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Bf THE WORLD: FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1889. ,
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Wfe THE HIEEDOMOFJOOHBOIBHCIE.
HEr 'While the OoTemment is puttinc forth
HEf eCorti to ttamo out polycmy in Utah the
K Mormon Elders are foraging About in foreign
WM- lands for new conrerts totho faith, which,
Hje when found, they brine over hero in droyea.
Kp Only the other day over a hundred conTerts
K? arrived at Osstle Osrden from Norway, and
B immediately left for Utah.
BSf At first thonsht it would seem very absurd
HJ' to allow the landing of this cargo of fuel for
Hjgii flame .which the Government is seeking to
K extinguish, but it is in reality, under our
Kpfe laws, impossible to inquire into the religious
Bfc? beliefs of immigrants.
Wmp. It is not what pernicious beliefs are in.
Htff. dulged in, but what overt acts of lawlesnness
KV; they commit which brings people within the
BraJ clutches of the law. These Mormons may
H& enjoy to the fullest extent the belief that they
REt are entitled to have dozens of wivea, but bo
BSj'- long as they content themselves with one
BSr they are all right that is, sate.
K SOX TEX OUT OF DABQfiH.
The doctors who held the Brsuor autopsy
Kjtf ue not yet entirely out of dancer, notwith.
HKs itandlngtho handsome treatment accorded
V& them by the Coroner's jury. They are yet
Si liable to be brought to book by the Grand
H Jury for their infraction of the statute pre-
K scribing tbe limitations under which nutop-
HK ties shall be held.
BK' The Distriot-Attorney says ttiat they are
BB lkble to indictment if the autopsy was held
BB' without permission of the relatives or C'oro.
BB& utt or within the time specified by statute
BHk twelve hours after death. This coat seems to
BBp At the dootors very closely, in fact, "just
BT like the paper on the wall."
Bc7 Those- who dissect in haste repent at
Br? the botfebeks by crime.
Cj, The eaicide of Mrs. Hemby Ontnv, of
BlK' Brooklyn, because of the arrest of her bus.
BKu' bead for stealing, is a reminder of the fact
BjKp, that the worst sufferers by crime are not tbo
Wilt, perpetrators thereof, but generally their faui.
HKk lies. If the consequences of wrong-doing
BL could fall with foil force upon the guilty oue
K alone, the administration of the criminal law
BEv' would be much more satisfactory in its re.
WB& The law-breaker finds a refuge from tho
HHjt scoffs asd jeers of the publio behind prison
H bars, sad ho at leant is freed from the strug.
BJB'. e! for maintenance. Not so with his wife,
Hwpblldrea and parent. They are left to (ace
Ha' the freezing blast of pnblio scorn and ucr.
Bjf Jetl From the taint of being a convict's
Bj? family tley cannot escape. .Crushing sor.
HBf i toyr. deepir w penury Is their lot.
B ,'Wheaiaa,wHh a tovlng, trusting wife
and innooent children, commits a crime
which must not only destroy blm but those
whom he-has sworn to cherish and defend
his crime u doubly atrocious. 'Would tbst
ftere was somo way to shield tho innocent
victim;! and heap punishment upon the
guilty, ,$ut it cannot be.
Jl ip. A WIBB OOHOhUBIOH.
The 'United States Illumlnatrog Company,
whjah' so boldly brought snlt for 25O,O0O
MHbagcB against tho Hoard of Kloctrlcal Con.
trol 'for cutting down their wires, has con.
eluded to back down and suo rather for
'peace. This is indeod a wise conclusion. In
the vernacular of the rustio ' ' thoy had bit off
lnere than they could chew. "
The fact is, those electric companies had
outraged the goodnature of a forbearing
public and defiantly resisted (the orders of
tho officials to oboy the law. Finally for
bearance cessed to bo a virtue, and down
camo thoir poles. They squealed lustily, but
without avail, and now they come around
with wry faces and want to wipo out the ugly
past. Under the circumstance we presume
that the Board of Control will not insist upon
Nellie Ely Visits the Famous Oneida
Community-See the SUNDAY WORLD.
BBAWLIBO IN A OEAVETABD.
The unseemly wrangle of rival factions
among war veterans at Oakwood Cemotery in
Chicago yesterday wsh disgraceful iu tho ex.
tromo. Mo words of reprobation are suffl.
ciently strong with which to characterize tho
conduct of the brawling mon who dishonored
the gTavos of their fallen comrades.
On a day when the hearts of the people are
mellowed by the memory of the herolo deeds
of the Nation's defenders, and vie with each
other in showing reverence for tho patriot
dead, what could bo more shocking than n
show of Angry resentment and petty feuds
among those whose graves, all too soon, will
call for tho garlands of Hpringtimo, as they
Bhall sleep beside thoao who stood shoulder
to shoulder with them in the fire.fringed
front of battle.
It is to be hoped that thero will never again
occur such an unpleasant episode.
Mme. Carnofa Delightful Regime at the
Palace Elysee-SUNDAYS WORLD,
WONG CHIN FOO HITS BACK.
HE ASSAILS CiimV.'AND DEFENDS 1118 OWN
AND HIS FATHER'S NAME.
In regard to Wonir Chin Foo, I dothe to in
form the American public that lie in tliu aou of
aUhinoBo pluto wlioiin head an cut off at loo
Cliow liy order of the Imperial Court of Ulnna,
lie bavinif been caught while engaged in hln
piratical excumlotia. Woiitt Cliln Fno hat a war
rant liaiiifinu over hi head at tho prcucnt time
Untied by tli) Olilliete Ooiut, ami ahould ho uu
to China his head would be cut on. ,
Tho aliovo Is taken fioin an artlclo iu the
"Philadelphia rin. by H. i:. Chew. Iu alottcr
to The World Wong aay hU amlilant la a
"notorious Chinese crack liar "and that 8. E.
Chew Is not hla roal uanio at all. Chew's true
name, huallegea, laJuHhl Jung, and when ho
II rit came to Now York ho called hlmelf How
Mun Jop. under which nanio he naa arroitcd for
blackmailing Mott atteet aaniblcra.
Having thin diiponeil of hU alleged traducer,
"Woiir goert on to nay that hla father wi not a
pirate, but a (!hritiau, and waa not lieheailoil.
hut died of old ago at ninety-Bin. Thia happrnoil
at Ting Chow, it: the pinviiire of Han 'lung,
2,400 mllea from where Chew aaya he wa be
headed. For tho rest Wong Chin Foo eaya he left
Columbia College In IRtlU at the age of aixteeu
and returned to China, where, until 1H7II. lie
wai lingulit in the Imperial Ciintom-llouio at
Hhanghat and Hhun King. In 1N74 ho was dia
covered in a pint to overthrow tho preiteut Tar
tar dynasty and came back to Mow York.
Men Whom You Can Hire to Murder
Read the SUNDAY WORLD.
THE WHITE HOUSE DABIES.
('real Times In the Nurnety When Hraudpa
Cornea In for n Itomp.
irhlladilpMa Time., WmiMnftou Litl,r,
Tho strongest, sternest men frequently love
babies. President lUrrisou, who is nothing
if not stern and determined, Ih very fond of
his grandchildren. There's Benjamin Har
rison McKca, full of romp. When tho Presi
dent gets tired of the ofilce-seekers no often
slips out of his office, puts on bin drcsiing
pown and slippers and bteals off to tho nur
sery, where Benjamin Harrison MoKce im.
mediately sets up a shcut of delicht. While
Mary Dodge McKeo is only nine months 61 d
she has seen a cood deal of life, and she
seems to know her crauilfather. Marthena
Harrison is fifteen niouthtt old. Her mother
is Mm. Itutsell Harriaon. Marthena's crand
motbor, after whom she is named, is as foud
of her as tho Frcsident in of Benjamin Harri
Thero aro great times iu tho nursery vi hen
Grnndpapa Hnrriaou breaks in. Cries aro
stifled and turned to laughter, and with Ben
jamin Harrison McKee crawl I nc up his back
and Mury Dodge McKeo on one kuee and
Martbeua Harrison ou the other, the Preal
dent has his hands full. He sines, dances
tho babies and yells at youug Benjamin when
he (Hills his grandpapa's whiskers.
It's a great transformation to bee the Presi
dent at 1 o'clock, shaking bauds with a crowd
of strange people-, nnd then to see him two
hours later, in drebHing-gowu nud slippers,
with the babies pulling his whiskers and
crawling between his leus, while youug Den-
iaiuiu wan making IiIh grandfather shake
muds. The little man who has been so hard
to fathom and whom nobody is able to
haudlo is a slae to tho babies. Ho docs
whatever they want blm to do. Lout Bum
mcr, when tho President was receivng dele,
gates and others at hlx Indianapolis home, if
ho did not begin to shako bauds at once, lit'
tie Benjamin Harrison McKee would aolzo
his criiud papa's hand and motion for him to
go through that ceremony with his visitors
Graudpapii Harrison always takes Benja
min's part aud helps him tight his battles.
Little Benjamin is indulged by his grand
father iu everv way, while (irandmainuia
Harrison la ery iiHlulcent with little Mary
Dodge McKeo aud Martliona Harrison.
Mme. Carnot's Delightful Regimo at the
Palace Elyseo-SUNDAY-S WORLD.
All Tired Out from the rftpraxlnc effect of th
chaniini mion, or br bird work and worry jou need
tbo tonlnf, butlding-up, nene-trfntlicnlnc ffct o(
llood'a BtrMparllU to fit you (wllnt ol hullbaad
trtoftb toln. Utiaratoitt llool't.
A GROWING FUND.
Mites Coming in to Provide that
Corps of Preo PhyBloianB.
Hearts Touched by tho Needs of the Suf
fering Babes of tbe Poor.
3Iany More Idttle Uvea Slay Be Saved
If You Will Help.
Even the Mott Modest Subscriptions Will
Swell the Popular Total.
TntKvxMXO Woiild A $100.00
Morris Helm f.00
Mra.T. A. Itogers 1.00
T. It........... 1.00
Jamea M. Kelly 1.00
George V 1.00
A Mother l.oo
H. A W no
Katie and Mamie M no
F. A. W no
Charlie Kent 10
D. Well A Co 10.00
J. Itovtnberg 1.00
It. H. V 1.00
O. A. F... .r0
Frank and George D so
Three Hlsteri :0
W. P. D 2.00
J. Austin Bhaw r..00
iames Edaon Jonas X. 1.00
,ou U Bpitr no
K. C. Heneken. 1.00
" In I.ovo". fi.00
H. Z 5.00
Liliio Mason 10
Grace Williams. 1.00
O, I). II 1.00
W. E. E no
Customers of Hrlllllros no
Fanny N Ml
Workman , 2"
Three Hchoogirla Ml
Employees of I.. Herahfield 2. 75
Left at Cashier's office no
G. P.. Trenton l.oo
Able and Elvie Doremus 20
M. M 2.00
Annie D 3H
N. andU 2.00
rtriult or Fanny (.'ontrlbnllana.
To IS. E4UrtfTh firming World:
Inclosed find 60 cents, being the result of
penny contributions dropped in boxea by
our customers, to help the siok baby fund.
BbilTj Bros., 45 Cortlaudt street,
Mite from a Mavlnaa Hauk.
Tit (A. rdltororiktEltnima World t
I think every one should want to help the
sick little babies and if I was grown up I
would givo a lot of money to The Evenino
Womld's fund. I am ton years old and go to
school. This afternoon 1 opened my savings
bank aud took out this 10 cents. Mamma said
I could send it. Fanny N.
Prom a WorUluauian.
Tb ! r.dllor of lit KrmlKf World:
Hero is 25 cents for your fund for the sick
babies. It is all I can afford just now. Ibavo
not had very good times this Bummer, but
wish I had more, an I know Tue Eyemno
Wobld's cause is a good one.
Children's Heart Touched.
To l rdilor of r. Kftitaf World: '
We go to the same school and have nil heard
of The Evening World's kindness in think
ing of tho little ones who are sick and whoso
mothers cannot afford to pay a doctor. Wo
want you to put our 13 conts with the rest.
From fieven In One Store.
Jo Ht Editor ofTht r(n HrMl
Inclosed pleaso find $2.75 from the em.
ployees of L. Herafield &, Brother for the
bonofit of the Children's Free Doctor Fund.
It is from tbo following :
It. N. Hemhnold. tl.OOIB. Friedman .... fO.sn
I,. Hemncld no J. rlamnelson 2&
II. Heegnll 2A A. llershneld 25
J. Coheti an1
Yours truly, B, Seeouil.
532 Broadway, May 80.
Poor, but Tender Hearted.
Toil Idltorot 7. Evtntnq World'
Although I am a poor man, you will find
inoloied i1 for tbe Free Doctors' Fund. God
bless Tun Evenino World for tho Interest it
takes iu relieving the sick children of New
York City. G. P.
Trenton, N. J., May 30.
ftlven by a Newsboy and III Hlaler.
Ttfls. Editor ttih rm9 World:
Please find inclosed 10 cents for tho Free
Babies' Fund. I am a newsboy and am soil
ing Tiie Would, and find it soils better than
any other paper. My little sister Elvio, who
isoulvsix vesrs old,' says ahe wants to scud
somo money nlso, as she says sho warns to
help tho sick babies in New York. From
Abie and Elvie Doremus.
One Dollar Haifa.
To th. rdltorof Th rniif M'orM.
Inclosed find $2, which please add to the
Freo Doctors' Fund. N. and C.
Thin In a Woman' Hand.
To th r.dllor of Th Armfef HVWtl ;
Inclosed find 2 for tho Sick Children's
Fund. Hoping you have success, ltespect
fullv. M. M,
Prom n Yonnar t.lrl.
Jl th rdllor ( A A'rrf? Wotld :
1 am a young girl, but when I can seo tbst
a thing Is right I will help to make it look
more so. I can give you only 25 cents, with
my best wishes of success. Annie D,
Wnuld Nat Leave HI Name.
A gentleman walked hastily to the cashier's
window of The World offico to-day and
hnnded In 50 cents for Tiie Evenino World
Sick Babies' Fund. Ho would not leave his
Strange Religious Worship in the Ganges
River-See the SUNDAY WORLD.
Tbe Hlcard roat Cane.
The George RIcard Post. No. 382, O. A. It,
of Brooklyn, numbering about eighty members,
made a line Minviini; In the parade yesterday,
bach uiemliei carried a silver-mounted rosewood
cane, ou the band of which is in.cilbcd tiie let
term. A. II. AlMvtntha band is a aldcldsui.
mounted bv an American eagle with his wines
M'lcfid. The "hie.it fatlanked on each aide with
an American flair, and the horizontal pai t of tho
handle has a pair of cannon crossed on one aide
and a pair of hw nuts on the oilier, surmounted
by the regulation it. A. li. button.
Hox ill's TllTHlXrt ConnuL at 25 cnts bolt!
will ilr itllct tu inl.Qt. tf IbUf. Try It, V
STMWBERRIES IN PLENTY.
OVER A MILLION QUART8 ON THEIR WAI
HERE FROM TUE BOUTil.
The Jrraey and New York Crop Alo Arrlv
Ina- and tha. Price Will' He'eo'mn Very
Cheap-ltaspberrle. TooJ Wtllon Ho
In Abundance The Cherry Crop Hnld t
He Almost a Total Failure.
Let every boardor rejoice. Iot him sing
(uransofjoyl Hound the loud timbrel, toot
tho horn, twang tho harp of rejoicing, for
the hour of his disooutcnt is passing, passing.
Thero will bo more strawberries under tho
sugar island in his sea of cream at to-morrow's
ovcntldo meal, nnd tho shortcake will
blush at its own honesty,
More than a million quarts of the luscious
fruit will bo put where they will do tbe most
good in this town during the uoxt twenty
And they will be cheap enough for almost
anybody, for the receipt from tho strawberry
country will be more than twice as much to
morrow morning as they hao been any other
day this season.
A steamship is now on its way from Norfolk,
and all Virginia, Maryland, Dolawaio and the
Carolluasaie doing their beBt to satisfy tbo
appetito ot this city for shortcake, strawberry
Iiuddings, ico-crcams and other concoctions
laving the juicy rod berry for their basio in
gredient. And. for n couple of weeks at least, thero
ought to be a plenty of tbo fruit at reasona
ble prices and reasonable basketB reasonably
well filled, for the Now Jersev crop is In pood
reuort from Monmouth. Middlesex and other
, counties, nnd they will join with the Hudson
Hirer counties of this Bute in feeding New
York with strawberries and hooping her full
for a fortnight.
The marketmrn say that thero will be 10
cent berries to-morrow, and they will be loss
than that afterwards for n few days, always
excepting the fino, arlstocratio strawberries
blessed with a new namo nnd good adver
tising. Following close upon tho strawberries will
come one of tho most plentiful raspberry
sessons for monv vears. 1 tie liramiywines
and tho Cuthberts have douo flnoly In New
Jersey this season, and the yield will be pro
lific; while tho blackberry Hcationx nrcsaid
to bo in prospect uf an uuusimlly large crop.
But cherries, thoso lusty twisters of the
youthful stomach, are not iu excellent
fighting condition. In many parts of this
State thero will bo literally no cherries, save
of tho commoner arieticM.
There was u wealth of blossoms nt the
opening period, bnt tho oold rains which
havo fallen throughout the State at intervals
during tbo Spring aud tho slight touches of
frost dampened ind chilled the energies of
the trees, nnd the incipient cherries have
fallen in showers. Icnvino-onlv a few bardv
brothers to ripen on the trees.
In Westchester County nud a'ong tho valley
of the Hudson tho tornado of two weeks ago
stripped many treox, hut in Now Jorsev the
crop will bo a good ono.
Those who " keep oases " on tho cherry
crop say that there will bo a two.thlrds crop
in the sections supplying this market, .which
will bo hotter than last year's supply, cud tho
growers will bunch their hits.
The Virginia, Delaware and Maryland fniit
begun to arrivo yesterday, and tbe JorRey
oberrlesaro ripening fully ten days earlier
than usual, so that Jersey nnd Pennsylvania
will compete with thoir Southern sisters for
a week or ton days, nnd New York will look
on judicially aud eat tbo oyster, while the
contestants get the shells; for though compe
tition is tbo lifo of trade, it is death to high
prices, and cherries will bo cheap for n brief
season aud then from about Juue 20 thore
will be no cherries at all.
All that is needed to bring about this slate
of plenty is n few warm, sunny days, and no
more, cold raiiiB aud chilly nights.
A Perullar Divorce.
iiYom th Holtoii Journal.
Tbo lawyer was bitting at his desk nbsorbed
n tbo preparation of a brief. So bentwas he
on his work that he did not hear the door as
it was pushed gontly open nor seo the curly
head that was thrust into his office. A little
sob attracted bis notice, and turning ho saw
a face that was streaked with recent tears, and
told plainly that the littlo one's feelings had
' ' Well, my little ono, did you want to see
' ' Aro you a lawyer ?"
"Yes. What do yon want ?"
" I want, "and there was a resolute ring in
her voice, ' ' I want a divorce from my papa
Nellie Bly in the Oneida Community See
Phil ntierldnn'n Monument.
(Voin Ih Cinfitlnoti Eofttirtr.X
The foundation for n monument over tho
gravo of Gen. Slieridau in Arlington Ceme
tery Ik completed. The monument, which
will bo a simple monolith of grauito 13 feet
high, will probably bo iu plnco before Deco
lation Day. It will havo ou it tho word
"Sheriduu" iu raised lettors aud u bronze
medallion bust of the Grueral In baa relief
resting on tbe headquarters flag. Mrs. Sheri
dan pays all the cost of tho monument aud
its erection aud has dccliucd assibtance. The
family and friends of tho lato General havo
exhibited good euse cud good taste in con
nection with tho place of his burial, his
funeml nnd bis monument.
A Windfall tor Veterans Who Fought on
the Ounboat Undlne-SUNDAYS WORLD.
Gentleman And what ore you iu for, my
good mau V
Convict I1II Fer takin' pictures, sir.
"Mercy, I didn't know that photography
was a crime."
" 11 isn't sir; but tnltin' ilo pictures is."
A Specimen New ork Thug See the
"I.oc .tie, I.oic My Dog."
IFrnut Trial b(li.v.
Ho -Why, Mins Jones, do you refute to
marry mo t
Miss Jones Because Fido doosu't seem to
like you, if you must know.
i.iiprtor osetUtiac prolan in mlltluni ofhoni. fnr
rrorvthan a qutrtor of a osntury, Jt u uMd br th
Jnilfa (Mill, (ioTerntnsnt. Inrturwd Inr lite hW l
if' V'.st Unlferiltlo. si th. FltoniMt, ParMt and toMt
llultnful. ir, rrieo'a Cream Uskmi lowdr do uo(
contain Ammonia. Lima, or Alum, bold only InCana,
IUI,. UAK1NU l-OWDKU CO.
IW tWMS. IkiVAUU. 1, UlUla.
GOOD GRAY POET.
Walt Whitman's Seventieth Birth
day Is Celebrated To-Day.
Delegations of His Admirers at Camden
to Do Mm Honor.
They Will Dine and Toast Htm While
He Jjles Stricken In Ills
trrrciAL to mr kvemho wotn.l
Camden, N. J May 31. This is Walt
Whitman's seventieth birthday and the good
people of Camdou havo prepared to do honor
to tbo occasion in a befitting manner.
It is to be celebrated by a dinner in Mor-
gen's Hall, at which more than two hundred
porsous aro exacted to be present, and dele
gations of tho poet's friends and admirers aro
arriving from all parts of tbo country.
Tho ' ' good gray " poet Ir now n vencrnble
personage, nud his growing feebleness in
coiibeiiuenco of his last illness will not per
mit him to tsko nn activo part in tho fes
tivities. For months past ho has bcon confined to
his room in tho modest littlo cottago which
bo occupies in ono of the by-strects of the
town, nnd in tbeso dingy ono might almost
say squalid quarters be has been waiting
patiently for tho end, for he novcr expects
again to recover his physical powers.
The little parlor which he occupies is fur
nished in the plainest style. Tho table and
floor, which was nuco littered with his books
and papers when ho was still able to move
aronud nnd dovoto himself to his literary
woik, aro now kopt spruce nnd tidy, and tho
few tiooks which ho can now read, although
they aro handy to his chair, nro kept in good
order by his housekeeper.
Ho is accustomed to sit in his chair, wrapned
in blankets, although on tho mild Spring days
he throws the covering from his shoulders.
Then the wide open shirt-collar which is so
familiar to all those who know him falls aside
and lays bare tho brown, hairy throat and
But It is tho noble bead, so massive and
full. proportioned, with its halo of silvery,
silken hair falling in long.soft locks from tho
high, rounded coronal, instlct with life and
thought, that most impresses tbe visitor,
Tho wblto beard so singularly clear, and
pure and silken in aspect nnd texture makes
nobly venerable the strongly masculine
moulded features. Tho arched oye-brows
are also white liko bows of driven snow, and
beneath them smoulder tho wondrous gray
Although in bis present enfeebled and
crippled condition ho can do but littlo work,
ho ennnot completely abandon bis habits of
Industry, and when ho is feeling brighter
than usual be will somotimos take up tho old
tiBks. Ho feels, however that his working
days nro over, and as ho himself pathotically
"' I just sit hero and wait. What else can I
Walt Whitman was born at West Bills, Suf.
folk County. L. I., May 31. 1810. During
his boyhood ho attended tho publio schools
in Brooklyn and New York, and thero ob
tained bis education.
At nn early ago ho learned the printers'
trnde aud worked nt thiBdurins the Suuimor,
whilo ho taught school every Winter. In the
years of 1847 snd 1818 he made a very exten.
sivo tour through tho United States and Can
ada, roughing it everywhere, aud in this
way acquired a vast amount of information
and uxporience, which he afterwards utilized
in editing newspapers in Now Orleans and
Huntiugton, L. I.
Ho tired of this, however, although ho was
always writing, and devoted himself to tbo
carpenter's trado in Brooklyn. Iu 18.55 he
published the first edition of "Leaves of
Grass," which created such a sensation in
Fivo editions of this work havo been pub
lished, to each of which numerous additions
wro mado by the poet. IUb "barbaric
yawp," as it was called at first, excited only
ridicule, but ho afterwards found a host of
friends and admirers among tho shining lights
of the lilorarv world.
Ho claimed to inaugurate " an original
modern style," aud nnnouueed himself as
the poet of tho Democracy. Ho says: "Wo
must fouud our own imaginative literature
nnd poetry, and nothing merely copied from
and followintfthe feudal world will do. I dis
miss without ceremony all tbe orthodox accou
tiemeuts, tropes, iaberdnhery ot words, feet
measures that lorm the entire to;k in trade
of the rhyme talking heroos ami heroines. My
metro Is loose and free, the lines aro of in oc
ular length, apparently Ian less nt first
iicrnsal. but on closer aoqualntcnce you will
lud that there is regularity, like the occur,
anco, for example, of tbe leaser and larger
waves on tbe seashore, rolling in without
intermission,; nnd fitfully raising and fall
From 18C2 to 1B65 Walt Whitmon was a
voluntee nurso iu tbe military camps of
Washington nnd Virginia. Ho filled a govern
ment clerluhlp in Washington from 1865 to
1874, nud while ho was a Dennrtmout olerk he
lived lu the nttla chamber of an old-fashioned
houto opposite tho Treasury, where tbe
Corcoran Art Guliory now Mauds.- Ho was
taken there when am stricken with paralysis
Siuce 1871 he has lived bore In tbe plain
littlo frame oottnge ou Mlcklo street, and for
year tbe children have been familiar with
tho big armchair ot the poet and his plo.
turesque, kindly face in its framework of
flowing white balr at the front window.
During the last year bis absences have been
numerous, illness confining him to his bed
for loug intervals) but now during the warm
days of the approaching Summer he is seen
more regularly at his familiar post.
War Vetorans, Road the SUNDAY
WORLD'S Story of Unclaimed Money for
Where Ther tie.
Tho Rev. Dr. Hlghchurch James, do you
know where good little boys go when they
Small Jamos Brownstone Yes, sir. They
got iu tho Four Hundred.
- . it
No Cause for Worrlment.
He I wouder whether old Fitkins will be
thoro this nvenlpg.
She You needn't take any notice of him
if he Is, dear. We don't owo him anything
tow, do we?
LIKE A DESERTED VILLAGE.
THE rOLO GROUNDS IN THEIR STATE OF
RUIN AND DESOLATION.
Trnmpa Adorn the tirnnd Mnmt and Itleneh
Ina Hoard muA Mnal Orrnpy the llasei
Mtorrkrrpor Talk of Closing Their
Hlinpa from Lack: of Trade-Ultle Won
der thai Harlem tomplnlncd.
Tho baudsomo llnrlein turn.outs which
used to stand at the Ono Hundred and Sixth
street station of the Third Avonuo FJovatod
Hallway, aud convey tho luxurious admirer
of baHolmll to the Polo Grounds for 10 cents,
have been out of a job thus far this season.
As an Evenino World reporter wandered
that way on a recent afternoon, a
venerable white horse, which had once
exercised daily botwoon tho station nnd the
Polo Grounds, supported by tho shafts of tho
hack, stood hitched to an ash-enrt, without
oven the passing compliment of a red-hairod
girl. He was a faded rello of the hack line.
No nierr.v jingling of glasses came from tho
saloon which used to do business on tho
'Iho only people in Ono Hundred and Sixth
street which was n great thoroughfare when
nil roads led to the Polo Grounds were n
paralytic who was out for an afternoon stroll
in un armchair on wheela, and a blind man
who was being piloted by a whimsical and
The reporter walked through tho once busy
street, romewbat awed bv itB loneliness. Tho
grass was springing up through tho cracks in
Except for tbe somowtmt stony chnracter of
tho cobblestone pavement, the stroot itself
might bo u.clully put to raising buckwheat.
Travel has little lurther use for it,
A genial raloon-keeper sat asleep in front of
a beer saloon on Fifth avenue, within a
stone's throw of tho Polo Grounds. The
spiders were weaving n web over his bottles.
The ants were p'aying baseball on the card
table t with crumbs of pnmperniokel. Ihe
slate over the counter looked like a faded
There wero no ticket speculators in front
of tho Polo Grounds. No clutters of specta
tors bung breathlessly to tbe telegraph poles,
tntorest in tho game had spurred no one to
ascend where he might take the score, as it
were, from tho wires. No keen-eyed urchin
was trying to look through the double-board
A basobail enthusiast, standing where the
thoroughfare out its way through tbe
grounds Irora east to wost, said :
' Soe what a rent tho envious Street Com
Tbe fence had been torn down on the east
and went sides of tho grounds. The rest of
the fnuco.the bleaching-boards and tbo grand
stand were left stauding.
Tramps were quietly asleep on the bleach-ine-boards
and Harlem goats were gambol
ling about tbo ball grounds.
There was n tin can on second base, and n
goat stolo tho base. A goat was smiling in
the box where smiling Mickey Weloh used
to send the ball curving nud hissing over the
homo plate. Two or three coats wero mean
derma about the field, and one of them was
fielding n trump in far left field.
Three tramps were "working tho growler"
in the praud stand. A tramp was sitting in
Gov. Hill's box.
A score of urchins were playing ball and
holding a congress of profanity in one part
of the grounds. About fifty tramps sleep in
the grand stand every night.
A resident of the neighborhood said to the
reporter i " When the New York Club played
on the ground it was a scene of healthful
sport and popular enthusiasm for two or three
hours a day. Now it is a place of quarrelling,
profauity and vagabondage from morning till
night. Homo people are afraid to go into tbe
grounds after dark. Tho place has become a
Where tbe ragged urchins were playing ball
once played tho great Ewing, the incompara
ble Boger Connor, the subtle Keefe, the
learned Judge Ward, the astute Counsellor
O'Rourko, the great masters of baseball.
Where tbe tramps were snoring ou the
bleaching-boards thousands of voices usod to
cheer a throo-baso hit or welcome at home
Where all was comparative eilenco and des
olation ten thousand willing hands used to bo
ready to mob tho umpire or do-anything that
was oheorful and useful.
Where 10,000 New Yorkers used to sit. hot
and happy, on the bleaching boards and en
joy lifo watching tho New Yorks win, were
then to be seen only the empty boards,
sprinkled here and thore with a tomato can
and a tramp.
Tho abandonment of the Polo Grounds had
almost destroyed bus'ness from One Hun
dred and Sixth to Ono Hundred and Six
teentb street and from Third to Eighth ave
nue. Saloon-keepers nnd shopkeepers, paying
high routs under leases made when baseball
was Tplayed in Harlem, found their business
almost destroyed. Some would soon go out
of business aud there would bo empty stores
and falling rents in Harlem.
Tho abandonment of the Polo Grounds
injured more real-estate owners than it helped
and it greatly injured hundreds of business
It established n congress of tramps in the
very neighborhood that it was expected to
benefit. It was nn incalculable injury to
basetall and to the popular enthusiasm for
athletic outdoor sports.
In short, it was n most mistaken act, di
rectly opposed to publio interest, aud the
immediate prospect that the grounds will
soon be booming again should bo sufficient
to fill every Harlem heart with joy.
THE COMING NINE-DAY RACE.
Uuerrero May He Will Have a Hard Fiabl,
but Expect to Win.
Gus Gucncro and his trainer, "Happy"
Jack Smith, aio homo from San Francisco. The
" UrcaHer " got tl.501 as hla share of the sate
receipts iu the Pacific coast go-aa-you-pleaie of
two weeks ago, won by Jimmy Albert.
"Tho next thing on my programme is tho
Conoy Island nine-day race," said Guerrero.
" That's a now btylo of race, but I think I can
win it. though George Cartwrigbt is entered for
it. and you know his atrons point ia as a speed
runner. He holds nearly all tha English cham
pionships for day races, aud has a nerve aud
Iattlng power to go with his speed.
"Then George Connor ia a good twelve-hour-a-day
man. aud l'ete Hegelman is ono of the
best splint ninncm in thia 00111110'. These three
will mako mo run to win, but I think 1 can do it.
1 am putty well trained now and that will help
fit 1110 for the international champtoiia go-as-you-pleaso
next Fall. Anv way, I'm going to try and
win first money and the 1 OH-honr championship,
Frank M. Blovlp. who will manago tho nine,
day raco at tho Hca Beach Palace, Coney Island,
is busy replying to applications for entrance
He has a desk at, tho Police Uaxrtte office and
has already received the 25 entiance feo from
a. score of fleet-footed men of America and
A Fortune In a Penlber lied.
Vnwl. Balllnor Amtriratt,
Every housekeepor knows what it is tohnve
tho feather renovator come around to get the
feather beds and pillows, put them through
the steaming process and roturn them in pew
tioklng, clean and good as new. There is an
old colored mau lu Annapolis who concluded
to have his bed renovated, but having heard
that renovators were not honest, he con.
eluded to weigh his bed before
turning it over. On its return he
weighed it, aud found it several pounds
short, and raid to the man, r,Jjook
ycro, boss, dls yere ain't my bed. dese alu't
inv fodder." Tbo man said 1 "Ain't, eh r
All right, but is this yours;" nnd he pulled
from his pocket a roll of greenbacks contain.
ug $1,000. which ho hsif fouud In the bed.
The sight paralyzed the old colored man.
and bo was theu willing to udmit the owner
ship of the renovated bed. Tho man who
cleaned it and found the 94,000 is hesitating
now whether he will give up the money or
not. The colored man will have to prove
ownership, which he cau hardly do.
Agreeably gnrprUc'd. ,
YcBtorday was a day of mutual
nurpribcs. Our patrons were de
lighted to find us open, and availed
themselves of tho bargains offered
in tho TEN-DOLLAR BALES.
Wo wero plcasod to find such ap
preciation of our Bale, and to still
moro extend its advantages wo
CONTINUE THE $10 - SALE
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
This is a sacriiico salo of stupen
dous measure, and economical
dressers who delight in well-fitting,
stylish garments will not miss Boo
ing thoso bargains.
Men's garments aro shown in
sack coats, cutaways and Prinoo
Alberts, in all tho stylish textures,
and a ton-dollar bill takes tho
Spring Overooats, silk-faced, in
six fashionable shades, are. offered
ulso for Ton Dollars.
Wo stake our twenty years' repu
tation on tho reliability of this salo
and tho durability of tho olothiqg
Special features aro tho Boys
two-pioco Suits at $1.08; Boys'
throo-pioco Suits, $3.50, and Boys' ,
Trousers, 25c, 60c. and 75c. ,:
A. H.KING & CO.,
The Leading American Clothiers t
627 and 629 Broadway, '-"'
Special Attractions j
Thin Cheviot & Cassimere Suits
at $4.75 up.
Blue & Black Tricot dress Suits
at $7.5o and $8.5o.
Blue & fancy stripe Serge Suits
6.75 to $7.25.
Jersey Suits, $4.80 to 15.3S.
Scotch Flannel Blazers $3.25
Flannel Waists and Blouses, 1
Straw Hats, So, 75, 95c to $1.35
Tennis Caps, 5oc C,
Derbys, $2.00 and $2.65.
Percale Shirt Waists, 88c, 95c, )
Lord & Taylor,
Broadway Store. 5
Two Traveller. ja
Farmer Harrer What yer got that dram os J
th dog fer? $
Splatters (the tramp)-0b, it kinder
'ncourages the marchin'. AU I hev t' say is, 1
" You gits yer dinner soon, Boger," an he
drums out ' 'Sherman's March " jeit as nafral S
as I heered it in Georgy. i
Strange Religious Worship in the Ganges i
River-See the SUNDA Y WORLD.
Immorality at tbe Capital.
trout a Waihlngton Fpfttl.') J
"The birth of iOt illegitimate colored ,ij
children in one year, of whom 121 were born
dead, by mothers mostly of the schoolgirl
age, unmairiou aud very often homeless, '
cal's for more than a passing notice," Bays '
Dr. Smith Townshend, Health Officer of the
District of Columbia, in his report just pub
lished. " The status of the colored race ia
tbo United States, and especially the Southern
portion thereof. assumes growing importance
as a social problem ns tho years go by. The
noimal proportions between the legitimates
and tbe illegitimates among tho whites fl
maintained, ibere being six of the former to i
one of tbe latter. The return as to the eol- '
ored raco show a continued growth of ille
gitimate relations between the sexes, ther
being only 1.20 legitimate to 1 illegitimate.
That is, the latter class equals three-fourthi
of the former and over 28 per cent, of still
births of every kind. Examinations made by
tho office, as opportunity occurred, have de
veloped the fact that a large proportion of tha
mothers of these oolorod stillborn are unniar- '
tied girls, ranging from fourteen to eighteen
or twenty years of age. In most cases they
either cannot or will not disolose the name of
the father of the ohild. or give any clue by
which he can be located.
Nellie Bly in the Oneida Community-SM
Confidence at" the Public.
LastWadnidjrthsMsrafawlln( In tbla.Daptf
stating that 11. Bub, 7Sfl BroadiraT, batman Sib and
Ulnata., wboWisala and null clothing- dfalw, would
aloaoai. bUwholeaaia stock ai coat at ratali. t'ha art, ft
that sncl) a r.llaola cooc.ro advarUsad to do tbUmwa J
to tba pbtta man than 0 ordinary adtarttaasaant. M
such has proad to hatha cat., Starr oar.auie W ')
Eat sal command! tbalr larj. .tabJUbm.at has ;
n crow dad with purch.rs. Tnar art crtalnlr omr- .':
. soma alai ant gooda at titrurdlnatily low km:
Anwi tha many rtat harfflill thrr ar offarfnc w
call aoaclal attantlon to tb followinai Msn'f an
JuklliyllM.lmaraoalta, latastdaaUjna, parf.ee dttlnr,
7.70 In chackaand trlp, vary bandaomai rwxlar
I tic flA, Mrn's Una f'rancti Oasalman bulla, 19.00 '
In tw.ntydlfrar.nt shad... In ehevka and atrlpas. vary
tyllab. sold Ivcior. lor (lUtaitr rln quality Man's
Hull., 1)1 1ft, sold tfora lor 3. This suit la, In widj
walss. .b.'cka, atrlpasand otptr daalgns. It Is Unas
with alik and .atln. and la without douol tb baft bar
calnlnatlnaanUlnNaw York. Don't (all tnatUnd
Uil.rr.at.al.ofa whoUaal atook at ralall. .IC.nsca.
788 llroadway, batwaanttlh anduth at a., Naw York.
Oat thia onl and reraatnbar th addraas. 700 Oroad
wa, bctn bthaad Uthata.