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THE PITTSBUEG- DISPATCH, WEDNESdIt; SEPTEMBER "" li, 1889
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F1TTSUUKG. WEDNESDAY. SEP. 11, 1SS9.
THE 0CEAK ST0BE.
The usual course of great storms whose
effects are felt in this country is from West
to East. Their ravages are generally ex
perienced in the AVest or Northwest before
they reach this section, and Pittsburg ex
pects as a rule to ieel them before they cross
the mountains to the Atlantic coast. Yes
terday, however, the seaboard was visited
with a windstorm and tidal wave which is
heightened by the contrast with the almost
idyllic autumn weather which we have on
this side of the Allcghcnics.
This storm, which seems to have come
from the tropics and to have shown its great
est force along a path well out to sea from
the coast line of the United States, was most
destructive in the tidal waves which have
washed away the shores and overturned
structures at the seaside resorts. In addi
tion to that the wind has demoralized tele
graphic connection along the coast, as if
with a perverse determination to prevent
the reports of its destruction from being
cent to the country. These losses are slight
and easily replaced. But the indications
which they give of terrible storms at sea,
the possible foundering of great ships and
the drowning of helpless souls by the angry
"waves are likely to cause apprehensions
Mhich cannot be fully relieved for days.
It is hard to imagine such an outburst of
the forces of nature only a few hundred
wiles away from our placid skies and rest
ful nights. But there is little doubt that
storms have been raging over the Atlantic
which give a new demonstration of the
pigmy strength of man when measured
agaiust the power of the elements.
The reappearance of one of those grisly
murders which have spread the name of
"Jack the Kipper" world-wide, is the sensa
tion of yesterday at London. The remarka
ble nature of these butcheries and thepower
lessaess of society to stop them are most
phenomenal. The terrible mutilation of
the victims and the slaughter of so many
women oi the most unfortunate and pitiable
class can only be explained on the theory of
a fiendish sort of insanity. But that theory
can hardly be made to accord with the
genius and luck of the murderer in eluding
detection, except on the assumption of a re
markable degree of stupidity in the London
police. Perhaps that fine constabulary
force has been so busy shadowing the Irish
members of Parliament and quelling the
London strikers that it could spend no time
in protecting the poor drabs of 'White
chapel. A NATIONAL LOSS.
The death of lion. S. S. Cox, of New
York, yesterday, terminated a career which,
with few interruptions, extends overa period
of public life that is surpassed by few living
public leaders. Mr. Cox began his Con
gressional career in 1827, two terms before
Hon. "William D. Kellogg took his seat,
although the continuous service of the latter
lias given him the title of the oldest member
of the House. Of other public men Senator
Sherman was in Congress two years before
Hr. Cox, and Mr. Blaine six years later.
31r. Cox's prominence in the Democracy
during the fierce conflicts of the civil war
prevented the recognition of his qualities
y the vast majority ot the Northern people.
2fevcrthelcss his public service has so long
Eurvived those contests, that his position in
maintaining the clement of good humor,
courtesy and geniality amid the collisions
of conflicting ideas has been fully appreci
ated. It hits been said that his reputation
ibr wit prevented the recognition of his
qualities for statesmanship. While it is by
so means demonstrated that he would have
attained great fame for measures of national
Talue if he had not been handicapped by
his readiness to give way to humor, his
part in mollifying and lightening the acer
bities of politics maac for him no unworthy
position. The whole country, without regard
to politics, can join in regretting the loss
of Jlr. Cox from the political arena, where
he has been so long a creditable and attrac
ATLANTA'S UNPARALLELED FEATTJBE.
The argument of our esteemed cotempo
jary, the Atlanta Constitution, to show
that Chattanooga can never be as big a city
as Atlanta, is interesting for its unique
statement of facts. It compares Pittsburg
and Philadelphia, asserting that while this
city is the center of thecoal and iron indus
try, "yet 90 miles away is Philadelphia, ten
times as large, a cleaner, healthier, better
and pleasanter city." Thus we learn the
surprising facts that (1) Philadelphia is 90
miles from Pittsburg; (2) that it is ten times
as large, which would give it a population
nearly as Tcat as London; and (3) that it is
"cleaner, healthier, better and pleasanter,"
The vigor with which the esteemed organ of
Henry W. Grady draws on its imagination
for its facts perhaps furnishes the best argu
ment to establish the beliel that Chattanooga
can never hope to equal the city which con
C0UKSEL OF C0WABDICE
A speech which Governor Foraker made
at Xenia the other day brought out a re
markable and by no means creditable fea
ture of our politics. The Republican can
didate for re-election stated that he had been
receiving messages warning him against
stirring up the charges of corruption in the
election of Senator Payne for fear that the
money interests involved would "use hun
dreds of thousands of dollars" to defeat him
in November. In other words, the idea is
advanced that corruption must not be at-
tacxea Because it is too powertul. . I
It is pleasant to observe that the only
effect which such messages had upon the
pugnacious Ohio Governor was to rouse him
to a speech Iu which the Payne business
was ventilated in a way calculated to take
the skin off, recounting the facts, showing
that the charges of corruption came from
good Democratic authority, and winding up
with the following telling point:
No innocent man charged in that way by one
half bis own pirty: no innocent and honorable
man charged in that way as he was by the
Legislature of Ohio and by all the officers of
Ohio, in the shape of a formal formulation of
these charges, vouldbesitato to stand up and
asc for and demand and secure an investiga
tion. Only a man who was conscious of his
guilt and who knew his guilt would be estab
lished if there was an Investigation, would seek
to stiflo such a proceeding. Air. Payne did
But it is a remarkable example of the
hold which the unblushing use of large
sums of money have upon politicians, and
the cowardice and demoralization which
money has wrought m politics, that politi
cal advisers should try to dissuade a can
didate from making use of a legitimate
point in his favor by attacking a notorious
example of political bribery for lear that
the powers of corruption may be roused
into activity against him. This is the prac
tical expression of the belief that there is
nothing real in politics except boodle and
spoils; that principles, honor and purity
are of no avail against the barrel; and that
if only enough money is put into a cam
paign all the other considerations will go
It is almost as severe on the Republican
party to find that it contains such counsels
as on the Democratic party to be responsibly
for such corruption. Cowardice and cor
ruption are mutually responsible for each
AN TJNIHPOETANT FATALITY.
Tne tri-wcekly industrial fatality of latest
date, is the sudden flooding of a coal mine
out in Colorado which drowned all the men
in the mine. As there were only eleven
men there, and as the mine is two thousand
miles away, the affair does not cause much
of a sensation hereabouts.
Nevertheless the addition to the vital
hazards of industrial work, of the possibility
that miners may be overwhelmed by a sud
den outburst of subterranean streams is not
an encouraging one. That there is always a
probability of some water iu mines everyone
knows who knows anything of them. But
it seems that the science which can locate the
coal veins and determine their drift and
thickness, ought to be able to tell if any
such overwhelming and unseen dangers lurk
in their immediate vicinity.
This fatality, together with the others
that are happening nearly every day, gives
point to the belief that modern industrial
enterprise is beginning to think so much of
the possible dollar to be made, that it cares
little for the life which may be sacrificed to
AIMED AT OFFICE BOYS.
Philadelphia has a sort of proprietary in
terest in the PostofEce Department, and her
distinguished citizens are continually offer
ing suggestions to Brother John Waua
makcr for use in the mail service. The dear
old village by the Delaware, presents a
livelier appearance than it ever did before,
say the travelers who pass through Phila
delphia, on their way to Eastern or Western
cities. Several times on the hottest days of
this summer, it is recorded that several
Philadclphians have been seen wide awake
watching the grass grow on Chestnut street.
Doubtless these restless villagers were puz
zling their brains over schemes to help
Brother John along in the postoffice.
We do not know whether Mr. Edward J.
Paxson, of Philadelphia, has lost much of
his daily or nightly slumbers in evolving
his wonderful plan to donble the size of the
present postage stamp in order to permit
the person using it to print his name on it,
in a panel especially designed for the pur
pose. We hope Mr. Paxson has not wasted
much time on it for he may be assured that
the public will not The idea is ridicul
ous. The only advantage alleged to arise
from its use would be the curtailment of
the office boy's time honored privilege of"
stealing his employer's stamps. Has Mr.
Paxson been betrayed by some bad, bold office
boy, that he threatens thus to curtail the
liberties of a great class? If Mr. Paxson
and the other good old fogies of the village
that lingers somewhere in this State are so
anxious about the safety of their stamps let
them buy safes, or dispense with office boys.
Uncle Sam cannot be bothered with such
whimsical conjurings. The vast majority
ot the people are well satisfied with the
stamp at it is barring the green dye. Per
haps a sacrifice sale of stamps would be
popular, and it Mr. Wanamaker wants to
create a noise let him offer three two cent
stamps for a nickel.
MORE IMPORTANT WORK.
The project of a school for the develop
ment of grand opera is revived in New York
by Mr. Anton Seidl, who develops his ideas
in a. recently published interview. It is
hardly necessary to review the details of this
project, in view of the fact that one nursery
of American opera has already gone to
pieces in an expensive manner, and that
New York has a large number of projects on
hand, from the Centennial arch to the
World's Fair, which are in a comatose con
dition on account of the chronic inability of
that wealthy city to raise the necessary funds
for them. The unfavorable outlook is less
to be regretted iu this case. The develop
ment of a school of music is a praiseworthy
idea; but it is more essential to public char
acter to secure the honestenforcement of.the
laws, the conduct of public affairs solely in
the public interest, and the restraint of
egregious wealth from aggressions on the
welfare of the people. New York will have
a big contract in reforming such things, and
can let the school of opera rest while she is
doing the larger and more pressing job.
THE LIMIT DISCOVERED.
The proposition ol Mr. Villard for the
refunding and extension of the debt of the
Northern Pacific has' the usual features
of that adventurous financier's plans for
persuading his own corporations to jump
out of the frying pan into the fire. It is
one of the singular aspects of the case that
even the Tt 'all Street Press, which is fully
committed to the policy of stock-watering,
refuses to swallow this heroic dose of Mr.
It is pointed ont that a corporation
already overwhelmed with debt, of which
a considerable portion is to be classified
with the stock as purely fictitious, is not
likely to improve its position very much by
swelling its debt. As the addition oi the debt
proposed in this case is 540,000,000 the
chance that the additional sum may be used
in schemes which will wreck the corpora
tion, as it has been wrecked once before
under Mr. Villard's fostering care, is also
very pointedly alluded to.
It is interesting to discover that there are
limits to Wall street's toleration of stock
watering. Doubts had existed as to whether
it had any limit".
Miss Susax B. .Anthony has written
to the Mayor of New York asking that at
special department of the World's Fair be
established for the exhibition of women's
work. The request is a good one when
New York raises the money for the World's
Fair. At present, however, it would be
more timely for Miss Anthony to point out
the necessity of getting a few dollars to
gether to provide a fair. Up to the latest
advices the metropolis of millionaires had
not subscribed enough to hold an exhibition
The statement that Legitime is able to
take about ?600,000 into exile with him, in
dicates that he can well afford to take his
ease in retirement and let the other fellows
take care of what is left of Hayti. He
could not expect to take the entire island
to Paris with him.
The argument that General Goff should
be Attorney General because his knowledge
of Southcru methods would enable him to
secure fair elections in the South is very
good in the abstract But, without desiring
to put a pebble in General GofPs path, it is
necessary to remark that there is a decided
doubt whether this knowledge has been
sufficient to secure his own election in the
State of West Virginia.
The prohibition by the proprietor of one
of Chicago's big hotels of the practice of
tipping takes the guise of an irresistible at
traction for the World's Fair. But before
it decides the question it will have to prove
that this prohibition prohibits.
Br.ODiE aud Graham are able to furnish
a reply to Carlyle's caption, "Shooting
Niagara and After." Their programme is
very plainly: After Niagara the Dime
Museum. This is less ambitious but more
practicable than Jonn L. Sullivan's project
summed up in the words: After the Missis
sippi Penitentiary the halls of Congress,
The tidal wave on the Atlantic coast
must be what New York has'been relying
on to carry her World's Fair project to suc
cess. At least, so far as can be discovered,
New York has not done anything else for
the success ot the show.
The St Louis Judge who has decided a
law closing the saloons on Sunday to be un
constitutional, probably did so with a full
knowledge of the Missouri Constitution.
It has been understood before, and this
demonstrates it to be true, that the Missouri
constitution will not stand any interruption
in its diurnal supply of whisky.
The all-powerful1 verdict of the Prince of
Wales has settled the vital question of the
year. Shirts are to be worn with three
stuas, and the unhappy fellow who only
wears two has no business in cultured so
ciety. TnE people who are trying to wreck pas
senger trains presumably for the purpose of
robbery are of the class which makes people
doubt the wisdom ot cruel and unusual
punishments. If they should cause a rail
way disaster the only regret in connection
with their punishment would be that hang
ing would be too good for them.
The United States Treasury experts who
decided that paintings of Gainsborough and
Reynolds are not "old masters" have suc
ceeded in classifying themselves as exceed
ingly young pupils in art
Opium candy is not to be recommended
as an article of diet for the children.
Neither, for that matter, is the regular kind.
But the experiment with regard to the class
that is loaded with opium is ample to de
monstrate that it bad better not be sold as a
steady sweetmeat for the infants.
The failure of the New Jersey apple crop
is arousing indefinite fears that for the next
year or two it may be necessary to import
foreign champagne in order to sell it as Jer
TnE repetition of the "Jack, the Ripper,"
class of butchery indicates that the unriv
aled specimen of crazy inhumanity is still at
work, and that the London police afford
little more protection against grotesque
murders than the Pittsburg police do against
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
The Rev. Dr. Wayland Hoyt, of Philadel
pbia, is planning an extensive tour in Palestine
for next year.
The Emperor of Japan has just taken posses
sion of a new palace, furnished in European
style. It cost him 1,000.000.
Kalakaua, King of the Sandwich Islands,
is writing another book. Its subject has not
been announced, but a royalty on it is assured.
Prince Bismarck has given very little at
tention to affairs of state this summer. He has
spent many hours playing the game of soli
taire. They have a "Tomato King" in California.
His shipments averago 2,000 boxes a day, and
he bears the name A. L. Graham. His tomato
ranch is at Haywards, Alameda county.
M. Caboivus Duran was led by his wife's ad
vice to take op painting portraits ot fashion
able women, through which ho has made a for
tune, lime. Duran is a sister of the famous
actress, Sophie Croizette.
Congressman Randall has been confined
to his room most of the time for several weeks
by an attack of rheumatic gout in the left arm
and shoulder, but his general health has stead
ily improved. Hois now able to he up and
about the house.
Speaking of London, Cardinal Manning
says that not one-third of the population could
bo accommodated in the churches if all were
crowded, and argues that at least two-thiras of
the population never go where they hear the
name of God reverently spoken.
The oldest officer in onr army in age and by
entry into service is Second Lieutenant Michael
Moore, of the retired list. He was born in
South Brooklyn in 1786, and enlisted at Gov
ernor's Island in April, 1813. He enlisted as a
drummer in the Thirteenth Infantry. From
1S11 until 1603 ho was in charge of tho music
boys on Governor's Island, where all infantry
recruits were sent in those days. He was ap
pointed Second Lieutenant in the Ninth in
fantry in 1863. He was retired for age in 1S70,
He lives with a married daughter in Brooklyn.
WHERE SPEAK-EASIES PAT.
Rumselllog a Profltnblo Business in the
State of Maine.
Augusta, Me.. September 1B. Much sur
priss was caused here to-day when tho Indict
ments from the grand jury were reported, at
finding that nearly every druggist in Augusta
had been indicted for liquor selling, and that in
the county, out of a total of 05 indictments 55
were for transgressions against the liquor law.
The druggists in nearly every case have
stepped promptly up and paid their fines,
amounting to about 5100 and costs In each case.
One hotel was indicted and also paid promptly.
It is what is called a "squeezo" here, and
comes three times a 3 car when the Grand Jury
sits. The store, hotels and saloons willingly
nay and then keep right on selling as if noth
ing had happened. Really it amounts to a
license law, nothing more or less, and the ma
chinery ot the court is used to collect the
money from the liquor sellers, who willingly
pay J200 or $300 a year. It works beautifully.
Every place is running wide open, and in the
capital city there is plenty to drink, and the
coffers of the County Treasurer are filled.
Arranging for III" Own Funeral.
From the Philadelphia liccord.J
The veteran actor Edmon S. Conner, was SO
years old yesterday. He visited New York
City to arrange with his undertaker about his
funeral and gmterment when dead. He ttIH bo
burled In this city.
THE TOPICAL TALKEfi.
From For to Mountain Top An Old Jest nnd
a Bad One Sign of Dross Reform.
When white fog Is covering the city and
tho valleys hereabouts densely every night
with a counterpane that tho sun cannot uplift
and roll away before it has climbed a good way
up the sky, it is almost exasperating to bear of
the clear, crisp, invigorating air of Colorado.
And still it is pleasant to catch the descriptions
of Colorado scenery, with its snow-capped
mountains, its pine forests, its wild canons and
noisy torrents, fresh from the lips of an enthu
Nothing lu the world can be more lovely
than Echo Lake, for instance, 14 miles from
Idaho Springs, which a party of Pitubargers
visited this summer. It lies between the knees
of snow-capped mountains not far below the
timber line. It covers some 42 acres, and
drains a watershed of about ten times that
size. A few years ago the gentleman who
knows Echo Lake stocked it with Eastern lake
trout, which have flourished and multiplied
there exceedingly. ,It is now so well stocked
that a few weeks ago, in the course 'of one
hour, an expert angler caught b7 fish of a
pound weight or more.
The lake is fed by springs, and has neither
outlet nor inlet. Tho trout take to its waters
most kindly, and it is said, after reaching the
pound mark, increase a pound a year thereafter
to the limit of the lake trout's size. There is
some talk of making the lake a fishing resou
for Eastern sportsmen, and now that the South
Fork lako is gone forever, there isachanco
that Pittsburg capitalists may buy it.
At last Colonel Shepard, the astounding
editor of tho New York JlfoH and Express, has
won for a moment the sympathy of newspaper
men in general. The reverend editor offered
a prize for the best acrostic describing
the merits of his lumbering journal, and among
tho replies he printed an acrostic of a grossly
indecent character. Neither he nor the sharp
eyed Managing Editor Coates saw the foulness
in tho poem and it slipped into print. There
has been a howl going up among the select and
saintly congregation to which Colonel Shepard
appeals. Several Superintendents of Sunday
schools and other immaculate mortals have
ceased to snbscrlbo for tho paper.
The acrostic in question is not even new, hav
ing been published in Pittsburg In 1853 or 1869
In the Sunday Mail, and afterward republished
in several country papers. Whether thoJfail
knew the nature of tho acrostic I don't know,
but I do know that a certain paper of Youngs
town republished tho verses unsuspicious of
any evil therein.
So Colonel Shepard is entitled to tho sym
pathy of all decent men in the profession. The
same trick has been tried with occasional suc
cess on almost every editor. The cowardly
scavenger is beneath contempt, as he Is bejond
reach of punishment
Can it be true that Mrs. Jennoss Miller's
ideas as to dress reform having taken root
came up and blossomed before a week has
flown since she sowed them in Pittsburg?
Without making any search for such things, I
observed on Fifth avenue, and again on Fed
eral street, altogether, three women having
the outward appearance of adherence to Mrs.
Jcnness Miller's sjstein of dress. There were
the high walsted dresses, devoid of gathering
at tho belt, plain and free from superfluous
drapery, and in the walk ot the woarers there
was something that suggested an unusual freo
dom in the exercise of the limbs. Two, who
were as near being old and ill-shaped as any
women can be, did not appear to advantage in
the garments of reform; but the other ono, a
yonng, lissom creature, though far from
pretty, looked extremely well.
Probably there is tho rub. The Jenness Mil
ler dress is well enough for the well-shaped
woman, full of vitality, but is hardly tho thing
for her who is , well, not so.
FAVORABLE FINANCIAL CONDITION.
Henry Clews & Co.'s Weekly Circular In
dicates a Healthy Starker.
New York, September 10. Henry Clews &
Co.'s weekly financial circular says: "Prices
have continued to advance, mainly under the
powertul manipulations of the bull cliques,
and apparently there is little chance of any re
action until the leaders relax their grip, lie
present time is doubtless an opportunity for
which they havo long been waiting. It must bo
said, however, tint outside conditions are ex
ceptionally favoiable to an upward movement
The crop situation is exceptionally satisfac
tory, the yield of tho chief staples promising
to be large and the outlook being for their
meeting a good foreign demand. Cotton and
corn are not yet beyond danger, but the risk
diminishes each day. General trade continues
active, and reports from the far West indicate
a more uuojant feeling than usual in that sec
tion. Southern reports are also satisfactory,
the outlook for cotton and the development of
the iron industry in those sections affording
trade a healthy stimulus. The iron trade in
general is in better shape, both demand aud
prices having improved.
"In looking touard the future the prospects
in many respects aro most gratifying and en
couraging; still there remain some serious
drawbacks, which will surely assert themselves
the more severely in proportion to our present
excess. The rise, in stocks, while it may con
tinue, has been too continuous and prolonged
to bs permanent Reaction is necessary. This
fall the money market is almost sure to be a
source of difficulty, and later on, when Congress
opens, we must face renewed tariff discussion,
and a consequent disturbance to business in
terests." ATTACKED BY A G0E1LLA.
An Ohio Itlnn Meets With n Grand Surprise
in a Hoosier's Barn.
Fobt Wayne. September 10, Billy Stewart,
of this city, proprietor of the Dime Museum, is
the owner of a gorilla seven years old and
about half grown. The animal is kept in an
iron cage in Stewart's barn when the show is
not on the road. To-day a farmer, Isaiah Slade,
of Akron, O., intent upon a free look at the cu
riosity, entered tho barn and poked up the go
rilla with a stick. A loose bar in the front of
the cage had been raised to admit of a panful
of victuals, and tho enraged animal sprang at
the opening with such force that he squeezed
his war through.
Tho astonished farmer was ferociously at
tacked and knocked down. Half of his bunny
beard was torn out, his face lacerated, and the
beast had begun to crunch his arm when his
outcries attracted Showman Stewart who beat
tho gorilla with a billet of wood until ho con
sented to re-enter his cage. Dr. A. C. Boswell,
who dressed blade's wounds, pronounced them
LEFT HIS MONEY TO OLD MAIDS.
Relatives of the DecenHcd, However, Will
Try to Break Iho Wilt.
Angola, Ikd., September 10. L. B. Eaton,
an eccentric recluso living near Fremont,
Steuben county, died last spring, leaving an
estate worth fully $15,000. By tho terms of his
will his entire property was to bo evenly di
vided among the '-old maids" of Steuben
Heirs of the old gentlemen are at present
attempting to set asido the will in the Steuben
Circuit Court and tho outcome of the case is
exciting considerable speculation.
Swimming on Affidavits.
From the New York Graphic.
It is now time for a crank to get a few affi
davits and declare that he swam up Niagara
Falls. The falls have been done, by affidavits,
in every other way.
Not lllaney Enough In It for Them.
From the Cincinnati Enaulrer.l
How the public countenanco would light np
with gladness if one of those Niagara hackmen
should try to go over tbo falls.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Chnrlc Joseph Snvnry.
OTTAWA, September 10. Death from consump
tion here last night ended the tragic career of
Charles Joseph Savary, a member of the Legion of
Honor, and at one time one of the leading poli
ticians of France. The deceased came to Canada
in 1831, accompiuled by tho wire of his ex-secretary.
Savary was 41 years of age. He entered
politics when quite young, and was finally ap
pointed Deputy Minister of Justice. A clever,
scholarly man, ho won fame In the domain of
literature. He was a director in the Bank of
Jjyons, and with the institutions collapse fled to
America to avoid arrest. He was subsequently
sentenced to live years' Imprisonment, and there
are still standing against him Judgments of
8,000,000 francs. Hefore leaving Paris lc fell in
love with the handsome wife of his secretin, who
once surprised the couple In a caie and 1 eceived a
bullet which lodged fn his poefcetbook. Savary
wis accompanied to Canada by the woman, who
survives him. Uls first wife is still living in
France. Savarv Is regarded as the author or the
recent Blel rebellion In the Canadian Northwest
his writings helping to stir up the feelings ol the
0U MAIL POUCH.
Instead ol tbo Old Owl Cans,
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
The city police did a good and mighty need
ful work in ridding Pittsburg almost entirely
of that notorious old Owl Gang that infested
the Hill district and not only mado night hid
eous in nearly all 'that section between the
Cliff and the Bluff, but committed burglaries,
robberies and all sorts of depredations, to the
teror of that section. But I, as a resident of
the Hill, or its vicinity, have this complaint to
make and 1 do it publicly, hoping to secure
moro speedy rollef than through the ordinary
channels of entanglement In red tape:
EjOn Colwell and adjacent streets between
Stephenson and Elm, gangs of hoodlums, from
10 ears of age to 30, gather daily and nightly
between the hours of S and 10 orl 1, and be
have in a most disorderly manner, without
even so much as a "move on" admonition from
the police, if there bo any polloe in all that re
gion. These congregated loafers, big and lit
tle, swarm down from Wjlie avenuo and
vicinity in scores, and sometimes hundreds;
ring doorbells and run; roost on the doorsteps
of private houses; mark dwelling fronts with
chalk, etc., in hideous devices; swear at and
threaten any disgusted housewife who asks
them to get away from her premises; and, in
short make nuisances of themselves, almost
worthy of being called successors to the Owl
Some of us on the Hill are jnst green enough
to think that police were really intended to
prevent or at least break up, such disorderly
congregations as these on the public streets.
Sick people, defenseless ladles and children, or
indeed any other citizens of the neighborhood,
seem to havo no redress, except by such an ap
peal as this to Chief Brown.
Pittsboro, Scptember10, 1883.
Somo Stairs Wanted.
To th Editor of The Dispatch:
Will you kindly call the attention of tho
proper authorities, through your paper, to the
condition of Carolina street, Fourteenth ward
leading down to Linden station. Tho street
ends in an almost abrupt precipice of 100 feet
and a set of steps leading down to Second
avenuo would be a godsend to many of the
residents of the wara, and perhaps bo the
means of saving life a3 well as a lawsuit
against the city.
A petition, signed by many of the influential
residents of tho ward, was presented to our
Councilman asking for this, but it seems noth
ing was ever dono in the matter. Why can't
we get thciu beforo the winter sets in, along
with its additional dangers to the place, to say
nothing about the mud?
Pinsnuno, September 10.
Sam Patch, tho Jumper.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Was Sam Patch a myth, or did he ever jump
the Niagara Falls? L.
McKeesport, September 10.
Ho was not a myth but a veritablo In
dividual. He was born in the early part of tho
present century fn New York, and became a
sailor. He was noted for his feats of jumping
from yardarms into the sea. Ho finally found
his way to Rochester, N.Y., where he jumped
over the Genesee Falls. He then went to
Niagara and made a leap there successfully.
Tlit place is still called Sam Patch's leap. He
then returned to Rochester and erected a
scaJold 125 feet high over the Genesee Falls
and made tho jump. His body was not found
until the following spring.
Bonntlci for Killing Animals,
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Vbat bounties does the State pay for tho do
striction of wild animals? S. C.
Iraddook, September 10.
3y an act of Assembly approved April 25,
1881, it is provided that tho following sums
shall be paid by the treasurers of the several
comties of tho State for the destruction of
noiious animals: For every wolf, 810; for every
willcat $2; for every red or gray fox, 81; for
every mink, 25 cents. To secure this compen
satonthe slayer of the animal must mako
proper proof thereof beforo a Justice of the
The Colnngo of Gold.
To .lie Editor of The DIspatch.l
Is tho gold dollar still coined? What was the
coiiage of gold and silver last year? C.
lleqiieny, September 10.
The gold dollar is no longer coined, though
Its colnago has not be en suspended by law. Iu
18SS there were 18,800 coined. Last month
there were 100,000 double eagles and 03,000
eagles coined, and none of lesser denomina
tion. The total gold coinage tor 18SS was 23,
561,170. Tho silver coinage was $31,136,095.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
For the last two years I havo been unablo to
enjoy sonnd sleep at night on account of being
annoyed by dreams of all kinds. Will you bo
kind enough to tell me of some remedy or plan
by which I can overcome this habit or disease,
and once more enjoy refreshing sleep, W.
Wheeling, September 10.
Wo can do nothing for you. Consult a
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
I National Bank currency a legal tender. G.
Peteolia, Pa., September 10.
DECORATING THE APPLE TREES.
A Beautiful Custom That Is Followed by
French Feasant Girls.
From Harper's Young Feople.1
Near tho little town of La Ferte, in France
I think it is La Ferte there is an apple tree
which bears only imperfect blossoms; and the
fact having long ago been discovered, has given
rise to a very beautiful custom among the
maidens of the village. When spring time
comes, and the apple-tree bails the joyous time
with a glad burst of blossom, the maidens of
the village arm themselves with gay ribbons
and perfect blossoms from their favorite trees,
and go singing to the lonely tree which has
produced only the imperfect blossoms. Each
girl then kisses a cluster of the imperfect
blossoms with a cluster of perfect blossoms.and
m so doing dusts the former with the pollen
from the latter. She then ties a distinguishing
ribbon near to the cluster she has dusted.
The tree looks very gay when thus deco
rated, with tho pink blossoms smiling up at
heaven aud the dainty ribbons fluttering in tbo
perfume-laden air; but the best of it is when
the leaves droo like summer snow and tho
little apples begin to take shape. Then the
maidens pluck off all but the best fruit, and let
tlut take all the strength of tho tree, so that
the apples grow famously and come to per
fection. And now is seen tho strange part of
the affair. The apples, instead of being all of
one kind, are as different as the blossoms that
kissed their blossoms, the fact being that the
apple is exactly like the apple on the tree from
vthikbtho pollen-bcanngblossom was taken.
So on this one tree will be seen round, rosy
cheeked apples, long yellow apples, juicy ap
ples, mealy apples, dainty little apples, and
"monstrous big" apples. Each maiden has the
apple she wished most to have.
ON MS IV AI TO BE MARRIED.
An Aged Alabama Lawyer Is (stricken by
Apoplexy and Diet.
BinsilNonAM, Ala., September 10. Judge
James L. Borohill, an old and honored resident
of Clay county, died on his wedding day, in
Ashville, last Thursday. He was 70 years of
age, and for several months past has beeu en
gaged to marry a Mrs. Clayton, a well-to-do and
accomplished widow. Thursday was the day
set for the wedding, and 7:30 p. m. was the hour.
The license was procured, and the bride and
groom were attired in their wedding costumes.
Everybody in tho littlo town was -in the church,
and tho occasion was a gala one.
As the groom was waiting for his carrlago he
was stricken by apoplexy, aud died before the
vehicle arrived. His uiends witnessed his
burial next day instead of his wedding that
night Judge Bombill was a high Mason, and
was buried with Masonic honors.
Looking for Sitei nnd Fights.
From the Chicago News.;
The frantic attempts of the New Yorkers to
And a site for a World's Fair aro only matched
by the superhuman efforts of those two Geor
gia legislators who are roaming over the South
in search of a site for a duel.
A Cbnnco to Distinguish Himself.
From the Philadelphia Times.:
II Sullivan would undertake to knock out
the jobs that usually get through Congress,
Boston couldn't do better than to send him to
A Very Llttln Satisfies.
From tho New York World. 3
There will bo no extra session of Congress.
Thanks, gentlemen. The regulation thing is
quite enough, ,
OUR CITY OP THE DEAD.
Interesting Facts la tho History of Alle
gheny Cemetery 'The Churchyards of
Long Ago First Project for a Public
Burial Place Reminiscences nnd Statis
tics. IWBITTJtJf TOE TOT DISPATCH. J
A half century ago the Pittsburg church re
garded a burial place as essential as a house of
worship. Through the first two generations
of this city's Hie, "God's acre" was as much a
consideration with pious folk as God's house.
Our old churches, when organized, at once
made arrangements for a place to lay away
their dead. In the Trinity and First Presby
terian churchyards many of tho "rude fore
fathers of the hamlet sleep." The old German
Reformed Church, on Bmlthfleld and Sixth,
avenue, had Its burial place running along
MUtenberger's alley to Strawberry alley, sur
rounded by a stone wall. This has given way
to a solid business block. The Second Presby
terian Church, on Diamond alley, where the
Marshall foundry now stands, was a noted
burial place for pioneers.
The Methodists of "Brimstone Corner," not
being able to find room around their church,
provided a burial place where the Union depot
now stands, and the gravestones along the hill
side between the site of the depot and tho
High School building will be remembered by
old-timers as one of the features of the old
city. Tho Oak Alley church, over. which Dr.
Black presided as Bishop many a long year.had
and still has Its graveyard, where a tew of the
pioneers aro yet sleeping.
Several Old Cemeteries.
The noted United Presbyterian preachers of
the olden time, Drs. Bruce and Kerr, whose
churches were on Cherry alley, one square
apart, and fronting on Seventh avenue, the
other on Sixth avenue, were also forced to go
beyond the city limits for a burial place, acd
the spot selected by them is now occupied by
the Forbes school building.
It will not require a very long memory to re
call the Kerr and Bruce church bnrying
grounds, with their tangled thipkets, sunken
graves and tumble-down headstones, which
wore well out in tho country a half century ago.
These graveyards were on what was called tho
Fourth street road, Fitth avenue at that time
running into Grant's Hill and suddenly termi
nating at the rear of St Paul's Cathedral.
Well, this, as preachers might say, is all in
troductory to the main topic the origin and
growth of Allegheny Cemetery.
Along in the thirties Pittsburg began to give
evidence that it was bound to be one of tbo
great commercial and manufacturing centers
of the land. During that decade it began to
put off village and town airs, and concluded to
be a city. The graveyards ot the old town, laid
nut by Bayard and Craig at the close of the
Revolution, were found to be not equal to their
An Early Project.
As early as 1831 the project of a cemetery was
agitated, and one of the principal agitators was
Br. James R. Speer, who was at that day one of
Pittsburg's foremost physicians, and who. still
lives, though he passed the foor-score-and-ten
mile post several years ago
Tho panic of 1837 gave a check to all Pitts
burg enterprises, and not until 1844 did the
cemetery project assume a tangible form. In
the early spring of that year a meeting was
held in the First Presbyterian Church, over
which Dr. Herron presided, to devise ways and
means for better buria: facilities. At this meet
ing it was concluded that the cemetery Pitts
burg wanted was too large for any one church
to father, and so a public meeting of citizens
was called at Philo Hall, with a view to a gen
eral burial place. At the Philo Hall meeting a
committeo was appointed to perfect plans.
This committee was composed of the following
persons whose names were household words in
this city a generation ago: Thomas Bakewell,
William Eichbaum, Wilson' McCandless, Fred
erick Lorenz and Dr. James R. Speer.
Under tho direction of this committee a
charter was obtained from the Legislature and
signed by David R. Porter, Governor, April 24,
1841. The organization was completed with
luuuaru ciuuie, jrresiaent: jMatnaniei noimes.
Treasurer; Thomas J. Bigham, Secretary, and
the following managers: Charles Avery. Wil
son McCandless, John H. Sboenberger, James
R. Speer, Thomas Bakewell, Thomas M. Howe.
Some of the Subscribers.
A subscription was started and 83 names were
scoured, who gave their obligations to the
amount of 3,075. The highest subscriptions
were $500, of which there were two, Peter and
John H. Sboenberger, father and son. General
Moorhead, who subscribed $100, used to say
that if he had been called upon to pay up his
subscription at once it would have given him
some trouble, and required some economizing.
In looking after a cemetery site there was
for a time a difficulty in deciding between Oik
land and Lawrenceville. Where the handsome
residence of Charles J. Clarke now stands came
very near being the burial place for our dead.
It was, however, after long deliberation deter
mined to buy tho Bayard homestead, a 100-acre
tract which seemed to meet the demand better
than any other spot This tract was purchased
in the autumn of 1844 for 50,000, with very lib
eral terms as to payments. On the 10th of June,
1843, John Cbislett was chosen Superintendent
and at once made the old Bayard mansion bis
home, which he occupied until his death in
On the 26th of September, 1815, was the first
salo of lots. There were 93 lots sold at this
time aggregating $0,335. Tho first burial was
that of Mrs. Bnggs, daughter of George Bay
ard, from whom the grounds were purchased.
Mrs. Bnggs was laid to rest on the lawn in
front of the old home where she had spent the
happy days of childhood, and those who are
curious to know where the first grave in tbo
Allegheny Cemetery was dug, can easily find it
on the slope to the west of the Avery monu
ment Dr. Lea, of Lawrenceville, was the
officiating clergyman at Mrs. Briggs' funeral.
Other Purchases Blndr.
The original 100 acres which comprised the
Allegheny Cemetery havo grown to 270 acres.
Lands belonging to Biddle, Mowry, Sample,
Young, Shoenberger and others have been
added until now Pittsburg has a burial ground
unsurpassed by any. Greenwood and Spring
Grove are larger, but for variety of scenery, it
is doubtful if there is anywhere on the earth a
more attractive burial place than the Allegheny
A lady who visited here a few years ago called
at the office of Superintendent Pcrring and
said: "1 have been ail day wandering through
your cemetery. I have a hobby, and It is to
visit burial places. There is scarcely a great
cemetery in tho world I have not vHited, and 1
must say that I have never yet visited as pretty
a resting place for the dead as this one." In
tho tune of the Senior John Chislett's sunerin
tendency a number of the directors of Green
wood went over tho grounds and gave similar
The number of Interments In the Allegheny
Cemetery up to June 1, 1SS9, was 32,000. There
had been received up to that date 1,076,MG tor
lots sold and $311,03o on interest account Ibe
available assets ot the cemetery are in round
numbers $357,000 alter an expenditure in the
past two or three years of $120,000 for tbo new
gate bouse on Penn avenue and grounds ad
joining. Valuo of Lots Sold.
Abont one-third of the ground now owned
has been sold for burial purposes. The Shoen
berger property comprising about 17 acres,
which was purchased a few years ago, cost
more than the 253 acres which bad been pre
viously purchased, the price paid being $3,000
per acre against the S500paid to George Biyard
for the property adjoining in 1844. The highest
price received for lots of 3,C00 square feet is
$10,000. A number have been sold at this price.
The amount secured for iptermenu since the
organization is iu round numbers $230,000. For
labor there has been paid out $462,000 and for
other expenses 8301,000. The present Board of
Ditectors aro Felix Brunot, Frank Bissell,
Charles J. Clarke. S. C. Mct'analesd, Charles E.
Speer, John Harper.-
William Thaw, recently deceased, was for
many j ears an active member of the Doard.
Dr. Speer, who has been identified with tho
cemetery from its start is secretary, and John
Pernng, who succeeded the younger Cbislett,
has lor tho past ten years or more filled the
office of Superintendent.
It is doubtlnl it any of Pittsburg's institu
tions hate been better managed than our great
city of the dead from its organization up to tho
present time. The right men have been in the
right place. L H. Y.
JUST A PICTURE.
Just a picture, faint and faded,
Just a picture, nothing more.
Just a face from days departed.
Just a thought of all that's o'er.
But 't brought back all the heartaches,
And It brought bai-k all the tears.
And It showed the future footsteps,
Through a vale of sighs and tears.
Just a careless, heedless sentence,
Just a look, and that was all;
Just a cruel, scathing quarrel.
Just an unkind word let fall.
And tho future years are length entng,
With the shadows far ahead.
And the heart within ! ti1ed.
And the hopes oflife aro dead.
Just a picture, faint ana faded.
Just a picture, nothing more:
Jnst a face from days Departed,
Just a thought of all that's o'er.
Margie JC. Bell v Atlanta Constitution.
' MJN8 OF THE METR0FOWS.
Pranks of Loose EleetrieHy.
tNEW YOBX BUBXAD" SPECIALS. 1
New Yoee, September 10. At i o'clock this
morning the wind blew down the eleetrlo light
apparatus over the furniture storo of. William
Frltsehke, In'Graad street The broken electric
wire fell upon the tin roof of the store. In a
minute the runaway current had charged tfee
tin roof and scudded aronnd the block, and mi
playing all sorts of pranks. It ran down tbo
eavespipe and into Mrs. Skelly's fruit stand.
Mrs.Skelly.who had been asleep against the pipe
fell over her wares In hoi efforts to get away.
James Hunt, in helping her to her feet, steadied
himself cy grasping an awning rail on
the front of the building. He tried to let go
of the rail and Mrs. Bkelly tried to let go of
him, but both stuck fast Their cries' brought
two policemen, who got them loose. The row
in the street brought Mrs. Frltsehke to the
window. Bhe began to open her shutters. In
a second she was stuck fast and screaming.
Her little boy caught her loose hand and stuck
to it, kicking and crying. Mrs. Frltsehke
eventually got loose and got all her children
from the electrified flat into the street
In the meantime the gutters aud wet
street became so charged with elec
tricity that the people attracted by
the racket danced somo lively jigs.
A cast'iron spout in No. 349 spouted white and
bine fire, and blue fire played in a sporadic way
all over the block. Asboestore three doors
below the furniture store was set on fire. The
fire department was summoned with great
difficulty, as the loose electricity had got the
fire alarm out of order. The flames were ex
tinguished after about $4,000 damage had been
done, and linemen corraled the wire which bid
been electrifying the whole block.
Sirs. Kelly Has Triplets.
Mrs. James Kelly, of Jersey City, has just
borne triplets, a boy and two girls. Together
the babies weigh 21 pounds. They are healthy
and physically -perfect Mrs. Kelly is 38 years
old. She married Mr. Kelly 15 years ago, and
had nine children before the arrival of the
triplets. Kelly, until recently, worked fn a
sugar house on Essex street, but Is now out of
Three Distinguished Republicans.
General Russell A. Alger, Murat Halstead
and John M. Langston, the famous colored
orator of Virginia, passed to-day in the city.
General Alger received the most calls. About
every half hour throughout the day some big
Republican went to the Fifth Avenue Hotel to
talk politics with him and congratulate him
upon his election to the commandership of the
G. A. R. General Alger had a great deal
to say to reporters about the G. A. R.,
and how he loved it, but refused to talk
stralgbtout politics. Murat Halstead
thought Foraker would be elected and
was sure that some able Republican would suc
ceed Senator Payne. Who that able Republican
would probably be, he was too modest to say.
Mr. Langston gave his opinion of the Virginia
situation at length to every one who questioned
him. He gave out that he disliked Mahone, but
would support him because Quay wished it He
figured outa probable majority of 20,000 for the
straight Republican ticket Mr. Langston will
begin stumping Ohio shortly in the interest of
Two Mulatto Girls Quarrel.
Several months ago Millie Hamilton and
Gussie Hall, mulattoes, quarrelled about their
common lover at a ball. Millie got him. As
she left the hall with him, Gussie caught her
by the back hair, and cut a deep gash In her
cheek with a razor. The girl was disfigured for
life by the wound, and she swore she wonld
have revenge. Late last night she called the
Hall girl Into her roomshut and locked the
door, and prepared to carve her with a razor.
The Hall girl snatched up the lighted lamp
and felled her opponent to the floor with it
The lamp broke, and the blazing oil sot fire to
tho Hamilton girl's clothes. She was bait
roasted before a policeman, summoned by her
screams, extinguished the flames. "Bhe was
taken to a hospital, where she is dying.
Story of an Australian.
Jacob Wilson, a-Brooklyn real estate dealer
of considerable wealth, was greatly troubled
years ago by tho wild pranks and general
wortblessness ol his only son, JaeoD Wilson.
Jr. To get rid of the dissipated young iillow,
Wilson, Sr., encouraged him to marry a saloon
keeper's daughter. On the wedding day Wil
son, Sr., gave to his daughter-in-law $15,000 as
compensation for Tier prospective efforts to
care for his son, and to his son $1,500 annual In
come, with which to support the family. In
18S3 old Mr. Wilson died. His daughter-in-law
at once got a divorce from her husband, and
had him packed off to Australia. Then she in
some way got hold of the $75,000 willed to her
former husband by his father. Wilson, who
has jnst returned from Australia, says she
secured the money by fraud, and has engaged
a lawyer to bring suit
A Goat Ato tho Boots.
An amusing incident occurred during the
late fire in Williamsburg. A fireman con
nected with truck No. 5 had put a pair of rub
ber boots on the sidewalk, intending to put
them on at the first opportunity. At the most
critical point of the fire he was informed that
his boots were being devoured by a gigantic
Billy goat. Thinking that this was Intended as
a joke, he paid no attention to it When he
was relieved from duty and went to find his
boots, he was surprised to see the goat finish
ing up on the red flannel which lined the boots.
One boot had entirely disappeared, and the
other was half devoured.
H0GGISHKESS DOESN'T PAT.
A Kicker Ousted From a Car ts Make
Room tor Another.
From the London Conrt Journal, j
"Will you kindly allow me to standi" asked
a gentleman as be got into a railway carriage,
which carriage already contained the specified
'Certainly not, sir," exclaimed a passenger
occupying a corner seat near the door. "The
way these trains arepvercrowdedis shameful."
"As you appear to be the only person who
objects to my presence," replied the gentleman,
"I shall remain where I am."
"Then I shall call the guard and have you re
Suiting the action to the word the aggrieved
passenger rose, and putting bis Lead ont of the
window, vociferously summoned the guard.
The new-comer saw his opportunity and quiet
ly slipped into the corner seat
What's up t" inquired the guard as he opened
the carriage door.
"One over the number," replied the new
"You must como out, sir; the train's going
on," and without waiting for further explana
tion the guard pulled out the aggnoved passen
ger, who was left wildly gesticulating on the
A peculiar charge was mado in tho Police
Court at Williamsport the other day. William
H. Taylor, colored boy, was arrested for the
larceny of a locomotive. The iron horse was
standing on a Northern Central side track, and
during tho temporary absence ot the engineer
the urchin entered the cab and opened the
throttle. Tho engine started and a train hand
barely succeeded In jumping aboard and stop
ping it in time to avoid a collision. The boy
Some Columbia residents amused themselves
at a pronunciation bee a few nights ago.
Four hundred dollars for charity was netted
by a baseball game at Harrisburg between re
porters and policemen. A girl was umpire.
Steatton Wise, of West Chester, came
down stairs early on Friday morning to find a
drunken man asleep in his parlor.
Nine ears ofcorn grew in a bnnch on a sin
gle stalk on the farm of John Wambaugh near
Two little Reading girls were walking along
the street when a 100-pound column fell over
An Ohis town was thrown into a fever of ex
citement by the appearance, evening after
ovenlng, ot ghostly figures and strango lights.
The mystery was made plain the other evening
by the discovery that small boys, wrapped in
sheets and carrying pumpkin lanterns, were
responsible for the scare.
A handsome young girl In a West Virginia
town owns and drives a horse that has a 2.30
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SeteL fer iMMtaft m wMe ettf, ,
An Mimtre, XM.C Jdy 9$ tmm oT
to..1!! SAkUl1tfaL. .i U.l.l..
M.560 pieees. -,
A swa is BeatsbrieVre, Ha., Jws s ,'
flreleffeAaale. Ittstmte wife etfe& -,
A wtliea of New Bfaaswtor, ; J.,
had strawberries growing la Ms reiea; is t&e
opea sir, last week.
Hereafter the boaU carried hy AWaatie
steamers, instead of beteg made of waed, wM
be saade of steel, is one pieee. ;-'...
AtTJnadilla, Mlei., a farmer's Uetkejt
got into a dispute with his bees, aad the rssalt
was that 17 turkeys were killed. - '
-The first section of the railway fee
Pekln toChlaklang has progressed mIkm
having tenders made for its eessfeseMea.- Tke
sura estimated for rails aadstaste tMstee'
David B. Robartaea has a -,.
fill .... Vl .MfA. a v... i.-r.
stands 9M feet high. Is U Inches la o4reafr
enee at the gretad, and has 115 large Mossoms'
una many oejas oa n.
A mam ia Orien, Mioh., hat dissevered
a sure care for rattleseake bite, aadfctoa't tke
kind carried in a Nasi twHtte, eitfcer. Hie steg
Was bttton In ba babMi hv a ...-- -j t
ten minutes had a headonhta likes aMie
iic, uut lae man uopea ana sainrasea 4S'
with kerosene and the dog recovered. . .- 5
Martin Tynan, of Philadelphia, as
eineer on tho Rjuuiino pttpoaif hd c
BAmbulIst hal n-.,,. ... ha... '':'J
w " " v cnvnpv uuuuuj iuuiil1
lnViHe aro, " hia sleep about 3 o'eteek. as. v
.1. j j , uo rooB,piacea aowur DSMfe,
Jnniped out He fell to the gToa4 fcitewr
euuMug ra uu ises. jae was not asaea
A son of John Gansel, nine aSes fre"
Cass City, Mich., thought he was a MOer, bat
while he was at It the other Mr Mfet8fag
smashed his instrument into L680 sHvers and
tore off one of his shoes. They say lightning
never strikes twice In the same place, bet the
neighbors say If It has any sense it will la tail
ease if Gansel gets to fiddling again.
Two mysterious individuals from Is- .
dianapolis arrived In Louisville Saturday
night and returned Sunday, after the perform
ance of a mterion rattier out of the ordinary.
They were professional hunters of English
sparrows, and fully 3,068 of the small birds
were taken back by them, to be soW, to the In
dianapolis gun clubs or to trap shooters of that
On Friday of last week WHMe Brede,
whowas following after theplowoa Ms talker's
farm, near Orion, Mich., discovered, a fetof
turtle eggs, which be carefully gathered if aad
buried in a bed of warm sand, where tbef were"
batched out on Wednesday last aneag tfcei
brood being one with two heads. The twof
beads do not seem to save the same notfesa a
them, and there is frequently a struggle to see
which way the legs shall carry them. "- ;
A curious and significant exhibition
will be opened in Cologne on Jane 1,19,
namely, an "International Exhibition of ansa.
Instruments, etc, serving to Illustrate the art
of warfare, and bearing in any way oa the con
dition of troops or armies.'Nothlsgot a secret
or specially German nature will be s&ewo, such
as the new powder, or any invention whkh
could give a wrinkle to foreign powers, bat all
improvements effected or suggested ia food,
uniform, ammunitions, military velocipedes,
carrier pigeons, and other military lMtrasieau
will be welcomed
"Wayna county, N. Y., raises more
peppermint than any other place in the country.
The business of raising It and distiliisg the oil
was begun by a Yankee peddler 60 years ago.
The farmers ot that county cultivate the mint,
and 150,000 pounds of oil is now distilled from
their crop in favorable seasons. The pepper
mint crop Is not one that returns a fancy profit
to the farmer, but If he can get $2 a pound for
his oil, below which the price seldom, if ever,
goes, he realizes a good return. Twenty-uvo
pounds of oil to the acre is the lowest general
average of the crop. It is not an uncommon
thing for the oil to command S3 a pound, and
the pries has oeen as high as 35.
The fascinating game of draw poker will
be more popular this winter in Washington
among tb,6 fashionable women than ever ce
before. Several new poker clubs will be organ
ized. The ladies play for bonbons, gloves, etc
etc., and very often for cash. The games are,
as a rule, for a small limit but they get as
mucn enjoyment out of them as If thousands
enansed bands. The wife of one of. tho San- . .
,atoxs was much worried because, her hasband "?
lost so mucn ai poser, ana aeierminea mat u
he must play and must lose he should play with
her. and she would benefit by his losing. She
learned the game thorongbly, surrounded her f
table with good players, and a handsome lot in
the northwestern part of town is the result of
her venture: and she is still winning probably
playing with an idea of putting a house qn her
A novel industry has recently been
started on the Combahee river, in the lower
part of South Carolina, on a rice plantation.
A local hunter starts out in his boat about
dusk every night with his gun. When it is qui to
dark he lights a bull's-eye lantern and ties It to
his forehead. This enables him to see alliga
tors a distance of 100 yards, lying on the bank,
so that he is enabled to come within very close
range before shooting them. He Is a good shot,
and kills on an average about ten alligators
every night After the hunt the skins are
taken off and packed with salt in barrels. The
tail is sold to negroes, who prize it highly. The
skins are shipped to a firm in Jacksonville, Fla.,
where they realize about 75 or 80 cents each.
The hunter buries the head of every alligator
he kills, and in a few months the teeth fall out
or will come out with little trouble, and com
mand a good price.
A Polish woman, Mrs. Molafsky, of
Detroit whose 4-months-old baby died the
other day. had a curious dream. To the neigh
bors Mrs. Molafsky said that a short time be
fore the birth ot the child she dreamed that
she and some friends were looking at the sky,
when she saw a white thing in the air fly
around like a charmed bird that could not get
away from its charmer. It gradually canie
down until she made it out to be a white dove.
It came on down gradually, making its graceful
rounds shorter and shorter until It flattered to
her face and lit upon her shoulder. In a few
days her child was born. About a week ago
Mrs. Molafsky had another remarkable dream,
but this time the snowy white dove took its
departure Irom her shoulder, and fluttering
around and around, it ascended higher and
higher into the azure blue until It was lost to
sight She thought nothing more of the occur
rence until Friday, when the death of the child
brought a realization of the omen.
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
It's odd how much food a horse can fo
without and still he no faster. -Merchant Trav
eler. "It is queer." said the deaf mute, "I
can't remember his name. I have it right on the
end of mr fingers, too. Detroit Xtwt.
"Love levels all things." Perhaps so;
but It has been noticed that its tendency is not to
make the head level. .Boston Courier.
A Kon-Sequitur. Proud Mother O,
John, the baby can walk.
Cruel Father-Good. He can walk the floor with
himself at night then. Detroit Kew,
A Sore Test. Mrs. Cadwaller Is that
an Interesting book your daughter is re adlng?
Mrs. Brown-It mast be. I saw her reading the
end of it berore she had got through the first
chapter .JirakCs Magatine.
A Mean Insinnendo-. "Come, dear, and
help me select a bonnet Two beads are better
"Not when you are buying bonnets, by a long
shot One Is as much as I can afford." Ditroit
Social Triumphs. Miss Gotham Does
Mary MInkum, who went to school with me, move
In the best society In Chicago?
Mrs. Xakeilde (of Chicago) Dear me. yes. All
of her husbands have been pork .pacxers. Sea
Young Miss Wilgns Where aro yon go
The Kev. Mr. Wilgus To the temperance meet
ing. We Intend to Inaugurate a movement to
save the young men of the country.
Younz Miss Wilgns Try and save a real nice
one forme, will yon, papa dear? Terre Mcmte Ex
press. Down to Hard Facts. Testy Old Gent
Hnht Do you think you can support my daughter
In the style to which she has been accustomedri ,' ' ,
YounrSnltor-WeU.no; butl can support her
In the style to which her mother was accustomed
for a good many years after she married yoo.
Old Gent-(subdued) Take her, my sou. take
her. Sew Jork Weekly.
Could Recommend It Jobson (to his
druggIst)-Wo have Just finished the first bottle of
Dr. Helpem's Wonderful Itellcf.
Jobson-It has deprived my wife of the power
Drugslst (alarmed)-areat heavens! You won't
sue us, I hope.
Jobson-No. sir; I want a bottle lor my mother-
In-law, Drake's Magazine,