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*The wife of Harvey Fletcher, of Lowell,
. V was killed by lightning as she lay in
-fLxside him, while he was ia nowise in
One class of people may bo depended on
to attend the fall fairs—the politicians.
They will attend even if they have to walk
to do so.
The Pennsylvania Republicans seem de
termined to maintain their reputations ns
fossils. They are still feebly waving the
A ‘‘cold day in August” has been promised
by the Signal Service Bureau, but the prom
ises of that institution are unfortunately
Before Mrs. Theresa Wall, of Sweet water,
Tenn., committed suicide she had prepared
a certified check that would meet her funer
al expenses and erect a monument over her
There are signs tliat a few protectionists
in this State will endeavor to get them
selves elected to Congress next year. If
they wish to avoid disappointment they
will curb their ambition.
The Woman’s Congress, of which Min.
Julia Ward Howe is president, will meet in
New York Oct. 85-28. It is ex|iectod that
as far as talk is concerned the National Con
gress will be put to shame.
Commissioner Baird, whose death is an
nounced in our dispatches, was a faithful!
and capable official. His work in connec
tion with the Kish Commission will cause
his name to bo remembered.
It is said that in Brown county, Indiana,
there are 10,000 jieople, one saloon and not
a foot of railroad. The saloon having fa ilod
to bring the people abreast with the times,
it would be well for them to chip in and
build a railroad.
A Chicago paper observes tliat it appears
to bo the ambition of young men at the
•umnicr resort, to dress as much as [>oskU)lo
like circus downs. This is unfortunately
true. Among many young men good taste
in dress is conspicuous by its absence.
It has been discovond that throe-fourths
of the sunstrokes that have occurred during
the present summer would have been avoided
if the victims hod let liquor alone. It
doesn’t, take the sun long to get In its work
on the man who is well soaked with liquor.
This hot weather appears to have a lad
influence upon the railwuys. Accidents on
them have been quite frequent lately. A
couple of engines in Philadelphia yesterday
got away from their engineers and had a
lively run on their own account. Unfor
tunately one of them dangerously wounded
Henator Frye, who has just returned to
this land of the free from u tour in Europe,
says: “Perhaps the most contemptible per
son one meets abroad is tlie Anglicised
American—the man who apes both in man
liors and language what he regard* os the
English aristocracy, affects to believe every
thing in England (icrfect, and seems to be
ashamed to institute any favorable com
parison between his country nod England."
It would lie a good thing for this country If
the “Anglicised American" could lie in
duced to remain abroad uu'nuuMiutlv.
Big: and Little Criminals.
The impression prevails in New York
that Jaoob Sh'arp will secure a stay of pro
ceedings in his cose. If he succeeds in get
ting anew trial it is safe to predict that he
will never see the inside of the penitentiary.
The jury which convicted him was obtained
with the greatest difficulty, and his trial
cost the county of New York many thou
sands of dollars. The Judge who presided
at the trial is one of the ablest on the New
York bench, and ho was exceedingly care
ful not to make any mistakes. If flaws in
the proceedings are found which are held to
be sutHoiont to invalidate the verdict the
opinion will be entertained by many that
there is one sort of justice in New York for
a rich man and another sort for a poor man.
This opinion may not be correct., but there
will nevertheless be somo reason for enter
The belief is quito generally entertained
nowadays that a man who steals hundreds
of thousands of dollars is much more likoly
to escape punishment for his crime than one
who steals $5. The confession of the de
faulter Hcoft, published in our dispatches a
day or two ago, shows how prevalent this
belief is. Scott was the teller of the Man
hattan Bank in New York city. For ten
years he stolo small sums from tho bank
without lieiug detected. A change in the
bank’s manage nent was about to occur,
and ho was sat shod that his wrong doing
would be discovered. He went to a lawyer
for advice, and was informed that tho
wisest course for him to pursue
was to steal $1,1)00,000, if lio
could get that much, and go to Canada.
The lawyer informed him that the bank
would be glad to compromise with him for
half the amount, and that the other half
would be sufficient to support him in luxury
for the balance of his life.
He acted on the advice to the extent of
stealing $lOO,OOO He reached Canada, and
finally went to London, where he made a
confession to Consul General Waller. He
was foolish enough, however, to leave
most of tho money with the lawyer
for safo-koepiug, and the lawyer
appropriated the most of it to his own use.
The bank did agree to compromise the mat
ter, however, but Scott was unable to return
any part, of the money, because tho lawyer
asserted that he had lost it all in specula
tions. If Scott had been able to command
the money lie would have escaped punish
ment, and hail enough to live a life of lect
Those of the Aldermen whom Sharp
bribed, who have been tried, are now in tho
penitentiary, hut Sharp, who made SI,OUO
- out of the street railway fmnohiso
which lie bribed tho Aldermen to gi ant him,
is not in the penitentiary yet, and, if the
report respecting the granting of a stay in
his ease is true, the chances arc that he will
never bean inmate of that institution. The
power of gold is great. It seen is to lie great
enough to sometimes stay the hand of jus
The Proposed Board of Pardons.
The Governor, in his message to the legis
lature at the beginning of tho present ses
sion, suggested tho advisability of creating
a board of pardons. Tho suggestion was
based upon the fact that six hundred appli
cations for pardon were waiting for his
action. He stated that it was impossible for
him to give these applications the attention
which they deserved, and at tho same timo
attend to his other duties.
Several Mils were introduced into tjio
House based upon the Governor’s sugges
tion, but no one of them, it seems,
was entirely satisfactory to the
Penitentiary Committee, to which
they wore referred. A substitute
for them was offered by a member of the
committee, aud it was decided to report it
favorably. The substitute provides for a
board consisting of throe members and a
clerk. The compensation is fixed at $4 a
day each, while serving the State, and mile
age. The Governor is to appoint the board,
and North, South and Middle Georgia are
each to have a representative upon it. The
board is to meet within thirty days after
appointment, and to give not more than
sixty days to its duties in the first year, and
not more than thirty days in succeeding
It is probable that ttao Legislature will
pass this bill just as it is, or with slight
modifications. It is apparent that n loard
of pardons is needed. It is impossible for
the Governor to make a careful examina
tion of all the applications for pardon which
arc presented to him, and it is very doubtful
if any board can conscientiously inquire into
the t>oo landing applications ijithin sixty
days. To do ft it would be necessary to
pass upon ten each day. It is probable that
in some eases the papers filed with the
application are very voluminous, and in
others it wifi be necessary to hear
testimony before it will be possible to reach
a satisfactory decision. After the first year,
however, the board doubtless will be able to
discharge its duties within the time fixed
by the bill. The Governor will still have a
1 great deal to do in connection with pardons
as he will have to review the work of the
board. He will, however, bo relieved of an
immense amount of drudgery as well as of
The New York World says that citizens
of Detroit, Mich., irrespective of party,
have been working for a popular invitation
to President Cleveland to visit that city.
Prominent among the movers in the scheme
was Ira Metcalf, a leading Republican and
a member of the gilt-odgod, kid-gloved Re
publican Club. At a special meeting of the
club it was decided that, iu the interests of
harmony, Metcalf must bo quieted. He
was approached by a select committee and
apprised of the fact that the invitation to
the President was a Democratic scheme.
Every inducement wus held out to Metcalf
to cause him to withdraw from the move
ment, but he refused. It is now probable
that ho will be expelled from the club. In
this case, as in many others, Republican
partisanship has passed the bounds of
One day last week two childen, aged 5 and
8 years, respectively, sous of Mr. Kissell, of
the Hprings, 11 vo miles from Ligonior, Pa.,
came Into the house and informed their
mother that they hud killed a rattlesnake
near the house. She doubted the state
ment, hut U]xm repairing to the scene of the
engagement found a big rattler lying dead
It is hinted that the attacks ti|>on Hon. J.
T. Henderson, Commissioner of Agriculture,
ore caused by the urgent desire of the “outs"
to get in. One thing is certain: so far no
other sufficient cause for the attacks has
Miss Surplus is the name of tig? treasurer
of a Boston temperance club. As she is
quite thin and would look better if she
weighed more, nobody wishes her reduced.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1887.
The Washington Railroad Accident.
The accident on the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad on Wednesday, at Washington,
caused a great deal of indignation in that
city. It is alleged that the “Y” which
caused the accident is a death-trap. It has
caused several other accidents, and the at
tention of the railroad management has fre
quently been called to its dangerous charac
ter. For some reason no effort has been
made to remove it, or to so change it as to
make it safe. It is alleged that the man
ogoment was averse to spending any money
for improving its facilities for handling its
traffic at Washington because it has been
expecting Congress for years to pass a law
compelling the railroads to remove their
depots to the boundary of the city.
If this statement is correct it seems that
tho Baltimore and Ohio Company has been
subjecting those who travel upon the
Washington branch of its rond to a very
great, danger, for no other reason than to
avoid the expenditure of a sum of money
sufficient to insure comparative safety to
it* patrons. Wednesday’s accident, how
ever. will cost the company more than it
would to remedy the dangerous “Y,”
and the prospect is that the company will
have to remove the “Y,” or at least to so
change it that it w.ill no longer boa death
trap. The Commissioners at Washington
are making the accident the occasion for
inquiring into the right of the company to
run its cars into the heart of the city, and it
is not improbable that they will make regu
lations which will either prevent the road
from running its trains within the city
limits, or compel it to remove the danger
ous features of its tracks.
A great many railroad companies are
constantly improving their roads, ami they
keep in view tho necessity for adopting
every possible means to niako traveling on
them safe. They seek only a fair income
from their property, and use their surplus
in making improvements. There are other
companies, however, and the number is
large, which do not put a dollar in improve
ments as long as they can possibly avoid
doing so. The roads of theso com
panies are, as a rule, in the
hands of speculators, whose aim
is to make all the money they can. If a
road has a good earning capacity, and is
capable of* paying large dividends, the stock
is wntcrcd extensively, and then the money
that should lie expended upon improvements
is used to pay dividends on the watered
stock. The market price of the stock de
pends, of course, upon the dividends.
Railroad companies complain of hostile
legislation, but they must expect such legis
lation as long as the rights which tho public
is entitled toare disregarded. Unfortunate
ly the roads which are honestly managed
have to suffer for the wrong-doing of those
which are not honestly managed.
An Answer Required.
Tho Pacific Railroad Commission, which
for weeks past lias been engaged in investi
gating the affairs of the Central Pacific
Railroad, in which the government has a
large interest, lias placed Senator Stanford,
of California, in a very unenviable position.
Ex-Gov. Pattison, the chairman of the
commission, insisted upon knowing what
became of some $2,000,000 which the Central
Pacific had received, but which was not
accounted for on the Isooks of the road.
Senator Stanford, who is President of tho
road, refused to tell the commission what
had become of the money. He said that
none of it Imd been used to corrupt Con
gressmen, Stats 1 legislators or Judges, and
that it had not been doducted from the
amount of which the government received a
jiercentage. He contended therefore that it
was none of tho commission’s business
what became of it.
Tho commission, however, was not satis
fied with the answer. It remembered that
the company wante lto deduct the $2,000,-
000 from the net receipts, on which the gov
ernment’s percentage was bated, and was
only prevented from doing so by the refusal
of the government to permit it to be done,
unless it were shown what had become of the
money. The secrecy which tho company
observes with respect to this money justifies
the suspicion that it was not properly used.
If it were disposed of in a legitimate way,
what possible objection could there be to
making public all there is to know about it?
Senator Stanford is a very rich man and
occupies a high position in Congress, but
neither his money nor his p isitlon ought to
be permitted to shield him from the conse
quences of any wrongful acts of whioh he
may be gqilty. The government has had a
great deal of difficulty to get oven a small
part of that which Is due it from tho Pacific
roads, although it is a notorious fact that
quite a number of those who are lurgely in
terested in their management have made
colossal fortunes out of them.
The government will spare no effort to
ciVnpcl Senator Stanford to answer the
questions of the commission. The matter is
now in the courts, where, doubtless, it will
rest for awhile. It is probable that the
Senator's claim that the government has no
right to know what tho Central Pacific did
with a vast sum of mono}’, and that the
company ought not to be compelled to make
public its private affairs, will not be held
to be valid. Tho government’s interest in
tho Pacific roads is mi immense one, and for
tho proper protection of that interest it
must know all about their affairs.
Says the Philadelphia News: “Three
hundred Georgia editors will meet at Mill
odgevillo on Aug. 80, and as each one walks
up to register his name at the hotel ho will
scowl daggers at the affable clerk unloss he
is addressed with a ‘how dy,' kqjnel P" If
the News were better acquainted with
Georgia it would understand that tho young
lawyers, not the editors, have tho exclusive
right to the title “Colonel.”
In one Northern State tho saloon in
polities is causing trouble; in another
the prison in politics is accomplishing the
same thing, and in still another the lunatic
asylum in politics is making life a burden to
would-be statesmen. In Georgia, tho sa
loon, the prison and the lunatic asylum are
all in politics at once, and it is small wonder
t hut the hair of certain Georgia politicians
is rapidly turning gray.
There is said to lie a man in Leadville,
Col., who can tell by the tingling sensation
in his fingers when he walks over a body of
ore. He is a living mineral detector. His
powers are said to have boon thoroughly
tested, and he ha* earned large sums bv his
peculiar gifts, hut his fondness for fnre
keeps hill) poor.
The New York Tribune's interviews
with “prominent men” ull end about as fol
lows: “Mr. O’Flarehty, who is a leading hod
carrier in his town uml a devoted Kepubli
enn, says that Cleveland is rapidly losing
what little influence he once had, and that
Mr. Blaine will sweep the county in 'BO like
It All Depends Upon That Little Boom.
From th* fioaton Globe (Dem.)
Senator Frye, of Maine, is authority for the
statement that Jameti G. Blaine (same State*
limy stay abroad a year and may return in
November. It ail depends upon that little
Interesting: and Valuable.
From the Augusta Evening Neivs (Dem.)
The regular annual special edition of the Sa
vannah Mornino News will be isßued|rm Bept.|3.
These annuals of the Morning News are among;
the most interesting and valuable publications
of the year of any paper in the South. They
are always preserved by businessmen for future
An Inter-State Difference.
From the New York Sun (Dem.)
In the State of New York we put a man into
prison for lieing drunk and disorderly.
In the Commonwealth of Virginia they put a
man into prison for being disorderly, and let
him out for being drunk.
At least this is what we make of the Itiddle
From the Galveston Feus (Dem.)
A California paper nominates Leland Stanford
as the Republican candidate for the Presidency.
It is always the way. Whenever a prominent
politician becomes involved in doubt ful relations
with railroads and railroad legislation, and the
fact is exposed by an investigation, he at once
Sets to lie a favorite with his party as a Presi
Not a Good Year for Socialists.
From the Cincinnati Times-Star (Rep.)
This is not a good year for Socialists. Even
the Labor Convention,in Belgium, kicked out a
Representative who had gone all the way from
London to Brussels to bloviate. The results of
the struggles in the district conventions in New
York have been gratifying indeed, for it shows
that the red mouthed scoundrels are only pow
erful with their mouths.
A stable government should be one that is
ruled by horse sense. -bowell Courier.
There is no use crying over spilled milk. It
may lx* throe parts water. Boston Courier.
Noah was doubtless the only man who has
ever seen a full house on nothing but pairs.—
The th.it gets into a breach of promise
suit if not caught at first is lass-sued at last.—
Governess -And what countryman is your
Pupil Papa is a bilious subject.— Moonshine.
It must lie hard on a talkative woman to
marry a barber. Whenever she'd think she had
the last word, he'd he sure and have the ‘next.'’
Train Boy—Rock can<Jy, rock candy, sir?
(’rust v <>ld Party—No, ho, go away. I haven't
Train Boy—Gum drops, sir '-Judge.
“A boy assassin hanged,'' mad Mrs. Bascom
from a newspaper. “Well,” she remarked, “a
Hassin' boy is a groat trial, hut I don't think he
ought to D3 hanged for it. '— Albany Argus.
Bobby—Pa, what’s the meaning of “phenome
Mis Pa—Don't bother me, Bobby. It has
something to do with base ball pitching.— New
A New England man has just had a patent
granted to him for “an electric > witch." It is
wai ranted to make the dirtiest small boy alive
confess that be lias been in swimming.— Bur
ling ton Free Press.
Early Citizen—Horrible murder across the
street during the night, wasn't it?"
Police (who is supposed to have been on duty
all night)- Don't know anything alxmt it; I
haven’t seen the morning papers yet .-Life.
They were discussing art matters.
“Have you ever been done in oil, Mr. Smith?”
“Oh, yes,” he replied.
“Who was the artist?”
“He wasn't an artist—he was a broker."—
“Why Mo you not get married?” said De
Fidgett to a bachelor friend the other day.
“O, I detest women, and getting married
would seriously interfere with my literary
“What kind of literary work do you do?*'
“1 write love stories.” — .Cleburne Bulletin.
Sister Jones—Brudder Light foot, what's de
resin it's so much hotter in de summer dan it arc
in de winter?
Brother Light-foot--History tells us, Sister
Jones, dat it ain owin' to the fact dat de nights
am so short dat do sun, dat great hall ob tire,
don't have time to cool o ft.—Harper's Weekly.
“When do you think the moon is at its love
liest, George, deart” she asked.
George, dear, stole his arm and a cautious
glance around the immediate vicinity, and
■* when it. Is behind a cloud, love," and they
were as happy as if they had each taken a
hypodermic injection of morphine.— New York
Postmaster General. Vilas expects to re
main in Wisconsin for a month or six weeks.
Delaxcoy Nicou-the Now York District Attor
ney who triisl Jacob Sharp, plays lawn tennis
all U ty long at Btr ilarbor.
Millionaire Payne, of the Standard Oil Com
pany, whose residence is in New- York, goes
down to Coney Island nightly to sleep.
Mrs. Mary A. Moore, 0.5 years of age, a wid
ow*, of Woodland, Cal., is about to wed James
Black, the :i t-yoar-old Superintendent of her ex
tensive property. The value of Mrs. Jloores
estate is placed at $400,u00.
Tiie San Francisco Examiner undertakes to
show that Miss Etta 8., whom it styles the
liello of California, is more beautiful than Mr,.
l*augtry. It compares the items of make-up in
detail, and from shoulder to ankle awards the
Lily second place every time,
Gen. Neal Dow, the originator of the “Maine
law ,” early in September will go to New York
and make a number of speeches in favor of pro
hibition. Although Gen. Dow is 84 years old,
and his hair iij as white ns snow, he is in vig
orous health, and Is more active than most men
T. P. O’Connor has brown-gray eyes t hat like
to twinkle, with a large mouth that melts most
easily into u tnerry smile, and with all his fa
ciUtdes of imrth or wrath, of rhetoric
or fancy, or exaggerated contempt lying close
to the surface, ready for use on the Hash of the
Mrs. Lanotry is fond of surf battling, and is
a fine swimmer. East Friday she appeared on
the lieaeb at Long Branch clad iu a light fitting
jersey suit of deep black, tastefully trimmed
with gold braid, bite dived through the billows
with grace and vigor, and swam out as far as
the end of the pier.
Tut: liest American in England is Lord Ronald
Gower. He is treiuend usly fond of Americans,
and u-s he has traveled all over tho world, he has
got rid, as far as an Englishman can get rid, of
narrowness and insularity. He has given the
American Exhibition a great lift socially, and
the Gower family have backed him up.
George MacDonald, the famous British nov
elist, poet and preacher, is a man do years of
age. though be does not look more thau*4o. lie
derives a handsome income from thirty volumes
of novels and nine volumes of Poetry. He re
e-dves an annual pension of SBOO from the
Queen’s civil list, as a compliment to Ins literary
ability. Asa preacher ho has a high reputation.
His delivery is most Impressive, aud his dis
courses are both scltohirlv and broad minded
Says Loudon Life: “A lady visitor at the hos
pital in which Buck Tnylor is now recovering
from the fracture of his thigh relates that when
her visiting day came she asked to see him. She
was informed by the matron that the patient
had been so harassed by the constant and irre
pressible How of female visitor* of all ranks and
ages, thut in despair he had liegged to be re
moved to another ward, and protected for ever
more against the invasion of the unknown and
President Cleveland Is leading the life of a
Cine lima lus at Oakview. He rises before 7.
duns a blue serge suit ami a wide-brimmed straw
hat, and, with a cigar In his mouth, strolls
through lits big vegetable garden until break
fast Is served at 8 o’clock. He spends a large
part of the day on the pia/.xu. lie drives but
little. There is but one horse on the place after
Cql. Lament, has driven off to the White liouso
in the family carriage, a female cook und Mrs.
Cleveland’s comely maid are U’e oaf)' represen
tatives of t he gentler vt now at Oak View.
The late Hylvancs Cods made a great deal
of money out ol his w ritings, and lived In a fine
house ut Hyde Park, Mass. His sanctum was In
a lower at the top of the holts** He wrrofe at a
large, nld-f ushioned den:, covered with liens,
piper*, knives and an old inkstank. Rows of
books stood on shelves alj about. There was a
work chair anil a rusting chair, and there wore
also old guns, .sibees, ramrods, arrows, and
trinkets, odds and ends, curtoeit ies, pieture..
photographs, sketches, flower*, and curious con
trivances of no earthly use except to suggest
From, the Boston Courier.
I loved her for years, and yet. halt afraid,
To tell hf r the story I never essayed.
I feared that my tale might her feelings offend,
And then I would lose her as even a friend.
Yet onre. by the side of a calm, peaceful lake,
1 mustered up oouraze her fair hand to take;
And then, while the midsummer sun hid its gold,
In faltering accents the story was told.
“I’ve nothing to give you; no riches have I.”
Methought that I heard the faint note of a sigh;
“I offer you only a fair, stainless name
That never has known e’eu the shadow of shame.
“I know that the gossiping world says I woo
Your fortune, with never a feeling for you;
lint, were you a beggar, or even a slave,
Your love on my knees I would ardently crave.”
Her curled lashes lifted; her eyes shining bright
Like twin stars, Mushed forth on the darkening
‘ I know all your worth” lower drooped the fair
“You're just a man after my own heart,” she
A Tragedian’s Way.
From the Elmira Tidings.
A man walked into the principal hotel of a
Western city the other day with a valise and a
big appetite, and going into the dining-room
tried for a few minutes to work up a breakfast.
He then broke out with:
“What, ho! landlord! Is there a blacksmith
within the precincts of this mighty city?"
Landlord- Why, yes, of course.
Tragedian—'Then send one hither.
Landlord -What in founder do you w’ant with
a blacksmith in my dining room?
Tragedian—l would have him test his steel
and brawny arm by severing in twain this steak
from the shoulder of the deceased bovine of
many years, and then, for my physical recu
peration. I would have him saw, file and chisel
off a few morsels from its hardened bulk, for [
would dine the while. I pray thee haste and
fetch him quickly. Stay thee! Your biscuits
you can take to a stone quarry fora blast; these
grits I can, with dexterous art and a of
water, manage to swallow whole. Go bring the
The landlord fainted, and awoke almost a
Why He Didn’t Get Waited On.
From the Merchant Traveler.
It was one of the swell drug stores of Boston,
and a traveling man who was threatened with
an attack of malaria had been waiting the pleas
ure of the aristocratic clerk lor some time.
“Will you give me half a dozen three-grain
capsules of quinine?” he said as soon as the
young man had sizzed the last touch of genius
into a glass of aoda water.
A stony start? was the only response he got.
and he was tendering whether he should rejieat
the question or not, when he saw* an old friend,
a resident of the city, happen in. After the
usual greetings, the traveler asked*
“What In thunder is the matter with these
people? Don't they want to sell goods?"
“i snould think so. Been having trouble?”
“I should say 30. Here I've been waiting for
the last half hour for a little hit of quinine.”
“For quinine? How* did you ask tor it?”
“1 loiii him I wanted quinine, same as any
white man would.”
“Well, you just slip up to him and tell him
you want some keo-neen, and he'll condescend
to understand you. Always say kee-neen in
Blind Tom’s Transfer.
From the Washington Republican.
Avery exciting, yet pathetic, scene was wit
nessed in the United States Court room in
Alexandria on Tuesday, when Blind Tom, the
negro pianist, was formally turned over to Mr.
A. J. Lerche, the counsel for his new guardian.
Mrs. Elsie bethune, of New r York Mr. James
Belhuue appeared in court, bringing Tom with
him, and delivered his charge to United States
Marshal Scott, saying as he did so:
“Tom, I now deliver you to the court and to
that thief." indicating Mr. Lerche, who also
represented Tom's mother.
“I don't w ant any reflections,” commenced
Mr. Lerche, when Mr Bethune continued:
“But, Tom, if the people wh<t you are going
with get tired of you and turn you off. come
back to your old home and you shall be provided
While these remarks were being made Tom
was protesting loudly against being handed over
against his will, declaring with noisy vehe
mence, that if he were placed in his mother's
'•barge he w ould never play again for anyone.
After the sightless musician was formally trans
ferred, ami the papers in the case signed, Tom
refused to be governed by any but his old
guardian. He would not go out of the coart
room, and when at last he was gotten out he
declined to enter the carriage, which was wait
ing for him outside Then Mr. Bethune, with
the tears welling from his dark eyes, and roll
ing down his face, talked kindly to ‘the semi
idiotic pianist, and the stuhbon will was bent,
'or Tom took his scat in the vehicle, amid a
-bower of promises that he should return if he
didn't lil-3 it. He was driven to the depot, and
left on the 3:20 train for New* York.
How Wilkins Was Caugfh 4 -.
Wa .hingion Letter to Baltimore American.
The theory that a red-headed girl attracts a
wh te horse has lately received a great deal of
ntt -ntion from those who have u considerable
am amt of spare time upon their hands. In
fro it of the principal hotels there can be found
any afternoon a party of department officials,
att •rneys, politicians and a few stray members
of Congress, who watch the approach of every
woman and furtively steal a glance at her hair,
if it happen to bo of a shade approaching rod,
every pair of eyes in the part? will be turned
towards the horses passing on the streets, The
.sight of a white horse will cay forth the excla
mation, “There, It is,” and tlic watchers will
wait for the ne’et woman with the sunlight hair.
These vigils have been kept up for several weeks
now*, ami it is not recoruod that a woman
with red hair has ever passed without the ac
companying white horse. Among those who
have pursued the investigations with a great
deal of interest is Congressman Wilkins, of
Ohio. This gentleman offered to bet a box of
choice cigars that the theory would not hold
good intho event of a collection of rod tresses.
That is, he would buy the smoking material if a
half dozen of red heads should lie been and as
many white horses at the same time. The rest
of the party, who were Arm believers in the at
tractions of rod and white hair, accepted the
wager. Shortly afterwards Mr. Wilkins sug
gested a walk. The party started from the
Ebbitt House, and proceeded to the corner of
Thirteenth and F streets, where there is a store
for the sale of human hair. In the window of
this estaoiisimient were about a dozen “lay”
heads. Seven of these were adorned with wigs
of different shades of redness. There was not
a horse in sight as the party approached, and
Mr. Wilkins said: “There, bovs. lteinu Vic
torias are good enough forme. ' Just at that
moment the tramp of horses was heard coming
around the corner. They nil looked up and saw
a white hearse returning troin a funeral, foi-'
lowed bv eight carriages, every one of which
was drawn by a pair of white horses. Rcina
Victorias were good enough for the rest of the
party. They have been smoking that brand for
a week, and now Wilkins is as Arm a believer in
t he red-beaded- Kiri- white-horse theory us any of
The Father of Forty-One Children
Killed When 00 Years Old.
From the Harrisburg Patriot.
“i read a few days ago, " aaid a member of
tho Reading bar ou a visit to Harrisburg yes
terday, “an account of a man in Western
Pennsylvania who died the father of thirty -
three ch ldreu, at the age of 9(1. When John
Heffner, of Reading, was accidentally killed by
the ears in that city in 1885, at the age of 09, he
was the father of of forty-oue children, and a
stepchild also called him father. Hoff nor was
a dwarfed hunchback. He was bom iu Berlin
in 1810, and came to this country in 1848. set
tling iu Reading. Until his death he made a
living by collecting and selling rags and paper.
He was married lint in IK4O. In eight years
his wife lx>n* hiui seventeen children. The first
and second years of their msrrivge sir* gave
birth to twins. For four successive years after
ward she bore triplets. In the seventh year she
gave birth to one child, and died soon after
ward. Of the seventeen children she left, con
sequently, the oldest was only 7 years of age.
Heffner engaged a young woman to look
after his large brood of babies,
and, three mouths hirer, she
became the second Mrs. Heffner. She presented
her husband with two children the first two
years. Five years later she had added ten more
to the family, two at every birth. Then for
tbrre years she added but one a year. Slie died
before another year came round. Of the thirty
two children that Jolm Heffner had be*n prt
sen ted with twelve had died. The twenty that
wen* left, however, did not appear to I** any ob
stacle to a young widow with one child consent
lng to become tho third wife of the jolly little
humpback—for he was igjowu a* one Of the
happiest and most g utal men in Reading, al
though it kept him toiling like a slave to keep
his score of mouths in bread. The tjhirvl Mrs.
Heffner honcwie foe mother of nine children to
her husband in ten wars, and the contentment
and happiness of the couple were proverbial.
<)seday in the fall of IBri> the father of the
forty-one children was crossing the Reading
track aud was run down by a 100 motive and in
stantly killed But for tj.a' sad ending of his
lire it is impossible to estimate what the size of
the little tieddier'a family would eventually have
Ims'o. Him widow a:.d a large number of Ids
children—l believe there are twenty eight of the
forty-two tbl living- live in Raiding. Thev are
*ll thr'.t.g and "latnirl ihls Maooiti "
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Athens, Mich., has an Indian bas; ball team,
but it can’t play much iiail. The untutored sav
age can't get over the notion that over the fence
The rabbits are eating out the ranchers in
Steptoe valley, White Pine county, Nevada. At
niffbt they come in whole armies ami devour tho
A Texas paper reports a case in which an
Austin jury fined a drug clerk SSO and costs,
amounting in all to $77 75, for selling a package
of cigarettes on Sunday.
The sect of “Soul Sleepers." in Jefferson
county, Indiana, have a 10-year-old boy, Pascal
Polder, for preacher. He is said to lead his con
gregation with eloquent earnestness.
Water is so scarce in some parts of Northern
Illinois that rabbits and coons boldly come up
to the farmyard watering trough to get a drink.
Many of these wild animals, by their frequent
visits, appear to have lost all their fear of men.
A nursery carriage furnished like a toy shop
is fitted up for the baby King of Spain, and :s
to serve him on his way to and from the seaside
in Biscay. The King of Spain's traveling nur
sery library is brightly pictorial, and the images
and words are stamped on linen.
Frank Purdy and David Sherman, two Indian
printer boys at the Genoa (Neb.) Indian school,
are trying to raise $250 for a small printing out
fit with w hich to issue a paper from that school,
called the Pipe of Pence. Their subscription is
indorsed by the superintendent of the school.
Hillis Smith, of Niles, Mich., received by ex
press from his brother, Frank E. of East
Oakland Cal., the rib bone of some extinct ani
mal. Tin; size of the animal that wore it may
be guessed at from the fact that the rib is eight
feet in length and three inches in diameter.
A si'ckino colt at Salem, Ore., got separated
from its mother, and, becoming frightened,
started to run hack and forth in a lane. It con
tinued to run until it became entirely exhausted
and fell ou its side. It is reported that after it
lay a mouieut in that position its "eyes popped
entirely out of its head.” It had to be killed.
Georoe M. Pullman, of the Pullman Car Com
pany, proposes to introduce here the system
now in vogue in one or two of the English rail
road lines of storing electricity for the lighting
of the cars from the friction of the car wheels.
He has brought an expert over, who will soon
set to work on a series of experiments at the
shops at Pullman, 111.
The splendid fountains and jets d'eau which
the late King of Bavaria erected at his moun
tain castles are to be demolished, as it costs
£5,000 a year to keep them going—a charge
which the Bavarian civil list cannot afford. The
finest are at Herron Chlemaee, which is proba
bly the most magnificent country seat m Eu
rope, and they are far superior to the famous
fountains at Herreuhausen, near Hanover.
The Berlin Borsen-Courier learns that Em
peror William has informed the jury of the
Berlin Art Exhibition that he does not object to
the subject of Fraulein Ilermine von Preu
schen's striking picture, “Mors Imperator*’—
representing death as upsetting a throne—
which was rejected mainly from considerations
for the feelings of tuc court. It is, therefore,
likely that the much-talked of painting will be
exhibited after all.
A prominent merchant of Tekonsha, Mich.,
suffered a strange aberationof mind Saturday.
From the time he arose until afternoon be knew
absolutely nothing that was transpiring about
him, although around the store and trying to
do business. He could not tell the prices of the
most common articles of merchandise, and
failed to rec ignize people that he Has known- lor
years, declaring that he did not know them. He
has since recovered his normal condition.
Jasper Bryan, a fanner near Marshalltown,
la., went in search of a little pig which was.
missing. He found it in a swamp, where it had
been swallowed by a huge snake. It had ac
tually kicked its feet through the belly of the
snake and was walking about trying to find its
way out of the woods, with its head still inclosed
in the lower part of the snake’s body. The
snake was promptly killed, and found to contain
sixteen rattles. The pig was carried home, and
is doing well.
There is a bulldog iu Norwich, Conn., which,
although muzzled, manages to bite other dogs.
When he gets ready for business he slips his
muzzle off his nose and casts it round near his
ears and goes iu. and when the conflict is over
he slips it back with bis paw, replaces his nose
in the loop, and trots along so demurely that no
one would dream that he ever had a cunning
thought iu his cranium. Since his trick has
been discovered he has felt a harder pressure on
his nose, and he travels now like a dog that does
not think “life is worth living.”
There are now cables on almost every sea and
ocean bed, the total length of wire laid being
nearly 113,000 nautical miles. There are uine
cables connecting Europe with America, the
first that was laid dating from 1853. So great,
also, has the advance been in the operative as
pect of cable telegraphy that practically no
more difficulty is felt in repairing submarine
lines than in attending to defects in those on
land. It is seldom any serious derangement of
the telegraphic system takes place. When it
does, it is ot comparatively brief duration.
A dreadful story is told of a Chilian of Los
Andes. He had a grudge against a neighbor,
and, when the small-pox recently appeared in
the province, he obtained a number of dried
pustules and put them inside a plug of tobacco,
which he placed where the people he hatod
were likely to see it. The neighbors found it,
made cigarettes from it, and smoked them.
A few days afterword small pox broke out in
the house.yuid with such virulence that no one
of the family escaped. The fiend was attacked
with the disease a tew days afterward and died,
after confessing his crime.
At the meeting of the National Association
for the Promotion of Iloliuess, held in Pitmen
Grove, Pa., the other day. Dr. William Mc-
Donald said: “I tell you that no one who uses
tobacco can be entirely sanctified.” “Say! say!’’
shouted several clergymen, “that’s going a little
too far, for some of our best ministers use the
article.” “What I have said I have said.” re
plied Mr. McDonald. “No man can lie entirely
saved uud use tobacco.” “You’re a liar! '
angrily shouted a well known man in the audi
ence. The man, who is said to be an influential
Christian, immediately left the auditorium.
A half-grown chicken in Richmond. Mo., got
into an altercation with a grass snake 18 inches
long. The chicken pecked away at the snake
furiously for a few moments, and then gather
ing the head of his snakeship in his mouth
essayed to swallow tiim whole. But the snake
was not quite ready to perform the Jouah act
and obstinately refused to go down. Finding
he could not swallow the snake, which bad
tightly curled its tall around his bill, the chicken
managed to throw it up, when, after pecking at
it a few more times, he made a second and suc
cessful effort, and his snakeship disappeared
down the chicken’s throat.
Two drovers in Southwestern Missouri dis
covered a huge snake, yellow and spotted, coiled
into a lump the size of a bushel basket. Its
head was raised, and a long, forked tongue
rapidly shot forth, while its tail, in air, rapidly
vibrated, giving forth an ominous and well
known racket troin more than twenty rattles.
They began at a given signal to rain heavy
blows upon the snake, which relied up into
twice its original bulk, writhing and rattling
under the stinging whacks from the two sturdy
cattlemen, it was killed, and found to be near
ly ten feet in length. Along its back was a
scarp ridge, bearing long hairs like a hog's
bristles, strung at short intervals along tho en
tire length of the snake.
Mrs. Clarissa Sidener, a colored woman,
died in Adanistown, Ky., aged 118
years. She was a remarkably well preserved
woman, being able to do her own washing and
make her own clothes up to lost Christinas. She
bad her second sight for many years before her
death, and all her teeth, except four, wore per
fectly sound. She was married when 25 years
old, an l was the mother of nine children. Her
oldest living child Is now 74 years old. She was
the grandmother of forty-four children, tho
great-grandmother of seventy-two, and great
great-grandmother of twenty-seven. She wus a
member of the Methodist Episcopal C'hmch for
ninety-five years, and for a few weeks before
her death prayed continuously that the Lord
would take her. as she was ready to go.
The Cleveland (O.) Lender reports another
attempt to awoken general interest in the pres
ervation ‘of ex-Presldent Harrison’s t< mb at
North Bend, 0., by a pooular pilgrimage there
•id the anniversary of tho battle o. the Thames,
Oct. 5. “It is a good idea,” the Leader savs,
“and one we hope will be carried out. If the
people of tills Stale could b ■ prevailed upon to
visit the spot whore ex-l’residen Harrison's re
mains lie inferred, ands -e w hut a lonesome and
cheerless looking plage it, Is. and how little be
coming the remembrance of tho old hero who
lies there, we are sure it would result in a unani
mous demand that something he immediately
done by the State to appropriately mark the I art
rusting place of a nob.e-nearted patriot. In IH'ii
the Legislature was naked f:r .in appropriation
of slo,Mli) to repair tho tomb and erect a shaft
It passed one House, hut was killed in the otln
Now a request is to be made to Congress f.
grant of jl(l,000 to keep the tomb In order. -•*
m-eseoi.lt, is.to s serrv 'MeliUss.” ,
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