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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SU?
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ROWING AND ATHLETICS.
A happy Now Year to all the club.
Fred Brackett entertained a largo number of
Tuft's Collcgo men on Tuesday evening at the
U. A. club-houso.
Cash, tho great Princeton foot-ball player,
who regards Washington as his home, was visit
ing In the city laEt week.
Tho C. A. U.'s will give their third fortnightly
reunion, In which athletic sports predominate,
on next Saturday evening.
Klchard Wallach, tho famous strong oar of
tho Columbia Boat Club, was visiting his rela
tives iu this city last week.
Ordway and King gave tho few visitors who
were at Capitol Park In tho snow storm on
Christmas Day a good example of what first
class hulf-b&cks arc like.
Mr. James Durnnt, of tho Analostans, is now
devoting much of his time to working up a now
style of steel roofing, but next summer will stir
up a revival in tho old club.
The reason why Jimmy Green, of the C. A.
C, did not put in an appearance at tho last ath
letic meeting has been satisfactorily explained
to his friends and clubmates.
Georgo Carter, of tho C. A. C, Is regarded as
one of tho quickest and cleanest sparrers In
amateur circles, and his friends are very anxi
ous to have him entered In one of the Union
Mr. J. S. McCoy, of the Potomacs, was pre
sented with a valuable pair of opera glasses bi
lbo students of Georgetown College last week
for his good work on their foot-ball team. Mc
Coy Is in the medical branch of tho institution.
Charley MindelefT, one of tho best men the
Potomac Athletic Club ever possessed, who has
been abroad for several seasons studying at
Heldelburg, Germany, has returned to the city.
He looks well, and was royally received by his
Tho Potomac Athletic Club are maklug their
house pleasant quarters these winter evenings,
and naturally the members arc congregating
there in great numbers. Tho house has proven
tho best outlay the organization ever under
took, as It is building tho club up in members
and placing it on a good financial footing.
Tho Potomacs at their next meeting will con
sider the subject of the National Amateur re
gatta, and In all probability the club will adopt
measures asking for concurrence from the other
clubs. If they start the ball it is very probable
that tho other clubs will join in. This is tho
proper way to do, and we hope the clubs will all
A late acquisition to the Columbia Athletic
Club is Mr. W. G. Porter, a noted foot-ball
player, whose services have been eagerly sought
by Yale and Princeton for the past year. "He
played with Lehigh, however, and made a great
record, upholding the one made at tho Chester
Military Academy. He comes to Washington
to enter the journalistic ranks.
The High School team defeated tho Athletics,
of Capitol Hill, on Christmas Day at Capitol
Park by a score of 10 to 4. The game was stub
bornly contested, and only by tho display of
more skill In tackling and interfering did the
High School boys manage to squeeze in their
victory. Good work on the part of Smart, Mc
Roberts, Johnson, and Swan accomplished tho
points for tho II. S., while Brock made thescoro
by a brilliant play for the Athletics. Mr. Ralph
Lee was umpire and Mr. "Welsh was referee.
One of the most important subjects that will
engage the attention of the C. A. C. at the com
ing annual meeting will be the propositions that
the board of governors have submitted. One is
to increase tho membership to 1,500, which num
ber they believe would increase the revenues to
a figuro to meet the necessary indebtedness, and
the other is to increase the monthly dues from
2.50 to &3. This last proposition does not
meet with much favor. The governors, in sub
mitting the propositions, state that they have
fully examined into the matters, aud have come
to the conclusion that it is necessary for tho
club to take favorable action.
The annual election of directors ol the Colum
bia Athletic Club takes place on the evening of
January 14, and the members are indulging in
considerable speculation in regard to the affair.
The terms of office of President Hood, Vice
President Zeverlv, Secretary Perry, Treasurer
Thompson, Capt. Stinemetz, Lieuts. Ryan and
Smith, and the following governors, Messrs.
Dorsey Brown, W. B. Hibbs, Alexander Grant,
John II. Haswell, J. A. Goldsborough, and
v Theo. J. Pickett, will expire, so It will be seen
there are lots of places to fill. Largely through
tho efforts of these gentlemen the C. A. C. has
been made one of tho leading organizations iu
America, and the members who have the best
interests of the club at heart are fearful that a
number of them will decline a renomination.
President Hood will not run again, as his busi
ness will not allow him to give so much time to
tho club as he would like. Who his successor
will be is hard to conjecture. Many names are
mentioned for the position. Commissioner
Roosevelt, of the Civil Service Commission, Is
named, while others are Messrs. Alex. Grant,
W. A. Gordon, and VIco President Zoverly, all
ofwhom would make good ofilcers.
The question of grounds is still agitating the
directors of our new club, tho Nationals, and
they aie working very hard to secure an avail
able site adjacent to lines of street-cars.
President Bennett, of tho Nationals, yesterday
stated to tho IiEit?ui representative that ho
understood tho committee in charge of tho
matter were anxious to secure tho grounds at
North Capitol and M streets, and tho only
objection was the fact that liL'ht In one corner
of tho grounds a house stood that interfered
with tho arangeraent of the diamond, grand
6taud6, etc: This would bo a splendid place to
locate, as Jt brought them within easy reach of
tho Columbia lino, while tho electric road
pasped almost at the gate. In other affairs
there vus nothing virtually new, as the club
was anxiously awaiting the meeting of the
American Association, iu order to get a perfect
title, as it were, to membeibbip. President
Bennett says there is no doubt that the National
Club will be in the Association.
Thero is nothing new in the base-ball world
at present, nor will there bo anything until after
the bustle of the holiday season is over. Tho
American Association meets in January and
then the question of retirement of the clubs to
make room for other cities, especially Washing
ton, will bo finally determined on. Until then
everything is but based on rumors. President
lbur6inaii, of theAmerican Association, doesnot
uellevo in much talk, but iu action, hence tho
scarcity of news.
Lmst Foot-Bull ol'tho Season.
Tho final games of foot-ball of tho season
were played on Christmas in tho suow storm.
Tho first game took place In tho morning, the
opposiug teams being tho Columbia Athletics
and another 6tyled "All Washington." Tho"All
Wirt, Dickerson, and Pickett, of C. A. C, and
"Weaver, of Washington, Tho spectators saw
one of the prettiest juiojS of tho year, as the
various plays weio qxooutod with a daBh never
Been hqro before. Tho" playing of tho "All
IVapbingtoiis" wus superior to tuo Columblas,
Washingtons" was composed of such players as
Phil King, of Princeton; Porter and Ordway,
of Lehigh; O'Donuell Aud Fleming, of George
town Colleire; Hvun, of tho Kendalls: Klnf.
and they finally won by a closo score of 6
to 4. This was grand work for a picked
team to accomplish, and thoy deserve great
credit for their victory. Tho work of Phil
King and Porter was excellent, whllo Fleming,
of Georgetown, nlso put in somo good work.
Tho Columblas hovo no reason to feel put out
by tho defeat, as two-thirds of tho opposing
team nro members of thoir own organization.
It was n spirited contest, and tho admirers of
foot-ball who failed to seo it missed tho best
gamo of tho year. Mr. Charles II. Boynton
reforccd the game, whllo Mr. R. K. Tyler was
Music anil Athletics.
A very pleasant musical and athletic exhibi
tion took place on Friday evening at tho Poto
mac Athletic club-houso. Tho musical portion
of tho programmo was under the charge ot
Messrs. J. B. Cilley and J. G. Traylor. A por
tion of the Georgetown Atuatcur Orchestra,
composed of Messrs. FInckcl, father aud son;
Professor Bumgardner, J. B. Clllcy, and Georgo
Sheriff, rendered somo classical music, while
thero wero vocal solos by Messrs. Traylor aud
Bryan Huyck. Tho athletic exhibition con
sisted of a spirited fencing combat with foils
between Will Norton aud F. A. Randall, a spar
ring match between J. II. Doyle aud Will Nor
ton, wrestling between Edward Baler nnd
Charles Walroth, and a 6crap between Messrs.
Baker and Baier. All theso events wero very
enjoyable. The event of tho evening was an
exhibitiou of the science of self-defense by Dr.
Emil Von Liudgren, formerly of the Potomacs,
and that clever little gentleman, Mr. Georgo
Carter, ot the C. A. C. 'Tho exhibition was one
of tho finest ever seen in tho District. It was a
scientific exhibition from tho start, with snap,
vim, aud dash added to give it the color of
what good sparring really is like. Thero were
among tho guests prominent business men
and representatives of 'Yale, Harvard, and
Horse Ruccs Yesterday.
Gloucester N. J., Dec. 27. Tho races to
day resulted as follows: First race Six and
one-half furlongs. Armour won, Amos second.
Time, 1:23$. Second race Three-quarters of a
mile. Pestilence won, Bob Arthur second.
Time, 1:1SJ. Third race Seven aud one-half
furlongs. Tappahaunock won, Algebra gelding
second. Time, 1:393. Fourth race 1 1-10
miles. Elkton won, Lady Pulsifer second.
Time, 1:531. Fifth race 1 miles. Mikado
won, Philander second. Time, 2:14J.
Race Tiuck, Gcttexburg, Dec. 27. A gang
of Italiaus began yesterday to clear tho suow
off the track. The work was finished by noon
to-day. The card was originally a fairly heavy
one, but was reduced by scratches, and moder
ate sized fields faced the starter. First race
Seven furlongs. Facial B. won, Ballston sec
ond. Time, 1:31. Second race Six and a half
furlongs. Vardeewon, Capulinsecoud. Time,
1:22. Third race Five and a half furlongs.
Chancellor won, Express second. Time, 1:03J.
Fourth race One mile. Tipstaff won, Blue
Jeans second. Time, 1:43. Fifth race Flvo
furlongs. Peril won, Fernwood second. Time,
1:02. Sixth race Seven furlongs. Neptunus
won, Gen. Boulanger second. Time, 1:30.
EXTENSIVE CONSULAR, FRAUDS.
Systematic Cheating Guilty rnrties to bo
Acting on information from tho Treasury JJe
partment to the effect that irregularities wero
suspected 5n the consular authentication of
CMiiaJiH goods impoi ted into the United States
dunng the past twelve mouths, the Secretary
of State recently determined on a thorough in
vestigation of the United States Consular Serv
ice in the Dominion of Canada. He selected
Dr. Sinclair, chief of the Consular Bureau of
the State Department, for the purpose, and at
his suggestion Special Agent Whitehead, of tho
Treasury Department, was detailed to acsist
him. Theso two gentlemen have just com
pleted tneir investigation, and are now engaged
in the preparation of their reports to the respec
tive departments. While it is impossible to
obtain an official acknowledgment to that ef
fect, it is understood that extensive frauds were
discovered in the 6hape of systematic underval
uation by consignors aud in tho wholesale col
lection of illegal fees by the consular ofllceis.
The amount of money involved in the transac
tions is said to be very large, but the exact sum
cannot now be ascertained.
Secretary Windom and Assistant Secretary
Spalding, of the Treasury Department, and As
sistant Secretary Wharton, of the State Depart
ment, wero questioned on tho subject last night,
but each declined to commit himself in ad
vance of the receipt of tho official reports. It
was admitted that Irregularities were supposed
to exist and that the consular system had bee J
investigated. Secretary Windom said that if
tho charges wero proved the guilty would bo
punished if thero was any power iu the law to
do It. It is expected that the reports of both
gentlemen connected with the investigation
will bo submitted next week.
"A MAItE'S NKrfT."
ToitoxTO, Onx Dec. 27. Col. Pope, Ameri
can Consul hero, brands tho reported discovery
of frauds upon the American Government by
the consuls in Ontario as "a mare's nest."
Frauds of tho kind specified, he says, would bo
discovered almost immediately.
Ottawa, O.nt., Dec. 27. Consul General
Toy, speaking of the alleged frauds perpetrated
In Ontailo by American consular agents, said
that United States inspectors had been here re
cently aud had hinted to him that their mission
was to Investigate Irregularities. Tho Consul
General said ho knew nothing himself of any
irregularities, and thought that if thero had
been any loss it would bo light, as it would be
impossible to practice a protracted fraud.
"Wrecked by the 'resident.
Chicago, Dec. 27. According to charges
made in court to-day tho P. E. Stanley-Winston
Company, a well-known real estate corpora
tion, has been wrecked by the speculations of
the president, P. E. Stanley. Bertram M. Win
ston, the treasurer, to-day applied for tho ap
pointment of a receiver for tho concern and that
tho affairs of tho corporation be wound ut.
Mr. Stanley Is charged with misappioprlatlng
$70,000. Tho wrecked corporation was organ-
lzeu ncpiomuer zv oi mis year, succeeding tho
old firm of P. E. Stanley fc Co,, composed of
Mr. Stanley and Dudley rand Bertram Winston,
tho sons of Hou. F. H, Winston, ex-United
States Minister to Persia. Tho corporation was
tho sarao as tho old company, only it was
merged into a stock compauy, with a capital
stock of 50,000 of 500 shares. Stanley was
elected president, Dudley was vice president,
and Bertram Winston, secretary and treasurer.
Horrible Death on u "Live Wire."
Dunvku, Coi,., Dec. 27. Charles McDonnell,
a lineman omployed by the electric light com
pany, was instantly killed la6t night by comiiiK
in contact with a llvo wire. Ho was woiking
on tho top of a polo aud after receiving tho
shock ho fell across tho wires, his hand grasp
ing the wire that killed him. In a moment tho
smell of burning ilesh was distinguished, and
beforo ho could bo taken dowu it became
stronger, and a blue emoko aroso from three
places on tho poor fellow's body, producing a
6ceno which caused tho crowd to turn away
with horror, Ho leaves a wife and family.
Tho Turkish war budget has been approved
after baviiiR increased tho ciedlt for lortlllcu
tlons by 000,000 francs.
TO MAKE SOME "GOOD
A Compnny or Cowboys to ro Tl
PlEiutu, S. D., Dec. 7, Scotty P
well-known ranchmau, living on tho
tion. CatnO to tllO cltv lO-d.W tn mnt-n
raugements to protect his own and nr
Mollcto's catttlo, which a o running noaT
Bad Lands. Ho savs thu hnfsMlna lmvn h?
dreds of rango cattle in 'ho Bad Lands, whic
thoy are quietly eating, whllo tho
troops stay around In camps on tho
outskirts guarding them fhllo thoy cat. "That's
how ranchmen arc being benefitted by tho
troops," ho soys, nnd adds that tho troops aro
afraid to go into tho Bad Lands for fear of
being ambushed. Ho proposes to receive
sanction to muster a regular company of cow
boys which will go through tho hostile country
and regain tho stolen cattlo or mako somo
Dcnvek, Col., Dec. 27. A Xcws special
from Crestou, S. D., via Rapid City, S. D., by
courier, says: "Things ivhlch a few days ago.
under tho policy of Gen. Brooke, tended to a
cessation of all hostilities aro to-day just the
reverse. Lato last night Gen. Carr received a
telegram from Col. Sumner that tho In
dians from Hump's and Big Foot's camp,
whom ho was supposed to have held
as prisoners, had escaped aud wero
heading for tho Bad Lands." At davlight Gen.
Carr and six troops pulled out from "hero to in
tercept them or capture aud destroy them, but
so far no word has been received from the Gen
eral. Tho Indians aro still carrying on their
deprcdatious as usual, and aro growing much
bolder, having stolen three valuablo horses aud
ten head of cattle out of a corral last night at
tho ranch of a Mr. Burns, situated only ten
miles from this camp on tho Chcyonno River.
Gen. Miles was heard to say in Rapid City to
day that ho was tired of fooling with theso
Indians, though tho best thing to bo dono was
to attack them without any further delay.
Dickinson, N. D., Dec. 27. Liout. Luy
deuham and Scout Spence, of Capt. Fountain's
command of tho Eighth Cavalry, have arrived
here with despatches. Thoy report that thero
was no foundation for tho story that tho com
mand was hemmed in by five hundred hostiles
In tho Cavo Hills. Capt. Fountain had not, up
to Christmas morning, been able to discover any
traco of Indians, but bad learned that
Sitting Bull's followers aro on their way to tho
Pine RIdgo aud Cherry Creek reservations.
Stories about ranchmen murdered aud proporty
destroyed by tho hostiles aro also stated to bo
unfounded. As far as tho military authorities
here are awaro not a shot has been exchanged
between the Indians and troops. A general
summary of tho disposition of troops shows
that tho entire reservation is hemmed in by
troops ready for the field, and fears of an out
break in tho spring aro groundless.
SIX MEN SHOT.
Fatal Ending of n Ficht Which was Kcffun
New Orleans, Dec. 27. Tho Times-Democrat
t Lumberton, Miss., special says: "Davis
ton, a small town one-half a milo below here,
was tho sceno of a fatal shooting affray this
afternoon in which six men wero shot,
ono being killed instantly and two
others fatally wounded. The troublo originated
from a fight at a party on Christmas evening,
near Red Top, between four men, F. T. Favre,
ono Parker, Ncal Strahan, and John Hickman,
when Favre fired on tho crowd, killing Parker
and daugerously wounding tho other two.
Favre was arrested and placed in Ellisvllle jail
for safe keeping by J. F. Cocke, justico of tho
peace of District No. 1. Justice of
the Peace J. M. Smith, of District No. 2,
despatched Deputy Sheriff W. W. Stackstlll
with tho necessary papers to obtain Favre's ic
lease on $S00 bond. Sheriff Shivers, upon hear
ing of his release, summoned his deputies and
came to Daviston on the local freight to rear
rest Favre. Just as tho train camo to a halt
tho filing began. Favre was killed in
stantly and Sheriff J. M. Shivers was shot
through tho left lung with a Winchester ball
and Deputy Sheriff T. B. White was shot in tho
left side with a pistol. Tho ball passed through
and came out on tho right side. Both the
latter aro announced mortally wounded. The
two wounded sheriffs wero brought to this
place, where they are receiving tho best atten
tion." Death of Gen. Stokes.
New 1'oiik, Dec. 27. Gen. James Hughes
Stokes died at his home, No. 18 East Forty
seventh street, to-day after an illness of two
weeks. Ho was born in Maryland, and was
graduated from West Point in 1835. Ho was
commissioned in the artillery. Ilo fought
through tho Seminole War and was dis
tinguished for his bravery in 1843.
Capt. Stokes resigned and wont into business
in Illinois. On tho outbreak of tho Civil War
he offered his services to tho Governor of Illi
nois and was made n brigadier general of vol
unteers. At the closo of tho war ho returned
to private life aud lived, until eleven yeais ago,
in Chicago. For eleven years ho has lived In
this city. He leaves two sons, a daughter, and
a widow, his second wife. Tho sons and daugh
ters aro living in Chicago.
Big Fees For Lobhy Services.
Kansas City, .Mo., Dec. 27. An interesting
chapter in tho affairs of tho defunct Union
Railway Company, of this city, was revealed
to-day in tho testimony of M. G. Harmon, ono
of tho stockholders, given during tho ttial of
tho suit of tho company's attomoy for fees.
Mr. Harmon said that stock to tho
vnluo of $300,000 had been Issued
by tho company. Of this amount $200,000 had
been deposited with tho American Loan and
I rust Company, of Boston, as security. Tho
other $100,000 had been turned over to thirteen
local members of tho companv. This had been
paid for only In tho way of services rendered
tho company by seeming tho franchises, Inter
esting pioperty owners in tho 6chctne, etc.
Southern Railroad Transfer.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 20. At midnight to
night formal transfer will bo mado of tho AVest
ern and Atlantic Railroad from tho lease com
pany, which has had It for twenty years, to tho
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis, tho now
lease company. Formal papars of transfer
wero signed to-day, Senator Brown, as president
of tho old leaso company, turned it over to
GovernarNorthen, ho then transferring it to
President Thomas, of tho Nashville, Chatta
nooga and St. Louis.
Jerry Simpson to Succeed Iu;rallB.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 27. A special to tho
Times from Topeka, says: "Jerry Simpson,
Farmers' Alliance Congressman-elect from tho
Seventh Kausas District, is becoming dangerous
as a Senatorial candidate In tho race for tho
seat mado vacant by tho expiration of Mr. Iu
gall's term. Tho farmersof tho Seventh Dis
trict havo espoused his ca,uso, and now tho
Third and Sixth District farmers havo caught
tho contagion, and tho 'Soekless Statesman' io
developing a good-sized senatorial boom,"
A Colorado Bank Failure.
Gheeley, Col., Dec. 27. Tho old banking
firm of Huutcr fc West has failed through bad
outside investments. Bank assets, $137,800;
Ponim cvu and 3
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Our Own Importation and BottlinA
Cruse and Fits Freres,
Madeiras, Sherries, Brandies, Rum,
Irish and Scotch IFhisJw, Liqueurs and Cordials, Hub J'uncJi
Imported and Domestic Mineral Waters. " '
Plum Puddings and Mince Meat,
Candies. 2futs, Haisins, and Fifjs.
Pistachio JVuts, Chinese LicJicv mits, Walnut, Meats. Pecan Meats
and Jordon Shelled Almonds.
Florida Oranges, Mandarin Oranges,
Fancy PinU Grapes, Lady Aiules,
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC CHEESE.
1412, 1414, AND 1418 PEHNA. AYE.
Chronic Headaches aro aftcn caused by defective Eyp-SIht. Properly adjusted Snectaolea fro- '
qucntly kIvo permanent relief. Perfect satis 'action ulvcn, or money refunded.
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83H F ST. M-JL, WASHINGTON, D. 0.
Kranch of No. 3 N. Charles St.. H.'.ltimorc. Md.
aiA.lVUIjVA.OT'URiaXJ 13 Y T1XJ2
AMERICAN ENERGIZER MANUFACTURING CO., Limited.
741G F STREET N.W., WASHINGTON, D. C.
Works at 23 enning-s, X - C.
HIE SAME HOKSE-POWEIi FOR ONE-TENTH OP THE COAL.
Estimates furuloliecl Tor this Engino or Momentum Energlzcr, whereby parties cnu uso Eleetricltv
lor Lltrhtilllf PlU'liO&es. USIIlir their nresent lwllnr nnil nncrlnn. mnL-lnir tlir. ll.vlit- nna .nnvni.. . i;
pf puttlnu iu tho Eneriiizor and Dynamos, without
In horse-power for tho steam evaporated.
A "WoiKlcfl'iil Mexican Farm.
Kansas City Times.
"On ono farm in Mexico I saw enough of the
luxuries of life produced to mako any man
happy," remarked Mr. C. S. Wood, of El Paso,
Tox., last ulirht at the Midland. "The farm was
not as largo as some farms go in Mexico, but it I
was, 10 uso a siang purase, a 'stunner.' I don't
think tho mind of man could imagine a vegeta
ble product that could not bo produced on that
farm, At any rate, I saw growing thero coffee,
sugar, rice, potatoes, rye, wheat, oats, corn, ber
ries, cabbage, tomatoes, apples, bananas, cocoa,
figs, cocheueal, and a dozen other products. On
tho upper end of this form you could find gold,
silver, sapphires, onyx, and other precious
stones, Homo of theso articles wore not pro
duced in quantities largo enough to pay to mar
ket them, but thoy wero all found there, and all
at tho service of the owner of tho land. Oh, I
suppose tho farm contained ten or twenty thou
sand acres, but it extouded through all temper
atures and all elevations."
Round Trip Ticlcots to BoMon via
Commencing to-day, tho 28th instant, tho
Pennsylvania Hailroad will sell lound-trip
tickets to Boston via Steamer Maryland Route,
for either tho day or night lino, at $18.50, valid
for return within ten days, Tho day train with
through parlor car leaves "Washington at 8:10
A. M. dally, except Sunday, reaching Uostou at
0 P. M. Tho night line, with through sleeping
car leaves Washington at 3:15 P. M,, reaching
Boston at 0:50 A. M. datly. Tho convenient
hours of arrival and doparturo, aud tho excel
lent through scrvico of this lino renders this
route a most deslrablo ono between Washing
ton and Boston.
For tho purest nnd best California wines bo
to tho To-Kalon Wino Co., 0U Fourteenth street
vrj,.r , &'
using any more fuel, and (rivine increased results
J322 PKOSECTJTED. noo0-tll3
HILL. Satruday, Decembers", at 11:45 1. M
Martha A wifo of Geortro Hill, Jr. Kotico of
Oharlos VI and Oluuupaffno.
All tho Year Hound.
It was in tho reign of Charles VI of Franco
that tho fine qualities of champagne first ap
proved themselves to tho palates of men of
taste, among whom wo must reckon Wenceslas,
King of Bohemia, who, visiting France for dip
lomatic purposes, took up his residence at
Bhelms In May, 1897. Thero ho was induced to
try tho local vintage, and ho found it bo good
that ho devoted three hours dally, from 3 to 0,
to getting drunk upon it. At length he was
reluctantly compelled to turn his attention to
business, but as soon as tho treaty was signed
which ho had como to Franco to negotiate ho
cxbressed a strong desiro to remain some 6hort
time longer in a city which had revealed to him
a now pleasure in life. Tho short time oxtended
to twelve months, so that hft Bpent a year in
waiting for tho treaty, a year in discussing it,
aud a year in resting from his labors, and all
three years ho refreshed himself with "the glori
ous vintage of champagne."
Now York Star.
Ono would hardly expect to find bai keepers
the victims of superstition. I learned some
thing tho other day, however, which would
seem to indicate that they are. Ono of the craft
tells me that when a server of drinks lepoits
for duty ho will not, under any circumstances,
permit tho first man whom ho serves to havo
trust for a drink. "I don't believe there is a
barkeeper in tho city," ono of the fraternity tells
mo, "who does not beliovo that if ho gives credit
to his first customer of tho day ho will bo pur
sued by ill-luck during his entire tour of duty."
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