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Democrats Issue an
to Their Constitu
ents Against the
FEDERAL ELECTION SCHEME
The Measure is Declared to be a
Menace to the Republic.
A LIVELY DEBATE IN THE HOUSE.
Maiden Address of Yam, Eandall's Pictur
COLORED HEAEEKS IX THE GALLERIES
The debate upon the Federal election bill
in Congress is becoming lively and intense
ly partisan. Northern Democratic mem
bers have made a formal protest and appeal
to the public. They assert that the meas
ure is unconstitutional and a menace to
free government. The colored people are
greatly interested in the debate.
rrHOM A STAFF COBEESrOXDENT.J
"Washington, June 27. The second
day's discussion of the Federal elections bill
warmed np considerably, and each side
fought with a vigorous partisan will, though
no Democrat to-day quite equaled the
declaration of Mr. Hemphill yesterday,
that the whites must rule the South or leave
it, and they did not propose to leave it. Mr.
Hemphill is a young man, but is very
temperate, deliberate and one of the ablest
of the Southern members.
USED BY THE OPPOSITION'.
It is assumed that he weighed his words,
and thev are, therefore, being made use of
very liberally by the Republicans to-day
as being a Irank declaration that the Demo
crats of the South intended to suppress the
negro vote and made no secret of it. It is
no exaggeration to say that the eloquent
speech ot Mr. Hemphill has enhanced the
probability ot the enactment of the bill into
Other and older Southern Democrats are
more politic, if less irank, and deny vocif
eronsly that there are any un'air elections
in the South, privately explaining their
apparent departure from the truth by say
ing that there is notbing unfair in prevent
ing a negro from voting.
The leature of first interest in to-day's
debate was the maiden speech of the vener
able Richard Yaux, successor to the late
Representative Randall. Mr. Vaux was
very picturesque, with his fine straight
figure and lion's mane of flaxen hair toss
inc about his neck and shoulders as he
shook his head with eloquent gesture.
A CONSTITUTIONAL ARGUMENT.
Mr. Vaux confined himself to the consti
tutional phase of the question, and while his
best points were roundly applauded, it was
more as an evidence of good feeling and de
sire to encourage than from any great lorce
of his arcument. Mr. Kennedy, of Ohio,
followed with some very telling points,
which had more of humanity it less of con
stitutionality in them, and was evidently
much more to the tastes of the galleries,
"which contained a large aggregation ot col
ored people, who listened with interest and
delight to the Republican speeches, and sat
silent and almost fierce when Democrats
had the floor. Lightneb.
A PROTEST ENTERED.
NORTHERN DEMOCRATS APPEAL TO
The Federal Election BUI Declared to be a
3Iennce to lite Republic A Partisan and
Sectional Measure An Allusion to the
'"Washington, Jnne 27. The Northern
Democratic members, of the Houseof Repre
sentative have prepared the following
formal protest against the National election
bill, now under discussion in the House:
The undersigned, representing in the Con
gress of tbe United btates constituencies in
States north or the Ohio and Potomac river:,
feel it their duty to their fellow citizens to
briefly call their attention to the extraordinary,
dangerous and revolutionary nica-ure now pro
posed by the leaders of the party in power for
E&ssage in the House of Representatives,
nder a donbttnl construction of the Constitu
tion this bill proposes to substantially take
from the States and local authorities control of
all elections at which members of Congress arc
balloted for, and hand the tame over to United
States Judges appointed to othce for lite, and
Chief Supervisors of elections.
NO PRECEDENT FOE IT.
If the power claimed resides in the Consti
tution, which we deny, the Republic has gone
through the difficulties of the formative period,
made heroic struggle against dissolution,
triumphed and successfully readjusted itself to
changed conditions without the exercise of
such power by the Federal Government for 1U0
years and over. Mr. Jefferson and the fathers
of the Republic would hive considered such a
proposition as this as dangerons as an open at
tempt at centralization.
This bill is a purely partisan measure, in
tended primarily to contiol the elections for
Concressand Presidental electors in all tb.
States, and to intimidate, bound, obstruct and
harass b political prosecutions iu unfriendly
hands the adverse majorities in the cities of
the North. To this eud it gives to the control
of the Chief supervisor of elections, a body
of Federal police spies, who are authorized to
make domiciliary visits, superintend the
naturalization of our foreign-born citizens,
place the citizens under "strict scrutiny of these
trusty and unprincipled Federal detectives for
dajs both preceding and following an election,
and in every way subject him to the power and
control of said party mercenaries of government
in a way at utter variance with republican in
stitutions and the great principle of American
freedom, home rule.
A COSTLY SCHEME.
To carry on this scheme of Imperial Govern
ment millions of dollars will be taxed from our
people, and the judiciary of the United States
prostituted to the basest partisanship in the
management of elections. And these invasions
of the liberties of our people will be left, for
safety, to partisan juries in the Federal courts
composed entirely of the men of the party in
t pon er.
The Constitutional objections to the bill are
set forth at lengtu and the report concludes as
In view of the great danger to the rights and
liberties of the people, and to the principle of
local self governments involved in this bill.
we respecttullv appeil to American freemen,
without regard to party, to enter timely pro
tost by WiV of Dublin monrini. nr ntlipnvii
against this consolidation or government, the
destruction of popular rights and the very
foundation of American liberty, for we indulge
no mere rhetorical flounn when wo solemnly
affirm on our lojalty as citizens and on our
honor as Representatives, that this vicious and
nnpattiotic measure is a most serious menace
to the very lire of the Republic.
THE ISSUE DEFINED.
The issue is. shall a political party elect itself
and keep in power by paid agents, who are to
control the political elections in all the States?
The signatures are as mllows: William S
Bolnian, C. B. Buckalew, "William M.
Spiinger, "William McAdoo, Amos J. Cum
mmgs, "W. F. Willcox, JamesKerr, Samuel
Fowler, William Parrett, J. Chipman.
Benjamin Sliivelev, C. A. McUlellan. J. B.
Brown, J. "W. Covert, A. N. Martin, C. H.
3Iansur, D. B. Brpnner, J. B. "Williams
"William Mutchler. Richard Vanx. ttJ
MSish. Joseph H. O'Neil, Massachusetts:
Andrew, Charles H. Turner, New
York; "William Stahlnecker, John Tarsney,
J. A. Geissenhainer, E. P. Flower, "William
D. Bynum, Elijah V. Brookshire.
THE DEBATE IN DETAIL
MAIDEN EFFORT OF THE AGED VAUX
He U TJmpnrlnc In Ills Denunciation of
the Proposed Federal Election Lnw
K'ennrdr. of Ohio, the Ciller Speaker
for the ItepnblicnnK.
"Washington, June 27. Hanger, of
"Wisconsin, was the first speaker upon the
Federal election bill to-day. He strongly
advocated the bill. He said that the ob
jections made to the bill by Southern mem
bers constituted a deliberate insult to the
Mr. Covert, of New York, said that the
bill was an evidence of the distrust felt by
Republicans of a Government of and for
the people. Recently the Speaker had at
tended the banquet" of the Americus Club
at Pittsburg. He had" spoken, after long
years of silence, upon falsification of elec
tion returns, bulldozing and all the harrow
ing details of Southern outrages. Why he
had spoken after that long silence he (Mr.
Covert) was unable to say unles he was
conscious that he was at the time addressing
a deliberative body. He had spoken of the
emergency that confronted us.
USED TO EMERGENCIES.
The Republican party was used to meet
ing emergencies. Tbey had met them iu
Indiana when they sent in Dorsey with his
money and Dudley with his floaters and
blocks of five, and Quay, the archangel ot
the party. This bill was intended to undo
the work of the fathers of the Constitution.
The clause of the Constitution upon which
it was lounded was allowed to remain in the
Constitution only upon solemn assurance
that it was intendea solely to meet the emer
gency of the refusal of a State to send rep
resentatives to Coneress. The small army
of Federal officials at the polls with powers
superior to those possessed by the inspectors
of the State of the people signaled and
heralded the end ot the government by the
people and for the people. "Where, then,
would be that government? Gone, as the
leaves swept away by the blasts ot autumn,
cone lorever and the people of this Republic
would no longer govern themselves. This
proposition was to brine back the returning
boards of Florida and Sonth Carolina the
days of the Electoral Commission the days
that every patriotic man would forget if he
A TOICE FEOM NEW YOBK.
Mr. Flower, of New York, denounced the
bill as unrepnblican, undemocratic and un
American, as a measure constructed upon
the idea that the small Republican majority
now in Congress had better legislate for the
people than the people themselves. Any
court that would lend itself to the excution
of the corrupt purposes and become the un
scrupulous servants of the political oli
garchy would richly deserve the censure it
was sure to receive.
The history ot the political prosecutions in
one of the Federal courts was already rank
with unscrupulous abuses of the law, and
this bill, if passed, would add more chapters.
Among all the other acts of this Congress it
stood pre-eminent as a mostrecklessunddes
perate measure to maintain a minority in
power in this country whose purpose was to
offer an opportunity for fraud The bill
sought to provoke conflict between State and
Federal officers, and never before in thatf
history oi tne country nau there oeen such a
jumble of local and Federal functions in'any
law. The attempt to control State officers in
the discharge of their duties is a dangerous
and threatening incursion into the domain of
local self-government that no thirst for
power can justify and no hypocritical pre
tense of a desire for a free ballot and a fair
count can excuse.
NOT THE PROPER TIME.
The Republican party bad chosen a most
inappropriate time to enact a law interfer
ing with local control of elections. The
last Presidental election, with its fat fry
lngs, its blocks of five, iu pay envelopes, its
special committees to raise iuuds to be dis
bursed under the supervision of prospective
Cabinet officers and its multifarious methods
of doubtlul propriety, aroused the people to
a sense ot the dangers that beset the elective
lranchise, and throughout the country the
agitation for a reformed ballot had gone on
until in many States the reformed ballot has
been adopted, and there is an encouraging
prospect of its adoption in others. It is best
to leave this subject to be dealt with by
the public conscience iu the several States.
The system already enacted in some of the
States is expensive to the people, it being
estimated that the expense of the adminis
tration oi thelawnewlyenactedinNewYork
for a single election cost $1,000,000 for bal
lots alone. It was safe to estimate that the
bill would be $G.500,000 for a single election.
The Republican party had become quite an
expensive luxury, and the people were rap
idly educating themselves without it.
A CONSERVATIVE MEASURE.
Mr. Smyser, of Ohio, said the measure
was conservative and not radical. The great
cost had been spoken of; but it were well
worth the cost to secure honest elrctions.
Moreover, the cost had been greatly exag
gerated. Inspectors would not be needed
in the great majority of districts. In 19
Ohio districts there was no need of United
States election officers; but there was need
of them in the First and Second districts.
The cry of the South was that it wanted
to be let alone to work out its own destiny.
That had been tried for 15 years. He did
not know whether the South was any nearer
the Kingdom, but he protested against it
seeking to work out the salvation of the
North on the same line. "What the South
wanted was to be let alone to appropriate
the negroes' rights and do with the black
man as it pleased, and he protested against
Mr.Vaux, of Pennsylvania, said the bill
virtually overturned the Constitution and
destroyed the form of government. The
supervisors, he said, might carry their au
thority to the election of Senators. They
might go into the legislative assembly of
his State and say to one they met there.
JUST AS AN ILLUSTRATION.
"Are you i member of the Legislature of
the State ot Pennsylvania?"
"Walk out, then," and amid roars of
laughter, Mr. Vaux himself suited his
actions to his words, walking nut of the
aisle as farts the Speaker's desk. "There
was not a fair and free vote in your county."
The Supervisor would then strike the
member's name from the list, always pick
ing out a Democrat becanse it seemed to be
the fashionable idea that villains were
Democrats. Laughter. Mr. Vaux then
proceeded to criticise the language of the
majority report with relerence to the words
"Make or alter." Shaking his finger at the
members clustered around him, he said he
wanted to tell them that by this bill the
power to choose their representatives was no
longer vested in the people, but in a Federal
election officer bought to do the bidding of
him who appoints him. And in order to
give a further respectability to his appoint
ment, the act provided that the Circuit
Court Judges were to do the appointing and
the judges were to be brought into the dirt
and tilth of partisan politics.
ENFORCED IN THE NORTH.
He wanted to tell his friends that th
Democrats of the North would see that
Maiue was one of the first places where this
law should be carried out. If it cost ?15 -000.000
they would see it carried out in the
North; aud every dollar wrung trom the
Western iarmers would be the seed of angry
This bill made slaves of men to Federal
officeholders. Our forefathers had brought
on the Revolutionary War and had sepa
rated from Great Britain because they did
not believe in taxation without representa
tion. He warned Congress that the time
might come when legislation depriving the
people of representation would drive them
to another revolt Jor tne same principle.
Loud applause on Democratic side.
Jlr. Kennedy, nt Ohio, said that it was
idle to say that the majority had ruled in
this country, and that fact was a splendid
illustiation of the patience and forbear
ance of the people, when it was considered
that the ballot box had been trampled under
for the purpose for defeating the majority in
exercise of their constitutional right.
THE M'KINLEY IDEA.
All pretense that Grover Cleveland was
elected President of the' United States by a
majority was subject to the further state
ment that at that election a large number of
qualifled voters, who would have cast their'
votes against him, were not permitted to do
so, and one who would have been defeated
in a fair contest had been declared elected by
th? w'ii ot the majority. It was a startling,
thing that men whose personal character was
above reproach should be willing to become
the beneficiaries of the most glaring and
outrageous frauds when they ytere com
mitted for partisan purposes, although they
were thereby covered with dishonor.
The Constitution was mandatory in re
quiring n reduction of representation in the
case of States which permitted the rights of
citizens to vote to be unlawfully abridged.
When the apportionment was made under
the new census, it was the duty of Congress
to make this reduction in the case of these
Southern States if they persisted in de
priving their citizens of the right of sul
lrage. And if this Congress did not enact
a fair and honest national election law,
giving to every voter black or white the
right to cast his ballot into an honest ballot
box, and protecting him in his life and
property before and alter election, it would
fail to do one of the things expected ot it
by the people.
THE QUESTION OF IGNORANCE.
If the ignorant black man was unworthy
to exercise the right of suffrage, let him be
stricken from the enumerated list of citizens
entitled to representation and with him let
the iguorant white man be stricken from the
list also. If ignorance was the rock of
danger, let us erect the light honses of
The discussion was interrupted at this
point by Mr. Butterwortb, of Ohio, who
presented the conference report on the
legislative appropriation bill and demanded
consideration for it, despite the protestor
jvir. .Breckinridge, ot Kentucky, wno in
sisted that it was not generous to take up in
that way the limited time devoted to the
election bill, although Mr. Cannon, of
Illinois, called attention to the fact that the
special rule provided for the intervention of
appropriation bills and represented the
urgent necessity for speedy action upon
these bills, in view of the early expiration of
the fiscal year.
Orders were entered setting apart Saturdav
and Monday nights lor debate upon the
election bill. The House tnen took a recess.
HAS TO HAVE HELP
la Order to Travel Through Ibe United
M. Simon Liger, of Paris, is a guestat the
Seventh Avenue. M. Liger is traveling
through this country on business connected
with his firm, which is well known and
highly rated in France. He is unable to
speak either English or American and finds
it necessary to engage an interpreter where
ever he goes. When he arrived iu the hotel
a gentleman present translated his observa
tions to the clerks.
It turned out that he wanted to discover
Consul Max Schamberg's office and there
find an interpreter. Accordingly, a mes
sace was dispatched to the consulate, in
Smithfield street, aud an interpreter pro
cured, but this individual could only speak
German, so he had to be sent hack again,
and quite a time elapsed before the right
man could be 'found.
CANX0T BE REMODELED.
Result of an Inspection of the Jackman
Buildloff on Peon Avenne.
Building Inspector Brown stated yester
day afternoon that the Jackman building
could not be remodeled for the Duquesne
Theater, as its condition was too shaky.
There is no danjrer,, however, of the build
ing falling, as it is well propped np, and
the Inspector will see that every necessary
precaution is taken while it is being torn
down, it that is decided upon.
. The First Evangelical Protestant Church,
at the corner of Smithfield street and Sixth
avenue, will not have to be torn down. The
tower and Ornaments have been removed,
and it is found that the walls are in good
condition, and the tower will be re-erected
and the ornaments replaced in a more sub
An Artificial Defent.
G. D. Harris, one of the defeated Demo
cratic candidates for Stats Senatorships in
North Dakota, passed through Uuion
depot, last evening, on his return from
.New xork. Mr. Harris is still sore
his defeat, which he states to have
what be terms an "artificial one."
LOCAL ITEMS. LIMITED.
Incidents of a Say In Tiro Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading-.
Rev.M. B. DkWitt. D. D., of Nashville,
Tenn.. and Rev. LB. Self, Secretary of tlie
State Sabbath School Association of Colorado,
both ot whom were delegates to tbe Interna
tional Sabbath School Convention, which
closed its labors last evening in this city, will
preach to-morrow in the Wylle avenue Cuin-
berland Presbyterian Church, corner of Wlie
avenue aod Congress street. Key. M. B. DeWitt
at the moraine sprvice, at 1030, and Rev. L B.
Self, in tbe evening, at 7:45.
Prof. Elias E. Barakat, the converted
Syrian, will lecture to-morrow ovening at the
Eighth U. P. Church, Federal street, Alle
Cheny. Subjects: "Mission Work in the
Orient; Present Persecutions by Mohamme
dans; Slavery in Egypt," and Mr. Barakat't
work against it while in the Sondan with. Gen
The alarsa of fire from box 123, at 10 o'clock
last night, was caused by an explosion of
natural gas on West Carson street, near the
Clinton mill. Tbe only damage done was to
tbe street, and that was immaterial.
Patrick Norton, of Mt. Washington,
swore ont a warrant before Alderman King
last night against James Horeley, claiming
that tbe latter threw stones at him when he
went home at night.
Miss Hawthorn, of 19 Windsor street, and
a lady living at 121 Monterey street, reported
that their watches were stolen in the Alle
gheny parks yesterday duriutr the jubilee.
Mrs. Sarah Fltnn was yesterday arrested
and lodged in the Fourteenth ward station, on
a charge of disorderly conduct, preferred by
her husband, Mr. William G. Flinn.
To-morrow night, by request. Rev. Br. R.
T. Miller, of the Bingham Street M. E. Church,
will preach to the Senior Order of American
James Murpht, of Bates street, was ar
rested yesterday aud lodged in the Fourteenth
ward station, on a charce of keeping a disor
Chief Beown has issaod an order to the
police instrncting them to kill all unmuzzled
dogs found running at large after July 1L
Mrs. Mary Harmer, who was married in
Syracuse. N. Y., two months ago, is in this city
looking for her husband, John Harmer.
THE Coroner will to-day bold in inquest on
tbe body of Mrs. Frank Brown, who died in a
boarding house at 135 Second avenue.
THE Sixth ward school, of Pittsburg, held a
picuic jesterday at tbe school grounds. Over
L000 children were present.
Humane agent O'Brien has entered suit
against Robert Morrow, an Eleventh ward
baker, for wotklng a sick horse.
Josie Brooks will have a hearing before
Magistrate Griop to-day on a charge of keep
ing a aisoruenj uuuac.
THE Allegheny Market Committee postponed
tbe ordinance lasrnight on the government of
tbe market house.
MIKE Wabchis suod George Fisher before
Alderman Bj ers yesterday for assault and bat
tery. The Sandusky Street Baptist Sunday School
picnic will be held at Ross' Grove next Tues
day. OVER 1,000 children attended tho Mt. Wash
Jnctou school jubilee yesterday. a.
If in every bouse a H'tle of Piatt's Chlorides
were frequently used much slckiicsj would be
Hot Weather Dresses.
Cool, light dresses and waists for hot days.
JMBCEIiS-SS JONES, ZU JTlItU SVC
-THE LAST SYNDICATE
Has Purchased the Roach Ship Yards
and Iron Works and Will
BUILD VESSELS FOR AMERICA.
None bat Englishmen Are Allowed to Hold
Stock, bat Some
BONDS WILL BE SOLD ON THIS SIDE.
Fieures Showing That end Dividends Can tie Very
An English syndicate has secured control
of the Roach navy yard at Chester and the
Morgan Iron "Works in New York. Ameri
cans will only be allowed to invest in the
bonds of the new concern. Good profits are
IRFECTAI. TZLEORJLM TO THZ DI8FATCIT.1
New York, June 27. Arrangements
have been completed for the sale to an En
glish syndicate of tbe John Roach ship
-yards in this city .and at Chester, the price
agreed upon being 54,000,000. The trans'er
will be made in a few weeks, and then En
gland will go into the business of building
our ships in this country, at perhaps a great
er profit than she nowgets for building them
in her own ship yards.
The purchase will be made in the manner
which has proved so popular with English
investors. A stock company has been formed
in London under the name of Boach's Ship
Building and Engineering Company, Lim
ited. Its common stock is ?1,500,000, its 8
per cent preferred stock, $1,600,000, and it
issues $1,500,000 of 6 per cent bonds.
ALL TAKEN IN ENGLAND.
According to the terms of sale, part pay
ment may be made at the option of the
directors in common stock. None of the
stock is to be placed in this country, and all
of it has been taken up by private subscrip
tions in England. The property secured
includes the plant at Chester and the Mor
gan Iron Works in this city,
In connection with the sale, some highly
interesting information is made public re
garding the profits earned by John Roach in
his business. A well-known firm of Lon
don auditors has been examining the books
of the concern from 1872 to date, and it re
ports that Mr. Boach's profits lor the ten
years ending in Februarv, 1885, were $4,216,
837, or an average of $421,683 a year. Re
garding, the years 1885 and 1886, when Mr.
Roach and the Government were in hot dis
pute, the directors of the new company say
that they have thought it fair to exclude
those years irom the estimate.
The work done during the subsequent
years to date are reported to have neen:
1887, $829,716; 1888, $1,203,307; 1889, $2,701,
384. Tbe estimated profit on the last year's
business is placed at $427,322. On the basis
of present earnings the purchasers expect to
pay 12 per cent on the common stock.
THE AMERICAN MANAGERS.
The Board of Management of tbe new
corporation iu the United States will con
sist ol John B. Rodch. President of the
Chester Works; George E. Weed, President
of tbe Morgan Iron Works; Henry Steers,
President ot the Eleventh Ward Bank and
member of the Naval Advising Board, and
William Rowland, of New York. Chas. D.
Freeman & Co., financial representatives of
the new corporation at 7 Wall street, said
that the securities of the company were not
to be issued puolicly in Loudon until to
day, but that all the stock had been pre
viously taken in advance. Freeman & Co.
have $200,000 ot the bonds, which they have
been privately offering to their customers.
This is their circular:
We inclose herewith the preliminary pros
pectus of Roach's Ship Building and Engineer
lug Coumany. Lira., showing the basis of the
contempUtea issue or tbe debentures and
stock ot tho new organization. The allotment
has not yet been made, bufwe are entitled to
10,000 ($200,000) of the debentures. Those of
our friends who desire to invest their money at
6 per cent cannot bave a better opportunity.
The issue will probably be advertised in Lon
don on Saturday, the 23th. before which time
we will accept subscriptions for debentures at
par. Charles D. Freeman & Co.
DEATH'S SUDDEN CALLS.
EDWARD WUNSCH KILLED ON THE SMITH
FIELD STREET BRIDGE.
Another Youthfpl Bather Drowned Gallant
Conduct of His Little Companion The
Kerosene Fire-Llcbter Meets tbe Usual
Fate Oilier Accidents of a Day.
Edward Wunsch, aged 22 years, a car
penter employed on the building of the
false work for the widening of the Smith
field street bridge, was instantly killed at 5
o'clock last evening. Wunsch was assist
ing in tbe construction of the frame trestle
work and was working down near the water
line, when a heavy timber lying on the
trestle about 20 feet above him, was shaken
so that it overbalanced and fell. The tim
ber struck Wunsch on the back, crushing
him against another timber, fracturing his
spinal column. The friends of the deceased
reside at Manaynnk, near Philadelphia,
anu uie coroner win snip too remains there
Terry Davis, a 12-year-old boy, son of
Griffith Davis, of Arlington avenue, Lower
St. Clair township, was drowned yesterday
alternoon while bathing in the Mononga
hela river near the month of Beck's run.
He and another boy were bathing tocetHer
when youngDavis was taken with cramps.
His companion, a lad named Mowry, swam
to him and in an attempt to save him, al
most shared the same fate. The drowned
boy's body was recovered two hours later.
Mrs. Anna Berkoveo, 20 years old, died
at the Southside Hospital yesterday. On
Thursday, at her home, 2901 Carson street,
she tried to kindle a fire with kerosene.
Charles Beyer was crushed yesterday by
a fall of slate in' Sanford & Co.'s mines,
Cedarville, and both legs broken. He was
taken to the West Penn Hospital, where he
will probably die.
Philip Kine fell from a platform at the
Chautauqua Lake Ice Company's store,
Thirteenth street, yesterday, and" seriously
injured. He was taken to the West Penn
Dennis Callery was badlv crushed hv an
ingot in Jennings Steel Works, Allegheny,
yesieruay. n was lasen to bis home in
the West End.
BEF0EE BEEAKFAST BITS.
News of the Dny Briefly Told for nnrrled
Stanley's book has been issued in London.
Ex-Ejipress Frederick will arrive at
Gottlieb Scuausle, a brewery employe at
Louisville, fell through an elevator shaft aud
At Belgrade the professors of the university
gave a banquet to ex-King Milan yestprday.
Enthusiastic speeches were made in favor of
The tbreo persons kidnaped by bandits In
tho San Nicolas district about one week ago
have been released. The amount of tbe ran
som paid has not been learned.
The New Henry M. Stanley was successfully
launched by the Murraysrillo Manufacturing
Company, and will be towed to Ironton Tues
day to receive cabin and machinery.
The American riflemen, under Messrs. Wer
enburg, Sleburg and Meyer, arrived at Han
over, and met with an enthusiastic reception.
They marcned in procession through the prin
cipal streets, escorted by the Hanoverian Rides.
See our line ol summer necknear.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Filth ave.
Men's pajamu s In madras, flannel and
silk, 53 50 to $11. ' 7
Jog. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
SATURDAY, JUNE '28," 1890:
TOLD OUT OF SCHOOL.
Continued from Second Page.
Coney Island. Harry Baird. of the Second
ward, will visit friends at Leetonia, Ohio. -
FOND OF FICTION.
LITERARY TASTE OF OUR FUTURE
ZENS AND CITIZENESSES.
Some Want Stories nnd Other f ensntlons
Why One Boy Would Llko to be tt
Batcher Little Ladles Wbo nre Opposed
to Copenhagen Others Find Von In Tt.
Another group of little ones was invaded
by the interviewer. Their tastes were as
varied as their complexions, but all talked
interestingly and to the point Some of
their remarks were highly original, the best
of tbem being sfollows:
"What do you expect to become when you
grow upr was asked of Master William Gieser,
of the FJrst ward.
"I expect to work."
Tom Sarver said: "I am 9 years old. I like
to eo to school, but I like vacation better."
.Blaine Scott said: "I am another 9 year old.
Not interested in politics."
"I will stay at home this vacation," said Ed
Miss Laura Campbell was asked: "What do
you like to read best in the papers?"
"What studies interest you the most J"
"Everything but history."
Ella Beitz charmlnclv nnt herself on record
in this wise: "I shall spend my vacation in
Bradford," and Annie Campbell remarked: "I
like the stories best in tbe papers. Will go to
"Hike Copenhagen," said Miss Bertha Clay,
while Miss Mary Cox replied: "Stories are the
best things in neuapaners."
"Put me down for Delamater," exclaimed
Charles Keirn, "because he is a Republican."
Miss Lydia Ludwlg was interviewed. She
said: "1 don't like Copenhagen."
Mary Ruth 1 love stories.
"Adventure stories are my favorites," said
THINKING OF THE FUTURE.
Master Thomas Gallagher said: "I want to
be a machinist, because there is lots of money
"Sensation is my choice." remarked Charles
Rape. "1 read all the murders in the papers."
James Gallagher gave this reply: "X want to
be a butcher, then 1 will have pure meat."
An interesting little First warder. Miss
Annie Norns, said: "I read all the stories I
Clara Demoss I like story books.
Charlie Van Voy I am going to take a
Ada Lownds I like the jubilee ever so
Among the Tenth Ward school children The
Dispatch representative found some lively
boys. One or tbem was Eddie Crotzman. "t
might take a notion to go up Salt river with
Pattison," said the 10-year-old.
Lizzie Snyder was put down as saying: "1
think arithmetic is the best study."
John Johnston The jubilee is splendid.
Harvey Patterson said: "I do not like Copen
hagen, becnuse there is too much kissing."
Nora Sarver was asked what she liked to
read best. "The papers," she renlied. Minnie
Johnston ald: "I like to study United States
history, and admire Washineton best of all."
Frank Headrick "I like Copenhagen."
"Because it's fun."
"I want to be a plumber, said James John
son. 10 years old.
"Because It's a good tade."
John Crotzman, Esq. I am having lots of
Bright boys were plentiful as blackberries in
summer. The reporterran across one James S.
Young, ana interrogated blm In this fashion:
SYMPATHY FOR THE DUNBAE MINERS.
"How do you like vacation f"
"Beautiful: but I will "b'e glad when school
"Where will yon spend the summer r"
"On a farm at Upper St. Clair."
"Do you like to read ?"
"Yes, sir: ancient literature is my choice,
while 1 am anxious to hear from tbe Dunbar
Master Sam Scott is a colored boy. He was
approached with this question: "What do you
look at first In the papers ?"
"Baseball aews, then funnv things."
Myra Means I am 14. Will go to Greens
burg soon. .
Geneva Crum 1 expect to leave the city this
Elizabeth Maun I watch tbe papers to get
tbe news from the bnrled miners.
"1 will spend my vacation in the house," said
Miss Mav letting. "Bead books, especially
"The Pansy books are my favorites," said
Charles Hill, of the Second ward school.
spoke these words: "I am pitcher for tho
Beech Street Stars, but don't expect to be a
professional ball player."
"1 will camp out at Leetsdale," said Charlie
'Hike to reid the fairy story in The Sun
day Dispatch," said Walter Pearson, the ex
Mayor's son. " "In the Dark is very good.
Marshall Follerton The jubilee is bushels
Abbey Montgomery I am twirler for the
Harrv Price 1 will spend my vacation at
Brookville. Master Robert Barker remarked:
"Yours, truly, will spend his vacation in Soho.
Pa." "I'm going to farm," said Burt Gib-on.
Harola White I am baritone of the quartet in
the Second ward schooL
"The Dispatch is the best paper," said Will
Gardner. "I read the papers just to get the
baseball news," said Brice Welsh.
Miss Rebecca Kinsley 1 am 14. Will go to
Tillie Gordon I am going to Westmoreland
Tom Wayland, colored, said: "The negro has
as much right here as any Caucasian."
"We will take a bicycle trip to Cleveland,
Canton and Columbus," said Charles Pollock
and John Minnich.
LATE NEWS 15 BRIEF.
San Francisco's population is placed at
Two deaths from cholera occurred at Gan
Another invasion from tho Soudan is ex
pected at Cairo.
Tbe Sultan has consented to cede the Zan
zibar coast to Germany.
The Illinois Steel Company declared a div
idend of S3 a share, payable August L .
By tbe latest census it is shown that San
Francisco has a Chinese population of 24,000.
William Bunker was hanged yesterday at
Pine City, Minn., for tbe murder of his sister-in-law.
The French Cabinet has decided against
submitting the Zanzibar question to an inter
Boston building trade sinkers stick to
their agreement, and will fight tbe master
The Union Labor party of the Eighth Con
gressional district, Indiana, nominated Oliver
McCurry for Congress.
The Pelican anl Ormonde Clubs have each
offered 1,000 to prevent the Slavln-McAUliffe
match from collapsing.
Ex-Senator Thomas W. Palmer, of Michi
gan, was elected President of the National
World's air Commission.
Tho Baltimore and Ohio will not purchase
tbe Fittsbun:, Akron and Western, as it has its
own line under construction.
Evidences of a terrible massacre were dis
covered in a Minnesota town by tbe finding of
the bones of 200 human beings.
An excursion train over the western divis
ion of the Erie, tear Andrew, was badly
wrecked and four persons fatally injured.
At New Orleans yesterday General Alexan
der Oe Clonsr, the leader of the regulators in
the Bajou Tre Techs section, died, aged 78.
The Pope will take up bis usual summer
residence in the gardens of the Vatican after
the celebration of tbe festival of Saint Peter.
Tbe St. Louis Ore (pd Steel Company has
cone into tbe hands of a receiver to protect
the stockholders. The company is perfectly
The reign of tho cowboy is "over in the In
dian Territory, the final round-up beine com
pleted. Thero are 00,000 bead ol cattle in the
The British sloop or war Daphne arrived at
San Francisco jesterday from Coquimbo. Tbe
Daphne and tbe Nymph will salf shortly for
Original package men are being severely
denounced in Kansas, and indignation meetings
are held daily against "Missounaus, cutthroats
Fifty thousand men in the Darheim dis
trict, England, are on tbe eve of a strike In
sympathy with their fellow laborers in tbe
The late Thomas C. Sloaue, of New York,
has by will left J75.000 for tbe Sioane Labora
tory and 200,000 to Yale College, available on
the death" of bis wife.
Turkish soldiers and tbe congregation of a
church which they bad attempted to ransack,
had a battle In which 13 men killed and 33
wounded in Elzeroum.
Two little girls named Harrington were
Killed by a railroad train at South Somerset,
Mass. The elder child lost her lite while try
ing to rescue the younger one. v
DlION IS CHAMPION.
The Lively Colored Boy From Boston
Town Defeats tbe
GREAT ENGLISH BAHTAM-W.EIGHT.
Eighteen Eonnds WitnoBsed by 1,000 Spec
A NDMBBE OP TITLED ISD1YIDDALS.
After the First Brush tbe American Forced the Ffjht-isg-l
George Dixon, colored, bantam-weight
champion of America, defeated Nunc "Wal
lace in London last night. The English
man was knocked out in 18 rounds.
;bt cable to tot dispatch.!
London, June 27. Copyright. The
fight for tbe bantam championship of the
world and a purse of JE500 between George
Dixon, (colored), of Boston, and Nunc
"Wallace, of London, respectively bantam
champions of America and England, at the
Pelican Club to-night, was one of the best
matches of tbe class ever witnessed in En
gland, and resulted in a victory for the
American at the eud of 18 hotly contested
, The fight was witnessed by one of the best
gatherings that ever attended a mill, in
cluding lords, commons, sovereigns and
leading members of the sporting' fraternity
of Britain. Sir John Astley, the Marquis
of Queensberry, Lord Lonsdale and Lord
Esmie Gordon occupied seats close to the
ropes, and many other titled gentlemen of
long pedigree were among the spectators,
while America was represented in the per
sons ot Lientenant Commander -Emory,
Thomas Burnside, William T. Kintr, Jr., T.
Seligmau, Edwin Fox, yonng Mr. Onataira,
Valerian GribayedofF, Philip Shortiss and
Alfred Cammeyer, Colonel North, Charles
Overton and Willie Wilde, a brother of the
famous Oscar, were aUo among the distin
guished persons present.
A FAIR ATJDIEHCE.
No two men ever fought in the presence
of a fairer crowd of spectators. In spite of
the fact that Wallace was an old Pelican
favorite, the little colored American was
received with almost as much applause as
the English champion, and when Wallace
resorted to questionable methods be was
hissed aud condemned universally. The
club gymnasium was packed to its utmost
capacity, more than a thousand men being
present, while a couple of hundred fought
for a position on the stairs.
As these stairs were only available at a
point ot view for the ring for about two
thirds of the distance, and as the men on the
lowest eligible stair, who held back those
above, got excited about every other round
aud lost their grip on tbe balsterade, the
proceedings were pleasantly varied every
few moments by an araiance of lords and
gentlemen tumbling head over heels to the
verge of the ring to an accompaniment of
dust and profanity.
The referee was Vize, the timekeeper
"Wakefield, and the judges were Bettiuson
and King, all four sportsmen of the highest
reputation. Dixon was seconded by
O'ltourke and McGhow, his trainer, and
"Wallace by two well-known English
trainers, Alf Greenfield and Dick Eoherts.
Both men came into the ring at exact
weight, 114 pounds, and both were in the
pink of condition. Dixon's "cafe au lait"
skin shone as if he had been varnished, and
he was as lithe and supple as a cat. "Wal
lace looked heavier than the little negro.
The Englishman's lezs were of better shape,
and his shoulders and neck we're bigger.
STRONG IN THE ARMS.
Dixon's legs were spider-like in the ex
treme, and his neck was lean, bat he had
the weight in his chest and arms, where it
proved very useful. He wore stockings
and slippers, but aside from these was en
tirely naked save, for a cloth about his
loins. "Wallace wore bine tights and
a t porous plaster half way np
the middle of his back. The betting was S
to 4 on Wallace when the fieht began. Tt
was even after the fifth round, when Lord
Lonsdale mace a bet of 1,000 with Sam
Lewis, "The King of the Money Lenders,"
and after the tenth round bets were made as
high as 2 to 1 on the American. .
Dixon smiled a good deal during the first
five or six rounds whenever Wallace struck
him. The Englishman obviously believed
at first that he was going to have things ail
his own way, and he several times prac
ticed the trick of dodging under Dixon's
arm and grinning, bumpkin -like, at the
spectators. Tbe grin faded later, and has
not since been renewed, and Dixon forgot to
smile when be got warmed up to the con
test. One of Wallace's best points has al
ways been his ability to strike a blow and
get away before his opponent could reach
him. Dixon got on to the Englishman's
curves early in the game, however, and
cured "Wallace of attempting that leat too
often by jumping into him with the quick
ness of a steel spring and smiting him with
sinful enthusiasm while the other believed
himself out of reach.
THE FIRST BOUND.
In the first round the men came together
and sparred cautiously for several seconds.
"When Dixon struck the first blow, landing
lightly on Wallace's cheek, Wallace count
ered, lauding heavily on Dixon's stomach,
turning and running half way round tbe
ring and ducking to avoid the blows
that the negro aimed at his head.
The round ended, however, with Dixon get
ting in heavily on the other's face and neck.
In the second round Dixon started in a lit
tle too confident and received several sting
ing body blows which resounded throughout
the room. The round ended with in-fighting,
in which neither got much advantage of
In the third round both men rushed at
each other like a pair of belligerent rams, j
and came lozemer nan a uozen times with a
crash, raining heavy blows upon each
other's faces and necks, though neither
seemed to mind it much. Dixon
got rather the best of it, however,
and was cheered at the end of the round, as
the Pelicans realized that a game contest
was forthcoming. The fourth round was
much like the previous one. Dixon
rather forced the fighting, and
the result was that Wallace by
a skillful undercut brought him to
his knees. He was up iu a fraction of a
second, however, and knocked Wallace into
his corner, following one blow up with an
other so vigorously that the Englishman
seemed glad when time was called.
BOTH "WERE GAME.
In the fifth round both were as game as
ever and flew at each otherMike bantam
cocks. It was give and take all over the
ring, and just as time was called Wallace
got in a (rood one on the negro's face.
Dixon led off in the sixth round with a
terrific blow on Wallace's left eye, and that
organ began to close. The negro followed
up the advantage thus obtained, and Wal
lace was compelled to run around the ring
several times to avoid punishment.
In the seventh round the spectators began
to perceive that Dixon was the better man.
His quickness was marvelous and the force
ol his blows was unabated, while Wallace
already seemed tired and trequently sparred
for wind. He rallied at tbe last of the
round, however, and gave Dixon a blow on
the point of the chin that with much
more force would have knocked him down.
The American did. not seem to mind it,
and gave Wallace more punishment before
time was called. In the eighth and ninth
rounds Wallace attempted to resort to
wrestling tactics, but Dixou kept out of his
way tbe better part of the time and sent in
several resounding blows pn the other'shead
and body. At the close of the uinth,round
the Americans were all shouting Dixon's
name at the top of their voices, and the En
glishmen were silent and sad. lit the tenth'
Wallace completely lost the sympathy of
I.OST ALL SYMPATHY.
In this round, to save himself, he clung
around Dixon's neck and in spite of the
orders of tbe referee and the shouts of the
spectators he relnsed to let go, but, holding
his opponent with one arm, struck
at him wildly. With the other
Dixon fought furiously nnd finally
threw Wallace heavily to the floor. When
the Englishman rose he was bleeding from
the nose and mouth, and all his country
men were shouting "good boy, Dixon,"
The eleventh and twelfth rounds were
ranch like the tenth. Wallace continually
clnng to Dixon, and Dixon, whenever he
managed to wrench himself away,
.dealt the other terrible punishment.
If the twelfth round had ended a
moment later than it did Wallace
would have been knocked out, for he was
groggy aud almost defenseless, while Dixon
seemed as fresh as ever. In the thir
teenth and fourteenth Wallace picked up
somewhat and dealt Dixon a few severe
blows, but it was plain by this time that
his defeat was only a matter of time. In the
fi teenth, sixteenth and seventeenth
rounds Dixon had things practically his
own way and time was called at the end of
each round just in time to save Wallace.
Dixon was working hard to finish him and
more than once might have ended the match
it he bad had more wind left toward the end
of the rounds.
END OF THE BATTLE.
In the eighteenth round Wallace came
up weary and sad aud Dixon apparently as
fresh as when he entered the ring. With a
real Sullivan rush the American drove the
Englishman into his own corner and dealt
him a series of terrible blows on the face
and neck. Wallace's hands fell at his side;
"Stop," he said, feebly, "stop; I'll give
in." Dixon waited, with bis arm uplifted,
until the referee awarded him the match
and then the enthusiasm burst all boundsj
His seconds lifted the little colored
boy up in their arms and passed
him around the ring, while the Pelicans
fought with each other to shake his hand.
The referee announced that the monev would
be paid the fighters to-morrow, 400 to the
wiuner and 100 to the loser. The match
was fought with four-ounce gloves nnder
Pelican Club rules.
TRIED FOR CONTEMPT.
Decision Besorved In the Case Agnlnst At
torney DIcken A Suit for Conspiracy In
n Real Estate Transaction Other News
From the Courts.
Attorney J. Charles Dicken was given a
hearing yesterday afternoon before Judges
Collier and Slagle, on the charge of con
tempt ot court. Mr. Dicken was repre
sented by J. S. Ferguson, and District At
torney Johnston Acted for the Common
wealth. Mr. .Ferguson opened by reading
the affidavit of Officer P. P. McDonough,
relating the conversation between him and
Mr. Dicken in the corridor in front of the
erand jury room, in reference to the case of
Frank Gerade, charged with murdering his
child, in, which McDonough was a witness
before the grand jury. Mr, Dicken's an
swer, stating that he only wanted to learn
the facts in tbe case, as he was tbe attorney
for the defense, and that he had commuted
no contempt aud did not know that the case
was to come before the grand jury, was also
Detective John Glenn, of Allegheny, was
called and stated that he had charge of the
case to prepare it for the grand jury. He
said he saw Dicken and McDonough talk
ing, but did not hear what was said. Officer
McDonough testified, as in his statement, to
the conversation. William Gerade related
introducing McDonough to Dic&en, and
how they had come to want to see McDon
ough. Mr. Dicsren was sworn and repeated
what he had said in his answer, denying
any knowledge that the case was to come
before the grand jury, or any intent or effort
to influence the witness, his motive only
being to learn the facts so he would under
stand his client's case.
The Court reserved its decision.
rrroicTED fob mtjedeh.
Tbe Grand Jury Thinks George Corken
Wnsn'i Killed Accidentally.
The grand jury yesterday returned a true
bill against Edgar Thompson for murder
for the killing of George Corken. Corken
died from the effects of a shot in the groin
received in the Allegheny depot of the Fort
Wayne Eailroad. Thompson claims the
shooting was accidental. The other true
bills returned were: Jacob Beets, John
Gelney, entering n building with intent to
commit a ielony; W. Steward, larceny; J.
Stein, false pretenses; J. M. Hoover.Charles
Porter, assanlt and battery; Harry Graham,
betrayal; George Florey, Belling liquor
The following bills were ignored: B.
Schafler, selling liquor without license;
Charles Brent. John Pfeiffer, an offense
against morality; Albert Campbell, H.
Davis, alias Levy, aggravated assault and
battery; John Iudlie, aggravated assault
and battery; Pat Golden, J. P. Hill, misde
meanor. SAVED BY HIS YOUTH.
A Hot Horsetbief Geia a Cunnco to Strnl
Again If He WUliei.
In the Criminal Conrt yesterday Charles
Herline, aged 13 years, was tried for steal
ing a horse from Joseph Bray, of McKees
port. Two witnesses testified to the boy
taking the horse and afterward selling it.
Tbe evidence met with but little rebuttal,
but the jury, on account of the boy's age,
rendered a verdict of not guilty. Judge
Collier, in discharging the boy, remarked
sarcastically that he conld ?o now and take
William Mitchell, colored, pleaded guilty
to tbe larceny of some razors from Joseph
Singleton. He was sent six months to the
workhouse. George Smith was acquitted of
the larceny of a gum coat from W. G.
To-Bny'a Trial List.
Criminal Conrt Commonwealth vs. C. C.
Kelly. Joseph Irwin, Edward Naughton, M. H.
Lucas, Charles Titus.
Lines From Lrffal Quarter.
Annie Shanahan yesterday entered suit
against Kate and Patrick Berry for damaces
Theodobe Golincki jesterday entered suit
in behalf of his daughter Tillie against Leo
Tbocba for damages for slandering his daugh
ter. A capias was issued for tbe arrest of the
Peter Speelkk yesterday entered snlt
against tbe Hotcbkiss Nut and Bolt Company
for $20,000 damages. Speeler was employed as
a watchman about the company's works, and
was severely injured by an explosion of natu
ral gas, caused, it was claimed, by a leaking
James Kelly yesterdav filed a bill In equity
against D. B., H. O. .and William Murray. Ho
alleges that they agreed to sell htm 36 acres ot
land in Hampton township at 90 per acre, but
afterward refused to execute a deed to him or
keep the agreement, lib asks tbe Court to
compel tbem to abide by tbe agreement aud
transfer the land.
lonored m Ainheraf.
Mr. John Bigham,of MiIlvaIe,who was the
valedictorian of the Pittsburg High School
class of '80, returned yesterday from
Amherst, Mass., where the degree of A. M.,
in course, was coulerred on him, tbe subject
of his thesis being "A Theory of Ethics on
the Basis of Form." Mr. Bingham was a
graduate of Amhert in '87, and at present
is in tbe divinity school at Yale.
nie illllllnery Sale Saturday.
Ail trimmed Paris hnt. bonnets and
toques (53 and upward) fully off former
nni.p Rjiilnr hale 1Ki
Jos. Hobne 8s Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
A E0CE THAT GROWS.
The Wonder That Exists Either in an
Imaginatiye Brain or
IN TBE LAWRENCE C0UNTI WOODS.
A StonB That Has Grown From the Size of
a Pail in 50 Years,
NOW WEIGMKG FDLLI FIFTI TONS.
A Utile EnriBg the l;ent That Has Produced tn
In North Beaver township, Lawrence
county, is a rock of strange formation,
which grows larger every year. The phe
nomenon has attracted much attention.
rsrZCTAI. TXLXORAM TO THS DISrATCH.l
New Castle, June 27. In a deep, dark
ravine, a few miles from this city, in North
Beaver township, Lawrence county, is A
wonderful natural phenomenon in the shape
of a veritable growing rock. Fifty years ago,
when it was first noticed, an inverted wood
en pail wonld almost cover it. To-day it is
a great boulder, 10 feet in height and 15 feet
or more in circumference, and weighing not
less 'than B0 tons. During tbe summer
months it is covered with dense, rich moss
two or three inches deep, through which tha
water from a little spring trickles continu
ally. The wonder-maker is the little spring, so
small at this season that a few pails of water
dipped from it would drain ft dry. But it
worksina manner very different from tha
dripping water in caves that carries a bur
den ol limestone in solution with it, and
leaves its wonders iu stalagmites and stalac
tites. THE OUTER FORMATION
of this rock has a limestone appearance, but
once remove the moss, and chisel into the
gritty surface, and the real beauty aud
peculiarity of the rock is seen. A cellular
formation, like a mammoth sponge, is dis
covered, and abont the cells is stone as hard
as adamant. Ou cutting iurther in. this
cell-like substance is found to continue, but
it seems to bave been transformed into a
There are tons of rcrcks of this flinty char
acter, for it is as heavy as granite, and every
ounce of it is undoubtedly moss and other
vegetable matter petrified.
This remarkable petrifaction has been
wrought by the action of the water from the
spring upon the moss. The water seems to
have the singular uroDertv of turning into
r stone everything that is brought in contact
wiiu ii tor any lengtn ot time, it has an
acid taste, and is doubtless heavilv chart-ed
with mineral substances, although thus far
it has never been analyzed. The most re
markable fact about it is that it accom
plishes so much in so short a time. The)
moss grows luxuriantly in the dark hollow,
and the lapidescent quality of the water
has operated year alter year upon the layers
ot moss, turning them into
A HONEYCOMB OF STONE.
and adding to what was at first a small
rock, until to-day there is this great boulder
ol petrified vegetation. A short time after
tbe moss begins to grow in the spring it
commences to solidity at the roots, and the
petrnact'Oh follows closely on the track of
the growing moss like the formation of coral
on the work of the coral insects. As it
progresses the dark green of the vegetation
becomes yellowish, then changes to brown
and darken3, a3 the rock grows older.
The moss is not all that is perpetuated in
stone by the action of tbe water. Plants,
leaves, twig', every vegetable substance
that has (alien on the rock and lain there
has been impregnated with it, and, as by the .
touch of au inexorable fate, beeD turned
into stone by it. Strata upon strata of the
moss-stone has grown over them, and many
such objects are now to be found hermet
ically sealed deep in the heart of the rock;
To the mineralogist the rock is a mine of
treasure and delight. No one ever chisels
into tht.t flinty boulder without coming
upon leaves and twigs petrified among the
moss aud securing many fine specimens to
rejoice his heart and mak envious less for
tunate mortals. Those who have visited it
thus far say there is not another such curi
osity known in tbe world.
The people in the neighborhood have
long bnown of the remarkable quali
ties of this spring. Mr. William Alls
worth first discovered it nearly 50 years
ago. Then the rock was ten feet or more
below the spring. Now it has climbed np
the side of the biuk until it i3 partially
above the level of the spring, and has
tnrned the water of the little brook that
comes down through the ravine somewhat
ont of its conrse.
A CURIOUS EXPERIMENT.
Mr. Allsworth and some oi his neighbors
intend to try the experiment of fastening, a
frog or some other creature in such a way
that the water will bave a chance to act upon
it, and see whether it will fill up animal
tissues with its mineral burden as it has
done the vegetable ones that have come in
continued contact with it They firmly be
lieve it will, and there seems little reason to
Heretofore the spring and the wonderfal
rock it has builded have been little known
outside the immediate neighborhood. The
little ravine where it is situated puts down
through rough and broken country near tbe
Beaver river, and the wonder is difficult ot
access This comparative inaccessibility
bas saved it in large measure from the raids
of relic hunters aud prevented the accumu
lations from being greatly disturbed.
Now and then the enrions have visited it,
and of late a few geologists have studied it,
and specimens of the strange formation have
been carried off. bnt the bowlder shows no
apparent diminution. The water still works;
its miracle of petrifaction, and will doubt
less continue to do so as long as it has a
chauce to act upon any living tissue.
The First Popnlar Excursion of lbs Season
to Atlantic City.
View the picturesque B. & O. E. K. via
Washington, D. C, Baltimore and Phila
delphia, on Thursday, July 3, 1890. Tickets
good for ten days, and good to stop ott at
Washington, D. C., returning. Bate for
the round trip $10. Special trains, with
Pullman parlor aud sleeping cars, will
leave B. & O. B. B. depot at 8 a.m. and
920 p. M. For detailed information address
or apply to E. D. Smith, Division Passen
ger Agent, Pittsburg. Pa.
Bicycles and Tricycles.
A complete line from all the best manu
facturers now in stock. See the display of
these goods, as well as the large line boys'
velocipedes, boys' wagons, etc., in our store
room. No. 70 Fifth ave.
wfs James W. Grove.
Jerseys Not many left, bnt those .ws
have will be offered to close at abont i reg
ular prices. Hcgus & Hacks.
Just received, 500 Italian cloth, 2G-inch
silver handles, 75c; also 2o0 American
gloria, silver mounted, SI 00; 250 Germany
gloria, silver mounted. $1 50; Como silk
umbrellas, $1 75; cheapest soods ever of
fered. BOSENBAUM & CO.
Special sale of ladies' summer snits at
reduced prices begins this morning. White
lawn, fine Scotch ginghams, French satines,
etc., etc., away under price this morning.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Men's tennis snits, $9 to $15.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
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