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Arernce net circniation of the Sunday edi tion of The Dispatch for April, 1SS9, 46,143 Copies per tssne. TERMS OF TOE DISPATCH. POSTAGE TBIE IN THE UMTED STATES. DAILY Dispatch. One Tear 8 00 Daily Dlsr-ATCT, Per Quarter 2 00 Dailt Dispatch, One Month JO Dah.t Dispatch, Including Sunday, one year . 10 00 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, per quarter. - 2 SO Dailt Dispatch, Including Sunday, one month SO ECXDAY Dispatch, oneyear .' 2 50 Weekly Disr-ATCH, oneyear 1 13 THE Daily DjSPATcn 1 delivered by carrier at IS cents per week, or Including the Sunday edition, at SO cents per week. PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8. 1SS9L THE AMALGAMATED LEADERS. One of the peculiar features of the atti tude in which the wages question in the iron mills is approached for the coming year is the positive announcement that the Amalgamated Association will have to find successors for Messrs. "Weihe, Martin and 2futt in the leading positions which those gentlemen occupy in that organization. The inference is quite direct that these officials have positions open to them elsewhere, which their own interests oblige them to accept. The Amalgamated Association has been fortunate in its leaders. One of the best evidences both of the capabilities and good judgment of the iron workers is shown by the way in which first Mr. Jarrett and then Messrs. "Weihe, Martin and If utt have been transferred. from the leadership of the organ ized iron workers to more lucrative if not more responsible and influential positions. 2o doubt the Amalgamated Association has other members of the same quality as these leaders; but it will nevertheless be a matter which the public will watch with interest until their successors have demonstrated the possession ol the judgment, skill and cool headedness which has made the administra tion of these gentlemen so successful. Speculations as to the effect of the retire ment of these leaders on the settlement of the scale are useless and rather unnecessary. Doubtless their abilities would contribute greatly to a satisfactory adjustment of the question; but there is no reason to doubt that the good sense of the association and the common interest of manufacturers and men, in keeping the works running, will produce an equitable settlement of the scale. EIGHTS ON CABLE CARS. The case, in the Criminal Court yester day, involving the right of conductors to order passengers to "move forward" or "step Inside" gives a rather black eye to an exer cise of authority on the cable roads which appears to have come in with these new means of transit. No reasonable person will dispute the right of a conductor to tell passengers to move when they are blocking the way of ingress or egress. But the as assumption of authority to assert where a passenger shall or shall not stand has been a rather stunning novelty in the line of the respective rights of corporations and their patrons. Its novelty is somewhat the worse for wear after its collision with the law yesterday. But it is one of the unsat isfactory features of the case, that the con ductor who carried out his illegal orders is convicted of assault; while the corporation, which is really responsible, does not suffer. A TEICK THAT SUCCEEDED. It begins to appear that the remarkable admission of Mr. Parnell that he made a gross exaggeration of the facts in a debate on the decrease of secret societies in Ireland was drawn from him by the trick of con fronting him with a doctored report of his speech. The false report made his remarks appear as if applying to all secret societies; while the speech really referred to the disappearance of Bibbon societies, or revolutionary organizations. The trick was entirely in accordance with the Tory tactics; but while it was far from creditable it succeeded so far that it can hardly fail to injnre Mr. Parnell, To he betrayed into calmly declaring under oath that he could forget the restraints of strict veracity in political arguments inflicts a damage on his credit and force as a debater, which cannot be repaired by his taking back the admission a day or two later. It will be used as a proof of his Knowledge that he sometimes fails' in that way; and while it cannot affect the present case, will certainly weaken the force which would otherwise have attached to all his future utterances in debate. The slip was an unfortunate one for Mr. Parnell, and while it is easy to sec how such a dishonest ruse might deceive a man, it is to be regretted that he was not so certain of his position in past debates as to-avoid the .trap. THE INACCURACIES OF FAME. A variation on, the oldadage thaf'fame is having your name spelled wrong in the newspapers" will be experienced by Judge "White if he comes across the editorial ref-. erence to himself in the Chicago Times as "a Pittsburg Judge who rendered a decision in favor, of high license," which explains the Judge's condemnation of American as compared with German beer as follows: "It Is probably too mild for the Judge. A Pittsburg man, like the old darkey, wants something that will jolt" Inasmuch as Judge "White has proved his preference to jolt the liquor interests,rather than be jolted hy red liquor, his fame appears to dis count the adage in having his acts told contrariwise. ABISIOCHATIC ABILITIES. "While the press which chronicles the doings of the ultra-fashionable circles of the Bast have duly chronicled the delightful nature of the event, there seems to be danger of overlooking the social signifi cance and evidence of aristocratic aptitudes furnished by the fact that the select circles of the Four Hundred gathered to witness and applaud the achievements of their num ber as circus performers. "We are told by the enthusiastic Jenkins, who witnessed the great performance, that .St.opened with a quadrille on horseback, by a .'selected list from both sexes of our aristoc- Sracy. The programme was filled' out ,with tumbling, bare-back riding, trapeze and bar feats and "all the rest of the regular circus '. jkUracilonf .' One young gentleman of ihe highest social standing made the hit of the performance by appearing, in tights and tulle skirts, as a queen of the arena., This is proof positive of the abilities and tastes of the leaders of the haut ton. Envious critics of the' world 'of -''fashion have asserted that our new aristocracy is made up of nseless people, without ability to do anything, or the industry .to accom plish any achievements. Mr. Berry "Wall has tried to put down this foul aspersion by demonstrating that he could wear more clothes than any other man. But, this show surpasses Mr."WaH's most glittering dreams, by an organized and universal movement in the direction of showing that the circles of fashion, can turn out serviceable circus riders and clowns. With that evidence before us the sneers upon the gilded inutility of our New York aristocracy must cease. They are useful as well as ornamental. If the professional circus riders do not object to the company ofs the New York dudes, we may hope to see the traveling shows recruited by large accessions from the training schools of the Four Hundred. MUTUAL IHDISCBETIOp. General Butler and Admiral Porter con tinue to bombard each other with about the same amount of persistency and noise as they formerly used in bombarding ibe rebel fortifications. It may also be added that they have about the same effect as formerly, which was little or nothing. In view of the facts of the case, it should be suggested to these gentlemen that they are making an unnecessary display of them selves and each other. No one who knows anything -of the capture of New Orleans, has lelt that the prominence of either Butler or Porter needed mention. The blaze of glory which surrounds that feat, like the equally heroic victory of Mobile, has but one central figure the simple but lion hearted Farragut In the presence of that hero's glory both would do wisely to culti vate the modest quality of silence. - Not satisfied with that, they are .trying each to prove that the other was the most inglorious. If they had been content to recognize the fact that both of them"discharge'd useful but comparatively commonplace da ties, they would have been better ofi. Their success in the line of mutual indiscretion will only make the public turn with a sense of relief to the unsullied glory of Farragut's deeds. PAYHTB THE PIPER. It is not quite plain from the reports whether that little bill of $5,000 for the solids and liquids consumed by the legislators during their New York picnic is to be paid by the State or out of the legislators' private and individual treasuries. In the latter case, we would commiserate our lawmakers. In the former, the tax paying public would only have another item added to the ex penses of a Legislature which has already cost more than it comes to. From the recal citraticn in which the lawmakers indulge, however, we conclude that they have got to pay it themselves. So much kicking over a bill which the taxpayers have got to foot would be entirely out of harmony with Che legislative precedents. On that view we present fur sincere con dolence to our statesmen. A bill of $16 66 each for six meaU, or an average of $2 75 per meal, is too rich for the legislative blood. Our Solons find themselves 'in, the embarrassing position of the man who with a slender purse and a more than correspond ingly latge appetite ate everything in sight at a railroad restaurant under the impres sion that the charge was 50 cents for a full meal, only to be confronted with a bill of $5 25 after his hunger was stayed. Boti, fromage de Brie, clam soup and ice cream are all very well, but to be expected to pay nearly $3 each for the semi-diurnal meals is likely to take the profits off a session of do ing nothing at $10 per diem. Champagne is an undonbted refreshment, but when the bill is brought in for it the lawmaking mind is bowed down by thinking of the amount of beer that could hare been bought for the same money. No wonder that the legislators support Governor Beaver's vetoes of appropriations,' with this practical evidence before them that reform and retrenchment are .necessary. ETIQUETTE IN CLEVELAND. In the Cleveland Plain Dealer the other day appeared the following: "The cause of woman is coming on. At the initial event of the Centennial commemoration, the breakfast of the Presidental party at the home of Governor Green, of New Jersey, the head of the table was occupied by Mrs. Green, who had the President of the United States at her right and the Xice President at her left Is this prophetic?," "We do not know whether this is prophetic or not But we want to know what the Plain Dealer means by suggesting that the cause of woman is coming on because Mrs. Green sat at the head of the table when she entertained the Presidental party. "We can see that some significance' of an unusual character might have attached to Mrs. Green's behavior if she had sat under the table, or in the butler's pantry. Or if she had turned the table upside down and invited her guests to repose upon the castors, the observant might have naturally drawn some conclusion favorable . or unfavorable, as the case might be, to 3Irs. Green. But as the wife of the Governor of New Jersey did precisely what common etiquette pre scribes, that is, seated herself at the head of the table, we do cot see how any significance;- ptophetic or otherwise, can be ex tracted from the event. It has been said, we know, that the so ciety of Cleveland is dreadfully learned in etiquette. In the exclusive circles of Euclid avenue the movements of men and women are conducted on lines of mathematical cor rectness. By cultivation, perhaps, the elite of Cleveland has improved theexact science of etiquette beyond all knowledge of the barbarians without her borders'. Therefore we hope to be pardoned for asking: Is it usual in Cleveland for the hostess to sit upon the table when she entertains her husband's guests at breakfast or dinner? If the answer shall be negative, the Plain Dealers argument will be far from clear. A METROPOLITAN IDIOSYNCRASY, And now we observe thaf the enthusiastic public of the metropolis is proposing to commemorate the commemoration by a monument which shall reproduce in granite one of the temporary arches which adorned the streets. It Is .strictly according .pre cedent that. New York should propose an other monument and there is no reason to suppose that the precedent of not doing so will be broken. The arch, therefore, seems destined to attain fame only as the'suhject of another of New York's monument fizzles. Nevertheless the idiosyncrasy developed in this proposition is one of the .New York traits. JTor some years the ability of that city to make the maximum of promise ,to the minimum of performance has been dis played with regard to the still inchoate urant monument, .a. mooeraui sense oi. public obligations might have led to a pro posal to complete. that -long-promised structure, before proceeding, to put up an arch for the commemoration pf the recent blow-out. Have not the deeds, of the Gen eral whose services preserved theTJnion as true a relation to its Centennial celebration as the parades and balls of the celebration? "Would not the campaigns and final triumph of Grant furnish as good a subject for mon umental celebration as the wars of McAl lister and Fish, or the altaonquering charge of the Centennial dancers upon the fortress of free champagne? New York may glorify itself with a granite arch if it chooses; but a very faint perception of what is necessary for its real credit will lead to the perception that it is necessary to first do something in the way of fulfilling its promise of a monument over Grant's resting place. Ix is an indication of rather Utopian views to find the esteemed Boston Herald suggesting that "if the United States Sen ate should take a notion not to confirm the President's nomination for that Tennessee marshalship, it would strike a deathblow to nepotism in high places." Our cotemporary does not, however, allege that it has any reason for suspecting the Senate of wanting to strike a blow at nepotism. Perhaps it "thinks that the Senate would like to monop olize that practice. The Governor of South Carolina is re ported as assuring the public of his State that the New York Centennial was a great and good affair. This leaves room for the inference that it was not a long time be tween libations. The fact that the Hon. "William "W. Miller is going into the revived American Meat. Company is an evidence that he got out of the trenches, where he was alleged to have fallen last fall, without much bleeding. Both Miller and the meat company, though supposed to have been very close to the soup, are now going to occupy the superior position ot furnishing the soup meat. Coke is now reported to be down to one dollar per ton again. As this claimed to be under the cost of production the inference is rather strong to the effect that someone is trying to freeze someone else out of the business. - Several of our esteemed cotemporarfes are commenting upon it as a valuable discov ery that riots can be quelled by calling out the fire'department and turning the hose on them. This might be useful sometimes, if the rioters do not get to the hose first; but much the best treatment of riots is to have a con dition of popular intelligence and prosperity that will not produce them. No better evidence of the way in which Bishop Potter hit the target in the center need be asked for than the way in which the organs of plutocracy are rising- up on their hind legs and barking at him. The oil exchanges are consulting about the advisability of dealing in futures. There is hardly any reason on the face of the re turns why that method of playing the game is not as good as any other. If the trade wish to make a reform that will restore the confidence of the fleece-producing interest they might try dealing in oil. The Pittsburg park projects are looking up; but the public should remember that the surest way to get parks is to get Coun cils to appropriate the money for them. In view of the banquets to Beid and Lin coln the 'Chicago News suggests a series of consolation banquets for the grand army of those who got left Is it possible that the esteemed News has failed to observe that Messrs. Depew and Shepard have taken their share of enjoyment at the festive board? The rapidity of the change from the cold weather of a week ago to the summer heat of yesterday is one of the idiosyncrasies of our glorious and unparalleled climate. It is certainly to be regretted that Mr. Parnell had to confess to having embell ished and enlarged the truth in one of the past Irish debates. The confession will place an obstacle in the way of his earning the position of the George "Washington of Ireland. The Baed, the noted racing horse, has been withdrawn from the turf, but the spring poet is still on the track. PERSONAL P0LNTS. Senator Isoalls will spend the summer among his Kansas' constituents. The late Duchess of Caipbridge left Tostl, the composer, a life annuity of $1,500. The Chicago Aetcj says: Chauncey M, De pew is said to have a horror of death, doubtless because he knows that he will not be per mitted to make a speech at his own funeral. Pkince Ferdinand of tBavaria is really quite a useful and manly aristocrat He prac tices as a physician at Munich and never re ceives a fee for his services. A few days ago he risked his life to save a woman from drown ing. As omen for the British Liberals. Sarah Bernhardt changed the name of Algle Balfour to. that of Lord Ramsay in her adaptation of "As in a Looking Glass." She says the French public will not stand a name that terminates with "four." Ridke Hagoaed, not content with serving up a highly flavored conception of Cleopatra to a bored public contemplates a visit to Asia Minor and Persia so that he may use Queen Esther for a heroine. The only thing which excuses this kind of groping in the remote past for a basis for fiction consists in- scholarship such as that possessed by a Becker or an Ebers. Haggard's efforts in historical fiction are about as valuable as would be a commentary on the decalogue by Sarah Bernhardt The late Duchess of Cambridge was of a sin gularlycommandingpresence tallandmajesilc looking and although her manner seemed tinged with an air of sternness, she was of a most gentle and amiable disposition, and suf fered scarcely any diminution of spirits from her enforced physical inaction of later years. Indeed she seemed rather to gain in liveliness, "and It was only when life was visibly ebbing that her habitual vivacity showed signs of de clining. Her cheery fortitude never forsook her. She was very fond of conversation and of entertaining friends and prominent personages, and to a great charm of manner she added an unfailing and well-stored memory. As a lin guist she was exceptionally accomplished, and she conversed with equal fluency in English, French and German, betraying in none of them any trace of a foreign accent. Bhehad also a competent knowledge of Italian. At the CInb. From the Chicago Xews.: Truepenny Lend mo your teaspoon, will you BIotterT I forgot mine at home this morning? .Blotter Teaspoon? I don't carry any weapon but a jackknife and a corkscrew. "What in thunder do you want with a teaspoon? "Do you mean to say that you are not taking any spring medicines? Blotter, you astonish me. Have the doctors given you up?" Death of Nellie Burke. Nellie Burke, the bright four-year-old daughter of William It -liurke, of the Barnes Safe and Lock Company, died yesterday morning at her parents'' residence, ltldge and .Marlon avenues. The child's death was caused by diphtheria.. The funeral will take place" this afternoon. ' , , . , THE TOPICAL TALKEE. Colonel Foster's Health Allegheny's Fair Danshter A Word to.Old Posies. Col'onei. Foster, of the Boston-Ideals Com pany, Is not sorry to see. tho end of the season looming up behind next Saturday. It is hardly necessary" for him o tell you that ho has been a very sick man for months, x on can see that in the greenish pallor of bis face, in the limpness of his robust-figure, and in, he listless manner of the man. He has been suffering intensely almost without an interval since last Christmas, From what Colonel Foster said to mconMon day night I judge that he is Indebted to Dr. Bingaman, of this city, for the first and most accurate diagnosis of his case. Almghestt county has not produced so many actresses of ability that she can afford to treat the latest to appear cavalierly. Miss Burriss not only pleased.the public and the critics on Monday hicht, but she charmed sev eral professional actors who were present She certainty jenc a-very iresn etuco wj meuiu story of Davy, Crockett Mr. Bainbridge,of the Ideals, spent the eyeslng at the Bijou with sev eral other members of the company, and ho' voiced the sentiments of the whole party when he said to mei 'IMlss Burriss is a very charm ing and clever young" woman. Her voice is sympathetic, and her face will win her lots of admiration." It is extremely pleasant to be able conscien tiously to pralso a daughter of Allegheny City. It may be added that such grateful tasks are rare. ' M TO MY TTBA5IT. "When you want to say a fellow Is a tyrant, don't ar he's Just as bad as any Sultan, Or priyate of the seas. If either burl the haughty title Of thechUIy Husslas Czar Athls'luckless head, another's Than all these more cruel far. Bather when you start to hoist him With Invectives through the roof, Say you think that, he's a dandy Deadly reader of the proof. V There is a little slowness still In some Pitts burg stores, and a few ola-fogyish tricks are. played in them. For instance, a week or two ago a friend of mine took a revolver to a gunsmith's to be re stored to usefulness. He had taken the mechanism of the lock to piepes and could not put it together again. The gunsmith took the weapon, and told the owner of it to call in a day or two. He aid so and received the weap on, but at once discovered that it was faultily reconstructed. The clerk in the store agreed that the workman to whom the weapon bad been sent had made.a mistake. A day or two afterward my friend called for the revolver. It was handed to him with a picturesquely spelt note from the workman, in which it was stated that the charges were 10 cents for the first reconstruction and 25 for the second and that every time it. should be re turned to" the writer without the cylinder which could not. possibly have anything to do with the matter of putting the lock in order a further charge of 25 cents would be made. My friend could not' help laughing at the threatening style of this autocratic gunsmith. He paid the extra 25 cents under protest. Since then he has .been wondering how a store that allows its workmen to dictate to, abuse and overcharge its customers ean get any patron age. So have L But the above instance of stupid and old fashioned management it not the only one in my notebook. Yesterday, in one of tho most popular restau rants In the city a restaurant where the at mosphere of the German Faderland is domi nantit took precisely 27 minutes to get a plain beefsteak served. That was not in the bnsy dinner hour, either. The fault lies with the manager, who doesn't seo the necessity of stirring up the staff ot lazy waiters, PnrSBTjKG Is assuming metropolitan airs as t. whole In so. many ways that the boobies .Who sit in the shadow of their own greatness and imagine they can let the world slide will speedily grow thin even transparency and then they'll have no shadows If they do not come out and join the procession. A FINE INSTITUTION. Formal Opening qf the Johns Hopkins Hos pital In Baltimore. Baitchoke, May 7, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, at Monument street and Broadway, was formally opened this morning. It is one of the finest and most complete institutions in the world, embracing 17 buildings, which cover four acres of ground, and surrounded by 10 acres more of beautiful erounds which will af ford healthful exercise to the patients. Its construction was begun more than 10 years ago, , and the total cost was $2,050,000. To the munificence .of one man Baltimore owes this great institntion the late Johns Hopkins. It was he who also founded and pro vided for the Johns Hopkins University. Over 1,200 invitations to attend to-day's ceremonies were sent to persons in various parts of the United States, exclusive of those issued to Bal tlmoreans. Ho one was admitted without a card ot invitation. One of the most Interesting parts of Mr. King's address was a quotation from a letter written by Johns Hopkins to his trustees, which clearly sets forth in a few words the good he purposed to accomplish. It is as follows: "you shall receive into the hospital the indigent , sick of this city and its environs, without regard to sex, age or color, who may 'require surgical or medical treat ment and the poor of this city and State of all races who are stricken down by any casualty." "President Oilman, of Johns Hopkins Uni versity, then spoke, after which Governor Jackson declared the hospital open to the peo ple. THE WIDOW'S HEAET WAS TENDEE, And It Broke When She Learned Her Lover Already Had d Wlfo. Philadelphia, May 7. Mrs. Jane, Bell, a widow, E6 years of age, died suddenly yester day at her residence, 1017 Morgan street and her friends say that her sudden taking off was the result of a broken heart, by her having dis covered that the man to whom she was at tached was already married. Mrs. Bell had been a widow for 12 years and had supported herself by renting furnished rooms and doing plain sewing. For some six years she had been receiving the attentions of William Reath, be lieving him to be a single man. She was re cently confronted by Reath's lawful wile. , Mrs. Bell refused to accept Mrs. Reath's statement until yesterday, when she received from the alleged Mrs. Reath a copy of her mar riage certificate from the record of Rev, Irwin N. McCurdy, of the Presbyterian Church at Twentieth and Fitzwater streets. She read the inclosure and fainted. Two- hours later she died, and Dr. Samuel B. McDowell, of 1128 Vine street, who was called in, said heart failure was responsible for, her death. TO FIGHT THE TWINE TKUST. A New Industry for tho Convicts of the Illinois Penitentiary. Speingfield, III., May 7. Some time ago the State Penitentiary Commissioners were in structed by the State Legislature to report on the feasibility of assisting the farmers of the State in their fight against the Binding Twine Trust by manufacturing twine in' the State Penitentiary, They reported to-day that it was entirely feasible, and that a plant which-would employ 75 convicts could manufacture one third of the twine used by farmers in this State at a cost of 1 cents per pound. A Sight for to See. From the Chicago Tribune.! It must have seemed queer to the average English visitor at the New York celebration last week to see the members of the Pennsyl vania Legislature dancing hilariously on their chartered boat and testifying with great unanimity and heartiness to the he's-all-right-ness of George Washington. But the English visitor who has seen' only the Pennsylvania Legislature has not the faintest conception of what America is really "able to turn out in the legislative line. He should penetrate to the interior of this wild and woolly country about two States west of Pennsylvania. The Barber of Seville. A very small audience attended the perform ance of "The Barber of Seville" by the Boston Ideal Opera Company at the Opera House last evening. Although', the.. opera la. burdened with neither overmuch' plot nor melody, the' company displayed considerable talent and vocal ability, .ana their .work was frequently applauded. ' Pauline L'Allemand was a viva cious and pretty fiojfno, and J O. Miren and Clement Balnbridsre were verv effectiVAlnsUa humorous roles ofIr?arMo and Figaro. .' - I WEDDED AT THE CATHEDRAL, . The Hoflcy.Lnndo Nuptials null 'Reception Imtt Evening. St Paul's Cathedral was fashionably filled with friends of Leo Langa and Miss Kate Haf fey, who were married by Father Wall at 5 o'clock last evening.- The bride was attended by Miss Giles, who acted as maid of honor, while the groom's brother, William P. Lange, was his best man. Charles M. Lauer and Theodore Loenler were ushers. About 200 invitations were issued. The present Mrs. Lange was a very popular' young lady, ana led in prominent social events. The croom is the well-known traveling agent for Flackus & Sons, tanners, of Allegheny. As the bridal train entered the organ played a loud and resonant march. Father Wall, as the bridal party stood before the altar, pro nounced the rituals, after which the holy Jregls try of the event was made, and bride an groom Immediately, with the guests, repaired to the the home of Mr. Lange's father. 63 Washington street Allegheny, where a delectable dinner was served. Congratulatory words were said, and the couple lelt for a two-weeks' Eastern trip. They will return to goto housekeeping on Jackson street, Allegheny. MAIDS 01" THE MEADOWS Give an Entertainment In the Wllklnsbnrs 1'nbllc School. The young ladles of the Wilkinsburg M. E. Church have organized themselves Into a soci ety which bears, tho name, 'ilaids gf the Mead ows." Last night the young ladies gave'a select entertainment in the Wilkinsburg Public School HaU, which was largely attended. A number of prominent vocalists and instru mentalists contributed toward making the evening interestinc. Among others present were Miss Hello Tomer, Mr. J. Strauss, Mr. Theodor Salmon and Mrs. J. Walker, the elo cutionist The Maids of the Meadows gave an exhibi tion of fancy drill and marches, which afforded rare entertainment There were 21 ladies on the stage, all dressed in very handsome fancy costumes, and they made a delightful appear ance. The proceeds of the entertainment will be used in the interest of the Wilkinsburg M. E. Church. KELLERMAN-B1HLMAN. A Pleasant Though Very Quiet Lawrence- villo illarrlac!. Though it was one of those modest quiet matrimonial events at which only the nearest relatives and most intimate friends of the con tracting parties were present the wedding, at the bride's home, 4902 Hatfield street last even ing, of Miss Kate Kellerman to, Mr. Joseph Bihlman, of Bih'man & Son, restaurateurs, was a very delightful affair. The lovely bride, a daughter of Mr. Frank Kellerman, looked her prettiest, and was arrayed in a most-becoming bridal suit Rev. Fred Ruoff pro nounced the ceremony that made them one, and, after congratulations, the harpy couple were prepared, without the nourish of a wedding jonrney, to begin keeping house in their com fortable new home. A Cake "With Gold. The members of Nathan Hall Lodge, Jr. O. U. A. M., were entertained at a vocal and in strumental concert, in Malone's HaU on Fifth avenue, last night After the concert all the guests adjourned to the Franklin school bouse, where an auction of pound-cake was held. Miss ValettaMalone got the piece of cake with a $2 60 gold piece in it ' TO PEEYENT ALPINE D1SASTEES i Precautions Taken to Prevent Tourists From Plunging Over Precipices. From the New York Sun.l " Last year was more prolific of Alpine dis asters than any season since the Alps became the -playground of Europe. In some cases it wa's the fault of Incompetent guides, but usually foolhardy and inexperienced tourists, who rushed in where old stagers UkeTyndall and Freshfleld would hesitate to tread, were themselves to blame for the disasters that over whelmed them. Tho precautions just taken by the authori ties in Tyrol and Vorarlberg to prevent tourists from plunging over preelpices will be unpop ular with many climbers, thongh they are like ly to reduce the death list No climbs can be taken, even with experienced guides, unless the paths are previously declared free from danger by Government inspectors; and only such paths can be used as are reported to be perfectly safe without the aid of a guide. These rigid restrictions are calculated to vex the soul of a veteran climber, who will thank his stars that they were not adopted before the Matterhorn and a dozen other formidable peaks had been scaled. L1BBI PEIS0N IN A WBECK. The Fnmons Relic Scattered All Over a County of Kentucky. MAtsvu&e, Ky., May 7. The famous Llbby Prison is now located in this county. The Chesapeake and Ohio freight train on which it was being- transported to Chicago, was wrecked yesterday morning near Springdale, seven miles east of here. The accident was caused by the axte of a carwbeel breaking. The cars containing the old brick and lumber were smashed up, and the remains of the prison are scattered about the scene. The peo ple of the vicinity are carrying away the brick and lumber as curiosities. No one was hurt in the wreck. Ho Gets There Just the-Same. From the Philadelphia ledger. 1 " Editor Halstead, who has been afflicted with rheumatism. Is reported to be recovering, and expects to go to Europe in a few weeks. He" will let the springs of Germany minister to him,- instead of going himself as Minister to Germany. Death's Ups and Downs. From the Guatemala (C. A.) Star.! Wo direct attention to the fact that the ap paratus used at the cemetery for elevating the remains of the departed to their respective niches is badly in need-of oiling and cleaning. PENNSYLVANIA PE0DUCTS. 'Squiee Yeaoek, of Snowshoe, is 73, and all his hair is coal black. Quantities of 17-year locusts are being turned out by Lycoming county ploughs. Bennett'8 Branch, Clearfield county, Is clogged with millions of dead fish killed by tannery water. Samuel Obeblin, of Norwood, near Colum bia, is recovering from the fracture of several ribs at the ago of 93. Mr. Hall, ot Meadville, has a wooden watch charm made from a piece ot the old currying table which was used in old John Brown's tannery. Fbed Bakrackman, of Mead township, Crawford county, has lost a cow oddly. She got on a buckwheat stack 'and full through where it had been eaten out on the nnder side, breaking her neck in the fall. A white gander owned by Mr. Breen, of Bridge Valley, near Doylestown, has formed a strange attachment for Charles -Wilkins, who feeds the fowls, and follows him around his farm continually That gander is no goo3e. Two Chester sparrows saw a, piece of twine which they needed for a nest fastened to a timber. For over two hours they tugged and palled and chewed it with their bills. At last the string broke, and they flew off withit-ina jubilant twitter. The river near Harrisburg is "filled these days with sea gulls, and their shrill cries can be heard afar. We seagulls in Pittsburg every day, but" they are so commonthat they attract little attention, except from bunko steerers and green goods men. The clerk at the Tarbell House, Montrose, oiled the connters the other day and threw tho rags In a closet Two hours later the closet burst spontaneously into flame, which was soon extinguished. . It is thought that the clerk hod stored some "fire water" in the closet David Withkhow, of New Millport Clear field county, was leading a horse, when It caught him by the right shoulder with its jaws, flung him to the earth and began to chew him, after which it dragged him through the woods till the reins caught and held it Its victim gaining consciousness crept out of its reach, but will lose the arm and probably die. , AN escaped performing bear shambled lnt Mr. Ballard's sheepfold in Brooklyn, Susque hanna connty, the other day, and squeezed the life out of a young lamb. Its piteous cries brought the whole population to- the spot in cluding the owners of the' bear, who paid the jdamages. If is -very seldom thai owners of "lambs'.1 get daraagfis when they are'.squeezed by"bea.". . ,. "-'r &;' .-;;. V' OAUGHrAfTHECAFITAt.. . Ninety Millions Locked Up for n Month Wbero No One Could Get Them A Prac tice Becoming Notorious A Number of Important Territorial Appointments. Special Telegram to The Dlsnatch. WASHnfOTOS. Mav 7. For several months and until to-day; a vast sum cf money in the; "Treasury has been so secured that not even the, Treasury officials could get at it About- a month ago the time-lock on the outer door of one of the large vaults was taken apart and cleaned, and on being replaced became disar ranged so that when the door was closed it was fannd.impos3ible to open it Tho vault con tained nearly 890,000,000 in gold and silver coin. The money was not needed in the current busi ness of the Department, so. that there was no particular hurry in openingtho vault Several attempts, however, were made to open "the door, and all kinds of experiments were tried, but to no purpose. As a final resort two vault experts in Philadelphia Were sent for and put to work oh the lock. They worked for several hours, and finally succeeded in releasing the bolt and opening the door. It turned out that the lock had sustained no permanent injury, and that tho accident was due to tho failure to observe certain precautions, In closing the door. i Bushing In Wool Tops. In a report to the Department of State on wool, waste and broken tops. Consul Grinnell, ot Bradford, says that since it became known there in November that broken tops, laps, ravings and slubbings of wool, with 5 to 15 per cent of genuine waste scattered in, would be admitted by the United States Customs Service at 10 cents per pound duty, the quantity ex ported from ithat consular district has risen 69,613 pounds in November, 18S7, to 331,188 Bounds in November. 188Su "Careful inauiry." he says, "has developed the fact that the total shipments of this class of wool from Great Britain to the United States during three months have exceeded by 1,004,620 pounds the 'production of cenuineBotany (or Australian) waste for the whole year. The prac tice of breaking up wool tops for the United States market has become notorious. Originally the tops were broken up by hand, but the enormous development of the shipments to the United States has caused, )t is stated, machinery to be used for the pur pose. The wool-combers, as a rule, will not lend themselves to the practice, but deliver the tops to the waste dealer in their regular form, and the latter either break them or cause them to be broken up. The temptation to "prepare" genuine tops here foe entry into the United States as waste at 10 cents per pound Is very great as may be judged when I mention that one of the larger firms In Bradford, of un questionable reputation, Informed me that they had been offered 4 cents per pound profit over their regular price for all the Botany waste they could supply." Important Territorial Appointments. The President made the following appoint ments to-day: Arthur L Thomas, ot Salt Lake City, Utah, to be Governor of Utah; Elijah Sells, of Salt Lake City, Utah, to be Secretary of Utah; Ellsworth Daggett of Utah Territory, to be Surveyor General of Utah; Perry J. An son, of Idaho, to be Begister of the Land Office at Blackf oot Idaho; "William H. Danielson, of Idaho, to be Beceiver of Public Moneys at Blackfoot Idaho; Michael A. Leahey, of Wis consin, to be agent for the Indizns of the La Pointe Agency in Wisconsin; Joseph F. Ben nett, of New Mexico, to be agent for the In dians of the Mascalero Agency in New Mexico: James N, Beacom, Of. Kansas, to be Referee and Chairman ot Referees under the act of March 2, 1887, entitled, "An act to grant the right of way through the Indian Territory to the Chi cago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad for the purpose of appraising the compensation to be made by said railway company to the Cherokee nation." HE-KNOWS HIS BUSINESS. Secretary Bosk Demonstrates His Ability In the Harvest Field. WASHmaTosr, May 7. As Secretary Rusk sat at his desk yesterday afternoon his gaze fell upon the workmen engaged in mowing the first crop of grass on the grounds of the Agricul tural Department Something in their move ments did not satisfy his eye, and turning to Chief Clerk Rockwood, he said: "I'd like to go out there and give those fellowspoints." "You'd better turn that over to me," re sponded Major Rockwood. "I can mow all around you." "Not much," replied the Secretary. "As the boys say, 'You ain't built thai, way.' " Thistnorning, as they rode 'up the avenue to the Department building, the sight of the mowers alongside brought to mind yesterday's banter, and without a word the Secretary and Chief Clerk leaped from the carriage to the lawn, and grabbing each a scythe from the as tonished laborers; began to swing them in the most approved style. The tall form of the Secretary moved rapidly along a wide swath, amid the plaudits of an admiring crowd at tracted by the unusual spectacle, while Major Rockwood more modestly held his own in the contest Bat he didn't make good his boast of mowing all around the Secretary. In fact the latter demonstrated bis staying qualities by going to the Department after finishing his stint and cuttinzoff a few heads with the offi cial guillotine, while the Major failed to show up at nis aesK at an during tne aay. It was ex- plained that he. bad gone to Mt iiainea that he. had gone to Mt vei eruon. A DEFENDER OP TKUSTS. Colonel Thompson, of the White Lead Com bine, Speaks for His Business. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. St. Louis, May 7. Colonel W. D. Thompson and H. H.- Rogers, the New York agents of the White Lead Trust, ore trying to induce the Collier White Lead Company and tSa South ern White Lead Company to join the trust A conference was held yesterday, and if the com panies named loin the trust it will have com plete control of the market Colonel Thomp son says the trust now controls half the works ana more man nail tne output oi tne country, He denies that the Standard Oil Company con- and more .than half the output of the country. He denies that the Standard Oil Company con trols the trust but says somo of the Standard stockholders own large lines of white lead cer tificates. Colonel Thompson says the object of all trusts is to economize in the cost of making and selling an article, by combining in such a way as to reduce the expenses of manufacture and do away with expensive competition. By this means the cost to the consumer Is lessened, the public gets the benefit of-a reduced price, and tbo manufacturer, at the same time, gets a good profit Mnterinl for a Howell's Story. From the Chicago Tribune, l Novelist Howells attended a Quaker meeting in New York the other day, and probably gathered enough material while there for another thrilling story of American life. There Is Some Hope. From the Chicago News.J The Washington baseball players have lost every game so far this season. They should not be discouraged, however . They haven't played any games with the Chicagos yet They Go Side by Side. From the New York World.! Homicide, and Oklahomacide seem closely related. to be A SAILOR'S REVERIE. The mom Is over the world, And the sunlight floods the sea; I sit and dream as the waters gleam, Of the dear, dead past and thee Vf the fair dead past, too fair to last And the heart that lived for me. 0 heart that loved me so! "Still In your dreamless rest; -. You are not dead, and 1 lay my head Once more on the tender breast, 1 hide my face in Us olden place, In the place I loved the best Dear lips, pressed close to mine I . You are not. cold In death, -For close in my car sweet words 1 hear, And feci on my hair yonr breath, And a voice says low, Hove you sol With a love that knows no death." I open my eyes and look Far out on the sunlit sea, And the waters gleam, but my tender dream Has passed from my heart and me, And the grasses wave on a lonely grave That holdeth my heart and thee. " But the love that blessed us so In the beautiful years gone by Is more than a flower, to bloom an hour, - To droop at the noon and die; T will brljrhtch.thc years in far-off spheres Under a strange, brlajhtsky. I pray God hold thee fast Close In his strong embrace, And tome fair day 1 will come and say, , Viewing thy radiant face, "Dear one, stoop low, for 1 love thee sol , With A love that time nor soacc Dor all the tear's of desolate years Could rob of IVj'heavenlr grace;! J- Vi 4 - - .,', s. M'.stmTrvucrl ;-- GIST QE GOTHAM'S GOSSIP. - JHr.. FistSoon (o be a Free Mau ntSV TOBJ BUBXAU SridAI.3.1 New Yobs; May 7. James D. Fish, ex President of the notorious Marine Bank, will leave-Auburn prison Saturday, a free man. He was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment four years ago'f or maladministration of the bank's finances. One of President Cleveland's last official acts In the White House was the com mutation, of his sentence. Although Fish is Over 70 years old, he will be obliged to face the world penniless and ai an ex-cqnvict What he proposes to do is not known, but it is asserted by his friends and they are not few that he will wait for a favorable opportunity to enter into activo business again. Whereabouts of a Missing; Brig-. A cablegram from the Captain of the steam ship tVeser, which has just arrived in Bremen form Baltimore, informed the agents of the North German Lloyd here to-day that on-April Ut8 he Sighted the abandoned and burning brig uipsy iueen. jxoimngwasseanor ucaiu u. the ship's crew. As the position in which the Weser sighted the ship is very near to the land and in the direct comae of coasting steamships, it is probable that the "crew have been taken Off by some ship and landed in som6 South American port The Gipsy Queen was one of the oldest Iron ships afloat. She was' of 312 tons burden and was owned by a Liverpool firm.' When abandoned she was en route from Phila delphia to Matanzai. Jockey Stone Sentenced to Hans. Jockey Stone was sentenced in the Brooklyn Court of Sessions to-day to be hanged on June 25, Stone murdered Henry Miller, a bar tender, in a drunken brawl at Coney Island last summer. He was tried and convicted of murder in the first degree last fall, but his counsel secured a new trial. The second trial resulted In the disagreement of the jury. The jury in the third trial returned a verdict of murder in the first degree after being locked up nearly IS hours. Overrun With Applicants for OIHce. The new Collector of the Port, Joel B. Erhardt was kept pretty busy shaking hands and listening to indorsements and applications all to-day. The callers' beean to arrive at the Collector's office at 8 o'clock this morning. About 20 of them were before the door when Colonel Erhardt appeared, one hour later. They continued coming till 2 o'clock, at first in pairs, then in little knots, and at last in regular squaos. They nlled the two waiting rooms to suffocation, and those who couldn't get in held little overflow meetings outside. Colonel Erhardt saw all of the prominent callers, but denied himself to the rank and file. Neverthe less, he wore' himself out before 1 o'clock. Altogether, about twice as many applications were filed as there are places in the Custom House. Two big drawers In the Collector's desk, were filled will theletters of recommenda tion.. Colonel Erhardt told the majority of his "star callers" to come again in two months. For a short time he will leave the personnel of the Custom House service unchanged. Freddie Gebhardt In a Divorce Case. Freddie Gebhardt is co-respondent In a Brooklyn divorce case. This Is not Mrs. Lang try's Freddie, but a young man from Brooklyn, Whom John Brunk, a prosperous sugar dealer, accuses of alienating Mrs. Brunk's affections. Mr. Gebhardt acknowledees that he called at Mrs. Brunk's home ,very often, but says hb loved Mrs. Brunk's sister only, and never spoke a dozen words to Mrs. Brunk in his life. Mrs. Brunk says she never sat on Mr. Gebhardt's lap nor allowed him to chuck her under the chin. Mr. Brunk says she did. Mrs. Brunk wishes alimony. Mr. Brunk wishes his three children and an absolute divorce. A Coming; Union of Fnmons Families. Cards are out for the marriage of William Armitage Harper, son of the senior partner of the firm of Harper Brothers, and Miss Kate Eunice Beecher. Miss Beecher is a grand daughter of Henry Ward Beecher and the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Henry Barton Beecher. Her father is in the insurance busi ness in Brooklyn. She was born in Brooklyn, and made her debut In society there about four years ago. She is a pronounced blonde, tall, of commanding figure, and with regular and handsome features and an exquisite com plexion. Miss Beecher was by many thought to' be the handsomest girl in the City of Churches while .she lived there. For the last two years she has lived with her parents in Orange, N. J, ' Couldn't Became a Good Citizen. Antonio Gonzales, who secured his release from a Spanish prison by hanging a fellow con vict and then came to America, will be sent back by the Castle Garden officials. The Board of Emigration decided this afternoon that he was too old and wicked to be reformed Into a good American, citizen. SPECULATION .IN PICTUEES. Purchasers Who Stake Moro Than They Can Afford on a Signature. During the past 20 years or so, says a writer in- Gauloia, a kind of speculation in pictures has been developed, which is worthy of the close attention of every thinker. So far has it gone that many painters of renown are quite as much financiers as they are artists. Art collections' Used formerly to be very rare. That was before everybody dabbled more or less in stocks, and when money gained with difficulty was seldom risked, but allowed to increase only according to the rules of political economy. Little by little speculation has Decome general. "When money Is easUy gained a taste for the fine arts Is quickly developed. Sumptuous f ur nitnre, curiosities of art, and excellent can vases are bought regardless of cost This is the opportunity of the speculator in pictures. As soon as it became manifest that purchasers were able to resell at a profit they found a host of imitators, whose galleries are bonght.fortbe mere purpose of selling them again to advan- tage. Of course, many artists have made for tunes by the cbanee. and the mothers of mar- riageble daughters have come to look on the artist not as formerly was the case, as a mere detrimental, but as a desirable and eligible choice. Let us glance for a moment at the purchasers, those imprudent gamblers who so often stake more than tbey can afford on a signature, the future value of which is as much a matter of chance as the performance of an untried year ling. How many artists, in fashion for a time, fall to maintain their positions? The taste in frivolous painting is as chanzeable as the shape of a lady's bonnet; it has its season and vanishes.- The essential thing is the demand from England and America, but especially thelatter. If England grows cold in its admiration, if America hesitates, canvases accumulate in French hands ana aepreciate in value with startling swiftness. The custom is to establish a kind of monopoly. A dealer contraots for every picture which comes from a successful artist's studio. No one can obtain one save by his instrumentality. Wo have even seen synai cates formed for the exploitation of a master, or rather of a producer reputed as such. It is exactly, as may be seen, the manner of the Stock Exchange applied to the production ot 'art Now in these conditions don't think that the picture of 1W,000 francs loses its hold all at once Bnt it eroes down in value eraduallv. from the fact of many people claiming to pos sess it In other words, a picture with a forged signature has been sold right and left and the possessor of the genuine article is unable to ex pose the fraud. ' The writer concludes with some hints for purchasers. I would not have you believe he gays that all amateurs are so ignorant, but great nnmbers of them are ready to take a gosling for a swan. Then it Is not necessary even to "fake" modern pictures. A mere change of name transforms the daub of a nobody into a masterpiece of Courbet or Millet or Corotor xroyon, Ana tne worm isnuea to-aaywitn false pictures which It is difficult to detect, and which GO years henceno one will dare even to calf In question. Those who are to be pitied are not the collectors who buy in tho belief that tbey are making a good investment It they speculate tbey must take, tho risks of it bnt tbe artists, whose markets are spoiled and whose remuneration is cutanea Dy irana, oyer which .they can exercise no control, NO EY1DENCE AGAINST THE3T. Two Alleged Chicago Anarchistic Consplrn- tors Kelenscd from Duranco Tile. ChicAoo, May 7. The indictments against Hronek, CapekandZivic, chargod with con spiracy to blow up thfe homes of JudgesGary and Qrinnel and Police Inspector Bonfield, for their part in' the prosecution of the Haymarket Anarchists, were strickenfrom the docket to day. Hronek, who was" convicted on one charge, is now serving a sentence of 12 years at Joliet, and there was no evidence to convict Capet aDd Zivlc, his alleged accomplices. .A Rose WHboat a Thome, i'rom the Philadelphia Press.j . Mrs. RweThorne, of San Francisco, hasbeen eraBted divorce frwn aHTfauebftBd.' Now there Is aThorna without hi Rose.- ? gUBIOUS CONDENSATIONS. .' The authorities in Holland have de creed that women cannot serve on a- school board. In Sweden it basbeen -decided that they can. Minnesota has passed .a law providing for executions before sunrise, and" allowing the condemned to Invite three persons tov witness his taking off. A disease commonly known as yellows is attacking fruit trees in Oglethorpe county, Ga., andin some orchards is' playing havoc The leaves of the trees begin by wilting; turn ing a bright yellow, and In a week or so the tree is dead. Twenty-six head of fine steers in a herd fattened at Abilene, Kan., have been killed be cause they bad hvdrophobia. A mad dog bit onepf a herd of 200 a few weeks ago. Rabies spread rapidly. It became necessary to shoot the maddened animals. A heart-broken mother was not allowed to see the face of her dead child in Easton last week because she had been separated from be husband. An officer was summoned, but the brutal husband placed the lid on the coffin and conld not be induced to remove it There are not as many shad caught in the Susquehanna river during all the season now as were caught by Captain Tom Stump, at Havre de Grace. In the spring of 1S27. fn ono haul. The catch is without a parallel. The old time seine when drawn In contained 15,000,000 shad. Mr. John Helton, of Smithboro, Ga., who has just passed his 91st birthday, started out at 6 o'clock the other morning; walked ten miles, cut and split 128 rails and 22 stakes, ploughed up an acre of ground and walked home and ate his supper at 5 o'clock in the aft ernoon. They do tell the truth sometimes down In Georgia. A tramp entered the house of a man named Kirkman, at Cloverhill, Miss , the other day, and with a drawn pistol demanded his money. The negro went to his trunk, ap- - parently to get the money, but got a pistol and fired at the tramp, who shot at the same time. Tho tramp fell over on the negro's bed dead, and the negro walked out the door and fell dead on the steps. The Port Monmouth, N. J., clammerS have discovered a new hard-clani bed near tha Southwest Spit Buoy. The clams are very Slentiful, and some of the sloop owners cather ) bushels a day. Most of the clammers are Germans, who take dogs along with them on their trips. The dogs are mascots, they say, and "the clammers seldom fail to moke good catches when accompanied by them." Although attempts to mine cool at the month of the Kennebec river have heretofore1 been unsuccessful, yet every time a lump ii washed ashore it excites some one with a desire to investigate farther. A Portland paper tells) of a lump weighing about 26 pounds that re cently was washed up on Popbam beach, and thinks that a Portland syndicate will make another effort this summer to find the sourco whence thesepieces have come for the lass 60 years. The opinion is frequently ex pressed that the lumps are broken from a rich vein beneath the sea. A correspondent of a French paper hints at a very tragical uso to which the Eiffel Tower in Puis may, and doubtless will, be put Intending suicides, he says, will avail them selves of it and make it a handy substitute for tbe Column Vendome, which. It will be remem' bered, was largely patronized for this dread pur pose of suicide. But added to this corned another reflection the effect of the dizzy height upon ordinarily sane people. It is well known to doctors that a irreat height Induces an extreme form of giddiness in people, and from that to throwing themselves over Is only a step. Mr. Newton Crnce, while in Fulton, Ky., the other evening lost hispocketbook com taming 8fi0 In currency. Later in the evening; Bob Bennett colored, delivered the pocket book and money to a gentleman who owns a grocery store, stating that he found it near tho back door of the grocery. Bob was arrested and taken before the magistrate to answer tha charge of stealing the money. The preliminary examination was held tbe next morning, and the court after hearing the evidence, felt thas it was sufficient to justifiyhlm in holding tha prisoner to await tho action of the grand jury, which he did. fixing his bond at 150. Is virtue its own reward? , A sensational case has recently excitcJi. public attention at Bombay, in which Holkai son-in-law was charged with cruelty to h child-wife. The facts adduced in evidence sho that the husband was 41 years old and the wif . 0. Tbe accused had already been married times. The father of the child sold heiV Rs.20amonth. She was seen on the parapet of a house, greatly agitated, and threatening to throw herself down into tbestreet When a policeman entered the house she stated that her husband bad beaten her, and threatened to kill her if she tailed to undo a knot in his hair within five days. Eventually the accused was acquitted, as the evidence was deemed insuffi cient to prove habitual cruelty. The facts of this case still further illustrate the iniquitou3 cruelty of the existing practice of child-marriage, and show the imperious necessity, in the interests of common humanity, of an early re form of Hindu marriage customs. The life of railway men does not seem .to be a very healthy nor yet a very enjoyable one, If any reliance is to be placed on the ob servations of medical men who" have given some attention to the subject According to M. Duchesne, railway men improve in health during the first four years, but at the end:of ten years they are tired out, in 15 they arei actual sufferers, and very few can remain in: the service after 20V These general conclusions have been supplemented by ur. Lichtenbag. of Buda Pesth. who found from examination that out of 250 railway employes 92, or more than a third, suffered from ear disease. Engine drivers are especially liable to rheumatism and pneumonia, and after some years' service a cer tain proportion of them become dull of sight; and hearing. Others suffer from amUdfoimt of spinal concussion, muscular feebleness, an if continuous pains in the limbs. Tbey are alsd) apt to develop a peculiar mental state a sort, of cerebral irritation with excessive nervous ness and morbid sensation of fear. FUNNY flIEX'S FANCIES. Mr. Brief "5Tour uncle has directed in his will that you shall have lcent." Mr. Spend thrift "Good, kind" uncle!" (In sudden alarm.) "Are you sure. Air. Brief, it Isn't counterfeit!" Harper's Bazar. Miss Piainum That horrid Mrs. Bute actually has her photographs for sale In the sta tioners1 shops. 1 couldn't do such a thing under any consideration. Her bitterest friend Von. haven't the face to, have you dear? Terrs Bautt Express. "So you are at your old tricks, are you?" said the detective, as he arrested a three-card monte man. "Yes: but It was necessity that drove me to it" "Necessity?" "I didn't have a dollar. I went to a church fair last night and got beat out of every cent I had In the world." Jr chant Traveler. First Boomer Yon fellows have no git up about you at all. Why don't you have photo graphs of your own town taken, Uke we did? Are you ashamed of It? Blval Boomer-Naw, that ain't the reason at all.. I want you to understand, young feller, that our town don't stand still long enough to be photographed. 2'erre Haute Ex pres. "MissMainchance," said Mr. Poorfellow, sadly, 'I've nothing: but my good name to offer you.-butlloveyou passionately and welL Will you be my wife?" illss Mainchancc, sweetly Come around again in another month, Mr. Poor fellow. If Mr. Tenmilllon doesn't propose by that time I will be vonrtrue, loving wife.-VMtadtt-phia Inquirer. The Nation's Great Men. "Pa, where was CaptalnA.nson born?" "I don't xnow, I'm sure." '.'Where-was John L. Sullivan born?" "I don't know that either." "Pa, I wish you would buy me a history of the united scales, "-aw aj70 aeraid. SHE WAS SATISFIED. I took her lily hand in mine (She is my bride that is td be), And slipped upon that hand divine A golden circle fair to see. She viewed the rubles blushing red With gracious glances sweet to see; '1 fear no future, dear," she said: "The present is enough forme." STICK TO TOU3 JXAXXEX9. Stick to yonr flannels, Tom, Till the end of May; Don't take them off, my boy, And catch pneumonia. Stick to your flannels, Tom, However glows the sun, Oryon will be an angel, Tom, Before the serin g is done. Boston-'Cokrier QUEER. In this man's case we plainly see The fickleness of men: He seldom made a call bnt he Was told to call again. - To-uay he Ues upon Ills bler;: ' His early race Is run : . .Use Bat no'one drops for hun'a tew ti Ahl weu; U waia dtm.-ikl & Tntricdm Si ' - f ?Nri' Aim&--te&wxm :ALj V. .F'.i.rf.JAj&j&.. rasarwrjut-af.