Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, August 21, 1889, Page 4, Image 4
77S K37"jSSA233 nw TEE PITTSBTJBG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1889. Mje MMt ESfABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1810. Vol. , A o. 195. -Entered t Fltttburg l'ostoffice, November 14, ISS7, at second-class matter. Business Office 97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing; House--75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Eastern Advertising Office, Koom. , Tribune liulldlng, Iew York. Average net circulation of the dally edition of XHElJIsrATCHforslx months ending July U.1&S9, as sworn to before City Controller, 29,914 Copies per lssne. Average set circulation of the bandar edition of The Dispatch for three months ending July 31, 14691 64,897 Copies per issue. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. rOSTAGE FREE IN THE CTflTID STATES. Daily Dispatch, One 1 ear f 8 CO 1UILT DisrATCH, 1'er Quarter 2 00 Dailt DisrATCH. One Month 70 Daily Dispatch, including Sunday, 1 year. 10 00 Daily DisrATCH. Including Sunday, Sm'ths. 2 SO Daily Dispatch, including Sunday. 1 month " to fcDMiAY DISPATCH, One ear 250 Weekly Dispatch, One Year 12S The Daily Dispatch Is delivered br carriers at 15centsperweeV, or Including Sunday edition, at 20 cents per week. PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 1883. THE LAST RAILROAD SCHEME. The report of another Eastern connection for Pittsburg, to grow out of a reported acquisition of a controlling interest in the Pittsburg and Western road by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, and its extension eastward to a connection with the Heading, is one of the items of current gossip which Pittsburg would be glad to find true. There is this material for credit in this re port, that the Pittsburg and "Western has been shown by its recent course to be man aged in the interest of Pittsburg. An ex tension of this sort would give an important system of Western roads an outlet to Hew York, and would practically call into ex istence a new trunk line from the seaboard to the Mississippi river. These possibilities are given some significance by the intima tions that Mr. Carnegie, in connection with other Pittsburgers, has of late acquired con siderable interest in the Pittsburg and Western. But all these reasons for favorably con sidering the report are a long way off from actual construction. After Pittsburg's ex perience in the South Penn affair it will be rather chary of pinning its faith on any new Eastern line until the contracts are let. When that comes to pass all Pittsburg will join in applauding the new project. THE FATAL BOILER. The cycle of fatal casualties has got around to the boiler explosion once more. The explosion of yesterday which wrecked a brewery, and will probably cost a total of three lives, seems rather common-place after the wholesale calamities already recorded this year; but it is one of a class that in this stage of modern science ought not to happen. The exact deficiency in the exploding boiler does not appear in the reports so far. Nevertheless, it is safe to conclude, when a boiler explodes, wrecks a building and costs three lives, that there was something wrong either in its construction or management One of the needs of the time is to enforce a stricter respect for the safety of human life in industrial operations. THE WINDOW GLASS DEADLOCK. The window glass manufacturers at Cleve land yesterday reported unanimous agree ment to remain shut down at the orders of the wanes committee. In other words they take the ground that they will keep out of opera tion until a scale is adopted that suits their views. This indicates prolonged idleness in the window glass industry. Of course there is a possibility that after the factories have been shut down a few weeks this firmness may not be quite so un broken. Many an agreement of this sort has proved to expend the principal share of its stamina in the index and to reach an impotent conclusion. The announcement of cut prices, made day before yesterday, now proves plainly enough to havo been a' bluff evidently for the purpose of securing this result. But on the other hand, there is the decided probability that the manufac turers cannot afford, with the competition of tank furnaces, to pay the wages demanded. It they cannot find a profitable market at the proposed scale, of course their best way to avoid Iofs is to shut down. The exact strength of the agreement will probably depend on the prices at which window glass can be sold. If the manu facturers find that they can get a profit out of the business by paying the scale, some of the factories will be in operation before the fall is over. If the tank furnaces can snpply the demand at prices which leave the pot factories no profit, the best thing that the latter can do is to remain out until their owners can put up the latest appliances for glass manufacturing. The strike appears bound to come; but the operators and men have still a week in which to ponder the superior advantages of compromise over conflict. HOT THE BIGHT SHOES. The infliction to which greatness is con stantly subject received an apt illustration, from the account recently given, of a visit which President Cleveland made to one of the great shoe factories of Marlborough, Mass. It is stated that when he left the fac tory he was presented with a pair ot shoes entirely made since he had entered the building. Of course, the report says, that the ex-Piesident was very much gratified with the present; but it is worth while to remem ber that when that gratification was ex pressed, as the occasion seemed to require, the President had not yet tried the experi ment of wearing the shoes. Shoes manu factured in the course of an honr,withoutref crence to the idiosyncracies of the foot of the wearer, are more likely to prove instruments of torture rather than comfortable protec tion for the human loot. The large supply of shoes of that sort in the shoe stores furn ish an adequate explanation for the super fluous development of corns and profanity. In addition to these drawbacks the present to ex-President Cleveland has an especial inappropriateness. The shoes which would really satisfy the ex-President are those which he was required by the Constitution of the United Stales to turn over to Presi dent Harrison. JAIL OB MARRIAGE. Some men are easily discouraged. Here, for instance, is the case of a young man down South who married a woman 20 years his senior to escape, going to jail, and now wants to go to jail to escape his wife. He is evidently of a changeable disposition. Couldn't keep bis mind straight the length of the honeymoon. It is not alleged that joy made him crazy, or the case would have been far from extraordinary. sThe young man committed a burglary. The only person who knew and could prove his guilt was an elderly spinster. She offered him her hand or jail. He took the hand. It was too heavy for him. He tried to kill himself bnt Jailed. Now he has confessed his crime in order to get away from his wife. He doesn't deserve a scrap of pity; neither does the elderly spinster of great respectability who indulged in a bur glarious bridegroom. It is really unwise for even an elderly spinster to marry a burglar. Burglars are not at all likely to turn out well. The burglar acquires in the pursuit of his pro fession a taste for late hours and nocturnal excursions that unfits him for domestic life. It is mere child's play to him to pick the lock of his wife's secretary. He can get at all her letters and purloin her petty cash, and who will not say that his appearance in full regalia of mask, lantern and revolver beside his spouse's bedside, while but a professional pleasantry perhaps, on his part, would be calculated to agitate the nerves of the most stout-hearted woman ? Under no circum stances, not if he be the only man on the horizon, is a burglar a desirable life com panion. The bonds he is fitted for are forged of steel, and detectives familiarly term them bracelets. THE STATE W0BK AT J0HHST0WH. When it was announced that the Gover nor had secured a loan of a million dollars to be used in cleaning up the wreck at Johnstown it was conceded that the posi tion of that official in opposing an extra session of the Legislature was in a great measure justified. When further reports made it appear tha the work wss nearly done with an expenditure of about $200,000, the correctness of the Governor's views seemed to receive a further demonstration. Had the facts continued to support the Executive's position his triumph in that re spect would, in great measure, have offset his dilatoriness at the height of the crisis. Bat a very different state of facts is ap pearing now. It comes to the publio knowl edge that (300,000 was the limit of the loan. It is stated that this snm is exhausted and the people of Johnstown very pertinently point out that the work is not done. If the work was worth commencing it was worth finishing To have it half or three-quarters done will be neither creditable to the State administration nor satisfactory to the public. With the task properly completed there will be an equitable claim upon the Legislature to discharge the debt incurred in doing it. If it is left undone it can hardly be regarded as anything more valid than an illustration of incompetence. Yet there is no way apparent by which the work can be done except to revert to the plan which the Governor rejected nearly three months ago, and call together the body authorized to make appropriations. Failing that, the State can leave the ruined town to struggle with the question of removing the debris for itself. GOOD TRUSTS AND BAD ONES. The subject of trusts has recently occu pied a large share of the editorial attention of our esteemed and conservative cotem porary, the Philadelphia Ledger. The bur den of the Ledger' contention is that there are good trusts and bad trusts. Those which serve a legitimate purpose, in the opinion of the Ledger, are entitled to encouragement and support, while those which are only organized to oppress the consumers and pro ducers should be sternly suppressed. This position is all right, in its funda mental points, althongh the line of division which it draws between the legitimate trust and the illegitimate one is rather indefinite. The legal device of creating a trust for cer tain purposes was, in its original form, a decidedly beneficial one. A trnst created for charitable purposes, or for the manage ment of an estate for the benefit of minors or people incompetent to manage their own affairs, is undoubtedly legitimate, and serves a good purpose. Ho such trusts as these have occupied any share of the publio attention. It is only the perversion of the legitimate method to purposes of illegiti mate gain that arouses the public protest Bat it should be made clear that every trust which is created for the purpose of suppressing competition in the production of commodities or the performance of com mercial services has an illegitimate purpose, and is injurious in its tendency. This is inevitable from the fact that, if it is per mitted to gain its object, it creates a favored class in commerce. The great majority of the producers and of the commercial inter ests must submit to the force of competition in fixing profits and distributing the re wards of enterprise. The attempt to secure a special exemption from this regulating force is, therefore, an attempt to secure an especial advantage over the rest of the com munity. To the exact degree in which that attempt is successful is an injustice estab lished, and a privileged class in commerce given its existence. The Ledger' position is undoubtedly cor rect; but it should be understood that all the trusts which seek to abolish competition for their own benefit belong to the class of bad trusts. OLD LANDS FOB SETTLERS. A unique feature of our national develop ment is illustrated by the fact that; while Westerners are hungrily grabbing the lands that are obtained lrom Indian reservations in Oklahoma and Dakota, the State of Ver mont has established a regnlar office whose function it is to secure settlement of lands that have been abandoned by former cultivators. A circular from the commis sioner of this office states that there are 200,000 acres in that State formerly culti vated, and which are as a rnle as capable of cultivation as the prosperous surrounding farms. Land of this sort is offered to any one who wants it as low as S3 per acre. While it is probably not as fertile as the lands of the West, it would seem that its prox imity to the Eastern cities ought to make its cultivation at that price more profitable. The anomaly is no doubt largely due to the railway policy which refuses the Eastern farming interests anything like proportionate rates of trans portation to those given Western products. The consequence Is that an immense amount of agricultural produce that might be raised in the East is transported from the West That waste of energy may be credited with a great share of the poverty and social tronble of the present day. The Vermont effort is directed toward settling the abandoned lands with colonies of Swedes; and another uniqne feature of our social system is presented by the ques tion that has been raised whether the law against the importation of contract labor will not shut out the Swedes who are needed to till the vacant farms of Vermont Nevertheless, the effort of Vermont is in the direction of improvement It might be well for Pennsylvania to see whether the example would not be worth following for the purpose of getting some of her untllled lands occupied. A cOTEitPOBABY suggests that the fact that Judga Terry cannot read his own obituaries should be some satisfaction to his friends. Perhaps that fact coupled with the further one that he cannot visit the editorial rooms of the newspapers which publish those obituaries should be the source of more sat isfaction to the people who write them. An Eastern cotemporary develops the important fact that strychnine is "an in fallible cure for drunkenness." There is reason fcr believing the statement to be correct In addition it might be main tained that this drug is the only infallible cure for that ailment, unless it be commen surate doses of arsenic or corrosive subli mate. The experience of mankind amply testifies to the fact that any of these drugs, thoroughly exhibited, will prove a perma nent cure for drnnkenness and all the other vices that flesh is heir to. The arrest of Justice Field on the com plaint of the Widow Terry may be taken as expressing the firm conviction of Sarah j Althea that the Justice is guilty of murder because he did not turn the other cheek to thesmiter. The total result of the publio and news paper protest against that divorce scandal in Hew York so far has been the absence of all the parties engaged in it on their summer vacation. The idea of the culprits evi dently is that if a scandal is given time enough it will blow over. Time is pro verbially regarded as able to heal all things, but it may be questioned whether it will always accomplish that result in covering up the betrayals of publio trusts and the perversion of the machinery of justice to the infliction cf injustice. Yale College is now in "the field for a two million dollar endowment It has got the baseball championship, but it has prob ably discovered that it takes a large amount of money to support great publio dis tinction. We are pleased to learn that the widow of one of the richest manufacturers in Lorn bardy has leased a theater at Milan for a performance of the opera "Lucia," in order that she herself may appear in the role of the page. The information is satisfactory. It affords the comforting assurance that this country is sot the only one afflicted with the variety of foolishness which impels rich females to pay large sums for the purpose of exhibiting how little they know about operatic and dramatio art The report that the Shah of Persia is writing a book about his visit to Europe in dicates that the United States will at last be revenged on its numerous European visitors and critics. The daughter of an American railway king is going to marry a German Prince, whose distinguishing characteristic is his chronic impecuniosity. If we must have railway monarchs, it seems as if their power is enough to deserve a better match, than this. But Mr. C. P. Huntington probably consoles himself with the reflection that the kind of alliance that is good enough for Queen Victoria is good enough for him. If Mr. Andrew Carnegie will call a new eastern trunk line into operation, in con nection with the Pittsburg and Western, all may yet be forgiven. The proposition is made in Georgia that the farmers of that State shall convert their watermelons into sugar instead of sending them North. The specimens of Georgia watermelons received in this part of the country raises a doubt as to the amount of sugar they contain. If they cannot be utilized in their natural state the Georgians should try to sell them to the trust and rail way promoters for use in the watering of stocks. WnAT has become of that million-dollar guarantee fund which was to obviate entire ly the necessity of an extra session of the Legislature? The fact, which is being developed more and more strongly each day, that we have a wheat crop in this country which will yield a large surplus for exportation, at the same time that there is a general shortage of bread stuffs in the European district, con tains an equal promise of prosperity for this country, and a relief of Europe's scarcity from our abundance. PEOPLE OF PR0MIBENCE. The Hon. Jacob D Coxlsto'be the tempo rary chairman of the Western Waterways Convention, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on Septem ber 4. General Fraxcis a. Walker will speak on "The Country That Was Saved" at the vet erans' reunion at The Weirs, N. H., on An gust 2). The Hon. Timothy Healy, M. P charges Mr. Balfour with giving the Irish people strong drink and depriving them of food In order to make them savage. Mr. Jornr MoBLzr will spend the fall at Lynton, in North Devon, where he has taken a house. For three months he will devote him self exclusively to literature. General Q. W. C Lee, a son of Robert E. Lee, who Is at the Hot Springs In Virginia, is an uncommonly large and powerfully-built man. with grizzled gray hair and short beard. Governor Taylor, of Tennessee, who Ad dled himself into the Gubernatorial chair, posi tively declines to be a candidate for re-election. It is said he would like to play himself into the United States Senate. But two of the interested parties connected with the Broderlck-Terry duel survive. They are Joseph McKibben, a friend of Broderlck's, who lives In Washington, and Samuel H. Brooks, one of Terry's seconds. A shrine has been erected "at Aurlesvllle, in the Mohawk Valley, on the plot of ground where two missionary priests. Fathers Jaques and Goufil, were slain by the Indians in 1612. A pretty little chapel and crotto comprise the shrine, which is being visited now by hundreds of pilgrims of the Roman Catholic Church. Simon A. Stern, who went tor China for Wharton Barker year before las't, brought back with him a valuable and interesting col lection of Oriental embroideries, including an imperial robe probably made forl.tbeatrlcal purposes. It Is of crimson silk, superbly em broidered' with the imperial flre-claf"ed dragon in cold and colors. Mb. Paul Wolff, the talented Washington correspondent of the great German newspaper, the New York Staats Zeilung, left' Washing ton yesterday for the anthracite Veglons of Pennsylvania to write up the condition ot the miners. After the anthracite he wju visit the great bituminous region of the Mcmongahela and Youghlogheny. The lntentionjpossibly is to show how little the miners are protected by protection, bnt Mr. Wolff has a high reputa tion lor lairncss. A Few FeiraaylvanlansTlri Luck. (SPECIAL TXLXGBAX TO TUS DISrAYCO.1 WASnrsaTos; August 2a The oily ap pointments of interest to Pennsylvania o-day, were Drs. C. P. Calhoun and E. L Miller, to be medical examiners for pensions for Bedford, Dr. J. :H. Shirley, a medical examiner for Clarion, Philip Goedle, postmaster at Castle Shannon, txA James Thompson Bennett, ot Qreensburg, a naval cadet ( An Unmerited Distinction. From the Mew York World. J ' Henry James is spoken of as "an American novelist" by English critics. Mr. James must leel this deeply, THE TOPICAL TALKEB. Patriotism In rittibnrg Signs of at Dicker An Odd Coincidence Canadian Baby Wisdom Innocence Men and Maidens' Seashore Methods. , There may be some Americans, no doubt in tho Eastern coast cities tbey are to be found In no small numbers, who as a matter of fact like England or continental Europe better than their own land. Bnt you won't find many of that turn of mind in this part ot the world. Daring the pastweek ortwo I have met a score of Pittsburgers Just returned from their trav els abroad, and might quote as their first and last words the declaration ot sturdy Mr. Joe Fleming to a friend who asked him how he en Joyed himself: "Oh, very well," ld Mr. Flem ing, "but America Is good enough for me and I want to stay in America.' EXACTLT BO. "O Senator Quay Is a wonderful man, " Says good Mr. Tllnn with never a snleker. W ben compliments pass prepare fur a plan Of campaign that will end In a dicker. It is a singular coincidence that both Mr. William Thaw and Mr. Call err, the most prom inent citizens death has taken from Pittsburg this year, were building fine residences at the time tbey died. Mr. Callery had set his heart upon having a bouse on Hiland avenue, in the East End, and had made all the preparations for building It when his sadly sudden death oc curred. As is well known, Mr. Thaw's new house, near Point Breeze, is nearly completed, and there are few houses in that suburb of fine residences to be compared with it I am told that, if statistics on this subject could be obtained, it would be found that the successful man of business, in a majority of cases, dies about the time he thinks he can de vote bis attention to the building of an Ideal home. In other words, the business men of this age do not retire from active work early enough to enjoy the fall fruits of their Industry. There may be a good deal of truth in this. We all know how smart Yankee children are, but it seems Canadian youngsters are no less quick in acquiring wisdom. A little toddler, who is not more than 3 years old, gave his nurse a lesson np in an Ontario town the other day. The child wore a coat with many buttons upon it A number of these but tons had been torn off, and the nurse was puzzled how many had to be sown on. "I don't know how many you've lost. Master Fred," she said. "Count the button-holes," said the 3-year-old sententionsly. A PrrrsBTJRO lady made a cake ot exquis ite dellclousness the other day and set it on a plate to cooL The new cook, a young Irish girl, saw It and coveted a taste. She finally could resist the temptation no longer, and cut off a tiny slice. By and by her mistress came into the kitchen and inspected the cake. She saw the deficiency at once, and surmised the young cook was the defaulter. "Mary," she said, in a tone of kindly correc tion, "you should not have touched the cake. It wasn't tight to cut a cake this way." "Sure, ma'am." Mary replied, opening wide her innocent blue eyes. "I sbould've cut it the t'other way. Sure, an' I should." It was not sarcasm, either, but real Innocence. SrVXBSX METHODS. Ho taller Joy upon the shore The modern maiden knows Than bathing that and nothing more With not too many clothes. The youth who calls himself a man Trusts clothes to make his mashes. He wears a blazer and he can Beat rainbows with his sashes. H.J. A SNAKE IK THE HENHOUSE. He Swallows a China Nest Egg and Is Killed After a Sharp Fight. Crownsville. Md., August 20. Amos Carr, a farmer living near Crownsville. on returning home from work last Saturday evening, was in formed by his wife that there was a large black snake in the henhouse. He went out with a chisel to dispatch his snakeship, and after a sharp fight succeeded. On dragging the dead snake out of its lair a hen's nest It gave evl dence.lrom the distension of a part of its body, of having swallowed an egg which remained unbroken. Mr. Carr cut the snake open at the distended part when a china egg rolled out intact In every particular. The snake bad devoured the china nest egg, presuming it to be a genuine one. The snake measured five and one-hall feet long. A CHANCE FOE COLORED CADETS. Charles Young, of Ohio, May Yet bo Allowed to Graduate. Newbttbo, N. Y., August Ml Charles Young, the Ohio colored cadetat WestFolnt who failed last June to graduate with the rest of the first class because be was deficient in military civil engineering, will be examined this week and. should he be successful, will be graduated and commissioned an officer In the regular army. This is said to be an unusual proceeding. Ordinarily when a cadet sails to obtain suffi cient marks at the June examinations he Is dropped, but in Young's case it seems to have been thought best on account of his color, good deportment and excellent qualifications in other branches, to give htm until September to make up deflciences. If Young succeeds be will make the third colored representative in the army, the other two being chaplains. SMOKING AND WORKING AT 97. A Very Old Woman Who Ha Used Tobacco lor GO Years. Boston, August 2a At Manchester-by-the-Sea lives Mrs. Stephen Danforth. who for the past 0 years has Indulged in Immoderate pipe smoking. The love for tobacco originated in Virginia, ot which State she Is a native. Mrs. Danforth does all the domestic work of her husband, upon whom old age has laid a some what heavy hand: but in all ber avocations the pipe is seldom unlighted. and her average con sumption of the weed Is 12 bowlfnls a day. Mrs. Danforth will be 97 years old on her next birthday, and has lived at Manchester for the past 60 years. A Good Vaudeville Programme. The first matinee of the season a't Harry Williams' Academy of Music, and nearly every seat in the house was occupied. During the summer Manager Williams has so neatly touched up his popular home of variety that the Interior Is scarcely recognizable. Every rallinc Is gilded brightly, the draperies are new and elegant, and new carpets and mattings add to the beauty of the whole. The company which opens the season is a first-class one, the acts of Juteau and Dclhaner alone being an entertainment. A roaring farco, with that funny fellow, Joseph J. Sullivan, concludes the programme. Novel Method of Killing Sparrows. A writer in Forest and Stream suggests the use of uninsnlated electric wires for the ex termination of the English sparrow. The wires should be placed near the favorite breeding places of the birds In late fall or early spring when these pests congregate in towns and cities. A Name Misapplied. From the New York World.; Defaulter is the name of a horse which has won a number of races at Monmouth Park. It is customary for a defaulter to run off with the money, but the highest interests of morality cannot approve of such a name fcr a racer. Not at All Unlikely. From the Chicago Tribune Some of these days an ocean greyhound will crowd on Just a little too much steam in trying to break the record and will make the fastest time ever made to the bottom ot the sea. DEATHS OP A DAT. William J. Lantner. William J. Lantner, a well-known, young man of Allegheny, died In Switzerland yesterday morning. The announcement was made by cablegram, received by hit father, Joseph Lant ner, the wholesale hardware merchant of Ohio street. The ton had been suffering for some time past with a long affection, and In company with hit titter had gone to Europe In the tprlng In hopet of bettering bit health. In a letter received a few hours before tbe death mes sage young Lantner spoke or hit trip In glowing terms, and laid be was rapidly Improving. Mr. Joseph Hreunlng, of the Keystone Brewing Com pany, wat with him when he died. Din. Mnrjr Seotr. Mrs. Mary Scott, widow of thelate Robert Scott, an old-time Pltttbnrcer, died yetterday at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrt. A. Scott, of HO. n Center avenne. 81m wat In her 87th year, and wat a native of this city. Airs. Bc6tt wat one or the original founder, of the Hlxtn .Presbyterian (Thnreh. tnA h.il aimlvprt hilinh.,ii4 m.h THE G. A. B. PROGRAMME. A Week That Will Be Made Memorable to tho Veterans. Milwaukee, August 2a Manager Chap man has prepared the official programme Jor the encampment. Next Monday evening the Sons of Veterans will hold a camp fire at the Westslds Turner Hall. Commander-in-chief Warner, of the Grand Army, will preside. The parado of tne Grand Army and Sons of Vet erans will occur Tuesday forenoon. On Tues day evening the visiting members ot the Woman's Relief Corps will bo tendered a re ception at the high school building. The Grand Army men will bold camp fires on the same evening at the Westslde Turner Hall and the armory. Department Commander Wels sert will preside at the camp fire at the West- side Turner Hall. JtddrMHM of welcoma trill be delivered by Governor Hoard, Mayor Brown and Department Commander Welssert Commander-in-chief Warner and Pension Commis sioner Tanner will respond. General Falrchlld will preside at the armory camp fire. General Sherman, it is expected, will attend both camp fires. The post war concert will be given Tues day evening. A reunion ot the Sons of Vet erans will be given Tuesday evening at Fly mouth Church. The business sessions of the Grand Army and the Woman's Relief Corps will begin Wednesday morning, the former at the West side Turner Hall, the latter at St. Manuel Church, and continue during the rest of tho week. The reunions of regiments, brigades and divisions will be Inaugurated Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon General Sherman will visit tho Soldiers' Home, where he will be formally received by the veterans, and a salute fired in bis honor. The second and final war concert will be given Wednesday evening. Thnrsdav afternoon a party of specially invit ed guests will be taken out by the Entertain ment C ommlttee for a drive around the city. The party will visit a number of leading manu facturing establishments, and an elaborate lunch will be served to them on the route. The naval battle will occur on Tuesday evening. CURE FOR ALL ILLS. The Lame. Halt and Blind Made Well br Brown-Seqnard'a Elixir. Catlettsbubq, Kt., August 2a The re sults of the use ot Dr. Brown-Sequard's elixir on a number of patients here have been all that could be desired. The lame have been made to walk, rheumatics have been relieved of pain, and the old and debilitated have been made stronger. The most notable case is that of Sol. H. Kinner, who, in January, lSSfl, was stricken with paralysis in the left side, rendering bint unable to walk without the use of a crutch and cane. Four days ago he received the first dose of the elixir, prepared from the blood of a lamb, and to-day be was on the streets and able to walk without the aid of a crutch or cane. His speech, which was badly affected, is much im proved, air. jvinner is quite elated over his rapid improvement, and Is quite sanguine that the use ot the elixir will restore him to nerf ect health. Mr. Kinner Is an old lumber merchant well known to the sawmill men of Louisville and Cincinnati. Judge John M. Rice, of Louisa, who received his first dose of the elixir Friday evening, re turned here this morning, much improved, and has dispensed with a cane, which be had been compelled to use for the last six months when walking. He took another injection of the elixir to-day. Warfield Lee. whose right arm and side have been partially paralyzed for over five years, is greatly improved. He has had three injections, and Is now able to raise his arm above his head, and was on the streets to-day, giving exhibitions ot bis great improvement. There are more than a dozen other patients who have received great benefits from the use of the elixir, and many more, seeing the effect it has wrought upon their neighbors, have applied for treatment. The elixir used by the physicians here is pre pared from the blood of lambs. Only one male Iamb was on the market this morning. There was quite a wrangle between the doctors as to who should have It. SHARK FISHING AT CAPE MAI. A Veteran Fluherman Snceeeds In Landing a 200 Fonnd Monster. Cape May, August 2a Shark fishing is one of the chief amusements tor those with sport ing proclivities in search of bigger game than the Sonnd fishing affords. Colonel Floerckey is one of the inveterate fishermen, occupying his favorite place on the ex treme end of the pier every day, spending hours trying to hook his large game. To-day at bathing hour, while Colonel Floerckey was waiting for-something to nibbleat his hook, the line began to play out rapidly and the Colonel had considerable difficulty in slightly arresting its progress. A last when the entire line was out Colonel Floerckey began to pull in, but found his fish a little too heavy and he called several Interested bystanders to his assistance. The crowd on the line walked sborewards and beached a shark about 8 feet long and weighing about 800 pounds. A. crowd soon gathered and sur rounded the monster as be lay wriggling on the sand. The shark was the largest yet caught this season and seemed to be able to hold two men. ANOTHER STEAMSHIP RACE. The Teutonic and tho City of New York to Test Their Speed. New York. August 2a The steamship Teutonic is preparing for ber maiden voyage eastward to Que ens town. She will sail at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, one-half hour later than the City of New York. It was with the New York that the Teutonio sailed on her maiden voyage westward two weeks ago. Tne two steamships strained every fibre during the passage, and were only a few lengths apart at the finish on last Thursday. There is not a doubt in the minds of those versed in maritime matter tlrnt th tn it.. m sblps will once more race over the ocean. N ot 1 a iitue netting is Deing transacted on the ex pected six-day race. The odds appear to be In favor of the Teutonic, for the reason that a steamship never makes her best time on her maiden voyage. As the Teutonio proved such a rival to the City of New York when her ma chinery was new and stiff, much better things are expected of her hereafter. IMPORTANT TO PENSIONERS. Commissioner Tanner Issues an Order Making Proof of Disability Eauler. Washington, August 2a Pension Com missioner Tanner to-day issued the following Important order: To Chiefs of Divisions: The rnle which has hitherto maintained In this office regarding proof of origin or disability, under which the evidence of one commissioned officer or one prderly sergeant was accepted, while In the absence of that evidence the testi mony or two private soldiers hat been required. It hereby to far modified that In the absence of the evidence of the commissioned offlcer or the orderly sergeant, the origin shall be held to be Drorea on the evidence of the claimant and one private soldier: provided, always, that said claimant and sale private be men of reputable character. James TAnnir, Commissioner. A SINGULAR CASE. A Little Girl Likely to Die From an Attack of Glanders. SEDALIA. Mo., August 2a The 12-year-old daughter of a farmer named Mason, living near Greenrldge, this county. Is suffering from an attack of glanders.contrscted from her father's horses. Three of Mason's horses have died In tbe past few days, and others are sick of it. The horses were driven along the public high way just before their death, and the whole neighborhood is excited. Tbe little glr's life Is despaired of. A petition will be sent to Paquln, asking him to visit Ma son's farm and order tbe remainder ot his horses killed. A veterinary surgeon of this place says there Is hardly a county in this State that is free from disease. The Unklndest Cat of All. From the Boston Courier. ' If ever a man Reserved tp pass a year in prison at hard labor it is John L. Sullivan, and It Is to be hoped that no manipulation of the legal machinery will enable him to escape a punishment which. It endured, is apt to have such a salutary effect both upon himself and the community. Similarity la Snakes, From the Oil City Derrick. Borne of this year's snake stories are so sur prisingly ' like those of last year that we are impelled to tbe belief that the snake artists keep a scrap book or stick to the same brand of stomach bitters with surprising regularity. A Shortage Discovered. From the lcago T lines.! Postm; ter General Wanamaker visited the Boston postofilce Saturday. He pointed ont a shortage in some of the letter carriers' pants. j Light BnihUer Employment. Front the Great Bend Beglster. If you have nothing' else' to do tee how fast von can say "Soup soothes theosophlstt PITTSBURG'S FIRST HOTELS. More Abent ths Pioneer Taverns of the City Famoni Hoatetrles and Landlords of Early Times Favorite Resort of Farmers la Oar Grandfather's Days. rwErmur tob thb dispatch.'' Since the article-on "Old-Time Taverns" was published in a recent issue of The Dispatch a number of other Interesting facts relative to the hostelrles of long ago have been brought to the attention of the writer. At the beginning of this century possibly earlier in one or two instances there were taverns on Water street, where, according to tuo ujjuuuu ui one ox our ouwjjuajjuo, uevtet meals were served than at the big hotels of to day. The old timer's appetite was, no doubt, keen in former days, and the fancy French dishes of these days have for him no charms. Between Wood and Market streets on Water street many years ago was .located the "Ohio and Kentucky tavern," kept by one John Kerr, where man and beast were given the best of en tertainment. This was the favorite stopping place for Indians on their way to consult the Great Father at Washington. On the same street, between Market and Chancery Lane, was a famous old time tavern kept by Robert Speneer, and afterward by Gibson. There were the offices of the stage coaches, and, ac cording to the opinion of Reuben Miller, Jr., a better meal could not be had anywhere in Pittsburg to-day than Spencer and Gibson furnished more than three-quarters of a cen tury ago. Where tbe Farmers Stopped. On the corner of Water street and Redoubt alley John Davis played the host in the first years of the century. On Liberty and Water streets a famous country tavern flourished in the old days. It was known as the Ferry House, and its earliest landlord was Samuel Black. Across Liberty, where the Pennsyl vania freight depot now stands, was another tavern kept by James Debbins. The taverns ot Black and Dobbins were tbe favorite stopping places for farmers from the south side of Allegheny county and Washington county. On the opposite side of the river from the foot ot Liberty street Tom Jones, the pioneer ferryman, furnished accommodations for man and beast some fourscore years ago. Up the river, on Ross and Water streets, Billy Tobln, a Scotchman, furnished entertainment under the sign of the "Three Bells." Coming np the Diamond the "Black Bear" was tbe principal hostelry in early years. The original "Black Bear," with John Monasters as land lord, fronted on Market street, where the Himmelrich store is now located. There was then no Market alley, and the yards of the Black Bear extended to the rear of tbe Ex change Bank, and covered some of the ground now owned by that institution. The present Black Bear tavern Is comparatively modern, and occupies a part of the yards where John McMasters. a Conntr Down Irishman, from Board Mills, stowed away country wagons from Westmoreland and Washington counties when the nineteenth century was in its teens. Another famous Diamond tavern of the old days was adorned with the sign of the "Buck," and stood where the Hamburger liquor store now stands. The most noted landlord ot the Buck tavern in the early days was John Ball, who played the host there prior to the war of 1812. The Old Stage Tavern. The "Red Lion" tavern, at the end of the Sixth street bridge, cannot cltlm as great age as some of the old time taverns already referred to, bnt must have been to the front in the twenties. There was the polntof departure for the Canonsburg and Washington stage coach a half century ago, and one pld boy has vivid rec ollections of his departure from that old-time hostelry one frosty morning before daybreak for old Jefferson College, when he was but a beardless youth. Mention was made In a former sketch of the Yellow tavern at the Two Mile Run, where the Pittsburg Blues were banqueted in grand style upon their return from the War of 1812. This was the first prominent place of enter tainment out on the Philadelphia pike in tbe old days. Two miles further east .was the "Black Horse" Tavern, kept by Samuel Peebles, which tavern gave tbe name to "Black Horse Hill." the rise immediately this side of East Liberty. Our grandmothers enjoyed many a happy sleigh ride to tbe tavern with tbe swing ing sign of a black horse in front, which stood on the opposite side of Penn avenue and a little west of the home of W. W. Young, of Lawrence Bank. An Early East End Hostelry. In East Liberty, to the rear of Liberty Hall, was the famous Beitler tavern, first kept by Thompson. The building, which was occupied as a tavern certainly in the first decade of the century, still stands, and if its walls could speak, they could tell many a pleasant story of, the pioneers and their merry-makings. John Beitler is still remembered, by persons not so old, as one of tbe noted East End landlords. Further out the road was the Barker house, at Point Breeze, where Penn and Fifth avenues come together. The date of this tavern was not so early as the Beitler tavern, nor was its record as savory. If tbe truth were all known, it is probable that the Point Breeze tavern was years ago the scene of merry-making that was not strictly orthodox. Toward Wilklosburg was the "Bullock Pens" tavern, a little east of Homewood avenue, and In Wilkintburg proper Mrs. Rippey was land lady of one of the best inns of the time. The taverns here mentioned date back to tbe early years ot the century, and there are only a few "lingering on the brink" who can re member their good cheer. J. H. Y. AN INVALID MADE HAPPT. How the President Gladdened the Heart of a Sick Girl. From the Boston Advertiser. 1 An interesting incident occurred while the Presldental party was momentarily halted on South street on the way from the railway to the hotel Wednesday. In tne window of a tene ment house one flight np from the street a pale-faced girl of 17 years gazed out upon the procession and feebly waved her handkerchief to those below. The marks of long illness were evident upon her cheeks, and a pillow that bolstered ber back indicated some disease of the spine which prevented walking. President Harrison raised bis eyes to the tenement window above. An expression of pain passed over his coun tenance as he saw the girl, with disappoint ment in her eyes, cease waving her handker chief and settle back in her chair, as If sorry, after all her effort, that she had not seen the President's face. Tbe latter impulsively turned In his seat, and, locking directly np to the win dow, bowed smilingly to her as Individually as If the throng around were absent and he bad known her well. Tbe blood mantled her face in joy at the recognition, and with an impul sive action she broke off a half-opened bud from a solitary plant on tbe window sill and tossed It down to the carriage below. At that moment, however, the procession started and the girl's gift fell short. It dropped on tbe muddy pavement, ana the hoof ot a cavalry horse crushed it. N0TEL CURE FOR RHEDMATISM. An Italian Prisoner Takes an Iron Rivet as a Remedy. Causzn, N. J., August 2a With one quick gulp an Iron rivet disappeared down the throat of Michael Angelo Curatelo, in the Camden county jail, yesterday afternoon. Curatelo is accused of tbe murder of Michael Dinapoll. at Waterford, in July last, and has been morose and gloomy for some weeks. On Sunday he told an Italian boy who is locked up as a wit ness that he wanted to die. Edward Markey, who Is in jad charged with murderously assaulting his aged mother, was juggling three rivets close to Curatelo's cell yetterday afternoon, when one of them fell in side the grated door. The Italian grabbed It quickly and swallowed it with a frog-like struggle, although the iron was IK Inches long and inch in diameter. Markey gave the alarm, and tbe Italian was taken ont of his celL Dr. E. P. Townsend gave him a tumbler of cas tor oil. Tbe oil would not remain on the pris oner's stomarb. and last night be was pacing his cell, muttering many prayers and crying in his agony. The proprietor ot a peanut stand on Federal street, opposite the Jail, was sent for, and Cura telo explained to him that he bad swallowed tbe rivet as a cure for rheumatism. His fellow countrymen, he said, took iron filings, but they were too slow for him. Poor Bonlnnger. From the l'hlladelphla Inquirer.! Boulanger now says he isn't coming to America. Probably be has heard of our re strictions on panper emigrants. IN MEMORIAM-WILLIAM THAW. "O trumpet not In praise my name." His voice wonld speak from oat the grave; "I kept no count or what I gave Nor wrought I charity for fame." Fame, O most kindly tonl and wise, Yet; while the ttari their eounes keep. Good deeds of those who fall on sleep bball blazoned be to mortal eyes. What marvel then we are not blind To deeds that call for lovtog praise, Nor-e'er foreet that all thy days Thy heart wat tender to mankind. TttETROPOllTAN MATTERS. Last Echo of tho Allen Case. KXW TORX BUBXAU SMCXU.S.I New York. August 2a Ebon 8. Allen, the ex-President of theCrosstown Street Railway, now in Sing Sing prison for overissuing stock of the company he presided over, was to-day .sold out of his Interest in Allen A Cn.'s foundry to satisfy a Judgment for 15,600 against him. Assemblyman Thomas Smith bought his share of the property for 350, The only other bidder was the brother of tho disgraced ex-President. A manuscript play found in a chest in the garret of the foundry was excepted from the , jale and was carried away by a literary deputy sheriff. Ferdinand Hofele, formerly Allen's partner, has been appointed receiver of Allen fc co.'s assets. Allen is said to be largely in debted to the firm and to owe Hofele $SQ.0O0. To-day's sale Is about the last echo of the Allen case. Allen himself is so broken down that be will probably not survive the 11 years ot hard labor to which he was sentenced. Walker Blaine Says HI Father I Well. Walker Blaine arrived hers from Bar Har bor this morning, and took luncheon at the University Club. This afternoon he and George W. Cbilds had a long and very private talk at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Mr. Blaine says that his father Is in tiptop physical condition. After J passing a few days In the vicinity of New York Mr. Blaine will go to Washington. Cradle's Next Foolhardy Experiment. Steve Brodie has decided to float over the American falls at Niagara. On Friday he will leave for the scene of his undertaking, and will spend several days in selecting the most ad vantageous part of the falls through which to go. The hotel men and railroad men have got together a purse of SLKXt&- remunerate him for temnting death. The falls are 1GS feet high, and no person has yet passed over them and lived. Wind-Up of Ibo Metal Exchange. It is probable that by October 1 the Metal Exchange will be no more. The proposal to wind up the affairs of tbe Exchange and ap portion the assets among the members is mak ing headway. The attendance for tbe past three years does not average more than 80 members daily. Under these circumstances the absentees believe that it is no longer a ne cessity to maintain the present establishment. The movement, however, lacks a leader. Mem bers who are taking no part in the trading on the floor of the Exchange are naturally averse to making themselves conspicuons as agitators, though willing and anxious to assist in bring ing about the dissolution. Couldn't Pass In That Way. Mr. Townsend, of Texas, walked down the gangway of the steamship Normandle to-day with a very bulky spring overcoat on his arm. Two Custom House Inspectors who noticed his bulging coat pockets detained him for ex amination.' They found every pocket stuffed full of dutiable goods of all sorts. Including a lot of obscene literature. About $800 worth ot articles were transferred from Mr. Townsend's pockets to tbe seizure room. Will Bar Lota of Foreign Coins. Lyman H. Low will sail for Europe on the steamship Teutonic, to-morrow, to attend a great auction sale of rare coins and medals in Amsterdam, between September 2 and 9. The famous private collection of the late H. N. Tetterode. ot Zelande, and A. Boomberge, of Amsterdam, and the duplicates belonging to the city of Amsterdam will then be sold at auction. After the Amsterdam sale Mr. Low will visit London, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris, Brussels and Antwerp, to examine col lections and attend auctions of rare coins, Mr. Low is under instructions to buy freely at all sales he attends for tbe American Numlsmatio and Archaeological Society, of which he is the librarian. Hlpoolyto'a Tarn to Crow Awhile. A cable dispatch from Santiago da Cnba to Banker H. H. Knnhardt, of Kunhardt & Co., announces that the crisis in'Haytian affairs is rapidly appaoaching, although up to Sunday last there baa been no change in the situation at Port-au-Prince. Mall advices received by Mr. Knnhardt to-day, from Haytlan merchants, brought news that the responsible busines smen of Hayti are of the opinion that Legitime's downfall is only a qnestlon of a few weeks.. ,Tbe merchants, wrote that on, July,28Anx Cayes joined the revolutionary movement led by Hlppolyte, and that Nippes, Jacmel, Petit Goaves and Jeremle followed In qnlck order, Jeremie taking np arms in Hippolyte's behalf on the 6th. Troops and ammunition were sent to all these places by Hlppolyte, and bis troops, together with the soldiers already stationed at these towns, took up their march to Port-au-Prince. The only fighting was at Jacmel, where Legitime's army retreated and his Gen eral, Dardignac, was killed by a gunshot fired by one of his own followers. One of Mr. Kun hardt't correspondents wrote that Hlppolyte could readily have captured Port-au-Prince at any time, but refrained because he'dld not wish to sacrifice, the lives of innocent residents by attacking the place. It may be added that Mr. Knnhardt espouses Hippolyte's side ot the quarrel. A Line Steamer Delayed. To-day was the first Tuesday in many years that a Gulon Line steamer has not left this port for Liverpool. When the Nevada arrived, a week ago, a defect was found in a shaft, and it was decided to detain the ship here until a new shaft could be made. The sailing of the Nevada was accordingly postponed until next Saturday. Notice was promptly sent to the passengers who had been booked. Half a dozen or so, however, did not get the notice. They went down to the pier this morning ex pecting to sail. All the passengers took the delay good-naturedly, and agreed to wait and go with the ship on Saturday. A Nngget of Wisdom. From the Boston Globe. Wise persons who are enjoying fair health will not fool with experimental elixir. There is a great deal of horse sense in the hint given by a famous old epitaph: "I was well. I would be better, I took physic, and here I am." Tfil-STATE TEIFIES. Dogs are so numerous in Consbohocken, Pa., that pnblic spirited citizens are offering liberal rewards to those who will assist In reducing the surplus canine population. It is estimated that there are 2,000 dogs in tbe little town. A "WAGGISH machinist employed In Scranton got hold of a fellow-workman's two-foot rule, removed tbe hinges, shortened each joint a half Inch, replaced the hinges and pnt the rnle back in place. Soon after Its owner was sent to cut and drill a piece of iron two feet long, and be did by his rule. His mystification when he dlscoveredhe had made a misfit may be imag ined. A cimzsN of Londonderry township, Leb anon county, "will never be able to tell how he voted on tbe amendment. He had been unde cided, and had taken all the tickets offered him, f or and aealnst. When he went to the polls he had not yet decided what to do, so he reached in his pocket, grasped ticket, and, without looking whether It was for or against prohibition, he voted. The Presbyterian denomination takes special interest in the celebration of tbe one hundred and sixty-third anniversary of the colonial log college at Hamville, Pa., the predecessor of Princeton, which takes place on Septembers. The log college was a hut built by Rev. William Tennent, In which to educate his four Sous for the ministry. Tux moth-killing instinct is so strong in the opposite sex that one of them impulsively slapped the spine of an aged gent, softly nap ping in a Columbus street car, and woke him with a Jar that made his teeth click. WABSK2t Bueriian. a foreman in Morgan Bros., shoe factory, at Scranton, has for years bad tbe little finger ot bis right hand bent rigidly over the palm by a contraction of the cords. A day or two since be fell, and the finger, catching on a projection, was torn straight and once more flexible. KS Altoona paper of yesterday says: "The Pennsylvania Railroad Company will bnild 6,000 car,one-hir of which will be constructed at the carshopt in this city. The cars will com prise the box and hopper-bottom patterns." , THXfattestboylnWestVirglniallvestnWet zel county. His ago is 9 years and his weight CDRI0D8 COSDENSATIOBS. Over 1,000 Chinamen arrived in the City of Mexico one day last month. Philadelphia Hibernia Fire Engine Company, still in existence, was organized, in 1732. Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt has decided to have a ball in her stable at Newport on August 3L, A. "highly-connected and respectable young woman" of Freeport, N.Yhas been arrested for horse-stealing. Thomas Furlong, of Pasadena, CaL, is an ardent amateur naturalist. His latest addi tion to his collection was 300 tarantulas tbat ha hatched in an incubator. A 30-cent check for doughnuts was all Caesar's wife got from her husband for four weeks. So, at least, Mrs. Cauar testified In a Providence court the other day. "Birch bark" lawn parties are the latest in Maine. The invitations are written on birch bark, and the refreshments served from plates ot the same material. It is stated by one of the guides at tbe Capitol in Washington that 15 brides an hour is tbe average number ot visits to the statuary ball each day of the year. A horse of Mr. Howell, a Dover (DeL) miller, recently lost an ear in an accident, but this did not depreciate its value, as the enter prising owner at once cot an ear from an old buffalo robe and successf uily grafted it to the dismembered organ. For 28 years Joe McKinsey, of Silver Creek, MIcb., has owned two mares which were half-sisters and were marked just alike-. Last Thursday thev were both killed by the same stroke of lightning, and after their 28 years of service together rested in the same grave. The California papers say that th brig Natalia, which foundered In the harbor of Monterey in 183i,b to be raised, or at least what Is left of her copper sheathing is to be brought to tbe surface. It Is said tbat this is tne same vessel that brought Napoleon back to France from the Isle of Elba in 1815. There is a whistling well at Logan county, Kansas, which warns people of ap proaching storms from 8 to 12 hours in advance. It is 135 feet deep, and sends out a strong cur rent of air. which, as it escapes through ths apertures about the pump, whistles in a loud. Mutc-uAo bunt; tuab u uuuncuy auoioia to every person in the township. Who ever heard of a cheese mine? Yet one has been discovered at Palmyra, Wis. It isn't precisely a mine; in fact, being a largo quantity of cheese which was buried many years ago beneath a factory and there in some manner forgotten. It has just been discovered and the valuable prodnct is being quarried ont by the present owners of the factory. In a lecture at New York a young con vert from Brahamlsm, Mr. VIsbun, gave the number of Christians now in India, including Protestants and Catholics, as about 3,000,000, and said that If the increase in tbe number of conversions should continue as In the last ten years, the whole of India, with its copulation of over 25aO0O,00O. would be Christianized within a century. Elmira has a peculiar case of love and marriage between a school principal and one of her former pupils. Miss Hannah Rhodes was 15 years old when she approached the matri monial altar. She bad been a teacher in tba public schools of this city Defore ber husband. Thomas F. Connelly, was born. He is about 22 years old. and when a youngster he not nn f reqnently felt the effects ot vigorous punish ment at the bands of bis present spouse. J. E. Tobin, of Tacoma, is likely to in stitute a suit against a telegraph company. Ha received a message saying: "Sallle died the 29tb." Bailie is the Christian name of his wife. He threw np important contracts and started for San Francisco, where the telegram was dated. There he learned that tbe message should have read "Sailed the 29th," and that It was sent for the purpose of notifying him that his wlfs and family bad departed for Tacoma. The dried leaves ot the coca plant, which is cultivated on the slopes of tbe Andes, formn important article of internal trade among the various native tribes. It is estima ted tbat not less than 30,000,000 pounds are con sumed annually. After the morning meal men and women alike take a mouthful of the leaves mixed with a little lime: fresh leaves are added throughout the day, and without any addlUan al food the consumer is enabled to do a "WT day's work. A gentleman .from Bussell k" Georgia, informed a Columbus repora Mr. J. F. Williams, of Uhland. owned foo - which had grown fat .from eating tobacV- ' hogs are kept In a pen and have been regWaV tobacco chewers for several months. At firt the hogs did not seem to relish the weed, bus soon tbey became very fond of It. and now they seem to be perfectly miserable when their owner neglects to give them tbeir daily allow ance of tobacco. The hogs began to fatten as soon as they became tobacco chewers. There seems to be an extraordinary large "crop" of snakes this season. Along the mountain on the east side of the Hudson valley, near Greenwood Lake, persons who are looking tor them can find pilots, adders, rattle snakes ana other poisonous reptiles in great abundance. John Hallock, a farmer, who lives at Greenwood Lake, one day last week killed a large adder and a pilot snake. He said after ward tbat he considered It a poor year for snakes when he did not kill a dozen rattlers and as many pilot snakes. One day recently two rattlesnakes were killed between Stanhope and Waterloo. One had 17 rattles and the other 21. Two cedar doors, over 480 years old, have been received by Mead & Taft, at Corn wall, N. Y., from Mexico, to be placed in the residence of Mrs. R. S. Hays, at Millbrook, Duchess county. These doors were taken from one of the old Catholic monasteries which were erected in Mexico directly after the great mas sacre in the yearUOO. Each door is 4 feet by 8 feet in size and 4 inches thick, and their weight is 600 pounds each. The stiles and rails are worked from solid wood, and are) fastened with wooden nails. There were probably no hinges when these doors were made, as they appear to have been bung on a pivot. Tbe wood carving Is plain, and deep, and one door bears a fine specimen of the art in the form of a cross of leaves. These relics were purchased by Mrs. Hays during a recent tour through Mexico. FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES. A summer resort phenomenon the longer a man stays the shorter be gets. Terre Bault Hx pnst. The latest fancy in dress is called a sur prise gown. Doubtless the surprise comet in when tbe bill It presented.-?. Louis Poit-Dl-patcli. Lady (to tramp Poor man! Yon must have broken off many dear ties In your past life. Tramp No, marm, I stepped on 'em tenderly. Epoch. Smith Were you ever disappointed in lover Jones No. bnt I've been disappointed lnmar rlage. Baton Courier Yabsley What has become of old man Flgg? I never hear of him any more. It be dead? Wlckwlre No, not exactly. His wife Is keeping boarders. Terre Baute Exprui. Fond Father Sir, my daughter is the apple of my eye. She shall continue under her father's wings- Van Gall-Thanks, I was Just going to speak abont that. Can you give ns the northwest wing?-Epoch. Mr. Truelove Miss Clara, can I hope tbat yon will return mr love? Mist Cura-Certalnly, Mr. Truelove. and If I'm too busy myself I'll send the stable boy around with It. Kearney Enterprise. THE GStTMBLXS. The man who owns a barking dog . That keeps nt all awake. Is alwavt tpeaking of the noise Bis neighbors' children make. Boston Courier. Visitor I don't see your old foreman In the offlce now: what Is the trouble? Editor Well, he left ns rather suddenly last week. In my society column I wrote that "Mist Do Forrest fainted at the ball last evening," and the next Issue of the paper contained the notice that "Mitt Be Forrett painted at the ball last evening." Kearney Enterprise. Lay aside the little squirt gun; Let the lamblet frisk In glea. Do not raise a snlfe to hart one That elixir Is n. g! What they told ns of Its virtues Wat naught but a facile lie. Twill not heal 'twill sorely hurt yezj Bhun the bowl or baecllll. Minneapolis Triouns. He Was Engaged. Fond Lover Is yonrpa In, Addle? Gentle maiden Yes. but yott may come In. F. L.-I don't think he likes me. and ha might O. it. There's no need to be afraid; he la ea gared. F. L.-.Engaged Is be? U. M.Ye. He stayed out till alter 12 last night and went off this morning without giving ma a chance to talk to him. She it talking to bin now and be won't be In this part of the house for the next three hours. Come rrlrht in. 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