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hour in place of eight to the men who load
and unload the cargoes. That will not
bring luxury at once into the workingmen's
lives, but it will help some. Best of all, it
will be an evidence that the "world do
move" and is moving, even to the least con
sidered class of toilers, when their appeal is
But if reasonableness of the demand is at
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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY, SEP. 8, 1SS9.
THE CHAMPION POOL.
It is hard to find epithets t o describe the
perseverance of the idiots who persist in
taming fame by falljng, or claiming to fall,
down Kiagara Falls. It is an equally ex
acting task on the vocabulary to express the
general disgust at the failure of the great
cataract to discharge its legitimate function
of the fool-killer.
The plenitude of the bridge-jumping and
falls-shooting class who imagine that there
is any credit in gaining fame by surpassing
silliness, would be discouraging to our ideas
of progress if it was not for the recollection
that a former generation had its Sam Patch,
just as this one has its Brodie, Graham and
Donovan. The increase in the number of
champion fools is discouraging, but it is not
in excess of the proportion of the increase
Of course, all sensible men know that the
fact of going over the falls is mere foolhardi
ness if it has been performed. There is a
decided reason to withhold credence from
the reports. The men who are mixed up in
Euch performances deserved it themselves
Eo much that the public is at liberty to de
cide whether it will place their veracity
above their sanity, and regard the stories as
anything more than a peculiarly mendacious
"Whether liars or fools, the class that is
showing itself before the public by this sort
of silliness is especially obnoxious. The
man who invents a way to suppress them
trill be doing a public service.
with its prospects. John Burns, the leader,
had previously been heard of rather as a
visionary Socialist of the extreme type and
a martyr of the police courts than as an ex
ecutive leader of labor. His elaborate prep
arations for the dock hands' strike shows,
however, immense patience and control of
the men. Repression of riot and violcnceare
also evidence of his shrewdness. Bnt the
wisest thing Burns did was to put down his
foot on the project of a "sympatheticstrike,"
in which all the workingmen of London
were to be called out. That would at once
have alienated entirely public sympathy
and have led to the wildest confusion, end
ing beyond a doubt in general riot.
A hot-headed and dangerous man, in
Burns' place, would have been unable to
resist the temptation to show his authority.
Of such are the tort w,ho injure the cause of
labor by using power for the mere sake of
using it, without regard to whether friendly
or antagonistic interests suffer. Burns is
clearly not of that type so that in place
of being treated as a visionary, as hereto
fore, the outcome of his campaign will
doubtless be to establish him as a person of
prime importance in the labor ranks of
The complaint of Legitime, the deposed
Haytian President, against the United
States, and especially the Cleveland ad
ministration, as the cause of his overthrow,
will not call for international attention. It
has entirely too much of the sentiment
about it that is common to" the explanation
of all overthrown ambitions when the at
tempt is made to put the blame upon some
Concerning the statements of violations
of neutrality, the public will very easily
recognize that perfectly correct acts may be
distorted into alleged violationsaby anyone
who wishes, with regard to the one in
stance on which the public of this nation is
informed the Haytian Republic case the
general recollection is very distinct that the
late administration took care to investigate
the matter thoroughly before taking back
the steamer. That Legitime tried to enforce
a paper blockade in that case is beyond
doubt; and it is likely that the same
erroneousness pervades the rest of the fallen
dictator's assertions. The time for Legitime
to have protested against alleged violations
of neutrality by the United States was
when he could give those protests the offi
cial importance of the utterances of a de
aco Government. It is too late for Legi
time to do any good in that line now.
render the continent entirely to the fanatics
who have now control of the upper Nile. It
is to be hoped that the King of the Belgians
will make the visit, and that it may result
in a largely increased energy in strengthen
ing the hold of civilization upon the upper
TflE TOPICAL TALKEfi.
Mb. "W. IC "Vandekbixt's 510,000 cook
having returned to Paris, the country's
sympathies are appealed to by the possi
bility that the Vanderbilt family may be
reduced to the stern privation of having to
put up with the productions of cheap Ameri
The failure of the stupid and unconstitu
tional attempt to prohibit the inter-State
trade in dressed beef by State legislation,
has made the dressed beef magnates of Chi
cago more presumptuous and defiant. On
the other hand, their refusal to pay any re
spect to an investigation under authority of
the United States Senate, will only provoke
more radical legislation against them. In
other words, when both sides take the most
foolish course, matters are bound to get into
a pretty muss.
When tramps get to shooting brakemen,
in support of their claim to ride on freight
trains, it is time for the law to meet their
needs by giving them a ride on what in the
old Norse idiom was described as "Odin's
horse," an ancient paraphrase for the
New Yoke's "World Fair project is un
dergoing the chills of dissolution by the
discovery of the usual theory of the mill
ionaire members of its Finance Committee
thai the presence of their names on the
committee relieves them from the duty of
all services in the way of putting their
names down for big subscriptions. This is
a chronio trouble with New York projects.
"We are glad to hear that Mr. Claus
Spreckels is going to fight the Sugar Trust,
but there is a good deal of point in the sug
gestion that he can do it just as effectively
by closing down his mouth and putting his
factories into full operation.
Now that the complications over the
Library Hall sale have reach ed a stage
which necessitated a postponement anyhow,
the public will join in the hope that it may
be possible to make arrangements which
shall preserve the property for the public
and beneficent purpose to which it was
dedicated by the law under which it was
Tub Western officers ot the law having
succeeded in capturing another lone high
wayman, it is to be hoped that their ambi
tion will, in due time, rise to the flight of
bagging a brace of desperadoes.
The ruling of Judge Stowe concerning the
sale of milk as a beverage on Sunday dis
tinctly follows the previous rulings on the
case, and holds the sale of milk in shops
open for that purpose to be quite distinct
from the delivery of milk contemplated by
the law. There is little reason to dissent
from this ruling, as it undoubtedly carries
oi t the intent of the law. It is the Court's
duty to enforce the lawns it stands; but, as a
question of public policy, it is lecitimately
open to discussion whether the old enact
ment could not be amended so as to bring it
more in accordance with modern needs. It
will certainly strike the majority of people
that the sale of milk, soda water and other
innocuous beverages to the thirsty on Sun
day could be permitted without serious dam
age to the public morals.
THE BULL SEAS0K.
The tendency of trade matters, both in
legitimate commerce and speculation, is
Bummed up by an Eastern cotemporary in
the terse remark: "This is a bull year and
It is true that the most prominent features
in the vast majority of business inteiests
nre increasing activity and rising prices.
The only big failure in "Wall street is that
of a firm which made the mistake of betting
on the bear side of the market; the railroads
nre crowded with freight up to their full
capacity; crops are large, prices rising, and
tue iron market is steadily working its way
upward. All these things point toward
. the general prosperity of the country, and
even indicate a possible development of
one of the old-fashioned booms.
It is just this possibility of a wild hurrah
in business, with its inevitable accompani
ment of inflation, that the commercial in
terests of the country should be on their
guard against. It is worth while to bear in
mind that the upward tendencies and the
general disposition to bank on the future
are, in the face of great destruction of pro
perty, such as at Johnstown by flood, and in
the far Northwest by fire. Just so in
1871-2 even greater conflagrations caused an
immense destruction of fixed capital, but
the boom went ou until in the latter Year
the inflation itself reached the bursting
jioint, and the reaction set in. bearing these
things in mind may save us a repetition
of the same experience.
Everybody will be glad to see a moderate
nnd conservative advance in prices and in
crease in business; although Pittsburg has
already been enjoying such prosperity that
Ehe can hope for little enhancement in the
-latter particular. But conservative men
everywhere will do well to be on their guard
against the danger! of a boom.
LOGIC OF THE LATINS.
The article on Italian immigration, in the
last number of the Political Science Quar
terly, by Eugene Schuyler, argues in that
gentleman's masterly and interesting style,
in favor of the immigration of the descend
ants of the Komans who are now digging
our sewers and railroads. It is not intended
to discuss the question raised by Mr. Schuy
ler in a serious aspect at present, but the
following extract from the article is provo
cative of comment: "They bring to us the
logical qualities of the Latin race, and they
show in the long run the effect of an experi
ence which no other people in 'Europe has
had, of over 2,000 years of civilization."
The most characteristic feature which our
Latin levies have displayed, since joining
in the industrial efforts of this country is
their teadency to capture defaulting or
slowly paying contractors, and to hold them
as hostages until wages are paid. This
may support Mr. Schuyler's view to the
extent that it exhibits the logical qualities
of the Latin race, in concluding that the
laborer is worthy of his hire, especially
when the Latins are the laborers. But as
to its being the result of 2,000 years of
civilization, we may be permitted to ex
press our doubts. If we mistake not the
practice of seizing hostages for whatever
was to be secured thereby, is dated from the
age of barbarism even before the seizure of
Pcrbaps Mr. Schuyler's way of putting
the thing may be valuable as developing a
theory that 2,000 years of civilization, under
the conditions that have prevailed for 20
centuries, is likely to bring the common
mass of humanity very nearly back to its
Th German expedition to relieve Emin
Bey has been abandoned, and the journalistic
expedition from this country to relieve Stan
Icy has also become an unknown quantity.
But there are good prospects that it Stanley
and Emin Bey hurry up' they may arrive in
the east coast regions of Africa in time to
relieve their relievers. .
Having been cutting each 'others' throats
for combination purposes, the railroad
officials are again talking up the Railway
Trust as a means of escaping from "the ruin
ous effects oi competition."
The concentrations in thaxoke business,
just at present, seem to be looking rather
more strongly in the direction of sharp com
petition than of controlling, the market.
But if the competition is on such a basis
that it cannot be forestalled, that will pre
vent coke from selling below the average
cost of production.
Only 5225,000 damages claimed for the
widening oi Diamond street, with one or
two back counties to hear from, does not
look like a hopeless case.
THE GBEAT 6TBIKE M LONDON.
It is very clear that public sympathy in
London has been with the dock laborers who
are on strike for better wages. Much of this
is due to the known insufficiency of the pav
to do more than keep body and soul to
gether, while the work is of the hardest, and
yet not continuously assured. Anyone who
seesliow the poorer class of laborers exist in
London will not be slow to say that it
wouiu uce mucn more tnan tne increase
asked for to make their condition in any
degree hopeful. At the same time it is
doubtless true that British shipping is the
greatest source of British wealth; which,
respite cotemporaneous squalor, is now so
Vast as to be seeking investments in every
land nnder the sun, our own included.
Pressing poverty and commercial af-
fluenco come to bargain on the
A DECIDED DLFFEEENCE.
An example of a voluntary advance by a
corporation, in the wages of its workmen,
was afforded by a Pottstown rolling mill
corporation last week, in the announcement
that the wages of its puddlers would be ad
vanced from 3 23 to S3 50 per ton. A year
ago the wages were as low as 3 00; but the
improvement in the iron trade has permitted
the advance to the figures stated. This prompt
increase of nvages as the circumstances
of the trade will permit, is regarded as a
very commendable policy on the part of the
corporation. It is true, that the employer
who puts up wages without being forced to,
is possessed of liberality rather above the
ordinary mass oi mankind.
But it is also evident that the condition
of affairs which keep wages up above such a
depressed level, is superior to that reported
at Pottstown. As Pittsburg has steadily
paid wages 52 00 to 2 50 per ton higher
than those ruling at Pottstown, we have a
rightto claim that our position in the matter
of wages is far superior to that of the dis
tricts which pay little more than half the
wages that Pittsburg's position and natural
advantages enable her to give her work
men, in bad seasons as well as good.
THE CONGO'S FUTUHE.
The report that the King of the Belgians
is planning a visit to the Congo river does
not look like a fulfillment of the previous
report that he was desirous of selling out his
interest in the Congo Free States. It is
natural that, in his triple capacity of either
capitalist, monarch or.philanthropist, who
occupies a leading position with regard to
the work on the Congo, he should, if he de
sires to continue and strengthen that work,
visit the great river in person, and see, not
only what his expenditures have already ac
complished, but what can be accomplished
in the future if the effort is to be kept up.
The best information Is to the effect that a
great work is to be done there. The build
ing of a railroad toStanley Pool will open
up a country fully equal to the Mississippi
valley, and afford the most natural and best
outlet for the entire interior of the great
African continent. In its philanthropic
light it will afford a standpoint for civiliz
ation against the encroachments of the Afri
can slave traders, and hold out the best hope
that Christianity will not be obliged to tur-
President Harrison is reported to
have definitely determined that he will not
call an extra session of Congress. The Presi
dent seems to have come to the conclusion
that it is not best to do anything to disturb
the public contentment with the present sat
isfactory state of affairs, by hastening the
The champion fools are unconquerable;
and the serious fear is also created by their
latest exploits that they may also be un
killable. The report that Mrs. James Brown Pot
ter, Mrs. Helen Dauiray "Ward and Mrs.
James G. Blaine, Jr., will not appear upon
the stage this season,indicates that the coun
try will have saund reason for holding a
thankssiving festival""by the time that the
dramatic season is in full blast
The Story of a Strnnco Contributor nnd a
Monkey Who Ate Firemen's lints.
A very strange story was told me by the
editor of a weclsly paper published In New
York, not Ions ago, concerning a contribntor.
The editor said: "One of my most valuable
contributors for tba last three or four years
has been a gentleman, whom the public know
pretty well by this time. Ho writes over his
own name a striking name. .So regularly has
this person written for my paper 'that I came
to regard him as a member of the staff. It
was only after two years of acquaintance
through the malls that he actually put in an
appearance at our office. Tho first time he
came in I thoucht he was a book agent or a bill
collector until he mentioned his name. Then,
of course, l gave him a chair and all the other
courtesies at my disposal. He only stayed a,
minute or two, and seemed very nervous ail
the while he was sitting opposite to me. He
lacked that splendid assurance most writers
possess. His appearance belied his work,which
was vigorous and sparkliDg in style, for a
meeker, meaner sort of man I never saw.
"The next time he paid me a visit be was
writing a novel for us and camejwith an install
ment of It I happened to be reading the proof
of the chapters to be published in the issue of
J the next day. At once it occurred to me to ask
tne author to explain a passage which bad
puzzled the proofreaders and me. So I handed
the proof sheet to the author, and pointing to
the passage in question, asked him if that was
exactly what be had intended to say."
"To,iny surprise," continued the editor, "the
novelist grew very red in tho face, his hand in
which was the proofshcet trembled, and for a
minute he said nothing. I had no idea what
embarrassed him, but thought I bad a very
rare bird, a modest author in my cage. To
encourace him I said: 'I've no doubt it's my
stupidity and no fault of yours that I cannot
catch the meaning of tbat passage.'
"He seemed to bo going to speak once or
twice, but his lips only moved. Meanwhile his
face remained flushed and other eloquent
signs of disturbance were not wantine. His
silence was making the situation very painful,
and suddenly bethinking myself that I might
have wounded a sensitive spirit I began in a
clumsy way to apologize to him for calling his
attention to the unfortunate paragraph, but he
stopped me with a motion of his hand, and In a
low voice began: 'The fact is, sir, I have de
ceived you this story is none of my writing. I
never wrote a line in my life haven't got the
ability, I ought '
" 'Do you mean to say,' said I hotly, that I've
been dealing with an imposter all these years?
a literary thief, a precious '
"Not quite so bad as that, sir,' he replied
more caimiy, -aunougn I've put my name to a
great many manuscripts which you have been
good enough to buy.and which I now own were
not written by me, yet I believe you will not be
so indignant when you learn who did write
" 'May I have the pleasure of knowing who
the author is?' said I with all the irony I could
" 'Certainly My wife,' he replied quietly. 'I
never was in favor of the use of my name, but
she insisted that the reviewers and newspaper
paragraphers had sharpened their knives to
keep down the rising crop of feminine writers,
and that she could write more boldly over my
name than over her own and with less criticism
of a certain so-called moral sort.'
"Well, to cut a long story short in the last
volume the facts were exactly as my Imposter"
stated (them, and I very soon after made tho
acquaintance of the falrauthor. She still used
her husband's name, but he is no longer so
meek and nervous when he visits my den. A
great burden is off his mind."
"When you come to think of it, a monkey is
not exactly the kind of animal a physician
wants about his office. Not exactly a python
would be more dangerous as a pet, but no more
So when it happened early in this year' that a
traveler from South America presented a
small but agile monkey to a well-known phy
sician In Allegheny, the latter was very grate
ful of course, but a little embarrassed. After
a few days experience with his new office com
pamon. tho doctor decided that what the
monkey most needed was a chango of air and
scene. To secure these, be presented his
monkeyship to a neighboring fire engine com
pany. Tnero his advent was hailed wfth glee
and the monkey was given a regular official
place in the- company. Alleghenians have seen
this monkey calmly proceeding to fires on tho
engine or hose cart like a veteran.
But, alas! the monkev could not rise above
his natural instincts. He let loose his mis
chievous nature, and yesterday ho was re
turned to the doctor by the firemen. They
liked him, they said, but he had eaten all their
hats and threatened to -go further with his
A nice home in the country is wanted for a
young monkey with a healthy appetite, and no
dyspepsia to speak of. Hepbuen Johns.
KO T1P3 ALLOWED.
WbyLnndlord Pnlmer Enforces This Itnle
From the Chicago Trlbnne.
Potter Palmer is one of the few landlords, nt
the country who refuses to allow anyone In his
service to receive a tip. A vlolatiouTesulta in
the dismissal of the recipient.
"How came he to make this rule?" I asked of
Mr. Mezervo, a trotting man who is posted.
"One day," bo Baid, "hotter Palmer was
speeding his horse on the Lake Shore drive
when he became aware that someone was try
ing to pass nun. Mr. 1'almer tonched cp his
horse with the whip and the same did the man
who was behind. In a moment more the latter
passed Mr. Palmer, and as he did so Mr. Pal
mer recognized him as his head porter. The
next day Mr. Palmer met tho man and said to
" 'John, tbat is a pretty good horse you had on
the drive yesterday. You passed me, and my
horse is a good one. Where did you get your
"The porter, with a glow of pride, answered
that the horse was his own.
"Mr. Palmer made no reply, but began an in
vestigation. He found that this man was ac
cumulating wealth on the tips he received from
guests of the Palmer House. He found that all
His employes were doing likewise, and ho at
once issued the order that any man in bis serv
ice who received a tip was to be discharged.
You may fee a waiter in the dining room It you
want to, but it has to be done under cover. If
ine neau waiter sees ltthe underling goes. This
rule applies to the fellows at the bootblack
stand, which stand, like everything else in that
hotel, is run by Potter Palmer. The money
taken in at that stand is turned into the man
ager every night, and is credited to the boot
black account. It is the only place I know of
where tipping is forbidden."
THE HEK0ES OP GETTXSBUBG.
Nearly 11,000 of Them Will Visit tho Battle
field This Week.
tsrKCIAL TELIOBJLlt TO TUB DISPATCH.!
HAEBiSBURG.September 7. Thus far nearly
11.000 orders have been issued to soldier appli
cants for transportation from their homes to
Gettysburg and return to enable them to wit
ness the dedication of Pennsylvania monu
ments on Wednesday and Thursday next. The
veterans will be without expense except for
the purchase of food. Tents will be furnished.
Tho average cost of transportation per Individ
ual is about !lj so that nearly 541,000 of the 850,
U00 appropriated by the State have been ex
pended. Adjutant General Has tines is anxious that all
honorably discharged soldiers who participated
in the three days'ght at Gettysburg shall be
present when the Pennsylvania monuments are
dedicated, even if tbe amount provided by the
State should be exceeded. If the demand for
transportation should exhaust the snpply of
cash tome provision will be made to meet the
0YEE $600,000 GIVEN AWA1.
That Sum Willed to Ynlo Collese nnd
Various Charitable Institutions.
rSrZCTAL TELEGRAM TO TBS DISFATCB.I
New Haven, September 7. By the death of
Mrs. Ellen M. Glfford, daughter of Philip
Marett and wife of the late Arthur N. Gilford,
which occurred this morn ing. over $000,000 will
be divided between Yale College and charita
Mr. Marett died in 1889, leaving a fortune of
over S70O.0OO in tiust to his wife and daughter,
to be divided at tbe death of the last surviving
heir ak follows: One-fifth to the Connecticut
Hospital Society, the income to be used for
keeping free beds; one-fifth to the city of New
Haven, tho income to bo used, for indi
gent, aced and Infirm persons, not
paupers; one-fifth to Yale College, the income
to be tued for scholarships in tho academical
departaent; one-tenth to the New Haven Or
phan Asylum, one-tenth to St. Francis Orphan
Asylun, one-tenth to tho city of New Haven for
books for tho Young Men's Institute or any
other public library, and one-tenth to the State
of Connecticut, to be used for tbe support of
an institution for idiots ana imbeciles. The
cstato xow amounts to $639,784.
AEEPOBTERAS A DETECTITE.
He Quickly Succeeds Where All the Police
Officers Had Failed.
Deteoit, September 7. Miss Anna Klink,
a domeitic, disappeared last Monday and the
police Kvere notified. They made diligent
search lor two days without result and the case
was then given into the bands of the detectivo
bureau. The Yldocqs accidently learned that
mysterious cries had been heard along the river
Monday night and they ascertained that a
murdfr had been committed and that Anna
Klink was the victim. They dragged the river
and t coured tbe city, but without avail.
Tlien Frank P. Gessner, a newspaper re
porter, was detailed to work up the case, and
within two hours he found the girl at the home
ola friend. She had been taken suddenly sick
aid in a delirum had found a place of shelter,
where sbo was being cared for.
ATTACKED HI A BLACK SNAKE,
The story that Queen Victoria will retire
to private life is likely to be fulfilled
when she retires to the privacy of the tomb.
"When those 70,000 Arabs, who are re
ported to be coming to this country, begin
to arrive, they should be assembled and no
tified that the highest poetical authority in
this country states it as their -racial and
proper characteristic to fold their tents and
silently steal away.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
David N. Bi.akelt, a graduate of Dart
mouth, class of '89, .has received the appoint
ment of instructor in ngh;h and financial
manager of the American college at Aintab,
Senator Evarts complains because the
comic artists always portray him with a shabby
hat. He says he buys more hats than any pub
lic man in tbe country, and takes great pains to
keep them neat.
Dr. Maria M. Deax, a homeopathic physi
cian who took an office in Helena, Mont, three
years ago, after studying medicine in this coun
try and Berlin, now has a practice that yields
her an incomo stated at $12,000 a year.
George Ebers, the rival of Bldcf Haggard
in Oriental romancing, is 52 years of age. He
is a professor Of Egyptology in -Leipsic Uni
versity, and took to novel writing, so ho says,
because illness prevented his doing harder
WrLLiAM STEPHENSON. General Manaeer
of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, is of Quaker
extraction, and came to the top from tbe posi
tion of chairman in one of the engineering
parties that laid out tbe old North Branch
William H. Cillet, of Northfleld, N. H.,
lias been promoted to be General Manager of
the Andes railway system in Tern, South
America. Mr. Cilley is 60 years old, and has
been long engaged in railway work In that
William Ii Scorr, the Pennsylvania mil
lionaire, was confined to bis bed in a New York
hotel when his colt Chaos captured the Fu
turity stakes at Coney Island last Wednesday.
It is said that Congressman Scott hag never
made any wagers on the horses which he owns.
Judge Joiin Erskinb, of Georgia, can lay
claim to havinc served loncer as a United
States District Judge than most of the men
who now occupy simllaVpositions in other sec
tions of the country. He has been on the bench
since the beginning ot 1806, and In the com
mencement of bis term the district he pre
sided over included-the entire State of
MOTED BT HIS SATANIC MAJESTY.
A Queer Specimen of Derks County Idtcrn
tnro Filed In Court.
from the Philadelphia Inquirer. J
Last Sunday a German tramp peddler was
found hanging in a barn in Pike township,
Berks county, and on Monday the followine
specimen of literature was filed in the Quarter
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, county of Berks,
An Inquisition Indented and taken at Pike, In
the county of Berks, on tne 4th day of August, In
the year of our Lord IBS), before me, Jacob II.
Talley, a Justice of the Peace for the county of
uernsaiorcsam, upon a view or tnenody or Mar
tin Weltzlcr, a German tramp, then and there
banged himself In the harn of MarT Crouser: thn
said Jtartln Welt jlcr, by not having the fear of
tiod before his es but beln; seduced and moved
by the Instigation orthe devil at Pike aforesaid.
In a certain barn at Pike aforesaid lying and be
ing, tbe said Martin Weltzler, being then and
there alone with a certain twine of IhcTaluc of
1, which he then and there put about his neck
and the other end thereof tfed abont a ladder,
himself then and there, with the cord aforesaid,
voluntarily and feloniously and with malice
aforethonght hanged and suffocated and so the
Jurors, unon their naths and affirmations afore
said, say that the said Martin W eltzlcr, then and
there In manner and form aforesaid as a felon of
himself feloniously, voluntarily and of his malice
aforethought, himself, strangled and murdered
against the peace and dignity of tho Common
wealth of Pennsylvania.
A Fnrmer is Itcscncd From Ills Peril br
DIs Faithful Dos;.
Franklin, Ind., September 7. James Til
son, a young man living cast of this city, has a
dog that no money could buy, for had it not
been for the doe; he would now have been in bis
grave. Yesterday, while young Tilson was
plowing on bis father's farm, a large black
snake, nearly six feet long, jnmped on him
from the tall grass lining the held, and wound
itself around his neck,
A terrible battle ensued between Tilson and
the snake, and the outcome would probably
have been death to tbe young man had not his
large shepherd doc, which had been following
him. come to his assistance, and between them
tho snako was killed.
CHAT OP TflE CAPITAL, i
The Pennsylvania Appointments Are a
Source of Concratulatlon A National
Art Gallery Other Notes.
ICORRESrONDENCE OF Tm DISPATCH.!
Washington, September 8. With all the
elaborate machinery for the collection of sta
tistics, including the taking of the census of
1890, there Is one branch of statistics that has
scarcely been touched, because it could not be
without a special enactment that would prob
ably be looked upon as too drastic, even in this
period when what has always been supposed to
oe purely private matters are dragged before
tbepublio because they are found to have a
bearing on tbe general welfare. In the Bureau
of Statistics, connected with the Treasury De
partment, in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In
tbe universal sweeping up of what is left, by
tbe coming census, there is no proposition to
secure reliable information of the profits that
are made by corporations and individuals en
gaged in trade and commerce. The Bureau of
Labor Statistics has made some attempt in this
direction, but for want of proper authority the
attempts hare of course been abortive.
Yet ibis is absolutely necessary before our
industrial and commercial system can be prop
erly underetopd, and before what is termed
"political economy" can be reduced to one of
the exact sciences. With reliable1 figures of
profits, added to the array of statistics already
produced and to be produced, the social econ
omist could formulate arguments that could
not be disputed. There is a movement on foot
to secure some enactment of tbis kind by the
C1mlinE "S3' but it is not probable tbat it
... uo .i;ujupiiaueu in season ior its applica
tion to the next census, and it is not certain
tbat it would be advisable to do so. The proper
machine for that work is tho Bureau of Labor
Statistics, whose legitimate field is the collec
tion Of all trUthS that hPAP nn thA anH.1 nn-
The Pennsylvania Appointments.
Whatever may be said about "machine
politics" and anuse of the a ppolnting power, I
want to say right here, as one ol the "kickers"
of 1831-2, that the appointments made through
the influenco of the Pennsylvania Senators and
their-friends, in the departments at the Capi
tol, could not have been better if the very
guardian angel of civil service reform and
political independence had hovered abont tbe
ears of the bosses. Of the appointments mado
and proposed for Pittsburg, Allegheny and the
res' of Pennsylvania, the reader ean judge as
well as L So far as I am personally acquainted
with them they are excellent. I am better pre
pared to speak, however, of the department
appointments. Everybody in Washington
knows and likes Hazen, the Third Assistant
Postmaster General, formerly of Easton, but
lor years In his present position until he was
turned out by Cleveland. The correspond
ents, whose judgment is infallible in such mat
ters, would vote unanimously for Hazen for
Commissioner Holliday. the headof the Cus
toms Bureau, a leading citizen of Erie county,
is one of the finest looking men you will see on.
the streets of Washington, and is already one
of tbe most popular of the high officials. With
the memberssof tbe civil service in his bureau
he Is voted by all odds the most genial and un-
.uuiiuS tmeiiaiu wnuin me" memory of the
-- " luciu. vuiuuei rrans uukeson, of
Bristol, has in tne few weeks of his service as
aecona Controller made a high reputation for
the correctness and readiness of his decisions,
lie, too. Is one of the most genial of men, and
makes warm personal friends wherever he
goes. The same may be said of Bell,' Superin
tendent of the Railway Mail Service, who is
5?i Tr rln?lnB order out of the confusion in
JlTil" JJ1 branch of the postal service was
left by the former administration.
Of course everyone knows the Postmaster
General, and all that he is doing and saying-,
and a good deal more, for somehow the news
papers take a delight in telling fanciful stories
about him more than any other member of the
administration. None of the Cabinet officials
is more approachable, with the exception of
nH-?StBKe. ?Dsk- Possiwr. and like the
other hi&h officials oppointed from Pennsylva
nia he gives no sign of a swollen head, an af
nictlon that is not nncommon among the bet
ter paid servants of the public in tbis city.
Rankin, of Bellefonte, Chief of the Division
of Indian Accounts, is another good fellow,
quiet, wholly unassuming, a credit to his State,
as all the others are, and to the influence that
secured his appointment. I do not think any
State of the Union can show an unbroken list
of cood menln the department service such as
is presented by Pennsylvania.
Life Bad No Charm for Her.
IielW TOWC BUREAU SrBOMXS.1
New rOBlC-September' 7.-ii. Xertser. a
Brooklyn shop girl, IS years oM, jaajted tato
the river tni morning from a Grand street
ferryboatjaataaltwas leaving tie sHv Doek
hands ran out on tbe pllef and threw a life pre
server andaropeloherj (She held her bflda
at her sides and would touch neither of them.
James Kelly, the ticket chopper, who has saved
13 drowning' persons already, tore off bis eet
andjhoes,'jamped from the dock and swam to
ma gin jvmt in time to seize her as she was go
ipg under the third time. A most remarkable
scene, followed. The girl dashed her hands in
his face and pushed herself loose. He caught-
ner again, witn tootn and nail the fought
herself free. A third time he caught her and
-uuuu .uuuuu an uu'JJ a rppo WUICQ WM
thrown to him from the piles. She tore
off tbe rope. .Kelly replaced It and'
again she threw it off. Eventually
the girl's strength gave out. She sank
back on Kelly's arm and he swam back with
her to the dock ladder- There she revived and
fought more madly than ever, and Kelly, whose
strength was fast giving out, was compelled to
beat her into submission. The blows quieted
her for a moment, bnt as she felt herself lifted
out of tbe water her frenzy returned and she
resisted. with such fury that she got her head
in between two rungs of the ladder. There it
stuck. All tbe ticket chopper's strength barely
succeeded in dlsloairing it, after nearly five
minutes' pull. Then she "was hoisted up. limp
and exhausted. The battle had raged in the
water fully 15 minutes, and her rescuer was
utterly worn out The girl was taken to Belle
vue Hospital, and will be orraignedin court
to-morrow morning. Tbe girl Is in love with
Henry Senger, the proprietor of a Grand street.
saloon, where her brother is a bartender.
Senger has paid no attention to her recently,
and tbat is why she tried to sill herself.
SECEETAKI HAEF0KD ILL.
GR0VER ON T1IE STOMP.
ainv Tako Fart in tbe Campaicn
Pennsylvania and Ohio.
"Washington. September 6. Several weeks
ago, when it was announced that ex-President
Cleveland would mako a few speeches in Ohio
during tbo campaign," the idea was deemed
preposterous. It is now stated on the authority
of a New York Democrat who holds very closo
relations with tbe ex-President that Mr. Cleve.
land will not only do a little campaigning in
Ohio, but will stop off in Pennsylvania, "and
may possibly devote a little of his valuable
time to the campaign in the new States.
He is arranging to tako a trip through the
Western States, ostensibly on pfeasurc and pri
vato business, but will bo prepared to speak for
tho Democratic cause whenever called upon
and at such places that may be arranged for by
tbe Demecratio managers.
Cnucht on a Poet's Line. .
Thousand Island Park, September 7.
"Will Carleton, tho famous poet, to-day made
the largest single catch of fish tbis season. He
brought in a total of 103 one 14-pound musca
longe and several large pickerel and bass. The
catch attracts considerable attention.
A Relic Worth Havinc;.
From the Boston Globe, l
A Newark man is said to have a no lcs3 re
markable relic tban the ring which Martin
Luther placed on tbe finger of his bride. The
inkstand that he is said to have thrown at tbe
devil may yet turn up.
, DEATHS OF A DAT.
Morris Wertbelmer, only son of Mr. Kmanncl
Werthelmer, of North avenue, Allegheny, died
yesterday morning at 7:3) A. M. He was only 23
years ofagef yet his friends were legion. The up
right honesty of his nature and Its inherent gen
tlemanllness went far to make him popular, and
bis death will cause a feeling of deep and sincere
regret, notoaly to bis own relatives, but to every
one who knew him. He bad suffered for two
years with lung troubles, and his disease was long
since pronounced incuiablc.
rSFKCtAL TZLEOKAM TO TUE DISPATCH.!
SHARON, September 7. Kev. Father Hartman
aged 70 years, died this morning at 6 o'clock,, He
had been pattorof Bt.ltose Catholic congregation,
but had been an active laborer In tbe Erie diocese
for 80 years, and was widely known In northwest
Obliged to Qnlt Work kind Go Home to bo
ISPECIAT, TELEQUAU TO THE DISPATCn.1
Washington, September 7. Private Secre
tary Halford found himself becoming so faint
this afternoon at the White House that he was
obliged to go home and bo doctored. For two
or tbreo days he has been taking opiates for
what from present appearances has developed
into inflammation of the bowels, but he has
kept at work, evidently with the hope that ho
would come out of tho difficulty without taking
0TEK 1,400 BALLOTS NAKEN.
A Deadlock In nn Arkansas Democratic
Convention Finally Broken.
Little Rock, ark., September 7. Tho
deadlock In tho Democratic Convention at
Russcllvillc,'to nominate a candidate forjudge
of the Fifth Judlcial.Circuit, to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the resignation of G. S. Cun
ningham, was broken this afternoon.
Ex-Congressman Jordan E. Cravens was
nominated on the 1,453th ballot. Ho will pre
side over the court which will try Clayton's
murderer, should tho latter ever be found.
Dcnfenlnc Free Trade Silence.
From the Toledo Blade.
The Freo Traders in this country are unani
mously ignoring the tremendous London
strike, one of the greatest tbat has over oc
curred in any country. They havo so long
preached the doctrine that strikes were tbe
result of protection that they cau.iot explain
tho London strike, which gives the He to their
- Preferred to Bo In Jnll.
From the New York Evening World, 3
A thief who broke into a London house some
mornings ago was forced to bide in tho music
room, and for four hours compelled to bear tho
various members of tbe family take piano les
sons. Then ho came from his concealment and
begged to be taken to a police station.
Boiler Knocks Ont Sullivan.
Boston, Septomber 7. An evening paper's
efforts to find out who Is tbo best known man
in Boston resulted in 233 abswers, of which 103
were in favor of General Butler. John L. Sul
livan was second with 92. The General, in an
interview, says that only once in 23 years- has
anybody failed to recognize him, and be at
tributed his fame to caricaturists.
A Fnrtnnnto Lndy.
From the Chicago Timcs.1
A new Chineso Minister Is coming (to tbe
United States, and he is coing to bring his wife
with him. She will not be permitted to see
visitors, however, and will thus enjoy lifo at
the capital without hearing any of tbe ldlo
clatter or scandal mongers' gossip.
A Bast of Chief. Justlco Walte.
Dropping; into the studio of Dunbar, the
sculptor, taa other day, I fonnd the artist en
gaged on a clay bust of the late Chief Justice
Waite. From the death mask, made by Dun
bar the morning after the death of the Chief
JnBtice, and from very good .photographs, a
commanding and lite-like bust has been almost
finished by the artist. It Is the hope of the
artist that his work may be so successful as to
Induce an order for a marble bust to take its
place in one of the niches devoted to dRreaipri
Justices of the Supreme Court in the old ben
ate chamber where tho sittings of the court are
held. Dunbar also has a death mask which.be
took from the face of the late Justice Mat
thews, which shows much more emaciation
than that of Waite, as Matthews was very ill
for a longtime before his death.
A more a pathetic object than either of these
masks is the cast of a hand which Dunbar Is
reproducing in marble. It is of tbe hand of a
lady who was a short time ago thrown from her
carriage and killed almost under the windows
ot the bureau of The Dispatch. Unfortun-.
ately there was in existence no photograph of
her from which the artist could set a correct
impression of tier features. No death mask
couia De taken because tho face was crushed
by tbe fearful accident; therefore the husband
decided to have a cast made of the beautiful
band that had laic in his at tbe time the two
wero made husband and wife, and tbat sad me
mento will accompany him through the short
days of his remaining life, for the couple were
quite old and the marble hand is no bit of sen
timent of a boy husband.
A National Art Gallery.
Though the Government is just now expend
ing a good deal of money for public buildings it
is probable that at tbe next session of Congress
a bill will be introduced for the establishment
of a national art gallery, for it is only the nation
tbat is able to bear tbe expense of purchasing
the objects of art necessary in a representative
collection of the art of tbe world. The Corco
ran eallery dees as well as its means will per
mit, but it cannot do enough.
By the way, the landscape by Rousseau, pur
chased for the gallery at the Secretan sale in
Paris, has not yet arrived. It alone will involve
an cxpeue of over $16,000 when it is hung. Tho
building for tbe art school jn connection with
the gallery, for which Mr. Corcoran left ?1P0,000,
is now rapidly heme completed. It stands di
rectly to tbe rear of tbe gallery. It will bare
spacious rooms for the life class and a good
north light. 1 am glad to say that the Taylor
collection, which has occupied valuable spaco
for long years on the wells of the gallery, win
be relegated to an upstairs room of the new
The very excellent private gallery of Mr. John
F.Waggaman.tbe w ealtby real esute dealer, will
soon be enriched by several valuable pictures
Surchased for Mr. Waggaman by Richard
rooke, tho artist of tho popular "Pastoral
Visit" of the, Corcoran gallery. Altogether the
prospects for an impetus to art In Washington
are very good. E. W. L.
Sailed for Fprelao Lands.
William Walter Phelps, United States Min
ister to Germany, sailed for Bremen to-day in
the steamship1 Elbe. On the steamship Servia,
r which sailed this afternoon, wero Prof, and
Mrs. Harvey Porter, Miss Eliza Everitt and
Prof. Day, of'Beyrout Protestant College, Bey
rout, Syria, Miss ElXrida Post, of Beyrour, an d
Miss Mitchell, daughter of Arthur Mitchell,
Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of For
eign Missions. This Missionary party will pro
ceed directly fromi Liverpool to Marseilles
where they will take a Peninsular and Oriental
steamship to Beyrout
A Suggestion From n Woman.
Susan B. Anthony to-day made a suggestion
concerning plans for the World's Fab:. In a
letter to Mayor Grant she says: "On behalf of
the women of this New world, allow me ask
you to set apart one of the permanent buildings
of the exposition to the women. While tbe
men of tbe country shall rear temples in honor
of Columbus, it will surely be most fitting for
the women to celebrate the virtues of Isabella.
The building should be named the Isabella
temple, and in It should be shown the work of
woman as a helpmeet worthy of man."
Indorsing Corpornl Tanner.
At a meeting of Rankin Post No. 10, Brook
lyn, to-night, resolutions were passed indorsing
the action of Pension Commissioner James
Tanner in his kindy consideration of the
claims of his needy comrades ot the war and
their widows and orphans. Other Brooklyn
Grand Army posts will, it is understood, also
commend the Corporal's pension resime.
Want a Job as Hangman.'
Warden Osborne, of the Tombs, received to
day tbis letter from Belvldere Kent. England:
To the Governor of New Tf ork Prison:
HoxoBABLESm Hsvlngssen In the paper here
that it is a difficult matter to obtain an execu
tioner, may it please Your Honor to allow me to
make application for the same. My character
will bear the strictest Investigation. I bare been
a total abstainer lrom all Intoxicating drink for
the past1 seven, years, and feel confident tbat I
would give ample satisfaction as executioner In
Hew York. Awaiting your reply, I am. Honor
able Sir, your obedient servant,
P. 8. Having beard that an executioner, Mr.
Berry, offered to do Itfor JUOO, I beg leave to state
that I think the office Is quite sufficient for one
man. I wlllo it for .43M.
Warden Osborne replied to the effect that
there was no uemand for hangmen in Nw York
on account of -tho introduction of execution by
Betting In Favor of Searle.
According to a cable dispatch received this
morning, the betting in London on the Searle
O'Connor boat race, which will .be rowed on
Monday, is 6 to H in favor of Searle. O'Con
nor's friends, however, ate confident, and both
men are in good condition. The cable also said
a match has been arranged between Frank Sla
Tln, tho Australian pugilist, and Jem Smith.
The fight will be with bare knuckles and for
200 a side. Smith wanted a larger stake, but
Slavtn was unwilling to fight for any greater
sum. The Pelican Club, of London, has offered
a purse of 1,200 for an eleht-round glove con
test between Peter Jackson, the colored cham
pion, and Jem Smith, the winner to receive
1,000 and the loser 200. Jackson has ac
cepted. Smith's response has not yet been re
ceived. Succeeded In Kllllne Fllmself.
George Herbicbswho shotathis wife twlco on
Thursday night without hitting her. and then
snot himself in the head, at his residence at 101
Troutman street, Brooklyn, died to-day of his
Injuries. Ho was visited by his wife before his
death and refused to shake hands with ber. He
said if be had a pistol then he would shoot her.
The pair quarreled frequently, but the quarrel
which leu to the shooting was about their
daughter. He had said she should not go to a,
picnic and his wife allowed her to go.
Fiefc 1vt Wn 1
It is rjurl that '
louaamsfce State of 1
A Swi.ettM wftfMk dm 1
an Atektoos grocery in sM'
Pat Brady, a oxivfot Mj
Been parnooed iy Geveroec
years ow, and has been ia
. If k eatiaated that the 1
and saver cote on the bottom at I
ajwaimijwn ox It WW stay Ufa
In dm MighberoKod ia '
week tasre were only two la
go aroaad amear 12 families, :
detailed to buid flreal
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"It you hadn't OK Mm yea aajskt
hung." MayerChlptey wiflssfiJlaJ
AKOTflEK STATE CONVENTION.
TWO COOL BURGLARS.
Tbey Enter an Omaha House nnd Proceed
' to Take a Bnlli.
Ou AHA, September 7. Last night Mrs. Bab
cock, a widow who lives at 53.5 Park avenue,
heard water running in tho bathroom. Going
to tho apartment sbo f ouud two strangers in
tho tnb perform ing their ablutions. They
commanded ber to keep quiet, and finished
their bath. They then ransacked the house,
but left without taking anything.
Accommodations for Lodgers.
From the Chicago Tribune.l
Wo find a statement in tho New York Sun
that "130,000 persons sleep in the station bouses
during'a year" in that city. We begin now to
understand what i3 meant when our esteemed
Gotham cotemporarics, in setting forth New
York's advantages as a site for the World's
Fair, speak in such glowing terms of its "facili
ties for the accommodation of visitors."
This Time It Will bo Held by the Union
israelii, tklzgeam to tub msvATcn-i
HARRisinmo, September 7. Three political
State conventions havo been held in this State
the past month, and on Thursday, September
26, another, the Union Prohibitory League,
will meet in tbe hall of the House of Repre
sentatives. The league does not intend placing
candidates in the field, but to co-operate with
existing political parties in placing men In
office who favor, and will contribute their in
fluence toward tbe enforcement of prohibitory
measures and the adoption of more stringent
statutes to lessen tbe evils of the liquor traffic
A branch of the league has been formed In
this county, of which ex-Iiepresentatlve Jack
son, formerly of Mercer, is President.
Corfele, one rf Gearta's aewtt Mm,
slteated ia Dooly eoaatyvff'a ptaM vrMlft
While Mr. Chambers, sfJmat
Mowaaateeatlatbe Utebee aarlttMalbaaa
babe attracted tbe mother's ittanSJoiLiiidTT
going to the child she foaid 73aalid
bitten it on the ey ends, whiea were MeedtoK.
At Saademille, Ga., last week, M. H.
Bird was eajsaged la pteoiog x spoke bf Ase ka
of a wheel when H broke from tbe tap of
hammer, and aratenie ball feH out .on the
floor. The spokes came from North CaroUsa.
and It Is fnvcosod that tbe ball taut nnihTN:
I tho woeeltiaee tbe trying days of 18 and 1886.
As a paasesger train thundered along -near
AUeytoa, Newaygo Coaaty Jtich., the
other day a large boMbeaded eagle arose frost
beside the traek and tried to fly aetata the rails
ahead of the train, bat It was Mraekbythe
engine and was tedcedogatatt a eyJiaderhead.
The engineer then west forward aa aaetwed
it. The bird measured six feet.fssa Me to Us
across its wings. t
The discovery of the corieaa foe save is
Ashley Valley, la the Bocky MeaBaw,'ee
tmues to attract attention. TeaMkaaalLwW
has just returned to Salt Lake City frefflt ere,
says that in the hitter part -of August he feasd
in the cave a section oi ice 25 feet high and 98
, feet thick at the base, A small lake was aJeo
discovered. One of the rooms la the eave was
over 1.200 feet long. The party whe weat ia
with Mitchell were bound together saaek after
the fashion of Alpine climbers.
tfifly-.five years ago a Eoeklaasl, Me.,
youth of 20 wrote a letter to ose ot tbe glrfa ia
school. The sudden appearance of the teaofcer
up that way frightened him and he taeked tie
missive between the laths of the pait-HIoa be
hind him. The schoolhouse was tera down the
other day and the letter was recovered by the
writer. No doubt be found it interested, bat
not half so much sos an instantaaeeas view of
the old gentleman's mind as he read It would
hare been, were such a thing possible.
The most interesting exhibit at tbe
Bockvllle (Ind.) fair was the miniature loco
motive, made by "Wilbert Blue, of Moatezaaa.
It was not a representation, but a real, werkfag
locomotive, with all parts attached, and capa
ble of being fired up and run with steam. 1
Every piece of this engine was made by Mr.
Blue daring odd times at his home. He made
the models, did bis own casting, In fact, "built
her from the ground up." The young gentle
man has never been employed ia any machine
shop, nor has he had any practical experience.
He Is a professional musician and piano tuner.
At Ila, Ga., something was seen in the
dead hours of the night near Mr. JXBorough's
mil a few nights ago which resembled a human
form. While some of the citizens were seining
below the mill this ghostlike form was seen b
ura, nut oeiore tney approached it a young
couple passed the road on their return from
preaching in a few feet from the ghost, which
did not retreat. Itwas observed to be ot imHp'
stature,hazel-eyed and black-haired. The male
driven by tbe joungouple took fright, at the
Btrange object and attempted to run. bnt was
checked by the young man. The lady was no
donbt as much surprised as frightened to see
such an object at that time.
Stage murders with guns and pistols art
often ridiculous farces. The black-hearted
villain fires at the flies and the persecuted hero
facing him drops "dead." To escape the ridicu
lous in this 11ns of stage effort a new weapon
has been Invented by M. Philiippe, Secretary
of the Souffes Parlsiennes, Paris. It contains
a Ions spiral spring, which carries a needle at
the end. The piece is loaded by compressing
tbe spring, which is retained by a simple
mechanism and Inserting in the muzzle a
cork, which contains a charge of fulminating
mercury. On pulling the trigger the sprrnc is
released and the needle strikes the fulminate,
wblch explodes, blowinsrtbe cork into dust. It
Is said that these guns can be leveled directly
at any person and discharged without risk.
Yisitprs to Danfnskie Island, off the
Georgia coast, during the summer, tell of the
roosting and brooding places of .the cranes on
the island. Storks, cranes and bitterns spend
the day, along Jhe estuaries ot the seacoast, and
wade and fly over the miles and miles of salt
marshes. A gentleman who was on the island
a few days ago said tbat he was ignorant of the
habits of the sea fowl, and one evening near
twilight he was returning to his quarters, and
when passing near a dense thicket he heard
a great chattering, and many of 'the voices
sounded like those of humans. Besting his gun
he listened attentively, and finally came to the
conclusion that it was a colony of cranes. He
threw a stick into the thicket, when, with a
wild shriek and screech, some 100 or COO cranes
flow ont, circled about a while, and, having re
covered from their frlsht, settled down again
from sight, still keeping up their chatter ?"d.
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An Ad for Chicago.
From the Washington Post.;
We shall expect now to see Chicago sot her
self up as an intelligent center, and point with
pride to the fact that she cannot find 12 citi
zens sufficiently ignorant to be entitled to sit
as jurors? in tho Cronin case.
A VACATION ROMANCE.,
Across the fields as we idly strolled,
In the cloudless summer day.
The winds were waiting the rare perfume
From the meadows of new mown hay.
And our hearts were still, as our lips kept time
To out steps on tbat pleasant way.
And'down where the brook like a wayward child
Hushes on o'er the pebbly floor.
And sprinkles tbe rocks with. Its diamond spray,
And ripples along the shore.
We stopped at the crossing; I gave him my hand,
And trustingly followed him o'er.
And when, in the twilight, we eaine again:
Oar lips for the once were still.
And he held my hand as we crossed the stream,
And hardly against my will;
For I gave my heart where I gave my hand,
At the foot of the noisy rill.
And when In the shade of tbe vine-clad porch
We parted, it seemed to me.
The stars were twinkling in rare delight,
Though I'm sure no eye could see x
If the spot on my cheek had a crimson blush,
And my heart" an ecstacy.
At Sidney, O., while workmen were grading
a street on a high hill a huge stone wall was un
earthed, whero no one ever saw buildings. It
Is about ten feet wide on top. Increases in
width as the excavations are made, and Is sup
posed to be about 20 feet high. It is built of
"niggerheads," of which 800 loads have been
hauled out. Tbe hill at the point of discovery
is 70 feet above tho'Ievel of the town. Tho
stones were found about four feet under tbe
surface, being accidentally struck while cut
ting a grade. It is supposed to be the work of
A West Chester young man cured himself
of the whistling habit by chewing g'um.
Mns. Jacob Hoffert, of Lower Saucon,
near Allentown, returned borne the other day,
and found her 2-year-old child on the kitchen
floor playing with a blacksnake. Two other
snakes were in the room, and all were killed
by the child's mother.
The knives of a mowing machine at Perki
omcnville, Montgomery county, cut into tbree
picres a 15-foot blachsnake that has frequented
the vicinity .for 15 years.
The head of an empty barrel, on wblch T. P.
Kline, of Eastern Salisbury.iwas seated, broke,
and Kline fell in. He was held a prisoner In
bis own barn for several hours.
A cORBBeroNDENT of the Harrlsburg Teh
graph has seen an .ear of corn four feet long,
and weighing 36 pounds in Ida county, Iowa.
Thousands of blackbirds make a roosting
ground of the old Allentown Fair Grounds.
A Wheelix o saloon keeper announces his
intention of voting the prohibition ticket
hereafter. . .
The dude is like an engine in that he car
ries a head light. Troy Press.
There is nothing so holy (and inexpen
sive) as a lister's love. Halifax CtironicU.
The little swell always likes to reach the
great wave of popularity. Kearney Enterprise.
It takes a swell lot of men to make a
success of a dried apple traiUHochesttr Post
Erprtss. Considering how little the bell knows, it
Is wonderful bow much It has tolled. Merchant
A man who has a cent leit after all his
debts are paid Is like a theatrical advance agent
one sent xhtsi.-CMcago Qlobe.
Hie jacet Thomas Jones,
Who said in fearless tones,
Three strikes, ' and went up higher.
Briggs I suppose yon took your roll in
the surf every day when you were at the sea
shore? Braggs Certainly not. Heft It at the
hotel.-Terrt Uautt Express.
"Miss Grace is a beauty, isn't she?"
'Yes, and she knows It, too."
"What makes you think that?"
'.Because Iteldherso myself." ZK Ciiucn.
"Beg pardon; yonr face seems familiar.
Haven't I met you somewhere before!"
Quite possible. I'm a Conscientious Scruple.
I'm attendlnz tbe Cronin trial."
"Shake; same here. I'm a Fixed Opinion."
Good Ones Are Scarce. Hopwood
Knox, did I ever tell you the story aboutthe Judge
and bis coon dog?
Knox 1 don't remember. Was It a good one?
Hopwood-Yes, a mighty good story.
Knox Then you never told It to me. Sew Tort
He stepped up and wrote on a Chicago
register. "J. Blnis, Worla's Fair City." Hotel
Clerk Where Is that city located, please? Guest
New York, of coarse. Hotel Clerk,-Um, yes.
Front, show the gentleman up to 2411. Utteenth
floor. Elevator out of order, sir. Kearney En
terprise. Papa (to little Ethel) Do yon know,
dear, that the one bright star you see above me la '
bigger than all the earth?
Ktbel-Oh, no, papa, that can't bel
Papa-Bat it Is. my dear.
Kthel -Then why doesn't It keep off the rain.
Ptex Me Up.
1 Chicago merchant (scowling at book
agent)-I have no time to look at your Bibles; I
have 4u at home. Hook agent But you have none
Ilk this. Tbis has a wbole page la the family
record for divorces, and Chicago merchant
O, that's dirertnt. Why didn't you speak up la
tbe first place. You may leave me a couple. Sim