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AN ELIXIR DF LIFE.
Scientists say that a mind free from care and
foil of bright thoughts trill Veep tbe body in
health. This was recognised by Shakespeare,
who make Macbeth ask: "Who can minister
to a mind diseased V and in the tame connection
unkindly suggests that the physic be thrown to
the does. Brown-Sequard has introduced a
new life-giver, for which great things are
claimed, but there is nothing which will renew
an interest in life and make the world seem
brighter and better than
THE SUHDAY DISPATCH,
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of to-morrow's issue will be a romance by C. M.
H. McLellan, entitled
"In the Life of an Actress."
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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 18SSL
STE0KGEK THAN SULLIVAN.
The match between justice and the pugi
listic champion is drawing to a close. The
pugilist managed to escape punishment, as
many of his adversaries have done, by
dodging in the first round, but since then
the law has won every round, and, if we are
not mistaken, the pugilist was knocked ont
in the fourth, yesterday.
In other words, the conviction of John L.
Sullivan, yesterday, was a gratifying indi
cation that in Mississippi the law is stronger
than the sluggers. Mississippi law may not
be perfection in every respect As between
white leaguers and negroes, for instance, it
might not be wise to tie to its impartiality.
But there is an evident determination that
the State shall not be made a battle ground
for the short-haired; and, if we do not mis
take the temper of the Judge, Sullivan will
serve a term in prison that will make him
give Mississippi a wide berth in future.
We do not know whether Governor Lo wry
intends to claim the belt or not, but he has
a strong claim on it. He has beaten Sulli
van. DEIZCTION OF TRAIN WBECKEBS.
The detection of a discharged railroad
employe who, to serve out a private spite,
had been placing obstructions on the track
in such a manner as to cause a terrible peril
to life and property, is told in our local
columns. If the facts recounted there'are
correct, the acts committed by the man ar
rested were of the most criminal and cow
ardly character, and the detective work in
discovering the criminal was legitimate
and praiseworthy. The class of detection
which consists in getting up unreliable and
doubtful evidence against whomsoever the
detective may suspect, is a matter for sharp
criticism and reform. In this case, how
ever, the methods seem to have been more
careful and the evidence, it is to be hoped,
may prove more reliable. Certainly there
is the strongest reason for bringing train
wreckers to speedy and severe justice.
CANDIDATE AND CONSTITUTION.
We regret to learn through the semi
official authority of Field Marshal and Col
lector Cooper's Media American that
Speaker Boyer, the candidate of the Bepub
lican party for State Treasurer, is In some
doubt as to whether it is his duty to obey
the requirements of the State Constitution.
The Constitution plainly provides in the
seventh section of the tecond article that
when a vacancy occurs in either branch of
the Legislature the presiding officer of that
branch shall issue a writ of election to fill
such vacancy for the remainder of the term.
The Speaker had announced his intention of
doing this, in the case of the vacancies in
the House, but upon the discovery that
such an election might be extremely incon
venient to some of the statesmen affected
thereby, it is stated by the American 'that
he has referred the question to the Attorney
General to find out whether he can dodge
the mandate of the Constitution, and if so,
There have been surface indications in the
records of our legislators of a doubt whether
the Constitution is constitutional, but we
must regard it as indiscreet for Speaker and
Candidate Boyer to request an official
opinion from the Attorney General on that
CAN THIS BE TBUE 1
Some deplorable aspects of New York's
public spirit and patriotism have been
brought into prominence by that city's ef
forts to secure the World's Fair of 1892. It
is disgraceful enough that the Grant monu
ment which New York undertook to erect
four years ago is not even begun. The as
sertion of a New York paper that the monu
ment will be set up before 1892 is not war
ranted by tbe facts, but setting aside the
matter ot the monument we are confronted
with a more glaring instance of New York's
unworthiness to represent the nation, in the
deplorable condition of General Grant's
tomb In Riverside Park. A New York
journal is responsible for the following:
"The walls of the tomb are covered with
cracks, although bold attempts have been made
to conceal them from the vulgar gaxe by glaze
and black paint In every crevice and corner
dirt is abundant and the ugly blaclc gate Is la
sad need of a washing.
Can any New Yorker explain away this
terrible blot upon his city's good fame? We
lope some explanation is possible. A beau
tiful story about the solicitude of the'New
York city government for the safety of
General Grant's tomb is at this very time
going the rounds of the press. It tells how
a squad of policemen is delegated to watch
over the tomb from sunrise to sunrise.
Their eternal vigilance seems not so much
needed as a gang of workmen to save the
tomb from tumbling into ruins. The police
guard must have had a lonely time of it at
the deserted tomb, and it is a startling com
mentary on the intelligence of the sentries
that they have not called the attention of
the proper authorities to the condition of
the structure before this. Perhaps they
have reported and their warning has passed
If the statements as to the disgraceful
state of the great General's tomb are correct
New York ought not to be allowed to betray
its trust any longer. Every patriotic man,
and espeoially the veterans who fought
under General Grant, will feel bound to
agitate this matter. New York may be al
lowed to indulge in her monumental mean
ness in some directions, but if she persists
in neglecting the last resting place of so
great an American as Grant his body should
be removed to some more patriotic place.
THE NECESSAEY PBOTECTION.
There is a good deal of discussion as to
the propriety of the action of the United
States Department of Justice in providing
protection for Justice Field and as to the
legality of the act of the Deputy Marshal
in shooting Terry. As the principles
which ought to govern such matters are
clear enough, the debate seems to be un
necessary. There is no doubt that, in view of the
threats made by a man of Terry's character,
the order that Justice Field should be pro
tected was legitimate and right But did
that protection require that upon offering
an indignity, the aggressor should be shot
dead off-hand? If necessary to protect
Justice Field's life the shooting was justi
fiable; but so far as present accounts show,
at the time Terry was shot, he had displayed
no weapon, or attempted anything more
than a simple assault for the purpose of
casting indignity on the Judge. Whether
the, protection could not have been secured
by arresting the assailant is a question that
affects the legality of tbe act of the peputy.
These questions should be decided By an
impartial court; but the state of affairs in
California justify a doubt as to whether
they will be decided dispassionately and
THE TEST OF A LAW.
The statement is made that the Schefier
law in Minnesota, which imposes thirty
days' imprisonment on anyone found guilty
of drunkenness for tbe third time, has re
sulted in a decided diminution of drunken
ness in that State. The statement is grati
fying, if true; but perhaps a closer exami
nation of its results is necessary before
accepting the conclusion, that this is the
solution of the liquor question.
In theory, the law is all right What
ever differences of opinion there may be as
to the legitimacy of the liquor traffic, there
is no doubt that tbe man who reduces him
self to a state ot drunkenness deserves
punishment Both as a reformatory influ
ence and as giving the drunkard a chance
to sober up, the month's imprisonment may
have a salutary effect Laws of this sort
have been on the statute books of the older
States for some generations, but the weak
point of all such legislation is illustrated
by the fact that they have practically be
come dead letters.
The whole value of this law plainly de
pends on its enforcement; and three months'
experience is too short a period on which to
predicate the success of the law. Even
with regard to the three months' test, it
would be interesting to inquire whether the
gilded youth and the politician with a pull
get their thirty days for indulgdnce in
carminative proceedings as promptly as the
uninfluential bummers or the laborer who
takes that method of getting rid of his earn
ings. It would be still more interesting to
inquire whether in other States the police
might not turn a blind eye to the sprees of
men with money or influence and use the
law solely as a pincher upon the common and
We have laws enough to heal most of the
social evils of the day. The trouble is to
secure a vigorous, impartial enforcement of
AN IMPEESSION ON GERMANY.
The somewhat envious reports heard in
this country of the unseaworthy condition
of some of England's ironclads.at the recent
naval review, are more than onset by the
obvious effect which that display of naval
strength has had upon German policy. No
sooner has the young Emperor returned to
Germany than the official organs of the Em
pire have adopted the most conciliatory
tones toward England. The North German
Gazette asserts that "England's alliance
to Germany is wqrth more than all the ex
peditions can gain on the Upper Nilt,"and
this deliverance accompanies the announce
ment that some of the German Colonization
schemes in Africa will be much restricted in
their scope. Coming as this does from the
organ of the young monarch, who a year ago
was doing all he could to show his contempt
for England, it indicates either that he has
made an advantageous alliance with En
gland, or that the sighfof Eogland's fight-
'ing machines has made a decided impression
The unanimity with which the court offi
cials who have been exposed in that New
York judicial scandal are resigning their
unsalaried positions in the Tammany So
ciety and holding on to their fat offices in
court, is an unique feature; but it is rivaled
by the outcry of the New York papers for
the punishment of the officials, and their
apparent expectation that the District At
torney, whom they helped to elect for the
evident purpose of securing immunity for
politicians from the legal punishment for
their offenses, will present their cases to the
When that extra width was put on the
piers of the Smltbfield street bridge, at the
time it was rebuilt,it occasioned many spec
ulations, and some disposition to suspect
railroad schemes. It will cost e quite handy
for a traction road crossing now.
There is encouragement in the news that
the people of Paris have determined to
erect a monument to Admiral Coligny, 317
years after he was killed. This probably
affords the model on which the New York
Grant monument is to be erected. The
Parisians have doubtless been debating the
subject of the plans for the monument, as the
New Yorkers do, for the past 317 years, and
we may hope for practical steps for the con
struction of the monument to our national
hero about A; D. 2200.
The able-bodied Democratic journals
that are now calling for the abolitionof the
sutrar dntv fnrnish the noititritinn,.
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up to levy exactly the protection on
that suited the trust
The novelty which some of our esteemed
cotemporaries find in the report that the
natives along the Congo river have given
Stanley the title ot Bulu Matadi, or the
"Breaker of Bocks," might be somewhat
modified, if .they had read Stanley's book
"The Founding of the Free State," and
discovered that the title was given to him
years ago, when he built the road by which
he first took his steamboat from the month
of the Congo river past the falls to Stanley
The most convincing political argument
known to Dan Voorhees and the Anarch
ists, is hanging provided always that the
people hanged are on the other side of the
A Bloojiington policeman entered.
freight car that had just been loaded at a
distillery side track the other day, and,
striking a match, was seriously burned by
the explosion which followed. This affords
a warning for policemen, as well as other
people, to leave whisky severely alone; but
equally pertinent warnings have been wide
ly disregarded, and we are afraid that this
latest one will be of little practical utility.
New pipe lines for the transportation of
natural gas direct to the mills afford
material testimony that competition la the
supply of this important fuel is not to be
Alt, the country is desirous of seeing the
work of constructing our new navy go on
successfully; but it does not add to public
confidence in the work to have the two lead
ing experis of the Naval Department hope
lessly dmied on the question whether the
new battle ship Texas will not have too
much weight for her displacement, or, in
vernacular and unscientific language,
whether she will not be too heavy to float
While some other cities are taking real
measures to put their electric wires under
ground, Pittsburg is adorning her streets
with additional masts to uphold new over
Some of the Democrats are anxious to
learn whether -the President is going to stop
John A. Lynch and other Bepublican office
holders from pulling the wires atBepublican
conventions. He probably will in about
the same way that his predecessor checked
the efforts of Demooratio officeholders in
Pennsylvania, when it was necessary to lay
out Bandall and Sowden in the Democratio
The co-operative exhibition at London
bids fair to put a quietus on the widely
circulated assertion that productive co-operation
cannot be made successful.
The latest information with regard to Ste
vens, the bicyclist, who went to Africa with the
announced purpose of discovering Stanley,
is that he is making haste to leave the Dark
Continent in order to avoid 'the inglorious
result of being rescued by the man whom
he started out to rescue. '
Mississippi law seems entitled to take
rank beside Monongabela whisky, as one of
the two powers that have knocked out the
Sullivan's sad fate will make Kilrain
stretch the virtues of the Maryland habeat
corpus, to the breaking strain, before sub
mitting to be taken back to Mississippi
where they are so coarse and unappreciative
of the gentlemen of the prize-ring.
Senator Ingalls is again furnishing
explanations which indicate that his pen is
about as quick to get him into trouble as
Fourteen years in the penitentiary for
the street railway President who issued
1100,000 of bogus stock will be likely to
put a check on the practice of floating se
curities of that character1 in amounts of
less than ten or twenty millions.
PEOPLE 0V PROMINENCE.
Tolstoi, the Russian novelist although of
noble birth, affects the life of a peasant and
the trade ot a shoemaker. He dresses like a
village artisan; his shirt is soiled with soot
trousers begnmed with mad, and his whole ap
pearance is that of a worklngman, a day la
borer, a down-trodden Russian serf.
F. C. Bubnabd, the present editor of Punch,
was in early life a member of a Catholic eccle
siastical establishment at Bayswater, near Lon
don. His Intention was to become a priest
and be was even admitted to tonsure and minor
orders. It Is difficult to associate the lively
editor of Punch and author of "Happy
Thoughts" with the ecclesiastical state.
Amanda M. Douglas, the popular novelist
has for the last 16 years been tbe chief support
of her father and sister, and most ot the time
of her mother also. During all these years, she
has written, on an average, two novels a year;
In fact' she has been so busy that she has sel
dom been away from home for a week at a
time. She can keep house, run a farm, and
mane cmcxens pay.
Miss Jennie Gildee, the editor of the
Critic, is a strange compound of masculine and
feminine traits. In winter she wears an ulster
down to her feet; the Valst of her dress is a
close-fitting sack coat with a man's pockets;
under this is a man's vest holding a watch and
chain; her standing collar and cravat are en
tirely masculine. Even her face has a strong,
masculine cast and Bhe bears a striking resem
blance to her brother, the editor of the Cen
tury. Mbs. Frances Jeune is one of the leaders
of the social world of London. She Is said to
have a genius for entertaining. She has a
bright and beautiful face, cordial manners, and
a perfect self-f orgetf ulness. Her savoir falre
Is really wonderful, and she Is very prompt In
her social tactics. If a man is particularly In
teresting, or a woman specially beautiful, she
takes care that he or she is not monopolized by
one person; and, if she sees a man or woman
neglected, she rushes to the rescue imme
ately. Williax Watdobi1 Astoh, who is the
heir presumptive to about 200,009,000, Is a
model man for a .millionaire's son. Although
moderately fond of horses and yachting, and a
good boxer and fencer, he is more of a man of
business than a man of pleasure. He is a man
of strong literary and artistic tastes, and had
he not been a rich man's son would probably
nave oeen an aumor or an artist lie is tall,
slender and distinguished-looking; polite to
everybody, but very reserved. When he was
Minister to Italy his entertainments were more
splendid than those of the King.
WilliakFiakiko Gar who at one tune
developed a terrible case ot Poe-manla, claims
that once npon a summer evening as he was
sitting by an open window at a New York
hotel, a raven suddenly flew into the room, and,
perching .upon a table, eyed him most intelli
gently. He refused to leave the apartment
and Mr. Gill, after much trouble, caught the
strange visitor, and tbe next day took him to a
dealer fn birds. He insists that the raven was
an actual tact and no optical delusion or freak
of the imagination. He seems to think that
the ebony bird was the soul of Poe seeking the
company of one of his greatest admirers for
some unexplained reason.
An Overworked Governor.
From the Chicago News.!
As near as we can find out the Governor of
Missouri has bat one official dnty to perform,
ana uu is to oner rewards lor the apprehen-
slon of train robbers. We also discover that
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TH? TOPICAL TALKEB.
An Equina Dr. Jekyll find Mr. Hyde 8o
Wna Not So Iahnraan After All An In
terlHdaaadaTivId Imagination Embar
rai n Soprano.
Horses are wont to make very accurate es
timates of their drivers, and. shape their be
havior and their gait accordingly. A dark bay
horse who trots a good many miles every fine
day over the beautiful roads about Sewickley
has a dual character. "Prince" Is in fact a
sort of equine Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. When
his master drives blm In a llgbt cart or a sulky.
I or even in a single wagon, he is a trotter of
I Stvle and HTMtftll TT.JUJ.ln.tn ,trlfrnalnvai
gait than 30, and whenever a level stretch of
road invites swings into a 2:30 clip, passing
everything that stirs the dust
Put tbe same horse in a phaeton buggy and
give the reins to any of tlja ladles of the house
bold, and you will see a startling change at
once. The fiery, head-tossing trotter, the Mr.
Hyde in short, as soon as he knows and he
knows as soon as he feels therfeminlne touch
upon the lines who his driver Is, transforms
himself Into a sleepy, docile old toddler, be
comes Dr. Jekyll that 1st In his mild state it
requires a great amount of persuasion to get
him out of a walk, He loves to shuffle along
as if be had dim memories of service in the
field back in the sixties, and was spending his
last days in peaceful domesticity.
Apbofos of horses tbe custom many people
about here have of conferring their surnames
upon their dogs, horses and other domestic an
imals, is productive at times of disorder and
not seldom of dismay.
Not long ago I took an Eastern man to call
upon some friends of mine in this county. It
chanced that we became separated for a few
minutes and he was left alone with the ladles
of the household. When I rejoined blm I no
ticed that he had a puzzled look upon his face,
and seemed generally rather uncomfortable.
When we left a little later I asked him If any
thing inharmonious had occurred.
"No," said he, "but Miss surprised me
by talking ot a relative la a most unfeeling
"What did she sayf
"I can't remember the exact words she used.
as she did not address them to me. She was
talking to Miss , and in the course of her
remarks she said: 'I don't think Tom
can live much longer. -He's so fat and stupid
now, always having fits, that I really wish he'd
die.' Now, I don't think that's a nice way to
talk of a man who is related to von, even if he
is a burden to his family, do you?"
"No but in in this case Miss is to be
excused. Tom is that fat and snarly
pug that you stumbled over in the hall."
Last Wednesday night a young lady who
possesses a sweet and powerful soprano voice
went os usual to the prayer meeting at her
church. It happened that tbe leader of the
choir was away, and tbe basso said to the young
lady with the soprano voice: "Will you lead
the first hymn I don't know it" She said- she
Tbe first verse went all right under the guid
ance of the soprano. Tbe organist indulged in
a long Interlude a pretty little interlacing ot
tuneful phrases suggested by the bymn tune.
In fact the Interlude proved too much for the
soprano; it carried her away to the banks of a
broad river flowing fretfully in rocky channels.
Bhe was In Imagination stepping from a boat
and trying to shield her face from a July sun
with a dark bine parasol, when the Interlude
stopped and tbe organist struck the first chord
of the second verse. The transition was too
sudden for the soprano. She began to sing, it
is true; but alas! not the right bymn. Three
bars she sang, and then the discord, the evi
dent bewilderment of the congregation and a
loud whisper from the bassobebind her brought
her to a halt Tbe second verse was finished
without her assistance.
A FAMOUS FAMILY.
Something About Justice Field and His DU
From the Cincinnati Enquirer. J
The attack of Terry upon Justice Field has
recalled attention to and reawakened interest
in one of the most celebrated of American
families. Tbe first of the line to attain promi
nence in this country was Timothy Field, a
Captain in the Revolutionary army, and a man
of much mark in his thne., His son, David
Dudley Field, D. D., was a' Congregational
clergyman of Connecticut born In 1781, and
dying in 1867, at the ripe age of 88. He was
famed as a New England historian, aud pub
lished many local histories; but his chief claim
to renown and bis great glory lay in the record
of his four sons.
The oldest of the four, David Dudley Field,
has long held rank as one of tbe foremost law
yers of New York; Henry Martin Field Is one
of the leading divines of the continent; Cyrus
W. Field has an everlasting monument in tbe
Atlantic cable, the creature of his genius add
his energy, and Stephen Johnson Field is one
ot the ablest and purest of the Judges who
have adorned our Supreme Bench.
You shall search the history of onr times in
vain to find four brothers who have attained to
such deserved eminence in such varied walks
of life. It is, indeed, a famous family.
SQUIRRELS E0B A PREACHER.
They Get Into Bh Pocket and Chew Up
$20 la Note.
Baltimore. August 16. Rev. J. B, Schulz,
pastor ot Epworth Independent Methodist
Church, has been an attendant upon many
camp meetings, but he had an experience on
Wednesday at Summit Grove Camp not
hitherto met He bad in his trousers pocket
about 20 in notes, and. during the night a
squirrel, bunting for a comfortable resting
place and an unusual diet found itajway into
Yesterday morning the greenbacks were all
fragments. Rome patience and clever fingers
will have to determine how much Uncle Sam
will pay back through tbe Treasury Depart
ment. THE NATIONAL GAME.
BAiTTMORE American: Why don't they
select sailors as baseball umplrest A tar ought
to be a good judge of bow a thing is pitched.
New York Telegram: No wonder baseball
is so absorbing. Day is President of a club,
'Knight is an nmpite and Sunday is enrolled
among tbe players.
Chicago Tribune: By its masterly work ot
tbe last eight or ten days tho Chicago aggrega
tion ot bail players has greatly strengthened its
grip on fifth place,
MII.WATJKKK Wisconsin: Newton, Pa., has
a baseball club called the Eiffel Towers. Tbe
boys evidently Intend to get above danger of
being sat npon by the umpire.
Chicago News: Captain Anson is vety
enterprising. No doubt if there were any way
of losing more than two games In a day he
would be on to it Two games a day are all
that the club ever plays.
Washington Post: The question of the
red man's civilization has been disposed of. A
baseball gamo between the Indians of Crow
Creek and the Lower Brule agencies is adver
tised to take place this week.
Cincinnati Enquirer: It was the pitcher
of the Honolulu Baseball Club who threw the
dynamite which put down the recent Hawaiian
rebellion. If tbe King does not honor tbe
pitcher for this, all baseballdom should rise in
DEATHS OP A DAT.
George W. Gillespie.
George W. Gillespie, an esteemed cleTk In the
Pennsylvania Railroad office, died on Ackley
street, Allegheny, yesterday morning. Mr, Gil
lespie begau life in 1S63 as a messenKt? in the
yort Wayne depot. lie was a prominent member
of the Pride of the Vr est Council Jr. O. U. A. at.,
and a consistent attendant at the ttnena Vista
Street Si. . Church. He was 33 years or age. and
leaves awldowandtwochUdren. Ills funeral win
leave tho Buena Vista street church on Sunday
John DI. Stewart.
John SI. Stewart who shot himself on Thursday
while Insane, died at the Allegheny General Hos-
fltal late tait night. The Coroner will hold au
nqueit to-day. and the funeral will take place
from his late residence in Chartlers township on
Sunday afternoon. The Interment will be in
Henry Weld Poller.
BOSTON, August 19. Henry Weld Fuller, a
prominent lawyer and. horticulturist, died
Wednesday night at Boston Highlands. Mr. Ful
ler came of a leading family in Maine. Chief
Inspector SI. W. Fuller Is a nephew of the de
ceased and Margaret Fuller was a near relative
Rev. Siepbrn Mattoon.
Cliviland, August 18,-Ker. Stephen Mattoon,
wi vuiTeraiT as oanoiie, a v..
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ATTGITST 17, -1880.
0U MAIL rODCiL
A Letter From Captain Wlahan.
To the Editor or Tbe Dlspateht
In a abort editorial tn your tuue of tbeisth
you strike one of the keynotes for the dissolu
tion of tbe Law and Order League, which has
made itself so oppressive only to lawbreakers
and their sympathizers, when you say: "Peo
ple should understand that tbe surest way to
defeat schemes of the sort that hare been re
cently exposed" (iu tbe Bander conspiracy
case), "is first to obey the law, and second, to
fight every false charge Ja court"
The other note which will sound the death
knell ot the league is contained in a short
paragraph from a Chicago Jfevis editorial of
the 13th instant: "Mayor Cregier mast have
been inmritpil vMt.nla hnv 9av Itr all 1-
Just a few words to the police captains and, lo,
nine-tenths of the saloons in wide-open' Chlea-
o kept doors closed and enrtains decorously
own. AH that is needed is a Mayor
with the courage and the conscience to do his
In Pittsburg a few words to the Superinten
dent of Police from the Chief of the Depart
ment of Publio Safety would close all the
speak-easles and places where business "not of
necessity or chanty" (in the language of the
law), is transacted on the Sabbath, and the oc
cupation of the Law and Order League would
Two years experience, as has been observed,
shows that it cannot be gotten rid of by mis
representations and abuse ot It
PHTSBCEO, August 16. A. WlSHABT.
To tbn Editor of The Dlioatchi
Please inform me through yonr Mall Pouch
if a girt engaged in the old country for a situa
tion here as hired help would come nnder the
alien contract labor law. Old Subscriber.
Pittsbubo. August 18.
Care Dramatic Mirror, New York.
To the Editor of "The Dlspatcn:
How should I address a letter so that it would
reach Margaret Mather. ' P.
PrrrsBUEo, August 18.
COWBOIS LASSOING W0L7ES.
Hundreds of Men Engage la a Grand
Roundup of Coyote.
CHEYENNE, Wto., August IS. A big wolf
drive by several hundred stockmen, cowboys
and sportsmen took place In Southern Wyoming
yesterday. The drive resulted iu tbe extermina
tion of all the coyotes and gray wolves in a
large dtstrlctand afforded nnique sport for tbe
participants in it Tbe district swept by the
drive Is watered by numerous creeks, along
which are rich stock ranches. The country is
hemmed Jn for its entire length by a range of
limestone cliffs,known as Chalk Bluffs,ln which
are hundreds of small caves and dens. In these
gray wplves and coyotes hide. During the
present season their numbers have Increased
largely, and the losses of the stockmen from
their constant preying npon young calves and
colts have been excessive.
At daylight yesterday from every ranch be
tween Cheyenne and the Nebraska line, thirty
miles distant stockmen and cowboys took the
fieldagainst the wolves. I hey were reinforced
by 200 horsemen from Cheyenne and bad as
spectators a large delegation ot business men
and ladles, who drove to the starting point At
7 o'clock the long line ot riders, under com
mand of ten captains, moved forward. All
the known haunts of tbe wolves were visited by
men and dogs. Slinking coyotes and defiant
wolves broke from cover and ran for the pro
tecting caves of Chalk Bluffs. Occasionally tbe
hounds turned a wolf toward the nders and
urongui mm io oay. une expert cowboys
would throw their lariats around the wolf aud
drag him to death across the praire. The drive
lasted until noon. At points of rendezvous in
the valley skirted by the bluffs were barbecued
steers and coffee' for- the hunters. The after
noon was devoted to smoking out the wolf-dens
and killing their occupants. Wbere flames
and smoke failed to drive out the wolves
charges of dynamite were exploded, tumbling
down portions of the cliffs and burying the
wolves in the ruins.
MONUMENT HILL'S PICNIC.
A Rare Oatlng by moonlight nt Midnight
On Wednesday night a party ot fashionable
Alleghenlans held a unique and romantic pic
nic by moonlight on the summit of Monument
Hill. The party numbered about a score of
ladles and gentlemen, and several large baskets
of attractive viands were carried up the bill by
the Ridge avenne approach when tbe shades of
night had begun to fall. The boarding of the
doorway to the monument was removed and
the eatables were unpacked anon the broad
stone balustrade. Some bait dozen lamps were
brought along, though one or two of tbe more
poetically inclined picnickers declared thay
vastly preferred the moonlight The
practical folk were, however, in the majority,
and lamps prevailed.
A couple of eultars twanged forth fandangos
and boleros; ana there were songs, gay ana sad,
coarse and sentimental. The night was warm,
and, like tbe champagne which sparkled on all
sides, it was also "extra dry."
The merry party enjoyed themselves exces
sively, and, though the presence of at least
two cbaperones, made tbe moonlight picnic
quite proper, there was just enough flavor ot
Bobemianism about it to make the entertain
ment unusual and attractive.
WORKING HARD FOR FREEDOM.
A Woman Wbo Failed Twice to Securo a
Divorce Trie It Again.
( '.Cincinnati. August 16. Several years ago
Ann SIddle filed suit for divorce from George
RSiddle. She failed to get the relief sought
and again tried it Again she failed. Yester
day she filed another suit In the meantime
there were other suits brught by her seeking to
deprive him of all right to any of her property.
She is an elderly woman, and her husband
many years her junior. After he married her
he would not work, but occupied himself chiefly
in spending her income, '
In tbe suit filed yesterday Mrs. SIddle alleges
the same things sbe did in the petitions of her
former suits. She charges him with neglect,
failure to provide, cruelty, drunkenness and
Not Salting Under Quarantine.
rSrXCIAL TXLIOnAK TO TUB DISrATCB.1
Washington, August 16. Officials of the
Navy Department deny that the Government
vessel Ossippee Is en route to Hampton Roads
under strict quarantine. Orders were issued
to-day, sending her with all possible speed to
Baltimore, to prepare to take part in tbe naval
review to be held there September 12, in cele
bration of tbe battle of North Point
A Few More Plums Distributed.
I SPECIAL. TIXXaBAX TO TUB DISPATCH.1
Washington, August 16. Tho following
fourth class postmasters were to-day appointed
for Western Pennsylvania: B. F. McUlure,
Burgettstown, Washington county; Mrs. M. M.
Cunningham, Hero, Allegheny county; James
Horner, Wellsborough, Washington county;
William McLean, Noblestown, Allegheny
What It Means.
From the Philadelphia Times.:
Tbe alleged gold find in Indiana indicates
that somebody in that State is tired of waiting
for an office and is trying to rais. the wind in
some other way.
Perhaps He'a Tried Elixir.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer..
General Weaver is trying to revive the Green
back party in Idwa. Now, wbo has revived
LULU AND LITTLE BEE.
"Lulu played two summers,
Little Bee, one"
Such tbe tender lerend
That was traced upon a stone
In a bramble-braided corner '
Of a graveyard, gray and lone,,
Near the old borne of my qhllahdod,
In the darling days a-gone
' 'Lulu played two summers,
Little Bee, one."
I was bnt a boyish stroller
Of the nelds when flrstj I read
Tbe quaint and tearful record
On that tablet to tbe dead;
I have passed the chiseled marbles
Stretching skyward to the sun,
To muse upon the meaning
Of tbe mystic lines that runs
"Lulu played two summers.
LltUe Bee, one."
I did not understand It then.
But now 'tis all so dear,
God knows my foolish fancy needs
No cold Interpreter:
O. poet-mother! never hard
That ever breathed has spun
A strain of sweeter pathos .
Than yonr poor heart has done
"Lulu played two snmmers,
LltUt Bee, one."
Jamtt Jfeuton Jtatthtwi In Chicago JVetcr,
XJlllVtW DhLLh and chattu budaet of
Jfcvr YerK gotti$ in t o-mornvf DapATCKt I
MW T0KK HEWS K0TES.
Badlr Broke Up a Bridal Forty.
WXW TOBJC BUBXAU SrXCIALS.1
Nbw York, August 18.- Jackson Holmes, a
colored fireman on tbe United States ship
Galena, was married to Miss Mary Cookton,
last evening, tn the presence ot the Cookson
family. John Bradley and Isaac Johnlkln, also
colored firemen on the Galena, ana their best
colored girls. The ceremony as welt as the sub
sequent celebration, took place iq tbe bedroom
of the newly-married' pair. Bradley drank a
large share of the beer, staggered against
the bridal bed, and broke it, The women, who
regarded tbe accident as a bad omen, screamed
that Bradley was voodooed. The rest of tbe
men Immediately set upon him. Bradley drew
a razor and slashed Johnlkln in the abdomen
and side, John Beauforth in the neck and back,
and the bridegroom. Holmes, across tbe wrist
Two policemen who were attracted to tbe bridal
chamber by the row, arrested and locked up
the whole wedding party. Subsequently tbe
bride and groom were released, and Beauforth
and JohnlKin were sent to a hospital. Bradley
is awaiting, in jail, the result of their injurios.
Coming on a Minion of Peace.
On the Brazilian mail steamship Alliance,
which came into port to-day, were tbo three
delegates of Brazil to the International Con
gress of American nations to be held in Wash
ington next October. They are Senator
Lafayette, tho head of tbe Liberal prty,
formerly Secretary of Btate and Secretary ot
the Treasury of Brazil ; Senhor Valentees, and
Senbor Medonca, wbo has been Consul General
at this city for. several years. The three
delegates are accompanied by a large retinue
ofjclcrks and secretaries. They will be
formally received, shortly, by the Spanish
American Commercial Union.
Sho Ate n. blanch of Matches.
Mrs. Pauline Hageman was locked np for
disorderly conduct last night Early this
morning she was found in her cell In a semi
stupor and groaning in pain. Her lips and
teeth were glowing with phosphorescent light
When aroused she confessed that sbe had
nolsoned herself by eating off the heads of a
bunch of matches which sho had stolen while
being registered at the Sergeant's desk. She
was taken to a hospital, where she still lies
very near to death,
Tbe Wlrea Falling Rapidly.
The work of pulling down the telegraph
poles and wires in New York. Is proceeding
with commendable rapidity. Over 300.000 feet
of wire were taken down from the Western
Union Telegraph Company's poles on Broad
way, this morning. Early Sunday morning a
large force of men will remove all the poles
standing on tho west aide of Broadway, from
Fulton street to Battery Place.
Thrown from a Third-Story Window.
Sophia Beck, of 100 Clinton street Hoboken,
became insane to-day. and seizing her 12-months-old
baby from its cradle, threw it out
of a third-story window, remarking as she did
so, "I want It to be in Heaven young." Tbe
child fell on a pile of dirt, and received serious,
but not necessarily mortal injuries. The moth
er was arrested. She is unmarried. Her
friends say that two years ago she met a young
mad wbo lives In this city. He promised to
marry ber, hut did not do it and deserted her
two months before the child was born. Sbe has
been looking for himever since, and worry
over her failure to find" him nnbalanced her
mfnd. She will probably be sent to tbe county
insane asylum. The child has been adopted
Ham, Harrison's Libel Salt Transferred.
The fight between Colonel Schnyler Crosby
and Russell B. Harrison has been removed
from tbe New York State courts to the Circuit
Court ot the United States. Colonel Crosby Is
suing Russell B. Harrison, as editor of tbe
I4vt Stock Journal, for 5100,000 damages for
libel. Judge Ingraham. of the Supreme Court
signed the order of transfer to-day on the peti
tion of William A. Sweetzer for Russell B.
Harrison, who is still sojourning In Europe.
Likely to Loae His Brldo.
Rachel Gilit a pretty Scotch girl of 20, came
over in the Citv of Nebraska. Sbe was on her
way to meet her lover, who Is repnted to be
Samuel Piper, a rich merchant In Chicago. He
had sent her money to come over and marry
him. On the steamer was a dashinc yonng
steward, named Robert Mackey. Rachel and
Robert fell in love, and Mr. Piper is likely to
lose his bride, as Mackey says he will return to
Liverpool and get some money while Rachel
waits for him here. Then he'll osme back and
marry her. If Piper doesn't lug her off mean
time, in case she changes her mind again.
- PAIING-DEARLI FOR LEMONS.
Two Boxes ot the Fruit Cost West Point
Cadets More Than 3125.
NewbtjbO, N. Y., August 16. Two boxes of
lemons have cost the first class ot cadets at
West Point $125. An order from Washington
was read at Tuesday evening's parade, and it
said that Field Musician Irving H Delamater
had been fined two months' pay for conduct
prejudicial to good military discipline at the
post Delamater is a youth of 18, and hails
from Dutchess county. He got into trouble by
permitting tbe first class of cadets to use his
name. They wanted a "blow out" and Cadet
Keller and four others, on behalf of the class.
procured Delimiter's permission to send the
stun zor me -diow ouv- io ine x-oint in nis
The New York dealer got tbe order mixed,
and the first Invoice, two boxes of lemons, was
sent to Cadet Keller. Quartermaster Spnrgln
swelled with indignation that any goods should
be received at the post without permission.
Keller sent for Delamater. and lor S125 the
latter took air the blame. He then skipped to
New York, and Keller's father-honored tbe
check. Then Delamater took an excursion
through tbe State. When his money got low
he willingly returned to the Point and took his
A Pointer to Restaurateurs.
From the Chicago Trlbune.1
The restaurant whose proprietor will start a
reform in the matter of filling an order for
porterhouse steak by giving tbe customer
enough for one man Instead of four men, and
charging one price Instead of four prices, may
be sure of having all tbe patronage itcanac
commefiate. Tbe Queen's Afflictions.
From the Omaha World-Herald. I
It Is reported that Queen Victoria is suffering
severely from lumbago and Russell Harrison.
Isadoee Sobel, a leading lawyer of Erie,
jnst home from New York, states that he saw a
well-dressed gentleman on Broadway whom he
took for an old school-day acquaintance. On
running up to blm with a cordial speech the
New Yorker replied: "I have been in New
York too long to be worked by yon fellows.
N ow you promise me that you will give up your
dishonorable practice or I will call the police."
Mr. Sobel was ail broken up, and could not say
any more than: "My name is Sobel. I have
made a mistake."
Atakjieb near Corry who had had many
sheep killed by dogs, built around the bodies
an lnclosure of rails 12 leet high, the rails being
sloped so that dogs could easily climb in and
exit was impossible. In three nights the farmer
captureM6 dog, including 15 or 20 tbat had
never been seen in that neighborhood before.
Mackkt Austin, of Maple Run, W. Va.,
has a hen with a brood of 12 or U young part
ridges. The eggs were fonnd in a meadow
while mowing, and put under a hen for a day
and night and now Biddy Is looking well af tor
her queer brood. . .
'Mns. ADASf Ensinoke, of Lower Heidel
berg township, aged 69 years, went to Reading
to see District Attorney Giant about a divorce
from a husband aged 65, atter 40 years' mar
riage. He persuaded ber to drop tbe notion.
Geohoe ScnovEit, his son and his son-in-law,
of Pottstown, were roused by a racket
night before last and found in their second
story a possum which had scaled the grape
arbor. The tussle was lively till they, killed it
An Ohio farmer says that one of his bens has"
produced au egg every day for the past.ilx
'Alasqs quantity of arrow and spear beads
were recently unearthed .near Old Salem, Tus-
carawa couatr. o.
Myriads of small black rats infest the
cornfields of Texas.
The oldest wheelman In America is John
W. Arnold, of Providence, R. L He is 78.
Carriage horses, only fairly well
matched, in Buenos Ayres, bring J5.000 a pair,
A Detroit lady had her pocket picked
of a gold watch while at a Sunday school picmo
the other day.
A man and his wife, of Kent, Ind., are
in jail for stealing a neighbor's rooster and sell
ing it for 13 cents.
At Waterville, Wash., squirrels are so
pleptlful that they enter people's houses and
eat the crumbs from under the tables.
An important industry or Paris is the
manufacture of toy soldiers from sardine and
other tins that have been thrown away.
A Georgia moonshiner wbo was released
from jail on Friday was f onnd at work at his
still on Saturday and again arrested.
There are still over 1 0,000,000 square
miles ot unoccnpled districts in varions heathen
lands, where missionaries thus far have never
In the last two years the Duke of Port
land has won more than 66,000, or about $330,
000, on the races.
A projected canal across the upper part
of Italy, connecting from the Adriatio to the
Mediterranean, wonld take six years to buill
and cost 8123,000,000.
North Dakota will be the first State, as
a State, to make provision for a system of man
ual training. Forty thousand acres of land are
set apart for that purpose.
A Chattanooga ny n stole a steamboat
and took an excursion up the river. Not being
an expert navigator he ran into a snag, sank
tbe craft and narrowly escaped drowning.
Since 1800 the population of Europe
has lost doubled itself. Then the population
was 173,000,000-, in 18d0. 216.U00.000; in I860. 2S9,
000,000; in 1SS0, 331,000,000; In 1883, 350.000,00a
A band of brigands has been terrorizing
Macedonia, which, upon final capture, was
found to include several priests, a Greek Archi
mandrite, the Superior of a monastery, and
Pretty Hiss Stella Cox, at 22, has mar
ried Nathaniel Patterson, a Seneca Indian,
whose face is as coppery as the full moon. Miss
Stella was a Washington girl, but tbe wedding
was at Versailles, N. Y.
George Buckel, a Louisville inventor, is
to the fore with a mysterious vacuum bed,
which will cure all pain, and a triple motor to
travel with equal celerity, ease and economy on
land or water or in the air.
A pack of playing cards, said to be the
only one of the kind In existence, sold at auc
tion, in Birmingham, England, the other day,
for S2S5. Every card is specially engraved, and
the paok comprises an exhaustive pictorial
history of tbe principal events in the reign of
Queen Anne down to 1703.
A new use for rabbits has been found
by the physicians of the Birmingham. England,
Lunatic Asylum. A number of wild rabbits
have been turned loose on to tbe fields adjoin
ing the institution, so that the inmates will be
amused by seeing tbe rabbits run about and to
divert the minds of the patients Is one of the
great objects of the Institution.
The sheep is usually considered a stupid
animal, but his environment in Colorado has
brightened even his dull wits. Purchasers of
sheep that have been brought from that State
say that the animal holds his head more erect
than those which come from other States, and
say that this habit is caused by tbe sheep being
in constant peril ot being assailed by some
A remarkable tree is told of by a James
burg, N. J., paper: "It stands In the rear of tho
telegraph station at upper Jamesburg, and
produces three ' different varieties of apples
and one kind of pears. The apples are red
astrachan, fall pippin and Smith's elder, in
dicating tbat the grafters bad a practical turn,
and were endeavoring to get the greatest
amount of good out of the tree, for one crop
follows another throughout the summer."
Pedestrians on Eighth street, Philadel.
phla, were amused by the sagacity of a clog.
'The animal was trotting up street when sud
denly his muzzle fell to tho sidewalk. Ixc
stopped, looked at it and after a few attempts
again got his head in the cage. But just as he
started on his trot it fell off a second time.
This was repeated four times. Then tbe doc;
apparently realizing tbat it was beyond him to
fasten the muzzle, took It between his teeth
and ran on. his looks inriicatincr tbe pride he
felt in mastering the difficulty.
The popular Crmsus of Spain has Just
died in the person ot the Marquis de Urquijo.
His executors have paid into the Spanish
Treasury succession duties amounting to
96.000 on his fortune, which exceeded five
millions sterling. This was gained in 0 years,
Tbe owner had begun life as a Basque village
lad, and died a Senator, grandee, and ex-Mayor
of Madrid. He left 180,000 in bequests to
charities in bis native province, many of which
he founded himself, and 20,000 for masses for
D. C. Hoskins, chief engineer of the
long projected North river tunnel, declares
that the great undertaking will be completed
in 1892, in time for tbe World's Fair. John R.
Dos Passos, the attorney of the company, con
firms this prediction, and adds that the money
needed to complete the work is secured. Tbe
tunnel will be in two divisions, each 5,600 feet
long, with approaches each three-quarters ot a
mile long on each side of the river, these being
spanned by a single arcb. About 2.000 feet of
the north division have been completed and 683
feet on the south division. There has been no
work on tho tunnel since 1882 until this week,
when operations were resumed.
A very interesting calculation has re
cently been made by tbe Statistical Bureau in
Borlln. Four-fifths of the power machines at
present In activity in the world have been
erected during the past 25 years. The country
which possesses tbe highest amount of horse
power is tbe United States, with 7,500,000 horse
power; then follow England, with 7,000,000;
Germany, wlih 4,500,000: France, with 3,000.000,
and Austro-Hungary, with 1500,000. These fig
ures do not Include locomotives, or which
there are 105,000 at work, with a total bnrsa
power of 3.000,000. Thus the total horse power
ot the world is 46.000,000. A steam "horse
power" is equivalent to three actual horses'
strength, and each living horse represents the
strength of seven men. Thus the total horse
power of the entire world represents tbe work
of 1.000,000,000 men, or more than twice tbe
working population of the earth. Steam has
thus tripled tho entire human work power ot
THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHERS.
At Eastern watering places this year the
mosquitoes are theonlr fellows allowed "to run
long bills?" Chicago Inter Ocean.
A Boston writer asks: "What is more de
sirable than a nice round silver dollar? Two nice
round silver dollars, ofconrae.CAfcajo Keus.
Smith What are you doing nowadays?
Brown Nothing. Living on my wits.
Smith l'oor fellow 1 come and take dinner with
me. Binghamton Republican.
"I guees I'lf have to organize a bagging
trust of mr own," said yonng Shapely, as he
sadly gazed at the knees of his pantaloons while
he sighed for a receipted hill. Kearney Enttr
prise. No Use to Him. "They talk about the
alley-Kilter leather,' said the rag man, hold
ing up a pair of shoes that had been thrown over
the back fence; "I've never seen any yet that isas
nt to wear." xeirou journal.
Guest And you are the proprietor ot
this popular hotel, are you? Why, 1 was hen
last summer and I didn't think yon owned it then,
Proprietor O no, I was one of the waiters,
City Dame (who has bought a little farm)
Mary, all those fresh eggs are soft, so to out In
the barn and see if some of tbe chickens haven't
laid some hard boiled eggs; I'm xolng to make a
Yes, mum. Tinw.
Only a Tramp Stranger Did a pedes
trian pass this way a few minutes ago.
Granger No, sor. I've been right outer this
titer patch f er more'n a nower, an' notter a
blamed thing has past 'cept one solitary man, an'
he was trampln' erlong on fool. Tims.
A Geological Question. "What forma
tion Is tbe roek In tbe well-knowu compound rock,
and rye?" asked Knoggs.
, I should say It was quartz. " said Boggs. I
"Some think It gneiss," said roggs.
"it's a trap," said Enoggs Detroit Journal.
We are pained to learn that our esteemed
cotemporary, the dried apple, which has so long
maintained its honorably-achieved posltloa at
the head of all thirsty things. Is now In danger
of falling behind and becomlne secondary to
the man from Prohibition Kansas. Washington
Mrs. De JTerrett I suppose, Major, that
since the war the old-time colored aunty 1 rapid
ly becoming a thing of tbe past.
Major Ueorge A. Kernell Bight you are,
madam, right you are. The boys consider them
selves lneky now, to be able to pat up white chlo.
Terrt ifetfe Iteprus,
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