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It is rather interesting to learn that tha salt combination announces that "while the "subscriptions have been very numerous and, in the aggregate, large, the trustees feel that they are not justified in proceeding to an al lotment of shares without further confer ence with subscribers and vendors." This means that the American public has got its fill of alleged "trust" shares, at three or four times the actual cost. So long as the investors had reason to believe that they could get a share of the profits of illegal monopolies, they were ready enough to gobble up everthing that the trusts could feed out to them. But this readiness stimu lated the production of trust shares which were based on no actual monopoly, and only observed the rule of putting out three or four dollars in paper ior one of actual value. The announcement also indicates that the English buyers of trust securities have very nearly reached the limit of their credulity. Otherwise the salt company could very easily transfer its unsubscribed shares in this country to England. That was its an nouncement at the start; and the sudden change of its intentions warrants the belief that its project has fallen fiat The salt combination had more legitimate features than some other trusts that hav been suc cessfully floated; but unfortunately for its promoters it got into the field after the pub lic began to get some insight into the game. This warrants the hope that the investing public is beginning to perceive the rule that sound investments can only be secured by restricting them to corporations which rest upon a legitimate and unwatered basis. XTJBDEB AND THE SEWERS. The theory of a concurrence, if not an epidemic, iu crimes, as well as in casualties, receives another support in the discovery of the body of a citizen ot Cincinnati iu a sewer, after he had been murdered. The way in which this form of concealing murder follows upon its pattern in Chicago is much easier to explain than the rapid succession of a series of railroad accidents or boiler explosions. The Cincinnati murderer had read of the means of concealing a murder used in the Cronin case; and when he found .himself with the body of amurdered manon his hands, that method of hiding the crime was the first thing that entered his mind. The body was promptly discovered, how ever; and it is to be hoped that the detection and punishment ol the murderer will be equally prompt AN IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT. The rivalry of the twin cities of the Northwest has broken out again in aggra vated form over the showing of population made by their respective directories. A short time ago the directory ot St. Paul was pub lished, upon which u claim of 193,000 popu lation was made, and its result was only to create a national wonder that the directory man permitted a little matter of 7,000 popu lation to stand between St- Paul and the claim of an even 200,000. Bnt this showing put "Minneapolis on its mettle. The di rectory men of the latter city hustled for a week and brought out a'directory containing 6,000 names more than St Paul, on which Mr. Blethen, of the Minneapolis Trt'&une. issues a manifesto to the whole country, claiming a population for Minneapolis of 235,000. This wins the second round for Minne apolis, and puts the onus on St. Paul of demonstrating what it will uo to win the third round. It would be too great a strain upon the printing presses of the Northwest ern city to issue a new directory every month in order to keep up with the growth, on paper, of its rival. A new enrollment of school children might be ordered to put St Paul in the lead; but unfortunately that method of showing growthof populationhas been worked to death by these two enterpris ingcities. Exactly what St Paul will do is a matter of conjecture, bnt it may be regarded ascertain that it will devise some means of producing statistical demonstration that it has again achieved the desired position of being a few thousand in population ahead of its rival. This will, of course, only stimulate Min neapolis to new efforts; and the irrepressible conflict will now go on until the remorseless census man comes in next year with his cold and unfeeling figures which cut down these enthusiastic claims' of population by about CO per cent EOrTOE SHOULD COUNT. Speaking of the attempts to get Judge Cooley to resign bis position as Chairman of the Inter-State Commerce Commission in order to take a salary ol $25,000 a year as Chairman of theTrunk Line Association, the Philadelphia Inquirer says that "the Gov ernment cannot expect to keep first-class talent unless she is willing to pay first-class prices." As the salary of the Inter-State Commerce Commissioners is $7,500 per annum, that pecuniary, recompense, to gether with the credit ot serving the public interest, ought to present some offset against the fortunes which can be madeby abandon- lng public interests for the advancement of corporate projects. While Judge Cooley has not been as incisive in the enforcement of the law as we conld have wished, we will hazard the prediction that he will not be drawn away from the public service by the inducement of some thousands of dollars a year in increased income. In other words, we think Jndge Cooley regards honor as more valuable than money. PEINCES AND PAUPERS. The marriage of Princess Louise, of En gland, daughter of the Prince of "Wales, to the Dute of Fife, passed oft" in great style yesterday, but the debates in Parliament over the money grants Irom the people will set people thinking anew of the expense oi royalty. It is not mere royalty, either, but the cost of the whole contingent of titled aristocracy which is suggested. Of course the Socialists will rejoice in the text There are aggressive apostles of socialism who will contrast the greater needs of the wretched poor of London the nearly a million who live in almost squalor, and in whom body and soul are kept together lrom day to day by but uncertain threads with the luxu rious superfluities ot the royal family, for which the public moneys are so liberally voted. It does seem a provoking waste in the face of dire destitution, though nobody need be told that mere charity, however abundant, can do little or nothing for the permanent relief of the London poor, or any other poor. But that poverty is in creased, and the ranks of the poor and help less continually swelled by the vast sums of money levied in monarchical countries for the maintenance of royalty and legalized aristocracy, is beyond dispute. That draft and the kindred drafts in European coun tries ior immense armies and navies tell with grinding force on the producing classes. On them ultimately falls the bur den, no matter how Indirect the channels through which it reaches them. But the arguments of Bradlaugh and the sharp sayings of Labouchere, as well as the hoarser growl of socialism, are sure to be drowned in the fashionable flutter of the nuptials. Pomp and parade carry the day. Institutions as tbey are and vested interests have the more vociferous organs of expres sion. Even Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Morley and others of the leading Liberals either feel constrained to vote with the Tories for the royal grants or else are chary and limited in their dissent. THE CHTJECH CLOTHING TRADE. A new idea of the combination of religion and business is credited to Postmaster Gen eral Wanamaker. The story, as told by current report, is that a church in New Haven whose financial balance sheet was far from satisfactory to its pastor, applied to Mr. Wanamaker for a suggestion as to the methods which might restore the church to solvency. The merchant statesman offered to stock a clothing store in New Haven for the benefit of the church, the pastors and officers of the church to have charge of it, and by the sale of clothing to the members of the congregation, as well as to the public at large, the debt of the church could be lilted, and a permanent revenue provided for any future contingency. The idea of combining the management of the church with the retail clothing business is an extremely novel one, but is not wholly devoid of recommendations. It certainlv indicates an idea that church organizations should be utilized for practical purposes. Assuredly if a church is able to furnish the public with good and cheap clothing, it will convince the people at large that it is doing some good, and may, in that way, pave the way for the moral reform of those who may be clothed. But the plan is open to the ob jection that to carry on the clothing trade in connection with the church business, ac cording to the principles of Christianity, the poorshould haveclothing withoutmoney and without price. "When the establish ment is run for the profit there is in it, it would put the church fh the difficult posi tion of making a more than usually obvions attempt to combine the service of God and Mammon. In addition to that, the practical objec tion presents itself that when 'the idea of putting the clothing business in the hands of religious denominations is adopted, the Protestant sects would find themselves brought into direct competition with a much' older denomination, which, by hereditary training in the ins and outs of the retail clothing business, would be likely to make that trade a very unsatisfactory one for the younger and less thoroughly instructed sects. Possibly the day will come when dry goods and theological doctrines will be dis pensed from the same' counter, and religion and profit will be carried on under the same roof. At present, it must be said that Mr. "Wanamaker's idea is far in advance of the times. MANIFESTATIONS OF SPIEITS. It is with surprise, not wholly unmixed with regret, that we observe an entire fail ure on the part of the advocates of spiritism to call attention to the fact of two recent and notorious cases of the reappearance upon earth of people who were dead. Either the cases referred to establish beyond cavil the fact that those who have departed this life can reappear upon earth, or else somebody has been indulging in egregious and un necessary lying. The first case was that of Dr. Cronin. After the murdered man was. missed from Chicago witnesses credible enough to be ac cented as authority by the great newspapers testified to having seen him in Canada, and to having held several conversations with him with regard to his leaving Chicago and the probability of his return. Subsequent evidence demonstrated that Dr. Cronin was dead at the time of this interview, and of course it fohows that the witness must have conversed with his spirit The other case was that of Hogan, the aeronaut, who went up in the airship the other day, and is un doubtedly dead. Since his departure he has been seen on the same day at Manhat tan Beach, at Par Bockaway and at Jack son, Mich. It is obviously impossible, for him to have appeared in these three places on the same day, and in addition, evidences of his loss have been picked up far out at sea. The explanation is easy, in view ot the theory just suggested. Hogan's spirit has appeared at these three places, and thus demonstrated the superior facilities which the spirit world has for traveling from one point to another in a limited space of time. Either these facts must be conclusive as evidences of the truth of spiritualism, or we must conclude that some members of the reportorial profession have been indulging in lying of the most wanton- and threadbare character. The latter supposition being ob viously impossible, we are forefcd to turn to the theory of disembodied spirits as the only adeqnate one. The manner in which the Berlin papers turn up their noses at the idea of American capitalists loaning the money tor ft Bulgar ian railroad, indicates the strength of the German idea that this peculiar loan plum on which the Berlin bankers fondly imagined that they had a first mortgage. A Nashville man has brought a libel sult'against the Nashville American Tor $35, 000 damages. A statement of the case reveals the fact that the newspaper had been prepar ing jokes at the expense of the plaintiff whose sense of humor was not sufficient to enable him to see the point of the jokes. The statement does not make it quite, clear as to whether it is the most severe upon the news paper or the citizen. Some men are so ob tuse that they cannot appreciate good jokes at their own expense, and some newspaper jokes are of the kind for which a libel suit is the only proper retort At present, how ever, the joke is upon the newspaper. Me. Thomas C. Plait's declaration that he did not go to Alaska to see about that seal contract, lends considerable color to the report that Mr. Piatt's affection lor that Territory was created by learning from the natives that there are no Mugwumps or civil service reformers there. The report'that President Carnot visited the American department oi the Paris Ex position, and expressed himself as much pleased with it, indicates that the fortunate discovery has been made of one person who is pleased with that exhibit. It may have been an extraordinary stretch of the. pro verbial French politeness which evoked that declaration, or it may have been that President Carnot was pleased at observing how much superior the Freneh.dlsplay was to that which, by the neglect of the United States, has been suffered to appear at Paris as representative of our great country. Allegheny's obvious method of obtain ing a pure water supply is to go up the river where it is pure. This may not secure as good water as could be got from Sandy Lake or Chautauqua; but it will make a vast improvement on diluted sewage. The inventor of anew electric railroad claims that it can run trains with certainty and safety at the rate of 200 miles an hour. That rate of speed would be likely to be very popular with boodle statesmen and levanting bank cashiers who are anxious to cross the Canadian line in the shortest given space of time. It will also be very useful to inhabitants oi Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and other towns, which will thus be brought within about an honr's distance of Pittsburg. Eoswell G. Hore and Colonel Emmett Clark have declined Consular appointments; but there are still 5,000 Republican politi cians who are willing to leave the country for their own good. The proposition to remove the inscription of Supervising Architect Bell's name from the walls of the new postoffiee, as the name of the man who did not bnild the building, will be opposed by Pittsburg. "We can use it in our own museum of curiosities by plac ing it beside the tablet on the stairway of City Hall, which informs us that Colonel Bouquet built that edifice; while the blockhonse which Colonel Bouquet did bnild is left without an inscription. 4 The information that Devoe hit Friday night's storm will be held by the admirers of that weather prophet to condone the two score or more predictions which have gone awry this year. Ii the arrest of the two men concerned in the lynching of James Averill and Steve Maxwell on Monday night, the "Wyoming authorities show that they are disposed to maintain the supremacy of civilized law. But the demonstration would have been a little more convincing and effective if ihe authorities had arrested the outlaws who were lynched, and thus removed the provo cation for their lynching. The Indians of the "Western reservation seem to be almost as firmly determined not to sell their lands as the average Pittsburg real estate owner. The Postoffiee Department has discov ered that it has got to pay wages to carriers for overtime under the eight-hour law, and consequently revokes its recent increase in carrier service. This may be regarded as a convincing argument against the eight-honr law, but a plain response is that if Congress wishes the carrier service increased Congress must appropriate ihe money for it The discovery of the body of a citizen of Cincinnati in a sewer, indicated an entirely uncalled for emulation of Chicago's bad record. The intelligence from Hnyti that Hippolyte was trapped in his recent at tack on Port-au-Prince, coming upon the heels of the recent report that Legitime was dying in the last ditch, indicates that the Haytian contestants are still engaged in winning their victories by means of the press reports. PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE. Prop. Todd, of Amherst College, is to lead the Government expedition to Southwestern Africa to observe the total eclipse of the sun on December 22. Prof. Geoepe E. McElroy has accepted the Presidency of Adrian College, vice Prof. J. F. McGullock, who takes a similar position In the Clark University. It Is rumored that Channcey M. Depew has invited Gladstone to visit this country and to make a trip to Alaska and that there is some prospect of his acceptance. The senior European iournalist is Sir Ed ward Baines, of Leeds. He is over 00 years of age, and be represented his father's paper at the Peterloo massacre in 1819. and is probably the only survivor of that tragedy. "William C. Elam, of Louisa county, Va., has been appointed Chief of the Division of Railroads in tho General Land Office. It is said that he has figured as principal in more than one duel, though he looks more like a preacher than a fighter. Nirrmn: Bishop Vincent nor Mr. Miller, who founded the summer school at Chautauqua, 16 years ago and who are there leading it is a college man, singular as the fact may seem. Mr. Miller's daughter is the wife of Thomas A. Edison, the electrician. Doirw and Honry Fonda are twins living in Fonda, N. Y". They are, in all probability, the oldest twins in the country. They reached the ago of fourscore last Sunday. Fonda took its mine lrom an ancestor of these venerable broth ers. The Fonda twins own adjoining farms. Richard Heuet Stoddard, the poet is extremely democratic in his tastes and habits. A friend recently found him between noon and 1 o'clock j. M. sitting in the elevator eating a dish of Irish stew with thj elevator man. Stod dard took the attendant to bis home one day and Introduced him as "the man with whom I sometimes dine." Right Rev. asiadetjs A. Rkinke, senior bishop of the Moravian Chnrchln the Amer ican Province, who was stricken with paralysis at Herrnhut, in Germany, where he was in at tendance at the United Synod of all the Mora vian provinces, is reported as sinking rapidly. The venerable prelate is lying at the bouse of Bishop Riuhardt of the Get-mad Province. Hooalrrs Seeing Snakes. SsmrouB, Ind., -inly 27. Some men engaged in thrashing wheat in this, county killed a "btacksnake that measured 110 inches in length. This is the largest reptile of the kind overseen THE TOPIClL TALKEB. Devoe' Weather Hit Masterful Kate Selling- Type to Waltz Time A Bad Break Xelly nil's Book Kitchen Phil, osophr and Other Trifles. It was a very heavy storm that swept the Ohio Valley with a deluge of rain in the small hours of yesterday morning. Most people were In bed and asleep or there would have Deen more talk about it yesterday. In the country the condition of the roads told the story of one of the most violent storms even this year of weather wonders has vouchsafed to us. A week ago the weather prophet of New Jersey, Mr. Devoe, wrote as follows: On the 18th of Jnly violent storms will sweep the Ohio Valley and come eastward through this section. Score one for Devoe. At the same time he also said: The second tornado will visit "West Virginia on theism of this month. West Virginians should keep a sharp lookout to-day, and if the breeze blows more than a capful they had better tie themselves down. But the prophecy will not excuse anybody for staying away from church. It Is to be regretted that Mr. A. J. 'Shed den is not to be connected with tha Bijou The ater nexteason. He thought when be left Pittsburg for a holiday excursion on the north east coast that he would he at his old post at the theater in September. Mr. Gulick, how ever, has decided to manage the house single handed. The public at large will regret Mr. Sbedden's retirement and no one more than the newspaper men. It Is not at all likely that Mr. Shedden will be long without a place in the theatrical circle here. HER LORDSHIP CATHERINE. "When young Adolphus married Kate She of the ebon, flashing eye He found, but when It was too late, That 'twas no earthly use to try In any way to master Kate. "He's bitten off," the neighbors cry, "Far more than he can masticate. " "I never stuck type so fast or so easily as I did in a Detroit newspaper office ones," said a printer to me yesterday. "The composing room of the paper I speak of i was next to a ma chine shop. Only a thin partition divided the cases from the machinery. It was the noisiest lot of wheels and cranks and belts I ever came across. Yon could hardly hear the foreman swear for the racket, and the galley boy's voice was almost gone from Ducking up against the thump of the pistons. "When I first struck the office I was demor alized by the noise, hut after a few hours at the case I found that I was sticking type in time with the machinery. The old engine seemed to be swinging alone in the waltz time, and I found it helped me to keep step with it Stuck 15,000 a night for two weeks. Then the boiler of the engine went up through the roof, and when they bad the machinery going again it waltzed no longer. Instead it jumped from polka to gallop, and often lapsed Into a jig. I couldn't stand that, and quit" A SAD BREAK. An apple held she In her hand The yellow fruit of late Jnly . She dimpled, tempting-eyed and tanned, Her meek adorer I. Bhe broke the apple clean In two And wth a very sllv'ry langh Slid: "Ilere't a Juicy hair for you; I'll take the other half." But then she took my heart from me And broke it thievish little elf "With never e'en a kiss for me, j ust Kept it ail nerseu. V OUB esteemed cotemporary, Nelly Ely, has written a novel or a novelette, I am not sure which, entitled 'The mystery of Central Part It is sure to be a success, for Kelly's popularity in New York alcne is really im mense, and it will be Interesting to ber friends as her first attempt at fiction in book form. When I last heard of her. Nelly Bly was liv ing very close to Central Park,on the west side, and it is not to be wondered at that she has chosen the great publio garden of the metropo lis for the scene of ber mystery. And there have been some very remarkable mysteries in Central Park in fact. t srrcHEir philosophy. Many a steak is labeled tough ' Because of a blunted knife. And many a fool calls fortune rough When he looks at a wasted life. It's a mistake to suppose that Mr. Russell Harrison is globe-trotting for pleasure alone. Nor is he out for personal glory and advertise ment as onr friends the Democrats would have us believe. Some months ago the Messrs. Arkell decided that it would be a good thing to get the very latest ideas abont illustration from the Eu ropean houses to be used in the improvement of Frank Leslie's Magazine. Neither of the younger Arkells could or would go across the pond, so they fell back upon Mr. Russell Har rison. The plan of a European tour was briefly laid before the President's son by telegraph, and he accepted the mission. He has done more than was originally intended, probably, but all be has done, even including the visit to Queen Victoria, has been in the interest of the weekly paper of which he is part owner. Everybody will know what Mr. Russell Har bison has accomplished when he returns. A sat or two ago I saw a sample of the new Co!t's revolver with which the sailors of the United States navy will be armed as soon as possible. It is a beautiful weapon with several new features seemingly most desirable. An entirely new departure is made in the cbamber of the weapon. By pulling back a very easily-moved catch the chamber can be thrown over to the left and after being emptied or filled, can be thrown back into place by a movement of the wrist merely. The whole operation requires no tugging at refractory springs, and makes the throwing out of used cartridges and the loading much easier than I ever saw In a revolver before. The revolver has a long rifled barrel and an improved sight, which with the other novel featnres is pro tected by patent Hepburn Johns. MAKING IT L1TELY FOR SUNSET. Ho Describes in a Jerky Telegram the Real Large Time Tie la Bavins. Washington. July 27. The following dis patch was received here to-day from Represen tative Cox: TACOHA, WTO. T., Jnly 23. Have been to Olympla. Becelred by President Hoyl and the Constitutional Convention. Ad dressed convention and afterward the people. Had the kindest reception I ercr had. Governor Moore and ex-Uovernor bemple were at the meet lug. Speak here to-morrow (Saturday) and .Mon day at Seattle. Pngent waters and this people are wonderful, and vindicate admission to sister hood. Ueceptlon to-morrow here and Monday at Seattle: then ro to Portland. Ilia "new atari" are mounting serenely and so am I. I never had such a time. B. 8. COX. Wannmnker Coming to Pittsburg. Philadelphia Press.J A telegram from Washington to one of the Pittsburg dailies of Thursday is as follows: "It was stated to-day by an official of the Post office Department that the papers for the ap pointment ol James S. McKean as postmaster of Pittsburg would be made out this week." It is said that Postmaster General Wanamaker will visit Pittsburg and look over the ground before the appointment Is finally decided upon. Printers Meed Not e Examined. Washington, July 27. President Harrison has approved the changes in the civil service regulations applied to the railroad mail service recommended by the Civil Service Commis sioners. These changes permit tho appoint ment without examination, of printers em ployes as such and of substitutes to take the place of regular appointees where not em ployed more than 30 days. The Bnld-Hrrided Man's Opportunity, From the Chicago Herald. 1 A man in New York has offered a prize of 1200 for the best essay on the mosquito. This, Is a good chance for a bald-beaded man with a literary turn. No one has better opportunities to acquire an Intimate knowledge of this vora cious and bloodthirsty intact than the man witb a hairless head. - St. Paul May, Have a. Hearing. From the Philadelphia Herald.! Minneapolis figures out for itself a popula tion greater by 10,000 tan that, of its rival ana neighbor: and bow that it is settled, let us hope that the "Epistle to the Romans" will no longer tapooea in xainaeapoiis ANOTHER NEW COMET. Prof. Brashear Says It Will Soon .be in Sight, nnd Locates It. To the Editor of The Dispatch: I have received from Harvard Observatory a telegraphic message statins that a bright comet was discovered by Davidson, of Queens land, on the 21st of July, and that it is coming northward at the rate of three degrees per day. As it was discovered 32 degrees south of the equator it should soon ba visible in 'the north ern hemisphere. Indeed, if there is to error In the telegram it shonld now be within our reach. Unfortunately, I cannot say how much value we may put to the word bright as the telegram does not qualify it but presuming it means bright enough to be'seen by the naked eye, I send yon a diagram of the position it may be seen according to data obtained from the telegram: Spies . . Comet . ' Looking southwest in the early even ing the well-known star Spica Vir giuis may be seen as a "lone star" of the sec ond magnitude. A little farther south and west four stars of lesser magnitude, forming a irapeziarn, may no seen pretty Close to Lne horizon. A little east of this group the comet should put in an appearance, bnt as it is rapid ly moving northward we should cet better and better views of it. If, however, it is what is called a bright telescopic comet it will not be a conspicuous object and maybe lost to the This 13 the fnird comet that has been dis covered within a month; the first by Swift, of Rochester, the second by Brooks, of Geneva, and this one by Davidson, of Queensland. This observer I do not know. It is certainly a good way to become known I. e., to have your name tacked on to a comet's tail. J. A. BRAS HEAR. Allegheny, July 27, ISSv. A CENTURY'S PROGRESS. How Pig Iron nnd Steel Have Increased and Become Cheap in 100 Years. From London Iron. Only a century ago charcoal iron was pro duced to the extent of about 30.000 tons yearly; 20 years later the product was bnt 53,000 tons. Even Great Britain in 1783 produced only 68.800 tons not so much as some fnrnaces in the United States now turn out yearly. The manu facture of steel was just beginning in the States: 20 years later only 917 tons were pro duced in the country. The coarsest pig Iron then cost about as much as steel rails do now. Last year the American production of pig iron was .19U,739 tons, and the highest price of best foundry pig was 21 a ton. The outnnt of steel rails was. In round numbers, 1,350,500 tons, and the best price $31 60. A single American rail way now buys more iron than both Great Britain and the United States made a century ago. There were neither railways then, iron bridges nor buildings; no pe troleum pipes, for. there was no petroleum; no fis pipes, for there was no gas lighting even in urone until later. Washington lived in an age of darkness; Instead of the electric light the people had candles costing about 2 cents apiece. In all the departments and applica tions of chemistry the century has simply created a new world. American pressed glass, which has completely revolutionized the sup ply of table and house ware, is an Invention of the last 60 years. Farming in Washington's day knew nothing of machinery; even the first iron plow patented In 17S7, was a failure, for New Jerusalem farmers thought it poisoned the soil. Mowers, reapers and harvesters began to be Invented about the same time, and even the ordinary implements were such as it would not now be thought possible to use. The steamboat was p actlcally unknown, and the railway entirely until 40 years later; the cost of transportation by wagon confined the area of possible production with front as to most crops, to the margin of navigable waters. In fact a new world has been created in this cen tury. TREES ON A COURT HOUSE. Seven of Them Growing From aTower 133 Feet From the Ground. Greinsbttbo, Ind.. July 27. Greensburg has long been noted for tie singular phenom enon of the trees growing on the Court House tower. The first tree made its appearance in 1864 a tiny green shoot on top ot the tower and was the cause of much wonder and inter est Its development was eagerly watched,and as its steady growth continued became known as the Lone Tree. As years passed the tree grew and assumed greater and more graceful proportions, and flourished in spite of its lofty position, exposed to the wind and storm. Other trees have since made their appearance on dif ferent sides of the tower, until there are now seven which, with their bright green foliage showing in pretty contrast against the dull, white stone, makes a charming picture, out lined against the blue sky. During the repairs on the Court House now in progress, a scailolding was built around the tower and the removal of the trees discussed. An examination was made, and the largest tree reported to be 6 inches in circumference and 5 feet 10 inches nigh. No damage was being done by them.and it was decided to allow them to remain, as the crevice in the stone roofing made by the roots of the trees show an opening of only i inches. The tower is 133 feet high, of solid masonry, and bow the trees find nourishment to sustain them is a matter of great wonder. Mr. Dana Reminded of a Story. From the New York Sun.l The Boston Herald solemnly consoles its shaking soul with the consideration that If cer tain things occur the baseball championship will go to Boston. This reminds one of the whimsical proposition of Josephus Miller: "If your aunt had been a man, she'd been your uncle." How to Gain Fopolar Applause From the Alta, California. Sullivan says be will never appear in the prize ring again. If he will repeat the promise, omitting "in the prize ring," he will receive ap plause that will hit harder than his rib roast ers on Kilrain. Not Afrnid of a Trust. From the New York World. 3 Samuel Trust, of Ripley county. Ind., Is seven feet high and just married. His wife is not one of the persons who are afraid of a big Trust An Original Ohio Idea. From the Atlanta Constitution. An Ohio iudge has decided that ice cream is not intoxicating. This is 1 queer view to take. K0TELT1ES IN JEWELRY. Two sprays of violets mounted on gold are pendants to a glove bnttoner recently brought out A haVdsome pendant for a queen chain is a small fan with alternate leaves of gold and pearl shell. Two small cat's-eyes set in the place of eyes in a miniature owl produce a rather startling effect as a brooch. A diamond chicken roosting on one leg in the center of a crescent of rubies and emeralds is a fashionable oddity. A shall thermometer mounted on an oxi dized silver model of the Eiffel tower is becom ing a fashionable ornament A silver paper knife, with a handle repre senting the leg and talons of an eagle, Is an attractive and artistic novelty. A THREAD of small diamonds inserted across the center of an ivy leaf of green enamel is a dainty piece of workmanship. Amono scarf pin novelties a variegated gold acorn resting on a background formed by two leaves Is one of the most recent rudder and tiller of gold, crossed in the center of a rope of the same metal, is an ap propriate pendant for the present season. Huckleberries'" of black enamel on a branab of gold leaves, intermingled witb dia mond! form an exceedingly tasteful brooch.. A rduR-LEA clover, having diamonds and rubles alternately in the center of each petal, is a lacevpln that deserves commendation. .tubs counterpart of the Washlng- ndlal medal, framed In a coll of gold um links, is worn as a fop pendant w of a red bird la enamel, the talons of wblcb (form ttssettog for a pearl, is a bandtosiei piece o .Jewelry) as yet but little' WeW- A STEANGE FAITH. Carious Lore Regarding Serpent Worship Probability That the Mouud.Bullders Held This Ancient Belief A Wonderful Earthwork of Unknown Antiquity In Oblo. , Decidedly one of the most remarkable works of art of the prehistoric inhabitants of this country exists in this county, about sixty miles in a northeasterly direction from Cincinnati, says a Hillsboro (O.) correspondent of the Cin cinnati Enquirer. The work is known as the Serpent Mound, and Is- regarded by scientific men as indicating that at some remote period the Mound-builders were serpent worshipers, a form of worship that in the early stages of religious slevelopment appears everywhere. The mound is located on the farm of Mr. .Lovett about 18 miles from this city. A drive through a beautiful valley bordered by high hills, surmounted by excellent timber, brought the correspondent to the object of bis search. The mound alone, with a 140-acre tract surrounding it, has recently been purchased with money subscribed by the ladles of Boston, and presented to the Trustees of thePeabody Musuem of American Archaeology and Ethnology, of which Prof. F. W. Putnam, of Harvard College, is a director. Tho under growth and timber have been entirely removed from the mound, and a wire lattice fence in closes the giant earth monster its entire length, while a cement walk tmables the visitor to make a complete circuit of this work Of perhaps pre-Adamite ape. Prof. Putnam, his wife and several ladies from the East, are spending the summer here, engaged in fishing, photographing and fossil collecting. A Remaiknblo Earthwork. The mouna takes its name from its shape. It is not a rough piece of work, but bears evi dence of distinct design and forethought The convolntions and sinuosities of the giant earth serpent are laid out witb accuracy and care. It is a work of art and is an earthem embank ment of serpent shape in symmetrical convolu tions and coils, the head extremity of which di vides in the form of open jaws to inclose an egg-sbapedmound symbolical of an egg, which is w by 120 feet in width and length. This egg shaped mound is hollow In the center or ex cavated, and incloses a stone mound. The ser pent mound itself measures along the dorsal column or curve from the bead to tbe tips of the tall 1,366 feet or more than a quarter of a mile, and in a straight line, leaving out the convolntions, 496 feet. The embankment at tbe thickest part of tbe body of tbe serpent is 80 feet in width and 16 feet high, forming a hem ispherical section. In height the embankment rises irom 4 to 10 feet gradually tapering to a sharp, small point at the tail. Oi Unknown Antiquity. A section across one or two points of the em bankment clearly shows its interior construc tion. It was laid with a rock foundation ot sand rock and ashes; the mound is built of clay, brought from a distance. On top of this lies from three to four inches of rich, black soil of the neighboring country, being the product of decaying vegetable matter since the mound was built The situation of the mound Is com manding and picturesque. It lies on a level plateau at the top of a cliff of solid rock ele vated 100 feet high, and which borders on Brush creek, a small stream flowing at its base on the south. On the other side tha country Is gradually rising, to a height from 600 to 800 feet Near the tail, of tbe serpent monnd Is a smaller one, supposed to have been symbolical of serpent eggs. Near one of the convolutions is tbe stump of a chest nut tree that is four feet in diameter, and, ac cording to forestry experts, cannot be less than UX years old. Long before this tree grew thete the mound was erected and formed part of a system of worship. Yet even this ancient chestnut stntnD would carrv the mound back to the days before Christopher Columbus discov ered America. No Other Like It. This serpent mound has its counterpart no where else iu Ameatca, There are two similar mounds in Asia and one has been discovered in Scotland. The mound Is to be reached by tbe a, W. fc B. road to Hillsboro and a drive of 18 miles, or by the Ohio and Northwestern Rail read to Peebles' station, and a drive of nine miles. Last week Dr. F. W. Langdon, Charles F. Lowe, of Madisonville, Prof. Dyer, Superin tendent of Schools, and Rev. Dr. Cox, rector of Holy Trinity P. E. Church at Madisonville, and Mr. Ed Lowe, all nnder the chaperonage of C. W. Lowe, an enthnslastic student of American archaeology and history, visited the mound. They went by the way of Fort Hill, In Highland county, which is three miles in circumference and comprises about 40 or 60 miles. The evidences of serpent worship having been at one time prevalent over a large, if not tbe entire, -portion of the Inhabitable globe have long been considered by scientists as arguing a common religious form of belief, if not a common origin. The serpent was tbe ?od of knowledge and taught men all the use nl arts. In Eden it was a tempter more dreaded on account of its persuasive eloquence. Blnuous and graceful, wise and tender as the symbol of jEsculaplus, it healed and blessed men, and by Its legitimate progeny, the dragon, it cured and annihilated them. Facta Abont Serpent Worship. As an emblem of eternity it encircles the Brahmin idea of the universe. At tbe root of Tggarasll, tbe world upheaving orb, in the Nqrse legends, it lies tbe enemy ot the gods whom he shall survive. Even Pwan-Kee, the Chinese Adam, was assisted by a dragon in his mighty work of chiseling a world out of the chaos in which be was born. The Persians were great serpent worshipers. The first prin ciples were Ormazd Abernlan, the good and evlLdelty whose contention for tbe universe was represented bv two serrtents nontAnrilntrfoi- V the mundane egg. They are standing upon tneir tans, ana eaca oi mem nas rasteneu UDon the object tn dispute witb his teeth. The great Chinese dragon so conspicuous in every public and private edifice was the symbolical serpent of ancient mythology. The Chinese god Fob! baa the form of a man which terminates in a tail of a snake, which is not only a proof nf the earlv exigence of serpent wor-htp in China, but also shows that tbe dragon and the snaks of Chinese mythology were cognate. Cartons Ancient Beliefs. Tbe Egyptians used tbe serpent in their re ligion as an emblem of divinity, a charm, an oracle and a god. Harpocrates, an ancient god, was symbolized by a serpent Cueph, who was tbe architect of tbe universe, was repre sented as a serpent with an egg in his mouth. The egg denoted mundane elements as proceed ing from him. There are traces of serpent worship among the Greeks. Minerva is some times represented with a drogan, and holdlnga staff, around which a serpent colls. In the Acropolis at Athens a lire serpent was kept who was considered the guardian of tbe place. The Incarnation of deity in a sernent was not an uncommon event in Grecian mythology. Olympias, Nicoletea and Aristndamia, the mothers of Alexander, Aristomenes and Aaratns by some god wbo had changed himself Into tbe form of a serpent Jupiter himself changed himself into a dragon to reduce Proserpine. Asiatic and American Superstitions. Every feature in tbe religion of the new world discovered by Cortez and Pizarro indi cate an origin common to the superstitions of Egypt and Asia. The same solar worship, the same pyramidal monuments, the same serpent worship. Tbe Temple of Vitzillpntzll was built of great stones in the fashion of snakes tied together, and the circuit was called the circuit of snakes. The Mexicans kept live ser pents as household gods in their private d ell ings. The Peruvians worshiped the goddess Isis and represented her with two serpents at her side. Prof. Putnam contemplates the erection of an observatory near , the monnd. from the top of which tbe once earthen monster, a relic of by-gone ages of peoples that we know not of of a religion and rites that have long since been buried in the debris of tbe past can be seen in all its convolntions and sinuosities. Too Pmnll for Two Whistlers. From the Byracuse Herald.! Artist Whistler is coming to America. Now that Mrs. Shaw is acknowledged to be the' greatest whistler in London, he thinks it Is time for htm to leave. ' A Good Definition. From the Troy Tlmes.l Flattery merely consists of having one's se cret opinion of one's self expressed in the lan guage of others. FIRST LUTE. Whom first we love, you know, we seldom wed. Time rules us all. And lire. Indeed, is not The thing we planned It out ere hope was dead, And then we women cannot choose our lot My Irttle boy begins to babble now Upon my knee bis earliest lnrant prayer; He bat hit father's eager eyet 1 know. And they say, too, bis mother's tunny hair. But when he sleeps and smiles upon my knee. And I can feel his light breath come and go, I think' of one Heaven help and pity me Wbo loved me, and whom X loved long ago, But blame nf women not If some appear Too cold at times and some, too gay and light Borne griefs gnaw deep; some woe are hard to bear.- " Wbo knows she-past -laad who can, Judge ns METROPOLITAN MATTERS. Had a Hard Time ot Ir, tNXW TORS BUREAU SriCIALS. 3 Nktt York; July 27. Ignatius Jorden, an ap parently green Irishman from New Jersey, saw the sights of the city last night At about mid night bo brought up tn the Bowery, where George Balfe, ex-convict and confidence man. Induced him to sit into a game of poker in a low lodging bonse. In an hour Jorden had all tbe money of Balfe and his pal. and tried to bid tbe swindled swindlers good-bye. Tbey de tained him by force, kicked him, puncbed bis bead, and eventually compelled blm, at the muzzle of a revolver, to give np bis winnings. As soon as he could break away he got a po liceman to arrest them. This morning tbey were held for assanlt and robbery Jorden is said to be a nephew of the Archbishop of Mayo, Ireland. Forming; a Florida Orange Trasr. Frnlt merchants interested in the Florida orange trade aro to meet in this city on next Thursday, to form an organization ostensibly to secure lower rates on freight quick trans portation and a concentration of shipments. The real object is the formation of a trust to control the Florida crop. It Is proposed to se cure a capitalization of 51.000,000, by admitting 100 leading firms into the pool, at $10,000 eJbh, and with this amount to build packing bouses in Florida and make arrangements for shipping the crop. Tbe business will be so conducted as to pay 6 per cent on the capital invested, and an additional 5 per cent of the gross sales, to reimburse Investors for their risk. A Sure Care for Insomnia. Miss Annie Bolacker, tbe handsome daughter of a wealthy Cuban family here accidentally poisoned herself with an overdose of laudanum last night Since the departure of her family to Europe last spring Miss Bolacker. had led the life of a recluse. She remained in her room day after day reading novels. Lack of exercise caused insomnia. To Induce sleep she began taking laudanum. After an unusually large dose last nlgbt she began to lose con sciousness. She realized her condition, sum moned a servant and told him to run for a doctor. 8be was removed to a hospital and treated for several hours. She died at 6 o'clock this morning, without having regained con sciousness. Pretty and Plucky. Miss Annie Lamb. 19 years old. Is considered the pluckiest pretty girl In Brooklyn just now. Fot two years she has been in love with a young lawyer who is anxious to marry her and is able to support ber. Mrs Lamb, a woman of considerable means, thought her daughter too young to marry, and dismissed the young man a year ago. Last week be returned. He was again sent away, against Miss Lamb's protests. The young woman at once left her mother's house and applied for work at an employment agency. She is now dusting and sweeping and making beds in tbe bouse of a private family in Fifth avenue, Brooklyn. The day she be comes 21 she says she will quit being chamber maid and will marry the man of ber choice. In the meantime she wishes to earn her own living and keep clear of her mother. More Celebrities Amonst,the Flitters. General Prophete, the fugitive Benedict Arnold of Legitlme's army, sailed for Havre to-day on the French steamship La Normandie. He will pass most of his time abroad In Paris and Madrid. Congressman Benjamin Butter worth and General W. F. Melbourne left for Liverpool on tbe Anrania. CHICAGO FAKMERS FINED, Drawbacks of the Dairy Business- la the Annexed Districts. CHICAGO, July 27. Morris Ryan, Daniel Beckbam, Edward Billsteln and Daniel Ryan were until a month ago wealthy dairy farmers, whose fat cows pastured on the extensive prairie lands or Jefferson. Tbey are still dairy farmers, but their pastures and their cows have been annexed to the city of Chicago, and ba ve come under tbe provisions of its municipal code, one section ot which provides that no one shall keep a herd of more than three cows within the city limits. The farmers failed to appreciate tbe majesty of tbe municipal code, and each continued to Jiasture his 40 or 60 cows on Chicago building ots. City Prosecutor May got after them for violations of the ordinance, and they were fined this morning by a magistrate. James Horner Bays Expensive Plants. Philadelphia Press. James Horner, the big manufacturer of butchers' supplies, of Pittsburg, was at tbe Girard yesterday. Mr. Horner is a man witb a hobby. For many years he has devoted much of his spare time to gathering rare specimens ot cacti. He has traveled all over this country and a part of Mexico, and on every trip he has made he has never failed to find at least one cactus. He Is said to have one of the finest collections of cacti in tbe country. He has plants in bis posession now purchased in this city valued at fSOO. Family Bitten by n Rat. Coltjhbus, Ins., Jnly 27. Two or three nights ago a child of Nathan Mclntern was bit ten by a rat three times on the face. Iu screams awakened the parents, who saw the rat run away. Soon tbe face began to swell, and tbe child went into spasms, and Is now in a dying condition. A War Which Hnrts No One. From the Philadelphia Inqnlrer.t A dreadful battle is raging among the Anarchists, and the advantages of their policy of fighting only with their mouths are' now fully apparent Poor England! From the Toledo Blade.l If Queen Victoria only had about ten more children and grandchildren of marriageable age, England would have to ask for a receiver at once. Certainly It Would. From the St. Louis Post-Dlspatcb.t Amotion to make the adjournment of tbe Parnell Commission sine die will do carried unanimously by tbe civilized world. TRI-STATE TRIFLES. MATT Kramer, of Putnam county. W. Va., who is supposed by men wbo know him to be the strongest man in the civilized world, Is at tracting the attention ot sporting circles far and near. One of bis recent feats. In which al most superhuman strength is called into ac tion, was witnessed only a few days ago by a number of tbe best citizens. Ha raised, appa rently with tbe greatest ease, a huge pedestal weighing 1,300 pounds, and held It aloft above his head for several seconds. Mr. Kramer is over six feet in height and tips the beam at 283 pounds. John Held, of Canton, celebrated the ninety-eighth anniversary of bis birth the other day. He was born in France and has lived in Canton since 1832. THURSDAY ibeing the 25th of Jnly was turnip-planting day throughout a large portion of this vicinity. There is a curious and amusing superstition tegardlng this day which is more firmly believed in along Mclntyre creek than In any other locality, and that is that turnip seed to thrive well must be sown on Jnly 25. But this is not alt They must be sown before daylight by the head of the family, walking backward through the field, clad in nothing but his shirt and he mnst not peak to anyone be fore daylight comes. This may seem very fool ish, but we will venture to say that four-filths of the turnips In Jefferson county were sown yesterday.and that at least 20 farmers observed the walklng-backward-ihirt-tail arrangement These relics of tbe days of witchcraft are be lieved In by a surprising number of people, Steubenville Herald. The old barlow knife or "toad-sticker" once owned by President Buchanan, and found four years ago at Wneatland, is at Snyder's Hotel. Lancaster. At Emaus,Pa., several days since Mr.Genrge Schmoyer and Miss Mary Marks, in discussing the Sullivan-Kilraln fight disagreed so warmly that tbey began to illustrate tbe respective rounds. Finally Miss Mary, becoming excited, sent George sulnning through a glass door, which was completely shattered. Batmond, a 4-year-old son of El wood GHger, of Elysburg, Pa., while visiting a Mr. Johnson, on the border line of Columbia county, went out to look at the beehives. Just then one of the hives swarmed and located on the child's head. His shrieks brought, help or he would have been' killed. , One, hundred stings were CURIOUS COBDEHSAflONST Dnbuqne has a woman street car driver. tA young man of 21 was struck in" tha temple by a cricket ball In Essex, Epglahd, and killed. At Seymour, Ind., the other day four sisters met who had not seen each othsr for 23 " years. Slay "Waldron, an actress, thought shs was getting too fat. She fasted 21 days and re duced her weignt SO pounds. Melbourne, Australia, is to have a pub lic clock, which will roll off a popular air every hour excepting during Sunday, when only sacred music will be played. The heat in Russia and other parts of Northern Europe has been intense of late. The Central Observatory at St Petersburg has not recorded such a high temperature at the same- time of the 7ear since 1774. Henry Stickney had an experience at Tawas City, Mich-, recently that doesn't fall to one man In a million. He was 21 years old at 12:30 p. W.. and at 1:30, as he was passing tbe Court House, an officer took him Inside and made a Juryman of blm. Mrs. Catherine Carl in, of Brooklyn, fell asleep on the lounge. She had been using-soma bug powder and had some of it In ber band. V She awoke with a choking sensation and found mat sue naaswauoeu some of the poison, as she became very sick she was removed to the hospital. "William H. Able is a farmer near Col lins station. Pa., and for some time one of tha water pipes on the place was clogged. He did not feel like cutting the pipe, so he caught an eel, pat It in the pipe, and next morning was gratified to find tbe eel in the trough at the end of the pipe and the water running freely. Herman Peterson and his wife, the former 68 and the latter 67 years of age. arrived in Philadelphia the other day. having walked from Pittsburg. Tbey lived in Nebraska, and managed to get transportation as far as Pitts burg. Tbey are on their way to New York and want to get to Germany, where tbey have two children living. A 16-year-old boy, named "Walter A. Stanley, wbo belongs to East Lexington, Mass., has constructed a miniature locomotiue, com plete in everv detail, which is run by steam over a small track about 12 feet long. Tha dimensions of tho locomotive are length, 33 Inches; height 7 inches; drivers, 8 inches; cylinders, Vt inches; weight 16 pounds. It is said tbe boy constructed tbe engine without any assistance. A phenomenon which is astonishing the peop!e of Sussex county, N. J., is the finding of new ice daily on the land of Peter Feather. Last Sunday Mr. Feather gathered sufficient ice from the place the month of an unex plored cavern to freeze two cans of Ice cream. A small stream runs out of the cave and forms a pool at the opening, and It is here that the ice farms. A cold draught of air Issues con tinually from the cavern and congeals the water. Messrs. H. J. Phillips and J. N. Lewis were fishing in Greenwood Lake, N. Y.. on W ednesday last when their guide, Nat Davy, caught the largest Oswego (or big mouth) bass that has been captured in fonr years. It was placed in a car at the Wlndemere Hotel, and wa seen by people all over tbe lake. The bass wrlitbed pounds. Is 21) Inches in length and 16 Inches in girth. It was caught by skit tering, within three feet of shore. After a hard tussle the flh was landed. The richest woman in America is a res ident of South America. She is not only tha richest woman in the Americas, but she is tha richest woman in the world. She has one of the largest fortunes held by either sex. This woman is Dona Isadora Consino, of Chill. Sho Is the biggest real estate owner in Santiago and Valparaiso. South American fortunes are hard to estimate, hat many people have put hers above $200,000,000. Money multiplies fast in ber hand, for her eye is everywhere. John Jones, a wealthy but eccentric character living near Keunett, Chester county. Pa., died a few days ago. He was highly edu cated, and a good talker, but although rich, be dressed In the most careless fashion, and his farm buildings looked like those of a poor renter rather than Ihe abode of a wealthy land holder. He drove about tiro neighborhood in an old ram-shackle wagon, his bead adorned with a red wig, around which was a two-Inch fringe of snow-white hair, making a complete halo around his head. George "W. Taylor, of Cincinnati, learned recently for the first time that he has been dead ever since 1864. He was a member of Company D, One Hundred and Eighty third Oh!o"Volnnteer Infantry. A letter was received from bim at the Adjutant General's office asking for a certificate of his service in tbe armv. On looking np bis record It was dis covered that be had been carried as "dead" on the records of the War Department at Wash ington. According to this he died of his wounds at Franklin, Tenn., in 1864. It will be straightened up. Graham Forrester, of Hhena Vista, Ga.. has a waistcoat that was worn by the grand father of Mrs. R. V. Forrester before the Revo, lutionary War, which would make the garment now about 125 years old. It was made from cotton goods, the cotton of which was picked from tbe seed by band, carded, spun, woven and made up at home by the good old-fashioned housewife, who was a helpmeet as well as a help eat. Tbe cut of this old piece ot wearing apparel bears the mark of antiquity in fashion . as well as texture. It Is cnt low fn front to show the old-fashioned ruffled shirt with Immense armbules that nearly run out at the bottom, and its size leaves the Impression that it was worn over the bay window of a very stout old man. Secretary Busk receives some queer re quests, but bis latest has set him thinking. A Wyoming tanner writes that he is thankful for tbe packages of seeds which were forwarded to blm. and then quaintly adds that It Is pretty hard work to build up a new country without wives. He says the prevailing sentiment of the territory Is in favor of women who would like to marry honest settlers, and concludes witb tho remark that not only are good homes awaiting tbe lonesome spinsters,of the East, but if tbey come they can enjoy equal political privileges with tbe men. Secretary Rusk says he does not propose to turn tbe Agricultural Department into a matrimonial agency, bnt that he wonld ilka to help ont this waiting wooer if he only could. FIVE MINUTES OF FUN. Physician "What's your business? Patient I sing in the "Mikado." Physician Ah! you need a change of air. Trr some other ofen.aarper't nasar. "Who, Indeed 1 Giles Family resem blance is not a good guide to follow. Merrltt-No, of eo. rse not. Who ever saw a servant girl look anything like her cousin? ior psr's Jtasar. Drug clerks ought to have good salaries. The man who buits his conscience LOGO times a day by saying! "We do not keep it: but we have a preparation put up by ourselves that la better, " should bo well paid. Ana Orleans ficayune. "I want whisky and I want it bad," ex claimed the Knight of the Bed Nose, excitedly. "Well, you can hare it Just as bad as you can stand It" replied the barkeeper, passing him the worst In the bouse. Binghampton Republican. Deeply Stirred. Deacon Drybones (en thusiastically) Does nottbls congregational sing ing stir you up? Prot Kote (a musician)-Stir me up? indeed it does. Makes me twear. Kew York Weekly. Hubby What kind of stuff do you call this? Wife Why, my dear, that is angel cake. Hubby UmphI I suppose It mutt be. I knew It was never meant for a mortal. Ntv fork Even ing Hun. A Gloomy Outlook. Old Friend Got a. star for next season?" Theatrical Manager (gloomily) So; all the ba bies are engaged, and the woman who killed that Chicago broker won't go on the ttage. Ntw lork Weekly. An English author has published a book called, "1 Mark the King." That may do In En gland, but If be were'eaught marking the king or ace, or any other card, la California he would need a physician, and perhaps an undertaker. San Iranetseo Alta. Preacher (reprovingly) My boy, my boy, don't steal that good farmer's apples. It's abso lutely wicked Youngster (up the tree) Jutt a minute. mister, till 1 get them 'ere three big ones up top. Then I'll come down and yon ean anlth lecturln' while 1 eat 'tm. Philadelphia Inquirer. THE LOVER'S OOKFKSSIOrr. Could I recall one-half the lies I tilt each time 1 woo, I rear you'd start la mild surprise To and them not a few: But bad 1 always told the truth I'd never have had you. A'eu lork Evening San. George All Eight AuxiousSIother My dear, I'm afraid George Is getting Into bad company. He Is out very lata nearly every night Observing Father-Oh, he's air right. He goes to tee tome-girl or other. Shouldn't wonder if he'd announce an engagement soon. "He hasn't said a word about any young lady." - "Mo; bat -hs's keeolng coaeanv with one all the same. HI right wrist it full of pia scratches. JJ ireasar.