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t Pie ESIABLISHED FEBBUABY Vol. 44. No. 118. Entered at l'lttsburg l'ostofflce, 2ot ember 14, 1887, as second-class matter. Business Offlce97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House75, 77 and 79Dlamond Street. TJStcrn Advertising Offlce, Koom 48, Tribune Huildinjr, New York. Average net circulation of tbe dally edition of Tun DISIMTC1I for six months ending August 31, 1SS9. as sworn to before City Controller, 30,045 Copies per Issue. Average net circulation or the Sunday edition of TnE Disr-ATCII for three months ending August Si, 16S3. 55,643 Copies rcr Issue. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. TOSTAGE rREE IK THE CNITED STATES. JtATLY. DisrATCH, One Year ? S CO JiAILY Dispatch, l'er Quarter 2 CO Daily UisrATCH. Oneilonth TO Daily Dispatch, including frunday. lyear. 10 00 Daily DiM-ATdi.lncludlnctunday.Sm'tlis. 250 Daily- lierATCii,lneludlng Sunday.l month SO M'mjay Disi-ATcn. One Year 2 M L! kly- Dlf PATCH. One Year 125 Tut Daily Dispatch Is delivered by carriers at 35 nuts per week, or Including Sunday edition, at fOcents per week. PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. SEP. 13. 1S89. A GEEAT GALE. Glad is the news that comes from the Jer sey coast, glad though not devoid of terror and sadness. In the light of the reports at first received from Atlantic City, it seemed as if a greater catastrophe than that which wrought ruin and death in the valley of the Conemaugh was about to overwhelm the last battalions of the great army of health and pleasure seekers at the sea side. This fear has happily been proven unfounded and the suspense is over, for yesterday the protecting arms of the railroads were able to touch the assaulted city and the garrison is being carried away in safety. The storm has done immense damage on a long line of seaboard. The great pleasure resorts of 2Cew York usually grouped under the common name of Coney Island have been annihilated almost; the more stylish villas rind boulevards of Long Branch have been battered terribly, and so on down the coast till Pittsburg's summer suburb, At lantic City, is reached, there is one continu ous picture of desolation and distress. There have been many lives lost, but not nearly so many as might have been expected. Un happily, however, the reports on this point are not all in. It is likely that marine dis asters will prove to have been plentiful in the path of the cyclone. In the matter of extraordinary weather, attended by fatal and costly results to tbe inhabitants of thi: continent, the year 1889 is distinguishing itself. There is time for more weather yet, more's the pity. 3EWAEE OP THE BAEEISTESS. In the lawyer we are more inclined to look for sagacity, shrewdness and sub tlety than absolute unblushing audacity. The challenge, however, which the lawyers have hurled at the newspaper men a second time savors strongly of audacity. Though but two suns have set upon the gory field where the newspaper men everlastingly smashed the lawyers at the game of base ball, the vanquished are once more to the front with a challenge to a second contest "We advise the gentlemen of the press to proceed cautiously. The first papers in the case are apparently straight the praecipe, that is, reveals no pit tails, but when the parties get into court a surprise may be sprung upon the defendants of the cham pionship. Our suspicions are aroused by the clause -tacked onto the challenge in which it is suggested that the vanquished parties shall at their own proper charge feast the victors. "What does this mean? Even as Sergeant Buzluzz smelt an evil affection in the Pick wickian allusion to "tomato sauce," so ought this corollary about a dinner to make the newspaper heroes wary. There is noth ing so fearful in this world as a famished lawyer. A tiger is tame compared to him. "With tbe sight of covers for nine before his mind's eye, 'each man in that team of bar risters will become reckless and relentless in his efforts for victory. "We tremble to think ot what new horrors this second con test may contain. Have the ornaments of the bar secured some new descendants of Ananias, entire worthy of their famous an cestor, to act as umnires? Or have they evolved some new process of law by which the pitcher of the newspaper nine may be restrained from delivering unhittable balls? An injunction, preliminary, ot course, might be obtained to stop every journalistic bats man from slugging the ball for three bases every time he came to the bat, if some par tisan Judge were held conveniently on the players' bench. In fact so many awful possibilities encloud this audacious challenge that we advise the ttntamed newspaper sluggers to go slow. 1"HE TEHSI0N TEHP0EABILY BELIEVED. Commissioner Tanner yesterday obliged the administration by stepping down and out He took with him, however, the Presi dent's ccnificate to his honesty. This re lieves the tension for the time; but the troubles of the Corporal's successor have not yet begun. Nobody was ignorant that the Corporal was a stentorian and diffusive talker; that his views on the duty of the Government to provide pensions for vet erans, with all the expedition and liberality the laws permitted, were of the most pro nounced sort; that he was not particular about consulting his superiors before ex pressing himself. But when all this has been said, and when it is further admitted that possibly the methods of his administra tion were not those of the cool and im passive business sort it is still significant that no charges of pensions illegally or fraudulently allowed or increased are brought forward. The change in the office might, super ficially, therefore be taken to imply that it is not the spirit or results of its administra tion but the methods which are to alter. If this be so, the person who steps into Tan ner's shoes will find it anything but an easy matter to satisfy the demands and expecta tions of the veterans aroused by the party pledges and by Tanner's brief regime, with out costuming to knock "a hole in the sur plus." The administration has happened upon its first serious difficulty. President Harrison seems to wish to carry out the pledges of his party to the old soldiers; but he has found that the powers of the Com missioner, under the existing laws, if used to the fullest in tbe interest of the veterans will produce fiscal results that the legis lators of his party refuse to shoulder. If the Corporal had Knocked no "hole in the surplus" had raised no troubling specters of "deficiencies" it is hard to believe that his speeches and interviews would have led to more than admonition or reprimand. Even the alleged laxity of his methods in business respects might have been remedied by tbe suggestion of better ways. But the alarming cost of his programme frightened the administration. Evidently his suc cessor will be expected to bring consider ations of economy as well as other virtues to the post Meanwhile, the Grand Army and other organizations of the veterans will not be less urgent than before for the most liberal interpretation of the laws governing allowances and in comporting himself re sponsively to the two conflicting ideas, the new Commissioner is reasonably sure to en counter a flood of criticism either from within or without. If President Harrison can tide over the period till Congress meets, without encounr tering new storms on the pensions question, he will be lucky, indeed. That .august body, in fairness, should then relieve the Executive from further difficulty by revis ing its legislation and making such ex plicit and intelligent provisions as can be carried out without such unedifying con flicts and confusion as the past three months have witnessed. STOCKS AND STABILITY. The renewal of commentaries concerning the embarrassed condition of Johns Hop kins University from the suspension of divi dends on the Baltimore and Ohio stock which forms the endowment, renders it per tinent to point out one or two facts that are likely to be overlooked. In the first place the representation that the institution is left with nothing but "worthless stock" on its hands, and that there is a likelihood of the Baltimore and Ohio going into bankruptcy, are either exaggerated or the promptings of interested mendacity. There is no railroad system in the country which contains better hope of solvency than the Baltimore and Ohio. Its property is worth more in pro portion to its capitalization than that of any other railroad of equal size in the'eountry. Its net earnings are large, and promise a resumption of dividends in the future. It has been embarrassed by mismanagement, and that embarrassment has been magnified by those who were interested in wrecking the corporation. But to represent the Bal timore and Ohio stock as worthless and the endowment oi the Johns Hopkins Uni versity as entirely wiped out, is wholly apart from the truth. There is, of course, a great deal of force in the assertion that this proves the impro priety of making railroad stocks the founda tion of endowments. The deduction is per tinent, under the present conditions of railroad management; but entirely fails to draw the lesson of the folly and criminality of the railroad policy which makes its stock fluctuating and uncertain, instead of endow ing it with the stability ot Government bonds. There is no interest in the country which has more capabilities of soundness and reliability than the railroad business. The fluctuation of gross earnings per mile of railroad on the entire system for the past five years has not exceeded five per cent, with the exception of one year, when it was a little less than ten. Those in net earnings have not exceeded one fifth. These fluctuations have in nine cases out of ten been caused by the abuses of the system. "When railroad managers will manipulate their own stocks, or attack the prosperity of others to carry out their own schemes; when railroad wars are waced expressly for the purpose of crippling competing roads so as to drive them into combinations, and when great capitalists attack the credit of a corporation avowedly to drive it into obedience to the dictates of other lines, it is no wonder that railroad stocks are not suitable for endow ments. But the stupidity and criminality which takes them out of the category of solid investments and invests them with the nature of gambling tools is none the less monumental. Railroad stocks ought to be stable; and the surest way to make them so, is to make the action of competition so free and uni versal that dishonesty and incapacity will be subjected to its natural and salutary penalty of extinction. PBOTECTIOH" FOB PAVEMEKTS. A dispute has arisen between the city au thorities of Philadelphia and one of the corporations that are generally supposed to have as much authority as the authorities, that should not be without instruction to other cities. Several streets have recently been improved with new and good pave ments. So sooner have these pavements been completed than an electric company comes along and wishes to tear up the pave ment in order to lay an underground con duit The Director o! Highways forbids them to do it, and the fight has reached high temperature. The action of the city official is certainly timely as a protest againat the destruction of streets by tearing up the pavements, within a year or two alter they arc put down, for the purpose of laying subterranean pipes and conduits. One reason why our streets are poorly paved is the constant repetition of this act, with the inevitable result that the relaid pavement is not in line with older parts. There is a great deal of wanton neglect about the matter. The principal street now under improvement will as it is built up require gas, water, natural gas and sewer connections at intervals of nearly every filty feet in front of the vacant prop erty. Unless provision is maae for extend ing these connections to the street line before the pavement is laid that costly work will be damaged CO per cent wherever the street is built up. Yet nothing has been done so far to secure what might easily be provided for, that all these connections should be ex tended before the pavement is laid. There may be some excuse for tearing up pavements when the advance of improve ments calls for new and unforeseen under ground structures. But to omit the precau tions against the damage which anyone can foresee, is the kind of stupidity that is criminal. A JEOFHET'S POOR BECOBD. A prophet is not without honor save in his own country. Upon this truth Lewis B. Grccnsladc, otherwise "Lewis the Light," can now reflect with mournful satis faction. For eighteen years Mr. Green slade has been following the trade of a prophet So thoroughly has he been en gaged in exploring the future that his wife asserts he has never attempted to support her and their three children. It has come to pass, therefore, that Mrs. Greenslade has obtained a decree of divorce from "Lewis, the Light," with 5 a week alimony to boot. "Whether Mr. Greenslade prophesied that this event would take place we are unaware, but it certainly would have been an easy feat There are not a few prophets, evangelists and spiritual hhepherds who reveal in their lives a curious contempt for their obliga tions. They are so busy with the future, with the messages of heaven, and with the care of other sheep, that they forget the present, their earthly duties, and the preser vation of their own souls. As to Mr. Greenslade's prophecies we are bnt slightly informed, but however accurate and mo mentous they may have been, we think he would have better applied his energies to the support of his family in some such lowly way as breaking stone than in antici pating events. Unless the prophet be illu minated by a Higher Power, in which case the being so blessed would not overlook his duty as a man, we think he is a superfluous nuisance to the world. It is a great deal better to be a good husband, a hard worker and a patriotic citizen than a humbug with a fine sounding name. J The condition of Pittsburg's trade can be contemplated with uncommon satisfaction. Conservative observers believe that the iron business will continue to improve, not fever ishly, but steadily. Other indications of a lively fall trade arc plentiful. The rail roads complain that they have not enough cars to carry away all Pittsburg's products, and echoes of the complaint elsewhere show that the country at large is unusually pros perous. One of the stoutest of Pittsburg's pioneers passed away -yesterday. Captain James Bees served this community abundantly and bravely, and the effect of his handiwork will not cease to be felt for many long years, rj For the sake of science as well as for personal and patriotic reasons, The Dis patch trusts that the domestic affliction of Kev. Dr. Holland will not prevent his serving as naturalist in the expedition to the west coast of Africa. There is hardly a man to he found in the whole country so ad mirably fitted to perform this valuable duty to science. Queex Victoria's tour through "Wales recently has not persuaded Taffy to forego his desire for the abolition of the Estab lished Churah. Common sense and determi nation are not Welsh rare-bits. Tnnnn seem to be what may be called slight discrepancies between the statements of Secretary Xoble, Corporal Tanner and Private Secretary Elijah Halford as to the Pension office disturbance. It is grievous to hear such exalted personages giving each other the lie, even though the form of the gift be sugar-coated. Poor Britishers! Mrs. Langtry says she is going to compel them to acknowledge her talent as an actress before she returns to America. It is lucky for us that John Bull is stubborn. The discovery of arsenions acid in most of the glycerine bought by Prof. Siebold, of Kewcastle, England, may not throw new light on the Maybrick poisoning case, but if it does so in a way favorable to Mrs. Maybrick, she will rejoice that she was not hanged. Acquittal after death is not satis factory. Pittsburg j ust now has a monopoly of the weather issued to tbe United States. Perhaps itjias not rained here because the baseball club is away. The hotheaded irreconcilables in the South seem bent on calling the attention of the country to their lack of common de cency and common sense. The Georgians who thrust out a party of colored preachers from a railroad car with murderous violence ought to be made to feel the hand of the law. The Pittsburg Baseball Club is not losing games at present. It is hard, bnt what is a club to do when it rams all the time. Atter having been almost destroyed by too much water Johnstown is now in danger of disaster from having too little. Her reservoirs are nearly empty and rain will be as great a blessing to tbe city in Septem ber as it was a curse in Mav. PUBLIC PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED. The Princo of Wales calls his daughter Maud "Jack." General M. C. Meigs says that wo shall be found by tlio census of 1S90 to have 67,210,000 people in the United States. Max Strakoscii, who brought somo of the most brilliant singers to this country that ever left the other side of the Atlanticrisin the Home for Incurables at Fordham, N. Y a paralytic. Sembrich, next to Patti the most accom plished singer in the Italian school, has yielded to the pressure of German music and is study ing the role of Elaa m "Lohengrin," In the ex pectation of soon singing it at Berlin. TnEitE are only two royal scientists living at the present time worthy of tbe name. One is Prince Albert, of Monaco, well known for his deep sa researches, and the other is the Arch duke Lndwjg Salvator, of Austria, a courage ous traveler," and a by no means contemptible naturalist. Sol Smith Russell's wife is a small. Intellectual-looking woman with a Bostoneso face. She is the daughter of Mr. Adams, known to fame as "Oliver Optic" Mr. Russell is tlio owner of several One buildings in Min neapolis besides his handsome residence. Ho takes care of his money. SIme. Patti will remain at Craig-y-Nos, YV..j, until October 21, when she goes to Lon don. She will sing in eight concerts-two in London andsix in the provinces, for wbh sho is to receive S2S.000 and all expenses paid. She will leave Liverpool for New York'on November 23. Sho is to sing in this country, Canada and Mexico. Karl Falkenstein is the name of the in ventor of smokeless powder. Three years ago ho was an unknown chemist in Vienna. He offered his invention to the Austrian War Office, but no investigation of his device was made. Discouraged by this refusal, he went to Berlin and had an interview with the Emperor and Count Waldcrseo. His invention was thoroughly tested by experts, and the smoke less powder was pronounced a success. Ho sold his rights to the German Government for a large sum, and is now living in luxury. CURIOUS HINDOO K0TI0KS. Somo of tlio Superstitions of ine Country People of Bengal. From the Calcutta Times.: A curious light is thrown on tho rural lifo of Bengal by the contents of a paper reprrtited lately in tho annual report of tho Bombay Anthropological Society. From this papc we are tnld the following anions other things: Snouting the namo of the king of birds (Garuda) drives away snakes. Shouting Ram, Barn, drives away ghosts. Cholera that at- attacks on Monday or Saturday ends fatally, but no cholera that attacks on Thursday. The flowering of bamboos augurs famine. In fan ning, if the fan strikes the body it should be thrico knocked asrainst the ground. When giving alms the giver and receiver should not tie Minding on different sides of the threshold. It is bad to p.ck one's teeth with one's nails. It a snake is killed it should be burned, for it is a Brahman. At night the words nako"and "tiger" should not bo used; call them creepers and insects. Do not wake up a sleeping phy sician. A morning dream always comes to fass. Devotion without headgear is wrong, ron is a charm against ghosts. A black cat with a white face is very auspicious. FOR GIRLS WHO WANT TO MARRY. A Wealthy Ocloscnnrlnn Offers to Pay S3, 000 for n Bride. Martinsville. Ikd., September 12. Twenty-five letters lie In the postoffice here uncalled for by James Morgan, the man who is reported to have advertised for a wife, saying he would pay $5,000 for a bride. Tbo man's correct name, however, is Morjran Jobnson, and ho lives at Lake Valley, Morgan county, Jud. He Is 80 years old and very wealthy. RemovnU for Cause. From the Florida Times-Union, j Tbe present administration never removes a Democrat without cause 'cause somo Republi can wants the place. I mrtn n n n r A . - rtl rfrnn I "a mint . w - I f.-. ' r ..... " f jiE ra rJVttniiMMrUV.in. '... ;'....Ki."! ? uiutaTHBiHBiJilB ma jluhual TAiittfiu. a uuaiSB in ms utiu. -uui; mail i'uuufl. ? cr "uuBHiRfAiUfitt GUTnAlFTK. ?v wtuwm mummmmmmvm Economical City Fathers Over Rock BaU Inst for Nothing Iittsbnrc' Dramatic Effort Abroad. It is seldom that a legislator or a city father is accused of being economical when he travels at the "public expense. They all take Pooh Bah's advipe under such circumstances. But an Allegheny politician assures me that not long ago a Councilmanic committee deputed to examine something other cities have and .AUegbony wants to have, were actually guilty of reasonable expenditure of the taxpayers' money. "Why," said he, "they were away three whole days and traveled several hundred miles and yet they only turned in claims for 75 apiece for expenses. It is even said they paid out 00 each ont of their own pockets rather than swell tho bill. The funny thing was that one of them who did not come back with the rcit of the committee, but went off to Europe, rendered a bill to tbe city for 93 when be re turned. Junketing tours are not what they used to be." V- When the Chicago Express No. 4, on the Fort Wayne Railroad, had but barely drawn out from the alleged station at Washington avenue, red signals barred its way and pre vented it from breaking tho record by reaching the Federal streot depot on time. After tho lapse of ten minutes it became noised through thotrain that tho tracks ahead wero blocked by a derailed passenger car. Sundry of the pas sengers thereupon left the cars and proceeded to catechise the brakemen. One passenger whose age, sex and condition of servitude it Is needless to specify, asked an angelic-faced bageagemaster how long it would bo before the train made a move in the right direc tion. With a seraphic smile he re plied that he guessed it might be one hour and it might be two. The passenger guessed he would walk and started out over tho track. No one thoroughly appreoiates the beauty of rock-ballast till he has walked on it and the ties for half a mile. It is no wonder that tho poor'tramp has murderous tendencies; a bishop would have them too if be were obliged to walk a dozen miles over ragged rocks to luncheon. Narrowly escaping once or twice a death that would have been chronicled in two lines in "Local Briefs," and might have caused Sapiens to remark tohiswifo that another fool had walked on the track for the last time, the passenger reached the Irwin avenue crossing at last. Tho Allegheny brand of pavement was a luxury after the ballast, and the shrewd passen ger walked gaily up to Western avenue. As he turned his faco toward Federal street tbe noise of a locomotive bell fell upon his ear, and looking around lie saw the train he had left ten minutes before gently steaming through the park. It reached the Federal street station five minutes before be did. There is a mof al to this true story, but for the life of me I'm not sure what it is. Perhaps the sanguine baggage master could tell. V There has been an unpleasant flavor about tho newspaper news from Louisville about the first performance of "Tho U. S. Mail" at Mc Aulcy's theater there. The reports were ex travagantly contradictory at first, though on the second day the critics of the Louisville pa pers consented to admit that "The U. S. Mail" was a success, and would be a gr;atcr one. Manager R. M. Guiick, cf the Bijou Theater, who went to Louisville to see "Tho 0". S. Mail" introduced to the world, has returned, bnt he is confined to bis bed by a severe bilious attack. The play had nothing to do with his bilious ness. On tho contrary Mr. Guiick said yester day: "The play is an undoubted success in everyway. I would not let it get away from the Bijou for a good deal. David, the come dian, caught tho gallery from start to finish, and Miss Kate Davis could not do as much as tho audience wanted in the way of encore. The costumes of the girls are the prettiest I have ever seen in a farce comedy. On tho first night it was a trifle too long, but tho audienco re ceived it with great applause all through. It will stand cutting and changing here and there, as every piece will after the author sees it with an audience to advise him. Mr. Jenks will do this with his play, of course, and I venture to predict that it will make money and a name for the author." HE W0XT DIE OP THIRST. A norso That Turns tbe Hydrant Wntcr on Without Assistance. Hornellsville, N. Y., September 12. Charles Strack, a baker in this city, has a big brown horse that he drives to his delivery wagon. In his barnyard Strack has a hydrant for supplying water for use about the barn and outbulldirgs. Somo daj sago there was some delay in giving the big brown horse his usual drink. The borso walked out of tho barn, and, golne to the hydrant, turned the cock with his teeth, let the trouch run fall of water, and then turned the cock off the same way he turned it on. Then be drank his fill and returned to his place in the barn. Since then he has performed tho same act evory day, and seems to enjoy it. CHANCE FOR A GOOD LOOKING GIRL. A Youngstown Man Wants a Domestic With Somo Style About II or. From the New York Tribune. 1 Secretory Jackson received this lottor on Tuesday at Castlo Garden: Youngstown, Sept. 7. 1839. JU. Superintendence Castle Garden: Dear sir: Iwouldnsk this favor of von. Air they anc Rerls thalr that would like to cct a (rood plase to live in a lamilyof3 growen persons too doo house work it would barter be one with some etlle and not under uenty years old and one that lSeoncsandcanbe tru 6ed at all times. Wehave never kep a clrl. Nothen but nlse and (rood looken one wilfflle the till. flas anser Yours with respect S. F. 1'ohd 110 TVest Wood st. Youngstown Ohio. THEATRICAL PEOJIISZS. In many respects "Myles Aroon" is inferior to "Shano-Na-Lawn," tbeplaywithwhich W.J. Scanlan delighted such large audiences at tho Bijou Theater tbo first three nights of this week, but Mr. Scanlan is such a finished actor and sweet singer that it is well worth seeing. The house last evening, upon its first presenta tion, was crowded to tbe doors, and a better pleased audience it would be difficult to find. Mr. Scanlan sang his celebrated "Swing Song" in bis inimitable way, and "My Maggie" and several others of his own composition, all of which produced encores. Miss Mattie Fergu son appeared to better advantage than in "Shane Na-Lawn," and Miss Helen Weathers by's Lady Glover was a pretty piece of charac ter work. TnE programmes at Harris' Theater this week contain a false statement, if a son ot the late Mr. Bartley Campbell is to bo believed. Young Mr. Campbell stated yesterday that "Passion's Slavo." now being given at Harris' Theater, is not, as printed on the bills and pro grammes, tho work of Bartley Campbell. That dramatist wrote '"The Whito Slave" and "The Galley Slave," but not "Passion's Slave." If young Mr. Campbell's charge is true, tho con duct of Mr. Winett, the manager of tho com pany, needs explanation. Charles L. Davis will introduce his old creation of Alvin Joslin in a now form at tho Bijou Theater noxt week. Tho play is called "One of the Old Stock." It is said to be a clever comedy, and to present plenty of chanco for our old friend Alvin Joslin to exhibit his well-known characteristics. Mr. Davis prides himself on tbo rare ami Deautuui lurnlturo ha shows in this play. Some pieces of it are said to be very old. Tho scenery all Mr. Davis' i9 also highly spoken of. Edmund Collier and May Wheeler sustain the leading roles in "Woman Against Woman " which will bo seen at Harris' Theater next week. The papers everywhere this play has been given are nrofuse in their praise of it especially those ot Louisville, where it is being produced this week. The advance salo began yesterday. "The Old Homestead" has dono what no play ever did before. It has won nndoubted praise from the clergy, and no wonder. They Indorse it as simple and pure, with a moral as well as an amusing purpose. Such plays aro sermons. The sale of seats has opened at the Grand Opera House for this engagement. Her gigantic majesty, Big Eliza, who weighs only 900 pounds, Is the heavy attraction at the World's Museum on Monday next The min strel cofaipany is plating to good business this week. Austin's Australians, a very high class vaudeville company, come to tho Academy of Music next week: The company includes an unusual variety of talented specialty people. 1 The Strnnco Apparition That Disturbed Mr. Hanplmnn's Hlnmbcrs. New York, September 12. A big gray horse went on a rampage yesterday afternoon and caused great consternation in the Twelfth pre cinct. While standing with a mate In front of an express agon belonging to Meyer Garos labsky in front of No. 45 Dolancey street tbe horse became frightened, reared on his hind legs and finally broke loose from the wagon, carrying the pole along. The infuriated ani mal rushed along to Delancey and Clinton streets, where tho pole struck a letter box on a lamp-post and the animal ran on the sidewalk. Pedestrians rushed to the middle of-the street. Sergeant Lemsen. sitting at his desk In the De lancey street station honse, saw the animal flying by the open window, but before he could reach the door it was out of sight, and a vast crowd of people were standing in front of Mever HaUDtman's rrrnnorv otnrp. on thA nnrtrl. east corner of Delancey and Attorney streets, nearly opposite to the station house. Hero the scene was extremelystartling. Cella Hauptman, 20 years old, and Annie Hauptman, a child, were in the store waiting on customers, and near them were Bessy, a servant for Mrs. Goldfang. and Fanny Mendel, a 13-year-old child, when suddenly the doorway was dark ened, and the horse came tearing in and made a bold dash for the narrow passageway between the counters. The women and children sought refuge behind the counters, and fortunately es caped injury, but tho horse kept on and en tered the rear sleeping room. Mr. Hauptman was dozing on his bed and was awakened uv the clatter of tho horse's feet. He sat up in time to see the gray animal fill up the doorway. In a moment the horse planted his two front feet on the bed and fell over upon tbe soft mattress, apparently contented with his strange sur roundings and comfortablo resting place. Mr. Hauptman rept out at the foot of the bed and surrendered it. Alter the excitement was over one of the girls who were in the store fell on the sidewalk in a faint, and this gave rise to a rumor that Esther Hiuchfeld had been knocked down by the horse and slightly injured. Tbe damage done by this suddenly crazed horse was about $100. Ho was claimed by his owner and taken away. THE ADVANCE OF THE SEA. Just Where This Thine Is Going to Slop It Dllfbt bo Difficult to Say. From the New York Sun.J Year after year for the past 20 summers tho outpo3ts and defenses set up on this coast against the invading surf are carried by storm. Lino rtfter lino is rolled back; whole settlements havo retreated and repeatedly mado a stand inland far from the places they first occupied, and the retreat still goes on. Coney Island, Sandy Hook, and Staten Island have suffered from this invasion of the waves. On the south beach of the latter region traces of old home steads are found at low water mark, and with in the memory of spme of the old inhabitants nieadonsflourished and corn grew where clams are now plentiful. But without going into hearsay evidence upon this point, one has only to look at the beach itself. There he will find the roots of pine trees more than half way out from tbe present line of high water. Tbe trees that stood there are wnll rpmpm. bercd by many persons whose recollection need only go back somo 10 or 15 years. And we are told the evidenco is the same all along a con siderable portion of tbe Atlantic seaboard. Just where this.thing is going to stop it might be difficult to 'say. Perhaps some scientific men will say that in ages nast the sea here abouts came very much further inland than it does at present; that it receded, and has now taken a notion to come back again. Well, it certainly doos look a little that way. Every, new storm appears to bring tbe water further up than the one that came before it. But let the wild winds whistle and the break ers roar; the continent is a big one, and can stand a good deal of encroachment. Besides, there is consolation in the reflection that, if we are heavy losers just hereabouts, some other region is in a like degree a gainer, for whatso ever tlio sea takes away it may not keep, but must presently elsowhero deposit the same. SHE TOPPED THE QUESTION, They Got Married and tbo Bride Stole Her Motlicr-ln-LnvrM Jen-els. ISI'ECUL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.1 Waterbtjry, Conn., September 12. Last week invitations were sent out for the wedding at St. John's Episcopal Church September 16, of Mrs. Bcssio Norton and Charles Kench. An elegant breakfast had been ordered at tbe Tro, mont House, and the young couple had rented a house for which tbeywere buying elaborate furnishings The bride refused several bouses because they had no conveniences for her horses and coachman. She was a beautiful woman, nearly ten years older than Kench, elegantly dressed and talked much about her wealth, bur she was a stranger here, stopping at Mr. Kench, Sr.'s, house. Charles Kench, who is 18 years old, bad become enamored of her several month ago,' it seems, while ho was working on tho block signal system on the Consolidated road at the junction. Sho lived in Stratford, and said she was a daughter of a brother of Dr. Depew. He had about forgotten her, however, when she met him on tho street here last week and said she wanted to marry him. She told how she had married Frank Norton, of Thomaston, but having soon found that she could not love him. had obtained a divorce and now returned to her first love. Mr. Kench joyfully acquiesced and took her to his parents. After she had given him the slip on a train at Union City ho iound that she had robbed his mother of a quantity of jewelry. SORROW F0K SUNSET COX. The Ohio Society In Kerr York Passes Somo Appropriate Itcsolntlons. New York, September 12. The Ohio So ciety, at a special meeting to-night, adopted tbe following resolution: The Ohio Society meets to-night to express its sorrow for the death, and its appreciation of the social and civic virtues of the Hon. Samuel Sul livan Cox, one of its most beloved members. He was a man whose natural talent was ripened by study, travel and reading, and whose personal virtues, good sense, gentleness, courage and intcerity won for him the love and admiration of a wiilcr circle of personal friends than has gath ered about any statesman of his day. His public service was long, useful, eminent and honorable, and his loyalty to the principles of popular gov ernment unswerving. Grief for his loss Is as widespread asms sympatnics and his memory will he cherished as long as our flag shall wave over a people proud of their ablest, best and brightest clil7ens. 'this society tenders to his widow their heartfelt sympathy and their hope that the benediction ot his genial and loving spirit will temper' the asper ity of her grief. liesolrcd. That a committee of 15 bo appointed by the President to attend the funeral. The following are the names of the gentlemen ovcrnor anion Uerrr rogg, wcnciiii iviigvr owayiitr. vivin o. lirice, Hon. Warren Iliglcy, General Thomas Ewing, General II. U. Burnett, Kenjamln Lo t'evrc. It. f l'lexlolto. Hon. Al. It. Southard, Colonel W. Ii. Strong. ColonclJoseph I'ool and Colonel N. M. Granger. DEFIANT POOL SELLERS. Thry Occupy Government Property nnd 'Refuse to Move. ISr-ECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCIt.l Washington, September 12. Tbe Secre tary of tho Treasury has received a telegram from Sacramento, Cal., statinc that a firm of pool sellers havo taken possession of a building on the site for the Government building there, under claim of a lease, and aro plying their Business in aeflance of the State law. Tho matter was referred to Supervising Architect Windrim, who reports that tho building in question was not purchased with the site by tlio Government, but is tlio property of the venders, who were privileged to remove it. Still the Government has jurisdiction over tho land, and tho Solicitor of tlio Treasury has been requested to notify the District Attorney at Sacr.unento to cause tho premises to bo va cated immediately. ODD ITEMS FROM FOREIGN SHORES. THE Gorman Museum in Nnrnberg has bought Princo Snlkonski's famous collection of armor and weapons for 551,000. Specialists estimate tbe value of tho collection at J3OO.C0O. A LAROEand very important discovery of uranium is reported in Cornwall. Itisatruo fissure vein, tho ore containing ap average of I per cent of the pure metal, going up as high In many places as 30 per cent. Tho market price ot uranium Is 812,000 a ton. Probably the longest "bee" lino railway in the world is that from Buenos Ayres to tho foot of tho Andes. It covers 340 kilometers, or about 275 miles, and i3 as straight as an arrow. Tbo highest crado is about three feet to tho mile. It crosses no ravino and no stream, and thereforo no bridge. AN example of the depreciation of agri cultural land in England was afforded within a fortnight whouar farm in Lincolnshire was of fered for sale. The highest bid was 2,100, al though tho property cost 6.700 18 years ago, and a considerable sum has since been ex pended In improvements. THE last annual report of tho Richard Wag ncrSocietyin Germany shows an increase of membership during tho last year from 0,000 to 8,050. Tbo expenditures exactly equaled the receipts, 511,000. Two thousand five hundred dollars wero expended on the education of poor young students of Wagner's music CHy Wntcr Works for Allegheny. To tbe Editor of The Disrates: In your Issue of the 10th Inst, yon have an article on "The Water Problem" for Alle gheny, in which reference is made to a company furnishing water to the city of Allegheny. There is no reason why Allegheny cannot build and operate water works for herself as cheap as any company would be likely to do. Of course a private company takes tbe work be cause there Is money in it, and this profit ought to be more than that due to any mismanagement on tho part of the. officials. It seems to me, tbe scheme as outlined, is tbe same as that which has been discussed during the past few years in the Engineers' Society of this city and in tbe public press. Superintendent Armstrong's idea seems to be to take the water from above Claremont, pump it into the reservoir in that vicinity, and lay a wrought iron main to the present city service pipes. Mr. T. P. Roberts improves upon this by suggesting tho building of a filter system in one of the several islands in the Allegheny river, ana in this respect copying after quite a number of European works, and somewhat after several that are now in successful operation in the easte rn part of this country. In 1S87 the undersigned made a suggestion to some extent combining the two above; but, instead of building new pumping works at Claremont, to bring the water in the brick con duit from the filtering works to a large pump pit to be built in the vicinity of tbe present loca tion of tho pumps, from which the water would be pumped substantially as now, and that a large additional reservoir should be erected in the vicinity of the Eleventh ward, and at the same elevation as that of the Troy Hill reser voir. The estimated cost of this is probably within the combined cost of the first two, and equally efficient. In addition to this, if it was cnosen to Duua or sumcient size, the city oi Pittsburg and tho boroughs, Wilkinsburg. Sbarpsburg and Etna might also obtain their supply by pro-rating the cost of furnishing the water. While this, in outline, is the present idea of tho undersigned, still it is subject to such change as detail surveys, examinations and estimated cost and running expenses might, suggest. So far as 1 know, such surveys and examinations have not yet hcen made suffi ciently n detail to warrant a final determination upon this question. In The dispatch of August 31 there is an article signed by J. H. McClelland and appa rently written from St, Moritz, Engadine, Swit zerland, treating on tbe water supply of that place. The article contains the following: "But tbe practical engineers of the company put their wits to work, and. regardless ot cost, brought the machinery and other details of the process to its present state of perfection." It seems to me that this contains the gist of the wholo matter. Allegheny, while having spent somo money, has not up to this time em ployed anyone of a national reputation on the question of a water supply. To bo sure, in the tail of 18S7 Prof. D. M. Green was employed to make an examination. In the first place. Prof. Green, among water works engineers, has no prominent reputation in that line of w0rk. Secondly, to the best of my knowledge. Prof. Green was on the ground less than a week; and hi3 reports and estimates were based largely i'wu Duficjr prcviuuaiy raaue; said survey, however, being rather primitive n its details. In conversation with one of the committee after the report of Prof. Green was presented, the Writer aSked WhV hP hail hwn ennlnH the substance of the reply was that his services touiu us ouaunea cheaper than that of any other engineer corresponded with. The ques tion arises In my mind as to whether it was cheaper. Certainly Prof. Green was paid but little (about $500) for bis services; but, so far as I can see,it;was not worth more. If such men as Frederick Graff, of Philadelphia; Rudolph Herring, Joseph P. Davis. A. Fteley, of New York, had been employed? Allegheny would probably have paid $2,000 or more for their services; but in all probability would have bad a good deal more to show than in the present case, and, if such men were employed as men tioned above, they could give in substance all there is in relation to water works in success ful operation in this or European countries. The question of spending one or more million dollars for supplying Allegheny with water, is one that should be referred to experts, and not be decided by laymen, however prominent and skillful they may be in their own lino of work. By experts, I mean men that have a national reputation as such, not those that call them selves experts. I never heard of Allegheny Council, when she had a law suit on bandend ing for a surgeon, or, when an accident oc curred and men were suffering, to send for a lawyer however eminent they might be. The fact that Allegheny has been for a dozen years or more discussing tbis subject shows this to be a fact. As a resident and taxpayer of the city of Allegheny, I would rather pay my proportion of $20,000. if necessary, for tho proper examination and determination of this question, and, as far as I have talked with others, this seems to be the general opinion. It is cheaper to make your experiments on paper than in the construction of works, as has been found out by Pittsburg.. J.H.Harlow. -Allegheny, September 1L A Dnncerons Bathing1 Place. To the Editor of Th e Dispatch. 1 The unfortunate drowning of Sheriff Mc Candlcss' oldest son at Lock No. 1 on Tnesday last should prove a warning to boys of tk dangers attending bathing In that vicinity. The warning will prove, however, morb effective to parents, for it is unlikely that that portion of "Young America" which indulges in the pleasure of river bathinc can be intim idated by any number of examples of this kind. Owinjr to the severity of the polico regula tions farther down the river, the boys of Pitts burg havo been driven to tbe vicinity of Lock No. 1 for their bathing-place. There being few dwellings and no bridges in the vicinity, bath ing is not considered so much of a public nuisance as it is elsewhere. Tho only parties who have entered complaints against the prac tice here are the officers of the Monongabela River Packet Company and truth compels the statement that they havebeon justified In their complaint, for ladles on tbe steamers have been treated to many unexpected and disagreeable sights at close proximity, as tho boats pass in along tho crib to tbe lock. But in referring to tbis subject I wish to call attention to two points. First, that tbe vicinity of tbe lock is an extremely dangprous place for children to bathe, particularly those who bave not yet learned to swim. The operations of dredec boats and steamboat wheels have made the bottom very irregular and lumpy. There are shoal places even in mid river whero little boys can wade at low water, yet close alongside may be deep holes where one false step or the yield ing ot the foothold in tho soft sand, may cause the urchins to reach water beyond their depth. So also is the main shore between tho crib dan gerous from tbe same causes, which are greatly aggravated by the swells of steamers, which often bodily wash the bos away who may be wading along the narrow strip of fordable water. Yet to most boys tho steamboat swells furnish the greatest sourco of delight, for aboy tiding the swells can fairly imagine himself en joyintr a veritable surf bath. I think it is sato to say that ten boys aro an nually drowned In the vicinity of Lock No. 1, and that during the last 20 years fully 200 per sons have lost their lives here. Tbis is a terrible record for one locality, and probably exceeds in the numbor of lives lost that of any bathing place, area considered, to be found in tho Country. Yet to this place hundreds of boys, ranging from as young as 6 to as old as 0 years, during the heated term dally go to swim. The second point calling for attention is tho necessity for providing a better and safer place lor oar boys to learn tue art oi swimming, as it is nuw in this city tbo number of persons who cannot swim must be on the increase; but that every person, and certainly that all our youth and men, should know how to take care of them selves In tbo water admits of no question. Frequent indulgence in swimming develops a taste lor bathing, and this leads to greater per sonal cleanliness and more vigorous health. If there wero places roped off along our river banks at suitablo localities, and presided over by a police officer with life-savins apparatus to rescue those in danger beyond the lines, it would be well. Tho city, however, should maintain a better system of covered bathing boats, and then moor them where they would bu accessible to the greatest number of people, and until this is done we may expect many repetitions of the sad accident which befell the son of Sheriff MeCandless. T, P. R. Pittsbueo, September 11. A QUIET CEREJIOXr. Miss Eveline Schwartz Wnn Married to Dr. W. II. Mowry Lnst Nlsht. Lastnieht a very interesting wedding took place at No. 54 Bidwell street, Allegheny. The contracting parties were Miss Eveline Schwartz and Dr. William B. Mowry. Owing to death in the Schwartz family early in the vear, tho wed ding was nuictlv conducted. None but tho tmmediato friends of tho contracting parties were present at the ceremony. The two little nieces of tho bride acted as maids of honor. Miss Schwartz was dressed In a very simple dress of plain white. Rev. John Fox, of the North Presbyterian Church, tied the knot. Tho hearty congratulations of all present were extended tbe happy couple, together with numerous and costly presents, after which all sat down to an elegant repast furnished by Kennedy. EIJ ill Hnir.ird Mill III. Washington, September 12. Private Sec retary Halford will remain in Washington until entirely recovered from tbo effects of his recent attacks of tenesmis. from which he ral lies more slowly thin usual, Wek of tbe Ocean Wave IKEW YOBXBUBXAU SMCULS. Nzw Yobk. September li-Tfce 3.660 sew immigrants In Castle Garden to-day were a pale and weak-kneed crowd. Most of them were still seasick. They had all arrived on the steamships which came up the bay test eight and this-morning, and had been terribly shaken up by the storms of yesterday and Tuesday. Some were still so weak they could not walk. Several have been put under medical treat ment. Among tbe 1,000 steerage Tjasseneers on tbe White Star liner Teutonic were a Mormon Cider and two new converts of the Latter Day Saints. He sold that a. company of 200 Mor mons were preparing to .come from England 'and males to the Uplted States In one of the Guiofr line steamers. Most of he cabin pas sengers on the Teutonic, especially those in clined to seasickness, found it necessary to growl at the captain's enthusiasm for a quick record to Sandy "Hook. This enthusiasm led blm-to refuse to stop for either ot two pilots that were met not far off the Hook, so as to save time. When the Hook was reached after dark no pilot was to be found to take the boat Inside, and she lay out all night rolling on the waves, The Teutonic's time to the Hook was 6 days, 7 hours and U minutes. Tbis Is seven hours potter than her record on her only other westward voyage. Among the Teutonic pas sengers were A. M. Palmer, theatrical man ager, and family: 'Btfroa Von Meyerburg, Im perial Austrian Consul at New Orleans; S tephen Williamson, M. P., and Colonel John Hay. All In tho Spelllnjr of the Name. If the Rev. Mr. McAuley had only called himself the Rev. Mr. Macauley, he would now. be preaching to the Jamaica, ii L Presbyteri ans for $2,600 a year. As it is, ho will continue preaching in Boundbrook, N. J., for $1,500 a year. The Jamaica Presbyterians have no pastor. Some weeks ago the Rev. McAuley. pastor of a church in Boundbrook, delighted them with an eloquent sermon. They decided to give him a call. At a subsequent chutch meeting it was objected that the Rer. Mc Auiey's name was; "too Irish" and should be withdrawn.The ohjectorswere the moneyed men of the church. The only other available candi date was Rer. C J. Yonng, of Elberon. Mc Auley is 85 years old, and clever: Young Is 53 years old, and has seen his best days. At last night's meeting 133 ballots were cast 87 for Mr. Young and 46 for Mr. McAuley. Mr. Tonne's election was made unanimous. Elder Hen drickson showed his feeling against the new shepherd by movlne to redqee his salary to1 $2,000 from $2,500. The question was postponed. Dnngerous Weapon for a Lunntle. Family troubles and lack of money and work unbalanced Oliver A. Samuelson's mind and ruined his health. After giving him bis coffee in his room this morning his daughter Ada started down stairs. She heard a step behind her, and, turning around, saw her father .fol lowing her with a revolver In his hand. Bhe screamed, and he fired at her. Tbe shot en tered the wall two inches over her head. The young woman ran down stairs with him after her. As she reached the basement floor he fired another shot through the banisters. Just then John Curley, a young man who was visit ing the owner of the honse, rushed out with a revolver in bis hand and attempted to get up stairs. Samuelson saw his head as he ascended, and, thinking that It was bis daughter, dis charged his weapon. His aim was defective, however. Curley returned the shot and con tinued up the stairs. As soon as he reached the top he saw Samnelson draw the large blade of a penknife across his throat and immediate ly afterward fire a shot into the middle of Iris breast. Before an ambulance could be sum moned Samuelson was dead. Chinese Learn ta Boycott. John P. White erected recently inMott street a new five-story building on tbe site of an old storehouse which he had long rented to tbe Wing Wo Hlng Novelty Company. When the new building was done the Chinese company asked Mr. White to let tbem sell josses and chopsticks, and the like at their old stand, for the old rent. Mr. White answered that the company would hare to pay a higher rent for quarters in the new building than that it had paid in tbe old one. After some hot Chinese invective against Mr. White, the negotiating agent of Wing Wo Hing said "no coee" and left. He went straight to tbe Long SrTee Yong Club rooms, and persuaded the club to organize a boycott against Mr. White and his new building. The next day boycotting placards against Mr- White were posted la the windows of all Chinese-ratmdrlcs in Mott street i From that day to this Mr. White has not got a single tenant, and bis big building is as empty as tbe finishers left it His attorneys are se curing papers for the arrest of Wing Wo Hlng, tbe head of the boycotting firm. EIGHTEEN EATTLESNAKES. A Nc,t of the Reptile Discovered and All or Tbem Killed. rSPECIAt, TZLKOIvAX TO THE DISFATCS.T New York, September 12. Mr. A. H. Hon kle, of Newton, N. J., while surveying the county line between Sussex and Warren coun ties, near Newton, last week, stepped upon a large fiat stone. In a moment he beard a rat tling, buzzing noise under his feet, and saw a large rattlesnake colled near the stone darting its tongue in and ont. Another snake was just crawling under the stone. He jumped off the stone, out of the reach of the coiled snake, and called hia assistants, Amos Vangorden, Daniel Shoemaker, James Ktshpaugh and Frank Kim bal. They killed tbe coiled snake with sticks. It measured 6 feet 6 Inches, and bad 12 rattles. When they raised the stone they found quite a holCsUnder it filled with 17 rattlesnakes. The smallest was a foot long, and the largest 3 feet 6 inches. The men set on them with their clubs and killed them alL STRANGE TilEI SHOULD KICK. A Buffalo Company Objects to Its Houses Belnc TJsed for Fire Wood. Buffalo, September 11. The Union Iron Company were to-day complainants in a singu lar case. They showed a vacant lot on Ham burg street on which last Saturday stood a small one story and a half frame cottage. Sun day morning tbe neighbors, to the number of several hundred, concluded that it would make good kindling wood, and in less than two hours tbey had removed every vestige of the house. The police did not venture even a re monstrance. The company own several other cottages and demand protection. Concrcss Under Queensberry Rules. From tbe Baltimore American. I John L. Sullivan is rather undecided about his future plans. He may go to Congress or be may go to jail, as either career is open to him. As a Legislator, he will be Invaluable in promoting the interests of his constituents, as tbey may rest assured that either bis motions or their opponents are sure to be carried ont. TRI-STATE TRIFLES. A Philadelphia locksmitn does a good business going from bouse to house In localities recently ransacked by thieves. Every one wants his bolts and bars mended when bis neigbborhas been robbed. Ben Wilson, a colored pugilist Nof Sha mokin, was recently fined 67 cents each for 85 oaths, and in dcfanlt of payment bo was com mitted to jail for 85 days. A crank at Altoona wanted a telegraph operator to send bis lore to every operator In the world and to collect the costs on delivery of the, messages. A dandelion which has grown to the top of a ten-foot polo is tho product of a Lock Haven trues, patch. -Tnouon provided "with four legs, a West Chester chicken was untble to scratch a living. Some marvelously largo tobacco, some leaves being SG inches long, is being cut upon tbe tobacco plantation of John Miller, near Lock Haven. A man by the name of Owens found a snake on Captina creek, in Monroe county, O., last week that bad two distinct heads. It was a variety of water snake and, has been preserved in alcohol, and 'is now In Woodsfield. Both beads were apparently perfect in ovcry re spect. AYOUNOladyof Rockvllle, W. Va., has a luxuriant dark brown mustache. She seems to . take a great deal of prldo In It and cannot be educed to shave it off, ctJirtir! Jay CfosW .; M in vatery atirvbtftta Hast A huge Mttisffce Mrltf sidewalk wmsmoC the sMsts at the other day. ' -Chirks CfcmMMs), i,Xtii Dakota, MMJmjMp has foaag valuable depot of ssJt Ms fcsm sear Bismarck. 1 AUrge'MgleM sfct am "!?' Delaware coosty, oa Xo4tjr. Jat sst1sm to its demise it idled a haa. A. huge rattlesnake k BonopoHiing tie kiteSea of Joha Carty's beast, MM gstiuneM. N.J. Ha-is ufider the Seer, xddeeltoas to learo. i - As old prospector rsely MtitA Idaho Springs, CoL, who at oae ttee vm ax ing H.080 per week, yet be hod te be bwiea by. charity.. "4fife Mr. H. WilliaBM asd MJ Xarihi -Critsb'ea were married tbe other Ujr! at' (Nay ton, Ahk, after a courtship of oe aut4k.!'HM young man Uofily 13 and tbe bride. f There Is a pond la New Jester ,1mn the sacred Iotas of the Sast has boooma estab lished and proved itself hardy, attbeega 1b Mm winter tbe wrfaeeof tbe water Is treses ever.- la AsgBst, IMP, 1,060 verts fit? stamps were setd is Portland, Ore as sgsjaet' $1,000 for the same mouth Is ISg. There aet? now 13S shins ob tbe way to tb oltv frem r. T:- wjtu purio. H. N. Harding, of Calaeaa, G., f ports that U rattlesnakes were kitted is me" log near his heme la the Tweaty-feartb district one day last week. There was oae large aad ten little ones in the lot. Among the inscriptions ja her albas most prized by Mrfle. JPatti-Nteelfei la this, by the elder Dumas: "Being a man aad a Chris tian 1 love to listen to yoursfaglas.btlf I were a bird I should die of envy." A large and very important diseeveryV of aranium is reported In Cornwall. It Is tra t ' fissure vein, the ore containing as average of. 1 per cent of the pure metal, going up as high in many places as 30 per cent. Tbe market price of uranium Is 112,080 ton. Williasa Wilkinson.of Patas eeaaty, Florida, killed a 360-pound hear last week la Wet Bay swamp, near his home. Tbe bear had killed a hog the evening before, and Mr. Wilkinson faced him in his den next day and silenced him with a load of buckshot. A BaillloB Mannlieher rifles hare been ordered by the German Government from the Steyr factories, which hare been working ex clusively for the Austro-Hungarian Govern mens for nearly a year past Oa October 1 the whole array and the Landwehr will be armed with thera. The man who baa beea going around Orange township, O., cllppteg tbe hair' oft the tails of horses, has at last beea cAacht. He turns out to be insane! He explained teat he wanted the hair to make a bed, aad toek bis captors US a care in the woods where be bad three bags full of hair. . ; , There are alleged to have beea mamj Instances of colored persons taraing white, but the case of a Yamaeraw, Ga., woman is most remarkable from the fact that her nleee a few years ago also became a Caucasian to aH appearances, and that ber skin drops off ia big flakes. She Is almost entirely helpless, ber limbs being paralyzed. Her illness begaa. with, her change of color. 'The plague of fleas which is annoying tbe residents of Cambridge, Mass.. is aceo anted for scientifically by a Boston paper, watch says that the number of companies of educated fleas now performing in the dime museums in the country have increased to such an extent that they have beep obllsed to visit Harvard College at Cambridge for the purpose ot putting the finishing touches to their education. The amount of water passing over Niagara Falls varies with the height of' the river. Prof. Ws D. Gunning estimates the average amount at 13,000,000 cubic feet per min ute. Allowing 62 pounds to tbe cubic foot, tbis would give a total of 502,500 tons per min ute, or 25,312,600 tons in 15 minntes, of which somewhat more than two-thirds passes over the Horseshoe Falls. Other estimates place the total amonnt passing over both falls as high as 100,000,000 tons per hour. The rate-cutting mania is spreading in the West Jcffersonvllle, Ind., is the Gretna Green of runaway Kentucky couples, and a very comfortable business has been done there In the tying of the matrimonial knot. For $7 SO elopers could be married, the sum including license, magistrate's fees and the service of a witness to swear to the lady's age. But tbe spirit of competition got to running riot in the two matrimonial agencies. The old firm, to meet competition, cut the rate to So: then tbe opposition came down to SJ, which was met with S3; then, in tho madness of liralry. tha new firm agreed to provide all the official requisites . for nothing, and now has all the business. The funeral of Dr. H. H. Tucker, an eminent Baptist divine, which took place at Atlanta a few days ago, was unique In many respects. Dr. Tucker left a letter giving in structions concerning his funeral. He directed that he be buried In a coffin of wood in order that It might rot. He instructed thatprayers be offered for anybody connected by affinity or consanguinity with his family: for anybody who had ever dono a favor or good turn to him or his family; for everybody who had Injured him in any way. There was to be no address ot any kind st tbe funeral and no tnniic, only prayers and reading of Scripture. His orders were carried out to the letter. Agigantio bone, part of the femur or thigh bone ot a mastodon or some other huge prehistoric animal, is on exhibition In a Port land. Ore., store. It was purchased from a man .who declined to state exactly where be found .it, as he says there are other bones around the place, and he expects to And other parts of tbe skeleton of the huge beast. The bone, which is well preserved, is nearly three feet long; and tbe head which flt.ed Into tbe socket in the hip Is 12 inches in circumference. Many who saw it and who had seen bones of other masto dons said this was the largest they bad ever seen. It is certainly a whopper, and must tave belonged to a gigantic specimen of the masto don giganteus. FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES. Easily Avoided. Old Gentleman (passing through hall) I don't want to sea yon kiss my daughter niraln. young man. Do you bear? Young Man (In parlor I do, sir. I'll close the door the next tlmc-Xcw York Sun. THE SCHOOLS ABE OPEN. Now the birch rod's pitter patter Can be heard throughout the land, And at meals'the festive schoolboy Usually prefers to stand. St. JoitpK (Jfa.) Seia. A CONTEUrED ANALOGY'. The good die yonng; the'bad live on. And sin grows bold and hauihtyi They even cut the rood trees first And leave behind the knotty. Philadelphia Prut. "What are yon doing, sticking a hill on my fence?" said an old gentleman to a man with a paste pot. "Not exactly" ivaa the reply, 'I'm bltlln a stick." And he looked with critical scorn on the plctnre of an actor unknown to the gallery which he was pasting up. Sew York Tri bune. The Great Preserver. Miss Trimount And to think that, after all these thousands ot years, there should be so much water In the sea! One would suppose It would have dried up long ago. illss Kornpacklr-Yes. that's so. But then, you know, it has heaps of salt in It, and papa says tbe way salt preserves things iswonderfal. JVeio Tor Sun. THE ANNIE LAURIE OF TO-DAT. Her brow was like tbe snow-drift, Her neck was like the swan, . And ber face It was the fairest That e'er the sun shone on. But she went to the beach for bathing. And ber fair complexion's spoiled: Her cheeks aro tanned and her nose Is red As a lobster when It's boiled. Hotton Courier. How He Escaped. Chief of lynching partyWe will give you J ust one minute to say your prayers. Captured borsethlef (sppcallngly) May 1 say tbem In my own way? Chlcr-CerUlnly. Horsethlef You promise not to Interpose any obstacle? Chief We promise. llorsethlercwlth dignity) Then I must haTe a praycrbook. 'Will some gentleman In the crowd please lend me one? Chicago Tribune. UPON NEAEZE VIEW". Some things we admire " respectively seen. With the fraud or attire Or of distance between, Besolve at the touch Into cutles of air; And what appeared much Is a trilling affair. But the saddest to scan Is the fellow, alasl "Who looks like a man, But behaves Uko an ass. -raiktOelpMa Prett. S A i.