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The Queen's speech on the prorogation of
Parliament is more remarkable for its
omissions than its commissions. Some oi
the silence is more eloquent than words;
while in other respects the omission to say
anything is far from satisfactory to those of
the Queen's faithful subjects who are inter
ested in the omitted topics
Ot the latter class is the failure to refer to
the protection of Canadian sealers; and a
Yery strong intimation is thus silently con
Yeyed that Great Britain is not going to get
into a quarrel with the United States on
Canada's account But that significant
tjciturnity is nothing beside the eloquence
of the entire silence concerning the grants
to the Queen's family. The loyal members
of the House of Commons struggled
and debated for davs to set the recently
married princess in comfort, if not in good
style. But it was exactly this strugcle and
debate that has aroused the royal wrath.
The Commons should carry the grants for
the encouragement of matrimony in the
roval family, without a word of debate the
Queen thinks; and so the offending Com
mons are dismissed with a superiority that
passes over their offense as one would ignore
the insolence of a street urchin.
But it mar be less discreet than dignified
for Her Majesty to thus indicate to the
offending Commons' that they are beneath
her notice. Some of these days she will
want other grandchildren married; and
perhaps the crushed Commons may not be
so energetic in securing settlements for
PUBLIC GBIT HEEDED.
The arrest of that highwayman in the up
per Michigan district furnishes the material
for another discouraging estimate of the
capacity of this generation of American cit
izens for self-governrirent and self-protection.
Here we hare the case of a single
landed highwayman who, for the past fire
or six months, lias been robbing stage
coaches and railway trains, relieving whole
assemblages of their money and teams at a
single stroke, and practically holding large
sections of two States under terrorism.
"While it is not very pleasant to confront
the business end of a loaded pistol, it might
lie expected that twelve men at a time would
be able to overpower a single-handed robber;
and his final arrest by two men strengthens
that opinion. A little backbone on the
part of the public is the principal require
ment to put down the highwayman's nro
iefsion. THE COAL COMBINE.
And now the report is renewed that a
mysterious syndicate is going to buy up the
coal mines of the Monongahela river. The
previous statement is amended to the effect
that the mysterious millions which are to
consolidate the coal interests of the rirer
into one concern now number 523,000,000.
The majority of the coal men having denied
the existence of any such scheme, it might
be supposed that the projectors propose to
get the coal properties without letting the
owners know it. But as the owners have all
expressed a willingness to unload their
property on whoever wishes to pay the price
for it, we may conclude that the mysterious
gentlemen with 25,000,000 can have the
mines since they insist upon it.
It has already been shown that such a
scheme can be of little avail in raising the
price of coak It is the competition of
other districts that makes coal cheap on the
river, and it does not yet appear that the
?25,000,000 is going to buy all the coal lands
between this and the Gulf of Mexico. The
scheme may be a profitable one for the ne
gotiation of trust certificates if the lengths
to which that business has been pushed
does not prove a serious obstacle. Beyond
that it may turn out to comprise a centrali
zation that will put miners wages down to
the level of the Clearfield and anthracite
districts. It will be an interesting study, if
this combination materializes, to watch and
see how that policy, which has been recom
mended by some of the labor leaders, affects
the living of the miners, who are not too
liberally paid at the present time.
AB0DX AN OFFSET.
That report with regard to the outbreak
of Texas fever among the Irrge herds of
cattle in Kansas and the Indian Territory
Las an interesting relation to the long stand
ing fight between the transportation of live
stock and the transportation of meat in the
form of dressed beef. Of course it is hardly
necessary to say that cattle affected witb
such a disease should not be transported in
either form; but the possibility of its being
done and the results from such an abuse arc
about equally grave in both cases.
Naturally the opponents of dressed beef
are ready with accusations that cattle
affected with the Texas fever are liable to be
slaughtered and shipped East as dressed
leef, in which case the diseased characterof
ihe meat cannot be readily delected. This
may be true to a limited extent; but it is
obvious that the Ijgst interests of the dressed
beefindustry areon the side of making it
certain that no such damage to the row
tation or their product shall be possible.
On the other hand, while the (detection of
diseased cattle on the hoof is perhaps easier
than in the case of diseased meat, it is
plain that the results of shipping infected
live cattle all over the country are likely to
be far graver. Not only is it possible for the
infection of the Texas fever to be spread U
over the country by shipments of live stock,
from "the infected regions, bnt we have
recently had evidence that the old practice
of shipping cattle diseased from "lump jaw"
has extended, even to the cattle yards of
this city. It is not permissible, therefore,
to take the position that either one form or
the other is entirely superior to the abuse of
shipment in diseased forms.
The fact is, however, self-evident that the
true interests of both methods will be best
subserved, in common with the public in
terests, by placing them under a regnlation
which shall render impossible the spread of
disease by cattle on the hoof or the shipment
of unhealthy meat "When that is done so
as to place both interests on an equal foot
ing, each can have the opportunity of
demonstrating its capability for the supply
of cheap and wholesome food to the masses.
A FACILE FEAITD.
The new development of the art of fraud
ulent beggary, which is reported in our
local columns, gives another illustration of
the persistent inventions of the class which
will take more tro'uble to get money dishon
estly than to earn it honestly. It must also
be said that it illustrates the readiness of a
large element of the industrious and honest
classes to offer themselves up as food for
It appears that a clique of men have for
some time been systematically deriving a
regular income by representing themselves
as a committee to sell tickets to balls, pic
nics and other entertainments given in aid
of an alleged strike at some of the mills.
There was no reason why the representation
of a strike should he confined to one mill;
but in this case, at least for a short time
past, it has been located at the Shoenberger
works. The ball or picnic is an imagina
tion; the tickets are stamped with what pur
ports to be the Amalgamated Association
seal, but is not; and the only strike is that
which the swindlers make upon their vic
Of course the responsible and upright
managers of the Amalgamated Association
are desirous of stopping this bleeding of the
public in their name; and their warning ap
pears in connection with the matter. It is
necessary to say, however, that those who
yield up their dollars on 6uch a representa
tion are easy victims. Of course when they
buy tickets they do not intend to go to the
picnic or ball and have no means of discov
ering that the proposed entertainment is a
fiction. They cannot take time to inquire
of the Amalgamated officer whether the
strike is a reality. But without the desire
of pouring water on onr own wheel, it is per
tinent to point out that every strike in the
mills of this city is duly chronicled in the
press; and if business men will take time to
read the papers they can ,be protected
against this swindle as well as bunko.
Bv a study of the local press, the public
cannot only know what strikes are actually
going on; but they will also be able to form
a judgment as to what are worthy of the
public support and encouragement
WILL THE TOBIES FLOP!
It is thoroughly in accordance with the
precedents of modern Toryism that, when a
reform has become inevitable, the Tory
statesmen shall steal the credit of those
who have labored in showing its necessity,
and in educating the public up to it by
bringing in the measures themselves which
their opponents have long fought for. This
was the course of Mr. Disraeli with regard
to parliamentary reform, and upon the vic
tories thus won he obtained his pre-eminence
as a leader of Engljsh politics.
It is not remarkable, therefore, that re
ports that Lord Salisbury intends to bring
in bills which will command the support of
the Parnell party, and thus hopes to divide
that wing from the Liberals under the
leadership of Mr. Gladstone, commands at
tention. His partial success in doing this,
on the Irish University hill, at the session
just closed, calls out from leading newspa
pers the prediction that he will grant
the Home Rule party their object
in two or at most three steps, giv
ing them next a land oill and then a
respectable measure of local government
That Lord Salisbury will do this only as a
last resort hardly needs specification; and
even if he should recant there are one or
two points which it will be hardly possible
to overlook. The first is that Lord Salis
bury is not Lord Beaconsfield. He has
neither his audacity nor his art at bringing
the Bourbon element of Toryism to the sup
port of a measure which they cannot under
stand, aud which they must alwavs hate.
In the next place, Lord Salisbury is person
ally pledged against Irish reform too strongly
to make the somersault with any great de
gree of grace.
But even if the Tory Government should
concede the Irish reforms, the whole world
would know that the building up of that
cause was due to the united efforts of Par
nell and Gladstone. The framing of the
measure may be stolen from the Liberals,
but the credit of originating it and carry
ing it to victory will always rest with Par
nell and Gladstone.
THE B. & O'S. VINDICATION.
The master's report on the case of certain
stockholders of the Pittsburg and Conuells
ville Bailroad presents a step in a law
suit involving large sums and calling into
question the integrity of the management of
one of our leading railroad lines. The find
ing in the case is more reassuring to the
public than the opposite one would have
been, as it certifies to the honesty of the
management and declared that the finances
of the corporation are administered legiti
mately for its benefit
It is impossible of course to go into all the
voluminons details which this litigation
that has been going on for two years, in
volves. Briefly stated the complainants
alleged that the 10,000,000 loan of thePitts
burg and Conncllsville road was negotiated
for the benefit of the Baltimore and Ohio,
and was an unjust burden on the Pittsburg
branch. The railroad of course' disputed
this allegation; and in a report which makes
a good-sized volume, It. B. Carnahan, Esq.,
the master, reports in favor of the railroad.
He finds that the money has been expended
in improvements of the Pittsburg and Con
nellsville, the extension of its proper
branches, the Increase of its rolling stock,
and not for the benefit of the main line, at
the cost of onr branch.
It is certainly reassuring to learn that the
Baltimore and Ohio has been conscientiously
improying the Pittsburg division, and not
burdening it for the improvement of other
parts of the system. There was decided
room lor improvement in some respects and
one of the cases where the reform ha been
visible is apparent at the foot of Smithfield
It is asserted that a promising student, at
the TJnion Theological Seminary hasgone
insane through the useof cigarettes. The
inference is obvious that only those can
use cigarettes with safety who are destitute
A coiempobabx remarks: "The progress
of Christian missions is significantly illus
trated by the fact that the King of Siam
has given one of the royal palaces to the
use of the missionaries." Possibly it might
be equally correct to say that the lack of
progress of Christian missions is illustrated
by the same fact. It has been plainly as
serted that one reason why the success of
missions in the East was limited was the
fact that the missionaries did not mingle
with the common people or meet them on
their own level of poverty and privation.
The Founder of the Christian religion,
when He undertook to convert the heathen
world, did not do it from a residence in a
Jay Gould and C. P. Huntington as
the controlling minds of a Southwestern
railway pool, would present a beautiful ex
ample of the philanthropy which is claimed
to be the ruling motive of the pooling
Air esteemed cotemporary editorially
notes the fact that Uncle Jeremiah Busk,
in his address to the soldiers at Milwaukee
last week, quoted a verse of the poem which
our cotemporary cites as "We have drank
from the same canteen." We, do not know
whether the poem or Uncle Jerry Busk can
be held to strict accountability for the gram
mar of the quotation; but it would have
been no more than professional courtesy in
our cotemporary to have made the citation
in accordance with the rules of Lindlay
Canada's wrath at not getting into the
Queen's speech cau be most completely" so
laced by throwing off English allegiance.
When that is done Canada will form the
main topio of several Q ueen's speeches.
One of the significant features of the last
London strike is the fact that the London
papers have plucked np independence
enough to, indirectly at least, intimate that
it is the business of capitalists to give their
employes wages enough to preserve them
from starvation, and to obviate trade dis
putes which threaten social disaster.
The Exposition is progressing with grand
strides to the point where it can make good,
its claim to be representative of- Pittsburg
enterprise that will do Pittsbnrg credit.
The Standard Oil Company and the
Ohio Democracy have got together once
more. Whether that amiable and taciturn
old statesman, Henry B. Payne, is vindi
cated or not in the election this fall, it may
be taken for granted that the political work
ers will sample the contents of the Standard
Oil barrels. "
That dispute about the right jf a pro
cession to carry a flag through the Alle
gheny parks bears very nearly the signifi
cance of a tempest in a teapot
Mr Claus SruECKEi-s' idea of build
ing an addition to the White Honse out ot
blocks of hardened sugar is, we hope, a
little out oi place in Washington. In the
New York City's government sugar might
be considered n very useful material either
for building political or publio edifices.
It begins to be whispered around by the
visiting members of the G. A. B. that Mil
waukee's hospitality to the veterans was for
Thus far it is stated that the. revenne
steamer Bush "has boarded fourteen vessels
which it found prowling around Behring
Sea." The number of sailors of which it
'made a present to these vessels is kept in
secrecy in order that the exact degree of de
pletion to the navy may not be made public.
FAsniox again asserts that dresses this
fall will be decollete. Ample assurance are
given, however, that the bills will not be
cut low. 1 -v
One of the things that requires 'explana
tion is that, so far as can be learned from
the reports, when Bussell Harrison stepped
on to the American continent at New York
the other day, the other side of the conti
nent did not tip up at San Francisco.
PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
These is said to be little doubt in England
that Sir Edwin Arnold will be the next laureate.
These is mention of Prof. W. H. Brewer as
the successor ot the late Elias. Loomis at Yale.
The finest diamonds visible at the Shah's
visit to the Paris Exhibition are said to have
been worn by Mrs. Wkitelaw Held.
Tenkyson, Darwin, Gladstone, Lincoln,
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and
Lord Houghton were born in the year ISO?. '
The death is announced of the Lancashire
poetess, Fanny Forrester, She belonged to the
working classes, at an early age developing a
taste for poetry. Sho was a frequent contrib
utor to journalistic literature.
Harry; W. Slocum, who has won the tennis
championship of America for the second time,
is a son ot General Slocum, ot Brooklyn.
Young Slocum is a graduate of Yale and a law
yer. If he wins the championship next season
he will retire from the tennis court and devote
himself to courts of law.
Gexekal Crook, the famous Indian fighter,
wonders how so great a fraud as Sitting Bull
could be made sneb a hero of. He says that
the old Indian is an arrant coward, bat so full
of conceit that he impresses people with his
importance. "And no wonder he is conceited,"
adds General Crook, "for he has had offers of
marriage from white women, and endless re
quests for his photograph."
The boose in which Oliver Wendell Holmes
was born is still standing on the common at
Cambridge, Mass., and Unow one of the college'
buildings. It is an old gambrel-roofed house,
and durldg the siege ot Boston it was the head
quarters of the American officers. The Rot.
Abiei Holmes, the host's father, was pastor of
the First Church of Cambridge, where General
Washington was a frequent worshiper.
General NP. Basks has had a varied
career. He was a "bobbin boy" in a factory,
an actor E0 years ago, having played Claude
MelnoUe in the "Lady of Lyons" at the old Na
tional Theater, Boston, Later on he was 2 law
yer, and still later a general in the army, Gov
ernor of tlio Btatos ot Massachusetts, and
Speaker of the House in the same Btate, He
was also a member of Congress and Speaker of
the Honse of Representative,' General Banks
is now 73 years of age, and is the oldest living
ex-Governor of Massachusetts.
Mistaken for a Dynamiter
New York "World London Letter. 1
A story is told of a Philadelphia lady who
went to the House of Commons this week with
a little velvet bag slung over her arm. Itwas
just about large enough to hold a handker
chief, a smelling bottle and a few keys. vSeven
policemen stopped her and wanted to examine
it "Of course, sir," siid one policeman to the
M.P. who accompanied her. "you will guar
rantee that the bag is all right"
A Western Editor's Surprise,
From the New York Trlbune'l
A Western paper remarked the other day,
"We have no doubt that our readers trill all
agree with ns when we say that we ought to
have cheaper gas." And the editor was very
much surprised the next day when be received
a note sinned "Many -'Readers." as follows:
"Then why in Sam Hill don't yon put down the
nriMM winfMnort" ?. . .-'v - rA
THE PITTSBUKG T DISPATCH
THE TOPICAL TALKBB. 1
Johnstown's Now Lenso of Life A Mana
gerial Episode Saner Sue A Society
If you want to see an evidence of the pluck
of Johnstown businessmen, of the revival of
that city's spirit ot Industry and enterprise,
take up a copy of the Johnstown Tribune and
count the columns of advertisements. On
Thursday last the Tribune contained 26 col
umns of advertisements, almost all of which
were local. This is a wonderful showing for a
city almost wiped out ot existence just three
months ago, and it also testifies markedly to
the prosperity of the Tribune. The town and
the paper can be congratulated sincerely.
Nioht before last Manager E, D. Wilt stood
on the top step of the entrance to the Grand
Opera House lobby contemplating the rush of
several persons toward the box office. He ap
peared to be in his usual serene frame of mind,
and when they began to talk ot Marie Prescott
and Richard McLean a sweet smile tinctured
the austerity of his, mouth.
"Away back last season," said Mr. Wilt,
"Klaw and Erlanglerbooked Mariefrescott the
week of September 0 at the Opera House.
.Thoy wero my agents, and I heard nothing of
the booking at the time. When i nearu ot it
I supposed it was all right, because I thousht
Marie Prescott played comedy or farce comedy
of some sort. But some time last
February I found out she was play
ing tragedy, and more than that
was not playing in first-class theaters. By that
time I had Warde in tragedy for the week of
Septembers and Marie Wainwright in Shakes
pearean drama for September 23, with Booth
and Modjeska following close. So I wrote to
the Prescott people telling them I wanted to
cancel their date. 1 explained why I thought
thoy would profit by the cancellation of the
contract. They refused, and have kept on re
fusing ever since. They say thoy will play in
my bouse the week of September 9. I say they
won't. 'Bric-a-Brac,' a farce comedy, has that
week. Mr. Klaw booked 'Bric-a-Brac' for me.
He's my Now York agent."
"Well, what does Mr. Klaw say about the
"He says I'm crayz. Says Wilt's crazy," re
plied the manager.
So'the conversation ended. The controversy
is not at an end. Mr. Beauregard, Marie Pres
cott's agent, says be is instructed to proceed as
if the contract bad never been in dispute. That
means he will offer bis star's advertising to
Manager Wilt, and, in the event of other means
failing, call in the aid of the courts. Mr. Wilt
savg he is reallv hunirrv for a lawsuit, and. as
has been said, is supremely cheerful about'the
Bne they called her Saucy Sue
She whose eyes were brlRht'and black,
She whose faulti were faint and few,
She who, by a happy knack.
Kept ten lovers on the rack,
Sighing lond forBancy Sue.
Who would win her? No one knewl
Every lover had his day
Every courtship went askew.
Wrecked upon a little "Nayl"
Many came, nut none to stay,
Sighing loud for Saucy Sue.
Sancy Sue, ahl your due
Came at last and. won and wed,
You're no longer Saucy Sue,
But a matron staid Instead,
Taxed to manage, it Is said,
Saucy Susan number two,
Two fashionable young women, one about 7
and the other perhaps 8 years old, wore spend
ing last Sunday with another young society lady
on the shady side of. 10, and very naturally of
course the conversation turned upon dress.
The two visitors were sisters, singularly alike
in size, features and disposition, bat the elder
possesses wonderful powers of imagination
that her junior has not. It was the imaginative
genius who led the talk.
"I have a love of a white pique dress at
home," she said, fixing her eyes on the frock of
that material which her hostess wore.
"So have I," said her younger sister.
"And you ought to see the black lace dress
my mamma gave met"
"Yes-iandyou ought to see mine," calmly
added the junior partner.
"But the best dress I have is too1 lovely for
anything It's a blue silk? ,
"So is mice," came the echo.;
"No it is not," said tho elder sister sternly,
"you have not got a blue silk!"
"Yes, I have! and if you don't say I have I'll
tell everybody you're lying."
Just then tho Speaker of the House entered,
and the debate was adjourned sine die.
Hepbden Johns, i
HENRI CLAT AND THE GOAT.
Tbe Great Statesman Placed In a Peculiarly
The following anecdote of Henry Clay bas
recently been published for the first time: As
he came out of the Capitol at Washington one
day, seeing a frightened woman in the street
striving to ward off the attacks of a
sportive goat, he gallantly, in spite of
his years and office, seized the goat
by the horns. The woman thanked
him and sped hurriedly on. Mr. Clay would
have liked to move on also, but tbe goat bad its
own views about the interference with his in
nocent amusement. As soon as the woman's
deliverer loosed his hold on the two horns, the
animal rose majestically on its hind legs and
prepared for a charge
In his own defence Mr. Clay now took the
animal, as before, by the" horns, and thus for a
time they stood, while a crowd of street boys
gathered about, immensely amused at the
unusual spectacle of a Senator and a goat
pitted one against the other in a public street.
As long as Mr. Clay held the goat by the boms
all was well; but the moment the quadruped
was free came a fresh preparation fora charge.
Not a boy offered assistance, but after a while
one ventured forward to make a suggestion.
"Throw the billy down, sir." Mr. Clay at
once accepted and adopted tbe report of that
committee, and tipDing tie goat up essayed to
pass on. Before he could fairly turn atfay,
however, tho goat was np in lofty preparation
for a new charge. Mr, Clay gave his enemy
the floor once more and turned to his new
'And what shall I do, now?"
"Cut and run like the devil," replied tho lad.
Fashions In the West.
From the Chicago Herald. 1
A popular attire in Nebraska is tar and
feathers. The tar, which readily conforms to
the shape ot the body, is a perfect fit, and tbe
effect of white bed .feathers thrown with an
unstudied art upon this dark background is
Trust and No Trust.
From the Oil dity Derrick. 1
It's a great age for trusts, and their terms are
DEATHS OP A DAY.
David Dibcrt, an old and respected citizen of
Johnstown, died at his summer residence at
Eldgevlew Fark Tjwrsday last, at7P. M., of ty
phoid feTer. He hid been ailing for two weeks.
Mr. DIbert lost over (30, 000 worth or property In
the flood of Johnstown, but had left tbe doomed
city some time before the bursting or tbe dam.
Mr. DIbert leaves a widow and eight children.
The remains will be taken from lUdgevew Fark
to-morrow on the day express to the family burial
place in Johnstown.
Tbeannouncementoftbedeathof Hon. Welty
McCulIougb, of Ureensburg, and a member of the
county bar, sent a shock through Western Fcnn
svlvania on Saturday morning. Mr. McCullough
died at his borne In Greensburg at 1 :30 A. jr., after
a short illness which was not supposed to be fatal.
Mr McCullough was born In Greensburg
October 10, 1847, and made that
town his home all his life. He was educated at
Washington and Jefferson and frlnceton Col
leges, and graduated at the latter In 1S70. He
studied law with Hon. James IT. Logan and V.
H. Markle, Esq., and was admitted to tbe bar In
1872, and since then lias been actively engaged as
an advocate, not only In Westmoreland county,
but through Wentern Pennsylvania cenerally.aud
was recognized not only as a sound lawyer, but as
a gentleman, and bad hosts of friends wherever
Mr, McCullough was nominated by
Westmoreland ttenunucans ior ixrazress hr.K.
clamatlon, and the nomination .was ratified by
Greene and Fayette counties, and though the dis
trict was strongly Democratic, ne was elected,
the Democracy having Split and nominated two
candidates, Gilbert H. Kafierty, of this city, and
Dr. Donnelly, of Latrobe.
Both as a lawyer and a member of Congress
Mr. McCullough was recognized as a man of more
than ordinary ability.
AineetlnsortliePlttsburtbarhas been called
for to-morrow morning at lo o'clock to take ap
propriate actions Judge r Collier win
preside. Tbe funeral wlll be held
this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Greens
burg, and will be conducted by the Knights Tera
nlar oftureensburr. it will boattenaed bra enn.
slderable number of people 'of this city, who will
leave acre si i o'cjdck
, GHOSTS AND 1YIL SPIRITS.
Same of tho" Strange Belief Entertained
by People of Ihe East.
From the New York Mall and ExpreM.3
i The dread of ghosts is common to all the
aboriginal races of India and Cbina,and the only
means employed to oppose tbelr rancor and
mischievous dispositions is to build shrines tor
them and to make them offerings. Any severe
illness, any epidemic disease, as smallpox,
cholera, etc, is attributed to tbe malignancy
of certain of these spirits, who must be
propitiated accordingly. In India the man
tier is, perhaps, the most dreaded of all these
demon ghosts, for when a tiger has killed a
man the tiger is considered safe from harm, as
the spirit of the man rides npon his
head and guides him clear of danger.
Accordingly It Is believed that lha
only sure mode of destroying a tiger
who has killed many people is to begin by mak
ing offerings to tbe spirits of his victims, there
by depriving htm of their.talnaole services. , In
China the gho.'ta most propitiated aro of tbose
who have mei a violent or untimely death,
whether by design or by accident. Even women
who die in child-bed, or wretches who are
haneed for their crinies, are believed to have
the same power of causing evil to the living as
those who have been killed byany other violent
causes, including poison, disease, lightning,
All thPKA nAlfloiV ailts aA fiftan ?laH-
guisbed by some term denoting the .manner of 1
ins aeaiu. xuus me tiger gnost is ine gnosc oi
ajrnan killed by a tiger; the snake ghost the
ghost of a person who was killed b v a snake. In
Africa the waddy and lightning ghosts are the
most common, but the most dreaded
spirit is the Sirocco ghost, which is
reputed by the natives ' an implaca
ble spirit Most of tbe deceased persons
whose spirits are now worshiped were tbe an
cestors of some of the aborgines. The cere
monies observed in propitiating the ghosts con
sist mainly of the offerings of fowls, pigs, goats,
as well as of flowers and fruits, "of the recita
tion and singing of certain prayers and charms
before the.different shrines.
A C0N6EESS OP SNEEZERS.
The Best Record Mado by a rtiiladelplilan
With Hay Fever,
From the Philadelphia Kecord. J ,
The sneezers of the United States, who are
known as the Hay .Fever Association, have Just
completed their sixteenth annual session at
Bethlehem, H. H. This organization, which
Henry Ward Beecher puteuch life into, still
meets regularly once a year, cracks jokes and
tells stories to keep up the spirits of the hay-fever-victim
members, talks of ways and means
to dry up tear ducts and provide noise subduers
for sneezers, and, in a word, fights an annual'
battle against tle disease that makes such a
market for pocket-handkerchiefs.
Colonel MRichards Muckle. of the Public
Ledger, and Dr. Edward Townsend. were
among Philadelphia's delegates to tbe conven
tion, and sneezed enough to give Philadelphia
the reputation of being the biggest city in the
country. Colonel Muckle made a big imnres
fion by his speech before the association. There
were tears in every eye and pocket handker-
cnieis ai erery nose as ne torn oi ine $s,uuu lie
had spent in 4& years to get the better of his
nose. He said tnat cauterization ot tbe nasal
nerves was the only remedy. He had tried it
himielf. Time was when in going from Provi
dence to Bethlehem he had sneezed 1,200 times
according to a tally kept by the conductor, and
used up so many handkerchiefs that he bad to
make a wash line out of the hell rope in tbe car.
On bis last trip he only snoze 25 times, and
didn't havo to have a special car, thanks to his
cauterization scheme. '
Tho sneezing and crying was redoubled when.
Air. r.awara xownseno, or this city, tola tpe
convention that hay fever was a moral disease;
that it never attacked New York Aldermen or
convicts, and that its wotst victims were alwavs
brainy people like himself. President Lock
wood in an address estimated that there were
at least 200,000 sneezers in the United States,
aUinoro or less addicted to tears.
LIKE THE JEANNETTE CASE.
Marble Workers Who Violated the Contract
Labor Law to bo Tried.
ISrXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
WASHWciTOir, August SL Information was
received at the Treasury Department to day of
a preliminary action In a case somewhat similar
to that which is alleged in connection with tbe
Jeannette glass workers. Borne time ago
Bowker & Co., of Boston", marble workers, im
ported 14 Italian marble cutters direct from
Carrara. They were passed by tbe authorities
at New York when thoy arrived, just as the
Jeannette men were at Boston, and proceeded
to their destination. After working for a short
time the Italians discovered that tbelf em
ployers were disposed to avoid certain terms of
tbe contract. Several of them were so dissatis
fied that tbey returned to Carrara wholly dis
gusted witb American employers. This dis
affection led to an exposure of the contract,
and steps were at once taken, at the instance
of labor organizations, to prosecute tbe viola
tors of the alien contract labor law. The de
fendant filed a demurrer, and Judge Call, of
the United States Circuit Court, has just over
ruled the demurrer and the caso will be tried.
THE KIND TO SAIL IN.
A Yacht Tlmt Cnn't Sink Nor Capsize
Challenge to the World.
(SPECIAL TELEQEAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yobe. August 3L The maiden trip of
the unslnkable and non-capsizable new silling
yacht, the F. JU. Norton, belonging to the Nor
ton Naval Construction and Ship Building
Company, of New York and New Jersey, was
made on Thursday, from Tottenville down the
lower bay to Sandy Hook, and then up to
Tompkinsville, S. L, where the extraordinary
craft now lies. The performance of tbe ves
sel gave entire satisfaction to the designer,
Captain F.L. Norton.who was on board with his
family. She worked up to Sandy Hook against
continual bead winds which were very un
steady, and blew at times in very heavy puffs.
From tbe Hook up to Tompkinsville the boat
had to stem the ebb tide close hauled. Captain
Norton within the next ten days will issue a
formal challenge to any yacht, of any build, of
any flag, to race the F. L. Norton from Sandy
Hook to the Bermudas, or around them and
back to Bandy Hook, the race to start at any
time between October 1 and IS; the terms and
conditions to be bereafter agreed upon.
WALKER BLAINE'S ABSENCE.
He Seems to Have Been Swallowed Up in
ISrnCIAL TELEOkAM TO TBS DI8PATCH.1
Washington, August 3L A great deal of
curiosity is manifested at the Department of
State in regard to the mysterious absence of
Mr. Walker Blaine. He was duo two weeks
ago, and sent word to brothe'r officials he would
bo on time. He left Bar Harbor and came as
far as New York. There ho was heard from
about two weeks ago, and since that time no
trace of him can be found. Friends who know
all the circumstances of his lively tussle with
a down East buckboard a few weeks ago in
which he got decidedly the worst of the con
test, fear that the accident may have
affected him moro seriously than was
at first supposed. At any rate,
much anxiety is felt here among those who aro
most intimate with him and with tbe Secre
tary's family. Telegrams were sent to-day to
every place it was thought possible Mr. Blaine
could be, but as yet no tidings have been re
ceived. It is as though New York had swal
When tbe maple turns to crimson,
And tbe sassafras to gold;
When the gentian's In the meadow
And the aster on tbe wold;
When the moon is lapped in vapor.
And the night Is frosty cold;
When the chestnut burrs are opened,
And the acorns drop like hall,
And the drowsy air is startled
With the thumping of the flail
With tbe drumming of the partridge,
And the whistle of the quail ;
Througn tho rnstllng woods 1 wander,
Through the Jewels or the year.
From the yellow uplands calling,
Seeking her who still is dear;
She is near me in Die autumn,
bhe, the beautiful, is near.
Through the "smoke of burning summer,
When the weary wings are still,
I can tee her in the valley,
I can hear her on tbe bill,
In the splendor of the woodlands,
In the wbliper of the rill.
For the shores of earth and heaven
Meet, and mlngleln the blue;
She can wander down tbe glory
To tbe places that she knew,
Where the happy lovers wandered
In the days when life was true.
So I think whendays are sweetest,
And the-worldls wholly fair.
She may sometimes steal npon me,
Through the dimness of tbe air,
With the cross upon her bosom,
And the amaranth In her hslr,
Omco to her, -all! to. taeet her,
And to bold ber gently last.
Till I blessed ber. till sho blessed me
s .That were happiness at last,.
That were bllsr,beyondour meetings
Jfcjn the autumn of the past. - r;
.il -a.js. Jrar7.. AT-iTtft . b..mhi qM-ru ? mnnn tun rfinnvn. - . ia f-K-i
ii in ii I ii 1 1 II ii it i.-v: -."Tiri, .. - .jt. MiMr rf T . .Ml nil 1 1 1 i . 1 1 i IWIIIM
"li - ffiSft.
Washington Dnrlng the Heated Tarts A
DallAaalalwratlOfl A Lack f Qf
Yonug Millionaire Good Prospect far
rf Little Fn. 4 s
rCOBBXSFOXDZlrCX OT T8X DISPATCH.J
Washwotok. D. 'U. August 30. Since.
Washington bas come to be a city capable1 of.
supporting, summer hotels it bas not been
idullerthan at this time. It reminds one of
some city of the far sont&land, where there H
nothine the livelong day to stir the blood to en
thusiasm, where tbe flowers and the breezes
and the trees constantly provoke languor and
indolence, where there is nothing but love and
music and symphonies of color, where the lotos
niiglftvwell flourish as in any country of the
world, and where 'all men aadwomen might
eat of it and forget that thereMs any struggje
tor life or.any creature called death. Dreams'
float in the atmosphere, oven for tbe workmen
tearing up the street, and for tbe scrub women
who are at this moment flocking Into the
Treasury building to oaop up tbe diurnal ac
cumulation of civil service spittle and tbe sift
ing dust of tbe aspnaltum.
The crude greens of the trees and verdure
are softened by the sweet decay of autumn
into a grateful russet. She warm gray that,
tints tbe evening ot life. Tbe citizen goes
abont his work merely to keep up appearances
knowing there is nothing to sell aud nobody to
buy. Tbose favored mortals, the employes of
the State, dream through the six and a half
hours ot tbe easy work of tbe slackened season,
and skip out to the country Jin (he early after
noon to be wooed by tbe crickets and katydids
until the following morning is well advanced.
The hotel clerkrdoes little but admire himself
and bis diamonds, especially the former, by all
odds tbe most magnificent thing in Washing
ton in the absence of tho President and Cabi
net. The correspondent, that most patient and
persistent of all animals after tbe mule, makes
his rounds Of the departments and tbe hotels,
getting little news, in good sootb, but building
up valuable acquaintances with the hundreds
of new statesmen who have lately come Into
office through the cunning of that Napoleon of
politicians, Mr; Matthew Stanley Quay, with
out whose generalship the gentlemen who now
sit in the chairs of the chiefs would be howling;
outside ot tbe city walls. '
In short, we are atour best and loveliest, i
sort of heavenly stagnation, which, alas! will
soon be ntterly despoiled by tbe politicians
who will come to, make unnecessary laws, and
tbe dear ten thousand who will return from
tbelr summer flirting to live here again a shott,
season of their lives. j
A Doll Administration.
We common people who never have any
leisure, to whom a vacation has never come
since we lived in tbe mysterious world beyond
our birth, have been having a restful, grawfal
time, without Congress, without the courts,
witho ut scandals, everything moral and quies
cent as a dried-up duck pond. Maledictions
upon the house hunters who are already be
ginning to haunt the streets looking .for dwell
ings for the "season;" and let me tell them
here and now tht tbelr coming will be in vain.
for we're not going to have a tithe of the at
tractive gayetyor the last four years. The
young millionaires of the last administration
will have no counterpart in this. Among all of
tbe new comers there is not one Whitney or
one Mrs. Whitney to take tbe frigid edge off
from tbe administrative formality and melan
choly, and launch forth into genial, liberal, un
The society of the last administration may
have been "a pace that kills," but that sort of
murder is picturesque to us cynical outsiders,
who are here to be amused, and have a right to
grievously complain of any administration that
does not trrnish the highest order of social cir
cus. The spectacle of the grand entrances and
hippodromes, and ground and lofty perform
ances of tho fashionable circle, tbe "social
trust," as it were, are a part of our entertain
ment that we cannot dispense with in that
season when we are forced at any rate to en
dure an infusion of alien blood, but a grave
fear is expressed that the features of Govern
ment embodied in receptions and state dinners,
gossip, and paper bunts, will be sadly lacking
under the operation of this old-fashioned,
economical, spirit-of-my-grandfather adminis
tration. Under Cleveland everything had an
aroma of cakes and ale, but nobody seems to
be able to forecast what perfume will be wafted
from the drawing rooms of tbe new dispensa
tion, where tbe worm is read that produces tbe
elixir of the still, and the fire of Old Tokay, is
StUI Some Fan Left.
But let ns not despair. There is at least a
pleasure in the pathless woods of speculation,
and until the doom of utter tameness falls and
spreads its final pill over all things merry and
bright, let us look with hope npon the pros
pects ot the professional newspaper humorist,
the sad-eyed punster, the face dripping with
pathos of tbe manufacturer of machine jokes,
tbe fellow who has become bald burnishing old
stories and sellbjg them for new, the martyr
going into a consumption with midnight pere
grinations searching the very stars for a comic
saying. Lacking tho circus, these will keep us
amused, tor tho more the want in the brilliancy
of the official going and coming, tbe greater
the opportunity for the writer of droll things,
and things semi-wise, and things ironical: and
tbe prophet of the present, a prophet of full
stomach and ruddy complexion, looks abroad
over the field of the coming "season" and fore
tells more food for' fun than there has been in
a decade of Sundays.
I think the people are becoming each year
less reverential of the so-called rulers of the
land, fictitiously also at times called public
servants. There is a disposition among writers
to rail at that which is comical, or grotesque,
or mean, or crude, or suggestive of the swelled
head, even when it is in lofty place, and it
looks as though the targets for the journalistic
javelin would be legion.
A World of Compensation.
The Democrats were somewhat humble in
office. They felt they were on trial. They
were a novel experiment in laundering, and
they felt the eyes of tbe world upon them to
know if tney would wash. There was some
thing tbe matter witb their soap, and they went
forth soiled as they . came. Tbe Republicans
were vain of their rennalssante. Behold, wo are
white and clean, said they, as though it were a
matter of native purity, instead of a superior
quality or quantity of soap, and every man-of
them imagines that he is in some way one of
Therefore, though the circus may fail of some
of its attractloas, there is on the horizon a mir
age of the fun tbat is coming in the domain of,
official assumption, of blunders, and quarrels
of the party family, and fatal jealousies, and
contempt of small men in high positions shown
by big men In lower positions, tbat promise to
I take the place of even the paper hunts, tbe
social scanuais, ana ine love maxing ui a nice
new President and his nice new wife. This is
a world of compensations. If we can't find fun
in one way we will in another, if we want it.
E. W. L.
Chicago Timet: As the ex-Treasurer of
Vinton, la., is only short 10,000 in his accounts
he will probably be punished severely.
Chicago News: It will require another
Columbus to discover a suitable sito for a
world's fair within easy reach of New York.
Philadelphia Times: rhe London strik
ers Imitate their American brethren in defining
liberty to mean the power to deprive other
worklngroen ot the liberty to work.
Baltiuobe American: A great result In
this world is achieved by great lator. Tbe man
who dreams and dreams, expecting to wake up
and find himself famous, generally dreams on
until he rests In his grave.
N ew Yobk Scrald: Perhaps Mr. Bull will
kindly allow a few Americans a chance to do
business in this country. We should like just
a corner of tbe earth to stand on, if we do not
trespass too much on his rights. '
Philadelphia Telegraph: The decision
of JudgoMcConnell, of Chicago, that tho mur
derers of Cronin must be tried together is all
right, butwhat the people want to bo assured
of is that they will be banged together.
ST. Louis Globe Democrat: Now that the
labor strikes in Londsn are aboutover.Jtis to
be hoped that the Democratic papers will ex
plain howIt is that suqt things can happen in a
free trade country. They have been assuring
us tbat strikes are to be expected only under
"the blighting Influence of a protective tariff."
Washington JPost: "I don't wani no re
ception," pleaded Sullivan. "Weave me no
gaudy chaplet," murmured Depew by cable.
But Boston could not refrain from honoring
her idol, and the Spellbinders of New York
are planning a banquet all the same. Tho
plain unostentatious life may seem monot-
ODOBvbut its spared tbrpenaitiea of inch cos
mopolitan renown. .'. &.' ' S-" t;
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t flppwt &w9 MsWPWJtih
"i i nsssffTeaaravastaviansassa.1
Nsnr-Y$f, 'Awn t.-Mv.
" WJMvwMHVMt J JhWrff
wife sr wteh nia wWU Hm
Mmatkwr hs)(t avsMsuc A
RyasiBiMbisinitlv.'He and isrsft
their wsteoes and their laaeBady, b4 Hss.1
WbIMmmm simtot 'Tfcy MdJSMir sMr ta
apolioeeorttkkattro, was J.
maBde4-Jrs.WWtre bas aearfcHisUf,
behind her. bsls tbdughtflro8ntmra
planter. When 14 yews old she ran wy frosa
home and marrisd Captain Wailingfotd, V. ft.
A. Sfee lived wftk Mm a'shert Msae, get a U
veroe awl married sfeTeitMr sw la qaM tapU
saeceesiW Wurkm mtid Ut lulu,,
Philadelphia'"' a4.eii!no for all sort ut
offenses,- roa draakeaeeM to horse theft sad.
Wganay,'"o ' sgatest a sttttt.
railway ccHBjHwy here aliMtaS-oMtTMasMl
a suit against Usote 8a-frlK0,eW. SlMSMe
tried to aMee! ?( stlitamife for
the purpose 'of boWtog Waf,rrano. 8ae
bas done time on the isf4 sad In" yesftea
tterles. Nevertheless, se Is fat and jelly ad
nas the face ot a JaaaeeBt year-old girl.
A certificate ros JUed in tbeooaatyolwVs,
office to-day showing tbat tho oajHtal stook ot
the Commercial Cable '.Company has been la
creased; from 9e.oee.066; to ia.e.m It; it
signed by Directors Jote W Maekay, Geo. S..
Coe, Hector DeCsstro, A L Chandler aad J,
DaCastro.The Stock js Issued to take, up out
standing bonds.., -j
Smothered la a Bake tJve-. '"
' Antonio Gulliano,'a laborer, entered a aewly
built baker's oven under the sidewalk la Beath
Fifth avenue this morula? lev the purpose of
testing tbe strength of the support. Wbtte he
was at work 12 feet from the door, thereof eel-'
lapsed and be was entombed. Ten annates
afterward five vrorkingmen had- dag- a beta
through tbe debris and bad brought QoiHaaa'
to the open air. H was too late, however. Her'f
was black in the'"face .and- breathing" bat
slightly. He died BBortly after being removed
to the hospital.
Gone to Europel
Senator Prank Hiscock, Senator William B.
Chandler, Cloyd Chandler and Edgar Fawcett
sailed for Europe to-day. '
Arrangemenu for Labor Day,
Some 20.000 worklngmen are preparing to
march In theb!gLabo Day parade next Mon
day morning. They will represent 40- labor or
ganizations. The Urand Marshal of the day
will be George Cavanagb, of the Amalgamated,
order oi Carpenters apd Joiners. Tbe proces
sion will march through some five miles of
streets and dlsbandfat Stuyvesant'Square early
enough in tho afternoon to allow the men to
attend 10 orl2 worklagmen's picnics in Har
lem. Jn tbe evening a monster 8-hour meeting
wllll be held in Cooper Union. Brooklyn, New
ark and Jersey ,Clty will celebrate (he day sim
ilarly. Increase la Telegraph Sates.
Tbe Western Union Telegraph company has
informed its customers tbat commencing Mon
day, rates between New York, Boston and
Philadelphia will be 20 cents and one cent ex
tra for each word over ten. This is an advance
of from 15 to 33 per cent:
A Tblef In a State Boom.
Paul Halmont, the Frenchman who helped
to steal 165,000 francs from B. Journal" Co., a
firm of Parisian bankers, was a prisoner on
the Steamer La Gascogne, for Havre, to-day.
He occupied a stateroom in the cabin. He
waived examination before United States Com
missioner Osborne last Saturday and agreed
.to return to Paris for tnat
Another Pretty Thief.
Notorious Annie Dugan.with a dozen aliases,
is again in jail. She is charged with being
accessory to the burglarizing of Mrs. Hazle
ton's house, In Brooklyn. SheUs a remarkably
handsome and stylish woman, oi easy manners
and pleasant address. She leads a gang-of
thieves who are giving the police in New York
and Brooklyn any amount of trouble. Tbelr
plan of operation is to nave Annie make
friends with respectable people and get an in
vitation to .enter their houses. If the place
promises a rich haul a telegram Is sent to the
lady of the houSo that some relative is very
sick or in great distress in a distant part ot
the city. Annie always happens to he visiting
the place when the telegram arrives and offers
to go with the people, which offer is generally
accepted. The confederates then enter tbe
house and clean it ont. The gang stole 900
worth of goods from the Hazelton house.
CONGRATULATIONS SENT C. 0. D.
It Cost Dr. Holmes Ninety Cents to Read a
Bevxblt Fabjis, August 3L A curious in
cident in connection with the 80th birthday of
Dr. Holmes was the reception of a telegram by
tbe genial autocrat. The sum of 90 cents was
dentended by the messenger boy 25 cents for
delivery for an unusual distance and S3 cents
for the telegram itself. Tbo doctor paid the
sum demanded and opened the envelope. It
was a dispatch of congratulation from an en
"Hem," said the poet, "I am much obliged
for bis good wishes, but I don't know him and
I wonder, just a little, why be made me pay 00
cents for them."
A Peripatetic Party.
from the Providence JournaLl
Tbe Greenback party talks of holding State
conventions here and there; which means prob
ably that be bas contrived to possess himself of
a considerable number of free passes.
From tbe Buffalo Courier.
All Gaul is divided into three parts: Paris,
tho remainder of France, and Boulanger.
Such, subscribers ot the Cambridge News as
cannot be divested of the idea tbat an editor
can jnst as well eat, drink and wear cordwood
as anything else, are thus Invited to get a move
on: "Those of our subscribers who wish to pay
their subscription with wood will confer a favor
by hauling it while tbe roads are in good con
dition. Last fall a large number promised to
deliver tbe wood, but put it off until the fall
rains made tbe roads almost impassable, and
then refused to bring it. Briug in your wood
early or brlng'the cash to pay your subscrip
tion." MbS-Mabt WATJOHAstak, of Londonderry
township, Bedford county, aged 81 years, a few
days ago surprised her relatives by walking
from tho home of her son Frank" to the resi
dence of her son Ben, a distanco ofN six miles.
She was very llttlefatigued.
At Milford, Pa.,a monument bas been erected
to the memory ofTomtJuick, known as "The
Indian Slayer." He was the first white child
born within the borough limits. He was bom
in 1734, and his father was slain by the Indians
A suit to settle the ownership of 1300 found
In a hollow stump in an Erie cemetery in May
last by boys who were chasing a chipmunk, has
been heard by Alderman Cole, of that city.
Mrs. Berringer claims that the money belonged
to her mother, who ohce said she had put it
where bankers and thieves could not make way
witb it for it was at abont the time of the fail
ure of tbij Erie County Savings Bans;
Kaxtb, 2,000 feet above tho ocean, has capac
ity for making 29 miles of clothes-pins dally.
The nnrlfvinff department of the Erie Gas
Works is an efllcient whooping consli hospital. 1
The fames of the spent lime give Immediate re
lief. The superintendent says: "Erie doctors
now send whooping-cough patients down here
everyday. Last Saturday wehjd 19 callers.
They all returned noma well."
Workmen taking out sawed lumber on Ran
som's Island, near Williamsport, came upon a
petrified log 60 feet long, which they could not
A melon fell off a Wheeling truck and split
lengthwise. A dirty-faced boy Immediately
sprang out of nowhere, lit on one of tbe hemis
pheres, gate bis face a header into its liquid
depths, and presently emerging.'spluttered the
ecstatic renMrkT'.'It's a sloppy day whenldoa't
atwasad ta bar room at tb 4
rsasiaay. Me., tks
af tta, tewttMssa to di
before aba saadawa s
p aw nam a ;
.In. a cowboys' taaraasaaa)
jrria,A,T.,jaba Lsa roped
steers ta . attaatac. tbia beb
?ss a JHUM
unn aau a asasasa. ,
uesBeo, AB4L, seesaw, m
W, was wedded to lbs. 1
aas seea arsaai sears,
parties bad beaa wed
and tbey were icioaipealidaSl
saeir grsmiuaiBH lu.
A. young ohm , la
Maine, wbe ttres ia a leases 1
trie ot rflIyrrted esantet 1
aedeie. seesss ta be aet tbe beet
sseters the otber aerfit. tnilsad
dedfe tee visit, IwfirvMed tbe i
w up, auu oaiy oner WSJ
tbeir ohoieen tnUstteas c
toe nrwe waaaenuiee away. ,
. Tbe elm Wee-that s waiters
hossestead at DtgttHHmtii.U"
OMes in t&e State, aad its MeaJMi
Baetaea, waose laaiay aave
hease for taasaasa leaath a
whea be was a bey, 90 Ann ace.
mramr mm jara n lanow,
Bailroad was meeked eav ffaesday aajatiat j
t-omerov, ra aaa a ear laataiawg w was was
torn open and the lrfas aMwai at esses . The
I porkers oaBofted tnraagh asMa
iior raues, ana xae SMsesaea I
eiuaea taa; were na Deeaa-i
Tbe next moraine tee reflread !
to work, aad attar seoattae; Mai
ceeded ia recovering every aav m
Two josng ladles TitWafJa
nave been ssowntae usual
. tentiooby two yoang men of taat
other night the men jocosely
ladies to go ta PhSlJetbBrg aad set
the girl acceated tbe baater. aad
started lq a carriage. AtPbilHpsbnajc
ister was ont oi town, aaa. it oeti
the Dartv concladed to "return to
et married next day. Next day tbey
e tier of it and the weddiaos ware-
off. Had tbe minister been at hoate
noiaoouDitnaiine two ooupie
A&hamokin Yoancr rau whekeav
cured to a vause ladv of that ottr. araaoeed au
stral to tbe romantic cemetery a few
since. She. demurred at first, bat as be aaa
going away to Atlantic Ci?y she &aerea
seated. At the, cemetery they sat Mf'
watch the moon, and the voear aamlML
asleep. Presently his lips moved wtmaailtsWl
deariug speech, and be breatbed ate aasse,
"Mollie." His lady love, aflame wMh aieaagq
jumped up and gave him a push tbat-sea W
rolling down the bank and crass lngsbrongh
the brush till a railiafstooDed htaa Jlteetbe-
1i VmrllMtnsn ....rt 111 aAlni. XT la -n H.Mllillll.
by the sea, and the betrothal la huag trVfc- :
Clty.Ind., is one of the natural earteseMes oi
that region. It received its same over 78 years
ago. when a pioneer erected hie cabiaoa tee
hill and began a clearing. The seMer was so
disturbed by tbe frequent aad of tea violent
shaking of the earth that he decided tc was un
'saf e to live there and removed ta another snot.
He often stated tbat tbe shocks were so strong
tbat the dishes in tbe cupboard rattled. The
rocking jar or shaking of the bill would only
occur at intervals sometimes several months
between spells, and always the worst aad most
violent in damp, heavy, wet weatterTbe bin w,
is still uninhabited, and all attempts to sofvoB
tbe mystery hare failed. --
The "Avery oak" is an ancient tree
which stands on land now owned by Mr. J-'T.
Clark, Dedbam, Mass-, and where once stcod -'-the
house of Dea-Averyafter whose name the -f
tree; was called. It is much older than theW
town, which is 233 years old. It measures IS
feet in circumference near tbe bottom of the
trunk. .Its top has been mucn twisted'and -torn
by the storms of centuries, but tbe tree is 1
still cherished as a proud specimen of tbo V
stately growth of its old companions of the
forestr Seventy dollars was offered for it to be i
used for timber in building the frigate Ceesti-
tution, but refused by the owner. Tbe tree is
imprinted upon tbe town seal. It has been pre- ?
sentea to the Dedham Historical Society by
Mr. Clark. " '
On of the most accommodating prison- '
ers lately beard from is named Jack Meeds,
and he 13 now a resident of Alfred, Mentor a
limited period. He aad another prisoner
named Dalton were taken to Alfred jail In a
wagon Tuesday by one George Haley. Oa the
way the driver found his road blocked
by two work teams, and tbe driver, whose
team was on the right hand side, refusing
to budge, Haley tried td drive byn-im,
with the result that the wagon was over
turned. While the driver's'' attention was
occupied in holding the horse, Dalton started
on a run across the field. Meeds, instead of
showing a disposition to follow, beld, the
horse while Haley ran Dalton down and
brought blm back, helped patch np tbe broken
harness, and finally offered to walk np it Haley
would give him his mittimus. The team was
repaired at last, and the trio reached the jail
without further mishaps.
FUN AND PHILOSOPHY.,! .
Wifely Care. "John,Jdo tie aknotinyow'
handkerchief before you go to bed so as not to JerV
get to get up to-morrow at i o'clock." tlltjmde
A Consoling Thought "No," sobbed the
widow. "I sball never find John's equaVibnt
p-perbaps 1 c-can flndh-hls equivalent, l-fifer-per's
Bazar. . . ;3.
Briggs Hello, Bragss! I've jaatgot,
back from the lakes, you know BraggsI'a
very sorry, my boy, but I haven't got "eeaU-si
Terrs Haute Express. US
Jake Flathers looks like a JreaklKBlf
wonder why he dresses scr terribly lond.'gAlfg
Well the poor fellow Is quite deaf and I suppose ,
he doesn't realize lt.-LigM. J0B$7
What Need to Ask. "Are yoa still at
Vassar, Miss Jonkins!" j
"Yes." "FT "
"And what Is your favorite course?"
"Oh, dessert, by all means." Harper's Bazar.
Self-Preservation. Wealthy Old Gent
What! Marry my daughter. You are being up
ported by your father."
Snltor Yes, sir, bat my father is tired of sup
porting me. and I thonght I'd better get into an
other family. i'eut lork Weekly.
A Good Suggestion. "Ed? Why, he'
goin' to take out a license to write poetry,, IF
Didn't know they bad to have a license to
"Waal, I'm party sure they do, 'etrz I heard id
talkln 'bout poetical license. "Harper's JSasar.
Sure Enough. "Bosalind, do you know
what tbe people here are saying?"
"Ho, mother. Wlfatr"
That yoa are going to marry Mr. Van Ant
werp." "How ridiculous. Did you ever knoiraglrlto
marry the man to whom she became engaged at a
summer resort?; ' Harper' tSatar. -
Bad Place for Footpads. First Footpad
Where ye been? - i
Second rootpad-Down la Kentucky. 'Jlott
Yes- Fast T rAmliftn'it rtn ilrnnWtt men.
I found they hadn't any money, because thtvM
pent it all; tbed Ibegun goto fer'sobermen, bat
I found they hadn't aby money, or they wonlda'tJ
'a been sober. Kentucky la no place ftr bar-
workln' genu like us." Sew Xork Meekly.
An Unexpected Call. The fenrtain had
risen on the last act of the play and the diabolical
plot of the villain was aboat to be exposed ia alU
8addenlyherewas a commotion near the eal
trance and a voice called ont breathlessly: .
"Is Dr. Kallowmell in the audience?" -Jgf
With tbo grave, preoccupted manner ofajaan
on whose skill the life of some fellqw, crea
ture might depend, the doctor arose frontlhts
eat near tbe stage aad passed slowly dewpUhe
aisle. ' JSS
"What U it?" he asked. ' AUw-
. "Doctor." said the breathless man, aslhe drew
from his breast pocket a package of .foWed docu
ments. "I'm Bftftteaeh A Co.'sBewJcelIector. ,
W.U It ha '-- Wvn ta HM tbat IIM'.B''
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