Newspaper Page Text
i ,.SLfl ' -Sr,-S ."HTJRJPri ."W 1 1- - ''J ' -.r -' .' ,";' J. - re t .? -i. i WILiaE'CLLINS1 " ErBot AmEricen Navel, THE FIRST AND ONLY ONE EVER WRITTEN BY HIM, ENTITLED The Only EirlQtOvErlQQk Will beTiubllshed In COMPLETE form in The Pittstiurg Dispotch Of Sunday next. June 9. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1S16. Vol. , So. lis. EntereCatPlttsbnrgPostoace, J ovember It, I8S as second-class matter. Business Office 97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing' House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street i Average net cit eolation of the daily cili tlon of Tbe Dispatch for six month ending June 1, 1SS9. 27,824 Copies per Issue. Average net circulation of the Sunday edi tion of Tbe Dlipntcli for Slay, 1SS9, 47,468 Copies per Uaue. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. POSTAGE niEC IX THE UNITED STATES. XUTLT DISPATCH. One Year. t S 00 Daily Dispatch, Per Quarter. 2 0 Daily Dispatch, One .Month " Daily Dispatch, Including bunday, one year WOO Daily DisrATCH, including bunday, per quarter. 20 Daily Dispatch, including bandar, one month BrM)AY Dispatch, oneycar. S50 Weekly Dispatch, one year 115 Tbf DAiLTDisrATCH Is delivered by carriers at J5eentsperweek,orlncludlugthebundayedltlon, at 20 cents per week. PITTSBURG. THURSDAY, JUNE 6. 1889. THE PBOGBESS OF THE WORK. The work of restoration and relief at Johnstown seems to he going steadily for ward. That is the leading feature of the news which was received yesterday; and while there is still an immense amount of work to be done, its steady progress and the report that no more laborers are needed, carry the inference that the -workers have got the npper hand, and that it is now bnt a qnestion of time until the homeless are clothed and housed, the dead buried and the ruins cleared away. The most urgent work now, and that for which the present forces seem most likely to prove inadequate is that of removing the danger of pollution from the streams. The public has been duly warned of the necessity of caution in using river water; but no ex pense or labor should be spared in restoring the streams to a safe condition. Following the most pressing work is that of fixing the responsibility for the calamity. This was commenced yesterday by a "West moreland county coroner's jury, and it will doubtless be taken up by other tribunals until the matter has received a lull "aTd-JS7 , dieial investigation. CARTOGRAPHY EPIBAORDINABY. A good many very interesting produc tions in the wayof illustrations, diagrams und maps of lje Johnstown disaster were necessarilEvoked by the haste with which yurnalVAttempted to give the public an jteTorthat terrible calamity. The map hich the New York Herald publishes con cerning the storm is a very good example of tlTe curious production which hasty attempts to portray the topography and course of the storm necessitated. More time and care were evidently spent -on- the Herald's map than on a good many other illustrations of the disaster, and yet it contains some very peculiar features. From this map it would be understood .that the storm included a cataclysm that threw up a range of mountains in what has heretofore been a notably champaign coun try, for the map displays a range of well defined hills all the way along the shore of lake Erie from Buffalo to south of Cleve land and Sandusky, where the oldest, in habitant has heretofore failed to discover elevated ground equal to the Fifth avenue tump. The Herald's map contains large black squares which in tbe foot note are stated to "indicate the line of the passage of the storm and where- the damage was chiefly done." As such squares are located by the map, both at Cleveland and Pitts burg, where the storm was a peculiarly mild and soothing one, it indicates the manner in which such illustration partakes rather of tbe lingo of the cartographer, than of the exact report of the event Lots of illustrations, like a good many other fea tures of theTeports of the disaster, have to be taken with a grain of salt. A HONEY KING'S PALACE. The information that Mr. Collis jj. Hunt ington has paid 5430,000 for a small lot on upper Fifth avenue, in NewTork, on which he will build a mill:on-dollar residence, is one of the items which the newspapers of that city are enjoying. Residences costing atnillion and a half for American citizens afford a rather strong contrast to the circum stances of the common people undir the best circumstances. But when the corporation king who indulges in that ostentation has secured the wealth far it "rom money loaned ,br the Govcrrsmcrt, w!.'eh he refuses to re pay? tbe matter n-sr-3PS i Mill more un pleasant aspect, yir. Ettntiagtoi's "mil Jion-ahd-a-half palace," as an aatairing New York; coterupc-ary calls it, will do m'ore'in-the way of making Socialists than Mott'could in a lifetime. SHOULD BE FULLY ASCERTAINED. Discussion of responsibility for the ap palling affair at Johnstown is precipitated by direct charges in the New York un that the dart was such as should not Lave been depended upon, and that the provisions for overflowwere of that inadequate character which onghfto Tiave commanded the notice of prudent people. .Before deciding upon this inevitable question intelligently. The DrSPAtCH'has, thought and still thinks, the evidence should be formally gathered. To impute responsibility for the most dread ful calamity of modern times obviously calls for at least as thorough an understanding as may be had of the causes, ana of the ex tent to which they might have been foreseen,-it that were in any degree possible. Now, however, that the matter is up, a few obvious suggestions merit notice. That the dam was insufficient is so tefrlbly demonstrated that merely to mention thefact mav look like cheap -wisdom alter the proof. i,2Ievertheless, it will not. do to' dismiss tht jquehtion'on the ground that fcbat happened was snloreseen, . J-at issue in me case-is W$ m$mm whether it should not have been foreseen, not necessarily as a sure occurrence, but even as a remote possibility. This is prob ably not the rule of law, which may call for no more than ordinary care and prudence in fixinc the measure of legal liability. But the le?al liability is the smallest conT sideration in the case, and the tribunal whose ruling is involved in this matter is higher even than the courts of law. For this very reason, however, the public will patiently await the careful gathering of the facts before forming its judgment Terrible though the catastrophe has been, seeming, indeed, to involve all possible horrors that even imagination might sug gest it would add a new shock to believe that human negligence was a prime factor in the case. Before the phenomena of nature, the unlooked-for and undreamed-of extraordinary dispensations of Providence, publics opinion, bowever aghast, can ever but submissively bow. But in these days, when science is so quick in its observation and material resources are so abundant, the measure of public expectation from both is rightly both confi dent and exacting wherever the safety of life is concerned. So must it continue to be. Thus far the bulk of the statements seems to point to the belief that no suspicion was entertained of the insufficiency of the dam by the experts who were familiar with it; and that the rain-fall was unprecedented and beyond range of thought or expectation. But if the facts as intimated by some of the . newspaper correspondents on the ground be otherwise if in truth whatever they be it is due all around that they should come out. The public will sincerely hope that the charges conveyed by our New York cotem porary may be met and disproved. That an official inquiry of some sort is necessary is, however, now very evident "Whatever the trnth is let it be established. LEGISLATIVE WOEK. Among other matters which the State ad ministration has possibly taken into consid eration, but has not shown any signs of acting upon, is that of calling an extra session of the Legislature. Yet it is beyond question that there is some important matter for the Legislature to take into considera tion, in connection with the disaster. The question of State aid for the sufferers by the floods is perhaps an open one. Yet when the whole country is pouring in its voluntary contribution the wealthy State of Pennsylvania might possibly conclude that it is well to do something for the relief of its own sufferers. But outside of that there is work of the utmost importance for the Legislature to do in the way of appropria tions for sanitary work. The State Board of Health should be able to do a work of priceless value by securing prompt purification of the streams and thor ough precautions against the spread of an epidemic that is likely to follow such a flood. But the work that should be done costs money, and the Board ot Health has little or none. Its appropriation of $5,000 is a petty one in the best of times, and whe. an occasion of this sort' arises it is nothing in comparison with what is needed. A State administration that was capable of rising to the occasion would have had tbe Legislature ronvened by this time with a message stating the dSb1 of sanitary and re lief appropriations. OwvLegislature may notbeery brilliant booyrtPUt il would JiST: sense enough to do what i3HeC8Sarx in view of this disaster. A NOVEL THEORY. The action of the State Board of Pardons in commuting the sentence of Johnson, who was convicted of the murder of Mr. Sharp less, near Philadelphia, reveals a rather novel view of the functions of that board. The board state that, while they are not convinced of Johnson's innocence, yet they are not satisfied beyond a doubt that he is guilty. Therefore they deem it best to com mute his sentence to imprisonment for life in the hope that if any further evidence should be disclosed establishing his inno cence fully, he can receive a full pardon. "What the board would do if new evidence should be discovered establishing his guilt beyond a doubt.it does not undertake to say. This seems to indicate an idea on the part of the Board that it is its duty to try over again cases which have already been tried and on which verdicts have been rendered by the regularly constituted "courts. It was the business of the court which tried John son to determine whether his guilt was es tablished beyond a reasonable doubt. The verdict was to the effect that it had been so established; and while a good many people dissent from that verdict perhaps without sufficient knowledge of the case to make their opinion of great value, it is certainly a question of decided importance whether it is the duty ot the Pardon Board to try the case over again and to require the pro ductions before it of convincing proof of the guilt of the man convicted. That theory would make it necessary to try all murder cases over twice, and to erect a Pardon Board into a court of re view or rather a second tribunal for the trial of capital cases. Of course the discovery of new evidence, or the statement that mitigat ing circumstances call for action by the BoaA are-just grounds for its action; but it is a new legal theory for the Board to re selve itself intd a criminal court, and require capital cases to be tried twice. LEGAL KEX03M. Some perception of thetrreat necessity for a reform in the. methods of our courts which shall secure a prompter disposition of cases bronghtbefore them .is shown by the fact that a member of the bar who is also a member of the Illinois Legislature, had a bill pending in that body providing for the prompter trial of certain classes of cases. The bill provided for what is called "a short cause calendar." In brief it contem plated taat cases which Would not take over sa hour's time of the court, should bo placed on a special calendar by themselves, sad th-t at least one day in each' week should be devoted to the disposition of such cases. Such a reform as this would certainly provide a prompter disposition of what are probably the less important cases "before the court; but-it would be only a moderate mit igation of the great trouble. The real thing that is needed is such a reform and aboli tion of the delays or the law, and of'the plentitude of unnecessary forms, that xases which may involve a much longer tame in trial, shall be disposed of more promptly. "We should have some means of arriving at the justice and trnth involved in each case so that it would be impossible for a cause like that or" Myra Clark Gaines to stretch over a term of 60 or 70 years and to out-live both plaintiff and defendants. Tbe tedious and unnecessarily slow proceedings of such a case as the Stewart will case which hast now been in course of hearing before a Master lor some years.should be so reformed as to be impossible The fact is, thai'there is now a great deal' of delay and TJTolongatloli of certain cases which resuit'to-inc-prontoi me lawyers ana masters at the cost of lifigants'anathe genj. 1THE. -eral public. It may be wclFensugh to give a certain common class of cases a prompt hearing, but it ismuch more important to adopt such a mode of procedurc-that all cases can be promptly disposed of without loitering over unnecessary forms and quibbles. The report that Hippolyte has routed the forces of Legitime and captured Port-au-Prince perhaps explains the withdrawal of the Haytian Commission appointments. It may be well to know what government a commission is going to negotiate with, before appointing it The irony of fate was never more bitterly set forth than in an interview on -the base ball situation with Glasscock, of the Indianapolis team. That authority accounts for Pittsburg's poor standing in the inter national record "by the fact that "they have no pitchers." "When we recall the time when the Pittsburg-managers used toliire a new pitcher after every adverse event upon the diamond, to be told now that they have no pitchers is equivalent to saying that the glory is departed from their house. Possibly the people of Pennsylvania will reflect about the time of the next State election, that executive officials selected to obey the directions of a special political organization, are not likely to rise to the height of a great emergency. Upos- the fact that Beverly Tucker, while his appointment as a Haytian Com missioner was pending, ordered a half a dozen new flannel suits, a Washington cor respondent bases the prediction that Mr. Blaine will yet succeed in landing his democratic friend in some warm climate. The prediction is safe enough -with the qualification that if Mr. Blaine does not succeed, Mr. Beverly Tucker will laud Mr. Blaine in exceeding! hot quarters. The renewal, by Senator Payne, of Ohio,' of his positive declaration that lie will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate, shows that Senator Payne has clear perception of what is "best for the in terest of Henry B. Payne. A new law in New York forbids the selling, not only of cigarettes, but of cigars and tobacco in any shape, to boys Tinder 16 years of age. This is strict caro for the physical and moral welfare of the boys on paper. Before New York multiplies laws tor the protection of the youth of that State it would be wise to provide some as surance that tbe laws will amount to some thing more than the vast bulk already ex-J isting, of dead-letter legislation. New York informs the rest or the coun try that only S136.000 of the $160,000 re quired to build that marble arch remains to be raised. It thinks that that is about the proportion which the rest of the country ought to. turn in. The dispute in which the New York Dem ocrats are indulging as to whether Governor David B. Hill was, or was not, hissed dur ing the speech at the dinner to Mr. Cleve landlast week, seems to place the Governor of New York on about the samopublic level as Mr. Kyrle Bellew. There may be doubt whether both these characters have been hissed; but there does not seem to be souchuestioo A-to WbclEer "both of then deserve it A study; of the litigation on the tele phone question is beginning to create a tolerably well-founded suspicion that the telephone patents will make a bigger bonanza for the lawyers than for the in ventors. . A "Wisconsin- prophet informs us, among other curious things that are to hap pen, that "The lapse of time will end on December 27, 1899." If the lapse of time is to end then, the presumption is that time will continue to go forward steadily from that date; but the "Western prophet is very plainly of the opinion that when time ceases to lapse, something else probably this mundane sphere will commence 'to collapse. It is rather interesting to learn that Sec retary Blaine-lias taken a leaf from the genial Daniel Laraont's-book and goes over to New York with his wife for "shopping." Theee is certainly no reason for the re ported opinion that TJncle Jere Busk low ered the dignity of the Agricultural De partment by driving a hay cart Lowering the dignity of the Agricultural Depart ment would be a jyiod deal like that im possible task of spoiling an unmerchanta ble egg. PERSONAL FACTS AND FANCIES. John Gilbert, the veteran comedian, is til in Boston. Mes. Fredkeica Netlson, formerly a Nor wegian actress, is "evangelizing" in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Hawley and her little daughter have gone to Europe, where the Senator will rejoin them latter in the season. Pkof. James Russell Lowell- will reoc enpy Elmwood, at Cambridge, Mass., on his return from England next fall. Lord Bbassey has placed the Sunbeam at the disposal of Lord Tennyson, who will cruise in it as soon as tho weather fulfils the promise ot May. HexbtW. Graham, tho tallest police offi cer-in New York, is also the only bicyclist on- thefurce. He is Eli feet and seven inches and rides a 60-Inch wheel. A statue of Joan of Arc by Fremiet now in theTIacodcs Pyramtfles. Paris, is to bere placed'byanotlicr.andastherpresent one could with some alteration be made to fit one bfNeW York's Ions-felt wants in that direction, she should not let tho opportunity s'ip. Mrs. SLCcrjr, v ho has jns: come up from South Aiuri' a. "n a th.y craft trtrllt by her 1'CS band,taystl.at .Vie ska. looks back over her adventures i ith pleasure, fho would not Uko to 4 repeat then. The boat is &o small that there is scarcely anycamn, and there was no wayof heating it, no matter howcold tha-weathcr: She and her'f anally suffered more from want of exercise than anything else, as tho boat was too small to permit of walking on the deck. The- voyago would have been very lonely but that they managed to haVe plenty of reading matter aboard. Nothing can be happier1 or more peaceful than tho lifer at Sandringbaar, and whether alone or entertaining their friends; the Prince and Princess aro an ideal hostand hostess. They donor, as a rule, appear at breakfast: but shortly after 11 they come down and spend the rest of tbe day with their guests. In winter luncheon is generally taken at some cottage near where skating is going -on, and thfe Prin cess and the guests join the skaters and walk with them after luncheon is over. Tea is al ways ready In the hall at 5, and everyone ap pears, the men In velvet suits and Knicker bockers and the ladles in tea gowns. Dinner is at 8, and the evening is passed either in danc ing or games, and about 12 the Prince ami Princess give the signal for retiring, and those wbogoto bed early can get to"rest; bnt the majority of theguestso tothe smoking room till atfearly hour in tho mornirig. Cuuniilal'loPT Oborrj KrolKukv iWABHliTOTOKJtme 6. Th&Secretary of the' Interior, to-day; accepted the resignation orlionemisht'haTe-tafcen this-multitude JtnafiOlierinCoiQinisloncr of Indiau Af- jgoa who bnUt'tha t wrot fabej EOTHBTJEG , DISPATCH,. WORKFOMLLMEN. Gautier ,SteeI Works Em ployes to Get ToDay A FULL MONTH'S WAGES. A Godsend to SoOcrlngi JfamlHes rientjr for Laborer to Do In the Future Talk of Startlnc the Cambria Company's Mllli Estimates of Damages. iritOM X STAFF COBBESPONDEKT.J Johnstown, Juno 5. The first steps looking toward a resumption of work in the Cambria Iron Works and the Gautier steel department were taken to-day by the officials of tho latter company. The following notices were posted on the improvised bulletin boards throughout the town to-day: 'All Gnntier steel department employes are re quested to report at the general office to-morrow morning, the 6th Inst., at 9 o'clock, for work. . reigned. L. L. SMITH, Company Agent. The notice attracted considerable attention among tho former employes of the mill, who wanted to begin work again in order to make some money by which they could recuperate their losses. The majority of them lost all their household goods and-n ant to get on their feet as soon as possible. Among others tho notice had a much greater significance. It was whispered around town that the company wanted to pay the men off and discharge them. After doing this they would tear down the little of the works that are remaining, take out what machinery was left and move tb another locality. It was stated that several years ago the company had determined to- move the greater part of their mill to a point In the State within SO miles of Johnstown. A Godsend to Mill Men. Iho announcement of tho rumor had a de pressing effect on the citizens of the town, who would grieve very much to see the works moved. Officers of "the company stated that there was no probability that this would be done. The object of the meeting of the em ployes to-day is-to count the list of survivors and thus help determine how many of their men tho company has lost. Tho following Is tho number of men they employed in the chief departments of the works: In the steel mill proper 834 men were working last week; in the hart) mill there were 100; 454 men were em ployed in tbe wire mill last week, and in the mechanical departments there were between 60andlW. The total ndmberwas about 1.7i,0 Of this number there were probably one-half lost, according to the estimates made by the heads of tbe departments. At the meeting to-morrow the men will be Jiaid what is due them by the company. The atter owed them almosttwo weeks' pay when the flood came, and always kept two -weeks' wages back. The companv will paytbem in f nlL The month's pay will be a godsend to the men, who are totally destitute. Atthe meet ing the company will hire their old men back again, if they wish to work as laborers, tearing down the dismantled mill. The men will be paid the same wages as other laborers are get ting in the town, $2 per day. After all the debris has been cleared away the company Wilt Rebuild the Works. The mill will be enlarged, and its capacity for turning out the finished product will f)$ in creased. New and improved machinery will be put into the mill, wbjph nafreally been ben efited by the floodyrtfwas stated aronnd the offices of the Cambria Iron Company to-day that the comnafiywonldT-eallystart up at once, and that sjjBefwonld be made in 30 days. This is an oldjfumorand is without! oundation. The -fcompaayttill rebuild as soon aspossible, but they cjfn't make steel by July 1. The mill is in aVey crippled condition, and it will require over a week's work to remove the debris. The machinery in some parts of the mill has been rendered useless and will have to be replaced. Thu win take considerable time, and the ex- lent of the damage will not be known for scv- o-nl waaI'K A great many people imagine that the Cam bria Iron Company and the- Gautier steel de partiriftnt are two different corporations. They are different as far as organization and ac counts are concerned, but the same stock holders own both plants. Tbe Cambria Iron Company makes iron and steel, whilrthe other mills only usehe steel made in the former and work it into the finished product Tho los3 to tl.e stockholders by the damage done at both mllls will amount to, as near as can be esti mated, S43o000. McSWIOAN. AMONG THEW0RKERS. Scenes Among: the JMen Who are AtttmpticT tbe Herculean Task of Clearing tho Wrecknso Away Every thing Going Forward' , Systematically. rraOM A STAFF COBRESPOSDEIIT.l Johnstown, June 5. To-dar the work of clearing tho city of Johnstown of all the rub bish and debris and bunting for the dead bodies which are still within the ghastly ruins has been continued. There has been much ac complished already, and the men who have been engaged since last Saturday nave labored as only- heroes can in such a gigantic task as was before them. They did not work for any personal gain or profit. They came here and went to work prompted by the noblest princi ple of human nature unselfishness. The energy. perseveTence and undaunted effort they have displayed deserve nothing less than tbe highest admiration and appreciation. Bnt to-day the plan of work, is a different one. Unfortunately the number of people who ate ready to sacrifice themselves for the benefit of their fellow creatures Is comparatively small, and when the endurance of tho volunteers failed there was nobody to take their places. The volunteer army diminished as the hours advanced, and instead of making any headway with the work of clearing the unfortunate city, the task seemed to become greater, because only gradually could tbe enormity of the labor be realized. This fact became mantfestto Cap tain W. R. Jones, of Braddock: Mr. William FHnn, of Pittsburg, and Contractor Evan Jones as soon as they came on tho ground and saw what was before them. Work-Systematlcnllr Carried On. "It is impossible," said JSvan Jones, "to ex pect a corps of volunteers to do this work to the finish. There are not enough men in the country to do such a-thinpr for nothing. Cap tain Jones, ,Mr. Flinn and myself talked this matter over, and Mr. Flinn concluded to hire men and pay them. Captain Jones is paying his men also, and now we are in a position to hire all theroen who are willing to work. The re sult has been that we have now about 6,000 men encaeednn tbe field and everything is going along rapidly and systematically." The statement of Mr. Jones has proved itself true beyond a doubt by the fact that more work has been accomplished to-davtban In the entire time suice1a.it Saturday. The working mn are composed of tbe following corps: E rth SfFlinn. employes of the Edgar Thom .p kin 1 Works, the National Tube Works, of Mt S.lc vrr ;tleHurtman Steel Company, of il- T : Lorg & Co.'s steel works, from C a""i " . a. number of smaller companies ot ucrt fie pcrounding towns. All of these men st1o "iM'titents, anerfromthelini where THE Uicpatch headquarters aro situ ated, Johnstown considerably resembles jnst now a military camp. "One advantage or paying men," said one of tho foremen from the Beaver Falls brigade, "lies in the fact that you can give orders to a man you pay and than brings- better .results than having men work as' thcypleaie. Thera are so many voluntfeers here, who have applied themselves to this work out of principles of pure humanity, and, men who can well afford to do such a thing, that it would not be fair to expect a poormanto work tor nothing;" An Array of Tollers; "I have taken tho bull by the horns," said Evan Jones to-day, '4nd I have started this morning to do a thing that was Imperative. I have told my men to apply the torch to any thing that can be burnt in safety. It is the best method of making headway. lam a contractor and I kuowbow buildings have to be wrecked, as well as built, and when this rubbish has been demolished by fire we willliavo clear sailing.' TneBoothri Flinn corps and the rest of the workmen ae- in first-rate .organization. The tents cover the ground for acres, and they have all the supplies they want. The Chamber of Commerce is doing the work in a very effective manner. There are blankets In all tbe tents. At dinnertime to-day it was quite a sight to see tbe men. When the clock struck 12 from the tower ot the fresbyterlan Church everybody laid down pick, shovelandax. to, go to head quarters. There were four tables erected on !, field -to-da.v. each of them about 150 f ept lone, and here all the men .sat down tor hive' th'elr- meal. There were Italians, Huns, Ger, mass, Swedes ang ttussians, as wen as Amerl-cans--in fact, from tho many tonuses spoken, one miaht'htTe taken this-multitude for the '.AsHSSsctCjS i EHUBSDJLT, JUSB."B,- FODR'HARD PROBLEMS. Cfuesttohs at Present Perplexing, the State Department France, .England, Canada, and Hnytl Encti Concerned la tbe Annoy Ins Maridle. Washington June i The. State Depart ment has at present four international prob lems on hand in viewing our relations with En gland, France, Germany and Hayti. The trouble with Germany grows out of tho Samoan question, and that seems to be practi cably settled by tbe treaty framed in Berlin as cabled to tho J'ost-Ditpatch, and which will probably be signed by all the parties concerned next week. There is no doubt that Secretary Blaino will cable his approval to the American commissioners and instruct them to sign for the United States, As a matter ot fact tbey have full power to do so under their commis sions without waiting to hear from the Secre tary on tho point; bnt since the cable has como into general use it is the invariable- prac tice now for the envoy to consult tbe Secretary at ever' step in the negotiations. The Samoan difficulty is now practically out of the way. That Drcssmnkei's Bill. Then comes ourrurapas with France on ac count of the French dressmaker, who caused the police authorities of Nice and Mentone to deal so harshly with the Brooklyn ladles who were traveling over there and happened to do a little unfortunate shopping. It is not appre hended that we shall have any serious trouble with Franco on the petticoat question. The difficulty will be adjusted amicably, although Representative McCreary, tbe successor of Per ry Belmont as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the House of Representa tives, said that there was nothing that could more quickly arouse him to advise the exercise of a spirited f oreitrn policy than tbe slightest injury done to the ladies, bless them, American ladies preferred, of course. Ministet-Reld's Silence. No report has yet been received at the State Department about the Mentone episode from our Consul at Nice or our agent at Mentone, both of whom were cognizant of the matter. The Chief of the Consular Burean of tho State Department says he does not expect to receive reports direct from these officials. They will report, he supposes, to Minister Held, and in his representation to the French foreign offi cers. Minister Reid will use the information thus obtained. Bnt until Mr. Van Nostrand called at tbe State Department to make his complaint, nothing was heard from Minuter Kcld. although the incident happened a month before and he has had at least tno weeks in France to investigate it and he has not yet re ported any progress to the State Department, The Fisheries Dispute. It looks as if we were to have a renewal of pur troubles with England in regard to both the seal fisheries of Alaska, where We claim exclusive jurisdiction, and with the other fish eries in the Canadian waters of the North Atlantic, where the British claim exclusive jurisdiction. The British desire to have the three-mile law applied to the fishing waters of the Candian coast. But that principle the Government of the United States does not ac cept We will give the Canadians a monopoly of the fishing in the waters within three miles of their fishing banks, out in regard to our islands In liehring's Sea, which, by process of natural selection, have become the territorial home and tbe breeding-place of practically all the fur seals of the world, we hold that these seals belong to the United States, whether tbey are spending the summer on the islands or 100 miles out at sea on their way to or from the spot of ground, which the sagacious animals have made their home. 1 Bearing Sen Trouble. These seals are different from the Canadian fish. The latter propagate in the waters of the ocean and are cosmopolitan, but of the five or ten million fur seals which now constitute the world's stock, there is not one that was not born on American soil, barring the few that still make their homo in tbe Commander Islands which are situated on the Russian side of Behring Sea, just across the way from our seal islands. The seals are different from all other fish, and being native born, we hold that tbey are entitled to the protection of the American flag. In tha act of July lj 1S70, to prevent the extermination of fur-bearing ani mals in Alaska, it Was held that it shall be unlawful to kill s-id seals at any time "upon the Islands of tt. Paul and St. George, or on the waters a 'j- cant thereto by the use of fire artnsorothji means tending to drive the seals aft Jf from said Islands." The title of tbe act takeD in conjunction with this prohibition' c.ves-a full expression of tbe ground which this Government takes in ths seal fishery ques tion. American Vessels Seized. The Canadians have commenced to make more seizures of American fishing vessels in the North Atlantic, apparently with the view of urging an application of these three-mile principles-all around, but it won'twork. This Government will hold on to th3 seal fisheries and protect the seals. We have no fighting vessels Up in the waters of Behring Sea now, and none have been ordered up there. Tbe Thetis is there. The Bear is going, but they are only arctic whaling steamers with no armament of any consequence, sufficient however, in the meantime to express Uncle Sam's-f nendly in tentions to the fur seals of Alaska. Hlppolyte-iind Hajtl, In regard to Hayti the State Department here is evidently waiting for :ho survival of the fittest in tbe contest between Legitime and Hippolyte, and it is aprarently believed that Hippolyte will soon be master of the situation. Bear Admiral Gerraids, who has just come up from Hayti, -called at the Stato Department and the NYhiteHonseto-day and expressed that opinion; AIMEE'S WARDROBE SOLD. Less Than Seven Per Ccut of Their Cost Itcnlized for Jewels and Costumes. Special Telegram- to The Dispatch. New York, June 6. Aimee's wardrobe and jewels were sold by auction at James P. Silo's salesroom, in Liberty street to-day, for the ben efit of ber orphan children. Herrmann, the magician, Mrs. Harry Miner and a few other professional people were present; bnt, although Herrmann did his share, dealers were the principal buyers. The buying was consequent ly not of a sentimental sort, and things were purchased for their practical value. The co quettish costumes in which Aimeo bad charmed mankind In "La Petit Due," "La Fille-De-Madarae Angot" "La Grande Duchesse," Girofle-Girolla" and others went for a'few dollars each, while ordinary gowns and similar commonplace articles brought much better prices. Tbe auctioneer estimated the original cost of the collection at something like 500,000 francs, and a good judge said that his estimate was not so much out of the way as such statements usually are. Thesalo scarcely realized 7 per cent of that amount. Tho Jewels were also sold at a ercat sacrifice. A pin formed of 60 diamonds arran"ed in a monogram. "M A." (Marie Aimcol, which he said cost 510,000, sold for but 1 55ft in spite of his suggestion that it could be resold advantageously to the Earl of Pem broke, who has use for it just now; as, accord ing to Mr. Silo, he IS about to marry ilary An derson. A FISH ATTA0E8 A SNAK& A RemnrkableBattlc Witnessed by a Fisher man IirGeorsIa. BMJFFTcnr Springs; Ga., Juno 5 Messrsr James Belcher andames Ingram, while fishing on Coleemokee creeks saw a 0-ipch black fish strike a 3-foot moccasin, and bonndinglO feet, inland, bung to tbe snake until knocked off with a stick. They killed the snake and ate the fish. They think the reason of this strange action of the fish was that there 2re so many- large fish in Coleemokee the small ones nave to carry their prey out on land to eat it THE KING?S-DUST. Thou shalt die, ' ' the priest said to the king. Thori shalt vanish like the leaves or spring. Like the-dust of any common thing one day. thou upon the winds shalt blow!" "Nay. noteo," the tlnsTsalJ. "Ishallstay Whllo the great sun in the sky makes day; lleaven and earth, when I do, pais away. In my tomb I wait till all things gol" Then the king died. And with myrrh and nard, Washed with palm wine, swathed in linen hard. Rolled in naptha gum, and nnder guard orhlsstcadfaittomb, they laid the king. Century Bed to century; still he lay i Whole as when they hid him first away Sooth, the priest bad nothing more to say; He. It seemed, the king, knew everything. One day armies, with tbe tramp of doom, Overthrew the huge blocks of the tomb"; Arrowy sunbeams searched its- chambered gloonr, Bedouins camped about tn6 saad-blown spot. Little-Arabs, answering to their name, .With a. broken1 mumy fed the flame, , Thea aSwindkmongtbe ashes came, "" Kew them lightly-alii the klng'w&s not! , .wMffltimmzmigmmBm rati. ? .?. 1889., AFRAIDQF THE DAMS. The People of Honesdale Threatened by Dangers - FRQIvfMANYGREAT LAKES. Nnmerons Mountain Reservolis, Situated at llelglnsof 400 to1,000 Feet Above tbe Populous Lnckawnnnn. Valley The Inhabitants of Honesdale Completely jit the Mercy of Walls of Masonry, ISrECIAL TELEOEiM TO THE DISFATCH.1 Honesdale, June 5. The frightful disaster caused by the bursting of the aam at the Cone maugh reservoir at Johnstown, has naturally turned the thoughts of tbe inhabitants of this ana other villages In tho Lackawanna Valley to their own peculiar situation as regards pos sible danger from the giving way of reservoirs. The Delaware and Hudson canal has its bead at Honesdale, and i3 fed by waters of nine mountain lakes, which have outlets to the Lackawaxcn and Dyberry rivers. Honesdale lies on a narrow plain between high hills at the junction of thoso two rivers. Tbe Lacka waxen is a precipitous stream, flow ing the greater part of its length through a con tracted valley, both boundaries of which are steep and lefty hills. Tbe head of the stream is 1,200 feet above Honesdale, 160 miles north west of tbe village, and at its source tbe water is confined by an immense dam, forming a reservoir of great depth, nearly two miles long and a quarter of a mile wide. Half way be tween that reservoir and Honesdale, and about 500 feet above the village, is a lake whose natural area has been doubled by the throwing of a dam across its outlet. Lakes That Cause Uneasiness. This lake covers an area of more than COO acres. Four miles from Honesdale, at an alti tude of at least S00 feet, is a body of water known as Elk Park, which is also confined by a dam. This lake covers 300 acres, and in places is SO feet deep. The same distance west from Honesdale.near tbe summit of the Mooslc Mountain.ncarly 1,000 feet above the village, are two large lakes,Stan tar pond and Keeue's'pond, both of them dammed reservoirs, although natural lakes. Cajah pond, a mile from Honesdale and at an altitude of 100 feet, is another large reservoir. Four miles northwest of Honesdale, and 800 feet above it is White Oak pond, a lake cover-, ing a square mile of surface. In Dyberry Val ley, which is coursed by a wild and precipitous stream, are Upper and Lower Wood's ponds, 1,000 feet high, and each several hundred acres in area. The opening in tbe Lackawaxen Val ley, on which Honesdale Is built, is not more than an eighth or a mile wide, the eastern boundary being a perpendicular wall of rock 300 feet high. At the Mercy of tbe Sams. It is doubtful if there is another place is the country that is completely at the mercy of walls of masonry confining such enormous volumes of water as Honesdale is. After the Mill river disaster in 1874 the usual sense of security in Honesdale could not be restored until the of ficials of the canal company made a thorough inspection of Its reservoirs hereabouts, strengthened some of the dams and reported thera as safe against any flood that might come. Sometime previous to that the village was thrown into alarm by a mounted courier who rode into the town from one of the reser voirs and announced that it was giving way. The people fled to the hills, but the expected disaster was averted. The dams have been in existence over SO years without any damage resulting, but the news of any catastrophe from the bursting of any reservoir anywhere In the country is al ways followed by a feeling of great uneasiness in Honesdale, bnt It was never so great as it is now since the terriDle disaster at Johnstown. Honesdale Is one ot the wealthiest and hand somest villages In the State. Tbe bursting of any one of the dams in tbe Lackawaxen Valley or in the M""q!" Mountain would sweep Hones dale away a c jrapletely as the breaking of the Conemaogh reservoir has swept Johnstown and its sister towns. AMERICANSABROAD. Those nt Paris Send Aid and Sympathy to tbe Flood Sufferers Andrew Carnegie Offers Some Appropriate Itnolo- tlons Buffalo Bill's Mite. Paris, June 5. A meeting of Americans was held to-day at tbe United States Legation, on a call in tbe morning papers by Mr. Whitelaw Reid, the United States Minister, to express the sympathy of tbe Americans in Paris with the sufferers by the Johnstown calamity. In spite of the short notice the room3 of the Lega tion were densely packed, and many went away unable to gain admittance. Mr. Reid was called to the chair, and Mr. Ernest Lamb was appointed secretary. Tfie following resolutions were offered by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, and seconded by Mr. James N. Otis. Besolved, Tnat we send across the Atlantic to onr brethren overwhelmed by the appalling dis aster at Johnstown our most profound and heart felt sympathy. Over their lost ones we mourn with them, andln every pang ofall their misery w'c have our part. KcsoUed, That as American citizens wc con gratulate them upon and thank them for the nu merous acts of noblo heroism d'splayed nnder circumstances calculated to unnerve the bravest, especially do we admire them for the capacity shown ror local self-government upon which the stability of republican institutions depends; the military organizations sent from distant points to preserve order during the chaos that supervened havlngbeen returned to their homes as no longer required within 43 hours of'the calamity. In these few hours the civil power recreated and as serted itself and resuired sway without th; aid of counsel from distant authorities, but solely by aid from tbe Inherent power which remains In tbe people of Johnstown themselves. Besolved, That the thanks of this meeting we cordially tender to Mr. Reid for his prompt and appropriate action In this matter and for services at the Chairman of this meeting. Besolved, That a copy of these resolutions bo forwarded-by telegraph tothe Mayors of Johns--town, Pittsburg and Philadelphia. Brief and couching speeches were made by General Layton, late United-States Minister to Austria, Hon, Abram S. Hewitt General Meri dith" Read and others. The resolutions were then unanimously adopted and a committee was appointed to receive subscriptions. About $2,000 were subscribed on tbe spot. The American bankers all agreed to open sub scriptions the next day at- their banking houses. Buffalo Bill subscribed the entire re ceipts of ono entertainment to be given under tbe auspices of tbe committee. Besides others already named tbcre were present Benjamin Brewster, Louis von Huffman, Charles A. Pratt Lloyd Brice. Charles Dinsmore. Edward Luck, Prot Chandler; Rev; Dr. Stoddard and others from New York: Colonel Otis Ritchie, of Boston; General Franklin and Assistant Commissioner Tuck, George W. Allen, of Sr. Louis: Consul General Rathbum and a large number of the American colony In Pans. It Was the largest and most earnest meeting of American citizens held in Paris for many years. CREMATION MOST COMB. In No -Other Way Cnu tbo Bodies be Dis. posed of. JoitnstotW, June 5. Tbe enormity of tbe devastation wrought by the Conemaugh flood is becoming more and more apparentwith cvery-effort of'the laborers to resolve order out of chaos. Over 100 men have been all day. engaged in an effort to dear a narrow passage from the death bridge upward through the sea of -debris that blocks tbe Conemaughlorncarly a half a mile. Every ingenuity known to man has been resorted to by this crew. Tbe giant power of dynamite was brought into requisition and at frequent intervals, the explosions reverberated through the-valley and sticks, stones and logs would fly high in tbe air. Gradually a few of the heaviest timbers were demolished and the fragments permitted 40 float downward throurli the center arch. At nightfall, however, the clearspace above the bTidge did not exceed an .area of 60 feet In length by 40 feet in width. When one reflects that fully 25 acres ate to be cleatea in this way, the task ahead, seems an interminable one. But there is no royal road, and if the hundreds or tbonsands of bodies beneath these blackeaed rntus are to bo recovered for Christian burial Vie labors ot to-daymust be continued with In creased vigor. There are re&ay conservative minds that rec- ,coaendthffUo of tlHrtoreh In this work of cleaning the Hver, but they are not among the .sufferers, and when such eeuastfs are heard by, theserwheae wives, cnH, sisters or brothers 'rxrhnnnatl this se&'of flsoass aad tetsasi. the .------"- . rr a . - - Of Oft? mtiBWM a wf lurors ot ".' -rf 1 objection. It- Is only In deference t3. the un reasoning,masdate of; grief that tbe herculean labor of clearing tbe river by means of the dy namite and derrick-is persisted in. There is no hope in the calmer minds that this tasic can be pursued to the end. Tbe progress of to-day is hardly discernible, and ere two more days have elapsed there is little doubt the emanations of putrid bodies will have become so frightful as todrive the hardiest workman from tbe scene. Until that time arrives, however, there is no hope that this grief-stricken populace wlH abandon the cherished hope of again gazing upon the forms of tbe loved ones whrse lives went out in the fire and flood of the Conemaugh. Tbe pleadings of sanitarians and tbe logic of engi neers alike fail to find an echo in the- minds of the grieyfng and afflicted, but in a few more days the sterner lets of nature wHI assert Itself, and in tbe face of impossibilities tbe task of cremation will become a Christian duty. NEW YORK NEWS K0TES. No Such Sugar-as Electric Sagar. , . INEWYORKBCREAO'SPICT.lLS.: New Yobk, June 5. In the trial of the Electric sugar case to-day William H. .Cptterffl told' how he and Prof. Friend com bined to take British strangers into the Electric Sugar Company. He acknowledged having sent drafts and cable dispatches to Friend from Liverpool, with tbe request that they be re peated back to third parties. Somo of these drafts were sent to Mr. Latham, of Liverpool, who had invested largely in the Electric stock, and, besides, bad influenced friends to do tbe same. Mr. Cotterill explained that this cabling from Liverpool to Liverpool via New York was necessary because Prof. Friend did not know enough to properly describe the Importance of tbe great secret refining process to British in vestors. One of tle dispatches dictated by Cotterill in Liverpool and sent by Friend in New York was read to the jury. In it the Pro fessor asserted most positively that he was the only person who possessed the secret for refin ing sugar by electricity, and maintained that it was impossible to produce such sngar as his without possessing his knowledge. He further more Issued a challenge for the production of sugar of such quality as his, and said that it would be but a short time before he would demonstrate to the world the success of his discovery. Eccentricities of Dr. Tumblely. Dr. Francis Tumblety, once suspected-by the London police of being Jack theRipper, passed last nicht in lall because he struck George Davis over the head with his cane. He met" Davis for the first time on Broadway last mid night, and tried to walk home with him. Davis told him to go away, but be wouldn't do It, Davis then called him a base name. Tumblety struck him across the neck with bis cane. Davis shouted for help, and Tumblety caned him till a policeman arrested both of them. In a police court this morning Davis and the po liceman told the same story concerning Tum blety's eccentric behavior. Tumblety merely denied the charge of assault. He' was flashily dressed ('and sparkling with diamonds. He sbowed everyone a pamphlet which contained a history of his career In all parts ot tbe world. In it J. G. Bennett declared him to be tbe only doctor in whom he had any confidence. Horace Greeley asked him to call, and Willard Parker declared be wanted to shake a hand with him. When arrested Tumblety bad $1,000 in his pocket. He was held for examination. A Candidate for Siberia. Latow Zesiveskl, a Russian immigrant, was arrested at Castle Garden to-day. Six, weeks ago he was delivering mail for the Rus sian Government in Pownic Rypen, Russian Poland. On May 15 he opened a registered let ter sent by Frank Betkoskl, of Bristol, Conn., to Father Betkoski, in Pownit Rypen, appro priated the inclosed steamship ticket to America, and hurried off the same nicht to Bremen, where he embarked for New York. He will be sent back to Russia. Washed Ashore at Itocknway. The body of Captain Albert C. Malcom, of the pilot boat Charlotte Webb, which was run down and sunk recently by the steamship La Normandie, was washed ashore at Rockaway Beach to-day. Gny and Giililj Girls All Gone. Nellie Farren, Sylvia Grey, Marlon Hood, Lettie Lind, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Danley, Fred Leslie and a dozen chorus girls of the Lon don Gaiety Company, sailed for Liverpool to day on the steamship Gallia. 3Ir.andMrs. Fred Storey, C. Duncan Shiter, the manager of tbe company, and 24 members of the chorus left on the Adriatic. Several of the young ATiglophobists who tried to give the gaiety girls a wine sapper In Brooklyn last winter, were at the docks to-day to load them down with flowers and say good-bye. NOTHING ER0M THE WAR DEPARTMENT. Only Old Boats to be Sent by It to the Flood SnDfrrcr. Special Telegram toTnol) pitch. Washington. June 5. Smarting under the criticisms that have bjeu passed on his conduct of yesterday. Commissary General McFeeley to-day succeeded in prevailing upon Secretary Proctor to deny that ho had said he conld not allow the wool tbe army stores for relief of the civilians. Tbecbstacle was tbe remarkable fact that tat.ro was no food available. This may ease General McFeeley down from his painful position, but it is a fact capable of ready proof that be gave exactly the answer quoted, that be could not allow tho food of the army to be fed to civilians. A high officer of tho army says, moreover, that it is untrue that there is no food in store, and-that-there is a large quantity of hard tact and provisions for which there Is no immediate ue. Secretary Tracy has made a large ship ment of navy.commissary stores to the sufferers of Pennsylvania. The War Department will send nothing bnt some old boats. THE HiLFORD PARTI AT BEDFORD. The Wife of the Private Secretary 'on Her Way to Washington. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. Bedford, June 5. Mrs. Halford. wife qt the Secretary to President Harrison, accompanied by her danghter and Mrs. If. L. Town, and Mr. Mellon and daughter, arrived here from Al toona by coach this morning and are stopping at tho Bedford House. They will remain until to-morrow morning, leaving for Washington via Baltimore and Oblo, where tbey expect to arrive to-morrow evening. Mrs, Halford, when seen by your reporter, said that considering her late experience in tbe flood she enjoyed the ndo hugely, but felt somewhat fatigued. Their Conversation, from the New "iork Herald. 3 "Cajczarf remarked the Shah of Persia as-a"bomb exploded near him. "Oh. sbahwl" retorted tbe Czar, and tbey continued their punning match with only occa sional glances at a Nihilistic eagle which was trying to drop a loaded tortoise on their heads. TEI-STATB TRIFLES. A doo down in Pfedmon', W. Va., has two tails, and he wags them in different directions. FbankDavis, a hotel clerk In Westfield, was struck in the yo by a bit of glas3 from a burst ingbottle of pop which hewas opening, andlost the sight. John FAHnestock, of Millway, Lancaster county; Pa, tried to lift sneh a bigfoTkof hay for'his horse that tho effort broke bis collar bone; A Nobristown shoemaker in sawing with a dull Barlow knife at a string with which bad boys Mad tied a string to his dog's tail, inad vertently cut apiece of the tail off. Ella Connoc, of Lititz, Pa, aged 9 years, has been sneezing for more than a week at intervals of a few seconds, save when she slept The doctor calls it nervous prostration. John c Mooue; of Brookvillc, Pa, who landedin Guthrie on-April 22 with but 13 cents, now holds' an JSC0 claim, owns'the only opera house in Oklahoma', and is "exhibiting more Indians than any other'wblte man living." A Mb. RfcuroWL, of Morgan town, W. Va, has a'dogthat Is trained to act as cash boy. and wltb a written order and the money in his mouth, be will do the marketing properly, hla only fault being that it he meets another deg he will swallow the money to have a fight. Mr. Redfowl has lost $7 Win this man ner. A few nights ago a druggist of Columbiana county; Ohio,, who thought be saw a medical friend coming down the-street-hid behind a tree; and dealt him a stiff blow In the back with aaiimbreHa."a2i8Wentby, The assaulted man being stwtlea juhipeJ. two feet itrtho 'air, then turning he hjc tae-lahshteR druggist a slug in' tbe eye.; Pmmm by prevented farther punish-metMC;M!-rito-lt huldnod to hla BhM. rnmnr .'0A - - - W a U.MMUb n in..l, ' , -, - --.- rz t9mj9 v kw ms an,, otwtkihiib . m w i uvj K. cuKioDS'coinffisaTioss: Creosote is proposed as a fuel for tor-'1 pedo boats. A military pigeon station has teen established in awitzenanu, Eugene Hooreyof "Waukeenab. Fh., killed 600" alligators this season. The recent frost has destroyed over one fourth of the grape crop of New York State. A Buffalo physician says that there ar& times when every man has-suicldal tendencies. There will shortly be a public test at Anneston. Ala., ot'a shingle machine which Is" guaranteed to make 5,000 shingles per hour. In a small town in North Carolina the gentlemen were seen onrthe streets one day last week with overcoat3 over tbeir seersuckers. The Judges of the Lackawanna county" (Pennsylvania) Court, recently adjourned to the roadside to try a-case. TheJudgessatona log". -, The new powder that German soldiers have in their sboesto prurent chafing Is said to contain 3 parts salicylic add, 10 of starch and 87 of pulverized charcoal Baseball is going up in the world' An American sculptor has a statue under that' title in the Pans salon, representing a youngf man in tbe act of throwing a balk rj Leprosyis increasing in Russia. Dur2" lngthe last ten years 49 patients were treated in the St. Petersburg hospital, half of whom; were natives of the city. The Baltic provinces ' suffer most from the disease. In Leavenworth, Kan., a man must sign a certificate setting forth that he Is sick before he can get a drink at a drugstore. The highest record of sickness in any one month was reached in June, 1SSQ, and the number of slctc men was 22,000. In Paris the saccharine, or sugar made from coal, has been unanimously condemned by the medical profession, because it seriously troubles dices tion. In consequence of their recommendation a law has been enacted pro hibiting the use of coal sajar as an article ol food. One of tbe simplest forms of shoes is that worn in Singapore and India. It is merely a wooden sole, with raised heel and toe and a peg or post in front. The shoe is adjusted with this peg between tbe big toe and its neighbor, and the shoe is held on by a muscular effort of the toes. A Montgomery farmer has a colt that has learned td ring tho farm bell by catching the rope in his teeth and prancing back and forth. He knows, too, when to ring it at day break; to awaken the farm hands, and at noon, to call them to dinner, ana is never five min utes late or early. Minnie Mose3 is sentenced to be hanged at Birmingham, Ala., on June 17. The crime, for which she was convicted was highway rob beryand an attempt to murder an old woman peddler. The old woman is still alive, and if the sentence is carried out Minnie will be hanged 1 for highway robbery. Near Summerville, La., a lady went' Into the woods and caught a small green snake by the head. Covering it up she went into the bouse where she was boarding and asked tbe man: "Don't you want a prettv?" "Yes," said he. Sbe threw out her arm. The man's wife was standing by, and was so alarmed at seems; the snake squirming about that she fell back dead. Ker. George "W. Murray, of "Wilcox' county, Georgia, met his death in a strange way recently. He bad gone to a neighbor to have his horse doctored for lameness In the left foreleg. He got through with his visit and departed for home, and that was the last seen of him alive. About 29 or 30 minutes afterward the neighbor went oat to tbe gate and found Mr. 31 array Iving there with the horse on top of him and his life crushed out. The horse was lying with his head pressed against a tree, bavins fallen in such a war that he could not get up. It is supposed tl at when Mr. Murray went to mount, oa the left sde of tbe horse, thelatter's lame leg gars way and be fell on Mr. Murray with such force as to kill him. It is probable that he was instantly killed, as there were a number of men shearing sheep In tbe lot who would have heard him if he had mads any outcry. Clarke county, Georgia, has always been noted for having a man that could eat more than any other one man in the United States. His name is Colonel Chancer, and be" is now living five nr six miles west of Athens. A quarter of mutton barbecued- would han'i furnish a lunch for him. Fire pounds of cbev wltn three pounds of crackers wonldn't tenrj blm to throw out Tils tobacco and take- a. aria Twenty-six old-fashioned ginfrer cakes would? . whet up bis appetite. Bat this is not a marker to the new eater lately discovered. Apecfcof Irish potatoos with two pounds of salt seems to get him in condition for a good breakfast. A half bushel of onions have been known to dis appear wben sitting in front of his store, bpring salad is a favorite pastime, and two bushels would only make him a lunch. Raw potatoes, ground peas, almonds with an occa sional cocoanut thrown in, strawberrieonions, cabbage, pickles, all serve to make tbe big eater of Athens ready for business, and givu him a relish lor his meals. The old Roman wall of London, laid bare by the excavations for the new postofHco at St. Martlo's-le-Grand, becomes daily more interesting to antiquarians as farther portions are nncovered. A London paper notes tho fact and then goes on to say: "From the bet ter view now obtained, it is evident that the Romans dug down about 4 feet into the Loudon clay, filled up the trench forSeet with a mix ture of clay and flints, surmounted this struc ture with 2 feet of the hardest concrete, end then laid tbe tiles in sets of three courses, each separated by 5 feet of stonework. Apparently tho wall -nas 9 feet 6 inches high. A bastion has been found at the northwest-corner of the ground, exactly coinciding with that marked on the map of Strype's edition of Stow In 1738, but seemingly of later work than Roman times probably mediaeval. Many nits have also been found filled with animals' bones, which may either have been used for tbe rub bish of the city or for the refuse of the slaughter-bouses in the butchers' colony, which, from Saxon times, existed close by In Moorgate street, etc When tbe site of the French Prot estant Church is excavated, it is expected that a complete section of tbe wall and the. ancient town ditch may be discovered. WnAT Wit J WITS SAY. Elsie X am going to marry the apothe cary, Aggie OhI how nice. Ile'll trust us for vanilla cream sodas now. Epoch. He Loved. Ella How did your husband propose? Josie He simply" said: 'l have ?.3.C00,and If you. don't accept me III shoot you." Ob, how be loves me. Epoch. The Shortest of All. Husband I'll always be true to youas thedaylslongt Iswora' it at tbe altar. Wife Humpltl We were married on the 21st or December. Boston Herald. Beady to Oblige. Mrs. Gohard (who tet . getting up a tennis match) v in you loan me Mr. -fiATIThtl-vfnr-whne- dear? llrs. Uollghtly-Loan him? My dear girt, I'll1 give him to you I To-vay. Anxious for Her Health. Mother-in-law Charles, whenever you are ready to show me the' '", brlndle bulk I will go with you. jf Son-ln-Iaw You had better put on something! warm. Your red shawl will do. b'otton Herald! ' No Intermediate State. Caller (at'a be tel)! cannot find Colonel Kalntuek. Clert-Isft't he In the bar-room? Caller-No. Clerk Myt 2Iy! Inqulreat the morgue. Sua Xork 2'noune. The Perversity of Her. Literary Critic" (laying down a new book) I wlh every maid, wire and mother in tbe country could read that book. Able Editor Well, run a line to the effect that' the book is one which no woman should be allowed' to Ue-'S'tvy IbrJt Weekly. Couldn't See It Tommy Say, paw, I thought you said people could see farther as they f . got older. Paw Yes. Tommy Well, say paw, if that Is so what makes! so many old men always get In the front row atf the show? p, Paw-Oh. shut unt Terre Haute Expreet. J Pretty Strongs Indications. Omaha Belief Ma. I really do believe that George U getting! rudv to tironose- -fl lrrnOt MammA Wh-t lnn1rS that hOOe? Omaha Belle-WeU. last night he asked mellfj pa Is doing wed in- business, and when l tola nnni that pa la getting rich he put his arm around raej and called me his sliver star ana nis goiaea uope.ji Omaha VorUt. He Saw the Proprietor. Wife Johns wish vou'dto into Coffee & Co.'s when you're! downtown, and see why they haven't sent npthej groceries! ordered by postal cara two aays'ag It's shameful to neglect my order so. Justaglve them a real hard scolding, win you. jonarT- , John I shall go and see Mr. ConTeethimself. about it. S-iSi. John (an hourlater)-Mr. Coffee, heresanrder' on this postal card that I've carried irTtaypocket two davs. 1 wish you'd get the goodsTunto7thi house, early this morning; will you,YBtasie7Tfc4X ; L. " - " kortft - ..-- .- ssssYimlit "if?- r i" .