Pittsburgh Dispatch from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1889 · Page 4
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,W'WjJ M WH 9 K J HSMtaE 9 BJgSJgEa ... . A -.,., ' ....... '' . THE PITTSBTIRG DISPATCH TUESDAY, ATJG-TJST 20, 1889. ' t r r. I Wlje M$mit ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 6, 1846. Vol.44, Ko, 194. Enured at Pittsburg Pottoffloe,-Noremberlt, 18S7, as second-class matter. Business Office 07 and 89 Filth Avenue. News Rooms and Publishing: House 75, 77 and 78 Diamond Street. Eastern Advertising Office, Iloom 42, Tribune IJulldlng, New York. Average net circulation of the dally edition of TucDisrATcnforslx months ending July a, 18831 as 6 worn to before City Controller, 29,914 . Copies per Issue. Average net circulation of the Sunday edition of Tux Dispatch for three months ending July 31, 188 54,897 Copies per Issue. TERMS OF TIIE, DISPATCH. rOSTAGE FEEE IX THE CNITID STATES. DATLT DISPATCH, One Year t 8 00 Daily DisrATCH, Per Quarter SOO Dajlt Dispatch. One Month 70 Daily DisrATcu. lndudlnc Sunday, 1 year. 10 00 Daily Dispatch. including Sunday.Sm'ths. Z SO Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, 1 month 90 SC2.-DAY Dispatch, One Year S 50 Weekly Dispatch, One Year 115 The Daily Dispatch!! delivered by carriers at 15 cents per week, or including Sunday edition, at Z0 cents per week. PITTSBURG. TUESDAY, AUG. ?3, 1883. CONSTABLES OK THE QUI VIVE. The report that the constables are hustling o make fall returns of all cases of illicit liquor selling in their respective bailiwicks, at the September term, is an indication that past experience has had a very salutary effect on the local guardians of the laws. The reasons which an interview elsewhere set forth as powerful in their effects on the Dogberrian mind, are, first, the exposures already made in the "speak-easy" conspiracy cases, which arc not expected to redound to the constabulary credit; next the very salient warnings of the judges at past terms, and finally a realizing sense of the impending penalties of the Brooks law. Under these circumstances the officers of the law lave come to the conclusion that it will be decidedly for their advantage not to turn a Wind eye to any of the unlicensed groceries. It is well that some influences are strong enough to set the constables against the speak-easies, but is not the fact that considerations of this sort are needed to make public officials do their duty equal to a whole volume of commentary upon the influences that prevail in the selection of constables. SO TIME EOS DELAY. It is a comforting view of yesterday's strike at the Exposition to learn, that it really expressed nothing stronger than the desire of the men to attend their trades union picnic; and it is to be hoped that the statement will be corroborated by the prompt settlement of the trouble and the resumption of the pressing work at the Exposition to-day. The amount of work to be done between this date and the opening of the Exposition will require all the time that is left; and it is certainly to be hoped, both for the public welfare and the standing of the trades unions, that they will not accent the responsibility of subjecting an enterprise of such magnitude to the risk of failure in order to shut three non-union men out of work, over which the Exposition managers have no control. Clearly the public interest in the business will require that the dispute be compromised to-day and the work be pushed without further delay. WHERE TOOLS BLOSSOM. It has been the experience of many travelers that a sea voyage on board one of the great Atlantic liners not infrequently brings into Dlossom the fools of the company. "Whether it is the salt air, or the agitation of sea-sickness, or the seductions o(. shufile-board, that indnces the weak-minded to explosive feats, is not known. Perhaps it is that the wise are more .often silenced by the sea than the foolish, and thus the latter obtain opportunties for exploiting their silly selves they could never command on land. In this way the sensational idiocy of Bruce Ismay came to pass. Bruce is British, and a beautiful sample of the Anglican idiot at large. It is said that he is a stockholder in the White Star line of steamers. Tie came over in the new steamer Teutonic. As usual in such cases, when the passengers gave a concert ther looked about for some, exemplary nonentity to preside. Katnrally they chose Bruce Ismay. This was his grand opportunity. He made a speech declining the honor in favor of Sir Lyon Play-fair, the English M. P. But before he sati down he managed to make a comparison of the English M. P.'s with the American Congressmen, to the latter's disadvantage. Katnrally there is a tendency on the part of some of the American journals to let the eagle scream over Mr. Ismay's detraction of American statesmen. But it is not worth while to do so. Even Tim Campbell and the immortal Prank Lawler can afford to let the insular remark go for what it is worth which is very little. The fact is the important thing. As Mr. Bmce Ismay's detraction cannot lower the Congressional character half as much as a single caucus in a corner grocery, so all the indignant patriotism of the American press will not raise the actual Congressional standard by the measure of a hair's breadth. It is not worth while to answer a fool according to his folly. That is likely to create the impression that there is a certain degree of parity in mental caliber between you and the other disputant. THE TENEMENT H00SE rATAXlTT. Another tenement house fire has destroyed a half score of lives in New York. The loss in property represents less thousands of dollars than the number of people who were burned to death in their beds. The full facts have not yet been brought' out by investigation: but it seems clear enough that in a building little better than a- fire trap, a restaurant kitchen was located in the basement over which a number of tenants slept A drunken cook let the fire get red hot; it communicated with the woodwork and nine people were roasted to death. Of course that sort of thing will go on, with all the variety that has been developed for the past few years, until an example is made of the property owneis who are responsible forsuch fatal conditions. SULLIVAN'S BEST CHANCE. Somevery carious idtzs as to the enforcement of the laws are presented in the interviews with the pugilistic lights. One of them asserts that Governor Iicwry will pardon the pugilists as soon as they are sentenced; and another represents that arrangements have been made by which the contractors for prison labor in Mississippi will keep the convicted pugilists in clover while they are serving out their sentences. If these facts are true, as they probably are sot, it would indicate that the form of en forcing the law against prize fighting is even a greater farce in Mississippi than the entire absence of any enforcement in the North. "We do not think it probable that any such reduction of a penal sentence to a mere pretense will take place in the case of Sullivan. Be has a much easier way of evading a sentence. That method is so evident on the face of the case as to create the suspicion that the legal authorities of Mississippi were , satisfied to go tbrongh the form of sentencing him to a severe term of imprisonment, and then let him go upon bail which is practically certain to be forfeited. Sullivan'- ball to return for his imprisonment some time next year is fifteen hundred dollars. The appeal is a mere form; but it gave him the opportunity to give bail and come North. The amount of bail is less than he can make out of a week's exhibition of pugilistic performances, and about what he would expend in a few days' spree. That he will forfeit such an amount before going backte spends year in the Mississippi prison, no matter how light the treatment may be. is to be taken as a foregone conclusion. That men who have money enough can thus reduce the sentence of law to a mere matter of cost, is not reassuring to those who think that the law ought to be enforced; but that seems to be the way of the world at present. PLAIN ME. EDISON STILL. The King of Italy has made Thomas A. Edison, our great inventor, a Count. "Mr. Edison has now the felicity of adding the insignia of a grand officer of the Crown of Italy to his other decorations. Some years ago the French Government conferred upon him the ribbon of the Legion of Honor, and Union College has given him the honorary degree of Ph. D. It was but last week that Queen Victoria wrote a letter with, her own hand congratulating Mr. Edison upon his invention ot the phonograph. Had he been3 an Englishman she would 'have doubtless given him a Commandery of the Bath, and pressed upon charming Mrs. Edison an India shawl. But Edison will not regret his nationality, seeing that he always can command a bath and India shawls may be bought for a song. Mr. Edison's friends will be pnzzled to know how to address him if his ennoblement continues at this headlong pace. They are at liberty now to call him Count Edison, Chevalier Edison, Doctor Edison, or jnst plain Mr. Edison. But if we do not mistake the man the Wizard of Menlo Park will insist upon the Mister. Under that Democratic appellation he has made fame, fortune, and a multitude of friends. It may be saidgby the unthinking that the United States is at a disadvantage because of inability to confer distinction by title : upon her great men, ana tne case oi Mr. Edison would seem to justify the charge. But the rewards of greatness in this repnblio are larger than the kingdoms and emperors of the Old "World can bestow. Greatness has room and plenty of encouragement to grow here. Great men are not hedged in by petty fences of caste and form and fortune in these United States. Mr. Edison's career illustrates this truth. Prom humble origin in the little town oi Alva, O.. he has risen by his own efforts to a commanding pre-eminence in the scientific and inventive arena. The people all know him. His name is not inscribed upon any herald's tablet, but a whole nation reveres it. "Wealth is his; the honor of men is his, and the whole world waits upon his utterances. Mr. Edison needs no title to illuminate his name. PEEHATUEE GLASS CUTTING. The statement that a wholesale window glass firm in Cleveland lias declared its intention to sacrifice its stock in anticipation of glut after the Jeannette establishment gets its product into the market, may easily be magnified to greater importance than it deserves. A very adequate treatment of the announcement would be to notify all wholesale firms that if they wish to sell glass at a loss they are at liberty to do so and pocket the loss themselves. It is probable that the tank furnace plan of making glass will increase the supply and lower prices, but it is by no means likely that it will tumble the prices of glass to ruin at a single blow. It is not yet known exactly what the economy of glassmaking by that system is; nor is that question likely to be definitely settled until the new factory has had a prolonged test. "When that is done thereis still the question whether it can supply all the demand at prices below the cost of production in the pot factories. If it can do so, the old factories will have no choice but to shut down until they can build tanks for themselves, but there are several contingencies to be settled before it becomes certain that the price will be lowered to the sensational degree which seems to be apprehended. One swallow dpes not make a summer, and the declaration of a single jobbing house that it is going to cut prices to pieces, does not prove anything more clearly than the possibility tha this single firm, if it carries out its announcements, may lose its own money. A DISTUEBING EEP0PT. It is disturbing to the public to be in formed by high detective authority that the ' long-sought for Tascott is probably not the murderer of Snell. This not only excites the public incredulity from the obvious argument that if he were not the Chicago police would long ago have bagged him; but it is as iconoclastic of received modern ideas as the attack upon the storyof Tell. After Tascott has been sought for in all parts of the world, and been arrested in most of them; after he "has been made famous as the man who cannot be found; anil has risen to the proud position of a standing subject for the professional newspaper wits, to be told that he did not do the murder, which alone has made his name known all over the country; is not disappointing only. It destroys our faith. After this we will not know what to believe; and we can hardly blame those who, with regard to Tascott, emulate the infidelity of Betsey Prig and "don't believe there ain't no such a person." An idiosyncrasy of partisan journalism, which ought to be reformed, is illustrated by the fact that Democratic newspapers in reporting the negotiations concerning the strike in the Illinois coal mines; assert that "W. L. Scott declares his intention of giving good wages to his coal miners, while the Bepublican organs report with equal assurance that "W. L. Scott was the power in the operators' organization which prevented the concession of living wages to the miners. Evidently one side or the other of our partisan friends has been doing some downright lying. News should be reported with strict troth, no matter what amount of perversion of facts is permissible in the editorial column of a partisan newspaper. Count Edison wilf have a royal income to support his title; built will not be at'all enhanced by his patent of nobility. In fact there have been suspicions that grants of Italian titles result.' in enhancing the royal revenue of 'Italy rather than that of the grantees. An interesting contrast is afforded by the fact that whereas the Tammany Hall authorities called upon Sheriff Flack, of New York, to -resign his position in the Tammany Society, and he did so; while the peoole are calling upon him to resign his position as Sheriff of New York, which is supposed to be in the gift of the public, and-he does not resign worth a cent. This raises the important qnestion whether the desire of Tammany is greater with the officeholders than the wish of the .people, or whether the contrast is due to the fact that the position of Sheriff yields a revenue of some tens of thousands of dollars annually. The report concerning that hundred million dollar English beer syndicate raises the conviction that it must be very wealthy. Perhaps so, but still there is room for the opinion that there is more water in its capital than there is either beer or money. - fc The report in a London paper that the guests at a recent banquet "were amused by a running fire of epigrams between Mr. Chauncey and Mr. Depew" is interesting to this country. If the genial railroad President has solyed the problem of individuality, and has succeeded in expanding himself so that there are two of him, it will do away with the obstacle heretofore existing to his entrance into politics. "We presume that Mr. Chauncey will continue to be the Presi- dent of the New York Central Bailroad, and that Mr. Depew will enter politics as the champion of the grangers. The political reporters count that day lost which does not bring the report of a deal between t he factions of the Bepublican party in which political support is alleged to be swopped for offices. An example of good work is furnished by the report that the inspectors of New York have gone through 1,250 factories in that city and ordered fire escapes to be put up on 110 buildings. This did not save the victims of the last tenement fire; but it may save other lives. It would be pleasant to be able to publish the information that the building inspectors in Pittsburg Jiad ordered fire escapes to be put up on some scores of buildings. Bvebt batch of nominations published by order of the President .contains a considerable number of appointments; but it contains also several times as many disappointments. England would be willing to do almost anything to stop the spread of Infectious diseases, except to hurt her trade with the semi-civilized countries where the infectious diseases have their nurseries. As this is exactly what is needed, England's cooperation in this work is not likely to be of very much more value, than in this country the co-operation of the trust magnates would be in checking 'the growth of monopolies. Anotheb fire horror in New York affords a new demonstration of the unpleasant fact that, in the economy ot some people, human life is not worth as much as money. i ' The report that several of the Chinese highbinders are coming East from San Ifrancisco in order to assassinate the members of the Chinese dramatic company that is playing in the -East, indicates a superfluous readiness to charge all crimes to the secret Chinese organization. "Why not credit the intended assassination to some of the audiences that have been torced to listen to the performance of Chinese actors? t The typhoid fever is furnishing its grim warning in numerous parts of the city as to the existence of bad water or worse drainage. . The wrath of the politicians at the idea that the President pays enough attention to the redemption of his own and his party's pledges, to extend the civil service rules to the appointment of the chiefs of divisions, is pathetic. Butthe politicians ought to be able to console themselves by observing the work which Clarkson has wrought out with his meat ax among the fourth-class post-offices. It is reassnring to learn that the strike at the Exposition building was after all nothing more serious than a picnic strike. "Money talks," says the Chicago News, with reference to the rivalry .for the possession or the "World's Fair in 1892. Possibly money does talk sometimes; but a perusal of the subscription lists in Chicago and New York fails to disclose any vociferous conversation on the part of the circulating medium in either city. PARAGRAPHIC PLEASANTRT. New Oeleans Picayune: Heaven Is easy for angels to reach. It is only one flight up. Washington Capital! Whenever trouble arises in the church choir everybody simply takes his chants. Somerville Journal; If fewer men should drink before the bar, fewer criminals would get behind the bars. Chicago Herald; The Shah has lett Paris for Baden. H all the stories are true, the Shah Is rather a bad 'un himself. San Fbancisco Alia: The revenue cutter Bush is still in Bearing Sea, ready to .rush things when a poacher appears. Binghakton Republican: A bee-trothal naturally creates a buzz in society, ana quite as naturally leads to a honeymoon. Baltimore American: Lord Tennyson walks three miles every day. Of course, he uses his poetic feet in a measured way. Florida Times-Union: Uncle Jerry Bnsk wants to know "whether horn flies be pestiferous." If the born flies to your head It be. Tebbe Haute Expreu: That the moon is made of green cheese is a mere idle fancy, but that the honeymoon is made of taffy is an established fact New York TroWd." Queen Victoria cannot bear to hear a cannon fired. This may be because she is a big gun herself and would object to being fired. GREAT SURPLUS OF GRAIN. Wheat Enough for -Home Supply and Large 'Quantities far Export. From the Philadelphia Record. Latest returns estimate the American wheat crop of 1889 at 500,000,000 bushels, or nearly 83,000,000 bushels in excess of the crop ot last year. This will leave not less than 150,000,000 bushels of wheat for export. Last year the export nf wheat and wheat flour amounted to 121,000,000 bushels, notwithstanding the obstacles to the export trade that were created by speculative operations In the Chicago wheat pit. , In the present favorablecondltions the corn crop of this year promises to be enormous. Last year's yield ot Indian corn was estimated to be nearly 2,000.000,000 bushels, and it la probable that it will be exceeded considerably by tne crap of this year. Last year's exports of Indian corn and corn meal amounted to but little more than 35,000,000 bushels. But, in consequence of the short crop of wheat and other cereals In Russia and Austria, the exports of Indian com promise to be greatly stimulated In order to supply the poor of Europe with cheap bread, THE. TOPICAL JALKER. Newspaper Enterprise In a New Direction GoMlpefa Peraonnt Character. Among the newspaper" men who were at Johnstown immediately after the disaster were Frank J. Kelly, an Irishman who had come to Pittsburg by the rather roundabout way of Australia and the Pacific, and Charles Morton, the well-known comedian. Both did good work for The Dispatch in the emergency, but tney did not feel like settling down into newspaper work here. They laid their heads together and by and with the connivance of Editor Harry Qalther they arranged an excellent entertainment consisting of a lecture upon the Johnstown -flood, copiously illustrated with photographic views projected by a stereopucou. .Naturally, they had no difficulty in producing an intensely realistic and truthful account of the ruined town. This Mr. Kelly told to a large audience last night in Little Washington. The stereop-tlcon views were hardly needed to supplement Mr. Kelly's, word pictures, so Intensely vivid were they. r The success of the project is now assured, and the Johnstown disaster will be brought home .to many an audience far "and wide through the country. Enterprise is a winner every time. V The man who invented the typewriter never contemplated to what base uses it might be put. The cowardly Knave or tool who writes 'anonymous letters finds a secure shelter under the type of that excellent machine. V Hanging by Manager Qulick's door at the entrance to the parquet stairs In the Bijou Theater, is a portrait of young Mrs. James G. Blaine, jr. A pretty face and a pretty picture. Mr. Gullck received it but a few days ago from the debutante's manager. Mr. Gullck said last night: "I saw Mrs. Blaine at the Madison Square Theater last month, and she seemed to be in remarkably good health. She did not look more than 15 in her light and rather short dress and straw hat, trimmed with white ribbon. V Unmistakably Mr. Wilt has made some changes for the better in the Grand Opera House. The new storm doors have long been needed, and the clearing oat of theover is an improvement. The new carpets will be followed by new curtains, Mr. WlltsaidUst night, for the windows back ot the oyer. The house looks clean also which is a prime requisite. V Whether It is due to his small dip into politics or to his larger.dlps into the sea at Atlantic City, or the exoellence of the cuisine at Brown's Chop House in New York, nobody seems to know, but Major . A. Montooth's face wears a rosy-bronze tint 'that Is good to look at, and I dare say, better to possess. There won't be anything the matter with the Bepublican candidate for Governor from this end of the State he is sound, sane and sensible, and he has sand. AN INDIAN 150 TEARS OLD. A Man Who Was a Grandfather In 1770 Still Allre. San Francisco, August 19, For several years there has been domiciled at the Monterey County Hospital an Indian known by the name of "Old Gabriel." As to the exact day, month or year of his birth proof is absent, but of the f .fact that he has passed the wonderful age of loo years there is a quantity of proof. Gabriel was born In Tulare county, this State, but during childhood removed from there to the town of Monterey. Father Jnni-pero Serra arrived in Monterey in 1770, and it is well authenticated that at that time Gabriel was a grandfather. The youngest age atwhich Indians married was IS years. If Gabriel followed the custom and married at that age he would necessarily have been at least 32 or S3 years old to have been a grandfather at the time of Father Junipero landing there. Father Junipero taught Gabriel the art of cutting and laying stone, and at the time of the building of "the first chapel on the site of the present Carmelite mission below Monterey, in the years 1771 and 1772, Gabriel was present and assisted in the construction of the walls. He became so very expert at his trade that he managed and assisted in the construction of Carmela Soledad and San Antonio missions in 1791. He was then married to his second wife, Gabriel still proudly speaks of the skill he acquired as a stonecutter. Father Sorrentini, parish priest, and Bishop Amaf reached Monterey some time in tho year 1845. The former says that old Gabriel was then living with his sixth wife, and he was by many years the senior of all thn nther oM in. 'habitants. He was then known by the same name and was said to be at that time over 110 years of ace. A widely-known old lady by the name of Castro, who died five years ago at the age of 95 years, in testifying to old Gabriel's agei said that when a child she saw old Gabriel, and at that time he had children several years older than she then was. ONLY A PARMER'S WIPE. The Fate of a Brilliant and Beautiful Lane Branch Belle. Long Branch, August 19. A woman today drove a huckster wagon along Ocean avenue, stopping at the hotels to sell her goods, who was 12 or 13 years ago a belle at these hotels. She was a brilliant and beautiful woman then and much sought after. She had magnificent diamonds and costumes and was- driven about in .luxurious victorias. Now she wears coarse, home-made clothes and her facets bronzed by exposure to the weather. Bat it is a beautiful face yet, though the expression is worn and sad. This woman lives down the beach about four miles In a tumble-down house. "Brick" Pomeroy. who was down here this week, recognized her when she was described to him. He said her name was Louise Gay. Her father was CapL Gay, formerly otRlchmond, Va. He was a wealthy man, and Louise was his only child. Jnst before the war he removed to the North, making his home near Buffalo, he and his daughter used to visit all the summer resorts. She was accomplished and. intellectual. 'Many flattering offers of marriage were made to her. One day she- disappeared from tho hotel here. The head waiter, a colored man, was also missing. They had gone away together. When Captain Gay learned of it he was crazy with rage. He said he would kill his daughter If he ever met her. He died a few months later, leaving his fortune so that his daughter could never be benefited by it. "Louise's mother died when she was a child." said Mr, Pomeroy, "and she was brought up by servants. For that reason I always felt like excusing her." Mrs, Bcatly never speaks to any one except on business matters. She is only a farmers wife. ATTICA'S SLEEPING BEAUTI. Taking' Nourishment Now and Apparently Regaining; Her Health Rapidly. Buffalo, August 19. Emma Althonse, the famous sleeping beauty of Attica, is rapidly recovering from her two years' illness. In the course of which she has been given up as dead several times. Some of her sleeps have lasted 35 days, but lately they have decreased in feriod of deration, the last one occupying only hree days. Mrs. Althouse, until a few days ago, took no nourishment whatever, except an occasional spoonful of warm milk and water, but now she drinks beef tea copiously, takes only short naps and has recovered the power of speech. To-day she was able to sit up while her bed was being made, and chatted pleasantly with her sisters. The paralysis of her left side has disappeared, and ner worst symptoms, outside of exhaustion and headaches, are nose-bleeding. She no longer has second sight, a feature which distinguished her long trance when she described events happening at great distances which were not even mentioned in the sick room; Animal and Howls Petrified. From the Omaha Dec; It is reported on the authority of a Gibbon correspondent that some Buffalo county hunters found in the sand hills south of Lowell a band of petrified ilk, surrounded by a circle of petrified coyotes, the adjacent atmosphere being full of petrified yelps and howls, each yelp having a diamond in one end and a geologist's hammer In the other, and every howl containing a pearl and a batcher's knife. Next! Hie Jacet Undo Dad. JTrom the Gardiner (Me.) Reporter. An ancient stone in the graveyard at Litchfield bean the following inscription: Under this atone lies Solomon Taylor, Next to him is Gates, the whaler. Further on down deep In the mud Is all that's mortal of Uncle Dud. Taking- to the Woods. From the Philadelphia Ledger.! After uch an experience as the President -tad on his Bar Harbor and Maine trip, with its sequel daring the few hours of hi subsequent stay In Washington, It Is 'no wonder that be was ready to "take to theiwoods" around Deerl'art, THE THEATERS OPEN. A Royn Pa Dockitadera and Other Entertainment. "A Royal Pass," produced at the Bijou Theater last night, pleased a fairly large audience. The singing of Mr. Staley and the tableau cllmaxea of most of the acts were very palatable to the gallery, and every time the curtain went down there was plenty of applause. It might be possible to make "A Royal Pass" a good play. To do this either the melodramatic plot or the yodllng would have to be omitted. They spoil each other as it is. To stop the progress of a violent plot in order to allow the disguised Russian, Mr. George C. Staley, to yodel for ten minutes and sing ballads in Emmet's style and with that gentleman's German accent, is a fatal blow to the drama. And to suspend the yodling to allow Mr, George C. Staley as a disguised Russian to find his wife or to defy and defeat his enemies, is detrimental to tho mnsical side of the performance. Another error Is to allow a barmaid brought np in the atmosphere of farce comedy to bring her black stockings and short skirts, her blonde hair and capacious smile into a play that is supposed to picture accurately the highest society of Russia. Equally unjustifiable is the Insertion of i nnlAt wiud Ida, mgnc. But "A Royal Pass," while It is not a good play, is entertaining and thrilling often enough. The humorous side of it is so much superior to everything else in the play that one is tempted to believe that the author has been traveling in the paths of comedy hitherto. George O. Staley yodels well, and he has a sympathetic touch upon tender strings that reminds one of Emmet constantly. He is a much stronger actor than the monarch of lullabies and baby songs. Miss Ethel Barrington, who played the dlfflcultrole of a wife torn from her husband by an inhuman mother. Is really a beautiful young woman, and her voice is rich and melodious. But It Is her voice .that hurts ner. It is continually r nil of tears. 8ho knows her powers to simulate sorrow in its most poignant form, and she uses it unmercifully. TonyFarrell was capital as the newspaperman, who Is not a bit like one. The Grand Opera House. What Is there to chronicle of Dockstadert Minstrels at the Opera House? They did what they always do made a very large audience laugh continuously. In the first part amid rural scenery the regular minstrel circle was formed all the minstrels in tennis suits. After a string of ballads, funny and tender, and a scattering of jokes from bones and tambo, the quiet party is thrown into the wild cavortlngs of a fox hunt. Mrs. Dltimus' party proved as catching as ever, though it might be cut down somewhat and lose nothing. Lew Docksuder interfered with gTeat success. "Steal the Alarm" Is a very fanny skit on "The Still Alarm." 'Harris Theater. The company which has met with so much favor In "His Natural Life" and "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," is repeating this week Its success of last week In the last named play. Yesterday's matinee and night performances were witnessed by good audiences. Mr. Charles Patterson, the excellent leading man of the company, and Miss Lillian Andrews are making many admirers by their good work with this company. Manager Starr promises a change of bill for the last three days of this week. Beginning Thursday night a double bill will be given, consisting of "Kathleen Mavour-neen" and "Uncle'Josb." Academy of Music Harry Williams' Academy was crammed to the roof last night, and a capital variety performance, of which farther notice will be made to-morrow, was glvnn. DUTCH TITLES DON T COUNT. Decision oduu Interesting' Dispute Regarding Certain New York Street. tsr-ECIAL TXLKGBAU TO THE DlSrATCH.l New York, August 19. The Manhattan Elevated Railroad appealed from a judgment f o damages obtained by W. J. Mortimer and other property owners on the Bowery, the ground of appeal being an allegation that the Bowery was a street laid out by the Dutch, and that, under Dutch laws, owners of abutting property .had no right or interest in the streets. The general term of the Superior Court affirmed the judgment to-day. Judge Truax has been looking up the old decisions and finds that the Bowery was a street, or road, as early as 1556. He finds that the English held the Island by right of discovery, and not by right of conquest from the Dutch. The Indian title given to the Dutch counted for nothing, as the United States courts have held. , Judge Truax says: "lam of opinion that the title of the Bowery, and other streets in the city that are known as Dutch streets, was never In the Dutch Government, and that it was, prior to the Revolution, barred by the rales of the commoa law, and not by the rales of the Dutch civil law." Judge Freedman, In concurring, says: "It Is a question purely between the public authorities of the State of New YorlSand the citizens, and as such, controlled by the decisions referred to by Judge Truax, to the effect that the English title by discovery was superior to the Ini dian title. This was acknowledged by the whole world," and that being so, it follows In contemplation ofpresent law that neither the Dutch nor the Roman law ever prevailed de jure, and that the common law of England mast be deemed to be the original source of all our law." ONE LITTLE DIFFICULT!. The Soldiers Orphan School Commission Ha to Make a Chance, SPECIAL TXLXGBAIT TO THE DISFATCH.1 Harrisburg, August 19. The Soldiers' Orphan Commission met with a difficulty at its session In this city to-day by the refusal of the management of the Northern Home for Friendless Children in Philadelphia to accept the 170 boys and girls the commission had decided at the previous meeting should be placed in that institution in addition to the number of pupils now in the school. The managers of the school were Invited to be present at the .meeting to-day, bat none appeared, and the commission resolved to have tho number of boys and girls intended for 1: accommodated at the Mount Joy school. The commission a few weeks ago voted to get rid of all the Institutions controlled by the notorious syndicate, but the action of the Northern Home has compelled a change ot programme. Ex-Senator Wright was here to look after the interests of his "schools, and a proposition submitted by him to rent the Mount Joy school buildings and furniture for 11.000 for a year was accepted. -The commission also decided to allow J500 for necessary repairs to tbobnlld-' logs. Prof. Smith was elected principal of the school at a salary ot $1,000 per annum. The commission ratified the contracts for the leasing of Whitehall, Butler, Jamonsville, Hartford andLoysville schools. An Eamt End Wedding;. There was a pretty- wedding in the East End last evening. It was at the home ot the Pollocks, in the Nineteenth ward, and Miss Birdie Pollock was the bride. She was married to W. Miller Graham, of Washington, Pa., and the happy pair left shortly after tho ceremony for New York, where they sail for Europe tospend their honeymoon. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. LUCT Stone Is 7L She began lecturing on woman's rights and wrongs in 1817. IT is said that the Queen's estate at Osborne, if broken up and sold in small farms, would fetch about $250 an acre. Mb. Moody will hold, a convention of evangelical ministers and laymen at Chicago for ten days, beginning on September 20. Hobatio Bonab, the great hymn writer, was a favorite pupil of Dr. Chalmers. He bore a marked facial resemblanco to Mr. Gladstone. Db. Amelia B. Edwabds has made engagements for 60 lectures in Anrerica during the coming season, selected from among 300 appll. cations. General Geknfei.1 the British commander In the war against the slave traders on' the Nile, is 47 yeari old, a(maa of. handsome presence and literary tastes. Sm Edwin Abnold will visit this country next winter In the course of his journey around the world. He will be for a time the guest of the President ot Harvard. Mb. Henbt James is spending tho dreary months of August and September in London, writing all the harder because he has a vacation from his more pressing social duties. Justice Lamar, of the Supreme Court ot the United States, has recently made a tour through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and has found, he says, notable Industrial progress almost everywhere. Secketabt Rusk will leave Washington to-'day for Deer Park, and will accompany the President to Cincinnati and Indianapolis. From1 Indian spoils he will go to Milwaukee, where he.will attend the forthcoming Encamp-mentl He will be absent from Washington thre'eSreeks,' DEEXEL'S GREAT WORK. The Plans for the Industrial Institution Modified and Enlarged Accommodation far 8,000 Students. Philadelphia, August 19. The Public Ledger to-morrow will say editorially: In. order to correct erroneous impressions about the Drexel Industrial institution, which It was intended to establish at Wayne, near Philadelphia, it is thought advisable to make a brief statement, giving the original purpose as it existed in Mr. A. J. Drexel's mind, with a review of the circumstances which have modified and enlarged that purpose. His first thought was that as quite a number of institutions had been fonndnil fnr thA industrial tramlnz of boys, and but few, if any, exclusively for girls, that be would establish an industrial college for girls in which they should be instructed and trained In such a way as to help them to employment and occupations in which they could earn a liberal living. 'Accommodations and facilities X or housing, boarding and training about 200 girls were to be furnished, and to this end land and buildings were purchased at Wayne, and architectural plans were prepared by competent architects. In addition to the girls who were to be boarded and instructed It was thought that the contemplated lnstitatlon might accommodate about 400 or 500 more girls who could get to the school daring the day, get their luncheon there, and get back to their own homes in the evening. A Change oi Plan After more mature deliberation it' was found that this scheme bad several drawbacks, the chief of which was the withdrawal of the girls from home Influences. There were other strong considerations, bat that was the principal one, together with the belief that the sphere oZ usefulness of such an institution would be groatly enlarged by the adoption of another plan, abandoning the idea ot boarding the girls, and establishing 'the institution within the city limits. It is now the purpose of Mr. Drexel to provide funds to purchase land and construct buildings and for the maintenance of a full corps of Instructors for an industrial institute for young women and young men, that will accommodate for their Instruction and training as many as 1,000 girls in the day time and 1,000 boys at night. The facilities and Instructions to be provided for this school are to be free ot any and all costs to its students forever that is, so far as the provision of ample f nnds and business foresight can assure. The working" operations of the college will probably be somewhat similar to those of the Cooper -Institute In New York. Plenty of Accommodation. A large lecture hall, capable ot seating at least 2.000 persons, and an extensive reading room, provided with all the useful, technical, and other books, and appropriate periodicals and newspapers of the day, will be features of the plan. To the Ledger (which publishes the foregoing by authority) it appears that this modified and much-enlarged scheme is much preferable to the original design not only because It will freely open the doors of the Drexel Institute to so many more students, but because the administration of it will be simple and much more manageable. It will of course cost a much larger amount of money, as an annual income of from $10,000 to $50,000 may be required for the college In addition to the cost of the land and buildings. In all Mr. Drexel expects the foundation, lands and buildings and endowment ot the institution may cost f 1,560,000. ALWAIS READI TO SHOOT. A Belated Anecdote Told In Washington About Judge Terry. rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DIIPATCH.I Washington, August 19. One of the many old "forty-niners," who are spending their declining days in Washington, tells the following story of a meeting he once had with the late Judge Terry: "It was in the winter oj 1819-50," said the old man, and I was mining in the California mountains. One night my partner and I arrived at a little town, having come in from the hills for some needed supplies. Of course, the first thing we did was to drop into a saloon, as it was customary to do in those days. The town was hardly anything but saloons, and they took the place of hotels. As usual, there was a game in progress. It was faro, I think, and was run by a desperate gambler called 'Faro' Jones or 'Monte' J ohns, I've forgotten which. I noticed one man in particular who was losing steadily. He was evidently between 50 and 60 years of age. He was slightly built, with a very narrow chest, stooping shoulders in fact, he had anything bat a good physique. He had lost over tLOOO worth of gold dust. Pretty soon the old man, nettled by his losses, excitedly charged the dealer with cheating. Naturally that meant 'shoot,' and the words were hardly oat of bis mouth before Jones had a pocket pistol leveled at bis head. "A number ot men Interposed and begged Jones not to shoot the old man, explaining that be was excited and didn't mean what he said. Jones became appeased, and apparently the trouble was over, but just at this moment a man stepped forth from the crowd, and quick as a flash dealt the old man a terrible blow in the face with an old-fashioned Texas Ranger Colt's six-shooter, which would weigh five or six pounds. Tho blow broke his nose, his cheek bone and -the frontal bone over his left eye. He fell like a log, and I don't believe ever recovered, but I never heard definitely. We had been in a good manytongh place, and had seen some desperate encounters, bat had never seen such a brutal, cowardly deed in that country of fight and bloodshed. Instinctively my partner and I both Instantaneously slipped our pistols to the front of our belts. We were maa clean through, and one of us, I won't say which one, exclaimed: "Stranger, 1 don't know who you are. bat I do know you are a coward.' A quick glance showed the stranger that the chances were against him. He might shoot one of uybut he would be snrely Killed by the other. He pocketed his pistol without a word and sneaked out of the saloon. "After he had gone we were told that his name was David S. Terry. I never have f or- fotten him, because I never have seen sneb a ratal act. He was probably a silent partner in the game, but we never knew for certain. 1 have watched his career ever since, but, as 1 said, I never saw anything to change my mind about his character. He was always ready to shoot It he bad more than an even chance." HE 8WAN SEYENTEEN MILES. Remarkable Feat of Mr. DeutschbelD, a Young Detroit Nntntor. , Detroit, August 19. GastavDeatschbein, swimming teacher, started for a long distance swim from Belle Isle bridge to Bar Point lightship, in Lake Erie, a distance ot 28 miles, at 10 o'clock this morning. He was accompanied by two rowboats and the steamer Daisy, which took along a few who wished to seo the swim. Before he started he had a' bowl of beef tea and a glass of milk for breakfast and was rubbed down with mutton tallow and whale oil. The water and air were quite cold, the former being at 63, and practically the only advantage the swimmer bad was that there was no wind to causn waves. When Wyandotte was reached at 2:17 those in the boats decided that it would be best for Deutschbein not to swim much farther because of the cold water. His arms and legs were found to be quite stiff with cold, but a little hard robbing soon brought the blood into circulation. Deutschbein made the trip of 17 miles In i hours and 17 minutes. Deutschbein is25 years of age and a florist by trade. While in New York he did considerable swimming, on one or two occasions going from Castle Garden to Coney Island, a distance ot nearly 11 miles, in four hoars. Masculine and Femlnino Evolution. From the Washington Post.; If the summer-resort letters tell tho truth, then evolution is working both ways. The girls are doing the athletic and strong-mined, and the beaux are dawdling about and wearing silk sashes, embroidered socks and bangles. IF TO-SIGHT WERE THE LAST. "The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another." Gen. 21:49. If you knew that to-night were the last You would clasp my hand in your own, That to-morrow far stretches or earth Between us might roll, bleak and lone Would yon know, too. that this hand of mine Would miss, dear, thine answering thrill. Would reach for thine vainly, with longing? Would you know that I loved yoa stlllf If perchance mine eyes, that so often Have gazed into thine, deep and trne, Dear eyes-with a Hunt born of loving. And tender as heaven's own blue, Should on earth ne'er again behold thee; Ne'er watch for thy coming, until In a better country they greet thee Would you know tnat 1 loved you still? II we knew that again we'd not stand .Hand to hand, race to face, dear heart. Not again-tm the great All-Father Home hath called us, no more to part, Would your heart, that has beat responsive To mine oft, yet this truth fulfill That distance's no barrier to hearts, dear? Would you know that I loved yod still? While we're absent one from the other. May Uod watch betWeen tbee and mel And bless thee, my friend, as Ue, blesses All loving heart like unto thee! Till once more we may meet each other Un earth, if God will: If not -till In the dear, glad country of heaven; Yon will know that I loved you still. --Ctiia Sicitmond in XioufrtiUe Journal, G0S8LP OP THE GOTHAHITity Gonld and HI Churn Going; Abroad. tltnr YOKX BUREAU grKCTALg. New Yoke, August 19. Wall street was lull of rumors to-day, that Jay Gould would go to Europe shortly, for bis health. Everyone In the Western Union building who is near to Mr. Gould refused to deny or confirm the truth of the report. In all probability Mr. Gould will make his departure this season as unobtrusively as he made it two years ago, wbenAhe first intimation he gave the public of his plans was bis appearance at the Canard dock, ten minutes before the steamship on which be took passage left her berth. It Is said that Mr. Gonld will again' carry across the Atlantlo the famous churn which he took with, him two years ago. For many years all the nutter consumed by Mr. Gould has been made in this churn. In the spring it is sent after him to Irvlngton. In the fall it is returned to his Fifth avenue residence. Butter made in other churns does not agree with Mr. Gonld's stomach. The churn Is a ramshackle, old-fashioned affair, operated by a crank. Mr. Gould, It is said, occasionally turns the crank himself, for exercise. fllust Go Back With HI Barrow. Pat Halloran and his wheelbarrow arrived here from London to-day on the steamship Egyptian Monarch. Ten weeks ago the same Patrick and the same wheelbarrow arrived here on another steamship. Patrick's clothes were worn out and he hadn't a cent of money. He purposed to wbeel his barrow to the City of Mexico. He was sent back as a pauper and lunatic. He wandered behind his wheelbarrow from Liverpool to London, where be was arrested. After ten days in solitary confinement he was shipped to America by the authorities. He and his wheelbarrow will be sent back again. She I Sir. Harrison' Niece. On the French steamship Normandie, which arrived at her dock at noon, were Mrs. Mary Scott-Dlmock, daughter of ex-President Grevy ot France, and her" husband. Mr. Wilson. M. Wilson was accused some time ago of selling his influence with the Government to men striving for membership of the Legion of Honor. His subsequent conviction caused the resignation of President Grevy and the downfall of his Government. Mrs. Dimock Is a niece ot Mrs. Benjamin Harrison. Mrs. Dimsck Is en route to Nantucket, Mass., where her mother, Mrs. Scott-Lord, Is dangerously ill.- Funeral of Clarence Pell. The funeral of Clarence G. Pell, who was mistaken for a deer and shot near Lake Par-isancatta, by -young Ellis IL Roberts, took place this evening at the residence ot his family in Fourteenth street. Only near friends and relatives were present. The Interment will be private. Found a Skeleton la the Bashes. Saturday afternoon a party of young people out gathering buckelberries in the woods near Manor View; L. L. found the skeleton of a woman in the bushes. The few rags which still clung to the bones' showed that the woman's clothing had been of fine texture. The bony fingers of the left hand held the remnants of a leghorn hat. In the forehead were two small, deep holes, apparently made with a sharp, octagonal instrument. The skeleton had lain in the bushes for about two years. The identity of the murdered woman has not yet been discovered. No Flower for Fire Murderers. Joe Atkinson, the hangman. Is making all his arrangements to hang five men next Friday. The scaffolds will be erected next Wednesday. Three men will hang on one, and two on the other. To the former a 1,000-pound weight will be attached, and to the'latter a 750-pound weight. One hundred women have been refused permission to send flowers to the murderers. QUEER FREAK OP NATURE. A Maryland Hill Sinking Into the Earth Oat of Sight. Caubbidge, Mb., August 19. A curious freak of nature is reported in the lower end of Dorchester county. An old resident named Alfred James was In town last week, and in speaking of the affair said: "I hare been living on the strip of land that makes out between the Wicomico "and, Nanticoke rivers for the past 60 years, and have never seen anything like this land sink before. About two months ago we noticed that a place about 60 feet squire, where there bas been a hill ever since I could remember, bad begun to sink down, and ever since then it has been getting lower and lower ever week. At first we did not notice it very much, bnt now everyone on the place seems to be afraid tp go near the spot, and. in fact, it is dangerons to go too near. The place bas now sunk about 12 feet below the level of the earth!, and Is filled with water. The land around the hole is sort of crusty, and will break up like stone. "We can assign no reason for it, except that there is an undertide that gets in somewere and is eating away the land. This Is the second strange thing that has been discovered there in the past 40 years. About 1852, while making an excavation at this place, about 40 rods from where the land sink is, some men discovered au Indian canoe, containing the skeletons of four men, about 20 feet below the earth. In the canoe were found several Indian pipes, and bows and arrows. The boat was of very fine workmanship and handsomelv carved. It is supposed that the skeletons were those of Indians, as, the Nanticoke tribe used to stay along the Wicomico and Nanticoke rivers. I tell yoa we bave,a queer place down here now, and if the land keeps on sinking you will see us all getting away. It' Boston' Doty to Get flla'd. From the Louisville Courier-Journal. If a great indignation meeting don't come off at Faneuil Hall within 24 hours, what will be thought ot Boston? But perhaps she thinks Prof. Sullivan will knock a hole in his Southern dungeon. TRl-STATE TRIFLES. Mb.-John R. Allen, of Wolf Creek DIs. trlct, Monroe county. West Virginia, while making apiece- of road on John D. Beard's place last Saturday unearthed a bottle corked with a piece of limestone, three feet below the surface. This bottle contained a map of that section of the county and a piece of writing dated In 1827. setting forth that "a treasure of gold was burled near the cold spring near Barny Johnson's cabin." There are rumors of extensive excavations, but no reports of treasure found. ' Monongalia cotntt, W. Va, has a pretty female mall carrier in the person of Miss Lizzie Arnett. who carries the mail from Georgetown to Morgantown and return daily, the round trip being 19 miles. Miss Lizzie has a nice little road cart and a good horse and always gets In on time. She is prompt and accommodating and has an eye to business, always being ready to turn an honest penny. She is a blonde of good face and figure and one of the most popular officials In the county. Masteb Ellis Thomas, who had a finger bitten off by a hyena in a circus at Bethlehem a few days ago, bore the injury bravely. The first thing be said was: "My finger Is gone Where's my bat?" Charles Webeb and E. M. Sackett,of Erie, went fishing two days ago and caught a 57-pound muskallonge. He was gamy and fought like a Turk, nearly upsetting the boat, but a well-aimed blow from a boathock quieted him. George Btjtson, of Woodvale, near Johnstown, advertises In the Johnstown Tribune of Saturday that In hastily donating clothing to the flood sufferers on the night ot May 31 he gave away a vest, forgetting to remove his watch from the pocket. He would llko'-the watch back, .Gotletb Miller started to drive home from Middletown, Pa., market 'on Saturday with two Leghorn roosters for breeding purposes and a large melon in his wagon. En route the nfelon took a roll and hurt one rooster so bf dl that Mr. Miller had to have rooster and melon for dinner. On Saturday at Mount Union Bert Harris saw his cat trying to seize some prey at a large knothole in the barn floor. Getting his fishing line he baited it with aplumptoad and dropped it Into the hole. There was a nibble, then a pull, and he landed a house snake three feet long. Mb, J. F. Roonet. a prominent business man ot McKean, In crossing a field day before yesterday saw a tat rabbit run. Throwing off a new and costly coat he pursued it many miles, until it vanished In an inaccessible hole. At-temptlngjto- retrace his steps he found the trail too faint, and-must buy another coat, CURIOUS CONDEHSiTIOKS. An Addison county (Vt.) farmer has a colt that has learned to ring the farm bell by catching the rope in bis teeth and prancing back and forth. There are 100 acres 61 land in Carroll county, Ga., for which no owner can be found. Gold has been found on the tract, and a number ot people are anxious to secure a title to it. Appleton Webb, of "Waterville, Me., lostjhis gold watch while fishing inPaolin pond four years ago. The other day it was returned to him by a fisherman, who discovered it lying on the bottom ot the lake. "Whllesomeboya were playingon a plot of grass at Ballston, N. Y., on Thnrsday, one of them discovered and captured a live snake which bas two heads, each bead having two eyes and a mouth, also a tongue. The little reptile, which Is about six Inches long, is of the black snake breed. Colonel MT. E. Crastow. of New Xork, who is stopping at Asbury Park, caught a 30-pound bass in the surf at the mouth ot Deal Lake. This Is the largest bass ever caught in that region, but cannot compete for tha Bradley medal, not having been caught on tha fishing pier. Colonel Crastow was 20 minutes in landing his prize. Last week, while S. J. Dixon was at work on the residence of Dr. J. 8. Wood, at Irwinton. Ga., he found a hen egg between the top floor and lower celling that had been tbera ever since the house was built about 40 years ago. The shell was very light, and no sign of a crack conld be found on It, .the contents ot the interior being dried up and nothing remaining but the shell. Henry Manweiler, an Omaha real estate agent, has brought salt against Paul Lam-brecht, a well-to-do farmer of McArdle precinct, for 845, balance due for getting him a wife. Manweiler says he was to get $50 for his services, bat only received to on the delivery of the goods. Lambrecht admits employing Manweiler on this delicate mission and that ha married the girl Manweiler secured for him, but maintains that the price is exorbitant. A Baltimore street has a rat whose action has gained for it the title of the religious rat. He is seen at night, and only when there are services either In Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church or Broadway Baptist Church. He seems to be in a very placid humor when there is service in but one of the churches named. But when the two congregations are worshiping at the same time, as Is the case Sunday nights, he becomes uneasy and keeps up a constant running between the two, A buttonwood tree, an old landmark of Castleton, Vt, .standing in the midst of tha village, near the old Moulton mansion, bas been cut down. It was planted in 1793 by Hon. Samnel Shaw, a member of Congress daring the war of 1812. and grandfather of Josh Billings. The old town whipping-post stood about 12 feet from this venerable tree up to 1840, when it was demolished. Manybave estimated the age of the tree much greater than it was, but a memorandum made by Dr. Shaw of tha exact date of the planting U still extant. They are going to have a grass palace out at Creston, la. Corn palaces have been of late years rather common, but a grass palace is something new. This palace, which looks more like a castle. Is 100 feet square and 120 feet high, and it Is decorated inside and out with alf the different grasses and cereals ot Southwestern Iowa. Eighteen counties will have a booth each, and they will . decorate tbe booths with the grasses of their locality. If there ever was an exhibition that will "go to grass" it is this one. Nine natives of the Samoan Islands are now in Chicago. They are small in stature and tattooed almost from bead to foot. Of tbe 40,000 people who dwell in the Samoan Islands only two ever visited the United States before. Through the influence of the missionaries Princess Silaulii and her nephew, a. bright little boy named Prince Alasana. were sent to San Francisco, where tbey received an English education. Tbe missionaries in the Samoan schools are not permitted to teach the people English, all instruction being confined to the native language, bnt it was thougat that the education of some members of the royal lamlly abroad would be the entering wedge which, In time, would cause this law to be repealed. Three Oaks, Mich., enjoys the distinction of being the borne of a novel Industry the only one of Its kind in the United States, and the first of its kind in the world. It is that of making dress stays, dressiforms, corsets aha whips from featherbone, or the quill of tha goose and turkey feathers, air. E. K. Warren, tbe inventor of this new and popular substitute for whalebone, is also the inventor of all the machinery for the different processes of tbe manufacture. The manufacture of.thls unique article waa commenced less than ttve yearo yet tne demand for it bas been so 'great chat the capacity bas been increased to enormous proportions and additional factories established in Canada and France. Mr. Edwards, paying teller of a bank in Red Bank, N. J., was saved from drowning in a singular way. Dr. J. C. Harvey, who brought Mr. Edwards ashore, tells this story of the accident: When he first saw Mr. Edwards struggling In tbe water bis boat was a quarter of a mile away, and when he reached tbe scene ot tbe accident nothing could be seen except the boat, which was about halt fall of water, and a flf hlng pole floating near. The doctor secured the pole and wound in the line attached to it. The line was abont half in when tbe hook caught in something and it was quite difficult to pull tbe remainder ot the line Into the boar. At the end of the line was the unconscious form of Mr. Edwards, the hook having caught in his coat. At 'Philadelphia, a small town near Omaha, while a party of young men and women were walking under the shade trees skirting the Lafayette Cemetery, there were startled by a number of wild cries issuing -from the center of that burying ground. Then one of the youngj men discovered tbe outlines of amoving forni and another piercing cry rent the air. Satisfied now that the thing within wasaf host, they all ran like mad for the street. Tire mystery was not explained until Officer Smith passed than way. Just as he reached the vault in question! he noticed the white face of a man who was1 lying on the floor Inside. He promptly broke in tbe door and found James N. Clarke, one ot " the grave diggers, in ahalf conscious condition, leaning against the side of the vault. The young man's hair, which was black the night before, had turned gray, and it was some minutes before be conld speak. MERRY MOMENTS. The flywheel is the anarchist of mechanics. It is always engaged In revolutions. Washington Capital. , Strength Supporting Weakness. Mr. Sterne This tea Is very weak, t Mr. Price Then I would advise you to lean It against the butter. .Detroit tret Prut. . Mr. N. Peck I think if any one is entitled to a pension' It's me. Mudge You were never in the war, were you? Mr. N. Peck No. but the fellow my wife was engaged to got killed at Shllob. Tern Haute Exprttt. She is not brave she conquers by The force of dainty charms; Tet aj a youth could testify, She often flies to arms. WatMngton Capital. His Feast. Hello, Grindstone! Why wereyoanotat the banquet last night? We had a feast of reason and flow of soul. "So bad L, At least I had a feast offreezln'. I called on a young lady from Uoston." Chicago Tribune. "1 hear Brown has been taken to the Insane asylum since his failure business troubles must have affected his mind?" "O, yes, he's crazy as a loon went around, don't you know, alter the crash and offered to settle up lex SO cent on a dollar. ' Epoch. Miss Crimple (to Clerk of Snake Creek House) Will you please send the porter to our room, Mr. Dlgstud? Cleat Yes, ma'm; anything wrong? Miss Crimple Papi Just shot mosquito, and we would like Patrick to carry it onUMuntcj't Weekly. It is a Way They Have. Wire Just think, Ihare sat here and seen maa going after man Into that saloon over there. Husband You're right. That's Just what they are doing every man who enters there will assure yoa that he Is going la after another man. Detroit Irte Prut. She Of course the feminine half of humanity Is the smarter. If not how do you account for tbe fact that at tbe age when a man Is still a gawky, boy the woman has reached her self-possession and intellectual maturity?. Re I don't know unless It Is because she hasn't so far to go. Tare Haute Exprui. ' "Doctor," said Sohker, "how would yoa treat a man who was subject to dipsomania?" "I wouldn't treat him at all." replied the doctor, after a moment's consideration; "treating U thebane of ouc civilization." And the applicant tor information paid the usual fee and left the office. Washington Capital. Benevolent old man What's the-mat-ter, my little man? What are you crying about? Small boy I ain't got no (bo-hoo) no mother, ner no rather, ner (bo-hoo) no brothers, ner no sisters, ner (bo-hoo) no uncles, ner no aunts, ner no (bo-hoo)-ner cobo'dy else. U. U. M. Well, tut, tut. Don't cry about that; you're Just the kind of a nan we'll be wanting to run for- Presldest about 49 years from now.-tf. ,.S 'J late&sl p-.. i&K2&il WBmmmQILWpJ12 .-Lttifrl

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