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PITTSBURG. THURSDAY. JULY 23. 1883.
STEICT PASTS" ETHICS.
The complaint oi Congressman Brower, of
North Carolina, Is strictly according to the
ethicsof the pract'cal politicians. "We do not
see how Colonel Qnay, Colonel Dudley and
the rest of the practical managers of the Re
vublican party can fail to recognize the im
pregnable logic of the position of Congress
man Brower and his associates, and to give
tip to them the various offices claimed as
their right and property by the dissatisfied
Republican Congressmen from the South.
The Southern Republican Congressmen
lave, as they say, borne the heat and bur
den of the contest. They have stood up for
the Republican party in the South when
neither State offices nor Federal offices were
the rewards of their fidelity, and all that
they could get ont of it were the salaries
and usufruct of their position as Congress
men. It is very well known that the sole
purpose and object of political creditors,
according to the ethics of the straightout
politicians, are the offices which are dis
tributed when the party is successful. Con
gressman Brower's declaration of that
principle is not more radical and derisive
than that which has been made by sundry
other politicians who have been more suc
cessful than he in obtaining the reward of
their services. Principles are a barren
ideality, but salaried positions are the solid
realities of politics.
Now the fact seems that Congressman
Brower has not even got the postoffice that
ie wanted for his principal supporter. It
is evident, according to all the principles of
practical politics.that he has nothing left to
do but to rebel. Not having received the
consideration for his fidelity which is
counted as valid by the spoilsmen, it natur
ally appears that the party obligation as
sumes the position of a contract in which
. the other side has not performed its agree
ment, Messrs. Clarkson, Qnay and Dudley
ought to perceive that the failure to give
these Southern Congressmen that sine qua
non of political organization, the bread and
butter, leaves those dissatisfied politicians
no other course than the one which they
propose to adopt of forming an independent
line in the House of Bcprcsentatives and
smashing the Republicans' slate for Speaker
into very small fragments.
But we would not advise our Democratic
friends to indulge in any sanguine hope of
a revolution in the majorityof the House on
account of this trouble. It the votes of the
Southern Congressmen are needed by the
Bepublican managers they will be placated
in dne time, and the necessary consideration
of patronage will be paid in full.
VICT0EY OB STJBEEKDEE1
It is now asserted that the Samoan treaty,
which was heralded as such a victory lor
American diplomacy, is in reality a sur
render to Germany and England of many
of the essential points in the Samoan con
troversy. It is stated that no check has
been placed upon the German and English
policy of absorbing the Samoan lands;
and the result of the treaty will be that
England, acting in unison with Germany,
will be able to control Samoan affairs to the
exclusion of American influence. This is
a decidedly different story from the roseate
reports of the work of the commission
which appeared at first. It comes, how
ever, from a source distinctly inimical to
the administration, and for that reason may
not be much more reliable than the earlier
report. In view of the conflicting estimates
of the value of the treaty, it may be well to
await the final returns before making con
clusive estimate of its effect.
Eeports from busiuess circles predict a
brisk time in manufactures and general
trade with the opening of the fall season.
Evidences of strong and growing demand
are already felt to an unnsual degree for
this month in many lines of industry. It is
said to be true of those in which Pittsburg
is moot deeply interested. Sanguine ex
jiectations sometimes get a setback through
unforcseenhappenings, but it is the common
conviction now of those closest in touch
with the nerves of business, that 18S9 will
prove before its finish ayear of extraordinary
Nothing conld be more fortunate for this
town than that the long talked of Exposi
tion should open its doors under such prom
ising auspices. We need not urge upon
the managers and exhibitors that every move
now to have the opening on as grand a scale
as possible will count ten-fold in the future
of the Exposition. Much depends on signal
success at the start
A QUESTION OF ATJTHOBITY.
In spreading the net of inquiry over a
full twelvemonth's operation of the re
ratings and rulings of the Pension Bureau,
Secretary Noble puts the partisan opponents
of Commissioner Tanner in no pleasing
itate of mind. The suggestion, or rather the
statement, is boldly made that Commis
sioner Black, who was Corporal Tanner's
predecessor, exercised precisely the preroga
tives for which the present incumbent is
taken to account. The difference, if at all,
Las been only in degree, unless, as the Re
publicans insist, it shall be shown that Gen
eral Black's action had reference to certain
impending exigencies of politics in the late
But the whole will be brought out by the
special commission now sitting. It will
sum up in the single fact, doubtless, that
very great latitude of power has been given
the Commissioners; and that while this has
been so freely used as to give a chance to
political opponents to make capital, no di
rect cause for censure can exist so long as
the Commissioners have kept within their
If the pension laws are so loose, and capa-1
ble of such varying application, that the dif
ference of the administration by one Com
missioner or by another can make alarming-
fiscal situations, the thing clearly
to do is for Congress to amend
them. It in puerile to shoulder
the blame upon Commissioner Tanner for
running toward liberality, so long as he has
been personally honest and acting in good
faith, and within the limit of his powers. It
would be equally puerile to find fault with
General Black, the previous Commissioner,
if the record should discloso on his part
illiberalitr, if it appear that he, too, was
acting upon his best discretion. The proper
and the only thing to do in a situation of
this sort is for Congress to frame pension
laws of such degree of certainty that uni
formity of rulings and ratings can be estab
lished. If it is a case of too much power in
the hands of the Commissioner, set the right
limits; but so long as the Commissioner is
given the authority, to denounce him for the
exercise of it is a mere splitting of the ears
of the groundlings for partisan effect Judg
ment upon the issue will inevitably be
transferred to Congress, which may have to
review its own work.
NEW TOSS'S BAD HABIT.
There was a hope, in connection with the
inception of New York's efforts for the loca
tion ot the "World's Fair in that city, that
the capitalists and business men would rec
ognize the project as one for their own
benefit, and would carry it forward solely
from their own resources. But the force of
habit appears to be too strong for the New
Yorkers, and they have already reached the
stage of calling on the rest of the country
to assist the project which is to be for the
benefit of New York. One of the New York
papers declares that "Congress will make a
liberal appropriation, as it ought;" and ex
Mayor Grace, in discussing the enterprise,
names among its essentials "earnest co
operation by the United States Govern
ment" Construed by the context of the
other deliverances, the essential of "earnest
co-operation" evidently means that the
United States Government has got to put
up the money for a liberal share of the ex
penses of the Exposition.
This is a claim upon the public treas
ury for which there is not the slightest
foundation in justice. A Philadelphia
paper points ont that the United States
Government did not appropriate any money
for the Exposition of 187G, which was more
peculiarly the celebration of a national
event; but only loaned 51,500,000, all of
which was required to be paid back. There
was a good deal of objection on the part of
Philadelphia to the repayment of that sum,
but the rest of the country clearly recog
nized that it was no more than justice.
The interests which receive the most
direct pecuniary benefit from such exposi
tions are those of the cities where they are
located. Philadelphia made several mil
lions out of the Exposition of 1876, and it
was right that it should repay the 51,500,000
to the United States, according to the agree
ment. It would be difficult to find anything
in the Constitution authorizing the appro
priation of money by Congress for the sake
of running expositions which arc to enrich
the hotel keepers and merchants of the vari
ous cities of the land.
New York ought to be able to find money
enough to make the Exposition of 1892 a suc
cess without either taking appropriations
from the United States Treasury or sub
scriptions from the country at large. If it
has not got the public spirit to raise the
necessary funds for its own enrichment it
had better leave the enterprise to more lib
It may be that President Harrison had a
precedent for writing that letter congratu
lating Queen Victoria on the birth of an
other grandchild. Even if he had not, it is
not a very serious matter, though we ques
tion the need for such epistolary gush be
tween the President of this republic and the
Queen of England. But there is a conse
quence of this particular letter, or the cus
tom of writing such letters if it exists in the
State Department, which deserves considera
tion. If the President is to stay in this con
gratulating business he will be kept very
busy writing to his "great and good friend,"
as he politely designates Queen Victoria.
All the Queen's daughters are married.
One is a widow, and Princess Louise, the
wife of the Marquis of Lome, has not yet
contributed to the circle of grandchildren.
The birth of a ton to Beatrice was the occa
sion of President Harrison's congratulatory
All the Queen's sons are married, and all
three have been blessed with heirs. A
daughter of the Prince of Wales is to be
married this week, and two of his sons are
likely to take on the bonds of matrimony as
soon as they can induce some of the very
select band of eligible Princesses to accept
them. Taking the English royal family all
in all, and remembering how it has increased
and multiplied in the past, it is only fair to
suppose that in a few years there will hardly
be a day in the year that is not dignified by
the birth of a new royal scion.
There is no hard and fast rule which com
mands congratulation for grandchildren and
denies it to the great grandchildren, and as
Queen Victoria bids fair to live till the next
century, the Presidents of these United
States, in days to come, will have'a busy time
of it writing pretty letters to Her Britannic
The intimation that South Carolina will
vindicate the majesty oi the law which has
been outraged by the acquittal of Dr. Mo
Dow, by lynching him, is likely to
strengthen the reputation of South Caro
lina as a State which will not enforce its
laws by legal methods, and therefore resorts
to violating them by mobs and lynching.
Gebmany is occasionally able to set an
example for us to follow. The decision of a
court requiring a Prussian Prince to pay an
annuity ot 900 marks to a man who slipped
on the icy pavementin front of the princely
residence and was lamed for life, is an indi
cation that the German laws requiring
property holders to keep their pavements
clear of ice mean something. In this coun
try the laws to that effect only mean that if
property holders will only clear the ice and
snow off of their pavements, the law will
i.'jt blame them for it A sentence of the
German kind in Pittsburg would be a very
decided and surprising intimation that our
municipal regulations mean what they say.
Born the Democratic newspapers who
refer to Mr. Bussell Harrison as "Prince
Bussell" and the Republican correspond
ents who are proudly stating that he is re
ceived in England as "an heir apparent,"
afford .equally radical illustrations of the
different varieties of snobbery of which
American party journalism is capable.
Jin. Henbt Geoboe is returning to this
country, as the Providence Journal says, to
receive "the proverbial distinctions of
prophets in their own country." The fact
is, howover, that Mr. George and bis theories
receive honor in all localities where they
appeal to a uon-landholdlng class; but in
France, where the majority of the land is
held by the peasant proprietors, and in the
agricultural districts of this country, Mr.
George has never succeeded in convincing
the landholders that the evils of the day
will be affected by reforming their property
in land out of existence.
Algee and his party are back from
Alaska and report that they are prepared to
raise the bid of the Alaska Commercial
Company for the seal fisheries, by some hun
dreds of thousands. The prospect that the
big millionaires are likely to go to overbid
ding each other will soon demonstrate the
necessity of a seal fisheries trust
Amono other novelties which are intro
duced in the constitutions of the new States
is a provision adopted by the Montana Con
stitutional Convention to prevent the em
ployment of private detectives and what
are known as "Pinkerton guards" in that
State. The provision is not a bad one; but
it hardly ought to be necessary to incorpor
ate it in the Constitution. A simple ob
servance of the common law would rule the
private detective business out of existence.
Ix is now reported that West Virginia,
after having kept the man who was elected
Governor out of his seat for the bigger por
tion of a year, Is now beginning to make up
its mind to let him have the position to
which he was elected.
Mb. Calvin S. Bkicb is making re
peated and earnest assertions that he does
not want to be elected to the United States
Senate from Ohio. The public must under
stand that if Mr. Brice has to go to the Sen
ate he will be like the maidens in "The
Pirates of Penzance, ".who clasp the pirates
in their arms, and assure their military
father that they are going to be carried off
"against our wills, papa; against our
Fulx details with regard to that reported
shortage of the Dakota wheat crop indicate
that the cause of the shortage is the fact that
the New Jersey peach crop liar has been
taking a journey in Dakota.
If there is any foundation for the report
that Judge Cooley will take a $25,000 place
as executive head of the Trunk Line Asso
ciation, it will furnish a natural but not
very creditable explanation of the remarka
bly favorable view which the members of
the Inter-State Commerce Commission have
taken of the railroad combinations that fur
nish them such fat positions.
The managers ot the rival "Western
Union and Postal Telegraph Companies at
"Wheeling came to blows a night or two ago.
A war of rates would be far more satisfac
tory to the public.
Undee the management of Harry Oliver
and his energetic assistants the Pittsburg
and "Western road is booming. The pros
perity of this, as well as of every other live
Pittsburg railroad, raises the question
again, why the South Penn line was not
pushed for all it was worth in plac'j of being
dumped so summarily by the parties in in
terest Oil keeps on nibbling at the dollar level
with a persistency that is calculated to
gently stimulate the desire of the lambs to
The idea that there can be any wrong
to the publio in the Baltimore and Ohio's
passenger rate of two cents per mile to par
ties of ten, is on a par with a good many
other fabrications about the Inter-State Com
merce law. It is about time that it should
be understood that the law nowhere forbids
the railroads to give the public cheap
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
A. W. Edwamis, ot Antwerp, Belgium, who
Is said to be worth $30,000,000 visited Kansas
City recently, and intends to invest in property
there. He is the owner of valuable ranches in
One of Andrew Jackson's old hats is pre
served at the Hermitage, where It Is an object
of great interest to visitors. Nearly every vis
itor tries it on, bat not one man In ten has a
head large enough to tit it
General, Faiechit.d and Colonel Wilson,
of the Cherokee Commission, left Fort Smith
for Talcquah, the capital of the Cherokee
Nation, yesterday. General Hartranft will
join the other members of the commission
Pbesident Haemsox has a very peculiar
complexion. It utterly denes the efforts of the
sun to burn it. He has spent a good deal of
time in tho open air at Deer Park, and has paid
no attention to shading his face from the sun's
rays. In spite of this his complexion retains
its peculiar pallor, and even the end of his nose
shows no tinge of brown.
Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian patriot, has
Just written a letter to a friend in this country
in which he says that Hungary's love of inde
pendence and liberty is not dead. "This is not
death," are bis last words. "It is only sleep,
and, though the sleep has lasted a good while.
tho awaking will come soon. God grant that
sleep come not again. Lift up your hearts!"
Miss Alberta Gallatin, a granddaughter
of Albert Gallatin, one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence, and Miss Alice
King Hamilton, a descendant of Alexander
Hamilton, have been engaged by Daniel Frob
man for the Lyceum Theater, New York. Both
the young women are actresses of some years'
experience. Miss Gallatin has starred in tho
South and West.
Congressman Waixace says Whitelaw
Reid is very unhappy because ministers from
Insignificant countries go Into dinner in front
of him. Besides confiding to Mr. Wallaco such
personal facts as the amount of his house
rent 22,500 Minister Reid pointed out how he
was pat aside, at public receptions. "Mr. Reid
impressed this upon my mind," said Mr. Wal
lace, "at a big reception when he pointed out
to mo the representatives of several little South
American States, who took precedence of him
simply because they wero accredited as Am
bassadors." Don Jose Zoeriixa, who was recently
crowned poet laureate of Spain, is a short,
slender old man, 72 years of age. He has a fine
head, with white hair Drnshed back Iro'm his
forehead. His eyes are largo and dreamy and
his month is handsome. His mustache and
goatee givo him a military appearance. Zorrilla
early In life deserted the law for literature,
and by 1815 Lad written ten volnmes of verses
and SO plays. He then went to Mexico and
lived an Idle life for 12 years. Since his return
to Spain his popularity has been constantly in
creasing. THESE CHINESE ABE ALL BIGHT.
A Decision Concerning Chinese Enlisted ns
ScrvnntH of Uncle Sara.
Washington, July 2L Solicitor Hepburn
to whom the question was. referred, is of the
opinion that there Is nothing in the Chinese ex
clusion act to prohibit the landing In theUnlted
States ot the Chinese who enlisted as servants
on the United States naval vessels recently at
Samoa, and whose service will terminate upon
the arrival of the vessels at San Francisco.
The solicitor considers tbat as these men
form part of the working outfit of the vessels
they are exempted from the operations of the
It Bents the Blizzard,
from the hew York World. 3
North and South Dakota have concluded that
blizzards do not amount to much now tbat tbey
have bad experience with Constitutional conventions.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Ticket Scalper Takes Two Scalps As
signments of Tiro Sorts Flowers In
Fashion Results of a Vacation.
"Jt has long been my habit to bny my railroad
tickets of scalpers," said a Pittsburger to me
yesterday, "and when I was In Chicago a few
days ago, with my face set toward Pittsburg, I
went to a scalper on Clark street to see what I
could get in the way of a cheap ticket A
pleasant, soft-voiced man told me that the best
rate he could give me was 9. I did not buy the
ticket then, but later In the day I went hack
and told the scalper I would take the J9 ticket
" 'You'll have to give me J22," said he. "and
Til give you ?13 rebate.'
"I agreed, and handed him $22. He called a
boy, took my name on a slip of paper, and told
the boy to get a 1,000-mile ticket at a railroad
office near by. The boy returned presently
with the l.COO-rulle book, which I then remem
bered I could have purchased myself for 20.
However; I admired tho cheek of the scalper
so mnch that I paid him the 12252 clear for
himself and took tho ticket I got the rebate
all right, and of course I saved a few dollars on
the transaction, but I guess the Chicago scalper
can say that be scalped mo as well as the rail
road In tho deal."
assignments in two keys.
The gay reporter's purse was lean.
He watched where every dime went;
And was content to take, Ivrccn,
The editor's assignment.
Bnt when vacation came he fled
Stood, so to speak, upon his head,
And made his own assignment.
A paib correspondent who writes from the
shore of Lake Chautauqua takes objection tu
the statement or insinuation contained in some
verses printed in this column last Sunday.
Here is what she says: "I think you do tho
fashionable world and the flower an injustico
when you assert thr.t the hollyhock is not ad
mired by fashionable people. At present there
is a decided liking for tho flower in society.
That is to say, you will find it
and many of the other old-fashioned
flowers in the gardens of tho rich and cultured.
Some Httlo time ago a movement set In having
for its object the revival and cultivation ot the
good old flowers of onr grandfathers the holly
hocks, pinks and carnations, wall flowers,
phlox and the rest. I noticed the fruits of this
movement with a good deal of solid joy when I
was in the East last month. In the gardens of
the New Yorkers who make their homes along
the Hudson I found all the old favorites In tbe
best flower beds."
This being so, the high and mighty of the
land are to bo congratulated on their good
sense and Improved taste.
Goodby, dear dollars mine, goodby,
'Tls time that wc should part;
Vacation dawns and now must I
For recreation start."
So sang a youth, and sped away;
Soon by the sounding sea
His dollars dwindled day by day
While he lived merrily.
Amid the breakers white he rolled.
All careless of Old Sol;
And many a tale ol love he told
Beneath a parasol.
Flirtation? Yes, a Httle-or
Icecream and opera airs
Upon the pier then still some more
Flirtation on the stairs.
Eesult a scarlet face and nose
The holidays all spent
Tln-typcs of Lou and likewise liose
Heart gone and not a cent. H. J,
THE B. & 0. CLUB BATE.
That It Is Legal, Being; Open to All, Will be
Maintained bv the Company.
Baltimore, July 21 The attorneys of the
Baltimore and Ohio road are preparing an an
swer to the complaint made against the com
pany "by the Pittsburg; Cincinnati and St Louis
Railroad, alleging that the Baltimore and
Ohio's dab rate of 2 cents a mile for parties ot
40 or more is illegal. Tho complaint has been
filed with the Inter-State Commerce Commis
sion, and tbe B. & O. has been allowed 20 days
from July 13 in which to give its answer. Pas
senger agents will probably take no action in
the premises, but are expected to leave tbo
matter in the bands of tbe commission. The
B. & O. will raise the point that a complaint
made by one railroad against another has no
standing, and expects to be able to prove It to
the satisfaction of the members of tbe commis
sion. If they should be compelled to argue tbe
question, it will be denied that tbe club rate,
which can be taken advantage of by anybody,
discriminates against individuals. The fact
that the higher rate has seriously Interfered
with theatrical and other similar ventures will
be brought out before the commission.
DIY0RCE MADE EASIEB.
A Forgotten Supremo Conrt Decision
Brought to Light In Chicago.
Chicago, July 24. The ease with which a
divorce may be obtained in Chicago has long
been a fruitful theme for the newspaper para
grapher. To-day another bar was removed. It
has been the practice of the courts to hold tbat
the applicant for divorce must be a resident of
this State and must appear in person. Both of
these requirements were waived to-day in the
case of Mary Gottscholk, a resident of Penn
sylvania. Sbe was never in Chicago in ber life,
and on her affidavit that her husband Herman
bad deserted her for two years, daring which
time he had lived In Chicago, she was granted
Her attorney secured this resnlt by fishing up
a forgotten decision of the Supreme Court of
tbe State, rendered about 20 years ago, in which
the Court held that "in contemplation of law
tbe residence of tbe wife follows that of the
husband." and "desertion for tbe period of two
years by the husband residing in this State, al
though commenced in a foreign jurisdiction,
will enable a wife to obtain a divorce."
A HOESEBACK BIDE OP 3,000 MILES.
Two Cowboys to Go From Boston to Texas
In tbe Saddle.
CAU.ICOON, N. Y., July 24. Two Mexican
cowboys, "Montana Harry" and "Mexican
BUI," arrived here on Saturday last, haying
ridden from Boston on horseback. Their des
tination is Eaglesport Tex., a distance of 3,200
miles. "Montana Harry" acted as scout for
the British army during the rebellion headed
by Louis Riel in Manitoba in 1886. and is a
graduate of an English university. Harry rode
Mexican Boy ana Bill rode the celebrated
mustang Dynamite, which caused such a f nror
In London daring the appearance of "Buffalo
Blll'a" Wild West show in that city in 1883.
Tlill says that the Prince of Wales offered
2.000 for the animal, but he wouldn't part with
bim for double that price. Both men are total
abitalners, are well supplied with money and
created a very favorable impression. They re
sumed their long journey yesterday morning.
When they arrive home thev will have accom
plished tbe longest ride, without change of
horses, ever known.
AFTEB A L0TTEBT PE1ZB.
Two Young Men Try to Dcfrand a Girl of
Her Share, and All Mar bo Lost.
Chicago, July 24. Last week, Lena Lurle, a
Polish Jewess, secured an injunction restrain
ing Lazarus Silverman, the banker, from turn
ing over to Ike or RobertLurie more than half
of a $15,000 prize drawn on a winning lottery
ticket. Mrs. Lurle claimed tbat Robert and
Ike, her cousins, were attempting to cheat ber
ont of a half interest which she owned in tbe
ticket, sbe having bonght In shares with Rob
ert. This morning. State Attorney Longenecker
filed an information in the Supreme Court ask-'
ing that the entire prize be declared forfeited
to the State. This action Is brought under an
express provision of tbe statnte to tbat end,
and is tbe first of the Kind filed in this county.
An injunction was at once granted restraining
the banker lrom paying over the money to any
of tbe claimants.
DEATHS OP A BAY.
Elizabeth Lois Wade.
A telegram from Brooklyn last evening con
veyed tho sad Intelligence of the death yesterday
of Elizabeth Lois Wade, tbo 17-year-old daughter
of Mr. Charles J. Wade. Cashier of the Pittsburg
National Dank of Commerce, and Mrs. Elizabeth
A. Wade (Bessie Bramble)., the well-known con
tributor. Miss Wade breathed her last at the
Brooklyn residence of Dr. II. M. Blshon,
a relative of tne family, bhe had been
an Invalid for a long time, and her rxm
lly had tried every climate with the
hope or prolonging her life. The whole
of last winter was passed In South Carolina In the
hopes that that genial climate would accomplish
tbe wlahed-tor restoration of health. It was re
cently determined to take her to Brooklyn In or
der to obtain the benefit of expert medical treat
ment. When the end came tho sufferer was sur
rounded by ber family nd passed peacefully into
the beyond. Miss Wade was singularly popular
among a large circle or friends In the East End.
and possessed a most lorely disposition. Uer
brother, Mr. Chas. W. Wade, an attache of tbe
business office of Tmt Dispatch, was also present
at .uer bedside. Notice of the funeral will be
PUTT BACK FROM ALASKA.
He Is Not a Candidate for lite Senato or
Seal Fishing Contract.
ISrXCtU. TXXZQBAU TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, July 24. Ex-Senator Thomas C.
Piatt returned to-day from his trip to Alaska
with General Russell A. Alger. At present
Mr. Piatt is at the Oriental Hotel, Coney
Island, and while be is there tbe chieftains of
the G. O. P. will direct their steps In that direc
tion. Mr. Piatt was bronzed and enthusiastio
as he talked this afternoon of bis trip. He had
been gone five weeks, and had traveled 12,000
miles, including 2.500 by boat
"In tbat far off land of tbe midnight sun,"
said he, "I read in Tub Dispatch that Senator
Hlscock and I were not as brothers any more.
We're all right. Then, as to the criticisms ot
Republicans of Senator Hlscock. Well, the
Senator occupies a responsible and prominent
place In his party, and disappointed people are
wont to find fault. But the Senator is a
philosopher. I also have read of the talk that
I am a candidate tor the Senate to succeed Mr.
Evarts. I wonder who put me in nomination?
I certainly did not Indeed, I don't know any
thing about politics or tbe situation just now.
1 have only just returned."
Mr. Piatt said tbat he and all the party had
had a most enjoyable trip. Tbe party went to
Tacoma via tho Union Pacific In General
Alger's private car. From Tacoma they sailed
In tbe steamship Corona to Alaska. At Sitka
It was twilight up to 10 o'clock at night, and
daylight came at 2 o'clock In tbe morning; but
Mr. Piatt slept very well. Mrs. Piatt has fre
quently said that her husband could sleep on a
Bicket fence. Tbe party went as far as Chilcat
ay. The steamer ran In and ont among Ice
bergs as big as the Postefilce, and Mr. Piatt
and all hands, while appreciating the grandeur
of tbe scenery, were not comfortable at times.
Mr. Piatt does not think much of Alaska as a
land for the emigrant. He was amused at a
story printed tbat be and General Alger had
gone on this expedition with the sole idea of
getting the Alaska contract, just about to ex
pire. Mr. Piatt said that he wasn't within 1,500
miles of the seal-flshlng grounds.
"If I wanted to bid on that contract" said
he, "I rather think I should goto Washington.
No, no, that seal fur contract yarn is non
sense." Mr. Piatt thinks that every young man jhst
starting out in life should make a bee line for
Washington Territory and its rising and flour
ishing towns and cities.
Mr. Piatt heard a little politics In tbe after
noon, when Vice President Morton and Sena
tor Hiscock called on him. A steady stream of
the rank and file of the G. O. P. began to surge
in the direction of Mr. Piatt's office later on,
bat up to sundown the Herkimer statesman,
the Hon. Warner Miller, nad not appeared.
THE BBIDEGE00M WAS LEFT.
His Brldo Deserted Him to Elope With tbe
San Francisco, July 24. The town of
Chico, Butte county, is all agog over tho elope
ment of Miss Eva Adkins, aged 17 years. She
is a beautiful and accomplished y,pung lady,
who graduated a few months ago from the
High School. She met at a picnic in Chico last
May Raymond Bierce, son of Ambrose Bierce,
a well-known journalist.
Young Bierce was doing newspaper work on
a Red Bluff paper. He resigned his position
there and took up his abode in Chico. The
young lady's mother gave her consent to their
marriage, but the girl's stepfather, C Barney,
was opposed to the young man and made things
about the bouse lively. He ordered Bierce,
when be came to call on tbe girl, to leave tbe
house, and attempted to eject him. Bierce de
fended himself, threw the old gentleman out
and was arrested for assanlt and battery, bnt
the mother and daughter testified that the
stepfather was to blame, and Bierce was re
leased. During Bierce's tronble ho had a friend
named Neil Hubbs, a handsome young fellow,
24 years old, who stood steadfastly by him.
Hubbs was to be best man at tbe wedding,
which was to have taken placo Sunday even
ins. Shortly before the time fixed for the
ceremony, the bride, in company with Best
Man Hubbs, boarded a train for Sacramento,
where they were married. Bierce has accepted
the situation philosophically, but the affair
has created quite a sensation in Northern Cali
fornia. LIKE THE JAENDICE CASE.
Land In Litigation for 20 Years and a Set
tlement SU11 Far Off:
Topeka, July 24. The case of Wllklns et at
versus Tourtellot, which has been In litigation
for over 20 years, goes now to the Supreme
Court of the United States. At the June term
of the Supreme Court of Kansas an opinion
was handed down in this case, taken up on an
error from the District Court of this county,
though it originally came from Wyandotte
rnnntv. The decision of the lower ennrt va.
nfflrme'd, being hi favor of Tourtellot. This
case involves tne title to a tract oi land in Kan
sas City, Kan., at tbe junction of the Kaw and
the Mlssonrl rivers, tbe value of the property
in litigation reaching np Into the millions.
Monday an order was received from counsel
for the plaintiffs In error, and also one of the
plaintiff himself, for making a copy of tbo rec
ord to go to the Supreme Court of tbe United
States, It is not probable that a final decision
In this case will be reached in the next decade.
A WOKDEEFUL LITTLE BABY.
It Is Over Two Weeks Old and Weighs Only
Beotvkstotvk, Ind., July 24. Lafayette Cor
nett, residing near this place. Is tbe happy
father of the most interesting specimen of
humanity on record. The babe at this time is
16 days old and weighs only one pound. A
lady's finger ring can readily be placed over Its
hand and tbe full length of the arm to tbe
shoulder, while a pint cup will cover its entire
bead body and limbs. Mr. and Mrs. Cornett
are both of good size and sound health, and
bave several children tof fnll growth. The
lilllputlan wonder is lively and apparently in
good health. The child is of the feminine
" AH0THEB BELL TICT0RI.
The Cnsbman Company Is Fined One Dollar
and Loses Its Phones.
Chicago, July 24. A final decree was
rendered to-day by Judge Blodgett In the
Federal Conrt, in tbe long pending litigation
between the Bell and Cusbman Telephone
Companies. The Bell Company brought two
snits against the Cushman Company for in
fringement ot patent. The decree in both
suits Is acainst tbe Cushman Company. A fine
of tl is assessed against it and itis ordered to
turn over all of its telephones to the Bell
Policy riayors Snfo In Chicago.
CHICAGO, July 24. Prosecuting Attorney
May has decided tbat no law exists for tho
closing of policy shops, and In accordance with
bis declaration tho keeper of a Westside estab
lishment was this morning discharged from
custody. This decision Is based on an opinion
by the Appellate Court, tbat tbe city ordinance
against gambling does not apply to policy be
cause it does not describe Che imnlemeuts used
in that line ot speculative investment.
Too Big for tho Place.
Fr om the Chicago Tlmes.l '
New York will not get the World's Fair. It
is too big a thing for a town that has only 400
Boston Gazette: A. toweling passion often
leads to monumental woe.
Chicago Inter ocean: The possessor of the
cool million has warm times getting it.
On. Crrr Slizzard:A. terry-picker gener
ally gets what he can and cans what he gets.
jAMESTOWK'-JVeu'j: The .quickest descent
from father to sou Is that of tho flannel shirt.
Kew ObleANS Picayune: The biscuit may
rise, but It cannot explain. The orator takes
ATcnisoir Olole: As man gets older ho
knows more, but he does not get any more at
tractive In learning it
CHICAGO Times. Tho head roller of a Pitts
burg rolling-mill makes $50 a'day. An ordinary
high-roller in Chicago could spend more than
that In a half day.
Baltimore American: Watch wheels are
like great men in one respect when tbey go
around to pass time In their own way, they al
ways travel In cog.
Washington Poif ; Now that tho British
government is going to Increase the Allowance
to tbe Prince of Wales, we look for an upward
movement In the market value ot white chips.
CHICAGO Herald; The Standard Oil Com
pany is now grabbing up tbe natural gas wells.
It doesn't look at present as If It could get up a
trust in the air we breathe, but perhaps we had
better not be too Sure of it.
Detboit Free Ireu: The "average man"
In this country drank one and one-fourth gal
lons of spirits last year and twelve and one-half
gallons of beer. When the number Is consid
ered of those who drank neither it is not diffi
cult to reach tbe conclusion tbat somebody
drank much more than the "average man" did. J
NEW YORK NEWS K0TES
More Failures to Snaffle OK
IKirw Tons: bureau specials.
New Yobjt, July 24, Three persons tried to
kill themselves to-day, but only one was suc
cessful. Morris Von Behner, 82 years old, at
tempted suicide by swallowing aconite In his
room at tho Vanderbilt Hotel. His groans
brought a crowd to the room, and he was
promptly sent to tbe hospital. He may re
cover. Von Behner Is of Dutch parentage, is
finely educated, and has traveled widely. A
few years ago bo was wealthy, lately he has
lost much money through poor investments In
mines. Catherine Congblln, a chronic invalid,
attempted to poison herself with liniment, this
morning. She drank a pint of it and she, too,
attracted a crowd by her groans and cries. A
stomach pump saved her. Frank Sutton, wbo
registered at the Grand Union Hotel, last mid
night was found dead in his bed this noon.
Tbe windows of bis room were shut tight and
the gas was turned on full head. Tnemottveof
his suicide Is unknown.
Not Very Cheap Dentistry.
John Hatch, a day laborer, paid 10 cents for
having a tooth pulled at the Demi; t Dispensary.
His jaw was fractured during tbe operation.
He went to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
An abscess formed near the fracture, blood
poisoning followed, and this morning Hatch
died in great agony.
Shipped Back Where Tbey Belong.
Emmerich Hasse, Paul Bell jik. Joseph Belijik
and John Andrusik, tinsmiths, who arrived here
last week under contract to work for a master
tinsmith in Milwaukee, were sent back to
Bremen on the steamship Trave this morning.
Charles Roberts, an English immigrant, suffer
ing from epileptic insanity, was reshlpped to
England on the steamship Westernland.
Fast Friends Fight Over a Song Book.
Albert Giddings. 19 years old, and James
White, 18 years old, fast friends, quarreled over
the ownership of a 10-cent song book. Giddings
eventually struck White hard on the side of
the head, above the ear, with his open hand.
White turned pale and went home. He com
plained to his mother of severe pains in his
head. A doctor who was called pronounced
young White's condition to be critical. Four
hours later White became unconscious. Five
hours later ho died. Giddings is awaiting, in
tbe Raymond street jail, the result of the post
Maggie Mitchell and Her Leading Man.
It is reported that Maggie Mitchell will
shortly marry her leading man, Charles
Abbott, Miss Mitchell is now visiting her
daughter Fanchon, "in Hamburg, Germany.
Mr. Abbott Is making all the arrangements for
her tour next season, and Is superintending all
her business. In connection with the construc
tion of the West End Theater in Harlem. For
the last few days he has been at Miss Mitchell's
cottage in Long Branch. Although Macgie
Mitchell's relations to Mr. Abbott have been
very friendly ever since he began playing with
her. sometime ago, they never approached
their present degree of intimacy till after she
was divorced from Henry Paddock. Next
season Miss Mitchell will have two new plays,
one1 of which has been written for her by
Colonel Wallace, of Philadelphia.
Not Moving Off Very Fait.
Inquiries to-day in well-informed circles of
financs lead to the belief that although there
have been numerous small subscriptions to
the new salt company's securities, the total
amount applied for is Inconsiderable, Tbe
opinion is entertained, also, that the whole
amount of stock and bonds not subscribed, for
here will be taken In London. Tbe subscrip
tion is for tll.000,000 stock and $4,000,000 bonds.
Since tbe'owners of the salt properties brought
into the combine do not take securities for
their plant,' but only cash, the carrying out of
tbe programme ought to make a large amount
of sterling exchange available, and stop gold
exports for awhile. It is of course possible
that large subscriptions may bo made here at
tho last moment, bnt up to this time there has
been no eagerness to take up the new salt
securities. The subscription books close to
morrow. THE HOUSE TOO FINE fOB HIM.
A Reading Lawyer Bailds a Dwelling, bnt
Can't Live In It.
rSPSCIAX, TZXEGHAM TO TUB SISPATCB.1
Reading, July 24. A very unusual sight
was witnessed here to-day in the removal of
Amos B. Wanner. Esq., from his new home.
On Thursday last Wanner and his family
moved Into their new residence, on Perklomen
avenue, overlooking the city. It is the second
in Park Terrace, and, exclusive of the ground,
cost $25,000 to erect The new house was ele
gantly furnished and fitted out with all modern
conveniences. After living in tbe bouse less
than a week the family moved out and went
back to their old home in South Sixth street
near the Court House, in the center of the city.
Mr. Wanner is an elderly lawyer, and enjoys
one of the largest office practices in Berks
county. His two sons aro lawyers, and his wife
Is a most excellent lady. In explaining their
sudden and unexpected removal from their
new borne back to tbe old family residenccMr.
"No use trying to llvo In thatew house. I
couldn't sleep there and couldn't content my
self there. I am accustomed to a plain house
and surroundings, and like to be near my office,
wltb my family near me, and that's why I made
up my mind to consult my family about moving
back. Tbey most! cheerfully consented to
move back, and now as we are back in the old
home, I'm happy again. We'll sell the new
house at a little less than cost. My health is
not as good as it was wbeu I started in to build,
and that may be another reason why I prefer
tbe old home."
The new honse is now for sale, and the law
yer and his family are back again where they
lived for many years.
G0YEBX0R AMES SERIOUSLY ILL.
The Horseback Ride In the Centennial Cele
bration Too Mnch for Him.
tsrzciAi. TXLCOBAM to tux DISPATCH. 1
Boston, July 21 The eight-mile horseback
ride which Governor Ames took in New York
on the occasion ot tbe Centennial celebration
proved so exhausting tbat a form ot heart dis
ease was developed, and now be is In a serious
condition of health. He never recovered from
tbe effects of tbat horseback ride. He is now
critically ill at his home in Easton.
Tho immediate cause of tbe present Illness is
his coming to Boston to attend to important
business, notwithstanding premonitory symp
toms ot weakness. On his return he showed
serious physical prostration. Medical opinion
is to the effect that his case will hereafter re-
Suire much caution. Lieutenant Governor
rackett,nho was summoned from NewHamp
shlre In consequence of his illness, will fill tho
Gubernatorial office until tbo recovery of His
Obstructing tbo Channel,
from the Detroit Free 1'ress.l
The navigation of tho English channel is now
rendered very hazardous by the tremendous
adiectives which Boulanger is hurling Into
France from his safe retreat In London.
A New Bank Examiner.
Washington, July 21. Leonard H. Grocs
back, of Lanslngburg. N. Y., has been ap
pointed an examiner of national banks, vice
Benjamin S. VV. Clark, resigned.
Anxlons to Rash Things,
From the Conner-Oonrnau I
The Chinaman's desire to havo a fine funeral
has tbe approval 'of tho Pacific coast people,
but tbey always want the funeral to begin
THAT PROVOKING nOOD.
The breeze bloweth softly, the waves Idly roar,
And tbe sea and the wet sand are shining;
My sweetheart la digging for shells on the shore,
While I at ber feet am reclining.
But never a glance can 1 zct of ber face.
Or a peep at one dear little dimple:
On her head is a tangle or ribbon and lace '
My grandmother called it a wimple.
Like a cowl It Is shaped, and It grows on a cloak,
And covers her eves up completely;
There's an Impudent tassel all ready to poke
Its head underneath It quite neatly.
Is she frowning or smiling? That provoking hood
Bides a mysternone can unravel.
I've asked her a question. I do wish she would
Stop tapping her foot on the gravel.
Not even the tip can I see of ber nose;
bhe's angry, peihaps, or she's crying.
'Tls snrely no harm for a man to propose.
Hurrah! from the bonuy cnrls, flying
On tbo wings of the wind, does the truant hood go
In a vanishing whirl that seems spltelul.
Suffice It to add tbat she doesn't say "No,"
And the way she says "Yes" Is dellgntfnL
Pearl Hytinge in Judge,
0U2 HAIL fOUCfl.
The Diamond Street Widening Property
Owners) Wrestle Mathematically With
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Notwithstanding the objections raised by our
honorable Controller, for whom we have the
highest regard, we reiterate onr former as
sertion tbat tho widening of Diamond street
will increase the city revenne $100,009 per
annum. The Controller loses sight of the fact
tbat the opening of Diamond street will neces
sitate the Immediate erection of new buildings
on almost tbe entire street, which will be as
sessed as well as the ground, which together
might easily be assessed at tbe required $5,000
per front foot You will find to-day in the As
sessor's office property on Fifth avenue In the
corresponding sqnares assessed (buildings and
all) at 17,000 per front foot, so you see we could
be 82,000 per foot less than Fifth avenue and yet
get the required amount to make tlOO.OUQ. But
we have not counted tbe property in the Imme
diate vicinity that will be enhanced In value by
tbe widening of Diamond street for Instance
the property around the Market square will be
enhanced from $300 to $500 per front foot. As
an illustration of this, at the recent and full as
sessment a property on the Market square was
assessed at $7,350, but has been sold since the
agitation at $45,000, another property on Dia
mond street lielow the Market square was as
sessed at $31,750, which was considered far too
fiigb, yet it has been sold for $45,000 since.
Liberty street on both sides of Diamond,
Fifth street from Liberty to Dnqnesne way,
Penn avenue on both sides of Fifth, Market
street between Market square and Fourth ave
nue, both sides of Wood? street between Dia
mond and Fourth avenne, both sides of Smith
field street to Fourth avenne. Diamond street
above Smithfield will all be largely enhanced
in value, all by the improvement on Dlamorfd
Taking all this Into consideration, we are led
to believe wo are neither posted nor insane, as
has been charged, as onr former figure was not
high enough, and should have been $200,000
instead of 5100,000. However, we will trust to
tbe comparison of tbe Assessor's present books
and those of the next triennial assessment to
verify onr figures. APeopekty Owneb.
Pittsbueo, July 24.
Tho British Peerage.
To the Editor of The Dlsoatcn:
(1) How many members are there lp the Brit
ish House of Lords? (2) How many peers have
been created during this century? (3) How
far back do tbe oldest of them date? (4) Are
there any peers not members of the House of
Lords? M. L.
Se-wickxet, July 24.
(1) The House of Lords consists of 600 mem
bers, of whom S are peers of the royal blood, 2
archbishop, 22 pukes. 20 marquises, 120 earls,
23 viscounts, 24 bishops. 295 -barons, 18 Scottish
representative peers and 23 Irish representative
peers. (2) The number of names on the "roll"
was 401 in 1830, 457 in 1840, 443 in 1850, 453 in I860
and 503 in 1SS0. The rest havo been created
since. About two-thirds ot the hereditary peer
ages were created In tbls century. (3) Exclud
ing the royal and ecclesiastical peerages the
four oldest peerages in the House of Lords date
from the latter part of the thirteenth century
while &fe go back to the fourteenth and ten to
tbe fifteenth century. (4) There are seven
peeresses in their own right, and 20 Scotch and
64 Irish peers who are not peers of Parliament.
A Book Wanted.
To the Editor of Tbe Dispatch:
In a Washington telegram in The Dispatch
there are enumerated several works of interest
soon to be Issued from the Government Print
ing Office. One tbat described as "of special
valne to metal workers" I would very much
like to obtain. Will you kindly state whether
it can be purchased, and indicate what course
I should pursue in order to possess it?
Allegheny, July 24. D. R. D.
Books Issued from the Government Printing
Office are not usually sold. The Congressman
from your district could probably obtain one
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Will you kindly inform me through yonr
paper where I can get any information on oil
indicators that is. instruments that will tell
where oil can be found, or any books treating
on tnat subject. Do you think It possible to
make such an instrument? G. 3. H.
PlTTSBUBG, July 2t
The only instrument of the kind we ever
heard of is tbe divining rod, the reliability of
which has often been questioned. No, we do
not think it possible to make such an instru
Don't Know. , -
To the Editor of Tbe Dispatch:
Can you inform two of your subscribers where
a photo of John Wilkes Booth, tbe assassin of
President Lincoln, may be obtained? We have
written to Washington, but are unable to se
cure one. H.
Pittsbubo, July 24.
They Certainly Have.
To thn Editor cf The Dispatch:
Have Pittsburg and Allegheny together mora
than 275,000 Inhabitants? Reader.
Youngstown, July 24.
SCHOOL TEACHEES IS PEISDJT.
Slrnngo State of Affairs Reported la a West
All the queer things of every day life are not
In tbe mountains of Kentucky, though tbe in
cidents related below occurred within sight of
the Kentucky Hue. A Lexington citizen has
returned from Logan Court House, W. Va..
where the Hatfields live, and tells the Tran
script of that city this story:
"Two parties were on trial in the Circuit
Court; one was indicted for forgery and per
jury, confessing to tho allegations in open
court Tho other was on trial with four in
dictments for selling liquor and one for carry
ing concealed weapons. His Honor remanded
both the prisoners back to jail for a week.
First one and then tho other of tbe unfortu
nates arose and expostulated with the Judge in
this wise: 'Please, Your Honor, to postpone
tbat confinement of one week until after the
meotlng of tbe Teachers' Institute is ver, for
we are both school teachers, and, according to
tho law of tbe State, it we do not attend tbe
meetings we will not be allowed to teach dur
ing tbe coming session, and school teaching is
our only visible means of support now. His
Honor heard the objection all tbe way through,
and upon tbe grounds tbat even the Court bad
no right to deprive a man of his only means of
support, accordingly turned them loose for the
thren davs of the institute, with instructions
for them to come back to jail for the remain
ing four days."
Part oi Ills Dream Came True.
Atlanta, July 24. Jesse Williams, of
Jackson county, dreamed thrice of finding gold
under a certain rock in Atbens. He afterward
found the rock, but he must get permission of
the city authorities to dig under it. As yet the
permission has not been granted.
Two young men of Reading, who went out to
hunt for blackberries, found a fine patch, and
hailjust begun picking, when a woman's shrill
voice was heard ordering them to leave af once.
Tbey started, but didn't hurry until the deter
mined woman began firing buckshot at them
from an old musket Then they retreated In
A scan in Greencastle named Martin has
celery plants four feet long.
The old Resolution fire engine, now In use in
Newville, was bunt In Philadelphia about tho
year 1823. It is still serviceable.
There Is a man In Martin's Ferry who drinks
coal oil and tays tbat he likes it
ATOUNOladyof Scran ton a few nights ago
mashed a mosquito on her Up, and the bite has
since caused a swelling of the entire face, at
tended by severe pain. The wound has been
twice lanced, and the operation is again neces
sary. As a Philadelphia street car baited at a cross
ing before a drugstore several days ago a bit ot
paper fluttered In the street "Look at the
sparrow!" cried the driver? pointing with his
whip; "if he ain't struck a pnddln full of rais
ins!" The paper was stuck fnll of fresh and
struggling flies, and the bird bad picked off so
many that It could hardly waddle, and a sym
pathetic lady expressed the apprehension tbat
If it "kept on" the poor little thing would snap
Its legs in two.
A youth of 18, living near Weston, W. Va.,
is growing gray.
A hornet's nest was discovered in a parlor
in Wellsburg the other day. The insects found
their way in through a window which had care
lessly been left open for two weeks, -
A store In Atlanta, Ga., has been buiU
entirely of paper.
Dr. Nansen, the explorer, says that the
ice in Greenland is 6,000 feet thick.
There are 342,000 miles of railroad in-,
operation In tho world, of which 181,000 are la
The hottest weather ever known in tb
United States was felt at Phoenix. Art, In
June, 18S3, when the thermometer marked USP.
Joe SnJith and John Thomas, of Brunsi
wick, Ga.. killed an alligator 10 feet lone,
which tbey estimated would weigh 350 or 400
The largest ship in the British nary,
the Trafalgar, launched two years ago, has at
last tried her engines, with success. Sbe is 345
feet long, 73 feet beam, and 12,818 horse power
drove her 17.28 knots.
Judge Keatley, or Iowa, who has mads
a personal Inspection of the schools of Alaska,
reports that there are about 14 schools in tbo
Territory, tbree of which are for white chil
dren, the rest being for natives.
A Bombay newspaper announces two
marriages, in one case tbe bride being aged 2
yearr, and in the other 15 months, while tho
bridegroom was 30. This is the system which
Pundita Ramabal is struggling against.
Prof. Flower exhibted at Lambeth re
cently the shell of a tortoise, which had lived
130 years, outstaying eleht Archbishops. At
Peterborough there are tbe remains of another
tortoise which, when it died, was 180 years oid.
The irrepressible sea serpent has bobbed
np again. This time at Cape May. The great
monster had a square black head and was of Im
mense proportions, with flappers, fins and feel
ers like a crab's, and a most ugly sight to be
hold. There it a gentleman living near Quit
man, Brooks county, Oa who nover ate a
morsel of bread or meat In his life. Hesub
sistoprtncipallyon fruits and potatoes. He
weighs nearly 200 and was never sick longer
than an hour In his life. He drinks a gallon of
milk a day.
Pastor Stratton, of a United Brethren
Church, is an Odd Fellow. Some of his con
gregation have a prejudice against secret socie
ties, and when they discovered that he belonged
to tbe order they held a secret meeting on Sat
urday night. Sunday morning when Parson
Stratton reached the church be found the door
locked. He made a formal demand for tho
opening of the edifice, but met only a mocking
Growing out of the masonry oftha
French Catholic Church steeple in Biddleford,
Me., almost at fie upper limit of tbe brick
work, are two yonng trees. Both are green and
healthy looking, and have grown rapidly within
a year. They are beyond reach from the upper
window, and could not be removed without a
stage being built. Tbe opinion is that one is a
willow ani the other a poplar. How they ob
tained root in the masonry Is a mystery.
A weasel came down the hill and wen
into the sitting room of Edward Arronsmlth,
in Easton,a couple of days ago. No men being
bandy seven women of the neighborhood armed
themselves with pokers, canes, etcand entered
the room. There was a faint squeak in one
corner and seven women jumped on chairs and
screams. Their united screams so terrified tbe
weasel that it ran out of doors and was killed
by a sick dog that was lying out in the sun.
A white man at Smyrna, 171a., a day or
two ago bet a negro that the negro could not
eat the two watermelons before them. Tha
negro was to pay double price for the melons if
he failed. He cut tbe melons, weighing 30
pounds each, up into sections, and it was fun
to see his lips slide np and down the sections of
those melons. Within fire minutes nothing
was left but tbe bare rinds, which he turned
over to tho white man, who had just paid 75
cents for them.
An Elmer (Ore.) paper publishes tha
following remarkable story: "E. C. Stamper, a
citizen ot Elmer, has just completed working
np a fir tree which grew on his place adjoining
town. He received $12 for tho bark: built a
frame house 14x20, 8 feet bigb, with shed kitch
en 8 feet wide and 20 feet long; built a wood
shed 14x20 feet; made 330 fence rails 10 feet
long; made 334 railroad ties and 500 boards a
inches wide and 2 feet long, and 15 cords of
wood 4 feet wide and 8 feet lonr. all from one
tree, and has a part ot the tree left "
Conductor Parker, while at Ash Hill,
130 miles out on tbe desert from Daggett, Cat,
saw a pigeon flying around as though bunting
for water. He tried several times to catch it.
but when close tbe bird would fly away. Hav
ing a small rifle alons. be crippled one wing,
when he discovered tbat it was a carrier pigeon,
bearing a love letter in a goose quill tied to tbe
ricbt wjnc dated New York anil directed to a
young lady in San Francisco. Tbe name be
would not give. As soon as the bird recovers It
will be turned loose to complete its journey.
For one of the best examples of rapidly
and legitimately acquired wealth the South
Dakotans point to Mr. Frank H. Haggerty, now
33 years of age. and tbe Commissioner of Immi
gration for the Dakota;. Mr. Haggerty came
from Pennsylvania eight years ago, and when
be reached Jamestown his capital consisted of
818 50. By inducing others to put up two-thirds
of the money hogot possession of a tree claim
in tbe outskirts of what has since become tha
thrifty city of Aberdeen. Going into real estate
he bandied his small capital so judiciously tba
he is to-day worth at a modest estimate 150,000.
At Harwood, Tex., Mr. Duskin and an
other young man who were visiting the family
of Postmaster Doyle spread a pallet In tha
yard. Just as they had dropped asleep Mr.
Duskin was awakened by something grasping
bis hand. On awakening he saw a huge wolf.
The wolf ran tbrough the honse and was beaten
out with broomsticks and other weapons con
venient to grab. Two young men, Beckham
and D. New pursued him with a shotgun, and
as he was devouring a pig in another yard they
killed him. It is feared he had hydrophobia,
and Mr. Duskin Is taking tbe necessary precau
tions. At the funeral of a Chinaman in Phila
delphia some queer ceremonies were observed.
Tbe deceased was clothed In garments of tha
lightest texture, so that he might not suffer
from the heat in his new abode. He wore a
straw hat, and in ono hand be held a fan. The
corpse of a Chinaman Is always provided with
money to pay Its expenses to tbe unknown
country. One of the mourners dropped between
Hong's teeth a 25-cent piece, and about a score
of the others camo forward with their quarter
contributions. Tbe undertaker could not get
all of them In the dead Chinaman's montb, and
half of the silver pieces were placed In his
pocket. The ceremonies finished, tbe coffin was
closed, and over tbe top of It were placed strips
of red. white and black bunting; the colors of
tbe Sing Ye Hong Society (Chinese Frea
Masons), of which tho- dead man bad been a
CLIPPED AND CREDITED.
"I love the stage," exclaimed the tra
gedlan, "I am bound to it by so many ties.'
"Yes," assented the comedian, "railroad ties.1
Her Best Bessie Is it true that Hiss
Autumn b having some pictures taken?
Jennie Yes. Sho Is having some struck off frost
the negative sbe had taken 0 years ago. Evening
"Why so happy, John; is your family
back?" "No, indeed; but I've Inst received word
from my wife that she has concluded to remain at
tbe seashore anothermonth." Cincinnati Timet
Star. Black Became Her. Consoler (to newly
made widow) Yoa won't bare to go Into mourn
ing, yon know. Some very stylish pepple don't.
Wldow-Ob, dear 1 Vhy If I can't wear black 1
almost wish John hadn't died. Time.
Here lies a man, deep steeped in sin,
For whom no one will grieve,
lie tried to rake a Jack pot In
With the "ballet" up his sleeve.
It is sad Indeed when a poet fired
With a strange, uncontrollable wish to sing.
Stops In tbe midst of his song Inspired
To wonder how mnch spot cash It will briny.
"Yes," said Jagley, "the Prince of Wales
was at Nice the same tune I was there, last sum-'
mer. While walking on the beach I saw tha
U hat did he look like?"
"Tbe prints orhls feet on the sand. Tbey looked
like number nlncs."-VuZ2e.
One Way of Putting It Two clerks in a
"Well, all I can say Is that IT the boss doesn't
take back what he said to me this morning I shall
vamose the ranch."
"And what was that?" .
"Why, he said that hereafter he should try and,
dispense with my valuable servlees."-JiJ ge,
THE VATE OF THE TIRESOME PERSON.
There came a tiresome person
' To the offlce where 1 basked:
And "Is lthot enough for you?" .,
The tiresome person asked. '
1 punctured him In place
That tbe wind mlghtwhUtie thro:
That's hot enonjft for you. -P
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