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THE PITTSBUEG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1889.
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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17. 1SS9.
THE COHMISSIOH'S W0BK DONE.
The Pittsburg Relief Committee yester
day made an order of transfer for $400,000 of
its Johnstown money to the State commit
tee. It Governor Bearer and his associates
, will now pet together and turnover that and
all the other relief funds in their possession
to the Johnstown people themselves, they
will be doing just what the situation calls
for. So long as the people of Johnstown
vere themselves in no shape to attend to the
matter, the distribution of relief by outsiders
was proper. But they have now their own
organization. One ot their first acts has
been to express gratitude to the donors of
relief, coupled with complaint of the man
ner cf its administration. Now that they
are again up and doing, it should require no
great sense of delicacy for the State Com
mission to perceive the fitness of letting
them decide for themselves how the balance
of the funds are to be applied. This is the
quickest and least questionable way of clos
ing an unpleasant chapter of the relief
No doubt, too, this is the course which
would commend itself to the public. There
is no official trusteeship of the relief
moneys. They passed through many chan
nels before reaching the present deposi
tories. The purpose of the donors was in
every case to furnish quick relief. The
money would have been sent to Johnstown
direct had there b:en anyone thereto receive
it The committees and commissions
which acted as intermediaries in the main
rendered excellent service, and we make no
doubt will be able to show a clear account
for every penny expended. But their func
tions should cease when the need for their
agency ceases; and that is precisely at the
moment when Johnstown is able to show an
organization ol its own composed oi honest
and capable men.
Even if the State Commission were ever so
much wiser than Hie Johnstown people, or
knew much better how to apply the money,
and when, than the beneficiaries themselves,
it is still the plain fact in the case that the
donations contemplated no such period of
guardianship, and thit the proper thing for
the commission to do is to close up the ac
count and hand over the balance, at once,
to thoe for who.se immediate use and benefit
the whole was given.
The commission's work is done.
THE GLASS WOBKEBS' CONVENTIOH.
The prolonged session of the "Window
Glass Workers' Couention in this city in
dicates that they have had some subjects of
very lively discussion. Although there
has been some disposition to develop an op
position to Mr. Campbell's policy as presi
dent of the association, the result of the dis
cussion has been to secure the strongest in
dorsement ot his course. This appears promi
nently in the rather pugnacious resol utions
supporting his course with regard to bring
ing foreign workmen here, and vigorously
denouncing those who have attacked him
for it The announcement that this fight is
to be carried to the length of boycotting
merchants who advertise in the labor or
gans that have attacked President Camp
bell indicates a new use of the boycott,
which may be found on experiment to be
the reverse of advantageous to the labor in
terests. A HTREUWP DETECTIVE.
The course of a certain private detective
of the State of Ohio, in connection with the
Suliivan-ICilrain prize fight, is, according
to his own statement as published in yester
day's Dispatch, a most remarkable illus
tration of the abuses which are possible un
der the private detective system. As this
professed detector and enemy of crime is
now engaged in hunting down the prize
fighters, it is pertinent to remark that if
there is one person in connection with the
recent prize fight more obnoxious to the
honest administration of justice than the
prize fighters themselves, it is this very de
tective. Prize fighting is bad enough; but the de
liberate perversion of the instrumentalities
of law for the protection of those who con
template its violation is a good deal worse.
The detective agency business is supposed
to exist for the purpose of preventing, de
tecting and punishing violations of the law.
Yet here we have the spectacle of a private
detective placing his services at the disposal
ofapaity of men who intended to violate
the law for the sake of permitting them to
do so with impunity. "When to this is added
the detail that the professional supporter of
law and order proposed to secure that pro
tection by the use of bogus warrants and
false affidavits, in order to prevent the
officers of Mississippi from arresting the
prize fighters, it affords a remarkable com
mentary upon the possibilities of the private
It is not strange that a detective of this
class, who places himself at the disposal of
the violators of the law, should turn around
and seek to secure their arrest because he
had not been paid for his services in the
conspiracy to defeat justice; but the Gov
ernor of Mississippi, who is trying to punish
those who defied the laws of his State,
should take notice that one of the most de
serving objects of punishment in the whole
gang is the professedly official supporter of
the laws who hired himself out to secure im
munity to the prize fighters.
AN UffPOETIC EPISODE.
Poets are usually sensitive, but all too
seldom sensible. Kobert Browning b sensi
tive beyond measure, and he has just ex
hibited his lack of common sense in a very
striking way. Some lines in a letter written
by the late Edward Fitzgeralc!, a lesser
English poet, whose life and letters have re
cently been published, were the catus Mli.
Mr. Eitzgerald had not enough wit or good
taste to admire the writings of Elizabeth
Barrett Browning, and an apologetic cHtic
says for him also that he had-a literary .man's
dislike for women who write. "We know
that Fitzgerald wrote some verses above the
average in merit, but beyond this he appears
to have been not much of a man. A narrow
gauge creature, in short Else he had never
written "Mrs. Browning's death is rather a
relief to me, I must say. She and her sex
had better mind the kitchen and their chil
dren, and, perhaps, the poor."
But Kobert Browning's rejoinder to Eitz
gerald proves him to be lacking, in good
taste and decency, to say nothing of com
mon sense. His versical abuse of Eitz
gerald was published in last Sunday's Dis
patch, but to remind our readers of its
quality we will reproduce a line or two:
Now to rctnrn you thanks would task my
Kicking you seems the common lot of curs,
Whdo moro appropriate greeting lends you
Surely to spit there glorifies your face.
Spitting from lips once sanctified by hers.
It is a pity that Kobert Browning could
not remember that his wife's memory would
survive the sneers of a million Eitzgeralds.
We do not like to think of one of the few
living poets condescending in his old age to
throw mud reeking from the gutter at a
fancied foe. For after all. if Fitzgerald
chose to dislike Mis. Browning's work and
10 rejoice that she could write no more, he
had a right to tell a personal friend about
it Probably Fitzgerald had no idea his
dictum on the poetess would ever be pub
lished. The whole episode is vile and un
poetic. Poets when they grow old ap
parently would be better ofl if pens, paper
and ink were denied them.
A SOLEMN FIZZLE.
There was never a judicial body in a more
pitiable plight than the Koyal Commission
which is now leit sitting on the case of Par
nell and his colleagues, while the defend
ants have withdrawn. "Whatever was said
as a pretense, to give decent color to the
proceedings, the commission was a body
specially constructed to convict the Home
Kulers. It was formed by their Tory oppo
nents, by and with the advice of the Times.
It was to be the means of giving formal and
judicial expression to the falsehoods which
Pigott, Le Caron and company put upon
the "Thunderer" as a mercantile commodity,
and which that hasty organ of landlord in
terests accepted as solemn facts important to
the State. The accusers in appointing the
'commission and refusing inquiry by a com
mittee of Parliament, namedthejury. The
pretense of impartiality was felt to be a
sham. Ii there was any doubt at all about
that, the commission's rulings dispelled it
The culminating evidence of the commis
sion's one-sidedness was its refusal to order
for inspection documents held by the prose
cutors, which Parnell claimed would show
a conspiracy to ruin him; though Paraell's
papers had been unhesitatingly ordered into
court at previous stages of the trial.
The withdrawal of Parnell leaves the
famous Koyal Commission. with only the
Clan-na-Gael and the Cronin murder to in
vestigate. The learned big-wigs may prove
serviceable as a fifth wheel to the Chicago
detectives' inquiry; but even that modicum
of irrelevant usefulness is uncertain. Any
how, it is a poor outcome lor a commission
which was created with such a flourish of
trumpets and which the world was confi
dently told would convict Parnell, destroy
Gladstone, ruin the Liberal party and put
an end forever to the Irish national aspira
tions. Whatever the commission's verdict, it
will have no weight with the public The
confessions and suicide of Pigott; the ad
missions and venality and vicious purpose
by almost every individual of the long and
weary train of 'professional "informers"
whom the Times marshaled to the support
of its case, and, finally, the palpable bias of
the tribunal, disclosed by the commission
itself, sink the accusations against Parnell
AN EXAMPLE FOB PITTSBURG.
A very striking example of the. way to
take hold of a big enterprise is furnished by
the offer of the energetic New York Sun to
start with the sum of $10,000 a public sub
scription for the Exposition of 1892, which
project it is now booming with all of its
proverbial force. The Sun declares that it
will not only furnish its own subscription of
$10,000, but that it can find a large number
of people in New York to support the en
terprise with subscriptions of equal amouut
In doing this the Sun shows a commend
able public spirit; but the supposed dona
tion is not by any means a gift of charity.
It is a good business investment The loca
tion of the World's Fair in New York in
1892 will be worth a good deal 'more than
510,000 to a live newspaper like the Sun,
and the business men which the Sun states
to be ready to make similar subscriptions
will undoubtedly get back their money,
many times over, if the World's Fair is
made the success that it should be. In
other words, the best possible use that can
be made of the surplus funds of leading
business men is to put them Into such enter
prises as this in a way that will secure the
full success and best prosperity of the Ex
position. There is a lesson for Pittsburg in this
which ought not to be lost If New York
can afford to roll up $10,000 subscriptions
for its World's Fair, Pittsburg ought to be
able to raise a lew of similar magnitude
to place its permanent Exposition project
upon a basis which shall be free from in
cumbrance and secure its highest usefulness
at all times in the future.
A bather optimistic view is presented
by the Rev. O. B. Frothingham. of .Boston,
who finds a streak of good in'prize fighting,
on the ground that "it awakens conscience,
and provokes the criticism that enforces
public opinion." The same consideration
is equally true of that notorious Charleston
murder; but it can hardly be held to justify
the practice of assassination and of grant
ing impunity to the murderer. Mr. Froth
ingham might, perhaps, have strengthened
his' case a little by pointing out that the
prize fight is a sort of an educational cam
paign on the subject of the extradition
The Associated Press dispatches are now
trumpeting with great gusto the fact that
the railway combinations have rallied to
the defense and promptly preserved the
country from the peril of getting its grain
transported to the seaboard at cheap rates.
Maek Twain is reported to have de
clared himself against interviewing, because
an interviewer only reports smaH talk un
enibellished. Mark's idea of the amount of
embellishment required to go with a grain
or two of fact may be "drawn from the
"Jumping Frog" or "Innocents Abroad."
Only the author of those works could regard
the modern interviewer as failing in the
quality of imagination and embellishment.
Mb. Aekell deserves the thanks of the
public for refusing to sell Judge to the En-
glish syndicate which is reported to have
made proposals through Russell Harrison.
The American public must be proteoted
against the inroads of English humor.
The French Chamber of Deputies has
passed a bill that will prevent a candidate
from contesting more than one district at a
time for a scat in that body. This is a blow
at Boulanger, and will prevent the doughty
General from further repetition of his fa
mous attempts to spread himself so as to
represent every electoral district in France
at one and thexame time.
Allegheny City is undoubtedly
awakening to the fact that it has got to have
an abundant and pure water supply; but it
is rather slow to be convinced that the way
to ensure both qualities is to rely upon a
few holes in the ground.
The report that Mr. Paraell's lawyers
may be instructed to withdraw from the
case before the Parnell Commission, has its
commendable features. If the lawyers on
both sides could be instructed to withdraw,
the commission might come to an end.
There does not seem to be much hope of
that result in any other way.
The latest report being to the effect that
the prospects of the wheat crop in the United
States are excellent, it may be concluded
that the cornerer in the grain exchanges is
taking his summer vacation.
While there may be widely conflicting
opinions' as to its justice, there is no doubt
that Mr. Wauamaker's mark-down of tele
graph rates to the hard-pan price of one mill
a word, has created a greater sensation than
anything he ever produced in his artistically-worded
and always interesting adver
tisements. A, United States Judge in Kansas has
decided that there is no law in Oklahoma.
It may be well to have a judicial declara
tion of the fact; but the public was pretty
well aware of it already.
Notwithstandkj o many discouraging
features of the times, evidence that the
world is gradually becoming more peacelul
is afforded by the fact. that the anniversary
of the battle of the Boyne was celebrated
last Friday, and so far not a single riot has
been heard from.
Now that the iron and steel scales are all
settled, it is to be hoped the rumor of a dis
pute over the wages of railway employes
will not materialize into the unpleasant
reality of a strike.
Report says that Austin Corbin is tak
ing steps for putting in operation his new
trans-continental steamship line; but report
does not say whether Mr. Ccrbin will fol
low the example of other eminent American
capitalists in sailing his steamers under the
PEOPLE OP PEOMINEtfCE.
Leslie 3. Febry, ot Kansas, has been ap
pointed by the Secretary of War to be one of
the civilian experts on thejboard to edit the Re
It J. HART AX, of Findlay, O., was yester
day appointed Chief of the Division of Ac
counts in the General Land Office, vice Fletcher
Prof. Bell, of telephone fame, has built a
floating palace for himself, on which he will
this week entertain 800 invited guests. It is
said to be a veritable palace.
Governor Uoss, formerly ot Kansas, and
one of the United States Senators who stood by
Andrew Johnson In the impeachment proceed
ings, is now employed as a printer in the office
of the Santa Fe Sew Mexican.
Me. Frederick K. Weathbrlt says that
he has written something between 600 end 1,000
songs, of which "Nancy Lee" and "The Three
Old Maids of Lee" are the most popular. He
wroto "Nancy Lee" at Oxford, within an hour,
while waiting for an unpunctual pupil.
Lieutenant Robert Crawford, United
States Navy, who bas been selected as the head
of the great Williamson scbool of this city, was
originally a workman in the engine shops at
Altoona. He was born in Washington's old
house at Valley Forge and is about 45 years
Owrxo to the rather unappredatlve manner
In which Ignatius Donnelly's political aspira
tions' have been sat upon, that gentleman con
templates leaving Minnesota and perhaps tak
ing up a residence in New York. He hopes
also to benefit himself professionally by such a
Mrs. Leonora Barry, investigator of the
work of women among the Knights of Labor,
will sail for Europe in the City of Rome on
July 24. She will bo one of the jparty of 60
working men and women who will visit the
Paris Exposition and all the industrial centers
of Europe for the Scripps syndicate under the
direction of Mr. Frank K. Burton.
General Schofield left Washington last
night for New York where he will attend a'
meeting of tho Board of Fortifications and
Ordnance, of which ho is a member. Tfce
board usually holds its meetings in Washington
bat at this time there ascertain worksjin prog
ress that render It advisable for the members
to go to Sandy Hook, where numerous experi
ments are to bo made. The pneumatic dyna
mite guns, now under construction for tho
Government, will be inspected.
A LETTEU PE0U POPE LEO.
He Thnnka French Cnnadlon for Their
Expression on Temporal Power.
Montreal, July lft-Pope Leo XIIL has
sent an autograph letter to the authorities of
Laval University thanking them and tho citi
zens ot Quebec for the resolutions adopted by
them at the demonstration on April 2S last, in
favor of the restoration of the temporal power
of the Pope. His Holiness congratulates tbera
not only upon their prudence, but upon the
sagacity of their action, and says It is evident
that they well understand bow the Impunity
enjoyed by the enemies of the Church Is tbe
source of improprieties in human society and
of troubles to the State.
A EAILR0AD CLEARING HOUSE.
The Trunk Line Passenger Ascents Talking
About tbe Matter.
New York, July IS. The Passenger Com
mittee of the Trnnk Line Association txlay
considered the clearing bouse problem. The
special question considered was whether they
should recognize outside immigrant agents
now that all the lines bad come into tbe "pooL"
Commissioner Tuttle expressed surprise at tbe
diversity of views taken In the matter by the
members of the committee. Tbe commis
sioner said that be could not form an opinion
as to bow the decision would be made. The
committee meet again in the morning.
81,000,000 to Narrow tbe Mississippi.
Washington, July 18. Major Miller, of the
Engineer Corps, In chargo of the improvement
of the Mississippi river between the Ohio and
Illinois rivers, reports that the plan of im
provement contemplates a reduction of the
river to an approximate width of 2.600 feet be
low St Louis, and estimates that 11,000,000 can
be profitably expended during the next fiscal
Pence nsd the Hogs ol War.
From the Washington Post.", V
Tbe beautiful peace which hovers over Eu
rope reminds us of that white-winged variety
which wu have seen fondly brooding over two
unacquainted bulldogs chained in opposite
corners of the carriace room. If a staple
should fetch loose, we fear tbe air would over
flow with tattered bits, of this sweet entente
The First 10 Escape.
from the Philadelphia Inquirer.)
'Kilraln locked himself in bis car and so
passed through Pittsburg without being inter
viewed. He Is believed to be the first man of
any distinction who bas accomplished this feat
since the present Pittsburg- papers were
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Dos Blast Not Be Indisposed In Summer
Tbe Clank of a Mad Dos' Chain A
It is as much as Its life is worth for a dog to
be the least bit indisposed these days. There is
always someone at band to diagnose the symp
toms of hydrophobia. Then a panto ensues in
which nobody gets hurt but the dog. Chloro
form, revolvers and clubs aro used to put a
term upon the dog's existence, and'if the dog
goes mad under the treatment It is not sur
prising. A good many dogs have been killed in and
about Pittsburg on tbe charge of hydrophobia.
When the fiat of man bat gone forth compassing
the death of a dog, tbe latter has no opportu
nity to appeal in this world. It may be, how
ever, that dogs have a hereafter, and if they
have, it is reasonable to suppose that the court
of appeals is very busy setting 'aside the ver
dicts ot the lower courts just now.
It has always been the way of man to sacrifice
the lives of the brute creation whenever it ap
peared that bis life was even remotely threat
ened by them. Goldsmith has immortalized
this human trait In tho "Vicar of Wakefield."
You remember the lines '
"The man recovered from the bite,
Tbe dog It was that died."
There are very few men who can rise supe
rior to the terrible fear excited by the appear
ance of a mad dog. A doctor whose name is
' one ot the best known In Pittsburg told me the
other day of an experience that he bad a good
many years ago.
"There bad been many reports of mad dogs
in the village in which 1 then lived, and there
was a certainty that at least one of tbe reports
was true. It was blazing bot weather. Late
one night, or rather early one morning, I was
called by a barefooted boy to hurry as fast as
possible to the bedside of his brother who lay
sick with typhoid fever in a sort of shanty cot-'
tage on tbe river bank a couple of miles away.
"I got on my horse and rode rapidly over tho
quiet road. There was a little moonlight. The
sky was cloudy and tbe moon would be covered
and disclosed again every minute. The silence
was a little trying, and I was glad when the
low roof of tbe shanty for which I was bound
came in sight. But as it did so my horse
swerved so violently that I was almost thrown
from the saddle. Every hair on my bead imme
diately stood on end. My horse bad sbled at a
large dog which crossed tho road running at
full speed and dragging after it a long iron
chain. I knew at once that the dog was mad.
It had broken loose evidently from some house,
and I thought that it looked like a dog I had
seen at the shanty to which I was going.
"I spurred my horse to a gallop, and a min
ute later sprang down at the door ot the
shanty, where the sick boy's mother stood
ready to receive me. I was nearly ont of breath,
but 1 managed to 'say as I hurried her inside
the house: There's a maddogabout; you'd bet
ter shut tbe door.
"As she turned to swing tbe door to there was
a clanking sound and the dog my horse had
shied at rushed through tbe doorway and into
the room. It's a tough story to tell on one's
self, but the trnth is that when I heard the
clink-clank of tbe mad dog's chain, I jumped
on the table in the middle of tbe room. Tho
sick boy lay on a mattress spread upon tho
floor just by tbe threshold. Tbe dog stood
within a yard of me foi a minute glaring abont
him. There was froth on his muzzle and dust
all over him. To my surprise be lay quietly
down on the mattress beside the sick boy. The
woman bad remained standing with her hand,
on the door latch, she was dazed for a
moment, but only for a moment. Sud
denly she took two strides to the bed on
the floor, caught up tbe iron dog chain, and
then, with a force that seemed superhuman,
whirled tbe beast in the air and slung it as if it
were a pebble through the open window. Her
strength was sufficient and ber aim wasjgood,
for there was a rattle of the chain for a second
or two, and then a prodigious splash told that
the dog was In the Ohio, which flowed, rapid
and deep at this point, but a few yards from
"I shall never forget bow ashamed I was as I
got down from the table and looked that plucky
woman in the face. Nor does my memory fall
on other points about that night's adventure,
the gallop home, and tbe haunting clank of the
mad dog's chain. I never saw that dog again,
but he was not drowned. Someone shot it next
day on the road."
The trouble about a crazy dog -Is that you
can't depend upon its sticking fast to customary
A year ago a mad dog made its appearance in
a suburban village and created the liveliest
consternation over about two square miles of
villas. After a series of Jess exciting episodes
it approacbed a bouse from an upper window
of which a lady was observing the proceedings.
The dog sprang up the steps and on to the
porch, but the lady upstairs felt quite comfort
able she bad shut all the doors and windows
downstairs. Suddenly there was a crash of
glass and the spectator on high bad only time
to shut her chamber door before she beard the
dog racing all over tbe house. The mad bruto
bad plunged through the skylights of the door,
a pane of glass not more than seven inches
wide. The aog was as big as a Newfoundland,
though not of that breed.
"It was an exciting time tor the unhappy mis
tress of the house. She coula hear tbe great
animal rushing about downstairs knocking
over the furniture. Tbe neighbors saw the dog
jump into a rocking chair in tbe parlor, evi
dently In tending to spring from It through a bay
window. But the rocker tipped up and the dog
lost its balabce and fell over. Then it got out
of the house through the same narrow bole by
which it bad entered.
Tbe succeeding chapters in this mad dog's
wild tragedy were equally extraordinary. After
keeping up a reign of terror for several hours it
ran up a ladder into tbe loft over a carpenter's
shop, and tben sprang back to .earth and broke
DEATH IN AN IMPURE WELL.
An Epidemic ot Typhoid Fever In a For
lion of Franklin Connty.
Chambersburo, PA.July 18. The part of
Path Valley lying between Dry Run and Con
cord, in this connty, is at present subject to an
epidemic of typhoid fever. In one familv
there bas been six cases and three deaths, and
there are about 35 cases in the neighborhood.
All are directly traceable to using drinking
water from an Impure welL
Famine Threatened Dakota.
Chicago, July 16. The Inter-Ocean has ad
vices from Dakota that the wheat crop of the
Territory will not be more than 20,000,000 bush
els, 30,600,000 less than itsbouldbe. This is due
to droughts and bicb wind". Oats and other
crops are also a failure, and there will be little
fodder for cattle. It promises well for famine
in the Territory.
A Luxury for the Rich Jinn.
From the Buffalo Express. 1
Now take stock ot your possessions, and if
you aro north at least $250,000 yon may.be be
lieved when you announce hereafter that you
are suffering from hay fever.
The Best Plnco for Him.
From the Baltimore American.
John L. Sullivan's father says his son ought
to be elected to Congress. , ITero is where be is
mistaken. The term that John L. ought to
serve should not be in Congress, but in jail.
From the Boston Herald.;
Coats of aims are worn by a great many
young women at the "Fire of London" show.
Especially cool nights.
DEATHS OF A DAY.'
Rev. Dr. Eaton.
Fbaxkxin, Pa., JulylS. Ber. Dr. Eaton, an
eminent Presbyterian divine, died suddenly in
this city this afternoon. He was walking alone
the street when he was seen to fall. He was at
once picked up and removed to bis residence, but
died before reaching it, of heart failure. Br.
Eaton was tne author of several valuable works.
Including a History of Petroleum," or "lhe
Western Theological Seminary, " or "The Pres
bytery of Erie, "and had lust completed an his
torical catalogue or Washington and Jefferson
Collese, 01' which Institution he was a graduate.
Be was an instructor of the Chatauqua Assembly,
and was engaged to lecture there on -The Holy
Land." For 25 years he was pastor of the Pres
byterian church here.
Charles II. BoIImnn.
Chicago, July 1S.-A dispatch from Indianapo
lis says: News has been received here of the death
of Charles II. Bollman, of the National Fish Com
mission, In tbe swamps of Southern Georgia,
where he was engaged In sclentlOc work for the
Government. He was a recent graduate of the
Indiana Slate Uujvrnlty, ami had acquired a na
tional reputation as a naturalist. ,
A FORTUNE IN A HULK.
The Purchaser of lhe. Anlletnra Find tho
Old Vessel a Bonanza.
From the Philadelphia Record.l
The purchaser of the old sloop-of-war Antlo
tam, lying at tho League Island Navy Yard,
has discovered that be has a much richer prize
than he at first suspected, although rival bid
ders from all parts of the United States forced
him tcpay the Government $37,000 at a public
salejiefore he could get possession of the leaky
Tho Antfetam was built on the day's-work
system common in the Navy Department years
ago at tho old navy yard, piers, now the prop
erty of tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
and when the yard was abandoned the Antle
tarn was towed to the back channel at League
Island, where she has been rotting for 14 years,
with her lower hold full of water. No one
really knew what thero was In ber, although
the records.at the Navy Department gave a
slight clew of what bad been stowed in ber
bold since her arrival at the Island.
Wh,en the order came for the- abandonment
of the old yard 14 years ago many huge anchors
weighing many tons, ingots of brass, tin and
other metals and fathoms of chains, which cost
the Government tbonsands of dollars, were
hurriedly gathered up and thrown into the
hold of tbe Antietam, wbere they have lain
undisturbed until taken out by the recent pur
chaser. Although it is not accurately known bow
much metal haa been taken ont of ber hulk,
tbe navy yard officials say that for three weeks
wagon after wjgon bas been carrying away
loads of material from her. which bas been
sold in this city at bigh prices, realizing not
less than $50,000. It is proposed to cut a ditch
to the back channel, and an attempt will be
made to tow tbe vessel out into deep water and
to Cow Bay, Long Island, where she will bo
burned, so that the copper on ber hull can be
AN UNTENABLE COMPLAINT.
Assistant Secretary Bntcheller's Ruling on
an Important Customs Appeal.
Washington, July 18. Complaint has been
made to the Treasury Department aaalnst tbe
action of the Surveyor of Customs at St. Louis
in accepting notice of liens for freight on cer
tain tin plate Imported under tho immediate
transportation act and imported upon arrival
and still remaining in the railroad car. The im
porters protested against tbe Surveyor's refu
sal to deliver merchandise on entry, there be
ing permits issued after payment of duties only
except upon satisfaction of such liens, alleging
that under the provisions of section 2,881, It.
S., as amended by section 10, of the immediate
transportation act, a lien for freight is inappli
cable to goods on the wharf or in a sealed rail
road car, on the ground that the goods are not
in the custody of tbe Surveyor, in bond, or un
der "general order."
Acting Secretary Batchcller. iu a letter to tbe
Surveyor on the subject, says that the objection
to the recognition of the validity of such Hens
would bave some force were it not for tbe fact
that the mercbandise at the time of Us arrival
at St. Louis is in the custody of the Govern
ment, having been continuously in Its custody
from tho date of its arrival at tbe exterior port
until tbe date of its delivery to the importers
after entry payment of duty and satisfaction of
liens. Tbe acting Secretary says that the com
plaint in this case Is therefore untenable, hav
ing no foundation in fact or iu law.
Acting Secretary Batcheller bas also informed
the Surveyor of Customs at St. Louis that in a
case here the transportation company bas
given notice of the arrival of merchandise un
er the Immediate transportation act, the Sur
veyor should, after the expiration of 24 hours,
issue a "general order" and take possession of
the mercbandise, without regard to causes
which may prevent tbe importers from making
entry of the goods within such period.
LUXURY FOR JUNIOR OFFICERS.
Their Quarters on a New Crnlser to be as
Flno as tbe Captain's.
Washington, July 16. The Construction
Bureau of the Navy Department has com
pleted tbe new detailed drawing for tbe new
2,000 ton cruisers, 9, 10 and IL A noticeable
feature of the internal arragements and one
which will be peculiarly acceptable to tbe
younger officers who are assigned to the vessel
is tbe transfer of the wardroom and quarters
for the juniors from the small, cramped space,
where they are usually located, to a broader
and more commodious part of the ship. Stand
ing bunks a naval luxury are provided, as
well as a winding staircase under tbe after
pivot gun, bathrooms and other accommoda
tions, making tbe junior officers' quarters as
comfortable as those formerly enjoyed by the
captain of a ship.
OUR LEGISLATORS AT CAPli MAT.
A Committee Does Llttlo Business at tbe
Seashore, and Will Try Again.
ISFECIAL TKLKORAU TO Till DISFATCH.l
Cafe May. July 16. The joint Committee on
Correction of Charities, consisting of Senators
John K Reyburn, William McAleer and Amos
H. Mylin, and Representatives Joseph S. Ring
ham, James L Graham, Dr. Walk and Robert
R. Deardou, appointed by the Legislature, held
their first meeting in the Stockton Hotel to
night. Senator Reyburn presided. The mem
bers have been here since Saturday, but were
unable to meet to-day, as they expected, be
cause Senator McAleer was called to his home
in Philadelphia and did not return till to-night.
No definite conclusions were arrived at and
only Informal business was transacted. They
will meet again to-morrow.
A HUN'S RAILROAD TRIP.
He Walks Sevcnij-Foqr Miles With a
Ticket In His Pocket.
Easton, July 16. The Lehigh Valley agent
last night noticed a Hun walking on the track
and accosted him; When asked wbere he was
going and what bis business was he produced a
card which stated his destination to be Scran
ton. He also sbowed a ticket good from New
York to Scranton. issued on Friday. The man
managed to explain that be was under the im
pression that the ticket entitled bim to walk on
the tracks between tbe two cities.
Tbe agent detained him until the night ex
press came aiong. put mm on it ana sent mm to
Scranton. The Hun haa walked 74 miles with
the ticket in bis pocket.
Greenville's Postmaster Resigns.
Greenville, July 11 H. K. Reiss created
a sensation here to-day by resigning the post
mastersbip of Greenville. He had about two
years yet to serve, havinz been appointed bv
President Cleveland. Republican aspirants
to succeed bim bave been circulating petitions
all day. Tbe most prominent are Mrs. Louisa
Keck, E. F. Bennett, W. F. Brade and W. H.
A Lawn Fete.
A lawn fete was held yesterday afternoon
and evening on the premizes of Joshua Gold
thrope. corner Grace and Virginia avenues.
Jit. Washington. It became"? sort of musicale
after 8 o'clock with E. H. Dcrmitt and other
vocalists to make melodious the evening still
ness. The proceeds of the entertainment were
fdr the Grace Episcopal Church's purposes.
Mr. Eli Gibbons, of Blairsville, has abrood
of domestic partridges. They vre batched by
an old ben. pho takes very kindly to her nimble
little flock. There aro 15 "Bob Whites," and
not one of them, or the old hen, either, is yet
aware of tho fact that they are not chicks.
At Norwalk, O.. a 15-year-old girl i under ar
rest for stealing a buggy from a liveryman.
Toads from tbe squares, loiter around the
Philadelphia electric light poles to feast on the
fried bugs that tumble to them sizzling hot.
A 3-year-old girl, named Ellen Mans, was
knocked down in Marietta, Pa., on Saturday
by a game rooster, which gashed her with his
spurs, and was only diiven off by a club in the
bands ot the child's mother:
To a persistent and loquacious sewing ma
chine agent near Llewellyn, Pa., who asked a
woman where her husband was, shesald be was
behind tbe barn burying a dog. Tbe agent
sympathetically asked tho cause of tbe dog's
death, and was sadly assured that he had barked
himself to death at machine agents.
A liohtnino bolt struck a large tree at
Lynnville, Lehigh county, beneath which
Charles Kistler's cattle were huddled a few
days ago. None of them were hurt, except a
large bull with a copper ring in its nose, which
A Wheeling man paid a Greene county
farmer 1123 for a horse that died on its way
A Canal Dover boy found ablrd's nest that
contained eggs o(f our different colors white,
pink, bluo and green. An were of the same
A XlKADiNOjonth has an unsurpassed record
as a rejectcd'sulfor. Hehas been refused -17
umesny tne same Biri.!,. ,. .
TALKED OP IN NEW YORK.
Honors From General Hlpnolyie.
:new toiuc Buutr sriciALS.1
NewYorX July 16. Minister Preston an
nounced to-ay that tbe Haytian insurgent.
General Hippolyte, bad commissioned two
American citizens and merchants Generals on
his personal staff. Mr. Preston says that the
steamship Ozama on her last trip from Cape
Haytl .brought a Division General's commis
sion froin;Hippolyto to W. P. Clyde, of the
Clyde Steamship Line, and a Brigadier Gen
eral's commission to Mr. Clyde's partner, Mr.
Cameron. The Haytian Minister also says
that J. Hanstedt, who has fought Hippolyte's
battles in this city, was rewarded by being
mado Hippolyte's Minister Plenipotentiary
and Envoy Extraordinary from Haytl to tbe
United States. The little black republic is
therefore represented here by two full-fledged
M onnness of Petty Contractors.
Recent investigations of the District Attor
ney show that tho small contractors on the
aqueduct have long abused and swindled the
workingmen under them. Tho District "Attor
ney's attention was first directed to tbe prac
tices of the contractors by the open brutality of
an Italian, Antonio Capobianco. Sometime ago
Capobianco induced a Russian laborer on bis
section to deposit 35 roubles with bim for safe
keeping. When the Russian asked for bis
money, some days later? bo was punished by
being set to work in water up to bis waist.
Capobianca responded to his second request by
knocking out three of his teeth and beating
him till he became unconscious. The contrac
tor also stole small change from tbe coats of
tbe Ignorant Italians at work under him. Their
complaints were sllencec by his threats to ar
rest them. Capobianco bas been arrested, and
will be brought to trial shortly, with other con
tractors of like stripe, whose cruelty and dis
honesty have been discovered within tho last
day or two.
Forsakes tbe World and Its Yanlty.
Miss Angelesea Willetts, 22 years old. took
the veil to-day in the chapel of tbe Sistersof
Divine Compassion. Her parents, who live
bandsomely on Brooklyn Heights, are High
Church Episcopalians. Miss Willetts was
never fond of society. She was pretty, clever,
well educated and ha8 a fortune In her own
name. She was correspondingly popular and
received a vast amount of attention from tbe
marriageable young men of Brooklyn. Never,
theless, sue refused to dance, entertain or
marry. Last fall she was converted to Catholi
cism. Against the protests of her family she
decided to become a nun. None ot ber Imme
diate family was present at the ceremony to
day. Mass was celebrated bv the Rev. Father
Andrew J. Clancy. The address was delivered
by Vicar General Preston, and at its conclusion
tbe usual questions were put to Miss Willetts.
She answered all satisfactorily and in a firm
voice. Miss Willetts was elegantly dressed in
a gown of the latest fashion during the first
part of the services. At the close she retired,
changed her attire and reappeared in a plain
black robe. A minute later she was a sister.
Want n World's Fair la 1S92.
Tbe Chamber of Commerce will hold a
special meeting on Thursday, July 23, in re
sponse to the following notice:
NEW YOBK, July 18, 1889.
To Charles S. Smith. President of the Chamber or
Dear bin The undersigned, members of the
Chamber of Commerce, respectfully request you
to call a special meeting of the Chamber lor Thurs
day, July 25, at I o'clock P.M., to consider what
measures should be taken toward celebrating a
great International exhibition In this city in
1S92. tbe rour hundredth anniversary of the dis
covery of America by Christopher Columbus.
This Is signed by Cornelius N. Bliss, John Jay
Kn ox, U. Edward Simmonds,Solon Humphreys,
William L. Strong, John T.Terry, George S.
Coe, Richard A. McCurdy, and others.
A Vessel With a Variable KeeU '
Andrew H. Lucas is here consul ting a naval
architect concerning plans for a novel steam
ship to be constructed for him by Cramp &
sons, ot Philadelphia. Tbe pew vessel will
have two hulls, united forward by a solid bulk
head, with an open space toward the stern.
Between the twin hulls will be an adjustable
keel, which can be raised and lowered on tbe
principle of tbe center-board of a yacht, so as
to vary the draught of the vessel by 14 feet.
This device, Mr. Lucas thinks, will enable a
loaded ship of 1,000 tons, and drawing seven
feet of water, to run up the Mississippi river to
St. Louis; while at sea, by lowering the keel,
she would obtain a draught of 21 feet. Tbe ex
perimental vessel will be called the St. Louis.
Schoolbook Publishers Call a Truee.
A new agreement in tho schoolbook trade
went into effect to-day, and for tbe first time
all tbe principal houses in that business are
working in harmony. Harpers, Lippinootts
and other firms have been fighting a syndicate
of which Van Antwerp, Bragg Co.. of Cin
cinnati, were tbe head, and which included D.
Appleton & Co., Irlson, Blakeman A Co., Por
ter it Coates, and most of the other firms in the
business. Each firm on both sides employed a
force of agents and canvassers to push the salo
of its books. These agents were especially
plenty and active in tbe West, and it has been
alleged that their sinful custom was to go
about in the rural districts working up dissat
isfaction with the set of books in use in pub
ic schools, and tben endeavoring to induce the
boards of trustees to adopt the books of their
house instead. Every time a change was made
tbe people bad to buy a new set o9 books for
Had No Pity for His Brethren.
Francis E. Trowbridge was discharged from
jail to-day, under the insolvent act, his credit
ors making no opposition. BrokerTrowbridge,
at the time of bis failure and for a long time
before, was very prominent in the Methodist
Episcopal Church, t He was favorably con
nected with the Methodist Book Con
cern. He was a trustee of St.
Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church. He did
great things, or was about to do great things,
for Syracuse University. He was a member of
the Union League Club and the New York
Athletic Club. His failure was a very bad one.
He made an assignment to his cousin, A. E.
Bateman. His indebtedness was $208,174, and
his nominal assets were $395,272. The actual
assets panned out 12,553. Most of Broker
Trowbridge's creditors were Methodist divines
and members of the Methodist church, who
bad great confidence in Mr. Trowbridge's
ability and foresight, and gave him money to
invest or speculate with.
Another Bogus Count.
Alleged European nobility still commands a
price sufficient to obtain credit in Mow York.
Count Julius A DeBona, son-in-law of Con
gressman J. B. White, gf Indiana, and a general
good fellow, left New "iork on tho Umbria
July 6, and besides America thero remains be
hind Mr. DeBona a very large supply of
debts, with several attendant suits. Tbe
Austrian Consul says that there Is no
Count DeBona in "Austria. Thero isn't any
in New York, either, now. Tho gentleman
claiming that name bit this country nearly
three years ago and walked West. He met
Miss White and says be married ber two weeks
after their introduction. Sincotbat time Miss
White's father has paid all the expenses that
have been paid and given money for tho pay
ment of many debts tbat are still unpaid. It is
said tbat there are still unpaid claims against
tbe alleged Count amounting to several thou
Why do we look so dull and glum?
Why are we so quarrelsome?
Life seems a burden hard to bear;
J. o clothing's thin enough to wear;
If we were wicked, how we'd swear!
The city seems an oven now;
The perspiration bathes your brow;
Yon do not feel inclined to work;
If you could get a chance, you'd shirk;
But you're the owner, not the clerk;
Well, nevermind, although to-day
There'll cornea tune when you can't say
Tbe winds wtllwbUUe, fierce and chill,
December snows your whiskers fill.
And then you'll growl you know you will
, It's cold.
- SominilU JournaC
MRS. LINCOLN'S BAD TEMPER.
The President Crept In at ibe Back Door
to Escape Her Wrath.
In William IL Herndon's new book are given
for the first time glimpses ot Mr. Lincoln's
domestic sidewblch leave no chance for mysti
fication as to the reasons for the unbapplness
or the great man's married life. While Mrs.
Lincoln was proud, quick tempered, sbarp
tongued and eccentric, Mr. Lincoln was not a
model husband. What angel among my fair
listeners would hare enjoyed keeping house
with a man who encouraged his boys to turn
the house topsy-turvy and served butter to his
guests with bisown knife Ignoring all the con
ventionalities of polite society?
Herndonsays that Mr. Lincoln was In the
habit of lying in his house on the floor with the
back of a xsbair for a pillow, while he read.
One evenintr while in this nosition a knock was
heard at the door and he answered in his shirt
sleeves. Finding two ladles at the door he in
vited them Into the parlor, notifying them in
his familiar way that he would "trot the women
Mrs. Lincoln overheard the remark and took
in the scene Her indignation was instanta
neous and unrestrained, and she made tbe situ
ation exceedingly embarrassing for him. He
retreated from tne house, head down, did not
return till very late at night, and then slipped
in at a rear door.
His fear of Mrs. Lincoln's violent temper is
illustrated by another anecdote now told for
the first time by Herndon:
"One day a man making some Improvements
in Lincoln's yard suggested to Mrs. Lincoln the
propriety of cutting down one of tbe trees, to
which she assented. Before doing so, however,
tho man came down to our office and consulted
Lincoln himself abont it.
' 'What did Mrs. Lincoln sayf inquired the
" Cut it down.'
"Then in God's name cut it down to the
THE PETREL A GOOD ONE.
A Gnnbont for tTncloSamThntls a 'Flno One.
Despite Broken Machinery.
Baltimore, July 16. Although the gunboat
Petrel which left here Saturday returned thU
moraine with part of her machinery out of or
dcr.sshe has shown herself a credit to the navy.
The secondary liqk-strap ot tho low pressure
valve gear broke yesterday on the return trip.
Before the accident she developed 1,250 horse
power for a short time far more than specified
in the contract. She made 13K knots while not
under forced draft, which indicates that she
could make 16 knots under forced. She turned
completely around In 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
All the tests Intended were applied. Thursday,
at the request ot the builders, sbe will make
a four boar trial under forced draft. If the
official report of the horse power developed
equals that of yesterday, tbe builders receive
515,000 premium. She met a heavy sea at the
capes and rode tbe waves bravely. Lieutenant
Commander Bainbridge-Hoft said he was never
on a vessel tbat kept her decks so dry in a heavy
END OP A LOiNG LITIGATION.
Fifty Years of Law stalls Over thf Will ol a
ISFECIAL TELZ.QKAM TO TOE DISFATCn.l
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., July 18. The last ot
a litigation which bas covered a period of 50
years in various courts came to a final termina
tion before Surrogate Huffcut this afternoon.
It was in the matter of tbe will of Eliza Keep.
She left the income of ber property to Patrick
Callahan, and after bis death it was to go to
Archbishop McCloskey. The latter dying.
Archbishop Corrlgan was appointed bis execu
tor. Because of the long litigation Callahan
bas never received any of tbe income. Mow
that it is about to be paid to him tbe question
comes up as to whether the expenses of litiga
tion, about $9,000, should be paid out ot the in
come or out of the principal.
All the parties are represented in court, law
yers being present from New York, represent
ing Archbishop Corngan. and lawyers from
Schenectady, representing tbe executors ot the
Keep estate. Several witnesses were sworn,
after which the Surrogate decided that the ex
penses must be paid from the principal. Judge
Nelson represented Mr. Callahan. The estate
is valued at JC0.O00.
Elocution In America and England.
From the London Saturday ltevlew.
It is qulete true tbat in our schools and uni
versities, elocution, a most important Item of
education to a parliamentary people, is much
more neglected than it is in America for in
stance, where what our transatlantic cousins
are pleased to call "oratory" is stndled with
much assiduity and with the satisfactory re
sult that at the Washington Capitol you will
frequently hear speeches by "distinguished
statesmen and Senators" which are not only
models of 'eloquence, but which are delivered
with an ovident knowledge of elocution and a
grace of diction, wholly unknown, unfortun
ately, at Westminster.
Prizes to Go to Ohlonns.
New York, July 18. The Caleb C. Hall
prizes annually awarded by the American In
stitute of Civics to graduating students in
American colleges, whose essays or orations on
subjects relating to citizenship and Govern
ments possess the highest merit, are announced
for the year 1889 by President Henry Randall
Walte. Tbey are: Belolt College, Henry B.
Kemmle, of Milwaukee; Buchtel College, Ed
win F. Cone, Akron, O.: Rio Grande College.
Anna M. Shepherd. Gallipolis, O.; University
of Minnesota, Gustav O. Brohaueh, Minne
A Blalno Wedding, nnd Quiet.
Minneapolis. July 18 Miss Anna Kelly,
daughter of Anthony Kelly, and James F.
Blaine, of St Paul, nephew of Hon. J. G.
Blaine, were married at the Immaculate Con
ception Church at 9.30 this morning. Tbe
bride's father and J. R. Corrigan accompanied
them to the altar. Itwasa very quiet wedding.
Ways of Getting Into Odlce.
From the Elmlra Advertiser.;
Thebar.bclps many a man into the Legisla
ture. It maybe the legal bar or tbe saloon bar.
Out in Denver entrance bas just been effected
Into the Senate chamber by means of a crow
bar. Tbe Angelas Is Oars.
Paris. July 16 M. Frousts has written a
letter in which he announces tbe withdrawal of
the request to the Chamber ot Deputies for a
credit for the purchase of Millet's "Angelus."
The painting will, therefore, becomx tbe prop
erty of the American Art Association.
BITS OF NATURAL HISTORY.
Berry Oolesby, of Sylvania, Gx, exhibits
a hen's egg no larger than a sparrow's egg. It
was found inside a hen's egg of the usual size.
Mlss C. T. Crosby, of Phillips, Me., Is the
champion fisherwoman of the Rangeley lakes
rctrion. The best record sbe ever made was to
capture 43 fish In 64 minutes.
The king of trout in Stony run, near
Canadensis, Pa., wad caught last week by Mil
ton D.Price. It' weighed two and a quarter
pounds, and lived in a pool whence scores of
anglers had tried iu vain to lure it.
At the country home of Judge Hill, near
Bronwood, Gx, can be soen a swarm of bees
which have settled on a naked limb, and built
comb the size of ahalf-busbel basket. The
comb Is filled with honey. All was done in tho
open air. They hare been there about three
months, and are still at work.
, Edward Blaisdell, of Hawley, Pa., dis
covered a chipmunk lying on tbe ground,
apparently dead. Going up to it he found the
animal alive, and near it an enormous rattle
snake. Ho fired and killed tho snake. Tbe
squirrel then ran Into its hole. Mr. Blaisdell
believes the snake had charmed the animal.
Mrs. Richard Blocker, of Carrabelle,
Fla., missed a number of chickens and eggs,
and she finally concluded that a snake was the
depredator, so one day she took up a piece of
the flooring in the fowl house, and there was
the depredator sure enough. He was 0 feet in
length and a oretty hard customer. He was an
Uncle Bob Munford, of Munfordrille,
Ky., caught the same catflsjl twice last week.
He landed tbe fish after a bard battle and tied
It to a stake. W bile ho was down the river the
fish got away. Four or fire days later bo was
fishing at tbe same place when be caught tbe
same cat. He Identified the fish by a piece of
hickory bark tied to its gills.
While fishing on tho Satilla river, in
Georgia, a few days ago, Mr. Ira E. Smith
found himself without bait. He decided tbat
the worms, sometimes called "sawyers," which
burrow Into old logs, would serve his purpose.
He didn't bave to look far for old logs, but at
once proceeded to tear of! a piece of btrk from
one, in search of "sawyers." As he grasped the
bark, be idt something soft and warm squirm
ing la his hand: A hasty glance disclosed a
large moccasin snake Just In the act of bltiug.
He dropped bark and snake and jumped away
to a safe distance. In the meintlmo tbe angry
reptile spent its fury biting at the ground.
Apache county, in Arizona, is larger
than the State of Massachusetts, yet it has not
a single doctor wlthlnlts borders.
In England there are over 800,000 more
widows than widowers. In Franco there are
194 widows for every 100 widowers.
An advertisement in a London paper
offers "to pay a fair price for second-hand
tooth brushes and catt-off old teeth."
Guthrie, with its suburbs, now has lfl,
000 inhabitants, six banks, eight newspapers,
37 lumber j arils and hundreds of stores.
AtWiikford, E. I., one day last wee
it rained small toads for half an hour, much to
the confusion and disgust of the inhabitants.
" Annie Perkins, of Cleveland, wears
boys' clothes, subsists on oatmeal, and sells
papers for a living. She is 30 years of age and
A Decatur, Mich., shoemaker evaded
the fire limits ordinance by constructing a shop
on wheels, and it now reposes serenely within
the proscribed territory.
At Lexington, Ky., a lawsuit that was
begun in 1811 has just been settled. It related
to a land claim, and" the sum in dispute wag
originally about $5,000.
A French coin of the time of Louis
XIV. was found in a cornfield at Marengo,Ini,
a few days ago. It is supposed to have been
there since the days when the French traded
with tbe Indians.
Nearly 200 persons were made very 111
by poisoning at a Seeley's Bay (Ont) picnic.
The people partook freely ot ice-cream which
had been kept for several hours in zino f ree
ers. Lactate of zinc permeated tbe ice-cream.
Samuel Eoop, a well-known Kepubli
can politician of Westminster, ML, was badly
injured while opening a bottle of cider. The
bottle burst and a pleco of glass struck him In
the eye, cutting open tho baU. The sight will
An artesian well in North City, a
suburb of St. Augustine, Fla.. is said to have
the largest flow of any artesian well in tbe
world. It is an eight-inch well, and its flow ex
ceeds the hlgbest expectations. From a
measurement made by Dr. J. K. Rainey. tho
flow exceeds 8,000 gallons per minute, or over
11,500,000 gallons every 24 hours.
The jury in the case of William Minor;
tried for the murder of Farmer Jeffers at
Trenton, Mo., was discharged, being unable to
acree npon a verdict. Eleven were for convic
tion, but one, a preacher, stood out from be.
ginning to end in favor of acquittal. Being
asked his reason he declared tbat be thought
the better course was to release Minor and
then reform him.
A justice of Logan township, Blair
county. Pa., has a perplexing case. A black
smith built a wagon for another citizen, paint
ing it brown, and ref usine to change the color
to green. In the night the citizen entered tbe
shop and.gavo tbe vehicle a coat of parts green.
Early next morning tbe blacksmith's cow, spy
ing the verdurous tint, licked it off and died.
Tbe blacksmith now wants damages for his
Mrs. Matilda Nonis, whose home is
near Howell, Mich., recently celebrated her
98th birthday. Sbe has 100 lineal descendants
now living, 4 children, 25 grandchildren, 53
great-grandchildren anil lo great-great-grandchildren,
tbe youngest being over 14 years of
age. Mrs. Norrls bas not used spectacles for IS
years. Is a great reader, and bas within six
months knitted IS pairs of stockings and made
88 blocks for bed quilts.
A gentleman described as one of the
best known Hebrews of New York lost 811,000
at Phil Daly's, at Long Branch, Thursday
night. On many occasions he has lost $7,000 or
$3,000 In the early part of the night, bur he al
ways managed before to retrieve his fortunes
before daybreak. Tbis Is the heaviest "square"
loss of tbe season so far, and the incident
causes much talk. The merchant takes his bad
fortune very good naturedly.
Rev. W. B. Bachman, a leading Pres
byterian minister of Chattanooga, states that
on the top of White Mountain, In Western
North Carolina, are three trees of the cachoin
species growine close together and each being
about' a foot hi diameter and about 15 feet in
height. Tbe top of tbe trees is about 20 feet in
diameter and perfectly flat, belngsocompletely
interwoven that a number of persons can walk
on tbcm with ease. Twelve persons can lie
down on the top of the trees without danger ot
falling. Indeed, so close are these toDS that
boles had to De cut in the middle for persons
to eel on top.
The American clipper ship, Joseph S.
Pinney. in latitude 46 north, longitude 13
west, passed an Iceberg about half a mile long,
and several smaller ones in that vicinity. Tho
bark Crusade, on June 2, passed a berg tbat
looked like a; snow-covered island. Shortly
after passing the berg another was sighted
about three and a quarter miles from the first,
seemingly smaller in area but of greaterheigbt,
with turrets of ice nearly as tall as a mast. Tbe
bark two days later passed a black painted
buoy in latitude 44.20, longitude 46.50. On July
2, In latitude 4110, longitude 55.30, sbe sailed
for miles through a large quantity of pine lum
ber, amonir which was a door sainted white
and some other evident pieces of wreckage.
John Dawson, of Cleveland, is a
middle-aged man who Is intelligent and ration
al on every other topic, but is a thorough crank
on the subject of bills of large denominations.
He is well known among bankers, brokers and
merchants, and knowing his weakness for
large bills they save them for him, as they gen
erally know what day Dawson makes his
rounds. He walks into a bank or office and
says, "Any large bills te-dayr" If the cashier
hands bim a $100 bill he Is delighted, but it the
bill should happen to be one of a $1,000 denom
ination be goes wild with joy. Tbis Is his mode
of procedure. He takes tbe bill into his hands,
fondles It, looks at It with longing eyes, places
it in his vest pocket aud walks up and down the
room for abont fire minutes. He then takes
the bill out of bis pocket and with a "thank
you, sir," be returns It, He devotes a day or
two every week for thfo sort of thing, and the
more money be can handle and place in his vest
pocket the happier he is. In all other respects
Dawson is as rational as any man in Cleveland.
THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHERS.
The good die young. Ihis is particularly
true of the chickens. Boston Courier.
It I had a donkey what wouldn't go
Do you s'pose I'd wallop her? No, no, not
A nobler jnetUod I'd take to fix 'er,
I'd give her some Brown-Sequard's elixir. -VMcago
"What is that green stuff in the cream,
Williamr" asked s young wife, referring to the
pistachio In tbe center or the form. aO, that's an
oasis, my dear." "A what?" "An oasU-a little
green spot la tbe dessert, you know." Xenkert
Managing a Boy. Anxious Mother I
am so worried about my boy. , Be Is on the street
the whole time, rata or shine. 1 should think he
might sit down and read occasionally, as bis sis
Qld Friend Tell bim reading is bad for bis
health. -V Xort Hteklj.
Man of the house What's this little
Boy-lt's your wife's dress they told me to bring
"O, they'll bave to send that around In tbe
wagon." Keio Iork Sun.
A Great Change. Mother (to daughter
lately married) What a change bas come over
your husband, Clara. Ue has grown very profaae
Daughter Yes, I noticed tbe change, mother.
And to think that It has all taken place In the
short time you have been living with us. I cannot
understand It.A'ew Iork Sun.
The Wedding Prelude. Little Boy Say,
ma says yon are eolng to take sister off.
Engaged Youth (soon to be married) Yes, la a
few weeks she's going to my home, and my ms,
and pa will be her ma, and pa, See?
Isee. Thensbe'llbe your sister, same as she
was mine. Say, don't you do anything she doesn't
like, for if you do she'll bang you around awful
when your ma and pa ain't looking." .Veto for
Brown Do you find your wife waiting
nploryouwhen yon go home late and 'tired,"
Green-No, I do not.
B. Then yon onstit to be a happy man.
O. I ought, ought 1? bomethlng worse thaa
my wife Is waiting np for me when I go borne lata
and tired, u yon call It. ;-
O. lly mother-ln-taw. Bolton Courier.
TUX BACHELOR'S BXSOLVZ. ' '
The thousand smiles, the thousand wiles)'
That maidens sweet so sweetly use," '
I cannot bear; It Is not fair . .
My battered heart to so abuse.
aeb with ber lines my soul entwines.
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Byrne fresh bait shall not be kissed; Tjjwjft
a mousana miles rrom thousand Isles
I'M fly, their tuning to resist.
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