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PITTSBUEG. FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1688.
SOME OP THE CHANGES.
Xothing in the Decoration Day and
Grand Army Day proceedings of these
later years more impresses' the beholder
than the evidences of the losses which the
scythe of Time, more fatal than the arms of
battle, is inflicting in the ranks of the old
soldiers. One ot the speakers at Homewood
Cemetery yesterday gave a forceful local
illustration of the case by naming six well
known Pittsburg veterans who died within
a single month this year. Nor is it only
the lists of those who are mustered out from
day to day that tell the story. The grayer
hairs and the failing strength of many of
the older men among the survivors suggest
inevitably that each joar from now on will
witness sadder and more noticeable diminu
tion of the answers to roll call on Decora
tion and Grand Army Days.
But though the men who fought pass
away, Decoration Day will always remain,
one of the most interesting of national holi
days. The story of the war of '6C-65 is
virtually the story of the new birth and re
generation of the republic, at which it
broke the bonds of slavery and started out
on such a career of growth and prosperity
-.under the auspices of a perfect union of the
fetates as it had never known before. Each
feneration will be trained to the observance
of this form of memorial. The very time of
year insures the perpetuation of the -day.
"When Nature is most beautiful; when the
cities of the dead ire clad in such rare nat
ural garments as bespread them at the close
of May. it would be no""difficult task, even
were there no question of patriotism, to get
the public to take a restful holiday.
It is not surprising that the tone of Deco
ration Day speeches shows, too, the influ
ence of change. There is not now so much
of recital of the special services of particular
commands, as was naturally the custom
while the war was yet recent and each ot its
scenes and incidents vividly fixed in the
memory of speakers and auditors. But, if
anvthinc has been lost in particularity in
thje discourse, there is not less distinct gain
asSo. other qualities. The sadness inspired
among, the survivors, as they see their old
comrades drop away year by year, in
vests many of the orations with a
deeper pathos than even was possible
before. The happy union at last ertab
lished; the sure extinction of the last
embers of sectional bitterness; the peaceful
and prosperous present and the glowing
future-that spreads out before the nation for
wliirh thev fontrht these ininnrt a firmness
snd confidence in summing up the results
oi-lhe war which the Decoration Day ora
tor of twenty, or even ten, years ago might
imagine but could not in their full measure
A COMPLETE BACK-SOWS.
A telegraph synopsis of the leading feat
ures of the Samoan treaty shows a complete
back-down on the part of Germany. Not
nnlv is thfi ripnnftpd Ivinr to be restored, rint
vihe German claims for indemnity from the
Samoans are whittled to a mere nominal
sum Also, elaborate provisions are made
and guarantees set up for the future peace
and development of the islands free from
dominating influence on the part of any
This is surely one of the most wonderful
changes of front accomplished by diplomacy
in our times. How eager European nations
are to preserve a good understanding with
our republic could not be more completely
demonstrated than in the acquiescence of
Germany in the Samoan proposals. Not
that they contain a whit more of concession
than the occasion justly demanded, but be
cause the hitherto arbitrary Bismarck was
already committed so far and so vigorously
to an entirely opposite policy.
; Blaine and Bayard are entitled to what
ever praise is justly due for a successful
.negotiation. As both Secretaries had a
'hand in the settlement it is not-worth while,
and might be ungenerous, trying to appor-
" tion the credit between them.
ENEBGETIC HEALTH GUABD1AITS.
The State Board of Health is showing
commendable energy in the discharge of its
duties. It is now in session in this city and
the proceedings at its meeting yesterday
were of a hiehly interesting character.
Among the matters discussed were the re
ports irom the members of the board as to
the methods adopted by them to arrest the
progress of epidemic diseases in different
parts of the State. Other important inibr
mation relating to the establishment of a
quarantine station at the Delaware Break
water, which is greatly needed to protect
the port of Philadelphia and indeed the
whole country, was made public.
But the event of the meeting in which the
public is most concerned was the summons
ofaLatrobe physician to appear before the
board to answer a charge of issuing a false
certificate of death. The charge is that a
baby died in Latrobe and its body was
shipped to Fredericksburg, O., on the cer
tificate of Dr.. Campbell that death had re
sulted from lung disease. It is charged
that the child died from scarlet fever, and
that the body carried infection to Freder
icksburg, where the disease became fatally
prevalent. It should be remembered, how
ever, that these are the allegations only of
Dr. C. O. Probst, State Secretary of the Ohio
Board of Health, and that Dr. Campbell's
side of the case is to be heard today-if he
obeys the board's summons.
, ... The health .of the State cannot but reap
. greatadvan&ge from -the inspection and
remedial measures provided by the Board
of Health, and tho more so when its mem-1
bers display such an intelligent and cour
ageous spirit in the work.
A CHECK TO BfclGAHDAGE.
The business of burglarious masquerading,
with refinements of torture that would better
suit the dark ages thrown in, is receiving a
severe check through the proceedings of the
Somerset Court Southwest Pennsylvania
and West Virginia had been selected for
that picturesque and dramatic industry,
partly because of the scattered settlements
and the convenience of the mountain and
forest hiding places, and partly, doubtless
also, for the reason that the law has long
had something of a reputation for tardiness
and inefficiency in reaching the individual
in that neck of the woods. Such compulsory
acquaintance with the forms and ends of
legal procedure, as it seems the purpose of
the Somerset proceedings now to diffuse
throughout that judicial district, will pnt a
swift end to brigandage up there. It is
amazing that people could anywhere be
found within the limits of the Common
wealth at once so benighted and so criminally
adventurous as to think that daring out
rages like those committed at Elk Lick and
at McCIellandtown could be permitted to go
unpunished in Pennsylvania.
THE NEED OP BEGULATTON.
Speaking of the showing in The Dis
patch of the importance to Pittsburg in
dustries of the reduction in ore rates, the
New York Commercial Advertiser says that
it "illustrates the enormous power of rail
roads to regulate by their own adjustment
of freight charges the growth of industries
in different localities. It is this power, and
the railroad's equally dangerous power of
building up the business of a single concern
by discriminating rates, which makes nec
essary an intelligent supervision of railway
charges by the State." That is exactly
what the supporters of railway regulation
have been contending for years; and it is
encouraging to find that a journal of the
Commercial Advertiser' position has at last
come to recognize the justice of the claim.
That progress permits the hope that it will
yet be seen that a condition which requires
the regulation of freight charges by the
State is as abnormal as one which would
call for the regulation of the price that the
farmer shall get for raising grain or cattle;
and that the only perfect reform will be the
establishment of such a free operation of de
mand and supply that the force of competi
tion will fix the reward of one service as un
erringly and unalterably as it does that of
As to the danger which our New York
cotemporary goes on to refer to, of "legisla
tion which bade fair at one time to destroy
all the profits of the railroad corporations,"
the possibility must be recognized; but as to
the actual fact we would be glad to have
it exercise its usual frankness in say
ing whether it really believes that the
granger legislation had half as much to
do with the railway insolvencies of 1873-7
as the preceding practice of building
roads on first mortgage bonds, and issuing
the second mortgages and stock as pure
HOWES POB THE TOILERS.
There is a great deal beside novelty to
recommend Erastus "Wiman's scheme for
building houses for poor men, which some
of Pittsburg's wealthy men are said to be
desirous of adopting for application here.
As Mr. "Wiman explained his scheme to
them, it consists in building cheap houses,
costing not over $1,S00 apiece, on Staten
Island, and then renting them to laboring
men at $300 a year for a series of years, on
condition that if the man dies during the
term of the lease, the house goes to his
widow in fee simple at the time of his death.
'And if he lives through the lease term and
pays his annual rent of $300 regularly, then
the house becomes his by reason of those
very annual payments which were' called
rent while they were being made, but in
fact were more in the natnre of life insur
ance premiums and home purchase money
In the' absence ot some essential particu
lars it would not be fair to Mr. Wiman or
to any one concerned to pass upon this pro
ject But at present any plan by which the
toilers in our mills and shopi ould be pro
vided with cheap and healthy houses, ot
which they might by the exercise' of com
mon care and thrift become possessed, would
be of prodigious benefit to the men and
their families, and almost in as great a de
gree a blessing to their employers. Por the
possession ot a home carries with it a sense
of responsibility that is sure to make a man
a better citizen, a better workman and a
better husband and father.
PBEE LUNCH JOURNALISTS.
When a party of men travel about the
country on railroad passes, loudly proclaim
ing that they are editors or journalists, it is
pretty safe to say that they are deadbeats.
In cities such men are usually called free
lunch fiends or simply beats. Their connec
tion with the press is generally confined to
borrowing quarters from newspaper men. It
is pleasant therefore, to hear of the sorry
discomfiture of a gang calling itself the Ohio
Editorial Excursion, which started on a
trip through the South a week or two ago.
The party consisted of fourteen journalists,
about a hundred unspecified anomalies, and
one newspaper man probably a very young
At first the Ohio editorial excursionists,
on the strength of their title, were received
and entertained royally wherever they went
But gradually it leaked out that there was
not an editor in the party, and they got, in
stead of free hack rides, speeches and
banquets, a decided cold shoulder when they
reached Atlanta. They had difficulty in
getting out of the frigid region after their
identity was established, tor the railroad
men lifted the passes. We regret that we
cannot certainly say that none of the crew
reached home. The editors of Ohio, how
ever, have greater cause to regret the return
of the excursionists, and The Dispatch
begs Ho tender its heartfelt sympathy to
Now they claim that rich iron mines
have been found near Guthrie in Oklahoma.
This is the second discovery of minerals in
the new land. The lead industry is still
flourishing. But it is not healthy.
The stepfather of Prank Black says that
the latter is too much of a coward to have
had anything to do with the murder of Dr.
Cronin. If the murder was committed as it
is now supposed to have been, there Is the
best reason for believing that his murderers
were cowards everyone. Most murders are
committed by cowards.
It is to be hoped that Luke Dillon speaks
for the Clan-na-Gael when he says: "The
oath of secrecy must never be aUowed to
conflict with the duty which we owe as citi
zens to the.republic"
A campaign speech of President Har
rison's was read before the P&rnell Commls--sion
yesterday by a witness. It they start
in to read all General Harrison's campaign
speeches the commission will never rUte at
all. Prom his nomination to his election
General Harrison spoke almost every day.
The latest report from Hayti is that Legi
time is having victory after victory on
paper, while Hippolyte is winning battles
on land. It looks asif Legitime would
shortly have to leg it.
One of the most satisfactory features in
the Samoan treaty is that It allows merely
a nominal indemnity for the destruction of
German lives and property. Bismarck
wanted to punish the Samoans for defend
ing their homes, but in this, as in other par
ticulars, he failed.
Ex-Secbetaby Bayaed has. come out
of the Samoan affair with credit after All,
but It seems slightly odd that he should Se
leaning on the arm of Secretary Blaine.
The boys in blue, rather elderly boys to
be sure, marched to the front everywhere
yesterday. The Brooklyn boys had the
President among them. In Pittsburg the
only assistants were Private Dalzelland
local orators, but the day was splendidly
The rebel skies wore gray yesterday, but
they refrained from hostilities till the
veterans in blue had concluded the mem
Goyibnob Beaveb's appropriation bills
do not affect the interests of Western Penn
sylvania to any great extent As long as
the ax slants off on the eastern side of the.
AUeghenies Governor Beaver's agility in
its use will be commended here.
The Chicago police are making the
Cronin murder more of a mystery every
day. Call off the detectives and let in a few
Judging by the experience of recent
years there is a fair prospect of an agree
ment when the masters and the men come
to discuss the wage scale, which a committee
of the Amalgamated Association will pre
pare for next Tuesday's convention.
Cbonin bids fair to become chronic
The AUeghenies received a slight check
in their race for the bottom seat yesterday.
They were defeated'in the morninglhut they
couldn't lose in the afternoon. Even the
AUeghenies cannot' lose all the time.
PROMINENT PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
Ms. A. J. Dbexel, Jb., Is building a fine new
country house at Philadelphia.
Abchbishop WrLUAM H. Qbo'ss, of Ore
gon, will sail for Rome in abont two weeks
to pay his first official visit to the Vatican
since the pallium was conferred upon him.
It is stated that Pigott had his life Insured
for the sum of 1,000 in the English and Scottish
Law Life Insurance offices, and paid the pre
miums regularly np to the last. No claim has
yet been made upon the company. Pigott's
suicide, it is said, cannot affect the policy, as it
had been over five years In existence.
DrmiNQhis sojourn at the Czar's winter
palaco the Shah of Persia occupied rooms mag
nificently furnished. Decorations of red silk,
enormous vases of malachite and doors made of
tortoise-shell pleased his oriental taste. Fif
teen carriages and 10 horses were placed at his
disposal. He is traveling with a retinue of G5
Wibijah Boank ErjTPiK, who died at
"Valley Farm, Chesterfield county, Virginia, a
few days ago, was a great-grandson of Thomas
Jefferson. He was educated at the "Virginia
Military Institute, and left that school to serve
in the Confederate army. He was for many
years rector of the Board of Visitors of the
University of Virginia, of which' Institution his
great-grandfather was the founder.
Spain is excited over the news that BIzco del
Borge. the famous brigand, has been killed in
the Cordova Mountains. He was. a young man
of noble birth, who some years ago got into a
love difficulty In Madrid and killed his rival.
He was obliged to flee and took to the mount,
alns. Organizing a band of outlaws he became
the most successful brigand of modern times
so far as Spain is concerned. He was the typ
ical brigand of romance, .handsome, cultured,
courteous and cruel. His death is a public
benefit to-the Cordovans.
A wave-worn, unhewn mass of trap rock,
at Kittery Point, Me., has recently been placed
over the grave ot the late Levi Lincoln Thax
ter, the Browning reader and student well
known, besides, as a naturalist and Greek
scholar: It bears the following inscription:
Levi Lincoln Thaxter Born in Waltham,
Mass., February 1, 1821. Died, May 81, 188i
Thou whomrthese eyes saw never, say friends
Who say my soul, helped onward by my song.
Though all unwittingly, has helped thee too?
I gave out of the little that I knew:
How were the gift requited, while along
Life's path I pace, couldst thou make weakness
Help me with knowledge for Lite's old.
B. B. toL. L. T., April, 1885.
No one can be at a loss to recognize the
authorship of the epitaph, even without the
initials "B. B." appended. .
ARKELL 18 A WONDER.
He Will Not Accept to Appointment From
From tne'New Tork Evening Bnn.l
The wonder of the country has been discov
ered. It is the man who can have a fat Gov
ernment office from President Harrison and
doesn't want it. This extraordinary Individual
is ihort in stature, rotund in face and, form,
and wears a continuous broad smile on his
countenance. The latter Is evidently due to
his abstinence from politics and bis proprietor
ship in a comic paper. His name Is W. J.
Arkell, and, he Is the new business partner of
Bnssell Harrison, the son of the President It
was published in this morning's papers that
the pnnce of the Fresidental household had
visited the national capital yesterday for the"
purpose of securing "Judge" Arkell's appoint
ment as Minister to Russia, in order that un
handicapped, be might astonish the world
with his gigantic Ideas in modern pictorial
An Evening Sun reporter found Mr. Arkell
in his palatial building at Sixteenth street and
Fifth avenue this morning, and Inquired after
his political prospects. He said: 'There is not
a word of truth in the story. I told the Presi
dent yesterday that there is no consideration
that would Induce me to accept any office in his
gift. I was in Washington yesterday on bust
ness and pleasure. I went out riding with the
President and we chatted abont politics and
things. In the course of our conversation he
asked me if I would accept an appointment.
My answer yon already know."
"Was the office the President had in view for
you the Russian mission T"
"I don't know." and the smiling journalist
graciously bowed the interview to an end.
A WONDER OF JOURNALISM.
What a Salem Exchange Has to Say of The
From the Salem (0.)ltepubllean.
Thk Pittsbubo, Dispatch is one of the
most enterprising papers west of the AUe
ghenies. It is always full to .the brim of the
latest news, and on Sundays its general edition
of 20 pages is the Wonder of journalism, not so
much for the quantity as for the excellent
quality of its reading -matter. Its home and
foreign correspondence is among the best
written and published. What you want is The
Dispatch always near at hand. It is an ency
clopedia of general knowledge.
Tho Men' Who Appreciated It,
From the Norrlstown Herald.
In a theater at Ashton, England, during the
performance of a melodrama, an excited
woman threw her. bonnet at the "villain" on
the stage, who war strangling one of the char
acters. .The applause foil jwlng her. action was
uproarious, the most 'of it coming from the
gentle&eawho sat immediately la the rear of
the bonnet ... .
Til TOPIOlL TALUK.
A Quiet Dor-'lit Tofc-a What is Hard
Work? Holidays to Heaven A Barber's
The city itself was quieter' in the daytime
yesterday than usual; there were no crowds- of
holiday-makers upon the streets, and the pro
cessions in honor of tho day did, not traverse
the down-town streets at all.
Those who made a holiday of yesterday and
nothing more went out of town, and those to.
whom Decoration Bay meant something more
than mere' opportunity for recreation spent
the greater part of the day in the cemeteries.
And so until "night "came down the business
part of the city seem -d to have been deserted
by half its usual denizens.
Though they had Phil. Weis' Bijou Theater
band to cheer them on their way the -pedestrians
who yesterday circled around the track in
the London Theater hardly seemed to be
getting a glut of enjoyment out of the 12 hours
go-as-you-please. -There were several young
men of this city from the mills in the race
and out ot it as far as any chance of their win
ning was concerned. It looks easy enough to
trot around a prepared track for half a day.
and these young men bad ventured into the
race on the clear understanding with them
selves that the race was not to interfere with
the next day's Work.
1 do not know whether any of these tyros
stayed in tho race to the finish last? 'night bnt
if any of them did I'll be bound their stiff
limbs and general wretchedness this morning
will keep them from work for more than a day
And yet when the big walking match of six
days' duration was in progress at the Central
Kink, I remember hearing a youngEnglishman
in the race, upon wbom'the strain of continued
walking acted effectively as an emetic, say to
some friend who asked him why be bad desert
ed his trade for the race track: "I'd rather do
anything than work I "
If walking bard for six days and nights, with
very small intermissions for refreshment and
repose, is not the hardest kind of work, 1 won
der what is.
AN EDITOR'S NEEDLESS ANXIETT.
'The preacher, wise and eloquent
With many a verbal gem.
Had pictured to a grand extent
The New Jerusalem.
"Oh there, ' he said, "there will be peace
And Joy that jives alway;
Andln Its streets will never cease
A perfect holiday I"
Spake then an editor no Turk:
"Ne'er may I heaven 6eel
A holiday means double work
At single pay for me 1" x H. J.
On Tuesday afternoon a barber startled me
by saying that he knew a thing that would
agitate society in general from basis to battle
ments, if it were known. Naturally it took
some persuading to extract this charge of
moral dynamite from its cartridge, as it were.
But it was out at last
Said the barber: "If you will observe the
mustaches of the men you know you will dis
cover in nine cases out of ten that one side ot
the moustache always flourishes better than
the other. Most men are aware to some ex
tent of this peculiar phenomenon, but I
do not believe that anyone ?ho is the
victim of it can explain it to you
off hand. Yet the reason for this difference in
the opposite sections of the mustache is simple
enough. This Is the secret: The side a man sleeps
on most often will always be found to corres
spond with the side of the mustache which
does not grow properly, is straggling and very
often bleached. Naturally, yon see, the pres
sure of the face on the pil'ow brings about the
falling out of the hair, and the tendency of the
saliva to now irom tne lower comer of the
mouth during a man's sleep doubtless assists in
the process of disintegration.
"I have noticed some singular phenomena in
this field of inquiry, and I remember that when
I was in the Palmer House barber shop in
Chicago I discovered that the right side of Mr.
Fuller's, now Chief Justice Fuller's, mustache
was not so heavy and glossy as the left."
AN LSTASI0N OP BUGS.
Brooklyn Alive With Them, and Housewives
at Their Wits' JEnd." '
Brooklyn, May SO. The potato bugs have
come to town, and there is nothing so lowly or
so humble that they disdain it Every archi
tectural detail they seem to think decorated
and improved by their presence. They swarm
in the streets, they cluster on the sidewalks,
they organize processions up the front steps of
the houses, forage throueh the kitchen, have
picnics in the parlors, camp out in the bed
rooms, play hide-and-go-seek in the attics, to
boggan on the roofs and the signal corps climb
the lightning rods to see if the last of the forces
have left the back country.
The Brooklyn housewife and every Brook
lyn woman is a housewife is at her wit's
end to exterminate them. When the potato
bng invades the potato field, the opulent
farmer treats the vines to paris green and the
visiting bugs come in for some of the treat
This kind of a free lunch does not agree with
the interior structures of the festive little
ruminant. Some of the natives of Brooklyn
have chickens. Chickens love potato bugs.
When a shanghai sees one of the little' round
shouldered cusses, with his yellow and black
striped "blazer" on, he almost trlp3 over him
selfin his hurry to get at it Cluck! One glut
tenous snap of the bill and the potato bng is
Now in ibis late distribution of bugs in
Brooklyn the chickens have shown themselves
such insatiable gluttons that many of them are
now languishing with the gout
ELECTRICITY DOESN'T HURT.
A DIan Who Was Nearly Killed by It Tells
How He Felt.
ViBGrNIACrTY. Nev.. May 30. In view of
the fact that the approaching execution by
electricity of Kemmler, the Buffalo murderer,
is a theme of general interest both among
humanitarians and the great public, who await
with interest the result of this untried innova
tion, the experience of an' electric light em
ploye in this city cannot fall to be interesting.
Henry Faull a week ago to-day received a
shock from which he remained' unconscious
for 15 minutes, during which time his heart
showed no sign of pulsation. The palm was
burned where he had held the wire. The cur
rent passed down through the right side of his
body, leaving no mark, save where It left the
foot, the toes of which were scorched lilarl-
Faull gives the following account of his sensa
tions: After grasping the wire he was immediately
drawn upward with irresistible force and en
deavored to shout for aid, but although an
other workman was but three feet distant, bis
voice was not audible. Although suspended
by bis hands with his toes resting on the boiler
plate floor for scarcely a second, Fault says
It appeared to him that he was in that position
Several minutes. He felt no pain whatever.
This is the last he remembers until restored to
A WONDERFUL MADSTONE.
The Hlchlr Prized Heirloom Belonsins; to a
Milan, Ind., May SO. Louis Craven, aged
18 years, living one mile south of here, was
bitten in the hand Sunday by a dog supposed
to be affected with hydrophobia. Tho dog was
killed after having bitten a number of animals.
E.D. Tanner, a business man of this place,
volunteered to go to Kentucky and get a mad
stone. For several generations the Tanner
family has possessed one of these mysterious
stones. Since tbe death of the father the Tan
ner brothers, five in number, have kept the
stone in the County Treasurer's safe in Bur
lington, Ky. The stone was applied and stuck
to the wounded hand for two hours. Another
tnal was made to-day, but the stone failed to
adhere to tbe wound.
The mystio stone is clear as crystal, rough
and irregular and weighs about three ounces.
The Tanner -brothers value it hiehly, and are
bound to return it to its keeping place in Bur
lington Within eight days.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Chicago, May J0.-Nathan Corwlth, for many
years one of the most prominent citizens of
Chicago, died last night. Affections of tbe heart
and liver cansed his death. Mr. Corwlth, who
had engaged largely ia trade and banking at
Galena, came to Chicago in 1804, ana with his
brother Henry began to deal In land, Nathn
Corwlth accumulated about fl, 600,000 worth of
property, and about three years ago retired Irom
business. Last July his son Gordon, who Is a
metal broleerln New.-YorR,- persuaded his rather
to try to effect a corner in the lead market. In a
few months the money was all gone,nd an ex
animation of tbe books showed that not a single
ponnd of lead m owned by tbe firm, it u
charged that Gordon Corwlth squandered all of
his father's wealth in speenlatieB. At Ml events
ho fonnd himself without a dollar in the world.
xic leaves tno bvjio aim a uauguier.
, POINTS WR PISEEEMEN. h
The Opening cl the Bass Season ia New
York; acd Pennsylvania The, Proper
Tackle and Bait to Use The Obstinate
Sbad of the Smguehunna.
New York, Hay 30. Sweet water fishermen,
as they say in Germany for fresh water fisher
men, may throw up their hats to-day, because
it is the opening of the black bass season. The
close season for black bass, is from January 1
to May 30. Such conscientious anglers as baVe
refrained from catching black bass in the close
season, and reports to the State Fish Commls-.
sion indicate that there are mighty few of
them, have supposed that the close season in
cluded May 30; but State Fish Commlsslonor
Blackford said yesterday that they are
mistaken. Experienced anglers declare
that black bass fishing in this lati
tude is better early in the season,
than in the warm months. Accordingly several
expeditions have been fitted out from New
York for Greenwood Lake, Lake Bonconkoma
and Lake Hopatcong. Local anglers, will hie
themselves to-day from Sing Sing and New
burg to, lakes known to the Initiated not far
back from tho Hudson. .Excellent fishing is
anticipated for two reasons. The State Fish
Commissioners, through their fish' and game
inspectors, have been more successful this year
than ever before in punishing violators of the
law, andtherefore, in preventing wholesale
slaughter of fish in t3 spawning season, and
the open winter uas been favorable . for a
supply of nice fat fellows. State Fish Com
missioner Powell, of Pennsylvania, has arrived
hero from Harrisburg, and will visit Lake
Hopatcong with a party of Pennsylvanians to
day to try for black bass.
The Cause of Bhd Luck.
Various are the reasons assigned for want of
success by fishermen. Market fishing is said
by some to take off the' cream of the sport for
amateurs, while others believe tho scarcity of
prey is due to chemical factories on the banks
or to sewage from the constantly increasing
population. A movement is said to be under
wav anions the fishermen and nronrieton of
fishing stations on the bay to Introduce a bill.
in uie ueii juegisiaiure proniDlting tne poiu
tion ot the waters of the bay.
What Pennsylvania Wants.
Pennsylvania Stat Fish Commissioners for
some time past have been trying to get shad to
run up the Susquehanna river, bnt with small
success. Tho Commissioners are trying this
year every expedient to coax shad to run up
their nshways to the spawning grounds. When
it isjestablished to the satisfaction of Governor
Bearer that shad will run np the Susque
hanna, he will sign an appropriation for $15.
000, passed some time since, to promote fish
culture. "What bothers the Pennsylvania Com
missioners is the difficulty in getting a good
nshway that will enable sbad to run up stream
Tackle for Bass Flahlos,
For black bass both Conroy and Spalding
prescribe the following rig: A .split bamboo or
lancewood rod, preferably bamboo, 8 or 9 feet
long and fairly stiff, a rubber. or German silver,
or rubber and nickel free-running reel; a water
proof silk line; a leader 6 to 9 leet long, and any
of the following-named flies: Ibis, Prof. Fer
guson, Conroy, coachman, royal coachman,
Greenwood Lake, Alexander, Seth Green or
Governor Alvord. Two or three flies ot different
kinds may be looped on the leader, and the
most taking fly may be found by experience.
Salt water fishermen, in some instances, are
learning the uncertainty of all things, not only
on earth, but also on the water and under It
A party of amateurs were induced by a know
ing fisherman to visit Jamaica Bav on a weak
fish excursion on Tuesday last. This is the net
result of the trip: Blow flsb, 1; sea robin, 1:
sand crabs-. S; seed oyster, 1. As the seed oyster
was the.only edible taken, it was devoured on
the spot by the lucky angler. Jamaica Bay has
been for many years a favonte fishing ground
for all kinds ofsalt water fish, but year after
year it has been" more and more difficult to ob
tain a fair compensation for the fishermen's
time and trouble.
Shnd Befuse to Climb.
Commissioner W. L Powell, who was in town
yesterday, said: "We have a big, noble river,
the Susquehanna, 400 miles long and in places
half a mile in width, and it is not worth any
thing commercially. It Is too shallow to be
navigable, and it might be worth something to
fishermen. We can breed eels, suckers and
salmons, and in fact everything but shad. We
lope, however, to obtain a flshway or to invent
one that sbad will use. "Why they don't use
:thQse we now have I don't know and I can't
New Sport for the Boosters.
In Indiana there will be a new and enjoyable
.experience to-morrow morning among fly fish
ermen. Amateur fly casters will assemble at
Indianapolis and on the west fork of the White
river and compete for seven prizes. Thefeature
of the occasion will be the effort on a practical
fishing ground and not on a sheltered bit of
quiet water like the Harlem" mere in Central
Park, where the recent national fly castine
tournament was held.
A COMPETITIVE PRIZE DRILL.
Charleston Soldiers Preparing; for a
Grand military Tournament.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Chableston, S. C, May 30, The Charleston
Inter-State Drill Association was organized
here to-night, with a capital stock of $5,000, in
shares of 10 each. The purpose is to hold,
fn October or November, a competitive
Infantry drill. There will be five
competitions for tbe following prizes:
First inter-State drill, open to the world first
prize 51,500, second 500, third $100; second,
' State drill, for companies that have never com
peted in an inter-state ariunrst prize touu,
second 200. third S100; third squad drill, four
men, cpen to all, $100; fourth, individual drill,
open to all, 100; fifth, cadet competition, open
to cadet corps throughout the United States,
Tbe Superintendent of West Point Academy
will be tbe judge, and efforts will be made to
secure the attendance here of the Marine Band
at Washington. Most of the stock has already
been taken, and it Is more than probable that
tbe capital stock will be doubled. Invitations
will be sent to the militia of New York, Bos
ton, New Orleans and other cities.
A BRICK TRUST AT DETROIT.
Standard OH Capitalists Buying Up all the
Detroit, May 30. A prominent brick manu
facturer of this city has expressed tbe "opinion
that no English syndicate is about to buy up
the brick manufactories here, but that by the
1st of September they will have passed under
the control of capitalists, the chief of whom is
John D. Rockefeller, tbe Standard Oil million
aire. The result of the purchase, he believes,
will be to benefit tho industry, though all the
smaller brick yards will oe driven out of busi
ness. JOKING JERSEY Y0TERS.
They Electa Justice of I ho Peace Wlthont
Meeting to Do So.
Bbidqeton, N. J.,May 30, Isaac Saxton, a
colored man, has been elected. Justice of the
Peace here under peculiar circumstances. At
the election last March it was thought there
was np vacancy in the office of Justice
in the Third ward, but many citizens
voted for Saxton in a spirit of fan. It has
been discovered now that the termot Justice
Woodruff expired on May 1, and that Saxton
received enough votes to elect him.
Spoiled Her Husband's Joke.
From the Chicago News. J
A man in Watertown, N. Y thought it
would be to his advantage to frlcbten'his wife,
so he tied a rope around his neck and suspended
himself from a convenient book. Then he
awaited developments. Ills wife took the mat
ter calmly and made no .attempt to cut him
down; Before very long the practical joker
was surprised to' find himself dead. His wife
is said to look very attractive in heavy mourn
ing. It was shabby of her to spoil her hus
band's joke, but she may not have had a fine
Ten Appropriation Bills Signed,
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
"WASHINGTON". May 30. Governor Beaver
to-day approved ten bills, eight of which make
appropriations to Philadelphia institutions,
Three appropriation bills were signed outright
and in five the amounts were .reduced in .the
aggregate 117,000, owing to tbe insufficiency of
tbe estimated revenncs to meet tbe expendi
tures provided for by the Legislature
KnruVo to tho Ice Man,
From the Chicago Tribune. I
. If an .ice man has a story to tell, , .
' , For, lee men this year,' wo know full well,
Are iyiuk uuuiu& ttnruy.
jUil s unci:
HoHdays of the Patted States.
To the Editor of The Dlreatoa:; '
Will you he kind eaouch to rive me alls of
the holidays of the '"United "Stres. 1 have
looked high and low forjaformatiaa and could
not find it. X.Y.
April 26. Memorial Dav. is a legal holiday la
July.4, Independence Day. Is a legal holiday
in all the States and Territories.
December 25, Christmas Day, la a legal holi
day in all the States and Territories. '-
Good Friday is a legal holiday in Florida,
Louisiana. Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Shrove Tuesday is a legal holiday in Louisi
ana, and in the cities of Mobile, Montgomery
and Selma, Ala.
March 2, the anniversary of the Independence
of Texas, and April a; the anniversary of the
battle of San Jacinto, are legal holidays in
May SO, Decoration Day, is a legal holiday in
Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, New
Hampshire, New Jersey. New York, Pennsyl
vania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Days appointed for general elections. State
or national, are legal' holidays in California,
Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ore
gon, South Carolina and Wisconsin.
Thanksgiving Day and public feast days ap
pointed by tho President are legal holidays fn
such States as may set them apart for religious
observance by the proclamation ot the Gov
ernor. January 8, the anniversary of the battle of
New Orleans; February 12. the anniversary of
the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and March 4,
the firemen's anniversary, are legal holidays lu
January 1, New Year's Day. is a legal holiday
in all the States except Arkansas, Delaware,
Georgia, Kentucky, Maine. .Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Khode Island and North and
February 22, Washington's Birthday, is a
legal holiday in all States ex ;ept Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Maine, Missouri. North Carolina, Ohio,
Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.
REDUCED 33-PER CENT.
A Great Cat in Freight Bates by a West
Chicago, May 30. The Chicago, Burlington
and Northern gave notice thltr morning of a
reduction on June 1 in rates between Chicago
and St Paul amounting to nearly 33 per cent
on all classes of freight The prctient rates on
the six classes are 60, 45, 35, CO, 17 and 14. The
rates to be made are 34, 31. 25. 14 11 and 1L
The reduction is the largest evnr made on a
Western road except during a rao war. The
Chicago, Burlington and Northern is not in the
Inter-State Commerce Railway Association and
consequently is only bound by the Inter-State
Commerce act in giving notice of reduction.
Tbe reason given for tbe cut is that correspond
ing rates have been made via '-"le Canadian
Bald aAVertern freight agent ia speaking of
the reduction: "The C. B. & N. ntnst of course,
meet tbe Canadian Pacific rat., but it will
have a disastrous effect on tbe other St Paul
roads which must meet tbe reduced rates.
Nine-tenths of tbe C, B. & N.'s business is
through business, and consequently it will lose
but little of its correspondingly low rate on lo
cal traffic It makes my bair stand up, though,
to thins of the losses to the St. Paul roads
which depend largely on local business. The
C, B. & N. is a godsend, though, to. Chicago
East-bound roads. If it were not in existence
tbe Canadian Pacific would gobblo practically
all tbe traffic from tbe Northwest."
The Wisconsin Central and the Chicago, St
Paul and Kansas City Immediately gave notice
they wonld meet the reduction, officials of the
latter road declaring the cut to be an outrage.
It is expected the St Paul and Northwestern
will give notice to-morrow. The Bock Island
has not decided to meet the rate, their line to St
Paul being 150 miles longer than the Short
Line. President Cable, of the Rock Island,
had not considered the question, but thought
he would not meet the rate
TWO HUSBANDS IN ONE WEEK.
The Surprising Matrimonial Feat of a Young
South Carolina Girl.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Colitmbia, S. C. May 3a Miss Florence
Little, the beautiful 13-year-Cld girl who created
a sensation In York county last year by marry
ing two men within a week, has just been ar
rested In Charlotte upon the charge of biga
my. Tbe warrant for her arrest is sworn out
by J. S. Mlntz, father of August Mlntz, who
was first to marry Miss Little. The young
lady, while taking a drive with young Mlntz, a
boy of 18, was persuaded to marry him. They
had been secretly engaged for some time. The
couple stopped at tbe house of a preacher, and
he married them in tbe buggy by the light of
the rising moon. They agreed to keep the
marriage secret until Mlntz was able to support
Mrs. Mlntz took leave of her n.usDand,and
next morning left for Charlotte where she was
three days later married to Dr. Atkinson, of
Chester. Young Mintz then claimed her as bis
wife. She denied the marriage. Dr. Atkinson
would not live with his bride until be was
certain of jer innocence. He then declared
that Mintz had slandered her. They lived
together for six weeks, when she told him that
she was not his legal wife and he sent her to
her parents. Mintz would not then have her.
EDITH'S TRIPLE MISFORTUNE.
An Interesting Little Girl Who is Deaf,
Dumb and Blind.
From tho Boston Advertiser.!
Last Friday at the parade of the school boys
on the Common little Edith Thomasthe blind
deaf mute who so excites the interest of visitors
to the kindergarten of the Perkins Institute,
was seen with her teacher. The two were
standing on the side of Monument Hill
where were congregated many ladies and
children. Edith was not still a moment
Her small hands were reaching in every
direction and feeling everything with
which they came in contact When she came
across a neighboring child she drew her close,
felt of her hatTlts rim, its crown,it3 trimmings;
her face, hair, dress, rapidly acquainting her
self with the texture of the latter in every de
tails It was very pathetic to see, the hungry eager
ness of inquiry with which all her move
ments were made, tho pretty, plump, but sight
less face wearing the most serious expression.
As for the children whose acquaintance she
thus sought, tbey all seemed half frightened,
but submitted themselves to the examination
A PENNY'S WORTH OP GAS.
The Latest Function of the Automatic Slot
From the Philadelphia Record.?
The latest and deciedly the most original use
to which the automatic slot machine has been
put is in connection with tbe illuminating gas
supply of big cities. A gaB company in Liver
pool, England, has set tbe fashion by introduc
ing the automatic meter into the houses of its
customers. By dropping a penny in the slot
each one can obtain about 25 cubic feet ol gas.
When tbe first installment runs out another
penny insures light for a longer period.
Tbe probability of tbe automatic meter's suc
cess in this city is already being considered by
General Wagner, who says be is always' ready
to welcome any methods tending toward cheap
and satisfactory gas, and that if tbe automatic
gas machine will visit this city he will assure it
a warm welcome.
THE TASK TOO IG FOR HI1T.
A Thief Tries in Vain to Kick an Engine 00"
Newabk. N. J May 3a Christopher Bath
ford, an employe of the Central Railroad, dis
covered Charles Kchlman and Henry Waltner
stealing lead pipe from a building at 71 Law
rence street owned by the company, yesterday
afternoon. He grappled with them and a ter
rible struggle ensued, in which all were more
or less hurt. Tbe two thieves are young fel
lows, but they were desperate.
Walsner escaped from tho house, bet was re
captured outside by other railroad men, and he
struggled so fiercely that they tied him to a
locomotive and then watched his futile at
tempts to kick the engine off the track until
tbe police arrived.
Squaring the Clrclr.
From the Chicago News. J
An Iowa man has invented a machine which
bores a square hole. Now let him fit a round
peg into tbe hole and then the world will pro
claim him truly great
Merrily, madly, mocking, moaning,
Careering wildly, bnoyant and bold,
A demon fiercely shrinking and groining,
A chant of death its blast Intoning,
Crushing and grinding 1" ruthless fold.
Decked with the lightning's tery breathing,
Laden with raln a horrible seething.
It dooms to an anguished doom untold
Its stricken pathl
The righteous wrath
Of a'vesgefulQod would never show '
, - .-tit- An equal woe! ,
BflEEWD S1NAT0B ALLISON.
A Politician and Statesman Who Never
. Slops Over- Gossip About His Comiag
Marrlage A 'Pessffeto Candidate for the
Republican Noatoatlon la 1S82.
Washington, May 38, Senator Allison has
followed tbe example set by ex-Secretary
, Bayard and Jasttee Gray and is soon to be mar
ried. The woman of ms .cnoice is a .ansa
Stoughton, of this city, an attractive girl of
about 24 years and the daughter of an army
officer now dead.- The Senator is a little more
than 60, tbongh a stranger would not Imagine
him,, to be 65. He is a widower, his wife, a
daughter of ex-Senator Grimes, of Iowa, hav
ing died a few years ago under rather
distressing circumstances. It is supposed that
she drowned herself while temporarily insane.
Since her death Senator Allison has mingled
very little with society, and but few persons
were aware of his engagement He has lived
with his sister in a houser adjoining Senator
Morrill's, on Vermont avenue, for some years.
Of studious tastes, he la seldom' seen out at
night wbere politicians and statesmen congre
gate, and although in considerable demand for
dinner parties, be has been In the habit of
spending most of his evenings at home among
A Woman's Wrath Aroased.
He is now out on the Pacific coast on his way
to Alaska with Senator Hoar's committee,
which is taking a' tour over the United Btates,
and British America preparatory to studying
the political relations between the two
countries. His fiancee. Miss Stoughton, says a
correspondent of the New York Commercial
Advertiter1, is in tbe Senatorial party
under the cbaperonage of Mrs." Hale,
the wife of Maine's junior Senator.
These are the only two women in the
party, and thereby hangs a story. When
the committee was making preparations for its
journey a Southern Senator, who Is a member
of it, suggested that his daughter would ac
company him on the trip. There was no objec
tion expressed by any member of the commit
tee except Senator Allison. He did objectand
objected so strongly against any members
ot Senators' families going along that the
Southern Senator's daughter had to stay at
how. Now that she has learned that the woman
whom Senator Allison is to marry is in the
party, she is planning all sorts of vengeance
for the Iowa statesman.
The Senator's Shrewdness.
Within two years Senator Alllso n has become
one of the half dozen prominent men of his
party now in public life. His political growth
has been ery gradual, and the prominence of
the position he now occupies in the respect and
popularity of public men is due to no conspic
uous ability nor to any brilliant achievements.
He has been an unusually shrewd man. This,
united with conscientious devotion to the duties
of official position, has been theSecret of bis
success. He has been the most successful
straddler of any man in Congress. It takes a
smart man to shift his views according to
political necessity without the loss of reputa
tion or popularity, but this Senator Allison has
done, and seems by doing it to have only in
creased his popularity and reputation. John
Sherman, naturally a much abler man, tried it
and committed political suicide.
His Views Subject to Change.
Allison never loses his head, as more brilliant
men frequently do. He has been in Congress
25 years, eight years In the House and the re
mainder of the time in the Senate, and during
all that period of activity bad plodded along
quietly, not doing anything startling, but keep
ing his eyes wide open, taking an Interest in
legislation, making friends with the leaders,
keeping his record free from suspicion of scan
dal, and watching keenly the. currents of pub
lic opinion. All these years of quiet observa
tion have made him a good politician. A few
years ago, when tbe people of Iowa were not as
strong protectionists as they seem to be now,
he was what would now be called a free trader,
and on the strength of his free-trade utter
ances he was promoted fromthe House to the
Senate. Last year, when his political instinct
convinced him that victory would be on the
side cf the protectionists, his economic views
underwent a few gymnastic performances and
the Senator came ont a high protectionist
Sound on Finance.
Some ot his friends say that the next Con
gress will witness quito a moderation in his
views upon revenue reduction and that he will
advise his party to take a less extreme position
than they took in the last Congress, with tbe
hope of checking any exodus that there may
be from the party because of its extreme atti
tude. ' On the silver question the Iowa Senator
is also a remarkably clever trimmer. In private
conversation his views expressed are as sound
as any sensible Eastern financier could ask. bnt
in public speeches he always seems to have in
mind tbe electoral votes of the sliver producing
West. His chief reason for refusing the Sec
retaryship of the Treasury under Harrison was
the fear that he-wonld have to declare himself
decisively with the-West or with the East on
the question- of silver coinage, and now he is
said to be thanking his stars for this as well as
other reasons that he is not in the President's
A Presldental Possibility.
This is Allison's third term in tbe Senate. It
will expire in two years and he will be re
elected, probably. Then look out for the Pres
ldental nomination of 1S92, if you don't want
Allison to get it. His friends expect him to
got it though tbey are not saying much about
it now. And why shouldn't he if the party
doesn't want Harrison again! Among both
parties there is a strong prejudice against East
ern candidates, and the desire to nominate a
Western man will become all the stronger with
the admission of the new States. Tbe West
has other good Fresidental timber besides Al
lison, but none of it seems, from the present
point of view at least to be so available for
party purposes. Allison would enter tbe field
with probably the solid backing of the Repub
lican Senators. "
An Interesting Figure.
None of the Senatorial "club" is more popu
lar. The Iowa Senator is now also one of the
most influential men in tbe horseshoe. Tbe
L older statesmen of the Edmunds, Hoar and
Sherman type are losing their grip, and the
more active and younger men like Allison and
Aldrich and Spooner are "coming to the front
as wise leaders. Although Allison is 60 years
of age, he is looked-upon as one of the younger
men, because he affiliates more with them and
is still so foil of energy and industry. He will
be an interesting man to watch during the
next three years.
Tbe Just and tbe Unjust.
From the Philadelphia Times.:
Nowadays the rain does not fall alike upon
the just and tho unjust for it is tbe unjust who
accumulate the umbrellas.
A OIBB named Crow was married by a
preacher named Gosling in Jackson county,
Ohio, lass week.
Tits canal banks at Willlamsport Pa-swarm
witb millions of tadpoles that will be served up
as restaurant f rocs next fall.
A tbaVEXINO tatooer is deplctlne patriotic
and other devices on tbe arms, legs and backs
of the young men of Willlamsport Ps.
TnEESls a case in court at Ashland, O.
which had its origin in a dispute about 9. At
this date tbe costs and attorneys' fees amount
to about 1,000.
The stone point of a plow once guided by
some aboriginal plowman has just been un
earthed at Lamb's Creek, Jf a by Mr. Thomas
Warters. It resembles tbe point of a "flatland"
A tbeetop Is a very unusual place to find a
dead body in, yet that is where they found John
Ernest's body. The Bethel, O., police don't
know whether he died of heart disease or was
A Xenia, O., boy who has been In the habit
of driving a cow to pasturo on the back ot a
horse has recently taught the horse to drive
tbe cow to pasture without bis rider, which tbe
animal does with tbe greatest diligence and
alacrity, keeping the bovine to strict account
in the middle of the road.
. -A. bull was found on a bank of a quarry at
a Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, farm yes
terday that disappeared a week ago. The sup
position is that he fell from the top of tbe
bank, a distance of 25 feet. He looked as
though he was half starved, and he had eaten
all the grass and roots within his reach. A
scaffold was erected, and in that way he was
A ladt down In-West Virginia was "placed
in a very embarrassing position by losing her
bonnet in a curious way. She wears mourning,
her husband havfng died a short time ago, and
while riding in, a street car one windy day last
week, the wind"hlew her long veil out of tho
window. The vefkeanght on some part ot a car
going in an opposite direction and pulled her
bonnet bom her lead as well at .a piece of
false hair she wai wearing. The car was
crowded at the tunemnd the laetaeat oausei; a
great deal of merriatent.
The dog tax of France" gives the Suttol
as awsaal reveaue of about JtSOO.000.
Statistics jast. published show that th'ereS
are 2,272 soldiers 8 feet or over in height in thef
Mr. Pete Nutt of Dade County, Ga., '-"'
. has a chicken-eating sale He eats them raw, "
and will chase a fat hen- for a mile, it neces
sary. After fJouthera- Californians have
scooped out the insldes of some of their Chilli
squashes they successfully use tbe rind as row
boats. Alexander GrahAa Sell in Science cal
culates that a mother in talking to her infant
speaks 38,000 words a day equal to about
four hoars' continuous talking. .
A plant has been discovered; the juice
of which will make people laugh. Theeditors
of the funny papers ougbtto send a bottle ot
juice to each one of their subscribers .-
Warden Toner, ofthe Hew Castle,-Del.,
jail, has received a bushel of ping tobacco.f or
distribution among the prisoners. Tbe donor
signs himself: "One who has been there."tf-
In a charity fair recently ffeld at
Vienna, in the Princess d'Aremberg'sjjpalace,
an English millionaire paid 10.000 florins for. tbe 1
pleasure of kissing one cheek ot the princesaV
Dynamite was used to stop the progress?.;
'of tbe fire in Dublin, Ga. The total lossls-
ranch less than was reported, and will fbofrnpV
23,000.- Two bouses were blown up, which"arV
rested the flames. - ,- - .'
Baron Liebig, the German chemist,5 says ;
that "as much flour as can lie on the point of a
table knife contains as much nutritive constit
uents as eight quarts of the best and most nu
tritious beer that is made." , V
Signal Post, CaL, possesses a school
teacher who believes in discipline A local
paper remarks: "Our energetic and enter
prising teacher followed a runaway pupil to his
home and there chastised him.' "
The "Colombophile Congress and
Monster Toss" will take place at Paris. This Is
not a species of bull-tight, with pigeon fanciers
as picadors, matadors, etc; but a great flight of
100.000 pigeons, to be started from the Troca
dero on August 4.
Peter Laing, who is 104 years of age,
has just been admitted to church membership
in Elgin, Scotland. He admits that he has been
a little tardy in joining the church, but now
that he has joined.be intends to go right in
with tbe otheryoung folks and do his share of
Mrs. T. J. McGill, of Dawson, Ga.,
missed a hen from her poultry yard one day
this week, and two days later herhensbipwas
discovered in the well perched on the sand
box. Tbe bucket was let down and placed
under her.wben she got upon It, was drawn ont
and evidenced joy at her deliverance by eating
a hearty meal and singing around the yard in
a merry strain.
Otto Feyerbend, of Bay City, Mich.,
owns a greyhound that Otto be appreciated by
his owner. Otto rode on a street car the other
day and disembarked without being noticed by
the doer, which was trotting along behind the
car. Nine hours afterward; when Otto came
to that street again, the dog was still following
the car. It Is estimated that the dog covered
100 miles that day.
The London Spectator says of theTJnited
States: "Her people are becoming the greatest
nation in tbe world. It Is probable that noth
ing short of actnal violence would now Induce
any nation to attack ber. while she could, if
she pleased, almost ruin the commerce of any
nation on tbe globe." It predicts that there
are children who may live to see the Bepublic
with a population of 200,000.000.
A cotemoorary states that Dr. Eisen
mann, cf Berlin, has Invented a piano which, .
by tbe aid of electro-magnetism, can sustain,
increase and diminish sound. This has been
attempted by other experts, notably Boehm,
tbe inventor of tbe metal Ante. Another nov
elty will be that by moving tbe electro-magnets
the timbre ot the tone Is changed: for ex
ample, from that of a violoncello to a piccolo.
A large alligator has made his head
quarters in BobertVorus' mill pond at Lump- (
kin, Ga-, as a summer watering place. He is
something less than 23 feet in length, and, when
his hunger gets unusually sharp, he simply
crosses over to the side where Robert keeps his
aviary and snaps a goose in twain, then stations
himself in tbe middle of the pond and laughs
at the boys with their popguns scattering shot
A minister at Trenton, Ga., engagec? to
marry a young man of that town for JloA'jl
went to thetrouble of providing himself .. ..i;
a new suit in order to officiate in style. Che'
minister then walked seven miles to' the
groom's house at the appointed time and
learned that the couple bad been married the
day before. A bill for 110 has been sent to tbe
young man. and if the hill is not paid the
preacher will enter suit for it. 't
Dr. T. S. Dekee has bought the body of ,
Will Debiil, tbe negro now awaiting in Thomas
county, Ga., jail the execution of the death
sentence in June. Debiil, for the valuable con- -.
slderatlon of 20 in hand paid, deeds his body
to the doctor. There has been considerable re
monstrance against bis course on the part of
tbe negroes, but Debiil says the 820 will enable
him to live comfortably tbe rest of his days,
and if tbe doctors can profit the living by hav
ing his body, be is willing. -
A remarkable discovery has just been 4
made at the Cathays Yard of the Taff Vail
Railway Campany. A large elm tree, grown in
Gloucestershire, was beinc cut up into timber,
when, right in the very heart, a cavity 8
feet long and 7 inches wide was discorered.Jt
contained a comb of the honey bee and a
squirrel's skull. "No means of access to the
hollow was discoverable, neither was decay
anywhere apparent, and around the cavity
itself no less than 50 'rings.' each ring denoting
a year's growth, were counted. Tbe hollow was
of uniform size throughout, and presented the
appearance of having been bored with an
augur, and. great though its dimensions were,
it was practically filled with tbe comb, inti
mating that the bees were in possession for
several years. How the bees got there is a
mystery. It is surmised that a squirrel once
occupied a decayed bole In the tree, 'cleared
away the decay, occupied tbe cavity as its own
and there died. Then the bees took possession
and filed the bole with comb, when by somo
means tbe entrance, which must have been
small, became stopped, the large quantity of
grub and fly being taken as evidence that tbe
nest was not voluntarily deserted. Then for 60
years the growth ot the timber went on. The
entrance being hermetically sealed, the comD
kept in good condition until found."
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
It won't belong until they will be taking
the "bait" measure or the Oklahoma boom.-,
High toned native (in Texas store) I
want a night shirt. . . ,
Clerk Yes, sir. Two nip pockets or one? TAs
Jones' Apprehensions. Brown Ten En-
.1IK aMMia om A nvoi Aft tTis 1t faTTlr
Jones (wbols very rich and the father of several. V 1
daughters)-Ureat goodness! Not all dukes, X
hope. Texas Sifting!. ' "t
Hr. Hohbs I see that a Newport (Pa.)
farmer has a hairless calf on exhibition. What ".-
remarkable freak that Is.
Mrs. Hobbs Kemarkable? why. you're bald-
headed yourself, John. iilnntapolit Tribune.
Mrs. Hashcroft Did you ever see any of
thU leatherette, Hr. Billings, the latest substitute
Billings I have often seen leather et as a sub
stitute for piecrust Mrs. Hashcroft. Tern Haute
Indianapolis Tailor Have you any fur
ther suggestion, sir. abont your trousers?
Indiana man (thoughtfully) Yes. You'd better
fortify the seats with some extra cloth. I expect
to goto Washington In a day or two to seethe
President. Sort. Courier.
Another "dress suit suicide" occurred
last week, this time la Chicago. In addition to
the regulation dress suit the unhappy man had
arrayed himself in a brand new shirt. With such
a combination o'f miseries the cause for the rash
act Is not hard to guess. Ttrrt Haute Erprttt.
Valet (ringing np the doctor at 11:36 P.
M. ) Councillor M sends his compliments, and
desires you to come 10 aim at once.
Doctor (en dishabille) Good gracious! What IS1
the matter with him? . : -
Valet He wants a fourth hand for a rnbberof.
whist. iumomfeAe Jllactter.
"You need rest" said the doctor, "and
vou must have perfect quiet."
"All right" replied the patient "I'm glad i
enough to bear it; I'll go into a monastery rlghy
away." - -a
Won't do," said the doctor, shaking his headjl
too much excitement, ion go to southern Cal
A Modern Wooing. Bertie Who I
Bertlc-V.'ho broke It oil?
Bertie WelL wh&i did vou and thsnnoM-'
tleman have to ao witn it,anywayr t 3Uimi:if tl.
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