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Friday, June 3. 1892.
DEHOlRATIC STATE TICKET.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
For Conertssman at larye JOHN C BLACK
For Congressman at large. . ANDB KW J HUNTER
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State Vt M H HINKIOHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer Rt'FTJS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T M ALONE Y
Bradstreet estimates tbe loss by flocd
Id five states, those most seriously affected
by the overflew, as $32,009,000. The
loss is truly astonishing, and bearing in
mind the terrible loss of property, to say
nothing of loss of life, it would take 30
such floods to equal the billion ccneress
in expense to the people. And yet, there
are men who try to excuse such work by
saying that we have a rich country.
Keokuk Constitution-Democrat: Tbe
Hancock county democrats are urging
the nomination of Hon. George P.
Walker, of Warsaw, for Etate senator.
The district is republican, and for that
reason they deem it necessary, if a vic
tory is to be won, to nominate a strong,
capable man, who is an able campaigner.
The Hancock democrats claim that all
these qualities are united in the per
son of Colonel Walker. He was the
first democrat ever elected from the
first ward, to the Warsaw city council,
a ward strongly republican. He has
been repeadedly elected as member of
the Hancock county board of super
visors from bis township which is ar
customed to roll up large republican
majoritea. He has been elected by his
fellow-members chairman of that body,
and he presided with marked ability
and gave unqualified satisfaction.
Where availability Is taken into con
sideration, there can not be found a
better man than Hon. George P.
Walker, for the nomination for sena
tor. He has the confidence of the
people of both political parties, and
he would undoubtedly be elected and
in that case his wide experience and
knowledge of legislative matters would
redound to tbe advantage of his district.
Uenjamm In Happy Mood.
If the presidtnt is at all disturbed by
the threatening and somewhat alarming
attitude of Mr. Blaine and his friends, he
certainly gave no sign of it on that little
jmnt on Saturday to Rochester.
On that occasion he w8 in a most
happy mood, if we may iudge from his
utterances. The whole RocaeBter jour
ney was garlanded with pretty flowers of
speech and bedecked with trite and pleas
ing compliments to those who had gath
ered to show their respect. Tbe presi
dent is always happy in roadside efforts,
but he was more than usually so on Sat
urday. He talked prettily of the beauti
ful Susquahanna, and of bow his sugges
tion that it ought to have been mide a
little narrower and a little deeper was
met by a denizen of its banks with the
remark that the Creator did not make
everything for commercial purposes;
some things were made for beauty. And
in agreeing with his critic the president
next uttered some pretty things about the
beauties of nature.
At Williamsport. Pa., he tickled senti
mental ears with poetic apostrophes to
the green fields and vernal forests. At
Trov he awakened patriotic feryor by apt
references to the grand old flig, and at
Elmira he had something equally effusive
to say of the new navy. Everything was
timely and ticking to admiring eyes and
But it was at Watkins that the presi
dent made his happiest hit. A blunder
ing postmaster, one Gano, flustered with
tbe importance of his role as welcoming
fellow c'.tizan, and rattled out of his wits
by tbe presidential presence, committed
the laughable mistake of introducing with
tremendous flourish, "Our President,
William Henry Harrison." The president
laughed with the rest, and then with
smile remarked :
"Some caustic joker, satirizing that
pride of family which characterizes the
old dominion I believe we have no
representative of Virginia on board said
that the old families ot the state reminded
him of the potato plant, tbe best part be
ing under ground Laughter I have
thought, perhaps, the slip made by my
good friend who presented me in getting
the christian name or my ancester rather
than my own might bring his joke to the
recollection of some of you.'
The sally took, for the crowd shrieked
with laughter and the face of Mr. Ua.no
probably took on a shade of purple.
Just then, perhaps, a shadow of Blaine,
Clarkson & Co., fluted across the presi
dent's mental vision, for he added, with a
touch of pathos:
"The 'God bless you' of some good
woman or some venerable man has helped
me to endure with patience the querulous
complaint of other men and women. The
breesy good nature of the people I see
from tbe rear of the car when I travel has
helped me to forget the ugliness of some
of those with whom I come in contact at
If that was a thrust at what Henry
Watterson would call anybody or any
thing in nay way. it was neatly put ana
carried a double edge. Nobody can
doubt the president s happy vein when he
sets out to please. On his journey to
Rochester be was more than usually
pleasing to everybody except, perhaps, to
"Speak this speech, as I tell you. trip
plnslv on the tongue." Say that one of
the great benefaction! of the age is a
mall bottle oi Salvation Oil. tne great-.
t care on earth fir pain; only 25 cents
ONLY NATIVE PHYSICIANS ARE TOL
ERATED IN CHINATOWN.
It la tie Christianized Chinamen Who
Call la and Allow Themselves to Be
Treated by Regular Practitioners How
the CI inese Medical Man Acta,
Chinatown bad had an unusually large
number of visitors on a recent night, and
tbe opium and gambling dens were jam
med, wb n an undersized Chinaman was
thrown t ut of a doorway into the gutter of
Fell stre-jt. He had been in a ficht evi
dently, and In tbe parlance of the English
speaking element, had been "done up." A
policeman took John to the police station
iu Elizabeth street. He was in danger of a
collapse und tbe sergeant sent for an am
bulance. He bad been cut in the face and
on the head, and his clothes were soaked
with blood. In the washroom water was
applied t J the wounds until the ambulance
arrived. The surgeon ascertained that
none of tbe wounds was serious, but that
the Chiinman was suffering most from
tbe effects of the opium. He started to
dress the cuts, but as John saw the ban
dages he set up a vigorous howling.
What in thunder is the matter with
you?" th a sergeant demanded. "Shut up
that bow ing or I'll turn tbe hose down
your thre at."
'Me uo want Melicun docker. Me want
Chinee docker. "
He kid ed and yelled so that the surgeon
picked up his Iwudages and went away.
I he hlooijr pigtail thinks somebody
will eat cim," a policeman remarked.
I supose he thinks we ain't got any
thing to do but wait on him." another
But presently the condition of the China
man changed. His breathing became la
bored, hi eyeball rolled horribly, his legs
and arms twitched convulsively and his
yellow sk a took on more ghastly hues.
"I believe tbe chink is going to kick," a
"Run down to Mott street and see if you
can get one of tbe Chinese doctors," the
sergeant ordered. "Hurry, for I'm afraid
he 11 die on our hands."
CHINESE MEDICAL TREATMENT.
Wet towels were applied to his head and
he revive! partly. Nearly half an hour
elapsed lfore the policeman returned,
accompanied by a tall, fat and solemn
Chinaman, who was dressed in the
Chinese ctctame. He paid no attention to
the serge in t or the other policeman, but
went straight to the patient, looked in his
face, tore off tbe wet towels and examined
the cuts. His long loose sleeves fell back
and d inclined a pair of skinny, wrinkled
hands, wii.b tony fingers and long finger
nails. It seemed strange that such hands
should belong to so fut a body. The pa
tient watched him without uttenng a
word, and after the doctor had completed
his examination he turned to the sergeant
and said: "He much sick: too much hit
pipe. Me make him well."
Then th ? doctor begau to talk to the pa
tient in Chinese, and the sergeant had
a shrewd suspicion that the doctor was
satisfying himself that his fee would be
forthcoming. Evidently the patient's re
plies were satisfactory to him, for he be
gan bandaging the wounds in much the
same way that any surgeon would, only
the bandi ges were of some curious Chi
nese material and were tied in a manner
that would bring discredit upon the young
est medicsl student. Then he took from
some receptacle hidden in the pockets of
an inside jacket several odd packages on
which were Chinese characters. They con
tained drugs evidently, for he took a little
from each, using his nails as scoops, and
spoke to ti e patient. The latter stuck out
his tongue and the doctor dropped the
drugs on iu. The doctor then gave him a
swallow of water and sat down beside him.
The patie it seemed to have every confi
dence in uie treatment and began to look
better. After a short wait the doctor
spoke to liim again, whereupon he arose
aud the two went uway together.
Accordiiig to the experiences of the police
of tbe El zabeth street station, in which
precinct all Chinatown is included, onlv
Christianized Chinamen will ever submit
totreatnieut by white' physicians. When
ever a sick Chinaman is brought to the.
station a Chiuese doctor has to be sent
INTERVIEWING A CHINESE DOCTOR.
Strancelv enough, these doctors are un
known to the police, and on each occasion
they have to rely upon information from
the Chuiainen in the streets or stores to
find one. The reporter met equal difficul
ties in seeing one. After calling at half a
dozen s ton is in Chinatown and asking a
score of Chinamen in Mott, Pell and Doyers
streets wit bout result, he sought for Wong
Chin Foo, who directed him to khi Leon,
who runs a Chinese drug store at 19 Mott
street. Kill Leon, who is very big and
pompous, was measuring out opium so
daintily that it was a pleasure to watch
him. Sevtral assistants were busy doing
up packagi of strange looking roots. Khi
Leon is one of the tallest Chinamen in New
York. He has a round, smooth face, and
be wears a dark silk costume, including a
black sku.l cap. His pigtail is exceed
ingly long, and his nails are long and yel
low. He was very suspicious when spoken
to, thinkii g, apparently, that some trap
was being isid for him.
"Are yoo a doctor?"
. "What for you want to know?"
"I want to learn something about the
way you practice. "
"1 no cud tell nothink. I no talkee well.
Velly busy. Got no time. Call again,
He disappeared -behind a screen, and all
bfforts to bring him back proved futile.
A Chine missionary said: "Chinese
doctors have no knowledge of the human
system, and usually work by guess. It is
against th Chinese ethics to dissect a
body, and the Chinaman has a horror of
anybody who uses a knife on a corpse.
Nevertheless the Chinese doctors manage
to work a great many cures."
It is strange that Chinese doctors are al
lowed to practice in New York, where the
law strictly prohibits any person from act
ing as a ph raician unless he has a medical
certificate imd a license from the county
clerk, but if the law were enforced it is
doubtful w bet her the Chinese would call
In oar physicians. New York Sun.
The Grand Jury Way.
At a session of the superior court Lawyer
Samuel Hoir told a neat little story of his
father. Judge Ebenezer Hock wood Hoar.
"One of the jurors whom father had im
paneled," -aid the lawyer, "once came to
niru with the request that father excuse
him from serving.'"
"Why do you wish to be excused?" be
was asked. - '
"Because, your honor, I am deaf in one
- "That will not make the slightest differ,
oca." repU ad the Judge. "The grand jury
bears arid sac on only one aide of tbs
Ms, Bcj ton Herald.
A REMARKABLE PARROT.
It Takes an Interest In About Every
thing That Goes on Near By.
Charles F. Kapp owns a parrot which,
he says, is the most intelligent biped in the
city. The bird is a magnificent specimen
of tbe South American parrot, with a fine
yellow head, rich green plumage, with red
tipped wings and gray bill. He answers to
the name of Charley. A , reporter who
called on Mr. Kapp was greeted with
"Hello, stranger. Peek-a-boo; I see you.
Have you wiped your feet?" spoken in tones
almost indistinguishable from the human
voice and delivered by the parrot with a
knowing wink and cock of the head.
"Take a seat, gentlemen. Charley's glad
to see you," continued the bird, and the
wonderful specimen of the feathered world
continued with a running fire of comment
during the whole of the reporter's visit.
Charley is quite a young bird, being only
two years old. Mr. Kapp Ixmght him for
a trifle about eighteen months ago from
the steward of a Panama steamer. Since
then Mr. Kapp and his wife have reared
and trained him and taught him all he
knows. Some time ago Kapp was offered
$200 for the bird, anil knowing that his
wife wanted a new piano he told her she
might sell the parrot and get the piano,
but she said she would not part with her
feathered pet for two pianos.
When Mr. and Mrs. Kapp sit down to
breakfast in the morning, if Charley has
not been attended to he will shout: "Ah,
there! Charley wants a cup of coffee,"
"Charley wants a cracker," "Charley wants
his cage cleaned." After partaking of Lis
breakfast, coffee and crackers as ordered,
he is generally hung out in the morning
sun in the front of the house, and there he
commences his regular daily exercise by
calling all the neighbors by name, and
then many of the school children who pass
by and whose names he has learned, until
be has got quite a little crowd around him.
Then Charley starts in to amuse them by
singing all the popular songs of the day,
such as "Oh, what a Difference in the
Morning," "Little Annie Rooney," "Razzle
Dazzle," etc., until his audience goes wild
with laughter and excitement, which seems
to communicate itself to the bird, who
then takes a delight in ordering them all
off to school, telling them, "You'll all be
The next subjects he works upon in his
daily performances are the itinerant ped
dlers, and his imitations of the various
shouts, such as "Rags, sacks and bottles!"
"Glass put in!" and "Strawberries! straw
berries!" must be heard to be believed. So
must his almost perfect imitations of chick
ens, cats and dogs, and he calls all three
and whistles, mews, barks and talks to
them. He will also greet strangers pass
ing by with: "Hello, there! how do you
do?" "I see you; you are just my size,"
"I'll steal you if you don't mind." and
"I'm going away now; goodby, by by."
Charley, however, never uses bad lan
guage, and i? any of the precocious youths
who listen to his entertainments make any
profane remark he will never repeat it, but
retort: "Rats; you're a bad boy." "Goon
away, you naughty boy."
The parrot once nearly got Mr. Kapp
into hot water. He was taking Charley
down town on a Haight street car, which
stopied to admit a stylishly dressed young
lady, who was about to take her seat in the
crowded car, when Charley espied her and
immediately sang out: "Chippie, get your
hair cut, hair cut, hair cut! Chippie, get
your hair cut, hair cut short." The girl
Gushed with anger and the passengers
roared with laughter, but the young lady's
brother, who was standing outside on the
rear platform, came inside and was aliout
to take summary vengeance on Mr. Kapp,
from whom he thought the remarks had
come. His anger, however, changed to
laughter when he discovered that the
offender was only a bird. The big brother
return-d to the rear platform, Charley
shouting "Rats" after him as he disap
peared through tho door. San Francisco
Memories of the Old Folks.
There is uever a snowstorm but that
grandfather or grandmother remembers a
worse one away back in the fabulous times
of thirty, forty or sixty years ago. No late
springs or early autumn frosts surprise
them, lor they know by long experience
that the promises of seed time aud harvest
They are better than town histories, for
they furnish not only facts but illustra
tions. They are versed in genealogies.
When a western paper comes home with a
marked item telling of the success some
boy or girl is achieving 2,000 miles away,
grandfather and grandmother will tell
you whether the germ of success came
from the Smith or Jones side of the house
the Smiths' natural aptitude or the Jones'
When people wonder why young Black,
with his good home, went down hill, the
old people can show how the sins of a man
are visited upon those who follow him.
They remember in what year Abiathar
Perkins was born and whom Eliphalet
Ross married for his first wife. They know
that Dr. Plummer's second wife was a
Rowe and not a Sprineer, and that she be
longed to the Miles Rowes in Epsom, and
not to the Eusebius Rowe family iu Shef
field. Lewis ton Journal.
Great Fires In History.
The great fire in Moscow, which occurred
in 1812, was the most gigantic conflagra
tion in history. In it 30,800 buildings were
destroyed, valued at (150,000,000. The esti
mated loss in the great Chicago fire of Oc
tober, 1871, was $125,000,000. Tbe buildings
destroyed numbered 17,450. The number
of buildings destroyed in the great fire in
London in 1600 was 13,200, valued at about
Tike property destroyed by the great fire
in Boston in 1873 was valued at (50,000,000.
That fire burned over sixty-five acres and
consumed or ruined 776 buildings of all
kinds. In 1870 Constantinople had a con
flagration which entailed a loss of $5,000,
000 and burned 1,000 persons and 7,000
buildings. In 1851 San Francisco lost 2,500
buildings, valued at (17,000,000. In 1852
Hamburg, Germany, had a fire which con
sumed 1,747 of the finest buildings in the
city. St. Louis Republic.
Ramarka of at Dying Doctor.
The progress of death was uniquely re
ported by the dying of Dr. Richet to his
son, a professor of physiology, and his phy
sician. As his end approached he care
fully described to them every perceptible
sensation. At the moment when they ob
served unmistakable signs of immediate
dissolution he surprised them by saying,
"You see I am dying." New York Sun.
How Chinese Make Dwarfs.
It is said that in China there are strange
dwarfs of grotesque shapes, kept for the
amusement of the emperors, who were
made so by being imprisoned at birth in
jars made for the purpose, the forma of
which the wretched creatures took in
growing, they being originally no differ
ent from other children. New York
For Over, fifty Tsars
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup has
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their children while teething. If dis
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by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
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Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
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colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to tbe
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
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of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
A Much-Married Woman.
Mrs. Fowler, f this city, was married
last January to her tilth husband, and
strange as it may seem, five of them ditd
exactly two years from their inurriago
day. Her present husband has been sick
for the last four months with chronic
jaundice, and was given up by four of our
best jhysicims; ss a last resort be began
using Sulphur Bitters, and yesterday told
our reporter that they had savtd bis life,
smilingly sating 'hat he guessed Mrs.
Fowk-r would be unable to take a seventh
better half for some time to come. Ex-chan??.
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aaa been added where all kinds of machine
work will b done first-class.
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And Dealer in Mens' Fiuc Woolens.
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Contractor and Builder.
1121 and 1133 Fourth avesne. Residence 1119 Fourth aver-.e.
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ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and Twent ythird street on or before '
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Btreet
jAil fcnds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
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