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r. t f- t It rTn-Mnrrnw'B Dispatch WILI. BE A 2D-PagG Triple NumbEr. It will contain contributions from tho pens of able -writers and all the news of tlio world, FaCt, Fanct, Fiction. scientific akd current gossip. narratives of travel asp adventure, "Will be found in the mammoth Twenty-Page Dispatch to be issued to-morrow morning. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8 1816. VoL , No. 72. Entered t Pittsburg rostoEce, November it, IbST, as second-class matter. Business Office G7 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. " Areraee circalallon of the daily edition of The Dispntch for six months ending April 1, 1SS9, 27,986 Copies per Issue. . Average clrcnlntlon of the Sunday edition of The Dispatch for March, 1SS0, 46,423 Copies per lunc. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. TOSTAGE FREE IX THE EXITED STATES. DjUIT DISPATCH. One Year J 8 00 Daily Dispatch, Tcr Quarter 2 00 Daily Dih? atcii, One Month TO Daily Dispatch, including fenndsy, one year 10 00 Daily Dispatch, including Sunday, per quarter 2 50 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, one month SO EUXday Dispatch, oncycar SS0 Weekly Dispatch, one year 125 The Daily Dispatch Is delivered by carriers at JS cents per -week, orlncludlngthc faunday edition, at 20 cents per week. POSTAGE All persons who mail the Sunday issue of Tho DIspntch to friends should bear in mind the fact thnt the post age thereon Is Two (-) Cents. All double and triple number copies ol The Dispatch require n 2-cent stamp to insure prompt delivery. PITTSBURG, SATURDAY. APR. SO. 1889. TWELVE PAGES YELLOW JACK AGAIN. The winter in Florida and the Sonth pretty generally has been unusually wet, and the comparatively few Northerners who ven tured there report that the return of yellow fever in the spring seemed to be widely dreaded. Yesterday it was reported from Bichmond, "Va., that news had reached there to the eflect that at least two deaths from yellow fever had occurred at Jacksonville, Fla., during the last two weeks, and that Pernandina had also been visited by the fearful plague. Naturally the people of Florida are extremely averse to the report of the return of Yellow fever becoming public, and it is said that physicians are joining with the business men to suppress all news relating to this matter. Butif yellow jack is about to reappear, or has indeed already made his appearance again, efforts to keep the fact quiet can hardly ivaO fat any leDgth of time. Ill news flies apace, and there are besides many in the South whose duty it is to watch for the return of the pest Dr. Posey is now traveling through Florida examining the sanitary condition of the country for the Federal Government, and if yellow fever exists anywhere he will certainly re port the fact. And it is well he should. No good purpose can be served by trying to conceal the arrival of a ferocious enemy. The unfortunate inhabitants of Florida themselves cannot hope to battle with the fever successfully unaided by their fellow countrymen. This was proven in last year's campaign. We observe that Dr. Hamilton, Super vising Surgeon General of the Hospital Marine Service, fears that the provision of the State law making it a misdemeanor, the punishment for which is a heavy fine or im prisonment, to report a case of yellow fever falsely or maliciously, will make the dis covery of an outbreak of the fever difficult. It will make doctors careful in diagnosis, but it ought not to prevent any decent man from reporting to the State health officers according to law. IRELAHD'S GOOD FOBTUKE. As Harper's Weekly remarks, the cause of Ireland never looked so bright as it does to day. Partly owing to the indiscretions of a few hot-headed leaders, but much more largely because of the persistent misrepre sentations and deliberate lying of so-called respectable newspapers, the real aspirations of the Irish nation have been hidden from the sight of the English people until now. The efforts of Messrs. Gladstone and Par nell to bring the English voters to a sober consideration of Ireland's claims have at last been crowned with success. The innate sense of fair play, the exist ence of which some had begun to doubt, has been allowed to emerge in the English character. It was asserted vigorously at therecent Rochester election, where theTory phalanx of Kent was broken for the first time in many years. There is every reason to believe that until Salisbury is forced to appeal to the country in a general election, these forcible and adverse comments upon his policy will continue to be evoked at the bye elections. It is really wonderful that the Tory Ministry has not succumbed before this. Salisbury's idea seems now to be to hang on to the reins of government and trust to luck to bring him some relief. This would not be so bad a policy if the Irish party had not so patient and astute a leader as Mr. Par noJl. It would be easy now for a careless leader of the Home Eulers to provoke the race jealousy in the English heart which has so long stood in the way of Ireland's hap piness and freedom. But Mr. Parnell stand ing side by side with Gladstone, with the banner of a grand cause above them, can not afford to wait the opportunity which must come at latest in three years' time. CANALS AND EALLWAYS. The abandonment of the old Morris Cinal, formerly one of the main routes of trans portation for anthracite coal from the mines to the seaboard, is generally made the sub ject of editorial sermons, showing that the canal system has lost its usefulness. The circumstances attending the surrender, however, when closely examined, are far from warranting that conclusion. The Morrie Canal has for years been owned ty the Lehigh Valley Railroad Com pany. The canal was a rival of the rail road n the transportation of anthracite coal," and it is a vital factor that if the canal continued to transport that freight as ffje Biggafifi cheaply as it onco did, the railroad business would be unprofitable. Itis one of the most prominent examples of the bad faith which sometimes governs these enterprises that this canal, like many others, was permitted to fall into the very control that was inter ested in its extinction; and that thus the destruction of all the Pennsylvania canals has been secured. That canals can still transport certain classes of freight more cheaply than railways do, is proved by the Erie Canal in New York, which has been kept independent by public opinion, and otuwhich the tolls tor grain arc about half those of the railways. It is alleged that the transportation of coal is different, one statement being that "the mere digging of the coal out of the boats costs as much as the whole railway charges." "With the river transportation of coal in this section at a fraction of the rail way charges, this allegation can be estimat ed at its proper value. If we ate not mistaken, the betrayal of public interests by the extinction of the ca nals, as routes for the transportation of slow and heavy freights, is proved by one fact, namely, that when anthracite coal was mainly transported by canals, the charges for carrying it were less than they are to day. THE NEWS FEOM LIMA. It would seem from the latest discoveries of TnE Dispatch's correspondent in the Lima field that there can be no longer any doubt as to the feasibility of refining the Lima oil. There may be yet some delay before the Standard Oil Company consents to admit that it has such a remarkably good thing in the Lima field, but as to the oil itself, unless appearances are altogether de ceptive, its enhanced value is established. The proceedings of the Standard Oil Com pany yesterday in Lima can only tend to confirm this conclusion. Late last night the conference between the Standard people and the Trenton Rock Oil Company as to the sale of the latter to the Standard was still in session, with a favorable conclusion for the greater company in sight. The Trenton Eock Oil Company owns 10,000 acres of oil territory, of which 7,000 acres have been developed. The Dis patch has no interest whatever in the mat ter beyond furnishing the news of this ex tremely important increase of the refinable oil field, but it is idle to imagine that the Standard is making purchase after purchase of land on a grand scale in the Lima region without some very solid advantage in pros pect The news that The DisrATCK has given, probably anticipated by some days or weeks the formal announcement of the Standard's acquisitions of territory in the Lima field, and its possession of a process to refine the oil. This may not be agreeable to the Standard, but the public as usual will not be displeased to have been put in possession of the facts at the earliest possi ble date. INHARMONIOUS GREATNESS. It is with profound grief that we observe a tendency among the lights of the baseball world, to indulge in personal altercations only second to the bitterness which seems to pcvail among the great leaders ot fashion. A discussion has arisen between Anson, of the Chicago nine, and Kelly, the ten thousand-dollar beauty of Boston. The inter change of compliments between these great men consists, first, of the allegation of Kelly that Anson could not "catch a little bit, not even a railroad train." To this fearful stab Anson replies that when he saw Kelly last it appeared that he "could not catch a horse car." This arraignment of the baseball abilities of the great professionals and the darlings of the bleaching. board, indicates the most strained relations. The enmity be tween Anson and Kelly appears likely to become as terrible and world-famed as the warfare between Pish and McAllister. "With the great men of baseball belittling each other and the great men of fashion at tacking each other's gentility, what hope is there for harmony among the lights of the country? It seems desirable that the distin guished men ot the land, the glasses of fash ion and the molds of baseball form, should set the example of mutual courtesy and ap preciation. But, from these animadversions, it really looks as if the only, example of peace fulness and mutual consideration among the noted characters of the land must be sought among the prize fighters. LYNCHING AND THE COLOE LINE. Governor Richardson, of South Carolina, has recently taken an action which, though rather unique in itself, goes far toward ab solving his administration of the charge ot unfairly treating the negro. Two negroes having been convicted of lynching a white man, were sentenced to be hanged. They were the first colored men convicted ol lynching, and the Governor granted them a full pardon, declaring that he wonld not allow them to be hanged so long as white men are never punished for the same crime. This certainly is justice to the negro, and no less creditable from the fact ihat it is a radical departure from the old Southern idea that the same law cannot apply equally to white men and negroes. If one class can not be punished for lynching, perhaps it is just that 'the other class shall not be. But would it not be more likely to contribute to public safety and respect for law in South Carolina, if the authorities and people wonld assert the determination that all lynchers, whether white or colored, shall be hanged for murder, without regard to color, race or previous condition. THE CATS MUST GO. There is, unless we are much mistaken, a much greater supply of cats than there is a demand for them in this region. Probably every individual residing within the city limits of Pittsburg or Allegheny would aver off-hand that the surplus of cats in his vicinity is one of the factors in the question, Is life worth living, as it presents itself to "him? And yet when we are revelling or reviling, as the case may be, in the midst of a superabundance of cats, there are many places in Dakota where the song of the nocturnal vocalist is sighed for, but never heard. This unequal distribution of the feline race has attracted the attention of a com mercial genius in Dubuque. He is now en gaged in buying cats, for which he pays from 60 cents to $1 each, according to age and size. He ships them to Dakota, where he sells them for $3 each. They are in great demand there, where they are wanted to de stroy the mice which swarm by thousands around the corn and wheat bins, doinggreat damage. Thus far two carloads of cats have been shipped from Dubuque, and another load is being secured. It is true that Pittsburg is not as near Dikota as in this case it would be conve nient for her to be, but she possesses such a remarkable stock of cheap and yet comely cats, well equipped for doing business with mice or other vermin, that it seems a pity that she should not 'enter into competition with Iowa points at once. The railroads, perhaps, considering all the circumstances, THE wonld refrain from discrimination against Pittsburg, and make a specially low rate for the transportation ot cats in carloads. There may be protests against this enter prise from old' maids, the makers of boot jacks and other interested persons, but we feel sure that the majority will regard the exportation of cats to Dakota as a timely, profitable and philanthropic measure. The cats must go. Editor Lusk, of the Parsons, Kan., Sun, thinks that the lawyers and not the boomers, nor even the Coroner, will reap the harvest in Oklahoma. Briefs will be more plentiful than bullets, and suits more prolific than murders, Mr. Lusk thinks. Thus civilization goes hand-in-hand with the frontiersmen nowadays. In the latest big commercial failure in New York City, one for a million dollars by the way, the only asset discoverable seems to be a solitary British Secretary. The creditors will have a hard time getting sat isfaction out of him. Beaver has succeeded in catching one out of the many burglars who have been grazing in her preserves of late. The cul prit caught was one of five who were en gaged in gutting a Beaver shoe store sys tematically, when some inconsiderate citi zen gave the alarm and interrupted them. Some people are of the opinion that Pres ident Harrison is not turning the wheel of fortune with enough bias toward Pittsburg. But Mr. Malone, the new Superintendent of Public Buildings here, is not saying a word. Whatever the exact truth about the negotiations between street railway lines in Allegheny City may be, it seems tolerably cer tain that the old fanzral processions with decrepit mules will hare to give way to genuine rapid transit ovr the river in the near future. President Campbell, of the "Window Glass "Workers Association, is not the sort of man to resign withont making his reasons for resigning very plain and possibly un pleasant for his opponents. The Legislature decided yesterday that after all it was just as well for the State to pay for the transportation of the militia to New York City during the centennial. It would have been more dignified to have made this decision when first the question was mooted. Two snnstrokes and general complaints about the heat are strange things to chronicle in April. If we are having Au gust now it is to be hoped we shall not have April at midsummer. If a man must use a revolver let him have some idea of how to aim the weapon. A South Pittsburg youth tried to quell a disturbance between two cats by discharg ing his revolver, and the bullet went into his sister's brain. PEOPLE OP PB0MINEKCE. Secretary Tracy has returned to Wash ington from Brooklyn. MrNEJirrso- Mutsu, Japanese Minister to the United States, speaks six languages flu ently. The late George W. Utennehle was the owner of more real estate in the District of Columbia than any other man. He paid taxes on more than 500 houses. assistant Secretary Bachxllor has ac cepted an invitation to attend the dinner to be given by Mr. Elliott F. Shepbard in honor of Whitclaw Reid in New York this evening. John D. Jennings, the Chicago real estate millionaire, who died a few days ago, was called the father of the 99-year lease sys tem. His estate amounts to more than $5,000, 000. Secretary Windosi's dally lunch is a very frugal meal, consisting only of a bowl of bread and milk, but as a consequence he has a good digestion and a correspondingly equable tem per. Mrs. Thomas A. Scott, of Philadelphia, has a necklace of diamonds and pearls that is valued at 150,000. Her collection of emeralds is one of the finest in the country, and the total value of her gems is at least $500,000. Edward Bulwer Dickens, tho youngest son of Charles Dickens, represents a Protec tion district in the Parliament of New South Wales. Twenty-eight years ago his illustrious father said: 'Nothing under heaven could in duce me to offer myself as a Parliamentary candidate for any place under the sun." Vice Admiral S. C. Rowan, of the navy, who recently took his place on the retired list, is85yearsof age. but in fine physical condi tion. He was born in Ireland, but is accred ited to Ohio on the Naval Register, He is a man of splendid physique, much more than 6 feet in height, and broad and strong in propor tion. Hishajr is whito, his cheeks red, his eyes bright and as he strides along with the springy step of a middle-aged man, men turn and look at him in wonder. By the Hamilton turnpike, in Hamilton county, Ohio, and on the way from College Hill, stands a large sycamore tree that was planted there in 1832 by Alice and Phoebe Cary. They were then 8 and 12 years old, and coming home from school "one day they saw a small tree a farmer had grubbed and thrown away in the road. This they planted and cared for as children will, and now the tree flour ishes, and every one who passes by stops under it for a moment's shade, and whenever the Cary sisters went to that part of tho country they paid a visit to their tree. MED TO MAKE A CHOICE. A Number of Proposed Sites for Publio Buildings Under Consideration. Washington, April 19. There are several perplexing questions before the Treasury De partment in regard to the selection of sites lor public buildings. Among these most diffi cult of solntion relate to the sites at Mil waukee and Omaha. Secretary Windom has decided to dispose of them all as soon as possible, and to that end he has requested Assistant Secretaries Batchelor and Tlchener and Supervising Architect Yvra drim to investigate each case thoroughly and to report their conclusions to him for action, I nistory in Statistical Form. A valuable work, containing Information that will be of lasting Interest to the whole American people, has just been published at Albany. It Is entitled "Regimental Losses in the Amercan Civil War," compiled by Lieuten ant Colonel William F. fox. The book, which is a handsome royal quarto of COO paces, is the result of years of patient labor. It shows the record of each of 300 lighting regiments, chron ological list ot battles, tho loss of men from each State, total number of enlistments and drafted men. naval losses and a great variety of other statistics of the greatest value. A Fancy Dress Affair. A pretty fancy dress party and children's en. tertainment will be given Thursday evening, April 25, in Forbes street Turner Hall by the Saturday afternoon dancinc class of Thumas Academy. The entertainment will consist of a reception and evening's amusement of King and Queen Pschorus' court, and a large num ber ol young people will take part. Ohio Swallowed Up. From the Philadelphia Times, J The Standard Oil Company has long owned one of Ohio's United States Senators, and now it has absorbed the rest of the State. The Obioans who aspiro to greatness after this must emigrate. Joseph Medill'a 'Family Remembered. Washington, April 19. Robert S. McCor- mlck, of Chicago, son-in-law of Joseph MedlU, of the Chicago Tribune, has been appointed Second Secretary of Legation at London, in place of Charles Phelps, resigned. P1TTSBUKG DISPATCH THE TOPICAL TALKER. The Fate of a Butterfly The Grent Mny Festival Chorus A HoSvl and a Fishy Excuse. A leading photographer showed me yes terday a portrait of the Englishman, Sydney Walters, who committed suicide in-Chtcago on Wednesday last. The face looked very familiar, for Walters was fond of exhibiting himself in prominent public places. He was a rather handsome man, with a blonde mustache, and what hair ho had was of the samo color. He affected an air of terrific swellishness; wore clothing just on the border Of loudness by day and donned a clawhammer and a corrugated dress shirt at the smallest provocation in the evening. He was alio fond of button-hole bou quets; and those who knew him when he was here say that his appetite for champagne was amazing. The character of tho man is clear enough in the photograph of him that was shown to me yesterday. The picture presents the man in flamboyant, full dress; the immense expanse of shirt bosom dotted over with small knobs, and the low cut vest of some light material. The bouquet and the swell swaggei;are also notice able. In just such guise he was the cynosure of a Bijou Theatre audience's eyes one nieht last winter when he occupied a box with a re markably pretty woman in a quaint flowered gown. It is a sad end to such a butterfly career, but what else could be expected? . The weather may be oddly hot. Bat we who stay at home are Still free to thank our stars we're not In torrid Oklahoma! The chorus which is to sing in the May Fes tival is making nico progress, so Mr. Carl Ret ter, Mr. Locke and others competent to judge declare. The rehearsals of this chorus, which originally reached tbesomewhat unwieldy total of 450, but is not likely to number more than 230 voices by the time the festival comes off, have been taking place on Thursday evenings at the Fifth Avenue Methodist Chnrcb. Hence forth the rehearsals will be held bi-weekly, on Monday andThursday nights. A chorus as large as this at the com mencement always needs pruning before it can acquire its proper value. The singers who drop off because they are not competent or find the work of rehearsals more onerous than they had bargained for, are usually many innumber. It seems altogether likely that Mr. Carl Rettcr will have a very fine chorus in shape before May 21 comes around. By the way, some people seem to have doubts of the exposition building being ready tor the May festival. There is no need for any fears on this score 1 am informed by Secretary Batchelor of the Exposition society. The blossoms frost the orchard trees, The streams contract their channels, And husbands doubt their wives' decrees To ksep on winter flannels. Concerning' the chorus rehearsals in the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church, a queer little incident occured shortly after they had been begun. Ayoungmanwhohas to labor on certain nights in the week in a building mightily close tho "Old Home," as the First Methodist Protestant Church is often called, happened to be talking to a young woman who goes in a good aeal.for singing and the young man said: "Choral sing ing is all very well in its way.but I do wish some energetic singers, several hundred of them I judge, would not howl in my hearing every Thursday night of the week. They bother all of us." "Where do they howl?" -asked the fair singer. "On, in the Methodist church just back of us you oughtto hear them!"' "I do hear them," replied the young woman, with a grim smile, "I'm one of the howlers!" When lovely woman no, not that! 'Tis not to folly that she stooped But J ust to stroke a friendly cat. Wo knew her dress was "hooped." V A WORTHY priest In a suburban neighbor hood met one of his parishioners early yester day morning walking toward the church. "I'm glad to see you're going to church this morning, Michael," said the good man. 'Sorra' a bit, yer rev'rence," replied Michael honestly; "Pra goin' a fishin'." "Don't you know what day it is, Michael?" "That's it, yer rev'rence, and me ould woman says we must have fish for dinner or we'll never get to the good place!" A JOURNALISTIC FLOP. Tbo Oldest Democratic Newspaper In Tcn , ncssee Is Now Republican. Chattanooga, April 19. The Athens Post, one of the oldest and probably the ablest county paper in Tennessee, with its issue to morrow leaves the Democratic party and joins the Republicans. Its editor and proprietor, Jo J. Ivins, also resigns his position as Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of McMinn county. In an open letter, which is highly interesting reading, be says the dom inant idea of the Democratic party as mani fested by the recent action of Its Legislative majority is party ascendancy at any cost, and cites as a case in point the gerrymander of this (Third) Congressional district, saving no more hurtful thine could have been done for Ten nessee and the South. He argues fromjtbe record that the development of manufactures in tho South depends lamely upon the success of Republican principles, and that the' policy ot President Harrison will bring unity and prosperity. The new departure will cause a prodigious sensation, but shows how the leaven is work lng. and Is only the beginning of the end. Mr. Ivins will not lack for company. Other young men in the South by scores and hundreds will follow his example. ' THE GLAMOUR OP THE STAGE. A Young Lady Lcnrns tbo Hnrdsblps of n 'Dancing Girl's Life. New York Sun.l We have just had the old story over again. The young lady was fascinated by the glitter of the stage and by the gay costumes of the actresses who reveled amid the applause of their admirers; she grew crazy to become one of them, and fled from her homo to enjoy that glorious privilege. She soon learned more than she had known about the life of a dancing girl. She found that the work was very hard; that the discipline was very severe; that the pay was barely enough to support her; that she had lost the balmy sleep of other times; that she was feverish when behind the foot lights and languid in other hours: that she did not cet the glory she had looked for, and that her Lexington avenue boarding house was unlike her father's home. She has gone back to her mother in tears and taken her lesson along with her. Other stories of the kind have been heard for centuries. THE EIGHT TO KEEP BEES. A Novel Qnestion Which is to be Decided by tho New York Courts. HOBART, N. Y., April 19. The "Hobart bee case," which involves the right to keep bees when tho industrious little insects annoy the neighbors, will be retried in tho Delaware County Circuit Court. This is the first case of ftsklnd ever known, and the Bee Association of the Stato will carry It to the Supreme Court of the United States if necessary. Eleven maps of the premises of Apiariast Rich, whose bees were decided to be a nuisance in the first trial of the case, have been made by surveyors and engineers. A Mansfield Man Gets n Job. Washington, April 19. The Secretary of the Treasury has appointed William A Rogers, ot Mansfield, O., to be chief of a division in the Third Auditor's office, vice William S. Kaiser, resigned. DEATHS OP A DAY. Iter. B. K. Pcircc, D. D. Special Telegram to The Dlspatcn. Boston, April ls.-Hev. Bradford Kinney Telrce, D. I)., the widely known preacher and writer of the Methodist Church, died this after noon at Newton, Mass., aged 70 years. Dr. l'eirce graduated from Wesleyan University In the class or Ml, and Joined the New England Conference two years later. in 1855-56 he was a member of the Massachusetts Senate. In 1863 he received the appointment or chaplain of the Honse or Refuge at Randall's Island, N. Y., and removed to that place, continuing his duties at that public Institution until 1872, when he was made editor of Zlon't Herald. Returning to Bos ton he held charge of the editorial columns of that Eaper nntll about l o years ago, when he retired. :ev. Charles II. i'arkliurst succeeding him. In the Held of literature Dr. .Telrce has been very active fdrbairacenturr. Mauutls, Sunday school notes, magazine sketches, biographies, stories, essays andother varied articles have come rapidly from his pen. In personal life he was a most agreeable companion, having a rich fund of anecdote, a .quick wit, and beyond tbat a warm-hearted geni ality that won the hearts of every acquaintance. ' SATURDAY, APBIL 20, BRAIN POWER IN PLANTS. Reason and Instinct In the Vegetable King dom Ceso Similarity Between Certain Fauna nud Flora Irritability of Orchids Plants That Move and Think. From the London Standard. 1 Science has of late years revealed so many animal characteristics possessed by the vege table kingdom, that when a writer in the cur rent number of the National Review claims for plants a certain amount of brain power, the world will scarcely be surprised. In the higher animals thero Is, as we all know, a central brain, from which diverge nerves for the per formance of special functions. Somo of these subserve the purpose of sight, others enable the muscles to move the limbs, and a third series aid in the all-important process of diges tion. In like manner, the brain itself is divided into region, each of which Is now known to have an exclusivo use. But when we descend to the humbler creatures to the worms, snails and so forth there is no regular brain, though the "ganglia, or collocations of- nerve matter, scattered throughout their Dodies seem to serve much the same purpose as the brain In verte brates. Finally, when we reach the lowest of all the recognized members of the animal kingdom, we fail to discover either brain or nerves. Nerves in Jelly Fish. The little fresh water polyp 13 so indifferent to mutilation that it may be chopped into a dozen pieces, and yet each fragment will grow into an animal capable, in its turn, of being almost indefinitely divided. The sea anemone has some vestiges of nerves, or at least of scat tered nerve cells. But though the same has been claimed for tho jelly fish, it is only an . acute physiologist, armed with the finest appli ances of the instrument maker, who can affirm his belief in the existence of these elementary representatives of organs all too activointhe higher creation. It seems vain to seek for even these traces of nerves among the sponges and hosts of minute forms which the unscientific lump under the name of animalcules. Yet these biological items are far from being insen sible. A little extra light or heat, the slightest touch, tho obscuration of the sun byapasslne clond, and these morsels of animated jelly shrink into a formless protest against the an noyance. Plants With Brain Power. It is the same with many plants. They are amazingly irritable, as everyone knows who has seen a sensitive plant fold up its pinnules on being; disturbed; and a still more remarkable instance can be observed at times in tropical forests whero a carpet of these weeds will be como recumbent before the tread of the ad vancing pedestrian, the irritability being trans mitted by sympathy from plant to plant. Yet no one has ever yet affected to have seen in these plants even the trace of anything which could be called a nervous system, far less a brain. But a brain, Mr. Arthur Smith, the author of the paper to which we refer, will in sist that they possess. For, though there is no sign of tbat aggregation of matter which is known as such, the curious phenomena the almpst intelligence which many species f plants display to an even greater extent than the lower forms of life indicate a something which is akin to brain power. Chloroforming a Plant. This brain power "can and does exist apart from a visible brain," though the botanist may refer all the movements of plants simply to irritation in the slimy protoplasm in their cells. But even in the highest animals, Mr. Smith, with an audacity that deserves recognition, de clares tbat the brain itself cannot be looked upon as the source of all nerve power. It is not in itself a battery, only "an intermediate motor" which servesfor themoreperfect trans mission of impulse. The motor is absent in plants, but the motion is there all the same. The spores or seed-like bodies of seaweeds and other lowly plants move about in the water with a certain freedom: and the filaments of many liverworts and mosses exhibit a capacity tor extraordinary movements. What is more re markable, all these movements can be enfeebled or arrested by the application of chloroform, or a weak solution of opium or other soporific Irritable Orchids. It is unnecessary to remind anyone at all fa miliar with botany that the microscopic dia toms and desmids dart about in the water, thoughas yet the cause of their looomotion i3 a mystery. Somo other plants have a peculiar independent motion of their own. Some orchids exhibit a curious irritability in their lower petals, while others are prone to display the same nerveless nerve action in 'other parts i of their Sower&J'The compass plant of the American prairies presents the edges of its leaves north and south, while their races are turned east ana west. The sunnower, in like manner, twists round on its stalk twice a day, so that its movements have led to the ancient myth of "Mad Clytie, whose head is tnrned by the sun." Indeed, were all the movements of plants, either automatic or due to irritability, taken into account, it would be found tbat many of them display an "animal, ity," and even an instinct, so extraordinary tbat it becomes difficult to acconnt for them on any other hypothesis than that, in some way not yet clear to us, they af e endowed with nervous if not with brain power. Instinct In Vegetable Life. This "Instinct" begins to display itself with the sprouting of the seed, when the root and the stem take determinate directions, altogether apart from the influence of light and darkness. Plants open and close their flowers, and fold and unfold their leaves, at such fixed hours that floral cloaks have been formed. Climbing plants revolve ceaselessly in search of the object round which they are to cling, with a pertinacity which reminds one of a blind man feeline his way with his staff. The carnivorous properties of Venus' flytrap, the sundew, and other plants are not only remarkable owing to the fact of vegetables being able to digest animal matter, but from tho manner in which flies and other nutritive objects are held by the leaves, and never quitted until they are assimilated. More Light Needed. Doubtless we have still'a great deal to learn, though possibly the existence of "brainpower," either among tho lower animals or among plants generally, depends simply on the man ner in which wo define this power. It is like "instinct" and "reason," though, in reality, there is no hard and fast line between tho two manifestations of brain so termed. The bound aries between plants and animals aro so shadowy that Haeckel has suggested an inter mediate kingdom, to include the debatable members of the other two. A BOOMER WITH A HISTORY. Ninety Years Old, Mnrrled 9 Times, and he FnthEf of 27 Children. Denison, Tex., April ID. Jeremiah Congh lan, aged 90 years, arrived in tho city last night from Arkansas. Coughlan in en routo to the Oklahoma country. Ho is well preserved and in the possession of all his faculties. Coughlan has been married nlno tlmC3 and has a progeny of 27 children, all of whom he says are alive and in good health. He is accompanied by four sons. John, tho eldest, being. Gl years of age. Coughlan carries with him a Kentucky squirrel rifle which has been in his possession for over -10 years. He said: "My eyesight is as good as ever, and lat spring I killed a wild turkey gobbler In Beach river at a distance of 40 yards." Coughlan was for a number ot years on the waters of the Missouri river, in the service of the Northwest Fur Company. He was a com panion of Daniel Boone, the renowned patri arch of Kentucky. He trapped in the Black Hills and for a number of years followed the fluctuations of savage life, being a member of the Arickara tribe. He remembers very well Jim Beckwith, who was chief of the Crow nation and the hero of frontier romance. Coughlan was. also a soldier under General Kearney, and mado the trip with him across tbe plains to California. In 1830 he was captured by a war party of Ogallalla Sioux near Fort Laramie, adopted into the tribe and married the daughter ot tho chief. He was present at North Platte, Neb., when General Sherman made his famous trip with the Sioux. Coughlan left tbo frontier and moved to Arkansas at the outbreak of the great civil war. but did not participate in it. He says that he feels that lie is good for many years yet, and expects to cultivate a farm in Oklahoma. Coughlan is of Scottish-Irish parentage. A TEIiY YOUTHFUL HERO. A 5-Ycnr-Old Boy Saves Ills Mule Companion From Drowning. CARBONDALE, Pa., April 19. Ralph Ball, age 5, is the hero of tbo day in this city. Yes terday afternoon several children were playing around an unprotected well, when Eddie Wld ner tried to drink from it, As tho water rises to within a foot of the surface, ho thought he could reach it by lying on his stomach. He lost his balance and fell Into the v.ater, which is over six feet deep. Ralph Ball hastened to the well, and, seizing the half drowned boy, he held his head above the surface ot tbe water until the united voices of the children drew a man who was working near by to-thft rescue.. Eddie was restored to his parents. 1889.' TOPS THEM ALL OFF. The Best Day's Record of Decapitation Beaten Yesterday. SPECIAL TELEOBAil TO TUB DtSFATCII.t Washington, April 19. Postmaster Gen eral Wanamaker was on deck to-day, and he and his first assistant, Mr. Clarkson, were both in good spirits. They oiled the guillotine afresh and went to work, and the net results are that 192 fourth-class Democratic postmas ters' heads fell into the basket. Senator Quay had an extended private chat With the two of ficials, and possibly this had something to do with the fact that the best former day's record for Pennsylvania was exceeded by one, the en tire number for to-day for that State being 37. ollowlnjr are those for Pennsylvania: Edith M. Webb, Alba: M. Moody, Asylum; N.H. Hastings, Austin; Mrs. Jane Coulter, Bolivar; R. H. Hortou. Ulster; R. P. Hill, Bur lington; R. J. Fuller, Camptown; Peter Camp bell, Carroll ton; J. M. Robertson. Clairville;T. P. Vincent, Dushore; Henrv Cooper, Fellows field; P. P. Jfohr. Eacleville; G. E. Golls, Gollston; Mrs. E. Brown, Golden Hill; B.E. Loomis, Milan: S. Green, Kinzua; A. M. Roberts, Little Marsh; Mrs. L. E. Cooper. Mill edgevllle; D. C. Kimball, Mitchell's Creek; S. S. Ormsley, New Albany: J. R. Wilson. Penn station; W. U. Wimer, Pleasant Hill; J. A. Truxel, Portase; J. H. Elkln, Porter; O. D. Markham, Potter's Brook; R. E. Park, Rnmmerfield Creek; Andrew Kerr, Seward: P. L. Califf. bower's Lane; J. C. Luke, South Fork; R. A. Patterson, Spring Creek; H. B. Boyd, Stoners: J. D. Wentroth, Somers Hill: A. M. Prondflt, Taylorstown; Mrs.M. E. Robin son, Thorn Hill; John Kaufman, Wtconisco; Wallace Sherline, Wilmore, and J. M. Berrhl, Woodbourne. Jesso Hays was appointed for Greenland, W. Va. SPITE IN BRICK. A Feud Between Millionaire Armonr and His Former Broker. Chicago, III., April 19. Phil Armour, 50 times a millionaire, is in Europe on pleasure bent, but his trip will not afford him the ex pected joy because of happenings at home. Mr. Armour lives on Prairie avenue, near Twenty-second street, and to the south of him lives Broker Roloson, who formerly did a part of Mr. Armour's business on the Board of Trade. There is a space 15 feet between Mr. Armour's house and that of Mr. Roloson, and by means of this space the light of day is ad mitted to Mr. Armour's smoking room and li brary. There has been a verbal understanding between the two men that Mr. Roloson would not bnild on his 15 feet, and also tbat when Mr. Roloson felt like selling Mr. Armour would give him 81,000 per foot for the ground. Not long ago Mr. Armour withdrew his busi ness from Broker Roloson and Mr. Roloson withdrew bis friendship from Mr. Armour. The other day Mr. Armour sailed for Europe, and soon after Mr. Roloson began the erection of a tbree-story addition to his house on the 15 feet of ground referred to. Ogden Armour cabled his father and the latter authorized his son to offer $2,000 a foot. Mr. Roloson said "No," and then Mr. Armour offered $5,000, whicn offer was also rejected. This is tho highest price ever offered for vacant land In Chlcatro. Mr. Roloson says he won't sell to Mr.Armour for any price, and when the great pork king sits in his library or smoking ;oom hereafter, even though it be at nigh noon, he mnst needs light tbe gas. Mr. Roloson is happy in his re venge, and Mr. Armour is not enjoying his va cation so much as he thought io would. When he returns Mr. Roloson's three-story addition will be completed. BOUND THE WORLD BY RAIL. Senator Stanford Says tbe Earth "Will Have nn Iron GIrdIo Within 25 Years. San, Francisco, April 19. When Senator Stanford was asked to-day about the rumored extension of the Southern Pacific Railroad he said that the line was growing all the time, and it was possible that more branches would be built, but at present his road had no desire to reach Seattle. Tbe Senator said: "As to railroad building, however, it will not be long till a railroad will reach all the way up to Alaska. When it gets there it will trend across Behrlng Sea and down into Asia. All this, I believe, will be done in 25 years, and there will be literally an iron girdle round the earth. It's no harder to build a road down the Himalayas than to build across the Sierra Ne vadas or other places whero roads have been built. Snowsbeds can and will be built the same as we have over the Sierra Nevadas for 40 miles. Behring Sea is the worst obstacle, Dut way would bo found to conquer even that. The reason why the road through is feasible is because it would be a long line and could be deflected according to the obstacles to be overcome. "I have no doubt that in 23 years a man can go clear round the earth by rail." STUMP OP A FAMOUS TREE. A Piece of the Forest Monarch Under Which Penn Met the Indians. Philadelphia, April" 19. Neafie k Lery, ship and engine builders, on Beach street, abovo Hanover, arc bnilding a one-story en largement of their works, which is to be 50 feet wide and 105 feet long. Tbe location of the Im provement adjoins their present works on the south, and, in digging for the foundation of the southeast pier, the workmen came upon the stump of a large tree, which, Mr. Neafie states, "is undoubtedly that of the elm tree un der which, tradition states, William Penn held his treaty with the Indians." The stump was found about CO feet northeast of the location of tbe monument, erected in 1827, to commemorate the site. Mr. Neafio said yesterday that "Mr. Tees, one of the oldest residents of Kensington, ir formed him about six months ago that tbe stump of the tree would be found just where it was unearthed a day or two ago.1' "The stump," Mr. Neafie said, "appeared to bo about seven feet in diameter, "and, after the workmen had chopped out about a bushel of chips, the foundation, of the southeast pier of the building waB built over it. The chips are being eagerly gathered up by the residents of the locality for preser vation as relics." RIPE IN YEARS. An Old Veteran of Two Wars Dies attbo Age of 110 Years. Charleston, S. C, April 19. There are very few persons to be found as old as tho na tion's Constitution. An old man has just died in Laurens county who was an actlvo lad of 10 when the Constitution was adopted. "Uncle Johnnio Fielder." as hewa called, was born near tho Natural Bridge of Vircinia on May 11, 1779. His parents'were well-to-do and respected Scotch Presbyterians. He took part in the war of 1812 and the Mexican war. He wanted to re-enlist in the Confederate service during the Rebellion, but his children would not allow it. He was a Democrat and never missed voting at aPresidental election. In 1S84 he walked four miles to vote for Cleveland, and at the last election he was carried to tho polls to cast his vote. Hojeaves a numerous proeeny. scattered from Vircinia to Texas, and lie had a clear recollection up to within a fortnight of his death. The War It Strikes mm. i'rotn the Bellefonte News. We say to the National Guard stay at home, don't go to New York City. New York invited you and now condemns you for accepting the invitation. If any one should invito us to co to see them and then should,tell us to bring our dinner along, we would not again visit that place. Lost nnd Forgotten. Krom the 1'hlladelphla Fress. There is ft large and palnf nl lack of informa tion concerning the political movements" of William L. Scott and Calvin S. Brice nowa days. .Can it be tbat thoso versatile and vola tile statesmen have been lost by evaporation Ho Wnsu't a New Yorker. From tbe lio6toa Herald.l Mem, for the warliko Centennial Committee of New .York. George Washington was first in peace. A Trial for Oar Patience. From the Minneapolis Tribune. It is suggested tbat Boulanger now try America. If he comes here he will try America sorely. EASTER DAWN. Midnight rests On Calvary, On tbe lonely Crosses three. Esstcr dawns The nlgnt is past Sec, the morning Cometh fasti Hope and gladness After loss. Golden sunlight On the cross! Harkl the white-robed ' ' Angels say: "Christ, the Lord. Is risen to-day!" milHBoyaAlUn, in XoutW Companion. GOSSIP OP GREAT GOTHAM, Tbe Biters Badly Bit. rNEW TORS BUREAU" SFECIALS.1 New York, ADril 19. Charles James, a Chinese cook from Albany, came here to do the town. He fell in with Lee Foo and Charles Wing, in Mott street, and they Induced him to buck the Chinose tiger. "Pie Kow." After losing some S300. the Chinaman from Albany cangbt his companions cheating. He grabbed all the money on the table and ran. Mr. Foo and Mr. Wing ran faster, however, captured Mr. James, took him to the nearest police station, and told what a bad man he was at "Pie Kow." Both were locked up and their "Pie Kow" outfit was confiscated In the meantime Mr. James got away to Albany with his $300. Fell Dead and Killed Her Baby. Mrs. Kate O'Brien, of Brooklyn, dropped dead in her kitchen while nursing her baby this morning. She fell on her faco and tbe child struck the floor first. Little Johnny O'Brien heard the baby cry, and tried in vain to pull his mother's body off from It. Before help arrived the baby, too, was dead. Inhumanity Seldom Diet With. Elvira Rolla, a colored spinster, kept a board ing bouse in the colored quarter. She owned her furniture and had J800. She died last Wed nesday, without making arrangements to pay for her funeral. Two days passed and no rela tives appeared. James Taylor.fr boarder in the house, then determined to raise money enough ty pay the undertaker, by selling Miss Rolla's furniture. He did it. The body of the old ne gress was shoved into the corner to make way for a crowd of buyers, the rooms were stripped, and everything was auctioned off within a few feet of the corpse. Then the body was left alone, on a bare floor and between four bare walls. To-day a lot of Rolla's turned up and had Mr. Taylor arrested for larceny, inhumani ty, and several other things. He was dis charged with a reproof by a police justice this morning. Not Allowed to Earn a Living. All the coal trimmers in the Delaware, Lack awanna and Western Railroad sheds in Jersey City struck to-day. Their grievance is that the company is holding: back coal to keep up prices in tbe Eastern market. Consequently, tbe men say, they do not have more than one or two hours' work a day, and recently nave not aver aged over J6 50 per week. The men met last night and resolved to quit work this morning unless the company would guarantee them more hours of labor during the week. They were getting 30 cents per hour. Lost His Dentil Watch. The counsel for James Nolan, who killed Emma Boch, his sweetheart, soma time ago, to-day filed a notice of appeal. Nolan was to have been hanged next Friday. The death watch was removed this afternoon. A Very Young Old Sinn. David Flocker, a 'longshoreman 73 years old, became tbe father of bis twenty-second little Flocker, to-day. Mr. Flocker is erect and robust. His hair and whiskers are still black, and he looks altogetheryonnser than his eldest son. He receives weekly letters from his moth er in Edinburgh, who is 103 year3 old. A ROMANTIC DIY0RCE CASE. A Husband Who Deserted His Bride After Flvo Days of Wedded Life. ST. LOUIS, April 19. Judge Klein disposed of a divorce case yesterday which had in it some of the elements of a romance with a vil lain in the background. Tbe title of tbe case was Mary Martin versus Edward Martin. It appears from the testimony that in tho sum mer of 1887 Gen, John B. Henderson and bis wife visited the Adlron dacks, accompanied by Miss Maria Mu trieus. The latter became acquainted with Martin and married him on September 17, 1887, at Racquet Lake, Hamilton county. N. Y., he deserting her five days afterward and never afterward putting in an appearance. The deposition of General Henderson was read, in which be stated that he had known the 'plaintiff for a number of years, she having been in his employ, and tbat she was a woman of ir reproachable character; that she married Mar tin at his house, on Ragquet Lake, and that Martin took her to a hotel on the opposite side of tbe lake, where tbe couple remained about three days and then returned to his home, when Martin disappeared. Mrs. Henderson took the witness stand and: corroborated her husband's statements, adding, however, some additional facts. She stated that in 1883 she again visited Ragquet Lake and was informed tbat shortly preceding her ar rival Martin was on the eve of marrying another woman, in fact tbe priest bad arrived and was abont to perform the ceremony, when someone called him aside and Informed him that Martin had a wife in St. Louis. The priest then refused to proceed, and Martin left. Mrs. Martin, who was represented by Governor Charles P. Johnson, was granted a divorce and restored to her former name. 'MID PLEASURES AND PALACES. William K. Vandcrbllt to Spend a Million on a Southern Home, Sweet Home. Raleioh, N.C., April 19. Information which appears to be positive has been received to tbe effect that William K. Vauderbllt will build near Asbeville the most magnificent private residence in the South, and that it will stand in truly a royal domain. Some months ago be be gan tbe purchase of property near Ashevllle on the French-Broad and Swannano rivers. He secured an eminence on which to build, which overlooks the lovely valleys of the French Broad and Swannano rivers, and from which there Is a view in all directions for miles. He has added to the original purchase until he now owns 4.COU acres, which cost him from 830 to SIOO per acre, extending along the road toward Hendersonville on one side and em bracing the valley of French-Broad for quite a distance on the other. His architect bag com- Eleted a design for a grand mansion. It is to e 300 feet m length, with gorgeous parlors and reception rooms, conservatories, ball rooms and fountains in short all comforts and ap pointments to be had by the expenditure of Sl.Ote'COO, the amount decided upon. He is now negotiating for an additional 750 acre', for which he will be requircdTto pay S100,OGO. Tho price of tbe property nas advanced SCO per cent within the past 100 days. This Is bound Sense. From the Alta, California.! We hope this contention over who shall lead tbe dance at the Washington centennial will soon cease to disturb the country. General Washington made our foes dance regardless of who led the cotillon. He furnisned the music and was indifferent to the terpslchorean exer tion which ho caused. To stop and jaw now about who shall dance and who shall look on is a poor way to celebrate the trlnniph of the In stitutions he fonnded and the Government which he aided in giving form. Rlillcnlons and Improbable. i'rom the Chlcaeo Iews.3 The story that President Harrison snubbed Captain Anson of course is all nonsense. Hasn't the captain hobnobbed with the Prince of Wales, the Snuggaree of Hoola, and the Obmy of Upper ThigliT Then how could a mere Presi dent Snub this great man? The idea is absurd. THE IGNOBLE FOUR HUNDRED. Baltimore American: Mr. McAllister's positfon on the Centennial Committee just now is that of floored manager. New York TTorW. There will be 400 ves sels in the Centennial naval parade. Tbe number suggests that tho vessels will be cod fish boats. Washington Post: Mr. Ward McAllister has retired from the chieftainship of the "-100" in tbe coming Centennial In New York, and there U a hole in society big enough to throw a load of hay through. Chicago News: Ward McAllister refers to Fish, who had Ward removed from his orna mental position as manager of the Centennial ball and banquet, as "that man." How wom anly and how crashing! Boston Herald: It is now announced that there is going to b: plenty of accommodations for strangers in New York on the 30tb; that is, if you dont't object to a paving stone for a pil low and the blue sky for a coverlid. Providence Journal: The wordy war $hlch Is being carried on in the New York pa pers over tbe Centennial ball gives very strong Indication that one peculiarly foolish man has been pushed off of tho committee by others who are equally silly. When can their glory fade? O, tbe Swell Ball they made! All the swim wondered. Honor tbe dance they made! 1 Honor the Hant ton Brigade, t - - Creamy Four Hundred. -niladelpMa Ffeti. CUEiOOS CONDESSATI05S. .A. pie factory is the latest Baltimore in dustry. The projectors propose to bake 13,000 pies per day. The United Kingdom fisheries employ 250,000 persons. The money value of fish landed in a year is neaxiy m,vw,. A citizen of Clackamas county, Ore., is asking the Poor Board for help. His strongest plea is that he has a family of 18 children to support. Samuel Amstutz, a Wyne county, Pennsylvania, pioneer. Is dying at tbe age of M, and his hair, which has been silver gray for years, is turning black. A Buffalo bachelor has a memorandum book In which he keeps the name of every girl he has ever kissed. He had 923 names on the list tbe last time be counted up. Cvrenus Arier. of Yonngsville, Pa., went to Sugar Grove to attend the funeral of a brother who had been accidentally killed. was taken 111 there with griei ana aieu in, a iew days. A man passed through Tort Gaines, Go., last Sunday in an ox cart He came from Western Texas, has been 12 weeks on the road, has traveled 1,800 miles, and spent only J2L He was heading for Decatur county. A negro in Dougherty county, Georgia, has adopted a new and ingenious scheme of counterfeiting money. Having; quite a lot of old Confederate money, be dyed it green and passed a bill on a young man named Gregory. The Ytnrbide, in the City of Mexico, is probably the grandest botel in tbe world. It was built by the Governor for his palace and cost $3,000,000. It contains a room used by Gov ernor Yturbide for a chapel that is frescoed In solid gold. Farmer Dntton, of Ellisville, N. T., searched high and low for his father's will after the old gentleman died, nearly ten years ago. Last week he took up the family Bible and tbe missing paper was found be tween the leaves. It had been there all tho time. Seventeen years ago John Morris left home at Gobleville, Micb., and withont a word of warning to his friends -lit out" for Califor nia. A few days ago he came back, explained the situation, and as Mrs. Morris was still waiting for him, they will go to California to gether this time. The Sons of America of Beading pro pose to purchase the old bell recently shipped from Trinity Lutheran Church to a bell foundry, and have it placed on a pedestal in the City Park. The bell was cast in 1755, and wasrungin Reading when the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed. Mrs. Eankin, of Harrison City, near Greensburg, is the recipient of a clothes pin from Mrs. President Harrison's clothes line, which she has decked with blue ribbon. Mrs. Rankin was sick abed when Harrison was elected. She at once discharged the doctor, got up and has been hearty ever since. A gentleman living in Baxley, Ga., re cently dreamed tbat in a certain hole under a stump of a tree he would find a fur collar which had been stolen from his house. Ha visited the field, found the stump, and placing bis band in the bole felt a furry substance, polled It out and dropped the skunk on short notice, and has since been lumigating the clothes he wore on that occasion. He says that dreams are a failure. It. Young, of Greenbush, one of tho most noted bear hunters in Eastern Maine, heard bis dog furiously barking in the woods a. short distance away from home a few days ago. He started to investigate the cause of the noise and saw the dog making faces at a large bear which was looking out from under an old log. Delighted with bis find, be disposed of tbe bear at one shot and looking up tho tree he saw two cubs not much larger than kittens, which he took into his possession and carried home. Tbe little animals are so small that they can easily be tamed. Tho real Shetland pony is only 30 or at most 40 inches high. Those commonly seen in this country are from tbe north of Ireland, being bred with the horses there, and aro larger than tbe real Shetland, for the genuine pony is difficult to rear. The country of which be is a native is bare, and the farmer is sharp, and when the little creatures survive the rigors of tbe climate and the effect of having but little to eat, the farmer values him so highly he only sells him at a high price. It costs a great deal to ship them, and they die on tbe voyage, all of which goes to account for their being so f ow of them among us. Australian travelers state that the inte rior of Australia is by no mean3 the desert is has long been supposod to be. Though now unpopnlated, it is pronounced capable of sup porting a large population. Gold has been found there, and the travelers brought homo stories of vast pasture lands, abundant water, and filially of deep blue lakes, at least one of which is of large and as yet unknown extent. A great railroad Is to extepd across the conti nent from nottb to south, through the eastern part of the country onco supposed to be a des ert. It is predicted that the "desert" will dis appear, as tbat in America has gone. Deer farming is a new venture, but it has been tried and proven a success by Mayor W.L. Thomas and J. C. Hnnt. of Vaidosta, Ga. Each of these gentleman has a drove of deer that run about- in a pasture like cattle. Tbe only difference between 'the two pastures is that it is necessary to Inclose the deer within a wire fence about 12 feet high. Pastures of this kind are planted in rye, upon which herds of deer graze and keep rolling fat. In tbe winter it is. of course, necessary to feed them upon grain, but as a deer can be fed on the same quantity, or very little more, than a turkey the cost of raising tbem is very slight, while they sell at a high rate. There resides in South Addison, Me., a singular character, whose strange conduct for the past year is beginning to create a stir in the outside world. He is a man about 30 years old, of respectable connections. When young it is said he became a victim of religious excite ment. Later on be became a reader of tbe Koran, and finally embraced the Mohammedan religion. Within the past year be has taken to a hermit life, and lives in a storehouse in a neighboring wood. In the center of his domi cile, resting upon four posts, is a wooden box which serves as a bed. He Is strict in his de votional exercises, praying three times each day. When at prayer he assumes a prostrate attitude, resting his head upon a stone. At sunrise, after rising from his bed. he washes his feet and hands, and bows to the East, which custom Is repeated at noon and sunset. Ha takes but two meals during the secnlar days, and from Saturday night till the following; Monday, he entirely abstains from food. WHAT WILD WITS AI1E SAYING. The piety of the upper crust is largely mlnt's-plety. Puck. One coat of tar and feathers will last a man a lifetime. .Cue. If we smart people never made any mis takes, there wonld be pretty lean picking for the fools. Puc. The new Chicago postmaster, Mr. Sexton, would bea good man to have at the Dead Letter Offlce. Baltimore American. "Uncle Jerry Busk wants to know what breeds of horses grow the best kind of horse-radish, .. and we have no hesitation in telling him the fiery breeds. Richmond JHrpatch. There is not a swamp in New Jersey that isn't being advertised as amazingly exempt from mosquitoes. This is excellent evidence of a one opening of spring buzziness. Judge. Difference of Opinion. New Yorker Is there more than one family of Riddles. Fhlladclphlan It is difficult to decide. The poor Biddies say all Ulddles are related; but the rich Diddles say It Isn't so. Puck. Proof Positive. Tom I'm quite cer tain Mr. Smythe la a foreign noblcmsn In dis guise. Jack How do you know? Tom-He has such a dignified way of asking yoa to loan him V). Chicago Journal. "The dearest and sweetest object in all the world, "said the yonng husband fondly,"! hold in these arms." - "Isn't he a little dsrllngl" assented the young wife, with a gleam ol pride la hsreyes. "And to think ?hey wsnted us to put him In a kennel at Battery D for tbe mob to look atl Flease don't embrace ns so hard, Alfred. Fldo doesn't like to be treated roughly. Chicago Tribune. Curiosities of Law. Meek-looking Gent What's the matter.my good man? Irate Stranger I'm going to have that woman arrested. She In veigled a dollar out of me on false pretenses. -Can yon arrest awomanforthat!" ' Tes, slree !' "My! my! Law is a curious thing. Why. a regu lar fury or a woman Inveigled me Into marrying her, by false pretences-pretended she was sa anget; and the law not only won't let me arrest her. but makes me support her. Xeto lor Weetlg. SPRTNO MEDICTNE. The fishes are ripe in the creeklet, The angle worms crawl from their nook. The pin that was bent for a trlcklet Now comes Into play for a hook. O, was ever a man more happy Than lounging with rod in the spring. Then buying some trout In the market And swearing he caught the whole string? DTilutMieraKl.