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THE WORLD; TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 22, 1887. 5 ' $
SPORTS OF FIELD AND RING.
TOBOGGAN SLIDES AT THE FLEETWOOD
t RACE TRACK.
narrard a IIt tie the Favorite In the Coming
Football (lame The Betting on Hnilik and
Hllraln Scottleh-Anierlcan Hoxlns; Com.
petlllona Athletes In Ornnco Hkatcrs
Hcndy far Their Annunl Meet.
BEALTHFUTj sport will
roigu nt Fleetwood this
nro already making for
two immense tobog
Knn slides, one from
tho grand stand to the
hnlf-inllo post and the
other from tho bnok
strotch back to tho
grand stand. Tho
Carnival Company, of
Now York," composed
of such mon as Alfred
do Cordova, Cottuty
Clerk Flack, Sheriff
Grant, Frank Hardy,
Gabo Caso and Socrotary Floyd-Jones, have
mnttors in chargo and nothing will bo loft
undono to add to tho pleasures of throe
months' festivities. Tho track is to bo
flooded and frozen so that sleigh racing by
electricity may havo a chanco and tho space
under tho grand etond is to bo cleared out,
now fixtures put in and tho club-house, veran
das will bo glass inclosed. Tho park will bo
mado easy of access by means of carriages
and sleigh stages, which will bo run at all
hums from the Ono Hundred and Fifty,fifth
street station of tho Metropolitan Klovated
Discussion of the Harvard-Yalo game to be
flayed on Thursday is growing heated.
Iarvard was a Blight favorito in tho betting
ut tho Hoffman Houso last night.
It was supposed thot 500 peoplo paid thoir
way into tho Palisade Rink in Jersey City
last night to sco a ten-round boxing match
between Tommy Dames and Jimmy Larkins,
but thcro was only $100 to Bhow for it and
the feather-weights concluded not to fight.
There wcro settos between Fowler and
Young and Billy Docoy and Jack Delaney,
and a three-round " go." decided to be " on
even draw," between Billy Dunne, of Phila
delphia, and James McConnick, of Jersey.
Benny McGill says ho will meet Billy
Davis at Jem Barclay's Sixth avenue place,
draw up articles and put up the money for
500 a side, bkin-tight glove fight to a finish
Five hundred dollars, to bet at ovens on
Smith against Kilrain, has been placed in
Billy Edwards's hands by Mr. Robert Has
kins. a Welsh sporting man. Mr. Haslan, in
speaking of " Toff " Wall, said the English
middle-weight (?) would fight at about 160
pounds. Bompsey can bo strong at 140
At the second monthly meeting of the Scottish-American
Athletic Club, to be held in its
club-house on Grove street, Jorsev City, early
noxt month, there will be another boxing
competition for medals, for amateurs. Tho
special heavy-weight bout between J. McCor
mick and J. J. Van Houtcn ought to bo a
good ono. It is to bo on eight-round contest
this time. McCormick got tho decision in a
former contest betweon theso men. The
Seottish-Americans are trying very hard to
get together money to build a now athletic
track in Jersey City.
The Manhattan Ath'.etic Club's annual elec
tion will occur on or about Deo. 12.
Ned rinmmor. tho well-known sporting re
porter, leaves on Saturday by way of Havre
or Bremen to witness tho Smith-Kilroin
The Orange (N. J.) Athletio Club will have
IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
A Realistic Story of New York
Life by Nym Crinkle.
n fl ff7ms was noor girt in
1 li fC( stammlg''1- fancy goods
lEfJWW.ifxk y5WnD(1 trimmings, then In
-1JQSf3BiE Fourteenth street, Just
lr raHHvclStlt years ago coming
w S1 J vlv Let me Bee. That would
W 'i UVnrf) raak8 her nln6tecn. Bat
& iJWvSrSSR an Blie ke'a ller k""1 B0
y6Sv5CLj3high that she looked at
ih&WPfMKmJj? least year 0l,cr
rj5jlrSPJjBjw Every night, at half-
2Ja fPiiy past flve Bhe bad t0 walk
VJ3S Ia; throngh Fourteenth
fj ffCJ street to Second avenue
"( 7 ) XY and then up to Eighteenth
fflW street to get home. There
(vVVf Ml iL wcretwo girls who lived
r r .in - j( fifa over In that direction
who were generally her companions. They were
toth In Stammls's place and were known as Llda
Mallon and Kate Murphy,
Every night for a year these girls went through
Fourteenth street, turned up the Second
avenue and .separated on the corner ot
Eighteenth street. Llda Mallon was a little viva
clous, red-headed creature, with here and there a
Kate Murphy was the oldest of the three and
altogether tho most sedate.; The girls In Stammls's
said Bhe had teen married, but girls have a wuy
of guessing at these thlngi that I do not under
stand. She was a dark, square-shouldered woman
who was rather melancholy and very quiet.
The other girl was Maggie Brush. No one ever
notloed Llda or Kate as they passed along. Some
how Maggie caught all the attention. It's hard for
me to tell why. Ton my word, If you were to ask
me how I coaldn't explain It to you. I'vo heard
men discuss It for honrs and always disagree as to
what It was, but always agree that It was there.
She was a trine above the medium bright. But
she always looked taller than she really was. I've
seen bets lost tlrao and again on her height. She
had an erect way ot carrying herself, as If she
wcro looking down on you don't you know, and
you couldn't escape tho feeling, even If you were
lx feet high. But It couldn't, havo been that alone
that mado peoplo notice, yet women purchasers
who went Into stammla'a used to say when they
hart looked at them: "Oh, niy.I wonder who she Is
with her proud airs." Four years later Alfred
Thompson, the artist, said to her one day: "My
dear, the Graces built you, but It was Giotto htm
tlf who struck with his dlvino pencil those two
curves on your forehead.
She bad u good-looking round faco and a
clear complexion, with two big eyes, tho color of
well, I'm hanged If I know what to compare the
color to. I never saw exactly the same color In
anyotbor eyes. It was what the painters call raw
timber a cool, graylah brown.
You've seen It on the mountain side In Septem
ber when the skies were bine. You may have
noticed It sometimes in the allies of your best
cigar as you dipped It off In a blue saucer. And
right over these mild, changeable eyes were two
darkish eyebrows that were the oddest yon ever
". in tho first place, they were darkor than the
tcdUlsh-brown hair on her head, which balr was
waclly lbs color of .pulled taffy, whereas theto
l 'winter games at Orange on Monday even
ing, Nov. 28. There will be fifteen events,
among thom a three-logged race, & hitch and
luck, a high kick and a sack race.
Arty Kirker, the Harlem sporting man,
says ho didn't enjoy himself at the Smith
Curtin fight, nt the West Side Driving Pork,
in Jersey City, lost week, a bit. Ho was
rolled on tho floor by tho mob with whom ho
tried to got out of the windows, was cap.
tured. ond looked up over night. Ono
Hleockor street sport, with his usual luck,
managed to escape through a window, silk
hat and all.
The National Amateur Skating Association
will have its regular meeting a week from to
night at the Grand Union Hotel. Besides
the annual election n progrnmmo of tho
winter's sports will probably bo mapped out.
Gus Walton, the old-time amateur cham
pion skater, and his cousin made remarkably
good timo In a walk from the Windsor Hotel,
at Forty-sevonth street, to Ono Hundred and
Forty -ninth street and Mott avenuo, Sunday
afternoon. Thoymado tho journey uptown
in ono hour and thirteen minutes, not walk
ing in such a manner as to attract attention.
Coming bock it was dark enough for thom to
spurt in thoir walking without making spoo
tntors think them crazy, and tho distance
homo was coverod in one hour bIx minutes
two hours ond nineteen minutes for tho
Thot wonderful "put" of the sixteen
pound shot by Georgo Gray, of Canada, at
the Mott Haven grounds on Saturday wasn't
as wonderful a thing in the shot-putting line
as oro Pago's wonderful jumps in their lino ;
but Gray can suroly throw forty-flvo feet, ono
foot one inch better than ho has yet shown
publicly if ho has n mind to. " Why didn't1
ho do if Saturday ?" Woll, ho got one IJGO
gold medal for breaking the record, and
o may want another ono next year. He put
the shot only once, when ho might have douo
much better if ho had taken tho two trials ho
had loft. Gray is a curious fellow, as ho
showed at tho championship meeting, and he
has some funny notions tucked away in his
The romarknblo feats of Page and Gray go
to prove that athletes as well as good horses
como in all shapes and you can't toll how for
a frog will jump till ho tries.
The cost of the island the New York
Athletic Club has just decided to purchase is
$60,000, and $75,000 additional will bo fluent
in fitting it up. The spaco, about ono hundred
yards in width, between tho island and the
main land, now occupied by water not deep
enough to row on. will bo filled in and tho
club-house, which will be commenced with
tho opening of spring, will havo dining and
sleeping accommodations for 800.
They say ur ot the New York Athletio Club
that big Barry doesn't sleep now nights sinco
the talk of a bout bctwoen him and Buer
meyer started. Buormeyor and somo others
wanted tho set-to to toko place after the meet
ing to see about buying the island the other
night, but Barry wonted to wait o while.
Buermoycr hasn't sparred in two or three
Ton Must Know Your Ground.
fVom ffarpor JtaMr.
Mrs. Menage Now that you are so soon to be
married and go to housekeeping, Francellne, I
would suggest that you go Into the kitchen for a
few hours everv day.
Francellne Why, mamma, I am sure that Char
ley never asked me to be lila wife to get bit dinner.
Mr. M. But, my drar, to know the names of
things In a kitchen will give yon so mucn confid
ence in your ability to scold your servants.
That Nasty Medicine.
Oct. 23, 1888,
IP. B. lllr it Hon.
Dun SlBl! A few dart aco I obtained two bottles of
your KxrzcTOBANT for my daughter, who haahadluna;
trouble for a lour time, ana waa fast coin Into oonsump
tlnn. I immediately stopped the XA8IY mkdioims the
doctore were string Tier and began tin your medicine, fnl
lowlnc the direction implicitly. I hare Just siren ber the
last til tine bottle, and the result baa been auoh that I feel
it my duty to thank you and ask you to publish this state
ment for the Rood or others. The pain in her chest and
the worrying-, hacking onugh, which was lit cebsakt and
most distressing, has intibzxy msarrKARED. I beliere
ray daughter ia as weU to-day as she has ever been in her
life, but I shall use the remaining bottle of Expectouant,
giving small doses daily to make aure. It seems atmnat
beyond belief that a trouble so serious and of such long
standing should be cured in roun DATB. Again thank
ing yuu lor this blessing, 1 remain, yours gratefully,
115t Norfolk St., city. V
eyebrows were sure to make you think she had
blacked them but Lord, she never thought of
such a thing, and at that tlmo I don't believe she
had ever heard ot such a thing.
It was not the color of them 10 muoh aa the
absurd way In which they arched themselves on
her forehead. Poor girl, she couldn't help her
eycbrowB and a freckle round her nose.
Where was I. Oh, yes, her mouth. Well, It
wasn't one of those little, saucy, pinched affairs.
It was a big mouth, cherry red, with two little
keyboards in It upon which a deep contralto voice
made rauBlc. No man ever aaw It when Bhe laughed
without saying to himself, the brute: "Ueavcns,
how I would like to be kissed by that!"
Where she got her month and eyebrows, I never
could understand. Ilcr old mother didn't have
them, and her father, bless my soul.he had a hard,
square jaw and two or three white bristles that
never, never could have been beautiful.
Something more about Maggie. Uave a little
patience and git e mo free scope, and I'll tell you
It I can, though this Is the hardest part. Up to
this time clothes had never dressed her the
curious thing was that she dresBed the clothes.
I hope you know what I mean. She was poor, but
It made no difference what she threw on, It fell
Into the curve of ber body and began to get stylo
from somewhere. If sho wore ono of those hid
eous and cheap waterproofs that make mott girls
look like old umbrellas that will not shut up, some
how It began to spring out here and bend In there,
as It nature had panlers and corsets of her own
and snapped her fingers at the costumcrs.
' And so she has, girls don't yon forget It.
Perhaps you understand now why Maggie was
the girl of the three that attracted attention.
The fact is, Maggie was one of those girls
that men call stunning, and women who are not
stunning with a look of their heads acknowledge
During the first week that she was in Stammls's
she was so tired with standing on her feet all day
that she used to stop and sit down and rest when
on her way home on old Judge Fancher'swhlte mar
ble steps down there near Second avenue. And ono
night the butler came down the steps and, seeing
some one dimly In a water-proof, said: "Come,
now, move along, madam," and Maggie Inno
cently lifting her eyebrows at him, he changed his
tune. "I beg your pardon, ma'am," said he,
"can I go In and get you a glass ot water or
Where did she come from 1
Her father, fifty-eight years old, lived In the
basement of the old-fashioned three-story house,
that you can see standing still on the north aide of
Eighteenth street, between the First and Second
avenues. lie was an Englishman, and he had
lved there fourteen years.
There were only thrco of them the old man, the
old woman aud Maggie, unless we count In Llda,
who spent a good deal 01 her tlmo there for rea
sons which I will tell you presently.
A little sign on the basement window had this
painted on It :
John URL'sn, :
; Umbrellas Mended and Canes Ite-ferruled. :
; dcuerul Jobbing Attended To. :
A patient, methodical, Industrious old man, he
lad become with years ot monotonous drudgery
Utile better than a machine. You could see bis
white head through the dirty panes of the base
ment window at nearly all times, as he stood at bis
Utile work-bench In a tick apron and tinkered
away In his spectacles,
A leady'patronsge in trivial Job had set la with
4s T."ik-t, (J.
PEEPS BEHIND THE CURTAIN.
PLANS AND DOINGS OP MAYERS 0FP AND
ON THE STAGE.
Mr. ITerbert Kelcey I.irte at Proatrate Dam.
ael and Gladden a Tender Heart at the
Hnme Time A Call for John It. ltosero
Tho arren.Kyrd Monster In Ilarrlgan'n
Company Interest In the Luteal Htac."
"jiimt .' iXOEEDING reckless-
jrfjfcstoj ness is shown by fool
jff XifV T '"k vouuf women who
ifL.iffTf'rrL ,V worship at tho shrines
xJftaBObg ot I'retty nctors and
kTJKciaKv - B'Rk over ac1 iTeiy
frjpcajft productions os Man
cSj I (SHSSniQvi ,0Ni Sothern, Bellow
gS-rjgg and nonry Miller.as is
ggg"-- ffj proved by the follow
JrSfeJ&tfi' tiJI ing incident which oc
vKWsw!tewN35 otirrod o couplo of days
wJSilLy ago. Two elegantly
7iVrY'Tl lVn dresscl n'r's wero
Iv JL)mv J VJJa crossnR Sixth avenuo
lW(fwijJP$v ht Twcnty-ninth stroet
ljj, ' when ono of thom saw
nil 1 VA fltho form of Hcrbort
with its usual rhythmical swing. " Isn't ho
too nlco ?" sho said to her companion. " I'd
give anything or do anything to have that
man spenk to me." "Don't folk suoh non
sense," retorted tho othor j " or if you do,
don't let it be so loud." Tho young woman,
however, looking at Kolcoy instead of whore
sho was going, caught her foot in tho track so
suddonly that it brought lier to tho ground.
Sho uttered a cry of pain. Kolcoy, who
wan but a few ynrds away, of course
advanced, all beautiful anxiety aud tendor
manunesn. no imou mo prosiraio (lamsoi,
brushed tho ilust from her jacket with his
be-lioliotroped" handkerchief, dropped his
cane, picked it up, raised his hat, and ex
claimed in sweetest tones, " Oh, I do hopo
you oro not hurt!" Ho gavo her one cxpres
siyo glance and departed. What tho damsel
said to her friend is not known, but tho ex
pression on lier face was ono of such sub
limo happiness that Raphael, Angclo, Hoi
bein or any othor dealer in expressions ought
to have been there to see it.
John B. Rogers, Minnio Palmex'i marital
and theatrical manager, never loses an oppor
tunity of bringing that young woman and
(incidentally, of course), himself boforo the
public. At tho Brooklyn Park Thentro lost
weok, My Brother's Sister " was given, Mr.
Rogers distributed printod lottors bogging
the nudience to answer theBo questions : "Do
you liko tho title of tho ploy ?" " Do you
like the story ?" " Do you like tho char
actors?" ,cDo you liko tho songs and
music ?" and " Can you suggest any improve
ments ?" To tho lost question ono gentleman
wrote ns follows : " Yes, I can. Put Johnnio
Rogers on in a song and dance."
Several members of nnrrigan's company
ore Bald to bo extremely dissatisfied because
in the now play called "Pcto" to bo pro
duced to-night tnoy have boon assigned vory
6m ill parts. Mr. Harrigan will introduce
two or three now mombers in this ploy, and
this tho old ones do not like. Mrs. Yeamans
has a very small part, and Miss Annio Lang
don is also in tho background. The former
lady, who is ono of Mr. Harrigan's cleverest
actresses, is known in slang parlance as a
The solo of seats for the production of
" She " at Niblo's next weok commences on
Thursday. Tho interest that attaches itself
to the novol is shown by tho number of or
ders for seats for tho play secured by E. G.
Gilmoro. The feoblo attempts made to pro
duce " Sho " out of town havo been dismally
disastrous. As before stated, no sooner do
New York managers announce their intention
of producing tho drnmatizntion of u book
than out-of-town people follow in their foot
stepH without any facilities at hund, Mr.
Rider Haggard's written authorization, sent
to Mr. William Gillette, is, of course, simply
an acknowledgment of the announcement
that Gillette will pay him royalties. Tboro is
no legal nocossity for royaftios. Tho inter,
national copyright question is, however,
Arthur Wallaok ond Chorles Alfred Byrne
are in working harness. They havo just
completed another play called "Temptation."
Charles Alfred Bvrne is a now aud rovisod
edition of C. A. llyrno.
Dixey opened last night in San Francisco.
Tho advauco sale before his arrival inolmled
every seat in tho houso, for the opening
night. It is the comedian's intention to re
main in California for flve weeks. E. E.
Rice, who is with Dixey, will return this
weok, if anything definite can be said in
advnnco about tho movements of so orratio a
The production of "Held by the Enemy"
at the Grand Opera-House next Monday, and
of " She " at Niblo's, will show Mr. Gillette's
work in two of tho largest theatres in
America on tho somo evening.
Khor's " Anarchy " is prodncod bv Messrs.
French and Sanger, Josoph Haworth and
Miss Annio Roho, will appear in tho leading
parts, Tho play may be presented for a sea
son on tho road. Tho indications are that
tho title will not meet with favor, if tho opin
ion of outside managers go for an) thing.
A DOLLAR DINNKR FOR FOUR.
Contrtbntrd Rally to " Tho World by One
or the Heat Known City Chef.
At to-daj'a market prices tho material for this
dinner can be purchased for L
Beet Broth with Rloe.
Ho A ST.
Lamb. Baked rotato.
Ginger Suaps. Cheese.
Dainties of the Market.
Prime rib roast, 18o. to 20c, Iiheters, Bo. to 10a,
Porterhouse steak, U5e. Vtiitetlab, 15o.
hirloln steak, lOo. to 'i0o. Pickerel, 13a to 15o,
T.eg mutton, ltc, ti lfte. Frost flsll. Ho.
Lamb chop, 25o. to 'Joo. Flounders, 10c.
I,g veal, 20o. Halmnn trout, 12o.
Kngtlsh mntton ohops. 2So, Illueflsh, 16o.
Ijamb hlndq'ters, Uo. tolCc, White perch. 10c. toXSo.
Veal outlets, 2fl. Ited snspners, lSe, to 18o
Hweetbre&ds, $d per dozen. Halibut, 15c. to 18o.
Calres' hesds, oOc. toCOc. htriped bass, loc. t25o.
Roastlns: pig, AJ.Q0 each. Htack bsss. 10c. to l&o.
Uoastolilcken,12c,to20o.lh. Hbeepebead, 20c. to 23c.
Hoastlngturkeys.lfo.tolSo. Smelts, 16c. M20o.
Rqusbs, OS.oOut Qt dot. Little-neck clams, sOo. to
Ilo"-n geese, 10c. to 20c. DOc. a 100.
Boston ducks. lHo. to 20c. Orsters, 76c. to $l,P.O a 100.
Ordinary duoks, 14a. to 15c. Terrapin, S12 Ut $30 a doi.
Canrasobacks, $3.60 pair. tlreen Turtle. 12)Co. lb.
Grouse, Q1.25 pair. flreen turtle soup, Ql quart.
Partridge(76o.toSJ1.25paJr. Frogs legs, C0a. lb.
Reed birds, lit doxen. Terrapin stew, $4 quart.
Redheads, lIl.ROpalr Rhrlmps, 1. 50 per gallon.
Mallards. 41 pair. Scallops, 91.60 per gallon.
Teal, 75o. pair. Celery, 12c. bunch.
Capons, 25c. lb. Peaa, 30o. half-peek.
Ou&ll, $3.50 doa, Hquashes, 10c. to 15c.
Kngllsh snipe, 92,60 doa. Pumpkins, 20o.
Plorer. 9H dnz. Mushrooms, $1 quart.
Rail, 91.60 doi. Onions, 15c. to 20c. half-
Rabblta, 25o. apleo. peck.
Venison, 20o. to 25o. Cauliflowers, 10c. to 15o.
Woodcook, 91 pair, lttuoe, 6c. head.
Fresh ood tongnes, 15o, lb, Cranberrrs. 10c. quart.
Fresh mackerel, 15c, UcreeradUn, 10c root,
flea bass, 15c. fiweet potatoes, 20c balf-
Fresh Kenebeok salmon, 75c peok.
Fresh Bpsnieh Mackerel,75o iXma beans, 20c. quart.
Chicken Halibut, 18c. Kgg plants, 10c.
Cod, 6c, Oyster plant, lOo. a banoh.
Answer to Correspondents.
7. C T. There are many waya by wntoh furni
ture la obtained on the Instalment plan. Mo ques
tion can be answered without a knowledge of tue
agreement and now It reada.
. ). If John Jones Is a lawful voter in tho
State of New Jersey and also a lawful voter In the
mate of New York there can be no law forbidding
him from voting In the morning In ttili city and In
the afternoon In Elizabeth. Each H'ate declares
for Itself who shall enjoy tho irnnchiso within Ita
IT. -.A special statute of thli city makes It a
misdemeanor, punishable by ono and Imprison
ment, to owe a woman wagra. It iIoch not matter
whether the person has muiiuy to puy or not, the
law la mandatory. They mint pay ur gn to prison.
H is not necessary tor Iho woman owod to upend a
cent. She goes lo the nearest Justice ana tells him
her atory. lie laiuea a warrant, hears the caso
and renders a decision. If tho money la owed the
debtor is compelled to pay It, and to pay coats In
sin dsed to enr a. mttlb at tibst, all to nEnstLF.
the years. People for blocks away knew that
John Brush could mend a parasol or a fan, cement
a vase, fix a dog collar or patch a piece of old
furniture with wonderful patience aud curious
kill, and not ask a big price for doing it. lie was
never Idle. There was always something to keep
him busy, and Mrs. Brush sometimes helped him.
When, aa occasionally happened, there was a rush
of jobs, he sent round In Nineteenth street for
Frank Perebeau, a young man who worked In
Baur & Ketchum's coach factory, and the two of
til cm would gtvo the ccnlng to It under a little
kerosene lamp, merrily enough bo far as Frank
was concerned, tor Maggie was eure to be some
where about, and It she wasn't, why Llda would
be there with her vivacity, and next to Maggie's
magnificence, Llda's long tonguo and chlrrupy
laugh waB Frank I'erebeau's delight.
It was a Jolly picture that you might see of
winter nights when the men were at work and the
girls coming home from the store, looked first In
at the window to see Frank In his shirt alt-eves,
and through the open door Mrs. Bruab, In her
white apron, waiting at the llttlo supper table for
them aud knitting. Then they would burst In,
and the great, hearty Maggie would kiss her old
father effusively as If to torment Frank, and the
pair of them would race through Into the warm
back room and aet overythlng astir. Those were
merry though humblo times, overythlng went
along so evenly and regularly. They didn't want
much and they managed somehow to get an enor
mous amount of happiness out of their absnrd
affection for each other.
But, of course, this couldnt last, aa you know
I very well.
And the reason I suppose I might as well ac
knowledge It at once-wai Haggle's eyebrows. I've
often thought since, If sho could onltfiave had
them pulled out or burnt off, how nicely things
would have Jogged on.
borne months before she went to Stammls's the
eyebrows began to exert their Influence. But I
don't think the poor girl thought much about It.
Hlocum, the butcher's apprentice, thrco doors up,
used to whistle her pralaea for hours at ulght on
tho area railing, and he even alluded to her as
'sweetmeats" among his rudo companions, but
when he spoke to her sho turned on her eyebrows
In a couple of astonishing curves, and he gave a
I suppose patient old John Brush never noticed
how things wero going. When did It ever occur
to a doting old man'a heart to auspect that ills lamb
must draw all tho wolves round hla fold, and finally
walk off with the worst coyote of them all; I
don't believe It ever entered his bead that It was
stretching the umbrella buslneaa a point when
young Flnnarty camo thcro three times In oue
week to havo a lerrulo fixed. To anybody but old
Bruah It would have flashed that Fiunnrty
virtuoso or a monomanlao In tho matter ot fer
rules. Kapeclally when, after coming three times
about bis umbrella, he walked off and forgot to
take It with hlmwhcn It was fixed to his satisfac
tion. I don't suppose It ever dawned on John that
aa hla girl budded out the buslneaa of fixing canes
began to develop, and that Dually walklng-atlcka
with broken Joints and rickety knobs set In from
long distances, sauntered down the Second avenue,
lounged past the baaement window, leaned up
agalnat the railing and hung round the work-bench
with what looked like an awkward Interest of the
commnnlty In knobs and ferrules,
One day John Brush fell Ul and took, to hU bed.
i ,iiwiio;ti -'U' (.otJo-'' iiv ' .i i
" NERVE FOODS" FOR WOMEN.
How th Ilromldln Habit Fixes Itself Upon
the I.ndlen of Itoeton.
(noiltm IMlr fe CAla?o Tritons. )
The extent to which the mania for Indulgence In
so-called "nerve soothing" drags Is spreading
may well excite alarm. An apothecary was asveil
the other day for aamall quantity of some alcep
produclng mixture. He handed over an ounce
battle of a brownish aolntlon, which he poured
from a huge Jar that he took from tho topmost
" Harmless, I suppose J" the customer aatd.
"tjulte so," was the reply. "Fifty ccnta, If
"l)o you mind telling me Just what the pre
scription la 7"
" Certainly not. I have the formula hero In my
book" turning over tho leaves rapidly. "Wo
keep It ready mado In quantities, because therein
such frequent call for It. Yes, I have It now.
For eaou fluid drachm, fifteen groins bromide of
potaaslum, fifteen grains chloral, one-eigtith of a
grain of hatheesh and one-eighth of a grain of
"Hut thme Ingredients are all poisons,"
" Yea, they are," admitted tho apothecary, re
luctantly ; " but to long as Tun don't take too muca
of thrm they are not at all dangerous. "
Perhaps not. Hut this Bluff It la known as
"bromfdla" may be pnrchsaed by the quart at any
chemlat's. Ha formula Is one of the most valuanto
with whlrh medical science la acquainted. For Iho
treatment of certain nrrroua affections it Is un
equalled. Hut, unfortunately, tho brotnldta habit
la aa readily acquired aa It is difficult to relinquish,
and, the taste for It once obtained, Its victim soon
becomes a hopeless slave. Plenty of auch mixtures
are exposed with Inviting labeia upon every apottic
rary'H counter. Oh, yes ; they feed the nerves.
Nothing liko them to put people to sleep In the
cotnn. Plenty ol women who aro reganle I aa hope
It as inva Ida by their unstiapectlng friends are
simply slaves to the nene-lood vice. A drowsy,
helpless, and progressive larlncas la the marked
symptom of this hmhly artificial complaint.
"Poor Mrs. hlmklnsl"algha a sympathetic ac
quaintance, "she Is audi a sufferer. Neatly all
her tlmo Is spent on tho sofa, and her nerves are
so weak that she has to take no end of medicine to
As a nutter of fart Mrs. H. deserves little com
miseration. She would enjoy very fair health did
sho not keep herself cocstautly under the Influence
ol potions. Take her inedlcino-bottle away and
she might he well again. There is a prcparatlan
called "arena saliva," a drop or two of which la
an almost certain remedy tor nervous headache.
It is exceedingly powerful; yet there la a lady In
Boston who takca It by ttio pint. She would dto
without It, ahe says, and It Is very likely. Womin
buy hogsheads ot such stuff. Tnoy even feed It to
A Hrltlsli Opinion of Hulllrrin.
'JWIurfrlnMii SlolMln't London L'tttr.)
Sullivan la u disappointment, l'erbapa It li that
wo aro accustomed to a higher data of flghtlng
person, a more finished lot than those who affect
"the fancy" aro acouatomed to, on your side of
the Atlantic. It may bo that our expectations
wore extravagant. I cannot say. An animal with
splondld points Is J. I. .Sullivan. 1 never saw a
muro superb torso; never more muscular arms.
But when bark, chest, arms aud towiring stature
ore extolled, tho crltlo of bouo and musilo mini
become, well, critical. Sullivan hn tho moat In
different plr of legs I etor saw upon Ihn body nta
gladiator. The deter people the people who
know all about the art and practice ot If Ixiif aro
not cnlniorcd of Sullivan's style. In
fact, Smith's reputation advanoed a hundred
Rerccnt., by sheer force of contrast, as before
ullivan was half through hla round with Aahton,
" No form, no form. "was the remark that was re
pcatedly made. Neither attitude nor " weaving "
met with ihe approval of good Judges. " What a
lot of luck ho must havo had to knock his men out
with that ktud of stuff 1" I heard an old Corinthian
aay. it la the opinion of the majority of the ex
perts that lie has ono "swashing blow "and one
only that entitles him to he considered a big
filthier, and tbat la hla rljht. Everything, In
their view, will depend on his getting that homo.
Concerning iho man's tremendous power of hlt
Hna tils brute strength they say nothing. It
speaks for Itself. It la as a boxer, as a scientific
exemplar of the noble art, that Judges of the sarno
pronounce him a disappointment.
Flowers for Actresses.
Ftom (its l'httaMpta rtmsf,
There Isn't a ulght at somo ot the theatres that a
messenger boy doetn't carry a big boquct to the
box office for somo actress. The boqueta rango In
price from t'3 to $20. Men who have no acquain
tance with tho actress go to the theatre, become
smitten with her, and tho next night rush Into a
florist's and commit the folly of buying her flowers.
Men usually send their cards anil address attnehod
to tho bouquet. Some send letters begging trio
acquaintance of tho actress. The different methods
of urcscntltiii floral tributes to fatoritc actressca
and singers is curious to remark. In the old days
they wero thrown upon tho stage at tho feet
of tho favored arilste and came directly
from the hand ot tho donor. Occasionally the
rard of tho giver was attached to no floral tribute.
Nowadays It is the custom to hand tho floral trlli-
Ho caught a severe cold and bad a slight conges
tion of the lungs. He did not complain. Both the
old folk went olong uncomplainingly, but the busi
ness stopped. It had never occurred to any of
them that John could get sick, simply because they
had never seen him Kick. They had grown so ac
customed to sec him go through his dally toll In tho
same way for years wltbout saying anything-that
It seemed as It things must go ou that way for
ever. Now ho was on his back. Then It occurred
to Maggie that sho ought to bo able to take caro ot
herself, and Llda, who was getting ts a week In
Stammls's, suggested that place. So It came about
that Magglo began her career aa a floor-girl.
Thcro wasn't any objection urged at home. The
old folks never objected to anything. They some
times looked hurt or sad, and occasionally their
watery eyes silently overflowed at Bomcthlngj but
tbat was all.
This was the step that made Maggie a woman
and brought about all the terrible after conse
quences. I want yon clearly to understand that she was a
good girl. She know nothing of tho world though.
Healthy, hsppyand unsuspecting, she was Juat as
amiable aud Innocent ss a good girl can be.
Kind-hearted too. Why, she had no more Idea of
a flirtation than you have of a human barbecue.
Hit ever occurred to her that her eyebrows had
hurt somebody her big eyes wanted to wipe out
the wrong with tears. Sho had had a common
school education, that was all; but she had a
whole stock of things people call Intuitions and
feelings. How lougdojou supposo It took her to
And out that she was not liko the other girls In
fltammls'a. Why, they hated her the first day
They made fun of her clothes so that she couldn't
help hearing It. They called her "My dear," and
stabbed her In the back, as you might say. They
tried to Imitate her and screwed tbelr eyebrows
up, only It was a bad Imitation, because, you see,
they did not have the eyebrows. She used to cry a
little at Drat, all to heraelf. But I.Ida was
her friend and Kate Murphy liked her In a cold
way, so that before the year was out she got a
little hsrdcncd to It and didn't mind It.
Frank Perebeau used to ask her to let him come
over on rainy nights and bring her home, but aha
always laughed at him good-naturedly and said
sho wouldn't let him wasto tho time. John got
well enough lo work, but he never was aa strong
again; and Frank camo over ami helped him out
with his Jobs, and matters went along easily
enough for the year, without any other change
than took plarc In Maggie. Sho dressed better,
hating tho money to buy clothes, and grew dally
more beautiful; and finally Frank Perebeau, In hla
Bhlrt-slecvcs, made love to her and told her he was
going to marry her. He bad talked It all over with
the old folks,
She laughed at Frank Perebeau.
He didn't care for the laugh. It was the eye
Her mouth icemed to say: "Oh, this Is the fun
nlestthlng I ever heard ofl" But herejebrona
seemed to say: "I'm waiting for somebody better
Tho next man that came along was Earnest
Sedley, and be came along In the most proper and
careful way. He was the brother of Mr. Stam
mls's stater. He had a wealthy mother, and ahe
had got Stammla to make him superintendent of
one of the departments in the store. Maggie
knew In less than six months tbat Sedley liked her.
In faot, every girl In Ihe place knew It, especially
the Homan-noeed -Miss Beckwlth, the oaahter,
whoso gray eyes were always watching Maggie
through her little wicket at the cash desk.
budloj was about aa fit to be luperlutendent in a
utea over the footltghta. This Is done by the
ushers, and aa the usher marches down the centre
Isle with the floral design everybody In the audi
Mice knows what ll going to huppen long before
the presentation. The usher crouches behind Ihe
leader ot the orchestra and waits for hla oppor
tunity, (lenerally the actress knows what la go
ing tu happan, and frequently the sight of the
flowers upsets her, spoils the effect of the sceno
and mars the arllatlo result of the act. To a good
many Ihcalre-goera tho presentation over the foot
lights Is annoying, and old play.goers havo been
heard to rrniark that they hoped the old way of
throwing the trlhutra on the stage would again be
come popultr, believing that the tribute appears
moro spontaneous and therefore moro natural.
Prosperity of New York Slncaalnes.
John Strinton In rMtaJtlpM Yeti.
The rivalry between the magazines of New York
Is very great at present. Taalr market Is the
whole country. Their revenues lncresse with the
growth of Intelligence. As their success depends
on the quality ami attractiveness of their contents,
there Is Intellectual as well as business rivalry and
the extent to which this Is carried may be seen In
the flamboyant promlics of ihe advertisements
'which they are Issuing at this setsonnf the year.
Famous names are heralded abroad by the pub
lishers, and moving or taking themes, or fasclnat
Inu romances or charming Illustrations are put In
competition with others ot the kind until
one Is almost bewilder d by the spectacle. All
tula f urnlabes opportunity for competent wrlters"tn
every field of letters, and It is certain that nevor
before wero the openings so great for such writers
In our country. Young llteruv aspirants are
alwayt assuring each otucr that there Is no chance
for genius nowadays, hut they can leirn In the
office of every magazine that the competition to
secure "gcnliia" la actively puraucd tho year
The InflncncA of Ihe New York magazines upon
the literary and anlstto culturo of tho country Is
very great, and it la a matter of pride that the
character of all of them makes them worthy of
Hogsestloo for n Homr-IHade Dinner Dress.
rroei a farit Lttur,
And here la a very charming but casliy.made din
ner dress, one qulto within the resoh other who
auptrlntcnds tho making of her own gown. The
boilloe and train are of rioh black brocade silk.
Tho petticoat la first a foundation ot black silk.
Over this is a full skirt of braided lace, to which
aro lightly attached at Intervals or four Inches,
bands of moss-green volvet, somo three Inohes
wide, reaming fr m the waist to the bottom of the
skirt. These hands or velvet are sharply pointed
at the end and finished with a lasael of braids.
The gathering of tho laco la so arranged that tho
fulneaa conies only between thai velvet pieces, and
to give more grace the bands narrow aa they ap
proach the walat. The easy flowing effect of the
whole la added to by a clever nse ol braid fringe on
He Felt Dad.
irroet Ik St. Vial OleS.
Chicago Citizen Hello, Jones! how Is business T
" You don't look as bright and cheerful aa you
No. I'm afraid I ain't as popular u I nsed to
" What makes yon think so?"
"I halnt received an Infernal machine this
PAIN AND WEAKNESS IN BACK.
ruin and wevkaaa la baok, Id, ohit and lunba ara
nearly alwajri of a nauralftio obaraetar and eaail and
raadtl oared bj ttu uio of Or. OraV Namra Narra
Too to, which I tha craatait medical dlaeorarr of tha
caaturr. Tna oara U poalttre and oertain, and trial of
tbo ramedj will not diuppolnt j ou.
Or. Greene' NerruraNerTa Toolohaa oared me com
flntely of rnearattUm end nt.ralcla In baok and aide,
bate been undar the oara of many doctor for roj dli
eaae, but to no benefit. I bad not been able t attend to
rarbuetneMfo three jreara before 1 commenced tatting
this remedy, I will take an oatb, and roj wife will alio,
it any n reqairnd, tbfct I bare been completely oured by
Or. OrMiio'i NerTora Nerre Tonlo. I bare lired for ten
years at my prevent addreaa, and am well known.
, JAMKS BOWK.
37 Market it.. New York Olty.
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FOH BALK BV ALL DRUOOISTS.
Dr. Greece, the eminent and ekltful phye.eian. may
be oo Dial ted on ell dieeaeee free of charge, pereonaliy or
by Itter. at bla offlee, 85 Weit Utn t.. New York. ITU
book, "XierTouiOUeaa, liow to Cure Them," mailed
PJ.a. AlwiiTi New Attraction!.
rflPn Gen. f'uiUr'a Laet Battle.
LUull The Art Gallery.
II Concert afternoon ana erenlna,
MllODQ AdmlMlon Ut all, 60 o.
IIIUuUUi AJEKB, the rayillfy.n Gbeee A a tomato a.
AOISON HQUARTE THKA.THK.
Mr. A. M. PALMER HoleAUaac?
JJrln) at H.ttQ. .Saturday Matinee at 3.
WITH A hTUONO OAST.
trimmings department as you are, my dear girl, to
run a locomotive. lie was a vigorous Intellectual
looking young man about twentj-seven years old,
who hnd kept an active place In college by his
mnsclc. He walked abont in Stammls's and tried
to prevent the girls from seeing him yawn, and ho
betrayed an unbounded, bnt the most respectful
admiration for Jllss Brush.
Thcro were many little opportunities to talk to
her, and ho told her bit by bit how bis mother bad
insisted on his coming Into the store and learning
to bo a business man, and bow he had consented
Just to please her, bnt how bo was often tempted to
run away and go on a ranch. lie found ont a
good deal about Miss Ilruah, too, partly from
herself and partly from liii. There was
such a kindly consideration about him that
It was Impossible for a girl not to like him.
Hut It took a good while to Cnd out all his good
qualities, and girls don't take time as a rule. They
Jump at thcae things headlong, aa jou will seo
soon enough. That Miss Brush did.
I can tell you pretty accurately how'matters pro
greised with Sedley.
The first month be said to himself: "Wonder
fully pretty girl that for somebody. So Intelligent,
too. I suppose she's as poor as a beggar. Sho
qulle Interests me."
The second month he said: "Damme, I can't
get that girl out of my head. If I wasn't a man of
sumo will I Bhould Bay she'd maahed me. "
The third month bo said: "After all, what Is
wealth or posttlou or calling T
" Kind hearts ar. mor. than coronets
Aud siraplo faith than Norman blood.
The fourth month he said: "I love that girl
beyond all power of control. She has become a
dream of my life In spite of me. Without her I
shall bo absolutely and forever miserable."
When the fifth month came ho went to bis
dowager mother and said: "Mother, I've found
out how you can make a man ot me. You'll have
to let me get married. "
The old l.tdy looked up with well-bred surprise.
"Why, you don't mean to say that yon want to
quit Stammls's. I thought yon wero beginning to
' ahow a most unexpected attachment for tbo
I "Mother," said the young man, "I never did
I anything tu my llfo without consulting you. I
I want to get married. Got the girl picked out.
She's poor, humble, but angelic I want you to go
and seo her, and then tell roe If I can do better."
Ordinarily Sedley could stop her questions when
they were too prying by kissing her on the fore
head and knocking off her spectacles. This time
he didn't try It. The first question sho asked waa:
"la alio worthjr?" To which he drew himself up and
replied! " Ily all odda the worthiest I ever saw."
' ' How long hut o you known her 7"
"Where Is aho?"
"She's down in Stammls's at the bugle counter.
Y'ou'U know her br tho old-fashioned English pin
on her throat. It's a llttlo cameo with a mosaic
figure In It. Notlro her eyebrows by heavens"
" lteatralu juursclf my son, what are her
Hero ho knocked her spectacles off, " Let's do
termlnoabout tho lady first," ho said. "I'll tell
you all about the old foils afterwards."
"Po I understand you to say that this young
lady has proposed to you t" she asked.
"Mother," he answered, "doni be absurd, and
don't put such a disagreeable accent on 'young
lady,1 Haven't I consented to let you appraiae
her, and abide by your decision."
" Have yon proposed to her. "
' Nu, not absolutely, I've got a pretty good Idea
AIHTUOPOI.ITAN oriiitA.uotJais. .M
THE GERSTER CONCERTS. M
In eonseqaeno. of s sllsht indisposition of 1&B4. Gs" sassl
star, th. only pTf nrmano will bfljrlran on vBBW
TJIUrtSDAY, NOV Si. MafsH
Messrs. AtirtEY, 80UOKFFEI, and OIUU W rt- H
speotfull to announce th. first appMraaM iff. fsvaf ?aa
years of SlSaa
triniR. IITEMtA qEUHTItfl. ',sfal
Accompanied br the fouowlns; artists!
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(HIAND OllOHHSTRA of serentT-flre rnnriclans XlissH
under the direction of ADOI.P It NKUKNDO&rK 'JfWM
Conductor: ADOLI'H NKUKNDOHFF. VSsaTJ
Tickets bought for Tuesday eTenlog may b. szchanMcl jjf!mm
for Thursday evanlnc. Seats on sale at tb. boi-offioa. ftHH
iVcbcr Grand Piano used. Vtfl
MATINKKTIIANKSOIVING DAY. Vttafl
Holld Success, THK "
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Casino's Most Beautiful Domlo Opera Production. ths viaai
RECEIVED WITH HOAK8 OF LAUGHTER. , jH
OreatCast. Chorus of 60. Admission. Mo.
. Neit Sunday Brenins Grand Popular Oonoert. &LsaVJ
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THE TICKET OF LEAVE MAN. igLTsaaai
With a treat cast. Beenr. seals. (dH
of how Bhe regards me. I've seen a good deal et tf
her, and the other night when it waa snowing I "
took her home In a coups, and had a good, lone' fUB
talk with her. She was sensible and as innocent as '
a saint and as beautiful as a Madonna, and Ian "JH
going to throw herself away on a man that Is un- 'f
worthy of her. It's all right as far as I am cor.
cerncd. All I want Is your approval." 41
Almost any other dowager mother than Earnest ra
Sedley's would have gone down there bridling and Jvl
asked that young lady whatshe meant by setting net ' SaravJ
Impertinent csp for ber son. Mrs. Sedley sat at 4
tbecounterandmadealong Investigation thronga, : 'H
her spectacles, and when she had pretty modi "Jl
made up her mind sho Bald: "I am Mr. Sedley's im
mother. I've often heard him speak of yon. Ha
admires yon very much. " ll
Mies Ilruah got slightly red, but she was not dl. vH
pleased. "Mr. Sedley," she said, "hastreaiedl H
me with great kindness. I dont know any gene ijH
tlcman whose good opinion I wonld rather have." H
" My dear, " said Mrs. Sedley, " I'm going to aaK !
you to come and seo me. I want to talk with yon. 4tH
There's my card. Come up some time, do. Pra fH
Interested In you." 3H
Tho next day Miss Brush shook hands wtth Mr.' K
Sedley when sho came to the store, and blushed to 1"B
that the Roman-nosed cashier saw it. It tickled -'nH
nltn Immensely. -. . wcm
"She Is an amazingly fine girl," said Mrs. Bed-t vlB
ley, ' but she paints her eyebrows. " 4BYfl
" Upon my soul she doesn't," said Sedley, flat. aH
Ing up. "Bhe told me of your Invitation, and X iB
suggested to her to come up some evening to tea. 'iJB
from the store with me, and she said It wonld be) "9
pleasant. I've got to go to Boston for a week. SSH
When I come back we'll have onr little party, and ,&fl
you must try and like her for my sake, because X 'wH
shall propose to her then. " mIsbbbI
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ness In Boston, thought of little elso man the girl 1$H
he Intended to marry. She had shaken hands and 'zrM
blushed as usual when he went away. jfcm
There was not tho slightest doubt In his mind ot jJ
the result. When a man Is really In love there are) jiM
few visible obstacles, and Sedley waa aa lrredeera. 9
ably In love as a man can be. jM
He hurried back from Boston and went to tha xSM
store before going home, ills eyes roved all over MS
tho counters for the face he bad been dreaming JjSM
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nosed cashier peering sardonically at him through. ifUJ
her wicket. 'jjjrafl
Llda M allon came up with an armful ot bundlev -WM
' Where Is Miss Brush J" he asked. ffl
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"Is she nick J" $sB
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aud tho smile on her freckled face seemed devilish.' 3flH
He looked at her so hard that the dropped on or JjH
two of her bundles. JiSM
He walked away m a bewildered frame of ulnoV foH
Yes, there was the bugle counter, and another girl $M
with short flaxen curia was waiting on the cm. !
It was all trne. VJH
But how It happened, and what were the terrible $
results of It, I shall have to tell yon In the next rJH
Continued WtinetHaU fcenfttf. JM