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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY. JULY 16. 1SS3.
THE 0LTIMATE IH LICENSES.
Jodie "White yesterday, in a communi
cation to his brother Judges of Common
Pleas Ho. 2, bequeathed to them his con
clusions respecting the reapplications for
retail licenses, together with the delightful
duty of passing upon the same. Judge
White sums up his view of the matter by
the statement that if "there is to be no dis
cretion as to wholesalers and bottlers,
the discretion as to retailers amounts to
nothing;" and adds that "it is better to have
1,000 retail houses than 1,000 quart and jug
It looks very much as though very
body is in such a state of high
temper about the license business
that judicial construction of the
Brooks law will gain nothing permanent
from the decisions so far. The state of
mind of the applicants was relatively
placid, even while they were undergoing
bitter disappointment, to that of the bench
as exhibited since, alike in the language of
Justice Paxson's opinions and in the com
ments thereupon by the Judges who sat in
the license courts of Philadelphia and
Judge White, who has certainly had his
share of the excitement, closes his letter to
Judges Ewing and Magee by leaving the
disposition of the rehearings of the retailers
entirely to their judgment, A more highly
interesting task tor July and August can
hardly be imagined. If there is no- other
way that will seem at once to satisfy the law
and the conflicting opinions of what consti
tutes the qualifications for retail license, we
may expect the courts to fall ultimately
back in despair upon tbe put-the-uickel-in-tbe-slot-and-take-ou-a-drink
which has already worked so admirably in
quenching the public thirst and at the same
time beating the Blue Laws and Captain
Wishart. If there was only just a patent
attachment by which a man who has had
enough could not operate the machine tor
"anuzzer fill 'em up againl" the contriv
ance would manifestly meet every require
ment of common sense.
WHEEE CANADA HELPS US.
A special committee of the Chicago Board
of Trade told the Senate Inter-State Com
merce Committee yesterday that the Cana
dian lines of transportation in the United
States probably as a whole affect the com
mercial interests of this country iavoraDly.
This is exactly what The Dispatch has
said over and over again, and the further
declarations of these representatives ot
Chicago's commerce enforce The Dis
Tbe Senatorial committee inquired how
American interests were aided by Canadian
railroads, and the committee of Chicago's
Board of Trade replied :
First, by smashing pools and all traffic ar
rangements that have existed between such
roads as tbe Michigan Southern and Michigan
Central, and, second, by tbe equalization of
freights to points in New England when Ameri
can lines charged exorbitant rates under tbe
inter-State commerce law. Tbe Grand Trunk
line ot Canada was the pioneer in the dressed
beef trade, which, before they encouraged it,
was continually discouraged by American
roads in the interests of their live stock trade
and yard commissioners. Tbe Canadian lines
were among the first to build and operate
transfer elevators here for the preservation of
identity and the weighing of grain in hopper
scales as required by the law of the State,
bich law is now openly defied by some of the
American lines centering here. Tbe Canadian
lines have won the larger share of this business
from the West by such and kindred measures
and by uniformly just and equitable treatment
of their patrons, and not by favoritism to one
shipper over another, as is evidenced by the
popular regard had for those lines by Western
merchants. V.'e do not consider any additional
The committee made some other outspoken
remarks on the railroad question, and we
are told that Senator Hiscock and his
brethren were greatly astonished at the at
titude of the Board of Trade. The trnth is
ollen more turprising than fiction, and es
pecially to-Senatorial ears. It is to be
hoped that the truth about the Canadian
lines' relation to their American competi
tors will sink deep into the minds of those
who are investigating tbe inter-Slate com
merce law's workings.
CHEAP AND BEAK LIGHT.
The announcement is made in Chicago
that a company has been formed to supply
that city with water-gas made by the En
glish process, at a price which enables it to
be supplied to the consumer at from 25 to 30
cents per thousand. As Chicago is now in
the clutches of a gas trust which extracts
something like five times that figure from
the consumers of illuminating gas, the news
is hailed with a good deal of satisfaction,
tempered, of course, with tbe apprehension
that the Gas Trust will swallow up the new
company as soon as it demonstrates its abil
ities to give the public a cheap and useful
article of illuminating gas.
Tbe assertions being very definite that by
this process water-gas can be put into the
holders at a cost of 8 cents per thousand,
and furnished to the consumers with a fair
profit at 25 cents, it looks as if it would be
worth while for Pittsburg consumers to take
some steps to introduce the new article of
gas into our city. There is no doubt that
Pittsburg ought to have cheap gas. Its
supply of all the materials lor gasmaking
entitles it to the cheapest gas in the country,
if not in the world. Nevertheless, Pittsburg
keeps right on paying 81 per thousand feet
for gas which does not cost the companies
much over one-sixth of that figure. The
anomaly is extended by arrangements for
using natural gas as an illuminant, under
which those who bay the appliances for secur
ing a good light have to pay 1 per thousand
for tbe gas which all can get at 10 cents
per thousand for heatii.g purposes. Thero
is certainly room for a reform in the condi
tion of things which makes the people of
Pittsburg pay lour times the reasonable
price for their light. It would be well
worth while for our consumers to see if the
introduction of a little. competition in the
line of cheap gas would not pay for any cost
that may be necessary, within the first year
or two ai'ter the new process is put into
TBY AN ITEMIZED STATEMENT.
Since tbe citizens of Johnstown have for
mally joined in criticisms of the work of
the Relief Commission, and Governor Bea
ver's statements-in-lump of expenditures
are still declared unsatisfactory, the best,
and indeed the only possible thing remain
ing to be done is to furnish at once a de
tailed exhibit This ought not to be ai all
difficult. Tbe commission, as well as all
the different local relief committees, are
presumed to have kept boots. These books
cover no very long period. They should,
and doubtless do, show what quantities of
goods were purchased, from whom and at
what cost; where they were delivered, and
when; what moneys were paid out in direct
help, and to whom; what was disbursed for
services, and to whom. No more than six
weeks' operations are covered. Such a
statement, full and precise, could be copied
from tbe records and put in circulation very
. As was predicted in these columns when
the commission took hold, it has had a
lively fire of questioning and suggestion and
censure to meet All ot that may not be
pleasant; but the best way to deal with the
case is for the commission and all the com
mittees who have been spending money to
give the items. If thtre is no cause for
fault-finding the facts and figures will tell
for themselves; if the contrary, the public
will see for themselves. Mere general state
ments from Harrisburgsuch as were put out
in the commission's last circular are only
provocative of discussion, dispute and open
contradiction, which do not enlighten. Give
the transactions in detail. So much the
commission and the committees owe to the
donors of the relief funds, to the people of
the Conemaugh Valley, and, finally, to
SHEPABD DRAWS THE LINE.
"We are glad to observe that the religious
light of New Xork journalism. Colonel
Elliott F. Sbepard, has drawn a line. He
was wanted to attend a reception to Sulli
van, with the assurance that bis presence
'would add dignity to the affair which, per
haps, it would not otherwise possess, and
will also assure the public at large that the
religious element in our society and tbe
school of ideas represented by the scientific
development oi hnman muscle are in entire
harmony with each other." To this flatter
ing plea the good Colonel made the epi
grammatic reply or his editors did for him
through the columns of his paper, that
"the kind of 'religious element of society'
which is 'in entire harmony with' bruising,
slugging, prize-fighting, murder-it -necessary
development, must be more than a
thousand times further removed from true
religion than aqua fortis is from pure
We hasten to indorse the position as
sumed in the reply; but at the same time it
is necessary to point out that it has to re
coil. Religion and prize-fighting are in
compatible; but so are religion and spend
ing money to buy votes inPresidental elec
tions. It also may be remarked that the re
ligious element of society, which is in entire
harmony with the combinations of capita!
that are trying to inflate already large for
tunes by agreements to extort artificially
enhanced prices on the necessaries of life
from the masses of the people, is to far re
moved from true .religion that aqua fortis
and milk present a weak comparison.
As the religious journalist who can swal
low the use of money in elections and the
supremacy ot the trusts might as well eo
tbe whole hog, we are at liberty to conclude
that the good Colonel Shepard draws the
line at prize-fighting until the prize-fighting
interest becomes a power in politics or
has millions of capital behind it.
TKAGIC FOB THE SWEDES.
Again the advantage of a republican
form of government is set prominently be
fore us. It is announced that the King of
Sweden has written a tragedy. It will be
produced at a Stockholm theater, and the
loyal Swedes will be expected to plank
down their trowort and ores at the box
office. Of course the tragedy will be a ter
rific success. If it is as laughable as "The
Bag Baby," and meaningless as an Ameri
can tank show, the newspaper critics will
not dare to say so. Tbe King's tragedy
is naturally a serious thing for the audi
ence. Applause, tears and calls for the
royal author will have to be nicely inter
spersed, or there will be trouble.
It is not within our power to prophesy
certainly, but we dare wager ten American
comedies against a translated French tarce
that King Oscar will wish he had never
been born when the orchestra begins to tune
up before the curtain rises on the first act of
his tragedy. He will in all probability re
duce the salary of the Lord High Chamber
lain to a mere nominal sum before the first
act is over, and if he does not order that the
court official who told His Majesty that he
had a decided talent for tragedy-writing
for of conrse some lip-serving lackey has
done this thing be hung before morning,
we shall be surprised. JFor the feelings of a
dramatist during the first performance of his
first play can only be compared to those of
a plump missionary tied to a stake in the
midst of a circle of cannibals sharpening
their appetites and their weapons simul
taneously. Therefore King Oscar is not to
be envied. But then, neither are his people.
Their plight is worse, if anything.
'Fortunately, if there is no constitutional
enactment to prevent President Harrison
from writing a farce comedy in three acts,
there is at least a tacit understanding be
tween the people of these United States and
their Chief Magistrate that makes such a
horrible event impossible. Even in these
later days of partisan bitterness it has never
been insinuated that a President contem
plated writing a play. Perhaps the Swedes
will take this occasion to shake off the yoke
of royalty. They will have our fullest
A WATEEINQ PLACE TEIAL.
That protracted serial story of the Broad
way Bailroad bribery was commenced again
last week in a trial at Ballston, near Sara
toga, where it affords the lawyers a good ex
cuse to combine a few hours of business with
a great deal of pleasure at the fashionable
watering place. The testimony produced at
the former trials was reproduced there, with
the exception that the witnesses do not seem
be as certain of their recollections as tbey
were in former trials. As this uncertainty
afflicts them in vital points, it is not likely
that the lapse of time will make justice
much more certain than previously. But
District Attorney Fellows has yet to bring
his mighty intellect to bear and prove the
vitalizing effect of the Saratoga waters in his
speech to the jury.
The report that one of the gilded
youth of New York,, who made him
self notorious last year by distrib
uting diamonds broadcast among his
hangers-on at Saratoga, was fleeced out of
$30,000 in a Long Branch gambling estab
lishment, is regarded by the Netr York
Press as good reason for the interference of
the strong arm of the law. The view is cor
rect The strong arm of the law should put
the young man in his natural abiding place,
viz., either an idiot or an inebriate asylum.
It is understood that the victor in the re
cent prize fight has determined to settle
down in Chicago as refuge from obnoxious
efforts to enforce the law. Chicago has de
monstrated the fact that it is tb safest place
for ali the Sullivans.
Two cases in which Philadelphia law
yers have been detected in swindling their
clients evokes the declaration that the legal
profession 13 so overcrowded that its mem
bers have to make the choice between steal
ing or starving. This seems to make it nec
essary for the Philadelphia lawyers to put
themselves in training for some such useful
and legitimate occupation as digging
ditches or cleaning the streets. There is
said to be an immense field for industrious
street cleaners in the Quaker City.
If the Allegheny Baseball CInb would go
into some other line of business they would
be entitled to the thanks of a large com
munity of cranks in this region. Flaying
baseball is the last thing they should have
It is with the feeling that we have met an
old friend that we find in our esteemed co
temporary, the Philadelphia Times, its an
nual editorial on "How to Keep Cool."
The hot' weather logic which illuminates
this great subject can be condensed into the
rule that the way to keep cool is to keep as
cool as you can.
Judge White does not believe in spend
ing his vacation in hot water. Whether his
brethren on the bench care about taking a
dip in the scalding license rehearings is not
his concern. It will be theirs, however.
Fbom the discussion which is going on in
New York they seem to be developing the
notion there that it is the duty of police cap
tains to suppress the gambling establish
ments in their respective districts. New
and hitherto undreamed of ideas are con
stantly coming to the front nowadays.
To call the proposed railroad trust a tri
angle is altogether too faint a term. It is
nothing less than a shorn bridal parallel
opiped. The echoes from the Sullivan-Kllrain
fight are growing louder and louder. The
pugilists and their friends and backers are
doing the cause of public morality good by
mutually advertising their infamous char
acters. By their own mouths they will be
The tornado in Ohio reported 'yesterday
turns out to have been confined principally
to the afternoon papers.
The rejoicing over the settlement of the
Homestead labor troubles yesterday was
genuine and universal. The matter of
whose, victory it was sinks into inconse
quence compared with the great benefits of
such an early arrival at terms of peace.
It looks as if the law had arisen angry
and pugnacious for a second round with
Sullivan and Kilrain.
Nevada sets up rivalry to Dr. Brown
Sequard with a report that it has discovered
a fountain of youth. Experience of Ne
vada's discoveries of subterranean treasures,
however, warrants a suspicion that the
Fountain oi Youth may prove to be salted.
PEOPLE OP PKOMINEtfCE.
Commissioner Tannek is never without a
cigar between his lips. Often it Is a half
smoked one, which be prefers not to relight
A special- dispatch from Bar Harbor says:
"Secretary Blaine denies with bis own lips tbe
latest story of his resignation, which was sent
out from Washington Saturday night"
The widow of N. P. Willis, the poet, Is liv
ing in Washington. She is a pleasant, attrac
tive woman of GO. and Is occasionally seen in
society. Her.'son is a member of the Corps of
Chabi.es Woodcock, the favorite of King
Cbarles of Wurtemberg, is back again in New
York. This is bis first visit to his native land
since the title of Prelhler von Savage was con
ferred upon him by the King.
Pbesident Harbison has been so unlucky
in his choice of days for journeying from
Washington that the people of the capital now
nod their head, and say: "It's going to rain to
day," whenever they see him going toward the
General NeaXi Dow has an invalid daugh
ter who has been confined to her chair for
years. She Las devoted herself to tbe study
of languages, and is now perfectly conversant
with Latin, Greek, German, Spanish, French
SecbetabT PbOCTOB returned to Washing
ton from his borne in Vermont Sunday. Mr.
Lacey, Controller of tbe Currency, has re
turned to Washington from a short visit to his
borne in Charlotte, Mich. He brought his
family with him.
The Pope gave a reception to the Cardinals
and diplomats yesterday. Tbe reception lasted
four hours and during tbe entire period His
Holiness continued to extend greetings. The
Pope will remove to-day to his residence in the
Garden Casino, and audiences will be, sus
pended until further notice.
Superintendent or Census Pobteb yes
terday appointed Mr. Edward Stanwood, of
Boston, the present editor of the Youth's Com
panion, a special agent of tbe Census Office to
collect statistics of cotton manufacture in the
United States. He was once editor of the
Boston Adiertiser, and has some reputation as
The simple but imposing monument to Bos
coeConkllng in Forest Hill Cemetery. Utica,
Is finished. It Is ot Qulncy granite, In the
form of a sarcophagus, about nine feet high.
On the east side of tbe base is the inscription,
"Roscoe Conkllng;" on the west, "Born Octo
ber SO, 182& Died April 18, 18S&" It was se
lected by Mrs. Conkllng,
General Sherman and party on Saturday
ascended to the top of Pike's Peak. While
the carriage was being loaded a photographer
attempted to take a picture of him, but the
General turned his back, with tho remark that
photographers were a nuisance. On the top of
the peak tbe General sat on a rock and ate a
cheese sandwich, while the others clustered
around htm and related reminiscences.
Hexby W. Wilbub furnishes for publica
tion the following letter from General Grant,
under date of New York, December Is, 1SS3:
"My published denial of tho charge of being a
Spiritualist or a believer in spiritualism was as
explicit as I know how to make It I never
witnessed, nur took Interest enough in the sub
ject to wish to do so, one of the spiritualistic
performances. I never held a conversation
on the subject with anyone who was a be
liever." Information has been recelvod by friends
in Washington of an accident to Hon. E. H.
Terrell, of Texas, Minister to Belgium.. As be
was boardlnz the steamer In New York he
struck bis knee against a projection. Injuring
it so badly that he has been unable to walk
since. He reacbed"Brusselt, but has been con
fined to his room and has not yet been pre
sented to tbe King. n a tetter Mrs. Terrell
says she fears that the result will pf ore quite
Some Short Cots to the Betterment of Ufa
in Town and Country.
When you get tired of tramping through
every country but your own, my wealthy friend,
try a stroll about tbe haunts of your childhood.
Avoid the stock lions of the place. If you are
a Plttsburger do not go to see tbe Iron mills,
the glass houses or the Inclined plane railways
though they are of course worth seeing in
season but step out from the beaten path, and
you will be surprised what curious sights, aye,
and lovely ones, you will find right in the heart
of the city.
The other night a couple of young men, at a
loss for a diversion, put in practice the plan I
have suggested above. One of them, Peregrine
Quilt, with Whom many readers: of The Dis
patch are acquainted, has jotted down some
of bis impressions of the expedition, and they
will be found below.
So we set out and a few minutes walk
brought us to tne base of Monument Hill. Tho
hill rose black against tbe sky upon our right
and tbe monument Itself stood gray and weird
upon the summit A strange idea occurred to
me. Why cot have a midnight climb up tbe
deserted bllir It would vary the monotony of
a homeward walk. In a few minutes we were
going up the wooden steps and along tbe cir
cuitous path on the hillside. Then came a little
scramble on the steep slope, and we stood high
above the flaring lights of the two cities, on the
top of Monument Hill.
Yonder rose an arch of twlnklinc
lights, spanning the great mas of
darkness which wn recognized as Mount Wash
ington. At tbe foot of the Mount we caught a
glimmer of lleht upon the river; and then the
city began. A myriad lights great and small,
bright and dull; sometimes clustering to
gether, sometimes scattered far apart; some
times shining high in air above plies of gloomy
masonry, sometimes flashing fitfully from
street lamp or store. Far away to the south
and east stretched the slumbering city; at our
feet and around us was another city, gayer and
brighter still, ablaze with light, instinct with
the music of countless waltzes a city laughing
and love-making beneath tbe cold silent stars.
Between us and Pittsburg flowed the broad
river half lit up with the reflection of the gas
light, bait In darkness beneath the shadow of
the hills. White and ghastly in the moonlight
the monument rose over tbe wall like some
mighty specter, about to hurl its malison upon
our devoted heads.
To increase the" eerinessof the situation a
dozen city clocks- from tower and steeple, as
we stood In the shadow of the monument
chimed and boomed out the h our of midnight.
The descent was not easy, for at first we
attempted to make our way down over tbe bare
face of tbe hill; but at length the steps, for
which we bad been groping for a quarter of an
hour, turned up within fire yards of our
original starting point
There's a picture of the two cities in their
night clothes that anyone can see who will
take the trouble to climb the not stupendous
heights of Monument HilL
A bide through tbe country under the full
moon that blessed tbe hay harvest with fine
weather last week- comes to my mind as an
other of those luxuries that the poorest can
afford to enjoy. For it is not necessary to ride.
The odor of the bay is just as rich and sweet,
the breath of night bears it just as softly to the
tired tramp who Is making for a haystack two
miles away, as to the city nabob who rattles
over the level road behind bis blooded stock
bound for his sumnfer villa. And the nose ot
the tramp sometimes has a truer scent and bis
soul has a greater grasp for the beauties of a
July night in bay time than those of tbe patri
cian in a $o00 wagon. So walk or ride as yon
please; nature will courtesy to you if you bow
to her, and let you feast upon her preserves at
Project upon tbe white screen of your
imagination a house set darkly among trees.
Gird it with firs and pines, and let a circle of
maple, ash and oak trees fill in the gaps and
make darkness dense and odorous. An avenue
winds in and out among these huge leafy
monsters. It comes to a stop at a broad, high
portico, through which a steady blaze of lamp
light flows. A crisp crackle of the gravel and
an Impetuous pulse of hoofs, and a team of
horses draw a wagon with seats for four into
the light There is no delay, gentlemen. Step
in. Tbe pilot is on board and the skipper is on
tbe bridge. There is a scramble of hools and
pebbles in conflict, the wagon jerks forward
and the drive bas begun.
AS we turn out from the blackness of tbe
shaded avenue it is as if we came from mid
night to high noon. But the light Is white In
stead of crimson and gold. Tbe sky Is a tide
that the moon steeps in silver. Stars are at a
discount They twinkle, but they do not shine.
Eight poplars on that hill, which flings out a
cold front to the modest river In the valley, are
as black as the sky would be without the moon.
One of them, jagged by the wind's rude hands,
bas taken the form slightly of a cross. In tbe
solemn bush of the night the storm-twisted
tree brings up a thought of Calvary.
But stillness does not always He upon the
night's bosom. Cars must bark ana roosters crow
no matter how they mar a train of thought or
the slumbers of the sleepy. As we pass through
tbe quiet street of a tiny village 20 dogs are
barking. Their volces'dle away as we follow
the roadjilgher among the hills. A little mist
is rising from the river, curtaining its silvery
form and creeping in quaint forms over the
marshes, and even into the lower crevices of
the river hills. Now you can draw in the per
fume ot the hay in ereat gulps. Here is half a
big field cleared of its crop of clover, and over
the other balf tho blossoms are still upon the
stems. And so the night goes, and for the time
a man Is balf convinced he has -found the elixir
of life In the breath of tbe country when the
bay is ripe.
A $20,000,000 SALT TEU6T.
English Capitalists to Hold 93,000,000 of
It Salt to Advance.
MuWAUKEE, July 15. E. D. Wheeler, of
Manistee, Mich., one of tho most prominent
salt manufacturers in the lVest Is in Milwaukee
to-day, and gives an outline Of the plans of the
proposed international salt trust The associa
tion will be organized with a capital of $20,000,
000 and will be incorporated under tbe laws of
New York. "There bas been a disastrous war
waged between producers In Michigan and
Kansas and New York," Mr. Wheeler said.
"We have been shlppinc salt from Chicago, the
distributing point to places in Kansas, paying
SI per barrel freight and selling it at SI 20, We
have also shipped It East at the same exorbi
tant rates. The Kansas and New York pro
ducers have been sending salt Into our ten Itory
with like result loss both to them and to us.
After tbe association is formed each manufac
turing point will be apportioned its own dis
trict The loss on the long freight haul will be
adjusted and prices will go up 10 cents a
Tbe association will begin business on Jan
uary 1 next Mr. Burt, the defeated candidate
for Governor of Michigan, win be the first
President Of the stock, 5,000.000 will bo held
by English capitallts.
TEE SPAKDAED ASKED TO PAT.
Through Negligence 8200,000 Worth of
Property Was Burned Up.
Chicago, July 15. The Goodlander Mill
Company, of Fort Scott, Kan., bas commenced
salt In the Circuit Court against the Standard
Oil Company in a plea of trespass for $200,000.
In November, 1SS7, the Standard Oil Company
shipped a tank car containing 6,000 gallons of
kerosene to Fort Scott, where it was placed
upon a side track behind the extensive mills
and elevators Of the Goodlander Company.
Workmen desiring to empty tbe car of Its con
tents unscrewed tbe tap of the outlet pipe,
which should have been closed on tbe inside
by a valve. This was out of order, and when
tbe cap was removed the 6,000 gallons of oil
burst out, flooding the first story of the mill.
When the stream of oil reached the furnaces
in the boiler room It was Ignited, and in an In
stant tbe mills and elevators, valued at $200,000,
were In flames and were totally destroyed.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
E. C. Jordan.
WrxCBXSTXa, Va., July 15.-E. C. Jordan, well
known throughout tne United States as the pro
prietor of tbe Jordan White Sulphur Springs, this
county, died tills morning, lie was bitten In the
hand by a pet squirrel two months ago, and blood
poison Injr set in. Ills arm was amputated oil
Colonel D. Howard Smith.
L00ISVIU.X, July 14,-Colonel 1). Howard
elm 1 tli, ex-Andltor of Kentucky, died suddenly
here tills morning or heart disease. Hewas bom
ntar Georgetown, Ky,. In ua, and served with
distinction in the confederate army.
THESDAT JULY 16,
THE JUfilOR' MECHANICS.
Preparations to Capture tbe Cppltnl The
Bis; Parade To-Doy Unrrlsbura Gaily
Decorated A Largo Attendance at tho
I SPECIAL TXLXOBAX. TO TUX PISFATCB.
Habbisbubo, July 15. Tbe city is full of
junior United American Mechanics, and the
night and morning trains will add largely to tbe
numbers already here. This evening a special
train from Pittsburg, in two sections, brought
in 800 persons who intend to participate in the
parade to-morrow afternoon, and in tbe morn
ing a special train from Philadelphia will ar
rive with from 600 to SOO more. Tbiswlllbethe
first street parade in tbe history of tbe order in
connection with one of its annual sessions, and
promises to be large and imposing. Br. Harry
Htites, of this city, will be Chief Marsha) of the
recession, and Representative Brown, of
eaver. Marshal of the First division, G.
Howell Arthur of the Second division, Stephen
-Collins, of Pittsburg, of the Third
division, and. H. Wells Buser, or
Dauphin county, of the Fourth divis
ion. The First division will consist of the
State conncil and councils of other States: the
Second of councils from the East district; tbe
Third of councils from the West district; the
Fourth of councils from the Middle district;
and the Fifth ot the National Council and
officers of the State councils, escorted by tbe
Commanderies of the Order of United Amer
ican Mechanics, whose officers will have full
charge of the division.
Ilnrrlsburg In Holiday Atllrc.
The city is gaily decorated In honor of the
visitors, and the local Committee of Arrange
ments has made every possible arrangement to
make tbe visit of the order highly enjoyable.
Tbe State Council has established its head
quarters at tbe Bolton House, the commander
ies at the Leland and the Chief Marshal at tbe
LochieL Tho first session of the order will
meet in the hall of the House of Representa
tives to-morrow morning, and the business will
be confined to the reception of reports and to
other preliminary business. The reports will
show the order to be In a prosperous condition.
The Senior Order of American Mechanics was
created in 1844. and in 1S53 the Junior Order
was established as a feeder of the original or
ganization. After the juniors reached tbe ago
of 21 they were admitted to the other order,
until 1877 or 1878. when tbey started out on
their own book. They then numbered about
5,000. and 'since then have increased to nearly
40.000 in the State, and grown numerically
stronger every year. There are S50 councils in
Pennsylvania, and over 300 of these have indi
cated their purpose to send representatives to
the session which will meet here to-morrow.
Nearly all the 52 councils In Philadelphia and
15 councils in Allegheny will be represented.
Financial Standing; of tho Order.
The Various councils in the State have In cash
Land investments about $300,000, according to
tbe last report submitted to tne .National coun
cil of the order, and an average of 25,000 an
nually is distributed to the heirs of deceased
members of the order, without counting the
amount applied in sick benefits. No assess
ments are made on the members to pay these
claims, but the money is derived from weekly
dues, ranging from 10 to 15 cents. Tho order
cave $15,000 to tbe Johnstown sufferers. The
officers of the State Council for the ensuine
year will be elected on Wednesday. A lively
contest Is in progress for State Vice Conncil,
which is a stepping stone to tbe higher office of
State Council. Tbe aspirants are Stephen Col
lins, of Pittsburg, and S. M. Blckford. of Cone
maush. There are nine candidates for repre
sentative to the National Council, to meet In
Chicago in June, 1S90, ana a number are work
ing bard for the prize.
At a late boar to-night it is said that Stephen
Collins, of Pittsburg, is ahead in the race for
State Vice Council and will likely win.
MORE WORK FOE QUAY.
He Is Expected to Save the New States for
From the Philadelphia Record.:
Senator Quay expects to meet tho President
at Deer Park on Wednesday next, and it Is
said that one of tbe objects for the meeting is
to confer relative to the October elections in
the four new States. Until recently the Re
publican managers were confident of carrying
all of them, but now thev are only sure of
North Dakota, and are greatly distressed for
fear that the Democrats will capture Montana
and Washington and also sweep South Dakota
through a combinationvwith the Farmers' Al
liance. Should these three States bo carried by the
Democrats tbe Republicans would lose their
present majority of two In tbe Senate and five
in tbe House, and both houses would be under
Democratic control. President Harrison is
said to be seriously alarmed over the prospect
and be is depending npou Quay to save the
party from such disaster.
' Where It Never Falls,
ITrom the Chicago Inter-Ocean.t
New Yorkers seem to be worrying over costly
arrangements to kill murderers by electricity.
There Is abundant proof that all tbey need is a
loose wire hanging in tbe jail connected with a
good battery. It never seems to fail when it
dangles above tbe streets.
Chicago Poets Dlfficnlty.
from the Somerville Journal. 1 ,
Poets in Chicago have a bard task. They
find it next to Impossible to get the required
number of feet into a line.
He Una Come to Stay.
From the Lonlsvllle Courier-Journal.!
It Is predicted that the English sparrow will
roost on the tombstones of those who are de
Charles W ATKINS, who used to be a spirit
slate writer and telegrapher, is now a hotel
clerk in Boston, Mass. He says be bas cot to
wait seven years now before tho "spirits" bring
htm a new development
There is a man styled doctor in Boston who
claims to be possessed of such strong magne
tism that he is able to impart it to ordinary
brown paper for the cure of every knonn dis
ease. Persons ordering tbe paper are humbly
requested to inclose $1.
The Spiritualists and the Theosophs are not
good friends any longer because Mme. Blavat
sky. once accepting the claims of the Spirit
ualists, has repudiated the subject altogether,
claiming to have found a higher revelation in
tbe order of which she is the high priestess.
CAPTAIN Parker shows, of England, de
Clares that he is ono of the witnesses to the
fact of Lady Franklin having received a spirit
message, which, if followed, would have led to
the rescue ot tbe survivors of tbe expedition.
He is writing a pamphlet .stating the "plain
facts," and bas issued a call for money to piint
After declaring that departed spirits could
telegraph their wishes and the latest news
from the city celestial, and printing many arti
cles supposed to emanate from that source,
through a Cleveland medium, tbe Jteligio
Philosophical Journal now declares the whole
thing a fraud and tbe telegraphy a trick. It
does not say whether the news received was a
"fake" or not, but leaves that an open ques
tion. The medium fn turn claims it to be all a
"plot," and declares himself genuine of
A stranoe phenomenon bas occurred In
Portland, Me-, upon awindow of a house owned
and occupied by two ladles. A face has ap
peared as if painted in water, colors. The out
line is very distinct and at times the whole
picture stands out from the glass. In tbe pres
ence of some persons it is more apparent than
with others. One of the ladies declares It to be
an exact likeness of ber departed mother, and
says she first discovered it by hearing loud raps
when she entered the room, which ceased
directly she perceived the portrait on the win
dow pane. Tbe modest sum of 10 cents is
charged for tbe unbelieving to view the sight,
and hundreds have visited tbe house. In the
presence of some persons it is said to fade out
altogether, and at their departure to reappear
with greater brilliancy.
IN TOE DARK.
When I kissed her that night in the hallway,
'Twss so dark that nothing was plain;
Abd not being sure but I'd missed her.
Why 'twas right I should kiss her ajrsln.
There was darkness on everything round us,
I was retching In vaia for the door,
And the while I was seeking an exit
It so happened I kissed ber some more.
And I wasn't quite sure as I left her,
AS to whether she liked It or not;
But I know that 1 sighed to be back there
The fartner away that 1 got.
And tbe next time I called It so happened
That we stood la that hallway once more;
And the gas-ilbt fell over and round us,
At I quietly moved to the door.
But ber red cheeks so roguishly dimpled,
And her eyes shone to wickedly bright
That I messed where her thoughts Were a-ttrsying.
And I reached up and turned out the light, .
History of a Remarkable OrtranzatIea and
the Remarkable Man Who Founded It
Original Alms of iho Order Tbe Rise
and Fall of tbe Society.
From the Hew York Herald.;
The Clan-na-Gael is a remarkable organiza
tion. It has gone through many vicissitudes
and played an Important part in tbe history of
Ireland for many years. That part was not al
ways visible to tbe outside world, but its influ
ence, for all that, gave shape and tone to the
national movement up to the time, not very
long ago, when Parnellism grew strong enougn
to become the dominating force In Irish affairs.
Tbe Clan was not always what It Is now. Its
leaders in other days were a very different type
of men from the "Triangle." They were.lt is
true, advocates of physical force: fanatics; if
you will, who believed in setting up "an Irish
Republic on Irish soil" by an appeal to
armed rebellion. Tbey plotted and planned
in secret but their efforts were di
rected to planting rifles and bayonets and
cartridges in Ireland, negotiating with Eng
land's enemies and waiting for "Ireland's
opportunity," which they interpreted to be
"Lngland's" difficulty," or. In other word, a
war between their enemy and some great
European power. With them there was no
talk of daggers or dynamite, and tbe men they
looked up to as models for their conduct were
the Tones and Emmets and FItzgeralds, the
Mltchels, Meagbers and O'Briens of a bygone
day, who, if they wero not great statesmen,
were at least men of spotless honor, pure mo
tives, and filled with the spirit of self-sacrifice.
The "Mafia" was once a band of devoted patri
ots, organized to deliver Sicily and Italy from
tbe rule of tbe foreigner. It is nowa coterie ot
thieves anu assassins, organized to prey on the
community and murder those who divulge its
criminal secrets. Tbe Clan-na-Gael has not yet
reached that stage of degeneracy, but it has
unquestionably entered on the downward
The Origin of the Clan.
This remarkable organization, which has at
tained such a remarkable development, was
founded by a remarkable man. He dldoiot In
tend it to bo what it is to-day, and if he could
speak from the grave his voice never heard in
defense of anything with the taint of dishonor
upon it would be raised in solemn and earnest
protest against the crimes which have stained
its record in recent years. That founder was
Jerome J. Collins, who met his death on the
Jeannette expedition, in the frozen wilds of
Siberia, a few years ago. How did such a man
profoundly versed as be was in scientific
knowledge, a great meteorologist an engineer
of ability, a journalist of well deserved reputa
tioncome to start such a movement? Tbe
story, although never published before, bas
been known for many years to hundreds of
people and is easily told. Collins was born
nearDunmanway, County Cork, about 50 years
ago. He came of a good family, not claiming
that tbey were descended from the kings of
Ireland or of Desmond or Tbomond, but able
to say, with pride and truth, that for many gen
erations they bad cciven men of mark and edu
cation to tbe commnnity in which tbey lived
and held their heads high. Young Jerome re
ceived a good education and adopted tbe pro
fession of engineering. The "best bridge that
spans the Leo" in Cork city is still proudly
Jointed out by Nationalists as bis work, but
reland affords a very limited scope for the
gratification of professional ambition, except
in the case of lawyers with principles for sale,
and the demand for even these bas of late run
very low, so Collins sought and quickly ob
tained employment In Eneland.
A Young Man's Mission.
He was employed by a large Iron Arm which
bad a contract for putting up the iron work in
the convict prisons. Although he was Na a
tlonallst by inheritance, Collins bad never
joined any organization nor meddled in politics.
He was too much absorbed in scientific
studies, and knew little of what was going on
around him. The first event that attracted his
attention was tbe suppression of the Fenian
organ. The Irish People, and the arrest of the
leaders of the conspiracy. Then followed the
State trials and the rescue of James Stephens
from Richmond prison, Dublin. His young
blood warmed up, and he began to think he
might soon find occupation building works In
tbe field, rather than constructions of a peace
ful nature. He would have joined the move
ment had be known how to go about itbut his
acquaintance among London Irishmen was very
limited, and none ot those he knew were
Fenians. Collins was sent one day by tbe firm
that employed bim to make an examina
tion of some iron work in Pentonville
convict prison. The recently convicted
Fenian prisoners. John O'Leary, Thomas Clarke
Luby, Cbarles J. Klckham, Denis DowllngMul
eahey, Jeremiah O'Donoran Rossa. William F.
Roantree and others were confined there.
Having executed his mission the young engi
neer was shown round the prison by the gov
ernor, who little dreamed that under tbe quiet
gentlemanly exterior of his visitor lay the
material of a desperate and dangerous revolu
tionist. Among other things the governor
showed him the cells of the Fenian prisoners
and opened the cell doors so that he could get
a look at the men.
Hunting: for Fenians.
Even In these early days he bad a very thor
ough knowlet'te of the power of exDlosire,and
his plan included the blowing open of the prison
gates, but be bad a very limited knowledge of
tbe power of tbe Fenian organization. But
bad It not a few weeks previously taken James
Stephens, its chief, bodily out of just as strong
a prison in Dublin and within a few hundred
yards of a barrack containing a regiment of
cavalry and a battery of artillery? Why could
not a still bolder stroke be done in London,
where there were 300,000 people of Irish blood?
So reasoning, Collins went to work practically
in the methodical, matter of fact way wblcb
characterized htm to prepare every detail of
a plan ot rescue. But he could not do it alone,
so he had to fish around to discover the
Fenians. After many inquiries be at last stum
bled on tbe rlcbt people that is, they were tbe
beads of the Fenians in London, bnt they were
anything at all but the right people for the job
Collins bad on hand. They appointed a com
mittee composed of good enough fighting ma
terial, but tbey claimed to be competent judges
of bis plan and wrangled over its details for
weeks until tbe soul of Collins sickened within
bim. Among tbe committee was an ex-officer
of tbe Papal army, whose few months ot ser
vice made bim Imagine bimself a soldier. He
did not lack courage, but he was vain, empty
beaded and incompetent He hat since been a
member of Parliament, but is now in tbe ob
scurity that better becomes him. This man's
loquacity and impudence spoiled tbe whole
plan and drew suspicion on Collins. The result
was he had to tako refuge in the United
The Flrsi.Cnmp Formed.
In New York Collins found the Fenian move
ment torn by factions and the leaders too busy
fighting for supremacy to hare any time left
for fighting England. He went to various
leaders and submitted plans of a thoroughly
practical nature, but be was coldly received,
and soon made up bis mind that Fenlanism, in
the shape it then had, was utterly unfit for its
Work. He came in contact with large numbers
of Its rank and file and saw that all they re
quired was intelligent leadership, and he con
ceived the idea of picking out of tho. member
ship of both factions, then at each other's
throats, tbe best men be could find and uniting
tbem in a secret organization that would
eventually displace the older one.
The first meeting was held and the first camp
of the Clan-na-Gael organized in June, 1SG7, in
a room on the top floor ot a house in Spring
street occupied by a man named James Sbecdy,
now dead. Indeed, nearly nil the men who
were present at that meeting are now dead, but
in one or two of them there is a great deal of
life. Less than a dozen men were present
The proceedings were not of a very formal
character, and the pomp and tho ceremony af
terward Introduced at meetings of the order
were only then thought ot by one man present,
and be was an old Free Mason who bad
dropped out of Masonry. The elaborate ritual
subsequently adopted was bis work. Plans
were discussed, and when all was agreed upon
and an election teok place, an old cigar box.
still in tbo possession of tbe widow ot one of
those present and cherished as a sacred relic,
served as a ballot box.
Tbe Original Namber One.
Tho members agreed to have numbers as
signed them, and Jerome J. Collins was No. 1
ot Camp No. 1. He was also tbe first benior
Guardian. Later on, wben troubles arose,
James Sbeody became No. 1 ot Camp No. I,
and died lrt that, to bim. proud position. He
was a man with a hobby and a talent for or
ganization, but without ambition, and be never
tried to use bis undoubted Influence in tbe
slightest degree for bis own benefit Hewas
Eroud of tbe organization of which he called
lmself the father, and be worked bard to in
crease its membersblp.bat there bis energy
ceased. Collins gathered around him a group
of brainy men, and Camp No. 1 was soon a very
lively place. It Included engineers, doctors,
merchants, clerks and mechanics, but politi
cians were rigorously excluded. But, as an old
member describes It "there was too much
brains In it to last." and quarrels soon arose
which split it In twain. There were dramatic
scenes more than once. On one occasion a
whole company of tbe Sixty-ninth, of which
Collins was Captain, marched to- the meeting
from a drill or a parade at the armory and the
Incident was made tbe pretext for accusing him
ot an attempt to "strike terror."
As a result of the wrangling Collins was one
night expelled by a snap vote, without a trial
and without a hearing, within a year of the
foundation of thenrganlzatlon, and be dropped
away In disgust refusing to appeal for a trial
to any of the subsequent conventions. In later
years an effort was made by his friends to In
duce bim to go back, and he relented some
what but his jotarney to the Arctic prevented
his ever returning; and be died outside the
oraer he bad founded. ..
GLEANINGS IN GOTHAM.
A Great Time for the French.
IXEW YOBK BUHXAU SrECIALS.
New York, July 15. Tbe French societies
of tbe city have continued to celebrate tbe an
niversary of the taking of the Bastile since early
this morning. Before 9 o'clock to-day all tbe
approaches to Washington Square, where the
procession formed, were blocked by tbe mem
bers of 20 French societies. AH wore gay uni
forms, splendid with blue, white and red. At
10 o'clock the big Frenchmen of tbe city were
driven in carriages to the head of the line, the
societies and their bands tell In behind their
banners and tri-colors, and tbe parade moved
away toward Union Square, where the Mayor
reviewed It After two little girls bad given Mr.
Grant a big blue, white and red bouquet, and
tbe crowd bad cheered for the French Consul.
General several tunes, every one hurried off to
the small parks uptown, where there were
games and dinners, and speeches and dances
under tbe tri-colors till late this evening. Al
together, the Frenchmen bave bad a very glo
rious time for tbe last two days, and none, ex
cepting Germans, have begrudged it to them.
The Germans bave done no little grumbling
because Mayor Grant let the trl-color wave
over City Hall for two days. Tbe Germans
bave been so opposed to tbe whole celebration
that none ot tbe brewers would even hire out
bis beer trucks to tbe Frenchmen for the
floats in to-day's parade.
No Honest Scale la New York.
William Martin. Sealer of W eights, bas com
plained of 300 tradesmen Tor using dishonest
weights and measures. Within a week be ex
pects to make complaints against some 200
more butchers, grocers and hucksters, who
bave incorrect scales. Mr. Martin's investiga
tions show that some 30,000,000 pounds of neces
saries of life are practically stolen every year
from New Yorkers by means of false measures
and weights. He bas never found a correct
pair of scales on a fish dealer's counter.
Nell Burgess Much Better.
Several times since Noll Burgess, the actor,
was burned by the explosion "of a lamp in his
country bouse, at the Highlands, reports that
he was dead or dying have been circulated and
generally believed. Mr. Burgess' condition bas
not been so critical. His Injuries were severe,
but not dangerous. To-day Mr. Burgess'
doctors wrote an open letter to J. M. Hill,
manager of tbe Union Square Theater, where
Mr. Burgess is engaged to play next season,
describing Burgess' improved condition and
promising to bave him ready for work next
Caught a Shark O0Fre Island.
General Isaac S. Catlln, of Brooklyn, caught
a shark with bluefish tackle off Fire Island
to-day. He and his young nephew and Captain
Sammis bad just thrown- out their lines for
bluefish, about two miles from land, wben the
dorsal fin of a shark appeared within 100 feet
of the boat Two minutes later two violent
tugs snapped the lines ot the Captain and Gen
eral Catlin's nephew. Then came a tremend
ous pull at the General's line. It held. The
small boat of tbe three fishermen whirled
around and aroumi till General Catlln was too
dizzy to do more than hold tight to the line.
After ten minutes of whirling and plunging,
tbo line became slack in tbe General's hand.
He pulled it in till the shark lay within ten feet
of the stem. Young Catlln split the shark's
bead open with a hatchet When laid out in
the bottom of tbe boat, the shark measured,
from tip to tip, six feet and four inches. It was
of the regular man-eating kind, and had many
rows of keen, white teeth.
Not Only Vlrtuo la Self-sustaining.
Georee J. Theiss. the rich owner of a notori-
xously disreputable resort, died last night
Three years ago he acquired a national reputa
tion by prosecuting tbe Waiters' Union,
Knights of Labor, for boycotting bim. Five
members of the union who distributed boy
cotting circulars before his restaurant were
sent to the penitentiary. Theiss left property
worth about $700,000.
Dangers of Foollnc With Lightning;.
Alex. McAdic, an expert electrician, told the
Electrical Commission In Bourke Cockrane's
office to-day why he thought Kemmler should
not be execttted by electricity. He described
bow two men wbo bad been strntk by lightning
bad been resuscitated by him and had eventu
ally recovered. He believed the science of
electricity to be too backward to be applied to
tbe taking of hnman life. Ha knew of no sure
method of guiding the electric current to a
vital port of the body, and in case the current
did not immediately reach a vital part execu
tion by electricity would be little else than
slowly burning to death. Daniel W. Glbbens,
Subway Commissioner, said 10 would not
tempt him to watch Harold P. Brown kill an
other dog by electricity.
MR, TOGEL'S Y0GELPH0SE.
A New Invention Designed to Tako Ibe Place
of the Telephone.
Chicago, July 15. Out on tbe prairie beyond
Maywood there are two houses about 3,000 feet
apart. Between these houses is stretched a
telephone wire, or, strictly speaking, a vogel
phono wire, and in either bouse is a vogelphone.
A party ot Chicago men tested the instrument
yesterday. Tbe vogelphone is the invention of
William Vogel, an architect of Chicago. It is
to all intents and purposes a' telephone, but
through it sound waves are conveyed by a new
process. Tbe telephone carries sound waves by
induction. The vogolphone dispenses with In
duction and transmits sounds by magnetism.
With the telephone conversation cannot be
carried on successfully for a long distance, be
cause the strength of electricity necessary to
carry the sound waves burns the fine wires. Mr.
Vogel claims that by his system he can nso a
wire of any thickness, put on any strength of
electricity, and carry sound any distance. He
claims that conversation can be carried on be
tween Paris and Chicago by tbe vogelphone.
The test of the instrument at Maywood yes
terday did not demonstrate this tact, as the
distance covered was about hlf a mile. No
ground wire is used. The electric circuit is
made by a double wire overhead. Mr. Voeel
says be is going to establish a llnebetween New
York and Chicago.
A Sensible Sngaeallon.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Great hot-weather suggestion for tho Ameri
can playwright: Write a tank drama, and get
in the tank.
The lady clerks In the Philadelphia post
office bave a lunch room on the second floor.
Tbey entertain two or three cats sent from
Virginia, which were brought North in mail
A steollino Italian musician in Philadel
phia bas an Improvement on the monkey. It is
a parrot which sings operatic music in a
soprano voice that is beard for squares, and
then collects coins from high windows. Tbe
bird can fly where the monkey would fall to
A Baenesvtlle, O., boy went for tho mall
for three maiden ladles and got letters for
each of them. On his way hack be stopped to
kill a polecat Tbe ladies tried to read their
letters, but gave it up as a bad job until tbey
had fumigated and aired tbem for hours.
Lebanon, Pa., boasts a cat that has raised a
family of 63 kittens.
A YOUNG couple in Jefferson county, O., had
been engaged for a year and all went bapolly.
The yonng man went away to work last month
and wroto a letter to bis sweetheart tbe first
she had ever received from him. When she
discovered that his grammar was poor and his
Spelling worse she decided not to marry him,,
and now another fellow Is courting her.
A rABJtEit near Parkersburg,W. Va.. claims
that one ot his mules was scared to death by
lightning. The lightning knocked down a thed
Under which the mule was standing, and the
animal started to run. and kept It up Until It
dropped down dead.
Henkt Newhhox, a venerable member of
tbe Carlisle. Pa., bar, was seized with an attack
of vertigo recently, during which be swallowed
his false teeth. He narrowly escaped choking
OK Sunday last Mrs. John Evans, who lives
near the Welsh Mountains, found a large
copper-head snake In her bouse. The reptile
held possession until tbe men came home and
killed it -
A hen owned by John Seal, of Bwarthmore,
Fa. which has supplied his family with Spring
chickens and eggs tor nearly 11 years, was
recently tied to a trestle to prevent her from
setting, wheats committed suicide by hang
ing herself, f
It cost George Fisher, of Monticello,
1U, (200 to steal his neighbor's turkeys. He
also got 120 days In jail. .
A Montreal collection plate revealed
the fact that 209 of the congregation had con
tributed 1 cent apiece to the church funds,
while 1,879 had given 5 cents apiece, and 868 III
On Eagle Rock, near Orange, N. J., it
is proposed to erect a summerbotelandatower
somewjat similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Tbe latter will rise 320 feet above the crest oi
A remarkable cave in Stone county,
Kan., has been explored "for a distance of 12
miles." Report credits it with containing two
rivers, "millions of bats," and the remains ot
many wild animal'.
Mrs. Ole Olsen, of Detroit, a Swedish
woman, is the proud mother of a bouncing boy
1 year old, who welebs 150 pounds. A dime
museum manager offered SIOO per week for tho
privilege of exhibiting the child, but ,tho
mother refused to listen to him.
The authorities of William and Mary
College, at Williamsburg, Va., have just re
ceived a letter from It W. Gilder, the editor of
the Century .and his sister, in which theysar
tbat tbey hare in their possession the n old
bronze sun dial which was taken from the in
stitution, and which tbe present owners offer
Seven thousand pounds have melted
away. A dead whale captured In the Cattegat
was brought from Copenhagen to Vienna at tbe
above mentioned cost But tbe laws of nature
then asserted themselves, and the monster ex
hibit. like the Boojum, softly and silently bo
gan to vanish away. It bas been buried at the
owner's expense, and 7,000 odd lies In Its
A woman who had been addicted to
snnff dipping died at Birmingham, Ala., re
cently. Tbe doctors held an autopsy and found
tbat her stomach contained considerably more
than a pound of wood and pieces of cloth 13
feet long. The woman used snuff and chewed
up and swallowed her brushes, but the physi
cians are at a loss to know how tbe cloth got
Will Jentzen, of Atlanta, Ga., has a
hen tbat lays bird eggs. She has laid 15 or It
ot them this summer. The eggs are in size and
shape similar to the eggs of a brown thrush,
and are speckled on tbe larger end. In the same
manner as tbe eggs of a tbrusb. The ben is na
pullet but an old. and experienced matron, ot
the yard, and the queer shape of the eggs bas
excited the wonder of ber owners.
Mrs. Keuter, of Wisconsin, recently
got tbe better ot a ruffianly tramp. When th
fellow attacked her. she ran to her house, and,
seizing a loaded revolver, ordered him out on
the road, and thence to the railroad, following
bim two miles down tbe track to where her
husband was at work. Then tbe latter and bis
companion took the man. and marched bim
into the justice office in New Cassol, where be
was given 30 days in the county jaiL
Mr. J. M. Caldwell, of Walton county,
Ga. has a Bible printed 80 years before
Columbus discovered America, yellowed with
age; a large, solid mahogany folding table and
beadsteadand set of silver teaspoons, all ot
which hare been in his family over 150 years; a
lamp 131 years old, with the chimney mado with
tbe burner and intended as a lard lamp; pair
of andirons 150 years old, and a preserve jar
abont two centuries of aze.
A little darkey boy was recently
brought before the Police Court of Richmond,
Va.. charged with some trifling offense. Ha
asked to hare his case postponed for one day.
so tbat he might bring as a witness another
darkey boy who would exonerate him. The
next morning his friend was in courthut to the
surprise of everybody, his testimony was en
tirely against tbe accused boy and resulted in
his conviction. When tbe prisoner was asked to
explain this fact he remarked, philosophically,
"Oh, he done been seen since I sawn him."
On Thursday, in Karitan, a party of
fishermen out for sport had more than tbey
bargained for. After catching a lot offish
with book and line they determined to try net
fishing. Their first haul was a brace of sharks
weighing 900 pounds. Tbe nets were badly
torn, for both nsh struggled fiercely for their
lives. It was impossible to drag them into the
boat without first killing tbem, and harpoons,
spears and boathooks were energetically piled.
The smaller of the captives foon succumbed.
His big companion fought almost as long as a
shred of his body hung together, and was liter
ally cut to pieces before be died. He was
about 9 feet long and weighed 500 pounds.
As Mr. Washburn, of Brooks county,
Ga., was passing around the back part of his
plantation, accompanied by two bulldog', one a
small one. the small one was attacked by a
monster rattlesnake. The larger dog went
bravely to the rescue. The snake immediately
released the email dogand sprang for the larger
one, biting him in the neck. Mr. Washburn in
the meantime got hold of a fence rail and had
started for the scene of battle. On seeing Mr.
Washburn tbe snake left the dogs and sprang
for bim. The old gentleman backed a few steps
and struck at tbe snake with tbe rail. Tbe rail
took effect on tbe sntke's bead and stunned
bim. Tben Mr. Washburn got in his work, and
In a few minutes killed the reptile. The snake
was as large as a man's thigh and seven feet
long. He was an old settler. The small dog
recovered, but the large one died the next day.
While Mike James, a boy 14 years of
age, was going through the woods, near Clarks
ville. Ga., with his father, one day last week,
he said: "Father, If a snake was to bite me yon
just ought to see how quickly I would bandage
my leg with this rubber strap." The boy spoke
Eosltively, and no sooner wero tbe words out ot
is mouth than he exclaimed: "I am snake
bittenf! His father, turning around, saw his
son drawing the bandage tigbtly around bis leg
just above tbe bite. The old man killed the
snake and found it to be an adder of tbe most
deadly kind. The administration of Internal
remedies at once commenced: First, one plug;
then an old-time twist of home-made, wens
down like food; then one pint of corn whisky.
All this made him very sick, and he vomited
freely. He Is yet unable to walk, but is rapidly
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT.
Volumes of gas must furnish very light
reading. Saltimor American,
Oddly enough, it is the man of loose
habits who Is most likely to get tight SomervilU
Blufkins says if he published a paper ha
would call It the Umbrella, and then every one
would take It Troy Press.
Smart Attorney You say the evening:
wore on. What did it wear on tbat particular
Witness The close or day, I presume. Omaha
A Terrible Possibility. Mother (read
ing) A machine bas been Invented that will fling
a man l,Sro feet Into the air.
Pretty Daughter Horrors! Don'tlet pa hear of
It bexo Tort: Weekly.
A True Lover's Quarrel. He Come
now, let's kiss and make up.
She No, sir: I won't
Tie Well, let's kiss, anyhow.
(They make np. ) SomerviUeJournat.
Boston heiress ;I am afraid it is not for
me, but for my money, that you come bere to
Ardent Wooer You are cruel to say so. Bow
can I get your money without getting you? Ko.
ton Courier. V
"How did your husband meet his death?"
"Be fell through a trap."
In the dark, I suppose."
"No: It was broad daylight hut there was a
black cap over his face and he couldn't sec, poor
man." Xankte Blade.
Two Wardrobes. Loving Wife My
summer wardrobe is completed and I. am now
ready for Newport.
Husband Welt I'll see If I can arrange my
affairs mo 1 can go.
uracious! I can't take you along. l"ou
havea'ta'tultofclothesfitto be seen In." Sew
A Berlin judge tbe other day, addressing
a locksmith who appeared as a witness, spoke as
follows! "I should have thought yoa would dis
suade your workmen from going to law for such
Witness That's what I did. I said: Children,
said I. the clerk at the lawyer's will take your
coat aad the lawyer will ttrin off your shirt; and
as for the Judge, why. man, he'll skin yoaallvel
Yoa tee, I talked sensibly to the folks like that,
but It was all of no uielZettgest.
It Had to Come Out "Were you ever
engaged In a train robbery?" asked the prose
cuting attorney, looking at him keenly.
"I was never Indicted for train-robbing," an
swered the witness, evasively.
"That Is not the question," said the lawyer.
"I will ask you again. Were you ever a trala
robber?" "Judge, " said the witness taming imploringly
to the d'gnltary on the bench, "must 1 answer
"You must," answered the Judfce. "And re
member you are under oath."
.The witness turned pale and his knees knocked
"Iinppetelt'tgot to come out I told hooks
and bananas on the ears for a whole yeaftwhenl1
was a yonng fellow, ' faltered the miserable man.