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SEE THE BIVALVES GO j
Value and Importance of the
Oyster as An Article
In All Ages They Have Been
Regarded as the Finest
How a Score or More of St.
Paul Lawyers Lay Away
Methods of Business Men in
Getting* Away With the
less have always, !
in all ages of the j
vorld and among |
II kinds of peo- i
le, been regard
d as one of the i
articles of food, j
and great efforts l
have been made j
to cultivate them j
in a manner to
give them a still
and bewitching j
efforts have not
in vain. In some
"they are culti
vated their beds
are so laid timt apart of the time they are i
covered with salt water and a part 01
the time by fresh water. This causes
them to grow fast and tender, and at
the same time to impart to them a flavor
to be obained in no ether way. It re
ported that there are epicures ill "New
York City who can tell through the tele
phone what kind of oysters the person:
talking to them has been feeding upon.
Lucullus, the great epicure of Rome.
was a celebrated-breeder of oysters, and j
his beds were so far-famed that he had |
to keep them guarded to pro
tect them from the poachers
They were located at Tusculum, and
many times Cicero, Julius Ctesar, Mark
Antony and the other boys were
brought before the police court at Rome
and fined for pilfering his oysters. .Not
withstanding St. Raul is nearly l,;> 00
miles from the Atlantic, there is a very
large quantify of oysters consumed
here. George W. McGee furnishes
some interesting information in regard
to them, lie says that oysters are fond
of music, and that one day he had a bar
rel of them standing in his place when a
HAXI>-01!OAX CAME AI.OXG
aud commenced playing Boulanger s
march. As soon as they heard it they
began to scramble out of the barrel, and
it became necessary to drive the hand
organ away. In Italy the teachers of
vocal music insist upon their pupils
feeding on oysters, and it is understood
that Signor Jannotta is considering the
idea of adopting this style herein St. I
Paul. Different kinds of oysters affect
the voice differently. Soprano voices j
are always fed upon the small, delicate i
Blue Points. These are regarded as es- i
pecially good for the high register. The
Saddle* Rocks are larger and more solid.
and consequently they are always pre
scribed for the contralto voice. For the
basso profundo the clean, solid Shrews
bury is always relied on. and it is said
that Whitney, the great basso, is
always found,' during the oyster Season
in New York, around Fulton market
and Old Slip, where the Shrewsburys
abound. Besides the effect that the
•oysters have on the voice they nourish
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r^tLLHAL- VALUto rUK ! nlo Wttls.
Our Prices on Goods are always as low or lower than similar qualities can be purchased for in the leading Dry Goods Centers. On the bulk of Staple Goods we can positively state that our prices the
year round are lower than any house in the country. Our motto being small profits and quick returns. Our aim is, and always has been, to sell our customers standard goods that we can honestly recommend,
and if any article purchased in our store should not be found exactly as represented, we cheerfully exchange it or refund the money. ;
Bargains—39c, Worth 50c.
• 300 dozen Ladies' Merino Vests and Pants; are silk hound and stitched;
are worth 50e, our price only 89c.
100 dozen Ladies' Merino Vests and Pants; are fine gauge and silk
bound and stitched; are worth 70c, our price 50c each.
100 dozen Ladies' Fine Merino Vests and Pants; are silk bound and
ititched; arc worth 98c, our special price 75c.
A BIG BARGAIN.
' 900 dozen Ladies' All-Wool Scarlet Vests and Pants; are warranted
pure cochineal dye; are silk bound and stitched; are usually sold at
§1.26 and §1.39, our special price only $1 each.
Black Hare Muffs.
500 Ladies' Black Hare Muffs; are satin lined and are 98c; for a big
drive our price is only 50c each.
." 40 dozen Ladies' Ermine Caps; are in all colors; are being sold every
where at §1.25 and $1.39; our sale price only 89c each, :ijci
100 dozen Children's Seamless Hose, in brown, red and blue mixtures;
are heavy and just the thing for boys' wear; are usually sold at 23c, our
special price only 17c per pair. ';£J. . • >" 7 '*'' '.*
BOYS' HEAVY ALL-WOOL.
120 dozen Boys' Heavy All-Wool Derby Ribbed Hose; come in black
only; are usually sold at 3lc, our sale price 25c.
DERBY RIBBED CASHMERE.
160 dozen Children's Derby Ribbed Cashmere Hose with Merino foot;
are full regular made; are usually sold at from 28c to 43c, our sale i
price for all sizes only 25c per pair. I
LADIES' CASHMERE— 6O dozen Ladies' Cashmere Hose, with Merino heel and toe;
are seamless and come in black only; our regular price 31c, for this week only our
price is 25c per pair.
LADIES' DERBY RIBBED CASHMERE--60 dozeji Ladies'. Derby Ribbed Cashmere
Hose; are full regular made, have Merino heel and toe, are heavy and come in ■ as
sorted colors only; are worth 50c, our price 39c per pair.
ENGLISH MERINO—2S dozen Ladies' English Merino Hose; are full regular
made and come in Oxford gray only; are usually sold at 75c, our price only 59c
WM. DONALDSON & CO., GLASS BLOCK STORE, MINNEAPOLIS.
the brain and stiffen the backbone, and
this is the reason why lawyers 'are so
much given to eating them. The oyster
houses in the vicinity "of the court house
and down around the lawyers' offices on
Jackson street have a very large trade
from the lawyers. The stream of law
yers begins to flow in upon these places
about noon, and from that time till
about 4 o'clock there is a great deal of
activity. The lawyers rush out of court
and hurry to the favorite place where
the little oyster can be had. The oys
ters are easily digested and quickly
served, and the waiters have such a
wonderful memory that they know just
What kind of oysters each man wants
and just how lie wants them served.
Most men have a particular style in
which they want them! cooked, or else
they want them raw. either on the half
shell or on a plate. Each regular cus
tomer's style is known. The proprietors
Of these houses do a bisr business, make
large amounts of money and wear fine
I diamonds. * • . . ■ 'rr.
HOW SOME JIEX LIKE THE—.
Judge Burr takes them raw, just as
they used to in the army, and with them
he takes along a little hard tack.
Chris O'Brien is an epicure, and they
must be scalloped for him or braided on
a sea coal fire.
Judge Handrail sailed around the
world and has tried them every way,
and he takes his fried as a rule, but if
hard pressed for time he takes them
raw on the half shell.
Judge Egau is not particular how they
are served so they are Blue Points.
These are the only kind for the real old
Corporation Counsel Murray always
calls tor the Saddle Rocks and a little
piece of celery on the outside.
lion. C. K. Davis has a natural liking
for the generous Shrewsbury; but he is
experimenting with the Chesapeakes,
the Blue Points, the East Rivers and
the Saddle Rocks, so that when he goes
to Washington, he will be up in what
ever style is required.
James Smith, Jr., is getting fat on the
Bon John R. Brisbin stands by the
"Blue Point on the half shell like a little
man. „ £.Ui*'£ yi: *'
Sheriff Richter takes them any way,
i and polishes them off with easy grace
and dignity. '."i*--'.
Gen. Sanborn prefer? the stew, but as
it takes some time to prepare them, and
with him time is money, he usually
takes them raw on the half she!!.; •
S. L. Pierce always takes his fried.
E. ('. Rogers has no time to wait, and
hurries down a half dozen raw.
Judge Barrett, when it comes to oys
ters, will always take his time. In this
matter he cannot be hurried. He is the
most scientific and artistic epicure in
the Northwest. Four raw Blue Points
open up the business, and these are fol
low ed by three fried Shrewsbury's, and
these by one or two of each of the other
kinds in turn, till he sizes them all up.
C.N. Bell is satisfied with nothing
but the kind that President Cleveland
John O'Brien always reads poetry
while the oysters go to their long home.
E. S. Chittenden talks to the bivalves
on the law of tenants in common, as
they slide slowly down.
Gordon E. Cole doesn't say much, but
he thinks a good deal, as the noble
Shrewsbury slides along where so many
have gone before. •• •".
When W. D. Cornish performs the
feat he looks as though he were receiv
ing a blessing.
If you want to see a circus you should
see E. St. Julien Cox struggle with a
Saddle Rock. He never fails to land
him where he will do the most good.
Count de Rochebrune does not make
much fuss about polishing off a couple
of stews and then laying a dozen fried
on them to keep them still"
W. W. Erwin always delivers himself
of a little piece of poetry, or a Fourth of
July oration, as the little oysters disap
pear in a somewhat lengthy procession.
R. 13. Galusha always manages to get
a grapevine lock on each oyster. In
this way he lays them away just where
he wants them.
W. K. Gaston always wants a red hot
stew, rain or shine.
Judge Gorman takes his on the fly in
he left field.
Edwin Gribble eats them always with
Corner Nicollet Avenue and Sixth Street, Minneapolis.
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY PILOSE: SUNRDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1887.— TWENTY PAGES.
decorum and; becoming propriety, and
with an air that says plainly enough,
"I've been here before.'"
THE BUSINESS MEN.
It is believed that oysters' have the
same effect upon the brains of business
mi 11 that they do on the brains of" law
yers. To see this class of our citizens
pay their respects to'the king of the
shells, one should go, to some of. the
oyster houses down on-Jackson and
Fourth streets. Thereabout the hour
of 1 or 2, the stern business man un-1
bends himself, and if he has any poetry
in him, it then comes to him.
When P. H. Kelly walks , up to the
little counter and gives his order, it is
with a most heavenly satisfaction over
spreading his pleasant countenance. As
the corpulent. Shrewsbury slips down
that toboggan slide, it is just the time
to strike him for a postoffice. *
Gen. Averill takes his Blue Points
with dignity and gentility, but he takes
When Capt. Berkey enters the little
clioo house and calls for his Saddle
Rocks, he always asks if the taxes on
them have been paid.
When Cen.Bishop takes his it is a pure
business proposition, with no emotion
in it at all.
When A. G. Postlethwaite takes his
Shrewburys he places his right hand
just below* his heart and a little to the
northwest, and says, "Ah, there! stay
Lew Maxfield is not particular what
kind of oysters, he 'has, so there is
enough to go round, and always calls
George R. Finch always calls for the
ice palace brand.
Chanuing Seabury is full of business,
and takes his raw.
D. R. Noyes takes Blue Points, and
always through his politeness asks their
pardon before he sends them to their
last resting place.
Two Shrewsburys always fill up Prof.
W. P. Murray always recites the
Declaration of Independence before he
takes his on the half shell.
Capt. Starker never takes less than
half a dozen of the largest Shrewsburys,
'and he never stops for long speeches,
F. B. Clarke likes his oysters panne;".
11. J. Strouse will not touch anything
but Blue Points. lie's been to New
J. J. Hill and Allen Manvel take
t heir's raw. It's quicker.
These are only a few of the more
prominent lawyers and business men
who eat oysters, but there are hundreds
of others who are not prominent, and
who are not even business men or law
yers, who eat the luscious bivalve at the
little oyster shop. _
Scene in a School-Book Store.
Mrs. Suddenly . Rich—l wish to buy
one of these globes.
Clerk—Here is one, madam, that is
used in all the schools.
Mrs. S. Weil, if you will have me
a few more islands painted on those
empty places I'll take it.
Do you ask Lilla. with fond caress,
What seems to me perfect happiness?
A golden flay, and a sapphire sky.
An emerald "earth, and you and I
Roaming through woodlands green together—
That's happiness iv summer weather.
And say 'tis winter; outside, the snow.
And inside, the fire's warm, cheerful glow;
And we sit by it, cheek touching cheek.
Silent sometimes, and sometimes we speak.
So I find, in summer or winter weather,
Happiness means—to be together.
The inauguration of our
great Silk and Velvet sale
commences Monday and con
tinues for one week. A sweep
ing reduction in prices during"
For a leader we will place
on sale 22-inch guaranteed
Black Silk for $1.15 per yard.
This Silk cannot he bought to
day outside of the Glass Block
store for less than $1.50 per yd.
We have a very excellent
line of Black Silk Radziniirs,
plain black ground combined
with colored stripes in car
dinal, old gold and white;'. this
lot we will close out for $1
per yard,the former price $1.50.
BLACK SATIN RHAD AMES.
6 pieces at $1.15 per yd, former pr. 51.50
3 pieces at 1.25 per yd, former pr. 1.62
5 pieces at 1.50 per yd, former pr. 1.75
4 pieces at 1.62 per yd, former pr, 1.87
3 pieces at 1.75 per yd, former pr. 2.00
2 pieces at 2.00 per yd, former pr. 2.25
The above Satin Bhadames
are for dress costumes, and are
the best in the market, at the
We have a very fine line of
24-inch Black Surah Silk,
which we will sell for 75c, 89c,
$1, $1.25 per yard.
A great bargain in a 24-inch Mar
bleized Dress Plush in the following
colors: Havana, Brown, Gobelin
Navy Blue, Old Gold, Bronze,. Gar
net, Gatclon Brown, 1 Myrtle Green.
Our sale price for this week, $1.62.
. TABLE OF THE ECUS.
How the Celebrated Artist, Rubens,
Paid a Debt to a Hotel.
A VERY SINGULAR STORY.
The Landlord Thought Himself Duped—
A Work of Art That Lay Un- ,
noticed for Years. "''
rrauslatcd From the French of Ch. Diguet
by B. C. Waggoner. 'IH '
AM about to relate to
you, said a-gentleman
to me the other day,
something that occurred
in the beginning of the
when Pierre Paul Ru
bens, that magician of
color and grand effects,
was entering upon -his
brilliant career. He
dwelt at that time in a
modest auberge in the
end of Paris, not far
from the palace of his
protectress, Mane de Medicis. Some
times rich, sometimes poor, though al
ways living like a grand seigneur, Ru
bens acquitted himself to his landlord
badly, who, not at all sensible of the
honor of lodging and serving gratis the
first painter of that professed for
art the greatest disdain, and not infre
quently for his locataire personally.
Matters had been going on thus for so
many months that the landlord
HAP NATUBALLY BECOME IMPATIENT,
but to all of his appeals and constant
reminders the artist replied with a
mournful shake of the head and a turn
ing out of his empty pockets. At last
one morning, when the worthy logeur
had got up in an exceedingly bad humor,
he said to himself that if Rubens did
not pay him before the end of the day
everything he oyved him he was neither
more nor less than a common vagrant,
and should be so treated.
As fate would have it, unluckily,
when Rubens returned from the Louvre
that morning his pockets were, as usual,
at low tide; he hadn't even a maravedis.
What should he do? And do something
lie must, for not only did the innkeeper
refuse to listen to his most specious
reasoning, but to give him anything to
eat as well; he must pay him money,
and that without delay. l-:l..'u :
Pushed to his last intrenchments, he
took from the wall a tiny canvas, and
doing it into a package dispatched it
with a note to a dealer of .his acquaint
ance, stating that it was for sale, pro
vided that it could be sold at once, and
setting the price at twelve hundred
livres. In twenty minutes the mes
senger returned; the dealer would buy
the picture and at once, knowing, of
course, that Rubens' strait must be
great, he would pay for it only 800
"Eight hundred livres for a Rubens!",
cried the artist furiously. "It's shame
ful, shameful!" and in a paroxysm of
rage at the insult offered him, he tore
the canvas to pieces and threw them in
the fire. The innkeeper, also awaiting
the return of the messenger, was dumb
with amazement, and watched with
rising anger .. :^>,j-
HIS HOPES OF PAYMENT VANISHING.
in smoke and flame. His locataire was
mad, mad as a hatter,to refuse 800 livres
for a daub like that; he would stand it
no longer, and turning upon his lodger
ordered him out into the street. •• »d;'
'•But wait a bit, Master Inkeeper,'
wait a bit," cried Rubens suddenly, as
if seized with a new idea. "In eight
days' time I promise you that you shall
have your money, every sou and cent
ime that I owe you;" and without stay
ing to hear his host's response, rapidly
mounted the staircase and shut himself
in his chamber. >•'
During the eight days following,
fixed upon by himself for the repay
ment of his debt, he seldom ever left
the house, and descended to his meals
but once a day; every time he did go
out, however, if only for a moment,
ALL NEW «OT GOODS!
36-inch wide, English Diagonal Suiting, worth fully
25c, now only 18c a yard. 'T-„:' .*"
Heavy All Wool Suiting, 36 inches, wide, all the new
colors, also in Mixtures; cheap at 50c, now only
39c a yard. T
...-.' OM ti '' ; - ~-v___".>■"'*'-**,."':"'
Fine All Wool Foule Cloth, 40 inches wide, never
worth less than 62c, for this sale only 49c a
j in ;'
_^. __ - ___' _ ' —9_— _H_. ' _■_■ _~_ ■
The balance of our Stock of fine All Wool Diagonal Boucle
Suiting, extra heavy ana* very desirable for winter wear,
regular price 89c; marked down to close 50c a yard.
Heavy All Wool Ladies' Cloth, in all the new Mixtures and
Grays. These are a superior quality and full 54 inches
1 wide; usual pries 89c, now offered at only 50c a yard.
53-inch wide, heavy All Wool French Foule Cloth, rich and
very handsome Goods; never worth less than $1.25, now
slaughtered to only 75c a yard. ''.\'--V;-: ?
locking the door and carrying the , key
with him.. At the expiration of the
time agreed upon to pay, and promptly
to .the minute, the painter, appeared
before his creditor holding in his hand
a small valise. ; ' .-:
"I have kept my word," said he, ap
proaching the landloard, "and kept it
faithfully. ' You will find the money I
owe you* every jot and tittle of : it,, on
the table in my room. And now,
monsieur, my host, good day." and,
lifting his hand to his felt, the great
artist went out from a house that had
proved so inhospitable, a grand seig
neur to the last. .„■-.-.
9 Four steps at a time the innkeeper
leaped the staircase leading to the apart
ments that Rubens had left. The door
was partly open, and through the crev
ice, even before he had reached the
landing, he could see
THE BPAIIKI.E OF THE OOLI»
and silver pieces thrown pell-mell upon
the table, quadruples, louis, double
louis, ecus . and demi-ecus, seem
ingly countless in " number, . and
certainly more than ' sufficient.. The
eye of the good man twinkled, and,
'smiling with delight, he hastened to en
ter, to gather up and store away the
money of which he had been so long de
prived. As he laid his hand upon the
j table, however, he recoiled in fright
—the top was empty, and all those
heaps of gold and silver, so astound i ugly
deceptive, was the work of the brush of
Transported witlffenger, the Innkeeper
stood for a moment motionless, then ran
to the bureau and the armoire; the
clothes of the artist, if he had not taken
them away with him, would aid, in part
at least, in acquitting the debt. The
bureau was empty, but not so the
wardrobe, the row of clothes
pegs that filled the sides and
back - being happily well garnished,
doubtless in velvets and satins of
all styles aud colors; ruffs for the neck,
felts for the head, boots shoes, rapiers,
nothing, in short, positively nothing
missing requisite for the wardrobe of a
gentleman. He approached and
reached out his hand, attracted by the
beauty of a doublet of corn-colored
satin, when he discovered some
thing that he " had never for
an instant suspected, that all
this wardrobe full of gorgeous raiment,
so rich and elegant, like the table of
ecus, was simply painted, exquisitely,
- WITH EVERY FOLD AND FRILL
complete, nevertheless pain ted I *v.
Boute de ciel! the dauber, the rascal
had tricked him!
Yet all the same, whether the land
lord knew it or not, Rubens engaged
upon his word of honor to meet his en
gagement, had done so, and done it roy
ally. -'-.''•*"'': -:'\"";:y'"'"
As I told yon, however, with a con
tempt for art and with the intolerance
of a successful tradesman for aught but
payments in solid currency, the worthy
aubergiste was angrier than ever.
"I'll destroy them," he . cried, "Ru
bens or no Rubens, and at once; not a
moment shall they flaunt themselves
upon the furniture!"
Alas, when he came to examine them,
he was helpless, for Rubens had separ
ated the slats at the back and painted
upon the walls themselves; the remedy
was worse than the evil, since to rid
himself of these mocking pictures he
would be forced to demolish the house
itself. v-,::V ;• - -
All at once as he stood in his despair
his eye fell upon the table again. That
lie could remove at least, and lifting it
in his arms he bore it triumphantly to
; the loft above the granary. Whether
Rubens told the story of his debt or the
innkeeper himself, lam unable to tell
you. but at all events the adventure was
quickly noised about the city, and at
first the proprietor of his gorgeously
adorned auberge was tormented half to
death. All the same, in a little while
-the ridicule died away, and the famous
chamber acquired a certain celebrity
that brought In ecus by the score, trav
eling from far and wide stopping at the
modest hostelry simply for the honor of
occupying apartments illustrated by
this wonderful pencil.
I• : Unable to understand a mania so
senseless, or ..- *
THE PAYMENT OF DEBT
in so novel a fashion, the good man of
the inn continued his plaints, relating
to every one who would lend an ear the
history of Rubens' fault.
"J Oue morning, perhaps a year after the
events 1 have related, a gentleman ar
rived at the inn,' an English enthusiast
and admirer of the Rubens school,' and
as usual to see the pictures. .
"Since you are' dissatisfied, my
host," said he, "cede to me for a good
round sum in honest gold all right and
title to the daubs that you complain of.
What say you? Will you do it?"
"Doit? Of course I'll do it; but you
forget they are made . •
ON THE WALLS THEMSELVES.
But for that they'd have gone to the
"Cone to the granary?" cried the as
tonished Englishman. "But what do
you mean? Have you more of them
"Yes," replied the aubergiste, "a
table in the same style; if you like it
take it," he added/leading the way to
Recognizing at a glance the beautiful
humor of the great artist, the stranger
"I will take it," said he, "on the spot,"
and in proof of my good intentions I
will pay you for it in sound French gold,
just as many quadruple, louis, double
louis, ecus and demi-ecus as you can
count upon its top."
As quick as thought the inn-keeper
accepted, the money was paid over and
the table carried from its hiding-place
in the loft to become the choicest treas
ure in a celebrated English collection of
Even then the inexorable creditor was
unable to see how more than royally
Rubens had paid his debt.
Fans iv the Window.
A new notion is the arrangement of
fans in the window to sort of take the
place of sash curtains. Thus a large
fan placed at one side, or two fixed
hour-glass fashion, with their sticks
meeting in the. center, shut out the
light in a degree and make the window
very pretty. A fan at one side, with
soft drapery at the other and across the
top of the lower pane, is also a very
tasteful arrangement. There is no end
to the practical ideas that suggest them
selves when one begins to think seri
ously of dressing up the windows of the
Another Way of Looking at It.
Cook —Shure, mum, Zulu's just af ther
bitin' th' lig off the butcher bye!
, Mistress— dear! How dread
fully annoying. Ido hope he was a
clean boy, Mary!
ANARCHY AND DIRT.
The anarchist sat iv his darkened cell,
And he thought of the ugly past:
Of all he thought 'twere hard to tell, ~ ...
But this he muttered at last:
"I wish I had been as other men are;
■ • ,i- -, I wish I had washed my face ;
I wish I had cut my hair i :
"There may be something in what they say
That dirt and vice are twins.
Perhaps my face and my hair to-day
Should answer for my sins I -i ■«>■ -;'-
I wish I had been as other men are; . 1-",. ■;
I wish I had washed my face ;
I wish I had cut my hair!"
Stanley Waterloo in Chicago Tribune.
It i of every style and kind
it BID In the list of "Wants" you find.
$6.75, WORTH $11.50.
20 fine French Combination Suit
Patterns, new and very stylish;, reg
ular price $11.50, now reduced to
$6.75 a Suit. ■}^%]
$7.50, WORTH $13.50.
15 imported French Robes, very
handsome and stylish, all the new
colorings; cheap at $13.50. This
being the balance of our importa
tion, we close them at only $7.50
a Suit. .
[BLACK DRESS GOODS!
39c 20 PIECES 39c
Comprising 10 pieces All Wool Black
French Cashmere, and 10pieces A'f Wool
Black French Serge: usual price 50c, for
this sale only 39c a yard.
42-inch wide All Woof Black French Sax
onia Twill, very rich and serviceable
goods; never sold for less than $1, now
reduced to only 75c a yard. ':.vi:
Black Frenck Satin, solid. 42-inch wide,
heavy and.airy desirable and stylish; !
regular selling price $1.25, as a bargain j
we offer 10 pieces at only 95c a yard.
SILK WARP HENRIETTA !
; 5 pieces line Silk Warp Hjhu.k.u Cloth
that has been selling freely, at $1.05, as
a big drive we now offer them at $1.19 a
AN ACTOR'S GRAVE.
The Far-Away Resting , Place ; of
the Late . William.: E.. Sheridan,
Tragedian. """^y"': * *•■"'.
Sydney (Australia) Correspondent Philadel
Since the death here of William E.
Sheridan, the American actor, in May
last, a movement has been oh foot among
a number of his friends to raise a fitting
tribute to his memory. This movement
culminated in the erection of a small but
tasteful.monument, a sketch of which is
accompanying, and which was to-day
' The cemetery in which Mr. Sheri
dan's body rests is beautifully situated
In the suburb of Waverly, directly upon
the coast, on the top of a tall cliff, at
whose base the broad swells of the
Pacific dash themselves into foam and
whose long perspective of purplest blue,
flecked by the sails of many vessels,
form a background in harmony with the
scene. The monument stands about five
feet in height and is of pure white mar
ble, admirably carved, having at its apex
a representation of a volume of Shakes
peare's works. The superscription runs
In Memory of William Edward Sheridan,
Tragedian. Died ISth May, IBS 7. Aged
48 years. . ■.--■;.;%■•.;
"Oh for a touch of a vanished hand.
And the sound of a voice that is still.''
He was .-•-<••
Words are wanting to say what.
Say what is just and kind,
And he was that .
[Erected by a few of his admirers.]
Among those who were around the
grave were Mrs. Sheridan, and many j
who had been professional and personal i
friends of the dead actor. The stone
had been veiled with an American
standard, which was-bedecked with
rosettes of black crape. Mr. Dampier,
by request, formally unveiled it, and
briefly, but in faltering tones, called
upon G. W. Anson, on behalf of the the
atrical profession, to read the epitaph.
Mr.. Anson broke an impressive
silence, by saying that he had been
called on to bear witness to the charac
ter of a man— true man— to the
affection and the amount of regard with
which he had been held by the people
of Australasia. He seemed to have been
not only an actor— and he said it. being
an actor himself— but a man in the sec
ond sense of the term, inasmuch as he
was a true man to his mother and a true
man to his wife. His merits need not
further be descanted upon publicly—
these were best known to those who had
known him best. He then read the in
scription and epitaph, and added that in
fond remembrance of the man who had
gone one sympathizing thought should
l>% turned to the loving woman whom
he had left behind. The assemblage
subsequently dispersed, many of its
number relating pleasant reminiscences
of the pleasure which they had derived
from the deceased tragedian's acting in
various parts of the world.
ONLY ONE IN AMERICA.
Church Flag Which Flies Over the
Episcopal Church in a New York
Rev. W. W. Montgomery, rector of St.
Thomas' Protestant Episcopal church at
Mamaroneck, believes that his church
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500 Dozen Children's 3-8 inch Printed Border Handkerchiefs: a Bargain at 5c
each; our price only 2c each.
300 Dozen Printed and Woven Border Handkerchiefs, usually sold at 8c; our
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200 Dozen in a great Variety of Patterns, in Cambric and Linen, Fancy and
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flies: the only church .flag in America,
says the New York Sun. : The custom of
flying a flag other than the national flag"
from the turret of a church is not un
common ';in: the established church in
England. St. Thomas' : church in Mam
aroneck has- many, wealthy members
who are New Yorkers, and who have
elegant country places on' the sound.
Among these is the family of James M.
Constable. When Mr. Constable's
wife, Mrs. Henrietta Constable, died
four years ago, Mr. Constable
and : his three children built
St. Thomas' church and presented it to
the parish as a memorial of Mrs. Con
stable. It is of stone, and though Mr.
Constable has not informed the officers
of the parish what it cost, it could not
have been built for less than 8100,000.
It is often referred to as the Arnold
church, because Mrs. Constable was a
daughter of Aaron Arnold, and because
Mr. Hicks-Arnold, a son-in-law of Mr.
Constable, placed the Constable
memorial windows in the church and
the chime of bells in the steeple. . ■>■>.
When the church building was pres
ented to the parish and was consecra
ted in June, 1886, the flag was a part -of
the gift. It was acceptable to the ves
trymen and to Rev. Mr. Montgomery,
and now everybody in Mamaroneck ac
cepts it as a matter of course.
The flag is of white bunting, and the
design shown in the accompanying cut
is in dark blue on white ground. The
design is the seal of the parish. There
is nothing remarkable about the seal,
for every parish in America has, in ac
cordance with an ecclesiastical law, a
seal of some sort, though usually it is
much simpler than that of the church
at Mamaroneck. The seal is frequently
the name of the church only. in the
cut accompanying' a spear is seen up
| right in the center, It is intended by
this to remind the beholder of the spear
with which, according to church tradi
tion, the martyr St. Thomas was killed.
Attached to the spear head is a leathern
thong, with which in ancient times the
spearman drew back his weapon after
casting it at an enemy.
Alpha and Omega, the first and the
last letters of the Greek alphabet, one
on either side of the spear, and also the
book beneath the Omega, are well under
stood ecclesiastical symbols, Alpha and
Omega being the works of the Savior,
who was the first and the last, the be
ginning and the end, while the book
signifies St. Thomas" mission in preach
ing the word. A carpenter's square be
neath the Alpha indicates St. Thomas'
trade. Finally, 1317 is the date of the
organization of St. Thomas' parish.
Sexton Samuel Shearer hoists the
church flag from a turret of the church
every Sunday and on church festival
days. ; i™:'£
WITH A HAXDGLASS.
A picture frame for you to fill,
A paltry setting for your face.
A thing that has no worth until
You lend it something of your grace.
I send (unhappy that I sing
Laid by awhile upon the shelf)
Because'l would not send a thing
Less charming than you are yourself.
Ami happier than I. alas! -
Dumb thing, 1 envy its delight)
"Twill wish you well, the looking-glass
And look you in the face to night.
—Kobert Louis Stevenson