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THE SUNDAY HERALD, DECEMBER 27.1891.
BENNETT PARALYZES PARIS.
Tho Sensnllon Created by His Cotich
Iitnon nnil Gentlemen Drivers,
San Francisco Argonaut.
Gordon Bennett has often astonished Paris,
hut never mora so than when ho Instituted tho
dally coach services between tho Avenuo do
l'Opera and Potssy and Saint Germain. Hith
erto, such a thing hail never been known.
Whenever peoplo desired to resort to either of
these places, they wont by roll or river, or If
they happened to possess a pair of good coach
horses, or drove a four-lu-hand, by the road.
But there was no public conveyance this
way the tramway stopping far short of
Polssy nt Versailles; and, besides, fashion
ables do not generally patronize tram-cars.
They are for tho common herd. Then tho
new coaches wcro got up In such fine 6tylo.
The "Comet" and tho "Rocket" could com
pare advantageously wl th tho most perfectly
appointed drags of the Coaching Club, and as
for the teams, they are personally chosen by
Bennett, one. of tho best judges of horso-flesh
In tho world. No money was spared In tho
equipment of tho coaches, and, of course, a
small fortune was expended on tho stables.
Now, If a Frenchman had taken this matter
In hand, the prices charged for these junket
ings would certainly not have boon
less than a louts a head and it
was no small part of tho ueueral sur
prise tbnta first-class railway return faro
would almost pay for the double journey In
one of these wonderful coaches. Well, It
was looked upon as an American eccentricity,
this extremely modest price. But this was
not all. What created tho most astonishment
was the fact that tho coaches were driven by
gentlemen by Mr. Ridgeway, Mr. Tiffany,
and by Mr. Bennett himself. Hero was ec
centricity with a vengeanse; It fairly took "lo
Tout Paris" aback; it casped open'mouthed,
speechless; it could hardly believe Its eyes or Its
ears. A gentleman jehu, a millionaire coach
man driving Tom, Dick, and Harry for ten
francs apiece, was a novelty beyond the wild
eiit dreams of, transatlantic extravagance.
There was not a doubt "milord" was sur
passed, for, although a few here and there
had heard that Impecunious baronets were
wont to take to the ribbons when all trades
failed, none had ever driven his team on this
side of the chanuel. But all this excitement
Is an old story now, and the Herald coaches
going out in the morning, or coming in In tho
evening, the guard's horn gayly blowing,
seem quite a matter of course a special fea
ture of Paris.
A LONDON OLiERK.
The Sulnry Ho Gets Seems JMoagro to an
American in His Profession.
"We will talie first young Tomkins. Tom
kins, sr., was something in tho wholesale.line,
and his eldest son is following him in the
same direction. Mr. Tomkins is the second
son, and he was taken from school at tho age
of 1(3 and put into a bill-broker's office at 40
a year. He is a fairly smart fellow, with a
good head for figures. In tho course of three
years he rose to 50, 60, and 75. Then ho
saw a chance of bettering himself in another
office. At 21 ho was receiving 120 a year,
lie is now 24 and is drawing 150.
On that he exists very comfortably. He
lives at home, rent and board free. He dresses
magnificently; plays a good game and a good
many i;nme of billiards; 6pends Sunday up
the river with other Tomkinses or their sis
ters; belongs to a cheap conservative club,
and considers himself onu of "tho classes."
For Tomkins at four and twenty a clerk's life
seems fairly rosy. But where will Tomkins
be at four and thirty? I have specially inter
viewed him on this point, and, for anything
he knows to the contrary, I find that be will
be where he Is now. Ho may got -mother rise
of 10, perhaps two. But he can scarcely
hope for more, and, as success has now made
him self-satisfied and lazy, he may not get
that. On tho other hand, ho may bo much
worse. Be may be In the position of Slmklns,
who is in the very same office. SImkins is 30.
His record is very similar to Tomkins'. Three
years ago Slmklns was precisely where Tom
kins is now, including tho conservative club.
But at that point Simkins senior died, leaving
a provision of 200 a year for bis widow and
Instead of living free at home, Simkins was
reduced to board and lodge himself and to
contribute a few pounds a year to his necessi
tous family all out of 150 per annum. The
conservative club is gone; so are Sundays up
the river; so is tho young lady with whom, in
tho daj's when ho wore patent leather boots
and a ilower in his button-hole, Simpklns bo
came engaged. Simkins himself now is morose
and disappointed, shiny about tho shoulders
and rairged about tho cufls and none too well
fed. Tomkins, with whom he used to bo
rather thick, Is ashamed to he seen with him
in public and doesn't mind lottimg him know
it. Are things likely to improve with Sim
'klns as he grows older? Not a bit; the pros
pect Is all tho other way.
ELECTIONS IN GUATEMALA.
Tho Soldiers Ho tho A'otinfj iind tho Ke-
turiiH Aro Arranged to Suit.
San Francisco Call.
"Tho election of General Royna Barrios to
'the Presidency of Guatemala seems assured,"
said Major A. n. Nave, who has recently
thrown up a commission as army Instructor,
which he held from President Baiillas.
"Barillas favors Barrios' candidature for sel
fish reasons. During tho two years of his dic
tatorship and tho five years of his presidency,
Barillas has confiscated property worth $10,
000,000, and appropriated tho plunder to him
self. A portion of tho spoils Is in five largo
coffee plantations and tho balance is in cash.
"When tho election is oyer next month,
Barillas will make an oxteuded tour abroad,
feailng personal consequonces should hero
main at home. Ills sole desire now is to 6eo
a man elected as his successor who will pro
tect his interests aud save his Ill-gotten gains
from reconflscatlon. Barrios Is opposed to
the present system of official robbery in
Guatemala, aud will hold every man's prop
erty inviolate, and so Barillas indorses him.
"Tho election will be a farce-comedy, Tho
only votes cast will bo by tho soldiers, who
will be largely influenced by their officers,
with whom they are on tho most intimate
terms. Few of the civilians pay auy atten
tion to the contest, but tho alcado of each dis
trict will gravely propuro a bogus report,
giving the number of votes which ho is
pleased to declare have been cast for tho can
didate ho favors.
"Barilla& bus the revision of this list, and
will doubtless remedy any defects In the elec
tion returns, oven supplying missing votes,
should they bo necessary for an election. The
choice of a President by popular yoto In
Guatemala Is rather a hollow honor."
Glll'e Candles, 11th and F.
J. C. FEARSOS & SOBS.
821 Centre Market.
49 and 50 Eastern Market.
47 Western Market.
"We still sell the Noted Brands of
FINE TABLE BUTTEE:
DARLINGTON, Q. Q., and
CHESTER CO. PRINTS.
Elgin Creamery a Specialty.
nolo-tf 1,eloilion.e 027.
0. B. LINTHI0UM,
Remodeling and Repairing
All Work Done with Neatness
1404 FOURTEENTH STREET N. W.
WM. A. KIMMEL,
Office and Shop, 1000 CONN. AVE.
Estimates Cheerfully Given for All
Kinds of Work.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE.
n 1 1 n. 1 1 ii i,
Electric Construction Co.,
609 Twelfth Street N.W.
We aro In our New Store. Come and see ub.
ELECTRICAL SPECIALTIES AND NOVEL
TIES IN STOCK.
ANY AND ALL KINDS OF ELECTRIC
REPAIRING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE8
OUTFITS FOR AMATEURS A SPE--CIALTY.
treat young experimenters well. Come In.
cheapest Dry Battery in town, Only 85c.
o aro ready to wire your business places
an private residences for Electric Lights and
Bell f . Architects and builders will please
Wo sell tho C. &, C. MOTOR, i to 50 II. P.
in stock. Over 1,000 motors in actual use.
Have you seen our now sign ? Tho finest In
tho city. Forty tiny incandescent lamps are a
feature of it.
Residents of Connecticut avenuo and neigh
boring streets, do you know that wo will ho
ready to give you electric lights in a few
weeks ? Specifications and estimates given.
Remember, wo are
BETWEEN F AND G STS. ON TWELFTH.
Washington Electric Construction Company.
CHAS. S. PARDOE,
C. W. MESSNER,
609 12Tn ST. N.W.
You may bo very cautious, but you cannot
protect yourself against tho carelessness of
others. Tho only sensible course Is to Insure
against loss of business time, limbs or life In
ACCIDEiYF INSURANCE CO.
OF NEW YORK CITY.
Unlike all others. Call or write for sam
ple policy and letters from Washington policy
holders. Wo aro now located in our new
ofllces In tho Washington Loan aud Trust
Company Building, corner Ninth and F streets.
$teil Wxtsite $&ttxl&v&.
THOMAS A. MITCHELL.
Mitchell's Bureau of Exchange.,
ROOMS Nos. 4 and 0. 934 F STREET,
Washington, D. C.
THE3SXCHANGE OF ALL KINDS OF REAL
ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROP
ERTY A SPECIALTY.
Money Invested at 10 per cent. Interest,
Lots, Lands, Houses, and Farms always on
City Property for Country Farms.
Exchange of Property a Specialty.
FOR SALE AND EXCHANGE:
1,500,000 acres of Land East, 8outh, and West.
$350,000 worth of City Lots and Property.
SOO Farms In Maryland, Virginia, and District
Lota at Ardwick, 50x150 feet, $100. $20 Cash
and $5 per month.
Good Mining Stocks always wanted and on
hand for exchange.
-A.. J". BOYER,
REAL ESTATE AGET,
C25FST. N. W.
Northeast Property a Specialty.
1 want to call attention especially to the
beautiful subdivision of Trinidad, at tho junc
tion of Twelfth street and Florida avenuo
northeast, within two squares of tho H-street
cars aud Herdlcs, nearer to tho Capitol than
tho Treasury Building, higher than the base
of tho Capitol, thehighest, healthiest, nearest,
and In every way the best place for a homo
Houses in this tract, and lots from 7c. to
50c. a foot, for sale by me.
Call and hear about Trinidad.
Most desirable lots around
Also large tracts and acreage
property in Alexandria
C. BE. MacGOWAI,
Room 5, Corcoran Building,
A TJAY.PTT TftTTKrSN
Room 28, Builders' Exchange.
803 Seventh street southwest.
519 Four-and-a-half street southwest.
Fine business properties on di
rect line of both Railroads.
Will be sold at a great bargain.
Suitable for either coal dump or
A. RALPH JOHNSON,
1206 F street
EDWARB P. BBOOP,
925 PENNA. AVE.,
Calls attention to nis Largo Stock of
STIEI ZN"W -A.1T,
CHASE & GABLER, WIIEELOOK, BRIGGS,
BEHNING, AND OTHER
STORY & CLARK 1 (fRfi. A "NTS
OLOUGH & WAUUEN f vF lilXiSLlI O.
Sold on Installments, Exchanged, Rented,
Repaired, Tuned, Moved and Stored.
VIOLINS, BANJOS, AND GUITARS.
STRINGS A SPECIALTY.
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MER
CHANDISE. At the Old Stand, 925 Penna. Ave.
Gents' Suits Scoured and Pressed, il.
COATS, 50c. PANTS, 25c. VESTS, 25c.
ALTERING AND REPAIRING
3E&.. .A.. Beeves,
814 K street northwest, (Under the Frederick,)
Sfasad Sfetwfcxfc jajadxsKs;.
TIIOS. G. I1ENSEY & CO,
1300 F STREET NORTHWEST
FOR SALE Fine now houso on 5th st no; 9
rooms; bath; all in I; largo lot.
Near East Capitol street. Price,
Wo can rent sevoral houses In tho north
west section to reliable tenants at rents
ranging from $30 to $75 per month.
TELEPHONE CALL, 1105-3.
HOW'S THIS ?
Ground with 138 feet on First street north
oast, within square Capitol Grounds, at $1.20
per foot. Will give ton years to pay for it.
EMERSON & CO.,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
ap5-tf7 715 Eleventh street northwest.
Thomas J. Fisher & Co.,
1324 W Street.
610 13th St. N. W.
101 acres on tho Ridge Road, adjoining Wes
ley Heights and the Palisades of tho Po
tomac, being tho homo of tho late Capt.
Maddox. This place is handsomely im
proved by a 12-room dwelling and all nec
essary out-buildings, and is In tho lino of
75 acres on tho New Cut Road, opposite the
grounds of Georgetown College. This is a
10 acres on New Cut and Conduit Roads, just
opposito tho distributing reservoir.
Several fine squares of ground In Alexandria,
Va., cheap. These properties are in tho
very best portion of tho District and of
Alexandria, and offer superior inducements
For full particulars apply to
J m T D YE R5
1304: E STREET.
ROBINSON & LODGE,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
93 and 95 Atlantic Building.
928 and 930 J? Street.
FORT MEYER HEIGHTS.
NEW YORK BUFFET,
405 TENTH STREET N. IV,
Finest Wine3, Liquors, and Cigars
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
A SPLENDID LUMCH
JAMES OA8TELO, Proprietor.
Ptead lEsstt JUxtttJters;
OUSES FOR SALE.
G19 E st. n. w., 19.0x104 tolO-ft. alloy..$17,000
i inu st. ii. w., U4XUV) 10 auoy io,ouu
719 G st. s. w., 0 rs.,17ft. front 3,100
7 building lots on tho south sldo of
Maryland avc, bet. 9th and 10th sts.
n. o., $1 per ft. if sold at once.
Also 9 lots on 10th st., in satno Bquare,
nt 89 cts per foot.
Cor. 0th and G sts. b. o., 5 bulldlnelote,
houso on premies renting for $20 per
mo., 75 ft. on G st. and 8-1 ft. on Gth
St., all for 9 000
4 building' lots on tho south sldo of G
st., bet. 2d and 3d sts. n. o., 00x05 to
30 ft. alley, 75 cents per foot.
OXO 33 (Street IV. "W.
John G. Suiter.
J. H. Rotdekt.
REAL ESTATE BROKERS :"J
. ' -da
No. 312 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 8
MAJOR GEO. A. ARMES,
OF 1405 F STREET,
Will, for the next few days sell a limited
number of lots in this beautiful subdivision',
or $S00, one-third cash, balance to suit.
A Handsomo Residence on Rhode Island
avenue northwest. Also
A Choice Lot on Massachusetts avenue, be
tween Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets
northwest, Improved by frame house, renting
for $25 per month. Pride, $4 per foot, if sold
Two four-story bricks, ten rooms and bath,
natural wood. Mantels and tiled fireplaces
In all rooms. Good location. Prices, $7,000
and $7,500, one-third cash, rest to suit pur
chaser. Handsome Residence on New Hampshire
avenue, near Dupont Circle, ten rooms and
bath, beautiful mantel and tiling In rooms,
built for owner's use, will sell furnished or
unfurnished. Price, $13,000: Terms easy.
Beautiful homes and property of every de
scription for sale on easy terms at our office.
J. S. Lawrence & Co.,
617 Fourteenth Street Northwest.
The American Security & Trust Co.
We have taken possession of
our newly erected Banking
Building and will be pleased
to have you call aud examine
it. There is much of general
interest to Financiers fand
others about a building of
this character. The vaults,
safe-boxes, etc., are models
of their class the vault being
of the very latest pattern and
THE ONLY ONE of its kind
yet built IN AMERICA.
A. T. BRITTON President.
C. J. BELL First Vice President.
A. A. THOMAS Second Vico President.
PERCY B. METZGER Treasurer.
GEORGE E. EMMONS Secretary.
O. H. ZELLKRB. N. L. OHAITELLB.
J. . SHEGKELLS.
ZELLERS Sc 0,0.,
(Successors toN. L. Chappelle & Co.,)
STEAM AND HOT-WATER HEATING AN D
And Solo Agents for the FLORIDA STEAM
1459 Fourteenth Street Northwest,
Washington, D. C.
Public aud private dwellings heated bv
steam or hot water. High and low-pressure
boilers and engines, by tho best makers, fur
nished and set up. Remodeling defective ap
paratus a specialty.
Refer by permission to the following gentle
men: Hayward & Hutchinson, 424 Ninth
6treet northwest; George SL'ruesdell. 605
Seventh Btreot northwest; BifchaUan Beale,
Firemen's Insurance Co. BuU&lug; Dr. Geo.
Henderson, Ninth aud T streets northwest;
Rufus L. B. Clark, 210 New Jersey avenue
northwcstrGeorge E. Lemon, 815 "Fifteenth