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SMILE WHENEVER YOU CAN.
From the Somerville Journal.
When tilings don't go to Buit you
And the world seems upside down.
Don't waste your time iu fretting.
But drive away that frown;
Binoe life is oft perplexing,
'Ti* much the wisest plan
To bear al. trials bravely,
And smile w hene'er you can.
Why should you dread the morrow
And thus despoil to-day r
For when you tiorroiv trouble
You always have to pay.
It is a good old maxim.
Which often should bo prepehed—.
Don't cross the bridge before you
Until the bridge is reached.
You might he spared much sighing
If you would Keep iu mind
Th.t thought that good mul evil
Are alv. ays well combined.
There must lie something wanting.
And though you roll in wealth
You may miss from your casket
Tnat precious jewel —hcarh.
And though you're strong and sturdy
You may have an empty purse
(And earth has many trials
Which I consider worse);
But whether joy or sorrow
Fill up your mortal span,
’Twill make your pathway brighter
To smile whene'er you can.
EVOLUTIONS OF CITY LIFE.
1 Young Man from Charleston As
tonishes Some New York Club Mpn.
From the New York Evening Sun.
An event occurred in one of the swell
elubs, on Fifth avenue, the other evening,
that for the time biting created the liveliest
kind of ripple in the social swim. The rooms
were fairly filled with the young gentlemen
who enjoy late suppers, think it the correct
thing to be on hand at first-night perform
ances in the theatres, and do the athletic
business in its various forms. As several of
the crack boxers were present, some ouo
suggested a friendly bout or two, and
a dozen or more of the gallants were pres
ently uj the regulation ring attiro. One of
them is well known as a famous beau, but
he is unfortunately possessed of the idea that,
because he is the amateur champion ot' fisti
cuffs in his club he must perforce be the
ruler of that particular roost. In the con
tests that followed, this notion was further
emphasized by his quick extinguishment of
three of the biggest of the' young; fellows
pitted against lnni, and, like Alexander,, he'
panted for other heads to batter.
Flushed with his success;, and. possibiy
with a trifle of wine, the champion began
to boast that he could whip, any man, in. the
house, whereupon a member whoi had. just
sauntered in from the billiard, room quietly
remarked, “I'll wager you at. thousand you
can’t whip a friend of mints who) happens: to
be at this moment a guesfcoU flhe club and.
is playing a game of hiUuurtaimtUe: next
The bet was promptly rattan’,, and’ the
young man disappeared to apprise his guest
what was expected of him. The latter after
a while entered the parlor smoking a ciga
rette, but no one suspected that the hand
somely dressed little fellow, weighing prob
ably less than 125 pounds, was more than
what he seemed to be, a mere looker-on in
the halls of fashion. Nor was he himself
aware of all the conditions. When they
were made known, therefore, he positively
declined to box unless the bet was called off,
and then only in a thoroughly gentlemanly
manner for “points.” fie said ho was a
total stranger there, and would naturally
have no sympathy from a crowd who would
of course want their man to win.
The buzzing questions ran around: “Who
is he? Where does he come from?'’ He was
then introduced as Mr. B of South Caro
lina, graduate of Harvard, class of ’BO. It
was not without persuasion that he permit
ted the 'boys to remove his coat, waistcoat
and shirt, leaving him in his silk undershirt
and drawers. Stripped he presented a fine
specimen of manhood. He was compactly
built, straight as an Indian, and without an
ounce ofspare flesh upon him, while the
muscles ,of his arms and chest played like
those of a'Kentucky thoroughbred.
When the two men faced each other the
contrast was almost ridiculously striking.
Jle home’lads thought they had a good
thing. The club man was at least forty
pounds heavier, and three inches taller,
and there was the old bulldog expression
on'hitt face which ho always had carried to
victory. On the other ‘hand “the little
chap,’Vaa'they, called him, wore an habitual
smile. 'Time was called in the parlor facing
on Fifth;avenue,>the two gentlemen shook
handstand the collegian said, “Now mind,
Mr. hard hitting; we are to spar
just three rounds, and for points only.”
The champion, however, had his reputa
tion to sustain, and evidently didn’t intend
to spar for points. He went right in to knock
the little fellow out. His first rush was fero
cious, butdthe young Carolinian, stepping
lightly to one side, delivered two light taps
on the cheek of his antagonist, thus count
ing two points. It was irritating, but it
couldn’t be helped. Again and again the
club man rained his sledge hammer blows,
only to have them parried with the utmost
ri. When time was called the score stood
to naught in favor of the collegian. The
non-partisan members gathered around to
congratulate him on his wonderful skill, for
he had not received a blow.
In the second rounif they came to the
scratch, one -mad and the other with the
same old smile on his face, coolly buttoning
his glove. Before position was fairly as
sumed. however, the club man seemed to
lose all control of; himself, and making a
sudden movement, struck the young Caro-
Wbmui full in the face with a cruel blow that
* early knocked him off his feet. An angry
tire now flashed in the Southerner's eyos.
He saw that the other meant serious busi
ness. When the big fellow again reached
out to repoat the dose, quick as
a fla.-h the blow was jiarriod. A body
seemed to fairly leap forward. A left arm
flew out like a rocket, and the champion
club man was knocked down so hard that
for fully two hours the doctor who was
hastily summoned found it difficult to re
store consciousness. It was the only hard
blow the young fellow had struck, but ho
was mad now and meant it to hurt.
When the excitement was ovor he apolo
gized to the managers of the club. They
said that he had acted just right, and could
“take the bakery.” His opponent is still
weary and confined to his house as the re
sult of the sudden concussion lietween his
head and the floor. Mr. B. left for his home
in Charleston on Tuesday night.
Moral.—lt won't do to underrate a
Qultcti Family Party.
From the Providence Journal.
A good theatrical story Is of an incident
which happened two or three years since, but
which always appealed particularly to my sense
of the ludicrous. Mrs. X. has not only achieved
a considerable success upon the boards, but also
In the T'ivnrce Courts, as In the latter she has
been able to disembarrass herself of no less than
two husbands. When a woman has lost two
halves she might lie snppowHl to lie reduced to
nullity, but Mrs. X. is stfll a substantial verity In
both mind and liody. She was turning, one
windy day In March, that bleak and hitter
corner of winter street, famous for the mot of
the lute Tom Appleton, put in the form of a
wish that a shorn lamb might lie tethered there
to induce Providenoe to temper the wind.
Mr*. X. la far too substantial to blow awnv,
but the March blast did rear off her hat and
veil, which wpnt eddying down Tremont street
in the moat tantalizing fashion. Two gentle
men, coming from opposite directions, gave
chase to the truant headgear, and in a moment
they approached the doorway where Mrs. X.
had taken refuge, bearing her recovered prop
‘•Why, Jamai," she said, as alia received her
the bearer as once herhus
brtnd. *is this you? Thank you \nd-thl* is a
hand'of i ir W" **!" And frem thS
hand of her other ex-husband she received her
JS, t'w'Jflf "jth the utmost vivacity of manner:
down ", ram U -v P""-y. ' it> Let’s all go
oM UmAs "’ ker * and hav a b'deb and talk over
a husband on either
stmt down Tremont
not record!)^ 1 hey r, ' a y lunche< ’ Aether is
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T *"' stairway is an easy and pleasant one with two platform landings, an l lighted by stained glass window 1 . The space between the ceiling of second story and the roof is
well ventilated; although not cu-ge enough for bed-rooms, it n a cosgxid storage room. Cellar under the hall and 1 i';chen enclosed by brick walls; the rest of the house is set on
brica piers. Tuis was designed for a sea .idc cottage. We will lurn.sb specifications calling for walls under the whoie house, if this is desired. An entrance to the cellar from the
outside is provided.
The above design was furnished ti for publication by the Co-Opfrattvo Buildii g Plan Association, p large firm of Architects doing business at 191 Broadway, New York,
who make a specialty <>l conntiy and ulmrban work, being able to tarnish the drawings and specifications for more than three hundred different designs, mostly of low
and moderate cost. They invito correspondence from all intending builders, however distant. They will send their latest publication (called Slioppcll's Modern'Houses No. 5)
containing more than fifty designs, o:t receipt of sl.
LOVE BY PROXY
Which Was More Successful Than In
From the Brooklyn Eagle.
Justice Rhinohart was called upon to de
cide a nice point of law. It involves the
question as to the fees, if any, to which a
matrimonial broker is entitled. Young
Samuel Coleman, a Hebrew picture frame
dealer, of S4B Grand street, has brought
suit against Charles Frank, a Hebrew tailor,
of 204 Keup street, near South First street,
for sll 10, claimed to be due him. Mr.
Henry B. 1 a vis represented the defendant
tnd i’. H. \an Buren the plaintiff. The
latter’s bill was for $0 50 for a mirror and
sti loaued, but $4 having been paid the
amount due was only sll 50. The reply of
Mr. Coleman, who is a shrewd man of
family, aged about 40 years, appeared in the
form of a counter claim for s2l i 75. Of
this sunt $3 75 was for pressing trousers
and a spring overcoat for the defendant, s.'!
for part of two dnys work performed for
the defendant and s2l for making twenty
oue tripis to New York in the interest of
Mr. Coleman. The items of the bill looked
Tho following letter was put in evidence:
Brooklyn, May 81, ISB7.
Mr. S. Coleman:
Dear Sin—lnclose you will find Item of hill
which you owe nte nn i you will see thereby that
vou arc iu my debt for the four errands t i New
Ynrtc,w Inch I only charge you $0 for. 1 would not
I ave doue it for auvbody else for less than sls.
1 considered you paid long ago. Yours truly,
Thire was fun when Mr. Frank took the
stand. He explained, with the aid of Mr.
Pa vis, the nature of the business transacted
in New York. He admitted that he was
wlmt was known among the Polish Hebrews
as if ‘shadkin,” or matrimonial broker. Mr.
Coleman, who is a bashful man of 22 years,
was so wedded to his business eighteen
months ago that he hail not timo to attend
to tho small matter of getting a wife, so lie
engaged the defendant to “slcidkin” a girl
for him. He agreed to pay tho usual fees,
which are a certain sum in hand, i-x|ienscs
and 10 per cent, of tho marriage portion.
In the case of a woman Mr. Frank explained
that he got cash down. Mr. Frank, it will
lie seen, was interested in securing for the
young man a girl with os largo a marriage
portion as possible. His client did
not restrict him as to age or style of
beauty, but told hint to keep nn eye oil
the main point—tho money. Frank entered
upon his task with enthusiasm and made
frequent trips to Baxter street, with the ob
ject of capturing one of tho rich belies there.
He inquired around among his many
friends, and at last obtained an introduction
to Mis* Kate Wolf, of 50 Baxter street. He
presented in the most, suave and glowing
terms the business enterprise ami bright
prospects of his young protege Coleman,
and so impressed was the young woman
that she reluctantly admitted that she had
$2,000 in cold cash which would materially
aid in starting her husband, who ever he
might be In life. Mr. Frank chuckled in
wardly os he figured out his own portion of
the amount, S2OO. When the young man
was informed of the splendid lisli he was to
bait for ho sold that he would leave every
thing in HhadkinL hand. Mr. Frank
lookel at tne form and make
up of his man and thought that a tailor
might improve his appearance. He accord-
Iml| ** ij (liipfl I l NEWS: SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 1887—TWELVE PAGES.
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ingly pressed Sir. Coleman's trousoi-s anrl
spring overcoat, and both started two days
later for Baxter street, f4*>w York, whore
they were kindly rec eived hy Miss Wolf. The
lady was cold toward Coleman, and Before
he visited her again Mr. Frank made a pri
vate cal! and went into ecstacieii over Cole
man. The latter paid another visit and
called on her from time to time. When
alone he made hut pool - progress, so the
shadkin escorted him thirty times, and
when things were not progressing to his sat
isfaction he made private visits alone ut his
client's suggestion, and straightened out
matters. Two weeks ago the girl tired of
Coleman because, as Mr. Frank testified,
his protege could not kiss her as
she would like to lie kissed, his
mouth being so large. Hhe said that she
want vl a man whoso mouth was sufficiently
small to proper!v concentrate the kiss. The
eloquence of the shadkin was not able to
overcome the lady’s objection, and he gave
uuthe task. While the negotiations were
progressing Mr. Coleman gave Frank the
mirror on account and advanced bint $2.
Frank said that for the twenty-one visits to
.Yew York lie charged $2l, and $1 50 each
for New Year’s and Christmas day calls on
the lady on business. The other thirty days
that Coleman was with him he did not
charge for as his protege defrayed ail ex
penses and they were holidays. He would
have charged any other man a good deal
more for his service*. Coleman made a gen
eral denial of having engaged Frank, bur he
admitted the negotiations and his final re
jection by Miss Wolf. Frank’s testimony
was corroborated by two witnesses. The
magistrate reserved his decision.
HAGGARD, THE NOVELIST.
His Brother’s Defense of Him- Hia Lifo
A dispatch from New York to the Mis
souri liepublicnn says: In a letter replyiug
to sonio critic ism in a local paiier, Capt.
Haggaid, of the King's Own Borders,
writing from Meerut on April 14, gives the
following interesting details of Ms brothers
experience in South Africa; Young as he
is, still no man knows moreof South Africa,
its geography and politics than Kider Hag
gard. He went out there when only a boy
of 18 or 1!) as a private secretary to Sir
llenry Bulwer, then Govornor of Natal.
Afterward he filled some sirnilur position
with Ills justly reverend friend, Sir
Theophilus Shcpstone, whom he ac
companied on his missions to the Trans
vaal. lie it was that read aloud in the
Boors Yolksniad the proclamation declaring
that the Transvaal was henceforth to be
come British territory, quelling t he angry
murmurs of the assembled dissentients by
Jumping on the table and shouting: “Three
cheers for the Queen,” in which ho was
joined by those members, not a few, who
earnestly wished for British rule. His, too,
was the hand which Hint hoisted the union
jack in I’raetoria, that union jack after
ward so sadly buried in a eoftin by the few
remaining Englishmen in 1 raetoria, men
whose hearts were broken by that disgrace
ful convention by which Englishmen have
forever forfeited their honor In South Africa
and which hat made the very name of Eng
lishmen a synonymous br.u among the
Boers for all that is weak and cowardly,
I site r on, as adjutant of a regiment of
volunteer horse, ho had ample opportunities
of gaining-new experiences. And again as
I‘ E RSPECTIVE VIE W,
DESCRIPTION OP DESIGN.
Size of Structure—Front, 32 feet G
inches. Side, 30 f e C indies.
Size of Rooms—See floor plans.
Height ok Stories—Cellar, 7 feet; First
Story, 9 feet; Second Story, S feet <> inches.
Materials Foundation, brick; First
Story, clapboards; Second Story, clap
boards; H of. shingles.
Cost— ¥2,o()o to $3,00(1 all complete, ex
cept kitchen range.
Special Features.—Toilet and water
clodt t on the ground floor, bata and wash
basin on the second floor.
It will be noticed that all this plumbiug
is kept out of the’-ra n part of the house,
yet it could not W located more conve
niently. It is completely out of the way
and out of notice on the ground floor, s
the small side-hall must first be entered
till ' u ,U a floor.
Too kitchen also, and the cellar-stairway
are entered from thin side hall, separating
them thoroughly from the living rooms.
All the plumbing is in direct lines.
The intention is to use curtains only be
tween hail and parlor and between parlor
The flue for the parlor flro-plaee is con
nected with the kitchen and* dining-room
chimney by a galvanized iron pipe, saving
tlie expense of carrying up and topping out
another el ininey.
a settler in Natal, where he still owns
property, be learned yet more of the beau
ties of South Africa, of its capabilities and
resources and of the idiosyncracies of its
various races. However, I think I have
said enough to show that for him South
Africa was no “strange country,” requiring
reference to books for information to be
an d second-hand to others.
With reference to the remark that now
Mr. Rider Haggard is in Egypt collecting
materials for anew romance, I may state
that he lias long been an ardent Egyptolo
gist. and there is, therefore, no coincidence
at all that now he has at last got the long
wishod-for opportunity ho should have fol
lowed the examples of many other sensible
pel-sons mid gone-to visit the wonders of
that ancient and interesting country.
808 BEN’S BONANZA.
Something Better Than Silver or Gold,
Lead, Diamonds, or Copper.
From the Xew York Suit.
Socorro, N. M., June 13. —The great
need in this country is water. “If I had
water,” someone is heard frequently to say,
“I could make a million ” The artesian
well craze is on, and in many localities
parties are boring thousands of feet in the
hope of striking something that will pay
better than gold.
Bob Ben is ate t’er here who does not say
much, but who keeps his eyes open the
greater part of the time. He i-f not undid v
ambltioui, and yet he aspires to we* th,
nil 1 it looks now' ns though ho had reai-in u
the highway leading thereto. Up. in the
Socorro Mountains is an old mine shaft,
abandoned long ago. Bob Ben kiuw
about it, as every othe” old-timer did.
He has lieen in the habit of visiting it
occasionally, ns most of his acquaintances
have also. “ You.can’t help snooping around
an old mine,” a veteran prospector said the
other day. “You may know that some
body has denned up the last ounce of ore,
or tbut thon- never was any there, but
you’re bound to feci as though there might
tie some that had been overlooked.” Inis
was the spirit that actuated Bob Ben when
he paid his visits to the old Kohinson shatt
la the Socorro range,
A few day* a; O t le people l-i this region
were surprised to hear that Bob had
“1 oca tod" the shaft and lfiO acres of land
lying all around it. When he was askod
concerned the rumor hr admitted the truth,
but would give no explanation of his inten
"What have you struck?” he was asked.
"Oh, nothing much,” he would say.
“Better nor that.”
"Lad, by thunder?”
“No; net lead.”
“Well, then, diamonds and copper?”
“No: you can’t guess,” Bob would say as
he walked off. The next day the old fellow
had a cabin up, and announced his intention
of living on nis claim and going into the
fruit and vegetable lino. Everybody said
he was a crank, mid one friend sent a doctor
oat to hoc him, thinking ho might bo touched.
To this professional gent leman Bob told his
“You see, mistor, this here shaft lias hud
water in it for yews. Everybody knew
and hat as well as I did. At first I used to cuss
the water like the other fellows did, because
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I war te l to go down the shaft and see :'f
any metal had sprouted there since the
crowd left. After a while it r ecu "red to me
that the water might come Iron) some
wjerc, and that as the country would be
rich it it could get water, perhaps I’d better
look inti the thing a little. I found at one
time that the shaft had 150 feet of water n
it, and that at another it had only
100 feet. Then again it had 150
fret The very bottom of the shaft
is higher than the country around
about. So, thinks I, if I can tunnel through
to the bottom of that shaft I’ll strike a
water bonanza, and I did. I’ve pot it
plugged here. I’ve let tho water out once
or twice and it has filled up again. All that
this h-'re land needs is plenty of water and
it will be as good ns any in the country.
I'm going to farm for a and some
day, if the writer don't pi to Tut on me, 111
sell this place for more than a mine on the
Comstock would bring.
The Doctor and others who have visited
the place since agree that Lob Ben has a
bonanza, and it is now a matter of wonder
that nobody ever thought of his scheme be
After a heavy shower in Washington last
week the gutters and low places were cov
ered with a deposit of tine yellow powder.
Prof. Ward pronounced it vegetable pollen,
which came from the pine trees of the dis
trict. It was very light, and was carried
into the upper reguns and washed out by the
rain. ITol. Ward said: “It is the male ele
ment of the pine trees, which usually shod
their pollen at this season. It consists of
minute grains, like yellow dust; but, sub
jected to the microscope, the grains have
different shapes, which differ with the
varieties of pine. It is common wherever
pine trees exist.”
A Lemon Drink.
Fifty dollar per bottle. Sold
Mozi.ey, M. D., Atlanta,
For constipation take
For indigestion and foul stomach tako
For sick and nervous headaches tako Lem
For sleeplessness and nervoushess tako
For loss of appetite and debility take
For fevers, chills and malaria, take Lemon
Elixir, all of which diseases arise from a tor
pid or diseased liver.
A Prominent Minister Writes.
After ton years of great suffering from
indigestion, with great nervous prostration,
biliousness, disordered kidneys and constipa
tion, I have been cured by four bottles of Dr.
MozleyV Jsunon Elixir; and am now a well
man. Rev. O. C. Davis, Eld. M. E. Church
South, No. 28 Tattnall street, Atlanta, Oa.
An undertaker in Jersey City, who bad at
tended to some preliminaries in bis line for the
wife of a street ear-driver who died a few day*
ego, informed the family on the eve of the day
set for tho funeral that be would have to have
so much money down, on account of his bill,
und. upon l>elng wfusnd. took the corpse out of
the ice .box ami left the house
KILLING A PST ELEPHANT.
He Twined His Trunk Affectionately
Round His Keeper and Died.
A Boston dispatch to tne New York
World says: Bijou, the great pet elephant
who has for two years been on exhibition in
the World’s Museum on Washington street
and previously was a resident of the Central
Park menagerie in New York, was given
poison last night. This animal is the oldest
and had been in captivity longer than any
elephant ever on exhibition. Bijou has
been in this country for sixty years, and
while he is known to be 75 years old the
i robabilities are that he was lx>rn nearly
100 years ago. Recently ho had suffered
greatly from old age, and his efforts to
stand up and receive cakes and candies from
visitors at the museum as he used to were
painful in the extreme. In the last tw >
weeks his massive legs refused to support
the weight of his huge body, and his at
tempts to respond to the call of his old
trainer were very affecting. He would trv
to raise himself on his kneesand then, rca 'h
ing his trunk towards his keeper, the huge
beast would settle back and moan.
The old elephant had also lost his appetite
and was growing thin. He found it hard
to sleep, and lay awake nights groaning
and in such evident pain that it was decided
to kill him. A box of chocolate drops satu
rated with a powerful poison was given Bi
jou after the museum closed last night, and
in forty-five minutes the beast twined his
trunk affectionately around his keeper and
died. Bijou’s body will be buried in an under
ground air-tight vat until decomposition is
complete. This will require some nine
months, after which the bones will be sep
arated, bleached and then prepared, and in
another month the skeleton will be placed
on exhibition at the World’s Museum.
Bijou was ail African elephant. Sixty
years ago he came to this country, since
which time he had traveled with nearly
every circus on the road. Twenty times, it
is said, his ownership changed hands, and
with each stranded show poor Bijou would
get anew master. When a youngster he
was owned by a London tavern keeper who
exhibited him with a pair of immense goril
las in his tavern, and from there he drifted
across the Continent. When but an infant
Prince Albert of England rode him and
made him a pet, but his after life was not
In 18-tO he visited Germany with a prom
inent showman and tramped back and forth
throughout the world until 187.’! and 1874,
when he was an attraction in the Great
Eastern circus. Then O. P. Older, a well
known circusman, purchased him, and
later Bob Frier, an equestrian with Bar
num’s circus, broke him to tricks.
Bijou then went to California, and at last
drifted back to New York. On the way
home, in crossing a bridge Bijou refused,
after trying the planking, to make the pass
age. His keepers, it is claimed, goaded him
on, he took a*few more steps and plunged
through the rotten boards, spraining his
ankle, and since then he has never been him
While in the Central Park menagerie in
New York the agent of the World's Mu
seum bought him. That was two■yeansago,
and until within three weeks Bijou was
never off his feet, even to lie down. He was
considered one of the best trick elephants
in the country. He played five tunes on the
harp, played the harmonica, stood on his
heart and did the housekeeping business for
the circus with all the intelligence of his na
ture. During his sickness he liar; been fed
largely on fruit, and a day’s allowance in
cluded two dozen oranges, twelve loaves of
bread; 150 pounds of hay, half a bushel of
grain and a bucket of shorts.
Bijou was valued at $3,000 and was
probably better known throughout this
country than any elephant ever on exhibi
TWO CASKETS FOR SIO,OOO.
3trange and Costly Burial Cases for a
From the Boston Herald.
A reporter ran across a curious item the
other day which, while it may read like an
Arabian Nights’ tale, is known to be true in
every respect by a dozen people within a
short distance of Boston. A gentleman
whose word is to be implicitly relied upon,
and whose statements have subsequently
been confirmed by other investigations, said
to the writer:
“I’ll tell you something worth printing,
but you must not use names nor mention
localities, as the entire matter is being kept
a great secret . A year ago last April a firm of
manufacturing undertakers in this vicinity
were given the most extraordinary commis
sion which they had ever received. They
were told to make two mahogany caskets of
a particular design, to be above the usual
size, and in many parts fully six inches in
thickness. They were cautioned notjto sav a
word to any one about what thev were doing,
as their customer dreaded publicity in the
matter. The caskets were made ns ordered,
it required S7OO worth of mahogany to com
plete them, as only the best wood and planks
wide enough to make each side consist of
one piece would answer. When they were
ready to be shipped from the factory a pho
tograph was taken, and an inkling of the
affair got out in this wav. I know that re
porters of almost every Boston paper tried
to get a look at them, or learn for whom
t hey had been made, but without avail.
They were taken from the factory in two
two-horse wagons, each one making a heavy
load for a pair of horse ; to draw. Outride
oases of the same material were also provided
at great expense. The owner of the caskets
hacl them taken to his estate and placed in
a building which he had erected on purpose
to receive them. In that building two of
the iie-.t wood carvers to be obtained have
worked on these caskets steadily for the
lst fourteen months, and they have no
where near finished the first one. They
were carving into the mahogany the most
wonderful and intricate designs which von
could imagine, all from sketches furnished
by eminent artists. There is a spider in the
centre of a web, so delicate that one’s
breath would almost seem to move it;
ikulls, from which life-like serjients are
crawling; owls, hour-glasses and a hun
dred other things with symbolic mean
ings. At tiie rate the car vers arc progress
ing it will take several years to finish their
work, and when it is done it will be the
mo3t marvellous thing of the kind in the
world, I’ll venture to say. I should think
SIO,OOO would lie a low figure for both cas
kets. The insides will contain silken ham
mocks in which tho bodies will lie, and
many other strange and unique embellish
ments. The gentleman who is having tho
caskets made has purchased an entire knoll
)n one of the moat beautiful of our ceme
t -ries. and, it is said, will cxj>cnd $1:15,000
upon the tomb in which they are ultimately
to ba placed.”
“And who is this eccentric individual !"
queried tho reporter.
“He is a gentleman connected with the
medical profession, hnving an office in Bos
ton. His wife, who takes, if possible, more
interest in the caskets than himself, it said
to be the granddaughter of*a baron, and is
reputed very rich in her own right. Their
residence is irf one of the towns reached
from the northern depots. Now that is all
you are to know. Print what I have dis
closed, if you like, but for goodness sake
don't say who told you.”
A Philadelphia Saloon-Keepor Has a
A saloon-keeper named Terrence J.
Lynch, at the southeast comer of Eleventh
and Locust streets, some weeks ago was
asked to take a ticket In the May drawing
of the Louisiana State Lottery, and was
knocked aback by tho information that
ticket No. 15,766, of which he held one-tenth,
lmd drawn the Capital Prize of $150,000.
His draft for the nionoy was placed in the
hands of the Third National Bank of Phila
delphia and was promptly paid. This is the
third Capita! Prize of $150,000, fractions of
which have been paid within the past three
months in Philadelphia.— Philadelphia
Telegraph, May 28.
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