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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. JULY 12. 1883.
HE. FBICK'S FTJECHASE.
This is an era of great combinations and
gigantic transactions in trade, bnt even in
this day tbe transfer of such a large prop
erty as that by which Mr. H, C. Frick bene
fited yesterday is a remarkable event. Hr.
Prick, by purchase, has acquired the ten
thousand acres of coal land and fifteen hun
dred coke ovens of the ConnellsTille Coke
and Iron Company. It is said, and we be
lieve correctly, that the H. C. Frick Coke
Company, by this addition in plant and coal
territory, becomes the largest coke producing
firm in the world.
Naturally Pittsburg, as the center of the
iron business in this country, is deeply in
terested in this concentration of coke pro
duction. It must be recognized that the
power in Mr. Frick's hands to control the
price of coke, hitherto ery great, is now
materially increased, and the effect of this
last deal will be eagerly awaited in divers
quarters. But we understand tnat Mr.
Frick is on record to the effect that his pur
chase of a competitor's property will have
no effect cpon the price of coke. Higher
prices are hoped for, but are not confidently
expected, as a decided improvement in the
iron business must first occur. "Under all
tbe circumstances the enlargement of Mr.
Frick's interests in the coke trade may be
regarded as the natural result of very able
management, upon which Mr. Frick is cer
tainly entitled to congratulation.
TRTT.ATTD'S HEW MOVEMENT.
The campaign of Secretary Balfour and
his allies, the Irish and English landlords,
which was secretly begun to compel tenants
to pay rents, has been met by a surprise
movement of the Home Rule party, under
Mr. Parnell's leadership. Yesterday Mr.
Farnell announce! that after consultation
with his colleagues he has resolved to start
a Tenants' Defense League, to be modeled
as closely as possible upon the lines ot the
English trades unions.
The plan ot operation and the scope of
this new organization has not been suf
ficiently explained to enable anyone on this
side of the Atlantic to measure its power or
the possibilities it involves. "We only know
that tbe new League is to be in every re
spect within the law in constitution and its
operations. In Ireland the movement is re
garded as the most important since the
formation of the Land League, and on this
side the tenants are rejoicing while on the
other the landlords are making awful pre
dictions of the result of the Leagne's work.
Friends of Ireland can afford to rest con
tent with the assurance that the new move
ment will be controlled by the patient,
level-headed patriot, Charles S. Parnell.
THE STIE AT HOMESTEAD.
If anything can be taken as perfectly
established In respect to disputes between
labor and capital, it is that the public can
always be counted upon to promptly con
demn resorts to violence. The sentiment
that the laws must be respected and peace
and order maintained necessarily rises su
perior to all other considerations. It fol
lows that if tbe old employes at Homestead
permit themselves to come into violent con
flict with the new material the former will
thereby injure in place of helping their
The Amalgamated Association is a con
servative body, and its officers are men of
long and intimate experience with just such
differences as have arisen at Homestead. It
does not need any formal assurance to un
derstand that if violence is resorted to it
will not be with tlra sanction, but in the
face, of the very counsel and orders of the
organization. In a card to the presayester.
day Secretary Martin stated that the first
reports of the disturbance were much exag
gerated, and that either himself or President
Weihe would make headquarters on the
ground hereafter. The officials certainly
can render no better service to tbe old em
ployes than to put their foot firmly down on
any disposition by the hot-beaded to use
violence as an argument.
As the struggle between the Carnegie firm
and the association bids fair to be a long
and earnest one unless, indeed, the virtue
of compromise shall hereafter commend
itself more strongly to all 'the parties it is
well that, from the very start, absolute re
spect for the law should be inculcated and
insisted upon. Breaches of it react most
injuriously en those concerned.
THE SUGGESTED SWISS PAHTITION.
It is not surprising that the movement
against Switzerland by Germany and some
other monarchial European powers is put
on the ground of anti-fCociallsm. The Swiss
republic has long been a refuge for politi
cal offenders of other lands. But if Ger
many and Italy mean real mischief to
Switzerland, it is in the desire to divide the
territory anr1 to establish new checks upon
France must be found the true object
rather than in any general alarm about tbe
Socialists. Meanwhile, Great Britain is
greatly interested in the new developments.
The British realm holds its gates firmly
open to political refugees. In London, con
spirators, Socialist or otherwise, are as
much or more at home than at Geneva. If
the little repnblic is to be disciplined for
tbeir presence possibly dismembered how
long will it oe until the bosses of Europe,
Emperor William and King Humbert,
think well to call England to account? for
thither surely the refugees of the future will
go if the Swiss retreat be cut off.
But tbe Swiss, while sometimes contempt
uously spoken of by their continental neigh
bors as a nation of hotel-keepers and wait
ers, are a brave people. Tbey have kept up
their republic despite the ambitions
of the bordering pewers. The his
toric love of liberty among these
sturdy mountaineers, backed by the sym
pathy, and more substantial aid, doubt
less, of France, Russia and England, will
surely inspire a stout resistance to the Ger
man and Italian scheme of partition, if that
is to be pushed. The German papers now
say that their discussion of the desirability
of dividing Switzerland is purely "aca
demic," but "academic" disquisitions of
that sort are sufficiently sinister to arouse
apprehensions of something more practical
THAT SHIP CANAL.
Pittsburg seems to be largely indifferent
to the benefits of the ship canal that was
proposed by Captain Brown, ot Beaver, in
a resolution proposed toward the closeof the
last Legislative session, and which, after
being indorsed by Republican leaders, in
and out of that body, was approved by the
Legislature and the Governor. Erie, how
ever, does not appear to have lost sight of
the matter, and is seemingly ready to do its
share. It looks, quite naturally, to Pitts
burg to make the first practical move, and,
voicing tbe sentiment of the people by the
lake, tbe Erie Dispatch says:
Whether the Erie and Pittsburg ship canal
be a public or a private enterprise, the date of
its beginning can be readily fixed. The canal
will be undertaken just as soon as tbe Pitts
burg iron and steel men gee tired of paying
$1 30 per ton freight for ore from lake ports by
rail and make up their minds to pay the SO and
save the SI by building the canal and trans
porting all their Lako Superior ore to Pitts
burg and the valley iron region by water.
Pittsburgers doubtless realize as much as
any people the advantage such a canal as is
proposed would be, but are disposed to take
the matter coolly, in view of the fact that
the plan that is being urged involves a
Congressional appropriation, and Congres
sional appropriations are aggravatingly
slow, as are governmental public works.
The manner in which the new Government
building has progressed discourages those
who do not want to do everything solely for
the benefit of posterity. Something,
though, will undoubtedly be done at the
coming session of Congress.
IN THE BLACK REPUBLIC.
A queer state of affairs prevails in the
island of Hayti, according to the latest
accurate reports, which differ in several
material details from the other accurate re
ports that have been received from time to
time. As the situation is now reported
Legitime is so strongly intrenched and has
so many men that Hippolyte considers it the
course of wisdom not to attack him. To com
plete the picture, Hippolyte is so well pre
pared to do business in a warlike way that
Legitime considers it would be highly im
politic to hunt up his army to give him
battle. The authors of the reports giving
this only true and accurate description of
affairs see only one way that the dead
lock may be broken and rjeace and
the blessings of commerce be restored
to the troubled black republic, and that is
for the United States to step in and restore
If these good people will but pause, how
ever, tbey may learn that it is hardly need
ful for tbe United States to rush in where it
is not wanted. Perhaps Hayti will be able
to settle its own little difference of opinion
in its own way and before very long. If, as
reported, it is now a stand off between the
rival Generals, the fact that one of them has
recently been reported to have secured a
couple of vessels in this country for war
purposes, makes it look as though the ad
vantage would soon be with his side. In
this case it is better for America to keep her
hands off. The Haytian General who may
win by his own efforts will be much better
thought of by the Haytians than one who
might win by American intervention. It
will be time enough when the winner ap
pears for the United States to tender its
LAB0E AND PLAY ALIKE.
The cause of chess as a game or a pro
fession has not been benefited much by the
recent tournament held in New York. A
good many foreigners were invited to com
pete and their traveling expenses were
guaranteed to them, but the tournament
from a money-making point of view was a
failure, and the chess players from the Anti
podes and other remote quarters have had
to beg enough money to take them home in
In the first place we cannot refrain from
remarking that the New York chess players
who arranged this tournament appear in a
very contemptible light. They ought not
to have allowed guests of theirs to be ex
posed to such desperate chances. Their
conduct has been very discreditable. But
aside from this question there is undoubtedly
here more evidence of the bent of the na
tional predilection as to amusements in this
country. America is rapid. So must her
games be. She has little or no nse for chess,
cricket or other games which are long
winded and tedious in operation. The life
ot the nation rolls on wheels swiftly turn
ing. Recreation for such a people must be
full of motion, excitement and sudden sur
prises. Herein lies the secret of the wonder
ful popularity of baseball.
The old slow games will do for the old
The anti-liquor people chnse a historic
place yesterday to start their movement
afresh. But the valuable experiences that
may have been acquired by tbem in the late
campaign will be of much more service to
their movement than the memories that
cluster about the past of Lafayette Hall.
The Mayor of Cincinnati intends to have
the sale of ice cream and soda water checked
on Sunday because some othefpeople have
brought about the closing of tbe saloons on
that day. The Mayor, it may be mentioned,
does not take this action wholly on his own
responsibility, but at the request of an
organization that feels aggrieved on behalf
of itself and the public by the former
action. 'There are many interesting points
involved in the whole question, not the
least interesting of which is the very
natural query as to whether the action of
His Honor is not very much after the
pattern of the proverbial man who bites off
his nose to spite bis face.
The cutting of grain rates from the "West
by the trunk lines will hurt none but the
roads themselves, and there is room to doubt
whether they will do much suffering. The
stimulus to general business that Is likely
to result will be in their favor, provided the
redaction does not proceed to extremes.
Ix may be true, as our esteemed Philadel
phia cotemporary, tho-Rccord, remarks, that
Senator Cooper takes the Philadelphia Cus
tom House unpledged as to abstaining
from being a candidate for Governor, but it
is also true that when last chosen Chairman
of the Republican State Committee he took
that place unpledged as to abstaining from
being a candidate for the United States
Senate. Thir, however, did not prevent the
election of Matthew Stanley Quay to the
place, and Mr. Quay is said to have e- can
didate for Governor whose name is not
The Governor of Mississippi may cage
Mr. Sullivan, the Boston scientist, but at
this late day he cannot stop the fight. Tbe
Governor of Mississippi should go to and
give himself a rest, by doing which he will
greatly reduce the advertising for the re
maining portions of tbe performance.
Mrs. Mollis Cobvin, of Shelbyville,
Ind., who, after being divorced from eight
husbands, has been chopped to pieces by
the man who wanted to be her ninth, has
had, to say the least, a somewhat exciting
career. If her liking for matrimony sur
vives this rude shock the only thing need
ful to permit her appearance on the mimic
stage as a star of the first magnitude is a
suitable wardrobe, which the divorce law
yers will immediately proceed to procure
her if they have any gratitude in their souls.
A weitee in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
says that you can drive every mosquito
and fly out of a room and keep them out by
occasionally burning a small lump of gum
camphor. Human beings could be com
pelled to evacuate tbe premises by the same
process, we should imagine.
The antics and childish ill temper of the
Persian Ambassador at Washington have at
least had the good effect of calling the at
tention of the public to the uselessness of
the American mission to Persia. All the
necessary official communications between
the United States and the Shah of Persia
could be transacted through the mail in the
ordinary way, thereby effecting a saving to
Uncle Sam of several thousand dollars.
In favor of the Allegheny Baseball Club
it is alleged that the most of the players are
in very bad condition. The same may be
urged for tbe record tbe club is making just
now. The Allegheny Ball Club is one of
the most refreshingly uncertain things
among our local institutions.'
While the authorship of the somewhat
notorious Richmond letters may be a good
enough bone for political partisans and lit
erary critics to growl over in the dull days
of July, the public at large will not bother
itself with the discussion of the question;
-hut we should think that Julian Haw
thorne and Gail Hamilton would hasten to
disclaim their connection with those not
very creditable vituperative efforts.
It is said that Queen Victoria and her
set have discarded the bustle. Still we do
not think the hustle has permanently re
tired from public activity. It has been sat
upon often enough before, only to emerge
more triumphantly prominent than ever.
Those Eastern papers which have re
cently taken to making unkind remarks
concerning the alleged slowness with which
contributions have reached tbe people of
Johnstown will doubtless be reassured by
Governor Beaver's statement that "every
thing is being done which is possible to give
prompt and intelligent relief." Governor
Beaver is at the head of the Belief Commis
sion, and ought to know.
Ix view of tbe new movement in Ireland
against the payment of rents, it may not be
out of place to remark that it looks as
though castles in Spain would be equally as
remunerative as estates in Hibernia as an
investment, and much less troublesome. "
The Courts have decided that Colonel
Dudley must submit to an examination
upon the circulars advising the purchase of
floaters in Indiana in "blocks of five" before
he can proceed with his libel case against
tbe New York World. If Colonel Dudley
can be persuaded to talk fully and ex
plicitly upon this matter an interesting and
exciting political episode may be looked for
While tbe short-haired fraternity of
New York and Boston were planning re
ceptions and banquets in Sullivan's honor
the Governor of Mississippi stepped in with
an invitation which the champion pugilist
could hardly refuse.
Now that the Department of State has
announced that no complaint has been made
to it by Hadji Hassein Ghooly Khan, it be
gins to look as though the latter may be a
politic person who rushed his grievances
into print for the purpose of sending marked
copies of tbe papers to His Majesty tbe
Shah, who would thereby be informed of
his Minister's devotion to him.
Because the Gallitzin miners feel
aggrieved they want all the other miners in
Pennsylvania to strike. Because the Gallit
zin miners do not like bread, shall no others
While Lead Trust shares were breaking
yesterday and weakening in the general
market in New York, some tone was given
the latter by reports that a "big railroad
trust" was being formed in the West. Thus
trusts are made to serve all the interests of
the professional speculators, and the only
persons who get left all around are the
The latest field for English capital, ac
cording to report, is among the flour mills
of the Northwest, and it seems to be a good
field for English or any other capital.
Summer is in full swing. A number of
veracious boatmen on the Connecticut coast
have already seen the sea serpent. The
serpent was of the usual size and general
appearance, but the quality of the whisky
and the quantity consumed is not stated.
A larger serpent may be expected shortly
on the New Jersey coast.
The weather for some days back has been
so much commented on that it has become
what is known as a chestnut a roasted
chestnut, as it were.
Postmasteb General Wanamakeb,
in reducing tbe rate of tolls on Government
telegrams from one cent to one mill per
word, entirely ignores the proprietary rela
tions the big corporations assume toward tbe
country. This may be fun for Mr. Wana
maker, but the telegraph companies can't
see the joke.
A MINE OP WOOD.
Turning a Burled Forest of Cypres Trees
From the New Orleans Tunes-Democrat.
Forty miles above New Orleans is tbe old bed
of thSiSonnet Carre crevasse. Fifteen years
ago the Father of Waters burst his bonds and
swept through there to Lake Pontchartrain.
Fire years ago tbe State ot Louisiana, with the
assistance of the Mississippi Valley Railroad,
rebuilt the Bonnet Carro levee, but it could
not restore altogetber tbe conditions prevail
ing antecedent to the crevasse. The liver. In
the ten years It passed through the swamp,
piled op it Rands asalnst the blgcypress for
est there. It has left behind a burled forest.
The plled-np sand has deadened nearly all the
trees, and a shingle mill is now at work there
manufacturing them into shingles with all the
rapidity with which that machine works.
A LESSON FROM THE KING.
A Chicago minister Find a Moral In the
Snlllvan-KUralu Fight Proof That tho
World Iln Advanced Since the Day of
From the Chicago Tribune. i
"If Mr. Brobst has never been a professional
trainer bis sermon is a great compliment to bis
imagination," said a gentleman from Clark
street who was attracted to the Westminster
Presbyterian Church last evening by the an
nouncement that the minister would preach on
Mr. Brobst turned the thoughts of bis audi
ence Into pugilistic channels at the outset by
reading about "God's strong Tight arm" in the
ninth verse of the ninety-eighth Psalm. He
quickly followed this by a lesson from Paul's
passage: "I have fought a good fight1' Then
he prayed that the audience might .enter the
arena of Christian faith. Finally ho selected
for the choir the most combative hymn In the
song book, "Brightly Gleams Onr Bannerl"
Having thus prepared his audience, Mr.
Brobst rolled up bis sleeves a little from the
cuffs, and attacked tbe snbject of the dis
course. His text was tbe sentence in Paul's
first letter to tbe church in Corinth: "So fight
1, not as one beating tbe air."
"The gaze ot this nation and foreign coun
tries," be said, "is now centered on two men.
The telegraph is throbbing with their move
ments. The daily press is given up to accounts
of their condition. The pictorial press is filled
with cuts of their every muscle. The world
has followed tbem south to N ew Orleans. Three
Governors have issued proclamations to pre
vent their meeting. But they will meet, and
they will meet to-morrow. "
"Who are these two men? They are two
trained pnpllists two men of brawn. One is
John Lv Sullivan, who has amassed a fortune of
over Jfl00,000 through bis prowess in the prize
ring. The other is Jake Kilrain, who thinks he
can knock the lioston champion out
"See them as they face each other for the
Mr. Brobst squared himself behind the pulpit
He threw his fists before his breast in a de
fensive, yet ready attitude. He slugged from
the shoulder, he sparred, he countered, he even
closed with the pulpit, and could easily have
thrown it over the ropes from the rostrum.
People almost rose in their teats In the in
tensity of their interest.
A Sign of Progress.
"Has the world advanced since the days of
the Coliseum?" asked Mr. Brobst, after a pause
in which he rubbed himself down with his
handkerchief. "Has the w.rld advanced? See
the money poured ont like water to witness
this modem encounter. It used to be poured
ont in Rome in the same way. But Ciesar then
poured it out Tbo nobility poured it out
Maidens poured it out But the President of
the United States Is not on his way to New Or
leans. And tbe three Governors who have is
sued their proclamations will not act as ref
erees. No ladies will be present In view of
this difference in the class of attendants then
and now, I say the world has advanced.
"Look at the preparation these two men
have gone through," be said. "A short time
ago they were drinkers, sensual, beastly. But
for weeks and months tbey have been temper
atethey have denied themselves. They have
passed through tbe severest training. Talk
about taking up your cross. Christians I You
ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Take a
lesson in hardship and denial from these
pugilists! Think how they have worked to be
ready for a fight which may last only a half
"What a lesson this is to us!" went on Mr.
Brobst "Many of us are letting the time for
preparation slip by when we have heaven's
battle to fight
"See tbe force they exert in the ring," said
Mr. Brobst "tbe will power, tbe aetermination.
Tbey hurl themselves against each other. They
struggle for hour after hour, round after
round, until one falls.
"They bend their every muscle and every
thought to tbe tight" continued Mr. Brobst
"Tbey are willing to kill themselves to achieve
victory. Take another lesson. Christians!
"Then look at their skill. Tbey have spent
years learning tbe art of parrying and striking
and grappling. Their training has aroused the
faculties of their brains so that tbey are rational
In their work. They know what they are doing
in the thickest of tbe fray. Ministers hear It
said that if they want to preach good sermons
they should go into tbe pulpit and leave it to
God to tell tbem what to say. But it takes
skill to preach a good sermon. Ministers, take
a lesson from tbe prize fighters! Christians,
take another lessonf
A tenon for Christian. '
"Look, next, at the courage of these two men.
We hear ot Sullivan's boasting and Kilrain's
self-confidence. If we could get near enough
to tbem to-night just on the eve of tbe battle
to-morrow morning, I expect we could hear
their hearts beat with anxiety. Reports get
started that this one and then that one Is going
to back down. You hear it said that their train
ers have to spur them up to make them come to
the scratch. Well, it takes courage to walk into
a prize ring and stand up before a human cata
pult, and take tbe chance of having your jaw
bone knocked out of recognition. But did you
ever hear of prizefighters failing to come to
time? These men, will come to time In the
morning, just as the Brooklyn champion a few
weeks ago showed up fresh after losing one
side of his face.
"The eyes of the world are on these men,"
said Mr. Brobst, "and they will face each other.
Take another lesson from their courage. Chris
tians! "Look at the toughness of these two men.
They are no delicate fellows. They are not to
be scared by a firecracker. They are not to be
paralyzed by a scratch. They stand up as that
man in Brooklyn did and take ox-felling blows.
What contempt these men In their toughness
hare for suffering! Take another lesson,Chris
tlans! We are called on to suffer. Learn how
to do it from these pugilists!"
Mr. Brobst made a rush at the pulpit, grap
pled with it in an eloquent peroration, and pro
nounced the benediction over an audience
which would have backed him on the spot
against any feather weight in the ministry.
PEOMINEKT PEOPLE PAEAGRAPHED.
The prettiest girl at Saratoga is said to be a
Cuban named Mnnoz.
Mb. Edwin Booth will spend much of this
summer at Narragansett Pier.
Lucas Silva, who was a doctor in the Inde
pendent Army of Bolivia, is still alive. lie has
reached bis 129th year.
Mr. John Boyle O'Reilly is building a
fine cottage at Nantasket, but will not have it
ready for occupancy this year.
Senator Bate, of Tennessee, is traveling in
California, making observations on topics that
are likely to come before Congress for action
Queen Victoria Is suffering severely from
lumbago and rheumatism. She cannot stand
for any great length of time and her face has
an unhealthy flush In it
Iron Eagle Feather, a Sioux Indian, has
jnst completed the scientific course at Dickin
son College. He received high marks, but was,
of course, Lo in his class.
Db. James Hammond Trumbull, for
years a member of the Connecticut Historical
Society, has declined re-election to the presi
dency of It, which he has filled for a quarter of
Streeter, a white man who lived for years
with the Apaches, wearing their costume and
adopting tbeir habits, was shot and killed a few
days ago at Sonora. He was known as the
Lieutenant Brown, the executive officer
of the Trenton when she went to pieces on the
reefs of Samoa in tbe great gale, is at Deer
Park, Md., the guest of his father-in-law, ex
Senator Davis. His health is much shattered
by exposure and hardships during tis awful
experience in the harbor ot Apia.
The Chicago News says: New York is raising
a fund by popular subscription for the purpose
of erecting a monument to T. Jefferson, late of
Monticello, who once wrote a meritorious
brochure entitled "Tbe Declaration of Independence."-
Mr. Jefferson was a great and wise
statesman. His memory will livo even longer
than it will take New York to build that monu
ment, which will be at least a century.
To those who imagine the Shah to be habited
in turban and flowing robes like other Orientals,
It may be of interest to know that, whether at
court or on bis travels, his dress differs but lit
tle from that of a European military officer.
The costnme is simple as to color, depending
for its splendor upon state occasions on tbe
large diamonds which serve as buttons, and
literally form the'epaulets. The head covering,
which is never removed during the day. Is,
however, essentially Persian, being slightly
conical and made of a stuff imitating very fine
black lambskin. .
Not Pleasant to Tblnk Or.
From the New York Tribune.
A newspaper issue which did not contain the
announcement of a railroad accident would be
a curiosity uowadajs. Tbese smash-ups are of
all kinds, and they are reported from all parts
of tbe country. There seems to be no special
reason In natural conditions for their frequen
cy, and consequently tbey suggest an extensive
relaxation of discipline which It Is not pleasant
to think of.
IPJDAT, TODS' "' 12
IT WAS NOT A E1KGEE,
Bet tbe Animal Needed a Street Car Bell to
From the Philadelphia Kecord.l
On Diamond street last Sunday, when all the
swells were rolling out toward the park behind
their speedy trotters, a sallow-faced young
fellow got into his buggy nearTwentieth street
and taking tbe reins in his hand cautiously
pulled a little bell twice, and tbe horse started
off. Some of his friends are all wondering
where he cot tbe horse, which Is a fine animal,
but has curious tricks. One of tbem who
knows Is telling a very funny story about It
It seems that tbe young man went out in tbe
country a few months ago, and while there saw
the horse and purchased it A few Sundays
ago be hitched him to a buggy and started out
with bis best girl for a drive. Tbey managed
to get as far as Diamond street and then, for
soma unknown reason, tbe horse refused to
move. The young man was in an awful quan
dary. He whipped tbe horse until his arm was
tired, and then he got ont and tried to lead him,
but tbe animal was obdurate. Tbe girl got out
and walked away In high dudgeon, and the
crowd which had assembled enjoyed the situa
tion hugely. It took about four hours to haul
the animal to the stable and the next day the
young man was out tu see the man who sold
him the horse.
"Ob. he's all right;" said the dealer, "but you
don't know bow to work him. He's been haul
ing a car all his life, and won't go unless be
hears tbe bell!"
Ever since then the young man has bad a
regulation car bell on the- dashboard of tbe
buggy. When he wants to start he rings the
bell twice, and one ring brings the beast to an
abrupt standstill. But be still bas many diffi
culties to contend witb. The horse, remember
ing his early education, will only stop at street
crossings, and a bag of oats would not bring
him to a halt in tbe middle of a block. The
other day the young man went out for a drive
and got onto Ridge avenue. When he tried to
turn into Glrard avenue be found that tbe
horse would not turn ont of tbe car track, and
he was compelled to proceed to tbe depot.
HE BLUFFED MAHOflE.
Colonel Henry Watterson' Nerve In a Stiff
. Poker Game.
From the Washington Capital.
A number of gentlemen were gathered at
Chamberlain's telling poker stories the other
day, when ore of them said: "One of the nerv
iest games of poker I ever saw In this city was
played not long ago In a room at the Arlington
Hotel, where several gentlemen well known In
national politics were in the party.
"All the bands had been dealt and about SoOO
were in tbe pot before the draw. Only two
stayed in. They were General Mahone and
Colonel Henry Watterson. General Mahone
held two pair and drew one card. Watterson
stood pat Mahone bet an even $100 Watter
son saw tbe 100 and raised him $500. Mahone
saw that amount and raised It another 1100.
Watterson saw tbat and raised It JL.0O0. Ma
hone laid down and asked Watterson to let
him see the cards, but Henry said, 'No; If you
want to see what I have you must pay for it,'
and he raked in the por. Afterward be told
his friends just what he bad. It was a cool
bluff, and he hadn't a card in his hand higher
than a queen, but it took several thonsand dol
lars of the Virginia gentleman's money through
using his nerve at the proper time."
Pshaw! Hadje Hassein Ghooly Khan,
Your master's bnt a mortal man;
And though bis harem stands in awe
Of him, he's nothing but a
O Hadje Hassein Ghooly Khan,
The press will joke, my little man,
At names as long as moral law,
At bulging trousers, and your
And,. though you rage as Infants do.
Give up your pap, and hasten to
Your Persian master, they'll ha! hat
At Hadje Hassein and his
She Keeps tbe Light Burning.
New York, July il. "This Is the only Lady
Barber in this City," is tbe legend-on a little
wooden sign which was hung ont yesterday
next door to a shooting gallery in the Bowery,
near Chatham square. The "lady barber" is
Mrs. Greenslade, who learned her trade In En
gland, and has bad an uphill fight in Brooklyn
In making a living for her three children and
her husband, and is going to try her Inck in
New York. Her husband is "Lewis tbe L'ght"
who has followed his wife to New York, and
continues to talk alleged theology to those who
will listen to him.
For the Protection of Their CItlzon.
From the Chicago News.'
Aurora's system of killing disreputable dogs
by electricity has been set In operation, and is
said to work like a charm. The dog is put into
an overgrown rattrap, and then a button is
touched and the do: dies with a smile of hap
piness on Its face. This is a vast improvement
on tbe old plan of letting a policeman chase
tbe dog and fire shots at it until the population
of the city is much depleted and tbe poor ani
mal dies of heart disease.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Bfnry Ann Dickson.
At 4 o'clock In the afternoon of yesterday Mrs.
Mary Ann Dickson, widow of the late Dr. John
Dickson, died at her home In. Edgewortb. While
the end came suddenly. It cannot be aald that It
was altogether unexpected. Within the last year
the passed through a most severe Illness, which,
at one time. It was expected would prove fatal.
Rallying In a wonderful way for a woman who
was then In her 70th year, and who had for more
than IS years been more or less an Invalid, her
health apparently continued to Improve until
Wednesday last, shortly after noon on that day
the was stricken suddenly down, by what agency
It not definitely known, though the great heat may
be held accountable In a measure, bhe lingered,
suffering Intense agony, untlH o'clock yesterday,
when heart failure brought death. Most of her
children were present during her last hours. Mrs.
Dickson was the oldest daughter of Nich
olas and Nancy War, and was born In
1S19. The Way lamlly was one of
the first to settle In the Sewlckley valley, and
Us members are still worthily prominent In that
section. In 1833 she married Dr. John Dickson,
who was then following his profession in Bewick
ley. In 1843 they moved to Allegheny City, and
about ten years later moved back to Edgcworth,
where they erected a house on the Way farm. In
that house Mrs. Dickson died yesterday, and In
the neighborhood or It bei good works have left
many memorials, bhe was one of tbe founders of
tbe Leetsdale Presbyterian Church, and at It In
good health and bad until but recently she was a
constant attendant. The Christian patience and
cheerfulness with which the bore tho severest of
trials Illuminated her late years. It Is no wonder
that she was greatly beloved and respected. Ol
her children seven are living, namely: Mrs. A.
M. Watson, Miss Elisabeth Shields Dickson,
Mrs. Thom s Graff, Dr. John a. Dickson, Dr.
Joseph N. Dickson, Mrs. Hepburn Johns and
Mrs. Edward Godfrey. Another daughter, Sarah,
who married Mr. (l. F. Dabbs, died several
years ago. Mrs. Dickson will be burled In the
bewlckley cemetery, but the date of the funeral It
not yet fixed.
James McClurg, whose name It familiar In al
most every bousebold In tbese cities, died yester
day afternoon at 4:15 o'clock at his residence. Ho.
191 ICebecca street Allegheny, after a painful Ill
ness of six montbs. He was the head of the firm
of James MeClnrg A Co., cracker manufacturers
on Wood street this cltr. Mr. McClurg was born
near Belfast. Ireland, 61 years ago. In 1817, when
IS years of age, be came to this city and went to
work for his brother, who carried on a bakery on
gmlthbeld street. After a time young McClurg
caught the gold fever and went to California with
tbe Argonauts. He did not stay long, but camo
back and engaged with Alexander Martin, who
had a bakery In tbe Allegheny Diamond. In 1870
Mr. McClurg began business ior himself and waa
successful, building up a good t riffle In a abort
time and steadily exteudlng it The business was
extended to Umaba, where two sons do business
under the style of the McClurg Cracaer Company.
Mr. McClurg has been an elder In and one or the
trustees or the Second Presbyterian Church of
tbis city for a number of years. He leaves a wile
and seven children, three tons and four daugh
ters, all married, and a large number of grand
colldren. Ills youngest child was married about
four niontbsago. Tbe entire family was present
when tbe end came.
J. P. Hay, Esq.
J, P. Hay, Esq., a talented member of tbe legal
profession, who lived at No. 163 North avenue,
Allegheny, died at Dlxmont from exhaustion,
yesterday morning. Insanity was caused by
overwork. The body was taken to the borne of
Mr. Hay's mother-in-law. Mrs. Smith, on bhady
avenue. Mr. Hay was a man of scholarly attain
ments. Tbe Allegheny County Bar Association will meet
at 10 o'clock this morning to take suitable action
on tbe death or tbeir late fellow-member, Israel
Harry W. Cutbbert.
Tbe remains of Harry W. Cutbbert who was
killed on the P. V. A C Baltroad on Wednesday.
Vlll be .burled from the residence of his father,
Mr. S. L. Cuthbert Merrlmae street lit "Wash
ington, to-day at 2:30 o'clock.
'ihe deceased was a trusted employe of tho Pan
handle Hallroad, In whose service he has been for
several years, i
He was well known on Mt. Washington, where
be wlli be missed by his many rrlcnds.
lion. Edmund Rice.
BT. PAUL, Mrmr.. July U. Edmund Rice, ex
Congressman from the Fourth district of Minne
sota, after an Illness of a week's duration, died at
White Dear this morning at SrtO. He was 71 years
old. Deatb was caused by paralysis of the brain.
A MILLING SYNDICATE.
English Capital I Now Looking After the
Great Floor Interest.
Minneapolis, July IL The Northwestern
Miller to-day says editorially:. We announced
in our Issue of May 21 that the rumor which
was current to the effect tbat an English syndi
cate was figuring to purchase several of the
larger mills in Minneapolis and combine them
into one corporation was not entirely un
founded in fact The original scheme was sup
posed to have been dropped, but either the
same parties or others connected with them
re-opened negotiations, which have been going
on ever since, and which may possibly culmi
nate in the transfer of several mills from their
present owners to outside purchasers. During
tbe last 30 days rumors of these, facts have
been flying thick and fast, and have been of
the wildest and most improbable character. It
has been stated tbat representatives of British
capital were endeavoring to obtain control of
the milling business in various cities, includ
ing Minneapolis. St. Louis, Buffalo and Roches
ter. Our correspondent at the last named place
quotes tbe opinions of various prominent
Rochester millers on tne subject some of them
quite pertinent, bnt all showing that while tbe
millers there might be willing to sell it they
bad a good chance, tbey are ignorant of any
attempt In the direction of a purchase having
We do not think that even any preliminary
figuring has been done In any of the cities
named except Minneapolis. In tbe latter place
there is ground for tbe snpposltion that a
transfer may bo made. An option on several
valuable plants has been given to certain finan
ciers, representing outside capital. The prop
erties Included in the proposed syndicate are
those of U. A. Pillsburv fe Co., Washburn Mill
Company, the Washburn Flouring Mills Com
pany, the East and West Side Water Powers
and tbo PHIsbury sjstem of elevators. Tbls
would give tbe purchasers a combined capacity
of 22,000 barrels of flour per day, tbe control ot
tbe water power and a valuable elevator sys
tem. For some time past accountants sent to
Minneapolis have been examining tbe books of
tbe various establishments Included In the
deal and verifying tbe statements of tbe mill
ers as to tbeir profits. Should the deal be con
summated, C. A. PHIsbury will manage the en
tire business, which will be capitalized at from
$9,000,000 to 10,000,000. It Is known that tbe
sellers receive a good price for their interests,
but not an exorbitant one. Even on tbe capi
tal above given the stockholders will recelvo a
very fair dividend on their investment basing
calculations on the results of the business
for tbe past six year.
Tbe milling interests included in tbe deal are
tbe largest in Minneapolis, and several of tbe
mills have been great makers in the past ana
will undoubtedly continue in tbe same course
If properly managed. As farastbe mills of tbe
Washburn Flouring Mills Company, tbe Wash
burn A, B and C, are concerned, they will be
operated for at least a year from September 1
by tbe Washburn-Crosby Company, successors
to Washburn. Martin fc Co., whether the pro
posed transfer In ownership is or Is not made.
It is probably a trifle premature to speculate on
the effect ot this proposed movement on tbe
general milling business of the country, and es
pecially of the spring wheat section. It may
not be carried out, although the probabilities
are otherwise. A large number of millers
think that it will be an unfortunate thine for
tbe trade at large, and there is some talk ot
other combinations being made to compete
A Philadelphia barber says that the
Western man's skin is the most irritated of any
he shaves; they shave very closely.
Trumbull county, Ohio, boasts of a fence
of woven cornstalks.
A hungry man rushed into the Broad street
station tbe other day and ordered "a basin of
A cat tbat will dr(nk beer is one of the
curiosities of Calamet, O.
William Craft, a farmer of Montrose vi
cinity. Fa., lost a valuable lamb two days ago
from Its having eaten laurel, an unusual casu
alty at this time of year.
A business man of Cincinnati, O., places a
box of Ice under his desk to keep him cook
Charles MrrssE, of Hamburg, Berks coun
ty. Pa., has designed a grouping of the 42 stars
In tbe national flag so that they make a six
A WniKLTNO, W. Vs., barber has a razor
that he has used constantly forjthe last 25 years,
and It does better work now that it ever did.
J. A- Tbmpmeton. of Washington, Pa., has
an odd souvenir of California and the forty
niner time. It Is a brass coin that passed for
gold. It is a little larger than a cent, and upon
one side is seen the miner upon one knee sift
ing out tbe gold from tbo sand.
In looking through a lot of second-hand
books in a store in Parkersburg, y. Va., Sea
wright Cummings came across a book which
bad been stolen from blm in Philadelphia 20
years ago. He valued it very highly, as his
father presented it to him when he was quite
young. He feels quite jubilant oyer the re
covery. Mrs. Wallace, of Summervillo. O., was
cutting up an old dress tbat belonged to her
mother who died a couple of years ago, when
the scissors came upon something hard. Upon
examination it was found to be a twenty-dollar
bill folded and sewed in a hem. Mrs. Wallace
Is not in tbe best of circumstances and tbe find
was a very timely one.
The wheat crop of Franklin county, Penn
sylvania, is so enormous tbat the farmers have
trouble in harvesting it, while the ground is so
wet that reaping machines come from the
fields as muddy as road wagons.
In a certain town in Ohio, where screens are
not allowed to be used in saloons, a big fat man
is hired by one of the more enterprising saloon
keepers, to stand in his door all tbe time. He
obstructs tbe view very effectually.
ODD ITEMS FROM FOREIGN SHORES.
It Is proposed to open a museum in Berlin in
which shall be exhibited all the German cos
tumes from earliest days, with interior arrange
ments and decoration of houses.
The Empress Eugenie has placed a granite
slab in tbe Emperor's chapel at the Church of
St Mary's, Chlselb,urst on which the following
inscription is cut: "On this spot for many years
rested tbe remains of Napoleon ILL B. L P."
The sale ot Maharajah Dhuleep Singh's
jewels occurred recently In Paris. The highest
bid, 11,100 francs, was made for a beautiful
ring, consisting of three large Oriental rubles
and four diamonds, mounted a giorno. The
first day's sale realized 48,080 francs.
There is a touch of grim irony in tbe fact
tbat tbat the late German Consnl at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
was the President nt an association
for tbe relief ot distressed foreigners. Tbe un
fortunate man was himself & distressed for
eigner, through failure in business, and his
troubles preyed upon his mind until he com
A prehistoric tomb ot Laconla, at the vil
lage of Vaphlon, near Sparta, bas just been
opened, and is found to resemble those of My
cenae It consists of a long corridor leading to
an inner chamber, and in the latter have al
ready been found two gold vases figured in re
lief, one of silver, several of bronze, two gold
rings, a,score ot incised stones, with many frag
ments of silver vessels.
One oLthe latest "fads" among fair Parlsi
ennesisto visit the encampments of tbe Es
planade des Invalldes assiduously ever morn
ing, and to take great interest in tbe chocolate-faced
people who dwell there temporarily.
The utterly black Senegalese, the native of
the Congo, and tbe Touklnese are not favor
ites, the chief patronage being bestowed on
tbe Javanese, the Arabs and tbe Tunisians.
The sensation of Berlin is just now a young
Cossack giantess who is being exhibited at the
popular "Passage Panoptlcnm." The girl, who
is 11 years old. Is nearly three yards high; she
weighs 20 stone, and is still growing very
rapidly. She is very pretty, with large, dark
eyes and a pleasant- face, and in tbe national
costnme of the Don Cossacks, which consists of
a red skirt, bine jacket long apron embroidered
In gold and necklaces of many colors, she cap
tures everybody's heart
No inconsiderable- amount of blood has
been spilled daring tbe erection of the exhibi
tion on the Champ de Mars. It is calculated
that 6,350 men were treated for injuries or for
illness resulting from exposure; 300 workmen
hurt their legs; 260 received severe injuries in
the eyes from projecting timbers or bars of
iron; 111 were scalded or severely burned, and
50 had their fingers cut off. The deaths from
falls are put down at 24, but it is believed that
they were far more numerous.
A DAY IN NEW YORK.
The Pall ofn Police Justice.
I NEW YOBK BUREAU SPECIALS.l
New York, July 1L Fritz Schultz, formerly
bartender In Police Justice Welde's Harlem
saloon, stole $2,000 from his employer's safe and
ran away. He was cangbt and brought back
to' the city with all but (35 ot the stolen
amount. When arraigned this morning, he
told bis conception of the dimensions of a
police justice's "pull." After stealing the
money, be said1 he walked into tbe country on
the Central railway tracks, as be supposed
Justice Welde, upon discovering tbe theft,
would stop all outward-bound trains at tbe
Grand Central station. He took a train eventu
ally at Haverstraw. where he first considered
himself beyond the Justice's jurisdiction.
Schultz was arrested in Randolph, Cattaraugus
county, ten days ago, but was not delivered to
the city police-till to-day. as the Randolph au
thorities refused to give him up before tbe
payment of tbe $500 reward for his capture, and
there was some delay in forwarding tbe money
from this city. He was held for trial. Tbe
fact that Justice Welde owns a saloon has al
ready been much commented on, and now that
it Is openly demonstrated, there is a possibility
tbat he will be disbarred.
An Invitation That'll be Ignored.
Editor Arthur T. Lnmley, of the Jllmtrated
News, to-day sent Editor Elliott F. Shepard, of
the Mail and Express, a pressing personal In
vitation to the reception to be held at tbe
Mluitrated News office in honor of John L.
Sullivan. Mr. Lumley says among other things:
"Your presence on the occasion will add a
dicnityto the affair which, perhaps, it would
not otherwise possess, and will assure the pub
lic at large tbat tbe religious element in our
society and the school of ideas represented by
the scientific development of human muscle
are in harmony with each other."
A Wife' Complaint.
Mrs. Otto HampeL the wife of a prominent
real estate agent, has entered suit for separa
tion and alimony. Sbe married Mr. Hatnpel 20
years ago. For the first six years tbey lived
happily together. On the seventh anniversary
of tbeir weddinc day ho wrenched a leg from
the breakfast table and beat her with it be
cause tbe muffins were soggy. Two montbs
later he squeezed her between an open door
and tbe wall till she fainted. He ducked her
in a wash tub 10 or 12 times. A few weeks ago
he beat her with a frying pan. He tore her
face, pulled out much of her hair and sprained
both of her wrists by twisting them. Although
his income is large, he bas long allowed her
only $15 a week with which to support and
dress herself and three children. AU tbis
necligence and cruelty, she says. Is the result
ot his Intimacy with one of her old school girl
Patting tbe Pugilist la Wax.
Life-size wax figures of Sullivan and Kilrain
are being made for a local museum. The
pugilists will be represented as meeting in the
ring at Richburg. Tbe costumes of both will
be exactly reproduced. The details of the
whole scene are In charge of artists who saw
the fight in Richburg.
Secret Worth Thousands Stolen.
Great excitement exists at Oxford Furnace,
N. J., over the stealing of valuable private
papers belonging to the late Colonel William
Scranton, who died on June 19. Colonel Scran
ton was identified with Prof. George H. Cooke,
State Geologist, at tbe time of his death. He
was founder of the Iron works at Oxford, N.
J., and had valuable treatises of tbe construc
tion of blast furnaces and kindred subjects.
On the day of Colonel Scranton's death some
one entered his office, broke open his desk and
stole the papers and notebooks. The family
has offered a large reward for tbe recovery of
the papers, which contain secrets worth
thousands of dollars to iron and steel manu
facturers. Beating the Ieeberg Record.
Tbe clipper ship Belle, wblcn arrived here
to-day from Liverpool, sighted 25 Icebergs
during the voyage.
The Dead Come to Life.
Frank Morrison, whom the Hart's Island
authorities a few days ago tbought to be dead,
was sentenced to four years' imprisonment to
day. On a black night, about two week ago,
Morrison and a fellow convict stole a boat on
the shore of Hart's Island, and pushed off. The
waves were higb, and the boat was boon upset
Morrison's pal clung to the boat, which was
found unoccupied In tbe sound next day.
Morrison was washed away. He swam In the
darkness a long way to City Island. Thence he
swam to the city. He lay coneealed under a
wharf all day, and the next night tried to
burglarize a shop In the Bowery. He was
caught and was brought to trial this morning.
Some Syatemntlc Robbery at an End.
Daniel Maloney has long been a window
dresser in the employe of many down-town
haberdashers. For tbe last two years he has"
plundered every man who employed him.
While arranging goods in the windows, he
usually stuffed handkerchiefs, neckties and
trinkets by the score Into his big sack-coat
pockets Tbe articles were afterward pawned
by his brother, John Maloney. a talisman out
of otber work. Altogher, Maloney stole many
thousand dollars' worth of goods. From one
Fulton street haberdasher alone be stole 52,000
worth. A short time ago John Maloney was ar
rested while pawning two dozen silk handker
chiefs. He confessed for himself and his
brother. To-day Daniel was sent to the peni
tentiary for a year.
Nothing In Common With a Trust.
Tbe National Confectioners' Association bad
their banquet last night at Delmonlco's. They
hare been holding a convention in tbe city for
tbe last two days. During tho boars of tbe
meeting they have discussed various questions
of interest to tbe trade, and last night was the
first time they have given tbemselves up to
pleasure. Some 115,000,000 In capital was repre
sented. Mr. T. H. Boncble presided. Mr. R.
II. Moses, the President of the association, got
beside blm. About 200 more members were
present They aid not begin tbeir dinner until
9d6p.K., but they stayed late. Burdette, the
humorist, was there, and said things that made
all lanch. There were speeches from Charles
Holman, on tbe "Ethics of Confectionery," and
C. F. Guentber. on "Confectionary as a Fine
Art" Frank Sibley, Thomas Adams, E. A.
Helntz, George Close and John S. Hawley also
talked for the amusementof tbo feasting pty.
At tbe meeting of tbe association to-d 'be
chief business was the adoption ot a rest -,on
directing tho Secretary to make it plain to the
public through the newspapers that the as
sociation nas nothing to do with the Sugar
Trust "either as friend or foe." This action
was taken in consequence of reports that the
association was in antagonism to the Sugar
Trust and would probably build a refinery of its
Bnsy Time In tho Navy Yard.
This month will be a busy one at the navy
yards. Orders were received yesterday by
Commodore Ramsay tbat the ships Brooklyn
and Essex are to be fitted up at once. The
construction work on the cruiser Yorktown
must be finished by July 15, that on the At
lanta by tbe 13th, and tbat on the big cruiser
Chicago by July 3a Tho Yantio and Galena
are also being fitted out so tbere is work
enough ahead to keep all hands In the yard
steadily employed for some time. The, Boston
is hourly expected from her southern cruising
trip. Bhe was reported off Fortress Monroe
on Tuesday. ."We shall put her In the dry
dock just as soon as she arrives," said Com
modore Ramsay, "and give her a thorough
cleaning. She will then be overhauled and put
in shape for cruising." Tbe bow and stern and
castings for tbe new cruiser Maine, now being
built at the navy yard, were received on Tues
day, and the work of putting tbem in position
A Corporation With a Fulere.
rsrxciAi. TXXXQKAK TO THE DISrATCn.I
Franklin, July IL A charter has been
granted to the Anglo-American Oxide Com
pany, of this city, with a capital stock of
1100,000. This company owns the European
patents for the new process of manufacturing
oxide of lead, zinc, iron, etc., as developed by
tbe American Oxide Works of tbls city, and
they will proceed to erect works in London,
Paris and jtelginm as soon as possible.
Too Awful to Contemplate.
from the Chicago Kews.l
Nine patients from a New York lunatic asy
lum have defeated nine actors In a game of
baseball. It Is to be feared that the lunatics
will now seek to go on the stage.
Connecticut has a tramp bearing th
historic name of Daniel Webster.
At Athens, Ga., there is an epidemic,
raging among the cats, and they are dying very
Tbe new powder for Enssian small
arms givea greatly Increased velocity over that
formerly In use.
A Kansas editor says that 60,000 rail
road cars will be required to haul the wheat
crop ot his State.
A new war balloon and parachute are
to be thoroughly tested during this summer's
maneuvers at Aldershot
Australia is as cosmopolitan as the
United States. At the hotel in Sidney the
otber week there were 13 different nationalities
represented at one table.
It is reported from the Pacific coast that
a gang of counterfeiters there have been em
ploying two Japanese coiners, unable to speak
English, to help tbem In their work.
George Graham, of Clyde, O., had 650
cabbages in a field. Ten cows got in one night
and destroyed every one, and George didn't
have time to shoot out three of the nii
before being arrested.
A man in Cleveland makes affidavit
that he suffered 122 consecutive days with the
toothache and yet never whipped one of his
children or said a cross word to bis wife. No
human being will believe him.
The officers of our army and navy are
the most dissatisfied people in the country.
Most of tbem are chronic applicants for better
positions and are always smelling out pros
pective vacancies and pushing claims.
A surveyor who was employed in one of
the oldest counties of Connecticut put lu three
weeks on different farms before he found one
single lino fence on the right line. Every far
mer was a gainer or loser oy the survey.
Mrs. James Gallagher, a resident of
Brooklyn, began sneezinc tbe other evening;
and sho had got the tally up to 2,010 times when
the doctors finally found a remedy. Sbe says
sbe won't try again until some female beats
A Summerville, Fla., paper says: "We
have i. man in our county who is about 35 year
old, who was never more than 40 miles away
from home, never rode on a train or steamboat,
nerar wrote or received a letter, never sub
scribed for a newspaper, and nevervoted the
John Robinson, of Macon county, Ga.,
killed a hen not long since which had two well
developed egg bags. From one bag an egg was
laid Internally and one externally. The theory
is that she laid two eggs a day until one of tho
sacks burst Wben killed several eggs were
found Inside and one of tbe eggs bad a live
chicken in it
B. F. Ray, of Mitchell county. Ga.,
comes to the front with tbe largest cucumber
of the season, notwithstanding the long
dronght It bad to contend with. Tbe encumber
measured 1X incbesin length and 8J inches
in circumference and weighed two pounds.
Mr. Ray says tbat he could easily gather 60
from the same vine.
TheMunson dam in Steuben county, N.
Y., Is 12 miles long and about 2 miles wide,
which constitutes the waters of Lake Lamoka
and furnishes water power for a grist mill, saw
mill and planing mill, the machinery all being
driven by ono monster turbine wbeel. Tbls
wbeel bas been stopped on two occasions by
eels trying to pass through from the lake to
tbe stream below. Each time the wheel was
found to be literally jammed by thousands ot
mutilated eels, which took a number of men
several hours to clear away.
Joe Mitchell, a miller of Griffin, Ga.,
eats all the rats he can catch, and says that
"tbey are much nicer thansquirrel or rabbit."
A gentleman passed by the mill tbe otber after
noon and a large rat, as large as a squirrel, ran
out from tbe engine bouse. Joe. seeing tbe rat
gave chase and soon killed It Having noticed
the unusual interest manifested in catching
tbe rat he asked Jon wnat be was going to do
with it He said: "Eat it by gosb." Sura
enough, he soon bad it skinned, cleaned and
salted, and looking in all appearances like a
squirrel. Smacking his lips over tbe joyful
prospects ot a rat supper, Joe went his way
looking for more rats.
An Atlanta, Ga., paper tells the follow
ing: A strange and fatal prize fight occurred
near Mobile, Ala., about which little bas ever
been said, and probably nothing ever pub
lished. A wiry, athletic. lightweight Yankee
soldier was pitted against a burly, heavy
weight negro. Tbe soldier weighed about 123
pounds: the negro about 240. Tbe Yankee knew
the science of boxing and wrestling, while tbe
negro had to depend upon natural strength.
Tbe fight was 1100 a side, with no rules, but
each man to go in to whip tbe other any way
he could. The scene of the fight was near a
Yankee camp three miles from Mobile. Tbe
time early one Sunday morning. Each man
was stripped to the waist The negro was bare
footed and tbe soldier wore heavy wooden san
da!s,wbicb were destined to play a conspicuous
part in the battle. Tbe two men scuffled and
dodged about the ring for half an hour. Sud
denly tbe little soldier raised one of bis heavy
sandals and gave his antagonist a terrible kick
on the shin. Tbe blow broke tbe leg and the
severe pain threw the negro off his gnard. He
bent his body forward and clapped bis hands to
his shin. This was what the soldier wanted,
and wben the negro's head was low enough he
struck him on his windpipe with tbe sharp side
of bis band witb sufficient force to break tbe
negro's neck. There was a groan, and the
negro dropped to the ground dead.
WHAT WILD WITS ARE SAYING.
8taving Him Off Tailor Will you have
the bill sent with your suit sir?
Clererton No; send It by messenger boy.
A Complicated Process. A good deal of
billing and cooing Is being done at the summer
resorts Just now. Lovers do the cooing and hotel
proprietors do the billing. Lift.
Domestic Dynamite. Doctor (to caller)
Your constitution and nerves tem to be complete
Patient I expect sol Comes of my wife blowing
me up. Chicago Glob.
On One Condition. Tramp (to lady of
the bouse) I am starving to death I Can I die out
In the barnyard?
Lady of the bouse (graciously) Yes: If you woa't
crawl under the barn. Lift.
OH, NO I
The heat may squelch the merchant man,
It may tbe banker rich annoy;
It may knock out John Sullivan,
But not the riotous small boy.
Seasonablelnfbrmation. First Omahan
Ons must look out for bydrophoola tblshot weath
er. Do yon know bow to tell a mad dog?
Second Omahan If I bad anything to tell
mad dog. I should do It by telephone. Omaha
Austere man in clerical-looking coat,
commenting on the fight It would have been
small loss If they bad killed each other.
Thin-chested xoutb, glaring through eye-glasses
with an atrol personal resentment I beg to differ.
If would have been a lost to science! PtMa&tU
LITE AS IT OUOHT TO BE.
I envy the succulent, fresh-cut meat
Laid out In the big Ice-box;
I envy the batter lu cool retreat
And tbe radish and celery-stalks
In fact 1 can conlure np nothing so sweet
As to have a snug place la a big Ice-box.
"What do they mean by a rib-roast?"
asked a gray-robed lady, turning from a Sullivan
extra to her escort whose stiff bat and shad-stomach
coat denoted tbe relationship of bride and
I should say," said tbe husband with a twin
kle. tbatltmeant biff a la model" And the
bride looked at much at sea as ever. Philadelphia
' THE THREE GRACES.
With eager appetite I fix mine eye
Upon the piece orbuekleberry pie.
How similar the berry and the fly!
And yet mayhap. It Is a berry pie.
Into Its depths I peer, and past the pie
Unto my hungry neighbor sitting by.
TO JOHN L. SULLIVAN.
Now, Sullivan, remember while you count
the money ta'en,
Tbere are eaemles more fatal than the vanquished
As a boxer you're nnequaled, as a bottler you're
So gusile no more guzzles If you wish to stay
Your stomach Is your weak place, and yet whisky
hits you there, " ,
Despite tumultuous hisses and wild howls of "no
So if whisky tends a challenge to battle for your
Please reply, "I'll fight no duffer as hits below tto