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PITTSBURG, MONDAY. JUNE 3, 1889.
THE BOBBOB GE0WS.
"With every day's additional details the
overpowering horror of the Johnstown dis
aster increases, and the testimony of all who
hare visited the scene unites to the effect
that it surpasses belief and stuns the mind
with its stupendous disaster.
To the tale of deltas by flood and deaths
by fire are now added the horrors of fiends
robbing and mutilating the victims, the
fearful punishment meted out where they
aVe discovered, the appalling presence of
hundreds of bodies after the supply of cof
fins is exhausted, and the awful probability
of pestilence from the decomposition and
stench of the unrecovered dead.
Above all these details of horror is the
awiul total set forth in the returns as far as
they are collected. Three thousand dead
recovered and ten thousand whose fate is
unknown. This defies comment and re
duces language to impotence.
TEE HEED OF WORK.
The reports of yesterday's situation at
Johnstown show the need of prompt and de
cisive action, not only to furnish supplies
for the destittttsbut to direct the work that
is Ifiessary to prevent further danger from
the disaster and to restrain the thieves who
are robbing and mutilating the dead.
The work of relief has started nobly and
in such a way as to avert immediate suffer
ing from lack of supplies. But there is
evidently need of a strong central authority
to, control and direct other necessary work.
"With thieves robbing the dead and desti
tute, a force is necessary to control the law
less element. Whether there was proper
authority for starting out the troops yester
day afternoon may be questioned; but it
was a grave mistake to order them back.
The destitute district should be put under
guard until civil law can be re-established.
' The other pressing need is for skillful
and organized work in cleaning up the
debris and burying the dead. That the
thousands of dead bodies, both of animals
and human beings, already amount to a
positive danger in the stricken district,
seems to be beyond dispute. That unless
irompt and well-directed work is done the
evH-jnay spread is also a vital possibility.
Our own water supply and that of almost
every cityvalpng the river is in danger of
contamination. Every cfiort should cer
tainly be made foprevent the spread of a
pestilence as a crowning result of this great
The presence of these necessities does not
,permit of standing upon quibbles about au
thority. Thousands of lives depend on
sharp and quick action and it should be
taken at once. "v
SHU1T1HO OFT QTJ0TATI0S.
A novel feature in speculative circles was
furnished by the action of the 2Tew York
Stock Excbanee and Chicago Board of
Trade last week in discontinuing the send
ing out of quotations to tickers. The pur
pose of the action is doubtless to choke off
the bucket shops. The fact that gambling
en the fluctuations of grain and stocks was
going on in the small establishments was a
great scandal on the members of the big
ones as long as they got no commissions
out of the bucket shop betting. They first
tried the experiment of refusing quotations
only to the bucket shops; but the courts de
cided that the comDanies which furnish the
. quotations must furnish to one as well as
another. Consequently the big exchanges
resolved to shut off public quotations alto
gether. The result of the change maybe some
thing th'at the large exchanges do not an
ticipate. It may check bucket shop specu
lation, and it may also cause a shrinkage in
the larger operations of business gambling
from which these institutions draw their
chief revenue. A large share of the specu
" ilation of these bodies comes from the f acili--
iy with which the ticker service enables the
"speculator in Pittsburg or some other city
to watch the course of the New York or
ilSju.n M.Avl'Af .nil 4Mnnit Yita nnp ah
, JUlMV Wb WIU ...... ..... w.vw.v ....
V he sees fit The stoppage, oi quotations is
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jvsiuqu.i. as iL&eiy w cucck. who uufimw m vug
ismaller and consequently less reputaoie
' betting on the markets, carried on in the
Che public interests are not likely to be
'much incommoded by the change. Legiti-
mate business will gel information from the
papers wirilfi.the reform lasts. It will be a
' good thing to have the gambling both in
tbe bucket shops and on the exchanges re
strained. Both are the tarn in moral char-
-acter with only a difference in Bine. But it J
is not likely that the reform will last very
long after the exchanges find that it is cut
ting into their own profits.
The summary execution wrought by the
people at Johnstown upon the miserable"
thieves who mutilated the dead for the pur
pose of ribbing is a grave affair consid
ered in a public point of view, but as re
gards the wretches who were 'put to death,
tbe best use that can be made of them is to
convert them into a warning for thieves and
The Dispatch has so often expressed
its detestation of the crime of lynch law that
it need not fearbeingmisunderstood insaying
that when law is suspended by such a crush
ing calamity as that at Johnstown, extraor
dinary measures must be taken for the pub
lic protection. If the dead and homeless
cannot be held sacred from the depredations
of thieves in any other way, the summary
warning of lynch law is unavoidable. The
great danger of course is that such mob ex
ecutions may hang innocent men. If care
is taken that nothing of the sort is done ex
cept on clear proof of guilt, this disposition
of the plunderers of the dead is wholly sat
isfactory to the living.
But in view of the necessity of authorized
action alike to protect the sufferers and pre
serve innocent victims from the blindness
of mob law, it is well that the State officers
have taken control at Johnstown and that
matters can be ruled there by the recognized
authority of law.
It is probably a fact that no catastrophe
of modern times has been so terrible as that
in the Conemaugh valley, the details of
which now fill the public mind almost to
the exclusion of everything else.
Mood and famine have wrought destruc
tion on a larger scale in China and India;
but if tbe victims were more nnmeix
ous, they were also scattered over a more
extended area. In both these Eastern conn
tries human life has not had the value set
upon it in Christian lands. Despotic, or
otherwise imperfect, governments of the
East are not unaccustomed to such priva
tions, sufferings and loss of life among their
subjects, which in the newer circumstances
of Western civilization would arouse not
merely nations but an entire race of people
to quick measures of immediate relief and
future prevention. In the Tyrol districts of
Austria and Switzerland there have also
been disasters with immense death
rolls, though it is doubtful if even
there any single event was more
numerously fatal than this so near home.
But among the Alps the people are born
and bred familiar with such danger .and
always conscious of their possible peril.
The inhabitants of Johnstown, on the other
hand, had no realization of the fatal danger.
If there was any fear of the South F'ork
dam, or any anticipation of such effects of a
flood, there was at least nothing in their
local experience to make either feeling vivid
or alarming. The disaster has indeed been
one of terrible extent It is well that in
pushing actively, vigorously and compre
hensively measures for the relief and care
of the surviving sufferers, the publio may
itself find some relief from continuous con
templation of the dreadful details.
f 8I0F THE SIGHTSEERS.
The appeal from Johnstown to keep sight
seers away and send only workers is one
that should be heeded by the authorities.
There is a great and pressing work in the
stricken district for people who are fitted to
do it Thousands of homeless and destitute
people are to be succored, fed and clothed;
hundreds of corpses are to be given burial;
miles of railway track are to be rebuilt and
thousands of houses are to be restored to
habitable shape if there are any that are
capable of such restoration.
To permit this work to be hampered and
delayed by sightseers, who simply go to the
scene of the disaster for the gratification of
curiosity, is little short of criminal negli
gence. The sightseers are not only in the
way of the workers; but it is reported by
some who have been there, that the crowds
flocking there, being without provisions
themselves, have actually been eating the
Elsewhere will be found the report of the
condign punishment visited upon the despic
able thieves taken in the act of rob
bing the dead. But those who go on a jun
keting trip to the scene of the disaster and
consume the provisions intended for the suf
ferers should ask themselves, what is the
difference between robbing the insensate
corpses and lightly taking the food that be
longs to the suffering survivors? Doubtless
whatever has been done in that way was
thoughtlessly done; but with the effects
properly understood, it should be recog
nized that the provisions shipped to thtf suf
fering are sacred to the work of relief.
Some authority should be found which
will put a stop to this. Until the sufferers
have been relieved, no one should be al
lowed in the flooded district unless he aids
in the work. When the destitute are fed
and the roads are opened the sightseers can
have their chances.
. We have been waiting to see why some of
ttttregular Bepublican organs do not re
prove, the President for using the yacht of
an offensive partisan "free-trade editor in go
ing on excursions. When it is destructive
of government by party to let the first-class
clerkships and fourth-class postoffices stay
in the hands of the members of the other
party, what a shock to party organization is
dealt by the association of the President in
his leisure moments with such a political
heretic as Wm. 11. Singerly. It would be
sad if President Harrison should turn out
to be a hated Mugwump.
Mrs. Potter's manager forbids her talk
ing to newspaper reporters, as -we are told
by tbe Chicago Tribune. Does this ex
plain the absence of any more statements by
that light of the stage on the way in which
she and Kyrle Bellew are elevating it?
The train load of passengers upon a Wis
consin railroad who gave up their money to
a single train robber the other day, under
the persuasion of a brace of revolvers, and
permitted him to depart without molestation
at the next station, should be given a medal
for cowardice. When some score or two of
people have not courage enough to tackle a
single robber they offer a premium to the
robbers, and deserve to lose their valuables.
The whole-hearted and prompt response
of all Western Pennsylvania to the needs of
the Johnstown sufferers is one of the bright
rays that alleviate the gloomy disaster.
The fact that a Kansas Congressman went
down into Arkansas and made a speech
against political murders is regarded by the
Democratic press as a proper subject of in
dignation and an indication of tbe survival
of sectional politics. The Arkansas method
of carrying elections is teo sacred a subject
to be exposed to the assaults of offensive
The easy terms on which McQarigle was
permitted to return to Chicago can only be
explained by the fact that Chicago is pre
paring for the census next year.
The cause of that anti-stnngent trust law
in Missouri is made apparent at last The
brewers' combination of St Louis has
twice raised the price of beer, and the saloon
keepers and public have determined not to
stand it Cattle, petroleum and cotton oil
combines may be borne, but wEen you raise
the price of beer on the St Louis people you
increase the cost of life.
Let the work of relief at Johnstown be
finished before the sightseeing begins.
Ben Butler is reported as congratulat
ing himself that no one ever called him a
fool with a big, big D. If it is so Ben
should remember that the main reason why
no one did so when he ran for President in
1884 was the obvious and utter inadequacy
of the term.
John Gilbert, the veteran actor, Is re
ported dying at Boston.
Lieutenant Schwatka, of Arctic fame,
has returned to this country after a lone tour
' in Mexico.
PEEsmENT CAENOT, of France, is strongly
in favor of capital punishment He is a greater
believer in it than was M. Orevy, and the guil
lotine is much more active in Paris than it -was
some years ago.
Pbof. Blackxe said in a lecture recently de
livered in London that a century ago was a
time of miserable humbug. He thinks that
much of the literature of that time is preten
tious; but hollow and false.
The marriage of one of Justice Harlan's
stalwart sons, the Rev. Richard D. Harlan, the
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Firth
avenue and Twelfth street New York, and
Sirs. Swift, of Geneva, N. Y., will take place In
Geneva next Wednesday.
Mr. Eanceoft, the English comedian,
thought to pay a pretty compliment to his wife
at tbe recentpelebration of bis silver wedding
by saying: "My dear, you ought to have mar
ried a better man than I am." To which Mrs.
Bancroft replied: "My dear, I did."
Owe of the handsomest women in Washing"
ton is the wife of ex-Senator and ex-Register
Bruce. Her face is fine and oral, her features
reeniar and her complexion not near so dark as
that of the conventional Cuban or Spanish
beauty. Mr. Bruce himself Is light-colored.
FEW DEFECTS F0USD.
Inspector Patterson Satisfied With Work on
the Pittsburg Government Building-.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Washtxgtok; June 2. Mr. Windrim, the
Supervising Architect of the Treasury, received
on Friday last a report from Inspector Patter
son in regard to the condition of the Govern
ment building at Pittsburg. It is quite vol
uminous, and contains details of tbe Inspection
of every part of the structure, as well as criti
cisms of the conduct of his office by Superin
tendent Malone. On the day fallowing the
receipt of the report a telegram was received
from Mr. Patterson asking that the report be
held subject to his revision in some of its feat
ures, with the information that he would arrive
in this city to-morrow.
It was necessary, therefore, that the super
vislns architect should withhold the report
from the public until after his conference with
Mr. Patterson. It is learned, however, from
one who has had indirect access to the report,
that It is entirely favorable to tbe building and
contradictoiy of the wild stories of the insta
bility and defects or the structure. It is posi
tively stated to the correspondens of THE
Dispatch that delects were found in tbe set
ting of only two stones of the entire building,
and: those were the two last lifted in place'at
the moment of removal of Superintendent Pat
terson, and which were left in tbe situation
they happened to be at the time he delivered
up bis badge of office.
Just what part of the report Mr. Patterson
desires to modify is not known."
HO DELMONICO THERE.
The Famous Restaurant Long Since In tho
Hands of Others.
From the New Tork World. 2
Talkie? of Delmomco's, how many people
know that the management of that famous
cafe Is In the hands of no one of that nameT
Young Charles Delmonico, who represents the
stock company in charge of the place, and in
which Frank Worth is said to be a heavy stock
holder, Is In reality Charles Oris, and took his
uncle's name to inherit from him under tbe
wilt He is a good-natured, dark-haired, black
mustached young man, very quiet and unas
suming, some 30 years of age, about 5 feet 8
inches high and weighing about 160 pounds, or
Young Delmonico is said by the habitues
rarely to eat a meal in the restaurant be mana
ges. He often goes for dinner to O'Neill's, on
Sixth avenue. He is not what is termed a
sporting man, but he has a team and often
drives in the park. He Is very democratic and
unaffected in his ways. There are certain
people who, under the old regime, were not
permitted to enter Delmonlco's. Those rules
are still kept in force. So is (he rule that no
body shall be sued for an account doe the
house. The books show many thousands of
HALF SCARED TO DEATH.
An Old Stan Badly Frightened on Encoun
tering a 30-Foot Serpent.
Habtford.Wis., June 2. While John Schla
genhaft Sr., was walking the road between
St Anthony and AUentown, and when near
Allentown, he saw what he supposed to be the
trunk of a tree laying across the road. Just as
he camo up to the obstruction it moved, and
Schlagenhalt discovered, to his dismay, that it
was a mammoth snake,' which made off at a
rapid gate, leaving tbe old gentleman in full
Sossesslon of the road. He went to Allentown
l a great fright, and related what he had seen.
Quite a number of people went to tbe place,
but as tbe grass m the meadow, in which the
snake had taken refuge, was rather long, there
was not ono among them who cared to enter It
Mr. Schlagenhaft judges the reptile to be about
30 feet long and about nine inches through.
THE CB0N1N TRAGEDY.
An Investigation by the Coroner's Jury Will
Chicago, June 2. The coroner's jury will
to-morrow begin hearing evidence in the case
of Dr. Cronin. Superintendent Hubbard said
to-day that he knew of nothing that would re
quire a further postponement of the hearing,
and he left it to be Inferred that the prosecu
tion would introduce most of the evidence that
has been gleaned in the inquiries of tbe police.
No other arrests were in immediate contem
plation, the Superintendent added, and there
might be no more until after the meeting of
the new grand jury.
How He Sold Axle Grease.
James McClure was fined $10 and costs by
Mayor Pearson, yesterday, on a charge of dis
orderly Conduct. He was dealing out whisky
from a bucket that had contained axle grease,
the whisky having been taken from a barrel
f o und floating in the river. He had given it to a
lot of children about 8 or-10 years old, making
them drunk. Officer Louirhrev took the whiskr
away from him, when he cursed and swore and
naa to ue arrestee
Stealing From a Cornerstone.
FlEMiNGSBUBa, Kt June 2. The comer
stone of the colored Methodist Church was laid
here last Sunday, and a considerable amount
of money and valuables placed therein. This
morning it was discovered to be rifled of its
contents, the thieves having pried out tbe
stone with a crowbar. No arrests.
Works Well Either Way.
from the Detroit Journal, j V
"There's nothing like beer, If you take
enough of it for making a man fat" said a
Detroit customer of the saloons who is opposed
to local option, high license and all other re
strictions. "Well, I have known it to make
you lean." said a Prohibitionist "Whent"
'The other night against the lamp-post"
Dr. Duncan Thrown Oat.
Yesterday afternoon, as Br. Duncan was
driving on Penn avenue, his horse frightened
at a car of tneCitiiens Traction Company and
collided with the car. Tbe'buggy attached to
the horse was demolished and Dr. Duncan was
thrown to the ground, but escaped uninjured.
Tks horse suffered slightly. "
A LITTLE ASTRONOMY.
Interesting Fentures of the Heavenly Bodies
Daring the Month of June Morning and
Evening Stars A Blight Spot on Saturn.
The sun reaches hisgreatest northern de
clination this month, 43 27', which marks the
beginning- of summer. He Is then directly
over the tropic of Cancer, and enters the zodia
cal constellation Can( er, from which this tropic
was named. The daj will then be just 15 hours
long, exclusive of twilight having Increased in
length 11 minutes during the month.
On the Ilth the 'Mquation of time," or the
difference between the apparent' time by the
sun and tho real ttai), Is nothing, and the true
sun coincides with the fictitious "mean sun" to
which our timepieces are regulated. Since we
are using Eastern standard tune, and not local,
our timepieces should, show 28 minutes, three
seconds after 12 when tho sun is on the meri
dian, that being the difference between East
ern standard time, and local time. The appar
ent diameter of the sun about the 15th is 31'
SI", and the apparent diameter decreases by
about 4" during the entire month.
On the 27th of the month the sun will suffer
an eclipse, which will be visible in Africa.
Probably no expeditions will be sent any con
slderable distance to observe this eclipse, as it
Is only annular, i. e., the moon will not hide
the entire disk of the sun, but will leave a por
tion on both sides of ltunobscured, and compar
atively little can be learned from this sort of
E. A. Decllna- ,.
tlon. Bites. Transits. Sets.
Jnne 8.. 4h.56m. 22 88 n. 4.52 0:1S A.H. 7:44 r.ll.
June lS..5h.m. S3zi'n. 4:50 0:.i. 7:50p.m.
June Z5..6h.l9m. a'a'n, 4:52 0.22A.M. 7:52 P.M.
Mercury as Evening Star.
Mercury is still evening star, bnt not in so
good position for observation as he was last
month. He is moving west and on the 19th, at
6 A.M., reaches inferior conjunction, when he
passes between us and tbe sun. On account of
tbe inclination of his orb(t to the plane of the
earth's orbit Mercury sometimes passes di
rectly between tbe sun and earth, and appears as
a black spot on the sun's disk, and on other oc
casions passes north or south of him. At the
present conjunction he passes 8 53' south. Tbe
apparent diameter of Mercury at conjunction
is 12" and his distance from- us 50,900,000 miles.
IS. A. Declination. Rises.
June 5 6h. ISm. 23 0' north. 6:00 a. K.
Jnne 15 6h. 02m. 20 2y north. 5:MA.M.
June 25 5h. SSm. lBaJP north. 4:23 A.M.
K. A. Transits. gets.
Junes 6h. 13m. 1:35 P. jr. 9.04 p.m.
June 15 6b. 02m. 0:45P.M. 8-02 p.m.
June 25 Sh. SSm. 11:SSa.h. 9:49p.m.
Venus Is now the morning star, and at her
brightest on the 5tb. The phase is a crescent
growing broader until it is almost half-moon at
the end of the month. On the 10th the appar
ent diameter of Venus Is S57' and her distance
44,500,000 miles; on the 20th her apparent diam
eter is 81" and distance 61,600,000 miles.
K. A. Declination. Rises. Transits.
June E...2h20m. 11 41' north. 2:67A.M. 9:42 a.m.
June 15.. ,2h 44m. 12 47' north. 2:37 A.M. 9:25a.m.
June25...3h.l5m. 1464' north. 2:22A.M. 9:16a.m.
Mars is not visible this month and will not be
for some tune to come. He reaches superior
conjunction on tho 17th at 9 v. M., when he
passes from the eastern to the western side of
the sun and becomes morning star. His appar
ent diameter Is i" and bis distance 240,000.000
The Most Interesting Planet.
Jupiter is now tbe most interesting of all the
planets. He rises In the southeast ana can be
'well seen two or three. hours after rising.
There can be no difficulty in identifying him,as
he is brighter than any of the surrounding
stars. His belts and satellites in their ever
varying positions, will greatly interest the ob
server armed with but very moderate tele,
At 2"p. it. on tbe 24th of the month Jupiter
reaches "opposition." He is then directly op
posite tbe sun, and-rlses In the southeast as the
sun sets in tbe northwest. His apparent diam
eter at opposition Is 45s and his distance SS8,
000,000 miles, about the nearest that far-away
planet ever gets to us.
B. A, Declination. Transits. Rises.
June 5.1Sb.25m. 23 8' souta. 1:50 A.M. 9:21 P.M.
Jnne 15.l8h.Km. 28" 12' south. 1:05 A.M. 8:37 p.m.
Jnne 25.18h.14m. 13 IS south. 0:20 A.M. 7:52 P.M.
Saturn is on tho wane. Amateurs should
direct their attention to Jupiter, as Saturn now
sets before midnight and is not in good posi
tion for observation. His apparent diameter
is 16" and his distance from us about 900,000,000
miles. He is In the constellation Leo.
A Bright Spot on Saturn.
For some months past tbe astronomical
world has been very much interested in the
claims of some observers as to having seen a
bright spot-on the rings of Saturn next io the
shadow of 'the planet on the rings. At tbe Lick
observatory the planet has been carefully ex
amined with the large telescope, tbe observer
using a bar In the eye piece to cut off various
parts of the planet and rings, to eliminate any
optical illusion that might De produced, and it
is reported that nothing abnormal has been
seen. It will probably be found tbe Lick ob
servers were right, and that the appearance is
simply an optical illusion.
B.A. Declination. Transits. Bets. i
June 5..SQ 14m 17 ir north. 4:37 P. M. 11:42 p. M.
June IS. Dli 18m 16 57' north. 4:01 P. M. ll:05pM.
June22..9h22ml639' north. 3:2Sr. M. 10,28P.M.
Uranus is in good position fur evening ob
servation. He is not visible to tbe naked eye,
but may be easily seen with a small telescope,
or even Bpy-glass, about a degree and a half
south and three-quarters of a degree east of
theta Virginia, the nearest naked eye star
northwest of Splca. His diameter is 8".8.
R. A. Declination. Sets. Transits.
Jnne 6..13h.C7m. . 6 29" s. 2.-07 A. M. 8:29 p. M.
Jnnel5.13h.07m. 627's. 1:27 A.M. 7:49 p.m.
Jnne25.13h.C7m. 626's. 0:43A.M. 7:10p.m.
Neptune is morning star, but is too near tho
sun to be seen. .
The moon presents the following phases this
ITlrst quarter June 6, 8.-00P. M.
Full moon June 13, 2:00 r, m.
Last quarter....? ..June 20, 8:00A.M.
New moon June 28, 9:00 A. m.
The moon is nearest tbe earth on the 18th,
when her apparent diameter Is 33 31'; farthest
on the 27tb, wnen her apparent diameter is
29 28'. She reaches her least altitude, 26 SP
on the 11th: her greatest, 72 27' on the 23th.
The moon is In conjunction with Saturn on the
4th, at 3 A. if., Saturn being l46r south; with
Uranus on the 8th. at 8.30 P. JL, Uranus befng
4 59' south; with Jupiter on the 14th at 4 A. M.,
tbe phenomenon proving an occultatiou to
some portions of the earth's surface: with
Venus on the 24th, at 1 A, it, Venus being
1 01' north; with Neptune on the 25th, at 7
A. M., Neptune being 1 46' north: wltb Mercury
on the 27th. at 3 A.M.,Mercury being 3 05' south,
and with Mars on the 27th, at 10 P. M., 'Mars
being 1 33' north.
THE ADDLTEEATIOB OP FOOD.
Results of Investigation In -Minnesota and
tbe Dominion of Canada.
From tbe St. Faul Globe, l
Considerable interest will befelt in the. opera
tions of the dairy department In its enforce
ment of the law which goes into operation
August 1 to prevent the adulteration of articles
that come into the domestio regimen very
numerously, including malt and spirituous
liquors. There have been various efforts of
this kind; and similar laws In other
States, and still it is believed that
there is a vast amount of adulteration
in the articles covered by the law. In
Canada of late a commission has been Investi
gating the food question, and its report fur
nishes ground for surprise to many, A major
ity of the articles examined are found to be un
lawfully tampered with. They found special
complaint of the spice, and somewhat less of
In fact the depreciation of the spices was so
great that it is proposed to license splcn mills
and systematically inspect the product. Adul
teration was found very prevalent in milk, but
ter, cream of tartar, drugs and liquors. The
Minnesota law does not cover all the articles
named, but. comprises others that will afford
ample field for the energies of an industrious
staff of officials.
JOKES FOB GOVERNOR.
He Secures tho Mahoning Delegation to tho
Youhgstown, June 2. A light vote was
polled at the Bepublican primaries throughout
this city and county last night. A strong effort
was made to defeat the delegates to the State
Convention favorable to General A, W. Jones
for Governor and elect an unpledged delega
tion, bnt tbe Jones men won by from 300 to 600
majority. It is probable that Lemuel C. Ohl
and John R. Davis have been nominated as
Representatives to the Legislature. 1 nomas
K. Davey was nominated for Auditor, Frank
White for Commissioner and Dr. Booth for
All on Account of Benzine.
A barrel of benzine burst yesterday afternoon
in the drug store of Ed. Braun, at the corner
of Sandusky and Lacock streetsf Allegheny.
An alarm was sent In from box 93, and before
tbe fire spread tbe flames were subdued. Quite
a little damage was done to the stock, and a
large window was blown to atoms by the force
-of the explosion. The loss will not exceed 8300.
An Insane Man Taken la.
George Helsh, slightly Insane, was arrested
last night at his home in Union alley, Alle
gheny, on complaint of his mother who waste
bub see w ire buy aosK,
DISPATCH, 'MONDAY, JUNE 189. - -V --- j&rA.- W
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0D2 MAIL MUCH.
Crontn and the CIonnaGae1.
To tho Editor of The Dispatch:
Permit me to protest against the manner in
which tbe newspapers, far sensational pur
poses, assume a connection between tbe mur
der of Dr. "Croaln and the Irish National
League of America. In your telegraphic intel
ligence it is stated that Mr. Sullivan, late Pres
ident of tho League, went to Paris and
"forced'h Mr.Eganto hand him over (100,000,
the greater portion of which he afterward ap
propriated to bis own use.
Now this is aserions charge, but is mani
festly untrue;-taken in connection with the as
sertion that Mr, Bgan consulted Mr. Sheridan,
"tbe No. 1 of tbe Irish Invincibles," previous to
his paying over the. money. Mr. Sheridan
never occupied such a prominent or confiden
tial position as your correspondent would lead
us to believe and his bitterest enemies never
alleged that he was "No. 1." The fact of a
man belonging to a political society does not
insure him from assault if for private reasons
people think themselves aggrieved by any act
of his, but that or any other party should not
be assnmed an accessory before or after the
"fact" by reason of bis membership and with
out proof sufficient to convict which, up to the
present is lacking in this case.
Tbe Irish are a justice loving and liberty
seeking people, and while they will use all law
ful means to realize their freedom, no people
have a more wholesome abhorrence of crime.
Theirs is not the nature of a conspirator,
though they are ever ready to resent an insult
In the open day.
I would suggest to the Irish-Americans of
Pittsburg to meet in public and denounce this
murder. Geoeqe LANEES. .
PrrrsBUHG, June L
The Word Mascot.
To the Editor of The Dlssatcht x ,
Please explain the meaning and origin of the
word mascot. M.
Allegheny, June L
TThe word "mascot" was Introduced into
literature by means of the comlo opera "La
Mascotte," written by Audranj but it seems to
have been a term In common use long previ
ously amonggamesters and sporting characters
generally in France. Jt was used to signify
some object, animate or Inanimate, which, like
the luck penny, brought good fortune to Its
possessor. The word is further traced back to
the patois of Provence and Gascony, where a
mascot Is something which brings luck to a
household. There is little doubt that it Is
etymologically derived from the word masque
(masked or concealed). In low Latin tho word
masca means a sorcerer, which also indicates
the kinship of the ideas In these similar words.
The mascot has now taken a place In popular
mythology with the class of house spirits
known among the Romans as penates, in me
diaeval England as brownies, etc, ,.
AN AMERICAN YE88EL FIRED UPON.
Legitime! Mnn-of.Wnr Chases the Steam
ship Caroline miller Off Cape Haytt.
Special Telecram to Tbe Dispatch.
New Yobe, Jnne 2. The steamship Caro
line Miller, from Haytt, which started to come
up to her berth on Saturday night and then
went back to an anchor off Red Hook, got in
early this morning. The reason for her erratic
movements was learned to-day. Captain Fred.
O. Miller thought he bad the first news of the
fall of Legitime and the government of the
South, and be wanted to keep it until Sunday,
because he thought it was too late to get a good
show In tho Sunday newspapers. As tbe news
was here ahead of him, his story Is merely
corroborative. He, however, gives with lurid
details the narrative of his escape from under
the guns of Legitlme's cruiser, the Toussaint
"We left Cape Haytt" he said, "on May 15
fnrBt. Maro with a number of passengers
aboard. The next day we sighted a steamer
making for us. When she was still about five
miles away she opened fire. Her first shots fell
short We were steaming along at about a
seven-knot gait. We ran up the American flag,
put on more steam and kcptwhooplngit up un
til we were going U knots. At first tbe Tous
saint l'Ouverture, for it was she. gained upon
us, but finally we outran her and began drop
ping her astern. She followed us however, for
two hours after the first shot was fired, and she
kept raining shot all around us."
The Toussaint's guns. Captain Miller says,
are of the best pattern of breech loading rifles
made in France and of long range. It looks as
if her commander wanted t have at least one
more chance to fire them off. Tbe Miller got
into fit. Mara that same d&v. Mav 16. and re-
,maed five days. Captain Miller lodged a
complaint witn xne American uonsui were.
While he was there a mounted messenger
came across the mountains, bringing tbe news
of the fall of Legitime and the entry of Hippo
lyte into Port-au-Prince.
The Caroline Miller was chartered by Hlp
polyte'a representatives to carry the news to
Port-de-Paix. They also engaged him to bring
four Gatling gnns to America to be put In
order. These guns, it was said, were abandoned
by Piquant the Legitimist General, when he
fled from the fortifications at Dessallnes. For
fear of losing tho deadly machines, which they
did not have the nerve to nse, Legitlme's
soldiers disabled them. They carried off the
feeding tubes and parts of the breech ma
chinery. SOMETHING LIKE YENICE. .
That Was the Appearance of Things at the
Washington, June 2. Boats plied along
the avenue near the Pennsylvania Railroad
station and through the streets of South Wash
ington, and things wore an aspect faintly re
sembling descriptions ofjscenes in cities built
on canals. A carp two feet long was was
caught in the ladies waiting room at the Balti
more and Potomac station, and several others
were caught in the streets by boys. These fish
came from the Government fish pond, the
waters of the Potomac having covered the
pond and allowed them to escape. Along the
river front the usually calm and peaceful Po
tomac was a wide, roaring, turbulent stream of
dirty water.rusblng madly onward,and bearing
on its swift moving surface logs, telegranh
poles, portions of houses and all kinds of de
bris. Tbe stream was nearly twice its normal
width and flowed six feet and more deep
through tho streets along the river front Bub
merging wharves small manufacturing estab
lishments and lapping tbe second stories of
mills, boat houses and fertilizing works in
Georgetown. Further down stream it com
pletely flooded the Potomac fiats, which the
Government bad raised at a great expense to a
height in most parts or four or five feet, and
inundated tbe abode of poor negroes, who had
built their frame shanties along tbe river's
edge. The rising of the waters has eclipsed
the high water mark of 1877. The loss will be
enormous. Some places ife will amount to
thousands of dollars, but no definite Idea can
be had until the weather settles and property
owners examine their buildings.
BACK TO ANCIENT STILES.
Prediction of a Reform In the Costumes
Worn by Men.
From the PortlandOregonlan.
Some time in the future, when all other sub
jects for reform are exhausted and reforms
possible are accomplished, Providence will
raise up some transcendent mind that will
write np a history of sfprms. In this great
work will ba chronicled how in the early part
of the twentieth century, a wonderful rof ormer,
with a genius equal to Be Patrick, went
through the civilized world preaching a crusade
against the uncivilized clothes worn by so
called civdized men. It will be "Sartor
Resartus," which Carlyle so mystified, made
plain, It will show bow humanity triumphed
and the clothing that was copied from tbe
ancient coat of mail the breastplate, shirt
front trousers and coat fitting as the ancient
armor did were put aside and man returned
to the ancient Greek and Roman style as
remodeled to suit the later ace. It will contain
pictures of men as they appeared In this cen
tury, and the clothes George Washington wore,
time-honored and sanctified as they are by
association with his person, will be looked on
as a ''holy terror" with wonaer that so great a
man could endure such cramped quarters.
A CELEBRATED CASE SETTLED.
A Will Contest for 330,008 Ended After
Madison. Wis., June 2. One phase of the
celebrated Ford wilt case, which has been In
the courts for several years past, was decided
in Kansas City. When Rew F. F. Ford, of
Madison, died a number of years ago he left an
estate of 250,000, largely to his minors. His
widow. Margaret Ford, of this city, was treated
in a miserly manner.
To add to her trouble a divorced wife of her
husband, Grace Ford, residing in New York,
set claim to a dower share in tbe estate, the
bulk of which lies in Missouri, Yesterday the
Kansas City court decided against her and
awarded Margaret Ford one-half of the estate.
) The Longest Name.
r"rom tb Kanssi City Times, 1
jjodwl(i(VonhInkelstelnhausenbloser, qf Cin
cinnati, rlfc probably the lOBgeet name ln'the
United SMtes, but-he'deesa't sew to salad
the laftleuon at m, , i
FACTS ABODT IMBEK.
Origin of a Peculiar and Vnlaable Bubstance
Where It Is Found and Ho-r It b Mined
Amber Among lbs Ancients.
Amber Is a bard, lustrous resinous substance,
which is found in alluvial deposits. It is
usually of a pale yellow color, but has some
times a reddish or brownish shade, Is some
times quite transparent but is usually of vary
ing degrees of translucency. It was regarded by
the ancients with superstitious reverence, be
cause of its unknown origin, and on account of
the electrical phenomena which it exhibited.
The philosopher Thales, of Miletus, 600 B.C.,
noticed that amber when rubbed attracted
light bodies to itself, and this observa
tion; was tbe foundation of the wonder
ful science of electricity, which was named
from electron, the Greek word for amber. The
Greek fable concerning the origin of amber
said that the sisters of Phsethon, on seeing
their brother hurled by the lightning of Jove
into the Kridanus, were transformed by the
pitying gods Into poplar trees, while the tears
they shed dropped as amber on the shores of
the river. The Romans, however, discovered
the true nature of amber, that it Is a fossilized
vegetable gum, and therefore gave it the name
of succlnum, or gum stone. Itls nqt altogether
certain, says tbe Inter-Ocean, what trees ex
ude the amber gum, though one species of fir,
pinetes succinifer, has been accepted, some
what provisionally, as tho amber-yielding tree,
but noted botanists have shown that the ex
udation may have proceeded from other spe
Sources of Supply.
Tbe trees from which the amber gum exuded
stood in forests of past epochs, as many ages
are necessary for 'the transformation of the
substance, and are now found forming strata
of bituminous wood beneath beds of sand and
clay. The great source of the supply of amber
in all ages appears to have been the Baltic
coast, from which the supplies of commerce
still continue to be drawn. During the reign
of Nero an expedition was sent from Rome to
explore the amber-producing country, and so
successful was the search that 13,000 pounds .of
amber were brongbt to the Emperor, including
one piece weighing 13 pounds. The largest
amber mines in the world to-day are along the
Baltic between Konigsberg and Memel on the
Prussian coast Here, below a layer of sand
and clay about 20 feet in depth, a stratum of
bituminous wood occurs from 40 to 50 feet
thick. Parts of these trees are impregnated
with amber, which sometimes is found in
stalactites depending frdm them. Under the
stratum of trees is found pyrites, sulphate of
iron, and coarse sands, in which are rounded
masses of amber.
Mining on the Coast.
The mine is worked to the depth of 100 feet
by an open excavation into the hillsides, and
when the amber In one spot Is exhausted a new
excavation exposes it in another. Large quan
tites of amber are also thrown np from the sea
on these coasts, and obtaining amber from tbe
sea is a regular Industry, giving employment
to large numbers of people. After a storm,
when the waters are agitated, the workmen
wade into the sea and catch in nets the sea
weed which is bome in by the waves. This is
spread on the shore, and the women and chil
dren are employed to pick oft the bits of am
ber that cling to the seaweed.
Where the Substance Is Found.
.Tho supposition is that the amberlferous
crop up In the shallow water near the shore,
from which bits of tbe amber become detached
by the action of the water. The trade In this
f substance is a monopoly of the Prussian Gov
ernment Amber is also sparingly cast on the
Swedish and Danish coasts, and occasionally
pieces are picked np along the shores of Norfolk
Essex and Sussex, in England. It occurs also
in certain localities Inland throughout Europe,
in the neighborhood of .Basle, Switzerland, and
in various parts of France. In England It has
been found in tbe sandy deposits or, the Lon
don clay at Kensington.
Amber In This Country.
The coasts of Sicily and the Adriatic likewise
afford amber. The most beautiful specimens
are said to be those found at Catania, which
show a beautiful play of color shading to pur
ple. Amber has also been found in different
spots in Siberia and Greenland. It has been
found in various parts of the green sand forma
tion of the United States, either loosely em
bedded in tbe soil or In beds of marl or lignite.
The principal localities are atAmboy, rJ". J.;'
at Gay Head, on Martha's Vineyard, and at
Cape Sable, in Maryland,
THE FORTUNE OP OPPORTUNITY.
Circumstances the Test of Men Grant,
Philip Gilbert Hamerton in June Scrlbner's. I
The nature of every man is so mysterious, so
immeasurable and unfathomable, that what
seems to others the narrowest mental organi
zation may contain within itself unexpected
resources. ThIsIstbe bidden cause of the in
variable appearance of great men in times
of national trial and disturbance. At
such times quiet unpretending individuals
come to the front by the forces of nature
that formerly lay concealed within them, and
they win fame, perhaps immortal fame, like
Cromwell, Grant Lincoln, for qualities that
would scarcely have attracted notice in private
life and in ordinary times. Tbe fact of such
appearances of great men ought to warn us all
against the presumption of setting bounds to
the future of any one, except in matters where
techlcal excellence is a necessity. If a man
cannot play tbe fiddle at SO years of age we
may safely predict thathe will never become
an accomplished violinist bnt when there is no
technical obstacle the limits cannot be fixed.
Scott fell Into novel writing accidentally, and
a very trivial circumstance (a search for fish
ing tackle that made him stumble upon the un
finished manuscript of "Waverly") caused him
to resume it after a first abandonment George
Eliot spent ber time in translating German
philosophical books, not at all suspecting the
existence of her own gifts as a novelist until
Lewes urged her to make experiments. A pos
sible external cause in either of these cases
would have left the gift dormant forever.
If Brron had not appeared Scott
would" have remained the first poet so
that he would not have turned to
prose; tor Shelley and Keats countedf or hardly
anything in thosn days, and Wordsworth was
unpopular. Jf Miss Evans bad married a rich,
ordinary man the intellectual side of her
nature would have overshadowed the artistic,
and she would never have been anything more
than a student and expounder of philosophy.
Unthinking people express an astonishment
at examples of this kind which is in itself un
reasonable. They think it is very surprising
that anyone should succeed in a pursuit for
which he has not been trained, but that never
A COUNCILMAN'S DILEMMA.
He Must Chooso Between Losing His OQce
nnd His Best Girl.
From the Bellefontalne (U.) Examiner.
One of the members of the Urbana City
Council is threatened by his father with disin
heritance if Jie votes against the passage of the
proposed prohibition ordinance for that city.
On the other hand, the father of his best girl
has warned him that his goose will be cooked
very brown In that direction if he votes In f avor
of the ordinance I
As the fate of the ordinance is understood to
bang upon the sote of this thus sorely be
leaguered official, the statement that his
father's threat does not involve a loss to nlm of
more than 62K cents at the outside, and that
bis said best girl is handsome and attractive,
will be instructive to our readers.
Back Iato Society.
from the Chlcazo .Ne-wf.l ,
The supposition is that the Hon. William J.
McGarigle has returned to Chicago for the
purpose of becoming a reputable citizen once
more and cutting a wide social swath. The
office for which he intends to become a candi
date is not known j ust y et.
Twas long ago In hammock days
How very long It seems I
That down tbe winding country ways
Beside tbe singing streams
I went in search of dreams!
One dream 1 found as there I strayed,
A perfect Villon, tool
A merry, muslln-klrtled maid.
Whose eyes were hare-bell blue,
A most enchanting huel
She smiled. I smiled. Ahl who can tell
What volumes there were said, v
Although we spoke no syllable?
,v The clorer-blooms were red;
There was no cloud d'erhead.
I leaned. She lulled up be? &ce
What ruby lips sbehadt
1Im for one little moment's space
And thsn she cried: "IB-e's Qiay
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A GREAT HEWSPAPEB.
Brief Summary of .the Contents of Yester
day's 28-Page Dispatch.
The latest news from Johnstown demon
strates that tbe loss of life in the appalling dis
aster at that point was far greater than at first
reported. Never before has the State or tbe
country known so great a calamity, Itls yet
impossible to estimate accurately how many
persons perished by the fire and flood, but those
best informed say that between 3.000 and 10,000
are dead or missing. The Dispatch devoted
its news columns almost entirely to the reports
of its staff correspondents at the scene of tbe
horror. Its representatives were the first
newspaper men in the country to reach the
ruined city, and the accounts published were
more complete and comprehensive than those
of any other paper In the world. A relief train
from this city, loaded with provi
slons and aid, arrived near Johns
town Saturday and contributions
of money and goods are pouring in, yet the
utmost amount that can be raised will not ba
sufficient The suffering among the survivors
Is terrible the homeless and the hungry are
numbered by thousands. Pittsburg's business
men, with their accustomed liberality, have
contributed nearly J1CO.00O to the relief fund,
and the good work Is being pushed energetic
ally. The day in'this city was most eventful. Peo
ple swarmed upon the river banks from early
morning until late at night, watching the
madly flowing stream, whose surface was cov
ered with the wreck of once happy homes.
Several dead bodies were rescued from" the
debris here, and many hundreds at points on
the Conemaugh. The city is full of people who
have lost relatives or friends. It is now feared
that a number of passengers on Pennsylvania
Railroad trains, who were supposed to be safe,
were overtaken and destroyed by tbe fatal
flood. Anxiety, gloom and grief are evident
on the faces of thousands.
In the second and third parts, pages 9 to 20,
of the paper the usual valuable literary feat
ures were retained. Cable news and the
record of sporting events also appeared In their
customary places. The sixteenth page was de
voted to the news for which the world is most
anxious that from the Conemaugh Valley.
Among the contributors of choice literature
were Joaquin Miller, whose pen furnished a
complete novelette, dealing with Western
frontier life; Bill Nye, Frank G. Carpenter,
Blakely Hall, Lillian Spencer, L. B. France, L.
S. M.; E. H. Heinrichs, Mary G. Humphreys,
Shirley Dare, Rev. George Hodges. Henry
Haynie. Nell Nelson, Oliver Optic, Mrs. Lew
Wallace, "A Clergyman," E. L, Wakeman,
Clara Belle, and other special contributors.
Interesting sketches were also contributed by
THE FIRST RUBBER SHOES.
The Carious Origin of a Very Useful Kind
JTom the New York Tlmes.1
About the year 1820 the first pair of rubber
shoes were imported into the United Btates
from South America. They were made from
pure rubber and were extremely thick, heavy
and clumsy. But as it was found that they
were useful in protecting the feat from damp
ness and moisture they 'became very popular
and their importation was, greatly increased.
After much experiment however, it was found
that the raw material could be brought to this
country, and not only rubber shoes made of it
but also many other valuable articles of mer
chandise. The process by which the natives of South
America made the first rubber shoes was very
crude. A model of a boot or foot was first
fashioned out of a clay peculiar to the locality.
Tbe model was then coated with pure Para
cum as it bad been gathered from the tree.
By holding it in the smoke of the dry palm nut
the raw gum was coagulated. Tbe "rubber
shoe" was now removed from the mold or
model, which was now given another coating
of raw gum, and thus the manufacture of
"rubber shoes" went on. Whatever this crude
shoe may have lacked in sty'o and finish was
fully compensated for in quality.
THEI GATHERED IN THE GR0TE.
Another Open Air Meeting Under the Trees
j a.SUver Lake.
A well attended prohibition meeting was'.
held yesterday afternoon at Silver Lake Grove,
East End. It was conducted by tho Rev. W.
Joseph Hunter. Esq., was the first speaker
Introduced. He made a brief addresaon the
good of prohibition and exhorted his hearers to
work and vote for the amendment
Alderman A. H. Leslie followed and spoke
of the general work for the amendment going
on. He advised the men and women to go
about at once and secure promises of votes.
One vote, he said, secured a week beforehand
is worth a dozen attempts on election day.
The meeting concluded with an address by
Mr. Thomas Cowan, of Cleveland. He scored
the liquor traffic and said that It was a fight
between the devil and his agents and tbe home.
He furnished statistics showing that the In
crease in the consumption of liquor Is greater
than the Increase of population.
LOYAL TO HER LOST L0TE.
A School Teacher Shows Rem nrkable De
votion to a Young Man's Memory.
Wabash, Ins., June 2. Last summer Jesse
Miller, an employe of the Wabash School
Furniture Company, died at his boarding
house In this city. His home was at Baltimore,
O. Miller was engaged to be married ta an es
timable young lady at Elkhart, named Cora
Niccum, and tbe nuptials were to have been
celebrated only two weeks prior to bis death.
Miss Niccum was almost broken hearted
over the loss of her lover. Miss Cora, with her
sister, supported a widowed mother by work
ing in a paper mill at THkbart, but out of ber
scanty wages the young lady has saved the
money with which to erect a handsome monu
ment to Miller, which was placed in position
this week. Miss Niccnm has made many sac
rifices and deprived herself of many necessi
ties in order to giro this evidence of her fealty
to ber lover.
The Ohio Accent In Paris.
From the Chicago Times.
Minister Wbitelaw Reid picked up bis
knowledge of the French tongue in Ohio. Ho
is sorry, now that he did so. Tbe French
tongue in France and the French tongue in
Ohio differ somewhat. Mr. Reid will be com
pelled to drop the Cincinnati dialect, which be
clung to so firmly during his residence In New
York; for tbe Ohio river patois is positively for
bidden to be used on the Champs Elysees.
"WHAT WOMEN ARE DOING.
AN anti-woman suffrage society is being or
ganized in England by Mr. Frederick Harrison
and Mrs. Ward, author of "Robert Elsmere."
Up to date their efforts have not met with any
A unique woman's club Is the Seldl Society
of New York, organized and presided over by
Mrs. Laura C. Holloway. It was established
with a view to obtaining greater privileges for
women attendants of the Seldl concerts at
The woman's club has come to stay. Oulda
and soma others to the contrary notwithstand
'ing, the movement is growing steadily. Scarcely
a day has passed since the 1st of January In
which the inauguration of some new society
has not been recorded.
A bill will be brought before the summer
session of tbe Georgia Legislature providing
for tbe establishment of a State Industrial
school for girls. A similar step has been taken
in Mississippi, where girls are to be- admitted to
the Agricultural State College.
Another library of women's writings is to
be founded this time In Germany. It is to be
started in a small town, wnere a room in the
public library will be loaned for tbe collection
until it is sufficiently formed to be taken to
Vienna or Leipzig to be-formally made over to
the Allgemeine Deutsche Frauen Vereln.
New Yobk has three charitable clubs com
posed of women. They are the Kindly, the
Mizpab, and tbe Emma Lazarus. Tha same
city boasts of a number of eccentric women's
clubs, among them such oddities as the Hered
itary, Clio, Meridian, Science of Life, Spiritu
alist, Germ of Reason, Struggle for Truth, So
cialist Communist, Sociologic, and the
Woman's True Friend.
The Woman' Penny Paver, published In
London, is perhaps the only paper in the world 1
conducted, written, printed and pubiisnedDy
womed. It is a success in all respects and was
recently enlarged lrom 8 to 12 page. In the
announcement of its new dress the paper says:
"The work done by women, which It is oar first
Alia to report is far saore varied and l pertaat
than the pabHc has hitherto reaMced,v bat we
td mcmh- of Hi we
s iuwsa ia nBi it im aw aua itMsnsn r BanasssHB.! turn -j. - nai -i ,-j
Three hundred' rats were killed at a
L bam raising ia Sale, BL, the other day.
An Indian fn the Everglades, Fla., it is:
saidjs still holding in slavery negroes that were
his when the war broke out.
A man in Missouri who hadn't read a
newspaper fdr fifty years, was swindled by a
bunko man tbe other day. No wonder.
Sam Stewart, colored, of Crawfordville,
Ga., drives his cow to a wagon whan she goes
dry and gives no milk. She makes better time
than an ox,
Arnold Lake, of St Johns, Mich., owns
a healthy, lively colt, which has no eyer and no
place for eyes. The spots where tbe eyes ought
to be are as smooth as its forehead.
Four hundred Silesian lacem akers hava
been at work fire weeks on a magnificent veil
for the sister of the German Empress,' who is
aboutto marry Prince Leopold, of Prussia.
Two one armed men had a desperate
fight In Oglethorpe, Ga., the other day, and
were getting in some telling blows when a one
armed man ran between and separated them.
A young lady named Break, who died
recently at her home near Freehold, N. J., left
a goodly portion of her property to the gentle
man to whom she was engaged to be married.
A hot spring near Eagtown, Co,
throws a column of water nearly 8 inches in
diameter to aneisht of 30 feet. The water Is
boillne hot and the spray scalds the skin when
ever it comes In contact.
Cherokee, Iowa, has a novel way of
getting rid of its tramps. A short time ago 29
representatives of tbat class were sent out of
town in a locked cattle car, and before start
ing a hose from the water works was turned on
An English lady has written to thes)
newspapers protesting against the outrageott
conduct of the railway companies In not pro
viding men to stand in the railway coacbes and
hold bonnet boxes In their arms, so that their
contents shall not be jostled.
The latest wrinkle in the clothing trade
is garments made of paper. A Minnesota in
ventor is said to have made enough vests and
underclothes of paper last winter to create
something of a panic among St. Paul clothiers.
The paper is prepared so that it is as soft as
cloth and the cold cannot penetrate it
George "Wade, or Cadillac, Mich., has
applied for a patent on a new hobby horse,
which he claims will eclipse the bicycle and
other machines for travel. It consists of an
aut omatlo horse so constructed tbat by rocking
backward and forward it more3 In a regular
lope as far as the rider desires to travel.
In one of the publio schools of Atlanta,
Ga.. they have a novel method of punishing;
boys who uso bad language. When any of tho
young men are caught saying anything prof ano
they are made rinse their months out with
water which has been left standing in a qnassia
cup. Tbe water Is exceedingly bitter and
makes a lasting impression on the boys.
A vicious Clydesdale stallion, which
killed Its groom in Kansas City, Mo., and in
jured several other keepers, now owned in
Wilbur, attacked a stable hand one day last
week and crushed his arm Into an nnsightly
mass. The horse's Jaws had to be pried apart
before it would release Its victim. Tbe man
will lose bis arm and the stallion will probably
An odd snake was discovered by O. F.
Williams, of Patlllo, Ga., and sent to Dr. Ellis
Drewery, of Griffin. The body of this snake Is
no larger than a very small knitting needle, yet
it is 15 Inches long. It seems to be a very lively
snake, and Is coiled around some plants In a
jar of water. The movements of the llttla
fellow, and the fact that it remains most of tho
time under water, would indicate that It is a
variety of water serpent.
The latest plan of pouring floral offer
ings at the feet of one's best girl is to interview
a florist who will, for a monetary considera
tion received, pack up in air tight boxes a se
lection of flowers calculated to keep for several
days. These are banded to the butcher on
board the ship in whlsb the fair inamorata
sails, and are to be delivered to that damsel
when the pangs of seasickness have left her,
one box each day. Tbe fair one looks doubly
fair with tbe floral setting, and triumphs over
her fellow passengers, while the butcher ap
preciates the situation from two points, as he
gets tipped by both sides of the house.
Many can remember when women had
not a college of their own, and only Oberllh
opened her doors to equal and co-educa tioa
And that;ppening raised a teapastnous on
position-.cswl r tt indistion. irtwfWJ).
Kate Stevens, women have more than 200 ciV
leges where they can matriculate and carry off
honors, and there are 4,000 women In attend
ance. Among these Institutions are several
State Universities, besides Cornell, and How,
ard, and Colombia, and a half dozen, owned
and occupied by tbe women alone. Mean
while, women as teachers are receiving, in
place of a mere pittance, a sum almost equiva
lent to thatpald to men.
The following tale is told by one of the
citizens of Charlotte Harbor, Flawith his
hand upon his heart: A party of Charlotte
Harbor hunters, while out on Dinner Prairie,
found a rattlesnakes' den nnder a sand mound
containing 100 or more snakes. The snakes
were out sunning themselves, but when run
into by the, party, tbey scattered helter skelter.
The hunters say they counted 85 which ran into
tbe den and think there were twb or three dozen
more which ran into the brush. He is confident
thathe could have loaded a four-horse team
with the dead skins tbat were lying around. A
strange part of tbe story Is that but one of this
great number of snakes "rattled" when dis
A good story is told on Bailey Magru
der, keeper of a bathhouse at Sanford, Fla. A
boy applied to him for a bath, bnt as he had no
money, he was told that he could not get one.
However, upon reflection, Bailey said to him:
"I will tell you what I will do. If yon go and
get six other boys I will let yon have your bath
free." Tbe boy agreed to tbe proposition, and
went and got tbe requisite six boys, and all
were admitted to the oath-room. Mr. Magru
der told the attendant of the agreement, and
told him not to charge the boy anything for his
"bath. After waiting awhile tho attendant
went In to collect fares, what was his sur
prise to see tbe six bovs perched noon tha
benches watching the one boy take, his free
The Rev. John Jasper, the famous col
ored preacher and author of the Jasperian the
ory that "the sun do move," is by recent events
the greatest prophetin the world.. According
to the opinion of his followers he had a dream
which, when he related It to the members of
his congregation, caused consternation among
them. He said tbat he dreamed that seven
terrible storms would pass over the earth, tbat
tbe lightning would flash, mutterlngs of thun
der would be beard, accompanied by storms of
wind, rain and hall, producing destruction In
the land, that on the last day of May wnuld bo
the final winding up, with thunder, lightning,
and a great fall of water, causing the waters In
the rivers to overflow their banks and ships
and steamers would go down In tbe mighty
deep, carrying with them hundreds of souls.
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
Mohair is obtained from the Angora goat,
and consequently the mo' hair an Angora has tbe
more valuable a goat he s. Evening WUeonrin.
Strange to say, none of the American as
t nomers discovered any of the star route frauds.
They hava been looking too high. Seta Orleant
A Chicago young man proposed in a cab
and was accepted. Tbat was a hansom way of do
lngthe business. Ifone hut ths brave get tho
worth of their fare. Jf Inneajtollt Journal.
TJncle James (who enjdys a "Barkis"
reputation a trtfie near) Bobb v. what would you
do If I were to give you a bright new silver doUarf
Bobby (with a gasp)-l'd bite It uncle, to see If
it was jtood. Harper Bator.
Had Had All He "Wanted (Solicitously)
Grindstone, stop a moment. That's a fearful
cold you have. Ara you taking anyth,lnr for It!"
(Hnrryln? on) "Not In the shape of advice, Kll
Jordan." (JMeaga Trioune.
DeterminedtoEunNo Eisks Citizen
Cabman (looking at him crltically)-ls It a re
Citizen (angrUy)-What dlflerence does that
make to you?
Cabman-All the difference In tbe world, sir.
You're In full dress, irit's a recepUon It s au
right, tflt's suicide you pay la advance, sir.
Mrs. Parvenu Charles, yon know you
positively promised me you would reform during
the new year. Are you drinking any less llquorr
Mr. Parvenu-,Tes, my dear, I am gradually
tapering off. Take only half tae amount of water
wltb my whisky tbat I did, ana hope to drop' it -altogether
by July. Then I shaU begin to reduce
the amount of Uquor Itself. Trust ma to keep a
promise, my dear. Ones a Week.
Assistant (to great magazine editor) I
see this young Mfss U maklne herself, quite
famous through tkemedlnm of the newspapers...
Great Magazine Editor Xes-um haven't'we
get a story of hers sent in four or five yes ago?
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