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Including bunday. lm'th, 90 fcCMJAY DisrATCH, One esr ISO WitsxY Dispatch, One Year 115 The Daily Dispatch Is delivered by carriers at 7fccnuperweeL, or Including Sunday edition, at St cents per week. " PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. APR. S, 1S9L Patrons or THE DISPATCH who have Chanced their residence ahould famish this office with their new address, either per sonally, by postal card or through Carrier. By prompt compliance with this requeBt in terruption in the delivery of THE DIS PATCH will be avoided. THE LAW MUST KULE. The tracic occurrence at the Morewood Coke Works yesterday morning affords con vincing evidence of the necessity of the warnings against disorder to which The Dispatch has given utterance during the past few days. It not only calls for the steps at repressing further riotwhich have been taken in ordering out the militia, but indicates the need of enforcing the lesson, that this country must be ruled by law. It should be impressed on every mind that mob law cannot be tolerated. The vio lence of anarchy, if permitted, would plunge the nation into universal ruin. But one answer is possible to rioters who engage in the deliberate destruction of property and attack the representatives of the law. When, on any pretense, a mob undertakes such acts.it must be met with the supremest demonstration of the power of the law. Ter rible as was the lesson of yesterday, it is clear, unless the facts are wholly falsified, that the rioters incurred the responsibility of the tragic affair and alienated public Ey in pa thy from their cause. Of course, it is necessarv to notice the claim made bv labor leaders, that the crowd fired on was simply passing along the high way from a mass meeting without any in imical intention or demonstrations. This statement differs radically from the state ment of other sources, that there was a con centration of the rioters from different points, and that after being called on to halt they made an attack on the property which the officers of the law were guarding. Which statement is true and which false "wili be brought out by judicial investiga tion. But, apart from this contradiction, it must be said that the attitude of the rioters and their preceding acts have been such as to justify thc-jin'madcic belief that a large force of them at the works, in the early hours of the morning, were not therefor lawful and orderly purposes. It is hardly possible to avoid the bearing of this outbreak upon the policy of flooding the industries of the country with the cheap labor of reckless and unassimilated foreign ers. The distinction between therespect for law paid by the American workmen, in their most exciting struggles, and the des perate and irresponsible character of the foreign workmen so largely brought into this country of late years, is emphasized by this event. It certainly suggests that the direct responsibility of those who have stirred up these ignorant men to disorder is accompanied by an indirect responsibility of those who have been instrumental in bringing this lawless and violent element into the country. Deplorable as bloodshed always must be, the lesson of yesterday will not be without its benefit, if it makes clear that, in every contingency, law and order must stand supreme and unchallenged. The hand raised against the law. the public peace, and the rights of individuals only beckons quick and sure destruction to itself. A SEW COAL MARKET. The announcement that American coal is rapidly replacing the English article as a fuel, on the great steamship lines will be pood news here. The Korth German Lloyd and the Hamburg-American Packet Com pany, in decidingon theuse of the American fuel, were no doubt influenced as much by price as by quality; but the fact remains that another market has been found. This means more work for the American miners, and will do much toward preventing pro tracted shut downs. If the Lake Brie canal "was in the ground instead of on paper, the new customers would undoubtedly draw from our fruitful fields, and Pittsburg would be a trainer. It is not expected that the American fuel -will ever gain the entire custom of the steamship lines. The English article will so doubt continue in favor for use on passenger vessels, on account of its tendency to produce less smoke. But as to the freight ers, it can be confidently expected that the greater part of the coal burned will be mined in this country. As these greatly outnum ber the passenger craft, and as more coal is consumed in transporting ocean freight than passengers, it will be seen that America is Somewhat ahead. WITH US ONCE MOKE. The cry of "Play Ball" will soon be fceard in crackless, high-boarded grounds all over the land. Thrones totter, blood flows, fire leaves ash heaps, floods spread slime, but the umpire braves the blasts from the bleachers and the game goes on forever. But this season it goes on under more favorable auspices. This time last year treason stood where friendship fell. Devolution and revenge were the batteries and the tnrn-stile was the umpire. It was a fight from start to finish a trial of strength between player and public, in which the latter learned that gold and not clory was what the boys were after. "Sow the battle is less noisy. In the gbakeup incident to the peace patched be tween the big ones in the rival camps new blood gets a show. Some of the heavy hit ters and clever catchers have gone down some darlings nave been sacrificed. This fact adds zest to the coming struggle for the pennant, tor the public will watch with in terest the development of the Infant class in the direction of home runs and harmony. .-;? - .- . rwfMUEJujHB.M 'ira-,AviJW'raamtfFM tktSmtfSjigaSUKMBufBfBIKM. m sg jar I taxrWffiWWrlgT?B!WTCjTy J SLK'iW- --i ' r""1111111 Let the play go on, peacefully if possible, but let it go on just the same. To the un initiated we would say: Study the intrica cies of the score before the season is fairly on; keep your eye on the new stars in the baseball firmament; let the umpire decide all points; chide not the cranks; yell for your home club, and pity the small boy who sits on the roof or peeps through the knot hole. THE SEW IMMIGRATION LAW. The new law for the regulation of immi gration went into effect Wednesday. Its provisions are far more sweeping than the enactment it displaced; but if it is not en forced any better than the old law the chaff will not be separated from the wheat at the gateways. Under the new law agents of the Government are afforded every opportunity to inspect and pass upon the fitness of the newcomers for self-sustaining citizenship. The indigent, criminal and undesirable classes shipped by unscrupulous agents of steamship companies, and allowed to gain a foothold here under the loose workings and red tapeism of the law of 1885, will, if the Federal agents do their duty, be barred hereafter. Provision is made for the speedy settlement of all causes growing out of the enforcement of the law, and the penalties provided are such as to guarantee security against Europe's undesirable squads; pro vided, of course, the guards at the ever swinging doors are conscientiously active. With the classes boycotted by the new la;? liberty means license, freeaom means unsweated food, citizenship means nothing. They were drones and criminals in their native land, and would become a burden and a menace here. The law that shuts them out is just. Its strict enforcement is demanded by justice. WHAT BRAZIL NEEDS. There are grave doubts as to the wisdom of the financial policy now pursued by Brazil. As the Government is of recent foundation, a settled state of affairs can scarcely be expected; but the wonderful financiering now attracting attention is almost without precedent. The banks are given practically unlimited power to issue paper money, new companies, capitalized principally on wind, are organized every day, and speculation runs riot. The situa tion is really serious, and furnishes a first class illustration of the dangers that beset new governments. The desire for improve ment the most rational of all desires is made the excuse for the most irrational of policies. The crash will come, and, for the good of the country, the sooner the better. Brazil is in a position to pursue a con servative financial policy with great bene fit. The vast undeveloped portions of her territory should, as they are opened to habi tation, be made pay all incidental expenses and furnish a profit besides. She need not run into debt to develop her resources, nor need she grant Europeans concessions profit able to them but unprofitable to her. The encouragement of a good class of emigrants is undoubtedly the best and most economi cal way of developing the country. They will, also, do much to counteract the ten dency to revolution which seems to lurk in the heart of almost every South American. Some sturdy home-seekers are the most de sirable persons to Brazil just now; and if she can guarantee them a permanent and just form of government she should have no trouble in getting them. TORY ENJOYMENT. The British papers that take such enjoy ment over the recall of Baron Fava can be assured that Uncle Sam will not interfere with their mirth. Hot that he has too much on his hands at present, but that it is not his policy to take the vaporings of the English press seriously. Several times in the past the Tory newspapers have ex pressed their satisfaction when this nation was in a tight place, and forgot to offer con gratulations when the troubles were over. They wield such little influence that can be made detrimental to this country that their present outburst can be treated with con tempt. The deplorable ignorance displayed by some of the mirthful editors about the Con stitution of the United States leads us to suppose that the Tory mind, used to forming ideas for the unconditional support of a throne, is not capable of understanding the principles of popular government as set forth in the Declaration of Independence. They remind us of the owls which, looking at the sun, could see nothing, and were proud of their blindness. ARTISTIC AND MANUAL TRAINING. The conference of educators to be held in Boston next week has been correctly termed of more than usual interest It is to be de voted mainly to att and manual training in the public schools. That a convention, na tional in its make-up, is to consider these bubjects, draws attention to the remarkable strides lately made by both artistic and manual training as parts of our public school course. The former is more widely in vogue than the latter, hut both are mak ing their influence felt The scholar taught the artistic unities will not feel like accepting a position as a well digger, but well-diggers are just as im portant to the world at large as draughts men. The expert draughtsman, how ever, need not become a well digger, though he who is not an expert will very often find himself com pelled to do most anything to gain a liveli hood. There is no use for incompetent men in any business, and iu this fact can be found a great objection to artistic training as now pursued. In our public schools children must spend a portion of their time over drawing books whether they have inclination for the study or not This re sults, in the latter case, in one of two things with each unappreciative scholar: either he will be forever disgusted with everything pertaining to art, or he will im bibe the idea that the use of the pencil re quires no native talent This idea leads him to adopt a profession which requires talent in connection with the knowledge of the schools, and he finds that he is pushed to the wall by men who, unlike him, have, both. Then to live he must work at some thing else and is for the balance of his days a dissatisfied man. The objection to manual training rests on the fact that most children cannot spend the time necesiary to receive a complete mental and manual education at school. When a boy reaches the age of fourteen or fifteen he should have mastered at least the rudi mentary studies and, if necessary, be able to leave school and seek employment This the majority of scholars cannot do. The course of study is already so extensive that at the ages mentioned they have but a smattering of many and not much of any. To add manual training to the course would only make matters worse. Technical train ing schools, where a finished education is secondary to the arts and sciences, are a refuge for all whose talents lie in those directions. A primary course in the com mon schools sufficient to draw such talents . . ),., .4 - -- '- - J-- .J--toAt.. --'. t42i&'ii:.irjAjuUkt&t.-'..t. I cw Jfe afHik " i to the surface could be created without hampering the schools or the scholars. With a small sized but exceedingly lively local -war to occupy attention, we are afraid that Italy will be neglected by Western Pennsylranians for a few days. While it is the duty of the soldier to obey orders, the boys of the Eighteenth Keel merit deserve a word of commendation for the alacrity with which they turned out on receipt of the Governor's command. They were In readiness to proceed to the scene of the tronble In a very short time after the order was re ceived, and their getting under arms so quickly speaks well for their officers and themselves. To many men April 1 as a birthday would have proven a drawback in lite, but Bis marck, though born on that day, made fools of more men than fooled him. jBRY Simpson, when he visited the Sue-Treasury vaults in Wall street, held $5,000. 000 in his hand for about a minute, and thereby wrecked his chances of re-election. The Kan sas farmers will want nothing to do with a man who failed to make at least an attempt to keep such wealth. Now that the collection of tolls on the Perrysvillo avenue road has been abandoned, Allegheny can sit more at ease among her sister cities of the second class. The Italian seems to be everywhere, just now, and we are compelled to say that he seems to be getting the worst of the deal. But King Humbert will hardly be able to declare that the Italian killed at Morewood yesterday was killed without a chance to defend himself. Toledo has a cask that holds 36,000 gal lons. What a splendid barrel this would be for the next campaign in Ohio! The Delaware Senate, in passing a bill placing public schools for colored children on the same plane as public schools for the whites, evidently forgot that they were South of Mason and Dixon's line. It was, however, a commend able oversight. If Uncle Sam shells out liberally Italy will be satisfied with shelling ua with peanuts instead of red-hot shells. The piano manufacturers met in New York to determine on a uniform pitch for their instruments, but, judging from some alleged music occasionally heard, a proper pitch for many pianos wonld be out of doors. The affair in the coke regions gives Austro-Hungary an opportunity to form an al liance with Italy. Coesezs saved the life of a Schenectady woman recently. Her brother-in-law shot at her, but the bullet struck the corset steel, and only killed a dress-reform argument that the shape-formers are at best useless. The impression now prevailing in this country is that RudinI was, to say the least, rather rude. Henry M. Stanley was afraid to lec ture in Texas because he had deserted from the Confederate army, and now some people think that what was Stanley's loss was Texas' gain. La gkippe and the License Court are off in a corner talking over the fickleness ot the public The news that a saloon has been discov ered in the Cincinnati jail leads to the belief that a Pittsburg speak-easy proprietor has been arrested in the chief city of 'Ohio, They are drawing guns and blood in stead of ovens in the coka country now. President Harrison has not aban doned his intention of going to San Francisco. By the way, San Francisco is farther from Rome than is Washington, D. C. PB0MINENT PEOPLE, Ex-Mayor Hewitt has succeeded to a great extent in conquering his old enemy, in somnia. Colonel Thomas P. Ochiltree is said to be the real author of "Lasca," the famous poem of Texas life. John D. Rockefeller carries a 25 cent cane, and yet there are canes that can be had tor less money. Prof. Charles A. Youno, of Prince ton, the greatest of American astronomers, is short and very round shouldered, with a pair of very keen, flashing eyes. General Dan Butterfield, the friend of the Compte do Paris, lives in New York with five more Generals of the same name to keep him company. Margaret Sangsxer enconrages the production of sunshine by saying: '-The longer I live the more I am inclined to set the highest valuation on pleasant people." Mrs. George Gould has lost none of the beauty and vivacity which used to capture the hearts of so many people when, as Edith Kingdon, sho acted at Daly's Theater. Queen Victoria is to be godmother of the son of Lord Onslow, Governor of 'New Zea land. The unfortunate child is to be named "Taikoa," a Maori word meaning "On slow." The Baroness Burdett-Coutts has left England for a ramble through Italy. Her health is very precarious and the effects of her recent accident are telling severely upon her. Mrs. P. T. Barnum expresses the opin ion that a woman can often make her husband happy by letting him alone, and especially by refraining from too many "foolish questions." General Bosecrans, the Begister of tho Treasury, is remarkably vigorous at 71 years. He breakfasts every morning at 7, reaches bis desk by 9 and remains there hard at work until 4. Ernest Longfellow's collection of oil paintings was placed on exhibition in New York yesterday. Mr. Longfellow is a son of tho poet, and has followed art as a profession for about 12 years. King Humbert, of Italy, has been awarded a gold medal by a State Commission "for civil valor," the occasion being the col lapse of a house in Rome last January, when he rnsbed in and rescued five persona. Dr. Howard Crosby always had what was regarded as a wonderful vitality. Forty- five years ago he was assured by physicians' that he could not live a year, as one of his lungs was destroyed, and ho would soou yield to consumption. General Boulanger is in London, but he doesn't make much of a stir there. JMorley's Hotel will face him with its weekly bill just as regularly and calmly as if its guest was only a St. Louis drummer instead of being the sore toe of French republicanism. Michael O'Brien DaltOn, the phe nomenal hitter, who, with one blow, is alleged to have broken both the pebbles of Tim Healy's glasses and driven fragments into bis eyes and to have knocked out hvo of Healy's teeth, is tho son of a wealthy Australian and represents a division of Donegal in Parliament. Mrs. C. M. Smith, who died last week in San Francisco, was, years ago, Miss Todd, sister of pretty Mary Todd, who married young Lincoln in Springfield in 1842. While Lincoln was President Mrs. Smith was a groat deal at the White House, assisting her sister in doing the honors of the Presidental mansion. TWO NEW OCEAN BACEBS. The Cunard Company's Proposed Ships to Cross the Sea in Five Days. Loudon, April 2. The Cnnard Steamship Company has made a contract with a ship building firm on the Clyde for the construction of two steamships, each of 14,000 tonnage. The new vessels are designed to cross the ocean in five days. Work on the Grant Monument New York, April a Ground for the U. a Grant monument will be broken April 27. with due ceremonies, of which tbe G. A. .it will have charge. ALLEGHENY QUOTA. The Large Number of Bills Introduced by Its Members They Ilavo Been Favor ably Considered by the Different Com mittees and Now Await Action. ISrZCIAL TELUQBAM TO TH DISrATOH. Harrisbubq, April 2. The Allegheny county Senators have Introduced bills, which have received the favorable consideration of the committees to which they were referred, as follows: Mr. Steel, relating to the collection of de linquent State, county and poor taxes in the several counties; providing for monthly re turns and payments: providing for the erection of morgues in counties containing over 300,000 Inhabitants; making women eligible as notaries public Mr. Neeb, abolishing the office of director of poor In cities of the second class; to prevent the impairment by contract of the right to certain liens known as mechanics' liens, where tho contract is in writing or assented to in writing by the persons whose rights are to be affected; providing that all hangings occur in the peni tentiaries; allowing the sale of soft drinks and cigars on Sunday: fixing the ratio of represen tation in Common Council In cities of the sec ond class; to authorize cities to levy and collect a vehicle license fee or tax on cars used bv street railway, motor or traction companies operating roads wholly or in pare within the municipal limits; authorizing the sale of pools and to encourage the breeding of fine horses and cattle; making eight hours a legal day's labor in penal and other State institutions; authorizing tho payment of 5,430 to Morrison Foster; changing the proportion of freeholders required to petition for annexation, requiring two-thirds instead of one-half to sign applica tion. Fllnn's Liquor and Wharf Bills. In addition to the several street bills intro duced by Mr. Flinn are the following: To rent or lease wharves for market purposes; author izing the condemnation of property for park purposes in cities of the second class; tor the improvement of public wharves and landings; authorizing street railway companies to Bell or lease their property and franchises; providing for the transfer of licenses and empowering po lice to file remonstrances against the issuing of licenses to unworthy applicants; putting whole sale liquor dealers iu the same position occu pied by retail dealers so far as the granting of licenses is concerned; authorizing Matilda Gross McConnell to sell and convey certain real estate bequeathed to her; deflningthe pow ers and duties of police magistrates in cities of the second class; empowering Councils to reg ulate and snppress by ordinance the produc tion and emission of smoke from bituminous coal. Mr. Upperman introduced bills for the more effectual protection of public health in cities of the second class and to prevent the secret cre mation of human bodies. In tho House the Allegheny county members introduced bills as follows: Mr. Graham, making women eligible as no taries public; fixing the ratio of representation in Common Council in cities of the second class; providing forState poor law department. Mr. Stewart, making agents or informers of mercantile agencies subject to act of May 23, 1887, fixing the responsibility of tho latter; to provide for the vacation, opening and construc tion of highways, roads and bridges; for the better supervision of common schools, cro viding for division superintendents. In the Interest of Health. Mr. Lemon, providing two years imprison ment and $1,000 fine for procuring or soliciting persons to commit misdemeanors punishable in summary proceedings; ?n amendment to the pharmacy act, relating to tho sale of proprie tary medicines. Mr, Cotton, authorizing tho Department of Public Safety in cities of tho second class to adopt suitable rules and regulations for the construction of plumbing, house drainage, eta; to punish trustees, agents, employes, or mem bers of unincorporated associations, societies or guilds for embezzlement; detailing the man ner in which the judges of the Courts of Com mon Pleas shall select one of their number to try criminal cases; providing two addittonal judges for Allegheny county; deflningthe sta tus of fraternal associations. Mr. Marshall, to prevent discrimination by telephone companies; fixing the maximum charge of telephone rent3 at S3 a month; re quiring foreign building and loan associations to tile a guaranty indemnity bond; constituting eight hours a day's work in public institutions. Mr. McCuIlougb, making husband and wife competont witnesses for or against each other in civil actions; for the improvement of the highways and roads of the State, known as the general road Din; granting power to street rail way companies to cross streams by means of bridges; to establish a uniform gams law for the better protection of game. Mr. Nesbit, to repeal the sixteenth section of the general insurance law, which provides that tho act Bhall not apply to foreign insurance companies nor to fire insnrance comnanies con ducted on the purely mutual plan: to oreate a board of revision of taxes for the purpose of promoting a more certain and equal assess ment of taxes in cities containing over 350,000 Inhabitants; regulating tbo compensation of officers in counties containing over 600,000 and less than 750,000 inhabitants; to provide for a uniform contract ot policy of fire insurance to be made and issued by 'all insurance companies taking fire risks on property within this State. After the Bogus Detectives. Mr. Culbertson, to punish detectives for doing business without a license; making fines imposed for violation of the act prohibiting cruelty to animals payable to any regularly in corporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Mr. Mnehlbroner, to prohibit the manu facture and sale of adulterated articles of food: fixing the daily compensation of county as sessors in cities of tbe'second class at $3. Mr. Jones, amending the employers' liability act by defining what is meant by a co-employe; to provide for the arrest and punishment of persons guilty of disorderly conduct in town ships; to relieve clerks, mechanics and laborers from certain penalties for conspiracy. Mr. Itlcharas, providing lor the adjustment and payment of the claim of John Joos for pub lishing the mercantile appraisers' Us; in 18S5, amounting to 4,152; for the creating and dis tribution of a fund for the maintenance and re lief of aged and disabled policemen in cities of the second class. Mr. Kearns, providing for not exceeding teres additional courts in Allegheny county. Mr. Rynd, in relation to tho transition of cities from one class to another. A MOBTGAGE SALE. The Great Whitely Shops to Be Sold Under a Foreclosure. BPICIAL TELEGEAM TO TUB DISPATCH.! Columbus. April 2. The great Whitely shops at Springfield, the second largest m the world, will in a few days be offered for sale un der foreclosure of mortgage. Tboy cost 81,500, 000, including machinery, which cost 500,000. Receiver George H. Frey is now seeking pur chasers. A. R. Ludlow, G. S. Foos and Fuller Trump, manufacturers, have been selected to act as appraisers. A WOBLD'S FAXB BILL KILLED. Arkansas Again .Refuses to Appropriate Money for an .Exhibit. Little Rock, April 2. Tbo Senate to-day refused to pass to the third reading tho House bill appropriating $30,000 for a Stato exhibit at the World's Fair. As tbe Legislature adjourns Satnrday this action finally deleats tho measure. DEATHS OF A DAY. General Albert Pike. Washington, April 2. General Albert Pike, Grand Commander of the Scottish Kite Masonry of the Southern Jurisdiction, the Chief of the Koyal Order of Scottish Ultes in this country, died at 8 o'clocc this evening. It Is said that General Pike has appointed Josiah M. Druramond, of Maine, as his successor and head or the Koyal Order or Scotland, and it Is probable that his suc cessor In the Scottish Bite will bo either Surgeon General J. M. Brown, of the navy; Thomas H. Caswell, of California, or Thomas M. Dudley, of Kentucky. Albert Pike was well known to all Sersons In this country Interested in Free lasonry, havinir held the highest offices in the order aud written many works In regard to It. Miss Jano Swan. Word was received yesterday of the death at Los Angelos, Cal., of Miss Jane O. Swan, daughter OI ex-Postmaster Swan, of Allegheny. She had gone to California for the benefit of her health in company with her mother. During her father's term as postmaster Miss Swan had charge of the money order department. She was about SOjears old. The cause of her death was hemorrh age of the lungs. George Gerst. George Gerst, one of the oldest residents of Allegheny, died yesterday. He was one of the first brewers who ever did business in that line across the river. He carried on the work at the corner or Madison avenue and Second street. He was 80 years old, and there were but few better known men in Allegheny. Thomas C Baring. Eome, April 2. Thomas C. Baring, one of the partners in the house ofliarlnsr Bros. & Co., of Londou, died this evening of exhaustion fol lowing au operation. Mrs. Mary Connors. WcKEESrOKT, April 2. Mrs. Mary Connors, an aged resident of this city, died at 2 o'clock this afternoon, In the 81st year of her age. A TEEASTJKY LOSS. Supervising Architect Windrlm to Accept Office In Philadelphia. (FROM A STAPP COBBJCSFONDIIrT.l WAniNOTON, April 2. James H. Windrlm, Supervising Architect of the Treasury, has been tendered the Directorship of Public Works in Philadelphia, and the possibilities are that be will accept within the next few days. Mr. Windrim was appointed to bis po sition by President Harrison at the beginning of his administration, and while he was acting in bis official capacity, he was also drawing a salary and attending to the architecture nt the Girard estate in Philadelphia. The result was that Mr. Windrlm was uuable to attend to bis duties to the estate in a manner that gave tho trustees entire satisfaction, and they have been asking him toerlvo up his Government position and attend only to the Girard business. His salary as architect of the Girard estate is 810.000 a year, while bis pay as Supervising Architect is an additional 4 500. A day or two ago Mr. Windrim was sum moned to Philadelphia, and had a consultation with Mayor-elect Stuart, and it was said at that time that he had been offered the place. When qnestioned to-day concerning the appointment, ho replied that "he would answer that by sav ing that an acceptance could not bo made till the offer had been tendered." A close friend of his, however, said that he had been asked to accept the place, and that he would surely do so. Mr. Windrim's loss will bo deeply felt by all who have had any connection with him. Director of the Mint Leech said to-day that it wonld be nothing short of a calamity to the Treasury Department. BEMEMBEBED FBOM ABBOAD. Beautiful Souvenir Sent to Mr. Ehinn by Pittsburg's Late Guests. There is on exhibition at Lloyd & Shafer's, Fifth avenue, this city, an elegant oak case, containing four large pieces of massive silver ware. What they are and what they are here for is explained in the following letter, which accompanied them: Victoria mansions. Victoria Street i London. S. A., February 13. 1 William P. Slilnn, Esq.: MY Dear Sir I have been directed by the Council of the Iron and Steel Institute to convey to you the special thanks of the Institute for the notable service which you rendered to the Insti tute during tne memorable visitor 1590 to the unueu states; services to wnicn you gave up en- tlrely weeks of your valuable time. These services so assiduously and chcerfullv rendered were rewarded with unvarying success. This great expedition toedition or the members of the Iron and Steel fnstltute was probably the most numerous nartv that ever attemnted so extended and complicated a tour. Thanks, in large meas ure, to your skillful direction and powers of or ganization, the whole series or visits, enterprises and public functions was carried through com- Eletelr, In absolute safety and ,wlthout a draw aefc. rlhe Institute desires now to place Its heartfelt thanks on record, and asks you to ac cept, as a permanent testimony of the esteem In which they hold your services and of the personal reeard they bear toward you. a pair of silver flve llelit candelabra and a pair of silver candlesticks to match, which are contained in an oak case. The case has been forwarded through Mr. rllrck off. I desire to renew the expression of my own per sonal acknowledgment for your very kind and courteous attention to myself and my daughters. 1 am yours very truly, JAMES KlTSON. President of the Iron aud Steel Institute, CHECKMATING FOBAKEB. Sherman's Friends Make a Decided Flank Movement Against Him. rsrxciAi. tixxqram to tub dispatch.: Columbus, April 2. The friends of Senator Sherman in tho Ohio Legislature have made a flank move in opposition to ex-Governor For aker and other leaders in the party who havo been advocating tbe policy of having tho next Republican State Convention namo the candi date for the United States Senate to succeed Sherman. Tbe idea has grown in some quar ters and is likely to prevail unless there is something done to prevent it. Senator Sher man has already pronounced against the scheme, and reliable private information is that he is a candidate to succeed himself, and that he will make a big fight toward seenring tbe next Legislature. With a few exceptions who are not special friends of Sherman tho Republican members of the Legislatnre to-day signed a letter ad dressed to the Senator at Mansfield, in which they make a formal request for him to come to Columbus at some time during the present ses sion and at a date to suit his convenience for tho purpose of consultation on political mat ters in general as regards the State, and possi bly to take an expression as to tho manner of selecting tbe next Senator from Ohio. The communication was forwarded to-night. MISS BAYARD WEDS A COUNT. A Brilliant Wedding at Wilmington, Fol lowed by No Bridal Tour. Wiljiinciton, April 2. The marriage of Count R, A. Lewenhaupt and Miss Ellen Bay ard, youngest daughter of ex-Secretary of State Thomas F. Bayard, took place to-day at Delamore Place, the Bayard homestead, in this city. About 100 gnests were gathered in the spacious main hallway at noon, when Bishop Cobman read tho brief marriage ritual of tho Protestant Episcopal Church. Tbe bride wore a complete white costume, with veil and orange Dlossoms. Miss Bayard was maid of honor, and A. U. Sheldon, ot Cleveland, was best man. A wedding breakfast followed the ceremony, after which the Count and Countess proceeded at once to their new home at 1017 Adams street, no bridal tonr being taken. Among those present were Baron Bockfrus, Washington, Secretary of the Swedish Legation; Baron and Baroness Fosse, of Boston; Mrs. W. Piatt, Gcorco V. Childs. Henry Morton. Henry Bay ard, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Samuel Warren, Boston; Hon. E. Fraser, E. Lawson, E. L. Pea cock, of Pennsylvania; Senator and Mrs. George Gray; Chief Justice Comegvs, Judges Wales and Grubb- Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Vandor griit, and others. A WAE AMONG SUGAB MEN. Chicago Wholesale Grocers Cutting tho Price of Sngar Down Low. Chicago, April Z There Is a prospect of a price war in sugar here among the jobbers. A week or more ago tbe wholesale grocers, who were then buying from tbe refiners at 4 cents, fixed tbe price of granulated sugar to go into effect April 1, with tho reciprocity treaty, at 4 cents per pound. Many morchants objected to this on tbo ground that the market was not over stocked, and there was nothing in tbe situation to warrant selling at a loss. They were in the minority and were overruled. It is now said that they propose to fix prices on their own account. Some sugar was sold yesterday at 4 cents at retail, and a carload was shipped from here at 4 bO-100 cents. It is not thought improbable that some leading wholesale bouses will make tbe price and this may be followed by other cuts, the result of rivalry among dealers. THE ALIEN LABOB LAW. Tho Italian Colonies of the South to Be Searched for Alleged Violations. Chicago, April 2. A. J. Lester, of Spring field. 111., Alien Labor Inspector for tbe Government, is in this city. He says that the. many instances of late, and is getting together the necessary proof to put the law in force against the violators. He declines to give any names, but says he has evidence that a certain wealthy iron manufacturer of Louisville has recently imported five expert puddlers from Scotland, and intimates that he will be prose cuted. Mr. Loster. it is said, will soon bo called upon to make exhaustive researches among tbe Italian colonies of the South, to make a report upon tbe number or Italians not citizens who are working here under contract, it is under stood that bis report is to be used in connection with the present complication with tbe Italian Government. INDIANS BATOTT THE SALE. Tho Chlckasaws and Clsuctaws Will Dl- vldo the Money Per Capita. Paris, Tex, April 2, The Chickasaw Coun cil has ratified the sale of the leased district which was ownod by the Choctaws and Chlcka saws jointly, in which they owned a fourth interest. Their share of money will be $747,700. The council almost unanimously agreed tbat it should be divided per capita, which will be about J1.000 for each Indian. Tbe Choctaw Council meets to-day, and will undoubtedly ratify tbe sale and agree upon a per capita division of tbe money. AN IMPOBTANT D1SC0VEBY. It Will Greatly Bednce the Price of All Or dinary Steel Tools. rsraciAL tbleoram to tub dispatch.! TrtUSVILLE, April 2. Charles Henderson, a merchant of this city, has made au important discovory tbat will rednce the cost ot steel for tools from 40 cents to 4 or 5 cents a pounds. This process makes It possible to use the or dinary soft machine steel for all kinds of tools, rendering them equal to high-grade silver steel for all kinds of work. There is no break ing nor flaws in the tempering. CUPID IN HIS ELEMENT. A Number or Notable Nuptials Celebrated Yesterday Several Interesting Literary and Musical Entertainments Work for Charity Tho Social Chatter of a Day. A family wedding, bnt nevertheless a very large gathering, and altogether a brilliant af fair, characterized the nuptials last evening of Miss Martha Mary Ncvln and Mr. John Broomall Booth. The qnaiut and rather an cient Sewickley home of Mrs. Hannah Nevin, mother of the bride, was the sceno of the fes tivity, and iu floral garb and brilliant illumina tion presented a dazzling vision of beauty and loveliness, filled as it was with gallant men and lovely women in elegant attire. The ceremony was performed at 5 o'clock by Rev. W. O. Campbell, D. D., of the Sewickley Presbyte rian Church. Little Hannah Nevin, a pretty, petite sprite, and a ciece ot the bride, was the maid of honor, and was an effective attendant for the charming bride, arrayed in a heavy white silk gown, with veil and roses, and all that goes to perfect an Ideal wedding attire. The bride is a daughter of the late T. H. Nevin, President of tho Allegheny First National Bank, and is the center of a large circle of admiring friends. Tho groom is a talented young business man, whose former home was in Philadelphia. He has already, in his short residence in this city, assumed a position of prominence in the social and business world. The ushers were selected from the ranks of relationship, and were Messrs. R. P. Nevin, Jr.. Fred Irwin Nevin, Frank Kevin and Mr. Hopper. An elaborate wedding feast was served by Hagan, and subsequently the happy pair de parted for an Eastern wedding trip. They will reside with the bride's mother when they re- turn. English, m every detail was the wedding last evening that nnited Miss Beatrice E. Lit tell and Mr. James Harvey Beal. It was a homo wedding, celebrated at tbe Littell resi dence on Esplanade street, and Rev. B. F. Woodburn with the ring sealed the troth of tbe young people. Two little nieces of the bride. Jean and Ada Littell, were tbe only at tendants, and they preceded the bride and groom into the parlors, fragrant with the wealth and profusion of cut flowers and thronged with guests. The tiny flower maids were charmingly gowned in the palest of blue and delicate rose crepe, and carried French baskets of roses. Tbe bride, who is a typical English lady, was clad in a cream-white silk gown, demi-decollete, and en train. She carried roses, and at her neck sparkled a dia mond pendant, the gift of tho groom. The wedding cake which graced the banqneting board was suegestlve of English customs, as silver bells and cooing doves were suspended above it from a wbite arch. The Littells have not long been in tbo country of their adoption, and cling to memories and customs of old England. Mr. and Mrs. Beal will dispense with the wedding trip for the present, and take immediate possession of their Shadyside home. The V. oung People's Society of the Oakland M. E. Church distinguished itself in an en viable way in the entertainment given last evening in the Liberty school hall. It was a musical and literary entertainment, and opened with an overture by tbe Oakland or chestra, Mrs. Cora Sellers conductress. Miss Grace Miller appeared In several solos; Mr. E. H. Dermitt ditto. Miss Fannie Hallet and Mr. William Sutley also contributed in the vocal line. H. B. Brockott, Jr., appeared upon the programme and Miss Adelaide Lare recited some very enjoyable selections. "The musical Smith family," embracing all the performers of the evening, concluded tho entertainment in a highly amusing and satisfactory manner. Mrs. Boilers and Mrs. J. H. McGowin were the accompanists. An entertainment was given at Glenwood last evoning, in which Pittsburg talent was well represented. The Hazel Glen Council, No. 208, Jr. O. U. A. M.. was the host of the occasion, and tbe Mendelssohn orchestra was in attend ance. Miss Lillian Bnrkhartwas tho elocu tionist of the evening. Miss Jennie Day Gog ley was the soloist. Addresses weie made by Rov. J. H. Gogley and Stephen Collins. The McDonald home at Osborn station was tho scene of a pretty borne wedding last even ing, when Miss Emma V., tbe daughter of the household, became the bride of Mr. Charles Francis Arrott, ot tbe Wood street life insur ance firm. Rev. A. M. Campbell was the offi ciating clergyman. An elaborate wedding sup per, served by Kennedy, and a reception fol lowed the ceremony. Social Chatter. The cooking class of the Helping Hand So ciety contemplates an entertainment the latter part of tho month. The closing reception of tbe Cyclorama dancing class will be given next Monday even ing at tbe Cyclorama. MRS. R. N. Clare, of Fifth avenne. was hostess yesterday at a very elegant luncheon. Uorors were laid for 25 guests. Peter Shields was married last evening, at St. Paul's Cathedral, to Miss Cora Ragan, daughter of John Ragan, of the Thirty-first ward. TnE regular weekly meeting of Utopia Cir cle, C. L. S. C, will be held Monday evening at tho residence of Miss Evans, 100 Crawford street. A musical and literary, with culinary at tachment, will be given next Tuesday evening by the Young People's Aid Society ot the Fifth Avenue M. E. Chnrch. The young peoplo's Christian Endeavor First Methodist Protestant Society of the Church, of Union avenue. Allegheny, will give an ice cream sociable this evening. At tho meeting of tho Academy of Science and Art. this evening, W. D. Mooro will deliver a lectnro on "The Evidence of the Fossil Flora as to Darwin's Theory of Evolution." The wedding of MIS3 Floronce O. Mealy, daughter of Rev. Dr. J. M. Mealy.to Rev. W. E. Purvis, ot Allegheny, a member of the late graduating class of tbe U. P. Theological Semi nary, was solemnized yesterday at New Wil mington, Pa. Rev. A. A. Mealy, of this city, assisted tho officiating clergyman, wh was the father of tbe bride. TEE SAME OLD FIGHT. Tho World's Fair National Commission Ignores the Board of Control. Chicago. April 2. An attack on the Board of Control took most of the time of tbe World's Fair National Commission to-day. The Board of Control bad submitted a report reciting that the board had partially approved the de cision of tho local directory In locating all tbo Exposition buildings at Jackson Park. It also inad6 a change In the salaries ot tbe President and Secretary of tbe Board ot Lady Managers, and bad approved the appointment of bureau chiefs made by Director General Davis. These actions were made tbe basis of the attack. It was contended that the members had ex ceeded tbeir authority; tbat the questions of site, salaries and appointments were in the jurisdiction of the commission alone. In each Instance where a point was raised the commis sion voted to ignore the Board of Control and consider the questions as if the board had taken no action. Wbllo no final vote of the commission has been taken tbe opponents of the board wero victorious In every skirmish, and have since talked vigorously of what they may do to-morrow. It was intimated to-night that tbey might make an attempt to abolish the Board of Control. This would reopen the old fight between the local directory and the National Commission and leave the affairs of the big Exposition once more in chaos. THE NEW SUGAB DEAL. Terms on Which the Spreckelses and the Havemeyers Pooled Their Issues. San Francisco, April 2. The. combination between Spreckels and the Havemeyers is completed. The new organization is known as tho West Coast Sugar Refining Company, and tho arrangement is tbat tbo two local refineries shall work alternately. When the American Refinery is shut down, Spreckels' establish. ment will be working, and vice versa. The romoval of the duty on sngar yesterday bad but little effect in the prices listed. Tho prices of the American and California refin eries were alike in every respecr. Both showed a drop in prices of cube and crushed sugars of $c. and Jc in the dry granulated sugar. The quotation on yellow sugars showed a rise of Jic. NAVIGATION OF THE AMAZON. Tho Brazilians Will Own Their Own River Steamers Hereafter. New York, April 2. Advices from Brazil re port tbat the purchase of the entire plant of tho Amazon Steam Navigation Company by tho Brazilian corporation Emprcza de Obias Publlcas has boen completed. The purcbaso price isS4.2oO.000. tbe first installment of which, $500,000, has already been paid in Europe. This transfers from British to Brazilian bands between SO and 100 river steamers of all sizes, together with all offices, landings, etc., covering the entire basin of the Amazon river and Its tributaries, or more than 40,000 miles of navigation. The Lumber Trado Boomed. rSFECIAL TEI.ECUA1I TO TI1E DISfATCn.l Oil Citv, April 2. The late rain was worth much money to tho lumbermen along Tionesta creek. Tbe water has been rising rapidly, and to-day tbe biggest run ot the season was made. 'About 2,000,000 feet of lumber ana timber was run out for the lower market. ITALY'SFINE NAVY. Humbert's Battle Ships A Sea Power Which Just Now Excites a Great Deal of Inter est In tho United States The Havoc That Might Be Made. New York, April 2. Italy has afloat and in service seven huge armored battle ships of dis placements between 10,800 and 14,000 tons. Their characteristic feature 13 a great develop ment of gun power and speed at tbe expense ot abstaining to a large extent from the use of side armor where some other sytoms employ it as a protection to stability. Their plating is wholly nsed to protect tbe motive power, tbe mara- ziues, the big guns, and their gunners. Each one of these vessels carries in its main battery four Armstrong breecbloadlng gnns of about 17-inch caliber, and weighing from 101 to 103 tons. The maximum speed of the slowest of the bigships is 15 knots and that of the fastest is above 18 knots. Snch a combination of bat tery power and Bpeed in armored vessels makes them very formidable. The pioneers of this 'fleet are tbe Duho and Dandnlo, built years ago. They are of a little over 11,000 tons displacement, and are 340 feet lung by 04 feet beam and 27 feet draught. Their engiues of 7,700 indicated horse power givo them about 15 knots speed. Their maxi mum thickness of armor at the water line is 22 inches. Each carries tour 101-ton Armstrong guns, besides 20 rapid Are and machine guns in tbe secondary battery and four torpedo tubes. The coal supply is 980 tons. Other Grim War Monsters. Next come three ether vessels oi the same general type, the Andrea Doria, the Francesco Morosini, and the Ruggiero di Lanria. These vessels cost about $4,000,000 each. They have a displacement of 10,800 tons, and tbeir engines of 10,000 indicated horse power were designed to give them IS knots. But tbe Ruggiero di Laurla developed 11.000 horse power at the maximnm and reached 17 knots. These three vessels are each 228 feet long by 67 beam and 27 draught. Tbeir tnrrets are protected by 14 inches of armor, and each ship carries four 103-ton guns, besides two 6-Incb, with 25 pieces in the secondary battery and Ave torpedo tubes. The coal snpply of tbe Lanria is 850 tons. The last two of these seven ships, the Le panto and tbe Italia, are the most formidable oi an. -i ney nave a length of 4uu leet uy a oeam of 74, and a draught of 27 the Lepanto reach ing a displacement of 13,550 tons and tbe Italia 13,900. The former was built at Castclla mare and tbe latter at Leghorn. The ex ternal armor is placed on a citadel 107 feet leng, and descending about 6 feet below the water line. The maximum thickness of the armor on the breastwork Is IS inches, and on the armored tower 19 inches. In the main bat tery of each vessel there are four 103-ton guns, supplemented by eight six-inch guns. In the secondary battery there are 40 guns, with four torpedo tnbes. The engines were designed for 18,000 horse power, bnt tbe Lepanto on trial developed 2,000 less than the contract called for. and yet made the extraordinary speed of IS 2-5 knots: while the Italia reached a maxi mum of IS knots, and an average of 17 for two hours together. By dispensing with side armor those vessels have thus attained a very high speed, and both of them carry their gnns high up. They cost 4,800,000 each. New Additions to Be Made. To this formidable fleet will soon be added tbe Re Umberto, tbe Sicilla and the Sardegna, all now under construction. Tbey resemble the Italia type ic general dimensions, being 400 feet long by 76 beam, and 23 feet 7 inches draught. Tbo displacement of the two former has been estimated at 13,800, and that of the Sardegna as rather more. Tbeir barbettes have 19 inches of armor, and their steel decks are Zi inches thick. Each was designated to carry four 106-ton guns, besides many smaller ones, but at the launch of the Sar degna it was said tbat she would have instead four 68-ton guns, with a supplement of eight 6-lnch and four 5-inch rapid-fire guns, besides tbe secondary battery. The armor on tho tur rets Is to be 14 inches thick. The original de sign was for 19.500 horse power, but it is now said that the Sardegna will have 22.800. and it is safe to say that it will reach at least 13 knots speed. In addition to these ten leviathans, Italy has 11 other armored vessels of from 2.220 to 6,274 tons displacement, but tbey need not be men tioned even by name, so Incomparably inferior aro they in armor, armament, and speed. Tbe two largest are the Palestro and tbe Principe Amadeo, each having 8J-mch armor and car rying batteries of one 25-ton and six 18-ton guns. Tho others carry smaller batteries, and have from four to five inches of armor. Whatever Italy can do with her ironclads she will do with the great vessels first enumerated. Many Commerce Destroyers Also. But Italy has also a fine array of fastun armored vessels or commerce destroyers. Of 15-knot vessels she has the Amerigo Vespucci, the Colombo, tbe Savoia. and theFlavio Gloja. Tbe Giovanni Bausan. of 3,100 tons and 6,000 horse-power, made 17 knots on her trial, and carries two 10-lnch and six 6-inch breech load ing rifles, which is a very powerful battery for her size. She was built by Armstrong & Co., and resembles tho Esmeralda, constructed by the same firm. The Bausan has a length of 261 feet, a beam of 42 feet, a draught of 18 feet, and a displacement of 3,100 tons. Her coal sup ply Is 600 tons, and her coal endurance 5000 miles at ten knots. Closely resem bling her In size are the Etna, the Stromboli and the Vesuvio. which are 233 feet long, 43 leot beam and 19 feet draught, displacing 3,530 tons. Tbey also have the powerful bat tery of two 10-incb and six 6-Inch Armstrong breechloaders, besides secondary batteries and torpedo tubes. Their coal endurance is 630 tons. Under forced draught they have 7,700 Indicated horse power, giving them a speed of 19 knots. The Fleramosca is a little larger, having a length of 290 feet, a breadth of 43. and a draught oi 19, displacing 3.750 tons. She has tbo same heavy battery already spoken of and about tbo same horse power. One of the most efficient of the later un armored vessels of Italy is the Dogall, which was the first warship fitted with triple-expansion engines. Thoy wero made by R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co.. of Newcastle-ou-Tyne. She has a length of 250 feet, a breadth of 87, and a mean draught of 14, and her displace ment is 2,050 tons. Under forced draught she has reached 8.100 horse power, and has attained a speed of 19 knots. Her armament is six six-inch guns. A More Formidable Vessel Still. Yet even the Dogall Is outdone OythePie monte. built by Armstrong & Co. She is of 2,500 tons and 1,300 horse power, has obtained the extraordinary maximnm speed of over 22 knots, and carries a battery ot six 6-inch and six4.7-inchArmstrongrapid-ure guns. UI these ber builder has said that tbey will throw twice as great an aggregate weight of shot and shell within a given time as tbe battery of any other ship now afloat, not excluding tho monsters of six times her size. Taking together her speed and ber battery power, tbo Piemonte is a marvel. Mere mention will be enough for other war ships of Italy, although she has, exclusive of those not completed, about 60 fighting vessels, besides the torpedo boats, which number mora than a hundred, about 50 being sea-goiug craft. The transports and home service ships bring tho total number of cratt above 250. Of tbe torpedo vessels the most worthy of mention are doubtless the swift torpedo crnlsers Tripoli, Goito, Montebello. and alonzambano. of about 741 tons displacement. These are all very fast, but are doubtless Intended particularly for service in tbo Mediterranean. For the same reason we need hardly consider now tho smaller torpedo vessels, liko tbe Folgore and Saotta, or tbe armed dispatch vessels like tbe Archimede and Galileo, of tbo Barbarigo class. Among tbe more notable of the minor vessels are the America and Angelo Emo of 6,500 and 0,100 tons, and the small cruiser Conflenza. Some of tbe Italian mail steamships are also fitted up. under the reserve navy law, so as to carry guns and torpedo tnbes if necessary. Italy, therefore, h seen to have provided her self with a powerful fleet of first-class battle ships, in armament and speed, aided by several very fast unarmored cruisers and an abund ance of torpedo vessels. THE PHI KAPPA PSI FBATEBNITY. Its Annual Convention, Representing 13 Colleges, Meets at Meadville. rSrECIAI. TEUtQRAJl TO TUB niSPATOrf.I Meadville, April 2. The tmrd biennial district convention of tho Phi Kappa Psi Fra ternity is in session in this city. Thirteen col leges are represented: Cornell, Syracuse; Hobart and Colgate, New York; University of Pennsylvania; Washington and Jefferson, Washington, Pa.; Allegheny, Buchtel, Dick inson, Lafayette, Franklin and Marshall, Swarthmore and Pennsylvania College. At the session this morning W. W. Youngman, of Al legheny, was elected a member of tbe Execu tive Conncll ot tbe fraternity. Tho next convention will be held at Philadel phia, under the auspices ot the Philadelphia Alumni Association and tbe chapters ot tbe Snartbinoro and tbe University of Pennsyl vania. This evening reception is being held, which Is one of the most brilliant social events of tbe season. The convention closes to-morrow evening with a banquet at the Commercial House. THE KOCH CONSUMPTION CUBE. It Is Undergoing a Discussion in the Ger man Surgical Congress. Berlin, April 2. Ibe German Surgical Con. gress opened hero to-day. Prof. Bergmann read a report on tbe Koch treatment, maintain ing tbat the remedy Is a speciflo for tubercu losis. The majority of the other speakers ex pressed less favorable views. CUEI0DS CONDENSATIONS. Fine silver ore is said to have been dis covered in large quantities on a farm near Peona, 111. An electrical expert says no light has been fonnd that will panetrate a fog better than tbe old oil lamp. The latest New York fad is tbe collect ing of certain kinds of woodwork fmm dilapi dated houses for insertion inexpensive dwell ings. An expert .electrician iasists that an electric train, making 125 an hour, would re quire 7,000 feet in which to come to a stand still. A Washington. D. C, colored man has been arrested 33 times since November 23. 1890. Ho will bave a rest now, as his last sentence was 364 days to jail. Tbe irrepressible Yankee is said to have invented a safety seamless trousers pocket woven complete in one piece, no stitching or sewing being necessary. An English woman went all the way from Cavendish Square. London, to Sioux Falls. 8. Dak., to take advantage of the easy divorce laws of that State. Franklin, Ga., boasts of a cat that had been in one family for 22 years. When Its mistress died it pined away and refused to eat, literally starving Itself to death. A Boston druggist says that enormous quantities of Jamaica ginger are shipped from tbe Hub into Maine, to be used by people who seek to avoid the Prohibition laws. A writer describes Kodiak Island, Alaska, as larger than either of tbe new En gland States, with a genial climate capable of prodncing many varieties of fruit. The Superintendent of the Philadelphia mint says tbat ten 10-cent pieces. Instead of weighing as much as a silver dollar, as former ly, only weigh about nine-tenths as much. A Pennsylvania farmer has a hen which habitually lays unusually large eggs. Inside of each of these eggs is another good-sized eesr, perfectly formed. Both tbe inside and outside egg have a yoke and white part. In St. Louis tbe other day, a Justice nnited In marriage two Turks and a Hungarian and a Turk. All were lovers In tbe Old World, bnt religious differences prevented their marriage, so they came to America. A sow belonging to a farmer of West town, Chester connty. Pa., died a few days ago, leaving six orphans. Upon the death of tbeir parent the farmer filled her place by a big milk bottle with six little hose attachments. Four different mountain peaks in Idaho are from 13 to 23 feet lower, by actnal measure ment, than they were 15 years ago. and it Is be lieved that this settling is going on with many others. The idea Is that quicksands have un dermined them. A Californian was out looking for some lost sbeop in a canyon near Sesne, Ventura county, on Wednesday, when he ran against a large brown bear. He bad no firearms, but be lassoed tbe bear and dragged it to death. It weighed 800 pounds. A South Bethlehem, Pa., school teacher disappeared betweon sessions a few days ago, and as be did not appear the scholars organized themselves into squads and instituted a search. He was found asleep in a secluded corner of the schoolhouse cellar: Honey must be scarce in some parts of California, as a Centervilla young man went to half a dozen prominent ranchers tbe first of tha week and offered to sell 1,200 feet of lumber for (G in cash. The farmers were all eager to buy, but no one could raise the money. Near Ocala, Fla., a few nights ago, an engine struck a cow, which got tangled np in tbe cow-catcher, and before the train could be stopped she was dragged 300 yards. When ex tricated she walked off and soon began to bite grass as if nothing bad happened. A Swiss law is said to constitute every man his own assessor. After his death, if on investigation tfrand is proved, the govern ment swoops down on his estate and confiscates sufficient to liquidate the back taxes and inter est. Such a go-as-you-pleasa method would hardly work in this country. One week ago vandals broke into the Big Four saloon in Anderson, IncL. and turned the faucets to a number of whisky, wine and brandy casks, allowing about 300 gallons ot liquor to run out. Near the saloon Is a well about 40 feet deep, and the contents of tha casks have found their way into this well. Water pumped from it is quite intoxicating. The water works of Savannah consists of 25 artesian wells two miles out on tbo Sa vannah river, which yield about 8,000,000 cal-? Ions in 24 hours. The wells are arranged is two rows about 100 yards apart, and are from 450 to 500 feet deep. The water has to bo pumped to the surface. From various Indica tions it Is evident that it comes from tha mountains of Northwest Georgia. In Georgia there is a tree on the mount ain above tbe large cliff of marble on tha Una ottbe Marietta and North Georgia Railroad tbat has been burning for five months, and was still burning on Sunday last. The whole mass is red hot, and tbe material when taken out is very much like chop cinder, but after being ex posed for a few hours it slacks like lime. Ttis very strong with alkali and smells like sulphur. A farmer living near Goylon Postoffice, In Emmons county, N. Dak., lost 150 lambs by a singular accident. When he entered tha sheep sheds the other morning ho found a nnmber of dead lambs piled In a heap. The only reason be can assign tor this is that his shepherd dog was accidentally locked np among the sheep over night by his herder and tbe dog stampeded the lambs into one com pact mass and they smothered to death in that shape. Attached to a freight train passing through York, Fa., tho other day was a car containing a number of horses, one of which leaped from tha car when about two miles from that city. He described several somersaults on tho ground, arose, and. finding his way to tho tract, trotted after tbe fast receding train until he came to a culvert, through which his fore legs went. Tbe brute tried in vain to extricate himself. He was held fast nntil word could ba sent to Brill Hart's station, a short distance awav, where a gang of railroad men were work ing. Tbey immediately went to the spot and removed the animal, which was badly, though not seriously, injured, thus averting a horrible railroad disaster. The superintendent of an electric light station gives the strange Instance of tha stop, ping of a meter and the explanation of tha trouble. On examining tbe meter, which was of 28 capacity, after a lapse of a month, in order to determine tha quantity ot enrrent to be charged for, he fonnd that the consumer, in the pressure of business, had placed a num ber of small boxes around the meter, conceal ing It from view. As it was desirable not to disturb them, it was suggested ana agreed to tbat the meter be allowed to run another month. At the end of the second month, tha coast being clear, the meter was examined and it was found tbat it recorded only five hours sinco the time ot last examination. This looked suspicions, but there was no gronnd to. believe that the meter had been tampered with. A very close inspection revealed the fact that a spider had spnn its web around the fans so that tbeycould not rotate under the action of tbe current. It appears tbat the screws which beld the cover to the top of the Instrument had not been put In. and that the spider bad taken ad vantage of tbe opening and established himself la the cozy quarters. PHILOSOPHER'S POINT. Eminent Statesman Wife, Mr. Lobby ba3 ofTered me an insult Wife In what way? E. S.-Offered me ?l,0CO to vote for bis bilL Wife Good gracious! Whatdid you do? E. S.-I pocketed the insult. CMcago Timet. ' "I think," said Pennington, pensively, "that 1 will write a poem on the 'front sate. If you aren't careful." his brutally, matter-of-fact room-mate replied, "you'll get arrested for defacing private property," Washington Post. Doctor Uml Cold no better? Strange. Been taking cod liver oil? That's right. Been wearing medium underclothing? Patient Well, yes: that is, I had a very light suit and very heavy one. Doctor Don't mean to tell me you've been wearing- one and then the other? 1'atient f es- 1 thonitht they would average np all right. C'ofAfer and furnisher. O, harsh is the song that is borne o'er the country In guttural notes, on the balmy spring breeze. Accompanied by blasts on the red nasal trumpet. Each sharp Is a cough and each flat is a sneeze; Ihc parts are all bass, matters not who's tbe singer. The articulation distorts the swelled lip: With ids. ugs and ahs Is the harmony laden. For the song of tbe spring Is a sonic of tbo grip. Buffalo Express, Tie "Would yon nhject to my smoking? . Sne-t'ertalulv not. If you don't object to being fired. 31ttseys He'tl'i. "So she's going to lecture on how to man age a husband. Is she? How many husbands has she bad herself?" 'Why, sho's never been married." A Tor Prut.