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'j9&BtZ3$fpl isT - ' if'SV F . 4 THE PlTTSBTJEGr DISPATCH,- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1889. f ri.' wlje Bpplil. ESfABUSHED FEBRUARY 8. 1S4& Vol. 44, o.lSS. Entered at l'ittsburg I'ostofflce, November H, 1337, as second-class matter. Business Offlco"97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street Eastern Advertlsyig Office, Koom 46, Tribune Building, owYork. Average net circulation of the dally edition of Tax DisrATCn for six months ending June 1, 1SS3, 27,824 Copies per Issue. Average net circulation of the Sunday edition of Thz Diefxtch for May, 1ES9, 47,468 ,CopIes per Issue. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. POSTAGE FEES IX THE TOTTED STATES. DAILY DISPATCH, One Year. f 8 00 1)AILT DISPATCH, l"er Quarter 2 00 Dailt Dispatch, One Month 70 Daily Dispatch, including Sunday, lyear. 10 00 DAILY DisrATCH. including Sunday.Sm'ths. 2 SO Daily DisrATcn, Including Sundaj-,1 month so fcuxDAT Dispatch, One Year 2 SO Weekly Dispatch, One Year 1 SS The Daily Dispatch is delivered br carriers at IS cents per week, or including Sunday edition, at 20 cents per week. EITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26. 1SS9. A UNiaUE FLEA. The counsel of young Flann, the default ing bookkeeper of the Marine National Bank, -were certainly judicious in directing him not to talk, unless the statement which he makes elsewhere is to be put forward as the basis for a plea of non compos mentis. The idea of the young man that because other employes were engaged in the very silly practice of buying lottery tickets, therefore, he was obliged first, to join them, and, second, to take the lunds of the bank for that purpose and for stock speculation, is so astonishing that it almost raises the doubt whether one who urges it as an excuse is capable of distinguishing between his own property and that of another. But it seems that he did bare a conception of the fact that it was not right, as he very skillfully covered up the shortage for a year or two. Comment upon such a plea cannot hurt the young man as much as the fact that he makes it; but the latter fact is a remarkable indication of the absence oi ideas concerning the binding nature of fiduciary obligations that can exist nowa days. As to the assertion that other employes of the bank were buying lottery tickets, it would be pertinent, if they were accessory to the taking of the bank funds for that pur pose, to secure their arrest and punishment. Otherwise it only amounts to a new demon stration of the old fact that fools and their money are very promptly parted. HES. BATES' DEATH. The death of Mrs. Lucy Webb Hayes, at Fremont, O., yesterday, removes from this world a woman whose womanly and mother ly qualities made her famous as the mistress of the White House, and whose firmness and good sense in the administration of the President's family was a creditable exhibi tion of stamina, in which that administra tion, as a whole, was somewhat deficient. Mrs. Hayes was a woman of decided strength of character and firm principles. , Her application of tier convictions in the management of the White House entertain- menls occasioned a good deal of criticism among those who imagined that it was ncc esar to conform the entertainments of the Executive Mansion to the standard of Euro pean courts. All such criticisms ignored the fact, which Mrs. Hayes Kept clearly in mind, that the question was solely that of the management of her own household, and the conduct of her own hospitality, and that she was responsible exclusively to her own convictions of right. She was typical of the best class of American women, and her V death will be mourned as that of one whose character commanded universal respect and admiration. WHO WOULD BE A SHAH! The Shah of Persia would probably be a happier and certainly a better man if he were to divide his realm between England and Russia, receiving in return the value in cash, and set up a grocery store or a saloon in this country. It has been a fashion to waste a good deal of envy on the Shah. He is supposed to be having a glo rious time hob-nobbing with the royal bloods of Europe. Bat is he He went to St. Petersburg first oi all, and the Czar seems to have devoted all his time and energies to making it clear to his East ern guest that if he did not subserve the interest of Russia in every way, his kingdom would be overrun at once by Cor sack hordes. The newspapers have not told of any festivities in the Shah's honor in St Petersburg and probably there were none! The Shah was thoroughly frightened, and signed a treaty which forces him to be Bussia's ally in case of war with England, His surrender to Russia has not had the effect of making the English anxious to make things pleasant for him. Queen Vic toria does not hanker after his Oriental Highness anyhow. She remembers what a howling nuisance he made of himself when he was her guest once before, in the seven ties. It took weeks and weeks to clean " Buckingham palace after the Shah and his suite had taken their departure and any thing else they could lay their hands on. The English tax payers do not want the Shah to paint London many colors at their expense. There is considerable doubt about the 25,000 being voted by Parliament for the Shah's entertainment Meetings at which this appropriation of the people's money is denounce!, by Liberal and Tory alike, are being held all over England. Only one .Englishman is ready to give the Shah a hearty greeting. He is the Prince of Wales. For Albert Edward the Persian Monarch's visit is an excuse for making a round of all the gaieties of London and Paris. Perhaps Tummy will pay the piper for the Shah's spree if his loyal subjects-to-be will not. ASSAULTS OVEBD0HE. The virulence of the partisan opposition to Pension Commissioner Tanner has some what overshot the mark, since it resulted in a declaration yesterday by Secretary Noble that both he and the President are satisfied M of the absolute intern tr of the commis- & sioner and propose to stand by him. Corporal Tanner is a plain, outspoken offi cial, whose views on some points no donbt occasionally admit of vigorous dissent But the attempt to crowd him out under cover of an attack on some of his subordinates has been carried to the length of provoking a sharp reaction. As to the Commissioner's personal recti tude, his previous long and successful career in places of high public trust put that phase of the subject beyond question or ,4Ucriticism. If he has had difficulties to en- xtfjucouuter m uting noiu oi me iretisioa BttfeaB,,aadifrhe haspaade.-rulings that might be disputed, it is not surprising; but the very bitterness and exaggeration of the assaults upon his administration, while failing to shake the confidence of his su periors, must instruct him in the degree of vigilance to be maintained in his bureau to prevent mistakes. Thus it so happens that the new Commissoner may ultimately owe part of his success to those who, what ever errors existed, minimize the force of their strictures by too plainly intending the Corporal a personal as well as partisan ill turn. t EEEPETO UP THE BEC0BD. Such June weather as we have this year is without a parallel in the memory of the present generation. It is a chill mockery to run into the usual summer talk of the mountains or the seashore, of refreshing breezes in high altitudes and cool dips in old ocean, with damp streets under foot, cloudy skies overhead, and keen winds searching the bones, as happened to be the totally unsummery state of things yesterday. There is a reason for everything, but the scientists have not yet established a reason for the weather of the past forty days at least none to satisfy the public If it is only a chance variation resulting from nor mal conditions, it is surely an extreme one. Should it keep up much longer, others than the merely superstitious may begin looking for special causes. One of the immediate effects of the almost unceasing rain is a practically total obstruc tion of building operations in the cities. The husbandman has yet to be heard from. There is every sign that his contribution also to comment on the weather will be any thing but cheerful if there is not a speedy let-up. LINCOLN AND THE ABOLITIONISTS. Our shining cotemporary, the New York Sun, makes a comparison between the Dem ocrats, who are determined to in sist upon a revenue tariff at any cost, and the ultra-Abolitionists in the Civil War, while those Democrats who choose to follow Mr. Randall's plan of "getting together" are in its view like Pres ident Lincoln. As the Abolitionists desired to destroy slavery, whether the Union was preserved or not, and Mr. Lincoln wished to preserve the Union, either with or without slavery, so the Sun thinks the Democrats who are in favor of tariff reduction are less careful of the preservation of the Demo cratic party than the Sun's own wing of the Democracy. It is hardly necessary to criticise the somewhat exaggerated view, of the import ance of the Democratic organization pre sented by the comparison of it to the Union which was threatened 28 years ago. But while the statement of the difference be tween President Lincoln and the Abolition ists is correct as to the fact, the opinion that it is unfavorable to the Abolitionists is open to question. President Lincoln occupied a different position from his Abolition ist supporters and critics, who at once upheld his hands in the war and criticised him because he did not move rapidly enough toward the consummation which they foresaw. The President was compelled to adopt a course which would unite the entire North in support of the Union. He was therefore justified in mov ing gradually to the end reached by the emancipation proclamation. But when it comes to the comparison between him and the Abolitionists of the Republican party, it may be questioned whether the event did not justify the Abolitionists' position. That position was, first, that human slavery was inconsistent with a free government to such an extent that the one could not exist without destroying the other ; and, second, that a rebellion having been started for the support of slavery, the only just and feasible method of putting it down was to abolish the slavery which was its foundation stone. Without at all diminishing the fame of the great President's careful and conscien tious administration, there is plenty of foundation for the contention that the result of the war vindicated the comprehension of the issue which the Abolitionists displayed from the beginning of the struggle. THESE IB A RESPONSIBILITY. An objection is raised on behalf of the oil brokers to the practice of blaming their institution whenever the defalcation of a cashier or bookkeeper becomes public. Several points are made, all of which are more or less irrelevant, with the possible exception of the declaration that "no repu table broker will take money that he has any reason to suspect has been stolen." This would seem to be a necessity from the meaning of the term reputable. But while recognizing the fact that the oil brokers are not the only sinners among ten thousand, it is also necessary to observe that nearly every defalcation of late years has been caused by gambling operations of some sort. Whether it is in lottery, stocks, grain or oil speculation, those who hold out to young men the idea that money can be hon estly gained without returning a fair con sideration for it, have some responsibility for the result which appears in shortages, if not in broken banks. A HAHE IS NOT EVEKYTUING. The wicked people of Newark, N. J., are laughing at the deception which was prac ticed a few days ago on the clergy and con gregation of St. John's P. E. colored church. It was a terrible deception. The nee of that sacred edifice was obtained for a "refined and classical entertainment" for the benefit of a sister church, and the refined and class ical entertainment was given by an organi zation calling itself the Theodore Drury Operatic Company. The audience which filled the church was surprised to find no programmes had been printed; but that was nothing to the succeeding surprises The costumes of the young women who came out and sang drinking songs and tried to hoist the roof with their toes were classical enough in the matter of scantiness, but they were not refined. Neither were the songs of the male actors. Daring two acts the dresses became more classical, the kicking higher, and tbe songs more objectionable. The long-suffering clergy waited till two hours of very rank variety business had been delivered, and then called the curtain down on a drunkard impersonator who was accused by his breath of being decidedly too realistic. This sad experience will instruct our colored brethren that, especially in the entertainment business, all is not gold that glitters, and the- declaration that a show is -refined and classical does not make it so. It will not do to trust to professional no menclature when the church is involved. In this case tbe plight could only have been worse if the colored church had been de luded into lending the edifice and assem bling the congregation for a sacred con cert consisting of a hard-glove prize-fight with interludes of beer. The consternation ot the clergy would have been no less in the latter ease, and their plight might have been aggravated by the refusal o'i the mem bers to suspend their devotionil bruising when the pastors ordered the sHjwstopped. 'Either case, however- is 'enoughftofoonfirm'i iOKIL.f.-V-aS&rf.. u..iUfc? ' mil IMIMSIII fill I the clergy in the belief thathe stage has not always that strict regard for'the un adorned truth in its claims upon publio patronage, which the doctrines of the church hold to be vital. The necessity of inspecting and seeing refined and classical entertainments re hearsed before admitting them to the churches will, we trust, be impressed upon the clerical mind by the experience of the New Jersey brethren. Ax Ohio man testifies that on six diff erent occasions he was tempted to commit suicide, "but on, each occasion the feeling went away soon after I had eaten some chicken salad." This indicates some use for the chicken salad; but a more definite statement of the way in which this result was obtained would be valuable. The pub lic is still left in the dark whether after eat ing chicken salad and braving its mysteries, the tormentor is indisposed to face the mys teries of the future life, orwhether the ef ect of the salad is to convince him of the reality of a state of future punishment to make him avoid it Fobaker appears to have the slate set up fur renomination at Columbus.' He may be equally successful in securing his re election for a third term; but the pitcher which goes often to the well, in politics as elsewhere, is in danger of meeting with disaster. Siiaep sarcasms at the eccentricities of American politics are discounted by the story of how Mr. Chamberlain, at a Tory meeting in Lancashire, alluded to his wife, and when one of his auditors called out, "Which is her," he called upon Mrs. Chamberlain to rise to her feet and bow her acknowledgment American politicians have not yet gone to the degree of parading their wives before the public, unless those ladies have the misfortune to be married to Presidents. The executions of Mrs. Whiteling and "Red Nosed Mike" yesterday give evi dence that hanging is not played out in some parts of Pennsylvania; but there is still a need for some demonstration of the fact in Allegheny county. Oklahoma seems bound to take rank as the typical Western city. In less than two months after it was founded, it announces a grand celebration of the Fourth of July, to which excursion trains are to be run and at which 30,000 people are to be present Probably the estimate of attendance par takes of the usual Western exaggeration, but there does not seem to be very much room for doubt that Oklahoma is rushing things. The drop in the oofiee market may be taken as a slight mitigation of the advance in the price of sugar. It if comforting to know that some agency outside of the com bination is tempering the wind to the shorn consumers. The statement is made that over $3,000, 000,000 is invested in the dairy business in this country, and that nearly 700,000,000 gallons of milk are produced every year, with a value of about $500,000,000. And notwithstanding the regular sarcasm at the expense of the dairy business, neither the stock invested nor the products, contain half as much water as the same amount of rail way capital. The epidemic of defalcations seems to call for heroic measures. Something in the line of that sentence administered by Judge Stowe the other day, will, if applied gener ally, be likely to check the trouble. The latest trade story is that of a corner in human hair, which several im porters are said to have bought up so as to control the supply for the next year or two. This is bad news for the bald-headed of the softer sexf but they may find compensation in the economic fact that if the price of hu man hair goes up the industry of producing it will receive a decided stimulus. The northwestern railroads are vigor ously engaged in cutting rates and each others throats and laying the blame on everything except the true cause, namely, their own folly. A total of four million dollars of con tributions to the aid of the Johnstown suf ferers is one of the best evidences that self ishness is not the only motive that controls society in these days. It may look a good deal as if that was the most powerful factor in commerce during ordinary periods; but occasionally evidence to the contrary comes in the disguise of a calamity. The month of June is evidently trying its best to preserve its character to the end, of going wet both in meteorological and constitutional respects. The simultaneous appearance of a Rus sian war scare and the omnipresence of the green midge in the Western wheat fields may leave some doubt as to the size of the next wheat crop; but it proves beyond dis pute that the bull on the wheat exchanges is extremely active at the season when June and July corners are possible. PROMINENT PEOPLE PAEAGEAPHED. Me. George MekeditiiJs now 61 years old, and lives amid the restful quiet of the Surrey Hills, but works as hard as ever, spending seven or eight hours dally at his desk. The late Father John Carroll, of Chicago was the oldest priest in the United States and probably in the world. He was nearly 93 years old, and for more than 70 years he had been in the service of the Church. , Snt Edwabj Baines, of Leeds, is probably the senior European journalist He repre sented bis father's paper at the "Peterldo Mas sacre" in 1819, and is probably the only survivor of that seine. He is now more than 90 years old. GeouqeKeknan, the noted Siberian trav eler, will pass the summer at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, His wife will be all the company he desires, and much of his time will be de voted to editing a large amount of matter not yet published relative to his Siberian journey. Thkodobe Thomas' orchestra was playing a symphony or something in which the music at one part was softened almost to a bird's whisper, when, like tbe crack of a rifled can non, came one startling blast from the oboe. The enraged conductor turned savagely upon tho player. "What in the devil do you mean?" Justtheu a plump blue-bottle fly took wing from tbe oboeist's score. "Gott In himmell I dhink he vas von node, und I blay him!" The Countess de Casa Miranda, best known as Christine Nllsson, is going to London for the summer, bat will not sing in public. "I am." she says, "only going' to see my friends and to bo there during the seaso n. I have had offers from Mapleson and Harris to name my own terms, and poor Carl Rosa sent an agent all the way to Nice to make me an offer, but i have rofused them all." ''Have you given up the stage!" "Practically, yes. My husband would not like me to return to the operatic stage. I do not say that 1 "will never sing in concert again, for I mar or I may not I am going to London for pleasure, just as I might go to America In tho near future, but It would be just for a visit to my friends there, of whom there are many. You see," continued tho diva, VI am not much .missed' by tbe public now. There are so mangood singers before ut and America cenaipiya laejipper nancy;, THE TOPICAL TALKER. A Little Pink Epistle of Interest to Poet ically Afflicted Beings. A small slip of pink paper, in color sug gestive of the blush of a modest maiden, or a cloudlet bathed in the dyes of sunset, lies among prosaic clippings from the press and miscellaneous rubbish on my desk. Upon the pink paper a delicate proposal is printed in common everyday black Ink. Without further preface here is the proposal: DEAn tiiBYVe will send you a copy of onr new book, "Blank Blank, if yon will send us the names and postofflce addresses of all the local cor respondents and JfOETS In yoar county that yon may know. Also book agents If you know or any.' This epistle Is signed by a publishing firm of Chicago, and in a postscript is added to this effect: "Karnes of POETS we desire most, and wo hopo you will jot down every one you can possibly think of." Accompanying the delicate; proposal in plok is a circular printed on paper of a lighter shade of the same color a sort of moss-rose pink. The circular explains that a benevolent firm of publishers in Chicago is seeking to cm balm the efforts, names and biographies of all the local and national poets of America in a dictionary. A blank, such as census enu merators use. Is printed on the back of the cir cular, which poets and persons poetically in clined are requested to fill In. Somo samples of these questions may be in teresting to the readers of The Dispatch, even if they are not afflicted with the divine spirit of poetry. Here are a few of them : What school attended f Married T (Give date.) To whom married ? Color of hair ? Color of eyes ? Height t Weight 7 When did you first commence to wnte T The importance of the questions as to tho color of the hair and eyes of the poetic being, and bis or her height and weight, may not be understood by everybody. It may be, however, that the compiler of the dictionary one would think directory would be a better title intends to figure out from his correspondents' answers tho ideal physical conditions of the poetic na ture. He will find it hard to get the truth on all points of inquiry. 1 am inclined to predict that he will discover that according to tbe answers received there is not such a thing as a poet with red hair or green or mud-colored eyes. Again, if it is not found by this process of investigation that nearly every poet has beautiful blue, black, violet, hazel or dark brown eyes, and hair of the comeliest shades of gold, black or brown, I shall be disappointed. V A few more questions might well be added to the list. Such as these for example: What is your candid opinion of your own poetic powersT Do you find composition easiest before or after a heavy meal? Do you pay your wash bills? Have you had your hair cut lately? How often have you been kicked down the editorial stairs, and how many stairs were there in each instance? Does your wife or husband approve of your writing poetry? Which is your favorite insane asylum? How many new and strictly original poems have you written on Spring, the Beautiful Snow, The Gloaming, Pansy Blossoms, etc.? Do you write in dialect? If you do, is It for business reasons or pleasure? Also, what has been your average punishment for so doing? But the subject is too vast a one to deal with in a day. The world will await the publication of 'The Biographical Dictionary of the Local and National Poets ot America" with feverish Impatience. As it is to be sold at S3 a copy, most of us will be content to stay impatient without it for the balance of our prosaic lives. V In reply to tbe request for the names of all the poets in Allegheny county, and of all the book agents, I feel justified In saying that the poets must be applied to personally invidious insinuations have never been leveled against any respectable citizen in this column. The name of tbe only book agent I ever knew has escaped me. HAERISOX' AND THE M0E5I0NS. I -Chaplain Jackson, U. 6. A., Addresses tho Ministerial Union on the Evil. Philadelphia, June 25. At the meeting of the Ministerial Union yesterday Rev. Dr. J. Walker Jackson, ex-Chaplain TJ. S. Army, read a paper on "Polygamy of the Mormons." He gave a brief history of Mormonism, mainly to show that polygamy was . an afterthought ot Joseph Smith, since the deliverance of the early manuscripts directly opposed polygamy. The well proven licentiousness of Joseph Smith gradually led to a "change of doctrine and policy and the introduction of the present polygamous features of Mormonism. "The Mormons baptize for the dead," he said, "they also marry the dead, and this is by no means as harmless anoperation as at first appears, since the dead woman must have a living representative whose offspring shall be reckoned as belonging to the dead woman and are not counted as her own." When asked what seemed to be the possibil ity of overcoming polygamy by the United States forges, Mr. Jackson said that while he would not affirm that the last administration favored Mormonism, he was compelled to say that it touched it with a very soft band. Both the judges and tbe Governor dealt kindly with the institution; practically nothing was done. But since the advent of President Harrison, tbe appointment of Judge Zane and the new Governor, all was changed and the prospect of something being dona uas quite flattering, and the Mormons found their wholesale denial of the existence of polygamy was practically use less and that the laws were now to be rigorous ly enforced. Besides, the Territory was now being overrun by ministers of religion who fearlessly proclaimed the truth. Polygamy was doomed, he said. WH1TNEI AND TANDERBILT. Tho Millionaires Return From Europe, and Why Tbey Came So Soon. New Yoke, June 25. Among the passengers by the Canard steamer Aurania, which arrived yesterday, were Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Van aerbllt, with three of their children, and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Whitney. Mr. Vander bilt's hasty return to America is due to the ill ness of bis son at Newport, and the family proceeded direct to the Grand Central depot and took a special train for that place. They have closed Herbert' House and will not go abroad again until next season. Mr. Whitney was as brown as a berry. Ho said he went to Europe simply for pleasure and rest, and spent all his time in London and Paris. He thought the French Exposition a magnificent one and the American exhibit a credit to the country, especially as it was im proving all the time. He contradicted tbe statements previously made that theVander bllts bad not been well received. On the con trary, every sort of social attention had been paid them. Thero are more Americans abroad this vear than ever, he savs. and thnv nra spending money right royally. Living With His Neck Broken. Memoes, Conn., June 25. Owen McMIn nan had his neck broken by a fall on Sunday. He is still alive, and his neck has been inclosed in a plaster cast A Novel Way of etaylng It. From tbe Chicago Tribune. Old Vesuvius Is terribly seasick again. DEATHS OP A DAT. Horn John W. Wallace. Newcastle, JuneUJ.-IIon. John W. Wallace died at his home in this city at a late hour last night, lie was born la Beaver connty near the present town of Brldgewater In December, 1818. He was Instructor of tbe Darlington Beaver County Academy for some years. When about 22 Fears of age he began the stndy of medlclneand In 850 moved to this city where he has since been a practicing physician. In i860 he was elected to Congress and re-elected again in 1874. He was paymaster in the Union army from 183) to 1885. He was a man largely known In this part of the coun try and during his public career made many warm personal friends among the prominent men or tbe nation, among them being James O. Blaine and bimon Cameron. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning, Hon. Francis E. Bryant. Behent, III., June 25. The lion, frauds E. Bryant died at bis home in this place yesterday afternoon. Mr. Bryant was born at Nelson, N, 11., Februarys. 1818, and came to Schuyler coun ty. Illinois. In 1S37. from there ho moved to Be jnent in 1856. where he has since lled and has been engaged in active business the greater part of Hie time, retiring from the banking business January 1. 1RS3. He a an ardent Democrat, and. numbered Among his personal friends many emi nent men of all political parties, lie this a warm friend of Judge Douglas, and it was at bis house in this place that Douglas and Lincoln held a con rrrence and arranged for tbeir public debates, which beeame so important a part of the history oi iue Dic anu-nauon.iio.-was.eieciea.io tae lllhinl I ii ii 1,1 I ill l al Tlift l i IIMI i II il 1 i i ! iibii wwwv). " tvv DSBsE&siQB -i 0XLT HECESSARX CHANGES. Mr. Wnnamakcr Talks About the Removals In Ills Department. New York, June 23. Postmaster General Wanamaker was asked to-day: "Why are re movals made so rapidly?" "They are not made rapidly.' The daily changes going on in a city of 59,000 inhabitants are many; and if our postmasters were all put together in a city they wonld make a city of that size. There would be deaths and resigna tions, necessary removals and expirations of the terms of service that would naturally re quite many hundreds of new appointments every week." "But there is a great deal of criticism because of removals?" "Yes, it has always been so. and always will be so, until it becomes the custom of the Gov ernment to publish the actual reasons for these changes. In many instances they are upon in spectors reports, which, if published, would destroy trjo future' of the man and leave a shadow upon his family. For the same reason no information is given to the public on re movals, or the cause of removal, where there is no inspector's report, but affidavits filed bv tbe people, which in themselves are sufficient to put the Department under severe criticism if removals are not promptly made. There has been often much criticism because of the politics involved, when the sole cause of tho removal has been drunken ness, neclect of duty and clearly proved unfitness to hold the Important office of postmaster. It is very true that no business man would set aside a good clerk because ot Ills politics; neither wonld he hold a poor clerk and let his business suffer because of the politics in the case. To allow a postmaster to serve out bis term who does not put In an appearance at his office more than once in several weeks, or who sits at his business reveral squares away and manages the postofflce with women and boys, has no merit in it to win tho approval of any community. To be sure the department docs not expect to please everybody any more than we expect tobnntuptbe people who make false statements about the methods of pro cedure here in order to give explanations. "It frequently comes to our knowledge that postmasters are saying that they do not expect to remain long, and it Is no matter of interest to them to attend any longer to tho office for the few months of their unexpired term. In some cases postmasters have returned to their business occupation and allowed their offices to drift. It -would seem to be better for the good of the people it these people would resign in stead of waiting to have complaints lodged against them and then be removed by the de partment. The people who are drawing tbeir pay from the Government ought to be com pelled to give faithful service or resign, ana if they do neither the department will recom mend tbeir removal, no matter how much criti cism ana misapprenension oi the fact may be made." HAEM0NI IN THE CABINET. Secretary Noble's First Breathing Spell Tanner Indorsed by Harrison. New Yobk, June 25,-John W. Noble, Sec retary of the Interior, was here yesterday on his way to the Yale commencement. He said to a reporter: "This is about the first breath ing spell I have taken since March 4. I have neQer held pnblic office before, and I had no idea how much work holding a Cabinet place involved. The Secretary ot the Interior has more to look after, perhaps; than any other member of the Cabinet There are seven or eight important bureaus under him, such as the Pensions, which are almost departments in themselves. With the regular business of the Interior Department and the demands of the office seekers I have had a very busy time of it. There was a story circulated in Missouri that Justice Lamar never fonnd time to have his hair cut while he was Secretary of the Interior, and that was why be wore it-long. I never be lieved the story until I came to fill the same place. Still. I have no idea of resigning." Mr. Noble added, reflectively, "What foundation Is there for the reported differences in tbe Cabinet, especially as to tbe so-called jealousy botween the President ana Mr. Blaine?" Mr. Noble was asked. "None whatever," he replied. "I don't be lieve there ever was a Cabinet that dwelt to gether in more perfect harmony. I haven't heard a harsh word spoken at any of tbe Cabi net meetings. Mr. Harrison is the soul of good humor. He Is very genial and hearty, and throws off all reserve at the Cabinet meetings. Mr. Harrison and Mr. Blaine understand each other perfectly. Mr. Blaine has no thought of resigning." "When Mr. Miller goes on the Supreme Bench, will it lead to a reorganization of the Cabinet?" "I don't believe Mr. Miller is going on the Bench," was the reply. "Your own name," said tho reporter, "has been mentioned in connection with the Su preme Court vacancyf ' "Yes, but without any authority, I have no expectation or ambition in that direction." "How about Corporal Tanner? Is he to be deposed from the Pension Office?" "No, most decidedly not," said Mr. Noble. "Mr. Tanner's course has been perfectly satis factory to the Interior Department and to the President." Mr. Noble was asked about the report pub lished this morning that tbe Republicans of Missouri are very much dissatisfied at their smau snare oi tne eaerai patronage. "They have no reason to complain," said Mr. Noble; "but some people are never satisfied. Missouri got her share, and, if anything, a little more. I slip in a Missourian every now and then, and think perhaps I have favored my own State too much." A POINT IN DISPUTE. Tho New Orleans Cotton Exchango Is Hard After Certain Itnllroads. Washington, Juno 25. The Inter-State Commerce Commission to-day took up for hearing separately several complaints of very great Interest to producers, shippers and com pressors of cotton, brought by the New Or leans Cotton Exchange versus the Illinois Cen tral Railroad Company, vorsus the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railroad Company, versus the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific, and versus the New Orleans and North eastern Company and others. The complainant's case is that tbe railroad companies are habitually making unjust and unreasonable charges for hauling cotton from tbe towns and stations along its lines in tbe cotton-producing country to New Orleans, and especially from Parsons and Aberdeen, Miss., and intervening stations to New Orleans; that tho railroad company with its connections gives to New York and New England points better rates than to points South; that the relative rates to New Orleans are nearly live times as much as to the North and East, and that tbe tendency of these rates is to drive tbe cotton trade from New Orleans. The answer of tbe Illinois Central denies thatiit has been habitually making unjust and unreasonable charges for hauling cotton; de nies having received from persons shipping cot ton north ana east from the cotton-producing country, a less compensation in the aggregate than it received from other persons shipping cotton from Aberdeen, Parsons, Wtckliif and intervening stations to New Orleans under like conditions, and it asserts that if a less compensation in the aggregate had been re received as alleged, the sorvices were different and not rendered under similar circumstances and conditions: that by no act of tbe re spondent has it given unreasonable prefer ence or advantage to Lowell, Boston, New York or other Eastern cities as charged, to the undue and unreasonable prejudice of New Or leans and locality. 0N SWEET THING LEFT, A Beautiful Rosebush Preserved Among the Ruins of Johnstowo. rrnoji a staff cobkespootint, Johnstown, June 25. It is pleasant to see a lovely rose bush, with its sweetflowers bloom ing among the rubbish, the only attractive thing left. -Dr. Lee sent some of his men to clear away the wreckage about a lady's home. - ''Now, doctor," she said, '"save the rose bush. If your men can't remove tbe rubbish without Injuring the bnsb, take it out and I will re plant it. God has left me the roses and I don't want them destroyed," Americans Abroad. From the 2?ew York Sun.l American tourists invade the Old World this summer, not only singly but Dy battalions. Three hundred American engineers, with tbe wives and children of tbe married among them, are now going up and down the Eiffel toner or examining the machinery of tbe Paris exhibi tion. Three hundred Sunday school delegates with their families are on tbeir wayIo tbe London Convention in the Bothnia. The Amer ican cyclists, after whizzing to their legs' con tent over British country, roads, have trans ferred their wheels to French highways. The American cricketers have gone to test tbeir prowess on English wickets, and tbe American riflemen to leave their marks on Wimbledon targets. With the Paris fair as an attraction, this is a great year for Americans abroad, both for tbe innocents and sophisticated. ' A Mnsdnlc Drdlcnilon, Special Telegram to The Dispatch. Clarion June 25. Clarion Lodgo F. A, M of Clarion, Pa will dedicate their (band Soms. now hall to-day. With fraternal! syjn path for their; suffering- brethren of Johns-, towo."Pal, the dedication will bewIthoutLthe usual ifomp customary on these occasions.: v DEVOTED TO CHARITY. y Good Woik of the Bed Cross Society In , Johnstown Located There for the Sam mer, If Necessary Much Money Spent In Cnrlnfffor tho Hick Patients In tho Hos pitals. tlTBPlt A STAIT COBBISPOiraBST.l Johnstown, June 25, The Bed Cross peo ple are very nicely situated in th'eir new quar ters in an open field out the Bedford turnpike. Miss Barton still occupies the tent near tbe Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, but sbe Intends to locate at tbe new general hospital. Tbe society has come to stay here all summer if necessary, and has already spent a pile of money in caring for the sick. Cases la tho Hospitals, Drs. Starkie and Lott, and Miss Dock, of Harrisburg, the trained nurse, are attending to the patients. They have eight cases in the hospitals, two'suffering from malaria fever,and one is supposed to have typhoid fever. Dr. Lee, however, states that there is not a case of typhoid f everin the place. Dr. Lott finds that uoia xeverin the place. Dr. Lott nnas mat ailments of the people are complicated by tne ailments oi tne people are complicated uj nevous prostration. This is naturally expected. his is naturally expected. unaries eoniCK charged. and J. H. Schultz were dis- Other Work Equally Good. But outside the hospital the Red Cross doctors are doing a big work. Yesterday tbey treated 32 cases and 40 the day before. It was reported to tbem that many of the people are sick in Cambria pity, and they went down there this afternoon to Investigate. Tbey are also dispensing largo quantities of drugs. Tbey now have 23 beds in the general hospital, and are increasing their facilities daily. Miss Foster, President of the W. C. T. TJ., of Cambria county, Is a patient at the hospital. The people have learned to love tbe members of the Red Cross Society, and tbey frequently send in donations of flowers and strawberries. John Gerhart, who was injured by a house falling in on him, Is getting welL Public Baths to be Located. The society has decided to locate 30 bathtubs in public places. A tent will be put over them and an attendant will look after tbem. Ten of tbe tubs have been contribute)) to tbe Red Cross Society and the balance wllbe furnished by the society. They will be located as soon as possible. This has been one of tbe greatest necessities, and tbe people are tbankf nL Some body has taken up tbe matter. 'Miss Dock, tbe trained nurse, comes from one of the best families in Harrisburg. She is an Intelligent lady, and devoted to her work. Dr. Lott said she was delighted with the prospect of nursing a typhoid fever patient. ' Tbe Force to be Cat Down. According to Colonel Douglass' orders the force of men connected with tbe State Board of Health will be cut down. Dr. Lee has 150 men working for him, but by Saturday they will be reduced one-ball A local force has been put on to clean up tbe cellars. Miss Susie Fmdley, of Soutb Fork, is at tbe Red Cross caring for her sick sister. This young lady was the head laundress in Colonel Linton's laundry, and dunngtbe excitement of tbe flood displayed remarkable coolness and saved seven of her girl companions beside pulling out of the water an old man and a colored citizen. Israel. COULTER'S CLEAN SWEEP. Indications That a Blove of This Kind Has Been Inaugurated. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. Washington, June 25. The indications are that the long-deferred "clean sweep" has be gun. There was a demonstration in the Sixth Auditor's office last night which singularly Illustrates tbe progress of civil service reform as it is understood in the Postofflce Depart ment. The Sixth Auditor is technically an officer of tbe Treasury Department, but his duties relate solely to postofflce accounts. He has an office in the Postofflce Department building. The new Sixth Auditor, General Coulter, of Ohio, sent for Deputy Auditor H. A. Haralson and the 11 Chiefs of divisions last night and informed them that their resigna tions to date from July 1 yould be agreeable to him. All of the officials wiH comply with the request They are all Democrats. There was no previous notice. It was considered fust that competent officials should be given less than a week to arrange their affairs preparatory to leaving tbe public service, Somo of tbe removed officials secured their S laces through Democrats who were very in uentlalat that time. Ex-Attorney General Garland recommended one; another was the son of ex-Congressman Leacb, of North Caro lina; another is tbe brother-in-law of Governor Gordon, of Georgia. The places of the officials were "wanted." That is the sole cause for re moval. No explanation is given of these dis missals except this statement attributed to General Coulter: "That's what we are here for," he remarked when questioned as to the requests made for tho resignations, "and it is about time that the men who did the born blowing during the last campaign should have .something to sbow for their labor." When will the change take place?" "After consultation with tbe Secretary of tbe Treasury, it was deemed advisable to call for the resignation of the Democratic incumbents to take effect July 1. It was urged that they should be allowed to complete the work of their fiscal year which ends June SO, and the Republicans will begin a new set of books after that date. These positions are worth about J2,C00 per annum, and in the cases of the'ehiefs of division they are rated at the lowest figures. Civil service reform cannot reach them, since thev are not in the classified service." "Has it been decided that a clean sweep of Democratic office holders will be made at the beginning of the fiscal year in the cases where tbey occupy prominent positions similar to those held by tbe deposed chiefs of divisions?" "Appointments to the vacancies, while they bavo not been definitely determined upon, will probably be made by tbe Secretary of the Treasury as speedily as possible." NEW I0EK LIBEBALITT. The Sum of $504,100 Raised In tbe Empire .City for Johnstown's Relief. Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch. Nkw Yobk, June 25. The Finance Commit tee of tbe Conemaugh Valley Relief Fund held tbe first of Its weekly meetings In the Mayor's office' to-day. General Sherman, Treasurer Simmons, C. N. Bliss and Walter Stanton met Mayor Grant there. Mr. Simmons reported that tbe gross receipts of tbe committee bad been 501,140 06, out of which $100,000 has been forwarded by draft to Governor Beaver. A letter was read from William E. Leavegood, Burgess of Jersey Shore, west branch of the Susquehanna river, stating that the people there bad suffered severe damage from floods, and that about $3,500 of relief funds would be tbe means of doing a great deal of good. Mr. Leavegood was referred to Governor Beaver. Mr. Stanton reported the receipt of a request from Governor Beaver for portable bouses. The committee discussed the request very fully, and decided to make no change in the policy they have hitherto adheied to, of rais ing and caring for tbe money at this end, but of leaving all of the responsibility of its expend iture with the Pennsylvania officials and com mitteemen. AH of tbe information in the pos session of the New York committee in relation to tbe places were portable houses are made and their prices was sent on to the Governor. Tho sum of 1.000 was appropriated to A. Schwab's committee on transportation and re lief. Mr. Schwab bad an application for relief yesterday from Abraham Cohen, a clothing merchant of Johnstown, who bad secured as surance of credit from tbo bouses with whom he had previously done bnslness, but bad no money to get home. Mr. Schwab offered him a ticket and some money, but be would accept nothing but a railroad ticket. By a dramatic performance by a Hebrew troupe, under the auspices of the VoUuaivo cat, in Poole's Theater, on Thursday last, $287 was realized for the Johnstown sufferers. Cor oner Levy will send the money direct to Gov ernor Beaver. Want bnt Little of Belot. Trom the London Globe. 1 At tbe end of tbe performance. In London, of the play which Mr. Sydney Grundy has founded on a novel by Adolph Belot, one of the specta tors was heard to murmur: We want but little of Belot, Nor want that little long. An Unusual Sight. JTrom Le Chat Noir. The usual actor's hose on top of a mint julep looks very like a poppy in a bunch of ferns. BALL TALK. A baseball flew o'er tbe fields one day. A tennis ball passed near by: "Why, where are you flying so fast away!" The tennis ball paused to cry. ' 'A pitcher brought me to this, ' he said, "A temperance one, at that; lie burled me forth with an aching head I've Just come oft" a1 bat." Then the tennis ball laughed In abolstcronsway, ' As though he would burst Ills Jacket, -, 1 44Than'fiava w vi.vf llniMMtAUVhic Flfor I'm going off on-a'ricVuctJ!'i3sS:l?2 lart jreewig omwt THE WHIRL OP GOTHAM. He Conldn't Ran tbe Town. IXEWTOEK BUBZAU 8FECIALS.1 .New Yobk, June 23. George Spencer, Just oat of Sing Sing prison, knocked his sister down because she told him be was drank. Then he kicked in tbe door of Mrs. Eliza Smith's flat, threw her washtubs and crockery out of tbe third story window, and put her clock in the stove. A policeman was attracted to Mrs. Smith's room by tbe racket. Spencer ran to tbo roof with tbe policeman after him. The men ran half a block over roofs, and then Spencer slipped down a scuttle. Tbe police man started down top just as Spencer began to pull away the ladder. A blow from tbe officer's club smashed Spencer's fingers. He let go, ran down stairs and out tbe back door. After scrambling over a dozen fences just an inch or two bevond the reach of tbe officer's dob, tbe fugitive reached tbe street and scurried off. The policeman jumped into an empty buggy, drove after him, and at the end of a tussle, in which both got bloody faces, carried bis pris oner off to jalL Caught by Little Cnpld. John McGee.a real cowboy, has been ap pointed a patrolman on tbe police force, and will be given a beat on tbe East Side. McOee was with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and should have sailed for Europe with the combi nation, but was caught by a pretty little Gotham girl whom be stopped over to many. He Is 27 years of age, over 6 feet high, and wears bis hair long. Teaching; Them a Lesson. v Henry A. Maas,J tbe 19-year-old boy who was arrested last night for wholesale frauds on bis father's business friends and other firms with wbich the family had account by means of $100 checks with tbe old gentleman's name on, was in court to-day. He was very elegantly dressed in black cheviot, patent leather shoes, silk bat and tan colored gloves. In addition to the city people he defrauded a Troy hotel man was also favored with some of the $100 slips of paper. Alibis victims told their stories in court but the young man simply remarked that they de served to lose a little for their carelessness in business. Pretty chorus glc-'s and, the races were responsible for tbe dao-cial difficulties that led young Maas to forge bis father's signa ture. Tbe matter will be adjusted and tbe prosecution dropped. But Ho Noticed It. Admiral Porter passed through the city this morning en route to Newport. He remarked to a reporter that General Butler's last attack upon him was beneath his notice. Sbo Walked In Her Sleep. Mrs. Anna Doves, a somnambulist, walked down Fulton street at 1 o'clock this morning in her night dress, bare footed andbatless. She fainted when awakened by a policeman. When revived at the station house she was taken home in a cab. TO COLLECT FOSSIL EE1IAINS. The Princeton Scientific Expedition Leaves far Oregon Under Prof. Scott. Peincetos, June 25. The Princeton College Scientific Expedition has left here for the West The patty includes Prot. William B. Scott, of the departments of geology and paleontology; J. Warne Phillips, '8t; A. M. Mil ler, '&; F. Kneeland, '89; C. D. Van Wagenen, '89; George Edwards, '89; Maitland Alexander, !89;C. a Webelacker, 'S3; David Bovalrd, '89; H. M. S11L '89, and "Victor Kauffman. '89. They will arrive in Baker City, Ore., about July 1. Here, taking a cook and a guide, the party will carry their outfit by wagons to Canon City. Thence they will proceed 75 miles toward the southeast to tbe John Day region, where they will hunt for fossils. The formation here is at the latemiocene period, and, though the hulk of the fossils found will undoubtedly be camlvora. Prof. Scott hopes to discover deposits that will throw light upon certain disputed points with regard to the ancestry of the elepbant. He also in tends to Investigate the nature of the geo logical strata of the regions, with the purpose of finding tbeir relation to the surrounding strata. A geological survey of that part of Oregon will be made by two of the party who have just graduated from the John C. Green, School of Science. The main object of the ex pedition Is to collect fossils for tbe biological museum of the college, which, through the energy of ProfS. Scotland Osborn, and of Dr. F. C. Hill, contains to-day the greatest col lection of mounted American fossils In tbe world. These gentlemen are also getting ready for publication a work upon American fossil mammalia, wbich is expected to be an authori ty in that department. DOING A BUSHING BDSINE8S. The Johnstown JJnnks In n Remarkably Flourishing Condition. rrcoM a STArr coRnisroxDENT. JOHN STOwif, June 25. The Johnstown banks continue to do a rushing business. From tbe time they are opened until doted a Steady stream of people pours In. The financial con dition of tbe banks is assured, and tbe citizens have the greatest confidence in the integrity of tbe institutions. "I wish I bad $10,000 Invested in the First Na tional," said Captain Kuehn to-day. "I would not want a safer investment. Tbey did a com mercial bnslness altogether, and their losses are nothing at all. I have money deposited in the Savings Bank, and am not afraid of it Tbey have over $100,000 securities, consisting of good mortgages on the land. The flood does not affect tbeir financial standing." Pleasure nnd Profit In Earope. The cadets of Trinity Hall, Washington, Pa., will do pleased to learn tbat their rector. Rev. P. S. Mesny, is undertaking a trip which will prove as beneficial to bis pupils as to himself. While in Europe bo Intends visiting and bor rowing valuable Ideas from tbe celebrated schools of Rugby. Harrow and Eaton. He has had a most successful academical year. Two of his pupils have succeeded in passing the university matriculation examination. One of them is Captain William Abel, of Pittsburg; the other Lieutenant Beall, of Uniontown. During the rector's absence the Rev. F. C. Cowper, ot Washington, Pa., will attend to bis home duties. CUBI0US CHINESE CUSTOMS. The highest ambition of a Chinaman Is to have a nice coffin and, a fine funeral. When a Chinaman expects a present and it does not dome he sends one of lesser value. A previous acquaintance between the male and female prevents tbem from marriage. For this reason a man seldom weds a girl ot bis town. Mb wear long petticoats and carry fans, while tbe women wear short jackets and carry canes. Boats are drawn by horses, carriages move by sails. When a Chinaman desires a visitor to dine with him be does not ask him to do so, but when he does not wish him to stay he puts the question: "Won't you stay and dine with mo, please?" The visitor will then know he Is not wanted. If a Chinaman desires the death of an enemy he goes and hangs' himself upon tbat enemy's door.' It is considered a sure way to kill not only tbat particular enemy, but members ot his entire family will ,be in Jeoparday of losing their lives. Ik China one can always borrow money on the strength of having a son, but nobody wonld advance blm a cent if be bad a dozen daugh ters. Tbe former is responsible for tbe debt of his father for three generations. The latter i3 only responsible for the debts of her own hus band. . Old men play ball and fly kites, while chil dren fold their arms and look on. Old women instead of the younir, are tbe idols of society. Lovemaklng is. only done three days before marriage. It is not only considered the safest way to get ahead of a rival, but the surest way to get a wife without losing much time. Whes a Chinaman meets another ho shakes and squeezes bis own bands and covers his bead. If great friends bad not seen each other fora long time tbey would rub shoulders until they got tired. Instead of asking each other's health they would say: "Howls your stom ach?" or "Have you eaten your rice?" "How old are you?" "How much did you pay for your sandals?" A sios man's servant gets no salary, yet many are the applicants; while big salaries are 'paid to tbe servants of the common people, but few make applications. Tbe perquisites of the former often inoro than triple tbo salaries of the latter, which is tho sole reason of these differences. To encourage honesty and sin-ccrity.-coufidential clerks and salesmen In all branches of industry, receive an annual net per centage 0i(tB4jira'i;BNMi xegtUusaJMT,, CDEI0US CONDENSATIONS. An oak tree is growing out of the) branches of a China tree on Mr. Hlllman'i places in Greene county, Ga. An eel suicided in Forsyth county, Ga,, the other day. It booked itself, and failing to effect its release, deliberately tied itself around the rope In a hard knot, thereby choking Itself to death. Bees settled in the top of J. W. Hender son's dwelling, near Atlanta, Ga., eight years ago. and were not disturbed until day before yesterday, when tbe gable end was torn off and the entire roof founa filled with boney. A man in Australia has discovered a process by which ho can season freshly cut Australian lumber in less tban seven days. Tbis seems hardly credible, as heretofore it has required several years. Steam Is one of the agencies employed. Three boys, who had sought refuge from the storm the other afternoon in a barn in Chester connty, were stunned by lightning; which struck the opposite end of tbe building. A cow was killed and a horse paralyzed by tbo shock. Fortunately tbe lightning did not set fire to the barn. "Put a penny in and you will have a surprise," says tbe legend on the latest form of automatic machine. When one nas been -unwise enough to comply with this invitation, one receives a card on which is printed, "Yoa give me a penny and 1 give you nothing In re turn. You are surprised. VoUaf A curious feature in ornithology is re-, ported from Ecklngton. Yorkshire, England, where a hen has hatched two chickens from one egg; both chickens being in a perfect state except tbat tbey are joined together on one side of the membranes of tbe wing. Beyond this tbey walk about and feed In the usual manner. State Geologist George H. Cook, of New Brunswick, N. J., reports a number of inter esting discoveries in fossils recently made. Besides numerous foot-prints, leaves and other remains of prehistoric days, several fossil fishes have been discovered at Boonton, and in a quarry at Belleville two skeletons of an animal greatly resembling the horned toad of the Western plains. Mrs. Sallie Hansford, of Oglethorpe county, Georgia, who makes a living on her farm in tbe Salem neighborhood for herself and children, has in her possession a pair of small scissors tbat her late husband picked up on the battlefield In Pennsylvania during tbe war. She says she has bad them In constant use ever since, and they are good for many years to come. A great impetus has been given to Russian industries within tbe last 10 or 15 years. Thus, in la75 all the cotton mills In that coun try contained about 2,000 000 spindles, while there are now, according to tbo latest reports, 115,000,000 spindles, divided between 67 mills. Tbe number of cotton weaving establishments in Russia is said to be 1SS. giving employment to more than 80,000 bands, the total annual production beingestimatedat 54,000,000 roubles. In 1881 there were only two Christian endeavor societies in existence, having a mem. bershlpof 68. Now there are 6,500 societies with a membership of 400,000, and societies are being organized at the rate of 100 a week. The international convention ot the societies, which is to be held in Philadelphia, July 9, 10 and 11, promises to De tbe largest and most en thusiastic convention ever held, and the largest delegate convention of any kind ever held in this country. At the brickyard near Macon, Ga., last week, two moccasins were seen engaged in moral combat Two others, apparently inter ested, stood on either side of tbe reptiles. The sentries or seconds were in a coil, with their heads erect A negro laborer watched the fight for 15 minutes. The snakes would wrao about each other, bite and strike at each other, and lash the ground around with tbeir tails. Finally tne negro killed the duelists, principals and seconds. Says a clock manufacturer: "The dial of the clocks which we make for China is marked. In lieu of figures, with characters which, I suppose, mean something to them. They don't to me. There are three circles of characters, the inner onobaving eight divisions, the next one 12 and the outermost 24. There are two hands, tbe shortest one making a revo lution every two hours, while the long takes 24 hours to get around. But how they compute time by these is a Chinese puzzle." M. AssiefT, a young Russian officer of dragoons has jnst performed an extraordinary felt: he has ridden from Pultava to Paris in 33 days, by way of Kleff. Cracow, Bohemia, Darm stadt, Luxemburg, and Rneims. This throws other feats of the kind into the shade; and the Viennese.TrtioisnowenToutefrom the Aus trian to the French metropolis in a cab a mat ter of 20 days will be rather disappointed when he arrives in Paris to find that he has been forestalled by tbe "bold dragoon" hailing from the Steppes of Muscovy, A curious discovery has just been made at Vimoutleri. France, by a peasant living in the village of Cutesson. He was digging in his field when the ground suddenly gave way, and befell into a hole ten feet in depth. The peasant had accidently lighted upon a subter ranean, chamber, tbe existence of wbich was not even suspected by tbe country people. On examination a number of human bones par tially petrified were found in an adjoining vault constructed in the form of a circle. Tbe bones are of exceptionally large dimension', and appear to have belonged to a race of gigan tic stature and great breadth ot frame. In fact the persons who hava studied tbe case on the spot are of opinion that the bodies must have been interred in this burial place at a very remote period. A curious accident, which unhappily proved fatal, has befallen M. Bontet an artist residing in Paris. M. Boutetwas working in his studio, when, inconvenienced by the sun, he asked his servant to get on the roof and pass a light linen covering over tho glass. As the woman was arranging this awning she slipped, and, falling through the glass, alighted on the table at which hermaster was seated. Oddly enough she sustained no injury worth mention ing. M. Bontet however, was not so fortunate. A pieco of the broken glass struck bim.on the neck, sovering an artery. He tried to staunch the blood, and failing, ran out of tbe bonse in the direction of a neighboring druggist's shop, but he fell down fainting ere he reached tbe place, and two hours afterward he breathed his last REVERIES OF A PHILOSOPHER. Language isn't a part of speech; it's the whole of it Children cry for the moon. Men want the earth. AmanJoes'nt feel in the least inflated I when blwn up by his wife. The first chapter in the history of a young woman's love is chap. won. "When the small boy gets a new pair ol shoes there is something new under the son. There is a good deal of humor written on tbe sublect of marriage; but after all matrimonial matches should not be made ligbt of. There are nice little pretty green oases all through the desert or life, bnt the fat man who breaks a suspender while running to catch a train can' t be persusd ed of this. "- SWEZT SUMMER. .f The grass is green up on the lawn, And Jane her sonny forces musters; And overcoats are put in pawn. And taken oat are linen 'dusters. , . THE AHATETTtt GARDESEB. For a deadly revenge he pants, A s we see by his terrible frown ; Tbe hens are destroying bis plants As fast as he puts them down. WELCOME. The days are here again for sport; Bow welcome's the vacation for teachers, boys and glrb-in short, The bored of education. A Philadelphia chemist claims to have discovered a new method of distilling whisky, or In other words, a process by which whlsxy can be made from water by the admixture of certain oils, a new way we suppose of aulxoll to stlUtho waters." "ItisnousetelHngyontolookpleasant," said the photographer to tbe pretty young lady ss he prepared to unmask his camera, "for you can not look anything else than pleasant" Andthls observation so pleased her that she smUed aU over and the picture was a great success. THE If XW3 07 THE DAT, The breath of June is in the air, y onnf annles are the trees on. The skies are blue, the days are fair, We've reached tbeiummer season. Near closing are the public schools, The bees are gathering honey. The boys are buying baseball pools And losing lots of money. Correct Diagnosis. Doctor (feeelingJpSl tlent's pnlse)-What la your nMum;DHy nessr . p. Mint' t wlfoTTff lis merchant- lV-Ilas he been overworking hlmselfof kfer P. W.-N'ot that 1 ara aware or. "gg IK rmmlflg'lv) Hlnffnlar. . nsH P. W.-He bought n amateur pfcctofrofcer'a . wrtflttbisweek, aadbe la ""fflff" J! trytogt iplettn. I .iC-I'Mi JfttsffcrK. tJMJrmm.