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There are not many men who are willing
io undergo the eares, annoyances, uncertain
profits, and occasional humiliations of the
The individuals who cheerfully take up with
mch a career must be fired with an ambition
past the average understanding, and above
Ul they must be born with the vocation.
Every generation usually furnishes courage
ous souls ready for arctic expeditions, and
operatic expeditions with a Gerster —a Hank
—or other volatile; spirits ready for any har
;asing discomfiture when the man
igerial receipts are lean. These daring fel
lows get left in the cold, and somebody has
to come to their rescue.
As an annex to our reading of the Jean
aette disaster the summary of Impressario
Henry E. Abbey's troubles will seem a pcr
dnent transaction. It is asserted that he is
a retire from the management of the Metro
politan Opera house in .New York. The state
ment of this high-toned place of amusement,
(it ought to be written worship,) shows a de
ficit of $238,478,"and its board of directors
has ordered an assessment of $3,500 apiece
9n the stockholders. This is paying pretty
iear for the fashionable operatic whistle. But
Door heroic Abbey had lost heavily. His ex
penses were not less than $80,000 a week,
and the higest figure of bis receipts In a sim
ilar Interval was $20,000. Of course the whole
scheme is wronir. We are told of the opening
night in Minneapolis of the "first di.-tin
guished Grand Opera company ever heard in
the northwest," that unfortunately the house
ivas not packed, while it was what might be
termed "a full house." It is the same old ca
dence you will observe, and the next ques
tion is bow long would there be even a; full
house at such prices for seats. Not long.
The American at home on his native heath
is not apt to revel in protracted nonsense, if
it costs too much.
Aud the opera Joes cost too much for ail
but people of very large incomes, aud un
fortunately for the ultimate establishment of
expensive lyric drama in this country they
arc in minority—In musical taste.
Indeed it is not certain that iu
sny event the most substantial
management of musical enterprise
comes from the millionaires In the long ran
even when they furnish the temples and take
all tie- boxes. Their tastes run in different
channels, and while they genera lead off
in subscriptions and boxes at the opera, it
is nevertheless an indisputable fact the
maintenance of this extravgant exotic is
due to tie- dwellers in the middle plain- of
life who have neither poverty nor riches. It
ir the people who build churches, and it is
the people who support the best entertain
in cats. It is to the people thai Impressario,
and manager look for their paying recogni
When the Metropolitan Opera house in
New Voile, w.ii constructed with its grand
array of boxes for the proper display of
wealthy patron-, generous with the pomp
of the world, it was almost to the exclusion of
my other audience except the money kings
aud their royal families.
No doubt they applauded in tbe wrong places
Hid looked excessively bored as Sir Lapel
ji'illin describes in an English publication
Of recent dale To be sure they did. No
form of entertainment, save a bull light or a
horse race with heavy betting, could please
their strong taste for excitement. The opera
"royal Italian" and "Grand Italian" was
well enough for women resplendent In big
diamonds and superb toilettes, but even they
got tired of outdressing, and looking each
other over. Always the same gilded set, and
now alas, these magnificent organizations of
Marquises, Countesses and Counts, who are
compelled by a cruel fate to build up the for
tunes of their bankrupt but noble houses by
singing in opera for $5,000, $1,500 aud
(1,000 a night have taken to the road, eager
ind impecunious—almost fiat broke,
—and ready to sing—even in Minneapolis.
Ibis is exposing the costly "royal" exotic
to tlie rude contact of the common circuit,
and it points the moral of the business. The
regular " royal grand Italian opera" is not
l nourishing importation likely to take stroug
root in this country at present prices. It
A'ould uot prosper in Europe if royalty or
Government did not back it, and if back of
them the people couldn't be taxed for all-
Aye, the people who arc beginning to make
these exactions and levies more embarrass
ing Ibau they used to be in the good old days,
no matter in what guise they are coerced.
The improvements in streets and buildings
under the second empire were a purely pa
triotic plan for the employment
of the people, who were
at the same time deprived of dangerous leis
ere for brooding over their social problem,
and too tired to think of their reactionary
force. But the French people paid for all the
fclaussmann improvements, and all the im
perial diversions, in blood aud tribute to the
fortunately the free American has no fear
jf this ultimate taxation in any shape. He
:-an deal with exorbitant opera like those Bos
tonians of yore, with the tea tyranny, by
tin-owing it overboard, which would be the
severest retaliation for the rapacity of opera
singers, aud the inflated expectations of im
There is no dramatic or operatic entertain
ment offered iu any theatre or opera house
iu America , at the present time, that is
north $5 a single seat.
The times are c'.iaiiging.and have changed
for this extravagant folly. Curiosity may
lead to oue trial of Her Majesty's Royal
Grand Italian opera consisting of five singers
Patti, Gerster, Nieolini, Galassi and Carric
ciolo surrounded by a set of incompetents,
managed by "Col" Mapleson who thinks
anything is good enough for theHamericaus,
When curiosity is gratified in hearing the
incomparable Patti, the off nights must
scare the "Col" for they give Gerstcr's baby
the croup. The people, and the regular
managers of places of amusement, have it in
their power to subdue the evil of the per
nicious star system whieh has demo ral
ized the world of amusement.
Reduced rates all round would hinder
and hamper some of the self
ish appropriations which is now
in need of this same adjustment by a power
to which everything finally defers in this
When the members of the Berlin opera pe
titioned Frederick the Great for an increase
of salary, he replied: "Let these good-for
nothings go to ; I need my money for
"Do you know," says M rs . Harris, "that
Barnum's much advertised elephant is not
jvhite at all, according to the eminent derma
tologists who have looked him over. He is
merely an instance, iu the words of Sir Eras
mus Wilson, of the simple arrest of pigment
In Toung's case there are not enough of
the dark particles or "pigment corpuscles"
to color the skin. The white patch was once
no bigger thsn a man's fist, and it began to
spread when the elephant was five years old.
The London public has dropped the "white"
elephant, and his levees at the Zoological
Gardens have dwindled to insignificant num
Now continues Mrs. Harris I trust you will
absorb this happy analogue suggestive of the
opera business iu this couutry, without hav
ing the points touched off for you. Isn't it
First that promise of the "white" elephant
"royal grand Italiau opera," and ending in
the "simple arrest" of the coloring, pecuni
ary formation. Not white at all, and with
out enough of the cash corpuscles to give it
a naturalized hue in America, and the "le
vees dwindling to insignificant numbers"
O, 'tis sad.
The "German" club will have a dance at
Sherman hall on Friday'evening next.
The Pleasure club gave a social and dance
at Market hail last Wednesday evening.
Mrs. J. R. Jeuks left for New Orleans on
Wednesday evening to be absent until May.
Frank's dancing party had a pleasant
dance at College hall on Tuesday evening
On Friday evening the railroad check clerks
gave a dance at Market hall, which was well
The Excelsior club enjoyed a delightful
dance at Leonard Seibert's rooms, on East
Seventh street, on Friday evening.
The C. K. A. club will give a dancing
party at Leonard Seibert's rooms on East
Seventh street, on Friday evening next.
On Wednesday evening next the Society
Vega will give a masquerade,Zat Pfeifer's
hall, Seibert's orchestra furnishing the
On Wednesday evening next the St. Paul
Crusaders will give an entertainment at
Pfeifer's hall, for the benefit of the Little
Sisters of the Poor.
On Wednesday evening a social reception
was given by the Association of Stationary
engineers, Pioneer No. 1 of Minnesota, at
Sherman hall, which was a very pleasant
Mr. A. H. Lindeke, of Lindekes, Warner
& Schurmeier, returned home yesterday af
tera month's sojourn in the eastern markets,
where he has been selecting goods for spring
Mrs. E. J. Jones expects to leave the en
suing week for a visit to friends residing in
Virginia, and before returning she will jour
ney further south. She will be absent some
On Tuesday evening the Mcssers. Good
kind and Mannheimer will have a select
party at Woodruff's, out at Merriam park.
(Jf course this means a nice sleigh ride to the
Mr. S. S. Moore, of the Northern Pacific
road, yesterday wore a countenance all
wreathed in smiles. It is an eight pound
gentleman, and in a year or two will owu the
Northern Pacific road.
On Monday evening, the 25th inst., the
German society will give a masquerade at the
Athaneum, and all the members of the or
ganization have been very busy for a long
time making preparations for it.
The social reception of the St. Paul
Knights of Pythias drill corps is to be given
at Sherman hall on the evening of the 22d.
It is the intention to devote the proceeds to
tbe establishment of a division of the Uni
Tbe marriage of Ellsworth E. Merrill, of
Co. "D." First regiment, and Miss Nettie
A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albion, will be
celebrated at the residence of the latter. No.
605 Mississippi street, ou Tuesday evening
next at 8 o'clock.
The Irish National League of America will
hold a meeting at Hibernia hall, corner
Third and Jackson street, on Monday even
ing, February IS. at which all the societies
desiring to take part in the work of the league
are invited to atteud.
Mrs. D. W. Hand, of Fourth street, will
give a reception and lunch party, on the af
ternoon of Thursday next at her residence,
and the occasion will be rendered all the
more agreeable by the presence of Seibert's
orchestra, which has been engaged for the
The Scandinavian dramatic club gave a
leap year party at Pfeifer's hall. Two farces
were given, entitled "The Traveling Stu
dent," and "The Tyroleane." The attend
ance was very good. After the dramatic
part of the entertainment was over dancing
was indulged in.
Quite a number of officers and ladies con
nected with headquarters at Fort Snelling at
tended the opera at Minneapolis yesterday
afternoon, among whom were Gen. Terry
aud Miss Terry, Col. aud Mrs. Rucker, Maj.
and Mrs. Hughes, Capt. and Mrs. Blunt,
Lieut, and Mrs. Johnson.
Prof. Beggs will shortly give an exhibition
of the fancy dances by the children's class,
such as the fancy waltzers and other round
lances, highland fling, hornpipes, Scotch
sword dauee. People wishing their children
instructed in these pretty dances would do
well to ppepare for the exhibition.,
The Germans of lowertown are determined
that all the dancing and enjoyment shall no]
be monopolized by the people of upr.er town.
They have, accordingly, organized a club of
their own and hold pleasant little sociables
all by themselves. They had oue last even
ing that was an exceedingly pleasant one.
On Monday evening last the ladies of the
German society gave a leap year party, at
the Athenaeum, which was largely attended
aud greatly enjoyed by all present. The la
dies did the honors of the occasion in a very
graceful and attractive; manner and caused
all present to be delighted. Seibert's orches
tra furnished the music.
Prof. Beggs gave the third of a series of
parties at Turner hall to his class aud their
friends. Although a short time ago a stran
ger in St. Paul. Mr. Beggs is fast becoming
very popular. It is well worth the price of
admission to see some of the professor's in
fant class dance. The parties will be held
every Friday during the winter.
The ladies of the Clarendon hotel got up a
taffy pulling bee last Wednesday evening,
which, ail in all, proved one of the most
charming socials of the kind of the season.
Each lady present impersonated some figure
of mythology, the costumes bciug very hand
some indeed. There was candy and "taffy"
until you couldn't rest, and all present had
an enjoyable time.
The Ramsey County Pioneer association
have made arrangements with Col. Allen, of
the Merchants, to get up their banquet in the
evening of Feb. 22. Some of the best speak
ers in the city have been engaged to respond
to toasts, and a good time is anticipated. In
memory of old times fare, Col. Allen has
agreed to have "squaw chowder," "muskrat
bouillon," and "pemmican" on his bill of
The League of the Cross T. A. society of
St. Michael's church, West St. Paul, will give
another of their interesting temperance
rallys to-morrow uight in the old St.Michael's
church. Rev. Father Cutler, of Winona, C.
M. McCarthy, of St. Paul, and others, will
speak on the occasion, and some of the best
muscical talent of the city has been secured
for the occasion. All are invited. Admis
sion will be free.
On Friday evening last the gentlemen con
nected with Mannheimers's big dry goods
house gave a return sleigh ride and dancing
party to their lady friends. The sleigh ride
consisted of a trip to Merriam park, and after
t ey got there a dance followed at Woodruff's,
which was regarded as a very pleasant oue
indeed. Seibert's orchestra furnished the
music. After it was over a brisk and erispy
sleigh ride brought the whole party back to
Twenty-five jolly couples went to Merriam
park iu two large covered sleighs Friday
evening. When about half way on the jour
ney the contents of one sleigh was deposited
very gracefully in a snow bank. No one was
injured, and the mishap is looked upon as
oue of the enjoyable features of the affair.
Dancing was indulged iu until an early hour.
All expressed their approbation of the high
qualities of Mr. Woodruff as a "host," and
of his excellent repast."
The conductor of the St. Paul Choral so
ciety, Signor Jannotta, cordially invites the
members of the May Festival Chorus to at
tend the first rehearsal of the oratorio of the
"Measj&h" which takes place at College hall
to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock sharp. The
directors of the society with its active mem
bers will hold a business meeting next Mon
day evening at 7 o'clock at College hall, and at
8 o'clock sharp the rehearsal will commence
on the oratorio Messiah. The musical direc
tor hopes to have it at least 100 voices.
On Thursday of this week Seibert's or
chestra goes to Stillwater for the purpose of
furnishing the instrumental music for the
well known opera by Gilbert and Sullivan en
titled the Pirates of Penzance, which i6 to be
given at the Opera house in that city, on that
evening, by the Stillwater Choral society.
THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE. -SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1884.
This organization has given this opera once,
only a few weeks since, and gave it with
good success and in a very creditable man
ner. Its repetition is caused by a general
desire as expressed by the people, to have an
opportunity to hear it again.
The St. Luke's Aid society of St. Paul's
church will meet Tuesday afternoon, with
Mrs. Edgar S. Brown 286 East Eighth street.
The Woodland Park Baptist church, gave a
very pleasant sociable and supper on Friday
evening at the chappel, on the corner of
Silby avenue an Arundel street.
S. Joseph's T. A. society intend celebrating
their eight anniversay on next Friday even
ing, at 7:30, in their hall (basement of St.
Joseph's church). A fine programme is in
store for those who may have the pleasure to
Everybody is invited to the grand mas
querade ball which is to take place at Pfeifer's
Hall, Feb. 20, and given by the Swedish
society "Vega." §20 in gold will be dis
tributed, as prizes, and everybody is ex
pected to have agood time generally.
The ladies of Plymouth church will give one
of their famous suppers on the 22d,commenc
ing at 6 o'clock. There will also be an apron
sale at the same time and place, and all can
purchase those necessary articles cheap. Let
all the hungry come and have a good supper
and a pleasant time.
On Thursday evening last the "Dayton
Avenue Literary" gave a very pleasant en
tertainment at the residence of H. L. Will
iams, No. 8, Western Avenue. Between 40
and 50people were present. Several papers
were read on Italy, which was the the theme
for the evening, and these were separated
with pleasant music.
It was Mr. Alfred Dufrene, of Shcrbonrne
avenue, who with his family were taken by
surprise by as jolly a party as has been out
during the winter. They went up in fine
style, and had a grand time, with music,
cards and refreshments; and when the good
nights were exchanged, all agreed that they
had spent a pleasant evening.
On Thursday evening last the Minnesota
Boat club gave its last party, or sociable, for
the season at Sherman hall. As it was the
last a good deal of effort was made to render
it the best. Throughout it was very elabo
rate, and was largely attended by the society
people of the city. Taken altogether it was
the most enjoyable of any of the parties given
by that organization this winter. Seibert's
orchestra furnished the music.
The sleighing party that made arrange
ments to go to the Falls on Monday evening
the 11th, did not go on account of the in
clemency of the weather, but instead were
driven to a home on one of the avenues,
where a grand reception was given them,
and the evening was spent in various ways
of amusement. Among those present were
Miss Frances Gage, Miss May Stewart, Miss
Etta Marshall. Miss Alice Warner, Miss
Clara Wilson, Miss Minnie Allen and Messrs.
Geo. Rice, Ben Gage, Geo. Vertue, A C.
Warner, Henry aud Chas. Secum.
A match game of fifteen-ball pool was
played la3t evening at the pool room on St.
Peter street, above the engine house, between
"Cap." Orcutt—otherwise known as ".Bois
terous Eph,"—and Q. N. Miller, of tbe sewer
force, The game was gamely contested
throughout. Miller finally winniug tlie series,
Beven out of thirteen gam< s. At the conclu
sion "Tph." challenged tbe winner to anoth
er bout, which will be played on the 1st prow
Miller's specialty was in long shots, whieh he
played with great certainty, while "Eph"
played for position in excellent style, al
though not so certain in his play as Miller.
Marriage licenses to the following parties
were issued by Clerk Bull of the district court
during tlie week:
Jacob Welch aud Annie Frantner; Dennis,
Egan and Margaret Ryan; Lorcnz Schnietz
and Keti Patzek; A. M. Corlsou and Caro
lioa Hornliek; Andr v O. Olson and Chris
tine Eriksou; John Linn aud Mary Everson;
C. II. Saurs and Sarah M. Stevens; Frederick
Manthe and Maggie Anderson; Harry Sim
mons and Gertie Daniels; August Adam
and Caroline Zemcke; Charles Eugebrecht
and Mary Reinecke; Ceorge Blenchard and
A Surprise Party.
A very nice party of young ladies and gen
tlemen surprised Miss Lidia Hanft, No. 554
De Bow street, daughter of Judge Hanft, and
nobody was more surprised than Papa Hanft
when he came home from a meeting to find
his parlor stove out on the porch and a piano
in the place of it, with Prof. J. Devit playing
on it, the Excelsior band assisting him, until
late in the morning. The following ladies
were present: Miss B. Krank, E. Heideu
reich, Miunie Nobs, E. Meyerding, E. Eisen
menger, G. Schroeder, E. Bohland, A. Passa
vant, E. Brodhuhu, Em. Hainsler, Minnie
Devit, Bally Foos, E. Adams, Mary Richter
Anna Grohlke, Rosa Krank, Pauline
Zschau, Lena Brantigam, Anna Itafferty, F.
Kallert and A. Smith. The following is a
list of the gentlemen: H. S. Kirchow, Jr.,
W. O. Hansen, A. Henderer, Wm. Zsehau-
E. Eden, Justus Henry Hansler, Theo. Passa
vant, Geo. Derker, Frank Kohland, F. Lam.
brecht, F. Klosterman, Adolf Krahmer, J. F,
Moore, E. Kiesler, Ed. Faber. Albert Brandt,
Ed. Richter, Wm. Steeher, Wm. Foos, A.
St. Paul Drama He Club.
On Wednesday evening last this well
known social club produced at the Atheneum,
"The Register" with the following cast:
Miss Ethel Reed Miss Bunker
Miss Henrietta Spaulding. .Miss Jennie Gilman
Mr. Oliver Ransom C. S. Bunker
Mr. Samuel Grinridge W. F. Newell
This will be followed by "Poor Pillacoddy,"
in one act, with the following cast:
Mrs. Pillneoddy Miss Snow
Mis. O'Scuttle Miss Draper
Sarah Blunt Miss Davidson
Poor Pillacoddy J. J. Parker
Capt. O'Scuttle J. H. Ames
At the conclusion of the play the floor was
cleared and the usual hop followed with
music by Seibert's orchestra.
Ou the 26, the club will give a beautiful
little operetta at the same place, which it has
in rehearsal with Seibert's orchestra.
The Clayonian Literary Debating Club.
This excellent organization had a very
pleasant evening's entertainment last even
ing at its hall on the corner of Seventh and
Jackson streets, on which occasion the fol
fowing programme was carried out:
Declamation, The Dying Year E. McStay
Reading, The Swell, J. H. Ramaley
Recitation, (selected) A. M. Dearborn, (Boy
Sir Robert Walpole's Speech, (Strictures on Wm.
Pitt and reply) J. C. Robertson and
Recitation, McLain's Child ..Miss Minnie Purcell
Speech by ...Bt. F. Propping
Recitation, The Curfew Miss Kitty Orban
Reading, The Wedding March of Mahkind
J. T. Avery
Song, by the Quartette.
Grand Masquerade Ball.
On the 22nd instant the Merchant hotel
employes will give a grand masquerade ball,
at Market hall, on which occasion §100 in
prizes will be given away. To the best dressed
lady, a pair of French Thuringa vases. The
best dressed gentleman, an elegant silver ice
pitcher. The most comic lady, solid silver
pickle jar and fork; most comic gentleman,
solid gold-liued butterdish. Best clown, an
elegant French bronze clock. The best group
will be presented with a ten dollar gold
piece. The best pair of waltzers will be
awarded a solid silver goblet, gold-lined. The
judges for the distribution of the prizes will
be selected from the audience.
Tlie Little Sisters of the Poor.
The Crusaders society of this city has ar
ranged to give an entertainment at Pfeifer's
hall Monday evening, for the benefit of the
Little Sisters of the Poor. The sisters now
have some fifteen old men and women in
their care, and they need the generous sup
port of the public. The programme includes
a number of songs, duetts aud musical selec
tions, and a farce in two acts. The best
talent in Minneapolis and St. Paul have vol
unteered for the occasion.
The London Times heads a paragraph on
the debts of the Southern States, "Debts of
the confederate states of America." The
Times is still true to its rebel sympathies.
Indians who sell hay to the government
out west, places large stones in the bales.
They show themselves to be apt eeholars i n
learning the tricks of trade of white farmers.
THE WISDOM OP AGE.
"Wouldst thou have back thy life again?"
I asked an aged man;
"Cooldst thon not grander ends attain,
And better life's whole plan?"
"Xo, son," he said: "I rest content,
And calmly wait the end,
One life alone to man is lent,
To waste or wisely spend.
"If with the knowledge years bestow
We started in the race,
All plans might meet with overthrow
And shame us with disgrace.
"No combination man can make
Insures complete success;
The lucky winner takes the prize
He won by random guess.
"I would not say chance rules below—
•And nature shows design;
Life is not like the dice's throw,
Luck follows laws divine.
"Some men are born to grace a throne,
Some to a leper's doom;
Yet equal light for both hath shown
Their spirits to illume.
"My life has run through light and shade—
The end is drawing near;
I long for rest all undismayed,
And ask not back one year."
Faith is the sonl's clear sight, the inner eyes
That gaze abroad with more than mortal
Beyond the limits of this world of ours;
Through the dark valley that betwixt us lies
It sees the pearly gates of Paradise;
The golden streets, the fair immortal flowers
That bloom perennial in angel bowers,
And catches glimpses of the heavenly prize.
The shadows fly before its prescient ken,
As melts the mists before the rising day;
Through the thick gloom it tracks a shining way
From the dim "now," to the eternal "then."
Faith is a growth of pure immortal birth.
Oft mixed with doubt as virgin gold with earth.
Sexator Folger has instructed the steam
boat inspector at New Orleans to give Mrs.
Miller a license as master of a steamer, if
she is qualified. The woman has triumphed
over the technical objection to her command
of a vessel because of her sex.
Ex-Gov. Foster, of Ohio, pays a stunning
compliment to President Arthur. In an in
terview with a newspaper reporter in Wash
ington, descanting on Arthur and his ad
ministration he said: President Arthur
has done as well as might be expected; that
it, lie has done nothing." Such a testimony
so his great executive ability and efficiency,
from such a high source, most be exceeding
ly gratifying to his accidental excellency.
Rowell, of Batavia, N. Y., who shot and
killed Lynch, whom he found in the bedroom
of his wife, on his trial for murder last week
was promptly acquitted by the jury. But the
strange point in the case is, that he was ac
quitted on the ground of having killed Lynch
n self-defense. The fact is, he surprised
Lynch in his awkward position, and killed
him while he was fleeing and trying to es
cape, Lynch making no hostile demonstra
tion against his slayer at all. The verdict of
acquittal was well enough, the rascal Lynch,
the seducer of Rowell's wife deserved to be
shot like a dog. But the ground of acquittal
involves a very glaring inconsistency' But
the ways of juries an; past finding out, aud
the reasons of their verdicts often quite sub
Oxe would hardly suppose, if facts did not
force the belief that base and corrupt men
would deliberately plan to get control of be
nevolent societies, that they may obtain, and
misapply the funds thereof. By the organic
rules of some of these societies, the donor
who gives one dollar is entitled to vote. A
bill was passed through the New York legisla
ture last winter giving the donor of two dol
lars to any organized benevolent society a
right to vote, The sincerely benevolent
members of such societies are not looking out
for conspiracies for bad purposes, and the at
tendance at annual meetings of such is not
generally large, and those who wish to pillage
the funds, employ a number of men to pay
the small annual sum necessary to entitle
them to vote, and the old officers are dis
placed, and a new set elected, who have con
spired to run the society for their own bene
fit. Many benevolent societies have been I
thus managed and wrecked, fot when the
truly benevolent find that the management
is in such hands they refuse longer to con
tribute and the society collapses. Thus the
greed for money induces unscrupulous men
to usurp the guise of religion, piety and be
nevolence, to defraud others, that they may
enrich themselves. Several religious jour
nals are exposing and crying out against
such villainous practices.
It is the general opinion that the term
"cowboy," is another name for violence,
robbery and murder. A western correspond
ent denies that as a class they a vicious and
criminal, while he admits that they are
rough. He claims that they are not school
ed in vice; that they are hardy, brave, and
grand specimens of physicial manhood. A
majority of the year they sleep in the open
air; are splendid horsemen; and are happy
in the possession of a good rifle and a six
shooter. They delight in line horses; are
much in the saddle and.in the herding sea
son ride often seventy miles a day. A cow
boy worships his horse as an Arab does his.
Horse stealing in his eyes is a crime worthy
of death. It is the highest crime known to
the unwritten law of the ranch. They hang
or shoot horse-theives without scruple. With
all their disregard of human life, they pro
duce comparatively few desperadoes, cut
throats and "pofessional murderers." Rough
and uncouth as the cowboy is he never lies
nor cheats, is generous and kind, and a per
son is as safe with him, as with any class of
persons, unless he steals a horse, or conducts
disorderly. No man need get into a quarrel
with him, unless he seeks it, or commits
some crime. Such is the testimony of one
who professs to know the ways, habits, and
characteristics of the much misunderstood
That "money answereth all things" inthis
utilitarian age needs no labored argument to
prove. The fact is patent, and addresses it
self to the consciousness of every intelligent
observer of the spirit and current of the
times. An able essayist addresses himself
to a delineation, with startling emphasis, of
the power of money, its effects and its scath
ing influence on the social well-being of man
and, alas, of woman, also. He says:
"There are certain demonic tendencies in mod
ern society, among which, occupying a promi
nent place in the list, is the tendency to pay for
money more than it is worth. The infatuation
for the Golden Calf is not simply an eccentricity,
but a terrible hallucination indicating organic
weakness. We have absolute confidence that "if
money go before, all ways do lie open," and
when we deign to pray, it is not for daily bread,
but for a daily dollar. The jingle of coin throws
us off our balance, as the full of the moon does
the lunatic. Poverty is the one thing we dread,
and little consolation do we get from the fact
that, at least, we are honest. Wealth is the one
thing we desire, and it scarcely mars our happi
ness that we have run through crooked paths to
get it. We stoop to "unconfinable baseness"
for gold, and we even marry for gold, which, if
the grim and horrible truth must be told, is only
a mild phrase which throws the mantle of rhetor
ic over deliberate but well-paid prostitution.
Whosoever gives the person, through the solemn
rite of matrimony, without the heart, whosoever,
for the sake of houses and lands and equipage
and position, and not for love and love only, put
her hand into the hand of a man, is thencefor
ward no wife, bnt something far other. That
certain legal forms have been complied with
imay seal the lips of open criticism but facts, are
n spite of it all."
The Madison Avenue Congregational
church, New York city, of which the Rev. J.
P. Newman, D. D., is pastor, presents a
most disorderly and offensive attitude before
the world, as a christain church. A regular
notice of the annual meeting of the church
for the election of officers was given, and the
meeting was packed with adherents and
partisans of Dr. Newman, who were not
members of the church. A large number of
the members of the church, probably a ma
jority, were opposed to continuing Dr. New
man as pastor. It was known that a resolu
tion would be introduced to dispense with
his services, hence his partisans outside of
the church, rallied to the annual meeting,dis
hisses, "cat-calls," and vociferous cheers,
as the humor jumped. The New York World
says there was "such confusion as has not
been equalled at any of the political gather
ings this year." The regular order of church
proceeding was over-slaugbed by these pack
ed outsiders; they appointed their chairman
and moved several motions, one endorsing
Dr. Newman with the most boistrous cheers
and demonstrations. The whole proceeding !
was disorderly, disgraceful and illegal. It
being a church meeting none but church
members had a right to vote. Yet outsiders,
claiming to be members of the congregation,
smothered the voice of the church proper.
The end is not yet. The church will appeal,
as is proper, to a council of Congregational
churches, and lay their grievances before
them, and ask for a reversal of these irregu
lar proceedings, so at variance with all ec
clesiastical law and usage. Manifestly the
Rev. Dr. Newman, the ex-Methodist, is not
a success as a Congregational p^eia*.
While the heads of the rulers of the old
world rest on uneasy pillows, perplexed with
various weighty matters, and are compelled
to fight shy of Nihilistic, Fenian, or other in
centive to assassination, our Republican rul
er is perplexed with sorrows rivaling those of
Goethe's far-famed Werther, and such as far
outweigh the disabilities of the crowned
heads of Europe. Our esthetic President,
Mr. Chester A. Arthur has been wrestling
with the ponderous question of female eti
quette. In his receptions the widower Presi
dent needs female aid, a lady to stand, for
the nonce, as "the first lady in the land." At
the White House reception on New Year's
day, Mrs. Speaker Carlisle was honored with
the place of "first lady." This excited the
envy aud ire of Mrs. Secretary of State, Fre
linghuysen, who thought the place of right
belonged to her. The excitement and bad
blood grew so strong, that a rupture in the
cabinent became imminent, like that in Gen.
Jackson's first cabinet, produced by female
influence. But the adroit widower Presi
dent, more successful in escaping fatal di
lemmas than the old world rulers, success
fully, and boldly cut this gordian knot of fe
male etiquette, by giving a state dinner at
the White House, at which he placed Mrs.
Secretary of State at his right, thus giving
her tlie place of lirst lady. Mrs. Secretary is
placated; and Mrs. Speaker is estopped from
complaining because she has once been
awarded the first place aud may be again.
Was ever ruler confronted with such grave
responsibilities, and did one ever show him
self as supple iu escaping overwhelming dis
asters. What are tariff?, what.is the Mor
mon question, what are party issues, what
are foreign complications, what, in short, is
any line of obstuse statesmanship compared
with this mighty question of female etiquette,
with which our puissant Executive has so
successfully wrestled! Who will say that our
"Chet." is not the greatest esthetic society
artist in the line of lady-like etiquette, that
ever arose "in the tide of time!" If any
modern ruler may appropriate to himself the
triumphant Ceasarian proud declaration, veni
vidi, vici, may not he?
THE NUN AN1> THK FLOWERS,
By William H. Hayne-
Gray lichens line the convent wall,
O'er which faint sunset shadows fall,
But clearly through the gathering gloom
1 seethe orange buds hi bloom.
Across the Garden's verdurous space
A woman walks with veiled face:
A nun, whose strangely serious dress
But half conceals her loveliness.
Just where the orange blooms unfold,
Their whiteness tinged with Fragile gold,
She pauses in the lingering light,
With memories mournful as the night.
The bridal blossoms seem to stir
Sad, retrospective thoughts in her;
And hopes that lived in happier years
Unlock the fountain of her tears.
Amid the flowers they softly rain,
These gentle witnesses of pain,
Of grief that held a potent part
Iu the snaled history of her heart.
Biddua: The question prover is patience.
Talmuxd: He who promises runs in
Young: We rise in glory as we sink in
Swift: Praise is the daughter of present
Boxcroft: The public is wiser than the
South: There is none so homely but lives
in looking glass.
Richteu: Prayer purifies; it is a self
Suakespeare : Put armor on thine ear
and on thine eyes.
Bacox- God hangs the greatest weight up
on the smallest wires.
Bishop Berkeley: Westward the course
of empire takes its way.
Robert Browxixo: Progress is the law
of life—man is not man yet.
Coltox: He that swells in prosperity, will
be sure to shrink in adversity.
Sir P. Sidney: Blasphemous words betray
the vain foolishness of the speaker.
Flavel: He who will watch Providence,
shall never want a Providence to watch.
Coxfucius; He who knows right princi
ples is not equal to him who loves them.
Youxg: O, how portentlous is prosperity?
How comet-like; it threatens while it shines.
Novalis : Prayer is to religion what thiu k
ing is to philosophy. To pray, is to make
Rochefoucauld: We promise according
to our hopes, we perform according to our
Goethe: Everything ir. the world may be
endured, except only a succession of pros
Rousseau : He who is the most slow in
making a promise, is the most faithful in the
performance of it.
Burke: Prudence is a quality incompa
ible with vice, and can never be effectually
enlisted in its cause.
Bishop Barlow: He who thinks to save
anything by bis religion, besides his soul,
will be a loser in the end.
R. Venning: In religion, not to do as
thou sayest is to unsay thy religion in thy
deeds, and to undo thyself by doing.
Samuei.Smii.es: Lost wealth may be re
placed by individuals; lost knowledge by
study; lost health by temperance or medicine,
but lost time is gone forever.
Jeremy Taylor: Many are not able to
suffer and endure prosperity; it is like the
light of the sun to a weak eye—glorious in
deed, in itself, but not proportioned to such
Shakespeare : Procrastination—to-mor
row, and to morrow, and to-morrow, creeps
in their petty pace, from day to day, to the
last syllable of recorded time, and all our
yesterday's have lighted fools the way to
Emerson : All our progress is an unfold
ing, like the vegetable bud. You have first
an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowl
edge; the plant has root, bad and fruit.
Trust the instinct to the end, though you can
render no reason.
The total income of Harvard college during
the past year was a trifle over a million dol
lars while the total expenses were §100,000
The Zulu Bible recently printed in^New
York, and just received in south Africa cost
the missionaries thirty-three year^of labor in
Said an ISth century philosopher: "Of all
things simplicity is the hardest to be carried,
and ease is only to be acquired with the
When a woman wants to repair damages
she uses a pin; when a man wants to repair
damages he spends two hours and a half try
ing to thread a needle.
All the Berlin journals are jubilant over
what they deem the prospect of a durable
European peace, which they think has been
immensely strengthen by the late visit of the
Crown Prince of Germany to Spain and
Georgia's penitentiary now contains 1322
prisoners—the largest number ever recorded
on the registry at one time. The large per
centage of the criminals ia made up of young
negroes, among whom crime is on the in
A singular fact connected with the death
of a nonogenarian of Fall River, Mass, is
that a year ago on the death of his wife at a
good old age he remarked as if by premoni
tion, that he would die in a year from that
day, which strangely came to pass.
Margaret de Vane, an American young
lady who bailfc from Alabama, has leased a
London theatre for the spring season, in
which she wiU appear in Shakespearean
characters. Her grandfather was formerly
Governor of Alabama and judge of the Su
preme Court. She is also a niece of Senator
A prominent and prosperous fanner of
Michigan is quoted as saying: "When I was
a boy and trudgpd along to school, I was
taught to take off my hat and make obei
sance whenever I met a grown person' How
is it now? Why, a man is fortunate if he
can pass by a school house without being
Monsignor Capel, on being asked his opin
ion of marriage replied: "My views on the
marriage tie are briefly, that women were
made by God Almighty to be either married
or become nuns, and that there is no such
state as "old maids" recognizable. My ad
vice to all young women is to accept marri
age proposals instead of rejecting them.
Anandibal Iashee, a Hindoo woman of
the highest Brahminical caste, is a student
in the woman's medical college of Pennsyl
vania. She is the first Brahmin woman who
ever left India. To keep her caste while here
she most live by herself, prepare her own
food, wear the native costume and rigidly
observe certain religious rites. She is high
ly educated and a remarkable linquist.
The Spaniards,.it is said, have a religious
reverence for the banana, believing it to be
the fruit of which Adam partook. "In our
own land we have seen many men pros
trate themselves before it," says the Boston
Transcript. And we have seen Americans
"sit down on it," and, from the natrue of
the prayers they uttered at the time, we in
ferred that their respect for tlie fruit was the
reverse of reverent.
The last census reveals the encouraging
fact that the proportion of the blind to the
population has decreased with each succes
sive enumeration since 1851, in which year
account of them was taken for the first time.
The decrease in the decade ending in 18S1
was much greater than in either of the pre
ceding decennial intervals, the number of
cases retuned on this latter occasion being
22,832, being equal to one blind person in
Gus de Smith accompanied Miss Birdie
Mae Hennepin home from church a few Sun
days ago. Birdie said: I do always like to sit
where I can look at the minister don't you,
Mr. De Smith? "O, I'm not so particular
about that," replied Gus, "but I do always
like to sit where I can look at the clock."
A great Swiss marine aud pocket chro
nometer competition is now going on at
Geneva, to last over eighty-three days. A
special stove in which au invariable temper
ature can be maintained for several consec
utive days was built. For five days the chro
nometers placed therein will be kept at one
temperature, which will afterward be raised
by degrees at a time from five to thirty-live
Centigrade, and then reduced iu like man
ner from 35 to 50 per cent.
The monster Tower drums which were re
cently presented to the Sydenham crystal
palace were originally manufactured for the
great Handel festivals held in Westminster
Abbey, A. D. 1734, 1784 and 1786. They are
caUed Tower drums, owing to the fact that
one of the heads was made out of the skin of
the celebrated lion known as the "Monster
Leo," which was exhibited at the menagerie
kept at the Tower of London about that peri
od, which is a circumstance almost forgotten.
A farm in the town of Eliot, Maine, has
been the home of nine generations of one
family, having been handed down from
father to son for nearly 250 years. The first
house was built of bricks imported from the
old country, but in 1736 it was so shaken by
an earthquake that it was torn down and the
present structure built of heavy timber. Up
wards of 75 children have been born aud
brought up there and it is recorded that only
one unmarried person has ever died in it
except one child that was accidentally killed.
Much comment was occasioned in fashion
able circles in Baltimore a few days ago
when the marriage of Mrs. Kate Cripps to
George W. Evans, of Washington, was an
nounced in the newspapers, owing to the
fact that Mrs. Cripps was already married.
It now transpires that the notice was inser
ted by Mrs. Cripps' husband, who was jeal
ous of Evans. Mrs. Cripps, who is a very
handsome woman, and lias only been mar
ried two years, will apply for a divorce. This
is, perhaps, the first affair of the kind ou
Serious differences have arisen among tlie
Jews of this country in regard to their an
cient faith, whieh seems in danger of being
superseded by modern notions. This state
of things is attributed largely to Rev. Dr.
Wise of Cincinnati, who is one of the oldest
and most widely-known rabbis of the coun
try. He holds that Christians may be re
ceived into Judaism by a simple acknowledg
ment of the binding character of the ten
commandments; that there is no Biblical
prohibition against Jews intermarrying with
Christians, or with Mohammedans for that
matter; that the rules attending the prepara
tion of animal food for Jews can be aban
doned at pleasure, aud that, as God has not
created auy unclean animal, Jews may eat
anything they please. These expressions
have given rise to heated controversy iu He
Young Mr. Chandler's Romance.
Rather an interesting story is whispered
about in society circles in connection with
the recent marriage of the son of Secretary
Chandler. That gentleman, it will be re
membered, was married a few days ago to a
New England young lady, and immediately
thereafter went West to grow up with the
growing country. The story of the marriage
as told here, is quite romantic. Theo young
man, it appears, was some years since left
some §0,000 by a deceased relative. His
father was made guardian, and the sum
placed in his hands. Pretty soon he began
his college course at Dartmouth, calling on
father for funds occasionally, as any son will
do. The funds came promptly and without
eoin plaint, andthe young man made pretty
free with them.Duringhis collegetermhemade
the acquaintance of the young lady whom he
since married, and it was agreed that they
should marry at the end of his college course.
He graduated with honors and, returning
home he announced his matrimonial inten
tions. Mr. Chandler, the story goes, asked
him the name and standing of the lady of
his choice, and learning that she was poor
but honest, gently inquired how the young
man expected to make a living for the two.
"Well," he replied, "I have $0,000, you
know, to start on, and it seems to me that
ought to be a good start." To which the
elder Chandler is said to have replied that
the young man was badly mistaken, that in
fact he had less than $100 left, he having
been drawing upon this sum all through the
four years at school instead of his father's
purse, as he supposed. The consequence
was that he was practically penniless. But
the grit which has characterized the course of
the father before him carried him through.
He flew to his intended bride and, telling
her the story, extracted a promise that she
would wait until he could support her. Then
he sought out a railway corporation, against
which his father had an especial dislike, and
shipped as brakeman in its employ. This po
sition he held for some months, attending
fatithfully to his duties, until fortune and
his own pluck brought him something better
in the way of a paying position in the West,
which he joyfully accepted, and claiming his
promised bride, was married and soon en
route to his new home and position in the
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS.
Last, ButNot Least
As you will see by this
week wewill dis
count all dis
WE WILL GIVE
30 Per Cent. Discount
on all goods bought at our store for the
next six days, commencing to-morrow.
Remember our goods are first-class-no trash,
we keep the best makes of everything in our
line. We guarantee our original price as low
as they can be bought anywhere in the city and
give you 30 per cent, discount from that This
is not a question of how much can we make or
or how little can we LOSE on this sale, but it
is a question of how many goods can we unload
this week, to make room for our importations
and Eastern purchases which will arrive next
In this sale we include some of tlie latest nov
elties in dress goods, a full line ol Guineis &
Bellon black Silks and the Royal standard color
ed Silks, which have arrived and continue to
arrive this week. Nothing is reserved—every
thing in the store goes at the same unprece
dented and unparalleled discount.
To illustrate the advantages that may be'
gained by buying goods of us this week we
give a few r examples. Our Black 1 hipont Cash
meres, which are the heaviest and best Cashmeres
in the world, will cost you as follows:
Our 50c Cashmeres, less 30 per ct H5e
" ft " " " 43
" 75c " " " 521
" 90c " * " 65c
" $1 " " " 70c
" 1.25 " " " 871
SEE OUR BARGAINS IN BLACK SILKS!
Our well known $1.50 Silk, less :*0 per cent.,
will cost you only $1.05. All other numbers at
the same ratio.
Our Woolen Hosiery and underwear has late
ly been marked down 20 per cent. When you
buy it at 30 per cent, off you will have it at just
Our line of Embroideries and Ladies' Muslin
Underwear is now complete. This gives you a
chance to get new goods at prices you will per*
haps never see again.
Mail orders will be promptly at
tended to and the same discounts
given, but the orders must be in
Butterick Patterns are net sntject io is
Mill, mil k d,
131 East Third Street - Between Jadsoii and Robert