NEWIHAVE CONN. MQNDAYt MORNING, SERTEMBER 6, 1880.
Price Four Cents.
breed ty J. IT, ADAH A 00. .
' - 4 ' ." SILKS. , ;
We add this week to our stock a large
purchase of Black Silks, which will be
found well calculated to maintain our repu
tation as the silk merchants of New Haven.
- We confidently invite inspection of these
goods, as we believe they are the best value
at the respective prices that can be got in
this city. A lot of Surah Silks of extra
weight and of the finest quality, in black and
colors, has also been- received, and will be
put on sale at a very low price. These goods
we recommend as a very handsome and styl
ish material for Overskirts, etc. we open
also a full line of Colored Satins in all
the most desirable new shades, and some
very elegant Silk Brocades. Attention
is directed to the "Satin Duchesse" and
"Satin Merveilleux," very richand beautiful
dress fabrics. J. N. ADAM & OU.
We have opened a few new things in Fancy
woolen Dress Goods and liaid uoods tor
the Fall Trade. Among them is the novel
and handsome "Handkerchief Pattern,"
which is to be very fashionable this season.
We have still a full line of Blue Flannel Suit
ings. J. N. ADAM & CO.
For fineness of material, beauty Of design,
perfection of work, variety and cheapness
we can safely challenge any possible compe
tition in Hamburg Edgings and Insertions.
J. N. ADAM & CO.
Our stock of Ruffling, Ruches, Collarettes,
Cuffs and Collars is full and varied, all fresh
and in good order. We have a line of Chim
isettes at moderate prices.
J. N. ADAM & CO.
Important purchases have been made for
this stock, including some charming new
Laces.' We mention Point Gabrielle, Madras
Point, Vendeen, Duchesse and Afghan. We
have also some very fine specimens of Lan
guedoc and Point d'Alencon. Specially
J. N. ADAM & CO.
To retire from our stock two or three lines of goods we
have this day placed in our east window ISO to 200 pairs
of Colored, Black and Velvet Top Button Boots, ladies'
sizesShoes that we have sold at live and six dollars.
Each pair is now marked in red figures Two Dollars and
Sixty-Five Cents. There is no bankrupt stock in this
county that can compete with them.
IV. I J. To make matters lively we throw into our sale
tubs this morning four sixty-pair cases of the Ladies'
French Goat Button Boots that we are selling at $1.95,
A, B, C, B and E widths. They arc famous goods at the
H. N. Wliittelsey, Jr.,
To Citizens Claiming Kxemption from
Military Duty and Military Tax for
ATTENTION la called to the following section of
the Surgeon General's orders :
Order No. 6 :
II. All persona between 18 and 45 years of age de
siring exemption from military duty and commuta
tion tax by reason of mental or physical disability
most report to one of the JPost Burgeons for examina
tion, and if found exempt will be furnished with a
certificate of exemption, to be tiled by them with the
Selectmen ot the town where they are liable to enroll
ment. Those who were exempted by Post Surgeons
in 1878 and 1879 and the disability classed as perma
nent will not be required to be examined again unless
ordered by the Surgeon General. The dates for exam
inations are as follows : July 14, 21 and 28, August 4,
11, 18 and 3A, from 2 to 9 p. m. Persons not filing
their certificates of exemption with the Selectmen be
fore the first day of September will be debarred from
xemption for the year.
Dr. W. R. BartJett, the Post Surgeon for New Ha-Ten-Omoe
No. 167 Church street,) will examine those
claiming exemption ANY DAY DURING THE PRES
ENT MONTH between the hours of 8 to 10 a, m., 2 to
8 and 7 to tf p. m., free of charge, and the examination
must be made before September 1, 1880.
This matter must be attended to without delay.
Selectman and Town Agent.
New Haven. Anirast 7, 18ti0. aulu tf
New and Second-Hand;
CONSTANTLY on hand and for sale at bottom pri
V oes. t now have the following :
One second-hand one-horse Business Wagon.
One second-hand Phaeton.
One second-hand side-bar Carriage.
Three new side-spring piano-box no-top Buggies.
Two new side -bar piano-box Carriages. -
One new side-bar Corning-box Carriage.
One new turn-out seat end-spring Carriage.
And can furnish any style or quality of Carriages at
AISO FOR SALE,
One very fine and stylish six year chestnut Horse,
warranted perfectly sound and safe for a family
hjy4 D. W. MORRILL.
Papering, Graining, Glazing, Plain ana
Ornamental Paper Hanging,
Paints, Oil., Varnisn,
' , . . Window Gla,
All trorkfcieonted In the'.:bet possible manner by
sompeteat workmen. Orders prompt j ttended to.
NO. 492 STATE JSTREET,
meStf - ' ' TODD'S BLOCK.
mmm and bags
MADE TO ORDER.
All kinds of Repairs made
at snort notice.
Old Trunks taken In ex
change. IV charge For cartage. ;
CROFUT'S TRUNK DEPOT
NO. 97 ORANGE STREET,
863 and 888 Chapel Street
worthy of attention are the beautiful Span
ish Laces we have just opened, and along
with them the magnificent Ties and Fichus
of the same material. We nave also a very
full line of narrow and wide Torchon Laces,
J. JN. ajjajm. a, w,
New goods in Mull, Muslin and Silk Em
broidered Ties are opened this week.
J. N. ADAM & CO.
Our new styles of Dress Ginghams for Fall
wear nave attracted urocu nuoiiuuu
selling very fast. From the testimony of
our customers we know that ours is the most
elegant assortment to De seen.
K J. N.ADAM & CO.
Wa are now opening daily Fall styles In
Calicoes, many of them being entirely novel
and very attractive. The prices we sell them
at cannot be beaten, quality considered.
- J. N. ADAM & CO.
Table Linens a full assortment of bleached
and unbleached Turkey Red Table Covers,
Napkins, Tidies, Table and Piano Covers,
Damask, Huck and Turkish Towels, Towel
ing, Diapers, Linen Sheeting, Fine Linens.
Quilts very cheap, especially in the better
qualities, Blankets, Comfortables.
J. XH. ADAM E UU.
We are opening now new goods in this de
partment. Elegant hose in the new cloth
shades, nnely emoroiaerea in mo cosnniere
styles ; Polka Dot Hose ; new styles in
Striped Hose with fine Lisle thread finish, at
a very low price for the class of goods, and
other novelties. J. JN. avaju e vju.
We have the best 50o., 58c, and 75c. cor
sets in the market. This week we offer a
few of Madam Foy's Corset Skirt Supporters
at 25c., slightly soiled.
' J. N. ADAM & CO.
301 AND 893 CHAPEL STREET.
DR. G. F. PETERSON,
26 Elm Street, Corner of Orange,
n30 Kew Haven, Conn
The Highland and Winthrop
THE largest, most PERFECT end SIMPLEST on
the market. They are the most even bakers
ever made. Bold by
W. T. CANNON & CO.,
el 360 State Street, near Chapel.
WM. D. BRYAN,
No. 127 Church Street,
DRESS AND BUSINESS SUITS
At lewer prloes than ever before. a36
- BUCKLEY & KELLY,
Practical Plumbers andJGas Fitters,
40 CROWN STREET,
Under Water Co.'s Office,
itEW HAVKDr, com.
Jobbing promptly attended to.
my27:tf ; .
WE HAVE now In store some thirty oases Salad
Oil, same brand as sold by us for years past.
Our own importation. In quests, pints and half
pints. Quality the Tory finest. Prloes moderate.
mylO K. K. HAXX, h SOU
Hard and Soft Crabs !
Spanish Mackerel I Bass 1
&C, &C, &c,
- AT '
a: foote & co.'s,
353 STATE STREET,
PRIME BEEF, MUTTON,
1 Lamb and VeaL
SPRING Chickens end Fowls fln esi il to order.
Halibut, Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel. See Bass,
Blaekflah. Flatttah, Bluefiah, Godflsh, Haddock, Eels,
Lobsters, Oysters, Bound and Long Clams.
Bait Mackerel, Ho. 1 Bloater stackers, Pickerel,
Choice Sugar Cured Pork Hams, Shoulders, Break
up Bacon, Smoked and Dried Beef, Fulton Market
Smoked and Pickled Beef Tongues.
Vegetables and Fruit. "
New Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon, Green Citron
Melons. Tery fine Peaches, Bananas, Peace, Apples,
Green Corn, Lima Beans, Ac
At rery low prloes for oash. -
Packing and Provision Co.,
auT - MS and 607 State Street.
KIDNEGEN is highly recommended and unsurpassed for WEAK or
FOUIi KIDNEYS, DROPSY, HEIGHT'S DISEASE, iLOSS" of ENER
GY, NERVOUS DEBILITY, or
KIDNEY or BliADDER DISEASES. Also for YELLOW FEVER,
BLOOD and KIDNEY POISONING, in infected malarial sections.
W By the distillation of a FOREST LEAF with
wjje discovered KUSKGB1V, which acts specifically on the Kidneys nd Urinary Organs, removing de
poetft in (he bladder and any straining, smarting, heat or irritation in the water passage giving them
strength, rigor snd mng a healthy color and easy
without Injury to the system. Unlike any other preparation for Kidney difficulties it has a very pleasant and
agreeable taste and flavor. It contains positive Diuretic properties and will not namseste. Ladles
especially will like it, and Gentlemen win find
NOTICE:. Each bottle bears the signature of LAWRENCE ft XABXIN, also a Proprietary Govern
ment stamp, which permits KIDNEGEN to be sold
Fat up in (luart i BottlM
If not found at your Druggists or Grocers, we will
LAWRENCE & MARTIN, Proprietors, Chicago, 111.
Sold by DRUGGISTS, GROCERS and DEALERS everywhere.
Sold in New Haven by RICHARDSON & CO., who will supply the
trade at the manufacturers prices.
Since May, 1878,
Formerly ef Hartford and West leriden,
The only survivor of the
only four Jtogcrs recognized
as legitimate by the Supreme
Court of Connecticut in
the test trial in regard to
the name, and the only
Rogers now living, ever con
nected in manufacturing
with the old original Rogers
Brothers (now dead), estab
lished in Hartford in 1847,
atW.Meriden or elsewhere.
The only survivor of Wm.
Rogers & Son, established
in Hartford in 1856, or
No genuine Sogers' goods are now
stamped Wm. Rogers A Son, sod bo
person has the legal right to use
SOX1QM XUJS STA3ZP
Patented April 20, 1S80
WM LINGFORD. CONN.
Having contracteS with Wm. Rogers for the
all new styles which he may bring out from
trade, that with his celebrated goods in connection with our extensive line of Flat and
Hollow Electro Silver Plated Ware,
can supply better goods ;' and every article sold by us stamped " Wm. Rogers," as above, or
with " Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.," we guarantee to have full weight of pure silver, well
electro plated on a base of the best quality of
burnished down to the finest silver surface, for
Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.,
Factories and Office, Wallingford, Conn.
Salesrooms, 3G East 14th Street, K. Y. jell MAFtf
Fine Ooods in Walnut and Ash.
The Novelty Adjustable Chair,
A. C. CHAMBERL.IN & SONS,
Rubber Goods of every description at Wholesale and Retail.
Rubber Jewelry we are selling less than cost at T
73 Church Street, cor. Center, opp. Pa O. . .
B3 Orange Street, Palladium Building:.
THE SUPERIOR MEDICINAL NUTRITIVE FOOD.
A PURE DIETETIC FOR INFANT8, INVALIDS AND THE ACED.
This Bntritions and mJsteMa sremntlM ftar In-
fknts and Invalids Is highly- recommended by the
moot Exnineat PhTKiclajia, bein far apericcr to any
Rota i. Deetuoa. most not be eonfemrfed with the
vnraerous articles of fiaur prepamd tn any maimer
by heat, which, while they may contain a certain
deiprroe of nutriment, are utterly devoid of thorn
medVipftl qaaiitias which atone charactarus RotaIs
YOUR. DRUGGIST HAS IT,
'Wmbs sent by mail (pest paid) If not
CN. CRITTENTON, IIS Fulton StM New York,
Cen'l Agent for U. S., and Canada.
The Voltaic JJelt Company, Mar-
VTIIX send their oelehrated Electro-Voltaic Belts
T T to the afflicted upon SO day. triaL Speedy
cores guaranteed. They mean what they say. Write
to them without delay. dmdawly
Yale Bureau of Patents.
AtJTHOE of the new trade-mark and label law fo
the State of Connecticut recently passed by the
Legislature. Applications receired and information
ANDREW O'NEHjL, Benedict Building, 81 Chttrob.
Street, Boitoa, Sew Haren, Conn. apatf
A1STIST IN FKESCO ANX Oil
TOnMERLT B. Scharfsohwerdt h Co., reeelTes or-
X' aers at JOUSMAXEB'S, 42a Chapel street, or
J. O. BOX 629.
334 Chapel Bfceet, Kew Haren, Ct
We have a fine line of Wilton
.Carpet Folding Chairs for sale a ,
retail at the Factory, 552 State St.
New Haven Folding Chair Co.
A" BARK BED Durham Cow, years old ; gires M
quarts of milk per day; will be sold cheap, as
the owner has no use for It. - Apply to
- GAT BBOTHEH8, Publishers,
eetf s y 266 Chapel Street
- Sailboat for Sale.
ElOHTEES feet kng, eight feet beam, eai-rlgged,
newly painted, all in Bailing order; price pS.
inquire at 28 CONGRESS AVli."
yietr ' , .
any OBSTRUCTIONS arising from
JUaiPKR.BKfLH.rES and BARLEY MALT
flow of urine. It can be taken at all times, in all climates,
KIDSEGEH the beet Kidney Tonic ever used !
(without license) by Druggists, Grocers and Other Per
:, x '
for General sad Family ITm. .
send a bottle prepaid to the nearest express office to you
" au30 eod weowtf
Highest Quality Only
Extra, DonMe, aM Triple Plate,
or THB :
OLD ORIGINAL ROGERS' QUALITY,
. Established in Hartford in 1847 by
WM. ROCER8, Sr.
Tipped, Windsor, Countess,
Oval, Marqnis, Yenetian,
AND OTHEB H.TTEBNS.
The only goods now made undtr the
supervision of aft? Rogers recognized
the Court as legitimate.
exclusive sale ot his goods above named, and
time to time, we feel warranted in saying to the
no other concern in this or any other country
nickeljsilver, w hard, white metal, and all hand
the greatest durability ,m
388, 390 and 392 State Street.
F. C. TUTTL.E.
Pwre to Ita lnn,i.Wrt, H BoorUw. Is terrer, pro-
mwassi.sp( maiiiiianesgengsa or cee paaent and
tanvmsroDSlBsCaaeesaes peOved to oetbsenlr ae
Xneasesof PmuBOKaxr Ooan&anns, OssnsaK De
jsutt, nraasaad Pistmsia, It wlHbe toimd ef
Boasovs and as Msbsoem& VuxatnfB woaa a
single Mat will afford snffldans endenee of its
OR WILL GET IT K TOCtl
eaanrpfoesxad. Pslae f Ceela.
DR. S. W. FISKE,
The Celebrated Clairrojunt Physi
cian and Magnetic Healer,
Business and Test Medium, "
Is permanently located in Kew Hayen, Conn.
Oflee-So. 70 Clia-pel Street,
WHERE he east be consulted regularly every
month from the morning of the 10th until the
ma at aooa, - . -
Office hours from a. m. to p. m. - - , '
Dr. Fisks has had twenty-nine years' experlenoe In
the practice of medicine, and has made thousands of
the most astonishing emres of all chronic and long
standing diseases ef whaterer name or nature. Those
who are afflicted with any disease er pain should con
sult Dr. Plske at once, no matter how long you nave
been eat of health or what diseases yon are suffering
from, or how many doctors yon haTe employed in
Tain, or how much medicine you have taken, or how
little faith you hare. He win tell you at once the na
ture of the dlssasn and where it affects you the most,
and the pa ogieas it has made upon the system, and
describe the symptoms thereof ; and will Tarnish
medicines prepared from the best of selected roots, to
these who wish, for their speedy snd permanent cure
at a reasonable price, either by the week or montb-
The doctor- also gires valuable advios on business
matters, and all the affaire of life, both social and
financial, induding Journeys, lawsuits, gains, losses,
absent friends, and great Mouses In electing lucky
numbers. Sittings for business affairs ear examina
tion of the sick, 1. Communications by letter upon
business er health must contain $2, age, sex, a lock of
hair and stamp. Address Lock Box 1253, Norwich,
TABLE NOTICE. Dr. Fiske wOl not visit Bridge
port or Ansonia again this season. Patients wishing
to consult the Doctor will find him at his office, 870
Chapel street. New Haven, Conn., the days mentioned
above. He will also be at the City Hotel, South Nor
walk, OoniL, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 28th and
Uss Dr. 8. W. FISKrTS VALUABLE IXSIMENT.
for sale by all Druggists., suaodfcw-
AUGTJSTXrS A. BALL.,
ORJrAMEJTTAX. 1ROV RAIL1. WORK B,
18 ATJDCBON STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT..
MANUFACTURER of Iron Fences, Grates, Doors,
Stairs, Shutters, Baloonies and Creatines, ateo
Fire Proof Vaults, Iron Columns, Girders, Illumina
ted Tile, etc All kinds of iron work for public build
ings and prisons. Roof Bolts, Bridge Bolts, etc
sOMly . .,..:.
WE take pleasure In Informing the peopla f this
city and the country at large that n better as
sortment of fine earriagee can be found In this Btate
than can be round at tne uepora-orj ox
WM. H. BRADLEY & CO.,
61 Chapel Street,
J(Cbr. of Hamilton,) ..
and, at prices that shall be satisfactory to purchasers.
We Have a Few .
in good order and at low prices ; also, a few of those
nice 60 Ifo-Top Pisao-BeiBugsIu, Please
call and select one if in want, as .they will cost
Repairing of all Kinds
Eone In the best manner at reasonable prices by
WML . H. BRADLEY & CO
mail -. y,
THOSE IN NEED
;t . - OF
"Will Please Remember That
TO 257 CHAPEL STREET,
Third Xoor Abo-re Wilcox & Co.'s Dry
With improved facilities for buying goods Coon pro-
- poses to sell the same
si tf CHEAPER THAN EVEB-i
First-Class Residence for Sale.
2 OWING to a contemplated change in business
1J location the ensuing fall, I offer my residence,
i.H fwiTtAr of Kant (4rand and Ferrv Btrenta. f or
Bale. This is by far the finest place in Fair aven,
Lot 131x230 feet, well stocked with every variety of
fruit in bearing condition. House built of founda
tion stone, contains ten rooms, au neatea py steam ;
also cas and water, stationary range and wash tubs.
Large barn and carriage house ; accommodations for
five horses ; gas and water ; room for man. Large
hennery and garden. Parties meaning business can
apply on tne premises.
myol tr ss.n.u juuua. yt. Dnjyjy,r,
A NEW AND COMMODIOUS HOUSE on
Sherman STenue, handsomely fitted with mod
em conveniences, ana most pleasantly located.
n ill be sold at a great oargain. inquire at
my 12 dtf THIS OFFICE,
A DESIRABLE Furnished Beam will be
rented to one or two gentlemen. Call at
my!3 tf earner Orange.
FOR RENT, -
BBICK BUILDINa, with engine in good or
der, with or without barn; possession any time.
' ANDREW MARTIN,
f 23tf 1 Pearl Stress U
iftt BUILDINO LOTS on IS icholl. Eagle, and both
btllil sides of Nash street; 400. feet In one place ;
SililL price low : terms easy.
f23tf 10 Pearl Street.
W. P. NILES,
Seal Estate, Fire Insurance, Loan
and Collection Agency.
tA beautiful place on Townsend avenue, over
looking long Island Sound, with ! acres of
' -li choice land, good awemng nouse ana nam.
To exchange, a finely located business property in
this city, well rented, for a dwelling House, cen
trally located. Call for particulars.
Will pay casb for a good residence, centrally
located, with modern improvements. Not
over $5,000 can be given.
Aioney to Joan.
Office, 370 Chapel Street,
jyl5 BBom No. 1.
. JOSEPH SONNENBERG,
Real 23stitte and Exchange Broker,
238 CHAPEL STREET.
I bTh .ft. f f SpaniBh Doubloons wanted. United
I VF Vf VFbtatee 4 per cent. UmixaB and for
eign -securities bought and sold and dividends paid
in United States currency. Tenement for rent corner
of George and Day streets, 5 rooms, 99 per month.
Also Hold and silver exchanged at tne office or
ap26tf 238 Chapel Street.
B. IL JOHNSON,
Real Estate and Loan Agent
Office, 487 State Street.
A Nice House and Large Lot on Eld street at
Good Cottage House on Dwlght street at much
than it is worth.
A fine place in Fair Haven and several other places
ror Bale very low.
Some good Shore Property in East Haven and Bran-
i For Sale or RentFarms.
A very desirable Farm of 70 acres in Srouthinston
will oe soia low to cioee an estate.
A list of crood Farms in other desirable locations.
Good rents in St, John and Greene streets. Fair Ha
ven, and other parts of the city.
Wanted, $2,000 to $4,000 on good first mortgage se
For Sale at a Rar&rain.
First-class House, -witla modem
! lj Improvements, good lot with barn, situated
m on fine avenue, fronting on two streets, can be
seen at any time. For particulars, call at Aoom No. 5,
uoaouey nuuaing, y unurcn street.
das tr its r. tujnsivtiv,
REAL ESTATE AGENCY,
63 Clmreh Street,
Money Loaned on Real Estate.
Houses and Lots in all parts of the city for sals and
Bent. Bents and Interest money collected.
CHOICK WAX Ml. K. Jf'KUi't'rS.
Savin Rock Shore Property, 1,000 Front
Feet on Beach Streets
The most desirable on ths shore, a beautiful grove
upon a portion of it. Fine water will ba supplied
from the Artesian well to all purchasers, making this
particular location very desirable.
Fire Insurance Policies written in all first-elass com
L , THE STORE No. No. 61 Chnrch street, oppo
jj site tbe postoffios ; two small rente oa Woalley
fl RTimiH : second floor No. 51 Asylum street :
whole honse on Henry street, all modern improve
ments; whole honse No. 31 Crown street; whole
bouse No. 64 Whalley avenue, all modem improve
ments, $400 ; whole honse on Clinton avenue ; second
Eoor No. 29 Anborn street; whole honse en Water
street; whole house oorner Union and Fair streets,
ill per month: whole honse Cedar Bill avenrae; throe
small rents Cedar HilL Apply to -
,pl7 69 Church Street, Boom 8.
n Is now twentv-nine Tears since wa oammenoed
1 the nrenaration of this article. Their truly val
uable medicinal properties, in eases connected with
the stomach and nervous system, their exquisite taste
as a eordial, and agreeable effect as a tonic are readily
acknowledged by all who have used them. - In fact,
Hall's Bitten stand unrivaled, and their pre-eminence
over all newly started and much advertised Bitters
will De striking to any one, alter i air wn anu com
parison. We should be pleased to show them. -
ajp24 JL. JS. " WlliaTWBHIWi. .
Investment . Securities, i
C Ta sfa sfu Hartford Town iyf per cent Bonds
m5UUU Mew Xork and New England per
cent. Bonds. .
14 shares Merchants National nanx mocaj.
2 New York, New Haven and Hartford B.B.
an36 Baaken aMel Brokers.
It is Such a Perfect Fit.
THB - - .. '
" Ekinnie Patent Shirt."
The best in the world.
price: oxe dollar.
Only to be had In this dty ef : -;
" T. I. Merwta, " j
tiki.ir. areitt con NKW 1IAVKW.
Olli' (at residence) No. US College Street.
Orders per mall for showing or delivery will receive
prompt attention. , , . . flan31j
Has Removed Hia
EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY-:
CABBTNGTOX & CO.,
No. 400 State Street, Cosirler Building-.
t- . TOM B. CABBIHOTOW. .. ! . .
idwisd t. cjLEmiraToir. johw B. cABsrjraTeit, n
, Monday Morning, Sept. 6, 1880.
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN TICKET.
- FOB PRESIDENT.
JAMES A. GARFIELD, of Ohio.
FOR VICE PKESIDENT,
CHESTER A. ARTHUR, of N. York.
STATE REPUBLICAN TICKET.
FOB GOVEBNOB, .
HOBART B. BIOKZiOW, of New Htrrn
WILUAM II. BTJI.BIKI.E-r, of Hartfortl
FOB SECRETARY OF STATE. -CHARLES
K. SEARLS, at Thtompson
DAVID P. SICHULS, of Psry.
... '. " FOB COSTBOIXEB, ,
W. T. BACHElil.EB, of Winchester.
HEITRT B. HOBTOIT, of Horvrleat.
ABU AH CATUS, of Harwlatoa. -
; BUSINESS AID ITS PROSPECTS.
The reports of the condition and prospects
of business are very cheerful reading much
more cheerful than the everlasting political
diatribes with which party organs are at
present filled. The trunk lines centering at
New York report their western-bound busi
ness as from 25 to 40 per cent, in excess of
last year at this time ; while on east-bound
they say the increase is at least 10 per cent.
The coast steamers, through to New Orleans
aad Galveston, have as much outward freight
as they can handle, and the increase over the
business of last year at this time is estimated
at fully 10 per cent. A still greater increase
in the trade this way will appear when cotton,
rice, sugar and tobacco begin to move. The
eastern lines have their hands fulL" Dry
goods sales for July and August are reported
at from 20 to 30 per cent, above last year for
the same months. . The New York Bulletin
looks over the whole ground and says : "Gro
ceries, hides and leather, iron and hardware
are all confidently held ; the future of cotton
and wool, perhaps, is not so well denned. On
the whole, however, tho situation is eminent'
ly encouraging, and none the less so because
of the almost total absence of the spirit of
reckless adventure and speculation which
characterized the memorable sudden business
revival of last year." In New York city, it is
stated, there is at present a far greater num
ber of buyers from the South and West than
there has been at any corresponding period
since the close of the war, and merchants are
overrun with business.
Not the least pleasing feature, of the talk
about business and its prospects is what the
southerners now in New York in great force
to buy goods say about affairs in their sec
tion of the country. More money will be
realized ffom cotton this year than ever be
fore. The crop is large and good and the
prices are satisfactory. In Louisiana, the
sugar crop, which is nearly mature, promises
to be good, and prices are from a cent to a
cent and a half higher than last year. The
rice crop is large, prices axe good and prom'
ise to remain so. In Texas, wheat, which
was a failure last year, yields more than an
average crop this year, and the growth of
cotton (1,300,000 bales) is a large one. It is
stated that there has been less money lost in
the southern States during the last five years
than in any other part of the country, and
that the southern buyers in New York are
ready to pay cash for what they buy, not
withstanding money is scarcer at the South
at this time of the year than at any other.
The home manufacture of cotton and other
goods at the South has already reached large
proportions, and the prospect is good for an
indefinite increase. In Alabama, it is esti
mated, there are 60,000 spindles and 900
looms in operation, employing 2,500 opera
tives and a capital of over a million of dol
lars. Georgia has 200,000 spindles, between
,0()0 and 6,000 looms, employs 10,000 hands
and nearly $5,000,000 capital. North Caro
lina has over 100,000 spindles and 1,500
looms, and Mississippi has 30,000 spindles
and 800 . looms. The total capital invest
ed is somewhere near $10,000,000 and the
numbers of employes about 20,000. They
are running principally on Southern capital,
with a Northern holder here and there inter
ested enough to secure an account. The
motive power is principally water and the
labor wnite. ine macmnery in use is
mostly new and from New England- South'
ern men are in the North constantly watch
ing for new inventions in machinery and tak
ing advantage of their observations. Mills
in the South are going up rapidly, and so
great is the demand from all quarters that an
order for a complete outfit for a mill could
not be executed within a year.
Taking into consideration all these facts,
the immense crops in the West, the general
activity all over the country, and the millions
of gold coming across the ocean, it appears
that there is abundant reason for congratula
tion on account of the present condition of
business and for hope for its future. In con
clusion, we leave it to our readers whether a
change that would give the Democratic party
chance to test its doctrine of "a tariff for
revenue only" and to tinKer tne finances
would improve the outlook.
Yesterday was not a very good day for the
race, and there was more anxiety than usual
ta have the last heat over.
General Grant's refusal to serve the pro.
moters of a mining scheme as president of
their company is additional evidence that he
is a wise man.
On Wednesday evening of this week Hon.
Joseph R. Hawley and Hon. William C. Case
will address the Republicans of East Haven
on the issues of the campaign, both State
and national. New Haveners who wish to
hear an able and forcible presentation of
those issues will find profit in attending
the meeting, which is to be held in the town
There has been a vigorous effort to show
that no confederate flag was displayed during
the recent . Democratic .demonstration in
Washington. It is now said that the flag
which was reported to be a rebel banner was
the national flag of Liberia, displayed from
the stand. But the reliable Washington cor
respondent of the Boston Advertiser says
that the Confederate flag which wm display
ed hung from a private house near for some
hours before the meeting began. Two gen
tlemen of standing, one of them a southern
man who was well acquainted with the rebel
flag, went to inspect it and found it to be the
real article. " - ' , '" .
A survivor of the wreck of the "Vera Cruz
A. S. Owen, a civil engineer has given s
very graphic and coherent account of the
disaster. From this account it seems that
the ill-fated vessel might not have been prop
erly loaded, that she was not built as strong
ly as she should have been in her upper part,
and that a proper drag was not among her
provisions for safety.. The behavior of the
doomed passengers was heroic, even the chil
dren being quiet and reasonable. Brave
General Torbert who was washed ashore
deadp went about among the passengers be
fore the vessel went to pieces trying to keep
their Lope alive and helping them to put on
their life preservers. His conduct and that
of others on board does something to relieve
the horrors of tbe dreadful event.
on tne zotn or September will oc
cur , the perihelion of Jupiter. , That gi
ant' planet then reaches his nearest
point to the sun, and is 'also "with
in a few days of his opposition or nearest
point to the earth. Jupiter comes at that
epoch 46,000,000 miles nearer the great cen
tral orb. . He is then, however, more, than
450,000,000 miles from the sun, fortunately
far enough away to counteract and mollify
the increased force of attraction between two
such mighty masses: Those who have been
expecting the end of the world at this time
can feel more cheerful, for the days . yet re
maining before the 25th count as nothing in
a revolution requiring twelve of our years.
Nearly twelve years must pass before the
conditions will again be as favorable for ob
servation. Jupiter comes beaming above the
eastern horizon about 8 o'clock, bright
enough to cast a shadow and afford a glimpse
of his moons through a good opera glass,
Nothing can be more interesting than to
study the phases of the four diamond points
of light that bear witness to the presence of
Jupiter's moons. . Jupiter turns on its axis in
about ten hours, so that an observer on his
equator would be carried round at the rate of
nearly 500 miles a minute instead of the
seventeen miles that mark the comparatively
moderate progress made by an inhabitant at
the earth's equator. Jupiter rises now about
8 ; at the end of the month the rising will be
about C. The September moon fulls on the
18th. It is the harvest moon.
The chairman of a political committee in
Mississippi has in a public statement made
the very sensible assertion that "secession
was revolution and folly." True and obvious
as this is, it could hardly be expected to find
general acceptance in Mississippi. And it
does not. The Meridian Mercury, for in
stance, says : "The chairman of our com
mittee has committed the canvass to the pre
position that 'secession was revolution and
folly.' To admit that is to half condone all
the wrongs the Repulican party has inflicted
upon the people of the South, and still fur
ther contemplate, a remembrance of which
makes the South solid and binds us together
to oppose it. To admit it is to admit that
Jefferson Davis deserved to have been hanged
upon that 'sour apple tree,' and only was
saved by the magnanimity and forgivingness
of the conquerors. To admit it is to confess
that every willing Confederate neck might
rightfully have been claimed by the halter.
To admit it is to admit that Andy Johnson
uttered a patriotic sentiment when he said,
'traitors must be punished and treason made
odious.' It is to admit that the punishment
that has been inflicted upon us reconstruc
tion, carpet-baggery, negro supremacy, plun
der, spoliation and all has been deserved,
and that we got off well in saving our necks. "
Whether the Mercury and those who think
with it ever change their opinion or not the
fact will remain that secession was revolu
tion and folly, and that those who led in it
did get off well in saving their necks.
Olive Logan, who claims to have personal
knowledge, thus writes of Adelaide Neilson's
proposed career, which was cut short by
death: Socially she preferred England, natu
rally enough.. Outside of New York there is
no society in America of that peculiar kind
generally classed under the broad name of
Upper Bohemian a society as elegant, re
fined, lavish in its material surroundings as
that of the highest nobility, far more intel
lectual and spiritual than that, gay, bright,
entertaining and yet thoroughly unconven
tional asking no questions, telling no lies-
Persons penetrating it are requested, so to
speak, to like it or lump it. I think almost
everybody in the world likes it, but a great
many are forced to lump it on account of the
conventionalism in force in their own local
district. Yet Bohemian or not Bohemian.
Adelaide Neilson was about to fix the final
gem in the circle of brilliants her beauty and
her genius had won her. The necessity for
keeping her secret no longer exists and I now
publish it. She herself told me lost summer
that she was engaged to be married to Rear
Admiral Glynn, the naval officer who took
the Prince of Wales out to India, and whose
standing at court is of t he very highest. As
his wife her life would have been a delightful
one. Certain circumstances would have barred
her presentation to the Queen, but there are
many ladies of fashion and standing who do
not enjoy this honor, and yet who go freely
into brilliant and aristocratic society and hold
their own there. This would have been
Neilson's position. She would have had
gentleman of birth and distinction and one
who adored her for a husband, and her house
would have been a rendezvous for the bright
est, gayest and most entertaining in all classes
of London's multiplex life.
IIATCHED BY HEAT.
When the cook returned from the ceme
tery she said she had been to see where her
"I have three children who are the very
image of myseli." "i pity tne youngest,
replied his interlocutor. "Why?" "Because
he is the one who will have to resemble you
The Litchfield Enquirer proudly boasts
that its editor "has raised twenty-seven ounce
tomatoes." It seems line a very small crop
of verv small tomatoes to be making a tans
oxer. Philadelphia Bulletin.
The Detroit Free Press estimates that more
than 200,000 deadheads are annually passed
over the railroad lines of the United States.
What the railroads of the United States want
is a morgue. New York Commercial Adver
Fashionable Galveston young lady at a so
cial Catherine remarks jestingly to tiilhooly
"I wonder how much I would bring if I was
put up at auction and sold to the highest bid
der f" "Just about $3,000." "Why, myjew
elrv alone is worth that." "Yes; that's
what I rut it down in my estimate." Gal
A baker, whose loaves had been growing
mall bv decrrees and beautifully less,"
when soing his round to serve his customers,
stopped at the door of one and knocked,
when the lady witmn exciaimea, -wno s
there?" and was answered, "The baker.
What do you want?" "To leave your
bread." "Well, you needn t make such a
fuss about it put it through the keyhole,"
was the reply.
It is stated that a prominent citizen of
Galveston was brought home very late in a
comatose condition. His terrified wife,
thinking it was apoplexy, sent for the family
physician. The doctor examined the patient
carefully and then directed that the clergy
man be sent for. In a few minutes the
spiritual-adviser was bending over the couch
of the dying man. Finally the clergyman
said: "Why, he is drunk! that's what's the
matter. : Why am I sent forf here at 12
'clock at night ?"
"JDo you suppose, repuea tne aoctor, Tnat
am going to be the only fool on Galveston
That's the story they telL
A man with a erip-sack in his hand halted
before a Detroit fruit stand and priced a
choice variety of peaches. When told they
were 20 cents a dozen he whistled to himself,
walked softly around, and finally asked:
"Are you a liaptist c
"Neither am L I didn't know-but that if
we both belonged to the same denomination
you'd throw off a little. Do you lean on the
'-Cant say that I do."
"That's my case. I never did take much
stock in the Methodists. Twenty cents a
dozen is an awful price on those peaches,
considering how tight money is. I expect
yon are a Universalist, eh?" '
"Ko." - -----
"Neither am L - Can't you say fifteen
cents for a dozen of these ?"-
"Aien't you an Epiicopalian?"
"Neither am L but I was afraid you were.
ve been a sort o' looking you over, and I
shouldn't wonder if you trained with the
United Brethren.' Come, now, own up."
"I never -attend-that church," -was the
"Nor 1, either. Say, what are you, any.
how?" " - . .
"I'm a hard-baked old sinner.""
"No! Whoop! That's my case to a dot 1
I'm called the wickedest man in - Washtenaw
county! I knew there was a bond of sym
pathy between us if we could only find it
out) Now, do you say fifteen cents for a
dozen?" - -
. The fruit dealer counted them out without
a further objection.
A Trip Throng! tlie PemlgewalMt
; ' est.
i RiDGEFnxD, Ct, Sept 1
To the Editor of tbe Jodbhai. and Cocanca :
To the enterprising White Mountainers I
heartily recommend a trip through the. Pern'
igewasset forest. . I. am aware that the
mountain enthusiast (a weak-minded indivi
dual who goes up Mount Washington by rail,
and sneers at anything under five thousand
feet,) will not look with favor upon an un
dertaking so "stale, flat and unprofitable,"
but to the sportsman and artist, and Bo
hemian of every degree, I plead the charms
of Pemigewasset. Jt COljtjanjndeAjul
scenery that can properly be styled soul-
stirring. The traveler who is ambitious of
only such sensations must seek them on the
crests of the presidential range, or in the
gloomy depths of the great ravines. The
journey is rich, however, in picturesque and
charming effects ; and noble mountain views
are by no means wanting.
One great advantage of the route through
the wilderness is that both start and termi
nus are convenient. Having visited the
Fronconia Notch the tourist finds this a di
rect and interesting way of reaching the
White Mountain range. The entrance is at
Pollard's, about twenty-one miles north of
Plymouth. This will be found a plain, un
pretending house, with nothing of the hotel
about its appearance or fittings. Judging,
however, from a sample meal, I am inclined
to think that one could spend a few days
there very comfortably. The house
commands a fine prospect toward the west,
where Moosilanke, tipped with its scarcely
visible hotel, bounds the horizon.
The party to which the writer was attached
appointed Plymouth as a rendezvous, and
having spent an afternoon in climbing Mt.
Prospect, proceeded next morning to Pol
lard's. Before going further, let me say
a word about Prospect. I know
that the before-mentioned enthusiast who
has traveled in Switzerland and been
up the Rigi Kulm, you know, and all that
sort ofjthmg will smile at the mere mention
of a little hill scarcely two thousand feet
high. On the other hand, the really appre
ciative and artistic mountaineer knows very
well that the best panoramas are not ob
tained from the highest mountains. That
from Prospect is one of the most charming I
have ever met with, and I advise every tour
ist possessed of sufficient funds and patience
to endure a short stay at the Pemigewasset
House for the sake of it. We reached the
summit about 4 p. m. The day was some
what hazy, just enough to soften, without
marring the view. To the south lay the
country we had just traveled, the lake dis
trict of New Hampshire. The glittering sur
faces of the lakes were contrasted with a rich
landscape of forest and meadow, while groups
of farm houses, with here and there a
church, gave evidence of man's occupation.
To the north, how different. Not a house to
be seen. "Not a shadow of man's ravage."
The forest-covered mountains extend on every
side, growing continually higher until they
culminate in the scarred peak of Lafayette
and the shadowy summit of Washington.
But to return to the Pemigewasset. We ,
started from Pollard's at about half-past
three, with an average of twenty pounds on
our backs and attended by the younger Mr.
Pollaid as our guide. It gives me great ;
pleasure to add that we found him, througn
all the vicissitudes of our tramp, and they
were by no means few, exceedingly obliging
and agreeable. He is probably as well ac
quainted as any man living with the ways and
byways of this region. Yet, so difficult and
, extensive is this forest that even his knowl
edge is, in a great measure, confined to the
course of the east branch and its principal
tributaries. Our first stage was a very short
one. We camped on the banks of the river
not more than a nine from tne nouse. uur
guide, having pitched the tents and cut a
quantity or firewood, returned to spend one
more night in the bosom of his family.
Our first night in camp was a decided suc
cess. The night was warm and dry, and
everything, even to our meal of salt beef and
pilot bread, bore the charm of novelty. The
fire, that indispensable element of camp
comforts, blazed gloriously, throwing
shower of sparks into the overhanging foli
age, and lighting up the forest with a weird
fantastic glare. A few yards away the river
wag rushing and plunging along, with its lit
tle cascades and pools gleaming in the light
of the crescent moon iust sinking over dis
tant Moosilanke. Altogether it was a picture
worthy of Uerard JJow a scene to be re
membered rather than described. I remem
ber well the delightful sense of warmth and
comfort with which I fell asleep. How fra
grant, I exclaimed mentally, this couch of
balsam and hemlock ! , How fresh and sweet
the mountain air ! I believe I finally
dropped off with my head full of mad pro
jects for a woods life in the future. Alas,
how transient is human happiness ! Scarce
two hours later I was crouching, a miserable
being, over a heap of smouldering ashes,
numb with cold and aching m every loint.
The bed of evergreen boughs had proved a
delusion and a snare, and that famous moun
tain air had been whistling about my ears in
a most uncomfortable way. I looked out
upon the river. The pole faced moon, like
other pale faces, had gone west, and the Min
nehaha "laughing water" had given place
to a monotonous "swish" that made my
blood run cold- The rest of the night was
spent in vain attempts to keep up the fire
In the woods one day is like another, and
it is not my purpose to give any detail of our
pilgrimage, i our days were required to
reach the White Mountain Notch, but the
greater part of one was taken for a vain at
tempt to reacn tne summit, ui juuuuv
gam, by way of Ueaar llroolc, an attempt
against which I warn the future explorer. A
good pedestrian might doubtless go through
in two days, and three would under ordinary
circumstances be ample time. For the first
eight or nine miles a trail is followed ; at
first broad and plain, but growing at every
step more difficult and intricate, until finally
it is lost in the underbrush not far from
Cedar Brook. The traveler then takes to the
bed of the stream, and for about eight miles
more clambers slowly from rock to rock. It
ib here that tbe xnapsacKs tire. A
step or leap of from four to six
feet, easy for the unencumbered, becomes a
genuine mmiAtai pas, and the slippery log a
pom asinorum. Under sucn circumstances
a partial ducking is inevitable, sooner or
later, and perhaps the best way is to take a
voluntary lmiuenuuu v tuo very in ot. -it. in
discouraging to be careful all day and slip
just as you reach camp. However, as com
pensation lor au tnese inconveniences, nne
mountain views are obtained after leaving the
woods. Potash, Flume and Coolidge town in
the ever receding distance, while Hancock
and Canigain on the right, and Bond and
Guyot on the left, nearly complete tne en
The most interesting part of the journey
commenced after leaving the Forks. For
about two miles our course was northerly ;
then, turning toward the east, we began one
long climb to .Etnan's t-ontt. Deautuui cas
cades now marked almost every step. The
banks of the stream drew nearer together.
and the tall, snow-like -evergreens, sloping
athwart its course, touched overhead.
fringing glorious views - of Bond ' and
Guvot ; the all but un visited peaks of
the wilderness. - Varying at every turn in the
brook and increasing at every step, the glory
culminated at the Thoreau Falls, a cascade
worthy of being classed with the Arethusa and
Glen Ellis, and surpassing both in the fine
prospect from its edges.
The hardships and mishaps of our four
days in the wilderness are already forgotten ;
but in the minds of all the party, I believe,
the name "Pemigewasset" will always be a
talisman the "Open Sesame" of pleasant
W. W. W.
The Mango Trick.
Bow it Is
Ione Sot m "Wonderful Per.
From Harperfc "Weekly .J
With certain Indian jugglers the "mango"
trick is their most effective feat. A mango
seed is produced, and a flower pot filled with
mould, and after a lot of ceremony (in plain
TTrtrrHoh fntnlths seed is tmt under the mould.
and several covers of baskets and cloths are
placed over the pot Then there is more
ceremony and fingering about the covered
basket, and the pot is shown with the mango
letves just sprouting up. Then it is covered
over again, and more hocussing goes on, and
the plant is seen to have grown. , The oover
: hAjimiainn nnl nnATiino; sToes on. the
plant meanwhile having further, grows and
become strong enough to bear fruit, the bios
som to appear, the fruit to form and finally
the fruit to ripen, which is then plucked off
and given to be eaten.
Now we, for our part, cannot understand
how any one can not see through the per
formance. Nay, even when to a fellow spec
tator, who once viewed this performance, we
explained the detaileof the trick after it was
over, he would not believe, but recokned the
affair wonderful, and even partaking of the
supernatural. We can only attribute it to his
having been so mystified as to have been ac
tually mesmerized, though partaking of con
sciousness. The real truth about this feat
was that the green and ripe fruits, and every
branch and shoot that was exhibited, were
actually there, just as much as the seed and
the flower-pot all in the wraps and folds and
baskets which formed the covering. We wore
carefully watching the man's proceedings,
and at that time had acquired some knowledge
of joggling tricks. As we were not allowed
to touch the instruments of the exhibition
after the particular performance began, the
baskets, wraps, etc., could not be disturbed; but
with our own eyes we saw the performer draw
out the branches, etc., from the folds of the
cloths and noticed him sticking them into the
pot beneath the coversng, working away with
his hands, and, as we thought, very clumsily.
The question may be asked by a doubter of
our account of the process, how about a green
and ripe fruit, as well as blossoms, being pro
duced simultaneously, mj at-a. period when
there are no such things; that is, when they
are out of season? This, indeed, has been
brought forward as a complete Answer by
those who believe in these jugglers. To
answer this is not so difficult , however, as it
appears. India is a vast continent and from
its southernmost limit on the Indian ocean,
where there is little difference between sum
mer and winter, to its northern boundary on
the snowy Himalayas, there is existing every
variety of climate at any given time of the
year. The mango fiorishes equally in Ceylon
and in the sub-Himalayan countries. We
have ourselves, in passing through the plains
into the upper Himalayas, in the course Of
succesive weeks, seen the mango season just
over the plains; a little higher up mangoes .
were just in season; the fruits forming higher
up still; the blossoms in fuli flash a couple of
thousand feet higher; while higher still the
blossoms had not yet made an appearence.
With this fact are to be taken two others; the
first, the Indian jugglers all belong to one
masonic brotherhood, and are in intimate
communication with one another, all ever on
the "move; and the second, that even they will
decline at times to perform this particular
feat; that is, when they are not provided
with the blossoms, green and ripe fruits,
The seeds, shoots etc., are always everywhere
If there still be any doubter, let us only
add that after the performance detailed above
we took the man aside (unwilling naturally
to expose the man, and destroy the credit
by means of which he had made his living)
and' asked him if it was not true that the
branches and f rnits were all there in the
wraps. The glance of pur eye told him that
we knew every detail in the process, and
had watched everything that he did, and so he
confessed that what we said was the truth,
and apologized by saying that he must make
A Harvest of Beetles.
The provincial official journals of Russia
give some curious statistics of the harvest of
beetles in the southern provinces. In many
parts of Eharkoff the only harvest reaped
this year by the peajants has been that of the
Anigoplia austnaca, for collecting which the
local assemblies have granted some small sub
sidies. The results of this harvest are week
ly published in the Kharkoff government
VeaomosU,, and the number received to-day
contains a long list in continuation of previ
ous ones. From this we learn that two tons
of beetles have been reapedjin the commune
of Veselondskij, five tons at Yasilievsky,
seven tons at the German colonies at Eigen
feld, ten tons at Belozersk, and fifteen tons
at Frishilsk. Such figures as these but faint
ly bring home to the mind the ravages
wrought by the insect pests of Russia, and
their prostrating effects on the prosperity of
the country. The visitation, indeed, is as
extraordinary as it is beyond human skill to
cope with. Fifteen years have elapsed since
the waters of the Black Sea first washed on
the Russian shores the eggs of the Anisoplia
austriaca, and yet, so far from the phenome
non being exceptional in its character, it has
been constantly repeated since, and the Od
essa Vestnik received this morning contains
another announcement that fresh "swarms
are ripening in the sun on the sands near
Sebastopol. " Where they come from is a
mystery. The lorvee is first seen floating on
the" waves of the Black Sea, the beetles break
into life as soon as the eggs get stranded on
the shore, and then swarm after swarm of
AnivopMa avstriaca pass over the Crimean
valleys into the interior ; every year increas
ing the area of their ravages, and every year
diminishing by millions the sorry earnings of
Russian peasants. How to deal with the evil
is one of the great problems of to-day in Rus
sia. Machines of all descriptions have been
tried, but have proved more or less worthless,
as indeed must all mechanical appliances
against a pest so vast that a single field in
Kharkoff was calculated in the spring to con
tain 350,000,000 insects. A short while ago
it was said that a fly had been discovered
with a propensity for killing 'corn beetles; and
it may be safely assumed that it will only be
by means of some such antagonistic insect
or by the agency of birds at present absent
from the Russian steppes that the evil will
be ultimately suppressed.
From the Chicago Times.
To properly photograph a drum-major
would require a complex use of vivid coloring.
The plain black with which the face of type
is bedaubed can convey no conception of his
magnificence. A description of the glorious
creature should be printed in red ink on a
bright yellow background, to be at all effica
cious or truthful to nature. Ignorant and
misinformed people have been led to suppose
that the recent demonstration was to enable
the Knights Templar to show what they could
do in the way of a display. This is a great
mistase. It was gotten up in order that the
drum-major might have an opportunity
to prove his greatness as an institution.
Twenty-five or thirty thousand uniformed
Knights were sandwiched between the
hundred or so drum-majors, to be sure, but it
was merely to show them oil to greater ad
vantage by contrast.
When caparisoned for dress parade, the
drum-major is a wonderful and awful creation.
One look at him is enough to frighten timid
children into fits, and two looks would drive
them into early graves. His uniform is a
thing of beauty and a joy forever. Like
Joseph's patch-work coat, it is composed of
many colors, and none are sober colors,
either. When the firemen were asked what
color the "machine" should be painted, they
instructed the artist of the brush to paint it
any color he pleased, so he got it red. And
thus it is with the drum-major; his instructions
to his tailors are to rig him up any kind of a
uniform so it is of bright gold, scarlet, pur
ple,, blue, red and white. He has choice, to
be sure, and if left to his own selection, his
garb is usually cardinal pantaloons, and a
crimson jacket trimmed with red and yellow.
There is profuseness of gold braid about his
jacket that dazzles the eye, and his epaulets
are marvels of tne creative art, -they maKe
him look at least three ax-handles across the
back. A parti-colored belt and a bewildering
sash go far to make the outfit complete; and
when he is buttoned up and belted he begins
to look as gay as a peacock with his tail paint
ed sky blue. But he is not complete until he
dons his enormous bear-skin cap, surmounted
by a three-story plume, and seizes his ponder
Then, if he is fortunate enough to have a
big mustache, or, better yet, a full black beard,
he is ready to go forth and conquer. With
that astonishing head-gear, fastened on by a
leather chin-strap, and his coat buttoned up
tight, he is a perfect specimen of his kind, as
big as a skinned horse, and twice as ug'y. He
looks for all the world like the picture of
huge ogres in juvenilepublications, who are
shown in the act of swallowing wicked chil
dren, the smallheels only being visible as the
monster is gulping them down without
chewing. The more ferocity he can get into
his make-up the better drum-major is he con- -sidered,
and one of piratioal appearanoe is a
Me tooK charge ot tne procession yesteraay.
and his gyrations during the morning were
the .. wonder and admiration of full-grown
beholders. He knew the eyes of the world
were upon him, and his contortions bordered
on the painful. He whirled about with an
abandon and reoklessness that was thejacme
of studied carelessness, and the vigor with
which he wielded his dreadful cudgel was
warning to incautious spectators to run' for
oover. lie imperiled tne lives of everybody
who had the temerity to venture beyond the
curbs on either side of the streets, and he
was at once the terror and the idol of the
multitude. His club and his size 'enforced the
respect of the crowd, - and his gorgeousnesa
won their love. No man has yet been found
who can tell what a drum-major is for, or
what purpose he serves in the economy of
Lots of people are willing to rob Peter to
pay Paul, only they jret tired when their job
uhalf done. They neglect to pay Paul.
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