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ERK 7 th May, 1880.
HBb After a thorouch examination of
K th circulation book, Press and Mail
KXTi Boom Reports, and newsdealers' o-
r, coantr o us tjtw roiuf wdnx-u,
''also the receipted bills trim the va-
K riotis paper companies which supply
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' inas't tiiaroar, we ora con vinced, and
BuL certify, that there were PRINTED
E A'iVD ACTUALLY CmCDLATKD
HIS' during the month of March, 1889, a
K' ' 'total of TEN MILLION SBVEN IIUN-
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Bi ' jAvfrage dally Circulation during
MM 350,520 Copies!
Pj. THE FREED OM OPiCOHBOlEHOE.
(. "Wliile tbe Govemtaout ii puttinc forth
P efforts to ttamu ont polyeamy in Utah tlia
DjF' -Mohuoa Elders ore foraging about in foreign
HM lands for new oonverts to the faith, which,
' when fonntl, they brine over bore in droros.
!' Only the other day over a hundred oonverts
HVc, arrived at Castle Garden from Norway, and
Ki, iinmediately left for Utah.
$ ' At Crist thought it would seem Tory absurd
HE to -allow the landing of this careo of fuel for
jriT a Came which the Government Is seeking to
R extinsuish, but it is in reality, under our
jff' laws, impossible to inquire into the religious
EW beliefs of immigrants.
&; i It is not what pornicious beliefs are iu-
K dulged in, but what overt acts of lawlessness
& they commit which brings people within the
Ky clutches of the law. These Mormons may
Rf oajoy to the fullest extent the belief that they
K are entitlod to have dozons of wives, but so
f. long as they content themselves with on
Hn? they are all right that is. satb.
HC' HOT TET OUT OF DAHQBE.
Kr, The dootors who held the Bisnop autopsy
Bt are not yet .entirely out of danger, notwith-
Hop standing the handsome treatment accorded
f them by tho Coronor's jury. They aroyet
&' liable to be brought to book by the Grand
K Jury for their Infraction of the statute pre.
HL scribing tho limitations under which autop-
E aies shall be held.
Th DistricUAttorney says that they are
HJH liabla to Indictment if the autopsy was held
HjP Without permission of the relatives or Coro-
K'' Mr or within the time specifled by statute,
Hc twalw hours after death. This ooat seems to
H- t the dootors Tory olosely, 1b fact, "just
Kf Uk tho paper on the wall. "
Sr Tho who ditMot1 in ,hute rtpent at
( TEB BDFFEREE8 BT OttlME.
R,. The suicide of Mrs. Hkxbt Gnzax, of
Ktf Brooklyn, because of the arrest of her hus.
Ek hd tat stealini', is a rominder of the fact
K- t the worst sufferers by crime are not the
E' perpetrotors thereof, but generally their fam-
K lite If, tho consequences of wrong-doing
K' could fall with full foroe upon the guilty one
HK- akuao, the administration of tho criminal law
P, would be much more satisfactory in ltsre-
R' ,The law-breaker finds a refuge from the
K .' ' aloft and jeers of the public behind prison
Kft tatty and ho at least is freed from the strug.
Kf gle for roalntenanco. Not so with his wife,
Bp , children and parents. They are left to face
' tho freezing blast of publlo scorn and neg.
BPi"' l ot., Proa tho taint of being a' convict's
&".. tmly ilkj cannot occapo. Crushing oor-
F, ji oB a poaury is thMr tot. J
y "Whoa a aaa, with a loving, trusting wife
and innocent ohlldrsn, commits a crime
whlohiautt sot only destroy him but those
whom ho has sworn to cherish and defond
his crime u doubly atroolouo. Would that
there was sobo war toshisld tho laaoeent
'tibtiins -tad heap punishment upon the
guilty. But it cannot bo.
A WISE O0N0LUBI0H,
Tho United States Illuminating Company,
which so boldly brought suit for 92(0,000
damages against the Board of Electrical Con.
trol for cutting down their wires, has con
cluded to back down and sue rather for
peace. This is indeed a tf ise conclusion. In
the vernacular of the rustio ' ' they had bit off
more than they could chow. "
Tho fact is, those olectrio companies had
outraged the good nature of a forbeorinu
public and dofiantly resisted the ordors of
the officials to oboy the law. Finally for
bearance ceased to be a virtue, and down
came thoir poles. They squealed lustily, but
without avail, and now thoy como around
with wry faces and want to vripo out the ugly
past. Under tho circumstances we presume
that the Board of Control will not insist upon
Nellie Bly Visits the Famous Oneida
Community-Sen the SUNDAY WORLD.
BRAWLIN0 IN A 0RAVETARD.
The unseemly wrangle of rival factions
among nar veterans at Oakwood Cemetery in
Chicago yesterday was disgraceful in the ex
treme Mo words of reprobation are suffi
ciently strong with whloh to characterize the
conduct of , tho brawling man who dishonored
the graves of their fallen comrades.
On a day whan the hearts of tho people are
mellowed by the memory of the heroio deeds
of the Nation's defenders, and vie with eaoh
other in showing revorenae for the patriot
dead, what could be more shocking than a
show of angry lesontment and potly feuds
among those whoso graves, all too soon, will
coll for the garlands of Hpriugtime, as thoy
shall sleep beside those who stood shoulder
to shoulder with them in the fire-fringed
front of battle.
It is to be hoped that there will never again
ocour such an unpleasant episode.
DID HE HAVE A SUNSTROKE 1
TUB ONLY THEORY TO ACCOUNT TOE
CAPT. W1TTIUUSB BUIC1DE.
lie Complained About Ibe Heat Shortly
Before Ills Death Ills Deposition from
the HhorlBPa Jury Punl Said to Have
rrayed on Ills Mind He Had No Hi nan
elal Troubles Whatever,
The suloldo of Capt. G. Henry Wltthaus,
of the Ninth Itegimant, Immediately after
yesterday's parade was a great shock to his
No ono can give any reason or advonco any
theory as to tbe motive which caused him to
take his life and it will probably always re
main a mystery.
Ho was universally loved and esteemed for
his many admirable qualities, and no ono
will regret his death moro than tho membors
of the Old Guard, the Lotos Club, Mew York
Atblotio Club, Lelderkranc Society, New
York Fress Club, the Thirteon Club and the
Hoboken Turtle Club, to ell of which Wltt-
His brother, Edward J. Wltthaus, was asked
by an Evihwo Would reportor whether -he
knew of any reason for his brothor's act.
" I give you my word." he said, as tears
slartod to his eyes, ' ' that there was no
earthly reason why he should hnve done this
thine. I cannot imagine a cause except that
it might be this i
" Henry, for a number of years, was in
spector of rltle practice for the rogiuiont, and
it may have boen that during his duties on
the Held, ho received a touch of suuBtroke.
" I know he never could stand the heat.
Yesterday I saw him at the corner of Fifth
avenue and Thirteenth street, when tho reg
iment was on its way homo.
HO looked awful bad, and I stepped up to
him and said: ' Henry, you look as though
you wero boiled.'
' ' Ho replied, ' You're right. It is terribly
" When he returned homo, he went up
stairs to take a bath, and wo afterwards
found him stretched dead on the floor.
It Is evident that tho suicide made two at
tempts on his llfo. The first was made in the
bathroom with a small revolver. It was not
effectual, and a larger weapon was used with
Mr. Witthaus was forty-five years old ond
was a graduate of the New York University.
He retired from business In 1877 with ample
Having a taste for military work he became
a prominent member of the Ninth lleginient,
being Treasurer at the time of his death.
The Captain was for many veers a member
of the second panel of the bhvrlff'H lury.
When Mayor Grant was elected Shorlff Mr.
Witthaus was left off from the panel of jury,
men by mistako and tho omission worried
He attributed it at first to the Jealousy of
one or two of his fellow jurors, and despite
the efforts of himself and friends he was not
This slight preyod upon his mind and prob
ably had much to do with the melanoholy
whloh depressed him at times.
The funeral arrangements have not yet
BHOBT WEIGHT IN COAL.
Major Grant Petitioned to Aid la Punlah.
lnc Dishonest Dealer.
Mayor Grant Is in receipt of a communication
from the Coal Exchange asking him to delegate
some city official to aot in conjunction with a
Committee of the Xxchance In the detection
and punishment of retail coal doalera who are
alleged to be defrauding the publlo by selling
While tho Mayor thinks the request a very rea
sonable one, be fears that he cannot comply
with the request, as there appears to be no au
thority in law for the appointment ox delega
tion of such an official.
Afina. CarnoVs Delightful Regime at the
Palace ElyseeSUNDAYS WORLD,
Ail Tlrod Oat 'ran lb Uprlo (! of the
huttx moms, ot by astd wotk and worr jrI m4
t i too -, baud i-op, awra-atraia'UWBUis sCmI (
Heod-sSuMputllato ai raa(Mllasf aoaUaesd
stroastaagtu , ImnUiUUMlt
tad i.ji;.ni kis bih'iinhllftiLitWnM
A GROWING FUND.
Mites Coming in to Provide that
Corps of Froo Phyaioianfl.
Hearts Touched by the Needs of the Suf
fering Babes of the Poor.
Many More Little Lives May Be Saved
if You Will Help.
Even tho Most Modest Subscriptions Will
Swell tho Popular Total.
Tnr Evimxq Would 10?-22
Brill Ilrmi .00
Morrlii Helm J.0
Ocorun McDcrmntt 1.00
Mrs. H. A. Itogers J. 00
T. It ,,. J.00
James M.Kelly 1.00
OeorKO F J. 00
A Mnllmr 1.00
Carrie 8 0
H. A W 60
Katie sua Mamie M ?
F. A. W 60
Clisrllo Kent 10
1). UicliA Co 10.00
J. l!oenborg l.Ofl
It H. V 1.00
O. A. F... 80
Frank and George 1) 20
T ircoHlntcr 80
" l'oor Eastslder ". 10
V. F. 1) 2.00
J. Austin Hhaw n.DO
James F.dnon Jonas 1.00
Louis Hpltz 60
K. C. Hcnckcn 1.00
"In Love"...- 6.00
H. ,...., 2.00
Hympat by. 6.00
Llllio Mason 10
Orseo Willlsms. 1.00
Customers of BrlllDros 60
Fanny N..... 10
Workman , 2'
Three Bchooelrls 13
Employees ofL. Ilenhneld 2.7ft
Left at Cashier's office 60
(1. P., Trenton. 1.00
Able and Elvie Doromm 20
M. M 3.00
Annie D 26
N. andO 8.00
Itesntt of Penny Contributions.
To t,tXiUTvfntr.wMi World;
Inclosed find 50 cents, being tho result of
penny contributions dropped in boxes by
our customers, to help the siok baby fund.
Bnu.1. Bnos., i6 Cortlandt street,
mites from Having Dank.
rl Xditortf lit Xf nine World t
I think ovory one should want to help the
sick little babies and U I was grown up I
would givo a lot of money to Tni Evening)
World's fund. I am ten years old and go to
school. This afternoon 1-opened my savings
bank nnd took out this 10 cents. Mamma said
I could send it. FanniN.
From a Warklnamnn.
T Iht Editor of Mi It fHlmg Wtrldi
Here is 25 cents for your fund for the siok
babies. It is all I can afford just now. Ihavo
not had very good times this Bummer, but
wish I had moro, as I know Tni Evzminq
Won d's cause is a good one.
Children's Heart Touched.
r l Xdltor f r J( ITrM;
Wo go to the samo school and have all heard
of Tub Eveninq World's kindness in think
ing of the little ones who are sick and whoso
mothers cannot afford to pay a dootor. We
want you to put our 13 cents with the rest.
From Seven In Ono (More.
U tXtgJdor o r w,nff Werkf;
Inclosed please find $3.75 from the em
ployees of L. Horsfield it Brother for tho
bonefit of tho Children's Free Dootor Fond.
It is from the following :
It. N. Hcrxlitleld. $1.00'B. Friedman .... $0.35
L. HcriUield SO J. Hamuelsqq 26
R Beegull. 25 A. Hershneld 85
J. Cohen 26'
Yours truly, B. Szxouix.
632 Broadway, May 80.
Poor, but Tender Hearted,
Hi IJUJTiiltor TV Amhf ffVrM.-
Although I am a poor man. you will find
inoloied $1 for tho Free Dootors' Fund. God
bless Tns Evemimo Wobld for the interest it
takes in relieving the sick children of New
York City. O. P.
Trenton, N. J May 80.
Glvsn by a, Newaboy and His Sister,
IUU XJIIorafltXmimt Wtrltt
Please find inclosed 10 oenta for the Free
Babies' Fund. lama newsboy and am sell,
lug Tna Wobld, and find it sells better than
any other paper. My little sister Elvie, who
is only six years old, says she wants to send
some money also, as she says she wants to
help the sick babies in New York. Prom
Ana amd Elvis Doanuus.
Ono Dollar Uach
Ik (Jk Xdlfr f r XtMa Wtrld i
Inolosed find 93, which please add to tho
Free Dootors' Fund. N. urn O.
This la a Woman's Hand.
Inclosed find 2 for the Siok Children's
Fund. Hoping you have suooess. BespeoU
fully, M. M,
Prom a Yonna Girl.
i Of Xdu r aIX XVMfaif MWM i
I am a young girl, but when I can see that
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 sucoess. Amua D,
Wonld Not Lonvo Hlo Name.
A gentleman walked hastily to the cashier's
window ot Tni Wobld office to-day and
handed in (0 cents for Tna Evutrxo Wobld
Sick Babies' Fund. He would not leave his
Strange Religious Worship in the Oanges
River-See the SUNDAY WORLD.
m m i
The Rleard Post Caaea.
Tin George IUcard Post, No, 802, G. A. R.,
of Brooklyn, numbering about eighty msmbsrs.
Eade a tine showing in the parade yeaUrday.
aoh member carried a silver-mounted ronewood
cane, on the band of which is inscribed the lew
ters O. A. U. Above the band Is a aliteld sur.
mounted bran American eagle with hii wings
spresd. The shield is flanked on each side with
an Amsrioau fias, and the horUontal part of the
handle has a pair of cannon erossed on one side
and a pair of swords on the other, surmounted
by the regulation G. A. IL. button.
STRAWBERltlES IN 'LENTt
OTEE A MILLION QUAtTS ON THEIB WAX
HEfiK FROM TH1 SODTH.
The JTeraey and New York Crepe Also Arrlv
law and tho Price Will Become Tory
Cfaenp Hunberrleo, Too, Will Hoon Do
In Abnndnnrii The Cbrrry Crop Maid to
Be Almost a Total Vallnre.
Let evory boarder rojoico. Lot him sing
paansofjoyl Sound the loud timbrel, toot
the horn, twang the harp of rejoicing, for
the hour of his discontent is passing, passing.
There will be moro strawberries under the
sugar island In his sea of cream at to-mor-row's
eventide meal, and tho shortcako will
blush at its own honesty.
More than a million quarts of the luscious
fruit will be put where they will do the most
good in this town during the next twenty
And they will be cheap enough for almost
anybody, for the receipts from the strawberry
country will bo moro than twico as much to
morrow morning as they have boen any other
day this season.
A steamship is now on its way from Norfolk,
and all Virginia, Maryland, Dolaware and tho
Carolinas are doing their best to satisfy tho
appetite or tuts city lor sliortcaJte, straw berry
Iiuddings, ico-creams nnd other concoctions
laving the juicy red berry for their basio in
gredient. And. for a couplo of weeks at least, there
ought to be a plenty of the truit at reasona
ble priros nnd leasonable baskets reasonably
well filled, for tho Now Jersey crop Is In pood
rooort from Monmouth, Middlesnx and othor
counties, and they will loin with the Hudson
Illver counties of this State in feeding Now
York with strawberries and koeping her full
for a fortnight.
Tho markctmen say that thoro will be 10
cont berries to-morrow, and they will be less
than that afterwards for a few days, always
excepting the fine, aristocratic strawberries
blessed with a new name and good adver
tising. Following olose upon tho strawberries will
come ono of tho most plentiful raspberry
seasons for many years. The Brondywines
and tho Cuthberts nave done finely in New
Jersey this season, and the yield will be pro
lific; while tho blackberry seotions ore said
to be in prospect of on unusually large crop.
But cherries, those lusty twisters of the
youthful stomach, are not in excellent
fighting condition. In many parts of this
Siate there will bo literally no chorrics, save
of the commoner varieties.
There was a wealth of blossoms at the
opening period, but the cold rains whioh
have fallen throughout the State at intervals
during tbe Spring and tho slight touches of
frost dampened tnd chilled the onorgies of
tbe trots, and the incipient cherries have
fallen in showers, leaving only a few hardy
brothers to ripen on thu trees.
In Westchester County and along tho valley
of tho Hudfcon tho tornado of two wcaks ago
stripped many trees, but in New dersov tho
crop will bo a good one.
Those who "keepcates" on tho cherry
crop say that there will be a two-thirds crop
in the sections supplying this market, which
will be better than last year's supply, and the
growers will bunch their hits.
The Virginin, Delawaro and Maryland fruit
begun to arrive yesterday, and tho Jersey
cherries are ripening fully ten days earlier
than usual, so that Jersey and Pennsylvania
will compete with their Southern sinters for
a week or ten days, and New York will look
onudiclally and eat tho oyster, while tho
contestants get the shells i for though compe
tition is tbe life of trade, it is death to high
prices, and oherries will bo cheap for a brief
season and then from about June 20 thoro
will be no cherries at all.
All that is needed to bring about this state
of plenty is a few warm, sunny days, and no
more cold rains and chilly nights.
Nellie Bly in the Oneida Community See
SUNDAY'S WORLD. ,
DS. JiEYNOLDS WINS.
Tcrdlot for 92,000 In One of Ilia Bolts
Acalnat the Insnrance Companies.
The jury in Part L of the Supreme Court,
in the trial of the suit brought by Dr. Will,
ism M. Reynolds against the Firemen's Insur
ance Company, of Newark, has rendered a
verdict of 12, 000. the full amount of the policy
held by the dootor.
This is bnt one of a dozen suits instituted by
Dr. Itoynolus to rerpver the amount of his poli
cies on the beautiful countrv residence at Flush
ing which he was accused of firing on Feb. 20,
The Doctor and Mrs. Reynolds, who is a
daughter of the late Oliver Charlick, wero both
Indicted nn the charge of fraudulent olalms of
loss by tho Are. The doctor m tried two
months sgo, and the result wan tho complete
vindication of both himself and wife.
The Loudon Assurance Corporation wero the
prosecuting witnesscit. and the Reynoldses have
suod them for f 50,000 damaires for false prose
cution. Mrs. IteynohUisa quai ter-millionaire
and the doctor is himself very wealthy.
A Windfall for Veterans Who Fought on
the Ounboat Undine SUNDAYS WORLD.
TRYING ELOHNG PASTOE HOOPER.
Tho Claasls Has Choreas of laylna and Con
tumacy Acalnat Him.
The Rev. John F. Hooper, of Bt Paul's Re
formed Church, of Mott Haven, appeared again
to-day betoie the Classls of New York, which is
sitting at the Bynod rooms, 20 llosde street, in
vestigating the faots of Mr. Hooper's recent
elopement with the daughter of Mr. Curtis.
Tuesenaion began shortly after 11 o'clock
this morning and will probably continue all the
Tbe upcolflo charges against the Rev. Mr.
Hooper arclying and contumacy.
At the last session things went decidedly un
favorably for the deltnauent pastor and there
seems to be some doubt whether the Claasls 'will
S've him credentials 1 1 any other church. In
Is case, be says, he will go at something else
fox a living.
A Specimen New York ThugSee the
" Leva 91 o, Love Sly Do."
tJWil Uxu SitUf.
He Why, Miss Jones, do you refuse to
marry me f
Miss Jones Because Fido doesn't seem to
like yon, If yon must know.
aS- FUPtE -
Its aapsrlot aietlltac proTen In millions of homsa for
mot tain a qntrttr of a Matnry. It U hsm br to
UatlM hut UoTtrnuMnt. Indoratd by tn haads of
tb Urt UsinnUlM ujh StroBcfst, Part and most
tlitbiul. Di.nkVi OfMH) BaUnaPDwdar docs not
contain 4 Tamils, Lima, or Aloa. Bold oaly la Oaac
PKI08 BAXntO POWDER CO.
raw tea. fsnoiHA ee. tvoms,
GOOD GRAY POET.
Walt Whitman' Bevontieth Birth
day Is Oolobratod To-Day.
Delegations of His Admirers at Camden
to Do Him Ilonor.
Thoy Will Dine and Toast Him While
lie Lies Stricken In Ills
rsrieiiL TO TBS XTXXIHO WOULD. 1
Oaiiden, N. J., May 31. This is Walt
Whitman's seventieth birthday and the good
people of Camden havo prepared to do honor
to the occasion in a befitting monnor.
It is to bo celebrated by a dinner in Mor-
gon's Hall, at which moro than two hundred
persons are expected to bo prosent, and dele
gations of tho poet's friends and admirers are
arriving from all parts of the country.
The ' ' good gray " poet is now a venerablo
personage, and his growing feebleness in
consequence of bis last illness will not per
mit him to toko on active part in tho fes
tivities. For months past he has boen confined to
bis room in tho modest little cottage whioh
he occupies in one of tho by-stroets of the
town, and in these dingy one might almost
say Kquulid quarters ho has been waiting
patiently for the end, for bo nover expects
again to recover his physical powors.
Tho little parlor which ho occupies is fur
nished in the plainest style. Tho table and
floor, which was once littered with his books
and papers whon ho was still able to move
around and devote himsolf to his literary
work, aro now kept spruce and tidy, and tho
few books which ho can now read, although
they arc handy to his chair, aro kept in good
ordor by his housokeopor.
Hois acoustomed to sit in his chair, wrapDod
in blankets, although on tho mild Spring days
ho throws the oovering from his shoulders.
Thou the wide open shirt-collar which is so
familiar to all those who know him falls aside
and lays bare the brown, hairy throat and
But It is tho noble head, so massivo and
full-proportioned, with its halo of silvery,
silken hair falling in long.soft locks from the
high, rounded coronal, inBtiot with life and
tbouaht, that most impresses the visitor,
Tho white beard so singularly clear, and
pnre and si Ikon in aspoct and texture makes
nobly vonerable tho strongly masculino
moulded features. Tho arohed eyebrows
are also white like bows of driven snow, and
beneath thorn smoulder the wondrous gray
Although in his present enfeebled and
crippled condition he can do but little work,
he cannot completely abandon his habits of
industry, and when hn Is feeling brighter
than usual he will sometimes take up the old
tasks. He fools, however that his working
days aro over, and as ho himself pathetically
' I just Bit hore and wait. What else can I
Walt Whitman was born at West Bills, Suf.
folk County, L. I., May 81, 1819. During
his boyhood bo attended the public sohools
In Brooklyn and New York, and there ob
tained his education.
At an early age he learned the printers'
trado and worked at this during the Summer,
whilo he taught school every Winter. In tbe
years of 1847 and 1818 be made a very exteu.
sivo tour through tho United States and Can
ada, rouehing it everywhere, and in this
way acquired a vast amount of information
and experience, which he afterwards utilized
in editing newspapers in New Orleans and
Huntington, L. I.
Ho tired of this, however, although he was
always writing, and devoted himself to the
carpenter's trade in Brooklyn. In 1855 bo
Sablished the first edition of "Leaves of
rasa," whioh created such a sensatiotf in
Five editions of thlB work have been pub.
lisbed, to each of which numerous additions
wero made by the poet. His "barbaric
yawp, " as it was called at first, excited only
ridioulo, but he afterwards found a host of
friends and admirers among the shining lights
of the literary world.
Ho claimed to Inaugurate "an original
modern style, " and announced himself as
the poot of tho Democraoy. He says: " Wo
must found our own imaginative llteraturo
and poetry, and nothing merely copied from
and followingZthe feudal world will do. I dis
miss without ceremony all the orthodox accou
trements, tropes, haberdashery ot words, feet
measures that form tbe entire stock in trade
of the rhyme talking heroes and heroines. My
metre is loose and free, tho lines are of irreg.
ular length, apparently lawless at first
perusal, but on closer aoquaintence yon will
find that thore is regularity, like tbe occur
ence, for example, of tbe lesser and larger
waves on the seashore, rolling in without
Intermission and fitfully raising and fall,
Prom 1862 to 1865 Walt Whitman was a
volunteer nurse in tho military camps of
Washington and Virginia. He tilled a govern
ment olorkship in Washington from 1865 to
1874, and whilo ho was a Department clerk he
lived in the attic chamber of an old-fashioned
house opposite the Treasury, where the
Corcoran Art Gallery now stands. He was
taken there when first stricken with paralysis
Since 1874' he has lived heroin the plain
little frame cottage on Mickle street, and for
years the children have been familiar with
the big armchair ot tbe poet and his pic.
turesquo, kindly face in its framework of
flowing whlto bair at the front window.
During the last year his absences nave been
numerous, itinera confining him to his bed
for long intervals; but now during the warm
days of the approaohing Summer he is seen
more regularly at bis familiar post.
War Veterans, .Read the SUNDAY
WORLD'S Story of Unclaimed Money tor
Where Thoy do.
The llev. Dr. Hlgbchurch James, do you
know where good little boys go when they
grow up 1
Small James Brownstone Yes, sir. ' They
get in the Four Hundred.
No Cause for Worrlmant.
Ho I wonder whether old Fitklns will bo
there this evening.
She You needn't toko any notice of him
if he 1. dear. Wo do-'t owe hiaa aythln
aow, do wot
LIKE A DESERTED VILLAGE.
TIB POLO GROUNDS IN THEIR BXAII 01
RUIN AND DB60LATI0N.
Tram p Adera tho Grand Rtnnd and Bleach,
lnc Boards and dents Occupy tho Daaes
-Storekeeper Talk of Clo.lna Their
Miops from Lack of Trade-Little Won
der that Harlem Complained.
Tho handsome Harlem turn-outs which
used to stand at tho One Hundred and Sixth
street station of the Third Avenue Elovated
Hallway, and convey the luxurious admiror
of baseball to the Polo Grounds for 10 coots,
havo been out of a job thus far this season.
As an Evening) Wobld reportor wandored
that way on a recent afternoon, a
venerable whito horso, which had onco
exercised daily botweon the station and tho
Polo Grounds, supported by the shafts of tho
hack, stood hitched to on ash.cart, without
oven tho passing compliment of a rcd-haircd
girl. He was a faded rclio of tbo hack lino.
No merry jingling of glasses catno from the
saloon which used to do business on tho
The only people in Ono Hundred and Sixth
street which was a groat thoroughfare whon
all roads led to tho Polo Grounds wero a
paralytic who was out for un aftornoon stroll
In an armchair on wheels, and a blind man
who was being piloted by a whimsical and
Tbe reporter walked through the onco busy
street, somewhat awed by its loneliness. Tho
crass was springing up through tho cracks in
Except for tho somewhat stony charactor of
tho cobblestone pavemont, tbe streot itself
might be usefully put to raising buckwheat.
Travel has little further use for it,
A genial saloon-keeper sat asleop in front of
a beer saloon on Fifth avenue, within a
stone's throw of the Polo Grounds. Tho
spiders woro weaving a web over his bottles.
The ants were p'aying baseball on the card
tables with crumbs of pumpernickel. Tho
slate over the oounter looked like a faded
I finnrA rjtrti
Thore were no ticket speculators in front
of the Polo Grounds. No clusters of specta
tors bung breathlessly to the telegraph poles,
interest in the game tiad spurred no one to
ascend where he might take the score, as it
were, from tbe wires. Nn keon-eyed urchin
was trying to look through the double-board
A baseball enthusiast, standing where tho
thoroughfare cut its way through tho
grounds from east to woBt, said :
" Bee what a rent theonvious Street Com
The fence had been torn down on the east
and west sides of tho grounds. The rest of
tho fence.the bleaching-boards and the grand
stand were left standing.
Tramps wore quietly asleep on the bleaching-boards
and Harlem goats were gambol
ling about tbe ball grounds.
There was a tin can on second base, and a
goat Btole the base. A goat was smiling in
the box where smiling Mtokey Welch used
to send the ball curving and hissing over the
home plate. Two or three goats were mean
dering about the fiold, and one of them was
Holding a tramp in far loft fiold.
Three tramps were "working the growler"
in the grand 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 BAld to the
reporter : " When tho New York Club played
on Uie ground It w&t a scene of healthful
spoft and popular enthusiasm for two or three
hours a day. Now it is a place of quarrelling,
profanity and vagabondage from morning till
nicht. Some people are afraid to go into tho
grounds after dork. The place has become a
Whore tbe ragged urchins wero playing ball
onoe played tbe great Ewing, the incompara
ble Roger Connor, tho subtle Kecfa, tho
learned Judge Ward, tho astute Counsellor
O'llourko, the great masters of basoball.
Wbero the tramps were snoring on the
bleaching-boards thousands of voices used to
cheer a three-base hit or welcome a home
Whore all was comparative silence and des.
olatiou ten thousand willing hands usod to be
ready to mob the umpire or do anything that
wan cheerful and useful.
Where 10,000 New Yorkers used to sit. hot
and happy, on the bleaching boards and en
joy life watching the Now Yorks win, were
then to be seen only tho empty boards,
sprinkled hore and there with a tomato can
and a tramp.
The abandonment of the Polo Grounds had
almost destroyed business from Ono Hun
dred and Sixth to One Hundred and Six.
teontb street and from Third to Eighth ave.
Saloon-keepers and shopkeepers, paying
high rents under leases mado when baseball
was "played in Harlem, found their business
almost destroyed. Somo wonld soon go out
of business and there would be empty stores
and falling rentB in Harlem.
The abandonment of the Polo Grounds
Injured mora real-estate owners than it helped
and it greatly injured hundreds of business
It established a congress of tramps in the
very neighborhood that it was expected to
bonefit. It was an incalculable injury to
baseball and to the popular enthusiasm for
athletic outdoor sports.
In short, it was a most mistaken act, di
rectly onposed to publio 'nterest, and the
imine'Kute prospeot that the grounds will
soon bo booming again should be sufficient
to fill every Harlem heart with joy.
Nellie Bly Visits the Famous Oneida
Community See the SUNDAY WORLD.
WONG CHIN F00 HITS BACK.
HE ABSAILB CIIEW.'AND DEFENDS HIS OWN
AND UIS FATHER'S NAME.
In regard to Wong Chin Foo, I desire to in
form the American publio that he is the son of
a Chinese pirate wbone head was cut off at Foo
Chow by order of the Imperial Court of China,
he having been caught while engaged in his
piratical excursions. Wong Chin Foo nas a war.
rant hanging over bis head at the present time
issued by the Chinese Court, and should he go
to China his head would be cut off.
The above is taken from an article in the
Philadelphia Timet, by S. E. Chow. In a letter
to Tns Wobld Wong says his assistant is a
" notorious Chlneae crack liar "and that S. E.
Chew is not bis real name at all. Chew's true
name, he alleges, la Ju Shi Juug, and when he
first came to New York he called himself Bow
Mun J op. under which namo ho was arrested for
blackmailing Mot t street gamblers.
Having thus disposed ofhls alleged traducr,
Wong goes on to say that his father was not it
pirate, but a Christian, and was not beheaded,
but died of old age at niuety-slx. This happened
at Ting Chow, in the province of Ban Tung.
2,4.00 miles from where Chew says he was be
headed. For the rest Wong; Chin Foo says he left
Columbia College inlROO at tho age of sixteen
and returned to China, where, until 1878, he
was linguist in .the Imperial Oustom-Houso at
Shanghai and Shun King. In 187The was dis
covered In a plot to overthrow the prosent Tar.
tar dynasty and came back to New York.
Men Whom You Can Hire to Murder
Read the SUNDAY WORLD.
Gentleman And what aro yon In for, my
good man ?
Convict HnFer takln' pictures, sir.
Mercy, I didn't know that photography
was a crime," " "
" It isn't sir but takin' He pictures Is."
Mme. CaraoV Delightful Regime at tht
fttl teat ttiftillTHiTif tthoiiia tfilffli8- -"""J-
' . I
AareeoMy Sarprtaad. 1
Yesterday was a day of mutual?!
BurpriBos. Our patrons wore do.SJ
lighted to find ub open, and availed 1
thoniBolves of tho bargains offorod 'I
in tho TEN-DOLLAR SALES. :'H
We woro ploaBod to find such an. im
proeiation of our sale, and to still "'I
moro oxtend its advantages wa !l
CONTINUE THE $10 -SALE II
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. ?J
This is a sacrifice salo of stupon- ill
dous moasuro, and economical M
dressers who delight in well-fitting, '111
stylish garments trill not miss boo II
ing thoBo bargains. t I
Men's garments aro shown ia fl
sack coats, cutaways and Prince
Alberts, in all tho stylish toxturos'. I
and a ten-dollar bill takes thV
choice. i I
Spring Overcoats, silk-faced, ia I
six fashionablo shades, aro offered;
also for Ten Dollars. ''SI
We stako our twenty years' ropa.j
tation on the reliability of this salojflH
and tho durability of tho clothinWvl
, Special features aro tho Boys'
two-pieco Suits at $1.98; Boyi'sl
three-piece Suits, $3.50, and Boys
Trousers, 25c, 50o. and 76o. -
A. H. KING & CO.,11
The Leading American Clothiers .SmH
627 and 629 Broadway. . mm
Special Attractions. 'II
Thin Cheviot & Cassimere Suits 11
at 44.75 tip. 11
Blue & Black Tricot dress Suitii
at 7.5o and $8.5o.il
Blue & fancy stripe Serge Suitsf
6.75 to 7.25.i
Jersey Suits, 44.80 to 5.35.11
Scotch Flannel Blazers 3.s5l
Flannel Waists and Blouses, K M
4i.5o, 41.70 42.45.ia
Straw Hats, 5o, 75, 95c to i35j
Tennis Caps, 5oc -;H
Derbys, 42.00 and 42.65
Percale Shirt Waists, 88a, 45&fl
Lord & TaylorM
Broadway. Store Jm
Two Travell era, 131
Farmer Harror "What yer got thatdruat I
th' dog for? ''mm
Splatters (the tramp) Oh, it Uw!efJ
'ncouragos the marohin'. All I hev t' Bay k1l
" You gits yer dinner soon, Roger," an; M IK
drums out " Sherman's March " JeftMa-t'm
as I heerod it in Georgy. " ''''lMl
Strange Religious Worship in tho t7aVlai
River-See the SUNDAY WORLD. Wfi
THE COMINQ NINE-DAT BAOJ. rfif,
Quenrero.Saya lie Will Have a Hs4 JRoratVf
bnt Bxpceta tolWIn. R
Go Guerrero and his trainer, ''Hasoff ft
Jack Smith, are home from Ban Franolaod.- 1Aff
"Greaser" got $1,801 as his share of the
receipts in the Pacific coast go-as-yon-plaiBal
two weeks ago, won by Jimmy Albert. . J M"t
'The next thing on my progranimabnotK j
Coney Island nine-day race, "said Guerrero.
" That's a new style of race, bnt I think li
win it. tnough George Cartwrlght UenteroSfft-J
it. and you know his strong point Is as a PJl
runner, lie holds nearly all the English caaaw m
plonthips for day races, and has anarrsaaejs,
lasting power to go with his speed. , . JS
"Then George Connor is a good,twolve-Bo,f t
a-dayman, and Pete llegelman on &;,"
best sprint runners in this country. These tares ,
will make mo run to win, but I think I can .of (,
I am pretty well trained now and thatwUl-aey
fit me for the International champions gef.'fO'S
please next Fall. Any way, I'm going to try Pf
win first money and the 1 0 8-hour johamptesjsjaw,
7Frank'M.'Blevln. who will .manage the .
day race at the Boa Beaob Palace, Coney fs
Is busy replying to applications foreBtraseo
UehasaOrsk at the )- OaxetU Jneei i
has aireaO? reoelved the 0.2B entranoe fee ,
a scui-e ot fleet-footed men of msHo "
Nellie Bly in the Oneida CommuMlty-3
Confidence of tho Pnblle. 1
Last Wednesday then war a f w liny In ttj ( J?
Utlnsthat irUaoii. 7(WBrowar.1b.twwlajJW'3f
IHhsU., whoUsal and ntall olotblno dalr, v-
do oat ala whole! atoek at oott at ntall. W aw 1
that mien a raliaal cono.ru dTrU4 flo tw"" m
to th publlo mora than an ordinary odrrtlJan m
aeEhupraTodtolMth uu. Er dsi j ;
crt Ml oommnod their lri oublwmo;iffl
bu crowded wIlhporoasMM. ,erarteu- j
Us eom ela it aood. at exttaoralnarU low ,"JL ",
AmorKth man? treat Darrein, the? , ar tf?:,Tal
call eptelal attention to in. o''olo"'.'0ICr
Sntllyr Ualmr bolt, latest deoUn, perfoft '"'.
7.70 In check and trips, wr Tndojr Ya
prlo016."Mn'a HneVrinoh 0Uarj WtiS
in twatrdiara shade. In ehmk and nfU!aX.
stjllsh. eotd beior lorTilQl a'traT al 3J
Bait. fcll.lD. ldbforaTorijaJ2a
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