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THE PITTSBURG IHSPATCH, MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1889.
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P1TTSB0UQ, MONDAY, ATJG. 12, ISSSL
AN EBBOB OF FACT.
A local clergyman, who evidently de
Votca a powerful stock of energy and
earnestness to the social questions of the
day, is reported as saying in a sermon
yesterday that the laborer of to-day is no
better off than the egro slave before the
Without any intention of discussing the
Views of this gentleman on the labor ques
tion, or his proposed remedy of dividing up
the land and fixing a Governmental scale of
wages, it is worth while to take exception
to the statement that the wage laborers of
to-day are in any state of subjection at all
approaching that of chattel slavery. That
there is great injustice in the operation of
the social system of to-day Tub Dispatch
has often said; but as this comparison has
before been made it is necessary to point
out that it is equally at war with the facts,
end belittling to the workingmen.
A measure of the tyranny of chattel slav
ery is afforded in two particulars, which we
take at random. Oniwas that the slave
had no family rights, but his wile and chil
dren could be sold away from him whenever
it suited the master. The other was that in
the slave States the man who undertook to
preach to the slaves that they had any rights,
and that slavery was wrong, would have
been tarred and feathered, and would have
been lucky if he was not hanged to the
.nearest tree. Any person who intimates
that the laboring masses are under such
control that they cannot call their families
their own, or meet to discuss their rights, or
travel in search of employment, does injus
tice to the spirit and independence of the
It is well in discussing social problems to
keep within speaking distance of the facts.
MOVING "WITH DELIBEEATI05.
"We are glad to learn from the New York
Tribune that the trouble with the Grant
Monument at X ew York is not lack of funds.
"As for the Grant Monument," the Tribune
says, "the committee in charge long ago ex
plained that it was making no effort to
collect funds, because it proposed first to
decide upon a plan for the memorial. This
is a matter requiring careful thought and
investigation, and long preparation-" This
is reassuring. Five years ago the work of
raising the monument fund was commenced
and less than a quarter the sum named was
subscribed. The committee has since then
been pondering for the space of 65 lunar
months the question of a plan. The thought
ful consideration and long preparation
which it has given to it, warrants the ex
pectation that neither the money will be
raised nor the plan adopted with that rash
speed which would finish up the job within
the present generation.
A HEW YOBK SCANDAL.
The Sheriff of New York, and the Grand
Eachem of the Tammany Society, has been
very much put out because the newspapers
have interfered in his private affairs. The
unbridled and licentious part of the press
discovered that this high political character
had got a divorce by collusion with the
court of which he is an officer, and were un
reasonable enough to make a fuss over it,
Sheriff and Tammany Sachem Flack
thought, as Mr. Blaine did about trusts,
that it was "a private affair;" but he could
not get the press to take that view, and so
he throws a tub to the whale by resigning
his position in the Tammany Society.
This indicates a consistent misunderstand
ing of the position on the part of Sheriff
Flack. It was evidently a znisunderstand
'inc which made him regard an abuse of the
instrumentalities of justice as a private af
fair, and his letter resigning the Tammany
fashion complains of the disposition to "try
his case in the newspapers," when the real
trouble is in the way it was not tried in the
court The virtue of consistency is, how
ever, shown in the judiciousness with
which Mr. Flack resigns his unsalaried po
sition in the Tammany Society and holds on
fb his very fat salary and perquisites as
But the action has its commendable feat
ures. His failure to resign the public posi
tion makes it practicable to have some supe
rior power to do his resigning for him. If
there is any desire to maintain decency in
the administration of the law, New York
will see that all the parties in this scandal
are kicked out of office, if not landed in
EDII0K OB POLITICIANl
It is rather interesting, if not surprising,
to find in the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette
an editorial over the initials of Mr. Murat
Halstead, in reply to some criticisms which
contrasted his independence as a journalist
a few years ago with the somewhat circum
scribed course of his paper as a party organ
at present. The reply to this contrast,
offered by Mr. Halstead, is as follows:
The period of free-lance Journalism, to which
complimentary reference Is made, was, in my
judgment, educational. It resulted in the con
viction that the highest pnbllc usefulness was
attainable on the inside rather than the outside
of political organizations. That It was better
and stronger to be an inner guiding lorco than
to offer objections, suggestions and criticisms,
ortodoloout incorscqulnt approbation from
This view might be open to discussion as
bearing upon the respective merits of inde
pendence and party journalism, if the main
purpose of a newspaper was to exercise
political influence and to secure political
power to its editor; but it has do cogency at
all if the important function of a newspaper
is to give its readers unbiased, full and re
liable views of what is going on in politics.
Mr. Halstead entirely forgets the importance
in newspaper work of giving the public
complete and unprejudiced views ot what
the political parties are doing, and of tell
ing in the editorial columns the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth, con
cerning the attitude and character of the
leading politicians. To subordinate this
duty to the mission of being "an inner'
guiding force" is to make political wire
pulling superior in public 'importance to
open, fearless and outspoken journalism.
In other words, Mr. Halstead is himself
developing the principal objection to his
Senatorial candidacy. It is converting a
very able editor into the usual conventional
type of politician.
A SOuTHEBK 8T0BM
The row which has been raised in Atlanta
during the past few days appears to have
been kicked up especially for the sake of
showing the survival of the old pro-slavery
barbarism. Under the rules of the civil
service, anil as the result of an examination,
a colored man got an appointment in the
Atlanta postomce. He was put in a place
where he would havo to hand papers and
work in the same room with a female clerk,
and the Southern blood boiled over at once.
The young woman resigned, the mob has
burned the postmaster in effigy, and Mr.
Grady's organ of the New South, the Atlanta
Constitution, is indulging in enlightened
paragraphs about "the newest attempt ot
the Republican party to humiliate the peo
ple of the South with a fresh dose of
This almost justifies the feeling that par
tisan malignity, race hatred and color-line
stupidity are unconquerable. But there is
reason to hope that the intelligent Southern
people will in time have leisure and grace
to be ashamed of themselves. They have
at times, during the past, expressed some
willingness to keep abreast with the ideas of
civilization, and after they get over this
flurry of giving way to the most stupid of
mob passions they may take time to reflect
that there should be some relation between
promise and performance.
We have already remarked upon the won
derful bravery of a train-load of passengers
and railroad officials who allowed a single
robber to plunder them without protest;
but the full humor of the incident and of
the two other railway robberies under like
circumstances, is only just beginning to be
appreciated. There is every reason to be
lieve that the western railroads are blessed
with brakemen and conductors who are fero
cious and fearless enongh when they deem
the occasion fitting.but are decidedly averse
to disputing the rights of any well-armed
person to run a train and rob the passengers.
It is not to be supposed that the Pullman
car porters regard this incursion of amateur
thieves into their presence with even mind.
Doubtless their sufferings while the highway
men were emptying the passengers' pockets
were piteously poignant But the sleeping
car porter is nothing if not discreet, and
discretion is the better part of valor, they
say. So the seasoned robbers de offieio did
not deem it their duty to interfere with the
"We presume that the train crew in each
of these cases was unable to contend with
the band of robbers, or the one robber, be
cause it had exhausted its energies bullying
the passengers and smashing baggage. "We
should suggest to the railroads concerned
that if they capture the masked gentry who
have held up three trains in a week they
should employ them at once as train hands.
At least then the wholesale melodramatic
plundering of trains would cease, for other
robbers would know that some courage ex
isted among the officers of the road.
The equally beautiful exhibition of valor
offered by the passengers seems to indicate
that the West is no longer wild but only,
woolly. A sheep is not spunky as a rule.
The people who talk about the necessity
of the Government paying big salaries to
secure talent for high positions, forget that
Aldace F. Walker and A. H. Garland were
able to obtain $25,000 positions in corporate
employment because they had first held
public places. That may not be very cred
itable to Messrs. Walker and Garland; but
it does sot diminish the attractions of the
Government posts which gives the incum
bents $7,000 to S,000 a year to rub along
with, until the corporations bid higher.
Tub decided to-do which the spoils in
terests are making over that letter of Mr.
Boose velt's to the New York Police Commis
sion, recommending a candidate for the po
lice force, is evidently based on Mr. Roose
velt's failure to show -how they could get
their own axes ground by complying with
Air example which comes from Indian
apolis might be of some use to Pittsburg.
The street railway lines there, wishing an
extension of their franchises, presented the
city with a 200-acre park. This course
might be emulated to good advantage by
some of our local corporations, which are in
the race for privileges. The policy of get
ting everything from the city and giving
nothing back is shown by the act reported
above, to be capable of very marked im
provement Ah appointment of a colored applicant by
the Postoffice Department which leads to
the discovery that since the application the
aspirant has found lodgings in the peniten
tiary, indicates that this administration is
experiencing some of the hard luck in that
line that pursued the Democratic prede
cessor. As The Dispatch predicted, when that
report ot the storing of vast quantities of
sugar in New York was published, tho re
sult has indicated that it was an overstock
rather than a corner. The trust has been
forced to reduce the wholesale price of
sugar c per pound in the past three weeks.
Let us hope that the retailers will learn
of the decline in due course of time.
The starting up of an iron mill at the
West End, which has been closed for a year,
is a sign that while margins in iron may
not be very big there is a demand that
brings all the works into operation.
Speaking of the action of the United
States in denying the headland theory of
drawing coast-lines on the North Atlantic,
and making it run 400 miles out to sea in
the North Pacific, the Cincinnati Commer
cial Gazette says: "Pismires would be more
consistent" That reliable Bepublican or
gan is breaking out into a streak of it old
The appearance of a train load of Chi
nese laborers at Leadville, indicates that
the anti-Chinese law is about as valuable in
the West as the contract immigration law is
in the East
The row between Jefl Davis and his
Northern publishers over the ill-success of
his book is truly deplorable. Bnt as the
publishers In question deliberately went Into
the enterprise because they thought they
could make money by catering to the ghost
of the Lost Cause, the rest of the country
will be able to bear their troubles with great
Atlakta seems to be violently bent on
demonstrating that if the South has moved
forward it can move backward, as well.
The case of Kinkel, the dismissed
draughtsman of the Supervising Architect's
office, indicates that it is unfortunate for a
man to be a Bepublican protege of a Demo
cratic President, but a good deal more un
fortunate to be wheedled into handling the
campaign funds squeezed out of the depart
ment clerk by evasion of the law.
PEOPLE OP PEOHlNEfCE.
Mb. Tebbsce V. Powdebly has recovered
from a rather serious illness, and has taken up
the work of his office again.
Kino JA JA, ot West Africa, who is impris
oned on one of the islands of the West Indies
by the English Government, ha become a prey
to melancholia. He refuses to eat and has
r grown extremely thin. He would havo died
months ago it he had not kept up on wine ana
Da. Charles O. Eames, ot New York, cwn
an old stone house up in Berkshire county,
Mass and close by It is the Testable black
smith shop of Elihn Burritt, tbo linguist. A'
common-looking shed it is, discolored from ex
posure, but It Is vested with Interest Until
recently, Burritt's identical sign swung there.
Mallock. the author of "Is life Worth
Living," is described as having deep-set eyes,
rather small and almost weird in their alterna
tions of fire and dullness. His face la dis
tinguished by lines ot unhappy thonghtiulness,
and Is of that peculiar pallor which Is some
times bora of illness and sometimes of mental
Geoeoe Granville Bradley, who suc
ceeded Arthur P. Stanley a Dean of West
minster when an undergraduate at Oxford, is
said to have read nine hours and to have run
nine hours a day. He was an early riser, and,
in his capacity of Master of University College,
often looked over and corrected scores of Latin
prose-copies before breakfast
MBS. ilACKAY, the wife of the "Bonanza
King" of California, is the owner of the superb
robe presented to the Empress Eugenie by the
municipality of Paris tn the time of the second
empire. The robe is of lace, entirely covered
with flowers. It was made at Chantllly, and
took five of the first hands of that celebrated
fabrlque 11 years to make it at cost of 100,000
It is remarkable how soon a family loses
what might be called its marketable value
after it falls from power. Publishersno longer
make handsome offers to Rose Elizabeth Cleve
land, photographers have left off importuning
Mrs. Cleveland for sittings and ex-President
Cleveland is not considered a valuable card by
summer hotel proprietors. There is more
money to the speculator in Baby McKee than
In the entire Cleveland family.
Saiiuel J. Tildes was something of a book
man and a good deal of a dandy. He was one
of the best patrons of the tailors of New York.
In the books of fashionable uptown tailors for
1S71 Mr. Tllden's name appeared in them for
bills amounting to 3,000 In that one year. He
kept one of tho best private tables in the
United States, for he believed the fat of the
land and the fruits of the vine wero made to
be enjoyed, and he bad them In profusion. He
was very careful of his health, and was what
may bo called a sort of hygienic nigh liver.
BAILING UNDER FALSE COLORS.
Made a Lord High Admiral of Himself, But
Couldn't Ploy the Parr.
From the St. James Gazette.
In England we da not dote quite so much
upon uniforms as they do in France; and little
incidents of this kind are therefore not very
likely to occur on this side of the channel.
Still, a well-known English Cabinet Minister
did once get Into difficulties, not through going
about In mufti, but through wearing too much
uniform. We will not mention the gentleman's
name, for be is still extant. The distinguished
politician not even his friends ever
thought he was a statesman was once
upon a time First .Lord of the Admir
alty. Full of the importance of bis
office he determined to wear the gorgeous uni
form of Lora High Admiral, whoso representa
tive be was. The first time he had official busi
ness with the fleet the right bonorable gentle
man pot on his uniform and went aboard one of
Her Majesty's ships. The Minister, who liked
to look upon himself as Lord High Admiral,
had bis flag run up and the vessel started. In
a few minntes ono of the officers came np and
politely touched his bat to the First Lord.
. "if you please, sir, what are your orders?" he
"Orders! what ordersf '
"As your flag Is flying, you are In command?"
"But I don't understand at all."
"Well, sir, yon are In command, and m a few
minutes we shall run into the Queen's yacht.
Will you give me my order?'
The unlucky First Lord became crimson with
vexation, and the Lord High Admiral' pen
nant was promptly hauled down.
A KENTUCKY BELLI? GONE.
Death of the Wife f Jerome Buck, a'
rsrzciAL rzLzoBAU to the dispatcti.i
Atlantic City, August It Mrs. Jerome
Buck, wife of the well-known New York law
yer and one of the leaders of Tammany Hall,
died this morning at the Margate from blood
poisoning, brongbt on by malignant cancer ot
Mrs. Back was formerly tbe reigning belle of
Kentucky. She was born In Louisville. Bo
sides being one of the best looking women in
the country she bad a sweet disposition and
was a great favorite In New York society,
where sbe has been a leader and acknowledged
beauty for years. Sbe was a daughter of
Thomas McGratb, of Louisville, Ky., one of
the wealthiest men In the South, and a niece of
JobnP. McGratb, owner of the famous Mo
Grathian stock farms. Sbe will be burled at
Doylcstowu, Pa, the home ot her uncle.
STEALING GIRLS' HAIR.
Italian Wbo Rob Fair Maidens pf Their
CUKSSoyrA, August 1L Fifteen-year-old
Emma Spacbt daughter of Samuel Bpacht, was
attacked by three Italians while on an errand
last evening. Two of tbem choked and gagged
her, while the other proceeded to cut off her
hair. A neighboring woman saw them and
gave an alarm, which aroused the community.
About 50 men and boys, armed with guns,
revolvers, clubs and 'stones responded, and
chased tbe villains for nearly an hour, but
they escaped to tbe mountains and hare not
yet been caught They are supposed to be tbe
same gang wbo stole a girl's hair at Schuylkill
Haven a week ago.
THE J0HNBT0WN FUND.
Balance of the Yoangstown Contribution)
Turned Over to tbe Commission.
ISFZCIAL TXLXaHAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Yotkostowk, August 1L Mayor Montgom
ery and E. T. Collar, who bad tbe charge of the
funds raised for the benefit of the Johnstown
sufferers, have forwarded the amount sub
scribed and collected and hold the vouchers of
Treasurer Thompson, of the Belief Committee.
The total amount collected was 3,413 83.
Of this amount (420 was retained bere and
distributed amonc those who were residents of
this city and had lost nearly everything by tbe
Frrnks of Lightning.
Connecticut lightning is very fond of somo
places, and It never gets tired of hammering
them. An open lot at East Great Plain, a mile'
west of Norwich, has been hie by thunderbolts
a dozen time In tbe last six years, and a patch
ot woods half a mile west of (the lot is fairly
scored with electric shots. The spot that at
tracts tbe lightning in tbe woods Is not more
than twelve rods square, and nearly all the
trees on It hare been riddled by lightning
Bhafts. It 1 believed there Is iron ore, which
fetches theuuid down. At West Heath, Mass.,
a hill near the village school baa been hit more
times than ever were. counted. Maple and
bemlock trees are marked with scars inflicted
by lightning. There are veins of Iron in the
Why tbe Governor Aro Dlssatlsaed.
from the Chicago News.
"Have an apolilnarls with me," ald Mr.
Blaine to Mr. Harrison.
"Thank you, I prefer ginger ale," said Mr.
Harrison to Mr. Blaine.
Is It any wonder that the Governor ot North
Carolina and tbe Governor of Booth Carolina
are dissatisfied with this admiaiatntioa!
TBE POLITICAL FIELD.
A Review of tbe Situation In tho State
Magee' Grip Stilt Firm Montooth'
Candidacy for Governor Tern Cooper
Also After the Honor.
Tho Allegheny county delegation in tbe Re
publican State Convention of Wednesday last
contained such a small number of Chris Ma
gee' friends that they bad little or nothing to
say, except to indulge, in some pleasant re
marks over tbe nomination of Speaker Boyer.
Tbey were desirous of having it understood
that their county would do It full share toward
his election. In view of thestorlestbat Magee
followers would not go out of their way to help
elect Boyer. these statements were received by
the Speaker friends witn mucn satisfaction.
Thouch Magee bad only seven delegates from
his county, yet It must not be supposed that be
has lost his grip there. When tbe delegates to
tbe Btate Convention were being elected.
Chairman Andrews and other Quay lieutenants
went to Pittsburg and tried to set up the
Connty Committee against Magee. The latter
more than held bis own, out ne was unanie to
look after the election ot State Convention
delegates, and in that way the' other aide se
cured a majority.
Too Magee men are getting ready for next
year' battle, when they will present Major
Montooth to lead the fight for the nomination
for Governor against Quay's candidate. Sen
ator G. W. Delamater. Quay Is trying hard to
alienate William Fllnn, the big contractor,
from Magee, and it he sbonld succeed It would
prove a great loss to the Magee forces. Fllnn,
however, has not shown any intention ot quit
ting Magee's side.
Major Montooth is sanguine regarding his
chances, says the Philadelphia Record, despite
the tact that he will bo obliged to contend
against the power that lies enthroned aronnd
the dispenser of Federal patronage. He has
his eye on a portion ot the Philadelphia dele
gation, and he think he will get some support
ers here. Mayor Fltler, It 13 understood, Is
opposed to Senator Delamater because of his
Intimacy with Quay.
The Mayor has not forgotten how Qnay
treated him when he was a candidate before
the Chicago Convention last summer, and he
will do nothing to aid Delamater It he con
tinues in his present frame of mind. Tho
Mayor wants Adjutant General Hastings to be
come a candidate, and be would willingly
throw the weight of hi Influence In hi favor.
The Mayor knows that tbe Adjutant General is
very close to Qnay, but as he likes Hastings he
would be delighted it he could force Quay to
taae htm up.
In the meantime Montooth looks quietly on
and seems to think tbatbe will be able to getthe
Mayor to turn m for him should Hastings not
enter the fight Some of the Mayor' friends
calculate upon recelvingaldfromMr. McManes
when the time comes. It may be said that Mc
Manes and Quay have made up, but those on
the. inside believe that McManes will remain
friendly to Qnay only long enough to get hi
followers a share of the Federal departments,
and after that will ba free to support or fight
Quay, just as he pleases.
Cellector Cooper I said to be still In the race
for Governor, and though he is laying low and
saying nothing, his friends are determined to
push him to the front at the proper time.
The Democratic managers are not much con
cerned over the nomination of a candidate for
State Treasurer. The Philadelphia delegates
will probably favor ex-Internal Bevenue Col
lector Blgler, who lives In tbe western part ot
the State, bnt nothing definite has yet been
decided about tbe matter.
Chairman Stevens, of the Prohibition State
Committee, says in an official address that the
no-party idea was one ot the causes ot the fail
ure of tbe Prohibition amendment, and that
tbe friends of Prohibition now propose toga in
on the "third party" Idea. The address says
that a fight will be made for State officers and
the Legislature. A row has broken out in the
Union Prohibition League. Martin L J. Grif
fin, editor of the Jriih Catholic Benevolent
Union Journal, has resigned as Vice President
and member of the League, it Is said, because
be was offended by an editorial article in the
Quill, a Prohibition paper, on "Bum and
IT WORKS WONDERS.
Astonishing Effects of Or. Brown-Seaoard's
From the A ew YorkWorld. J
CHATTAHOOCHB. Misa , August 9. Dr. P.D.
Squills, of this place, yesterday Injected into a
bedridden negro, age 70 years, ono dram of
elixir taken from a healthy goat. The old man
is amusing himself to-day by dancing horn
pipes, butting down fences and chewing tin
Rxchbubo, Miss.. August 9. An error re
markable in its effect was made hero on
Thursday by Dr. Koo'n, who is an ardent disci
plo of the Brown-Sequard life elixir. The
Doctor entrusted the slaughter of a lamb to an
Ignorant negro, who, through Ignorance or ma
liciousness, killed tbe bell-wether of the flock.
Thevltal organs of the animal, after being
macerated and liquefied, were used as an iujec
tlon'on the experimenter himself, who Is about
S3 years ot age. Ono hour after taking the
liquid Into his own veins Dr. Kooc's hair fell
out. bis gums became bare, and with a hoarse
Ba-ahl" be leaped nimbly over a fence into- a
stubble field and began nibbling voraciously.
Tbe unfortunate gentleman belongs to one ot
tbe first families ot Mississippi. The ignorant
negro will certainly be lynched.
SAM Fbamcisco. Augusta Veterinary Sur
geon Graley injected three fluid grams of
ostrich into the veins of an aged turkey gob
bler. Tbe result was marvelous. Tbe gobbler's
feathers in bait an hour assumed the texture
and beauty of those of an ostrich. The gob
bler made a meal off a wheelbarrow of cobble
stones, broke the leg of the surgeon with one
single kick, and, on being chased, outran the
fleetest horse. Ho was only captured after
bavlnghiddea his head in a mound of sand.
Experts pronounce tbe feathers genuine os
trich. An English syndicate bas cabled $5,000,
000 to form a stock company. The price of
turkeys has jumped to f3 each. Tho discovery
caused Robinson, McOlisa & Co., leading
feather Importers, to assign; liabilities 300,000.
QUAY AT ATLANTIC CJTY.
Ho Enjoy the Sabbath nod Commend the
Work of the State Convention.
rerxciAt, tilegbjlm to tot dispatch. i
Atlantic Crrr, August 1L Senator Quay
and bis party had a very enjoyable Sunday. In
tbe first place they came over from tbe Mana
tee early in tbe morning, and four of them
Snowden, Goodloe, of Kentucky, Conger, of
Michigan, and Fassett, of New York, escorted
by ex-Sheriff Leeds promenaded the board
walk all the way from tbe inlet down to the
Dennis, Here and there thoy were stopped by
the many politicians from Philadelphia and
Pittsburg, wbo flocked tn the island when they
knew that tbe Republican Chairman and his
friends were resting here, out on tho Atlantic
waters. It was 1 o'clock when they returned
from their stroll alone tbe beach and went back
to tbe handsome steam yacht that will be tbeir
homo for tbe next week or two. After dinner
a long 20-mile run away beyond the sea buoys
The party to-night with tho exception of
Colonel A. L. Snowden, wbo goes home on a
late train, are on board tbe yacht. If the tide
at 5 o'clock in the mornine Is running right, tbe
party will start for New York; thence after a
two days' stay, they will go to Newport.
Senator Quay absolutely refuses to talk
about national or State politics, save to say
that be Is highly pleased with the nomination
of Speaker Boyer for State T-easnrerand with
the general work of the Harrlsburg Conven
tion. JDDGE CUMMIN DEAD.
A Leading Member of the Jbfauatown Relief
Committee No Bio re.
Altooka, August U.-Judgo H. H. Cum
min, member of the Flood Relief Commission
appointed by Governor Beaver, died this morn
ing at 8 o'clock at Cresson Springs, of Bright'
disease of the kidneys. The) body passed
through here this evening, en route to Wil
llamsport, his late home, on a special car ten
dered by the officials of the Pennsylvania road.
The remains were accompanied BJy Mrs. Cum
min and her daughter and son. -r
In tbe Language of the Hab.
From the Fhlladelnhla Press. ;
New Yorkers calculate that 20,000,i visitors
will attend the big show in 1893. TBI is what
Boston culture would call enumerating poultry
before the process of incubation Is completed.
Good hiorle Spoiled.
JTrom the Boston Globe
A Georgia man claims to have klllfed the sea
serpent Ha ought to be killed hlmafelf. Does
ne realize mat nis aoea (ii be really Mid it)
ejjuueu toiukob oi gpou stonier
THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER.
A' Call for a Convention of tbe Recant Pro
ISrSCtAIi TXLSGBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Philadelphia, August 11.-A. J. Kynett,
President of the Union Prohibitory League,
bas issued the following call to the temperance
voters of Pennsylvania;
"Earnestly protesting against the methods
and Influences so audaciously used for the de
feat of the prohibitory amendment on the 18th
of June; and greitlj deploring the recent deci
sion of the Supreme Court, which proves the
insecurity of existing laws; and boldly resent
ing the general disposition of the public press
and political leaders to exnlt in the defeat of
prohibition, and to take f nil control of temper
ance legislation yet 'only so tar a it serves
party purposes,' wo call upon the large and con
servative temperance element tn Pennsylvania
as represented by the 296,617 votes in favor of
constitutional prohibition, to assert Itself at
once against such unwarranted assumptions,
corrupt methods and machine politics. With
this end in view, a State Convention ot tbe
Union Prohibitory League is hereby called to
meet in Harrlsburg, Thursday, September 26,
at 10 o'clock A. M. .Hhe representation as rec
ommended by said committee will consist ot
the County Chairman, permanently elected or
temporarily appointed, and three duly accred
ited delegates from each connty. Member of
the League throughout tho State are requested
to meet in their organizations and elect dele
gates, reporting their names and address to the
Secretary not later than Beotember 10."
In an address accompanying tbe above call
tbe officers of tbe league say: "You need no
committee to tell you. but only one voice to
groclaim wbat you already know tbe organ
:ed liquor power of tho country is the mast
formidable and dangerous toe we have to face.
Tbe hope we indulged that the people would
arrest its progress by constitutional barriers
has proven delusive. We did not anticipate
that the great power of tbe press and ot organ
ized political machinery would be enlisted In
the service of this giant wrong tor the cru
cial conflict of Jnne 18; nor could we foresee
that tbe partial prohibition of the Brooks law
would prove such an effective weapon against
the total prohibition proposed for the Constitu
tion, or that this partial measure, when so used,
would be shattered and thrown aside as worse
'than useless by the subsequent decision of tho
supreme vourt. ii me gooa people or renn
sjlvanla had foreseen all this, or It constitu
tional prohibition were now available. theState
would not long lie helpless at the feet ot this
"It is not proposed to nominate candidates
for office With three political parties in the
field to name candidates for the public service,
and tbe way always open for Independent can
didates, and with facilities for gettlngand giv
ing Information, there will be no difficulty In
selecting candidates for our suffrages who shall
be in harmony with the purposes of the league.
We urge prompt enrollment and organization,
full representation in convention, unitod and
determined action, and, as the Lord Ilvetb, the
saloon must go."
A MOST REMARKABLE DOG.
A Good a a Time Table to the People of
a Yankee Town.
SWho-o-o, who-o-o, who, who! in a way which
sounded very much like the regulation whistle
of the Consolidated Road locomotive and down
to a little station on the Shore Line division
hurried an old gentleman, says a Bridgeport
special to the New York Bun. Anxiety and
perspiration were on every part of bis face, for
be tally expected to find the train already
puffing and blowing at the station, "Well, I'll
be darned!" he said as he looked in either
direction and could see nothing of tbe train.
"I believe It is that cussed dog again."
"You see," said the ancient granger later,
"this town has one of the most wonderful dogs
In the world. His owner lives near the station.
One day a gentleman waiting at the depot for
a train heard what he supposed to be it ap
proaching. He listened, but no other sound
came for fully five minntes. when tho train
came in sight. It happened that In a short
time another train would bo due from the op
posite direction. About five minutes before
the time of its arrival across tbe lot toward the
track trotted a large handsome dog. When
anont in the center of the lot tho doz stODDed.
and lifting its bead high in tbe air, proceeded.
10 announce me coming ui a iraiu. iv uu-u-u-who-o-o,
wbo, who, floated through the air
an exact imitation ot the whistle of tbe loco
motive of an approaching train. Dropping its
head and taking a look all around tbe dog lei
surely walked back to tbo doorstep and went to
sleep. For more than a year the dog bas kept
that np with unfailing regularity, exactly imi
tating tbe peculiar whistle ot many engineers
on tbe road. He has learned the tune pf every
Tegular train, and about five minutes before
each one is due you can see him in the same
position going through the same action.
"Whistleas he Is called, has fooled a great
, WASHINGTON'S SPOOK PORTRAIT
Appears on the Bedroom Wall of a Penn
(SPECIAL VXLXaSAK TO TUX DISPATCH.!
' Habbishtjbo, August 1L The Union Hotel
(at WrightSYille, this State, enjoys a wide repu
tation because of its age and historic fame. It
was built in 1736, and at one time Washington
used it as headquarters during the Revolution
ary War. Room 7 is still honored as his sleep
ing apartment, and, according to its present
proprietor, the furniture and fittings are
the same now as when Washington occu
pied the room a century and a half ago. Few
guests are put into this particular room, be
cause it Is alleged that at a certain hour of night
tbe wall facine tbe bed Is Illumined and tbe re
flection ot Washington's face can be plainly
seen. The most singular fact is that no matter
which way the bed is turned the reflection is
always on tho wall facing tbe headboard.
J. M. Austin, of York, known throughout
Central Pennsylvania for character and verac
ity, recently occupied tbe chamber and he de
clares that he saw the reflection. He says be
knew nothing about tho room prior to tbe night
in question, and that the face was a precise
counterpart of the pictures of Washington.
His statement is verified by John Rogers,
clerk of tbo hotel. Proprietor Hoke says that
the cTOwfooted,leather-seated chair now In the
room was used by Washington and that its
mate Is In Independence Hall In Philadelphia.
Those who know ot these nightly reflections
will not enter tbe room after darkness, and no
ono is more afraid than Lewis Hury, tbe porter.
TAKING TIME TO CONSIDER.
A Kentucky Girl Chances Her Mind Almost
at the Altar.
Louisville, August 1L Mary Rice, of this
county, lives at Old Deposit, a small village
near Louisville, and Is tbe daughter of Andy
Rice, a farmer. Horace Mlddleton, also a fol
lower of aericultdre, is younetand handsome,
and works on the adjoining farm. He fell in
love with tbe pretty Mary, and prospered with
bis suit, but was unfortunate enougb to incur
parental objections. Thursday afternoon he
and Mary eloped, and her three sisters accom
panied them. Tbey came to Louisville, and
crossed over to Jeffersonvllle in search ot a
Upon tbeir arrival there Mary said she be
lieved sbe bad changed her mind, and that she
would not get married after all. Mlddleton
expostulated, and ber sisters joined him in bis
entreaties that she should co on with tbe
marriage. But Mary was not to be persuaded.
Sbe promised, however, to consider the matter
ten mouths longer, and if she then found that
sbo still loved Mlddleton she would marry him.
A QUEER BOARD BILL.
Mr. Whitney Want HI Son-In.Lnw to Pay
for Dinner Given Him.
Buffalo, August H. A strange sequel to
tbe famous Whitney divorce case of Belmont,
N. Y., Is now agitating the Allegany County
Courts. A will be remembered, the co
respondent, Ira H. Myers, was engaged to Mr.
Whitney's daughter Florence, who, however,
was not Mrs. Whitney's child, but the fruit of
a previous marriage. Florence stood by ber
step-mother and Myers throughout the trial
and after its disastrous termination married
Now Mr. Whitney ha brought suit against
Myers for the dinners and. luncheons to which
bo invited him while Myers was paying atten
tions to his daughter and presumably to his
wife as welL This has given a fardal cast to
what bad previously been regarded as a most
serious affair, and Whitney is losing much of
tbe sympathy formerly lavished upon him.
THE QUAKERS ASTONISHED.
An Unnsnnl Sight Witnessed on" Chestnut
Street In Philadelphia. '
From tbe "Philadelphia Press.
A company of Western excursionists who had
never seen old ocean came to town on Friday,
and alter putting up at the Washington Hotel
left for Atlantic City yesterday morning. There
were ten women and three men in the party, all
from Winchester, Ky, Most of the women had
never been East bofore, and fallowing their
Western custom started out for a walk on
Chestnut street without bonnota or hats on
their bead. Thay naturally created aulte a
sensation on the croftd?d thoroughfare. The
woBta were Ba&OMtM sod wen oral
0U MAIL rUDCH.
Amber and Ambergris,
To the Editor of The Dispatch!
I noticed In your column the other day an
item relating to the finding of a quantity of
ambergris. What is tbe nature of the stuflr
Is it anything like amber r Cubious.
ALLXOHEirr, August 10.
Ambergris, which I used a a basis for near
ly all standard perfumery, was first found an
unattractive mass floating on the surface of
the sea or lodged upon tbe shore. It has been
in use for centuries, and it Is only until com
paratively recent times that It origin has be
come known. It is nothing more than tbe mor
bid secretion of tbe liver of a sick spermaceti
whale. It Is described as a tatty, waxy sub
stance disagreeable to sight or touch, but even
in Its crude- state exhaling a pleasant odor.
Tbe crude substance is subjected to chemical
action to extract the active principle called
amberlne. It was recently reported that a
Maine fisherman picked np a mass of the sub
stance which nearly filled a barrel, and is
worth 23,000. This is probably an exaggera
tion both as to size and price, for the largest
piece on record was found at the
Windward Islsnds, welehing 130 pounds.
This was sold for about J2,KM. Amber was also
first found on the shores of the sea after severe
storms. For a time it origin was unknown,
but it was early put to use and regarded with a
superstitious awe by the ancient Greeks and
Romans. Its peculiar-electrical qualities being
noted by them. It Is now thought to be tbe
gum of forest trees which perished ages and
aces ago, the lands upon which tbey flourished
having become the ocean's bed. Amber baa no
fixed value, tbe price being regulated wholly
by size, quality and other considerations.
Drops of amber in which are Imbedded Insects
of those ancient times command fancy prices,
while the moro common kinds are used for
making a certain kind of varnish and even in
medicine. Tbe world's supply of tbe two, am
ber and ambergris, does not wholly depend
upon wbat may be accidentally found. Dredg
ing for amber is cow systematically carried on
by regularly organized companies, and all
spermaceti whales killed by whalemen are sub
jected to a pretty thorough postmortem exami
nation, tbe find of ambergris In tbe monster's
interior often being vastly more valuable than
the oil extracted from his blubber overcoat. J
A Book Sharply Criticised.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Acopyot Uarper't Weekly several month
old contain the following paragraph: "In a
recent debate on wbat is known as tbe Senate
tariff bill Senator Vest referred in terms ot the
highest praise to Mr. William Eleroy Curtis'
book. The Capitalt of Bpaniih America
(Harper & Brothers). He said, among other
things, 'It is one of tbe most interesting books
I have ever read. It developed to me a new
world in South America of which I had never
dreamed. His description of the Argentine
Republic sounds like romance, but he gives
facts and figures beyond any question. "
If the value ol Mr. Curtis' book may bo esti
mated by the accuracy of tbe "facts and figures
beyond question" concerning tbe Argentine
Republic, tbe long suffering AmerKan public
should immediately get up a leather medal for
one wbo has shed such a flood of light on their
heathenish ignorance regarding these far off
lands. The work should rank In that library
of modern fiction, represented by the works of
Jules Verce, Rider Haggard and others.
It's a pity that such a misleading bookshonld
be published by a firm like Harper's. The
country is well worth writing about, but I am
sure a series of articles conld be written on it
which would be very interesting, without need
ing to draw on a romantic imagination. It
would arraear that this eentleman bad naid his
Visit to this country in the gnlse ot a "marine.'y
and had acquired the valuable information I
wmen usually talis to tue snare oi inese un
fortunates. Indeed, one doubts it Mr. Curtis
was ever In Buenos Ayres, such inaccuracies
does he pubilsn abont mis new ioik i in
South. ALBSBT itCLLEN.
CAmpTala. Ektbs Bios, Argentine Re
public, B. A., June su.
The Congo Free State.
To to Editor of Tbe Dispatch:
Please tell me something about the Congo
Free State, it area, boundaries and' history.
UinoitTOrK,Agust 10. M. 0.
(Tbe Congo iree" State originated In a sug
gestion of the Belgian Society of African Ex
ploration, which was encouraged by tbe King
of tbe Belgians, and by Explorer Stanley. Its
object was to open the upper Congo country to
trade, to prevent its annexation by European
powers, and to appose the slave trade. It
would take too long to relate the various steps
and processes through which the project ma
tured. It was finally recognized by different
European governments, by tbe United States
Government, and by an African conference at
Berlin, in which nearly all the fcovernment ot
Europe were represented. This conference
virtually established a form of government tor
the free State. This was in 18S4. King Leo
pold, of Belgium, is the head of tbe government,
which is now fairly well established. The
State embraces a strip on the north bank ot
the Congo from the month of tbe river to
Moaryanga. Its areata estimated at 1.068.200
square miles, and its population at 27,0u0,000.
The creation And establishment ot this State
has been one of the most interesting incidents
of recent history.
An Anecdote of Jfnstlco Stephen.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Much attention has lately been drawn to that
Maybrick case in Liverpool, and Justice
Stephen has gained some notoriety by the
sentence he dellrered. I recollect a little Inci
dent that happened a few years ago In a Welsh
assize court, where the same man was Judge,
and which sbo ed that Judge Stephen conld at'
times temper justice with mercy.
A young woman pleaded guilty to the charge
of obtaining goods by false pretenses: this was
her first offense and the Conrt sentenced her to
three months in jail: but all of a sudden the
Judge called, "Stop! is there anyone present
who knows this girlt It's a pity to send her to
prison and to be for ever afterward branded a
a criminal." Fortunately an old employer of
her was In court, and after some talk between
him and Justice Stephen as to previous con
dnct, and his willingness to go security for ber
f uturo good behavior, tbe J udge gave tbe girl
some suitable advice. Hoping that that would
be a warning to her for life, be then revoked
the sentence and set her free. The affair only
occupied a few minutes, but it made a deep
impression on those present, as well as myself.
Idlewood, August 10. Crano.
Chlcnso Claims tbe Proud Distinction.
To tbe Editor of The Dispatch:
Which city of the wtrld, including suburbs,
covers tbe largest territory? E. M.
PmSBUBO, August 10.
THE REASON WHI.
Uor It Happen That Mixed Drink Are
Worse Than Straight.
Prom the Memphis Avalanehe.t
"Why does a" man weaken quicker under
mixed drinks than straight?" a barkeeper was
asked. "For two reasons," he replied. "In
tbe first place, a good deal more liquor goes
into a mixed drink, like a punch or julep,
than you think. In the next place, the liquor
used in raaking.it is generally of worse quality
or newer any way than that set out for custo
mers who take theirs straight. There is not one
man in twenty wbo can tell tbe difference after
the drink is mixed and flavored.
"Tbe mint juleo is the most ticklish tipple of
all, because you suck It through a straw and
inhale the fumes of the liquor. Mixed drinks
are not as popular In Memphis as they are
North. Tbe result is that there is a much bet
ter article of wbisky sold in good saloons here
than you can find in most of the finest places
In New York, Chicago or Cincinnati. I
know it, because I've practiced on both sides of
tho barin nearly every big city in this country.
Tbe meanest whisky is always to be found in a
beer town, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Milwau
kee, for Instance. New Orleans sells mostly
"blended" stuff, but it Is better than you can
THE IDEAL HUSBAND.
You're a neat little wife at home, John,
As sweet as yon wish to see;
As faithful and gentle hearted.
As fond as wire can be;
A geonlne. home-loving woman,
Hot caring for fnss and show;
She's dearer to yon than life, John;
Then kiss her and tell her so.
Tour dinners aro promptly served, John,
As likewise yonr breakfast and tea;
Yonr wardrobe is always tn order.
With battonawhere buttons should b.
Her house Is a cozy home nest, John,
A heaven of rest below;
You think ihe's a rare little treasure:
Then kiss ber and tell her so.
She's a good wife and true to you, John,
Let fortune be foul or fslr:
Of whatever comes to you, John,
She cheerfully bears her share;
Yon feel she's a brave, true helper.
And perhaps far more than you know.
Twill lighten her end of the load, John,
Jost to Un her and tell her so.
There's a crossroad somewhere In life, John,
Where a hand on a gutdlng stone
Will signal one "nrer the river,"
And the other must go on alone.
Sbonld sbe meet the last milestone first John,
Twill b'e comfort amid your woe
To know that while loving her .here, John,
YoU kissed her and told her so.
A GREAT 5EWSPAPEB.
Choice Rending; Matter In Abnndanee
Yesterday's lG.Paste Dispatch.
The Snnday edition of The Dispatch Is un
surpassed as a newspaper. This is not a boast,
but merely a repetition of what its readers sav.
There J a large army of tbem; new recruits
are being mustered in every day, and there are
no deserters. Tbey are persons of good Judg
ment and fully determined to keep posted on
tbe live questions of tbe day. Therefore tbey
find The Dispatch, which is always full of In
teresting news and information, an invaluable
aid. Yesterday's issue, both in its news and Its
literary features, wis one of great excellence,
as the following brief summary will show:
The sensation of tbe week In Europe waa tbe
verdict in theMaybrfck case. If Mrs. May
brick 1 banged it is thought possible that the
precedent may lead to a change in tbe law, aL
lowing prisoner ts testify in their own behalf.
The action which Russia will take in regard to
the Cretanlinsurrection is awaited with inter
est. Greece has been snubbed by England and
the Triple Alliance Bismarck is mak
ing, every effort to strengthen in order to
surround France. Tbe Imperial Budget dis
closes a big deficit 200,000,000 marks.
Yeldell, alias Flemon. the Pittsburg colored
preacher, was acquitted of tbe charge of mur
der at Edgefield, B. C. Abram a Hewitt ha
returned from Europe with new ideas on the
subject pt steel making. He says that under a
new process, soon to be introduced here, stoel
can be manufactured of Southern pig at a cost
of ?15perton. Pennsylvania Democrats havo
not yet settled upon a candidate for State
Treasurer. Interesting experiments with th
new life elixir have been made in Philadelphia.
Deputy United States Marshal Hager was
murdered by outlaws in Wyoming county, W.
Va. The Indianapolis faster bas been 57 days
without food. The Supreme Court of New
Jersey has decided that an infidel cannot be
debarred from testifying in court A New
York drummer is reported to have cleverly
captured the trade ot several merchants, who
came East to purchase goods of John Wana
maker. An Interview with Sunset Cox, wbo
has just returned from a tour of the West,
made Interesting reading. President Harrison
and Mr. Blaine took a short ocean voyage,
Trouble continues in tbe coke region. Men
were assaulted while at work, and considerable
damage has been done to .property. While
Officers Shawl and Singer were trying to arrest
several men, it is alleged that the former shot
a man named Brltton. The officer has been
charged with felonious assault. Allegheny Is
anxious to hare a Government building. Tbe
flint glass) worker resumed work at midnight
Pittsburg played two games with Washington
at Recreation Park. In the first the score was:
Pittsburg?, 1; Washington, 2; in the second,
Pittsburgs, 8; Washington, 5. Somo exciting
races were run at Saratoga. Pringle's Interest
ing review and a.variatybt interesting items
filled the SQTrtilE page.
Frank G. Carpenter's letter from Jerusalem
described In an Interesting manner the customs
of the Jewish people In that ancient city. Tbe
,articlewasricbly illustrated. Kamerasketched
tbe scenes at Long Branch in a pleasing style.
"Guests at Camp Nineteen," Franklin File's
story, was a choice bit of fiction. How the pro
fessional divers pursue their calling was told in
an illustrated article by Morton. A London
correspondent gave an account of Parnell'a life
and work. Blakely Hall described the English
schools of cookery. Dr. Jackson contributed
an article on malt liquors and the adulteration
of beer. Shirley Dare's paper on women's
work, in summer was timely and in
teresting. H. A. W. furnished a read
able sketch entitled "Life on a Flat Boat."
Edgar L.Wakeman told how seals are caught
off the coast ot Labrador. Belra Lockwood
wrote from Paris about tbe home life ot
French women. Under the heading "Tbe
Folly of Fanalon," Jung Jsger gave an inter
esting account of a midnight excursion on the
Ohio river. Theodore Stanton gave a column
of entertaining gossip regarding Americana in
Par.'". Ernest H. Helnricbs contributed a
pleasing story. Rev. George Hodges. "A
Clergyman," and Clara Belle were other con
tributors. The gossloof the summer resorts
and the uanal departments contained a crest
deal ot Information of lntorosz .tn, PittabBfg-V
A VIRGINIA 0R(ESU3 DEAD.
Ho Made His Money In Tobacco and Rail
roads and Leaves 81,600,000.
rSFXCIAL TELIOEAM TO TUX DISFATCn.l
Richmond, Va, August U. Mr. Daniel K.
Stewart, the richest man in Virginia, died at
his residence In Henrico county, noar this city,
early this morning, aged 81. Mr. Stewart was
a Scotchman by birth and amassed his fortune
by tobacco, and in later years in dealing in rail
road securities. He was unmarried and lived
at Brook Hill, the estate of his brother who
preceded bim to the grave about five years ago.
John and Daniel Stewart though modest
men, were very influential in Virginia, es
pecially in tbe Episcopal Churcb. and were de
voted friends ot the confederacy, though neither
had surrendered his allegiance to the English
Government. Mr. Daniel Stewart owned tbe
bouse here in which General Lee's family lived
during the war. His fortune is 11,600,000.
Postmaster General Wanamnher Make a
Snnday Address Upon tbo Sabjeet.
Saeatooa, N. Y., August 1L Postmaster
General Wanamaker spoke for halt an hour
this afternoon before the Young Men's Chris
tian Association on the subject of "Practical
Christianity." There was a very large attend
ance, and at the close many (hook hand with
ACCOKDINO to the Meadville Tribune a man
in that city owns a dog that has a weak tail so
weak that he can't curl it up over his back, like
other aogs, and all attempts to wag it prove
fruitless. The gentleman Is tender hearted,
however, and bas arranged a strap harness by
the aid of which bis canine's tall is carried
with that peculiar upward curl of which all
well ordered dogs seem so vain. The outfit
gives one the idea that tbe man intended to
muzzle his dog and made a mistake, but that is
not the case.
Bomb boys of New Wilmington, Pa,, chased
a rabbit into a hollow log. In getting tbe rab
bit out tbey came across a sheep, the property
of R. A. Crawford. The sheep Is supposed to
have backed into the log and could not extri
cate itself. It had heen lost from the flock
.about a week, and In all probability had been
confined there that time, trrom the end of the
log to where it was cut out was 15 feet What
induced it to back Into the log is not known.
A VEW days ago mention was made that
Henry Wood, a farmer living near Trenton,
O., had drawn a good-sized live snake from his
stomach that had been troubling him for years.
The snake bas become a pet in the family, and
Is preserved in a large glass jar. It drinks
milk like a kitteoand is very fond,of Mr.
Wood's society. It was 14 inches long when re
moved from bis stomach, and bas since grown
to be 13 inches in length.
Mbs. 8. a Waits, of Harrlsburg, has two
plants called. Elephant's Ears, the leaf of one
measuring 3 feet 11 inches In length, and 2 fest
7 Inches in width. The other plant has leaves
measuring a few inches less. Is In bloom with
its fourth successive flower andtwo buds form
In c. The flowers are a deep, rich cream color,
shaped like a-call a lily, only very much larger.
Axbxbt Bechtex, of Akron, while fishing
at Turkey-foot Lake, had a rather peculiar ex
perience. After catching several blue-gills his
supply of bait became exhausted, and taking a
piece of common chewing gum he rolled it into
an oval wad and stuck it upon the naked ash
hook near the top. He three in tbe line and
was struck speechless to see it snapped np by a
bass weighing about three pounds, which he
succeeded In landing safely.
Fabmeb Stxthxxs drove into Athens, Fa
a couple of mornings since and carefully tied
hi handsome gray horse beneath a shed. Re
turning for it later in the day be found it gave
and hitched in the same spot a wretched-looking
little donkey.. Having no other alternative
he hitched up the changollng and drove sadly
A crrnoor of "Falrvfew, W. Va, declare
that he saw, the ether night, the ghost of his
r:Tsr8lwlttaAtwAtt Tears ..
- CUKI0D8 CONDEKSATIOHS.
Jerry Morron, of Hancock county, W.
Vsl. is over 20 year of age and scarcely threo
The lima bean crop of Ventura county,
California, this year will amount to 8,000 tons,
A Justice of the Peace in Doddridge
county, W. Va.. has been fined for selling
A Middletown, Del., duekmingles with
chickens and endeavors to conceal its Identity
by making attempts at crowing.
A charter has been granted for a rail
road in Liberia. It will be tbe first In that
country. Its length will be 636 miles.
A pair of screens wrought in the finest
of gold lacquer by Japanese workmen have
been sold to a mercbantof Shanghai for 114,000.
California fruit growers, who used to
throw away tbeir peach pits, are now getting N
a ton f orthem. They are worth this for fuel.
They make a hot and aromatic fire.
Mrs. MaryE. Kingnorth, of Marion, N.
Y a widow 67 years of age, advertised for a
husband. A wealthy Chicago man replied, and
after corresponding for a time they met and
Captain Haskell, of San Francisco, re
cently witnessed a terrific battle between a
swordfisband a whale in the harbor at San
Francisco. The swordflah was finally victor
ious, kiUlng tbe whale.
W. M. Branch, of Paw Paw, Mich., is
honest anyhow. He published a. card In the
local papers setting forth that he is a specimen
of wbat wbisky can do for a man. and pledging
himself to stick to water for tbe future.
Mrs. Jacob Pearce, of Hawkinsville,
6a, bought a hen from a chicken trader- The
ben was killed for dinner Sunday, and in the
gizzard of the fowl wero found 27 brass pistol
cartridge hulls, six buttons and a piece of
The Rev. Frank Peterson, the repre
sentative ot the American-Swedish Baptist
Churcb, at the late International Sunday
School Convention In London, reports that
there are 33,000,000 teachers and scholars In the
Sunday schools of the world.
Charles Foster, an Albany lad, fell into
the river while fishing and sank to tho bottom.
He was dragged out with grappling irons after
be bad been underwater for 8 or 10 minntes.
The doctor revived bim by artificial respiration
and has hopes of bis recovery. The cassis
considered most remarkable.
Vincennes, Ind., has jnst produced an
original judge. A saloon keeper was to be
tried before him for selling liquor without a
license, and the case had excited so much In
terest that a crowd was expected to be present.
Accordingly the judge hired a hall and charged
all spectators 10 cents admission.
The Union Elevated Bailroad in Brook
lyn is haunted. The sound of blows on the
rails, as if some one were striking them with a
hammer, is frequently heard at night when no
body is at work on tbe road. Tbe mysterious
noise seems to come from a place where a
workman was killed some time ago.
J. E. Hutchinson, a freight conductor
on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, was engaged
to marry Miss Bettie McDaniels, of Jackson,
Tenn., and went there to consummate their
vows. A friend advised him not to marry tbe
girl, but he Insisted. Tbe pair stood up to be
married, when the friend spoke to Hutchinson
again, and the bridegroom abruptly left the
New Haven police recently detected a
saloon keeper who was selling liquor on Sun
day In a curious way. An officer ascended East
Rook, having first secured a good spy-glass.
He took a position where he could see the
saloon and watch it Presently be saw some
men enter and be thereupon gave a signal by
waving a handkerchief to a squad of officers
stationed in a house near the saloon. They
also had a glass, and when the sienal was given
descended upon the saloon. Tbe proprietor
was arrested and fined 530 and costs the next
A Kingston (N. Y.) man by will left a
life Interest to his widow in a little estate rai
ned at 3.000, tbe property after ber death to bo
divided between 12 heirs. There being a small
mortgage on this property foreclosure followed
and the costs of court, lawyers' fees, eta, made
tbe judgment foot up to $1,999. During herllfo
the widow will be entitled to tbe Interest of tbe
remaining dollar, and at ber death two of tbo
heirs will receive 20 cents each, five of tbem
will be given 4 cents each, four ot them will be
eh titled to Scents each, and ono, will receive tbe
annual interest on 'JO cents during life. . ,. ,
On a. ieot nrcmir yTretnjronTir, In
tryfiiE to-fly from its nest In one ot tho tall
trees in front of the Court House at Kingston,
N.Y.. fell on the grass" plat. A large cat
sprang into tbe yard, and taking the bird in its
mouth started with it toward the barn. The
bird gave a cry, when the parent robin flew
from tbe tree and attacked the cat with such
firmness that puss dropped tbo bird. The cat
then backed up against tbe fence and showed
fight. Tbe old bird, not one bit dismayed, with
bill wide open, feathers ruffled and screaming
withraee, struck the feline twice." The fur
flew. The cat was so frightened that it ran
away as fast as it could and crawled under the
corner of a building.
A party of four Sacramento anglers
went up the river tbe other day to catch some
fish. They agreed that whenever one should
land a fish each of the others should pay him a
quarter. One of the quartet was especially
unlucky in his piscatorial venture, and was
soon ont of pocket M 25 and down to his last
quarter. He wanted to break up tbe compact,
bnt the others wouldn't let bim. Just then be
stole one ot tbe fishes caught by another ot the
party, slipped ii upon bis book and into tbe
water. He soon landed it wrth a great deal of
splutter and noise, and received six bits. When
tbe others were not looking be replaced It on
bis book and strain went through tbe act of
landing a fish. He managed to work tbe dodge
until he bad not only got back bis J4 25,but
broke the rest ot tho crowd.
Since its first year the Thirteen Club,
of New York, has gone on ridiculing minor
superstitions with all its might, and if it bas
not succeeded In hurting tbe superstitions, tbe
superstitions do not seem to have hurt tbe
club. Among the other achievements of which
tho club Is proud is the alleged rehabilitation
of Friday a day whose reputation has been of
tho worst from time Immemorial. It published
some time ago a list of notable events, by no
means baneful ones, which happened on Fri
day. For Instance, the club's archivist pro
fesses to have discovered that on Friday,
August 2L 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed
for America. On Friday. October 13, 1492, he
first discovered land. On Friday. December 22,
1620, tbe Mayflower landed tbe Pilgrims on
Plymouth Rock. Bismarck, Gladstone and a
host of great men were born on Friday. And
so on through a long list.
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
After a man bas been married a few years
he never dodges when his wife throw anything
at Mm. Laurence American.
"What shall I call my play?" asked the
man who had stolen one from the Prench: and his
friend aavlsed hlnj.tw' call U,Xl!Ji6, because It
was translated. TAsacon. ,.-..
The Good Old Way. Clergyman How
shall we reach the yonng men of the present dayr
father of Are daughters What's the matter
with the old-fashioned way with a boot? Ttxai
Mr. Sampson T have spoken to yonr
father. Miss Clara, and he bas given me permis
sion to speak to you. Miss Clara Excuse me,
Mr. Sampson, bnt I cannot entertain any second
hand offer of marriage. hpoch.
TO A LOVEB.
Don't be bashful, my boy; if you'd get ber
Tls tho man's place to woo
A girl likes yon to kiss her much better
Than sho likes to kiss yon.
New Tork hvening Sun,
The August Century contains adviea
"How to Act When Bitten by a Eattletnako."
We knewan actor once who was bitten by a rattle
snake, and he hasn't been able to act any since.
We doubt abont this advice helping him -any.
Cautious Ted Are yoa going to call
on that heiress this evening?
Ked-Ko; not with this terrible cold.
Ted-What difference does that make?
Ned Why, uy boy, tn these days an heiress Is
not to be sneezed at, Uarptfi Baxar.
Knocked Out in One Round. Wogg, to
bis sister The yonng man with whom yon cam
home last night was a thoroagnly dkrepatable
Bluer So I Inferred, lie said, poor fellow, that
be had been intimate with you for many years.
"Do you know," said DeCIoot, "that
when I was a small boy I was saved by a blow. I
became snddenly unconscious, and father, believ
ing that I was shamming, applied a shingle with
great vigor." "A lick. sir. of life." said tho
office boy, softly, as he shooed the cockroaches
ont of the paste pot. WatMngfon Capital.
"Ob, George," she murmured, "I know
you are stronc and will protect me; yet even now,
as we recline la this swlnslng hammock, I am
sarrounaea by rear."
Tear,1 my darling!" said George De Besely.
."What tear eaa surround too?"
"Atmosphere, " she chuckled, and the hammock
lbteke dewa to $4&AM.ZarmcJmtriami
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