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Mixed Feed, Etc.—G. S. McAlpin.
Fi.okida Mui.i.ET Res—John Lyons A Cos.
A general European war means revo
lution. When the end is reached the na
tions of to-day will not icnow themselves,
iana Democracy will have taken another
Song step in advance.
Senator Edmunds wishes to establish
an inebriate asylum in Washington. No
doubt one is needed, but what good will
' li. do Congressmen ? They are not usually
/susceptibleto reform.
Sunday nlgnt, seventy Chinamen ar-
Jesletl in a Brooklyn gambling bouse, hud
fi‘2 000 in cash on their persons. By ail
/means the Chinese must go, or they will
Moon absorb the surplus.
The new Republican Governor of Peun
aylvania proposes to give civil service re
form a black eye. That Is in keeping
with Republican policy, which has a
fclaek eye for all reforms.
Henry Ward Beecher predicts for Eu
rope “an earthquake that will split her
b from top to bottom,” and suggests that it
"will be a blessing for America. Beecher
Yzets further away from the teachiugs of
the Bible every year.
Spies and his fellow Anarchists have
tieun detected in an attempt to escape
ifrom the Chicago jail. The courts ought
to settle the cases oi these fellows at
since, in order that they may be hung
without further delay.
Senator Vance, of North Carolina, tells
the Democratic party that It must purify
|ltelf or go to pieces. Does be mean that
.i* 1 must rid Itself of the Mugwumps, or
.that It must steer away from the atmos
ijihere breathed by Republicans?
Tt la said that .lames G. Blaine will not
The a candidate lor the Republican presi
dential nomination in IHBS, unless it is
tclearly decided by the Republican leaders
that his nomination is a necessity to
iparty success in the election. It is notloe
wble, however, that Blaine and nis friends
are doing ail they can to induce toe Re
publican leaders to decide that his nomi
giation is a necessity.
The Hon. William Walter i’helps. It
Meoins, has some hope of succeeding Mr.
ißewell as Senator from New Jersey. Tha
Indications now are that Mr. Phelps will
tie disappointed. Gov. Abbetismlles oon
(Gdently and appears to be happy. It is
tolghly prohabls that he will bo Senator
■ Sewell’s successor. New Jersey is a
IDemocratio State and ought to uavo two
Democratic Senators.
From all parts of tbo country appeals
re being made to Congress to provide
ior the national defense, in the mean
time Congress is serenely projecting
with apple-jaok bills and trying to pre
vent itself from becoming a huge corpo
ration lawyor. Canada would do the
country a service if it would stop fishing
Jong enough to explode a cannon cracker !
In the neighborhood of Washington.
Augusta possesses a distinction of
which she is proud and is inclined to
parade belore the public. Congressmau
Barnes, the largest member or the House,
Is a citizen or Augusta, and Congress
man Wheeler, of Alabama, the smallest.
Was born there. It takes both big ami
little men to make a city, but the big
should be In the majority. It is to be
Imped that this is tbe case in Augusta.
Much surprise is expiesscd in Wash- ■
Sngton because of Seorotary Bayard’s
Veeming reluctance to transmit to tbe !
Senate tbe correspondence between his
department and Gen. Henry R. Jackson,
late Minister to Mexico. It is intimated
that the Secretary doesn’t want the cor
respondence made public, beoause it j
places him in an unpleasant light. The
public will await developments with In
The Tennessee legislature, being polled
on tbe question, is lound to bn for Blaine
and Lincoln on the Republican side, and
Xor Cleveland and Carlisle on the Hem >-
eraticslde. As tbe Democrats will carry
tha next election this is of no Importance
as far as Blaine and Llncnln am con
eerned. It is of importance, however, as
a straw going to show the slim chances
editors have of receiving tbo Democratic
nomination for the Vice l’rnsldenoy. It
will doubtless cause consturnalion in the
neighborhood of Atlanta.
Signs of dissension among Iho Knights
of Labor multiply. Quite a large faction
opposes the arbitrary power wielded by
Master Workman I’owderly, und another
faction is disposed to blame him for the
failure of certain recent strikes. In atl
'ition to internal troubles the Knights
111] have to contend with attacks from
\e outside. Several trades unions have
Sited to injure them as much
a possible because of the lat
her’s attacks upon me former. Master
Foarderly’s lears lor Ihe futuie
■oi his order appear to be well leundctl.
The Del’uniak Convention.
Tbe convention called to meet at De-
Kuniak, Fla., next Tuesday, to urge
prompt legislation in the matter of coast
defense ought to be well attended. Tbe
Governors ot Georgia, Florida, South
Carolina, North Carolina. Alabama, Ten
nessee, Mississippi and Texas have been
requested to appoint delegates, and the
most oi thorn have complied with the re
quest. )£.'Jafprobable that all of them will
comply with it, and that the convention
will he a large one. It is 100 late, proba
bly, (or this convention to have much in-
Alienee npon the present Congress, but
pk actmn can hardly fall to have weight
with the next Congress. It will show
what public sentiment in the South is
with Tigard to the coast defense question,
and Southern Congressmen will not be
slow to heed the yoice of their section.
The Impression appears to be very gen
eral that the work of building a navy and
of erecting proper defenses for sescoast
cities ought to be begun at once, and it is
remarkable that Congress hesitates about
making the necessary appropriations.
Toere Is no difficulty about money. There
1s now more money locked in the Treas
ury than Congress knows what to do with.
The ablest statesmen are trying to dis
cover some satisfactory way to get rid of
it. The only reason, probably, that the
House doesn’t favor large appropriations
for tbs building of a navy nod coast
works of delense, Is the fear that the cry
of extravagant appropriations will be
raised, and will have a strong influence
in determining the result of the next
Presidential election.
Congress knows that the country Is whol
ly unprepared to take a bold stand on any
question which may involve the country
In war. Wnen Jtepresentatlve Lawler
introduced a resolution into the House
on Monday, requesting the President to
state whether the country is in a condi
tion to invite a war with England, Rep
resentative Bragg objected on the ground
that the effect of it was to 6how bow
detensoless the country is.
Representative liragg’s obiection, how
ever, was without force, because the entire
civilized world knowsexactly the strength
of our army and navy, arid also the de
fenseless condition ol our seaport cities.
Only a few days ago Admiral Porter pub
lished a letter in which he showed that
the only war vessel the country has, that
Is tit for service, is the Dolphin. Few of
the olhers are in condition for active ser
vice, and those which are could hardly be
used against the iron clads of which the
navies of the other naval powers of the
world are composed.
It is a fact that ought not to pass un
noticed that even a little power like Chili
has a much more powerful navy than tnls
country, and weak Spaiu, although she
has now a navy ten times as powerful as
ours is, has just voted $45,000,000 to In
crease tb#t number of ber naval vessels.
Every City along our coast is to a
greater or less extent defenseless. If
war should oorne suddenly all the great
seaport cities would be at the mercy of
the enemy. The stone forts which guard
the entrance to some of our harbors would
offer little more resistance than straw to
the powerful guns with which the iron
clads are armed.
It is not surprising that the press of
Canada regards the speeches of Senators
on the retaliation bill as so muen bun
combe. It Is known in Canada and in Eng
land just how defenseless our condition
ia. Although the richest nation in the
world we are almost wholly witnout the
means ol defending our nchea. If Eng
land remains Arm this country will hard
ly dare to take suob steps with respect to
the flsberv issue as will invite war
at presect. If it is the purpose of
Congress to compel Canada to treat
American fishermen with justice, it can
do no wiser thing than to make liDeral
appropriations at once (or manufacturing
guns, building war ships and erectiug
coast defenses.
The Hight Kind of a Report.
The adverse report of the House Com
mittee on Invalid Pensions on the Sen
ate bill granting a pension of $2,000 each
to tho widows of Gen. Logan and Oen.
Blair, will be very generally approved.
The Senate passed the bill without giving
it much consideration. There are so
many millionaires among the Senators
that the Senate votes to increase the bur
dens of the people without a proper ap
preciation of what It is doing. Having
more money than they know what to do
with these rich men of the Senate lack
sympathy lor the toiling millions who find
it hard work to get bread lor themselves
and their families. It would be much
wiser for them to reduce the taxes and
cheapen the necessaries of life than to
vote away the people’s money in pensions
to those who do not need assistance.
Tho country has the very highest re
spect for Mrs. Logan and Mrs. Blair, but
that is no reason why they should be glveu
an Income ot $2,000 a year each out ot the
public Treasury. They are not in want
of anything. Indeed, they are both com
paratively rich. Their incomes are much
more than bufilclont to support them In
comfort. But as well provided for as they
are it Is probable that there would
be no serious objoollon to granting each
of them a pension II it were not for the
laet that the granting of pensions to them
would become a precedent for granting
panqijityi to others. I’ho House Commit
tee points put that there are 21)5 major
generals and roar admirals whose widows
would have Just as good a claim for a
$2,000 penajdn as Mrs. Logan and Mrs.
Blair havp. It the Logsn-Blair bill were
to become a law,who would undertake to
say that tho widows of major generals
and rear admirals should not be treated
as generously f
The precedent wbiob this bill would
establish would increase the annual
pension charge about $;150,000. In fact,
it might bo an entering wedge to open
the way to a much greater increase than
The committee did right in reporting
against the bill. The country uuder
slanus that it has no foellng hostile to j
Its beneficiaries, but Unit it was actuated
solely hv a desire to do what is best for
the public good. Tho report takes the
same ground that was taken by the
Mokninc, N k.WB when a pension lor Airs, j
Logan was first proposed.
It is rutnorod at Washington that the
reason wny the Senate reluses to have
open sessions when acting upon nomina
tions is because upon those occasions the
(senators often indulge in free lights. If
this be true Legislatures should slop send
| ing millionaires to the Senate and try
I prize fighters.
St. Augustine’s Custom House.
The St. Augustine Chronicle doesn't
like that provision of the Breckinridge
Gill which abolishes the custom bouse at
that port, it is true that the expenses
of maintaining it are greatly in excess of
tbe receipts of duties from imports, but
the Chronicle thinks that St. Augustine
| could easily be made the great port of
Florida, while Jacksonville, where a cus-
I torn house is to be maintained, can never
| tie made an important port, because its
bar cannot, in all probability, be suffi
ciently improved to admit deep draught
vessels.V Tbe Chronicle cannot under
stand why the Jacksonville custom house
is to be spared while that at St. Augustine
is to be abolished. It says: “By the re
port of the Jacksonville Board of Trade
for 188i it appears that the revenue from
imports collected at that port in 1835 was
$472 86. At that rate a single year’s in
! terest at 10 per cent, on the $675,000 ex
i pended on the bar below that city would
absorb all the customs duties collected
j there for 140 years.”
In comparing the advantages of the
harbor at St. Augustine with those of the
Jacksonville harbor it says: “It is a no
torious fact that but for the large appro
priations made by roueress to improve
it, the bar at the mouth of the “t. John’s
would, even in mid channel, be covered
wi’h stranded catfisn of large draught at
every low tide. Jacksonville Is forever
barricaded against the invasion of com
merce from the sea by the accumulated
sand bars of a whole geological epoch.
The ocean gales have for ages been voic
ing the decrees of late against the mari
time supremacy of any city on the St.
John’s over Eastern Florida. Toe St.
Augustine bar, however, cn which not
one dollar has been expended, admits
vessels of a draught almost as great as
does the St. John’s bar. Experienced
engineers, after a thorough examination,
affirm thatacomparativeiv slight expense
would maka it permanently passable for
the largest vessels.”
St. Augustine, from this showing, has a
pretty good ground of complaint, 'it cer
tainly has. as the Chronicle claims, about
the only harbor for deep draught vessels
along 300 miles of the most dangerous
coast on the Atlantic seaboard.' Smug
gling is easy along that coast, owing
largely to the vicinity of the Bahamas,
and it would seem to be necessary, in or
der to prevent it, to maintain a custom
house, with the necessary fotce to guard
against smuggling,at St. Augustine. That
city is a flourishing one. Its population
Is increasing rapidly, and it is without
doubt the mo3t available ocean port for
Central and South Florida. Whatever
may be the course of Congress with
respect to Jacksonville, it would seem to
be a wise policy to improve the natural
advantages of St. Augustine barborj Tne
expenditure of a comparatively small
amount would make that ha-bor an ex
cellent one. The custom nouse there
would doubtless soon become self-sus
taining, and might soon yield tbe govern
ment a handsome revenue.
Retaliation Figures.
The House Is not in quite so much of a
hurry to pass a retaliation bi'l as the
Senate was. There is some prospect that
the Senate retaliation bill will not be
passed at all, but that the House will pbsb
a bill more in accordance with its ideas
of what sort of legislation is needed to
bring about a settlement of the question
relating to tbe fisheries.
Since the retaliation bill passed the
Senate the charact-r of the trade between
this country anti Canada has been pretty
thoroughly investigated. Bradatreot’g
furnishes some figures which show that
our entire importation of dutiable fish
from Canada in 1356 was valued at only
about $832,000. Since tiie expiration ol
the treaty of Washington tbe importation
of fish into this country from Canada has
fallen off greatly. In the best years, how
ever, while the treaty of Washington was
in effect, less than $2,500,000 worth was
imported annually. From these figures
it seems that there has been a great deal
of talk about a matter of comparatively
small importance from a trade stand
The retaliation bill gives the President
tue right to sever all trade relations with
Canada. In order to deal the Canadian
fishermen a blow a good many other peo
ple would probably have to be hit, and
some of them would be pretty badly hurt.
If seems that our importation of hens’
eggs from Canada exceeds our importa
tion of fish by about $300,000 a year.
Eggs are more popular as an article of
food in this country than codfish. Our
annual lumber importations from Canada
are about four times as great in value ns
our importation of fish oi all kinds, and
the importation of barley Is fully as groat
as that of lumber. According to Brad
street’s figures fish constitutes only about
5.8 per cent, of our imports irom Canada,
and only about 3 per cent, of our import
and export trade with that country.
if the rstaliation bill were to become a
law, therefore, and if the President were
to enforce it, the Canadian fishermen
would not be tne only ones in Canada
who would be hurt. There would be a
great many of the Dominion's citizens
wbo would at once bo interested In hav
ing justice done to American fishermen.
Tha Republican members of the Senate
have voted to confirm a number of non
resident* who were appointed to offices
in the District of Columbia, but they
virtuously rejected Matthews. Tho col
ored citizens of the District, without re
gard to party, claim that he was rejected
bcoatißu lie was a colored Democrat.
They have prepared a pamphlet contain
ing a history of tho case, and will scatter
It broadcast ovor the country. In
speaking of tho excuses offered
by tho Republican Senators, a
prom'ncnt colored Republican said:
“All the totters written by Senator In
galls from now to tho expiration of bis
term could not ebunge the record, it is
too plain. We were treated in a like
manner once before, in the Pinohback
case, ami don’t propose to aland such
treatment any longer at tbe bands ol a
pat ty oi which we formed the ouly loyal
element In the day* of Us adversity.”
President Cleveland i a wise man, and
he bus given the colored people an excel
lent opportunity of knowing who are
their real fnuttds.
There is room in Georgia for a geuiu*
who will Invent anew cause of complaint
against tbe members of the General As
sembly. The interstate commerce bill
will out oil their railroad passes, so that
next summer nmuy an editor will find
bis occupation gone. This ta very sad.
Those Dreadful Socialists.
Fnr. . the Few York World 'Den.)
The Cfc cago Socialists bate taken to very
small business. They want the United ntates
army abolished. Next they will insist on the
abolition of tbe Marine Rand, winch is about
all there bs left of our navy.
How to Annex Canada.
From. /Ao St. Low* R*publ/oan. ' Dom.)
Protection is at tbe bottom of aP the trouble
between this country and Canada, and we
could, as Henry Ge>rge says, practically
annex the whole Dominion at any time by
simply abolishing the tariff. If it were worth
while abolishing it for that purpose.
A Gray Horse of Another Color.
Fr‘m 11.4 Few York Herald find.)
The Republican party has what Mrs. fiala
prop called ‘the b;.drostatics” over the
.Matthews question. A negro is a frieud and
brother when he is a Republican, but if he
dares to mink for hlmoMf and becomes there
by a Democrat he is a ••monstrosity” and
must be “crushed out.”
Respects Neither Dignity Nor Millions.
From the Chicago Frwt {Rep.)
The lower house of Congress does not seem
to nave the respect lor the upper house which
the dignified bearing of the Senators suggests
that tbe “commons” should nave. Saturday
when Mr. Steele attempted to call up the bill
for the reorganization of the army and called
atienttou to tbe fact that the set ate had de
clared war against Canada Hie House in
dulged in most boisterous laughter, which
plainly showed it la no respecter of either
dignity or millions. The Senate should dis
cipline tbe House for this.
“Stc Transit."—A ride in an ambulance.—
T.ixde SI tile Rectid.
A notice pos.ed in a certain town reads:
“Cas.ii paid lor luiehers’ uides." This shows
slot popular indignation against butchers
mav lead to.—St. Athene Ma-ttnjer.
A German inventor ho- devised a machine
for deadening the Found of the piano. Next
to a machine for deadening pianists this is a
splendid discovery.— San FrancUcs Exam
A MAN in Middleton told his wife he ’Moved
her better than lm own soul.’’ The man has
not been to church in five ye irs. sn l the wife
does not know how to take the compliment.—
Rtnjiton t reel nan.
A Boston man threatens to lurid a yacht
and name it “Miles ’•landi-h,” to race
the British. Where did he get tlie idea?
The court ship of Miles Standish was not a
yacht Alt-i Ca’ifttn on.
Rev. Dr. K. J. Bheckenridue once asked
his mother if she had not been too strict with
her boys. Her witty reply was: “Who has
whipped out three better preachers than I
haver” —Few York L'd'j-r.
A Mackinac Island man was acting as a
pilot for ihe St. Ignace mail sleigh recently,
and moving a short distance ahead of it, when
he went through the ice and into the water
neck deep. “Hold on there John!” he ex
claimed, without a change of countenance,
“the ice is not safe here.”— Detroit -ree Free*.
A medical journal eavs “going to bed on
an empty stomach is a good wav to invite
sleeplessness.” Another medical author.ly
says to at “eating just before retiring pre
vents sleep.” The oniv alternative seems
to be, if a man wishes to get a night’s sleep,
to go to bed without bis stomach.— Forrietown
TrtEy had just been to see Booth in “Ham
“How did you like the performance?” assed
"Oh, delightful, with three exceptions. The
king wasn’t any good, and neither vva> the
queen, and tiiere was one other character
that was very badly played."
“Ah. perhaps the jack.” suggested Sy m per
son.— T,d Hits.
“That last butter was very bad, sir,” said
the cook, us she left tea order for groceries.
"Was it? Why, Mr. Blank and bis wife
were both in here yesterday and had no com
plaint to make.”
“Ah! sir, but I had a litre party in the
kitchen theother night, and you should have
heard how the coachman took on about it!
Please be a bit more careful, for I feel that my
reputation is at stake.”— Detroit Fn* pre
At a banquet one night a huugrv crowd
Yelling: “Wallow, hog wallow, hog wal
And the pigs in the alley with one accord
Squealing: “Wallow, hog wallow, hog wal
“No wonder we’re left in the alley and street,
Shut out from the banquet aud those who
there meet.
With that style of manners we cannot com
Oh, wallow, hog wallow, hog wallow.”
WaHhinot ’ft Critic,
Jay Gui ld is so short that youth s sizes of
troupers fit him.
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris will spend
the latter part of the winter with her mother
in New York.
Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, begins his
administration by calling himself “His Kx
cellenev the Governor.”
Kx-Gov. Davis, the new Senator from
Minnesota, is quite blind in one eye, “as tbe
result of having made too many speeches
lacing brilliant electric lights.”
Tbe Chicago Mail decides that Potter
Palmer has the most magnificent home :n
Chicago, and that tlie homes of .Senator Far
wed and Marshall Field come next.
Mme. Tcssacd now exhibits In her London
museum the keys of Meu, whic h ( ount v. rt
Moltke, on the capture of that forlre.s, great
ly a sired to present to the German Kmperor,
but could not find.
Miss Christmas, of North Carolina, a
granddaughter of the famous Myra Clark
“Fites, is one of the belles of Washington
lhis winter, she i-wealthy, and would con
stitute an elegant Curis’mas gift lor some
bright young fellow.
It Is a singular fact that New York State
never sent hut one soldier to the Uuited stairs
■Senate—Warner Miller—and be baa been
beaten in his effort for a re-election. Miller
is also the only private soldier who was ever
elected to the Senate.
J. W. Bookwalter, of Ohio, who has just
returned from Europe for the twentieth time,
says: “From what I could see I think the
Germans would whip the French again.
France is full of sold'ers, but they all have a
boyish, amalli h look, and make no great im
pression on strangers.”
Col. Dan Lahont is quite a skilled tele
graph operator He gained his knowledge of
the art while sil ting at his private dck in the
room oecup ed by Mr. Montgomery, the
opera! ir at tho While House Th* Colonel
transmits messages with the ease oi an old
telegrapher ami receives fairly well at a
moderate rale of speed.
In hio young manhood the late Earl of Id
desleigh was esteemed the cleverest amateur
actor in England, and at one time he actua ly
thought of goiug on the professional stage.
Later in life he was much interested in the
chnreli, and read the lessons In ins ion s
church nt Pynes. probably us often as Mr.
Gladstone performed the same services at
Hawarden. He was also the author of a re
vised and improved form of the marriage
“Gen. J. Floyd Kino,” says a Washington
correspondent, “is in appearance the Napo
leon Bonaparte of the House of Representa
tives. llu is nai ito pride himself upon look
ing like Napoleon, and be Is a great admirer
of the -Little Corporal.’ He quotes Napoleon
often, and in attitude and gesture he aets
much like Bnnapurte, His fane is on i lie same
contour as that of Bonaparte, mid he
wears that little >ock of hair over his
broad forehead which you always see in
Bonauurte’a portraits ”
Representative . S. cox isaiowly recov
ering from hu severe illness. In a private
dictated note to a friend in this city he snvs
that he suffered a mtillon deaths, hut wua
lined through by two pictures, one on each
side of Ins bed, of a lifeboat going out and one
r iming in. “Knowing,” he says, "th I ray
system had saved nearly 80,000 lives, I (bought
perhaps that I could boot the rudder and
pull through.” lto adds: "I wish some good
writer would show the effect of such associa
tions on human misery aud hanpluvss.”
The death has recently occurred of Jamea
Niclioson, the last survivor of the storm
beaten passengers of the Forfarshire who
were rescued ny Grace Darling, lie never
forgot that awful uight. when, us lie and all
In the risking thougttt.au angel with lona,
ye low hair flowing in the w ind appeared,
pulling vigoroiitl io ihoir ship’s side through
the storm and drift; but he very rarely stroke
of it. He, lu> ever, had enough or the sea, und
for twenty-six years afterward he drove a lo
comotive on the Kdlaburgh aud Gia-now rail
road, lie was 71 years oi age and In the em
idui mcul of au oil company wlieu be died.
ifo Objected to Taking a Dose of His
Own Medicine.
Robert Purvis, one of the founders and
many years the President of the Anti-Slavery
Society, in a reminiscent mood said: ‘’Dur
ing slavery days Wendell Phillips lectured
| one evening of a on which a number of
Methodist ministers held a conference. The
I preachers were on the same train with Phil
j lip. One of the ministers, a big blustering
1 fellow, inquired in a loud voice if Wendell
I Phillips was on the train.
“•Ves. sir; there he is,’answered tbe con
ductor, pointing to the great Abolitionist,
who sat quietly in tbe rear of the car.
“1 he inquiry naturall. excited a great deal
of interest, and everybody in the car turned
around to take a look at the man then so
much talked about.
“ ‘You’re Wendell Philiipa, are yon?’ yelled
the minister, half turning In his seat.
•“Yea. air, that Is iny name,’ replied Phil
lips, with characteristic blandncss of voice.
•• ‘Well, sir, I was just about writing you a
letter—’ -
“ ‘lndeed; I should do douht have had great
pleasure in reading it.’
“No, you wouldn’t! No, you wouldn’t! I
was going to give you some sound advice. I
wqnt you to understand, sir, that there are
no slaves up North here. You have no right
to go about raising disturbances and deliver
ing unpleasant lectures. Why don’t you go
down South and lecture?’
“ ‘Mr,’ said Phillips, half rising in his seat,
•you are a minister ot the gospel, are vou
“Yea sir."
“ ‘lt is your mission to save souls from hell,
is it nut? r
“Yes sir.”
“Then why don’t you go there?"
“In the tumult of laughter that followed
tbe minister grabbed his valise and fled to
another car.”
Old Lazarus Silverman’s Bogus Mar
riage and Its Results.
A special dispatch from Chicago, 111., says:
Old Lazarus Silverman has been a familiar
figure in the vicinity of Twelfth and Canal
streets for many years, and, barring an un
accountable desire to marry some young
wonian.no matter whom if she were young,
seems to have been a harmless old fellow,
come of the young folks in the neighborhood
considered him a nuisance and they played a
irick on him. A week ago he was tola that a
blushing young lady of 22, with a small for
tune. had fallen a victim to his good quali
ties. .The old man was nearly beside himself
with joy when that evening he was introduced
to a well-dressed, good looking and buxom
young person.
There were four days of blissful courtship,
jeweled here and there with evening strolls.
Such progress did the lover make in his woo
ing that the lair one was prevailed upon to
name Friday last as the happy day. Her
friends evidently bel evcd in doing things up
in style, for a wedding feast was ordered,
musicians were engaged and guests invited
At the appointed hour ail was ready. A con
spirator in the guise of a rabbi appeared
upon the scene and performed the ceremony
in an exceedingly impressive manner. Then
all j.resent hud supper, during which the
brine stepped out of the house. Finally, later
in the evening, amid shrieks of laugtiter. tile
guests informed the old man ihat his bride
wasabov. The poor old victim refused to
believe tnem, and cried out that they had
carried off his bride. They drove him nearly
crazy with jeers and taunts, and finally drove
him out of the house. He has not been seen
A Pleasant Meeting Expected.
From the New York Sun.
Senator Stanford is looking forward with
great pleasure to meeting Senator-elect
Stockhridge.of Michigan. He learned vester
day that Stoi kbridge was an admirer of his
famous horse Electioneer. The way he learn
ed it was a little peculiar. Some time ago
Marlin. Senator Stanford’s manager at the
famous Palo Alto fair in California, where,
besides Electioneer, there are thirty magnifi
cent stallion-i, advised the Senator that he
had sold two fine three-ycar-old stallions for
43.000 apiece- This was a good price, but the
Senator did not think It was enough and tele
graphed asiing if tho sa e was absolute.
Marlin answered that it was. and, further
more. that on his asking the purchaser if he
insisted on taking the horses, his only answer
was a Graft by wire tor $1,00) to bind
the bargain. “The buier knows horses,”
added Martin. “He’s that new Senator from
Michigan.” Senator Stauford has a colt
horn to him every day in the vear on the Palo
Alio farm, and he never sells un animal for
less than 41,000. When he sells he gives a
printed guarantee as to pedigree anu health,
l but never as toapeed. He guarantees a good
walking gait, but says nothing about trotting
traits. None of lus slock ia ever speeded for
over a quarter of a mile at a time. He keeps
five horses in Washington, and rides behind a
pair of lug blacks, that he bought in New York
simply for their style. Ilia trotting team, a
pall-of line bays, cun go in 2:14. The Palo
Alto farm emn!oys2lO men,population enough
for a neat little village, with sCnool and
church of its own. It is the only town in the
world that was ever built by a horse, and
Electioneer built it.
The Boston Tobogganer
/ r m the Bouton Record.
The Boston girl ia herself on a toboggan, as
everywhere else. In the first place she mod
ifies and subdues the costume to suit her own
personality. The wild eccentricities of the
St. Paul or the Montreal maiden are tamed
by her to a charm as elusive and delightful
as herself.
The Boston girl does not take up toboggan
ing because it is a craze, nor because of its
possibilities of picturesqui-nesa and effective
ness, as the New York girl does. She accepts
it as one of the developments of the progress
of this last quai ierof the century, and goes
int> it with concentration and the certain
charming seriousness which is a part of h r
way of looking at everything. She is con
sumes first a.el last and always that all p en
tires are elusive and fleeting,’but she sees the
philosophical beauty of change, and accepts
tobogganing as she will presently accept
whatever other good the gods send her in the
way of fun.
Tho Boston girl makes her own suit and
gets up a gay iittie costume at a cost of $8 or
*lO, which would cost at least half as u uh
again in tne stores. Then she goes forth to
Cambridge or Corey Iliil or some other en
cliaritin,, suburban sl.de, and enjoys the
moonlight ami tne fun, and if she catches
colil from overexercisc or from getting tipped
over into the snow she goes home and mind
cures the cold away, ami cornea forth the next
day brighter ami more seif-confident than
ever, with anew Hush of pink arbutus for her
delicate face
F r m Life.
At twenty-three
1 planned my scheme ol life—l’d he
A merchant, toward w hose w aiting pier
Globe-circiing ships should homeward steer
From Orient and Occident.
When millions had been won, I meant
To choose a wife of senile race.
Cultured in mind and fair in face;
Build mo a palace with each part
By art designed, enriched bv art;
Ami, fiuully, to have one son.
Handsome and tall, and only one.
Thus 1 forecast my destiny
At twenty-three.
At forty-throe,
How have 1 prospered? Let me see—
I find myself a simple clerk,
With light reward and heavy work,
Vet. hoping for advance in l ank,
1 owe no man, and have no hank
A trifle saved I occupy
Some fourth-floor rooms whiek Kate and I
Think charming. (Kate’s my wile, you know,
A pretty seamstress long ago.)
We have six girls—perhaps too many—
But not for worlds we’d part with any.
So kind has fortune been to inc
At forty-three.
Eat Men to the Front.
From the A err York World.
In the race of life the fat by
the types among tne public hold
their ow n very well. Justice Miller, of the
Supreme Court, who is over 70, will weigh
over 200. Justice Field, niso over 70, must
weigh nearly as much, chief Justice Waite,
too. is 70, and, although barely medium
height, must weigh fully 20 i pounds. Yet he
is 10-day one of the moat active of the mem
bers of the court. I sec him nearly every day
on the streets, stepping off at a aharp
gait of at least flvo miles an hour. Justice
Bradley, who Is over 7u. is the lean memberof
the Judicial quartette eligible for retirement.
He louks moro languid and less full of ife
than any of his colleagues. The ■supreme
Court Justices have to work verv hard, but
the work seems to set upon them like a tonic.
The Justices, as a general thing, soon break
down uflcr leaving the bench. Ex Justice
Strong is the exception. He lias been retired
from the bench tor several vears. He in now
111 the neighborhood of 75 yoais old, but lie is
hale and active. His figure is well filled out
lie is nclthor spare nor fat. His tall, dis
tinguished figure is seen nearly everv day
among the pedestrians w ho walk ttie avenues
for exercise. Judge strong rarely, if ever,
The Pilgrim’s Progress has been repro
duced in Japanese, and Illustrated by a na
tive artist, who baa well caught the spirit of
the various characters and scenes in the al
Women have for se-.cral years been em
ployed as keepers of gates at crossings on the
Prussian State railroads Their duties are to
clo-e and open the bars, anil to light and
sweep the crossings. Their pay ia Dora 12c.
to 20c. a day. -i <;
The movement toumtethe vavkros Method
ist bodies in the United Kingdom us making
rapid strides. The Methodist Times manks
the Times, the Daily Chronufl** the Pad Mai!
Gazette, the spectator, the l>alr News, and
other great journal- for the support tikiy.lia.ve
given the plan of union.
Thfke are 11,000 colored people 1n $OTlh
Carolina and Virginia WHO conteraßlate set
tling in Dakota. It would he a good plan to
send a committee to interview the genuine
Dakota blizzard in his native Bur before
going in a body Dakota is sometimes a trifle
too cool to suit the sable Southerner.
Boston people will find it difficult to be
lieve that the following advertisement ap
peared in the Evening Post, of Boston, in
1742: “To be sold by the Printer of this Paper,
the very best Negro Woman in this Town,
who has had the Small-Pox and the Measles;
is aa hearty as a Horst, as brisk as a Bird,
and will work like a Beaver. August 28,
Mart Baker, known as the “Fasting Girl,”
of White county, Ind., is alleged to have eaten
or drank nothing for twelve weeks, and,
though she is emaciated about vhe lower part
of the body and limbs, her face,especially
under the influence of morphine, presents a
healthy aspect. Miss Baker has been under
thecareof a number of physicians, but none
have been able to diagnose her case satisfac
torily. .she was once a beautiful girl, and her
intellect is clear and strong.
The story of the faithful dog who lies on
his master’s grave and starves to death is by
no means new, but a really true one now
comes irom Paducah, Ky. The master was
Unde ike Endecs, an aged negro, said to be
102 years old when he died. The dog himself
was grizzled and aged, and when the old
man’s body was put In the grave the old dog
refused to leave the spot, and there he died
the other day from exposure and hunger, and
his body still lies on the grave.
In the last number of the Tydschrift, a
“Diary of a Boer in the Kafir Commando” is
published. We extract two consecutive en
tries: “Sunday. Fi b. 23. No Kafirs in sight;
held divine services; prayer-meeting at
night—a blessed time. Monday, Feb. 24.
Saw Kafirs on the hills: Commando went out
and Bhot thirty-four, besides a number that
got away wounded; Thanksgiving service in
the evening on return to camp; sang Psalm
107 and went on sentry; shot two Kafirs.”
lx Italian cities the cleaning of streets is
sold to the highest bidder at public auction.
The bidder puts everv 403 yards of street in
charge of ooe man and a pash cart, who is
kept constantly at work from sunrise to sun
set,and in the long twilight. At intervals
large carts go around and receive tbe contents
ol the push carts. The din is taken to a lac
tory. where it is pressed Into blocks of about
a cubic yard in dimensions. These are placed
on the market and are sold for fertilizing pur
Washington spiders have discovered that
game is plentiful near the electric lights
which illuminate the public buildings. In
consequence, their webs are go thick and nu
merous that portions of the architectural or
namentation are no longer visible, and when
lorn down by the wind, or when they fall
Irom decay, the refuse gives a dingy and dirty
appearance to everything it comes in contact
with. Not only this, hut these adventurers
take possession of the portion of tlie ceiling
of any room which receives the illumination.
The Sheriff of Winnebago county went to
arrest a deaf man who kept a tavern situated
on the Wisconsin line. The deaf tavern
keeper retired to the north end of his bar
room cn seeing the officer, and then invited
him to read his warrant. The Sheriff did as
was bidden, but the deaf man said he did not
understand him. The Sheriff read the war
rant again at the top of his voice, and finally
shrieked its contents into the tave n keeper’s
ear. After tile Sheriff had become breathless
from his exertion- the deaf man grasped the
meaning of the document. He then ex
plained that he was in Wisconsin, and conse
quently could not bo arrested by an Illinois
A correspondent writes from Venice to
the Frankfurter Zeitung, that one or two
days before Christmas a singular phenome
non was seen at Savile, near Udine, which
recalls accounts of the mirage sometimes
presented near Messina. The sky was par
tially covered bv ciouds,~in which the surface
of a calm sea was discerned, with boats pass
ing over it. and even a steamer cutting its
way. Presently houses came in view, then
large, beautiful buildings, palaces and
churches, and. as the features became more
defined, the Cathedral of St. Mark, with the
piazza and tower, were plainly presented,
and tile neighboring canals. The spectacle
faded gradually away, having made a great
impression on all who taw it.
A group of brokers were discussing the
other day in-tances where valuable papers
bad been picked out from forgotten resting
places only to make their forgetful owners
rich. After some other stories had been re
lated. A. O. Slaughter sail: “1 was once
offered ICO bonds of the Burlington and Cedar
Rapids railroad at 83, nml a- I hesitated at
the price tlie broker who had them offered to
throw in ItiO shares of Burlington and Cedar
Rapids stock, which were worth practically
nothing at all. 1 took the bonds at ho and
sold them shortly afterward at 7u, aud gave
the stork no thought. In going over mv
papers some years afterward 1 found that 400
shares of stock and so and it for 47,h00. It is
the biggest find of that unusual sort 1 ever
heard of.”
A rather comical adventure befell two
very stylish young American married ladies
recently on the boulevards in Paris. They
set out to take a stroll and look at the shops,
and while a owiy making their way along tne
crowded thoroughfare they were struck by
the amount of attention that they excited.
People stopped and gnzed at them, murmurs
of approbation followed tnem, an l aitogeih r
they iclt themselves the success oi the after
noon. Suddenly one of them chanced to look
around aud realized the situation. “Good
gracious, Kitty!” she gasped, “we are walk
ing between two of the sandwich men of the
Paris Casino; we are being taken for adver
tising women!” The sudden vav in which
my pretty young countrywomen disappeared
down the nearest side street can he better
imagined than described.
In conversation the other day with a Wash
ington reporter, a member of the above or
ganization told how the band fared at
the different Presidential reception*, “Presi
dent Cleveland,” he slated, “lakes the prize
for Ailing the band up with good tilings to
eat aud driuk, and being -ociaiile aud kind to
them Tbe sea lest treatment wu- ever got
tv a 3 under Arthur. 1 believe he was an right
buthls steward was no friend of ohm. Ju,i
think of u man starting home at 2 or S o’clock !
in the morning with his HMuir l| lull of oyster ,
soup and beer. It niakos uao ehk to . , uk oi
it. Ilayoa gave ub lots {p miL hut t >i . drop i
to drink stronger limn eOfle. J' Ah, .Gram
and Garfield lie spoke in tfii) highest terms
But "the one man nfior mv own heart,” he 1
said, “is Secretary Whitney U aen we g.u I
through at the Pmrtdont’a to-day he took u
over to tna house to play, and he paid us $3
apiece aud the leader *lO. He’s the firs, i
Cabinet officer or any other government offi
cial who ever paid Us ”
It is the opinion or certain persons who I
would bring about a reform In dress that no
painter who eared for his prestige and his!
railing would venture to depict ou canvas the !
“ludicrous sight of a man in a cUlmnev-po, !
list' and, wnn an indifference to Hie truth ni j
history, or with an equally repreliens hie ig- j
norance of its details, they further contend
that it is tho duty 6f tbe third republic to re- !
vive the costumes and habiliments of tin- !
Directory. Curiously enough, the Lind >n
Telegraph remind* them, the much-mullgned i
article of headgear, which is confessedly
the despair of artists, dates from tho
period of the directory It -elf, as orery
one at all learned in costumo must hi
aware. A felt hut, not dissimilar in shape (
the pointed beaver of the first republic and
or the “lneroyalile” swell, was worn in I ng
lunil by Raleigh, Bacon, Drake and Hawkins,
and probalilv hy shaksiieare. it llguri sincou
lemuorury prints of Cliarle 1., attired Tor
walking, and is still tile mode fur ladies' out
or-totvn wesr. The elemental ehiumev pot,
however, with a nap to it, mines to 'us in
direct line, through Boh Acres and Paul Pry,
from the hesdgear of Danton and Mirabeau,
Marat and Robespierre. If, therefore, it be I
intended to revive the dres- of the Director!
in extenso. what our American kinsmen call
tlie ’‘stovepipe” hut cannot in reason be dis
Saluno gomltev.
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Prepared with strict regard to Purity, Strength and
Heaithf ulr.ess. Dr. Price’s Baking Powder contains
no Aramonla.Lime.Alum or Phosphates. Dr. Price’s
Extracts, Vanilla, Lemon, etc., flavor deliciously.
PRICE BAKING POWER CO. Chicago and St. LautL
jDnj <Lunfits.
Cleariiti On! Sale
Mat & Dealer's
B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
Y) AAA Y’AUDS fine finished Hamburg Em-
At.bUU broideries, from to 3K inches
wu e, slightly soiled, former prices 10c, IP/io
and 15c a yard, now B)£c.
1,500 yards extra liue finished Hamburg
Embroideries, from S'4 to 7 inches wide,
slightly soiled, the regular price of thesa
gooes were 25c, 30c, 35c and 40c a yard, we
will close the entire lot out at 21c.
75 dozen Misses’ and Boys’ French Ribbed
and German Hose, broken lines in black and
colored, the recent prices of these goods have
been 40c, 45c, 50c, 60c and 85c, we will close
this lot oat at 3 pairs for *l.
100 dozen Ladles’ and Gentlemen’s White
and Colored Bordered Handkerchiefs at se.
75 dozen Ladies’ White and Colored Bor
dered Pure l inen Handkerchiefs at 16c and
22c; worth 20c, 25c, 30c and 35c.
Gentlemen’s Laundried aud Unlaundried
Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Collars and Cuffs.
cO R N ETS !
imported and Domestic, in great variety
and in the most graceful aud health approved
ORDERS.— All orders carefully and
promptly executed. Samp’es sent free of
charge and goods guaranteed to be fully up
to the quality shown in samples.
Tii order to make room for
in y Spring stock I will offer
great inducements in all Win
ter goods..
T will offer from this day
my entire stock of Combina
tion Suitings at cost
(Next to Furber’g.)
Oriental Cream, or Maacal Beantifler,
- _ lUtaotf. Tab, I-tapis*
W Jo freckle*, Moth J'atckw, £2
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Mari.vn'H Commercial College,
weeks’course, board, etc.,'^
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