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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 189L' file Biftpafrg. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8. 1S48. Vol. 46, No. H.-Entcred at Pittsburg Postofllce, JCovcmbcr 14. iaS7, as second-class matter. Business Offloo Corner Smithfleld and Diamond Streets. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamon d Street F.ASTEKN AI1VTKTISIG OFFICE. ROOM II. TKIBUNE BUILDING. SEW YOKE, where complete files of THE DISPATCH can always be found. Poreljrn advertisers appreciate the con venience. Home advertiser and irlendt oi THE DISPATCH, while In ew lork. are also made clcomc THE DISPATCH is regularly on sale at Erentino's. 5 Union Square. JVew York, and 17 Ate. de rOpe-a, Fails, Fiance, tchere anyone uho hat been disappointed at a hotel news stand can obtain it. TEKSIS Or THE DISPATCH. rOTAGE TREE IS THE OTTED ETATES. DAILY DlsrATcn. One Year JM DAILY DisrATCH, Per Quarter Daily DisrATCH. One Month ,() Daily Disfatch. Including Sunday, 1 year. 30 00 Daily Dispatch lnelndlncbunday.Sm'ths 150 Daily Diei-ai-cii. including: Sunday, lm sh 90 suxdat Dispatch. One Year !60 eeklt DisrATCH, One lear 325 The Daily DisrATCH Is delivered by carriers at r'ccntsperwccl., or Including Sunday edition, at IfccnU per srecK. PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. APR. 22. 1891- THE REPUBLICAN CLCBS. The gathering or Republican clubs at Cincinnati opeued yesterday with a great deal ot vigor. The young Republican cle ment is putting itself in evidence with tell ing force, and is showing its determination to retrieve in 1S92 the reverses of last year, or, if they cannot do that, to go down with living colors. The address of President Thurston, summarized elsewhere, recapitu lates the identification of the Republican party with the protective policy. A promi nent feature of the convention is the pres ence of about 1,500 young Republican workers, filled to the chin with fidelity to protection and prepared to show their faith by their works. The only point on which the harmony of the gathering can be disturbed that which may make it none the less lively is whether it will be an uninterrupted boom for Blaine or not At present all the hur rahing seems to be for the Plumed Knight; but there is talk of getting in some work for Alger by making Clarkeon the President of the League. The convention will, of course, extend the regular and formal indorsement to the Harrison admin istration. Perhaps an even division ot honors may be made by adding an indorse ment of reciprocity for Blaine, of the tariff law for McKinley, and giving Clarkson his situation as a tail to the Alger whale. But that distribution of favors all around may be more unsatisfactory than more positive action. At all events, the gathering indicates that the Republican clubs are in vigorous condition and determined to make a record for themselves in 1892. TAKDY JUSTICE. The restoration of Commander Reiter, of the navy, to active service alter a lapse of some months, is an act of tardy and grauging justice to a deserving officer. His removal after the Barrundia affair was evi dently due to the imagined necessity of the administration to find an additional scape goat to get it out of its muddle. As Con gressman Dalzell clearly showed in his speech on the subject, there was no reason for this action, and it simply amounted to sacrificing a worthy officer for the sake of politics. Commander Reiter will resume command without loss of reputation or re spect among those who have any knowledge of the case. A MISTAKEN STEP. The latest phase of the coke strike is the report from two sources, yesterday, that Pinkerton guards have been brought into the region to gnard the works against rioters. This step The Dispatch cannot but regard as a departure Irom the line of action which should govern such cases. It is, of course, no such infraction of the law as riotons attacks on coke works or the use ot explosives. Those who criticise the employment of such guards must bear in mind that no slight provocation has been given by the preceding disorder and resort to force. But it is no less clear that the work of preserving order and enforcing the law should be left in the hands of the reg ular State authorities. The resort to irre sponsible guards from other States, who represent only the employers, is not keeping within the principles ot republican govern ment. The employers should look exclusively to the State for protection to their property and those who work for them. If the State does not do its lull duty in this respect, all who suffer from the neglect will have a valid claim to recover full damages. THE OTHER WAY. An illustration of the tendency to class every measure proposed in "Western Legis latures to protect popular rights against corporate abuses as "radical and injurious" is afforded by a press dispatch on the close of the Minnesota Legislature. In it the bill providing that any person may build an elevator ou tbe line of railroad mentioned as one of that class came within three rotes of passage. Now the right to do this not only appears in natural reason, but has been supported by high authority at common law. Nothing in law can restrict the right of any indi vidual to erect au elevator for the storage and handling of grain, nor is there in the charters ol railways any provision giving them the monopoly of elevating the grain they transport any more than of rolling the iron or mining tbe coal transported in the section affected. But the natural ripht is not all in this connection. The bill may be presumed to have made provisions requiring a railroad to transport grain to any point from each elevator on equal terms with its own. This might strike the corporate mind as radical, but it happens to have been the principle laid down by high authority at common law. Tbe Supreme Court of Illinois in two cases before the days of granger legisla tion held, in the language of Chief Justice Lawrence, that if a railway should dis criminate between elevators it would be "peculiarly defiant of its obligation as a common carrier." Such practice, tbe Court said, "might result in a system of organized monopolies in the most important articles of commerce," which it has done by the prac tice of the railways in ignoring the princi ple', of law enunciafed in this decision. Exactly the same principle was declared in the United States Circuit Court long before, with relerence to giving all business of rail ways to a favorite stock yards company, and Judge Baxter declared in his terse language that the railways "possess no such power to kill and make alive." A legislature which will not enforce a right so plainly vested In natural rights and the common law should be accused, not of a tendency toward radical and injurious legislation, but of subservience to corporate abuses. A FALSE POLICY. The latest phase ot the situation on ballot reform is that the conference between the legislative leaders and Senator Quay de cided that tbe Baker ballot reform bill be defeated. In its place the proposition is to pass tbe Robinson bill, which takes a Con stitutional convention so much for granted that it is proposed to elect the delegates for it before it is known whether the convention is approved or not. Tn other words, the course mapped oat is to repudiate the Republican pledge of last year by defeating a measure which can easily be made to secure practical ballot re form without any delay. Such course nej&s sarily suggests the inspiration of one or both of two motives. First, to secure an indefi nite postponement of a reform which might weaken the control of political managers over voters in various quarters, and, second, to afford the pretext for assembling a Con stitutional convention that may be able to emasculate the salutary provisions of the Constitution with regard to municipalities and corporations. Some of the more indiscreet Democrats have given a sort of excuse for this action by attacking the Baker bill, and refusing to be satisfied with anything short of a con vention. Bnt it is none the less true that this course shows that the platform pledge of ballot reform was not worth the paper it was written on, and that the Republican management is juggling with the public If the Constitutional Convention scheme goes much further it will afford a very good basis for a popular movement on the plat form that the present Constitution shall be maintained and enforced in all its essential provisions. THE GENERAL AND JUDGE. "Were it not for the prominence of the persons involved, the Boston court trouble would hardly be worthy of comment, but as one of them has a national reputation, both as lawyer and soldier, a few words seem necessary. Judging from the story pub lished in another column, both the General and the Judge am in the wrong. The former presumes entirely too much on his acknowledged reputation, while the latter mistakes stubbornness for firmness and hauteur for judicial dignity. Tbe affair Is a disgrace to both. It is hard to determine which should bear the greate.- blame. The Judge might, with out compromising the true dignity of his position, have remembered that the General is now an old man, and, always peppery, is even less able to control his temper than when he was younger. Tbe General might have remembered the courtesy due a Judge, and guided himself accordingly. In either case, there was a display of childishness in compatible with the positions of the dis putants. As an example for young lawyers the affair does not show up well, but there is a hope that the most immature disciple of Blackstone knows what is due his profession and himself better then does either the General or the Judge. THE CAUSE OFKEVOLT. The statement of Rev. "W. J. Cleveland, at a meeting in New York, vith regard to the cause of the Sioux outbreak, gives ad ditional weight to what was fully estab lished before. The trouble was clearly caused by tbe destitution inflicted on them by the incompetent if not corrupt manage ment of Indian affairs. The political methods which hare heretofore held sway in Indian affairs resulted in cutting down the ration to one-third its original volume, and then causing a further shrinkage by buying cattle in the fall and taking such poor care of them that they fell off in weight thirty to forty per cent That such practices should result in driving a lot of savages into revolt is not singular. If this great nation cannot make its agents fulfill its obligations on the basis of common honesty the blame for far more costly out breaks must rest on our politics, and not on the ignorant savages who are driven into revolt by starvation. It is interesting to observe in the newest exponent of civilization, the New York Re corder, a contribution giving a sure cure for warts, as follows: "Take a piece ot fat meat from the pan; rub each of tbe warts with it; thenhide tbe fat under a stone. When the meat has decayed tbe warts will hare disap peared." Tbe absolute necessity of taking the fat meat from tbe pan instead of the skillet is not more ixrpressire than tbe requirement of hiding it under a stone. What disasters might occur if tbe fat meat was burled in gravel is not stated; but the mind recoils with horror from tbe freaks the warts might perpetrate If a stray dog should turn the stone over and eat the meat The superstition which raises a riot in Benares because a Hindoo shrine is to be dis turbed for the construction of water-works, and the blowing up of water works in the coke regions on account of a wage dispute, approach each other more nearly on a level than tbe old est superstition and tbe newest civilization would be expected to come. Ben Butler's visit to New Orleans should be postponed nntil tbe Italian business is lully over. It will not do to overwork the mob. There is a surprising display of Bour bonism in the criticism of tbe New York Fast on the assertion of tbe President that 'The Confederate soldier has a lull, honorable and ungrndged participation in all tbe benefits of a great and just Government." The Foil objects to this. It believes every Confederate soldier is absolutely debarred Irom holding any posi tion in the United States. The idea thataman does not sbare the benefits of a Government because he cannot have a place in any army bearing a proportion to the population of one to 2,500,000 indicates that tbe JPost has tempo rarily got down to tbe most extreme and stupid level of pro-slavery irreconcilability. The New York JForfd thinks that a rarer thing than a day in June, of which tbe poet speaks, is a June day in April such as j-havo been experienced lately. But some people who have enjoyed the late weather will be cynical. Northern clubs are more effective than Southern handshakes in paving the way lir Republican National Conventions. The Socialist labor legislation of Ger many has developed the idea of punishing laborers who leave employers without notffce, but imposes nasimllar obligations on the em ployers. This will be regarded as an idiosyn crasy of imperial socialism; but what is to pre vent similar features from developing in any sort of established socialism? It would not be singular if "Webster Flanigan. of Texas, who has achieved addi tional fame as the worst-defeated candidate on record for Governor of that State, bad utilized the late opportunity to ask what it was there for. The esteemed Chicago Herald thinks the law ot Pennsylvania to prohibit profane swear- ing is modeled on the blue laws of Connecticut. If so, it is a blue law which appears iu the statutes of all the older States, and was in cluded In English law as tar back as the time of Elizabeth. It is only in the bonndless and untrammeled West that the privilege of filling tbe cirenm-ambient air with profanity is re garded as a part of tbe bill of rights. Peaches and politicians are expected to be a big crop this year in Delaware and East ern Maryland. It that region sends us plenty of peaches it can keep its politicians for strict ly home consumption. Baseball players are not the only ones who will strike ont on the 1st of May, judging from present indications. Some months ago The Dispatch pointed out that when tbe stancbest and most impreg nable ship of tbe new navy was launched the proper name for it would be tbe Pittsburg. The proposition was received with much public favor at the time. We are glad to see that the approval of the idea has produced the effect of inducing some of our esteemed cotemporaries to fall into line lu its advocacy. Sixty-five millions is to be spent to give Manchester, England, a 120-foot canal to the sea; and yet we hesitate over a 30,000,000 canal to give Western Pennsylvania, greater advantages. Blaine seems to be all right at Cincin nati. He's strictly in it so far. It is interesting to find our Eastern cotemporaries lamenting tbe fact that Senator Hearst's son has decided to sell his father's racing stable and devote his attention to build ing np his newspaper, the San Francisco Ex aminer. Tbe Eastern idea is to tbe effect that almost any man can produce a great newspaper, but that the man who owns a great racer is truly a benefactor to mankind. There is a suspicion that, after Bis marck's effort in the line of a candidate fo popular election, be has the experience and the fellows who persuaded him to run have the money. The April showers which are supposed to bring May flowers are overdue. The action of the Interior Department in indefinitely postponing tbe opening to entry of tbe new lands in Northern Wisoonsin because the lumbermen were threatening a riot is weak and inconsequent The United States ought by an effort of tbe imagination to regard itself as strong enough to open new lands for entry and eep the peaoe while the process Is going on. Before Mr. Ingalls gets through with his spring plowing he will be apt to conclude that tbe easy road to wealth by agriculture is a dream that is not even iridescent. Harrison is now giving the country a sort of Texas stee -. Italy's hindsight is a vast improvement on ber foresight A RAILROAD SOLD AT AUCTION. The Mortgage on the Kansas City and South ern Duly Foreclosed. Kansas Citt, April 21. The Kansas City and Southern Railway, one of John L Blair's roads, was sold at public auction to-day at fore closure sale. The road was sold to satisfy a deed of trust given the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, of New York, to secure $250,000 ot the road's bonds. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. The Prime Bishop of Cracow, in Aus trian Galicia, receives a revenu j of 200,000. The Archbishop of Erlau, in Hungary, has a yearly revenue which amounts to $275,000. Senator Lyman R. Casey has returned" to his borne at Jamestown, North Dakota, and has vigorously entered into the work of secur ing that State for the Republicans in 1892. Governor Fotvle, of North Carolina, who died suddenly last week, had been expect ing to visit Princeton during commencement Week to attend tbe 10-year reunion of his class. Mrs. Koch, the wife of the famous Ger man specialist, has tbe entire charge of her husband's immenso correspondence, and per. lorms her duties as secretary very success fully. The Hon. Elaine Gurst and her sis ters have started a novel undertaking In tbe form of a mushroom farm, tbe proceeds of which are for the support of a boys' evening school. Dr. George C. Lorimeb, the eminent Baptist minister of Chicago, whose health broke down suddenly several months ago. has returned from Europe and resumed his pas toral duties. Isaac Pitman, the father of phonog raphy, considering his 80 years of life, is indeed a unique man. In bis habits be is an escetic, for neither wine, beer nor spirits, flesh, fish nor fowl passes his lips. General Miles shaved off his mus tache when be went to Fine Ridge, at tbe ex pense of bis good looks; but be is now growing a fresh one. It is explained that a man cannot make himself understood by the Sioux unless his upper lip is clean. Mrs. Jennie M. Lozier, the new Pres ident of Sorosls, is a physician herself, the wife of a physician, and daughter-in-law of the noted Clemcnce Lozier, one of the first women physicians in America, She has given up her practice and Is devoted to pbilantbropby. DEATHS OF A DAY. Obituary Notes. Robert MOOBE,the well-known cloth merchant of the firm of Robert Moore & Co., Baltimore, died Monday of heart failure. John Young died at his home at Wurtemburg on Monday at the are of 70 years. Tbe deceased was a brother of Andrew Young otthls city. Samcel L. Pettixgill, tbe well-known adver tising aceut. died Saturday evening in Brooklyn, of plcuro-pneumoula. He began Ule as a printer. GENERAL A. L. BURDICK died Monday morn ing. Twenty years ajro ho was in command of the State inlfltla. He served as a Democrat in the Legislature a number ot terms. Mrs. anna B. Kirkpatrick, wife or William II. Klrspatrlck and danchterof tbe late Peter Grafi. of Bufialo Mills. Armstrong cdunty, died yesterday at ber residence In Allegheny. Mrs. Kate. O'Conxsll, widow of Charles O'Connell. M. P., or the County Kerry, Ireland, and last survlulng daughter of the "Liberator." Daniel O'Connell, died Monday In Dublin. The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Coulson, mother of DctectlTe Sol Coulson. took place at tbe Cen tenary M. E. Church yesterday afternoon. The cburcii was filled with mourning friends, and sev eral very feeling adtiresses were made. Mrs. Mary K.GOCUH, widow or John B.Gougb, the temperance lecturer, died at Hillside farm. In Boyiston, Monday, at tbe age of 71 years. The Immediate cause of death was paralysis and she naa neen neipiess ior borne monins past. Mr. Marsh goooins. of East Boston, one of the founders.Af the famous Atlantic Works, known all over the conntry by shipbuilders and others interested In marine business, died on Saturday, aged St. Mr. Googtus was alsojargcly Interested lu ships. Charles Pierre Victor, Count Pajal. a French soldier. Is dead. He was In the Crimean campaign and commanded a brigade in the Franco-German War. He was taken prisoner at Metz and carried to Germany. He was also dis tinguished as an artist. Captain alfhokso E. Gordon died on San day nlgutatHew Brunswick, S.J., at the age of 65. irom paralysis. He was United State s Mar shal under President Cleveland, until compelled by 111 health to resign In 1SS9. in 1873 be was clerk or the Congress Committee on Manufact ures. He was a war veteran and formerly a news paper man. Rev. Henry Darling, D. D Lu D., Presi dent orHamllton College, Clinton. N. If.; died of bronchitis at bis home in Clinton Monday morn ing. Dr. Darling was born in Reading In 1823, and graduated at Amherst in 1842. Among his published works are "The Closer Walk" (ls62). , "Slavery and the War" (1863), "Conformity to tho World" (1873) and ".Not Doing, but Receiv ing" (1875). Belgium has lost in the death of Joseph Marie Constantly Bruno, Baron Kervyn de Lcttenbove, it most valuable historian. He was a member of the Chamber of Deputies sluce the fall of the Anctnan Cabinet. He was Minister of the Inte rior from Julv. 1870. to December. 1871. In politics a Conservative, he was so Impartial as a writer of history that his political opinion was once a mooted question In France. IN SUN AND SHADOW. Relics of La Grippe Crepe and Mourning Garb Everywhere Bidding Against Her self A New City by the Weigh Spring Early Here Bads and Blossoms Notes by the Topical Talker. Happily, the death lists in tbe papers are diminishing, and tbe returns of tbe Board of Health show that the fatal reign ot la grippe is coming to an end. But the epidemic has left plenty of reminders of its devastating course. There are certainly more women in mourning in Pittsburg to-day than ever before. You can see that for yourself if you will but watch the crowd of pedestrians' gn Fifth avenue for a quarter of an hour thisafternoon. The demand for mourning goods, such as crepes, cashmeres, Henrietta cloth, and India silks, in black, hag been simply enormous, I was told at Home's yesterday. In a corresponding degree, the sales of bright-hued dresses and millinery, attuned to the lively air of spring, are this year below tbe average. Yesterday nothing Impressed me more after a couple of months' absence than tbe omnipres ence of black attire aud pallid faces wberever I went. It seems to me that after shaking-bands with, say a couple of hundred people, I can't remember a single individual, man or woman, who did not have a Struggle more or less severe with la grippe to tell of. There is nothing like absence, be it ever so brief, to qualify one to detect tbe changes In one's neighbors and ac quaintances, and I am sorry to say that in nearly every case it has been a chauga for the worse that these faces have shown me. I have not seen so many prominent cheek bones and unwholesome complexions in Pittsburg before. This is tbe truth, and a sad witness it is to tbe affliction of our city of late. Bidding Against Herself. There was a great congregation of farmers' wives and country folk at a sale of furniture in an Edgenortb boarding bouse the other day, and the auctioneer enjoyed some novel sensa tions. For instance ha offered an ironing board for sale, and a nice little old lady started in with a hid of twenty-fire cents. "Twentj-tivo cents bid; who says thlrtyf" said the auctioneer. Tbe little old lady nodded ber head In reply and of course the auctioneer went on: "Thirty cents bid who says tbirty-flvef ' Nobody but the little old lady hankered for a second-hand ironing board, it appeared, for she alone responded to the auctioneer's appeal with a nod, and again tbe price went up: Thirty-five bid; who says forty!" The original bidder, unlearued In auction sale lore, was determined to bave the. board and again raised her own figure S cents. The auctioneer inhumanly corking up his amuse ment kept repeating the formula till tbe dear little old lady bad bid up the price to fl 25. When he could no longer keen bis face straight the ironing board was knocked down at SI 25 to tbe sole contestant for its possession, who vias greatly excited and pers&iring freely after the desperate struggle with herself. Weigh Out of Sight The day Chicago express on the Wabash route was running gayly north the other morn ing when from under the spring bonnet of a pretty St. Louis bride, who was enjoying tbe honeymoon luxury of a parlor car seat came this startling query: "George, dearest, ever so many freight cars have Capa City on them where is it, dearest!" George blushed, but be didn't forget that be was a bridegroom, and he answered: "Capa city, my own! Guess it's a weigh station." In Bustle Neighborhoods. In tbe first week of May last year tbe foliage hereabout was not so far advanced as It Is now. Tbe warmth of yesterday's sun worked mira cles on bill and dale, bringing out tbe orchard blossoms and breaking tbe buds everywhere. The Ohio Valley is wonderfully beautiful just now. The orchards on Seven-Mile Island are all ablaze; late peaches, apples and cherries all blooming together. The river hills are streaked and patched with radiant green, the unfolding of the maples' leaves. Even under the somber walls and towers of tbe penitentiary in the classic shades of Woods' Run the apple trees are scattering perfume aud petals. Tbepns ouers within cannot see these silver heralds of the spring, but they can catch tbe fragrance of tbelr gospel ou the breeze, and sunbeams are just as golden upon a prison floor as anywhere. These are the bees' busy days, and also for tbe birds,if an able-bodied robin, who garnered aud gulped about twenty worms before my eyes yesterday morning in two or three minutes, was a representative laborer. Two New Theaters. The new theater on Sixth street is rising very fast, and some idea ot Mr. Davis' plan can be bad already from the frame of tbe first balcony and tbe supports of tbe parquet floor, which are already In position. The proportions of the bouse are evidently to be large enough to allow of roominess in the auditorium, a most desirable feature, for which Pittsburg theaters are not noted. From tbe progress made already the theater ought to be in perfect condition for tbe opening night in September, unless the promised disturbance in the building trade shall interfere. Chicago has gained a theater as nearly per fect in every respect as tbe world has yet known by the fire which destroyed McVickar's Theater last summer. The new theater is tbe most comfortable, and I think tbe most impos ing, in the country. This is the opinion of a far better judge, for last week W. J. Florence told me that In all his travels in England, Aus tralia and America he bad never played in a' theater so admirably appointed and designed, both before and behind the curtain, as Mc Vickar's. Mr. Florence said moreover that the acoustics of the house could not be im proved upon. As for tbe scheme of decoration. It is exceedingly rich and noble; and one marvels that such effects could be obtained with so few and slight departures from the dominant terra cotta red In which the mouldincs of the balconies, proscenium arch and walls are paintefiT But the most im portant merit of all is that the ventilation is thorough, and you can sit through a long play on a close muggy evening, as it was when I was there last week, and still escape from the theater withouta headache or a parched throat from breathing foul air. Hepbukn Johks. THE POET WAS MtrBDEEED, And Bis Severed Head Secretly Burled In a Leaden Box. Detroit, April 2L Dr. O. W. Owen is pa tiently working on a Shakespearean crypto gram. He will complete his labors in two years and publish a book. With his cipher key, he has established to bis own satisfaction, that Bacon wrote tbe Shakespearean plays; that fire of the works contain 27 complete nar ratives; that they contain an interesting defense ot Bacon against the charge of taking bribes as lord high chancellor, the reason why he did not fight the caso In court being that his wife was unfaithful and he would have to betray his own dnhonor in telling tbe story; that Queen Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen," was mother of two bots, Lord Bnrloigh being tbe father uf one, and that Shakespeare was a boorish actor whom Bacon bad to murder to save himself from being betrayed as the real author of tbe plays, Shakespeare's bead, so says the ciphei, was buried in a leaden box, and the place of interment is so minutely given that Dr. Owen expects to find it. ITS SEASON SUDDENLY CLOSES. A Comic Opera Company Whoso Lines Wcro Not in Pleasant Places. JRrECIAL TELEGUAM TO TUB DISPATCn.1 New York, April 2L "Influence, or True Loro Never Runs Smooth," a comic opera, closed its season at Beading, Pa., on last Saturday. The members of tbe company arrived in the city to day. The organization was taken out by W. K Manning, a Boston real estate dealer, and J. F. Warner, tho composer of the opera. The company opened at New Haven on April 2. and did well lu that city, bnt bad business in Pittsburg, and oue night stauds in Pennsylva nia discouraged tbe managers. John D. Mishler attached tbe scenerv to pay the company's tares to this city, and Beatrice Goldey, one of the members, brought suit to day against Manning for $250 on the ground that sbe bad been engaged for four weeks and had not received tbe two week's notice which her contract called for. Go It, Old Fellow! McDonald (Pa.) Outlook. Nobody will be elected to any office without our permission and the party organs at Wash ington will bo made to see myriads of stars. We shall be rich, powerful, intolerant ungain sayable, tyrannical and diabolically inconsistent and egotistic. We shall lick every man and woman that snubbed us in this world. Oh, we'll just be the greatest roosters you ever saw. 1 KEELY'S LATEST. If You Can Guess What He Is Driving at You Will Bo Able to Fly. All molecular masses of terrestrial matter are composed ot the ultimate e.her from which all things originally emanated, writes Keely, the motor crank, in Lippencoll's Mag axine. They are sympathetically drawn to ward the earth's center, as according to tbe density of their molecular aggregation, minus their force or sympathetic outreach toward celestial association. In other words tbe celes tial brain flow as controlling terrestrial physi cal organisms the celestial, mind; the terres trial, matter. The sympathetic outflow from the celestial streams reaches the infinite depths of all the diversified forms of matter. Thus it is seen that the celestial brain flow which permeates to its atomic depths the terrestrial convolutions of all matter, forms tbe exact sympathetic parallel to the buman brain flow and the physi cal organism a perfect connective link ot controlling sympathy or sympathetic control Under certain orders of sympathetic vibration, polar and anti-polar, the attractive sympa thies ot either stream can be intensified so as to give the predominance to tbe celestial or to tbe terrestrial. If the predominance be given the celestial, to a certain degree, on a mass of metal, it will ascend from tbe earth's surface toward tbe etherio field with a velocity as according to tbe dominant concentration that is brought to bear on the negative thirds of its mass chords, by in ducing high radiation from tbeir neutral cen ters, in combination with the power of tbe celestial attractive. The power of the terrestrial propulsive and celestial attractive to lift, and these conditions reversed, or tbe celestial propulsive and the terrestrial attractive to descend. Associating these conditions with tbe one of corpuscular bombardment it is evident to me with what perfection an airship of any number of tons weight can, when my system is completed, be controlled In all tbe varied movements neces sary for complete commercial use. at any de sired elevation, and at any desired speed. It can float off into atmospheric space as gentle in motion as thistledown, or with a velocity out rivaling a cyclone. CONTRACT AND EXPAND, Do the Ballroad Tracks Between Here and Philadelphia. Philadelphia Record. It is a curious fact but one which need make no passenger at all nervous, that the tracks of tbe Pennsylvania Railroad between this city and Pittsburg are more than one-fifth of a mile, or 1,134 feet to be exact, shorter on an extremely cold day iu winter than on a hot day, such as yesterday. It has been found that a steel rail expands or contracts one part In each 143,000 parts with every change of a degree in temperature, and on the 353 miles from here to Pittsburg tbls amounts to 12 teet 6 inches for every degree. The difference in the length of the rails on a 90-degree day in August and a zero day In winter is therefore, over 1.100 feet. The extremes of temperature in Pennsylvania are really much greater than these, and dnuLt less.tberefore, the difference in tbe length of the rails is even more striking. This contraction and expansion Is taken up at the joints. A CONSUL GENEBAL EESIQN8. He Will Resume His Profession as a Clergy man at Kokomo, Ind. Columbus, Ind., April 2L A telegram was received here this morning announcing the resignation of Consul General Z. T. Sweeny, now at Constantinople, Turkey. He will again enter the ministry, having a call to a church at Kokomo, Ind. The Goose Walked Back. MlDDLETOWN, CONK., April 21. A big flock of wild geese went over Bristol tbe other day, flying low, and as they drove on just above tbe roof tree of a bouse at the end of tbe village street, latent ambition in the bosom of a tame goose belonging to tbe owner of tbe bouse as serted itself. Tbe tame goose uttered a loud squawk, spread his wings, and away he went with the wild ones, the end goose in tbe tail of the long leg of the winged wedge. On tbe flock swept northward, and tbe Bristol do mestic goose kept up his end very well for a mile and a half; then bis strength failed, and, with a second squawk, be dropped to the ground near the house of a farmer. He turned around three times, got his bearings, and pad dled slowly home on foot His owner thinks the goose's soul too expansive for the barnyard walk, and has clipped the bird's wings. Douglas County, Ga., Greets Ben. Savannah News. ) It was g enerally known that President Harri son and party would stop for a short time while at Salt Springs, and tbe colored people thought they should show their appreciation of a visit from the Nation's Chief. As Colonel W. T. Roberts, tbe able Democratic Representative from Douglas, was boarding tha train a colored boy banded bim the following characteristic letter from Obe Farmer, tbe Chairman of the Douglas County Republican Committee: "Hon orable president Harison Salt springs dear Sir: i am now sic witb New Mnny Cant be out xcept my regards in hast O. T. Farmer chairman conty rep comity." Where Was Quay? Punta Gorda, April 21. As the steamer Clara was coming up the bay Wednesday, a 125 pound tarpon jumped aboard with such force as to break in the cabin door and knock down one of the crew, seriously injuring him. Tbe fish was overpowered, and the passengers treated to a feast ot tarpon steak. A Warning. Cincinnati Tlines-Blsr. In your hot haste to shed your winter flan nels and put your window garden in tbe front door yard, don't forget that in this latitude we sometimes bave an Indian winter. There will be cooler weather than this between now and next September. The Reading's Capital Increased. Philadelphia, April 21. At tho special meeting of the stockholders of tbe Philadel phia and Reading Terminal Company, held to day, it was unanimously agreed to increase the capital stock from 3,000,000 to 8,500,000. PEOPLE "WHO COME AND Ga Division Passenger Agent E. D. Smith and wife, of the Baltimore and Ohio road, left for Philadelphia last evening. General Passen ger Agent C. W. Bassett, of the Pittsburg and Western road, and wife went to New York to attend tbe wedding of a friend. J. E. Brown, the owner of an Ogden iron mine, registered at tbe Seventh Avenue yester day. He had engagements with B. F. Jones and Andrew Carnegie. When he learned they were not in the city be went West. C. E. E. Childers, joint agent of tbe In specting Bureau, has been granted a two months' leave of absence to visit his parents in England. His father is the Liberal leader. Sir Hugh Childers. R. H. Lee, of Titusvil'e, met K. P. Lee, of Buffalo, vestcrday at the Dnqucsne. Tbey discovered they were cousins, and are descend ants of the famous Leo family of Virginia. Chirles Scully, who has been confined to the Homeopathic Hospital since last fall with facial paralysis, is able to take short walks. He is slowly improving. Hamilton and Samuel Disston, the Phil adelphia saw manufacturers, took breakfast at the Monongahela House yesterday. Tbey were going to Chicago. F.r-Renresentative Thomas H. L'aidler. of Unlontown, and W. R. Crawford, of Frank lin, registered at tbe Seventh Avenue last evening. E. C. Darley, a partner of J. P. Withe row, arrived from tbe riotith last evening. Mr. Witberow went to Philadelphia after soma contracts. A. C. Hopkins, Republican Congressman-elect from Lock Haven, and W. K. Lllson, a glass man of Martin's Ferry, are at the An derson. H. E. Passavant, Secretary of the Mahon ing and Shenango Iron Manufacturers' Asso ciation, was at the Anderson yesterday. Mrs. Bussell Thornton, of JJniontown, who has been spending tbe wlntor in Califor nia, arrived at the Duquesne yesterday. Ex-President Norton, of the Louisville and Nashville road, passed through the city yesterday, bound fur California. George B. Hooley, of the Springfield Government Arsenal, is at the Monongahela House. He 13 here buying steel. B, T. Irving and A. "W. Mercer, two wealthy lumber men from Saginaw, put up last evening at Deshon's Hotel. Major Sam Hazlett, of Washington, and H. Sellers McKce were Eastern passengers last evening. Frank Semple and wife went to Phila delphia last evening. J. M. Hagan, a Morgantown lawyer, is at the Duquesne. Thomas Deegan, of Chicago, is at the Scblosser. REITER IS REINSTATED. Secretary Tracy Backs Down From the Position He Took a Short While Age He Realized That His Letter to the Com mander Was a Grave Mistake. imOM A KTAJT CORRESPONDENT. 1 Washington, April 21,-Late last evening Secretary Tracy signed an order reinstating Commander Reiter to his position in tbe navy, from which he was dismissed about six months ago on account of tbe dissatisfaction of the de partment witb his conduct in tbe Barmndia affair. Commander Reiter was then in charge of the Ranger. He is now assigned to tbe Thetis, which is in every way a more desirable and comfortable vessel. Readers of The Dispatch will well remem ber all tbe details of the controversy. Tbe savage letter of tbe Secretary, tbe protest of Commander Reiter, claiming at least a hearing, and how finally Hun. John Dalzell took up the matter, used every means to effect Belter's re inatatement, and failing to accomplish his aim quietly brought the matter before Congress in wuat was pronounced one of the most mas terly pleas ever heard on the floor of the House. Tbe reinstatement is almost wholly due to the persistent work of Mr. Dalzell. though tbe authorities of the Navy Depart ment and tho President himself admitted that a mistake had been made. s. The Talk at the Department. It is whispered about tbe department that Assistant Secretary Soley wrote tbe letter and Secretary Tracy, still partially unfitted for work by the terrible catastrophe of his house bold, signed tbe act of dismissal without due consideration. A little later he realized that tbe letter was not only a mistake, but that it was absolutely and outrageously brutal, such as one gentleman should not write to another, but it had been published broadcast and could not be recalled without deep humiliation. In view of these feelings and of the onslaughts of Mr. Dalzell, which were recognized as wholly just and logical, reinstatement waited only upon opportunity to assign Mr. Reiter to a command. Commissioner Stockton has bad command of the Thetis for upward of two years and wants a rest from seafaring life for a time. At bis own request be has been detach edrand Commissioner Reiter assigned to succeed him. The Thetis has been fur some time at San Francisco, 'pre paring for a survey of the coast of Lower Cali fornia, and in this work she will engage under direction of Commander Reiter. She Is a ves sel fitted specially for Arctic exploration and was the vessel which rescued the Greely party. Under Commandsr Stockton. sbe has made several voyages around the coast of Northern Alaska to watch the flow of the Ice, and take other observations on the course of theJean nette expedition. Ot course, it goes without saying that both Representative Dalzell and Commissioner Reiter are highly delighted with the latter's reinstatement. Mr. Dalzell is very modest about the matter, however, and will merely say that what the Department recog nized as a terrible mistake had been corrected as cracefully. and completely as was possible under tbe circumstances. Quite a number ot gentlemen will go from the capital to attend the Americus Club banquet next Monday evening, among them Hon. S. V. Holllday. Commissioner of Customs, Judge Gilkeson. Second Controller, and Cnlet Henry, of the Bureau ot Indian Accounts. Ballroad Bates en Lire Stock. The Inter-State Commerce Commission to day, In an opinion by Commissioner Veazey, decided the case of John P. Squire & Co., against the Michigan Central and Hudson River Railroad Company and the Boston and Albany Company involving tbe rates of trans portation on live hogs, cattle and meat products, in favor of tbe complainants. Tbe points decided are briefly as follows: First The provision of the third section of the act to regulate commerce prohibiting car riers from making or giving any undue or un reasonable preference or advantage to any particular person, firm, company, corporation ur locality, or any particular description of traffic, in any respect whatsoever, not only ap plies to relative rates on description of traffic shipped to and from competing localities, but also to relative rates on differently described articles which are competitive In the same markets, and when carriers have established rates on articles of competitive traffic which are relatively reasonable and fair, they cannot arbitrarily select particular articles of such traffic and materially raise or lower rates so established thereon without violating that pro vision of tbe statute. Second Rates for ice transportation of prop erty should be based upon existing fixed facts and permanently continuing conditions, among which are bulk weight and general value of the commodity and expense of carriage, purely COmmprnlfll rnntlftArtlfntii as intB tt runtd and labor, rates of taxation, fluctuating market prices, and generally geographical advantages or disadvantages of business location, are neither legitimate factors nor fixed and stable conditions which can lawfully be considered tbe adjusting relative rates. The proper rela tion of fates on strictly competitive articles should be determined by reference to respective- costs of service, ascertained with all possible accuracy. ' Third Violation by one carrier of principles laid down In this case as governing relative rates on competitive articles dues not justify similar violations by its competitors. Fourth Tbe rates involved In this case are those on live bogs, live cattle and the dressed products of each. These are found to be com. petitlve commodities, and therefore entitled to relatively i easonable rates for transportation proportioned to each other, according to the respective costs of service. Liqhtneb. IMMIGBANTS PE0M ITALY. Their Home Government Warns Them as to American Laws. SPECIAL TELEORAM TO THE BISPATCH.I New York, April 22. The Italian Govern, ment seems to be making an effort to inform its subjects about the immigration laws of the United States. Tbe first evidence of this ap peared on tbe back of the passport of an immi grant who landed at the barge office to-day. It was in tbe form of a printed paster and ran thus: "According to the laws in force in the American Union all convicts, idiots, paupers and professional beggars, and all who coma to the United States under contract to work are barred from landing and when an immigrant is landed in violation nf the above be is sub ject to expulsion from the Republic within one year from landing. The expenses of his return are borne by the steamsbip comoany which carried him. This regulation does not apply to domestic servants who accompany their masters." Thirteen of the regiment of Italians who arrived on Monday on tbe steamer Alesia and Alexandria were debarred to-day. Five had been imprisoned in Italy charged respectively with arson, assault stabbing, killing and felonious assault. ANNA DICKINSON'S CLOTHES Are Taken From Her Sister's House at Pitts ton ana Carried to New York. SPECIAL TELEORAM TO TH DISPATCH.' PlTTSTON', April 21, A woman representing Howe & Hummell arrived here to-day and secured from Miss Susan E. Dickinson all of Anna Dickinson's clothing, jewelry and MSS, returning with them to Now York this even ing. Miss Susan is still too ill to leave her room, and was unable herself to attend to tbe repre sentative of her sisters couusel. She gave directions to her lawyer, however, and the latter delivered the property, takitfg receipts for it A Western View. Denver Republican. .Tho trouble in the coke regions of Pennsyl. vanla is not yet over, and it may be that a serious conflict with the State authorities will take place before it is brought to an end. A great deal of this trouhle'is due to the fact that a lawless class of men were imported from Europe to work in tho coke region. If this bad not been done, the operators would bave to deal with a far more intelligent class of laborers. The men who brought these Slavs and others of their kind into the country deserve no sym pathy. In so far as tbey suffer, tbey may be said to suffer justly. But the peace of the State ot Pennsylvania is endangered, and to a greater or less degree the whole conntry is disturbed. The American people have been learning some lessons of late which it is to be hoped they will take to heart AN DN1LLITEKAL SONG. My Madeline! my Madeline! ' Mark my melodious midnight moans, Mnch may my melting music mean, My modulated monotones. My mandoline's mild minstrelsy. My mental music maxazlue. My mouth, my mind, my memory. Must mingling murmur, "Madeline." Muster 'raid mldnijtht masquerade, Mark Moorish maidens, matrons mien, 'Monxsl Murcia's most mijcstlc maids. Match mv my matculess Madeline. Melt mo3t mellifluous melody 'Midst Mdrcia's misty mounts marine. Meet me moonlight marry me, Madonna mla Madeline Songs of Singularity. SOOIETT LN THE SPRING-. Entertalnmtihts That Have Been and Are Yet to Be Given. Mrs. C. L Wade, the President of tbe Woman's Club, will represent tbe organization in the National Council of tbe Federation of Woman's Clubs, at Orange, N. J., May 20. It was so decided at the regular meeting yester day, as a result of a letter from Charlotte Emerson Brow, President of the) Advisory Board. Tbe meeting will be a sort of caucus, the object to amend tbe constitution and by laws of tbe Federation and prepare an outline programme for the biennial meeting next vear. The ladies will be entertained by tbe Woman's Club of Orance, and will be tendered a reception by Mrs. Ealson, the electrician's wife. Delegates will be present from all over the United States, and will voice the sentiments ot tbe clubs tbey represent in the reconstruction of the constitution and by laws. No other business of importance was transacted at the meeting yesterday. An Interesting Paper on Russia. A crisp, spicy, well-written paper by Mrs. M. B. Scbluederberg. on "The Foundlings' Home at Moscow," aroused considerable animated discussion. Prefacing ber remarks by saying that a young conntry, like a youthful person, imagines itself much wiser than its elder, and, commenting briefly upoa tbe ability tbe United States displays in discovering the mote in Rus sia's eye, while ignoring the beam in its own, tbe lady entered into an interesting description of tbe Moscow borne. Tbe idea promulgated throughout tbe paper was that the United States had been very derelict in providing, as a nation, for its foundlings, and, while criticising Russia severely, might still imitate ber example lu many things with mnch credit. While in this country not a smgle in stitution for the care of foundlings under Government support exists, said Mrs. Scbluederberg, Russia annually bestows 21,000, 000 on this one home, and as tonne immense in stitution soma idea of tbe size may be gained by tbe fact tbat it has 2,223 windows. Over 15,000 children are received every year. Good Treatment for a Month. The Infants remain in the building but one month if tbey are in good health, and dnrinc tbat time tbey are vaccinated and supplied with good clothing. Tbey are then sent with tbelr nurses to tbe village in which tbe nurse reside, and 1 50 is paid weekly for their care. The parents or rela tives of the children may claim tbarn anytime before tbey are 10 years old, bnt unless tbey do tbe children are under tbe Government's supervision until tbey are of age. In tbe meantime tbe girls are Instructed in various occupations, including housework, and many of them drift back to tbe Home as nurses. The buys are trained for military service and taught trades. Tbe entire institu tion, nurses, medical corps and all are under tbe supervision of the Government and a high price is placed upon human life. Many parents ot tbe laboring classes take their children to tbe Home, tbe only questions Deing asked re garding a child are its name and age. But such a perfect system exists in the Home that no difficulty is eVer experienced in tracing a child in after years. The Art Society of tbls city will be 17 years old in May, and at a meeting of its directors yesterday, it was decided to celebrate tbe day in an appropriate manner. A musical and literary reception will be given at the Pittsburg Club Theater, on the evening of May 21, when tbe charter will be presented, by-laws adopted, and corporate organizations made, in connec tion with tbe other programme. At the meet ing yesieruay several new memoers were elected. Miss H. H. Killlkelly. Miss May Beesley. Dr. John B. McClelland. Prof. Benja min Jones, Charles Davis Carter and W. P. Hanna. The charter for which the society ap plied was filed yesterday with the Protbono tary, and will come before the coutt May IS. The one hundred and sixty-fifth and one hundred and sixty-sixth receptions ol tbe so ciety will be held at the Society's rooms. Acad emy of Science and Art Building. Fifth street, on Monday and Tuesday evenlnzs next at 8 o'clock. Mr. H. E. KrehbieL of New York, the country's foremost musical critic and literateur, will at thene receptions deliver two lectures: Monday. "Origin and Nature of the Lyric Drama," with illustrations by Miss Bertha Kaderly. soprano. Mr. Harry B. Brockett, Jr., tenor, and Mr. Carl Retter, accompanist; Tues day, "Richard Wagter and His Art Work," with pianoforte illustrations by Mr. Carl Retter. These lectures from such an authority will be especially valuable, as preliminary to the May Festival. The regular monthly meeting of tbe Woman's Christian Temperance Alliance was held yesterday afternoon in the Fourth U. P. Church, Allegheny, Mrs. HC. Campbell pre siding in the absence of Miss Leitcb, the presi dent. Tbe business of themeettngwas entirely routine, consisting in chief of tbe reports from tbe different superintendents of tbe work. Mrs. Dr. Collins, superintendent of evangelistio work, reported that the prevailing sickness bad greatly added to her labors. Tbe number of visits made had been doubled and sbe had visited, aided and held gospel meetings with quite a number of distressed families. A WEDDIS'O that will unite two very promi nent young people will be solemnized next Wednesday evening, at the residence of Mrs. William Singer, on Western avenue. The bride elect is Miss Bertha Whorton, the charm ing sister of Mrs. Singer, and the groom-to-be is William Orr, a son of Robert Orr. Tbe affair will be elegant, but not elaborate. At tendantsjwlll be dispensed with entirely, and a limited number of guests will witness the cere mony. Miss Elin Esselius, tbe pretty little Swedish Sloyd teacher of the California State Normal School, and Prof. Theodore Nos. Prlncinal of the school, will entertain to-day a distinguished Pittsburg party. 1; is tbe inten tion of Messrs. T. H. Phelps, William Nagle and Thomas D. Keller to visit the school to day and investigate the Lloyd system in the in terest of the Pittsburg public schools. After seeing Miss Esselius in ber rustic apartment with ber naive, pretty manner of instructing. and the Interest taken in tbe work by tbe pupils it is highly probable a favorable report will be given br tbe committee, who will leave the city on tho 1020 train and return at 7 o'clock. Mb. ajcd MkS.'Baxteb, of Edgewood, with their family, departed last evening for New York, from thence to sail for Europe, where they will remain a year or longer. The greater portion of tbe time will bo spent in England with Mrs. Baxter's people, but various parts of the Continent will be visited. Miss Baxter will continue her studies while abroad. Tha Baxter home in Edgewood will be occupied by Mr. Scbroeder and family, who are already domi ciled there. Ox Monday evening the Brushton Literary Society held a regular meeting at tbe residence of Mr. William Marshall, Amanda street, Tho programme for tho evening consisted of mu sical and literary selections. After the society adjourned, as is usual, the members enjoyed a "little social feast," and had quite a merry time plaving parlor games. Tne next regular meeting of the society will be held at tbe resi dence of Mr. Isaac Blackadore, on Monday, May 4. The Health Association Is displaying con siderable vigor. At a meeting held yesterday morning it was reported that the organization numbered 230 members, and tbat 50 young men had applied for membership. Mrs. John M. Oakley occupied tbe chair, and a committee of five was appointed to locate and investigate un healthy odors. Tbe next meeting will be held the first Tuesday in May. THE Utopia Circle. C L. S. C. will hold a "Shakespeare Memorial Meeting." Monday evening, at tbe residence of Miss Laing, No. 18 Rose street, Tbe features of tbe evening will be several addressee, declamations and readings, interspersed witb vocal and instru mental music all selected from tbe author's works. A very enjoyable, as well as Interest ing meeting is anticipated. Tbe Utopia Circle is composed of young people of the bill and meets regularly every Monday evening at tbe homes of the respective members. A CLASSICAL, aesthetic entertainment will be given at the Pittsburg Club Theater to-morrow evening, by tbe pupils of Mrs. Rebecca Boardman. The affair is to be something novel, unique and elegant: the performers are all to bo dressed in Grecian attire, and the tableaux and various numbers are decidedly attractive. Two little' danghtera of Mrs. Boardman will dance the minuet Social Chatter. The engagement is announced of Miss Annie Craig ana mi. inanes xieuuei. Rev. Mb. Ballekttne lectures to-morrow evening at tbe Buena Vista M. E. Church on "Palestine." The Art Musical Association will meet at tbe residence of Prof. Salmon, on Arch street, to-morruw evening. The engagement annonnced last week of Miss Cbalf ant and Major McKee will culminate in marriage on June 2L The Rivals" will be given by amateurs to morrow evening at the residence of Mrs. Hay worth, on Stockton avenue. Misses Mihnie Rhejes. of Corry. and Net tie Rhine', of Ridgeway, who have been visit ing in Pittsburg, left for their homes this morning. Tun members of tha rittsbnrc Recreation Club will leave for camp about Hie middle if July. Tbev will as usual go to Twin Lake, near Eastville, O. Herman Westiqhouse and family, who have been spending tbe winter in Florida, will return tbls week and take possession of their Edgewood borne. CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS. There are 10,000 miles of irrigating ditches tn Colorado. New York" and Brooklyn consume daily about 60,000 chickens. Japan had on January 1, 40,215 physi cians, 19 of whom were graduated abroad. Iceland, letters from that island state, had a phenomenal winter, with never a flake of snow or an hour of frost. A New York broker has framed sets of dinner cards over 1,500 in number as mementoes of tbe good times he has had. The male students of Michigan Uni versity, Ann Arbor, are accused of nsing curl ing irons, and are under investigation. A colored preaeberof Waynesboro, Ga., is circulating a subscription paper In order to raise money to nuy a set oi raise teetn. A child 3 years old has actually been carried off by an eagle near Trencsln, In Hun gary, in sight of the father and mother. ACbicago woman advertises that she lost on Sunday, while going to church, a pig's tusk, and she offer a reward for its return. A tbiet supposed to be a woman proved when arrested in New York, to be a man who had been wearing women's clothes for a num ber of years. A curious fact, of which probably few New Yorkers are aware, is that the banking capital ot tbe metropolis is smaller by 2,000,000 than tbat of Boston. Cincinnati has the oldest barber in the world. He Is IU years of age, plys his trade dally, and as he is deaf and dumb expect to last for some years yet The Hamburg cigarmakers' strike, which ended recently, cost tbe Social Demo crats of Germany, England, Switzerland, France and Denmark 100,000. The great Quebec organ that has 0,772 pipes is played by an organist who claims ta own 2,775 pipes, only his are used for smoking tobacco. His collection is one of the finest In the wond. The stiletto hat-pin has found a fresh victim tbls time in Scotland. A lurch in her carriage drove tha badly adjusted pin into tha head of a woman in Edinburgh lately with fatal effect A new species of pottery has been in vented at the Sevres manufactory. Tbls new pottery will withstand the effect of rain and frost It will be in request for the decoration of parks and gardens. A woman of Dawson is the champion rat exterminator of Southwest Georgia. Some time ago she killed SO rats at one time in ber barn, and a few days ago sbe killed 110 of the rodents in the same place. The following advertisement appears in a German newspaper: "Wanted by a lady of quality, for adequate remuneration, a few well-behaved and respectable dressed cnlldren to amuse a cat in delicate health two or three hours a day." Austria's new Parliament contains 51 lawyers. 40 professors and school teachers, 13 doctors and apothecaries. 8 architects and civil engineers, 20 clergymen, 147 landed proprietors, 29 officials, 9 manufacturers, 9 journalists and 6 gentlemen of leisure. The oldest chandelier in the White House is that in the green parlor, placed there during President Lincoln's term of office. It is a massive affair of French gilt, tha basin shaped circular base of purple bronze showing through an elaborate fretwork of gold. A young lady of Greensboro, Ga., has a enriosity in tbe shape of a bird's nest. Tha peculiarity of the nest is tbat in one end is a second nest, perfectly formed, tbongb very small. The supposition is tbat this smaller nest was designed as a receptacle for food upon which the young sparrows were raised. According to the researches of a German statistician, the number of dancing women to one dancing man is: In Vienna, 2; in Bavaria, 7; Italy, 15; Wurtemoerg, 20; England, 25; Prussia, 23; Holland. 26; Saxony, 33; Spain, 60; Switzerland, 107; Portugal. 110; Denmark, 130; Russia, 150; Norway and Sweden, 211; Turkey, 9,000. A Grand Bapids, Mich., florist has a rose bush tbat has broken tbe world's best record. There are from 2,000 to 3,000 buds now on tbe bush in different stages of development. Over 5,000 full grown flowers have already been plucked this season, about 1,000 of which were clipped last Sunday. Sncb a record is phenomenal and unprecedented. The longest bridge in the world is the Lion Bridge near Sangang, in China. It ex tends tfi miles over an area of the Yellow Sea and Is supported by 300 huge stone arches. The roadway is 70 feet above the water and is en closed in an iron network. A marble lion 21 feet long rests on the crown of every pillar. The bnage was built at the command of tha Emperor Kieng Long; who abdicated in 1796 on account of old age. A peculiar case disposed of at Cald well, N. C, court was that of a man who bad been tried by the Mayor of Lenoir for viola tion ot a town ordinance and bad pleaded guilty. The Mayor fined blm more than be wanted to pay, and be appealed, and in the Superior Court tbe jury acquitted bim of tha charge to which he had pleaded guilty in tha Mayor's conrr. This strikes us as something new under tbe sun in tbe way of criminal pro cedure. A mass of bronze objects of various kinds has been unearthed in Verona, near tbe Church of Santa Anastasla. It seems to be one of those pits into which the broken or dis carded ex-rotos and ornaments of a temple were cast in order to make room for new offer ings by tha faithful. A bronze double-faced woman, ot which the bead alone is preserved, is one of tbe most curious. There are statuettes, hinges, keys of various shape, pins and clay figurines. An electrician has recently completed soma very remarkable experiments on tha physiological effects of alternate currents. He finds tbat tbe danger of the current diminishes as tha number of alternations per second is in creased. Tbusit took 20 times as strong a cur rent to kill a dog when tha alternations were 4,500 per second as when tbey were 120 per sec ond. When the alternations were 300 per sec ond, tbe current was only half as dangerous to life as when the alternations were 120, The keeper of the Bear Island light if the owner of an intelligent dog. Whan a steamer passes the light it whUtles its salute, and In response the lightkeeper rings bis bell, or rather did ring before the dog took the job ont of his bands. Seeing that tha passing of a boat and the ringing ot tha bell were two things that went together, tha dog took It into bis own bands or mouth to ring tha bell, and when a boat comes along, without waiting for her whistle, ha seizes tbe bell ropa with his teeth and rings a vigorous salute. There are mines of etnnabar at Dagbes tan. in tbe district of Kyreen, but no effort and no artifice of the Russian authorities caa as yet avail to ferret out tbelr exact locality. Tbe1 natives know that the Government will take possession of the mines as soon as it is known where ther are, and, therefore, keep their knowledge secret. They use the mineral as a medicine, and sometimes they carry it in bags to sell In tbe neighboring towns. It a native is caught with a bag or basket ot cin nabar and asked whence ba bad taken it, ha will tell 20 lies to account for his possession, and neither by bribes nor by threats can the truth be gotten out of blm. SPRINGTIME SMILES. SHE DEMIEEED. She sat upon his lap while he Keclted Bobble's poetry, 'Bout wad some power the glftlo zla u To see oursel's as lthers see us." Sbe slipped him at tbe couplet's close. And said, with lips like ruddy rose And manner arch as woodland elves', That's well enoujth. but then I pass On bavins others see us as Wechancejustnowtosee ourselves. Jiotton. Courier. Smith Your new pants are all worn out, and you only bought them last week. Jones-I know it. but there Is nothing strange about that. When a mas and his wife Insist on wearing the same garment It can'tlast very lonr. lexas Sifting'- "You are no longer employed by Jaggs?" "No: we bad an alllred time about my heavy expense account." He got madf" yes: he was flred with indignation." "And you?" "lwasflred with alacrity." Ktw lark Prut. "Are you fond of music?" asked a strang er or the young man at tbe concert who wasap-plandlng-vlgorously arttr a pretty girl had sung son In a very palnfnl way. "Not particularly," replied the young man, francly, "but I am extremely fond of the muil clan." SommervUle Journal. "Chollie is in great glee to-day." "Why?" He owed his tailor KS3 for Ave years, and the tailor got mad and put the account up at public auction." 1 should think that would make Chollie mad." "Ob, no. He (went to the sale and bought It for SS cents." Harper's Bazar.