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P1TTIIU1!G. FRIDAY'. JUXE21. ISK.
THE 3IAX AND PLATFORM.
The Democrats yesterday finished their
business at Chicajio, with the result of
Cleveland and Stevenson as the national
ticket Cleveland is the great known
quantity in this combination the tail of
the ticket beiue less known and of less
weifrht than usual, even for Vice Presi
Mr. Cleveland is In every sense a very
large fiuure in American politics. There
"is none but the purblind partisan, or one
who has not studied 3Ir. Cleveland's
character, who will refuse to admit that
the nomination is the most creditable the
Democrats could have made, 'it is only
the plainest justice to say that during his
career in politics 3Ir. Cleveland has con
stantly shown the liiqhest type of moral
courage. He has been bold and steadfast
in the expression of his convictions, even
when they threatened loss of popularity;
and those who felt sure that at times he
has been wronr gently wronr, as upon
the tariff issue have felt obliced to pay
the unstinted tribute which is always due
to candor and conscience. As a public
man always true to himself, trimming
no sailfor the transient popular breeze, nor
yet relying upon vicious machine methods
in politics, 3Ir. Cleveland was entitled to
the recognition which he obtained at the
hands of his party. More than that, he
possesses deservedly public esteem and
When this is said all is said that can be
urjied on behalf of his candidacy. Per
sonally strong, he stands upon a platform
winch, if there was the slightest proba
bility of its being carried out, would in its
nicst vital part menace with embar
rassment, disruption, and largely with de
struction the great industrial interests of
the country. Happiiy there is no such
like'ihood. The policy of protection for
American industries has now been long
enouah before the people for every grown
pen-on to understand its bearings. It
means American markets for Americans.
It would be carrying coals to Newcastle
to discuss it anew for the community. For
one hundred miles around, the lighted
fire the clanging wheels, the busy towns,
the brisk trade, the populous centers of
manufacturing and mercantile activity,
are the living testimony of the wisdom of
the economic policy under which, in the
sight of the present generation, they have
thrived ami grown. The issue of the pol
icy to be maintained for our domestic in
dustries will dominate and outweigh any
personal qualities which in a less crucial
campaign might attract popular support
Mr. Cleveland stands pre-eminently as
the leader and representative of the free
trade cause the cause which would throw
down the gates ot American markets to
the cheap labor products of foreign coun
tries. There was a time when the Demo
crats had leaders who believed in a policy
of tariff for revenue with incidental pro
tection for American industries. Samuel
J. Randall, of Pennsylvania, represented
that view, and it deserves to be noted
with some gratification that 49 of the 64
Democratic votes from Pennsylvania at
the Chicago Convention were cast against
the ultra free-trade doctrine which the
majority of the convention on Thursday
night incorporated in the platform. Un
disguised free trade is, however, now the
shibboleth of the Democracy. The openly
avowed doctrine is that the Government
has no business fostering our industries,
or promoting our industrial activities
Its function, according to the specific
words of the platform, is purely that of a
tax catherer to raise money to meet the
official expenses; and the expressed view
of the Chicago Couvention is that it is the
right economic policy to secure the cheapest
articles tor our market, even if foreign
manufacturers by using foreign cheap
labor can supply it to the exclusion and
destruction of our American industries.
The effect of this, if carried out, can be
computed in a general sort of wy. It
would mean either the reduction of wages
of American workingmen to a point to en
able the production of goods in the United
States at as low cost as in Europe, or else
the closing of vast lines of industrial busi
ness which were unable to keep up with
the cheap European procession. It would
mean at ali times the harassing of our
manufacturers and workingmen by for
eign competition, with such consequent
disturbing and evil effects upon business,
and upon capital and labor, as may more
readily be imagined than described. The
political motive of this free-trade vagary
is to tickle the farmer. From the farmers
of the country the Democrats expect by
this coaxing of a free market, into which
cheap things will come from Europe,
enough votes to put them in power. They
are also making a bid to the importers, as
in New York and other seaboard cities.
They are willing to let our manufacturing
interests, and all connected with them,
employers and employed and merchants
of the interior who cater to them, take the
ragced edge of disastrous chance. But
November will show that these latter
classes can fight for their interests, and
that the farmer is not so easily tickled
into forgetfulness that his interests are in
terwoven most vitally with those of the
rest of the people.
Mr. Cleveland, it Is not to be doubted, is
quite honest, as are many of the free
traders in the support of .their pet economic
policy. But the plain, practical common
sense of every day people who see what
protection has done "in building up the,
greatindustries of -the United States, and
who know the squalid and hopeless condi
tion in which free trade keeps the masses
of the workingmen of Great Britain, have
an object lesson .constantly beforethem
which is more convincing than the "speci
ous phrases and misleading sophistry of
In defense of the industrial interests of
the country It is the duty of the people
and especially of the labor and capital en
gaged in the manufacturing interests of
Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia
to bring all their powers to bear for the
defeat of Mr. Cleveland, the unques
tionably estimable and popular representa
tive of a bad and dangerous policy, which
never before in the national history reared
itself so boldly in its challenge of public
condemnation as it does to-day and never,
we are happy to s?y, with more assurance
of being condemned.
THE POLICY OF TEARING DOWN.
As the Presidental campaign, by mutual
consent of the party leaders on both sides,
is to turn once again, only more decidedly
than ever, .upon the vital issue of Protec
tion vs. Free Trade, it becomes well for
people to look at the practical and demon
strated results of the one policy and the
probable results of the other.
Protection, which the Chicago Conven
tion denounced, has been the policy under
which the great industries of Pennsyl
vania, Ohio and West Virginia, notably,
and of the New England States have been
built up. It is the policy under which
manufactures have sprung into being in
the South, bringing to extensive sections
a degree of industrial and mercantile ac
tivity which was not dreamed of in the
period when agricultural resources alone
were depended on. Had our markets
been opened to foreign products produced
by the cheaper labor of Europe, these
great American industries, which give
employment directly and indirectly to
millions ot people, could not have leen
established and maintained. A tariff for
revenue only one which considered
merely how much money was needed to
run the government, and which raised
that money without any attempt to pro
tect American industries from foreign
competition would have left the Euro
pean manufacturer with his cheaper lalior
in possession of our markets. Such a tar
iff now, embodying no idea of Protection
on the contrary expressly renouncing it,
as the Chicago platform does would in
vite to our markets those who produce at
the lowest cost and who could sell at the
lowest price. That is the philosophy of the
Free Trade. The Democratic leaders can
fashion fine-sounding phrases upon it, but
these phrases are useless so long as they
think it wholly unnecessary to consider
the immense industries of the country
which have grown up under a protective
policy. They ask workingmen to vote for
competition with the cheap labor of Eu
rope. That is the sum and substance of
their position on the great question of the
It is not necessary to think twice as to
what the answer will be. The more the
people inquire into the A B C of the ques
tion the surer will their verdict be for the
system undet witch the great industries
have been built up and high wages made
possible. They will not rush into wild
experiments with a vast line of industries
which, if crippled or upset, would cause
universal distress and immense permanent
loss, if not ruin.
In the manufacturing States especially
there can be hut one serious voice on the
Once there was a element high in the
councils of Democracy which stood merely
for the revision of what it considered tariff
abuses the modification of tariff schedules
to suit the state of the market, but still to
give substantial protection. That was
represented by Mr. Randall in his time,
and is to-day spoken for by the New York
Sun. But the free-traders have taken the
bit in their teeth, and henceforward the
cry is to be no protection at all, but a mere
tariff to meet the government expenses,
and after that an invitation to foreign
manufacturers to send over their eoods as
cheaply as they can produce them and
take possession of the American markets,
unless Americans can produce as cheaply.
No sophistry or specious phrases can
hide the meaning of this policy. It will
lead the Democratic ticket to defeat -as
often as it is brought up.
ONE FIRM SIGNS.
The wage scale of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Workers has
been signed by the Tyler Tube Pipe Com
pany, of Washington, this State. Thus
has the Ice been broken, and the prospect
of a satisfactory solution has been en
larged. There is a commendable evidence
of willingness to discuss the rival claims,
which cannot but result fn a harmonious
decision of the dispute. The fact that one
firm has already agreed to the demands of
the workmen 4s most encouraging that
the larger concerns must follow suit he
A cessation of work would he de
plorable for more than the parties
directly concerned, and it is highly
gratifying to find evidence that com
mon sense and business-like consid
eration will prevent so .disastrous an
evil Even the uncertainty now preva
lent is injurious to commercial enterprise,
and it is sincerely to he hoped that a com
promise will be arranged right speedily.
WHITNEY'S GREAT SUCCESS.
While, the Chicago Convention equals
the Minneapolis gathering In consigning
certain practical politicians to the hack
seats of obscurity, it has a more positive
result in bringing a manager to the front
who bids fair to loom as a Warwick. Be
fore the convention there were some
vigorous attempts to push Wm. C. Whit
ney to the front as a Presidental quantity.
Mr. Whitney took occasion, however, to
choose a more fruitful role, and by the
smooth and skillful management of the
Cleveland campaign stands more promi
nently than even Depew on the Repub
lican side as the power behind the throne.
Everybody unites in praising Mr. Whit
ney's astute and suave policy at the con
vention, ne guided the Cleveland forces
to victory without an error. Under his
tactful management the vulgar and re
pulsive methods of seeking delegates were
eschewed. No attacks on the personality
of opposing candidates were permitted; no
brass band hunting for delegates was in
dulged inj and the new fashion of em
ploying women shouters to start a stam
pede was calmly ignored. The good taste
of the Cleveland management was so
prominent that even Tammany was forced
in very self-defense to adopt good man
ners. The course of the ex-Secretary
was original, but Is proved by the event
to have been almost infallible. First he
quieted the anti-snappers and preventeda
contest; then he won Palmer over and
bagged Illinois;" after that Watterson was
landed by the selection of Temporary
Chairman, and the Indiana contingent
was brought into the net Such work was
helped by.the fact that he had the popu
lar candidate; but its skill and success
put Whitney way In the lead among man
agers on the Democratic side. '
If Cleveland is elected, Whitney will
be a great figure in Democratic politics.
That very large "If" is all that interposes
between the wholesale tapping of Stand
ard Oil barrels and the spreading of
diamond-hack terrapin before the De
mocracy with a view to the Whitney
future as a fin de Steele candidate.
A PROPOSAI. OF BLUFF.
Presumably apropos of the President's
message advocating retaliatory measures
against Canada, at a meeting of the Em
pire League in London the Canadian
High Commissioner advocated the use of
a preferential .'tariff. He outdid Salis
bury's recent tariff -speech, in which the
Premier distinctly excluded articles of ne
cessity from the imports which he pro
posed to tax. For he advocated the impo
sition of a duty of five shillings a quarter
on American wheat, while leaving the
Canadian grain duty free.
This would be a delightful thing for
Canada, and a somewhat had blow for our
farmers. Bnt leaving out of the discus
sion the question whether it would raise
the price of breadstuffs in England as It
probably would there Is too strong and
too deeply Ingrained a feeling in England
against taxing for any but revenue pur
poses to permit even the serious consider
ation of a proposal to place a tax on
American wheat for Canada's benefit
The High Commissioner must have known
this very well, and there can be no doubt
that his audience did. His speech -therefore
is to be regarded simply as an empty
bluff, and a matter rather to be laughed at
than seriously considered in this country.
ONE WAY TO CURB THEM.
An interesting decision was recently
rendered under the anti-trust law of Illi
nois, which shows that all the legal efforts
to restrain the trusts are not to be valued
as waste paper. The case was that of a
man who had bought milk of a combina-"
tion to control the milk trade of Chicago,
and who when sued for what he owed the
combination set up the defense that it
could not under the Illinois statute col
lect its claims. The court sustained the
defense, saying that the only question was
whether there was an "agreement, combi
nation, confederation or understanding to
fix the price of milk."
We are not likely to form any very flat
tering estimate of the man who evades the
payment for what hu has bought by
this plea; yet a moment's consideration
will show that the legal attitude is a just
one. It is simply that an organization
which deliberately and persistently carries
on business by methods obnoxious to the
law, and uses its wealth and influence to
defy and nullify statutory enactments
shall not be permitted to seek the protec
tion of the legal authority which it
ignores. One of the paradoxical features
of the times has been the spectacle ot
vast interests which summon the protec
tion of the law for themselves and calmly
set the law aside when it, places any
restraint on them. The Illinois statute
calls a halt on that entirely one-sided ar
rangement, although, we fear, with the
result of hitting merely local and petty
combinations and leaving the great
PETTINESS AND POETIC JUSTICE.
The scattering among diplomatic repre
sentatives when Bismarck went to Vienna
to attend his son's wedding is universally
recognized as.a demonstratiqn of the pet
tiness and ingratitude of imperial politics.
It is certainly a marked exhibition of
those qualities when the statesman to
whom Germany owes her greatness is
made the subject of such strenuous exhi
bitions of imperial disfavor. Nothing
could be much smaller than the imperial,
motives unless it be the action of tho
creatures of the monarch who fled from
Vienna in such haste lest they should earn
their master's displeasure by being ordi
narily courteous to the old Chancellor.
But there is a more salient feature to the
affair in its illustration of a statesman
who is thus taught the adverse side of his
The real moral of B'smarck's experi
ence at Vienna is an exhibition of poetic
justice such as is rarely witnessed In this
world. Bismarck is the Tnan who is re
sponsible for building up the system in
which the greatest talents can be sent into
retirement and placed under the frown of
a personal monarch. It was by his choice
and labor that united Germany was or
ganized on the basis of imperial absolutism
rather than popular government He
established and taught the divine right of
war lords and the centralization of power
which his pupil has turned against him.
It is a signal retribution that he should be
the first and most famous victim of that
.Frankenstein., which he created with so
much energy a couple of decades ago.
In this matter William is small and Bis
marck is great; but no clear-sighted man
can feel much regret over such a remark
able demonstration of the vice of the
form of government which he forced upon
There is some talk of establishing a
Bureau of Public Safety at OH City to not
under authority grunted by aa Act of As
sembly with such Jurisdiction as will enable
It to prevent the recurrence of such disas
ters as that recently suffered. Some steps
ought certainly be taken to enforoe a proper
regard for public safety. And such a' bureau
should answer the purpose -well, if its or
ganization were properly managed and its
duties clearly denned.
Fashions in bathing suits indicate that
it is hotter at the sea shore than inland.
There is nothing to be gained by under
rating the strength of tho Free Trade party.
But with solid and united work from patri
otic .Protectionists there can be no mistake
about the outcome in November.
The Democrats have a regular father and
son ticket Stephen and Stevenson.
Tkuth is vindicated. An angler has
been found honest enough to confess tnat he
caught no fish on his fishing excursion, and
even that he tried to buy some to keep up
appearances and failed.
Men with winter and summer residences
give the burglar a double chance.
Now that both national conventions have
been disposed of, the people of this locality
might find time and money enough to com
plete tho fund necessary for the relief of the
Oil Creek sufferers.
Garden parties with hose pipes and bath
ing costumes are now in order.
It is a peculiar coincidence that the
American tourist who disdain American
scenery are for the most part liberal patrons
of European tailors and dressmakers.
Hot is the atmosphere and lukewarm is
most political enthusiasm.
IIiLii refuses to be interviewed. Of
course he is too busy swallowing the Cleve
land nomination pill to be able to express
his feelings in the matter.
What a boon Pittsburg's excellent free
baths arc at this seasonl
Schenley Park is being rapidly pre
pared fur the Fourth, and -the Mayor still
L needs monetary help to insure the success
Ul uia uuuuriumujf.
California is a great State, It sent
out news the other day that it had a glacier,
but Lower California beats it with two real
Everyone sighs for a shower, but no
body likes to get wet.
The owners ot an Eastern race horse
hitherto known as Tammany changed its
name yesterday. Co are the mighty fallen.
Visitors to Chicago got their money's
worLg of discomfort.
That Democratic platform would make
excellent kindling in some districts where
the blessings of natural gas aro unknown.
The tiger howled, and Tammany im
agined a vain thing.
From: the efforts at secrecy in the suits at
law one would imagine that the Baltimore
Terminal was a very subterranean alTalr.
That Gray mare was not the best dark
horse after all.
Cleveland sent his message to the
press without waiting for the formal notifi
cation of his nomination.
Hammocks and garden chairs are in
Strawberries and ice cream have a
good many festive engagements in common
Conventionally speaking, it is all
Now for the stump and then for the elec
tion. Another Victory.
'Mid thunder crash, and rain, and shouting,
Great Grover's.iorces won the day;
Mid the same noise, with factions pouting,
The blue once more defeated Gray.
PROMINENT PEUSOSS PARAGRAPHED.
Amelie Rives wili spend the entire
summer at her Virginia home, Castle mil,
engaged in literary work.
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Blaine and
daughter left Chicago yesterday morning for
their home via the Lake Shore road.
President Roberts, of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, who sails for Europe next
week Wednesday, seeks health and is not
going on business.
John G. Whittier is said to be color
blind, but the same charge was brought
against Homer. Mr. Whittier probably isn't
worrying much about it.
The eminent statesman and savant Ahmed
Yeflk Pasha wrote, among other work', a
Turkish dictionary. Tho Sultan has pre
sented 430 copies of this to schools of Con
Emperor William, with the assistance
of a well-known German artist, has de
signed a new crown for himself something
stunning in diamonds and gold. Grand
father's crown should have satisfied him.
Mrs. Jefferson Davis and her daugh
ter Winnie, the "Daughter of the Confeder
acy," are on their way to West Point, where
they will stop at a hotel that already con.
tains among its guests tho widow of General
Sitting Bull's 18-year-old daughter,
Minnehaha, who is poetically thought to
havedied'of a broken heart from her hope
less love of an army lieutenant at Fort
Sully, is to have her memory honored with
a life-size statue in the South Dakota
women's exhibit at the Columbian Fair.
SAM BUILDING IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Some Weak Points of Construction Outlined
by an Eastern Cotemporary.
There- is something wrong about dam
building in Pennsylvania, or the water res
ervoirs of the State would be able to with
stand summer storms. It is not a sufficient
explanation to say that there have been ex
traordinary cloud bursts, for dam breasts
should be built to resist Just such pressures
as come upon them from an excess of water.
Sometimes the fault results from too great
economy in construction, and sometimes
from an extension ot the dam breast without
proper strengthening of the foundations.
Each builder of a dam, though his stored
water may endanger the lives of entire vil
lages, is sole judge of what precautions he
The people of St. Clair and other villages
near Pottsville have parsed 48 hours of great
mental strain due to a leaking dam that
threatened to sweep away their homes, and,
though no disaster should follow, the inci
dent should be accepted as a lesson just as
valuable as one given by a great disaster.
The lesson is that dams of this character
should meet the approval of State engineers
before tlioy are allowed to be used lor the
accumulation and storage of large bodies of
OLD HTJICH IN A BE W SOLE.
lias Abandoned His Restaurant and Starts
a Second-Hand Furniture Store.
.New York, June 23. Old Hutch went into
the second-hand furniture business yester
day, and was busy all the morning carting
broken-backed chairs and legless tables into
the big store extending from 31 Pearl street
through to 20 Bridgo street, which he rented
originally to open a restaurant. His labors
wearied him, and in the afternoon he
dropped down on the sofa which he had
sent from Chicago when he landed in town,
and slept the torrid afternoon away. He
lett both doors wide open, and crowds
flocked in. but he snored unmindful or them.
The lurnlture which encumbered the
place was about as rickety a lot as could be
lound in a week's search. Where Old Hutoh
got it no one knew.
He had sold the three coffee boilers which
Ue bought lor this i estanrant. Jonas Whit
ley, who inspected them with a view to pur
chasing, said they leaked, and if Old Hutch
got $5 lor the lot he had driven an excellent
ENGLAND'S GRAND DISPLAY.
Sir Henry Wood Talks on the Exhibits at
the Chicago Fnlr.
New Tors, June 23. Sir Henry Wood,
British World's Fair Commissioner, arrived
yesterday on the City of Paris. Ho was very
enthusiastic over tho interest England was
manifesting in the big show and predicted
that she would have an exhibit worthy of
"We have." said he, "allotted as onr spao
at the Fair grounds about 300,000 square feet
and shall have an admirable exhibit of pic
tures, also a largo display or pottery and
piobably ono of the finest electrical collec
tions ever got together. The object of my
visit now is to look after the erection of an
old-fashioned English house, which shall
serve as the headquarters of the officers
having charge of our snow."
rronf or Bepew's Ability.
Mr. Depew is displaying marvelous diplo
matic ability in dealing with the newspaper
reporters who visit hlra to inquire whether
lie is going to accept a Cabinet portfolio. A
man who can be so urbane and so mum all
at onco is fitted for the loftiest station in
Loved for tho Enemy He Has Made.
The continued popularity of Bismarck as
he Journeys across Europe must lie intensely
tailing to the young Emperor, who is only
too well aware that the people love Bis
marck chiefly, at this time for' the dis
tinguished enemy he has made.
Blake .Leave for Ixndonderry.
Tobohto, Ont., June 23. Special.' Hon.
Edward Blake, the Canadian candidate of
the first Parliamentary party for the Im
perial House of Commons lm South Long
lord, leaves for Londonderry to-day by the
A nolher Engagement Open.
Mr. Whitney is said to havereeeiveda
very flattering-offer from the Barnum circus
folks to train their family of tigers.
A LOOK AROUND.
Witnesses did not materialize yester
day, so the Maryland Central inquiry went
over for a day. It is public talk that some of
these days there will be some more litigation
among some of the principals In the Balti
more deal. When some big operations in
New York get in shape the other side of the
present suits will probably open fire to re
cover large sums claimed by them to be due
by Gustavo Llndenthal and others.
There is probably a greater diversity ot
opinion as to what will be the result in New
York next November, as between Hill and
Cleveland, than any other State can cause.
The cold truth seems to be that Tammany
will be in a measuro compelled to support
Cleveland ,twing to the Influence and money
of the importers who are of course free
traders. I am told that one large flrm.which
usually gives as high as $50,000 to the Demo
ocratio Committee, will this year increase
their contribution to $150,000. This amonnt
was pledged by them to Whitney and other
Cleveland leaders, contingent upon the
nomination of His ex-Excellency. The loss
of John I. Davenport to the 'Republican
'party in New York City will be severely felt,
for no man was so able to prevent what
may bo called "needed majorities" in the
downtown Assembly districts.
If Harrity heads the Democratic cam
paign and C. L. Magee that of the Repub
licans, what a busy time there will be
among Pennsylvanians. Tho spoilsman of
the Philadelphia postofflce will be no mean
antagonist, though he lacks the knowledge
or tho country at large, which so marked
.Barnum. Much the same can be said of Mr.
Magee as compared with Quay or with
Clarkson. Outsideof the fight in New York,
Indiana and West Virginia will be among
the most interesting storm centers.
What is the matter with the City Hall
clock o'nights? It is as dingy and dark
as the balance of the grimy monument to
municipal architectural weaknesses. It Is
true that the big clock does not keep the
best of time and is not always to be relied
upon in daylight, but it would be handier to
guess by if somebody would light a candle in
Is it a soup ticket?
Cleveland is stronger than Harrison in
one respect. He has no son llussell.
Fred Muller, of the BiMetin, tells a
good many interesting things, but he has a
hard-luck story of his own which beats
the average. His father owns a farm, near
Zelienople, in Butler county, and away back
in tho 'CO's Fred sank a well for oil. The
market price at that time was $7 a barrel,
and, when alter going down 800 feet, no
signs ot oil were found, all Fred's golden
visions vanished. Eight huudred feet was
regarded as deep enough to get whatever
was going In those days, and, al
though tho owner of the well wanted
to go deeper, he was discouraged by tho
drillers. Besides that he had used up his
ready cash and did not feet like going sto
debt. About eighteen months ago big wells
were struck on the Mailer farm at aj depth
of 1,000 feet and the farm's production now
is 7,000 barrels a month ol which the owner
gets one-eighth at the market price of oil
about 53 cents a barrel. If oil hud been
found in that first well, the owner would
have had it all and' $49,000 a month is cer
tainly worth a passing regret. '
A once familiar figure in the manufact
uring world who is occasionally seen on
the streets still, but no longer is n man of
affairs, is James I. Bennett. As head of the
great firm of Graff, Bennett 4 Co. and Pres
ident of the Pittsbnrg and Lake Erie Bail
road Company,- at one time Mr. Bennett
was as well known and as busy" as any mas
in Pittsburg. After his second failure he
settled down to a quiet life at Bslle vue,
coming to the city in his well-known buggy
now and then to assist iu sottling some
thing connected with his former business.
He seems in good health and spirits, and
takes a keon interest in passing events in
politics and trade.
Nobody seems to think of or care for the
night workers. The boys Can run lemonade
stands under his window from the early
morning unchecked by the police, who
would be sure to interfere if anybody made
the same amount of noise right after mid
night. There are thousands of men in Pitts
burg who work all uitfht .in the mills, the
telegraph and newspaper offices, and other
branches of business and industry. These
men have to sleep until afternoon nnder
drawbacks which would seem unsurmoun ta
ble to tho ordinary sleeper. Habit is much,
but there is no reason why unnecessary
noise should be permitted at any time when
it interferes with the comfort of those who
work hard while others rest. Make the
street sales as quiet ns possible, Mr. Chief of
Public Safety. If you do the night toilers
will dream of you. Walter.
HE WAS UP IN AKIia
Ohio's Governor Gets a Ride on tho Shoul
ders of His Fricn In.
New Yokk, June 23. A little scene oc
curred Tuesday night after the Republican
ratification meeting had adjourned, in which
Governor McKinloy was paid high homage
by his enthusiastic admirers. In fact, tho
altitude of said homage was such that the
Black Prince of Protection was for a minute
in slight danger of life and limb.
As the audience dispersed, the men on the
platform all gathered around to congratu
late the Governor, and he was the center of
a struggling crowd. When all had shaken
hands, the membersof the Ratification Com
mittee suddenly grasped tho Governor on
all sides, raised him to their shoulders, and
bore him triumphantly off the stage. He
was helpless in their hands, and could only
It was a spontaneous movement, and
while such honor has been accorded many
men before, it is doubtful if any were borne
on such a heterogenous palanquin, formed
by the shoulder-) of representatives from
every State and Territory in the Union. It
was another dramatic picture added to the
many in his past career, and good protec
tionists probably regard it as a happy omen.
WATCHING FOSEIGN SHIPPERS.
The Inspection of THeir Merchandise in
Transit to Be Inquired Into.
Wabuiicqtox, D. C, June 23. Representa
tive Hltt, of Illinois, to-day introduced in
the House a preamble and resolution on the
subject of the inspection of merchandise
transported in bond through, tho United
The resolntion instructs the Foreign
Affairs Committee to inquire whether
further legislation on the subject is neces
sary and especially whether a careful in
spection of such merchandise should be had
at the frontiers of the United States upon
the departnre and arrival of such mer
chandise and whether the Interests of the
United States do not require that each car
of such merchandise, while in Canadian ter
ritory, shall be In the custody and under the
surveillance or an inspector or the Customs
Department, the cost " of such surveillance
to oo paid by the foreign carriers transport
ing such merchandise.
MUST BE NO COMMENTS.
An Amendment to the Agricultural Bill
Causes a Windy Argument.
Washington, June 23. The agricultural
appropriation bill was disposed of by tho
Senate to-day except as to one amendment
on which action has been reserved until tbo
Senato meets again on Monday. Thatamend
ment gave rise to mnch discussion and to so
much opposition that a yea and nay vote
upon it could not be dispensed with, and
such a vote would hayo only disclosed ' tho
absence of a quorum.
It was in relation to the.provislon as to
monthly crop reports, the bill as passed by
the House requiring them to be "strictly''
confined to percentages and to be without
comment. The Senate Committee on Ap
propriations recommended the striking ont
of the restrictive words and it was that
recommendation which Mr. Vest, aided by
Mr. Washburn and others, fought and which
still remains to be voted upon.
PottSTltlo's Danger Nearly Over.
Porravii-LE, June 23. The Water Com
pany's leading dam still holds together, and
irom present Indications the breast is likely
to remain intact until all the water is drawn
off, which is now being accomplished at the
rate of f onr inches an hour.
AN AWFUL STRAIN 'OYEK,
Bat the Democrats Have Incurred .More
Debts Than They Can, Fay.
trnok a sTArr coaBEsroKDXXT.l
Chicago, June 23. No political convention
has been such a strain upon the delegates as
this. To the last hour It has been awful. The
two-thirds rules required in the present situa
tion such sacrifices that both Indiana and
Illinois were promised the Vice Presidency
for votes. The enemies of Cleveland rallied
to the side which would do him the most
injury, and Stevenson supplants Gray,
whose Indiana friends have gono home
Boles was saved by his friends, who dared
anybody to put him into the Vice Presiden
It is supposed that Palmer, for turning the
Illinois delegation over to Cleveland, got
his reward in defeating Gray and nominat
ing Stevenson, for whom the civil service
plank was made light Indeed.
The Gray men charge on Colonel Dickin
son the, principal treason, saying that
that he brought out his Michigan candidate
with sublime selfishness, after he had given
his pledge to Indiana. He was called all
sorts of epithets, I understood, by the In
dlahians on the floor of the convention.
Bourbonlsm in Indiana stretched ont
Gray. Stevenson was nominated to equal
ize Harrison as a soldier. The air is full of
vengeance against Dan Voorhees, who came
here like Gorman, swearing against Cleve
land, and then to get Gray supported Cleve
land. Hence New York voted solidly for
Stevenson under Croker's direction. In the
West Indiana and Illinois antagonize each
other, as in the East New York and Pennsyl
vania. Mr. Whitney is not so much praised to
night as ho has been. The debts he incur red
to nominate Cleveland have brought him
curses, not loud but deep.
The convention, on the whole, shows how
minor things, like the platform and the Vice
1'rcsidency, are subordinated to the supreme
passion to renominate a President who has
had one term and two nominations. The
platform is spoken or hero as a mere subter
fuge. The Vice President is regarded as of
no consoquence. But the Cleveland men
have left behind them at the last hour the
impression of false play. Whitney, Dickin
son and others aro to-night denounced.
Mr. Cleveland has been compelled to abide
by the platform ho never meant, and there
ate planks in it which will plague him and
require ull his. personal popnlarity to over
ride them. Indiana, the Republicans say,
has been given up, Iowa spurned in her new
Democracy, and Illinois cajoled because she
assisted Pennsylvania to nominate Cleve
land. The campaign lies on the mugwumps.
OUR MAIL POUCH.
Protection for Homo Industries.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
I ata much pleased with your remarks in
this morning's DisrATcn about the contract
for the Phipps Conservatory being given to
a New York. firm, and I entirely agree with
yoa that it would be equally fair to Import
coal irom England. I am an ardent believer
in protection, aa my father was before me,
and it has frequently seemed strange tome
that while we are protected agalnsc England
and Canada we have no protection from
competition Irom other States. There are
plenty of contractors in Pittsburg who
could have built the Phinps Conservatory:
then why go to New Yorkt It seems to mo
that architects and contractors from aDroad
should have to pav a good stiff license be
fore being allowed to do any work hero. Our
merchants are protected against outsido
competition by a tax on peddlers, and why
should not our contractors and architects
have the same sbowT I suppose they were
enabled to bid a trifle under our people,
having probably more facilities, but if onr
contractors were only protected for a few
years until they got securely on their feet,
thoy could build buildings so low that thev
could defy outside competition. If this Is
not so, then I do not understand the logic of
protection. E. Vabtoa.
Pittsbceo, June 22.
. Pure Water and Plenty of It,
To the Editor or The Dispatch!
Apropos the handling of Indian creek
waters more fully set forth in an issue of an
evening paper Friday, June 17 the follow
ing figures may be pertinent:
Under heavy piston pressure water is sup
posed to travel 100 feet per minute, but un
der hill reservoir tho pressure is doublo and
perhaps more than double. A 10-lnch pipe
under heavy piston pressure will throw 418
gallons per minute, while the same pipe,
under hill reservoir pressure, will throw
1,000 to 1,200 gallons per minute, or 72,000 gal
lon per hour, or 1,723,000 gallons per day.
Indian creek waters are unquestionably of
the puret quality, and the writer holds that
if some or our doubting editors, open to con
viction, would, at the dryost weather stage,
visit Indian creek and its tributaries, uith
their never-failing springs, a favorable im
pression would be made, to say tho least.
Pittsburg could secure a perfect and pnre
water supply from this source. D. H.
FrrraBCBO, June 22.
THE CHICAGO TAFIFP PLANKS.
Tariff for revenue only is the declared
policy ot the Democratic party. Under tiat
banner it goes into the fight. Cteveland TLain
The tariff plank, as altered by tho action
of the convention itself, is highly satisfactory
to the more earnest tariff reformers In
dianapolis Sentinel (Dem.).
The tariff plank makes tho issne equally
as plain as it was four years agoand the ver
dict of the people on It next November will
be tho same Buffalo Express (Rep.).
The Republican -yarty will thank the
Democracy for this plain expression of hos
tility to American industries, for it tells us
Just where the Democratic party stands.
Ohio State Journal (iJ-p.).
These is no room for quibble as the reso
lution stands. The repeal of tho McKinlcy
tariff act is promised asaconsequence of tho
re-establishment of the Democracy In' the
control of tho Government. Philadelphia
The platform adopted by the National
Democratic Convention declares for tariff
reform and honest money for a tariff that
will be Just to all the people, and for a silver
dollar that will be worth a dollar. Wheeling
The country owes a debt of gratitudo to
the men who made and won the fight ror the
minority report. As Mr. Watterson has said
more than once, the Democratic party is a
free trade party or it is nothing. Wheeling
While the tariff plank in some respects
may be criticised even by Democrats, it Is,
in the main, sound and satisfactory. It in
dicates the party's earnest purposo to enact
genuine though conservative measures of
tariff re form. Buffalo Courier, (Dem.).
We compliment and congratulate tho Chi
cago convention for its action in striking
out the tariff straddle proposed by the ma
jority or the Committee on Resolutions and
inserting in its place our old rriend, "reve
enne only." Philadelphia Press (Rep.).
It makos tho issue in the campaign clearly
and emphatically between protection and
free trade. It eliminates frori the canvass
all or the indefinite and conrusing twaddle
about "tariff reform" by substituting tariff
levointion. Indianapolis Journal (Rep.).
The Mother of Vice Presidents.
Virginia mav perhaps be the mother of
Presidents, and Ohio may be a good second;
Kentucky may be the mother of Speakers,
but New York is emphatically and decidedly
the mother or Vice Presidents. Eight New
Yorkers Aaron Burr, George Clinton, Dan
iel D. Thompfcins, Martin Van Buren, Mil
lard Fillmoro, William A. Wheelor, Chester
A. Arthur and Levi P. Morton are on the
roll already. Whltelaw Reid will make the
DEATHS HEBE AND ELSEWHERE.
Colonel George K. Clarke, Chicago.
Colonel George R. Clarke, one of the oldest real
estate men of Chicago and the founder of the Pa
cific Garden Mission, died at Morgan Park. III.,
Wednesday. Fourteen years ago, when D. L.
JIoodT. the evangelist, held a aeries of revival
meetings there, Clarke was converted. He aaw
how little attention waa given to the spiritual needs
of the lower cubic on the 'levee." and reiolred
to help them. Unaialsted he bought tne Paclflo
Garden saloon, and In place of beer and whisky he
dispensed bible and hymn books. He spent from
H,ooo to 15,000 every year on the mission, and said
that a better Investment could not be found.
THREE FAIR EVENINGS
Promised by the ladles of the Butler Street
M. E. Church Alainnl Association to
. Banquet Recaption to Graduates Con
cordia Clnb House Accepted by the
The Butler Street M. E. Church last
night began a three days' session of a most
agreeable kind an entertainment combin
ing a garden party with a bazaar and straw
berry and ice cream festival. Tho grounds,
which were lent for the occasion by Dr.
Clark, of Lawrenceville, are situated on
Bntler street and Forty-fourth street, and
thus being on tho main thoroughfare offered
every inducement to the passer-by to come
in. The grounds are scarcely orthodox, the
turf in this case not being gross but tan
bark. The novelty, however, proved Very
successful and elicited many comment in
ndmiratton. The booths were dotted
everywhere, and out of tbo middle of
the lemonade stand grew a reat
tree, whoso forked trunk held the
several implements of the trade It had a
'unique effect and proved attractive. Among
other attractions was tho redoubtable mer
ry-go-ronnd, untiring and energetic as ever,
and from the opening of the fnlr until mid
night it continued in a wild hilarious conrso
to the delight of every small boy and girl in
Lawrenceville who had the pennies to buy
his way. As the evening still showed noslL'ns
of rain, confidence was restored in the
breast of the multitude, and by 10 o'clock
standing room was uncomfortably close
quarters. .The first evening augurs well for
the two remaining. Whatever the state of
the weather, there are still two day. of the
fair to come. It will be deferred in event of
rain, but certainly will be Kivon on a later
fair evening. Thecomplcto list of commit
tees is as follows:
Decornting Committee Messrs. W. Bai
ley, D. K. Murray, T. Stewart, Elmer Bnrn,
Jesse Hiller, John Teets, B. Fork and Dr. J.
Ice Cream Committee Mrs. J. G. Robin
son, Chairman: Mis. Dillinger, Mrs. Syvos,
Mrs. W. S. Williams.
Confections Committee Mr. J. W. Fol
snm, Chairman; aids, the Misses Mand
Evan9, Rutti Evans, Annie Folsom, Annie
Sinning, Tillio Beck, Eva George, Miss
Shannon, Mary Fergnson, Emma Gnne,
Kate Grine, Mollie Knoll, Clem Knoll. Mrs.
Eli Fetzer, Adllo Hostetter, Florenco Little
field, Jennie Taylor, Sadie Harris, Netta
Robinson, Gerty Smith, Ira Alvee, Eliza
Creighton. L. Evans, Annie Cameron, Mrs.
Burnet, Mrs. Robb, Mrs. Wanen, Mrs. Bar
clay, Ella Barton, Lina Shoop, Mollie Con
ler, Lizzie Bowers, Mrs. Uart. Emma Paul
son, Mrs. Grant Darby, IdaFlaccus, Martha
Seebick, Miss Hover.
Fancy Table Mrs. a L..FIaccus, Chair
man;' Miss Poor, Vice Chairman, and Mrs.
Samuel Hamilton, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs.
Lewis, Mrs. John Patterson, Mrs Edward
Munn. Mrs. Camoron, Mrs. Kinnenr. Miss M.
S. McElhenev, MIs Julia De Armit, Mrs. W.
A. Lincoln, Mrs. Georee Seebick, Mrs.T. N.
Richard-), Miss Alice Poor, Mrs. C. R. Miller,
Mrs. IL J. Lang.
Lemonade Mrs. C. Kenworthy, Chairman;
Mrs. Mary Jeffries, the Misses Sadie Metcalf,
Laura Grlne, Bailey McCbesney, Fork Evans,
Reeves, Mrs. William Bailey, Mrs. M. E.
Johnston, Miss Emma Smith, Nettie Bair,
Carrie Evans, the Misses Hoyer, Leah
Fetzer, Mr. Martin, Mrs. Snaman.
Target Practice Alexander Lockhart,
Chairman: Frank Cameron and Dr. Cameron.
Fish Pond Mr. Sn!e H. Wallace
Doorkeepers W. F. Williams. T. B. Stew
art, G. 15. Ltttlefleld, Thomas Jenny.
Ticket sellers II. B. Stewart, John G.
Robinson, John B. Stewarr, G. Garrison, W.
W. Reeves, S.W. Uav. John McCartnoy, Sam
uel M. Kinley. W. II". Knhns.
Cake Committee Mrs. T. B. Stewart,
Chairman: aides, Mrs.McCartney, Mr. J.Mc
Moran, Mrs. Thomas Jenny, Mrs. Jeffreys,
Sirs. W. H. Kuhns, Mrs. Minnie Tate. Mrs. P.
Burea, Mrs. Harvey Hill, Mrs. Whitney,
Sirs. W.N. Reeves, Mr.Littlefleld. Mrs.JIore
land, Mrs. Schaefer, Mrs. G. and Mrs. E. Met
calte, Mrs. Covert, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Leslie.
Mrs. Fork, Mrs. Nehinger, Mrs. Newingham,
Mrs. George, Mrs. W. II. Wallace. Mrs. W. P.
Bigloy, Mrs. S. W. Hav. Mrs. R. Meredith.
Mrs. G. Murphy. Mrs. Webb. 31rs. Snvder.
Mrs. GIvens, Mrs. Folsom, Mrs. McCartney,
Mrs. J. II. Folsom, Mrs. Hetbrick, Mrs.
Smith. Mrs. Frank Cameron. Jlr-. Claney,
Mb. Marian Xoblo. Mrs. W. Smith, Mrs. A.
Fetzer, Mrs. Morris. Mrs. Crumrine. Mrs.
Wightman, Mrs. High, Mrs. W. A. and Mrs.
S. A Woods, Mrs. Frank McWillinms. Mrs.
Harry Evans. Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Linker, Mrs.
Abraham Reese, Mrn. B. F. Wil
son, Mrs. William Burns, Mrs. W.
II. Matthews, Mrs. Chalmers. Mrs.
George Calhoun. Mrs. Kate Fisher, the
Misses Fisher, Mrs. Mallory, Mrs. Maggie
Howe, Misses Ida and Bertie Shafer, the
Misses Barton and Mrs. Harry Hill.
Indian Tea Mr. Oldham, chairman: Mr.
B. Meredith, Mrs. Snvder, Mrs. Senator. Mrs.
Grant Darby, Mrs. Kate Darby, the Misses
Retta Bender, Cora Evans, Laura Grine, D.
K. Murray and Marie Stewart.
The fair is projected to release the church
from a standing debt or $900. the residlunm
of a much larger debt, uhich tin' been
cleared off by several successful methods.
TnE Alumni Association of the "Western
University will hold a banquet this evening
at the Monongahela House, which is fore
shadowed to be a thoroughly hospitable
conclusion to n very successful year at the
University. Besides speakers and thorough
masters in after dinner talks, the pleasure
or the evening will bo greatly increased bv
songs from the University Glee Club. A
business meeting of the association will take
place at 7:30 r. m. '
Dr. "Wood, President of the Duquesnc
College gave a reception to the graduating
class, the Board of Directors and Faculty
yesterday afternoon at the college. Seventy
five covers were laid. Addresses wore made
by the different members of the Board and
Faculty, and nearly every member of the
class volunteered a speech of good
wishes for the Faculty and the
college. At the close the class organ
ized an Alumni Association by electing
Mr. George U. Kane, President; Mr. John II.
ITn.nt.ln.nl. V(n. P..., M.nt. III.. Dllc. Tt
Hotham; Secretary, and Mr. . Lewis Todd,
Treasurer. Mr. Will Brown, Miss Maude
Bishoff and Mr. Walter O. Amsler were
elected an Executive Committee and in
structed to draft a constitution and bylaws,
to be presented at the next annual meeting.
The reception closed with an enthusiastic
vote of thanks to the President of the col
lege. An excursion to Idlewild next Saturday
closes the school year thus pleasantly.
Succeedino the agreeable reception of
Wednesday evening, the Concordia Club
house last night was finally delivered by tho
Building Committee, of which Mr. Simon
Kaurmann is Chairman, to the President,
Mr. Hamburgor, and by him transferred to
the members. The Interesting attendant
ceremonials took glace between 8 and 9
o'clock, in the presence of nearly 100 mem
bers. The clubhouse now belongs to Its
members, who may enjoy all Its privileges
every day in the year, from 6 in the morning
until 12 midnight. A gong bangs beside the
big hall clock, and when midnight comes
this is rungby the bouse steward in warning
of the shutting of the bouse nntil morning.
Fully 1,000 people from Pittsburg and
Allegheny attended the celebration or tne
anniverenry of the Soldiers' Widows' Home
at Hawkins yesterday. The sweet-faced old
ladies who passed throush the dread regime
of trouble of soldiers' wives were toasted,
feted and treated as only the heroic ones
can be treated by heroes. G. A. R. Posts
Nos. 88, 126 and 128 went down to Hawkins
last evening led by-he band from Post 122.
and the hours were whiled away with in
spiring martial inasic.
SIiss Axxie Rkihecke, sister of Dr. II. L.
Reinecke, of Carson street, Southside, was
married yesteraay aiterucon to mu .ubt.
Frederick Miller, son of Dr. W. N. Miller, of
the Southside. The happy young couple
will rail in a few days lor Corca, where Mr.
MUIer will labor as a missionary.
The wedding of MIsLoretta Anna Ghriest
ahd Mr. Pruali, which was anticipated in de
tial in yesterday morning's DisrATcn. came
off with all due eclat in North Avenue M.
E. Church last night.
H4EBIS0N 10 TAKE A HOLIDAY.
He Will Accompany Ills Family to Their
3few Adirondack Cott.ic-s.
Washihotox, June 23. The President and
Mrs. Harrison will leave here on the 5th or
6th proximo lor Loon Lake, in the Adiron
dacks. where a cottage has been taken for
the summer. The President will remain a
day or two only, but Mrs. Harrison will re
main until she regains her health and
Mrs. McKee and her children will leave
here to-morrow for Marblehead, Mass.
A Carfol Beetle.
Reading, June 23. A correspondent at
Sharcaville. this county, reports the discov
ery there of a beetle that kills potato bugs.
which are unusually plentiful this year. The
beetle is as large as the common horse fl
and its color is blue with a brown head. It
attaoks the potato bag on the backhand kills
it while holding it with its two forelegs.
There are 10,000 parishes in Engla
with only church schools.
Salmon, pite and goldfish are said
be trie only flsh that never sleep.
Ten thosand lead toy soldiers t
turned ont.in Nuremberg every day.
A 110-ton gun can fire two shot
minute, each discharge costing $1,373.
Waterproof umbrellas made of par
are coming into very general use in Paris.
Last year 3,000,000 book3 were issu
to the people ofLondon from free librari
The cemeteries of London cover 2,(
acres and the land they occupy rcpresei
a capital of $1,000,000.
Fourteen logs, each 16 feet long, wi
cnt from one sugar pino tree, felled last w
ter in the Sierra Mountains,
One of the attractions of the forthco
ing Chicago Exhibition ia to be apyran
of 400 pianos connected by electricity a
manipulated by one woman.
Japanese jugglers are delt smoke
Several of them will sit before a carta
and from the tobacco smoke which isst
from their mouths, will form a succession
The Manhattan Elevated Kailroad, K.
York, carries, it is claimed, 600,000 passi
gers dally. At this rate, a year's to
would amonnt to 132,500,000. and m 5-ct
fares the receipts would bo $9,125,000.
To secure regular attendance at Divi
service a Presbyterian cbnrch in Lancast
decided to give a medal to each person w
attended ail tbo services throughout t
year. Last year the sexton was the or
person who won a medal.
A committee of the Manchester (X. 1
Central Church is going to set aside one
its horse sheds for the use of bicych
Quite a number of tho congregation n
to and from the church on cycles on Sa
day as well as during tbo week.
Bees are said to have such an antipatl
to dark-colored objects that black cbickc
have been stnng to death, while white on
or the same brood were untouched, and
man in a black high hat is rarely stung,
account of the attention the bees give
Santa Barbara Island, oft the coast
Ventma county, Cal., is uninhabited save
cats, and millions of them are said to thri
there. The island is entirely given over
them and bow they exist Is somewhat ol
mystery. It is thought, however, that the
cats live upon fish.
Cabbage has always been said' to be
cure for intoxication. The Egyptians a
boiled cabbago before their other food
they intended to drink wine after dinni
and some of the remedies sold as a p'
ventive of Intoxication on the contiue
contain cabbage seed.
The business of supplying the menage
ies and zoological gardens of the world wi
wild animals is mainly in the hands or fo
men Hagenbeck, of Hamburg; Eeiche,
Altfeld, near Hanover: Jafnrach, of Londe
and Cross, ot Liverpool. Their best cusl
mer is probably the London Zoo.
Cyrus "W. Field, emaciated almost tc
skeleton, and suffering from extreme ne
ous prostration, lies in a critical conditii
at his summer home, near Irvington. T
physicians in attendance say that his dea
at any moment would not surprise tho
Mr. Field now weighs only 85 pounds.
According to a telephone authority, tl
easiest languago lor telephoning is Chines
It is principally monosyllables, and is irai
up of simple rising and falling inflection
German, it seems, is not as bad a langna,
for telephoning as might be thought. Frenc
is not bad, but it is almost as sibilant
A Harrisburg, Pa., boy sent up in
balloon on the Fourth of July last yeat
bottle with his name and address in it, l
questing the Under to return it to hit
About ten days ago the bottle was picked i
by a gentleman on the shore or Lake Sup
nor, near Daluth, Minn., who immediate
forwarded it to the lad.
Shoplifting by women is said to 1
alarmingly on the increase in Paris, so mu
so that the Justices have been instructed
bo less lenient in future with rich womc
and to punish so-called kleptomania as ii
pie theft. Of 18 arrests made recentjyn
single dav, 17 were women; fowl' we
wealthy, and all were in comfortable r
There isawonderfnl piece of mechanis
in the United States Government Mint
the shape of the scales for weighing th go
coin. Two pieces of .paper" of equal weig.
have been placed upon the balances, and
one being removed and an autograph in lei
pencil inscribed on it.and the sheet replace
on the scales, the second piece has bet
found to outweigh the other.
A box containing 510,000 was four
near Payne, Ind.. a day or two ago. A seve
storm had passed over this section and u
rooted a number of trees. Three young mo
while examining the hole made by the n
rooting of a large oak tree, noticed tl
corner or a box protruding from the ean
and on opening ft fonnd, besides the aboi
value in money, many rare coins of foreig
A lady living in Norwich, Conn., aboi
a month ago set a dozen eggs under a sma
bantam hen, bnt she could not cover all.
them, and, as the rooster was very attcntii
and set on the eggs while the hen was o
three were taken from the nest ana given
liini in a separate one. In due time I
hatched three chickons.and isnowparadir
about with his lauilly, taking better care
them than even a hen could.
Considerable ingenuity is displayed b
a New York firm of engravers and make
of novelties in tho form of a letter markt
"personal," inclosing a faded rosebud wit
its leaves and the firm's card, with thi3 no
in a girl's handwriting: "Take back tl
flower thongavest- I love you nolonge
All my affection is given to Messrs- So-anc
So because they do such beautiful prlntin;
I am no longer yours." Maude."
There is now on exhibition in Philade
pbia a gigantic tarpon and a splendid spec
men of the silver king about six feet I
length and weighing 125 pounds. It w:
taken at Fort Meyers, Fla., on a fine No.
Russian hemp line with a No- 10 ringe
O'Shaughnessy hook and with a singl
jointed bamboo rod. The flsh lumped clea
out of the water six different times, an
took on hour and 25 minutes to bring hlra t
The automatic fortune telling machine
in railway stations and at street corners o
New York and London have been tnrne
into a new form of gambling. It will be n
membered that the faces or these machine
are covered with varUusly colored triangle:
They are, in brief, bandy roulette tablet
and certain people have taken to droppin
a penny in the slot and betting upon wba
colored triangle the finger of the Gipsy s"
IJFTINGS FKOM IJFE.
Young Mr. Fiddleback Is Miss Eedbni
Servant She Is. sir; but the minister Is talkln
to her Just at present, sir.
Flddleback Oh. all right. Don't wake her no.
She (Chicagoan) Do you admire Kip
He No; be abased America.
She I am enthusiastic over him.
He-After all be said about Chicago?
the Yes; for yoa sec he seemed to think Cblcag
Peddler I'd like to sell you a bottle o
Mrs. Haveu Hartford Have no use forit.
Peddler lint this is the kind that the rallroa
companies use to glue down the car windows wlttt
Mrs. Haven Hartford-How mnch is it? I'll uk
a dozen bottles!
"For me one hope in life I trace,"
The dnde exclaimed; "'TIjiBis,
That I may one day find the place
Where Ignorance Is Miss."
Gabriel had blown a blast on the las
trump, and Cuolly crawled from under a tome
'Deuced wacketl" he exclaimed.
"It is the resurrection," explained Gabriel
"You've been dead, you know."
"Have I. weally? Thanks, awfully. I assoa
you. Nevah should have noticed it."
Her leather Do you work for a living?
Chappie O. Yaas yaas
Jlcr Father (sizing him op) Whom do yo
She (still blushing) Am I the first gir
you ever kissed?
He Ho, darling: but yon are the last.
She Am I really? Ob, George. It makes ie s.
happy to think that.
Eoad Agent (stopping a funeral) Hold
up y'r hands! I want all th' money ye've got!
Chief Mourner Bles me! Here's the under
taker's bill collector already.