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'ITTSBUKGr DISPATCH, -SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1889J
'f The Costa Eicans Engaged ia an
Amusing Political Contest.
J SOLDIERS SCATTER A PROCESSION,
.'But Unarmed Paraders Laugh Heartllj at
the Sight of Swords. '
THEPKESIDEKCX WORTH FIGHTING FOR
1 First Eate Salary, Kicelltnt LMiir, ana Plenty of
- Politics in Costa Rica, according to latest
' advices, is at white heat. The followers of
Bodriguczand Muere are making things
quite lively. The issue of the campaign Is
'the school question, and some amusing
j features have developed.
iSriCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yobk, August 16. Information re
ceived to-day irom San Jose. Costa Bica,
dated August 4, is as follows: The Presi
dental campaign goes on with many amus
ing features. To-day, being the first Sun
day of the month, was the day for the regu
lar military roll call; that is, the roll call of
the reserve force of young men from the
country, all of which, in case of necessity,
are subject to military duty. Early in the
niornine, however, a large political pro
cession came marching into the city to have
a demonstration in favor ot Bodriguez, the
Conservative candidate for the Presidency.
Thisprocession of countrymen, all attired
in their best dark Sunday clothing, and
wearing alike the finest white Panama hats,
presented a decorous and orderly appearance
asrit passed in front of the cathedral and
turned the corner of the square where the
new Cuartel (or barracks) stands. Then,
all of a sudden, those in the foremost ranks
MADE A SUDDEN DASH
to enter the Cuartel main door. They were
instantly repulsed by the soldiers, and al
most simultaneously with this act a platoon
of police appeared through a side street and
charged upon the crowd with drawn swords.
It seerued as if trouble had been antici
pated, and the police had been held in read
iness. The .Rodriguez crowd, who were all
unarmed, took to their heels and mr.de off
like a lot of galloping colts. A curious
phase was the humorous view with which
they seemed to regard the police and their
swords. If early eveiy one was laughing.
Only one or two these obviously affected by
liberal draughts of aguardiante imbibed
before beginning the march were disposed
to wrangle and cry, "Muere," the other can
didate. One man had his hand badly cut, another
. lot bis ear, eight were conveyed to the car
eel (prison), including a gentleman related
to someone high in authority.
ALIi SORTS OF STORIES
floated about. Some said that Rodriguez
had been dealing out money in a princely
way, and that his house was stacked with
arms which he had bought and stored up
for such an emergency. Others appre
hended the crowd getting hold of blasting
powder belonging to the railroad company.
Others pooh-hoohed all this, and said it was
only the Rodriguez men hurrahing for their
candidate, as they had a perfect right to.
Others still declared it high-handed work
to cut off men's ears because they did not
agree with you in politics.
Acting President Esquind was off in
Alajuela, attending a municipal junta, and
calmly unconscious of it ail. Candidate
Rodriguez was surrounded by a few of his
staunchest friends, discussing the situation.
The President of Costa Rica receives $18,
000 salary, f6,000 extra for state outlay, and
the Government bears certain of his house
hold expenses. It is
A PEETTY GOOD OFFICE,
without question. The real issue, it would
seem, of the present contest is the question
of the school system. Rodriguez, it is said,
has pledged himself to place the Bishop of
Costa Rica at the head of all the schools.
This is a serious matter. It would be ut
terly unjust to consider Bishop Thiel as the
personification of bigotry. He is, on the
contrary, a man of remarkable breadth and
scholarly attainments. Costa Rica is in
debted to him for literary work that could
hardly have been done by any one else; as,
for example, his encyclopedia of Indian
languages, previous to the preparation of
which he visited almost impenetrable settle
ments in Talamanca and other almost
wholly unexplored sections, and with great
difficulty succeeded in training the confi
dence ot the Indians and learning their lan
guages. SHOULDN'T BE DISTURBED.
Buton the other hand, the present school
system of Costa Rica, which is a marvel of
excellence in organization and a constant
pride and honor to the countrv, should not
be disturbed. Don Mauro Fernandez, to
whom is due the credit of this perfect or
ganization, is pre-eminently the man to con
trol educational matters. Dispassionate and
prejudiced minds regard the possibility of
Don Mauro Fernandez ceasing to be at the
head of educational matters as a veritable
catastrophe. "The Bishop," they say, "has
enough to do with ell tne churches and
The Central American Union is again
talked of as something more than probable.
The tangle between Costa Rica and Nicara
gua at the present moment, in the matter of
canal, limits, territory, etc., would be effect
People who should know say that it was
a mission closely connected with the possi
ble immediate union that took Don Tobias
Zaniza, Costa Rica's Minister of Public
"Works, to Guatemala by the last, steamer.
It the union be effected Guatemala will
insist upon having the Capital, and Costa
Rica, it it concedes that much, will not be
satisfied unless permitted to supply the
President General Don Bernardo Soto is
talked of as the man. Don Mauro Fernan
dez, wLo is decidedly one of the ablest men
in Spanish America, would also have a
large support. Don Ricardo Jimenez, who
was President of the Central American
Congress, held a few months ago, has a cer
tain popularity among the Conservatives,
no less than among the Liberals. He is the
son oi Don Jesus Jimenez, who was Presi
dent of Costa Rica in 1868-1872.
BUT TWO HONEST ONES.
Ex-President Jimenez is said to be one of
the two only strictlv honest Presidents
that is, the two who went out ol office as
poor as they went into it. The other one is
Dr. Jose Maria Castro, whose daughter is
the wife of Mr. Keith, the great railroad
man ot the country.
As to the fixing of the capital, should the
union be effected, it will be a thousand
pities if it is not placed in Costa Rica in
stead of Gautemala. Anyone who knows
both these divisions and can compare them
impartially, would say so. Gautemala,
with double the territory and four times ths
population, is out of the world in compari
son. Opposed to foreigners and foreien
enterprises, jealous of the slightest inter
ference, backward in thought and march, it
more closely resembles certain portions of
Mexico. Its northern neighbor, Costa Rica,
easy ot access Jby both the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts, in close communication with
the United State, Europe and South Amer
ica, is constantly adv-inciuir. To remove
the seat of Government several hundred
miles to the northwest, to a section far less
accessible, would be unwisdom for all con
cerned. Reducing Lumber Freight.'
Ottawa, Ont., August 16. The Cana
dian Atlantic Railway Company has noti
fied the Chaudiere mill owners that com
mencing on Monday next the rate on lum
ber Irom Ottawa to New York will be 2 CO
per 1,000 feet instead of (2 75, as at present
OPF THE TRACK.
Continued from First Page.
rived in the city there was a crowd of sev
eral thousand people, who had friends on
board, gathered to meet it The injured
were in two cars, the interiors of which re
minded one of
The Cur Hospital! of Johnstown.
Cushions were pulled up from the seats
and beds made from them. The floors of
the cars were strewn with bed clothing,
linen bandages, etc. The occupants, most
of whom had gonethrough greater scrim
mages and had been cut up many times
worse, looked as if they had.never been used
to it General Rowley was lifted by
tender hands and placed on a
cot, and every movement gave him
pain. His head was swathed in cloths, and
the blood had made little rivulets down his
white vest and shirt front In addition to
those mentioned among the injured, one
lady had her dress cut from wrist to shoul
der, another lost a small piece of her cheek,
a third had her chin cut, and many others
exhibited wounds that caused tbem much
It- was reported that one of the injured
women had died on board the train while
coming to Allegheny, and the corpse was
taken off at Tarentum. Superintendent
Kirtland wonld not corroborate this rumor.
The Chinese Trnaedlans In New York Afraid
ofBelnstlntrhered Notorious Hlch
binders on Their Tracks
The Celestials Terri
rSrECTAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New York, August 16. The Chinese
colony was thrown into a great state of ex
citement a littie while ago by the rumor
that the bloody San Francisco hiehbinders
had decreed that every member of the Swin
Tien Sue Royal Chinese Theater Com
pany should perish by the hatchet
This is the Chinese company which re
cently played a two weeks' engagement at
the Windsor Theater under the skilled
management of Tom Lee and "Wong Chin
Foo. Tom Lee said that he would write to
his friends in San Francisco and find out
about the matter. He was somewhat
anxious, for both himself and Wong Chin
Foo would be out ot pocket if the members
of the theater company were killed.
The story was ridiculed a good deal but
an article in the San Francisco Chronicle
of a recent date seems to lend it some
basis of truth. The Chronicle gave an
account of the way brutal murders
which have occurred in Chinatown, San
Francisco, of late as the result of the
bitter feuds between the rival societies of
highbinders or blackmailers, and said that
Kong Wong, of 618 Sacramento street,
there, had just received' letter from his
.cousin, Tom, Lee, of New York, in
quiring about the highbinder story. Kong
Wong, so the Clironicle declared, wrote
back to Tom Lee that the story was true
and that Ches Ah Lung, alias Adam Quinn,
a notorious highbinder, left San Francisco
three weeks ago with a gang oi six blood
thirsty pals for the purpose of Killing the
four leading actors of the Royal Chinese
Cbee Ah Lung is said to be the most
desperate Chinaman in this country. He
has an enormous frame, muscles of iron,
hands bigger than those of Sullivan and a
neck like a bull. He is said to have butch
ered scores of people, and the mention of his
name makes peaceable Chinamen shudder.
THAT DRESSMAKING TROUBLE.
Tbe American Ladles Surprised That no
Action Has Been Taken.
IFrECIAI. TZLEOBAK TO THE DISrATCH. J
New York, August 16. Mrs. A. L.
Dorr, Miss Fannie Van Nostrand and Miss
Nannie Marvin, the American ladies who
were arrested and imprisoned in Mentone
in May last on complaint oi a dress
maker, arrived on the Saale this after
noon. They went to Miss Marvin's home
at 441 Henry street Brooklyn. They have
not yet heard from their affidavits filed
with the State Department in-Washington
and with Minister Reed in Paris. They do
not understand the delay. The ladies were
traveling in Europe early in May. They
ordered some garments from Mme. Gour
rien, a dressmaker at Nice, to be delivered
at a certain time. The dressmaker failed to
deliver them on time and the ladies went to
Mentone without them,
That night they were arrested, at their
hotel, taken to the station honse, forced into
a cell and confined there for several hours.
The charge is made that the French police
were brutal in making the arrests. Mrs.
Dorr is the widow of Horatio Dorr, who
was for 25 years Secretary of the Atlantic
Fire Insurance Company, of New York,
and afterward head of the insur
ance firm of H. & J. V. N. Dorr & Co.
Miss Van Nostrand, who is a niece of
Mrs. Dorr, is a daughter of the late John
James Van Nostrand, one of Brooklyn's
wealthy citizens. Miss Marvin is a grand
daughter of the late Dr. George Marvin.
HOPE FOB MRS. MAIMICK.
A Consultation of the Authorities Which Is
Believed to Bnve Ended Favorably.
London, August 16. Home Secretary
Matthews, Mr. Justice Stephens, tbe Lord
Chancellor and medical experts, to-day held
a conference at the Home Office with
a view to arriving at a. decision in
the Maybrick case. The conference lasted
four hours. Home Secretary Matthews and
the experts assumed that- Mrs. Maybrick
was not guilty, and acting upon this as
sumption sifted every scrap of the testi
mony given, especially that in. relation
to the husband's craze for arsenic,
which is of great weight and will,
it is believed, turn the scale in the prisoner's
favor. It is a noteworthy fact hat the
Lord Chancellor is seldom consulted in
such cases except when a reprieve is medi
tated. The Press Association states that Home
Secretary Matthews will recommend to the
Queen the commutation of the death sen
tence of Mrs. Maybrick to penal servitude
for life, and that the commutation of sen
tence will be announced afterthe Queen has
given formal assent
TERI PECULIAR ACCIDENT.
A Revolver in a Trunk Explodes, Killing a
Minneapolis, August 16. There was a
fatal accident at the Hotel Lafayette, Lake
Minnetonka, late this afternoon. William
Kelly, the hotel porter, while handling a
trunk belonging to Milton Tootle, oi St
Joseph, Mo., let it drop rather heavily and
a revolver in it was in some manner dis
charged. The bullet passed through tbe
trunk, entering Kelly's head. He died al
THE WORLD IN THE SODP.
lea Pressmen Strike on Account of an Objec
tSriCIAI. TZLIO BA1C -TO THE DISrATCH. J
New York, August 17. The pressmen
on the World struck to-night, and the mat
ter had not been settled when they should
have gone to work.
Business Manager Turner was absent,
and Col. Cockerili could not satisfy the
men. The trouble is with,the foreman, who
Forest Fires in Oregon.
Portland, Ore., August 16. Reports
come from Washington county, Ore., of
heavy forest fires. A great many people
are engaged fighting the fire to save prop
erty from destruction. Thus far no build
ings are reported burned, though the fixes
are reported to be spreading rapidly.
HENRY NORMAN, kx?5
thetuddax and marvelcui growth Hong
NEW JERSEY JUSTICE.
The Wife of a Preacher Living Near
Camden is Arrested for
CEDELLI BEATING A HOUHD GIRL
The Woman is Rich and Influential, and
Gets Off With a Fine of $10.
HER NEIGHBORB SOT QUITE SATISFIED,
is tbs Poor Child Is Left la tbe Custody of the
Woman Who Beat Her.
A singular case of New Jersey justice is
reported from a suburb of Camden. A
preacher's wife whips an adopted daughter
until the blood runs down her leg, and is
fined but $10 for cruelty. She is also al
lowed to retain possession of the child.
ISrECT.il. TILEGBJLX TO THS DISPATCH. 1
Philadelphia, August 16. Mrs.
Thomas W. Wilkinson, of Westmont a
suburb of Camden, bas been arrested and
fined $10 fror cruelly beating 9-year-old
Hattie Ottinger. an adopted child.
The case has created considerable ex
citement in the village, because of the
prominence and wealth of the offender and
the light punishment inflicted by Justice
Cassidy, ot Camden. Every effort has been
made to avoid publicity, and it is probable
no action would have been taken had it
not been for the intervention of 'Squire
fowler, of Westmont In his office this
afternoon Se told this tale:
"The first I knew of the case was when
the child, crying and weak from loss of
blood, came to me. She said that the little
son of Mrs. Wilkinson. had on Wednesday
last promised to take her out riding, and,
disappointing her, she went out for a short
scolded before -whipped.
"While going along the pike a butcher
named Street, who lived a few doors below
her, came along in his wagon and driving
in the direction of Haddonfield, but a couple
of miles distant He asked herif she would
like to ride that far with him. The child
consented, and after transacting his business
in Haddonfield he brought her home. She
was met upon ber return by Mrs. Wilkin
son, was scolded by her and then ordered
"When Mrs. Wilkinson got little Hattie
in the room she locked the door and ordered
her to strip. The child obeyed the com
mand, and then for ten minutes Mrs. Wil
kinson vigorously applied a carriage whip
to her back. The child, writhing under the
brutal blows of tbe whip, screamed for
mercy, but the woman kept piling the blows
on. The child screamed so loud that Mrs.
Wilkinson's colored servant, Martha John
son, who was at work in the cellar, heard
her cries and thought
SHE HAD BEEN BADLY HURT.
"Alter the child finished her story I ex
amined her and found she was in a fright
ful condition, and the blood was still run
ning down her leg and over her dress. I
immediately sent word to her father in Ger
mantown, but he not coming here, I in
formed Secretary Abel Smith, of the Society
to Protect Children from Cruelty, in Cam
den. I didn't want to issue a warrant for
Mrs. Wilkinson, because she was my neigh
bor. "Mr. Smith investigated the case and
-swore out a warrant for Mrs. Wilkinson's
arrest before Justice Cassidy. She was
taken to Justice Cassidy 's office, where she
pleaded guilty to the charge. I was sub
poenaed as a witness, but when I arrived at
the Justice's office he told me that Mr.
Smith and Mr. Charles Stevenson, counsel
for the society, had agreed to fix up the case
for $10, to which agreement the Justice
THE NEIGHBORS WILL TALK.
"Mrs. Wilkinson paid tbe fine, but the
laws of New Jersey make the fine in such a
case $100 or an imprisonment of six months,
or both. Ot course I hadn't any say in the
matter, but thought it strange tliat Mr.
Smith should allow Mrs. Wilkinson to still
retain possession of the child, and to think
that Justice Cassidy would impose such a
small fine. Nothing since has been said of
the case except the talk of the neighbors,
who are vehement in their expressions
against Mrs. Wilkinson. Her husband is a
ood man and a sort of preacher, and I
on't think he knew anything about the
case, but she commands money, and the
case is settled."
The case has caused a bitter feeling
against Mrs. Wilkinson, aud the fact that
the child is still in her possession causes
much talk. Mrs. Wilkinson lives in a very
fine residence in Westmont
SOAKED INTO MUKDERMG.
Brownell Explains Why Be Killed Deputy
United Stntes Collector Weller.
Jacksonville, Fla., August 16.
United States Marshal Mizell received a
dispatch to-day from tbe Acting Attorney
General at, Washington stating that the
Department of Justice would use every
effort to capture and punish Brownell, the
murderer oi Deputy Collector Weller, and
authorizing the offer of a reward for the ap
prehension of the fugitive. This was un
necessary, however, lor Brownell surren
dered last night to Sheriff Brown, of Holmes
Upon surrendering himself to the Sheriff
last night, Brownell said that he did not
know what he was doing when be fired the
fatal shot He said he had been suddenly
roused from his slumbers at nicht br a mob
of men who did not explain their business
with him. He thought thev intended to
murder him and he ran to save bis life.
Then he was shot and was so badly scared
that he did not grasp the situation, so he
fired in return. If he had known they were
officers he would not have resisted.
Officers McLeod and Turvin say they are
confident that Brownell resisted under mis
apprehension as to the real condition of
afiairs. He was not told the nature of their
mission to his house. Brownell is locked
up. Publio sentiment is against the offi
cers for bungling, which resulted in the
death of one good man and probably the
ruin of two happy families. .,
The Treasury Department has ordered
Special Agent Chipman from Atlanta to
make a full investigation of the case. He
left here for Westville to-night
A FIKST-CLASS POINT.
A Hotel Whose Only Recommendation Was
be HIsli Prices Charstd.
Detroit Free Press. I
A Detroit drummer who lately made a
trip into Indiana, put up in a hotel at a
small town one night to find the fare the
very poorest the beds tbe worst he ever saw,
aim the bouse run in such a way as to amaze
him. After a breakfast which he scaroely
tasted, he entered the office and said to the
landlord: "What kind oi a caravansary do
you call this?"
"A first-class hotel, sir."
"You must be crazyl Show me one single
first-class point about it"
"The price, sir. Ton have had supper,
lodging, and breakfast Three dollars, if
you please, and if you want to ride down in
the 'bus that will be a quarter more."
An Explosion at u. Rehearsal.
ISriCIAI. TXLXOBAH TO Tint DtsrA.TCH.1
Boston, August 16. During a rehearsal
at the Grand Opera House at midnight a
supe named James Deneby exploded a lot
of gun cotton which he was holding. His
arms were terribly bnrned, and one of the
actors, named Henry L Myers, received
frizbtful injuries about the head. Thelat-
js' sftjarles are Terr serious.
A CATHOLIC TRIBUNAL
To be Established In "th United States to
Decide Religions Qaestlons Car- s
dlnnl Gibbous and Archbishops
Bran and Con-lean Will
Philadelphia, August 16. The ap
pointment of a high ecclesiastical tribunal
by the Pope for the Roman Catholio
Church in the United States is
beliered to have besn already
consummated. The information obtained is
to the effect that the tribunal or court shall
have referred to it all cazes in which tbe
church in the United States is concerned,
adjudication and that the tribunal
consists of Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore,
Archbishop Byan, of Philadelphia, and
Archbishop Corrigan, of New York.
A prominent priest of the Archdiocese,
who did not desire his name used,
when questioned on tha matter, said:
That such a court has been constituted by
Rome and consists of His Eminence Cardinal
Gibbons, Archbishop Ryan and Archbishop
Corrigan 1 do not think theie is any doubt.
Where any ot these three are interested in
a case, then tbe senior Archbishop next takes
his place that is, tbe next senior in
point of appointment. The object of the
tribunal is to relieve Rome of the
burden of hearing appeals from this country.
Rome wants to get rid of these on account of
her inability really to bear the ronltl
tnde of cases that press from all quar
ters. Reasons for tbis are tbe great
distance between us, tbe difficulty that is
experienced in brintring witnesses and of secur
ing proper evidence, and the delay cansed in
adjusting cases. I am pretty sure of the in
formation 1 received that the members of
the court have been appointed -and are
organizing. It must be nearly three months
since the matter was absolutely decided upon.
The court will not interfere with tbe present
courts established in tbe country for the
trial of cases, further than that,
instead of an appeal Doing made directly from
the Metropolitan to Rome, it will be from the
Metropolitan to this new ecclesiastical tribu
nal. "Will the decisions of the new court be
final?" was asked.
"I am inclined to believe that Some will
never shut off an appeal to her. I do not
see how she can. I think tbe hope is that
decisions will be so conspicuously just that
no one will be tempted to complain of it
MISSING FOR 22 IEAKS.
A Man Who Wandered Away In an Epileptic
Fit Has Jast Returned.
israelii, tklxobam to the dispatch. l
Ltons, N. Y., August 16. The case of
William Pelcher, who 22 years ago left his
home mysteriously, and who was never
beard of until bis sudden reap
pearance a few days ago, is
an absorbing topic of discussion
in this locality. Pelcher lived in Palmyra
with his wife and family, and in 1862 en
listed as a private in a Wayne county regi
ment Three years later he was honorably
discharged. While in the service he
contracted epilepsy, to which can
be traced all his subsequent
actions. In the summer of 1866 he disap
peared as completely as though the earth
had swallowed him. aud all efforts to obtain
ttraces of his whereabouts proved futile.
ms lamiiy mourned mm as dead and nis
wife applied for a widow's pension, which
was not granted, however. In the mean
time Mrs. Pelcher and one son moved to
Lyons, where they have since lived.
A few days ago an aged man called to see
the .family, and the surprise of Mrs. Pelcher
can be imagined when she discovered that
he was her long lost husband,
whom she had mourned as dead.
Pelcher, when questioned as to his
whereabouts could give no satisfactory ex
planation, but said that he had wandered
away in one of his epileptic fits and had
traveled from place to place, doing odd
jobs for a living. He had ' made
the circuit of the globe, be said, but his re
membrance of the places he had visited was
very defective. On Thursday Pelcher
visited the Soldiers and Sailors' En
campment at Soder's Point to renew his
acanaintance with his old comrades in arms
and while there was seized with a fit and
almost exDired. He was taken to ths hnmn
of his son in Palmyra aud lies there at pres
ent in a critical condition.
DESERTED BY HIS PEOPLE.
From 40,000 to 60,000 Colored Folks
Leaving North Cnrolina and Cheatham.
ISPrCTAI. TZXXOBAMTO TUX DISPATCH.!
New Yore, August'l6.H. P. Cheat
ham, the colored' Congressman' from North
Carolina, has returned here after a two
weeks' visit to his home, where
he went to make an effort to
stop the emigration movement
of his people in that State. He is feeling
very much discouraged over his efforts, and
says that from 40,000 to 60,000 col
ored people will leave the State
this fall. The majority of these
will po from the eastern portion of the State,
and many of them from his own district He
says that when tbe movement
shall have spent itself the Slate
will be overwhelmingly Democratic,
and even the Second district, the one he
represents, will pass out of the hands ot tbe
Bepublicans. Senator Quay, he says, tried
hard to carry the State for Harrison, and
the administration has been filling the
offices there with picked men indorsed by
the National Committee.
This emigration movement was unex
pected and unprovided for, and the Presi
dent will attempt to devise some plan to
check it Cheatham says that his people
are not leaving the State for political reasons
so much as for the purpose of-bettering their
condition. The State is a poor one, the
crops tbis year are a failure, and wages are
BILL ENGLISH'S SURPRISE.
Tllden's Exlrnrneonce Nearly Rendered the
Hoosler Millionaire Speechless.
En gene Field in Chicago Newi.l
A current paragraph conveys the informa
tion that "Samuel J. Tilden was something
of a bookman and a good deal of a dandy."
The latter part of the proposition may be
debatable, but there can be no doubt that
Mr. Tilden was somewhat of a bookman
in fact, he was an industrious and intelli
gent collector. He had many, many books,
and separately and collectively they iudi
cated that their owner was a man of exten
sive information and nice taste. Tilden had
no specialty as a book-lover; his mania took
him in every direction and into every field.
So his library at tbe time of his death was
perhaps the most valuable private miscel
laneous library in tbe countrv. Admiring
handsome bindings and having abundant
means to gratify that taste his books were
When old Bill English first visited Grey
stone, and was shown into the library, he
was appalled by the elegance of that place.
"I like books, ' said he, "and I've got a set
ot cyclopedia's at home that I'm thinking of
having bound up. Now, bow much does it
cost to have a book fixed np in this style?"
He had cast upon a Bedlord;it was a rich,
full calf, with simple gilt tooling.
"That is a book I have had many years,"
sain Mr. Tilden. "It is very plain but sub
stantial. As I recollect, I paid aboutvJ25
for the binding."
"Gosh!" cried Mr. English, and he
dropped the volume as if it had been a
An Enormous Stralcer,
Not long ago a farmer was in Portland
with a companion. Presently- they' saw a
young man with a lawn tennis racquet, and
as soon as he was out of.hearlng he said to
his friend, "John, I drink no milk in tbis
town. "Why?" asked the other. Don't
you see that strainer? Gosb, it's big enough
to let a cat-bird through!"
HMIY HATMff 'fifira5&
row's Dispatch aJluitcll Harrison's ascent
of the Eiffel Tower at Paris,-
HONORS TO CARLISLE.
The Late Speaker of the House Ten
dered an Ovation in Mexico.
HE MAKES A TERI HAPPY SPEECH,
Hoping That Mexico-Hay Continue to Pros
per and Grow Greater.
THE T 170 REPUBLICS MUST BE FBIENDLI
And a Continuance cf Present Commercial Relations
Hon. John G. Carlisle, late Speaker of
the House of Congress, is receiving high
honors in Mexico. He assures Mexican
officials of the high regard in which they
and their country are held in the "United
States, and is in turn complimented by the
Mexicans, who bo nor him as a prominent
citizen of ba Republic.
! SPECIAL TXIXORAX TO THS DISPATCH.1
City of Mexico, August 16. The recep
tion given in honor of Hon. John G. Carlisle
Jby the Joint Permanent Committee of Con
gress at the Chamber of Deputies last night
has again demonstrated the friendly feel
ings of Mexico for the TJ nited States. At 8
o'clock Mr. Carlisle was met by the commit
tee and was escorted through the brilliantly
illuminated chamber to President Diaz.
Mr. Carlisle spoke for bait an hour.
Among other things he said: "As a citizen
of the United States, speaKing what I be
lieve to be the sentiment of my countrymen
in all parts of the Union, I sincerely hope
that Mexico may continue to prosper aud
grow until the -highest aspirations of her
most patriotic citizens are fully realized.
Certainly we can bave no interest in ob
structing your progress. On the contrary,
our own prosperity
mx.li BE GREATLY PROMOTED
by the rapid and continuous growth and
development of your country, and we will
rejoice with you in the success of every en
terprise that increases your wealth or
"It there are any among you who think
that the United States desires to deprive
you of any part of your territory, by pur
chase or otherwise, they are entirely mis
taken. While there may be individuals
here and there who forprivate reasons wish to
see the jurisdiction of the United States ex
tended over some parts of your territory,
there is no publio sentiment to sustain
them, and no disposition whatever on the
part of the Government to encourage their
projects. We do not want your territory,
but we do want your trade and your friend
ship. We want to see the
CLOSEST COMMERCIAL RELATIONS
established and maintained between these
two great North American republics, so
that by an easy interchange of products
they may increase the comforts of their
people and contribute to the prosperity of
It is commerce mainly that unites the
republics of the different nations and keeps
tne peace ot tbe world, and these two re
publics, separated in part by a small stream
and in part only by an invisible line, can
not afford to maintain artificial barriers and
prevent their citizens from enjoying that
trade and intercourse with each other whicl
are essential to the preservation of friendly
"If our neighbor sells us at a fair price
what we want to purchase, and buys from
us at a fair price what we want to sell, it is
not probable that we will quarrel with him
upon trivial grounds. But whatever our
commercial relations may be in the future,
it is to be earnestly hoped that the friendly
feelings now happily existing between the
people of the two countries may always con
tinue." A COMPLIMENTARY REPLY.
Mr. Seroyo Deana, President oi the joint
permanent committee of Congress, replied
in Spanish. He complimented the
United States highly, and said to Mr.
Carlisle: "Tbe permanent committee,
in the recess of the legislative chamberpot
this Bepublic, congratulates itself upon re
ceiving vou, upon hearing from the lips of
a statesman so prominent in the grand
fatherland of Washington the favorable
opinions that do justice to Mexico. May
our relations of friendship and commerce
continue to be close and cordial, and may
your stay in this land be as pleasant to
yourself, and leave lasting and satisfactory
impressions in your mind."
A BOH AN GIBL AND HEB BOLL.
A Touching Scene Broocbt to Light ia the
Ancient Italian City.
In May last the workmen who are digging
the foundation for the new law courts in
Borne, discovered a sarcophagus buried 30
feet below the surface. Immediately tbe
telephone called to the spot the members of
the Archaeological Commission, scientific
and literary men, who watch with jealous
care all the excavations made in the Eternal
City. Under their direction it was care
fully raised and opened.
Within lay the skeleton of a young girl,
with the remains of tbe linen in which she
had beenWrapped, some brown leaves from
tbe myrtle wreath with which, emblemtio
of her youth, she had been crowned in
On her hands were four rings, of which
one was the double betrothal ring of plain
gold, and another with Filetns, the name of
her betrothed, engraved upon it A large
and most exquisite amethyst brooch, in
Etruscan setting of the finest work, carved
amber pins, and a gold necklet with white
small pendants were lying about
But what is most strange, as being almost
unique, was a doll of oak wood, beautifully
carved, the joints articulated so that legs
and arms and hands move on sockets, the
hands and teet daintily cut with small and
delicate nails. The leatures and tbe hair
were carved out in the most minute and
careful way, the hair waving low on the
forehead, and being bound with a,fillet
On the outside of the sarcophagus was
sculptured her name, Tryphacna Creperia,
and a touching scene, doubtless faithfully
representing her parting with her parents.
She is lying on a low bed, and striving to
raise herself on her left arm to speak to her
heart-broken father, who stands leaning on
her bedstead, his head bowed with grief,
while her mother sits on the bed, her head
It seems but yesterday, so natural is the
scene, and yet it was nearly 18 centuries ago
that these stricken parents laid so tenderly
away their dearly-loved daughter, with her
ornaments and her doll.
BUM'S WEATHER GOD.
A Deity That Presided Over a Kingdom Now
la a Private Museum.
Among the curiosities treasured by Dr.
Francis O. St. Clair, Chief of the Consular
division, is a Siamese idol. The figure is of
brass, of fine workmanship and gilded. It
stands about a foot high, is the attire of a
priest with a triple crown on its head and a
like ornament suspended over it in the air.
This deity was tbe god of weather, pre
siding over the fortunes of Slam until a few
years ago, when a consular officer of a
foreign Government stole into the temple
that protected him at -Bangkok, took the
idol that had from time immemorial re
ceived the homage of the natives, and
hastened from the town to his ship lying in
the harbor, weighing anchor, and sailed
GAS AND OfiOOKERY.
The Two la Active motion Make at Terr
Bad Combination One Person Killed
aad 30 Injored by an Explo
' slon at tbe Metropolis.
New York-, August 16. At 8 o'clock
this eveningan explosion of gas in a
crockery store at the corner of Grand and
Clinton streets drove the contents of the
store through the plate glass windows
into the street, and shook the neighbor
hood. One man was killed, another
probably fatally injured, and about 30 per
sons wounded. "'Immediately after the ex
plosion a volume of flame poured out into
the street, throngh.which men, women and
children ran screamjng, with blood gushing
from cuts and gasbSK. Morris Jacobs, aged
17, bled to death almost instantly. He
was passing the place wHen huge
pieces of plate glass, flying before tbe ter
rible force behind them, tore his right side
and back so that flesh and clothing hung
from him in chunks. Two men dragged his
body away from tbe flames, and ran for an
ambulance. Jacobs' agony was short, for
he died almost immediately"
Jacob Seigel, covered with blood, rushed
frantically about He had been made in
sane, and fought a policeman desperately
until he became exhausted. He was
taken to Bellevue with a fractured
skull. The neighborhood is densely
populated, and many were upon the
streets. The store was closed at 7
o'clock, one light being left burning. Just
before tbe explosion a policeman, attracted
by the smell of gas, stopped to locate the
source. His actions caused the collection of
a small crowd of curious people, and it was
thus that the injured became so numerous.
The officer reached up with his club,
pushed open the light and steeped on. He
had just got out of range when the gas
ignited and the air. was filled with death
dealing fragments of glass and crockery.
People poured out ot the adjoining tene
ments and added their wailing to the
shrieks of the wounded and the roar of the
WOMEN A8 DETECTITES.
Watchful Females Who Perform Police
Datr In New fork.
New Yorfc Star.I
The female HawkshawS of the metropolis
are distributed in a variety of fields. Some
are in the Custom House, keeping their
eyes open for fair smugglers who bring over
jewels and finery without the formality of
paying tribute to Uncle Sam; others are in
the various private detective agencies, like
Pinkerton's and Fuller's, and others,again,
are in the great drygoods stores keeping the
valuable stocks from the depredatory fin
gers of clever shoplifters. A few are "semi
detached" and do, occasional jobs for the
police, working at other times at some regu
lar occupation for a livelihood.
One of the smartest women detectives in
town is employed in an extensive drygoods
establishment. She is a blonde of fine
presence and with a pair of eyes as sharp as
a flash of lightning. She walks about the
store, mingling with tbe shoppers, and
making purchases like the rest When she
suspects anyone she moves up alongside.
Then her knowledge ot human nature comes
into service. Taking up a piece of dry
goods she asks all about it of the clerk or
saleswoman, and when she has the latter's
attention diverted for the moment from the
suspected shopper, she turns her own back
to her and exclaims: "Ob, isn't it lovely!"
meanwhile rustling the goods about all over
This is the thief's opportunity. A mo
ment's pause, and then the detective wheels
around and clutching the suspected shopper
by the arm, asks: "What do you think of
it, madam?" If -the latter has indeed alien
into the trap, she is discovered on the in
stant and marched off to the office and
thence to tbe Tenth precinct station house.
II innocent, nobody is hurt, and the lady
fancies she has simply encountered a rather
eccentric shopper, who is asking foolish
questions when she might decide for herself.
THE BEST CANTASSEES.
Way Eastern Men Succeed Better Than
Westerners as Traveling Agents.
An Employer In the Globe Democrat.
I employ scores of men in my business,
and they are constantly 'changing. I am
obliged to select them from the applicants
who come to me, the brightest and most
alert of them, and I bave reduced my rules
of selection to a system. "Where were vou
in business last?" I" always ask, and then
the answer prejudices me. If the man has
been working in a small Western town, he's
no good, and I don't want him. Ten to one
he's got into lazy and reckless habits and
doesn't care a "snap for small profits. I
can't do anything with a man who doesn't
know that a dollar is made of 100 cents.
If the man tells me he has been work
ing in a large Western city, I'm bet
ter satisfied, but still this class doesn't suit
me. Their ideas are too large, and they're
too independent for their own good. Their
address is not insinuating, they are likely
to be above their work, and they are fonder
of talking to the people they visit on busi
ness than they are of canvassing.
The clever young man who has been
brought up in a small Eastern town makes a
good canvasser, but the best of them all is
the man who' has drifted about from busi
ness to business in a large Eastern city like
New York or Boston. They've got enough
knowledge of the world to make every edge
cut in canvassing, and they are plausible
enough to sell a clock to a jeweler. Tbey
can make $5 while the Western man is
ringing the doorbell.
A FB0F0SAL COOLLY KECEITED.
Tbe Typewriter Girl Took Down the Words
ns Her Lover Spoke Tbem.
There is in Washington a young type
writer whose good looks and charming man
ners justify tbe sentiments which her em
ployer feels toward her. He is in the habit
oi dictating his correspondence, while her
expert fingers transfix the words as he utters
them. The other morning he concluded to
end the uncertainty which had come into
existence by asking ner to marry nlm. bne
was engaged on some copying when he ap
proached her .and poured out his sentiments,
and notwithstanding the warmth of his
pleadings kept richt ahead with the clickety,
click click ot the instrument. In fact she
paid so little attention to him that he be
came discouraged and left the room, in
tending to speak to her when her mind was
iree irom uer uuues. xe went to msiuncu,
and on his return sat down to sign a lot ot
papers that lay on his desk. There was a
large pile, and he went through it mechanic
ally, until he struck a sheet near the bot
tom. Jumping to his feet, he simply ex
claimed: "Well, I'll be blowedl" The
cold, glaring typewritten letter read:
SUSS SUSIE Maybe you'll think I'm an old
Jackass, but I ain't. I mean business. I know
don't haupen td be very pretty, but I'd be
good to' a lamiiy. I was thinking tbat maybe
you'd learn to like me if you'd go to cburch
with me and Eire the minister a few min
utes' employment. And this ain't to save any
salary "either. It's because I want you (or
yonr . Bay. you ain't listening, are you?
Well, I'll come In later, when you ain't so
CHAMPAGNE AND BEANS. '
A 15-Cent Dinner Wasbed Down
S3 73 Worth of Wine.
St. Louis Republic.
The Man About Townjbeard a rather re
markable order given at a downtown restau
rant not long since. "Waiter," said the'
customer, "bring me a dish of pork and
beans, and be sure they are hot, and a bottle
of yellow label." The waiter's eyes bulged
out, but he obeyed the mandate, and the
man sat there contentedly eating his pork
and beans and sipping bi's champagne.
His check was fnrt3 DO, 15 cents for, the
Boston luxnry and $3 75 for tbe champagne,
and he paid it without a word to the cashier,
and walked out picking his teeth in a seem
ingly self-satisfied mood.
T 11717 !1?fVBCll7 ft famout summer
JjAsVli fjAUJsVtiCf retort tor wealth and
fathton are detorieei in (o-morroio'sDsBPATCH
WHISKY SATED THEM.
It Proves to be a Tory Beliable Anti
dote for Snake Bites.
QUITE A CHAPTER OP ACCIDENTS.
One Farmer Killed by a Ball and Another
Attacked bj Bees.
THREE TALES OF TENOMOCS EEPTILE3V
The Victims Will All Kecoier Beanie ef the EfteetiN
The vicinity or MIddletown, N. 7., hag
been the scene of a number of peculiar ac
cidents. A. man has been gored to death by
a bull, a farmer and his team badly stung
by bees, and three persons bitten by snakes.
The latter were saved by prompt doses of
rSFZCUX. TELIOrtAM TO Tint DISrATCH. 1
MiDDLETOVfir, N. Y., August 16. Near
Black lake, Sullivan county, Smith
Schoonmaker, an aged farmer and keeper
of a large hotel for summer boarders on the
shores of the lake, was killed by a vicious
bull. The animal was known to be ugly
and as a check on its ferocity its horns had
been, tipped with brass buttons. It attacked
Mr. Schoonmaker as he was crossing the
field in which it was kept, add after knock
ing him down banged and bruised him with
its horns and hoofs so severely as to causa
his death soon after he had been rescued.
Honeybees have a singular and intense
aversion to the odors exhaled by a sweating
horse, as James Owens, farmer and apiarist
of Cannonsville, Delaware county, has good
reason to know. The other morning he
started his mowing machine behind a $500
team in a meadow adjoining his apiary.
The horses went around the field twice un
molested by the bees.
THE THIRD BOUND.
But when the team had got well heated
up and were passing the hives on the third
round the bees attacked and stung the horses
at first in small numbers and afterward in
enormous and angry swarms. The horses
became frantic with pain and terror. Mr.
Owens set at work to detach them from the
machine, when countless numbers 'of the an
gry insects attacked him.
By a supreme effort he escaped with his
horses ont of the range of insect enemies.
Mr. Owens came near dying of the bees'
stings and lost one of the horses.
Mr. George Hovey, of New York, rented
the Schultz House, at Leurenkill, Ulster
county, for the occupancy of his family
during a few weeks of their summer vaca
tion. The house had for some time been
tenantless. One day Mrs. Hovey went into
the cellar after some vegetables lor dinner..
As she stooped to pick up the vegetables a
rattlesnake stuck its fangs into one of her
fingers with such force that she had soma
difficulty in shaking the reptile off. A.
cool-headed .member of the honse imme
diately applied a ligature to her wrist,
bathed the wound with ammonia, adminis
tered liberal doses of whisky, and sent for a
doctor. Mrs. Hovey is recovering. Tbe
snake seems to have crawled out of the
cellar and escaped.
ANOTHER SNAKE STOST.
Lewis Thompson lives near Oae Bidgs
station, on the New York and Susquehanna
Bailroad. He was walking in his garden
on Sunday afternoon, wearing slippers on
his feet Suddenlvhe came upon a big cop
per head snake. On the rash impulse of
the moment he jumped upon the snake, in
tending to crush and kill it He landed on
the back of the snake, but his slippered feet
failed to barm it. The reptile raised its
head and twice sunk its fangs deep into his
unprotected ankle. Heroic doses of whisky
were given him at once, and as soon as pos
sible a physician was summoned. His feet
and legs swelled to nearly double the
natural size and turned of a mottled black
color. He will get well. His neighbors
hunted up the snake and killed it.
Not far from the scene of the last incident
at Swartzwood lives Farmer Philip Black
ford, who has a 10-year-old daughter named
Norma. The little girl was playing in the
barn tbe other day, when she stepped upon
a bunch of hay, under cover of which lurked
a good-sized rattlesnake. The first intima
tion that the girl had of the snake's pres
ence was when it struck its fangs into the
calf of her leg. Here again the readiest and
now almost universal antidote, whisky, was
promptly resorted to until medical treat
ment could be had. The girl's body and
limbs swelled prodigiously, her eyes became
bloodshot and her skin took on" the horrid
spotted appearance which indicates poison
ing by rattlesnake venom. She is conval
escing. Lightning Killed Him In si Tree.
Haoerstown, August 16. Frank
Stevenson, colored, aged 17 years, a resi
dent of Williamsport, was overtaken by a
storm and took refuge yesterday evening in
a hollow tree along the Conococheague.
Lightning struck the tree, and young
Stevenson was instantly killed. His life
less body was found this morning standing
upright in the tree. An inquest was held
and a verdict returned in accordance with. '
For Weetern Penn-
tyltania, light local
thousers, followed by
variable winds; slightly
winds. For West Vir
ginia, fair, slightly
warmer; variable winds, shifting to south
erly. PrrrsBUBO, August 18, 18S9.
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city lumisnes tne iouowms:
Tune. Ttier. Inar.
Siooa. ar Sl Mesntemp St
H.-o x 72 Maximum temp.... 76
lKDr.x - Minimum temp..-.. Sl
1:00 r.M 71 Kanze. .......... .... W
3:00 r.M Precipitation. CO
SKr. h 63
Hirer at tr. x.. 3.9 feet, a rise ot 0.3 feet In Zi
israelii, tzxxorams to tiii DisrATcn.1
Wabsxit River 5-10 of one foot and falling.
Weather clear and coot
MoBOAirrowTf Blver S feet 8 inches and
stationary. Weather fair. Thermometer 78
at 4 v. h.
BRowirsviixr River 4 feet 11 inches and
rising. Weatherclear. Thermometer 9 at 7
Tbe Amateurs Return.
Lee Cavitt and William Snyder, two local
amateur scullers, who took part in the recent
Pullman regatta, returned home yesterday.
Tbey are members of tbe Columbia Club, and
expect that their club will have a four-oared
crew next year. Lee states tbat the roneb
water ruined bis chances in the final heat of tbe
The Drya-oods Market.
New Yobk, August 18. The drygoods mar
ket was without change. There was some im
provement in the demand for woolen under
wear, and there was considerable activity in
FL01A, FAIIY OF FL0WEES,
is a prttty little legend written for to-morrow
Dmfatck by Ernest B. Ettortchs,