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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, APR. 12, 1SS9.
TUBNING THE TABLES.
Judging from the report of Bir Charles
Russell's speech before the Parnell Com
mission yesterday it is not unreasonable to
believe that it is the intention of Mr. Par
nell and his colleagues to ask ior the ap
pointment of a royal commission to inves
tigate the Times' conspiracy, if the present
commission decide that it i beyond their
statutory powers to make such on inquiry.
This is an intimation of Mr. Parnell's re
solve to complete the rout of his dastardly
enemies, which will be hailed with joy
wherever freedom and fair play are held in
The eloquence of a great pleader was
never better employed than is Sir Charles
Bussell's in the extraordinary trial now in
progress. Already it is plain that he will
leave the conspirators lurking under the
sorry shadow of the Times, not a plank to
stand on, before he resumes his seat. Yes
terday the suborners of perjury and forgery,
as well as their wretched tools, felt the
stinging lash of Sir Charles' tongue. A
most dramatic scene indeed, though the pro
ceedings before the commission have been
strangely fruitful of such. The court
crowded but hushed into solemn silence,
while the rope oi logic and hard facts is
winding about the malignant persecutors of
The Legislature took the fine old war
horse Patriotism out of its stall yesterday
and gave it a rousing gallop in the Capitol
at Harrisburg. It is hardly necessary to
add that this inspiring scene was incident
to a debate on a proposed jaunt and jollifica
tion for the legislators at the State's ex
pense. It is really wonderful how patriotic
a legislator can be when his fingers are in
the people's purse.
"Well, the result of this particular exhibi
tion of patriotism is that the entiie Legisla
ture, Senators and Assemblymen, and the
Governor and his staff, will all take part in
the Centennial celebration at New York,
the necessary expenditure for transportation
and hotel accommodating to be defrayed
by the State Treasury.
A few Senators were outspoken intheirop
position to this use of the State's money, but
it was finally approved by a vote of 20 to 13v
The patriotic legislators will therefore as
sist in the extraordinary proceedings
planned by the great McAllister and smiled
on bv every individual in the immortal
"When the Senate's concurrence with the
House's resolution was reported to the latter
body ifSvas hailed with natural enthusiasm,
to which the erudite W. Fow, of Philadel
phia, contributed a witty inquiry as to tbe
identity of George "Washington. All the
Representatives present were thus enabled
to astound Mr. Fow, and possibly, their
constituents, with the immensity of their
knowledge revealed in the reply that Wash
ington was first in peace, first in war, and
first in the hearts of his countrymen.
THORNS AT TEE 0UTSTAET.
In taking up journalism in the wild and
woolly West, Bussell Harrison has been
doomed to an early acquaintance with some
of the thorns in the path. A miserable
slander of a peculiarly mean and cowardly
sort, affecting a "Washington lady, found its
way to Buffalo, was there printed and
strayed into the paper which Mr. Harrison
publishes in Montana, before Mr. Harrison
was yet connected with its direction.
Though he caused retraction of the story, it
seems that a personal apology on his own
part was further insisted on, and in default
he was yesterday subjected to criminal
prosecution in New York.
The case has no importance beyond its
personal bearings, excepting in so far as it
adds another illustration to the possibilities
of procedure for libel. If the original
libeler were "punished, or even the party
who copied the story at second-hand, only
justice might be done; but it is a pretty
rough experience for Russell at the
threshold of his career to hare to imply by
a personal apology.that he was personally
cognizant of an offense of which he knew
nothing, or else enjoy the scarcely less disa
greeable alternative of being adjudicated
upon by a New York Alderman.
AN TOSTJCCESSTUL HaNEUVEB.
The evident attempt to switch off from the
clear main track of the admitted discrimina
tions against Pittsburg to the convenient
siding leading to Mr. Carnegie's personal
motives will mislead nobody. Whatever
the motives of the Braddock manufacturer,
he has thrown an instructive and timely
light on a subject which every succeeding
day will more strongly show to be of vital
importance to Pittsburg. Whether what he
has so boldly said, backed by the corrobo
rative testimony of so many other leading
shippers, will or not insure a State Commis
sion, or even the passage of the mild
anti-discrimination bill now before the
House, or stimulate a movement for a com
petitive line, is to be demonstrated farther
on. That the public are enlightened by
the discussion is undoubted. That even the
Pennsylvania Bailroad officials may be
brought by it to a farther-sighted policy to
' wars this section is even within belief. Mr.
Carnegie has pressed home upon them the
vital fact that they derive their greatest
profits from Pittsburg and the adjacent ter
ritory. He has showed that the railroad ton
nage of Pittsburg shipments is greater than
that oi any other city in the United States.
He has suggested the pertinent inquiry
whether it is not better business policy for
the Pennsylvania Bailroad to develop this
goldmine at its terminus hereby equal
rates, in place of taxing it speolally to keep
up a non-paying competition for the "benefits
of points afar off, like Chicago.
In a bustling, active city like Pittsburg,
and in times like these when enterprises and
the men behind them move with snch mo
mentum, it will naturally happen that some
people jostle some other people. The toes
that are never trodden on are few and far
between. This may produce personal likes
and dislikes, but such should have no place
in questions which affect the prosperity of
the whole city. As The Dispatch stated
at the start, the matter of freight rates is in
no sense a personal issue; and if Mr. Car
negie is to be auswered at all it must be
upon tne merits of his contention, not by the
befogging irrelevancy of guessing rightly or
wrongly at the immaterial point as to his
It is the truth and the force of what he
says that has to do with the case not his
motive in the saying of it.
WALSH'S LITTLE CHAPTEE.
Some day a full history of how the Lon
don Times conducted its conspiracy against
Parnell will be written, and it will make a
narrative at once terrible and amusing.
While Sir Charles Bussell is rapidly destroy
ing the last standing stones of tbe wall that
the Ttmcs worked so hard to erect about Par
nell and his colleagues, from outside sources
almost daily we are having the new details
of the attempts made by the Timet' instru
ments to concoct a case against innocent
Yesterday Thomas Walsh revealed an
other chapter of the miserable story. He
was to have been a witness before the Par
nell Commission for the Times, but slipped
away the night before he was called.
Walsh had been confined in jail for a long
term tfor participation iu Fenian plots.
While a prisoner Scotland Yard officials
tried to induce him to testify that Mr. Par
nell had been implicated in Fenian conspir
acies, but he refused. After he had been
liberated on ticket of leave, however, he con
cluded to pretend to help the Times case
and in reality to help it to destruction.
Mr. Soames, the solicitor of the Timet,
accepted Walsh's assistance with innocent
joy and sent him to hunt for dangerous doc
uments in Ireland. Walsh hnnted indus
triously so long as Mr. Soames kept up the
supply of ten-pound notes. Of course he
found nothing, unless it were that Mr.
Soames was willing, nay eager, to swallow
any absurd cock-and-bull story so long as it
was hurtful to the credit of the Home
Rulers. Finally, as is well known, Walsh
disappeared, and a part of the Times struct
ure fell in.
EASTERN CBITICS BEWABE!
A considerable portion of the West is
growing extremely sensitive upon the point
oi Its literary standing. In Minnesota,
Iowa, Nebraska and other Western States,
we have recently seen signs in plenty of
dissatisfaction with the air of superiority
which the East, and more especially Boston,
is still in the habit of putting on when deal
ing with literature or art originating in the
West And this chafing seems to be very
fairly justified by the products which West
ern authors have exhibited, not only in the
local fields, but in those of the nation, and
sometimes of the world.
The Omaha Herald Is the latest to voice
this insurrectionary feeling against the lit
erary patronage oi the East It seems that
in the last number of tbe Book Buyer it is
insinuated rather vaguely that Miss Alice
French, better known under her nomme de
plume of Octave Thanet, who lives at Dav
enport, la., owes her pictureique vocabu
lary, delicate discrimination, and admirable
style to the fact that her father occasionally
went through Boston on the "cars. This has
provoked the Serald to recite the names of
a score of deservedly famous authors of
Western or Southern birth, and suggests
satirically that they all owed their literary
ability to some chance visit for a week to
New York or Boston.
It is painful to see the truly great critics
of the East set up in the pillory. But
needed reforms are seldom brought about
without pain to somebody. We can witness
the crucifixion of a Boston critic with a
feeling that is fearfully near to joy.
With what uncommon joy President Har
rison must have greeted the delegation of
school girls that waited on him yesterday!
Here were a dozen hearty, healthv, and we
will be bound, handsome .young women,
who came simply to gratify their natural
feminine curiosity and express their respect
for the Chief Magistrate of the Nation.
They only asked for a shake of the hand
and a look into the Presidental face. They
tvere granted both readily.
Very few of Mr. Harrison's visitors nowa
days can be so easily accommodated. On
the face of almost every .man who enters
the President's library is an air of desire
and deep expectancy. A penchant for post
offices and a craving for consulates are the
prevailing characteristics of their conversa
tion. But these jolly school girls ate candy
all the time, and if they said anything
beyond a murmurous how-d'ye-do and good
by, we will venture to say it was some
pretty speech such as the free and independ
ent maidens of Texas are famous for. They
were delighted with everything they saw;
and the President did not give a sigh of re
lief when their trim dresses whisked out of
the door. Perhaps he heaved a sigh when
he thought how few and far between the
visits of angels are.
The appointment of ex-Solicitor General
Jenks by the Republican administration to
continue the Government's s'truggle with
the Bell Telephone monopoly is a worthy
recognition of the professional ability of a
political opponent. Mr. Jenks was of the
very best timber in Mr. Cleveland's execu
tive council. As Pennsylvania's contribu
tion to the late administration, the State
will feel proud of the confidence in tbe
Brookville lawyer which the Republicans
Boulakgee has allowed aVhole day to
elapse without proclaiming the awful fate
he has in store for the French Ministry,
and the latter have returned the compli
ment by abstaining from ordering a new in
dictment of the pocket-edition Napoleon.
Disputed elections are costly things to
everybody concerned except the disputants.
The State Legislature has unseated Nicolls,
tile Democrat, and seated in his place Fin
ley, the Republican, at au expense to the
State amounting already to over 514,000,
and likely to reach $20,000. But both
Philadelphians drew their salaries as mem
bers of the House pending the inquiry.
Sullivan, the pugilist, is continually
disappointing the public. A few weeks ago
he was reported to be drinking himself to
death, and yesterday he .seemed, to a re
porter's eyes, to have recovered his health.
The wife of a great man is seldom able
or willing to serve her husband so nobly as
v - -
Mrs. Gladstone is doing. She is always at
her place in the court when Sir Charles
Russell's eloquence is helping to put the
Grand Old Man into power again. She re
ports the proceedings to Mr. Gladstone at
dinner, thus enabling him to reserve his
strength for other duties. ,
Happily there was no bloodshed at the.
evictions near Falcarragh, Ireland, yester
day. This was due to the patient courage
of the peasants, not to the evictors, whose
methods were as brutal arnsual.
The militia of the State will hardly con
cede the justice of the Legislature voting
itself a free trip to New York during tbe
Centennial alter it had declined to pay for
the transportation ot the troops. The citi
zens of New York, who are already protest
ing at having to pay for the presence of the
Pennsylvania National Guard, have pretty
good grounds for making sarcastic" remarks.
When a man has passed the limit of
three score years and ten it is somewhat odd
for him to mate with a girl of fifteen. Yet
such a case was revealed in the marriage
license office yesterday.
Some sanguine admirer of Lord Ran
dolph Churchill has cabled his opinion that
Lord Salisbury will shortly offerhat erratio
statesman a place in the Cabinet If the
Tory leader is foolish enough to do this
Gladstone's return to power will be hast
ened. Lord Churchill has always ruined a
party which he could not rule.
If the superb weather will last a few
days longer we shall begin to believe that
there is such a season as spring in America.
The great Poet Whittier has added his
voice to the protest against enforcing idle
ness in prisons. His sympathies are always
truly democratic, and when he protests
against a system which he says can only fill
the prisons with maniacs, Jus words should
find an echo in every heart
PEOPLE 01? PR0MISEN0E.
Ex-Attorney General Garland has
bung ont bis shingle and will spend tbe rest of
bis days in Washington practicing law.
John S. Butler, a messenger in tbe State
Department, has been designated to accompany
tho Samoan Commission as a messenger.
Hiram Williamson, one of tbe 600 who
rode into tho "Valley of Death" at Balaklava-j
in ISM, has just been made chief porter at tbe
Boston postofflce. He is 70 years of age.
Senator Spooner, of Wisconsin, is the
smallest in stature of the members ot the
United States Senate, but one of the brainiest
men in that body. When be first went to
Washington he was subjected to no end ot ridi
cule about bis size, which touched his sensitive
nature not a little.
Governor Biggs, of Delaware, owns a
dozen peach farms, is heavily interested in sev
eral railroads, and is tbe possessor of wealth in
other forms. He does not show this in bis
dress, however, for he wears a swallow-tail
coat, low-cut vest, and wide trousers, all of the
style of 40 years ago, while a high white bat
covers bis head.
One of the earliest recollections of the late
Lewis Hayden, the well-known colored man ot
Boston, was an amusing experience that he
bad when he saw Lafayette. He was perched
on a tenee, joining heartily in the enthusiasm.
He attracted the attention of the distinguished
Frenchman, who looked directly at him and
lifted his bat This so frightened the little
follow that he fell backward off the fence.
When Attorney General Milder first arrived
in Washington he looked like a plain country
lawyer on an outing. His suit of rusty black
had an unfashionable cut and set He wore a
turndown collar, with a shoestring necktie,
and the high top boots which allow tbe trous
ers to find refuge when the snow Is deep. Strag
gling and untrimmed whiskers fringed bis
honest face. Now he has changed all this. In
tbe Rlggs house the other night he wore an
elegant full dress suit ot fine material, fashion
able cut and perfect fit, and he looked thor
oughly at borne in it
The oldest Episcopal clergyman -In Massa
chusetts, and one of the oldest in New En
gland, is Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Lambert, of
Boston. He is nearly SO years old, and has
retired from active service, but his mental
faculties are well preserved. He held pleasant
social relations with General Jackson, Daniel
Webster, Edward Everett, General Cass, Sena
tor Benton, and other prominent men of 10
years ago. For 20 years he was a chaplain in
the navy, and he has been a Freemason for
nearly 60 years, the thirty-third degree being
conferred on bim in 1869.
Lieutenant Parker, of the navy, will
accompany tbe Samoan Commission, which
sails from New York Saturday, in the capacity
of Secretary. He has been attached to the
Adams for three years, and it is expected that
his knowledge of Samoan affairs, acquired dur
ing the stay of the Adams at Apia, will be of
assistance to tbe commission. Lieutenant
Buckingham, now naval attache at the United
States Legation at London, but lately attached
to tbe Berlin Mission in a similar capacity,
will join tbe commission at Berlin, and also
act in the capacity ot Secretary.
THE1B FIRST BOW.
Tbe Shadyslde Glee Clab Give Their First
The Shadyslde Glee Club, assisted by Miss
Lonise Noble, gave their first concert in the
ball of tbe Shadyslde Academy last evening.
A large and cultured audience was'present
Tbe programme was opened with a piano solo
by Miss Louise Noble. Messrs. George Collins,
D. O'Neill. George Reed, Jack Paine and H. S.
Fisher sang solos. Messrs. Thomas Clarke
and L. R. Wooldridge sang a duet Tbe banjo
and guitar selections by Messrs Collins, At
buthnot and O'Neill won much applause.
The club, however, won the honors of the
evening. They have well trained voices and
keep good time. The concert recitation. "The
V-a-s-e," was one ot tbe best efforts of tbe
evening. The closing selection, "The Knightfs
Farewell," was well rendered.
Concert nt Tnrner Hall.
The members of Fulton Council Jr. O. U. A.
M. gave a concert last evening at Central
Turner Hall. Avery excellent programms of
vocal and instrumental music was rendered in
which tbe Gernert & Guentbcr Orchestra
played the principal parts. The hall was
crowded and the entertainment a great suc
cess. One In Law Now.
Miss Tillie a .Hughes was married to I. J.
Abell last night at tbe Arch Street M, E.
Church. Rev. W. H. Conners tied tho knot.
The happy young c ouple went East to spend
A Michigan Man for Controller.
Charlotte, Mich., April 11. A dispatch
received here this afternoon by a near friend
of ex-Congressman Lacy, dated Washington,
says that Mr. Lacey's nomination as Controller
ot the Cnrrency has been definitely decided
upon, and is as certain as anything in the shape
bt a nomination can be until it is formally
KEWS OF THE STAGE.
The disadvantages ot a small bouse, a poor
company and a poor play might well have a de
pressing effect upon an actress' spirits, but if
Miss Maddern was disturbed by such surround
ings her work last night did not betray the fact
Her Alice Clendenning. in "In Spite of All,"
was surprisingly good under the circumstances,
being a faithful portrayal of the sufferings and
wrongs of a neglected wife. Mr. Jennings
aeted bis part of the theatrical manager excel
lently well, though German dialect is scarcely
bis forte. The others in tbe cast were decid
edly bad. What Miss Maddern needs inost is a
company and a play. Her honest and faithful
efforts are wasted In such trivial patch-work
pieces as "Caprieo'' and "In Spite of All.! She
is equal to something a great deal better than
Lydia Thompson, the pioneer of burlesque
in this country, will open at the Bjjon on Mon
day next She brings a number of .pretty girls,
some of whom are talented, and several good
comedians, who will air their graces and their
genius in the burlesques of "Penelope,"
""Columbus" and "Robinson Crusoe."
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
A New Preventive of Seasickness The
Lay of Baby McKee Peoullar Prohlbl
Tbe rush tor Europe will be greater tban
ever this year, so the steamship agents say.
Some Pittsburger have gone already. Others '
by the hundred will be going soon. So a new,
and said-to-be infallible, preventive ot seasick
ness will be welcome.
A friend ot mine was talking to Lieutenant
Craven, V. S. N., in New York the other day
about seasickness. Said Lieutenant Craven:
"When you go aboard ship take a broad towel
and tie it about you in such a way as to com
press tbe abdomen generally with tolerable
tightness. Wear this banda?e during the voy
age apd I'll bo bound you will not suffer from
Tbe gentleman to whom Lieutenant Craven
gave this recipe said to me; "I believe that a
bandage applied as Mr. Craven suggests Is an
excellent preventative. I bad generally been a
very bad sailor until the last trin at sea I made,
when I wore for the first time an electrTb beltj
This belt was fastened about me as the bandage
should be. In spite of the tact that the voyage
to and from Bermuda was excessively rough,
and nearly everyone was sick, I passed through
tbe ordeal without even a qualm."
Anyway, the recipe Is so simple and Inex
pensive that It is worth trying.
The Washington correspondents are at
tributing President Harrison's ill health and
haggard looks to the too pressing attentions
and claims of Baby McKee. It is said that
when he is dictating letters to Secretary
Elijah his attention is divided between the sub
ject of the correspondence and tho cries of the
wonderful grandchild in the nursery. One can,
imagine bim after this fashion dictating:
f A LETTER TO MR. BLAINE.
In regard to the Fishery question, I think
There's the baby again. I declare
That to write any further is wasting ot ink
Sure somebody's pulling its halrl
All the same I'd advise that Lincoln should
Where's the nurse? That baby '11 dlel
What lengths we at present are willing to go
Will nobody answer its cry?
As to Germany, Halstead is still in the ring
On, spanking is not any good I
The Senate Is stubborn and savage this spring
You'd better look after its foodl
Don't believe what the papers are saying, dear
The syrup I left on the shelf
My friendship for you is not on the wane
One spoonful's enough for the elf.
You'll pardon, my brevity, matters or State
Elijah, it' useless for roe
To try to write further, my precious can't wait,
Gan' pa's going to Baby McKee 1
A 'week or two ago a well-known dealer in
live stock, of this city, went over to Washing
ton county to -make a deal with a big stock
raiser, who is also prominent as a strict Prohi
bitionist Tbe cattle having been inspected
and the price agreed upon, the Washington
county man retired to tbe house to make out a
receipt and so on, leaving the Pittsburger In
his son's hands. As soon as the old man bad
disappeared Indoors, his son, a bright lad Bear
ing his majority, said to the Pittsburger: "This
is rather dry work talking all day, ain't Itr"
Tho Pittsburger vehemently assented.
"Well," continued the young man, "I've a
bottle out in tbe haymow, and we might as well
get a taste of the stuff while dad's not by."
The Pittsburger said yes again, and the two
repaired to the haymow and looked upon the
contents of the black bottle. Then the young
Washlngtonlan bid the bottle in the haymow,
saying as he did so: "Don't tell the old man
anything about this he's awful down on drink
ing!" Ot course tbe Pittsburger vowed silence as
be smacked bis lips and left the young man in
the barn. Two minutes later he was in the
bouse paying over tbe money to the old stock
raiser. After all tbe business in hand bad been
dispatched, and the bargain bad been closed,
the Pittsburger was about to take his leave
when the old man said, rather awkwardly:
"Say, are yon feelin' dryr I've a jng down in
tbe cellar, and the liquor's fine."
It is hardly necessary to say they were soon
in tbe cellar. As the old Prohibitionist drained
his glass be said to bis guest: "Don't say noth
ing 'bout this to them boys o' mlne-they don't
know about tbe jngt"
MAKE THE COLONEL CONSUL
Why Editor Sbepnrd Should' Represent
Dnclo Sjun at Jerusalem.
From the Washington, Post
We nominate Colonel Elliott F. Shepard, of
the New York Mail and Express, for Consul at
Jerusalem. It is a most surprising thing that
the eminent fitness of the appointment has not
occurred to the State Department long ago.
A Jerusalem edition of tbe Mail and Express
would be a great tbing. At tbe head of the
editorial page Colonel "Shepard could print a
column of fresh, juicy paragraphs out ot the
Bible and put them Into as many languages as
a patent medicine almanac Again would the
money changers be driven from the temple.
Colonel Shepard couid show tbe benighted
ones how much better the business could be
conducted on a regularatock exchange. It
would not be six months before a crowd of
lean, nervous "bull" Pharisees would be
climbing over the benches and "bear" Sad
ducees, yelling "Dead Sea and Jordan consoli
dated, seller 40, seller 39. seller Si" "Dan to
Beersheba short line, here'y'are 2u n'art, n' a
quarter, 25 fur a tbousan', yah!"
Obi it would be great times for old Jerusha,
The good editor would put a stained glass
window in the temple in commemoration ot his
lamented father-in-law, and have the best choir
of howling dervishes that money could hire.
And then that Monday morning edition but
why pursue this fruitful suggestion further?
By au means let Colonel Shepard be recognized
by the administration. He is more than a
genius; he recognizes genlosity.
SUNDAY JOURNALISM ELETATED.
The Price of All New York Sunday Fapor
Except One to be a Nickel.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
New York, April U, Sunday newspaper
buyers will have to pav 5 cents each for the
Sunday editions of daily papers except the
Stars whose price will remain as at present 3
cents, on and after next Sunday. .The Herald's
Sunday edition has been sold for 5 cents for a
long time, but the other papers for several
years have been engaged in cutting rates to
promote circulation. A few months ago all the
cheaper papers, except the Press and Star, ad
vanced their Sunday prices to 4 cents a copy.
The managers say that there was no falling off
iu circulation in consequence. This fact en
couraged them to make tbe final advance.
The proprietors of the papers say that the in
crease in pricois necessary on account of tbe
increasing size of tbe Sunday editions. They
saytbat the small price for tbe papers left
them no profit Tbe arrangements for the ad
vance in price were made last week at a confer
ence of the newspaper proprietors Tbe papers
represented were the Sun, Press, World, Tones
AN'INCREABE OF PENSIONS.
Commlaatoner Tanner SInkes a Ruling Af
fecting Severn! Hundred Pensioners.
Washington, April II Commissioner of
Pensions Tanner to-day issued an order hold
ing that "whenever a pensioner is disabled In a
band or foot, in a degree entitling bim to $24
per month under tbe act of March 3. 1883, such
pensioner shall, by reason of that fact, be en
titled to the rate of 30 per monthUnder the
act of August 4. 1886."
This order will favorably affect the pensions
of some 600 to 800 disabled veterans of the late
Cigarettes to be Prohibited In Michigan.
Lansing. April 11. The House this morning
passed tbe Jackson cigarette bill which prohib
its the "manufacture, sale, keeping for sale or
giving away of any cigarettes or any imitation
thereof composed in whole or in part ol tobacco
or any substance in the form of tbe cigarette
containing narcotic elements, or any rice paper
or any paper designed for cigarette wrappers."
An Alligator In the White Home.
Baltimore, April 11. President Davis, of
ttft West Virginia Central Railway Company,
and Mrs. Davis, who, with Mrs. McKee, daugh
ter of President Harrison, bave been on a tour
in the South, reached home to-day. In Flor.
Ida Mr. Davis andMrs. McKee were each pre
sented with a young alligator. Mrs.MisKee
bad bors sent from tbe car to tho White House.''
An Incrense in Cotton Exports.
Washington, April 11. The Chief ot the
Bqrcau of Statistics reports that the exports of
cotton from the United States for March last
to bave been 512.501 bales, valued at 528,083 021 -as
against 823,400 bales in March, 1888.
ERIDAT, APEIL '12,
DUTr HAD TO BE PAID.
Imported Steel Plates for a Tunael That
t Couldn't Come In Free.
Washington, April 1L Application was re
cently made to tbe Treasury Department for
the free entry on steel plates imported for use
In tbe construction of tbe International tunnel
under tbe Bt, Clair river at Port Huron, Mlob.
The plan for the construction of this tunnel
involves the driving ot a hollow iron cylinder,
with sharp steel dredges, under the bed ot tbe
river by hydraulic pressure. Two of these cylin
ders are to be constructed and driven from op
posite (ides ot the river, to meet and join mid
way, and will be left in that position, to form
tbe outer sbell or shield of the tunnel. The
Imported plates in question are for use in the
construction of the cylinder on tbe American
Side, and will be attached as fast as required.
The importers claim that the plates are en
titled to free entry under previous decisions of
the department that materials to be used on
the river in the construction of an interna
tional bridge are not considered importations
into the United States' within the meaning of
tbe law, -and therefore are not subject to duty,
Tbe Collector at Port Huron reports that It
will take abont three months to put tbe plates
together in tbe required form, and that they
will be put into an excavation 1,650 feet from
the river, from which point they are to be
forced forward at a rate of speed which, ac
cording to the engineer in charge, will take
from two to three years to briug about the
meeting of the two cylinders orshlelds.
In view of this statement the department ac
cording to Assistant Secretary Tichonor, is of
the opinion that the ultimate projected use of
these plates as a part of an international tun
nel is too remote and uncertain; to warrant tbe
application ot tbe rnle laid down in tbe deci
sions above cited. The Collector's assessment
of auty was therefore affirmed.
C0NGRE8S OF THE L0XAL IEGI0N.
The Entire Constitution of the Order Sub
jected to a General Revision.
Cincinnati, April U. The sixth quadren
nial congress of the military order of the Loyal
Legion of tbe United States closed its session
here this afternoon, and many of tbe delegates
left this evening for their homes. The con.
gress is the legislative body of tbe order. Tbe
work was done with nromptness, but with care
ful consideration. Tbe entire constitution was
revised, and many verbal changes made, but no
radical changes. It was provided that in tbe
future changes of tbe constitution shall only be
made by suggestion of a State commandery, to
be submitted to the several State Command
erles, and if adopted by tvro-tnirds of tbe Com
manderies, then to be subject to approval or
rejection by the next succeeding congress.
It was provided that the insignia and rosette
now worn by original first-class members shall
die with them, and that tbe rosette and in
slgnia now worn by second-class and by first
class by descent members shall be tbe abiding
emblems of tbe order. The Ohio Commandery
was given a generous vote ot thanks for its
hospitality to tbe congress. Tbe next meeting
will be held four years hence in St Paul. This
selection was made unanimously and the con
ASKING FOR SIMPLE JUSTICE.
Cnptaln Winder Wants to be Reinstated and
Washington, April U. Colonel Julian Al
Ien,'of North Carolina, has made application
lor relief to the President in bebalf of Captain
William A. Winder, late of tbe United States
Army. From the papers presented it appears
that the applicant served 18 years in tbe army,
beginning with tbe war with Mexioo. Dnrlng
tho civil war he was desirous of going to the
front hut be fell under suspicion of disloyalty
because bis father was General Winder, an of
ficer in the Confederate army. Although Pres
ident Lincoln was satisfied upon tbe assurances
of Captain (then Lieutenant) Winder as to bis
loyalty. Secretary Stanton Insisted upon bis be
ing sent to California. This was done, and in
California thecbarge of disloyalty was renewed,
finally resulting in a trial, by which the Captain
was honorably acquitted. While on this duty
he received the formal thanks of tbe Maryland
Legislature for gallant services in connection
with the rescue of a shipwrecked crew.
After the war Captain Winder resigned, and
now. as his papers recite, broken down in health
and fortune, be seeks to be reinstated In the
army and placed upon tbe retired list
DIDN'T MEAN ALL IT SAID.
The President's Oklahoma Proclamation a
Little Too Sweeping.
Washington, April It It appears that the
President's proclamation opening a portion of
the Oklahoma lands to settlers was more
sVeeptng in its terms than was intended, In tne
matter of excluding persons from entry upon
the lands before the date named in the procla
mation. Under its terms the army officers
have been compelled to keep out tbe officials
of the Interior Department whose duty it is
to provide for the establishment of the new
To relieve these officials, an order was made
to-day by the War Department for their ad
mission Into the territory,
A Bint ta Mr. Tracy.
From the Chicago Times. J
If there are any more American men-of-war
afloat on the blgb seas or at the mouth of any
of the creeks tbe Secretary of the Navy should
have them put under cover, "It looks like it
was going to rain again."
Honor Wher Honor Is Due.
From the Detroit Free Press.
It is claimed that Germany has more able
financiers tban any other country in tbe world.
This is a rank injustice to Canada, which has a
galaxy ot brilliant Napoleons quite beyond the
possibility of duplication.
Isaiah V. Williamson's Wealtb.
Philadelphia, April 11. The appraisers
appointed to make a complete 'appraisement of
the personal effects of the late Isaiah V. Will
iamson place the aggregate value of the effects
at $9,810,639 75.
A Blind Veteran Gets 814.000 Back Pension.
Washington, April U. The Pension office
to-day allowed a claim of 14,000 for arrears of
peflslon to Philip Flood. Tbe allowance was
made for blindness contracted in tbe service.
BASE HITS AND FOUL TIPS.
Baltimore American: Baseball is called a
noble game, and yet there are a great many
base men engaged In it
Chicago News: The baseball cranks ot
North America are now full of bliss because
they are on the samo continent with Captain
Buffalo Express: A Meadville paper re
marks gaily: "If wo cannot bave bottle glass
works we can bave a baseball club." That Is
tbe spirit which puts up with crust when crumb
Chicago tferald: The Cbicagos will be home
this week, and we shall soon see them losing
games on their grounds a spectacle which
they have lately presented to the people of
every nation on the globe.
Chicago Tribune: One of the managers of
tbe hippodrome ball association, or whatever it
was that went abroad, has come back with an
apology in bis mouth. He says the people
abroad didn't understand the game. The peo
ple in this country do not understand the sort
of a game that Anson plays.
Baltimore Bun: Let us hope for the honor
of the Baltimore club that Mr. Ooetz will prove
a Baltimore David, and that the big champions
of opposing teams may fall before his lightning
delivery and Heaven-inspired curves. If he
does ho will be a bigger man than David with J
this generation, ana have tne maiacns as wen
as the men chanting bis praises. Go in and
win, Mr. George B. Goetz.
Washington Star: Tbe wife in Toledo who
bis applied for a divorce because her husband
is a baseball crank strikes a blow at one of tho
dearest rights of man. It is an inalienable
privilege of the full fledged American citizen
to be a baseball cranic, and the right is not de
nied even to the temporary serfs in the terri
tories or to the perpetual serfs of the District
of Columbia. Clearly marriage will prove a
lauuro it Jk tttieoipva to overiuruw tno uaseuau
IT'S IN THE AIR.
Now the whizzing ball will fly ,
From the banging bat;
Now the crazy crowd will cry:
"Mosesl look at thatl"
Now the umpire will begin
Calling strikes and. balls.
And whichever side may win,
Let him look for squalls.
Soon tbe fancy players' names
N Every one will know.
And the Interest in, the games
Every day will grow.
Yes. indeed I we're on tbe brink
Of confusion dire,
And which club, now, do you think
Win be the penaut-fiyer ?
, Courier Journal.
The Enormous Amount of Now Mileage Pre
jected In tbe First Quarter of 1889-The
jOutlook for the Future.
Chicago, April 11. The Railway Ag la it
issue to-morrow will present elaborate tables
showing the number of miles of railway pro
jected during the three months of the present
year to March 81. It will say: The fact that
many, and perhaps most of the great com
panies, bad given assurances to eacb other
that they would not engage in competitive con
struction this year, the hostility toward rail
ways indicated in several ot the State Legisla
tures, tbe great falling off In earnings ot nearly
all existing roads, and perhaps more than all
tbe reported determination of Eastern financial
agents to discourage the floating o( new securi
ties, all seemed to tbe general public to warrant
tbe belief that little railway building would be
witnessed during the present year.
But those who have made a deeper and more
detailed examination of tbe opportunities and
needs for new railways in this vast country
have seen that this generalization was being re
futed by tbe demands of innumerable localities
for additional transportation facilities. While
the bands of tbe great railway companies have
been teen very often in projects for covering
their territories with competitive lines, as In
every previous year, their absence has not only
failed to put tbe expected quietus upon rail
way building, but tbe number of new enter
prises seems already to be greater tban for tbe
same period in any other year ot the country's
history with possibly two or three exceptions.
The Figures for It.
The -Age then presents a table in detail show,
ing that 666 new lines, with an aggregate con
templated mileage of 63,436 miles, have been
projected since January I last; that, on these
lines, 14,818 miles are under construction or
contract 9,617 are surveyed and 29,001 are incor
porated or projected, A table also shows the
amount of work under contemplation in va
rious sections ot the country, Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont Massachusetts, Connec
ticut Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey.
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West
Virginia are grouped as tbe New England and
Eastern States; Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky
as the Southern States; Ohio, Michigan, In
diana, Illinois and Wisconsin as the Central
Northern States; Minnesota, Dakota, Iowa,
Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Montana as
the Northwestern States; Missouri, Indian
Territory, Arkansas, Texas and Colorado as the
Southwestern States, and Nevada, California,
New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Oregon and Wash
ington Territory as tbe Pacific Coast States.
Under this division the tabular showing is as
follows: Twelve New England and Eastern
States, number of lines, loo: total miles con
templated, 8,094: under construction or con
tract, Uio; surveyed, 1,574; incorporated or
projected, 1375. Ten Southern States, number
of lines, 1$8; total miles contemplated, 12,855;
under construction or contract, 4,444; surveyed,
1,836; incorporated or projected, 6,675. Five
Central Northern States, number of lines, 80;
total miles contemplated, 5,238; under con
struction or contract, 1,921; surveyed, 886; in
corporated or projected, 2,431. Seven North
western States, number ot lines, 107; total
miles contemplated, 12,992; under construction
or contract 2,789: surveyed, 2,031; incorporated
or projected, 8,172. Five Southwestern States,
number of lines, 87; total miles contemplated,
11,602; under construction or contract 2,721;
surveyed, 2,038; incorporated or projected,
6,743. Beven Pacific coast States, number of
lines, 49; total miles contemplated, 6,845; under
construction or contract, 1,808; surveyed, 1,332;
Incorporated or projected, 2,705,
An Enormous Field.
The fact that, In the first three months of the
year only, new lines representing over 83.000
miles have been brought to public notice and
that their construction is urged and to a large
extent is probable, is impressive evidence of
tbe enormous field for railway enterprises which
the United states still affords. The mileage
proposed in these three months is equivalent
to almost one-third of the entire railway mile
age of tbe country now iu operation, and yet
the projection and inauguration of other lines
is still going on at an equally rapid rate and the
prospect is that tbe roads projected and iu
various stages of development in 1889 will ex
ceed in aggregate mileage our entire present
How many of tbese enterprises will fail en
tirely or will drag along through years, of
conrse cannot be foretold. But tbe great fact
remains for consideration that the map of our
country shows apparent room for all these en
terprises and for many more.
CREDIT M0BILIER ONCE MORE.
The Company as Defendant In a Bis; Salt for
Philadelphia, April 11. The Common
wealth's claim to recover some 1147,000 of tax
from tbe Credit Mobilier Company, was the sub
ject ot an argument before Judges McKernan
and Butler in tbe United States Circuit Court
this morning. The claim was originally for $224,
863 67, but by the remission of a number of
items for penalties, etc, tbe amount was re
duced to the sum stated. Last January tbe
Court made an order allowing the State to in
tervene in a suit yet pending against the Credit
After argument the Court decided that the
State had been tardy in bringing its action, and
directed that the order made last January
should be modified. This allows tbe com
pany to take its appeal without entering
security. Tbe only asset of tbe Credit Mobilier
was said to be its alleged claim which it has for'
years been seeking to collect from the Union
AN AGREEABLE CHANGE.
Twelve Candy-Chewing Texas Girls Call on
Washington, April 1L Shortly before I
o'clock to day the President was momentarily
relieved ot the importunities of the office
seekers by a visit from a party ot 12 girls from
a Texas female college. They were admitted
to the librarv, where they shook hands with tbe
President Some of the men who have been
unsuccessfully seeking an interview with tbe
President looked wistfully through the door
way as the door opened to admit the laughing
Tbe girls seemed to enjoy themselves very
mucb. They ate candy almost constantly, and
took notes ot everything they saw and beard
during their call on the President
A HIGH-LIFE WEDDING.
Congressman Gibson Soon to be Married to
an bdlana Widow.
Baltimore. April U. Congressman Charles
Gibson, tbe Adonis of the House of Repre
sentatives, will be married on April 23 to Mrs
Margaret Powell Hollyday, of Radoliffe Manor,
Talbot county, Ind. The wedding will take
Slace in Louisville, Kr, at the residence of
Irs. SempIe.JIrs. Hollyday's daughter. Bishop
Dudley will perform the ceremony.
The bride-elect is tbe widow of Colonel Rich
ard C. Holiday, for many years Secretary of
State of Maryland, and her father was a prom
A Fact Worth Remembering.
From the Judge, J
Perhaps if tbe office seekers would let Presi
dent Harrison alone they would advance their
prospects; because no President can confer
office after be bas been talked to death.
Where Vacancies Are Frequent.
From the Alta Callfornla.1
In the Indian Territory 16 Federal office
holders bave been killed within a year. The
earnest seekers who are looking for vacancies
are respectfully referred to 'this.
Gold In Salt Wnter.
From the Baltimore American.:
Hiss Nellie, tbe eldest daughter of Jay
Gould, is said to bave S3 000.C00 in her own
right If the Atlantic ocean does not run dry,
this sum may be increased.
, A Pity All Can't Go.
From, the Atlanta Journal.
It-is said that 3,800 applications for Consular
positions have been filed at Washington. We
regret that all tbe applicants cannot be sent
out of tbe country.
Green Goods Victims for Example.
From the Oil City Bllzzard.i
The persons who would derive most benefit
from reading newspapers are the very ones who
do not read them.
This Editor Needs a Geography.
From the Wllllamsport Gazette. 1
AU is serene on the Allegheny. Quay is at
Beaver and there is no door-bell to bis resi
dence. Mr. E, B. Holmes In Hnrd Lack.
From the Memphis Times.
Mr. L. E. Holmes, of Nashville, is in oar
midst for a lew days. x
ttomelhlng to Boast Of.'
From the Latrobe Advance.: ,
Poker rooms, prize fights, whisky joints, and
still some people think Latrobe isn't a city.
GIST 0E GOTHAM'S G8SSIF.
Lily Lanctry's Honso Scorched.
rffXW TOBK BUBXAir SfXCLU.5.1
Nxw Yore, April U. The curtains In the
sewing room of Mrs. Langtry's house tin West
Twenty-third street caught fire from an oil
Stove shortly after noon to-day. Mrs, Langtry
was ont walking with Freddie Gebbatdt at the
time, and tb e four dressmakers who have been re
pairing her costumes for tbe last two weeks were
at luncheon. When the dressmakers returned
tho carpet and furniture near tbe window were
all ablaze and the flames ware just catching
the spread of the bed. on which lay 84,000
worth of Mrs. Langtry's gowns. Two of
the women fought the flretwith blankets and
rugs, while the other two carried away Mn.
langtry's wardrobe. All four got pretty badly
scorched. In the meantime three fire engines,
two hook and ladder trucks and a thousand or
more persons appeared before the house. The
firemen cut a big hole In the roof Just above
tho smoking room, and dumped down water
enough from buckets to quench the lire Just
as the excitement was abating the Lily, accom
panied by Mr. Gebhardt,made her appearance.
She showed no signs of excitement and ran
quickly up the stairs to tbe scene ot the fire.
On arriving there she exclaimed: "How glad
lam this did not occur at night" Freddie
was somewbat nervous, but kept bis month
shnt The damage to the bouse was slight
ST orton's Bis; Hetel Not Bold Set.
The fate of the big botel at Rocka way Beach
is still undecided. To-day Austin Corbin, as
agent for Levi P- Morton, withdrew the notice
of sale that be bad posted a few days ago. Mr.
Corbin says tbe sale has been indeflnltelypost
poned, as the parties who think of leasing the
hotel wish to make a further examination of
it It is said that the Ocean Bay Society will
make another effort to accomplish their plan
of establishing a second Chautauqua at Rocka
way. A Bey Paid 8300 for Being Whipped.
Martin Brock; a 15-year-old newsboy.obtained
a judgment for S500 against the Elevated Rail
way Vo-day. On last January 24 Jacob Cooper,
a train guard, thought he saw young Brock sell
ing papers to passengers, contrary to tbe rules
ot the road. Cooper cuffed the boy, kicked
him, and threw bim off tbe platform of tbe
station. The boy was badly bruised, and
through his guardian sued the Elevated Bail
road for 55,000.
Austria's Consal Arrives.
The new Austrian Consul,Dr. Anton Von Palit
scbek. arrived on board the steamship Elbe to
day, and was received by the officers of the
consulate at the dock. Otto P. Eberhard, now
chancellor to the consul, has been appointed
Divorced After Forty Years' Marriage.
Mrs. Edward S. Mulford, of Fatehogue, L. L,
got $5 per week alimony and a limited divorce
from Mr, Mulford, in a Brooklyn court to-day.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Mulford are over 70 years
old. They bave been married 40 years. They
lived happily together up to ten years ago,wben
Mr. Mulford began "to sit upon, bruise and
choke Mrs. Mulford." He has kept It up ever
since. He did not oppose her application for a
A Woman Wants $150,000 Damages.
Mrs, W. M. Reynolds has sued the London
Assurance Company for 1150,000 damages for
malicious arrest and prosecution, and for tbe
Impairment of her health. Sometime ago the
summer home of Dr. and Mrs. Reynolds, In
Flushing. L L, was burned, with all Its con
tents. After paying Dr. Reynolds the heavy
insurance on tbe furniture destroyed, the Lou
don Insurance Company got the Idea that Dr.
Reynolds and his wife Vere firebugs, and had
set Are to their bouse after removiig ail the
furniture on which Insurance was subsequently
paid. Tbe company had tbe Reynoldses ar
rested, and tried to prove its case in the courts
against Dr. Reynolds. It failed, and conse
quently abandoned iu case against Mrs. Rey
nolds before she was brought to trial.
When Miss Tracy Was Belle of tbe BalL
Secretary Tracy's family will not leave
Brooklyn for Washington until next fall. The
plain brown stone house In which they have
lived many years bas been advertised for sale.
The family consists of Mrs. Tracy, ajon, two
daughters and a granddaughter. Tbe eldest
daughter, Mrs. Emma Wllmerding, is a widow
and the society member of the family. Her
first social triumph was scored here at the time
of the visit of theGranoduke Alexis, of Rus
sia, when she was about 18 years old. While
the country was laughing at tbe attempts of
American women to entertain the Prince, Miss
Emma Tracy carried off all the honors. At a
ball given by tbe Admiral at the Brooklyn
Navy Yard, she first met the Prince and won
the envy of all tbe other girls In her set
The Dudley Case in Coarf.
Xawrenco Godkin, counsel for tbe Eiening
Post, asked the Supreme Court to-day to dis
miss Colonel Dudley's suit to recover damages
from tbe Post for the publication of the
"blocks-of-five" letter. Mr. Godkin cited as
ground for bis motion, the fact that Colonel
Dudley, in bis examination before the commis
sion in Washington, refused to testify as to
matters concerning his complaint Colonel
Bliss, counsel for Colonel Dudley, contended
that bis client was right in declining to testify.
He said that Mr. Godkin had presented to Col
onel Dudley the very letter upon which the In
diana grand jury was asked to indict him, and
requested hbn to say whether or not It was his
signature that was appended. Colonel Dudley
declined to answer, in order to protect himself
in any proceedings that. might be brought
Judge Beach reserved bis decision.
Fined for Slnpplnjr His Ex-Sweetheart.
August Kern, 20 years old, and Eva Mande
ville, were engaged to be married a few days
ago. They quarreled and agreed to separate
last Tuesday. Yesterday afternoon August
felt that be, couldn't stand It any longer, and
went back to his fiance. She told him she did
not loye bim any more, and she wouldn't let
bim kiss her. Then be slapped her face. She
bad bim arrested for assault last night and
this morning a police justice fined bim 215.
BALTIMORE TO THE FRONT.
The City on tbe Chesapeake to Have a Big
Baltimore, April 11. There Is every Indica
tion ot tbe establishment here of a great sugar
refinery. It is based on anticipations of Balti
more support inspil ed by bopes of Baltimore
ranlt.il engineered bv Baltimore business men.
The fact that $400,000 of the J1.00O.O0O capital
stock proposed has already been subscribed,
and that at least 3100,000 more has been prom
ised as soon as the project assumes definite
shape, practically Insures the success of the
Messrs. Robert Garrett Sons bave sub
scribed S200.000. The building, machinery, etc,
will cost about $600,000, which will leave 5400,000
for a working capital.
CARNEGIE AND THE RAILROADS.
Scranton Republican: Mr. Carnegie might
with great propriety have directed some of his
shafts at tbe Legislature as well as the railroad
Wheeling Intelligencer: Tbat is not a
wise management which sajs to the people
that no law can reach a railroad company de
termined to have Its own way. What if the
people be determined to bave tbeir own way?
Philadelfhta Times: We are glad that
Mr. Carnegie bas delivered bis address before
the Legislature. It may not accomplish just
what he hoped to attain by it bu? it must be
productive ot general good.
Baltimore Herald: As a troublesome and
perplexing problem, Mr. Carnegie's statement
of the case is vivid enough, and its solution re
quires the wisest and most far-reaching
thought of tbe scholars and statesmen of our
Philadelphia .Record; The Pennsylvania
Railroad Company should instruct iu repre
sentatives at Harrisburg that thetlmebas come
to enforce the Constitution. If they could
earn the approbation of tbe company without
a violation ot their oaths to obey the Constitu
tion, why sbonld they be perjured without
Harrisburg Telegraph: Discrimination in
freights isa subject that will continue to de-
kmand attention until something equitable Is
secured from the Legislatures of au tbe btates
lying between the Westandtbe seaboard, but
a law tbat will be fair to all will not result
from discussion In tho" 'temper of the ad
dress ot Mr. Carnegie.
The premium on gold in the Argentina
Republic has reached 64 per cent
Four Bussian officers have made a wager
that they can ride on horseback from St Ps.
tersburg to Paris In 4o flays. They will start la
The proudest mother in Maine is a down
east pig with IS piglets. She Is bins, while
eight of her children are red and eight ot them
Three Michigan women, whose birth
days come on the 29th of March, have not failed
to pass that day together for 31 years, though
no two of them live in the same town.
A Milwaukee man made a cannon,
filled it with powder and donble B shot got in
front of it and touched the thing off. Hfi pur
pose was to commit suicide, andhe succeeded.
In Madisonville, Ky., the authorities
have passed an ordinance forbidding brass
bands from meeting "tor tbe purpose of learn
ing new pieces of muslo within dOO feet ot
Thomas Beeves, of Lawtonvflle, Qs.,
while hunting a few days ago, encountered a
large rattlesnake, which be killed. It bad tea
rattles and a button. Tbe backbone contained)
182 joints. He brought to an office its fangs,
iu which the opening tbat holds the sack for
holding Uje deadly poison was clearly discern
ible. Three little boys, Alonzo, Johnny apd
William Cheshire, while playing in tbe woods
In Colquitt county, Georgia, saw a large rattle
snake coiled up and apparently asleep. They
got a gun and shot it Tbe snake measured
5 feet 1 inch in length, had 14 rattles and bad
tbe longest fangs and was thicker generally
than any snake ever seen in that neighborhood.
A clever horse thief, who had been
stealing many animals in Queens county. New
York, was arrested, when considerable difficul
ty was experienced in identifying bim. Wit
nesses stated tbat when trying to dispose of
his stolen horses be had two eyes. When ar
rested be bad but one eye. A glass eye was
found In bis clotbes and when placed in the
socket every person recognized him.
Somebody has perpetrated an extermi
nating war upon the finny tribes of Leather
wood creek, near Quaker City, O., by turning
out tbe contents of an underground cavern ot
sulphur water. Tbe whole creek on Sunday
was so Impregnated with sulphur as to render
the water and banks perfectly yellow with the
mixture. Bushels of dead fish could be seen
floating down tbe stream on Sunday.
A farmer from another county was in
Americus, Ga., wanting toO. but as be could not
execute proper papers failed to. get it Be
went borne disconsolate. He bad no meat no
credit and was about to give up In despair. He
went off into tbe woods, made a long prayer and
went home to bis family, where be ate bread
and drank water for his supper. In turning an
old crock over a piece of money dropped out
and on investigating the crock he got 5200 in 520
gold pieces, and abont 550 in silver.
The other day a turkey buzzard alight
ed in the yard of Judge W. T. Jones, In Alba
ny, Ga. A turkey gobbler which was strutting
r about and putting on considerable style at tbe
time, resented its appearance and proceeded to
expel the intruder. There was a sharp shir
mlih and a fight to the death. Tbe gobbler fin
ished tbe combat by jumping upon the buz
zard's back, reaching to its head and picking,
out its brains. It then strutted majestically
off, apparently well pleased with its victory.
The largest compressed air establish
ment in the world Is at Paris. It has a plant
with 5,000-horse power. Begun in 1881 to dis
tribute the power necessary for the driving ot
pneumatic clocks, it was not long before It was
discovered tbat tbe air conld be profitably used
for two other purposes to distribute motive
power to manufacturers by day and to produce
electricity for lighting by night The works,
which are on the heights of Belleville, on the
edge of the city, now occupy an area of 107.500
square feet or two and a half acres, two-fifths
of which is covered with buildings.
John Brown was stealing a rida in a
box car on the narrow gauge road November 9
last When near Charleston. I1L, a brakeman
Opened the car door and fired into the corner
where Brown and another tramp were sitting.
Tbe bullet whizzed unpleasantly close to4bem;
so close. In fact, did the ball come to Brown's
bead tbat bis sight was destroyed and a por
tion of his nose was carried away. His home
is at Terre Haute, and since the occurrence be
bas had to bave an attendant constantly at his
side. He brought suit against tbe company for
$50,000 damages, and it is now occupying the
attention ot tbe Circuit Court.
A little child about 4 years old, wearing
skirts, was lost in, the West End, Washington,
and two boy3,"af ter making inquiries, took him
to tbe station bouse. Here an officer, after en
deavoring to obtain from the little one some
clew which would direct htm homeward, band
ed bim a pencil and a piece of paper, and asked
it he could write bis name, little expecting tbat
he could do so. or that it could be read after it
was written. The little fellow sat down, and
on the back of a business card wrote plainly,
"Boggs. 1527 O," The policeman at once di
rected bis Steps with the child to No. 1527 O
street where the llttle'fellow was joyously wel
comed bvbis distressed parents. He was a
very accomplished 4-year-oid.
A Baptist clergyman in Chicago re
cently made a book trade with a Congregational
clergyman and he discovered that the Congre
gationalist had carelessly slipped his next Sun
day sermon into one of tbe beautiful folios.
Somewhat of a humorist, the Baptist clergy
man determined to profit by bis brother's la
bor and to deliver that sermon from bis own
Iiulpit Tbe preachers occasionally enjoy a
oke on one another. But this joke was a
double-edged one. Along about the mlddlu
thereof tbe Congregationalisms sermon bore
down rather severely upon tbe doctrine ot im
mersion, and tbe confusion tbat this discovery
caused our Baptist friend rendered the con
cluding part of his discourse exceedingly brief
The ancient monument in Essex known
as the "Lang Man of Wilmington" is about to
receive some much-needed care at tbe bands ot
the Duke of Devonshire. This is one of the
most primitive of English monuments, having
been built by a people wholly impossible to de
termine. It consists of a trench cut in the
turf in the form of a man 210 feet long and with
a staff in either band. It bas been so over
grown with trees as to be bardly discernible.
There are two other figures like this near Ply
mouth known as Gog and Magog, another on
the Cambridgeshire hills, and another in Dor
setshire, all nearly of tbe same gigantio size.
The White Horse ot Berkshire, which is annu
ally "scoured." as described by Mr. Thomas
Hughes, is one of the same sort
FUNKY MEN'S FANCIES.
A rose by any other name would cost as
Standing on Etiquette. Mrs. Smilk
Are yon going to your friend Mrs. Blank's fu
neral to-morrow r
Mrs. Jinbbs Certainly not. She owed me a call.
High Speed Warranted. Chicago Man
Nonse talking; compared to Chicago everything
In Philadelphia Is slow.
Fhlladelphlsn Everything slow? Just you take
a look at our gas meters. PMtadtlpMa Record.
Second Nature. Visitor What, in your(
opinion, Mr.Wanamaker, Is needed to render the
postal service thoroughly efficient?
Postmaster General (tapping his desk very
sharply with his pencil) Cash!! Fuck.
Lives of cowboys all remind us
If on earth we wish to stop,
. "We should leave them far behind us,
1 Or arrange to get the drop.
There is no block, however watched and
But one dead beat is there;
Up many a stairway, bowsoe'er ascended,
Yon find the bunco snare. Lift.
Becoming Americanized. Citizen DonJ
you know, Mr. Ab Sin, that if yon kill that enemy
of yours you will bey hanged?
Ah Sin (vengeful laundryman) So, I allea
Ilghtee. I gottee money. I go loonee 'sylum,
Squeezed Through. George Won't you
ho mine, dear r
Clara-l think I shonld have to be hard pressed
Indeed to take you.
George (equal to the emergency Ob, If that's
all, here goes.JIumey's Weekly.
A gentleman of much erudition, who has
consumed midnight oil until bis brow Is "sicklied
o'er with tbe pale cast of thought," rises to in
form ns that the difference between a carpenter
and a butcher is that one Is known by his chips
and tie other by bis ebops. -A'no For Herald,
A Friendly Critic Stamp Clerk (at
postofflce window Yon'll bave to pay letter
postage on this package. It's first-elass matter.
Persevering author (abont to send his manu
script on its seventh trial trip) Ah. thank you I
Couldn't yon get a position as editor somewhere?
A Peserted City. His Lordship Yes,
this is a really wonderful country; but youhavs
no ruins or deserted cities as we have en the other
Jlr.Wldeawake-WelL I don't know about ths
ruins, but If you want td see a genalne"deserte
elty. why, youjusttakea trip to Indlanapol'
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