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MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL... SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1886.
THE STREET lEKCHUTS.
K0TELT1ES WHICH III TE MADE
The Fifteen Puzzle and the Chestnut
tioiig Dealers la All Kinds
New York Star: S x or seven years
ag6 9 Frenchman made fortune out
of a very simple contrivance. It can
scarcely be dignified by such name
as that even. It was an idea simply.
Yet be managed to patent it and every
one of the liitld articles be re the word
"Depoie." This wai not the maker a
name. It seems necessary to say this,
becaute to mmy people believa the
word, which meats "Entered at Sta
tioners' Hall," or "Patent applied for,''
or"Entired with tte Librarian of
t ongrets," to be the name of a French
firm of vast enterprise, which teeing
to manufacture everything, 'they
called the article a ' rick-crack," and
it was simply a ribbon cf tempered
iron, haif an inch in breadth aad
threi inches loo?, which, whea bent,
emitted a c ick-incky equeak. R ch
and poor alike purchased this ab
suid plaything, and the Monsieur
Cuese, who patented it, is said to
have mate over 1,OCO,(X)0 francs out
of t. Wneiber he afterward manu
factured eometbiug the general public
did net think ridiculous eLOagh to be
funny, and so lost hi million, the e
is no evidence. Somehow a man's
winnings alwajs make mere noise in
the world than fch losings. Ptrhsps
became the latter are everyday oicui
rence?. lhey are in the novelty buti
neis, at any late.
HuWiVtr, the popularity of this
crick-ciack gave to a yoong American
jaurnJist who wss then over in Paris
an idea, which he prouoly ca-r.ed
home with him. Over a little dinner
with a ffaW friends nt Martinelii's be
unfolded it. He instance! the man
who hi;d made his fouune in Francs,
end then taid: "My idea is this:
These novelties selling on the
Sfetti in al cutttiis are charg
ing every day, na the mau
who catches the market fiiet makes a
gcodthiogof it every time. Now, I
proposB to form a company ol three
one to remain fcera, one to go to Mel
bourne, in Austra U, and I will take
cara of Paris aid London. When one
picis up an thing likely tt have a
rapid sale he shall at onca cable par
ticular to the other two members,
and also make a shipment tbat will
hold the market until the article can
Trr'e did eeem a feasible scheme, and.
the International Nove.ty Company
was at once formed. In a year the
New York member was junior ratner
in a law firm, the one who went to
Paris was wii iog letters on Irish af
fairs to Western paperp, and the one
who went to the Antipodes was tend
ing sheep on a big raocb. Strange to
say the firm went "busted" on one of
tte biggett nieces es in their line of
later day?. This wns the fifteen puz
zle. Neither lhe English ror the
French could see anything in it. The
ttreet hawkers could not be got ti
bardie it, and although in London
it was oflercd for a penny there were
no buyers, and the joucg firm had an
immeoee ctock on hand, which they
left With the warehouses in lieu of
rent. Tbeir French crick-crack was
beai d on Broadway for a day only, and
tiuir jumping kangaroo said to some
extent in England, but here scarcely
"Well, that fifteen pczzle wasn't
much any way," said a laigs dealer on
Anne street tte other day. "I bad
ten prcsj cn a corsinmect, and did
not sell ten dozsn in a fortnight. Then
' cne Sunday the Herald came ou'. with
two columns about the etupid thirg,
and on the Monday !o!lowing I cleared
out lhe whole of my stock. Then for
a whole month we were selling thsm
as fa?t rs we could. No, nobody made
a fortune out of it. For a t me we
sold nothing eUe scarcely, Hi the
tbing evered itself np in that way.
"Anything since? Well, there was
the waltzing top, that had a gocd run
for a sbcrt time. Then came the
Waierbury watch, wh ch wai very
good as a ten cent toy. Next week we
shall have a hunting cf se watch, with
guard) and charms and all complete,
eiem winder, goes as long as you wind
it. They Will sell at from fifteen to
twenty-live cents and cos', f om
$7 60 to $15 per grcss. Tr en
there's tbe kicking mustang
and what! Tcyj for grown up peo
ple? Yes, of course, but the only
thing since the fif een puzzle of that
sort is the chestnut gong. , That's
another thing tbe newspapers have
made fcr us. Tb puzzle was manu
factured down East, but where it
rame from I haven't the eligbtest idea.
These chestnut genjs are nude in
Philadelphia, end there is a factory of
400 or 500 hards getting them out as
fast's they can. I think they are
making them f.t Springfield as well.
How many ate sold ? Millions Why,
I sell fifty gross a da", at 75 cents a
"It must be nuking a fortune for
"I don t know; I don't think man
fortunes are mide in tbe bueines?.
You see a man is liable to get himself
overstccked, and when tbe ptabl'C
whim for such a tbing has paswd
away, bis stock isn't worth Ehelf
room. But when a thing is
dead here it is not a'toge'her out of
thn market. We alwavs flood New
York fi at, and when the article gets
old here it soes out West and to the
les er cities."
Fourteenth street, from Broadway
to 8 xth avenne. is alwavs alive with
venders. Tbere are generally a ronnd
dozen or more eel irg flowers, and ths
florists have several times called the
attention of tbe authorities to the fact
that many of these bawuets have no
license. When io3ts are S2adczen
you can buy a butch of
half a dczsn on Twnty-fourth
street for 25 cnt . The florist,
natural y, dots not like this, si he
never se Is bis waste slock. He emp
ties it in the ash rai rel instead, atd is
careful to put some ashes, on the top.
for fear the flawers may be picked out
and said. It does seemr-igvaidiy, but
he will tell you that the street trade
very nincu injuries iiib uusiueoa.
pie walk into h s ttore and want
flowers at very little over the ruinous
prices they are sold at on the streets.
Tbe Taicb Plajrd on a Pcnn.yl.
Wsst Chester, Pa.. September 16.
Moes Frisky, aged 45 years, wai
committed to jail here toay, charged
with passing himtelf off for one Jesse
Glasco, eon of a weal by farmer re
siding near here, who dicappeared
from bis home some twenty-jii years
sgo. In tbe meantime the civil war
broke out, and Glasco and Frisby
served in the same company. Alter
the war Glaeco aod Frieby, who had
become much attached to one another,
located in New Orleans. From tbere
they went to Brownsville, Ttx,, where
Glasco located permanently and is
. . II . raii.lant fti that IT-;U I
rv " . " " ' v" u.ji, a. 1 1 a 'j j
dd no. lite the 1 ica ion and carte
Nottb. F'ieby, however, had learned
many intideiiia of hs companion's
erly life, aod determined to ca'l on
Glatco's parents and represent himself
as the long" lost son. This hs
did a yesr ago, and was received with
open arms by the Glasro family.
Strange to say, the resemblance be
tween tbe two men wes si striking
that thediflerecre could not be detect
ed, and it is probable tbe imposition
would never have been discovered had
it tot been for a man named J. Lewis
Thomts ot North Pennsylvania village,
Philadelphia. Tee latter knew Frisby
well, having worked with him. This
fact leaked ou and when Frist y wes
confronted by Thoniss he broke down
and made a full csnfesgioo. On the
et'eng:h of this he was committed to
jiilfor trial. FiLby had obtained a
lotsiderable fum of money by his
deception, and is likely t serve a
LAW AND RATTLESNAKES.
A Wild Tale In Wbteb WbUky, lie
YOlversand Ing-r(lale Play
Chicago Nem: Abaut fifteen years
afO I set up shop es a lawyer in a
young town in Nebraska, and the very
first c 83 tbat came to me was one to
del'ght a lawyer's heart, Bays a writer
in toe New York Sim. An eged woman
named Mary Sharon h& iteeded all
her properly to her son William, on
tbe understanding that he was to sup
port her and do so-and-so during the
test of her life. A'ter a year or two
he becime anxious to get r d of her,
b-itig vig rjus'y encouraged by his
wife, ana matters weri mane eo hot for
the old lady that the cou'd no longer
stay in the house. Iodted, she was
turned out of it, and bit for tte
cbarity of neighbors would have died
of hanger and exposura. While she
bad a copy of the agreement, drawn
in legal forai aad gooi evi
dence in a suit, none of the
five cr tix lawyers in town
wnn'd teke her case fcr lea' o( the son.
William bad given out tht he would
kill any lawyer who meddled with the
case, and be bad the record of being a
detperate, revengeful ma". When
the mother came to me s'.e frankly
warned roe that I must Jok out for
Bill, but when I bad looked into the
casa I dete. mined to become her coun
sel, Pill or no B 11. My fi'st move was
to tend for tbe son, to see if oo de
tired to carry out his agreement. He
came kti my office in a swagierinsr,
defiant way, having a revolver buckled
to him and three drinks of whisky be
hind bis vest buttons. He cureea tbe
mother, me, tbe law and a;i elte, and
wound up with:
"Now, then, ynu go ahead. The
minu'e you make trjublo fCr me I'll
make a copee of you."
"And row yon look here," I
answered, es I brought a s:x shooter
to cover his head. "I'm in this caw
to tbe bitter end, end whenever you
feel like shooting d n't wait for mu to
Bill wai a bcas'er and a coward. He
turned white ss fl)ur aril became as
bumble as a lamb. He went out of
the offics liite a cur, but I knew the
feltcg raging in bis beirr, and I real
ized ttiat be would biinv about my
death if he could do it w.th safety to
himself. I had the procer papers
served and tbe snit opened. Bill made
his threats and boast?, but kept clear
of me. I expected be would fi 1 up
some day aod come into town for a
shootiog scrape, but he hai another
plan to work on. We bad a eure
case, as his friends informed me, but
he was determined to bluster it out.
My effice was ovtr a s'ore, and
reacted by ou side stain. There was
a front and a back room, and tbe lat
ter, I being a bp chelor, was used for
my bsdrcom. It was the fashion to
leave all doos open during tbe day,
and when I left my office on an er
rand, or to go to court, it was not
locked. When it became known
abound that I bad taken Mrg Sbnion's
caBe and blurled her eon Bill I had
plenty of small business lo look after,
and was much of the time in the jus
t ees' courts.
One day jus1; before tbe big suit was
to come to trial I went into couit cn
an oidinary suit and was detained
three or four hours. The oflics was
left open a usual. As I returned to
it three or four cit sens accompanied
me and as we reached the foot of the
ttairs we beaid a terrible yell from the
room above. Next moment Bill Sha
ron came imhiug down tbe ra'row
stairs bat'ees, eyes starting from t':ieir
sockets, and such a look of terror on
his face as I never saw before or
since. He ruehed pest u?, thrieking
and yelling, and it was only when he
was clear of us tt at we made cut tbe
horrible truth. Two great rattler-nukes
weie hanging to him ore by
the right wrist aud tbe other by the
liglkt leg. They squirmed nd
twisti d and flopped as be ran, and his
(creams and exclamations brought out
tbe whole town. He ran about a
block and then ly down in the street
and rolled over and over, and tbe
snakes let go of him and were killed
S tbey crawled away.
Bill had been bitten in three places.
The only antidote suggefted was
whisky, and a gpod two quarts were
pourea down bim wi'.hont the slight
est relief. It did not in tbe least stu
pefy him cor quiet his etcited condi
tion, aid in an hour he was dead bis
bloated body and purple face present
ing a horrible sghi. It did not take
much headwork to discover how Stall
came about. Bill wnted revenge
on me, and his plan was to leave toe
rattlesnakes in my bedroom. He bad
taken them there in a box after seeing
tbat the coast wis clear, and had
dumped tbem out on ths floor. The
box wa3 there to prove it. In his
haste to be gjne he bad been careless,
and as tbe serpents were loosened
they turned on him and fastened their
fangs in his flesh. It was retribution,
but none of us could help but pity bis
Spoiled tbe Trade.
Este'.line (D. T.) BtV: "Yes," said
the physician to the Dakota mnn.
"your wife is quite badly hurt.
"I know it, doc, hanged if I
don't. Yous:eitwss just this way:
I was talk ng to tbe fe'.ler about that
bay hoes of mine and had just g;t a
trade fixed up and wus tollin him
how I nevef see it kick, when my wife
come out where we were to call me
for dinner, and blamed if the hoss
didn't blase away at her and kick ber
over thirty feet. I tell you, doc, it
jtst sp'iied that trade inside of a half a
minute, and I don't s'pose, now that
everybody has heerd of it, that I can
get another r banc a in this whole
Something He Couldn't Do.
Madam (look ng for country board)
You have plenty of pu e milk, Mr.
Mr. Hayseed Yessuoi.
Madam I shall want milk from one
cow for baby. And eggs have you
plenty of fresh egss?
Mr. Hsyeeed Yessnm; but I don't
b'lieve I can give 'em to you from one
HIS WIFE IS NOT THE
UA THINGS WOXAV.
Interviewed by a Reporter la the
County Jail Attempted
Chicago, III., September 18. An
archist Parsons hs been interviewed
several times recently regarding the
statement made in a dispatch from
Waco, Tex., to tbe effect that his wife
was formerly the mistress of a full
blooded, negro named Ciathings,
whom she deserted for Parsons. This
ntatement has been flatly denied by
Parions, who laid big wife was of
Spanish-Indian o:igin, end that she
bad never been in Waco. Mr. Par
sons bas until now refused to B eak on
A letter which hss teached here re
iterates tbe charge made in the tele
gram. A picture of Gathings came
with it. Armed with the letter and
photograph, a reporter called upon
Mr.'. Parsons, and went with her to
tbe jail, upon the cccasion of her
usual vidit to ber busband. She pre
ferred tbat tbe interview should take
placa in his pr s?nce. To this request
tbe reports assented. The letter was
read within hearing cf them both.
"Now, Mr. Pareons, t. 11 what you
know about this matter, and lei's lavs
it settled," demanded his wif :.
"I will," answeiei the prieoner.
"Will you ple.8e let me se the picture
of GUhings?" The likeness wss
passed in to him, and a'ter carefully
scanning it be said: "Yts, that h
Gathings; I know him. I wes raised
in Waao, and in tboae days was very
jropu'ar among tbe eclored people
there, I had eomethicgto do with his
wife, or the woman he lived with.
Well, it was a sort of custom in that
town ia tbosa days. I was wild wben
I was young, and bad many escapades
with girls. Of course Gjthings did
not like what I did."
Mr?. Parsoae Now don't go beating
about tbe buohes. Tell tue wbole
stoty as it is. I won't rest under this
fabe imputation any locger.
Thus adjured, Parsons said that he
bad lived with the woman who was
kLown as Gathinus's wife, but that he
left her some time before meeting the
present Mr. Parsons i a Austin. He
said such tll'diis were very common in
Teias, and that nooce paid any at
tention to tbem in those days. This
was positively all there was to it, and
bis wife knew no more of Gathings
than tbe child unborn.
Deaperate Attempt at Sulfide.
Nbw York, September 18. Thorcas
Rogers, sged 26 years, formerly a
printer on the World, returned to hU
boarding house, at N. 252 Eiet
Thirteenth street, bt 5 o'clock aftur a
night's spree, end at ore) set tbout
ending his lift. Hisfirtt step was to
soak a box of ma chts in a glass of
water and drink the mixture. This
una nf nn avhii. He than took a
picture nail from tbe wall and jabbed
it twice into his left bieast. Very lit
tle harm remlted.and he next smaehed
a wine bottle and sawed at his throat
with one of the fragments. While
thus occupied his lanolaly discovered
l. i n . ami linl Vi f m n.nmntlv falan
litul a ii n uau i 1 1 ii fnvuiii. i h i- n
charge of by a policsman. lie was
Bent to tfellevue uospna'. sogers nas
notben working three month', hav
ing, it is said, inherited a fortune of
S30.G00 from tome relit ve in England,
wbiuh he was to receive in inttaU
ments of 110,000 every ten jears. He
Brulnl Harder la Cblcairo.
Chicago, 111., September 18 At 3
o'clock this morning a police officer
heard cries for Resistance from a low
ealoon at No. 315 Clark street, kept by
a man named William Dwyer. The
officer, on entering a rear room, found
sdisreputabe woman named Minnie
Ahem careesing Dwyer.who was lying
on the floor, bis head resting in a pcol
of his blood. His skull wi fractured
in several places. Tbe injured man
was removed to tbe County Hospital,
where he died aa hour la'er. Tbe
woman was taVen to the station, where
the told the officers that a man named
Billy Clark was one of the last persons
seen about the pla:e. Clark was ar
rested. The police will mske more
arret ts today, and ere confident of ap
prebendicg tbe murderers.
Horrible Murder by Companion.
Lioonieb, Pa., September 18 Tony
Inajlioto, an Italian employed on a
pipe line, was btu'ally murdered lest
evening by two companions of tho
same nationality named Nicholas An
geli and Fiedenck Steffin. Tbe three
quarreled over a small money transac
tion, and Anseli and Steffin set upon
Inajiioto with knives, revolvers and
pick i andles. After Angeli had
crushed bis skull with a pick handle,
Steffin jumped on his prortrate form
and stahbtd him several times in the
breaet. Death was almost inetmtan
eous. The murder was committed in
full view ef the other workmen, and
in tbe excitement following the mui
derers escaped. They are still at lib
erty. MUCII ADO ABOUT A MCKEL.
Frantlfl Blmagle or a Dude lo Be
hair of a Pretty Girl A.
Street Car Romance.
New York Star: She looked very
sweet and pretty wben she took her
seat in a Wabash avenue car next to
an old woman whose facial expression
was singularly suggestive of gin. It
had been raining, add ts she drew ber
skirts about ber to keep them from
the wet floor of the car she displayed a
neat little boot a trifle muddy. The
conductor came along, she opened a
dainty little purse, and iost then a 5
cent piece fell on the floor, and, ac
cording t) custom, dropped between
the bars of the grating underfoot.
She cast a wistful, half pleading
g'ance oi several men eppoeite. A
dude was tbe only one equal to the
emergency, lie rose and with a polite
"allow me" began a still hunt for the
coin. FirBt ho looked in all his pock
ets for his knife with which to flan cut
the money. After a prolonged sc arch,
which grew, more frantic as it pro
gressed and made the passengers woe
der bow many pockets a tailor could
put In an ordinay suit of clothes, be
found it in tbe til of his coat. Then
he located the piece and begau his at
tack, tbe young lady watching intsr
esttidlv. Fiist he pried cne side, tbon
the ether, and finally tried o stick tbe
blade through the nickel, t was .no
use. Then w ith an air of settled de
termination be thrust the knife intJ
his pocket and etarted to lift up tbe
grating. He had broken a finger nail
on one hand and covered both with
dirt before he decided it would be
better to get off the grating if he in
tended ti tske it up. llesitdownon
the edge of the seat and put both feet
as far under it as they would go, took
hold of the edge cf tbe grating, lifted
It a little, bnt had to let go and ges
ticulate wildly to cave himself
from falling on his ncse. Hs
co.lar began to wilt visibly, and
the little boy in the corner of the or,
who was wipii g h s feet on til neig1--bcr's
light lr.u ere, murmured ,-Oh
my!" while tbe fat nan opposite
Just then thecondu tor pasted back,
and, stepping behind tue grating,
lifted it ligttly and gricefnl y and
picked np the coin. Turning, he
Handed it to tbe young man, who.f. el
ing that tbe honor of returning it wai
but his just due, lif.ed his hat and
held the coin out to the pretty girl.
Hie looked up, smiled, and eaid:
"Thanks, bat it ia not mine." It was
the old woman's.
Passengers in the car la'er wondered
if the sulphuric fumes were indicative
of an approaching earthquake.
Strange, the tnarater. and the
l'rlaee or Wale.
Magaiine cf AH, Lt Ojtober: The
very tirot scandal of any moment oc
cuired very shortly alter tbe incorpo
ration of the academy in 1775. This
was the case of Sir Robert Strange,
wbich has been touched upon in an
earlier article. In Sir (then Mr.)
Robert StrstRe's pamphlet, "An Ei
quirv into tbe Rise of tbe Rjyal Acal
tmv,"isits rted a letter to the Earl
of Bute be who was burned in effigy
at Temple Bar. Although th;a letter
bas no appa'ont connection with the
sarcastic little history of the origin cf
the academy which follows, it details
certain happenings that were probably
closely aesiciatsd with the writer's
f quahb'e with one ef the earliest hang
ing committee. Ramsey, who had
painted a porttalt of the Prince of
Wale?, afterward George IV., requeu
ed Stranse to engrave it, ou the plea
tbat the Prince and tbe Earl of Bute
would both be gratified by bis doing
60; Strange wai 8t the limeprepaiing
lo stait for Italy, and not wishing to
delay his journey for the two
yeais required for the engraving of a
full length portrait, ha declined unle 8
it could be shown to him that it wts
the Prince's own particular wish that
he should comply. Shortly after
wards William Chambers, tho archi
tectbe whose somber Thames side
pile is in is Biony Bereave nit unetite
ly when ils pilasters catch tbe crimson
gleam cf tbe evening sun brought
Stracge a message that the Prince of
Wales was anxious ho should engrave
not only His Highness' own portrait,
but likewise that of Lord Bute. It
was r. quested tbat be should lay
aside f wry other engagement and en
grave L)rd Bute's picture lint. In re-,
turn for this Hit Royal Highness, in
Ills rr.ncely generosity, would make
the enitraver a present of 100 guineas,
and patronizs a subscription for copies
of the engraving'. Toisdid notiound
very promieicg, but Strange was not
angry, attributing the meannets of tbe
otier io the Prince's ignorance of the
lanRth of time required for engraving
two large pxtuie?. Chambers rep
retented the pceition to t' e Prince,
who remarked tbat 8 ti ante's reasons
were "both natural and jiisV1 "But
how great waB my surprise," exclaimed
the in lignant engr ver, "when a day or
two afterwards a frietd of mine told
me that he had te n Mr. IJmi9ey, who
infoinid him thatbehrd met Lord
Bute, who lud ta d thit the Prit.ce
was so provoked at my refusal that he
could not bear to hear my name men
tioned." Eventually Mr Ryland en
graved the portraits, wbich occupied
him fr four years. He was paid
ICO guineas for, making the draw
ings aud 50 a quarter during the
whole four years, and received in ad
dition the proceed! of the sale of the
piints Strange nude several at
tempts not very dignified, perhaps,
but eminently natural on the part of a
man w ho feared to be harmed in his
profession by what waa perhaps a
mera mystification to obtain an e x
planrttir n from Lord But, but the
doer was always shut upon h'm, and
even the presentation of a set of im
pressions from seme of the p'ates
S. range engraved did not procure him
MY t'llARMiSJU I.1TTI.K HOfNE
KKEFKH. She duata tba Sovrei and bric-a-lirao
Willi jutt the daintieat Hide knack,
And alwa;a nuts my papera luu-k
My charming little houaokoeper.
Rare jelliea mnkea uiortntuea and creami
More fuirlban ever poeta' dreama
Like driltod snow, your fronting glennil
My charming little housekeeper.
Nor 'loth the proae of oooking alight,
Her bread ia aweot, an'l white and light,
Iter biscuita are a gooctlyiighl
(Ah, charming little housekeeper.)
Bhe reada with me the mngazinea.
Although to one ahe alwaya hmna;
bhe makes the moat artistic screens
My charming little housekeeper.
Bhe sings to me with duloet voice
(Fair 1'uUi'a notea are not en choice),
bhe doth my classic aoul rejoice
My charming little bousekxoper.
What wonder that I love hor then
Aa much and even more than when
Last Miiy, the aburch beside the glen
0 charming little houaekoi-per,
Received a bright and joyous throng,
Rich voicoa awelled a marriage Bong,
To me you promised to belong
My durling little housekeeper.
He Was Not Afraid.
International Record: A Sunday
school teacher visited a school for
feeble minded children in a Western
State and talked to tbe inmates very
earnestly on the subject cf prayer, and
urged them to form tbe bahit of prey
ing every night, A few days after
ward one of the boys was overheard
to say to another: "Johnny, did you
say your prayers last night?" "No, I
didn't; cor I didn't say them the
night afore ; nor I didn't my tbem the
night afore that; and what's more, I
ain't a-going to say them I ain't one
of the ikeery kind."
Me Was a Swede.
A Court atrcet lawyer has a new of
fice boy. The other day a client wait
ing for the lawyer noticed the boy,
who is an exceedidgly bright young
chap, and fell into conversation with
"What's your name, my boy?" he
' What'ayour first nsme?"
"Ah! I see you're a Frenchman."
"No, sir; lam not," said the boy,
looking up like a flieh; ' I'm a
Swadel" Boston Record.
A Trille (tennltf r.
A'gy Do you think, my love, your
father will consent to oar marriage ?
Angely OI couree papa will be very
sorry to loee me, dirling.
Algy Hut I will say to h'm that
instead of losing a daugli'er he will
gain a son.
Angely I wouldn't do that, love, if
you really want me. Papa bas three
such sons boarding here now, and he's
a little touchy on tho point. Texat
A SiTreTway 'tu bain t'rlendi.
New Orleans Picayune: No 7eet
girl ever desires to make a man ber
enemy. If she refuses to marry hhn
she proposes to be his very good
friend forever, and any joung man
can secure lasting friends by propos
ing marriage to girls' who would other
wise cut htm.
SOME NOYEL FEATS INVESTED
BY NOTED PROFESSORS.
The Chicago Glide, the Bronkln
Plunge, tbe Wjoniing Whirl
aud Other Jerks.
New York Star: Ooce a yesr the
most prominent professors of dancing
from every large ci'y in the country
come to this town to attend the an
nual me t'na of the Society of Ameri
can Dancing Masters, svs the New
York Morning Jowmi'. Itnsedtobe
tne cae a few years i go that when a
New York young man, i n bis t avels,
t'ie.f to dance with a country bells in
Michigan he found tbat b's fair part
ner practiced an entire diti'i rent step
from himself. It is the atnbi ion of
the society to remedy all this and to
teach uniformity in dancing all over
During the summer the rofessnrs
practbe new and diihiult s'eps, which
are exhibited at tbe meeting cf tbe
convention atd adapted cr rejected as
the majority may decide. As the pre.
t ssors do not wish to give the new
ideas to the public free cf cbtre,
thev give their exhibi'ions in private
at l it waa with much difficulty that
a Morning Journal reporter secured a
place ot observation wnere tie could
witness their movements at je-terday 's
limtead of addiessing one ano'her
by tbeir proper names, the proft ssors
adopted the senatorial p'an, and al
luded to tbe "piofesscr from Hobo
Tue professor from Chicago, a thin
man with big feet, secured tiie floor
and asked permission to introduce a
new feature wbich he had invented,
and wh eh he termed the "Chicago
g.ide." 7he thin man a lvntn-ed to the
center of the hall, folded his arms,
smiled like at eraph, am) glided around
the floor like a 11 y on a hot plate.
Unfortuna'e'y his feet mruek the
tois of the professor from l'oughkiep
sie, and the Chicago man tumbled on
his head. He hastened to awert that
that movement was not a feature of
the glide, however. The membeis of
the convention see med to think favor
ably of it, but iD Unrated that the aver
age Chicago girl would be obliged to
hire a vacant field in which to practice
Tbe professor from Cincinnati then
took the tloor and gave an exhibition
of the "Cincinnati twirl." He said
tbat one twiil around tbe ball room
would make a girl think that ber Sun
day beau had treated her to agtllon of
ice cream and a pail of red lemonade.
It was bum d to be popular with ths
young men, bo: nine it made ihe gills
feel so good tbat thoy never felt like
eating a 3 lunch after it. The con
vention adopted the twirl, and it will
be fee n at all tbe h'gu toned society
balls during the coming season.
Tbe professor from Brooklyn said
tint he had invented a new po;ka
wbich was certain to take. There was
a bop, skip and a jump in it, and he
thought of introuuciig hurdlts and
perhaps a balloon or two. He was of
the opinion that the s gut cf a Brook
lyn belle leaping over hurdles would
lend a piquancy to the poika, which
that dance now latki. Tue Brooklyn
mui jumped through a hoop to show
how easy it was, but the pro.esEor
from St Louis said, with a kuoning
smile, tbat the hoops would have to
be enlarged if ChiuagJ girls were ex
pected to jump through ihem.
Tbe Denver (Co). representatlvs
said that everybody in his Slate was
eager to learn new dancing tteps. la
some towDS out tbere the men persist
in wearing spurs while waltzing, but
tbe young ladies ate beginning t) ob
ject to tbe custom. He denied that
Denver's best citizens dance the ina
zourki ia their eoi k Lot, but admitted
that mcccisins are more popular than
patent leather pumps out there.
A Wyoming Territory professor
gave an exhibition of tha scalp wa.U,
so popular among tbe elite of tbe In
dian tribes, and advocated its ailop'
tion in the Kist. He also moved to
do away with the U'.ual orchestra,
and allow each lady to piay the bones
while dancing, while her partner
flies oil his pistols, to give the a flair
tbe ntcdtsary sparkle.
A professor lrc in acrcsj the river
showed his fellows how to dance tbe
"Jereoy City jerk." It is an inspirit
ing affair, but the lady's back hair is
liable to tumble down while dancing
it, while tbe man who wears false
teeth tuns a ten to one risk cf swal
Young people who go (o dancing
school this se. son will low know jtwt
what the profetsors are going lo teajli
them, and should prepare themselves
lion Piatt lelia Wliere It Conns
I am sometimes asked, writes Don
Fiatt, whore Mr. Blaine gets the mouey
with which he keeps up his bandanme
establishments in Augusta and Bar
Harbor, and maintains the expend
itures of bis expensive family, h very
body knows tnat when Mr. Blaine
c.ime to Washington he bad nothing
at all except his salary, and he has had
no regular business since. But Mr.
Blaine, a born speculator, bas im
proved every opportunity since he first
came to Washington to make money
out of speculative Investment'. He
bas always had several irons in the
lire, one of which was n ratty apt to
come to tomething. . Of course be
availed hlmtelf of his official pi sition
both to get these Irons aod to keep
them hot. During the last campa gn,
when the inquiring Mugwumps aeked
hbw Mr. Blaine bad gotten rich, they
were told that it was oot of some vague
coal mine inve-.trnent In western
Pennsylvania. It will be remembered
tbat it did no' take long to explode
the theory. Up to the laet cim
paign I am inclined to think that
Mr. li nine bad no regular inconi", de
pending upon separate operations fir
money, and tlitt none of theau re
turned any very considerable sum;
but I am told tbat Mr. Blaire hnsnow
a very large income from the Small
Hopes silver mine in Colorado. This
mine was bought by 11. C. Kerens, Ihe
St. Louis B'&r route contractor, while
on a visit to Colorado several years
ago. He promptly put his friends,
James G. Bla'ne, Stephen I!. Klkins
and Preston B. Plumb into the com
pany that be formed to operate it ai
stockholders. At that time Mr.
Kerens supposod that Mr. Blaine
would be the next President of the
United S ates. Mr. Blaine is not
President of tbe United States, nor is
he likely to be, but he owns some
thing like a tenth of the Small Hopes
mine, and if, as I am reliably in
formed, it ia paying a l,000,0.0 a
year, Mr. Blaine will beab:e to lay up
some money. Of course Mr. lilalne
has S50C0 a year from Mr. Leiter for
his house on Dupont circle, and also
bas some returns from bis investment
with Henry Q. DaviB in West Virginia.
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