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El 4 THE WORLD: TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 22, 1887. I
TUESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 22.
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jfif, A OEEAT OOUHTRY.
0 , Dr. Farzeb, the eloquent English preacher,
j is oppressed by the bignoss of qnr country
5' and he .hospnly been as far west and north
tas fft. Paul.
He thinks that there must be ahead of ns
" either a great collapse or a great (lis
ff Was not the trar a irreat discipline? Was
Si not treaty of AVaBhington a discipline
ft and .the Electoral dispute another f Have
we not met discipline in the Anarchical out
breaks and their suppression and punish
ment? Our annual elections, and the meet,
ingot Congress and the State Legislatures
g, keep ns perpetually under tho training of
biK Genius in the individual has been defined
gJ to be "a great capacity for receiving disci
Mi' pline." The greatness and strength of the
Kfy Bepublio is established by the same test.
'!' THE EMPTT OUFBOABSS.
jgR Various condiments go vroll with a Thanks.
W' giving dinner, but by far the most appetizing
Jgji- and satisfactory is the knowledge of having
J$ previously filled up some of the cupboards
Ja- that would otherwise be bare.
fV In a genuine Thanksgiving, selfishness has
K no place. Open-handed charity gives to this
f-fe aeason of good cheer its finest significance.
&? Ho man, woman or ohild should go hungry In
ggR the midst of our plenty.
j. Open your purse-strings. Give to tha fairs.
I)? Bond a check to the charity organizations.
1 Order a turkey and all the fixings for the
afif poor family on the next street.
L & Let there be no barren tables cat Thanks-
& giving Dty.
Sfc. '" OP OOUKSR
h?' A syndicate of wealthy Philadelphia has
S bought a large tract of land in Florida, and
WE started sugar planting. They consider that
j$S? State to be " the coming sugar.raising conn.
MF try of the continent."
Sjf "But we want protection," said the head
Jgf of the combination, " and to obtain this the
'flfc tariff must be kept up."
,w Of course. The people of this country
Lf must continue to pay $65,000,000 a year as a
tax on their sugar in order that a " combine "
Rjb of Pennsylvania capitalists may increase their
3Sfc It is truly a sweet prospect.
JSfc A FLAT WITH A MOBAL,
flm If tho President is given to drawing
HP analogies, he must have found the play of
W "Dr. Jekyll " suggestive.
IK Many men who are " incorrigible spolls-
JBr men " at home assume the shape of reformers
K when they enter the White Ilouse. Public
E plunderers put on the garb of patriots.
I? Kenegade old Whigs and disgruntled Kepub-
tife, licans masquerade as instructors of life-long
B' Democrats. The philanthropio "protector
fS of American labor " is. in his other guibo, tho
k . cruel evictor of miners who strike against
Wm starvation wages.
$L The Dr. Jekylls of politics arc frequently
mS the Mr. Hydes of business and private life.
m The President has seen a play with a moral.
KWs APKAH) OP PUBLIOITY.
wt' The Interstate Commission in its investi-
lA' gationof the charges of freight discrimino-
M tlon in favor of the Standard Oil Trust runs
yKl afoul the usual snag. The books are with.
Es ' bold in defiano of the subpoena.
VR The complainant proposed to show by the
Meords of the Union Tank Line, a creature
IT of the Standard Oil, that that monopoly not
Ki only had a decided advantage, in rates, but
B , r-j labyfalMueasuxcmcnts of its tank cars
thousands of barrels of oil were transported
withmrt paying any freight whatever.
But, of course, the books were not pro
duced. Thay never are. As with Stanford,
Huntinoton, SiUnp, the Hell Telephone
people and others of that ilk, no, naturally,
with tho Standard Oil. Thoy are nil afraid of
publicity. With a leticrnco which is half
confession, they decline to furnish evidence
Thiin early in the fight is the Btandard Oil
skulking behind the favorite barrier of tho
TEE FRENOH 0RI8I&
President Gbevt still stands nlone, facing
his sea of troubles. No one secmB disponed
to come to his assistance. De Frbtoinet,
Floqcet, Goblet and Ci.emenceac, in turn,
docline tho honor of attempting to form a
The outlook grows darker and darker for
the persistent President. The Chamber of
Deputies is turbulent. There is an ominous
rumble from tho Socialist faction of tho
Municipal Council. The only reassuring
feature of tho situation is tho phenomenal
quiet of tho usually excitable French
The demand for M. Grkvt'h resignation
has become apparently unanimous. That he
will finally yield to the clamor seems ex
' OVEET AOTB."
A morning contemporary thinks it time
enough to interfere with inciters to murder
and arson when " an overt act against law
and order " has been committed.
The trouble with this is that it doesn't
apply until after the murder, or the riot, or
the arson may havo taken plaoe.
The objoot of the law is as much to pre
vent crimo as to punish it. It is as legitimate
to apply tho ounce of prevention as tho
pound of ouro. Free speech will not suffer if
tho inciters to crime are gagged.
THE WAR ON BEAUTT.
What's the matter with Beauty T Did the
Creator err in making his work beautiful ?
Is a thing of beauty a dolusion and a snare,
instead of a joy forever 1
Such seems to be the opinion of the
Notional Temperance women and of Antuonx
The latter would cloak onr statues and
court-plaster our pictures. The former ap
peal to their sisters to keep their neoks cov
ered, Mr. Comstook insults art. The tem
perance women quarrel with nature.
How absurd it all is I The poet was right
in saying that " Beauty is its own excuse for
being "seen I
LET THE WOMEN SETTLE IT.
The women reformers are certainly tho
most undaunted in tho field. Not content
with the somowhat formidable task of sup
pressing the liquor interest, the convention
at Nashville has undertaken, among other
side issues, the abolition of bird ornaments.
This reform is rather of the sentimental
order. Like the question of feinalo suffrage,
it is likoly to meet its opponents chiefly
among the gentler sex. As n rule, the men
deprecate the oruel slaughter of birds, espe
cially when their plumage is very expansive
and is utilized upon the theatre hats.
Still, this is a reform that may discreetly
be left to the women. The only man who
ever ventured to interfere in this burning
question was crushed by the retort that " it
did not make any difference to the birds
whether they were put on the bonnet or
under the waistcoat."
The workman who fell into a pit at New
Haven was saved from drowning by friendly
hands that "held his chin up " till the water
was drawn off. No such fortune attended
the Republican bosses in this State on Nov.
8th, when they fell into a pit of their own
digging. The flow was too sudden and too
It was a piece of grim poetio Justloe, after
all, that a locomotive engineer in New Jersey
should be stunned into unconsciousness by
the whistle that he couldn't shut off. Think
how many people his screeoher has awakened
from the sweet unoonsoiousness of sleep t
Barntoi'b shows may burn, but the veteran
himself, at the age of seventy-seven, is lm.
perturbable, unoniBhable and unbumable.
lie Bets a valuable exomplo of sturdiness and
good cheer under ndvorsity that would well
becomo men a half-century his juniors.
It is singular how much nnnecessary-trou-ble
somo people take upon themselves. The
heirs of Ibaao Arnitt can find plenty of
persons who ore willing to tako the legacies
he left, and pay the tax upon them without a
Farnell has spoken at last. His illness
has prevented his taking an actlvo pnrt in tho
present campaign, and ho docs not feel dis
posed to criticise its management. But ho is
as sound as a rock on tho general issue.
Gen. Newton has consented to let work in
tho subway tronches go on until the ground
is frozen hard. This is better than to shut
down arbitrarily by a calendar that tho forces
of nature know nothing about.
A well is being bored for hot water on Mrs.
Lanotri's land in Nevada. Tho lovely
actress has managed to get a good many peo.
pie into hot water without boring for it.
It is needless to say that the "alleged
baron " who is in distress in Pennsylvania is
not a coal boron,
What has Dr. Houfzs'a poem to do with
football? The Autocrat's lines oertainly
The " Song of the Shirt " does not make a
pleasant Thanksgiving ode.
Mosjt'b expurgator and reviser should have
got in his work earlier.
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"THE BEGUM" A SUCCESS.
When I ambled Into the Filth Avenue Theatre
list night a dim presentiment of evil oppressed
me. A comlo opera tij two Chtcafo centlemen
doesn't aonnd Inviting, you'll admit, and snch
" The negum " was proclaimed to be by no leas
eminent an authority than Col, McCaull.
My seat was near the aisle, anil I rejoiced In
that fact. I could slip surreptitiously from the
theatre and forget mjr anguish before the tin (or.
tnn.ito crowd was relcatcd. 1 expected horse
play, ijcdlejs from popular operas, loathsomo
topk.il songs and epUodes suggestive of " A Rag
llaby " and "The Hunch of Keys," two plaji
liluh I always hold to lie the perfection of ex
The curtain rose, and of coarse there was a cho
rus by plenty of pretty girls. It waa conventional
Then Dlgby Dell apceired and sang a patter song,
In whlca " taking tea " was made to rhyme with
"guarantee." 1 was toying with the rim of my
headgear In utter wlstfulness when De Wolf Hop
per appeared, and from that moment forth " Tho
llegum" was triumphant
I remained metapnorlcally rooted to my seat
through the opera, and enjoyed It (the opera, not
my seat) so thoroughly that, like Oliver Twist, I
waa tempted to ask for more.
Col. McCaull has scored a sneoess.
"The llegum " Is utterly different from any so
called American opera I have ever beard. The
book Is p.ilpahly fashioned a la Gilbert, but Mr.
Harry Smith, while following in Gilbert's footateps
has a plethora of good material and funny situa
tions, ' ' The negum "Ha Princess allowed to marry as
many husbands aa she chooses. In the opera ahe
selects her General In Chief; when she declares
war, loses him and marries his successor. One of
the most laughable scenes I have ever llstonod to
la that In which De Wolf lTopper begs "ller Be
gumness"not to marry him. It Is so ludicrous
that lima Cottrelly lost her self-control last night
There are many daintily ridiculous situations, all
appreciated by CoL McCanll's brilliant company.
Aa I said befoie, the Ideas are all Gllbertlan, and
Mr. Smith must have studied hi master very care
fully. Is he to be blamed for that? Are we not
from earliest childhood exhorted In oar copy-books
to follow good examples t
Mr. De Koven's muslo Is bright and catching. It
Isn't at all deep, thank gooUneas, and for that rea
son It will be remembered. I don't mind saying
tell It not In Ouih that I hate thoroughly good
muslo (you know what I mean by "good") at
tached to a comic opera. Hpurn me beneath your
leet If you will, but that's a positive fact.
Borne of the numbers are delightful. The bal'ad
sung by Pooteh-Wehl, beginning
Love Is pain and love Is pleasure,
Love Is lost or love Is gain,
Love Is like a merry measure,
Or Is like a sad terrain,
Is an operatlo delicacy, the bist that the market
gives. It was enthusiastically encored. Hubert
Wilkes's song, nltH the refrain "I Fought by
Night, l Fought by Day, ' Is extremely effective.
The opera abounds with good things thlnis thst
can be whistled, should be whistled, and would be
whistled If I had anything to aay In the matter.
As for the scenery how I detest speaking of
scenery! It was gorgeoua. The temple on the
banks of the Ganges was extremely pretty and the
costumes marvellously lovely. No money has
been spared on the production. CoL McCaull naa
dipped Into his capacious pockets, as ho knows so
well bow to dip.
The success of the evening was made by De Wolf
Hopper, De Angelis and Miss Annie Myers, a
charming little gtrU Mme. Cottrelly did fairly
well and Miss Manola sang nicely. Harry Mac
donougn, Kdwln W. Hoff and Mrs. Laura Joyce
Bell were all effective.
I want to see "The Begum " three or four times
more. That's a good way to feel, isn't It?
A thousand dollars an nonr Is said to be a low
estimate of Jay Gould's Income.
John V. Harwell, the Chicago dry-goods prince
and a brother of Senator Farwell, went to Chicago
a few years before the war as a green country lad
with less than IS In his pocket.
A monster rattlesnake, whloh measured nearly
thirteen feet In length and was as large around aa
a roan's body, was killed near Tahlequah, L T., a
few days ago. It had twonty-four rattles,
John Small, a wealthy yonng fanner of Saelby
vtlle, 111., died last week from eatlug ohow-ohow
la which a brass spoon had lain for several hours.
The spoon waa found to bo heavily coated with
During the prevalence of the great drought tn
Houthern Illinois the citizens of Iitonneld turned
many an honest penny by selling water by the
barrel to the less fortunate people of the neighbor
The scandals In France have given rise to the
word " Wllsonlsm," whloh Is already ourrent on
the boulevards, where It U used to express a mean,
lng similar to that which Mr. a P. Huntington
sometimes puts on the word "explain," only
At the recent Bute fair tn South Carolina Farmer
James M. Bradham was awarded a pnso for being
" the model man of the State." He Is seventy
eight years old, has followed the plough since he
was a lad uf ten and has not taken a drink of
whiskey since 1S37.
Lightning struck a shovel In the hands of Doyle
Brown, at Talking Uock, aa., recently, and, run.
nlug up the handle, spilt It In halt. Then the
bolt divided and ran through both of Brown's
hinds and arms and pissed out at the back of his
neck, killing him instantly.
A young owl came dying over the bnlldlngs on
Grant aenue. In Garden City, Kan., the other
morning, and dew atralght as an arrow at a man
standing on the corner. When the bird reaohed
htm the man threw op his hands suddenly and
caught It as he would a ball.
An Illinois clergyman who went out Into the
country to marry a young couple, and was put to
the trouble of hiring a horse for the occasion, re
ceived from the groom a coin carorully done up tn
a piece of paper. On opening It when he reached
home be found within a silver quarter.
John Chandler, whose desth wsa announced
from Concord, N. II., last weok, lived to bo 103
years old. He said In an Interview a short ttme
before his death that ho attributed Ms long life In
a great measure to the fact that he had never al
lowed hlmielf to bo worried over any matter, how.
ever serious It might be.
Mo Information Wanted.
Book Agent I would like to show you some
rpec meu pages of the universal encyclopedia.
Gotham Dame We ain't got no use fer encyclo
paedia. B. A. This book, madam. Is fall of fscts
and figures which snould be valuable to every
o. D. Faeta an' figures ain't no use to its,
B. A. I Judged from your luxurious surround
ings that your husband was In soma business or
0. D. No; he's a labor agitator.
What It Proves.
ITtom tk. rillihttra nrvnleh,)
Bqulldlg I always understood that the Japanese
were very industrious people.
McSwllllgen I believe they are.
bqulldlg But I've Just learned that they have
McSwllllgen What of that.
Bqulldlg Why, that proves they are very Idol, of
On Way t Dleae oflllm.
(Vm l Xmmj Citf Jewrmal,
Inspeotor Byrnes, of New York, thinks John
Most the most dangerous Anarchist In America, but
at the same tlmo tho biggest coward of all. Per
uana the best way to dlnpose ot Most Is to shout
Boo I" at him some dark night and scare him to
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DRIFT OF SOCIETY AFFAIRS.
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A CARD DANCE TO
Mr. Herbert A. Hhermnn and Mix Anna
White to lie itlnrrlrd In All HouU Church
.lira. Charles II. I.rlnnd'a Dance at 1(12
Mndlann Avenue Ihla Ilrriilnff Mr. I'clx.
otto to Wed Miss lie Hadowaha.
qCrlr EW YORK Boclety
fl 5a r will enjoy its busiest
TVat 1 ltty of tuo wock to"
I f v vlr J 'ny ere aro d'n
I nUx' J 1 nors' donees, the op.
AT) JJKl crn ant' woddings.
tWVK "sSrV Mt8, willinm A8lor
yltf-lvJp will give a pink din
'?iS&z3xjfor''Yii neiT ''' ovonlng
V"'-'?mPwL Kluntler will uso only
TOyc "jisi- ft t'10 choicest pink roses
Jr "S&mJJi, n',0,lt tuo table. Those
av5 JvZ nt tho tnbl wil1 ln-
dg- J" cludo Mrs. William
'vj-'" " Vr- Astor, Mr. John Jacob
FJjX rf" Astor, jr., Miss Eleanor
V '-' Winslow, Mr. Stonloy
Mortimer, Miss C Winlhrop, Mr. James F.
Tarns, Miss Turnnri", Mr. Kalph Ellis, Miss
Barboy, Mr. Brockholst Cutting, Miss BoUo
Wilson, Mr. Center Hitchcock, Miss Paget,
Mr. H. Xloyt, Miss Brndy, Mr. T. Howard,
Miss Hewitt and Mr. II. Cannon.
Tlin first largo dnnco of tho season will be
givon this ovoniug by Mrs. Charles II. Lo
land, of 1C2 Madison avenue. Miss Maud Le
land will assist in rocolving. The houso will
bo claboratoly decorated with flowors, and
the very pretty order of dances will be em
bellished with a goldon slippor. Among tho
250 dancers oxpoctcd aro tho following:
Miss Mattle Ooodndjo, Miss Marie Turnure.MIss
Wlnthrop, .Miss Itotihlm, Miss Hteward, Miss ller
ryman, Miss UcblerTelln, the Misses Hoffmun, Miss
Lay. MUs Bva Johnston, Miss Appleton, Miss
McKlm. Miss Day, .Mr. and Mrs, (lowland Tell,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles I'ellew, Mr. and Mrs. Kufus
Delafleld, and Meiisrs. Clnrkson, I'arsons, Waln
wnght, Klng.ford, DHadeld, Livingston, Scher
merhorn, flowland, McKlm, Ulllhouse, Howard
and Frederick Tains.
Tho marriage of Mr. Ilnbort A. Shormnn
and Miss Anna White, oldest daughter of Mr.
John Eaton White, n be quietly celebrated
this afternoon at All Souls' Church at
3.30 o'clook. Tho Ilov. It. Holier Now
ton will offlciato. The brido will wear a
travelling coBtume, with small lionnot to
match. Bho will carry wliito roBes. Mr.
Reginald P.Sherman will bo the best man. Mr.
Frank Wiggins and Mr. Frcdorick W. Shor
mon, a brothor of the groom, will bo tho
ushers. Thoro will bo no bridesmaids. Tho
bride will bo given away by hor father.
There will be no reception. Tho groom is a
doscondant of Roger Sherman, one of tho
signers of tho Declaration of Independence.
Among those who nro expected ot the church
aro tho following named persons :
Mrs. George Nichols, of Cambridge; Mr. and
Mrs. John W. T. Nichols, Col. and Mrs. Wlldrake,
Mrs Edward 8. Shcrin n, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
T. Sherman, Miss Townxcuil, of Kye; the Mls-es
Hnerimn. Mr. and Mrs. August Wlggln, Mrs.
Henry Dlmmock, .Mm. Tofley. Major and Mrs.
ax. Miss Lord, Mm. Townsend, ol Boston; Mr.
Louis Brown. Mr. ami Mrs. CouMlng, Mrs. Brunt,
Miss Reynolds, MUs 1'hlllltn. Mrs. White, of Cam
bridge; Mrs. Bands, Mrs. llartlctt andMrs.'Ilowo.
Tho wedding of Mr. William F. Armstrong
and Miss Jennie Horrman, daughter of tho
lato Philip Harmian, will tako place at 8
o'clock thiBovening nt tho homo of tho bride's
mother, 340 West Fourteenth street. Tho
Rov. Dr. Worrell, of the Thirteenth Street
Episcopal Church, will ofllciato. The bride
will wear a gown of Frcucli fuillo, Itli train.
The front of the V corsage, which is made
with elbow slooves, and tho front skirt will
bn trimmed with point lace. Tho tulle
veil , bo secured with oraugo
blossoms. Tho oniamonts worn will bo a
diamond crescont, tho gift of the groom, nnd
solitaire earrings, which wero presented by
tho bride's mother. Sho will carry a bouquet
of brido roses. Mr. James Herrmnn, brother
of the brido, will be tho best man, and Mr.
Andrew Flotchor, jr., Dr. Option Rafferty
and Mr. Henry Jorolimnn will be the ushers.
MisB Uraco Horrman, a sister, will bo the
maid of honor. Sho will wear whito mull
and will carry whito rosos. There will be no
bridesmaids. Among the gnostucxpoctodaro
the following.namod persons :
Mr. and Mrs. James Havemoyer. Mr. J. C.
Havemcycr, Mrs.WMlamLatmbeer, Mr. and Mrs.
0. E. Hall, Mr. Francis L. LrUnd, Mr. and Mrs.
Maclay, the Misses Maclsy, Mr. and Mrs. W. U.
Bogert, Mr. Oscar Zolllkoffer, Mrs. James btew
arr, the Misses Stewart, Mr. and Mrs.
Hector Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. William
Uavenieyer, Mms Trowbridge, Mr. and
Mrs. George Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. F. Calkins,
Mr. nector IMemcvr, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Had.
dock, Dr. Tucker, Miss Woorz, Mr. and Mrs. J.
1'. Loekwood, Mr. and Mrs. Jamei Wiggins. Mr.
and Mrs. Oniric Buckeye, Mrs. Lewis Buckeye,
Mr. and Mrs. Theal, Mr. and Mrs. Farrar, Mrs.
French and Dr. Livingston.
Mr. M. P. Mnduro Peixotto, son of Mr. B.
F. Peixotto, ex-TJnited States Consul to
France, nml Miss Katherino de Sadowsky, of
St. Petersburg, daughter of tho lato Gen. T.
do Sadowsky, will be married this evening at
8 o'clock. A civil raarringo ceremony will bo
performed by Judge Hall, aftor which the
Rev. Dr. Harris will make an address. The
bride will wear a simple j;owu of French
Faillo, made plain, with tram, with tho front
of tho V-shaped corsago trimmod with
C earls ond chenille. The largo, diamond
utterfly to bo worn on tho corsogo
and tho diamond pinB on tho tulle
veil wero presented by tho bride's mother.
A diamond bracelet, to bo worn, vas tho
groom's gift. Mr. Gcorgo Peixotto will bo
Uio best man. Mr. William Oardozo, Mr.
Frank Peixotto and Dr. Gcorgo Hayes lll bo
the ushers. Miss Loirn Finn, Mits llortonse
Straus, Miss Beatrice Peixotto and Mabel
Pcitotto, sistors of tho groom, will be tho
bridesmaids. Thoy will wear whito tullo
o or silk.cut walking length. They will carry
Glono do Franco roses. The bridal pair will
stand under an arch of flowers, from which
a hell will hung. Tho expected guests in
clude the following :
Mr. M. Cardozo, Mr. a Wolf, of Washington;
Mr. D. Hauumrger. Mr. Julius men, Mr. and Mrs.
,1. Solomon, Dr. Frledenbcrg, Mr. aud Mrs. Floyd
B. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Uilliuun, Mr. and Mrs.
11. F. Hayes, Dr. anu Mrs. T. M. Bloom, Mr. A.
Miuger, Mr. Trle.t, Miss Nathan, Dr. Bernard
Meyer, of rsrls; Mrs, Weldenbach, Miss Wclden
bach, Mrs. Norrls and Miss Norrls.
The marriago of tho Rov. Charles E. Taylor
and Miss Ellon P. Campboll, niece of Mrs.
llccckman do l'eyster, took place this fore
noon at 11.30 o'clock.
The marnngo of Mr. Howard Martin and
Miss Amy Williams will take place nt Christ
Church, nt New Brighton, S. I., on Doo. 1.
Mrs. G. 8. Appleton, of 17 East Thirty
second street, will givo a small danco this
Mrs. Charles Clark, of 831 Madison avenue,
will give a small reception this afternoon to
iutroduco her daughter.
Coming II vent a.
The Unknown tiooial Club has a dance at Everett
Hall, 31-W East Fourth street, to-morrow even ng.
The AtUntlu Coterie, an organization of working,
meu In th Niuth Asiembly District, MI1 give Its
unnual reception la Tammany Hall on No. 23.
This evenlug the Cooks' and Pastry Cools' Asso
ciation will hate Its annual ball in Titmtiunr Hall.
Some vrry ornaiuent.il and toothsome pastry has
been preparer, and a cook-book, the work of one
ot tho "ihs" stewards of the city. Is to be dis
tributed among the ladles.
The twrntletieth .nnlversary of the martyrdom
ot Allen, Larkln, O'urlen and Barrett will be com
memorated by the F nlan Brotherhood at Oocper
Institute to-morrow evening. Tie speakers will
be Dr. MoOlynn, Gen. F. F. Mlllen, ex-Congress-man
Wm. E. Koblnson aod others. Miss Munler'a
chorus will sing Irish national airs.
Tne new altar piece of the Byzantine basilica ot
SU Cecilia will be exhibited at ths Church ln One
Hundred and Btxth street, between Fourth and
Lexington avenues, this evening. The painting is
by Frost Johnson and the subject Is "The Last
hupper. " Haydn's btxth Mass will be plreu by tho
chuir, under wo direction of Jfrot, Stoilewerk.
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The Church Where tiould and Mace Worship
An Anardole of Hlmon Cameron.
Pows in the Wst Presbyterian Churoh, in
Forty-sccond street, near Fifth avenue, of
m iiich tho Rov. Dr. John II. Paxton is minis
ter, nro sold on tho plan in voguo at tho
Metropolitan Opera-House. In tho galleries
aro box-Btalls, containing six comfortablo
clmi rs. Tho latt or nro rented at an nvcrnge
of of $400 a year each. In tho main aisles of
tho odifico tho Church Committed puts n
Miluation on tho pews, nnd tho purchaser, in
addition, payB 17 per cent, a year on tho ns
Jny Gould purchased his pow for IJl.SOO
cash, n premium of $300 on its usscsBed
value, nnd his annual lovy is 1255. Ho owns
tho pow in feo.
Russell Sngo owns a pow assessed at $1,500
nnd worth $2,000. It cost him $800 soveral
years ago, and ho told tim pastor that he re
garded it as one of tho best investments he
air. fioglor, tho standard OH man, paid
$2,000 for his sitting nnd contributes 17 por
cent, on that amount, or $310.
A lady recently wanted n pow in the main
islo nenr tho front of thu church and was
naked $2,750 for it. Sho was givon a rofubal
of this offer for forty-oight hours. On in
(tuiry she found that seven porsons wonted
that Beat nnd thnt scores of gentlemen hnd
been wniting two years to buy. Sho pur
chased tho pow without further delny.
At n recent Wednesday evening lecture Dr.
Paxton told nn interesting incident in the
rarccr of Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania.
Ho Raid that when ho was stationed in Wash
ington, Camoron camo to him ono day and
" My young preacher, I wnntyou to preach
a sermon from the text, ' Cast your bread on
tho waters nnd it will return four-fold of tor
many days.' "
In explaining the request, the veteran
Pennsylvania politician boid that when he
was quito a young man ho met a young luin
berman who was bemoaning his ill-luck in
having his raft of timber laid up by tho low
wator. Tho man was surrounded by Bomo
operators who wore trying to secure tho drift
for a mere song.
Cameron asked tho young fellow, whose
name was Hahnemann, if ho could not hold
the logs until the freshets came.
" I have not a cent in the world," was the
roply, " and these men aro trying to Bquoeze
mo. I don't know what to do, for I am
" Young follow, you are not ruined," an
sworod Cameron. Come with me to my
bonk and I will hold your lumber and loan
you all tho money you need at the legal in
terest." Tho young lumberman was rescued and
Gen. Cameron lost sight of him.
" It was a great many years ago," the aged
Senator continued in tolling the story, " and
I was not an old man, but when I wanted to
bo United States Senator I met with sturdv
oppobition. I learned that there was a man
in tho lumber districts who had great influ
ence nnd controlled tho legislative delegation
from thnt part of tho State. I went to see
him. His name was Hahnemann, and, tak
ing my memorandum book with mo, I thought
I would rcoll tho lumber incident, Tho man
was too young to be the one I had casually
nssistcd, out I lonrned from him that he had
succeeded his father.
Tho young man did not know much of his
father's oxporionce, but conversed with his
mother and then returned to tho hotel to see
me. Ho Enid his mothor was anxious to Bee
the man who had put his father on his feet if
ho could be found. I told tho young
merchant that I was tho man and he grasped
mo by tho hnnd, Baid ho was ever opposed to
mo politically, but hoped I should win.
" That is how I first becomo United States
Senator. I cast my bread upon tho waters
nnd it returned to mo fourfold."
MERCHANT COHNFELD TO RETURN.
Matters I,nnliln- nrlghter for tha Mlaatna;
There is a better feeling to-day at tha office
of Isidor Cohnfeld, the missing feather mer
chant of Greone street, than has been mani
fested for some time, and tho opinion is
expressed that before many days Mr. Cohn
feld will return to this city and resume
chnrgo of his business.
A gentleman connected with the office has
been in communication with the missing
man practically since he disappeared, and
hears from him now about three times a
weok. Just whoro Mr. Cohnfold is at pres
ent tho gentleman declines to say, though be
does not deny that he is in Toronto. It
sooms a little strange to him that Mr. M. T.
Wall, tho Mercer streot straw goods mer
chant, who claims to have soon Cohnfeld in
Toronto a few days ago, should havo the im
pression that the latter bad made arrange
ments to romain in Canada for the winter.
Ho thinks that Mr. Wall is mistaken.
Tho reason for Mr. a0ohnf eld's sudden
disappoaranco was, said tho gentleman,
primarily ill-health. Ho was unable physi
cally to meet his creditors and undergo the
labors of examination, and it was by the ad
vise of Dr. Adolph Kesser, of Lexington ave
nue, that ho left his affairs as he did. In nil
his letters ho expresses a desire to return and
make a settlement of 100 cents on tho dollar.
The creditors on the other hand have ex
pressed a desiro that he should return, and
rcsumo business, and are evidently satisfied
with the terms proposod. At the Greene
street office it is believed, that within a few
days. Mr. Cohnfield will bo back at his desk.
Julius J. Frank, counsel for Mr.Cohnfiold,
is also more cheerful over the prospect and
says that in two or threo days the missing
man will bo at work ngnin and then the
settlement of tho firm's accounts will bo a
matter of but a fow weeks.
Ilelp the Needy.
The Home Jtellef Association, whose offices are
at S3 East Fourteenth street, will distribute cooked
food and groceries to deserving poor people on
Thanksgiving Diy. The association has been In
existence for a number of j ears, and has never
tailed to furulsii a ThanzegtUng dinner
to destitute families. Widows and wives
whoso husbands are slot or out of
work take their baskets to 423 East Fourteenth
street and have them filled with meats, vegetables
nnd groceries on Thanksgiving morning. Kind
hearted peoide who wish to help the association
can send cooVod and uncooked food to the offices
of tne assocl .tlon. Contributions of money can bo
sent tn checks drawn to the order of John F.
Snortor, Treasurer. The association la la need of
funds to purchase food, Ac.
Hooked nt Hotel.
C. II. Mulr, U. B. A. , Is at the sturtevant
Lieut. CoL J. It. Smith la a guest of the
Judge Aroasa J. Farker, of Albany, is at the
Murray Hill Hotel.
J. M. Cronse, a prominent wholesale merchant,
of Utlca, is at the Victoria:
Mayor Cornelius It. Parsons, ot Rochester, la a
guest at the Grand Central.
A. A. Conant, a prominent dry goods merchant ot
Boston, Is booked at thu l'ark Avenue.
Chester Holcombe, Secretary of TJ. 8. legation
at reklng, China, stops at the Windsor.
Gen. J. F. Farnsworth, of Washington, and
Major J. w. Johnston are among tho army men at
Francis A. Wilson, of Boston, publisher of the
routu' Comrnto;i, arrived at the Hotel Bruns
wick tills morning.
Among the arrivals at the Astor are Judge W. J.
Itobcrison, of Charlottesville, and Contractor U,
Mulntyrc, of Highland, N. Y.
United States Seuators John c. Spooner, of Wis.
cousin, anu Frank Iltacoa, ot Syracuse, arrived
at tue Filth Avenue Hotel this morning.
Ex-United States Senstor Stephen W Dorser has
returned from his New Mexican home und taken
up his residence at the Hfih Avenue HottL
At the Albtmsrlei Ex-Gov. O. B, Jngersoll. of
New Haven; Stewart Wyeth, of PniTadelphlai
Schenectady's Postmaster, John Ktyes Ialuo, and
Daniel O'Day, the Standard OU man, of Buffalo.
The SU James Dotsl appears to be a favorite
retort ot out-of-town editors. M. P. Handy, of
Philadelphia, and E. H. Butler, of the Buffalo
hewt, are there to-day. Other arrivals at the tmt
hotel are t Senator Carter 0. Beggs, of Pittsburg;
Col. F. J. Brown, of Waterhury, Conn, i U. A.
1VI0, a procilLsnt London barrister: Konert M,
Johnson, of Baltimore, and ltilpa iL lllckox, of
ABOUT TOWN COSSIP.
McLeod, tho popular examiner in tho Sur
veyor's Department, is quito tho Beau Brum,
incl of the Custom. IIoubo.
Miss Clara Morris is very fond of horses
nnd has several valuablo studs. Sho is an lu
ll opid rider rind in extremely proud of that
John M. Ottor, Judgo Hilton's present
manager, is nlso 0 feet or moro nnd is con
sidered very handsome and is quito n Ches
terfield in manners.
N. II, Barry is ono of Now York's hand
Romcst hotel proprietors, nnd ho is nt least a
head mid shoulders taller than thu hero of
AuHtcrlitz, for whom ho wns named.
Mrs. Josioh Macy has a great talent for
artistic decorntion, which sho has shown both
in and out doors nt her recently purchased
homo on tho Hudson, for which Bhe paid
As Hoon as E. Berry Wall discovered that
tho supposed dudcB of Wasujneton carried
umbrellas instead of wearing Mackintoshes
when it mined, ho left the city much
Clny Groono, the plnywright, Is an amusing
Btory-tellcr, and most of his anecdoes he tells
against hiniRelf. No ono laughs moro
heartily nt tlte " Blnting " ho occasionally
gets than Mr. Greene hirabelf.
Mrb. Lnngtry's house, nt No. 80, West
Twenty-third street, is so filled with works
of " virtuo nnd bigotry" thnt in somo of tho
rooms it is difficult to move. Hor drawing,
room is oxquisitoly furnished.
Mrs. Kate Palmer Stearns, tho mother of
Minnie Palmer, looks as young ns her dough
tor and knows it. Mrs. fatoorus is very fond
of "dear Minuio " and inissod her " bo dread
fully " when bho was in Aubtrolia.
Mrs. Agnes Booth is ono of tho few
members of tho Btogo who do not talk
"hhop." When Bhe leaves tho theatres she
forgets she is an actress, nnd is ono of tho
most domesticntod woman in the city.
The belles of New York will all bo sotting
their caps for Mr. J. J. Astor, tho only son of
Mr. Willian Astor, this season, as ho will
mnko his first nppenranco in Now York soci
ety sinco his graduation at Hnrvnrd.
George B. Nowton, tho leading wholesale
ooal dealer of tho city, did not come to New
York to make his millions, but brought them
with him from Philadelphia. In threo re
spocts ho is liko his friend Jay Gould ho is
rather small, taciturn, and has a long head.
Littlo Marshall P. Wilder is a consum
mately shrowd business man. Ho confides
his interests to nobody, and ho docs woll,
for tho manager does not exist who could
boom him as he booms himself. Ho is a
genial little fellow, always pleasing.
FANCIES IN FANS.
A fan of light-blue orapo has a painting of
autumn leaves upon it and is mounted on
Another of pale pink lisse has hnnd-paintod
birds and nn edging of lace. Tho carved
sticks aro inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
A fan of deep-red Gi epe do Chine is covered
with small, red spangles. The dnrk-red
sticks ore oIbo studded with red bpongles.
A very stylish fan is of transparent black
gauzo, and is almost a mass of irridescent
spangles. Tho long, black sticks are spanglod
A spray of delicate tea roses is painted on a
pale yollow lisse fan, whloh has an edging of
yellow lace and feathers. Ivory sticks inlaid
Wild roses are painted on a whito gauze
fan, which is topped with a border of ostrich
nnd marabout feathers. Tho whito ivory
sticks aro in carved open-work.
A fan of very polo yellow transparent
cauzo is painted with rich purple ponsieH.
Tho fan is edged with yellow laco and the
yellow sticks are inlaid with gold.
Fans composod entirely of ostrioh feathers
are extremely popular, and come in the pale
tints and in the natural colors. Thoy are
very large, ond aro, perhaps, of all fans, tho
Queer Dnrlal Cnatome In Europe.
MUxanrfrfo Cort.ipond.nc Mtlwaidft BmHnK
The ceremonies for death and burial are alike
for men and women. In tha hour ot death the
face is turned towards Mecca .or Jerusalem, and
when the final moment comes the women of the
harem, ln regular succession, Bond forth shrill
falsetto cries that rend the air and make the nerves
quiver. This cry brings to the homo tho women of
the village, who Join In the lament lor tho dead.
All are dressed ln soiled, dark blue robes, and
have faces, hands, breasts and even the walls of
the house daube I with Indigo. They unbrald their
hair, and often pluck It out and lash themselves
Into a frenzy. Among the rich the clothing of tho
dead Is strewn about tne room, and the dishes and
ornaments broken with great noise. Before tho
chill of death has fallen npon the lnanlmated form
It must be carried to tho tomb. The
mourners follow the bier, which Is cov
ered with a cashmere siawl and carried
on tho shoulders of men. All are
in soiled garments, with coarse cloth on the head.
The night following the burial, the men pass the
hours with irlends, smoking and drinking coffee,
osim and resigned to destiny: the women spend
the nlgnt ln wailing and shrieking. On certain
dsys her mother bewails her dead through the
years, and on the fe-Uvals for the dead, families
take their provisions and shawls and spoad the
night at the graves or their relations. Alter the
death of a husnand the widow musi remain In the
house a year, with all the ooverlng of the furniture
wrong aid out, and the mirrors and ornaments
covered. She does not offi-r refreshments to visit
ors, and the pipes are without their mouthpieces,
and she must hare at staled times professional
waiters to perform ln the house. The women
beautify themselves by tattooing the fare and
breast; Coptlo women have a iroes or star tattooed
on tho arm. Lips aro stained a dark purple, and
the finger nails and pal tin of the hania are colored
ornnge wllh henna. Women of evtry class put a
black rim under the eye, made with kotil, which Is
not lujnnoua and hcsldrs lending size and force to
the eye, gives it shade from light.
An American Girl Nnubbed the Prlac.
Zomlon Corrtipond.ne. Chicago JVfwa.
The only snub the Prince of Wales ever received
at Uomburg was administered by an American girt
and ln such a msnner as to take the breath away
from her mother. It was the season the Prlnco
fell on the salon floor with Miss Winslow while
waltzing. He had overcharged himself with wrne
at dinner. Presently tie caughtslgbt of this South
ern girl, distinguished looking, handsome and
pasilonalely fonu of dancing, who bad, somed ys
previous, been Introduced to him. He despatched
an equerry to summon her for a waltz, On tne
Instant, and while her mother was dumfonnded for
want of asultablo reply, s'ie said: "Convey mv
retrets tolls ltoyal Uighness.and Inform him that
that I shall danco no more tins season."
" But you forgei, Mlis Winslow," continued the
emissary, " that this Is a royal command."
" And you forget, sir, that I am an Ameri
can and am not accustomed to obeying royal com
mand1"." At this thy equerry vanished and the yonug lady's
mother recovered her brcuth. Tho plucky South
ernor kept her word by abstaining Irom dancing
the remainder of the season.
A Hint lo Husbands,
(from Iht PHlad.lpMa Pr.ii,)
The husband who chooses to make the effort will
find that when he accords to his wife full acknowl.
edgement of her Individuality, and accustoms her
through all the routine of married life to the same
gracious courtesy he used lo practice at an earlier
day, he will have a fearless companion by his side,
a woman of reflection and Judgment, who
having a sense of resoniblllty and ac
countability to herielf, always the stern.
est ot Judges, Is an actual helpmeet, a lios.li.lo
cliamplun, a charming friend, u reasonable assist
ant, a woman with some other enienatnment In
her than the reflection of hli own accustomod
tuoughts, with some novelty and Interest; and so
ho will find his marriage a far finer thing than If he
had always a sweet and tiresome little slave at
command. He will Ond his own position, too, a
something loftier one, for he will be the protector
and shield and support ot one ot a colder order
than weaklings, aud he gslns even In nut own
esteem by the assumption of that loftier character.
Two Kinds of Daisy.
I from (JmA.)
"And so your slater really said last mrhtnal
she thought I was a little daisy, did she, youbyt"
asked Featherly, striving to hide bis exultation.
J,7.ci.'."J',,pona.e,1Dobbt" nl pa said that lie
CHRISTMAS TRADE BLOCKED.
THE POST -OFFICE CHOKED WITH TUT
Tronbla Caused by a Sndden and Arbitrary
Itnllns; as to Wrappers for Third an!
rourtli Class Matter Dry (lends Firms,
Publishing: House nnd Wholesale Grocers
the Principal SufTerere Manv Complaints.
Incalculable injury aud unheard-of annoy,
nnce has resulted to business firms in this
city in consequence of tho recent ruling of
tho Postmaster-General as to tho regulations
governing second, third and fourth-olasi
moil matter. The novel interpretation of tht
law, whioh is regarded by merchants gener
ally as utterly unwarranted by tho statute!,
wos sprung on the community on Oot. 1 with,
out tho slightest warning or time for prepa
ration, and made a sweeping ohango in tha
forms permitted by the department for tha
past eight years.
Tho immodiato result of the new order hai
been to choke tho rooms of tho Post-Offloa
with tons- upon tons of mall matter, upon
which advanced rotes aro demanded prior to
delivery, nud to deal a terrifio blow at tha
out-of-town Christmas trade of dry-goods
firms, publishing-houses and wholesale
The trouble all arises from the foot that on
all except first olass, or lottor, matter, at two
ccntB nn ounce tho senders are forbiddon to
put anything beyond the names and addresses
of the sender and tho addresseo. This soema
n simple and innocuous regulation, but it has
In sending merchandise through the mail
tho firms selling the nrtiole have been for
years in the habit of using printed wrappers
with their nnino and address in the upper
left-hand corner, with the nature of their
business, " Publisher," " Importing Grocer,"
Dry Goods," c. The postal authorities
years ago held that such printed words were)
properly part of tho name and address of the
Bender and wero allowable on the wrapper.
Trade-marks and designs, suoh as embellish,
the title at the top of the first page of Trru
Wom.n, wero nlso admitted without question
nnd frequently appeared on tho wrappers
used by publishers and other houses.
When the radical ohange was made in tha
interpretation of the law of 1870, it was mad
so suddenly as to fall heavily as possible on
those affected by it. No notice wos given
no time allowed for the presumably wicked
to respond and reform before the thunder
The first news of tha novel conclusion ar
rived at by the Washington authorities re
ceived by the American News Company was
when over two tons of book matter addressed
to thorn was detained ut the Post-Office, and
they got word that about 81,000 was duo for
tho difference between third and first class
rates. Tho solo reason for thin monstrous
charge was that tho out-of-town agents of tho
American News Company had Bent the books
and periodicals in wrappers printed in tha
corner : " From , news agents,
Chicago," or elsewhere.
Dry-goods firms such as Macys, O'Neill's,
Simpson, Crawford & Simpson, Altman, Bid
ley, Lord t Taylor nnd Lo Boutillier do an
immense business through tho mails with
country customers, postal rates being muoh
less than express charges on light-weight ar
ticles and there being post-oflices in many
country towns and vulages which the ex
press does not reach. These firms send
catalogues throughout tho country with
prices attached to each article for which they
agree to deliver the goods by maiL Tha sud
den change of rules governing third and
fourth class mattor caused thousands of these
packages to be rejected by the oonsignocs.
who naturally acousod the New York firms ol
bad faith in not properly prepaying the post,
The difficulty in the case of these goods
was merely that tho wrapper bore the imprint
" Dry goods," or a red star or other trade
mark. Slight as it was, it was sufficient to
cause the Post-Office authorities to reject tho
parcels as third or fourth olass matter, and
to charge 82 cents per pound instead of 8 or
1G conts. In many instances, as in Email con
signments of soap, stationery and oorset
laeos the "fine" demanded by the Post
Offlco far exceeded the value of the goods.
All the firms named, and many others, havo
numbers of packages lying in the Post-Of-fice
here awaiting the payment of first-class
rates for they are constantly receiving
samples through tho mail, and country cus
tomers often make mistakes in ordering and
have to return tho goods for exchange or al
teration. If the damage already done and the lost
so far occasioned were all the matter would
be serious enough, but the story is not half
told. This is the busiest time of the year.
the Christmas trade having fully set in. All
the firms affected have on nand large stocks
of wrappers and envelopes already printed,
such as they have used for years. They
must bo charged, in compliance with tha
new ruling, for they cannot afford to send
everything at letter rates. But the printing;
cannot be done for everybody within sot.
eral weoks at least, and in the mnantlms
they suffer intolerable inconvenience.
Thurber, Whyland it Co. have on hand
70,000 stamped wrappers on whloh the Gov
ernment printed for them their businesf'
card. The words " Importing Grocers art!
fatal, and the wholo stock is useless for tha
purpose for whioh they were intended.
The book firm of Belford, Clarke ft Co.,
S8S Broadway, has had 800,000 wrappers ren
dered useless by tho presence of the word
" publishers." The firm received notice yes
terday that $20 worth of books sent by their
Chicago agent at third olass rates are held by
the Fost-Ofiioe authorities for a further pay
ment of $50 two and a half times the value
of the goods. Mr. Belford says he Intends to
sue for an injunction restraining the postal
authorities from enforcing the new rule.
Tho American News Company has peti
tioned the Postmaster-Goneral to remit tho
fine of $1,000 on tho detained goods and to
defer insistence upon tho now Interpretation
until Dec. 15.
Macy & Co. havo made a strenuous protest
and have received a letter from Postmastor
General Vilas, in which, while declining to
alter the decision arrived at by the depart
ment, he says :
I am not entitled to criticise a law which It Is
only my duty to obey, yet will venture ti.e remark:
that to me It appears difficult to justify the full ex
tent to wlilcli the exclusion of printing npon,
packets of third and fourth class matter extendi,
bo that sufficient clear space Is reserved for tho ad
dress, Its correction for reforwardlng and the post
maAs required, without confusion to the eye of
the clerks ln handling, there appears little reason
to prohibit on tho exterior printing which may bo
The Inst fow words of the Postmaster-General
refer to the curious fact that the printed
mattor which the postal authorities consider
bo objectionable on tho face of a wrapper,
might bs sent in any quantity inside an or
thodox wrapper as third-class matter.
The new regulations are so burdensome,
and to many so arbitrary and unwarranted,
that strenuous offorts are being mode to in
duce tho authorities in Washington to changa
their attitude in regard to the matter.
To a Would reporter Postmaster Pearson
said it was truo that many tons of moil mat
ter were detained in the post-office in couse
quonco of the now ruling. He could not help
it, however, as ho was only acting under tha
instructions of his superiors.
Examined Seventy-Five Cents Worth.
From JJarptr. Jtaoor,
"Johnnie. I'm ashamed of yon. Ton don't do
nothing I tell you. I see you'll have to nave year
head examined, so I'll know Just what you can
(A few days hart passed. ) Here, mat Ban's
a maD and all about my head. Just bean SJuxuasd
and you'll have to pay the man ts cents. "
It Makes Him Mad.
JVen (As Cltteaf alar O.tan.)
Theohtnu and potato bug trouble tho farmer
tlfisiiXifi'f iiS'S-si,i'!'' , sf'-i tj,o -f ,SM