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PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 188a
TIME FOB BEFLECTIOH". "
The probability that a long and bitterly
contested strike in the window glass indus
try will commence on September 1, is made
prominent by the failure of the manufac
turers and men to agree upon the scale at
their conference yesterday.
The determination to disagree is said to
be final, but there are still two weeks and a
half in which both sides may take time to
think better of it Statements of the ina
bility of the employers to pay the wages de
manded and of the amount of money which
the employes have in their treasury, are as
abundant as blackberries; but in tie next
20 days one side should reflect whether it is
not better to make a (compromise than to
stand idle, and the other whether the money
that is in the treasury might not be better
invested than in supporting universal stag
nation. Compromise is always better than conflict
in industrial matters.
BATHES TOO PRIVATE.
The tumble in Sugar Trust shares which
took place on Monday, was based upon an
item of Stock Exchange gossip to the effect
that an injunction had been applied for to
prevent the payment of the coming divi
dend by the Trust. One story had it that
the receiver of the North River Refining
Company, appointed by Judge Barrett,
who has decided against the legality of the
trust, was the applicant for the dividend in
the interest of that company; bnt another
undercurrent of gossip was to the effect that
the trust itself had applied for the injunc
tion in order to keep its funds on hand for
a fight that is expected to come up when
Clans Spreckels gets his big competing
sugar refinery in operation. Either report
is equally uncomfortable for the holders of
trust certificates. The public are begin
ning to see the truth of Mr. Blaine's asser
tions that trusts are private affairs, and to
conclude that their management iB alto
gether too much a private affair for the wel
fare ot the common investor.
DEALING IN LASQE SUMS.
The latest trade report is to the effect that
the Sugar Trust has entered into a negotia
tion with a European syndicate to buy up
and control the sugar plantations of the en
tire world. One hundred million dollars is
the amount stated as required for this pleas
ant little scheme; and when it is carried
out the consumers of the world will have to
pay prices that will yield a big return on
th.t very neat investment.
Let us see. A hundred millions needed
for this scheme, as much more for theproject
of buying the wheat crop of Dakota and
Minnesota, and smaller sums for the pur
chase of various manufacturing enter
prises are likely to place the total invest
ments for syndicate schemes that are pend
ing for immediate action, at 250,000,000 in
cosh. The reports have failed to state
where the people who have this supply of
funds ready for the enterprises of monopoly
liave got it deposited.
It would be much easier than furnishing
this sum of money, to float $250,000,000 of
paper securities at whatever they will bring
under the pretense that they are to repre
sent the profits of monopoly. But recent
events show that even that game can be
BASEBALL AND FOOL SELLING.
The fact that the selling of pools on base
hall games has become quite the rage in
Boston, where a total of f 100,000 per day is
reported to change hands on those events, is
referred to by the N ew York Herald as some
thing that should be stopped. It will be
difficult to prevent the pool sellers from
taking anything as the subject on which
they offer an opportunity for the people
to gamble so long as the pool rooms
are allowed to bo open. But the Her
ald is undoubtedly right in the position
that the baseball business should be sepa
rated as widely as possible from the business
of gambling upon it. The connection of
baseball with the pool rooms has always
proved demoralizing ami discreditable.
Only a few years ago the prevalence of the
gambling business in the baseball interest,
Drought it to a condition of utfer disrepute
which very nearly took away all public in
terest in the game. This is one of the ten
dencies of professionalism which baseball
managers have recently tried to guard
against They cannot act more wisely than
by preserving a wide and clear line of de
marcation between their organization and
the business of betting on their games.
F0BEIGNEBS AND AMERICANS.
The movement of the Italians of New
York City to prepare for political duties, by
taking out their papers of citizenship,is ap
proved by ourbrilliantcotemporary,the New
York Sun; but that journal makes a perti
nent point by telling them that "They must,
however, go into politics here not as Ital
ians, but as Americans, not as a body of
Toters apart from other citizens, but as one of
the constituent and intermingling elements
of the great American, Republican Demo
This is very cogent advice for the Ital
ians, and it might pertinently be ex
tended so as to Include all other na
tionalities. The policy of this coun
try in allowing immigration from other
parts of the world looks to the assimilation
of the immigrants, and their conversion
into American citizens.. It is not for
the preservation of conflicting nation
alities and the continuance of international
jealousies and factions. The maintenance
of German, Irish, Italian, Polish or any
other foreign interests in American polities
is opposed to the purposes of naturalization.
The transferor foreign political issues and
international jealousies is inimical to the
peace and prosperity of this country.
All our foreign born citizens should under
stand that when they take the oath of alle
giance they become, first of all, American
The disposition of corporations, where
their material interests are in conflict, to
levy petty warfare and indulge, by means
of hired agents, in disorderly conduct, re
ceived an illustration in this city a few days
ago, .and manifested itself in a still more
significant shape in Philadelphia on Sun
day. The disorderly corporations were no
less important ones than the Pennsylvania
Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Bail
road. Between them both they managed
to present a fine example of disregard for
legal proceedings and disrespect for law and
One railroad wished to lay a switch to con
nect its tracks with certain manufacturing
establishments, and the other railroad did
not wish to have it do so. Accordingly,
while the workmen ot one corporation were
absent a force employed by the other ap
peared on the ground,, tore up the track and
built a board fence across it The employes
of the opposing company then appeared
upon the ground and -attempted to restore
the destroyed work. This, of course, led to
blows, and a small riot went in operation
very promptly, which was only quelled by
the appearance of a squad of police, who
succeeded in enforcing,! cessation of hos
tilities. It would have been very easy for the dis
puting corporations to -have determined
their legal rights by an appeal to the courts,
or by reference to an impartial lawyer. In
fact there is little reason to donbt that each
corporation knew its legal rights, and if it
had not been for the desire of one or both i to
prevent the other from a fair opportunity to
compete for the freight of the manufactur
ing establishments, it would have been very
easy for them to have compromised their dis
pute without the necessity of either litiga
tion or disorderly conduct. But the corpo
rate policy is to seize whatever is wanted by
tlje strong hand, without regard either to
natural justice or legal actions. The result
is that they hire men to indulge in disorder
and resort to violence.
Yet, when these same employes, in a dis
pute which affects their own vital interest in
the matter of wages, apply the lesson which
the corporations have taught them and re
sort to force in support of their claim, the
corporate magnates who ordered this viola
tion of good order will be vociferous in pro
claiming their conviction of the necessitv of
enforcing the laws and preventing all dis
orderly proceedings. Is it the corporate
theory that breaches of the peace of which
they are the victims, are the only disorders
which the law should stop?
A GBEAT SOCIAL PB0BLEM.
" It is no new thing to hear that there are
thousands upon thousands of men in the far
"Western States who want wives and cannot
get them for the simple reason that there
are not nearly enough women in those re
gions to go aronnd. Equally familiar is the
statement that many of the Eastern States,
and notably those of New England, possess
a superabundance of spinsters who would
marry if they could. The Mayor of Ta
coma, "Wash., puts one side of the case
strongly in the following appeal which he
recently sent to the Mayor of Boston:
Send us yonr girls, thousands of girls. We
have thousands of young men wanting wives
wbo cannot go East to find and court them.
Send all chat will come. Wo guarantee bus
bands. Please publish this for threo weeks or
Other appeals pf a like nature have
reached the East lately. In the very nature
of things such appeals are not likely to be
answered Beriously by many women; cer
tainly by no desirable women. General
proposals of marriage at wholesale cannot
avail with intelligent and good women.
.Pernaps, nay, very probably, there are
many spinsters in New England who would
gladly marry any decent pan, but very few
of them indeed would be willing to cross
the continent to the matrimonial altar un
invited by their husbands-to-be. The femi
nine nature, the traditions of the sex, and
the customs of society forbid a woman to
seek marriage openly and directly.
But any subterfuge or pretense will serve
to cover husband hnnting. There must be
an excuse of some sort, however, though it
matters not how thin it be. All the conere
gations of the sexes, at dances, balls, the
theater, the lecture room, by the sea, on the
mountains, even in the churches, are in part
at least opportunities of which women cheer
fully avail themselves to hunt a husband.
And the world approves. But neither
women nor the world would sanction the
direct search for a husband which the "West
ern men wish the Eastern women to make.
Consequently it is plain that all that is
needed to bring these lonely bachelors and
lovelorn spinsters together is an excuse for
meeting. We suggest that the "Western
men should invite the fair ones from the
East to a gigantic reception, without allud
ing to the matrimonial question at all. To
conceal the real issue further it might be
well to add in the invitation that a tour
through a part of the "West would follow
the reception, "We will wage a good deal
that most of the invitations would be ac
cepted, and that moreover not a single
woman would return. If she ever did re
turn she would not be single.
The genial Joseph Howard informs the
public through the New York Press that
"Clara Louise Kellogg has grown quite
stout." "With similar enterprise, Joseph
will be able before long to tell his readers
that Mr. Blaine has been defeated for the
presidency. Clara's accession of adipose
and Mr. Blaine's disaster were very nearly
It is presented as an evidence of coming
success in the arrangement to start the
World's Pair agitation in New York, that
the Finance Committee, whose djity it will
be to raise the necessary funds, is made up
of the millionaires, from Cornelius Vander
bilt and Jay Gould down to Brlce, Rocka
feller and Ogden Mills. But the trouble
with putting ,New York millionaires on
committees of this sort, as illustrated in the
matter of the Grant monument, is that the
millionaires are apt to think that their ser
vices on the committee absolve them from
service on the subscription lists. New York
should understand that the true way to get
success for her World's Pair is to appoint
tho Vanderbilts, Goulds and their associates
to prominent positions on the list of gentle
men who have pledged themselves lb furnish
large amounts of the necessary funds. .
Tee Emperor of Bussia has determined
to visit the Emperor of Germany, and de
clare, like Sampson, in "Romeo and Juliet,"
that he does not bite' his thumb at Ger
many; bnt be bites his thumb.
We move a great deal faster now than
formerly. It took several centuries for some
one to inform the world that the story of
William Tell was a myth, and it has re
quired scarcely as many weeks for a news
paper to tell the country that the story of
"Cattle Kate," her pranks in cleaning out
the herds and gambling dens of her neigh
bors, and her final end at the hands of
lynchers, is entirely.the creation of an im
aginative reporter. This enables us to hope
that in due time we shall learn .that the
train robber, who holds up an entire rail
road train single-handed, is an invention of
TnE deliverances of the 'German Em
peror and the Prince of Wales to the effect
that the English navr and the German
army wilf be factors in the preservation
of peace, indicates the statesmanlike deter
mination to give every person who shows
signs of breaking the peace a very sound
Itistbue, as the Chicago Times sug
gests, that it is a good deal of a farce for
the French Government "to waste time
trying a man whom they haven't got and
can't get" This is the way it appears to
the Anglo-Saxon mind; but in view of the
fact that the Precch Government don't
want to get him, and are using the trial as
a means of preventing themselves from
getting "the unwelcome Boulanger, that
peculiar and celebrated case is not entirely
without its usefulness to the French politicians.
De. Hammond's assurance that "it will
take a hundred years of experimenting" be
fore it will be determined, whether the new
elixir of life is of much use, provokes the
reflection, which may be comforting or
otherwise, that most of us by that time will
not care whether it is of much use or not
It is calculated to provoke reflections
upon the limited nature of literary fame to
find a Philadelphia cotemporary, in a
column devoted to the republishing of
old songs, publishing as "a song with local
interest," and one whieh was "sung by a
Philadelphianon board of a vessel leaving
the wharf fbf the gold mines of California,"
a slightly Americanized version of what
has been supposed' to be a poem of universal
note, called "Auld Lang Syne."
The annulling of that Flack divorce by
the New York judge who not only granted
it, but appointed a disqualified person to act
as referee and fix up the transaction, is a
sign that "trying cases in the press" is not
always certain to have such a bad effect
They are getting out warrants for the
arrest of some prominent business men in
Buffalo who are accused of making away
with some 1300,000 worth of other people's
property. This would seem to be a viola
tion of all the precedents; but the further
lact remains, that the accused business men
have lost their money, which makes them
eligible for criminal prosecution.
The resort to infernal machines in Ken
tucky reduces the rest of the world to dumb
.astonishment, that the Kentucky stock of
pistols, shot guns and whisky cannot keep
the death rate high enough to suit th. taste
of all the blue grass citizens.
We hope that it cannot be possible that
the light of protection journalism and ed
itor ot official organs of the administration,
the Hon. Bussell Harrison, is going to
deluge this country with a lot bf pauper
made English clothing. If we remember
right, something was said about' the excel
lence and cheapness of American clothing,
during the last campaign.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Leo XIIL. although 78 years old, works
harder than any European sovereign. He rises
between 4 and 5 in summer, and between 6 and
6 in winter.
Tennyson and Swinburne write wretched
hands. The laureate's chlrography is large
and uneven, woile Swinburne's looks Ilk the
work of a school boy.
B ayabp Taylor was ambitious to be known
as a poet, but his misfortune was to be known"
as a traveler one who succeeded in seeing
Europe with littlo money. He complained that
"the chief merits accorded him were, not pas
sion and imagination, but strong legs and
A special passport such as are issued to
distinguished citizens Intending to go abroad,
was signed at the State Department yesterday
for Senator E varts, of New York. Th e Senator
will visit Europe, it is said, to consult special
ists on the continent about his eyes, whose con
dition is such as to give him much concern.
EX-GOVEKNOSJ ALOHZO B. CORNELL, of
New York, and Governor J. B. Foraker, of
Ohio, arrived In Buffalo Monday evening and
spent a few hours veryleasantly as the guests
of Mr. Henry M. Watson. A few Buffalo gen
tlemen were invited to meet them at dinner.
Mr. Foraker took the midnight train for the
Tiiomas Bailet Aldbich's dainty little
poem. "Baby Bell," was .refused' by the Knick
erbocker Magazine and other periodicals, and
was finally published in the lie w York Journal
of Commerce, a strange place for the publica
tion of such a poem. The poet was paid to for
it He has since received as much as 81,200 for
. a short poem, not so long and not so good as
"Baby Bel).'' Such is fame.
Speaking of the author of "Kobert
Elsmerc," a correspondent says: "In private
conversation Mrs. Ward can be either gay and
humorous and richly so or impressive and
refreshing. Her power of conversation ex
tends over many topics. She bas essentially
an resthetic rather than a philosophical or sci
entific mode ot looking at everything, and, I
fancy, would be liable to apply standards of
taste where more syllogistio logicians would In
sist upon colder methods ot investigation.
Mrs. Ward is pungent, brilliant and witty."
Genebal Grant was receiving 600 a year
for keeping the books of "a tan yard when the
Civil War broke out He started for Washing
ton to offer his services to the War Depart
ment and his application for a commission was
thrown into the waste basket He hung
around, however, until, to get rid of him, he
was sent West with a commission as Colonel of
volunteers. He was in the way out there and
President Lincoln had signed his recall, but be
fore he could be found, Vicksburg hadsur.
rendered. After that he was in a position to
dictate, and he did.
A Wicked Old Microbe.
From the New York Bun.
An Italian savant Dr. Malinconlco, of Na
ples, pretends to have discovered something
better yet than the elixir ot Prof. Brown.
Sequard. He bas Just discovered the microbe
of old age, and he is now engaged in thinking
about the best way to kill him. When one
thinks ot the' length of tune that this hoary
headed old microbe, bas been in concealment
the value of Dr. Malincomco's discovery can
be easily appreciated.
. War Ramon Follow Him.
From the Philadelphia Times.:
As the German Emperor is said to secure
new guarantees of peace wherever he goes,
and as he has gone nearly everywhere, it is
singular that the war rumors continue all the
Fntlle and Foolish.
From the Troy Times.
Struggling for the last word In a quarrel Is
about equal in brilliancy with prodding a
dying mule in the nonsensical hope that an
other kick may be fetched out of him.
Immigrant Willi Honey Wanted.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Canada is dreadfully angry because a colony
of Mormons have settled within her borders.
None hat boodlers are 'really 'welcome "over
there. ' ' . , ;
THE PITTSBURG .DISPATCH,
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Bare la tho Charitable Speaker Fleeing
From Alcohol Into tho Arms of Forgery.
Veby rare indeed s the human being who
never says an evil word about anyone, but
always seeks to see somefcood everywhere.
Recently a certain rascally individual was
being discussed by a largo family circle, every
one in which had something bad to say ot him.
One referred to his mendacity; another to his
dishonesty; a third to his Immoral nature; a
fourth to his audacity in crime, and so on. But
one old lady, the senior of all present was
silent till the indictments were all In. Then
she said gently: "But he was a beautiful tenor
It was toward the close of an Imperial drunk,
tho last act of a melodrama in whisky, that the
young Fittsbnrger came to the conclusion that
whisky was not worth the money or the head
aches that it cost He had been there before
several times. When the mockery of maudlin
ness had been brought home to him the
thonght struggled through his disordered
brain that he ought to swear off. Where! His
previous experience had taught him that the
temple of a city Alderman was the most solmn
place open to him. Many a ten dollar bill had
be laid upon the Aldermanlc altar. To an Al
derman's office, therefore, he went with such
directness and speed as the duplicity of bis eye.
sight would permit
The Magistrate sat behind bis desk recount
ing to an attentive audience of constables and
courtiers his conquests and cavortlnes at the
sea shore In the month of July. Bnt with the
gracionsness for which the Alderman is famous
that luminary cast laovse from his satellites,
and asked the shaky and haggard young man
at the rail what he wanted.
"I want to swear off," said he.
"Tom, bring me an affidavit" said tho Alder
man to a constable, economizing time, and in
about 30 seconds the oath bad been admin
istered. In another minute the form had been
filled ont and tho young man was signing his
name, when the Alderman said with automatic
concern: "Fifty cents." ,
To a man with a half a plug ot chewing to
bacco, a latch key and three cents as his total
assets, the call for half a dollar must always
sound appalling. Tboyotfthful reformer was
so situated and so appalled.'
"I haven't got 60 cents, "x er Honor," said the
"Then you can't swear off here," was the sen
tence from the Bench.
Then the young man went out and passed
into the saloon which, appropriately, adjoined
the temple of justice. He walkectup to the bar
and said hoarsely "Glass of beer, please?"
No not at alt Yon forget he had but 3 cents.
Els petition was: "Len me a pen and ink and
a scrap o' paper, BUI?"
Bill, the bartender, recognized a good cus
tomer, and complied with his request The
young man wrote: "Please give the bearer the
affidavit. I will pay the 50 cents," and signed
the name of a friend who was also on intimate
terms with the Alderman. This, after a suit
able interval, he took back to the Alderman,
and the latter, -on the strength of the forced
order, permitted the young man to take away
This absolutely true story of to-day exhibits
a singular confusion of moral ideas. Forgery
is a novel life-belt for use in the sea of drunk
enness. PBOFITABLE R00ST-K0BB1NG.
Chicken Tbleves Who Employed a Dos aid a
Team to Assist Them.
Franklin, Ind., August 13. Charles Pat
terson and his wife Anna, of Indianapolis, and
Isaac Christy, of Trafalgar, this county, were
arrested and lodged in jail here this morring
on a charge of stealing chickens from the
farmers of White Biver township last wtek.
Tbev had a two-horse rig and had a dog fol ow
ing them. They would send the dog after the
chickens along the road.
He wonld catch them, and then the two nen,
who seemed to be following out the inst-nc-tlons
given by the woman, would pull the
heads off the fowls and conceal them in tieir
vehicle. After securing a load of several dczen
they would drive to Indianapolis, dress tlem
and put them, on the market I
KAILE0AD beds sinking.
A Strange Phenomenon That Renders
Schedules Practically Useless.
Pottsvtlle, August 13. Tho settling of the
surface along the Lehigh Valley and Philadel
phia and Beading roads on the outskirts of Ma
banoyCity, is extending so rapidly and Is at
taining such proportions that traffic on both
roads is Interfered with, and schedules are of
no use. The depressions this morning are
greater than yesterday, when hey bad made
great progress already over the condition of
Saturday. - "
From the Public Ledger.l
If Mrs.Maybrlck had poisoned her husband
In this country sho could have counted on two
or three years of the law's delay, even though
ultimately sent to the scaffold. In England
they do things with more respect to the,
effect ot an execution as a warning to others.
She was arrested fn May, tried and convicted
last week, and her execution has been fixed for
August 26. -
They Could Get it Cheaply,
From the Akron Telegram.
Why is trouble always "brewing?" If this
thing isn't stopped the English syndicates will
be after it
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Dr. Alexander Brown Blott.
NEW Yobk, August 13. Dr, Alexander Brown
Mott, one of the most noted of American surgeons,
and a son of the famous surgeon Valentine Mott
died at his country teat near Yonkers, yesterday
morning ,of pneumonia, after an Illness of tiro
days. Dr. Mott was born In New York, March
31, 1816. When 10 years of age he was taken to
Europe and there received a classical education.
He wasappolntedvlsltlngsurgeonto St Vincent's
Hospital In 18SS. From 1855 to 186J he filled a
similar position In the Jewish Hospital, and for
14 years was head surgeon in the Charity Hospital.
In each of these Institutions his work was of the
highest order, and although comparatively a
young man, he became known as one of tho most
expert of surgeons. In 1859 he was appointed at
tendlngsurgeon awKellevue Hospital, and subse
quently Consulting surgeon to the Bureau of
Medicine and burg leal Relief to the Outdoor Poor
of J err York. In 1841 Dr. Mott undertook tbeor
ganlzatlou or the medical corps of the regiments
that were sent to the seat of war, and afterward,
with the assistance of many of New York's
patriotic leaders, he founded the United States
Army General Hospital, of which he was the
medical director. In 1862 be received the commis
sion ot Burgeon of the United States volunteers,
with the rank of Major. Toward the close of the
war Dr. Mott acted as medical Inspector of tue
Department of Virginia, and was attached to the
staff of Oencral Edward O. V. Ord. -He was pres
ent at the conference between Oencral Grant and
General Lee, when they arran ged the terms of sur
render of the Confederate-forces. He was mustered
out or service July 27, 1385, with the brevet rank of
Hon. W. H. Newton.
SDTEBIOB, WIS., August IS, Hon. W. H.Hew
tondled hereto-dayjfromlnjurles received by a
fall from his buggy three weeks ago. lie was one
of Superior's most prominent businessmen, and
was well known throughout the Northwest and
Bt. Paul, where he owns considerable property.
He was earlier at work on New-York canals and
Ohio railways. He was largely interested lntne
Consolidated Land Company, and will be missed
In business circles. He leaves a Ma .
daughter and two sisters. He made several sue.
cessiui inventions in sue way ox canal drainage, etc.
W. Edward Hunter.
At 2:30 this afternoon the funeral services over
the late W. Edward Hunter will he held at the
residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Hunter, 114 Irwin avenue. Allegheny. The Inter
ment will be prliate at a later hour. Edward was
a hrlght nor only years of age. His death was
caused by rheumatism and heart trouble. He will
be carried to his resting place by bis brothers
Harry, Percy, James and Bamuel.
IBPICTAL TXLEQBA1C TO THE DISPATCH.)
Willsbubq, W. VA., August It Frank Glass,
editor of the Panhandle Kwt, of this place, died
last night of diphtheria. Mr. Glass was 41 years
of age, altd was connected with the Aewi for S3
years. He is a son of Alfred Glass, who was many
years ago connected with the Pittsburg Pott.
Fred Leslie. .
Chicago, August IS. -A private dispatch from
London annpunces.the sudden death there from'
blood poisoning of Fred Leslie, the leading
comedian of the Gaiety Company.
Dr. Jacob Z. Bowman.
rsrSCTAI. TELEOHAH TO TUX SI8PATCS.1
Cbahbxbsbubg, Pa., August 12. Dr. Jacob Z.
Bowman, a prominent physician of Meyersdale,
died here this afternoon of typhoid fever, aged 3d
Dr. James L. Cabell.
OVXBTON. - August 13.-Ur. James 'L. CabelL
senior member of the faculty of the University of
VtrrtBlsutiHed hen this asnku. . - V
1 VJrftata, died here tils morula. ,
THAT BDRNIMG IN EFFIGY.
Mr. Clarkson Says No Action Will be Taken
by the Poatoffice Department.
WASHiNOTOiTAngust 13. A reporter called J
uu awmu a ustiuasfcer uencrai uuuuvu wmj
for information in regard to the appointment
of a negro clerk by the new postmaster at At
lanta, Ga., General Lewis, which resulted In
much excitement and the burning in effigy of
Postmaster Lewis and General Buck, a leading
Bepublican of the State. General Clarkson
said: '-The story, as it was printed in the At
lanta papers and sent North, was to the effect
that Postmaster Lewis bad appointed a negro
clerk and assigned him to duty at the same desk
with a young white woman. The real facts,
however, are these: After General Lewis was
appointed as postmaster one of the registry
clerks resigned. The postmaster then appoiat
ed Charles O. Penny, colored, who stood at the
bead of the clril service list of ellgibles. as he
was com-pelled by the law to do. He was
assigned to work in the registry division, not in
the same room with the young lady, hut in
This young lady and ber father, who was
Superintendent of the Registry Division and
had the assignment of the clerks, both re
signed, simply because a negro had been ap
pointed to a place in the office, and not because
an attempt had been made to place a negro at
the same desk with the young lady. From
this grew all the trouble In Atlanta. There
were five neero clerks in the Atlanta postoffleo
under the Democratic postmaster, and for six
years a young white lady has been at the stamp
window selling stamps to all people, black and
"There is nothing in tho matter for the De
partment to act upon, and there is nothing in
the action of Postmaster Lewis to be criticised
by fair-minded people. Instead of doing any
thinz violently against the Southern prejudice
toward negroes, the postmaster sought in
making the appointment to obviate any ground
for objection on account of such prejudice. In
the postal service we find many of our efficient
men are among the colored men. We have
probably hundreds of them In the service alto
gether, and they make a good average record."
GOLD IN THE MOUNTAIN.
Lost Treasure Recovered From a Hldlng
g Place Amons; the Rocks. "'
NewbueS, N. Y., August 13. Auntie
Havens, who resides on tho Shawangunk
Mountain, back of the little hamlet of New
Vernon, is ono of the old fashioned people who
have no faith in banks. She was for many
years housekeeper for the late Colonel Hopper,
bnt after his death she did not care to live ba
the old house aVne and removed to the home
of an old friend in the valley below.
One of the first thoughts Anntle Havens had
when preparing to leave the old house was that
she had hidden $2,700 in gold some time aco In
the rocks on the mountain side, and she rested
secure in the opinion that it was safe in the bcoom
of old Mother Earth. But she finally concluded
to start out and find her hoardings, not having
the slightest doubt that she could walk directly
to the rock at whose base it was. But in this
idea the old lady was mistaken. She diligently
searched tbo mountain side, going first to one
huge bonlder and then to another, only to meet
with repeated disappointment Finally Auntie
Havens confided in some boys in the neighbor
hood and enlisted them in the search'inthe
hope that younger and sharper eyes might find
the landmark that she seemed to hare for
gotten. The boys, directed by the old lady, searched
long and diligently, and at last Johnny Hobart
the bright son of Hannibal Hamlin Hobart
said he would go to a certain rock some dis
tance from where the search was being prose
cuted, but Auntie Havens assured him it was
no use, for it could not be there, bnt must be
near the spot where they were standing." The
boy, however, skipped away, and in a short
time delighted and astonished the old lady by
crying out "I're found it Auntie!" and sure
enough there beneath the stones and dirt at
the base of a great rock, lay Auntie Havens'
wealth 32,700 in bright gold pieces. The joy of
Auntie Havens knew no bounds, and her pleas
ure and appreciation took a practical form, tor
her first act was to take from the bag of money
ten 810 gold pieces, which she banded to bright
little Johnny Hobart who was as proud of his
newly acquired wealth as the aged lady was
happy in the recovery of her little fortune.
BULLETS FE01I BATTLE FIELDS.
A Regular Traffic In Them at an Alexandria
Alexandria, VA., August 13. A quarter
of a century has elapsed since the. war, yet
many of the farmers of Virginia are still real
izing from Yankee lead and brass quite a
revenue. It is tbe children of these farmers
living nearest the "great battle fields that
bring to light most of the buried relics of the
cruel past Their tiny fingers, sometimes in
play, again with the hope of adding to the
family coffers, unearth pounds of lead.
I In strolling through this historic town, the
writer came across a veritable old curiosity
Bhop down by the wharf. It la-kept by an old
junk dealer, wbo, yielding to a deslro for a
glimpse at the latest curiosity, brought to light
a big box which had just arrived from the
country that morning. There, in reckless con
fusion, were bullets, musket balls, old pieces of
tons, all battered and bruised and corroded by
tbo earth in which they had been buried for so
many years. This box, the dealer said, would
weigh about 150 pounds, and was but ono of
many that he was constantly receiving.
From the midst ot the debris a bntton was
fished out upon which was Inscribed the arms
of Vermont (Freedom and Unity), showing
that they must have belonged to some member
ot the first militia that was mustered into
service, as the troops were afterward uniformed
by the United States. These war relics come
from the battlefields Manassas, Cnlpepper,
Fredericksburg and tbo Valley of Virginia,
and are sold simply for their value in old lead
and brass. Occasionally an invoice ot shells
arrives which throws tbe down town Inhab
itants into a state of consternation. Not so
very long ago quite a batch of these wicked
looking things were promptly hustled out of
town by command of the Mayor.
FOE POLITICAL EFFECT.
Tho Democrat of Montana Will Elect
County Officers This Fait
Helena, Mont., August 13. The conven
tion to-day finished consideration of the article
on State institutions. It was placed on final
passage and adopted as part of the Constitu
tion. In tho afternoon session the convention
passed a proposition by which ail county officers
will have to bo re-elected. Tbe vote was strict
ly partisan, as the Democrats hope to strength
en their State ticket with county nominations.
Intense excitement prevailed in the town
after the result became public Candidates
have become numerous since this re-elects
them for threo years. The convention is ex
pected to adjourn by Saturday.
Tho First Sleeping Cars.
From the Harrlsburg Telegraph.
Suppose you tell us wnere the first sleeping
cars were used and when? Be careful there;
steady don't jump at tbe answer and say they
were Pullman cars and were run on a Western
road, because you are wrong. The first sleep
ing cars were used on the Cumberland Valley
railroad from isne to 1848. And, strange to say.
at road doesn't run sleeping cars at this day.
Nothing: Pleasant About Trusts.
From the Chicago Herald. 1 ,
Tbe photographers in the .East who have
formed a trust will probably find that it will
hurt their business. People who are compelled
to pay trust prices do not wear that pleasant
expression of countenance necessary for suc
cessful photographs. .
FACTS FBOH FOREIGN SHORES.
The cost of Princess LouIseTs trousseau was
Tnir vintage of this year, In both France and
Germany, promises to rival that of 1S6S.
The Stuart exhlbltion.of last winter will be
followed by a Tudor.exbibitlon next year.
The total number of bodies registered as
buried in cemeteries used by London is 1,778,875.
THE rumor is that Princess Victoria of Wales
will marry Viscount Chelsea, the eldest son of
At Patti's farewell in Buenos Ayres in the
"Barber," she was called out 33 times, and the
receipts were 23,000.
The Queen's sole emblem of royalty at her
granddaughter's wedding was a small diamond
crown, worn over the cap.
The Duke of Fife was revealed lately as a
partner in the banking firm of Henries, Far
quharfb Co., as well as in Scott & Co.
The Sultan of Turkey wishes to reduce his
weight Prof. Schweninger, of Berlin, who
'.cured Prince Bismarck ot his too pronounced
tendency to stoutness, will, at the request of
the Sultan, instruct, two Turkish physicians In
,his special method of treatment
The great bell of Hung-wu, which has long
aln ball Duned in tbe ground, bas at lengxn
en lilted by foreign machinery and bung in a
pagoda built of iron "by a foreign firm. Ao-
g to prophecy, this bell was never to be
Hiked until Cbtea h entered upon a new
EYOLTJTION OF THE "WATCH.'
The First Pocket Time-Piece About as
Large as a Dinner-Plato Wonderful
Pieces of Mechanism Presented to
Klnga and Balers CIocU-Makors Con
Nuremburg, Bavaria, tbe European crado'of
invention, claims the dignified honor of being
the birthplace of the individual in whose fer
tile brain the "iarum." or "pocket clock," re
volved as a thing of fancy long before it be
came a material object of, beauty and utility.
The first watch was a curiosity that could be
viewed in at least two different lights. Its
wilderness of wheels was an everlasting source
of wonder and amazement while its size was
something awful to contemplate; some of the
first measure as much as nine inches in diam
eter, or about the size of a common dinner
plate. Think of carrying such a thing In a
pooket which the old Nnrembergers surely
did, for tbey called them "pocket clocks."
Great size was absolutely necessary, both on
account of tho maker's inability to construct
anything of intricate or delicate workman
ship and from the fact that weights were used
instead of springs. It was in 1477 that the old
clock-maker of Nuremberg finished the first of
his wonderful '"pocket clocks," after 23 months
of almost ceaseless labor.
The first man wbo wore one of those dainty
little (7) ornaments, says a writer in tbe St
Louis Jiepublic. was a meek and gentle priest
Prior to bis "pocket clock" venture it seems
that tbe old clock-maker bad incurred the en
mity of tbe clergy by constructing "an heret
ical and heathenish device" in -'shape of an
eagle, which flew out to meet a certain Em
peror or King who was at that time "doing"
the first-class European cities.
The Edison of the Middle Asos.
The old clnckmaker was tbe Edison of his
time; he was a great inventor and wonderful
stories were relatedjof his. marvelous mechani
cal contrivances. For years he was looked upon
With suspicion, but never'until his deft fingers
and active brain contrived and conceived the
miraculous "flying eagle," was he thought to
be a genius of sufficient importance to bring
before the tribunal. At the trial it was not
proven that he was a magician or a dealer in
the black art However, he lost a great deal of
his prestige among his fellow worshipers, they
considering him a person whose state was little
bitter than that of absolute disgrace. In tbe
seclusion of his workshop the old man brooded
over his misfortunes and worked "as one with
out hope" until his ingenuity bad fashioned the
pocket clock, which was forthwith presented to
tbe priest who conducted the trial as a sort of
Within 70 or 80 years after the Invention of
the "pocket-clock" its use had spread to Eng
land; but of course, the carrying of such oddi
ties bad not become general. In the accounts
of Edward VL of England we find mention of
the pocket timepiece, and also tbe first re
corded instance of the use of the word "watch."
The account, which bears date of 1552, says
that be "bad one larum or watch ot iron, the
case being likewise of iron gilt with two plum
mets of lead." The writer of the account goes
on to say that It was of the finest possible
workmanship: that it had an "arm'r which
pointed to figures on a brass dial; that one
winding every five hours was all that it re
quired to Vkeep it going finely" and lastly that
ic was only six inches la diameter, "being on
that account quite neat and handy."
Curiously Shaped Tlme-PIecos.
Tor more than 200 years after watches had
become a part and parcel of the royal parapher
nalia they wero such rarities and the prices
were so fabulous that few could afford such
luxuries. Before the watchmaking art had
nassed the first century mile-post designers and
Constructors of oddly-shaped time-pieces had
become quite numerous. In 1540, when the
Widow Diana of Poictiers was the mistress of
Henry U. of France, she was presented by the
courtiers with a remarkable collection of curi
ously shaped and strangely designed watches.
One of these, in shape of a coffin, would only
run when standing on tbe small end or foot of
its ghastly looking case. The crystal, which
corresponded with tbe face-plate of a coffin,
opened directly over a ghostly death-head
watch-face, upon the bony cheeks, forehead
and chin of which were painted the numerals
indicating the hours of the day.
Into the empty eyesockets one could gaze
like into the wells of despair and see the
twisting, writhing motion of tbe wheels. A
post protruded from the flesnless nose, to
which was attached an arm or band. As if to
add to tbe general horror of Um -wlito ma
chine, the grinning teeth slowly opened five
minutes before tbe end of each hour and closed
with tbe opening of the hour following. Lugu
brious styles seem to have been the fashion of
the day, her entire collection being composed
ot watches in such shapes as skulls, coffins,
In 1587 Mary, Queen of Scots, presented her
maid, Mary Letoun,with tbe famous "Memento
Mori," a silver watch of rare workmanship,
shaped like a skull. This famous relio is still
in existence and was on exhibition two years
ago this summer at the Peterborough (En
gland) Exhibition, which was held in memory
of the three hundredth aniversary ot the exe
cution and burial of Mary. A description
of the relic can best be given in the language
ot one of the many letter-writers who saw it
upon the occasion mentioned. ,
"The watch," says the writer, "has a silver
casing in form of a skull, which separates ar
tbe jaws so as to expose tbe dial, which is also
of silver, occupying abont the position of the
palate, and Is fixed In a golden circle with tbe
hours in Roman letters. The movement ap
propriately occupies the place of the brains,
but is inclosed in a bell, filling the hollow of
the skull, which bell is struck by the hammer
to sound tbe hours. Tbe case is highly orna
mented with fine engravings, snowing
on tbe front of the skull. Death,
standing between a cottage and
a palace; in the rear is Time, 'devouring all
things; on one side of the upper part of the
skull ?re Adam and Eve In the Garden of
Eden, with tbe serpent tempting Eve: on the
opposite side the scenes of the crucifixion are
represented. Inside tbe plate or lid is the holy
family in the stable, with the infant Jesus in the
manger and angels administering to Him. In
tbe distance are the shepherds with their
flocks, etc" Tbe case and works are said to
be in as good repair now as they were 300 years
A Terrified Household.
For years old Dr. Allan, the Scottish physi
cian, was suspected of being a wizard, an opin
ion which was all but confirmed when in 1630
he provided himself with a silver watch of the
regulation size and style. Chancing to stop
with a neighbor over night and it being some
what cold, he laid the watch near his body and
covered it with the bed quilts so that tho chilly
weather would not affect (he works.
Next morning he arose rather abruptly
and left the house without removing his
treasure from its cozy nest in the bed. In rid
ding up the room the servant discovered "the
infernal chattering thing" and immediately
concluded that it must be the old doctor's "fa
miliar spirit" conclusions which were hardly
arrived at before she had fled wildly from the
room. Other servants were called and tbe
whole array charged the "chattering thing" In
tbe bed. Clubs and tongs were freely used, bnt
tbe case was strong and the thing still chat
One of the girls, more courageous than the
others, finally agreed that she would take the
tongs and carry the thing to the moat and
drown it a proceeding fraught with danger,
but at last decided upon. Tbe others followed
at a respectable distance with hoes, clubs and
shovels with which they proposed to pounce
tbe thing should it attempt to attack tbe heroic
girU. When the old doctor returned for bis
watch be was informed of wbathad been done,
one ofihe servants leading the way to where
the thing had been drowned. It was found
hanging on a bush on tbe bank of tha moat
The failure to beat or drown tbe thing to death
fully convinced the servants that it was in
reality the old wizard's spirit and they could
not be persuaded to touch it
A Russian Empress' Watch.
At the time ot her coronation at Moscow, In
1721, Catharine L, Empress of Russia, was pre
sented with a watch as wonderful in every par
ticular as the famous Strasburg clock; even
more wonderful when the delicacy ot its con
struction is taken Into consideration. It
weighed seven ounces, and was both a repeater
and a musical time keeper. On the opposite
side from the works or time-keeping
part of the wonder there was an exact coun
terpart of the holy sepulchre with a carved
image of the Roman guard; this scene
could be viewed through the glass in the case.
Upon opening the case the imitation stones
would roll away from the mouth of tbe minia
ture sepulchre, tbe guard would kneel, angels
appear at opposite sides of the opening, and
about this time the music wonld start up and
play in soft sweet strains, the Easter songs so
well known to all Russlals. Tbe maker of this
wonderful piece of mechanism is said to have
worked upon It almost uninterruptedly for a
period ot nine years.
They're Fond of Kolas.
from the Philadelphia Inqutrer.l
-Tbe Canucks who are howling for a war over
.the Beh ring Sea row would sjiit the air with
ones it peaee h a war wo wws swsitii.
THE: GOS&P OP GOTHAM.
Temptation Too Great lor Him.
tSIW TOBK BUBXAU SrECZALS.
NEW Yoke, August 13. Edward Leblom,
bookkeeper in the office of George W. Fuller,
Jr., President of the New York Clearing
H,ouse, Is missing. So are $8,100 belonging to
Mr. Fuller and (900 belonging to Burtin Skid
more, a broker who has desk-room in Mr.
Fuller's office. Leblom is a colored man, 25
years old. Four years ago he was a bootblack.
Mr. Fuller took a fancy to him and helped
him along by taking him in the office ot tbe
brokerage firm ot Fuller 4 Whitney, of which
he was a member. Mr. Whitney died two years
ago. An implicit confidence was placed in
Leblom. He was then placed in charge of tbe
office. Mr. Fuller, who spends but little time
in his office, the Clearing House demanding
His entire attention, was accustomed to draw
bis checks in the moping, to Leblotn's order.
Leblom then filled them out as he pleased, and
indorsed them, so that he experienced no diffi
culty in obtaining all the cash he needed. Last
Thursday he left tbe office as usual, and bas
not been heard from since. Tbe police are
looking for him.
. Too Apt to be a Nuisance.
Captain Richard Howells, of the Salvation
Army, several subordinate officers and dozens
of indignant civilians crowded the Jefferson
Market police court this morning. Nine or ten
persons who live near the army's Westside bar
racks said that Captain Howells and his troops
raised such a row nights that they could not
sleep. -About 20 other persons wished to give
the same testimony, but the Police Justice
stopped them by dismissing Captain Howells
and bis comrades, with the warning that an
other complaint against the army would lead to
the closing of the salvation barracks by the
A Bis; Job Ahead of Tbem.
Dr. John S. Billings, who is helping Robert
P. Porter to take the census of 1S90, was ar
ranging a sanitary headquarters to-day for the
tabulations! the vital statistics of New York
City. He and his staff will begin shortly to
overhaul the records ot the last five years in a
room set aside for this use by the Bureau of
Vital Statistics. His task Is of overwhelming
magnitude The death certificates alone, which
he must look oyer, number 200,000.
On August 3, JamesSutton, through tho bank
of Drexel, Harjes & Co,, on the Boulevard
Haussman, In Paris, sent to Antonln Proust
tbe representative of tbe French Government
for the Department of Fine Arts, a check
amounting to 580,650 francs for Millet's "An
gelus," in the name of the "American Art As
sociation." A delay of 15 daj s had been given
Mr. Sutton to settle this business, but the gen
tleman cabled his agent in Paris to have the
picture insured and put in a box upholstered
with blue silk, then to leave it in care ot Mr.
Drexel, and to pay the bill elgbCdays before
the time fixed by M. Proust In a letter writ
ten to Mr. Sntton, M. Proust acknowledges re
ceipt of tbe check and begs to be allowed "to
express, in the name of French art the grati
tude of his friends and bis own for the homage
paid by the United States to one ot the greatest
and most unfortunate artists of modern times."
Bought a Bis; Farm for n Brickyard.
Patrick King and Francis Lynch, of Ver
planck, have purchased the "Boland farm,"
comprising about 275 acres, at Peekskill, for
$57,000. The deed was signed by Archbishop
Corrlgan. The farm had been used as a branch
of St Patrick's Male Orphan Asylum, this city,
conducted by tbe Brothers of Our Lady of
Lourdes. while the older boys were taught to
be farmers. A year ago the farm was closed
on account of its non-productiveness. It was a
failure. The. new owners will start a brick
yard. Death Watch on Five Murderers.
The death watch was set to-day on" the five
murderers condemned to be hanged on the 23d
instant At 8 o'clock this morning each mur
derer was dressed in a new suit of clothes, after
he had been carefully searched for concealed
weapons. Ten deputies, wbo constitute the
death watch, were introduced to tbe prisoners,
and shook hands with them. Deputy Carraber
then made a neat little speech to the effect
that bs expscted.tbs-zlv doomed men, while
in his charge, 'to behave like gentlemen."
Tbe whole party finally moved from Murderer's
Row to a new big steel wire cage, in which tbe
five murderers will live their last days. All ot
the condemned men have become very relig
ious of late, and are attended daily by two
The Ocean Record Agnln Broken.
Tbe officers of the Inman line received a dis
patch to-day annonncing that the City of Paris
bad lowered tbe record again on her eastward
passage, which she completed last night The
City of Paris passed Sandy Hook at 4-05 P. 31.
Wednesday last She was sighted off Fastnet
Light at 6 p.m. yesterday, Greenwich time.
Allowing two hours and three-quarters, the
usual time for her run to Roche's Point, ber
apparent time for the trip would be 6 days,
hours and 40 minutes. Allowing I hours and S3
minutes for the difference in time between
New York and Greenwich, her actual time
would be 5 days, 23 hours and 44 minutes. The
record was 6 days and 29 minutes. The City of
Paris' record westward (tbe best) is 6 days, 23
hours and 7 minutes.
THE TWINE TEUST SAFE.
No Chnnco of Running a Competition In the
St. PADL, August 13. As a possible solution
of tbe problem of utilizing convict labor to tbe
best advantage tbe last Legislature appointed
a committeee to investigate as to the practica
bility of introducing the manufacture of twine
in tbe Stillwater Penitentiary. It was then sug
gested that if this could be successfully accom
plished all the twine required by the agricul
tural interests in the State could be supplied
at moderate cost and thus emancipate the
farmers from the clutches of. twine combina
tions and trusts. Edwin Dunn and E. W.Tem
ple, of the Board of Managers of the prison,
were appointed as the committee, and pro
ceeded 5ist to investigate After visiting Chi
cago. Cincinnati. New York and other points
and interviewing a number of twine manufac
turers and dealers, they have returned and re
ported adversely to the proposal.
The reasons on which the report Is founded
are briefly: Tbat the cost of plant and material
for one year sufficient to keep 75 men employed
would amount to $1,245,000. It is pointed out
tbat the cost of binding twine to tbe manufac
turer Is from U to 15 cents per pound, of which
not more than 2 to 3 cents Is for labor and
power, the balance being consumed by cost ot
material. These figures are for the manufac
ture of mantlla or sisal twine hemp twine be
ing still more costly. In the second place the
work is chiefly performed by women and chll
dren.anditls argued thatconvlctlaborcouldnot
successfully compote with this. Thirdly, a
twine manufactory requires too much room.
Fourthly, owing to the material used being
chiefly derived from foreign sources, the prices
fluctuate considerably, and the committee does
not tbink that such a large share of tbe State's
funds should be invested in anything specula
tive and uncertain.
Thomas Tbeseb who keeps a cigar 6tore
inChester, a few days since placed in his win
dow a plastefof-paris duck which proved to
be so life-like that two dogs crashed through
the plate glass to get at it
A small dog belonging to a Steubenvilla
gentleman was attacked and killed by rats the
Mas. Helex RAY, of Columbiana county,
Ohio, has the silk dress which her great grand
mother wore when sho was married. It is still
a handsome garment but rather old-fashioned.
M. L. Welsh and" sister, of Philadelphia,
have visited Columbia in a tandem bicycle
Tbe lady wears a gold medal for having made
100 miles in one day.
A cow walked into a Wheeling store tbe
other day, but not teeing anything she wanted
proceeded to another shop. She smashed, two
boxes full ot bits but made no purchase.
X " "" "" "
A btaxs of colors taken from the Royal
Grenadiers la a hand-to-hand encounter at the
battle ot Monmouth, June 22, 1778, by Hon.
Wilham Witton. then a lieutonant in the rev-'
olutionary army. Is in possession ot soma ot
his rela tires, at Bellefonte
Miles WirturKY, of Shickspinlnny, was
walking through tbe woods when a rattlesnake
bit him 'on the-foot. The. reptile's fangs cut
right through hi fboe sMd into the flesh. The
ltatr began to sweH, hat a doctor was soon
kosJtoiwiMttstataWhKaar tmlT through.
New York City has a debt of ?9V
-rA goose with several links of a gold
chain In its craw was killed at San Lucas, CaL,
John Lyons, a farmer of Carroll county,
Ma, found a tin can containing 90 five dollar
gold pieces while Meaning out his well a few
A violin which bears the data 1517.
and which, the owner claims, once belonged to
the King ot Spain, is the property of a citizen
of Harrisbnrg, III.
A farmer in Muskegon county, Mich.,
who was stung on tbe ear by a bumble-bee
while mowing in his field, has gone crazy. His
doctor thinks tbe stinging was tbe cause
A finger that was carried off Martin
Frand'f hand by a small cannon in Camden
on the Fonrth of July was found Monday on
tbe root of a two-story house two blocks front
tbe scene of the accident
Sea Cliff, L. I., ought to be a rival for
the elixir. The village cemetery was re
cently closed because there wasn't enough
deaths to make it pay. Fifteen burials in four
years sent the gravedigger to tbe almhouse
Thomas Curley.of Troy, is the possessor
of between 2,000 and 3,000 letters which are
carefully packed away In trunks. Many of
these represent a correspondence with his
father, a resident of Ireland, wbo, though 8"
years of age, is able to write legibly.
Of 43,000 Italians that landed in Castle
Garden last year, 34,000 were males. The emi
gration ot females from Italy is smaller than
from any other country, averaging bnt 13 per
cent of the whole number who land. From
Germany the percentage is 40; from Ireland 45.
Three sisters (all under 18 years of age)
in Missouri, weigh together 893 pounds. Lydia,,
18 years old, is the heaviest, tipping the beam at
373 pounds. Two of the trio have six fingers on
each hand, and tbe same number of toes on
each foot Their parents are ot ordinary size
A crab that climbs cocoanut trees is
the birgo latis. or robber crab, of the Fanning
Island. It cracks the nuts with its claws and
waxes fat on the milky elixir found therein.
A fine specimen has lately heen added to the
shell-fish collection in the State Museum of
Tho Women's Christian Temperance
Union, of Oakland, Cat, has a "Cigarette Com
mittee," tbe business of whicbJs the suppres
sion of the cigarette habit A petition to tho
City Council in favor of the prohibition of the
sale of cigarettes was brought under debate at
a recent meeting of tbe union.
According to a French physiologist the
wing ot the ordinary housefly makes 330 strokes
in one Becond; the wing of the bumble bee 240;
the wing of the honey bee. 190; tbe wing of the
wasp, 110: the wing of the dragon fly, 28; the
wing of the sparrow, 13: the wing of the wild
duck, 9; the wing of the house pieon, 8; the
wing of the osprey, 8.
It is a singular fact that California has
no Sunday law. There was such a law, but it
was repealed In 1SS3; yet it cannot be" said that
there is any less observance of Sunday since
tbe repeal ot tbe law. On the contrary, an in
vestigation shows tbat Sunday is observed
more as a sacred day the present year than it
was the year the law.was repealed.
The big stone cross on the south tower
of the Cologne Cathedral was struck and
smashed by lightning recently. Great pieces ot
h fell to the pavement with such velocity that
they were crashed to powder. Two men lost
their lives in placing the cross originally. The
perilous job of repairing the damage just dona
will be undertaken within a few weeks.
Liquor saloons do not have a monopoly
of sporting news In Brooklyn and thus attract
youngmen within their doors. The young men
of Brooklyn in passing by the doors of tbe flns
building of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion nowadays see displayed upon either side
of the door placards with the words printed,
upon them in large letters of "Baseball returns
Friends of a man elected to the Legis
lature from Louisville hired a band to serenade
him. The musicians went to his house anl
played for four hourst Nobody appeared, and
the players began to get tired. About that
time a neighbor came ont of his house and in
formed the crowd tbat the man who was being
serenaded bad moved out ot tbe bouse the day
before, and lived several blocks away.
Among the guests at a down-town hotel
In San Francisco last week was Connssss Mario
Edie von,Ameline who arrived ontheBelgla
from India. The Countess bas ben traveling
for tbe past three years and has been amusing
herself by bunting tigers and other large game,
in the jungles ot India. Tbe Countess is but
35 years of ape. is worth a million or more, and
carries with her diamonds and jewels ot great
A Georgia paper is .responsible for the
following: A negro died near Alapaha last
week of a rather mysterious ailment His caso
excited some suspicion, and tbe Coroner or
dered an inquest at which an autopsy was mado
by Dr. Smart In tbe negro's stomach the doctor
found a live rattlesnake with nine rattles a and
button. Jnst as they were about to bury the
negro, smothing was discovered moving about
under the skin ot the fleshy part of the left
arm. An incision there with tbe doctor's
scalpel revealed a live scorpin crawling aronnd J
between tbe flesh and the skin.
At the Lancaster, (O.) campmeeting
the other day Jennie Smith related her experi
ence to a very large congregation. She" was
born at Vienna, Clark county, Ohle Sho
joined the church when a child. In 1857 she i
was taken sick with typhoid fever, which re- '
suited in spinal disease Dnring her first
sickness she did not walk for six
months. Dnring her second sickness
she did not walk for 18 months, and
daring ber last sickness she did not walk a
step for 15 years. She was taken from place to
place for treatment and tried all known reme
dies without avail. At the time of her miracu
lous enre she was In the Homoeopathic Hospi
tal at Philadelphia for treatment Her physi
cian there could do nothing forber. He was a
Christian man, and while navlng prayer with
her on the 23d of April, 1873, sho wis healed by
faith, and was at once enabled to walk. At the
time of ber healing she weighed 90 pounds.
She now weighs 153 pounds.
FUNNY MEVS FANCIES.
The Beason. Jepson Why is it that men
Jobson-They don't. It is the widows that marry
them. Hotton Courier.
Just the Opposite. Friend (to returned
vacationist) Well, my boy, have you been off for
Keturned Vaeatlonlst-Xo, my boy, I've come
home for one. Hotton Courier.
Not Morally so. Mrs. Pilfer What
leads yon to think 1 am so very strong?
Neighbor's Girl 1 heard pa say he believed
you'd make a shoplifter with a little training.
Most ot ns kick when times are close
And business In a luu,
But the scissors grinder makes the most
When everything is dult
Bound to be in the Swim. City Nephew
What in thunder are you standing In that water
Uncle Enoch I'm soakln th blackln off my
old cowhides, so as ter make 'era look like them
jailer shoes yon city folks wear. Puck.
.Not Consoling. A countryman had con
suited a fortune teller as to his future
' 'You'll be poor, kind sir. until you're 30, vf aa
the prediction of the Pythoness.
"Oh, after that you'll get nsed to it" Judge.
The Difference. Fatty Spacer Where
are your family this summer, Desque?
Ed Desque They're stopping at a little hamlet
down on Long Island.
8pacer And you?
lfsq.ue I'm boarding at a little bam and egglet
on Park Bow. Puck.
Blue Blood. Loud voices came from the
nursery ot a ainjrrav Hill residence The last ut
terance was: 1"rtell you he didn't have agranu
fatber." De Peyster turned to his wife and remarked
upon the youthful appreciation of blue blcod.
"Who were von talking about!" he asked of
Oracle who just then entered the room.
law vs. ruamax
law is supreme, without a doubt
The brain is mightier than the list;
John bares bis arms and knocks Jake out
And Is the champion pugilist:
But law steps in behind the fray:
A different tune the "scrappers" sing;
And Governor Lowry is to-day.
The champion of the ring.
A HAD 8PELL.
"This, then, is the end of all my hopes,"
He murmured with dismal groan;
"This, your final answer?" he queried again
With lingering hope in his despondent tone.
"It is, Mr. Von Chump," replied the maid.
While freezing- hauteur held sway;
1 can never marry a Ban, " she said,
"Who spells cucumber wIlS a K." ,
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