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Vol. 44. No. 118. Entered at l'lttsburg l'ostofflce,
2ot ember 14, 1887, as second-class matter.
Business Offlce97 and 99 Fifth Avenue.
News Booms and Publishing House75,
77 and 79Dlamond Street.
TJStcrn Advertising Offlce, Koom 48, Tribune
Huildinjr, New York.
Average net circulation of tbe dally edition of
Tun DISIMTC1I for six months ending August 31,
1SS9. as sworn to before City Controller,
Copies per Issue.
Average net circulation or the Sunday edition of
TnE Disr-ATCII for three months ending August
Copies rcr Issue.
TERMS OF THE DISPATCH.
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fOcents per week.
PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. SEP. 13. 1S89.
A GEEAT GALE.
Glad is the news that comes from the Jer
sey coast, glad though not devoid of terror
and sadness. In the light of the reports at
first received from Atlantic City, it seemed
as if a greater catastrophe than that which
wrought ruin and death in the valley of the
Conemaugh was about to overwhelm the
last battalions of the great army of health
and pleasure seekers at the sea side. This
fear has happily been proven unfounded
and the suspense is over, for yesterday the
protecting arms of the railroads were able to
touch the assaulted city and the garrison is
being carried away in safety.
The storm has done immense damage on
a long line of seaboard. The great pleasure
resorts of 2Cew York usually grouped under
the common name of Coney Island have
been annihilated almost; the more stylish
villas rind boulevards of Long Branch have
been battered terribly, and so on down the
coast till Pittsburg's summer suburb, At
lantic City, is reached, there is one continu
ous picture of desolation and distress. There
have been many lives lost, but not nearly
so many as might have been expected. Un
happily, however, the reports on this point
are not all in. It is likely that marine dis
asters will prove to have been plentiful in
the path of the cyclone.
In the matter of extraordinary weather,
attended by fatal and costly results to tbe
inhabitants of thi: continent, the year 1889
is distinguishing itself. There is time for
more weather yet, more's the pity.
3EWAEE OP THE BAEEISTESS.
In the lawyer we are more inclined to
look for sagacity, shrewdness and sub
tlety than absolute unblushing audacity.
The challenge, however, which the lawyers
have hurled at the newspaper men a second
time savors strongly of audacity. Though
but two suns have set upon the gory field
where the newspaper men everlastingly
smashed the lawyers at the game of base
ball, the vanquished are once more to the
front with a challenge to a second contest
"We advise the gentlemen of the press to
proceed cautiously. The first papers in the
case are apparently straight the praecipe,
that is, reveals no pit tails, but when the
parties get into court a surprise may be
sprung upon the defendants of the cham
pionship. Our suspicions are aroused by the clause
-tacked onto the challenge in which it is
suggested that the vanquished parties shall
at their own proper charge feast the victors.
"What does this mean? Even as Sergeant
Buzluzz smelt an evil affection in the Pick
wickian allusion to "tomato sauce," so
ought this corollary about a dinner to make
the newspaper heroes wary. There is noth
ing so fearful in this world as a famished
lawyer. A tiger is tame compared to him.
"With tbe sight of covers for nine before his
mind's eye, 'each man in that team of bar
risters will become reckless and relentless
in his efforts for victory. "We tremble to
think ot what new horrors this second con
test may contain. Have the ornaments of
the bar secured some new descendants of
Ananias, entire worthy of their famous an
cestor, to act as umnires? Or have they
evolved some new process of law by which
the pitcher of the newspaper nine may be
restrained from delivering unhittable balls?
An injunction, preliminary, ot course, might
be obtained to stop every journalistic bats
man from slugging the ball for three bases
every time he came to the bat, if some par
tisan Judge were held conveniently on the
In fact so many awful possibilities encloud
this audacious challenge that we advise the
ttntamed newspaper sluggers to go slow.
1"HE TEHSI0N TEHP0EABILY BELIEVED.
Commissioner Tanner yesterday obliged
the administration by stepping down and
out He took with him, however, the Presi
dent's ccnificate to his honesty. This re
lieves the tension for the time; but the
troubles of the Corporal's successor have
not yet begun. Nobody was ignorant that
the Corporal was a stentorian and diffusive
talker; that his views on the duty of the
Government to provide pensions for vet
erans, with all the expedition and liberality
the laws permitted, were of the most pro
nounced sort; that he was not particular
about consulting his superiors before ex
pressing himself. But when all this has
been said, and when it is further admitted
that possibly the methods of his administra
tion were not those of the cool and im
passive business sort it is still significant
that no charges of pensions illegally or
fraudulently allowed or increased are
The change in the office might, super
ficially, therefore be taken to imply that it
is not the spirit or results of its administra
tion but the methods which are to alter. If
this be so, the person who steps into Tan
ner's shoes will find it anything but an easy
matter to satisfy the demands and expecta
tions of the veterans aroused by the party
pledges and by Tanner's brief regime, with
out costuming to knock "a hole in the sur
plus." The administration has happened upon its
first serious difficulty. President Harrison
seems to wish to carry out the pledges
of his party to the old soldiers;
but he has found that the powers of the Com
missioner, under the existing laws, if used
to the fullest in tbe interest of the veterans
will produce fiscal results that the legis
lators of his party refuse to shoulder. If
the Corporal had Knocked no "hole in the
surplus" had raised no troubling specters
of "deficiencies" it is hard to believe that
his speeches and interviews would have led
to more than admonition or reprimand.
Even the alleged laxity of his methods in
business respects might have been remedied
by tbe suggestion of better ways. But the
alarming cost of his programme frightened
the administration. Evidently his suc
cessor will be expected to bring consider
ations of economy as well as other virtues
to the post Meanwhile, the Grand Army
and other organizations of the veterans will
not be less urgent than before for the most
liberal interpretation of the laws governing
allowances and in comporting himself re
sponsively to the two conflicting ideas, the
new Commissioner is reasonably sure to en
counter a flood of criticism either from
within or without.
If President Harrison can tide over the
period till Congress meets, without encounr
tering new storms on the pensions question,
he will be lucky, indeed. That .august
body, in fairness, should then relieve the
Executive from further difficulty by revis
ing its legislation and making such ex
plicit and intelligent provisions as can be
carried out without such unedifying con
flicts and confusion as the past three months
STOCKS AND STABILITY.
The renewal of commentaries concerning
the embarrassed condition of Johns Hop
kins University from the suspension of divi
dends on the Baltimore and Ohio stock
which forms the endowment, renders it per
tinent to point out one or two facts that are
likely to be overlooked. In the first place
the representation that the institution is left
with nothing but "worthless stock" on its
hands, and that there is a likelihood of the
Baltimore and Ohio going into bankruptcy,
are either exaggerated or the promptings of
interested mendacity. There is no railroad
system in the country which contains better
hope of solvency than the Baltimore and
Ohio. Its property is worth more in pro
portion to its capitalization than that of any
other railroad of equal size in the'eountry.
Its net earnings are large, and promise a
resumption of dividends in the future. It
has been embarrassed by mismanagement,
and that embarrassment has been magnified
by those who were interested in wrecking
the corporation. But to represent the Bal
timore and Ohio stock as worthless and the
endowment oi the Johns Hopkins Uni
versity as entirely wiped out, is wholly apart
from the truth.
There is, of course, a great deal of force in
the assertion that this proves the impro
priety of making railroad stocks the founda
tion of endowments. The deduction is per
tinent, under the present conditions of
railroad management; but entirely fails to
draw the lesson of the folly and criminality
of the railroad policy which makes its stock
fluctuating and uncertain, instead of endow
ing it with the stability ot Government
bonds. There is no interest in the country
which has more capabilities of soundness
and reliability than the railroad business.
The fluctuation of gross earnings per mile
of railroad on the entire system for the past
five years has not exceeded five per cent,
with the exception of one year, when it
was a little less than ten. Those in
net earnings have not exceeded one
fifth. These fluctuations have in nine
cases out of ten been caused by the
abuses of the system. "When railroad
managers will manipulate their own stocks,
or attack the prosperity of others to carry
out their own schemes; when railroad wars
are waced expressly for the purpose of
crippling competing roads so as to drive
them into combinations, and when great
capitalists attack the credit of a corporation
avowedly to drive it into obedience to the
dictates of other lines, it is no wonder that
railroad stocks are not suitable for endow
ments. But the stupidity and criminality
which takes them out of the category of
solid investments and invests them with
the nature of gambling tools is none the
Railroad stocks ought to be stable; and
the surest way to make them so, is to make
the action of competition so free and uni
versal that dishonesty and incapacity will
be subjected to its natural and salutary
penalty of extinction.
PBOTECTIOH" FOB PAVEMEKTS.
A dispute has arisen between the city au
thorities of Philadelphia and one of the
corporations that are generally supposed to
have as much authority as the authorities,
that should not be without instruction to
other cities. Several streets have recently
been improved with new and good pave
ments. So sooner have these pavements
been completed than an electric company
comes along and wishes to tear up the pave
ment in order to lay an underground con
duit The Director o! Highways forbids
them to do it, and the fight has reached high
The action of the city official is certainly
timely as a protest againat the destruction
of streets by tearing up the pavements,
within a year or two alter they arc put down,
for the purpose of laying subterranean pipes
and conduits. One reason why our streets
are poorly paved is the constant repetition
of this act, with the inevitable result that
the relaid pavement is not in line with older
parts. There is a great deal of wanton
neglect about the matter. The principal
street now under improvement will as it is
built up require gas, water, natural gas and
sewer connections at intervals of nearly
every filty feet in front of the vacant prop
erty. Unless provision is maae for extend
ing these connections to the street line before
the pavement is laid that costly work will
be damaged CO per cent wherever the street
is built up. Yet nothing has been done so
far to secure what might easily be provided
for, that all these connections should be ex
tended before the pavement is laid.
There may be some excuse for tearing up
pavements when the advance of improve
ments calls for new and unforeseen under
ground structures. But to omit the precau
tions against the damage which anyone can
foresee, is the kind of stupidity that is
A JEOFHET'S POOR BECOBD.
A prophet is not without honor save in
his own country. Upon this truth Lewis
B. Grccnsladc, otherwise "Lewis the
Light," can now reflect with mournful satis
faction. For eighteen years Mr. Green
slade has been following the trade of a
prophet So thoroughly has he been en
gaged in exploring the future that his wife
asserts he has never attempted to support
her and their three children. It has come
to pass, therefore, that Mrs. Greenslade has
obtained a decree of divorce from "Lewis,
the Light," with 5 a week alimony to boot.
"Whether Mr. Greenslade prophesied that
this event would take place we are unaware,
but it certainly would have been an easy
There are not a few prophets, evangelists
and spiritual hhepherds who reveal in their
lives a curious contempt for their obliga
tions. They are so busy with the future,
with the messages of heaven, and with the
care of other sheep, that they forget the
present, their earthly duties, and the preser
vation of their own souls. As to Mr.
Greenslade's prophecies we are bnt slightly
informed, but however accurate and mo
mentous they may have been, we think he
would have better applied his energies to
the support of his family in some such
lowly way as breaking stone than in antici
pating events. Unless the prophet be illu
minated by a Higher Power, in which case
the being so blessed would not overlook his
duty as a man, we think he is a superfluous
nuisance to the world. It is a great deal
better to be a good husband, a hard worker
and a patriotic citizen than a humbug with
a fine sounding name.
The condition of Pittsburg's trade can be
contemplated with uncommon satisfaction.
Conservative observers believe that the iron
business will continue to improve, not fever
ishly, but steadily. Other indications of a
lively fall trade arc plentiful. The rail
roads complain that they have not enough
cars to carry away all Pittsburg's products,
and echoes of the complaint elsewhere show
that the country at large is unusually pros
perous. One of the stoutest of Pittsburg's pioneers
passed away -yesterday. Captain James
Bees served this community abundantly
and bravely, and the effect of his handiwork
will not cease to be felt for many long years, rj
For the sake of science as well as for
personal and patriotic reasons, The Dis
patch trusts that the domestic affliction of
Kev. Dr. Holland will not prevent his
serving as naturalist in the expedition to
the west coast of Africa. There is hardly a
man to he found in the whole country so ad
mirably fitted to perform this valuable duty
Queex Victoria's tour through "Wales
recently has not persuaded Taffy to forego
his desire for the abolition of the Estab
lished Churah. Common sense and determi
nation are not Welsh rare-bits.
Tnnnn seem to be what may be called
slight discrepancies between the statements
of Secretary Xoble, Corporal Tanner and
Private Secretary Elijah Halford as to the
Pension office disturbance. It is grievous
to hear such exalted personages giving each
other the lie, even though the form of the
gift be sugar-coated.
Poor Britishers! Mrs. Langtry says she
is going to compel them to acknowledge her
talent as an actress before she returns to
America. It is lucky for us that John Bull
The discovery of arsenions acid in most of
the glycerine bought by Prof. Siebold, of
Kewcastle, England, may not throw new
light on the Maybrick poisoning case, but
if it does so in a way favorable to Mrs.
Maybrick, she will rejoice that she was not
hanged. Acquittal after death is not satis
factory. Pittsburg j ust now has a monopoly of
the weather issued to tbe United States.
Perhaps itjias not rained here because the
baseball club is away.
The hotheaded irreconcilables in the
South seem bent on calling the attention of
the country to their lack of common de
cency and common sense. The Georgians
who thrust out a party of colored preachers
from a railroad car with murderous violence
ought to be made to feel the hand of the
The Pittsburg Baseball Club is not
losing games at present. It is hard, bnt
what is a club to do when it rams all the
Atter having been almost destroyed by
too much water Johnstown is now in danger
of disaster from having too little. Her
reservoirs are nearly empty and rain will
be as great a blessing to tbe city in Septem
ber as it was a curse in Mav.
PUBLIC PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
The Princo of Wales calls his daughter
General M. C. Meigs says that wo shall be
found by tlio census of 1S90 to have 67,210,000
people in the United States.
Max Strakoscii, who brought somo of the
most brilliant singers to this country that ever
left the other side of the Atlanticrisin the
Home for Incurables at Fordham, N. Y a
Sembrich, next to Patti the most accom
plished singer in the Italian school, has yielded
to the pressure of German music and is study
ing the role of Elaa m "Lohengrin," In the ex
pectation of soon singing it at Berlin.
TnEitE are only two royal scientists living at
the present time worthy of tbe name. One is
Prince Albert, of Monaco, well known for his
deep sa researches, and the other is the Arch
duke Lndwjg Salvator, of Austria, a courage
ous traveler," and a by no means contemptible
Sol Smith Russell's wife is a small. Intellectual-looking
woman with a Bostoneso
face. She is the daughter of Mr. Adams,
known to fame as "Oliver Optic" Mr. Russell
is tlio owner of several One buildings in Min
neapolis besides his handsome residence. Ho
takes care of his money.
SIme. Patti will remain at Craig-y-Nos,
YV..j, until October 21, when she goes to Lon
don. She will sing in eight concerts-two in
London andsix in the provinces, for wbh sho
is to receive S2S.000 and all expenses paid. She
will leave Liverpool for New York'on November
23. Sho is to sing in this country, Canada and
Karl Falkenstein is the name of the in
ventor of smokeless powder. Three years ago
ho was an unknown chemist in Vienna. He
offered his invention to the Austrian War
Office, but no investigation of his device was
made. Discouraged by this refusal, he went to
Berlin and had an interview with the Emperor
and Count Waldcrseo. His invention was
thoroughly tested by experts, and the smoke
less powder was pronounced a success. Ho
sold his rights to the German Government for
a large sum, and is now living in luxury.
CURIOUS HINDOO K0TI0KS.
Somo of tlio Superstitions of ine Country
People of Bengal.
From the Calcutta Times.:
A curious light is thrown on tho rural lifo of
Bengal by the contents of a paper reprrtited
lately in tho annual report of tho Bombay
Anthropological Society. From this papc we
are tnld the following anions other things:
Snouting the namo of the king of birds
(Garuda) drives away snakes. Shouting Ram,
Barn, drives away ghosts. Cholera that at-
attacks on Monday or Saturday ends fatally,
but no cholera that attacks on Thursday. The
flowering of bamboos augurs famine. In fan
ning, if the fan strikes the body it should be
thrico knocked asrainst the ground. When
giving alms the giver and receiver should not
tie Minding on different sides of the threshold.
It is bad to p.ck one's teeth with one's nails.
It a snake is killed it should be burned, for it
is a Brahman. At night the words nako"and
"tiger" should not bo used; call them creepers
and insects. Do not wake up a sleeping phy
sician. A morning dream always comes to
fass. Devotion without headgear is wrong,
ron is a charm against ghosts. A black cat
with a white face is very auspicious.
FOR GIRLS WHO WANT TO MARRY.
A Wealthy Ocloscnnrlnn Offers to Pay
S3, 000 for n Bride.
Martinsville. Ikd., September 12. Twenty-five
letters lie In the postoffice here uncalled
for by James Morgan, the man who is reported
to have advertised for a wife, saying he would
pay $5,000 for a bride. Tbo man's correct name,
however, is Morjran Jobnson, and ho lives at
Lake Valley, Morgan county, Jud. He Is 80
years old and very wealthy.
RemovnU for Cause.
From the Florida Times-Union, j
Tbe present administration never removes a
Democrat without cause 'cause somo Republi
can wants the place.
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Economical City Fathers Over Rock BaU
Inst for Nothing Iittsbnrc' Dramatic
It is seldom that a legislator or a city father
is accused of being economical when he travels
at the "public expense. They all take Pooh
Bah's advipe under such circumstances. But
an Allegheny politician assures me that not
long ago a Councilmanic committee deputed
to examine something other cities have and
.AUegbony wants to have, were actually guilty
of reasonable expenditure of the taxpayers'
"Why," said he, "they were away three
whole days and traveled several hundred miles
and yet they only turned in claims for 75
apiece for expenses. It is even said they paid
out 00 each ont of their own pockets rather
than swell tho bill. The funny thing was that
one of them who did not come back with the
rcit of the committee, but went off to Europe,
rendered a bill to tbe city for 93 when be re
turned. Junketing tours are not what they
used to be."
When the Chicago Express No. 4, on the
Fort Wayne Railroad, had but barely drawn
out from the alleged station at Washington
avenue, red signals barred its way and pre
vented it from breaking tho record by reaching
the Federal streot depot on time. After tho
lapse of ten minutes it became noised through
thotrain that tho tracks ahead wero blocked by
a derailed passenger car. Sundry of the pas
sengers thereupon left the cars and proceeded
to catechise the brakemen. One passenger
whose age, sex and condition of servitude it Is
needless to specify, asked an angelic-faced
bageagemaster how long it would bo before the
train made a move in the right direc
tion. With a seraphic smile he re
plied that he guessed it might be
one hour and it might be two. The passenger
guessed he would walk and started out over
tho track. No one thoroughly appreoiates the
beauty of rock-ballast till he has walked on it
and the ties for half a mile. It is no wonder that
tho poor'tramp has murderous tendencies; a
bishop would have them too if be were obliged
to walk a dozen miles over ragged rocks to
Narrowly escaping once or twice a death that
would have been chronicled in two lines in
"Local Briefs," and might have caused Sapiens
to remark tohiswifo that another fool had
walked on the track for the last time, the
passenger reached the Irwin avenue crossing at
last. Tho Allegheny brand of pavement was a
luxury after the ballast, and the shrewd passen
ger walked gaily up to Western avenue. As
he turned his faco toward Federal street tbe
noise of a locomotive bell fell upon his ear, and
looking around lie saw the train he had left
ten minutes before gently steaming through
the park. It reached the Federal street station
five minutes before be did.
There is a mof al to this true story, but for
the life of me I'm not sure what it is. Perhaps
the sanguine baggage master could tell.
There has been an unpleasant flavor about
tho newspaper news from Louisville about the
first performance of "Tho U. S. Mail" at Mc
Aulcy's theater there. The reports were ex
travagantly contradictory at first, though on
the second day the critics of the Louisville pa
pers consented to admit that "The U. S. Mail"
was a success, and would be a gr;atcr one.
Manager R. M. Guiick, cf the Bijou Theater,
who went to Louisville to see "Tho 0". S. Mail"
introduced to the world, has returned, bnt he is
confined to bis bed by a severe bilious attack.
The play had nothing to do with his bilious
ness. On tho contrary Mr. Guiick said yester
day: "The play is an undoubted success in
everyway. I would not let it get away from
the Bijou for a good deal. David, the come
dian, caught tho gallery from start to finish,
and Miss Kate Davis could not do as much as
tho audience wanted in the way of encore. The
costumes of the girls are the prettiest I have
ever seen in a farce comedy. On tho first night
it was a trifle too long, but tho audienco re
ceived it with great applause all through. It
will stand cutting and changing here and there,
as every piece will after the author sees it with
an audience to advise him. Mr. Jenks will do
this with his play, of course, and I venture to
predict that it will make money and a name
for the author."
HE W0XT DIE OP THIRST.
A norso That Turns tbe Hydrant Wntcr on
Hornellsville, N. Y., September 12.
Charles Strack, a baker in this city, has a big
brown horse that he drives to his delivery
wagon. In his barnyard Strack has a hydrant
for supplying water for use about the barn and
outbulldirgs. Somo daj sago there was some
delay in giving the big brown horse his usual
drink. The borso walked out of tho barn, and,
golne to the hydrant, turned the cock with his
teeth, let the trouch run fall of water, and then
turned the cock off the same way he turned it
on. Then be drank his fill and returned to his
place in the barn.
Since then he has performed tho same act
evory day, and seems to enjoy it.
CHANCE FOR A GOOD LOOKING GIRL.
A Youngstown Man Wants a Domestic
With Somo Style About II or.
From the New York Tribune. 1
Secretory Jackson received this lottor on
Tuesday at Castlo Garden:
Youngstown, Sept. 7. 1839.
JU. Superintendence Castle Garden:
Dear sir: Iwouldnsk this favor of von. Air
they anc Rerls thalr that would like to cct a (rood
plase to live in a lamilyof3 growen persons too
doo house work it would barter be one with some
etlle and not under uenty years old and one that
lSeoncsandcanbe tru 6ed at all times. Wehave
never kep a clrl. Nothen but nlse and (rood
looken one wilfflle the till.
Yours with respect
S. F. 1'ohd
110 TVest Wood st. Youngstown Ohio.
In many respects "Myles Aroon" is inferior
to "Shano-Na-Lawn," tbeplaywithwhich W.J.
Scanlan delighted such large audiences at tho
Bijou Theater tbo first three nights of this
week, but Mr. Scanlan is such a finished actor
and sweet singer that it is well worth seeing.
The house last evening, upon its first presenta
tion, was crowded to tbe doors, and a better
pleased audience it would be difficult to find.
Mr. Scanlan sang his celebrated "Swing Song"
in bis inimitable way, and "My Maggie" and
several others of his own composition, all of
which produced encores. Miss Mattie Fergu
son appeared to better advantage than in
"Shane Na-Lawn," and Miss Helen Weathers
by's Lady Glover was a pretty piece of charac
TnE programmes at Harris' Theater this
week contain a false statement, if a son ot the
late Mr. Bartley Campbell is to bo believed.
Young Mr. Campbell stated yesterday that
"Passion's Slavo." now being given at Harris'
Theater, is not, as printed on the bills and pro
grammes, tho work of Bartley Campbell. That
dramatist wrote '"The Whito Slave" and "The
Galley Slave," but not "Passion's Slave." If
young Mr. Campbell's charge is true, tho con
duct of Mr. Winett, the manager of tho com
pany, needs explanation.
Charles L. Davis will introduce his old
creation of Alvin Joslin in a now form at tho
Bijou Theater noxt week. Tho play is called
"One of the Old Stock." It is said to be a
clever comedy, and to present plenty of chanco
for our old friend Alvin Joslin to exhibit his
well-known characteristics. Mr. Davis prides
himself on tbo rare ami Deautuui lurnlturo ha
shows in this play. Some pieces of it are said to
be very old. Tho scenery all Mr. Davis' i9
also highly spoken of.
Edmund Collier and May Wheeler sustain
the leading roles in "Woman Against Woman "
which will bo seen at Harris' Theater next
week. The papers everywhere this play has
been given are nrofuse in their praise of it
especially those ot Louisville, where it is being
produced this week. The advance salo began
"The Old Homestead" has dono what no
play ever did before. It has won nndoubted
praise from the clergy, and no wonder. They
Indorse it as simple and pure, with a moral as
well as an amusing purpose. Such plays aro
sermons. The sale of seats has opened at the
Grand Opera House for this engagement.
Her gigantic majesty, Big Eliza, who weighs
only 900 pounds, Is the heavy attraction at the
World's Museum on Monday next The min
strel cofaipany is plating to good business this
Austin's Australians, a very high class
vaudeville company, come to tho Academy of
Music next week: The company includes an
unusual variety of talented specialty people.
1 The Strnnco Apparition That Disturbed Mr.
New York, September 12. A big gray horse
went on a rampage yesterday afternoon and
caused great consternation in the Twelfth pre
cinct. While standing with a mate In front of
an express agon belonging to Meyer Garos
labsky in front of No. 45 Dolancey street tbe
horse became frightened, reared on his hind
legs and finally broke loose from the wagon,
carrying the pole along. The infuriated ani
mal rushed along to Delancey and Clinton
streets, where tho pole struck a letter box on a
lamp-post and the animal ran on the sidewalk.
Pedestrians rushed to the middle of-the street.
Sergeant Lemsen. sitting at his desk In the De
lancey street station honse, saw the animal
flying by the open window, but before he could
reach the door it was out of sight, and a vast
crowd of people were standing in front of
Mever HaUDtman's rrrnnorv otnrp. on thA nnrtrl.
east corner of Delancey and Attorney streets,
nearly opposite to the station house.
Hero the scene was extremelystartling. Cella
Hauptman, 20 years old, and Annie Hauptman,
a child, were in the store waiting on customers,
and near them were Bessy, a servant for Mrs.
Goldfang. and Fanny Mendel, a 13-year-old
child, when suddenly the doorway was dark
ened, and the horse came tearing in and made
a bold dash for the narrow passageway between
the counters. The women and children sought
refuge behind the counters, and fortunately es
caped injury, but tho horse kept on and en
tered the rear sleeping room. Mr. Hauptman
was dozing on his bed and was awakened uv the
clatter of tho horse's feet. He sat up in time
to see the gray animal fill up the doorway. In
a moment the horse planted his two front feet
on the bed and fell over upon tbe soft mattress,
apparently contented with his strange sur
roundings and comfortablo resting place. Mr.
Hauptman rept out at the foot of the bed and
Alter the excitement was over one of the
girls who were in the store fell on the sidewalk
in a faint, and this gave rise to a rumor that
Esther Hiuchfeld had been knocked down by
the horse and slightly injured. Tbe damage
done by this suddenly crazed horse was about
$100. Ho was claimed by his owner and taken
THE ADVANCE OF THE SEA.
Just Where This Thine Is Going to Slop It
Dllfbt bo Difficult to Say.
From the New York Sun.J
Year after year for the past 20 summers tho
outpo3ts and defenses set up on this coast
against the invading surf are carried by storm.
Lino rtfter lino is rolled back; whole settlements
havo retreated and repeatedly mado a stand
inland far from the places they first occupied,
and the retreat still goes on. Coney Island,
Sandy Hook, and Staten Island have suffered
from this invasion of the waves. On the south
beach of the latter region traces of old home
steads are found at low water mark, and with
in the memory of spme of the old inhabitants
nieadonsflourished and corn grew where clams
are now plentiful. But without going into
hearsay evidence upon this point, one has only
to look at the beach itself. There he will find
the roots of pine trees more than half way out
from tbe present line of high water.
Tbe trees that stood there are wnll rpmpm.
bercd by many persons whose recollection need
only go back somo 10 or 15 years. And we are
told the evidenco is the same all along a con
siderable portion of tbe Atlantic seaboard.
Just where this.thing is going to stop it might
be difficult to 'say. Perhaps some scientific
men will say that in ages nast the sea here
abouts came very much further inland than it
does at present; that it receded, and has now
taken a notion to come back again. Well, it
certainly doos look a little that way. Every,
new storm appears to bring tbe water further
up than the one that came before it.
But let the wild winds whistle and the break
ers roar; the continent is a big one, and can
stand a good deal of encroachment. Besides,
there is consolation in the reflection that, if we
are heavy losers just hereabouts, some other
region is in a like degree a gainer, for whatso
ever tlio sea takes away it may not keep, but
must presently elsowhero deposit the same.
SHE TOPPED THE QUESTION,
They Got Married and tbo Bride Stole Her
ISI'ECUL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.1
Waterbtjry, Conn., September 12. Last
week invitations were sent out for the wedding
at St. John's Episcopal Church September 16,
of Mrs. Bcssio Norton and Charles Kench. An
elegant breakfast had been ordered at tbe Tro,
mont House, and the young couple had rented
a house for which tbeywere buying elaborate
furnishings The bride refused several bouses
because they had no conveniences for her
horses and coachman. She was a beautiful
woman, nearly ten years older than Kench,
elegantly dressed and talked much about her
wealth, bur she was a stranger here, stopping
at Mr. Kench, Sr.'s, house. Charles Kench,
who is 18 years old, bad become enamored of
her several month ago,' it seems, while ho was
working on tho block signal system on the
Consolidated road at the junction.
Sho lived in Stratford, and said she was a
daughter of a brother of Dr. Depew. He had
about forgotten her, however, when she met
him on tho street here last week and said she
wanted to marry him. She told how she had
married Frank Norton, of Thomaston, but
having soon found that she could not love him.
had obtained a divorce and now returned to
her first love. Mr. Kench joyfully acquiesced
and took her to his parents. After she had
given him the slip on a train at Union City ho
iound that she had robbed his mother of a
quantity of jewelry.
SORROW F0K SUNSET COX.
The Ohio Society In Kerr York Passes Somo
New York, September 12. The Ohio So
ciety, at a special meeting to-night, adopted
tbe following resolution:
The Ohio Society meets to-night to express its
sorrow for the death, and its appreciation of the
social and civic virtues of the Hon. Samuel Sul
livan Cox, one of its most beloved members. He
was a man whose natural talent was ripened by
study, travel and reading, and whose personal
virtues, good sense, gentleness, courage and
intcerity won for him the love and admiration of
a wiilcr circle of personal friends than has gath
ered about any statesman of his day. His public
service was long, useful, eminent and honorable,
and his loyalty to the principles of popular gov
ernment unswerving. Grief for his loss Is as
widespread asms sympatnics and his memory will
he cherished as long as our flag shall wave over a
people proud of their ablest, best and brightest
'this society tenders to his widow their heartfelt
sympathy and their hope that the benediction ot
his genial and loving spirit will temper' the asper
ity of her grief.
liesolrcd. That a committee of 15 bo appointed
by the President to attend the funeral.
The following are the names of the gentlemen
rogg, wcnciiii iviigvr owayiitr. vivin o. lirice,
Hon. Warren Iliglcy, General Thomas Ewing,
General II. U. Burnett, Kenjamln Lo t'evrc. It. f
l'lexlolto. Hon. Al. It. Southard, Colonel W. Ii.
Strong. ColonclJoseph I'ool and Colonel N. M.
DEFIANT POOL SELLERS.
Thry Occupy Government Property
'Refuse to Move.
ISr-ECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCIt.l
Washington, September 12. Tbe Secre
tary of tho Treasury has received a telegram
from Sacramento, Cal., statinc that a firm of
pool sellers havo taken possession of a building
on the site for the Government building there,
under claim of a lease, and aro plying their
Business in aeflance of the State law. Tho
matter was referred to Supervising Architect
Windrim, who reports that tho building in
question was not purchased with the site by
tlio Government, but is tlio property of the
venders, who were privileged to remove it.
Still the Government has jurisdiction over
tho land, and tho Solicitor of tlio Treasury has
been requested to notify the District Attorney
at Sacr.unento to cause tho premises to bo va
ODD ITEMS FROM FOREIGN SHORES.
THE Gorman Museum in Nnrnberg has
bought Princo Snlkonski's famous collection
of armor and weapons for 551,000. Specialists
estimate tbe value of tho collection at J3OO.C0O.
A LAROEand very important discovery of
uranium is reported in Cornwall. Itisatruo
fissure vein, tho ore containing ap average of I
per cent of the pure metal, going up as high In
many places as 30 per cent. Tho market price
ot uranium Is 812,000 a ton.
Probably the longest "bee" lino railway in
the world is that from Buenos Ayres to tho foot
of tho Andes. It covers 340 kilometers, or
about 275 miles, and i3 as straight as an arrow.
Tbo highest crado is about three feet to tho
mile. It crosses no ravino and no stream, and
thereforo no bridge.
AN example of the depreciation of agri
cultural land in England was afforded within a
fortnight whouar farm in Lincolnshire was of
fered for sale. The highest bid was 2,100, al
though tho property cost 6.700 18 years ago,
and a considerable sum has since been ex
pended In improvements.
THE last annual report of tho Richard Wag
ncrSocietyin Germany shows an increase of
membership during tho last year from 0,000 to
8,050. Tbo expenditures exactly equaled the
receipts, 511,000. Two thousand five hundred
dollars wero expended on the education of
poor young students of Wagner's music
CHy Wntcr Works for Allegheny.
To tbe Editor of The Disrates:
In your Issue of the 10th Inst, yon have an
article on "The Water Problem" for Alle
gheny, in which reference is made to a company
furnishing water to the city of Allegheny.
There is no reason why Allegheny cannot build
and operate water works for herself as cheap
as any company would be likely to do. Of
course a private company takes tbe work be
cause there Is money in it, and this profit ought
to be more than that due to any mismanagement
on tho part of the. officials. It seems to me, tbe
scheme as outlined, is tbe same as that which
has been discussed during the past few years
in the Engineers' Society of this city and in tbe
public press. Superintendent Armstrong's
idea seems to be to take the water from above
Claremont, pump it into the reservoir in that
vicinity, and lay a wrought iron main to the
present city service pipes. Mr. T. P. Roberts
improves upon this by suggesting tho building
of a filter system in one of the several islands
in the Allegheny river, ana in this respect
copying after quite a number of European
works, and somewhat after several that are
now in successful operation in the easte rn part
of this country.
In 1S87 the undersigned made a suggestion to
some extent combining the two above; but,
instead of building new pumping works at
Claremont, to bring the water in the brick con
duit from the filtering works to a large pump
pit to be built in the vicinity of tbe present loca
tion of tho pumps, from which the water would
be pumped substantially as now, and that a
large additional reservoir should be erected in
the vicinity of the Eleventh ward, and at the
same elevation as that of the Troy Hill reser
voir. The estimated cost of this is probably
within the combined cost of the first two, and
equally efficient. In addition to this, if it was
cnosen to Duua or sumcient size, the city oi
Pittsburg and tho boroughs, Wilkinsburg.
Sbarpsburg and Etna might also obtain their
supply by pro-rating the cost of furnishing the
While this, in outline, is the present idea of
tho undersigned, still it is subject to such
change as detail surveys, examinations and
estimated cost and running expenses might,
suggest. So far as 1 know, such surveys and
examinations have not yet hcen made suffi
ciently n detail to warrant a final determination
upon this question.
In The dispatch of August 31 there is an
article signed by J. H. McClelland and appa
rently written from St, Moritz, Engadine, Swit
zerland, treating on tbe water supply of that
place. The article contains the following:
"But tbe practical engineers of the company
put their wits to work, and. regardless ot cost,
brought the machinery and other details of the
process to its present state of perfection."
It seems to me that this contains the gist of
the wholo matter. Allegheny, while having
spent somo money, has not up to this time em
ployed anyone of a national reputation on the
question of a water supply. To bo sure, in the
tail of 18S7 Prof. D. M. Green was employed to
make an examination. In the first place. Prof.
Green, among water works engineers, has no
prominent reputation in that line of w0rk.
Secondly, to the best of my knowledge. Prof.
Green was on the ground less than a week; and
hi3 reports and estimates were based largely
i'wu Duficjr prcviuuaiy raaue; said survey,
however, being rather primitive n its details.
In conversation with one of the committee
after the report of Prof. Green was presented,
the Writer aSked WhV hP hail hwn ennlnH
the substance of the reply was that his services
touiu us ouaunea cheaper than that of any
other engineer corresponded with. The ques
tion arises In my mind as to whether it was
cheaper. Certainly Prof. Green was paid but
little (about $500) for bis services; but, so far as
I can see,it;was not worth more. If such men as
Frederick Graff, of Philadelphia; Rudolph
Herring, Joseph P. Davis. A. Fteley, of New
York, had been employed? Allegheny would
probably have paid $2,000 or more for their
services; but in all probability would have bad
a good deal more to show than in the present
case, and, if such men were employed as men
tioned above, they could give in substance all
there is in relation to water works in success
ful operation in this or European countries.
The question of spending one or more million
dollars for supplying Allegheny with water, is
one that should be referred to experts, and not
be decided by laymen, however prominent and
skillful they may be in their own lino of work.
By experts, I mean men that have a national
reputation as such, not those that call them
selves experts. I never heard of Allegheny
Council, when she had a law suit on bandend
ing for a surgeon, or, when an accident oc
curred and men were suffering, to send for a
lawyer however eminent they might be.
The fact that Allegheny has been for a dozen
years or more discussing tbis subject shows this
to be a fact. As a resident and taxpayer of
the city of Allegheny, I would rather pay my
proportion of $20,000. if necessary, for tho
proper examination and determination of this
question, and, as far as I have talked with
others, this seems to be the general opinion. It
is cheaper to make your experiments on paper
than in the construction of works, as has been
found out by Pittsburg.. J.H.Harlow.
-Allegheny, September 1L
A Dnncerons Bathing1 Place.
To the Editor of Th e Dispatch. 1
The unfortunate drowning of Sheriff Mc
Candlcss' oldest son at Lock No. 1 on Tnesday
last should prove a warning to boys of tk
dangers attending bathing In that vicinity.
The warning will prove, however, morb
effective to parents, for it is unlikely that that
portion of "Young America" which indulges
in the pleasure of river bathinc can be intim
idated by any number of examples of this
Owinjr to the severity of the polico regula
tions farther down the river, the boys of Pitts
burg havo been driven to tbe vicinity of Lock
No. 1 for their bathing-place. There being few
dwellings and no bridges in the vicinity, bath
ing is not considered so much of a public
nuisance as it is elsewhere. Tho only parties
who have entered complaints against the prac
tice here are the officers of the Monongabela
River Packet Company and truth compels the
statement that they havebeon justified In their
complaint, for ladles on tbe steamers have been
treated to many unexpected and disagreeable
sights at close proximity, as tho boats pass in
along tho crib to tbe lock.
But in referring to tbis subject I wish to call
attention to two points. First, that tbe vicinity
of tbe lock is an extremely dangprous place for
children to bathe, particularly those who bave
not yet learned to swim. The operations of
dredec boats and steamboat wheels have made
the bottom very irregular and lumpy. There are
shoal places even in mid river whero little boys
can wade at low water, yet close alongside may
be deep holes where one false step or the yield
ing ot the foothold in tho soft sand, may cause
the urchins to reach water beyond their depth.
So also is the main shore between tho crib dan
gerous from tbe same causes, which are greatly
aggravated by the swells of steamers, which
often bodily wash the bos away who may be
wading along the narrow strip of fordable
water. Yet to most boys tho steamboat swells
furnish the greatest sourco of delight, for aboy
tiding the swells can fairly imagine himself en
joyintr a veritable surf bath.
I think it is sato to say that ten boys aro an
nually drowned In the vicinity of Lock No. 1,
and that during the last 20 years fully 200 per
sons have lost their lives here. Tbis is a terrible
record for one locality, and probably exceeds in
the numbor of lives lost that of any bathing
place, area considered, to be found in tho
Yet to this place hundreds of boys, ranging
from as young as 6 to as old as 0 years, during
the heated term dally go to swim.
The second point calling for attention is tho
necessity for providing a better and safer place
lor oar boys to learn tue art oi swimming, as
it is nuw in this city tbo number of persons who
cannot swim must be on the increase; but that
every person, and certainly that all our youth
and men, should know how to take care of them
selves In tbo water admits of no question.
Frequent indulgence in swimming develops a
taste lor bathing, and this leads to greater per
sonal cleanliness and more vigorous health.
If there wero places roped off along our river
banks at suitablo localities, and presided over
by a police officer with life-savins apparatus to
rescue those in danger beyond the lines, it
would be well. Tho city, however, should
maintain a better system of covered bathing
boats, and then moor them where they would
bu accessible to the greatest number of people,
and until this is done we may expect many
repetitions of the sad accident which befell the
son of Sheriff MeCandless. T, P. R.
Pittsbueo, September 11.
A QUIET CEREJIOXr.
Miss Eveline Schwartz Wnn Married to Dr.
W. II. Mowry Lnst Nlsht.
Lastnieht a very interesting wedding took
place at No. 54 Bidwell street, Allegheny. The
contracting parties were Miss Eveline Schwartz
and Dr. William B. Mowry. Owing to death in
the Schwartz family early in the vear, tho wed
ding was nuictlv conducted. None but tho
tmmediato friends of tho contracting parties
were present at the ceremony.
The two little nieces of tho bride acted as
maids of honor. Miss Schwartz was dressed
In a very simple dress of plain white. Rev.
John Fox, of the North Presbyterian Church,
tied the knot.
Tho hearty congratulations of all present
were extended tbe happy couple, together with
numerous and costly presents, after which all
sat down to an elegant repast furnished by
EIJ ill Hnir.ird Mill III.
Washington, September 12. Private Sec
retary Halford will remain in Washington
until entirely recovered from tbo effects of his
recent attacks of tenesmis. from which he ral
lies more slowly thin usual,
Wek of tbe Ocean Wave
IKEW YOBXBUBXAU SMCULS.
Nzw Yobk. September li-Tfce 3.660 sew
immigrants In Castle Garden to-day were a
pale and weak-kneed crowd. Most of them
were still seasick. They had all arrived on the
steamships which came up the bay test eight
and this-morning, and had been terribly shaken
up by the storms of yesterday and Tuesday.
Some were still so weak they could not walk.
Several have been put under medical treat
ment. Among tbe 1,000 steerage Tjasseneers on
tbe White Star liner Teutonic were a Mormon
Cider and two new converts of the Latter Day
Saints. He sold that a. company of 200 Mor
mons were preparing to .come from England
'and males to the Uplted States In one of the
Guiofr line steamers. Most of he cabin pas
sengers on the Teutonic, especially those in
clined to seasickness, found it necessary to
growl at the captain's enthusiasm for a quick
record to Sandy "Hook. This enthusiasm led
blm-to refuse to stop for either ot two pilots
that were met not far off the Hook, so as to
save time. When the Hook was reached after
dark no pilot was to be found to take the boat
Inside, and she lay out all night rolling on the
waves, The Teutonic's time to the Hook was
6 days, 7 hours and U minutes. Tbis Is seven
hours potter than her record on her only other
westward voyage. Among the Teutonic pas
sengers were A. M. Palmer, theatrical man
ager, and family: 'Btfroa Von Meyerburg, Im
perial Austrian Consul at New Orleans; S tephen
Williamson, M. P., and Colonel John Hay.
All In tho Spelllnjr of the Name.
If the Rev. Mr. McAuley had only called
himself the Rev. Mr. Macauley, he would now.
be preaching to the Jamaica, ii L Presbyteri
ans for $2,600 a year. As it is, ho will continue
preaching in Boundbrook, N. J., for $1,500 a
year. The Jamaica Presbyterians have no
pastor. Some weeks ago the Rev. McAuley.
pastor of a church in Boundbrook, delighted
them with an eloquent sermon. They decided
to give him a call. At a subsequent chutch
meeting it was objected that the Rer. Mc
Auiey's name was; "too Irish" and should be
withdrawn.The ohjectorswere the moneyed men
of the church. The only other available candi
date was Rer. C J. Yonng, of Elberon. Mc
Auley is 85 years old, and clever: Young Is 53
years old, and has seen his best days. At last
night's meeting 133 ballots were cast 87 for Mr.
Young and 46 for Mr. McAuley. Mr. Tonne's
election was made unanimous. Elder Hen
drickson showed his feeling against the new
shepherd by movlne to redqee his salary to1
$2,000 from $2,500. The question was postponed.
Dnngerous Weapon for a Lunntle.
Family troubles and lack of money and work
unbalanced Oliver A. Samuelson's mind and
ruined his health. After giving him bis coffee
in his room this morning his daughter Ada
started down stairs. She heard a step behind
her, and, turning around, saw her father .fol
lowing her with a revolver In his hand. Bhe
screamed, and he fired at her. Tbe shot en
tered the wall two inches over her head. The
young woman ran down stairs with him after
her. As she reached the basement floor he
fired another shot through the banisters. Just
then John Curley, a young man who was visit
ing the owner of the honse, rushed out with a
revolver in bis hand and attempted to get up
stairs. Samuelson saw his head as he ascended,
and, thinking that It was bis daughter, dis
charged his weapon. His aim was defective,
however. Curley returned the shot and con
tinued up the stairs. As soon as he reached
the top he saw Samnelson draw the large blade
of a penknife across his throat and immediate
ly afterward fire a shot into the middle of Iris
breast. Before an ambulance could be sum
moned Samuelson was dead.
Chinese Learn ta Boycott.
John P. White erected recently inMott street
a new five-story building on tbe site of an old
storehouse which he had long rented to tbe
Wing Wo Hlng Novelty Company. When the
new building was done the Chinese company
asked Mr. White to let tbem sell josses and
chopsticks, and the like at their old stand, for
the old rent. Mr. White answered that the
company would hare to pay a higher rent for
quarters in the new building than that it had
paid in tbe old one. After some hot Chinese
invective against Mr. White, the negotiating
agent of Wing Wo Hing said "no coee" and
left. He went straight to tbe Long SrTee
Yong Club rooms, and persuaded the club to
organize a boycott against Mr. White and his
new building. The next day boycotting
placards against Mr- White were posted la the
windows of all Chinese-ratmdrlcs in Mott street i
From that day to this Mr. White has not got a
single tenant, and bis big building is as empty
as tbe finishers left it His attorneys are se
curing papers for the arrest of Wing Wo Hlng,
tbe head of the boycotting firm.
A Nc,t of the Reptile Discovered and All
or Tbem Killed.
rSPECIAt, TZLKOIvAX TO THE DISFATCS.T
New York, September 12. Mr. A. H. Hon
kle, of Newton, N. J., while surveying the
county line between Sussex and Warren coun
ties, near Newton, last week, stepped upon a
large fiat stone. In a moment he beard a rat
tling, buzzing noise under his feet, and saw a
large rattlesnake colled near the stone darting
its tongue in and ont. Another snake was just
crawling under the stone. He jumped off the
stone, out of the reach of the coiled snake, and
called hia assistants, Amos Vangorden, Daniel
Shoemaker, James Ktshpaugh and Frank Kim
bal. They killed tbe coiled snake with sticks.
It measured 6 feet 6 Inches, and bad 12 rattles.
When they raised the stone they found quite
a holCsUnder it filled with 17 rattlesnakes. The
smallest was a foot long, and the largest 3 feet
6 inches. The men set on them with their clubs
and killed them alL
STRANGE TilEI SHOULD KICK.
A Buffalo Company Objects to Its Houses
Belnc TJsed for Fire Wood.
Buffalo, September 11. The Union Iron
Company were to-day complainants in a singu
lar case. They showed a vacant lot on Ham
burg street on which last Saturday stood a
small one story and a half frame cottage. Sun
day morning tbe neighbors, to the number of
several hundred, concluded that it would make
good kindling wood, and in less than two hours
tbey had removed every vestige of the house.
The police did not venture even a re
monstrance. The company own several other
cottages and demand protection.
Concrcss Under Queensberry Rules.
From tbe Baltimore American. I
John L. Sullivan is rather undecided about
his future plans. He may go to Congress or
be may go to jail, as either career is open to
him. As a Legislator, he will be Invaluable in
promoting the interests of his constituents, as
tbey may rest assured that either bis motions
or their opponents are sure to be carried ont.
A Philadelphia locksmitn does a good
business going from bouse to house In localities
recently ransacked by thieves. Every one
wants his bolts and bars mended when bis
neigbborhas been robbed.
Ben Wilson, a colored pugilist Nof Sha
mokin, was recently fined 67 cents each for 85
oaths, and in dcfanlt of payment bo was com
mitted to jail for 85 days.
A crank at Altoona wanted a telegraph
operator to send bis lore to every operator In
the world and to collect the costs on delivery of
A dandelion which has grown to the top
of a ten-foot polo is tho product of a Lock
Haven trues, patch.
-Tnouon provided "with four legs, a West
Chester chicken was untble to scratch a living.
Some marvelously largo tobacco, some leaves
being SG inches long, is being cut upon tbe
tobacco plantation of John Miller, near Lock
A man by the name of Owens found a snake
on Captina creek, in Monroe county, O., last
week that bad two distinct heads. It was a
variety of water snake and, has been preserved
in alcohol, and 'is now In Woodsfield. Both
beads were apparently perfect in ovcry re
spect. AYOUNOladyof Rockvllle, W. Va., has a
luxuriant dark brown mustache. She seems to .
take a great deal of prldo In It and cannot be
educed to shave it off,
Jay CfosW .; M in
vatery atirvbtftta Hast
A huge Mttisffce Mrltf
sidewalk wmsmoC the sMsts at
the other day.
' -Chirks CfcmMMs), i,Xtii Dakota,
has foaag valuable depot of ssJt Ms fcsm
sear Bismarck. 1
AUrge'MgleM sfct am "!?'
Delaware coosty, oa Xo4tjr. Jat sst1sm
to its demise it idled a haa.
A. huge rattlesnake k BonopoHiing tie
kiteSea of Joha Carty's beast, MM gstiuneM.
N.J. Ha-is ufider the Seer, xddeeltoas to
learo. i -
As old prospector rsely MtitA
Idaho Springs, CoL, who at oae ttee vm ax
ing H.080 per week, yet be hod te be bwiea by.
Mr. H. WilliaBM asd MJ Xarihi -Critsb'ea
were married tbe other Ujr! at' (Nay
ton, Ahk, after a courtship of oe aut4k.!'HM
young man Uofily 13 and tbe bride. f
There Is a pond la New Jester ,1mn
the sacred Iotas of the Sast has boooma estab
lished and proved itself hardy, attbeega 1b Mm
winter tbe wrfaeeof tbe water Is treses ever.-
la AsgBst, IMP, 1,060 verts fit?
stamps were setd is Portland, Ore as sgsjaet'
$1,000 for the same mouth Is ISg. There aet?
now 13S shins ob tbe way to tb oltv frem r. T:-
H. N. Harding, of Calaeaa, G., f
ports that U rattlesnakes were kitted is me"
log near his heme la the Tweaty-feartb district
one day last week. There was oae large aad
ten little ones in the lot.
Among the inscriptions ja her albas
most prized by Mrfle. JPatti-Nteelfei la this, by
the elder Dumas: "Being a man aad a Chris
tian 1 love to listen to yoursfaglas.btlf I
were a bird I should die of envy."
A large and very important diseeveryV
of aranium is reported In Cornwall. It Is tra t '
fissure vein, the ore containing as average of. 1
per cent of the pure metal, going up as high in
many places as 30 per cent. Tbe market price
of uranium Is 112,080 ton.
Williasa Wilkinson.of Patas eeaaty,
Florida, killed a 360-pound hear last week la
Wet Bay swamp, near his home. Tbe bear had
killed a hog the evening before, and Mr.
Wilkinson faced him in his den next day and
silenced him with a load of buckshot.
A BaillloB Mannlieher rifles hare been
ordered by the German Government from the
Steyr factories, which hare been working ex
clusively for the Austro-Hungarian Govern
mens for nearly a year past Oa October 1 the
whole array and the Landwehr will be armed
The man who baa beea going around
Orange township, O., cllppteg tbe hair' oft
the tails of horses, has at last beea cAacht.
He turns out to be insane! He explained teat
he wanted the hair to make a bed, aad toek bis
captors US a care in the woods where be bad
three bags full of hair. . ; ,
There are alleged to have beea mamj
Instances of colored persons taraing white,
but the case of a Yamaeraw, Ga., woman is
most remarkable from the fact that her nleee
a few years ago also became a Caucasian to aH
appearances, and that ber skin drops off ia big
flakes. She Is almost entirely helpless, ber
limbs being paralyzed. Her illness begaa. with,
her change of color.
'The plague of fleas which is annoying
tbe residents of Cambridge, Mass.. is aceo anted
for scientifically by a Boston paper, watch says
that the number of companies of educated
fleas now performing in the dime museums in
the country have increased to such an extent
that they have beep obllsed to visit Harvard
College at Cambridge for the purpose ot putting
the finishing touches to their education.
The amount of water passing over
Niagara Falls varies with the height of' the
river. Prof. Ws D. Gunning estimates the
average amount at 13,000,000 cubic feet per min
ute. Allowing 62 pounds to tbe cubic foot,
tbis would give a total of 502,500 tons per min
ute, or 25,312,600 tons in 15 minntes, of which
somewhat more than two-thirds passes over the
Horseshoe Falls. Other estimates place the
total amonnt passing over both falls as high as
100,000,000 tons per hour.
The rate-cutting mania is spreading in
the West Jcffersonvllle, Ind., is the Gretna
Green of runaway Kentucky couples, and a
very comfortable business has been done there
In the tying of the matrimonial knot. For $7 SO
elopers could be married, the sum including
license, magistrate's fees and the service of a
witness to swear to the lady's age. But tbe
spirit of competition got to running riot in the
two matrimonial agencies. The old firm, to
meet competition, cut the rate to So: then tbe
opposition came down to SJ, which was met
with S3; then, in tho madness of liralry. tha new
firm agreed to provide all the official requisites .
for nothing, and now has all the business.
The funeral of Dr. H. H. Tucker, an
eminent Baptist divine, which took place at
Atlanta a few days ago, was unique In many
respects. Dr. Tucker left a letter giving in
structions concerning his funeral. He directed
that he be buried In a coffin of wood in order
that It might rot. He instructed thatprayers
be offered for anybody connected by affinity or
consanguinity with his family: for anybody
who had ever dono a favor or good turn to him
or his family; for everybody who had Injured
him in any way. There was to be no address ot
any kind st tbe funeral and no tnniic, only
prayers and reading of Scripture. His orders
were carried out to the letter.
Agigantio bone, part of the femur or
thigh bone ot a mastodon or some other huge
prehistoric animal, is on exhibition In a Port
land. Ore., store. It was purchased from a man
.who declined to state exactly where be found
.it, as he says there are other bones around the
place, and he expects to And other parts of tbe
skeleton of the huge beast. The bone, which
is well preserved, is nearly three feet long; and
tbe head which flt.ed Into tbe socket in the
hip Is 12 inches in circumference. Many who
saw it and who had seen bones of other masto
dons said this was the largest they bad ever
seen. It is certainly a whopper, and must tave
belonged to a gigantic specimen of the masto
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
Easily Avoided. Old Gentleman (passing
through hall) I don't want to sea yon kiss my
daughter niraln. young man. Do you bear?
Young Man (In parlor I do, sir. I'll close the
door the next tlmc-Xcw York Sun.
THE SCHOOLS ABE OPEN.
Now the birch rod's pitter patter
Can be heard throughout the land,
And at meals'the festive schoolboy
Usually prefers to stand.
St. JoitpK (Jfa.) Seia.
A CONTEUrED ANALOGY'.
The good die yonng; the'bad live on.
And sin grows bold and hauihtyi
They even cut the rood trees first
And leave behind the knotty.
"What are yon doing, sticking a hill on
my fence?" said an old gentleman to a man with a
paste pot. "Not exactly" ivaa the reply, 'I'm
bltlln a stick." And he looked with critical
scorn on the plctnre of an actor unknown to the
gallery which he was pasting up. Sew York Tri
bune. The Great Preserver. Miss Trimount
And to think that, after all these thousands ot
years, there should be so much water In the sea!
One would suppose It would have dried up long
illss Kornpacklr-Yes. that's so. But then, you
know, it has heaps of salt in It, and papa says tbe
way salt preserves things iswonderfal. JVeio Tor
THE ANNIE LAURIE OF TO-DAT.
Her brow was like tbe snow-drift,
Her neck was like the swan,
. And ber face It was the fairest
That e'er the sun shone on.
But she went to the beach for bathing.
And ber fair complexion's spoiled:
Her cheeks aro tanned and her nose Is red
As a lobster when It's boiled.
How He Escaped. Chief of lynching
partyWe will give you J ust one minute to say
Captured borsethlef (sppcallngly) May 1 say
tbem In my own way?
Horsethlef You promise not to Interpose any
Chief We promise.
llorsethlercwlth dignity) Then I must haTe a
praycrbook. 'Will some gentleman In the crowd
please lend me one? Chicago Tribune.
UPON NEAEZE VIEW".
Some things we admire "
With the fraud or attire
Or of distance between,
Besolve at the touch
Into cutles of air;
And what appeared much
Is a trilling affair.
But the saddest to scan
Is the fellow, alasl
"Who looks like a man,
But behaves Uko an ass.