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&VTURDAY. SEPTKMIJKR 10, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meeting* Pionet'r Brick Com pan >.
Special Notices- Steamer Nicholas; Chat
ham Real Estate Improvement Cos.; As to Crew
of Br, Steamship Amaryllis.
Cheap Column Aovebtisehents— Help Want
ed: Employment Wanted: For Rent; For Sale;
Personal; Lost; Miscellaneous.
Educational —Emory College, Oxford, Oa.
Steamship (Schedule— Ocean Steamship Cos.
Auction Sale —Household and Kitchen Furni
ture, R. R. Kennedy.
The schedule of Ives’ individual liabilities
and assets shows that the young man spent
in a few months, in the pursuit of his own
pleasure and eomiort, no less than $P7,450.
He bought a fine steam yacht, carriages,
etc. Perhaps to his extravagance in this
direction, with other jieople’s money, he was
indebted for a large part of the confidence
in him that enabled him to fail for $17,-
The Democratic candidate for Governor
of Ohio, Thomas E. Powell, has made his
opening campaign speech, and its tone
would indicate that ho is willing to accept
the bloody shirt and protection issues which
Foraker has put forward. Mr. Powell ought
to win, even in Republican Ohio, when on
issues like these he can ap(>eal to all that is
good and honest in his hearers, and his op
ponent only to their baser passions.
The Prohibition party is founded on the
idea that the use of intoxicants is the
greatest of curses to humanity, and that
tfce question of prohibiting the sale of
liquors overshadows all others in polities.
This being true, it is strange that the party
in Massachusetts has again made the un
popular woman-suffrage resolution a part
of its platform. The crank badge the Mas
sachusetts Prohibitionists wear is appropri
The great failure of E. S. Wheeler,
of New Haven, was precipitated by the ac
tion of Mr. Welch, his father-in-law, presi
dent of the First National Bank, who threw
out his paper. Mr. Welch, who is very
wealthy, it is said, will, in his private capac
ity, aid Wheeler to got on his feet again,
but he refused to allow the bank to take
risks. Such faithfulness to an official trust
is refreshing, coming after the recent dis
closures in Wall street.
The accidents which occurred during the
oneut manoeuvres of the British fleet have
caused a certain class of the English news
papers to declare that as a m *ans of defense
the fleet is practically useless, on account of
the liability to accident of the great iron
clads. They should remember that all the
navies of the world arc now of the same
kind, and perhaps no safer. At any rate, it
is hard to see to what other means of naval
defense the British, or any other nation,
The desperate recklessness developed in
tnsn by a long course of crime was well
illustrated in New York Wednesday. A
notorious convict, named Barry, was cor
nered by several policemen on the roof of a
tall tenement house, and. rather than be
captured, deliberately sprang off. The
officers expected to find his body crushed on
Ijhe sidewalk, but in his fall the man was
caught by a fire escape projecting from the
fifth story, and though rendered almost in
sensible and badly hurt by his fall will re
Reports from the Connecticut river val
ley, where the gathering of tobacco is about
completed, show that the crop is at least 15
per cent, short of that of last year. The to
bacco raised in that region is largely used
for cigar wrappers. This shortage, in con
nection with the much larger reduction re
ported in the Southern States, would seem
to indicate that the recent advance in the
price of tobacco will be maintained. It will
also probably lead to increased importations
from Cuba and Sumatra of leaf suitable for
wrappers, of which this country seems never
to produce an adequate supply.
Few people nowadays, if asked who was
the first Governor of Illinois, would answer
Patrick Henry. Yet this is the case. An
act was passed by the authorities of Vir
ginia, in October, 1778, creating the couuty
of Illinois (in the State of Virginia), which
embraced the territory now forming the
States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
and Wisconsin, making probably the largest
county ever organized, exceeding the whole
of Great Britain and Ireland; and thus the
great orator of the American revolution,
Patrick Henry, then Governor of Virginia,
became the first Governor of Illinois,
An Atlanta disjiatch to the New York
World pretends to give away the secret of
how Mr. G. IC. Woodward secured such an
expensive outfit to print anew journal in
Atlanta. It is that the money was put lip
by the anti-Prohibitionists, who felt the
necessity for an organ during the fierce
camjvaign which has been inaugurated to
secure the rejieal of the law adopted two
years ago. The same dispatch tells of the
lilan in regard to the negroes, which the
anti-prohibitionists have adopted, which
amounts to an endeavor on
their part to enlist colored
recruits by putting prominent men of that
race in charge, in large measure, of the
campaign. Emphasis is also laid on the
fact that alleged promises of the Prohibi
tionists to put negroes on the polion force
have not been fulfill -d. The mea whb are
engineering this movement will probably
And Indore they are through that a daily
ncws|*per is a very cormorant in the way
of swallowing up money, and tliey may find,
too, in mute of success, that their negro al
lies will make emlmrraasing claims which
they uauuul uousisteutly deny.
Republican Tactics Exposed.
The Republican organs show a great deal
more interest in Mr. Thebe's contest for Mr.
Carlisle’s seat in Congress than Mr. Carlisle
does. Some of them pretend to think that
because Mr. Carlisle has taken no testimony
in the case he intends either to defeat the
contestant by a technicality or expects that
the Democratic majority will award the
seat to him whether lie lias light on his side
or not. The New York Tribune, for in
stance, says that Mr. Carlisle will probably
'feel compelled to ask from his party an ex
tension of time for taking testimony, and
insinuates that he will lie forced to make the
humiliating confession that he either con
temptuously or ignorantly disregarded the
laws for taking testimony, which Mr. Thobe,
a plain workingman, so scrupulously ob
Mr. Carlisle's reputation for honesty and
square dealing is too well established to
afford any foundation for the insinuations
and inferences in which the Tribune in
dulges. If it does not appear that he was
elected by a clear and unmistakable ma
jority, ho will not nsk that the contest lie
decided in his favor. He will resort neither
to technicalities nor delays when the time
comes for considering the contest. All that
Mr. Thobe will have to do in order to get.
the seat will lie to prove that he has a clear
right to it. Mr. Carlisle did not take any
testimony for the reason, doubtless, that lie
did not think it, was necessary to do so. The
fact that he did not is not an. indication, as
the Republican organs would have the coun
try believe, that he has a weak case, but
rather that he has a strong one. His course
shows that he is confident that Mr. Thobe
cannot prove his claim, and the result of the
contest will doubtless show that he had the
best of reasons for his confidence. Mr
Thobe took testimony because he is the
claimant, and it is necessary for him to
have something to sup|x>rt his claim lieyond
bis mere assertion that he was elected.
No one doubts that Mr. Carlisle’s district
is Democratic by a very large majority. On
a full vote the majority is over 5,000. It
gave Mr. Cleveland 5,000 majority over Mr.
Blaine, and in the late State election the
majority for the Democratic candidate for
Governor was a little larger. In IRS 4, when
the Republicans ran a candidate for Con
grass, Mr. Carlisle’s majority was about
0,000. In the off years—that is, the years
when there is neither a State nor a national
ticket—the majority is smaller, and when
Mr* Carlisle has had no opposition in off
years his vote has been less than his major
ity in an exciting contest.
Last year was an off year, and Mr. Car
lisle was not aware that he had any op
ponent until the election was close at hand.
When he discovered the fact lie was not
alarmed, because, as far as he could see, no
active canvass against him was lining made.
Mr. Thobe, however, was making a still
hunt as the workingmen’s candidate, and he
confined his work almost exclusively to the
two cities of Newport and Covington.
Acting upon the conviction that if there
were no excitement the Democratic vote
would tie very light, all his movements were
extremely quiet. It must lie admitted that
he displayed considerable skill in the man
agement of his canvass, and if some of the
leading Democrats had not discovered what
ho was doing, and sounded the alarm at the
last moment, he might have been success
ful. As it was he polled about 5,600 votes
against 6,500 for Mr. Carlisle.
It is pretty safe to say that Mr. Thobe
will not be able to show that he got more
votes than Mr. Carlisle, anil Mr. Carlisle
knows he will not. What, then, is the use
of Mr. Carlisle taking any testimony? The
Republican organs know very well, or ought
to know, that Mr. Thobe lias no ease that
will command serious attention. They are
trying to make out that he has, however,
simply to create the impression among
workingmen that the Democratic majority
in the House has no regard for a working
man’s rights. As the Thobe-Carlisle contest
progresses it will be seen that the Republi
can organs and Republican members of
Congress will make the most of every op
portunity to create the impression that Mr.
Thobe has no chance to get his alleged rights
because he is a workingman. The working
men of the country are too intelligent to be
deceived by tactics of this sort. Mr. Thobe
is only a tool of the Republicans.
Washington People Criticised
The doctors attending the medical con
gress at Washington don't like the way they
have been entertained in tliut city. They
have good reasons for complaining if tho
reports concerning the sociul side of the
congress which have appeared in the public
prints are correct. At the reception at the
White House not one-third of the members
of the congress got a chance to see the
President and Mrs. Cleveland on account of
the presence of hundreds of people who
were not expocted to be present; and at the
reception at the new pension building there
was such a crowd that there was neither
comfort nor enjoyment for anybody.
Two things appear to have contributed to
bring about this unsatisfactory condition of
affairs. One was the ineoinpeteney of the
committee which lmd control of social mat
ters, and the other was the vulgarity and
cheek of a very considerable percentage of
the people who visit Washington, and, also
of those who reside there. In no other city
in the country is it necessary to take such
extraordinary precautions to prevent people
from thrusting themselves into places to
which they are not invited, and
where they are not wanted. It
is not unusual for people to re
sort to all sorts of subterfuges to gain ad
mittance to entertainments at private houses,
and stones are not infrequently told of the
appearance at private receptions of men
and women who have no acquaintance
whatever with the host or hostess, and no
claim of any kind upon them.
Tickets to one of these entertainments
provided for the doctors had to lie changed
in order to shut out a crowd of Washington
people who had managed in some way to
get hold of a large lot of the tickets of ad
mission. Tho foreigners will undoubtedly
carry home with them very pleasant im
pressions of the beauty of Washington, but
they will not recall with pleasure the aver
age Washington citizen.
It is announced in Now York, with some
semblance of authority, that General Mas
ter Workman I’owderly, tired of tho abuse
to which he has been subjected by faction
ists iu the Knights of Ikibor, has determined
to resign. The fact, that he has expressed a
purpose to visit Ireland, to take part in the
home rule campaign, would, indicate that
the announcement is true. It will be d lift
cult for the order to find a worthy successor.
Though lie has mads tniaMkos, no one has
seriously questioned his honesty, his de
votion to the objects of the order, or his
pos zwsion of abilities of a high order. It is
to be hofiel that his successor will be of like
consul t utivs tendencies.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1887.
The Convict Problem.
The Morning News has more than once
[ suggested that the State could not make a
i wiser disposition of her convicts than to
j employ them in constructing good roads in
the different counties. The suggestion has
always been received with favor. At this
time, when the investigation of alleged
abuses may result in the annulment of the
leases by which most of the cdnvicts are
I held, it might be well for the Legislature
und public to give this suggestion serious
examination. It is true that the annulment
of the present leases would not abro
gate the law under which they
were executed, but the evidence brought
out in the investigation may he of such a
character as to convince the legislature of
the wisdom of repealing it. The suggestion
in question is in effect that the State shall
invest the cost of maintaining its convicts
in the improvement of its roads. In this
way, more cheaply than in any other, all
portions of the State might ho supplied with
graded and macadamized highways, rival
ing in usefulness the railroads, adding
vastly to the value of lands and increasing
the revenue of the State. In the present
condition of roads the cost of transporta
tion by wagon any considerable distance,
in almost any portion of the State,
is very great, and in the rainy
season very near impracticable. A country
in such condition can hardly hope for im
migration of the class which would bo most
valuable to it—small, independent farmers,
of the kind whose industry and thrift have
aided so greatly in making the North anil
West rich. Such people are too intelligent
to waste time and labor in dragging the
product of their farms in small bits through
miles of mud or sand; so they go where such
waste is not necessary.
Every year in the West thousands of
miles of railroad are laid, in advance of any
real demand, with the idea that transpor
tation facilities will induce the settlement
of lands, which will make business for the
roads. The same thing is true of the im
provement of the highways. Easy access
to markets will increase the value of lands
and induce immigration.
The cost of carrying out this suggestion
would, of course, be largely borne by the
counties in which the improvements are
made, and it might be still further reduced
by producing on a farm, tilled by those of
the convicts not equal to the task of road
making, the food supplies needed by the en
tire body. Other plans for saving expense
might also be devised.
As for the convicts themselves, almost all
of whom are from a class used to out
door labor, work of the kind proposed
would bo undoubtedly better than confine
ment within walls. Controlled by State
officers, actuated in their conduct only by a
sense of duty, they could be subjected to a
mild yet firm discipline that would exact
the penalty imposed by law without cruelty
and, as far as possible, with reformatory
A Burdensome Record.
Qount Mitkiewicz, the principal person in
the syndicate which has obtained the val
uable concessions from the Chinese govern
ment, is very angry with the newspapers
for publishing interesting incidents of his
discreditable record. Ho is reported as say
ing that ho holds the winning hand, and
that the newspapers cannot hurt him.
It seems that the capitalists who are as
sociated with him did not know anything of
his early career in this country until the}’
saw accounts of it in tho public prints.
They must liavo teen rather startled at
finding themselves partners of a man who
has been charged with having committed
many dishonest acts. It was stated a day
or two ago that he had been offered $250,-
(XX) for his interest in the syndicate. If
this statement is correct it is probable that
his associates want to get rid of him, and
are willing to pay a very handsome sum to
induce him to sever his connection with
The syndicate will, of course, undertake
to raise money in this country to carry out
its scheme in China, but it will find it rather
difficult perhaps to do that if Mitkiewicz
remains one of its members. Howevor
great tho confidence may lie in Wharton
Barker, Simon Sterne, and others of the
syndicate, it will not be an easy matter to
convince people who have monoy to invest
that they can safely intrust it to a company
tho chief member of which has tho reputa
tion of being an adventurer of the worst
It is probable, however, that before the
stock of the syndicate is offered to tho pub
lic a great deal more will lie made known
about its plans than is now known,
and it may bo that when the time
comes for business Mitkiewicz will be found
to hold a much less important position than
he did while negotiations were going on for
If the syndicate is successful in carrying
out what is understood to lie its programme
this country will be benefited to a consider
able extent. The attention of China will
lie directed more strongly in this direction,
and our trade with her can hardly help
being increased. As Mitkiewicz threatens
to lie an obstacle to the syndicate’s success,
lie ought to lie got rid of as quickly as pos
sible. Doubtless he now regrets that his
whole career has not been an honest one.
There is nothing more burdensome to a man
who is trying to rise in the world than a had
The Burnside Mystery.
There is no doubt that tho woman whose
body was found near Burnside station was
murdorod. All the testimony that has thus
far been gathered point* to a cold-blooded
murder. The fact that tho crime was com
rnitted several weeks ago should not make
the murder appear less terrible than if it
were committed the day the body was
It was thought yesterduy morning that
the identity of the murdered woman had
been pretty clearly established. Informa
tion was obtained last evening, however,
that the woman who-was thought to lie the
one who was murdorod is alive. Tho
identity of the murdered woman and all the
circumstances connected with her murder
are, therefore, still veiled in mystery.
Tho community cannot afford to jiennit
this crime to lie forgotten without an effort
to find out who the murdered woman was
and who murdered her. There are no clews
now to work upon, but it may not be im
posstble to find some. A shrewd detective
might soon make vary important discoveries
which would lead to the bringing of the
murderer to justice. Tho Governor eight
to In* requested to offer a reward for tlie op
prehension of the murderer. It might en
courage inquiries that would not otherwise
The Htwcbuwtbi Prohibitionists are
said to Is- full of hope and enthusiasm. The i
more they hare, the better for the Demo- I
They Cannot be Conciliated.
From the Washington Post (Dent.)
It is now. as it at all times has been, utterly
useless to attempt to conciliate members or
Congress who are protectionist* for the sake of
protection. This has nor been done, nor will
it lie done. In all probability it could not be
An Unfair Advantage.
From the Philadelphia Record (Deni.)
One advantage the George-MeGlynn Anti
l’overty party his over rival organizations is in
its ability to work seven days n the week instead
of six. Six days in the week it is a political
organization and on Sunday anew sort of
The President’s Tariff Bill.
From the New York World ( Dem.)
If, as is said, the President and Mr. Carlisle —
standing, as the votes hi two Congresses have
shown, for fully two-thirds of the party—are
willing to agree to the abolition of the internal
taxes on tobacco and on alcohol used in the arts,
in consideration of securing an extension of the
free list of articles essential to cheap munufac
turing. and a reduction of duties on some arti
cles of universal use. the faction represented by
Mr. Randall ought certainly to agree to that
basis fora bill. Not to do so would be to adver
tise themselves as wilful obstructionists in the
way of a redemption of tho party's pledges.
A Kentucky negro made a rush in the night
on what he thought was a calf. It turned out
to be the back end of a mule, and the negro
will always remember that it was.—Detroit Free
No wonder they say the Yankees exaggerate.
We know one who complained to his butcher
that the last piece of steak sent him was so
tough that his mother could not chew the gravy.
Law Professor- -What constitutes burglary ?
Student—There must be breaking.
Professor—Then if a man enters your door
and takes $5 from your vest pocket in the hall,
would that be burglary?
Student—Yes, sir, because that would break
“I used to write a good hand," said one man
to another this morning, ‘-but as I have not
written a line for ten years, except when I re
ceipt for my salary, 1 luive lost the knack al
together. ’’ “What business are you in?’’ “1
am the editor of a Topeka daily.’’— Atchison
“Do you know.” said a dignified-looking man,
“that I never tasted whisky r’
“No,” was the reply; “I know lots of fellers
that gulp it down quick that, way, but somehow
I could always git more enjoyment out of it by
lettin’ it go slow, unless it's clear pizen.’’—
“My dear old friend, how were you able to ac
quire such an immense fortune?”
“By a very simple method.”
“What method is that?”
“When I was poor 1 made out that I was rich,
and when X w-as rich 1 made out that I was
poor.”— Texas Siftings.
Several ladies and gentlemen visited Central
Park. New York, and they admired the animals
very much, and more particularly the kangaroo.
“Tnat poor animal is going to die pretty soon,”
remarked Snobberly, punching it with his cane.
“X don’t see anything the matter with it.” “You
don’t? Weil I do. Can't you see that it is on
its last legs?”— Texas Siftings.
A Terrible Care. -Omaha Girl—Well, if you
love each other and he is able to support a wife,
why don’t you marry ?
New York Girl -Don't speak of it, I beg of
you. I can never marry.”
“Mercy! What’s the matter?”
“At every New York wedding now the bride
has to wear her grandmother's pearls, and my
grandmother hadn't any.” —Omaha World.
The Charlestown Enterprise prints the follow
ing under the caption “A Fragment from Fire
wather.” If, as ti e head indicates, it is only a
fragment, what must the whole business be?
Mr. Kelly, Capt. .Michael,
Thou who art self-styled “Boy Wonder,”
Why not get a giant bean bag.
Hang a lantern on each corner
And a bat get from some shipyard—
Bat as big as any mainmast:
Then go seek some lonely pasture
With your braves who can't hit east wind,
And essay to learn the easy
Rudiments of common base ball?
Railroad Engineer— You say I am color
blind because I call that red zephyr blue, do
Great Scientist-Yes, sir; you are color blind.
“I say that zephyr is blue and you say it’s
red, now how- do you know it isn’t blue?”
“Anyone with good sight can see that is not
blue; it. is red. ”
“Did your wife ever send you to the store to
“Did you ever succeed, Mr. Scientist, tell me
“There, now.”— Omaha World.
An Original Man—The casual visitor had
dropped in to talk with the editor, and opened
by saying: ”1 wonder why newspaper corn*
spondenfs generally select such old, stale and
hackneyed names as Veritas, Observer and
“I don’t know. Taxpayer is another.”
“Yes, and Vox Populi.
“I have brought, you an article that may come
in handy on a null day.”
“What name did you sign ?”
“More Anoa. ’’ —Lincoln Journal.
Bill Nyk's five colons a week in the New
York World are supposed to net him I*lso.
The Emperor and Empress of Brazil exppet
to meet Emperor William at Baden at the end
of the month.
Bat Shkedy is said to have cleared something
like $85,000 by his John L. Sullivan tours.
Sheedy has the reputation of being a money
(). P. WnioHT, of Baltimore, has been the
father of twenty-eight children, twenty-three of
whom are living. Tho youngest child is four
Lord Rutherford, a well-known Scotch
nobleman, is running a coach daily between
Hamilton and Lanark, and has b ten obtaining
much patronage from tourists.
W. W. Conn .ran, the venerable philanthropist,
has returned to liis Washington home greatly
improved in health. lie will be obliged, how
ever. to remain closely indoors for several
The social life at Oak View has been very
pleasant of late. Speaker and Mrs. Carlisle have
proved themselves delightful guests, and their
visit has been one of the pleasantest features of
the year to President and Mrs. Cleveland.
Mrs. Secretary Whitney paid $390 for the
use of a private car on the Boston and Bar
Parlor limited express when she went to Mount
Desert, buying all the seats in the car at the
regular passenger rates. The journey is one of
Ukohoe William Childs McCarter, son of
Robert McCarter, of Newark, N.is one week
old a;id is worth SI.OHO. His money is a present
from George W. Childs, of Philadelphia, whose
niece, Mbs Peterson, married Mr. McCarter
about a year ago.
Aifricii U. I’aoe. a colored waiter, is a candi
date for Le ,-islative Representative on the I Jtbor
ticket in Cincinnati At the nominating con
vention be received the highest number of votes
given for any candidate for Repi-esontative from
any of the city districts.
Minister Wert's brother, Lord Sackville,
would not allow the public to Inspect his his
torical palace at Knobs which narrowly esca|>ed
tin- flames ten flays ago. Lord Keaconsllold do
scribed tin- place at great length in “Lothair,’’
wherein it figures as Vauxe.
SHipmuLUIR John Currier, who died ill New
burypori, Muss., on Friday night, shaped many
a splendid ship in his town, lie began work in
that line fifty-five years ago, and since then
nearly 100 craft, each of more (ban 1,00(1 ton
nage capacity, have slid from his ways.
Tall, and built like a young Hercules, Dan
Lockwood, of Buffalo, has all the attributes that
go to make up a leader of men. Ills face is full
and clearly outlined, CB|>al>lc of expressing all
the necessary emotions of an orator. His nose
is aipiihue slid full at the nostrils, and his mouth
is not ooncealod by the small block moustache
Fred II Cariuth. whose humor has made the
OaJcotrt Hell quoted all over the ooimtry, tuts
bad to suspend its publication lieeause it failed
to pay. Outside of Dakota, he says, the paper
was appreciated, but Within the Territory tk -
great majority of subscribers ordered the paper
to he sent to them and their friends, and than
refused to |>uy for it.
Jcsncn William Atkono , of the United Htales
Supreme Court, is fast Hearing the limit of
human life In u few month* more tie will have
entered upon bis eightieth year, and yet lie is as
active uud h-althy m uppearauro ua hum! men
who are t a only yearn younger Back in the end
of tin* forties In-hiu s Democratic meuiis-r of
Congreas from IVimsyJvanui. but In- fell from
grace md J ibuti Die Republican party in the
dais of liuchatAuu.
The Ruling Passion Strong.
From the Boston Budget.
A youngster of some eight or ten summers
wr.s balancing himself on liis stomach on tilt*
top of a fence. An apple tree’s branches were
barely within his reach, and the hoy was making
trannc aud not altogether unsuccessful clutches
at some very green promoters of colic and
family disturbance, when his paternal parent,
issuing in haste and wrathful moral from the
door of a neighboring house, grabbed a leg of
bis hopeful scion and began pulling thereat with
great vigor and redundancy of epithet, and re
capitulative admonition, from which we
gathered that the young gentleman had been
known to attempt similar violations of sauitary
laws and the eighth commandment in the not
remote past “You wicked boy!" exclaimed
the father; “haven’t, I told you time and again
to let Mr. A.’s fruit alone? 11l strap you well
for this! Come down here this instant!" The
boy was taken aback when he first found an at
tachment put upon him, but casting a scared
glance over his shoulder, and seeing by whom
the same was made, culled out: “I say. pap, let
up half a minute, will yer? I see a daisy big
feller. Just let me git it, and then yer may
wollop me all yer vant ter!" We are obliged
to say that this pathetic and self-sacrificing ap
peul was treated with contempt and contumely
The Rebuke She Desired.
Front the Boston Budget.
Together they walked on a bright moonlight
Two hearts heating quickly and eyes shining
He with a face that was manly and bold,
She with her tresses of glimmering gold.
Talking and planning what things shall be done
When came the day they two shall be one;
Calmly the gray moon watches them now,
Softly caresses and touches each, brow.
"I wonder,” she said, with innocent guile,
And looked in his face with a bright, beaming
"If ever you’ll really be angry with me
Whenever I'm hateful as hateful can be."
"Be angry 1 ” no matter whatever you do,
1 never indeed could he angry with you.
Although," and he looked in her face flushing
“I'll scold, if you wish it,” he roguishly said.
“I don't like scolding, especially from men;
I hope you won't doit." she answered, "but then
If ever I ned ft,” she lowered her head,
“I liojte that you kindly will checque me in
A New Way to Collect Old Debts.
From the Boston Budget.
A neighboring blacksmith, who, by the way,
is also a famous extorter among backwoods
congregations, succeeded m borrowing 340 from
Paul Smith, the Adirondack hotel keeper. For
months and years the loan remained unpaid
Every time the blacksmith would anticipate anv
tendency toward dunning on the part of his
creditor by Baying he ‘’ought to pay the loan,
and would pay It soon; ’ but Smith seemed no
nearer-reimbursed than before. Finally, in the
height of the season, with his house full of
guests, lie bethought himself of a scheme for
getting square with the blacksmith and turning
his exhortations to pecuniary account. He ar
ranged quietly with the exhorter for services
the following Sabbath in the little chapel near
the hotel, agreeing to divide such of the pro
ceeds as should remain after the old debt was
cancelled. Then Paul took special pains that
all his wealthy guests should become interested
in the promised effort, announcing the coming
event and bespeaking their attendance. The
Sabbath came, and the exhorter was made
huppy by the presence of a large congregation;
while tne collection footed up the handsome
total of SBO. Paul got his S4O as well as a
profit of s2l additional, and lost no opportu
nity of telling his wealthy guests how they
were led into a scheme for assisting him in se
curing the payment of a had debt.
“Pat” Donan and His Bible.
From the Pittsburg Commercial Gazette.
Col. Pat Donan, the Western orator, who says’
he is going to be the priest to unite the North
and South by means of marrying off a lot of
pretty girls from Dixies to young men in the
North, lias had many narrow escapes. He saved
his life once by abstniningfrom a game of jioker
and reading his Bible. A few years after the
war he was a passenger on a Mississippi steam
boat liouud to St. Louis from New Orleans. The
Colonel was asked to take a hand in a game of
draw poker that was going on in the forward
part of the cabin. It was Sunday morning, and
a sudden impulse seized him to read something
instead of playing poker. He had nothing to
read until he thought of a little Bible that a
pretty young girl cousin gave him iu New Or
leans, exacting a promise from him that he
would sooner or later look between its leaves.
In order to keep the poker players and the men
who watched the game from laughing at him if
they saw him reading a Bible, he went to his
stateroom, situated about the middle of the
cabin. He had licen reading from the Psalms
of David about ten minutes when a terrific ex*
plosion took place, killing .Aright, ail the poker
players and the men in thwfiront part of the
cabin. The Colonel was badly shaken up, but
he managed to save a half-dozen ladies by fight
ing a lot of deck hands and capturing a small
boat. He took to the water after pushing off
the little boat filled with women, ana was picked
up three miles below, nearly frozen to death.
She Couldn't Stand It.
From the Dakota Bell.
“Madam," said a tramp, as he called at the
back door of a Sioux Falls residence, “gimme a
“No, sir, can't do it.”
“Why not. madam*”
“You’re able to work sir—l don’t believe in
encouraging vagrancy. Go on away, now, or I
shall scream for help.”
“All right, madam—don’t holler. But I called
on the woman next door last evening, and she
gave me a very different answer, madam.”
"She was just fool enough to go and give you
something, I suppose?"
"Oh, no, madam, she didn't give me nothin'
neither, but she gave me a much different
reason. Good-bye, madam!”
"Hold on just a minute. What did she say?”
“She come to the door all dressed in anew
yallerdress.au' seemed very much excited,
madam, and whfn she opens the door I look in
and sees a man in there sittin’ in a cheer,
"Mercy, has it come to this with her! I
wouldn't hardly believe it. Here, don’t go
away-—take this, my good man.”
"Thankee, madam: Baker's bread!' Yes, I
geno’ally prefers it to ho'made bread, 'specially
where they ain’t none too good cooks. The but
ter is ies’ a little tainted, madam. Ha n't got
no jell to put on it. l'spnse. Ob, you have; nil
right; jell improves it powe'fuily. No, thankee,
I don't keer bout any fruit cake -better throw
it in the slop pan. where the children won't get
it, madam. Any pie? Ah, yes, correct; that
cream pie is good but this apple rather lays
over it. I'll put this cold chicken in my p icket.
That'll do, madam; this is ’bout all I can carry.”
■ But what w; a it that woman ■ aid to you?"
"Why, she seemed excited like, 'sif she was
goin’ some place, au’ she says, Please go ’way,
sir. we hftin't got nothing in the house to eat
"A pretty excuse to get you away! But that
strange man "
"He proved to lie her husband, madam. He
come out an kicked me t hrough the top of a
shade tree an' then chased me two blocks! He's
nl/.en on tramps, madam! Good by- put ies’ a
little more cream in yer rie crust au' it'll im
The Ministerial Stranger.
From the Dakota Bell.
It was on a Northern Pacific train the other
day. A quartette of travelling meu, two from
Chicago art 1 two from St. Paul, started a little
game of poker. Just ns one of them finished
dealing the tirst time he happened to notice
that a man toward the other end of the ear was
watching them with a pained expression. He
was tall and very solemn looking, was dressed
in faultless black with a long-tailed coat, a high
hat, snowy white collar amt wore a fine black
| silk cord around his neck connecting with liis
watch. Evidently llie man was a minister.
"1 guess we hadn't better play while he is on,”
said the dealer.
"Ho does looked pained about it," said an
"I don't think there is anything wrong in
card playing, said one of the Chicago men,
"hut I never bk.‘ to play when it offends anyone
else. I have respect for every man's feelings
on any subject.”
"We might play a simple game of euchre,”
said one of the Bt. Paul men.
"Tliat wouldn't be any better,” said the other
Chicago mun, “he wouldn't know the differ
“That's so. Well, let's play a little while and
keep quiet and perhaps he won't care much
about ft." \
They played some time in silence but could
not help uoticing I bat the good man occasion
ally glanced over the dark -covered bool, be was
reading with a sad, melancholy expression.
After a while he laid down his Imok and tlirv
•’> liici Doming toward theta They threw
down i heir hands and one of them began to
gather up the cards
"Getitl.•men.' said the tail uiau, "what's the
"We. we were playing a little game of poker,
but we arc going to stop '
"Tliat is right, ' said the tali mun as be sat
down on tbr anti of a dialr. gathered up the
earls, run rapidly Ihrisii h Ilium and selected
three Cards, "Pokrtr is s poor game You see
those three cards, now 1 shuffle them up. so
I brow I hem ar ound, mi. Now i'll led any one
of you |3O that you uau't pick up the lack of
ITEMS OF INTEREST. 1
Pi.xti.vcm hag been discovered near Cli> n
Missionaries have, in the last eight vU
formed and reduced to writing over fortyv,.
A French decollette fashion— the back ofle
d:e;s being open almost to the waist—is in gfc
favor, especially among the American girls!
London has a great problem. It has 2,600,4
people unable to get into a place of worshj
In Central London, with 2.000,000, there is on!
accommodations for 600,000.
According to parliamentary return, tie Brifj
ish national debt decreased $29,199,518 during
the last financial year, and $490,81;),513in the
lad thirty voars. The present amount is £736,-
278,688, or $3,582,732,095.
Sunflowers are used in Wyoming Teritory
for fuel. The stalks when dry are as had as
maplewood and make a hot fire, and the eeri
heads, with the seeds in, are said to burnbtter
than the best bard coal. An acre of sunfltvers
will furnish fuel for one stove for a year.
The attendance at Chatauqua the pnsent
season has taxed the accommodations tethe
utmost capacity, aud larger quarters will iwe
to be provided for the growing crowds wjeli
repair to the summer city by the beautiful Ice.
Chautauqua is now unquestionably a well-esib
lished institution. ’ 1
A San Antonio (Tex.) woman publishes Ve
following card in a local paper: T want to
public to distinctly understand that my husbai
is no negro. My mother was a creole Freno
woman and my father a Cherokee Indian, an
my husband's mother was a Comanche ludiat
and his father a German.”
A 10-inch lizard was found in the mail from
England at the New York post office on Tues
day. It was directed to a place in Indiana. The
little saurian had crossed the ocean in a tightly
closed cigar box, but became as lively as could
he when air was given him. Lizards are not
mailable, so the ]>ersou to whom it is addressed
has been notified of its detention.
While crabbing on Sunday, in Staten Island
Sound, Thomas Kilbride hooked a crab which
gave him some trouble to get it into the boat.
When he hauled it iu the head of a woman was
found attached to the crab. The young man
was horrified at the sight aßd pulled rapidly for
shore. The bead was identified as that of Min
nie Lowther, who was drowned in November.
A DISI'ATCH to the New Orleans Pir.aifu.ne from
Meridian, Miss., says that farmers from the
drought-stricken regions of Illinois are propos
ing to ti-ansport their hogs to Mississippi, where
oorn can bo found to feed them. ‘’Fortunate
ly," says the Picayune , “the com crop in mid
dle Mississippi is very large and can he profita
bly utilized in feeding the Illinois porkers, but
it will lie anew thing in the commercial history
of the American hog to fatten him on Southern
corn. We await with interest the next move in
the panrama of Southern development.”
Four prominent members of the German
East African Society recently fell victims to
the deadly Congo fever. Two of them, the
architect Benedict Simmerer and the customs
official Schoneberg, were taken ill only a few
days after their arrival at Dar-es-Salam. The
government architect Wolff, who also died at
that station, had arrived at Zanzibar on June
15. His mission was to superintend the con
struction of railrocds in East Africa, for which
he had made plans years ago. The fourth vic
tim was the agriculturist Hans Rechenberg.
A of a fire-proof paint was made at
Rockaway Beach on Tuesday. On the line of
the New York and Rockaway Beach railroad is
a trestle 4*4 miles in length. At the Hummel's
Station end some 200 feet had been painted with
the fire-proof paint, anil to thoroughly test the
efficiency of the mixture J. E. Winslow, Super
intendent of Construction, caused the fire-box
of an engine to be dumped on the trestle. Live
coals covered the ties and lodged on the chords
of the bridge and settled in between the tim
bers. The burning coals grew dull and finally
cooled without burning the wood work.
A Vienna journalist, who lately visited Heid
elburg, humorously describes the “dissected
physiognomies” of the University students. He
says he was sometimes seized with a sudden
fear, on watching one of these scarred veterans
of a hundred battle-fields at the table d'hote,
that the vigorous exertion of chevying might,
cause oil'- of the seams to unravel and the whole
countenance to fall asunder. An old student
who presided at the table looked as if the cuts
across his face had been too much for hand
sewing. and had kept a sewing-machine busy
day and night. His left ear, he thought, had
defied all attempts at stitching, and was merely
fastened to the scalp with a safety-pin.
Of audiences, a noted theatrical manager
says: “I find in my travels that there is quite
a difference not only in their tastes but in their
way of manifesting them. In San Francisco
the audiences resemble those in New York very
much. There is a chilliness in the beginning
when anew piav is presented, but if it pleases
the audience they give full vent to their reelings
and become heartily demonstrative. In Boston
and Philadelphia the audiences are more like
the English. They are warmer and more de
monstrative, and show their enjoyment more.
If the play is particularly light Chicago receives
it very heartily, but the people there are not so
demonstrative as in the other cities, though they
thoroughly appreciate a good thing when they
Dr. James Ouvf.r says in the Lancet: “Bees
and ants teach us that a life of ease and idleness
is that most favorable for reproduction, w’hile a
life of great activity predisposes to barrenness.
That race which is physically as well as
mentally idle, and which is at the same time
well fed, is likely to prove more fertile than
another race living under directly opposite con
ditions. Kaffir women, who live chiefly upon
flesh and milk, are most prolific, and give birth
almost as frequently to twins as to single child
ren. Taking ail the facts into consideration,
there can tie no doubt that the higher educa
tion of women is detrimental to the race, tend
ing as it inevitably must to engender a state of
sterility, or, what is worse, to produce a race
with marked evidences of physical and mental
Rev. J. G. Wood says, in Ijongman's Maga
zine: “No one would have thought, on placing
an oyster and a five finger side by side, that the
star-fish is a relentless foe to the oyster. Those
who can remember thoir first fruitless en
deavors to open an oyster may naturally won
der how the star fish can achieve such a feat.
As I have repeatedly seen, it proceeds ns fol
lows: Clasping the oyster in its rays, it brings
its mouth opposite the hinge. From the mouth
it p airs a secretion which paralyzes the hinge
muscle, and causes the shells to'open. It can
not. like a dog-whelk, extract its prey and put
it into its stomach, so it reverses the process,
and puts its stomach into, or rather over, the
oyster, protruding the stomach from its mouth,
surrounding the oyster with its coats, digesting
it. and then withdrawing the stomach into its
body. The wildest fancy of Oriental legends
never equaled in grotesque imagination this
perfectly true history of the oyster and the
M. Maxime Du Camp, in his book about the
Paris Mont-de-Piete, relates the story of a
pawned umbrella which was annually “re
newed" for forty-seven successive years. The
director of the State |>awnbrokmg establishment
at Brussels seems to have many similar ex
periences. For more than twenty years he has
had in his keeping the diamonds atid other
jewelry of a once famous prima donna who has
somehow fallen into povertv. F.very year the
interest is punctually paid, hut the trinkets
have not once been taken out of pawn. More
than once large sums have been lent by the
Brussels Jlont-de-Piete upon the regalia of im
pecuniouß German princes. The establishment
possesses a choice assortment of barrel-organs.
Despite the deposit of crown diamonds and
singers' jewels, the average of the sums ad
vanced seems to he very small: for last year no
more than £213,000 was lent, upon over 300,000
Edward Horn, an employe of a Detroit
ferry company and the saver of sixty-four lives,
has related a few r of the characteristics of a
drowning |>enion; “1 believe I can tell Just by
the clutch how many times a drowning person
hie been down. Tile first trip down they go for
you with a firm decided clutch that means they
still know what they are about. The second im
mersion can ,"* a shake, uncertain grip, which
ran lie easily broken, if you so choose. It is llu*
last time down that tic grasp becomes a con
vulsive, bewildered one, and but few swimmers
can save a person after the unfortunate man
lias descended for the third time Almost In.
variably tbs drowning man on bis Dual
Journey below the water will arise his tip -
server liv tlm legs It w<*ma lo be a law of nu
tuer and one 1 cannot in-count for It would Isi
easier to save a wlmUi river full of men than one
drowning woman. TV< odd I*-*#,ire of the lilt
lor s struggle In the wntet in that ale will mdse
your bauds 1/ eh* coo ir*i bold of one or both of
Lbnni. A woman will drown quicker ilia a j
Qian. Hhe op* ns her mouth from the Uti.e she I
first strikes the water, and nevrr eh**.** It, ami
au lores her seincii more easily, Yes I raw one I
person die of Strangulation while we wen*under
wilier together Ills eyes were wonderfully
fascinating as he stared iielptesvfv st me You
inai not believe |t, but they shorn- hhe sew bails
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FIGURED BATISTE CLOTHS.
W! will close out theremainder of our stock
of these fine good!, formerly sold at 18c.
a yard, now reduced to SLjc.
85 pieces Figured Lawns, 33 inches wide, regu
lar price 12)j)C. a yard; jow H%c.
75 pieces Figured Lawns, choice styles, at
50 pieces Wide Widlh Lawns, regular prioa
10c. a yard; now 6)4c.
One lot Crinkled Seersuckers, regula rio.
15c. and 17c. a yard; nog 12)^c.
One lot of Dress G oghams, choice
regular price a yard; now 10c.
36 Imported Marseilles Quilts, slight ly soiled,
formerly sold at $3. We will close the lot out
at $1 85 each.
Hosiery 'and Underwear.
100 dozen Unbleached Bltck and Colored Hose,
regular price 12j^c.; now 9c. a pair.
A mixed lot of Misses’ Fine English Hose,
Ribbed. Plain and Silk Clocked, regular price of
these goods from Sc. to 50c. We will close the
lot out at 17c. a pair.
50 dozen Ladles' Gauze Undervesta, regular
prices 25c. and 35c.; nOTV 19c. each.
35 dozen Ladies' extra fine quality Gauze Un
dervesta, regular prices 50c., 65c., 75c. and 85c.
We will offer the lot at the extraordinary i
price of 47c. each.
Onr SI Unlanndricd Shirts Reduced to 90c.
75 dozen Gentlemen’s Unlaundried Shirts, re
inforced back and bosoms, the beet $1 Shirt
manufactured. In order to reduce our large
stock we will offer them at 90c. each.
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