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SB EVEKIKO TpiES, WASHINGTON,: MONDAY, OCTOBER ,24899.
All Honor to Dewey!
He is as great and broad minded as the country he represents. New York gave him
a great reception Friday and Saturday, but Washington will give him heartier welcome
and do him greater honor
"We will inaugurate on
BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING- WE WILL MAKE TO YOUR MEASURE A BLACK
100 CHOICE SUITINGS, PLAIN AND FANCY.
15 QUALITIES. MADE TO MEASURE
THE STANDARD TAILORS,
Qor. 11th and F Sis. 337 Pa. Avenue.
' $ "
A FAKOUS CAHD SHAR? DEAD.
The Pas.ins: of I.ou Hoaclc AVlio
Swindled the Prince, of Wales.
COLUMBUS. Ohio, Oct. 2. When Lou
Houck. the noted card sharp, dropped dead
in Durango, N. M., a few days ago, there
passed from the earth one. of the smooth
est crooks in the country. He originated
three-card xnonte and the shell game, and
was known as the man who had swindled
the Prince of Wales at cards.
While years have passed since Houck
was in this city, his wife has been living
quietly in one of the mat fashionable
parts of Columbus, and on Friday received
a telegram that gave the news of her hus
band's death. She started at once to New
Mexico to claim the body and accompany
it to Connersville, Ind., where it "will be
houck's life story reads like a novel.
He was born in the little Ohio city of San
dusky nearly fifty years ago and bpent
most of his boyhood days there. At an
early age he learned the fascinating art of
gambling, and found that he had the abil
ity to manipulate the pasteboards to suit
himself. He became a professional gam
bler, and was well known all over the
country not only as a man of exceptional
ability in his profession, but also as a man
who so thoroughly understood the art of
deception that he was able to fleece the
same victim several times over.
His only term of imprisonment was in
1883 when he was caught in Texas by De
tective John T. Norris. Houck had fleeced
g. traveling man named Paul Lohnian on a
Hocking Valley train near Delaare. In lhe
quarrel which followed Houck dre a re
volver. The gun was discharged and Lon
man was killed. Houck fled the country,
but was located in Los Angeles, Cal. Mor
ris, who was a detective for the Hocking
Valley Company, was placed on his trail,
and he had followed Houck as far West as
Deming, viherc some of Houck't confed
erates wens laying for the detective.
Norris is an expert telegraph operator.
While iu the telegraph office at Deming
he learned that one of these confederates
had sent a telegram to Houck. There was
no doubt it was a message o warning.
Morris used his knowledge of telegraphy
to good advantage. He aaloaished the op
erator by placing a silver dollar between
his teeth and telegraphing. This put them
on good terms at once. Xorrifc saw the
message hinging on the wall but could
not read it. He gained permission to en
ter the office to talk to a "brother" opera
tor. There was a mirror on the wall, so
that ho could watch every movement of
the operator. When he was not lookine
Morris secured the message which read:
"Doc Davis," this was Houck" alia'
"Los Angeles. Look out for Ohio."
Morris changed the address to Las .
gas and in consequence Houck iiver cot
the mess-age. Morris, having thiough tins
telegram definitely located Houck, at once
telegraphed the police to arrest him. This
was done, and then began the celebrated
chase across the continent. At Oakland,
Cal., quite a crowd gatnered around the
car in which Morris was bringing Houck
as a prisoner back to Ohio. Morris made
them an address and told them that if they
made an attempt to rescue Houck he would
Kill the prisoner instantly, as he would
hardly dare to return to Ohio without him.
The gang weakened and Morris got away
all right. At Ogden, Utah, Houck's friends
in force boarded the train, presumably to
rescue Houck. Morris gave out the word
that he was going down to Salt Lake City
for a day. The car as started In the
light direction, but as soon as it was out
side the city limits it was uncoupled and
taken on Ea6t, while the gang, unconscious
of the trick that had been played, rode
on to Salt Lake City-
At Cheyenne, Houck's friends walked in
on the sheriff and had everything fixed,
court and all, to get legal possession of
Houck. Two men were to swear that the
prisoner was not Houck and he was to be
released. Morris received the tip in ad
vance, and several miles outside of Chey
enne a special engine met him, and took
his car at cannouball speed through Chey
enne ahead of the regular train. Houck
was finally landed in the Ohio peniten
tiary to serve sixteen years.
He was pardoned from the peniten
tiary after serving seven years. After his
release he disappeared from the country,
and was not heard from for several years,
when he returned and announced to his
friends that he had been viewing the
Bights abroad. He showed credentials
from three aristocratic clubs in thre?
leading European cities, entitling him to
all the privileges of a member.
During his residence abroad he had
beaten the Prince of Wales at baccarat;
he had skinned royal dukes out of their
pocket money in ways peculiarly his own;
he had relieved more members of the Eng
lish smith-racy of wealth than any high
way robber since the days of Turpin. And
at all limes he moved in the best of so
civfv. He produced papers to show that
vhil he w.i-. in London he was feted and
dined by some of the best people of Eng
land. A fo weeks ago he left for Mexico,
where te was to remain during the win
ter, ostensibly as an agent for an Ameri
can manufacturer. He got as far as Du
Tkf KM YNHiYBAiwajfs Bought
these two days of good will and rejoicing the greatest
Event of the Season.
ROUGH ENGLISH CHEVIOT SUIT,
This Suit cannot be duplicated in the city for Ics than $25.00. It is de
cidcdlv the best offer of the merchant tailoring season.
ANOTHER .SPJSCIAL IS A BLACK ENGLISH
CHEVIOT COA3J,AfNP VEST, SILK LINED
You will pay more for the rrady-nudc article than we are asking you for
these beautifully tailored Garments.
4 to $S. Top Coats from 12.50
rango, and while walking along the street
he was seized with an at.ack of heart
feailure. Death came to him before medi
cal assistance could be summoned.
A GBEAT DEPAE.TMENT STORE
Ilecht & Co.'k Pull Opening: SurpnHcj4
All I'nst Efforts.
The fifty departments in the immense
building occupied by Hccht & Co. never
presented a more Inviting appearance than
they did this morning when they were
thrown open for the inspection of a criti
cal public The firm had been to great ex
pense in preparing for this fall opening
because of the ambition always exhibited
by them to be as fcr In the lead of the mer
cantile procession as money, exquisite
taste, energy and a thorough knowledge of
the wants of the public permit. Their
motto is "Follow me," and not "I'll follow
The great department store has 300 em
ployes on the payroll, and It Is not to be
wondered at that with such an army to call
on, the store Is beautifully decorated.
The prevailing color of the decorations Is
gold, the bright hue being softened
strings of evergreen. A most beautiful ef
fect Is produced by this decoration in the
millinery department wh':h abounds in
mirrors with massive frames and cases of
glass and hard finished wood.
In this department may be found the
most exquisite designs in imported and
domestic hats. These gems caught the ad
miration of the throngs of ladies the in
stant the department was entered. The
stjles are nearly all strikingly Fiench,
many having been brought direct from the
best millinery houses in Paris, and thou
sands having been copitd in this country
from these models. Of course, the copies,
although equally bewitching, sell for a
much lower price than ths ongina s, and
at this store there is no attempt at de
ception. The imported hats are classified
and placed in beautiful cases by them
selves, and the domestic hats occupy other
but nearby quarters. It would be vain to
attempt to describe the artistic manner in
which whole mink skins, Persian wools,
delightful Birds of Paradise and other and
more brilliantly plumaged birds are blend
ed together in a harmony of co or and
taste to complete these Parisian gems in
ladies' hats. They must be seen to be ap
preciated, and the large corps of sales
ladles in attendance are so delighted with
liie exhibits that they take genuine pleas--ie
in showing them.
The cloak department this fall Is worthy
the firm, and in It may be refund all pat
terns of golf capes, designs of the new
Mewmarket. and other cloaks.
In the dress department an elaborate
stock is on exhlh'tlon, which, among other,
things, Includes tailor-made habit-back
suits and tunic suits.
Mearby Is th ir department, for which
a special effort i selection has been made
by the firm. Set-. iiiink. and electric coats,
capes, boas, and wraps, besides oher furs,
may be found here in abundance.
Hecht & Co. this fall have also provided
an extensive variety of separate skirts in
silk, cloth, and plaids, etc. and silk
waists for evening wear. A large line of
black and taffetas is also carried.
The juvenile department has a r.peclal
line of suits that are exceedingly attract
ive. Thev are of the novelty style and
have silk "vests. The infants' department
contains an enormous stock of all that can
positively be required for an infant, and
the goods are suitable for all pocketbooks.
At the entrance to this department a
prottv feature is a sleeping wax child on
a downy brass bedstead. The effect is
The upholstery department is replete
with desirable aricles. a feature being a
displav of elegant parlor and piano lamps,
lighted for effect by electricity.
The men's clothing department shows an
enlarged stock of the latest designs In fall
and winter wear. Here may be purchased,
readv made suits ranging from the cheap
est "grade to elegant full dress apparel.
Connected with this department ia one in
which clothing is made to order. The
muslin and underwear display Is very large
and absolutely complete, and so, too. Is
the exhibition of wrappers.
A special feature that has been introduc
ed by Hccht & Co. is the music depart
ment. Piano and all kinds of music may
be obtained here, and in purchasing music
a customer may have it played by a pian
ist engaged solely for this purpose.
Hecht & Co. have been established in
this city a little less than four years, and
they say that their extraordinary success
has" been due entirely to the quality of
their goods and the easy credit system
offered by them which may be availed of
by all customers.
"Will t.ny Oat Oyster lied.
MILLVTLLE, N. J., Oct. 2. Assistant
Engineer E. D. Thompson, of the War De
partment, with several Philadelphia en
gineers and the State Oyster Commission,
will go in the Delaware Bay and Maurice
River cove today to look over 2,000 oyster
ground claims. They will endeavor to .plan
the grounds In a square so as to cause no
trouble among the oystermen.
SCOTSMAN SURVIVORS TALK.
MnrylnmlerH Tell f the Horrible
SufTerliiKTs on the "Wrecked Iloal.
MEW YORK, Oct. 2. Three passengers
from the Dominion Line steamer Scotsman,
which went ashore in Belle Isle Straits,
coast of Mewfoundland, arrived in this city
today. According to them the ill-treatment
of the passengers by the crew and the suf
fering from privation were fully as bad as
reported, and not half of the story has yet
They say It is likely that some died on
the Island who did not get a chance to corns
away when the steamer Montfort stopped
to take off the surviving passengers.
The persons who reached Mew York are
V. F. Smith and his sister, Mi3s Edna
Smith, of Hagerstown, lid., and Duncan
Sinclair, manager of the Coalbrookedale
Company, of Shropshire. England. Thev
are at the St. Denis Hotel, with only such
baggage as they had purchased in Quebec.
While the captain and his assistants were
working like Trojans, the passengers sav,
many of the crew broke into the state
rooms and filled their pockets with what
ever valuables they could find.
"On getting ashore." sold Mr. Sinrlnir
Mr. Smith concurring, "we needed hlnn.
kets to keep us from dying of cold, but we
found that the crew had got hold of most
of these and they declined to give them up
I saw one of the crew take a blanket awnv
from a woman with a little child. The pas
sengers got hut little food, while the crew
literally gorged themselves. All that night
while the passengers were trying to sleep
on the rocks, some of them without a single
blanket, actually dying of privation, the
crew made merry with drink and cigars.
"Women cried for food and nearly
starved, while they saw the crew helping
themselves. There was plenty of food to
go around if It had been properly doled out.
The captain, while anxious to treat pas
ssngers well, was powerless. The crew
ran riot and we were all at their mercy
We could not realize there were such beasts
in human form.
"On Saturday Mr. Smith and I started
out with a party of twelve for the light
house, sixteen or eighteen miles through
the mossy, boggy ground. One old woman
tank down with exhaustion, and Mr. Smith
remained with her all night. Others of the
party went on and arrived at the lighthouse
about midnight, after a twelve-hour tramp
"The lighthouse keeper sent up 150 rock
ets before the Eteamer Montfort, after five
weary days, finally stopped and took 250 of
JAMES HARLAN" DYING.
i ne i.aMi survivor of I,iiicoli:n Cabi
net IloiioleHHly 111.
MOUMT PLEASANT, Iowa, Oct. 2
rorraer senator James Harlan, the pole
survivor of Lincoln's Cabinet, is lying at
the point of death at his home In this
place. He is suffering from asthma and
kidney troubles, and his death is looked
for at any time. His daughter. Mrs. Rob
ert T. Lincoln, who is' in Monmouth Beach,
-N. j.. nas Been summoned to his bvls!de.
Mr. Harlan Is the last of the old school
politicians of Iowa, and was the idol of
the Republican party for a long time. He
has several times of late, however, been
an unsuccessful candidate for Senator and
Development In V.'est Virginia.
WHEELING, W. Va., Oct. 2. The devel
opment of Barbour county Is typical of
that going on all over the State. Within
a few weeks $200,000 has been devoted to
the purchase of coal lands In Barbour,,
contracts have been let for the erection of
over 100 new houses at Heatherly, branch
railroads are projected, and new enter
prises of various sorts are under way. The
same good news of enterprise and activity
comes from other portions of the State,
notably Logan county, where the timber
boom is unprecedented.
MnrrluKe Licciitiex Issued.
Marriag2 licenses were Issued today to
Leary E. Floyd and Nora Higglnbottom,
both of Nelson county, Va,; James Tenny
son and Annie Howard, Nathaniel Wells
and Kittle Fuller, Joslah Langley and Sa
rah F. Waugh, Thomas M. Boucher and
Mary M. Hoy, John W. Musson and
Blanche L. Clagetl, Benjamin Richardson
and Fannie A. Burrell, Garfield, D. C;
Herbert H. Henley, Richmond, Va,, and
Nettie B. Ogg, Staunton, Va.; Joseph H.
Robinson and Laura M. Blunt, both of
Baltimore: William Hunt and Carrie Bay
lor, Joseph Miles and Anna Chase, Stan
hope Llbby, Henrico county, Va., and Ma
belle C. Robinson, Lancaster county, Va.;
Robert M. Ryce and Maggie M. Burroughs,
William D. Morse, Minneapolis, Minn., and
Grace E. Taylor, William H. Crook and
Clara Robey Priddy, Rudolph Forster and
Emma Maria Gaisberg, Richard WT. Walter
and Olivia V. Durnell, Thomas Henry Wil
liams and Margaret Ellis.
Ordained a. Minister.
G. Freeland Peter was ordained to the
ministry in the Episcopal Church yester
day, the ceremony taking place in St.
Mark's Pro-Cathedral, Bishop Satterlee of
ficiating. Rev. Mr. Peter has for some
time been a lay reader In Christ's Church,
under the tutelage of Rev. A. R. "Stuart,
COAL AND IRON FALLS OFf
A Heavy Decline in the Opening
Wall Street Deals.
The Market Influenced by Depres
mIoiim in London Owing, to the Ap
proucliine CrlRlK in the South Af
rlenn Sittintion Grnnccm Receive
Kuir Support Not Much Animation.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2. The'stock market
opened at material declines from the clos
ing figures of Thursday, But8 Without any
appearance of undue extltenfent in the
trading. The market derfved Its initial
tone altogether from London wjhere prices
were sharply depressed by reason of the
crisis reached In the South African situ
ation. Consols showed aP'decIlne of over
1 point from Thursday's "figures, and the
losses in that quarter also extended to
fully 1 point and over.
The dealings in the local.-market at the
opening of business was- not very ani
mated, but a fair distribution' of interest
was apparent. The mo3t.iuronounce:l
break wa3 In Tennessee Coal and Iron, In
which the first transaction was made 7
points below the final sale' on Thursday,
but the stock almost immediately recov
ered 5 points of this loss.. A fair degree
of support was evident in St.. Paul, and in
the other granger thares, and, Indeed, af
ter the openfng session the whole market
nowed a. tendency to recover.
Attention seemed to be almost who.lv
taken up with the warlike situation
abroad, and aside from that there were no
developments oyer the holidays of any
particular account bearing upon the stock
New Ttorlc ?iock Market.
Corrected dally by W. B. HIbbs & Co..
memDers or tue
1419 F Street.
New York Exchange,
OpeD. Hljrb. Low.
American Cotton Oil.... 43
a. S. Who 50
A. P. Wire tifd sr.-a
American Mi sri r. Un
American I'obitcco 118
Atchison pfd Klvi
Baltimore A- Ohio W)i
Iiruuulyn Rapid Transit fl3"'
Central Pacific...'.. -JIU
Chc&apeuKu A: Ohio Sh
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Eex-div., 2 1-2 per cent.
The situation in the Transvaal was tem
porarily the ruling factor in the stock mar
ket this morning, Indications were very
strong from the opening of the market that
hostilities would begin at any moment and
almost certainly before the end of the day.
It could not be expected that prices uould
advance under these circumstances, especi
ally when the other ma'tero Influencing
the market'werc none of them'fti any better
shape apparently than they'.'v, ere'last week.
The opening was at material declines all
over the list, but especially in the Inter
nationally listed stocks lUe St. Paul, the
Pacifies and Louisville andr Xashville, In
which there has been declines on Friday
and Saturday of last week,' while the New
York market was closed. The first hour
or two of the day showed a continuance of
the weakness of the list and there was not
much promise that there would be a rally
during the day. For the nionien' and tem
porarily people that insist on speculating
on small margins would much better take
the short side ot the Internationally lists'
securities in particular. The outlook Is not
by any means a dismal one. The outbreak
of war will probably be followed by a quick
decline in prices and It is I quite probable
that the now prices reached i on this tumble
will bo the bottom level for the decline.
The war has been discounted heavily and
the bears will undoubtedly commence to
cover as soon as hoatllitiea begin.
Aside from the foreign situation, it can
not be said that the conditions are dis
couraging in any way except perhaps to
people who have been speculating on n-ir-row
margins. The banks are likely to call
in more loans this week to better., their re
serve, and it seems probable that during
the early part of the week at least money
Is likely to remain tight. Later, however,
the favorable items In the outlook will be
gin to exert themselves. The October In
terest and dividend disbursementr cue im
mense, the flow of gold from Ki'rope hns
begun and will continue without doubt
If thia country needs the gold, the ship
ments of money to the interior are over,
generally speaking, and finally it cannot
be doubted that the visitors to New York
last week and this will have spent laige
sums of money that will go toward helping
the New York banks. So much for the
money situation, which Is by far the most
important general Influence on the stock
market from the bear point of view. It is
of course needless to state that the gen
eral prosperity of the country is growing
continually, and that It is now greater
than ever before In many directions. The
volume of business as proven directly and
absolutely by the Increase of exports and
Imports, by the clearing house figures, and
by railway and Industrial earnings, has
increased Immensely, and prices in every
direction are higher.
Tho grangers were among the veak3t
of the standard railway Issues this morn
ing, largely on account of the fact that
they are oealt In on the London exchange,
and have been hammered during the past
threo days there. St. Paul openod "ox"
2 1-2 per cent, and early in the day went
even lower than the dividend deduction
railed for. Before noon It was selling at
j2 1-2. Atchison preferred sold below C2,
j and the others of the list were off In pro-
portion. Thore was some good buying at
these prices. It musrt not be forgotten tha
for every seller of stock at these prices
there is alco a buyer, and there are few
who will doubt that the Investment pur
chasers at this levol are the one3 that will
profit by the transaction. The sellers are
the belated lougs, who bought with insuffi
cent margins during the past weeks and
Louisville went as low as 7G and a frac
tion, which is the lowest price in recent
weeks, or since the big advance of the
stock to above 80. Louisville has"he'd up
stubbornly while the remainder' of tho
market has been tumbling, and lit eems
probable that important holders may be
letting go stock now which may. mean a
decided tumblo in price. ,if ,) ,
Tennessee Coal and Iron -opened off 0
full points at the first quotation and went
to 109 in the first few minutes of the day.
It rallied 3 or 4 points then but seemed
not particularly strong. If tho market is
to be weak this week It Is not Inhe least
Impossible that this manipulated stock
may have a bad tumble. The. record of the
entire stock market for tie i$st nine
months of the calendar yearsushows Tenn
essee Coal and Iron to be Iti. the lead in
its" advance, something like SO' pdlnts, and
Right from the oven as fresh as to
day's bread and just as wholesome.
Daintily served in a dainty package
the like of which you never saw
before. Dust proof, moisture proof,
odor proof. A lunch done up in
tempting style for just
Ask the Grocer.
despite all that can be said, and justly, of
the fine prospects of this company it can
not be doubted that a large part of this
advance has been the result of manipula
tion. Manifestly if the manipulators, any
of them, should at any time desire to re
alize proHt8 there would be a fine chance
for a tumble in the stock.
The gross earnings of fifty-three rail
ways for the third week of September show
gains In every case with four exceptions.
Tho total increase In earnings for the pe
riod was, $1,051,407, or 15.7 psr cent.
The gross earnings, of the Northern Pa
cific for the third week of September show
an increase of $16,300. The increase in
gross from July 1, was ?S42,CD2.
' Wn.tlilttKton "Sii-eU nxelinnste.
Sales U. S. 3s. coupon: $2,C0010S 1-S;
"West End National Bank: 2?illC3-4;
Washington Loan and Trust: 5(5165; Ar
lington Fire Insurance: 20161; Chesapeake
and Pctomac Telephone: 2Jff.7G 1-2, 20ffi
7G; Mergenthaler Linotype: l(tT20S, 58
2071-2, 100207 5-8. Notice The Exchange
will adjourn Tuesday, October 3, 1S90.
UF-rslKH O J 110,'
US4'sl'07 QJ llli'
rarsit laa vwi
DlSTItlCT OF COLUMBIA UOXD3.
h'sIWi "Si-scar fundln?" gold... 107
T'slGOl "Water .stock" currency. i07
".'oK-tti "Water stock" currency
Funding currency 3.tS.Vs lie?;
AiislOsU.1 'c Potomac .Vs
MetllHo's K5 1-T
.MetRRCcrt Indebtedness A... 116
Merit 11 Cert Indebtedness li... 110
Columbia KKirs, 101-1 JiOX
Columbia 11 It 2d inort 5's '....'lis
Citi ic Suburban H H
Wash Gas Co, ser A. 6's. IPa'-'iJT.. n
Wash Gas Co. ter ll.ii'j, lWI-1-).. 11
L" S EIoc Light Beb Imp. 1J-J7.... 110,'.'
I M'lec UL'lit, Cert liidcbt U3?4
Chesi- Pot Tel. l&o-KUl
Am .-ec'y : Trust 6'&. 1X6 10J
Wash MurKet Co litt-V, 1M-1D11.
ST.OU) retired amiuallv mf
Wasll .Market Co, Imp o"s, 1312-'-'; 11
Wash .Market Co, e.t 0"S. lOli-M H8,V
Masonic Hall Ass'n Vs C 1'Mi 108
Amer Graphophone Uebi's. itw
Anucottui A: Potomac 5"s Iu"
NATIONAL. BANK STOCKS
Bank of Washington ""GO
Farmers A: Mechanics' 210
Second - l.iti
West End. 110
SAKi: DEPOSIT AND TRUST COMPANIES.
National Safo Deposit & Trust.. 123
Waati Loan 4c Trust JiK'V
Amer security & Trust 1!.'7
WaihSaio Deposit to
TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Heal Estate Title 85
Columbia Title 5
U ashington Title
District Title , 2
Capita' Traction 13,Y
City i. Suburban 3a
ituorgotown Jc TeuiuiUytown 15
GAS AND ELECTRIC LICHT STOCKS.
Washington Gas t
L t hiL-ctnc Light 13.)
Chosapoake & Potomac 75"s
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A French Crnlser Off Hampton.
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. . A French
cruiser passed 'In Cape Henry at 7:30
o'clock this morning, bound for Newport
News. Her signals could not be made out
by the observers, and until she arrives It
cannot bo learned what the ship is or what
she comes for; but it is conjectured that
she is in need of repairs or coal. It has
been moro than live years since a foreign
warship came into Hampton Roads.
Iynclied for Barn Burning:.
WINTON, N. C, Oct. 2. Masked men
broke Into the jail here last night and
lynched Robert Vaughan, colored, for barn
burning. Vatighan was committed several
weeks ago by a justice of the peace on cir
cumstantial evidence. The act is greatly
deplored. Vaughan was hanged and shot.
T01OIY ATKINS' PABENTS.
ComnicntK of the 1'enxunts Upon the
Service oT Their Soldier Sons.
(From the Spectator.), , .
The soldier sons are a continual source
of pride and comfort, "We nlver has to lay
awake nights thinkin' o' they, 'ceptlng
when they're flghtin'. Now, ther's Fred,
him that works at home, L dwun't niver
knaw what time o' night 'e'll come home.
'E's ter'bld fond o' drink, an' when araan's
llko that, 'e med be up to any mishtiff. I
dwun't ha no rest till I years 'un open
the door an come up to bed; wi' they in
the army 'tis different. I knaws they has
food to yet, clo'es to wear, an a bed til
sleep In; they're boun' to be in, barracks' by
sich a time, an' as I dwun't knaw what
they're doln', I can't fret about um 'tis
a sad pity as Fied didn't take arter his
brothers." Of war itself the parents have
the most hazy and confused notions. Here
is the account of a tkirmith in the late
frontier campaign based on a letter from
one who took part in the action: "They i
went out to fight, did our folks, one !
raarnin', an' the enemies was all In front
of 'um. Then they gets a-shootin', the one
side at t'other side, an' the major colonel,
or whativer 'e calls hisoelf, wur 'ounded
our major colonel I manes, fur they black
'uns dwun't ha' sich thincs. I reckon: an'
' tJie men kad to car'n away, so arter that
' a"coore no natl to Klve out figatln', an'
through his 'elraa an' another betwixt the
spine o' his back an' the pack as 'e ear's
on't, but a wurn't hurled nothink.
Rquaily ignorant are thej, as a rule, of
the cause of the war. "Some o they nig
gers killed some o' our folks, so I've
a'jeard h'wever, an' we be gwice to kill
some o' they to punish 'um." Or: "The
girt peoples, kings an' sich, gets
a-rjuar'lin', an' 'cause they can't agree,
they sets the poor so'jers to fight it out.
What I sez is them as mekrs the quar'l
did ought to be'r the blunt on't, not put it
on them as had to nought to doin' wi't.
If these year high folk had to march all
day, wi' p'raps on'y a bit o bread to yet.
to goo a'shootin an' a-killln', wi mebbe
a bullet or a baggonette inside 'um a-foor
'twur done, they'd think twice about gwino
to war, I'll waru't."
The peasants are ready enough to take
up arms for what they consider an ade
quate cause. They kindled to a white heat
of Indignation over the Emperor WH.ia-n's
historic telegram to Mr. Krugcr. So nigh
did feeling run that German songs were
rigorously tabooed at all the village enter
tainments, and triumph of principle over
mere pleasure! a German band was com
pelled to beat an unprofitable and Inhar
monious retreat. "We'vu nothen agia
their mooslc, that be good anuff, but we
vun't ha' nothen to doln" wi" they Ger
mans" print, alas! cannot repzoluce the
accent of scorn "so belli' as they are.
they'd best take theirselves som'ers el3e."
Ills Teutonic Majesty was universally
reprobated, more particularly by the
mothers o tho community. "To think o"
him dareln to do sich a thing: l wunners
as 'e wurn't frowtened o' what his gran"
mother 'ud say to 'un; arra one 'ud
a-thought as 'e'd a-showed her moor ree
spect, she an old lady and the Queen!
But," at this point the speaker's voice
waxd confident- "She gin '1m suramat.
you may depend upon't; she let him know
her ralndt; she's not one to stan' no non
sense from a young chap like him. Did 'ee
see the letter as she. wrote 'uc; 'twar In
the paper?" The epistle here a'luded to
may possibly be that which appeared in
"Punch," and was copied Into the locs.1
journal. "Ah. she just about let 'un have
It; 'e didn't fancy hlsself quite as much
arter readln' that, I'll war'nt!" One and
all in the village were eager to fight; one
and all were absolutely secure of victory,
expending much compassion on "to'ther
side as didn't ought to ha' actel sa si ly."
One patriot, in the excess of his zeal, was
for smashing the Boers with the Flying
Squadron, by which arrangement more
force could be brought to bear upon the
Germans and their destruction made more
complete. On its being pointed out to him
"that, unhappily for the success ot this
otherwise admirably conceived plan, the
Transvaal possessed no seaboard, his coun
tenance fell and he pondered for some min
utes. Then brightening: "But I've a
j card as them girt guns in our ships can
hit arra thing a wunnerful way aft"; mebbe
they'd kill sonic o' 'um Boers fellers arter
all, an' if so ba as 'um didn't, why, isn't
ther' a bit o' Germany anywheres about as
they could get at?"
The Soudan campaign was followed with
interest, and some of the more intelligent
among tho villagers could tell you that the
"commiser. t irrangements were. 'riot all
they shouhl have been, and that theJ"'hig
nition o' the powder wa3 orful' bad."' But
It Is exceedingly doubtful whether they
knew of what they were talking: Tauif, find
ing is an occupation peculiarly restful to
the British mind bucolic or .othcrvi'ss
and long words exercise much fascination
over those who do not quite understand
their meaning. The Fashoda affair created
no oxcitemeut except among such ardent
spirits aa. In deferenco to maternal entreat
ies, had elected to enter the volunteer
force lustead of the line. -These were over
Joyed at the prospect of a conflict with
France, and hoped that now at last they
would have a chance of striking a blow
and showing what they could do "in the
"so'Jerin' business." The rest of the peo
ple were apathetic: what was Fashoda to
them? The murder of a handful of British,
or oven of one, an insult to the Queen, were
worthier causes of strife in their eyes than
the acquisition of "a bit of land over ther",
sotn'cra in furrin' parts, as 'udn't be a mos
sel o' good to we."
Besides the lovo and loyalty which move
the people gladly to give their sons to up
hold their sovereign's honor, they feel that
she has a right to demand service of her
soldiers. Does she not pay them all out
fof her own purse? "Taint to be wunnr'd
at as she meks we pay fur our dog3 wnn
she has to kip all they; dear, dear, what
a sight o' money it must cost her, to he
sure, to feed sich a number, an, dress 'um
in them flno do'es!" "I've on'y one son."
said a village mother to the writer, "an'
at one time 'e thought about goln' In the
army: 'e nlver went, an' I am glad on't,
seeln as 'e's my on'y one,i."but I 'udn't
a stopped him. by sa much as a word, fur
'tis a noble thing to fight for the Queen."
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and Douglass Day, two thirteen-year-old
lads from Newark. N. J., reached Altoona
yesterday after a futile attempt to see the
Dewey celebration. The boys got on a
freight train at Newark to ride to Jersey
City. Unfortunately they fell in with a
tramp, who threatened to kill them with
a revolver if they did not accompany him
Westward and beg his food. He guarde'd
the lads as far West as Johnstown, where
they managed to escape from their kid
naper, inscriptions of the tramp have
been telegraphed Westward.
Allottee! Murderer Goen to Rrriuany.
CHICAGO, III., Oct. 2. Two detectives
left hero yesterday for Germany, taking
with them Bartholomae Kost. the Austrian"
who is accused of the murder of his fiance,
Mary Vodicka. at Bremen. Germany, that
he might return to Vienna. Austria, to
marry his present wife. Anna Schimera.
The latter did not go. .
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