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PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, AUG. 15. 1888.
LITIGATION AND HITKDER.
The fatal termination of the long and
scandalous Sharon-Hill litigation, by the
violent death of Judge Terry, yesterday, is
an impressive example of the result of dis
putes in which all restraints of law or de
cency have been cast aside.
This is no more than the expected termi
nation to a life which has been so replete
with violence as that of Terry. From the
murder of Broderick down to the assault
which he made on Justice Field, be dis
played more of the qualities of the brawler
and bravo than ot the jurist and gentleman.
Whatever injustice he had to complain of
at the hands of Justice Field, in that cele
brated case which has conferred credit on no
one connected with it, his resort to personal
violence was unjustified.
On the other band, no m alter how wanton
the indignity, the account of the shooting
fails to show provocation that will put the
act of the deputy marshal, who seems to
have been acting as Justice Field's body
guard, in any other light than that of mur
der. Full investigation of the case may
show that the act was necessary to preserve
life; but on the present statement of facts no
such justification is shown. It will remain
to be seen whether California justice is of
such impartiality as to punish the homicide,
or whether the deputy marshal has influence
enough in the courts to get clear.
The mixture of murder and litigation
presented by this case is calculated to raise
a doubt as to whether the civilization of
the society where such things are possible
is quite skin deep.
THE WAY TO DEFEAT THEM.
The charge against another constable,
this time located in the hill district of the
Southside, that lie has been deriving a reve
nue by he process of instituting proceedings
against the people there and then "settling"
them, lends point to the opinion already
expressed in these columns of the need of a
reform among our constables and justices.
But it also seems to disclose either a re
markable prevalence of minor offenses
among the people of that section or
a still more phenomenal ignorance of the
rights of the citizen. People should under
stand that the surest way to defeat schemes
of the sort that have been recently exposed
is first to obey the law; and, second, to fight
every false charge in court. People who
are law-abiding and who insist on their
rights can laugh at all such plans for bleed
EQUELCHnra a eaueoadjob.
Judge Gresham has been making a record
again; and it is of the kind which will not
increase the popularity of that outspoken
jurist with the capitalists who plunder and
wreck railroads, and the judges who display
a remarkable readiness to forward their
schemes when they are brought into court
The action of Judge Gresham in the matter
of the receivership of the Indianapolis,
Decatur and Western Railroad was pub
lished in our special dispatches; but there
are tome very interesting points in connec
tion with it which deserve public attention
all over the oountry.
The receiver in this case was appointed
by Judge "Wood, of the Indiana district;
but public comment upon the nature of the
transaction reached Judge Gresham's ears,
and as the superior Judge, he took occasion
when in Indianapolis to call the receiver
before him, and to subject him to a number
of very pointed questions. This disclosed
the fact that the debt of the road, on ac
count of which the receiver was appointed,
is $2,000,000, and that its net earnings are
sufficient to pay the interest on the mortgage
indebtedness. It also brought out the fact
that the receiver had been turning over
the earnings to the bondholders, and
leaving the debts of the road
for labor and supplies undis
charged, with a somewhat evident purpose
to let the unsecured creditors go without
any chance of getting their money. In short
the whole business had the Appearance of a
job to wreck a solvent road for the express
benefit of inside parties, and for the purpose
of keeping unsecured creditors out of money
which the corporation could well afford to
Judge Gresham's prompt and sharp action
in dismissing the receiver was not of course
pleasant to the manipulators of the property
or to the lower Judge who appointed the
receiver; bnt its practical declaration that
the United States courts in his circuit can
not be used for such purposes, is likely to
increase the public conviction that it would
be well for this country to have more Judges
and statesmen of Judge Gresham's fiber.
HEW LITEHAEY IHF0HMATI0I.
Novel and unexpected literary informa
tion, combined with enlarged ideas as to
the size of certain newspaper reporters'
heads, is afforded by the discovery in a re
port of an interview with Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker, published in an Eastern
cotemporary, that the interviewer launches
ont into the first person singular as follows:
I told Mr. Wanamaker that I saw Thomas
Carlisle working night and day on his Dutch
lirpubllc in his little brick house on Cbeyne
row In Chelsea, England, and when 1 asked
what be worked so hard for the busy writer
said, "I work for a bronze statue in the park."
Just so. We are permitted to hope that
the next installment of this interviewer's
literary reminiscences will be that John
Latbrop Motley told him, when putting the
finishing touches to his great historical work
on the city of Weissnichtwo that his pur
pose was to earn a monument in Westminster
Abbey. We will be fortunate if we escape
a story that Thomas Farquhar Tupper when
padding out the meter of "In Memorials" de
clared that he did not care a continental for
the fame of being Poet Laureate, but that
the 100 a year was extremelv handy when
the grocer's bill came due. There is noth
ing like injectinga high literary personality
into newspaper interviews, even if you have
to send It in with a squirt gun.
THE GLASS SITUATION.
A window glass manufacturer is reported
as complaining of the difference in wages
which the glassworkers' union, establishes
as between the old factories and the tank
furnaces, and to assert that he is in favor of
a combination or trust among the owners of
pot factories to put up tank furnaces for the
production of window glass.
With regard to the first point, if the
union has conceded an actually lower rate
of wages to the tank factories than to the
old style, it is an injustice; but if the claim
of the pot factories is that wages should be
made enough lower to them to make up for
the saving in labor established by the new
system, that is plainly inadmissable. The
utterances on the subject are not very clear;
but it hardly seems likely that a concern
which has been seeking workers from the la
bor organization should have obtained hands
at less than the rate of wages prevailing in
the other factories.
The resort of building other tank glass
works is obviously the only one, if the tank
system can produce glass more cheaply than
the pot system. Bnt our glass manufacturer
is in error in supposing the trust to be the
sort of combination necessary to build tank
furnaces. The corporation laws of the State
permit glass manufacturers or anyone else
to combine in a corporation for building
factories; and establishes a responsibility
that will be far more attractive to the
stockholders than the irresponsible and
anomalous trust. Trusts are not
organized to put up new.factories; they are
intended to combine the factories already
existing so as to prevent competition. As
the object of the new tank factories is'
avowedly to compete with the one already
established, the trust organization would
not only be unnecessary but actually un
available. In other words, for the legitimate purpose
of competition by the latest and most ap
proved methods, the legitimate form of or
ganization is preferable to the illegitimate.
BBINKLETS THE PLACE.
There is no use whatever in continuing
the controversy as to the site of the World's
Fair in 1892. New York, Chicago and St
Louis can save their wind for someother occa
sion. They are out of the race. Not a chance for
these over-grown villages exists. They are
overshadowed altogether by thn immense
proportions of Brinkley, Ark. Against
Brinkley awakened and eager to have the
Exposition no other place can expect to
It may be asked how do we know this? A
question easily answered. The Brinkley
Argus without hesitation and in the plain
est language possible informs the world that
Brinkley means to have the World's Fair,
and modestly rehearses the stnpendons
advantages that metropolis possesses over its
rivals. The Argus has no doubt on the
subject; why should we? Where Brinkley
is we do not think it necessary to say. We
have it on the best authority that there are
many people in the State of Arkansas who
will swear that there is plenty of room in
and around Brinkley for twenty World's
Fairs. Six railways cater to Brinkley's
wants, and to the wants of those who desire
to get away from Brinkley. In other re
spects Brinkley is a gold-plated, glorious
git-up-and-git emporium of Western enter
prise. The poetio editor of the Argus compares
Brinkley to a great argosy, wafted by
angels' wings and heralded by ten
thousand songsters. We believe him, and
venture to assert that not one of the ten
thousand songsters crows louder than the
Argus' talented conductor. We can almost
hear his wings flap. To Brinkley the
spoils belong. Let ber have the World's
Fair and let the war between the cities of
the East and West cease.
NEVADA'S SAD FLIGHT.
The State of Nevada is in a bad way.
Whereas in 1876 nearly 20,000 voters
appeared at the polls in Nevada, in
1888 but 12,000 votes were counted.
To-day her population Is little more than
60,000, and it is still on the down grade. It
will not be long before she will be unable to
maintain her State Government; the burden
of doing so is almost too much for her to
What is to be done? The question has no
precedent It is reasonably difficult at times
for a Territory to become a State, but we
know of no process under the Constitution
by which a State can again become a Terri
tory. A State once, a State forever, seems
to have been the intention of the trainers of
the Constitution. Such a case as Nevada's
has never occurred before, and is not likely
to happen again. But this is no comfort to
Nevada. She will be calling for legislative
relief before long.
Some suggestions have been made In the
line of a union of Utah with Nevada; only
to be hotly repudiated by the Mormons.
They bid Nevada hook herself on to the
skirts of California. There is some justice
in this advice. Nevada has never been any
thing but a tool of California millionaires.
How-Nevada shall be relieved is not to be
determined ofihand, and while a plan is be
ing devised the citizens of the decaying
State should make the wealthy Califormans
who have always had a lien upon Nevada's
Senatorial seats pay handsomely for the
privilege. The money so obtained would
be sufficient to support the State Govern
ment BIDS FOB ONE C0NGEES8MAN.
The peculiarities of political inconsist
ency are pretty closely matched with regard
to that Congressional election in the princi
pal sugar district of Louisiana. The Phila
delphia Record, as we pointed out the other
day, temporarily abandons its free trade
views in order to assure the voters of that
district that they must stick to the Demo
cratic party in order to be sure of the bene
fits of protection on their products; and the
Chicago Inter Ocean keeps up its end of the
string by telling them that they must vote
for the Republican candidate in order to se
cure "the difference between a protective
tariff of $17 per hogshead of cane sugar and
a tariff which will permit foreign
beet root sugar to compete with the
products of Louisiana." This seems
to indicate the conviction on both sides of
the political fence that the only way in
which to secure success is to make the high
est bid for it The free trade Democratic
organ Is willing to throw over its avowed
principles in order to secure one Southern
Congressman, and the Northern paper, whose
party has been calling for the abolition of
the sugar duties, asserts its willingness that
scores of Northern districts shall be lmper
iled in order to gain one Congressman from
Louisiana. These is a discussion as to whether Mr.
Gilbert shall kelect Egyptian affairs or the
recent revolution in Hawaii for the subject
of his next burlesque But the trouble
with both is that the amount of burlesque
which has nn actual existence in each sub
ject would beggar even Gilbert's powers of
taking them off.
Juoos Cooley's demand for an amplifi
cation of the powers of the Inter-State Com
merce Commission by the next Congress
will have some cogency when the present
powers of that body have been fully exerted
and havo been found to be Insufficient 80
long as the commission omits to mate a sin
cere use of all the powers lodged iu it to
enforce obedience to the inter-State com
merce law, the proposition io increase those
powers, and to leave them unused and
among the features of dead-letter legislation,
involves a waste of valuable paper and use
ful printing material in their publication.
Hon. S. 8. Cox has returned to the East,
and gladdened the Democratic heart with
the information that all the Northwestern
States are going Democratic. Mr. Cox's
political Amotion Is evidently to cast the
roseate glow of sunset all over his political
The fearful length to which the literary
rivalry of different cities may be carried is
illustrated by a grave charge of the Boston
Herald against "Will Carleton's use of
'pachyderms' as a word, accented on the
third syllable, in his Earper't Bazar
poem." This still leaves a question whether
there is the greatest inconsistency with
literary culture in the thick-skinned condi
tion represented by the New York poet or
in the thick-headed state of mind indicated
by his Boston critic.
The French Government having con
victed its political opponents unheard, now
sentences them to imprisonment in fortified
places, which the absent statesman will take
care to avoid. French politics are nothing
if not original.
Me. Chatjhcey M. Depew reports that
the people abroad have got an idea that the
United States is spoiling for a fight with
some foreign country. It is to be hoped that
Mr.1 Depew took occasion to correct the mis
apprehension. Talk about fighting and
really wanting to fight are "two very differ
ent things. Ihe great mass of the people
of the United States do not want real war
fare, any more than the Georgia duellists
are thirsty'for actual slaughter.
The London police, after taking a month
to find out what it knows about -"Jack the
Bipper," is obliged to make a formal pro
fession of the state of mind of Jo in "Bleak
House" and confess that they "don't knew
Nobtu Dakota is evidently determined
to establish its claim as the champion State
for Western rapidity, by the assertion that
it already possesses forty-four legislative
boodlers. The future State that develops
the boodle element before it'attaius to the
rank of statehood can only justify its exist
ence by a proportionate rapidity in develop
ing the kind of .reform which will lodge the
boodlers in the penitentiary.
One decided utilityof the Brown-Sequard
elixir has already been developed. It
came just in time to deal the finishing blow
to the faith cure craze.
A Chinese play is running in San
Francisco, having been in operation two
weeks, and having got to the. end of the
second act As there are four more acts to
be played, it will be seen that the action of
the Chinese drama approximates that mad
dening and intoxicating illustration of
eternity on a small scale, 'which has been
heretofore supposed to be monopolized by
the tariff debates in Congress.
Califobnia. litigation has established
its proud claim to be more deadly in its
shooting scrapes than the Chicago brand.
Kileain is gathered in by the officers of
the law. Now if the Governor of Mississippi
can get his clutches on some of the high
toned spectators who patronized the fight,
and give them an opportunity to learn the
useful occupation of breaking stones on the
road, he will demonstrate his claim to be
considered the man for the hour.
PEOPLE OP PEOMINENCE.
Colonel Elliott F. Shxfabd has been
visiting Warren, Pa., the homo of his boyhood.
His father was a bank cashier there some 60
The Queen of Italy is an ardent student of
Volapuk. She is a subscriber of tho Stuval,
the organ ot the new language printed at
Milan, and is said to read it with ease.
It is now said tint it was not lack of money
which prevented King Kalakau's trip to the
Paris Exposition, but fear that he would lose
his throne it he did not stick right by it
Bobebt Louis Stevexsoh intends to visit
the Ellis Islands, where the natives are still
addicted to cannibalism. He wants to see if he
can make them swallow his newest story.
The oldest banker in the -country is Deborah
Powers, senior partner in the bank ot D.
Powers & Sons, Lanslngburgh, N. Y. She is
99 years old and shrewd enough to be a
Senator Camebon is strongly in favor of
enlarg ing the President's house at Washington,
or building a new one. But he would not have
the present White House, with its Illustrious
historloal associations, removed or demolished.
The Prince of Wales is In very bad health.
On of his less is tremendously swollen. Since
he had typhoid fever he has been troubled
more or less from a varicose vein which pre
vents his riding at present, and interferes
greatly with his walking.
Constantine, heir to the Greek throne, is
in his 22d year. He is a very handsome young
man and has a most fascinating manner. He
is extremely fond of military matters, bnt has
devoted a great deal of time to the study of
literature. He can read and speak English,
French, German, Russian and Danish.
THE PHONOGRAPH IN ITALY.
Edison's Invention Creates Something of a
Sensation In That Country.
Washwotoit, August 11 Charles H.
Wood, Vice Consul General tojlome, reports
to the State Department July 29 that Slgnor
Enrico Copello, who formerly resided many
years In the United States, has purchased the
right to sell the Edison phonograph in Italy.
As a preliminary step to this enterprise, the
Consul reports that Slgnor Copello visited
Rome, bringing with him the first phonograph
ever seen in the kingdom. It was exhibited
before representatives of the Senate and
Chamber of Deputies, leading scientists and
The King dictated a congratulatory message
ot tbo phonograph to the inventor, and re
quested Slgnor Copello to carry to Queen Mar
caret at Venice a phonograph message. The
Invention awakened great interest throughout
the country, the Vice Consul says, aiid the
columns of the press are tilled with handsome
tributes to Mr. Edison and to the Inventive
genius of the American people generally.
Kicks Kay Follow Kisses.
rrom the .Philadelphia Inoulrer.i
There Isn't much doubt that some Of the Em
perors who are kissing each other now will be
kicking each other before the year is out
A Candidate Wanted.
From the Philadelphia Times.:
The Democratio nomination for State Treas
urer appears to be hunting for a candidate who
won't decline. "
THE" TOPICAL TALKEB.
The Blx Bass Voice at Canty Island Same
Actors' Way of Summering A Blue Pup
That Nobody Wants.
Whes you step from one of the Iron steam,
boats on to the new iron pier at Coney Island
you will probably hear a very deep and mellow
bass voice say: "Step1 lively! More along
there." When you take the boat again you
will encounter that same rich voice as you pass
through the last turnstile on the pier. It comes
from some part ot the Internal economy of a
stout but not very tall man in navy blue and
brass buttons.. He is a ticket taker for the
steamship company, and his smooth, regular
featured, rather jolly face has shone at the
same place for several summers. The voice he
possesses is not natural; it couldn't be. Prob
ably he acquired it after tremendous cultiva
tion. When he isn't saying In his sonorous yet
mellifluous tones: Come along nowl All right,
sir; pass right alongl" and adding a new gloss
to the rather faded glories of the Isle of Coney
he is a bad bold villain or a bluff, -big-hearted
papain some stirring melodrama. Two years
ago he traveled with the "White Slave"
through the country, and played a small part
reasonab'y well. His voice is his principal
stock in trade on the stage as it is on the pier.
I never beard the equal of that bass voice. The
echoes of it are ringing in my ears now, and
curiously enough make me ravenously hungry.
I suppose this is the result of parallel mem
ories of the sea air those vocal echoes call up.
When that voice comes to Pittsburg again I
mean to let the publio share the delight of
hearing It with me.
What do actors do in summer?
Many, nay most ot them, enjoy the vacation
as the rest of us who are lucky enough to know
what a long summer holiday is. Of those who
do not follow the beaten path there are the
actors who spend all their earnings as they go
along, and so have none left when the season
closes, and there are those who manage to
throw away their earnings in the first two or
three weeks of the vacation, Both these
classes finally drift on to Broadway in New
York and snatch a precarious living there, how
I can hardly say, though the ways of the
Blalto are tolerably well known tome. The,
lunch counters suffer terribly; so do the
pockets of actors, managers, theatrical agents
and others who have money, and are foolish
enough to get within reach of the birds of prey.
A great many country managers, as the
Hew Yorkers call all managers of theaters
without the limits of the metropolis, get to
New York in July and August They have to
plunge into the theatrical pools between Twenty-sixth
and Thirty-third streets, and tbey are
generally played for all they are worth by the
penniless gentry on the lookout for suckers.
But so mauy of the country managers now
leave their booking to dramatic agencies that
victims are scarcer on the new Blalto than
tbey used to be on the old.
THE other day a well-known Piitsburg law
yer was surprised by a visit from an old client
who had left a rather large bill unsettled for a
long term of years. The attorney was still
more surprised when the visitor pulled out a
check book and wrote out a check for the full
amount due. The passage of money between
client and lawyer always clears the air and
brings out the sun. On this occasion it also
brought out the whisky.
Things became extremely pleasant The
lawyer told some of his best stories, and not a
single time did the client fail to laugh in the
right place. So it went on till the conversa
tion turned upon dogs. Both men proved to De
dog lovers, and the layman excited the law
yer's Interest by describing a fine litter of
Skye terrier puppies.
"I'll give you one," said the visitor
"Thar s asking too much, old man," said the
"Not at all. I'll send it down to-morrow."
"But the dog's too valuable. I don't see how
I can accept it"
"You must," said the owner of the Skye
puppies; but the lawyer went on protesting
until the former said: "You're welcome to
one, I'm sure; they're no sort of good to any
body." That clinched the matter. The visitor left
Next morning a very weary-looking puppy
arrived by a boy who fled precipitately as soon
as be had put the animal down. (
Thore is, or was yesterday afternoon, a blue
pnp in a Diamond street office which anybody
is welcome to take away. It is as the donor
said no sort of good to anybody.
HE KNEW THE PEISONEE. .
A Witness to Character Sends His Brother
to Sing Sine.
New York, August 11 James Anderson, 19
years of age, of 221 Broome street, was tried to
day before Judce Glldersleeve for stealing
clothing from 40 Mercer street Anderson, It
is alleged, darted into the store and seized the
clothing and ran into the street The only
witness who saw him in the store was a young
girl, and she was not very sure it was Ander
son. Anderson himself testified with creat gusto
that it was a caso of mistaken identity. Ho
was a Californlan, he said, and he recited the
names of many wealthy and influential em-
E lovers there. He described circumstantially
is history in California.
Lawyer Pardy looked around the courtroom
for bis witnesses to Anderson's good character.
He saw a gentleman whom he thought he recog
nized and asked If he knew tho prisoner.
"Certainly, I have known him since he was a
boy said the gentleman. "Myname isGrant."
"Go to the witness stand, Mr. Grant" cried
Mr. Pnrdy. Mr. Grant kissed the Book and
Mr. Purdy began'
Q. Now, sir, can you testify to this mau's
character? A. Yes, sir. ,
Q, Very well, sir, please do so, and speak up
loud so that last juror way back there can hear.
A. Yes, sir. I'll speak loud enough for anyone
to hear. That man is my brother. His name
is not Anderson. He is a thief from way back.
He never did a stroke of work In his life. He
is the black sbeep of the family. State prison
will never be full until he gets there. He gives
a recommendation from a lady here. I believe
the recommendation is false. I
Mr. Purdv crasned ones or twice and tnM Mr
Grant he could step down. The Jury convicted
Anderson, alias Grant without leaving their
seats. He was remanded for sentence.
BUBB0UNDED BI FLAME.
Two Men la a Earning; Forest Save Their
Uvea In n Cave.
Helena, Mokt., August 11 John Bloom
and Louis Biff, Just returned from a trip to the
Cceur d'Alene, give the details of a thrilling
experience. On July SO tney left Murray,
Idaho, for Missoula, Mont, with two wagons
and four horses. They had been warned at
Murray that the Journey would be dangerous
on account 01 forest fires raging alone the line
from there to Thompson. A few hours after
they started the roar of flames was heard and
they urged their teams as rapidly as possible
The speed of tbe horses was Slow compared to
tbe rapidity at which the fire traveled. Tbey
were soon overtaken, and, leaving their teams
in a deep ravine, ran for shelter to a deserted
tunnel which was in tho dense timber.
Their place of refuge was entirely sur
rounded, and it was five days before they Were
able to get out They were entirely shut off
from their wagons containing provisions.
There was a small spring in the tunnel from
which tbey obtained wa ter-butthey were with
out food nearly five days. The flames burned
their horses and wagons.
Times Havo Chanced Somewhat.
It would take columns to enumerate all the
dainty and wonderful little timepieces that
have been made during tbe past 400 years. They
bave been made not larger than peas, and set
in rings for physicians to facilitate the count
ing of the pulse. They have been "fixed in
bracelets, brooches, eye glasses, tops of um
brella handles and even on the ends of lead
pencils, where they occupy the same position
as the rubber on the average Faber.
That this is a great age goes without sayinc
when we consider that It has only been 300
years since only tbe European monarchs could
afford a roughly constructed iron pocket
clock. To-day a month's work on a farm will
buyas fine a cold watch as any man need to
DEATHS OP A DAY.
'yqnlro William Grace.
Squire 'William UcCulley Grace, died last Mon
day, at bis home, Loreus avenue. The 'Squire
was the pioneer of Chartlers, and he was respected
for bis jrenlat disposition. Ha cultivated a large
number of fruit trees on his One estate, which cot
eredlOOacres. Bcveralyears gc a building boom
took place at Dogtown." The 'Squire bad con
siderable land there which he sold at a snur
proat. On bis property the rtsldentswtihed to
oneu up a road war, but owing 10 some hitch, las
band, and has full charge of the property. Tna I
captain was 70 years old, and will be burled to-day. I
C0TTING EACH OTHEE'S THE0ATS.
Keif York Chinese Laundrrmen Engaged la
a Lively Race War.
rsrXCIAL TXlMBAlf TO TUB DIS ATCIt.t
New Yobe, August 11 The Chinese
laundrymen of New York are now engaged in
a race war. It began' about two weeks ago be
tween the Laiy and LI factions in Harlem, and
has become almost universal. Each faction has
been doing its best to oust the other from the
washing business by cutting rates, until now a
white man can In many parts of city get his
shirts done up in style fcr 6 or Scents, and
collars and cuffs tor 1 cent each. It is
expected that many laundries will not only
wash and iron for nothing, but will give chro
mos in the bundles they deliver to their cus
tomers. Already several laundries on Second
and Third avenues, between Eightieth and
Ninetieth streets, have hopes of cheap cigars
and demijohns filled with Fourth ward wbltky.
ready to be given away to their patrons on Sat
urday, while on Fourth street near Washing
ton Square, the Chinese laundry men have en
gaged canvassers to go to the patrons of rival
shops with boxes of fresh cigarettes and bot
tles of perfume under their arms to be given
This method of doing business has been tbe
means of driving quite a number of "washees"
out of business within the last few days. This
, spirit of contention prevails not only amongthe
Chinese laundrymen, but among all the China
town shopkeepers. It has got so now that no
small Chinese grocer can exist In Mott, Pell or
Park streets, because the larger Arms, by Im
porting their goods direct from China, are able
to sell to consumers at home cost using the
money tbns obtained to buy American goods
and sell them In China at a Dig profit The
smaller firms, not being able to do this, are
obliged to quit One big firm, that claims to be
worth over 200.000. employs several horses and
wagons to deliver laundry supplies and Chinese
groceries to their countrymen all over tbe city,
at a lower rate than any other shop in China
town. Altogether, the financial as well as tbe social
condition of tbe Chinese ot New York is any
thing bnt enviable t tbe present moment.
Here is the Chinese warket report for August
11 12 o'clock, noon;
Money loans, 25 per cent per week, good se
curity. Sharks' ans, formerly tS; now 12.
llirds' nests, formerly 5; now II SB.
Fantan stocks, formerly f SO per share, now
Opium, way ahead, formerly S3 25; now S3.
Other sjnful things equally nigh.
THE EMXIB A PAILDEE.
Experiments In Philadelphia Prove to be
Phii.aeei.phia, Angust 11 The resident
physician's room at tbe Medico-Chlrurglcal
Hospital was crowded to-day with patients
who either had tried or were prepared to try
the Brown-Sequaro methed of treatment
Those who had tried are not in any sense car
ried away with it To a man, all the patients
who have been treated declined anything fur
ther in the same line. Among those were
Andrew Drummond, aged 67, janltocof the
college, and James Henderson, aged 58, who
were each given an injection in the arm on
Monday. For td-day's clinic, Prof. Boenntng,
tbe operating physician bad prepared a solu
tion of the Brown-Sequard elixir. Prof. Boen
ning said to-day that the object of the experi
ments that were being made at the college was
simply to establish whether the Brown-Sequard
elixir had therapeutic properties that could be
recognized by their effects. He repeated with
emphasis that the faculty of the college wero
not committed to any belief concerning it and
would not apply it otherwlsevthan as an experi
ment upon patients who were to take it at their
After treating several patients tbe doctor
asked if any of the patients treated yesterday
desired to receive another injection to-day, bnt
there was not a solitary response. Dr. Boen
ntng then announced that there would be no
further publio demonstration of the Brown
Sequard treatment at the Medlco-Chirurgical
College after to-day. The patients treated to
day would be heard from privately. The doe
tor said that out ot 117 cases operated upon,
five of them bad developed abscesses. Ab
scesses, be said, were not always injurious, and
very generally they were beneficial after a
patient recovered from one and the In
flammation was drawn from it So that noth
ing definite could be based one way or tbe
other on the forming of abscesses, while be
and his professional associates were skeptical
as to tbe therapeutic properties contained In
the so-called elixir, the doctor said that they
were one and all open to conviction, If anything
could be revealed to them to sustain what has
been ascribed to its remedial power. All the
patients who suffered more or less deleterious
effects from the treatment were nreserined for.
The two newspaper men who undertook to test
tne enxirare recovering -under the care 01 Dr.
Boennlng himself. One was very much im
proved to-day, and tbe other was still confined
to bed. ,
PITCHED BATTLE IN CUUKCH.
The Clergymnn's Nose Smashed and Severn!
Indianapolis, August 11 The congrega
tion of Mount ZIon Baptist Church was in
court yesterday for having participated in a
general fight in the church. There has been
trouble over the pastor. Elder Morton, for
some time, the congregation being about
equally divided in opposing and supporting
him. He was locked out of the church by order
of the trustees, and this provoked threats ot
violence from his followers, but with a view to
bringing about an adjustment of the difficul
ties, the elder was induced to tender his resig
nation. Elder Williams was brought to tbe church to
conduct services as his successor. One of the
deacons cot up and declared that he should
not occupy tbe pulpit. The elder replied that
he was there to preach the' Gospel and he pro
posed to do so if be bad to fight. With this tbe
row began. Tbe pastor's nose was smashed,
and a general knock-down .followed. Several
of tbe brethren were badly disfigured when
they appeared in conrt The contending fac
tions swore out warrants-tor the arrest of each
other on charges of assault and battery and
disturbing the peace.
HALF A LOAF.
The Bankrupt Firm of E. ot A. H. Bnchel
lor Will Fny 30 Cent on the Dollar.
I SPECIAL TXLBQBAK TO TBB DISrATCn.1
BOSTON, August 11 The assignees of the
estate of E. & A. H. Bachellor. the big boot and
shoe manufacturers whose zeeent failure was
duly chronicled, report that the firm's liabili
ties are about 81,300,000. and that the assets
will net enough to pay about GO cents on the
The outstanding orders at tho time ot the
failure are being filled, and in that way the
creditors will bo enabled to receive a larger
percentage than If tbe factory had been shut
down at the time ot tbe suspension of the firm.
Why Father Time Is Bald.
From the New Orleans Picayune.!
Old man Time, with a scythe. Is pictured
always with a bald head. Ambitious people
made blm bald in their hustling; grasping efforts
to take time by tho forelock.
A Miss Keith, of Clay township. Hunting,
don county, a few days ago while out picking
huckleberries, noticed a flame of fire coming
up out of tbe ground near by, Tbe flame lasted
a few minutes when it disappeared, at which
time the young lady beard a voice say: "That
is for you." This statement it is said, can be
vouched for by reliable persons.
SAMUEL WiLDniCK, of Stoddartsville, aged
97 years, walked to Wilkesbarre, over 2) miles,
to visit a man, day before yesterday. Mr.
Wildrickis.the father of 28 children. Two
weeks ago be cut two new teeth.
Mrs. WiLHELir, of Niles, O., found a to gold
piece in the crop of a chicken she was prepar
ing for dinner.
Mb. Jonw S. Milled, ot Manheim vicinity,
responding to his little son's call, found a very
large weasel in his wagon shed killing a rooster.
He clutcbed it by the neck, bnt it turned on
him and clawed him. He was pretty badly torn,
but he got its head beneath his heel and ground
its life out
. blind dog that finds its way over the
country unaided and is often seen miles from
borne. Is a curiosity owned by a farmer In the
vicinity of St Clairsville. O.
A West Virginia, exchange speaks of "a
A tabmeb in Jefferson county, O., whose
poultry 'was disappearing rapidly, resolved to
capture the foxes which, were doing the thiev
ing. So he tied a couple of live bens to a stako
In his flsld and set traps all around them. The
next morning the hens had disappeared, but
not one of the traps bad been disturbed.
, Ahoo In Pleasant county, W. Vs..
and ate toad, a4 dld fcom the efleii
U of Its
A COUSTEI OP CAYES.
A Qunlnt L,!tllo Southern Town With a Snb
ternnuean Blver Under It How a Brave
Girl Saved Her Father's Life Reminis
cences of War Times.
The little town of Union Depot Tenn., Is
built over a cave. During the war. when the
Confederates held undisputed possession of
this section of the country, it was named Zolll
koffer, in honor of that brave commanderwho
lost his life at Sinking Springs. The feeling
among the inhabitants at Zollikoffer was de
cidedly against the ordinances of secession, and
when the Federal army marched Into upper
Tennessee, and tbe Stars and Stripes floated in
every direction, the patriotic Zollikofferans
held a meeting in the town ball, and unani
mously agreed to call the place Union Depot
Union Depot it remains to this day.
It is on the southern bank of the Halston
river, and is what in the parlance ot that country-is
denominated at "string town." There Is
one principal street and at the lower end,
where the bluff on 'which it Is built elopes
toward the river, is a spring of water. This
spring furnishes the torn with its aaueons
supply, and early in the morning and late at
night tbe Inhabitants, men, women and chil
dren, wend their way toward the "water works"
with buckets, barrels and firkins.
Tbey Cannot Sink Wells. "
Several ot tho Inhabitants bave attempted
to sink wells on their premises, but they bave
met with signal failure. At a depth of SO feet
their drills have suddenly sunk out of sight
and through the aperture thus made could be
heard tbe gush and gurgle of a swiftly running
stream. Union Depot rests on a thin stratum
of soil and rock, and underneath boils and
tumbles a gigantic underground river, which,
uniting its waters wltb the Halston, swells that
stream bolow the railroad bridge to a volume
that admits ot partial navigation where the
stream is up to Prather's dam.
This is a country of caves, says a corre
spondent of the Philadelphia inquirer. Five
miles to the soutb. ana tho probable source of
tbe river that flows beneath the town, is a suc
cession of caverns that hold In their depths im
mense deposits ot saltpetre, which were util
ized during the war by the Confederate Gov
ernment for the manufacture of ennpowder.
Near these caverns are the famous "bat caves,"
which give shelter to millions of these noc
turnal flyers. For hundreds of years the bats
have made these caverns their abiding place,
and the guano deposits are a great source of
profit to the owner. In these caves during tbe
war hnndreds ot Union men found shelter,
while being piloted through the lines by Don
Ellis, the famous Union scout
The Scene of Many a Skirmish.
All this section of country was distracted
with feudal troubles during the war. Colonels
Snap, Ledhetter and Leith, ot the Confederate
forces, with their partisan bands, ravaged the
country from one end to tbe other, and were
met with stern resistance by the Union home
guards. At the beginning of hostilities the
bridge across tbe Halston, above Union Depot
was fixed upon for destruction by the Confed
A band of men under Colonel Ledhetter were
sent up from Knoxville to fire the structure.
Tbey arrived In tbe town Just after sunset and
proceeding to the bridge found it guarded by
two men. One of these guards ran away when
the Confederates began to smear the bridge
with coal oil, but the other remained, and,
shotgun in band, opposed the marauders. As
they advanced he retreated, fighting tbem step
by step, and several of the guerrillas, shot
dead, fell from the bridge into the turbulent
stream and were carried on down toward the
Defiant to tbe Last.
Finally the brave defender was overtaken
and one of the Confederates, who knew him,
cried out with musket cocked and presented
at his heart:
"Surrender, or you are a dead man."
"Never!" cried the watchman, and he dis
charged his shotgun full at the advancing
The Confederate fell upon the ties, and his
body, resting for a moment finally tumbled
into tbe river below. The burly watchman's
gun was empty and he had shot away all of bis
ammunition. He clubbed his gun, and in the
lurid light, already flaring about blm from the
fired bridge, he faced his enemies, resolute, de
fiant to the last Thev rushed upon him and
bo was overpowered. His gun was wrested
from his hands, and a stout rope was wound
auuub ua uouy, isst inclosing nis arms.
Tbey Would Lynch Him.
"What shall we do with him" asked the
"He should hang! Hang him!" echoed the
"To the cedar grove!" was the order, and
those grim guerrillas, with the bound watch
man in their midst marched back across the
bridge, now a sheet of flame, and through the
town, to a dense grove of cedars on the ridge
Here they halted, and tbe leader of the band,
addressing the prisoner, said:
"It's tbe verdict of the crowd that you be
hanged. Havo yon anything to say?"
"othing!" was the defiant answer. "You
are whelps and I am a Union man. Do your
"String him up!" ordered the leader, and a
rope was produced and knotted about tbe
He was allowed a minute for prayer, and his
white lips were inaudibly voicing a lastpetltlon
to the Great Father, when a slender, girlish
figure, attired in snowy white, burst through
tbe grim throng and threw her arms around
the doomed man's neck.
Saved br Ilia Daughter.
With nervous fingers sbo undid the noose,
and forcing tbe stern-visaged crowd aside,
cried out in daughterly indignation:
"For shame! You are 60 to 1, and you would
commit murder. This is my father. If you
hang him you shall bang me also."
The guerrillas were abashed at this bold de
fense, and for a time said nothing. Finally
one man spoke, and he evidently voiced tbe
sentiments of his fellows, for his words were
"Now," said be, "let's adjourn. Jed Davis is
a free man."
"Aye I Aye!" was the answer, and they slunk
away, leaving father and daughter to make
their way back to the llttlo town, which now
was photographed against the sky's black back
ground by tho lurid glare of the burning
Father and daughter still live In Union
Depot and every night tbe brave girl, now a
matron with children about ber knees, gathers
up ber two bright tin buckets and journeys to
tbe spring below tbe town, chatting gayly with
ber neighbor women,
A ST0BI 0FBE0WN-SEQUAED.
He StuekPlns In a'Pntlent and She Called
Him a Fool.
From the Boston Courier.
Now that the newspapers are all talking of
Dr. Brown-Sequard. and bis wonderful elixir
stories of his experiences In this vicinity are in
order, and some of those which are told are
It may be remembered that one of his Ideas
was that the nervous condition of a person
could be judged by the susceptibility of the
skin, and this he tested by the distance apart
at which two pin-pricks merged themselves
Into one to tbe sensation of tbe patient This
method he used with considerable success,
being not infrequently called in as a specialist
In complex cases of nervous disorder.
On one occasion. It is said, be was called upon
to go to the suburbs of Boston to see a young
lady who was suffering from some nervous
trouble, and was left alone with the patient to
make his examination. After a time, which
seemed to the family rather long, he came
downstairs with a very serious face, and in
formed the family that he was extremely
sorry to report that tbe vitality of the
girt seemed so low that there seemed no
possibility of her rallying. They were thunder
struck, as the case, though obstinate, had hyno
means been regarded as a serious one. The
family physician, who bad been unable to be
present, was sent for in all baste. He assured
the frightened relatives that there was some
mistake, and proceeded to go up to the cham
ber of tbe invalid to hear her account of the
"That man you sent here," she announced
almost before he could ask her, "was a fool."
"He is nothing of the sort,!' was the answer
"he Is a very able specialist"
"Well," she said, "I know be acted like a fool.
All be did was to stick ilns Into my back and
ask me it It hurt Ot course 1 said no."
Tbe physician was too much amused to be
angry, but the conclusion of Dr. Brown-Sequard
was at once explained, to the great relief ot the
Several Coed Kabjtcts.
From tbe Kew York Commercial Advertiser.
Tbe effect of the elixir has not yet been tried
on creaking ntalrs, smoky chimneys, locks that
perversely refuse to yield to tbe wrong latch
keys, doors that bang; policemen's clubs, and
hats that fit at algbt and don't fit In the morn
ing, but we may yet hope far to best. She day
of elixirs bas come to stay.
Going; Abroad ta Meet Hla Mather,
taxw tobx BuaxAU srECLU.s.1
New Yoke, August 11 William Ralph Lee,
of Chicago, the youthful hero of a dozen or
more yellow-backed dime novels, sailed for
Germany to-day on tbe steamship Pennland.
Lee is tbe young man who, one Sunday morn
ing In 1888, lay in wait at the .door of tbe church
where bis stepfather was worshiping, and shot
blm on the steps of the church as he came out
The stepfather was the banker, Stephen W.
Rawson, and Lee shot him because he bad been
llltreatlng Lee's mother. Lee was arrested,and
after a very sensational trial was found guilty
and sentenced to aterra of 18 months. He was
released from prison last Baturday and came
East on Monday. Ha was handsomely dressed
this morning in a dark woolen suit alligator
hide boots and heavily embroidered gloves. He
goes abroad to meet his mother on the. continent
Diamonds Too Dear to Bay.
Tbe diamond dealers ot this city are com
plaining loudly of the exactions of the "Lon
don Amalgamation," a diamond trust which
consists of three firms who control tbe entire
African output of rough diamonds. Within
tbe last four months the trust bas raised the
prices of dianfonds about 25 per cent Many
dealers who went abroad to buy heavily this
summer bave returned with only one-third or
one-fourth ot their usual stock. In London,
tbey say, many retailers are booming tbe al
ready high prices by buying up diamonds
merely for speculative purposes. Tbe threa
London houses which constitute the Diamond
Trust are Jules Forges, Bonato Brothers and
Julius Kohn. Tbey are said to restrict the sale
ot diamonds in the most arbitrary fashion.
Will Test tho Contract Labor Law.
Twenty-four Swedes, who arrived here
recently on the steamship Obdam, were de
tained by the Collector because they were
under contract to work tor Andrew Emberg, in
Kansas City. The Collector ordered the Swedes
to return home. This morning tbe counsel for
the Swedish Consul made an application at the
Custom House for permission to allow the
Swedes to prooeed on their journey West
Acting Collector McClelland refused to alter
the former decision. The lawyer thereupon
gave notice that be should apply to the Su
preme Court for a writ of habeas corpus, and
thus test the power of the Collector to refuse
tbe necessary permission.
Gresham Knows When ta Talk.
Judge Walter Q. Gresham was in town to
day, en route to the Thousand Islands. He had
a great deal to sar to all his acquaintances
concerning the prospective world's fair, the
virtues of editors, and kindred harmless sub
jects. He was as dumb as an oyster, however,
every time Judge Woods, or Commissioner
Tanner, oz the Supreme Court vacancy was
Ruined by Living Too Bapldly.
Captain M. G. Fancheux, manager of the
French Thirty-Fourth Street Hospital, has dis
appeared with S1.3U0 of tae hospital associa
tion's money and a good deal of other money
which did not belong to him. Some time in
July Vice President Fleuron, of the association,
learned that Fancheux had forged his indorse
ment on a check for 3300. Detectives were em
ployed to watch the manager, and they f onnd
some days later that Fancheux was putting
worthless checks, bearing his own name, into
circulation. The detectives went to Fancheux'
house to arrest him, but be was not there, nor
bas he been there since- Fancheux has long
been one of the most prominent Frenchmen in
tbe city. His name bas been connected with
numberless charitable undertakings. Fast liv
ing ruined him.
Bound to RIils With Her Poodle.
Mrs. Maud Crain came from Brooklyn to
New York, to shop, a few days ago, with a
little white poodle dog in her arms. At the
City Hall station she tried to boarcfan elevated
train. The guard quoted to her tbe rule
against dogs on the elevated, and refused to
let her pass. After a brief struggle, in which
her gown was torn, Mrs. Crain found herself on
the platform and the train gone. She repeated
her attempt twice, with the same result
Eventually, however, she got past a guard and
rode fonr blocks. Tben she started back home,
with ber face scratched, ber oversklrt ripped
half off, and her nervous system all used up.
She was ill In bed five days. To-day she sued
the elevated road for $3,000 damages:
Struck br Lightning; and Destroyed.
A heavy rain fell at Sandy Hook this morn
ing. At 6.S0 o'clock the small building on the
beach at the testing grounds was struck by
lightning and set on fire. The officers and men
confined their efforts to saving the valuable in
struments. The building was completely
destroyed. Only a few ot the testing instru
ments were saved. The others were ruined by
tbe lightning and flames. Tbe loss to the Gov
ernment will amount to 15,000. Tbe instru
ments were used to determine automatically
the speed of projectiles and the power of tbe
guns. No one was injured. The building was
called the ordnance building. -
What Wrecked the Boston.
Tbe investigation by the special board of in
quiry into the cause of the accident to the
Boston was continued at the navy yard to-day.
Lieutenant Wainwright Kellogg, the navigator
of tbe Boston, testified that coming down the
harbor he had followed Captain Okane's
directions. He placed his finger on Mitchell's
Bock, on the chart at that time, and said that
that place was all we bad to fear, and that be
Intended to keep clear of it Lieutenant Kel
logg said that next morning, from soundings
that were made, he came to the conclusion that
as there, was a complete absence of shoals, the
vessel bad struck on Mitchell's Bock. To
morrow tbe board will examine the injury to
the bottom of the vessel as she lies In the dry-
Mar ba Needed at Hayll.
Orders were received to-day that four of the
junior officers ot the Atlanta will be detailed to
tbe Galena; that work on the Galena be pushed
vigorously, and that her coal and stores be put
in without delay. The meaning of this k. prob
ably, that there is urgent necessity that she get
away for Hayti as soon as possible. Commodore
Ramsey said she would be ready to start in
about ten days. It is said that Rear Admiral
Cherardl had written to the department that he
is appreheosire of slaughter and riot In Port-au-Prince
in case Hippolyte should capture the
city, and that be would need a larger lauding
force to protect American interests than he has
on the Kearsarge.
He Wanted to Clothe a Centipede.
John Martin. 60 years of ago, was arraigned
before Judge Glldersleeve In the General Ses
sions to-day charged with stealing five pairs of
trousers from Rogers, Peet & Co. A tew days
ago Martin entered the store on Broadway, and
told a clerk be wanted to buy a pair of trousers.
None of them seemed to suit him, and from
the little curtain-covered box where he tried
them on he directed the clerk to bring on more
trousers. Finally he said be iras suited, and as
he walked out of the box bo tendered to the
clerk the price of a pair of trousers. The clerk,
however, noticed that Mr. Martin's legs had
grown conslderabhr in the brief time he had
been in retiremem. The clerk refused the
money, and a policeman wis called in. On
Martin were found four pairs of trousers, and
a fifth pair was folded and tucked up his back
under bis coat He was sentenced to a year in
On a Vacation.
from the Wllllamsport Kepubllcsn.j
Pittsburg has Just put into the Court House
a 11,000 wind machine. Where are the lawyers!
THE HIDDEN OBCHESTBA.
The prettiest osa on the beach that morn
'M as starjorle far and away.
The rareat ot birds In this land of ours,
A Baltimore girl with cheeks like flowers.
And hair as brlgst as day.
1 watched her while she tossed the spray.
And Sung btr white arms about:
And my eyes popped out of my head in glee
At the lore with which she wooed tbe sea
la ber tumbles In an out
Then I took my bow and I played a waltz
In zsyjolllest, wildest vein.
As I crouched beneath the friendly stoae
Where I held my vantage all alone.
With a hups that a glance she'd deign.
1 know not Just how It rame about
But wltb sadden shriek and grab
At tbe nearest mermaid standing by,
Bb darted away like a dragoq-fly
With a-ateUI tfeere's aflddler-crabl"
Henry Clay, Charles Foster and Henry
Wattersonare three names that appeared on
the docket of a Cincinnati police magistrate
tbe other day.
John Fredericks and his wife and Henry
Williams and bis wife, of Laporte, Ind.. were
all born on the 23th of February. Tbe men are
Henry Merritt, of Franklin county,
Me was peering Into a stone wall for a wood
chuck. The animal saw him first and bit off
tbe end of his nose.
At East Lyons, la., a goo3e died very
suddenly. On cutting It open a silver thimble
was found in its throat. It is thought the fowl
choked to death while trying to swallow it
Seamless boiler tubes are now made
from solid ingots of metal by a process that
twists and stretches the fibers, and is said to
make a tube much stronger than the ordinary
John Goslow, a street car driver, in San,
Jose, CaX, has been arrested for fast driving;
and a new crop-of headlines, based on "what's
in a namet" may be expected from tbe Pacifia
The heading of the great railway tunnel
at Cumberland Gap was knocked in a few days
ago. Trains In passing th-ough it will cross
sections of the States of Kentucky, Tennessee
A, camping party af Moosehead Lake,
Me-, broke up and went home because a ghost
insisted on sharing the tent with them. The
specter appeared at a regular hour every night
and was seen by everyone of the campers.
Fred Martin, of Muskingum county,
O, has a "happy family," consisting of two
dogs, four kittens, two raccoons, three gray
squirrels and a young woodchuck. All aro pets
and eat and play together, apparently on tho
best of terms.
J. N. English exhibited at Americus,
Ga., the other day, a tusk that was taken from
the mouth of a wild bog that was killed in his
cornfield, on Camp creek, five miles from An
dersonville. The tusk was a very large one,
measuring nine and a quarter inches long. It
lormed almost a circle, and was very sharp.
Five years ago the dried fruit industry
of the Pacific coast amounted to comparatively
nothing. Not one box of California prunes
was sold east of tbe Rocky Mountains where
100 were imported from France. A tariff cal
culated to encourage home production was
?laced upon dried fruits, and now not less than
5 per cent of all tbe prunes consumed in this
country are grown In California.
Anew departure in dairy instruction
bas been taken by the Victorian (Australia)
Department of Agriculture. A staff of teach
ers, with all tbe Implements of butter and
cheese making, travel from place to place At
each place a course of several days' instruction
in the best and latest methods ot dairying is
gone tbrougb, all that is required of tbe farm
ers being a supply of milk and cream for the
purpose of demonstration.
A Doniphan county (Kan.) farmer,
whose cow mysteriously lost her milk between
the pasture and tbe bouse, watched her last
weec and discovered that a big blacksnake met
her In the path and relieved ber. Tbe cow
stopped and waited for the reptile to coil
about ber hind legs and stood patiently while
the milk was withdrawn. Tbe farmer killed
the snake and nw the cow brings her milk
with her when she comes home.
"Workmen on the Columbus Southern
road in Georgia, while digging in cuts, turned
up an immense lot of soil resembling rock
phosphate. The soil contains skeletons of very
curiously formed animals totally unknown in
these parts at tbo present day. Oyster beds
bave been discovered, and sharks' teeth and
the teetb of various other animals have been
found in abundance. Tbe most curious dis
covery of all was two live green bullfrogs,
taken from an excavation in a solid rock.
A most remarkable case of animal
vitality was "unearthed" by the discovery at
tbe Pratt mines, Birmingham, Ala that 17
mules caught in Shaft No. 1 three weeks ago,
when tbe mines took fire and burned for a
week, were alive, and apparently little the
worse for the wear. The smoke from tbe burn
ing coal was very Intense, and tbe fire damp
consequent upon this and putting water in the
.shaft very deadly. George Scott, tbe only im
prisoned miner, was found dead some days ago.
The mules were taken out
Quite a romantic wedding took placet
in Clarksville, Tex, the other evening. Tho
contracting parties were Dr. N. W. Perkins
and Sarah A. Parker, ot Rogers, Ark. A cor
respondence was brought about through a
matrimonial paper. The doctor went to Clarks
ville and met bis prospective bride at the depot.
They were enabled to recognize each other
through photographs exchanged daring their
correspondence. Tbey immediately repaired
to tbe Methodist parsonage, and were married
in 15 minutes after the train arrived.
The alleged ghost of Selah Bunce, that
for several weeks bas haunted the Northport,
L. L, Cemetery, and kept young lovers from
their favorite promenades, bas been laid to its
final rest No more will the winged apparition,
clad in a white robe, display its sulphurous
balo on emerging from tbe tall marble column
that towers above tbe grave of Selah Bunce.
Tbe elrls and men who graphically described
the specter as tbey saw it are ashamed to tell
their stories over again since Harvey Bishop,
the cemetety keeper, solved the mystery and
found that tbe unearthly light on Selah
Bunce's monument was only the flickering re
flection of a kerosene lamp In the window of
Widow Fletcher's cottage on a neighboring
hill. Confidence has been restored, and tho
moon-lit walks are acain liberally patronized
by Nortbport's swains and bellos.
Baker Bros., of Candler, Ga., bave in
vented a novel wayot catching owls or night
hawks. They have set up a long pole near the
fowl bouse. Tbe pole is about IS feet high,
wltb the top end sawed off smooth, and a little
steel trap Is set on top of tbe post, fastened by
a string to the post below. Notches are cut in
the post by which it is easy to climb. On a
moonlight night the owls when they are around
are likely to light on something near the fowl
bouse. The other night an owl was heard not
far off, and thinking that be would be likely to
come for a chicken during the night, the
brothers went out after supper and set tho trap
on top of the pole. Before they went to bed
the family beard a fluttering In that direction,
and going out found that tbey had trapped an
owl that measured 4 feet S inches from tip
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT.
A man may be very creat and very good,
and then not attract half tba attention that a cap
tured borsethlef dx.ilitwautee Journal.
"I live mostly within myself," said a con
ceited fellow. "1 understand," replied his neigh
bor at tbe table, "you occupy a flat." Tenu
Blnks "Jones, yon ought to be a dress,
llluks "So easy to ruffle, you know, "Ktanujf
Young Jenks "Say, teacher, yon otter
be a good fisherman."
Younc Jenks "You know bow to handle the
rod," Ktarnty JmttrprUt.
Shipwrecked but safe. Jack Tar Wo
ain't so very far from land, Jim! There's been a
yacht along here lately.
Jim How doyoa know?
Jack Tar See all tbem champagne corks. Li4.
Fathead I would start tor Maine to-morrow
on my vacation If 1 thought I could strike a
dry spell. Old soaker (Just back fromalafne
I guess you'll find no trouble In striking a dry
spell down In that cussed tJUte.Loicell Citizen.
Self-possessed Bather Why, my good
fellow, you mustn't bite me!
Hungry Shark Why not?
Self-possessed Bather Why. I'm the proprietor
of tbe Sklnnem & Fleecem Seaside Palace Hotel
and Cottages don't-cher-know Professional
courtesies, hatha! Life.
About the Size of it Alderman Buhdl
Isawvou conferring with Congressman Shouter
Alderman Dedloek Why, yes; bo said that we
ought to get together.
Alderman Euhdl But get together on what?
Alderman Dedloek On keeping blm In office, I
suppose.. Be declined to discuss principles tor
fear of causing discord. Pact.
AN AUTOORAPH. r
I do not write a sonnet sweet ,
Dpon her lips or eyes,
I write one, rather, on her feet:
Tia there tbe wonder lies. '
So pen hold they all poised for flight .
As doek ber shapely hand: f
Yet every step she takes, they write 'v
Her name upon tbe sand. Puch
A horrible fate is impending,
And lirown-Sequard chuckles wltb glee,
Concocting his awfulellxlr
That makes an old man twenty-three.
Theatrical managers buy It
And fUup their old coryphees.
To begin farewell tours of tbe country ,
In "Children" and Ingenue plays. -
jr. I, Homing Jottrnai