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f- J&'TS '. "-HM , "w "- v- ' " 'M- - -4 v , f . .. . ., v THE fiTTBBUJiG' DISPATCH, SUJNDAiT, ATiiLb 28, 1889. it . fa M$$xM. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8. 1846. VOL 41, So. 80. Entered st Pittsburg Postofflce, November H, 18S7, as second-class matter. Business Office 97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. Hews Rooms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Average circulation of the dally edition of The Dispatch for alz months ending April 0.1SS9, 27,986 Copies per Issue. Arerace circulation of the Sunday edition ef The Dispatch for March, 1SS9, 46,423 Copies per issue. TEUJIIS OF THE DISPATCH. POSTAGE FKEE IX THE UNITED STATES. Datlt UisrATCH. One Year 18 00 Daily Dispatch; Per Quarter 2 00 Datlt Dispatch. One Month 70 Daily DisrATCH, Including Sunday, one rear 10 00 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, per quarter. . ZS0 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, one month 80 Euxsat Dispatch, oneyear - JS0 eekly Dispatch, oneyear. 1 3 The Daily Dispatch is delivered by carriers at 35 cents per week, or lncludln g the bunds y edition. at 3) cents per week. Voluntary contributors should leep copies of articles. Jf compensation t desired the price expected must be named. The courtesy of re turning rejected manuscripts tnll be extended vdien stamps for that purpose are enclosed, but the Editor of Ins Dispatch trill under no circumstances be responsible for the care of un tolicitcd manuscripts. This Issue of THE DISPATCH contnlns SO paces, made op of THREE PARTS, failure on the part of Carriers, Agents, Newsdealers or Newsboys to supply pa irons with n Complete Xumber should be promptly reported to this office. All persons sending copies of this Issue through the malls should remember that the postage thereon Is TWO CENTS. PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, APR. 28, 1SS3. THE P. B. B.'S TEUE POLICY. "When President Boberts was last in Pittsburg, he preached the gospel of rigid economy, but was pleased to say that no re duction of wages wss intended. The earnings of his company scarcely show a necessity for this rigid economy in "wages for labor. The net earnings for the first three months of 18S9 are $206,000 more than for the same period last rear. The surplus last year, after paying dividends, was over four millions. This year's rate of increase promises the very liberal surplus of $5,000,000. This showing makes it certain that the Pennsylvania Railroad can afford just rates to "Western Pennsylva nia and liberal wages to its employes. This surplus after the dividend is all exacted Horn our own State.by holding np rates upon passenger and freight traffic while reducing to points beyond the State. The property of the company, outside of Pennsylvania, pays nothing, but on the contrary fails to meet its fixed charges. We cannot but believe that the directors of this great corporation will take up the subject oi its relations to the community, and change its policy. The engineering and train service of a railway may be admirably managed, and yet these much more impor tant departments fail to receive proper at tention. The reduction from 80 cents to 65 cenls per ton upon muck bar and pig iron between Pittsburg and the Valleys, an nounced in our columns on Thursday, is a step in the right direction and will be grate fully appreciated. The company has only to go forward and revise other tariffs in a similar spirit to change the general feeling against it into one of firm support and friendship. Now that the heated disenssion has cooled for a time, we urge the company to embrace this opportunity of removing all causesfor complaint. The coke rates, the ore rates and the di vision of through rates upon Pittsburg's products can now be considered and placed on a basis which will render future dissatis faction impossible. "We read the signs of f the times awry if "Western Pennsylvania is not very soon to be gratified by further an nouncements tending to bind together the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and this community. THE COMIHG FESTIVAL. The preparations lor the May Music Fes tival are making good the promises that have been made of grand programmes ade quately performed to Pittsburg audiences which, for the first time, will enjoy the musical treat in a building of adequate and permanent character. Besides the "Wagner and Beethoven programmes the latter in cluding the Ninth Symphony the perform ance of St. Saen's "Deluge" will give a wide range of classical works. It is worthy of pnblio notice that the purchase of season tickets will effect a saving of forty per cent on the cost of the same seats purchased sin gly, and those intending to enjoy the pleas ures of the Festival will do .wisely to im prove the sale which opens this week. "We are also glad to note that the festival will depart from the usual custom of high-priced teats, by ofiering for sale each night over 1,000 seats at a dollar each, and nearly 500 at half a dollar. This will enable those to whom the higher prices would be an obsta cle to enjoy the musical treat at slight ex pense. ELTTE-ELOODED WEATH. It is amusing to learn that, juston the eve of the New York centennial, a fresh fight has broken out which engages the Centen nial Committee of New York in hostilities with New Jersey. It is said that Mr. Stuy vesant Fish, perhaps because he found that the supremacy of his committee was over thrown in New York, has extended its aggressions to foreign countries, and tried to assert its authority in New York, by ordering Governor Green that the President must leave Elizabethport at exactly 9 o'clock in the morning, and promising, if the behest is not obeyed, that the President shall not go to Governor Green's house at all. It is instructive to be informed that "Gov ernor Green is a man whose blood is of the bluest," and consequently his blood boiled at this threat. "If his blood had been of the ordinary red kind it might only have sim mered, or perhaps not boiled at alL But the azure-blooded Green at once boiled over with a reply to the committee, in which he bid defiance to the centennial lightning and rivaled Falstaff in declaring that he would do nothing under compulsion. The awe-stricken country will hold its "breath while contemplating the quarrels of the aristocratic Fishes and the blne b'.oodcd Greens. That is, it will hold its breath as long as it can to prevent laughter at the show the aristocracy is making of itself. TJHDEE WHICH KOTO, It is interesting to observe that a church in Chicago ;is being torn up by the question which really threatens to vex organized re ligion more than any of the problems mooted in "Robert Elsmere." Trinity Episcopal Church, of that ciy, is reported to be a very successful, and not altogether unfashionable, organization alleged to exist for religious purposes. It contains rather more than the usual share of the wealth 'which contributes liberally to its expenses. Notwithstanding these pleasant features of the church situation, it is now brought to the Terge of rupture, by the question whether it shall be run in accord ance with the principles of religion which it professes, or for the pleasure and delecta tion of the wealthy people who furnish the money to keep it up. Probably it is all the rector's fault, as a large share of the wealth of the church is understood to claim. An active, earnest and able clergyman is naturally desired in such a church. The Eev. Mr. Osborne seemed to combine these desirable qualities; but he also proved, on experience, to possess the undesirable one of believing that the declarations of Scripture with regard to bringing the solace of religion and charity to the poor, the hungry and even the unwashed, were to be literally applied. He not only worked among the poor himself but he sought to bring them into his church. He seemed to think that in the building con secrated to the service of God the working man was the equal of the millionaire. He committed the indiscretion of telling the workingmen 60, and brought the outraged spirit of Dives to open insurrection by pro posing that he should permit Lazarus to sit side by side with him in worshiping the Maker of both. This seemed to make it necessary to assert the power of money in the church, and while the majority ot the church members sustained the pastor the holders of the purse shut off the supplies. The earnest and injudicious rector has re signed. This is another assertion of the principle which has been stated once or twice before that a church must belong to those who pay for it. Possibly the principle is true; but in view of the inspired declaration that "no man can serve two masters," it might be well for people who imagine that their money owns the church to reflect on the inability of tbe edifice to belong both to God and themselves at one and the same time. STEDXEES AND THE LAW. The sharp discipline administered by Judge Ewing, yesterday, to three of the Du qnesne strikers for disregarding the injunc tion of the Court, should warn the strikers of the necessity of keeping their actions within the law. There was a denial made on the part of the men arraigned, that they had been engaged in intimidating acts; but nnless the reports which come from the strikers, as well as the testimony presented on behalf of the company has wofully be lied them, the mainstay of the strikers has been the threat of force if new hands were used to start the mill. Judge E wing's words in imposing the fines expressed concisely the premises oi one of the vital questions that threatens the per manence of our self-government. The idea that mob law, or the resort to force, can be used to settle industrial questions, has al ready inflicted great calamities on this com munity. It is destructive of the law and order which affords labor its greatest secu rity. It is necessary that the laws must be obeyed. The men have their legal rights; but they must respect the legal rights of others, even at the cost of hardships to them selves. Judge Ewing's declaration that the rich violate the laws as well as the poor,and his wish that he could get the rich who do so before him, imply his recognition of the vital fact that such violations have no slight share in producing wages disputes and social divisions like that which has pro duced this case. But, like every thought ful man, he sees that the task of enforcing the laws upon powerful transgressors will be hopeless if they are to be trampled under foot by the very class in whose interests they should be maintained. The Duquesne strike is a signal example of the stupid collision of force, and the dan gers involved in the resort to strikes. But what are we to do with men who are unable, under present conditions, to perceive any better way of maintaining their wages or securing a living for themselves and fam ilies? FEEHCH PAETISAHSHIP. M. Deroulede's article on the League of Patriots, which appears in this issue, is In teresting as a statement of that remark able movement by" one of its parti sans; but it is more interesting for its re markable exhibition of peculiarly Gaelic traits. First, M. Deroulede describes the rise of the League, modestly setting forth that the idea originated in Lis own brain, that he presided over the birth of that organization. He then exhibits a decided French method by narrating how he bound the League to the Boulangistt cause a year ago, by order ing the majority of the board who belonged to Ferry's party to go out, and declaring that the minority "shall still constitute the League of Patriots." The article is replete with the French fondness for getting around stubborn facts with fine phrase. The League was not for war; but it desired to regain Alsace by "an independent attitude." It is a foul slan der that the Boulangist party wants to over throw the republic. But it is going to have "a republic without Parliamentism." How Alsace is going to be recovered without war, and in what respect a republic with out representative government will differ from a dictatorship, M. Deroulede does not try to explain. But whatever fine phrases may be able to effect in French politics, it is not likely that they can save a party whose leader at the first note of personal danger seeks the safety of foreign lands. TJNTAlTHi'UL TO THE. SOLID SOUTH. The attack recently made upon the fidel ity of Boger A. Pryor to the Southern Con federacy presents a peculiar phase of Southern political opinion. There is little doubt that General Pryor was faithful to the Confederacy up to the closing hour of the Rebellion. The best evidence of it is found in the fact that no whisper of the charges now made against him was ever, heard until he took the recent step which the Southern politicians regard as unfaith ful to present Democratic supremacy in the South. General Pryor recently declared his opin ion that an intelligent study of the pro tective policy would break np the solid South. This constitutes his real treason to the Confederacy, and is what has caused the attacks upon him. By stigmatizing General Pryor as a traitor, after his residence in the North has led him to concede the policy of breaking up the political tyranny which now rules the South, the Southerners have dis closed their true estimate of the signifi cance of the solid Democracy in the South. Tbe "Solid South" is tbe real survival and perpetuation of the Southern Confederacy. ;It may be treason tothe Xost Cause to recognize the benefits of the protection policy in dividing the political solidity of the Southern States, but it is very good loyalty to the whole nation. It does seem as if there is some force in the claim that the poor authorities of Pitts burg have transgressed their province aJ little in objecting to the landing of a crip pled and idiotic girl from Germany, whose father, a workingman of Allegheny, has paid her passage and proposes to support her. Besides the obvions hardship in de claring that a citizen of this country shall not have the privilege of maintaining his dependent offspring here, is it not outside the functions of the Pittsburg Department of Charities to say who shall or shall not reside in .Allegheny? Thk State Senate fractured its precedents all to pieces yesterday, in holding a Satur day's session; and the regular rule of idle ness having been broken over, it developed the novel quality of rushing through a large amount of business in a short time. The statement that the residents oi Hon olulu, in the Sandwich Islands, are sup plied with a good telephone system at a cost of $20 each per year, indicates that some of the jokes which this country has indulged in, at the expense of the small Pacific Ocean realm, have been decidedly misplaced. The contrast between the con trol of the telephone system by the Govern ment in Honolulu and the control of the municipal Government by the telephone systems in this country, seems to indicate that the joke is on this side of the Pacific. Politic al wire pullers are not generally very commendable personages, but they sometimes have a decided utility as appears from the abilitv which Mayor Grant, of New York, showed in pulling the wires off of the telegraph poles. It is stated that some of the Birmingham, Ala., Eepnblicans, who recently resolved to throw the negro overboard, have since approached Messrs. Bruce and Lynch, the colored leaders, and asked their aid in se curing the offices that the white Republi cans are after. This seems clearly intended to demonstrate what small-sized animahi the Southern Republicans must be, who throw overboard the only allies on whose faith he could depend. Some of theOPhilistines who have under gone a course of Wagnerian opera are cer tain that the America's cup is very safe. They know by experience that the Valkyrie is exceeding slow. The use which Mr. Piatt, of New York, makes of his having been granted an office in the Treasury Department at Wash ington, by a circular in which he informs national banks of the fact, and advises them to send their currency to the depart ment by hfs company, Is the most modern instance of the old proverb about letting a camel get his nose inside of the tent, and seeing his whole body follow it. If this April weather should extend over Into next week the managers of the New York celebration will be likely to feel that their show is made the victim of fate as well as of foolishness. The statement of Congressman Foran, of Cleveland, that he was offered $25,000 to sell himself to the Republican managers in the last campaign, shows the great mistake he made in failing to accept the offer. After he had stumped for that consideration about one week, he could have bought him self back for about $250. and got off with the balance as clear profit. United States Mabshajj Needles, of Oklahoma Territory, seems to be firmly convinced that the principle to govern his office is: to the victors belong the spoils of the land office. President Habbisox recently re marked to three very importunate Missouri Congressmen that "We have all been talk ing too much." It is to be observed that the President makes the application of this remark unlimited by the word "all," which should not be without significance to our own Matthew Stanley Quay. Smallpox in Oklahoma threatens to aid in turning the boom into a boomerang. Colonel Dudley's reported assertion that the President has lost his backbone, may be taken as an implication that Dud ley is the President's missing backbone. If this is so, General Harrison is to be congratulated upon having got rid of a rather crooked vertebral column. PEOPLE OF PKOMINEtfCE. John D. Rockefeller is said to have an income of 20,000,000 a year, Vebmont's Gettysburg Monument is to be surmounted by a heroic bronze statue of Gen eral Stannard, the work of Karl Gerhardt. It is ready to be put up, Ellen Tekbt takes a lively interest In prl vate theatricals. She is one of the few people in tbe world who can afford to. A WEIA-Kxows publisher in New York has offered "Ward McAllister a handsome sum to write a volume of social reminiscences. The Bight Rev. J. Murray, Bishop of Malt land, New South Wales, is In this country. He will leave for a visit to Ireland and Rome next week. Assistant Secbetaby Tichenob has been designated to act as Becretary ot the Treasury during tbe absence of Secretary Wlndom In New York. Secbetaby and Mrs. Noble left Washington at 11:10 yesterday morning for New York. The Secretary is not expected to return until the conclusion of the Centennial ceremonies. Secbetaby or Wae Pboctob very seldom uses a pen to sign mhls name. He has had a stamp made and when mail hour arrives a mes senger stands before him and stamps letters, orders and even requisitions for money with a facsimile of "Redfleld Proctor." When the Secretary writes to the President, however, he signs his own name. Ex-Peesident Cleveland wrote this on a slip of paper and sent It to an inquiring New York reporter: "I am constantly bothered with questions in regard to country places already secured or to be secured by myself or Mrs. Cleveland. We have no country place except Oak View; we want none and are not on the lookout for one, and we would not take one as a gift." Chief Justice Fulleb and Judge Harlan are almost always together, and are dally seen walking to and from the Capitol, in Washing ton. Judge Field and Judge Bradley are very close friends, and are at each others' houses frequently. Judge Blatchford and Judge Lamar walk or drive in company every pleasant afternoon. Judge Miller, In his walks or drives, "goes it alone," but he is the friend of every justice, and his society Is gladly welcomed by any of them at all times. Where Titles Are Cheap and Plenty. Trout the Palatkl Herald. Yesterday we made it our business to keep a record of the number ot men in our town hold ing some sort of title, and in less than three hours tbe figures showed up six generals, IS colonels, 8 majors, 19 captains, 93 Judges. 9 doc iorsand;only 12 privates, and they were do- zeatea candidates lor oince. - -j -i i THE TOPICAL TALKER. Senntor Quay To-day-Dnd Novels Plenty A Short Love Story Gossip of All Sorts. It happened that I had a good chance to study Senator M. S. Quay yesterday, as he traveled Into town from his flowery retreat at Beaver. By the way Beaver's orchards, which are in numerable, have made the town gorgeous the last week or so. Well, Mr. Quay does not yet show the good effects of Beaver's comparative ly calm and office seekerless atmosphere. He looks, and is beyond all question, not in robust health. Perhaps It is quite natural that it should be so, but no one can help noticing that it makes a wonderful difference in Senator Quay's aopear ance whether he is bustling in a campaign or enjoying tbe fruits of one. I remember sitting next to Senator Quay at the Union depot res taurant one Sunday morning in the middle of September last at breakfast. Probably the Senator was eating railroad fare for the same reason that I was because there was no chance ot getting a breakfast elsewhere. The Senator does not like being- interviewed as well as he ought to, seeing what abundant opportunity be has now for indulging in the luxury, and he thought that morning that I only spoke to him to obtain an opening wedge for an extunded cross-examination. Helooked desperately worn and troubled, and his appearance was awfully untidy. No doubt the stains of along night journey on tbe cars, combined with the effects of a tiresome ocean voyage, were equally visible on me. Anyhow, I had not ibe least desire to attempt to extract any news from Mr. Quay. Yesterday, in contrast to my last memory of him, Mr. Qnay was very neatly dressed in an iron gray suit, and so extremely natty and per fect in his dress, from the soft, wideawake hat to his polished shoes, that one could not help remarking that peace and quiet were beginning to De reflected in the Senator's outer garb. The demand for novels of the most filthy de scription seems to be growing, and the supply is certainly ample. The latest work of this class Is merely a rehash of a disgusting scan dal, in which a notorious actress and a man ,who has since been duly rewarded for his sin, distinguished themselves about a decade ago. The story was much better told in the newspa pers at the time, and of course without the suggestive grossness of the "fair" author of the novel. It is not surprising that the author has with held her name. A ROMANCE CONDENSED. The room was dark, the maiden rose To fetch a match, she said But he persuaded her to stay And make a match instead. V As A sporting editor was taking tbe score at one of the Chlcago-Plttsburg ball games this week, a foul tip glanced back into the report ers' box and bit him on the head. It dinted his hat and raised a bump on his skull, besides raising a laugh at his expense. When ho got home his wife saw the dint in his hat and In quired the cause. He told her and exhibited the lump on the side of his head. Very indig nant and horrified she exclaimed: "The player came up and apologized for doing such a dreadful thing, didn't he T" What sporting editor has not yet stopced laughing at the idea of a baseball player apolo gizing to anyone for any act of his. It was a noticeable thing that very few young attorneys represented liquor men in the recent struggle for licenses. I asked a young member of the bar yesterday why this was so. Said he: "I did not take a single license ap plication, because I knew very few licenses would be granted, and that there was a good chance of my client being among the refused. If a client of mine had been refused he would have surely blamed the bad result upon my youth and supposed Incompetency. He would have gone about among his friends saying that he would have gotten a license if he had em ployed an older attorney. I saw a case of this sort a week or two ago. A clever young at torney took a damage case which had a very poor foundation, and the verdict was adverse. The client has been saying all over town since then that it was his youthful lawyer's fault that he had lost his case. Ho has given itito an older attorney to obtain for it a new trial. Luckily the costs will teach that gentleman some sense before be gets a second defeat in court." . STEPPUf o up Fifth avenue yesterday at a pretty rapid gait Horace Phillips struck me as having a full right to his title of the "Hustler." But he was a very disgusted man yesterday. "It's such vile weather as this that makes me mad," said Mr. Phillips. "It's all very well to win two games out of three, but here to-day we were expecting to get our money back when the rain turns the ball grounds into a mudhole and a game's ont of the question. We shall not make the 8.000 or $10,000 we expected to on the series, and It's hard luck." But the "Hustler" is tolerably happy In his firm belief that his team this year is as strong as any in the field. . r Pbojt the way the private boxes for the May Festival have,sold I am under the impression that the great event is going to be a tremen dous financial as well as artistic success. There is no doubt about tbe fact that those who want to get good seats or any seats at alb had better apply for them as soon as possible after tbe sale begins at Hamilton's on Monday next. It will be good policy to buy the season tickets, too, fori hear thatspoculators are pre paring to buy seats for the latter days of the festival, and the prices are pretty sure to reach high figures. HEPBUBif Johns. A Conscience Contribution of $2,000. Washin qton, April 57. The Secretary of the Treasury has received a conscience con tribution of over $2,000 from Charles W. Harts horne, of Taunton, Mass., being the amount due from the estate of bis father. DEATHS OP A DAT. James M. Hammond. This prominent citizen of Etna died of conges tion of the brain on Friday, at his home In the borough of which he was twice elected Burgess, and In whose Council he had also served as a strong advocate, for years of a progressive public Improvement policy. Mr. Hammond was a con tractor and bullder.-and lived for a number of years In Manchester,. Allegheny, where he was well and favorably known. During the struggle to make Kansas a free-soil State Mr. Hammond took an active part In the movement to expel the border ruffians and was a trusted follower of John Brown, of Oesawnttomle- Soon after Kansas adopted a free Constitution, Mr. Hammond re turned to his father's home In Ohio. Being radical Abolitionists, the Hammonas Identified themselves with the "underground railways" and were driven out of Ohio. Ihe whole family went to Kansas. After returning from the war, in which he was wounded, James settled in Alle gheny and later moved to Etna. He was 62 years old. He will be burled In Uniondale Cemetery to day. Custer Post, a. A. it., will have charge of the ceremonies. Frederick Angnstua Porter Barnard. HEW YOBS; April 27. President Barnard, of Columbia College, died at 4 o'clock this after noon. He had been 111 for some time. Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard had been President of Columbia College since 1861. He was born in Sheffield, Mass., in 1809, graduated from Yale in 1818, and the following vear became a tutor in that institution. Subsequently be was a teacher In deaf and dumb asylums at Hartford and New York. He -was Professor of Mathematics in the University of Alabama from 1837 to 1318, and after ward Professor of Chemistry in the same college until 1854. Next he was ProfessororMathematlcs and then President of tho University of Missis sippi. He was United States Commissioner to the Paris Exposition in 1877 and 1878. He published many scientific works, Jtnd was President ot the .American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was also a member of various learned societies, and especially distinguished for his wide knowledge of astronomy. J. S. Gill. ' BELLArax, April 17. -J. S. Gill, the well-known potmaker, and owner ot the Gill Pot Works, died at hit home in this city at an eariy nour this morn ing. Mr. Gill was well known among the glass manufacturers of the country, having for many years been an active stocxnoiaer or the Belmont ui lass Works. Gordon Rosenthal. Special Telegram to The Dlsnatch. FINDLAY. April 27. Ctordon Bosenthal, the leading Hebrew of our city, and a wealthy cloth ier, died suddenly to-day of heart disease, aged H years. The deceased was widely known in Ohio. George Hlgglnson. BOSTON, April Z!, Mr. George Hlgglnson, founder of tbe well-known banking firm of r,ee. Hlgglnson & Co., died this morning, altera brief Illness, from pneumonia. . Auaust William Tori Bernsth. BEBLijr,April.37, Herr-August William Yon ' Bernnth, a noted German politician, Is dead. THE TEDE C0NTER8ATI0SALIST. That Hemlnds me ofan'Anecdote Man Gen erally One to be Avoided. James Payn In the Forum. The raconteur is often described as a conver sationalist, which, however, he either may be or may not be. The man who is always saying; "That reminds me of an anecdote," and pro ceeds to tell it, is generally one to be avoided. But a story that is short and well told and apropos is always welcome; and though not the salt of conversation, seasons it very agreeably. I have known excellent talkers of this kind,and when they have been good listeners, they were, to use an old-fashioned term, the best of "com pany;" but it Is a drawback to many of these story tellers that they are Inclined to mono logue. Excited by applause, they endeavor to cap their own anecdote (a most unnatural pro ceeding) by another, perhaps a very Inferior one. Indeed, it is quite amazing how often even a well-practiced raconteur Is destitute of the sense of proportion, and does not under stand the dlfferce between what Is moderately and what la very good. The true conversationalist possesses this sense in perfection. He is delicate and saga cious in the manner he bandies those with whom he la brought Into contact, as In his own behavior. He pursuades the diffident, if they are worth hearing, to speak of their own sub jects; he dexterously stops the bore; he imper ceptibly steers the bark of conversation from tho shallow and the rapid, from the froth of Smalltalk and from the breakers of argument. Yet no one knows that he is tbe pilot. The gift no doubt, is born with him, and, like most other natural gifts, can be improved by prac tice far more than is generally imagined. On the other hand, it can be almost utterly lost through disuse. An Ariel can never, of course, become a Caliban; but I have known more than one bright spirit, through dull surround ings, to lower to tbe common level, till at last it has seemed to "sympathize with clay." So far as I am concerned, alas, they might all be clay or dust. ODE FUTDEE MMBEE SUPPLY. Governor Alger Says It Is Coming from Wnehinston Territory. Chicago, April 27. Qovurnor Russell Alger, who was at the Grand Pacific Hotel to-day, on his way West, said the Nlcaraguan canal -project would be, in a measure at least, the solu tion of tbe problem of the future lumber sup ply of the United States. "Very few people appreciate the extent and superiority of the Washington Territory flr," he said, "and the only reason It is not now brought East is the necessarily high freight rates by rail. Some ot it now nnds its way to New York by vessel, but the voyage is a long one. For several years, appreciating the fact that Michigan and Wisconsin pine lands were being rapidly exhausted, I have had my eye open for new fields, and three years ago I visited the Washington region, making a personal ex amination of the field. I think I am a fair judge of timber, and I don't hesitate in pro nouncing tbe product of these regions in every way superior to our Northern pine, and other countries recognize the fact. While I was in Tacoma I saw nine vessels bound for England, Germany and China loading at the wharves. If the canal isbullt, an enormous lumber traffic by water will spring no, and it will possibly come just at the time we need it most." He was asked when bethought the present fields East would be exhausted. "In one way," be said, "that is hard to say. In Michigan many owners have not good facili ties for cutting the timber, while others are rapidly clearing fields and moving to new ones, but, judged by tbe output last year, it cannot last more than eight years. In Wisconsin I presume it is the same. We already leelthe effects of the slope timber," continued General Alger, "In our own business. Fourteen years ago we supplied almost wholly the ship build ing firms of New England and the East with spars and masts. Our trade In this direction has grown less and less, until at present we have altogether lost it. They all come from Washington Territory, which supplies better ones than we ever did." A PEEE WAE LIBEAET. The G. A. E. Will Aid the Iioyal Legion to Raise the Necessary Funds. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. PnntA.DELPHiA, April 27. The project ot establishing in this city a free war library and museum originated with the Loyal Legion, an association of tbe commissioned officers who served during the war. The proposition was that if the State contributed $50,000 the Loyal Legion would secure subscriptions of $100,000 toward the institution, and. a bill was presented Ju tbe Legislature embodying this idea, and contingently appropriat ing the $59,000. As soon as tbe bill was brought up an assault was made on it on the ground that the Loyal Xegion was an aris tocratic body, not representative of the men who carried muskets and did the big fighting, and that the projected museum should be un der the control of organizations with a more general membership. An amendment was offered including the Grand Army of the Re public in tbe establishment of tbe library and museum, and tho Loyal Legion was consulted as to whether they would accept this amend ment. The Legion promptly accepted, and the bill was passed and now awaits the Gov ernor's action. When the enterprise was first mooted the Loyal Legion was ready to go ont and get the $100,000 necessary to make the $50,000 available, but the work will now be divided pro rata, and the Grand Army will be given its share of the money to raise. Most of tbe members of the Loyal Legion are members of the Grand Army. There are some of them who do not think the chances of the museum getting into existence have been helped by the amendment to the bill, and that the requisite amount of money wonld have been raised more rapidly by the smaller than the larger body. There is much delicacy In speaking of the matter, bowever. A FIGHTING PAES0N. He Hns Proved His Mettle and Hns Been Appointed a Uulted States Marshal. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. LomsviLLE, April 27. Drury K. Bnrcbette, of Lawrence county, has been appointed by President Harrison United States Marshal of Kentucky. As his chief deputy Mr. Burcbette has chosen the Rev. C. J. Howes, formerly of PalntsvlUe, but for some years pastor of a Methodist church in this city. Mr. Howes has resigned the charge of bis church and quali fied as a United States Deputy Marshal. His chief duty will be to assist in tho capture of moonshiners in Eastern Kentucky, a difficult and dangerous pursuit. Mr. Howes, although for many years a min ister, has given undoubted evidence of his courage and muscular power. About ten years ago a crowd of toughs disturbed one of his meetings by throwing stones at the bnilding. When he beard the missiles pattering against tbe walls Mr. Howes, who was in the middle of bis sermon, stopped short, announced that the exercises were over until next Sunday and stepped out ot the pulpit. He walked quietly down.thc aisle. When he reached tbe door he tbiewhis coat off and rushed outside. The gang, composed of about a dozen persons, was standing 50 teet away. Air. Howes was upon them in a moment. He seized the surprised leader by tbe neck with one hand, and with the other fist planted a blow upon his temple that made him see stars and tumble over In a heap. Jumping over him Mr.Howes grabbed another, and dealing him a half dozen kicks and blows burled blm to one side. The members of the gang were so surprised that they offered but little resistance and took toflig1it,not escaping, however, before half a dozen were soundly trounced. ' BRUIN AT A SPELLING BEE. A Bear Climbs Into a Country School House and Causes a Panic Special Telegram to The Dispatch. BAKBOrasniXE, April 27. Miss Sarah Jar vis teaches the Mt, Welcome school in the northeastern part of the county, 12 miles from here. Last Friday evening there was the usual spelling match at Miss Jarvis' school. The building in hlch she teaches Is or boards, with several windows coming down within two feet of tbe ground. The match bad been of more than usual interest, the strength of the two sides being pretty nearly equal. One of tho pupils had just spelled such a long and difficult word that the others bad applaud ed. As the noise ceased there was a scratching sound at one of the windows in the rear of the bouse. Miss Jarvis herself ran toward the window to see what was the matter. Before she reached it a large, black, hairy head was thrust Into the aperture, and she plainly recog nized a black bear. Tbe pupils, too, saw the animal. There was a rush and stampede at once. All rushed for the door, and In a mo ment went out of tbe room, and trooping along tbe road which runs In front of the school bouse. Miss Tarvis is a brave woman, and she re tained her coolness. She took care of the younger children and kept the crowd together. When she saw that they were not followed by the bear her alarm subsided. A farmer was summoned, and killed the bear lu the midst of a feast of spelling books. Mark Ttvnln's Care for Warts. From the Chicago Tribune. 1 . Mark Twain's cure for warts Is simple, but severe-) He prescribes burning them out with, hotnsedles. Incase tbe band is thickly cor eredjwith these excrescences why not save timet and suffering by chopping tbe entire me Aeroff with a meat axf DEAF Am DUMB WRITEBS. Specimen Compositions by FnpIIs of the Wllklnsburg School for Mutes Diffi culty of Instructing; Those Who Cannot Hear Oklahoma's History, by Deaf and Dumb Authors. To tbe Editor of The Dispatch: I send you two short productions on Okla homa, written by our deaf pupils. They are entirely uncorrected, and are fair specimens of the language of the eighth year class. It Is utterly impossible for those not ac quainted with the deat to understand the diffi culties that beset them in their attempts to master the English language, or to appreciate their efforts at composing. It must beVcon stantly borne in mind that everything these young people know has been learned during their1 few years In school. They began at 8 years of age tfith no" language whatever, and the first three or four years were devoted to laying a foundation. "Hearing children have this foundation laid, and the superstructure more than half completed before they enter school. They have heard the words which make up every-day language in all of its pecu liar .constructions repeated a thousand times, and they acquire the use of it imperceptibly. They have the dally and hourly example of speech, and it is no wonder that they profit by it. Tbe deaf have no such example, and at the beginning of the school period are-only infants picking up their first words. Can these words, framed into simple sentences, be repeated a i sufficient number of times without losing their freshness to have them fastened In the learner's mind as nails in a sure placet Yes, certainly, If the teacher is a miracle of patience and in genuity. Repetition, conjoined with variety, is the avowed secret ot learning anything well. The hearing child has the advantage of this combination in all of Its pleasing diversity, but this cannot be said, of the deat. The latter is confined to the slow and tedious mediums of writing and the manual alphabet. Tbe tempta tion to hurry over the ground too fast Is almost too great for tbe teacher to resist, although be Is fully aware that such a course will endanger the future prospects of his pupil. Let everyone who is disposed to criticise the language of the deaf, or to wonder at their in abilityto use idiomatic English with more smootlsiess, imagine himself going through life with his fingers in his cars. He would learn every word by sight instead of by hearing, and should the sudden inclination to drop his fingers for a moment take hold upon blm. be would get no more meaning from the spoken word cat than he would from the greatest jaw breaker In the language of Russia. In schools for tbe deaf language is made a daily and hourly specialty, but even with such constant attention tbere are so many crooks ana twists in tne .bngiisn tongue tnat some very important points are passed over without the thorough drill necessary, if the learner Is expected to master the language and make It his vernacular. Is ltnot a wonder that the deaf, handicapped as they are, make as much progress as they do? Linnaeus Roberts, Teacher Western Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. WlLKINSBtTBO, April 27. Story About Oklahoma. Some years ago, many people asked the TJ. S. Congress to let them move into Oklahoma, but the Congress did not let them do, so. The President of the TJ. S. sent many soldiers to this country. Many people had often been moved into this country, but tbe soldiers often Sent them away. Last Monday, Mr. President Harrison told them who wanted to move into this country, should be allowed to go and make the settlements In Oklahoma. The law is not against them to move into it. After the President told tbe people to go to get some acres of land without paying money many people moved near it and waited until the President told them. Last Monday there was a great crowd In Oklahoma, and tbe people quarreled with tbe other people and sometimes killed them. Tbe population of Oslaboma is growing very rapidly and is upwards of fifteen thousand. Oklahoma will soon become the state which belongs to the U. S. Tbe climate of Okla homa is delightful and healthful. During the following winter, it is not too cold but it is pleasant and the soil is fertile. Albert E. Germs. Another Version. Oklahoma is a new country. The people never lived there, but the Indians lived tbere. There are many forests in It Many people came tbere and wanted to get the land. They often disputed about it and sometimes they shot together. At last our President allowed them to come to Oklahoma and get the land. They now fell down the trees and cultivate tbe ground very nicely. They begin to build many houses. Tho Indians live in Indian Territory near there and are very afraid that the people will drive them away. Mr. Springer expects that Oklahoma will become a State about in two years. The Indians are half civilized and tbey work on farm, manufacturing, etc They manage very well. They are very friendly to the white people. Ida Heist. THE NEW toAMMA NOT A SUCCESS. Tbe Sad Story Told by a Little Rosy Cheeked Girl. Kansas Citt, April 27. A little, rosy cheeked cirl, having a shipping tag tied to the buttonhole, arrived at tbe Union depot this morning. She was Rena Dawson, of Maysvllle, Ky 8 years of age, on her way to ber aunt's in San Francisco. When asked why she was going so far alone she said: "Papa's got anewmamma now. She doesn't like Rente, and papa said auntie would take good care of me, just like poor mamma." 1 6PEING SILHOUETTES. One hundred years have come and gone Since Georgle took the chair ; And Just a little over four oinc&uruvuiuai oak uicio. But Grover now is in the soup ; And Georgle, where Is he? Fresh In the mind of every man In this land of the free. Wht should we say that George Washington never told a lie when we have only one Instance of his ever having told the truth? A dog's skin is not tanned by its own bark. If you're going to Oklahoma, Be sure to take your gun, And when the other fellow shoots, E U N. On tbe tree, just overhead, Hung an apple, rosy red, Get It Charlie, " Grade said. But as I tried, I fell Instead. As Adam did from Grace. Mrs. Yotjnglove My dear, what do yon think of my spring bonnet ; isn't it a perfect dream, and only cost ?40, too? Mr. YocNdLOVX-It is very pretty, sweetness, but hereafter you must take something that will make you sleep like a top. MBS. Y.-Wby? Mb. Y. Because your dreams come too high for my pocKet. Nettie Is this fellow, Ward McAllister, a tennis champlou? Tennyson No. of course not. -What put that ldevln your head? Mettle-Ob. 1 just thought he might be, because he's so familiar with balls and rackets. Miss Manhattan Mr. McAllister, do you like fish? Mr. McAllister-No Indeed I don't. Miss Manhattan Oh, I don't mean Stnyveiant. I mean shad. MB. Yobkt Mr. Pitts, why is it that your largest natural gas company Is named after that dead city. Philadelphia? Mr. Pltti-Because you'll find its liveliest Part burled. Before I married her she stood In a store; A drygbods store, I believe. And when I think of that woman, my wife, A sigh I am sure to heave. For every evening when I go home, To eat my meal of hash, She cries as she did in those days of old; That one little word-cash. SX B. SEA. IN THE RAIN. I stand In tbe old gray weather, in the white and silvery rtln; The great trees huddle together And sway with tbe windy strain. I dream or the purple glory Of the roseate mountain height, Of the sweet-to-rem ember story Of a distant and dear delight. The rain keeps constantly raining. And tbe sky is cold and gray. And the wind In the trees keeps complaining That summer has passed away; Bat the gray and the cold are haunted By a' beauty akin to pain UT the sense of sometelas; wanted That never wiu come again. NEW YORK HEWS NOTES. A Circus Struck by a Whirlwind. rmew Tons bureau srxciAi.s.1 New York; April 27 There was a circus at Washington, if. J., to-day. Circuses don't stop there very often, so tbe whole townnrned our to see this one, notwithstanding the wind and rain. Between 7 ind 8 o'clock in the evening, while tbe citizens of Washington were passing from the sideshows to the big tent containing tbe menagerie and the ring, a tornado struck them. The teats collapsed in a whirlwind. All the lights were extinguished, and pandemo nium broke loose. Tbe people who bad al ready passed into the big tent fought for escape from the wreck. Many who tried to cut them selves free with knives succeededonlyin slash ing themselves and their neighbors. Just as the last Washingtontans were hauled out of tbe ruins, sombne yelled that tbe animals were loose. Then everyone ran off belter skelter Into the darkness without waiting to take bis hearings. All sorts of accidents resulted. Some plunged into deep gullies filled with water, some .tumbled against trees and fences. Scores were injured, but no one vefy severely. Within half an hour the storm cleared up so that the lost Wasblrgtonlans could see to go home. The circus lost about $7,000 through the wreck. Tbe Whltueys and Endlcotts Sail. Ex-Secretary Whitney and Mrs.WhItney, ex Secretary W. C. Endlcott and Mrs. Endlcott, sailed for Europe to-day on the steamship Etruria. Fanernl of Blllinrdlst Frey. The funeral of Albert M. Frey. the billiard expert, tookplace this mornlngf rom St. Francis Xavier's Church. Among the pall bearers were several of Frey's old professional antagonists. Tbe pallbearers were J. L. Malone, Charles Manning, Joseph King. Harry Mount, William H. Crane, of the "Henrietta" company, and Fred Ashen Buffalo BUI on the Peep Bine Sea. "Buffalo Bill" and his show started for Lon don to-day on the steamship Persian Monarch. The work of getting the buffalos and horses on board of tbe big ship was begun at 720 o'clock this morning. The buffalos and horses left the Jersey City stock yards, where they have been kept, at sunrise in charge of the cowboys. It took very nearly three hours to get them all on board. "Buffalo Bill" expects to take his show to Germany eventually, although be thinks the Paris Exposition will be bis big oyster. His company has 200 members. Youngest Prisoners In the Tombs. Lorenzo Hasslnger and Willie Lutz, accused of causing little Tobias Hippers' death by stuff ing dirt in his mouth, are about the youngest prisoners who have ever been confined In tbe Tomos on a serious charge. Lutz Is hardly 10 years old, and Hassinger is only a few months older. Lutz is a pretty little fellow, with big blue eyes and fluffy blonde hair. Both of the boys wept nearly all their first night at the Tombs. To-day, however, they seemed to be pretty well contented with their quarters. They are kept entirely apart from other crimi nals. Hasslnger still says that be bad no band in the persecution of little Tobias Hipper. Lutz confessed that be rubbed filth into To bias' face, but denies that be stuffed anything into his mouth. Ought to Have Some Effect. Grover Cleveland wrote bis name to-day In & book which John Joseph McBride, ot Buffalo, Is preparing to give to the Hon. W. E. Glad stone on his 80th birthday. Tbe book will eventually contain the signatures of 4,000 prominent Americans who advocate home rule for Ireland. President Harrison has signed, as have Levi P. Morton, John Sherman and William M. Evarts. Tbere are also the signa tures of Archbishops Ryan and Corrlgan and Cardinal Gibbons. David B. Hill and the members of the State Senate and Legislature have also united in the testimonial. A PBIESTS GOLDEN JUBILEE. An Ex-Plttsbnrg Cleroymao Who Was Or dained 50 Years Ago. Baltimore, April 27. The feast of St. Paul of the Cross, tbe founder of tbe order of the Passionists, which will take place to-morrow. Is the fiftieth anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Father James Hbffyngott, of St. Joseph's Monastery, on the Fredenck road. Tbe event will be celebrated by appropriate exercises, and a large number of clergy from abroad will be present. Father Hoff yngott's life has been an eventful and interesting one. He is a native of Bavaria where hewas born May 13.1813. His parents were Hebrews and he was given the name ot Moses. At 18 he crossed the Alps into Italy ana was there admitted to tbe Catholic Church and bap tized June 24, 1S33. He sought and obtained ad mission to tbe order of the Passionists IS months afterward and was ordained to the priesthood March 16, 1839. In 1842 he was sent as a missionary to Bulgaria, where he labored for ten years, suffering innumerable privations and hardships under the oersecntlotis of the followers of Islam. In 1832 be returned to Italy, where be remained five years. At tbe end of that time he came to Pittsburg, Pa. After 13 years there he came to St. Joseph's Monastery. Father Hoffyngott is tbe oldest member of his order in America. In 1884 be celebrated the semi-centennial anniversary of his admission. He is a small man physically, but, despite his age, he Is still quite active. AN ARM BS0KEN BI A SNAKE. The Remarkable and Unpleasant Adventure of a Berks Coanty Woman. Reading, April 27. This morning Mrs. John Davis, residing in Cumru township, about two miles from this city, went into her flower garden to arrange for tbe protection of her young plants from the drenching rain. Lifting an earthen pot, which had been turned upside down, from the ground, the was horrified to find curled up underneath It a nest of at least a dozen reptiles of different varieties. In her fright she dropped the pot on the wriggling mass, when a large blacksnake, measuring 5 feet 7 inches in length, sprang out, and raplcMy coiling Itself around ber right arm actually broke it, at the same time forcing tbe blood from the ends of her fingers. In her agony she cried for help, and a son coming to her assistance cut the snake in two with his pocket knife, when it relinquished its grip, and a short time afterward was numbered with the reptiles that had been. Five of the other snakes were killed, but a number of them escaped. The woman is prostrated as much from the shock her nervous system sustained as from the injuries to ber arm, and fears are entertained that sbe will lose ber reason. A Like as Two Fens. From the Courier-Journal.j It bas been found that over 180 members of Parliament are simply the agents ot railroads and similar corporations. Tbe American voter who has been ashamed of our Congress may find a bit of comfort in this fact. It's the Hogs That Trouble Him. From tbe New York Herald.; It is not the pigs in clover that trouble Presi dent Harrison so much as the desperate cnoru of the hogs to get in tbe trough. PENNSYLVANIA ODDITIES. A Carbon county man has had 184 boils dur ing tbe past winter and it is said that he Is still good natnred. Mike Cttbert, of Potter county, is 8 years old and bas never yet been out of the township where he was horn. A MINiSTEit who lives at Mercer, says he will wed the woman unanimously indorsed by his congregation. The chances are that he will die' a bachelor. 'Ir you want to see tbe best pig in the county, call on me." This is tbe way a Cameron county man advertises the fact that he has some likely young swine to dispose of. Henby RIOQ, of Delaware oounty, caught a trout that weighed five pounds. He was greatly delighted until he discovered that the boys bad filled the fish' up with Shot before it was weighed. A farmer in Huntingdon county caught an owl and put it in his barn to ngbf his rooster. The owl fought, and the rooster did tbe best be could, but when the battle was over the rooster was dead. B. F. Haia, of Croyle, claims to be the cham pion tie-maker, having hewed 276 ties In two days and a half, or about 3,853 feet surface. He says If anyone can do tfetter he would like to hear from htm. A New Brighton young man will be 21 years ot age next August, and desires greatly to have a flourishing moustache by that ttee. His fellow-workmen told him that Unseed oil and Japan were good to raise a beard, aad every morning his upper Hp. to tolekly oasJod niHi Hn sani nrruinna rnwninrsA'rinT5Q5S?.f UU.U1UUU VWIVIuailUilu, rtf Syracuse ice dealers have started an ice; exchange. Hundreds of jelly fish of a new species were driven ashore by a recent storm on the Oregon coast. Mrs. Elizabeth Ledbetter, who died re cently near Washington, Ind was the mother of 21 children, A, citizen of Akron, O., has applied to tbe police to arrest Satan for hanging about his house o" nights. The once fighting Modoc Indians have become industrious fanners In the past 12 years, and half of them have professed Christi anity. Six hundred and forty-nine converts were recently received Into membership of colored church In Baltimore? tbe Central Meth odist Episcopal. Do not envy the driver of an ice wagon bis cool place in summer. In four months last season 42 drivers in New York City werd-at-tacked with rheumatism. Another case of fiading an egg within an egg is reported from Hanover. Pa. Instan ces of this kind are becoming so common that they are scarcely worth reporting. - ' The, longest train that has been heardof for some time was one whichpassed ove'ftha" Delaware. LfTckawanna and Western Railroad, -composed of 113 open and 3 box cars. Mrs. Betta McKee, who was found, in tbe Madison county, Indiana, asylum, has been returned to Clinton county,) Ohio, to answer the charge of having stolen ten horses and other property. . The Maineicecropis estimated a 1 1,171; 000 tons, a small yield. Of this theKennebeo houses, which have a capacity of 1,181,000 tons, have but 846,000. The Penobscot crop is put at 25,000 tons and the coast crop at 100,000. Mrs. Sarah Mallory died at Long Pine, Neb., recently, at tbe advanced age of 108 years. She was the daughter of Colonel Wright, of revolutionary fame, and the widow of Major Mallory, who was a private in the war of 1776. In an obscure street on the extreme west side of New York City there is a dealer in shoes who bears tbe proud name of McAllister. By a strange coincidence tbe number of his bouse is 400. "McAllister's 400" Is tbe sign above the doorway. Compressed vegetable parchment is be ing experimented with for bearings on Prussian railways. An emulsion of water and oik any of the mineral oils. Is used as lubricant. The parchment soon becomes impregnated with oil, and is able to go a lung time without a renewal of lubrication. Superiority to metal is claimed for it. Vancouver, B. C, is the youngest city of the Dominion and tbe western terminus of the great Canadian transcontinental route. It is but three years old and one year from Its birth it was totally destroyed by fire; but like Chicago It sprung from the blackened ashes of ruin, and to day It Is a thriving city of 13,000 inhabitants. There will be exhibited at the Texas Spring Palace, which is to be built at Fort Worth, a gigantic map of the Lone Star State. The women of Texas are making the map ou canvas,, and the name of each of the 264 coun ties will be worked "with some beautiful product made in the county." One county, Tom Green, Is larger than tbe States of Massa chusetts and Connecticut combined. In Sir John Sinclair's "Code of Health and Longevity" are to be found the biographies of Thomas Parr, died at 152; of the Countess of Desmond, who made the journey from Bristol to London after she had passed her 140th year, and of Peter Zortan, a Hungarian born in 1537 and died in 1TJ3. aged 185 years. The Scotch bishop, Kentlgern, :beatlfleil under tbe name Of St. Mango, also lived to the ageot 185. On the evening of May 20, 1766. the citizens of Boston celebrated the repeal of the stamp act by hanging 108 lanterns in the Old Liberty Tree on Essex street. One of the lan terns, which, according to its inscription, was hung on "the west bough, opposite Frog lane." has been in the Hunneman family ever since, and has just been presented to the Bostonlan Society by the widow and children of tbe late Joseph H. Hunneman, of Roxbury. Since the death of M. ChevrenI, at the age of nearly 103, there bas heen renewed Inter est In the statistics of longevity and a greater disposition to give credence to the stories of persons who have survived for a century or more. Chicago comes to the front with a cer-, tlfloate returned to the Registrar of Altai Statistics March 30. ot the death of Daniel Bnrke. aged 114 years, and a local cotemporary tells a still more wonderful tale ot four mem bers of an Ohio family, all living, whose ages aggregate 440 years. When the famous old grasshopper weather vane fell from the Faneuil Hall spire, the ojher day, it was found to contain a number of pieces ot paper, a lot of oakum, a Chinese coin with "E. Vlnal" stamped on Its face, a 3-cent silver piece dated 18o2, and a niece of copper roughly inscribed "Boston 1852." The " grasshopper will soon be put in its old place, and will contain specimens of all the coins of 1888, the names of the present members of the Boton city government, and copies of Boston newspapers. It was long thought that blood oranges i were produced by grafting an orange tree with s a pomegranate slip, but it is now said that tbere Is not tbe slightest foundation for this ; belief. The blood orange, which is merely a t variety of the sweet orange obtained by culti vation, was first raised by the Spanish garden ers in tbe Philippine Islands.;When it was first seen In Europe it created a sensation among tbe superstitious, who saw all sorts of disasters foretold by the bloody fruit. In the last cen tury blood orange trees brought exceedingly large prices. A discovery of considerable interest to antiquarians was made yesterday by a force of men engaged in making excavations for sewer connections In East Liverpool, O. At a dis tance of about ten feet below the surface they came upon a stone about tbe size of a saucer. It was smooth upon the upper surface and bore the following in plainly legible characters: "1790: A. Azdell: Camp Rett." In addition to this, tbere is carved upon the stone a rude representation of a human face, which the now long dead artist may have Intended to repre sent the moun. It is evident that some other writing was placed upon the stone, but it can not now be deciphered. John Harklns, of Boston, ordered a $20 suit of clothes, to be delivered C. O. D. When the clothes were delivered Harklns gave the boy a $50 bill inpayment. As the boy was go ing, Harklns suggested that the bill be put into an envelope for greater safety. Tbe boy banded the bill to him and he apparently put it into an envelope. When the envelope was opened by the tailor it contained a Si bin. Harklns was arrested, charged with bavins substituted tbe SI for the 5-50 bill, and was con victed of larceny bt tbe clothes. When he was brought up to be sentenced bis council moved for a new trial on tbe ground that the prisoner was not guilty of larceny, as he did not steal tbe clothes: it was not larceny ot tbe money, as he did not steal it; it could hardly be false pretenses, as be actually paid the money to the tailor's agent, who gave ft back to him. Sen tence was suspenaeo. CLIPPED BITS OF WIT. "There's a beautiful specimen of chas-. log." crleda Jeweler, as bewatched a,polieH man's pursuit of a window tmuheT.-JeictterU Wetkty. Everything bas its nse in this world. Even the fly that persistently refuses to be caught teaches the bald-headed mas patience. Somcr vilU Journal. At the Opera. "Wilkinsby's 'Wife "Why do they call the prima donna the diva, George? TVilkinsby 1 don. t know, unless she Isn't airala, tojuinp Into tne high C.Xunssy,s Wtesly. Mr. Grabbitte Just think. de3r, I nicked ud a nickel In the street this afternoon I Hi. Grabblttc-Ies. and as it was muddy, you. must have spoiled a pair of ?2 gloves. 2 opics, Mrs. Slimdiet, the landlady Excuse me? Mr. Dashaway, I notice you have aroppcu "i" mi of eh rm tmrr ii-nt. Dsshsway Thank -nn ma.n, Vnl HI nurrtim B18 if I repUCB It on my plate, for (he added eadlyllneedlt.'rJfeat lorn sun. -'& Mr. Ketrospect This is the age ofjproj ilrs Ketrospeet-Nonsense! I resd or the deathi itrtnm. it.,nitri min nearly every aayt&out IT never hear of any celebrated men belngborn take the places of those wno j-'-s-wj;; Adequate "Words on Tap. Mrs.tJirrx3 I'm going to commence house ueauuig wjay; w-j . U- fin TffAlt - P. Mrs.Jinr WelLIwisn you would swearlTour "phonograph fall and send ltup to the house for moC to turn on occasionauj nucuu ircunys;gei x much for me. WUlyou?-TerraIfotrt hxprut;. Knew "What to Order. "James,' saidfthe ; Tillage Jeweler, "are there any weddings to taker place In the nelghoorhood soon?" t r ' There are two to come off next week, ' said the clerk. ... i. And tbe Jeweler sat down stones and wrote sn nntarrartwo doxenplckle eastern with nrlvilega M.f .-W.w4n-yf nfffifTn fnT-n-iitTttitnrr tflfS With-' wttA... . niitfms TVA..-- - - - movpai. w.n- .iwww, j M 4-s: ,w a' - ,. .-.. '.. .-..s. i '-w I : - , : e?.