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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY. JULY 2. 18891
TEE BUSIHESS TAX DECISI0K.
The decision or Judge Slagle, in the busi
ness tax case of the Hartman Steel Compa
ny, restrains the collection of that tax on
the principal share of the plaintiff's busi
ness. One or the prohibited classes of traf
fic consists ot goods sold from the works
outside the city to people living in the city,
but delivered to the customers at the works.
Toe vast bulk of the business of factories
outside of the city being able to do business
with the city in that way it is safe to pre
sume that the amount of business tax col
lected in the future from firms of this class
will not be worth mentioning.
Judge Slavic's reasoning on the legal
aspects ot the case, as reported elsewhere,
appears sound, and coming from a jurist ot
his ability it may be assumed that it will
stand as the law. That being the case, it
will simply offer another reason for discard
ing this antiquated style oi taxation. It is
bad enough to have a tax levied primarily
on enterprise, which enterprise must in turn
collect from the consumers; but when in
addition to this the tax is made to offer a
preminm on locating manufacturing enter
prises outside of the city.it appears to be
somewhat phenomenal in its stupidity.
There might be some sense in an income
tax, which is a tax not necessarily on enter
prise, but on prosperity. The tax on gross
sales combines all the bad features of the
income tax, with a total absence of any ol
HB. CLABKS0ITS BOOMERANG.
Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson, as
is shown in our New York notes, has placed
himself on record to the effect that the elec
tion was for the purpose of putting Repub
licans in office, and that nothing gives him
greater pleasure than to make room for Re
publican office holders. Applied strictly,
and in good faith, this deliverance might
prove a boomerang for Mr. Clarkson.
It would be hard to find any more correct
definition of a Republican than one who up
holds the Republican principles as stated by
the platform of the National Convention.
"We have looked over that document with
some care, and have failed to find any dec
. laration of the principle that the purpose of
the election was to put Republicans in the
minor offices. On the contrary, we find
there a double pledge in favor of civil serv
ice reform "to the end that the dangers to
free institutions which lurk in the power of
official patronage may be wisely and effect
This statement of Republican doctrine, in
contrast with tbe principle of political ac
tion laid down by the First Assistant Post
master General, proves conclusively that
'Mr. Clarkson is no longer a Republican.
He has casi aside the civil service reform
principles authoritatively avowed and
adopted by the Republican national organ
ization in order to rank himself among the
professed spoilsmen. Having thus dis
avowed Republican principles, his own rule
of action debars him from holding office.
His first duty, according to his own state
ment, is to kick himself out.
"We shall await with interest the action of
Mr. Clarkson in removing himself to make
room for a Republican who maintains the
platform of the Republican party sincerely
and in good faith.
A DELAYED CUBEE.
The agricultural experiment stations and
bureaus are sending out circulars telling
about the green bug in tbe wheat. This is
regarded as fresh news by tbe Agricultural
agencies, but the farmers who have found
i- out about the green bug and have learned
how to circumvent them for some time, will
not be much excited over the news. So far
as can be ascertained the green bug, or
midge, is a very important factor on the
bull side of the grain exchanges, but other
wise he is but little larger collectively than
he is individually. The fact is that the
green midge has been beaten in most of the
wheat-raising districts where he has ap
peared by the very simple device on the
part of the farmers of harvesting a good
crop of wheat before the midge has had a
chance to get in his work. It will be time
enough to get up a panic about the midge
when the crop returns show that a short
crop has been harvested.
SOW? WITH TEE SPABE0WS.
A volume containing over four hundred
pages entitled "The English Sparrow,
(Passer Domesticus) in North America, Es
pecially in Its Relations to Agriculture"
has been received by Tue Dispatch from
Secretary fit Agriculture Jeremiah M.
.Rusk. It is a beautiful work. The covers
are a pale esthetic green, but the state
ments about the infamous sparrow within
them are printed in large type with the'
blackest ot ink. There is no doubt about
Secretary Rusk's meaning in authorizing
the division of tbe economic ornith
ology and mammalogy to issue Bulle
tin 1, as this work on the English
sparrow is designated. It is an unmistak
able indication of the bold and determined
. policy to which Secretary Busk has com
mitted the administration. He does not
issue a leaflet and suggest tamely the ad vis-
'ability of taking the sparrow seriously.
He plants his foot firmly and emits a
volume of four hundred pages to the effect
that the English sparrow must go at once.
The statistics in this book are very vol
uminous; all of them are interesting, a great
many very humorous; They all prove,
however, what a terrible fellow this Passer
Vomettieus, this English intruder, is. For
instance, on page 80 we find a list of native
American birds molested by the sparrow.
In this we find it recorded that 377 bine
birds, 182 robins, ,11 yellow warblers, 84
I wallows, 72 chippies, 6 bobolinks, 1 hum
ming bird, 3 peewees, and a solitary yellow
bellied woodpecker have been at sundry
times and places assaulted, abused, and
otherwise maltreated by tbe English spar
row. This is awful. The thought of
an inoffensive yellow-bellied woodt
pecker being subjected to the in
sults of a brown-coated little whipper
snapper of an Englishman makes our blood
boil. Secretary Busk-rightly sounds a call
After recitals of outrages such as these,
It is hardly necessary for Secretary Husk
to tell us that the sparrow is a fraud.
He, the sparrow, won't eat worms, cater
pillars, bugs or other things nobody wants,
and he will devour grain, fruits and all
sorts of valuable agricultural products.
We hare thought for some time that the
Passer Domesticus was an unornamental
nuisance, but the four hundred odd pages
Secretary Rusk devotes to the subject have
convinced us thit the sparrow as a feature
of our Caucasian civilization is played out.
The sparrow must be removed. Secretary
Rusk will attend to the actual removal of
the nuisance no doubt before he issues
A XEW THOBO UGHTABE ADDED.
Select Council could not fairly do other
wise yesterday than concur with Common
branch in passing the ordinance for the
widening of Diamond street There need
be no surprise, therefore, that but three
votes were cast against it. This is a case'
where not only is the public convenience
consulted by substituting for a mere alley a
handsome fifty-foot thoroughfare in the very
heart of the city, but one which has the ad
ditional merit of the work being openly
pledged to be done at the expense solely of
the abutting property owners.
As some objection was made under the
seeming impression that the city, or prop
erty in the neighborhood but not on the
street, would have to share the cost, it is
well that there is a very clear understanding
about that Considering the immense in
crease in value reasonably anticipated for
the abutting lots when thewidening is done,
and the fact that they persistently petitioned
for the work, with the understanding that
they were to pay the whole damages, any
attempt to bring in the city would be alike
futile and in bad faith. But as tbe
parties concerned vigorously repudiate
the imputation of such an intendment there
is no need to speak of it farther, excepting
to make doubly clear now, before the work
begins, the understanding that the abutters
defray the cost The Board of Viewers, who
are to assess benefits, are also committed to
the same position by their late official com
munication to Councils.
With the widening effected and the ex
pense met in this way by the property own
ers directly interested, nothing should stand
in the way of congratulation on the prospect
of a fine, new thoroughfare being added to
the city's facilities for business. As for re
cent indications that the new street, like
Fifth and other avenues, will be sought for
railway purposes, it may reasonably be be
lieved that the property owners who pay for
this improvement will be quick enough to
protect their interests. Tne present desire
is strong and unequivocal for an unob
THE EXAMPLE OP CEICAGO.
The enterprising city of Chicago has re
cently set an example which should be of
value to tbe communities lying along the
three rivers in this vicinity. In order to
obtain the full benefit of the suburban pop
ulation in the rating of the cities at the
next census, she has taken in the outlying
districts so that a stretch ot territory twenty
four miles long and eight miles broad is
included, within the city limits. This is ex
pected to give Chicago 1,100,000 population'
in the next census, and if any city can ap
proach her in area she is ready to annex a
State or two.
Perhaps it is not discreet to urge upon the
conservative people of this region the full
copying of Chicago's example. If we did
so, we would begin at Leetsdale and annex
all the way up to the city, including Alle
gheny. The southwestern limit would take
in Mansfield, the southeastern McKeesport,
while the northeastern would bring in
Verona and Sbarpsburg. Without urging
our people to so daring a flight, it is proper
to point out that the closely settled sections
adjacent to our city are sufficient to add
150,000 to our population next year, and to
give us 350,000 instead of the 200,000 or
thereabouts which we are likely to show in
our subdivided state.
Chicago has made herself what she is by
the policy of presenting her merits and her
full growth to the world. Not the policy of
annexing the suburbs alone, but that, of
which the first is a part, of doing everything
possible to increase the reputation of the
city as a community, is the cause of the
growth which will record over a million
sonls in Chicago next year. It may also be
pertinent to remark that the lack of united
effort in that direction is one of the reasons
why Pittsburg is rated among the cities of
200,000 population or less, and has some
thing less than 40,000 in the communities
of which she is the center.
Is it not about time for our city to profit
by the example of Chicago? Would not a
good way to pursue that policy be to per
fect a plan for uniting the immediately ad
jacent population into a city of 350,000 to
400,000 in time for the next census ?
FASHION'S KIND BELIEF.
Writers upon current topics have ex
hausted themselves during the past two
years in endeavoring to convince the softer
sex of the discourtesy and lack ot that es
sential principle of lady-like action which
is based in the care for the rights and enjoy
ment of others, embodied in the wearing of
lofty and exclusiye headgear at theaters.
They bare enlarged upon the discomfort
and damage to those whose enjoyment of
public performances was entirely destroyed
by these towering head-dresses! They have
appealed to the example of foreign courts,
where ladies in attendance at theaters in
variably remove their bonnets before enter
tering the playhouse; and they have shown
how easy and beneficial the adoption of
such a custom would be in this country.
All these arguments, pleas and protests
were of no avail. American fashion de
creed the wearing of the tall hat, and our
better halves went on with the custom,
calmly regardless alike of reason, courtesy
Now a change has come. We are in
formed that the mysterious power embodied
in a somewhat inchoate body of foreign mil
liners has decreed that the high hat shall
no longer be worn. Low head gear is to
take its place. The ladies will concede to
fashion what they denied to reason and good
breeding, nnd in that way will permit the
play-goers to have a fair idea of what goes
on upon the stage.
But is it not cogent to sdggest to the
fairer and generally better sex, that in thus
placing fashion above the dictates of true
courtesy and consideration for others, they
fail to attain, that ideal. of true 'eminine
character which we are nil so glad to af-
tribute to the mistresses of our homes and
The report that trust deals are on foot to
monopolize the natural gas business and the
coal industry of Pittsburg sounds rather
alarming. With regard to the natural gas
business, attempts to control that branch of
the supply of fuel by combinations, have
already developed the fact that free compe
tition is still possible In monopolizing
the coal industry the combination will hare
to purchase all the coal' lands, not only of
Western Pennsylvania but of "West Vir
ginia. It is possible for the trusts to un
dertake the proverbial but excessive task of
biting off more than they can chew,
TrtE Shah is in London. The people of
the English capital will endeavor to re
strain their feelings until the Persian mon
arch leaves, when they will relieve them
selves with a prolonged and scornful
The fact that the first time that precious
anti-dressed beef law was brought into the
courts, it was decided to be unconstitutional,
only fulfills what was a foregone conclusion
from the start. One State cannot shut out
the products of another by any device or
evasion of the United States Constitution,
however much it may be to the piofit of in
terested parties to do it This is a nation;
and protective lines between the States were
debarred when the Constitution was adopted
that made it a nation.
It Uncle Jerry Busk succeeds In abolish
in? the English sparrow by his last 400-page
pamphlet, he should try the effect of the
next publication ot that sort npon the
equally tough and incorrigible peach-crop
The recent development of the fact that
one railroad line out of Pittsburg will carry
coal at rates that permit shippers to live,
and that another will throw its Influence on
the side of living rates for iron ore, proves
that competition is still a vital force in
transportation, however much railroad com
binations may strive to smother it
Since the fashion has been started, it
may be expected that Mr. Cooney, the miss
ing Cronin murderer, will commit suicide
simultaneously in Kansas City, Brooklyn,
Montreal and New Orleans.
The reward of modest merit may be long
delayed, and hope deferred continued to
make the heart sick, but that its steady con
tinuance sometimes triumphs, is proved by
tbe renewed announcement that the golden
haired, but always hopeful, Thomas V.
Cooper is now to receive that long expected
Collectorship of Philadelphia.
The expectation is natural that the vic
tory of Yale in the recent boat race will re
store in athletic circles the primeval fashion
of having the nose bored.
Dr. Hammond's declaration that it is
better to swallow coals of fire than ice water
will find few converts at this season of the
year. Ice water may be somewhat deleteri
ous; but when the thermometer mounts up
into the nineties it is exceedingly quench
ing. The question arising out of the latest
event in municipal circles, seems to be
whether the building inspection business re
The rise in trust certificates is evidently
founded upon the belief of stock speculators
that in purchasing investments it is unnec
essary to pay any attention to the fact that
the favorite investments embody an assault
upon the rights of the public.
Naples is tearing itself down to clean
itself. This looks like radical work, but
what is worth doing at all .is worth doing
Chicagoans rejoice in the possession of
a city that is 24 miles long by 8 miles
wide. The noble ambitipn of Chicago to be
the biggest city, in America is bound to be
satisfied if it has to annex all of Northern
PERSONAL .FACTS AND FANCIES.
Us. asd Mrs. George Kejjnas will spend
tbe summer at Cape Breton. .
Senator Chandler and family are at their
summer borne at Wamen,'N. H.
The Prince ol Wales will sell bis shorthorns
and soutbdowns at Sandringham on Tuesday
Queen Victoria's favorite musical com
posers are Mendelssohn and Sullivan, and the
latter1 "Lost Chord ' is the one piece of which
she is most fond.
When tbe German Emperor visits Osborne,
he will find in tbe garaen a splendid myrtle,
which he ought to regard with reverence, hut
which he will probably regard judging from
his past career with spitof ul hatred. It was
originally a tiny twig plncked from his moth
er's wedding bouquet
Auonq the Ministers who travel with the
Shah is Mohammed Hassan Khan Ekbalus Sal
tane. He is Chief of tbe Press. He not only
supervises all publications in Persia, but him
self edits four papers, the Ivan, the Sltela; ths
Echo of Persia and the illustrated Bcherew.
He has also written some histories, and con
ducts a bureau for tbe translation of European
books and papers into Persian,
One of th latest works which Sir Edward
Boebm has executed for tbe Queen is a colos
sal bronze statue of John Brown, which has
been erected in the grounds at Balmoral, on a
wooded bank near tbe garden cottage. The
Duke of Albany Is commemorated at Balmoral
by a polished granite seat, wbich has been
placed near tbe dairy; and Sir Thomas Bid
dulph by a granlto fountain, which stands by
the road which leads from tbe castle to Aber.
SOLD FOE A FORTUNE.
The Lively Bidding- nt Paris Upon a Cele
Paris. July L The sale of tbe Creran pic
tures was begun to-day. There was a large
attendance. Many foreign galleries were repre
sented. Number C3 in the catalogue was Mil
let's "The Angelus" (Evening Prayer). For
this famous picture there was a spirited com-
Eetition. The bidding started aflOO.000 francs,
r. Avery, otNew York, offered 190,000 francs.
Just as a bid of HO, CO francs was made ths
auctioneer declared tbat Proust was tbe buyer
of tbe picture. M. Proust, who was acting fcr
the Musee de France, had bid 602,000 f races.
The American bidders protested tbat the
auctioneer bad been too nasty. After an ex
cited discussion M. Proust yielded to tbe auc
tioneer's appeal to allow the sale to be resumed.
Tbe Americans bid up to 650,000 franc, M.
Proust finally purchasing the picture at S5J,X)
SATING -A HEAP OF TB0TJBLE.
Scheme of a Ulisoarian to Ascertain lbs
Pupnlar Choice for President.
Washington, July 1. An enterprising Mis
souriah by tbe name of Curtin proposes to take
a popular vote on the Presldental preferences
for 1892, and thus settle tbe work of tbe nomi
nating conventions in advance. The taking of
tbe vote will occupy a year, and he expects it
to cost 0,000 to complete. A half dozen clerks
have been sworn In to accurately record the
votes as they come In on postal cards.
Curtin expects to reimburse himself and
clear Borne money by selling his unofficial re
turns to the newspapers.
A A word far Colonel Dangler.
Johnstown. July L The heads of the com
missaries presented Colonel Spangler with a
sword this evening. General Hastings made
the presentation speech.
THE TOPICAL- TALKER.
Some TheatrlcalKews TbeNatlonal Drama
in the Future The Local End at It.
It is a little early to talk of what the the
atrical season of 18S9-90 has in store for us In
the way of new plays, but tbe managers and
actors don'.t think sb, for their advance an
nouncements are falling fast and thick In news
paper offices. W. H. Crane, the comedian, now
divorced from his partner, Robson, writes me
tbat the comedy written for' him by
Messrs. Brander Mathews and George
H. Jessop, has just been named "On
Probation." The scene of tbe comedy is laid in
France and Switzerland, but its authors claim
for it a distinctly American theme and treat
ment Mr. Crane says he feels at home In the
principal character, a middle-aged American
man of business, which seems to be a little like
the part he played tn "The Henrietta." There
is real comedy in tbe character-drawing, Mr.
Crane says, but' the situations which involve
Mr. Crane with an elderly sister, three Ameri
can gills ot pronounced types, and a number of
cosmopolitan personages, are farcical, very
It Is about time for two such clever writers as
Mathews and Jessop to write a play that shall
be a worthy addition the smalllistof good plays
written by Americans.
Mb. Brander Mathews and his collabora
tor had better beware of following tbe advice
which Mr. Howelis gave them in the last num
ber of Harper's Magazine. The Americsu
school of dramatists will never produce any
thing that will live a decade or surely. a season
if Mr. Howelis' theory of writing plays without
plots is adopted by it
The thinness of Mr. Howelis' argument tbat
because one or two sketchy plays dealing with
American types of character have been suc
cessful therefore the American play must
henceforth be devoid of plot if it is to succeed,
Is so thin that no dramatist Is likely to be de
luded by it. this is not saying that a play deal
ing exclusively with American characters and
scenes with a strong American plot is not
wanted. On tbe contrary, it is such a combina
tion of cognate appeals to its national taste
and patriotic feelings that tbe American audi
ence desires. Tbe most successful plays oftbe
future In America will De plays of this order.
Ms. George C. Jenks, whose comedy, "Tbe
United States Mall," is certainly American
from tbe heart of ths soubrette to the outside
buttons of the special delivery messenger who
both figure in the piece, has just returned from
New York, wbere be has been gathering a first
class company for some weeks.
Mr. Jenks says the company is now virtually
complete. Miss Kate Davis, with whom be has
been in negotiation some time, has signed a
contract, and that wonderfully clever young
actress will add greatly to the "U. S. Mail's"
chances of Instant success when it Is produced
next fall. Frank David, who will be remem
bered as tbe original Brabanto In "Tbevor
salr," will bring out tbe lowest comedy side of
Mr. Jenks' piece. He is a low comedian of no
little ability and bas to boot a good voice. I
notice that he is just now making quite a
hit as Sir Joseph Porter in the revival of
"Pinafore" in Mr. Harris' Academy of Mnsio
at Baltimore a first-class theater, by the way.
Ned Hanson, the well-known minstrel, is
another pillar of comedy strength Mr. Jenks
has engaged. Then there is Mamie Hayman, a
pretty and dashing soubrette; Tony Murphy,
who is to play the special delivery boy; Ed
Hubbard and Julia Earnest and several others
equally above the average rank.
Klrtland Calhoun, who is managing the sum
mer season of the Thompson Opera Company
at present with unusual success, is to be Mr.
Jenks' stage manager1, and the advance agent
is likely to be a local newspaperman with a
good deal of natural and acquired ability in
Altogether, tbe end of tbe American drama
in tbe hands of Mr. Jenks is prospering in its
earliest stages. It Is probable now that the
"United States Mail" will be given an extended
trial in New York, where several managers are
anxious to get it Plttsburgers will see it at
the Uljou during tbe latter part of September.
William Hawobth is receiving some
rather odd advertising prior to, his tour in
"Paul Kauvar" next season.
"A few days ago," writes Mr. Haworth from
New York, "I received a small box by express,
and I was surprised, as well as pleased, when
found therein a fox terrier. A card in tbe box
read, 'With tbe compliments of William
Malony, Montreal.' "
Mr. Haworth's friend and admirer In Mon
treal was none other than the celebrated Billy
Malony, who had to skip out because of his
connection with tbe bribery of the New York
Aldermanio boodlers in 18SL
Nina Van Zandt has also threatened to join
Mr. Haworth's "Paul Kauvar" company as the
leader of the mob in the last act of Steele
Mackaye's play, or Haworth's manager says
she has. ,
W0KK TO BE EESUMED.
The Bankrupt Iron Works Bought by the
Philadelphia and Rending Road.
' Reading, July L The plant of tbe Reading
Iron Works, which failed four months ago for
over $1,000,000, was put up for sale here this
afternoon. There was large attendance of
leading Iron men of the State. In 40 minutes
after tbe bidding began, tbe property in its
entirety, wbich includes furnaces, rolling mills,
tube mills, pipe mills, foundry, forge, eta. be
side valuable tracts of land, was sold to Wil
liam P. Bard, of this city, lor 5150,500, subject
to a mortgage ot S600.CO0.
Mr. Bard purchased it for the Philadelphia
and Reading Railroad Company, and tbe works
will resume operations at an early day.
At Harris' Theater This Week.
Quite a sea ot rapidly moving faces, pro
grammes and newspapers yesterday greeted
the company wbich is presenting Tom Taylor's
sterling melodrama, "The Ticket-of-Leave
Man," at Harris Tb eater this week. It Is the
same company which a few weeks ago. at the
same house, gave an excellent rendition of
"Tbe Streets of New York." Frank Kilday is
Bob Brierlif, and his interpretation of the wild
Lancashire lad whose love of pleasure gets him
into a peck of trouble, is a good one. Ills sup
port is equal to the task imposed upon it
Philadelphia as a Summer Resort.
From the New York Tribune, j
Visitors to Philadelphia say that If tbe city
could be roofed over. It would m'ake a splendid
Turkish bath establishment, although It would
be a little too hot for most people.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
The'odore Dwlght Woolsey.
NEW BAVIN, COXN., July 1, Theodore Dwlght
'Woolsey, ex-President of Yale University, died
to-day, aged S3 years. Deceased was born In New
York, October 81, 1301. Key. Benjamin Woolsey,
of South old, L. I , son of tbe original immigrant,
graduated at Yale in 1703. His grandson, William
Walter Woolsey, married a sister of the first
President Dwigbt, of Yale. His sixth son was
Theodore Dwlght Woolsey. who graduated from
Yale in ISM. Theodore read law in Philadelphia,
tben spent two years stndylng theology at Prince
ton, was a tntor at Yale from iK3 to 1815 and was
licensed to preach In IKS. lie stndled for two
years in France and Germany and spent a year In
England and Italy, froin 1431 to 1843 be was Pro
fessor of Greek at Yale. ' On October II, 1848. he
sneceeded President Day, of Yale. Me was given
tbe degree of L. L. D. by Wesley in 1847. la 183)
he delivered an historical addresa on the one hun
dred and sninh anniversary of tbe founding of
Yale. As President he tanght history, political
economy and International law. In 1883 lie pub
lished a text book on tbe latter subject, or which
six editions were printed and used all over the
United States and In the English universities.
Two English editions have been lssned. In 1871.
when 70 years old, he resigned tne Presidency or
Yale. lie was one of tbe revisers of the New
Testament. He was for many years a regent of
tbe Smithsonian institute. He was twice mar
ried, first In 1831 and second in 1832.
Ellas T. HuBzeker.
Tbe many friends of Ellas T. Honxsker were
shocked to hear of his sudden death, which oe
carred Sunday at noon, at his home on Locust
street, Allegheny. While seated on the porch
with his wife and sister talking, he suddenly fell
forward and expired without uttering a word.
Mr. Uusieker hail been confined to his home for
some time past, but some three weeks since had
Improved so much that all his friends had every
hope of bis resuming bis business activity. Uorn
and reared in the city, and for many years con
nected with McKee Bros., glass manufacturers,
and being a devout and lifelong member of tbe
Smtthfleld M. E. Church, he leaves a host of
friends to offer their condolence tobis family tn
tbelr bereavement. He leaves a wife and daugh
ter to moarn tbe loss of a kind and dutiful hus
,band and father. The funeral takes place this aft
ernoon at 2,30 from tbe Smlthtleld Street M. .
Tbe funeral of John Carvllle, who died at his
home, No. Wylie avenue, on Sunday, will take
Slace from St. Paul's Cathedral this morning.
lr. Carvllle was years old, was an old Union
soldier, and was one of the active members of the
old Allegheny Volunteer fire Company,
HYING TOO EAGEKLT.
Patience Comes From tbe Grent Protector,
bat-Hurry Is From Hade.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal. 1
Americans know how to work, but they do
sot know how to rest: Hopes are early
kindled in their hearts, and life becomes for
ever after only an unceasing struggle. Men
work for work's sake. We speak of the bless
ings of labor, and even in our system of politi
cal economy act on the false idea that the more
work the greater blessing; so we create obstruc
tions only to multiply labor.
Man was condemned to work. That It seems
a blessing that to escape thought, or remem
brance, or to exhaust the frame we turn to It
as to a friend only proves how far we have
fallenf rom our lost estate, and how changed is
the condition of man.
To compass an end by exacting labor is
worthy any man's endeavor, only in so doing
let us not "become the slave of work; let us not
surrender our independence; let us not work
for any of these things, whether It is wealth or
power, or love itseii, more man it is worm.
But many do give too much. Next year, or
ten years beuce, they say, our task will be fin
ished, but they find too often tbat they have
only sold their birthright for a "mess of pottage.
"There Is a legend In some Spanish book
About a noisy reveler, who. at night.
Returning home with others, saw a light
Shine from a wlddow, and climbed np to look
And saw within the room hanged to a hook
His own self-strangled sell; grim, rigid, white,
And who, struck sober by that livid sight,
feasting bis eyes in tongue-tied horror, shook.
Has any man a fancy to peep In
And see, as through a window. In the past
His nobler self self-choked with colli of sin
Or sloth or folly! Bound the throat whipped
The nooses give the throat a stiffened grin,
'Tls but thyself, Look well. Why be aghast?
Habit is stronger tban sin, or sloth, or folly,
and the habit of uninterrupted labor, or the
loss of self in same work meant to be for a
time, forges chains that only life Itself can
MUSICIANS GATHEEED T0GETHEB.
The TlilrteenthAnnualMeetlneof the Tench,
era Association Begins To-Day.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Philadelphia, July L The Music Teach
ers' National Association will bold its thir
teenth annual convention in this city, begin
ning to-morrow afternoon and continuing until
Friday evening. Great preparations have
been made and no effort has been spared to
make the convention the most Interesting ever
held by the association, which bas a member
ship of 1,000. Some of the members arrived In
the city from various parts of "the country to
day, but tbe great majority are expected to
morrow. The Continental Hotel has been
selected as tbe headquarters of the convention.
All sessions will be held in tbe Academy of
Music. At o'clock to-morrow afternoon tbe
Board of Vice Presidents will meet In one ot
tbe rooms of tbe Academy to transact such
business as may come before tbem. At 8
o'clock there will be a reception and a ban
quet At 9 JO o'clock on Wednesday morning
the first business meeting will be held.
It will open with an address of welcome, fol
lowed By tbe annual address of President W.
F. Heath, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Tbe reports
of tbe various officers and delegates will then
be received, after which Edward Cbadfleld, of
Derby, England. Honorable General Secretary
or the. National Society of Professional Musi
cians of England, will deliver an address en
titled "National Associations and Their Du
ties." At 7.30 P. li. there will be a chamber
concert. The entire time of the convention
usually given to miscellaneous essays will be
devoted to tbe discussion of "Teaching and
Teaching Reform." At 8 p. m. there willbe an
organ concert, nd on Thursday and Friday
evenings there will be orchestral concerts of
A Large Nnmber of Offlce-Seckers Receive
Their Expected Reward.
Washington, July L The President to-day
made the following appointments:
Louden Snowden, of Pennsylvania, to be
Minister Resident and Consul General of the
United States to Roumania, Serria ana
William Hayden Edwards, of Ohio, to be
Consul General of tbe United States at Berlin.
Augustus O'Boume, of Rhode, Island, to be
Consul General of tbe United States at Rome.
Eugene Schuyler, of New York, to be scent
and Consul General of the United 8ta,tes at
To be Consuls of the United States: Wallace
Bruce, of New York, at Leitb; William Harri
son Bradley, of Illinois, at Nice; Edmund B.
Fairfield, of Michigan, at Lyons: Irving J.
Manatt, of Nebraska, at Atbens; William
Bowman, of Kentucky, at Tien Tsaln: Adolph
G. Studer, ot Iowa, at Barmen; Enoch J.
Smither, of Delaware, at Osaka and Hloga;
Alexander C. Moore, of West Virginia, at St,
Thomas) Charles F. Johnson, of Ohio, at Ham
burg; Silas C. Halsey, at Sonneberg.
Also tbe following: Arthnr M. Tinker, of
Massachusetts, to be an Indian Inspector; A.
H. Jackson, of Wisconsin, to be Register of
tne Land Office at Monarah. Wis.; Jesse Tay
lor, of Kansas, to be Receiver of Public
Moneys at Garden City, Kan.: E. P. Freeman,
of Minnesota, to be Receiver of Public Moneys
at Marshall (formerly Tracy ), Minn.
To be Indian Agents: Archer O. Simons, of
Montana, at tbe Fort Belknap Agency in Mon
tana: Cbas. D. Bartholomew, of Colorado, at
the Southern Ute and Jicarilla Agency In Col
orado. IN A FLOURISHING CONDITION.
The Status of the Young Men's Christian
Association In Western Pennsylvania.
Special Telegram to The, Dispatch.
Franklin, July L A midsummer confer
ence of tbe Young Men's Christian Association
of Erie district closed & three days' session in
this city to-day. Delegates were present from
all parts of Northwestern Pennsylvania and
the sessions of tbe conference were very inter
esting. The reports from tbe different asso
ciations of the district show tbe Young
Men's Christen Association of Western Penn
sylvania to be in tbe most flourishing condi
During the past'year the membership has
been doubled and the association is now in a
better financial condition tban ever before.
Yesterday the different pulpits of tho city
ere filled with delegates attending the con
ference, and in tbe evening there was a grand
mass meeting df all tbe delegates and their
friends in tbe M. E. Cbnrch. Tbe next con
ference will be held in Erie at a time yet to be
NO SLIGHT INTENDED. "
Governor Beaver Obliged to Carry His Own
Grip Into Johnstown.
tFBOlI A STAFF COEBESroXDEXT.7
Johnstown, July 1 Governor .Beaver was
not expected to-day, and when be arrivedearly
this morning, His Excellency was first dis
covered 'crossing tbe bridge and carrying his
own grip. It was thought strange that some
body around tbe depot who knew the Governor
did not offer to carry the valise for him.
Certainly no slight was meant tbe Governor.
Tbe next time he comes ho should notify Gen
eral Hasting?, and the entire camp will turn
out to meet him.
Killed by Toothache Medicine.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dlspatcn.
FBANKUN, July L Horatio McKelvy, aged
15 years, died here last night from tbe effects of
a peculiar accident. He had been suffering
with tootbacbe, and a dentist put creosote into
tbe cavity of the tooth to kill the pain. During
Saturday night tbe boy swallowed tbe creosote
and was taken violently ill soon after and died.
The physician attending him says he died from
blood poisoning caused by the creosote.
The National Treasury Flooded.
Washington, July LThei-o was a heavy
rainfall to-day and the large silver vault in tbe
courtyard of tbe Treasury building, in which
over 80,000.000 silver dollars are stored, was
flooded with two Inches of water. Considerable
damage was done to tbe boxes and bags con
taining the Bilver, but tbo latter was unin
jured. Pralae for tbe Soldier Boys.
fTnOM A STATF COBKXSFOTOXXT.l
Johnstown, July L General Manager John
Fultou and L. L. Smith, of tbe Cambria Iron
Works, wrote Colonel Paicbment a verv nice
letter to-day, in wbich tbey praised the Four-
teentn xiegiment mguiy, ana aenreu tney naa
eer said anything derogatory of the boys.
A More Liberal Postal Arrangement.
Washington, July 1. A money order con
vention between Germany and the United
States was signed on Saturday by the German
Minister, Count D'Arcc-V alley, and Postmaster
General Wanamaker. It increases tbe amount
of a money order that can be sent by .either
country to the other from $50 to $100.
Tbe Dim Empty. A
A lake or dam near Llgonler, covering 2)
acres, has caused much apprehension to the
residents of tbat town since the Johnstown dis
aster. It was Used for an ice pood. Last week
tbo owners concluded to empty It, which was
Accordingly done, Lieonier people are now
JUDGMENT ON JUNE.
The Weather Referee Shows Hotr the
Month Was a Record Breaker The
13th a Deluge Day- The Coclest Month
or Base Since 1878.
In many respects tbe past June was a most
remarkable month, especially in regard to the
continuity of dampness, only five days of tbe
month being devoid of rainfall, and only two
consecutive days tbe 23d and 21th being fair.
There have also been singular extremes of
heat and cold, and the weatberwlse have bad a
great time guessing from one day to tbe next
wbat the probabilities would be. The Signal
Service has been unusually success tul in hit
ting the weather probabilities for the past
month. The dally record of rainfall for the
past June and that of the same month for the
past seven years is appended in the following
table ot comparisons, which will bo perused
1888. 1883. 1887. 1886. 1883. 1884. 188. 1882.
1 T. .0 .82 .0 J Jt .0 .39-
2 T. .23 .24 .69 .0 .0 .0 .0
3 .04 T. .01 .78 .02 .0 .04 .15
4 .44 .0 .0 T. .49 .0 ..0 T.
5 .08 .0 .02 T. ,02 .0 .03 .03
6 T. T. .91 .0 .0 .0 .44 .0
7 T. .01 .57 .0 .03 .01 .23 .0
8 .19 .0 .01 0 .39 .0 .0 .0
8 .06 ,01 .04 ,78 ,0 .0 .08 .09
10 .02 .CI .0 .01 .0 .48 .38 .40
11 .90 .04 .0 .0 .0 .02 .07 .0
12 .08 .0 .0 T. .0 .8 .0 . .0
13 .0 .0 .01 .33 .0 ,01 .25 .0
14 .08 .0 .0 .07 .OS .40 .0 .10
15 1.73 .0 .0 .0 .05 .0 .0 .02
18 .04 .0 .0 1.51 .02 .0 .27 1.44
17 .12 .0 .0 .50 .0 .0 .08 .63
18 T. .0 .08 .0 .0 .0 1.02 .0
19 .31 .0 T. T. .0 .02 .60 .31
20 .0 .0 .08 .0 .03 .04 .07 .0
21 .20 T. 1.64 .0 .96 .0 .0 .0
22 T. .33 .04 -96 ..57 .06 .0 .0
23 .0 .17 .0 .27 .0 .0 .0 .0
24 .0 .10 .0 .30 .01 .01 .0 0
25 .32 .0 .0 .43 .0 .68 .65 .25
26 .09 .0 .0 .0J .0 .02 .02 .0
27 .21 .12 ,0 T. .0 .0 .55 .0
23 .02 1.10 .0 X. .07 .0 .04 .07
29 T. .08 .0 .0 .01 .0 .01 .0
30 .0 T. .0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .29
4.93 "5 4.50 kl7 2.63 1.71 4.73 Tl4
T. Indicates traces of rain.
From the 1st of the month np to the IStb,
rain fell every day, the one fair day being
followed by six more of wet weather. Tbe rain
fall was, however," by no means unusual, with
tbe exception of the 15th, when 1.73 inches of
rain fell a record never equaled in any pre
ceding year. In June, 1SS9. 25 days were
rainy; in JunelSSS, 15 days were rainy; in June,
1SS7, there were 11 days of wet weather: In
June, 1880, tbe wettest month on record, there
were 19 days on which rain fell; in June. 1835.
11 days; in June, 1881, 11 days; In June, 1833. 18
days, and in June 1B&1, 11 days, so that tbe last
Jnne holds the record as being tbe most con
tinuously wet for a number of years. A
peculiar feature of -tbe Signal Service record is
that it shows extremely heavy rainfall dur
ing the middle of the moqtb. By reference to
tbe table it will be seen tbat Jnne 1SS8, had
eight consecutive days of fair weather.
The temperature of last June was extremely
variable, tbe thermometer fluctuating from
hot to cold almost every 21 hours. Tbe maxi
mum was reached on both the 21st andOth, 87
being the record. The lowest being 4s on tho
2d. The mean temperature for tbe month was
68.2' unusually low as will be teen by tbe fol
1689 , 68.2 1885
1888 71 8 1834
.," .. .W.V 1U.. .......... .........OEJ.V
Oeneral average 19 years .70.8
The coldest June on record was In 1878, with a
mean temperature of 66", and the warmest was
in 1878, with a mean temperature of 71. The
following table of highest and lowest tempera
ture in June for the last eight years is inter
esting: June. 1839..
Highest, Yth 87
Lowest, 2d 46s
lllchest. 20th 9o
Lowest. 3d 41
Highest, nth 92U
Lowest, 4th 45
Highest, 7th 94
Lowest, 9th 46
Highest, 21st 9o
Lowest. 15th .50
Highest, 17th 90
Lowest. th 48S
Highest, 25th 97o
It will be noticed tbat the last Is the only
June in eight years in which the quicksilver
never reached the 90'a. A peculiar and note
worthy fact is that, sith only slight exceptions,
the extreme of cold bas fallen during the first
wees: in tne montn ana tne extreme 01 neat in
tbe last week. In 1885 and 1883 the extremes of
heat and cold during the month came within
a space of 48 hours." The heat record of June
in past years Is 97 reached in 1888 and 1882, and
tbe record of extreme cold was in 1879. The
month of roses is always full of weather sur
prises, and tbe last June was certainly no ex
ception to the general rule.
Signal Service Officer Stewart shook hi
head ominously when asked what sort of
weather would be dished up by Old Probs for
the "galorlous" next Thursday and said that
the indications were that the first week or so
would doubtless be very unsettled, which con
veys a warning to the small boy to keep his
powder dry if possible. It goes without saying,
tbat thousands ot plans for tbe celebration of
tbe Fourth hinge upon tbe weather, and those
who are making preparations to be outdoors
had better keep their weather eyes wide open.
Judging from tbe humidity in the atmopbere
yesterday a storm is brewing, as tbe Signal Ser
vice foreshadows. It is of interest to know
that the hottest day on record is July 10. 1881,
when the mercury attained tbe dizzy altitude
of 102 7-10 degrees. It is confidently expected
tbat tbe thermometer will climb up Into tbe
nineties some time this month, and that right
early, as this is the only summer for years In
which there have been no days showing a heat
of 90 degrees or more. It is; therefore, quite
time to lay in panama hats lined with green
and orange silk, for the sunstroke era is shortly
billed to appear In all Its devastating pernlcious
ness. Old Sol has been very lenient heretofore,
but having parted with his spots, it is quite
likely that be intends to resume business at tbe
old stand after the manner of previous Julys.
Bev. Ira G. Hicks, of St. Louis, tbe good and
true weather prophet, who has hit the
nail on tbe head in bis self-assumed character
of Intermediary between Providence and Gen
eral Grecly, so far as the months of May and
June were concerned, finds It impossible to re
frain from saying, in bis July Word and
Works, "J. am Sir Oracle. When I ope my
mouth let no dog bark." His meteorological
forecast for July is as follows:
July will open in the close of Jane's last re
actionary storms, fresh and cooler; about the 3d
the tenperature will rise and contlnne until
among the warmest days In the summer are
reache 1, from about the 4th to the 8th. The regu
lar pe- lod Is from the 3d to the 9th, and ought to
c'm'iuate In heavy rains, wind and thunder.
The equinox of Mercury is on the 8th and will
tend to produce prolonged cloudiness and rain.
Watch your harvesting. The next regular period
Is from tbe 15th to 19th, and with tbe comDlned
tension of Jupiter and Alars will bring its quota
of summer storms. Watch about the 24th and
23th for warm weather and reactionary storms.
The lastperlod for the month Is rrom the 26th to
Angnst. The equinox of Venus Is on the 14th'of
August and Us mighty electric power will be
plainly discernible In the closing storms of July.
Another oflbe hottest spells of the summer will
fall within the last July period, and tbe high tem
perature will not yield until It hasdeveloped some
very bard storms of rain and wind, with thunder
and ball. We say tbat a double storm cycle Is
going to come together In a final blow-out.
BREAKS IN THE BUSINESS WORLD.
Mercantile Failures In tbe United States for
the Half Year Jast Closed.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch.
New Yobk, July 1. Tbe total number 'of
mercantile failures throughout the United
States reported to BradttreeCs during the past
six months shows a gain of 031 as compared
with tbo total for the first half of. 1S83. or 12.7
percent. The record for six months for nine
years is: 1889, 5,918; 1883, 5.251: 1887, 5,072; 1SS8,
5,161; 1885,6.106; 1831, 5,441; 1SS3, 5,296: 1SS2,
3,613; 1881, 3,250.
Tbe six months failures for the States by
dlvislfins'ls as follows:
NewEnglandBtates Failures In 1889, 894: assets,
S3.907 633r liabilities. 120,618.571; lallnres In 1888,
691: assets, r?.864,IK; liabilities. i.335,8.
United Btates Failures In I8S3. 1,184: assets,
$8,750,630; liabilities, 817.575,299: failures lu 1888,
1,242; assets. tll.4C3.S23: liabilities, K0, 881. 300. .
Southern States, Including District or Columbia
Failures in 1880. 985; assets, Ei.531,239: liabilities,
ta.8M.4S5: failures In 1888, 1,075; assets. S4,W3,4o2;
Western states-failures In 1380. 2,040; assets,
9,620,518; liabilities, fl8.732.7M: failures In 1838,
1,685; assets. SH.3I3.1M: liabilities. 82u.016.038.
l'acific States rallnres In 1839. 445- assets, 11.113.
737: liabilities, 82. 154. TO2; rallnres In 1868, 439; as
sets, 4.207,2a: liabilities, 17.237,584.
Territories-Failures la 1839, 173: assets. S82C,
133; liabilities, SI.416,708- failures In 1888, 149fas
sets. 876. 991; liabilities. 8370,737.
Canada and the frorlnces-Fallnres lu 1SS9, 872;
assets. S3. 434, 623: liabilities. 17,283,571' fkllures In
1883, 914: assets. S4.006.ftj0; liabilities, (8.789,795.
'lotals-Fallares in 1889, 5,918; assets. (32,803,940;
liabilities, 967. 411,711; percent, assets for liabili
ties, s.1.0. Failures in 1888. 5,254: assets. (34,834,.
746: liabilities, 64,9b7,622; per cent assets for lia
bilities, 53 0.
A Present From tbe Pcpr.
BAlrmonE, July L Cardinal Gibbous has
received a beautiful present from Pope Lro
.XIII. It Is a large golden and rich jeweled
ostensorium. and was sent to the Cardinal as a
ourcnlr ot the Pope's Jubilee,
NE YORK NEWS NOTES.
Clnrhaon's Idea of Republicanism.
New Yoex, July L Some days ago Nathan
iel McKay, the staunch Republican who im
ported pictures of impoverished English work
ing women for campaign purposes last fall, re
ceived a fine game cock from Ban Domingo.
He sent the bird to John S. Clarkson, Assistant
Postmaster General, with a note to the effect
"tbat the cocks crowing should steady his
nerves while, decapitating the Democratic
officeholders." In his reply Mr. Clarkson said:
"It can give no more pleasure to any one than
it does to myself to help put Republicans into
office. That is what the contest was for, and I
believe In standing up for a healthy and honest
A Witness on the Staid Two Yean.
Tbe longest recorded examination ot a legal
witness bas just been concluded in tbe case of
tbe Stato of New Jersey against tbe Morris and
Essex Railway Company for Jl.000,000 back
taxes. Richard F. Stevens, the expert who ex
amined tbe Railway Company's books, was put
on the stand two years ago lastWednesday and
testified for two hours every week up to this
afternoon. His testimony, when printed, will
fill three fat volumes.
Never Too Old to Wed.
Henry Bluet, 78 years old, and Virginia Du
pont, 75 years, were married by the Rev. E. A.
Blake, of Brooklyn. Both were bora In Paris.
They met In Trenton ten years ago and have
been courting each other ever since. Virginia
had a little money saved and so had Blunt.
With it they purchased the right to be cared
for during tbe remainder of their day's 'in tbe
Old People's Home in New Jersey. A week
ago they came to Brooklyn to obtain Miss
Dupont's brother's consent to their marriage.
The brother gave his consent willingly, and
they became man and wife. Tbey are now In
the Old People's Home, and are the happiest
Amerlcnn Worklngmen Abroad.
In about three weeks 0 representative Ameri
can worklngmen, selected from candidates
named by trade organizations, will sail for
Europe on tbe steamship City of Rome. Tbe
main purpose of the expedition will be to ac
cumulate Information concerning tbe advance
of industrial art from the point of view of
practical worklngmen. A staff of corres
pondents and artists will accompany the party.
The programme of the tour includes visits to
Liverpool. Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield,
London, Glasgow, Rouen. Lille, Essen, Cologne,
Antwerp and other big cities. The central
point, however, will be Paris and the World's
Exposition. The 60 representatives are sent on
this tour by a newspapersyndicate, presumably
for advertising purposes.
Miss Josie Nagle, of Frank Frayne's "Mardo"
Company, played in several scenes with trained
bull dogs last season. Mr. Frayne's pet dog
nipped her bands and arms half a dozen times
and once bit her severely. Shortly after the
close of the seasonMiss Nagle fell llL Tbe flesh
around the wounds wbere tbe dog bad bitten
became badly inflamed. Eventually all tbe
svmptoms of blood poisoning appeared. Miss
Nagle is now in a very critical condition.
IUUXG CDPID'S PKANK.
He Sticks a Dart Through the Heart, of
One ITnndred and Forty-Two Years.
Trom the Erie Gazette. I
A tall, fine-looking man of distinguished ap
pearance, and clerical air, stepped Into the
office of Clerk of Courts Hewitt yesterday and
asked with great dignity if Mr. Hewitt were
the one who made folks happy. Mr. Hewitt
joined him in a little blush and shyly admitted
that be sometimes distributed great chunks of
happiness to young men for a consideration.
"I want a marriage license, then." tbo
"What Is the name?" asked Mr. Hewitt
"Spratt Rev. G. M. Spiatt, of Philadel
phia." After the usual questions required by law to
be asked of those wbo come there for tickets in
the lottery, Mr. Hewitt observed: "Of course
I can see tbat you aro of age, but," in an
apologetic tone, "I am required to ask your
"Certainly, certainly, sir," responded the
clerical visitor. "I know how it is. I have
officiated at a large number of weddings since
tbe law went into effect. I am. 75." K
Tbe bride Mr. Spratt was to lead to the altar
was Mrs. Amelia Down Wheeler, of Corry,
whose age Is 67, so tbat tbe combined ages of
tbe bride and groom reach tbe almost un
precedented age of 112 years, just an even cen
tury more than the age of the average bride
It Might Kill tbe Boy.
From the Tobacco Leaf.i
That man's policy was wiser who, catching
bis son taking a whiff or two from a cigar,
merely insisted upon his finishing it, standing
by him until he bad done so. The succeeding
two hours were never forgotten.
Farmer Nicholas Gbiswold, of Random
township, Pennsylvania, owns a mongrel dog
tbat bas learned to climb a ladder. No one ever
tanght him how, but there was a cozy hiding
place in a mow of hay, where the boys wouldn't
be apt to look for him, and the only way to get
to it was up a slanting ladder. How he learned It
Farmer Griswold doesn't know, for it is a dlffl
cult'thlng for a dog to do, but he did learn it,
and when be got tired of playing with tbe boys
or when anybody whipped him or treated him
in a shabby way, he slunk off to the barn,
climbed up the ladder and hid himself in the
A large dog at ono of the Scranton, Pa.,
hotels became very much attached to one of
tbe boarders. He got in the habit of following
this man on his leisure walks uptown, and the
boarder liked to have him along. But on a
rainy day the dog didn't see the man start out,
and the latter had got around tbe corner before
the dog caught sight of him. The big dog was
so tickled when be saw that his old companion
was not far away that he dashed up and rubbed
his great wet side against the gentleman's good
clothes. That was a form of boisterous fa
miliarity not to be put up with, and the man
spoke harshly to the dog and drove him back.
The dog's sensitive nature resented this un
kind treatment, for from tbat day to this tbe
man has never been able to get tbe dog to walk
out with him, although he has done everythihg
he could think ot to win back the dog's friend
ship. He followed tbo man once, but he did it
much against his will, and only after his owner
had ordered him to. It was thought tbe spell
hadbeen broken, but It hadn't, and he has re
fused to accompany the man. except when his
master has commanded him to.
A 3-ttar-old child of Charles Traves, wbo
lives near Cincinnati, O., died very suddenly
the other day. She had been licking some
green wall paper in the morning, and it is sup
posed tbat the arsenic in it poisoned her.
Preston county. West Virginia, has a ghost
It happened as an odd coincidence that three
intended bridegrooms who failed to make con
nections were obliged to take tbe way freight
iu order to reach their destinations In Warsaw,
Pa., vicinity two or three days ago. During the
ride they exchanged confidences. One was due
in Warsaw at 1 o'clock, but by making good
time across lots would not be over half an hour
late for his nuptials.
Jacob Qurszer, of Columbia, Pa., return
ingfrom a Sunday school picnic, sat on tbe
rear platform of tbe last car, letting bis feet
dangle so they wonld occasionally touch the
ralL As the train passed a switch his feet
caught in it and ho was jerked from the car.
His left leg was broken in two "places and a
piece of iron was driven through tho right
Crows InLewistown, Fa., vicinity are feeding
on locusts and letting tbe corn alone.
Jacob Bbookiiart, of Wllllamsport, Pa.,
while gathering up waste paper felt something
brush his ankle; but did not heed It. Presently
he found a large rat inside his pants and boldly
mounting his leg. He turned on It and Suc
ceeded In expelling It.
A WlLLTAif sport. Pa., horse owned by Mrs.
Flock was beinpfsuffocated by tbe swelling of
an abcess in its neck, when a surgeon as a last
resort slit Its windpipe. and inserted a tube.
It worked and tbe horse is getting well.
The limbs of many Mifflin county, Pennsyl
vania, trees an dying from locust-ttlngs.
Pins are made 200 per minute.
We have 2,000 women drug elerlcs.
Diamond scales weigh even a hair.
Ireland has 200,000 women lace maker.
A big Bharon, Pa., iron mill ii run by
Belfast, Me., has ajroman machinist
San ford, Fla., sells alligator hides for
75 cents each.
A Bridgeton, N. J., woman, 76 years
old, took her first railroad ride last week.
Massachusetts has just passed a law
against clipping horses or docking their tails.
Artificial ice is cheaper in Southern
cities than the natural article is In the North.
The value of church property in New
York City amounts to not less than 580,000,000.
A prisoner in a Kentucky jail attempted
to commit suicide by eating two dozen pads of
Russian military authorities state that
they can in 21 hours put 180,000 soldiers in the
field prepared for war.
Russia has fixed doctors charges. Physi
cians making MoO per year will get 15 cents per
visit; others 25 cents. In country towns 10 cent
is the usual charge.
Although there are 73 different lan
guages and about 800 dialects spoken by the
American Indians, the sign language Is equally
understood by all tbe tribes.
It has been found tbat a nickel-plated
bullet will go plump through a man. where on
without will stop short, and England will here
after nickel-plate all ber bullets.
The "scow," a sea bird, familiar to tho
Georgia coast, bas become so numerous that
the dots on the wharves at Brunswick knock
tbem off the houses with short sticks.
The latest medical pronnnciamento is
that smoking after meals is Injurious. Since
it is already established that smoking before
meals is Injurious the only refuge is to stop
A stingy hunks of Burlington, Vt,
drew up some valuable papers and used ink of
his own make to save expense. The other day ha
found tbe writing bad faded out. Involving him
in a loss of 17,000.
The court decided against St. Louis in
a suit against the Western Union for $5 each
per year for poles. It was decided that tbe city
cannot Impose the tax. although it can regulate
the placing ot the poles.
The duck is a Chiha what the codfish
Is to tbe rest ot the world. Tbey eat duck raw,
cooked, boiled, fried, tiaked and every other
way, and they worry over the duck crop the
same as we do over wheat.
England has over 51,000,000 Invested in
the manufacture nt idols for heathen countries,
and yet the churches of tbat country are con
tinually calling for more money and more mis
sionaries to suppress idolatry.
Baw ham and bologna sausage had for
years been favorite articles of diet with Joseph
Palmi, aged 31 years, of New York. Last
Wednesday he died at Bellevue Hospital of
trichlniasU. His muscles were literally alive
with the parasitic worms.
Judge Schley, of Paulding county,
Georgia, drives to his buggy a mule that is
perhaps 35 years old and yet sprightly and in
tine condition. He bought tbe mule In I860 as
a 10-year-old from a man who bad picked him
up running at large after Sherman's march
through tbat section.
Out id Nevada electricity runs the very
deep mines, and has increased production 25
per cent. Tbejnen wbo work 3.100 feet deep
live about two years, notwithstanding the fact
that they work only two hours per day. They
get more pay than the eigbt-hour men. They
work 15 minutes and rest 46.
The emancipation of slaves in Brazil is
said to have one very curious eonsequencr.that
of exhausting the supply, and gieatly raising
the -price, ot corsets. All the negro women
and girls don the corset as an insignia of de
liverance from bondage, although in so doing,
they resign themselves to another bondage.
Engineer J. C Griffin, of Thomnsrilie,
Ga., has a couple of interesting pets.. They are
two young wild turkeys. He found 12 eggs
while out on his run and set them under a com
mon hen. Tbey all hatched, but ten of the
little fellows died. Tbe two he bas noware
quite large, and bid fair to be raised.
The habits oftbe crow form an interest
lngjubject for Jhe study of the ornithologist.
The crow has aoarger "brain tban most birds,
and all his energies are directed toward pro
curing food. Crows will destroy tbe nests of
quail and other birds, taking tbe young from
tbe nests in tne absence of tbe old birds. The
favorite food of young hawks is frogs.
There is a remarkable ssecimen of
deformed humanity at Paradise, in the north
ern part of Clay county, Missouri. His name
is Jos. Jesse. He weighs 200 pounds, has no
hands, feet, elbow joints or shoulder blades;
but notwithstanding these drawbacks, he en
joys life Immensely, walking about on bis
chair, talking well, writing with a pen in his
mouth, slnglng.'crowlng, barking, and in fact
constituting no entire museum In himself. He
bas a wonderfully developed chest, and can
hold his breath for tbree minutes without any
apparent inconvenience. '
A queer trout story comes from Kineo,
Me. A party of fishermen were angling from a
rowboat, and ono of their number was feeling
for a small trout, when, in the clear water, a
big ten-pounder was observed t start, open
mouthed, alter the smaller fish. The little
fellow forsook the bait and swam rapidly round
and round the boat, hotly pursued by the big
fisb. When two or three circles had oeen made,
and both fish were nearing the top of tbe
water, a man in the stern of the boat suddenly
put bis dip net in and neatly scooped the ten-
pounuer our. is was a queer way or nsning.
and that was probably the most surprised trout
In Moosebead Lake.
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT.
Irrelevant Impudence. Evangelist I
shall deal to-day with especial reference to the
enrse of cards.
Voice (from a back seat) Shuffle 'fore yer deals
and give us er chance ter cut. The EpoeH.
A Strong Becommendation. Foreman
I want to employ a good strong man to wheel
brick. Have you been engaged In work that .
would harden yocrmuseles?
Applicant Yes, sir. I've been employed la
'Wheeling West Virginia. Omaha World.
English club men are excited over a new
kind of cigars, which are said to contain sot a
particle or tobacco. Cigars like that may be new
in England, but they bave been making tbem
down in Connecticut for a great many years.
WHZ2T THE SHOE 115 CUES. ,
There is value lu a proxy, when the barbs of
otbodoxy, from an arrow freighted sermon
set the feelings all awry.
Then we modify affliction. In unsavory conviction,
by assnmlng It can only 0 another i
applyr. fMtaaetpMa Press.
A Heartless Brute. Mrs. Muckles
Henry, I do think yon might use your manners
when we are alone as well as when there la com
pany here. What would you think if I were to sit
around with my feet cocked up on the table like
yon do I
Mr. Muckles I think the chances are tilt ths
table would break down. LouliviUt Ccuritr
Janrnal. Two Sides of the Case. "That's a queer
headline In tbe paper said Mrs. Schoepoenstedt.
"Lost, a Fortune auda Wife." "X wonder which
be missed tbe most."
The fortune, probably," said Mr. Bchoeppes-
stedt, heartlessly. "If be had the wife, it would
be bard for him to get another fortune, but If he
had a fortune, be could easily get another wife."
T.n.Hali,m P.nAFf.F iMinMnnlni. t. -
read from his account of a royal ball) Then camel
tbe oneen. followed by other ladles of tbe court:
all dressed alike. In one respect, at least; lavishly,
decollete In V shaped bodices and t
Editor. UreatOsar I That will never do. You
want to break up the paper, don't your ,
Keporter. How must I put It tben? '
Editor. Try something like this: Then earn
tbe leading light followed by other stars la the
constellation ot the great otft.PMladttpUa
What goinc so soon? she said.
Her shy, surprised, reproachful glance
Shot like an arrow to my heart.
For I, too. cherished our romance.
TT- n r vw a tirktrtratfuf tA Mln. .
.b ...... el; -j. -,- - - "--1 , -.
Th .If h. nnri,.fMlinMl tnV , a ..
"What could I do but stop and clasp -Her
once again In fond embracer
I knew that it was time to go '
Howevermuch I wished to stay,
I knew the hour was growing late. .
I knew Jast what ber pa would say.
And still I stayed, as lovers fond 'r '
Have stayed since Kveaad Adam met
What! going to soonr she said. .
Why, love, It Isn't mldulght-yet. .: