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    The Democrat.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27. 1890.
HISTORY shows that thirteen States re
sponded at the first census, which was
taken a liundied years ago, sixteen to the
second, seventeen to the third, twenty
three to the fourth, twenty four to the
fifth, twenty-six to the sixth, thirty to the
seventh, thirty-three to the eightb, thirty
seven to the ninth, thirty-eight to the
tenth, and forty-two to the eleventh.
To Coi.. DOXN PI.ATT belongs the credit
of having started the crusade against
"The Car-Hog." Five years ago he con
tributed an article to the American Press
Association under this title. It had a
wide circulation and it had a good effect
in toning down the eccentricities of por
cine travellers. But, as in the case of lib
erty, it requires eternal vigilance to re
lorm the car-hog. There is a new crop
every year.
EVIDENTLY the Philadelphia Pre** is get
ting anxious lest the Harrison boat go
down. Recently it volunteered this re
freshing bit of advice : "No Adminis
tration and no party can afford a deficit
in any year, least of all a year like the
next, whose deficit must be discussed and
met just before a Presidential election.
It neither the House nor the Senate will
put the brakes on the passage of appro
priation bills President Harrison must."
MR. BLAINE wants commercial reciproc
ity with the Central and South American
States in accordance with the terms as set
forth in the following paragraph from his
recent lengthy letter to the President on
the work of the Pan-American Congress :
And the President of the United States Is
hereby authorized, without further legislation,
to declare tneportsof the United states free and
open to all the products of any nation of the
American hemisphere upon which no export
duties are imposed, whenever and so long as
such nation shall admit to Its ports, free of all
national, provincial (State), municipal and other
taxes, flour, cornmeal, and other breadstuffs,
preserved meats, nsh, vegetables and fruits,
cottonseed oil, rice and other provisions, Includ
ing ah articles of food, lumber, furniture, and
all other articles of wood, agricultural imple
ments and machinery, mining and mechanical
machinery, structural steel and Iron, steel
rails, locomotives, railway cars and supplies,
street cars, refined petroleum, or such other i
products of the United States as may be agreed
upon.
REPUBLICAN STATE POLITICS.
It should be understood that the man
who now controls the destinies of the Re
publican party is Matthew Stanley Quay.
Whoever is nominated at Harrisburg
morrow will be nominated by the power
of Quay. His man Delamater will not
have enough deiogates to nominate him
on the first ballot, but he will need less
than twenty votes, and if Quay wants him
to be nominated the Crawford Senator
will get them. If for the sake of peace in
the Republican ranks a new man is taken
up, it will be Quay's game none the less.
If Delamater is side-tracked to make way
for Hastings, he being the next in strength,
the plan will be Quay's. If there is a
stampede to Montoo'th or Stone the Quay
men will be at the head. With his
position in Washington, controlling the
patronage of the national administration
in this State, Quay can be relied on as
having his own way. The power of mak
ing or unmaking in Pennsylvania State
polities is his.
From the first he was claimed to be for
Delamater, although he denied it. The
Pittsburgh Times (Republican) says:
"No man who saw county after county
carried for Delamater by the work of the
Federal officeholders and the party ma
chine, which Senator Quay controls,
could doubt it [Quay's bargain with Dela
mater] without confessing his own imbe
cility-" Now Quay comes boldly to the
front in the interests of his friend, and is
traveling the State from eastern to western
border putting things in order. The Times
concludes its double-leaded editorial
thus:
in view ot senator quay's purpose, now ap
parent, to (orce the nomination of the one can
didate before the convention whose defeat Is
predicted, there is but one consolation visible.
AB the ltepublican party will have no responsi
bility for a candidate so forced upon Its back, it
wiu have no tears for his fate, whatever that
may|be. it will survive 1890 as It survived
four years of Paulson and lour years of Cleve
land. with unbroken heart and undiminished
vigor.
There is aii unmistakable ring about
the above utleraucc, which, coming from
a staunch Republican paper, would be
supposed to have some weight; and it
would in ordinary times, but, holding the
grasp he does on state politics and being
entrenched in high favor with the nation
al administration, Mr. Quay will have
his way.
Whether the whole Republican part)'in
the State will continue its menial sub
serviency cannot be told until after the
nomination. The muzzled press of course
will, and the unmuz.zled, which of late
has been raising considerable smoke, will
strive to seek some pretext for coming
into line, although tliey have been sound
ing notes of warning. Every man has his
price, and HQuay knows it. With his
schooling in the last national campaign
at bringing all factions into line, he will
hardly listen to the bluff games being
played by the organs of favorite can
didates.
The issue in this State this year is both
one of principles and one of men. Who
ever the Republicans nominate for Gov
ernor will stand as the representative of
Quayism; that is for cunning, trickery,
and boodle in politics. All are opposed
to Democratic principles. A vote for the
.Republican ticket will stand for all them,
and for the one-man power of Quay. A
vote for the Democratic ticket w>ll be a
vote for political freedom and honest nom
inations and elections. The people of
Pennsylvania will make the choice.
FATAL WORK OF THE LIGHTNING
ON SUNDAY EVENING.
A Woman Killed and a Young Man Prob
ably Fatally Stunned In Upper Pronpect
Daring Last Sunday's Thunder Storm-
Almost a Fire from the Lightning—A
Cow Killed by the Same Stroke.
During the prevalence of the thunder
storm on Sunday evening the lightning
struck a house in Upper Prospect, in
stantly killing one of its occupants and
perhaps fatally injuring a young man who
was at the house, just across the street
from his home. The particulars, as near
as can be learned, are about as follows :
Patrick Stanton lives in Upper Pros
pect. During the thunderstorm yester
day evening he noticed a blinding flash of
lightning followed almost the same instant
by a terrific peal of thunder. He knew
that it had struck not far distant. Look
ing out he saw something was wrong at a
house nearly across the street from his.He
at once ran over and found the woman
who lived there—Mrs, Stanley—lying
just outside the door. Smoke wa is
suing from the open door. The woman
was picked up, but was found to be life
less. The men then turned to look to the
fire. On entering the room they stum
bled over another body, which proved to
be John, the eighteen-year-old son of Mr.
Stanton. When he was dragged out he
seemed to be dead, but after being
in the fiesh air a short time he
partly revived and was carried home.
Medical aid was summoned, but not much
relief could be afforded him. He was
very nervous and much agitated, his
limbs contracting and trembling like a
person severely afflicted with St. Vitus'
dance. The flesh on his right side was
all raw from his arm to the thigh, and his
left foot about the instep was in a like
condition. His left shoe was also torn.
It is thought he will recover.
At the time of the stroke Stanton and
the woman were standing in the door
of her home. He had got home from
work shortly before, and was out watch
ing the approaching storm. When it
came on he stepped into Mrs. Stanley's.
Both were knocked down, 6he falling out
and he in. The bolt passed down through
to the open cellar under the house in
which stood a cow. She also was killed.
A Stunning Mow at Corporationg, TruKts
and Monopolies.
LILLY, PA., June 23. 1800.
To the KdUor of the Johnstown Democrat,
For the first time in three years the wri
ter has heard golden words from the pen
of the Hon. T. V. Powderly, who has
struck upon the keynote that has agitated
the public mind for the past years. His
article on the subjects—too lengthy to
copy—but the writer hopes that the prin
ciples enunciated will find their way to
the hearthstone of every American citizen,
and I earnestly hope the grand old Demo
cratic party will avail itself of the oppor
tunity to consider at length and adopt in
its platform the principles set forth by
one who believes is a Democrat devoted
to the aims and best interests of Nation,
State and people. If properly supported
they will be a great factor in the coming
contest to redeem the grand old Keystone
to the place it once occupied when it was
a Simon pure government of the people,
by the people and for the people—when
corporate bodies were as individuals,
compelled to live subservient to the' law.
Corporations now control the law-making
power and smile at the constitution that
once all men defended and obeyed. The
writer will have more to say on these sub
jects as time rolls on, if space is afforded
and abler advocates come to the front.
VIGILANT.
GlASOW —Loreiitz.
Thursday evening the 19th inst., Rev.
Paul Glasow and Mi3s Johanna Lorentz
were united in marriage in the temporary
German Lutheran Church on Bedford
street. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. 8. Muensch, of Pittsburgh, who
came here for that purpose yesterday
morning. The bridegroom is pastor of
the German Lutheran Church in this city,
which position he has filled since shortly
after the flood. He has shown himself
to be a man of superior ability in his line
of work. He has reorganized and gath.
ered together his scattered congregation
since the flood. The schools under his
charge were about the first to open after
that disaster. The bride is a sister of the
well-known shoe dealer. Mr. Ed. C. Lo
rentz. She was, prior to the flood, sales
lady in a prominent business establish,
ment. Since then she has been assisting
her brother in his store. She has many
friends who wish her and her husband a
long and happy life.
Editor*' Annual Excursion.
The Pennsylvania State Editorial As
sociation have almost completed arrange
ments for the annual excursion of that
body to Washington. D. C. It is proba
ble that arrangements will 'be made by
which members of the Association west
and north of Harrisburg, will assemble in
that city on Monday, July 14, and leave
for Washington by special train on Tues
day morning, July 15, and those at Phila
delphia and vicinity will assemble in that
city on the same date, and also leave for
Washington on the morning of July
15. The principal points of interest will
be visited in the national capital, a trip
down the Potomac river to Mt. Vernon,
thence to Old Point Comfort and other
Virginia resorts, after which they return
to Washington on Friday and take trains
for home on Friday night.
J. L. Smith, of Johustown, Pa., who
came here this week to attend the funeral
of Thos. Smith, was one of the unfortu
nates in the famous Johnstown flood a ,
year ago, having lost his wife and three
children, and himself having a narrow es
cape. His home and property were also
destroyed.— Proepecl (0.) Advance.
GLEANINGS FROM EVERYWHERE.
If you can count three slowly—that is,
one count to the second—between the
flash of lightning and the peal of thunder,
you may know that destruction has not
been wrought in your own locality. The
flash and the crash are really simultane
ous, only the light of the former travels
much more swiftly than the sound of the
latter. If it takes three seconds for the
noise of the thunder to reach you, then
the storm is 3,370 feet—two-thirds of a
mile—away. But when the flash and the
peal come close together, then shake
yourself to see if you are hit.
Drinking water is carried through all
passenger trains in some of the States at
brief intervals and passengers And it a
convenience. The trip to the water cooler
in a rapidly moving train and the g> m
nastic skill required to prescvere one's
balance while taking a draught in full
view of admiring fellow-passengers should
be unnecessary. A water boy is an im
provement on the candy boy. Small at
tentions of this sort reduce the discom
forts of long trips by rail. The custom
begau on a Connecticut railroad during
the war when water was carried through
the cars to sick and wounded soldiers
returning from the front. A law was
passed in 1804 making the service obliga
tory and extending it to all passengers.
Now is the time to give the victuallers
a needed respite by a general reduction
in the amount of meat consumption. Veg
etables are plentiful and cheaper and
more wtiolesome than meat; fruits are
becoming more abundant, and they are
not only healthful, but in a large degree
nutritions as well. Those who eat least
meat during such Intensely hot weather as
that of the past week arc the ones who
sleep best, also those who drink as little
ice water as possible. If you will drink it
take it in moderate draughts. There is a
constant temptation in hot weather to
drink freely of ice water. It tastes good,
very good, and it requires a considerable
amount of moral courage to abstain from
gulping down a large gobletful of it at
once, instead of consuming five or ten
minutes in the operation. Water of high
er temperature will much more effectu
alleg quench thirst, and those who care
to notice the effect of a copious drink of
ice water will find that in a minute or two
thereafter the cooling effet is annulled
and an uncomfortable sensation of warmth
follows.
The assessment returns from the sev
eral counties of Pennsylvania shows a
maiked increase in the value of real es
tate compared with the assessment of
1888. There is a gain of 90,571 in the
number of taxable inhabitants, of which
Philadelphia is credited with 79,640. The
reports from the counties of Allegheny,
Blair, Centre, Cumbeiland, Franklin,
Lackawanna, Luzerne, MiAlin, Warren
and Wyoming show a slight decrease in
the number of taxables. The remaining
counties show an increase, although in
some the gain is less than one hundred.
In itlie value of all real estate taxable for
county purposes there is an increase of
i|162,508,587 over the previous year.
There is an increase of 25,404 in the
number of horses returned,and an increase
of $1,733,496 in their value, and in the
number of cattle the increase is 41,367,
with an increase of $92,071 In their value.
All the counties return money at interest,
with the additional amount of $17,379,281
over the previous year. In twenty-eight
counties there is an increase in the
amount returned, while in thirty-nine
there is a decrease. In 1888 the aggre
gate value of all property taxable for State
purposes was returned at $431,111,881,
while for the present year it is $448,537,-
130, making an increase of $17,425,249.
and the inerease in the amount of State
tax assessed is $52,279.97 over the pre
vious year. Fifty-one counties of the
State show an aggregate debt of $64,477, •
980.63, As compared with last year there
is a decrease of $1,647,312.03. In ten
counties the debt has been increased,
while in thirty-one it has been decreased.
Underground Heroes.
New York World.
The grimy fellows who have been toil
ing for days to rescu- the entombed miners
at Dunbar, Pa., are fit companions for
those who lead forlorn hopes in war.
Indeed, their heroism is of a nobler sort
than any that war can show, for their
deeds of daring and endurance are done
for sheer love of their fellow-men with
out the compulsion of discipline, the in
spiration of enthusiasm or the hopes of
applause or reward.
Unseen of men, there in the bowels of
the earth, these men have wrought with
pick and shovel till they fell insensible
from exhaustion. They have put their
own lives in instant and imminent peril
by pushing their tunnel forward withou
pausing to construct proper supports, lest
delay to reach the end should prove fatal
to the men they hope to rescue.
These are true heroes of courage and
endurance, and it is a reproach to our
civilization that it has devised no means
of fitly recognizing such self-sacrifices as
theirs, but preserves in this industrial
age the false traditions inherited from a
military epoch, and reserves its highest
admiration for deeds of daring in the de
struction rather than in the salvation of
human life.
Death of a Noted Colored Minister*
Word was received here by telegraph
last Monday announcing the death of Rev.
James A. Mulligan, of Bedford, at that
place yesterday morning. Ue was one of
the most noted colored preachers of the
A. M. £. Zion Church in this country, and
was Grand Secretary of the colored Ma
sonic fraternity in the United States.
THE FATAL HI.IE HOLE SCORES
ANOTHER VICTIM.
Harry James, of the Twelfth YVard,
Drowned and George Stickler, of the
Seventh Ward, Nearly Drowned on Suur
day Afternoon in the " Blue Hole,"
Above Moxliaw.
On Sunday about 3 o'clock a young man
named Harry James was drowned in the
Stonycreek river at the place known as
the " Blue Hole," above the Johnson
Foundry, Moxham, a short distance out
side the city limits.
He and a number of other young men
were bathing in the river. Being a good
swimmer, he undertook to teach a friend,
George Stickler, of the Seventh ward,
the art of swimming. They were some
distance from the bank of the stream,
when the latter apparently lost control of
himself. He struggled fiercely, but those
on shore thought James, who was a strong
man and a good swimmer, would be able
to get him out. Seeing that the two men
were in danger of drowning, some of the
bathers went to their aid with a boat.
The struggling men had come up the
second time and were about disappearing
again when one of the rescuers caught
Stickler by the hair, while another
grabbed hold of James' foot. Stickler
was pulled out insensible, but James
kicked loose and was lost to view. His
body was not recovered until late in the
evening, when it was taken to the morgue
and prepared for burial.
It was with great difficulty that Stick
ler was resuscitated, it being about twenty
minutes before he was able to speak.
James was a young man about twenty
two years of age, and lived with his un
cle on Quarry street, Twelfth ward.
Til® KXi'EKIENCK OF AN' EVfi-WITNESS.
Mr. Patrick Stanton, father of the
young man who was so badly stunned by
ligbning on Sunday evening in Upper
Prospect, was interviewed by a represen
tative of the DKMOOKAT yesterday, and
gave the following as his experience in
the matter :
" I was in my house when the clap of
thunder came along, and I thought it had
set my house on lire. I said to my wife,
That has done damage somewhere con
venient to here.' She told me to come in
side. At that moment a woman carrying
a child.and crying ' murdei" at the
top of her voice. Pour children
were following hor. She hollowed to me
that Mulda Madden and my son Thomas
were killed, and with that I ran to the
place, when I saw the house was on lire.
I called ' tire !' at the top of my voice. It
was so rough that nobody came. When
I got to the house, I found the woman ly
ing dead outside the door, I took her
and put her in a reclining position against
the side of the house. By that Anthony
Frankauser came to my assistance. He
took a large basin to throw water ou the
Are. I asked him to see if there were
more bodies there belorc he put water on
that. There was so much smoke and gas
that you couldn't secanytbi.ig. He called
to mc that he thought there was a body
lying inside the door. I dropped
the woman, who showed not the
least signs of life, and went for
the man. I caught him by the feet and
dragged him out on his back, when I saw
the man, I hollowed to Frankhouscr,
'My God, this is my sou Tom!' With
that I told him to come to my assistance.
We put my son up by a stone fence with
his face to the rain and wind. IJe was
there ten or fifteen minutes before I could
discern any life in him. 1 noticed him
gasping for breath. When he was able
to breath a little stronger and faster, I
told Frankhkuser to put out the Are,
which he did. I then told him to go to
my house and tell my son to get a horse
and go for a doctor in all haste. By that
time a neighbor, Pat. Mahaney, came to
my aid. The Arc caught again and
Mahaney threw out the clothing that was
on Are, and in throwing water on the bed
he heard the screams of a bady. By that
time (wo more men came and tOJk the
baby away. Thomas was now consider
ably better, but he still acted queer. We
got a door and carried him home, the rain
still falling. Dr. Porch soon arrived and
dressed my son's burns. This morning
he seems to he coming around pretty
well."
ANTIQUITY Olf THE CENSIi*.
Enumerators Antedate the Christian Era*
but Weren't Always MO Inquisitive*
Boston Herald.
As the late S. S. Cox, of New York,
said on February 18, 18711, in addressing
the House of Representatives rel '.ive to
the bill authorizing the tenth census : " A
census is DO new thing under the sun. It
antedates the Christian era. It illustrates
the Chinese, Japanese, Hebraic, Grecian
and Roman civilizations."
The Jewish census listed the first born
and first fruits, and was at first a religious
custom. Afterward it was used for fight
ing purposes. In Rome the period of
taking the census was five years, or, as
the Romans distinctively calle.l it, a
lustrum; and the completion of the work
was celebrated as a national holiday, the
day of lustration, when good citizens were
rewarded and bad citizens were held up
to public ignominy.
Despite its antiquity, however, the cen
sus never reached beyond a mere enu
meration or counting of the people until
the United States extended its significance.
Statistics themselves first entered the
scientific phase in 1741), when the new
science received its name and the first com
plete statement of its principles by Prof.
Achenwall, of Gottingeu. It is only dur
ing the past two generations that statis
tical activity touched all varieties of hu
man employment and resource. When
the Constitution of the United Slates was
formed there was no Government on earth
that provided in its fundamental law for
taking a census.
CHARITY THAT PAID.
This Narrative li Vouched for a. Helm? a
True Sitory of Gotham.
From chatter,
Young Mr. de B. is a broker, and like
most men in his walk of life, generously
disposed.
As he left bis office one day last week
he was accosted by a rough-looking,
raggedly dressed man who lequested the
gift of fifty cents with which to purchase
a dinner.
" Why should I give you fifty cents for
your dinner?" asked young Mr. B.
" What claim have you upon me ?"
"None," 6aid the beggar. "That is,
no more than the hungry and penniless
always have upon those who have some
thing to spare."
" Do I look as if I had something to
spare ?
" You are a btoker," returned the alms
seeker. •' 1 never knew a broker who
had nothing to spare to a hungry man."
"Why don't you go to work ?"
"I may have to if you de'cline to assist
me."
"That is strange. What is your work ?"
"I'll tell you. lam a pickpocket, and 1
have just this afternoon been discharged
from prison. I have no money, no friends.
I am, as I have said, hungry. You see
what I am brought to —starvation or
crime. If I can get a good dinner I may
be able to stave off the other alternative
for awhile."
Young Mr. de B. was impressed—na
turally so, I think. Putting his hand into
his trousers pocket, he drew forth a half
dollar and handed it to the ex-convict.
"There," he said, "there's yonr din
ner. I shall be glad if I can save you from
crime, even for a little while."
At this young Mr. de B. started on
his way, but the beggar was at his
elbow.
"I say, my friend," said he.
" Well?"
" Would you mind telling me the
time ? "
•' There is the clock in Trinity steeple."
" I know that—but your time. What
is it?"
Impatiently Mr. ilc B. felt for his watch
It was gone.
" I have been robbed," he cried.
"Precisely," said the ex-convict. "And
here is the watch," taking it from the
pocket of his greasy coat. "I took it
whiie you were hesitating about giving
me the half dollar. The Lord helps them
that helps themselves, but lie also helps
them as helps others. Take your watch.
I don't need it. You got tt cheap."
And so saying, the beggar turned and
walked down the staeet, and was soon lost
to view.
Then young Mr. de 8., replacing his
timepiece in his pocket, sauntered home
ward, thinking deeply all the while, and
thanking his stars that being a broker he
was, like most men in his walk of life,
generously disposed.
Timely Pennsylvania Treason.
From the Philadelphia American (Rep.)
Treason overshadows the coming Con
vention, represented., by the so-called
"Chairman" of the State Committee, who
has betrayed the party trust and has de
voted to private and factional ends the
power which was given him for the com
mon good. It is represented by an aspir
ant for Governor whose candidacy hangs
like a pall over the hopes of the Republi
cans, because it is founded on political
bargaining, is up ,eld by dangerous eor
p irate alliances, is clouded with undcnu d
charges of dishonor, and must be devoted
if, successful, to the service of a boss-si dp
which, having passed through every stage
of offense, lias readied now that in which
it degrades the manhood of the party and
has become intolerable. Such is the trea
son to real Republicanism whicli obtrudes
its evil presence in the Covention. The
insolent intrigues of Chairman Andrews to
forestall the party's choice, the audacious
and unworthy candidacy of Air. Delearaa
ter for tiie Governorship and the degrad
ing control which Mr. Quay has exercised
over the party's actions, all tend to de
stroy the Republican party of Pennsylva
nia and to make the meeting of its Con
vention in 1800 a milestone on the road to
National disaster.
Is It Expedient. T
New York World.
The passage of the proposed Federal
Election law would plainly be wrong.
But those who are bent upon passing it
refuse to consider questions of right and
wrong.
It may be wortl tueir while, however,
to consider the question of expediency.
The Southern States, at which the bill is
aimed, have grown peaceful and ptospcr
ous since the policy ot letting them alone
was adopted in 1877. Northern men of
all parties have invested money tfi South
ern enterprises,until now whatever affects
the peace and prosperity of that region is
of as vital concern in the north as in the
south.
Is it good policy to set the south in a
ferment again ? Apart from all questions
of right, is it expedient to pass annoying,
nagging, irritating statutes of a partisan
character which cannot fall to work det
riment to trade and industry at the south,
with consequences which will be equally
felt at the north ? Is it expedient tor the
Republican party to proclaim its implaca
ble hostility to a peaceful south in which
northern interests are so closely bound
up ? Is it wise to unsettle the industries
of half the people for the sake of a small
and unfair partisan advantage.
Perhaps the Senate will think on these
things.
Itazzle—How much did you pay for
that dres9 suit you had the other even
ing ?
Dazzle—Fifty cents an hour.—Fur
nisher.
FIE FOR SIXTEEN IN LONDON.
An American Traveller Finds
in a Place That Fasciuated Dickens.
There is a pie shop in London that I
Chailes Dickens used to stand before, ,1
when, as a cfcild, be drudged in a black- jji
ing factory. Every day, OD bis way to I
and from work, be paused to de- I
vour the viands with bis eyes, and* J
sometimes, as he said, he pressed his 'a
tongue to the window panes, as if by ;.-l
doing that he got a little bit of a taste of 1
the good things that lay so near, yet BO M
far beyond his reach. An Amertcan rail- ' i
road man, who admires Dickens, hunted i
up this pie shop when he was recently in M
London, in order to gratify sentiment and m
curiosity. It proved to be a mero box of *
a place, in a poor quarter of the city, hut J
the original business was still conducted K
there, and pastry of doubtfully uncertain 1
age still occupied the window. As tbf
traveller peered into the shadowy interior
a voice piped at his elbow: " Please, sir, -j\
will you buy rae a weal pie ?"
The owner of the voice was a small, dis- j
hevelled person, with whom a veal pie or |
any other kind would have agreed right 4
well, and he made bis request from f
motives of undoubted and strenuous per- I
sonal interest. The American replied, as |
Americans do sometimes, with another, J
question :
" How many boys do you suppose that
shop could hold ?
'I dunno. About fifteen or sixteen, I
should think."
Well, you go and get fifteen more'* I
boys, and bring them bacK here."
The boy studied the man's face for a
moment, as if to make sure that he was
in the enjoyment of his senses, then hurl
ed himself into a side street with a yH.
Hardly a minute elapsed before he re- !
turned, the head of a procession of £ix- §
teen gamins, assoited as to size and cloth- |
ing, unanimous in appetite and hope. 3
This ragged battalion assembled close be- j
hind the benefactor and followed him pre- j
cipitately into the shop when he announc
ed that he was going to give them all the J
pie they wanted. For a quarter of an >s
hour the astonished baker served " weal j
an' 'am " pies, hand over hand, to the six- ]
teen astonished youth of London, whife lj
the American sat down and watched the j
scene with hardly less astonishment. Few |
words were spoken and the onslaught was j
as fierce and persistent while it lasted as J
the charge at Tel el-Kebir. the exhaus- *
tion of supplies brought the banquet to an j
end, and the traveller paid the Bcorc, I
thinking it little to pav, in view of the fun 5
he hart had, while the boys tumbled into I
the street, cheering feebly on account jf
the gorged condition, and went to spread
the news of this miracle tbiough the lance V"
of London. * 1
The Public School Oticstiou.
Philadelphia Times.
The question of compulsory English
education has become an absorbing issuo
in the Western States, where there is a
very Iwrge foreign population. Wisconsin J
is likely to be revolutionized politically 'm
by the unwise compulsory act that forbids
the teaching of nuv otiier than the English
language even in parocial or other special .
schools, and the subject has caused the '
Lutheran Synod of lowa to make a deliv
erance that very cleatly defines the atti
tude of that church.
Tiie position assumed by the Dubuque
Lutheran Synod is simply unanswerable.
It declares public schools a public neces
sity, anil that all citizens of every faith
should aid in supporting them for the
general good, eveu if they prefer special
schools for tiieir own children; but it
demands the right to maintain parochial
schools, without aid from the State, In
which their own language and their own
faith may be taught. It also favors com
pulsory attendance at school, with the
single reservation that each pupil or pa
rent may choose between the public and
the parochial or private school.
The Lutheran declaration on public
schools and compulsory attendance is
simply the honest demand of fair-minded,
citi7,ens and it should be accepted by peo
ple of every political an I religious faith-
Public scnools have become an integral
part of our free institutions and the puj
lie welfare demands that they shall be f
maintained from the common revenues
of the people ; but the right to teach any
language or any religion in parochial or
private schools cannot be disputed. Com
pulsory attendance at school should also
be the law of every State; but if any
parent or pupil shall prefer another to -
the public school, and pay for the same J
in addition to supporting the
school system, who can object to it ? JH
Card From Trot. Stollewerk'a WMow.<J £|
The following card has been receives
from the widow of the late Prof. Philip' |
Stollewerk :
To all friends of >i>o law deceased husband, iro~ I
fetter Philip stollewerk. 3F
The lunderslgneil herewith tenilers her most
heartfelt thanks to Mr. Ktl. K. HoUmann, Mr.
George n. llohmann. Messrs. Bennett & Greer,
Doctors Schiil and Matthews, liev. shlpmau,
Rev. Beale, the Lutheran choir, German <juar*i
tette Club. Hai-monle Singing Society, and the f
I'hllharraonle club, with tne ussurance that she f
will forever remember the love and sympathy m
which was shown to my bereaved husband.®
May God reward them all, as circumstances pp-m
vent me to tell them my feelings personally. \j
JOUANNA STOLI.EWERK. . W
New York, June 19, lsoo.
lleutii of NUm Lucretla Canan.
Miss Lucretia Canan, daughter of the
late Robert H. and Mrs. Sarah Canan, J
died JSunday morning at 4:30 o'clock at 1
Braddock, where the family has resided 1
since the flood. The funeral will be held/
this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remain/ j
will arrive at 10:13 this forenoon, Stii |
vices will be held in the Methodist ChUTChY
by Rev. H. L. Chapman, D. D., assisted
by Rev. McGuire, of Pittsburgh. Inter
ment will be made in Grand View.