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STK -' THE WORLD: SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1887. - 1
pp SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 26.
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Hm-' cf tM e&ttelr regular, bona-fide editions of Tub
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pf Monday 02,610 205,040
K& Tneaday 807,000 809,000
mtgS Wednesday 808.000 317,040
WWJ Thursday 803,080 884,800
K'f Friday 800,180 377,800
& Saturday 800,000 803,070
Hi Weekly ul' Beml.
V Weekly 107,480 107,000
K Total 1,088,080 8,170,800
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Hy OommlwtriniT of Deeds. CltT and County of Haw York.
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Hff , ADVEBTI8INQ RATES.
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Eh Ordinary, 85 eanta par Una, IT axtra prloa for a-
Ki erptabl dljplay, Bnrlnoaj or BpaeUl ItotloM, oppoalt
Hi Zdltortal pa, SO eata par Una, HiiHnt ItotloM,
D' tUmdormukad "Adrt.ni Plrrt gasa, 91.00 par
k XoatSbstkpasa, 81.80 par Un IsaUa pasa, 81
HV' tUratJWadrUtime JU Sad fOXLOJt Ml ay
Hk' VlfKilMXMalaftoM. Jrar m Im rXM 0 Ul m
Hii' AtJKmifaf XdUtm.
K OTV WITH THE WAB TAXES.
B The Old Trills Journal that has, behind
Hft tha mask of Domooraoy, stabbed one Bemo
Kfv waUo Presidential candidate and erosaly In-LUi-
BnlUd And abused another, keeps saying' that
Eir " the Democrats can be beaten next year
K' only by trying to force free trade."
Hr By "forcing free trade" it means the re
Kfduotlon, by prer 10 little, of the unjust and
B tauperfluous Var taxes on the necessaries of
H' .the people.
Kt't ItlsBepnbllcanUm, not Bemocracy, that
Htt; ft Tfar tariff of 47 per cent, prodaclnjf a
surplus otorflr $100,000,000 a year, shall be
BR, perpetuated at the demand of the monopolies
BSjfhat it has Created.
BBy. '' An national eonrention and State oonren
Bs;'tkais,in the messages of its President and
pKfc. the reports of its Secretary of the Treasury,
K toe Bemocracy has demanded that the rar.
Jljj- plus be stopped by a reduction of the tariff.
fcT Elections are sot carried upon broken
WMMMmmy "- - .-
BBr Where Our Anarchists Live I Bee (he Sunday
mL he uohopolt at bat.
BKjfc The agents of the Southern railroads plead'
HB& excuses thiokas blackberries trhy they hare
Hj!seriminated in their freight charges in favor
KTlj'f the Standard Oil.
R,-, But most of these exouses ore flimsy. They
Bm all inadequate. They aro apparently
PfeLjgianufactnred for the emergency.
BBp'W The charges of discrimination ire main
Vftained lu almost erery instance by ioou
Lisaentary oTidence. The extenuating testi.
KVxnony of the railroad agents is promptly
KJ eontroTerted by their own letters produced
BBby the complainant. Thus brought to bay,
H"4the confused witnesses for the Standard Oil
R, habitually offer the explanation of " clerical
K;; Their pretexts, excuses and apologies -will
Kjt 'Wot aTaU. The fact remains that the grossest
mjftl discrimination exists, and that it is always in
Bh favor of the monopoly.
HKT;' The necessity of the Interstate Commerce
H law is established. How let it be enforced.
HC The Sunday "Wojlld wiUteUKcns WiMt Collins
H'f writes novels.
H A BED-TAPE BTJLDIQ,
E, There is too much regular army martinet
TBfc am in Gen. Newton's insistence upon stop-
IB ping the subway vrork on the 1st of Becem
HK It frequently happens that there is not
H frost enough here to interfere with such work
KP before Christmas. Why not go by the
Hjr leather instead of the calendar ? Hature
K$; knows nothing of the Boman dlTislons of
H' time in the latitude of New York.
HnjT It i for the interest of the puhllo to have
Hffifc the trenching completed as soon as possible.
KffkFor sanitary reasons it is better that the ex.
Htff-' cavatlons should be made In cool weather.
Hng 1Y an election were pending next month,
Hn. trould the city authorities throw 6,000 work.
H&; logmen out of employment on an arbitrary
Wmr, rullngy Not much.
ML Head about Robert Bonner's stables and horses
Fji in the Sunday Wobls.
Ef;t ' THE QEHTLE AHABOHIBT.
B'- What a wonderful change has come over
HHL the spirit of the Anarchists) According to
HKk-, the testimony in Host's behalf, the wolf has
B' feeoome a lamb.
Hk Bis mild and docile nature has been
BBj frlTouUy siisunderstood. Instead of eaU
HJK, iagnre, instigating murder and brandishing
K ' boajbs, Host talked " quietly and peaceably,
BtMkM ia a mournful, sorrowful ton thatf
mi&,.A,MsW, ,.., t.
brought tears to the eyes of his soft-hearted
a'PBfiara.jigw that Anarchy's weapon is
the bomb, but the pen, and that its real
objootis "to have eTerythlng upright and
straight" and a socioty where there are no
The Chicago lesson seems to havo had a
Tory salutary effect.
"Is Prohibition gaining?" inquires the
Well, a gain from 25,500 to 42,000 Totes in
this State within threo years isn't exactly a
revolution, but It will " do" for the Bepub
At this ratio of increase tho Prohibition
strength, in the full Tote of the Presidential
year, will be more than 60,000 in 1888.
Like Meroutio's wound, it will serve.
OHLT " A COLD."
The young man who disappointed his
bride-elect and a merry wedding party at
Long Branch on Thanksgiving evening, by
telegraphing at a late hour that ho couldn't
come because of " a bad cold," most have
poor stuff in him for a bridegroom.
Deterred by " a cold,1 when from timo im
memorial men have gone through fire and
flood, through troplo heat and polar frost,
In the face of parental displeasure and of a
frowning world, and even over tho dead
bodies of rivals, to wed tho woman of their
Put off a wedding for "a cold I" The
chap ought to be doomed to live single all his
days, and be subject to the tender mercies of
a fourtluolass boarding-house keeper, in a
back hall bedroom on the fifth floor.
" A cold," forsooth I Shades of Lxansbb !
THE QBEEBY CONTRACTORS,
For a phenomenal samplo of monumental
gall, commend us to the Aqueduct contrac
tors. Not satisfied with the fat profits that they
may safely be trusted to get out of their big
contracts, they now come forward with a de
mand for $3,000,000 extra allowance.
Comptroller Loiw is true to his record in
absolutely refusing to pay out a single dollar
without legal warrant. Disclosures that will
startle the taxpayers are promised.
The most startling disclosure would be to
learn that the work is being honestly done,
but that is too much to hope for in this year
FROM COT HALIi TO CITY HALL,
The strenuous opposition of a few prop,
erty-ownersto the proposed bridgo extension
to the Brooklyn City Hall may defer but
cannot prevent that improvement.
The general sentiment of Brooklyn un
doubtedly is strongly in 'favor of the ex.
tension. The rapid growth of tho remoter
sections of the city renders it more and
more desirable each year that the main en
trance to the bridge should be at the radi
ating centre of population.
It is futile to blockade the path of prog.
Not content with a dally repetition of the
old seotional cries in his own journal, Mubat
Halstxas mounts tho Forum and emits
an imitation of tho "yawp" that Walt
Wbttmam sent forth over the universe.
The wild-eyed editor gWes tables showing
the number of voters in several Southern
districts, the number of votes polled during
the riot of carpetbagism, and the greatly
diminished number cast at tho last Congres
sional elections. His inference, of course, is
that tho negro vote has been suppressed and
" the Constitution nullified."
Chestnuts! Bats I Mr, Halstxas's own
tables show that the Republicans ran no can.
dldates last year in many of the districts.
The national leaders of that party deliber
ately abandoned their organization at the
South in 1880, and havo made no contest
there since. The Field-Marshal is the true
Pre-Hlstorlo Man in Ohio.
The sentimental gushers who kept sym
pathy on tap for the unrepentant Chicago
Anarchists will probably have none left for
the latest of their victims a policeman who,
after suffering two amputations, has lost his
reason as the result of his sufferings.
It is probable that one Englishman's mouth
is stopped against sneers at the " dollar
loving Americans." With a fat fee for his
eulogy on his most dear friend, Bxxcnxn, Dr.
Pabxbb will be able- to look with charity
upon a tendency to thrift.
As no election is sending, it will perhaps do
no harm to have the Princo of the House of
Gould going through tho West " indorsing
the financial policy of the Administration."
But under other circumstances it would not
be sagacious campaigning.
The election at Atlanta proves that the
colored men vote freely enough when there
is an issue that interests them. They are no
longor moved, however, by the old bait of
" forty acres and a mule."
The Harvard boys talk of protesting the
football game on account of alleged unfair
rulings by the referee. They should have
done their kicking on the Polo Grounds.
Young Mr. Gouls thinks the Interstate
Low is working admirably. The people will
reserve their opinion until the decision in the
Standard Oil cases.
Secretory Bixroon says that Mr. O'Bbxxh
need not wear the prison dress. The British
lion can now take back those trousers.
Mr. Blabjb is going to the Biviera. The
earthquakes there aro tame compared to the
New York article.
A Crown Prince who faces death with such
fortitude, demonstrates his fitness to live.
To M. Gbxtx 1 The way to resign is to
MRS. HEItHAN 0L1BK TO'OITrTl RECEP
TION THIS AFTERNOON.
DIIh Edlifa JledBetd to be Married to Air.
Frrderlo Taber Coopor, and flllao IjUctta
Illrnhaaer to be Married to Air. Henry
Ij. Wolf Next Tneoday livening Move
ments of Well.Known Society People.
tVf M Bf HEBE will bo several
Sfe H' G I A events of sooial inter
vf' J! JjjSL. H cst to-d"?" but no mar
iR5(PV"wV 5 riages to toko place, as
fiSK3 (w-cy f there is quite a general
Vv&a" superstitious feeling
jy 7ff iBiSm . "bout Saturday wed
IJMSfflJ I Yfl'll dings. Mrs. Herman
StfeffiK ' Wfcg Clarke, of 48 West
y .T- J 1 1 MJIJ4F Ninth street, will givo
' JJffii one of tho first largo
ifis I J tii- 0C0Pon,, o' th-8 sea-
r-ZJiX on tlj,s afternoon in
jJ53jTMJKjU' i honor of Miss Clark.
fewWJjuBflW Thoy will bo assisted
:wmSynKiVbi.' A 'u receiving by the
All UnvJ"a Misses Rutherford.tho
i-lU iJlVlFt&.rrwf" Misses Battcrthwaite,
Miss Cornelia Van Auken, Miss Louisa Jack.
son. Miss May Byrd, Miss Walker, Miss
Louisa Ward, the Missos Shipman, Miss
lluth Lawronco and Miss Julia Lawrence.
Mrs. Clark will recoive in palo-blus crepo
and moiro trimmed with wild roses. Miss
Clark will wear rose crepo over white and
road. Among those that will bo present are
the following named persons:
Mr. uDd Mrs. Ttiomts CUrk, Mr. and Mri. Wlll
lim II. Wloknam, Mr. and Mrs. Kobert Ruther
ford, Mrs. U. 1L Van Anton, Mr. and Mri. Iiaao
Larrnoe, Mr, and Mm. Prescott Lawrence, Mr.
TJndernlll, Miss Louise Vloyd-Jonei, Mr. and Mrs,
Henry E. Lawrence, the Mines Lawrence, Mr.
and Mrs. Newbold P. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs.
Cbsrlei II. Leisnd, Mlu Maud Lelind, Dr. and
Mri, Cnarles Remaen, Mrs. Eastman Jobnton.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Livingston, Mrs. M. Taylor
1'jrne, Mr. and Mrs. William Dodge. Mr. and Mrs.
Ilarber, choMU.ea Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Ilajard
Cutting, Mrs. F. Brookholst Cutting, and Mr. and
Mrs. ll L. Coning.
The principal wedding of next week will
be that of Mr. Frodorio Taber Coopor and
Miss Edith Iledfield, daughter of Mr. Amasa
A. Iledfield, which will take place on Tues
day evening, Nov. 29, at 8 o'clock, at tho West
Presbyterian Church. Tho Rov. William H,
Cooke, of Trinity Parish, an uncle of tho
bride, assisted by tho Rev. Dr. Paxton, will
officiate. Mr, Lattimor Redfleld, a brothor
of the bride, will bo tho best man.
MIbs Edith Btratton will bo tho maid
of honor. Mr. Charles Cushman, Mr. Stevens,
Mr. Henry Buck, Mr. J. B. Elmendorf, Mr.
Harry Learned and Mr. Lins J. Phelps will
bo the ushers. Miss Eliza Gridley, MIbs
1'lioobo Gridley, Miss Nellie Davis. Miss
Annio Whitney, Miss Mabel Lines and Miss
Mamie Cooke, a cousin of tho bride, will be
the bridesmaids. Tho bride will be given
nwny by her fathor. A Tory large reception
will follow at the home of the parents of the
bride, 68 West Forty-eighth street.
Auotlior large wedding on Tuesday will be
that of Mr. Henry L. Wolf and Miss Lisette
Bionhauor, which will take place in the even
ing at the home of the parents of the bride,
012 West Fifty-eighth street.
Mrs. P. Humbert, of 0 East Twenty-sixth
Btreot, will givo a tea on Dec. 8,
Miss May Dwight Foote has been during
the past week visiting her grandmother, Mrs.
John Tyler, at 853 Beacon street, Boston.
Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokos, of 19 East
Thirty-fourth Btreot, will givo a large recep
tion this afternoon, for whioh 1,500 invito,
tions have been issued. Tho guests will
include Mr. and Mrs, Charles Stuart Dodge,
Mr. and Mrs. John Bigelow, the Misses Bigo
low, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dodge, Mr.
and Mrs. Whitelaw Held, Mr. and Mrs. D.
O. Mills, Mrs. Grace Dodge and Miss Mary
Dodge and many others.
Mrs. Benoni Lockwood, of 114 East
Eighteenth street, will give a large roceptlon
on Dec 15.
Mrs. A. E. Tuckor, of 10 East Thirty-sec
ond street, gavo during the week a large
theatre party to the Madison Square Theatre
in honor of Miss Lillian Gwrnn, Among
those who attended were the Misses Lentil
lion, Miss Louise Floyd-Jones, Miss Thorn.
Mr. Mortimer L. Thorn, jr.. Miss Sarah
Floyd-Jones, and many others. A supoor
followed at Delmonlco's.
Mrs. Henry E. Lawrenoe, of 67 East Twenty
fifth street, will give a tea on the afternoon
of Deo. 8.
Mrs. W. S. Hancock, widow of the late
Gen. W. S. Hancook, is passing the week
with Mrs, Nicholas Gwynn, of 40 West Fifty,
eighth street. Mrs, Gwynn's daughter, Mrs.
Russell Hancock, is tho widow of Mrs. Han
cock's only son.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lawrence gave a theatre
party on Wednesday evoning at tho Union
Miss Elizabeth Ryan, of Elizabeth, will
give a large tea iu honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac! Lawrence on Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Thomas Cutter, of 2112 Madison ave
nue, gave a dance last ovening,
Mrs. Woodward, of 6 Grameroy park,
will givo a reception on tho afternoon of Sat
urday, Deo. 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbort A. Sherman, ne'e
White, will on their return from their South,
orn trip live at 1 East Twenty-eighth street.
Mr. and Mrs, F. A. Canchois, ne'e Gorman,
on their return from their wedding trip vVill
receive their friends at their new homo, 37
East Sixty-ninth Btreot.
Mr, and Mrs. Ernest Longfellow, who aro
making a short stay in New York, will spend
the winter in Egypt.
Miss Ella Jones, of 316 West One Hundred
and Twenty-third street, gave a.cotillon last
oveniug. Tho guests included the dancing
class 01 which biio is a member.
mrs. i.a warn jtmcneu, jars. Artnur M.
Dodge. Mrs. Courtlandt D. Moss and Mrs.
N. P. Rogers will all give large receptions
Mias Adele Cullon, of 148 West Fifty eighth
street, gave a dauce last evoning.
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. M, Peixotto, nco Sa
dowska, will receive their friends on Tues.
day evenings during the winter at thoir new
home, 58 West Fifty .seventh Btreet,
Tho Rev. and Mrs. S. Halstead Watkins
will givo thoir first reception since their
marriage at tho home of Dr. and Mrs. Page,
31 West Thirty.third stroot, on Thursday
afternoon, Dec. 1.
Mr, V.. B, l'laco and family sailed on
Wednesday for Europe, where they will travel
The annual banquot of the Board of Trado
will bo held at the Hotel Brunswick Thurs
day evening, Dec. 29.
Sir. and Mrs. Augustin Daly, of 14 West
Fiftieth street, aro at homo Sunday even
ings, Mr. Henry E. Hawley and the Misses Haw.
loy, of 10 West Thirty.third street, will give
" at homes" on Thursdays Dec. 1, 8, and 15,
from 4 to 7 o'clock.
Tho Arlington League Club will give a
ball at Ferrero's Assembly Rooms next Thurs
William M. Tewksbury entertained at the
Hoffman House Tuesday evening Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Logan, jr., and a small party of
JVb other newspaper can compare with the Sun.
day Would. Entertaining reading for a day
for Oiree cents.
From Harrtr, baar.
He (als first call on 'she," whom lie met this
summer In the mountains) So your father Is a
Mason, llowhlga des he aland 1
Bhe-Well, lot me think The hlshest I've ever
known him to was when he was at work on a
very till factory ciilmoe? ever and ever o high,
Jouknow. Tftat was tef we he was a rota. Now
e Just stands round and gives orders, and we
cooatdsr aim about ss blah up as ns can be.
FOREST FIRES WORE WIDE RUIN.
Stiles! or Vertllo Oemetnr la .Taastaaes auU.
Arkansas Devaatatad-Cattla Perlab.
larxciit. to m womr-n.l
Mbupsis, Term., Nov. 26. Nothing llko
tho extensive forest fires whioh are now
slowly smouldering away bos ovor boon
known in this part of the country. Tho ro
ports of destruction aro widespread. Thou
sands of cattle havo perished In tho open
fields. In Tennessee the principal damago is
dono along the lines of the Louisville and
Nashville and the Chesapoako and Ohio
roads. The latter runs through a heavily
timbered country from this city to the Ken
tucky line, and a great part of the freight
that it handles consists of lumber for North,
orn markets, especially oypress, which is bo
coming very valuable owing to its compara
tive scarcity In other lumbering localities.
This timber will be " deadened " or killed
by the fires, and the monetary loss must bo
enormous. The lumbor town Of Harris has
been burned and Bovcral others partially are
destroyed. Along tho line of the Kansas
City, Memphis and JJirmingbam road tho
county is afire nearly all tho wav from Mem
phis to Birmingham.
The coal mines in Northwestern Alabama
were threatened for a time and hundreds of
miners laid down their picks to fight tho
flames. The coal in that region lies very
near tho surface, cropping out of the hill
aides in many places, and should fire get a
hold on the fields tho loss would be incul
able. In Arkansas the flames have caused almost
as wide. spread devastation as they havo in
Tennessee. For fifty miles back from the
Mississippi River the desolation is general.
A groat number of cotton gins and dwolling.
houses In the prairie country have been de
stroyed. In the neighborhood of Okolona,
Ark., forest fires are swooping tho moun
tains, valleys and bottoms alike, destroying
fencing and other property. Hundreds of
cattle are annually wintered in the cane
belt. It is all burned.
Julian Hawthorne will give some interesting
information about athletic training in the Sunday
MR, SCHWAB INSURED FOR $60,000.
His Bon Denies the Horn or of Rnlclde and
Expects to Fay the Creditors In Full.
The door of Schwab & Son's offloe at 655
Broadway was locked this morning whon a
Wobls reporter called, but a stout man on
guard openod it and called Mr. Emanuel
Schwab, the son of the late head of the firm.
Ho is about twenty-three years old, and his
manner showed that ho felt the heavy burden
thrown upon him by' the tragic death of his
father by a fall down an elevator shaft and
tho assignment mado necessary as a conse
quence, "Yob," ho said, "I am to meet my cred
itors to-day, and expect to pay 100 cents on
tho dollar. The liabilities are somewhere
about 890,000. I made the assignment in
order that all tho creditors might have an
The report that suits wero brought against
tho firm by Oberheuffer. Abegg & Co., Ballin
& Bierman, Loeb & Sohoenneld and Auff.
mordt &, Co. is not true. Tho only suit is by
Hart & Lindgens, and that is for $600.
" My father was on of the oldest subjects
of life insurance in the country. For twenty
years he has carried large policies, aggregat
ing about $60,000. We used to laugh ut him
at home about this.
"Ho traveled eight months in tho year and
that is why he got accident policies. After
the terriblo railroad acoldenta of tho past
year he has increased them.
"My fathor' stepped down the elevator
Bhaft by accident. He uttered a cry as he
fell. I was standing here when it happened."
Mr. Schwab was standing at the door of
tho store at the timo he made thlB remark.
The firm has been embarrassed for several
weeks, and Bradstreet's took away their
rating several months ago. Tho policies
wero made out in favor of Mr.Sohwab's wife.
Mr. Schwab's life was insured in the New
York Life for $10,000; United States Mutual
Accident Association, $10,000 1 Travellers', of
Now York, $10,000, and the New England
A magazine and newspaper combined, The
Sunday Wobls. Only 8 cents.
DEBUT OF JOHN SHEPARD'S DAUGHTER.
Brilliant Gathering of Society Beauties at the
Hotel Tendome In Boston.
ISriCUX. TO TH WOKLD.
Boston, Not. 26. One of tho most brilliant
social events of the season was the ball given
in the state apartments of the Vendome last
night by Mrs. John Shepherd in honor of
Miss Jossie Shepherd'B birthday.
A large number of distinguished people
woro present. Among them Gov. AmoB and
wife t Mr. and Mrs. R. Ferguson 1 Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Ames ; Mrs. Leopold Morse ; Mr.
and Mrs. Jonas French ; Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Maok and Miss Mabel Wood; Miss Har
riot Ames of Bwampscott; Miss Gertrude
Bemls, Miss Kittle Convorso, the Missos
Button, Lester Leland. M. L. Powers, of
Springfield : Miss Maud Barnaby, of Providence-,
Rev. M. J. Savage, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Butterfiold (ne'e Miss Duvernet) ; Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Bomis (ne'e Ctfmmings), and
Miss Addle Tapley, of Lynn.
Miss Jessie Shepherd woro a chormiug
gown of white tulle, made over white Batin,
with a full moire sash ; the waist of white
satin, with V-shaped neck. A beautiful neck
lace of pearls, with diamond clasp a birth
day gift from her mother and a pearl pin
were her only ornaments.
Sbo received with her mother, Mrs. Shep
herd. From 0 till 11 the young lady re
ceived the good wisbos of her many friends ;
and from 11 until 8 dancing was in ordor,
Baldwin's Cadet Band furnishing the music.
Mrs. Leopold Morse woro a beautiful
French gown of yellow brocade, with a neck,
lace of superb diamonds ; Miss Tapley on
imported costume of light blue Batin.
Miss Kittio Convorso woro an exquisito
droBs of pink and white moire and Miss
Gertrude Gumming a becoming gown of
Tho ushers wero Mr. G. Mandoll. Mr.
Carleton Hunncmau, Mr. Horry Bemis, Mr.
Frank Kennard, Mr. Howard Edwards and
Mr. Charles Rutterfleld.
An ample collation was furnished by the
The Fonr Oldest Titled Families In Europe.
(Von Medtrn Sotltly.)
The tour oldest titled families In Europe having a
living descendant are (according to Dr. von
RleU) 1. The family of Colonna, whose ancestor
was one of Julian's lieutenants when this Romsn
succeeded the Emperor Constantlus, A. D. SSI.
The descendant of that family Is the Prince do Co
lonna (who a short time ago married an American
heiress with a fabulous fortune). The Vandalrs,
whose ancestor was cue of the chief, of ibe Van
dals, when these barbarians Invaded Spain, and
founded a kingdom In Africa, A. D, m The de
scendant of tills family la Prince von Vanaale. 8.
The family or Unaaey, of Bucer, vrnoie tnceator
was one of the roo-t powerful Franklin chiefs who
Invaded Qaul In A. 0. 783, ami settled at Ilnclu
cum, now Uuci-j, In France. The descendant of
this family la the Marrjnla Rohaolt de Longneville
de Bucey. 4. The family of Rohan, whoae ances
tor was one of the last Borgondlan kln.'S, A. D.
!& There are several branches of that name now
living. The head of the family Is Prince ds Rohan
Ul caslnga of Poverty.
(Van lk OmaXt World.)
Flrst,Omaha Man I see the Crown Prince's con
dition is pretty serious.
Second Omaha Man Seems so. I had a throat
trouble like that once, bnt I got over It easy
you did J"
Yes, but then you see, I only had on doctor."
NEWS ABOUT THE .THEATRES.
THE 0A8IN0 ATTRACTIONS SECURED BX A
John Hamlin's Acconnt of the Enormous
Business Bone nt Ills Hsaae Increased
Kecelpts at the Theatres on Thanksgiving
Companies on the Itoad Tho Yonthfnl
Musical "Prodigy" Arrives.
. !flXJ Trn CONTRACT has been
wjlM LJ '(med by Manager
Jflfjll S l John namlln, of tho
A f 'mt. JL " Chicago Grand Opera-f-SV-W'r
House. with Rudolph
lllto!! (FO S TonBon' by which he
vy1 PZhdTfk secures tho Casino at
"fJjYiA I trac"ons fr bis the.
JjrJJirji'ilr atre next season, In
YTrryT" eluding tho principal
(flllllfSa Hamlin said yesterday
""" f5JU!Jri& 'kat the Casino com-aglSi-";
pany had dono an
-.j"53rvViViT vW enormus business at
"laSjTJm-I Ce n's hUBO this season.
rpgggpa 7 Pulling from his
pocket a small note
bookthat is tho latest way managers havo
of giving to thoir figures a semblance of
truth he announced that in three weeks the
receipts were $30,860. Atthe last seven per
formances the average roceipts were $1,412
per performance. This extremely fertile
engagement occurred during the excitement
attendant upon the hanging of the Anarch,
ists, and with such Btarsas Joseph Jeffer
son, Booth and Barrett and Nat Goodwin in
Thanksgiving receipts throughout the
metropolis wero, like the breakfast cocoa,
grateful and comforting. They exceeded
those of last year by a very considerable sum.
Wallack's was crowded atboth performances,
and the Grand Oporo-Houso, with " A Porlor
Match," took in ovor $2,500 during the day.
The Lyceum Theatre roceipts wore the largest
known at that house since the night whon it
was openod. Tho Bijou Opera-House ex.
cceded its business of last year by about $500.
Louis Massen is playing the leading part
in "The Martyr," nt the Madison Square
Theatre. It was created by M. H. Pitt, and
in it that gentleman scored a big "roast."
Mr. Massen has been enjoying promotion for
tho past two years. He was formerly the
prompter of the theatre.
Ex-Judge A. J. Dittenhoefor decided yes
terday not to tako any action against tho pro
duction of " She " at Niblo's, (n view of the
fact that it is his belief that this is an author
ized production of tho work. H. Rider Hag
gard has written for a copy of the dramatiza
tion. It is said that H. Clay Miner is negotiating
with Robert 0. Hilliard, He wants the gen
tleman to aBsume in Mrs. Potter's company
rdles similar to those he adorned in Mrs.
Langtry's organization. But Mr. Hilliard is
anxious to star in " False Shame," and has
telegraphed to Mansfield to see if he can se
cure from him the week beginning Dec. 19 at
the Star Theatre, which Mansfield holds.
Duff's Opera Company will begin a tour of
the prinoipal cities beginning Christmas
Day. It is Mr. Duff's intention to " carry "
a company of sixty-fivo people, and to pre
sent ,r Dorothy " and "A Trip to Africa."
What the unfortunate outsiders have done
that they should be afflicted with " Dorothy "
is not clear. The company will bo headed oy
Miss Lillian Russell,
Little Josef Hoffmann, Henry E. Abbey's
musical "prodigy " arrived yesterday from
Europe. He will give a private pianoforte
recital to the press at Wallack's on Monday
afternoon, and on Tuesday evening will
appear at the Metropolitan Opera-House. He
will give three pianoforte concerts in this
Since the production of "Pete" at Harri
gan's Pork Theatre there is no doubt that
Mrs. Yeamons, in the role of the alderman's
wife, litis' apart that exactly suits her. Mrs.
Yeamans says that she is very pleased with it.
This clever actress would be acceptable in
Mrs. James Brown Potter note this well
will rocite " 'Ostler Joe " at tho Actors' Fund
Benefit at the Grand Opera-House next
Thursday. " 'Ostler Joe " was the first step
token by Mrs. Potter stogewords. It shockod
Washington. After " 'Ostler Joe " came tho
complexion cream indorsement.
Mr. A. M. Palmer's Eastern "Jim the
Penman" Company are playing to big busi
ness ovorywhere they appear. On Thanks
giving Day, at Scronton, tho piece was seen
y no fewer than 2,500 people, whioh, when
tho size of tho place is taken into aocount, is
an extraordinary showing.
Col. McCaull saw John Stetiion at tho Fifth
Avenue Theatre last week in earnest conver.
sation with H. Clay Miner, J, Charles Davis
and J. Barton Key. Col. McCaull declares
that Mr. Stetson now wishes to bo known as
J. Jonathan Stetson.
All but four of the its newspapers printed In
Georgia are against the continuance of the war
Gov. Bodwell, of Main, has granted Mrs. Eliza
beth Colby, of Bingham, authority to solemnize
marriages and take acknowledgement of deeds.
Mrs. Cleveland has written a pleasant fetter of
thanks to little Janle Speer of La u range, Ga. , who
presented her with a bouquet during the Presiden
tial visit to Atlanta.
In the few months that have elapsed since It was
discovered that the country surrounding Wcllston,
0. , was rich In mineral resources, that town has
Increased In population from T5 to over 4,000.
The credit of Inventing the chestnut bell Is now
ascribed to Senor Robledo, formerly Spanish Min
ister of tho Interior, who used to use it In the
Cortes ten years ago when any speaker's remarks
Michael Roch, a laborer on one of the coal docks
In Chicago, lit bis pipe and leaned up against a post
for a smoke. Half an hour afterwards a compan
ion saw him In the same attitude and towed a piece
of coal at him, but he did not move. He was
Deputy Sheriff Lewis Wahl, of Owensboro, Ky.,
recently made a trip through Daviess County and
bsts that he met scores of people who not only did
not know that the Anarchist had been hung, but
in many Instances did not know who the Anarchists
The grave of Thomas H. Marshall, the famous
Kentucky orator and wit, Is In an open field one
nd a half miles from Versall'es, It Is uncared for
and the mound has been rooted up by hogs. The
stone at the head of the grave Is .small and insig
nificant. A ghost In ibo form of a woman of prodigious
height, dressed all in black, terrified the negroes of
Birmingham, Ala. , for a long time until one of the
braver of them investigated matters with a hickory
stick. The " ghost " proved to be the son of a re
A party of picnickers from Orlando, Ky., who
explored the big cave in Rockcastle County re
cently, found nine dinner plates of glased ware
which were apparently of great age. They bad
become so softened by the action of the air that
the; crumbled to plsces when touched.
LEFR08I ON THE LOUISIANA BAYOUS.
Aa TLforta4:iCh)ayilBiAh TfsvniS:Af aa
Finrehe Anotbat In Vermilion Purist.
Nbw Oblzakb, Not. 25. The discovery of
two lepers in Philadelphia and tho excite
ment which this event seoms to havo caused
was a modified reproduction of a far more
serious affair, which, indeed, reached tho
dignity of it panio, in a Southwestern Loulsl
ana town this BUinmor. It is a notorious fact
that leprosy has .existed and exists to-doy
in Southern Louisiana, but with rare ex
ceptions it is confined to certain woll
deflned localities, where the lepers live by
themselves in colonics, holding no intercourse
with their neighbors and Boparated wholly
from the world. The two principal le)er
colonies are on the lower end of Bayou La
Fourche and a prairie in Vermilion Parish.
The La Fourche lepers are tho most numer
ous. Thoy live in a swampy country, out
of all linos of travel and, indoed, not easily
reached. They are quiet, well-behavod peo
ple, intermarrying with each other and thus
perpetuating the fearful heritage to their
children. The State Board of Health has
mode several attempts to investigate them,
but they were so fearful of being arrested and
taken up that they fled to the swampa when
the officers visited thorn.
The existence of leprosy In the La Fourcho
district is well known, but the fact that tho
lepers held intercourse with those in good
health caused little alarm on their account.
Early this summer, however, reports became
current that leprosy existed in the town of
St. Martinsvillo, the principal town of that
section, St. Martinsville is known as the
Acadian Paris. It is a town of 2,500 poople,
beautifully situated on tho bonks of tho
Teche, and one of the oldest settlements in
tho State. It is the seat of Longfellow's
poem of "Evangeline," has a population
mainly of Acadian origin, with old-fashioned
houses, streets lined with orange trees, and
with the civilization of Franco a century
ago. It lies at tho head of navigation on the
Teche. and since a railroad has been built
there has become an important trade centre,
and does a large business with tho surround
The rumor of leprosy was first heard this
summer. The story gathered strength as it
travelled, and within a couple of weeks had
reached terrifying proportions. It was de
clared through all tho surrounding country
that there were from six hundred to ono
thousand lepers in St. Martinsville. Tho
town was shunnod as though it was plague
stricken. The people of the country refused
to venture within its limits ; its business died
away, and a lino was drawn around tho town
into which but few Tentured. Every one
suspected his neighbor of leprosy. Kissing
and handshaking went out of practice, and
the barbers had nothing to do because no ono
was brave enough to be shaved by a razor
which might have been used previously on a
leper. Two or three families who suffered
from boils became pariahs, as every one re
fused to have any relations with them.
This condition of affairs, which continued
for a few weeks, becomo finally intolerable,
and the citizens of St. Martinsville requested
the State Board of Health to send a commit
tee to the town and investigate the alleged
prevalence of leprosy there so as to relieve
the town from the panicky feeling. The
President of the Board himself went, and an
investigation was begun, the like of which
has never before been seen. Every person in
the town who was suspocted, every one who
had so much as a pimple on nisface or
hands, was examined. Tho investigation
showed that the leprosy story had this muoh
foundation, that there were four porsons,two
women and two children, undoubtedly af
fected with this loathsome and disgusting
disease, and two others who appeared to have
it, but of whom it could not be fully deter
mined. The lepers were removed and iso
lated, and tho panio disappeared as rapidly
as it had originated. The town of St. Martins
ville is now free of the disease, and doing its
usual very good business.
Julian Hawthorne win give some interesting
information about athletic training in the Sunday
PECULIAR TO CITY HORSES.
HlpBons Skinned by Contact with Passing
Two young men of fox-hunting proclivi
ties walked along lower Broadway yesterday.
Their leisurely pace indicated that they were
out for a stroll.
"I say, Tommy, old boy," said one of
them, "you're o pretty good hand with a
horse yourself. Tell me what's peculiar about
those work horses downtown. I'll go you a
soat at the theatre that you can't tell."
" Give mo five minutes to look at the horses
In," said Tommy, " and I'll go you."
" Done," said tho other.
Tommy looked earnestly at every horse
that passed him, but could see nothing pe
culiar about any of them. To his unobserv
ing eye they all seemed to be well-fed, well,
groomed, strong, .patient and willing. Ho
gave it up.
" My dear boy, where are your eyes?" said
his friend. " Don't you see that seven horses
out of every ten have a bare spot on each hip
bone ? With some only the hair is off, while
with the rest both hair and skin are gone."
" It's a fact, upon my word," said Tommy.
" How does it happen that way ?"
" You will observe," continued his friend,
by way of answering the question, " that tho
soint of the hip-bone is the only part of the
horse that is skinned. Now, why is it? you
naturally ask the question. I confess that I
cannot give an infallible answer to the ques.
tion. In the first place these bones aro the
two most prominent parts of the horse's an
atomy. When the horse is caught in a block,
ado downtown, he sometimes gets squeezed
by other horses or passing wagons. His hip
bones strike everything that comes along. I
suppose that the rubbing of the horse against
his Btall has something to do with it. This is
peculiar to city horses. Real fat horses, you
will notico, are not skinned in this way, as a
rule, but some of them are. My dear boy,
you've seen so many things in New York that
you now can't see anything. Let us go and
get those seats."
m m .
Kitty AIcKernan Not III Vive Days Ago.
The Allman House la no longer the abode of Dr.
Cleveland Goff and Mlaj Kitty McEernan. Five
days ago the doctor packed up and went to parts
unknown. Miss McKernan accompanied htm snd
appesred to be In the best of health and spirit.,
aithongh now It Is reported that she is dan.erously
11L. Since the charges of larceny and abduction
made against him by the girl's father on St iten
Island were disposed of, Dr. Golf has sued Kitty's
father tor falae Imprisonment. He has also begun
other suits with a view of vindicating himself.
In Town lor a Bay.
Joslah Jewett, of Buffalo, la at the Windsor,
William C Enalcott, Jr., Is booked at the Bruns
wick. Roswell Randall Hoes, U. S. N., la registered at
Col. Floj. i-Jones, TJ. 8. A., makes the Victoria
Secretary snd Mrs. Endlcott left the Fifth Ave
nue for the Esst this morning.
Lieut. John Banker, of the Annapolis Naval
Academy, stops at the Union Square.
Sir Edward Elnge Ilutchlnion and daughter, of
Envland, are at tne Murray Hill Hotel.
Horace II. Coolldge, a prominent Boston mer
chant, to-day wrote his name on the Murray UU1
It. II. Harrison, who Is connected with a largo
Nenrsska cattle company, occupies a room at the
Ex.Congreisman e. II, Wilson, of Providence,
and'lheo. Butterfleld, General Passenger Agent of
the P. W. X O. R. It, sitk the shelter of the
Lieut, and Mrs. David Price, who have been
spending their honeymoon at Fortress Monroe,
are at the Grand Hotel, where they intend to
stop lor some dais.
Staying at the St James are 3. Loyd Pleroe, of
London, and P. D. Beard of Buffalo, who la en-
aha laiS'iDlDfinS. pnoriun 0l Niagara Fai a
S?i? S&Sj5al4fe',&fa'jiteilS.'iiA &r2!&
SPQRTS OF HELD ANDBUfQ. Mm
j - 'M
TflE TROUBLE OVER THE N. Y. A, 0. AND 'Mtnxvy
OLYMPIC CLUB FOOTBALL MATCH. 'A? M"
The Imte Trots at Fleetwood a, Big Har
prlae to Johnny Murphy The Manhattans fsearj
to Have a FlrsuClnss Slutting Team this Fr'
Year The New York Athletic Clnba ,,e
Coining Entertainment for tho Ladles. "'"
I rV?J OTHING whatever
V mPYI came of the talkof a
I Zps VI row 0Ter Proposed -
iOW- - football game between ST
flfi Mr tho New York Athletio Mil
Y$L JlrX ond Olymplo Athletio ffCT
yrs "r club's teams on tha nL
A fi M J 1 - Manhattan's grounds. -g
iJOX. k J wl Mr. Walton Storm and F
iv jOSJP other "cherry dia SJ$S
W7kw'v I i mond " men deny that mlu
ir J y' 'uo UBe ' no Bounds jjl f
nU Iv C&y r was refused partlou. yl
m JH) b'ar'y Pky a tamo a
NkTA C$ CH witu tho New YorkB I i
XykANXThey say that tho LJ
iStTvOAX && Olympics, whose lease flu1
nSvo of tho premises had ox. II
pired,askod to practice on tho grounds Thurs.
day morning and wero given permission pro. a001
viding tho Manhattan Club didn't want to lnKa
play. There was no collision, for only three "
of the New York Athletic Club men probably UP8
the rest feared the publicity of a squabble salary
showed up. Halpin, of the Olympics, only "So
laughingly spoke of trouble. His idea was ' ft There
to play up at Mott Haven if thero was any M f Tacan
opposition. Kte 6l
Tho trots at'the Fleetwood track on Thanks. a mes
giving Day wore a big surprise to Johnny prico.
Murphy and his friends. Murphy, it is said, liangi
loBt $2,100 backing Kcnilworth, The Red that :
Prince told his friends he would surely win servei
the third heat of the purse race and he did. usher
Ferploxed went off her feet passing the three. and 1
quarter pole and Company boat her home. night
Capt. Boecher, of tho Yolo eleven, was ten- ' bad n
dered a complimentary dinner by his father tunes
after his team beat the Harvard boys. . I
Mike Cleary is attending steadily to work ' jfe cl
in tho blacksmith shop in Thirty-seventh toket
street, between Broadway and Sixth avenue. ' j.
It speaks well for hiB condition that he put - nacke
in six days' work in tho first week after nlno . icore
years of sporting life. Jjgje
It seemed a pity the burlesque gomes of tho and t
Nassau Athletio Club, at Washington, Thurs. A re;
day afternoon, couldn't have been regular. (w1
but too many of tho athletes have gone out , u sh
of training. Over 3,000 spectators were pres. fourt
ent, and this gathering reminded ono of vmj
intercollegiato or championship days. hand,
The Police Gazette Book of Rules, contain- ' dCv
ing fifty-threo pages of cloBely printed mat- of sti
ter pertaining to the regulation of twenty- affilO
nine branches of sport, has just been issued caxe 1
by Mr.' Richard K. Fox. Too much care f "
could not be used in getting up an authority , want
on matters so changeable as sporting rules. 0
The Manhattans will have a first rate skat- "8
ing team this winter with suoh athletes in it ? disco
as Tim Donahue, of Nowburg, Ed. Kraft, R. suspi
J. Schoefer, H. M. Banks, jr.. and P. D. in far
Skillman. The value of skating as an exor- S dized
ciso will be appreciated when it is told that ; I papci
many people think that New York Athletio '. 1 ment
Club man, G. Y. Gilbert, got second to Car- j I ing.
ter in the championships race this year on I look
account of the long distance skating he did mi he th
last winter. "I
No one regrets moro than tho writer that the t;
the unapproachable middle-weight, Jack " Th
Dempsoy, has injurod himself with the olnb m Jmovt
men by his conduct while seconding Mo. f what
Auliffo against Carney. The gentlemen who name
were yesterday asked to contribute to a purse I as to
for Reagan and Dempsey said :" We do not Willi
wish for further doalings with any one in. :; note
Btrumontal in robbing Carney of a well. ushe
earned victory." ". expe:
Tho next fortnightly Saturday evening en- . JS5!?
tertainment of tho New York Athletic Club 3 Ir "
will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17. Aster- W0T
eopticon and some choice musio will be tho
Work on Ledgemere, the old English noma wood
of the place, as Sheffield Island, in tho Sound. , I 0I n
the new quarters of tho"Morcury Foot" vl tth
Club, will do called, has already commenced. -1
Considerable survoying and filling in was I ttat
done last week. The removal of tho New I taoni
Yorks from tho Harlem and their acquisition Jj"
on the Sound has made quite a sonsation j?.
among athletes. "n 81
Probably a larger crowd than ever of tho HS'
flower of the city's fair ones' will crowd tho rr
big building at Sixth avenue and Fifty-flfth ,, &"
street on next Saturday afternoon. It will bo ', imei
the first Ladies' Day of the club this season, t. and 1
and special efforts will be made to have it an .; pem
entertaining one. Besides a gymnastio ex. ' 2,"'
hibition and the throwing open of the entire J "."'
building for inspection Prof . Mike Donovan V iuj
and a pupil will dox and Prof. Senao and ono ' , Tier
of his scholars will appear in a fencing bout. v. soda
Jesse Rinehardt, Charlie King and Alex. t as hi
Jordan are taking the places around Billy aletl
Sexton's once occupied by Lon Myers and S
Harry Frodorioks. ""
A committee of tho old National Associa
tion of Amateurs has been appointed to con- Et
for with the now organization, with a view to , ' Issi
amalgamating. ' 111
It is said that there will bo two or more '" ,
tickets in the field for the Secretaryship of '
the Manhattans at the election on Deo. 12.
If you want to know something about the taB Bin
men of Ootham, ready the Sunday Wobls. ' ' Jjjj
"" , tih
Mrs. Hqnlldlg Becomes Jealous. -1 "m
fVom tht Pitttburg CKronUli. .
"Who is this new female acquaintance of yonl "jtl e-
husband's T" asked Mrs. Snsgga of Mrs. Bqulldlg. 1
" Female acquaintance t I don't know of any. . J
What do you know about ber.t"
"I heard him talking to Mr. Snaggs about a ' IT
Molly Cnles, and I thought I'd speak to you about , 1
' 111 Just see what Mr. Bqulldlg has to say for ..
Not the Kind or Patent Ho Wanted. '17
Irrom JIarptr't Jttuir. '
Patent Agent I've got Just the thing you want. fj
It Is a book-bolder, and " g
German Profeisor Veil, I don't vant htm. I &
was hold on to my books poody veil. Vat I vant (M
lah a padent ash vill prlng back dot books vat was
boriowed Irom me. J
Mumptuoua Faro In Georgia. J
IFrem th La Qranqt (Oa.) JitporUr.) H
A " travelling man " from LaGrange says tha . . .
fare at the country hotels Is now splendid. Tha ,
other day be dined on possum, pork and turnips, Yl
potato pudding and pumpkin pie. j IL
m m . Vfi
Bhe Hpolte In Bostonese. '' 'Vr.
IFrotn IA, Chicago IXtnM.1 be
Miss Howjames (at queensware store) I am r J ski
looking for an appropriate present to send to a U aid
cousin in Kansas City. What is the price of a 'E V11
dozen of those beautiful china ah Individual v Qu
oleomargarines t tJ o
Always fllorr Room. J I
I Yon IA. Kamai Oily Journal. ' ?'
Irate passenger on cable-car" Conductor, J "ei
there aro fifty-five people on this car." j
Conductor Flfty-riveT Thank yon," Stops ne
the tar at s'reet corner. ' Now tasn, harry up. j.
Boom for fifteen more people on this oar."