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. PITTSBURG, TR1DAY, AUG. 16, 1683.
SHIPS IN BIGHT.
In President Harrison's little speech at
Bath, on "Wednesday last, a grand and
patriotic policy was reiterated, namely, the
rebuilding of onr mercantile marine. The
President said: "In every way that I
properly can, whether as a citizen or as a
public officer, I shall endeavor to promote
the rebuilding of our American merchant
marine and the restoration of that great
carrying trade which we once possessed in
Of course, in such a city as Bath, which
has been built almost entirely by its ship
building industry, President Harrison could
have found no more popular declaration to
make; but we bone and believe that the
speaker was not solely actuated by the de
sire to tickle the ears of his audience. Sure
ly by this time it has become clear to
statesmen of both parties that the nation
urgently demands the restoration of its
shipping trade. That party which re
establishes successfully the carrying trade
under the stars and stripes will also estab
lish itself in the hearts of the people. As
yet neither party has got beyond words. As
far as platforms and speeches go, the Re
publican party has set itself squarely in
lavor ot aiding American shipbuilders. TVe
take President Harrison's latest utterance
to mean that Congress will put this policy
into action at the earliest possible oppor
tunity. There exists no good reason why onr
legislators should not concentrate their at
tention upon this most important matter.
There is no question before the American
people to-day of equal importance. The
prosperity ot the country and its peaceful
relations with the rest of the world leaves
the field clear for the laying of the founda
tions of an American mercantile marine
that shall resume her rightful share in the
carrying trade ot the world.
- - THAT GIGANTIC 6T0BH.
"While the report issued yesterday by the
Secretary ot Internal Affairs relative to the
recent floods An-this State does sot contain
any nem to speak of, it confirms officially
what has been generally understood as to
the exceptional severity ofthc storm which
immediately preceded the Johnstown catas
trophe. The report will be found in
another column of this issue, and deserves
The storm of May 30 and 31 covered a
greater area than any recorded previously by
the Signal Service. From Illinois to the
eastern limit,'! of Pennsylvania the rainfall
varied from two to four inches, and on the
Allegheny Mountains and the valleys sub
tending toward the East, an oval area equal
to 12,000 square miles, the rainfall reached
the unheard of magnitude of eight inches,
which turned into weight amounts to 6,732,
46,000 tons. "We are not surprised that the
compiler of this report remarks
that "In all respects the conditions
were the most remarkable and peculiar of
those known to attend a general rainfall,
and the vast masses of water thrown down
over the surface of several States other than
Pennsylvania only add to the difficulty of
explaining the origin of the storm, or the
source from which so great a body of water
can have been derived."
It is hardly necessary to point out that
the Government report will be utilized by
the members of the South Fork Fishing
Club when their share in the responsibility
for the breaking of the dam shall be deter
mined in the courts.
THE DECAY OF TBUBTS.
Trust stocks have recently been severely
hammered in the financial markets, and
probably the growth of new organizations
or combinations of this sort has been ap
preciably retarded by the generally unfavor
able outlook. "Whatever the opinion of
'certain statesmen upon the subject
of trusts may be, and it seems to be
the fashion among leading politicians
to pooh-pooh the dangerous features of these
unrighteous bandings together of capital,
The Dispatch regards the decay of the
trust idea with great satisfaction.
"We cannot refrain from qnoting the fol
lowing from a cotemporary's summing up
cf the case against the Sngar Trust:
Ihe admission that protection fosters and
forces competition is truthful. The first and
natural effect of tho tariff was to create a
great home market, for the possession of which
competition became so fierce as to result in
loss to somo or all of the competitors. It Is not
necessary to argue as to whether a temporary
combination to refrain from selling at a loss
would have been wise or foolish, legal or Illegal.
The trust is not such a combination.
Jt is a deathless and eternal federa
tion of several vast capitals against
all competition, whether between its own
members or between them and capitals not
embraced in the federation. It is an offensive
and defensive alliance against the right of men
to do the best they can for themselves. Wo
hold such a federation to be immoral and im
politic The law or the survival of the fittest
must work unchecked. If moro barbers, more
bootblacks, more sugar refiners, more news
papers, more railways, or more of any trade
that depends upon public patronage should
.come into a neighborhood than the nelghbor
liood can support, the weakest enterprise must
if tire. The public must not be taxed to sup
port that which cannot support itself against
purely domestic competition.
AN EXIXIB OF DEATH.
The elixir of life may turn out to be the
elixir of death before the physicians have
stopped experimenting with it. Dr. Brown
SequarcL's high reputation as a medical
specialist has induced a great many doctors
all over the civilized world to accept his dis
covery without much investigation. All
that Is known of the French doctor's experi
ments with his elixir is that a half dozen
old people, into whose veins this compound
of animal tissues had been injected showed
temporary signs of rejuvenation. We have
had no positive or direct assurance that this
change has been permanent. On the con
trary, parallel experiments here show the
so-called rejuvenation to be nomoiethan
exhilaration, such as. the injection of good
Monongahela whisky would cause. Some
doctors insist that not even the real tonic
effects of whisky follow the administration
of the elixir, but that the phenomena sup
posed to indicate increased strength in the
patient are due entirely to the imagination.
'Xo prove the truth of this extreme theory
one experimenter injected water instead of
the Brown-Sequard concoction into the sub
ject's system, and the symptoms of exhilara
tion appeared in due time.
But there is a serious danger in the use
of the elixir. Dr. Shaw, of St Louis, dis
covered that the elixir, three hours after it
had been made from the glands of a sheep,
swarmed with bacteria, among which the
bacillus that is supposed to cause tubercu
losis was very numerous. A number of
men who submitted to the Brown-Sequard
treatment at the Medico-Chirurgical Hos
pital at Philadelphia decline to a man to
absorb any more elixir. Several of them
have acquired abscesses as a resnlt of their
inoculation, and all of them describe their
feelings as being anything but lively and
In the first place The Dispatch, at the
very outset, doubted the moral utility of
Dr. Brown-Seqnard's elixir. It would be a
very doubtful blessing for most men to
live always on this earth; and the eternal
survival of those to whom it might be a
blessing to escape from the next world
would be a distinct curse to their fellow
men. Now, in the second place, The Dis
patch concludes from the experiments so
far made that the elixir is very uncertain in
its physical effects, if not certainly in
jurious. The world will probably decide to
let Dr. Brown-Sequard have the entire
monopoly of his elixir.
The Clan-na-Gael of Chicago went in for
picnics, speeches and long resolutions yes
terday. There would have been only one
picnic, one set of speeches and one resolu
tion if the order had not been split into two
factions over the Dr. Cronin murder. The
friends of the murdered man met in one
place, and the anti-Croninites in another.
More or less distinguished statesmen ad
dressed both assemblages, and the resolu
tions drawn up after the speeches in both
cases abounded in patriotism and good
sense. If the order sticks as a whole to the
principles expressed at the picnics yester
day, it may do good service to the cause of
Ireland and avoid offense to American in
stitutions. The concurrence of both factions of the
Clan-na-Gael in asserting their loyalty to
the land of their adoption, in denouncing
the murder of Dr. Cronin naturally more
vehement among his friends and in dis
claiming any desire to interfere with the
peaceful plans of Parnell and Gladstone
for Ireland's liberation, is agreeable to re
mark. Steadfast adherence to a policy of
this color will surely keep the Clan-na-Gael
from injuring itself and its friends.
Cardinal Lavigebie is about to start
upon a crusade against Moslem tyranny
both in Europe and Asia Minor. It is said
that the Cardinal has the sanction of the
Vatican in this undertaking, and this will
lend unusual weight to his eloquence. But
the crusade will not be allowed to proceed
far before the great European powers who
are interested in retaining the status quo in
Eastern Europe will induce the Pope to
silence the great preacher who essays to
play again the role of Peter the Hermit
It seems strange that the French court
which tried General Boulanger, Count Dil
lon and Henri Rochefort in their absence,
did not sentence them to death instead of
imprisonment The accused certainly would
have made no objection. They are all be
yond the court's jurisdiction, and intend to
So much new evidence as to Mr. May
brick's habits of arsenic eating has come to
light since the verdict that a reprieve cer
tainly ought to be granted to the unfortun
ate woman who is now lying in prison sen
tenced to be hanged on August 26. Popular
sentiment is in favor of Mrs. May brick, but
the advisers of the Qneen, who alone can
grant a reprieve or pardon, seem to be de
cidedly hostile to her.
TnE St Louis Globe Democrat thinks
Pennsylvania politics are so cut and dried
that there is no interest in them to any but
Pennsylvanians. The election of a Repub
lican Treasurer this year may be a foregone
conclusion, but there will be fun for all in
the Gubernatorial campaign that follows.
No less than 1,467 deserters are recorded
on the roll of the United States army for the
first half of the present year. Nearly all of
these were in the first year of their service,
and no such record of desertion has oc
curred for the last twenty years. The lot of
an American soldiercannotbe such a happy
one after all, although the amount of fight
ing to be done is certainly little.
"What the precise significance of the
readjustment of salaries in the Pittsburg
postoffice may be is not apparent upon the
face of the news The Dispatch prints
to-day. Some postoffice employes will be
pleased, and some won't It is seldom we
can all be happy at once.
Evebt now and ngain Pittsburg is re
minded that a great oarsman still cleaves
the dark waters of the Monongahela with
his oars. Teemer has emerged from Mc
Keesport and his modest nature to chal
lenge the victor in the O'Connor-Searle
race. Teemer's friends still believe he can
beat any oarsman living if he refrains from
The Pittsburg baseball team has taken
on the similitude of a very unreliable mule.
It kicks hardest when least expected.
New York went down behind the hoofs yes
terday. It is entirely due to the newspapers that
the infamous Flack divorce has been an
nulled, and that a very large part of one of
the most cqwardly and contemptible con
spiracies that has ever disgraced New York
City has been laid Dare to the world. But
the press has still something more to do. It
must not halt until every guilty conspirator
is in jail.
Two of the so-called weak clubs in the
National League took hold of the New
York and Boston clubs yesterday and piti
lessly fell upon them.
The members of the New Zealand Honse
of Representatives are tally up to the
times. In the attempt to increase the num
ber of members one-third a session of no
less than 76 hoars occurred before adjourn
ment took place. Filibusters in 'our Con
gress or obstructionists in ihe English Par
liament have never achieved a feat like this.
PEOPLE Of PKOMIKEKCE.
Lord TEJorrsoir is well enough to walk
three miles every day.
Joaquin Muxes has become a rich man.
Some j ears ago he bought 200 acres near Oak
land, Cat They are to be taken now for town
Sam Randall has been entertaining A. J.
Drcxel and G. W. Chiles at bis home at Wal
lingf ord. Pa. Mr. KandaU, has recovered bis
A volume of the poems of Frederic Tenny
son, eldest brother of the poet laureate, is
among the reprints in, contemplation in Lon
don. They have become difficult to procure.
M. Bolabel, a French architect who has
been employed of late in the palace of the
King of Corea. was recently stoned by the ser
vants of the palace and bad to flee for his life.
The feeling in Corea against the French is in
tense. Dr. Chabi.es Theodore, Djike of Bavaria,
the philanthropic physician, recently celebrated
at Tegersee, in Bavaria, his removal of the
thousandth cataract from the eyes of bis poor
patients. It was made the occasion of a great
The marriage contract between the Crown
Prince of Greece and Princess Sophia of
Prnssla was signed at Potsdam a few days ago.
The Princess is to receive 2,000,000 marks from
the Hohenzollern funds and 100,000 marks from
her mother. She also retains her rights as ono
of her mother's heirs.
The venerable General Francis E." Spinner,
ex-Treasurer of the United States, Is said to be
hopelessly ill at bis home at Pablo Beach, Fla.,
so that his death is likely to occur within a few
weeks. The trouble is a cancer on his face,
caused by wearing an ill-fitting pair of eye
glasses. General Spinner is nearly 68 years
old, having been born at Herkimer, N. Y., on
January 21, 1802.
A WABH0BSE WITH A BEC0BD.
An Animal That Took Part In 30 Battles
nnd ! Still Alive.
Middletown, N. Y., August 15. When
Colonel Samuel Fowler, the founder of Port
Jervis, and at one time Chairman of the Demo
cratic State Committee of New York, went to
the war in 1862 at the head ot the Fifteenth
New Jersey Volunteers, a regiment recruited
in bis native connty of Sussex, some of bis
friends in both States nnlted In presenting him
with a charger. They selected the 6-year-old
brown gelding Restless, by ttysdyk's Hamble
tonlan and a Harry Clay mare,raised by George
C. Shaw, of Newton, and already famous for
style and speed. Colonel Fowler rode his young
charger at the bead of the gallant Fifteenth
regiment through two bard fought campaigns,
and until be bimself was constrained to retire
from the service by the malady which after
ward caused bis death.
On Colonel Fowler's retirement Restless
passed Into the hands of the Rev. A. A. Haines,
chaplain of the regiment and the son of a
former famous governor of New Jersey. There
after the horse was loaned to and ridden by
General Torbet during the seven days' fearful
struggle of the Wilderness, but. otherwise,
until the close of the war, be was mainly em
ployed by his master in the merciful duties of
eairying succor and consolation to the wounded
on the battlefield, and helping the sick and
weary on tbe long march.
Restless took part in more than 30 battles
and skirmishes, including tbe bloody engage
ments of Petersburg. Fredericksburg, Win
chester, the Wilderness and Gettysburg, and
carries the scar of a wound received in the last
named battle. When the war ended. Chaplain
Haines brought the horse home to bis farm
at Hamburg, and has since held tbe war-worn
charger among his more cherished possessions.
For five years past Restless has "been honorably
retired from all work, and having tbe free rnn
of pasture and stables. At 33 years old be is
still comparatively healthy and active, and bids
fair to live for some years to come.
A KATAL DISPUTE ENDED.
Secretary Tracy Will Have the Texas
Unlit an tbe Original Plans.
Washington, August 15. An advertise
ment issued by the Navy Department inviting
proposals for furnishing about 661 tons of steel
plates, 40 pounds per square foot, for the armor
of the battleship Texas marks the end of a
controversy that has been going on within the
department for some time,
Tbe plans for the Texas were purchased by
Secretary Whitney in England, and were given
to Naval Constructor Bolles, at Portsmouth
yard, to execute. It was the belief of tbe
Bureau of Construction land Repair that the
Texas, if built according to the plans, wonld
not carry her full weight, estimated at 6,300
tons at load water,llne, but wonld sink so deep
that her rate ot speed would be seriously in
terfered with even it her gun
deck did not get below water. This
opinion was shared by other officials In the
department also. But Constructor Bolles was
confident that the calculations of the English
designer were correct, and that sbe would float
on the level be bad marked out for the water
line. The question whether or not the Texas
should be built according to the plans fur
nished has been nnder consideration for some
time by Secretary Tracy. It was suggested that
tbe vessel be lengthened 15 or 20 feet, thus
increasing ber buoyancy as a compromise, and
it was the opinion of some of the officials that
this would be done. But the publication of the
advertisement is taken to mean about tbe de
partment that Secretary Tracy has determined
to have the plans which were purchased by his
predecessor carried out. Tbe bids are to be
opened October 1.
A SNOW WHITE SPAEB0W.
A Bncbelor Albino Bird That Is a King
Among; Its Fellows.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.!
At Twelfth and Oxford streets yesterday
four groups of interested sightseers stood upon
tho fonr separate corners intently watching
the antics of a snow white English sparrow,
which seemed to be a sort of king among its
soberer coated fellows, demanding and receiv
ing from them an amount of homage and re
spectful attention that would have done the
heart of His Highness, tbe .Shah of Persia
good. A resident ot tbe neighborhood said he
had noticed the albino for two or three years.
"He has a nest in yonder church steeple," be
explained, "and I have spent considerable time
In watching him and studying his peculiarities.
He is a male bird and a bachelor. That may
sound stranse. but there are lots of bachelor
and spinster birds among tbe English sparrows.
Season after season they refuse to mate, set up
establishments of their own and live In them,
despised and quarreled with constantly by the
married birds. This white sparrow seems to
have some authority over tbe others. They
bring bim food and even build bis nest for him.
Life with him is an existence of Idleness and
luxury. When any bird refuses or neglects to
pay lilm tribute be attacks the derelict, gives
him a sound drnbbing and eventually brings
him to terms."
Holding tho Mirror Up to Nature.
From the Boston Herald. 1
Snsa Young Gates maintains that a man can
never hear so much about bis weaknesses and
faults as when be has two or three plain-spoken
wives holding the mirror up to nature. This is
Susa's excuse for polygamy, and it at least has
tho merit of originality.
Carelessness That Cost 8200.
Marion, Ind., August 15, F. M. btilwell Is
out 200. Yesterday be signed several checks
without filling out the amount, and left his
checkbook lying on bis table: Later In the day
one of those checks, calling for 1200, was cashed
at the Marion Bank, and tbe thier xscaped with
tbe money before tbe fraud was discovered.
Cleveland la Clover.
Eugene Field In Chicago News.l
Ex-President Cleveland continues bis amus
ing practice of taking a week's vacation every
fortnight Wo have always feared that If be
found bis way Into a clover patch he would eat
himself to deatb.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
WASnrstTON, August IS. General Theodore 8.
West, one of the proprietors of the Langbam Ho
tel, In this city, died suddenly this morning at
Astrary Park, N. J. On July 6 last. General West
and Merlin;; Kuffln, a well known clerk In the
Treasury Department, who comes from North
Carolina, had a quarrel over a board bill and
Kuffln struct. W est In the face with an umbrella,
breaking bis nose. Kuffln then bit General West,
and after knocking blm down, lumped on him.
The quarrel vras renewed during the dayand IV est
was so badly punished that he has not since been
able to get around.
No arrests weremade at the time, but when the
police, this afternoon, learned of General West's
death, Kuffln was taken from the Treasury De
partment and locked np. The dead man. dur
ing the war. was Colonel ot the Twenty-fourth
W lseonsln Regiment and was breveted Brigadier
General for gallantry. A few months ago ho mar
ried iius Charlotte Crocker, a daughter of Gen
eral M. U. Crocker, or Iowa.
l'ro Ellas I.oomla. .
Nxw HAVES. CONlf., August 15.-K111S Loom Is,
LL. D., Professor of Natural Philosophy and
Astronomy, died at tbe N ew Haven Hossltal lata
(this afternoon. "
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Two Vie ws of Mrs. Bouclcaull In tbe Track
of tbe Great Storm.
Twice in tho course of a week I caught
sight of Louise Tborndyke that was, Mrs. Dion
Bouclcault that is, in New York City. Tbe
first time she was half concealed In a closed
carriage. Sbe sat as far from Mr. Bouclcault.
who was in the carriage with her, as Bhe could.
Her face was not wreathed In smiles, and, in
deed, would not have been recognized easily
if the small but expressive features of the
man who sat in the other corner of the car
riage bad not revealed one of the greatest
actors and dramatists the country has seen.
The second time I saw this rather Impressive
blonde was at Palmer's Theater, the old aristo
cratic Wallack's. There tbe burlesque of
"Clover," a most ill-planned jumble of Inci
dents and accidents, but amusing because of
De Wolf Hopper's clowning and refreshing
musically by reason of a halt a dozen measures
or less, has held its own and more all summer.
Thither came Mrs. Bouclcault, whom Pitts
burgers may remember best as tho delineator
of a very charming character In "The Jilt"
last season at the Bijou in tbe mostoulreof
low-cut dresses. It was, what there was of it,
of pale blue, I think, and, at all events, itsetoS
ber remarkable figure splendidly. Her large
eyes the greatest charm she has needed and
bad nothing to set them off. With another
actress sho occupied tbe stage box, and was the
mark for a good many opera glasses.
The official report of the awful weather
Pennsylvania endured at tbe end of last May
again draws attention to tbe fearful floods
which worked such bavoc in the Juniata and
Susquehanna Valleys, and more orless directly
caused the demolition of Johnstown and the
blotting out of many thousand lives. .
Even to-day in a journey over the Pennsyl
vania Railroad one Is confronted with number
less evidences of the immense power and wide
reach of the swollen river. A couple of sec
tions of a covered wooden bridge In tbe middle
of a meadow of clover a quarter of a mile from
the Juniata's modest stream of to-day; the iron
girders and beams of any one of a half a
dozen of the Pennsylvania Railroad bridges
twisted like bits of twine and hurled hundreds
of feet from where they once bung in tbe air:
a big canal barge painted blue and white
snugly housed among the tasselled corn almost
out of sight of the sluggish highway from
which the flood snatched all these sights
and hundreds more still meet the eye of the
traveler whom the train hurries by..
Perhaps the solidity of the Pennsylvania's
track and the marvelous progress in the
rebuilding of that railroad's bridges are the
most remarkable things of all to be noticed in
a journey between this city and New York.
The recovery from tbe damage done by the
floods, which the Signal Service officers now
declare to be unprecedented, is nowhere so
boldly shown as in tbe great highway of steel
over the mountains.
THBEE NEWSPAPEB DOGS.
Philadelphia Canines Which Have Almost
A well-known newspaper man living in the
upper part of the city is tbe owner of a pointer
dog that answers to tbe name of "Dash."
Dash has never been broken for tbe field, and
is a family pet He opens the doors
and gates without difficulty, and, under
tbe tutelage of the newspaper man's
little daaghter, makes known by means
of a set of wooden blocks his simple
wants. When asked what be wonld lire Dash
selects the letters B-o-n-e from tbe pile of
blocks and lays them in recnlar sequence at the
feet of the questioner. The question "What
do you hate? spurs the dog to spell B-a-t-b.
"Where would you like to got" asks the dog's
little mistress. O-u-t he instantly spells, and
when she adds, "Where do you go sometimes
that makes master very angry and gets you a
whipping?" he drops his ears and picks out the
two blocks that spell 1-n.
Another newspaper man, living on Walnut
street, near Eleventh, is the owner of a very
Intelligent water spaniel named "Prentice."
Recently Prentice was whipped by his master
for some misdemeanor and ran yelling from
tbe room. He took shelter with another news
paper man living on an upper floor, and when
the latter petted bim and expressed regret that
he bad been punished, "Prentice" immediately
took up quarters with his champion, and now
whenever his old master, with whom he was
always on the best of terms, approaches bim,
besnarls and snaps and shows every token of
dislike t '
A third newspaper dog is "Punch." a curly
tailed pug. whose master lives on North Twelfth
street. Punch dislikes solitude, and when left
alone for any length of time uses bis teeth and
'claws on carpets, clothing, furniture or any
thing else mat may iau in nis way. Lately ne
has began to take a general supervision 'over
tbe chambermaid's work. He follows hep
about from room to room, upstairs and down,
and gives his twisted tail a satisfied wag
when a bed is made to suit him. or a chair
is dusted properly. Punch often gets into
trouble, for be is as full of mischief as an egg
is of meat. When reproved for any misde
meanor, however, be never repeats the offense.
He dislikes street music, particularly that
gronnd out by the little German bands and tbe
barrel organs, but when requested to do so will
rear bimself on bis haunches and sine dog
fashion in perfect time to a piano, "White
Wings." "A Little Fisher Maiden," or "Don
NATURE'S SILENT WITNESSES.
Trees Thnt Sprang From a Grave, Accord'
Ins; to a Skeptic's Prediction.
From All tho Year Bound. I
About five miles from tbe Hertfordshire resi
dence of the Marquis of Salisbury, at a place
called Tewin or Jewin, there grow from out of
a grave five largo trees, about which there
hangs a tale. It is said that Lady Grlmestone,
during her lifetime, denied tbe existence of a
God, but added that if she found a God when
she went bence five trees would grow from out
of ber crave. In tbe natural order of events
ber unbelieving ladyship died and was buried.
Singularly enough, five trees did grow from out
of the grave, splitting the masonry to pieces, so
that it and tbe railings which were around be
came a perfect wreck.
How much truth there may be in tbe story I
cannot say, but the slab bore, or did bear, the
following inscription: "Here lyeth inter'd the
body of tbe Right Honorablo Lady Anne
Grlmestone, wife of Sir Samuel Grlmestone,
Bart., of Gorhambury, In Hertfordshire,
daughter of the late Right Honorable the Earl
of Tbanet, who departed this life Nov. 22, 1713,
in tbe 60 year ot ber age." Tbe circumstance
has frequently been qnoted as affording In
dubitable proof of the immortality of the souL
Added to the Little List.
rsrrciAL telegram to the dispatch.
Washington, August 15. Fourth class
postmasters were appointed to day as follows:
Mrs. R. J. Wright at Calvin, Huntington coun
ty; James B. Hurman, Gilpin, Indiana county;
H. E. Clavls. Jolleytown, Greene county.
A Dernier Resort.
From the Terre Haute Express.
Several new flying machines havo been re
ported in tbe last few days. If tho Brown
Sequard elixir proves a success our only oppor
tunity of getting above tbe clouds will be to
take our chances in tbe flying machine.
Tbe Ties Thnt Bind.
From the Detroit Free Press.?
A company has already been incorporated to
build a railroad thtougb tbe ceded Sioux lands.
The American people are bound together by
no ties more strong or effectual than those of
TBE ENCHANTED WOOD.
As from the outer world yon pass
Jnit where the forest skirts the plain -
An open book lies on tbe grass.
And tbere for years, untouched, has lain.
The leaves are yellow now with age.
But one may read In letters free,
As tbe wind turns the ragged page,
Tbe blotted name Philosophy.
'Tis said a stn dent one day stood
Outside the bounds, when on him fell
The mystic power of that wood.
And Love cast over him a spell.
Then long ho strove to enter there;
But guardian spirits In array
Prevented blm. until deso
Had made him throw tne b
And then, when ho at length had cast
The stern Philosophy aside.
Lore bade him enter held him fast
As conqueror of Belf and Pride.
And sow In dim, enchanted nooks
Huled by a Love that never falls.
He seeks not sympathy of books
l-ovc whispers to lilm fairy talcs.
Outside, swept by the win d and rain,
Philosophy, nneared for, lies:
It cannot enter Lore's domain;
It was notmeant for Paradise.
' JTare Scott Hints in Harper' t Weekly.
IFRIDAY ATTG-TJST 16,
PESTS IN A POSTOFFICE.
A New Variety of Koncbes Threatens to Ear
a Government Building.
Philadelphia, August 15 A new variety
of cockroach has recently been imported in tbe
mall bags which arrived at the Philadelphia
postoffice from a South American port. These
insects differ from the Philadelphia variety,
and increase in numbers more rapidly, and are
generally a much greater pest. Boon after the
arrival of the vanguard tbe pesky things began
to overrun the postoffice, and but for vigorous
measures wouldbarenow been In full possession
of tbe building. The importation amounted to
only a baker's dozen or so, but in a few days
hundreds of them swarmed through the dis
tributing room, and in a week thev took posses
sion of every dark or shadowy place on the first
floor. Their appetite wassomethingmarvelous,
and tbelr digestion is surpassed only by that of
the billy goat. Tbe myriads which soon ap
peared began by eating up all tbe nlgbt men's
lunches, and when that source of supply was
exhausted they started on the mucilage on the
backs of the postage stamps, and even attacked
tbe leather mall bags.
Tbe officials started an exterminating cru
sade against the intruders with ordinary .roach
paste, which is known to .be instantly fatal to
the Pennsylvania variety. But to the surprise
nf Naturalist James Bellem, who was given
leave from his stamp-window to superintend
thejslaughter, the South American pests swal
lowed it with avidity and without harm to
themselves. It appeared rather to be a sort of
cockroach Brown-Sequard life elixir, stimulat
ing them to renewed vigor. Mr. Bellem finally
decided that the new-comers were of that sin
gularly reproductive and hardy variety known
as Blatta Orientalls, and that if they were not
soon driven out they would eat up all the mall
bags and probably attack the building itself.
After a long search through his books Mr. Bel
lem discovered a means of extermination, and
has been so successful with it that only a few
bugs are left, and be hopes to have them all
cleaned out in a few days.
1IINSTBELSI AT THE BIJOU.
ACrowded Honse nnd a Performance That
The Bijou Theater could not have been
opened under more favorable auspices. The
house is neater and handsomer "than ever, and
an audience that occupied all the seats and
nearly every foot of standing room came last
night to be amused by the capital performance
of the Haverly-Cleveland Minstrel Company.
The weather was cool, and everyone was In a
humor for laughter. Certainly there was
enough to laugh at, and all seemed pleased and
The first part of tbe programme was of the
old-fashioned order, and first-rate of its kind. It
could scarcely be otherwise, with such men as
Hughey Dougherty, Billy Emerson, Clint
Maynard and Banks Winter taking part.
Dougherty is a whole show In himself, and bis
auditors last nlgbt acted as if they would be
perfectly satisfied If be were tbe sole per
former. Both be and Emerson were recalled
time and again. They are just as funny as they
Several novel and very taking features were
introduced later in tbe evening the military
maneuvers of the Egyptian phalanx and tbe
juggling and acrobatic feats of the Imperial
Japanese Troupe being among the best. Tbe
performance, as a whole, was original, varied
and blgbly entertaining.
AN INNOCENT C0N7ICT,
Who Served IS Years In Prison for Killing;
a Man Who Is Alive.
Birmingham, August 15. Eighteen years
ago George Green and Henry Smith, farmers,
living In Colbert county, Alabama, bad a fight,
and Green shot Smith. Tbe wound was not
considered dangerous at first, but Smith re
covered very slowly. Finally he moved out of
tbe county with bis family, and a few months
later his wife and son came back, and reported
that Smith had died from tbe effects ot the
wound. Tbey went before tbe grand jury, and
bad Green indicted for murder. He was
tried, convicted and sentenced to life imprison
ment. For several years Green has been confined at
tbe Pratt coal mines, near this city. Some
time ago his wife beard that Smith was still
alive. Green succeeded In Interesting a mem
ber of the State Board of Prison Inspectors in
his case. The Inspector went to work and
soon found Smith at Dallas, Ga.. where he has
lived for several years. As soon as the legal
formalities are complied with Green, will be re
leased from prison.
( A COW DIES OF GRIEF,
Because of the Demise pf a Snake That
Newton, N. J,, August 15. Peter M. Larew,
a farmer of unquestioned veracity who resides
near here, found that bis cow was being
stealthily milked In the pasture field, ana
placed ber in a pasture nearer borne in order to
detect tbe thief. The cowseemed so wild and
uneasy in ber new location that Larew returned
ber to the old pasture, whereupon the animal
ran to a certain spot and bawled, when a blacK
snake came from a tree stump, colled Itself
around tbe cow's hindquarters and sucked her
Larew then got bi3 gun and awaited tbe re
turn ot the snake for another meal ot milk,
when be seized a favorable oppoitunity and
shot the snake's bead off. Tbe cow then roared
and pawed the earth, acted for several days as
If mad and finally died.
Tbe World Might be Worse.
From the Altoona Times.:
Strange Is the force of habit. Much of one's
life is made up of habit. Borne become habit
ual falsifiers who would be guilty ot no other
Immorality. Borne are given to one vice and
some to another, but it Is an argument against
the doctrine of total depravity that no man is
addicted to all the vices.
A Dreadful Warning.
From the New York Telegram.1
A physician warns people against examining
tbe naked arc of the electric light .with the
naked eye, lest they be "attacked by blepharo
spasm, central Bcotomata or chromatopla."
Tbis sounds like a very dreadful warning when
tbe country is. at peace.
THE SDJ1MER SNAKE CBOP.
B. F. Gunter, of Dgonier, last week dealt a
death blow to a six-foot blacksnake which
popped out from under a swath of oats which
be was about to bind.
Misses Mollis and Minnie Madison, of
Hillside, Pa., a few days aeo, exterminated a
rattler four feet in length. A curious coin
cidence is that tbey killed tbe same kind of
snake at the same place and of the same length
A FEW days ago one of the Ford negroes in
Worth county, Ga., killed a huge rattlesnake,
which, upon being examined, sported 16 rattles,
measured 7 feet in length, 8 inches between
tbe eyes, and when the skin was prepared to be
stuffed, it held over a peck and a half of saw
dust. A FEW days ago Miss Sue -Gonrley, living a
few miles south of Bartley, Neb., found a large
rattlesnake on the prairie. Finding no stick or
stone, she took oft her shoe and threw it at tbe
reptile several times. As sho picked up ber
shoe tbe snake struck her on the hand, biting
ber glove, but inflicting no Injury. The girl
then jumped on tbe snake's bead and stamped
it to deatb.
Herman Scmrrrr.f ormerlylof Philadelphia,
went to pick huckleberries near Bear Lake sev
eral days ago, and some hours later was found
lying on tbe grass unconscious, with a huge
rattlesnake fastened to bis trousers. The snake
was killed, and tho man revived with cold
water. He bad not been bitten, yet, strange to
say, be was affected just as if be bad been, un
til his finders talked bim out of it,
John Berean, of Deny township, West
moreland county, while mowing grass in bis
meadow tbe other day noticed a blacksnake
protruding bis bead far above the grass. Mr.
S. kept his eye on tbe serpent nearly all tbe
forenoon, but, missing blm after awhile, be be
gan to wonder where the reptile bad gone,
wben lot his mowing machine came to a stand
still, and on bis making examination as to tbe
canse, be discovered tbe huge blacksnako
twined around the cutter bar, stopping tbe mo
tion. ON Tuesday afternoon, says tbe Altoona
IKmei.wnen one of the Inoffensive postal clerks
went to put a package in tbe postoffice box of
Mr. Andrew Todd, he wu horrified to see the
bead of a snake stioklng out ot tbe box and
slyly trying to flirt with him with its tongue.
He of course made a hasty retreat and sum
moned tbe rest ot tho force to tbe scene. After
considerable maneuvering with ropes and grap
nel the reptllo was at last gotton to tbe floor,
where one of tbe clerks succeeded In crushing
it with hisfoot. Tbe snake was 15 inches in
length, and It is said that the executioner cov
ered its euUraUagta with bi foot. These are
THE RED MAN'S WROHGS.
Tbe Nation's Coarse Toward Its Wards Il
lustrated by an Anecdote-A Record
Not Creditable to tbe Government
How Canada Manages tho Indian Ques
tion. iwbitten roa Tint wsrATcn.i
Tho history of tho American Indian is a very
Riad of tragedy. The present attempts of the
Government to secure mare Indian ands,leads
the people to consider what is the best course
to pursue in regard to onr red brother. The
story is the old one of the merciless extinction
of tbe lower races before tho higher. Whisky
diseases and indolence have always marked the
contact of Caucasian civilization with tbe rudo
habits of the savage. It is a story of tbe "sur
vival of the fittest.' An old anecdote is brought
to light, which illustrates the Indian's view.
Tbe famous Indian Chief, Red Jacket, once
met a Government agent and after pleasant
greetings, tbey both sat down on a log, when
Red Jacket asked tho agent to "more along."
Tbe agent did so and the chief followed. Tbis
was repeated several times, the agent humor
ing the whim of the old chief, until he had
reached the end of the log, when the same re
quest, "Move along," was repeated. "Why,
man," angrily replied tbe agent, "I can't move
along further without getting off tbe log, into
the mud." "Ugh I Just so white man want
Indian more along move along- Can't go no
farther. Yet he say, move along."
And so with the red man to-day.
Tho lowest Indian has some conception of
honor, if fairly appealed to. All through the
history of our nation we see where misrepre
sentations and dishonorable schemes bare been
practiced by the whites. The idea of an Indian
country was first suggested by Tbomas Jeffer
son soon after the Louisiana purchase. Lven
at tbe price pala for tbis scope ot territory 100
acres for a cent the trade was considered a
foolish one, and unavailable and worthless.
"Tho best use we can make of it," said 3 effer
son, "will be to give establishments in It to the
Indians east of the Mi! gtssippl in exchange for
their present country."
Tbe Fatnre of the Indian.
The greatest source of disturbance is tbe
frail, legal tenure by which tbe red man holds
bis lands. The Indians themselves are divided
as to the best course they should pursue re
garding the disposition of their surplus lands.
The opening of tbe Oklahoma country to white
settlers after years of attempts to effect an oc
cupancy proves that what the white man
wants he gets.
"Oklahoma boomers" passed over thousands
of acres of as desirable lands, bnt their special
craving was for Indian lands, and "lands kept
out of market." Congress finally came to their
rescue, and the very paradise of the In
dian country is now being grasped
and dominated over by hungry land
agents and unscrupulous citizens. The Terri
tory is hemmed in on all sides by encroaching
States; the whites now command the center
and tbe vanguard of civilization, and will soon
er or later take tbe Territory. The question is:
How can tbe red man be protected? Tbe In
dian, as a member ot tbe nation and not a for
eigner, is entitled to the privileges and protec
tion of our free country. Dwellers of every
land, from Scandinavia to Japan, have a Chris
tian welcome to our shores. Surely our na
tional Christianity should make this land a safe
home for the remnants of the tribes it has dis
possessed, treat them as human beings and
protect them by American law. Men and
women are sacrificing tbeir lives for the heath
en of other lands; Christianity Is donating mill
ions of dollars to tbis end, while our own
"wards," too many of them, are living In tbe
dark superstitions ot their lorefathers. In an
educational sense, tbe older Indians will not be
benefited, exceptthrough tbe Influence of their
children. It will take years of experience to
produce any shining results, but tbe sooner we
begin it tbe sooner will the civilization of tbe
Indian cease to be a theory.
Uncle Sam's Guardianship.
We see In tbe race a needy humanity, and '
becauso tbey are Indians all tbe good ot life
should not be withheld from them. The Indi
ans are called "wards" of the Government, but
no Indian ward ever comes of age. Uncle Sam
Is a stern guardian and forever debars his ward
from making any contracts except through the
"Great Father at Washington." An Indian
may not make a contract with a white man ex
cept through the Government. No court of
his creating can try a case where an Indian is
one party and a white man another. He can
not convey an acre of land without tbe. ap
proval of tbe United States.
There is something wrong, and always has
been, in our treatment of tbe Indian. In Can
ada tbere are over 100,000 Indians. They are
called "the Indian subjects of Her Majesty,"
and are held amenable to thelawand protected
by It History says on our side the line tbe
nation has spent $5,000,000 in Indian wars, while
Canada, with the same greedy Anglo-Saxon
raceVhas not spent one dollar and baa never
bad a massacre. Official reports, dating back
to colonial days, show tbe oppression of the
Indian broken treaties and unjust measures
practiced by the whites.
Wbat History Reveals.
There are two sides to every question, and it
is only wbat the Indian does to the white man
that is published and not wbat tbe white man
does to the Indian. The practice of treaty
making began more than a hundred years ago.
History reveals to ns bow well the Delawares
fought for us in the Revolutionary war. They
were brave allies, fighting out of loyalty to tbe
"alliance" and Inspired by tbe promised re
ward, viz.: "the territorial right to a state as
large as the State of Pennsylvania," and "a
right to representation in our Congress." Bnt
where are the Delawares to-day? One remove
after another was made, until we find only a
remnant exist some of them-with the Chero
kees, a few with Wichita agency. While tbe
idea is that the whites have no right to enter
the precincts of tbe Indian, yet they do it, and
reports of Indian Commissioners show depre
dations made by lawless citizens loss of stock
by borse-tbleres. etc At the same time the In
dian Is not able to bring suit or protect himself
by law without authonzation from the "Great
Father at Washington." The Indian bas a
clear headed sense of justice concerning bis
rights and home, and with no defense or pro
tection by law, does as bis white brother wonld
do under the same circumstances takes up
arms against his enemy. The records ot the
Indian Bureau support tbe statement, that be
fore the first bait of the century had gone, we
bad broken seven solemn treaties with tbe
Creeks, eleven with the Cherokees; the Chlcka
saws and Cboctaws suffered too, saying nothing
of smaller tribes. '
Peoplo Without a Country.
The Indian is faithful to his native gronnd.
Experience shows that no effort is more unsuc
cessful than tbe attempt to move blm from tbe
place of bis birth and the graves of his fathers.
But the Indian bas learned that tbe pale face
will have bis way, and as the Chlppewas sell
their lands to commissioners to-day, so will the
defiant Bioux soon give np the struggle and
yield to the Government negotiations. Tbe
time will soon be over for studying tbe abor
igines of America. We have In 250 years wasted
their number from 2,500,000 down to 250.000. In
tbe same length of time a cargo of dusky slaves
from African shores has become a people of
millions, slaves no longer, but protected citi
zens. One century has gone, and with it a
record of broken treaties, violated pledges. In
justices and cruelties. Of the tribes we have
dispossessed, numbers have gone out of exist
ence. We found on these shores a free people
savages, it is true, but heroes, many ot them,
and in broken accents their greetings were
"Welcome." To-day the tattered rags ot a
contract blanket are their inheritance.
Education for tbe Red Mao.
Surely, if ever the strong were bound to aid
tbe weak, we are bound to help the Indians.
If they can be induced to till lands and build
bouses, the utmost encouragement should be
given them. If the youths can be induced to
accept education it should be placed within
their reach at any cost, for in this lies the hope
of modifying tbe Indian character. It tbey can
be induced to accept the protection of the
American law, it is wise policy to put them
among American citizens. With the direct in
fluence of civilization they cannot fail to make
good citizens, better, certainly, than certain
socialistic, ignoble classes that we harbor, pro
tect and permit to defame our free principles.
Tbe riddle of modern morals is hard to solve.
A Condition Thnt Confronts Us.
From the St. Louis Globe Democrat;
Europe furnishes about nine times as much
merchandise to Central and South America as
the United States does. This is a condition of
things which should not be allowed to con
tinue. This country ought to sell as much
goods to tbe nations of tbis continent as
Great Britain, and will do It, if Congress takes
as much interest in the matter as it should.
A Western Authorliy Speaks.
From the Omaha World-Herald.
Sour mash will hold its own in this country
against any elixir they can invent.
An Excellent tsabl.'ct.
rram tha IVmrftr Timefl.1
Aa excellent application ot the new elixir of'
we voui4 Be to the te xieraaa.
Tbe Picnic Was a Failure.
!XXW TOBK BDBIACT STZCIALS.
New York, August 15. More than 8 col
ored persons took a special train at the Long
Island Railway station In Brooklyn to-day to go
toAmltyville to attend tbe eleventh annual
picnic of tbe Bridge Street African Methodist
Sunday School. Tbe train was to have left at
9 o'clock. At 12 it had not budged. The cause
of tbe delay was the non-payment to tbe rail
way of 1385, tbe contract price for tbe use of
tbe train. Elder John Brown Thompson col
lected S120. but that was notenougb. Desperate
but vain efforts weremade to raise tbe remain
ing 215. At 1 o'clock policemen cleared the
train and buttled tbe 800 colored Sunday
school scholars out of tbe station. There was
plenty of threatening and swearing, punching
and kicking during tbe eviction, and two
razors were drawn, tut no one waacut During
the fonr hours waiting several of tbe negroeJ
accompanying the, party had got drunk. At
last rear's excursion a girl was shot. Tbe mis
management of the excursion to-day is ex
pected to cause a permanent split in the church.
Kasscll Harrison's Case.
Russell B. Harrison, through bis counsel, to
day applied to tbe Supreme Court for permis
sion to examine Colonel Schuyler Crosby, who
brought a libel suit for (100,000 against him.
Tbe purpose -of the examination, according to
Mr, Harrison's attorney, would be to enable
Mr. Harrison to frame a detailed answer to
Colonel Crosby's complaint. Tbe questions
which Mr. Harrison wanted to ask were in
effect as follows: Wbat tbe Colonel's financial
condition was at the time of tbe publication of
the alleged libel on April 30, 1SS7. and during
the preceding whiter; where be lived and un
der what circumstances for several years prior
to that time; wbat and where bis business was;
with whom be associated: whatf emales he met
and associated with; with whom and bow be
spent bis time, and wbat were bis habits of life;
whether Colonel Crosby is married, whethes ho
and bis wife have lived together since marriage
and are now living together; and If not. wbat
part of tbe time-have tbey lived apart; if they
are living apart, what the reasons are, and
fully as to their social relations since marriage,
and whether divorce proceedings have been
pending are now pending, and also as to all
allegations made In tbe libelous publication.
The Court refused to grant the order for exam
ination. The Funeral of Dr. Matt.
Tbe funeral ot Dr. Alexander B. Mott, son
ot the late Dr. Valentine Mott, was atteaded
in Trinity Chapel to-day by all tbe prominent
physicians in the city. Large representations
were present from th9 accepted Scottish Rite
ot Masons, tbe faculty and college of Bellevua
Hospital, the County Medical Society, tbe old
guard and Dr. Mott's post ot the G. A. R.
A Little Change la tbe Name.
A curious fact concerning Miss Adelaide
Moore, the actress, hasjust come to light. Mr.
Moore, ber manager, bas always been Intro
duced as her brother, and people have played a
whole season with ber and never known other
wise. It now turns out that Miss Moore is
Mrs. Moore, her husband and manager being a
rich man owning property in CatskUl, N. Y.
It Was Not a False Alarm.
Miss E. W. Low, a young artist, sleeps and
works in ber studio on tbe second floor of No.
4S University place. In the store below here
tbere is a particularly lively office boy, who bas
been playing pranks on tbe tenants. When
she was aroused tbis morning by a loud knock
ing on her door and cries of "Fire" she thought
it was Jim and turned over on ber pallet, wear
ily wishing tbe'boy and bis pranks in Halifax.
The air in tbe room was heavy and she wanted
to sleep, so sbe turned over on ber pillow and
again slumbered "peacefully. Suddenly ber
door was burst open and a troop of policemen
and firemen, rushed in. With them came a
cloud of hot and smothering smoke. Tbe bouse
was on fire. Of wbat followed Miss Low has a
very confused recollection, for presently she'
fell in a faint and was carried out to tbe street.
Tbe loss was about 112,000. Miss Low is still in
bed suffering from nervous shock. The office
pboy is all right
Mary Anderson Quite Recovered.
Manager Marcus R. Mayer, Manager Abbey's
chief lieutenant, who arrived on the City of
New York, bad an lniartlewwita Mary Ander-f
son on August 1, and reported to Mr. Abbey to
day that the actress bas almost completely re
covered from her collapse of last winter. Miss
Andersobwas attending a matinee perform-'
anceof Coquelin-Hadlng, at the Gaiety Thea
ter, in London, and Mr. Mayer says she chatted
with perfect clearness about herself and her
future plans. She was confident that she
could return to America in November to fulfill
ber engagement with Manager Abbey.
BOUGHT HBB OWN COFFIN.
A Careful Woman, Who Prepared for Her
Funeral Years Ago.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Mrs. Elizabeth Faith, whose deatb occurred
a few days since, m ber 87th year, was a re
markable woman In many respects, but in none
more than a careful business cutlookf or future
emergencies. As an illustration of this it Was
learned yesterday that tbe coffin in which she
was burled was made by her directions more
than three years ago.
Tbe coffin was of solid walnut lined with zinc
and trimmed with white silk. It was inclosed
in a strong cedar box, and this in still another
box made of thick oak lumber. After its com
pletion tho maker took the coffin to ber resi
dence on East Jefferson street for inspection.
Sbe examined it with great care, and expressed
herself as satisfied with tbe workmanship. She
instructed the manufacturer to take it back to
bis shop and keep it for her until she needed it
It remained with blm for three years, until the
death of its owner last Saturday brought it
A CENTENAEIAN DEAD.
She Conld Describe the War of 1819, la
, Which. Sho Last " Son.
rsrxciAi, TXLxauAJC to tits dispatch. i
Deckertown, August 15. Mrs. Rebecca
SIdnor died at tho residence of ber son-in-law
Richard Sutton, in this town yesterday at the
ago of 1M years. Bhe was born on January 3,
1785, in Wlretown, Warren connty. N. J and
was the mother of 13 children, fire of whom
survive ber. Her death was caused by a fall
received last Sunday.
Mrs. SIdnor was a remarkably active woman
f orher years. Sbe could not see to thread a
needle, but she did a great deal of sewing for
the family up to a short time before ber death.
It was her custom to retire every night at 9
o'clock, and she was always up at 5 in the morn
ing. Since tbe deatb ot her husband, which
occurred about 40 years ago, sbe bas always
smoked a pipe, sometimes as often as six or
oi"ht times a day. Her memory was remark
ably good ana she could describe graphically
scenes of the War uf 1S12, In which ber son
William lost his life.
' TBI-STATE TBIFLES.
A blind snake, which was about 18 Inches
In length, was killed the other day near
Parkersburg. The man who killed It said that
bo knew the snake was blind because he poked
a stick in its face several times before be dis
patched it and tbe reptile did not even wink.
Another demonstration that it was sightless
was tbe careful manner in which it crawled.
"DesionS for funerals of fresh-cut flowers"
Is ono of the unconventional signs in Philadel
phia. In some, unaccountable manner the tele
graph, telephone and electric railway wires got
in contact night bsfore last In Erie. Tbere
was a dazzling, electric display, all the tele
phone bells were rung, tbe fire department
was called out, a number of colls burnt out at
the 'phone exchange, etc
A bean stalk in the garden ot B.H. Wim
mer, Bethlehem, bears a pod 24K inches in
length. The bean is of tbe asparagus (pole
A bio bear pursued a party of berry-pickers
near Huntaville, Fa., on Monday.
It's very strange," aaid a dissatisfied 8teu
benvilleladyat the store, "that with all tbe
water we're had this summer tbe water-melons
are not larger."
iA, commotion among tbe sparrows occupy
ing a ehlmny of the house of George W.
8haffer, at Rslnsbarg. Bedford county, was
explalaea by a bUek snake making Its appear.
ancea?tt tef eXifee chlwwy.
Witchita, Ktuu, claims to have 42
The total receipts of the Eiffel Tower
since the opening, on May 15, to to July 39,
amount to 2,421,739 francs.
According to the usual basis of com
putation, Detroit's new city directory shows a.
The School of Medicine of Boston TJnl
rersityhas graduated 478 physicians. Nearly
one-half of these are women,
John K. Davis, of Cincinnati, is said to
be very proud of the fact that be bas the small
est man's band in the country. He cannot get,
except with difficulty, a glove small enough to
Mrs. Feeney, of Clare county, Mich., is
journeying on foot to friends in Ohio, accom
panied by four children, one being a baby, and,
wben last heard from, had covered overl&O
miles of ber journey. t
The Congo district appears to be de
veloping as a producer of tobacco. Brussels
tobacconists say that its leaves are remarkably
well adapted for cigars, being of exceedingly
good flavor and very supple.
Boston's International Maritime Exhi
bition will open November 1689, and close.
January 4, 189a It will admit exhipits of every
thing connected with ships, shipping and ma
rine interests, and will be tbe first exhibition of
the kind ever held.
Preparations aje already being made la
several German university towns to celebrate)
next year tbe three hundredth anniversary of
the invention of the microscope. Zacnarias
Janssen, ot Mlddelburg, put together tbe first
microscope in 1590.
Tbe tickets of admission to the Paris
Exhibition used to July 31 number 10,022,000, as
against 5.116,000 during the .corresponding
period in 1878. The highest number of admis
sions in a day bas been 293,000.
The inhabitants of Sing Sing, N. Y.,are
agitating for either a change of name for their
town or the removal of its prison. Tbere are a
great many eood people out of jail there, and
tbeyrant tbe fact made plainer to the.worla at
For yrars a Springfield, , Mass., horse
suffered from a sore shoulder. This week a
veterinary surgeon made a close examlnaton ot
the shoulder and found a 25-cent silver pleca
deeply Imbedded in the flesh. How tbe Cola
got there is a mystery.
Tbe longest uninterrupted debate on
record was. on August 1, brought to a close by
the New Zealand House of Representatives.
It bad caused a continuous sitting of 78 hours,
entirely given up to tbe discussion of a repre
sentation bill. Yet thedebatewasnot finished.
Some devout person has discovered a
reference to the notable recent discovery la
tbe thirty-third chapter of Job. where, after
tbe man is so reduced that "his bones stick
out," tbe application Is made, and "bis flesh be
comes fresher than a child's, and he returns to
tbe days of bis youth."
The experiment of going down tho
Idaho mine at Grass Valley, CaL, in submarine
armor to put out tbe fires bas been unsuccess
ful. The beat was too great, and gas passed
under the helmets of the two men who de
scended. Tbey reached the 900-foot level, or
within 100 feet of the fire.
A slick confidence man in Arkansas re
cently made quite a pot of money by selling
bulbs which be said would produce rare orchids
and other exotics. Enthusiastic ladies paid
from 75 cents np to 85 apiece for the maglo
roots. Tbe bnlbswere duly planted,' and pro
ducedcommon turnips! Tbe vender long ago
left for parts unknown.
The Indiana State Board of Health has
been notified of the existence of several cases
of glanders In Parke county, and in one In
stance a prominent farmer, bas bimself con
tracted the disease. He was plowing with one
of tbe (slandered horses when the animal threw
its head around and struck the farmer in the
face, slightly bruising the skin. Some days
after be was taken sick, and tbe physicians
diagnosed his disease as glanders and say that
be cannot possibly recover.
A strange animal that made its first
appearance last Mar is frightening the people
ot New Gloucester. Me. its size is said to bo
about that of a medium-sized Newfoundland
dog; It has shaggy gray hair. Almost every
evening bis screeching has been heard. Sun
day evening, August 11, be came suddenly upon
a ooy while getting the cows. Tbe boy began
to rnn. the animal following blm. The boy '
succeeded In climbing a tree, and remained
there for about fifteen minutes, during which
time tbe animal remained under the tree,
screechlngcontinually. Tbe boy described bim
as navfngsflver cray hair, with large eyes, and
iteetU two or three inches-long, which camercp
above bis upper jaw. His mouth is very large.
A young man named Dixon has just had
an unpleasant courtlne experience in Innls
bowen. County Donegal, Ireland. Hlsladylove '
Is not only very pretty, but she is an heiress, her
uncle having left ber a fortune. Moreover, she
is partial to Dixon. The young man was calling
on tbe girl one day. wben be heard the footsteps
of a couple of rivals, and in a sportive humor 1
he concealed bimself In tbe butter box. While
he was enjoying the conversation the girl's
father came along with a pail of hot water to
scald the box. Before the girl divined his pur-
Eose he dashed tbe water into the box. The
owl of anguish that arose scared the old gen- V
tleman bait to death, and poor Dixon was
found to be so badly scalded that he had to be
removed to a hospital.
There will be opened at Tahlequah, I.
T., on August 26, a new female seminary, of
which the Cherokee inhabitants of tbe Terri
tory are very proud. There hare already been
received 124 applications for admission from
Cherokee maidens, and but 13 out of its 108
rooms remain to be filled. The building is of
brick, three stones in height, of handsome
architectural appearance, and cost 578.000. It
stands In the center of a beautiful park, eight
acres in extent. It is handsomely fitted up and
furnished, and is heated by steam. The pupils
having rooms are charged 5 a month, while
there is a large dormitory for those unable to
pay this sum, and tbey are educated and boarded
free of expense. Of tbe revenues of the
Nation 85 per cent a devoted to school pur
poses, and out of this meney the seminary was
built and will be supported.
FDKNY MEN'S FANCIES.
f If your friend, who has been cultivating
a kitchen tardea Ml summer. looks thin and wan,
don't lay It wholly to bard worx. Be may bs
trying to live on wbat he bas raised. Puck.
Though, as she purrs, the tabby cat
N o mischief seems to natch ;
Wben once provoked she's prompt enough
In coming to the scratch.
"Who is there?" said Dr. Brown-Sequard,
"The Grant Memorial Fund, "was the reply.
"Well. I can't do anything: foryou. You'll haTe
to wait till resurrection day." TftatMngton Cap
ital. Bev. Primrose The tide waits fop no
man, my young friend.
Merrltt So they say. Still, wben one lies down
on the sand, it seems to wait till he's asleep.
Not Her Size. Customer from Seedville
Do yon keep the best make of shoes Wrer
City Dealer Yaas, our shoes are all A No. 1.
Customer from SeedTlUe Then you can't salt
me. I take B No. i.-3tumev,t Weekly.
The Man He "Wanted. Policeman
(sternly) "Wbat are you doing In tha street this
hour of the nlghtr"
Frowler-Ooyfully) "By George, you're ex
actly tbe man I want to seei I'm trying to and a
saloon." CMcago Tribune.
The Miseries of Poverty. Dr. Bluff
You stick too closely to your desk, Mr. Borrowlt.
1 recommend to you to buy a pair of Indian clubs.
Poor Jack Hut I lira la the city, doctor. It
would take all my salary to rent a room big
enough to swing them la! Time.
Traveler (in railway restaurant) Two
soft-boiled eggs and a glass of milk, la a hurry!
Walter (quarter of an hour later) Sorry to
keep you so long. Boss, but de fact Is, tab,'dat
That'll do. You may stand there and
talk all day. bntyoucan'tmakemebellerethatlt
takes fifteen minutes to boll an egg three. Puck.
Punishing the Rascal. Mrs. Billus
while giving Mr. B. a curtain lecture at a late
hour) "Hark! What's thatr I hear a noise la
the cellar. John, I'm' sure It's a burglar!"
Mrs. Billus "What are you going to do, John?
Yon baven'tyour revolver."
Mr. Billus (desperately) "I'm going to open
tbe doors all the way down to tbe cellar so the In
fernal scoundrel can bear yoa talking I" Chicago
This world is but a paradox.
Things are but 1)1 arranged.
A man whose hat Is all stove la
Is apt to be deranged. , . ,
A man Is surly when he's late.
And sbortVben.be Is long.
Be may not wish, to do much good.
And yet may write quite wrong.
Borne low men only eat high meat,
A fast man may be slow.
And some who'vt" early been oflata
Wre oft bealaa, before.
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