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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Special Notices— Turkeys, John Lyons & Cos.;
State anti County Taxes, 1887.
Amusements —“Only a Woman's Heart,” at
Auction Sales— Material for Carpenters,
Plumbers aud Builders Generally, by C. H Dor
sett; Horses. Drag. Furniture, Etc, by J. Mc-
Laughlin & Son.
Steamship Schedule —Ocean Steamship Cos.
Ko-Ko-Nuts—W. D. Simkins * io.
Potatoes— C. M. Gilbert A Cos.
Western Meat and Pkodcce F.xchanob—
Adams A Fleming.
Fish and Oyster Dealer— M. M. Sullivan.
General Commission Merchants— W. W.
Gordon & Ce.; Garnett, Stubbs A Cos.; Geo. W.
Publication —Key West F.vening Call.
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted: For Rent; For Sale;
Photography; Reward; Lunch; Lost; Miscel
Indian summer appears to have departed
from this locality. It was enjoyed while it
Now that George Francis Train has
to Canada it is questionable whether com
mercial union is desirable.
There is a gas case in the Chicago courts
which involves S7,(XX),(XX). This does not in
clude the gas of the lawyers.
The Florida orange crop this season is
small, hut very sweet. Hweet things are
frequently found in small packages.
Sam Small has attacked Munkacsy’s pic
ture of “Christ Before Pilate.” Is there
anything for which Mr. Small has rever
Is Mr. Randall getting ready to do the ob
struction act as soon as the tariff question
is presented in Congress? An interested
public would like to know.
Mr. Perry Belmont is happy. It is re
ported that he is to be offered the place of
.Assistant Secretary of State. The office
does not require a very big man.
Mr. Sparks, who was lately bounced out
of the General Land Office, says that he
feels like a galley slave just released. He
is doubtless accustomed to whistle when he
goes by a graveyard.
So it is proposel to build a big city at
Port R oval! The South Atlantic coast is
dotted with almost forgotten sites of would
fce big cities. Man appears to have little to
do with determining the sites of cities.
We are certain to have another and a
inueh-needed street railroad, even if we
don’t build a big hotel right away. The
more street and other railroads we have the
greater the necessity for a hotel will be.
Ex-Governors are so numerous in New
York city that they no longer attract atten
tion. If a man desire fame, he will have
his desire grutified much more completely
by being an Anarchist or a slugger than a
In another week Atlanta will decide the
question whether she is to be wet or dry for
the next two years. If she is always as
disagreeable v hen she is wet as she was
during the Piedmont fair, she had better
Does the Atlanta Constitution still be
lieve that the “protection leggars” are still
all very rich ? As its editorial expression
apjiears to be largely in the shape of com
munications an answer in that way will not
lie objected to.
It is said that no successor to Mr. Sparks,
ex-Commissioner of the General Ijand Office,
will be named until Mr. Lamar’s successor
is installed in office. It is to be hoped that
whoever succeeds Mr. Sparks will know how
to obey orders.
James J. Belden, of New York, who suc
ceeds Senator Hiscock in the House of Rep
resentatives, is always received with ex
treme politeness at the aristocratic Windsor
Hotel, New York city. The reason 1b that
he owns the hotel.
The appropriations of the John F. Slater
fund to various educatioual institutions in
the South for the year 1887-08 amount to
$40,390. As the appropriations go to about
forty five institutions the amount which
each gets is very small.
A story has lieen sent out from Atlanta
that the colored people of that town are in
dignant because Senator Colquitt attempted
to dictate the appointment of a minister for
one of their churches. The story may be
set down as an invention of the Senator’s
Editor Pulitzer, of the New York World,
continues to attack, by insinuation. Col.
John R. Fellow’s, lately elected District At
torney of that city. That is his way, proba
bly, of getting even with Editor Dana, of
the New York Sun, who keeps telling him
that he must “move on.”
It is said that Miss Susanna Bancroft,
granddaughter of the Historian Bancroft,
engaged herself to the rather ancient M.
le Viconte de Chnunor-Lanzoc to please her
grandfather and quietly married Charles
Carroll, of Maryland, to please herself. A
very sensiblo woman is Mrs. Carroll.
Herr Most, who has so often announced
His willingness to die for the "cause,” dis
claimed the violent ’language attributed to
him by the New York press as soon as he
learned the District Attornoy was consider
ing his case, and then hastened away. It is
evident that the valiant Anarchist is not
anxious to serve another term in the peni
Mr. Atkinson's Suggestion.
Edward Atkinson, of Boston, the political
economist w’hose writings have attracted a
great deal of attention within the last few
years, has made a suggestion looking to the
settlement of the fishery dispute that is
being very generally commented on. It is,
that this country shall purchase the prov
inces of Nova Scotia, Now Brunswick and
Cape Breton. He thinks t hat the Dominion
I of Canada would be willing to part with
! them for $50,000,000. and it may lie that
I they could be obtained for that sum. The
amount would not bo very large for this
I country, whose treasury now contains more
money than the government know’s what to
do with. It would be about equal to the
surplus which is accumulated iu five
The purchase of the provinces would of
course settle the fishery question forever.
There would be need of no more treaties
with regard to it. But it is not certain that
this country wants the provinces. Before
public sentiment could be settled on that
point there would have to be a great deal
of discussion. There is much to lie said in
favor of Mr. Atkinson’s suggestion and
much against it. The question is a large
one, and would present many phases if it
were to bo seriously considered.
The reason that Mr. Atkinson places the
amount at $50,000 000 is this: The debt of
the Dominion of Canada is now about $.50
for each inhabitant. A great part of
this was contracted in building the Cana
dian Pacific Railway, which will not per
haps pay running expenses in the next
quarter of a century. The provinces which
Mr. Atkinson proposes to purchase contains
about 1.000,000 inhabitants, and they are
benefltted very little by this railway. The
$50,000,000 is their portion of the
public debt, and that sum would enable
Canaria to complete the railway, and keep
it in running order until it would pay ex
penses. Therefore Mr. Atkins on thinks that
Canada would be glad to entertain his
But as far as the fishery question is con
cerned could not that be settled by a com
mercial union, or a treaty of reciprocity ?
From 1854 to 1868 this country had a treaty
of reciprocity with Canada, and there was
then no trouble between the two countries,
about the fisheries or anything else. As
soon as that treaty ended the fishery trouble
Mr. Atkinson points out that we could
very well afford to admit Canadian fish free
even if we derived no other benefit from a
commercial union, although we should re
ceive other and greater benefits. The
value of fish annually imported from Canada
is about $2,250,000, and the import tax
amounts to something like $500,000. The
only people benefited by the tax are a few
owners of fishing vessels at Gloucester and
Portland, and they employ New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia fishermen. The people of
New’ England, who are the main consumers
of the fish, have to pay the import tax. The
removal of the tax, therefore, would
benefit hundreds of thousands of peo
ple, while its retention benefits only a few.
The advocates of the doctrine of protection,
however, would doubtless claim that the
tax ought to be retained even though those
injured wore a thousand t imes as numerous
as those benefited. Mr. Atkinson calls at
tention to the fact that the value of the
eggs imjiorted into this country from
Canada annually is as great as that of the
fish. The eggs, however, are not taxed,
and he does not see why fish should be.
The farmers of this country who supply the
market with eggs are just as mu' h entitled
to protection as the few fishermen of Port
land and Gloucester. Mr. Atkinson makes
a good many other points in discussing his
suggestion, all of which are very pertinent
Herr Most and Bomb Distributors.
It is a source of satisfaction that Herr
Most, the loud-mouth Anarchist of Now
York, has been locked up, and stands a very
good chance of being sent to the peniten
tiary for a year. The charge against him
is that at a meeting a few nights ago he
made a speech that, was calculated to incite
a riot. He knew that he had violated the law,
and immediately secreted liimself. Believing
that the police did not intend to molest him
he returned to his office. He was mistaken
in Ilia calculations about the police. They
had been watching for him, and arrested
him as soon as they could place their hands
upon him. If he goes to the penitentiary he
should be given such work as anil make him
very careful not to get into the clutches of
the law again.
Liberty does not mean license, and free
speech does not mean the right to incite un
thinking men to destroy property and com
mit murder. If Herr Most cannot conduct
himself as a law-abiding and order-loving
citizen he ought to be put where he will
have to conduct himself in accordance with
well established and rather rigid regula
tions, and where he will not have a chance
to do anybody harm or to urge others to
There is a lawless element in the country
that must be dealt with in a way to impress
it with the fact that the law is going to lie
enforced. Since the hanging of the four
Anarchists in Chicago dynamite bombs
have been found in different pat ts of the
country. The finding of one ou the City
Hall steps in St. Joseph, Mo., was men
tioned in our dispatches yes
terday, ami accounts of the
finding of others have appeared
in the newspapers. These bomhs indicate a
disposition to create uneasiness in the public
mind on the part of those who sympathize
with the Anarchists. They are very care
ful, however, to keep their identity hidden.
If anv of them are caught, and some of
them will bo sooner or later, it is pretty cer
tain that they will be shown no more mercy
than is shown to a horse thief in the far
The effort to enforce the Sunday law in
Philadelphia is meeting with considerable
opposition, as was to be expected. Even
when keepers of saloons are arrested and
inmates of the'r places summoned ns wit
nesses, it is found hard to obtain a convic
tion. The Philadelphia Preis says: ‘lt is
astonishing how many people went up the
back alleys of taverns last Sunday to look
at horses, to light their pipes or to visit
friends, and not less astonishing how uhnost
universally the tavern-keepers withstood all
persuasions to sell liquor ou that day. To
buy or sell a drink on Sunday is a statutory
offense; to tell n lie on the wit.ne s-stand is
a moral crime.’’
Capt. Black, who gained considerable
notoriety from the fact that he appeared ns
counsel for the Chicago Anarchists and
afterward accepted a nomination on the
Socialistic ticket for a judicial position, has
paid dearly for his experience. It is re
ported he lost <ind,oOO by his connection with
Parsons and his followers.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1887.
The Outlook in France
Tiie clouds which have been gathering in
France for 9ome time are becoming more
threatening. The Oaffarel scandal, which
seemed at first to be a small affair and one
that would be quite easily dis]iosed of, has
assumed immense proportions. M. Wilson,
the son-in-law of President Grevy, who is
charged with being a party to the scandal,
is to be prosecuted on the charge
of having realized vast sums
of money from the sale of the decoration of
the Legion of Honor and of goveißunent
contracts. Prom the evidence against him
which has found its way into the public
prints there is not much reason to doubt
that he will lie found guilty. President
Grevy has used bis influence to the utmost
to protect him. Indeed, the whole influence
of the government was used to prevent an
investigation and prosecution, but without
When President Grevy found that his
son-in-law was implicated in the scandal he
should have demanded for him an investi
gation at once. Being at the head of the
government he could not afford to take
sides against the Stato. That is exactly
what he did do, however, and of course he
quickly lost whatever influence he possessed.
His feelings were stronger than his sense of
duty, and the consequence is that he will
have to resign, if he has not already doneso.
The wisest statesmen of France must view
the situation of affairs in their country with
gloomy feelings. The contending factions
will make it difficult to establish a strong
government if President Grevy resigns. In
fact, it is apparent that the present govern
ment is by no means strong. What the
immediate future has in store for the nation,
no one can predict with any degree of cer
\\ ar with Germany is bound to occur
sooner or later, and it may occur very soon.
Ihe wishes of the Emperor and Bismarck
are for peace, but all the indications are
that the Emperor cannot live long, and his
eldest son is afflicted with an incurable dis
ease, which may cause his death within a
few months. The young man who will then
become Emperor posseses a warlike dispo
sition, and is extremely anxious for a war
with France. He would quickly find a way
to provoke a conflict with that country.
It is clear that France is not in a condi
tion for war. She lacks harmony in her
counsels, and is heavily loaded with debt.
The Caffarel affair justifies the suspicion
that corruption exists in all departments of
her government. This being her condition,
what chance would she have in a contest
with Germany? Her soldiers would lack
spirit, and her Generals an incentive to do
all that could be done to save her. If Ger
many is triumphant in another war with
France, the latter will not bo loft in a condi
tion to threaten war again in a quarter
of a century. It is not strange, therefore,
that the thinking men of France view the
nation’s affairs with alarm.
Gov. Lee and the Vice Presidency.
Gov. Lee, of Virginia, has been frequent
ly mentioned for Vice President on the
Democratic ticket, and it is probable that
if the South were to insist upon it he would
lie nominated. AVith the possible exception
of Gov. Gordon, of this State, he is the most
widely known and most, popular of the
Southern Governors. He is a man of ability,
and knows how to make and retain friends.
He was asked a day or two ago what he
thought of the talk about himself in connec
tion with the office of Vice President. He
answered that he had not given it much
conside ation, and that lie was not looking
in the direction of either the Vice Presi
denev or the United States Senate, He had
no other ambition, he said, than to dis
charge satisfactorily the duties of his pres
He said it was rather curious, however,
that the South was expected to vote for anv
Northern man for President or Vice Presi
who might be proposed, ns it had been
doing for the last twenty years, without
expressing any preference or indicating a
desire to exercise a controlling voice in
selecting a ticket. He said that it was too
much to expect that this state of affairs
would continue, but that he was satisfied
that the National Democratic Convention
next year would do what was best for all
As the Democratic ticket depends chiefly
"lion the Sout h for its success it would seem
to be only fair that the South should have a
very potent voice in lecting it. The South
has plenty of statesmen who are well
qualified for either Piesident or Vice Pis?si
dent, and while it might not be advisable at
present to select a candidate for President
from the South there is no verv weighty
reason why the candidate for Vice President
should not be a Southern man.
As Gov. Lee says, for twenty years the
South has not attempted to control the de
cisions of the national ernventions. It has
simply said to the Democratic party of the
North that it had so many electoral votes
which would be cast for the Democratic
nominees if they were good men. The
Northern Democrats have made the ticket
and the Southern Democrats have furnished
most of the electoral votes it has received.
At the next national convention tlio
North will not be asked to name a candi
date for President, because the party,
North and South, has determined to nomi
nate Mr. Cleveland, but a candidate fov
Vico President will have pi be chosen. It
is not improbable that the South will again
let the North make the choice though it
would seem to be but fair that the South
should be asked to do so. However, the
South is growing in wealth ami influence,
and by 1892 will be in a position to have
a good deal to say with respect to the can
didates for both President and Vice Presi
The Right Honorable Joseph Chamber
lain, the British member of the Fishery
Commission, lias points and they are prom
inent enough to attract attention. The
New York Sun savs that he is “ono of the
most peculiar of the thousands of peculiar
folks who have feasted in Deliuonico’s
great dining hall. He sat through the long
dinner of the Chamber of Commerce on
Tuesday night and listened to the flow of
oratory, and not the faintest indication of a
smile or evon interest flitted over his clear
cut features. Secretary Fairchild tried to
engage him hi conversation, and Mr.Depew,
his next neighbor, seemed disposed to make
things pleasant for the stranger. Mr.
Chamberlain, with his gold-rimmed
monocle stuck in the right eye, would show
momentary interest in the courtesy of his
two neighbors and relapse into the frozen
state. He giured straight ahead like a
soldier on dross parade. He spoke, of course,
, an ‘English, ycr-kuaw’ accent, and in
his speech of 13,000 words only two forlorn
and unprotected (>erio<ls were accommodated
with standing room. It was a speech of
Get Rid of Both.
From the yew York Tribune (Rep.)
The next time Mr. Carney meets McAuliffe
let him carry out his intention of worrying him
first and killing him afterward, and when he
gets through with his work let the spectators
treat Mr. Carney in the same way. The civi
lized portion of this community would not ob
ject to a summary disposition of the two brutes.
Senator Sherman Called to Task.
From the Norfolk Virginian (Dem.)
What's the matter with Senator Sherman?
In a recent letter to the New s'ork Chamber of
Commerce, he declares tliat "the enormous de
velopment of our internal industry has'now
made it necessary to seek foreign markets for
our surplus productions. ’* What becomes of the
shut-out theory of protection? Does he propose
to exclude foreign manufacturers from Ameri
can markets and yet expect free trade rules for
the products of this country? He will wind up
himself not long hence.
From the New York Star (Dem.)
Why Mr. Chamberlain should have been made
a feature of the Chamber of Commerce dinner,
to tne annoyance of many of the guests is a
puzzle, ft is true that he made a clever speech.
It is his ability as a bright speaker that has
made him so valuable as an article of political
merchandise to the Tory government. What
he had to say about the Canadian question was
well enough In its way, but when this pervert to
Toryism announced himself as a Radical and
Democrat to an Ameriean audience he deserved
rebuke for attempting to inqiose upon the
credulity of his auditors,
They put tacks in a carpet to keep it down,
but they put tax on tobacco to keep it up.
Strange, isn't it?— Yonkers Statesman.
The man who has an expensive health-lift
fitted up in his bedroom seldom gets up muscle
enough to bring up the family coal— Wakefield
Citizen and Banner.
Scientists say that the savage has a more
acute sense of sms'll than civilized people.
When two savages get together how they must
suffer Boston Transcript.
The Alta California, of San Francisco, says
that the future Mrs. Senator Hawlev has a red
head. That settles Joseph. No red headed girl
and dark horse go together.— New York World.
Now that M. Wilson, son-in-law of President
Grevy, has officially left the Elyses, all fears
that he would pawn that palace and escape
with the proceeds have been allayed.— New York
Countryman (in gallery of Stock Exchange
to wife) —Some o' them seats down their, Marlar.
cost 'bout $20,000 apiece.
Wife—Mercy me! Why don't they set down
on ’em, then ’ —.Vew York Sun.
■Teems (high muek-a-muek to H. R. H.)—Two
H’merican gents b’outside. you Roy’l ’lglmess.
H. R. H.—Names. Jeems?
.Teems—Mr. Gould an' Mr. Sullivan.
H. R. H.—Tell Mr. Gould that I’ve gone to the
Highlands, and show Mr. Sullivan .in.— New
At the Zoo.—The keeper gave the lion a large
piece of meat.
Poet—Does he get that, often?
Keeper—He gets it regularly twice a day.
Poet (with claspnl hands)—What a boon it
would lie If I could only get a position as lion
here.— From the German.
A Sharp Traveler. Train Robber (on Texas
express >—Shell out now, quick.
Passemrer—All my money is in this satchel.
“All in silver dollars! Keep it, We ain't no
draymen.— Omaha World.
“Married or unmarried?" anked the Judge of
a female witness.
“Unmarried just a few minutes ago,” was the
"A few minutes ago? What do you mean?
“Just what I say. Got my divorce papers.
That unmarried nie.”— Pittsburg Dispatch.
“Franklin." said the professor, who was
about to introduce Prof. Morse to the alumni of
a Western college- “Franklin drew the light
ning from heaven and controlled its power to
harm, but it was left to Prof. Morse, gentlemen,
to—(puzzled to know exactly what he should
sav’—itlwos left to Prof. Morse, gentlemen, to
reduce it to a horizontal position."— Hartford
John Radcliffe. the well-known English
flutist, was recently visiting a country town,
where he met a quaint old w oman who was gaz
ing intently at a cheap print representing the
Virgin, with St. Elizabeth on the one hand anti
St. Joseph on the other, and the inscription
"Are Maria" underneath. "Of course, you un
derstand that?” asked Radcliffe, seeing the old
lady appeared puzzled.
“O, yes,” was the reply, “I know’ all about
that. The man is axing the ’ooman in the mid
dle will he 'are her. and she is saying as how,
bein’ married erself, she can’t, but won’t he
The Telephone Cat.—
Though most of the eats on the back-yard fence
Belong to the self same choir.
And faithfully call ami caterwaul,
“Maria! Maria! Maria!"
There's one that shouts above all the rest.
At any hour that suits him be.st,
In a strangely human, familiar tone,
As if he called through a telephone,
"Hello? Hollo! Hello!"
His voice we have learned to know:
And whenever we hear it we say: “That’s that
Detestable nuisance—the telephone cat!”
Mas. Chcrchill Joddreu. a cousin of Lord
Randolph Churchill, a lieautiful and accom
plished heiress, is about to seek glory on the
professional stage. She will begin her hr,limit ■
i t career as Lulu in “Forbidden Fruit’' at the
Alexander Theatre, Liverpool, Eng.
Ur. H. T. Helmbold. the once famous patent
medicine man, who made an immense fortune
out of his btiehu. has been consigned to Belle
vue Hospital New York, having been arrested in
the street helplessly intoxicated. His extrava
gancies dissipated his fortune many years ago.
Ex Gov. Exoi.ish is a remarkably well-pre
served man for ins years. He is nearly 75. and
does not, look a day over (10. He is a man of
great wealth, and began life at the carpenter's
bench, ills election as Governor of Connecti
cut in |S67, when he beat Joe Hawley, broke the
line of Republican victories in Northern States.
Miss Fringes E. Wii.i-aro. President of the
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union,
claims to have visile 1 every town in the United
Srates of 10,010 population, and most of those
of 5,000, organizing branches of the association
to which she lias devoted her life. For ten years
she has delivered on an average one sjieech a
Those who knew Gov. Cornell in the old days
of his political ambitions ami successes are de
lighted with the change in his manner. Then
he was taciturn, almost severely gloomy, at
t imes positively repelling approach. Prosperity
seems to have changed all this. He is now one
of the most affable and genial of men. demo
cratic in his meeting with everybody, and seems
keenly to relish fun. Be'ides, he seems to have
fancied Senator Evarts' habit of wearing shott
ing bad hats, as if he bad become so attached to
a head covering that he hated to paid with it.
>lts Edith A. Horner, who was recently
married to Senator Hawley, of Connecticut,
has been in this country but three years, she
came from London to teach American girls
avhat little they knew about skilled nursing,
and has made countless friends. She is about
SO years old, but in consequence of her active
life she does not look so old. She comes of a
line old English country family. Her father
was a prosperous country squire with a large
estate, and her oldest brother is now a Justice
of the Peace. Her brotlier-in law, Mr, Vaezey,
is the lord of the manor.
It is a sight to see Gen. Husted make his
rounds in the ticinity of the Graud Central de
pot. New York, before he goes home each night.
Ho conies up on an elevated car, and rushes in
to see Chauncey M. De|)ew. Then he hobs out
and skips across the street to see Gen. James in
the Lincoln bank. He whispers into James'ear,
and then scurries across the street to hud ex-
Marshal Payne at the Grand Union. He talks
two minutes to Pavne. winks at him, and then
flies around the corner to the Harlem depot.
Here he has a chance to catch Judge Robertson.
More winks anl whisperings. Then he dodges
away like a hoy playing huu; and seek and in
two minutes is aboard a Peeksklll train, with
hiss|iectacles over bis nose, reading the evening
papers, ar.d he never seems to get tired.
Tut death is announced from Venice of Baron
Haileidstch, a fervent believer in spiritualism
and tlie author of several books on that subject.
Me turned his back upon Vienna four years ago
indignant at the treatment which a certain
American medium hnd received at the hands of
the Archdukes Rudolph and John. Itwili be
recollected that by a clever contrivance they
closed a door by pulling two strings, and there
by caught a very substantial ghost in socks and
gray cassock, covering an evening dress. Baron
HaUeuhach, a devout believer in tho manifesta
tions. was playing soft music on the piano at
the time. When the Archduke John published
a pamphlet throwing light upon these interest
ing feats, the Baron wrote an indignant reply
and then went to St. Petersburg. There he
found sympathetic friends in M. Aksakoff the
Councillor of the .State, aad other ardeut die
tables of spiritualiiuu.
No More Watching and Waiting.
From the Argosy.
To-night as I walk on the lonely shore.
And list to the mournful surge's beat,
1 think of the music that falls ou your ear,
Of the beautiful blossoms that lie at your feet.
And 'tis joy to know that no grief of mine
Can darken a brow so bright and fair;
Yet I sometimes fancy my spirit can feel
A gleam from the glorious radiance there.
A boat will lie shortly on yonder wave,
The boatman be drawing toward the shore;
His call of warning I soon shall hear,
Aud the soft, low splash of his ready oar.
He will bear me safely, his arm is strong,
Till the walls of the golden gate I see; .
And when I reach it your task is done.
There is no more watching and waiting for me.
The Biggest Supremo Court Justice.
J'Yom, the Heio York Graphic.
Justice Horace Gray, of the Supreme Court of
the United States, has just gone back to Wash
ington after a quiet week at the Brunswick. He
is a great strapping, broad-faced, bald-headed
man, without the slightest evidence about
him of the Massachusetts Puritanism,
from which he sprang. He is the cham
pion bon-vivant of the court, and by long
odds the most companionable and genial man,
not excepting Stanley Matthews, on the Su
preme bench. Before be was appointed to his
present place he was in the highest court of
Massachusetts, aud many a sudden shock he
used to give grave old Judge Ames and the now
Seen*tar. of War Endicott, who were on the
bench with him. He had a way of putting his
judicial decisons that hardly comported with
the views of the solemn-faced old boys who were
his associates, and he has brought the custom
with him to the Supreme bench. Able, broad
minded and widely read in law and literature,
he is one of the brightest men that have ever
done honor to the great tribunal of which he is
How the Battle Was Won.
Chauncey M. Depew told the following story
in New York city the. other day:
In my early career before I became Interested
in my wife and would not look at any other girl,
or before she knew me wed enough to be jeal
ous of the other girls, I went out
one evening to call upon the
r rettiest young lady in the village. When
got there I found a young man from New
York with a Crony & Lent suit, and with all the
latest metropolitan stories and graces, and
knew that as a simple countryman I was gone.
I looked at Mr. Fifth Avenue with animosity,
and Mr. Fifth Avenue looked at me with con
tempt. Subsequently her father came in to
meet Mr. Fifth Avenue, and then I re
membered that the old Captain had a theory
showiug how Napoleon might have won the
battle of Waterloo. He bad told it to me a
hundred times, and I said: “Captain. Mr. Fifth
Avenue never heard how Wellington might
have been defeated at Waterloo;” and Mr. Fifth
Avenue, not kuowin" what was in store for
him, asked the Captain to tell the story. I had
two of the most delightful hours I had ever
passed in my life up to that time with the young
lady in the back room, and, when I,came out.
Mr. Fifth Avenue lay paralyzed on the sofa, aud
the Captain had just gotten down to the charge
of Marshal Ney and the Imperial Guard.
How She Reads the Paper.
From the Chicago Journal.
Did you ever notice how a woman reads a
paper? She always begins by looking for a
marriage notice. Then their monologue runs
something like this; "I don’t see it” (reading
the I leadings). "It is Nip and Tuck Now;” no
that's between the type-setters and their union.
•Explosions of Natural Gas;' that's not it either.
‘A bride from the Chippewas;’ well, the bride
we want is blue-blooded but not red-skinned;
though, as the Irish girl said. They say the
rale Amerikins do be red.’ 'A One Day Circus;’
that’s not it, though it might well be.’ ’An
Important Treaty;’ nor that, O here! ‘A
Grewsome Gathering.’ Oh, no: that's about
cemetery suiierinten.leuts, after all. 'Kashi >n
Notes—The Raglan is the wrap of the passing
moment.’ O, is it? Well, when any moment
passes me wrapped in a raglan, you bet 1 11
seize that moment. Here it is at last. ’Result
of a Combine.’ Queer wav to put it. Gracious!
that’s about sugar. A Costly Blunder’—that’s
frank, anyhow. O, that's about registration.
‘No New Trial for Them.' Guess there will be—
in the divorce court. However, that's about the
Anarchists. ’Wife Murder.’ Of course. ‘A
Rejected Lover Kills His Girl.’ What a nice
thing it is to be a woman nowadays! If you
marry, your husband kills you—if you don't
marry, your lover murders you. 'Social
Events.’ Here it is at last, 'Golding and Bright. ’
Lovely and accomplished bride. Of course,
every bride is that. Nothing said about her two
previous engagements. Groom, prominent
citizen. Exactly. No mentiou made of his late
divorce, though, Well, newspapers only give
news, I suppose. The wedding is news, but the
other facts wouldn’t be.”
A Glimpse of Roscoe Conklins:.
i'Vom the Richmond Times.
By the way, I saw Senator Conkling in New
York this week. He is hale and hearty, and he
weighs twenty-five pounds more than he did
when he left the United States Senate His
golden locks have, however, turned to siiver,
and the curl which hangs over his forehead is as
white as the driven snow, I caught only a
glimpse of him, but it seemed to me that he had
lost some of the dudish airs he affected at
Washington, and he was, though well dressed,
more carelessly attired than I have ever seen
him. He wore a rough, blue sack-coat, and his
head was crowned with a military slouch. He
coins, I understand, from SfiO,OUO to SIOO,OOO
yearly, but he mourns, I doubt not, for the flesh
pots of politics. No statesman who has had the
adulation showered upon him which has fal.en
to the lot of Senator Conkling can be content
with the humdrum life of a lawyer. The
almighty dollar is a god which fails to sat
isfy such men, and Conkling’s friends hope that
some occasion will thrust him again into the
swim. He has only one chance, so ex-Postmas
ter General Crosswell says, of becoming a po
litical leader. This chance would arise should
some great issue come before the country, and
Conkling, by his wonderful eloquence, lie noted
as its leader. This issue would iiave to he a
striking one, and one which would swallow up
persons in principles. A war with Great Britain
or some other power might furnish such a
chance, and the people becoming infatuated
with their side of the struggle, again make a
hero of their leader, Lord Rosooe. It is won
derful how Conkling s friends stick to him, and
1 have been surprised in traveling over the
United States to find how widely scattered are
Ins admirers. They say they would support
him for President if he were nominated to-day,
and they proclaim with all his abilities he is the
honestest statesman in the country. It is true
be has failed once, but his friends claim that he
did not want to return to the Senate, and that
he resigned for good.
The Boy About Town.
From the New York Tribune.
It is in the evening at balls that the boy
about town reaches the apex of his glory.
There is no mistaking him then —languid, weary,
with heavy drooping lids and hair shining like
his patent-leather pumps, he leans against the
door-post and views with cold lark-lustre eyes the
budding beauties and blossomed belles. He has
a friend to support him through this weary
evening-a rosy, dimpled, baby-faced friend—
from whose [lockets g< dd chains emerge, vanish
ing darkly beneath bis waistcoat, and on whose
fingers gleam rings galore. A ni.uing beauty
floating past them in a mist of tulle, from waich
her slender waist emerges, widening with a
graceful sweep into her bare and gleaming
shoulders says airily to her partner: “Why,
those two pretty little boys ought to have been
in bed long ago.'’
The boys hoar her, but they never flinch. The
soul of the boy about town must soar above
petty slights—perhaps in time he gets used to
them. They look after her with lazy interest,
and one says loudly, for even a boy must have
his revenge: “Used to be a corking fine girl
about five years ago.” Presently, mnida crowd
of black coats and obsequious bowing heads, a
popular married belle drifts into view—a jolly,
dainty UtUe lady, with fuzzy blonde hair, a
plump, satiny neck, and arched black eye
brows under her flaxen lKing Hither the strong
contrast of her eyenrows and hair, or the bird
like motions of her head, recall a ratnous opera
bouffe singer. She is very vivacious, lias a very
small waist and a reputation for saying gay
little things in a gay little way, extremely fasci
nating Now, if there is one thing the boy
loves as Tommy loves a lark it is a married
belle who is in the fashion.
When the boy about town tries to penetrate
Into her notice he finds the atmosphere arctic,
He tries to push his way between the surround
ing men, but they suddenly dose up shoulder to
shoulder, and block him out. Then lie goes
around the phalanx, and finds himself close to
the lady, who, however, has her back turned
toward him, as she laughs with the semi-circle
of men. She doesn't see him, and goes on talk
ing. He can see the long black gloves drawn
up over her plump pink arms, the dear little
feathery curls which turn down on the nape of
her neck, the clasp of her diamond necklace,
the loose, crimned hair drawn tip into shining
coils on top of her head, with aflufTof murabout
feathers set hewitchingly on one side. As she
pauses he says softly, in his best and drowsiest
manner: “Good evening, Mrs. Marabout;
charmed to see you. Can’t t have a dance*'
"O, dear boy. Is that von*” she savs. glancing
at him over her shoulder with laughing inso
lence; "how pretty you look, I)o you kuow,
I'm awfutly thirsty, and i know vou’rc dying to
get me a gloss of water like a sweet, good boy.”
All the surrounding men laugh wickedly,
and the charmer laughs up into their faces
with tilted chin sod sparkling eves.
ITEMS OP INTEREST.
A coppkr (Sin in his pocket turned aside a
bullet tired at t California lad by a highway
The recent death of Mrs. Polly Ford, of Mil
ford, Conn., reduces the numlier of living cen
tenarians in Connecticut to eleven.
Annie Nelsn, aged S years, has just arrived
at her aunt’s Is me in Montague, Mich., having
traveled all tht way from Denmark alone.
The annual etodus of Chinamen, anxious to
take part in the New Year festivities in their
own land, has aready set in. A recent steamer
from San Francsco for China had more than
800 Celestials as passengers.
E. Hunnewell, of Cincinnati, has just been
expelled from tht Garfield Club in that city for
two reasons. Ht declared on election day that
Jefferson Davis vas a better patriot than Gov.
Fm-aker, and alst yoted the straight Democratic
A company with $2,000,000 capital has been
formed in Baltimore to trade between that city
and the Congo coast of Africa, and to carry the
mails. The company expects to furnish passage
to numbers of colored people desiring to emi
gate to Africa.
Calvin H. Schivily, of Philadelphia, is in
hard luck. He carried all his savings in a belt
strapped around his body for twenty-five years
until be had accumulated $5,000. Then he put
the whole amount into a business venture along
with two newly-made acquaintances, and lost it
Preparations are nearly completed for light
ing the Hoosac tunnel in Massachusetts with
electricity. Over 1,300 incandescent lamps will
be used. They will be placed at a distance apart
of 20 feet, and an equal number erected on each
side of the tunnel. The Westinghouse alternat
ing system will be used.
The Parkersburg (W. Va.) Sentinel states that
it has private Information to the effect that
Senator Faulkner will be seated without oppo
sition, except from Mr. Lucas. A number of
Renubi ican Senators have expressed an opinion
favorable to Senator Faulkner's unquestioned
right to the seat, and will vote for him.
A citizen of Topsfleld, Mass., was greatly
startled the other night when a tall white figure
loomed up in front of him on a lonely road. He
kept his senses, however, and investigated, and
what might have been a first-class ghost proved
to be an insane woman who had escaped from
the Danvers asylum. The citizen at once took
her back to the institution.
Probably the oldest man in Massachusetts,
who voted at the recent election, was Ezekiel
Peabody of Ipswich. Mr. Peabody will be 100
years old on June 13, next. He did not b tend
to vote but upon request of his Republican
friends, who had urgent need of him and more,
he went on foot and unaided except, by his cane
acquitted himself as in the days of young
Branford. Conn., has a genuine “wild girl.”
Her name is Lizzie Hearn. She is insane and
was placed in the Middletown asylum, from
which she was released four months ago. Soon
afterward she disappeared, and ten days later
was found by hunters in a swamp near Bran
ford. She was taken home, but two days after
ward escaped to the woo Is again, and was there
at last accounts wandering in the swamps.
An application for a charter for the Mary J.
Drexel Home and Mother House of Deaconesses
has been applied for in Philadelphia. The build
ings are to l>e of stone, and very massive. The
objects of the home will be the reception and
support of worthy aged couples and
aged single men and women of German birth
or descent, and for the religious instruction of
deaconesses, who shall be members of the Lu
Senator Cameron, Capt. Rogers, and others,
who have been traveling by special car in the
West, recently side tracked the coach and drove
to a neighboring ranch. While they were away
a gang of drunken cowboys surrounded t he car,
lassoed the conductor and the three colored
servants, and when the Senator and his com
pany came up stopped their horses and t hreat
cried all soils of things It required considerable
diplomacy to induce them to go away without
first riddling the coach with pistol balls and
having “more fun with the coons.”
California has some big orchards, and the
largest is in the Suisun valley, and is owned by
A. T. Hatch, President of the California Fruit
Union Mr. Hatch has 200 acres in pear trees,
180 in peaches, 70 in apricots, 10 in nectarines.
210 in almonds. 40 in cherries, 100 in plums and
prunes, besides 40 acres of currants and goose
berries nnd hundreds of lemon and orange
trees. Of these acres, 300 bore fruit this season
to the amount of 2,000 tons, which brought the
owner SIOO,OOO. He calculates that when the
whole orchard is in full bearing it will produce
8,000 tons of fruit, worth $400,000.
A few days after the reoent rich strike was
made in the Black Queen mine, near Gunnison,
Col., D B. Fowler, who had a lease and bond on
the claim, prepared to ship ore. Mrs. Ellen
Jack, one of the owners of the mine, went there
just as a pack train was starting with a load of
ore, and drawing a pistol, ordered the men to
leave the mineral. They obeyed, and then swore
out a warrant for her arrest, charging her with
assault with intent to kill. After a throe davs’
trial Mrs. Jack was acquitted, the Judge hold
ing that Fowler had no right to the ore, and
that she had a right to defend her property.
It appears from the results of the tests made
at Christiania, Norway, that the De Bange gun
is likely to prove a powerful rival of the famous
Kropp weapon. The former guns have a caliher
of 8.4 centimeters, and the number of shots
fired, amounting to 1,000, have not effected the
smallest trace of extension, the diameter,
measured before and after the 1,000 shots,
agreeing to a hundredth part of a millimeter.
The accuracy and range of the firing have also
been entirely satisfactory. Some minor draw
backs in connection with the gun carriage and
the regulating screws, both of which suffered
somewhat from the powerful recoil, have been
removed, and those now used have stood the
last 600 round* without the least hitch.
B. A. Bartlett, of Randolph, is a
remarkable rifleman. In a recent exhibition
of his skill, he is said to have hit a common
white bean at a distance of twenty-five yards,
holding his rifle in various positions. He also
hit a postal card that was set up edgewise.
Using a 32-calibre ball, he shot through a 32-
ealibre pistol barrel, the bullet splitting oti a
knife-blade on the further end of the revolver
barrel, and each half of the bullet breaking an
egg. He ignited a parlor match held by a per
son at the target stand, knocked the ashes f ■ om
cigars, and concluded by shooting a bean from
the nose of a friend, who had sufficient confi
dence in his skill to permit the attempt. All
these remarkable shots are vouched for by rep
A 9-year old Eagleville, Conm, boy was be
lated at Coventry, several miles from his home,
the other night, and, being afraid to go home
in the dark, put his Yankee wits to work. Pretty
soon a doctor of the place was informed by a
small boy that a well known citizen of Eagle
ville was very ill with typhoid fever, and want
ed hint to come to him immediately. The doc
tor said he'd go after supper, and asked the lad
to Join him at the table. The bov did so, and
soon after was snugly tuck 'd by the side of the
doctor in his carriage and rolling homward.
When they arrived at the house of the alleged
sick man the boy scrambled out, and the doctor
followed and knocked at the door. The citizen,
himself, in usual health, opened it. He hadn’t
been sick, and hadn't sent for the doctor. Then
they looked for the hoy. They couldn’t find
him. He had had his supper and ride homo
and was well out of the way.
The Constitution of the State of Pennsylvania
provides that there shall be no discrimination
in charges made by transportation companies.
Senator Emery, of McKean county, in that
State, who has been fighting the Standard Oil
Company for years, was compelled to ship his
oil through the Standard oil pipes. His linn re
cently constructed pipes of its own to the Penn
sylvania railroad, and it has been shipping its
oil to tide-water in the cars of that company
Senator Emory having discovered that the rail
road was allowing u rebate to the Standard (>il
people, has no* brought a suit against it for
sl9i .000, which he claims is due his company
for drawbacks. The suit is of unusual interest
and it involves the testing of the construction
of a law which, if construed in Senator Emery’s
favor, will enable certain oil and other shippers
to recover from $1,500,0CX) to 000,0(10.
James Pays, the novelist, says: “One of my
favorite theories is that archery Is a fraud, and
its feuts the invention of the historical novelist.
It is idle to suppose that if any great excellence
could really be arrived at with the bow and
arrow It would have been demonstrated either
at the Crystal palace or the Aquarium. There
is no advertisement that could be compared
with 'Feats with the Old National Weapon of
England,' if it could really be got to hit with ac
curacy anything smaller than a ti-foot target
Who would go to see a girl smash glass h ills
with shot from a rifle if there was auy one to
cleave an apple with an arrow off somebody's
head* No, no. ‘To draw the Ikiw and to tell
the truth’ was what every Persian boy was
taught, but that was not the long-bow. The old
English long bow is to ray mind the greatest of
ail historical impostors; It goos straighter than
the boomerang, I admit, but that is not high
praise for a weapon of precision.”
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