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In starting The Weekly Post, the
proprietors desire only to modestly an
nounce that the paper is designed to be
a medium of social and general infor
mation, one which,
a welcome visitor to many Wilmington
households. We ask that this issue be
a criterion of what the
is to be, as improvements and
features will be added from week
trust, will prove
not takeu
to week, until the paper will come to be
accepted as the recognized society and
literary journal of Wilmington and the
Delaware Peninsula.
Those citizens who growl vigorously
at the torn-up condition of the streets
must remember that street improve
ments cannot be made without some in
convenience to the traveling public.
The improvements
when completed, will make a pleasing
and perceptible difference in the con
dition of streets, and will amply
pensate for whatever inconvenience or
trouble may be suffered during the
progress of the work. It may be well
in the future to adopt regulations re
stricting the occupation of the high
ways during paving and grading im
provements, but just
pie are only too glad to have Wilming
ton's abominable streets put into pass
able shape to interpose
sensible peo
A municipal restaurant at the police
station, with the announcement "meals
furnished at 16 cents each," is the lat
est suggestion. If Chief of Police Swig
get can make 7J cents per meal by feed
ing prisoners at th's rate, it is urged,
why should not the municipality go into
the catering business and make this
profit for the taxpayers?
Year by year Wilmington is assum
ing a more metropolitan aspects, Mar
ket street is now really quite imposing
in the number and character of its
fine buildings.
An electric street railway over
Third street bridge, and on to New
Castle is the latest suggestion. New
Castle people think it would prove a
fine investment.
PERSONAL mention.
Wilmington People and What They
Doing In Social, Religious
and Business Life.
Esquire O'Neil sadly misses the old
spring on J?ourth street
and sincerely regrets its transfer to
Third and Tatnall streets more than a
ns is doing
ving work for the
m some nngl
IP* Street and »ewer Department. He is
g oing to be a candidate für the Repub
can nomination for Sheriff next year,
and he thinks he will win.
Charles J. Campbell,, one of onr pro
ent Market street merchants, takes
a livtely interest in political affairs,
every^gqod citizen should. He is one
of thp mkrc-Htays of the Y. M. D. C.
Joseph K. Adams, whom little chil
dren regard as "Kriss Kringle" because
he keeps the biggest and best variety
store on the Peninsula,, passed his
fiftieth birthday recently, but bears his
half-century of summers with grace
dignity. He is away up in the A
U. W.
Thomas Davidson, whose large marble
works at Fifth and King streets turn
out fins work for Wilmington and the
country for miles around, saved tiie
Rodney Monument unveiling at Dover,
on Wednesday last, from being an
ignominious failure. All arrangements
were made for the unveiling but the
monument did not arrive until the last
day. It was a big job to g<
up in a single day, but Mr
pitched in with all his well-known
vigor, and by a splendid effort got the
monument up in ample time for the
ceremonies. It was a fine piece of
work, of which he is justly proud, aud
for which he was warmly congratulated
by everybody present
The dedication of Eden Hall on
Thursday was a grand success, and Odd
•Fellows from. Philadelphia, Trenton,
Baltimore and other places were pres
ent. The affair was a gala oocasion,
aud the dedicatory exercises pussed off
a highly successful manner. Much
of the credit for the occasion, as well as
for the erection of this beautiful new
home for Wilmington Odd Fellows is
due to Thomas Mitchell of Eden
Lodge, who has worked indefatigably
for the success of the undertaking from
its inception. One of the oluef fea
tures of the dedicatory exercises was
the publio meeting at night in Institute
Hall, at whioh the degree of the Order
of Chivalry was conferred on Mr. Whit
ford and James R. Crippen.
Contractor John B. Johnson is mak
ing a splendid job of the new Central
National Bank, at Fifth and Market
streets. But that is just what Mr.
Johnson does with every job he under
Puanal J. Lynch is making agood fight
for the Democratic nomination for
Bheriff and his friends insist that he
will "get there with both feet."
et the shaft
. Davidson
To contractor Hubert Cassidy is due
the credit of proving, greatly to the re
lief of the family, no doubt, that the
Miss Fitzgerald of Queenstown, Ire
land, whom young Maurice du Pont of
this city recently married is not ' 'Tottie"
the famous Queenstown barmaid, as had
been extensively reported, but a youug
lady of fine family and good repute. Iu
1882, Mr. Cassidy was engaged in the
construction of a residence for Lord
terminus of the first Atlantic cable.
This was in the close neighborhood
of the farm owned by Patrick Fitz
gerald, father of the bride. At that
time Miss Fitzgerald was a school girl,
and Mr. Cassidy often saw her driving
to school, where she attended tbe Con
vent Academy at Kiliarney, one of the
Country. Patrick
rm of several hun
ery well off and
iss Fitzgerald was
Valentin Island, the eastern
finest Bohools in the
Fitzgerald owned a fi
dred acres. He is i
highly respected, J
prettiest girl in the country,
regard to the bar-maid story, Mr. Cal®
sidy said that the family had relative!
who owned the Queen's Hotel, in that
city. One one occasion Miss Fitzgerald
visited there and happened, it is sup
posed, in a moment of thoughtlessness,
to steal down stairs and run oeliiud
bar. Some One acquainted with her
Kerry relatives told the story, and so
it spread that Bho had turned oar-maid.
Mr. Cassidy indignantly denies every
thing that might tend to infer bnt that
the young lady is of the highest respect
Miss Jessie D. Ward is at OdessA.
Mrs. P. T. E. Smith is at Dunkirk,
N. Y.
L. W. Hizar of Duluth is visiting
Harry Bucher arrived from Europe
on Sunday.
Mrs. Thornes Holt and son are at
Police Officer Updyke is bagging
game in Virginia.
William J. Merrill of Trenton, is so
journing here.
Morris Hoopos of Kennett Square
was in the city yesterday.
0. Edgar Willin haH removed from
Georgetown to this city.
Mrs. H. B. Mclntire, has returned
from Washington.
Miss Jennie Starr, of Baltimore, is
visiting Wilmington friends.
William H. Ainsworth, will spend the
next five weeks in West Virginia.
Miss Leedham of Ridley Park has
been the guest of Miss Mattie Knowies.
Miss Addie M. Moore of Camden, N.
J., is stopping with Wilmington friends.
Robert C. Parker, and H. W. Walker,
are bagging game in Somerset county.
Miss Jennie M. Jenkins of Mills
boro, N. J., is the guest of Wilmington
Mr. .
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litL Mrs. -Sflfiiuel Augustus
ana--Jdisa_jHarriet Ponnawull
r e gone to their home, in Port
land, Haine. _
Mrs. James Wilkins and Miss Ida
Wilkins, have been sojourning at
Waterford, N. J.
James W. Ponder, son of
nor Ponder, has been elected editor of
Swarthmore Rhœnix, which is publish
ed by the students of Swarthmore Col
< lover
Mrs, George Read Riddle, is enter
taining Mrs. A. F. Hopkins, widow of
Judge Hopkins of Alabama, and Mrs.
R. B. Ayres, widow of General Ayres,
formerly of Fort Hamilton, Now fork.
The Rev. Yaughn S. Collins started
Monday, for Knoxville, Tenn.,
where he will represent the Epworth
League of Wilmington, district of Wil
mington M, E. Conference at the con
vention of the National League.
John Vanderslice of Phcnmxvilie and
, daughter
Miss Mary Biddle Mclnty
of Frank Molntyre, cashier of
ware City National Bank, were united
in marriage at St. Stephen's P. E,
Church, Philadelphia, the Rev. David
Howard of this city officiating,
Thursday, at high noon. After a trip
through the West and a reception on
their return in Philadelphia, the young
couple will reside in Pnpenixville,
The following ladies* have been elect
ed vice-presidents to represent the vari
ous churches of the city in connection
with the work of the Women's Indian
Association : Grace M. E, Church,
Mrs. Edward Moore; Central Presby
terian Chur ch, M rs. G coign yf Bush;
hEidHNChurck, Mrs. Gregg
Chandle; Delaware Avenue Baptist
Church, Mrs. Charles B. Lore;
Baptist Church, Miss Mary E. Stroud;
Hanover Presbyterian Church, Miss
Ellen J, Porter; St. Paul's M. E,
Church, Mrs, Joseph Jones; Asbury M.
E. Church, Mrs. M. A. Taggart; West
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Joseph
Bellah; St. John's Church, Miss S.
Howland; Trinity Churcfi, Mrs. Wil
liam H. Lloyd; First Presbyterian
Church, Mrs. JosephL. Carpenter, Jr.;
Union M. E. Church, Mrs. George W,
Wells; Bethany Baptist Church, Mrs.
Hiram Yerger; Swedenborgian Church,
Mrs. William H. Swift; Church of the
Redeemer; Mrs. J. Simpson Trotter;
Church of the Convenant, Mrs. William
Y. Warner; Orthodox Friends, Mrs.
Thomas Savery; Hicksite Friends, Miss
Elizabeth B, Zane; Unitarian Church,
Mrs. Francis H, Eaaby,
St. Am

A pleasant wedding ceremony was
that which took place ■on'Teusday ever
ning at 10 o'clock, at the residence of
the bride's mother, Mrs. Margaretha
Fehrenbaeh, Fourth and French streets.
The contracting parties were J. Hamil
ton Ayars, son of City Councilman Pres
ton Ayars, and Miss Emma L. Fehren
bach, daughter of the late John Fah
renbach. A large assemblage of guests
were present. The bride, costumed in
cream satin, silk embroidery and lace,
and carrying a bouquet of white roses
tied with wdiite silk ribbou, entered
upon the arm of her brother, Charles,
by whom she was given away. Her
maids, Misses Clara Ruth, and Lizzie
Bauman, the former of Washington and
the latter of this city, yere arrayed in
cream satin and lace and carried bou
quets of pink roses tied with pink silk
ribbon. Colonel John M. Newell was
Stevenson and W. Fred Weller were
groomsmen. The knot was tied by the
Rev. Paul Isenschmid, who intoned the
marriage service of the German Luth
eran Church. A reception and supper
followed the wedding, and the gueBts
were delightfully entertained. Among
those present were: City Couuoil
; Charles A. Ryan, Percy Morri
-»«, Colonel and Mrs. William B.
Norton, Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Quinn, George W. Quinn, P. J. Don
nelly, Chief Engineer, George H
Boughman, Clerk of City Council, A.
F. Messick, Mr. and Mrs. Preston
Ayars, Frank Webb, Samuel Murphey,
John Sayers, John Reis, W. C. Martin,
Jr., S. L. Oclieltree, George Murphey,
Savoy Evans, Robert Downing, John
G. Weller, Joseph Bickta, Samuel
Saunders, Charles Weller, William
Stevenson, John S. Jones, J. J. Fliuu,
Harry Kellar, Miss Kellar, James A.
Magee, James B. Hasson, Thomas Hol
land. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schuler,
Charles Heid, J. M. Solomon, George
J. Fink, Colonel George W. Marshall,
Mr. %nd Mrs, John Hartman, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Mammell, George Finek,
Miss Finck, Miss Sophia Finok, of
Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. S. N.
Smeltz, Mr. and Mrs. George Abele,
Mrs. Moerk, Miss Mœrk, Miss Annie
Kellar, Louis H. Maltritz, Warren
Farra, Mrs. Joseph Bauman, Mr. and
Mrs. Emil Beck, Dr.
The presents were numerous and
costly. The Crab Club and Troop B
were well represented.
Troop B will have a full dross
pany drill and inspection next Tuesday
evening. Captain Rice has had the date
of tiie annual inspection of the troop by
General Armstrong, changed from the
16th to the 26th instant, it Being a more
convenient night than Saturday would
and Lieutenants Charles M.
A. H. »tout
HEHHnKpr Bin«'«» Captain
the menda-rsof
thems«*lv**s, und
^^^Hrit the crack
|||pPr the State.
Kls of the Bots' High School
_ ganized an athletic club by
ele^fPffg the following officers: Presi
dent, Prof. A. H. Berlin; Vice-president,
Q. M. Warren; Secretary, G. P. Alexan
der; Executive Committee, W. E. Spur
rier, Jr., and Robert Wier of the Junior
Class; Joseph Martin and A. H. Boys,
Middle Class; Peroy Klund and John
McGovern, Senior Class. A constitu
tion and by-laws will be adopted at the
next meeting, and the new association
will at once begin the organization of a
foot ball team. A nicely equipped gym
nasium will also be provided.
The local Democratic Politicians have
been weari
conntenances arc equally
year these farcial climensions were
actly reversed.
tug a smile a yard wide since
while Republican
long. Last
of the voting precincts in Bal
timore, on Tuesday, an enthusiastic
Democrat gave a fried oyster tc each
man who voted the Democratic ticket.
A new kind of a Blot Machine as it
were. "Drop a Democratic Ballot in
the slot and get a fried oyster."
James L. Will«' new restaurant, op
posite the P. W. & B. R. R. Station on
Front street, is now fitted up in a first
class manner, and is one of the com
plete in the city.
John J. Mullen is blooming out into
a model bomface at his
ant, south-west corner of Bixth and
Shipley streets. He has the happy
knack of making his patrons feel 6*
Dr. Howaml-Ogle and Dr. J. C. Fohe
wib.be aids to the (Jhief Marshall of th
"Delaware Council, C. B. L.
of the great demonstration
P. G. M., J. Alpheus Vansant, (|
Camden, N. J., will visit Liberty Lodge,
No. 10, A. O. U. W., next Friday even
Eden Lodge, No. 34, I. O. O. F.,
made a splendid appearance in the Odd
Fellows parade, Thursday afternoon, and
marched splendidly under the efficient
leadership of Cuptain Edmund Mitchell
Wednesday pveping, Miss Ida Wil
kins was given p. pleasant surprise party,
at her residence, by her Sunday Sohool
olass. Among those present were Misses
May and Blanche Apnleby, Fannie Grif
fith, Irene Baldwin, Mattie O'Neil, Bes
sie Bolton, Emma Wilkins, Lizzie Galla
§ her, May Beatty, Lizzie Johnson and
.mm and Lillie Howell and tlje Misses
Logan, the latter of Chester.
The thirteenth annual reception of
St. Mary's T. A. B. Pioneer Corps, at
Institute Hall, Wednesday night, W4S
one of the pleasantest sociul events of
the season. The attendance was very
large, including among the visitors
members oi Cathedral and St. Miphael's
T. A. B. PjonpeF Corps pf Philadelphia,
and members of the Clover CJpbof Olipp
ter. The mardi in which about 40 couples
led by Grand Con
E. MeCafferty, with Miss
auctor Joseph
Maggie Earner. They were immediate
ly followed by Floor Manager H^rry
McSweeney, with his sister, and Assist
ant Floor Managers Martin Carney,
Joseph File and F, J. McNulty, respect
tivelv with Misses Bessie Ellis and
Maggie MoLeyr of Chester and Miss
Til lie Curr an. Albert
fn'Ttïendan.H^nd dancing continued
for hours. John F. Cgllaban, Thomas
Walsh, Thomas Fliun, James Mc
Closkey and James Flynn constituted
the reception committee and William
J. Joyce was chairman of the commit
tee of arrangements. Supper was taken
at Farra's pajrlors qbput; midnight.
City Tax Receiver Mqrtin J. Meaiey,
on Wednesday evening, presented a
boautiful silk banner to
oil, No. 101, Catholic Benevolent Le
gion, which will be carried for the first
t}me in the Baltimore parade. The
banner is of blue silk in gilt tassels,
fringe and cords, bearing tbe legend:
M C. B. L., No, 161, Wilmington, 1889."
The presentation was made by Edward
F. Kane. The members were delighted
with Mr. Meaiey's generosity.
Joseph Murphey of Philadelphia, and
Miss Eva S. Pierson, n public sohool
teacher, were married at the home of
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aware Couu
the bride's parents, No. 509 Poplar
street, Wednesday afternoon, The Rev.
Dr. Lafayette Marks tied the nuptial
knot. After the wedding dinner Mr.
and Mrs. Murphy started on a Southern
Walker Reed and Miss Rosie Cook
were married Wednesday evening at the
home of the bride's parents, No. 680
Bennett street, tho Rev.
Hanua officiating. William E. Taylor
best man and Miss Mamie Cook
was bridesmaid. About 76 guests
present. The young couple received
many gifts. After the wedding dinner
and reception Mr. and Mrs. Reed start
ed on a trip north.
A very pretty wedding
Heury G. Ervin and Mi
Markley, daughter of David B. Mark
ley, which occurred at the residence of
the bride's parents, Fo. 1100 West
street, Wednesday exening. The Rev.
Dr. E. A. Grise officiated.
Mrs, C. W, Yaruall is rusticating near
James G. Gillespie of Baltimore is
sojourning here.
Prof. A. H. Berlin is entertaining the
Rev. Dr, Jessup of Syria.
Mrs. George Pierce aud family have
gone to Denver where they will reside.
Dr. J. B. Fahey and H. T. Turner
have gone to Turkey Point, Maryland,
a gunning trip,
Misses Annie Seutman and Mamie
Van Austen of Philadelphia, are visiting
Wilmington friends.
Miss May Hanby of Carpenter Sta
tion entertained some Wilmington
friends at u party Friday evening.
Senator and Mrs. Gray, Chief Justice
Comegys, Judge Grubb, Clerk
Peace Co brau, Mr. and Mrs. i,.
Bird aud Jobu H. Roduey, Esq., at
tended the wedding of ex "
Bayard on Thursday.
The carpenters and painters employed
by E. 1. du Pont, de Nemours & Co.,
tendered their late for »'man, John Q.
Stirling, a surprise party on Monday
evening, and presented him with a chair
aud a set of resolutions, the latter
highly oomplimentiug the recipient.
A delightful reception aud banquet
German Hall, Wednesday
evening, by Father Wendelin M. Mayer
Counoil, C. B. L., which i ' _
honor of the first pastor of the Church
of the Sacred Heart, in this city. Among
the guests were:
Charles J. Young of Philadelphia
Volksbtatt and Nord Amerika, George
Schmidt, Dominick Milbert, John Popt,
William Walters, James A, Cannon,
John D. C.
that of
Kate W.
named i
.V" l hi < L^^^ÂIIlki eorge0a '' r ' wv '
T.... i f SKi'Âilsi, ■ ''••■'"U.
li i ^ ■
Darin*/ the ...
the following pro
\ , lH Maroli, Wiillwnith -
N,' S «>f ... M. .1
'>T1 . rorolitiHtnv; tunut,
(JrZt Chariest W.
i . Ä.h.7® " The German Catho
î™7®"P° nded to by H. ('.
. g j , 1 . ^P*'l>obtware Oniinnil, "re
ft ponded te IJjBpraHident Uauiel Lynch;
F»*™« tott9t . "Krv.Hu
ïl!V^W u,11 "'il'.f Philadelphia,"
rusmmded JühB Poot;
i; j9 /, ..ISnded to by Daniel Mnl
SÄ "fjm Lauding Council of
Äafcded to by Jaiue Far
ron, overture,® )ro i 1 egt ra ; toast, "Fran*
jounoil of Philadelphto, "
y James F. Cannon. At
«e interesting exercises,
cleared for dauc
tinued until early this
and Mrs. Bernard Ham
rch. The officers w
tonies, M. J. Nürnberg;
te, Bernard Hammerer,
liekolaus Koerner; Re
Plee, A. J. Koooh, Frank
Ist Biermann, Jacob
pretary, A. Ferschke;
Loin Lang«_^^|
ois A, Drexel i
responded to 1
the close of th
the banquetJj
ing, which^H
i< <i tj^H
Jga B p
A Gurij
aria Pro
fits Cll
W a fascinating
^covered flower,
a from time to
^fteaiul is said
«• og* \n
r HTîT
103 it off ii
of Siberia, w
tipqally cover
■the gro
, , , . . front, TUV* won
derful object Ig^oots forth from the
frozen soil onl
e >n
n the first day pf each
succeeding ye*. i t shines for- but a
single day, and then resolves to its orig
inal elements., Tj, e leaves are iforee in
number, an<^ each about three inches
diameter. 'hey are developed only
that side the stem toward the
North, and!
The flowe
oh seems covered with
[ystald of snow.
hen it opens, is star
shaped, its pcmjg 0 f tho 8au ^ e leqgth as
the leaves, a
width. On tl
ties of the a
number, sho\i
about half an iuoh iu
third d^y tha extrem i
, which
Vainute glistening specks
like diamonds, ^bout tl*e size of a pin's
head, which aro the seeds of this won
derful flower,! Anthoskoff collected
some of these fceofis and parried them
with him to St, Petersburg. They
wore placed in a pot of'snow, where they
remained for k: rae t i me . On the 1st of
the followingBauuary the miraculous
suowfiower biAt
ing, and disjSv,
wondering Ru« au Royalty.
Restrain Yovf,. t , e jff roïT ^ Couchlpg.
five in
through its iey cover
ed its beauties to the
tor oo-muotf I Vu. * ccre,lite<l to » duc
tui aih^nhtuy Tflele tw no it
mg wore lrrnatVk to ■» eough than to
poug , F or soap? tune ! Uad boon so
fully assured of this that 1 recently de
termiued, if posable fur one minute, at
oast to lessen Ille number of coughs
heard in a certain wird fn the hospital
of tl,e ipsfitpt,:,,,, By the promise of
rewards ami prnishmcutel succeeded
m inducing them simply to hold their
to , C , 0 " Bh ' andln a
little while I i,»s myself surprised tu
rco ! iT . tlw " hllJl< ' u «"t'fely
Con„t1n ë ,: ' i eir ■ , ,
Constaut Couching is precisely like
scratching a wo^nd on the outside
the body ; s-.» long as it is done the
wound will not heal. Let a
when tempted lo <-augh, draw a long
breath and Loi i it until it warms and
soothes everj tu? coll, and some benefit
will soon be derived from the
The follow!!
l 'll,
The nitrogen, 'finch is thus roflned,
acts os an anoto the irritated mu
paying the desire to
x the throat and lungs
i. At the {same time a
3 will aid nature in her
cough and gi\
a chance to k
suitable mecll
effort tp r^
that Wm
* apui
more lo Llie
Ilaiiie-s JH
11 mu
ball girls, 'VH
ml waists, effect
mastiffs, St.
Who can tell?
the full blaz^m
ed* weak
entirely oh.olet
will commend It
women. It Is «
rectlon. If w.u
I dogs Is
is capricious
pg is said to
Idy now looks
Iher dor than
fThfl dainty,
kv buying tiie
f, while tho
:les and natu
big dogs—
and setters,
:enerat on in
iau progress
lea flat nos
j small dogs
kiew fashion
to alpreal lovers of
P hr
them be dogs of best iutejigenoe—dogs
that can walk, Jugs that
the floor, that can eat pla
as the woman hqrself Uv«
be a dog that could atanJ
the house, give warning of intrusion
and bo something oio.e of a protection
than a nuisance.
right di
t dogs let
n sleep on
food, such
on. Let It
guard over
Harvard's Smal
Extract from I
young muu at till
maimers more I
tains a better pen
if any, use finer j
comes to iutelli!
barber, ex-waited
ed slave, is voll
best scholars. J
does uot appear]
scholarships is M
that for a coJ
college course h®
study with hour*
money for his su]
r lug ing with prl
action of the yo®
Class aud, save®
few, the gradua®
the action vitorJ
jCo.orad Student.
WM. despatch: No
■ of learning has
Hed, none main
■üj'i-.-arann-, |, u
Hill, and when it
H the colored ex
H>! an emancipat
He of Harvard's
H Morgan's name
Ing the winners of
®ined by tha fact
Bible part of his
Vied bis hours of
Bluest toil lo gain
Bf The campus is
■ the courageous
Hen of the Senior
H narrow-minded
Krr Boston applaud
If nothing else Is accomplished by
the visit of Emperor William to Con
stantinople. the fact that the streets
to be cleaned is enough to pay for
the trouble and expense. That will be
an event long to be remem bei ed in
Turkey's chief city.
The Sheriff of .Washington county,
Maryland, who subdued a lot of re
ractory prisoners with the prison hose,
used a weapon that is as efficient as a
Gatling gun, and much less harmful.
A liotous mob, that would stand up
against musketry fire, may be scattered
by a well directed stream of water.
Men would, of course, get used to
water; it could not hold them
very long but they seem to be as much
afraid of it when it is suddenly applied
as a cat is of welting its feet.
The fact that a few thieves should
by their pilfering prevent many hun
dred honest meu and wnineu fiom hav
ing access to the books of the Mercanf
tile Library is indeed to be regretted.
The directors of the Libraiy have no
other course open to them but to cur
tail the privileges of all, since the dis
honest few cannot be discovered. Tbe
Mercantile Library bas done a great
deal of good and it Is not to tbe credit
of Philadelphia that the management
is compelled to make the new rules.
Fivk big steel companies put in bids
for supplying the Government with
steel plates for the nçw cruisers. By a
very fortunate arrangement each com
pany selected a class for which the
others did not bid, except that there
was competition betweçp two ôims as
to two pl^ps, and each was lowest In
one class. That makes altogether a
very nice division of the work to be
In view of the mathematical and
and easily ascertained fact that the
United States steamer Galena draws
only twenty feet of water, it was no
doubt considered an easy task to navi
gate her through the channels of New
York harbor. But she ran bump ou a
sand bar, although it was clear day
light, and the meu at the wheel could
see the buoys distinctly. This acci
dent sterns hardly to furnish a strong
argument against the naval regulation
under which commanders of United
States war vessels are compelled to
navigate their ships into port without
the aid of a pilot. It offers, however,
a suggestive hint in regard to the
capacity, or want of capacity, of the
channel in the harbor of New York.
When a vessel drawing twenty feet
runs aground on a clear day in the
harbor or a great seaport, It is time
that something be done to restore that
harbor to the first class,
Bask Ball as a business has been
pretty well worked, but an attempt to
establmh a monopoly of players has
»» w » s »0 te Mpec ufrjn prelh
a rations fov the YormaUun o! a rival
organization to tliO-e now enisling. Iu
the ordinary course of events the busi
„ess will he overdone for a time, ami
then there will he a panic and another
attempt to get up « Huiited trust
monopoly. In the meantime there is
the lisk that a flckle public may lose
interest in a game that ia played solely
** » bmUneSa matter, utter the
a ut » theatrical entertainment, and will
demand a.return to the old system of
games between local elute composed
«'•'dly of local players, whether pmfes
sionula or amateure,
maniM i
Thk Locomotive Firemen have
soled to join the proposed federation of
railroad employes, which will no doubt
le accomplished. The several orders,
while retaining their local autouomy
aud tbe right of self-government, will
be uulted in a separate body, to which
they will have to surrender a part of
their poweis. as the S.ates of the Union
surrendered some of their powers to
Congress. As the federation
brought about by the failure of railroad
strikes, due to a waut of harmony be
tween the sevei al classes of railroad
employes, it is evident that the purpose
of uniting
gauizations stronger for the purpose of
a strike. They aie getting ready for
possible struggle, aud wheu confeder
ated will be under the same kind of
temptation to begin a fight that the
nations of Europe are under when they
have large und well equipped standing
armies. Wbother the federation shall
be good for the meu or otherwise,
depends wholly on what use shall be
made of their assumed power. If their
demands shall be reasonable their powei
to enforce them will be lo llieir ad
vantage; if they are unreasonable the
demauds cannot l>e granted, aud tbe
federation wil:
and useless »trike.
to make tiie labor or

■y bring on a cost!)
New York of a woun»n drUeu to In
sanity by fiuuger and waut. It seems
like the irouy of fate that fier little
ones should be cared for by the Society
to L'revent Cruelty to Gfiildieu aud the
mother sent to the hospital for the in
sane, after suffering had robbed her of
tier reason aud led her to commit u
murderous assault.
The time wheu
she ought to have Wen helped was wheu
she Lecarne hick aud unable to
herself aud family, aud if she had come
to llie notice of the right people she
would have been cared for theu. There
are abunJaul charities in New York,
aud no
:e for
need starve iu its btreels.
But the difficulty there, as elsewhere, is
to find the deserving or necessitous
cases and put the agencies of char
ity at work. When crime or some
other startling denouncement brings
sharply before the public eye the dis
tress of the very poor, there :s often un
deserved criticism of charitable organi
zations that stand ready to help all de
serving cases brought to the attention,
but aie hampered in their work by ihe
many fraudulent claims made upon
J their funds.
Photography In Natural Colora.
. . the Progress o!
Photography of the President of the
Physical Section of the British Associa
tion of Science. ] '
The question is often asked when
photography in natural colors will be
discovered. Photography in natural
oolors not only has boon discovered,
but pictures in natural oolors have been
not alluding to the
pictures produoed by manual work,
and which have from time to time been
a credulous publio as being
produoed by the action of light itself,
much to the damage of photography
and usually to the Bo-oalled inventors.
Roughly speaking, the method of pro
duoing the spectrum in its natural
colors is to ohlormize a silver plate, ex
pose it to white light till it
violet color, heat till it beoomes ruthei
ruddy, and expose it to a bright spec
trum. The speotrum oolors are theu
impressed in their natural tints. Ex
périment has shown that these oolori
are due to an oxidized produot being
formed at the red end of the spectrum
and a reduced produot at the violai
end. Photography in natural colors,
however, u only interesting from a
scientific point of view, and,
can see, can never have a oommeroial
value. A process to be useful must be
one hy w^ioh reproduction* ve quiqk
ly made; in other words, it must be a
developing and not a printing prooees,
and it must be taken in the camera, for
any printing process requis not only
a bright light bqt aiaq a prolonged
posure. NttW it oau bo oonoeive»} that
Ml a substance which absorbs all the
visible speotrum the moleoules oau bg
so shaken and sifted by the different
rays that eventually they sort them
selves iuto masses, which refleot the
particular rays by which they are
shaken; but it is almost—X might say
quite— impossible to believe that when
this sifting has ouly been commenced,
as it would be iu the short exposure to
whioh a camera pioture ia auhmitted,
the substance deposited to build up the
image by purely ohemioai means would
be sa obliging as to deposit in that the
particular size of particle which should
give to the image the oolor of the
nuoleua.on which it was depositing. 1
am aware that in the early days of pho
tography we heard a good deal about
curious results that had been obtained
in negatives, where red briok houses
were shown as red and the blue sky as
bluish. The cause of. these few coinci
dences is not hard to explain, and would
be exaotly the same as when ihe red
briok houses were shown
the sky as red in a negative. The
records of the production of the latter
negatives arc naturally not abundant,
since ihoy would not attract rnuoh at
tention. X may repeat, then, that pho
tography m natural colora by aprint
lUg-oqt pracess-^-by which I maun by
the action ot light alone—is not only
possible but has been done, but that
the production of a negative in natural
äj^ja^objj^firhluh priu«* In uaturkf
be produced appears, m
tii^r osent state of our knowledge, to
be impossible. Supposing it wore not
impracticable, it would be unsatis
pioture was impressed would be very
different from that in wliiçh it would
be viewed. Artists are fully aware of
this difficulty iu painting, and take
their precaution against it.
Left Her Fact Behind.
[From the address
produced. I
assumes a
far as I
bluish and
the light with whioh the
A good old minister in Scotland ia
no stiokler for eti mette, and likes his
visits to his flock to be as informal and
as homely as possible; hut he has a
groat regard for truth, and is invariably
down on those whom he detects in any
deviation thore-from. Recently call
ing unexpectedly on a widow who lives
in a cottage on the outskirts of the vil
lage, he surprised her in the midst of
washing a lot of clothes. She hurried
ly hid behind a clothes-horse and told
her little boy to say she was out. The
visitor kuooked at the door. "Well,
Jamie," he said, ' and where's your
mother?" "My mother's no' in; she's
doon the street on a message," replied
the lad with promptness. "Indeed!"
replied the minister, with a glance at
the bottom of the screen« "Well, tell
her I called, aud say that the next tiwö
she goes down to the village she might
take her feet with her. "
Suspicious Submission,
A small boy had been having a day
of unmitigatod outrageousness, such as
all chll lrcn who do not die
young are
likely to have at t'mes, and when fie
was ready for bed his mother said to
"When you say your prayers, Georgie
ask God to make you a better boy. You
have been very naughty to-day."
The youngster accordingly put up
his petitions in the usual form, aud
tfien betöre olosiug with "Amen" lie
added: "And please, God, make me a
good boy." He paused a second, aiul,
tfien, to the utter oonsteruaUon of fils
mother, concluded with unabated
gravity: "Neve tfieless, not uiy will,
Ü Lord, but thine be done."
Memory's tablets
. , , always written
in indelible ink. It is of a sympathetic
nature; and though it may at times ap
pear to be obliterated, in truth it but
awaits the chemicals of oiroumstauo« to
fiaah it into sight.
A man
ay consider himself much
belter than his neighbor, but he cannot
prove it to that neighbor's satisfaction.
* He that changes his cond lion out of
impatience and dissatisfaction, when he
has tried a
Thare iz this odd« between*a humor
ous lektor and a nelentifflck one—you
hav got to un erstand the sclentifflek
one without understanding It.
It Is the respectable who always losi
the chance of a sensation. It is tiie man
who is to be hanged that gets all the
Tiie shortest way to do mai y things
is to do ouly one thing at one«,
oiie wishes for his old
Wurman: "In months of
live that months of rain shall still be
Ed: "How did you win that haughty
An; "I got her in a candy store, pull
ed out a twenty dollar bill and proposed
before she even had a caramel."_
Epoch ,
The following story is told at the ex
pense ot Mr. Gladstone. Invited to
subscribe to a certain charity, he re
plied on the usual post-card that innu
merable applications of that kind were
received by him, and that he had to
confine his donations to local needs.
The post-card was duly put up at auc
tion, fetching two guineas, and the G.
O. M. appeared on the list of subsori
bers as a donor to that amount.
That Ben' Hut will outlast R ober,
AYsmcrein popuiarity is the*Judgment
which Miss Ellen Id. Oo* hmTformed
from her experience as Librarian of tin,
J° r ï ^ ree ( '»roulating Library.
J ten- Hut has now passed Uncle Totà*
Cabin, which in, 1887 headod the hat of
notion in greatest demand. >1te recent
report of the Maimonidea lSIbrary, iu
,, ew *° r ^» gives the same testimony.
Een-Hur heads the list of single
volumes of fiction most sought after,—
Several women are members of the
Louisville (Ky.) Board of Trade by vir
tue of their partnership in basin'^
with men. Bat at least one womp * h»*
been a member in her own rigLt hi,«
is Mrs. William Sowders, amfwmeHv
Ünin ty ' The , dlr ,® ctot « W the Louis
•3ÏÏlSP a ïï5 , * l . ota 5 >' rB ooaddermtj
the advisability ol admitting women to
unit organization. and the ohanoesfor »
favorable report are good.
Proöuü&t *Htfüfc«r.>C_u»4kto«ît
Worn«. « SuüViigü Asrooiatiua tolls,
tvitli all gravity, « the Booking ignor
anoa ul ayouug woman who, being aak
ed it shs knew what woman suffrage is,
answered: "I think it is a disease.
is such direct literalness as the first
speaker shows which carries great agi
tation to results.
"Sing a Bono of Sixpence.''—Y ou all
know this rhyme; but have
read what it is meant for?
r/ OU
The four
and-twenty blackbirds represent the
twenty-four hours. The bottom of th»*
pie is the world, while the top crust ia
the Bky that overarches it. The open
ing of the pie is day-dawn, when the
birds begin to sing, and surely such a
sightisfit for a king. The king, who
is represented as sitting in his parlor
counting out his money, is the sun,
while the gold pieoes that slip through
his fingers as he counts them, are the
golden sunshine. The queen, who sits
iu the dark kitohen, ia the moon, and
the honey, with whioh she regales hex
self, is the moonlight. The industrious
maid, who is in the garden at work be
fore the king—the sun— has risen, is
day-dawn, and the clothes she hsngs out
are the clouds, while the bird who «u,
tragically ends the song, by "nipp&ig \
off her nose," is the hour of sunset. So
we have tho whole day, if not in a nut
shell, in a pie .—Toronto Globe.
Teach The Boye.
' S* 4 » Ol"** fias a very
thoughtful and suggestive article in the
Ootober Home Maker, on "Our Boys'
Politics.' We wish we could give spaoe
tJe (sÜwfn* * r ** fl *^' w va
The education of our boys in the first
principles of politics is just as i i portant
in America as grounding them in tha
first principles of anything else. No
body doubts now-a-days that first prin
ciples are the most important pfrtol
the whole education. Upon the wMÊ/ÊÈ
devolves chiefly the nu», „ctiou J*
her children get in these first ptBHS
pies. Yet how many mothers are t^H
who, while bewailing the corruption o^
politics and the "horrid men" who
loo likely to hold our offices, are mak
ing it clear to their boys day bv day
what their own oourse should be in re
lation to their government? Every
thoughtful man and woman n
been filled with anxiety durin
ten years for the very existent
government, such is the demqifralizatioii
of politics. The
t have
le post
of our
old to be
. even if they called to be,
They have no time, and far too little in
clination, to undertake the training ot
their gons in this opinion, but the hope
of the nation lies in these boys who are
growing up; and it is their mothers and
the other women who are abopt them
in their childhood who alone can gi
them the political training whioh they
ought to have. Taking tins view of th«
oase, there is no woman who ought not
to study the political situation carefully,
get hold of its philosophy so far m sh«
is able, and try to reduce it to elemen
tary form for the benefit of her child

In th« first plaoe, it oannot be too
strongly impressed upon all boys
tba day when they can vote will
great time-in their live«,— bvölTa sößSa
one; that they thou become a part of th«
government, and must help it iu every
wny in their power. Whenever there
is a chance, show them how much their
oountry does for them,—-how the mails
that come aud go,—the public school
whioh they attend,—th« vary law» wliûjh
keep order in the streets, are the gift of
the oountry to them.
Impress upon them that th« first way
in which they oan help America iaji
vote,—always to vote at «very eteetiok
no matter how diwagrooabie it mavb« to
refined instincts. If the men of intel
lect and culture had béeu properly
taught only this one thing in their
childhood, politics to-day would be very
differout from what it it.
Thi richest man, whatever fils lot.
Is be who • oouteut with what he has
Charity r
si us, but that
may covor « multitude of
is uot its regular buai
Thb lessons of life rr.ako deeper lm •
pressions than the lessons of books, be-<
cause they touch the heart before lh<d
reach the head. ,
A truly useful member of sooioty
works his own work, iudepondout
friends or foes. It is probable that t|A
moon is entirely unconscious of tm
puppy whioh barks at her and the lov*
whose inspiration she is. J
L'fe In Chicago.—Visitor (lu (ii \
cogo)—"I should think you would be
dreadfully afraid of burglars lu a ulacè
like this." V f
Hostess—**Burglara? Mercy, no, Wo
dou t mind the burglars. It's tlE •>
lice we're afraid of."
No one was ever corrected by « sar
casm, but oftener driven further in the
wrong way. la teaohing always be
kind and patient. \
In months of sun so live that months
of raiu shall still be hapmu

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