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ington, D. C. June 20, 10p.m.-Observations
taken at the same moment of time at all sta
tions. '-'M:M '' :-j'-: .. . . —
Stations! Bar. Ther.^^ Weather.
p au i ~2Q^ 67 'SB , Cloudy.
SStenrSAj "I r Lt. rain.
Lacrosse IS:" Sm «<
Ft.Gai-ry '30.10 «£W _ Cloudy.
Minnedosa i30.1T <f g £ "iv"
Moorhead E.« 51 g„ Uoudj '
Qu'Appello 30.80 io Q»B Fair
St. Vincent 30.10 47 M H>. rain.
Ft. Assiniboine J I• • i •> - • • « » ; •*-••*
Ft.Buford ,30.23 50 NE Fair
Ft. Custer 30.13' 61 N C oudy.
Helena 30.11 53 X Cloudy.
5S i::::::::::S>:S «»
Medicine Hat.... 30.20 68 XE Clouav.
Duluth 29.77 63 .NW Cloudy.
Albany 30.06 72 S Fair.
Vieksburg 30.02 83 Calm |C lear.
Galveston.. 30.04 84 \S£ >j gear.
New Orleans 30.07 80 feW Clear.
Shreveport 30.00 85 5> |C ear.
Cincinnati 29.97 72 BW ,C ear.
Memphis 129.96 81 8 • Clear.
Nashville 29.96 75 SE Cloudy
Cleveland 29.88 6S b £ °udy.
Chicago*. 29.89 70 SE Clear.
DesMomoV...... 29.84 68 ;SE , Cloudy.
St. Louis 2«. ™ S Clear.
Montreal 29.94 70 SW Cloudy:
Quebec 30.00 55 E }}*>**»•
New York 80.18 67 £W Cloudy.
Boston 30.10 68 |W Cloudy.
Washington 130.11] 72 [3 **"'•
DAILY LOCAL MEANS. .
PBaT Ther. H S". y . \ Wind - I Weather.
29.843 I 72.0 j 87.3 8 Cloudy.
~~ Maximum thermometer, 88.6: minimum
thermometer, 63.0; daily range, 25.6. _-.
Kiver— Observed height, 7.3 feet; fall in
24 hours, 0.1 loot. .r. , -, -.-
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Washington, June 21, la. m.— For the
Upper Mississippi valley: Local rains, winds
becoming variable, falling temperature, in
the northern portion stationary, followed by
falling temperature in the southern portion,
with a cool wave during Monday. For the
Missouri valley: Local rains, followed by
cooler and clearing weather with a cool wind,
rising barometer, variable winds, generally
shifting to northeasterly. ... MM- '■"•
NUB OF THE NEWS.
James Russell Lowell arrived at Boston yes
Three men succeeded in robbing a St. Paul
East-bound business from Chicago contin
- The interest is increasing at the Bed Rock
A readjustment of the salaries of postmas
ters has just been completed.
Hon. W. P. Murray was given a surprise
' party on his sixtieth birthday.
Gen. Bragg has gotten all the postoffice
scalps he went to Washington for.
' More than $2,000 have been subscribed for
the Minneapolis newsboys' home.
Ron. John Sherman and a party of distin
guished gentlemen are in the city.
Edward Ada, an escaped prisoner from
Minneapolis, was arrested in St. Paul.
The queen is said to be particularly anxious
that tbe Conservatives shall accept office.
The St. Paul & Duluth road will be asked to
. : join the Northwestern Traffic association.
Adolph Biermann of Bochester has been
appointed . collector of internal revenue for
President Adams of the Union Pacific thinks
the prospects for western trade this season
Aberdeen, Dak., Democrats, held a mass
meeting yesterday and elected delegates to
the Sioux Falls convention.
The Minnesota State Sunday School asso
eiption will hold its annual convention in
Faribault, beginning June 30.
The fight for the surveyor generalship be
tween Donnelly and Crooks may result in the
selection of a third candidate.
The coroner's inquest on the body of T. J.
Law found that lie came to his death by a
shot from a gun in Levinsky's hands. x .:'
Postmaster General Tilas is keeping his eye
on the coming Wisconsin legislature, as there
is a United States senator to be elected.
Details of the disastrous storm which oc
curred off Newfoundland Sunday last show
great destruction and numerous lives lost.
A disorderly scene occurred in a court at
Fort Worth, Tex., in which the presiding
judge figured. It is feared that a tragedy
will result. :£- : . : .
SENATOR SHERMAN IN ST. PAUL.
In his talk with the Globe this morning
Senator Sherman of Ohio, who is making
a brief sojourn in the city, discusses freely
and frankly all topics presented to his con
sideration by our reporter except on the
subject of ax's boom for the presi
dency. The Globe readers can readily un
derstand Mr. Sherman's reticence on a
subject so much delicacy to one who is
"looking a leedle out" himself, and will
consequently excuse his silence in that
respect His crltioismsonthe Cleveland
administration sound a little peculiar, com
ing as they do from an ex-member of the
Hayes administration. 'It must be ad
mitted that Mr. Sherman Is a little over
sensitive in his present dislike to the ap
pointment of ex-rebels to places in the ad
ministration, and particularly so when it is
remembered that he was once an impor
tant cabinet officer in an administration
when the ex-rebel Key was also a
member of the presidential house
hold. The senator's sudden conversion on
the Chinese question in connection with his
effort to usurp from Mr. Blame the
monopoly \of the bloody-shirt banner
will confirm the suspicion which prevails
in some quarters that he is really in the
ring for the next Republican nomination.
His rose-colored view of the political situ
ation ■in Ohio is natural enough for a gen
tleman whose entire hope of future prefer-,
ment depends upon the cast of the die in
that state. Having veered around until he
stands upon Mr. Blame's platform
Senator v Sherman might have some
hope of capturing the nomination for presi
dent lie could only possess Mr. Blame's
personal magnetism. But alas for his
hopes, the leopard cannot change his spots.
There -is no \ man in the country who pos- ■
| sesses sounder judgment in business mat
ters or displays j more judicious foresight
- than Senator Sherman, and his invest
ments in St Paul are a forcible-Illustration .
of it. iaHu^fiHESMjarrould;;. be induced,
to confide the. Judgment of a Democratic
' ■'■'fiM@LJ l Ss??^^^®? the -advice of the
Gi^oiie and come to St. l Paul to live, : where
he could have a much Abetter and a much
surer" thing of it than, trying ..to defeat Mr.'
aim; for the next nomination. *«
THE SATURDAY; HALF . HOLIDAY.
Thanks to the efforts of the daily press of
the metropolis the Saturday .half holiday
.movement in New York has become a gen
erous and beneficent fact. "Nearly all the
leading business houses in the city signed
an agreement whereby their employes were
to have -Saturday afternoon for a holiday
from the Ist' of June ;to the Ist '.of
October in each, year. The few
firms . that have hesitated to # join
in the movement will sooner or later
; discover their mistake. It is one of the
'greatest reform movements of the age and
is a revolution that will never go backward.
It will extend from city to city until the
time is reached when Saturday half holi
days will prevail everywhere, not only dur
ing the summer months but during .the,
entire year. '•% The" movement is important
in that it inaugurates the first check to that
restless, feverish excitement 1 in business
methods characteristic of this genera
tion and, which is wearing, out
our business men with fearful rapidity. It
; is a rare thing to : find an active business
I man in this day who lives to old age. In
order to keep pace with the constant and
untiring rush he wears himself out before
he has reached the. period where he should
be in the prime and the vigor of his man
hood. As he drops into the grave the busy
world hardly finds time to drop a tear for
Ids 1055... His place is filled with another,
who in a few years follows him— the victim
of overwork. There must be a stop some
where to these ruinous business habits, and
the . half-holiday . movement is the first
halting place that has yet \ appeared.
The movement is a valuable .ally to the
work of the church in protecting the sacred
ness of the Sabbath day, and will enlist the
support of the entire Christian community.
It will have a tendency to establish kindlier
relations between capital and labor. A
voluntary act on the part of capitalists, by
which their employes are released a few
hours each week from the drudgery of work,
will go far toward increasing fidelity during
business hours and will help to cement the
good feeling between the two parties, which
should always exist. A generous deed gen
erously done makes the whole world feel
better. And then it will do the working
men and the workingwomen, who toil in
the shop and at the desk and behind the
counter, so much good, both morally and
physically. After a walk through the parks,
a visit to the country, a good swim, a sail on
the lake or river, they come back to their
tasks in a- better moral and physi
cal- condition to work. They are
stimulated by the recreation, they have en
joyed. Only those who have experienced
it. know what a refreshing sense there is in
going a fishing during the hot season and
lying under the shade of a tree on the bank
of a stream, even if you catch no fish. The
fewer fish you catch the better you feel,
because it is the rest and not the exertion
you need. "All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy." So the generous
business firms who have enlisted in this
movement will find that their generosity
has been amply repaid in the improved
quality of work they get from their em
ployes in consequence of the Saturday half
holiday. - '■■. -v "•
Prom reading the published reports of
the faith-cure meetings being held in Chi
cago a person must come to the conclusion
that the devotees '. have mistaken hysteria
for religion. Where women fall down in
! "trances," and men profess to see visions
while laboring under an intense excitement,
there can be no rational explanation of the
causes except that they are, at
tributable to some nervous- disease.
In these physical phenomena there
is no evidence of any intellectual pro
cess whatever, and consequently can be no
mental conviction or conversion. It is
nothing more or less than an involuntary
j and irrational nervous convulsion. The
I medical student at once recognizes in it one
of the manifestations of the many-sided dis
ease called hysteria.- Such manifestations
are not uncommon during periods of deep
religious excitement. They are familiar
scenes to those who have been in the habit
of witnessing revival meetings among the
negroes in the Southern states,
A peculiarity of this physical religion is
that it is contagious or epidemic in charac
ter. Merely looking at a person in convul
sions will often throw sensitive persons into
a precisely similar state. The precise as
pect of the epidemic may be determined
by almost any trivial external incident.
Some forty years , ago a singular re
ligious excitement . swept over the
state of Kentucky, during which was
developed a phenomenon commonly
known as the "jerks." Suddenly one person
in a congregation would commence jerking
and perhaps in less than ten minutes every
body in the house would be doing the same
tiling. About the same time, or a little be
fore, there was a similar excitement in Ire
land which was marked by a peculiar desire
of those affected to climb. In the churches
the converts would climb the pillars of the
edifice, and when meetings were held in the
open air they would climb trees and poles.
Both in Kentucky and Ireland the epi
demic was spread by contagion. Those
passing from an infected village or . parish
to one which had previously escaped
would carry the infection with them. And
it looks now as if the faith-healing cure,
which broke out in the Eastern cities a
short time age, is spreading and will con
tinue to spread until it has swept over all
parts of the country. Inasmuch as the
phenomena attending these revivals are
physical and not mental, and can have
nothing to do with the will or understand
ing, the .effects will be evanescent. A
little sound education in physiology and the
elements of medical science is all \ that is
necessary to dispel the hallucination.
The French scientist who claimed that a
dog that had been dead for several hours
has overdone the thing in the report of ' his
experiments. ,He . cut off a dog's ■ head
and then injected the veins of the head
with blood. ;. He reports that the head then
returned to life. The head was able to
close its mouth, turned its eyes in 'the
direction of . the person who called
its name, and barked whenever a piece of
meat was held to view. As the Parisian failed
to explain how the head could bark without
a lung attachment, discredit was thrown
on the whole story, But an ' experiment
made by two New York scientific persons a
few days ago has a ; . more encouraging face
on it V A dog was bled to death and permit
ted to remain dead for three hours , and a
half. At the expiration of that time blood
was injected into the dog's veins, and it re
covered and is now as well as usual. J This
fact so worked upon Mr. Alden of the New
York Times that he immediately sough*
and obtained a foreign appointment from
the government He evidently ; did not
want to remain in this country and see the
land dotted all over with ', dog crematories,
which would have to be erected, for the
only possible way to put - it out of the
power of 1 evil-disposed 1 persons to ; bring
mean dogs back to life, after they had been
killed, would be to burn the i bodies. ''
In consideration of the s unusual kindness
the American people have shown to Mr.
Alden, he has felt it his duty to, leave be
hind "him : some - suggestions which ; will
tend to reconcile . his '. countrymen . ; to
the calamity which has overtaken them
by -reason of this:, gone-dog i discovery.
In , an-, affecting ; article ; ■■ in \ the Times
Mr. Alden advises people to content them
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, ■ 7 SUNDAY MOBNING. JUNE 21, 1885.— SLXTEEK PAGES;
selves with a dog's \ head ;'. instead 7. of the
•whole dog. 'He says } '."the head > can : be
mounted on a neat ; stand and it can bo
'Idled with blood whenever the owner wishes
to pet his abridged dog. :•; The owner could
permit the head to die through the day time
and : could vivify -it only '• in the .'• even
' Jug, .- thus ■ ' obtaining . all ' the' advantages
of canine society at very • little expense for
blood. There can be no doubt ; th.at if per
sous desire to keep such dogs as spitzes and
pugs, the plan of keeping only the dog's
head, deprived of tlie power, to • bark, and
incapable of biting' an' unsuspecting ; leg,'
would •be a great X improvement %on \ tlie
present plan of ; keeping whole dogs, and it
is probable that it would be cheaper to till a
dog's head with blood for ah hour or two
every day than it would be to feed him
meat and supply him with cats for outdoor
sports. The great value of the discoveries
made in connection with, dead dogs is the
tact that if dead dogs can be brought to life
by idling them with fresh blood, they can
bo permanently nourished and ] kept alive
by the same process, and that if this can
be done in the case of dogs it can also be
dope in the case of men, . Nearly V all the
physical troubles to' which flesh is heir are
connected with our bodily organs. Dys
pepsia, heart and liver ; diseases \ and con
sumption, are - all due to the fact that we
possess organs. Now, if a man can be kept
alive by injecting fresh blood into his veins
every day ho would have no use for ids
digestive organs, and they would .in time
become rudimentary and inaccessible to the
attacks of disease. He would never be
troubled by dyspepsia, liver disease, or the
whole series of diseases due to the presence
of germs received into the stomach.- Then,
too, he could save the time and money that
are now consumed in supplying the stom
ach with food, and in the place of spending
several hours a day at breakfast, lunch and
dinner, and perhaps vainly trying to find
food that would tickle his palate, he could
go every morning to his doctor and have
his yesterday's blood drawn off and replaced
with fresh blood in, say, five or ten min
A SINGULAR SUICIDE.
When Mother Hubbard dresses first
came into fashion old people shook their
heads and predicted that no good would
come of such an outlandish costume. And,
sure enough, their predictions have come to
pass. A Maryland lady, having been ban
tered by a nephew on the conventionalities
of dress, went to a Dorchester ball in
Mother Hubbard costume.- She. said
she did it for fun. But her \ husband
soon afterwards came on the scene and was
indignant at his wife for her immodesty.
As she undertook to explain matters he be
came ungovernable and, drawing a revolver,
shot liimself, falling dead at her feet, ..-It
has been a matter of surprise with some
people that the • Mother Hubbard style of
dress has not had a tragical ending before
this time. That it has not speaks well or
the patient devotion of the husbands of this
The island which has been selected as the
place for the Bartholdi statue of Liberty to
rest has a curious history. The island be
longed to Mr. Isaac Bedloe and in 1670 the
governor of the state issued an instru
ment declaring that for and in consider
tion of valuable improvements made
by Mr. Bedloe on his island, it should in the
future be known as Lone island, and should
be a privileged place where no arrests could
be made or warrants served, except by spe
cial consent of the governor. The people,
however, did not take kindly to the change of
"name, and it continued to be known as Bed
loe' island. In looking up the history of
the island, deeds were found to the most val
uable part of New York on both sides of
Broadway, which was sold to Isaac Bedloe
about 200 years ago for $1 per acre.
The Bey. Dr. Newman, conversing with
oen. Grant relative to his condition, encour
aged the suffering hero by saying that great
men did not die on the tops of mountains.
Moses received the laws on a mountain; Eli
sha was protected from his enemies while
resting on a mountain, and Christ was trans
figured on top of a mountain. Dr. Newman's
memory has slipped him, or he was presuming
a little on the general's lack of Biblical knowl
edge, for there is a scriptural legend that
Moses went up on Mount Nebo to overlook
the Promised Land and that he died there;
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The attention of Col. Pat Donan, the chief
of Dakota's Woman Emigration agency, is re
spectfully called to the Associated Press an
nouncement that a lady of Brunswick, N.
J., who had on two occasions previously
given birth to twins, on yesterday presented
her husband with triplets. New Jersey is the
.state that Col. Donan should proselyte in.
The appointment of Mr. Biermann to the
'Minnesota collector ship will set at rest a good
deal of unnecessary political : speculation.
The appointment is in all respects a most ex
cellent one, and will give general satisfaction
to the Democracy of this state. Mr. Biermann
is a staunch Democrat, a man of fine abilities
and great popularity, and has done his party
splendid service in Minnesota.
One of Secretary Manning's wisest ap
pointments is that of Richard MoMahon as
first assistant to the second comptroller of
the treasury. Mr. McMahon is a brilliant
journalist, a thoroughbred Democrat, and
will prove to be an able and efficient offioer of
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It was a singular coincidence that on the
same day the Bostonians were celebrating
the 110 th anniversary of the battle of Bunker
Hill, the old Bell of Liberty returned to its
Philadelphia home from its | sojourn in the
South, and the Isere with its Bartholdi
statue of Liberty on board arrived in New
York. :. .- -.Vt^'A
The New York World invites Miss Liberty
to come ashore, with the assurance that she
has plenty of friends in that city. ' Miss
Liberty has certainly had a friend in the
World, but for the balance of the New .York
people she had better "look a leedle out." -
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The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette is out
of humor because Secretary Bayard wears a
gray hat. Mr. Halstead should understand
that Mr. Bayard does it purely out |of . re
spect to the memory of his grandfather, who
was a gray-headed man.
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Why Mackay Wants to Go to the
>i-.-t;i-':V-'i."& : . Senate.
San Franciac Letter.
The recent trouble in the Nevada : Bank ;
which resulted in the withdrawal of Sena
tor Fair and Bonanza King Flood," Is said to
have been due primarily to the political
ambition of John W. Mackay. If Mackay
were asked where his place of residence was
he would probably say Gold Hill, Nev.rHe
probably spends one or two months there,
and the remainder of the year is divided be
tween San Francisco, New York and Paris.
His wife maintains an establishment in*
Paris which is the wonder even of the
luxurious and sybaritical Parisians, but the
man who furnishes the money for all this
display rarely stays more than a few weeks
in this i palace. The success of Fair in
securing a seat in the United States senate
from Nevada is said to have stimulated the
ambition of Maekay, and '.the recent exam
ple of Stanford in this state has shown him
what wealth and popularity may do.' The
Comstock millionaire, who used to think of
nothing but diamond-drilling and the open-/
ing up of new bonanzas, has recently turned
his energies %to .' the ;• development of | the
postal telegraph and ocean cables. '■'■' He has
been proclaimed as the man who was des
tined to reduce telegraph tolls in this coun
try and establish a i system ■ which would
bring the telegraph within the reach of the
common people, v: . ; T V
;' ' *To accomplish this end he ' will have .- to
fight great vested interests, involving mill
ions of capital, intrenched \ behind /strong 'j
political influence. . To do this \he needs all
the backing he can secure; "i'andl a. direct
leverage upon the legislative branch of the
government. '■- ' He.: has : wealthy i associates
and;- many % strong ; friends . in*, this*' state.
Nevada has sunk so low \ that - lie - can - get
nothing out of the silver state but 1 political:
position.' -.-Yet Nevada lias a 1 gift which 1 ho
covets — the v United i- States : -, senatorship,' ;
which will bo ''given up by Senator Jones'
two. years hence. To secure this, Mackay
is said to be bending all ; his : energies; ; ; He
will have small difficulty, judging from tho
past history of 'V senatorial contests:- in that
state/since he is far more popular than any ;
man who has won the seat for years, v He
is the ideal miner, sprung to great fortune,
and his hand is always open to .relieve I an
old comrade -or help on 1 worthy enterprise.'.
This is hot saying that he • maintains a
crowd of parasites, as some rich men . do.
lie is too shrewd for that. '■;. Hangers-on and
blackmailers hold him in holy, terror," for ho
sent two of the latter fraternity to San
Quentin for a term of years, and the toadies
he gets rid of with small ceremony;
A POPULAR BONANZA KINO.
There is no question that of all the bon
anza and railroad 1 ; millionaires he is by all
odds li the most popular and the most re
spected,* .Wealth seems to have given him
none of the air of importance which clothes
some of his associates, r He returned re
cently from a trip to the East, but no news
paper had an interview with him for the
simple reason that he always requests the
reporters to keep ids name out of ' print.
He is ready to give them any news, but ; he
has the Englishman's dread of the inter-;
view. Personally Mackay would be taken
for a Kansas or Missouri cattleman. .He
has ; tho fine, ruddy complexion of a man
who spends much of his time out of doors,
and when he travels he affects blue flannel
shirts, a slouch hat and : other features of
the outfit of \ the stage miner. . When.' he
talks, however, he seems like a wide-awake
city business man; ihe expresses himself
clearly, and to the point, and | wastes . no
words; in fine, he gives one the impression
of a man of great intellectual force and or
ganizing capacity, together with a fine
healthy physique, which inclines him to
look on the bright side of everything, and
jifdge human nature with large toleration.
He smokes and drinks, but indulges in nei
ther to excess. Although he is worth any
where from $20,000,000 to $30,000,000, I
don't think he spends more on his clothes
and personal expenses than most men whose
income doesn't rise above 000 a year.
. " — ' ««■
ADDITIONAL ST. PAUL NEWS.
The Grand Army Not Concerned.
To the Editor of tho Globe:
. In opinions published in this afternoon's
Dispatch on the Bend-MacCarthy affair "a
prominent politician.", who declined to al
low his name to be used, says: "This af
fair has settled down to a fight between the
National guard and the G. A. R.," etc.
While lam not the mouthpiece of the
National guard, I do claim to know the sen
timents of the First regiment of this state,
and I have yet to hear the
first member criticise the G. A. R.
in any manner whatever, nor have we occa
sion to. _ On the contrary, we are receiving
from members of the G. A. R. . kind ex
pressions of friendship which we highly es
teem. &V;'w*-.V £ : J??i/i'™';--\IZH%. : v\n^i
"Prominent politician" can get up no
fight between the National guard of this
state and the G. A. R. Very respectfully,
Ed. S. Bean, Capt. Co. D, Ist Reg.
ST. PAUL'S TRADE.
Wholesale and Retail Trade During
. During the past week the money market
has been very active. Discount rates re
main unchanged and exchange on New
York has been at a discount of 25 cents.
A large business has been done in real
estate, and there has been an increased
number of inquiries for investment.
There has been a large and active move
ment In groceries, with a sharp advance in
The dry goods business has been good,
an active trade having been done in sum
mer materials. . : '•/
; The drug trade has been active and prices
fairly maintained. The annual meeting of
the State Pharmaceutical association gave
an impetus to the trade and improved the
already friendly relations existing between
our jobbers and their friends and customers.
The association meeting throughout was a
marked success. White lead advanced &
cent per pound. Turpentine firmer. Qui
nine unprecedentedly lower. Tonka beans
higher. \... : , : - .' r^v'vjv-^-v^
Tlie wholesale clothing merchants report
an improvement in trade with fair collec
tions. - A good active "trade has been done
in hats and caps and also in boots and
shoes, while the leather business has been
quiet. • The hardware trade continues to be
very active indeed, farming implements and
staple articles of all kinds being in great
demand. Collections In this line are good
at the present time. '-,'"'- '.r-"'-'; ."
'■'; Business is quiet with the wholesale wine
and liquor merchants.
There has been a good local demand for
lumber on account of the large amount of
building now going on in the city. Ship
ments to the country have been moderate,
and no material improvement is expected
for the next month or two. .
There has been an immense business done
in all kinds of fruits, which are being offered
at low prices. . : ".-. ;.;'' ■••"•
Satisfactory reports come from all branches
of the retail trade, a very good business
having been done in all directions.
,C. A. McNeale, . ;
Secretary St. Paid Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Scott's Return— Attractions
M>MM-p ,- .This Week. ;7: : '-v'i
Mr. L. N. Scott, manager of the opera
house, returned from New York yesterday,
where he has been booking attractions for
the next season. Mr. Scott says that he is
not ready for a week or two yet to make
the announcements for the season, but says
that he has secured a class of attractions
rather better than those of last year. In
fact, he says that the second-class compa
nies will be dropping, owing to the poor bus
iness of last season: The good ones made
money, not so much as they hoped, but did
a paying business. . The poor ones were not
so fortunate, and some of them can't pay
their printing bills. The outlook for good
attractions, however, this • year is a good
one, and after Jan. 1 a revival of business
is looked for. ':['■ '3C : ■,-. >'-"; V ■ y.;" : \";--"- -
The Grand opera house . will open to
morrow for a two-nights' engagement, after
nearly a month's close. "Victor Durand,"
Henry Guy Carleton's new composition
that made so good an impression in New
'York, will be \ the play, presented by, the
Wallack Theater company of New York,
under the personal management of Charles
Frohman, the company now being on its
way to San Francisco. The following is
the cast: :• -; •"■
Henri Pavart Newton Gotthold
Baron De Mersac ............. •"• J. T. Sullivan
John Vaughn ............ Chas. Wheatleigh
Dr. Rand01ph. . . ... ..... ... ..... Z. T. Carroll
Septimus Severus Tubb5........W. H. Denny
Jacques Benaud . .':."..'...:,.',.. Harry Talbot
Paul Dean.., . . . .............. Fred Corbett
Antonio Sforza (an 1ta1ian) .'.' .... . . . , . .
,-■ \; .::..:. ..i.'-...'.1~... Rowland Buckstone
Ruth (Vaughn's eldest daughter).. . ....
. :".". ...;.............•••■ :• Louise Dillon
Violet (her sister) :".' . . . .'. • Gracie Wilson
Mrs. Dudley (a widow) ...... Sadie Bigolow
kittles (a servant) ';, :./.... Samuel De Bois
• The :-. high $j school * ; commencement will
occur in the house on Wednesday evening,
andHaveriy's minstrels, as good an organi
zation as travels, \, will ' fill the dates "of tlie
balance of the week. ...... ...:.. -- : ■•'■.■'.■
I v: The Grau Opera company, which is hav
ing so successful a season at Minneapolis,
will appear in the following week, to stay
a month if the business / shall warrant it.
The prices for that engagement willbe re
duced./ "• ■;' /'"'!"'.>
Sunday School Convention.
; The Minnesota ' Stat e School •; as
sociation will hold its annual - convention of
three days, at. Faribault, June 30. -Schools
throughout 'the 'state are entitled to one
delegate for an - attendance . of / 100 or less,
and one for each additional hundred or frac
tion thereof./ Pastors and their wives, su
perintendents, professors in theological
seminaries, colleges 'or state educational in
stitutions are entitled to sit in the ; conven
tion. Special rates, : one and j one-fifth | fare
for the round, trip," are offered by - the Chi
cago, Milwaukee •: &-V St. Paul, Chicago &
Northwestern, Omaha; : St. Paid & ■:■ Duluth
i and ■:• Minneapolis :-. & St. Louis :■> railroads, i
tickets good until July 4. ,- The ' officers of
the association 1 have I issued a call / for -/the
election of delegates in the churches to-day.
THE RAILROAD WORLD.
I St. Paul & Duluth - Road to be Asked to
; Join the Bbrthwesteen Traffic :
I President Adams of the Union Pacific
j ; Gives His Views on the West
j'i ,- : . em Country. .-
The Northern Pacific Petitions the
•;• Court for Commissioners to .
Right of Way
In the matter ■ of . the proceedings of the
St.' Paul & Northern Pacific to v acquire for
its use certain lauds for its entrance into
St. Paul, it filed a petition in the district
court yesterday asking for the appointment
of three disinterested : persons as commis
sioners to assess the damages .sustained by
the owners of and i by; other '..parties inter
ested in the several parcels of land owned
by Emily S. Eustis, St. Paul, Min
neapolis :■ & Manitoba Railway company,
Richard Chute -and Howard H. Chute,*
Augustus K. Bamum, D. M. Robinson and
Charles H. Prior, @ William Brown, Jr.,
Henry J. Hanii, John S. Prince, Amherst
H. Wilder et al., August ; Schultz, • Omaha
Railway company and the Wisconsin Cen
tral company, on account of taking or in
jurously affecting the lands. : The petition
will he presented to , the \ foregoing-named
court at a special term to be held the 25th
of July. ,
Charles Francis Adams Talks.
The Union Pacific officials called at the
Northern Pacific office yesterday and spent
the best part of the day In consultation with
officials of that company.- President Charles
Francis Adams, Jr., of the former company
was seen In the afternoon by a Globe rep
resentative. He has a peculiar I faculty of
talking without saying anything, and when
a reporter leaves him he knows
less than before the interview.
Mr. Adams said that he was
very much pleased with his Western trip,
and he was greatly surprised at the rapid
progress the Western country had made
toward settlement. Mr. Adams thinks that
prospects are bright for a heavy traffic in
the fall of grain and cattle. The ranching
business is assuming large proportions, and
is an industry that needs every encourage
ment to influence its extension. The inju
dicious enforcement of the quarantine laws
has a bad effect on the importation of cattle
into the Western territories. I The corn
crop , along .the Union Pacific line
in Nebraska is looking fine and will equal
if not exceed last year's crop. j Mr. Adams
had nothing to say about railways, confining
himself principally to agricultural matters.
Traffic Manager Kimball was - in conference
with General Freight Agent Hannaford of
the Northern Pacific road during the., after
noon. The party left for a short trip down
the river last evening on the War < Eagle,
which left at 9:30 o'clock. They will return
to-day sometime by the Milwaukee road and
meet President Harris of the Northern Pa
cific, who will arrive at noon to-day. - ""-v".
Trouble in the Traffic Pool.
The first part of this week General
Freight Agent Bird of the Milwaukee & St. j
Paul and General Traffic Manager Wicker
of the Chicago & Northwestern road will
come to St. Paul, when a meeting of the
freight agents and traffic managers of the
lines interested In the lake trade will be
held. The reason for holding the meeting
in St Paul, it is understood, is to force the
St. Paul & Duluth road into the Northwest
ern Traffic association. It has been asked
several times to join the association,
but has refused because lt thought it was
able-TO hold its own; and could make as
much money by being an independent line
as it could by pooling its business. How
ever, until it becomes a member :of the
Northwestern Traffic association that or
ganization will not be a very strong con
cern, for trouble during the season of nav
igation will always be in the pool. The St.
Paul & Duluth is really a scalping line, and
as soon as it agrees to main
tain,; rates its "throat is. cut"
The reason the Northwestern : lines
are so anxious to have the St. Paul & Du
luth join their . association Is that the St.
Paul & Duluth is making a rate of 10 cents
on flour to Duluth, while the rate to Mil
waukee is 12% cents. The Omaha has a
route to Washburn and meets the 10-cent
rate of the Duluth road and the Milwaukee
& St. Paul is dissatisfied because the busi
ness is diverted from Milwaukee. The
Omaha refuses to advance its rates
to ?j 12X cents to Washburn unless
the St. Paul & Duluth does, and there the
matter rests. The St. Paul & Duluth will
be asked to join the association. If . it re
fuses, the association lines will be compelled
to resort to other means, and will perhaps
offer the St. Paul & Duluth a cetrain sum to
advance its rates, : or will lower their own
rates and force the Duluth into the asso
ciation. . • '.-. '' •'-
The stage of the river at St. Paul is seven
and three-tenths feet ■./."•
The War Eagle of the Davidson line
cleared for St. Louis at 9 o'clock last even
ing, .-/"^v ■' -.'-,-.'- .
The Cleon and Luella will depart ; every
hour from the Davidson line wharf for Red
Rock. ; '.- [^M'-M&y-lM
The Pittsburg of the Diamond Jo line
will depart for down-river points at 9
o'clock to-night :'. 'M.'MS :■■■':;
The City of St. Paul will make trips to
Red Rock camp meeting grounds from the
Diamond Jo wharf to-day every two hours.
Yesterday morning as a switch engine of
the St Paul & Duluth was backing from
Rice's Point to Duluth a man named Thomas
Foley stepped on the track and was run
over. Both his legs were taken ' off.
He survived only a few hours. , He was a
single man. • \',? '° ' - '■'
Two Georgia "Snakes."
Dalton Argus: A few days since a ■ gen
tleman living above Dalton went to his crib,
and lying in a coil, in one corner, was a
rattlesnake bulk large as a half bushel.
A few feet from it was his cat, gradually
approaching the monster in a creeping man
ner, eyes riveted, yet lacking that ;■ springy
electricity peculiar to the feline when ready
to spring upon its prey. He hurriedly killed
the . snake, breaking the charm that was
luring the cat to certain destruction, when
it sulked away. The snake was said to have
been five inches in . diameter, and when
skinned the hide held a measured half
bushel of sand. ' ' .;; '
Americus Recorder: . Capt. Bell § tells a
rather hard snake story, but as it is him we
must believe it. ; He says a few days ago
he saw a moccasin swallowing a frog. He
waited until the frog | had disappeared .and
then he shot the snake. ■' His shot took' ef
fect and cut the snake in two pieces, when
the frog jumped out and away. / V
He Will Need It.
"I want a' complete suit of boiler-iron,"
said a Brooklyn youth to a boiler-maker.
i 'Why, you must be crazy !" '..'::.
"Never was more sensible in my life.
Can you make me a suit of of your thickest
iron?" :'-■/■■: K/'-l: •'.. -'-
"Certainly; but what are you going to do
with it?" ■ ' ,;\ "; s ,/ ■' / "■ ." \' a" j"•
< 'Wear it, of course."
.♦'Well, I'm going New Jersey to spend
Sunday and I want to bulldoze the mosqui
toes." >/v : -'' ; -.;//-; :.v-';./: ; : ' ':-.-, '.'. ■-.•.'■ ; \' ;
Afraid It 'Wouldn't Wash.
Chicago Sun. ;--;■ ' : -' : ' „: vV..-'
M A colored lady, who was carrying a child
in her arm, slipped on the ice outside ; a
Chinese ;, laundry-man's door. An ■• officer
assisted her to rise, first passing the child to
the laundryman with the admonition:, : -V
; "Hyer, you John! Hold that kid a min
ute." ' --'';"';'-.'■.: i ; ''"->•'.*"■ '■'■'■.'■ ■• - ;.;':/ -
' The Chinaman held the child out at arm's
length in perfect terror, as if it were a wild
animal. : ' . : ----. .c-0
!"•■ "Me no likee bablee!" he exclaimed,
"gettee urn hand all blackee; makee shirtee
smuttee." y.y .- -„,\ '*['■ .
The Dangers of Pretty Girls.
Pittsburg Tirnesr'^/"^'^./ ■;/• - - /- : , \
|* v 1 Every day tends further toward the con
viction that if parents would raise; their fe
male progeny and preserve .them r for the
duties of * useful adult age they should take
the precaution, firsts of bringing them Into
the world i free from physical ? beauty, and
second, observe rigidly, that they shall not
become accomplished. Should i nature \ in
sist upon '; endowing a female child ; with
beauty, i < so soon as this is > developed, }> and
when the child has arrived at I years which i
render, Improbable that ' by falling on the
nursery grate, : tumbling l down the ; back
stairs, or by dragging the boiling coffee off
the kitchen stove * onto its pretty; head, ' ; it
shall disjoint Its little nose, scar irreparably
Its j cheeks or otherwise disfigure itself, when
the bounden duty of the parents, if they are
wise, wjll lay in the.' direction of deliberate
mutilation of the little girl's face.
,>, -v.- "; '. *n — — - — '
. G A3III LING IN PARIS. •
A Glance at the Popular Hells and
tf Their management.
London Truth. ■;, ,
;' As '•' there is reason to believe that the
English police .contemplate making a raid
on the foreign gambling clubs in London, it;
may be of interest at tlie present time to
consider the management of similar places
on the other side of the channel. In France
the : main difference .. between the vulgar,
tripot and the'cerole are these: There is not
in the latter a solidly organized conspiracy,
against every player, and it is expected that
nervous excitement" will hot show itself in
foul language 0 and abuse; When resent
ment is violent, the duel is the only chan
nel through: which it must , flow, unless a
player is caught in the act of cheating. Con
spiracies, indeed/exist in the most gentle
manly clubs between members | who j are
birds of a feather and the garcons de jeux.
But they ; must be conducted with much
tact* and give rise to no crying scandal.
Well-bred men hate noise, however im
moral their practice may \ be. In the
.tripot there is no effective committee to
hold in the owner and the rascals who are
in league with them. The police alone can
control them, and I know, from an official
source, that as .it is their habit to receive
hush-money from grecs. their severity is
more apparent than real. There are high
officials in the prefecture of police who pro
tect gangs that operate in Paris. Although
from fifty to sixty inferior hells are yearly
suppressed in the French capital, 4,000 dis
guised gambling houses are " tolerated and
frequented by a whole army of men who
live at once upon their wits and upon the
fat of the land. But leading a feverish and
nocturnal life, they soon lose elasticity
and break , down. Not less than three
thousand have "dossiers" at the prefecture
of police. The "dossier," or "record,"
is kept in the archives ; of
the department which is especially charged
to watch men and women of vicious lives,
who may or may not belong technically, to
the criminal classes. It is pigeon-holed in
alphabetical order, in a strong blue wrap
per, folding it in all directions, and consists
of reports of secret police inquiries, cuttings
from newspapers and letters of denuncia
tion, with records of the investigations
which they led to. | A card-sharper's dossier
is sometimes communicated to Scotland
Yard, but in strict confidence; the non
official mortal who has been allowed to go
over one is rare. ,; ; ; . ' _ ."
. The gamblers who may be counted as be
ing shady, and yet have not dossiers, form
a community, of about twelve thousand.
They, and gamesters who are not "blown"
upon, but who are incorrigible in their pas
sion for the tables, might people . a large
city. The number of shop assistants, clerks
and so on who haunt the tripots is prodig
ious. Artists and students of science and
literature are less addicted to the vice of
gambling than young men engaged
in. commercial pursuits. If the
former have merely bread
and cheese their thoughts do not greatly
turn upon "money. The . commercial . gent,
poor fellow! thinks that wealth and happi
ness are synonymous. Small master trades
men also steal in crowds to the tripots and
rush: to book-making agencies and race
courses, which last have done more, than
anything else to let loose the demon of
gambling. The imagination and all
the " higher faculties : are bent
on . "'.'- , one idea— how to make
money quickly. In this age of sudden
krachs, the situation of a tradesman, is
precarious, and so he tries to force the hand
of fortune in a hell. Zola has yet to write
the monograph of the petit bourgeois who
frequents the tripot. There are hells for
women, which are the most hellish of any.
This is a case for saying, "Glissez, mortel, !
n'appuyez pas." , "; -'; -y;'f]
The police know that there is a daily cog
notte in the interior cereles of Paris which
probably reaches a total of 140,000,000
francs a year. Were the croupiers honest,
this sum, great as it is, would be consider
ably exceeded; and what is lost and won at
the watering-place casinos must be pro
digious. 'S : 'l
The suppression of gambling in Germany
to some extent explains why it rages with
so much violence in I France. Early in the
last decade new cereles started up to supply
the craving of those gamesters who used to
go to Baden-Baden and Hamburg and run
back when they were cleaned out. The
contagion spread. Horse-racing, which De
Morny promoted on the grounds that it im
proves horseflesh and circulates money,
has t steadily , fed the fever. So/ has the
lottery which government has j encouraged
under the pretext of forwarding patriotic
and charitable enterprises. One commer
cial result of the spread of the hells is the
ruin of the cafes-restaurants. Hardly any
of the first or even second-class restaurants
are now able to make both ends meet. If
French ladies were not fond of going for a
change to dine in cabinets particuliers and
the demi-monde were not still a power,
Bigpon's, the" Cafe Anglaise and Peters'
would have to follow the example I of the
Cafe Heider in winding up. The spread
ing out of Paris to some extent draws the
rush of life from the old boulevards; but the
restaurants couid, nevertheless, go on pros
pering were it not for the' hells. I know of
a grandiose hell where a dejeuner is pro
vided at from three to five francs, which
would be charged twenty francs for at Big
noil's . and . could not be furnished
t.'.a second-rate house. ; All the
vice's are now and then glorified
in its salons, at soirees artistiques et.dram
atiques. At these entertainments special
reviews, charades and comediettas are
played.' | If not written in Latin, they brave
I'honnetete. They, are not mere risky
gauloiseries, intended , just to raise a laugh,
but are calculated to unloose the brute
beast which lies hidden in so many civilized
beings. These divertissements get to the
head like drugged wine, and attach young
fools, and still more old fools, to the dis
guised hell. -: ■ '_■'.'■";"' \ >-,'.!*
A Western Woodsawyer's Scheme*
Midland Sun. ■'"'■'
. / It is related of a certain Clare .■-.-'■ 'moon
shiner" that he sold some pine logs last fall
to a' Saginaw lumberman, the same /being
cut on land owned by the Saginaw man.
Not long after he sawed - the ends of the
logs so as to erase the marks and sold , the
same logs over again.- / The tiling worked
so well that he tried it again with equal suc
cess and kept on doing so until the logs,
which were originally , sixteen foot long,
were reduced to ; twelve feet — he was
mad ■ because twelve feet was the shortest
measure taken. • . ... • -.. /
A Sail Case.
• Mrs. Josiah Fender is a very simple sort
of a woman. An old gentleman by : the
name of liyckman and his wife moved into
the vicinity of the Fender mansion on Aus
tin avenue. Mis. /Fender, who, is very
neighborly, baked a cake and took it over
to the new arrivals. ' /■- 'y . . v
. . ' "I have brought over some cake, for Mr.
Ryckm'an's children," said Mrs. Fender. , /
"But we have never had any children,"
said Mrs Ryckmau. '.
! i ' ; ,' ' Well, . then give it to your/ grandchil
dren," said Mrs. Fender; "it must make
them feel sad never to ' have had any : pa-'
'rents.''.;.. '/ . ..
.The' Judge. •;.,;. /! -'!!'.- ' • •' : '!'; ; :/^;i.;: : :y; ;!.-;
-: j "What is the difference between an acci
dent and a surprise?" asked Mrs.; Spelter at
.-"All accidents are surprises, but • not all
surprises are ; accidents," replied-. S. : '.'lf 1
-were to tip over the;; lamp it would be ;an
accident. If J you were 'to say nothing
about it it would be a surprise.'''
\/'.T see," said Mrs. S. dangerously. 4^ And
if you were to come - home from v; the club
sober that; would be both an accident aud a
Characteristics -of the. Light-Fin
--' "gered Gentry— Their Worlt... -'-•'
Mainly Young Men , Who Have a *
• ! ; '". " ; : : Weakness For Fine Clothes. . -
; ? "The most dangerous of all .criminals;; is
the professional pickpocket," said a '•> detec
tive ■[ to a Globe ';'. reporter the other day.
"He comes upon you in such unexpected
places, under such a pleasant guise, and
has "such insinuating ways, that you fall a
victim to his artistic skill while admiring
the . beauty ' of his face and figure, or admir
ing the elegant twirl of his jet-dyed mus
tache. As they are the most dangerous, so
are they the most numerous of our public
depredators, and ; although we have done,
and are doing, our best to drive them out,
yet they increase almost as fast as we catch
them and -send them off. They are mostly
young ': men, their I ages. varying from 15 to
35 years; ; many of them have been street
vagrants from their infancy, uncared for by
parent or friend, forced from babyhood ito
supply their : own wants, elirly acquire a
knowledge of the world, of men and things,
and a degree of "smartness" and dexterity
which renders them expert thieves and dan
gerous neighbors in a mixed assembly. They
are by nature and education opposed to hon
est labor, and would
. -'.;... REJECT WITH SCORN
any offer calculated to' subject them to toil.
There are others J who, well educated and
reared, : have become tempted beyond their
strength. , But, having once become mem
bers of the profession, they sink to the level
of their companions, adopting their man
ners and habits, their superior advantages
having no other effect upon them than to
make them more hardened and depraved
than their fellows; : I knew of a remark
able instance of this once. It was in the
person of a son of .respectable,' well-to-do
parents, and eight years ago he was a book
keeper in this city. . . He . ' was \ a handsome
young man, of good address, and enjoyed
the utmost confidence of his employer. Fast
companions by degrees introduced him to
their vices, and he soon became a frequenter
of billiard saloons, gambling ■ houses and
places where he was required to spend more
money than his salary warranted. Then
came the old, old story. Getting into debt,
he yielded to temptation and stole 000
from his employer. He was detected, but,
in consideration of his parents and his evi
dently sincere repentance, he was not prose
cuted. He went to New Orleans and ob
tained an excellent situation, and had re
solved to lead an honest life in future. One
day he met on the street an acquaintance
KNEW OF HIS FALL.
He was one of those infernal busybodies
who are never happy unless they are inter
fering with other people's business, so he
immediately informed the employer of the
young man of. the affair, and the conse
quence was that he was discharged. Turned
friendless ; into the street, his reputation
blasted, he became reckless, and immedi
ately adopted the 'profession' of a pick
pocket, and is now known as one of the
most expert. He speaks with great bitter
ness of the acquaintance who 'gave him
away' in New Orleans, and says that but
for him he would have redeemed himself
and lived an honest life, instead of being a
candidate for state prison." "Professional
pickpockets," continued the detective,
"have a weakness for fine clothes, but their
taste -leads them to adopt rather the 'loud'
and 'flash' styles of dress than the quiet and
respectable. They rejoice in neatly fitting
suits of varied hues, spotless linen, gaudy
neck-ties, sparkling pins and ornaments,
and often wear plug hats. Numbers of
them may be seen any day gathered in little
knots at their favorite corners,' 'mashing.'
The external appearance of the professional
pickpocket is similar to that of the
PROFESSIONAL GAMBLER, -
and they are often seen together in familiar
conversation. Time was when our most
skillful pickpockets were Englishmen; and
those individuals, fresh from European
cities, used to look with scorn, and contempt
on our native-born bunglers; but it is dif
ferent now. Pickpockets usually work
in gangs of three or four, although a few of
the most expert usually prefer to work
without a partner. These gangs operate in
crowds, assisting one another in .' such man
ner as circumstances may require. Where
people congregate in large numbers, there
look out for pickpockets. A procession is
their delight,' a large fire a thing of joy. a
popular wedding or a funeral a god-send.
No • place or occasion is so sacred as to in
spire them with reverence. . At a camp
meeting near here, once a reverend gentle
man, while on his knees exhorting sinners
to repent, was robbed of his wallet by an
irreverent professional, while a weeping
sister on the 'anxious' seat was deprived of
the means of drying her eyes by a felonious
scoffer.; At a diamond wedding two of the
bridesmaids and many of the spectators
were relieved* of their watches and orna
ments by ladies as fashionably dressed as
were the bridal party. The various railway
depots, where crowds of sti angers are con
stantly arriving and departing, are fine
fields for pickpockets to work, and abundant
are the harvests they gather therein. The
felonious gang joins the bustling crowd,
pushing, jostling, jamming, one covering the
movements of the others and all ;:>
BENT OX PLUXDEK.
A victim once selected, he is pushed and
annoyed by two or three of the 'gang, 1
while the dexterous fingers of another dip
lightly into his pockets and secure the
coveted wallet. Instantly it is passed by
the pickpocket to his 'cover,' and before the
victim has recovered his equanimity his
treasure has .flown. Should he become im
mediately conscious of his loss he would not
have the . hardihood to suspect the well
dressed, highly-perfumed gentleman by his
side of having robbed him. It is a weak
ness of humanity to look for crime only in
rags. All places of public amusement, pub
lic meetings, street cars, or wherever crowds
of people collect, there is where pickpockets
most abound. It is in bustle and confusion
that they are enabled to work mfyst success
fully. It is in accordance with our repub
lican ideas to put our trust in the masses of
the people, j And ! hence, 'an ' individual
whose suspicious nature would cause liim to
watch you as closely as if you were a thief
while engaged in private conversation with
him will rush headlong into a. bustling
and hustling crowd without thought of
pickpocket or watch.'. He sometimes trusts
too much to the integrity of the masses, and
returns from his encounter with them shorn
of his treasures and also of his confidence.
The individual pickpocket who conducts hi;
operations without the aid of a confederate
is similar in manner and appearance to those
Instead of working in crowds, howeVer,
and under cover of a rush and jam, he
adopts a " more quiet and reserved mode of
accomplishing the same object. He ii^ is
who insinuates himself into the seat next to
you in the street car or the stage, and with
much ostentation produces a morning paper
and appears to be engrossed in its perusal.
At the same time the cloak or linen duster
he carries, or even t the paper he holds,
serves as a cover to hide the manipulations
of his agile fingers. /.Very often he is pro
vided with a delicate little knife with a
razor-like blade, - with which he quietly slits
your garments, -j until,-' having ' reached - the
desired wallet,' he .quietly withdraws it.
This knife-blade is occasionally concealed
iv a finger-ring, and a pickpocket, well
dressed and gentlemanly, once called at a
manufacturing . jeweler's store and ,-. ordered
one of these ring-knives made, after a pat
tern furnished by himself. The ring was
made-according to order, and when the thief
called for it the proprietor. of the -establish
ment had the curiosity to ask its use. Tha
thief candidly: explained to the astonished
jeweler, at. the., same; time % practically,
demonstrating how, delicate an operation /ft j
was to use the instrument "successfully, for
shortly afterward ; he' discovered g a / clean, j
neat 'slit in 'his pants pocket, and further
investigation showed him that his pocket
booK bad been abstracted. While explain
ing the use of the ring the thief had adroitly
executed the robbery, thereby affording! con- ;
vincing proof that the ring had been satis
//-.Wealth and happiness seldom trot to
gether in double - harness. — New ■ Orleans
Picayune. \ ■