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SO BCKbAY DiSPATcn, oneyear. 160 Weekly DiSPATcn, one year. 1 3 The Daily Dispatch is delivered by carriers at IE cents per week, or Including the Sunday edition, si 30 cents per week. PITTSBURG, THURSDAY. JUNE 20, ISSEL KOI A SERIOUS DILEMMA If the excited talk that follows elections counted for much, the Republican leaders might hare double cause for unhappiness since the returns came in Tuesday night. First theProhibitionlsts or atleast those of them who hare been harshly expressing their sentiments blame Senator Quay and his friends for not helping them out. They talk of being deserted, and point ominously to the Novembers of the future. On the other hand the liqnor interests, though now jubilant orer the result, cannot ha Ye quite forgotten that the Senator and Governor helped to precipitate the battle upon them. But Senator Quay is long-headed enough to attach no more importance to these things than they warrant. He will probably in quire whether the Prohibitionists expected him to dragoon the whole Republican party on to Toting for their "ism,"orto accomplish that end by intrigue? It will not become the supporters of prohibition to declare that they harbored such illegitimate anticipa tions. As for theiliquor interests, if they will not be satisfied with the astoundiug majority of the Antis, the Senator still has so much influence with the Legislature that they will scarce care to antagonize him. The Bearer statesman has been too often through situations that boded real difficulty to take much trouble from this one, in which the threatenened perils are but the fleeting illusions of hot temper. WHAT WOULD BE UNPRECEDENTED. The Attorney General of New York has advised the committee on that Assembly ceiling that there is not sufficient evidence to warrant proceedings against the con tractor and superintendent of the ceiling for conspiracy and fraud. The evidence - that the specifications were altered, that bogus materials were substituted, that fraud ulent bills were certified and the bodks altered and falsified, together with the flight -of the contractor, all these, in the opinion of the Attorney General of New York, afford no evidence of conspiracy or fraud. Per haps that opinion is justified in view of the indications that these are regular features of all contracts for State or munici pal work nnder the present political regime of the Empire State. This being the regu lar thing according to all public precedent, of course the Attorney General would be very loath to break over the established rules and proceed against them. Possibly if the work had been done without such jobbery the Attorney General would have been quite ready to act against the con tractor as doing the work in an altogether Unprecedented and irregular manner. TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH. In response to a housewifely correspond ent who inquires why she has to pay about one-third more for the price of susar than she formerly did, the Charleston Xeics and Courier states that it is "because the laws of the United States give the sugar refiners . the power to make the prices of their prod ucts what they please within certain limits" and refers to the fact as an example of "the sweets or protection." This statement of the case is hardly ac curate and even less fair. Supposing, as is clearly the case, the allusion ot our South ern cotemporary to refer to the revenuelaws exclusively, it would have been no more than honest to recall the fact that under these same laws, the cheap prices of sugar prevailing before the trust regime were es tablished. If the1 entire body of law is re ferred to, it would have been more truthful to stale that the laws of the United States, asset forth in Judge Barrett's ruling, do not permit any class to form combinations to raise prices above the level that would he fixed by domestic competition, and that the advance in prices of sugar is the result of an illegal combination which the courts have defined as conspiracy. Finally as there is a decidedly political bent to the JYeurs and Courier' statement Of the case would it not have been honest for it to have stated the fact that in the tariff straggle in Congress the Republicans urged and the Democrats opposed a fifty per cent reduction in the duties of sugar? ENTOHCEKEKT BY HUILIFICATION. The news of the disruption of the Inter State Railway Association, which was or ganized by the Northwestern railroads, for the professed purpose of enforcing the Inter state Commerce law, a few months ago, nat urally arouses a good deal of comment in the railway world. Its especial featnre is a not particularly new demonstration of the fact that all these devices to prevent fair and free competition ere sure to be broken down unless the railroads can realize their ideal of laws passed, in Mr. Fink's words, to "force the railroads to form associations" and to abide by them. This lesson has been repeated in the history of every pool which the railroad has formed so far, and the failure of this combination is only a repetition of the eld lesson. The fact that Mr. Aldace F. Walker, who was induced to leave the , Inter-State Commerce Commission by a sal ary of $25,000 a year, guaranteed lor three years, is now left without anything to do, is another feature of the dissolution about which the public has little interest Whether Mr. Walker will get his exceed ingly fat salary or not for the two years and a half which the burst association had yet to run, Is a matter which can safely be left to be settled between Mr. Walker and the . quarreling railroads. But there is a feature of the combination sly, which isexposed by its dissolution,' and i SiwilB -Which the public has a good deal to do. the association was" professedly one to "en force the Inter-State Commerce law," and the selection of Mr. Walker as its Chair man was intended as a guarantee upon its face that the law was to be respected and carried out by this combination. This law forbade "any contract, agreement or combi nation for the pooling of traffic" or "the di vision of the aggregate or net proceeds of the earnings or any portion thereof." Yet the official statement of the steps taken to preserve the existence of the combination show that the agreement directly contem plated steps "to secure to each company its true share of the competitive traffic;" and that the Executive Board, headed by Mr. Walker, made a decision that one of the railroads in the combination should limit itself to two train loads per week of live stock traffic from Kansas City to Chicago, and that it must divert the rest of that traffic to the Chicago and Alton Railroad. In other words this agreement, which was to enforce the inter-State commerce law has taken steps to violate it, and the recent Commissioner, who left his public position, was induced by his salary of $25,000 a year to approve such acts in violations of the law. Agreements of that sort generally, as is shown by this case, may bo relied upon to enforce only such portions of the law as are grateful to the railroads; and it seems'to be consistent with some ideas of official in tegrity to permit the nullification of such portions of the law as the official does not indorse. This example ought to be sufficient to show that loud professions by railroad com binations, of an intention to assume the functions of government in enforcing the. law will generally conceal the methods of nullifying its spirit, if not of violating its letter. A COHMUKITY OF INTERESTS. The extension of the membership of the Amalgamated Association by enlarging the representation of labor in its ranks looks like a wise work. The nearer the as sociation gets to including in its councils the full community of interests of iron and steel workers, the better should be the re sult in several important particulars. Chief of these is that the liability to stop pages of work, or lockouts or strikes will be lessened. It is only an enlargement of the proposi tion to recognize the further fact that the more the manufacturers and the Amalga mated Association consider their mutual as as well as their several interests, the greater the benefit to the locality. What ever helps to confirm Pittsburg as the cen tral and commanding site of the iron and steel industries of the country, is sure to be of benefit to all concerned in 'Pittsburg in dustries, whether belonging to the ranks of labor or of capital. IS IT TRUE NOW! In reference to the danger of the estab lishment of plutocratic influence in this country a western paper declares that it is more imaginary than real, and quotes the familiar saving that there are in America"but three generations between shirtsleeves and shirtsleeves." When the influences prevail that make that saying true, it is one of the greatest saleguards against Democracy in property as well as in politics; bnt it is worth while to inquire whether it is true at present or not The Yanderbilt fort une is in its third generation and shows no signs of dissipating, and the Astor fortune is in its fourth. Tnese examples might be repeated on a smaller scale, but they'ara sufficient to indicate the possibilities of the corporate system for perpetuating great fortunes, and in that respect repeating the evilsof the landed system in the Old World. We cannot guard against such dangers by relying upon an old proverb, without main taining the conditions that make the prov erb true. THE COWS ON TOP. At present the cows are on top in Port Dodge, la. The march of civilization in Port Dodge is impeded by an impenetrable cordon of cows. The aldermen of the city have entered into abiding alliance with the gentle creatures, who sometimes figure with their brethren in The Dispatch's market page as meat On the hoof. Acoording to the compact the cows may explore the streets and the lawns of the Port Dodgers at their own sweet will. In vain do the citizens point to their ruined gardens, from which the geranium and the rose as well as the mere leaves of grass are daily disappear ing The constitutional right of the cows to the freedom of the streets, their friends, the aldermen, are determined to defend to the last ditch. The cow is naturally democratic in her tastes. She knows nothing that is green or herbiterous that is too good for her. Grass is good enough for her as a rule, but she can stave off the pangs of hunger with a century plant, and chew the cud as com placently after a meal of ferns as when her interior department is filled with clover. All we hope is that the news of the cows' victory in Fort Dodge will not come to the ears of the cows in this neighborhood. There is enough the matter with the milk trade in spite of the plentiful supply of water without a strike of the cows for the privi lege of access to our streets and gardens. A LITERAL 0.UAREEL. Whenever the noise Of a dispute about some scientific question fills the land it is safe to say that.Chicago or St Louis.or both, have a hand in it There is a regular tin-' pan fight on just now between the editors of the Chicago Tribune and the St. Louis Re public as to the pronunciation of the letter "r." Mr. Medill, of the Tribune, maintains that the "r" should be trilled, while the mighty genius who keeps down the lid of the St Louis journal insists that the trill is improper. According to the St. Louis authorities, for Prof. Allen, ot the Missouri University, has gallantly come to the rescue of the editor, the letter "r" should be pro nounced in such a way, for example, as to render the final sound in sofa andatfier the same. Prof. Allen quotesseveralEnglish ver balists and writers on phonetics to support his view, and the editor of the Republic gleefully asserts that tne Republic's poem, Oilana Bo saner! stands as a model of rhyme. The trouble about questions of this sort is that the people of every locality in English-speaking countries imagine and insist that the only simon-pure, orthodox and ab solutely correct English is spoken by them. And they can all prove that they are right. Doubtless it is true that all dudes, darkles, Southerners and many Yankees do not trill the "r," and the English they speak sounds sweet and pure in their ears. There are also millions of people who do trill the "r," not only in Chicago, but all over the globe. The rolling of the "r" seems good to them. Singers of English everywhere would be horrified if asked to abandon the fine rip pling sound of the terminal "r'' well rolled. In operatic love-making, rolling his "t's" is almost as potential from the tenor's views as rolling his eyes. COT.OJ.ET.. El.T.lOTT P. SlTEPAsn declares 1 that the catastrophe at Johnstown was caused by divine wrath, and that the vic tims were punished for their "evil deeds; bul having expressed thai opinion he goes to work with liberal contributions and practical aid for the relief of these sinners from the punishment, which he asserts to have been ordained by Divine power. We are glad to observe that the good editor's practice is better than his theology. The fate which pursues a good man struggling with adversity, is indicated by the sad experience of DeVoe who was moved by the Johnstown disaster to predict a cyclone for last Monday end is again the sport of the adverse elements. The discovery of a "Sugar Trust" in New York, by which a shipping clerk, a truckman and a retail dealer succeeded in robbing a big firm ot some thousands of dollars worth of sugar, was followed by the arrest of the members of the combination. It seems to be a well established principle of law in New York that robberies in the sugar business which are counted in less sums than the millions are wholly and criminally illegal. Chicago has discovered that railroad rates are discriminating against her com merce and that Anson is away down in the batting average. Consequently Chicago is entertaining doubts as to whether life is worth livings Mr. Blaise's Pan-American Congress, which is to meet in Washington a few months hence, is a revival of the credible effort which he made in the State Depart ment eight years ago. Let us hope that the revival of the good features of Mr. Blaine's policy in 1881, will not be accompanied by .any of the less desirable features, not wholly free from the unpleasant aroma of guano. A MEMBER of the Pennsylvania Legis lature may be exempt from arrest while re turning from the session of the Legislature; but the people of the State will vote by a large majority that he ought to pay his board bill. It is a long lane that has no turning. A baseball umpire in Tennessee after being fairly worn out with the usual assaults upon his decisions, at last resorted to his ar tillery and shot a man who disputed his judgment. This indicates that the umpire will have an inning now, and is no longer disposed to be whitewashed. Dukino the fortieth or thereabouts, day of rain, yesterday, the people of Pitts burg would have voted unanimously on the dry side, but not in favor of cold water. The baseball record, so far as made Up this week, indicates that if the Chicago champions would go around the world once more, and lose themselves in the wilds of Australia, the Pittsburg team might be able to beat them in the contest for fourth place from the bottom. With the election returns putting the anti-amendment majority up in the vicin ity of 160,000 it looks as if prohibition were prohibited. The report that Sir Julian Pauncefote, the new British Minister, "devours our humor eagerly" is calculated to create fears for our English friend's health. It is well known that an excessive diet of chestnuts is liable to have a very demoralizing effect upon the digestion. That, new suffrage amendment seems to have been forgotten and very much left be hind in the struggle between cold water and whisky. Without offensive partisanship, might not Governor Poraker and the other cham pions of the soldierB indulge in a protest against the removal of a soldier's widow from a postoffice in Indiana in order to make room for a Republican politician? Personal gossip. Mb. Gladstone has had his portrait painted 85 times. Ax amateur photographer recently got a snap shot at Baby McKee at Cape May. Sitting Bull, the Sioux, Is slowly recover ing from the pneumonia. Onqe in a while the Indian question takes on a very hopeless aspect. A handsome statue of ex-President Mc Cosh, of Princeton, has been unveiled at that place. Mr. St Gaudehs is the sculptor, and the class of '7S contributes the statue as a memorial of its decennial reunion. Otiinikl Gager, who died at Norwich, Conn., Saturday, at the age of 83, was annually elected Clerk of that town irom 1839 to lSSS. This must make Some of the professional office holders In Washington feci ashamed of them selves. The new Duchess of Portland is said io look very young, though she fa so tall. Her coloring is perfect, though not to be sketched with pen and ink, comprising, as it does, dark brown hair with an auburn gleam where it catches the light, violet blue eyes with large pupils, anda complexion of milk and roses. A London writer says: "Is it not sweet and nice of her to let a country dressmaker make her wedding gown because she had promised her, long aco, that she shouldr Perhaps neither of them dreamed then that it would be the bridal dress -of a Duchess" In accordance with custom, the Court Journal of London, which announced the completion of Queen Victoria's 70th year, gave the ages of her royal cotemporaries as follows: King of the Netherlands, 72: King ot Denmark, 71; King of Wurtemburg. 6d; Emperor of Brazil. 63; King of Saxony, 61; King of Sweden and Norway, CO,' Emperor of Austria, 5Sj King of the Belgians, Wj King of Portugal, 60: King ot Roumama, 60: Sultan of Turkey. 46; King Of Italy, 45) Emperor of Russia, Ui, King of the fiellches, 43; King of Bavaria, 41; King of Slam, 35; German Emperor, 30; Emperof of China, 17; King of Servia, 12, and the King of Spain, 3. It will be a disappointment to the CantSbay, England, crofters should the attempt to dispute the wilt of the late Earl of Caithness prove successful. According to a clause in it, 230,000 was to be divided amongthem, and, considering that the district is not large, this would mean a very respectable sum to each individual. What wonld make' the bequest all the more accept able is their extreme poverty, for though they get the name of being, as a-community, above the average in regard to thrift and industry, there is extremely little to be made Out of their moory, heathery farms, or from the wild sea out of which they try to supplement thelf live' lihood. The late Earl was on extremely friend ly terms with his tenants, and there Is hardly another district In Great Britain whore the re lations between castle and cottage were friend lier than in his time. To hear the tenants speac about them is like a dream Of old times. E0UND IN A BOTTLE. A Message From the Send Found Floating In the River. Special Telegram td The Dispatch. WEIxsvn.lK O., Juno 19. A corked bottle containing the following note was taken from the river here to-day: 1 see the flood coining. It is about 50 feet away. Cannot escape. Door locked. Cannot find key. Uoodby. ' J. AIalossy. JohnstoWS, PA., May 31, 1SS9. The penmanship is very good, but evidently written in great haste. A Chance for American Enterprise. From the Atlanta Constitution.: The leaning tower of Pisa is to be sold. Some enterprising American ought to buy it and straighten lt.up.,' , , 1 ,iV;f, 1 I THE TOPICAL TALKER. A Gorgeous Hotel In London Why Fair Weather Is to be Feared Weta nnd Drys Strawberries Without Sunshine. The Hotel Metropole, in London, at which Mr, Carnegie entertained, Mr. Gladstone, Min ister Lincoln and other distinguished people on Tuesday evening, is one ot the newest as it is one of the finest of the big hotels built in the last few years In the English metropolis. A good many Americans stop there, and I have lieafd many stories of Its -magnificence and ex peniiveness. From personal observation I should say that the proprietors of the Hotel Metropole prefer to cater to millionaires or at least rich men only. One evening last summer I remember call ing at the Hotel Metropole, which is situated splendidly nn Northumberland avenue, close to Trafalgar sou are on the one side and the Thames embankment on the other. A gorgeous lackey opened the swinging doors for me, and I passed immediately into what answers to the rotunda ot our hotels, butslttlngaround which, to my great surprise, a number of ladles in regulation low-cut dinner dresses were seated, and comparatively few men, all of whom wore spike-tail coats and singtediarreled eya glasses with continuations In keeping, of course. ... I iXQtriRED of another spperb being In plush shorts and white stockings, upon whose coat was enough gold lacs for three field marshals, where the office might be. He raised a finely padded arm and rather spectrally pointed to a side room on the left I followed the direction and almost collided with a handsome young man in full evening regalia- He asked me very politely what I wanted. I was tolerably well scared by that time, and I felt like saying "Nothing" prior to a swift retreat, bnt the aspect of my opponent was so reassuring that I confided to him that I wished to see a Pitts burger whom I supposed to be stopping there. The books which in some sort answered to the hotel register in an American hotel were ex amined, but the man I Sought was not found there. From the Hotel MetrOpole I carried away the impression that it was a comfortable place to stay, if one could stand a good deal of Sum mery and flfinkeyism with the board and lodging. THE ANBWEB IS SO. So thunder storms cln scare ns now; When skies grow dark we smile and say 'It rains again; I wonder how Many cloudbursts came to-day.11 But can there be a mortal brain Io stand a whole day without rain ? ' V "The State is certain to go wet." said the hustling high license anti-Prohibitionist, as be walked away from the polls on Tuesday, "and it is equally dead sure that I shall be dry to morrow morning when I get up." v TOO MUCH. Oh give ns water, " was their cry, "This btate with prohibition crown I" The waters came, alas I too high! Too much to drink, enough to drown. ... ' "Did you vote yesterday?" asked Soberly, "Yes Voted dry," replied Swlgger. "You never voted for prohibition, a steady drinker like you," said Soberly, with severity. "I didn't say 1 voted for prohibition. 1 voted dry because the saloons were all closed on Tuesday." FOB IT'S VEnT SOtfE THIS TEAS. Touch not the berry ripe and red Between the chining leaves, . For verily it must be said The strawberry deceives. From shame it hangs Its blushing head, And he who cats it grieves, As one might after hiring read A novel by Miss Hires. U. J. JIATTERS METROPOLITAN. Cone Saw Captured. flTEW YOBK BUREAU SPECIALS. New York, June 19. Mrs. Eva Zengler. of Chicago, who arrived here en route to iShropo a few days ago, accused Wan Lee and Cong Saw, laundrrmen. in a police court this morn ing of stealing her $500 cluster diamond pin. Before leaving Chicago Mrs. Zengler sewed the pin up in a little muslin pocket on the shoulder of her nndervest To-day she sent the vestte her wash to Cong Saw's laundry. A little while after the wash was gone she remem bered that she had not removed the pin. She hurried off to the laundry and f onnd the nn dervest and the little muslin pooket, bnt no pin. Then she called on. the police and had IsOUg OAVt ttUU 111Q UOaiaMUbi Tf UUUCQ) HUCSkCU. They denied everything. They will be exam ined to-morrow, Tom Nnsi's New Job. Thomas Nast win hereafter make pictures for Time, a humorous weekly. He will not devote himself exclusively, as formerly, to political subjects, but will Illustrate topics of general gnterest Going Where 'Tis Cooh Ex-Senator Thomas C. Flatt and Mrs. Piatt started for Alaska this evening. In Detroit they will be joined by General and Mrs. Alger, General Alger's eldest son, his two unmarried daughters, and Air. and Mrs. Thurston. Al most up to the hoqr of his departure, Mr, Flatt was busy talking politics witlilho big Republi cans of New York. He had long consultations with Senator Hiscock, Collector Erhardt, Fre mont Cole and General Knapp. Democrats here think that Mr. Piatt's Alaskan trip is the opening gun of General Alger's canvass for the Republican Fresldental nomination in issri Threw alls Mother-In-Law On'- Martin MeNulty, of Hoboken, went home drunk last night and tried to beat his wife and baby. His mother-in-law snatched the child from him. He felled her to the floor with his fist and kicked her in the back. Then he threw her out of a third-story window, Twenty minutes later aneighbor found bcr unconscious on the pavement with a broken shoulder, a fractured arm and a dislocated jaw. She will probably not recover. MeNulty Is in jail pend ing the result of her injuries. Trying to Classify Worsted. The Executive Committee of the Woolen Goods Association met in secret session in its room here this morning td discuss the question of classifying worsted with woolen goods. The Beectier Maine Fund Growinc. The members of Plymouth Chdrcb, Brook lyn, are collecting 83,000 with which to buy T. C. Conant's Ufe size portrait of Henry Ward Beecher. The fund for the erection of a statuo of Mr. Beecher in Prospect Park has been In creased during the last month to about 831,000. The cost of the statue will be $35,000. Stole From nis Fnther-ln-tntr. Edward B. Cox was arrested to-day for em bezzling over S4,000 of the money of his employ 'ers, Stevenson, Wood fe Co.( of Brooklyn. James Stevenson, senior partner in the firm, is Cox 'B father-in-law, and took him into the es tablishment as bookkeeper four years ago. Almost Immediately Cox began to steal amounts ranging from 75 cents io $100. About three weeks ago he went to Niagara on a lark, taking several of his companions With him. During his absence the firm discovered their cash account was short arid began td overhaul Cox's accounts. They found a number of dis crepancies and immediately employed an ex pert acconntant to investigate matters. When Oox returned from Niagara he was arrested. Cox was a candidate for the Legislature last fall, It has been determined. The Exposition Mast Open on Date, With out Keitard to Wentheri The Exposition project has emerged frdm tho clond of the Johnstown disaster, and Mr. Bindley states that the show will oped at 8 F. at. September 4. Tho projectors hate p de cided, provided, of course, that nothing unex pected supervenes. The money hasn't been raised, bnt it has1 been decided that it will bo some way or other. They say the flood merely deterred but did not stop work. MSnager Johnson states that applications oil file for space- are sufficient on which to base predictions ot success, and these'spaces will he assigned within a short time and some who have neglected to apply will probably And the have sinned away their day of grace. Of course there Is no question that the manufacturing ex hibit will be superb, and the art exhibition promises to be unusually Interesting and enough musical organizations have specified their willingness 10 in that particular. their willingness to fake part to insure success 1 that particular. flnmnYalnt IS made that neither steam nor Bhioeh animaj. uv it wiuv tw uc muu tucjr -were expected to sell JIOO.W Worth ot interest in tlm nrnWt at thA very least- 4i. t1J fe iilif. AAnA .V tA fn.. a. J W M !-" ".'-- --TT. . - A TEMPERANCE VICTORY. . Tho Result of Tuesday's Election So Consid ered by Several Philadelphia Papers Editorials From the Lending Evonlnc Journals Of That City Tho Herald Be labors Quay and His Party. IFnOM A STATl" COnBBSPOSDEST.1 Philadelphia, June 19. The evening pa pers devote considerable space to editorial opinions on the result of yesterday's election, especially the Jiullettn and tha Telegraph. The former, in the course of its remarks, says: It Is more than possible that tho saloon interest will regard this defeat of prohibition as pe culiarly a triumph of their own, and that they will be emboldened in advancing 'against the salutary reforms which have been introduced through the medium of the Brooks law. There are many of these people who are now looking forward to the beginning ot a popular reaction as a result of the verdict against prohibition, and who predict that it will not end until that wise and wholesome law has been either re pealed or modified. Nor Is it-by any means improbable that the course of tho Prohibition ists, in swinging the pendulum to the extreme on one side, may havo a tendency to give it an impetus in the opposite direction. In view of this danger and it will be more perceptible later on than it Is now the friends of high license cannot too soon make clear their purpose of takingno step backward. They need to serve notice, in plain terms, on these enemies of the law who assume that the maiority against prohibition is warrant cnongh for a general movement to the front of the liquor interest, that no such proceeding will be tolerated. And It Is right here that the Prohibitionists themselves, who must admit that high license even at the worst is better than no remedy, should show their good sense by turning In with the supporters of the exist ing laws and making the best of the situation. There will be no room and no excuse for any dt'play on their part of resentment or sttrli ntes. Tbey have been defeated openly and fairly and after thoy had everv possfbIS oppor tunity for ascertaining the extent of their strength with tho people. It is therefore their duty to abide the will of tho majority. Prohi bition in Pennsylvania is henceforth a dead is sue. ... In the Interests of Reform. The Telegraph says: There is one argument that these people are always putting forth as an apology for their extreme views, and this is the abolition of slavery. But apart from the fact that there is no sort of analogy between the holding of slaves and the use of intoxicants it is very necessary to bear in mind how and by whom the abolition of slaveryVas brought about. The people who declared that the Con stitutional sanction of slavery was a covenant with hell had about as much to do with aboli tion as the fabled man in the moon, Unless, in deed, their naggings of the Southern slave holders may be said to have galled them into rebellion. However, we don't care to argue this point. Tho prohibition proposition is defeat ed, and so well defeated that there is no room whatever for doubt as to how public opinion in Pennsylvania stands with regard to it. This defeat means that hereafter in this Stato the subject of temperance will bo discussed from a different standpoint than hitherto, and that the same force of public opinion which secured the enactment of the license law will be exertetl through the Legislature, and inallotherproper and reasonable ways, for the promotion of the true temperance cause. The defeat of the pro posed amendment is in no sense a defeat or set back of a most important reform movement, hut it will rather promote It by aiding to bring into active sympathy with it a considerable number of citizens who lir.vo hitherto stood aloof, becanse they could not bring themselves to regard temperance and total abstinence as synonymous terms. . Not a Rum Victory. The Stem says: Don't assume that the result on prohibition is i. "rum victory." It is a vic tory achieved by the conservative temperance element of the State, who believe that prohibi tion does not prohibit. The iVeti-J says: As a decided preponderance of sentiment favored the enactment of the high license law, It Is safe to say that yester day's ontcome does not mean that tho people are not in favor of temperance and tcvere re strictions ubon the sale of liquor, for they are. The State does not want prohibition, but it does want sobriety, and the liquor interests should bear this in mind and refrain from de stroying themselves by attempting to modify the high license law. Satisfied With Hlijti License. The Star says: The splendid working of the high license law wasdoubless ode of the prin cl pal causes of defeat. The friends of temper ance must not regard yesterday's result as a blow dealt at cold water principles or a victory for rnm, but simply a broad expression of pub lic opinion that prohibition was not the right way to treat so great an evil as intemperance. It must not be accepted as a fact that all, or even any considerable portion, of the adverse votes ere cast by men who love rum or favor its use, but that thousands upon thousands of the most thoughtful and conscientious men in tbo State voted as they did under the confident belietthat to have done otherwise would have led to results far more disastrous' than those which some of the more ardent friends of pro hibition insist will follow the defeat of their pet project. A Democratic View, The fferald says; What answer has Matthew Stanley Quay to make now to the Prohibition ists at Whose request his Legislature submitted the amendment? The Republican party adopted the amendment as its' ottn special offspring (as it in reality was), yet with the great majority of 79,000 in the Btate, that party could not or would not carry out Its contract and make law of the measure. To evade the responsibility for this grossly dishonest juggle is simply impossi ble. It is perfectly safe to say that the Prohi bitionists will accept no excuse, nor should they. In all this fight tho position of the De mocracy has been perfectly consistent. The traditional policy of that party hh3 been one of opposition td sumptuary laws. In the present campaign it simply kept hands off. The sole official action -taken was by the Democratic members of tho State Senate, who. in April last, formally protested against the star chamber method of the G. O. P. in the Legislature, In dealing With tho amendment, ns a caucus and partisan measure. In the voting of yesterday tho Dem oeratpfwhether staving at home and letting the Republicans kill their owh Offspring, or in going to tue pons ana neiping in tne Slaughter, have been perfectly consistent. The responsi bility was not theirs, and tbey could atforu to do as individuals wbateach saw fit. The result cannot help but bebeneflcial to the Democracy. Pennsylvania is, and of right ought to be, a Democratic Btate, and if the result of yester day's grand display of Republican faithless ness and dishonesty shall be to accomplish the grand result of bringing the Democracy again into its own it will not hare been in vain. . . An Emphatic indorsement. The Colt says: It is an emphatic indorsement, sot only of the law, but of the courts which have so rigidly enforced it, and a demand at the same time that there bo no backward step from the 6evere regulations of tho liquof traffic Many thousands of people who, a year ago. Would have wotked and voted fdr tho amendment, yesterday did not hesitate to work and vote the other way, simply because they prefer a cettalo teinperande measdre to a vety uncertain one. Politics had nothing to do with it. Party managers conld not have controlled the voters even If they had tried. It was a matter of personal judgment entirely, and pol iticians could -have done nothing with it and would have been Impotent bad they attempted to direct the voters. High license is preferred, and it will be so long as it remains an effective temperance measure, . Simpson. A TEST TO BE MADE. The Catholic Professors td Come on, When the Problem Will bo Solved. Special telegram to TheBtspatch. WAStnxoTOX, Jnne 19. The officials of the1 hew Catholic University atd greatly disap pointed at the refusal of the Attorney General to decide upon a hypothetical case, whether the professors employed abroad for the uni versity are prohibited from teaching or coming' to this Country under the Operation- of the law prohibiting the importation 6f foreign laborers under contract. Tbey were desirous to have a decision that tbey might inform the professors whether it was worth their while to make the journey to America. The refusal of the At torney General to consider any but a bona fide caso makes it necessary that professors shall land in America before knowing If they cad occupy the positions awaiting them. Attorney Morris, of this city, counsel for the university, said to-day that the decision of As sistant Secretary Hepburn and the action of the Attorney General pat the authorities of the university In the position of attempting to violate the law. Nothing, be said coula be .farther from their purpose. They aro confi dent they are not violating the law. The pro lessors are lecturers, in the broadest sense of the word, and lecturers ate plainly excepted from the operation of the law. Tho lecturers would soon be brought to this Country, how ever, auu luuiibuia ButtiiKo uuiuKA'J- it uep- burn would bo Reviewed by a higher authority. .j - '!. : . . jn-ta ?- IHE'GREATitOSB'FETE. A Dellsatfal Event at Silver Lake Grove There Were 3,000 Present How They Were Nicely Entertained. The 3,000 people who attended the Rose Fete at Silver Lake Grove yesterday were" thor oughly convinced that nature hod for once succeeded in rewarding their charity as well as their courage in facing a cloudy sky and a misty atmosphere to discharge their duty toward the Sacred Heart Church, and those whose continued exertions for two months past culminated yesterday in the raising of nearly 52,000 to reduce the congregation's debt. The stream of gaily-attired and light-hearted humanity began to pour through the gates at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and continued until after 8 o'clock at night to fill the grove. At 9:15 the music ceased, the electric lights were ex tinguished, and eight hours of festive pleasure were at an end. While the old folks turned ont en masse, the faces of the sweet girl graduate, the rosy cheeked belle and the ubiquitous youth greeted one at every turn. It was too warm for much dancing, and none were loth to take advantage of the promenades which cut through every section of the grove. At i o' clock the dining commenced. Every, thing was placed before the gnests by the obliging aid, and the appetite of the most ob jectionable epicure could have been easily appeased. The ladies who had charge ot this department were Mrs. C. A. Grant, President, and Mrs. F. J. Brady, Secretary and Treasurer, with the tables In charge of the following: No. 1 Mrs. Keating, Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Kaf ferly. No. 2-MrS. Charles Gros3, Mrs. "William Man gon and Misses Bardie, Mangun, Smith, Holland and Gross. No. t-Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Glenn, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Mitchell and the Misses Burns, Grant and Sullivan. No.4 Mrs. Connors, Mrs. MeNulty, Mrs. Brady and the Misses Smith, Breen, O'Brien, T-ambcrton, Sullivan and Dorris. The ambrosial fragrance of the gaily be decked flower booth seemed to draw everyone to that tlttlo Temple of Flora at the south east end of tho pavilion where Mrs. Charles Lble, and the Misses O'Connor, Burns, Daffy and Lamberton decorated their generous patrons with roses and lilies. To say that their proceeds were upward of 8100 Is sufficient testimony of their good work. Like a perennial spring in a desert of drouth waSthelemonado and refreshment booth di rectly opposite, which was surrounded at all times by those who lingered there almost per petually to aoench their thirst either by Im bibing the delicate refreshments or drinking in' the beauty of the sweet-faced girls who pre sided during tho day and concluded their ardu ous task in the evening by turning over to Father Kane 100 per cent more cash than was made at the same booth last year. It was! Mrs. James Diamond who presided here, but the success of the affair was occasioned Dy the irresistible impulse felt by the young men to patronize the ?iuick-witted beauties in charge and drink re reshments from their hands. Miss Annie Cunningham, Mrs. Robert Scott, and the Misses Nan Scanlon, Katie Kane. May Cunningham. Clara Myring, Minnie Rosemnnd, Annie Link, Nellie Kearney and Annie Lawley were the ladies who did their work amid the tulle and Japanese decorations of this booth. 1 Beside Father Kane, a number of priests were present as were also many of the most fashionable people from the East End, Pitts burg and Allegheny. The following named gentlemen havo man aged the affair from the first: Dan -Wllhare. JohnW. Tim, Charles Donnelly, .lames Grogan, H. P. McCullongh. U.T. ltaHerty, VV. J. Friday, J. W. Wallace, Ihoraas Hacket, James Lappah, G. W. bchmidt. E. C. Schmcrtz, Charles irrlel, 1. Hesson, John Howley. M. Mc Cormlck, J. Dawson Callery. P. J. Longhney, I). Boyle. John Lawley, A. F. Keating, A. J. Barr. llllam C. ltafferty, Thomas S.O'Neil. Chas. Eble, F. P. Stalth. M. Mack, William J. Tomer, F. .1. Brady, A. O'Leary. John Grant. John McCafiery, James Diamond, John P. Brennan, W. H. Grlffln, AV . II. Hoeveler, James Weldou, A. V. U. Water son. James 3. Murry, Theo. Hyle, D. Callaghan, L. Gloninger. ' BEE SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY. The Birthday Celebration Honored by Sirs. Illentzer and Friends. The sixtieth birthday anniversary of Mrs Margaret Mentzer was the occasion for a pleas ant family rennion on Tuesday evening, at her residence, No, 69 Washington street, Allegheny. Of her family, there'werft nrpsent? Mr. Tlw. rence Mentzer, Misses Margaret, Teresa and Rosa Mentzer: a niece, Mrs. Clara Ober, Mr. and Mrs M. J. Connolly. Air. and Mrs. Florence Mentzer, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Mentzer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles li. Mentzer" and Mr. C. J. Niess. After refreshments, dancing was Indulged in to music furnished by the Atlantic Band. A Chhrmlnff Reception. A reception was held yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Albert H. Chllds. on Am berson avenue, Shadyside, in honor of Mrs. J. J. Pugsley. ot Ohio, and Miss Thompson, Of Hew York City. Mrs. A. H. Childs received the guests, with the assistance of Mrs. II. Childs, Mrs. J. J. FUgsley, Miss Chalfant, the Misses Watson. Miss Marshall, Miss Bowers, Mrs. F. G. Kay and Miss Heverston. About 100 of the elite of Pittsburg were present. TAKING THE CHINESE OATH, A Singular Ceremonial Observed In a Phila delphia Court. tSFECIAl. MtlOEAM TO THE CISBATCn.1 Philadelphia. June 19. Tuck Tie, of Mott street, New York, was on the witness stand in court here to-day, in a fan-tan case. It was de termined to administer a Chinese oath to him, as well the oath on the Bible. The Interpreter, with considerable ceremony, placed a saucer in front of the imported witness, and placed in his hand an Iron bar that was said to have been used in the Race street gambling house as a peacemaker. The witness then repeated, after the interpreter, holding the bar. aloof: "If I shontd tell a lie in my evidence in this casej may I die as the plate is broken." And with that he brought down the bar and smashed the saucer to smithereens. This was not the end of the ceremony. In terpreter Chew then lighted a match, and hold ing it in close proximity to Tie's nose the Chi naman gave a whiff or a snort, and it was im mediately extinguished. After this important proceeding had been concluded, the witness we'nt on with his evidence. Two other China men were also called in support of the alibi, one of whom said he would be condemned to hades if he told a He, and the other one said that the Bible was a ''swearing book." Even the Cattle Have Heard of It. From the Chicago Trlbnfte.1 "Jake," called out the brakeman of the freight train, wild with excitement, as he came' rnnblng back to the caboose, "did you yell out the name of this town when we stopped to let those pasengers oft just now?" "Certainly I did," answered the conductor. 'Didn't yori know better than to do that!" exclaimed the frantic brakeman. "Ve've got 300 cattle in this train, and they're just break ing the cars down trying to get out, tool" Thejraln bad stopped at Fort Dodge, Iowa. It Wonld be Unfortunate. From the New York Tribune. The denial of the report that JohhL. Sulli van was on a wild debauch is not altogether welcome. It woUld be unfortunate if both be and Kilrain should come to the scratch on July 8 in such perfect condition that neither could knock the other into obscurity, A Dnmlr Dctlbr. Superintendent Fatton and the clerical force of tbo Baltimore and Ohio are "tickled all to pieces" over their quarters in the new depot. They used to smile a good deal in the old ranch, but it will require a yard stick to measure their grins now. TUE OUTSIDE JUDGE. A FABODY-BEAb AT THE LAWYERS' nCIIC. . Ton may sing of the Judge-Common Pleas Jndge, Or an J judie that yon, please. I go for tbejudge, the nice old Judge, That knowlnzly takes his ease, And looking -ise from behind the bench, At the rate or 6,000 a year, Cares not a pin In his sound old head Who goes to the front br rear. Not his Is the bone tHfey ate fighting for; And Why Should the Judge sail in, With nothing to train, but a chance perhaps To lose his political skin. There in af be a few, perhaps, who fall To see it quite la this light; Bat when the far flies, I'd rather be The outside lodge In the- fight. I know there are some-Mir Jndres 1 speak That think It Is quite the thlhjr To take the cart of one in the fight, AUd hop right into the ring j But 1 care fadt a pin what Shy may say. In recard to the wrong or the right. My Judgment goes, as well as my rhyme, For the Judge that keeps out oftbefigbt, MABSIULIi BBOWX. ft ONE 17, 1881. WIT, HUMOR AND PATHOS. Odd Little Stories From tbo Rains of Johns town Tho Fonrteentb Regiment's New Cook-'A Carton Clrcumstnnco About a. Circus Iir-lhe Flood. itTLOit A STATS' COBSESFOXDEXT.I JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 19. Out of tho great flood the Fourteenth Regiment has gathered a mascot In the person of Shad Lewis Jones, a colored man. The fellow lived formerly on Cinder street, in this city, where he lost his wife and one child. "Shad." which is the nick name the soldiers have conferred upon him. Is a character from the sole of his large feet to the top of his cocoanut shaped head. When he talks about the flood and tells how ho lost his wife, his voice becomes tremulous with pathos and sincere emotion. "Ah. gentlemen," he will say, "1 loved my wife dearly, and 1 stayed with her on the roof as long as there was room for us both. But when the water came so near and so high that I saw we wouldn't be able to hold on both, I jumped off to Save myself." 'But why did you not stay with your wife and drown with her sooner than let her perish by herself T" I asked him to-day. "Well, now, look here, sir; those were try ing times," he answered; "and self preserva tion is the first law of nature." And that is the Only excuse he will offer. Bnt after the waters began to recede he Went anxiously looking about, and he never rested until his wife was found and buried. It was then Dr. Foster, of the Fourteenth Regiment, found him. and he got him at once Installed as cook. In that capacity Shad has not only been momanwnoiurnisnea tnetaoie Wltn ail mo delicacies the camp would prodnce, but he has also been the main source of amusement and entertainment to all the soldiers. AN incident took place this morning in the gorge of debris above tho Pennsylvania Rail road bridge, where a gang of Italians have been employed In clearing out the wreckage and hunting for dead bodies. They suddenly struck an object, which looked very much life the corpse of a little child about 4 years of age. Gently and carefully, in order to keep the baby unharmed, the man cleared the rubbish, dirt and lumber away to lay the body bare. It was a hard task, becanso the logs bad surrounded the body as in a double wedee and its extrica tion was at last accomplished under very con siderable difficulties. AVhen the Italian had succeeded, however, he was afraid to touch the body, so he called some of bis friends, but all were afraid to touch it. Then word was sent to the Millville morgue and in a few minutes half a dozen men arrived with a stretcher for the transportation of the corpse to the morgue. But when one ot the undertakers examined the body all the Italians ran away with horri fied astonishment when the man said: "Go and get me an ax. 1 will chop this body Up and bury the pieces." The Italians were disgusted at the brntalitv of the Undertaker's expression and nothing would Induco them to come near him, and even While everybody was laughing at their fright they stayed away. The fact of the matter was that the supposed corpse of a little baby was nothing but a very handsome baby doll, about 2i feet long. AkotHEK peculiar coincident of the coming of the flood attracted my attention to-day in a printing office on Market street, Johnstown. The place Is almost completely gutted, except one room on the top floor on tho third floor. Here 1 noticed a number of placards, real es tate sale announcements, and other proof sheets Of various printed matter pasted upon the wall, and among them was one Which read: "People of Johnstown, look out for the cir cus coming May 31. The greatest attraction of the age. the wonderful water queen. Come and sec her. Look out. for she is sure to be here. Don't miss her The Wonderful Water Q,ueenl" While I was looking at tho placard the printer came Up to me and said: "That Water Queen did come, did she notT Bnt I never thought that I would print the advertisement for her." The relic hunter, who has been a great nuisance in Johnstown to the civil and military authorities, can at last get all the relics he wants If he chooses to pay for them. One of the latest acquisitions here has been a relic seller, and the fellow, who comes from Harns bUrg, Is doing quite a business already. He only arrived here yesterday, but he has got a Very fine stock of things on hand, but how long it will last is bard to tell. Old coins, pieces of Ivory from pianos and organs, tablespoons, forks, small ornaments and articles ot every kin are sold from 5 cents up to 60 cents and a dollar- HeInbichs. NEARLY CRAZED BI GRIEF. The Wife of Mayor Dick. Her Friends Say, May Lose Her Reason. Special Telecram to The Dispatch. GKBESSBtnto, Jnne 19. The wife of Chal Dick, late Mayor of Johnstown, who with her family is staying at the house ot a relative at Mt. Pleasant, will, it is feared, lose her reason. She sits for hours in an apparently dazed con dition, dreamily looking into space, and it is difficult at times to arouse her. Her entire family, the Wagners, were drowned in the flood. Her husband, whose name became famous because of his noble acts of kindness toward the suffering people after the flood, vainly endeavors to draw her mind from the sad scenes. Big; Money In Dogs. From the New York World. 3 Thirty thousand dollars is a large sum of money to be represented by three dogs, and the fact that values to that extent were wiped out of existence by the death of three of those animals recently Indicates that the line of in vestment is a precarious one. Mr. G. H. Moore, of Melrose, Mass., is the loser, and he still has other thousands of dollars in dogs. TRI-STATE TRIFLES. A FABJfEi: by the name of Jpsh Wiggins, of Lancaster, county, Pennsylvania, who 13 short of Btock, works his boy instead of a mule. Adolph STRUTltERS, of Hancock County, Ohio, is bpund to keep cool this summer. He has invented a fan to be placed in his hat,which is rnn by an electric battery carried in one of his pockets. He has been using the fan for several weeks past and says it wotkS perfectly, and that he doesn't mind the extra weight. A jian who lives near Piatt, Sullivan county, Pa., claims to have a scheme whereby be can manufacture shoes with movable soles, so that when one sole wears Oat the old one dan be re placed with a new one without any trouble, WILLIAM Mooney, of West Pike, Potter county. Pa., has a peculiar head of hair. When a storm approaches every hair in his head stands ont straight, and as he wears his bair very long he Is quite a ridiculous sight. On that account he never leaves tho house when It is cloudy. A LttTLE ghiln Preston county, West Vir-glni-l, wils recently poisoned by eating straw berries, and now when she goes near or sees them she goes Into a Spasm. On the lawn Of Joel Scarlett, at Kennctt Square. Pa., a few evenings since, a circle abodt fonr feet in diameter seemed to have been scalded in the grass. On closer look it was found covered with yellowish fuugi, which turned bluish-black when the sun came out. The phenomenon has been observed several times, and was called a "fairy circle." Aottstown, Pa., milkman served a well-to-do family whose regular supply was a cent's worth of milk a day, the cent being left outside In a cup. He lost on the measure, but filled the cup daily to oblige them. But when en a recent morning he found three cups set out with penny in each, instead ot U larger vessel with three pennies, he thought it tlmovto drop the contract and drive away. CotlNciLltAN TkeAS, of Danville. Pa., while gunning for frogs a few days since, shot him'' Self in the arm, the load severing on artery. His tries of distress Were heard, but nd doctor could be got lor a long time, and he was so weakened by the flow Ot blood that he died In a few hours. Joel W. Keck, of Western Salisbury, Pa., had a brood of young turkeys and a colony of bees. The twd failed to harmonize, and when the turlreys a few days since ventured too near the bee-stand3 the bees buzzed out by thou sands and stung the whole brood to death. Jamks Ross, a prisoner in the Pottsvtlle, Pa., jail, yesterday opened an artery in his arm with a nickel spoon, and nearly bled to death. A TircsVTliE, Pa., merchant advertises that those who pattern after him are no better than monkeys. ;&&L. CUEI0US CONDE5SATI05S. Ddrlnfc the last ten years Americans have contributed $20,000,000 to relieve suffering caused by disasters or epidemics. Mr. Joel Chandler Harris, an authority on fox hounds, beeS and Jerseys, is feeding his herd on cotton seed bulls, and says the result in milk, butter and beef Is amazing. Beggary has Tieen reduced to an art as well as a profession In Rome- In a recent case beforo the police an old man admitted that he had as many as 0 lies in dally use. The Chinese lack appreciation of tha stage. As soon as a Celestial enters on the stage he is deprived of citizenship and his chil dren after him for four generations. An English detective,after a search of four months, has found (in Sydney) a piece of silver plate stolen from a London house and which he was instructed to recover at any cost. The coin and slot device has been ap plied to children's savings bant?. When once set for action a regulated number of coins must be dropped in the bank before It can be) opened. A company has been formed in New York to manufacture sandwiches by the thou sand and retail them throughout the city in liquor stores, offices and factories by means of peddlers. In one small lake in Cuba containing1 abont 200 acres an American recently counted 107 alligators, all fat. contented and healthy, and living in hopes ot annexation to the United States. The total Indian population is less than 250,000. Of these 21,233 live in houses and 9,013 families are engaged in agriculture. And among these so-called savages there are 23,GG3 church members. The proceedings of the Japanese parlia ment are reported verbatim by means of a stenographic system original in Japan. The characters are written in perpendicular rows from right to left. A. Hindoo lecturer in England says that the British have degraded India and her people to thelevel of beasts, and that tens of thousands die yearly of starvation, and all re ports are suppressed. A San Francisco firm has built tha largest wine cellar in the world. It Is capable of holding 3 000.000 gallons of wine. Its cost was (23MXX). This 13 one indication of the rapid growth of wine production on the Pacific coast. Mrs. J. W. Cureton, of Trenton, Ga., caught one of the largest eels that was ever caught In Georgia one day last week. It was five feet long and estimated to weigh abont 75 Sounds. It took ode bushel of bran to stuff iu ide. A Kentucky man who was dyfns: alono left bis will in lead pencil on the head of a whisky barrel, and It Is held to be valid. The only thing he left, however, was a gallon of whisky in the barrel, and tnat isn't worth fighting over. "Who wonld believe that the once de rided velbcipede wonld within a few years give birth to more than 73,000 bicycles, and that tha Leagne of American Wheelmen counts alone 12,000 members. 10,000 or whom live In New York and the surrounding suburbs. A sharp fakir is making a good income by advertising a sure method of killing all In sects. When you send him SO cents you will receive a printed card on which are these words: "Get your insects to smoke cigarettes, and they will die within an hour. So long." The Piute Indians in Nevada are in 3 worried frame of mind over the prediction of one of their nmnbc'r that a great flood is soon to sweep over their Territory. They have de serted their homes, it is reported, ana taken to the mountain towns, carrying provisions along. The experiment of going down the Idaho mine, at Grass Valley, CaL, in submarine armor to pat out the fire has been unsuccess ful. The beat was too great and gas passed under the helmet3 of the two men who de scended. They reached the 900-foot level, or within 100 feet of the fire. A boy of 16, .who is pretty sure to break his neck one of these warm days, is David Pickering, of Newark, who is said to clear a bar 5 feet 3 inches above the ground, head foremost, diving over the stick, landing; first on his hands and then on the back of his neck, without even the comfort of a mattress to break the violence of his fall. Leavenworth, Kan., has developed a notable epidemic of sickness, but it alarms no one but the doctors. Who are not consnlfd. The patients themselves Jost sign tha certifi cates setting forth that they are ill. and Ieav them at the drug stores, which are not per mitted to sell liquor In the absence of such trustworthy data. Some Wonderful health sta tistics will be made from these records some day. On a drooning bough of a large elm, close Dy a hotel, in Snnderland, Mass.. two English robins have made a nest. Strong winds caused so much swaying as to endanger the eggs in the nest. The birds have been equal to the emergency. They have secured some twine, and fastened one end under the nest and the other end to a larger branch below, thus avoldiDgthe danger of too much oscillation. The instinct exhibited by these birds has attracted considerable attention. M. Pasteur is threatened with a rivaL Dr.Peyrand, a consulting physician at Vichy, claims to have discovered an efficient method of treating rabies. By injecting into rabbits the essence of the familiar herb called "tansy." he produced what he calls hydrophobic intoxi cation, or something very similar, and with virus thus obtained ho mingled 10 per cent of Chloral. Be injected several animals which had rabies witS this prophylactic, and he pro fesses to have cured fonr out of six. This lim ited experience, however, can scarcely be re garded as a sufficient test of the success of tha new mode of treatment. Samuel Eeid, of Bridgeport, Conn., is the owner of a very intelligent Irish setter.and he never tires of telling of the many wonderful performances of his pet. The other night Mr. Reid told bis wife, in the presence of the dog, to rouse him at 6 o'clock in the morning. .Mrs. Reid failed to awake at the hour named, and Mr. Reid was aroused by hearing his know ins dog scratching at his bedroom door. He arose, anu upon looking at the clock discovered that it was 63 o'clock. Mr. Reid ssys it would take considerable money to tempt bl:n to dis pose of the dog that, seemingly, so well under stands the English language, and is so faithful. TAKEN FROM LIFE. Never black your teacher's eye. It might endanger the pupil. The banks have stopped taking Canadian money, but the Canadians haven't stopped taking the banks' money. A New York drummer stumbled and fell In Hartford, striking the pavement with Ms cheek. The town shed him for damages. "b you want to buy this handbook?" "Do you call that ponderous quarto a hand book?" "Certainly: it's a work on palmistry." ''1 want to write a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, bhalll address hlin as "Your Ex- celleney? " f "Oh, no; use the term, 'Your Warship.'" An Optimist. Wife This is the third time yon have come home drank this week. Habby-D-don't be so p-pesslmlstlc my dear. You should think of the four nights I came home sober. The "Wise druggist. "Well, sonny, what is it?" asked the drug- clerk, peering over tha counter at the three-foot mite of humanity. "Mammy sent me to get a ptece or soap-cast-iron, 1 think she said." "We don't keep any summer hotel soap here,M returned the clerk; ''yon must have mistaken the metal. Wasn't It Castile."' A Close Competition. flily papa's got some new horses and a nice new brougham." "Well, my papa's going to bdy a new yacht." "Arid my mamma's got a lovely new piano." "Well w well, fay mamma's got a cook that has stayed two weeks!" "Has Charley a sister?" "No, but he Is going to have ne as soon at h proposes to me." Reasonable. Lawyer (in the not very distant future) 1 have proof positive that my client was Insane at the time of this murder, 3lowi witness, did you notice anything- singula or ert atfc in the conduct of the accused lately? W ltness No, sir; nothing whatever. Lawyer (triumphantly) There, gentlemen of the Jury, does that notconfirmmyclsim? The un fortunate man was certainly out of bis bead, or ha would not have neglected to perform some act la, public which would render hll sanity doubtful! Expert Testimony. Little Nan, of forur summers, considering It her doty to entertain lady who Is waiting for mamma, enters into conversation-Nan- Rave yon got any little girls? The Caller If es, 1 have two. Nan D-do you ever have to whip 'em? The Caller-I'm afraid 1 have to. sometimes.. Nan What do you whip 'eln with? 4J t The Caller (amused) Oh, when they've'-been very naughty, 1 take Iny slipper. falv Nan (most, feelingly, as mamma nters-Y-yo you ought to use a hairbrush; m'y-Bjasaaadocs, audit hurts awfully. .jfasK rwnix.tf K.JfaT. T V I infflMflifBti iSiiTi'lrr ;-. ..,... MJ&L-2B&2BLlLr-ij&afXtei. mHiaj SSutr-ti . 3&JbX. ztzsaste:&zj: BiZ. -SSSfcViiK Jaj5d smt CWTaffiE S2J!