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held on to his office for a year after the
expiration of his term, while the pro
tracted contest was going on over the elec
tion of his successor.
If it is disgraceful for a Republican to
do this is it not equally disgraceful for a
Democrat? Democratic organs should re
member that it is a poor rule that does not
work both nays.
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riTTSBUKG, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1S91.
THK BANKS AND THE GOVERNMENT.
The national aspect of the Philadelphia
bank wrecking disclosures is obtaining im
portance and is crystalizing into allega
tions of somewhat definite form. Asser
tions are made in Democratic papers,
based on remarks by Bardsley's counsal,
that Postmaster General TVanamaker has
something to do in the matter, and could
if he would tell how it was that the Gov
ernment took no action after being in
formed of crookedness in the bank man
agement. The public will be slow to be
lieve this of a man of Mr. Wanamaker's
high business standing and public useful
ness. But the charge shows the need of a
public investigation as to who was re
sponsible for the failure of the Govern
ment authorities to interfere. If the
charge against Mr. Wanamaker is untrue
justice to him requires that the responsi
bility should be placed where it belongs.
The Comptroller of the Currency, in the
same connection, has made an explanation
of his failure to act, which might be ade
quate if the circumstances were different.
Briefly his explanation is that the law does
not permit him to close a bank on the
information that the capital is impaired,
unless the impairment amounts to in
solvency; and the report that he received
did not show insolvency. Unfortunately,
however, this does not cover the whole
case. It was the duty of the Comptroller
on knowing there was impairment of the
capital to order a searching examination,
which in the case ot the Keystone would
have disclosed that it was a mere shell.
This duty was especially urgent when, ac
cording to published statements, he was
informed the capital had been impaired by
the grossest violations of the national bank
act as well as of the principles of honest
banking. That this duty was neglected
affords little assurance to the public of
the active and thorough protection of de
positees by the supervision of the Comp
troller of the Currency.
In the same connection the outline of a
system of bank organization and regula
tion by a correspondent elsewhere is of
Interest Many of the suggestions are
valuable; but it is doubtful whether as a
whole the English system, which is pro
posed by our contributor.afiords more thor
ough protection than our national bank
system when it is thoroughly enforced.
The responsibility of bank officials is not
more clearly fixed in the one than in the
other. The Governmental supervision and
regulation proided by the national bank
ing act is more comprehensive and power
ful. Either system fails if its rules are
it is a cogent fact that there lias never
been a failure of a national bank by which
the depositors have suffered material loss
without a clearly shown - iolation of the
law. This creates a very grave responsi
bility for the Government wherever there
is room for the suspicion that the enforce
ment of the law has been neglected or re
laxed, for any motive whatsoever.
AN UNEXCEPTIONABLE BILL.
It is to be set down to the credit of the
late Legislature that it passed the bill pro
viding for the regulation and suppression
of the smoke nuisance. It is to be remem
bered that at one of the meetings of "the
Ladies' Protective Association an appre
hension was expressed that this measure
might have a snake in it A perusal of
the bill shows this was an unfounded sus
picion concerning an entirely commenda
ble piece of legislation.
The bill as passed simply authorizes the
Councils of any city "to provide by ordi
nance for the regulation, suppression or
extinction of the production or emission of
smoke from bituminous coal." Not only
is the bill free from any attempt to favor
any inventor, but its sole limitation to the
action of Councils Is the proviso "that no
discrimination shall be made against any
device or method that may be used that
will accomplish the purpose of the ordi
nance. It will be seen that this bill is entirely
unexceptionable. It simply gives cities
which wish to protect themselves against
the return of the smoke nuisance the
power to do so. Cities content to return
to the old regime of smoke and grime will
not be disturbed by this measure. Its only
effect is to place the power in the hands of
the municipalities that wish to escape
from the damage and discomfort of smoke
to require that some device shall be used
to lessen or abolish the nuisance.
As the suspicions which were enter
tained of this bill, without any knowledge
of it, were communicated to the Governor,
it is pertinent to let him know that the
public sentiment of Pittsburg is over
whelmingly in its favor. To veto such a
completely praiseworthy measure would
be a mistake which Governor Pattison is
not likely to make.
pass tho resolution for printing tho report
of the Ship Canal Commission. Previously,
In order to obtain an answer to general in
quiries as to -what the Legislature had done,
it directod an Inquiry to be made at Harris
burg, whether the resolution bad passed. In
responso it was Informed by its correspond
ent that the resolution Tiad not reached the
Governor, and that the last recbrd concern
ing it -was on May 20, when it -was brought
up and postponed. On that Information
The Dispatch commented emphatically on
tho neglect of the Legislature. Tho subse
quent report having shown that the resolu
tion was passed, though not yet transmitted
to the Governor, makes the adverse com
ments ou the Legislature inapplicable.
BITS OF THE BIZARRE.
The slump era in the record of the base
ball team produces the perlodicalannounce
mentof a general tearing up and recon
struction. From the results of previous
efforts in the same line, this is likely to
prove a caso in which the reconstructors
construct in vain.
"Now that warm weather is here in earn
est would it not be a good idea to givoup
Silcott, Tascott, the Itata, and the tin plate
factories until next fall!" This suggestion
of a hot-weather policy by the Washington
Fast is worthy to be adopted with amend
ments. In the first place Silcott and Tascott
were laid away in peace some time ago.
Next, no heat has been generated )h the
chase of the Itata, as she was obligingly sur
rendered. This leaves only the tin plato
question: and the suggestion that our par
tisan cotemporaries should refrain from
overheating themselves on that score for a
season is calculated to command indorse
ment of a weary public.
Subsequent and corrected returns raise
the awful doubt whether that decision in the
Connecticut Gubernatorial contest decides
anything. 'Will diplomaticrelations between
David B. Hill and the de facto government of
Connecticut remain in a condition of suspension?
Me. John B. McLean, proprietor of the
Cincinnati Enquirer, pops up again as a pos
sible United States Senator, If tbeDemocrats
should carry the Ohio Legislature this year.
As Mr. McLean resides, in Washington he
wohld be an appropriate colleague for
Brice, who represents Ohio in the Senate
whilo residing in New York. But as every
Senatorial campaign of McLean's has been
Iblocked, In the election of a Republican
Legislature this amounts to notice to the
people of Ohio that they are going to elect a
Republican Senator this time.
THE COMFULSORT BALLOT.
In his interview with a Dispatch cor
respondent the other day, Governor Camp
bell, of Ohio, referred to the fact that even
under the ballot reform system the inter
ests which attempt to unduly influence
voters can make those who might other
wise vote against them stayaway from the
polls. This the Governor regards as a
strong argument in favor of a compulsory
It is so within certain limits; but they
are restricted. First, all the machine
interests would gain by keeping voters
away from the polls would be at most but
half a vote, while the purpose of purchas
ing or intimidating votes is to gain a whole
one. In the next place, in the vast
majority of cases it is doubtful if they
would secure even that The class of
voters who can be either purchased or .in
timidated is doubtful: and the stroke
which ballot reform deals at these prac
tices lies in keeping that doubt up
after the vote is cast If any one
should undertake to keep voters away
from the polls under ballot reform he
would be taking chances whether he was
not losing voters for his side rather than
the opposition. About the only class sus
ceptible to this mode of 'treatment would
be the strikers, who might say: "If you
do not pay me to stay away I will vote
the other ticket" But that class is so no
toriously unreliable that very little money
would be wasted.
Nevertheless, the suggestion of this meth
od of defeating ballot reform carries with it
the suggestion of a possible degree of com
pulsory voting. The law cannot force a
man to vote for one candidate or another;
but it may require him to discharge the
duties of citizenship by coming to the
polls, and, if none of the candidates suit
him, casting a blank ballot It is open to
discussion whether some such provision as
that will not be the completion of ballot
King Kalakaua's personal estate is
reported to foot up a total of $2,500. This
may be explained by the fact that he played
tho American game of poker. If HlsMajesty
had played baccarat he might have died
owing a million and a half like tbe Prince of
Down in Tennessee a critical farmer has
discovered a practical objection to tho sub
Treasury scheme, to the effect that If the
Government had one storehouse to locate,
all the farming towns in the country would
proceed to cut their neighbors' throats in
order to secure It. He might have added
that after any village had secured it. It
would speedily advance to the discovery
that the towns which did not get it had suf
fered no loss.
He Wouldn't "Wear ra SwaUow-Tall Glory,
but Small Pay A Pathetic BretHarte
Sketch Chinese Playgoers Fancy and
Though Oregon's Executive stands high on
his dignity when it comes to receiving tho
President of the United States, says tho Eu
gene CityGudrd, yet there are times when ho
prides himself on "being a plain man." In
1877 he attended tho centennial of the adop
tion of the Constitution at Philadelphia. It
ended with a banquet, nt which 500 covers
were laid. Oregon's Governor was invited
1o attend and was deliberating whether to
go when he met John A. Kasson, of Iowa.
"Kasson," ho said, "is every man who at.
tends the banquet expected to wear a swaL
"Most assuredly, Governor."
-"Then I don't think I'll go. I have not
worn a swallow tall coat for about 30 years,
and I will neither buy nor borrow one for
"Oh, but you must come," said Knsson.
Governor Pennoycr agreed to attend if
Governor Larrabeo, of Iowa, another "plain
man," would go; so Oregon's Executive and
Kasson went to tho Iowa Governor's head
quarters to ask him what he intended to do.
"Governor Larrabee, are you going to tho
banquet to-night?" asked Governor Pen
noyer wh"pn the room was reached. " ,
1 am. sir."
"Will you wear a swallow-tail coat?"
"Then we go together."
Governor Pennoyer and Governor Larra
beo were assigned to seats near each other.
When the feast was at its height and cham
pagne -was sizzling and waiters wearing
claw-hammer coats weie darting here and
theiewlth savory dishes, tho Governor of
Oregon cast his eye over the vast assembly
of diners, every one of whom was in evening
dress, and turning to his friend from Iowa
solemnly remarked: "Governor, we are the
only men in the room who can be distin
guishcd.from the waiters."
Governor Pcnnoyer's last appearance in a
swallow-tail coat was in 1855, when he was
teaching school in Portland. Ho wore It
when he attended church on his first Sunday
in the city, and was so abashed at the wide
swath he was cutting in the backwoods
town of the early days that he took the first
'opportunity to present the coat to a lanner
who lived near the town.
It is instructive to learn that the same
English aristocracy which turns up its nose
at the American press for dragging people
into publicity, overwhelms the Court, on the
trial of a scandalous case, with applications
for prominent seats at the trial.
Fame but Not Fortune.
There is In New York, says the .Recorder, a
writer of true humor and true pathos, a
student in more ways than one, a man who
evokes real laughter and real tears. In his
time, which has not been long, he has enter
tained probably as manyjnen and women as
Chauncey Depew or Nat Goodwin. Every
body reads his stories. Not one in a thousand
knows his namo. A day or two ago, when
complimented on one of his creations, he
smiled somewhat bitterly.
"H'm. Thank you," ho said. "I worked
four hours late at night in my room on the
first 150 v, ords of that story before I could
get it to suit me. I always work slowly."
Just think of it! Four hours on a stickful!
Forty hours on a column! Seven dollars a
column! vSoventeen and a half cents an hour
for the labor of the brain and hand of a
genius, a ti orking genius! Count eight hours
a labor day. One dollar and fifteen cents a
das-, to say naught of wear and tear and ex
pense of qualification and interest on the
original investment! "" ,
"Do you really like that story?" he asked.
"Well,-I think I'll go and hire out as a
smoke, which formed" a kind of cloud over
the whole group, says -the New York Tele
gram. In the course 'of conversation tho
smoking habit was mentioned. "Smoking Is
a very curious habit," said one of them. "I
don't believe tljat one-man in ten really
likes the taste of a cigar."
"What the deuce does he smoke for,
then?" inquired his right hand neighbor.
"Oh," was tho reply, "chiefly for the sooth
ing feeling which a good "Cigar gives him. A
man is nover lonesome or bine if he has good
tobacco to smoke. A finely seasoned pipe is
an ideal companion to the smoker; it nover
t.-llkstOO much, never CnntrnfUn.. nlnnva
agrees with him-ln shorten puts him in ac
cord with all the world."
"Have you ever noticed?" asked one old
fellow, who handled the stump of his cigar
with affectionate tenderness, "that when a
number of people are smoking and talking
at the same time there are no awkward
pauses in the conversation? If there Is
a silence It is never painful; on the contrary,
it is very pleasant. Tho less talk the better;
a feeling of friendly fellowship is diffused
by the enshrouding fog of smoke, and one
feels a peace which nothing but tobacco and
wnl-Irrf rrt (tin irlirn "
fta man were to be blindfolded a smoker
I meaji he wonla notenjoy his cigar or pipe
half so much as he would If he could see.
Indeed, I doubt if he could tell a good cigar
from a bad one. From this J infer that tho
smoker's sight of the smoke constitutes one
of the pleasures of smoking."
There was a silonce for several mlnnte3,
during which each member of the group
puffed slowly and thoughtfully, and the
smoke curled gently up toward the ceiling.
LAWYER JUSTINE'S AGONY. ,
He Is Still Attacked With Awful Spasms
From That Terrible Cat's Bite.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Asbckt Park, N. J., June 5. The caso of
Richard S. Bartine, the lawyer of this city
who is dying at his cottage, overinLocch
Arbour, from the effects of a cat bite, is
the main topic of conversation at
the several resorts on this por
tion of tho New Jersey coast, and
letters and telegrams of sympathy and ad
vice are pouring in from New Yoik, Phila
delphia, Jersey City, Brooklyn and other
cities. Drs. Kinmouth, Johnson and Wilbur
have been in almost constant attendance
upon Mr. Bartine since early this morning.
He suffered terribly when attacked with
spasms, and was with great difficulty held
upon his bed.
Dr. Johnson said early this evening that
the case had not developed sufficiently to
show that it was genuine hydrophobia, but
his patient showed nearly all the symptoms
of that malady. There was no question that
his illness was caused by the mangling of
his hand by the claws and teeth of a cat
nearly nine months ago, and that his condi
tion was critical.
They Play Baccarat In Boston, Too.
Experts at the game of baccarat are at a
loss to discover how any cheating could
have been done atTranby Croft in the way
that it is alleged to have been done by Sir
William Gordon-Cumming. It is the
simplest gamo in the world, and had it
been properly played, there would have
been no earthly chance of cheating In the
manner described- by the witnesses in this
case. The only safe deduction from the
whole business is that the players, eminent
as they were, either didn't know the game,
or purposely disregarded its simple rules.
MUSIC AND SOCIETY.
The Mozart Club's Concert a Fitting End to
a Most Successful Season The School of
Design's Annual Outing Pleasures of a
"Wynken, Blynken and Nod" went homo
last night. In the great-coat pockets of men,
in tho dainty gloved hands of ladies n'nd
treasured in the minds and hearts, of all a
delightful souvenir qf the Mozart Clnh's
concert of this season and, at the same time.
a pleasing recollection of the gifted com
poser who first put into rythmical
music tho quaint child poetry of the
legendary cradle song of the Dutch.
The words of this beautiful lullaby, written
bySugene Fields and set to music by Ethel
pert Nevin now on I1I3 way across the At
lantic to Germany were printed on the
ovening's programmes as a graoeful mark of
respect to Mr. Nevin. Mrs. M. Henkler and
the club chorus were compelled to sing the
piece over again, so delighted was the vast
audience which filled Old City Hall to Its
very doors. Like all of tho Nevin composi
tions of this character this little bit of nur
sery lyric is a gem, and once heard
it simply will not be banished
from the brain or tongue. Of the other
numbers on the programme it is hardly
doing them justice to sav that they were
splendidly done, but space does not permit a
more extended mention of praise. Of course
Miss May Beesley received heru3ual ovation
after singing the "Page's Aria," from Meyer
beer's "Huguenots," Kies' "Slumber Song"
and Raff's "There's a Way." There
wns strikins manliness and smoothness
about F. W. Beall's barytone solo, "The
Wanderer," by Fcsea, and Miss Carrie Angell
sang the first sojo, "Dreams," byStrclezki,
with such sweetness of expression as to win
prolonged and enthusiastic applause. Tho
opening chorus, the Kose Maiden bridal
chorus, by Cowen, sung by the clnb, was
pronounced by many Its best work of a
season full of creditable achievements. The
balance of the selections were as follows:
Cowen's "Left Untold," by Miss Irene Sem-
le; Neidllnger's "Boat Song," by J. Boyd
'uff, Esq.: Mattel's "Dear Heart,'' by Miss
Luella Ashe; Ganz's "Love Hail'd a Little
Maid," by Mrs. F.G.Fncke;" Denza's "Come
Unto Me," by Ed Edstrom; Saint-Saens "My
Heart at Thy Sweet Voice" (cantabile from
by W."B. Edwards, and a sextet and chorus
from Donizetti's "Lucia," by Miss Jennie
Evans, Miss Lizzie Reed, Messrs. Gerdlng,
Mustin, Bullock and "Waener and the club.
THIS IB A'BIHIOir-DOlIAE-COTJHTSY.
If the petroleum producers cannot make
any money in oil wells they can make the
Standard pay them good prices for compet
ing concerns. They will be perfectly Justi
fied in sticking to that until one, of two
things happens either that the Standard
will tire of buying up independent establish
ments or the competition between pipelines
and refineries makes tho producing business
remunerative onco more.
Prof. GeffciJen evidently, does not
think that the financial condition of the
Russian Government is much better than
that of a Philadelphia bank under the super
vision of tho present administration.
NO COUNTERFEIT "WANTED.
From a communication elsewhere it will
be seen that the State Chairman of the
Prohibition party has joined in the protest
against the counterfeit ballot reform bill
now in the Governor's hands. Our Pro
hibitionist friends may not be in accord
with popular opinion on all points, but
they are in favor of a free ballot
The objection to the bill as it now stands
which appears most strong to the Pro
hibitionists is the limitation on independ
ent or third party nominations. It happens
that the limitation of 3 per cent would
have disfranchised both the Prohibition
and Labor parties in 1888, and w ould rule
out such organizations in the vast majority
of instances. Further objections can be
made with equal force that the bill does
not provide for secrecy of the ballot or a
It would be a good stroke of executive
work to veto both the counterfeit ballot
reform bill and the packed Constitutional
convention bill 'When the people elect
representatives with the honesty necessary
to carry out party pledges in "good faith,
they will get genuine ballot reform.
The report that the Supreme Court of
Connecticut decided the contest there in
favor of Morris, the Democratic claimant,
naturally evokes the plaudits of the Demo
cratic press. The subsequent intimations
that the decision does not decide anything
which is the tenor of a published interview
with Mr. Morris himself may somewhat
modify these jubilations; but the Demo
cratic press is not to be blamed for the in
accuracy of the first report "What they
are fairly subject to criticism for is the
tone of comments like the following from
the Baltimore Sum
THE LITERARY STANDARD.
There is an interesting yet stereotyped
discussion going on as to the decadence of
pure literature. One contributor is the
editor of the Forum, who declares he has
secured the very moderate success of that
periodical by following the example of the
JTorth American Review under Allen
Thorndike Bice's management, and pub
lishing articles on topics of current inter
est by noted men, with a correspondingly
reduced amount of pure literature. A
cognate compliment to that is the remark
of an eminent critic that Mr. Pulitzer has
changed the World from the best-written
and worst-read to the worst-written and
best-read paper in America. Consequent
ly by a not very logical process the critics'
blame the newspapers for the decline of
Here, it is seen, the dispute requires a
definition of literature; and while the com
plaints do not specify exactly what they
consider as literature, they make it plain
what they consider to be outside that pale.
Literature must treat of topics of current
interest: for then it relies on this ephemeral
interest of the day to gain attention. It
must not be written in a style that attracts
popular attention and is dear to the popu
larjunderstanding. That is mere charla
tanism in the opinion of the apostles of
It has always been this way. One of the
Baconian theories on Shakespeare is that
Bacon conceived it beneath his dignity to
write such trivial things as the dramas pro
duced in the name of Shakespeare.
"Whether true or not, there is no doubt
that the authors of the "Kovum Organ
ism" and "Euphues" considered the pop
ularity of the Shakesperean dramas to be
sure proof of their low literary standard.
Dr. Dionysius Gardner and his brethren of
the "Universal Encyclopedia," it is well
known, turned up their noses at Thack
eray and Dickens as ephemeral writers.
In short, it has always been
the custom of pretentious ponderosity
to turn up its nose at popular writers for
lowering the literary standard, and it
always will be. Nevertheless the litera
ture of the world is made up of the works
despised by high authority, while the
works of the contemners are utterly for-
"While the outside public may not ex
actly see how tho dispute between the Seventy-second
Pennsylvania Volunteers and
the Gettysburg Battlefield Association comes
within the Jurisdiction of tho courts, it is In
teresting to observe that the former have
won their fight, which was madeas gallantly
as the charge twenty-eight years ago, over
which the dispute was raised.
The South American torpedoes which
vigorously blew up the wrong vessels give a
warning to tho world against the practice
of acting as neutral spectators to any kind
of a fight.
It is stated that out of 300 designs for
now silver coins, none were deemed worthy
of replacing tho present ones. Does this
mean that all the new designs represented
the American eagle as built on the model of
a buzzard, or that the judges are wedded to
the buzzard as a representation of the bird
that makes tho dollars fly?
She Had a Mother Once.
It was a tender-hearted American who
saved tho murdered Severn. CIsneros from
burial in a pauper's grave; When he visited
the undertaker's whore lay the bodies of
murderer and murdered he was porceptibly
under the influence of liquor.
''Say, pard," "said he to Carl'Schussel, "that
gal died afore she wanted to, didn't she?"
"Yes, sir." .... ,
"And that feller there murdered her?"
"So it is said." v " .
"And ye'r giving him a big burial?"
"His friends are."
"Ye'r say the gal's got.to go to the Potter's
"I am afraid so." ,
" Where's her mother?1'
"She has none." . - .
"But she had one' onc!t, and sbe's got to
have a Bquare deal and be buried right.
Here's $20 to get her.somethin'. to tvear
what's fit to be planted in. Here's $20 to get
a better coffin with, and here's $10 for ,a
broken Wheel of flowers. Let's not have it
said that old 'Frisco gives the murdercru big
ger send-off than that poor, girl Tflnit, he
killed. GoodbyoldpardV r Jj n,
"What is your name, please? Thfs "is an
act of rare generosity."
"Have a drink, pard, but my name's my
No Sham About Sam.
Tho Rev. Sam Jones doesn't go about the
country locating heavens. In fact, he raises
just the opposite wherever he stops, but he
is worth a whole million of Schweinfurths.
Their Feet Are Protected.
Jerry Simpson expects to speak in Ohio
this fall. Mr. Simpson should not forget
that this Is a wool-growing State, and the
people are able to wear socks.
- Man Bars the Stairs.
New York Sun.
Practically speaking, man must be downed
before woman can attain supremacy In the
DEATHS HEBE AND ELSEWHERE.
The most instructive aspect of the latest
cause celebre in England is Its demonstration
of the vulgarity and worse that is to be found
in aristocratic circles.
There is a lack of consistency between
the position of Chicago in keeping its
theaters open on Sunday evening and its
conscientious, scruples about having the
World's Fair open on that day. But perhaps
by 1893 Chicago will preserve its reputation
for consistency by closing the World's Fair.
HEN OF MARK.
Bulkelej, the former Governor, has been gotten except as instances Of the prevail-
mg dullness ot the times.
We would hardly claim for the news
papers of the day the standing of what is
known as general literature. They have
no such purpose. Nevertheless it 'can be
advanced as a rule for newspapers, as well
as the more lasting literature, that the
best-read is by that fact shown to be the
holding on, using force to maintain himself
in un office to which ho was not elected and
for which he was not a candidate. It is diffi
cult to see how he can now brazen it out
longer in tho face of the coorl's decision.
The Incident is most disgraceful to his party.
The action of Gov. Bulkelev here stig
matized as "disgraceful" consisted of re
taining the office of Governor until the
contest as to who was legally elected was
fully decided. This is in accordance, we
believe, with an express Constitutional
provision in Connecticut The esteemed
Sun refers to similaractions on the part of
the Republicans; but we fail to observe
any reference In its columns to cases in
which Democrats have done the same
thing. Tet it happens to be the case that
wiLum a comparatively receni penod a
Thirty-six million tons of bituminous
coal produced In Pennsylvania annually will
give an Idea of what the ship canal would
be worth to this State, when we flgurethat
the cheaper form of transportation would
raise the value of the majority of the coal
production 25 to CO cents per ton.
The Dispatch yesterday contained a
hlZT -w"""0f ""j?" I"""" special telegram correctin gits previous in
Democratic Governor of Vest- Yirginlaj formation that thaghuaturo had falled,to
. Senator Sherman will not begin work
on his new houso in Washington until next
spring, when all the political frost Is out of
President Harrison, with a party of
rncnas, will go to jiount McGregor during
the summer for tho purpose of visiting the
-cottage in which General Grant died.
A DISTINGUISHED party of foreigners,
who are making a tour of the world, are
now in Philadelphia. They are Countess
Rechteren, of Haag; Fr. Rusche, Madgeburg;
B. Ehrler, Beyreuth; E. Preuss,Berlin; Baron
O. von Leow enstern, Riga.
Bcv. Sam Jones, after preaching 2 hours
15 minutes in Chattanooga one warm night
recently, asked permission of his congrega
tion to take off his coat, which was readily
granted. Thenotedevangellstthen finished
his discourse in his shirt sleeves.
Although the Blaines some time ago de
nied the rumor of the engagement of Miss
Hat tie Blaine to Mr. Truxton Bcale, the en
gagement is now announced, ana the mar
riage Is to take place in the fall. Mr. Beale's
appointment as Minister to Persia opens up
a pleasant honeymoon programme.
The venerable portrait painter, G. P. A.
Healy, now S3 years of age, still plies the
brush with skill and enthusiasm In Chicago.
He has recently completed a portrait of the
Duke d'Aumale, third son of Louis Philippe,
for the Crcar Library, lor which the artist
made a study nt Chantilly.
Es-Pbesident Cleveland has secured
a lease, with a purchase option, of what is
known as the "Joe Jefferson place," in Sad
dle River Valley, near tho lino that divides
ievrl ork and New Jersey. The estate com
prises about 50 acres.. The largo stone houso
upon it, which the ex-President will use as a
summer home, Is long and low, being built
in the Dutch style.
, General John M. Schofield, Com-mander-ln-Chlef
of the United States army,
who Is a widower and is now in the West,
will soon be married to Miss.Georgia N. Kll
bourno, of. Keokuk, la. The date has been
fixed, but Is -not given out for the present.
The wedding will take place either In Chi
cago or in Keokuk. The gallant groom is a
veteran well along In years, but still In his
vigorous prime. Tho bride is quite young,
being the schoolmate of General Schofleld's
daughter. Miss Kilbourne was a great fa
vorite with the first Mrs. Schofleld, during
the latter's life.
Chinamen at the Play.
As Congressman Timothy J. Campbell sat
in a stage box at the Windsor Theater last
night and saw Bill Sykes beat JS'ancy, several
big tears trickled down his cheeks, past his
diamond stud, and dropped into his waist
coat, says tho New York Sun. Around Mr.
Campbell were his fellow members of the
Oriental Club. It was tho club's flrst theater
party, and it occupied all the boxes and a
good many seats in the middle of the house.
In the lobby of the theater blazed in gas
jets "Welcome, Oriental." Over them was
Congressman Campbell's picture draped in
American flags. Jlr. Campbell wont out be
tween every two acts with several of his
friends, who were good judges of such
things, to view the illumination.
To the disappointment of the ladies in the
audience there wasn't a "spike tail" in the
cion d. It was generally admitted.however,
that Timothy looked well in his long English
walking coat and narrow white tie. A
glossy silk hat completed his costume.
Thb club men in the boxes knew that
everyone in tho theater was watchimr them.
hut that was no novelty, for most of them
are in public life. There wero Judge Ryan,
John Simpson, John Collins, Philip Wlssig,
Alderman Clancy, Deputy Collector Megron
igle, and many others.
The admiration of the audience was di
vided between Congressman Campbell's big
solitaire on the right and Nick Carney's long
mnstache ou the left. "Look at Timoty Jim
smile." "Now he's talking to tho Alder
man," and similar snatches of conversation
cropped when tho orchestra gave it a chance.
Solid men were lined up to the front in every
The Congressman told a Sun reporter that
after Shakespeare, Dickens was his favorite
author. Although he denied the tears, he
admitted that his sympathies were all with
Oliver and yancy.
When Sykes had hanged himself the Orien
tals had a sapper in Grand street.
Sound Against Sense.
"I was calling the other day on a lady
whose 7-year old son prefers his books to
baseball, and finds tho joy of his new safety
bicycle less than the Joys of a now book of
fairy tales." writes a philosophic woman In
tho New York Recorder.
"Master Charley lay face downward on
tho wide window scat deep in the mysteries
of the "Arabian Nights,"whcn without look
ing up, and unconscious of the fact that wo
were talking, he broke in upon our conver
sation with, "Mamma, how much Is a
"Forn moment mamma was puzzled; then
it dawned upon her that 'sequin' was tho
word called 'squeen' by Master Charley?
"After we had discovered by consulting
Webstor that a sequin in Venice is worth
$2 50 and in Turkey $1.85, the talk feU upon
the curious impressions often left upon a
child's mind by his mispronunciation of a
word. I rember quite well readmg the ac
count of a shipwreck where tho narrator
said: 'My very vitals were frozen with ter
ror.' This I pronounced as if spelled 'vit
tals,' while the signification to my mind was
as if the word had been 'victuals,' and I
could not comprehend how terror could
"Long years ago. when my little brother
and I were saving all our pennies to buy the
New York Ledger, which we did quite sur
reptitiously with the connivance and finan
cial aid of the nurse, wo eagerly devoured
tho fascinating tale of 'Carmel, tho Scout,'
discussing the while tho amusing peculiari
ties of a certain character named Poleg,
whom, with childish aftlessness, wo called
'Pelge. I havo forgotten every detail of
that marvelous story except this wonderlul
"Hotel I called hot-el, asking mother what
a hot-el' was. Supposing from my separa
tion of the syllables that the word was
'hovel' sho replied that it was a poor, miser
able hut, and I read all through the story
trying to reconcile the elegant description
of my hot-el with my idea of a poor, miser
ablehut. "The little girl has been oolebrated In song
and story who after hearing the minister
read: Torln six days the Lord made heaven
and earth, the sea and all that in them is '
asked her mother 'What Is miz?'and as she
happened to be a little girl of my acquaint
ance I can vouch for tho truth of the story,"
Charles Grosse, an old soldier, died yes
terday at Us home in East Tyrone. He was a Ger
man by birth, and came to this' country about 30
years ago. He entered the service o'f a Maryland
regimen t of cavalry, and at the battle of Culpepper
Court House he was severely wounded In the head
by a sword In the hands of a rebel. When be was
convalescent a well-dressed party came In contact
with him and made him believe that he was his su
perior officer. Unable to talk or understand our
language very well, the substitute broker made
htm believe that he was going to transfer him into
the navv. which he did. emner him an Assiimprt
name. "The name Grossc forgot, and did not even
know the name of the man-of-war on which he was
At the adiourned moetinir of tho Academv
'of Art and Sciences last evening Chancellor
Holland warned the members that they
must expect to hear him boom his education
al institution quite frequently in the future.
They said they wero satisfied if he was and
then in the course of his inaugural address,
delivered upon his taking tho chair of Presi
dent of tho Academy lor the coming year.
Dr.UIolland proceeded to say that next year,
at the "School on the Mount" above Alle
gheny one of tho finest courses'of lectures on
scientific subjects ever delivered In the
county would be furnished. He stated that
Hon. John Dalzell on "Tariff," Prof. Riddle
on "Greek." Robert Fitcairn on "Railroad
System," Andrew Carnegie on "Some Practi
cal Business Suggestions," Colonel Andrews
on "River Engineering" and Colonel
Roberts on "Canals," will contribute to the
course. The officers elected by theAcade-
my are as follows: Dr. Holland, President;
John 'A. Brashaer, First Vice President;
George A. Maobeth, Second Vice President;
C. C. Mellor, Treasurer; George Clapp, Secre
tary. There wiU be no more meetings until
"For the sake of Pittsburg's musical fut
ure," is the watchword of the May Festival
Patronesses and the business men associa
ted with them in arranging for the Supple
mentary Concert to be given in the Du
quesno Theater next Thursday evening, in
order to make up the Festival deficit. The
same motive actuates tho fine list of per
formers, now completely given for the first
time: Miss Agnes Vogel and Miss May
Beesley, sopranos; Miss Mary R. Scott, con
tralto; Mrs. Maurice I. Coster, elocutionist;
Miss Mamie Reuck, violinist; Mr. Paul Zim
merman, tenor; Mr. John A. Strouss, bass:
Mr. Joseph H. Glttlngs and Mr. Carl Better,
Eianists, with the Festival chorus of several
undred persons, unnamed but not nnhon
ored orunsung. There willalsobeagavotto
and a "tambourine dance" given by two sets
of children from fashionable households 10
in each set who have been trained by Miss
Davis. Miss S. H. Killikelly Is to be accred
ited with arranging for this pretty feature.
Secretary Foster Defends Congress and Hi
New Youk, June K In company with
Mnrat Halstead, Secretary Foster last even
ing visited the Union Leaguo Club In, Brook
lyn. There, with the prominent men of tho
city, they took part In an elaborate, though
Informal, dinner. At a subsequent dinner
In the parlors, Secretary F03ter spoke In an
Informal way as follows:
"Our Democratic friends have had a good
deal to say of late against tho billion-dollar
Congress. Grover Cleveland would seemed
to be crossed on tho subject too. These gen
tle nen forget all the while that this is a
billiou-dollar country. Applause. Con
gress did make large appropriations for
pension and all kinds of service. In no case
do I think, so far as these appropriations are
concerned, wero they greater than necessity
called for. I am not defending the appro
priations. Some of them I would not de
lend; but every move wo make our Demo
craticfriends seem to think Indicates poverty
in the Treasury Department. Recently I
thought It ti ise to propose an extension of
tho bonds. Tho Treasury Department is
able to pay these bonds when they mature.
In view of the fact that 150,000,000 in gold had
been exported within a short period. I
deemed ir unwise to do anything .Just
now to decrease the volume of cur
rency in the national banks. It seemed
tome, if we extended the30 bonds at a rate
of interest not more than 2 Der cent, bankers
would buy the balance of these bonds and
use 11 as a Dasis ror aaaitionai currency.
Sly prediction to-day is, that these bonds
may be extended, and at the rate of 2 per
per cent Interest they will bear a premium
a condition of credit that exists nowhere In
theworld besides." Applause.
EASIEE TO SWALLOW
This Tale Than the Snake at Scalp Level
Found the Pair of Garters.
A Pittsburger In exile, C. L. Wilmot, at
Scalp Level, contributes to The Dispatch the
following story as a bid for honors in this
season's snake yarn contest, and it is a bold
bid, too: While Clarence AVilmot, a young
Pittsburger, was enjoying the pleasures of
trout fishing in the Allegheny Mountains the
other day, a "garter" snake 3 feet long 2
Inches In diameter appeared amonir the
rocks. He pursued and killed it. Being
short of bait he attempted to cut it up, when
his knife struck something hard. Upon
closer inspection, and a few more cuts, a
beautiful pair of silk garters with gold
buckles.fell out of .tho snake's stomach on
the stone. He sent them home to his sweet
heart, who Is now their proud owner.
AIMED AT ALBERT EDWARD.
After receiving his wounds at Culpepper,
s seemed to be a blank, and lie rouM riv
ho authentic account of himself after he left the
Baltimore Hospital, on which tolls he was marked
a deserter, ana owlngto red tape he was unable to
get a pension. His surgeon swore to the facts of
slclan; but allitas of no avalL and he died depend
and his condition after
his family phy-
rieasures of Smoldng.
A group of comfortable looking business
men stood in the corridor .of an-uptown
hotel the other night. Each man among
them was.pufllng vigorously at a cigar, and
the head of each was enveloped In a halo of
carrying him from the held.
leaving the army was attested to h
sician; dud an was 01 no ai
ing on the hands of others,
Peter Goldrich, Comedian.
Peter Goldrich, the comedian, who was a
member of Harrigan's company, died Thursday
forenoon in the alcoholic ward at Bellvue Hospital,
New York. Goldrich'3 right name was MacGold
rick. He was about 42 years old and was born m
Trenton, N. J. His first appearance on the stage
was made with Dan Quilterin Pittsburg in 1863.
As a song and dance team the pair made a great
success, in 1876 both members of the team were
engaged by Managrcr Mart Hanlcy to appear with
Harrigan and Hart, then at the old Theater
Coiulquc. on Broadw.iy. At this time George S.
Knlgnt, the German dlilect comedian: Nat Good
win, Delehanty and Hu"gler and Kelly and Ryan
were members of the company. In "black face
characters Goldrich made a great hit. He went
out on the road under Mr. Hanley's management
iur H luuc, uub nuui Auny xiarbieit iur. xiamgan
he was brought back to the city. When John Wild
left Mr. Harrigan Goldrich took his place and filled
it very acceptably.
Mrs. S. D. Parker.
Mrs. Parker, wife of 8. D. Parker, a
prominent merchant of New Castle, died very sud
denly yesterday momlnghavlng been ill but 21
hours with acnto kid ney1 trouble. She was 3 years
of age and leaves two children. Mrs. Parker was
the daughter of Hon. H. 8. Blatt, a former mem
ber of the Legislature, of Mercer county,
Eleonora Lappo Gei-wig.
Eleonora Lappe Gerwig, wife of Henry
Gerwig, President of the Tcutonla Insurance Com
pany, died at her residence. No. S3 Liberty
avenue, Allegheny, last evening, in her Kd year.
She was well and favorably known for many acts of
charity, and will be sadly missed by a large circle
of friends and relatives.
Eleazar Coiten, the fouudcr of Coffcnsvllle,
Ind., died at Mnncie Thursday, aged 90 years.
Nathaniel SMira. the oldest resident of Long
Island, died at Hempstead Wednesday night, aged
William McGibney. the Eastern agent of the
Louisa llle and Nashville railroad, died Thursday
midnight from pneumonia.
Miss Rose KiBBSii, youngest daughter of John
Kibber, died Thursday, atNewton, 111. She was 19
years old and weighed 507 pounds.
JAMES Odzll died Thursday at Delphi, Ind.,
aged 80 years. He hadf represented his county in
both branches of the Legislature.
W. D. Ekitest. auditor of the Union Belt Rail
way and Stock Yards Company at Indianapolis,
died suddenly Thursday of hemorrhage of the stom
ach. WILLIAM Alles, Judge of the Massachusetts
Supreme Court, died suddenly Thursday morning
at his home in Northampton, of neuralgia of the
heart, aged 69.
Follet Ltxoe, who was an a'ttache of the
British Legation at Washington from 1851 to 185S.
is dead. He was a friend of Thackeray and a novel
ist of some repute.
Rev. TnoMAs Andebsox, pastor of Pencader
Presbyterian Church, at Glasgow, Del., dropped
dead yesterday at his home from heart disease. He
was So years of age.
judge Joinr Watts, of Lewisbitrg, died at the
University Hospital In Philadelphia at 1:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, from the effects of an opera-
lonneci upon mm some time ago.
DB. Ciiaules B. ORCHABDdled suddenly at Lake
Come; Pa., on AVcdnesday. He was 55 ears old,
and was recognized as medical authority on dis
eases of the throat. His death was the result of au
accidental overdose of chloral.
J. B. BeckwitiC aged 01, the oldest resident of
Parkersburg, died Thursday. He was one of the
wealthiest men In the State, and was born of an
aristocratic family in Virginia, and np to three
months ago he attended to all of his own business
L Jomr H. Mars, civil engineer, died at Albany
Wednesday, aged 71 years. For a while Mr. Mars
was chief engineer of a Cunarder and later an en
gineer in the Spanish navy. He was also construct
ing engineer of the Novelty Iron Works. He
served as an engineer In the War or the Rebellion,
constructing fortifications along the Potomac.
MICHAEL M. BUENETT, ei-Chlef Burgess of
Strondsburg, and long prominent in the business
-and politics of Monroe county,. died suddenly last
t week, aged 75. He held the office of postmaster at
Strouasnurg unaer president Andrew Jackson. He
was a brother of Colonel Charlton Burnett, of the
same borough, the lawyer and ex-State Senator.
A MEP.RT party of young ladies, arrayed in
the latest and most fashionable of outing
costumes, carrying umbrellas and hand
bags, chaperoned by Miss Henderson, were
seen at the station yesterday nt'l o'clock.
They were, of course, pupils of the School of
Design and were en route to their summer
sketching field, which, quoting one of the
fair maidens, is at "Edensomething, near
Harmony." They expect to be absent about
a week, not longer, as the time of the prin
cipal, Miss Hcnaerson, Is limited, and they
intend returning with all the prettiest spots
of "Edensometning" transferred to canvas.
Some of the members of the tourist uartv
were Misses Birdie Gill, Elizabeth Hamilton,
Mame Murphy, Lottie Ford, Annie Grey and
Mrs. Homer Swaney.
AiiTtrvEBSAniES are all the rage. To bo a
homo or a society without an anniversary
celebration of some kind in the early spring
or summer would be unenviable indeed.
The Helping Hand Society, of Allegheny,
celebrated its fifth anniversary and annual
meeting at Its Arch street apartments last
evening. Reports read by the officers were
to tbe effect that since the first of October
166 girls have been associated with the club.
the attendance bcing2,157. The library con
tains 450 volumes. The Klng'3 Daughters
Circle numbers 30. The statement for the
year shows tho expenditures were $1,121 12,
receipts, $1,332 16. The society compares
most favorably with other societies of the
same nature in the- United States, according
to tho seventh annual report of the New
Tub young ladles who form the graduating
class of '91 at the Pennsylvania College for
Women, and who will receive their diplomas
next Monday evening, arc already members
of the Alumnnj Association of the college,
having been initiated yesterday morning at
a very pleasant reunion and reception given
for that purpose. Tho parlors of the college
were the scene of the festivity and were
thronged with numerous graduates, many
of whom have, however, given up the names
by which they were known at school for
others, with a prefix of "Mrs." The recent
additions to the society are Misses Bettie
Plummer, Margaret Eston, Lily Virginia
Pickergill,EUa Cassell Scott and IdaSheafer.
TnE fire and tho fright notwithstanding.
the young ladies of the Pittsburg Female
College will have their commencement as
usual, only the exercises will be given in
different churches. In the Smithfield M. E.
Church, which has kindly loaned itself for
the occasion, a piano contest, next Monday
evening, will inaugurate the commencement
programme, to be iollowed on Tuesday even
ing Dy an elocutionary contest, the class day
exercises Wednesday morning. The final
graduation exercisos "Thursday evening will
be given In the North Avenue M. E. Church.
A laws pete of much beauty and great en
joyment was given between the hours of 3
and 10 r. M. yesterday at tho lovely home of
Miss Alice Shallenberger, corner of Craft
and Fifth avenues, Oakland. The lawn and
house were beautifully lighted, and both
thronsed with1, cruests. orinciDallv
members of tho Christ M. E. Church, as the
King's Daughters of that church were host
esses of the affair. Music, refreshments and
a good time generally was the order of the
Music was not confined to Old City Hall
last evening, but found its way across tho
river to tho oozy lecture room of Carnegie
Library, where it held full sway in the inter
est of evangelical work for the. West Penn
Hospital. Tho G. R. C. King's Daughters
were the instigators of the delightful even
ing, nnd thoso who appeared on the pro
gramme were Prof. Vvettach, Miss Bertha
Kadderly, Miss Bankert, Miss Hill, Mr. John
Boll and Mr. Strouso. ,
Omaha Bee: As banker, it is clear the
Prince was fair, for both sidc3 have sum
moned him as witness.
Sioux Cm Journal: The Prince of Wales Is
not entitled to as much consideration as any
other professional gambler.
Toledo Blade: If the Prince of Wales keeps
on he will get an education that will fit him
to open up a faro bank in this country.
MiNitEAroLi3 Journal: The Crown Prince
himself figures as a gambler with other
choice representatives of England's nobility,
and cheating at cards Is the burden of the
New Yoke World: "When It came the
Prince's time to draw he said, 'I'm baccarat,'
having got a bad card," says the court pro
ceedings. And His Highness can still S3y of
himself: "I'm baccarat."
' Louisville Courier-Journal:' British jury
men are getting too "sassy" for the Prince of
Wales. A British juryman, like a British
lawyer, should be content with such in
formation as His Royal Highness is willing
Chicago News: Prince Albert Edward, Eng
gland's future King, is said to be fond of
tiger hnnting in India. His experiences
with tho'domestio tiger may have been less
exciting, but.they are just now causing him
MnrcrEAPOLis Times: The Prince of Wales,
heir apparent to the throne, acted as
"banker" in tho baccarat games where
'Colonel Cumming worked his "system." It
was the only position at the board the Prince
could obtain where he wouldn't lose.
Bcftalo .ErpreM.' It is a sign of progress
that the scandal now attaching to tbe male
head of the English royal family is nothing
worse than a charge of gambling. A century
ago such an affair as the baccarat case would
have been thought too insignificant to
notice. ' " ' ' - '
New York Tribune: A royal visit to an En
glish country bouse evidently means bac
carat every time. The Prince can depend
upon his own set of counters, but not upon
his own set of players, one of whom suc
ceeded In making it very hot for the young
bloods. All these things will movo the En
glish radical to Rabelaisian mirth.
New Yor-K Sun: Under very trying circum
stancss, painful, perplexing and extraordi
nary, the Prince of Wales ha3 proved him
self an honorable gentleman. If tnere were
no other grounds for criticising monarchial
Institutions and aristocratic prestige than
his conduct at Tranby Croft, the case against
them would be hjpeless.
Cincfi-bugs are dying off in Kansas.
Some lesser parasite mu3t have got a cinch
A child is said to have been born re
cently lii Oregon with a well developed dor
Joshua Aikens, of Carbon, near Greens
burg; has a 3-days-old pig which has S legs, 4
ears and 2 tails.
It is estimated that at least 550,000,000
of the Government's paper money supposed
to be la circulation nas been lost or de
stroyed. A. six-legged cow, with two chest3, necks
and heads, valued at $3,000, was stolen yester
day morning from the stable of John G.
West in St.LouIs.
Xea Buchanan, Ga., a day or two ago,
W. A. Keith found a solid flint rock near tho
centerof the heart of a pine tree. How tho
rock got there- is a mystery.
A woman was recently summoned as a
Juror In St. Louis. She took the matter
pnuosoplilcally and attended court, only to
receive the Apologies of all concerned in tho
On Sunday evening last a Cle3rfieI6f,Pa.,
man dropped a, $3 gold piece in the contribu
tion box at tho M. E. Church at Tonesta, but
on Jlonday when he discovered it ho re
turned and got $1 99 in change.
Samuel Noble, founder of Anniston,
Ala, is being "done" in granite, to perpetu
ate his memory in that city. Tho Statue
represents him standing besiae a pile of pig
Iron stacked up impressively llko cordwood.
A well-known mechanic of .Portland 13
about taking out a patent on an invention
for converting the sawdust and other waste
from mills into a wood pulp of peculiar
strength and quality that he says can be)
utilized for nearly every purpose in which
wood is used.
The Florida peaches have been on the
Southern market for the last week. The
Florida peach is not much of a favorite
though. It lacks the rich juiciness and fine
flavor of the Georgia peaches. Thoc on
the market are now bringing good nnces
from$3to$labusheL t, bpnies,
He Doesn't Slug English,
Jackson says of his reported encounter
with Sullivan: "As for my using the expres
sion that he was 'talking through his hat,'
those are slang words which never enter
into my conversation. I mnst say that I
think the reporter who wrote the story was
writing through his boots."
An Awful Possibility.
The personal pronoun "I" In Swedish 13
"Jag." If Ingalls' Interviews should get Into
the Swedish newspapers they would carry
dismay to the Prohibitionists over there.
1 PEOPLE COMING AND GOING.
Ikvitatioss are out for a musical-literary
entertainment and dunce variation to be
given under tho auspices of Mt. Washington
Lodge No. 332, K. of P., at Mannerchor Hall
on Friday evening, June 12, commencing at
8 o'clock. ,
The attractions booked for the event are
Byron W.Kmg, the Cook Sisters, Original
Royals and Robert Crawford.
Rare, rich, rosy strawberries and delicious
Ice cream in generous dishes thoXadies' Aid
Society of Christ Universalist Church
served last evening at Curry Chapel, corner
Sixth street and Penn avenue. The enter
tainers were kept' very busy for several
hours, as a large number of people with pro
nounced affection for the berries and the
cream were in attendance.
Umpires in the Far West.
People should not too .hastily criticize
Umpire Hengle's idiocy. He was once
slugged in tho head with a baseball bat
wielded by an outraced ulaver. and ever
I since has had wheels in his brain.'
Manager Duff, of operatic fame, was on
the limited last evening going to Chicago.
Hesaidtno story of two barons fighting a
bloody duel over one of his lady singers was
a oreat newsnaner fake. He had not m.,,ln
.up his mind who ho would engago to take
iiarie xempesss piace in nis company next
C. Ii. Davis, of New York, is at the
Anderson. HO" came on to see what could
beaoneto Keep up tuo work on bis new J
theatre uunng ins sinKc. .
James Porter, of New Cumberland, and
F. J. Rowland, of Emlcnton, are stopping at
tho Monongahela House.
Rev. Howard SlaoQueary, the heretical
Episcopal preacher, is expected in the city
to-day from Canton.
Samuel J. "Wainwright, of Lawrenceville,
returned yesterday from an extended trip
through the West.
J. E. Fisher, of Clarion, and John Du
Bois. the millionaire of Du Bois, are at the
Sirs. "William Thaw and daughter and
Mrs. John Hampton left for tho, seashore
last evening. ' ,
A. C. Buell, of Chicago, and"W. K.
Leonard, of Piqua, are registered at the
Andy McKean and Charles Thompson, of
Charleroi, went to Atlantic City last
John De "Witt Miller, the Philadelphia
lecturer, was in tho city yesterday.
George A. Jenks left for his home in
Brookville last evening.
A reception for cats was held in Boston
by tho Cat Breeders' Association this week
nnd over 200 of the cultured felines of tho
Hub were present. The pets of many prom
inent Boston women were among the guest3
at this social event, which was held to p-o-vldea
crematory for the incineration of
There is a colt on the farm of J. C.
Williams, near Durant, I. T., that has six
feet. Its hind parts and Its front legs down
to its ankles are like thoso of any other
horse. From tho ankles down it has" two
natural hoofs and pastern joints on each
leg. Tho colt is two month3 old and is "row
lug nicely. " "
It is told of Thad Butler, editor of the
Huntington, Ind., Herald, that when he wa3
married, some years ago, he thus announced
the event: "Married In Wabash, Ind., Tues
day, April i, at 5 o'clock r. jr., at the resi
dence of tho bride's parents. Mr. Thad But
ler (that's us) and Miss Kate E. Sivey (that'3
more of us)."
The population of British India, accord
cording to tbe census that was taken in Feb
ruary last, now runs up to 220,500.000, or an
increase within ten years of 23,000,000. Thero
Is an additional population of Gi,000,000 in,
those East Indian State that are under
feudatory rule subject to British influence
with British protection.
Jack H. Benner, a Scotch dog belong
ing to Henry Benner, of Macon, has been a?l
along noted for his prowess atrnt killing,
but he surpassed all former records Satur
day. Hekilledjust21 rats within 15 min
utes, and fainted away as soonas he had dis- '
posed of the last one. The rats were mons
ster ones, some being almost as large as an
"W. 31. Brown, of Titnsville, Ga,
thought he had made a great find when ha
came across tho remains of a gold watoh in
a bonfire, ne felt his pocket to sea if his
watch was there, and it took not a moment
to prove the fact that he had cremated his
own beautiful gpld watch, which had slipped
unknowingly from his .pocket into the flro
during the excitement of firing up and burn
ing the rubbish.
Oranges are very plentiful in Florida
and n big crop 13 expected, but peaches aro
scarce. Almost nll.fruits and vegetables aro
late, this year; however,.oa account otftha I
late cold snap. One dealer recetved.a,1et- '
ter the other day from a largo fruit grower
at Tennille, saying that; he had about one
fourth or a crop, nnd that there would bo
about the same yield from aU the orchards
in that vicinity.
It is not generally known that there 13
a colony of Syrians in Slacon. Ga., yet such
is the fact. They are small tradesmen, deal
ers in fruit, etc. For some time thev con
gregated at a little fruit stall on Fourth
street, near Cherry, bnt are now scattered
m various places around the city. When at
home they wear the fez and some other
parts of Oriental costume, but when at busi
ness they don ordinary clothing and appear
as American citizens.
Pleasant Scott, a hostler employed by
J.D. Hayes, a dairyman of West Adams
street, Chicago, fell last night head foremost
into a hay chute. The chuto is not mora
than 18 inches wide and Scott was unable to
turn. He stood on his head In tho manger
for almost two hours until discovered. It was
necessary to cut the chute open in order to
releaso him. When taken ont he was delir
ious and it required tbreo men to place him
in a patrol wagon and take him to the
Mr. bmgerly ha3 made an interesting
experiment as to the timo required to print
his Philadelphia Record upon paper- direct
from the tree. This is the record: Chopping
one and a half cords of poplar wood, strips
ping and loading on boat, 3 hours: timo
consumed in manufacture of woodpulp,
12 hours: manufacturing the woodpulp
Into paper, 5 hours, transporting to Record
office, 1 hour and 20 minutes: wet
ting paper preparatory to printing, 30
minutes: printing 10.000 Records, M min
utes. Total time from tree to naoer.
22 hours. v
Don't pass the modest butterfly with a
sneer. Several eeks ago a young nian on
the Sierras caught one of these gandy things
and sent it on to the Smithsonian Institution
as a curiosity. He was overcome to receive
in return a check for $1,600, with a request to
send all he could find nt that rate and of
that variety. This particular butterfly- be
longed to a tribo of that gauzy family long
supposed to bo extinct, and great was tho
surprise in scientific circles to see that one
of the lost tribe had been recently spreading
his wings in California. With $1,500 butter
flies among her products, California ought
to at tract a new lot of adventurous Aco-nauts.
THE1 PATH OF FEACE.
It is so hard to walk earth's toilsome way
Ever while slow moons wane, or slow Increase.
So hard to follow duty day by-lar.
Leading us to God's peace!
O weary grows the heart and worn the feet
In the dull round of uneventful cares.
Yet there's a thought miht make oar service
For God our toll prepares.
Lift up thy tired eyesl No cloud is snread
Betwixt thee and His heaven serene and pore.
He holds his hand above thy humble head.
Thy happiness is sure.
Then keep the courage of thy morning prime.
And bravely bear the cross He lays on thee,
'Tis but a little epace of troubled time
In His eternity.
Remember, only in this pathway lies
Thy safety once beyond its sheltering bound.
What choking mists, what bitter tempests rise.
Where never rest Is found!
Hard may be duty's hand, bnt lo. It leads
Out into perfect Joy, where pain shall cease;
God sees thy striving, and thy patience heeds.
And thou Shalt And His peace.
FOR LAUGHTER, ONLY.
Smart Customer You fellers are makin
a heap o' souv'nlr spoons, ain't ye? Why don't yer
git a souv'nlr knives?
Jeweler Well, people like to remember their
spooning: it's different when they've been cut.
Very petite . ladies doubtless intend to
be as truthf oljis,any one; but don't you notice that
they almost invariably draw the long txzin.PucK
The man who jabbers in a way
Tls now the proper slang to say t -Is
talking through his hat.
Two of a trade can never agree. "Work
men can' t even roll barrels of flour without a little
falling out.-Puei. . i
Mrs. Goodman Avery, you have not
changed your your views regarding he doctrines
of the church, have you?
The Rev. Mr. Goodman No, my dear. Tho
grand old doctrines arc good enough for me. r
Mrs. Goodman (with a little sigh) I am glad to
hear it, Avery. I-I am quite sure I can turn my
old black silk jgaln and make it do another jfta.
A fanner named Edge, of Alabama,
killed bis son-in-law. This Is a warning for son-in-laws
to keep awav from the edge. Toledo Blade.
The bogus dollar is hard to push; bat it
often Is lead. Puck. ' , v
Down toward the foot "Don't yon know
him? Why, he's a prominent limb of the law."
"So? Wen, then, the law must be on Its last
A 3tA3T or SERVE.
A broad-striped coat, a dotted vest, '
Checked trousers, a red tie,
A stove-pipe hat, a colored ihlrt, -"
A collar very high,
A pair of patent leather shoes, -j -
Oh," picturesque display!, Jg'SJk.-,
A tuuuu. . i. w? u My,i,ii,j, ,u,
Till it slowly walked away. Fact?
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