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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, TUESDAY, AUGUST " 13,-1889.
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P1ITSBURG. TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 1SSX
TWO SUBJECTS FOE EEF0HH.
The evidence presented in the detective
and blackmailing cases gives point to the
statements already made in these columns
as to the need for a reform in the private de
tective business, and bids fair to have some
thing to spare in the direction of cupporting
another position of this journal as to the
need of reforming some features in the Al
The evidence may not be conclusive that
the Aldermen named in the. testimony were
cognizant of the criminal nature of the
suits. But it shows pretty plainly that the
practice of taking costs without any hear
ing, and without any effort on the part of
the Aldermen to inform themselves of
the nature' of the prosecutions, opens
a wide door for the successful
practice of the gravest abuses.
This is an influence toward abuse which is
common to our justice courts. The Alder
man, being dependent on fees for the sup
port of his court, is impelled by one of the
strongest forces known to modern humanity
to accept any course that will yield the
costs, and to take the chances on the justice
and good faith of the proceeding. The re
sult is very frequently grotesque, considered
as an illustration of the administration of
The present scandalous cases will not be
an unmixed evil, if they make clear the
necessity of abolishing the irresponsible
private detective business, and reforming
those features of the Aldermen's courts
which diminish their care for even-handed
AS TO COKE PEICES.
It is asserted that some operators in the
coke region are talking of closing down
because at the present scale of wages they
cannot sell coke at $1.00 per ton without
losing money. That is the wisest course to
adopt if it be true that the cost of pro
duction is in excess of the market price. In
the first place, the surest way to raise
prices to a profitable basis is to cease pro
duction at an unprofitable one. In the
next place, if the price is held at a losing
figure, by any interest, the qnickest way to
bring it to. terms is to let It have all the
business there is which entails a loss on the
But there is a great difference between
the proposed jump of prices to $1.50 per ton,
and leaving it at the present level. Some of
the operators might try selling it at
$L101.20 before declaring that the market
will not advance.
PRACTICABILITY OF THE CANAL.
The question of the proposed ship canal
from Lake Erie to this city forms the sub
ject of'an interesting article by Mr. O. L.
Moody in the Erie Dispatch of Saturday.
It gives its main attention to the doubt as to
whether a sufficient supply of water is ob
tainable for the higher levels of the canals.
The calculation is made as to the amount of
water necessary to permit vessels of 500 to
1,000 tons to pass, and to carry an aggregate
traffic of 3,000,000 tons in eight months of
the year. Then, by a map of the Con
neaut Lake, Chautauqua Lake and Oil
Creek basins, it is shown that feeders are
practicable there which will supply the
drainage of this district of 4,000 square
milcB to the highest level of a canal from
Tidioute, on the Allegheny, to Conneaut
This offers a strong indication that the
canal from Lake Brie to the upper Alle
gheny is not only practicable, but is likely
to be most economical in construction. The
main objection to it is likely to be that as
the political influences of Beaver county
have been prominent-Jn the revival of the
canal project they may object to having
the route diverted entirely from their sec
tion. It certainly would be calculated to
sour a community like the Beaver Valley
to start the agitation for a publio work and
then to be left entirely to one side in its
The intimation that the Treasury au
thorities arc not disposed to accept the fact
that workingmen in America informed
workingmen in England that they could get
employment in the glass lactones here, as
evidence of a contract for importation, in
dicates a belief that it is time to call a halt
on the extreme application of that piece of 1
legislation. It would take a rather strong
presumption to regard this a contract; but
it would not so strong as the ruling which
puts a clergyman under the head of im
ported labor, and imposes a fine upon the
vestrymen who offered him a salary to leave
England. "Whatever the construction of
the law may be it will be hard to convince
the public that the act of a labor organiza
tion in bringing its foreign members from a
country where they are out of work to one
that wants their work, is injurious to labor.
BEND US ME. GLADSTONE.
The latest story about Queen Victoria is
' that she intends visiting the United States
in the near future. In England the story is
not believed, but it is discussed by a good
many papers over there, principally for the
purpose of sneering at the welcome that
would be accorded the good old lady should
she land upon our shores. The London
Globe, for instance, says:
Still, ono may wish that there were some
truth in tbe rnmor, If only for the sake of im
agining the bustle with which a republic would
receive a Queen and Empress. Republicanism
aa exhibited in tbe States, is at a disadvantage
In comparison with a kingdom In all tbe essen
tials which go to make up the splendor of a
royal progress. Militia, fire engines and steam
whistles are Imposing In their way, but they do
not supply the necessary ingredients for a
'radld function such as those which take
place upon similar occasions in tbe great capi
tals of. Europe. There would, however, be a
natural rivalry among the plutocrats of Amer
ica for the opportunity of making something
like a royal display.
We are not sqjlbre that the aforesaid plu
tocrats would make such an exhausting ef
fort to receive Victoria. It is certain that
this Bepublic would not receive the queen
with a bustle. Columbia does not encum
ber her truly queenlike form with such
trash as a bustle. Nor does she harbor the
ridiculously effete idea that it is necessary
to pay enormous annuities to a parcel of
congenital nincompoops who in return are
an excuse for gorgeous progresses and splen
did functions. But the United Statesman
give a hearty welcome to any visitor tney
love and honor. If England will spare us
Mr. Gladstone for a little while we will
show the world what an American welcome
is like. Kings and queens need not apply.
TO SOUTH CAROLINA'S CEEDIT.
The acquittal of Flemon, or Yeldell, by
the South Carolina court, and the care that
was taken to protect him against the threats
of lynch law, deserve a fair recognition from
the people of the North. It shows beyond
question that the influential and official ele
ment in South Carolina fully perceives the
importance of exact justice to the negro as
welt as to the white man.
This is the most satisfactory and complete
response to the charge that the state of pub
lic feeling in South Carolina would secure
Flemon's conviction, regardless of the facts.
The trial turns out to have been painstak
ingly fair to the prisoner, and to have given
him the benefit of all reasonable doubts, even
to the extent of liberality.! The threats of
the mob reveal a survival of the old barbaric
spirit; but the precautionsjtaken against a
lynch-law murder showed (that the better
classes in South Carolina wire in earnest to
redeem the pledge that all (he legal rights
o! the prisoner should be maintained.
The outcome of the case should establish
a better understanding and more complete
confidence between tbe two sections. South
Carolina has certainly done her duty care
fully and thoroughly.
EALLH0AD MANAGEMENT AND DUELING.
The two distinguished and Influential
idiots of the Atlanta, Ga., type who fought
a duel in Alabama last week, were railroad
men. One of them having accused the
other before a legislative committee of
having tried to unload his railroad upon the
corporation of the first, the other retorted
that this was untrue. Such an answer made
it necessary to burn powder, and accord
ingly the antagonists journeyed into
Alabama, found a suitable place, and after
discharging their pistols at each othera suit
able number of times, declared their honor
satisfied and abstained from further pro
ceedings. ' '
This method of wiping out injury upon
their honor arouses jeers of sarcasm from
the rest of the country. But it must be con
fessed that it affords a decided improvement
upon the method which is usually resorted
to by railroad men for fighting out their
quarrels. As a general rule instead of try
ing to cut the throat of his enemy, accord
ing to the rules of the duello, the irate rail
road manager proceeds to cut his enemy's
rates; and the regular method of fighting
the war to a finish is to spill the life-blood
of the stockholders in the shape of net earn
ings, rather than to let out the personal gore
of his antagonist. There seems to belittle
room for doubt that the average stockholder
will prefer that the manager of his property
shall resort to the code in the pursuit of his
personal quarrels, rather than confine him
self to the regular.corporate methods of war
fare. Nevertheless the duel in this case
seems to have been unsatisfactory on ac
count of the total absence of fatality. The
errand having been professedly a killing
one, it certainly seems that men having at
their disposal the resources of two railroads
should have been able to make their meet
ing more deadly. The next time that they
undertake to kill each other, we would sug
gest that they meet each mounted upon a
locomotive of his own railroad, in which
case there is good hope that one, if not both,
duelists will be permanently cured of duel
ing. THAT AWFUL SUCKS0ABD.
Is President, Harrison consistent in all
things? Has he sufficient respect for his
high office and the gentleman who fills it?
These are two questions which naturally
suggest themselves to us when we read that
in the course of one of Mr. Harrison'B ex
cursions at Bar Harbor last week he rode
upon a bnckboard in company with eleven
society people. "We care not to stop to in
quire how eleven men managed to get seats
on one buckboard, or to sympathize with
the luckless horse delegated to haul such a
load; our mission is more momentous.
A couple of monthi ago the ebullient and
blooming Secretary of the Department of
Agriculture, Jeremiah Busk, italicised his
presence at a rural fete, gotten up by Edi
tor Agnus, of Baltimore, by riding on the
top of a hay wagon. The feat at the time
made a tremendous impression upon the
nation, and not a few were found to point
to it as a convincing proof of the usefulness
of the new department over which Genaral
Busk presides. But a few weeks after Sec
retary Busk had descended from the hay
wagou, it leaked out that President Harri
son had said that he thought it inconsistent
with the dignity of a Cabinet officer to ride
about in such a vehicle. In fact, it is said,
the President even went further and pointed
out to Secretary Busk the heinousness of his
offense. Since then, anyhow, the nation's
prime authority on sweet corn and the way
to kiil English sparrows has be'en observed
to be extremely sedate in his carriage, and
when he rides he always eschews hay
wagons. "What he will feel at liberty to do
now, when he learns of his chiefs ignoble de
scent to a buckboard, we tremble to think.
But President Harrison, who is probably
well-informed upon matters of state dignity
and traditional etiquette in high office, may
be able to inform us of some subtle techni
cality by which the buckwagon is put
within bounds of propriety while the hay
wagon is kept without Still we adjudge
the hay wagon to be a vehicle of ponderous
dignity; a very model of majesty as com
pared with the rattling and frivolous buck
board. And we are forced to admit that
President Harrison has shown several other
signs of unbending, such as sitting on a camp
stool in a ship's cabin with a plate of salad
between his knees. All.we can hope is that
Mr. Bussell Harrison oh his return from
foreign courts wil impart to his father the
latest information as to the proper move
ment of eminent persons,
Bkv. Wil-mam Bobeetson, of Alle
gheny, whose sermon on the labor question
was referred to in these columns yesterday
objects emphatically to being put in the at
titude of representing that tbe condition of
wage-earners to-day, in regard to personal
liberty, is anything approximating that of
chattel slavery. He recognizes -that tbe
condensed summary of his remarks, which
is- necessary .for a newspaper report, may
have created that impression; but he states
that he is careiul to draw the line between
the subjection of slaves and the personal in
dependence of free workingmen. His com
parison referred simply to the inability of
labor at times to obtain employment and
wages, which he regards as an evil that can
be compared with slavery. Of course, hav
ing commented rather sharply upon Mr.
Robertson's supposed views, The Dis
patch is glad-to set him right before the
The annoyance which is expressed by tbe
patrons of Saratoga over the frequency and
superabundance of the gambling resorts
there indicates a hitherto "unsuspected possi
bility that Saratoga chips can be over
abundant. Compabino the state of negro labor in
the South with white labor in the North,
the Memphis Appeal says: "We do not
know just how kindly the negroes would
take to work in the Carnegie foundries
when they find themselves guarded by a
corps of Pinkerton detectives. They have
had no experience of that sort in the
South." The reports from the South of
cases in which the negroes have been made
the objects of mob violence, indicate as
much. We have never heard Of their being
guarded by Pinkerton detectives or any oth
er kind, and perhaps they might not consid
er a little protection of that sort wholly mis
placed. The New Yorkers whose sole idea of the
Exposition ofl892 is an Eiffel tower 3,000 feet
high, should stop long enough to perceive
that a necessary antecedent is a subscription
fund some ten million dollars in altitude.
The defaulting President of the street
car line in New York explains his fall from
honesty with the words, "I adore my wife."
The detail of the argument is that he was
so fond of his wife that he had to steal
money in wholesale blocks in order to
satisfy her expensive tastes. The adoration
which turns a man into a thief is a sort of
affection which most women worthy of love
will very readily dispense with. It was
supposed that this country had reached a
stage of civilization in which financiers and
leading business men could draw the dis
tinction between adoration and dotage.
Pabis advices report that Mrs. James
Brown-Potter's health has improved. This
is fortunate for Mrs. Potter, but the public
would have reason to rejoice if tha same
thing could be said oi her acting.
The same treatment fox respectable law
breakers as is given with the disrespectable
lawbreakers, demands that the Governor of
Alabama shall serve ont to the dueling
railroad managers the same treatment that
the Governor of Mississippi deals to tha
The morals of Tammany Hall appear to
make it necessary to draw the line at get
ting bogus divorces by collusion with court
officials and Influential politicians when
the case gels into the newspapers.
The weather of the dog days, or what are
generally expected to be such, appears bound
to make up all its erratic tendencies in the
preceding part of 1889. People who com
plain of such weather, as yesterday and the
day before, are meteorologically insatiable.
Suits to recover $30,000,000 worth of land
on revolutionary titles are generally apt to
prove more imposing in the preface than re
numerative in the conclusion.
The United States regrets to learn that
the Prince of Wales is suffering from gout
in a violent form. The regret is all the
more poignant because It imposes the neces
sity upon the majority of the American
dudes to go lame.
New gas wells In the McKeescort dis
trict add emphasis to the assurance that
Pittsburg's unparalleled fuel is not going to"
give oat just at present.
The news that Stanley is coming out of
the wilderness of Africa with a big load of
ivory indicates that when he arrives in the
realms of civilization he will be prepared to
sell on the ivory market and forego the
The South Carolina mob which tried to
get hold of Flemon has not yet succeeded in
getting out a writ of extradition. t
The 25,000 ayearpositionswhich Messrs.
Walker and Garland obtained through the
stepping stone of publio office is creating a
very general impression that all men have
their price, and that some of them get very
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Rev. T. DeWitt Tauiaob has a brother
who is a missionary in China.
ALondoneb advertises that he is "Porous
Plaster Manufacturer to Her Majesty the
Chables S. fiULTf, a Maine steamboat
owner, is said to be tbe richest man in that
State. He it said to be worth $10,000,000 or
Agnes Huntington, tbe American prima
donna, has made a professional and social suc
cess In London. She is a tall, statuesque
woman, with a wonderful contralto voice.
Mrs. Herbert "Ward (Elizabeth Stuart
Fbelps) has established a fishermen's reading
room at Gloucester, Mass., and several'coffee
rooms, and is accordingly regarded there with
much grateful affection.
The death Is recorded of the eminent agri
culturist. Count Charles de Bouille 8enator,
who 40 years' ago Introduced Southdown sheep
into France and devoted the best energies of
'his life to the promotion of farmers' Interests.
Mns. J. M. Kellogo, wife of the Attorney
General of Missouri, has been Installod as First
Assistant Attorney General. She was admitted
to practice in the Supreme Court eight years
ago. and Is a member of tbe State Bar Associa
tion. For several years she was a partner In
the law business of her husband, tbe. old firm
name being L. B. A J. M. Kellogg.
Mrs. La, na Atwell Fillhobe, relict of
the late Rev. Glezen Fillmore, who was a first
cousin of the late ex-TrcsJdent Millard Fill
more, will celebrate her 102d birthday to-day at
her quiet home In Clarence, Erie County, New
York. Mrs. Fillmore Is without doubt the old
est person in Western New York. Bho retains
her faculties to a remarkable degree. She was
born August 13, 1787, and was married to the
pioneer Methodist preacher, Glezen Fillmore,
September 20, 1S09. She has lived in Clarence
ever since. Her husband died in 1875.
HE WILL BE GREATLY HISSED.
BtaiorLIndsey Obliged to Leave Washing
ton and Return to Waynesboro.
.rSFECIAL TXLEQBAX TO TBI DISrATCR.!
WASHINGTON. August 12. Major J. B. Una
sey, af Waynesburg, who was appointed prop
erty clerk at the Inferior Department soon
after Cleveland's Inauguration, was Invited to
return to his native heath to-day.
There docs not appear to have been any
charge against the Major except that of dis
agreeable politics. He has boon quite a figure
here, and will be greatly missed.
It's Not for Kale.
From tbe Kearney Enterprise. J
The newspapers would pay heavily for the
private conversation now in progress at Bar
Harbor between Mr. Blame a Mr. Harrison.'
THE TOPICAL TAIKEE.
American Politics) tn the Bible How a Now
York-Cabby Vns Routed Jlr. Mnrpuy
One Sunday morning recently a little Harris
burg girl namedEdlfh.waa devoting bor 9-year-old
Intellect to a survey of her Sunday school
lesson. Close by her sat her mother.
"I never knew that before," said Edith all of
"Never knew what, Edief
That David was a Republican."
"What put that into your headT"
"Why. here It says," replied Edith, reading
from her book, '"David, pleadeth for Protec
tion' so ho must have been a Republican. Is
there anything in the Bible about free trade,
As WE were passing through Harrisburg tho
other day over tbe Pennsylvania a friend of
mine who sat in tbe same section of the Pull
man happened to catch sight of the dome of
the Daupbln County Insane Asylum.
That's the Capitol, isn't ItT" he asked.
"No," said I: "it's a madhouse."
"Is that soT" remarked my friend. "Well, I
came pretty near hitting It."
Bttll talking of Harrisburg, the remem
brance of an excellent lunch I got in the Penn
sylvania Railroad restaurant there compels me
to Inquire why all railroad restaurants cannot
be run to refresh instead of to exasperate the
traveler? . ,
When you get to Now York after a long
journey through an August day, I knowjno
greater annoyance than the gang ot cabnen
and hackdrirers who stand just outside the
ferry station and shout In all sorts of rasping
tones: "Cab, sir, want a cao; can, cab, hack,
want a hack; cab, cab, want a cab, or kerrldge,
It is always agreeablo to hear of the discom
fiture of a New York cabman, but It is seldom
such a tale is told. However, a Pittsburg
theatrical man, not long ago, actually per
formed this remarkable feat ,
As this Pittsburcer came out of 'the Cort
land! street ferry, fatigued, dusty and eaeer
for repose, ho was surrounded by the howling
mob of Jehus. The usual chorus, sung In the
usual way, -dinned in bis ears. One stout
fellow, with a brazen voice of great penetrat
ing power, caught the Plttsburger by the arm
and repeated the monotonous, expressionless
manner of bis tribe: "i Want a cab, want a cab,
want a cab. cab, cab, want a cabl"
Tbe Pittsburcer stood the hailing for a few
steps and then turning upon his tormentor
briskly clutched his shoulder and said angrily:
"If you want a can so badly- why In sbeol
don't you get one there are plenty here!"
The cabby was entirely flabbergasted and fell
back among bis bowling companions silent and
solemn. He did not "want a cab" again while
the Pittsburgerwa3 within hearing.
THE other day a contractor, who is grading
new streets in a borough near Pittsburg, sent
one of his men, a big fellow named Murphy, to
the railroad station nearby to fetch some sup
plies. The journey both ways onghttohave
been accomplished in half an- hour, but Mr.
Murphy did not show np again for over two
hours. When he bad brought his load close up
to tbe mound of earth on which the contractor
was standing he called to him by name.
The contractor looked up at Murphy but did
not appear to recognize him, and merely said:
"Well, what Is it?"
"I'm back," said Murphy.
"That's good f er yez," said his employer, "but
me man what's that to me?"
"Why, Mr. Blank, I'm Mr. Murphy, don't yex
"Oh, Mr. Murphy is it? Faix-I wouldn't a
known ye, but for the harses."
And In this delicate fashion was the lash of
sarcasm brought down upon the back of Mr,
Tho South American Countries Appoint
Delegate to the Conference,
Washington. August 12. The State De
partment is advised of the appointment of the
following delegates to the Conference of the
United States, the Republics of Mexico, Cen
tral and South America, Hayti, San DomJigo
and the Empire of Brazil, authorized by theaot
ot Congress of May 24, 1SS8: Argentine Republic,
Don Vincente G. Quesada, Don'Roqne Saevs
Fena, Don Manuel Quintana; Bolivia. Dr. Juan
F. Velardo; Brazil, Lafayette Rodriguez
Perelra. Dr. J. G. Do Amoral Valente, Salva
dor De Mendoca; Colombia, Don J. M. Hur
tado; Guatemala, Dr. Ferdlnando Cruz; Peru,
Dr. F. C. C. Zeg&rra. Chili, Costa. Rica, Ecua
dor. Hartl. Honduras. Mexico. Nlcaramn. Sal.
vador, Ban Domingo, Uruguay and Venezuela
have accepted tbe invitation to take part, but
have not yet sent the names of their delegates.
The Conference meets in Washington next
October. Tbe delegates named by President
Harrison were! John B. Henderson, ot Mis
souri; Cornelius N. Bliss, of New York: Wm.
PInckney Whyte, of Maryland; Clement Stude
baker, of Indiana; T. Jefferson Coolidge, of
Massachusetts; Wm. Henry Trescott, of South
Carolina; Andrew Carnegie, of Pennsylvania:
John R. G. Pitkin, ot Louisiana; Morris M.
Estee, of California, and John Hanson, off
Georgia, Of these, Mr. Whyte has declined to1
serve, owing to pressure ot business eugage-
uHuia, auu jur. jribuu uas oeen appointed
auiunfccr tu tug Argeauuo xtepuDllc
A FLI CAUSES DEATH.
An Insect Kills a Punxsatnwney Horse and.
p sutawnkt, August 12. Moses Elvlch,!
a juns: aeaier, nau a team ox horses, and he
thought a great deal of them. He had been
engaged to haul a load ot furniture for a mas
who was moving from Brookville to this nlaceJ
It Is a hilly road and tbe horses needed careful
watching. While going down a steep hill
Moses saw a large fly on the neck of one of the
corses. It annoyed the man asinuch as It did
the horse, and the little insect caused the death
of the animal and also of Moses.
El rich, in leaning forward to brush away tbe
fly, fell to the ground and broke his neck.
The horses took fright, and, running into the
fence, the one on which tbe fly was sitting;
broke Its leg and had to be killed. Elvlehi
was picKea up oy ms latner-tn-iaw, who was,
following with another load of household,
WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN MONTANA. '
Quite a Fight Over tho Subject la the Con
Helena, Mont., August 12. In the conven
tion to-day tbe Committee on Suffrage re
ported recommending the proposition to sub
mit woman suffrage as a separate proposition.
Kennedy moved to lay tbe report upon the
table. The motion was lost, and Warren moved
to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution
as a separate proposition. The motion was lost
on a tie vote, and so tbe question rests.
A proposition making the keeping of "black
lists" a felony was referred to the Committee
on Ajaoor. j.uo capital question came up next.
A motion to submit the location of the capital
in the year 1892 to a vote of the people, was
amended to read that the temporary capital
shall remain at Helena until such election
takes place. Thus Helena remains the capital
until the el ec tlon of 1892.
Lota of People Just Llbe Him.
From tbe St. Louis Ulobe-Uemocrat. 1
ChaunceyM. Depew says he would give up
his private business to accept the Presidency.
This is very high-minded tn Chauncey; but we
are tempted to observe that we know ot whole
families in which a similar sacrifice would be
Dropped Into Their Niches.
ISFXCIAL TELXOBAK TO TOE DISrATCn.!
Washington, August 12.-J. L. Worth was
appointed postmaster at Idlewood, and Samuel
McKinney at Sturgeon, Allegheny county, to
day. DEATHS OP A DAY,
W. J. Brnndreth.
OIL crrr, August I2.-W. J. Brundreth, gen
eral scent of tbe Ureen Llnj (tank car line), died
at his residence 4n this city at 6 o'clock
this mornlDK from tbe effects of a stroke
of paralysis. He has resided In this city
since 1S6S and was highly esteemed by
all who knew blm, He leaves a wife and his sou.
K. F. Brnndreth, President of tbe Imperial Be
nnlnjr Company. The lemalns will be taken to
Puterion, 8, J., to-morrow for Interment.
William Phillips died at his home, on Broad
street, East End, yesterday, aged 63 years. He
was an old employe of Husey & Blnn's, and a
prominent member of many secret societies.
D. C. HeCrackcn.
nrxciAi. Txiann to tbb sisrATcn.t
Frasklix, August li-D. a McCracken, one
ot tbe oldest and most prominent citizens of.tbU
place, died very suddenly in his curiae tab
afternoon while conversing with a friend. J
AMERICA 4N 'AT TllE FINISH.
Coins at 64 MIlea an Hour to Get to tho
Paris Art Sale.
SPECIAL TELEQRAM TO TBI DISPATCH.!
Washington, August 12. Mr. J. B. Mo
Quire, who, as an agent of the Corcoran gal
lery of art, bid 611,000 francs for "Tho Angelus"
of Millet, arrived home to-day. He states that
though they failed to secure Millet's great
work they purchased several other valuable
canvases which will be a great addition to the
collection. Mr, McGuire tells an Interesting
story of the manner by which they succeeded
in reaching; Paris in time for the sale. He and
Mr. C. C. Glover, of this city, salledfor England
on the Etruria because she was one of
the fastest Atlantic steamers and ought
to have landed thorn at Queenstown
in time or them to get to Paris by
regular trains before the great sale began. As
the steamship stokers Were on a strike and the
ship's boilers were fired by green hands, the
vessel was several hous late. Tho two gentle
men hurried by regular train and boat from
Queenstown to Holyhead, and there discovered
that it was Impossible by tbe regular trains to
reach London in time to catch the Dover train
and Calais boat. They telegraphed to Chester
to have a special tram ready for them to go to
London in time to catch the Paris train. The
two gentlemen soon convinced the railway
authorities of their earnestness and responsi
bility. When they reached Chester they fonnda
train with five coaches waiting for them, and
Eaid WOO for it. They needed only one coach,
ut the other four were put on to keep this one
coach from flying the track. Every prepara
tion was made for a fast rno. "I never ex
pected to reach London alive," said Mr. Mc
Guire. "My hair stood on end all the way. I
never traveled so fast in my life." The runot
180 miles to London was made in three hours.
The train stopped on the way three times to
change locomotives, and was delayed two min
utes at one point because the draw on tho
bridge was up. The actual average speed made
was 64 miles an hour. The two travelers
roached London In tune to catch the Paris
train. They arrived in Paris at 7 o'clock the
next morning. The sale began at 10 o'clock,
and they were ready for it. In Paris the story
became exaggerated into a statement that they
had como all the way In specially chartered
fast steamers and trains, and the feat was put
down as another instance of tho way Ameri
cans do things.
THE PRESIDENTAL PROGRAMME.
Sir. Harrison and Ills Friends Have Slapped
Out a Busy Week.
Ells worth. Me., August 12. Senator Hale
has as guests to-night President Harrison, Sec
retaries Blaine and Tracy, Mrs. Wllmerding,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lodge, Walker and Miss
Baine, Mrs. August Day and Miss Gene. The
President and party came this morning, and a
ride over the country has constituted the chief
featuro" of the day. After lunching with Sen
ator Hale, the President was entertained in
the house, and strolled through the grounds
until about 4 P. K. Then, with Secretaries
Blaine and Tracy ana other members of the
party, be was driven to Hancock Hall,
where a reception was held. This was
the first formal popular reception that he bad
held since leaving Boston on Wednesday, and
the people of Ellsworth turned out tn large
numbers to greet him. The President stood
upon a raised platform In fiont ot the stage,
and after an introduction to the committee
who had managed tbe affair, shook hands with
the people as they passed before him, many of
them being introduced by Mayor Aiken and
Judge Wlswell. After shaking bands with the
President tbe people greeted tho other digni
taries in the Presidents! party.
This evening there is a dinner party at Sena
tor Hale's, it Includes In addition to the visit
ors from Bar Harbor, Judge and Mrs. Emery,
Judge and Mrs. Wlswell and Mr. and Mrs. Gor
don Cummings. The weather to-day has been
the best that the President has seen In New
England. To-morrow President Harrison, and
accompanying party, will leave about 11 A. M.
and will reach Bar Harbor In time for a I
o'clock luncheon with Mr. W. B. Howard at
MossleyHall. Eighteen plates will be laid. In
the afternoon tbe driving flowerf estival will be
witnessed, and later the President win dine
with Mr. Gurne.
The programme for the rest of the week is
determined upon. On Wednesday a start from
Bar Harbor will be made early In tbe morning.
Bath will be reached In time to allow luncheon
with Mr. Arthur Bewail and for inspecting tW
shipping. The journey will be continued so
Manchester, N. H., where the President is to
be the guest of ex-Governor Cheney for the
night. On Thursday a reception by the Gov
ernor and Legislature will be given at Concord.
At 2:50 P. x. tbe President will start for Wash
ington, traveling by way of Lowell and Mans
field, but not going through Boston.
TEACHERS FOR TOE INDIANS.
Persons of Good Health and Some Expert
ence Only are Wanted.
Washington, August 12. Tho Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs having received a large
nnmber of applications for appointment at
teachers In the Indian schools, has sent the fol
lowing reply to all applicants: Your applied
tlon for appointment as teacher has been re
ceived. Inclosed please find blanks to be filled'
ont and returned." It is the purpose of ths
office to appoint no person as a teacher In the
Indian school service who would not ba able to
secure a similar position in the best schools for
white children in the community in which he
resides. Indeed, the exigencies of Indian
schools are such as to require a higher order of
talent to secure success than is requlred-ln or
Emphasis is laid upon the fact that those who
are engaged In the Indian school service should
be persons of maturity, of vigorous health,
with some experience In teaching and with
special fitness for tho work. Preference is ex
pressed for those who have had a normal school
training. It is very undesirable that persons
should enter the service, who, by reason of ill
health, age or other Infirmities, are unable to
do fuu, vigorous work.
JUDGE GRESHAM TAEES A HAND.
Ho Ovcrrnles the Appointment of a Receiver
far a Railroad.
rSPECIAL TXLXOXAX TO TUB CirrATCrLI
Indianapolis, August 12, Thero were ex
traordinary proceedings in the United States
Court to-day. Judge Walter Q. Grcsham, ot
tbe Circuit Bench, came down from Chicago
and of his own motion peremptorily set aside
an order made last week by Judge Wm. A
Woods, of the District Fedoral Court, creating
a receivership tor the IndianSpplls, Decatur
and Western road, ana appointing R. B. F.
Pierce recolrer. Judge Gresham gave two
reasons for this action: First, that sufficient
cause for a receivership had not been shown;
second, that there was no property in the ac
tion and probably no jurisdiction.
The Court wanted to know wbatthe railroad
company had done with Its earnings and how
It happened to be 00,000 In debt when It was
earning enough money (perhaps $10,000 a
month) to pay operating expenses. "You have
been paying off coupons on mortgage bonds,"
said the Court, "with money that should hare
been appliod to the running expenses."
IT LOOKED LIKE A SNAP.
The Clever Scheme of a Florida Company
Which Gave Town Lots Away.
Washington, August 12. Assistant Libra
rian Scudder, .of the National Museum, has
discovered a neat real estate operation In
Florida lands, which he describes as follows:
A short time ago I received by mail a deed to
a lot In a town in Florida .from a railroad com
pany there, with a letter telling me that if I
wanted to accept the property free I could do
so by recording the deed. For that purpose I
sent tl 25 to the Recorder with the deed, and
now I own the lot.
"It looked like a snap, but I found out that
tbe company hired a clerk to record the deeds
and themselves received the fee. There are
about ten lots of tbe size of the one they gave
me to an acre, so they received f 12 0 per acre
for tbe ground from the fees, and you conld
buy all tbe land about tbat placo you want for
$1 25 an acre from the Government. 1 am not
looking for snaps now. I want to pay bard
cash and full price for whatever I get."
FOOD COMING EAST.
Shipments of Floor, Grain and Provisions In
Excel of Last Year.
Chicago, August 12, The east-bound ship
ments of flour, grain and provisions by tbe
lines In the Central Trafflo Association last
week aggregated 21,458 tons, against 25,961 for
the week previous, a decrease of 4,600 tons,
against 17.TO8 for tbe corresponding week last
Sear, an Increase of 8,660 tons. Tbe vanderbilt
nes carried B2J3 per cent of the whole business:
the Pennsylvania, 15.6: Chicago and Grand
Trunk, 20,4; the Baltimore and Ohio, 6.0.
Aa Interesting Question.
From the St. Louis Post Dlspatth.1
Mr. Gladstone gives the key to tho matri
monial bliss of himself and bis wife in these
words: "Whenever my wife insists, I submit;
whenever,-'insist, she submits." That is easy
enough, but win the GrO. M. kindly state for
tbe beaefit of pusried young oeusles what ha?
peas when bott"iflrtf" ;----
A DAI W NEW YORK.
Evil Effects ofBrcaklns: a Pledge
IJEW YORK BUREAU S FECIALS. 3
New YOBEt, August 1Z Georce TInney, a
colored waiter, last night broke the pledge,
which he signed two years ago, and got fighting
drunk. He began to beat his wife as soon as he
got home. At midnight she escaped out of a
window, and went to a neighbor's house. At 2
o'clock this morning he carried all her clothes
and half of his furniture to the house In which
she was sleeping, piled tbem up on the door
step, poured six gallons of kerosene over them,
and applied a match. A big bonfire, a panic
and a fire alarm were the Immediate results.
No one was injured, and firemen quickly ex
tinguished the flames. After a 20-minutes'
straggle with two policemen, this morning
Tinney was disarmed of two razors and a re
volver, and was locked up.
A Murder Trial Before a Consul.
Peter Lynch, heavily ironed, was brought
Into port by the steamship Charles Moraud.
from Manzanilla, this morning, and this after
noon was arraigned for murder before the
British Consul. While the Moraud was lying
at anchor in the harbor at Manzanilla, last
July IB, Alexander Hertz, the mate, quarreled
with Lynch, then a sailor, concerning a ques
tion of discipline. The mate struck Lynch
twice. Lynch then plunged a sheath knife
into tho mate's abdomen. Seven days later
the mate died of the wounds. As both men
were British subjects, on a British ship, tho
whole affair Is within the exclusive Jurisdiction
of the British Consul.
He Conld Not Save Both.
in ROS6an- & nrnfmarnna mnMinnfi- nnif Ma
twotoung sons went out rowing on the North
riVC.4. The ebblnir tirtn r-K-rrlvA tfcnlr hn-if
agaiist a pier. While trying to push It off Mr.
Rosciu'tippedtheboatsothatit began to fill
withivater. He immediately tossed his elder
boy. up on the dock. With the other boy in bis
arms, bo tried to climb up the piles under the
pier. The boat went under before he could get
a foothold. He fell into the river, and his
child was swept from his arms and drowned.
He saved himself by swimming ashore, after
trying In vain to recover his boy,
A Philanthropist's Troubles.
A short man with frowsy hair and short
beard, and wearing a ministerial costume at
tracted a great deal of attention In the Harlem
court this morning. He was the notorious
William H. Ramscar, who Conducted the un
sectarian home for children near Fleetwood
Park, until Imprisoned some time ago for his
horrible treatment of bis youthful charges.
Recently he has been conducting a '-national
unsectarlan home for old men" in the upper
part of the city. June 19 John Lcfferts, a white
haired, weak old man with a small Income, en
gaged board and furnished room on the first
floor of Bamscar's institution. He lived in it
two days and was then directed to sleep In the
attic. When he refused to move Ramscar
beat him with a cane till he became uncon
scious. In court Lefferts showed big bruises
and gashes which Ramscar's cane had made
on his head, neck and back. Several police
men told how, when passing the old men's
home at night, they had often heard Ramscar
beating his wards. Several of the old men in
Ramscar's care testified that they had meat
seldomer than once a week. Ramscar was held
for trial. His old men's home will be Investi
gated. A Newsboys' Riot.
A newsboys' riot has been In progress on Park
L row all day. The cause of the trouble was tho
raising of the wholesale price of the Evening
Sun and Evening World from 5 cents to 6 cents
for ten copies. The boys refused to pay tbe
new price and retired In a body to Theater al
ley for consultation. An hour later some 600 of
them marched out behind a red rag on a stick,
shouting, "Boycott the Sun; boycott the
World." Only two newsboys on the row tried
to sell the boycotted papers. One of these,
after being chased all over City Hall Park, got
a bad thrashing and his papers were torn up.
The other was escorted by a policeman through
the yelling mob of boys to Broadway, where he
took to his heels with some 200 dlrtv.fa-ii
barefooted little imps after him, shouting
"Scab." The shouting and marchlnc were kent
up till dark. The boys expect to continue the
boycott till the old rates shall have been re
stored. Pat Had to Fight. "
Colonel John C. Calhoun, brother of Patrick,
or"Pat,"as)ie is familiarly known in Wall
street, came to New York from Montreal to-day.
The Calbouns have offices at 18 Wall street
They are grandsons of the f jmeus South Caro
lina Senator. They have become very promi
nent In Southern railroad ventures in the last
few years, and are particularly close In their
associations with Colonel Calvin S. Bnce, Gen
eral Thomas, John H. Inman and other million
aires interested In Southern railroads. Colonel
Calhoun is President of the Southern Society.
He Is six feet six, and big proportionately. He
did not want to talk about the duel. He said
that now that his brother and Mr. Williamson
had adjusted tbeir difficulty It would not do
for him to say anything. Ho spoke, however,
of a coincidence. A few months ago his brother
was reading of a duel, and, swinging around in
his chair, he said: "John, I hope I shall never
have to go upon the field of honor. I do not
approve of tbat way of settling differences."
"And yet six months afterward be was obliged
to do so," said Colonel Calhoun. "Pat Is a
manly fellow, and you must remember that the
sentiment about such matters is different in
tbe South. If Pat had not taken notice of this
affair he would have been thought a coward,
and his refusal might have injured blm in a
business way." A number ot Southern rail
road men In Wall street, friends of Pat
rick Calhoun, received . messages from
Htary W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta
Cetutiluuon. Tbey said that Mr. Calhoun's
one shot slightly injured Mr. Williamson In the
aria, and that "Pat Is a trump clear through."
I ' A Bucket Sbop Suspends.
Attachments were to-day filed In Philadel
phia against J. C Allen & Co., of this city. The
attached firm wero proprietors of a bucket
shop and had to suspend because of losses in
curred in tbe recent rise in prices. The at
tachments are to protect Ed C. Holske & Co.
and J. B. Fleshman, of Philadelphia. Allen
originally came from Syracuse. A little more
than a year ago be made $100,000 in Boston,
and afterward joined tho firm of Fisher & 'Al
len, ot New York, which failed some months
ago. "J. C.Allen constitutes the whole con
cern," said one of his employes this afternoon.
"He is sick at his home to-day. He Is going out
of business on account of the poor prospects in
the bucket shop business, but be is going to
pay all his debts here. I'm looking for a job my
self. The fact is, since Allen has been here.
about a year, he has lost tOO.OOO or 70,C0O. It
has been a bullish up-hill market, and I don't
believe any of the bucket sbop men have made
anything. The Western Union makes all the
money. Cost us $30,000 this year. The anti
bucket sbop bill has had some effect, too. Ap
parently It Is a dead letter, and I don't believe
It amounts to a row of pins, but we thought
something was going to be done, and the publio
were somewhat suspicious for a while."
Two suits hava just been begun In the United
States Circuit Court against the Henry G.
Allen Company, of this city, asking that the
csmpany be enjoined from publishing the "En
cyclopedia Br)tannica." The suits were brought
by the firms of Adam AGhas. Black of Edin
burgh, and Francis A. Walker, of Boston, and
Charles Scribners' Sons, of this place. Tbe
Henry G. Allen Company publishes the "En
"Eneyclopedla" from a reproduction of the
original ninth' edition, taken by the Gelatine
method. In -the ninth edition is an article
which Mr. Walker claims to hare written and
copyrighted, called "Political Geography and
Statistics," and which is used in the encyclo
pedia published in Edinburgh by permission
from the author.
The Present Appropriation Not Available
for Use In tho Territories.
Wasnoton, August 12. First Controller
Matthews has decided that the appropriation
of (600,000 made by the act of March 2. 1889, for
"Agricultural Experiment Stations" can be
used for the benefit only of the 40 stations for
which estimates were made, namely, 115,000
each, for stations tn each of tbe an States. In tbe
Tei rltory uf D.iWuia aud at tbe Agricultural
Department, and th.t uu part of the appropria
tion can be usod la the establishment of such
stations in any of the Territorlea with tbs ex.
cep tlon of Dakota, that being tha only one In
eluded In ttw etdmatM uaoa wbiflh teaBo-
prUUcawas based,, A
AN OLD PITTSBURG PASTOR.
The Oldest Clersryman la America Who
Preached Here Many Yean Axe.
Btractjsk, August 12. The Bev. David
Kaemmerer, D. D., of Wooster. O- Is the guest
of his daughter, Mrs. James B. Chllds in Booth
Sallna street. Father Kaemmerer. as he is
known by churchmen throughout the country,
Is the oldest minister in the United Btates In
years of service, having been one of the pioneer
preachers o'f the German Reformed Church.
Father Kaemmerer is 87 years old, but after 62
years of active clerical labor his step Is still
vigorous and his voice Is clear. His good health
and strong constitution he attributes to con
stant outdoor exercise, and he Is still fond of
an early morning walk.
Father Kaemmerer was born at Easton. Pa
and after an excellent theological education he
became pastorof the German Reformed Church
at Pittsburg when that town was a thrifty little
city of about 10,000 Inhabitants. The young
paster quickly became known for his energy
and ability, and In a few years a handsome
church was built through his efforts, and was
then one of the largest in tho city. When tbe
building was cofapleted a bell was needed for
tbo tower. Hdw to obtain It puzzled the
church people, as few bells were then manu
factured In th.s country, and the means of
transportation were limited. Father Kaem
merer finally beard tbat two excellent Swiss
bells were held at tbe New York Custom
House for duty. One of these was bought for
tbe new churca. and after much difficulty was
brought to Pittsburg. It bore the quaint in
scription. "For. the Little Church in tha Wil
derness." and la verse of scripture,, and for
nearly a half century It sent out its call to the
citizens on Sundays.
Father Kaemmeror remained In Pittsburg
until 1840, when be resigned tbe pastorate to
engage in church extension work. For several
years he traveled through Ohio and Indiana
upon horsebacK, often preaching tour times on
a Sunday, and always in German. About this
time Father Kaemmerer formed the acquaint
ance of Henry Ward Beecber, who was ayoung
pastor of achurch at Indianapolis, and a warm
iriendshhysprang up between them. In 1853
Father Kaemmerer accepted the pastorate of a
church at Wooster, O.
During lis career Father Kaemmerer has
performed more tban 1,500 marriage ceremonies
and baptised between 3,000 and 4,000 persons.
The comer stone of the now church at Pitts
burg was laid by him a few years ago, the oc
casion being celebrated by all the citizens.
A SNAKE WENT DOWN HIS THROAT.
A Diver Accidentally Swallows a Reptile
and la Stranuely Affected,
Vincknnes, Ind., August 12. One of the
most remarkable cases with which tbe medical
men of Southern Illinois have had to contend
is that of Everett Terry, a 14-year-old son of
Farmer Terry, of Grove township, Sullivan
county. Recently the youth, with a number of
companions, wen; bathing in the Embarrass
river. Terry prided himself on ho diving abil
ities. After making" a long dive ho told his
companions that while under water he had
swallowed something. He soon became deathly
.sick, went home aod took to his bed. Several
aays later ne was) seized with convulsions of
the most violent nature, and his sickness took
the most peculiar phase. Dr. Maxwell was
summoned and was puzzled with the condition
of the patient.
Between the hours of 6 and 7 In the morning
Everett Is able to take medicine. After tbat
time his stomach will retain neither liquids nor
solids until 4 o'clock In the evening, when he
seems to crave for food, and partakes of milk.
meat uu soup who apparent rejisn. xnirty
minutes after eating thepauent la attacked
with smothering spells. He smacks his jaws,
winks his eyes with llchtning rapidity, and
then becomes unconscious. Convulsions be
come more intense, and finally be grows so
violent tbat it requires the combined strength
of three men to Sold the patient on a pallet.
These fits continue until about 9 o'clock, when
ho gradually grows calmer, eventually dozes
off to sleep, and slumbers until daylight. His
spasms are of stveral varieties, namely, cata
leptic epileptic aad tetanic.
. In his convulsions he Imitates the voices of
animals and birds, the whistle of a locomotive
and many other sounds. For four days he was
denied food of any kind. On the third day of
his starvation tho head of a reptile of some
kind was seen In his throat, but all efforts to se
cure it were fruitless. The doctors disagree as
to the nature of the case and cause of disease.
Some aver it is a disorganization of the ner
vous system, while ethers claim tbat tbe boy
swallowed a serpent, lizard or frog. Despite
all theories advanced, the mystery is as far
from solution as it was a month ago.
THE SEASON CLOSING AT HARRIS'.
Ten Night In a Bar Room the Wlnd-Up for
If "Uncle Tom's Cabin" has a rival in Its
'perennial powers, of drawing large audiences It
is the dramatization of T. 8. Arthur's temper
ance novel, "Ten Nights In a Bar Room." For
six or eight weeks there hare not been such
audiences at Harris' Theater as were gathered
there yesterday to see Joe Morgan battle
through five long acts against temptation. Tha
Company which will doubtless entertain
crowded houses this week is the good one seen
in "His Natural Life." headed by Charles Pat
terson, Miss Lilian Andrews and Miss Agnes
Lane, and is fully equal to all demands npon it.
Little Pearl Marten Is a clever child actress,
too, and sings quite sweetly.
Another change took place yesterday In the
management of this popular playhouse. Mr.
Walter P. Dean, who has had charge since last
April, has left to manage Mr.Barrls'nsw opera
house in Minneapolis. Mr. Dean made many
friends, while here, who will regret to see him
leave, while rejoicine in his advancement His
successor is Mr. E. W. Starr, a young man well
known In Pittsburg theatrical circles, and one
who, from long former experience In the con
duct of the local house, cannot fall to give full
satisfaction to bis employer as wall as to the
patrons of the theater.
GR0VER CLEVELAND OUTDONE.
The Wonderful Succei of an Ex-TJeutenant
Governor n a FUherman.
Round island Paes, August 12. Ex-Lleu-tenant-Governor
Thomas G.Alvord has beaten
the record In this year's fishing. Saturday he
caught a 40-pound tnuskallonge, S3 Inches long,
which he presented to Congressman Belden.
and which was again given away to the hotel
and served for dinner. To-day "Old Salt" had
a lively tussle with another muskallenge, and
It required a quarter of an hour for an old fish
erman like him to get the monster quiet on the
"It wasn't much ot a day for fishing, either,"
said the hoary- headed old politician, as he
showed 31 nice large pickerel, from two to
eleven pounds, which wero also taken In on tbe
same trip. On Friday he caught 43 pickerel.
The muskallonge was hooked In McFadden's
Bay. near Clayton. Old Salt Intends to catch
a whale or a sea serpent before the season Is
The President's Awful Pan.
From the Lewlston Journal. I
Secretary Blaine looked through the big
oval window of his dining-room this morning
aud saw that a fog was hiding tbe view aealn.
"Ah, this is beastly weather!" exclaimed the
Secretary to his guest.
"BarharboToual" replied the President.
Levi Smth. while working a threshing ma
chine on tho farm directly east of Wheeling
Park, one day last week, killed a snake meas
uring nearly 7 feet, which contained over 150
young ones. The reptile belonged to a species
said to be a cross between a garter snake and a
dry land moccasin.
The cry of the sratydld has 'been heard in
the suburbs. This augurs frost within six
D. A. Chandlee, Chatham, Pa- has In his
L possession a solid walnut desk of antique style.
It has inscribed on one or the oottom drawers
the name "Job Bally," and the date "1747."
Though in use for three or four generations, It
Is still in a good state of preservation.
' A Lebanon photographer arranged a cam
era in tbe gallery and had his picture taken
during his wedding ceremony.
A col ant of ten ladles and gentlemen met
accidentally in a house in West Chester a
week ago; and their names were two Josephs,
two Annies, two Marys, two Nellies and two
A Chester, horse drinking at the edge of a
creek became scared at a wriggling eel, caught
by a fisherman, and ran away, dragging ths
wagon after him Into mid-stream.
Ellta Httll, of West Nantmeal township.
Pa, has held a commission as Justice of the
Peace for 42 years, and this week took dut his
commission for five years more.
A!C EBTXSmiss found a pocketbook contain
ing dlO In c-sh and returned it to the owner.
He gavu her 26 cents.
A sxbancm tmal was killed by a farmer la.
Belmont. couay. Q tbe other day. It reseat
pled a ground hog all bat la talk which wm
over two xeet
A Philadelphia fed peanuts to the po
lar bear at tbo "Zoo," and the ungrateful ani
mal bit one ot his fingers' off.
Mrs. Leyton, a bright yonng married
woman of New York, has opened a carpenter's
shop. She is a skillful artisan and finds busi
A man named Grossman, of Chicago, is
gettincrich raising frogs for the market. His
"frogging'ashecallslLlsapond on one of
his town lots.
A Cincinnati physician believes that
rheumatism is caused br bacilli. They origi
nate in decaying matter and getinto the system
from the atmosphere. Green plants In Irving
rooms he pronounced a great source of danger.
The ill luck attached to the nnmber 13
struck little Katie Fehling, of New York, with
full force the other day. She Is 13 years old,
and is one of 13 children In the family. At 6:13
she was arrested for shoplifting, and pleaded
At Sylyania, Ga., a few days ago Frank
McCrimmon found a turkey nest on which an
old gobbler was sitting; On examination ha
found that tbe nest was flllari not with nnm.
but with apples. Mr. McCrimmon has found U
a difficulty matter to undeceive the gobbler.
It is a Carrying Place Pond, Me., fish
erman who relates that while he was pulling in
a pickerel that he had caught, one day, another
fish grabbed tho pickerel's tall, then a third
seized the second one's tail and so on till thero
were seven on the string; he landed them all.
Will Ogden, of Fairfield, Neb., per
formed a remarkable trick last week. He laid
a cocked gun on the ground, stood off about 15
feet from it, threw a common glass ball Into
the air, turned a handspring; picked up and
discharged the gnn. breaking the ball before)
it reached the ground.
A Philadelphian named Humphrey,
who has been enjoying the delights ot Bar-Car-bor,
has a high appreciation of the honesty of
the colored servants on board the boats run.
nine down to Boston. Mr. Humphrey left his
pursa, containing $206, under his pillow, and it
was found by a servant and forwarded to him.
William Sondermann, a brick manu
facturer of Hastings, Minn., having noticed
ths appearance of gold In a kiln of brick opened
in his yard on Thursday, had a sample of the
sand analyzed by a St. Paul chemist, with tho
resulting discovery or "pay dirt" to the value
of S6 to the ton. The expense of working the
bed is comparatively nothing; and Mr. Sonder
mann will seek wealth in the sand.
The latest thing in hotel bills of fare is
an edible menu card. You select tbe dishes
you want, and then while waiting for them yon
amuse yourself by leisurely eating up the bill
of fare. It acting as an appetizer. It is ths
scheme of a London confectioner. He makes
a thin sheet of sweetened dough, and after it
has been baked he prints the menu upon it tn
ink made of chocolate. It hasn't got over here
yet, but it will by and by.
The dried leaves of the coca plant
which is cultivated on the slopes of the Andes,
form an important article of Internal trade
among the various native tribes. It is esti
mated that not less tban 30.000,000 pounds are
consumed annually. After the morning meal
men and women, alike take a mouthful of ths
leaves mixed with a little lime; fresh leaves are
added throughout tbe day, and without any
additional food the consumer is enabled to do
a hard day's work.
The smartest horse in Rome, Ga., is tha
sorrel horse owned by M. G. McDonald. For
quite awhile Mr. McDonald has been going
Into the stable and finding the water turned on,
and frequently reprimanded his servant for
leaving the water turned on wnen he would go
to water the anlmaL Tbe other day Mr. Mc
Donald chanced to peep in and saw the horso
turning the crania, and presently the water was
flowing freely. When the trough gets dry h
just turns the water on himself.
About one month ago a young man
named Joe Harpster, of St. Louis, was struck
on the back ot the head with a pair of brass
knuckles by a footpad, knocking himsenseless,
and for more than a month he lay unconscious.
A few days ago he suddenly recovered his
senses, but when he did h e was able to convers.
intelligently only In the German language. Ht
was born of American parents, who spoke Ger
man, and that was the language he first learned.
He gave that up. however, and learned En
glish, using It at all times, -entirely forgetting
Is German. Now he can remember nothlng
of English. Scientists are wrestling with ths
township, Lycoming county, lightning struck a
large elm tree aod split Jt evenly to a point
about midway between the lowerllmbs and ths
butt. Waving the branches undisturbed. Ths
tree was not killed, and tbe owner let It stand.
The lower part of the split grew together In a
tew years, and tbe elm's foliage was as thick
each summer as it had been before, although it
was a little later in gettlne its full leaf than Its
neighbors ot the same species. During a terrlflo
thunder storm late in June of this year, light
ning again struck the elm, split It clear down
to the roots, tore a good deal of the bark off,
and killed it, .
Mrs. Bonfield went to ths Baltimore and
Ohio depot of Zanesvillo to see some friends
off on a train. When the train arrived she
laid her baby down In the gentlemen's waiting
room and went with friends to the platform.
Alter tbe train departed she entered the car
riage and drove away. She made several calls
and never discovered the loss of the baby until
she returned home, an hour afterward. Sbo
hastily returned to the depot and found tho
baby safe and sound in the arms of a hotel
runner, who had discovered it and took cars
of it. During ber absence half a dozen persons
had attempted to secure it for adoption. She
was overjoyed at finding it and wept freely.
John Reach, of Deuison, Tex., was an
eye witness of a terrible battle between a large
wood rat and a blacksnake, near the farm of
Mr. Ninon. The snake was concealed in the
weeds and attacked the rat, which was crossing
the wagon road. The reptile grabbed tbe rat,
which extricated itself and then turned on Its
antagonist, biting 'a piece of the flesh out of
the neck near the head. The snake struck at
the rat, but the rodent evaded the blow by
jumping Into tbe air. The reptile, by a move
ment which Reach described "as qulek as
llebtnlng' grabbed the rat a second time. The
rat bit the snake, and then. Reach says, com
menced tbe battle to the death. Thesnaks
and rat were badly mixed up, and the dust flow
so tbat ho could not distinguish one of tbs
combatants from tho ether. The atrugcle
lasted about ten minutes, when the rat lay la
the road dead, and tbe snake was so badly
wounded that Mr. Reach killed It with a stlcK.
Tbe back of tbe reptile was literally torn to
pieces, and Mr. Reach Is astonished that It sur
vived the battle.
There is talk of changing the name of ths
State of Kentucky to Sparta. Spartans were never
knows to tale water." Light.
He (refected) Well, you may go further
and fare worse.
She Yes; can't be done around here. Muruey'i
Mrs. Smallers They do say that Midship
man Blinkers Is a very fast younz man.
Captain Beaugard Tes; he belongs to the fleet.
Henka 'Tis a criminal offense for any
clerk In this city to die young.
Hobbs Nonwnse; what makes you think that?
Henks It Is a proof of shortage, Isn't It. Kear
Shall strangers in the Northern land
Defy the sign of Star and Stripe?
Shall England pluck with ruthless hand
Our sealskin saeques before they're ripe?
Wat king ton Capital.
It is seridusly stated that it takes a fly a
two-billionth part of a second to wink. If a man's
wink was aa sudden as a fly's, he would never
get anything but plain soda at ths fountain lam
arugstore. SorrUtown i Herald.
'We are all worms," exclaimed the
preacher in bis sermon. Little Bobby, who was
following the discourse attentively, whispered to
his mother: "Then that's tbe reason whythe
great big fish swallowed Jonah, Isn't It?" Port
land, Me., Prut. t
Young Harduppe But don't you think
you could learn to love me? Is there no hope?
Ancient heiress I amafraldnot,Mr. Barduppe.
Sly heart was lost when I was but a young girl.
Mr. Harduppe But you oughtn't to count whst
happened away before the war. Tern Haute Ha
prett. "Is your father coming to church this
morning, Henry?" asked tbe minister ora small
boy whom he met in tbe street. "I guess so, ".re
plied Henry. Somebody stole his ashing tMkle
last night, and I beard Mm tell ma at the break
fast table this morning that his fun for to-day was
spoiled, and be s'posed he might as well go to
church." XorrUUnen Herald.
He Wasn't Bashful Mrs. Prim Good
morning. Tommy. Did your mother send yon In?
Tommy (aged 8) No'm. i thouxht 1 would like
fa make a call. .
Airs, rrun-mai is very nice, I am sure. But
you mustn't be bashful on your first call. Can't
you raise your eyes from tbe carpet?
Tommy-Ob, I'm not bashful, but mother says
year carpet 1 so ugly It makes her sick to look a;
It, and l to ckf I weald esse W ana try U ssy
self. -Norton Pof,