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PITTSBURG. TUESDAY, SEP. 3, ISSS.
A HAPPY RETURN.
The story of the welcome of Malietoa
tack to Samoa, as told by our dispatches,
Rives an interesting account of what may be
hoped to be the termination of one
international dispute. So far as
can be judged, the state of affairs
on the islands leave no excuse for
foreign interference with their government.
The joy with which Malietoa was received
by his former subjects, and the good will
with which the positions of the former King
and the present one, Mataafa, were adjusted,
is the best answer to all arguments justify
ing the acts of Germany in taking the for
mer prisoner and making war upon the lat
ter. The peaceable and yet enthusiastic
display of affection for their leaders by the
Samoans, makes the restoration of the old
state of affairs a pleasant augury for the
termination of the long-standing difficulty.
It is certainly to be hoped that the civil-
ized powers will have enough Christianity
to abstain in future from pulling down and
setting up kings, and provoking civil wars
among those simple and kindly savages.
The celebration of Labor Day throughout
the country yesterday afforded the labor or
ganizations of the country an, opportunity to
show their strength. From the reports
which are given in our news columns it ap
pears that the opportunity was more thor
oughly improved elsewhere than in Pitts
burg. This is possibly due to the impres
sion that in this city the strength of labor
organizations is so well known that there is
no need of making a formal display of it,
At all events, independent action by the
different trades unions made the fact that
the day is a legal holiday the most uniform
feature of the celebration; and those horny
handed toilers, the bankers and brokers,
joined with the carpenters in being the
most scrupulous observers of the holiday.
The celebration of Labor Day by the bank
ing interest and its non-observance by the
iron workers was one of the unique feat
ures, on which comment is useless.
TWO DIFFERENT VIEWS.
r A strong illustration ot the way in which
the views of prominent men are tinted by
their wishes, is afforded by two articles in
an eastern cotemporary, one written by
Henry George, and the other by Mr. Sam
uel Gonipers, as to whether the condition of
labor has undergone any improvement dur
ing the past year. Mr. Henry George is
decidedly of the opinion that it has not.
Mr. Gompcrs declares that it has.
The attitude of the two men on this ques
tion is very easily explained. Mr. George's
great plan for the amelioration of labor has
not progressed to the point of any practical
application of his remedies. Consequently
Mr. George thinks that labor is in a worse
condition than it was a year ago, and will
continue to be set until the time comes
when his platform of "free trade, free lands
and free men" is made the prevailing prin
ciple of government.
On the other hand, Mr. Gompers has been
very successful in expanding his organiza
tion, the Federation of Trades Unions,
throughout the country. The remedy which
that gentleman considers the most immedi
ate and efficient one, in improving the condi
tion of labor, is at the height of its pros
perity. Naturally Mr. Gompers thinks
that labor is much better off than it was a
year or two ago, and cites facts which, to
him, seem to be conclusive in demonstrating
the correctness of his view.
Yet Mr. George and Mr. Gompers have
exactly the same facts on which to base
their opinions. That they are sincere in
their conclusions nobody will dispute; but
that the personal opinions of each man per
mit him to make a conclusion exactly the
opposite from that of the other, upon the
came premises, is a remarkable illustration
of the way in which individual predisposi
tions can entirely control what is generally
supposed to belong to the Ecience of exact
NEW TUBE'S ONLY COURSE.
The "Washington ilojt is certainly suc
ceeding in making it very lively for those
of the citizens of If ew York who have any
regard fcr the national reputation of their
city.by its agitation in favor of the removal
of General Grant's remains from the
neglected tomb at Riverside to the Arling
ton Cemetery at "Washington. It may not
succeed in obtaining the removal of the
grave. Indeed, on that point, the wishes of
General Grant's family are chiefly to be
consulted; but the universal expressions of
contempt at Hew York's failure to fulfill its
pledges on that point should certainly have
a salutary effect in convincing the metrop
olis of millionaires that it is time to do
something in earnest to make good its
promises. If Hew York wishes to obtain
any public toleration for its proposal with
regard to the "World's Fair, it should begin
by showing its ability and disposition to
make more than a 13 per cent composition
upon its obligations to the memory of Gen
REFORMS IN LAW.
It is satisfactory to learn from the reports
of the meeting of the National Bar Associa
tion at Chicago that the necessity of some
legal reforms was recognized. Perhaps the
lawyers were far from perceiving the real
scope of the needed reform; but the fact that
the legal mind is turned in the direction of
reform is so far acceptable. ,
The branch of the subject taken Up , was
that presented by the overerowdei$ijfcntion
of the Supreme Ceurtof the TJsritggpStates.
The fact that the nsn.il exneeiation in that
court is that acasecanbedecidcduntilabout
five years after it is commenced is enough
to demonstrate the need of reform, and the
lawyers gave their attention to the means of
amending it. Judge Trumbull showed
a salient disposition to deal with the
question thoroughly, by proposing to
repeal the judiciary act ot 1867 and to re
turn to the more limited jurisdiction of the
United States courts fixed by the act of
1793. The State courts can be permitted to
finally determine a great mass of cases
which can now be taken to the United
States courts; and with the latter confined
to their original scope the congestion of the
Supreme Court dockets would be likely to
But our legal friends should not flatter
themselves that the need for reform will
pass away by simply relieving the United
States Supreme Court. "What is wanted is
the lessening of the law's delays, the miti
gation of hair-splitting technicalities and
the advising of rich or powerful clients how
they can safely ignore the laws and defeat
justice. It should be borne in mind that the
ideal law reform is that which will secure
to the common people the promptest and
surest justice, and that precedents or for
mulas shall not b'e permitted to defeat a
If the lawyers will undertake to reform
everything in "the practice of the law that
conflicts with these principles they will
have a very large undertaking; but success
in it will command the gratitude not only
of this but of future generations.
THE THAW WILL,
The will of "William Thaw, Esq., which
was filed yesterday, ould naturally attract
public attention from the magnitude of the
estate disposed of. Besides the interest that
attaches to the devising of a fortune of $20,
000,000 to the deceased millionaire's family,
the will contains two leading features of
The first is composed of the gifts to chari
ties and public institutions. Every one
expected that these would form a leading
feature of the will. Possibly these expecta
tions, based on the proverbial philanthropy
of the dead millionaire, may have surpassed
tie total of nearly $100,000 distributed to
such purposes by the will. But that total,
together with the gifts made during his life,
certainly represent a remarkable amount of
contributions to the public good. The
"Western University and the Mission Boards
receive the largest donations. The sum of
$220,000 distributed in various sums among
the public institutions of Pittsburg in
smaller amounts will effect great good.
The other prominent feature of the will is
the formation of a trust to control the testa
tor's coke lands. This is based upon Mr,
Thaw's conviction that the lands will be
made to yield the greatest revenue by the
method of leasing them upon royalties
rather than selling them; and to that end a
perpetual estate is erected which from tho
provisions is likely to extend over the
greater part of the next century. Simply
in the light of a private business arrange
ment, the provision is not especially a mat
ter for public discussion. But as an ex
ample of the creation of a great and inalien
able estate, it sets a precedent which is new
to this country. Probably the testator did
not consider the relation of such a trust to
public policy; and its management will be
likely to secure the avoidance of the un
favorable results which in other countries
have arisen from creation of such inalien
able and indivisible properties. The pub
lic character of such provisions is more
likely to be fixed by their administration
than by their constitution; and the char
acter of the trustees in this case gives a
good assurance that the administration will
be all that can be desired. Yet it must be
said that the American policy as defined by
"Webster, in favor of securing the easy
transfer and sub-division of real property is
preferable in a public point of view.
These two features in Mr. Thaw's will re
flect to a certain extent his personal char
acter, in the distribution of munificent
charities and in the adoption of his own
and original methods in dealing with his
MISUNDERSTANDING AS TO GAS.
The recent declaration of Mr. Daniel
O'Day, President of the Buffalo Natural
Gas Fuel Company, to the effect that his
company could not supply gas to Buffalo as
cheaply as coal, accompanied by the correl
ative statement that even in Pittsburg the
gas companies cannot compete with coal, is
arousing from certain cotemporaries the
old-time comment that natural gas is a fail
ure. But the fact is that Mr. O'Day's assertion
is conspicuously Incorrect, so far as it ap
plies to Pittsburg. At Buffalo, where the
supply has to be taken through 87 miles of
pipe line, it is possible that the expense and
loss of pressure makes the gas more costly
in the first 'instance than coal. At Pitts
burg the natural gas companies have been
able to supply gas with profit in competi
tion with coal, and make money on largely
inflated stock. Even their charges have
been largely reduced by the proprietors of
rolling mills who hava laid their own gas
pipes to the producing region, and obtained
the gas at a still greater economy over coal.
The only doubt on the subject of gas in
Pittsburg, has been the permanency of the
supply; and the material extensions of the
field of production, which have recently
taken place, indicate that this generation at
least will not be troubled with a failure of
HASTINGS' UNDESIRED BURDEN,
It seems a proper subject for earnest pro
test when we find the political ambitions of
so gallant and creditable a gentleman as
Adjutant General Hastings weighted down
by a combination which seems to be framed
for the express purposo of taking away any
possible chances that it might have bad of
success. Whether the General was the
most eligible candidate for the Governorship
or not makes no difference. He ought to
have a chance to sink or swim on his own
merits; and when a millstone is tied around
his neck without his knowledge or consent
we fell impelled to interpose our protest
That is about the practical significance
of the statement that Mayor Fitler has de
cided to lend his support and countenance
to the Adjutant General's Gubernatorial
ambition, with the distinct understanding
upon Mayor Fitler's part that success in
this campaign is ill yield tho Phila
delphia Mayor the United States
Senatorsbip, which is expected 'to
be vacant after the termination
of Senator Cameron's present term. There
is every reason to believe that General
Hastings has not been consulted with regard
to the alliance just conferred upon him; but
the distinguishing characteristic of Fitler
booms, both in the past and the present, has
been that Fitler, as the candidate for nation
al honors, is to be accepted without question
by the other fellows in the political ranks.
As Fitler will bring his own vote to Gen
eral Hasting;, with a slight increment from
the ranks of the Philadelphia police, and as
such an arrangement will be likely to
alienate the entire Cameron interests, be-
sides provoking the laughter of the entire
State, it really seems that poor Hastings is
decidedly getting hold of the hot end of the
It is intimated that General Hastings ree
oguizes Fitler as his Old Man of the Sea,
and would gladly throw him off if he could;
but the peculiar characteristio of this Old
Man of the Sea, like his prototype, is that
he will not be thrown off by any ordinary
means known either to the ancient Siridbad
or the modern politician.
The statement credited to Rev. Thomas
Harrison, the "Boy Preacher," who is a
good deal past middle age, that he can live
comfortably upon one hundred dollars per
week, indicates that Mr. Harrison is fully
as unique in his conception of the way to
illustrate religious self-denial as he is in his
idea of juvenility.
The stoppage of work on the Exposition
buildings in order to celebrate Labor Day,
was one of the incidents of the holiday that
is not altogether pleasant. No doubt the
observance of the labor holiday seemed to
the trades unions to have as much public
importance as urging the Exposition to
completion. Nevertheless in a city where
the most powerful unions did not deem it
essential to stop work, because business was
brisk with them, it seemb as if an enterprise
of such public value and industrial import
ance as the Exposition might have been
made the beneficiary of an exception. But
it is no use arguing over spilt milk, "We
have no doubt that the work will be pushed
so as to make up for lost time.
The Southern press is working itself up
to plain and creditable speech on the text
that burning negro churches as a feature of
race riots, is a disgrace to the South. This
will eventually lead to the recognition of
the fact that riots themselves are a disgrace.
"We are pained to observe that Brother
"Wharton Barker in the last issue of the
weekly journal, the American, declares
that President Harrison has "bound the
party fast to his own iniquity by making
Quay his Pennsylvania deputy; and finding
the party in evil ways he has put it in
convict's dress." Such glaring, violent and
reprehensible language calls upon tho lead
ers of the Pennsylvania Republicans to
labor with Brother Barker, and show him
the danger that he is in of lapsing into the
heretical and apostate condition of a hated
The statement that the stockholders of
the Eiffel Tower at Paris have already re
ceived dividends amounting to 429 per cent
intimates that the stock of the tower is as
high as the structure itself. The story is also
one of surpassing tallness.
It is pleasant to note that the people who
are always trying to improve upon the En
glish language are having a hard time of it
in deciding upon the proper word to de
scribe the new operations of executing crim
inals by an electric shock. The Independ
ent goes in for "electrocuted," and the
Christian at Work declares that it should
be "electricuted." The utter impossibility
of compromising this difference of a single
letter permits us to hope that the word
tinkcrers will have to be satisfied with the
language as it is, and call it "electric kill
ing." One of the current magazines has an arti
cle entitled "The Poetry of Poverty." The
poetry of poverty may be a proper subject
for magazine writing, but it is not so promi
nent a feature of the present day as the pov
erty of poetry.
A scientific investigator of Yorkville,
S. C, has recently made an experiment
which contributes materially to the knowl
edge of the world, concerning the capabili
ties of the human internal economy. The
experimenter was a colored gentleman, who
demonstrated his ability to eat eighty-four
fried eggs. He also demonstrated that the
capacity of the human stomach to digest
such a meal is located somewhere on the
hither line of seven dozen fried eggs; for
the heroic investigator subsequently died
as tho result of his experiment
The investigation of the live stock and
dressed beef question at Chicago yesterday,
puts the railroads on their defense at the bar
of public opinion for discriminating in
favor of one product and against another.
Theke was a good deal that was unique
in the diplomacy of the last administration;
but it must be admitted) that if President
Cleveland had undertaken the task of sup
pressing seal fishing by setting Yankee tars
in Behring Seas at the task of capturing
Canadian Tartars, single-handed, the jeers
of the opposition press would havo made
the country ring with laughter. This branch
of the vigorous foreign policy requires
altogether too much vigor on the part of our
alleged prize crews.
PEOPLE OP PR0MISENCE.
Mb. Gladstone has gone to Pari?.
Maud Howe, tho daughter of Julia Ward
Howe, has written a novel for which sho was
Loud Tennyson is well enough again to go
about visiting. He recently attended a flower
show and an athletic meeting in Surrey.
Secretary Tracy returned to Washington
yesterday morning from his Northern tbur,
and was closeted with Commodoro Walker for
over an hour.
Captain Samuel Perky, who is counsel
for Kobert Ray Hamilton in the Atlantic City
scandal, is a grandson of Commodore Perry, ot
Lake Erie fame.
Governor Gordon, of Georgia, will make
a speech of welcome at the reunion of the So
ciety of the Army of the Cumberland, at Chat
tanooga, next week,
Alden B. Stookwei.Ii, who was at one time
president of tho Pacific .Mail Steamship Com
pany and a "Wall street high-flyer, recently
found $23,000 in bonds among a lot of old papers.
As he had lost his fortune and been for yean
in poverty it was a lucky windfall,
A good story is told of Hon. M. D. Harter,
Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Convention.
When he flopped over to Democracy his wife
remained in the Republican ranks. Last fall
when tho Republicans celebrated their national
victory they called upon Mr. Harter for the
loan of his flue team, to use in tho parade,
which lie refused. Mrs. Harter, however, in
timated to a friend that tho horses were hers
and that her horses would celebrate every Re
publican victory. The Harter horses pranced
in the parade and tho Harter borne was mag
' Tns women of Illinois are determined that
their sex shall not bo ignored in the coming
celebration of the landing of Columbus, So
they hava incorporated a company of women,
who will undertake the work of erecting a
statne of Queen Isabella, of Spain, wtfo made
the sailing of the Plnta,tbe Nina and the Santa
Maria possible, and who, though a woman, was
the only person in Europe at that time with
brains enough to see the force of Columbus'
theory. The statne is to be unveiled In 1892,.
and the incorporators are Dr. Julia Holmes
Smith, Catharine V. Waito and Dr. Fanny
Tlin Champion Crank.
from the Mew York Herald.
Crank Graham bad himself coopered up yes
terday and launched over Niagara Falls. A
few minutes later a. barrel Qf live fool was
fished out of the raging river.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
The Allegheny's Bathers A Now Name In
Medicine, nod Other Notes.
The Allegheny riTer is not particularly
tempting in appearance between the Sixth
street and the Union bridge. There are very
noticeable traces of refuse oil on tho surface of
the water, and there Is a manifest assurance of
the presence of sewage In it, too. All the same
the youngsters bathe there without a qualm.
The river is so low just now that the shoals are
above water in many places. These little
Islands are much favored by the bathers. They
row to them in boats or pole to them on ratts,
andjlelsurely undress and dress again there.
Yesterday, when the thermometer was climb
ing over the nineties, about a hundred black
heads could be counted bobbing about in the
sluggish waters of the Allegheny.
A good deal of fun has been made of the
curative powers of Christian science, and of
the almost identical faith cure. Beside the
humorous side of these unorthodox systems
of medicine and surgery there have been inci
dents, to which the public attention has been
directed, possessing' a tragical quality. The
Coroner has been called in to ascertain the
value of the ministering ot these degreeless
doctors, to measure the difference between
killing of malice aforethought and killing by
an amiable system of quackery.
But now the Hypnotic Congress at Paris has
decided that there is a real and orthodox sys
tem of mind treatment, and has named it
psychotherapie. Dr. Bernhelm has explained
this name as follows: "Psychotherapie has for
its aim to cure the patient, hypnotized or not,
by conveying into his brain the persuasion that
his troubles have ceased."
So after this, it may be presumed, the mem
bers ot the recognized schools of medicine will
extend a partial countenance at least toward
the Christian scientists and others ot like be
lief and practice.
These is not much joy in running a theater
In such weather as this. Light houses at the
theaters were pretty much the rule yesterday.
Season began a little too soon.
KICKIKG C0L0KED POLITICIANS.
Thov AreDlssntlsfled ntltcpnbllcan Appoint
menu In the District of Columbia.
ISFECIAL TELlaBJk.lt TO TUB DISPATCn.1
Washington, September 2. The negro pol
iticians ot the District a term which embraces
practically the whole colored population here
are in a state of mind because the Harrison ad
ministration does not make rapid enough
changes in the local offices. Mr. Trotter, the
colored Recorder of Deeds, comes in for a fair
share of-abuse, and his removal is demanded,
not because he has not managed his office well,
but because he is a Democrat and an outsider.
Another functionary who has given offense Is
the Superintendent ot Police, because be has
exercised his discretion in choosing between
applicants for places on the force and given
the preference to white men. The law allows
him to do this, but it makes the negroes very
angry. The only important local office holder
appointed during Mr. Cleveland's term who is
not severely raked over the coals is P. M. Ross.
According to the testimony of the colored
leaders themselves, he has acted without a
shadow of race prejudice, as far as can be seen,
In his treatment of his subordinates, making
appointments without considering color, and
Eromoting Republicans, Democrats, whites and
lacks alike for merit only. A number of
meetings are to bo held this week among the
negroes, ostensibly to consider the question of
supporting a certain colored candidate for a
vacant place in the District School Board; but
it Is expected that these gatherings will -be
made the occasion for a general overhauling of
the present administration for not being Re
A PROFITABLE M0USL-HUNT.
Boys While Chasing the Animal Find a
Lnrco Sum of Money.
San Francisco, September 2. A Mel
bourne special of July 21 says: A good deal of
excitement arose at Wllliamstown this morn
ing in consequence of the recovery of nearly
4,000, a portion of the money stolen from the
royal mail steamer Iberia, under the platform
of the pier railway station. The discovery was
made by two boys named George Gordon and
James Sweetenham, aged 14 and 15 years re
spectively. As the boys were walking past the
platform they saw a mouse come out of a hole
and dart under the northern end of the
platform. Thinking to have some sport tho
boys went on all fours under the floor. Gordon
inserted a stick and commenced to work it
about. The action produced a clinking sound
which was so unexpected that the lads
scratched away the earth and suddenly dis
covered a mass of sovereigns. After filling
their pockets they covered up the place and
went home. Gordon found that he had 118
sovereigns and his companion 164.
The father of Gordon on Monday took both
boys, with the sovereigns, to the police station.
The police proceeded to tbe spot and found 900
sovereigns, Including thoso found by the boys,
the whole sum having been in a bag. Subse
quently tho police, by digging with a garden
fork, found three other bags in different places,
only a couple of inches under the sand. The
grand total of sovereigns recovered is 3,712.
The bags In which the money was found are
supposed to have been stolen from the rojal
mail steamer Iberia some time ago. They bad
evidently been opened and socio sovereigns
had been taken out of each before they were
"planted." Four of the five bass lost have now
YAKI0US ARMY CHANGES,
Important Orders Issued by Major General
Hchofleld About Western Departments.
Washington. September 2. With the ap
proval of Secretary Proctor Major General
Scbofleld has issued the following orders;
The garrisons ot Fort Laramie, Wyo. T.:
Fort Hays, Kan., and Fort Lyon, Col.,iwill bo
withdrawn, and the several posts named will be
abandoned; and the troops thus withdrawn will
be assigned to other stations by the division
A regiment ol infantry will be ordered from
the Department of the Missouri, or the De
partment of the Platte, to take station in the
Department of Texas.
The commanding General of the Division of
Missouri will give tho necessary orders to carry
these chapges into effect as soon as it can be
done With due regard to economy.
An Archbishop's Ilcnllh Falling.
San Fbancisco, September 2, It Is stated
that Archbishop Riordan, of this city, is in
failing health, and it is reported he has called a
conference of bishops in tho archdiocese to
convene in this city at an early date to select
three names, to bo recommended to tho Pope,
from whom to select a coadjutor.
Theory and Practice.
From the Bt. Loals Globe-Democrat. 1
The Ohio Democrats declare that they are op
posed to the third-term idea. That Is the rea
son, we presume, why they nominated Mr.
Campbell, who has just completed his third
term in Congress.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Dr. J. II. Hnzen,
MABSnAlL, III., September I.-Dr. J. H. Ihzen
died Saturday night of old age. Ho was SI years
old and bad spent 40 years In this county. lie as
bora at North Hero, Vt., in 1799. V hen the w r
of 1813 broko out he joined a company or boys or
ganized to protect the town while the men were
away at war, He wont to Ohio early in 181 3 and
fell In with t'erry's company of shipbuilders.
Joined them and went on board the Lawrence.
He was one of those who accompanied 1'erry lu
'his perilous passaxe from tho disabled flagship,
the I,awrence, to the Niagara In an open boat.
He was severely wounded on the jNIairara, and
carried the ball in bis body the remainder ot his
J. C. Die Coy.
KANSAS CITY, MO., September 2. --J. O. McCoy,
one orthe pioneers ofthe West, died to-day at his
home in this city, aged 78 years. He moved West
from bis birthplace, near VIncennes, Ind , in
1830, and was one of the members, all of whom he
survived, of the original town company. The
first load of merchandise brought toAansas City
was consigned to him, and be built the first brick
house In tue city In 1S45. He also made the origi
nal survey of fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Hush Wnllacc Armstrong.
mrXCIAL TCLEOnAW TO TUB DISPATCH.!
YOUJ.QSTOWN, September 2. Hugh Wallace
Armstrong, aged 73 years, and for CO yearsa resi
dent of this city, died here to-day, after a brief
Illness, from paralysis. The deceased In early
life resided at Plain drove, Jlatler dounty, ia
where be has many relatives. He was a Master
Mason, member ofthe cemetery board and a most
John A. Greene.
NewYobk, (Septembers . John A. Greene, the
well-known newspaper man, died at 4 o'clock
this morning at bis residents at UaysWe, Long
Bon. N. W. Edvrnrds.
BrmuQiriELp.ILi,,, September 2,-Hon. N. W.
Edwards died here to-day In the Qtb year of bis
i. w t;, :t .aij.' , ' .(L.rLi
NEW GUINEA EXPLORED,
The Governor Takes an Inland Trip and
Slakes Interesting; Discoveries.
Ban Fbancisco, September 2. Advices
from New Guinea state that Sir William Mc
Gregor, the Governor, has recently completed
the exploration of hitherto unknown portions
of the island. He made a successful ascent of
the highest peak of the Mount Owen Stanley
range, named .Mount Victoria, which attains
an altitude ot 13,121 feet. The climate was per
fect, the weather at an altitude of about e000
feet being clear and cold. On the summit
daisies, buttercups, forget-me-nots, grasses and
heaths were growing and larks were seen.
Icicles and white frosts were met with. No
natives were seen above an altitude of 4,000
feet. The country traversed by the party was
very mountainous. No table land was uis
covered. The ecological formation of tbe
country is mainlydecomposed slate and quartz.
There was no sign of gold specimens. Natives
were met on two occasions. They were ex
tremely friendly, but superstitions. They
were stout, well-built men, with short legs.
Women were never seen. Cultivation pad.
docks were fenced In and sweet potatoes, yams
and sugar cane were plentiful. Tobacco was
also grown. The natives had no warlike im
plements. Particular attention was paid to headdresses,
which were made ot shells prooured from the
eastern coast of German New Guinea, show
ing that there was friendly communication
across the Owen Stanley range. Sir William
McGregor collected many specimens of new
plants, among others some beautiful yellow
rhododendrons, all of which have been for
warded to Baron Von Muellerfor report, and a
great number of new grasses, large patches of
which were discovered on Mount Victoria. Mr.
Goodwin, naturalist, secured specimens of sev
eral nevblrds. An animal wasseen something
like a native bear, but with, a long tail. Its
color was a dusty brown black. In the extrem
ities it bad five claws land its tail was bushy.
Its estimated weieht was 60 pounds.
The birds in the lower altitudes were the
same as those before seen except the new para
dise bird? Bimilar to the great epinacbus. They
procured a female Astracbia Stepbania, tho
only male bird of that species being In the mu
seum at Berlin. Among tbe birds are some
identical with the English lark. Unfortunately
they were eaten by one of the Polynesians. A
few entomological specimens were obtained,
among which were milk white butterflies.
Many were seen, but only a few were captured.
MAD AT SENATOR KENNA.
An Interview In Which Attacks' on Depart
ment Clerks is Resented.
IEFZCIAL TILEQBAM TO TUE DISPATCH.!
Washington, Beptember 2. A published
Interview with Senator Kenna, during his visit
here last week, in the course of which he re
ferred sneeringly to the civil employes of the
Government, has created great excitement
among the department clerks. The Senator's
remarks were aimed, across the backs of the
clerks, full at the civil service law, a favorite
target with public men who drop into Wash
ington about these days. All employes
below tho grade of chiefs of bureaus
were likened to teamsters in the rear of an
army; and in another figure of speech the
Senator explained his reluctance to making a
"clean sweep" every time a new administra
tion comes, by comparing tbe old servants to
old clothes which fit too comfortably to be cast
aside. The injured dignity of tbe clerks has
found expression in a variety of ways, and one
of the weekly papers quotes a well known
worker in the Interior Department as saying
that ho advocates such measures on tbe
part of tho clerks ot tbe Government
as would put an end to tbe growing
tendency among small politicians in Congress
to insult officials of other branches of the gov
ernment, their superiors in all things but the
possession of money and position. Most of the
speeches and interviews wherein tho civil
service law is denounced, and government
clerks insulted without provocation, are given
for political effect at home, and by men who,
no matter what their politics may be, are too
cowardly to rise In their places in Congress and
move the repeal of the law. It is inferred
from other remarks made by the same person
that it is his intention to notify Senator Kenna
that a repetition of such a sweeping attack
upon tbe employes of the Government will be
resented In a manner more forcible than pleas
ant. P0WDERLI ON TUE WORLD'S FAIR.
Why tho Working-men Should bo Especially
Interested iu It.
T. V. Powderiy In New York World.
To those who would profit by the history ot
the present day, while there is yet time for
them to act on it, no occasion can be more
auspicious than what is called a World's Fair.
When the present Exposition is at an end in
Paris, and the people of Europe return to their
everyday occupations, they will know more of
tbe history of Europe than if they spent the re
mainder of their lives in reading the produc
tions of men who looked through but one pair
of glasses in writing the histories of the past,
and what we, to-day, call the present, A
World's Fair is better than history. It is an
object-lesson for the men of to-day, and it
makes history for those of tbe fnture.
If there is a class of people in America who
should take a deep interest in the World's
Fair, to be held in 1892, that class is made up
of those whose labor must be put forth to make
the coming event a success. Every working
man, particularly those who belong to labor or
ganizations, should actively engage in making
tbe World's Fair of 1692 the most noteworthy
event of its kind the centuries have ever wit
nessed. We have talked of tbe nobility of toil,
of the dignity of labor, of the worth ot the
laborer and the dependence on his toil which
tbe nation feels. We hare read of the age of
stone, of tbe iron age, and have assisted in
writing the history of the age of steel; we are
now witnessing the marvelous achievements ot
the age of electricity, and on what occasion can
we enter upon the age of industry, in all that
the word implies, with more hope of success
than on the day we open tbe doors and set in
motion the machinery of the World's Fair of
HIS PROPHECY A TRUE ONE.
A Singular Prediction of Death and Its
New Philadelphia, O., September 2,
The deaths of ex-Jndge W. B. Brown and
Frank Brown, his son, only three hours apart,
were most singular and sad. The son had a
deep affection for bis father, who was on a bed
of sickness and not expected to, live. Frank
had repeatedly warned the family that when the
hour arrived for his father to die they would
not be separated, but would cross the river of
death band in hand. ,
True to his prediction and wish, when the
father was passing quietly away, and tho honr
of dissolution had arrived, tbe son, who had
been in his usual health, threw up bis hand as
an indication that he, too. was ready, and fell
dead lo tbe floor. The father never recovered
consciousness, but died three hours later.
Their ages w ero 81 and 36 respectively,
EASTERN SHIPMENTS DECREASING.
Not So.Mnny Tons of Provisions Going East
as There Were Lnst Venr.
Chicago, September 2. The shipments of
flour, craln and provisions from Chicago to the
seaboard by the linesin tbe Central Traffic As
sociation last week aggregated 16,579 tons,
against 17.079 for tho preceding week, a de
crease of 1.100 tons, and against 17,203 for the
corresponding week last year, a decrease of 031
Tbe Vanderbllt lines carried 52.3 per cent of
the whole business, the Pennsylvania lines 2L8
per cont, tho Chicago and Grand Trunk 17.7,
the Baltimore and Ohio 8.2. ,
WALKER BLAINE TDRUS UP.
no Wasn't Lost in Now York, and Laughs
nt tho Story.
Washington, September 2. Mr. Walker
Blaine settled the question as to his where
abouts by entering bis office at tbe State De
partment this morning. He had just arrived
from New York, where he has spent the last
week. He laughed when spoken to about tbe
reports to the effect that bo bad disappeared,
and said that he had kept the department in
formed of his movements from tho timo of bis
Will Itlcet Next at Long; Branch.
Chicago, September 2. The Supreme Coun
cil of tho American Legion of Honor to-day de
voted itself to a reconsideration of the report
of tbe Law Committee. Tbe resnlt was a con
tinuance of the guarantee or reserve fund in
its present form, and tbe continuance of tbe
sick relief benefit svstem with some minor
change". The next meeting will bo held at
Long Branch on the fourth Tuesday in Au
Clerks Havo to Work Harder.
Washington, Septombcr 2. The clerks In
the Sixth Auditor's office in the Pastoffice De
partment have been ordered to report for work
at 8.?0 in the morning and to remain at the
office until 5 o'clock in the afternoon. This
order was issued because of the great amount
of work on hand, which it is desired to clean
Eiuliuslnsm nml Arnn.
From tbe Cincinnati Commercial Uazctte.l
It has been decided, wo snppose owing to the
enthusiasm Emperor William aroused in bis
visit to Alsace-Lorraine, to largely Increase tbe
UC.U..U U111WAJ IVIVW VU5.G,
u AT MI TISAms
Mr. Warde la r New Role Llaale ZvsW
New Comedy Other Plays.
It is a good many yearsslnce "Betpbeger, she
Mountebank," by D'-Knnery, made laugbtec
rise and tears flow in Pittsburg. Last sight at
the Grand Opera House Frederick Warde re
vived the play with eminent faeces. Tbe
audience was not very large, but it made up in
Its enthusiasm toward Mr. Warde lor Its weak-"
ness in numbers.
The pjay as.Mr, Wards presents it under tbs
title of "The Mountebank" is a five act drama.
It does not gather strength from its length.
Compressed it would be more acceptable
though the torrid temperature of last night
may have made the play appear more tedious
at points than it really Is. The plot is clean
cut and simple; there is no need for alteration
there. It is no more than this. Tbe
wjfe of a strolling player, Selphegort who
bas two children, is persuaded to leave her
husband in order to obtain luxuries for her
sick daughter. Unknown to the mountebank
his wife is of noble origin, and her family is in
wealthy circumstances. Her family enters'
into a plot to draw her from the mountebank
husband and succeeds. But ber husband cour
ageously pursues her and finally regains her.
It takes five long acts to tell this.
Mr. Warde reveals a novel strength in come
dy in the earlier episodes of his impersonation
of Belphtgor, the Mountebank. And yet suc
cessful as Mr. Warde is in bis rough clowning
and domestic humor, tbe genius of the man
does not flash out until tbe situation becomes
tragical. At the end ot tbe second act there is
an opportunity of which he takes tbe fullest
advantage. Belphegor bas returned Irora
an errand to buy presents for bis wife
and sick daughter to And that
they have both disappeared, left him for the
wife's rich relatives. It Is not quite clear why
at this point solemn church music in organ
tones is Introduced, but with or without this
harmonic belptheactingof Mr. Warde must
be supremely affecting. The assistance be re
ceives in this climax from Miss Gertie McGlll
in tbe character of Henri is noteworthy. In
every line of the tragic side of tbevcbaracter
Mr. Warde exhibits his old power, He re
mains a master of a very rare art.
Mr. Warde's company is reasonably good.
Miss Stella Rees bas considerable knowledge
of tbe traditions of tragedy, and Is undoubtedly
well trained. Her acting is not effusively spon
taneous as a rule, though she struck fire once
or twice. Perhaps the awful beat handicapped
her. Mr. William Stuart continues to advance
in his profession. His rendering of a rather
unfruitful part was careful and interesting.
Mr. Wilfred Clarke showed unmistakable
talent for comedy as Fanfaronade, a clown.
The play was well staged. It will be repeated
Llttlo Lizzie Evans, although not a star of
dazzling brilliancy, is undeniably clever in the
half -childish roles in which she usually ap
pears. Last night sbe was as bright and as full
of spirits as a schoolgirl at a picnic, and
laughed, smiled, danced, kicked, capered and
attempted to sing, witb charming naivete. In
"Fine Feathers," her new play, as Nellie Mer
riden, a farmer's daughter and prospective
heiress, she has a character well suited to ber
talents, and makes as much out of it, perhaps,
as anyone could.
The piece, while containing a simple story,
fairly well told, is constructed on the conven
tional plan, witb a plot that bas formed tbe ba
sis of various plays. Tbe conventional villain
does not appear in it, however, which Is some
thing to be thankful for. There are a great
numberot amusing situations, which might be
made more amusing If tbe comedians of the
company were more competent. With the ex
ception of Miss Evans, the only persons in
tbe cast who appeared to have really
intelligent concentions of their res Dec t-
lve parts were Mr. Frank Gl
rard and Mr, Harry Wilson. The former,
as Dr. Barwitc. did a finished bit of acting,
and the latter, as Luke Merriden, was all that
an aged and simple-hearted farmer should be.
Mr. William Blaisdell as Wall Hawlone, was
an awkward and Impossible lover and sang a
topical song that was devoid of sense and mel
ody. He is not a comedian, though the part
seems to require one.
"Fine Feathers" is not as good a play as
"Our Angel," In which Miss Evans last ap
peared here, and yet it is by no means a bad
hot weather attraction.
The ever-welcome "Standing Room Only"
sign was dusted oil and used twice yesterday
at this popular house, and Manager Starr was
correspondingly happy. Peto Baker was the
magnet, and his comedy of "The Emigrant,"
in a bright new dress, was heartily enjoyed by
the two Immense audiences. Mr. Bakor is iq
very good voice, and bU new songs and dances
were encored till he was too tired and warm to
respond again. He Is supported by a first-class
company. Miss Marie Morosini Is a'
pretty Mrs. Brown, Miss Cecil Clay a good An
na. William E. Hines a clever stage Celt, Miss
Earle Remington a sweet-voiced Lizttte, and
"Llttlo Wene," a very precocious child actress,
who can sing and illustrate her songs with pat
gestures. The costumes worn in tbe fancy ball
scene are bright, new, costly and very becom
ing. Harry Williams' Academy.
With snrh a bill of fare as Davene's Allied
Attractions, it was small wonder that this
home of variety was packed twice yesterday,
despite the fact that night prices prevailed at
the matinee. William Davene has few, if any
peers in artistic acrobatics, aud his two num
bers, in which he was ably assisted by Mile.
Lotta, were alono "worth tbe price of admis
sion," as the bills so often have it Larry and
Lizzie Smith are yet at this house, Lawlor and
Thornton do a clever act. George Nash's bi
cycle riding is great, and Ward and Lynch add
to the humor of a good vaudeville perform
ance. Kotes of the Stnee.
The Casino Museum bas a largo programme
in its curio hall and tbe theater. The wonder
ful local skeleton man is attracting great at
tention. The World's Museum Is offering "The
Mascot" comic opera and a large number of
curiosities, including Che Mab, the Chinese
dwarf, Dr. De Little, tbe spiritualist, and many
others for 10 cents, on Federal street, Alle
gheny. Mrs. Jenness Miller will deliver her
lecture on Dres3 at the Grand Opera House on
Thursday afternoon next. The interest which
Mrs. Miller's discourses have awakened else
where, seems likely to be duplicated in Pitts
burg. The demand for seats is simply
A REMARKABLE WDISKI BHik
One Customer Who Consumed 81,000 Worth
of Liquor In 17 Months.
Kansas City, September 2. Probably tho
most unique suit on record for an accounting
was that filed In tbe Circuit Court here Satur
day by William Olden, a saloon keeper, against
8. B. Ryland, who lives just across the Kansas
line. The items run from August, 18S7, to
March, 1SS9, and cover 14 pages of legal cap.
Olden alleges that he paid bills for groceries,
fuel and ice for Ryland, Ninety per cent, how
ever, of tbe bill sued on is for whisky and beer
and 6 per cent for cigars.
The bill specifies the purchase of 263 gallons
of whisky, 435 drinks of whisky, 35 bottles of
beer, 15 beers by growler and 6 barrels of beer.
For three weeks after each new year there are
no items, but the accounts of the week follow
ing each period of abstinence are unusually
large. Tbe total amount sued for is $1,8.
NOT A YERY BUSI DAY.
The President Takes His Usual Drive and
Docs But Llttlo Work.
Deer Pake, Md., September 2. President
Harrison made hut two appointments to-day-George
O. Eaton, of Montana, to be Surveyor
General of Montana, and John Little, of Ohio,
to be Commissioner on behalf of the United
States in the Venezuelan Claims Commission.
The latter has accepted and will be in Wash
ington at the meetiug to-morrow.
'1 ho President and Mrs. Harrison took their
usual drive in tho afternoon to Oakland. Col
onel Vernon, of Baltimore, and James A.
Waymire, of San Francisco, made social calls
upon tbe President.
American Tourists Returning.
rSFZCIAI. TILIOBAK TO TUB DISFATCR.1
New Yoke, September 2. In the 36 hours
ending at non to-day, there arrived by steam
ship in this port 1.0C5 cabin passengers, and
only 802 steerage passeneers. Returning
tourists account for tho disproportion.
A More Appropriate Emblem.
From the New York World. J
The Teltee statue of tbe Goddess of Water is
being removed from Mexico to Washington, D.
O. The Goddess of Wind would be a more ap
propriate emblem to transfer to the center of
A Bncollc Governor.
Erom the New York Tribnnc.l
The county fair season is nigh at hand, and,
again Governor Hill is getting ready to demon
strate to the grangers of tbe State that be
knows which cow it is that, gives the buttermilk.
A MaM )
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TIm BtSMl Malta s . 1
Mm SMttomcma, lying swstr stte
wsstoC AsettrftosWeariyatS) nffVM 'sorftl esT
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istMd be k lake aer rivers 'aa SMtrMfsst
aaysiw,MteTM brushwood; i tottM far
faee is a,elersos rock, over wfeiefc bas kw
spread a layer of earth, wbiem was breach
fromStelly. Byaarefal cultivation tba arts.
otal soffis made to yield abandant props sf
tofl, jrrsiB,,vetetablf sad eieeUeaf. frntts, la
summer tbe beat oa tbekliad IeintM, ew
iaetetba hot, dry wia4 which Mow frets tlw
Af neao deserts: but in winter the trlmsts is
deliebtfaL Tbeaaeleot name of Malta was
Mellta. It was oosapied, probably at a venr
early period, by a PhOBniciaa assay;
i4tcr was shwbtc f i annagc. BMfw
reaaenag-K M rweaaa at tbe be
ginning of tbe seeeed Panic war. it was aa
nexed to tbe provinee ot Sicily. The Ciltetaa
pirates need tbe letatwt as their espeejal rtadts
vous. After tbe fall of the Roman Empire the
Island was for Boms tine held by tbe Vandals,
bat was taken from tbeu byBeilsariMisim,
and was subject to the Byzantine empire antu
the latter part of tbe ninth century, whea it
was conqaered by )be Arabs. In the eleveetk
century It was senied by Count Roger, tbe Nor
man conqueror of Sicily, and held as a part of
the latter island until tbe early part of tbe six
teenth century, when Cbarles v. of Spain toot:
possession of both those islands. Under this
Emperor tbe Knights ot Malta, an order ot tbe
Knights of St. John, ruled the Island and beM
it until Napoleon L, la 1798. seised it wbea ea
his way to Egypt, After tbe battle of tbe NHe,
however, the inhabitants rose la insarreetten
and compelled tbe soldiers ot the Freaeb gar
rison to shut themselves up la tbe fortress of
Valetta. The British came to the help of tbe
Maltese, and the French fores was at last com
pelled Dy famine to yield. Tbe islssd has ever
since been under British rule.
Tbe Car of Janeraaar.
To the Editor of The DUpateb:
What is meant by the car of JoezeraaatT
Beater, September 2. Rebbt,
The town of Juggernaut, or. as it Is
times written, Jaggernaut, is in Bengal, India,
on tbe northwest coast of tbe Gulf of Bengal,
in tbe Province of Orissa, and some 46 miles
south of Cuttaclc Tbe resident population ot
me town is estimated at from 30,000 to 40,080,
but as there are 12 religious festivals held there
annually, it is difficult to state what is the num
ber of Its inhabitants. Pilgrims from all parts
of India visit tbe sacred shrines, and the great
festival in March bas attracted uncounted
crowds of believers from the provinces" where
the tenets of the Brahmin prevail. The land
for a considerable distance around tbe temple
is esteemed holy. An Inclosure of ten acres
contains the sacred temples. The great pagoda
rises 200 feet above the ground andwith'ln
an inner inclosure. The gi eater part ot tbe
Hindoo deities have temples within the In
closure. Tbe principal temple is dedicated to
Krishna, esteemed an incarnation of Vishnu,
and derives its name from tbe title Juggernaut.
After this come Siva and Sobhadra, deities
that are represented by horrible-appearing
idols. There are immense chariots for each of
these Idols, that of Juggernaut or Krishna
being tbe largest; Its dimensions, 43 feet
high, 3i feet square, and mounted on wheels
6k foet in diameter. When tbe great festival
takes place in Marcb the images are taken in
their chariots to a bouse about one and a half
miles from tbe temple. It bas been at such
times that the slaughter of victims has taken
place. The vehicles, when on thefr journey,
are drawn by ropes held by men, women and
children. It is stated that the temple of the
Juggernaut, supposed to have been built in tbe
twelfth century, cost over $2,000,000,
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
L Will you please tell me through the Mall
Pouch what a man who stuffs birds is called. 2.
Is it possible to talk and hear through the re
ceiver of a telephone? I have tried it, holding
my finger over tbe transmitter, and holding the
receiver as far away as possible from tbe tele
phone, and find I can hear very indistinctly.
Pittsbubo, September 2.
L A taxidermist. 2. Never tried the exper
iment The average Pittsburg telephone,
bandied in tbe usual way, mattes as indistinct
a sound as a busy editor wants to listen to.
The Prince of Wales.
To the Editor of The Dlspatchi
How came Albert Edward to be called the
"Prince of WalesT" Was the title inherited,
or was it conferred upon him by an act of Par
liament since birth 7
A Constant Reader.
Allegheny, September 2.
In England tbe title Prince belongs only to
persons of the royal blood, who receive it by
right of birth. The younger sons of the sover
eign retain it until another title Is conferred
upon them, but the daughters remain Prin
cesses. A special exception is made in case of
tbe eldest son, who is created by patent Prince
TRIAL OP DEFLECTITE ARMOR.
A Turret Which Cost 815,000 Will be
Tested on Wednesday.
Washington, September 2. Next Wednes
day there will be a test at Annapolis of the
deflective armor designed by Chief Engineer
Clark, of the nary. This armor has been a
Navy Department bugbear for several years.
In 1883, Congress appropriated a sum of money
to defray expense of making and testing the
armor, but for some reason It was not done.
The case finally drifted into tho hands of the
Naval Advisory Board, tbe turret was at last
constructed by the Bureau of Ordinance, and
now It is to be tested. Tho armor consists of a
double curved turtle-back turret, designed for
the deck of a ship to protect a gun. It is four
inches thick. The inventor claims that it will
deflect a shot that would penetrate 13 inches of
iron. The gun used will be one of the eight-inch
breecbloading rifles recently turned out from
the Ordnance Factory in this city. It will be
.planted 250 yards .from the tnrretand loaded
with a light charge of powder, sufficient to
drive tbe shot through the 13 Inches specified.
Seven shots .will bo fired unlcs the target is
broken before that point i3 reached. The in
ventor has requested that if the turret is Intact
after tbe seven shots have struck it, that it be
fired at until destroyed. Some officers ot tbe
department believe that tbe first shot will settle
tbe matter. In case the turret stands the test
It will probably be adopted for use on some of
tbe new vessels. The experimental turret to
bo fired at Wednesday, cost nearly 15,000.
Brought a Fancy Price.
From the. Louisville Courier-Journal.
t Eight thousand dollars, the price an American
woman got for ber German Count, should en
courage other American women who have
married titles to sell out. Very few of them,
however, could expect to make so good a trade.
Charles Dudrow, of Bolivar, Jefferson
county, W. Va., has quite a curiosity in tbe
shape of a hen egg, upon the side of the shell
of which appears, in relief and clearly defined,
a sunflower about an inch and a halt in diame
ter. The large heart, the petals and the stem
can all be seen as plainly as one could wish.
A laege stone, In tho shape of awheel,
used by James Ramsey, the inventor of the
steamboat, in a gristmill In Allen district over
100 years ago, is now on exhibition in front of
the Court House in Berkley Springs, W.Va.
ANAHentovrnmlssInherhastetoget ot on
an excursion, trod on tho family cat and flat
tened it dead.
Harvey Gkabill, of (Manheim, Pa., bas a
tiny rat terrier. A couple of mornings since
he found the terrier and a monstrous rat play
ing genially in the yard. He 'went into the
house for a weapon, heard a scratching,
opened the door, and in frisked dog and rat,
which began to gambol around tbe room.
A seedy man asked for a dinner at "a farm
housain Harborcreek. near Erie, several days
ago. The lady snappishly refused him, but her
little daughter pleading for him she relented,
and after dinner the man went on to the next
farm where be wrote a letter to the snappish
lady revealing the fact that be was her brother,
supposed to have teen drowned SO years aco,
and inclosing for the child a roll of new $10
An Akron man cures toothache by rubbing
lard ofl the tooth affected.
A Younostown man. standing near his
suburban residence tbe other evening, acci
dentally dropped a f5 gold piece. It was
swallowed by a toad beforo it could reach the
ground. Tbe toad was killed and the money
ilvstl to Breaklsst
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yeaw, last Maaday anied torn. Mary SPIL
baB, aged 88 years. Ibe aeater bas afeaadjrf
baried fr wires. He has tbtee stakied
ebitdwB, all by bis first wife, aim asaad-
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jpeesMi btae.aad k kaawti aa "Btee BUsy."
His whole skialsblae, Ms, tosgao aad tbe roof
of bis maath are Mae, aad where his eyes
should be white n sees, tba sasae ghastly
greenlsh-Mae eeler. F
A condensed oriaUal kJtVagland
must be allowed to see three Saaaaas between
his sentence and his executies. Of eeieejbe
can thus be bung ia a little ever two weekg-'bat?
tbe three Sundays must pass over his bead bs-J
xuro mo gauovra claims mm. XB9 CBSfeeiMja
relic of mediaeval times, when a crisafealwasj
allowed thafmuch of a respite to preeare far 1
A wonderfully ambitious baBtaaibeal
u owned by the Register of Deeds' of Ieasa
county at his home in Sebewa, Mich- The heaf
has adopted a litter of kittens aad 'cares fer
them with tbe most unremitting solMtede.
Let a prowling doer ansroach and trvta-warrr
her brood and he is most thoroughly bee-
Sacked: a grown cat Is bandied with the same
evoted courage, while in times of pease the
little hen covers the kittens witb ber wises and
keeps them as warn! and comfortable as ever
the could a brood of ber own hatcMag..,
The Drexel cottage at Mount HeGreger,
in which General Grant passed his last boars,
is kept Just as it was wbea be died, with the
exception ofthe removal of a lew personal be
longings of the family. Tbe two big leather
covered easy chairs in which be passed so many
painful days are draped in black and left in the
same position they were In when he. occupied
them. Mbe clock on the mantel bas been silent
since the moment of his death, when the doctor
stopped it, and the writing tablets housed
when speech was prohibited are in a case on
the wall, together with bis pencil and a couple
ot messages in writing to Mr. Drexel.
The blackbirds have organized a camp,
roost, or conclave of some kind ia tbe eastern
part of the town ot Washington, HI., which is
something remarkable. They have assembled
in countless numbers, and tbe noise and racket
which they keep np and the whirring of their
wings hare become very troublesome. Tbe
Mayor bas given permission to shoot tbe birds,
and thousands are slaughtered every evening,
the time when they concentrate. Strangeito
say the sbootinc does not seem to frtefitenort
disturb tbem in tbe least, nor do tbelr niatoers
seem to diminish. These blackbird camps-aro
quite common in Illinois, but one of such mag
nitude as (bis is very rarely seen.
The greatest known depth of the ocean
is midway between tbe Island of Tristan d'
Acunha and the mouth ot the Rio de la Plata.
Tbe bottom was then reaehed at a 'depth of J
40.238 feet, or PA miles, exceeding by n? ore than l,
17,000 feet tbe height of Mount Everest, the
loftiest mountain fa tbe world. In tbe north
Atlantic ocean, south of Newfoundland, sound
ings have been made to a depth ot 4.680 fath
oms, or 27.480 feet, while depths equaling 34,000
cr &i miles, are reported south ot tbe Bermuda
Islands. The average depth of the Pacific
ocean, between Japan and California, is a little
over 2.000 fathom, between Chili and the Sand
wich Islands, 2,600 fathoms, and between Chill
and New Zealand, 1,500 fathoms. The averaee
depth of all the ocean Is from 2.000 to 2,o00
A singular instance of snake-charming
is reported by Major Scbnler de Bcol, of Gal
ena, IU. A few days ago the Major started oat
in search of a ben which had a nest in some
weeds a short distance from the barn. After a
protracted bunt be suddenly came upon tbe
ben in a bunch of brusb, and was surprised to
observo tbat she made no attempt to get away,
but stood perfectly still and was trembling and
shaking as if with the ague. Tho next instant
be espied a huge rattlesnake a few feet away,
which evidently bad charmed the hen. The
Major was not long in dispatching the reptile,
and then endeavored to drive the hen away,
but could not induce ber to move. At last De
Buol took ber in bis arms and carried ber to
tbe barn, lhe strangest part of the case de
veloped next day. wben the charmed ben laid
an egg, coiled about the shell of which was the ,
exact representation of a snake. Tbe pbe
nomenon was repeated tbe second and again
tbe third day, tba mars ur fold on each ot the
sheila leing plainly discernible.
FDNNV BIEX'S FANCIES.
Landladies are famous gossips; they pay
great attention to roomers. Bottom Post.
When money is said to be close it is really
far away. This Is autheutlc Oil City Blizzard.
"Wibble Can you tell me how far the
protection on glass extends?
Wabble To where it gets into the bands of the
hired girl, Iiuppose.-rerrsiauti';rprw. -
Explicit Directions. Stranger (stopuing
over Sunday in Kansas Clty-Slr, can you direct
me to tbe ball grounds?
Besldent-Cert'nly. There's Dr. DeWltt's
congregation coming out; Just follow the crowd.
Stuck to the Truth. Summer Boarder
Your catalogue said tnerewere no moqnltoes
hereabouts, Mr. Makemoney, but 1 killed seTen
Slakemoney Yes, slri no donht, sir. But
them there catalogues were sent out in March.
Bor ton Beacon.
A Queer Rule. Brakeman Rushvillel
Bushvllle! Train stops here ten minutes for
Deacon Ulossom Seems to me that's a mighty
queer eule, Mlrandy. Well, let's get out that bas
ket o' sandwiches quick If we've got to eat 'em hi
ten minutes. Detroit free Puts.
Inez (telling of her yachting trip) And
from there all the way home we Just bugged the
Young Saphcsd Aw, do you know I would have
been werry glad to have been tbe sbore.
Inez Thanks, but the shore bad lots of rocks;
quite an attraction nowadays, as you are aware.
"Well, what do you know?" asked the
lawyer ofsn unsatisfactory witness.
"There are some things I know and some things
I don't know," said tbe witness.
"Then tell us some of them."
"Well, I know a lawyer who's got a pocket
book full of money, but 1 don't know who It be
"Imove, your honor, thatthlj witness be com
mitted for contempt." Detroit JoiirnaL
HISTORY REPEATS ITSEU.
A blithe young lover, with face serene,
He calls on bis affections' queru. -
Though he has squandered all bis pay
Still, "Love is young and the world is gayj"!
a suaaen look or discontent
Cornea o'er his face. His visage lowers;
Too late be recollects he's sent
Time bas rolled on. They're wedded now,'
And, as be mops his furrowed oro-r
And bonders how he'll nay his rent
(Or will tha landlord be content
To take his note at 10 per cent?).
Havs sbe: "Our credit's at an end; .
The crocerymin was awful war, t ,.
And swore without the cash he'd send 1
No flour." ,H
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