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THE PITTSBUKG- DISPATCH, "WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1889.
Wlje BiMtcft. ESfABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, ISIS. VoLH 0.153. -Entered at ltttsburg 1'ostoffice, November 14, 1837, second-class matter. Business Office 97 and G9 Fifth Avenue. News Rooms and Publishing House75, 77 and 78 Diamond Street Xastern Advertising Office, Hoom 48, Tribune llnildlng. New York. Average net circulation of the dally edition of The Disi'ATcnforslx months ending June 30, 1SS9, 29,492 Copies per Issue. Average net circulation of the bunday edition of Tax Dispatch for three months ending June 30, 1889, 52,660 Copies per lssne. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. rOSTAGX rBEE IN TDK UNITED 6TATIS. DAILY Dispatch, One Yesr t 8 00 DILY DI6FATCH, Per Quarter 2 00 Daily Dispatch. One Month "0 Daily Dispatch, including Sunday, lyear. 10 00 Daily Dispatch. Including gunday.Sm'ths. : SO Daily Dispatch, Including bunday.l month so fcUJiDAY DI6PATCH, One Year 2 SO "Weekly Dispatch, One Year 1 The Daily Dispatch is delivered br carrierant 15 cents per week, or including Bunday edition, at 20 cents per week. PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. JULY 10, 18S9. THE ERA OF EXTENSI0H. The work of connecting the suburbs of Pittsburg with the central part of the city by cable roads and electric lines, is rising to the dimensions of a boom. Besides the Squirrel Hill, Pleasant Valley and Central Traction lines, now nnder construction, the recently announced projects comprise a Southside cable line, electric road down the Brighton turnpike, and one connecting Wilkinsburg with the city by the route of the Morningside read and Stanton avenue. Six years ago The Dispatch pointed out the success of motor roads in other cities, and their adaptability to Pittsburg. The benefit of bringing the open country within naif an hour oi the center ot the city was shown, and the prosecution of such enter prise was urged. Although Pittsburg has shown its customary deliberation in adopt ing new ideas, the outcome is at last justi fying the views which this paper urged, be fore a single cable company was formed. One of the advantages which will result from the multiplication of transit is the im mense addition of territory available for residences. There are indications of the opinion tlint these new projects will enable distant suburbs to realize city prices for their land. That they will enhance the market value of land which has heretofore been available only for market gardening is a matter of course; but it should be remem bered that when all these lines are com pleted the supply of quarter-acre lots within 40 minutes ol the Fosioffice will be practi cally unlimited, and the public will have the right to expect from these extensions the legitimate result oi cheap houses. The new projects will make fair returns both in traffic and the enhancement of prop erty, but it is well to remember that extrava gance in expectations may defeat the pur pose of the new lines, and that the surest way of earning success is to cheapen both the cost of homes and the cost of transit to the public CONFERENCE BETTER THAN CONFLICT. At a time when the Amalgamated Asso ciation has the gratification of seeing its scale so promptly and so generally signed by the principal mills of the district, it is to be regretted that the situation at Home stead looks like a serious split. The course of the Carnegie firm in declaring the places open to new comers, and treating negotiations with the old hands as at an end, is one which the public hoped would be avoided through conference and compromise. Though the situation seems decidedly strained just now it is still to be hoped that the mutual in terests of the parties may suggest some basis of settlement other than a lockout. "With the exception of the question at Homestead, both labor and capital are to be congratulated on the amicable and speedy agreement arrived at in this district as to the basis of wages for the current year. As to the Homestead matter, the point will strikingly suggest itself whether more satis factory results in the end might not be reached by exhausting every means of amicable and fair settlement with the old employes before undertaking the difficult task of securing and organizing a corps of new ones. DIFFICULT QUESTIONS. General B. F. Butler's idea of an alliance between the Anglo-Saxon countries of the world, to dominate international politics, contains a great deal that is attractive and interesting. There is no doubt that a coali tion of England, the United States and the Anglo-Saxon colonies could wield an in fluence upon the fate of the world that would be greater than almost any other alliance. But it is a vital question what the pur poses of that alliance would be, and what influences in each of the countries would form a controlling power of the alliance "Would the United States ally itself with the Tory influences of Great Brltian, and leave Ireland to its fate; or would it notify En gland, as a conditioned precedent of the al liance, that it must give Ireland home rule before coalition commenced its work? "Would the alliance represent the trust and plutocratic influences of both countries, for the sake of monopolizing commerce; or would it be the union ot tho popular inter ests in both nations for the sake of preserv ing popular rights and popular interests the world over? These are somewhat important and at the came time doubtful points. Until they are satisfactorily solved, the wisest course will be to observe Washington's advice of avoid ing entangling foreign alliances. A PLACE FOB OUR SAVINGS. The news is reported to the American pub lic by the New York Herald's cable dis patches that Mr. Abbey has made arrange ments for an operatic tour of the United States by a company which is headed by Adelina Patti and Signor Tanago, the new and famous tenor, the terms of the latter be ing announced at Patti's old figure of $4,000 for each performance. It is not specifically announced that this will be Madame Patti's farewell Jtour, but it is to be presumed that the somewhat familiar method of ex citing the public interest will be resorted to in due time. At present notification maybe 'taken as having due regard for the fact that the silvery-voiced singers will require a more than proportionate amount of silver from those who wish to enjoy their perform ances. The music-loving publis has five months in which to save up its money for the purpose of hearing these famous artists; and the intention is obvious that they will take all that ordinary people can save up in that time. THE FLANNEL SHIBT. Since the wearing of flannel shirts in the cummer mouths has been deemed worthy of discussion at a Cabinet meeting in "Wash ington, we may be pardoned for devoting a little space to the question here. It was Sec re taryBuik, the guardian angel of the farmer in fancy, and the boss patron of the Publio Printer in fact, who startled the President and the attendant Cabinet Ministers with the proposal that they should all take to wearing flannel shirts. The Hon. Jerry Busk is the very uian the flannel shirt would pick out as its champion if it had a voice. Stout, hearty and a free persnirer, the flannel shirt appears an absolute necessity in his case. The whole Cabinet ought to have fallen in with the proposal of this able special pleader. It didn't, how ever, and the reason why is not known. Some say that two or three members of the Cabinet were suspicious that Secretary Busk was trying to work off a job lot of shop-worn shirts at the instance of the Post master General. This was a very unfair and silly suspicion. Mr. Wanamaker would only be too glad to give every one of his colleagues in the Cabinet a flannel shirt, even two such articles, we are sure. Think of the advertisement to be obtained from the transaction! Shirts similar to those worn by President Harrison and all his secretaries would not have to be sold at a great sacrifice, second counter, Broad street entrance, only a few left They would sell at sight anywhere at fancy prices. And they would be well worth the money, too. No; we think that the Cabinet would do well to adopt the flannel shirt and such other cool and comfortable garments as are offered at once. A statesman is of no use unless he keeps cool. DULL DOG SAYS. Perhaps the prise fight, in which one gentleman obliged another by lying down whenever he was desired to, would not have carried the American people off its base, as it were, had not the dull, dead dog days been upon us. These are the days when a mad dog is a godsend in a suburban village, when the heart of the exchange editor is heavy, and only flies and pinchbugs are en tirely contented. The whole world seems to be in a stupor. The United States have just come out of a convulsion of interest in a second-rate battle between the bruisers, and they have Jittle in the immediate present to promise a relief from ennui. England is enjoying her silly season, too, with the disreputable old Shah of Persia for a popular play thing. France has her Exposition, but she probably gets less fun out of that than the foreign visitors. Her pet toy, General Boulanger, is hanging on by his eyelids to the rim ot fashionable society in London, and enjoys calling his life his own so much that he is not likely to break the European peace crockery for some time yet. In short, the whole world is half asleep or pretending to be, because it is not the thing to appear wakelul in the season of summer siesta. The workers are awake be cause it is an uncomfortable condition of labor that it cannot be done sleeping. Still the world is not for the workers, is it? so what matters if they are not able to snooze in calm and coolness by sea or wooded hill, or star-reflecting lake? MORE CEAZE THAN ABT. The sensational stage to which the com petition for the possession of Millet's "Angelus" has reached, warrants a halt, to indulge in a little serious consideration concerning the significance of the affair. "While it is being decided whether the United States shall have the priviledge of paying $113,000 for that picture, or whether it shall remain in the state galleries oi France, it may be well for the publio of both countries to reflect upon the fact that such extravagant figures represent, not a sober artistic valuation, but merely the length to which artistic as well as popular craze can go. It hardly needs much argnment to de monstrate the fact that there is no such real artistic value in that painting as to even approximate the price paid for it Millet himself regarded ten thousand dollars as a sensational figure for it And while its great value as the leading work of one of the masters of the present era, might justify the smaller price, there is no doubt that the multiplication of that value by fourteen is wholly without reason in the values of true art The fact is that the prices bid on the painting at the recent sale, are only a repe tition of the crazes, which lead unexam pled pricesfor uuiqne vasesor books without especial literary value or extraordinary beautiful workmanship, simply because they are the only specimens of their kind. The same sum which it is proposed to put into a single painting of Millet's, might, if judiciously expended, produce many examples of the best work of great painters, both classical and modern, and re sult in addition to American art treasurers of a valuable gallery. No equivalent for that possibility is presented by the posses sion of this single work. The effort to ob tain it is not inspired by a love of art but by the love of notoriety and the'desireto ob tain the name of spending money lavishly to obtain a painting, the possession of which all justly desire, but which in sound value, contains no justification for the sum named. HE WILL TAKE THE MONEY. It is interesting to observe that t he "Wall Street JVetc, in an article on the manifold sins which the Michigan Legislature has committed in the way of trying to make the corporations oi that State behave themsel ves, includes among them the fact that "the House has passed a bill reducing sleeping car rates from 25 to 40 per cent, which means, according to the allegation of the Jfews, the withdrawal of sleeping cars from many lines on which they are now used." It is rather singular that the organ of the stock speculating interests, cannot find any more recent arguments against legislative regulations than this one which was worn threadbare in the granger period. It was declared that granger legislation would stop the building of new ronds in the "West; but after due allowance for the bursting of the railway bubble of watered stocks in 1873, the contrary was proved by experience to be the case. As sleeping cat charges are double those for good hotel accommodations, it may be relied upon that a reduction of 25 to 40 per cent will leave such a profit in the business that the sleep ing car companies will send their cars where ever there is money to be made by it Mr. Pullman will continue to take Michigan's money as readily as the money of other States, notwithstanding the obnoxious law.. AN EXPERIMENTAL REPUBLIC. The proposal to purchase a territory some where lor the establishment of an experi mental Irish Bepublic, is a novel one, and notwithstanding its unique features has prac tical features that cannot be sneered at It would give the Irish an opportunity to de monstrate their capacity for self govern ment, and would permit the Irish cause even its most extreme forms of organization to escape from the abuses which seem to Vc inevitable in secret societies like the Clan-na-Gael. If the funds of the latter organization had been put into seme such investment aa this, it would certainly have done more for the Irish race than it has in the hands of the grain gamblers. Some South Ameri can country rich in are but a poor in cash would have gladly yielded up a stretch of territory for a sum on which these funds could have made the first payment. There the Irish could have founded a government free from landlords and demonstrated their ability to make themselves an independent nation. Such a project would enable the experi ni cnt to be tried under more favorable con dition than have prevailed in that other Irish Bepublic known as New York City. The disappointed lover who killed the woman he wished to marry, her sister and then himself should have reversed the order of his slaughter. If people who are impelled by love to murder will commence the butch ery by killing themselves they will estab lish a reform of the usual order that is much to be desired. In Mr. "W. H. Ballou's book, "A Bide on a Cyclone," the charge is made that three men, prominent in politics and finance, are behind an organized gang of salaried cattle thieves, alleged to exist in the "West This sounds like a very serious charge, but as the description ot the men indicates rather plainly that their rank in politics and finance was gained by the tactics of organ ized robbery, the application of the same principles to the cattle business seems to be no more than the product oi a deep respect for consistency. Obituabt notices of Simon Cameron are very generally repeating bis famous remark, that he attributed his success in life to the lactthat he started poor. This may have been very well for Simon; but it wholly fails to ac count for the millions of others who started in lite poor and remained poor all their lives. A GOOD deal of comment is produced by the statement ot Private Dalzell that his ex penses in the canvass for the nomination lor Lieutenant Governor in Ohio amounted to only two dollars and seventy-five cents, or some such ridiculous sum. This looks like an encouraging departure from the usual large expense account ol political canvasses: but the usual precedents of politics are pre served by one slight fact, which deprives it of its exceptional character. The other man was nominated. After all the talk of the officials of Missis sippi, Louisiana, Alabama and even Texas, with regard to the sternness with which they were going to suppress the prize fighters, the outcome indicates that the only danger the pugilists underwentwasthat of being'.lodged in jail if they failed to fight The news that Lord Randolph Churchill will stand as a candidate for member of Parliament from Central Birmingham, and that Mr. Joseph Chamberlain is conse quently sharpening his knife, promises lively times in English politics. -There is hardly room for both Chamberlain and Churcbill in all England, and when it comes to putting them in the same city, a game of stabbing in the back becomes ine vitable. After the wetness of the spring and early summer the recent burst of the dog star upon us is felt with especial severity. Eighteen hundred eighty-nine seems deter mined to keep up its reputation of dispens ing its weather in very sudden and heroic doses. Some criticism has been made upon the manner in which the President brings his posterity, the Hon. Baby McBZee, into notice upon various publio occasions. Nevertheless, it is no more than fair to ob serve that Baby McKee is a very inoffensive personage. It is the President's fondness for the other members of the family in his official acts, that affords more room for crit icism. And now we hear a report that the Eng lish Trust people are trying to get possession of the restaurants of tbis country. The English are behind the time. A trust com bination got possession of the restaurants long ago in the persons of the cooks and waiters. It is now stated that New York has a law providing punishment tor the act ot proparing for a prize fight within its limits. The law seems to be about as valuable as the law against prize fighting. As is the case with some other evils, if prize fighting is to be abolished, the people and not the statute books must be reformed. The wreck at Wilmerding station seems likely to confirm the officers of the Penn sylvania Baiiroad in the theory of an epi demic in railway casualties. The movement of Allegheny City for taking its water supply from a point in the river above the workhouse is one that should be urged to realization. To draw a water supply for a modern city below the outlets of sewers resembles a satire on civil ization which tbe Northsiders should not continue longer than necessary. PERSONAL PACTS AND FANCIES. Prof. Mather, of Amherst College, has been in the service of that Institution for 30 years. Commissioner or Pensions Tanner has returned to Washington from an extended trip West He was at the Pension Office yesterday. Sarah Bernhardt has developed a great liking for Americans. She seeks their society. Invites them to her entertainments, and openly asserts that they are the wittiest people In the world. Secretary Rusk is rapidly coming to the front as tbe most popular Cabinet officer among the Washington newspaper men. Tbe correspondents regret that he Is going to leave his hotel and keep house. Sats Emlle Zola: "Ten years ago I gave up tobacco at the instance of my doctor. I do not believe, however, tbat the intelligence and the creative strength of man are injured by smoking. Perfection is so stupiouthat I am often sorry I ceased smokin g." ' Colonel Robert U.Inqersoll is accepted by those who know as one of the best cooks in New York. He is said to be a gourmet of the highest altitude, and his friends say he pre pares with his own hands the biggest part of the menu at tho private dinners he gives at bis borne. Speaking of the sensitive Hadje Hassein Gbooly Khan, a writer says: "Owing, perhaps, to his lack of familiarity with our usages, it is related tbat he became interested in the society of women who do not lire In the fashionable northwest, and that, having obtained a stock of expressions current with them as festive politeness, he took the liberty ot tweaking by the nose a lady whom he met at a reception and remarking upon the dimensions of tbe bugle' sho had "got On her.' In his playful Persian way he is cIbo said to hare greeted some of the surprised ladies of Washington so ciety by prodding them in the ribs with his thumb and by greeting them with a squeak that usually accompanies that prank of a clown in a pantomime." THE TOPICAL TALKER. A Terr Mean Man Why Shopping Con- umn So Itlnch Time A Query. He is a very mean man who tries to cheat a newsboy. On Monday afternoon, In an Allegheny street car, I encountered a man of immense mean ness. He was stout and tall, beefy as to com plexion: small, watery blue eves under dilapi dated eyebrows looked ont beside a nose of tho crushed strawberry color and form, and his beard was of the neutral-tlntea, straggling character that so often indicates a mean dispo sition. His cuffs were in mourning, and bis collar was wilted into & three-told wreck. He had big, puffy hands which were nearly all the time pawing bis knees. From the whole appearance of the man I judged that the only generosity he ever bad been guilty of involved himself as beneficiary. There were many signs in his face and cloth ing which indicated that he drank beer to ex cess. I will bo bound he buys his beer by the keg and drinks it alone in bis back yard. A newsboy entered the car with a bundle of afternoon papers under his arm. "All about the big prize tight P bo cried. The man described above said : "Gimme a paper." The boy banded him the last edition of the Chronicle Telegraph. The man took it un folded it, held it up, and read all the news of the right the paper contained. This took two minutes at least Then he banded it back to the newsboy with the remark: "I guess this isn't the last edition they'll be issuing an extra later on I don't want this." The newsboy was a quiet inoffensive little fellow: but as he replaced the paper in his bundle, he said: "I guess you're a fraud, I do!" And the boy was about right In the opinion of tho dozen or so of men and women who saw the affair. V You- hear men Jeer at women often about the time the latter consume shopping. Till yesterday I thought there were grounds enough for the jokes at our sisters', sweet hearts', wives' and mothers' expense on this score. It chanced that I was commissioned yester day to purchase three spools of silk thread three little spools tbat would occupy the space of a fair-sized watch in one's pocket At ten minutes to ten in the morning I en tered erne of the largest drygoods stores in the two cities. As I had expected, I was directed from one counter to another until I bad con versed with two floor-walkers and six sales women. This did not surprise or annoy me. Stores are so big these days that it Is absnrd for anyone not a dally visitor to them to expect to reach the desired goal without many di rections. . At last the right counter loomed up with tbe right girl behind it She found tbe spools of thread in no time, wrapped them up and asked for 10 cents. I gave hor a quarter. She put tbe coin in a wooden ball and sent it to the cashier's desk by the ingenious system ot railroads now so generally in use in city stores. Then I waited. Then I waited some more. Then I kept on waiting for ten minutes or so. Then the ball came back. The bill and tbe quarter were in it The yonng woman said that the cashier refused to take tbe quarter because it was mutilated. Tbe quarter was not muti lated. It had an indentation upon it near tbe rim tbe size of a pin's head that could not pos sibly prevent the passage of the com anywhere else. But I handed over another qnarter, per fect to the last degree. Ten minutes more elapsed and the change came back. At 1025 1 left the store. Amount of purchase: Three spools of thread at 10 cents. Time con sumed, 35 minutes. When one thinks of the multitude of articles a woman has to buy at the stores the wonder is that she ever gets ont of them. ... Ir the elixir of life has really been discovered by Dr. Brown-Sequard, and it is put within the reach of all men to obtain it will not the neglect to use It practically amount to sulcidet What is suicide bat a refnsal of tbe individ ual human being to live? He who fails to pre serve his life commits suicide. If the key to eternal life upon this earth is put at our dis posal, shall we be justified in rejecting it. The question is too large for discussion here. I merely suggest it as a quaint consequence of the alleged discovery by Dr. Brown-Sequard. . IN a popular restaurant the other day I noticed a very promment merchant of tbis city fanning himself rigorously with a cheap Jap anese fan. Suddenly I observed that he paused, looked intently at the fan, his face grew red, and he mattered something under his breath. He threw the fan to the other side of the table with a contemptuous air. Then I took up a fan and read on it the name of a mercantile rival of the gentleman I had observed. PROPOSALS FOE STEEI- Pittsburg Bid Too High, Bat Will Hnve One More Chance to Win. Washington, July 9. Secretary Tracy will issue in a few days proposals for the purchase of 681 tons of steel plates for use in the battle ship Texas, now being constructed at the Navy Yard, Norfolk. These bids will be opened at the Nary Department on September 4. Tbe specifications provide tbat 21s (long) tons of these plates are Intended for use in the lower layer of protective deck plating and the re maining 415 tons are for the lower and middle layers of protective deck plating, and for the upper and lower layers of tops of redoubt and protective side plating. The delivery ot these steel plates is to be commenced within SO days after the contract is signed and completed within 60 days. All bids for the supplying of these plates to the Government must be accompanied by a certi fied check for one fifth the amount, which will be held as a guarantee against the success ful bidder for tbe prompt delivery of the plates, after tbe contract Is signed, within tho specified time. The successful bidder will be compelled to deliver these plates at the Nor folk Navy Yard free of all expense to the Gov ernment and at such points as the commandant may decide. Bids were opened at the Navy Department this afternoon for the purchase of 423 tons of steel plates for the belted cruiser Maine, now building at the navy yard. New York. There were only two bids received from the Linden Steel Works and Carnegie, Phlpps & Co., of Pittsburg. Tbe bin of the Linden Company, $41,193 60, was the lower and the contract will be awarded to them. The bid ot Carnegie. Phlpps A Co, was 138,291. MILLET'S WIDOW. She la Not Destitute, bat In Very Comfort able Circumstances. A correspondent of the New York Sun says: In stating that tbe widow of the painter J. F. Millet is living in great poverty, your Paris cor respondent gives currency to a belief which, though quite generally prevalent, is, I believe, without foundation in fact While In Barbizon, in August last 'I frequently met Mine. Millet and the members of her family, and If "outward and risible" signs may be taken as an indica tion of their condition, it would appear that they were In very comfortable circumstances. The Millet home. Instead of being a dilapi dated hovel, as many would hare it Is one of the most substantial in the little village, and has about it every appearance of comfort and cheer. The fact that Mme. Millet retains In her possession a number of the drawings and sketches of the painter of the "Angelus," which would doubtless realize a small fortune If offered for sale, is sufficient proof that her needs are not very pressing. FOR THE SICK BROTHERS. Admiral Ammen'a Residence to Become a Religious Retreat. Baltimore, July 9. Tbe Christian Brothers ot tbe Province of Baltimore, which embraces New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the District ot Columbla,have made another important acquisition to their already largo property holdings. Brother Qnlntlnlau, Provin cial of the order, has purchased from Admiral Ammen the large residence and ten acres of land just south of andadioining the Normal School of the order ot Ammcndale, near Wash ington, where tbe Christian Brothers receive then: training for future work as teachers. Tbe new property has been christened "La Salle Villa," in honor of blessed de La Salle, the fonnder of tbe order. The residence con tains 23 rooms. It Is to be used as a retreat for sick and Invalid brothers ot all tbe communi ties In the province. Many of the brothers will rest here, too, during tbe season of vacation between July 1 and September L An Explanation of the Cronln Cone. From the London Globcl Eucndean explanation of the Cronin case: That the "triangle's" behavior towards the , other "centers" and "circles' was rery far from annarftJ' -. INVOLVING BIG IRON MINES. A 83,000,000 Suit to Wind Up theBessemer Consolidated Company. Cleveland l'lalndealer.2 The litigation begun In tho Wisconsin courts for the winding up of the affairs of theBesse mer Consolidated Iron Company has now as sumed definite shape. They involve 5,000,000 of mining property which has fared badly since the Gogebic troubles commenced. One suit was brought by Adolph Doctor on behalf of himself and any of the other stockholders who may elect to come In against the Bessemer Consolidated Iron Company, 8. H. Martin, E. C. Hoffman, H. A. Bushra, R. M. Lee and 8. H. Needs, for the appointment of a receiver for the company. Mr. Doctor alleges tbat the company was organized in 1SS7 with a capital stock of $7,500,000 divided. Into 75,000 shares of $100 each, of which he owns 23 shares. On tbe 10th day of June, 1889, he asserts, the company became unable to meet certain liabilities and had past due debts amounting to $300,000, be Is informed. That on that day the Board of Directors of the company; E. W. Oglebay.whowas President; J. J. Gill. Secretary; W. D. Rees and J. W. Gill, met in Cleveland and "contriving and intending to wreck, ruin and utterly destroy said corpora tion," resigned their positions and had elected in their places fire men who are said to be only clerks. The new directors are the defendants in the suit Tbe old directors, it is asserted, were large stockholders and men of money, while the new men are not financially responsi ble and are "wholly unfit and unqualified to manage the affairs of tbe corporation. It is further alleged that prior to May 1, 1883. the then officers of tbe corporation issned certain bonds secured by mortgages on all the property of tbe corporation, which were sold for the snm of 75 cents on the dollar, and for which ?S9,300 in cash were received and 8137,700 were allowed upon pretended debt':" that the offi cers ot the company also pledged $300,000 worth of bonds at 0 cents on the dollar for a loan of 5150.000, "and that for all of said moneys so re ceived by said officers of said corporation said officers have made no account whatever." Since tbe resignation of its officers, Mr. Doctor alleges, the working of its mines has ceased, attachments to the amount of 30,000 have been levied and there is danger of tho loss of tbe entire property. He therefore prays for an Injnnctlonal order restraining the de fendants from selling or transferring the stock and for tbe appointment of a receiver. The second suit is brought in the Interest of the bondholders. Tbe same allegations are made and the appointment of a receiver is asked for. It is understood tbat similar suits hare also been brought in the Michigan courts. Both cases in Wisconsin bave been taken to tbe Circuit Court for trial and set for Wednesday. IN MEMORIAL OF MRS. HATES. The W. C T. r. Will Hold Appropriate Services Upon Sunday, July 28. Chicago. July 23. The following address to the Christian Temperance Women cf the world is issued here: To all Officers and Members of the W. C. T. U. : Beloved SlSTins Jo woman ever lived who did so mnch to discountenance tbe social nse of in toxicants as that royal and lamented Christian matron, Mrs. ex-President Hayes. She struck a keynote tbat lings to-day In ten thousand homes of wealth and fashion, and re-echoes In tbe grate ful memory of millions who, against a desperate appetite, hare formed a holy resolution. Her heart was with us In tbe great crusade of 1871. Her husband gave the weight of his vast Influence to sustain his wire in her noble purpose of purify ing social customs by placing before the world the wlnelcss dinner table or the White House. Mrs. Hayes belonged to no one nation, but to humani ty, and 1 am confluent that the White Klbboners of Great Britain ana Canada, indeed, of every land, will, with chastened sympathy, unite with us in the public declaration of onr loyalty and love. For such a woman and patriot, for such a wife and mother, we cannot do too much to mani fest oir interest and onr reverence. America had not her peer. 'd never suffered sadder loss than In losing Lucy Vebb Hayes. Then let meiaorlal services beheld by every lo cal union on Sunday, July 23. Tell the story of this woman's sacrad lile to rad lile to your children; and by every means possible Impress the lesson of this great life upon all whom you can reach. The last chapter or Proverbs, delineating a perfect wom an's character. Is suggested as the most fitting Sortrayal of our honored sister's lire andcharac r. Ti oars In bereavement, but though sorrow ful, yet always rejoicing over the record of her who so gloriously 'all-red to brighter worlds and led the way. Francis e. Willabd. HEREDITARY WEALTH. A London Paper Criticise Mr. Andrew CarnccWs View of It. from the London Globe.. In one of the magazines of this month Mr. 'Andrew Carnegie- pnts a striking question: "why should men leave great fortunes to their children!" Some enterprising Mr. Knowles should collect the opinion of heirs and younger sons upon tbis question. This seems to be one of those airy popular suggestions which "tri umphant democrats" are fond of making. It seems so simple. A man's fortune is his own. He can endow a leper hospital or a black beetle museum with it, as seems to him good. And, besides, tbe prospect of fortune is undeniably corruptive. It makes young plungers plunge, and young loo-players "take miss." It is in the abstract much better that a child should start "king of two bands" and do his part by tbe energy of bis own talents and the sweat of his own brow. So far this is all plausible platitude, and might be very suitable as the condition of a childless man. But what view does pater familias taker He has brought up his children in a certain practice of luxury, from which the descent is almost as fatal as the rapid ascent ofthenonveauriche. They have they cannot help having great expectations. Then, will even triumphant democrats tell us th:t blood is no thicker, say, tban a taste for theology? Shall a son be disinherited that a perfect col lection of paleozoic flora and fanna may be presented to the giggling nursemaids and flirt ing lovers? We do not think Mr. Carnegie will persuade people to this view any more than be will convert them to bis other fond belief that only under a republic Is everything couleur de rose. So do not let the museums be too hasty In rejoicings. Let them only rejoice moder ately at finding that the world still contains an occasional "crank" who Is a demagogue first and a parent last of all. Popular Game on the Jersey Coast. From tbe Chicago Isews.J The favorite amusement at the New Jersey summer resorts consists in matching mosquito bites. And Others Know Baseball Cranks. From the .New York World.) Some men are born sick and some eat picnic ice cream. ODD ITEMS FROM ABROAD. A Russian nobleman has recently paid 1,200 roubles ($000) for a pair of nightingales that are said to render delightfully various national melodies. Tux success of tbe Wild West Snow In Paris, far from decreasing, grows greater day by day. Thousands are unable to obtain ad mission at the Sunday performances. It Is now stated that Parisians will hare nearly everything in a "bull fight" except tbe death of the bull at the corridas about to take place In the Plaza de Toros of the exhibition. The ring is in the Ruo de la Federation, by tho Champs de Mars. The Municipal Council at Athens has deter mined to erect in the middle ot the principal publio square an exact reproduction of the Eiffel tower, only with slightly diminished pro portions. There will be an electric light on tbe summit somewhat after the fashion of our statue of Liberty. Rarblt has tbe supply of strawberries been so abundant in Paris as at the present moment. The refreshing fralses are piled In colossal heaps In tbe markets and in the shops of fruit erers all over the city, and pottles of straw berries are sold at such an Infinitesimal rate that the poorest of the working citizens in the Faubourg St Antoine can afford a dessert almost as luscious as that of Dives and Crcosus In the Champs Elysees. Freedom of tbe press is not as yet very firmly established in Japan. A newspaper called the Tonchikyokwai Zatthi, published an illustration recently representing the promul gation of tbe new constitution. In this picture the imperial throne was occupied by a skeleton. The editor and two printers were forthwith ar rested, and the former condemned to a fine of 50, with three years imprisonment while the latter were incarcerated for ten months with 30 to pay. Dinah Salifou, the black King of Rio Nunez, in Benegal. is now In Paris with his Queen and suite. Dinah is 62 years old, tall and intelligent He wears a white bonbon, or mantle, and a velvet skullcap. The Queen is almost a girl, her name being Phlllls, and her age 18. She now wears a'slmplo colored petti coat and a "caftan," but will probably return to Rio Nunez in a Parisian costume, as since her arrival she has evinced a womanly Interest in the wonderful millinery of France. The King's suite numbers about 35 persons, in cluding the young princelings, who, are with tbe dusky sovereign as hostages, . IS THE WORLD TOO SMALL? German Statisticians Claim It Is Their Mistake in Considering Only Europe and America Place That Are. Compara tively Speaking, Uninhabited. From the Louisville Courier-Journal. 1 Tho Germans have long had a monopoly in the compilation ot population statistics, and some of them are now engaged in discussing the rather difficult problem of tbe precise ra pidity with which the human inhabitants of tbe world are increasing in number. A few even go further and are endeavoring by mathe matical reasoning to calculate when the popu lation will grow too dense for the habitable land of the globe. The latter of tbese ques tions takes us far into futurity, and while we do not oonsider either ot them ot importance to the majority, we will not fall behind the Germans, but will make a few speculations on our own acconnt While It cannot be doubted tbat the more highly civilized nations are increasing their population very rapidly, yet there is nothing to indicate that the total of tbe world's numbers has any alarming growth. While some peoples are doubling and tripling every century others are decaying and growing less numerous each decade. It is simply another illustration of tbe survival of the fittest While the population is growing In Western Europe and the United States, for all we know it is declining in Asia and Africa. That it is doing sq in the latter can hardly bo disputed. The stronger races flourish and multiply; the weaker droop and die away. Where They Make Their Mistake. In all our calculations concerning population we are prone to refer to America andKurope alone, and to draw our conclusions from tbe rnles of Increase or decrease "prevailing in them, forgetting that the two combined do not represent one-tbird of tbe earth's habitable surface, or one-third of its people. So far as they are concerned it is not difficult to make the necessary computations, for there are enough figures obtainable to make all the mathematical deductions we wish. But it is altogether different with Africa and Asia, where in a few cases meager facts are fur nished, and in most none at all. Nearly half tho world's population is In Asia, and there is good reasod to believe that 1,800 or 2,000 years ago it contained as many or more people than it now does. It is true that China and India have immense numbers at the pres ent day, but as far back as history or legend goes, when Europe was a wilderness, both were thronging with inhabitants. There is no doubt that Western and Central Asia, which are now bnt sparsely peopled, onco contained very great cities and a vast population. The mighty em pires which have risen and fallen where at this day only ruins and wanderings shepherds re main are sufficient proof of tbat Africa's Population Decreasing. The population of Africa is undoubtedly de clining. Tbe tribal wars cut down their cum bers, and tbe slave trade which is now carried on there, in a systematic manner, by the Arabs to an extent hitherto unknown, Is making more serious inroads. The number of slaves taken out of Africa would not make much of a figure in itself, but those whose attention has been especially directed to tbe subject calcu late tbat for every slave exported at least ten persons perish. Thousands are killed when their villages are attacked, and many more die on the march to the coast, so that only the picked men, the strongest and the most patient, survive. As for tbe population of the world growing too numerous, we may remark for the benefit of our German friends that there is a good deal of practically unoccupied land left on this sphere. Two-thirds of all the people live In China, India and Western Europe. On the map of the world, these countries look very small compared with the extent exclusive of them. There's Room tor All. Most of the domain of the Russian Empire is, comparatively speaking, uninhabited. Here in the United States the bulk of our popula tion is centered in a group of States east of the Mississippi; the soil has hardly been touched in Canada, Mexico and South America; only a small strip of sea coast in Australia has been settled, and behind it is a wilderness as 1 arge as the United States; in Asia there is a region nearly as extensire as North and South America combined but slightly sprinkled with people; the great East Indian islands, with a combined area more tban half as great as Russia in Europe, have fewer in habitants than Great Britain and over 60 per cent of them are in the one island of Java, not one-fourth larcer than Kentucky. In Africa there is nothing but savage people, whose num bers no one can compute. We do not think it is yet quite time to bother ourselves about over population. SAILORS SAW GHOSTS. A Most Remarkable Run of Bad Luck for tho Craft nnd Her Crew. Philadelphia Record.: When the schooner George B. McFarland, which was lost recently between Fernandlna, Fla., and this port, was launched a medium in Portland, Me., claimed that he bad received a communication from the other world an nouncing that the restless spint ot Captain KIdd would take possession of the vessel. It was further asserted by this medinm tbat no vessel of which the piratical spirit assumed command would ever be lucky. This prophecy made a remarkable impression upon the su perstitious sailors, who for years have imag ined strange sights and sounds within and about the vessel. The McFarland stuck on tbe ways, and was never water-tight after she was launched. Her first commander. Captain btrong, gave her up after two or three voyages as a hopelessly unlucky vessel. Captain Strong's brother tben took command of the ship,and lost money steadily for three voyages, when he abandoned her in mid-ocean, tbe crew being landed in Europe. Tbe McFarland was found adrift at sea by a steamship and towed to a European port, where she was refitted and placed in charge of a new master. Two days after she sailed from port the new Captain was knocked down in a squall and his leg was broken. A month ago she was again aoandoned at sea, and last week she was met and set afire as a dangerous dere lict by tbe steamship Orinoco. Sailors who shipped on the McFarland said that ebostly carpenters haunted tbe vessel and were always at work, the sound of their sawing and planing away down in the hold being heard at night as they tried to cut the keel asunder and sink tbe ship. On many occasions the men all rushed out of the forecastle shouting tbat strangoand unknown hands had thrust them out of their bunks; and they are said to hare shown bruises and cuts to prove their stories. On more than one occasion the entire crew of. tbe schooner jumped overboard and swa ashore, while the vessel was in port, to escaj irom tne evu spirits mat tueir auperstiti minus piciurea, xnere was always great cuity in securing a crew lor the vessel, as non who served a single voyage and learned of 'her ill luck noTer returned to her for a second trip. y Combination Clothespin and Eyeglass. From the Chicago Mews.! "I've made my fortune at last," exclaimed the Inventor, joyously. "I've invented a combina tion eyeglass and clothespin, ana I'll sell 1,000, 000 of 'em right here in Chicago." "What in the world will anyone want with such a contrivance as that?" asked his skep tical wife. "Why, the Chicago river is still manufactur ing smells, isn't it? And there are 1,000.000 people in Chicago, aren't there. Well, my in vention fills a long-felt want, and that's all there is about it." BRICKLAYER ODE KHAN. TO GHOOLY I've read so much of Ohooly Khan As I the papers dally scan For news, that fame of Sal-U-van Eclipsed will be by Per-sl-an Who never an Am-er-I-ean Could bring to time, like Kil-11-an Was broncht by John, whose flst did fan His race and ribs, while blood It ran Beneath tbe sun, who fierce did tan Their hides. KowlflnTe-he-ran There lives an able royal Khan Who thinks he Is as good a man As John, why he can trr the plan Within tbe ring and there be can Resent the 'front this pinched and wan Faced dirty, rude bar-bar-1-an Bays be has had, as to his clan. He goes ont of the frying pan To fire of wit, wben he began His trunks to pack for land of Ban Berlt lore, where, 'cross the watery span He has to go In ship that bran New, bears the smell ot Ohooly Khan Unto his home In Te-he-ran. A. Mobtox. PTTTSBCBO, Julys. DEATHS OP A DAT. Morris King Grahara. Morris King Graham died yesterday after a sick cess of bat a few days. He was tbe oldest son of the County Recorder. He went to Ohio to spend a Bart of his vacation with relatives, and while lere was taken with typhoid fever of the most malignant rorm. He came home on Friday. He was a pupil in the Allegnenr.Klgh School, was ac tive among the young workers at the First Chris tian Churth, Allegheny, and had a large acquaint ance in Doia ciue. GOSSIP OP A GREAT CITY. Thought He Was John L. Sullivan. MI TOBX BUSXAU sriCIALS. New Yobk, July 9. In almost every police court this morning there were prisoners who would not have been there if Sullivan had not whipped Kilraln. John Fitzpatrick got so in toxicated over the result of the fight that he imagined himself the victor, and went on a hunt through West Nineteenth street looking for Kilraimtes to whip. He struck several citizens that he happened to pass. Finally be tackled John Druinm. Fitzpatrick knocked Drumm down and kicked him about the bead. His face presented a fcarfnl sight this morn ing. When a young man in tho neighborhood washed the Mood from Drumm's head Fitzpat rick struck him for so doing. While yet in tbe flush of victory Fitzpatrick tried to knock out Policeman Boyle. The officer was too much for him. John Hurley told Justice Duffy be got drunk because he lost money on Kilraln. He was discharged. Henry Kohn said he got drunk because be won flOO on Sullivan. He was fined 10. John Fitzpatrick paid S5 fine be-cause-he celebrated Sullivan's victory by firing off a revolver in tho street Several other men who shouted too loudly for Sullivan or got drunk In honor of Sullivan were fined small amounts. Three More to Try Electrlcnl Deaths. John Lewis, James Nolan and Patrick Pack enham, convicted murderers, were to-day sen tenced in the Court of General Sessions to be hanged on next August 23. Lewis, a young colored man, who shot down his sweetheart, Ann Jackson, before her house one year ago, listened unmoved to his sentence. Nolan, who killed his sweetheart Emma Buck, last Novem ber, turned white even to bis lips as the Jndge condemned him. Packenbam, who is over 60 years old, was so frightened that he could hardly stand, and groaned heavily wben the Jndge named the date for his death. Packen ham's crime was tbe cutting of his wife's throat with a razor because she refused to give him 10 cents for whisky. Electricity as an Executioner. Harold P. Brown, an electrical engineer, con tinued his testimony to-day in the case of William Kemmler, the murderer condemned to be killed by electricity. He was examined by Bonrke Cockran, who is trying to prove that execution by electricity is unconstitutional. Mr. Brown showed a list of 91 persons who had been killed accidentally by electricity, and said tbat in every case, within his knowledge and experience, a full current of full pressure bad been followed by instant death. He told how be had slaughtered by electricity CO dogs, 10 calves, 2 horses and a foxhound. He described tbe almost Instantaneous death of a 1,300 pound horse under a current of the force ot 700 volts. In conclusion, Mr. Brown said he was sure that the electrical apparatus pro vided by tbe State for the execution of crim inals would kill without delay or pain. Mnst Hnve Tired of His Bargain. Bernard Cohen, a prosperous young clothier, engaged himself to Cecilia Rlskinoff six months ago. He gave her an engagement ring and a gold watch. To-day was the day set for tbe wedding. Two weeks ago young Cohen took his fiance's ring for the ostensible purpose of having "Cecilia" engraved upon it Two days later he sent that gold watch he bad given her to a jeweler's to be cleaned. From tbat time till this morning she saw neither Cohen, the ring nor the watch. Miss Rlskinoff had Cohen up in court to-dav, to answer the charge of larceny. He was held for further examina tion. She will also sue him for bieachof promise. Some Interesting- Items of Cost. Tbe full and official report of Stuyresant Fish, Chairman of tbe Centennial Sub-Committee on Entertainment has jnst been com pleted. Some ot its smaller Items are Interest ing. One of Mr. Fish's first disbursements was 115 to repurchase ball ticket No. 25, which bore the name of Ward McAllister. L. G. Dodworth received $200 for teaching tho leaders of the famous opening quadrille bow to dance it The bouquets for the ladies who danced this quad rille cost f 197. Hartwell P. Heath caused the committee 30 expense by paying for three ball tickets with a bad check. The expenses of the Presidental party were 999. A SUMMER WEDDING. Tbe Dlarrlago of Edward 8. Giles and Miss Rase Dnnlevy. Edward S. Giles, business manager of the Catholic, and Miss Rose A. Dunlevy were mar ried in St Paul's Cathedral at 5.30 o'clock yes terday afternoon. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. Jeremiah Dunlevy, of Walker & Dunlevy Bros. The ibrldemalds were Miss Alary McCullougb, her cousin, and Miss Mary Dnnlevy, her sister. The ushers were Frank Pollock. Cbarles McNally, Frank Neeb and Freeman Brady. Joseph McCombs and Paul Dunlevy were the best men. The bride Was dressed in heavy silk, finished in an elaborate train, a veil of extreme length, and, mingling in the folds of the veil, an orange blossom wreath. The bridemaids wore surah, made very simple, and carried pink roses. Rev. Fathers Wall, Healv and Murphy officiated. For the nuptials 200 invitations had been issued, but at the festivities at the house only the immediate relatives of the Dunlevy and Giles families were present TKI-STATE TRIFLES. The Chinese of Philadelphia, though civil ized in other respects, don't seem to grasp base ball. A picnic party that went out from Lima, O., to enjoy an afternoon in tbe woods, had a parlor organ In the wagon to dance oy. Philadelphia has an old lady who keeps a fruit stand on Market street who utilizes a batch of old Board ot Health circulars to wrap peaches in. A Philadelphia barber has grown rich Jfyab: Jiisba abstaining from mentioning his hair tonic to bald-topped patrons. A KEirsEf GTOir, Fa., dentist propped a pa tient's mouth open to fill a tooth, and then, to divert bis mind, told a joke from one of the funny papers so vividly that the patient gave a snort of laughter that blew bis filling clear out ot the window. A flock of goats was browsing along in North Dallas, wben they suddenly scattered in commotion. An old goat which had been hi the rear at onco went to the frcnt and struck tho ground in an odd way with his fore feet at the same time shaking bis head. Then he backed off and made a long running jump, alighting with his legs bunched, and immedi ately on hitting the ground made a second jump far out to one side. A gentleman, led by curiosity, approached the scene, and found a big rattlesnake cut nearly in two. Several boys recently stole 7 from the sav ings bank of Elmer, son of Dr. Hersch. of East Greenville, near Doylestown, Pa., and spent it all for ice cream and cakes, to which Elmer was treated freely, unconscious that the money was his own. Justice GiFrnr, of Canonsburg, Pa., while working in his cornfield the other day hung bis vest to a fence stake. An hour later he found it had been chewed into ribbons by a calf, which had consumed a pocketbook left in it Mn. George Hippey, ot Columbia, Pa is doctoring a large blister on his side, having been struck with a ball from a Roman candle, which burned Its way through his clothing to the flesh. As the steamer Wllkesbarre was nearing Plymouth, Pa., a couple of days ago. one of the crew engaged in a friendly spar with William Hefferman. They chanced to be near an open guard rail, through which Hefferman fell into tbe river. The paddle-wheel knocked him un der, ye t he was rescued, his only damages being a scratch on the nose from the paddle, which likewise knocked the heel off one of his boots. A little girl in Piedmont, W. Va-, who was given a drink of fizzing midiral water the other day, took a alp of It and then exclaimed: "It taste like your foot's asleep!" A cdriocs walking match took place at Portsmouth, O., tbe other morning between a merchant, formerly of Cincinnati, and a clerk. It was to decide which would wed a fair young lady,-to whom both gentlemen had been paying attentioiu.-Tneywalked-fivo' miles, the mer chant winning by 50 feet CURIOUS C0KDENSATMS. It will require 60,000 cars to haul off the Kansas wheat Topeka is going to try vitrified brick on one of its streets. Eighty highway robbers were executed at Pekin on April 2C Woolen mills at Bennington.Vt, which cost IS00.000, were sold last week for 68,000. A petrified tree was recently unearthed at Farmlngton, N. J., 16 feet below the sur face. Tbe great sheep-raiser, Mr. Mitchell, of Elko, Nev., will have a wool-clip of 50,000 pounds this season. Prof. E. M. Shelton, of the Kansas Ag ricultural College, has produced a variety of wheat which yields 47 bushels to the acre, When the spire at the First Baptiit Church, at Waldeboro, Me., was taken down, a few days ago, a chew of sprnce gum. covered by a copper cent, was found stuck to the top of the vane. The huge cantalever bridge over tho Frith of Forth has been completed, all but the bridging of the 350-foot gap between tbe sec tions. Tbe connectln g gird er will be 50 feet In depth, and will weigh 00 tons. J. M. Ball, of. Pierce county, Georgia, killed a rattlesnake near his wood rack the other evening. Mr. Ball shot it four times with his Winchester, and wben killed it was found that it had just swallowed two large rabbits. The end-gate of a wagon came out at Leavenworth tbe other day, spilling 400 beer bottles on the ground, and then, when the crowd which rushed to pick them up found that they were empty. It looked for a moment as if they would lynch the driver. A short while since a negro woman near Centerville. Wilkes county, Ga-, named Har riet Evans, having her young baby in her lap at cbnrch, got to shouting and pounding her child. She beat It so severely that several of Its ribs were broken and the child died in a few days from the Injuries. Brooklyn at present is becoming over crowded with young dentists who are trying each one to beat tbe other in building up im mense practices. A few years ago tbe Brook lynlte bad to pay SI to bave a tooth extracted, but now the rates bave been so cut, owing to tbe spring graduations of tho dental colleges, that the price has been changed to 15 cents a tooth, or two for 25 cents. The occupants of a street car in Louis ville had an unpleasant experience the other afternoon about 2 o'clock, when they encoun tered a swarm of bees. The insects first lit on the mules, which evinced their displeasure by kicking and attempting to run away with the car. Five or six people were in the car at the time, and they soon vacated it Some person threw some dust into a tree and the bees set tled there. They were finally hired. A few days ago an ambitious Maine rooster undertook to lunch on some bees, and called the hens to take part The bees gath ered round and one stung him on the wattles. He jumped In the air and vigorously attacked the hive. Tbe whole swarm descended upon him in an instant and the proud fowl was soon streaking around the corner with an angry crowd of bees In f nil chase. He won't under take to gobble up those files again. Frogs covered the streets in the neigh borhood of Twenty-first and Bank streets in Louisville the other morning during the hard rain. They came down with the rain, and an area of about four squares was strewn with them. The frog shower lasted about half an hour, and. as some of the superstitions people were unable to account for the presenco of tbe reptiles, for a time considerable alarm pre vailed in that locality. A creat many of Louis ville's hard drinkers thought they "had" 'em. sure. Much scientifio interest, if not commer cial value, attaches to the recent production of chemical sugar in the laboratory of the University of Wurzburg. Glycerine was used as the starting point in the experiments. After decomposition and treatment with various re agents, a colorless syrup was obtained, which, unlike saccharins, appears to be a gunulne sugar, acting in every respect like ordinary natural sugar, except in being incapable of ro tating a beam of polarized light The discov erers, Fischer and Tafel, are now continuing their experiments with a view to giving tbe lacking optical activity to the new product, which they have named acrose. A steamer which arrived at Colombo recently from Bombay, via coast ports, reports tbat at Cannanore, where she lay two miles from the shore, a large swarm of bees, number ing some tens of thousands, settled on her fore yard, forming a cluster about three feet long by 18 inches In depth. It was considered inadvisa ble to attempt to dislodge them before the ar rival of the vessel at Colombo, as at each of the coast ports she lay some miles from the shore. But several nights after the third officer, en veloped in a blanket and armed with a hose, climbed the mast and gare tbe dangerous vis itors a dose of salt water. The Infuriated bees flew about the ship all night in search of their disturber, but not finding him in the morning concluded to quit They were last see making a bee-line for the northern suburb ot Colombo. A blacksnake in an up-country town in Queensland was owned by a doctor, who kept it chiefly In order tbat it might eat the flies which infested his establishment flies being according to tnis veracious authority the favorite food of this species of serpent Un fortunately in cold weatLer. when flies ran short, his snakeshlp was wont to invade the henhouse, and eat the eggs a bad habit which eventually led to his ruin. One day he exhib ited symptoms of indigestion. His master treated him, but without avail; and after a fortnight's terrible agony the poor reptile suc cumbed. Then the truth came out In one of his forays upon the fowl yard the misguided creatnre had swallowed the glazed china egg by which the hens were decoyed Into perform ing their maternal duties. Two negroes, named Gabe and Frank, were draining a barrel that had contained spirituous liquor, at Brunswick, Ga., the other day. As the last drop came out Gabe's curi osity got the better if him, and he con laded to see if dregs had not formed in tbe bang hole and stopped the whisky Irom flowing. The barrel was sitting on top of another, and while Gabe lit a match Frank held the cup containing about half a pint 'of tbe fluid. Aa Gabe stuck the matcn to tbe bung-bole a terrific explosion occurred, which blewout tbe head of the barrel, and sent all tumbling down upon Frank, prostrating him to the floor. As he fell he gave one whoop that startled the) neighborhood, but strange to say, when the crowd gathered It was noticed that he held on to the whisky with an air of grim determina tion. Gabe. in the meantime, managed to hide himself behind a pile of boxes, and emerged later more scared tban hurt It is needless to say that be will not attempt to examine an empty whisky barrel with a lighted match again. FUNKY MEN'S FANCIES. There is nothing like being all broken up to make a man see tbe necessity of mending his wsys. Burlington Frit Frets. "Well," said Wright Field, as he took his overcoat to tbe pawnbroker, "here goes for three balls and a batl" Xale Becord. Jones Going home on your vacation this year. Smith! Smith, affectionately Guess so, Jones. It's tbe only place I can go where I don't have to pay quadruple rates. Philadelphia Jnpiirtr. f "I wish the night would hurrr up scwe can send off our fireworks, said Johnny. Welt let's go out doors and play," said Willie. 'That always makes the dark come quick enough.' Chicago Tribune. The Two Babies Mrs. Fangle Baby McKee Is a grandchild of the President, I believer Mr. Jfangle Tes. "I thought so. Now what relation to the Pres ident is Baby Anson?" Sew Xort Sun. Wibble I wonder why ministers always wear long-tailed coatsr Wabble If you were a country minister with a S300 salary and a large family yoa wouldn't ask such a fool question as that. Terrs Haute . prtei. , He What made you start so? She I didn't hear you coming. Twas wrapped In thongbt He-Well, that ought to make a pretty comfort, able costume these hot days. Xerrt Haute Kp prest. Knew What He Wanted "Is there any thing I can do for you?" asked Airs. Cumso, ten derly, when her husband was suffering from sea-, sickness. "What do you want?" ' I want the earth," gasped Cumso, as he again leaned over the rail. i'eu Xort Sua. -f - First Citixen Why don't you get'Dr. Brownstono for your son? Be must be a good physician, for he has a large practice among the four Hundred. Beeond Citizen O, he wouldn't do at aU. want a brain specialist Au Xork Weekly. "The atmosphere of this car is oppressive, Maria," complained Mr. Blllus. ''I'll Justgo out on tbe platform and get some fresh air." And he went out met an old acquaintance, and they adjourned to the smoktng car, where Mr. Blllus spent the next two hours in an atmosphere of thick tobacco smoke and- Buislan emigrants. vmcaao xnsunc. .'. k --; itS ttu. .J. . ; S5