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'ATJatJST :'24j :i88a . , -'-. v. Tiapid and Eaay Transit -TO- ptMLb'opijioji ' Family Tickets, 5 Cts. Thousands of persons feel sad because they cannot afford the time and money necessary to visit the big show at Paris, where the people, customs, arts and industries of the world are Gathered togther. That is where the PITTSBURG V DISPATCH Steps in, and, by its mammoth Sunday edition, brings all the nations of the earth to its readers. They need not expose themselves to the dan cers and inconveniences of an ocean voyage, bat sitting quietly in their own homes may view the world as depicted in the columns of The Dispatch. If they are tired of this earth they can read Nym Crinkle's vivid descrip tion of THE END OF THE WORLD, which may have the effect of contenting them with their present lot The reader can wander at will from country to country,, cross oceans by turning over aleaf. become thoroughly con versant with all the news of the earth, and cull the fairest flowers in the garden of literature. Don't fail to read. MOM'S MAMMOTH ISSUE -car the- PITTSBURG V DISPATCH. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1848. VoL. So. IBS. Entered at FMsburg Postofllee, November 14, 1357, as second-class matter. Business Offlce97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Rooms andPuhllnMng House 76, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Eastern Advertising Office, Koom 43, Tribune Building New York. Average net emulation f the dally edition of TILEDISIMTCH fersix months ending July ZX, 1589, as sworn to before City Controller, 29,914 Copies per Issue. Average net circulation of the Sunday edition of Tax DISPATCH for three months ending JslySl. I SMI 54,897 Copies per Issue. TERRS OF THE DISPATCH. POETAGB rxEE IS TUX UNITED ETATXS. Daut Dispatch, One Year f too DAiLTlnsrATCii, Par quarter 200 D-4.ILT DisrATCU, One Month 70 Daily Dispatch. Including Sunday, 1 year. 10 00 DAILT DlPATcn.lncludIncSunday,3m'ths. SS0 Daily DisrATCii,lneludlDg Bunday.l month 90 Sunday Dispatch, One Year.... 2 SO Wixsxt Dispatch, One Year IS Tux Daily Dispatch Is delivered by carriers at IScenUper week, or including Sunday edition, at 20 cents per week. PITTSBURG. SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 1888. THE JOHNSTOWff MUDDLE. The expected trouble, predicted as the re sult of the irregular manner in which Gov ernor Beaver insisted on raising the funds for the State's work at Johnstown, opens oat into something decidedly like a bitter fight over the refunding of the ad vance which thePittsbnrg Relief Committee made on that work before the State took charge. The understanding was plainly an nounced at the time to be that this money should be refunded out of the million dol lars that the Governor was represented to command. The money was advanced to meet a pressing emergency, but its return to the relief fund was insisted upon, not only by the Pittsburg committee, bat by the con tributors to that fond from, other cities. The Pittsburg influence urged strongly that the Legislature should be called together in order that the mouey could be refunded and the credit of the State pledged by com petent authority. This was overruled by Governor Beaver, and matters are drifting into, a decidedly unpleasant muddle as the result. The Governor was criticised for his inac tion at first; bat he bids fair to earn more severe criticism by his subsequent action. He represented that he had $1,000,000 if necessary to do the work; and in the end it turns out that he had but 5300,000 and the work is not completed. He agreed that the Pittsburg fund should be reimbursed for the advance that it had made to do the work that belonged to the State; and the Pitts burg fund must now wait on the uncertain ties of a Legislature that is not to meet for a year and a half. It almost seems as if the Governor had tried to demonstrate that he estimated himself more correctly than the public did, and to prove that his early inac tion would have been better for the Johns town relief work than his later activity. After this it is to be hoped that public men will profit by the lesson that the way to do necessary work by the State is to call the appropriating and legislative power to gether and to have the State pledge itself in the constitutional and regular way. THE H0BBIBLE GALLOWS. Four men were hanged in the Tombs pris on at New York yesterday. They were all murderers of women and deserved their fat if ever any criminals did. There does not appear to have been a shadow of reason why any one of them should have been al lowed to pollute the earth with his presence any longer. It was claimed for the man Carolin, whose blasphemy upou the scaffold was in peculiar contrast to thequiet resigna tion of the other murderers, that he was in sane, but it could only be proved that he was a vicious, hard-drinking man. The execution of these bloodthirsty wretches shows that the law against murder isbeing en forced in New York, even if some other laws are-set at naught there. While we thoroughly approve of the in fliction of the death penalty in these cases, and trust that the example may prove in fectious in our over-merciful courts, we can not indorse the mode of judicial killing which has again been proven uncertain and horribly cruel. The death of two of the murderers by the hangman's noose was ren dered slow and fall of torture by the cus tomary miscalculation of 'the executioner. Those who favor the new scheme of killing murderers by electricity will not be slow to point to the latest failure of the old process. It is hard to believe that such distressing add unnecessary horrors would attend an execution by electricity. Certainly a more reliable method than hanging with a rope ought to be found, and electricity is most likely to be the executioner of the future. GBAPH0EH0HES AND LIBELS. One of the agents of the recently ennobled Edison, at the Paris Exposition, has got into a complication which is thought to present a pretty puzzle in.libel law. When President Carnot visited the graphophone Jm mxpm. exhibit, the instrument informed him. that certain Parisian newspaper worthies had de manded money as the price of a favorable notice of the President's visit The news paper men referred to threaten suit for datamation of character. v .The legal puzzle is stated to be whether the proceedings should be for slander or for libel. If the person who made the assertion to the instrument should be sued for libel, he might plead that he did not write the words but spoke them, and that he did not speak them to any person. If charged with slander he might answer that he did not utter the words to President Carnot, but that the instrument did. While possibly the graphophone might be imprisoned for slander, it would afford little satisfaction to the person slandered. These quiddities might present an ob stacle to suits in Anglo-Saxon courts, where hair-splitting is sometimes effective; but supposing the slander to be conceded, the French law has a habit o( going direct to the point, and the defamation of character would probably be punished, leaving the question whotber a graphophone record it written or spoken to be determined accord ing to individual tastes. THE HALLWAY CASUALTIES. Yesterday was railroad accident day. On the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad a con fusion of orders brought an accommodation and 'special passenger train into collision with the ordinary disastrous results. The death list includes only three lives, and fif teen or twenty people are all that are in jured. Consequently the' affair will be treated as rather commonplace, as such ordinary occasions of slaughter always will be, until the public gets aroused to the necessity of demanding strict accountability for every preventable destruction of life and limb. A more uncommon style of railway acci dent was that consisting of the derailment of one of the Barnum & Bailey menagerie trains near the Canadian line. No human lives were sacrificed on this occasion; but the horses and menagerie animals suffered to a considerable extent. The slaughter of trick mules, trained horses, camels and sacred cattle by the modern railway pro cess is a curious jumble of the old and new; and we can hardly blame the elephants who were in the collision and are reported to have been very angry over the shaking up they received. In fact the elephantine anger would afford a very good example to. the human race, if it were only more lasting. Mankind ought to get angry enough over these re peated casualties to insure their stoppage. TESTAMEHTABY EOBESIGHT. The birth of an infant on whose sex the disposition of the already famous Hamersley fortune in a great measure depends, was one of the events of the week. If the baby had been a boy it would have inherited the millions which are now supporting. re habilitated glories of Blenheim. As a male infant may yet be born to inherit this wealth, the charities which are to receive the property after the Duchess of Marl borough has passed away from earth, are not absolutely assured of the wealth; bat the reprieve given by the sex of this in fant makes the charitable expectants more hopeful. It looks at first blush like rather hard lines for the baby, that the mere accident of its sex should deprive it of what would have been its heritage if it had turned out a boy. Why would it not have been just as fair to let the girl have the money and let this boy if it was a boy hustle for a liv ing? This is the form in which the matter presents itself at the first aspect; and yet when we look at it more carefully, we can see that the defunct Hamersley builded better than he knew. If he could have foreseenthat the life income left to his disconsolate widow would have gone to sup port the last and most disreputable of the disreputable Dukes of Marlborough, he might have made his will differently; but his spirit can console itself with the. thought that the English aristocracy can only get the use of his property for one life. If the reversion had gone to the newly-born female infant, the case would have been different That devoted child wonld have been marked from its cradle as the necessary prize of some titled foreign fortune hunter. So the Hamersley will is vindicated. It saves both the fortune and the newly-born girl baby from becoming the permanent property of some dissipated and broken scion of foreign nobility. Both the child and the fortune are to be congratulated. BEnrrOBCEXEltTS TO POPULATION. The discovery that the name "Carl Bax ter, colored, watchman," which appears in the recently issued Minneapolis directory was the name of a very intelligent and faithful watch dog in that city gives the provocation for a larger number of sarcasms at the expense of the enterprising directory compiler who furnished the basis for the large estimate of population- in the North western Metropolis. Of course, the addition of watch dogs to the directory total will furnish material 'for a very liberal showing of population; but, on the whole, we are inclined to support the probability that this resident of Minneapo lis is as well entitled to .a place in the di rectory as a large number of the bipeds whose position in that publication is undis puted. We have no doubt that Mr. Carl Baxter is warmly attached to the interests of that portion of Minneapolis from which he draws his livelihood. That he will zeal ously resist the encroachments of any of the St Paul watch dogs may be taken for granted, and should any of the canines of the sister city assert the superiority of their place of residence over Minneapolis we have no doubt that Mr. Baxter will fight as stoutly even as a Minneapolis editor. Nevertheless, the new departure tarnishes a precedent for very wide possibilities in the construction of .directories and the claim of large populations. For example, Kentucky could e'stablish a very plausible claim both for increase of population and improvement in the general intelligence and education of her citizens by inclnding her thoroughbred horses in her census and directory reports. By including hogs in-the directory, the old rivalry between Chicago, Cincinnati and St Louis might be continued. New York might make an addition by adding the four footed donkeys to her directories of the four hundred; and almost any city might do a stroke of business in that line except Bos ton. So long as Boston makes the pugilists her great representatives she must be de barred from putting any of the animals in her directories out of respect to the ani mals. AN UNAVAILABLE KECOttMENDATION. The declaration of high officials of the State of Kansas that female suffrage in that State has proven to be a success. Is made with the evident intention of securing the extension of that system in other States. The assertion is made that in Kansas the women succeed in attending faithfully to their do- mestic duties, and yet going to the poles and voting scrupulously for honest men in high positions with the result of abolishing the practice of deals in polls and the pur chase of votes. This is an evident recom mendation to the Mngwumplan class; bat does anybody suppose that the politicians will permit such a violent .assault on all their vested interests at to let an element into politics which will thus ruthlessly abolish all the methods by which politics of the present day are characterized? This exposure of the result of female suffrage will secure its fexclnsion from the older States so long as the political machine has the power and instinct of self-preservation. ENCYCLOPEDIC IGNOBANCE. In" the remarkable address of Prof. J. P. Mahaffey, of Trinity College, Dublin, de livered at Chautauqua recently, the follow ing declaration appears to support his be lief that this country is all wrong and that Tory ideas are the only correct ones: In the preamble of your great Declaration of Rights appears, I believe, the statement that all men are equal in the sight of God. That statement was borrowed, not from the Script ures, but from the speculations of the French revolutionists, whose opinions on the subject were, to my mind, of very small value. Inasmuch as the Declaration of Inde pendence asserts not that all men are equal in the sight of God, but that all men are created equal; and, as that declaration was made thirteen years before the States Gen eral was summoned by Louis XIV., and sixteen years before the French Eevolution assumed its outspoken form, the historical, as well as the social, ideas of Prof, Mahaffey appear to be somewhat nebulous. Beyond that, if there is anything which plainly ap pears in the teachings of the New Testament, it is the equality of all men in the sight of the Master, who chose fishermen and pets ants to be the apostles of the religion which gave a new light to the world. The deduc tion is rather plain, to adopt the style of ex pression for which Prof. Mabaffey's country men are notable, that while he knows noth ing at all of the doctrines of popular govern ment and their history, he knows still less of the doctrines of the Christian religion. Thebe is a good deal of force in the criti cisms of the decision of the English Home Secretary in the Maybrick case. It it an executive replication of the compromise ver dicts which have been rendered in this country. Either Mrs. Maybrick poisoned her husband and deserved hanging or she did not and deserves to be set at liberty. To imprison her for life for a crime which is not certainly proved is rather illogical. Bat we presume that she is much better pleased with that nor, sequitur than she would be with the strictly logical result of hanging her for the crime of which she was con victed. Petitions are circulating in New York for the pardon of Buddenseik, the builder of tumble-down tenement houses. The per nicious practice of putting up houses that stand firm for more than twelve months, must be trenching upon the vested interests of the New York builders. We are pained to observe the denial of that story that New York's committee of twenty-six millionaires, whose united wealth is stated at five hundred million dollars, bad raised $2,600 at their first meeting with regard to the Centennial. When it was per mitted to suppose the statement true, there was a hope that New York would be able to raise the necessary funds to get ready for the filth Columbian Centennial in 1993. But now that hope is dashed to the ground by the disoovery that, according' to the usual precedent of the New York millionaires, the committee didn't put up a cent GejtbkaTi Boulangeb's new manifesto addressed: "To the honest people," indi cates that bis late political reverses have convinced him of the necessity of cultivating relations with the class to which he and his supporters have been heretofore entire strangers. , The Society of American Florists has voted to petition Congress to establish a floral school. We suppose that this will be for the purpose of securing a degree of tech nical education on the floral subject suf ficient to enable the public to select the daisy as the national flower. The American florists themselves are daisies in the fresh and innocent sense. The blowing up of a large dynamite factory in Michigan will probably retard the re organization of society on the Anarchistic plan. It will be necessary to reorganize the dynamite factory before the social ref ormation can go on. With regard to that pension of Senator Manderson's, it was claimed some time ago that it was onlyjust to wait and let the Sen ator declare himself concerning it The Senator has declared himself to the effect that "It is none of anybody's business." This may be held to terminate farther dis cussion of the subject In the Senator's im mediate circle. That patch on the exploded brewery boiler comes to light 'in time to emphasize the theory that explosions of that sort do not generally happen without some negligence or recklessness to produce them. The suggestion that Manitoba will secede from Canada and join the United States be cause the French language is abolished as the official language of that province, may carry with it a question whether the United States wishes to incorporate a foreign lan guage and foreign customs for the sake of an addition to its territory. Thebe may be a little doubt as to the de tails of the outcome of that Sullivan con viction, but it seems to be settled that there will be no more prize fights in the State of MississippL Mb. Clabkson's correction of the re port that he had chopped off thirteen thou sand political heads since he went into office, with the statement thai the totalis fifteen thousand, shows that the executive spoilsman of this administration does not propose, to abate one jot or tittle from the glory of his guillotine. The buried and defunct sewer oat in the Fifth avenue district affords a sufficient ex planation of the typhoid fever in that lo cality. The announcement that Mr. Steve Brodie. of New York, is going to float over Niagara Palls, is opposed to the general sentiment of good sense as applied to such deeds: but this one might be tolerated as an exception in. view of the fact that it affords a good prospect for getting rid of Stephen. A Second Bairman Subdued. From the Atlanta Constitution. J A Pennsylvania woman has eloptd with a second baseman. No umpire need fear that, second baseman; ho will be meek M a. Iamb' .hereafter. THE 'TOPICAL TALKEB. An Iastaaee of a Rich Man's Inability to Purchase What lit peiired WhUIIIntl and Telegraphy Tent-Life In the East End. . "A rich man can get anything he desires," said a young man some months ago In the presence of a venerable divine, a leader in bis church. "You speak foolishly," said the clergyman, "and a few years' experience will show yon that the rloh are subjected to as many disappoint ments in life as the poor. I remember the case of a very wealthy Fittsburger which may serve somewhat to Illustrate my meaning. It was a good many years ago and this wealthy member of my congregation bad not been notable at all for bis good works inside or outside the church. In fact 1 doubt whether he did anything for the church at all. Therefore when I beard of his illness I did not hasten to call upon him as I might hare done had I bad the least encourage ment to do so. But he had not been long con fined to his bed when be tent for me. I went to him at once. He was sitting in bis bed, propped up. with pillows, and the moment I caught sight of bis faca I knew mat i was in tne ante-chamber of death. I sat down beside him and tried to lead the con versation into devotional channels, but he im patiently waved his thin white hand and said: Doctor, 1 did not send for you to talk of any. thing hut what I'd bad on my mind ever since I fell tick. The doctors have told me I cannot live beyond a measurable time; it may be a few days or only a few hours. I've been think ing over my past life and it gives me little comfort My life has been successful as far as the world goes, but I haven't a friend or a relation who will regret my going. I've been a very bad man. Nothing stopped my selfish will. You are a minister of the Gospel. Can you glre me any hope? 'He looked beseechingly at me and to the best of my power I tried to bring peace to him then and there. But I conld not conscientiously tell him that he had not been a very great sin ner. Suddenly he interrupted me again and said: 'Doctor If I were tp leave half ray entire fortune to your church, would you promise me that I should recover from this illness and have time to seek Ctod's forgiveness? I will draw up a will at once to that effect It yon will promise me that' " "All l could tell him was that he might still seek forgiveness as did the thief on the cross at the last moment but that no legacy of his to the church would induce me to promise him lite or forgiveness. He was bitterly angry with me and I left him soon afterward. He died that same day. Whatever mercy he may obtain at the judgment day will not have been purchased with his money." Whis the clergyman bad concluded his story I asked him if the experience related therein was unique during his ministry. "Yes, it it," said be; "no other millionaire has ever offered money to my church or to me for forgiveness or a new lease on life. The man I tpeak of was the worst rich man I have ever known." If you do not wish to be the mark for every one in the room to hurl movables at be careful not to enter the operating room of a telegraph office whistling. It Is the one thing that a tele graph operator.at work will not tolerate. The shrill sound from pursed lips mingles with the dot and dash signals of the sounder and is nearly certain to throw the operator out It is very amusing to see a fiery, untamed messenger boy stroll Into tbe Western Union operating room whistling like a mocking bird. Every operator In the room stops work to burl some verbal rock at tbe whistler. The re ception hat been known to abash a messenger boy on more than one occasion, marvelous to relate. V At the mature age oi7X years, Willie, tbe light and joy of an Eat End household, re solved recently to acquire some camping expe rience. In the ample grounds about the house accordingly he erected f tent, and after em bellishing its walls with all the kitchen imple ments that bore any rese&blance to the toma hawks and bowls knivek of the beloved vild West, he spent the beat of tbe day in and about It This did not (satisfy William, how ever. At supper one evening he announced bis intention to spend the night in the tent "AH right" said his father, "but if you go" out there you must stay out" So a bed was rigged up in the tent and after sunset the X-year-old hero bade a fos-adieu to his- parents and repaired 'to his couch in tne back yard prairie. Nothing was heard of him until about 0 o'clock when one of tbe domestics, passing by the tent beard .a small voice ex claim within it: "Take me to my grandma's I don't like this tent" The girl took the young desperado to his grandmother's house, which was not tar distant. William wonld not I go into his own home that night He confessed, nowever, at Dreajuast that he had not spent the nlgbt under canvas. f ' I Nothing daunted, a few days afterward, William again announced his intention to brave tbe perils of tbe back yard. The bed was made up again and William affaln took a tender fare well of his father andriother. They bad per fidiously planned to make a descent upon the tent in the semblace of wildanimals or Indians. and as soon as William had retired they set about to carry ont tbe plot This programme was spoilt however, by tbe appearance of a gang of young hopefup from the neighboring bouses. There was a bucket of water with this party, and the discharge of this over tbe tent effectually dampened I the ardor of William, who .retired in light marching order to the house. Tbere is a vacant tent still in that East End backyard. . PEOPLE OP PK0MIHENCE. Thomas Bhaweb Peacock, the poet of the West is a young man full of enthusiasm. He bas large dark eyes, which seem to bo looking Into the future as far as possible. John H. Inmait, the cotton king of New York, came but of the Cot federate army a ragged, penniless boy, and reached New York 1S65, with a few dollars In bis pocket, and no friends. He is now worth $10,000,000. Eenkst Renan, the author of the "Life of Jesus," is a small man, thick set and clumsy, and he looks as If he liked tbe good things of this eartn. ills face is round, and would be coarse were it not for the noble brow and fine eyes. MASS TWAlsr asks from $500 to 1,000 for a story or sketch and be gets what he asks. Frank Stockton's price for 3,000 words is $250. T. B. Aldnch charges $300 for a few verses. Richard M. Johnston received $500 for a story recently published in Harper1 Magazine. Miss Kate Field, so tar from regretting her want of personal beauty, has a sublime contempt for a woman whose only recommenda tion is a pretty face. Certainly, the most brilliant women have not been the most beauti ful: Madame De Stael, Lady Morgan, George Eliot, for instance. Mbs. Harriet Beecher Btowe once vis ited Edinburgh, where she was invited to din ner by William Chambers, the dull but pompons publisher of Chambert' Journal, of which he was excessively vain. Airs. Stows accidentally mentioned that she believed he published a journal of some kind, but she really forgot its same. Mr. Chambers was speechless with astonishment William M. Evaets Is described as till, slender, lantern-jawed, lean and somewhat awkward. He dresses slovenly, with a collar rolled, not turned, over his neckcloth. But, lu spite of all these personal disadvantages, no Senator is listened to with more attention. In fact he 'is one of the few speakers whose elo quence recalls tbe palmy days of the Senate, when Clay, Webster, Calhoun, Benton were the leaders of their parties. Edward L. Bvrmhoame, the. editor of Scribner'e Magazine, Is unknown in literature. He Is tbe son of Anson Burllngame, who, after acting as United States Minister to China, re turned to this country as Chinese Minister to the United (States. Tbe son is a man about 45 years old.. He wears a long beard, and bas soft, insinuating manners. His voice and lan guage are' carefully studied. He was the liter ary adviser of the Scribner Publishing House before the magazine was started. An Exchange of Editorial Courtesies. jrrom the Chicago Tribune.1 Under the head of "Slightly Personal" the editor of the Hutchinson (Kau.) JVeuu speaks of "a miserable, lying wbelp by the name of Icman, who represents a jlmcrow two-by-four plate sheet called the' Kansas City Jfewi." When. the Hutchinson editor becomes fully' aroused and breaks out in a vein more decidedly personal; some 'Strong language may be expected. MASTER AND SLAVE. A Toachlna; Story of lb" Daya of Slavery la tbe Sonth How Block George Proved the Beit Friend of ill Former; Owner. IWRimiT FOR TUB DISPATCH. J The records of tbe old church aBatb, N. C show that "George Hampden was born the 80th of March. 1823. only child of Dr. George Hampden and Mary Frances, hlslwife." The old doctor at that time was one of the wealthy slave owners of the South, possessing several plantations, droves of horses and mules, and other property, real aud personal, that went along to make him Independent and rich. The tame day and hour that hit ton George was born, one of his slave women gave birth to a boy child, and the doctor and his good wife, struck with the singular coincidence of the two births, decided to name the little negro George also, and especially decree him, should both live, to the service of his baby master. The two boys grew and waxed strong; and from the time they were large enough to run about, until "Mane George" was old enough to send to college, were almost inseparable compan ions. They played together in tbe fields and groves, swam and boated together in tbe river. Black George was allowed one of bis young masters fowling pieces and together they hunted wild turkeys, squirrel and quail. Together they "broke in" the young steers and colts, and each bad a swift nagwben following the hounds. A Good and Fallbial Servant. It was black George's duty to wait in his young master's room, bring -water, brush his clothes and polish his boots. And these ser vices were rendered faithfully and willingly, for the boys were friends. White George taught black George to read and write, shared his sweetmeats with him, and fought for him when in any difficulty with other boys. When tha time came for the young master to start for college tbere was genuine sorrow expressed at the separation. During the four years at col lege many letters were exchanged between them, and after the young doctor returned home and settled down to his profession, black George was again his faithful body ser vant Along In the fifties the old doctor and his good wire died, leaving the young doctor sole heir to their large estate. Their grand old man sion was now occupied only by the young doc- wt auu ub lerTaaut; out everyone tupposea ne would toorf marry from sheer loneliness. In this, however, they were mistaken, for when the war broke out between the States Dr. Hampden was still a bachelor. Tbe services of black George In the meantime bad betn transferred to .the plantations, where be was chief overseer. Again he proved as trnsty and faithful as in his former duties; and under his supervision the number of bales of cotton In creased year by year, while new barns bad to be built to hold the grain. A Soldier's Misfortunes. When the war broke out Dr. Hampden cast hit fortunes with the Confederacy, not only volunteering himself, but contributing largely of his means to the cause, Black George was left In charge of the property with instructions to forward all surplus supplies to the army as fast as accumulated. This duty he performed faithfully until the Federal forces came in possession of that section of the country. Every thing belonging to tbe rebel doctor fell Into their bands, and of course was appropriated by tbem. The darkeys left tbe plantation and sought freedom with the Union soldiers. Black Georee alone remained and nnrtAB.vnrfl tn ra. claim the wasted property, but war's; devasta tion was too complete. He did well to subsist himself. The four years' service in the army com pletely undermined Dr. Hampden's consiltu tioh, and be returned home a physical as well as a financial wreck. A few years before the war be bad stood security In a large amount for a wealthy neighbor, now this money bad to be paid, and it took every foot of real estate belonging to Dr. Hampden to 'settle it Black George's Devotion. Black George was no longer a slave, but it was now be proved himself still a friend to his former owner and companion of his youth. Ho was strong and able to work, while bis former young master was very feeble, and could live but a short while. Ho rented a comfortable cottage, to which he moved tbe Invalid physi clan and hired a competent nnrte for him tolling in tbo fields for tbelr support Ten derly he watched the patient day by day, and often spent whole nights at his bedside. When tbe end came, be personally superintended tbe interment and defrayed the expenses out of his own pocket A few years afterward he bad a suitable monument erected to hit memory. To the inseriptlon it bore tbould have been added the words, "Erected by Black George." W. COTTEir DOWJTHtO. A STBAXGE CELEBRATION. Mexicans Commemorate tho Anniversary of tbe Torlaro of tho Emperor. Mexico, August 23. At tbe statue of Cuauhtemoc, in the Paso de la'Retorma this morning one of the strangest celebrations tha it Is possible to sea in this city, took place un der the direction of the Municipal Council. It was the 36Sth anniversary of tha tortnre of Cuauhtemoc by tbe Spanish conquerors, who hoped to make tbe last Aztec Emperor divulgo tbe hiding place of the treasure of tbe Empire. On the north and south sides of tbe statue two perfect Aztec temples bad been erected, and at B o'clock, before one of tbo largest con courses of peasle ever gathered In the paso. President Diaz Vnd four members ot his Cabi net arranged to enter the southern edifice to tbe music of tbe national anthem. For fully a quarter of a mile along the route the President traversed before entering tbe temple the broad avenue was lined with soldiers two deep. Tbera were 12 bands present and civic societies and deputations without numberfrom suburban towns. The exercises consisted of addresses, music and reading of poems. One of the orators was Governor Prospero Casavantes, of Tlaxcala, who delivered a speech in the nasual or Aztec language. At the conclusion of the municipal pro gramme President Diaz placed a wreath of roses npon the statue. This was the signal for others to do so, and the base was within ten minutes buried under garlands representing the varied flowers of the valley and a value in the United States ot thousands of dollars. Natives dressed in tbe attire of Aztecs danced about the monument and the Indians, who were present in thousands, played upon strange instruments and kept up the festivals of three centuries ago, reminding one of tbe "feast of flowers," so beautifully described by Prescott. JIB HAJESTI EDISON. How n Parisian Cotemporary Speaks of tbe Great Inventor. JFrom the New York Tribune.1 "La 'Majeste' Edison." It is In this fashion. and with large, black capitals, that the Paris Figaro announces the arrival of Edison at the Exposition. Figaro is right The young American is a king in the world of invention, and his doings are vastly better worth three columns of description than tbe comings and goings of some well-descended stupidity, who was kind enough to give himself the trouble to be bom. 3 the other Figaro says In tbe play. Edison has won his empire by force of bis genius, and without the aid of a scientific edu cation or any of tbe advantages so often en joyed by even poor lads in this age. The ex tralnboy and telegraph operator deserves all the honors Paris can give him. All hail to His Majesty Edison! Sew Up the Hip Pocket. from the Mobile Brglster.I That a man Is a man of honor Is shown by his life, by his actions, Oy the evidence he gives of character and principle not by his willingness to make an animated target ot himself on any and every occasion. Of course, there are a number of really honorable men In the Booth and West wbo are ready to use tbe pistol If they thine they are insulted, but this class will grow less as tbe years roll on. As tbe South and West grow older the influence of tbe modes of thought and habits of those who first set tled them will greatly decrease. Fostering Egotltm. From the Pnnxsutawney Splrlt.1 Young men keep up tbelr self-esteem by thinking about tha great things they will do when they grow old. Old men keep tbelrsup by lying about wbat they did do when they were young. Thus mankind are always full of egotism. m Invariable Practice. From the Boston Herald. The statement that Jay Gould churns bis own butter deserves to be supplemented with the Information that he usually puts it on his side ot the bread. MANAGER. MCTRIE'S SONG. Jfrom the New York World.3 Jnst a little confidence, Just a little gall; Just a little stick work On tbe little ball; Just a few more hitlets ." Just Inside tha flag; And by next October We'll have the silken rag. - MATTERS METROPOLITAN. Lost HIcEatlre Stock In Trade. tKxwTorur, atrasuu srr.ciALS.1 New York. August 21 When John Mc Dermott, a Harlem milkman, went to bis stables early this morning, be found the roof of the cowsheds ail ablaze. After turning on tbe fire alarm be. tried to drive his three horses and 13 cows outside. All but two were so scared that they would not- budge an inch and were burned to death in their stalls. The two cows which were driven from the sheds' were so badly burned that they had to be shot Too Mncb for tha Jsattlee. Tha caso of Annie Brown against John G. Johnson, a physician 60 years of age. with an income of $30,000 a year, was opened to-day in a Brooklyn police court Miss Brown, a slender, blonde young woman with classical features, claimed through her counsel that Dr. Johnson became too intimate with her while she was bis amannenss, some months ago. When called to the bar sbe cried so hard that she could not answer the Justice's questions. Sbe recovered quickly, however, when Dr. 'Johnson excitedly called her a blackmailer and liar, and hysteri cally denounced him as a brute. Sbe bad hardly been quieted before her lawyer and Dr. Johnson turned tbe courtroom topsy-turvy by shouting names at each other and threatening to fight Eventually the Justice adjourned tbe case to prevent bloodshed, after advising Dr. Johnson to engage a lawyer with some self-control. """" "" - Lost Her Money nnd Lover. Three montbs ago Bessie Rubensteln, a young servant girl, agreed to pay Charles Fold man $100 for getting her a husband. Feldman introduced to her David Rubensteln. Sbe asked Rubensteln to marry her, be promised to do so, and sbe paid Feldman the $100. The day after getting tbamoney tbe two men went to Europe in tbe steerage. To-day Feldman returned without money and without Ruben steln, who bad decided to remain in the old country. To-day Bessie had Feldman arrested for obtaining bar money by falsa pretenses, Canada to Remain Canada. Sir Alexander Gait of Montreal, formerly a member of tha Canadian Government and'stlll active In Canadian politics, was at tbo Gilsey House to-day. He thinks the Behring Sea question comparatively unimportant and likely to cut only a small figure In American international negotiations. He believes that Uncle Sam should not meddle with matters of international transportation, but should let the shortest and cheapest rentes grab all. tbe business. Ha regards commercial union as only another name for annexation, and Is con fident that Canada will remain Canada till tbe end of tbe world. Nearly Crazed by Desertion. Mrs. Emma Riviere, with her four little girls, deserted Mr. Rlrlero three years ago to live with tha Rev. T. Edward Falconer, a street preacher here. Rev, Falconer, three days ago, threatened to desert her if sbe wonld not re lieve him of supporting her three children by sending tbem to an orphans' borne. She re fused and he left her penniless. She begged enough money to get drunk with, went to the oorner on which he was preaching and tried to hit him. She was sent to tbe Island this morn ing, and her children were given into the care of a charitable society. WANTED A GnoST AEEESTED. Singular Ucauost Blade by a Brooklyn Woman at a Police Station. BBOOKLTir, August 23. On Wednesday Mrs. Gustavo Engle, of S33 Maujer street rushed wildly Into tha Sixth precinct nation house and told Sergeant Kitzer that aba wanted an officer sent around to her house to arrest the ghost of her husband, Tbe sergeant finally got her calmed down sufficiently to relate the follow ing story: "I was engaged in my household duties, when a man entered and spake to me. I turned and screamed. The man was my hus band, who committed suicide last June." The ex-corpse took acbairand looked admiringly around the room.. "Why are you here f" Mrs. Engle cried. "I buried you two montbs ago. For heaven's sake, get out. of here." Engle smilingly declined toieavc, and bis wife rushed out for assistance. She was told at tho police station that tbe police could do nothing for her, thatthey eould not arrest her husband for bis apparent resurrection. , It appears' thstftho ghost" disappeared from bis home on June 27, leaving his wife and four children behind. Previous to his. disappear ance ha had been out of work for sometime, and had been feeling despondent. On June 30 the body ot a drowned man was found-la New town creek, Tbe remains were removed to the morgue, and Mrs. ngla sent for to identify the corpse. 'She was sure it was the body of her husband. An inquest was held and a ver dict of suicide rendered. The bereaved "widow" bad the remains properly burled. At the time Engle disappeared his Ufa was in sured in the Prudential Life Insurance Com pany tor $250, which was promptly paid to tbe widow, Mrs, Engle is still undecided whetber to receive her husband back with open arms or not A QDEEE CHINESE LOTTERY. Novel Plan of Bettiagon Winning Candidates In Examination. Jfrom the London Times, The most famous of the many lotteries in China at the present time is that known as tbe Weislng. It is of recent origin, is most popu lar fn. Southern China and among the Can tonese, and is briefly described by tbe Consnl at Canton in his last report on tbe trade of that place. After describing the great college es tablishment by tbe Viceroy for the encourage ment ot tbe study of native literature, with its 100 acres of ground in tbe city, surrounded by hign walls and a moat Us lecture rooms, resi dences and endowments, Mr. Alabaster ob serves that although Canton Is not a literary city.there is no want of opportunities of educa tion. Colleges abound, and any boy who shows ability has no difficulty In obtaining teaching and support as long as there is hope of success in tbe examinations, which in China take the place of the race course elsewhere. Gambling, in tbe shape ot lotteries on tbe suc cessful candidates. Is licensed, and in place of putting money on the Derby the Cantonese satisfy their taste for speculation by backing favorite students. The lists of those entering are published, and the man wbo can prick on tba list ot entries tbe greatest number of suc cessful scholars wins tba lottery. Men ruin themselves buying lottery tickets; tickets are forged or stolen: promising students are hocussed or bribed not to put out their powers; examiners areit is hinted, exposed to serious temptations; but as racing encourages tbe breed of horses, so the Weislng lottery encourages tbe pursuit of learning and furnishes the local government with a considerable revenue in tbo amount given for the monopoly of carrying it on. TBI-STATE TEIFLES. Ox the farm of Charles Jones, In German township, Fayette connty, is an apple tree which measures 6 inches above tbe ground, 11 feet 11 Inches in circumference; 3 feet from the ground, the smallest place in tne tree, it measured 10 feet 3 inches in circumference. The first limb on the tree measured. 6 feet 5 Inches In circumference. The land upon which tbe tree stands was patented to Michael Franks in 1781, and the treo was probably plant ed by him. It is vigorous still, and yearly bears apples, which are not however, of a desirable variety. MeterSDALE Commercial: 70.000 trout were put into Laurel Hill creek last week by James Long, of Pittsburg. About one-fifth of tbem are Loch Leven, Bcotland, trout, tba first of tbe species ever put in a Pennsylvania stream. AuoitKxratthe Philadelphia Zoo tore the blue tulle off a lady's bat wrapped in around Its stomach as a sasb, and tnen sat posing languidly upon Its perch, unconscious of the ridiculous figure. A PAMENQEE on a palace car running out of Columbus was getting off at a station on crutches,-forgetting his wooden leg. when a thoughtful porter chased him with the limb, and earned a piece of silver. Isaac Gabxax, ot Greble, Lebanon coun ty, while cutting an old stump, found among the rotten wood aud earth $33 In gold and sil ver coin. A LEADWQ physician of Columbia, while hunting plover near Mount J oy a couple of days since, put down his gun to pick bis teeth, and In the act It was accldently discharged, blow ing tbe rim off bis hat and tinting bis brow with powder. . An Ohio man snakes his living by causing the arrest of peddlers who can 'show no license. When be is arrested in turn, la the hope of compelling him.to refund, ha takes the benefit of tha insolvency law. . CURIOUS C0NDENSATI0H8. - Thomas B. Mots has just resigned tho Princlpalshlp of the Meson, Ga., Academy, position he has held for 41 years. At a picnic at Ht Gretna a baseball nine composed of clergymen played two garnet against tbe Germanla club. Each club won a game. Jules Verne's celebrated traveler who was supposed to go around tha world in 80 days a few years ago. is now beaten ont of sight A letter makes the trip, via Vancouver, in 68 days, everything favorable. A physician of Philadelphia has learned that It is prudent to baed a warning givn him by his coachman. This physician, Dr. J. C. Guernsey, insisted npon driving a fractious horse and thus disregarded the sug gestions of his coachman. Tbe horse ran away and the coachman was thrown out ot the car riage, and bis skull was fractured and one of bis legs was twice broken. Now the coachman sues tbe doctor, putting bis damages at $10,000. Ancient Pemaquld, the objective point of the Maine Historical Society's excursion tbe other day, is acknowledged to be the most interesting locality connected with the early history of this continent its paved streets and other relics ante-dating tbe discovery of Colum bus by hundreds of years. Gosnold visited It also in 1601 and De Ments in 11105. and settle ments are spoken of as existing at that time la tbe vicinity. In 1664 Charles IL granted tha territory to tbe Duke ot York; a government was established and a fort built. Mr. A. J. Holland, of Jackson county, and Miss Ida Young, of Hall connty, both deaf mutes and graduates of the State acad emy for tba deaf and dumb, eloped and wera married In Gainesville. Ga. Parental objec tions necessitated this step. Tba magistrate submitted tba questions in writing and received tha responses in the same way. after which be handed them a piece of paper upou which was written: "Whereas, each of yon bas agreed to live together in tha holy state of matrimony. I pronounce you man and wife." This same wag repeated orally to tha witnesses. A beggar was sitting in a New York street holding out a battered bat The follow ing placard was hung about bis neck: Please, good people, help a poor blind man, who was onea rich, but wbo bas been reduced from affluence to poverty. You will never regret It Presently along came a pleasant-faced man with a sharp, shrewd eye. . He looked at thn poor old beggar curiously for a moment and then suddenly drew back his arm as though to strike blm a blow In tha face. Tha movement was only a feint but it served tbe purpose. The beggar lumped backward abont a yard and started on a run up tha arenne. winding his way In and ont among the passing vehicles with wuuuorim skiu ior a Diina man. For miles southeast of Villanow, Ga., on the west slopa of John's Mountain, on land owned by William Roper, occurred a strange disturbance of nature. It- was confined to a strip of land running east and west, and being 250 yards In length and between 30 and 50 yards In width. On that limited area the ground shows tha mark of soma mighty convulsion. Stumps were forced asunder, rocks wera snllt and huge roots torn in twain. Fissures run In every direction. Accompanying tbe disturb ance was an evident upheaval. As it passed at the east end tha ground settled back below tbe original level, while at tbe west end It was left raised. M. JJohrieber, of Sanford, Fla., is un fortunate in having snakes around his house. Recently he killed one In his bedroom, ana a few nights ago, just before day, he awoke and felt something cold and clammy lying across his feet Not knowing what tbe objectionable article or creatqre was, he brushed It off and went back to sleep, but on rising a little later, he discovered under tbe sewing machine a chicken snake abont 4 feet long, possibly a companion to tha one he bad before Killed. Tbls snake, like tbe other one. was evidently after Mr, Schrieber's canary bird, but failed to get a breakfast either in that or any other way. Lord Brassey's London house is described as a dream of loveliness from floor to celling. But the chief admiration of guests is reserved for the recently completed museum, or Indian Room, wblcb is probably unique. Here are displayed all tho treasures accumu lated during the crultes ot tbe Sunbeam arms from Java, spears from tbe South Sea Islands, pottery from all tbe world over, are neatly ticketed with a record ot their origin and tneir history. Tbe electric lights are everywhere inclosed In sea shells of the utmost beauty, whose transparency sheds aglnwlogrefulgenae over tbe whole apartment Tbe effect is per fectly novel, and suitably crowns a glorious whole. A remarkable tcene was witnessed at tho Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Churcb, in Lowndes county, Ga on Sundayilast and large concourse of people gathered to witacs! ine nDQioai evenc jar uinaeyAiouosaja, acedSl jrears, widow ot tha late Ben McDonald, wbo bas been dead 35 or 40 years, was baptized into tba Primitive Baptist Church by Elde Ansel Parrlsb. Mrs. McDonald bas not waller a step In seven years, and tbe good old preachei , wbo performed the baptismal riti is aged him self, and has been on crutches tor many years. Tbe candidate .for bantltm bad to be carried into tba water In a chair. Mrs. McDonald said she had had a desire to join the church for 40 years, but she bad hesitated on account ot a feeling of unworthlness. A most curious paper has been found in the archives of the NumDurg-Further Railway, the first railway constructed in Germany. It is the official opinion of the Bavarian High Medi cal Collegium concerning tbe probable effect of tbe general introduction of railway! travel upon tbe health of Bavarian subjects. Tbe rapidity of the new transit would, according to the learned Idoctors, "certainly causa a brain dis ease which would eventually develon'lnto de lirium f uriosum." Of course every one wbo wished to expose himself to this consequence of tbe new mode ot travel might be allowed to do so undisturbed by tba State. Other persons, however, should be protected from the perils attendant upon the rapid locomotion. Specta tors by tba wayside were liable to brain trouble after merely watching the passing steam cars. Therefore, the railway and cars thonld be con cealed from view by close board fences at least five yards high. All things considered, a better way of protecting the subjects o( the Bavarian Crown would be to forbid altogether the con struction of the railway. Tbls onlnion was given in 1837 in response to a Government in qoiry. FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES. Hens are kept busy finding the means for moving their crops Texat Stflinge. Not every bridge contractor would like to be tried by a Jury of bis piers. Tucat Sifting: A Live Link. Tramp Can I get a bite of unsafe or lathln'r Lady of the House You can; here Towser. Time. The New West Usher (at reception in Chicago, as Mr. JToot and danghtars enter) Mr. Foot and tbe Misses Feet! And yet they say Chlcajco has no culture, Puc. Visits of Ceremony. A gentleman, with his card case In band, rlnzs the bell. "Are Mr. and Mrs. B. at home?" "Yes. sir." "Very well; then I'll call again." Judge. "Speaking of cowards," said Cally to Dally, "I never yet taw a man wholly without courage." 'I have." "Who was he?" The bnsband of tbe landlady of my boarding house." Botton Courier. A Smart Answer Turneth Away Cab. Customer How do you sell ssgar this mornlnr, Mr. Scales Grocer By the ponnd. sir, same as always. Customer Well, as I want two pounds this morning, I guess I'll go across the way to Mr. Counter's.-'iMJfl'. -Mudge Now, I enjoy a joke just as well when It Is at my own expense as when It's on soma other fellow. Yabsley It's different, though, with a drink, Isn't It Mudge? Then Madge got mad, and wonldn't.speak for overs) minutes. Tern llauti Exprttt. Her Idea of a Chautauqua. Mr. McSwat (unpacking baggage at summer campmeetlng grounds) Lobelia, my dear, Idon'tsee anything of the fishing ontflt Mrs. McSwat-I bad to leave it out at tbe last moment Billiger, to make room for the hymn books. Mr. McSwat goes out behind the tent aud com munes vehemently with himself after the manner of a depraved worldling. Chicago Tribune. ' 3I0EXISO. At morn when fleecy vapors rise. The hillsides brown ascending. And flowers flash't with richest dyes - Are to the breeset bending; Before the matutinal meal, ' When we In bed are lying. How nlea it is tbe soent to feel Of toothsome fritters frylngl Botton Courier. COT-OXXX VICTOKrA. Vj-.',' The Colonel of the First Dragoons, - ' The pride of Hohenzollem's house, -t ' Would fall In balfadoxen swoons -v tfshe but saw a liny mouse. Imagine, thin, the Colonel's fear , j'-- IX foemen. whirling high tbelr bats, .. - Bhould charge so near that she conld hear. She amatol battle-cry of "Kattivv . WajMngte PoH. V. kilaBfe&?ST i mm Fg