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DISPATCH; SUNDAY, "JTJLT .28, 1889.
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P1TTSBORG, SUNDAY, JULY 28, 18891
A BACK-SET FOE A TBUST.
It is rather interesting to learn that tha
salt combination announces that "while the
"subscriptions have been very numerous and,
in the aggregate, large, the trustees feel that
they are not justified in proceeding to an al
lotment of shares without further confer
ence with subscribers and vendors."
This means that the American public has
got its fill of alleged "trust" shares, at three
or four times the actual cost. So long as
the investors had reason to believe that they
could get a share of the profits of illegal
monopolies, they were ready enough to
gobble up everthing that the trusts could
feed out to them. But this readiness stimu
lated the production of trust shares which
were based on no actual monopoly, and
only observed the rule of putting out three
or four dollars in paper ior one of actual
The announcement also indicates that the
English buyers of trust securities have very
nearly reached the limit of their credulity.
Otherwise the salt company could very
easily transfer its unsubscribed shares in
this country to England. That was its an
nouncement at the start; and the sudden
change of its intentions warrants the belief
that its project has fallen fiat The salt
combination had more legitimate features
than some other trusts that hav been suc
cessfully floated; but unfortunately for its
promoters it got into the field after the pub
lic began to get some insight into the game.
This warrants the hope that the investing
public is beginning to perceive the rule that
sound investments can only be secured by
restricting them to corporations which rest
upon a legitimate and unwatered basis.
XTJBDEB AND THE SEWERS.
The theory of a concurrence, if not an
epidemic, iu crimes, as well as in casualties,
receives another support in the discovery of
the body of a citizen ot Cincinnati iu a
sewer, after he had been murdered. The way
in which this form of concealing murder
follows upon its pattern in Chicago is much
easier to explain than the rapid succession
of a series of railroad accidents or boiler
explosions. The Cincinnati murderer had
read of the means of concealing a murder
used in the Cronin case; and when he found
.himself with the body of amurdered manon
his hands, that method of hiding the crime
was the first thing that entered his mind.
The body was promptly discovered, how
ever; and it is to be hoped that the detection
and punishment ol the murderer will be
AN IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT.
The rivalry of the twin cities of the
Northwest has broken out again in aggra
vated form over the showing of population
made by their respective directories. A short
time ago the directory ot St. Paul was pub
lished, upon which u claim of 193,000 popu
lation was made, and its result was only to
create a national wonder that the directory
man permitted a little matter of 7,000 popu
lation to stand between St- Paul and the
claim of an even 200,000. Bnt this showing
put "Minneapolis on its mettle. The di
rectory men of the latter city hustled for a
week and brought out a'directory containing
6,000 names more than St Paul, on which
Mr. Blethen, of the Minneapolis Trt'&une.
issues a manifesto to the whole country,
claiming a population for Minneapolis of
This wins the second round for Minne
apolis, and puts the onus on St. Paul of
demonstrating what it will uo to win the
third round. It would be too great a strain
upon the printing presses of the Northwest
ern city to issue a new directory every
month in order to keep up with the growth,
on paper, of its rival. A new enrollment of
school children might be ordered to put St
Paul in the lead; but unfortunately that
method of showing growthof populationhas
been worked to death by these two enterpris
ingcities. Exactly what St Paul will do is a
matter of conjecture, bnt it may be regarded
ascertain that it will devise some means of
producing statistical demonstration that it
has again achieved the desired position of
being a few thousand in population ahead
of its rival.
This will, of course, only stimulate Min
neapolis to new efforts; and the irrepressible
conflict will now go on until the remorseless
census man comes in next year with his cold
and unfeeling figures which cut down these
enthusiastic claims' of population by about
CO per cent
EOrTOE SHOULD COUNT.
Speaking of the attempts to get Judge
Cooley to resign bis position as Chairman of
the Inter-State Commerce Commission in
order to take a salary ol $25,000 a year as
Chairman of theTrunk Line Association, the
Philadelphia Inquirer says that "the Gov
ernment cannot expect to keep first-class
talent unless she is willing to pay first-class
prices." As the salary of the Inter-State
Commerce Commissioners is $7,500 per
annum, that pecuniary, recompense, to
gether with the credit ot serving the public
interest, ought to present some offset against
the fortunes which can be madeby abandon-
lng public interests for the advancement of
corporate projects. While Judge Cooley
has not been as incisive in the enforcement
of the law as we conld have wished, we will
hazard the prediction that he will not be
drawn away from the public service by the
inducement of some thousands of dollars a
year in increased income. In other words,
we think Jndge Cooley regards honor as
more valuable than money.
PEINCES AND PAUPERS.
The marriage of Princess Louise, of En
gland, daughter of the Prince of "Wales, to
the Dute of Fife, passed oft" in great style
yesterday, but the debates in Parliament
over the money grants Irom the people will
set people thinking anew of the expense oi
royalty. It is not mere royalty, either, but
the cost of the whole contingent of titled
aristocracy which is suggested. Of course
the Socialists will rejoice in the text There
are aggressive apostles of socialism who will
contrast the greater needs of the wretched
poor of London the nearly a million who
live in almost squalor, and in whom body
and soul are kept together lrom day to day
by but uncertain threads with the luxu
rious superfluities ot the royal family, for
which the public moneys are so liberally
It does seem a provoking waste in the
face of dire destitution, though nobody
need be told that mere charity, however
abundant, can do little or nothing for the
permanent relief of the London poor, or
any other poor. But that poverty is in
creased, and the ranks of the poor and help
less continually swelled by the vast sums of
money levied in monarchical countries for
the maintenance of royalty and legalized
aristocracy, is beyond dispute. That draft
and the kindred drafts in European coun
tries ior immense armies and navies tell
with grinding force on the producing
classes. On them ultimately falls the bur
den, no matter how Indirect the channels
through which it reaches them.
But the arguments of Bradlaugh and
the sharp sayings of Labouchere, as well as
the hoarser growl of socialism, are sure to
be drowned in the fashionable flutter of the
nuptials. Pomp and parade carry the day.
Institutions as tbey are and vested interests
have the more vociferous organs of expres
sion. Even Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Morley
and others of the leading Liberals either
feel constrained to vote with the Tories for
the royal grants or else are chary and
limited in their dissent.
THE CHTJECH CLOTHING TRADE.
A new idea of the combination of religion
and business is credited to Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker. The story, as told by
current report, is that a church in New
Haven whose financial balance sheet was far
from satisfactory to its pastor, applied to
Mr. Wanamaker for a suggestion as to the
methods which might restore the church to
solvency. The merchant statesman offered
to stock a clothing store in New Haven for
the benefit of the church, the pastors and
officers of the church to have charge of it,
and by the sale of clothing to the members
of the congregation, as well as to the public
at large, the debt of the church could be
lilted, and a permanent revenue provided
for any future contingency.
The idea of combining the management of
the church with the retail clothing business
is an extremely novel one, but is not wholly
devoid of recommendations. It certainlv
indicates an idea that church organizations
should be utilized for practical purposes.
Assuredly if a church is able to furnish the
public with good and cheap clothing, it will
convince the people at large that it is doing
some good, and may, in that way, pave the
way for the moral reform of those who may
be clothed. But the plan is open to the ob
jection that to carry on the clothing trade
in connection with the church business, ac
cording to the principles of Christianity,
the poorshould haveclothing withoutmoney
and without price. "When the establish
ment is run for the profit there is in it, it
would put the church fh the difficult posi
tion of making a more than usually obvions
attempt to combine the service of God and
In addition to that, the practical objec
tion presents itself that when 'the idea of
putting the clothing business in the hands
of religious denominations is adopted, the
Protestant sects would find themselves
brought into direct competition with a much'
older denomination, which, by hereditary
training in the ins and outs of the retail
clothing business, would be likely to make
that trade a very unsatisfactory one for the
younger and less thoroughly instructed
Possibly the day will come when dry
goods and theological doctrines will be dis
pensed from the same' counter, and religion
and profit will be carried on under the same
roof. At present, it must be said that Mr.
"Wanamaker's idea is far in advance of the
MANIFESTATIONS OF SPIEITS.
It is with surprise, not wholly unmixed
with regret, that we observe an entire fail
ure on the part of the advocates of spiritism
to call attention to the fact of two recent and
notorious cases of the reappearance upon
earth of people who were dead. Either the
cases referred to establish beyond cavil the
fact that those who have departed this life
can reappear upon earth, or else somebody
has been indulging in egregious and un
The first case was that of Dr. Cronin.
After the murdered man was. missed from
Chicago witnesses credible enough to be ac
cented as authority by the great newspapers
testified to having seen him in Canada, and
to having held several conversations with
him with regard to his leaving Chicago and
the probability of his return. Subsequent
evidence demonstrated that Dr. Cronin was
dead at the time of this interview, and of
course it fohows that the witness must have
conversed with his spirit The other case
was that of Hogan, the aeronaut, who went
up in the airship the other day, and is un
doubtedly dead. Since his departure he
has been seen on the same day at Manhat
tan Beach, at Par Bockaway and at Jack
son, Mich. It is obviously impossible, for
him to have appeared in these three places
on the same day, and in addition, evidences
of his loss have been picked up far out at
sea. The explanation is easy, in view ot
the theory just suggested. Hogan's spirit
has appeared at these three places, and thus
demonstrated the superior facilities which
the spirit world has for traveling from one
point to another in a limited space of time.
Either these facts must be conclusive as
evidences of the truth of spiritualism, or we
must conclude that some members of the
reportorial profession have been indulging
in lying of the most wanton- and threadbare
character. The latter supposition being ob
viously impossible, we are forefcd to turn to
the theory of disembodied spirits as the only
The manner in which the Berlin papers
turn up their noses at the idea of American
capitalists loaning the money tor ft Bulgar
ian railroad, indicates the strength of the
German idea that this peculiar loan
plum on which the Berlin bankers fondly
imagined that they had a first mortgage.
A Nashville man has brought a libel
sult'against the Nashville American Tor $35,
000 damages. A statement of the case reveals
the fact that the newspaper had been prepar
ing jokes at the expense of the plaintiff whose
sense of humor was not sufficient to enable
him to see the point of the jokes. The
statement does not make it quite, clear as to
whether it is the most severe upon the news
paper or the citizen. Some men are so ob
tuse that they cannot appreciate good jokes
at their own expense, and some newspaper
jokes are of the kind for which a libel suit
is the only proper retort At present, how
ever, the joke is upon the newspaper.
Me. Thomas C. Plait's declaration
that he did not go to Alaska to see about
that seal contract, lends considerable color
to the report that Mr. Piatt's affection lor
that Territory was created by learning from
the natives that there are no Mugwumps or
civil service reformers there.
The report'that President Carnot visited
the American department oi the Paris Ex
position, and expressed himself as much
pleased with it, indicates that the fortunate
discovery has been made of one person who
is pleased with that exhibit. It may have
been an extraordinary stretch of the. pro
verbial French politeness which evoked
that declaration, or it may have been that
President Carnot was pleased at observing
how much superior the Freneh.dlsplay was
to that which, by the neglect of the United
States, has been suffered to appear at Paris
as representative of our great country.
Allegheny's obvious method of obtain
ing a pure water supply is to go up the river
where it is pure. This may not secure as
good water as could be got from Sandy
Lake or Chautauqua; but it will make a
vast improvement on diluted sewage.
The inventor of anew electric railroad
claims that it can run trains with certainty
and safety at the rate of 200 miles an hour.
That rate of speed would be likely to be
very popular with boodle statesmen and
levanting bank cashiers who are anxious to
cross the Canadian line in the shortest given
space of time. It will also be very useful
to inhabitants oi Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Columbus and other towns, which will thus
be brought within about an honr's distance
Eoswell G. Hore and Colonel Emmett
Clark have declined Consular appointments;
but there are still 5,000 Republican politi
cians who are willing to leave the country
for their own good.
The proposition to remove the inscription
of Supervising Architect Bell's name from
the walls of the new postoffiee, as the name
of the man who did not bnild the building,
will be opposed by Pittsburg. "We can use
it in our own museum of curiosities by plac
ing it beside the tablet on the stairway of
City Hall, which informs us that Colonel
Bouquet built that edifice; while the
blockhonse which Colonel Bouquet did
bnild is left without an inscription. 4
The information that Devoe hit Friday
night's storm will be held by the admirers
of that weather prophet to condone the two
score or more predictions which have gone
awry this year.
Ii the arrest of the two men concerned in
the lynching of James Averill and Steve
Maxwell on Monday night, the "Wyoming
authorities show that they are disposed to
maintain the supremacy of civilized law.
But the demonstration would have been a
little more convincing and effective if ihe
authorities had arrested the outlaws who
were lynched, and thus removed the provo
cation for their lynching.
The Indians of the "Western reservation
seem to be almost as firmly determined not
to sell their lands as the average Pittsburg
real estate owner.
The Postoffiee Department has discov
ered that it has got to pay wages to carriers
for overtime under the eight-hour law, and
consequently revokes its recent increase in
carrier service. This may be regarded as a
convincing argument against the eight-honr
law, but a plain response is that if Congress
wishes the carrier service increased Congress
must appropriate ihe money for it
The discovery of the body of a citizen of
Cincinnati in a sewer, indicated an entirely
uncalled for emulation of Chicago's bad
The intelligence from Hnyti that
Hippolyte was trapped in his recent at
tack on Port-au-Prince, coming upon the
heels of the recent report that Legitime was
dying in the last ditch, indicates that the
Haytian contestants are still engaged in
winning their victories by means of the
PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
Prop. Todd, of Amherst College, is to lead
the Government expedition to Southwestern
Africa to observe the total eclipse of the sun on
Prof. Geoepe E. McElroy has accepted
the Presidency of Adrian College, vice Prof. J.
F. McGullock, who takes a similar position In
the Clark University.
It Is rumored that Channcey M. Depew has
invited Gladstone to visit this country and to
make a trip to Alaska and that there is some
prospect of his acceptance.
The senior European iournalist is Sir Ed
ward Baines, of Leeds. He is over 00 years of
age, and be represented his father's paper at
the Peterloo massacre in 1819. and is probably
the only survivor of that tragedy.
"William C. Elam, of Louisa county, Va.,
has been appointed Chief of the Division of
Railroads in tho General Land Office. It is
said that he has figured as principal in more
than one duel, though he looks more like a
preacher than a fighter.
Nirrmn: Bishop Vincent nor Mr. Miller, who
founded the summer school at Chautauqua, 16
years ago and who are there leading it is a
college man, singular as the fact may seem.
Mr. Miller's daughter is the wife of Thomas A.
Edison, the electrician.
Doirw and Honry Fonda are twins living in
Fonda, N. Y". They are, in all probability, the
oldest twins in the country. They reached the
ago of fourscore last Sunday. Fonda took its
mine lrom an ancestor of these venerable broth
ers. The Fonda twins own adjoining farms.
Richard Heuet Stoddard, the poet is
extremely democratic in his tastes and habits.
A friend recently found him between noon and
1 o'clock j. M. sitting in the elevator eating a
dish of Irish stew with thj elevator man. Stod
dard took the attendant to bis home one day
and Introduced him as "the man with whom I
Right Rev. asiadetjs A. Rkinke, senior
bishop of the Moravian Chnrchln the Amer
ican Province, who was stricken with paralysis
at Herrnhut, in Germany, where he was in at
tendance at the United Synod of all the Mora
vian provinces, is reported as sinking rapidly.
The venerable prelate is lying at the bouse of
Bishop Riuhardt of the Get-mad Province.
Hooalrrs Seeing Snakes.
SsmrouB, Ind., -inly 27. Some men engaged
in thrashing wheat in this, county killed a
"btacksnake that measured 110 inches in length.
This is the largest reptile of the kind overseen
THE TOPIClL TALKEB.
Devoe' Weather Hit Masterful Kate
Selling- Type to Waltz Time A Bad
Break Xelly nil's Book Kitchen Phil,
osophr and Other Trifles.
It was a very heavy storm that swept the Ohio
Valley with a deluge of rain in the small hours
of yesterday morning. Most people were In
bed and asleep or there would have Deen more
talk about it yesterday. In the country the
condition of the roads told the story of one of
the most violent storms even this year of
weather wonders has vouchsafed to us.
A week ago the weather prophet of New
Jersey, Mr. Devoe, wrote as follows:
On the 18th of Jnly violent storms will sweep
the Ohio Valley and come eastward through this
Score one for Devoe. At the same time he
The second tornado will visit "West Virginia on
theism of this month.
West Virginians should keep a sharp lookout
to-day, and if the breeze blows more than a
capful they had better tie themselves down.
But the prophecy will not excuse anybody for
staying away from church.
It Is to be regretted that Mr. A. J. 'Shed
den is not to be connected with tha Bijou The
ater nexteason. He thought when be left
Pittsburg for a holiday excursion on the north
east coast that he would he at his old post at
the theater in September. Mr. Gulick, how
ever, has decided to manage the house single
handed. The public at large will regret Mr.
Sbedden's retirement and no one more than
the newspaper men.
It Is not at all likely that Mr. Shedden will be
long without a place in the theatrical circle
HER LORDSHIP CATHERINE.
"When young Adolphus married Kate
She of the ebon, flashing eye
He found, but when It was too late,
That 'twas no earthly use to try
In any way to master Kate.
"He's bitten off," the neighbors cry,
"Far more than he can masticate. "
"I never stuck type so fast or so easily as I
did in a Detroit newspaper office ones," said a
printer to me yesterday. "The composing
room of the paper I speak of i was next to a ma
chine shop. Only a thin partition divided the
cases from the machinery. It was the noisiest
lot of wheels and cranks and belts I ever came
across. Yon could hardly hear the foreman
swear for the racket, and the galley boy's voice
was almost gone from Ducking up against the
thump of the pistons.
"When I first struck the office I was demor
alized by the noise, hut after a few hours at
the case I found that I was sticking type in
time with the machinery. The old engine
seemed to be swinging alone in the waltz time,
and I found it helped me to keep step with it
Stuck 15,000 a night for two weeks. Then the
boiler of the engine went up through the roof,
and when they bad the machinery going again
it waltzed no longer. Instead it jumped from
polka to gallop, and often lapsed Into a jig. I
couldn't stand that, and quit"
A SAD BREAK.
An apple held she In her hand
The yellow fruit of late Jnly .
She dimpled, tempting-eyed and tanned,
Her meek adorer I.
Bhe broke the apple clean In two
And wth a very sllv'ry langh
Slid: "Ilere't a Juicy hair for you;
I'll take the other half."
But then she took my heart from me
And broke it thievish little elf
"With never e'en a kiss for me,
j ust Kept it ail nerseu.
OUB esteemed cotemporary, Nelly Ely, has
written a novel or a novelette, I am not sure
which, entitled 'The mystery of Central
Part It is sure to be a success, for Kelly's
popularity in New York alcne is really im
mense, and it will be Interesting to ber friends
as her first attempt at fiction in book form.
When I last heard of her. Nelly Bly was liv
ing very close to Central Park,on the west side,
and it is not to be wondered at that she has
chosen the great publio garden of the metropo
lis for the scene of ber mystery. And there
have been some very remarkable mysteries in
Central Park in fact. t
Many a steak is labeled tough '
Because of a blunted knife.
And many a fool calls fortune rough
When he looks at a wasted life.
It's a mistake to suppose that Mr. Russell
Harrison is globe-trotting for pleasure alone.
Nor is he out for personal glory and advertise
ment as onr friends the Democrats would have
Some months ago the Messrs. Arkell decided
that it would be a good thing to get the very
latest ideas abont illustration from the Eu
ropean houses to be used in the improvement
of Frank Leslie's Magazine. Neither of the
younger Arkells could or would go across the
pond, so they fell back upon Mr. Russell Har
rison. The plan of a European tour was briefly
laid before the President's son by telegraph,
and he accepted the mission. He has done
more than was originally intended, probably,
but all be has done, even including the visit to
Queen Victoria, has been in the interest of the
weekly paper of which he is part owner.
Everybody will know what Mr. Russell Har
bison has accomplished when he returns.
A sat or two ago I saw a sample of the new
Co!t's revolver with which the sailors of the
United States navy will be armed as soon as
possible. It is a beautiful weapon with several
new features seemingly most desirable.
An entirely new departure is made in the
cbamber of the weapon. By pulling back a
very easily-moved catch the chamber can be
thrown over to the left and after being emptied
or filled, can be thrown back into place by a
movement of the wrist merely. The whole
operation requires no tugging at refractory
springs, and makes the throwing out of used
cartridges and the loading much easier than I
ever saw In a revolver before. The revolver
has a long rifled barrel and an improved sight,
which with the other novel featnres is pro
tected by patent Hepburn Johns.
MAKING IT L1TELY FOR SUNSET.
Ho Describes in a Jerky Telegram the Real
Large Time Tie la Bavins.
Washington. July 27. The following dis
patch was received here to-day from Represen
TACOHA, WTO. T., Jnly 23.
Have been to Olympla. Becelred by President
Hoyl and the Constitutional Convention. Ad
dressed convention and afterward the people.
Had the kindest reception I ercr had. Governor
Moore and ex-Uovernor bemple were at the meet
lug. Speak here to-morrow (Saturday) and .Mon
day at Seattle. Pngent waters and this people
are wonderful, and vindicate admission to sister
hood. Ueceptlon to-morrow here and Monday at
Seattle: then ro to Portland. Ilia "new atari"
are mounting serenely and so am I. I never had
such a time. B. 8. COX.
Wannmnker Coming to Pittsburg.
A telegram from Washington to one of the
Pittsburg dailies of Thursday is as follows: "It
was stated to-day by an official of the Post
office Department that the papers for the ap
pointment ol James S. McKean as postmaster
of Pittsburg would be made out this week."
It is said that Postmaster General Wanamaker
will visit Pittsburg and look over the ground
before the appointment Is finally decided upon.
Printers Meed Not e Examined.
Washington, July 27. President Harrison
has approved the changes in the civil service
regulations applied to the railroad mail service
recommended by the Civil Service Commis
sioners. These changes permit tho appoint
ment without examination, of printers em
ployes as such and of substitutes to take the
place of regular appointees where not em
ployed more than 30 days.
The Bnld-Hrrided Man's Opportunity,
From the Chicago Herald. 1
A man in New York has offered a prize of
1200 for the best essay on the mosquito. This,
Is a good chance for a bald-beaded man with a
literary turn. No one has better opportunities
to acquire an Intimate knowledge of this vora
cious and bloodthirsty intact than the man
witb a hairless head. -
St. Paul May, Have a. Hearing.
From the Philadelphia Herald.!
Minneapolis figures out for itself a popula
tion greater by 10,000 tan that, of its rival ana
neighbor: and bow that it is settled, let us hope
that the "Epistle to the Romans" will no longer
tapooea in xainaeapoiis
ANOTHER NEW COMET.
Prof. Brashear Says It Will Soon .be in
Sight, nnd Locates It.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
I have received from Harvard Observatory a
telegraphic message statins that a bright
comet was discovered by Davidson, of Queens
land, on the 21st of July, and that it is coming
northward at the rate of three degrees per day.
As it was discovered 32 degrees south of the
equator it should soon ba visible in 'the north
ern hemisphere. Indeed, if there is to error In
the telegram it shonld now be within our
reach. Unfortunately, I cannot say how much
value we may put to the word bright as the
telegram does not qualify it but presuming it
means bright enough to be'seen by the naked
eye, I send yon a diagram of the position it
may be seen according to data obtained from
Looking southwest in the early even
ing the well-known star Spica Vir
giuis may be seen as a "lone star" of the sec
ond magnitude. A little farther south and
west four stars of lesser magnitude, forming a
irapeziarn, may no seen pretty Close to Lne
horizon. A little east of this group the comet
should put in an appearance, bnt as it is rapid
ly moving northward we should cet better and
better views of it. If, however, it is what is
called a bright telescopic comet it will not be
a conspicuous object and maybe lost to the
This 13 the fnird comet that has been dis
covered within a month; the first by Swift, of
Rochester, the second by Brooks, of Geneva,
and this one by Davidson, of Queensland. This
observer I do not know. It is certainly a good
way to become known I. e., to have your name
tacked on to a comet's tail.
J. A. BRAS HEAR.
Allegheny, July 27, ISSv.
A CENTURY'S PROGRESS.
How Pig Iron nnd Steel Have Increased
and Become Cheap in 100 Years.
From London Iron.
Only a century ago charcoal iron was pro
duced to the extent of about 30.000 tons yearly;
20 years later the product was bnt 53,000 tons.
Even Great Britain in 1783 produced only 68.800
tons not so much as some fnrnaces in the
United States now turn out yearly. The manu
facture of steel was just beginning in the
States: 20 years later only 917 tons were pro
duced in the country. The coarsest pig Iron
then cost about as much as steel rails do now.
Last year the American production of pig iron
was .19U,739 tons, and the highest price of best
foundry pig was 21 a ton. The outnnt of steel
rails was. In round numbers, 1,350,500 tons, and
the best price $31 60. A single American rail
way now buys more iron than both Great
Britain and the United States made a
century ago. There were neither railways
then, iron bridges nor buildings; no pe
troleum pipes, for. there was no petroleum; no
fis pipes, for there was no gas lighting even in
urone until later. Washington lived in an
age of darkness; Instead of the electric light
the people had candles costing about 2 cents
apiece. In all the departments and applica
tions of chemistry the century has simply
created a new world. American pressed glass,
which has completely revolutionized the sup
ply of table and house ware, is an Invention of
the last 60 years. Farming in Washington's
day knew nothing of machinery; even the first
iron plow patented In 17S7, was a failure, for
New Jerusalem farmers thought it poisoned
the soil. Mowers, reapers and harvesters began
to be Invented about the same time, and even
the ordinary implements were such as it would
not now be thought possible to use. The
steamboat was p actlcally unknown, and the
railway entirely until 40 years later; the cost of
transportation by wagon confined the area of
possible production with front as to most
crops, to the margin of navigable waters. In
fact a new world has been created in this cen
tury. TREES ON A COURT HOUSE.
Seven of Them Growing From aTower 133
Feet From the Ground.
Greinsbttbo, Ind.. July 27. Greensburg
has long been noted for tie singular phenom
enon of the trees growing on the Court House
tower. The first tree made its appearance in
1864 a tiny green shoot on top ot the tower
and was the cause of much wonder and inter
est Its development was eagerly watched,and
as its steady growth continued became known
as the Lone Tree. As years passed the tree
grew and assumed greater and more graceful
proportions, and flourished in spite of its lofty
position, exposed to the wind and storm. Other
trees have since made their appearance on dif
ferent sides of the tower, until there are now
seven which, with their bright green foliage
showing in pretty contrast against the dull,
white stone, makes a charming picture, out
lined against the blue sky.
During the repairs on the Court House now
in progress, a scailolding was built around the
tower and the removal of the trees discussed.
An examination was made, and the largest tree
reported to be 6 inches in circumference and
5 feet 10 inches nigh. No damage was being
done by them.and it was decided to allow them
to remain, as the crevice in the stone roofing
made by the roots of the trees show an opening
of only i inches. The tower is 133 feet
high, of solid masonry, and bow the trees find
nourishment to sustain them is a matter of
Mr. Dana Reminded of a Story.
From the New York Sun.l
The Boston Herald solemnly consoles its
shaking soul with the consideration that If cer
tain things occur the baseball championship
will go to Boston. This reminds one of the
whimsical proposition of Josephus Miller: "If
your aunt had been a man, she'd been your
How to Gain Fopolar Applause
From the Alta, California.
Sullivan says be will never appear in the
prize ring again. If he will repeat the promise,
omitting "in the prize ring," he will receive ap
plause that will hit harder than his rib roast
ers on Kilrain.
Not Afrnid of a Trust.
From the New York World. 3
Samuel Trust, of Ripley county. Ind., Is seven
feet high and just married. His wife is not
one of the persons who are afraid of a big
An Original Ohio Idea.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
An Ohio iudge has decided that ice cream is
not intoxicating. This is 1 queer view to take.
K0TELT1ES IN JEWELRY.
Two sprays of violets mounted on gold are
pendants to a glove bnttoner recently brought
A haVdsome pendant for a queen chain is a
small fan with alternate leaves of gold and
Two small cat's-eyes set in the place of eyes
in a miniature owl produce a rather startling
effect as a brooch.
A diamond chicken roosting on one leg in
the center of a crescent of rubies and emeralds
is a fashionable oddity.
A shall thermometer mounted on an oxi
dized silver model of the Eiffel tower is becom
ing a fashionable ornament
A silver paper knife, with a handle repre
senting the leg and talons of an eagle, Is an
attractive and artistic novelty.
A THREAD of small diamonds inserted across
the center of an ivy leaf of green enamel is a
dainty piece of workmanship.
Amono scarf pin novelties a variegated gold
acorn resting on a background formed by two
leaves Is one of the most recent
rudder and tiller of gold, crossed in the
center of a rope of the same metal, is an ap
propriate pendant for the present season.
Huckleberries'" of black enamel on a
branab of gold leaves, intermingled witb dia
mond! form an exceedingly tasteful brooch..
A rduR-LEA clover, having diamonds and
rubles alternately in the center of each petal,
is a lacevpln that deserves commendation.
.tubs counterpart of the Washlng-
ndlal medal, framed In a coll of gold
um links, is worn as a fop pendant
w of a red bird la enamel, the talons
of wblcb (form ttssettog for a pearl, is a
bandtosiei piece o .Jewelry) as yet but little'
A STEANGE FAITH.
Carious Lore Regarding Serpent Worship
Probability That the Mouud.Bullders
Held This Ancient Belief A Wonderful
Earthwork of Unknown Antiquity In
Decidedly one of the most remarkable works
of art of the prehistoric inhabitants of this
country exists in this county, about sixty miles
in a northeasterly direction from Cincinnati,
says a Hillsboro (O.) correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Enquirer. The work is known as the
Serpent Mound, and Is- regarded by scientific
men as indicating that at some remote period
the Mound-builders were serpent worshipers,
a form of worship that in the early stages of
religious slevelopment appears everywhere.
The mound is located on the farm of Mr.
.Lovett about 18 miles from this city.
A drive through a beautiful valley bordered
by high hills, surmounted by excellent timber,
brought the correspondent to the object of bis
search. The mound alone, with a 140-acre tract
surrounding it, has recently been purchased
with money subscribed by the ladles of Boston,
and presented to the Trustees of thePeabody
Musuem of American Archaeology and
Ethnology, of which Prof. F. W. Putnam, of
Harvard College, is a director. Tho under
growth and timber have been entirely removed
from the mound, and a wire lattice fence in
closes the giant earth monster its entire
length, while a cement walk tmables the
visitor to make a complete circuit of this work
Of perhaps pre-Adamite ape. Prof. Putnam, his
wife and several ladies from the East, are
spending the summer here, engaged in fishing,
photographing and fossil collecting.
A Remaiknblo Earthwork.
The mouna takes its name from its shape.
It is not a rough piece of work, but bears evi
dence of distinct design and forethought The
convolntions and sinuosities of the giant earth
serpent are laid out witb accuracy and care.
It is a work of art and is an earthem embank
ment of serpent shape in symmetrical convolu
tions and coils, the head extremity of which di
vides in the form of open jaws to inclose an
egg-sbapedmound symbolical of an egg, which
is w by 120 feet in width and length. This egg
shaped mound is hollow In the center or ex
cavated, and incloses a stone mound. The ser
pent mound itself measures along the dorsal
column or curve from the bead to tbe tips of
the tall 1,366 feet or more than a quarter of a
mile, and in a straight line, leaving out the
convolntions, 496 feet. The embankment at tbe
thickest part of tbe body of tbe serpent is 80
feet in width and 16 feet high, forming a hem
ispherical section. In height the embankment
rises irom 4 to 10 feet gradually tapering to a
sharp, small point at the tail.
Oi Unknown Antiquity.
A section across one or two points of the em
bankment clearly shows its interior construc
tion. It was laid with a rock foundation ot
sand rock and ashes; the mound is built of clay,
brought from a distance. On top of this lies
from three to four inches of rich, black soil of
the neighboring country, being the product of
decaying vegetable matter since the mound
was built The situation of the mound Is com
manding and picturesque. It lies on a level
plateau at the top of a cliff of solid rock ele
vated 100 feet high, and which borders on
Brush creek, a small stream flowing at its base
on the south. On the other side tha
country Is gradually rising, to a height
from 600 to 800 feet Near the tail, of
tbe serpent monnd Is a smaller one, supposed
to have been symbolical of serpent eggs. Near
one of the convolutions is tbe stump of a chest
nut tree that is four feet in diameter, and, ac
cording to forestry experts, cannot be less than
UX years old. Long before this tree grew thete
the mound was erected and formed part of a
system of worship. Yet even this ancient
chestnut stntnD would carrv the mound back to
the days before Christopher Columbus discov
No Other Like It.
This serpent mound has its counterpart no
where else iu Ameatca, There are two similar
mounds in Asia and one has been discovered in
Scotland. The mound Is to be reached by tbe
a, W. fc B. road to Hillsboro and a drive of 18
miles, or by the Ohio and Northwestern Rail
read to Peebles' station, and a drive of nine
miles. Last week Dr. F. W. Langdon, Charles
F. Lowe, of Madisonville, Prof. Dyer, Superin
tendent of Schools, and Rev. Dr. Cox, rector of
Holy Trinity P. E. Church at Madisonville,
and Mr. Ed Lowe, all nnder the chaperonage
of C. W. Lowe, an enthnslastic student of
American archaeology and history, visited
the mound. They went by the way of Fort
Hill, In Highland county, which is three
miles in circumference and comprises about 40
or 60 miles. The evidences of serpent worship
having been at one time prevalent over a large,
if not tbe entire, -portion of the Inhabitable
globe have long been considered by scientists
as arguing a common religious form of belief,
if not a common origin. The serpent was tbe
?od of knowledge and taught men all the use
nl arts. In Eden it was a tempter more
dreaded on account of its persuasive eloquence.
Blnuous and graceful, wise and tender as the
symbol of jEsculaplus, it healed and blessed
men, and by Its legitimate progeny, the dragon,
it cured and annihilated them.
Facta Abont Serpent Worship.
As an emblem of eternity it encircles the
Brahmin idea of the universe. At tbe root of
Tggarasll, tbe world upheaving orb, in the
Nqrse legends, it lies tbe enemy ot the gods
whom he shall survive. Even Pwan-Kee, the
Chinese Adam, was assisted by a dragon in his
mighty work of chiseling a world out of the
chaos in which be was born. The Persians
were great serpent worshipers. The first prin
ciples were Ormazd Abernlan, the good and
evlLdelty whose contention for tbe universe
was represented bv two serrtents nontAnrilntrfoi-
V the mundane egg. They are standing upon
tneir tans, ana eaca oi mem nas rasteneu UDon
the object tn dispute witb his teeth. The great
Chinese dragon so conspicuous in every public
and private edifice was the symbolical serpent
of ancient mythology. The Chinese god Fob!
baa the form of a man which terminates in a
tail of a snake, which is not only a proof nf the
earlv exigence of serpent wor-htp in China,
but also shows that tbe dragon and the snaks
of Chinese mythology were cognate.
Cartons Ancient Beliefs.
Tbe Egyptians used tbe serpent in their re
ligion as an emblem of divinity, a charm, an
oracle and a god. Harpocrates, an ancient
god, was symbolized by a serpent Cueph, who
was tbe architect of tbe universe, was repre
sented as a serpent with an egg in his mouth.
The egg denoted mundane elements as proceed
ing from him. There are traces of serpent
worship among the Greeks. Minerva is some
times represented with a drogan, and holdlnga
staff, around which a serpent colls. In the
Acropolis at Athens a lire serpent was kept
who was considered the guardian of tbe place.
The Incarnation of deity in a sernent was not
an uncommon event in Grecian mythology.
Olympias, Nicoletea and Aristndamia, the
mothers of Alexander, Aristomenes and
Aaratns by some god wbo had changed himself
Into tbe form of a serpent Jupiter himself
changed himself into a dragon to reduce
Asiatic and American Superstitions.
Every feature in tbe religion of the new
world discovered by Cortez and Pizarro indi
cate an origin common to the superstitions of
Egypt and Asia. The same solar worship, the
same pyramidal monuments, the same serpent
worship. Tbe Temple of Vitzillpntzll was
built of great stones in the fashion of snakes
tied together, and the circuit was called the
circuit of snakes. The Mexicans kept live ser
pents as household gods in their private d ell
ings. The Peruvians worshiped the goddess
Isis and represented her with two serpents at
Prof. Putnam contemplates the erection of
an observatory near , the monnd. from the top
of which tbe once earthen monster, a relic of
by-gone ages of peoples that we know not of
of a religion and rites that have long since
been buried in the debris of tbe past can be
seen in all its convolntions and sinuosities.
Too Pmnll for Two Whistlers.
From the Byracuse Herald.!
Artist Whistler is coming to America. Now
that Mrs. Shaw is acknowledged to be the'
greatest whistler in London, he thinks it Is
time for htm to leave. '
A Good Definition.
From the Troy Tlmes.l
Flattery merely consists of having one's se
cret opinion of one's self expressed in the lan
guage of others.
Whom first we love, you know, we seldom wed.
Time rules us all. And lire. Indeed, is not
The thing we planned It out ere hope was dead,
And then we women cannot choose our lot
My Irttle boy begins to babble now
Upon my knee bis earliest lnrant prayer;
He bat hit father's eager eyet 1 know.
And they say, too, bis mother's tunny hair.
But when he sleeps and smiles upon my knee.
And I can feel his light breath come and go,
I think' of one Heaven help and pity me
Wbo loved me, and whom X loved long ago,
But blame nf women not If some appear
Too cold at times and some, too gay and light
Borne griefs gnaw deep; some woe are hard to
Wbo knows she-past -laad who can, Judge ns
Had a Hard Time ot Ir,
tNXW TORS BUREAU SriCIALS. 3
Nktt York; July 27. Ignatius Jorden, an ap
parently green Irishman from New Jersey, saw
the sights of the city last night At about mid
night bo brought up tn the Bowery, where
George Balfe, ex-convict and confidence man.
Induced him to sit into a game of poker in a
low lodging bonse. In an hour Jorden had all
tbe money of Balfe and his pal. and tried to
bid tbe swindled swindlers good-bye. Tbey de
tained him by force, kicked him, puncbed bis
bead, and eventually compelled blm, at the
muzzle of a revolver, to give np bis winnings.
As soon as he could break away he got a po
liceman to arrest them. This morning tbey
were held for assanlt and robbery Jorden is
said to be a nephew of the Archbishop of Mayo,
Forming; a Florida Orange Trasr.
Frnlt merchants interested in the Florida
orange trade aro to meet in this city on next
Thursday, to form an organization ostensibly
to secure lower rates on freight quick trans
portation and a concentration of shipments.
The real object is the formation of a trust to
control the Florida crop. It Is proposed to se
cure a capitalization of 51.000,000, by admitting
100 leading firms into the pool, at $10,000 eJbh,
and with this amount to build packing bouses
in Florida and make arrangements for shipping
the crop. Tbe business will be so conducted as
to pay 6 per cent on the capital invested, and
an additional 5 per cent of the gross sales, to
reimburse Investors for their risk.
A Sure Care for Insomnia.
Miss Annie Bolacker, tbe handsome daughter
of a wealthy Cuban family here accidentally
poisoned herself with an overdose of laudanum
last night Since the departure of her family
to Europe last spring Miss Bolacker. had led
the life of a recluse. She remained in her
room day after day reading novels. Lack of
exercise caused insomnia. To Induce sleep she
began taking laudanum. After an unusually
large dose last nlgbt she began to lose con
sciousness. She realized her condition, sum
moned a servant and told him to run for a
doctor. 8be was removed to a hospital and
treated for several hours. She died at 6 o'clock
this morning, without having regained con
sciousness. Pretty and Plucky.
Miss Annie Lamb. 19 years old. Is considered
the pluckiest pretty girl In Brooklyn just now.
Fot two years she has been in love with a
young lawyer who is anxious to marry her and
is able to support ber. Mrs Lamb, a woman of
considerable means, thought her daughter too
young to marry, and dismissed the young man
a year ago. Last week be returned. He was
again sent away, against Miss Lamb's protests.
The young woman at once left her mother's
house and applied for work at an employment
agency. She is now dusting and sweeping and
making beds in tbe bouse of a private family
in Fifth avenue, Brooklyn. The day she be
comes 21 she says she will quit being chamber
maid and will marry the man of ber choice. In
the meantime she wishes to earn her own
living and keep clear of her mother.
More Celebrities Amonst,the Flitters.
General Prophete, the fugitive Benedict
Arnold of Legitlme's army, sailed for Havre
to-day on the French steamship La Normandie.
He will pass most of his time abroad In Paris
and Madrid. Congressman Benjamin Butter
worth and General W. F. Melbourne left for
Liverpool on tbe Anrania.
CHICAGO FAKMERS FINED,
Drawbacks of the Dairy Business- la the
CHICAGO, July 27. Morris Ryan, Daniel
Beckbam, Edward Billsteln and Daniel Ryan
were until a month ago wealthy dairy farmers,
whose fat cows pastured on the extensive
prairie lands or Jefferson. Tbey are still dairy
farmers, but their pastures and their cows have
been annexed to the city of Chicago, and ba ve
come under tbe provisions of its municipal
code, one section ot which provides that no one
shall keep a herd of more than three cows
within the city limits.
The farmers failed to appreciate tbe majesty
of tbe municipal code, and each continued to
Jiasture his 40 or 60 cows on Chicago building
ots. City Prosecutor May got after them for
violations of the ordinance, and they were
fined this morning by a magistrate.
James Horner Bays Expensive Plants.
James Horner, the big manufacturer of
butchers' supplies, of Pittsburg, was at tbe
Girard yesterday. Mr. Horner is a man witb a
hobby. For many years he has devoted much
of his spare time to gathering rare specimens
ot cacti. He has traveled all over this country
and a part of Mexico, and on every trip he has
made he has never failed to find at least one
cactus. He Is said to have one of the finest
collections of cacti in tbe country. He has
plants in bis posession now purchased in this
city valued at fSOO.
Family Bitten by n Rat.
Coltjhbus, Ins., Jnly 27. Two or three
nights ago a child of Nathan Mclntern was bit
ten by a rat three times on the face. Iu
screams awakened the parents, who saw the
rat run away. Soon tbe face began to swell,
and tbe child went into spasms, and Is now in a
A War Which Hnrts No One.
From the Philadelphia Inqnlrer.t
A dreadful battle is raging among the
Anarchists, and the advantages of their policy
of fighting only with their mouths are' now
From the Toledo Blade.l
If Queen Victoria only had about ten more
children and grandchildren of marriageable
age, England would have to ask for a receiver
Certainly It Would.
From the St. Louis Post-Dlspatcb.t
Amotion to make the adjournment of tbe
Parnell Commission sine die will do carried
unanimously by tbe civilized world.
MATT Kramer, of Putnam county. W. Va.,
who is supposed by men wbo know him to be
the strongest man in the civilized world, Is at
tracting the attention ot sporting circles far
and near. One of bis recent feats. In which al
most superhuman strength is called into ac
tion, was witnessed only a few days ago by a
number of tbe best citizens. Ha raised, appa
rently with tbe greatest ease, a huge pedestal
weighing 1,300 pounds, and held It aloft above
his head for several seconds. Mr. Kramer is
over six feet in height and tips the beam at
John Held, of Canton, celebrated the ninety-eighth
anniversary of bis birth the other day.
He was born in France and has lived in Canton
THURSDAY ibeing the 25th of Jnly was turnip-planting
day throughout a large portion of
this vicinity. There is a curious and amusing
superstition tegardlng this day which is more
firmly believed in along Mclntyre creek than
In any other locality, and that is that turnip
seed to thrive well must be sown on Jnly 25.
But this is not alt They must be sown before
daylight by the head of the family, walking
backward through the field, clad in nothing but
his shirt and he mnst not peak to anyone be
fore daylight comes. This may seem very fool
ish, but we will venture to say that four-filths
of the turnips In Jefferson county were sown
yesterday.and that at least 20 farmers observed
the walklng-backward-ihirt-tail arrangement
These relics of tbe days of witchcraft are be
lieved In by a surprising number of people,
The old barlow knife or "toad-sticker" once
owned by President Buchanan, and found four
years ago at Wneatland, is at Snyder's Hotel.
At Emaus,Pa., several days since Mr.Genrge
Schmoyer and Miss Mary Marks, in discussing
the Sullivan-Kilraln fight disagreed so warmly
that tbey began to illustrate tbe respective
rounds. Finally Miss Mary, becoming excited,
sent George sulnning through a glass door,
which was completely shattered.
Batmond, a 4-year-old son of El wood GHger,
of Elysburg, Pa., while visiting a Mr. Johnson,
on the border line of Columbia county, went
out to look at the beehives. Just then one of
the hives swarmed and located on the child's
head. His shrieks brought, help or he would
have been' killed. , One, hundred stings were
Dnbuqne has a woman street car
tA young man of 21 was struck in" tha
temple by a cricket ball In Essex, Epglahd, and
At Seymour, Ind., the other day four
sisters met who had not seen each othsr for 23 "
Slay "Waldron, an actress, thought shs
was getting too fat. She fasted 21 days and re
duced her weignt SO pounds.
Melbourne, Australia, is to have a pub
lic clock, which will roll off a popular air every
hour excepting during Sunday, when only
sacred music will be played.
The heat in Russia and other parts of
Northern Europe has been intense of late.
The Central Observatory at St Petersburg has
not recorded such a high temperature at the
same- time of the 7ear since 1774.
Henry Stickney had an experience at
Tawas City, Mich-, recently that doesn't fall to
one man In a million. He was 21 years old at
12:30 p. W.. and at 1:30, as he was passing tbe
Court House, an officer took him Inside and
made a Juryman of blm.
Mrs. Catherine Carl in, of Brooklyn, fell
asleep on the lounge. She had been using-soma
bug powder and had some of it In ber band.
V She awoke with a choking sensation and found
mat sue naaswauoeu some of the poison, as
she became very sick she was removed to the
"William H. Able is a farmer near Col
lins station. Pa., and for some time one of tha
water pipes on the place was clogged. He did
not feel like cutting the pipe, so he caught an
eel, pat It in the pipe, and next morning was
gratified to find tbe eel in the trough at the end
of the pipe and the water running freely.
Herman Peterson and his wife, the
former 68 and the latter 67 years of age. arrived
in Philadelphia the other day. having walked
from Pittsburg. Tbey lived in Nebraska, and
managed to get transportation as far as Pitts
burg. Tbey are on their way to New York and
want to get to Germany, where tbey have two
A 16-year-old boy, named "Walter A.
Stanley, wbo belongs to East Lexington, Mass.,
has constructed a miniature locomotiue, com
plete in everv detail, which is run by steam
over a small track about 12 feet long. Tha
dimensions of tho locomotive are length, 33
Inches; height 7 inches; drivers, 8 inches;
cylinders, Vt inches; weight 16 pounds. It is
said tbe boy constructed tbe engine without
A phenomenon which is astonishing the
peop!e of Sussex county, N. J., is the finding
of new ice daily on the land of Peter Feather.
Last Sunday Mr. Feather gathered sufficient
ice from the place the month of an unex
plored cavern to freeze two cans of Ice cream.
A small stream runs out of the cave and forms
a pool at the opening, and It is here that the
ice farms. A cold draught of air Issues con
tinually from the cavern and congeals the
Messrs. H. J. Phillips and J. N. Lewis
were fishing in Greenwood Lake, N. Y.. on
W ednesday last when their guide, Nat Davy,
caught the largest Oswego (or big mouth) bass
that has been captured in fonr years. It was
placed in a car at the Wlndemere Hotel, and
wa seen by people all over tbe lake. The bass
wrlitbed pounds. Is 21) Inches in length
and 16 Inches in girth. It was caught by skit
tering, within three feet of shore. After a hard
tussle the flh was landed.
The richest woman in America is a res
ident of South America. She is not only tha
richest woman in the Americas, but she is tha
richest woman in the world. She has one of
the largest fortunes held by either sex. This
woman is Dona Isadora Consino, of Chill. Sho
Is the biggest real estate owner in Santiago and
Valparaiso. South American fortunes are
hard to estimate, hat many people have put
hers above $200,000,000. Money multiplies fast
in ber hand, for her eye is everywhere.
John Jones, a wealthy but eccentric
character living near Keunett, Chester county.
Pa., died a few days ago. He was highly edu
cated, and a good talker, but although rich, be
dressed In the most careless fashion, and his
farm buildings looked like those of a poor
renter rather than Ihe abode of a wealthy land
holder. He drove about tiro neighborhood in
an old ram-shackle wagon, his bead adorned
with a red wig, around which was a two-Inch
fringe of snow-white hair, making a complete
halo around his head.
George "W. Taylor, of Cincinnati,
learned recently for the first time that he has
been dead ever since 1864. He was a member
of Company D, One Hundred and Eighty
third Oh!o"Volnnteer Infantry. A letter was
received from bim at the Adjutant General's
office asking for a certificate of his service in
tbe armv. On looking np bis record It was dis
covered that be had been carried as "dead" on
the records of the War Department at Wash
ington. According to this he died of his
wounds at Franklin, Tenn., in 1864. It will be
Graham Forrester, of Hhena Vista, Ga..
has a waistcoat that was worn by the grand
father of Mrs. R. V. Forrester before the Revo,
lutionary War, which would make the garment
now about 125 years old. It was made from
cotton goods, the cotton of which was picked
from tbe seed by band, carded, spun, woven
and made up at home by the good old-fashioned
housewife, who was a helpmeet as well as a
help eat. Tbe cut of this old piece ot wearing
apparel bears the mark of antiquity in fashion .
as well as texture. It Is cnt low fn front to show
the old-fashioned ruffled shirt with Immense
armbules that nearly run out at the bottom, and
its size leaves the Impression that it was worn
over the bay window of a very stout old man.
Secretary Busk receives some queer re
quests, but bis latest has set him thinking. A
Wyoming tanner writes that he is thankful for
tbe packages of seeds which were forwarded to
blm. and then quaintly adds that It Is pretty
hard work to build up a new country without
wives. He says the prevailing sentiment of
the territory Is in favor of women who would
like to marry honest settlers, and concludes
witb tho remark that not only are good homes
awaiting tbe lonesome spinsters,of the East,
but if tbey come they can enjoy equal political
privileges with tbe men. Secretary Rusk says
he does not propose to turn tbe Agricultural
Department into a matrimonial agency, bnt
that he wonld ilka to help ont this waiting
wooer if he only could.
FIVE MINUTES OF FUN.
Physician "What's your business?
Patient I sing in the "Mikado."
Physician Ah! you need a change of air.
some other ofen.aarper't nasar.
"Who, Indeed 1 Giles Family resem
blance is not a good guide to follow.
Merrltt-No, of eo. rse not. Who ever saw a
servant girl look anything like her cousin? ior
Drug clerks ought to have good salaries.
The man who buits his conscience LOGO times a
day by saying! "We do not keep it: but we have
a preparation put up by ourselves that la better, "
should bo well paid. Ana Orleans ficayune.
"I want whisky and I want it bad," ex
claimed the Knight of the Bed Nose, excitedly.
"Well, you can hare it Just as bad as you can
stand It" replied the barkeeper, passing him the
worst In the bouse. Binghampton Republican.
Deeply Stirred. Deacon Drybones (en
thusiastically) Does nottbls congregational sing
ing stir you up?
Prot Kote (a musician)-Stir me up? indeed it
does. Makes me twear. Kew York Weekly.
Hubby What kind of stuff do you call
Wife Why, my dear, that is angel cake.
Hubby UmphI I suppose It mutt be. I knew
It was never meant for a mortal. Ntv fork Even
A Gloomy Outlook. Old Friend Got a.
star for next season?"
Theatrical Manager (gloomily) So; all the ba
bies are engaged, and the woman who killed that
Chicago broker won't go on the ttage. Ntw lork
An English author has published a book
called, "1 Mark the King." That may do In En
gland, but If be were'eaught marking the king or
ace, or any other card, la California he would
need a physician, and perhaps an undertaker.
San Iranetseo Alta.
Preacher (reprovingly) My boy, my boy,
don't steal that good farmer's apples. It's abso
lutely wicked Youngster (up the tree) Jutt a
minute. mister, till 1 get them 'ere three big ones
up top. Then I'll come down and yon ean anlth
lecturln' while 1 eat 'tm. Philadelphia Inquirer.
THE LOVER'S OOKFKSSIOrr.
Could I recall one-half the lies
I tilt each time 1 woo,
I rear you'd start la mild surprise
To and them not a few:
But bad 1 always told the truth
I'd never have had you.
A'eu lork Evening San.
George All Eight AuxiousSIother My
dear, I'm afraid George Is getting Into bad
company. He Is out very lata nearly every
Observing Father-Oh, he's air right. He goes
to tee tome-girl or other. Shouldn't wonder if
he'd announce an engagement soon.
"He hasn't said a word about any young lady."
- "Mo; bat -hs's keeolng coaeanv with one all
the same. HI right wrist it full of pia scratches. JJ