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r KSTABLIBHED" FEBRUARY 8, 188. Vol, i. Ho. ES. Entered at 1'ltUbnrg Poctoffice, November 14, 1SS7, as second-class matter. Business Office 07 and GO Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 70 Diamond Street. Average net circulation of tbe daily edi tion of The Dispatch far sis months ending Slay 1, lSh9, 28,051 Copie r lima, ATcrnge net circulation of the Sunday edi tion of The Dispatch for April, 1SS9, 46,143 . Copies per Isaac. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. POSTAOI TEEE tS TBI UNTTXD STATES. JlArtTDlsrATCB. One Year 1 00 Vaily ViErxTCU. Per Quarter 2 00 Dailt Dispatch. One Month. 70 Daily DISPATCH, including Sunday, one Tear ..., , 19 00 Dailt Dispatch, Including Sunday, per quarter. 2 SO Daily Dispatch, Including Bandar, one month , ...... 90 BCJTDAT Dispatch, one year.. 2 so Veeklt Dispatch, one year IS THE DAILT DISPATCH U delivered by carriers at IS cents per week, orlncludlngthebendayedition. at 20 cent per week. PITTSBURG, MONDAY, MAY 6. IS88. THE CHABGE OF BIG0TEY. " The statement of the Hon. George Shiras, with regard to the legislative investigation which he proposes into Judge White's conduct, may be summed up, as nearly as we can understand it, as disclaiming any attack on the Judge's integrity, but assert ing that he is bigoted, intolerant and unfair. Mr. Shiras says that if any one under stands his resolution as alleging corruption lie is much mistaken, although the scope of the investigation would -warrant evidence of that sort if presented. Bnt he thinks that exhibitions of bad temper, prejudice, con sultation with outside parties as to the granting of license, and a number of other qualities which Mr. Shiras sums up under the heads of bigotry "and intolerance will warrant impeachment. This, at least, permits the public to 'see exactly what the basis of the movement is. It is fair to infer from the statement that the resolutions have behind them no evi dence of corruption of enough weight to establish even a presumption. As to the pther charge, the method in which the Jndge conducted the License Court is fully before the public, and the unprejudiced part of it will have no difficulty in reaching a conclusion concerning charges with such a basis. It is not bigotry and intolerance for a Judge who believes that the liquor traffic ought to be abolished to grant 93 licenses in tbe city of Pittsburg. It is not partiality or undue influence to give the police authorities a hearing on the char acter of the licensed drinking places and their effect as to the maintenance of order. If the police authorities were not fair in their testimony, the blame must be placed elsewhere than with the Judge. Judge White may have made, and prob ably did make, some mistakes in his license decisions. But Mr. Shiras" statement leaves his resolutions with scarcely a leg to stand on. AH EXAMPLE THE 0THEB WAT. It is instructive to find that the sup porters of the raderossing bill in and vbontthe-3.jj!.lnture are Imlding up an ac cident at Bridesbnrg Junction near Phila delphia, in which a Pennsylvania Railroad train struck an omnibus full of people with destructive and fatal results, as an argu ment in favor of the bill. The always in teresting Senator Cooper is quoted as saying that "such accidents as the one at Frank ford to-day would educate the people of the Commonwealth against grade crossings and he predicted that a bill abolishing them would be passed by the next Legislature." That the people have already been educated up to the necessity of abolishing grade crossings is evident; but the sanguine tem perament of 'Senator Cooper leads him to overlook the vital fact that the bill Vhich he is urging would not abolish tbe grade crossing which is cited as an example in its favor. When Senator Cooper brings in a bill to abolish the present grade crossings, the public will offer no objection to the prohibition of future ones on equal terms. PATKIOTISH AND GEAKKAB. Of course it was inevitable, after Mr. Channccy M. Depew had referred in his oration to tbe fact that "One Hundred years ago the United States began their exist ence," that some ferociously republican General should criticise the nse of the plural in that connection. We observe that the esteemed Colnmbns Journal takes ex ception to the expression, saying that "it is .grammatical, but not patriotic." The logic of this criticism would make it necessary to say also concerning a certain important document, to-wit, the Constitution of the United States that it is grammatical, but not patriotic. That instrument uses the plural term in exactly the same way by say ing that "Treason against the United States shall consist in levying war against them." The fact is that the theories of those who consider that their views of this nation re quire them to jump upon Lindley Murray hv making a plural subject govern singular verbs and pronouns must impeach not only the Constitution, but the fathers who cre ated the Constitution and the nation. If fhey had desired to give a title to the coun trvin the singular number they would have called it the "United Nation of North America," or "United Columbia," or any other term that they desired to invent. But they preferred to call it the United States, and to use the term in the plural throughout all the fundamental instruments which founded this country. The example, both of Mr. Depew and of the constitutional fathers, should impress on onr friends that patriotism does not require us tobeungram maticaL AS IT SHOULD BE. It is announced by the cable dispatches ihat the efforts of the copper interests to reach an agreement by which the price of copper should be fixed at an arbitrary figure and the output of the mines curtailed, have proved to be a failure. The American com mittee, it is said, have sailed for home, and "copper will be put on the open market and sold for what it will bring." As that is the only way in which copper or any other staple should be sold, the world will waste no tears ovfr the failure of the combination policy to make it bring a higher price. The only fair price for any staple is what it will bring in open market with a free action of supply and demand. Grain, live stock, iron and nearly all the great staples have to be sold in this way, and the justice of the prices so established is universally recognized. If wheat in the opes and unmanipulated market-will bring $1 a bushel that is its true value; if it will bring onlyjs cents tbat is no less its true value, and those who cannot afford to raise wheat for that price must seek some other field of production. To permit the producers of copper, petro leum or any other staple, therefore, to estab lish an arbitrary price and exact more than it will bring in open market under free competition is to give them a special privi lege and advantage over the great mass of producers. To let them burden those who have no such advantage maybe looked upon Indifferently in Europe where class privi leges are firmly rooted; bnt in this country it is a violation of the very foundation of our Government. The announcement that copper' will be -sold for what it will bring is simply a declaration that the rule of com mercial equality is, temporarily at least, re established in the copper trade. The fact that the recent effort to monopo lize this trade has resulted in piling up an immense surplus which will probably de press the market below the cost of pro duction, is likewise no more than satisfac tory. It is the legitimate and. natural penalty for the evil of combination, to force prices above what it will bring in open market Interests that are disposed to fol low the example othe copper trade should profit by the example. A HIGH LIMIT. Senate bill 137, which is expected to come up for passage in the House of Bepresenta tives this week, is a Jewel of its kind. It provides that for the merger and consolida tion of railways in the State, which are not competing or parallel lines, the amount of stock or bonds issued by the consolidated company may exceed the amounts ofsnch issues by the companies before consolida tion. But a limit is secured for this by providing that no issues shall be made in excess of $150,000 of stock and $160,000 of bonds per mile of railroad. The gravity with which the possible abuses of stock-watering are prevented by setting a limit of $300,000 of capitalization per mile is a joke well worthy the genius of Senator Cooper, the putative author of the bill. Tbe average and honest cost per mile of railroads in this State is between $30,000 and $40,000. The Pennsylvania Bailroad's own estimate of tbe cost of its four-track road, which is one of the costliest in the coun try, is less than $160,000 per mile. To pretend to set a limit of $300,000 per mile is simply to open up a scope for stock watering beyond the wildest achievements in that line yet on record. What scheme of wholesale issue of fiat stocks and securities is behind this bill, we cannot say. Perhaps there is none. Possi bly Senator Cooper introduced it solely for the amiable and philanthropic purpose of making: things lively for the printers of bonds and stock certificates. WHAT WE SHOULD HOT COPY. Perhaps it was a necessary outcome of the late Centennial event, but it is nevertheless one of its drawbacks, that we find the New York Serald improving it as an occasion for urging a return to the knee breeches of our fathers. That journal sighs for the knee breeches and ejaculates at the imaginary pictures of Washington, Hamilton, Frank lin and Adams, clothed "in those cornmeal sacks, miscalled pantaloons." It is probable that the use of trousers which approximate cornmeal sacks by the New York dudes, is a practical protest by them against the former proposition of knee breeches. They know very well that the physical shortcomings of the age make the knee breeches useless for this day. When it is proposed that they shall exhibit their shrunken shanks to the public gaze, they show their dissent from it by enveloping their legs in more voluminous drapery than ever before. The judgment of the dudes, even upon matters of costume, is not infal lible, but in this respect they are more nearly right than usual. The knee breeches, we should remember, were an article which our fathers inherited from the rule of monarchy. It only took a fev decades of republicanism to make them pass out of existence. When our esteemed cotemporary, the Serald, brings its mighty intellect to shaping the sartorial policy of the country, it should remember the sig nificance of this fact, as pointing ont that the knee breeches are the sign of inequality and privilege. They create an aristocracy of well-developed calves, and submit the spindle-shanked, knock-kneeded and bow legged to the sneers and sarcasms, of the unfeeling world. Besides this, they encour age the policy of sham, and burden the peo ple with the dangers and inconveniences that are experienced by yielding to the temptation of false calves. To say nothing of their relative inconvenience and discom fort, no true American newspaper should, in celebrating a century of republicanism, urge a return to the aristocratic and un democratic knee breeches. Beyond this let us urge upon the esteemed Serald one more great truth. In copying the noble example of our fathers, it is neces sary to go a good deal higher than the knee breeches. Onxy five hundred postoffices to dispose of during Washington's first term! No wonder that the practical politicians regard the methods of those days as obsolete and entirely unsuited to the necessities of the present day. Oue esteemed cotemporary, the New York Evening Sun, lightly casts aside Bishop Potter's remarks as "pessimism," andin the same column comments on the fact that an Italian title is for sale in the New York market, which it points out is a re production of one of the features of Bur yan's Vanity Fair. But no one has any right to think this a proof of decadence, for such an idea, on the authority of the esteemed Sun, Mr. Chauncey M. Depew and other eminent authorities, would constitute the unpardonable offenscof pessimism! Ninety; millions reduction of the pub lic debt ior the present fiscal year is a very good record, which shows that the nation keeps on reducing its obligations whether Republicans or Democrats are at the helm. It is pleasant to observe that hope springs with great vigor in the human breast, as is shown by the manner in which the esteemed Philadelphia Press augurs the possibility of great things for Philadelphia flowing from the fact that a well is being sunk for oil or pasinMontgomcrycounty. The iVewrecog nizes that it is "a trifle premature to specu late on the benefits;" but it is quite right in not permitting that consideration to deter it from a glittering dream. If some people could not hope prematurely for oil and gas, they could never hope at all. The Wall street organs are now engaged in boominfc stocks. Consequently nothing more is heard of the way in which the inter State commerce law is ruining the railroads. JRepbesentatiye Lesion's denial that the liquor interests had anything to do with Representative Shiras' resolutibn, to- gether with equally solemn asseverations to the same effect, made in this city, reveals a perception that the movement may develop the qualities of a boomerang. Nevertheless the frequency and urgency of these -denials recalls the criticism of Hamlet's mother or the Flayer Queen: "Methinks the lady doth protest too much." The French method of "calling attention to a victim of injustice" by firing a blank cartridge at President Carnot, is unique, but not commendable. The House of Bepreseutatives at Harris burg is very evidently in no temper to be fooled by the Senate's amendments to the soldiers orphans' school bill which will permit the syndicate to retain its grip on the appropriations. Let the House cling to the credit of its position that henceforth there shall be no speculation in public charity. Count Hebbebt Bisjiabck evidently thinks that if dinners can purchase Samoa, there is no use in stinting the diplomatic entertainments. The statement that the Michigan Salt Trust wants to raise a loan of $10,000,000 in Europe, is a straw in the wind indicating, that the enterprising members of the com bination have perceived the possibility of utilizing the trnst fever for selling their concerns at about twice their real yalue. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. Ex-Refbesektativb Matsoit, who was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Indiana last year, has gone Into railroading, and expects to moke it pay better than politics. Ex-United States Senatob Lapham has made a call upon President Harrison. Boscoe Conkllngs successor in the Senate has grown very old, and was -recognized by very few Washingtontans. I 'Mb. HAinxToif Fish, who rendered the ser vice he was asked to perform at tbe centennial. Is SI j ears old. Hehadbeen in Congress long be fore the year 1818, when he was elected Gov ernor of Now York State. Chief Justice Fuller has purchased of Judge Wylle the latter's residence property on Fourteenth street, fronting Thomas' Circle, be tween Vermont avenue and M street, Washing ton, for $100,000. The Chief Justice will take possession of the residence next autumn. Mrs. Burnett has been Invited by a real, live Lord Fauntleroy, whose situation as well as name she unconsciously plagiarized in her story, to pay him a visit in his ancestral estate, and see for herself that the Fauntleroy estate Is not of such stuff as dreams are made of, Charles Dudley Wabsebwm an Inter ested spectator of the Centennial festivities. Mr. Warner is a tall man, with a long, pale face, prominent nose, and luxuriant white hair and beard. He is not a dude In his attire, and seems to have the literary man's disregard of current fashions. Only fonr of the new United States Min isters have left this country fOr their posts of dntv. They are Colonel Fred Grant, of New York, Minister to Austria; Mr. Hicks, of Wis consin. Minister to Peru; John F. Swift, of California, Minister to Japan, and W. W. Thomas, of Maine, Minister to Sweden and Norway. The monument to the memory of the lata ex-President Arthur, now being erected in the Albany, N. Y., Rural Cemetery, is a large sar cophagus of granite. The monument is in the family lot in the western part of the cemetery. A large bronze figure will be placed atone side of the sarcophagus. Tho only Inscription will be the name "Arthur" in plain letters on the base of the monument. The Jesuit Fathers of St. Francis Xavier's College, New York, are preparing a unique memorial of the centennial of Washington's inauguration. It is to be called "A Tribute to Washington," and 17 languages will be used to tell of tbe greatness of the Father of his Coun try. The Rev. J. F. X O'Conor. S. J., vice president of the college, is directing the work of preparing the memorial. Thus far, beside English, these languages hare been used: Babylonian, Assyrian, Arabic, Eyriac, Egyp tian, Algerian, French, Spanish, German, Latin, Greek, Irish and Italian. THE ATTACK ON JDDGE WHITE. The Philadelphia Press bay It waeUncalled For and Inconsiderate, From tbe Philadelphia Press.. The assault upon Judge White, of Pittsburg, by Representative Shiras, of the same city, is an uncalled for and Inconsiderate act. The Judge doubtless has failings of temper, and perhaps showed unduly his hostility to the whole liquor business, more than was becom ing in a Judge called to act dispassionately on application for liquor licenses. The real offense, however, on which the proposed im peachment is based, is that he enforced the license law more severely and strictly than was agreeable to tbe applicants for license. They can, however, make nothing by an impo tent display ot their wrath in an attempt to impeach. Judge White's rulings were somewhat more extreme than those of the Philadelphia License Court, but moderate by comparison with those of the interior judges, who refused to grant any licenses whatever. The law gives the license judge a large degree of discretion, which he Is free to exercise in accordance with his best judgment of what public policy requires. The grievance of those who are dissatisfied with tho way Judge White exercised his discretion is with tbe high license law,' which gives him the power wnich be used to reduce the number of saloons and promote sobriety and order. Tbe attack upon this Pittsburg Judge will be construed and accepted everywhere as an attack upon high license. It is an extremely impolitic move at tbe present time, even from tbe liqnor sellers' standpoint. It deserves and is bound to come to nothing. THE SENATORIAL SICK LIST. members Who are Convalescent and Others Not o fortunate. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. HabbisbubQ, May 5. Senator Schnatterly, of Fayette, who has been at the Orthopedic Hospital in Philadelphia since some time in January, receiving treatment for locomotor ataxis,3returned to this city to-day. He is much better than when he went away, but says be is not so well as be was a short time ago. After adjournment he will go to tbe Hot Springs for treatment. Senator Shull, who early In tbe session went South for his health, has also returned. Senators Rutan, ot Alle gheny, and Stehman, of Lancaster, are the only remaining absentees from the Senate because of illness. Senator Stehman, it is understood is in very bad condition. His trouble is with his liver. General Harrison Allen, of Dakota, is still here. His stay has been protracted beyond his original expectation by the fact that he has been accumulating material to aid in the con struction of the new State. A FAMILY OP MINISTERS. For Generations Nearly AH the Sons Have Been Clergymen. Covington, Kt., May 5. There is a New England family which has fourteen relations in tbe ministry. For several generation! father and son have been ministers. In one branch of this family there are four brothers in tbe Epis copal ministry at present. Three of these offi ciated at tbe same service this morning in Trinity Church, Covington the Rev. Charles R. Baker, who is rector ot the largest Episcopal Church In Brooklyn (1,220 communicants); Rev. Frank Woods Baker, rector of the Episcopal Church In Covington, and his associate. Rev. Walter Baker. The other brother. Rev. George S. Baker, has a large charge in New York City. The father, grandfather and great-grandfather of these tons were ministers in Massachusetts. DEATHS OP A DAT. George Nceley. George Nedey, of Marshall township, Allegheny county, who died yesterday morning, aged 73 years, was born on the same rarm where be died. A wlfe,,three daughters and one son survive him. Tbe deceased wa well and favorably known as an. active worker In tbe hepnullcan party, and was for many years regarded as a standing delegate to county conventions of his patty. lie was a faith ful church member, was regarded as a man of nrosa views ana win ne missea ny nu many U1CUU AU IU pdblVU VI UiV VVHMl. Strange Adventure of Derelict Vessels Roaming- Abont the Ocean nndEndanger Ina Navigation Woird Story oflhoBark - Marie Celeste. rCOnElSPONDESCS OT TiniPISFATCR.l WAsnmpTOJT, May 8. A paragraph pub lished in a local paper recently spoke of the wanderings of a derelict vessel which had been abandoned on the sea and whleh had been drifting from placs to place ior a long time in terfering with navigation. An effort will be made at the next session of Congress to have some action taken by tbe principal naval powers of tbe world to chart the oceans with a view to placing somewhere the responsibility tor removing from tbe lace or tne ocean the floating craft that make navigation dangerous. Many of these drifting, ownerless vessels are found on tbe open sea from time to time. They are ships which have sprung leaks and been abandoned as unsafe or which were cast ashore, and then drifted away again without their crews. They are without direction or control, and they drift from place to place at the will of tbe wind and tides. If it is possible to secure unitv of action, the seas will be charted and divided into seetions,in each of which some one of the maritime nations of the world will have jurisdiction over derelicts and will assume tbe responsibility of sinking them or towing them to harbor. -. An Interesting Stndy. The history of the derelicts that have been followed from one part of the world to another by the reports of passing vessels would make an interesting book. It was only a few months ago that a vessel was brought into harbor that had been abandoned off the American coast, and after crossing the Gulf Stream had drifted across tbe ocean, and was finally picked up off the Hebrides. Sho was taken into harbor and her cargo was found to nave been little in jured. Another Bhiff that was abandoned, and was finally brought into port, was the Maggie M. Rivers. She became water-logged off the coast of Hatteras and was left to sink. Her captain and crew escaped in the small boats and were picked up bv a passing vessel. Tbe vessel floated abont, but did not sink as had been expected. Sue crossed the Gulf Stream and then began to move in great circles. Often she was very nearshore, and then she would be heard from far at sea. She was finally brought Into port at Bermuda after ten months' drift ing, and her entire cargo of lumber was saved and sold bv the ere w of H. M. S. Canada, which had picked her up. A Remnrkablo Derelict One of the most remarkable cases of a dere lict ever known In fact one of the most re markable incidents of tbe sea recorded in his torywas tbe discovery of the abandoned bark Marie Celeste in the Mediterranean Sea some tenor twelve years ago. A vessel sailing the Mediterranean one day sighted a bark under full sail and signaled her. There was no re sponse. After signaling for some time and gettlng.no sign, from the bark, the captain of tbe vessel sent a boat's crew to investigate, The crew of the boat as It approached tbe bark could distinguish no sign of life. There were no seamen on' her decks and no voice hailed them as their boat drew near. They climbed aboard and found that the deck of the bark was deserted, although everything on it was in perfect order. The sails were set and every rope was in Its place. It looked as though all of the crew had gone below. But when the boat's crew went below they found the cabin and tbe forecastle alike empty. Everything was in perfect order. There was a sewiug ma chine in the cabin and under the needle was a woman's garment half completed. It seemed as though the sewer bad been gone but a mo ment. In the forecastle were the seamen's kits. An examination of the bold showed that there was a full cargo aboard, and apparently no injury to the vessel had occurred. Some sailors were sent aboard and the bark was taken to Genoa. There her owners were communicated with. They were Ignorant of the fate ot the captain and crew. They had heard nothing from the bark since she sailed for New York. A new crew was put on board and tbe bark was taken to New York. Here and in Genoa search was made far a trace of the crew of the vessel, but without avail. Finally circulars were sent over the world and the friends of the missing men were consulted; but no trace of them could be found. And the mystery that surrounded their disappearance has never been cleared up. No one of them has evcrbeen beard from and no one knows to-day how the Marie Celeste was abandoned under full .head of sail in the middle of the Mediterranean and where her recreant crew went. Followed by Fate. Tbe Marie Celeste seemed to be fated for peculiar adventures. After her eventful voy age she was recommissloned at New York and put into South American trade. Three or fonr years ago she was scuttled off the coast of South America and all of her cargo was lost. Her captain was tried for the crime and found guilty. The Marie Celeste was favored by f ito above most derelicts In that she had two ad ventures. With the majority of abandoned vessels abandonment means slow dissolution. This was the fate of the Twenty-one Friends, which drifted about the ocean for six or eight months some years ago and then disappeared. Her pieces probably lie rotting at the bottom oi tne ocean. . Nipped by Arclie Ice. One of tbe most remarkable cases in marl time history, and probably the most famous, was that of the British sloop-of war Resolute, which was one of three vessels sent on an ex pedition to the Arctic seas about 1850 to search for tidings of Sir John Franklin and his men. In the winter of 1851, while in Melville Bay, the eastern bight of Baffin's Bay, the ship was nipped in the ice of a mighty pack and forced clear above tbe water. Tbe ice, in its constant tronbled movements, relaxed its grip for a time and let tbe ship down to the water, only to come together again with greater force and crush her heady sides as If they were paper. The ship's bow was lifted high in the air, and she Was heeled well down to starDoard, While tbe stnrdy oaken frame and huge beams buckled ard ground as though sho were a giant in the throes of physical pain. The ship was aban doned, and the crew waited until help came from the sister Bhip of the expedition, which was held fast a mile or more away. After all were safely on board the consort a furious gale and snowstorm set In and con tinued two days, and the ire was much broken by the adverse tides and winds. When all was over, ana tne seamen looxea across mo treach erous Ice fields, tbe good ship Resolute was gone. But she had not sunk. In due time tbe expedition returned home, the loss of tbe Resolute was duly reported, ana her name was stricken from the admiralty lists of the British navy. V A Graceful Gift. Fonr years after the Resolute was deserted a New London whaling vessel, commanded by Captain James Bnffington, encountered a three days' gale in the floe that slowly streams con tinually down the western shore below DaviV straits and jnst oft tho entrance to the North umberland gulf, which she was trying to reach. When the weather cleared the vessel was fast In the floe and all on board were surprised to see a large vessel, British in build and rig. but showing no colors, also fast in the floe, about 10 miles away. Captain George E. Tyson, who be came famous afterward for his sufferings and heroism while drifting for six. months on the ice for over 15,000 miles, was mate of the vessel. After a day or two be got permission to go with three men to the strange vessel, and after 80 hours of dangerous travel he reached. and boarded her. It was Her Britannic Majesty's sloop of war Resolute, derelict and in perfect condition. The party remained on board two dajs, there being plenty of provisions, wet and dry. and then reported their find to Captain Bufflneton. The finders of a derelict became the owners of it, and as the value of this find was much greater than could result from a whaling cruise, the cruise was abandoned, and both vessels worked ont of the ice and came to New London- There was great excitement here and in Great Britain over the find, and Congress stepped in with an appropriation giving the finders a lump sum of $200,000 for their prize. Then the vessel was put in thorongh condition, and being officered and manned by a detail from tbe navy, was sent under escort of a frigate to England, and presented In person to Queen Victoria as a gilt from America. The scene on tbe quarterdeck ol tbe Resolute dur ing the ceremony of the presentation to tbe Queen, at tbe Portsmouth dock yard. Is a sub ject of a grand historical painting, containing portraits of the Queen and Prince Albert, and their party, and of all tbe American officers, and of the American Minister. V Locating Derelicts. The bydrograpbic office of tbe Navy Depart ment makes tbe tracing of derelicts a specialty. Bhip captains report derelicts when seen to the Navy Department, and the pilot chart, which is Issued monthly from the hydrographic office for the Information of navigators, contains statements from time to time of the location, as near as It can be determined, of any derelict that max be afloat Navigators in possession of this information know where to be on the looxont ior wese dangerous oostacies. O'Bbieji.Bain. J ( Looks Suspicions. from the.lntlr-ocean.2 The New York Prohibition Voice heads Its Centennial edition "Wen York." Did the Vola- 1 also attend Fish's banquet T The Appearance of tbe Pennsylvania Troops In the Centennial parade. From the Army and Navy Journal. J At the head of Pennsylvania's division rode Governor Beaver accompanied by Adjutant General Hastings. The staff, too far In rear, was badly aligned. Colors failed to dip. Pennsylvania's division, for a division In or ganization It is, is certainly not aped to the criticism of being tnoro for show than service. Clad in tbe fatigue uniform of the army, and fully equipped in heavy marching order. It gave the appearance of a return from a cam paign rather than troops on parade for cere mony. Second Brigade, General Wiley. Staff made a fair salnte; colors not dipped. The Tenth Regiment, Colonel Hawkins, held the right of the brigade, with eight companies of 20 front It is from western part of State. In point of numbers it made a good appearance, in other respects fair to good, the Fifth and Eighth companies poor. Distances badly kept Fifteenth Regiment, Colonel Krlps, compa nies from western part of State, all passed fairly. Eighteenth Regiment, Colonel Smith, from Pittsburg. The companies were generally in good strength, but its lack of equalization de tractod very much from the general appear ance. Blankets Instead of overcoats were rolled on knapsack. The jeompanles were more or less unsteady. Fifth Regiment, Colonel Burchfleld. compa nies from Altoona and vicinity. No special comment can be made on any one of them. They passed in fair form Sixteenth Regiment, Colonel Hnlings, com panies from western part of State. Ranks of several of the companies slim. First company passed with good alignment, balance fair. Within a year pr two past this regim'ent has become noted for rifle practice. Fourteenth Regiment, Colonel Glenn, com panies from Pittsburg and vicinity. In general the step was regular and alignments good. Guides of First, Fifth and Sixth companies marched at support arms, and guide of Fourth Company with bayonet unfixed. Battery B, Captain Hunt trom Pittsburg, brought up the rear of Pennsylvania's con tingent They were obliged to halt in front of review ing stand, otherwise would have made a very creditable passage. The non-commissioned, f- improperly, however, saluted. Pennsylvania's division was, doubtless a dis appointment to tbe ladies looking for a bright spectacle, but it had an air ot reality, wanting in some of the organizations more gaudily uni formed. Though uniformed exactly alike, there was a noticeable difference in many of the organizations. In drill they were unequal. Marching, in steadiness somewere unsurpassed while others were, as we have already noted, only fair, but notwithstanding the regularity and steadiness of tbe march, on the part of the best the step was short and cramped. Indeed, a full length, free, swinging step was an excep tion throughout the command. We call atten tion to this in no spirit of criticism, but addl tional care on the part of commanding officers to this matter would undoubtedly tend to a better appearance and less fatigue on a long march. LAWSUIT ABOUT A GOOSE. Nearly S130 Spent In Litigation to Recover the fenm of 40 Cents. LouisvtMiE, May 5. At Antioch, a small village in Metcalfe county, this State, suit was brought by Mrs. James Poynter to recover damages from Mrs. Ware, for the slaughter of a gray goose belonging to the former. The killing occurred three years ago. The places upon which tbe two women live adjoin. Mrs. Poynter owned a flock of geese which she Srizcd highly. The geese frequently got into Irs. Ware's yard and ate all tbe grass. It is said that one goose can eat as much as three horses. Mrs. Ware frequently warned her neighbor to keep her geese in her own yard. Mrs. Poynter promised to do so, but the geese were too much for her- When they found out that they were not wanted in Mrs. Ware's yard they made that enclosure their favorite stamp ing ground. One day Mrs. Ware discovered tbe geese in her yard, and she said "she guessed she wouldn't be bothered with them dratted geese any longer-" She gave chase with a good sized billet of wood. She struck one goose on the head and killed her. The others escaped. Mrs. Poynter demanded that Mrs. Ware pay her 40 cents Tor the dead goose. She brought suit in 'Squire John Grlnstead's court to re cover the 40 cents. She employed a good law yer. So did Mrs Ware. Both women were widows, and each vowed she would spend her last cent lathe case before she would give in. After many mistrials and continuances, pro longed through three years, 'Squire Grinstead has at last given bis decision. It is in favor of the defendant. The costs on each side are about $150, and Mrs. Poynter has to pay all un less she appeals to a higher court and receives a reversal of the magistrate's decision. CHICAGO'S GAS SCHEME. Financiers Alarmed by tbe Formation of a New Trnst. Chicago, MayC The rumor that tbe Chi cago Gas Trust would soon issue $10,000,000 new bonds to bring Indiana gas here through pipes has not been received with unalloyed pleasure by holders of trust certificates, and many of the latter have sold ont. Certificates went down somewhat on tbe news, and telegrams in great numbers poured in here from New York. While there is a scheme to pipe gas from In diana here, it is not being engineered by tbe gas trust but by nn independent company. Mr. Columbus R. Cummings admitted this to-day. and it would seem that the scheme, if carried out will be a big thing for tbe trust. The f 10, 000,000 bonds will be no obligation on tbe gas trust while tbe latter will make money by leasing to the new company many miles ot pipe In Chicago that it is not using. On the other hand. President Fay, of the gas trust says he knows of no natural gas com pany, and if there was one no gas could be Siped from Indiana, as there is a law of that tate prohibiting it. This, of course, would knock tbe natural gas scheme in the bead, al though there is surely some plan on foot 'SHIPPING DISEASED CATTLE. Anlmnls Afflicted With Lump Jaw Sent to Buffalo by Carlonda. Buffalo, May 6. The Western dressed beef traffic has been given a setback by the discov ery of Cattle Inspector Rast that diseased live stock in a terrible condition had escaped the inspectors who are charged with the duty of inspecting cattle ;at the Western live stock markets. There were 17 cattle in one car, all afflicted with lump jaw, and an attempt was marin to escane tbe local inspector at East Buffalo. The cattle came from Kansas City J and were consignea to tue Jacoo uoiu racKing Company. Instead of unloading at the usual place, tbe car was run around on Dold's slaughtering house switch. The East Buffalo cattle men discovered the condition of the cattle and notified the health authorities. Dold's men claimed that they were going to reship the- cattle west but In spector Rast consigned the carload to the fer tilizer factories. Dr. Dorr said, after inspect ing tbe cattle, that if a needle were run into one of the diseased lumps and a man were then inoculated with it, it wonld cause his death. This disease is of a virulent type, and the flesh of cattle afflicted with it is poisonous. UNEQUAL ASSESSMENTS. A Carbon Connty School Teacher Rated Higher Thnn a Conl Baron. MAUCH Chunk, Pa., May 6. There is trou ble between tbe Commissioners and Assessors of this county. Tbe Commissioners prepared rules for the Assessors In making assessments. The orders were carried out at Weatherly, but not at several other places. At Weatherly a laborer is assessed at $225; at Mauch Chunk from (SO to $80, according to bis income. A Mauch Chunk coll baron, whose income is $150,000 per year, and who also has profits as a miner and shipper, is assessed at $400, while a poor Weatherly school teacher is assessed at $000. At Weatherly real estate is assessed at its full value, while at Mauch Chunk, the Packer estate, which cost $120,000, is assessed at $40,000. Tbe citizens of Weatherly met last night and apopted resolutions protesting against the injustice. Flre-Entlng Bug Killers. From the Pioneer Press. As one by one the Legislatures of various States adjourn'and drop Into innocuous desue tude, the "burl the foul and false accusation in his teeth'1 business is. also petering out One would hardly think that a fierce, fire-eating legislator could condescend to kill as many potato bugs as his granger neighbor, but he can, and does. Roster of State Troops. The Army and A'avy Journal donbles Its lssno of May 4 to give full ro3tcrs ot tbe State troops In t bo Centennial procession, with crit ical commentam the bearing and appearance of each organization, made by expert military observers on the grand stand. It is a number which every friend of the soldiers will find full of Interest Old.Tlme Picnics of the Pittsburg Bar. To the Editor of The rflspatchs Sweet recreation batr'd, what doth ensue, Set moody and dull melancholy, (Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair) And, at her heels, a hnge, infections troop Of pale dlstemperatures, and foes to life I -.Slmkitpeare. Our subject may. perhaps, be of interest at this date. Thesa picnics, held at the country residences of members of this par at the be ginning and during the civil war of 1861415, were a source of great relaxation and enjoy ment to all attending and participating. Con. tJdering the great changes whleh have taken place since, the death of many of the judges of our courts and members ot this bar "who took part therein, the destruction by fire of our second Court House, and tbe events follow ing the Same, these events may ber considered as belonging to the olden time by reason of present contrasts. The picnics wero gotten up in the manner de fined by Webster, who describes a picnic as formerly an entertainment at which each per son contributed some dish or article for the general table; in present se, an entertainment carried by a party on an excursion of pleasure Into tbe country; also, the party itself." As for "the party Itself' In the old picnics of this bar. If reminiscences were published of what oc curred, they would furnish very entertaining and, doubtless, instructive reading. To a con siderable extent they were, in the language ot the poet Pope, The feast of reason And tbe fiow0f son!. Further, the sentiment of these lines was am plified and amended from time to time by a construction of the Statute of Limitations viz.: The statute we'll toll By a good flow of bowl. The country seats of members of this bar were all located for convenient and speedy ac cess by public or private accommodations, and, in addition, possessed all advantages that could be desired as to scenery, natural forests, cozy meadow retreats, views of rivers, refreshing springs; in short all facilities for unalloyed enjoyment In the language of the old song: The glasses sparkle on the board, The wlnelB ruby bright! Tbe reign or pleasure Is restored, Ufease and fond delight. , Yes, it was beautiful to look on or participate in those old-time picnics of the Pittsburg bar and observe the disciples of Blackstone then and there following bis example. For, accord ing to tradition.it is recorded In the ancientEo glish "Inns of Court" that When Blackstone wrote those volumes sage, now me textin every court. Be paused at the foot of every page And took a hearty drink ox port Ptxtsbubo, May 4. Fnrrz; Not Doing Business on Paper. To the Editor of The Dispatch: Saturday's edition of your paper contains a dispatch from Fhiladelphlaentltled, "A Trust's Hard Row," which reflects indirectly upon the business, character and methods of the United States Funeral Directing Company. The item In question describes some of tbe alleged his tory of "The National Trust and Burial Asso ciation," its paper capital of $500,000. Its mam moth casket and coffin factory without founda tions, and its inability, iu several cases cited, to furnish the funeral supplies tbat it had con tracted to supply. Although thoroughly acquainted with the above mentioned circum stances, yet as to their truth or falsity we have here nothing to say. But it is stated that those alleged tacts in the history of tbe National Trnst and Burial Asso ciation reveal some Interesting facts in relation to tbe method of procedure of this and similar organizations. Now, tbe only similar organiza tion in the country is the United StatesFuneral Directing Company, of which we have tbe agency for the cities of Pittsburg and Alleghe ny. Its factory does not exist on paoer, bntis situated In the city of Camden, N. J.; employs a large number of skilled union workmen, and Is under the charge of one of the best known and most experienced casket and coffin manu facturers in tbe United States. Its capital stock of $500,000 is not paper capital, and the officers of the company are prominent business men of the cities in which they reside. Our defense does not rest upon mere theory or empty statements. We are no new, un tried organization, and the facts of our history argue more potently for us than any statements we could make. Although in existence for only about two years, we are at present conducting one-third of all tbe funerals in the city of Camden, N. J.: have conducted as many as forty funerals a week in Philadelphia, and have yet to hear the first complaint against the conduct of any one ot them. We have been In Pittsburg only a month, but have already conducted several funerals in a manner entirely satisfactory to all concerned. We repeat tbat we court investiga tion, and would be pleased to show our sup plies and explain our books and methods to any one calling at our office. Hoping. Mr. Editor, that yon will give this article the prominence in vour paper given to the communication from Philadelphia, we re main, respectfully yours. . H. I. Budd & Son, Managers United States Funeral Directing Co. Pittsbubo, May 4. Protestant Home for Boys. To the Editor of Tbe Dlssatcn: As the public has for some time been inter ested in the agitation created by Mr. O'Brien, of the Humane Society, it may be well to give a few facts connected therewith. The will of Miss Jane Holmes reads as follows : In case within two years from and after my de cease an Institution shall be organized in inch manner and nnder snch control as aliall meet the approval of my said executors, to be known as the Protestant Borne for Boys, tbe purpose of which shall be to furnish a home or boarding bouse for boys under tbe age of 21 years, and tbe particulars and details of which organization shall be mod eled upon thore of tbe Lincoln Institute, of Phila delphia, then 1 authorize them, out of any funds not otherwise appropriated, to aptly and appro priate ror tne use ana support oi sua institution the sum of 850,000; and I likewise direct tbat said institution shall not share in my residuary estate. The laws of the Lincoln Institute are; all that the boys earn until 16 years of ago goes to ward their support in the Institution. After IS they pay S3 per week for which they are boarded, lodged, washed and mended. They can re main until 21 years of age. This is the rule which we endeavor to follow. As the majority of onr boys earn but $150 per week. It will be seen that this amountwould not go very tar in clothing, lodging, food, washing and mending, medical attendance ana education. As to the vague charge of cruelty made by Mr. O'Brien, the State Board of Charities, tbe advisory Board and tbe Managers of tbe Home have investigated tbe matter and find no cause for the charge. The charge being still made, Mr. President Eaton has been asked to appoint a committee of his Board to again investigate. If he does so, no doubt the public will be fully Informed of the result The rules of this Home, like all well man aged homes, public and private, are that stnet order and good conduct shall prevail and when It becomes necessary, tbe boys shall be pun ished for disobedience humanely and firmly. This the board proposes to do.and will allow no interference from individuals or societies. With regard to the vicious charge that tbe funds have been misappropriated it is not necessary to make reply. tins. Wjt. McCbeert, President of the Board of Managers. Pittsbubo, May 4. Censna Enumerators. To the Editor of The Dispatch: Please inform me if anyone as yet has been appointed as Superintendent of the Censnsf If so, who? Who is the proper person for an enumerator to apply to for a position? Enumerator. Pittsbubo, May 4. Robert P- Porter, df New York, has been appointed Sunerintendent of Census. Make application to the Supervisor of Census for your district after one has been appointed. American Usage. Tothe Editor or Tbe Dispatch: What authority is there for the use of tbe word "enthuse" ? B. O. Belles. Allegheny, May 1 HALSTEAD BEC0YEKING. Will Visit Wniblngton Soon and Then Go to Europe Fall of Fight. Philadelphia, May 6. Alex. K. McClure sends the following from Cincinnati to the Times: A special permit from Halstead's physician enabled me to visit bim this morning In his room, where he has been confined for some six weeks. He Is able to be up, is well on In the slow work of recovery, and hopes to get back to his office early next week. His heart action, tbat was seriously affected by rheumatism, is substantially restored. But he realizes tbe obvious fact that bis impetuosity in bard work must be restrained hereafter. He is in good spirits, Is full of pluck, and, after a good rest abroad, he will come back in his fighting clothes. He will visit Washington In a fortnight or so. Thence go to New York, whence he will sail for Europe and spend two months at the German springs, expecting to return with bis family In August Unkind ts tbe Goddess. From the Chicago Tribune. J "The predictions as to the extinction of the elephant," coldly says the Louisville Courier Journal, "are not worth attention. We shall have elephants on our bands for a long time to come-" This Is the most heartless, unfeeling aUnsionwe bave.ever known Colonel Watter so'n to make to the atar-eyed g. of r. GOOD THIKGS IN ABUNDANCE la tbe Mammoth Triple Number of The Dispatch leaned Yesterday. It was great There were 20 broad pages, everyone of them containing: matter of interest to the reader who desires to. keen thoroughly posted. The news and gossip of America and the Old World, by wire and cable from hun dreds of bright correspondents, were one Im portant feature. The opening chapters of A Lnew serial by one of the most famous writers or tbe day was another. Speolal articles rrom the most gifted authors on questions of litera ture, art, science and religion; the happy thoughts of humorists and tbe profound reflec tions of philosophers) pearls of poetry; choice miscellany In short the best and most whole some reading for old and young, in tbe most liberal quantities, were included in the magazine-like newspaper provided by The Dis patch for its patrons yesterday. It is no wonder that the list of subscribers is growing larger very rapidly. No other paper In the State offers as much for the money. The London theater goers have at last ar rived at the conclusion that America Is a great country. They cheer the Stars and. Stripes vociferously whenever they see them. The whites and blacks are at war in West Africa, Great slaughter is reported. O'Brien has sued Lord Salisbury for libeling him in a speech Eminent divines of England are wrangling over political qu estions. Negotiations are pro gressing satisfactorily at the Bamoan Confer. ence. .England sides with America mappe, the- German ex-Consul, alleges that the Ameri cans stirred up all the trouble. An interesting interview with Jay Gould was an attractive piece of domestic news. The millionaire takes issue with Bishop Potter, and ooesn't believe that the world is, degenerating or tbat American wealth produces "plutocra cy." A tract of 7,500,000 acres of landU.which. it is proposed to open to settlement in Mon tana, is said to be very poor for agricultural purposes. The Illinois Steel Company, with a capital stock of $25,000,000, has been formally organized. Ben Butler charges Admiral Por ter with cowardice at New Orleans. The Standard Oil Company is said to have secured possession of tbe leading white lead works of tile country: The Pennsylvania Senators In dulged in a hat discussion of the Allegheny county gangers' bill. Governor Beaver has signed the municipal lien bill New York's highest society gave an amateur circus per formance, which was a brilliant success, n. The Allegheny County Bar Association held a meeting and voted, 65 to 34, against a legisla tive investigation of Judge White's actions. Saloon keepers had as much business as they could attend to. No snch crowds were ever seen in Pittsburg drinking places before. President Conway says tbat the strike of the railroad coal miners is practically won. There are 2,200 men at work at advanced wages and 4,000 Idle. The Central Trades Council will In- quire into the importation of English glass blowers. The original title deed rorBraddook's field has come to light and The Dispatch gives its interesting history. At Indianapolis the Pittsburg Club was beaten by the Hooslers; score, 12 to 17. Galvin was injured during tbe game. The gossip and news of the turf was given In full, also the usual review of sports. m, Sidney Lnska's new serial, "Metamorphosis," was begun in tbe second part It promises to be Intensely interesting. F. G. Carpenter gave a graphic sketch of scenes in the romantio Himalaya Mountains, the highest on the globe. O. M. a described a West Virginia field on which many celebrated pugilists have fought Shirley Dare told women howto be both stylish and economical. Gall Hamilton contributed one of her brightest letters on a toplo of Inter est to all women. Mary G. Humphreys fur nished a pen picture of some of tbe kitchens of wealthy Americans. Claude Lowrey sketched the history of Will Carleton's rise as a poet "Tbe Texas Cowboy as He Is," was tbe subject of a well written article on the fourteenth page. Everyday science, Clara Belle's chat, Lillian Spencer's Cuban correspondence and a letter from Florida, describing the Cracker's home life, wero other good papers. E. W. Bartlett gave an amusing account of an unsnecessful experiment in horticulture, and J. W. Breen contributed his views and impressions of the great Centennial celebration. Part III, pages 17 to 20, included letters and special articles on a great variety of subjects. Beverly Crump gave an account of life in Martinique, the tropical paradise: the famous writer of juvenile stories, Oliver Optic, described a Spanish bull fight Bill Nye gave bis version of tbe history of the Indian Tippe canoe; Dr. Hammond contributed a valuable paper on health; a number of noted meteorolo gists discussed the weather and the signal ser vice; Heinricbs furnished a capital fairy tale; Mrs.Frank Leslie wrote of "A Woman's Ward robe." and Rev. George Hodges, H. A. V., E. L. Wakeman, Henry Haynie, Captain King, Bessie Bramble and others, contributed origi nal matter, GOUNOD DENIES IT. He Has Not Made a Contract to Visit This Country New York Herald Paris Cable. I It was rnmored yesterday tbat a party by the name of Louis Nathal, of New York, was In Paris and bad arranged with M. Gonnod for a tour in America for next season. There Is, however, not one word of trnth In tbe report This evening I called on the illustrious com poser at his residence in the Place Males herbes. M. Gounod was just leaving bis house. but he kindly consented to be interviewed, and in answer to the statement as above outlined, said: "There is not one word of truth in it I have not seen or ever heard of snch a person. I have had no such proposition from any one, and if I bad I shonld not entertain it for a sin gle moment It is a source of much pleasure to me to know that I have so many warm friends and admirers in tbe United States; bnt as I told you a year ago, I am now too old to think of going so far away from borne. No, there Is no trnth whatever In th e report THE GEOEGE WASHINGTON CLUB. A New National Patriotic Organization Started In New York. New Yobk, May 6. A new national patri otic club was organized at 719 East Ninth street on Saturday night It is to be known as "The George Washington Club," and its constitu tion provides that "every man, woman and child who subscribes to tbe doctrine of patriot ism may become a member." Letters of en couragement were received from ex-President Cleveland. Senator Evarti. Senator Blair. John G. Whittier, George William Curtis and others. President Clevelana's letter advised the club to elect young men as its officers. The officers elected were these: President Arthur D.Cochrane; Vice Presidents. Senator Blair, Admiral Porter, General Clinton B. Fisk, Hon. Amos J. Cummings, Albert Griffin, ot Kansas; George R. Scott of Brooklyn; 8am uel D. Hastings, of Wisconsin, and Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federa tion of Ltbor; Secretary. Frank AUaben; Treas urer. Charles B. Blnger. All the officers chosen have accepted their positions. PENNSYLVANIA PRODUCTS. Hrr-Aii Akehs, of Lancaster, has broken his right leg three times within a year. A Readiko shoemaker recently found $86 in a shoe sent him by a lady customer for re pairs. Jons Simmon's, of Graber's Ford, near Scbwenksrille. has lauded a catfish four inches broad across tbe brow. R. T. Ellenbekoer, of Garwood, has a boy six years old whose bead takes a Vi hat and whose voice is as deep as a man's. A KA G-MAN by the name of Strong; In Titus vllle, while purchasing a lot of rags found $40 in an envelope, and at once turned it over to Its owner. tJoSEPH Bailt, of Marlborough, Chester county, has raised a rhubarb stalk five inches around at the thickest and almost long enough for a walking stick. A SFARKlrom an emery wheel at the Em pire Works, in Tatamy, flew into a five-gallon trough ot aspbaltum, making work for the firemen for fifteen minutes. MBS. BOWERS, of Smithfleld, had fixed three cow bells on the Inside of the smokehouse door, A few nights ago thieves opened the door, rang the bells, and in their flight left a very nice lap-robe. A flustered West Chester bridegroom slipped a quarter in the pastor's hand, think Ingtft a $10- gold piece. Discovering bis mis take he made reparation, and afterward told a friend'. "He took "Mw $40 gold piece with f pleasure, ont me mean part of it was tint he kept the. quarter tSo," CUW0US' CONDENSATIONS. - - Hoffman & Moore, of Apalachicola, Fla-, have a cat that I IS yean old, and baa presented the firm 'with an average of 12 kit. tens per year far IS year; soaking a total of iso kittens. There is anistot In the possession of the Atlanta police which has 12 notches ontha handle, and the man who owns the pistol has stated that every notch represents a person he has killed, A party from Naples, la., a few days ago had with them the jaws of a leopard shark measnring 18 Inches in Width and two feet In the spread. Tbe mouth was large enough to take in a barrel at oae, gulp. The largest pension butone ever granted a Union soldier was recently granted to OtrisMan Holzwortb, of LowvUle N. Y.j ho re efivesa haek pension, exclusive Of expenses, of $12.979 80 and a monthly allowance of S72. Mr. Holzwortb, is an inmate of the Lewis Connty Asylum, and Is Incurably insane. John A. Fulmer, ot Moravia, N- T., has in his possession a neck yoke which ba a history. It originally belonged to Major Gen eral Frederick William Augustus Baron -Da Steuben, who came to this country In Vf 0. Ho died in 1804, so it will be seen that this neck yoke is quite a relic The wood appears to be white oat A young Polish lady, who is desiroBsl of cultivating her musical talent.begs the as sistance of kind friends "to enable her to pro cure a piano, which her parents cannot afford to purchase." This Is her address, as given 1st a London paper: Jadniga Janina Boens Taw ska,FiotokowTrybuualski,Ulica Moskiewsk dom Dolinsklogo, Poland. A Wichita boy enlisted in the' regular army of Uruguay, South America, and for IS months never heard a word of his native Ian. gnage. While detailed as a guard In the Opera House at Montevideo, he heard Patti sing "Home, Sweet Home," in English. It made him so homesick that he took the first oppor tunity to come back to nia native land, and ia now again in Kansas. 3Tor many years an old cow of a light brown sandy color has been getting" her herb, age off the old hills beyond the depot at Vien na, Ga,, which has grown scantier year by year, and in the winter amounted to almost ac tual starvation. It has bees a noticeable faet through the bleakest part of last winter tbat this cow has tried on several occasions to com mit suicide by jumping npon the track in front of tbe engine. Since tbe grass has come ont you never sea this cow abont the railroad at all. John Lamphere, of Gilboa, Schoharie, county, N. Y it Is said, Is the owner of a chicken that has four fully developed legs. The rapid manner in which the fowl scratches earth, it is alleged, astonishes the otber hens so tbat they hide their beads In their feathers and forget to lay eggs. When on roost the auartet of feet take up no more room than an ordinary chicken's feet do. The curiosity can run, twice as fast as its companions and lta legs do not in. terf ere with one another. There Is a young married lady In ZUber ton, Ga, who is a snake charmer. She is fear. less of these reptiles, and will capture with ber nanas any snake mat sne nnos in tne woods, and has tamed several of them for pets. Onca she captured a large snake that seized her band. This lady did not experience any trouble from its fangs, and continued ber sport; of capturing them- She seems to have a strange power over reptiles, and it Is seldom that they offer any resistance. Mr. Smith, while fishing in Lake Catherine, Fla., lately, caught a strange look ing fish about two feet long, body like an eel, bnt thicker and larger, no scales, head short and flattened. But the great difference be tween It and other fish was In its having two anterior limbs, each about one and a half inches in length, which are used in swimming; and it oan use them in traveling on the ground, for it can move pretty well ont of its own ele-, ment It is not a true flsb. but a reptile, and is described In natural history as a siren. They can live a long time out of water. They-are rarely seen. This is the second one caught by Mr. Smith within a month. James P. Lott, of Willacoochee, Ga., has kept a record of all the rattlesnakes he has killed for tbe past 20 years, and there are soma interesting and instructive facts in it worthy of attention. He has killed in all 27 large rattle snakes, nothing less than ten rattles and a but ton, and, curious to say, 25 of these were on onat . lot of land, about four miles from Lellaton. On the third Sunday of March a year ago he killed a large rattlesnake,and again on the third Sun. day of last March he killed another one, which had just swallowed a grown rabbit It also contained II rattlesnake eggs, so In killing thJr" one be killed a dozen, and avenged the po. rabbit -. J( Gum chewing is the prevailing mania in Albion, Neb. The disgusting habit has be come so general that parents and preachers in- I velgh against it, bnt to no effect During ser- ' vices in church last 8unday the dominie dell- " cately insinuated that the congregation looked like a corral of munching cattle, so industri ously did the jaws wag. While tbe preacher was rounding an eloquent peroration on the beauties of the ecboless shore, a mighty yell Tent tbe rafters. It came from the paralyzed jaw of Mr. Cato, who had been suddenly smitten with lead colic, caused by chewing -adulterated gum. Cato was taken home and the congregation dismissed. Next day a ton of second-hand gum was plucked from the pews and dumped into the raging Beaver. A few days ago at the end of a wharf in Fort Myers, FIjl, a 40-foot pile of about one foot in diameter was loosely tied with. 100 feet of cable. The hands suddenly noticed the cable running from the coil, and before anyone-could secure It hoth pile and cable were moving rapidly to sea. A devil fish had got tangled in the cable. Boats were at onca secured and started in pursuit and after a two-mile race they captured the line and log, tbe monster hav ing become loosened, which accounts tor their being able to overtake it Considering that this sped of ray attains a weight of 3,000 to 4,000 pounds, and strength to correspond, this is not astonishing. Some months ago the passengers of the steamship Fearless har pooned one of these fish near San Carlos Bay, and after towing the steamboat for some time, the engine being reversed and pulling against bim, they were compelled to cut the Una to pre vent being carried on a bar. FUNNY SEN'S FANCIES. An empty train George i'rancis.who has eaten nothing la 11 ia.js.-Cileago Herald. Mrs. Winks I see by the paper that the Government haa advertised for 1,000 pounds' of porous plaster. "What is that for? ,Mr. Winks Going to patch up some more old snips for Samoa, probably. PMlaatLpMa neeorCL. Plenty of Warmth. Tom So yon'va been married a year! Mow, say, Una, "honest Injun, does your wife greet yon as warmly as she did at first? Gus-Warmly? She fires np every time I open my mouth. New York Weekly. Husband Wife, I wish you had been born with as good Judgment as I, but I fear yon were not Wife You are right Our choice of partners for life convinces me tuat your Judgment is muchbet ter than mine. Omaha World. Mr. Retrospect This is tha age of progress, my dear. Mrs-Ketrospect Nonsense! I read of the death . of some celebrated man nearly everyday, but I " never hear of any celebrated men being born 'to take the places of those who are passing away. Town Topics. ' Young man (In fashionable restaurant Ob, waiter, do you know the difference between a genuine howling swell and one who tries to be a swell but can't get there. Walter Yes, sah. Do genoolne howlln' swell alwaya fees dewaltaah one dollah; de odder one only gives up a qurtab. He got a dollar. Harper' i Bazar. r That Wasn't It Wife Ob. Henry, I'm '. ever so much obliged to yon, my new bonnet came ' i.;S np this afternoon. J .Husbsnd-DId tbe bill come with It? SgS Wtfe(notcomprehendlng)-Idoa'tknowwbetter if It was BUl or Tom or Joe. It was a little fellow, with red hair. Hiisband-Little, eh? Well it wasn't bllL Washington Critic. A-Good Work. "So this is where Con gress sits?" said a traveling man who was going through the United States Capitol for the first -time. "Yes, ' was the reply: '70" want l0 uke off your bat when yon come In here " 'Take oil my hat what for?" '"Out of respect to our Con gressmen and the great work they are doing." "What great work did they do last session?" "Why-er, Why, they adjoorned." "So they did." said the traveler, uncovering his head, "so; . they dld.'-jfcreaanf Traveler. ,i TABEWZLIi TO OKXAHOJfA. Nowtheracoaesapainlul rumor that thei Oklahoma boomer in no meek and lenUejhS humor Is upon the homeward track. .-ai$jS& He i coming o'er the prairie, and with rlch'To-JSP cabularr. blasphemous and angulnsy,,he U blazing Bis way oaca. . -.- ' u- SwlM "" ffrom tbe Oklahoma region. Booster. Sucker, loweglan. and the rest, a motley-Uglon, soon you'll see get np and dust i tfi Jfer the boom of Oklahoma hat a qneer.fdefunet aroma. 'TIs beyond the stage of ceou-It to aew about to "bust.' v - -$SHWsr ? vtcya jnwiM At , s't t a .- V; j - . Jj-siri; . !. A.n-A.