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V P fl--- l r ::." . ; . - ESTABLISHED FEBBUAHY Z. IMS. Vol., No. 13. EntereC atPlttsburgPottofnce, J"OTember 14, 1SS7, u second-class matter. Business Offlce 07 and 99 Fifth Avenue, H ews Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 DlatnondStreet. Average net clrenlation of the dally edl. tlon of The Dispatch for six months ending June 1,1SS9, 27,824 Copies per Issue. .Average act clrenlation of the Sunday edl lion of Tko Dispatch for BIny, 1SS9, 47,468 Copies per Issue. TEIU1S OF TBE DISPATCH. FOSTAGE FREE X2T TIU5 tROTED STATES. i JAllTl);spATcn. OneYear f SCO Daily Dispatch, Per Quarter 200 ' DitLT Disfatcu, One Month, , TO Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, one year 10 00 Dailt Dispatch, Including Sanday, per quarter. ......... ! 2 SO Daily Dutatck, including Monday, ens . month 90 CCKSAY Dispatch, one year 2S0 "VVeeelt Dispatch, one year. 1 25 The Dailt Dispatch la delivered by carriers at 3eents per week, orincladlUKlhetsundayeditlon. at!0 cents per week. 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"Yesterday ended the first week's work for the relief of Johnstown. - As that has been ihe main occupation of Pittsburg, it is sat isfactory that the retrospect shows that a great deal has been accomplished. A week ago to-day the first news from the ruined town was published. The thirty-six hours after the date of the calamity had "been ocenpied in reaching there over a country in which railroad tracks and bridges were swept away, and even the country wads flooded and made almost impassable. Bat, even with the uncertainty thus pre vailing, Pittsburg had $100000 worth of money and supplies ready, and the task of .Retting it there and rescuing the sufferers from want was commenced. The amount that has been accomplished in a week's time is certainly encouraging. ' All the living have been rescued, fed and clothed. The injured have received medi cal treatment and the danger of famine thoroughly guarded against. Much has been done in the, way or clearing up the town and preventing pestilence; and ' although there is a. great deal remaining to "be dose in this line, it is creditable that voluntary labor has put the matter in prog-'i ress. ' This is a good week's record. If the suc ceedingjreek's work is equally good the mopsfpressing requirements will be nearly Jr fH . TEE (JOVE-SOB MOVES. ' The Pittsburg Belief Committee has at last been driven both by the exhaustion of ' its funds and the Governor's inactionto notify that official that it can furnish no more funds except for the relief of tHe sufferers. This appears like rather extreme action, but it is proved by the result to have'been the action needed to move the chief Executive to something approaching action. The Governor, having first traveled to Philadelphia to consult with Mayor Filler, .announces that he will go to Johnstown to day. It is to be hoped that he will see enough there to warrant him in doing some thing. So far, his achievements have con sisted in preventing contributions from reaching the stricken city, without taking the trouble to go there and see if they are needed. After reaching the spot, as he might have done a week ago, it is to be hoped that he will be able to perceive the necessity of permitting the money of the Eastern cities to reach the object to which it was contributed, and calling the Legis lature together to make the necessary ap propriations for sanitary work; For the reputation both of the Governor and of the State, it is desirable that he shall not longer stand in the way of necessary ' work. THE BEST DEFEHSE. With regard to the policy of fortification against invasion by sea, Mr. Xabouchere makes some remarks in the London Truth which have the virtue of pertinence, ap plied to the United States. He points out that a power which retains command of the tea thus makes invasion of its ports impos sible. On the other baud, if that command is lost, fortification will not save it from at tack. "An enemy bent on invading En gland," says Mr. Laboucbere, "would not steer to Portsmouth or Sandwich as landing places, but one of those scores of unfortified harbors which exist on our coast" This is equally true of the United States. To for tify the whole coast is impossible. There is much more to be done in the way of pro- "tecting the country by the construction of first-class fighting vessels, dynamite cruisers and torpedo boats than there is by building j fortifications, which could be easily avoided by the invaders. Our work is decidedly more in the direction of constructing a first class navy than in building useless and ex pensive fortifications. SECTIONAL PETTINESS. There is a touch of decidedly small-sized sectionalism in the commentsof the Atlanta Constitution upon the fact that lynch law was resorted to at Johnstown to check the r . depredations of corpse robbers. The Con- ' slitulion utilizes this fact to assert that Judge Lynch is sot a Southern product, "".but that "his home is in the North, in the jj9pGod-Jearing Commonwealth of Pennsyl- SF Tania." r .The fact is that within the last half dozen i T?ars' I"'6 tere has "been almost monthly 'j?wnchtrig n the West and South, there have , JlieenYexactly two cases of lynching in this V vicinity. One of them was the lynching at Cumberland, Maryland, which is geograph- caiiyjabouinern city, ana too jyncning .i9rnlli'.1Nnfi flvliV, hun'B Tnn Wl. tuT" .'?"!v 11 .- - vu at Johnstown under circumstaBces I unprecedented character,' When law Ta tie usual form was necessarily suspended and. wben there were no otner meant ct guarding either the bodies ol the dead or the desti tute living from the moit despicable of rolA bers. ' Even under those circumstances it has already become apparent that this method of checking crime is one that is almost cer tain to produce abuses, and it has been completely abandoned at Johnstown. "With out endeavoring to charge the evil of lynch ing upon any especial section, it is evident that when a people under ordinary circum stances cannot rito efficient enforcement to their regular laws, and prefer instead to re sort to mob law, they are little above the lawless anil uncivilized stage. The journal that will take advantage of a calamity, like that at Johnstown to import sectional criticisms of the acts to which a totally ruined community may resort in desperation, presents a remarkablelezample of the pettiness of sectional feeling. THE STATE MUST ACT. The Dispatch this morning publishes a j sharp letteron the subject of the application of the funds for the relief of Conemaugh Valley. "We do not agree with several of the points made by our.correspondent ; but the letter has the equal merit of strikingly setting forth the inability of the State gov ernment so far to comprehend its obligations, and the imperative duty which rests upon it of at once awakening to the proper official action". Briefly, the correspondent insists, and with entire truth, that the prompt and' gen erous contributions of the past week are meant wholly for the use and relief of the sufferers of the Conemaugh-Valley. The writer protests with force against tha idea that they are intended as a fund for sanitary operations in which the whole of "Western Pennsylvania Is concerned. It is the duty of the State itself, the communication holds, to remove obstructions from the course of its water-ways, to preserve its waters from carrying contagion; to care for the health of the people at large. This is true, and expresses forciblypoints which have already been urged in these columns. It is also clear that the Governor of Pennsylvania should, long before this, have seen and acted upon it by calling an immediate session of the Legislature to ap propriate the necessary moneys. tut, as it is apparently the misfortune of the Sate' that its executive head has not been able to apprehend the scope of his functions and the pressing needs of the situation. Tub Dispatch holds that the active men in the field, the citizens who organized to meet the emergency, are not to be censured, but to be praised for their Dromptness and vigor in discharging an obvious duty, which, if left undone, would'be productive of' horrors scarcely less than those of the original dis aster. The debris has to be cleared away, and the rivers protected, or there will be pestilence. This was a first doty to the sur vivors of the Conemaugh as well as a duty ta the people of the three States through' which the waters flow. It would not watt on the dilatory Governor of Pennsylvania, but manifestly had to be performed at once. There wa no other course open than the one so vigorously taken. Bnt, while dissenting distinctly from the too narrow views of the' correspondent as to what has been done, we are sure every one will see the timeliness of an understanding that this money which was given for relief of the survivors shall be surely applied to that purpose; and that the State shall meet the cost ot the duties 'which properly belong to it we hope that Governor Beaver has at last awakened to the situation; that the Legislature will soon be in session; and that sufficient money will without delay be ap propriated to reimburse the Belief Commit tee for what moneys it has paid out for work which the State should have undertaken, as well as to complete the task of setting things completely to rights. Meanwhile it is well to be reasonable with the relief committees. Their first duty is to provide ample sustenance for the sufferers. They cannot be supposed to be in shape for an equitable distribution of funds in seven days from the disaster. They must see, first of all, that no one is left hungry, un clothed, or unhoused. They must not leave the debris and the dead choking- the streets of Johnstown or spreading pestilence by air and water. These prime necessities they are meeting with vigor. The inaction of the State officials leaves only public contri butions to work with. These contributions must continue there is and there will be urgent need for them until public spirit drives the Governor to call the Legislature together and make appropriation!. "When these are made, and State funds become available, the very first use of them shonld be to refund to the Belief' Committee for the further use -of the? suffer ing survivors every penny expended until then by the committee in doing the sanitary work which the State itself should have promptly undertaken. Por a long while yet, even after thewrect in the Conemaugh Valley is cleared away, destitution will reign there, unless the helping hand liberal ly applied is constantly and intelligently outstretched to the survivors. BEFORH FOE EEVEKUE OHIT. When it was announced the other day that the New York Stock Exchange had re solved to abolish the ticker service .The Dispatch predicted that the change would not last long. It was hardly to be expected J that it would last only two days, bnt that is the actual result The Exchange found that it was killing the speculation which yielded its profits as much as it was hamper ing the bucket shops; and, therefore, it was quickly restored. , The fact 'that the whole effort Is simply for the purpose of obtaining the exclusive profits of stock gambling, is shown by the announce ment with reference to the restoration of ticker service. The Gold and Stock Tele graph Company, or Jay Gonld's concern, will have a monopoly of the ticker service, and the quotations to the brokers of the Ex change will be sent out a few" moments before.those to other concerns. This means that the Exchange, while pursuing its regu lar policy of building up monopolies for Gould, is principally anxious to secure all the profits that it can from the speculations of the public upon the fluctuations of stocks. This leaves the great moral purpose of the Stock Exchange to abolish bucket jhop gambling in its true light of an attempt to abolish the gambling which does not yield revenue to the Stock Exchange. EXCITING TO THE ATaryATrg The cartoon in. last week's Judge, which represents President Harrison in the char acter of "Ben, the Conqueror," may be .based upon .a moderate degree of fact,, but it would not be strange if it should make some rather lively feeling among the Bepublican leaders, who are set presented in a very favorable light by that cartoon. The picture is an adaptation of Gereeae'a ytll-known pIaii'Vit9rieM..LeTe,V wwwiwTwwwfjes1; . the midst of a group of lions, and tiirers Which he has subdued. Possibly the Presi dent has reduced the menagerie to order, bnt when Piatt, Allison, Alger, Sherman, Wanamaker, Edmunds, Evarts, Blaine and Morton are represented m the animals crouching at his feet, and cowering at his command, we can hardly blame" those statesmen for regarding tfirsT'effort" of-th'e pictorial organ in anything bnt a favorable light. This sheet is supposed to be tolerably near the President, both by political and family connection; therefore, the intima tion that the President had reduced the ani mals to discipline, assumes the aspect of an official declaration. As to the question of fact, there is room for a good deal ot discus sion. If we are not mistaken, there -has been a good deal of snarling, if not vocifer ous yelping, with regard to the distribution or the meat and bones of patronage. Even ifAhe facts were as represented, there U still theqnestionofgood policy -as to whether the wild beast tamer who has reduced the ferocious animals to good order, will preserve his mastery by stirring them ip again. It would hardly be more natural if the pictorial effort of Tudge should have the effect of making the beasts get up on their hind legs and 'of reducing the menagerie to a new state of anarchy. Ix is asserted by the Atlanta Constitution that while there may be differences in the Democratic parties on the tariff, the silver question, the civil service and the internal revenue,-"back of all of it is the funda mental principle of Democracy." "What the fundamental principal of Democracy is, (Which ignores all these questions, might be rather hard to guess; if it was not the essen tial platform.of the Constitution that "this is a white man's Government." The Anglomaniacs in New York are reported to bewail the fact that that city has not any.Eotten row. This suggests the thought that an effort was made to sunplv the lack at the Centennial ball. .If that was not a rotten row, New York will never have one. It is stated by the London correspondent of the New York Tribune that John C.New can easily save $100,000 from the fees of the Consul General's office in four years. This is a good deal more than John C. New could get out of the Profits of an Indianap olis newspaper in the same time; "but it would be interesting to have a statement of the fees, which, under the law, are able to. yield a fortune in that time. The undertakers who have succeeded in getting into a quarrel at Johnstown prefer to be known as funeral directors. They hid fair to be most successful in directing the funeral of their reputation for knowing when to abjure personal quarrels. , "While New York is very free in request ing other parts of the country to contribute to its monument fund, it must be credited with being equally free in devoting its funds to the needy elsewhere. The $250,000 which it has contributed for the relief of the Johnstown sufferers will do a great deal of good when Governor Beaver makes up his mind to let Johnstown have the money. The report that Mrs. Cleveland is learn ing to play the violin indicates the desire of that lady to preserve an interest in her hus band's occupation. Mr, Cleveland exhibit ed his ability to play a very good; second fiddle dnring the last campaign. The Amalgamated Association enjoyed its annual play day with its usual hearty spirit As the association appears to con trol the industrial situation this year, it can afford to take its pleasure with no anxiety for the future. In fact the fixing of the scale for this season appears to be one pro longated picnie for the Amalgamated Asso ciation. CONCEEirrao the hissing of Kyrle Bel lew, at Chicago, an awful doubt is sug gested whether the reason why Chicago hisses Kyrle Bellow is because he is im moral or because he tells of it Goteenoe Foeakxb's determination that it is necessary for him to run for a third term is represented to the President as cairying with it the necessity of his hav. ing the distribution of a number of fat offices. Possibly the President may reply, with Tallvrand's bon mpt: "I do' not tee the necessity." The reduotion of the estimates of loss at Johnstown to a total of 5,000 is a grateful one, It is not as much as the estimate of 8,000 to 10,000; but 6,000 lives lost in a single calamity is awful enough. The Chicago Tribune says that "Mr. Blaine comes out of the Samoan complica tion with flying colors and absolutely un impaired health." Are we to understand our cotemporary that when Mr. Blaine does not come out of a complication with flying colors his health is generally impaired? Land speculators who try to make a profit out of the Johnstown disaster must have souls that would make a mustard seed look enormous by comparison. The Czar of Bussia has declared that Bussia has but one friend, and this friend is Montenegro; which bases its friendship on a lively expectation ot favors to come. The Czar is doubtless impressed with the idea that in future European complications, he "will have to play it alone. PB0MINBNT PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED. "Buffalo Bill" has become "GuIUaume le BuW in the French newspapers. WlXLIAtt J. Floee jjce, as usual at this time ot year, is killing the young salmon in the Bestigoucbe river, Canada, Couxr Heuteioii iHAnssaa. ot Austria, who died a few days ago, has left bis whole fortune, about 55,00 to the Vienna Univer sity. MBS. Haebisox said to a friend the other day that she had decided to pass a few days at the seashore before her departure for Deer Park. She has several Invitations from friends owning cottages on the shore, but she has not yet announced where she will go. She has a great dislike for publicity; B.iskabck, In the coarse of a speech in the BelcbsUgtbe other day, said: "There have 'been times wben I thought It possible to bold foreign stock. But afterward I found that the possesion of snch stock" was calculated to some extent to' mislead me In my judgment of the policy of the Government whose securities-I hold, and so I tbinlc it is now about 14 years since I got rid on principle of all such bonds. I now only wish to Interest myself in my own country and not in foreign securities' A Representative Boston from the Detroit Free Prets.i Heart. A post mortem on a Boston woman who died of a broken heart showed notblmr wrong with that organ whatever. Her feelings had been broken, not her heart t A Revised Version. ;jsflMlHweoUTritJirae,'l-vl' ; iy , &Ia s Mht -.! grf yj-.ttMM?i e siiiu THE LINING Or thq Black CloSd Over' Johnstown Is the Revelation of Htimau Nntaro Bt It Best., IT is hardlo belfeyo that It Js now ten days, clnce the dam at South Pork gavo-way, so vivid and absorbing are the scenes of that terrible Friday still. Everybody, I imagine; finds it im possible to keep away from the subject A good deal ot the savor has been extracted from life for the time being. How can cue take pleasure in material-. 'things while so many hearts are bleeding and so many eyes are streaming close at hanU Blood is thicker than water; the kinship of nationality and neigh borhood is potential in such a Crisis as this. We are deeply distressed at the blotting out of thousands of useful and lovely lives, the more so because they are so near to us, at our doors almost; but If five hundred times as many lives had been sacrificed to -ood or sword or famine in tb e far In dies or In China we would have dis missed the news with a word or two: "How hor rible," maybe, or "fjlves"' are Valued cheaply there," and never thought upon the massacre again. Here the death-dealing monster struck so near to us; the horrid remnants of destruction floating under onr very eyes and the sympa thetic quivering ot" many abont us told how far and bow deep the anguish reachedthat the man who could not" catch the pathos of the hour must have been atoneor steel tohltheart's core. - Now that the bitterness of tho affliction, the primal horror of the catastrophe have passed there Is some interest Jn'examinlng events that have succeeded tho great one which made the name of Johnstown pitifully musical all the world over. It is Interesting to notice whqtbeeu are that jumped Into the lead ia the relief of the devastated city. In such an emergency as that which confronted Pittsburg the day after Johnstown had been washed oat, it is only one class of men that can come to the front The men who were equal to the occasion were without exception virile, intense and aggressive. Lead ers from tbelr birth. Those ot lesser force were plentiful to follow, buttthe leaders, the actual movers of men, of necessity were" fow. They were enough, too. No. need exists to explain why Captain W. B- Jones. Mr. William Fllnn and Mr. J. B, Scott General Hastings and others maybe are the leaders. They are all men ot force, the two former more generally known for administrative power, perhaps. But althongh' these leaders have long been recognized, in Pittsburg, yet at first thought one might very reasonably have thought of other men --whose private business might have been supposed to have fewer claims upon them. If the need :for really large caliber di rectors of the work of rescue and relief had been less. I have no doubt that men of smaller size would have been now In charge. V It is as if you were to insert an advertisement in Thb Dispatch for a man of a certain de scription. There would lie lots of respondents who would not suit of course, but by and by the right man would appear. When a catas trophe, like that at ' Johnstown occurs it carries with it a specification ot the man needed for the occasion. In such a case as that of Johnstown the qualities desired in the man for the hour are on the surface. The very f orco of natural circumstances will drive the unsuitable material away and open an avenue for the right man. Sometimes it happens that the interference of man will delay the consum mation of the process of selection. It is Impos sible to always escape the interference of im beciles: and a wooden-headed official or two mutt always be Included in the .calculation ot problems sl this kind. Pennsylvania hardly recognized this fact early enough, bat she is fairly awaro of its importance now, Axotheb thing for which we ought to be thankful to great crises for doing, is the cer tain demonstration they make of inefficiency, cowardice and pettiness in all sorts of men. No citizen is so high bat the test ot a great emergency may lay blm low. Nor can a man be of such low. degree that his response to the bugle call of a mighty opportunity may not ele vate him to the highest station. Doubtless when the records are all in there will be found there many a name glistening in golden merit that never shone bsfore, and many a name we had, thought to see will be totally erased. ... Talking of the records, could not a" glorious roll be made of the heroes who appeared lika meteors, to shine and then perchance die, amid the music of the monstrous flood, the crash of falling houses, the piercing shrieks and the awful Bights in the doomed town? The girl who patiently waited, pinned in the gigantic pyre that the flood formed and kindled at the railroad bridge, while the rescuers and the flames raced for her life, who, when the heat of an awful death Was scorching her pale cheek, and tho last of her would-bo rescuers was beaten oif, reached out her band and said to him gently, "Thank you," as she gave him her handkerchief. There was a beroinel Not a wail of despair, not a' weak peal of fearful cries, not a word of all the supplication she might have made but she met death with more bravery than it lakes a soldier to face a battery. Even the babes were heroic. They lisped words of comfort .to distracted parents, and met the perils of the passage through the tumultuous flood with" talmly clasped hands and minds serene. Sorely this was in the mercy or uou. How many heroes there were, who can say? Countless stories of superb self-sacrifice have been told, lq part the excess of women vic tims among the dead'niay. be accounted for on the ground that they are. always more unselfish than men. To "save her loved ones, many a woman lost the last chance to preserve her life when the flood came. But among those who went 'to succor the saved and recover' the dead were many in whom one -would hardly expect to see the broad, bright light of charity -and unselfish courage shine, ten who have not been known to spend a thought upon anyone's existence but their own Defbre, felt the appeal of the Johns town victims, and went over 'to help them. Young men whose hands had known the con tact of nothing harder, than a tennis racqnet,or who had spent a thought upon no more serious snbjects than a game of pool; men of an elder age, whose souls had teemed glued to money bags or the material pleasures of a lazy life; men ot fasbioD, men of learning, all sorts and conditions 'of menjt responded o the call of help. Andwhen theyreached Johnstown there was no mistaking them for-idle visitors; they helped to carry and bary the dead; to bind up the wounded, and cheerfully "lent their backs and their brains to the pack-horse service of the commissariat So even this hideous calamity has something of a silver lining in the revelation of human nature at .its best u places not always to be looked for. " -JHepbuen Joints. laOUgHT. HE SOLD JOPLE. An Honest Grower "Mistakes Lawrence Bnrreit for a Frnlt Grower. From the Chicago Tuajs. j , Edwin Booth and Lawrence' Barrett are en route from Ban Francisco to New York. TheF stopped at the Grand pacific a few hours yes terday. After dinner Barrett spent some tin: e about the corridors. At the hotel a hundred or so nurserymen are holding a convention and it is in the offlce that.the electioneering is done. Barrett was about to light a cigar when a nice looking old man accosted him with a hearty greeting and asked if he was enjoying himself nowadays. The great actor Supposed the stranger was one of bis admiring constituents and a cheerful conversation took place.. Suddenly the stranger remarked that it would be a pretty good year for fruit "T-e-s," Mr. Barrett.replied, somewhat mys tified. By the way, did you ever tell the Hunts vine f Ala.) folksf Sell them! No, air, nor the inhabitants ot any city." Weft, you still got your settings!" "They will be retouched during the sum mer." - -v- - "That's business. So many folks don't un derstand It. Trees should always be dipped in a paddle made, by stirring up water, earth and a little fertilizer to the consistency of thick cream. The item of adding the water when the bole is nearly filled is of special importance that is, if" "Well.'Ibld yon good-day." "What! you ain't going to miss the last ses sion r 'Wbatsessiont" 'Good heaveas 1 ain't you one of ust" "I dWt thfak I ara'-aadtne tragedian walked away. The abashed ,raaa aM he'd climb a Httit. h tMa't .t?ltrSnVw aeated CHsH .-M'iy mautjiMgrswea'; Parallels B ween the Dtstrootien ffroMbt "by the Writer From go a 111 Vork Bam and the Rain of Ashes From Vesuvius rompeUV fopalniloa Lew Than 32,800, Me Vnllcy'a 30,000. .New York Vrortd.J Tho destruction of Herculaneua and Pompeii has stood np to date as the most terrible calamity which ever swept down on a city. For tho last 2,000 yers the world, has looked upon the fiery extinction of the old town of Pompeii, which nestled at the base of Vesuvius on the sonny Bay ot Jtfaples, as the crowning blow of dUaiterin the-storyof human mortality. But the late horror in the Pennsylvania valley is really a greater misfortune than that wblia befell the old Carapanian town 79 years after the birth ot Christ if the number of vic tims or the extent of territory devastated hy the destroying element be Considered. To makoa comparison between Pompeii and Johnstown may serve to bring borne more viv idly to the minds of many the extent of the terrible calamity which occurred last Friday in the Keystone State. The entire area of Pompeii was not more than two miles in circumference, and its shape was that of an irregular ova Its site was somewhat different from, that of the town as it is known to-day by the excava tions. This difference in location Is due to the alteration in the ground by volcanic action and earthquakes. Something of that terrible irony of fata which brought two elements, one of which is usually employed for combating tbe other, into connection with regard to the desolation wrought at Johnstown is also sug gested by this location of Pompeii IntcrcstiiTjr Comparisons. Seated on tbe Bay ' .Naples, with water al most at their doors, the unfortunate Pompei ans were smothered and roasted under the scorching rain clashes which fell upon them. Johnstown, on tbe other hand, high up among the mountains and remote from tbe sea, was whelmed beneath the flood of water which tore down -upon tho, small town .and carried it away in a wild, tumultuous whirlpool. Then. frpm this watery grave burst' 'forth deadly tongues of fire to, continue tbe ravages of a tearful destruction upon the miserable inhabi tants. ..The most Interesting comparison, however. Is the fates of tbe gay and festive i'ompelans who at the very time wben death rained down upon them from the sky of Are stretched above their doomed city were engaged in luxurious idlings in the baths and excited delight aftbe amphitheatrical spectacles and tbe frugal hard-working country-folk of Johnstown is not In tbe territory devastated but in tbe numbers wntcu went to sweii tno aeatn use oi toe vic tims. The data from which tbe population of Pompeii may be gatbered are somewhat Insuf ficient and as a result tbe census is put at widely differing figures. It was once generally supposed to be between 20,00(1 and 80,000. But the careful estimate of Fidrelii, who has super intended tbe excavation or tbe buried town, puts tbe population of tbe city at the time of the terrible outpour of Vesuvius at no more than 12.000 souls. Tuts is probably a liberal estimate, and there is every reason to suppose that it was less. Many of Pompeii's 12,000 escaped Indeed, tbey bad tenfold tbe facilities for escape than bad the people of Johnstown. The latest returns from tbe flooded town of Johnstown rate tbe deaths at 13,000 or 15,000. Probably when the entire number of tbe unfortunates who per ished in that bell of water Is ascertained it will be found in excess of these figures rather than below them. For instead of starting with a big number and gradually whittling it down as the truth was known, every day has brought a larger figure as that which truly indicated tho death-roll. Only SCO human" skeletons have been found in tbe Pompellan excavations. The quota of dead bodies found at Johnstown al ready number as many thousands. An TJncnTlable Position. There is little doubt, then, that the obscure town in Conemaugh valley, which a week ago was unknown, has tbe unenviable position of heading the list In the-roll-call of tbe world's disasters, and Pompeii, which has held this mournful prestige ot disaster's biggest mark, must henceforth, be mentioned as inferior, to the Pennsylvania town in misfortune and ca lamity. One mournful advantage Johnstown has over tbe small Carapanian town which flourished 2,000 years ago. It will not be two millenniums before the victims are discovered. The sad survivors are gradually recovering and Identifying their dead, and mournful -lines of tearful relatives follow the steady' procession to the huge pit which yawns for Johnstown's tbousands.of corpses. it is an unparalleled tale of horror and one that Is enough for tbe world's history without ever being supplemented by another. Out of tbe dark mist of horror which, envelopes the whole blood curdling Incident are acts of tbe finest heroism, and tbe same humanity which weeps and sympathizes with the helpless Johns? .town people, can also feel a pride in the heroio fiber which was shown in men-and women In the lowliest walks of life. Mrs. Ogle, staying at her desk and clicking a note of warning over the friendly wire, while tbe wave of destruction was bearing swiftly down upon her, is a figure that shonld be mon umental in tUe heroics of history. So, too, that Paul Bevere who sped along upon bis panting horse snouting a thrilling warning to all wbum he met Pompeii was not without its heroes, and tbe Koman sentinels found dead upon their ppst showed a sublime sense of duty, but here, too, it would seem as it the modern town had surpassed Its predecessor of old and was in tbe foremost place for nobility of human deeds as it is in the bar ot history as the awiul butt of destiny and overwhelming disaster. A Primitive People, From the Detroit free Press. Circuit Judge George' Hosmer I was travel ing through the northern portion pf Maine this spring and was obliged to seek shelter from a storm in'a house of a native. Inside I found the strange combination of a sewing machine and a spinning wheel running at the same time. The people were French and. their house was 100 miles from any railroad. They rais. their own sheep, shear the wool and make cloth of it rather than buy the manufactured article. A Bright Insane Person. yrom the Minneapolis Tribune, A crazy Detroiter is creating a sensation by bugging defenseless women on the streets at night He is very bright for, an insane person, however. He hugs them at night when it Is too dark to see their faces. B1PGBBBIS. The lawn fete season Is here at last And tbe girts at tbe boys shy glances cast, To catch them. And they'll lure' from their pockets their hard earned cash. With lee cream, candy, and all such tratb. And tbe boys will find out, but alasl too late, Tnat their pockets have met, with a busted fate. To be In style . at Caps May this year, your bathing suit should be made from (new) Jersey doth. Dumblet I .can't see how a bank cashier from tbe South can skip toCanadaand live in such a different atmosphere. Smartley-Ob, no matter where a cashier comes from, he's used to ifX it and the cold (cash). President Lipc, I have now been in office a little over three months, and would like to know what you think of my work so' tar? Uge Well, taking it all in all, I must say yon have done very well lndccdV but, Benny, your ap pointments recall to my mind the title of a novel I once read. President-TVhat is it? . liige "A family Aflalr." Yorr ask me, for you know I'm wise, To tell you if lean, v. How in this beated weather, . A heavy gentleman Can keep bis collar standing up, AbigwashblUtoaTold: ' Well, tne best way 1 can think of now Is to wear a celluloid. EsoLtSHMAN These drop-a-nickel-in-tbe- slot weighing machines are the most generous tblngV lever saw. Cousin What do yon mean? ZnelliUinan-'Why they give you pounds for a nickel. - When is it proper to wear a derby bat, and when shonld a stovepipe be woror CONSTANT ItEADEH. A derby Is proper at .any time, but a stovepipe should be only worn when smoking. WHAT ft blessing it would be If new-born babes could be made .to understand1 that "little ones should be seen and not heard.' APROBIWC It a man should catch a little flsh That w.elgbed about three pounds. How mn'ch would the fih's,welgbt iaereass, 'When the story had gone the rounds? Nioht bad spread her mantle over all. The birds had ceased their songs to slag, Tbe flowers slept peacefully Iff thelr.beds, , And bells had hashed their ting-a-llng. And as I slept I dreamed that I A. Wm tormented bv'wisav fcss. .. s, . aBttnwefeH'HwntnUig-ef8 .. UMWTI1 . .Ljl J, CAPITAL GOSSIP. The 3fted at Washington-VlpUUs is the Strcets-SomB PrecffaUenary MeasBree Suggested The Pathetic Story of Tan Old Soldier. ICOB8ESP0KDBXCB OT TBS Mf WTCH-1 TVAsmfcaTOW, Jane 7. Four (states and te District of Columbia swept with terrific flood?, millions of property destroyed,letween 15,000 and 20,000 lives sacrificed. This is tbe story that is on every lip. The frish for offlce, the movements of the President and his family, the Samoan question, the complications In Haytl, the. Canadian and Behrfngsca fisheries questions become trivial to" the last degree, .and no one can discuss them for a moment, in the face of this awful succession ot catastro phe. Por, if it were not .for the great and overshadowing tragedy of the Conemaugh val ley, the destruction and suffering" in a doze'n Other places would call for the sympathy and assistance of tbe people ot tho world. Here in Washington and vicinity a number are drowned, thousands are rendered home less, or, what is almost as bad, thrown out pf work, yet so absorbed have we all been in contemplation of tbe unparalleled .occurrence in tbe valley of the Conemaugh that we hardly give onr own people a passins: thought. An old. fashioned, but yeta very busy and valuable water highway Is destroyed in tbe breaking for tboq sandsOf;feet of the Chesapeake and ObloCanil. One span of the-picturesque Cham ftrtdge is knocked oat of place. A span of tbe.ugly but historical Long bridge- was swept oat to old ocean. Wharves,- coaf dumps, boat houses, tugs, seows. steamers, schooners and smaller crate were hurled down tho river and crushed to pieces. Embankments oq the flats, which have cost millions of dollars, are badly damaged. Hundreds, of thousands of dollars in values were destroyed in the cellars and first floors ot dwellings and business houses. Yet you In Pittsburg; and the people of the ontsido world generally, have taken and will take no note of this; it Is so insignificant when compared with tbe awful scene at yqpr own doors. The Copilot Afloat. Think ot it!. All of the southern portion of tbe National Capital Is' transformed into a veritable Venice, barring the marble, palaces, the graceful gondolas, and tbe ollve-ekinned. black eyed houns in their pictureso.no and rav ishing costumes. Tbe streets were concerted into canatythey were traversed in boats,the In habitants were driven to the secondaries of their dwellings. Big fish were caught within a stone's throw of the Grand Opera House. A tremendous carp was captured in the ladies' waiting room of tbe Pennsylvania Bailfoad station, right on the spot where the crazy assas sin Gulteau fired the fatal ball through tbe body of President Garfield. Washington mon ument was surrounded, and tbe flood extended half way from that memorial shaft to the doors of tho White House. If the Potomac bad been the single river flooded I would have been send ing columns about the occurrence, instead "of keeping silence in the face of pages of heart breaking matter descriptive of tbe great disas ter of tbe Conemaugh valley. The fact thattbe sacrifice of hundreds of lives and the loss of millions in property in other places go almost unnoticed, emphasizes tremendously the breadth and depth ot tbe devastation and holo caust ot the Conemaugh. A PhllosophlenI View. Who is to blamef I am advised that the most orthodox teachers have ceased to attribute earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and floods to a "visitation of God." If men will build dwellings in tbe shadow of a volcano they must expect,to run for it, and perhaps be caught if their legs are not long enough. If we build towns or bouses below tbe mark of tbe highest possible water, in, time of flood we mast expect Just what must naturally happen. If our de fenses against tbe antaeonlstlc laws of natnre are.so weak as to be admittedly liable to be swept away, we must every day of our lives face a possible or a probable death as stoically as we can. While It strikes me at this distance that if I were a member ot tbe South Fork Fishing Club 1 would put up the last dollar ot my fortune to repair the ruin wrought to that small degree possible, yet I do not see tbat tbe dub is morally more responsible tbanany Intelli gent citizen of the valley of the Conemaugh. Anyone who bad a suspicion of the weakness of tbe fatal dam was guilty of neglect so "censur able that I hesitate to use the proper descrip tive word, tor not raising so tremendous a row about it as to lead either to the dam's strength ening or its destruction. But it is easy to crit icise after tbe deed Is done. Had I lived In the Taney x wouia nave oeen as criminally 'careless as anyone. And so. would you. A Little Prevention Needed. Ignorance, carelessness and cupidity are the cause of .nearly all ourwoes, . We bnlld our nomes regardless of a zuture. JSach person who acquires a lot wants to begin to make money out of it as soon and as fass as possible. Here in" Washington a little forethought would nave caused tbe city fathers to prescribe tbat the whole southern portion of the city should be graded to the height of F street, Instead of tbat of Pennsylvania avenue, or less, and until that is done tbe city will be In danger from floods and from malaria. In time of high water the contents of tbe sewers are sweptback and up through the sewer drops into ho city. Wben a proposition was made some years ago toregrade this section a great bowl Went, up from tbe property owners. It would cost too much. Everything, even to the risk of Jife .t self, must be subservient to making of as much profit out of as small an outlay as possible. The loss by floods to Washington would have built up tbe city high and. dry that It could be thoroughly! sewered, and. would have built all around it a sea wall such! as would rival the grand masonry of tbe ancients. And so it is everywhere. I am certain tbat te towns of tbe Conemaugh Valley will be rebuilt on the same lines as before, and tbat portion n I.A.M -will Ka HnrAmt a. ura kl.l . Individual rapacity is an absolute bar to tcev production ot tneiaeai city, just as it makes the 'deal man nothing more than a dream of social conjurors. When all things are done for the common good instead of for Individual profit we shall have cities and towns hand'omer than tbe New Jerusalem, and defy flood and storm and disease, in so far as disease is a re. suit of a lack of sanitary precautions. Allsmeloss Old Warrior. It Is not alone in great disasters that pathetic scenes present themselves. One occurred to day just In front of the building In which Is the bureau of T- Dispatch, exactly opposite tbe Treasury, where millions of money lie un used. An old man of three score years and ten came hobbling painfully up the street Tears wore streamiug'from his eyes. A gentle man who stood by went to him and inquired the cause of bis distress. "Ah, sir, I cannot .tell you,'he sobbed. "Pardon my weakness. It will over in a mo ment" , Seeing he was so frail as to be hardly able to walk, tbe gentleman Insisted on his entering tbe store and taking a seat Soon bo was calm enough to tell tbe cause of his tears. Making his way along tbe street be became so weak be feared he was about to faint and stepped Into me (juice ui a uubct 10 rest a inwaent. xie naa hardly taken his seat when be was brutally driven into the street bv the "bouncer" of tbe hotel. At this a sense of bis complete helpless ness and desolation overcame him and be could not repress his sobs. Proceeding with- tremu lous voice, tbe old man said: "Why, sir, as you see. I am a man of liberal education. I have lived all my life in (giving the name or a city of JJew England), and have always lived comfortably. I became a crlnple from wounds got In tbe army and am unable to work. 1 have lew relatives. My only child, a daughter, lost her husband, was left without means of support and could do nottj. ins for me.' I determined to come here and seek entrance to one of tbe soldiers' homes, r bad a little money left and took- lodglug at a cbeap boarding house. One day while in the back yard pf this little hotel I was kicked on tbe knee by a mule. I was sent o the hospital, and was discharged as nearly cured as I ever will be two days' ago. 1 had 1 cent in my pocket Witb that I bought a halt rotten banana yesterday, and tbat is all I have had to' eat since I left tbe hospital." A little collection was made which netted tho old man soveral dollars, and he was assisted to the street once more. As he lifted his. eyes he saw tbe dome ot tbe Capitol looming np grandly at the other end of tbe avenue. Halt- lng ms nana towara ic no ezciaimea: "Would you believe it sir, the man before Son was four years a-Bepresentative from his tate and sat in an honored seat in that House." ' He gave his name and that of. several of bis coteraporariu", and investicatioa proves that be told tbe troth. There is not a donbt of bis honesty. He was an ex-Bepresentatlve of the United States before tbe war, and was starving in tbe streets of Wasblneton, His kind, hearted benefactor assisted him (0 the cars. He was on his way to.tbo War Department to secure admission to the Home at Hampton. "Were you a soldier, sir?" be asked of the eentleman as they waited for a car. "Yes, but I was a Confederate," was the re- P "Great Godr' exclaimed theoldmanlsn'tlt strange that I should receive charity, and the Ant cbarilvever received In my life, from a , Confederate soldierf God bless yoo, sir." J YV.lA Of aella claoBs Wit. : Trota the Philadelphia Ledger.) Should General Grant be put on the sew two oeat stamp it will give btt enemies a ehaaae to : de what the- have never dona yet-Hok htm. - tJWH:rrijrWW.':';, - ' ,, . -yK ST" k fca-l --"-- -- fea - fata " - lAavViiLaM . .. . ,7.Ar-W !. - i . . -- rr - .-j. I A PAX ,1 ePTIAM. Killed by aRaway Hersr. !jfSwVosr.-roaAtr srci-..j ' frw'YiBX, J we 8, A frightened horse tore'ttwtf loose from a grocer's wagoa at City Hall Park this morplng, and ran down the most orowded' parts of Park Row. At the Brooklyn bridge a polieeman tried to stop it Tbe horse turned into tbe passenger entrance to the bridge and fell on tbe smooth pave ment, Mrs. Mary Ellison failed to get out ol tbe struggling annual's way and was struck on the head and Instantly killed by the horse's hoofs. Her little -,girt was uninjured and rescued by a gateman. Mr. Ellison is a well-to-do Brooklyn resident Among the Flitter. Mrs. James Brown Potter, JTyrleBellew and IS, Bermudez, Chief Justice of Louisiana, sailed for Havre to-day, on the steamship La Gascogne. Dr. George B. Lorlng, United gtates Minister to Portugal, sailed for Boath ampton on the Elbe. Why the Superintendent Is Absent To-Day. Postmaster General Wanamaker had a talk with. Postmaster Van'Cott this morning con cerning the needs of the New York Postofflce. Latejr be asked every member of the tnvestlga tlqg commission which was set to work In the Postofflce a few days since. Just how much tbe commission bad accomplished. Tbe members said tbe commission bad not accomplished muoh pf anything yet After making a tour of the departments, the Postmaster General went to luncheon with Colonel Sbepard, whose guest newU be' Ml next Monday noon. Mr- Wana maker has instructed his private secretary, who la with -him here, to take copious notes of all tbe commissioners tell him concerning the Hew YorR Postofflce. Mr. Wanamaker expects that his family will arrive here from Europe to morrow or Monday. Nabbed by German Soldiers. Otto Blssel has asked Secretary of State Blaine, by letter, to demand tbe release of his 20-year-old son, Paul Blssel, from tbe German Government. Mr. Blssel says tbat he came to Amrricawhen Paul was bat 0 years old, and remained here without interruption np to a few months ago. Then the whole Blssel -family made a pleasure trip to Germany, They started for home a short time since by way of Bremen. L On the small tender which carries passengers to the trans-Atlantic steamships from the Bra. men docks, two German officers seized Paul Blssel.. They said tbat he had gone to America originally to escape military draft and they were under instructions to imprison hitp. In the midst of Mr. Blssel's remonstrances tbe ten der started back to land with tbe officers and yonng Bissel. A few minutes later the steam Ship on which Mr. and Mrs. Bissel were steamed off to New York, ' Sundny Schools' All Pleknfeklng. About 800 children from tbe Plymouth Church Sunday School went up tbe Sound on a picnic excursion this morning. Dr. Lyman Abbott, Henry Ward Seecher's successor, Dr. W.'Edward Beecher and about 100 teachers and assistants helped tbe children sins and eat and kept them from falling overboard. Next Saturday Mr, Talmage will give 'his Sunday school a steamboat excursion up the Sound. Attempt to Assassinate an Alderman. An unknown man tried to shoot Alderman Berry Bheehaa. of Bridgeport Conn., this morning. Tbe Alderman was drinking sod water in'a drug store when the shot was fired. Tbe bullet passed through his front hair. Had be not tipned back bis head to facilitate tbe disappearance of the soda water, tbe bullet would have entered his skull Just above the ear. Alderman Sbeeban has received a-num ber of White Cap notices lately, warning him to desist votlni: tor tbe measure to increase the City Attorney's salary from foOO to $2,500 per annum. He bad voted tor tbe Increase, and believes the shot was fired by some disgruntled taxpayer. Tbe Brlchtoo Bines' Parade. Tbe Brighton Blues held tbelr first out-door parade of this season on tbe Ft Wadsworth parade grounds .to-day. The Blues are a com pany of 33 Staten Island girls, under IS years; wbo wear blue and scarlet dresses, military helmets, apd carry real guns. 'They have been drilled by Sergeants from tbe FC Wadsworth garrison to wbeel, present; dress, and salute like regulars. Tbe Blues are members of the Staten Island 4UQ. Tbey never parade save under the eyes of Ave or six chaperons. Tbe Bines were formerly more numerous than they now are. The publicity which thelrfad gave them caused many members of tbe company to withdraw. SHAKI ON THB SPJ3LLIX6. Some Strange Signs Observedon the Street of Washington. From the Boston Transcript. 1 Within a stone's throw of the B. and P. Sta tion in Washington Is a small restaurant which announces "Chockht 10c." And on F street In that city, Is a store on whose awning is printed, In very large letters, "Ladles' Coffee Cafe." A friend sends this copy of a placard In the window of one of our largest drygoods stores, as one of the "signs of tbe times." "Gant de Suede Glove?." This Is as good as tbe "Eau de yoloane Water" which used to serve as an in- tance of value of having even a small smatter- g oi a zoreign tongue. Bat Will They Do lit tbe Toronto Empire. emnlovment of women as census takers in theVUnited States Is suggested. The specta cle of lone woman telling her exact age to an other woman could not fall to have a beneficial moral effect upon the whole community. TO PURIFY WATER. , BorLnfO, sterilizes water, and within 30 min utes will here killed harmful bacteria. DBtrps and other agents acting chemically, If used lri"amoonts which are commonly safe, do not sterilizb water. Thb prolonged heat which water undergoes in the usual process of distillation destroys all germs which may bo in the water undergoing the process. Obmkaby fllMW, even If satisfactory as strainers, fail to1, remove all bacteria from drinking water. So far from lessening tbe number In the original water, the filtering sub stance may allow k more rapid multiplication than these mlcro-organlshis would ordinarily undergo in the un'jlltered water on standing, and the germs of disease, even if held back by the Altering snbstanec, may be harbored in all filters. Thb finer the substrtnee through which the, water passes, and the Jower'the pressure, the more perfect is tbe action of the - filter in hold ing bacsrthe bacteria. Op all substances thus fVr furnished for do mestic filters, porous rebaiced porcelain care fully selected, I haje founa to be the best. If thick and strong enough to fallow the use of a large surface, and the substance remain per- fecMwithout flaw or Meaa)l tnis may yieia a fair flow of clear water, free Urom all Mcteriaj yet under our ordinary crotob pressure of one atmosphere or less, this yieldl is only in rapid drops, unless the apparatus be complex. To insure "the permanency of this action, the filter should be occasionally st; iltzed through- out by steaming or by other' mi i; for, under .of. bacteria prolonged pressure, various If can go through, and in the ious organic matter collected on the filter e harmful micro-organisms can retain abig: decree of vi- tallty for weeks longer than I ha- ever found tbem to live in pure water. Where filtering is really necesejry.lt I In general best for the community tbaftt be done carefully on a largo scale tbroainvsandbeds upon which a fine layer of organifea&dlaor 'ganlc matter is expressly produce by sedi mentation, because of its vaInablectlon in holding back the great majority of thefactarla. Abas water filter Is less deelrablc&than a . pure water In & natural state. Wheal there fore; filtraWefl Is employed because of refJ dan ger of infection, jfce filtered waterakeeW.ac.a rale, be farthsrsnore boiled, as the eaMf ab- iimi 9 MtHIB will. && Qt0BQtfifiSB QOvfl Ber" thaAMMBMtetia of disease Baa so JfBB9B- VfPPBT SSBBJl BffJBBBlBja, BBJBOB jBnfBSfBBJf Frofa t :$WN COIBMSATIOKIsrjf . -It est 5,O0O to cable a speech by th President of Chill to Eorope. , A very popular wedding present now at Hutchinson, Kan-is a barrel of salt. - Four hundred monuments have been erected on tbe Gettysburg battlefield. ; A ram recently sheared at Metamora, Mich yielded 36J4 pounds of wool at one clip. A blue racer was killed near Decatur, Mich., the other day which measured 11 feet and 4 Inches lnfcngth. Under the laws of China the adult who loses his temper in a discussion is sent to laa for five days to cool off, A-15-year-oId boy of Fitchville. Conn!. has trained sir sheep to harness and drive them, dally about the village. A Western journal communicates the interesting fart that pie parties, much in vogue in that section, are usually followed by pepsin picnics. One of the "sure cures of consumption" sold in Philadelphia was analyzed the other' day, and found to consist of rum, molasses and extract of dandelion. A. sewing circle at Somesville, SfethaW bought an organ for the church, provideda hearse, built sidewalks and raised S50O to' pat an iron fence around the cemetery. Lebanon, Conn., refuses to accept tho old homestead of -her revolutionary governor as a free gift because tbe taxes on it areW per year and the town would have to pay them. "Linotypes" are photographic prints mounted on linen. Washes of color are ap plied to the back Ot the prints, so that they can be used .as colored transparencies with excel lent effect. Two steel blocks, one weighing 150,000 and the other 170,000 pounds, to form a part of tne armament or an Italian iron-clad, were re cently shipped from tha Gruson Foundry at Magdeburg. Lyons, Keb., claims the champion wolf hunter in the person of L. D. HIgley. who in the past three weeks has killed 63 of the "var mints' The bounty on their scalps will net the hunter 210. -Dn J. -aft, Dean of the Dental school at Ann Arbor; MIcb., Is the proud and haopy possessor of a jaw taken from a 2,600-year-old tomb at Borne on which "oridgework" was done, similar in character to tbat done by the dentistsof tbe present day. A Portland, Ore., man pulled out his pocketbook, wben tbe wind seized tbe contents and scattered them broadcast, and 1950 in bills were blown about tbe streets. Fortunately everybody In tbe vicinity proved to be honest, and tho money was all recovered. A remarkable phenomenon was wit nessed at Cardiff lately. After a fall of rain It was noticed that tbe pools of water in the thoroughfares were tinged with red. The phenomenon is what Is known as "bloody rain," and was In ancient times regarded as a sure precursor of plague. A curious discovery has just been made in England, In the neighborhood of one of tho Spltbead forts. While at gunnery practice, some man-of-war's men engaged in grappling: for shot f nnd a Impounder gun, which tarns out to.be at least 100 hundred years old. How the gnn got where It was found is a mystery. The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa haa been put up for sale by lottery. Tbe munici pality of, Pisa, having become greatly strait ened for money on account of expensive im provements, offers tbe tower for sale in order to prevent the Town Hall from being seized, and has adopted tbe method of a lottery so as to get the' highest price possible. Prof. Fresenius, of Wiesbaden, after a long series of chemical analysis, declared that an egg contains as much nourishment as a pound and an ounce of cherries, a pound and a quarter of grapes, a pound and a half of russet apples, two pounds of goose berries and four pounds of pears, and that 111 pounds of grapes, 127 pnnnd&of ros-et apples, 1W pounds of pears and 827 pounds of plums are equal in nourish ment to 100 pounds of potatoes. James L. Babcockrthe Chicagoan who Is to receive over $500,000 of bis late uncle's es tate upon condition that he marries within the next five years, is in Savannah, Ga. Every mail still brings him assorted offers of tbe hands and hearts of ardent maids and wiaowa. A Savannah girl offers to marry him, accept a moderate dower and start for Parit immedi ately after the ceremony, never more to annoy him. Mr.Babcockis resolved to win tbe halt million legacy, bat has not vet chosen the ladr who will assist him. .5.. Another device. :orjlBUtbod.hawbs? added to those hefefoTofefproposed tc-prevt-rc the burning ot cotton when being conveyed lit vessels. Tbe safeguard now brought forward consists in wrapping each bale ot cotton in wire gauze instead of tha usual covering of lute bagging. It has been.lt is claimed, sub jected to all kinds of tests,lnclndlng books and compressions, and it is alleged has proved itselt equal In all respects to jute bagging, tbe cost ot the new material at present being about tbe same as tbat of jute bagging. Tbe principle involved is tbat flame will not pass through. very small holes, according to tbe well-known construction of the Davy safety lamp. A canal has just been constructed m Belgium In which, instead of locks, the boats are hoisted by elevators from one level to another. The canal extends from tbe coal re gion In tbe interior of Belgium to Brussels, crossing- several otber canals at the same grade, so that Belgian coal can be brought di rectly by boats to Paris, as well as to the prin cipal towns in Belgium and Holland. As tha line passes over a rather hilly country, various ascents and descents must be made, and to save the long delays Incidental to passing lock, the change of grade Is made by means of hydraulic elevators. The boats, which measure about 7p tons, are towed at the tow level into an immense tank, with gates, which Is sub merged in the canal. The gates are then closed, and tne tank, which, rests ou tbe pistons of a huge hydraulic elevator, is raised to the upper level, when connection is made with tbe next section ot the canal by means of doable gates, and the boat proceeds on Its way. JJfUNY MEN'S FANCIES. It is better to have had the baseball cham pionship and lost It than never to have had It at all -but not much better. When a young doctor gets his first case people are always glad for htm bnt they are sorry for the patient. BomtnlUt Journal. A new mixed drink, is called a "business . brace, " but Its practical tendency Is more that of a bnslncss lafpcadtT.Ualtimort American. Maud So you are going to marry your father's cashier? Isabella-Yes. Pa savs that if be runs away with the bank's funds the money will still be in the family. J rudge. Blind man (to tailor) I am looking for something for a suit. Tailor Yes, sir. What color would yon prefer? "Well, I should say blind man's buff would bo si appropriate as anything." Boston Herald. She Wanted to Baid tbe Club. Old Maid -.Officer. I want you to raid that club e tas'j corner. ; '-IS Officer Same old garnet Old they stare-ay.- you? "So, they polled down the blind wben I went past." Texat Stftingt, . Flossie is 6 years old. "Mamma;" she!?? asked one day;. "If I get married will I: hare-to)" have a husband tlsepaj" -l . ."' "Yes." replied fho mother, with an amused smile. "And ifl don't get married will! have to be an old maid like Aunt Kate?" "Yes." "Mamma" -after a pause "it's a tough world for us women, ain't it?" Btnglumton JleputlU can., Her Seasons for Leaving. Mistress of the bouse (to domestic who has given warning!- I am sorry, Ann, tbat our ways do not suit you, . Did you expect ns to treat yoa as one of the familyr Domestic (from. Boston)-So. madam. I thing I could have nut on with that, lint I cannot re main here at the sacrifice of my lntellectnalltw Ton harsnoconvof Kmerson In tbe house, art there has not been a can of baked beans oa te) table since I ama. Chicago Tribune. A MEDLEY gOXO. "The moon was shining-silver bright" All hlnndVu lrr the untrodden snow" . "When freedom from her mountain height" ' Shrieked! Oallaghertlethergo." ."An hour passed on, the Turk awoke." "A bumble bee went thundering by,' "To "hover in the sulphur smoke," "And spresdjts pail upon the sky." hi His echoing ax the settler swung," "Se-sa)ad of blh degree," . 'And deen tha nsarlr eaves among" " He heard, 'o woodman spare that tret' "Oh, ever thus, from childhood's bon?." "Bv torch and trumpet tastarrayee," aeatyoa ivy-mantiea to.ww,',- . The bull-frog croaks his, serenade." "Mv iote is Ilka tbe red, red, roe:"4 Ve bebt ring with postetnw, y, !-9trwy Bodkin. brok leasee," n4 , l am wa ?v twS jdesBicableiurderiLTheother ana it repress i:mk: ireeMkest' ; m MS., "w-j-asu ,ji4.ftn.f -'. 'ass-scat,'1 ft-SSF ,T -V ..