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A Smooth Eascal Visits the City of Mex
ico, and Gets Away With
He Hired a Theater, and Sold Seats for at
Patti Opera Engage
The Tickets "Went Off Like Hot Cakes
All tlie Kecelpts Save tlte Silver
Change I_us:ged Off by the
City or Mexico, Dec. 3.— A tremendous
sensation occurred here today, and is the
subject of gossip at all the clubs, cafes and
places of pubi. resort For the last two
days there has Lyn great excitement ove
the sale of tickets at the National theate
for the Patti season of five nights in Janu
ary. The crowds around the Nations
theater have fairly blocked the streets
Police were required to preserve order, and
it Seeemed as if the city had gone mad over
the expected advent of the songstrees. The
prices of boxes were £50 a night and seats
$6. These were three times the ordinary
of Mr. Abbey who was conducting the sale
of tickets, was a man giving his name as
Mayer and claiming to be a brother of M.
B. Mayer, Mr. Abbey's friend and business
associate, lie had with him letters, one of
which purported to be from Abbey, which
he showed to Minister Manning and other
people. The theater had already been
engaged for the Patti season by Edward W.
Ornn, of the linn of Orrin Bros., pro
prietors of an American circus here, who
know Mr. Mayer, of New York, but as Mr.
OVERWHELMED WITH BUSINESS
regarding the opening of his own entertain
ment, which is a standard attraction here,
he had no time to give to other matters,
else the plot might possibly have been de
tected. The advance agent had letters to
some of the best-known people here, and
no one suspected the fraud. The sale of
tickets began Thursday morning, people
waiting at the theater door from an early
hour to eet first.choice. Seats were bought
in whole blocks, some persons paying
31,000 for boxes. In the course of the day
the box oilice had taxen in 518,600, and
on the previous day the private
sales amounted to §6.300, making thß
total cash sales $24,900. The governor of
the federal district was somewhat suspi
cious and sent to Mayer to ask if any one
was responsible for the money being taken
from the public, but Mayer managed to
avoid any act that would further excite
suspicion. It is understood that
EVERY SEAT WAS TAKEN*
for the whole rive nights, but some well
known persons, as is the custom here, did
not pay in advance, but nicely gave orders
so that the amount in cash actu
ally taken does not come tip
to half the seating capacity of the theater
for live nights. Last night Mayer went to
the hotel where he lodged, accompanied by
a policeman* nominally appointed to guard
him, but in reality to see that he deposited
all the money In the hotel safe. In some .
ingenious way -it is said that Mayer had
transferred over §'..0,000 in bills on the Na
tional bank arid liank of London to the
pockets of his overcoat, and
DELUDED THE POLICEMAN
into believing all had been deposited in the
safe. At all events this . morning Mayer
did not appear at the box office of the
theater, nor was he seen at the
hoteL The safe was opened and there
was only found there $4,300 in silver
dollars, which, of course, could not be
taken away. Now the authorities are look
ing for Mayer, and the speculators are
weeping and receiving as best they can the
condolences of friends. It is said to be the
biggest thing of the kind ever known at this •
capital. People are saying the man was an
American, but he spoke English with a
marked foreign accent and had a Mexican
cast of countenance. One theory is that
Mayer has gone north by railway and dili
gence, and another that he is secreted here
until the matter blows over.
Arrangement of tbe Details of an
Appropriate l* roc ram me.
Pliladelphia, Dec. 3. — At to-day's
session of the convention of the state dele
gates to arrange for the celebration of the
centennial anniversary of the promulgation
of the Federal constitution, a permanent
organization was formed with Hon. John
A. Kasson. of lowa, president, and Henry
Cabot Lodge, or" Massachusetts, and Col.
James A. Hoyt. of South Carolina. vice
presidents. The programme for the cele.
bration reported yesterday by the joint
conference committee was discussed at
some length. Several amendments were
agreed to, and the programme was finally
adopted as follows: * /..
First— That there be an oration and poem
in commemoration of tlie signingof the consti
tution. Second — Tbat there be a military
display in which the United States shall be
invited to be represented by each branch of
the militarr and naval service and tbe
several states and territories and the District
of Columbia by their militia and volunteers,
and that the president be requested to
designate officers to command the same.
Third That there be an Industrial procession.
Fourth — invitations to participate in the
celebration be extended to the president and
his cabinet and the Federal judiciary, con
press and the representatives of all _ depart
ments of the national government; to the
governors of each state and territory; to the
judiciary and le_ris*a:ors of the same and the
representatives of the several departments
thereof, the commissioners of the District of
Columbia and to civil associations. of the
Union, and that the representatives of foreign
eovermnents having friendly relations with
the United States be invited to be present.
Fifth— erection of a suitable memorial In
the city of Philadelphia commemorative of
the signing and adoption of the constitution
and of the progress of the nation since that
Resolutions were adopted requesting the
aid and co-operation of congress in the
celebration and calling upon those states
and territories not represented to send dele
gates to the commission as early as pos
Iron and Sieel Workers. . .
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 3.— The Amalga
mated Association of Iron and Steel Workers
will not be represented at the convention of
national and international trades unions,
which will be held at Columbus, 0.. next
week, notwithstanding the fact that the
name of William Wehie. president of the
association, was attached to -. the
call for the meeting. Secretary Mar
tin says the call was issued
before the annual. convention of the associ
ation" in this city last June. It was then
decided, for reasons best known to them
selves, not to g'i into the trades union'con
vention. This action has caused consider
able surprise among trades unionists here,
and is regarded by them as a
serious mistake. Leading Knights of
Labor consider it as a point in their favor,
as they have generally been very suspicious
of the objects of the convention. Itwas
also rumored that the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers had taken the same posi
sition as the Amalgamated association, and
they would not be represented next week
at the convention at Columbus.
wiven to the Jury.
stable, Mass., Dec 3. 1n the
trial of Chester Snow vs. Hon. John B.
Alley for an accounting for 150 Postal tel
egraph bonds, the plaintiff testified In re
buttal to-day. He said that he bought and
paid 5260.000 for the manufactory for mak
ing his patent steel core wire and held a re
ceipt for it, which he exhibited. The fac
tory was not bought by Alley. After argu
ments the case was given to the jury.
At 'erupted Suicide.
New Tore, Dec. 3.— On Thursday even
ing I cultivated,- handsomely dressed
woman, wearing diamond jewelry, re..
istered and took a room at the Grand" Union
bote! '••i'-.' the name <*f "Mrs. A. Dunbar, :
Newark. N. J." Nothing more was seen j
of her till this afternoon, whtra her room
was broken into by the hotel people and
she was found entirely nude, lying across
the bed, almost dead from the effects of
chloroform and a dose of chloral. Medical
aid was summoned, and after she had been
revived to some extent she was removed to
a hospital, where she was finally brought
out of danger. In her delirium, she con
stantly called for her little boy. When
pressed she admitted that she had at
tempted suicide. She said her name was
Catharine Williams. She would say no
more. On a plate on a bag which she car
ried the name "Skillings" was engraved.
In a memorandum book the words "Mrs.
M. Davis. Hotel Dunbar, Roxbury, Mass,"
were written. The police believe the name
Davis Is that of the woman.
THE _tll.l-.I_VG CBAZE.
A Continuation of the Excitement
in San Francisco Yesterday.
Sax Fraxcisco, Dec. 3. Those who
honed that the morning vtoul-J prove
brighter than hast night's close on the min
ing exchange were disappointed. From an
early hour the approaches to the two ex
changes were crammed with an excited
crowd, eager to learn the news of the first
call and which, to them. would. bring its
happiness or dismay. They had not long to
wait, r for the San Francisco boards met
promptly at 9:30 o'clock, and a few min
utes later Consolidated Virginia ran out
at 40, quickly followed by a drop to 39.
Best & Belcher, which closed ■ last night
at 23. opened this morning at 21 and in
a ffcw minutes went to 20. The bears are
making a savage onslaughter on these two
stocks, but the opinion of the street in the
bulls are too strong, and the bears will
go down in disaster. The middle stocks
show an improvement, the bears devoting
less attention .to them. Savage, which
closed at 15.75 last night, opened at 16,
and [ further improved to 17. Chollar
gained six bits, going to 6.50, and Potosi
jumped from 6.87>£ to 9, and then to
10.87K- Ophir was the only North End
stock which showed an improvement,
opening at 25.60. with a further jump a
few moments later to 26.50. Over $4.
--000.000 have been withdrawn .from the
City Saving banks during the last ten days,
every cent of which has gone into stocks.
This shows that the laboring classes are
taking a hand in the deal. ■ The failures of
Robert E. Morrow, a prominent capitalist
John Mackenzie, a stock broker, and Kull
man & Co., brokers, were announced to
day. Morrow, who for many years has
been a prominent figure of this city, has
been selling "calls" on stocks, and
the boom in prices entailed
a loss. to Dim _ of $250,000.
He claims to be still worth 000. 000 over
liabilities. Mackenzie's losses are $100. 000.
Kullman &Co. say they lost 5*25,000. They
expect to reopen in a few days. . The fail
ure made no impression on the market. At
an informal session of the Pacific exchange,
held at 8 o'clocn, prices Improved on the
morning. Consolidated Virginia went to
47, Gould & Curry 10, Sierra Nevada 1350
and Alpha 6. The San Francisco board
will only hold one session to-morrow, the
same as to-day, so as to give the brokers a
further opportunity to enter up their books.
On the San Fraucisco exchange yesterday
950,000 shares changed hands during the
two hours, the heaviest recorded for ten
New York, Dec. 3. The boom in the
mining stocks continued to-day on a some
what diminished scale and the speculation
turned for the time from the Comstocks to
the low priced securities. Among these
the most active to-day were the State Live
Shares. Oriental & Miller, Silver Cliff and
Central Arizona, all of which advanced
from 10 to 15 cents to-day. The heaviest
trading was in Sutro Tunnel, but the ad
vance brought out so much stock that a
decline of 5 cents was recorded from the
closing sales of last night
Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 3. Nearly
every available tract of land within ten
miles of Bear mountain has been taken up
and located under the mining laws. Devel
opments in. the lead and silver mines of
this section have caused much excitement.
Reduction . works are going up, and the
palmiest dayS of Western mining excite
ment are being reproduced.
THE NOBEL. KED MAN.
Indian Inspector Gardner, After
Visiting Forty Agencies is iv St.
Col. Robert S. Gardner, the oldest Indian
inspector in the government service, was at
the Merchants hotel yesterday. Col. Gard
ner was appointed by President Hayes, and
was reappointed by President Arthur, and
his term will expire in July. 1888. He is
probably more familiar with Indian affairs,
in their every-day appearance, than any
other man in the United States. He has
been on an extended trip, lasting something
more than a year, during . which time
he has visited forty of the sixty
reservations. In a general way he says
the Indians are improving, and except in the
case of a few tribes, are increasing in num
bers. Among those that are decreasing are
the Kaws, in Kansas. Twenty-one years
ago their tribe numbered 2,500; now it has
withered to 142. The cause of this is largely
due to disease. They do not know how to
take care of themselves and live in great
fiith. Wherever Indians have adopted the
white men's modes of living they are in
creasing In uumbers. Col. Gardner says
that the tribes, for the most part, are in
favor of. taking land in severalty,
and, with some exceptions, they
are gradually coming to a civilized condi
tion. While on his trip, Col. Gardner has
been in every state and territoiy west of
the j Mississippi, except Dakota. Montana
and Washington territory, and iv some
has made several visits. He will go this
morning to visit the agencies in the North
west. He held a long conference with
Commissioner Larabee yesterday, relative
to the work the commission is doing among
the Indians in Northern Minnesota.
Proposed Cattie lianch.
St. Louis, Dec. '3. There was consum
mated to-day a sale of a tract of land in
Mexico 100 miles long and six miles wide.
John D. Miles, of Lawrence, Kan., for
merly Indian agent for the Cheyennes and
Arapahoes. was the purchaser for a syndi
cate, the " composition of which he
would not divulge. The Rio Brava
Land and Cattle company are the
sellers. The purchasers are five
residents of this city, and three of EI Paso,
Tex. They acquired a ninety-nine year
lease to the tract, which extends from a
point fifty miles from Paso del Norte on
the Mexican side of the Rio Grande and
extending down the river parallel with its
course 160 miles. The price paid was
something over .$500, 000. It is- proposed
to establish a monster cattle rahche'on the
Ex-Gov. Perry Dead.
•: Charleston, S. C. Dec. 3.— Ex-Gbv.
Perry died in Greenville to-day. . He was
born Nov. 20, • 1805. He was always a
leader of the Union party in South Caro
lina, and was appointed provisional gov
ernor by Andrew Johnson in 1865. '_'_'•- •
•___• — —
LACONICS BY LIGHTNING.
Paragraphic Chronicles of Interest
ins Sew* Events Received by Tel*
egraph Last Night.
At New Orleans a fire in the Atlas cordage
works last evening caused a loss of about
$35,000; fully insured.
Reports from Albany are to tho effect that
thirteen grain-laden boats, en route for tide
water, are frozen in the canal between that
point and Little Falls, N. Y.
Tbe executive board of District Assembly
No. 30, Knights of Labor, met at Coal Valley,
Pa., to consider what action should be taken
with regard to an advance of wages for the
river urines. As no answer bad been received
to the letter addressed to the operators, it
was decided to defer action ai_d five further
time for a reply.
An iron tower 410 feet high will be erected
at the top of Oxford street, London, to com
memorate the queen's jubilee. The contracts
have been concluded and the work *» ill be be
gun in January.
Gen. Robert Potter is lyinsr ill at Howard
cottage, on Kay street, Newport, R. I. No
hopes are entertained for his recovery.
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized the First National bank of Sbreve
port. La., to begin business witn a capital of
$200,000. .'_. .. ...„
On the Invitation of the Vatican, the Italian
government has consented to negotiate for a
revision of the religious laws.
The Washing-ton special published In New
York to the effect that President Cleveland
was confined to his bed by rheumatism is de
nied by Col. Lamout. ;-" -..v.'.'": *.*
•TIE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE SATURDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 4, 1886. -SIXTEEN PAGES. ' '!
BIG BUILDING BOOM.:
Minneapolis Surpasses All Records in the
* Building i Figures for the
Accurate and Reliable Data Showing a
Heavy Increase Over Last
The Gain Chiefly in Dwelling-. In the
Outlying and Rapidly Grow
The building year practically ends in
Minneapolis on Dec. 1, and .that date ends
the fiscal year in the building inspector's
office. The state of the weather enters
largely into the realty, but with the present
snow, while most operations have ceased,
there is still a great amount of inside work
going on. However, for the purnoses of
reviewing the results, the year has ended
and the figures are submitted. It may be
proper to state, in a prefatory way, that
building statistics in Minneapolis have
fallen into repute for the simple reason that
certain papers have seen fit to treat them in
their own peculiar way, expanding them
when desired to. meet . any necessary figure.
It is also proper to state that the figures
given the building inspector are not abso
lute, as the builder may, on the one hand,
reduce the estimated cost to avoid tlie as
sessor, or, on the other, expand the figure
to appear grander in the eye ef the world.
The figures given in this connection are
taken directly from the booKS of the build
ing inspector, and comparisons are after
ward made for the public information.
A HEAVY GAIN
is shown this year, the figures for which
largely surpass the record of any prior year.
In 18S5 the inspector's books show 3,669
permits issued for buildings to cost $7,716,
--688. His report for the year ending Dec. 1.
1886. just completed, shows 4.503 permits
for buildings aggregating 89, 099,053. An
analysis of the figures shows the increase
to be largely in dwelling houses of the bet
ter class and the decrease, to be in brick
store buildings. The Second. Fifth and
Sixth wards show a failing off from last
year and the others^ a gain, that of the
Eighth ward being wonderful. It also
shows that while in many quarters the
buildings of stores for 1885 was ahead- of
the demand (which Is now be'ng fiiet),
the demand for dwellings has . steadily
kept up with the supply. The following
classifies the building operations, giving a
comparison with 1885:
,—- 1356. [jj , 18S5.
No. Amount No. I Amount
Miscellaneous.... 276 2,518,975 178 1.956,630
Brick stores 76 623,225' 96 1,372,950
Brickven'rstores 25 80.Q00 18! 76,410
Wood stores 79. 106,945 68 71.485
Two-sty dwl'gs 1577 3.877,335 1126 3,209,440
lVi story dwl'gs 293 324,055 441 441,300
Oufi stry dwl'gs 112 45,070 113 48.365
Add and repairs 1267 379.557 1049 385,380
Barns..... I 700 187.850 682 154,828
Total.,.'. 4503 9.099,052 3669 7, 716,683
The building-, by wards, also compared with
1885, is as follows:
._. . /-— .l •**_(.. > 1000. .
Ward. No. A nount No. (Amount
First 519 470,5571 420 346.205
Second 229 651,537 237 681,600
Third 724 977.415 5841 834.873
Fourth 485 2.409,123 456 l 1.908,530
Fifth...* 339 1,299,/29 334 1,472,160
Sixth 445 605,525 445 679, 585
Seventh 606 723,595 460 453,275 :
Eighth 1049 1,952,575 733 1,340,460
Total 4503 9.099.052 3669 \ 7.716.688
It has been customary to make an
estimated addition for the actual cost of
ouildings over the estimated cost, but
opinions differ as to whether the addition
should be 25 per cent, or 30 per cent. If
the former figure is taken. $2,274,763
should be added to the inspector's figures.
It is also eminently proper to include in the
year's buildings. the work done this year on
unfinished buildings, which would include
the postoffice, lumber exchange aud others.
Competent judges place the amount at
8550,000. Including these figures we have:
Cost as originally estimated $9,099,052
Increase in actual cost 2,274,763
Work ou unfinished buildings...... 550,000
Grand total $11,923,815
These figures will undoubtedly be swelled
when the Minneapolis annual review fiend
gets in his work; so the general public may
use their own judgment in accepting any
set presented. The inspector's are those
which go on record.
In Minnesota There Will Be Light
Snows and early Stationary
Washington, Dec. 4—l a. m.— lndications
— For Wisconsin and Western Michigan: Fair
weather, northerly winds, and slightly
warmer. For lowa and - Nebraska: Light
snow, variable winds, generally north
westerly, and stationary temperature. For
Minnesota: Fair weather, followed by slight
snow, northerly winds, and nearly stationary
temperature. For Eastern Dakota: Light
snow, followed by fair weather, northerly
winds, and stationary temperature.
St. Paul, Dec. 3. — The following observa
tions were made at 8:48 p. m., local time:
Bar. I Ther. «~
__. M Cl _SO
Place of Observation. 2. « __"p §*£
"5. _ _•! S
_r _ =° —
r g, §o s
: ! , __ 5* P '•'
• . 03 3 •
Duluth 30 78 '—12 *9 j Clear .
St. Paul 30.77 *3Cltar
Crosse 30.73 3 *4 Clear
Huron 30. 1 —7 *_ Clear
Moorhead 29 92—21 +2 Clear
St. Vincent 30.97—20 +6 Clear
Bismarck 30.93- 17 *9, Clear
Fort Buford 30.80:— *1 1 Clear
Fort Assinaboine.... 30.53 4. ...-Fair
Helena 30.29 34 *6.Clear
Fort Garry 30.97-17 »18 Clear
Minnedosa 30.91—28 Clear
Medicine Hat 30.511 —2 .... Fair
Qu'Appeile 30.84—15 *4 Clear
—Below zero. * Lower. tHlgher.
Quarantine, S. 1., Dec. 3.— The body
of William H. Vanderbilt #as removed to
day from the receiving vault in the Mora
vian cemetery at New Dorp to its final
resting place in the massive granite mauso
leum on Light House hill. Ocean Terrace,
the highest point tn the Moravian cemetery.
The utmost precautions were taken to se
cresy in the removal, and only the detectives
who have been guarding the remains, the
cemetery employes and three members of
the Vanderbilt family were present. The
casket was withdrawn and solemnly, with
out religious ceremony, escorted by the de
tective guard to the mausoleum. The great
gate of the tomb was unlocked and the key
given to the Vauderbilt family. The de
tective guard was removed, from the vault
and placed on duty at the mausoleum,
where they were seen at a late hour to
night pacing before the tomb with revolvers
in their belts.
A Patent Rirbt Suit.
Detroit, Dec. 3.— -Kaoul Pierre Pictet,
inventor of a new anaesthetic, has brought
suit iv the United States circuit court for
infringement of patent against J. P. An
drews and Milburn, & Williamson, who
were engaged in manufacturing the com
pound in Detroit. A motion for a prelimi
nary injunction will first come up. Pictet
has sued J. P. Andrews individually for
$150,000 damages, claimed to have been
received through Andrews' neglect to keep
an agreement by which he guaranteed, tlie
formation of an English Pictet company. In
which the inventor would have $SO,OOO
stock and from which he would receive
§40,000 in cash for the patent right
Lively I radius*:. ._
New Tobk, Dec. 3.— This was a liveiy
day on the produce exchange. The optional
.rate of wheat was unprecedentedly large,
over 23,000.000 bushels } changing bands.
The market fluctuated with the range of
$i@lK cents, at the close showing
ian advance of K@l cents as
I compared with - the close of
yesterday. During the day there were
| spurts of excitement, most marked during
| the last session. The advance is attributed
t_ several causes.. Shippers have been de
cidedly freer buyers; besides cable advices
are all of a very encouraging tenor. It is
thought that there is a very large short in
terest both here and at the west.
THE STATE OF TKAOE.
A ICooni in Business, Owiii. largely
to the Weather, and a Speculative
New York; Dec. 3.— Special telegrams
to Bradstreet's point to moderate gains in
the movement of general merchandise from
Boston,. New York, Baltimore, .Detroit
Milwaukee, St. Paul, Minneapolis, New
Orleans and San Ffaiieisco. Except in so
tar as this is due* to eased breadstuffs
and Other exports froih the Atlantic sea
ports named, the gain is due to a stimulated
retail demand for dry. gOods,. groceries
notions, owing .to,. the chid eat lief and to
the approach of the] holiday season.. There
is no material change at .'Philadelphia,
Pittsburg, Cleveland, Louisville. Chicago,
St. Louis and Kansas City. At most points
a widespread confidence is reported in the
future of general trade, notwithstanding a
noticeable check to the movement, of
goods from first hands in the textile and
other lilies. The total bank clearing's thjs
week at 32 cities show, the unprecedented
Increase of £202. 900, over last Week, the
total being 51.208,74(1,793. against 51,006,
--000,503 a Week ago and $1,007,215,690 for
the week ending one year ago. Here is an
increase of 20 per cent over last week, and
16 per cent over the like week last year.
The gain at New YOrk is 818,400,000, or
about 20 pei cent, due very largely to the
heavy speculative transactions in railway
shares and bonds,* petroleum and produce
exchange dealings. .Increased exports, also
had some Influence; Philadelphia's increase,
36 per cent, was owing to the heavy gain in
volume .of ./, railway „ share spec
ulation. Boston's gain of 11 per cent,
was caused to some extent by like influ
ences, but that of 50 per cent, at San Fran
cisco must be explained by the outbreak of
a speculative fever, and that of 40 per. cent,
at Chicago largely to increased, speculation.
Mercantile collections at the West and
Southwest are slow.' owing . to a continued
disposition on the part of the farmer to
hold back his produce for higher prices.
The New. York stock market this week has
been the scene of wild speculation in Bead
ing, which made a considerable advance on
somewhat indefinite prospects that the re
organization plan will be favorable to the
stock. : A* heated speculation Is alsO in
progress m mining shares. The weeefc'.s
transactions agi. regaled 3,888, sha*res,
against 2,*595. shares in the preceding
week, 1,906,822 shares in the corresponding
week of igSo, and" 1,722,306 in 1884, Bead
ing contributed about 1,070,000 shares to
this week's total, aiid 600.000 shares to that
of the preceding week, or, altogether, about
double the share capital of the company in
the two weeks. Bonds are firm and ad
vancing, in anticipation of a large demand
for. investment after Jan. 1. At the West
and South the pig iron market is quite
active. Some Southern furnaces have left
the market, owing to the absence of stocks
and heavy orders ahead. During this week
wheat options at Chicago and New York
have. advanced 4@4M cents, and for spot 4
cents per bushel, on increasing exports and
speculation and small stocks abroad. The
renewed strength Is quite pronounced, and
the opinion gains ground that a permanent
gain In wheat prices has finally begun. In
dian com went 1% cents higher, with small
stocks and heavier demand, and , wheat
demand, and wheat flour, with a better in
quiry for export and a reduced production,
has been marked up 15 cents per barrel.
Dry goods at tirst hands remain dull and
steady, except ginghams, which tend up
Georgia Election Returns.
A dispatch from Atlanta, Ga., says that
the returns of election in Georgia for mem
bers of the Fiftieth congress show that out
of an average voting population of
200,000 but 27,577 votes . were cast
In any one of the congressional dis
tricts a half-organized secret cabal
could have served the polls on election day
and carried the seat. The different mem
bers elect polled the votes following: First
district, T. M. Norwood, 2,061; Second
district, H. G. Turner, 2,411; Third dis
trict. C. F. Crisp,-1,704; Fourth district.
T. W. Grimes, 2,909; Fifth district, John
D. Steward, 2.999; Sixth district, John C.
Clements, 5.043; Eighth district, H. H.
Carleton, 2,822; Ninth district, A. D.
Candler, 2,855; Tenth district George T.
Barnes, 1,944. From several important
counties, notably Burke, Charlton and
Coffee, there : were no returns at all.
A Cashier in Trouble.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, D. T., Dec, 3.— Cashier J. W.
ay ward, of the First National bank of
Wahpeton was brought to Fargo, Dak., to
day in charge of i a deputy United States
marshal, and had a hearing before .United
Commissioner . McConnell on . a charge of
making false entries. The accused waived
examination and. was held in the sum of
$10,000 to await the action of the United
States grand jury. The complaint was
made by J . B. Doig, of Wahpeton.
Sorghum Works Closed.
-Cape Mai, N.J., Dec. 3.— The sorghum
works at Rio Grande, Cape May county,
where for several years sugar has been
manufactured from sorghum cane grown in
the vicinity, have been closed and all the
employes discharged. The works may be
re-opened in the spring. They have been
fostered for several years as an experiment
by a bounty from the state, but last year
Gov. Abbott vetoed the bounty ;*__ bill
and the works were operated last season at
a loss. . • .
"Six in the Hole.'**
"Between 11 and 12 o'clock last night
Sergt. Lowell and Officers Scheffer and
Galvin raided a gambling room in the Gei
selmann block on East Seventh street Six
men were found playing "stud" poker and
arrested. The sextette gave their names
as John Hazelton, •' William Jones, James
Ryan, Daniel McLean, Louis Brown and
John Jones, and all but Hazelton put up
$25 for their appearance in the police court
this morning. . .. '._.. *-. . v ."
Waul", to Try It Over.
Chicago, Dec. 3.— President Spalding,
of the Chicago Base Ball club, to-day wired
President Yon DerAhe, challenging the
Browns to play a series of seven or nine
games in April next for the world's cham
pionship. Dates and other details were
left open to be arranged later. ' /y
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The s ittsbure Club. ,
Pittsburg. Dec. 3.— The Pittsburg Base
Ball club has signed McKinnbn, of the St.
Louis Maroons, to play first base. Nego
tiations with Whitney, of Kansas City,
are also In progress, and his signature to a
contract is expected in a few days.
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* Indicted for Negligence.
Buffalo, N. V., Dec. 3.— The grand
jury has indicted R. H. Sliker, city com
missioner of public buildings, for neglect
of official duty in ; certifying to excessive
bills presented by contractors . for work on
public school buildings.^ .
The ."Wary Agnes Ashore. _
Halifax, Dec 3.— The bark Mary
Agnes from Boston for Little Glace bay is
ashore near Little Glace bay. The crew
have been unable to land owing to a heavy
The Crew Drowned. _
Portland, Me., Dec. 3.— sloop, sup
posed to be the Superior, of this port, sunk
at Mink island passage to-day and the crew
were drowned. _ ""' '
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Special to the Globe. . •/[/
RocfiESTER, Minn.,' Dec. 3.— The Univer
salist fair was held last evening and . there
was a very large attendance of the . society
and its friends. About twenty-live . Sir
Knights took supper at the fair. The receipts
of the evening were $135. There was a social
dance later, which the young people enjoyed.
....C. H. Morton is In the city calling on old
friends ...F. H. Warren has returned to his
old home In New York and his family will
follow In the spring. _."'_.
4 *uild Rebuke.
Texas Siftings. - ." ' -._■ ._
An Austin teacher overheard one of the
larger boys in the class whispering to the
boy below him that the teacher was a don
key. The teacher did not get angry at all.
He did not seize the boy by the collar and
draw him over a desk where he could get at
him conveniently. All the teacher did was
to remark, placidly: .;
"Harry. I shall mark you deficient in
natural history, as you cannot distinguish
me from a donkey."
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THE CAPRICES OF FASHION.
Novel Bridal Bouquet-Exit White
.< At a recent fashionable wedding irt New
York one of the most noticeable bouquets
carried was composed entirely of ferns— a
symphony in green. The outer rim Was
formed of the ordinary fern fronds, directly
within which was a delicate' massing of the
feathery maiden's hair. From the center,
rising half an Inch above the rest of the bou
quet, came a single stem of palm of the
digitated species, the edge of the graceful
spiny fingers resting lightly upon the outer
rim of fronds. The costume with which
this was carried was white tulle, devoid of
the slightest ornamentation save on either
side of the skirt, where the front draperies
were caught high and fastened with a tiny
perfect digitated palm. The hair was worn
low in the nape of the neck in a smooth,
full coil. . It is almost needless to add that
the young, lady was extremely beautiful,
with a fresh complexion, as otherwise the
simplicity of toilet would have been a most
trying ordeal. . .yy-* .. . '-.- -v. ,--..• ..",
The time-honored custom of stretching
white satin ribbons across the church-aisle
at weddings, to mark the space for relatives
of the contracting parties or guests in full
dress, has been relegated to the things of
the past— by on the shelf for the pres
ent, at least. The late innovation in this
matter is a heavy twisted rope of white
silk, which is suspended somewhat loosely
from one side of the aisle to the other, rest
ing on a tiny brass knob or hook fastened
to the arm of the pew. The rope is made
lons enough to fall from this in a deep loop
and end, whiehis finished with a tassel of
knotted silk and. chenille, and the effect is
exceedingly simple and elegant.
5.1 ins. in 8. Him to Term*.
New York Sun.
Featherly, who was making an evening
call, had been hovering between hope arid
despair for months, but hadn't the nerve to
put the important question, when Bridget
opened the door and said:
. "Can I speak wid yez wan minute, Miss
Clara?" *- • *■"".-■>•
"Certainly. Bridget. What is it?"
. "Wi\d yez piaze tell me wat it'll be for
breakfast?" . ... :£^lHEjrt
"O, yes. Pray excuse me. Mr. Feath
erly. i think, Bridget, we will have fried
s.veet-breads. Papa Is very fond of them."
"How wull I cook 'em, mum?"
"First wash them very carefully, Bridget,
anddrywlthalinencloth then lard them with
narrowstripoffatsalt pork set closely to
getheruseforthispurpose a larding needle lay
thesweetbreadsinacleanhotfryiug pan which
hasbeenwellbutteredandcook to a hue" brown
is all. Bridget." fg?|§
"Thank yez." said Bridget. . .
Exit, Bridget leaving young Featherly in
a state of tremendous excitement.
"Miss Hendricks," he began, "Miss Clara
— Clara— dear Clara — will you — will you
be my wi "
But let us retire from this sacred scene.
The stage isn't a place where actresses
are "born to blush. unseen" — not so long as
photographers hold out. Boston Post.
What this world longs for is an actress
who can play "Rosalind" to suit the Shakes
pearean notions of the critics. — Lowell
.When actresses play "Juliet" to suit the
critics no two , out of a .hundred will have
the same conception of the character.—
A burlesque actress says the way news
papers pitch into her on account of her
scanty dress reminds her of . "Much Ado
About Nothing." — P.ochester Post-Ex
A certain prima donna always signs her
name at the top of the page when she reg
isters at a hotel. The reason for this is
supposed to be that she isn't much on the
lower register. Burlington Free Press.
Judging only by the theater programme,
one is led to believe that many a star ac
tress . is , supported by her husband, while
the fact is that in most cases it is the actress
who supports her husband.— Lowell Cit
izen.. **.. ','._!*.; ... ....
"Why is it." asks a critic, "that in nearly
every play there is a dozen male characters
to one. female?" Well, that is about the
proportion in real . life. If the one female
is handsome and an heiress there" are gen
erally more than a dozen males to one
female.— Norristown Herald. :'.;-.
An opera singer who recently arrived in
New York lost all her stage dresses by a
lire on shipboard. It remained to be seen
whether an actress whose only recommen
dation to the American public is the loss of
her wardrobe can successfully compete with
one who is accompanied by a very unsavory
scandal, a live lord and a pusillanimous
husband. — Norristown Herald.
The Tramp's mile scheme.
"Mister, do you want a fine article in
your line that wont cost much?" said a very
seedy fellow with a market basket, as he
approached the proprietor of a popular
' "No, not to-day"
"Better not be too quick to make up your
mind mister. I've got a case of extra dry
that I'd like to get rid of."
"Got it with you?"
"Yes, sir. . Been carryin' it around for
about two days now."
. "Well, I guess 1 can take .it off your
hands. How — "
"Thank ye, sir. I'll Sake a little Bour
"Why, ter git rid of this case of extra
dry. I've been dry time an' agin, but this
is the extraest case of dry I ever saw. Ah,
thanks." USB9.SPP? ■-* --v '■•"•' ...
Nothing New About It.
Dumbledigg was arrested about 2 a.m.
by the violent ringing of the door belL y* „.
'"What's the trouble?" he exclaimed,
jamming his head out of the window.
"Come quick to the station-house and go
bail for your son-in-law!"
"No, I wont." ....
"Bnt, sir, your daughter is nearly dis
"Pooh! There's nothing new about that
If she hadn't been distracted she would
never have married that fellow."
A Future Bear milling Market.
Harper's Bazar. - ;*v'*' *',
Kindly Old Lady— What's the matter, lit
Little Boy (crying bitterly)— l jes' lost
Kindly Old Lady (giving him a nickel
Well, here is 5 cents more fOr you, so
don't cry. How did you lose it?
piLittle Boy (feeling better) lost it
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here Lord Lonsdale i. Wanted.
Omaha World. ■//;
John Bull His hour Lord Lonsdale
hover h'h your yard" .
• Brother Jonathan— Yes, he is, more's the
pity; flirting with another man's wife. too.
j "Wont you please tell 'Ira to come 'ome?
'c his neglecting 'is work."
"Eh! didn't know he had any,"
"Oh, yes; 'c 'as charge of forty church
livings, don't yon know." , : s
.. An Honest Theater Ticket Seller.
This country is full of wonderful curiosi
ties, and yet Barnum sends an agent abroad
to secure freaks for his show. An lowa
man paid by mistake a $20 gold piece for a
theater ticket The ticket seller hunted
him up In the audience and returned the
. The Spice of Life.
The Judge. j- - *."'"
Inquisitive Party— And do you go up that
ladder all day long?
: Pat— No, sur; half of the time Oi cum
down. '/__■/:.. L_~, '._ ...._!
, King Milan, of Servia, baa announced that
be will not receive tbe Bulgarian da-out**-)*... *
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