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FRIDAY* NOVEMBER 11, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings— Palest ine Commanderjr No. 7,
K. T. J
Special Notices —Chatham Real Estate and
Improvement Cos.: As to Crews of Strain Tugs
Maud and W. C. Turner: Bananas. J. S. Col
lins & Cos ; To Whom It May Concern. C. Kulffs,
Master British Steamship Naples: State and
County Taxes. 1887.
Railroad Schedule—East Tennessee, Vir
p.ma and Georgia Railway.
Official —City Ordinances.
Gabler Pianos- Schreiner s Music House.
Steamship Schedule —< >cean Steamship Cos.
New Raisins—A. M &C. W. West.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Helu Want
ed : For Rent; For Sale; Board; Cost; Miscellane
Auction Sales —Lot and Improvements on
Henry Street. House and Lot Near S., F. and W.
Railway, by C. H. Dorsett.
Amusements—Grand Wrestling Match at the
First Arrival—Strauss Bros.
The execution of the four condemned
Anarchists who are to die on the gallows to
day will take place about noon. The Morn
ing News will publish early this afternoon
an extra edition, giving an account of the
hanging, scenes at the gallows and a full
history of the crime for which the Anarch
ists were punished. The account will be
accompanied by the pictures of all seven of
those who were convicted of the Haymar
All the world is watching Chicago to-day.
It is to be hoped the law will be calmly and
firmly vindicated, that the lesson taught
may be as impressive as possible.
A Castile, N. Y., woman picked a cab
bage in her garden the other day, and when
she cut it open found in the very centre of
the head, which was sound, a bird’s egg.
Riddleberger has a year and a half more
in which to make himself contemptible.
Mahone has already disappeared. He was
buried under Democratic ballots Tuesday.
Virginia ought to be happy.
Mr. DeLanoey Nicoll voted the straight
Democratic ticket, though his own name
appeared on that of the Republicans. He
has heretofore won reputation by unselfish
devotion to the interests of New York, and
didn’t want to mar his record.
Mr. Searle, of Great Barrington, Mass.,
certainly captured a matrimonial prize
when he wedded Mrs. Mark Hopkins, widow
of the Central Pacific millionaire. She has
five dozen years charged to her, but that is
much more than balanced by a credit of
Is it possible that to be named Grant is a
disadvantage to a candidate in New York!
The New York Tribune, in accounting for
the defeat of its party, says it was caused in
part by Republican discontent with the
head of the ticket. The head of the ticket
was Col. Fred Grant.
•‘Manly,” “sensible,” “wise” are words
used by the New York Sun in characteriz
ing a recent letter of Mr. Cleveland's. It
may be that jmper intends to gradually get
back in line with the Democratic party. It
must have found it lonesome standing off
all by itself for three long years.
Now that the elections are over the pub
lic press will find time to devote to the in
struction of Congressmen as to how they
ahull vote on the tariff and other important
subjects. To t-t from turmoil and ex
citement to th prosaic, not to say dull, em
ployment of everyday life, is sometimes a
Ex-Alderman Shiels, of New s#ork, one
of the indicted boodlers, is reported to have
said that District Attorney Fellows is not a
man to forget his friends. If Shiels is
among the number Col. Fellows will prob
ably Drove the truth of his remark bv call
ing him up for trial as soon as may be, and
sending him to join his comrades in Sing
Mr. Blaine must be losing some of the
caution taught him by painful experience.
On the very day his party inet with a
Waterloo defeat in New York he is reported
to have announced to a Mnssachasetts ex-
Congressmaii that he would be renominated
by the Republicans, and intended to re-enter
public life. He should have waited for the
The Woodrow case is not yet settled. The
South Carolina Synod has just voted ad
versely to the Doctor on one point, and the
synods of Georgia, Alabama and Florida
will also have to pass upou it. The evolu
tion of this case and the time consumed
would of themselves remind those concerned
of the evolution theories of Darwin, tne
teaching of which got the Doctor into
Gov. Rusk, of Wisconsin, says he will call
nut the militia to suppress the dens of in
famy in the northern part of that State, if
necessary. The horrible condition of affairs
tie*Titled in recent newspaper articles is
laid to have existed for many years, and the
question naturally arises? What have the
courts been doing all that time? Traffic in
“white slaves” must have been notorious,
if conducted upon the scale alleged.
Henry George has been expressing the
utmost confidence that he would receive
800,000 votes, but on the night of the elec
tion, in a public speech, he said he was
thankful from the bottom of his heart for
85,000. Politicians can afford to tell some
thing like the truth when the time when
lies would tie useful has passed. It looks as
if Mr. George's day as a disturbing element
in Naw York politics were about over.
Several Things Settled.
The election on Tuesday settled the public
mind with regard to several things, the most
important of which is that Mr. Cleveland
will be re-nominated and re-elected. The Re
publicans made an extraordinary effort to
carry New York, for the reason, chiefly, that
they thought a Republican victory in that
State tliis year would convince the country
of their ability to carry it next year, and
enable them to elect their candidate for
President. Throughout the canvass they
kept prominent the idea that the national
administration was on trial, anil that a
Democratic defeat would show dissatisfac
tion with Mr. Cleveland and prevent his
renomination. They regard him as the
strongest man that the Democratic party
can nominate. With a Republican victory
in New York this year, and Mr. Cleveland
out of the way, they would regard the suc
cess of the Republican party in the national
contest as almost certain.
To assist them in carrying New York they
depended upon a large vote, chiefly drawn
from the Democratic party, for Henry
George, a falling off in the Prohibition vote
and the supposed popularity of Col. Fred
Grant, who led their State ticket. They
were disappointed in all these calculations.
Henry George's vote in New York city was
only a little more than half what it was
last spring when he was a candidate for
Mayor against Mr. Hewitt, showing that
the bottom has dropped out of the George
movement. When he ran for Mayor the
enthusiasm in his behalf was something re
markable during the entire municipal can
vass. In the contest just closed be ap
peared to be lost sight of. When he
appeared at the polls to vote nobody paid
any attention to him. The vote which he
received throughout the State was so small
that the probabilities are that his party will
not play any considerable part in the Presi
The Prohibitionists not only maintained
their strength, but actually increased it.
The increase in their voti g power indicates
a decrease in that of the Republican party,
because the Prohibition party is largely re
cruited from the ranks of the Republicans.
The nomination by the Republicans of
Col. Grant did not prove to be a wise one.
His party friends knew that he possessed no
elements of strength so far as he was per
sonally concerned, but they hoped that the
fact that he is the son of Gen. Grant would
be worth many thousands of votes to the
Republican party. Never were party lead
ers so greatly disappointed. New York
will, beyond a doubt, give Mr. Cleveland a
very handsome majority next year.
The New Map of the City.
The City Surveyor, Mr. Howard, is now
at work preparing the new map of the city,
ui der the direction of the Committee on
Streets and Lanes Avery competent en
gineer, who is also a first-class draughtsman,
has been engaged to do the work under the
personal supervision of the City Surveyor,
and it is expected that the map will be
ready for distribution within a month or
The promptness with which the committee
has acted in this matter is to be commended,
as the map cannot be completed a day too
soon. Since the last map was made there
have been tranv changes in the plats of the
city. The entire burnt district has been
laid out upon new lines, the immense area
west of the canal has been occu
pied for business purposes, and in
the southern and eastern limits large
tracts have been laid out and partly
built up. The new map will establish the
lines of the streets in the lately platted sec
tions, not only those established by the citv,
but also those which have been dedicated
from time to time by persons who have
opened streets through their own lands and
sold lots in accordance with them. A
clearly defined plat of the southern addi
tion will also aid the city materially in se
curing the right of way to streets by
familiarizing the people with the general
plan for the city’s development. As soon as
the map is finished, if not sooner, would it
not lie advisable for the committee in charge
of the new addition to settle the question
The Chicago Tragedy. *
One of the condemned Chicago Anarchists
committed suicide yesterday, the sentences
of two of them have been commuted to
imprisonment for life, and four are to die
on the gallows to-day. Gov. Oglesby has
not been influenced in the least, as far as
the public knows, by the numerous ap[>eals
which have been made to him to pardon
the convicts, or at least to commute
their sentences to imprisonment. It is ap
parent that in commuting the sentences of
Fieltlen and Schwab lie was influenced
wholly by statements made to him by Judge
Gary, who presided at the trial of the An
archists, and the State's Attorney. Mr. Grin
ned. The Judge made a statement showing
that there were circumstances which would
justify a commutation of Fielden’s
sentence and the State's Attorney
mpde a statement in Ixdialf of
Schwab. While the weight of public
sentiment was in favor of carrying out the
sentences of the court with respect to all of
the convicts, there are few, if any, who will
find fault with the Governor lor showing
mercy to those of the seven, in behalf of
whom the Judge and prosecuting officer in
terposed a special plea.
The country will not lie sorry when the
tragedy is completed. Doubtless everybody
would be glad if there were no occasion for
it, but the occasion having arisen, the gen
eral belief is that the public welfare re
George Francis Train has not gone to
Canada yet. He stopped over in Chicago
Tuesday long enough to warn his friends to
leave the city, as Anarchists from all parts
of the country were quietly gathering, and
would wreak vengeance of the most awful
kind if their comrades were executed. The
threat which so promptly put George
Francis to flight a few weeks ago—that ho
would be put in an insane asylum—ought to
be repeated. He is evidently conscious of
his weak point, and it should be used to
keep him out of mischief.
The success of the Republican candidate
in tho Second Rhode Island district gives his
party a majority of the delegations of
twenty States in Congress—just enough to
elect a President.should the Electoral College
be unable to do so. Many Democrats will
think it fortunate that the chances for a
deadlock, attended by intense excitement
and perhaps corrupt political trading, is
thus destroyed. The success of the Demo
cratic candidate would have left Congress
unable to elect.
There are some indications that a break
will soon come in the steel rail market, as
sales have recently been made close to #:kl a
ton at the mill. It is time for the trust to
begiu to restrict production.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1887.
Three girls were candidates for the office
of School Commissioner in diffei-ent parts of
the State of New York last Tuesday. Miss
Ida M. Griffin was the Republican candi
date at Oswego. Miss Nellie M. Cook the
Democratic candidate at Wolcott, and Miss
Ellen A. Clark the Prohibition candidate at
Macedon. Miss Giifthis district was strong
ly Republican, and she received the full sup
port of her party and was elected. The dis
trict in which Miss Cook ran is also Repub
lican by about 1,500 majority. Being u
Democrat the chances for success were
against her from the very beginning of her
canvass. Being young—only 21 years
of age—and handsome, and hav
ing plenty of money she entered the
campaign with a show of pluck and energy
which seemed to promise victory. She rode
from one village to another in a carriage
drawn by four spirited horses, and, in the
public halls, made speeches which, it is said,
possessed a great deal of merit. She was
everywhere treated with the greatest cour
tesy and won the praise of every one for
her courage and modesty. On the day of
election many of her young lady friends
went to the polls and solicited votes for her.
In her own village she had a fine lunch pre
pared for all who supported her.
Hundreds of Republicans who had
never voted anything but the
straight Republican ticket scratched
their tickets, and placed here name upon
them. She was beaten by only a few votes.
In view of the fact that her party was
largely in the minority, her canvass was
a remarkable one. If she devotes her life
to polities she will certainly make a very
Miss Clark did not display the popular
qualities which enabled Miss Cook to come
so close to victory. She was not good at
speech making, and lacked the courage to
ask for votes. She was, therefore, ba lly
beaten. Miss Griffin it is said, ha--, the
honor of being the first woman ever elected
School Commissioner in the Empire State.
The entrance of those three girls into the
field of politics may- be only the be: inning
of a movement on the-part of women in
New York and, perhaps, in other States to
secure possession of the minor offices. They
are filling very acceptably many- positions
to-day in which they were totally unknown
a few years ago. It would not be strange,
therefore, if, in a few years, the names of
women should appear frequently upon po
Liability of Sleeping Car Companies.
Porters of sleeping cars are the sub jects of
innumerable jokes, and now and then they
are the subjects of complaints. It is quite
certain that some of them become the terror
of the traveling public, not only because of
their demands in the way of fees, but be
cause they seem to think that they own the
cars in which they are employed, an 1 act as
if they were conferring a favor upon every
body for whom they render a service, how
ever slight it may be. It is related that an.
Englishman who bail heard a great deal of
train robbers remarked, on his arrival at
New York from San Francisco, that he was
surprised at finding that all the train rob
ebrs along the route, of which he had heard
so much, were black. He had, in his inno
cence. taken the sleeping car porters for
Doubtless the porters and conductors of
sleeping cars have some excuse for some
times acting in a way that is not altogether
pleasant to those with whom they come in
contact while discharging their duties.
There are a good many contentious, cranky
and altogether disagreeable people among
travelers, and they not infrequently make
life a burden to those who have charge of
A rather interesting case has just been
decided by a court at Vicksburg, Miss.,
which involved, to some extent, the rights
of occupants of sleepers. Two travelers
asked to have their berths ma le up before
the usual hour at which the porter was ac
customed to perform that duty Their re
quest was refused, and a dispute arose be
tween the travelers and the conductor and
porter. It seems that the travelers were
grossly insulted by the two employes. The
outcome of the trouble was that the berths
of the two travelers were not made up at
all. and they were compelled to sit up all
night, although holding sleeping berth
tickets. They brought suit against the
Pullman company and received a verdict
It does not appear from the report of the
case whether they received damages for the
injury done their feelings by the insult, or
because their berths were not made up in ac
cordance with their request, or because the
berths were not mado up at all. Quiet ami
uncomplaining travelers doubtless hope
that this case will not put it into the heads
of persons of a speculative turn of mind to
get into disputes with sleeping car porters
and conductors with the hope of getting
damages from sleeping car companies.
A New York Presbyterian minister who
is attracting a great deal of attention is the
Rev. Richard D. Harlan, son of Mr. Justice
Harlan, of the United States Supreme Court.
It is not quite three years since be gradu
ated at the theological seminary at Prince
ton, N. J. He preached his first sermon
after graduation in Washington, D. C., ami
it excited a great deal of favorable com
ment. A New York correspondent, speak
ing of him, says that lie is very tall and
slender, ami has a smooth face. His voice
is rich and strong and his manner is verv
captivating. He occUoies the pulpit of the
church that is believed to lie the
wealthiest in New York. It is the church
that such families as the Astons ami
Lenoxes have attended for two or three
generations. It is nip and tuck for wealth
between Trinity church, the Rev. Dr. Pax
ton’s, and this church of young Harlan’s.
Its contribution to benevolent objects was
for years away ahead of any given by any
Presbyterian church in the land. Of late
the collections taken in Dr. Paxton’s, Dr.
Hall's and Bt. Bartholomew’s, where the
Vanderbilts go, have been nearly on a pur
with Harlan’s. But Harlan’s is a remarka
bly rich congregation. Strangers have
fallen into the habit of visiting Mr. Har
lan's church, because of the stories told of
his success as a preacher. When they first
look upon his boyish face they are some
what surprised to find that he is so young a
man. Before the sermon is well begun, how
ever, they forget his youthful looks and only
know that they are listening to one of the
brainiest of men, with one of the richest voices
they ever hoard. It matters not that the
preadier hasn't been old enough to vote
long. The sermon inspires and elevates, and
the voice and manner charm. Mr. Har
lan is a born orator. His success is a
matter of some little interest in this city,
for the reason that a suggestion was made,
before he accepted the New York appoint
ment, that he be considered in connection
with a Savannah pulpit.
We Would All be Grateful.
from the Baltimore American (Rep).
If some muscular Englishman will be kind
enough to give Sullivan a good, sound thrashing
he will earn the undying gratitude of the Ameri
The Fatal Mugwumps.
From the Sew York Tribune (Rep.)
The little combine formed by Br'er Ananias,
Br er Bilk and Br er Flip-Flop against Br er
Judas has lieen successful The Republicans
might have pulled him out, but when the Mug
wumps turned in to help, the case was lost.
Their help is always fatal.
Meets Defeat Cheerfully.
From the Philadelphia Press (Rep.)
Scooped—that st he plain word for it, fellow
Republicans, and there's no use denying it. Yet
we don't hear any crying over spilt milk.
We have met the enemy and we are theirs.
We hasten to congratulate our friends, the
enemy, upon being in such excellent company.
To our friends, the enemy: We'll see you
later. Meanwhile we admit that we are yours
Afraid of the Old Maids.
From the Chicago Tribune (Rep.) •
The editor of a reputable Southern paper says
he has seen Gov. Gordon kiss 500 women in one
day. If the Democrats of Massachusetts had
possessed any gumption they would liave tn
vited the Governor to canvass their State dur
ing the campaign now closing.*
•On second thought it must lie confessed that
he would haveshudderingly declined the invita
As yet old Colorow can say, “No pent, up
Ute taker contracts my powers.”— Pittsburg
Why can't the duelists of to-day be fair and
square about it and designate as weapons
"Chins, at two miles:I’*—Sashville 1 ’* — Sashville American.
A clergyman who preached in a prison not
many Sundays ago began his discourse with;
“My friends, 1 am glad to see so many of you
here this morning.''—Cedar Rapids Gossip.
Magistrate—Were you ever arrested before?
Prisoner—Once lfore. your honor.
Magistrate— What was the charge?
Prisoner—fen dollars and costs.—Philadel
Ox the Train —Old lady- Conductor, I hope
there ain't going to be a collision.
Conductor—l guess not.
Old lady—l want you to be very keerful. I’ve
rot two dozen eggs in this basket.— Texad Si/t
“John, John, there's a burglar in the house!
I hear him at the cupboard!”
' Where you put that pie?”
"Yes. O. John, where are you going?”
“I'm going down to rescue him.”— Washing
“And so you didn't get elected after all?”
“You should have put yourself in the hands
of your friends.”
"Sc I did. But Sharpley did better He put
his money in the hands of his.”— Boston Tran
Mother—Has Mr. Goslow offered himself
Harriet—No; not yet: but I think he will
soon. Last night he said he was looking
around for a wife, and asked me very particu
larly if 1 thought I could earn enough to venture
to marry on.—Life.
Hunter—Can you tell me what is the funniest
pait of a dog'
Farmer—His tail, I guss It's such a wag.
“No; the funniest part of a dog is his lungs.”
"How do you make that out?”
“THey are the sea; of his pants, don't you
see "- Texas Biftings.
Teacher—Bobby, what do you know about
Bobby (loudly)-Big ships sail on it.
Teacher—And what do they do on the big
ships when the sea runs high in stormy
Bobby—Drink brandy and lemon juice.— Town
"Papa, raise the blind, won’t you?" languidly
requested Maud, as the growing gloom set
tled over the 97th page of “Armaud, the Terri
Papa was snoring mildly, but he managed to
grunt: "On a queeu high? D'ye take me for a
chump?" and the tired spirit was again wafted
into glorious dreamland —Binghamton Repub
"So you call this 'ere tavern ‘a modern hotel
with every convenience, do you?" said Farmer
Furrow to t lie clerk of an uptown hotel.
“We Hatter our selves that this house is emi
nently w orthy of that title," suavely replied the
clerk, with Chesterfleldian courtesy.
“Well, by gosh!" yelled the granger, as he
pounded the counter with his horny fist; “why’n
: bunder don’t you have doughnuts and cider on
the table once u while, anyhow ?’’ — Hotel Mail.
Judge—Of course you have an excuse ready?
Prisoner—l have, your honor. I was full, but
it was for medical purposes. Whisky is good
for snake bites.
Judge -Were you bitten by a snake?
Prisoner—-No, but, your honor, "an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Judge—l sis-, 1 see. But you should have con
fined yourself to the ounce. 1 fine yon $lO for
prescribing medicine without a diploma.—
Look Out for Him Next Year.—Farmer Du
seuhury—Yes, 'J.iza Jane, the Perkinses kinder
k: oeked us oout on summer boarders this year
with that miu'ral spring they fixed up with rock
salt an’ alum, but we're a-goin’ ter git the
eraowd next year, an" don't you fergit it.
'Liza Jane—Haow ’re ye goiu' ter manage it,
Farmer Dusenbury—l'm goin ter have a b’lin’
spring soul in the caow pastur, a haunted room
up in the attic and Washington's headquarters
right here. When "Lijah Dusenbury humps
hisself, b'gosb, ’taint safe ter buck agm’ him.—
It is said that Dean Stanley once offered his
hand to Jenny Lind in marriage.
Lord Cairns will be married to Miss Olive
Berens the first part of December.
Boss Shepherd is one of the most frequent
atnl daring flyers in the Washington annex to
Frances Hodgson Burnett and her two boys
have left England for Italy, where they will
pass the winter. .
J. Randolph Tucker's connection with the
case of the Chicago Anarchists is said to have
hint him a good deal in Virginia.
Scarcely a day goes by that Collector Ma
gone. of New York, does not receive some con
tribution to the "conscience fund.”
Ex-Senator J. J. Patterson, of South Caro
lina, now an eminent citizen of Bloomfield, 111.,
was recently married to a young lady of that
The recently discovered petty cash book kept
by Charles Dickens during his term of service
with Mr. Black more shows that his salary of
18s. fid. a w eek was raised Aug. 1, 18s!8, to 15s. a
Mu Chamberlain is one of the most foppishly
dre-Ni and men in England. His clothes are al
ways new and lierfectl.v fitting. An orchid
adorns his butt nnole, and his gloves are always
light iu hue.
French papers say that M. Wilson will not
get one cent of Papa-in-law Gravy's fortune be
cause of tiie recent disclosures. The bulk of
the fortune will now lie bequeathed to his little
The Duke of Richmond objects to parting
with the annual income of $85,000 which he re
ceives as inheritor of the pension bestowed
upon his infamous ancestress, the Duchess of
Portsmouth, by Charles 11.
Charles Dickens was presented to a man in
Boston a few days ago who ' ipened the conversa
tion by the graceful remark that the son of the
famous novelist is not the man his father was.
The conversation ended just there.
Three of the forty "Immortals” have lately
died iu Paris in rapid succession—Caro, Viel-
Castel, and Cuvillier Fleury. Lesgeps is now, at
Ml, the oldest academician, while the historian.
Nisard, who was elected in 1850, is the oldest
Hon. Benjamin Harris Brewster sold his
great law library to the University of Pennsyl
vania because it was too large for private use,
and he wanted to have It where it would do the
most g,od. He did not dispose of it for financial
reasons, or because of any Intention of retiring
from the practice of bis profession.
It is said that the late Dinah Mulock-Craik
did not dread death: nor, perhaps, was it wholly
unexpected to herself: but when it came her
strong desire to witness the apuroac ing mar
riage of her adopted, daughter caused lier to
murmur, “Oh, it I could live four weeks longer!
But," she added, "no matter—no matter.”
W. E. Crist, of Washington, is now consid
ered Hie fastest amateur bicyclist iu the coun
try. He is not yet SI years of age, and has a
great future before him on "the wheel." During
the past season he has ridden in fifty races, win
ning thirty-eight first priezs, eight second
prizes, dropping out of three handicap races,
and having one serious fail.
Why She Tarried.
From the Philadelphia Sew*.
At a leading summer hotel during the past
season Mrs. D. was among the last guests to
leave, taking her departure only when, with
Sept. 1, the closing ot the hotels became immi
"Why Is this tbusly? 11 asked a friend. “I
thought you were going to Bar Harbor for Au
"Yes." said Mrs. D., ’‘we did talk about it,
but, in the first place we were perfectly com
fortable where we were, and, in the second. I
noticed that everybody who left was duly
picked to pieces by those who remained, so, like
the dove in the fame, I staid to protect my repu
An English Girl’s Blunder.
Fi om the Button Courier.
The blunders of foreign visitors always strike
one as far more droll than they really are. It
tickles the vanity to find intellectual people
making mistakes about matters that to those to
the manner born appear perfectly simple, since
to know so well what causes an -tber to stumble
seems to argue a mcst lofty intellect.
And yet the errors into which strangers fall
are usually logical enough For instance, it
was by no means strange that in a land where
butternuts abound an English girl should make
the mistake which so mightily tickled Boston
ians last winter.
"At what season, 11 she asked innocently, "are
doughnuts ripe? 11
And heartless Americans not only repeated
the question to each other with the greatest
gl*e, but laughed at her therefor openly and un
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Washington Irving Bishop told the other night
a story about Dr. John Brown, who wrote "Rab
and his friends," one of the most delightful of
books. Sir Daniel MacXee, the celebrated pain
ter, had just finished a picture of Mrs. Brown,
the doctor’s wife. They were both old people
then. The picture hud been sent home, and the
doctor and his friends went in to look at it. It
was hanging on the wall, and the old man had
l*en gazing at it for some time in silence. His
nephew, a young man just back from college,
stood by him.
"A fine picture: but don't you think, uncle, it
rath *r flatters the old lady* 1 * be said rather flip
The doctor, without taking his eyes from the
Sieture put out his hand ancl drew the boy to
"My boy," he said, "it Is the truth beautifully
Snifty McGarcrie's Head Shaved.
From the Sew York Sun.
"Say. Sergeant, I want that Eyetallan stuff of
a barlier in North Sixth street arrested.’ 1 said a
youth well known to the Wilhamshurgh police
as Snifty McGarglq of the Dump, as he brought
up on a rush at the desk of the Bedford avenue
"What do you want him arrested for? 11 in
quired Sergeant Reardon.
"What for? for dis; 11 and. pulling hi? hat
from his head, he showed a bare poll from
which the hair had been cut and the scalp
shaved. The barber had left a slight fringe of
hair about his cal's.
While the Sergeant shook with laughter Snifty
told the following story:
"I'd been h'istingiu a little an 1 went to der
stuff ter get fixed. I fell asleep in der chair,
and when he shook me an 1 got sight of myself
the blooming stuff said:
‘Justa you wunta him, eh? and then he said I
had told him I wanted him to cut my hair that
way. Then 1 remembered that I had a dream
while he was working on ine and got thinking of
Father McGlynn, cause I was going to his lec
ture, and the Fyeialian said. ‘Justa hka him, 1
and then he fixed me. Father MeGlynn ain't
bald headed, but the Evetalian said that was the
way all padres had their hair. 11
When Mr. Cleveland was Mayor.
From the Chicago Neu siDem.)
A Chicago man who makes it his business to
follow up the races recalls a little incident that
came under his observation during one of the
trotting meetings at Buffalo, at the time when
President Cleveland was Mayor of that city.
Pat Sheedy, the Chicago sport, was in Buffalo
at the time and, being a man of exceeding good
address, managed to scrape up an acquaintance
with Mayor Cleveland for a purpose which will
presently appear. The Mayor was consider
ably pleased with "Mr. Sheedy 11 who, of course,
was on his best behavior, and tlie acquaintance
rii ened as rapidly as if it had been set under a
glass case out in the sun. Mr. Sheedy sat
around the Mayor's office the better part of two
days, handed out choice cigars, tided to order
up the best of wines and, in short, strove to
make himself as agreeable os possible. Wheu
he thought he had ingratiat*3d himself into the
Mayor's good graces far enough, he drew his
chair close to that of the Executive, laid his
hand familiarly on the Mayor's arm. ami said:
"Mr. Cleveland, will you do me a little favor? 11
*‘l shall l>e glad to do anything I can," replied
"Well, it's this way,’ 1 said Pat. encouraged;
"you see. I came here to run a faro hank during
the races, but the gamblers who live here don't
like it. and are going to try to have me run out
of the town. Now what I want is for you to see
that I’m protected. Will you do it *
The acquaintance was cut off very short.
In the Shadow of Spears.
From the Inter-Ocean.
“Why, this is my friend,” I said, “of whom I am
fond and proud;
This is my friend, whose good name, you say,
rests under a cloud.
"Well,” and I stood up straight, and I looked
him right in the eye;
“Whatever you say of my friend, I know that it
is a lie!”
Back he shrank, like a whipped cur, green eyes
glaring venomous hate;
But 1 laughed at his anger, and scorned his
threats; they had not a feather’s weight.
Oh. he who talks of another, be sure he's the one
The wicked are always envying the beautiful,
good, and strong.
Are always reaching out greedy hands and try
ing to drag them down.
Who by integrity, truth, and right, have won
fair honor's crown.
He who was talked of thus knew not even my
I had never spoke to him. nor touched his hand,
but I loved him all the same.
For I knew of the good deeds he had done, the
good words he had said;
Knew him a brave, true, noble man, tender
hearted, wise of head.
No need to meet God's great hearts to under
stand what they are;
That soul could no more fall from its place than
could heaven's highest star.
Brave benefiter of mankind I my friend, nay, my
brother was lie;
Aud I'd tight f.,r him against all the world, as he
fights for humanity.
Shs Slid Down the Pole.
Prom tMSt. Louis Sunday Sayings.
Nearly every resident of St. Louis has enjoyed
the sight of seeing the tire department horses,
at the stroke of the alarm, run out from their
stalls and take their respective places at the
different vehic es to which they belong.
This is a sight worth witnessing, and one
which never wears out. People may see it
again and again, and yet are always i-eady to
rush to see it again.
Last Tuesday night when the alarm struck at
9 o'clock a large crowd gathered around the
engine house of the “Thirtcens,” on Eleventh
street, near Wash. Among them was a lady
named Mrs. Pipe, who lives on Thirteenth street
and Olive. She was delighted with the scene,
and went into ecstncies when she beheld the
firemen slide down the steel poles like a flash of
lightning and take their places. So enthusi
astic was she that she expressed an earnest and
loud desire to do the act herself. Her friends
who accompanied her seemed shocked at the
peculiar desire of the lady, and argued the pro
priety of the act.
"The idea of you, a lady, attempting such a
thing; it's nonseusifHl," said one.
“1 don't care,” cried Mrs. Pipe, “I can do it
and I will.”
Nobody was more amused at the remark than
the firemen themselves. One or two of them
suggested thut the lady be given a chance to
display her agility. This encouraged Mrs. Pipe,
who is rather a stout, well-formed woman of 30,
and she at once declared herself ready. The
lady was led up-stairs, and grasping the pole,
waited for the gong to strike.
“All ready.” cried one of the firemen, seizing
a hammer to strike the alarm-“one, two,
Ding, ding, went the bell, and down came
Mrs. Pipe, her skirts flying iu the breeze,
It cannot Ite said tliftt the act was well or
gracefully executed, for Mrs. Pipe came with a
thud upon the bard floor lieneath. Her face
v.'.vs flushed. She smiled as she arose from a
sitting position upon the floor.
“I told you 1 could do it,” she said, triumph
antly, but as she walked toward her friends she
limped considerably, A few moments later she
discovered that she was scarcely able to walk,
and had to be assisted home.
At last accounts she was still quite lame, and
when her friends ask her the cause of the sud
den lameness she meekly replies, “Kheuwa
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A Michigan train ran over a fox and killed it
the other day.
New York has erected this year 860 000.000
worth of new buildings.
Leadville, Col., hasn't funds enough to keep
its public schools open, but supports 1,100 sa
It lakes 14,800,000 gallons of oil a year to keep
the lull wavs of Great Britain going, and the cost
is nearly $2, 000,000.
There is a restaurant in liondon where only
those eat who are afflicted with corpulency, the
food being entirely anti-fat.
There are now 23,000 less Irish soldiers in the
British army than there were twenty years ago.
Englishmen have taken their places.
The Bolivar (Tenn.) Bulletin will be given free
one year to the man or woman who will explain
the causes and effects of female beauty.
The Dominion of Canada is in debt to the ex
tent of $228,500,000, fully $39 per head of popu
lation. The Dominion debt has increased
$3,407,699 since June 1.
Rena Brown, a girl of Akron, 0., ran a long
splinter under her finger nail. She pulled it out
herself, and then went into a spasm aud lay ap
parently dead fur four hours.
Twenty five years ago Gallatin county, Ten
netisee, issued $300,000 in bonds. More than
$1,090,000 in interest has since been paid on
them, but the bonds themselves have never
An unenviable experience has been had by
a New Bedford whaler, just heard from in the
Arctic regions, where she has been "frozen in"
for eleven months, with the thermometer part
of the time down to 56° below zero.
The body of a Swiss tourist, who perished
four years ago when ascending one of the peaks
in Canton Valais, has just been found in perfect
preservation, it was completely incased in ice,
which had thus arrested natural decay.
The sales of Denver, Col., real estate for the
first ten months of 1886 amounted to $7,807,-
083 36, and the sales for the first ten months of
1887 were $21,824,800 79, a gain in real estate
sales of $17,017,777 43 for the latter period.
A bill has been passed by the vice regal coun
cil of India for the protection of wild birds. The
chief object of the measure is to check the large
slaughter of certain birds for whose plumage
there is a demand in the European markets.
Shrill cries of ‘‘Oh. mamma! Oh, mamma! 11
brought New Lisbon. Pa., people to a creek to
find, instead of a drowning child. Miss Henrietta
Arter's pet crow complacently practicing his
favorite phrase, picked up from the neighboring
A column of brick masonry, about twenty
feet high, is still standing, overgrown with ivy,
amid a group of fine old trees, on the James
river. It is all that remains of the church
erected by the Jamestown colony early in the
A negro at Eden Station, Miss., on last Satur
day ate twelve boxes of sardines in the space of
thirty minutes and then asked for a box of
potted ham. which was refused him. He says
it is a hard country where a man can't buy
enough to eat with his money.
A young man at Tiffin, 0., courted a young
lady until 1 o'clock in the morning. When he
started to go home he found the door fastened
w ith wires so that he could not open it. When
he tried to crawl out of a window he was
arrested as a burglar and had to be identified
by the girl.
The pocket sewing machine, to introduce
which a company was formed in England, and
shares sold for general investment under a very
glowing prospectus, is now said to lie a failure,
and the manipulators of the company are
charged with deliberately getting up the scheme
to swindle investors.
London appears to be much better fixed in the
matter of school accommodations than most of
the large cities on the other side of the Atlantic.
At the i*ecent reassembling of the School Board
the Chairman. Rev. J. B. Higgle, stated that
"there are now facilities in London for teaching
657,337 children, while there are only 633,058
names on the school rolls. 11
A contingent of the Salvation Army on land
ing at Bombay lately not only announced that
they had definitely adopted Indian dress, but
Indian food. A native paper commenting on
this says: "They then had their first Indian
dinner on rice and curry, which they declared
to be the most delicious dish they had ever
eaten. Our people can learn an infinite deal
from the Salvationists. 11
John Bright recently wrrote a letter in which
he said; ‘I am not in favor of what is called a
Labor party in Parliament. The best reprsenta
tives of industry in jiast time have not been
laborers in the common sense. Mr. Hume was
not a laborer, nor was Mr. Cobden. nor is Mr.
Charles Villers. nor am I. and yet how much
have we and many others done on'liehalf of the
bplk of our laboring population! 11
The native merchants of China are said, to be
inveterate swindlers. A foreign dealer at
Tientsin recently contracted for 1,500 bales of
camel's wool, guaranteed free of dirt and sand.
When the first installment had passed through
the cleaning machine 35 per cent of the gross
weight was found to be sand and gravel,
and. besides that, the w*ool had been wet to
make the dirt stick in and also to make it
Simmons, the well-known American sculptor
at Rome, has just completed a very fine statue
of Longfellow, which is to be erected in
Portland. Me. The poet is represented in a sit
ting attitude, and the likeness is said to be most
admirable. The bronze figure, which if stand
ing would be 10 feet high, is to be placed on a
pedestal of polished red granite, which is to be
12 feet high. The statue will be unveiled at
Portland in May.
It takes nearly 100,000,000 foreign eggs a
month to keep the English in cakes and pud
dings. The matter of the protection of the
English hen from the competition of the pauper
fowls of France has leen thought so serious
that even Gladstone has paid some attention to
it. Experts estimate that the consumption of
eggs in England is 100 a year for every person.
Nearly $15,000,000 is paid every year for the eggs
Imported into the country.
Secretary of State Kelsey of New Jersey
started a fund some months ago for a monu
ment over the grave of Gen. McClellan. He
asked subscriptions only of intimate friends of
the dead soldier, and has received about $7,000.
The grave plot, is too small to admit of the elnb
orate shaft the money would buy, ami as a
larger plot cannot be chosen until Mrs. Mc-
Clellan, who Is in Italy, is consulted, the matter
must rest until her return in the spring.
Grcyere cheese, which has been made by the
farmers of Jura. Switzerland, under a system
hy which each in turn mtde a cheese of the milk
of the whole community given to him every day.
is now made in a factory to which all the farm
ers take their milk, and the product of which is
common property, instead of each cheese l>eing
the individual property of the man who made
it. This makes the cheese more uniform and
of better quality, and increases the farmer’s
A Glamorganshire “baud” recently sent a
jubilee poem to the Queen, which was returned
with the curt information that “it is a fixed
rule that her majesty does not receive poetry.”
This “fixed rule” however, did not prevent tlie
Queen from “graciously accepting” some
verses by a Highland poet, entitled “She Noddit
to Me,” some time ago. Why, therefore, gal
lant little Walts" should have been so ruthlessly
snubbed it is not ersy to understand, and it is
true that there is not another sovereign in Eu
rope who would have been so ungracious to an
An Italian correspondent, writing from
Rome to the Frankfurter ZHtunq. states that
at Castro Giovanni, in the province of Caltani
setta, in Sicily v a lake has become red in color,
and quantities of dead fish have come to the
surface. The inhabitants attribute this to the
influence of lightning that struck the lake It
will he remembered that in the early part of the
year a similar phenomenon was reported of
the Lake of Lugano, which was attributed
to an earthquake that, occurred some days
previously. Castro Giovanni is on the site
of the ancient Euna, associated iu classical
times with the special cult of Ceres and the
legendary scene of the rape of Proserpine.
The daughter of the late William Rippin, the
blind watchmaker of Holbeacb. has written an
account of this remarkable workman. He he
came blind at 28, but instead of being crushed
by this misfortune he became one of the clever
est of blind men. Hisability to clean and repair
clocks, watches, musical instruments, and every
article connected wiib the business was tnil'v
marvelous being able to work as well as before
He generally had 100 watches in the shop for
repairs, some of them being brought from a
distance of 100 to “00 miles. Every watch he
knew by the touch, and every customer by his
voice. Having been a first-rate cricketer, after
his loss of sight he played two single-wicket
h ? tl “ of n 'htch he won. He could play
cards, dominoes, bagatelle, was a musician and
leader of tlie Holbcuch brass baud.
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