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Vol.44, A'o. 181 Entered it Pittsburg l'ostofflce,
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A lawyer in Minneapolis, who has com
mitted forgeries to the tune of $300,000, fur
nishes his mite to the news of the day. At
the same time the President of a New York
street railway company balances the Eastern
side of the news by setting caught in the
issue of some $70,000 worth of fraudulent
stock certificates. It is hardly necessary to
state that both men had been speculating.
Of course, it is not fair to put all the re
sponsibility on speculation. The attempt to
get other people's money without giving a
fair consideration for it, which forms the
gist of speculation, is not so deliberately or
flagrantly dishonest as the endeavor to re
cover the lost funds by capital obtained
through forgery. Most men who speculate
have enough honesty to draw the line at
forgery or stealing. Yet it is the fact that
nine-tenths of these crimes against property
are produced by speculation; and the preva
lent opinion in speculative circles, that it is
not so important for a man to get money
honestly, as it is for him to get it anyway,
has produced a lowering of business morals
that explains the frequency of such of
fenses. "When it is made a canon of social ethics
that wealth obtained without giving an
honest return for every dollar of it, is a dis
grace and blot, the era of defalcations and
forgeries will be ended.
. The article which is copied elsewhere
from the Rational Labor Tribune shows the
light in which the coke strike appears to a
constant and intelligent organ of labor. It
points out very clearly that the coke work
ers cannot afford to deny their obligation to
respect a cardinal feature of labor organ
ization, namely, a scale signed by the repre
sentatives of the men for a fixed period.
While the strike, as between the men and
the firms which did not concede the Prick
scale, is an open issue, the Labor Tribune
points out very clearly that the duty of the
employes of the Prick works is to return to
work and carry out their agreement.
This is all the plainer because, under that
agreement, if an advance is secured from
other firms, the employes of the Prick com
pany are entitled to an equal advance. The
strike then, so far as that company is con
cerned, takes' the attitude not only of a
needless movement, but one that is actually
injurious to labor. Labor organization
cannot afford to violate its agreement and
impose penalties upon employers who have
led in conceding advanced wages to its
men. That not only takes away the in
ducement to other firms to follow its ex
ample. It actually offers a premium to the
course of refusing any advance and starving
the men into the acceptance ot low wages.
So far as this aspect of the present strike
is concerned, it takes the rank of that
ignorant agitation which holds up a wild
and senseless strike without regard to in
telligent and honorable policy, as a panacea
to all labor troubles. It is to be hoped that
saner counsels will soon prevail among the
coke workers.
One of the singular ideas created in finan
cial circles by the rule of the combination
period, is exemplified by an assertion in the
financial column of an Eastern cotemporary
that it had been decided "that there is no
law of the United States, in the courts or
Inter-State Commerce Commission, to compel
one railroad to enter into a convention as to
rates with a competing line. Inferentially
the same reason would apply to dividing
traffic" The fact being that such agree
ments have been declared, time and again,
by the courts to be contrary to public policy
and beyond the powers of any corporation,
the intimation that it required a decision to
assert the power of a corporation to conduct
its own business is somewhat remarkable.
As it seems to be regarded as necessary to
have it decided that a railroad cannot be
compelled to give away its own business,
the next thing will be the necessity of a
formal declaration by the courts that the
officers of a railroad need not commit the
egregious breach of trust comprised in
civing away the earnings of a railroad to its
In referring to the Michigan anti-trust
law, providing that all contracts or agree
ments intended to restrict production of any
sort or to control the price of any commo
dity shall be regarded asa criminal conspir
acy, and be punished by imprisonment,
an exchange says: "Other States will watch
the operation of this drastic remedy with
a great deal of interest."
The interest with which the operation of
the law is watched should depend very
much on whether any sincere attempt is
made to enforce it or not. If a man buys a
large dose of salts and puts it on a shelf
-without taking it, it would be rather silly to
talk of watching "the operation of that dras
tic remedy." A law against murder will
do no good unless a decent attempt is made
to'inflict its penalty on people who commit
The prospect is that this principle is at
stake in Michigan. One of the most prom
inent citizens of that State has within the
past few months advertised himselt as at
the head of a combination to restrict produc
tion and control the price oi a staple com
modity; and yet nothing is heard ot for his
punishment. This does not imply any
fault in the law. The fault is in the public
and in the fact that all public agencies sup
posed to be (or enforcement of the law, are
so respectful to wealth and influence that a
man with millions behind him can defy and
ignore laws for the public protection with
impunity. No law is of any avail when it
Is demonstrated that wealth and influence
need not fear that it will punish them.
If the people of Michigan land the Salt
Trust conspirators in the penitentiary there
will be no dcubt about the operation of the
remedy. It will put a very short stop to all
trust operations in the State of.Michigan.
If not, it will only afford a new evidence of
the existence of a plutocratic class which is
able to override the laws.
Partly because this is an "off year" in
politics, and partly for the reason that there
was absolutely no shadow of contest against
the supremacy of Senator Quay in the coun
sels ol the party, the Bepublican convention
for Pennsylvania yesterday was relatively a
tame affair. The delegates were practically
of one mind as to the candidate for State
Treasurer and the composition of the State
Committee. If there was any variance of
opinion it was .not expressed. Harmony
has often been boasted of as a characteristic
of political conventions; but for the real
article the convention of yesterday has not
in late years had an equal.
The platform is noteworthy for its tre
mendous length and prolaxity. If any pub
lic subject escapes mention we fail to dis
cover the omission, unless it is the im
portant one of railroad discriminations.
That was wont in the past to furnish a strong
plank. But as the explicit promises of
legislation for equalized rates was never
carried out, nobody, unless it might be
Andrew Carnegie, who was optimistic as to
the purposes of the party in that matter, can
now feel much disappointment at seeing
the subject unceremoniously and alto
gether dropped. It is better than mockery.
There is an entire indorsement of Presi
dent Harrison, quite in the "hip, hip,
hurrah!" style; also of the purposes, policy
and personnel of the national administra
tion, taking in vigorously every noticeable
point, from Senator's Quay's management
of the late campaign to Commissioner Tan
ner's position on pensions. But what is
most pertinent to Pennsylvania's State poli
tics is the twitting of the Democratic pro
tectionists of this State on their helplessness
in the national councils of their party. The
Randall Club celebrants who yester
day in this neighborhood were pay
ing homage to their political patron
saint will be apt to sympathize
with that part of the platform. On the
liquor question there is a distinct pro
nouncement for the Brooks high license law,
with a pledge for its progressive not retro
gressive amendment, and a suggestion that
the wholesale traffic also be regulated. An
indorsement of proposals for good country
roads, a eulogy on Governor Beaver, a
memorial paragraph on the Johnstown
calamity, and one as to the late General
Cameron wind up the document.
On the whole, the platform is so full of
details as to put the reader in mind of the
voluminous Chronological .Record, which
The Dispatch publishes at the close of
each year, of all the notable things of the
twelvemonths preceding. It has the merit,
however, of being as free as possible from
ambiguity. It has the fault of befng so
prolix and aiming to cover so much in de
tail that in the harvest season the patriotic
farmer, for whom platforms are much in
tended, will not have time to take it all in
at one sitting. "While lacking the literary
finish which always distinguished the well
knit syntax of the Republican platforms
when Russell Errett wrote them, 'it is a
pretty fair beginning for General Beeder,
with whom the sword has hitherto been
mightier than the pen.
There is, anyhow, no serious doubt that
backed by the immense Bepublican major
ity in Pennsylvania, it is a sufficient expo
sition of principles to elect Boyer, who was
yesterday nominated for State Treasurer.
Nothing is so far urged against him; and
though the vote will be light, there is no
question that he will have the big end.
The movement of New England iron man
ufacturers in favor of putting pigiron, ore,
coal and other raw materials in
the iron business on the protected
lists,is supported by the assertion that
"within the past ten years, 50 per cent of the
rolling mills of Maine have disappeared,
100 per cent of those of Vermont, 36 per
cent of those of Massachusetts and CO per
cent of those of Bhode Island," and that
"iron and steel beams, water pipes, gas
pipes, etc., used in New England are
bought in Pennsylvania."
The sum total of this complaint, then, is
that the effect of protection has been to lo
cate the industries in the localities where
the products can be brought to a completed
form at the lowest price. The consumers
have obtained the benefit of this cheapness.
iNo trust theories, of sustaining manufactur
ing concerns in idleness because they can
not afford to compete with the most im
proved and best located mills, has pre
vented the cheapness of the most favorably
located plants from reaching'the consumers.
The trouble with the New England manu
facturers is that they cannot make iron and
steel as cheaply as Pennsylvania can, and
the legitimate worth of protection is shown
in developing the industry at that point
within the boundaries of the United States
where it can be carried forward the most
Protection for the benefit of the industries
of the entire nation is a national policy; but
when we find a single locality asserting that
protection must be adhered to so long as it
is for its interest, and abandoned where it is
not, the policy is degraded from the broad
national character to an extremely narrow
sectional one.
The display of naval power which was
made by England, at the recent review in
honor of the Emperor of Germany, is not
without practical interest to the United
States. Probably there never was, at any
stage of the world's history, such a concen
tration of the latest and most improved na
val fighting machinery. One hundred and
thirteen men-of-war were in line, manned
by 23,000 Brish Bailors. The difference
between these nV of-war and those ot the
days when Englao. as equally noted for
her naval supremacy, is shown by the fact
that the heaviest artillery of Nelson's time
fired a ball of 68 pounds, whereas the can
non of these times throws a projectile weigh
ing 1,800 pounds 12 miles. Considering that
in contrast with snch a Torce, the United
States has practically no navy at all, it is
comfortable to reflect that the Government
which owns this remarkable and expensive
collection of the most modern machinery for
ocean warfare has no desire to pick a quar
rel with our Government.
In connection with that idea, it is very
pertinent to ask whether it is discreet for us
to collide against such a power by a claim
of exclusive ownership ofan open sea, while
denying its ownership to bodies of water
that are much more decidedly surrounded
by its territory. It would be uncomfortable
to go on declaring that we own Benring'g
Sea, nntil a few of those ironclads' come
over and tell us we cannot have it
THAT Western conductor's plan of dis
persing train robbers by whacking them.
over the head with his lantern might be
made more effective by loading the lantern
with a judicious dose of dynamite.
THE decision of a New York court that it
is a trespass for honey bees to go upon land
not belonging to their owner, fully estab
lishes the right of any property holder, when
he finds these insects wilfully and mali
ciously trespassing upon his property, to ar
rest the bees and hold them subject to his
claim for damages. But in the assertionjof
this right it is necessary to warn the public
against the evil consequences of coming in
contact with the business end of the bee.
The Harrisburg Convention adopted the
stereotyped partisan resolutions, bnt was
unable to take any such flight of inde
pendence as the Philadelphia Press' pro
posed resolution against trusts.
The ill success of the Sugar Trust in pur
suing its purpose, as declared by its
Treasurer, is one of the phenomenal com
mercial features of the day. That official
asserts: "Our aim has been to keep prices
down." As prices have gone up four or five
cents since the trust began operations, it is
fair to suppose that if it had not been for
the efforts of the trust, sugar would have
gone so high that no one could have
reached it.
The fact that the oleomargarine suits are
now pending in the Supreme Court makes
mincemeat of a choice bit of scandal to the
effect that they had been shelved for a mon
etary consideration.
With New York, Chicago, Washington
and St. Louis contending for the site of the
exposition of 1892, and a large number of
enterprising cities still to be heard from,
Pittsburg is in a fair way to gain the proud
pre-eminence of being the only city in the
country which does not lay claim upon the
That jnry in the Maybrick case is evi
dently of the opinion that when people are
poisoned some one must be hanged. They do
things differently in this country some
The disposition of the men on strike at
the Carrie Furnace to resort to force and re
sist officers of the law in discharge of their
duty is another of the excesses ot labor
troubles which, in the long run, will harm
the workingmen more than anyone else.
As regards Congressman Brower and his
little claim for patronage the backbone of
the Administration is demonstrated to be
another of those barren idealities.
A iiAUGE number of the dervishes of
Egypt have been killed, and their army is
entirely dispersed ; but the howling dervish of
Wabash, Voorhees by name, who wants
Andrew Carnegie hanged, is still at large
and pursuing his campaign.
Matxetoa seems determined to have his
share of the fun, in making things lively at
Samoa and giving Germany a good excuse
to renew the grab game.
Axotheb reason for regarding that re
port of Mr. Quay's presidental ambition as
a weak invention of the enemy, is that it is
entirely too early for such a candidacy with
reference to 1892, to be used for purposes of
Hon. Allen G. Thubxan has gone to Hot
Springs, Va., where be will receive treatment
for nls old malady, the rheumatism.
will visit Connecticut in the fall. His grand
father and grandmother on the maternal side
were natives of Mansfield, Conn.
To Clflcago friends Minister Lincoln writes
that he finds his new cares much less exacting
than he feared ttfey wonld prove, and that he
finds time for recreation without slighting any
official duty.
When Senator Sherman arrived at Charing
Cross station. In London, the other day. In
Bplte ot his declaration that his baggage con
tained nothing that was dutiable, all his trunks
and those of Mrs. Sherman were broken open
by the customs officers. He mentioned the
matter to General New. The latter became
highly indignant and went to the authorities,
who apologized.
Burglars recently invaded the house of ex
Governor Long, at Hlngham, Mass., and car
ried off everything that was loose, but when
they learned through the newspapers that three
of the spoons they had taken were highly
valned by Mr, Long on account of family asso
ciations with them, the thieves carefully picked
these out from their spoils and returned them
by the first mail.
In an autograph letter of Charles Dickens,
recently sold in London, occurred this advice,
written to a young mn ambitious to become
an author: "Think of the vast crowd of young
men who can write verse, and of the handfnl
who can write poetry, and, rely upon it, that
the worst you may ever have heard or read of
the misery inseparable from a mistaken am
bition In letters is nothing to the dread
The Emperor of China, who is a young and
progressive man. Is very anxious to make a
trip to this country. He is in constant commu
nication with the Chinese Minister at Wash
ington on the subject, and shows a good deal of
Impatience at the tatter's ad rice. The Minis
ter has written the Emperor that there is to be
an Exposition in New York in 1692. and that be
had better defer his trip nntil that time. It
would be a strange coincidence if the celebra
tion commemorating the advent of Columbus
should be made memorable by the presence of
the Emperor of China.
F. William Sect, who recently died in Bal
timore, Md., was one of the cleverest violin
makers in the world. He was born in Prussia
about 72 years ago. Ole B nil met with a steam
boat explosion on the Ohio river and swam to
the shore with his highly prized Gasparo Da
Bala above his head. He sent this "matchless
patriarch of a divine violin" to Sent to be re
stored. Senf s manlpulations'made the instru
ment more valuable than it had ever been,
Senf also restored the oldest violin In exist
ence, now in the possession of Edwin F. Abell,
of Baltimore. Senf was a man of gigantic
stature, and served as a cuirassier in the Prus
sian army.
Two men, J. Brewster McCoIlum and Henry
W. Williams, who in boyhood were schoolmates
at a country district school In Bndgewater
township, Susquehanna county. Pa., are now
Judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
They were reared as farmer boys, but leaving
the plow for the law they both achieved dis
tinction. The mutual friendship formed in
youth still continues. They differ in politics.
One o( the most interesting exhibits at the
Paris Exposition is that of Dr. James H. Love,
of Alexandria. Egypt, which adorns the Ameri
can department. Dr. Love is a Phlladelphlan
who has lived in Egypt for some years. He Is
now dentist to the Khedive, and enjoys the
title and emoluments of a Pasha. His exhibit
consists ot dental implements, dentifrices, etc.
It is complete in every detail and admirably ar
An Assembly Which Was Expelled Because
of IIU Domination.
Chicago, August 7. Some montht.ago the
Waiters Assembly, of Chicago, was expelled
from tho Knights of Labor on the charge that
It had been given oter to the Influence of the
hoodlum element in its membership. To-day
it was honorably reinstated by District Master
Workman Mrs? George Sogers, and it is an
nounced the disturbing element has been
entirely removed. All members of the Barry
Organization have been expelled and new
officers have been elected. vt-.
nixr, THE noPEFDL
New York's Governor Laying Pipes for the
United State Senate.
NEW York, August 7. It has surprised a
good many Democratic politicians recently
that Governor HJ11 should express so much
confidence that the Democrats can elect a ma
jority in the next Bute Senate. He has been
urging upon them repeatedly the advisability
of making a hard fight for the upper legisla
tive branch, and has puzzled them repeatedly
by his extreme hopefulness.
The explanation of this optimism came to
day from one of Hill's closest political friends.
He said that Hill himself desires to succeed
Senator Evarts in the United Senate, and in
tends to do his best to secure the election of a
Democratic State Senate next autumn. The
Senate which is elected then will take part in
tho election of the United States Senator in
1891. Shonld the Democrats elect the majority
they will make every effort to carry the Assem
bly in the succeeding autumn, and, if success
ful, will be able to elect a United States Senator.
It has been generally supposed that Hill's
ambition lays in the direction of the Presi
dency. This latest disclosure, however, t no
indication that so lofty an ambition has been
abandoned; but It is considered another evi
dence that Hill is determined to secure the
Democratic nomination in 1892.
His friends believe that this is the Governor's
shrewdest policy. His term as Governor would
expire In 1892. six months before the meetingof
the Democratic National Convention. He would
hardly have assurance enough to ask his party
for a third nomination as Governor, and it he is
out of office six months before the meeting of
the national nominating convention, he will be
powerless, probably, to secure the support of
the State delegation. If he is elected to the
Senate, however, he will still be before the
country a a statesman and politician, and will
be in a much better position to push his canvas!
for the Presidental nomination than be would
be as a private citizen.
President Harrison Receives the Citizens
of Boston at Fnneull Hull.
Boston, August 7. President Harrison and
party arrived here this morning at 9-03 o'elock,
and were taken at once to the Hotel Vendome.
The steamer Pilgrim, with the Presjdent and
Secretaries Wlndom and Proctor on board, ar
rived at Fall River at 4 A. M. Th e distinguished
visitors were not aroused at this hour, how
ever, and it was 6 o'clock before they appeared
injthe saloon, when they were greeted on
behalf of the Commonwealth and welcomed
to Massachusetts by Adjutant General Dal ton.
The trip from New York to Fall River was a
pleasant one, with delightful weather and
smooth sea, and the President enjoyed the in
vigorating atmosphere, and freedom from in
trusion which was afforded by the elevated
Eosition on the upper deck, near the pilot
ouse. where Captain Davis pointed out to him
such objects of Interest not already known to
him. President Choate, of the Old Colony,
acted as host. The run was without special
incident, except that an impromptu reception
was arrangecTJn the main saloon, the President
consenting to meet the passengers. The Presi
dent stood on the stairs leading to the gallery,
where bis hand was shaken by nearly everyone
aboard the boat He retired early and enjoyed
a good night's rest.
On his arrival at Boston President Harrison
held a reception at the Hotel Vendome. and,
afterward, under escort of cavalry, the Presi
dent was driven to Faneuil Hall, where com
mencing at 1 o'clock, the Chief Executive gave
a public reception which lasted until 3 o'clock.
The afternoon programme Included a luncheon
at the Vendome. provided by the city, and a
drive through the suburbs, including Brook'
lyn and Cambridge. The city officials, together
with a detachment of cavalry, formed the
escorting party.
S. 8. Marvin Sends Mayor Grant a Few
Suggestions from Ills Experience- ,
New Yoke, August 7. Several suggestions
were received at the Mayor's office to-day,
about the International Exposition of 1892. Mr.
S. S. Marvin, of Pittsbure, President ofthe
Western Pennsylvania Exposition- Society,
wrote making these interesting suggestions:
We take the liberty to-day to mall you a' book
entitled "Pittsburg and Its Exposition;" .also, a
large hanger, showing at the bottom how Fltts
burg Is situated, giving the general Idea 'of how
the three rivers come together. As -you' look at
the picture, the Allegheny Is on the left, the
Monongahela on the right, the two forming the
Ohio. At the top the hanger represents our
buildings. The building In the foreground Is
composed of brick, stone and terra eotta trim
mings. Theseeond building Is what we call our
Machinery Hall. As New York Is somewhat In
terested In the Exposition project, I desire es
Eeclally to call your attention to our Machinery
all. It la constructed of Iron and glass, with a
slate roof. -This building Is so constructed that It
conld be readily taken down and moved. Every
portion orit could be used. If you would like It, at
the Pacific coast.
Pittsburg manufacturers are particularly well
prepared to construct this class or buildings, and
ft has occurred to me that the buildings that Mew
York will require are probably not permanent
buildings, and that the iron structure which could
be considered portable would snlt your require
ments better than almost anything else yon wonld
think of.
Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses Who
Can Play a Little Bit.
According to the Musical Jlcconi, kings,
queens, princes and princes'ses are fond ot mu
sic, just the same as ordinary people. Many of
these dignitaries endeavor to play some instru
ment. Some are successful, and others are not
so, although the courtiers do not dare to tell
the latter so. Queen Victoria and her
daughter Louise, play very well upon the
organ. The Prince ot Wales plays the
banjo fairly well. The Princess of Wales is a
skillful pianist. The Duke of Connaugbt
amuses himself with the flute. The Duke of
Edinburgh Is a persistent, but very poor vio
linist. The Czar of all the Russias plays a
handsome silver cornet. Queen Marguerite,
ot Italy, makes herself happy at the piano.
Prince Henry, of Prussia, is a composer and
a performer on the violin and piano.
The beautiful Empress of Austria plays
splendidly on the tfthem. The Empress of
Japan Is very proficient on the "koto," the na
tional instrument, which is a kind of big zith
ern. Queen Elizabeth, of Roumanla, plays
with equal skill on the harp and piano. King
George, of Greece, can play all kinds of tunes
on band bells and wine glasses of different
shapes. He can also play the "cymballum," an
Instrument played only by the Tzeganes ot
A Sinn Thought to be Buried Turns Up
Alive Inconveniently.
rsrxciAL txxxqiluc to the dispatch.
Hannibal, Mo., August 7. A dramatic
story developed here to-day when Albert L,
Mallory filed suit against his sister-in-law, Mrs.
EL R. Mallory, of this city for an accounting of
his estate. Mallory disappeared several years
ago, and shortly afterward the dead body of a
man supposed to be him was discovered in St.
Louis. The public administrator at St. Louis
took charge of the Mallory estate, bnt conld
find no heirs. Finally, after a long search, he
discovered Mrs. E. R. Mallory, of Hannibal.
He turned the estate over to her, and a curator
was appointed who now had charge of It.
Last week the curator and the family were
greatly astonished when a man -called on them
and announced that he was not dead, never had
been dead, and wanted his money back. The
curator and the woman refused to believe the
story, but Mallory says it made no difference,
as he was prepared to prove his claims and his
Identity in court, and suit was accordingly filed.
The Fall Returns In Kentucky.
Louisvilxe, August 7. The returns from
the State election up to this morning show that
the Democrats have an increased plurality of
18.000 over the election of two years ago, and
that Monday's majority will reach 85,000. The
last Legislature stood 102 Democrats and 89
opposition. Thtt elected Monday will consist
of 114 Democrats and 24 Republicans.
Found si Railroad In Hla Safe.
Prom the Indianapolis Journal.
In looking through the papers In his safe, the
other day, Russell Sage discovered that he was
the proprietor of a railroad out in Iowa that he
had forgotten about. An active business man
can hardly be expected to keep track of every
little million-dollar purchase he makes.
Chlcngo's Opportunity.
From the Minneapolis Journal.!
Mark Twain is on one of the committees to
secure New York the Exposition in 1892.
Chicago should immediately insist that this
shows that the whole thing is regarded as a
Joke In New York.
Annihilating a Boom.
rrom the tilobe-Dcmocrgt.i
The general opinion with regard to Mr.
Whitney's letter disposing of sis Presidental
boom seems to be that be threw a stone to
onus a fly. . r i-TV
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The Sentiment of the State' Convention on
Public Questions A Document That
Speaks Plainly la Praise of Protection
and nigh License The President rind
Beaver Indorsed.
Habrisbubo, August 7. The following Is
the platform as presented by General Reeder
and adopted:
The Republicans of Pennsylvania. In conven
tion assembled, submit the following platform:
The doctrines enunciated at Chicago in June,
1888, by the National Republican party received
the indorsement of the people at the polls in
the following November. Upon them the Key
stone State set the seal of her approval by 80.
000 majority. With renewed emphasis we affirm
those cardinal principles and again submit
tbem to the electors of Pennsylvania for their
approbation. We greatly rejoice In the victory
of 1888 for a twofold reason. First, because It
was fought and won under Pennsylvania lead
ership and upon a Pennsylvania platform, and
second, because the executive and legislative
power In the Union has there Dy been
restored to the Republican party.
which, within a period of less than 80
years, has rescued the country from the perils
of rebellion, of treacherous reconstruction, cf
financial dishonor and of reckless industrial
legislation, all of which are involved in the
policy and acts of the Democratic party as now
governed. The Republicans of Pennsylvania
claim especial recognition for the reason that
in the hour of its extremity tbey furnished to
the election and Republican organization a
Chairman, who, during all the anxioifs days of
the recent national campaign, in co-operation
with the honored representatives of other
states, bo comroiieu tne iorces at nana as to
compel victory. The thanks of the Republicans
of this Commonwealth are due and are hereby
tendered to the Hon. Mathew S. Quay for the
honorable and masterful way in which he con
ducted that campaign.
Praise for the President.
We cordially indorse the administration of
President Benjamin Harrison because it
steadily devotes itself to the work of a broad
and intelligent administration by competent
and trusty officials, and makes its rules of In
flexible duty the faithful observance, not the
hypocritical evasion, of the public statutes; be
cause it proposes honestly to collect and
honestly to disburse the proceeds of publlo
taxation, and seeks so to adjust the burdens
thereof that those persons and interests able
to bear the most shall bear the most, and those
able to bear less shall bear the least, and that
in all cases the vexations and Inquisitorial
forms of taxation shall be first reduced and
abolished; because it is pledged to give to suf
fering communities in need help in the
necessary work of public education, in order
that thereby the citizenship of this conn
try may be elevated; because it alms to
secure by adequate legislation; we protest
against the offense of suppressed and mis
counted ballots, of perverted returns and false
certificates ot election, and of murderous
methods of maintaining the insufferable
wroncs which now stain the records of South
ern States, and touch the honor of the South
ern people.maklng of elections In most of those
States a fraud oriaice, whose fruits are a large
body of Democratic usurpers now assuming to
represent these States in the legislative halls
of the nation, and because, more than all else,
it makes as its cardinal aim in foreign affairs
the vindication of the rights of America and
the defense of the honor, safety and dignity of
all Americans, and in domestic affairs the de
velopment of our own resources, the advance
ment of our own interests, the enlargement of
our industries and the np-bnildlng ot the labor
of our own people, against all which the Demo
cratic party stands as an ever-present danger
ana menace.
The Benefits of Protection.
"Protection" is the corner stone of political
faith. Its greatest blessing is that in protect
ing the American laborer and manufacturer It
strengthens and builds up all interests, result
ing in the promotion of a great diversity of
business enterprises and a home market. It
thereby nurtures not only the interests pri
marily and directly protected, but all interests,
particularly agriculture, which finds in the
certainty and higher prices of home markets its
great advantage. Pennsylvania Democrats
have, until recently, claimed the unique dis
tinction ot being Democratic protectionists.
At last, however, the controlling element in
that party, not only In the nation, but in the
State, has unequivocally announced its an
tagonism to protection. It is our duty to take
advantage ot this opportunity and press borne
this living issue. We will thueby give De
mocracy its death blow in Pennsylvania.
If protection to American Industry be the
cornerstone of our political faith, then protec
tion to those who fought in defense ot the
Union is its capstone. We reverence the mem
ory of those intrepid martyrs who gave up their
lives upon the field of battle, and of those other
heroes, burdened with years and covered with
scars, who have since gone to their rest. But
tears will not suffice for the tens of thousands
of brave soldiers who still survive. We advo
cate such amendments to the pension laws as
will make adequate provisions for all honestly
discharged veterans of the late war whose ad
vancing years, wounds or other infirmities dis
able them from total or partial self-support.
Those who saved the nation from dissolution
should be saved by the nation from penury,
and we heartily commend the wise and friendly
liberality shown by Commissioner Tanner to
brother soldiers in the conscientious discharge
of the duties of his office.
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The Brooka Law Commended.
The Republican party having in 1836 de
clared in favor of tho submission of the ques
tion of the prohibition of the manufacture and
sale of intoxicating liquors to the vote of the
people, and having in two successive Legisla
tures through the method ordained by the
constitution and in spite of Democratic oppo
sition provided the machinery for reaching a
fair expression of the .public sentiment and the
vote, to secure which it was pledged having
been taken, declares that It has fully and
honorably fulfilled its compact In this regard.
In view of the result of the said election, and
having regard for the preservation of the
purity of the homes ot our commonwealth, we
heartily Indorse the Brooks high license law
and recommend such amendments thereto as
will tend to its proper and progressive improve
ments and also bring within its scope the con
trol of wholesale licenses.
We indorse the action of the last Legislature
in providing: for the appointment of commis
sions to revise and consolidate the laws relat
ing to the construction and improvement of the
public highways of this Commonwealth and to
consider the subject of local taxation with a
view to a reasonable and just equalization
thereof. These are questions of vital concern
to the people of Pennsylvania, particularly to
those encaged in agricultural pursuits, and
should, as they doubtless will, receive careful
and intelligent consideration from the re
spective legislative commissions.
Beaver's Administration Indorsed. ,
The administration of Governor Beaver con
tinues to merit the confidence and approval of
the Republicans of Pennsylvania. From its in
ception it has been able, dignified and clean in
every department and deserves the continued
respect and approval of the citizens of the
Commonwealth. .
The catastrophe which has recently visited
Johnstown and other sections of the State and
touched the heart of all forms of civilization
on the face of the earth, appeals especially to
the sympathies ot the people ot this Common,
wealth-, who have witnessed with thankful
hearts the generosity ot all nations. We urge
that the next Legislature take such constitu
tional action as will best provide permanent re
lief for the stricken sections.
The death of General Simon Cameron, for 60
J ears a conspicuous son of Pennsylvania, and
or much of that time in the honorable dis
cbarge of important public functions. State
and national, executive and legislative. Is
great public loss which properly demands of
this convention an earnest expression ot tielt
deep sorrow, and that they should testify their
admiration and veneration for bis career and
Secretary Tracy make a Short Visit at the
Brooklyn Navy Yard.
New Yoek, August 7. Secretary Tracy was
at the navy yard bright and early this morning.
His visit was entirely informal. He walked
throngh the main entrance at York street soon
after 9 o'clock and was unrecognized by the
marines on sentry duty, and Policeman Allen,
the gatekeeper. The latter stopped the Secre
tary and asked hhn what his business was at
the yard. "I wish to see Commodore
Ramsay," Secretary Tracy replied. He re
ceived tbe usual pass, and was
directed to tbe Lyceum building. The
orderly at tbe Lycenm also failed tor recognize
the Secretary, and tbe distinguished visitor
had to await his turn before being allowed to
enter tbe commodore's room. When be did
enter, he and the commodore of the yard had a
long conference, and at its close he took his
departure as quietly as be bad entered.
The Despatch left tbe dry dock to-day. She
is to sail to-morrow, with the Secretary, and
probably some members of his family, for Bar
Harbor, where President Harrison and other
tuessbers of the Cabinet are on a visit to Secre
tarv Kalne. -J . '-
Sketches of the Republican Komlneo for
Treasurer and tbe Chairman.
Henry Kline Boyer. the Republican candi
date for State Treasurer, was born in Evans
burg; Montgomery county, February 19, 185a
He attended the public schools and seminaries
and taught school In early lite. In 1872 he
began the study of tbe law in the office of Ben
jamin Harris Brewster, and was admitted to
the bar in 1871. Mr. Boyer was nominated
unanimously and elected by a large majority
to the House of Representatives of 1633. He
was re-elected to the House of 18S5, and was
proposed for the Speakership, but withdrew in
favor of James L. Graham, of Allegheny. In
1SSS he was urged to be a candidate for the
Senate, but declined, but was re-elected to the
House ot 1887 and chosen Its Speaker, having
no opposition in his own party. He was re
elected Speaker of the House ot 1889, having
received the unanimous vote of the Republican
caucus, and tbe Democratic members voted to
make bis election unanimous. He is the first
to succeed himself under tbe new Constitution,
and the fifth to be thus honored in the history
of the Commonwealth.
W. H. Andrnw nf Pmwfnrd countv. re
elected Chairman of tbe Republican State
Committee, was born in Youngsville, Warren
county, January 14. 1842. At an early age he
entered upon a commercial career, which be
followed until 1881. He eerved as Chairman of
the Crawford County Republican Committee
four times; was Secretary of tbe State Central
Committee in 1SS7-8, and was elected Chairman
ot the SUte Committee in April. 1888. to serve
from January 1, 1889, to January 1. 1890. His
re-election yesterday makes him Chairman tor
the term beginning January 1, 18901
Senator Piatt at Work on the Iceland Colo
nizing; Scheme.
Washington, August 7. Senator Piatt,
Chairman of the Committee on Territories,
and who is now making his special examina
tion into the condition of Alaska, is promoting
an Icelandic movement, intending to settle the
fertile and heavily-wooded region of the Yukon
river with a Urge colony from Iceland. Tbe
idea Is ultimately to take over to the territory
the whole population of tbe Island, one of the
most thrifty, sturdy and intelligent in the
world. There are on tbe island about 75.000
souls. The area ot cultivable land is yearly
growing less, owing to the increase of volcanic
matter scattered over theplains and valleTS. The
people of Iceland are said to be anxious to re
move to some cold country where the soil and
other advantages are superior ts those to be
found in their present possession. On tbe
Yukon they will nndthese. Wood Is abundant,
and the cereals can be raised, as the summers
are longer than those in Iceland.
Tbe population ot Iceland, which once at
tained to 100,000, dropped to 40,000, but bas
since risen to nearly 75,000. An Icelandic
minister is operating with Senator Piatt in the
undertaking. No other particulars are now
available. The consent of the Alstblng,or
Icelandic Assembly, and the approbation of
the Danish Government will have to be ob
tained, probably, if the movement as con
templated becomes a general one.
Rumors That Secretary Noble Will be Made
a Supremo Court Judge.
Washington, August 7. This is the season
for political fish stories, and some that are
being sent out are the very largest of tb'eir
kind. The latest is that Secretary NoDle is to
fill the vacancy on tbe Supreme Bench, and
that Clarkson, of Iowa, is then to leave second
Slace in the Postoffice Department to take tbe
rst place in the Interior Department. tThroneh
several ot his nearest friends. Secretary Noble
assures all inquiries that there was absolutely
nothing in tbe story, except a pretty sensa
tion for a dull day. At least. If such
an appointment were contemplated it had
not been mentioned to him, and this was
the first be bad ever heard of It. Colonel Clark
son is off yachting with Colonel Quay, but his
nearest friends assured tbe correspondent of
The Dispatch that he expected and sought
no office other than that of Lord High Execu
tioner ot the Postoffice Department, where be
bas made a record so brilliant that he prefers
that office to that of President.
Another authority, however, asserts that the
story is started by Clarkson's friends as a feeler
with a hope tbat It may result In a boom tor
Noble, and that he may get the appointment
and Clarkson succeed him. The President is a
warm friend of Secretary Noble, and it Is
thought that substantial encouragement might
Induce him to appoint the Missourian.
The Wife of the President Headed Toward
Bar Harbor.
New Yobk. August 7. Mrr. Benjamin Har
rison, wife of the President, accompanied by
her maid and Colonel Wilson, arrived in Jer
sey City at 11:65 o'clock to-day, and left in the
evening for Nantucket. The party came from
Washington, where they had just arrived from
Deer Park, over the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road, in President Mayer's private car Balti
more. A coach in waiting at the depot took
tbem to the pier ot the Fall River line, where
the party went on board tbe Puritan. ''Two
staterooms on tbe upper deck had been re
served for tbem.
Colonel Wilson said to a reporter of The
Dispatch: "Mrs, Harrison's sister, Mrs.
Bcott-Lord, bas been a trifle 111 of late, and
Mrs. Harrison Is going down to see her. She
is not seriously sick. I leave Mrs. Harrison at
Nantucket, and I do not know where she is go
ing from there. She may join the President at
Bar Harbor. Mrs. Harrison spent the after
noon in her stateroom."
The Report of Captain Shepard Upon the
Tllack Diamond Selzare Received.
Washington, August 7. The report of
Captain Shepard, commanding the revenue
steamer Rusb, in regard to the seizure of the
British sealer Black Diamond, which was
mailed at San Francisco, bas been received at
tbe Treasury Department. Acting Secretary
Batcbeler refuses positively to give it to the
press, but admits that it confirm substantially
the newspaper reports concerning tbe seizure.
It contains no reference whatever to the es
cape of the vessel for the reason tbat that had
not occurred when It was written. Neither
does it give any explanation with regard to tbe
smauness ot ine crew piacea in cn&rge oi tne
prize, but the report Is said to indicate that the
vessel was not paroled, but was subject only to
tbe control of the prize crew. Acting Secre
tary Batcheler said the question seems to nave
assumed political importance. He preferred to
do nothing whatever in tbe matter without
consultation with Secretary Wlndom upon bis
return to the city.
The Catholic Total Abstinence Union Is
Bleelino In Cleveland.
Cleveland, Au rust 7. The nineteenth an
nual convention of the Catholic Total Absti
nence Union of America convened here to-day.
Rev. T. J. Conaty, ot Worcester, tho Presi
dent, In his address said tbat it was proposed
to establish a $50,000 Father Matbew chair in
tbe Cathedral University, to be founded in
October, 1890, at Washington and to complete
the Father Mathew Church at Cork. Ireland.
Four hundred delegates are attending the con
vention. Tbe Executive Council are present. They
are: Spiritual Director, Rt. Rer. P. T. O'Kellly,
D. D Springfield; President, Rev. Thomas J.
Conaty. Worcester, Mass.: First Vice President,
Rev. Morgan M. Sheedy. Pittsburg; Second
Vice President, Thomas O'Brien, New Haven,
Conn.; Treasurer, Rev. William McMahon,
Cleveltnd: Secretary, Philip A. Nolan. Phila
delpbi k The receiots last year were $3,800 and
ti.j expenditures 12,200.
Halateud's Fcrgettory.
From the Minneapolis Tribune.
When Mr. Ealstead gets to 'the Senate he
will be just about wicked enough to "lay" for
some of the fellows who voted against his con
firmation. He has a very poor f orgettory, has
Fond of Water.
From the Chicago Herald. 1
Mr. Gould seems to be rather aquatlo in his
tastes. He owns a yacht, waters his stocks,
and is just now drinking cool draughts from
the springs of Saratoga.
Eyes of deep and tender blue.
Fringed by lasb or darkest hue;
Karen tresses, silken line,
Bhade a face to me divine!
A heart that throbs to warm caress;
Ked lips that trtmble In a kiss.
Well molded form a dream of bllssl
A passion flower, ripe and rare.
Close to my heart I'll ever wear.
Forget youf
Xot while pulses beat
Kesponslve to a thought ot thee.
Fair maid of sun-land sad tbe seal
Took Too Much Chloroform.
NtfVf York, August 7. Hugo Pollltz, a fur
rier In good circumstances, killed himselt by
taking an overdose of chloroform last night.
He had long suffered from insomnia, originally
caused by nervous headaches. To Induce sleep
he made frequent use of chloroform. Famil
iarity with the drug made him careless In its
use. At 6 o'clock last night be took an un
usually large dose. Four hoars later his wife
found him in the death sleep, sitting at his
desk. At midnight be died.
O'Donovan Rossa Not Ready for Trial.
Another short chapter was added to the
records of the celebrated Rossa-Cassldy libel
suit, this morning. Some time ago O'Donovan
Rossa, had Patrick Sarsfleld Cassidy up for
criminal libel, but the case was thrown ont of
court. To get back at bis antagonist, Rossa in
his newspaper then called him a British spy in
tbe Irish-American camp, and other hard
names of similar import. Cassidy at once had
Rossa arrested far libel, and also for an alleged
attempt to accomplish his assassination. In
support of the second charge the complaint
cited tbe case of Dr. Cronin, who was murdered
on suspicion otbcingjustwhatRossa proclaimed
Cassidy to be, a British spy. To tbe surprise
of every one, Rossa this morning waived ex
amination In tbe Tombs Police Court, and
gave bail for his appearance in the Court ot
General Sessions. William H. Hendrlckson,
the printer who published the alleged libel,
also waived examination and gave ball.
English Syndicates Vet Wide Awake.
. Lawyer Untermeyer.of this city.who recently
returned from England after several months'
absence, said to-day that he bad perfected the
Baleof the Henry Ellas Brewing Company, of
East Fifty-fourth street.while'abroad.The price
to be paid by the English syndicate is 1860,000.
Mr. Untermeyer said tbat there is no abate
ment in the interest which the Engllsbimoney
market takes In American industries.
Wants to Keep Them Together.
William H. Martin, a well-known citizen of
Brooklyn, died at his home about ten days ago.
Mr. Martin was a Protestant at least, nomi
nally. Twenty years ago he married a Roman
Catholic wife. Shortly thereafter, at his wife's
request, he bought a plot In Calvary Cemetery.
When Mrs. Martin died she was buried there.
When Mr. Martin died he asked his son to bury
him beside her. Young Martin, a devout
Roman Catholic and a graduate of a Jesuit
college, applied to tbe directors of the ceme
tery in the usual way, for permission to open
the family grave. This was refused, en the
ground that Martin bad been a Protestant.
Young Martin then explained tbe matter to
Mgr. Preston, Vice Chairman of the Calvary
trustees, and demanded redress. Mgr. Preston
refused to interfere. Then Martin threatened
to remove his mother's body to Greenwood and
sell out his plot. Mgr. Preston then consented
to allow the burial of old Mr. Martin's body In
tbe family plot, provided the grave was sepa
rated from the surrounding consecrated ground
by a high stone wall. This concession did not
satisfy young Martin. He now proposes to buy
a plot In Greenwood, where he will inter the
bodies of his father and mother.
Queer Place for a. Pirate's Flag.
Some time during Monday night a pirate's
flag was flung to the breeze from the weather
cock on the steeple of the Presbyterian Church
at Sag Harbor. The flag is coal black, and
about five feet square. In its center there is'a
grinning skull and cross-bones In cardinal red;
It is the first time the vane was ever decorated,
and the effect was picturesque. Everybody
seemed to think the thing funny except the
members of the church and their shepherd.
Rev. Mr. Wilson, who feel scandalized tbat
their house of worship should have been se
lected for so conspicuous a desecration. The
placing of the flag at the apex of the spire was
the work of very bold hoodlums. The steeple
is 180 feet above tbe roof of the church, and
the cap on the wind gauge Is 22 feet higher
stflL Within the steeple is a winding stair
which terminates about 30 feet from tbe top of
the structure. A. window opens outwardly, but
the steeple is not rigged with cleats on the out
side by which a person could ascend to the top.
This will convey an Idea of tbe extreme danger
the nag-nearer ran in doing his work without
daylight to guide his movements. A slip, a
miscalculation ot distance,' a gust of wind,
might have sent him rolling to bis death. The
flag can be seen from Montauk. It floated in a
stiff breeze yesterday and to-day, but was too
well fastened to be blown down. Tbe trustees
of tbe church have offered $20 for Its removal
and tlOU for the arrest of the perpetrator of the
joke. The pirate flag still floats from the
church steeple.
Begin Manufacturing Sleel by a New
Process at Cheater.
From tbe Philadelphia Press.:
John B. Schlosser, a Pittsburg capitalist;
came to the btratford yesterday in response to
an nrgent telegram sent on Monday night by
the manager of the'nerr stworks at Chester.
The works, which will be operated by James P.
Wltherow A Co., a Arm of Pittsburg capitalists,
were ready to begin operations on Monday
when some of tbe most Important part of tbe
machinery broke down and all work rame to a
standstill. It Is said tbat the break was a seri
ous one and affected the most valuable part ot
the machinery. The mishap will probably de
lay the starting-up of the works for some time.
Messrs. Wttnerow t Co. claim to have dis
covered a new process of manufacturing steel,
which will bo cheaper and better than the
product of Bessemer. In talking of the new
process Mr. Wltberow always declares that
there are millions in it."
Good Reason for Doubting,
From the Washington Post.)
We don't wish to provoke the ire of anybody
in Georgia, and we kUowjost how sensitive
they are down there about their reputation
for veracity, so we will say, as delicately and
diplomatically as we know how, tbat tbe only
reason we have for bellevlne tbere are no
grasshoppers in that State is the fact that a
report has just come from there tbat a swarm
of these insects stopped a railway train the
other day.
Mb. John N. Botes, of Straban township,
Adams county. Pa., has a ben tbat made its
nest in the branches of a large oak tree near
his buildings and batched outa brood of young
chickens. Tbe nest was about 35 feet from the
ground and Mr. B. bad to use a ladder to get
the young chicks from tbe nest, which was
made from an old bird's nest, leaves and twigs.
Mb. Shobe, of Mapleton vicinity, took his
dinner to the harvest field a few days ago, and
on going for it at tbe usual time found tbe
kettle on Its side, some mutilated victuals on
tbe ground, and a large turtle flipping content
edly toward a stream, from which the shining
kettle had allured it.
A. D. Johnson, Es., of Waterford. Pa., pos
sesses a literary relic In tbe shape of "Fruits of
Solitude in Reflections and Maxima Relating
to tbe Conduct of Human Life," by William
Penn. founder ot the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania. While picking blackberries on the Decker
farm, near Ashville, O., J. C. Beaver was at
tacked by a large black snake that colled abont
his leg so tightly as to almost destroy bis
power of locomotion. He was fortunate enough
to have a knife with him, with which he cut
the serpent in twain. It measured six feet in
One of. the oddest street scenes in Philadel
phia lately was a "sandwich" advertising man
eating slices ot melon conveniently slung round
his neck on a stting, his arms being hopelessly
out of reach behind his placards. He slopped
and sopped and reveled, regardless of the un
wiped condition of his chin.
Two barrels of yeast used In brewing beer
exploded In tbe express office at Eenovoa
night or two since, pasting itself all over the
room in a cascade tbat "smelt the whole neigh
borhood." "When yon find 3 cents in the mail box and
an unstamped letter," said a petulant Wheeling
carrier, "the letter is always addressed In a
woman's hand."
ON the arrival of a freight train at Resovo
twomornlnp since a woman of SO jumped out
of a box-car and' asked where "a band-out
breakfast could, be get for noshing." She
frankly sM she mm been
Of the 300,000 qualified voters in the
City of New York HOOO pay taxes on prop
erty and 260.000 pay rents to those who own the
T-Saicide among German officers increases
shockingly. During May twenty-three shot
themselves, and the number for June was
larger still.
An English gentleman has discovered a
method of preventing rabies in dogs. Give
them a vegetarian diet, with unlimited cherries
and strawberries.
In China the inhabitants are counted
.every year in a curious manner. The oldest
master of every ten houses has to count the
families, and has to make a list, which Is sent
to tbe Imperial tax house. Last year the
whole number amounted to 879,333,600 Inhab
itants. At Atlanta, a fevr days ago, while Miss
Mamie Nelson was dressing a large, fat hen,
she found a needle sticking thruugh the
gizzard, tbe pout penetrating the heart. The ,
needle was black and looked as If it was work
ing Its way out. The fowl was perfectly
healthy. ,
A rare bird was shot at Dundee, Ind.,
by Austin Dolls, a farmer. The bird Is snow
white and stands sevon feet high. The remark
able fact that it weighs less than four pounds
Las excited no little interest. For want ot the
proper name the people have appropriately
dubbed It tbe "phantom heron."
Miss Cora Nichal, ol Henrietta, Jack
son county, Mich- made the acquaintance of a
snake under peculiar circumstances the other
day. She was sitting at the sewing machine
busily stitching, when she observed tbe snake
crawling toward her. In the scramble which
followed the snake lost his life.
The State Board of Horticulture of
California have imported Australian lady bugs
to fight the cottony scale which Is now doing so
much damage in tbe orange gardens of that
State. Tbe scale is tbe bug's chief article of
diet, and this method of saving, the orange trees
has succeeded where all others have failed.
Connecticut capitalists are boring for
oil In that State, in the town of Southbury. An
old well gave indications that tbere was oil
beneath the surface there in 1831. and It is near
this well that the capitalists nave now bad
bored a shaft which is already 1,460 feet deep.
It is Intended to bore for oil at least 3,100 feet
. A veteran locomotive engineer named
William Bradley, while running between
Fruitvale and San Leandro, Caln ran Into what
appeared to be a small cloud, sweeping close
to tbe ground, bnt whal was in reality, a swarm
of bees. The cab was literally filled with bees
for a few minutes, but neither he nor his fire
man was stung.
The well-known detection of a crime, in
"Diplomacy," through the perfume in a
woman's glove was reproduced by a recent
occurrence in Paris. A man who found bis
room robbed of all his jewelry perceived a
peculiar perfume, and a few days later noticed
it again when passing two well-dressed women
In the street. They were arrested and found
to be the thieves.
A remarkable sight was witnessed at the
Bailey depot. In Cass county. Mo., on a recent
evening. The sun was getting low when a train
pulled in, and the engine began to let off steam.
As soon as released tbe steam began to form,
and In a short time a complete rainbow could
be seen a few feet above tbe engine, and reach
ing to the ground on either side. It was a
beautiful sight, and remained as long as the en
gineer released steam from the engine.
Experiments have recently been made
at Kiel by the German naval authorities on
torpedoes made of paper and worked by elec
tricity. The results are said to have been very
satisfactory. The torpedo is about 11 feet long
by 16 inches in diameter, and is made ofH2 lay
ers of paper 11 inches thick, compressed and
varnlsneu. The motor Is mounted on three
paper ribs, and driven from the ship or shore
by a cable, the steering and ignition of the
charge being controlled through the same
The Austrian man-of-war Said?, which
is now visiting our waters, is splendidly
eqnipped with electrical appliances, Including
two powerful electric search Ilchts, together
with electrical devices which enable each indi
vidual gunner to fire his gun by pressins: a but
ton; or a whole broadside can be fired simultan
eously from tbe captain's bridge by a similar
arrangement. The officers speak highly of tbe
efficiency of these appliances, and state that
their entire navy is being equipped with elec
tric devices.
A company It being formed in StLouis,
rMoto Introduce the writing telegraph ma
chines. It is proposed to operate them on the
telephone system, having a central office con
necting with all the private or public instru
ments. If a business man wanurto hold a con
versation with a customer or friend he pulls a
little lever, which rings a bell at the central of
fice. He then writes down on his plate the
number desired, tho connection Is made, and
he proceeds to write down his message, which
Is Immediately reproduced In the same hand
writing at the other, end.
A Pennsylvania editor answers a cor
respondent who propuunds the query, "Did
you ever see a baldheaded women?" in the fol
lowing strain: "No, we never did. Nor did
we ever see a woman waltzing around town In
her sblrt sleeves with a cigar between her teeth.
We never saw a woman go Ashing with a bottle
In her hip pocket, sit around on the damp
ground all day, and go home "boozed" in the
evening. Neither have we seen a woman yank
off her coat, spit on her hands, and swear she
could whip any man in town. All of the fore
going "privileges are reserved for menJ'
Assistant District Attorney William
Travers Jerome, of New York, has returned
from his vacation with an experience that has
been accepted as a warning by those of his
friends whose vacations are yet in- prospect.
He appeared In court minus tbfloreflnger of
fit lft tianrt ThA HtnmnM tbil mAmhpftniI
'fcU badly lacerated secoou finger were swathed
in several thicknesses' ot cotton and oilskin.
Mr. Jerome srud ner naa neen nsuinginLake
Champlain fur skoscalonge. He captured one
that was longer than his boat, whose side tbe
brute split with a flap of bis tall. Before the
boat sank Mr. Jerome inserted the gaff in tbe
creature's gills. Tbis instrument tbe fish
promptly swallowed, handle and all, and when
Ms laws came together two of Mr. Jerome's
fingers were between tbem. Tbe result was
tbat Mr. Jerome's finger had to he ampu
When a vessel hugs the shore what fol
lows? Why, a little smack on the beach, to bo
sure. Baltimore American.
Landlady to her star boarder Mr. De
Nice, what wonld you call this noonday meal,
lunch or luncheon? Star boarder (surveying the
scanty array) Neither. Philadelphia Prut.
He came into town leelinz fanny
Ne'er again will he reel so, alas I
He not only blew in his money.
But be went and he blew out the gas.
KttD lor Evening Sun,
"1 hear that Harry has left his wife.
What was the matter, I wonder? Couldn't he sup
port her?"
J.o; she was Insupportable." Bolton Tran
teript. "Are yon fond of diamonds, Mr. De
Bmythe?"sald a young lady. "Well," said he,
absent-mindedly, "that would naturally depend
on what was trumps, wonldn't lVt"Wattilngton
He That seems to be a remarkably cross
dog of yours. She Yes, he Is a little Ill-tempered,
but I can overlook all that. Be saved my life
once. He did? Then, of course, you feel grateful
toward him. If no ona else does Terrs Haute
Qirls always find it hard to choose
Fancy the'r reason overspreads
She likes a wild one when she woos.
A tame one vhen she weds.
Iftio Xork Evening Sun.
"That was a very brave act of yonrs in
stopping tbe runaway horse, young man. Here's
a hundred dollar bill for you." "That's a good
dealer money for me." "Nonsensel When a
man saves my life I believe In paying M"i what It
Is worth." i'pocA.
She There! I've upset that vase and
spilled the water all over me.
Us (sympathetlcally)-Too bad. How will yon
dry your hand?
She (a divine inspiration lighting up her face)
Can't you ring It for zntlEingnamton Republi
can. Messenger (going through Western rail
way train) Want dinner at Scroggt Corners?
Starving passenger-Indeed X do. Messenger
One dollar, please. Passenger What do yon
want pay In advance far? Messenger Sometimes
the train Is late an' don't stop. Stv lor
Wtk&. r
Oriental rug dealer I assure ,Tan,
madam, that this is a genslne prayer rag. It Is
BO years old, and was used In a mosque for many
years. Mrs. Tlnselbrsda (Indignantly) Do I look
like a person who bays second band articles, sir?
II you've got any sew rags wta plenty of red In
em. you may show 'em to .-. Foul rtmHTii