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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, AUGUST U, 1889.
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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY, AUG. 11, 1SS8L
THE RULE OF THE MOB.
The riots which discredited labor, and
cast a doubt upon the adequacy of law to
protect individual rights, in the coke region
yesterday, were committed by an alien and
ignorant element in the ranks of labor.
Nevertheless it is the sort of thing which
inevitably reacts to the disadvantage of
labor and cannot be permitted to go on
without weakening all the ties of law and
If industrial concerns in which the em
ployers and employes have come to a full
agreement cannot go to work without danger
of having their works attacked by a disor
derly mob, of having the property destroyed
nnd the men beaten very nearly to the
point of murder, what protection is there
for sober and peaceful industry in this coun
try? Both sides must share the responsibil
ity lor this sort of thing. The employers
affl to be charged largely with the presence
among their men of foreigners who have little
knowledge and less care for the supremacy
of law. The labor leaders have had some
share in letting this class see that wages
disputes are to be won by demonstrations of
mob iorce, until the ignorant mob reaches
the point of declaring that they will let no
one work at all till they get ready.
This sort of thing must be stopped. It is
well to have great and active industry; it is
far better to have the community ruled by
law, and the rights of peaceable workmen
SHOOTING AT LAWBHEAKEES.
The shooting of a man who was resisting
arrest, by an officer yesterday, is made the
Eubject of complaint. The law on this sub
ject has been clearly defined more than
once. The officer has no right to resort to
fatal weapons, in the ordinary police cases,
except in self-defense. The statement of
this case is to the effect that the officer was
in no such danger. Bus it may be well to
remember that the statements come from
a quarter that is notoriously prejudiced
against the guardians of the peace, and
that the subjects of the arrest are promi
nent for their readiness to resist the police.
Promiscuous shooting on the part of officers
must be stopped ; but the judicious use, in
the "Yellow Bow" quarter, as in the Owl
gang district, may have a salutary effect.
A HEW TKADE DEPASTURE.
A new commercial feature has just been
experimented with in Philadelphia, with
results that indicate the possibility of a new
departure in the methods of seeking trade.
As inaugurated by the commercial travelers
of Philadelphia, it consisted in bringing
buyers from the West to that city, and of
showing them what could be done there in
the way of selling them the best lines of
roods on the most attractive terms. The
inducement was a free excursion to Phila
delphia, and the report of the affair in the
Philadelphia papers warrants the belief
that it has been successful in extending the
trade of that city.
In the first place this idea, started by the
commercial travelers, indicates a departure
from the usual methods of the drummers in
seeking to make trade at the stores of their
customers, to the idea of bringing their
customers to the central market once more.
This is a partial reaction from the drum
ming practice which has taken the place of
the old method of having retail merchants
visit the central markets once or twice each
year. But it is supplemented by the enter
prise of bringing the buyers free of expense
to the place where their trade is desired, in
such a way as to leave the old method far
behind. Something of the same sort was
done in the glass trade recently here, and
the success of the Philadelphia enterprise
in attracting buyers on the wholesale scale,
might profitably be emulated by Pittsburg's
great manufactured staples.
A SIGH OF REFORM.
There is instruction in the comment of
that dashing organ of the New York move
ment for the International Exposition of
1892, the New York Sun, upon Chicago's
efforts for the sme prize, to the effect that
"It is amusing to see Chicago putting her
Eolc trust in Congress. Before raising a
cent she has begun to appeal to Congress."
This being something very mnch like what
New York has done, we take it as a hopeful
sign that the Exposition boomers of the
metropolis have begun to reform. We hope
that the Sun will warn the New Yorkers
against following the mistaken idea which
it charges to Chicago. The proposal in
New York to raise a ten million dollar loan
for the World's Fair is a very good one; but
instead of making it a recommendation that
it appeals to rich and poor alike it should
be understood in New York that the capi
talists of that city owe a duty of promptly
taking up.the whole loan. The cities which
wish the Exposition should understand that
money talks; bnt talk about money is
There never was a time when .60 many
people took summer "vacations" as now. It
is within the recollection of the merely mid
dle-aged, not to speak of the old, when few
thought either of stopping work or of going
to the country or the seashore, even though
the weather, fifteen or twenty years back,
did seem insufferably hot compared with the
exceeding mild and damp summers we have
now. The old custom was to keep right on
with the work. Long hours and unending
application were the rule. Merchants are
still living who remember when it was no
uncommon thing for many lines of business,
which would now smile at such a sugges
tion, to keep the stores open" after supper,
and when a whole hour at midday for em
ployes would have been looked upon as a
wild innovation tending directly to ruin
No custom is more to be commenced than
the one of vacations and change of scene for
toilers. Both mind and body are refreshed.
The excursions to the seaside, the' camping
out of organized parties, the week or ten days
at the farmhouse or in the mountains, make
a delightful break. in the routine work of the
year. It is not the idlers or the wealthy who
get the real enjoyment from the summer
vacation, but those who are busiest
before and after. Nor is it at the fashion
able resorts, where style is on parade and
personal display the object, that the best is
to be had for the time and money. Those
with such ends in view have no special
need for a vacation, excepting from that
most dreadful fatigue, the fatigue of doing
nothing. It is the toilers, not the idlers,
who have the real enjoyment in the summer
vacation; and their one or two weeks' relief
from the desk, or the shop, or the mill, in
midsummer, is usually fuller of delight and
recreation to them than the idle, or compar
atively idle, folk find in their immunity
from labor through the whole year.
EDUCATION FOE THE SOUDANESE.
The entire defeat and practical extermi
nation of the Dervish army, which under
took only ashort time ago the work of con
quering the world by the route of the lower
Nile, is likely to put a quietus for 6ome
time upon the professed mission on the part
of the Soudanese Moslems of putting the
whole of Christendom to the edge of the
sword. While the warfare was carried on in
the deserts the Soudanese were well able to
cope with the forces of civilization by the
aid of their great allies, the tropical sun
and the sandy wastes of their own country.
But their attempt to carry the conquest be
yond the Soudan, both as made by Osman
Digma upon the Red Sea and by Nad El
Njuma on the lower- Nile, has met with
such disaster that the fanatical idea of ex
terminating Christianity has probably re
ceived a permanent check.
This discouragement is not to be attributed
wholly to the dislike of the Soudanese to be
ing slaughtered by the military engineery
which civilization opposes to them. Their
religion teaches them that the greatest good
fortune which can befall a Moslem is to die
in battle for the advancement of his faith.
But even Moslem fanaticism requires the
encouragement of snecess to keep up its
faith. While they were successful in the
task of expelling the unbelievers from the
Soudan, their belief grew and their numbers
increased, but when they find that the re
ligion of the Prophet is not able to contend
with armed steamers and Krupp guns, their
unquestioning iaith in the destiny of that
nation to conquer the entire civilization that
is behind those steamers and cannon, must
necessarily receive a rude shock.
In other words, General Grenfell's cam
paign on the Nile may be styled a grim, but
effective, campaign of education. .It has
taught the Soudanese that their religious
crusade against the rest of the world is like
ly to suffer wreck when pitted against the
resources of civilized nations. The lesson
may be salutary, and certainly seems to be
A PROMISING PROGRAMME.
Among the good things now promised to
Pittsburg are: An Exposition; newly paved
streets; one big park with several little ones;
street railways running by cable or electric
ity in every direction; several new gas lines;
river improvement to make better naviga
tion around the cities and to help traffic with
the Southern ports.
This is a handsome programme. Private
enterprise has done wonders in building up
Pittsburg since 1879. Public spirit should
now come to the front and make the city
second to none in attractions as a .place of
The $40,000,000 moire business which Pitts
burg has done so far in 1889, as compared
with 1888, tells in figures tersely its own
story of the strides oi the place which so
long afo as by George Washington was
picked out as the site of a future great city.
Everybody will wait with curious interest
for the census returns of next year to show
the increase of population. Excepting by
some of the magical new cities of the West,
such as Minneapolis and St. Paul, Pitts
burg's percentage of increase will not be
The doubts that were aroused as to what
the people of the cities of Minneapolis and
St. Paul would do, after they had exhausted
the directory dispute as to their respective
population, is now solved. One of the
papers announces in flaming headlines that
the attendance at the circus eclipsed that of
the other city. In some places this might
be regarded as an unreliable basis for esti
mate of population, but as all the people of
Minneapolis and St. Paul, who have money
enough, Ita to the circus, the returns of the
entrance money are regarded as conclusive.
Competition in this line will be highly en
joyed by the circus interests.
The Knights of Labor condemn the riot
ous proceedings 00 the Hungarians in the
coke regions; and similar action would be
pertinent with regard to the strikers near
Braddock. All true friends of labor must
know that the cause of the workingman is
most injured when it is placed under the
rule of unlicensed mob law.
It is said that the failure to advance the
price of coke is due to the refnsal of one
firm to come into the price agreement. But
if it costs more than a dollar per ton to pro
duce coke, what is the need of waiting for
any firm to agree to an advance? The firm
that sells the most coke below the fair cost
of production, including the cost of the
plant, will.be the most out of pocket by the
operation; and these who turn'away losing
business will be the most ahead by it Com
binations are unnecessary, except to put the
price a good deal above cost
The information that Mrs. Maybrick is
.to be hanged not for runnier, of which the
evidence is slight, but for her confessed infi
delity to the marriage tie, reveals the
hitherto unsuspected fact that adultery is a
capital offense in England. This raises ap
prehensions of a coming decimation of the
ranks of the aristocracy.
TUB absence from the platform of the
Harrisburg. convention of any reference to
civil service reform, ballot reform, railroad
reform, and the abolition of trusts, is calcu
lated to create the impression that in the
opinion of the Republican politicians this
is not a reform year. There is reason to be
lieve that our Republican friends think
that all the reform necessary was secured
when they got upon the inside of the Gov
THE remarkable rainfall of this year is
not without its obvious purposes. It has
proved adequate to lay the dust in Pitts
burg. So far as can be seen, no other means
of disposing of that nuisance has been pro
vided. An esteemed New York cotemporary as
sures its Western friend's that thp Wash
ington arch "will adorn the entrance to the
Fifth avenue when the great Exhibition
opens at New York in 1892." If it could
add to that assurance the one that the long
ptomised Grant monument will be com
pleted at that time, it would elevate the
reputation of New York, in the opinion ol
-he country at large, by an indefinite
The people who contemplate traveling to
Europe are-at present engaged in denounc
ing the coming ocean race, and waiting to
see which steamer wins, in order, that they
may take it when they next go across.
New Yoek is chuckling over the fact
'that the Western merchants whomWana-
maker brought East to buy goods of Phila
delphia are now' coming to New York,
which does not at all detract from the enter
prise of the great Philadelphia merchant,
but puts New York in the n'ofvery dignified
position of grabbing for the crumbs of trade
which are to be had after Wanamaker is
through with his customers.
Three deaths from that gas pipe explo
sion prove that tests with compressed air
require as careful handling as the gas the
danger of which the compressed air tests are
intended to prevent
The declaration of the small kingdom of
Greece, that if the other European powers
do not interfere in behalf of Crete against
Turkey, she will take a hand in the game
and play it alone, may not be very discreet,
but it is decidedly plucky. A little of the
same sort of backbone developed by bigger
nations might bring out some new and inter
esting features of European politics.
TnE good. Colonel Elliott F. Shepard is
reported to have emptied the benches at
Chautauqua almost as promptly as If he
had quoted texts at his audience.
Senaiob Delamateb's speech at the
State Convention is highly approved by
the Philadelphia Press; but the Press omits
to enlarge upon its chief characteristic,
namely, its remarkable resemblance to the
plftform, adopted after the speech was
delivered. This permits the inference that
the speech and the platform were drawn up
by the same master hand.
Hawaiian politics are apparently get
ting to be as much sport of petty revolutions
as was formerly the case with the Central
When we remember that the town of
Seattle was burned out, at about the date of
the Johnstown disaster, and then read that
the same town railed a carload of provisions
and $16,000 in cash to send to the Spokane
Falls sufferers, we are afforded a basis for
new and enlarged ideas upon the uncon
querable enterprise of the Northwestern
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Farjeon, the popular English novelist rat-J
ties oil bis stories on the typewriter Just as
though he were playing the accompaniment to
a comic song.
The Prince of Wales Is Colonel of this and
that regiment and draws a salary for duties
which he does not pretend to perform, fie
pets a large salary for being a field marshal,
and does nothing tor it
Geoeoe Sand made 1,000,000 francs by her
literary labors, and gave it all away exoept 20,
000 which she invested in order that, in case
she fell sick, her herb tea would not cost her
Edgar Saltus, whose novels or an erotic
rot character have gained a certain notoriety
among an uncertain class of readers, has gone
to Italy for the purpose of farther inflaming
his already rather warm imagination. His
prico for a short story is 250.
Stanford, Crocker, Colton and Hopkins,
the projectors of the Pacific Railroad, had not
among them all money enough to buy a supper
when they started, but by the snecess of their
magnificent enterprise, they became railroad
kings, with a torture of twenty millions apiece.
Hawthorne had not the least taste or feel
ing for art but because bo thought it bis duty
when' in Italy, ho wearily dragged himself
through picture galleries, though admitting to
himself that it was a great -trial, as he conld
not take in more than a few objects at a time.
He thought be could appreciate sculpture, but
as to pictures he was in a hopeless state of con
8am Bowles, the founder of the Springfield,
Mass., Republican, began his life work so early
that on his deathbed, he said, he had had very
little boyhood. He had no aptitude for manual
labor, no relish for boys' sports could not
make a kite or drive a nail but he was a hard
student and great reader. When ho became a
journalist he displayed a push, an energy and
ambition that proved that he was the right
man in the right place.
Bishop Keane, the rector of the Catholic
University which will be opened at Washington
in the coming autumn, did not display any
marked ability at school. He was very fond of
cakes and candy, bnt won few prizes, and none
of the first order. Hts studious tastes de
veloped when he went to. college to prepare for
the priesthood, which he did at the age of 20,
after a brief experience as a clerk in a book
Strength In Her Yolce.
from the Chicago Times. J
An Italian torpedo-boat and a Russian corvet
have arrived at Candia, Crete. It looks as
though the powers were falling over them
selves in their efforts to comply with Greece's
demand. Greece doesn't say much as amis,
bnt when she does lift up her voice the tin
pans in the-cellar get up and do a dance.
As Big as a Yoke of Steers.
From the Boston Globe.:
A man who had evidently come some distance
to see the President Wednesday, created much
merriment by remarking, as the nation's head
stood by tho side of the Mayor: "They're about
the size of a good 2-year-old yoke o' steers, by
gosh: but they're darned big fellers all the
A Dlfflcnlt Task.
From the Chicago Mall.?
President Harrison is at Bar Harbor with Mr.
Blaine. He is there jnst to lazy around and
think up schemes for making one fat office sat
isfy a dozen hungering claimants. If he solves
this he will bavo.done a pretty fair week's
Rlddleberjrer's Course Commended.
Prom the St PaulTloncer Press.
Ex-Senator Rlddleberger. has gone to raising
cotton. This Is better than raising in the Sen
ate the place of whose existence Mr. Ingersoll
is In doubt '
"Do you speak French, Mr. President?"
"Only a little. I have got as far a Jen sais
This Year's Style.
From the Columbus Dlspatch.J
Treasurers'- account! are being won Very
abort uus season.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Atlantic City's Big- Appetite The Homnnnt
of a Hairpin Bnrr Mcintosh on Deck
Tho Shady Sldo nnd Otber.SIiles of
At dinner the other day in sound of the sea
waves which, by the way, were rollicking in the
sunshine that day rather than sad, 1 happened
to remark to my vis-a-vis that I guessed he was
disgusted at my enormous'appetita. With an
appetite sharpenedTceenly by the salt air I had
alarmed myself even by disposing of an im
"Do not apologize," replied my friend, '
have been trotting a few beats with Captain
French, of Atlantic City, and large appetites
will never excite my surprise again. You know
No. I regret to say I don't" I replied.
"Then you have not met one of the largest
lions Atlantic City possesses. He u an old sea
dog; was a captain for years and years, and still
lives in sight of the sea or on it in his sloop.
About 65 years old. be weighs 375 pounds, and
he is built on massive lines. When I met him
a week or two ago about the first thing he said
to me was: 'Xtold my wife I wasn't feeling
well this morning and I dropped down to the
Hotel Malatesta for breakfast All I could
get away with was 157 clams and about half a
pound of pork.'
"Another day I was with him at Grassy Bay,
when he ate five or six pounds of perch a fish
of which be. is very fond and 'about four
pounds ol beefsteak. After seeing him do this
1 was not surprised to hear that in view oi the
fact that his f amilylaIso possess healthy appe
tites be buys a whole ox when he wants a little
meat for the table at home.
"Mind you, this is npt fiction. Any fre
quenter of Atlantic City will tell you that I am
not exaggerating. Another time Captain
French was Invited out to dinner with five or
six friends. As the party sat down to dinner,
the host at the head of the table, before whom
a fine goose was set said: 'Now, gentlemen,
help yourselves.' Captain French took him at
his word, and quietly drawing to him the goose
held on to it till its bones were clean enough
for pipe stems. So I beg you won't apologize
for any little, appetite you may be able to
THE BOJIAUNT OP A HAIRPIN.
' Gray little Quaker, quiet-eyed,
Cooped in the corner of a car,
I watched you leaf from tear divide
In that poor novel ".Like a Star."
Your paper-knlle, I do declare.
Was but hairpin from your hair.
And while the hairpin led the way,
I saw yon smile from page to page,
And nod your head as if to say:
Thlsstory doth my heart engage."
Bat suddenly, unlike a lamb.
You that the volume with a slam.
"What did the precious heroine do?
Prove false, though most divinely fair?
Or die untimely? Would I knew
That I might make the placid air
Wherein that novelist exists
A very hurricane of fists.
Ah I would that I might pen a tale.
All fashioned for your ears alone;
A little ship with silver sail
From sapphire seas of Eros flown.
But not Ton put the hairpin back
And left the train at Hackensacfcl
The very first person I met as I turned on to
Broadway In New York the other day was big
bodied and big-hearted Burr Mcintosh. He
was in splendid health and spirits, although the
failure of his watering place tour and a family
grief would have excused his looking sad. It
is Impossible to knock out Burr, if he will
pardon the familiarity, with fists or reverses.
He stands to-day smiling and ready tor the next
But although he has had some hard luck, and
the loss of his brother a day or two ago mas:
have been a very severe blow to him, he is
facing the future bravely. This season will
find him still upon the stage, and this time as
the leading juvenile in Arthur Rohan's com
pany, which I understand is to be one of the
best straight comedy organizations fan the
road. From air sides I hear a brilliant career
predicted for Mr. Mcintosh. He did well in
"The Boggarth" year before last better with
Helen Barry last year, and be is likely to be
still better salted in Daly's "Lottery of Lore,'.'
in which he will have for companions J. -St.
Byley, the amazingly clever comedian, and
Madeline Lucetto and other good people.
Ryley and Lucotte, by the way, have deserted
the comic opera stage for good, they say. It
really seems as if the comic opera of the
future will be devoid of humor if the comedi
ans now engaged in it do not improve.
"Do you think the joke in that paragraph is
apparent?" asked the professional punster.
"It is old enough to be a parent" replied the
stern managing editor with a glassy stare.
THE SHADY SIDE.
When flies the dust adown the road.
As rolls the groaning harvest load
Toward the barn upon the hlU;
When summer's stopped the water mill.
When katydids the frost foretell.
And apples ruddy grow and swell.
That man is mad who doesn' t ride
Or walk upon the shady side.
'Til all the same where'er yon be
Blch man or poor, bond sla e or free,
tlnter den Linden or Broadway,
Pall Mall or shores of far Cathay.
When coats and consciences are light
With Borneo's who love the night
Few men there are who need a guide
To lead them to the shady side.
Yet when the racking years roll by,
And youth's illusions fade and fly,
"When earthly pleasures tasteless grow,
And sin and sorrow shadows throw
Across the whole horizon here.
When autumn comes with visage sere,
Man shrinks as from a deadly tide
From life's descending shady side.
A LUCKI STAGE DRIVES. '
He Elope With a Pretty Girl Who After
ward Inherits 8140,000.
rsrxciAi. txxxokax to the dispatch.!
NrwYOEK, August 20. William Underbill
used to drive the stage between Oyster Bay
and Locust Valley, L. L Three years ago he
married Miss Clara Mason, the pretty daughter
of James Mason, a retired merchant who had
lost all his money. The Masons were cousins
of Louis Hamersley, whose widow recently mar
ried the Duke of Marlborough. They felt
above yonng Underbill in a social position and
be bad to run away with pretty Clara in order
to marry her.
When Louis Hamersley died tbe Mason
family contested his will, but under the decis
ion of tbe Surrogate of New York, tbe Duch
ess of Marlborough got the estate. Things
looked blue for the Masons, but a year ago old
Joshua Jones died suddenly at tbe New York
Hotel. He was Mr. Mason's cousin. He owned
the row of white marble houses at Fifth ave
nue and Fifty-eighth street and left an estate
valued at $.000,000. Old Mr. Jones left $140..
000 to each of Mr. Mason's, children, of whom
there are six. Clara Mason, now Mrs. Under
bill, of cdurse got her share and now tho former
stage driver and his wife have gone to spend
the summer in Europe.
HE WANTED A DIVISION.
Why A. J. Orton Sent Scurrilous Letters to
tSraCIAtTZXrOBAMTO TH DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, August 10. Azarlah Jackson J
Orton, who sent scurrilous letters to President
Harrison, Jay Gould and other famous men,
was brought before United States Commission
er Shields this morning. (
He said that his purpose in writing tho letters
was to demonstrate the inequality in the distri
bution of wealth in this country, and, having
failed to ventilate bis views through the medium.
of tbe press, be decided to address tbe accumu
lators of vast riches individually. Orton was
held in 2,500 bonds.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
A. C Uoyer,' Esq.
The County Bar Association win in eet on Mon
day to take action on tbe death of A. O. Hoyer,
Esq. Tnls well-knowq lawyer died at Mt Clemens,
Mich., on Friday evening. He was a sufferer from
rheumatism and a variety of complaints, anu had
been accustomed to spend s part of each summer
at Mt. Clemens. Although only a young man, the
deceased had held many important offlces during
his lifetime. He was elected to the City Council
before he was XI years or age, and was Solicitor
for the old Poor Board Department before
It was merged Into the Department of
Public Charities. A fluent speaker and a
good political worker, his services were
much in demand during the -campaigns.- He
was making rapid progress in his profession, and
bad acquired s host of friends. His rather la a
pnddltng boss.m Varnegle's Union milts, oneof
his sisters is I teaeber in the Fifteenth ward
cnhoola. and anol-uer Is tha Ifn At uv J v
.Hanaall in Beaver rrtntr. ' -'
THE PRINTING DOES NOT IMPROVE.
Tronble in the Government Bureau of En.
craving- and Printing.
" tsrSCt-L tLXGBAat TO TUB DISPATCH.l
Washington. August 10. On account of
Its peculiar business of making money, the
affairs of the Bureau ot Engraving and Print
ing are always of interest to a great number
of people who keep Tretty well Informed as to
what is going on. Among these the manage
ment ot the new bnreauchlef, Mr. Mereditb, is
tbe subject of a good deal of discussion. Be
cause it was well understood before his appoint
ment that be was in sympathy with organized
labor and with the movement to abolish the
steam presses and improve the quality of the
printing of Government securities, belreceived
the hearty support of labor organizations here
and elsewhere. In fact 'these organizations
were the means of his withdrawing from his
candidacy for the office of Government
Printer, and presenting his application for the
office ho now holds. It was expected by all
who supported him and made him and his
candidacy popular, that be would do every
thing possible to further tho reform of the
office begun by abolishing the steam presses.
It was supnosed that tbe disappearance of the
presses would be followed speedily by tbe
abolition of the little Clique which upheld the
presses and fought inch by inch. In company
with ther late Chief Graves, every effort to
bring back the printing and engraving of the
public securities to at least tho -standard of
exceUence that obtained previous to tne In
troduction of the steam pi esses. Assistant
Chief Sullivan is the head of this clique.
When Meredith took charge of the office It
was his declaredlntentlon to get rid of Sulli
van and bis lieutenants as eoonjas possible,
but Instead of that he appears to have fallen
into their hands and is allowing them to run
the bureau as they please, even to the point
of promoting some of their own crowd and
reducing others not of the clique. Sullivan is
in reality the chief and Meredith a figure head.
Nothing is being dono in tbe way of reorganiz
ing the office in the Interests of improved
work, but on the contrary things are being run
in a slipshod style calculated to make the en
graving and band work more indifferent than
ever. At least all of these things and mnch
more, are charged against the conduct of the
bureau by officials of tho Treasury-Department
whose positions necessarily make them familiar
with the operations of the bureau.
AN OCEAN MYSTERI SOLVED.,
A Supposed Island Found to be Nothing
' bnt an Enormous Dead Whale.
' Philadelphia, August 10. The Captain of
the bark Otto, which has just arrived at this
port solved a curious ocean mystery on the
voyage here, and long puzzled navigators and
hjdrographers all over the country are laugh
ing over the Jules Veme-llko solution of a
problem which has been bothering them for
tbe past six months. Some time ago a mys
terious island was reported to hare appeared
south ot Newfoundland, or, nautically speak
ing, in latitude 15 north, longitude 55" west
The bark Otto? from Harburg, commanded by
Captain Grnndsen, passed the mysterious island
on the voyage to this City. Captain Grundsen
is of an Investigating turn of mind, and when
his lookout reported the island abeam the Cap
tain decided to see more of it and tacked tbe
Otto up closo to the dark mass which appeared
above the surface of the water. Thousands of
birds were flying above it and a school of
sharks fled before the vessel's approach.
Upon approaching close to the supposed
island Captain Grundsen's astonishment was
intense when he found that the great mass was
apparently floating upon the bosom of the
ocean. Ho was still further amazed, upon sail
ing nearer to it to find that be was approach
ing an enormous dead whale, which had been
floating upon tbe swells of the sea for many
The monster, from the Captain's description,
is probably the largest whale ever seen in At
lantic waters. According to Captain Grundsen's
statement backed .by those of his crew, the
animal was fully 100 feet long and 35 feet broad.
The body was considerably decomposed, but
was bloated enormously. The entire mass
above water was covered with birds, which rose
in screaming clouds as the vessel approached,
while under water It was surrounded with
sharks, some of enormous size.
BE JUMPS LIKE A BABBIT.
Wonderful Effect of the Elixir of Lifo on a
Newark, N. J., August 10. A startling
story comes from Buffington, up in Sussex
county. ?asper Crouse. 82 years old, has re
cently been treated with the "elixir of life" of
Dr. Browd-Sequard by a local physician. A
portion of a rabbit was used as the injection.
After a week the old man grew perceptibly
stronger. His youth seemed to return. Then
strange changes occurred. He left off eating
meat and took to devouring raw cabbage
leaves, lettuce and clover with avidity. He
nibbled at the leaves like a rabbit Then the
old man's step grew springy, and gradually the
spring has developed Into the jump, jump of
the rabbit His body became stronger, but bis
reason has nearly departed.
At the present time Crouse is nothing bnt a
two-legged rabbit with all tho habits of the
animal, portions of whose body was used as an
elixir. If a dog barks be makes long jumps
until be reacbes home. Yesterday he dug a
large hole In the ground with his hands. The
Doctor and his family are now thoroughly
alarmed. No more elixir is being given
HE SATED THE BOI'S LIFE.
.William Hendricks Shows His Presenca of
Blind br an Act of Heroism.
rsrXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, August 10. A little boy slipped
and fell before a huge roll of paper which was
being tumbled from a truck to the side
walk on Park Row this morning. For an In
stant the boy's death was imminent William
Hendricks, 33 years old, saw the boy's danger,
thrust out his leg and received on it the weight
df the roll. Hendricks' leg was broken just
above the ankle and the boy's life was saved.
THIETEEN TEETH EXTRACTED.
The Operation Followed by Blindness and
the Patient's Death.
Lexington, Kt- August 10. Mrs. Chas. E.
Britton, of Jessamine county, came to the city
to-day to have some teeth extracted and went
to a dentist Dr. Galbreath. He extracted ,13
teeth without the use of an anesthetic. After
that she took whisky as a stimulant After
chatting pleasantly she complained that she
was blind and that ber head was bursting. She
died some time afterward, tbe trouble being
congestion of tbe brain.
Jnst Llko Ordinary "Mortals,
From the Alta California.!
The Sultan and the Shah will not meet They
are too big. The code of Oriental etiquette
provides no formula for an encounter. But a
green cucumber will double them both up jnst
the same as if they were common clodhoppers.
The Progressive West.
From the Chicago Trlbune.1
Westward the star ot Missouri's empire
takes its way. The train robbery in Utah two
or three days ago was a much more imposing
and successful affair than the one near Kansas
City last week.
From the Baltimore American. 1 ,
As a poet Dr. Holmes can perform an opera
tion Impossible to him as a surgeon he can cut
off the feet of his poems wlthaut making his
In vain we search the annals of crime
For so monstrous a thieras old Father Time.
Still no earthly being can boast of tbe power
To hold the old robber in bondage an hour.
Onward he marches at a furious pace,! ,
Never halting a moment in the terrible race,
And this hoary old monster la only content
When on errands of plunder his footsteps are bent
Be robs uS or beauty, of youth and or grace,
Hl bows the fair form and dlsflgres the face.
Bis rude footmarks leave deeper their Impress
And be turns the brown locks and the golden to
He pauses not In his hasty career
To count o'er his treasures 'at the cjose of the
But moves bravely on, new victories to meet
Scarcely viewing the trophies that are laid at bis
Bis murderous scythe never rests In the sheath;
Be mows thousands down at one pestilent breath;
He will reign in the future as he reigned in the
He has swept all before him and will to tbe last
Thro ugh ages eternal this monarch-will wind
Hts way fiercely onward, for bis years never end.
And legions of angels, with their pencils and
Will measure the space as kit car onward rolls.
rrrrwEsxp. mass., am. a. ' t
THE WORLD'S EIP0SITI08.
Arguments In Favor of Washington as Its
Site -A Matterof Politics The Facilities
of the Capital as Compared With Other
tcoBBXsroxDzxcx or the dispatch.
Washington, D. C, August 9. The great
local and national question of the present is
the Exposition of 1KB, which will commemorate
tbe centenary ot tbe rediscovery of America,
600 years after the Norwegians under. Lief
Ericsson bad.discovered and failed to utilize
We are Just a llttle"cranky" about It here, as
we think that the capital is the proper place
for it and nobody can argue us out of the con
viction. I think I am justified In assuming
that if the late lamented Christopher Columbus
had possessed a foresight of the character of
United States politics, the peculiar periodicity
of the national elections and the importance on
these occasions of keeping each State free
from all extraordinary and extraneous influ
ences, he would have timea his discovery that
the Centennial celebration would not fall upon
a year when tbe national election is held. This,
at Hast If he had been a champion of New
York as the place for the fair. Possibly he did
foresee the whole business, and felt so kindly a
premonitory sensation for the magnificent
capital to be, that he timed his coming exactly
that the centenary wonld occur in a year ot
general elections, when it must appear to a
child that the neutral and unpolitical ground
of the District would be the only safe grouneV
in the Union.
New York claims the great fair, but New
York had better beware. The condition of her
politics and the relations of tbe two great
parties in the State make it imperative that no
doubt should be thrown upon the honesty of
the national contest of November, 1S92. It will
be a contest ofintense excitement New York
will be the battleground. Naturally tho con
trolling spirits will bo designated by the city
government which is dominated by Tammany.
Nobody who knows the past record Jof Tam
many will for a moment suppose that the
schemers of that remarkable organization
would hesitate to "colonize" a sufficient
number of thousands ot Democrats as em
ployes of tbe great exposition to make sure
the calling and eleetion of the candidate for
President of the Democratic party. Such a
result, accomplished by such means, would
never bo tolerated by the Republican party,
and thus the world wonld witness a complica
tion far more serious than tbat of 1878, which
probably conld not be settled by returning
boards and electoral commissions, and which
would possibly plunge the country Into civil
war, and all the result of tbe greed of New
York tobave spent within ber borders the
millions which would be expended by visitors.
Arguments In Favor of Washington.
Aside from this really serious consideration
the question is one of fitness and facilities. As
to fitness there can be no question that Wash
ington is tbe place. All the romance and
sentiment of a country from its discovery to its
present must be concentrated at the capital.
There are found- unquestionably tbe repre
sentatives of every part of the whole. Both
the political and social atmospheres are repre
sentative. In miking international acquaint
ances the capital 'of all other cities is the
proper place for the Introduction. Here are
the pictures and monuments and srilrit
ot our progress and institutions dis
played in the vast piles of the
public buildings. New York and other
cities exceed us In the brute commercial force
that drives great populations together under
dur competitive system, but in none of these
cities are structures so imposing and so Sug
gestive of the immeasurable busyness .and
worldwide importance of the aggregation of
States. New York Vainly claims to be
metropolitan. To the experienced it is mis
erably provincial. It Is a grea't international
enttepot, but in its spirit superficial appear
ance and government it is narrow and sordid,
unnational, the expositor of a province pnly,
as well as a corrupter both as a municipality
and a commonwealth. In every way Wash
ington represents an immeasurably broader,
more catholic and more1 international im
pulse. The hand that Is reached out from here
to the foreigner whom we would cnltivate for
mutual benefit ' not the loiig, lean
claw-like band of greed, but the broad, soft
generous palm of the statesman anddIplomat
which warms and magnetizes, not clutches and
robs. Of course tho intention is to rob, all th
same. In a way, but here we suggest in theories
and enactment a sort of reciprocal robbery
which is gentle and statesmanlike, and not the
"money-or-your-llfe" stylo of the commercial
metropolis, which elects its Governors and law
makers one year and sends them to the peni
tentiary the next or what is worse, connives at
their escape from justice.
This is a nice phase of the subject and af
fords so great temptation tbat I can hardly re
frain from continuing rhetorically and epithet
lcally to abuse New York and put a fine color
upon Washington, but I wapt to touch a mo
ment on a more practical phase of the matter.
New York's Facilities.
New York claims superior facilities for enter
tainment and transportation, and in this
grossly misrepresents tbe facts. In New York
the exposition buildings must be placed at
least six, and more probably ten miles from
tbat part of the city where only the mass of
visitors can find lodging and board. With
double the existing facilities the crowds which
will undoubtedly be in attendance could
hardly be transported one way daring a whole
day. At Philadelphia, the last day of the ex
position of 1876, nearly 20,000 people could notd
reach the entrance oi tne Duuuings ataii,ana
of those who did gain admission thousands
could not get away from tbe grounds till mid
night No city of this land has or can con
struct facilities for transporting such an as
sembly a round trip in one day. There must
be opportunity for thousands upon thousands
to walk, and that may not be where the focal
point is many miles from bed and board.
Washington offers singular opportunities in
this respect In no other city of America can
the necessary buildings for the Exposition be
placed, as it were in the heart ot the city. On
tbe "White lot" immediately south of the Ex
ecutive Mansion, and on the open flats and
vacant lots stretching from Fifteenth to
Twenty-fifth, and from B to E, all much above
high water mark, threo long blocks in width
and nearly a mile in length, close to public
buildings, hotels and the "city of boarding
houses," which constitutes all Washington,
within easy walk from the "Boundary," with
solid streets, clean in rain or shine, wide side
walks and roadways, 100,000 people could be
entertained and walk to and fro at leisure
without discomfort or danger of exciting a
riot This leaves out of the question the street
car, herdic and carriage service, for the in
crease of which facilities on broad avenues
offer unparalleled opportunity. The railroads
could urop passengers within easy walking
distance. Tens of thousands of visitors could
live in Baltimore and be transported back and
forth with greater ease than the crowds could
be taken to and fro between "downtown and
the Exposition grounds in New York.
A Mora) Aspect.
The more one thinks and writes of this sub
ject the more one realizes the unapproachable
facilities offered by Washington as against any
other city in the United States. Tne Paris Ex
position, situated in the Champ de Mars, on the
esplanades of the Invalides and tbe Trocadero
and other adjacent spates. Offers the only par
allel to the opportunities presented by Wash
ington to erect so vast a display In the very
midst of the people.
So much for the "business" features of the
matter. Perhaps greater than all other con
siderations is tbat of tha necessity and wisdom
of the General Government's assuming sole
control of this indescribably important affair.
In any other city the moral effect of this draw
ing together of tbe Americas wonld bo mainly
lost The peoplo of the whole country are to
recelvo the benefit and they would not murmur
at any expense. It Is evident from expressions
from every quarter that they demand the new
bond of friendship shall have the glory and
solemnity of the Government seal, and they
willing to pay for It Tbey do not want the
meeting strained or minimized by local nar
rowness and jealousy. This necessity of na
tionalizing for the United States what is de
sired shall be an international affair of all the
Americas, is all important nd without snch
moral and material management the scheme
had better be altogether abandoned. Here
each State would stnve to do Its best, as would
all of the foreign States, and tbe result would
be many permanent monuments of the occa
sion, of which every State would be proud.
Elsewhere indifference wonld enter into tbe
preparations, especially of tbe States other
than the ono presuming to monopolize the Ex
position, and practically all would be tempor
ary, even to the effect upon foreign States. It
seemstomethatlf thereis any spirit of wis
dom or patriotism among the newspapers and
citizens of tbe country they will wake to the
occasion and demand ot Congress to take
charge of and prepare elaborately for the most
interesting exposition mo worm uaa jab bgcu,
, IT 'WAJ.EI JUS, ,
A GHOST WITH A CANDLE.
A Spook la a Baltimore Saloon Attracts
Crowds of People. .
Baltimoke, August 10. For a week or more
a portion of the people of South Baltimore
have been exercised over a ghost tbat was re
ported to have made its appearance in a vacant
saloon in the neighborhood of Monroe and Mo
Henry streets. The neighbors said they bad
seen tbe ghost at different times, and for sev
eral evenings lately the house has been sur
rounded by great crowds of men, women and
children, who eagerly waited for the appearance
of the ghost The crowd, several nights ago,
was so largo that the patrolman on
the beat was compelled to disperse it
This wonderful woman in white was first
seen Wednesday night a week ago. In the
evening, a little after dusk, a number ot young
men were loafing on the corner. Suddenly a
latch on the door of the vacant house was
beard to rattle. Oneof tbe boys saw the latch
move. The noise sounded through the empty
house, and was beard by the crowd On the cor
ner. They all started, and one whispered "It's
a ghost." The crowd moved off the corner, and
their fears were heightened by the story told
by a lady who lived just across the'street She
said she was standing on the corner looking up
at tbe middle window in the second story when
she saw a light
Thinking It strange, she looked again and the
light which bad seemed to be in tbe far end of
the room, moved slowly to the window.growing
brighter and brighter as it approached the
window. She kept on looking at the window
and was surprised to see the figure of a woman
standing there. The figure appeared to be
tbat of an old woman. Her hair was white
and her face was ghastly pale. There was an
unearthly look in her eyes. She was dressed in
whltojtnd held a candle in her band. The lady
says that when the ghost saw her the ghost
pulled an apron over ber hc'ad.and in a moment
disappeared, and the room was as dark as ever.
This story aroused everyone in the neighbor
hood, and the next night there was a mob
around the house. A policeman went into the
deserted hcoso one night and looked through,
but could not discover anything. The neigh
borhood is still exercised over it, however.
People say that several years ago an old lady
fell down the steps of this bouse, and soon
afterward died from ber injuries.
GROWING BA1IIE IN GEOEGIA.
Tho Experiment of the Pittsburg Company
Apparently Quito Successful.
Atlanta, August 10. The Ramie Plant
Company is an institution with headquarters
at Pittsburg, organized for the purpose of
developing the ramie plant in this country.
This company some time ago bought a small
tract of land near Thomasville, Ga., to be used
as an experimental farm. A plot of ground
was set in ramie which grew even beyond all
expectation. In the meantime, owing to cer
tain troubles, the company failed to push its
experiments. The impression prevailed that
tbe machinery was a failure and that the com
pany had gone to pieces. This, however. Is an
John M. Tlernan, who represents the com
pany, has written to Air. JIlllsop, who had
bought tho farm in Thomasville, to learn how
much ramie can be shipped him at Pitts
burg. The ramie is to be used in
further experiments. The patch originally
planted has been left undisturbed, and this
year produced a bonntitul yield without atten
tion. So It will be an easy matter to ship Mr.
Tlernan all the ramie he may need. The ques
tion of growing the ramie has been satisfac
torily settled. The next thing to be done is to
produce the proper machinery for its manufac
ture. TALKING TWO HUNDRED MILES.
Directing Business In Boston From a Sick
Bed la New York.
New Yobk. August la Helpless and bed
ridden in a hospital, 200 miles from home, Os
wald Speir, Manager of tbe Perth Amboy
Terra-Cotta Company, ot this city, still main
tains as direct and active a management of his
business as though be were daily seated in bis
office at No. 13 Cortlandt street He calls his
subordinates and tbey hear his voice
and receive his Instructions. His corre
spondence is read to bim and he dictates re
plies. Every detail of business receives the
samo close personal attention tbat it always
did, for. paradoxical as it may appear, Mr.
Bpelr is in two places at the same time. Tho
inexorable laws of nature keep his body a
prisoner at Boston, while the possibilities of
modern science enable bis mind to break the
tame bondage and fly unfettered to New York.
Mr. Speir has been conflned to his bed since
July 31, when he slipped and felt breaking his
ankle. As his business required his personal
attention, be bad a long distance telephone
nut into h la rfiiJdeneL fttuLHr. Snelr bma ainas
Uspoaed of all business matters jnst as be
would bad he been able to go to bis office daily
A BDTT0N IN HIS NOSE.
It Remained Therefor Five Yean With
out Causing the Boy Any Trouble.
Xenia, O., August lto-rYesterday Mr. and
Mrs. Murphy, of Jamestown, .this county, came
to this city with their 9-year- Qld son, Claude,
and called on Dr. C. M. Galloway to have the
boy's nose examined, as one nostr) bad closed
up and was becoming offensive in smell. The
physician finally discovered a polypu! growth
some distance up tbe nostril, and cutting into
it extracted a shoe-button, which had b&en im
bedded there for more than five years, tthefact
having escaped the memory of the parents, it
Tbe case is a singular one from the fact tha Jyl
no inconvenience arose for years. The snrgi-Y
cat operation was entirety successiuj.
THE LARGEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD.
Death of Laura Wolford, Who Was 31
Years Old and Weighed 004 Pounds.
Lafayette, Ind, August 10. Mrs. Laura
Wolford, claiming to be the largest colored
woman iu the world, died here this evening.
She was on exhibition in a museum for several
days, but on Thursday was removed to the
Catholic Hospital, a dray being used as a con
veyance. Mrs. Wolford was aged 31 years, and
weighed before her illness S04X pounds. She
measured 9 feet around the waist, and 61 inches
around the thigh. The intention is to bury her
A GIRL'S RAPID GROWTH.
A Month Ago Small and Slender, bnt .Now
Sho Weighs 285 Pounds.
Carjo. Ill, August lu. Henry McMullln, a
well-to-do farmer living near this town, bas a
daughter of IB who has been until recently
sickly'and small ot her age. Within tbe last
month her cheeks have become rosy and ber
form symmetrically developed, and the young
girl of one month ago now weighs 2S5 pounds,
and is a healthy and well-developed woman.
Her father says she is still Improving,
Taseott In Paris.
From the Detroit Free Pre.l
The latest Taseott is under arrest at Laredo,
Tex. A Chicago man, just returned from
Paris, say tbat he saw Taseott and Charlie
Boss on the Eiffel tower, together.
Showing Its Sympathy.
From the Chicago Herald. 1
Tbe Prince of Wales is suffering from the
gout and all ?ew York limps up and down
Broadway. TRI-STATE TRIFLES.
For four years past a company has been con
stantly working tbe feldspar mine at Brandy
wine Summit, Delaware county, with success.
The daily yield at present Is about 40 toniJLait
year's uplift of spar amounted to about 11,000
tons, which was sold for an average of $10 per
t Uohn SHCLTZ, foreman at Light's rolling
mill, Lebanon, while working scrap threw into
the fire an old gun-barrel, which proved to bo
loaded. The ball entered his forearm, lodging
in his elbow, and he will probably lose his arm.
A becxnt freshet washed out some rock on
the farm of Sidney Herrlngton, abont two miles
above Elkland, Tioga county, which contain
some mineral, which was broken up and melted,
yielding a large per cent of lead.
Newton, nearWillia msport, has had a game
of baseball between the short and slx-foqt-tall
men or the "Runts" and the "Eiffel Towers."
The Towers-won by Tto 2.
Fbank P. Keys, of Mclntyre, near WU
Uamsport is an enthusiastio angler, apd as a
peculiar caper of the late flood his house now
sits in the middle of the creek.
S. SmLCtTO, of Chambersburg, has a two
pound three-ounce tomato, which nearly stag
gered the seven-foot stilk it grew on.
A farmer In Belmont county, 0 states that
awoodebuck and a blaclunake Inhabltthe same
hole In his clover lot and are apparently ou tho
AMonongaliVcounty. W. Vs., gardener.
is now ga eruur hk second crop of straw
Harvest hands in Oregon demand $3 a
day and board.
Southern California Js figuring on a
honey crop of 2,000,000 pounds this season.
A company is about to engage in the
manufacture of bagging from pine fibre at
Wilmington. N. C.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lang, the wife of a
Brooklyn tailor, Is the mother of 15 children,
all of whom are living.
Pasadena, Cal., has a Democratic post
master who is so popular that over 400 Repub
licans have signed a petition requesting that be
be retained until the expiration of his term.,
Mrs. E. lb Henry walked into her yard
at tbe Rutherford place, near Macon. Gx, and
found ber child charmed by a snake. She
killed the reptile just as it was about to strike
While her husband attends tbe fire Mrs.
Moulton runs the engine of the Ocean City, a
boat that conveys passengers from Lonsjport to
Somers Point and Ocean City, N. J. Mrs.
Moulton is a pretty brunette.
Daniel' Copperthite. a Meriden, Conn.,
veteran, walked from his home to Baltimore
whence he was given transportation to Wash-
ington. His object in making the journey was
to see if he could not get his pension increased.
The Petoskey Methodist Indian Mis
sion, embracing in its limits tbe Indians of
Charlevoix county, Mich., has as its native pas
tor Rev. John S. KewaygashlE, A .full-blood
Ojlbway Indian. He has been on this work
two years, and has shown remarkable ability
The largest fish ever caught in Indiana
waters was captured In the White .river Just
south of Columbus, the other.day. The mon
ster was a shovel-head cat and weighed 1M
pounds. It was landed by Arty Monroe and
Nick Herod with a trout line. It brought 811
In the market
An Adrian, Mich., boy props a wide
and heavy plank on a stick, to which a string is
attached, so he can drop the plank while hid
ing behind a distant rosa bush. He then
sprinkles grain under the plank and often cap
tures 100 English sparrows at one fell swoop.
Michigan pays a bounty on dead sparrows.
About a week ago Ordinary Herring
'ton, of Clarke county, Gx, issued a marriage
license, the prospective groom being about 80
years of age and tbe intended bride about 40.
The lady was the sister ot the gentleman's son's
wife. Two days after the license had been se
cured the old gentleman concluded to back
Nearly a month ago three young men,
of Jacksonville, I1L, J. B. Johnson. Irwin
Woods and Arthur H. Woods all expert bicy
clers, mounted their wheels In their native
city and set out for a run across the country.
On Thursday they reached Washington, after
being 23 days on the road and having traveled
1,000 miles. They say they've bad a glorious
time in spite of the rains.
A man in ignorance df the fact that his
hand was off was found by a policeman walk
ing on the railroad track at Lynn, Masi., early
one morning this week. It was afterward
learned that shortly before daylight while
be was asleep under a shed with bis band on
the track, a freight train backed and severed the
member. The amputation was as cleanly done
as if a knife had been used, though it numbed
all the nerves of the arm. He admitted having
been drinking, and didn't look unlike a tramp.
Laborers around a new building in Bos
ton were amazed the other day to find that
they could hot release their hold on a guy rone
of the derrick. Tho foreman shouted to them
to go to work, and they replied that tbey '
couldn't He became angry at the answer and,
rushing to the spot, grasped tbe guy. He then
Understood tbe situation perfectly, but he was
unable to remove the cause ot the trouble a
live electric Wire that bad crossed the guy.
Soon the connection was unaccountably broken
nnd all tbe men were released, little thq worse
for their experience.
Dr. Williams, of Waycross, Ga., who it
tenting with bis family on St Simon's, has a
natural curiosity m the shape ot a minnow with
two distinct heads. The doctor was walking on
the beach when he came to a pool of water. Hs
naturally desired to see something of tbe in
habitants of the pool, and after throwing soma
of the water out he noticed this strange-Iookinc
fish. Picking It up he conveyed it to tne PvJ'
ion, where it excited considerable surprise-. Jf
Is a common-sized minnow, its bodyjand tall
being of usual shape and size. The two
heads branch out from the body, and a peculiar
thing-Is tbat too flah has fonreyea .
The blood orange is a mere variety of
tbe sweet orange, obtained by cultivation, and
appears first to have been raised by theSpanisb,
gardeners In tbe Philippine Islands, from the
capital ot which (Manila) it, together with the
well-known cigars, formed at one time one of
tbe chief articles of export On its first ap
pearance in Europe it excited a considerable
sensation: and in tbe last century very high
prices were demanded for the trees which boro
tho wonderful fruit None, however, now are
brought there f torn Manila the supply being
derived almost entirely from Malta, whera
great pains and attention are bestowed upon
their cultivation. It was for a lone time sup
posed, and the idea is not yet quite extinct
that the blood oranges were produced by the
crafting ot the orange with the pomegranate,
bnt there is not the slightest foundation for
The bees have literally taken possession
rjjf Rufus Kinney's residence, at Reno, Ner,
trafWf ormlng It into a vast apiary anu compell
ing tnel&mliy to vacate portions u& uiu uuubc,
t, . a7ralble part of the house Is filled with
bees; the walls.. transiomedintohj Ay
least a dozen colonic Arsn lodged themselves
under the building, and the pugnacious little
rascals dispute with the owners every part of
the bouse from cellar to garret And still from
every quarter new swarms are dally coming;
some' days as many as three or four different
colonies arrive, and despite the fact that Mr.
Kinney has killed as many as 12 swarms al
ready this season, they are gaining rapidly on
him. and he is seriously contemplating the ne
cessity of moving out and leaving the bees in
possession of the premises. Reports from other
quarters show similar but not so serious condi
tions. FOLLY AS IT FLIES.
A hard row to hoe must be a shad roe.
Wa have never beard of its being hoed. Harper1
The peace problem of Europe "I wonder
If the other fellow's gun is really loaded!"
Back From Bural Scenes "I inpposo
everything was very fresh on the farmJ"
"Yes; particularly the family." Harper's
"Popularity is evanescent," says a phil
osopher. It is, indeed. Just see how quickly the
popularity ora popular subscription dies out
ALiDg.Long.Weary Day. Gus What'a
the matter, JacM You look all worn out
jack I've been visiting a young couple with
their first baby. Sew Tor Wetlly.
One of Many". Old Lady I hope, my
dear, yon never conceal anything from your hus
band. Young wife Oh,bio; nothing but my thoughts.
Jtoo lor Weekly.
Accepted suitor Won't you find it awk
ward when you meet your other two husbands In
Interesting wldow-I do not expect to meet
either ofthem there. Lift. ,
A Thoughtful Girl. Bessie Flora is go
ing to marry the Italian count.
Jennie Indeed! Did she make him promise to
give up drinking?
Bessie No;.to take a bath oncea week. Dross'
Bebuking the Youngster. Canada (in
great wrath to John Bull) Why don't yon bring
your Ironclads over here and teach these Impudent
Yankees a lesson?
John Bull Sit down, child, sit. down. I can't
afford to quarrel with them. Got too much
money Invested In their "blawsted country. Chi
Mrs. A. You say brandv is a good
remedy for colic, bnt I don't agree with you.
Mrs. B. What do you know about It? Mrs. A.
A great deal. Before I had brandy In the house my
husband never had colic more than onco'or twice
a year, but as soon as I kept a supply he had colic
almost every day. Texas Sittings.
Nervous and Tender-Hcarted. "Con
ductor, what was that?" asked a nervous old lady
as the wheels of the coach made a little more Jar
"Wewentoverarew,fregs just then," he re
plied. "Most likely squashed the poor things, too,"
she said, with a tremor In her volte. harper'
Beporter You have led a great many
choirs, I understand?
Organist A great many.
"And you have no doubt seen a great many love
affairs among the singers?"
"Welt what 1 waut to know is this. Does the
belle of tbe choir generally marry the enor or the
Thetenor. He gets the most salftrT.'J-flBf
J Tort rrtMUr. '' ' 'l '.