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MONDAY. NOYE.MIIKR ‘J, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings— DeKalb Lodge No. 9. I. O. O. F.;
Oalanthe Lodge No. 28, K. of P.; Georgia Tent
No. 181,1. O. R.; Ancient Landmark Lodge No.
231, F. and A. M:
Special Notices— Election Notice: As to Bills
agsinst British Steamship Fern Holme and
British Bark Memlo; As to Crew of German
Bark Medusa, and Norwegian Bark Stanley; to
Shippers Savannah, Florida and Western rail-
Clothing, Etc.—Appel & Schaul.
Steamship Schedules —General Transatlantic
Company; Ocean Steamship Company.
Al-ctionSales— Jerseys, Sacques, etc., Cigars,
by J. McLaughlin A Son; A First-class Vessel,
by D. R. Kennedy.
Yocr Wants Supplied at Once— At LaFar's.
Prcnes, Evaporated Apples, Etc.—C. M.
Gilbert & Cos.
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed: Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Has Indian summer come again? The im
pression that it has prevailed in this city
Mr. Randall is not proposing any plan to
reduce the revenues. He is an opposer, not
The Prohibitionists of Atlanta are not
good politicians. They are better at mak
ing a noise than in getting votes.
Secretary Whitney has given up all idea
of going to the Bermudas this winter. The
new navy requires all his time in Washing
It was understood that when Dr. Parker,
of England, delivered his lecture on Beecher
that it was a work of love. It turns out,
however, that it was work for cash.
The prohibition contest in Atlanta being
over our esteemed contemporary in that
city can got down from its perch on the
fence without fear of treading upon any
Probably the men who moved away from
Atlanta when the city voted for prohibition
two years ago will now move back. If they
had been blessed with patience they would
have saved themselves a double moving.
Max O’Rell called upon the President on
Friday, and after the visit expressed “sur
prise at the President's ease of manner and
grace of action.” What sort of an opinion
did this foreigner entertain of the President,
Secretary Vilas’ annual report makes a
very good showing for the Post Office De
partment, It also makes a very good show
ing for Mr. Vilas, who is, perhnps, better
informed about the affairs of the depart
ment than any other Postmaster General
for many years.
There is one man who is an employe of the
New York State government, who has not
been examined by the Civil Service Commis
sion of that State. His name is Charles F. Hto
well, and his duty is to examine railroad
and other bridges. AVheh he was appointed
it was admitted that lie was too well in
formed for the civil service examiners to
tackle. They were afraid of hitn, and have
never bothered him.
Cincinnati is stirred up pretty thoroughly
just now over the disclosures made in the
police investigation which is in progress. It
appears from evidence presAited thus far
that the night policemen have been in the
habit of dividing their time between sleep
ing and dancing while they were supposed
to be on their beats. Many cases of drunk
enness have been reported, and one officer
who had served two terms in the peniten
tiary was convicted of blackmail and dis
missed. The Cincinnati policfc~force as at
present constituted, it would appear, is a
corrupt department and probably in need of
a good shaking up.
“Blinky” Morgan whose career promises to
be cut short Dec. Hi, is one of the most noto
rious crooks in the country. He has just
been sentenced to be hanged for murdering
Detective Hulligan while rescuing a pris
oner whom that officer had in charge. The
murder was one of the most cold blooded
affairs in the criminal history of this coun
try, and for a long time it was thought the
murderer would escape. As the murder
was committed in a passenger coach in the
presence of at least fifty men, the prisoner
rescued and the train stopped by the despe
rado without any opposition, the case ex
cited more than ordinary interest. More
over, Morgan was known from one end of
the country to the other and has many
friends among the gamblers and criminals
of every State in the Union. It is thought
he received assistance from these crooks in
biding from the police.
The story is going the rounds of the press
that thousands of pearl button makers at
Newark are thrown out of work on account
of the introduction into this country of a
cheaper article manufactured in Austria.
Nothing could better illustrate the absurdity
of the high protective tariff system under
which we are now stumbling along. It was
supposed that the duty on buttons was high
enough to keep outf foreign competition, but
suddenly, after a vast amount of money
has been expended in establishing this busi
ness, it is found that even the high tariff
will not protect tho American manufac
turer from his foreign rivals, and Congress
must raise the duty on buttons that the in
dustry may be followed here. The fact that
we are establishing our, business on a false
and unsubstantial basis makes it necessary
for us to constantly watch foreign markets,
not that we may compete with foreign
rivals in a fair fight, but that we may take
the alarm and run to Congress to bolster up
A Notable Faction Fight.
The bitterest faction fight that has oc
curred in anState for years is now in
progress in Louisiana. There have been
two factions in the Democratic party there
ever since the Republicans were driven from
power in the State. In 1877, when Hayes
was declared elected President with the
help of the electoral vote of Louisiana,
Gen. Nicholls, the Democratic candidate for
Governor, was recognized as Governor by
the government at Washington. He had a
majority of about 8,000, and Mr. Tilden's
majority was about as large. How the
State was given to Hayes while Gen. Nich
, oils was recognized as Governor, is one of
those things that the future historian will
have to explain.
Gen. Nicholls is an honest man and a very
conservative one. He made an excellent
Governor, and at the expiration of his term
returned to the practice of the law honored
and respected by the best element of the
Democratic party of the State. He was
succeeded by the present Governor, Samuel
D. McEnery, who is charged with being
something of a bulldozer, and who, it is
alleged, is the head of a ring which proposes
to keep control of the State for the sake
of power and the offices. Gov.
McEnery is a candidate for a third term,
and Gen. Nicholls has been put forward by
the conservative element of the party for
the Gubernatorial nomination.
The contest for the nomination has been
in progress for months, and it has now de
veloped a phase that is calculated to do the
State a great deal of harm. Not long ago
in a speech Gov. McEnery asserted that
Gen. Nicholls could not lie trusted to deal
with the race question in a way that would
be satisfactory to the white people of the
State. It was not exactly clear what he
meant, but statements in subsequent
speeches left no doubt in the minds of his
political opponents that his purpose was to
create the impression that if Gen. Nicholls
were elected Governor the way would be
opened for the colored politicians to obtain
control of the State again.
But how was such an impression to be
created ! Why by the suggestion that Gen.
Nicholls would see to it that the colored
people had alt their political rights, while
Gov. McEnery would not. If
Gov. McEnery is not incorrectly
reported he has put himself in a
position of which he has no reason to be
proud. For the sake of success he has done
his party outside of his State incalculable
The colored people of Louisiana have all
their political rights. They had them when
Gen. Nicholls was Governor and they have
hail them ever since. Gov. McEnery would
like to make the white people believe that
they owe the supremacy of the Democratic
party in the State to him, and that he has
maintained that supremacy by methods
which he has never disclosed, and now only
hints at. It is doubtful if his scheme will
succeed. It is much more likely to do him
harm than good. There are plenty of men
connected with his faction who would not
support him if they thought he would delib
erately deny to the colored people any
rights to which they are entitled.
Speculation, Poverty and Crime.
Gen. A. Brinkerhoff, of Mansfield, 0.,
who is deeply interested in the work of
prison reform, and lias given much atten
tion to study of prison reform has writ
ten an article in which he expresses the be
lief that the rapid increase in poverty and
crime in this country is due in a large meas
ure to speculation. Ho points to the fact
that the great army of defaulters which is
increasing so rapidly is composed largoly of
speculators. Of course there is a vast differ
ence between men who buy stocks, bonds,
etc., and lock them up in their safes and
men who bet that the price of them will ad
vance or decline. The former is legitimate
business, the latter gambling, and has been
so decided by a jury in New York. That
this gambling or speculation, as it is politely
termed, is a fruitful cause of poverty ami
crime, and is one of the greatest evils
society has to contend against is evident
when we consider that nearly every
bank and business failure is due to the fact
that someone interested in the defunct in
stitution has been speculating. Only the
other day tho failure of O. S. Hatch, Presi
dent of the New York Stock Exchange, was
announced, and it was explained that Mr.
Hatch had been speculating on his own ac
count. and had been caught on the wrong
side of the market. The greed of gain is at
the bottom of this speculation, and very
many of those who engage in it end their
careers in the poor houses, insane asylums
and penitentiaries. It is an evil that is
growing upon the American people, and it
threatens to undermine the moral founda
tion of their whole social system. The effects
of these failures caused by sjieoulation are
feit, moreover, in many cases by pi sir work
ingmen, whose earnings are used by bank
officials to carry on their operations. Busi
ness is also affected, and, worse than ail, it
has a bad effect upon the morals of the
St. Louis has decided to abolish the study
of German in public schools, despite tho vig
orous protests of the German element of tho
population of that city. Naturally German
citizens wish to educate their children in
the German language, that they may hear
them speak it. But the same argument
might lie presented by every other nation
ality. There is no reason why the public
schools should be utilized to perpetuate this
sentiment but there are many reasons why
German or any other foreign language
should not be tuught in public schools. The
time allotted the average child in the public
schools is not enough to warrant the pur
suit of a course of study in the Gorman lan
guage. A mere smattering alone could be
obtained at best, and this would be utterly
worthless. More than that it would lie valua
ble time lost, for the average public school
pupil is scandalously ill-taught in that
necessary acquirement reading plain
English correctly. Again, it has ever been
held that the principal object of our public
school system is to develop American insti
tutions and American ideas. The public
school is the best weapon that can be used
in fighting European distinctions, anarchy
and socialism, for nothing will so strengthen
these foes of American liberty as communi
ties of dissimilar languages and clashing
It Is announced that Mgr. Persieo, the
lin pal envoy to Ireland has mode his report
on the cause of that country, but the an
nouncement does not come from official
sources, and the summary of his alleged re
port would indicate that tho announcement
is purely a matter of speculation. The most
important statement of this alleged report
is that Mgr. Persieo says the country is not
ripe for home rule, and that the Irish prel
ates will soon receive instructions as to
their future political attitude.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1887.
Commercial Union With Canada.
A considerable proportion of the Canadian
j press is in favor of settling the long-pending
; fisheries dispute with the United States by
a commercial union between the two coun
tries. and the idea is not unfavorably
received in the North, where it has at
tracted some attention from the news
papers. The conditions of production and
development in tho Dominion being so
nearly the same as in a largo jiart of our
own country, it is not probablo that com
mercial union would meet with determined
opposition from any large class on tho
American side of the line. At the same
time the prospective advantages of such a
union affect a comparatively small class, so
that as a whole, whore the mere
commercial question is concerned,
the people are almost indifferent.
Tho articles which Canada lias for export
are almost exclusively agricultural, and as
the price for them is fixed by the demand
in Europe the abolition of the customs line
would not affect anybody. The free ad
mission of Canadian lumber would perhaps
make house building cheaper in Chicago
and other lake cities, and fish would be
cheaper in Northern markets.
Commercial union would of course mean
identical tariff rates, and here the real diffi
culty in carrying the scheme into effect
arises. If Canada remains politically dis
tinct, all changes of the tariff rates would
necessarily be reached by mutual agree
ment between the two governments, either
having the power of veto on the
action of the other, or else
one must surrender entire con
trol of the matter to the other. In this ease
Canada, as the smaller and weaker, would
have to make the surrender, and this would
of course be very offensive to the national
sentiment of her people. It would be put
ting in the hands of a foreign power the
right to fix the rate of taxation, which is
certainly the highest prerogative of govern
ment. It cannot be believed that Canada
would surrender a power so yital to self
government, nor that the United States
would adopt the ridiculous attitude of allow
ing their little neighbor a veto on their tax
levy. So, leaving Great Britain, Canada’s
suzerain, out of the question altogether,
there is little chance of an agreement on
a scheme of commercial union, and
with England’s influence thrown against it
there may be said to be none at all. The
connection between England and Canada
is not very strong, the appointment of the
nominal head of tho government, who
really has no power, and the control of its
foreign relations being the only vestiges re
maining of the mother country’s authority
over the colony. The latter has built a
tariff fence around itself which excludes
British goods to the same extent that it
does those of other nations, and if, tired of
its own little pen, it breaks down the cross
fence between it and the United States and
so becomes a port of the big American pen,
all real connection with England will cease.
Avery long step will have been taken to
ward political annexation.
It is the hope of the Canadians, or at
least of a large number of them, that this
subject will lie considered at the conference
soon to begin at Washington, but it is not
at all probable that the British representa
tives will consent to make it a subject of
A Row Among the Bosses.
Republicans throughout the country are
figuring New York State as Republican in
the next Presidential campaign, though the
party managers there have no hope of
swinging the Empire State into line. At
present they are wrangling over the result
of the State election recently held. Senator
Hiscock had promised to elect Fred Grant
Secretary of State, and thus pave tho way
for Republican victory next year under the
leadership of Mr. Blaine, but Boss Platt had
a little scheme of his own which differed
materially from that of Boss Hiscock, and
Platt as usual came out on top, though he
had a narrow escape. Platt sacrificed what
ever chance the party had of carrying the
State in order to secure a Republican
Senate that would block Gov. Hill’s at
tempt to remove him from office. Blaine’s
ambition is buried, and what makes the de
feat the more galling is that it was brought
aliout by Platt, who spent the money con
tributed for the purpose of electing tho State
ticket, to elect Republican Senators in Dem
ocratic districts. After six years of watch
ing and waiting, with a patience that was
truly commendable, Platt has practically
retired to private life Mr. Blaine, who, in
1881, retired Platt to private life by causing
liis defeat in the memorable Senatorial
struggle. While the Republicans are fight
ing among themselves the Democrats are
It is stated that Mrs. Clement C. Clay, of
Huntsville, Ala., will be married to Mr.
David Clopton, in that city to-morrow. Mrs.
Clay is one of the most noted society belles
of the past. She went to Washington before
the war as the wife of one of the most
noted men Alabama has ever sent to the
United States Senate. She was highly edu
cated, very beautiful, and during the Oh
ehnnnn administration was one of the
brightest and most courted women in Wash
ington. When Clement C. Clay withdrew
from the United States Senate in 1861, she
went South with him, and she was a strong
friend of the South during the late unpleas
antness. She was with her husband when
he was arrested in 18(15, and she was one of
the party of Jefferson Davis, Alexander H.
Stephens and Clement C. Clay, who, with
their families, were taken North to prison.
Tho ladies, of course, were not imprisoned,
but Mrs. Clay's husband was for a time in
Fortress Monroe with Jefferson Davis.
During this time, Mrs. Clay beseiged An
drew Johnson for his release, and her story
of her trouble in securing this is one of the
most graphic tales yet untold in our his
tory. Senator Clay died in 188 J. He must
havo been much older than Mrs. Clay, for
she was a leading figure of Washington
society last winter. She is tall, fine-look
ing, and apparently just in her prime. She
is a brilliant talker, and she was the centre
of nearly every circle in which she moved
during the past season.
Sarah Ulrich Kelly, the bard of Shanty
Hill, has begufrau active campaign for the
Presidency, and hopes to make a bettor
showing than Belva Lockwood did in the
last contest. Sarah formerly was plain
Sarah Ann, but since she entered politics
she lias changed her name, and considers
the substitution of Ulrich an improvement.
She hopes to catch the “Yankee"’ vote with
Sarah, the German with Ulrich, and the
Irish with Kelly, but it is feared that the
dear creature will have all her trouble for
Is the New York Sun proposing to be
come an organ? The tunes it is now grind
ing out sound very much like organ tuues.
He Would, Indeed.
From the Philadelphia Times (/rid.)
What a whooping President of the French re
public James U. Blaine would make!
Yes, Pin Your Faith to Him.
From the Detroit three Press, (Dem.)
When you see a man who has no confidence in
himself, my son. pin your faith to him; and get
him to indorse your checks.
Oh! What a Whopper!
From the Detroit Tribune (Rep.)
It Is an absolute fact that the South is to-day,
and has been for over twenty years, waving
more square yards of bloody shirt than the en
tire North has ever waved inches.
About to Move Into the White House.
From the .Vein York Graphic i Dem.)
Col. Ajax McClure, of the Philadelphia Times,
has begun writing from Washington again. It
is believed the Times' branch office there will
shortly be moved into the White House.
Let the Big Injuns Have a Talk.
thorn the New York World (Dem.)
Mr. Carlisle expresses a willingness to meet
Mr. Randall and talk over tariff matters with
him before the assembling of Congress. An
exchange of views between these distinguished
men would seem to be in order.
Very Puzzling Indeed.
From the New York Times, (Mug.)
The story of the Czar being imposed upon
and utterly misled as to Germany’s foreign pol
icy by a forged letter purporting to come from
Prince Bismarck is either the flimsiest of yarns
or else the most extraordinary of recent revela
tions In diplomacy.
The waves of old ocean are by no means
ready to sleep when t hey put their white caps
on .—New Orleans Picayune.
It is suggested as a shrewd guess that the
first mention of playing cards is in the Bible. It
was when Neb euehered Nezzar.— Boston Trans
Paris is to have a three-story crematory. It
is supposed the upper classes will insist upon
being cremated in the upper story.— Norristown
When coffins can be bought in New York for
40c. apiece it is hard to excuse Johann Most for
his criminal negligence in continuing to live.—
Thu agricultural fair of the present opens
with a speech by a lawyer and closes with a
horse race. Agriculture takes a back seat.—
New Orleans Picayune.
Mv son, if a strange dog stops you in the
street amt inquires after the health of your calf,
lell him that he is suffering from pleuro-pneu
monia.—Burlington Free Press.
Sister Clara (entertaining young Mr. Feath
erly)—Why do you ask me Bobby, if I was at
the market yesterday? You know very well
that I was not.
Bobby—l heard Mr. Featherly say something
about your being in the market.— New York
"What is the size of that shoe?" y
"That is a No. 2, madam."
“I thought so. It tits perfectly."
The clerk looks again.
"Excuse me, madam; it is a No 4.”
“A 4! Dear me, it is two sizes too big. Take
it right off."— Chicago News.
With all due respect to Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
her recent drop from poetry to cosmetics is not
becoming to her. It is like painting Pegasus
and trying to pass the animal off for r white
elephant. Wildly passionate poetry, not pearl
powder, is Ella s most striking aud effective
specialty.— Chicago Tribune.
“My young friend," said the solemn passen
ger, as the young man wiped his lips and re
turned the imttle to his valise, “it is beyond my
comprehension how any one can And pleasure or
gratification in a drink of whisky, such as you
have just imbibed.”
"Yes, sir, responded the young man, “and
there are thousands like you. A single drink is
no good; they want a load. But I believe in
moderation.’’—New York Sun.
"Father,” said the young man to his Ken
tucky sire. “I thought I would die this morning,
I was so sick."
“How was that, Henry?”
“Why, 1 took a drink of milk about 8 o’clock,
and a short time after a drink of whisky. The
mixture curled me up like a bed-spring."
“Well, it selves vou exactly right.”
“A man of your age ought to know better
than to drink milk."— Nebraska State Journal.
Have you heard the very latest—
How the nose that nature sent
To each grow n up infant might have
Been esthetically tout?
Yes! no more shall misfit noses
Make the race of mortals sore.
Turn-up, turn-down, crooked noses
We shall suffer no more 1
Says a very learned doctor
"Take the infunt of a week.
When the cartilage is plastic,
Like a baby-chicken s beak—
Grasp its nose with thumb and finger.
Fix a pattern in your mind.
Mould vom 1 retrousse, your Grecian,
Or whatever you’re inclined 1”
Just as simple! -Just as easy!
Strange we never thought before
What a slight manipulation
Would have done for our Lenore,
With a lovely, piquant feature.
Such as beauty's code demands,
We might now- have a son-in-
Law and twins upon our hands!
—Burlington Free Press.
Max O'Rell is looking at the sights in Wash
Henry Georoe has been prospecting in St.
Louis, but doesn't think it will pay to settle
Charles J. Bonaparte, of Baltimore, bears
not the slightest resemblance to the famous
Cor-ican family of that name to which he is re
Numerous New York friends of Count Ferdi
nand de Lesseps sent their congratulations to
the veteran canal cutter on his Hid birthday an
niversary last Saturday.
On Jenny Lind’s coffin was placed by Mr.
Goldschmidt a wreath of myrtle made from a
tree planted years ago by the great singer her
self in t he shape of a tiny twig plucked from her
Folydore de Keyser, the new Lord Mayor of
London, is a Roman Catholic, a Freemason and
a I.ibsral-Unionist. Ho is a Belgian and speaks
fluently English. German, Spanish, Flemish,
Dutch and French.
Before going to Oak View to dine Thanksgiv
ing (lav Mrs. Cleveland directed the sending of
flowers from the White House Conservatory to
the Central Union Mission and to several
churches and charitable institutions.
A New Haven paper says a warrant has been
issued for the arrest of James Malley, one of
the brothel's charged with the murder of Jennie
Cramer, for complicity in the case of Maud
Davis, at Wyoming, near Wilkesbarre, Pa.
Gov. Hill said to a Yale student Thursday
night that he would rather lie captain of the
Yale foot-ball team than Governor of New
York State. And .vet tie is aide to do a good
deal of useful and brilliant kicking in his pres
Peter Haldeman Burnett, the first American
Govern, r of California, bus lately completed his
HOth year. He lives in San Francisco and enjoys
capital health. Senor l’io Pico, the last Spanish
Governor, is still living In Isis Angeles county.
He is nearly 90 years old.
Fears that Nina Van Zandt would eventually
give way mentally and physically under the
strain of her recent bereavement have been al
layed. She purchased anew bonnet a few days
ago a sure sign that she is returning to a nor
mal condition of mind and body.
Milwaukee has a howling club of eighteen
fair damsels who practice religiously seven times
a week and have become strong and robust from
the exercise. They are very expert at the game
and confidently expect to vanquish any club of
gentlemen that may challenge them.
Representative Martin, of Texas, who suc
ceeds Senator Reagan in the Lower House, blew
the gas out in his room at Willard's Hotel,
Washington, a few nights ago. He was almost
suffocated. It is not often that a newly elected
Representative is overcome by gas before Con
Whiles dancing party was in progress at
Port Huron. Mich., the janitor of the hall
mounted a stenladder with a poker in his hand
and attempted to adjust an electric light. The
poker came in contact with an exposed section
of wire and the shock threw him to the floor,
injuring him severely.
Citizen Georok Francis Train has ipnc
opinion of Maine. He delivered three lectures
on his way to St. John. His total receipts were
sls and his expenses SJO. He had to pawn iiis
watch in order to reach St. John because the
hotel man in Bangor would not lend him s:>.
For this reason Citizen Train writes the epitaph
for Maine. The State, he says, is dead.
THE POOR ACTOR’S GREAT DAY.
Everybody Else'a Thanlrsgfivinsf is His
Harvest Time—A Reminiscence.
From the New York lYorld.
This is the day of days among the less fortu
nate members of the theatrical profession. He
must, indeed, be an unlucky actor who is out of
an engagement on Thanksgiving day. Yester
day was the busiest in some time on the Rialto.
There was a hurrying to and fro, hasty visits to
agents' offices and the usual hurry of members
of theatrical troupes about to start out. Quite
a number of “Thanksgiving snaps,” as they are
technically called, left the city last evening. It
is safe to state that there are few towns within
a radius of seventy-five miles of the metropolis,
making the slightest pretensions to being a
show-town, that will not have an entertainment
of some kind in its opera house, lyceum or acad
emy of music to-day, The "Thanksgiving snap”
actor allows nothing to discourage him. His
stock of good nature is inexhaustible, as a rule,
and the confidence he has in himself and his
ability to perform any part In the drama, from
“Hamlet” to “Uncle Tom,” is something won
derful. He will undertake to play any part in
tragedy, comedy, farce, burlesque or comic
opera on a half hour's notice.
The reporter met one of the most Klistin
guished veterans of this class of professionals
yesterday, and, after a few words about the
weathef, asked him if he had secured an en
“Oh, yes!" he answered cheerily, “engaged
for the season."
"That’s good. Glad to hear it."
“Yes. Engaged for the Thanksgiving season
—one matinee and a night.”
“Sure thing. We play on a certainty.”
“Ear out of towny''
“Two dollars, home and back. Return tickets.
Pasteboards in my pocket. There are eight of
us in the cotni>any. Of course we double. Com
monwealth plan of management. We play
‘Robert Macaire' at the matinee and 'Tim, the
Penman’ at night.”
“You mean ‘Jim, the Penman," don't you?"
“No. ‘Tim, the Penman.’ Another manager
has ‘Jim,' and we don’t want to infringe ou his
rights. Most of the yieople are up in the parts,"
he added complacently.
“You have played it before, then?”
“Of course, last Thanksgiving day in Jersey.
Did I never tell you that story of iny last
Thanksgiving snap? No. Well, I never think of
it that 1 don't have to laugh. We played down
in Monmouth county. The owner of the opera
house, not the manager, mind you, runs the
hotel adjoining the theatre. Our advance man
made an arrangement at the hotel for the whole
company to get lodged for sls. I.ong before
the mat. commenced the landlord of the hotel
tackled the treasurer for four seats. The treas
urer suggested that he write a letter asking me
for the seats. He did so. I indorsed his appli
cation. He got the seats. The thing worked so
well the landlord tried it on again later in the
day several times until he had fifteen tickotsi all
choice seats, for the evening performance. In
the evening I passed in a few friends for
him. Ever*thing passed oft all right. Big
houses— i6 t in the afternoon, $lB5 at night.
Great enthusiasm. The ‘Penman’ was pro
nounced a daisy. We had a pleasant time after
the show, and most of the company remained
over until next day. In the morning, bright
and early, I* was up. So was the landlord.
After breakfast I accompanied him to what he
was pleased to call his office to settle up our ac
count. He presented me with a bill for sl7 60—
sls as per agreement and $2 60 for extras.
After I studied his bill for a minute I put my
hand in my pocket and pulled out my bill
against him for fifteen reserved seats at $1 each
and six admissions at 50c. each, in ail slB—
due me 40c. Well, yon never saw a
more astonished jay in all your life. He kicked
like a steer, pronounced the bill a swindle, and
declared he would not recognize it; but when I
produced my vouchers, iu the shape of the re
quests for seats in his own handwriting, he ad
mitted I had the bulge on him and caved. I
never cross over to .Jersey now that I don't
think of that 'B6 snap."
"NERVE FOODo” FOR WOMEN.
How the Bromidia Habit Fixes Itself
Upon the Ladies of Boston.
Boston Letter to Chicago Tribune.
The extent to which the mania for indulgence
in so-called “nerve soothing” drugs is spread
ing may well excite alarm. An apothecary was
asked the other day for a small quantity of
some sleep-producing mixture. He handed
over an ounce bottle of a brownish solution,
which he poured from a huge jar that he took
from the topmost shelf.
“Harmless, I suppose?” the customer said.
“Quite so,” was the reply. “Fifty cents, if
“Do you mind telling me just what the pre
“Certainly not. I have the formula here in
my book”—turning over the leaves rapidly.
“We keep it ready made in quantities, because
there is such frequent call for it. Yes, I have it
now. 'For each fluid drachm fifteen grains
bromide of iiotassium, fifteen grains chloral,
one-eighth of a grain of hasheesh and one
eighth of a grain of henbane.’ ”
“But those ingredients are all poisons."
“Yes, they are,” admitted the apothecary, re
luctantly; “but so long as you don’t take too
much of them they are not at all dangerous.”
Perhaps not. But this stuff—it is known as
“bromidia”—may be purchased by the quart at
any chemist’s. Its formula is one of the most
valuable with which medical science is acquaint
ed. For the treatment of certain nervous affec
tions it is unequalled. But, unfortunately, the
bromidia habit is as readily acquired as it is dif
ficult to relinquish, and, the taste for it once ob
tained, its victim soon becomes a hopeless slave.
Plenty of such mixtures are exposed with invit
ing labels upon every apothecary's counter. Oh,
yes; they feed the nerves. Nothing like them to
put people to sleep—in the coffin. Plenty of
women who are regarded as hopeless invalids
by their unsuspecting friends are simply slaves
to the nerve food vice. A drowsy, helpless, and
progressive laziness is the marked symptom of
this highly artificial complaint.
“Poor Mrs. Simkinsl” sighs a sympathetic ac
quaintance, “she is such a sufferer. Nearly all
her time is spent on the sofa, and her nerves are
so weak that she has to take no end of medicine
to strengthen them.”
Asa matter of fact Mrs. Simkins deserves lit
tle commiseration. She would enjoy vetty fair
health did she not keep herself constantly under
the influence of poisons. Take her medicine
bottle away and she might be well again. There
is a preparation called “avena sativa,” a drop
or two of which is an almost certain remedy for
nervous headache. It is exceedingly powerful;
yet there is a lady in Boston who takes it by the
pint. She would die without it, the says, and it
is very likely. Women buy hogsheads of such
stuff. They even feed it to the babies.
fYotit the Somerville Journal.
Her witching bonnet trimmed with lace,
The sweetness of her upturned face,
* Enchant me.
Her figure trim, modish, petite,
Her slender hands, her dainty feet,
They haunt me!
I dream of her the long night through,
And vow that I will bravely woo
And win her.
I know she’s good and kind and true—
I love her better than I do
I love her fondly—yet I know
I’d never dare to tell her so
Or pet her.
And while I’m waiting, I'm afraid.
Some other chap will court the maid,
And get her.
Illogical, Maybe, Yet Lovely.
From the San Franeisco Report.
A woman lumps on a chair, holds her petti
coats around her legs and yells like a small
cyclone at the sight of a mouse. But she runs
up three flights of stairs in a burning building
to rescue another woman’s baby. She’s afraid
of a book agent in broad daylight, yet pistol in
hand follows up a burglar at midnight She
cowers when the furniture creaks, and is a
lioness if a drunken man assaults the front door.
She tells tales out of school, yet is the first to do
a kindness to the woman she’s talked about.
She steals a car ride with a crystal conscience,
If the conductor forgets her fare, and then opens
her purse to its widest to help a man out of a
tight corner. She haggles at the remnant
counter for herself, and then triples tho money
on flannels for her washerwoman’s sick boy.
Secretary Whitney’s Health.
From a Washington Special.
Secretary Whitney considers himself to be in
“good form’’ just now, and laughingly says that
it was more doctors than sickness that occasion
ed his temporary absence from the department.
The Secretary, however, is evidently somewhat
mistaken as to his condition. His face wears an
cheerful expression, but there is that about his
general appearance which suggests the tired
man. He does not move with his old time
energy. He walks with a slow, measured tread,
as though it were effort. The Secretary has
courageously resumed his work, although Com
modore Harmony is still signing the mail.
“You have remarkably soft bands, Mr. Sea
cook ; do you use glycerine?”
"I wish ray bands were white like yours: they
are so white and small a lady might envy them.
What business are you in?”
“I am organizing anew labor party.
c oln J udae.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
An Indian woman, the last of the Humboldt
tribe, recently died at Oakland, D. T.
“An, rights reserved” now appears on the
upper right-hand corner of the English official
A herd of 1,900 cattle in Indian Territory were
so frightened at the approach of a railroad
train that they “bunched upon each other,”
killing forty-one head.
Board was only $1 75 a week and base bal
was unknown when Longfellow attended Bow
doiti College Under these circumstances a boy
could afford to waste some time on poetry.—
lain Foster, of Scottsville, Ky., stole a
watch last Friday evening, and before 11 o’clock
Saturday morning he had been arrested, in
dicted, tried, convicted, sentenced and sent on
his way to the penitentiary.
A cow in DodgeviUe, Wto., fell to the bottom
of an abandoned mining shaft, a distance of
fifty feet, A rope, with a lasso attached, was
thrown down the shaft and the animal was
drawn up by the horns uninjured.
The constitution of Rhode Island makes it
neeesary to elect anew State government every
year. That is the reason why half the people
from that little State arc either ex-Governors or
ex-occupants of some other State office.
Thomas Bedford (colored), who died in Ches
ter, Pa., a few days ago, is said to have been 107
years of age. He was born in Havre de Grace,
Md., and was a resident of Philadelphia for
more than forty years. He remained in posses
sion of his faculties until death.
The Society of Physicians of Vienna was in
high feather when the announcement was made
that Dr. Costa-Alvarenga had bequeathed it a
legacy of 3.500.000 Portuguese rets. The joy
was much modified when it was explained that
tho money value of all the millions was about
Bv the bursting of a water main at New
Haven, Conn., last week, a deep sewer excava
tion was undermined, and two laborers working
there were caught by the falling timbers and
jsand. One of the men would probably have
teen drowned had not workmen succeeded in
tunneling under the debris and drawing off the
James Wilkins, of Laurel county, Kentuky,
became drunk a few days ago, and placing him
self on the railroad track he defied an approach
ing train, calling out that “he was afraid of
nothing in the world.” As the train came up
be seized hold of the pilot as if to wrench it off,
but was thrown down with great violence and
his neck broken.
Jim Stanley started out from Heppner, Ore.,
for the mines on horseback, leadings pack mule
loaded with giant pow der. In passing through
a forest the mule stumbled against a tree, the
powder exploded and the animal was utterly
‘ annihilated. Several trees were torn up by the
roots front the force of the explosion, out Jim
himself was not injured.
Some of the farmers of Michigan are doing
their corn husking this fall with a common
threshing machine. The concave is low ered and
the concern thrown wide open, so to speak, the
corn being fed into it stalks and all. The grain
comes out shelled, and the stalks are cut into
chow der so that cattle will eat them, root and
branch, and cry for more.
A stranger called at a drug store in Quincy,
111., one evening recently and asked for a mix
ture of nitric and carbolic acids in equal quanti
ties. Although not a practical chemist, Mr.
Oehlman suspected that something was wrong
and refused to compound the preparation. He
afterwards mixed minute quantities of the acids
and narrowly escaped injury from the explosion
Postmaster English, of New Haven, Conn.,
recently received a letter addressed “to the
most beautiful and intelligent lady in New
Haven of from 18 to 24 years of age.” Not
feeling competent to make the decision Mr.
English consulted the pest 111 authorities at
Washington and has just been directed to send
the epistle to the Dead Letter Office. How little
romance there is about a government bureau!
The increased attendance at a recent public
meeting of the Anarchists’ Club, in Boston, is
referred to by one of the newspapers of the
“Huh” as showing that anarchy is beginning to
have a hold on certain citizens of that metropo
lis. “But the class of people who are converted
at these meetings,” it adds, “are usually the
same ones who have been In the ranks of labor
agitations, and are ready now to become An
archists if only for the sake of the novelty of
Mr. Blaine has been having his portrait
painted in Paris by the famous artist Healy,
who has placed on canvas the faces of a great
many modern European celebrities. Some
weeks ago Mr. Healy called on Mr. Blaine and
asked the Maine statesman to grant him a few
sittings. Mr. Blaine consented and the*portrait
will soon be finished. Healy says that Mr.
Blaine has a nose especially fit ted for caricature,
and the most peculiar drooping of the mouth he
has ever seen.
During midsummer in Northern Alaska, ac
cording to an Arctic traveler, the sun shines
twenty-two hours out of the twenty-four, and
on the high mouutain peaks for a period of sev
eral days in June it is not entirely out of sight
during the twenty-four hours. In July and
August the w eather becomes very warm. After
this time the days gradually shorten until the
sun shines but four hours out of the twenty
four, but at this period the aurora is exceeding
ly intense and helps materially in dispelling the
A colored citizen of Xenia, 0., has sued
the local School Board for refusing to allow’ his
daughter to receive instruction in the Central
High School of that city. It is claimed for the
Board that it nlone has the right to assign pupils
to the different buildings, and that the girl in
question passed other school houses and left the
High School devoted to colored children, which
was nearer her home, and entered the Central
High School building without having been as
signed to it by any one in authority. The pros
ecution admits these facts, but claim that the
girl was denied instruction solely on account of
The explorer Holub, who two years ago, on
his wedding day, started with his bride for Cen
tral Africa, has returned to Vienna. He says he
would have been killed a dozen times in the
little-known region north of the Zambosi if his
wife had not been with him. The natives had
never seen anybody before w’bo w’ore skirts, nor
anybody who wore long hair, and they regarded
Mrs. Holub as a supernatural being, who had
the white man under her sreeial protection.
One of the tribes proclaimed her as their queen
and begged hard that she remain with them’
The expedition was very unfortunate, but Mrs.
Holub sustained all his fatigues and dangers
with fortitude, aud returned home in good
A traveler, who has been visiting Hakodadi,
in the Island of Hokaida, Japan, writes home
that even there he was not free from the inter
rogatories of the newspaper interviewer. “I
had not been in Hakodadi over one day,” he
says, “before a scholarly gentleman approached
me and addressed my interpreter. He had the
honor of representing the Hakodadi newspaper
he said, and would like to ask me some ques
tions. I consented, and he wanted to know my
full name, residence, occupation, number of
people employed, object in coming to Japan
and many other matters connected with iiiy
visit and business, all of which with my replies
he committed to paper in the most advanced
repoi torial style.’’
John Rook, a hod carrier employed on a house
in course of erection in Detroit, Mich., while
going up the ladder a few days ago accidentally
dropped a brick, which descending struck a car
penter who happened at the moment to put his
head out of a window on the first floor Look
ing up and nibbing his head vigorously lie* saw
Rook laughing at him, whereupon he started up
the ladder. Kook tried to explain that it was
an accident, and, becoming frightened when he
saw the carpenter getting close to him he
jumped out of the second-story window break
ing his leg in the fall. An ambulance took him to
the Sanitarium, w. ere his leg was set, and then
to his home. The neighbors began to he appre
hensive when they saw Rook in the ambulance
and one of them called to Mrs. Kook who was
at a neighbor’s house, that her husband was
dead. In her haste to get out of the neighbor’s
house she tipped over the stove. She seemed to
think it is said, that Boyd, the ambuknce a®
tendant, was in some way to blame, and danced
around him, shouting and frightening the horse
1 y° u |>K man who was with Boyd was alarmed
and took to his heels, leaving the latter to get
Uie injured nmn in the home as best he could
Boyd came out just in time to see the horse run
away and collide with a coupe, throwing off the
driver, who had his leg sprained. The upset
partim'-m''' SStat< *and tll “ cal'lug out of the flrede-
Samuei. Washinoton, of Cincinnati” O is a
colored inan who deals in coal in small quanti
ties'. His wife, however, employs the wlmie'ale
sj stem as regards her babies. She I,as just ,
hfhme anil ' el . wi, h triplets, much to his uston
ishnuut, and, for that matter, her own too The
bah.es, twojcirls and a boy, are and
xY* the latter has been named George
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Its superior excellence proven In millions of
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"foil bv the United States Government. ‘ In
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Benefactors. to show
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mense stock of Holiday Goods.
Will low prices move ’em?
Here’s one. chance in a life
time; $13,000 worth of Boys’
Tailor-made Clothing to select
5,000 genuine bargains in
this department. Boys’Tweed
Suits (knee pants), sizes 4-13,
were $3, we’ll sell this week
for $1 50.
Boys’ Cassimere Suits (knee
pants), sizes 4-13, $2 75; were
$7 50 Cheviot Suits down
to $3 75.
Visit us. You’ll buy Boys’
Clothing whether you need
’em or not.
sl2 Combination Robes this
week for $5 50. $25 ditto
for $lO. S4O Combination
Robes for sl9 48.
1,300 pairs Ladies’ Beauti
ful Kid, pebble and straight
goat, $3. Button Boots this
week for $1 98. Phenomenal
values. Visit us this week, it
will pay you, and especially
visit our second floor. One of
the many inducements on this
floor is 1 lot Ladies’ Very
Nobby Striped and Checked
English Walking Jackets, with
hood, A. R. ALTMAYERifft,
• i J a. xT' BROUGHTON
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