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WSt BETTER WAIT I
HjjT The only hopo for success in & mld-wlnter
KtK strlko on tho coal roads lies in tho perfoct
Bm anion of tho Knights of Labor and of the
Hf other organizations of workingmcn in its
Ux support. Even then the Buffering caused to
SB J1001 P00r' would more than overbalauco
Kjs any gain from success,
MS' Tho Roadlng strlkn is not sustained by the
Bf Order. Its necessity is questioned. The
He authority that forcod it is denied. Its failure,
Hftfr ifporslstod In, is thoroforn foredoomed,
Mjffi' The aggrieved laborers should await a bet-
HhL ter timo.
K PEAOTIOAL BENEVOLENCE.
ft To help tho holpless to help themselves is
Bfrlf the finest bonevolence. To mako tho poor
Ksf 60lf-supportlng is the greatest charity,
MSs? Baoh a benevolence and charity is that Just
B$ established at Albany by Senator and Mrs,
Bfe BTANrons, called the " Lathrop Memorial
Bg noma for Ghildren." Its purpose is to care
KjK tor the orphans and children of the poor and
K?jk to train them in industrious hnblts and slm.
K&fe pie manual arts, A knowledgo of how to
HH$ work and tho habit of industry aro all that
& thousands of children need to make a success
fc"Sf instead of a wretched falluro in life,
Buch Homes should bo multiplied.
14 A LITTLE TOO PATERNAL,
' The proposition to extend tho Government
IS supervision to tho business of express com.
I. ponies smacks n little too much of paternal.
Ep Buch a movement might become necessary
Kj to protect the people from the extortions of
a monopoly, but it is hardly needful yet,
WSSfH That government is best which governs
MM A NOBLE QITT.
Has The two splendidly constructed, perfeotly
HEK equlppod and amply endowed buildings
BFFj. added to the College of PhyBioIons and Sun
Hfc , goons, as tho gift of the VANDEnnrLTs, com.
KjgT plete a noble benefaction to the city by this
, ' The Blosne Maternity Hospital will be a
Hfe.' blessing to the suffering poor. The Vender.
Bg , bilt Olinio will be a great aid to medical
BJ2 It is such a use of wealth as this that Is
B 'the best answer to Boolalism,
HP TEE KF.ATTEBT BWHTDLIKO,
Hb To rob a workingwoman of her meagro
Hk wages is about the meanest form of swindling
Hue. that tho ingenuity of mean employers has
H The wages ordinarily promised for most
Bf 4 kinds of women's work are a half swindle in
g?' their insufficiency. To "boat" the toilors
BJQf out of this is a doflblo outrage
HM Tho offorts of the " AVorkingwomen's
1 Proteetivo Union " to prevent and to punish
Hgjt this robbery of the poor are described in
Banother column. They should receive ample
HBWJ?TBjcncouragemcnt and support.
V qp Bluff and tough Emperor William was en.
gpW3-' " Joying himself at the opera while stock gnm.
BBRT biers in this city sought to mako money out
Hjr of a false report of his death. If a people
Hflr must have an Emperor, the good old Will.
Hf&- IA11 fill tho rolo admirably.
BJE Senator Paluzb's confidence that the lie.
(.UP publican party will " destroy the saloon "
cannot bo based upon any diminution in the
number of Republican proprietors or patrons
Bjff of these places. Ilclorm, liko charity, should
!',. begin at home.
Tho Reading Company made a very poor
M& tjso of its "victory "when it proceeded to
Hir discharge men after the strike had been
Hgk stopped. If tho company alone would suffer,
Bf" tho public would liko to see tho strike re.
fe- v, A " lard 'Trust " is the latest. All these
Hip oosbinea will stand on a slippery basis If the
In Xregiskturef do their duty.
Bfti. Isa't it rather a queer sort of republicanism
HE wieatfee queetlou of what it is right and
BjT op tit the people to see on Sunday is
BBk'J ij1 '
decided by a Folioe Justice upon the opinion
of a policeman ?
An able lawyer, a learned and upright
Jurist and a good citlten was lost to New York
in the death of Judge Ratallo.
If this is the little end of a blizzard, the
wild West is welcome to its distinction for
big things in this line.
The striking railroad men would better re
consider their reconsideration and go to
AROUND THE DEPARTMENTS.
Frank A. ODonnel, of tbe Bureau of Arrears, li
the nattiest-dressed roan man In tbe Finance De
partment. lUobird E. Itott, Depatr Clerk of tbe Board of
Aldermen, Is a great Hibernian.
Jacob fleshotd, Deputy Commlistoner of Street
Gleaning, would capture tbe prize for conrteij and
John IL Gunner, son of Police Captain Ounner,
Asalatant Probate Clerk In the Surrogate's office, la
preparing to move.
J. G Lulley, Auditor of the Atraednot CommU
ston, smoltea I'erlecto cljara.
Floyd T, Smith, Secretary of tbe Tax Depart
ment, 1 a boo relatives on Long Island.
William IL Jaaper, of the Board of Assessors, U
an amateur minstrel.
Inspector Patrick J, Morlarty, of tbe Excise
Hoard, Is well up In Irlab blstorr.
City Marshal James McOauley It tbe side-partner
of ex-Clvll Justice John Callahan.
Daniel M. Donegan, of the County Clerk's omee,
la 11,300 ahead of tbe races far tbe season of 1S9T.
Frank Watts, the blotter clerk in tbe Register's
office, tackles mince pies for lunch,
Thomas MoWaters, Clerk of the Exolae Board,
used to be a theatrical preas agent.
Under-Sherlff John B. Sexton Is already spoken
of for the Tammany Hall nomination for Sheriff In
Commissioner Itlobard Croker, of tbe Fire De
partment, and John J. Beannsll, the Wigwam
leader In tbe Eleventh District, are contemplating
a trip South.
Not many changes are looked for la tbe Comp
troller's omee under the new regime. The Civil.
Service law will aot as a safety valve.
Col, John It. Fellowa baa asked Supremo Court
Judge-elect Morgau J. O'llrlen to appoint a court
officer for him, while Judge O'Brien has written to
Col, Fellows to retain a clerk In tho District
Over five thousand acres of good timber land
near UawsinsTllle, os., sold at auction recently
for 153. 60U10 of the land went for leas than half a
cent an acre,
Millions of dead flah have been washed ashore
on Middle Bound, near Wilmington, K. C, and
the odor from the decaying mass la said to be intol
erable. Mo onu knows what killed the nan in so
The father of Gen. Custer, tho famous cavalry
man, la living at Monroe, Mich. He la halo and
vigorous at eighty-one, and the looal paper says
that be hasn't Joined tho Prohibition party to any
alarming extent yet. "
An Indianapolis newspaper says that the first
soldier to suffer death for desertion In the wsr was
Ilobert Gay, an Indiana schoolmaster, who bad
enlisted from tbe southern part' of the State, and
was ahot at Camp Burnaldo, Indianapolis, in 1863.
Tho city of Orereld, In Ilhenieh Prussia, has Just
to, tto inhabitants (unless some one has dledaluoe
this Item came aoross tho water) and the peoplo
sro In a flutter of anticipation as 10 what patriotic
clllzen will becomo the happy father of tho child
that will round out the number to an even 100,000.
A note ptoked up In a rural post-office In Tennes
see reaut "Dear -t The reason I didn't lair
when yon latt at me In the post-oos yesterday was
becase I bed a bile on my faae and kant laff. it I
laff sho'll bust. Hut I love you, bile or no bile, laff
or no laff."
A Milwaukee man has received from a friend In
England a complete set of coins strnok In honor
of Queen Victoria's jubilee. Tho set Is valued at
tis and comprises live silver pieces a crown, half
crown, florin, two-shilling piece and ahllllng and
two gold pieces a sovereign snd half sovereign.
AFayettevllle (N. a) farmer keeps ahorse snd
cow la adjoining stalls, and the cow baa been In
tbe habit of sticking Its tongue through a crevice In
the wall and stealing ita neighbor's fodder. The
horse stood the thieving as long as be could, snd
then seized the cow's tongue In his teeth and bit It
A Flttaburg mechanical engineer bas Invented a
novel movable dam, bj tbe use of wbloh, be
claims, a boating atago of water may be obtained
In shallow rlvera at all seasona of tbe year. The
Invention has been examined by old river men and
pronounced practicable. Tho inventor is eighty
two yeara old.
While a New Berlin (Fla. ) Jeweller was using his
blow-pipe the lamp exploded and bis bead and
shoulders were deluged with a mass of burning
alcohol. Quick as thought he plunged headlong
Into a tank of water standing near by and, al
though be was nearly drowned before he could be
pulled oat, aaved himself from burning to death.
Mr. J. V. Phillips bas been astonishing bla
frlenda In Montgomery, Ala., by bla remarkable
feats of mlnd-resdlng. In order to test bis ability
one man took a circuitous and Intricate route to an
old barn and hid a silver dollar In a bale of hay.
On his return Mr. rnllllps was blindfolded, snd,
following the route with ease and quickness, be
found the coin without the least trouble.
Some montha ago tbe wife of an English news
paper writer, who was In Mew York and out ol
vork, applied to tbe Century Company for assist
ance and a purse of 150 waa raised for ber. Very
recently the editor of the Cenlurv received from
the lady a dralt for t-M and accrued lutereat, with
a note stating that the amount repreaented the flrat
150 they had been able to aavo since the husband
obtained a poaltlon.
There are faith cure practitioners In Chicago who
ire said to be maVlug from 15, 000 to $10,0u0 a year
out of tho peoplo who believe In their doctrines,
Altosctber there are several hundred faith cure
doctora hi the city and tbe Christian Science Col.
legea there are turning out graduates by the score
every month. No attention Is given In these col.
legea to tbe atndy of anatomy or physiology, as
they are not considered necessary to a practition
An International Promenade.
Distinguished Foreigner Those men aoross tbe
street seem to be attracting a great deal of atten
tion. American Tea; tbe one on the right la Mr.
O'snaunneaay, the great Amsrlctn pugilist.
Distinguished Foreigner And the one on the
American That la Mr. Uulhooly, the great
Eng-llih sugillst. " """
Distinguished Foreigner I see. Who are tbe
American One of them la Mr. Mullcahey, the
rioted feather-yrelgbt Canadian, and tbe other Is
Mr. McMorlariy, the- Australian heavy-weight.
The Beauties of Astronomy.
' IA Jverriltevil Jhrald,
Astronomy is a beautiful solenoe. A sdtntlat
tills us thst it would take a railroad train, travel,
ling day and night at the rata of fifty miles an
boor. ,u,ocOyars to reach tbs star Alpha Cen
taur!. Tne difficulty of building a retlroaj to thta
remote star wiu. it la feared, prevsnt a practical
tut ot tbe experiment.
DAN IAM0NPS RISE IN LIFE.
a ! a a..,
HIEIM CALKINS FIRST HELPED HIM GET A
PLACE IN ALBANY.
After that ale Joined tbe Staff of the Albany
"Arua"and lieported llie Meeting1 of
tbe Aasombly Ilia Itnovrlrdgo of New
York Htata Pslltlca Made lllm Valuable
ma Cleveland's Private Secretary.
A vetoran Democrat who has spent many
years in tho scrvlco of his party in this Btnto
and who has known Col. Dan Lamont ovor
since the private eocrotnry of tho I'rosldont
was a boy, said to a Would reporter lost
evening at tho Hoffman Houso :
" Dan Lamont has been a vory lucky young
man, yet withal ho desorves ft great donl of
credit for tho way in which ho 1ms pushed
himself to tho front. I know nil about him,
and what I toll you about his history cnuuot
" I will go back to 1870. That year Dan
Lamont was a student in Union College,
Bchenectady. John T. Hoffman was Gov
crnor, and Don Lamont wrote him a lotter
asking for an appointment as ono of tho Ex.
" Dan wrote that he was trying to work his
way through collcgo and needed employment
to help him through. He mentionod boveral
prominent Democrats as being his friends.
His letter and handwriting attracted Gov.
"The Governor, howover. did not hnve any
phco for him in tho Executive Department,
lio referred Dnu to Hiram Calkins, tho vet
oron nowspnper correspondent, who was
Clerk of tho Henato. Calkins spoke to Cor
nolitis Armstrong, tho Clerk of tho AsHembly
of 1870, who appointed Dan to a plnco in tho
" In the full of 1874 Dan ran for Assembly
in Cortland County ns the Democratic can
didate and was defentod.
" Kftinuol J. Tilden was elected Governor
that year nnd Dnu sought a position in tho
KxceutUe Ohombor. Flo ranie to Now York,
saw Hiram Calkins, who introduced him to
Tilden. Af tor tho introduction Tildon nskod
Calkins if Dan had any backing.
"'Let him get somo letters from promi
nent Democrats from Cortland,' remarked
" Gov. Tilden assnmed offlco on Jan. 1,
1876, but ho did not fix Dan os it was thought
that ho would.
" Cnlkins was elected Olork of the Assem
bly of 1876, nnd ho took care of Dan. Ho ap
pointed him to tnko chargo of tho Engross
lug Room. Whilo Dan hnld this placo ho
becomo better acquainted with Tildon.
" When John lliuclow took oflice nn Secro-
try of Htate ho named Dan as his chief
clerk. After that Duu got into tho good
graces of Daniel Manning and took a position
on tlio HtafT of tho Alliany Argun,
" Ho proved serviceable to Manning. Dnn
became tho regular Assembly reponor for
tho Argus, and during tho campaign of tho
Tilden and Manning forces wns clerk of tho
Btnto Committee This position brought him
in contact with all tho prominout politicians
of tho Btalo, and Dan having n natural in
stinot for politics, wns soon thoroughly
versed with tho politics of ovory county in
" When Orovcr Clovoland became Gov
ernor, ho appointed Dan his priyato secre
tary. " That's tho story of Dan Lnmont up to tho
time he entorcd tho Whito Houso. I hnvo
always given Hiram Calkins tho credit of
giving Dan his first start. Hi rum is now ono
of our Port Wardens."
GUARDING QUEEN AND BANK.
Tho Goad Tims tlio IlrltUh Soldier Havo
Wbo nro lletnlleit to Hperliil Duly.
rrtim th London ifodtrn S1tt'jtl
Any ono who has hnd the curiosity to look In at
the guard-room of the ralaco uf St. Junius will
have been struck with the marked contrast between
the accommodation for the omcers and that for the
non-commtssloned officers and prlvutcs. lbe
luxurious fittings and comfortable bedrooms of the
one and tbeicold pssaages and dreary nails of the
other are very Instructive. At tho officers' mens
thoso In charge of the aectlons of tho Queen's Gourd
and the cavalry guard come to dine m tho evening,
the Government allowing an annual sum of about
X2.G00 for tbe pnrposo ot keeping up the mess.
Tbe only duty which these officers have to perform
Is to Inspect a batch of sentries once ot twice dur
ing tbe day aud to go "tho rounds "once In the
night, tharematnJer of tbe time being passed In
lounging to and fro between tho Guards' Club, In
hall Mall, and the guard-room mess. The rank
and Die have to make themselves as comfortable as
they can during a long dresry day aud night, with
two bonrs' sentry go every four nour.
Tho Queen's Guard consists of rive officers and
140 rank and die. Inls Is divided Into three aeo
tlous, the tit. James's Palace Guard, consisting of
three officers, four flfers aud drummers, three sera-cants
and alxty rank and rile. It bean in Its
charge for twenty-fnnr hours one ot the colors of
the regiment; the Queen's colore on royal birth
dayaorlf ller Majeaiy Is In town, and the regi
mental colors on ordinary daya when the Court Is
absent. The other sections lorm the llticktnsham
Palace and Horse Guards guard, each consisting
t an officer, a bugler and about forty rank and
Hie. The pomp and circumstance attendiug tne
moustlng of the guard and the trooping 01 the
colore n the Queen's birthday are well Known.
Unroyal birthdays every member of the guard
under tlie command of the Captain Is allowed a
sum of money to drink the health of the Prince or
Princess whose birthday It Is which averages
about fourpence per man. The officers receive a
f;ulnra each. On Her Majeaty'a birthday the sum
a doubled. Sucn baa been the wonderful multl
plication of royal princes and princesses of late
yeara and "the cry la still they come "that the
solulere are not without hope of having before long
to oelebrate a birthday every day In the year. This
Is the only thluir wanting, barring the abaurd dlf.
ference between the accommodation for the offi
cers and that for the men, to make life in the
service of tlio Household troops as near perfection
as poor human nature can wish for.
The bank picket has the llnet time of It, though.
This extraordinary guard takes up Its quarters In
side the Bsnkof Itntland every evening at?o'olock
ad the year roitud, remaining there until 7 the nrxt
morning. It Is an onicsrs' guard and consists of a
drummer, two sergeants, and over thirty men.
Each man recelvea a ahllllng from the bank author
Itlea Immediately on his arrival, a sergeant's snare
being two shillings. The officer IB allowed a dinner
laid for two, with three hottlea of wine, and U per
milled to Invite a friend. Tne guard ts comfort
ably housed, each man being aerved out with a
watch-coat and a blanket. Gentries are potted
during lli nlaht at the bullion bouse and the
counting-house parlor. This Is a vast improve,
ment on Ht. James's Palace, but then, those who
pay the piper choose the tune, which makes all the
Honked lit the Hotels.
Tbe Sturtevaut shelters John M. Hawley, ot the
Dr. J. 0. Bronaon, of Florida, has taken rooms
at tho Everett.
Ex-Gov. John Lee Carroll, ot Maryland, Is booked
at the Brunswick.
Pay Insuector Charles F. Oulld, TJ, S. N., Is
sgaln at tho St. James.
Capt. Harry Tay'or, United States Engineer, la
registered at the Grand.
Henry C. Dodge, Mrc. Dodge and H. Percy
Dodge are staylui at the Victoria.
J. A. Canon, a well-known merchant ot Con.
nertlcut, Is at tne t'atk Avenue Hotel.
Gen. anJMra. Btnet, of Washington, are at the
Grand. Gen. lleuet la Chief ot Ordnance.
Johu De Koven, a railroad owner, of Chicago,
who travela lu a ptlvato car, baa arrived at the
At the Bartholdl are Dr. C F. MacDonald
and family, ot Auburn, and M. France, one of
R. M. Pntslfer, of the Boston llrraia, and O. W.
Cutler, Collector of Customs at Suspension Bridge,
Nlsgara KjIIs, are at tho Hoffman.
United States Senator J. IL Berry, of Arkansas,
and ex-Distrlct.Attorney of ltocheater J, N. Beck
ley are recent arrivals at tbs Gilsey.
Prof, aud lira, P. Fairbanks, of Hi. Johnabury,
and Miss Oertrud Edmonds, a popular Boston
songatraas, art rtoout arrivals st the Fifth Avenue.
W. T, Walters, celebrated, among other tblngs,
beoauae ot tbe largo art gallery which ne owna In
Baltimore, ana U. W. Hunt, a raUroad contractor,
of Portland, ore., are now staying at thoBre-voon.
MR. BELCHER'S TEMPORARY BUCCES30K.
The Iter. Dr. I.ynian Abbott to be In Chares
of tlis Pnstornl Work.
It is now almost certain that tho Rev. Lyman
Abbott, D. D., will
been chosen as Henry
Ward Beecher's sue
cissor in tho pulpit of
Dr. Abbott, since
Mr. Boocher's death,
has occasionally filled
tlio pulpit and has
5 takon chargo of tho
Friday evening ser
Sviccs. Other than that
lio had no duties in
connection with the
churoh. He explains
(? the present situation
EV. LIMAN ABBOTT, ' tll,s wny '
. d. While tho congrega
tion of riymouth Church had a preacher for
tho Buuday services thoy wanted thoap.
pointmcut of somo one whoso duties would
embrace more pnBtoral work.
Dr. Abbott was tho preacher, Tho ques
tion of giving him the pastoral offlco was
discussed by the committee and it wns
agreed to do so. Boforo that appointment
enn be made it must bo indorsed by tho Ad
visory Commiltoo, the society and members
of the church.
On Friday night the question will be dis
cussed nnd docided. Then tho consent of
Dr. Abbott must be obtained.
Whilo tho appointment was proposed to
Dr. Abbott, it Is understood he has not yet
Elven acceptance, though It is expected that
The appointment at best will be only tem
porary, luHting until a permanent successor
to Mr. Boccher is choeeu.
STILL A WIPE-BEATER.
Another Chares Aanlnst a Man Who Was
Itnllroaded Ten Years Ago.
Daniel Callahan, of 370 Front street, was
hold for trial at tbe Essex Market Police
Court this morning on a charge of beating
Mrs. Callahan was about to leave the wit
ness stand, when Clerk Victor Helmburger
" Tako care, madam. He may strike you.
Wait till lie is taken away."
Thun Mr. Uoituburger explained his re
mark. ' ' Ten years ago," he said to Justice Smith,
"this woman appeared ngniust her husband
nt llio Tombs. Tno nusuana was commiuou
for three months. The sentence was liurdly
out of Justice Bixbv's mouth when Callahan
turned upon his wifo and struck her a violent
blow in tlio fnco.
" A chargo of aisault was preforred against
him nnd JuhUco lliuliy immediately took the
pnperH witli him into the Court of Special
Hrsiious. Innido of twenty minutes tho hus
band was convictod of tlio assault nnd sen
tenced to tho penitentiary for ono year."
TALKED BACK TO THE rOLlOKMAN.
Thomas II. ray Oppose III Umbrella ton
Club nnd I Arrested.
There was a firo at 153 Chambers street last
evening, and during its progress Thomas B.
Fay, who is employed in the willow-waro
houso of William II, Barron, ot 141, tried to
pass the firo lines on Hudson strcot.
Policeman Thomas McDcrmott, of tho
Leonard street station, grabbed him by the
arm, raised his club, and said 1 " Got out of
horo. You can't get through here."
" But my ompioyer's plnco may bo on fire,"
replied Mr. lfay, explaining who ho was.
" I don't core for thut," said MoDermott,
" swinging his club, threateningly. " Get
out of hero."
" If you hit me with that club," responded
Fay. coolly, " I'll strike you with my um
" lou will, en ?" rotumctl tue poitaeman,
and ho promptly tuggod tho faithful era.
Iiloyco to the stntion-housa. Mr. Barron
jallod Fay out lator.
At tho Tombs this morning Justice O'Reilly
as promptly discharged Mr, Fay.
DIED AFTER A STRAIGHT TIP.
A Trne Prophecy About Oil Among Broker
Tho effects of D. Drake Price, the broken,
down stock broker who died in the oheap
lodging house, at 87 Bowery, yesterday
morning, woro sent to the Coroner's oflice
to-day by tho proporty clerk nt Police Head
quarters. Thoy consisted of a lot of letters and legal
documents showing him to be interested in
some litigation over an estate in Oinoinnati.
Sovoral ol tho letters were from a brother of
tho dead man, John J. Price, of Blooming
That tho dead man had not lost all his
friends in the strcot was evidenced by a
straight tip from a broker to buy oil.
This was dated at 0.30 on Saturday last and
petroleum had reached 84 on the day of
Prico's death, tho "tlppor" only promising
. . i.. .sssg p.-
TIMOTHY HAYES EXPLODES.
Indignant thnt Capt. Derghold Should Sus
pect lllm of Seeking Notoriety.
Mr. Timothy Hayes, who received from
" T. S." yesterday a cigar-box containing a
piece of gas-pipo studded with bullets and
imbedded in inflammable material, is still
nllvo. Whether this is due to his presence of
mind in blowing out tho matches which were
hiudled by tho opening of tho box, or be.
cause there was nothing more deadly in it
than a weak hoax, will soon be found out, as
Capt, Bcrghold has taken the box to head
quarters tu undergo an examination.
Mr. Hayes is acquainted with no enemy
and cannot believe that any friends of his
has tho stupidity to think this kind of thing
funny. He exploded to-day as badly as the
box could have done. But it was over the
" Ho mid it was a chean bid for notoriety,"
Mr. Hay os exclaimed. "As if I wanted any
advertising liko that."
A Prlaontir Btarvlng Himself.
(TOM fA dnelttnatt Enq wrr.
James Chaatlne, a white man, confined In the
county Jail at Birmingham, Ala., for murder, Is
dying ot starvation. He was put In Jail last July,
aud about a month ago announced that be waa go
ing to starve himself to death, and for thirteen
dava or nlgbta not a particle of food or water
passed his lips. Tbe County I'hyslcan then took
charge of htm ana forced food down his tnruar.
He waa removed to the hospital until he regained a
little strength, when be waa takeu back to tne Jail.
He linmed.ately refused to eat. and for ten uays
now he hain't awubovred nourishment of any klud.
Chaatiuels now a living akeleton, with scarce
enough atrengtb to apeak in a whisper. Ho peralata
In bis Intention of starving himself, and cannot
aurvlve many days longer. De baa a wife and sev
eral chUdren. .
Santa Clau Domiciliated.
from tt JCmf iln Frttman,
There Is nothing like taking advantage of times
and season, a Itondout woman baa kept he
children moat amiable for several daya by telling
them sh had Banta Claus tn the bouse. 6he makes
them believe he will b called on In times of need.
"Ho "lies on a bed, covered up, and, of oourse,
the children don't go nesr the room. Once In a
while the mother goes In the room, and the chil
dren get tne benefit of aome afforta In ventrilo
quism. The lauihlngof Banta Claua la what they
especially admire, and tbe three-year-old says ' be
laughs like a bowl toll of jelly.
DEAD-BEATS ON TUE RACK.
WHERE WORKINGWOMEN GET EEDRESS
FOR THEIR WRONGS.
Dlsbonoat nnd Ilenrtle Employer Com
pelled by Iyo.Tr to Httll With Their Em
plsyers When Other Olean Fall The
flood Work Done by the WorklnuTromen'a
Protective Union at 10 Clinton Place.
If man's inhumanity to man is shameful,
what may be said of man's unmanly habit of
taking advantngo of the weakness of woman ?
This thought was suggested by the porusal
dally in tho newspapers of the wail of
wronged women wronged by husbands and
It is easy to say to a woman, " $4 a week
for 100 hours' servloo," because the employer
knows that she must take starvation by de
grees ns thus expressed or sho must starve
quiokly, unloss, indeed, sho bo not driven to
a life of degradation, unwomanod and cast
Then, having roduced a woman to this
petty slavery, it is too frequently the case
that the employer, whose heart is locked up
in his safe, contrives to beat his slave out of
tho half.subslstenoe that he had contracted
to give her. Especially is this so when tho
term of service expires through tho will of
the employed. This is the complaint that is
heard on every side.
Some twenty-flvo years ago 0 number of
citizens, bent on the amelioration of New
York's poor women and upon defending
them from tbe greed of human cormorants,
established tho " Workingwomen's Proteo
tivo Union," and in 18G8 the union was in
corporated. It has an oillco at 10 Clinton
plnco, where n Would reporter wont to-day
and met Mrs. M. W. Ferrer, tho Superin
tendent, and hor assistant. Mrs. M. J.
He told the ladles that Tnn Would desired
to ascertain for its readers to what extent
tlio workingwomen of this city were ot tho
morcy of thoir omployors, ana who among
tho lattor took mlvantago of their powor and
abiiNed it. What was learned should arouse
a pity in tho hearts of Would readers which
should bear fruit in further exertions by the
philantbroplo in behnlf of theso weaker ves
sels on tho billows of life,
Mrs. Ferrer snid that in its first years a
largo part of tbe work of tho union was in
obtaining employment for women. It bet
the example to tho philanthropical, for it was
first in the field, nnd now thore nro many
societies ougagod in " placing " unemployed
Thero is such a society connooted with al
most every church, bosides several indopon
dent organizations of the kind. This has re
lieved tlio Union of the grentor pnrt of this
work and left it freer to work in tho lino
originally intendod that of defonding tho
unfriended fcninle worker from thoso who
would deprive hor of tho results of hor labor.
,In November, twenty-eight cases woro pros
ocnted by tho union through its legal coun
sel, John H. Parsons, and 102.48 woro re
covered for the complainants. Every dollar
of this was duo the complainants for services
and work porformed, and the sums for which
suit was brought ranged from $1.60 to $200.
In each caso the judgment dobtor had
agnin and again refused to pay the discharged
employee her dues.
Many of tho moBt heartless of these delin-
?uent employers aro women. Thore is a
ashionnblo dressmokcr her sign in Twenty,
third street bears a French nanio. and says
sho is a " modiste "-who was defondant in
six cases. Each was for the recovery of
wages earned by poor sewing.girls orwomon,
and the sums owed by her wore from $2.75
upward, and aggregated $75.
Jlodamo lives in line style at a first-class
hotel, and has for customers somo of tho
wealthiest leaders of Now York society.
When Thomas F. Cohen called in behalf of
the society, madomo was at first very indig
nant. When, told thnt a suit in civil court
would follow if she did not pay Helen Davis,
of 310 East Thirty-fifth street, a poor girl who
lmd Vrin emnloved at &3 a week, she f?rw
tondor-hcarted and tearfully agreed that sho
would pay something every Monday until
tho four weoks' pay duo was all paid.
Sho novcr paid a cent, and mcantimo the
young woman wns in need of money. A
judgment was obtained, but it was found that
tho fashionable ladies' tailor had nothing
from which to collect tho amount. Yot she
is still the admired, fashionable woman at
her hotel, and sho continues to spend thou
sands of dollars annuolly for stylo. Holcn
Davis was ono of six victims.
Mrs. Jano Fannell lives in cramped quar
ters with her three orphaned children at No.
144 West Fifty-second street. Sinco her hus
band's death she has boon compelled to corn
bread for her babies by working ot Iaundry
ing. Among her customers was a stylish and
wealthy widow, who. with her mother, lived
at the Hotel Normandio.
She put off paying Mrs. Fannoll until sho
owed lier $8.75, and then flow into a passion
and told her she would pay her nothing, say
ing that she had stolen handkerchiefs onough
to pay herself.
The union took up Mrs. Fannell's battlo
and obtained judgment in tho Eleventh
Judicial District Court for the amount.
When Mr. Cohen visitod tho hotel the
" ladies " had gone olsewhero to live. He
found them after a long search in luxurious
rooms in Fiftieth street. To his query as to
what the judgment debtor proposed regard
ing the judgment, hor mother broko in with :
" Nothing, sir 1 I own everything here. My
daughter ownB nothing. Do. what you can,
Mrs. Fannell is destitute and her children
are in need of broad frequently.
Mrs. Mary J. Howard, of C9 Gansevoort
street, is a weak, sickly, littlo, palo-facod
woman, but when her husband was taken to
a hospital, very ill, sho essayed to keep their
hearthstono until he returned. Shn did clean
ing for those who would employ her, and
among theso was a neighbor who engaged her
at $1.25 n day for cleaning houso and assist
ing his wife.
She worked flvo days for him and ho
laughed at her when she asked for her money.
Yesterday tho man appeared at tho oflice of
the union in responso to a note. He abused
Mts. Howard shamefully, but finally.paid the
Fortunately tho Workingwoman's act of
1874 covers such cases as this, and should a
judgment bo obtained against this man ho
might be jailed for fifteen days in default of
settlement. But the law cannot bo enforced
against ono woman who thus refuses to pay
another, aud she defies tlio claimant.
Aiinio Lynch, of 565 Third avenue, em
ployed os a dressmaker by another French
madamo of Twenty-third street at SO a week,
is tho solo support of a sickly mother. The
madamo is a magnificent woman at tho thea
tre or at tho hotel, where sho and hor bus.
band, a wine merchant, live.
She decided recontly to retire from busi
ness after a long and successful carcor as a
bon-ton modiste. She owed Annie Lynch $57
buck wages 1 and yesterday tho matter was
placed in the bands of the union. Thore aro
eight other claimants against this defendant.
Mrs. Mary Price, of 219 East Forty-fourth
street, was a piece-worker in a laundry until
she got a better job and left. Tho proprietor
of the laundry refuses to pay her the paltry
$1.65 duo heron the ground that she forfeited
it when she " resigned." He will be brought
up to the rack if possible.
For Ada L. Cone, of 400 West Fif ty.seventh
street, a judgment of ff-SO was obtained
against a broker with an office in the Mills
Building and sumptuous apartments at tho
Hoffman House, lio owed tho money for a
crayon portrait of a lady, the work of Miss
Cone, and stood off tho proceedings for a
month, Then he defaulted and had left for
parts unknown when an officer attempted to
exeoute the judgment against him.
One fashionable dressmaker paid Into
court 64.83 due Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, of
630 West Forty.flfth street, for her work as
dressmaker, rather than have the caso be-
come public Mrs, Bullivan support two
children with hor noodle.
Tho cost of litigation is borne by the Pro
tective Union, and when any indgmont is
collootod tho poor creditor gots It all. But
tho porcoutago of cases in which tho Judg
ment can be oollectod is small, for tho ways
of tho dead-beat are inscrutable and tho hcart
lessnoss of mon and women who aofroud
poor, half-starved girls and womon is beyond
TOE TEOPLE'S LETTER BOX.
Every.Dny Topics of Interest to Readers of
the Evening Edition of "Tho World."
r ia editor of nt trorld 1
Isuspoct that the letter from " Kottie " in
your evening edition to-night was written by
a very useful young domestio in my house,
hold. It's true that her wages wore in arrears,
but it was moro from forgotfulnoss nnd caro
lessncss than nuything else. I am happy to
say that tlio full amount duo was paid her
this ovening. It's only just that sho should
havo it. I hope other heads of households
will bo frank and ' ' squaro " enough to follow
my oxamplo. Pleaso don't mention my uamo.
G. A. W.
Wanted A Ilemedy,
U tt editor of Tht rrorldi
It seemB almost incredible that 100,000
working men and women ore out of employ,
ment in this city aud in these times of alleged
prosperity, but the specific statements made
by The World after full investigation Bhow
that the estimuto is substantially correct. Of
course, a considerable proportion of this
number would bo out of employment any way
at this season of tlio year, bocause.their work
cannot be done to advantage in winter. But,
asido from this, the army of , tho unemployed
Is large enough to cause serious alarm. It 1b
idle to speculate about tho cause of this Btnto
of affairs. Tho romody is what tho peoplo
want. Who can suggest it ?
New York, Dec. 28. Geohqb Roqebs.
Tho Lot of the Domestic.
TD ilia editor of Tilt World 1
I notice the letter from " Annie M. W." in
your evening edition to-night, taking excep
tion to the treatment of domestics by their
mistresses. Somo points she made are well
taken. I think mauy domestics are over
worked and that too much is expected of
them. But yet I boliove that there are a very
groat many instances in whioh they havo a
comfortabfo homo and pleasant duties. For
instance, thousands of families living in flats
employ ono or two domestics. Thoy nave no
stuirs to climb and thero is every convenionco
to facilitito their work. Domestics who are
thus umployod, it soems to mo, presuming
thoy havo fairly considorato employors, havo
a much easier timo of it and hotter pay than
the shop girls and factory girls.
Mrs. M. E. 8.,
600 Groeno ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 28.
Worthy of Her Hire.
r editor ofTht Worldl
The lettors in tho ovoning edition of The
WonLD about tho practice of deferring the
payment of the wageB of domestics strike
tho nail on the head. Why should the gro
cer's bill, tho butchor's bill, the tailor's bill,
tho dressmaker's bill, tho rent bill, tho gas bill
and all othor kinds of bills havo a proforenco
ovor the wages duo domestics? It seems to
mo that thohouso-labororis at least asworthy
of her hiro os any othcrt laboror. The too
common practico of keeping her wagos three
or four months in arrears is not only unjust
but in many instancos of thrifty domestics
means a loss of interest on thoir monoy.
Now York, Deo. 28. SAnxn A. TnoitraoN.
Wunts to be nn Engineer.
T rt editor of Tht World I
I am a young man twenty-eight years of
ago. who is desirous of learning steam engin
eering or how to tako chargo of running; a
stationary engine. Will you pleaso adviso
mo through Tue Would how or where I can
learn this and how to gcj; a license, and obligo
New York. Deo. 28. J. B.
WHAT DOES PADDY SMITH MEAN?
Us TelesTBphs mike Daly's Hacker In Bos
ton Not to Come to New York.
ISrXCIAL TO THE WOBLD. 1
Boston, Dec. 29. Mike Daly's backer and
the American champion himself were at tho
train ready to go to Now York Inst evening
and see Paddy Smith to mako a match with
him. A short timo boforo they were to board
tho train this despatch was handed to Daly's
Don't oome on. I will see you Wednesday, Jan.
i. Will write In meantime. Paddt Smith.
To a World representative who was pres
ont Daly's backer said, after reading the de
spatch : " I do not understand it. If, how
over, it turns out within a day or two that
Smith wants to fight for a purse and cannot
got backing, why, I will not put Daly against
him, for tho reason that Smith is not a draw
ing card of tho kind nocessary to insuro Mike
Daly a liboral purso in tho event of their
coming together. Of course an offer from
Smith to meot Daly for a stako and o purse
would bo entertainod. Daly will continue to
train for his fight with Carroll, and unless
Smith iB heard from favorably within a week
tho two last-named men will come together
on the date agreod upon.
HOOKING A MUSKALLONQB.
It Is Entirely Too Exclttns; When the Fish
Run Awav With theDeat.
Von IA Dttrolt rrtftant,
Mr. Jesse II. Farwell reclined In his comfortable
office-chair and Indulged In a reminiscent mood.
" Perhaps you never heard of the peculiar adven
ture that Spencer Herbert and myself had up In
tbe Straits ot Mackinac a few years ago," said he.
' ' You see, we were exploring among the Islands
up there In search of cedar timber, Ono day we
extended our trip to the Snow Islands. The Jour
ney on this particular day was accomplished in a
Bmall boat rigged with a leg o' mutton salt While
coasting arouud there we thouuht we'd do a little
trolling, and accordingly got our tackle in readi
ness to cast out our hooks.
" We were slowly sailing aloog, having little or
no expectation ot catohing anything, when our
trolling line suddenly became taut, the heakway ot
our craft was arrested and an Instant later we were
(lying over the water in tow of some Invisible
moDster of the deep. The way we flew around
thete, first one way and then another, waa ttmply
amnslag. Suddenly our mysterious marine
monster turned an acute angle, tho line fouled
uciossthe steru of tho boat, and before we had
t'me to think the craft capsized and we were
struggling In tho water. We were hauled around
there for nn hour uy that muskallongo for of
course It was a rauskallonge wiien It finally got
away. I have a picture of It at home. Catch It?
Oh, no, but It nude such an Impression upon our
mental faculties when it was hauling us around at
mat lively rate that we were able to produce an ac
curate photograph ot It. I nave no hesitancy In
saving that It waa 6 feet In length, although we
were not close enough to It at any time to meaaure
"We were left In a set tons predicament, and
although we often laugh over the adventure now
It waa not very amusing. There we were, cling
ing to an uptnrned boat far Irom shore and out of
tbe course of paialng vessels. About an hour and
a half later, however, a tug hovo In alght and took
ua on board. Aud right here waa perhaps the
strangest part of the adventure. The captalu of the
tug told us that this was his Urst trip among the
Islands, aud that he had gone out of his course to
ruu by them In response to on uncontrollable im
pulse. The probabilities are that this tug was the
only craft tuat passed within sighting distance of
that spot during the entire season. "
Still at the Old Stand.
Iron ( Horvlth Dll,lln.
It Is gratifying to learn mat the zoological aver,
age of Amerloa Is to be maintained, notwlthttand
lng the reoent lire at Barnum'a headquarters.
There 1 already en rout from London to Mew
Torkacholco assortment of genulns man-sating
lions, tigers, cebras. tapirs, antelopes, llamas,
baboons, panthers, leopards, alpacas, hippopot
ami and pas along to the next cage, laufoa and
gentlemen, and aee the great African polar bear
ft called the Iceberg'a daughter, known to cat
nree tubs of toe and then call for soda water,.
SPORTS OF TRACK AND MUG. I
ATTEMPTS TO BREAK RECORDS AT TUB
MANHATTAN A. 0. GAMES.
Western Jack Dompsey In Town iAsktna;
for Fight DrlvlnaClnb Olembers Looking
for Chances A Billiard Hbarp Taken In
by an Amateur Conflicting; Dates In Next
Month's Game Fallon and Golden.
iP"tfArrh nEBEwillbe two at- I
JjTw tempta at reoord.
JV I breaking at the Man.
jFrvA hattan Atbletlo Club
jf ySv winter games In the
X olsFSjVS Madison Squaro Gar.
XJ41ki3HSp don on Jon. 28. One
r&bjZ" (s?9 Kott Wl11 D0 made by
J awWfflt. SiJ'i'ffl ' Copland, who has
yTOsrtP never foiled ia his pre.
JlmEwM vious attempts ot fig. '
-m uros on the slate. The ,
T jjfgeL-f t2HS othors will bo that of
affjftj5jsl J. W. Powers, jr., to
-fl ir-V beat tho W-tnUo W.
gLIb jj-f!V"ln veenrd modo by
(o7g Sfi&Kolbntthe last ohom
e" pionship Athlotio meet,
ing. Kolb, It will bo romombored, beat
Power by thrco inchos, and thoro was much
dissatisfaction ovincod over the result. Cop
land's try will bo at tho 4. 40-yard hurdle raoe
rocord ovor twenty, 2 ft. 6 in. hurdles
mado by Safford in the Garden. Tho figures
aro lm. 11 l-5s. In limiting up tho records
of hurdling tho othor night, Lon Myers was
discovered to havo a record at this game too.
The Western Jack Dempsey, who fights at
about 130 pounds, is in Now York looking for I
business. Ho fought Harry Gllmoro when I
ho first came out, but thinks ho has greatly I
improved since then, I
A match between two sixteen-pound bull
terriers, a dog and a bitch, to be fought after
Jan. 1, is creating run oh interest. Bowery
and uptown sports are furnishing the money,
and a slashing contest is looked for.
Somo of the moro radical of the members
of tho Gentlomen'sDriving Club are looking
for some important changes next spring"
nnder Mr. Alfred de Cordova's presidonoy.
If the interest in trotting meetings in Now
York is to bo kept up some changes will cer
tainly bo necessary. Moro visitors would
attend a meeting in which thero was but one
race, if it was a very high class one, than
would go to seo a score of trots of tho 3.60
Jack Fallon denies that ho is mntohed to
fight Sparrow Golden. Fallon says he will V
gladly 'accommodate Leonard Tracoy, of
Thero will be another mooting of the com.
mittoo of tho National Amateur Skating As
sociation ot tho Spirit of the Times offlco this
afternoon. Mr. Curtis says it is impossible
to definitely settle tho placo where tho Jan.
20 and 21 championship meeting will take
place, becauso of tho uncertainty of having
ice. Thoro has beon somo great skating all
around Now York tho past fortnight, strange
as this may read to many.
One of tho interesting features of going
into some of the uptown billiard palaces, if
you look a bit innocont, is the snapping up
yon will get by somo would-be pool or
billiard sharp. Ono of thoso follows cot
beautifully done for tho other evening. Ho
picked up a countrified-oppearing young
man who was intently watching a three-ball
" Liko to play a game of billiards?" asked
" Oh, ves," was the reply.
Boforo tho gamo was half ovor the hungry
sharp wanted to bet his opponent couldn't
make certain shots. Ho was accommodated,
and the shots wero made with unfailing accu.
racy. Aftorhalf a dozen losing bets tho
would-bo skin billiardist turned it up. Ho
had boon playing Frank Barton, ono of tho
clovorcst amateurs in the city, who has re
contly shaved off his mustache.
The Pastime Athletio Club's sparring con
tests unfortunately conflict in date, Jan. 28,
with tho Mruilmtton Athletio Club's big in
door meeting in tho Garden.
Jack Dempsey will bo a favorite in the bet
ting on tho ton-round contest with McCaffrey.
The Nonpareil does not say much, but ho
fcols remarkably well over getting on the y
match. IIo tried to mako a match with tho
Pittsburgor long ago, but McCaffrey could
not see it. Sports will go on tho lines that j
Dempsoy was better than Burke, who was I
equal to Mitchell, and that McCaffrey was no
better than Mitchell. Dempsoy has como for I
ward sinco tho contest with Jack Burko and
McCaffroy has probably gone back. A sally
of Dompsoy's at tho meeting of the Board of '
Pugilistic Directors at the Hoffman House)
tho othor night made quite a laugh.
" Why didn't you toll McCaffrey, Jaok," ;
asked tho sago, " that it wouldn't hurt his
reputation muoh if he.'wero beaten by you ?"
' Do you know he told mo it wouldn't hurt '(
mo any to bo lioked by a man of his roputa. ;
tion," said the smiling, imperturbablo cnanv. j
FUN FOR AFTER DINNER.
VTrofH tt Jfoncleh .Bulbil,)
Jleas are plucky fighters and will stand on tittr- -hind
lega and strike at one another until thoy loss
legs, antennas and life. Animals with antennas
oftentimes havo more pluck than men who haven't
(Iron (Aa Pltulwg Cr(t.l
Mrs. Bqnlldlg accidentally dropped and broke 0
fruit Jar yesterday. Whereupon ber husband said
she should use better language. He did not ap
prove of such Jargon. ;
Gets There Jnst the Same. ,)
from tht A'ttt Hattn A'.w.)
The fashionable buckwheat cake Is about the sis '
of a trade dollar. Exchange.
Nevertheless It makes as large spots on thSLCCoV:
Burner's face as the unfashionable size.
Where to Look.
IFVotn tht Mnahamton Republican
A dry.goods Arm has the notice " Look ont Tor
pickpockets " posted tn the rear of the atore. As
a rule, pickpockets are able to look out for them. j
stives. Moreover, why should a man look out lot '
them when the chances favor their being ln,t t
No Immediate Danger. t
llrom tit BlKohamton JtepulHoaH, ''
A Brooklyn crank beitevealtbat a man should be .
compelled to marry aa many wives ss be Is able to
support. Without discussing tho legal or moral ;
aides of the question, we submit that auoh a law
would not deplete, to any alarming extent, the I
ranks ot bachelors.
tJrom (A4 Aw Orleant rieayunt.
Tbe weather that has prevailed of late has made
the amateur duck-hunters glad. They like nothing ',
better than to be out a couple of daya plunging
about In wet, dark awampi, shivering and snaking
and getting consumption colds for a two-bit dnok. ;
To make auoh idiocy tboronghly enjoyable there
most be plenty of rain and very cold weather.
Beneath tho Mistletoe.
irron (At St. Loilt BipuWea.
Atrocious villain be, and wretched sneak
lie was unmannerly, disgusting mean,
Whilst ane waa fair, and gentle, soft and meek.'
lier onaek was nicely puffed with vslvstlue '
lie pressed his lips upon that flour.y cheek.
And left a pattern thereoh, hear hsr snrUk I
n.r hair tn softest rings did curt and twin, M . 'M
Above eaob pencilled eyebrow fair and rouaA ,1 -m
In atruggllng, color mixed as in a mist. .
And area improvers sprung wltb fatal bosM m
He was a horrid brute, a bear, a hound, . . m
Ifor see-her Headless hair lies on the res4 1