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Washington, 1). C, Aug. 5, 9:56 p. ra. f
Observations takeu at tho sniue moment of
time ut all stations named.
urrr.it Mississippi valt.et.
ii-ir. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St.Paul 89.75 lilt W Clearing
La Crosse 20.79 DS S Cloudy
liar. Thar. Wind. Wcatner.
•fomfirrk. 80.08 B0 Calm Cloudy
IT Gurry 29.93 57 N Haas
Minnedosa 29.91 BB NE Hazy
Moorhead 89.92 60 N Clear
Qnapelle 80.10 64 N Clear
St. Vincent 29.9Q 57 N Pair
NOUTHKItN BOOKT SIOUNTAIX SLOPE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinabolne. 3O. 1 .0 71 E Clear
Ft. Bnford 80.08 67 N Clear
It. Custer so.OB 78 NE Clear
Helena 80.03 75 S Cloudy
Union. 1). T 89.94 64 NW Cloudy
Medicine Hat. ...30.04 77 <X Clear
rtnr. Thar. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 29.19 00 BE Lt. rain
DAILT I.OUAI. MKVNS.
Bar. Ther, Dow Point- Wind. Weather.
89.829 88.9 88.4 SW Pair
Amount rainfall. .02: Maximum thermometer
83.."i; minimum thermometer SS.S; daily range
River — Observed hi •' ' ', B inches.
Rise in twenty lour hours, 0 Inches.
Ball in twenty tour hours, »• Int
Vote— Th ■'■'.•''■: ■,/ (.<?.(,(-
Says ■ in the flagstaff on the Fire
£ Marin i building, earn r of VMrd and Jack
flme," as deter
iiiunda! i art '■' i i dory.
Note— Barometer corrected for temperature
p r. Ltoks,
Sergeant, Signal Corps, 0. S. A.
Wasiiimths, duty ii, l %, ra.— For the upper
Mississippi, partly cloudy weather and loeaJ
rains, followed by clearing Weather in northern
portions; fair weather In the southera portions;
westerly winds, higher barometer; alight fall in
temperature in tbe northern portion and station
ary temperature In the southern portion. For
the Missouri valley, clearing, f:iir, with west to
north winds: cooler in the northern portion and
stationary temperature in th>' southern portion.
Democratic Congressional Con
A Democrat ir Qnaveßttoa of the Third Con
greaaiona] District of the State of Minnesota
hereby called to meet iv the \ IttagS of liioncoo,
on Wednesday, the &oth day.of Aagnat, 1884, at
18 o'clock M.. for the purpose of nominating a
candidate who shall he elected a member of Ooa
>;ri SS from and for sr.ij di-lnct at the next ciisu
The basis Of representation fixed for paid OOO
vention, Is one delegate for each county of the
district, and one delegate (or each two hundred
and flftj votes or major fraction thereof, . sat '. -
general election for the Democratic can
p. tor l.overnor. The several counties of
Hi,- d strict will, on this hasis, be entitled to rc
presontation lls follow ■ ■
Carver (5 Meeker 5
Chippewa 2 l.'onvUle 4
Dakota S line g
(io.nlhue 7 Scott 7
Kandiyohi -l swift 4
MeLtod i —
Total Delegßtlo* 59
KDWARD G. STRINQBR,
Chairman ot the Con'U'om., Third Dist.
First DISSS tot Conyrcssi >ii-il Convention.
The Democracy ot the first congressional dis- |
trlct of Mime -.eta, wi'.l meet in delegate conven
tion ill the city of Albert Lea, on Tuesday, tho
M day of September Basts, at n o'clock a. as,
for the purpose of atoatmg in nomination a can
didate foe oaagreea, and Ifanaaottin such otter
business a* tho convection may d-em necessary.
The appointment of delegates la made upon the
basis of one delegate for each county and one
for every one hundred and fifty voters — and
major traction thereof— cast for A. Bieriuan for
Congress in I sl -.'
Tho counties comprising ssid district will,
therefore, be entitled to send delegates as fob
5 Houston ... 8 Steele 8
Fillmore.... 9 Mower s Wabashaw ..ri
... I <>:u -•;!... 11 Winona SI
By order ot the Commit
C F. lUck, Chairman,
Wikosa, July so, ISfsi,
The total markets were ijuiet and general!
tower: wheat declined le. At Milwaukee and
Chlosgu whsst was tower, corn at cai
i at cr^daec.
Pork was held .;. . . ,
Bathaag ■otog, Bteetos c aad Insgulai. but
soe* beeata* atresug, and ataar/sharea -
higher price- th.vi tol -. p ;ls t. The
market c and, c mpared with Mon
day prices, wore from ■.. I .! per cent, higher.
Wr suggest to Mr. Blame the feasibility of
in alibi In regard I g»n letters."
The counting nx-m is editing the Globb
to-day. This is gratifying— to the counting
room — but annoying to the great curtailed.
(,'nvit.LKT JoarjDMat, the eatoriooa ringster
of Miui.cap.>;is. lias taken the political role
of a Saul of Tarsus, an I cotnea out to advo
cate the endorsement ol J. B. tJiifillan.
Charley, prrj*. don't amount to much.but as
he belongs to the defunct district committee
which pretends to be alive in spite of tbe
fact that it is so dead it smells bad. he may
be able to count oue in behalf of GUtillan.
The dead committee met yesterday, and
Charley urged them to resolve that Gllflllan
is the regular nominee. He says Gil won't
consent to a new conveution, and hence
they can't have one. Nobody was so stupid
as to suppose he would consent. The only
way to get rid of him is to kill him at the
Thehe is something ominous in the bois
terous silence With which Conkling, Grant,
and other ex-leaders of the Republican party
i have received the nomination of Blame.
j Can it be possible that these promineut
j men will not rally uuderthe old banner?
Wuex Gov. Cleveland was asked what re
ply his friends should make to the scandal
story lie telegraphed, "Tell the truth." Now
if Mr. Blame will only call on his friends to
"tell the truth," relative to the scandal in
Jus closet the public will have the truth all
around. Dare he do it?
Cleveland may not be so well known as
James G. Blame, and he certainly has not
that magnetism of the latter which seems to
attract so many unscrupulous jobbers, but
what is known of him is to his credit. In
support of this we beg leave to inform our
Republican contemporaries —
That Gov. Cleveland never acted as an
agent to secure a contract for any company,
and, aftersecuring stock in the company,vot
ing, as a member of the House of Representa
tives, to relieve the company from paying
just taxes on its wares.
That he never controlled any Northern
Pacific stock which he did uot buy.
That lie had nothing to do with the Credit
That he was never connected with the Lit
tle Rock cfc Fort Smith railroad, aud never,
as presiding officer of the House, ruled In
favor of a railroad corporation, and sent
word to the president of that corporation in
forming him that he had done the company
a great favor.
That he was not connected with the Guano
That he did not staddle the silver bill, nor
vote to protect the lumber thieves.
That he was never the friend of the lobby,
and never accepted presents or bribes from
That he is not the author of the Mulligan
And yet there are a few newspapers in the
country who are trying to persuade the peo
ple that the man who did all this should be
elected President over Cleveland What do
! you think of it, voters J
There has something very horrible occur
red over in England and Ireland. Originally
there was a citizen In high standing arrested
for the commission of this horrible thing —
whatever it was. Then there were more ar
rests of other people for being accomplices
with Mr. Conway in this fright
ful and unnaaneble offense.
Every day, for several weeks, has brought
accounts of further commitments of men of
standing for being in the Conway business.
The latest telegram from over the way says
that Dr. Fernandez of that exclusive, high
toned regiment, the Coldstream Guards, has
been arrested on a charge of what for
want of exact information, the Glove will
turn Conwayism. Only think of it,
The Coldstream Guards are one of the
three regiments of footgnards, and numbers
two sons of the Queen among their colonels.
Conwayism has penetrated even into the ex
clusive precincts where the air is purple with
the hue of royalty.
What adds to the rnysh ry of all this is that
the "respectable" publishers of newspapers
in Dublin, where the trial is about to occur
bare signed an agreement to suppress all de
tails which may be broujht oat by the evi
(i-nee. I! is thought by them to be some
thing which the public ojjrht not to know.
Evidently the world is not going to get at
the facts In tho case. Ie has been permitted
to know thai any number of lords und other
big wigs, including tbe surgeon In one of
Irjoents of the Queen's household bri
gade have been arrested for something un
mentionable, and are about to
he tried in secret. Evi
dently there is something wrong in
the Upper circles of aristocratic London.
If this sort of thing goes much farther, there
will aris'> a suspicion taut London Is not as
immaculate as it claims to be, or is admitted
to be by Brother Moody, who so lately gave
the English a, certificate of lofty
moral and religious character. The
facl that nobody knows just what the offense
is will have the effect tfl stimulate the imagi
ii ■ [on •of people and they will be sure to
make the matter worse than it is if possi
ble. In any case the country will get some
satisfaction out of the occurrence.
An English snob has just published a book
iii which he makes us appear as but a trifle
above baboons. Wo can at least console
ourselves Witt the conclusion that however bad
we may be, we have never been iv a positlou
when a hundred or so of our "best" citizens
have been arrested for crimes too horrible
and offensive to be eve* named.
LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS.
[Special Telegram to tho Globe.]
Kntxaun l is. Minn., Ing. 5. — Three hundred
coopers raet to-aight al Shsffnr'i parkin Boats
Minneap 'lis, to consider the foaslbHHj of a
strike. spo.-i Bel were made by It. 11. Shaddock,
■•- • :;y" Batberingtoa. No
definite conclusion wat arrived at and another
meeting will be held to-ni^ht. The trouble
arises from the competition between Hall A
[limn, Davison * S.m :ml Stevens Jt lliiiub, the
IB barrel makers," who have run the price
BBtrala down. There are
si\ oomaaatoa operating shops
la the eltj an l tteej Bare beea compelled to fol
low suit, consequently the barrel makers
only Ten rents per barrel as against sixteen :.-■ I
I ceuts. the lowef ever paid prior to this
sumnier. Tbe average eoaeei eaa mak
barrel" a week, so the wages paid to them is
i :_:ht to ten dollars per week. This is ton
. md a strong made togetatx
centa. \ atrifre trill probably renal! antasn
; fhe boss barrel makers come totiuie.
_\: midnight :'. two staey frame boarding house
on [A . i'.venty-ninth and
«is destroyed by flre. The
build '' '•'>' Oavkl Tioo. of No. lnti
First I 'enue north aud was wnrth $\.\ooo, aud it
was parttj Insured, .'ohn Qeffaey occupied the
premises and hs had nearly all his household
- turned, lie estimates his
■s; ,i,i and holds a $100 insur.iiue policy.
Several of the boarders lost all their clothing and
'.'.in-:* escaped with their lives. Among them
were -• r aie.es Burns, KUcu ilaray and
The Peuusvivanu— Fort Way"« " , ,ail
Ptrrseires, Pa., sag. 4.— ln the suit of the
Pennsylvania railroad aud Pennsylvania corap v.iy
to Compel the PttHßßtgi Wvfi WssfWS and Chi
gaQroad cor.-. - $3,401,000 addi
tional guaranteed special stock for improvements
made for defendant's road by plaintiffs, the Pitts
barg. 9mt Wayne et Chfcagw Railway ceeaeaa?
for the BSBawveeaeßtßi as they were made with
out a:th .-Ity an-' that under the lease many of
: the improvements should have been made and
| paid for by the lm s as.
The Cotton Crop.
Xew Orleans. August 4. — The national
cotton exchange rt potto Jot} more favorable
the cotton crop, which improved about
potato, bringing it Dp to 87, agal
me and *4 ft* May. On the Atlantic
seshoerdthe rain f; ,11 was somewhat excess
ive, particularly in South Carolina, and the
rmeet there k mainly in Georgia. Low
enters and continued ruins the first
I half of July proved a dtosdvaol
I crop in North Carolina. In Alabama the
: sedfered froai rain and deficient culti
' vatiou. West of 'be Mississippi the soodi-
BSa continue I to advance with :
-rs: but Te :as, owing to protracted
drouth, has not mtde any progress, and the
:io n in tiwt suite is BOY very or]
.nile the ph.- - - the dry weather
- ordinarily *» L it is ;: v lu»in^ gruund
. and suffer;. .^re.
ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. WEDNESDAY MORNING AUGUST 6, 1884.
ALL ABOUND THE GLOBE.
The city election of Portsmouth, N. H., yes
terday, assumed an unusual phaso. The Re
publican nominee for mayor early iv the day de
clined to run. aud the Kepublicuns had the Dem
ocratic nominee's name printed on their ticket,
aud voted solid for him.
A destructive-storm visited tbe state of Penn
sylvania yesterday, during much damage to
houses and crops.
A dispatch from Fall River, Mass., says that a
twelve year old girl, by the name of Gilford, liv
ing in Swansea, was assaulted ou the road by a
tramp, dragged into a corn field and outraged.
The tramp : wurcaptured and jailed.
In moving for a credit of £300,000 to proyide
for an expedition to Soudan, Gladstone said the'
purpose of 'the expedition wns merely to relieve
Gen. Gordon. The credit was agreed to.
Much'bfame is attached to the owners of the
United States hotel. It is claimed that they
knew the building was unsafe, and failed
to tell the guests or any one else. The
coroner s jury brought in a verdict that as the
owners knew of the unsafe condition of the
building, they should be hold responsible. The
owners of the building are Judge Cox and the
Follanshue family. The lesees are Belding A
In view of the prevalence of yellow fever in
some parts of Mexico it has been deemed best to
inspect all trains coming into the United States
The loss by the fire of the Baltimore locomo
tive works is placed by the firm at $15,000,000,
The Utah elections Monday were for county
officers only. The Mormons elected all the
officers in every: connty.
Advices from the southern part of Kansas
state that the Texas fever is among the cattle in
that section. There is a talk of quarantining
the state against Texas cattle.
Two negroes at Bradfordville, Ky., got into a
quarrel over the election, when a third came out
of a store and commenced firing into the crowd
of spectators. The firing soon became general
and several of the party were seriously wounded.
The investigation into the management of the
soldiers home at Dayton, 0., show it to be in a
very bad condition! and loud calls are being made
for a better government.
A largely attended and cordial reception was
tendered Bishop Fowler at San Francisco yester
The rain Monday night and sunshine yester
day made the opening day of the Chautauqua
assembly all that could be desired. The atten
dauce was very large and the meeting promises
to be a success in every respect.
The royal palace at Athens was on fire this
morning. One-half of the upper story was de
stroyed, and several persons injured fighting the
. Major Harrison, of Chicago, has gone to Albany
to confer with Gov. Cleveland.
The loss by the fire at Jersey City is estimated
at |250,000. Xo lives are known to be lost, and
the trains are making their regular trips as
The governor of Montana has issued a procla
mation for quarantine against Texas cattle.
Ocn. Jas. R. Herbert, police commissioner of
Baltimore, died yesterday, aged forty-nine.
Jas. Boyd, statistical agent of Dakota, gives
the following facts and figures: The wheat
acreage is placed at 1,600,000, which promises
about sixteen bushels to the acre, which is
equivalent to 25,000,000 of better quality of
grain than last year. Had it not been for the
storm the yield would have been much larger.
In places where there were no storms the yield
wili be fully thirty-five bushels per acre.
Akron, 0., had a |26,090 lire yesterday morn
ing, supposed to be the work of'au incendiary.
Thos. Dickson, president of the Delaware &
Hudson Canal company, is dead. He was in
sured in the Equitable for §22,000^
[Special Correspondence of the Globe.l
Grain most of It ready for the sickle.
Everybody busy. Harvest is iv full blast.
Grain badly brightcd on low ground.
An old settler gone in the person of Mr.
Stephen Foster who lived joining the city.
His age was 78 years and his death was very
Our young friend Frank Murphy has
joined the army of benedicts. He was mar
ried on Thursday, at Kasson, to Miss lola
Jones, daughter of brother L. T. Jones.
Cigars have been lv order for the past two
days. Frank, you have the best wishes of
all for the happiness of yourself and bloom
We learn that Mr. H. Sweet, while at work
on the farm of W. G. Ward, fell from the
scaffold of the barn, injuring himself se
verely. As be is quite old his recovery will
The matrimonial fever is running high
here at present, only five ready to take the
fatal leap, and lots more wanting to jump if
they can get the chance.
The editors of the Radical and Herald are
off on a junketing tour with the editorial ex
Bets arc pretty freely taken here on Blame
that be will be elected. The boys are taking
up most of -them as soon as they are offered.
Wm. Herbs has got his brick on the ground
to build, and we understand that Mr. Ander
son of Owatonna will do the work, having
taken the contract.
Mr. Sam Preche), of this city, while out at
his farm yesterday put his hand on the geer
ing to steady It when his hand slipped and
threw his fingers into the cogs marking one
finger and thumb. Dr. Hunt dressed the
wound hut it will be some time before be
can use it.
Mr. P. A. Clayton has been under the
weather for the past few days but is on the
Extraordinary Earnings by the St.
Paul Company for July.
[Mllwuukec Sentinel. I
When complete returns had been received
and the final footings made, yesterday,
sh >\ung the gross earnings of the Milwaukee
,V St. Paul system for the month of July,
and the result announced t<> the public, there
were general expressions of surprise, even
from officials of that railway corporation. It
had been anticipated that the earnings
would bd bet l sr than during she correspond
ing month of last year, but that the figures
would show an Increase of 9120,000 was
hardly to be exp scted. Such was the case, how
ever. .Inly earnings having been 91,049,001),
against $1,829,000 in 18SS, The road's earn
ings for the hut week of duly were, in 1831,
1666,000, and in 1883, 8678,00Q;*a Increase
Ol sss ,im.l for the week. The July increase
Indicates that the total earnings for 1884 mW
largely exceed those of .any previous year.
At the dose of she nVat half of ISS4 a dc
creaae <>f leas than 8363,000 had been ex
perienced, and thai amount has now been
reduced to $142,000. which, with a hright
prospect for fall months" traffic, will be over
come.and the total earnings for ISS4 brought
up to such a ttghrc as will surprise the stock
holders and I*.- especially gratifying to them .
Milwaukee's other railway lines also find
their duly earnings quite satisfactory. Tue
sin Centra) declines to give figures,
as does the Milwaukee ec Northern, although
the latter is known to have had Increased
earnings, without a single exception, for
every week of the : .r. The Mil
waukee. Like Shore & Western's earnings
for July amounted to $95,109, agaipst $sl,
-k:::> for thai month in 1888; increase $13. 274.
. i's earning for the last week in July
were, 1884, tSt|wB4; in 1389) $'M,4v.»: in
crease. | -.-'■ I.
TIIF. IENTRAI.'s EXTENSION.
Up to last evening thirty miles of the Wis
consin Central extension to St. Paul from
Chippewa Falls had been completed and an
additional forty miles of grading is ready for
the track layers. Work on the 2,390 * foot
across the St. Croir river is progress
ing nicely: ?i.t of the piers are completed,
one nearly so. and the foundations for three
Others are iv place. The iron work on this
will be coniph-ted nest
not the company's
let tition to open any portion of this exten
sion for regflß* traffic until Richmond has
been reached. That place is about sixty-five
miles west of Chippewa Falls, and it is ex
pected : id will be completed to
there Dy Sept. 15 It has not as vet been
fully settled is to what road will be used by
the Central in entering theeitv-of St. PauL
.re. however, that it will be the
A Crooked German.
Bar* V was, A:i.-. 4. — Wiuiaro P.'.iss, who
is charged with having forged nine drafts,
aggregating j.071 marks on tbe firm of Maid
enhciro Brcx.. of Mannheim, Germany, for
whom he was a broker, was arrested to-day
on board the steamship City of Chicago on
its arrival. Ten dollars iv cash and a list of
forged securities were found in his posses
sion. He admitted his guilt. He shipped
under the name of William Boers. He con
sented to return to Mannheim.
The Rochester & Pittsburg 1 Trouble.
Rochesteh, N. V., Aug. 4. — Notice of
pendeuey iv the action and complaint were
filed to-day in the suit of the Amou Trust
company of New York against the Rochester
& Pittsburg Railway company on the ground
that only $2,615,000 of $4,000,000 second
mortgage bouds, covering the entire property
of the company, had been authenticated and
issued by the Trust company. Of this sum
$1,182,500 is alleged to have been sold and
$1,482,000 pledged by the railway company
to secure the floating debt. Suit is brought
for the release of the second mortgage and
to sell the road, as default has been made in
the payment of luterest due August 1.
Washington, Aug, 5' — Total values ot exports
of domestic cattle, hogs and beef, pork and dairy
products, six months ended June 30, §43,837, 419,
against $54,357,704 for same period lust year:
beef aud pork products for the eight months
ended June 30, $57,570,538, against $17,679,841
for the corresponding time in 1883. Dairy pro
ducts two months ended June 80, $3,002,966,
against $2,990,-120 for the same time last year.
The number of immigrants atrivedfor the year
ending June 30. 509,834, being 82,490 less than
the preceding fiscal year, and 260,5811 less than
the year Glided June 30. 1882.
The secretary of war is informed that Indian
bureau orders have been issued to the command
ing officer of the division of the "Missouri to ex
pel all intruders from the Indian Territory.
The secretary of the interior has appointed
Robert E. Ca-penter, ot Dodge City. lowa,
superintendent of the Yellow Stone National
park, to succeed P. H. Conger, resigned.
The comptroller of currency has authorized the
Third National bank of St. Paul, Minn., to begin
business. Capital $500,000.
IVI^Y GKADY HATES CLEYEEAND.
The Reform Governor's Recorded Opinion
of John Kelly's Lieutenant.
[New York Herald. j
Thomas F. Grady, Boss Kelly's Tammany
under-strapper, whom Kelly put up to lusult
Governor Cleveland yesterday in the Chicago
convention, was a state senator at Albany
in 18S2 and ISS3. No member of the legis
lature in either year was more impudently
epraved. None was more notoriously "onn
the make." None so flagrantly opposed the
Democratic majority and the Democratic ex
ecutive In every effort they made for pure
legislation and administration. He was
continually in conspiracy with the Republi
can against his own party and iv his own
party he had no associates except the worst.
In the autumn of 1883 he was seeking a
re-election, when Governor Cleveland wrote
the following private, personal letter upon
the subject to Boss Kelly: . . ;. . »
Executive Chamber, Albany, Oct. 20,1883
Hon. John Kelly,
My Dear Sir : It is not without hesitation
that I write this. I have determined to do
so, however, because I see no reason why I
should not be entirely frank with you. lam
anxious that Mr. Grady should not be return
ed to the next senate. Ido not wish to con
ceal the fact that my personal comfort and
satisfaction are involved in this matter. But
I know that good legislation, based upon a
pure desire to promote the Interests of the
people and the improvement of legislative
methods, are also deeply involved. I for
bear to write In detail of the other consider
ations having relation to the welfare of the
party and the approval to be secured by a
change for the better in the character of its
representatives. These things will occur to
you without suggestion from me. Yours
very truly, j
This letter Kelly caused to be published,
together with a vile personal attack upon
Governor Cleveland for writing it, and when
charged with being the author of the publi
cation and the mouthpiece of the attack he
lied about his share in it. -
FRENCH LAVENBEK, FEOWERS.
Tlie Uses to Which They are Put. What
Tliey Cost and now They Look.
"The best lavender flowers," said a whole
sale druggist of Greenwich street to a New
York Sun reporter, "Come from France.
The flowers are small aud blue in color, and
are mixed with short stems as big as pins.
T.iey are very fragrant, and when rubbedon
tbe hand leave a delicate and pleasant odor.
I'll guarantee that nine out of ten persons
who use lavender water In their toilet have
not the vaguest idea What lavender Sowers
look like. Speaking of lavender" water re
minds me that, although It is so called, the
perfume used is not lavender water but lav
"How does It come to this country?"
"Iv packages of about three hundred
pounds each. It is not very expensive. We
sell it at 12 cents a pound."
"In what forms is it imported other than
"The extract aud the essential oil. The
latter is a volatile oil upon which the odor
depends. The ordinary oil sells from $1.75
to $8 a pound. Witcham's oil of lavender,
which gets its name from Witcham's garden
In London, costs $4.25 an ounce.. An ounce
of fairly good oil will perfume four or five
gallons of alcohol."
"Is lavender not also used for medicinal
"It Is a remedy for nervous debility and
one or two other complaintfe. It Is very
pleasant to the taste, and for tlhis reason is
often mixed with other medicines - The best
lavender extract is made In Germany. In
fact many of the French perfumers have all
their extracts made in Germany, because
they make them better there than anywhere
A Man Returns After Thirty Tears.
| From the Bpringllcld (Mass.) Republican.]
Rev. Archer Fairchild returned to Lee yes
terday, after an absence of thirty years. He
walked into the house of his brother-in-law,
H. A. Peck, and greatly surprised the family,
who have not heard from him for nearly thirty
yeera, aud supposed he was dead. He went
to Michigan when a boy, and finally found his
way to Portland, Ore., where he lias distin
guished himself as a Methodist preacher,
and he was sent on from there to attend the
convention In Philadelphia. He will remain
la the county visiting his old friends for a
few days, and then return by the Northern
Pacific reed folds Oregon home. His long
silence is due to the fact that after he left
Michigan lie was for a long time beyond
any possible way of communicating with bis
friends, as he was traveling through the
wilderness to the Pacific coast. And when
he reached Oregon be had been away bo long
that he did not know where his friends were.
as letters that were written were never re
ceived. He finally gave up trying to com
municate with them, hoping he might some
time come east and see them.
Sam Kallcton, a member of the Arkansas
h fislature, was very fond of offering amend
ments to bills Introduced. That was tbe
•uttit of his legislative capacity. One morn
ing, after a night's hilarity, he entered jhe
legislative hall just as tbe chaplain was ask
ing divine aid. The old man took a chew of
tobacco and listened attentively until he
chaplain closed his petition with an effective
recitation of the Lord's prayer. "Mr.
Speaker," said the old man, arising, " I
move to strike out the words 'daily bread'
and insert 'as much bread as may be found
necessary for twenty days.' We have already
done enoogh for the flood sufferers."
China will soon build Its first railway. It
will connect Pekin with Tientsin. A few
years ago a short line was experimentally
bnilt between Shanghai and Woosung. but
tbe natiTes got "the idea that their •jois"
was opposed to it, and the venture was final
Ten States were represented in the last
convention with . Senators and fifteen with
ex-Gorernc-a. and thirty with Congressmen
A destructive and voracious enemy of the
beet root has appeared in Germany. It is a
black bug, and was first seen in Silesia,
where in tbe district of Leopschutx, upward
of fifty acres of beets were completely ruined-
One cultivator, on a patch of less than ten
rods square, killed 1,500 bugs.
The Tragedy of the Hearth and the
Mournful Hearts Arouud It.
The Story of a Memorable Case-Still Waiting
for the Absont One-Seven Hund
I stood for a long time before a picture
yesterday, the life-size portrait of a lovely,
laughing child, writes a Philadelphia corres
pondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The
face was that of a boy of 4 years, fair and
dimpled, with a little rosy mouth just made
for kissing, large, clear brown eyes, through
which a happy little soul shone brightly, and
soft flaxen curls shading a broad, white brow
and falling about a rouud, white neck.
"Thtt is Charley, my little Charley," said
the master of the house sadly, and, looking
from his careworn, nervous face to tbe
cherub vision on the wall, for the first time
an undertanding of the tragedy of Charley
Ross dawned upon me, and for the benefit
of the new generation, and those to whom
the tiny hero of a mournful tale has been but
a newspaper myth, I am going to take up the
freshest threads of a well-worn story, as re
lated to me by Mr. Ross in view of the green
lane where his little son was stolen from
The house itself is situated at the end of a
broad and beautiful thorougfare in German
town, called East Washington lane. On both
sides of it are handsome, substantial man
sions of gray granite, such as Pennsylvanl
ans love, and built far back from the road
in the midst of spreading lawn 3, shaded by
fine trees, and sprinkled with beds of gay
fiowerr,. More peaceful and beautiful sur
roundings oue could hardly find, and a min
iature farm of a few acres now dotted with
sweet-smelling haycocks next to Mr. Ross's
place even suggested the country.
The house of Mr. Ross is a spacious double
one, built of stone, and surmounted by a
cupola. It stands ou the summit of a great
slope, aud, with its broad piazzas covered
with climbing honeysuckles and roses, its
husre baskets of plants and ferus, aud its
friendiy elms and oaks, looks a secure and
pleasant retreat from the noise and turmoil,
the dust and confusion of the world.
Sitting on the front verandah, I remarked
how thoroughly the great hedge of Dr trees at
the foot of the lawn cut off the view of the
"Yes," said Mr. Ross, "too thoroughly,
for it helped the wretches who stole my
children to escapa with them. Ten years
ago the Ist of July," he continued, "my
little Charley, just 4 years old, and still in
petticoats, was playing in the road with his
brother Walter, two years older than him
self. While they were frolicking about two'
men came along in a wagon drawn by one
horse. It seems they had seen the children
before and given them candy. That day
they invited the Soys to get in for a little
ride, promising them firecrackers and candy.
They, fearing nothing, complied, and were
seen, as we found later, by some of the
"When I got home at 6 o'clock to tea, Mrs.
Ross and my eldest daughter being at Atlan
tic City tor their health, the children had not
returned. The neighborhood was scoured in
vain, and at 8 o'clock on my way to the
central office to telegraph the police stations,
we met Walter returning home with Mr. Pea
cock, a friend of the family, who had found
him crying bitterly on a street corner in the
northern part of Philadelphia, just «even
miles from home.
"The boy was nearly paralyzed with fright,
but managed to relate how these men prom
ised to take them to 'Aunt Susie's' to buy
sweets and firecrackers; that they lifted him
out of the. wagon and sent him into a shop
to get them, aud when he came out they had
d 6 appeared with Ci arley. Th p dice thought
that the men were on a drunken frolic, und
when sobered would be alarmed at what they
had done and turn Charley adrift.
"The theory proved false. On the 3d of
July we advertised for him with a reward,
and the next day we received an anonymous
letter iv disguised writing, the first of a
series of twenty-three, which said the child
was safe, but that no living power could dis
cover him, and his father would have to pay
a l big cent' to get him back. The next let
ter demanded a ransom of $20,000, from
which sum the kidnapper never abated a jot,
with the alternative of putting the child to
It is Impossible in a letter to describe the
methods used for the recovery of the child
and the capture of his jailers' who demanded
that the money should be paid In advance of
the return of the boy. While negotiations
were pending seventy thousand photographs
of little Charley were distributed throughout
the land, and tons of posters, handbills and
lithographs sown broadcast. The citizens of
Philadelphia offered a reward of $30,000 for
the kidnappers, of which reward the police
volunteered to claim no part, and other large
suras were offered from public and private
sources, while the pressure put on Mr. Ross
not to jcapordize the safety of every child In
the land by paying the ransom was tremen
The police force and detective bureaus of
the whole country engaged In the search,
and in Pennsylvania, New York and New
Jersy every river boat and sloop, every out
house, stable and place of 111-repute, every
hotel and lodging-bouse, tramp quarter,
burglars 1 haunt, barn, mill, ferry and de
serted hut was searched, and every building,
private and public, in Philadelphia gone
through. The postoffice and all the letter
boxes were watched; detectives watched
every train that left or entered the city.
Human ingenuity wore itself threadbare in
attempts to recover the stolen boy.
Fraud, too, found a festival iv this new
form of domestic calamity, and Mr. Ross re
ceived thousands of letters from spiritualists,
clairvoyants, and mediums, and even from
blackmailers of all sorts including convicts
in jail and murderers awaiting their doom,
professing knowledge of the abductors.
Then came a host of these vile creations
called anonymous letters, always the work,
as Supt. Walling says, "of creatures who
have all the willingness but not the courage
to commit murder." These letters w» re to
♦he police, suggesting that Mr. Ross stole bis
own child: that if his fine garden were dug
up its bones would be discovered; that the
child was not Mrs. Ross', etc. One news
paper boldly printed an article embodying
these suggestions, was sued for libel, severe
ly reprimanded by the court, and obliged to
pay heavy damages.
The uproar the country was In over this
case, and the way man. woman and child
turned detoctive. thoroughly alarmed the
kidnappers, and they deserted plan after
plan proposed to Mr. Ross for the exchange,
so afraid were they of being entrapped. In
tbe history of civilization there has never
been a crime like tbi«, nor one that as thor- j
oughly baffled detectives.
One plan proposed by the abductors, and ;
which involved almost fatal consequences to
Mr. Ross, was that he should put the money
in a valise, start from Philadelphia at night,
co on to New York and tbence to Albany,
riding the entire distance on the platform of
tbe rear car, and the instant he saw a torch
held by a man waving a handkerchief be was
to throw the valise on tbe track, with the
warning that if tbe train was stopped the
child's throat would be cut.
Mr. Ross went through this frightful or
deal standing on his feet the entire distance '
every nerve on an intense strain, with tbe
fear of missing the signal, which was looked ]
for in rain. His own description of this ]
heartrending journey is thrilling, but. com- j
ing after months of mental agony and over- j
fatigue, it terminated in a severe illness, j
which decided bis wife and family to run the i
risk of paying the ransom in advance, on ■
the faint hope that the boy would be re- j
turned: bat, though all their directions were
followed, the child-thieves, on whose track
tbe police now were, failed to appear' and a
lull ensued for several weeks.
Then the public were electrified at hearing
that two burglars had l»een killed while rob
bing a bouse on Bay ridge; that one, Mosber ',
died instantly, and that his comrade. Dong
las, lived only long enough to confess tbe
stealing of Charley Ross, and to solemnly
swear that no one bnt tbe dead man knew
his whereabouts, and so it is to- usj that the
fate of that little, sunny-faced, golden-haired
boy is still wrapped in a dark raystury.
The safety of millions of children has been
purchased, it seem too sadly true, by the life
of one, though the parents of that one still
fondly cling to the hope that their son will
some day appear among their..
"The hue and cry that rang through this
groat republic," said Mr. Ross, "straugled
this species of crime Id its birth. No one
dreamed before what a hold a child of four
years had on the heart of a nation, though at
the time my child was stolen there wss no
law by which his kidnappers could be pun
ished. This and a number of other states
have since then made the crime of chlld
steaiing, for the purpose of extortion, pun
ishable by twenty-five years of solitary.im
prisonment, with hard labor, aud a fine of
"I have," continued Mr. Ross, "examined
personally into over seven huudred eases of
boys supposed to be my son since his disap
pearance; have traveled thousands of miles
In pursuit of him, and spent over $00,000 in
trying to trace him in vain. Iv the first two
years alone over three hundred children
scattered from Maine to San Francisco, and
even in England, Scotland, Cuba, Nova
Scotia, and Canada were supposed to be my
child from the resemblance to his pictures
or the mystery surrounding them. I have
often thought of the extraordinary number,
if girls are included, of children about whose
existence and surroundings there Is some
"Has this hunt for Charlie ever resulted
in the return of any lost children to their
"Yes; of a number; for, though mine was
the first case ou which a ransom had been
put, other children have been stolen by
tramps to beg for them, and even In some
cases taken for personal revenge. The most
pitiful ease I know of was that of little Harry
Lachmuller, of St. Louis, who was stolen
from his father's garden by two tramps, who
had a woman with them, and wanted a child
to beg. Mr. Lachmuller offered large re
wards, and employed every available means
to recover his child, traveling ail over Eu
rope, and ' several times in this country ad
vertising his loss, but in vain."
"Well, one day I received a letter from
Chester, 111., describing the tramps who had
been brutal in their treatment of a child sup
posed to be Charley, aud to disguise him had
thrown acids into his face, badly disfiguring
him, dyed his hair, and scarred his bod} - .
My brother James went on at once, and saw
that It was not our lost lamb; but the public
ity given the case by the papers reached Mr.
Lachmuller, aud on the bare supposition of
its being his son, he came ou and fouud,
indeed, that it was his child.
"Strangely enough, though the villainous
treatment he had been subjected to had made
the boy forget even his name and the place
where he came from, he recognized bis
father with a scream of joy. There has also
been another class of cases in which, though
the proper parents could not be found, the
children have been taken away from the
wretches who bad them in charge and been
properly taken care of by the authorities."
"How do you account for this large num
ber of stray children?"
"A great many of them never can be ac
counted for. Some have left asylums or
homes; many are illegitimate, and quite a
number belong to families in which domestic
nn happiness has prompted either the father
or mother to take them away and keep them
In concealment. There are also instances
where the children have been purposely put
on trains and deserted, or where they have
run away from guardians glad to get rid of
them. Children are not unfrequently found
among Italian or gypsy bands who cannot
be accounted for.
"Yes," continued Mr. Ross, in reply to a
question, "dozens of children have looked
me in the face and said their name was
Charley Ross. In fact, that name has be
come the synonym of a lost child, and it is
frequently given to children in poorhouses
and asylums. Hardly a week passes without
a letter or a clew of some sort being sent to
me now, aud, of course, the claimants are
frequent. Why, a fortnight ago a little
tramp calling himself Charley Ross looked
me right in the eye and suid he remembered
my singing him to sleep with Moody and
Sankey hymns. I never sang a tuno In my
"Do you believe your son Is living now?"
"I do not know what to believe any more
than you do; but until I know he is dead
his mother and I shall watjh for his com
ing," concluded Mr. Ross, with emotion.
Six other lovely children played about the
Ross homestead, one of them a fairy girl
bearing a striking likeness to her lostb. other
but as I walked back through the shady
Nines to the station I was struck by the fact
that though ten summers have fled since the
cruel robbery, not a child could be seen
frolicking on the highways.
A Flourishing Enterprise in San Frayi
cisco — Some Evidence tltat Insurers may
For three yerrs past, says the San Fran
slsco C/troniele, there has been In existence iv
this city a concern which styles itself the
"Universal Benevolent association of Cali
fornia for unmarried persons," a sort of mu
tual insurance nnd endowment company,
paying to its members a benefit, not at death,
but in the event of that other calamity, mar
riage. It was incorporated in 1881, and has
since then done a flourishing business, per
suasive circulars headed, "Loss to members
impossible," or "All certificates non-forfeit
able," together with a host of agents, being
successful in getting many people to join its
membership. Its pamphlets further give as
as references such well known
m n as P. J. White, W. T.
Wallace, J. A. Johnson, J. K. Luttrell, John
G. Downey, Michael Kane and others, and
as the association has in fact paid various
sums of money to members upon marriage,
tbe task of obtaining recruits has not been
very great. Nevertheless, the association
has lately been in a little trouble, caused by
falling behind in its payment of marriage
Insurance, as the members had become tired
of paying assessments, and then the man
agement came magnanimously to the front
with the offer to pay all outstanding claims if
the members would consent to pay back the
amount in subsequent assessments. This
brought several letters of inquiry to the
Chronicle, accompanied by some of the well
worded pamphlets, as a result of which a re
porter undertook to Inquire into the system
of marriage insurance and this particular as
sociation's method of doing business.
WHEKE THE MONEY GOES.
He found tbe office of the concern in a
private house at 1038 Mission street, the
parlors of which had been convetred into a
business bureau. E. C. Tully, Its president
and general manager, was as benevolently
ready to furnish all desired information as
if he were managing a missionary fund.
Mr. Tully's first act was to put into the re
porter's hand a printed paper containing a
statement of the marriage fund for May,
1884. It showed the total receipts since tbe
incorporation to be $140,698.25, of which
$137, 813.09 had been paid for marriage en
dowments, leaving a balance of $2,170.65 in
the treason. The remaining $713.61 was
accounted for as expenses for May collec
tions, the association deducting 10 per cent,
for that purpose from ail receipts. Conse
quently the entire 10 per cent, on the
amount collected from assessments is a little
over $15,300. This sum, Mr. Tully ex
plained, was Intended to cover the cost of
"This is the best thing In insurance yet
devised," he added. "It is cheaper, far
cheaper, than the old line business."
The reporter then asked the number of tbe
members in good standing.
"We have issued about 10,150 $1,000
memberships," proudly replied Mr. Tully.
"Each membership pays an initiation fee
of $8, docs it not?" asked tbe reporter.
"That makes $81,400. What has become of
"Ahem," answered Mr. Tally, slightly
embarassed. "The memberships are
mostly double ; that is, one member has
two memberships, and pays an Initiation fee
of only $12 for the two."
"Which makes $60,900," said tbe repor
ter. "Where U that accounted for?"
"Oh, thatha* nothing to do with the mem
bers," replied Mr. Tully. "It goes to the
association tor expenses."
"Your annual daea are $»5 for each double
membership, which, at 10.150 single mem
bers, makes $30,450 a year: where does that
go?" continued the reporter.
'Oh, you are mistaken " said Mr. Tully.
"We have not 10,150 members. Half of
them have lapsed, failed to pay their dues o
assessment, and 670 have married."
"That leaves 4,330 at $3 for single mem
bers, $12,990 a year. Have you an account
of the expenditure of all these sums?"
"We have, sir, we have," was Mr. Tully's
answer. "Mr. Bookkeeper, will you come
here?" This gentleman wants "to know
about the expenditure of the Initiation fees
and dues; cau you give an account?"
"I will make it out," the bookkeeper said,
"and have it ready to-morrow."
BOOKS OVEIt A YEAH IST AHHEAKS.
"A look at your books will satisfy me,"
suggested the reporter.
"If Mr. Tully orders a statement, I will
prepare It." stillly affirmed the man of fig
"But you announce that your books are
open to inspection," interposed the reparter;
"why can't you show them ?"
"Because the expenditure of this money,"
the bookkeeper said, "does uot concern the
members of the public."
"That will be new; to them." the reporter
said. "You have received $15,000 on the as
sessment collections, §60,000 in initiation
fees, perhaps §60,000 in dues, a total of
§135,000, all to collect §137,750 for benefits
and divide it among 670 persons, less than
§200 each, showing that the 4330 will have to
contribute §400 each more if they expect to
get §200, as did the 670 who have received
benefits, and yet you say the whole ques
tion of expenditure don't concern them."
"But, my dear sir," chimed lv Mr. Tully,
"the question whether our insurance Is
cheap or not is one for the members to con
sider. Still you may see the books, for really
we have nothiug to conceal."
The book-keeper accordingly produced his
cash book. "It is not quite written up," he
remarked as he oponed its pages, "but it will
do. You see, up to March 1, ISB3, we re
ceived §37,050 for initiation fees."
"And how much since then!"
"Oh, I have not entered the book up since
then. But I can do so easily."
"Only one year and four months' figures;
that certainly is not far behind. How much
in dues' did you receive up to March, 1883?"
"We received from California dues §12,
"How much in other dues?"
"The returns are not quite in. I can give
you everything else up to March, 1883. We
paid §3,085 for advertising §8,360 for post
age, §2,573 for expense, $3,383 for wages,
§1,432 for printing, §27,720 for agents' fees,
and so ou."
AX OPEN' SECRET.
"How many memberships have you issued
up to March, 1883?"
"We issued 6,266."
' 'And you pay no salaries to the president
and other officers?"
"I will tell you about that," luterrupted
Mr. Tully. "It is au open 6ecret that if
there are no debts outstanding against the
association's funds, we may divide the bal
ance anions the officers instead of salaries.
That Is well understood."
Mr. Tully did not volunteer to tell how
much bad thus been divided, aud, as the
books have not beeu written up since March
1, ISB3, and have never been balanced since
the date of the association's orgauization, it
can only be presumed that a division was
had wheuever there was money enough iv
the safe and no bills to be paid.
But going back to the figures In the books
as written up to March 1, ISB3, 6eyeral of
them require no explanation. The amount
of initiation fees from 6268 memberships Is
given at §37,050. Each member's initia
tion fee for a single membership is $8, and
for a double membership §12. Grautiug
therefore, that all the members up to that
time had taken out the double, initiation
fees should have amounted to §37,506. But
there were confessedly some single ones,
which would increase the amount by §2 for
each such, making quite a discrepancy. The
next peculiar item is that of dues, of
which only §12,6-15 was paid in during
eighteen months by 6266 memberships, which
at the lowest figures, had to pay $3 a year in
advance, for the by-laws provide that "the
annual dues must be forwarded by the mem
ber immediately after he has received his
certificate of membership," so that it is rea
sonable to suppose that every member paid
at least one year's dues. It is
one of the peculiarities of these by-laws that
Its .provisions are much more stringent about
initiation fees and dues than assessments,
the former being payahle to the head ollice
only. Thus the matter of assessments is so
poorly regulated that the members who joined
in 1881, when assessed, are taxed three
times the amount claimed from those who
joined in 1883.
"This is quite fair," Mr. Tully explained.
"They are uot assessed any more than the
new members, only they are assessed three
assessments in oue and at once."
"But why?" asked the reporter.
"Because," Mr. Tully answered, "In 1881
and 1882 there were uot so many marriages
as there are now, so they got off easily. That
is why we assess class 1881 triple and class
"But have they not paid all the claims
which accrued against them in accordance
with the by-laws!" asked the reporter.
"Oh yes, they have; but they were small
in amount, so we have them make up
"You fjdon't assess them triple because
they, having paid long aud patiently, cau't
draw out, while, the new members can!"
suggested the reporter.
"No, indeed not. We think it fair and
that Is the reason we doubled up ou then
when we had to. It is oue of the thlugs we
had to do."
An attempt to have Mr. Tully explain
where the money to pay the benefits of the
assessment paying members is to come
from when their certificates mature, as they
will begin to do under the by-laws In 18S(5,
failed completely, except lv so far as be
held that assessments were to do It. That
means in 1*81), the possible thousand mem
bers will assess each other and pay each
other $1,000 or $2,000, as the case
may be, each man being assessed
and paid the same sum,
nobody awlnncr and nobody a loser, except
in a trifling amount of initiation fees, annual
dues and the preceding assessments. Some
thing like this must have dawned upon tin;
Universal Benevolent people — a most appro
priate title — for in their last statement they
aay; "The association to be prosperous
must have a constant accretion to member
ship;" or, in other words, with a slight varia
tion, the plan Is "assess Peter to pay Paul,"
with a constant secretion of coin in fees and
dues and ten per cent, for collection, to be
divided among the officers if there Is no debts
outstanding. It is hardly necessary to add \
that the members, or rather tin; assessment
and due payers, have no voice in the govern
ment of this mutual concern . It is their
proud privilege to pay and the privilege of
the Universal Benevolent association to re
ceive and to divide.
The Future Queen of Spain.
[Madrid Letter to the American Kcgister.]
The heir to the crown even assumes the
title of Prince Asturias — thus we have a
sweet little girl, the Infanta Mercedes, who
is, up to the present persumptive heiress, I
called the Princess Asturias. Tbe little baby
Is the very image of ber royal mother, Queen I
Christina (CbrlsU as she likes to sign ber- '<
self, with the Austrian GemutklkJikeil.) She j
appears daily in public, that is, she takes a
drive through tbe streets of Madrid to the j
beautiful Park of tbe Rctiro, the Spanish Bois |
de Bonlogne, or on the Castcllana, a magni- j
flcent promenade. Whenever her outrider j
appears, everybody stops to get a glimpse, of !
the lovely, winesome child, so pure and del- |
icate in her snowy robes. She Is always j
dressed in white, summer or winter; even I
the little chair which is fixed upon tbe seat of
heir little carriage is covered with white satin \
upholstery. Her equerry always rides along- !
side the door of her carriage, and her gov- |
erness, tbe duchese of Medina de las Torres, I
occupies tbe seat at her left. Her wet
nurse was a Spanish woman from tbe moun
tains of Asturias, but her nurse is an En
The Vasaar girl's favorite Bom an hero—
A summery proceeding — Taking off your
Marriage increases the papa-lation of the
Xo brass band can play as many airs as a j
drum-major can put on.
Spring may be postponed on account of :
tbe weather, but that new spring bonnet, j
Puffery, Jewelry, Woolen for Morning'
Dressy Afternoons aud Even
ings, Lawn Tennis
] Special Correspondence of the Globe. J
New York, August 1, 1884.
Puffery cannot puff too much our puffed
up styles; tbe dressmaker has been before
hand and done all that can be done. One
can scarce exceed a limit of one aud a half
feet of horizontal puffery for the tournure of
a lady not more thau five feet in height.
Add to that the diameter of waist (not always
the most delicate) and you have a remark
able balance of proportions. A meaning
less puff at the waist line in frout and 'mo
ther or several others below, with acme of
puffery by puffs at the sides may be obtained.
At times a plump little lady indulges in a
revel of puffs and wears them all or again,
a lady with wasp like waist will choose one
grand effort of puffery at the back. Here
one is nothing if not decided. The lines
are shapely drawn and a kind reader wili
please imagine the contour. Perhaps It is
the plain round skirt with sash aud belt
which saves us from au absolution of puff
ery. As a relief one comes along: several
come along and taking courage we see
costumes come along, infected of course
with the epidemic of puffery hut evidently
mild cases such as the clergyman's
wife might be affected by without »caudal.
A season or two ago, the ear-ring fell into
the same pit of oblivion which overwhelmed
the '-set, from present indications, jewelry
of all kinds seems traveling the same down
ward path and a tender heart might feel like
Bollcitude for the Jeweller as when au advent
of simplicity overtook tlie hairdresser. The
latter however made up in front pieces what
was wanting at the back of the average head
and in like manner now are tiud some few
great extravagances for evening wear, out
do the former perpetual efforts by day. A
single glittering row of diamonds for the.
neck is worth many lnsignificancles; one 01
more strands of fine pearls, bedeck with a
radiance that may well atone for hours of ab
stinence while us an evening ear-riu.
graud solitaire unique and hard to procure,
is perhaps more sought after than the new
common diamond, two often chosen by the
daughter of a pill or the wife of a medicine
bottle. Moonstones, so called because of
their soft playing light, sun-stones shining
like yellow diamonds, Alexaudrites curiously
green by day and red by night or the equal
ly mysterious cats-eyes are in great demand
and cost accordingly. There is as yet a po
etic gleam about these jewels which has long
since departed from the diamond, the prey
of every body who has a bank account and
doubtless for that reason exclusive! are ask
ing for diamonds that Hash a pure yellow
light rather than the white. Buttercups,
daisies, wild carrots, wild roses and other
flowers exquisitely imitated by contrasting
of rubies, emeralds, pear!-, diamonds, ami
glowing enamels are too beautiful to be laid
aside while specimens of tbe now extinct
reptile mania cau scarce he abandoned.
More ordinary lace pins, an occasional
medallion or brooch are worn by day but It
is modestly done and one baa the credit of
much iv safe deposit when the unadorned.
is worn unadorned and of wool. A -ilkun
frippery before mid-day being looked upon as
savoring of "Ssrtoga where they do such
things you know." let within the above
genteel limitations, these sublimities do their
best and trim up white, flannel, eorduroi
or cheviot dresses with a tare which shows
that baptismal vows may have been laid
away in camphor. Frequently again, there
is an ostentation of plain ess; no touch of
trimming, a tailor's unobtrusive stitch com
porting with the puritan severity of the peep
ing linen collar and gold button. Veilings
are allowable; young members often atone
by bright colors for lack of expenaivenesa
while as the nearest approach lo "dress" one
beholds morning costumes of vale gray,
mushrndns colored or changeable mohairs.
By and by the curtain is rung up and
begin to be seen. Summer siiks are a sort of
dawn before the perfect day. Too modest to
be vulgar, they sometimes glimmer among
matutinal wools or glide unobtrusively where
Indian and Chinese fabrics drape. Silken
stuffs are reached and here comes tho climax;
'•f jiiilTery and what can one do but look
wonderingly about one. The glitter grows
tiresome and one turns to lace dresses as a
relief jaunty veilings prettily adorned arc ad
mls.sabli: except mi grand occasions. Lace
dresses indeed area kingdom in themselves.
Not very expensive ones are of black imita
tion chantiliy made over Surah and trimmed
with ribbon or velvet bows. Spanish lace,
cither black or white makes attractivi
and favorite white lave is Imitation Mechlin
or Etdelwelsa in maiden's hair fern patterns.
Oriental laces are In many different designs
and all these lace costumes with lace bonnrl
are among (be most refined outfits. Of
cours* for full dress thr;> are lace dresse*
costing almost any amount of money: Silks
with rare lace Bounces and the like, but the
usual lace dress is not exorbitant and ex
ceedingly becoming alike to the quite young
lady and thu lady whose school days are grow
ing historical. Par excellence, the latter.
I. AWN TENNIS.
Amost "down and nut" is the blouse
waist formerly thought essential to lawn
tennis. Thought so before' the invention of
the jersey but now secondary. Since com
fort being the leading idea, there must the
jersey take precedence. The c irsage ques
tion being thus disposed of, one finds all
manner of pr tty fancies elaborate d upon In
skirts. Here ii' ever one does as oue cbooei i,
and given a good idea it Is acted upon re
gardless of what others an: doing. Some
skirts hang in uniformity of plaiting from
waist to lower edge, others are gathered at
the waist nnd from tin-nee are plain; while
again we see an abandon of ornament With
peasant like seeking after plcturesqueness
M for example where uniting* of Turkey red
and blue cotton are wrought In ihowy
stitches of embroidery. Alpine hats with
high sloping crowns are picturesque; Leg
horn Bat always comes in acceptably and
pokes trimmed with mull and flowers gives
Mushroom has sprung up like a vcritaWu
i mushroom in the world of c dor — Nonpareil
| yelveteen received the only medal awarded
; at the recent International exhibition at Am
sterdam, Holland.— Dressing sacquea aro
made In Mother Hubbard style, a plain yoke
with fullness shirred to It, sleeves rather fall
and gathered to a band with ruffle to n
ruffle around yol.< lie re U iiothiip.
Newport cottager so prides himself upon as
his lawn which from never ending care le
ucines a real carpet of green Upon which
Turkish rugs arc lavishly spread on occasion
of the lawn party. Fanciful M-ats around]
I and delicate wet repose on the rut; b«:slde
the ni, tic chair or bench. "Cottage" is tbe
. immple appellation given to magnificent
' villas — Pears are not so plentiful h •
Ptssrs' soap Which i» now in very great de .
n, nnd stace belles have been not a little im
presscfl by the verdict of suen besdtles as
j Pattl and Mrs. Lungtry. There is at least
j uo "ciap-trap regarding this article of ti iu
I toilet since it is earnestly recommended by
highest medical authorities who ba7e
made th- -ion and complexion a life, long
study — Edwin Booth's daughter recently
wore an evening costume of cr.-itm colored
lace and crimson flowered silk- Lace flounce*
covered the front breadth When was placed
I a very full cluster of ribbon loop* ami long
lends. Silk corsage with pointed front
j lined with ribbon and ribbon simulating a
vest. Back, sides and apron front of skirl
I of silk with an occasional glimpse of lace:
j elbow sleeves finished with lace and ribbon.
Mrs. Kernochan, a short, plain skirt of dark
blue velvet with narrow tablier of pale blue
ard yellow brocade with black lace jabot ex
tending along each edge. The velvet Is
slashed at the bottom, tbe tabs resting on a
narrow puff of velvet. The velvet txisque
has a brocade vest and flaring cuffs of the
same. Trimming Is full frilling and Jabot
of lace with ribbon bows. Mm, Rhinelander
a lawn party costume of fine gray wool hav
ing the front of tbe skirt embroidered with
pink and white morning glories and
haves. Overdress of gray lined with pink.
Hat of gray straw trimmed with pink and
i white ribb'.n and morning glories, Oray
parasol to natch dress and embroidered with
| floral spray in keeping.