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YOL. LIII. y i' XE HAVEN, CONK. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 1885. NO. 133
... 17th June,
We propose to make a
We name these three days be
cause we are not. sure whether
we shall run it all the week or
not; certainly we cannot afford
to do it for more than one
week. The three days are all
we are pledged to.
Now, the difference between
this sale and the ordinary cotton
sales is this : We mean to re
duce all our cottons without ex
ception. The usual custom
with some of our competitors
has been to reduce one or two
well known makes to less than
cost price, and to charge the
usual (if not actually higher)
prices for all the rest. In this
sale there will be no leaders, be
cause every piece of cotton in
stock will be marked, for the
time, at non-remunerative prices.
Of course it is likely enough
that some one will begin fool
ing with Fruit of the Loom or
some such cotton, and offer it
away below cost. If they do
we shall meet and beat them of
course. But that is. not where
the real benefit to the public
will come in. It will be in the
fact that all our cottons will be
sold, for the three days at least,
below their market value.
So much for our promise to
the public. It doesn't matter
much, we suppose, to any one
why we are doing this ; but we
don't care if we tell one reason.
At the present moment we own
cottons cheaper than we ever
did before. We bought heavi
ly at the recent great auctions
(no one else in New Haven
did) and we bought also by
private bargain at prices domi
nated by the auctions.
We have a shrewed suspicion
that we can make a big cotton
sale just now with less loss to
ourselves than any of our neigh
bors can, and as we would like
to unload some, we mean to try
it. The sale will comprise
yard wide bleached and brown
cottons of all grades, pillow
case and sheeting cottons, ducks,
drills, denims, ticks and awn
ings. Some speeial drives in prints
will be made at the same time.
A few hundred yards of Li sue Neck Baffle,
bought at a loss to the manufacturer, which we
shall sell at lees than manufacturers' jobbing prices
This is a rare chance for ladies to lay in a stock
for the Summer.
These gocxls are all fresh, good quality and style.
Tourists' Ruffles in boxes. -
Notwithstanding the cool weather we are ready
to sell Fans, of which we hare a good stock.
Mine. Demorettt'a Reliable
C. F. BECKLEY.
634 Chapel Street.
11 you have ashes to be remov
ed, or a vault or cesspool to be
attended to, send our o ders to
P. O. BOX S75 CITY, Order book at R. B.
BRADLEY CCS, 40? State street, ROBT.
yjtllCH SON'S, B74 Chapel street wM
Putting your Blankets away for the Bummer send
them and have them ssoured and made moth proof.
If not too old they will look nearly as well as new
LAUN DRYING .
of every description St the shortest notice.' '
J.ACES AND WINDOW SHADES
Tne up tqial t- n-w.
DYEING AND CLEANING
of every description.
Carpels Cleaned by Beating or
. by Scouring
at the very shortest notice.
OFFICES I '
878 and 645 Chapel Street.
State, Lawrence and median le Streets
Elm City Djo Works and Steam
TRUNKS AND BAGS,
Snmnier BoIibs and Blankets,
Ladies' Riding Hals and Gloves,
Moth Proof Paper Barrels,
STEVENS & BROOKS'
795 CHAPEL STREET.
tFOUB rooms on Chapel street for $10 per
FIVE rooms on Chapel street for $14 per
The two-familv house, with large lot. 80x150. No.
41 -Greenwood street, for $15 per month, or will
rent in separate tenements.
blouses ana iocs tor saie.
Money to loan at 5 and 6 per cent.
THOMAS O'BRIEN & CO.,
Real Estate and Loan Agents
800 Chapel Street
tAt less than value, or would be exchanged
for a smaller place, one of the most desirable
cottaze residences in the city. 11 rooms, all
modern conveniences in perfect order with large lot
of ground. Inquire at
aaotf Opposite P. O.
Wanted on first -class property;
One Loan of $7,000,
One Loan of $5,500,
One Loan of $2,SOO.
Tor rfent fleveral dean-able houses and tene
ments. Also furnished rooms centrally located.
either with or without board.
F. M. DESTISON,
- Boom 4, corner Church and Chapel streets.
jll OPEN EVENINGS.
t PLEASANTLY situated furnished double
parlor chambers, second story, three min-
bathroom nrivileevs and steam heat, for gentleman
and wife or two single gentlemen. Inquire at
axo eoatx i v jl ijuul i.
For Sale Money Wanted.
SEVERAL houses and building lots can be
yijSj sold on very accommodating terms,
y&fi. Money wanted on good real estate security.
R. E. BALDWIN'S
REAL ESTATE AGENCY, 818 CHAPEL STREET.
e!3 daw ;
t HOUSE 6 Whalley avenue, 11 rooms, $33.33
House Maitbr corner Pine street. 5 rooms
and barn, $10 per month.
Corner Church and Center street, 2 rooms, $18.
No. 33 Button street, 2d floor, 5 rooms, $10. No.
700 Grand street, greenhouses, large lot, $30. House
and 50 acres. Prospect, $12.50. Louse, Wood
bridge, barn, &c. $10. House, Thimble Islands, 7
months, ou per moncn.
m23 Office 792 Chapel street. Room 1.
FOR SALE OR RENT,
!. THE house Ne. 33 Asylum street; has 10
jy rooms, with modern conveniences, suitable
IILfor one or two families: barn and carriage
house on premises; possession immediately. Ap
ply on premises, or to
. . . . ....... . , x r.. I . .n ,-... ... .
Ill iO fct .1. YT l l I o:tii I II, loo r.afli nww nvi rrv.
FURNISHED or unfurnished rooms, Tory
OiULcentral, near postofflce and Chapel street.
Also tenements in all parts of the city. Inquire of
William II. Wheeler,
a29 818 Chapel Street.
Tenement of four rooms on first floor of 308
Wallace street, $10; basement of same house,
ST. Small barn at 55 Garden street.
a24 tf EDWARD MALLEY.
si. D. Perkins, 13 Center St.
F O S T S !
We have the largest lot of Cedar and Ch- stnut
Posts ever offered in this citv. which we will sell
cheap for cash.
THOS. ALLINO ec CO.,
mv5 Water Street foot of Olive.
New Haven WMow SMe
52 ORANGE STREET,
LOOMIS' TEMPLE OF MUSIC.
WINDOW SHADES & FIXTURES
AND ALL KINDS OF
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
By making- a. specialty of these
goods we are able to offer f
inducements both in
style and price.
AfEW HAVEN .
WINDOW SHADE CO.,
52 ORANGE STREET.
Open Monday and
R. Q. RUSSELL,
No S8S Chapel Htraet, Haw Eu Con.
Grand Sale of
Owing to the backwardness of the season we
departments, wnicn we. nave decided
We shall offer some of the GREATEST BARGAINS in Silks, Dress Goods, Spring Wraps,
Hosiery, Underwear, Parasols, &c, ever shown in this city.- Space will permit us to men
tion only a few in this ad.
Lot No. 1 FANCY SUMMER SILKS, former prices
45. 50 and 55c, reduced to 37 1 -2c per yard.
Lot No. 8 FANCY SUMMER SILKS, former prices
62, 69 and 75c, reduced to 60c per yard.
Lot No. 3 FANCY SUMMER SILKS, former prices
75, 87Jc and $1, reduced to 6Se per yard.
40-inch All wool NUN'S VEILING, in Cream, Blue,
Fink, Mode and Tan shades, at 45c per yard.
Reduced from 62Jc. .
42-inch All-wool ALBATROS. all new desirable
shades, SOe per yard. Reduced f rem 75c
75 dozen LADIES' COLORED BRILLIANT LISLE
HOSE at 29e per pair. Good value at 75c
50 dozen LADIES' GAUZE VESTS.
To avoid disappointment, we advise an early call. Some of the goods are so RIDICULOUS
LY CHEAP that we cannot tell how soon they may all be sold?-
When in the store visit onr SHAWL, CURTAIN and LADIES'
PARTMENTS, where we are offering some extraordinary bargains.
PROCTOR, MAGUIRE & CO.,
837 CHAPEL STREET,
New Haven. Conn.
We Now Have a
WE WILL NOT
All goods to be as represented. Money paid back at any
. time if goods are not damaged.
LEIGH & PRINDLE,
813 CHAPEL STREET.
"BEST IN THE VJORLD:
Costs you no more than cheaper brands. Try them.
T. 3NT- cfc OO.
A. C. CHAMBERLIN 8c SONS',
COR. ORANGE JVD
TJX- CVATt A CUSTOM T V TTKTPH.Y.
PINK WORK OCR SPECIALTY.
417 Siate Street, Corner of Court Slrect.
ELECTRICITY IS LIFE.
Why will people cling to the absurb Idea that they
must take medicine 1 Electricity will reach where
medicine has failed, as 15 years experience has
proved. If you are troubled with Catarrh, or Neural
pa. or Rheumatism, Throat or Long Troubles, Gen
rai Debility, Headache, Kidney Disease, try .
Go and see Dr, Cummings. His method differs
from all others. His success Is wonderful.
Ladies treated successfully. Ladies can consult
with the Doctor's wife afternoons. Consultation
DR. J. W. CUMMINGS,
o I Church Street.
oclS WOOD'S BLOCK.
Weak Nervous IVIen
enoWftg perfect restoration to t&eftltb, fall
mamhooa and sextia.1 vigor without Btom
mIe Irmging should send for Treatise on the
MantoaBoliuu Yoong men and others who
uffar from iMrroni aad pniyaical debility
exlkjutated vltelity, premature decline
ftOLt are especially benefited by congulUng its oon
tfenta. Diseases of the Prosta.t Cilud, Kid
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ments used Endorsed by thousands who have
been cured. Adopted to Hospitals and by Physi
cians in Europe h America. ja-V aricoeel e cured
without Surgery. Sealed Treatise free. Address
JUB6T0K KKXIDT 00., at Da. H. TBESKQV,
4d Wfttt 14th SU Maw York
Jn , SbMark'i Plaee,nemr
Cooper Ixi ku i Mte, .New lorV Citj,
onrw parciuenuj, moer id
failursof aUothmv. falsa tar lt.
ter j JSrYi f tabliltr, i ontnxul Unprndoaee, Lone
KMiid, KWcctM riadlwrclfan. Ujdroovlc and
VaHtteelc, without tfce u ot kaito. Prl vste lrlcaes
ient tmi in bur to ton dy.) Iom of lfjnory slcl
eholy, SfenurtorrfaiBft, StrfeUire, Tettersetil.
ThoM who hare loM hmv.; nnd aU bope of botn j ourrxl can .be
ecdrlneed that lamw i enra for tkm at last tj conu!i lug
-'S-j Jt. Thwi. BffkNOM. bt nprmiaaian to themanr who hsva
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Hpltul Expcrl -ner. Ilosra. 8 . m. to S nd 6iotr. if.
gl H.:i;'-it tvii Vn'iri"av cypniiifw ntn.tt i"
Facts Worth Knowing:.
To whom it may concern:
We hereby certify that we have used the'
Sleeraan Gas Saving ' Governor for four
months and find we have saved 83 1-3 per
cent., a greater saving than expected, " v
Yonrs truly, Thk Dowites News Co.
J. Matthewman. agent, 179 St. John street, who is
also selling the best water filter in the market. - J10
Surplus Stock. ,
find on hand a large surplus stock in many
to close out regardless or cost, un
SO dozen LADIES' FRENCH BALBRIGO AN VESTS
- at due eacn. in long ana snore sleeves.
100 dozen GENTS' CLOUDED SEAMLESS HOSE
at 12 l-2c per pair. Nearly as good as the
50 dozen LADIES' PURE SILK MITTS, in black
and colors at 25c per pair.
300 18-inch BLACK GINGHAM SUN UMBRELLAS
at 12 1-ae each. Think of it.
150 LACE TRIMMED PARASOLS, any color lining,
only $1.98 each.
BLACK BROCADE VELVET WRAPS $8.00.
Reduced from $12.
BLACK JERSEY JACKETS, all sizes, $S.OO.
Reduced from $7.50. ,
Good Assortment of
SPRING- OP '85.
We hare just received the larg
est and finest line of Suit
ings, Trowserings and
Coatings ever shown
in this city.
L. H. FKEEDMAN & SON,
92 CHURCH STREET.
Pants made to order at six hours'
iliKCX A DMOTDflUn'O
For shore houses we have in
stock Lawn Settees, Splint Rock
ers, Rattan and Reed Cnairs,'
Cheap Bedroom Furniture, etc.
Onr Bio. 309 A sh. Set for $2S.OO,
complete, Is juat the thing- for fit
ting up Summer cottages.
inns. 3. J. CLARK,
The great business test and healing medium, 228
Crown street, continues to astonish hundreds in this
city by her Clairvoyant powers. Mrs Clark locates
diseases without asking questions, and indicates the
appropriate remedy. She compounds vegetable
medicines from roots, barks and herbs, which have
a surprising curative effect. Hours from 9 to 12 a.
in., and 2 to 4 p. m. and eveplngs. " ocl8
W. J. Sullivan, IH. It. C. T. S.,
Office 37 Center Street.
Messages by telephone or telegraph received at
any hour fe94 8m -
Is now racognized by physicians, who have
observed the excellent results attending- its
use, and by the many who have ttsed it, as
For Cold In the Beat, Chronic Nasal
Catarrh and Hay Fever.
It corrects Catarrhal Bad Breath. It is a
perfectly harmless, agreeable and effective
application. It has a refreshing- balsamic
odor. It is easily applied in the nostrils. ; It
cleanses, soothes and heals. It gives speedy
The use of one bottle will convince any
sufferer of its merits.
FIFTY CENTS, in opal bottles, at drug
gists or by mail. Address
YALE CHEMICAL, CO.,
New Haven, Conn.
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- in Connecticut.
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Wednesday, June 17, 1885.
THE NICARAGUA CANaL ROUTE,
Engineer Menocal of the United States
navy, who has just returned from Nicaragua
where he and other engineers have been com
pleting the old surveys of the proposed canal
route across the isthmus, makes a report
which will encourage those who believe that
the United States ought to circumvent De
Lesseps by making a canal. He finds that
the actual excavation necessary will cover a
distance of only about, forty-eight miles. He
divides the canal into four sections. The
first, of eighteen miles from Greytown on the
east coast to the hills, is over a sandy plain
where all the work can be dene by dredging
machines and with great rapidity. Then
comes a cut of thirteen miles to Ochoa on the
San Juan river, which must go through a
low range of hills and must be cut into hard
rock. This will be slow and hard work, but
the cutting, when done, will have the merit
of being permanent and requiring no outlay
for repairs. From Ochoa the route is through
the navigable waters of the San Juan river
and the great Lake Nicaragua for 123J
miles, for all which distance practically
nothing is needed to insure sufficient draft
for the largest vessels. From the shore of
the lake to Brito, the Pacific coast terminus
of the canal, it is seventeen and one-quarter
miles and Mr. Menocal says: "The engineer
ing work is not difficult,"
Mr. Menocal has not made an accurate es
timate of the cost of the Nicaraguan canal,
but he does not hesitate to declare that it
will be much less than De Lesseps scheme.
Other advantages are the greater healthf ul
ness of the climate, the unfailing and efficient
water supply furnished by the big lake, the
absence of grave danger by freshet- and
flood, and the greater accessibility of the
canal to all shipping coming from the north.
The port of Brito on the Pacific, Mr. Meno
cal states, is seven hundred miles north of
Colon, the mouth of the Panama canal.
Mr. Menocal does not give a very flattering
account of the condition and prospects of
the Panama scheme. He has examined the
line of the Panama caual, and declares that
not mors than four per cent, of the actual
excavation has-been done. ' The cost has al
ready reached $100,000,000, "and the diffi
culties will increase as the work proceeds,
owing to the fact that all the work now done
has been accomplished with the aid of grav
ity, and most of that which remains must be
done by actual lifting, which is necessarily
muoh slower and more costly."
There are, we suppose, very few people in
this country who are anxious enough to de
feat the Frenoh to contribute much money
toward a Nicaragua canal. But it is woith
something to know that we can vanquish
them if we choose to.
All business men are not hard hearted.
About a thousand of the business men of
New York have declared in favor of the Sat
urday half -holiday movement.
Professor Swing, the Chicago preacher,
who is opposed to permitting a man to vote
who is not possessed of $500, is reminded by
the Indianapolis Sentinel that "this would
have ruled oat the Master and all the apos
tles except Judas."
The Austrian government has refused to
permit the organization of private cremation
societies, on the ground that they would tend
to the increase of crime. The Austrian gov
ernment seems to be needlessly frightened.
It could manage cremation so that criminals
could not profit by it.
Dr. Wormley, an acknowledged authority,
concludes, as the result of a study of the
bloods of forty different mammals, that "a
microscope may enable us to determine with
great certainty that a blood is not of- a cer
tain animal, and is consistent with the blood
of a man; but in no instance does it in itself
enable us to say that the blood is really hu
man or indicate from what particular species
of animal it was derived. " This .ought to
stagger the "experts" in this and other
States who have been so ready to swear
about blood in murder trials.
An extraordinary case of mistaken identity
recently occurred in Paris. ' A woman saw
at the morgue a body which she thought she
recognized as the father of a girl working
near her at a perfumer's. The girl came,
recognized her father, and his clothing also,
and swooned. Coming to, she brought a
brother and two sisters, who all worked in
Paris. They all signed the formal declaration
as to identity. The body had been found" at
Meudon, near which their father often work
ed. The children started for Creteil, his
home, to learn when he had been last seen.
Arriving there, they found him outside his
door, and greatly amused to learn that he had
been found dead at the morgue.
The summer stories this year have not
been as numerous or as good as usual, but as
the heat increases the story tellers are im
proving. Thus it is related that a wonder
ful fish is becoming numerous in Goose Lake,
Oregon,- It is called by some the greenback
fish, for it is an inflationist. It has the
power to fill itself with air until it becomes
very much like a round ball. Of evenings
about sundown they may be seen playing on
the surface of the water. They will swell up
by taking in the air and the wind will blow
them over the lake. They reflect all the col
ors of the rainbow and when sporting over
the lake are a grand sight. A hunter seve
ral weeks ago saw a orane. . swallow, one of
these fish when in its normal condition, but
before the crane had got more than fifty feet
up above ' the lake the fish -had taken in
enough air to explode the crane, which, at
the sound of a report like that of a gun, flew
all to atoms, and the fish came lightly down
on the water, no worse off for the short ride
in the air. It is gravely declared that this
fish has never been met with in other wa
The Boston Globe has published a full and
interesting history of the boot and shoe in
dustry of Massachusetts. Its growth has
been great. In 1836 there were made in the
State of Massachusetts, in round numbers,
16,000,000 pairs of'boots and shoes; in 1844,
20,000,000; in 1854, 45,000,000; in 1864,
51,000,1)00; in 1874, 59,000,000; in 1880, 78,
000,000, and in 1884, (estimated) over 100,
000,000. The value of this vast product is
estimated at $120,000,000; and good authori
tyeven places it at $150,000,000. Such is
the sum gathered in by the boot and shoe
manufacturers and merchants of Massachu
setts every year. In the great production
Lynn ranks first, with an annual business of
nearly $30,000,000. Haverhill, stands sec
ond, with more than $10,000,000. Brockton
occupies the third place, with $7,000,000.
Number four on the list is Marlboro, which
does a business of $5,000,000. Worcester
comes next with over $4,000,000; then Wey
mouth; then Natick, while Boston stands
eighth in the matter of production. New
England furnishes more than two-thirds of
the total product of the country, and Massa
chusetts the bulk of the New England pro
To the Editor of the Journal and Courier: '
Our city will never be free from invitations
to all sorts of epidemics to locate aud make
themselves at home until each householder
sweeps .before his or her own 4or. This oc
casional brushing up with a disinfecting
whiff now and then is of little account. In
our immediate neighborhood (the most pleas
ant part of the lower city) after a sultry
night mist the air is fetid and heavy with
foul exhalations. We expect a whiff once in
a while from some fragrant fer
tilizer as it is being unloaded
from our water front, and also a
breath from our mud flats when wind and
tide combine to float this odoriferous tonic
into our open windows. Tenants may be as
care-taking as possible, neat as wax, but if a
landlord growls and frets when he is respect
fully requested to furnish modern con
veniences and even refuses to take advantage
of the sewer connections, his rents are not
worth taking. The root of this evil must be
eradicated, and if you stand in our back door
and glance over the back yards in this locali
ty the many causes of this morning effluvia
will be apparent. This communication is
sent from suggestions from some of our
neighbors, as well as from our own convic
tions. " S. E. R.
Some one wants to know "how to make
hot bread wholesome." About the only an
swer to this seems to be to wait until it gets
cool. Boston Post.
"I am coming, oh, my darling 1" sings a
sweet western poetess. Oh, that's all right;
only you needn't let all the other fellows
know it. Philadelphia CalL
Thousands of Americans who never owned
money enough to take them to Europe are
not going over this year on account of the
cholera scarer. Boston Post.
A news item says that "sharks have ap
peared off the coast at Long Branch." This
seems like a rather impolite way of announ
cing that landlords have opened their hotels
for the season. Norristown Herald.
"Ladies and gentlemen," said an Irish
manaorer to an audience of three, "as there is
nobody here I'll dismiss you all. The per
formance or tms nig lit wm not De perioral
ed, but will be repeated to-morrow even
ing." Elizabeth Cady Stanton declares that the
Christian religion hasn't benefitted woman
to any considerable extent. It has given her
a place in which to display her millinery,
however, and we dare Mrs. Stanton to deny
it. Boston Transcript.
The youns? man who has so freely ex
pressed his regret and astonishment that his
engagement was announced in the Gazette
brought us the written announcement him
self and requested us to print it. Boston
Saturday Evening (iazette. .
"Yes, sir," said a pompous Texas manu
facturer, "I consider myself a benefactor of
the human race. I feed 200 people in my
factory." "You do!" replied a bystander,
"sobdness! and all the time I was under the
impression that they fed you." Texas Sitt
ings. Mrs. Virago Smith (looking up in sur
prise from the newspaper): "Well, Mr.
Smith, here's a piece of news about our
friend, Mr. Jones. It seems that he has got
a divorce frrim his wife. Did you know any
thing about it?" Mr. Smith (moodily) "No;
and I don't see what good his being divorced
is going to do me."
Gilhooly says he does not think it is righ
to bestow promiscuous charity. .A few days
ago a beggar met him on Austin avenue aud
applied to him for pecuniary assistance.
After considerable reflection Gilhooly re
sponded with a reluctant quarter and an ex
pression of sympathy. "Thank you, col
onel," said the tramp, "I reckon you knows
how a fellow feels who lias no education and
has to dead beat his way through the world."
Texas Sif tings.
"Robert:" remarked the wife of a penuri
ous man, "I am on ny deathbed. I have
tried to be a good and raitnrul wire, and nave
but one favor to ask of you before I die."
"What is that, Margaret?" You know 1 was
born and reared in Cleveland. It was there
I first met you and the happiest hours of
our wedded life were spent. Yon
remember this, Robert?" "Yes," uneasi
ly. "My relatives are all buried there,
and when I am gone I wish to . rest beside
them. Will you grant me this one favor ?"
"There will be considerable expense attach
ing to it," musingly." "O Robert ! I will never
rest in my grave anywhere else 1" "Well,
Maggie, I'll tell you what I'll do. I don't
want to be mean about the thing. I'll bury
you here first, and then if I notice any signs
of restlessness on your part, IH take you to
Cleveland afterward." Missouri Republican.
Care f Babies.
Cor. Boston Globe.
A good doctor once said, "Give them
plenty of milk, plenty of sleep, and plenty of
flannel." But the cuticle, or scarf skin, is
sometimes so de'.icate that flannel is very ir
ritating, and the old-fashioned method of
making the little ones comfortable in linen
shirts and cotton night-gowns is in most
cases - advisable. Whatever may be the
thought of woman as a physician, certainly
every girl who intends to marry ought to be
acquainted with the wants of her own organ
ism, and the delicate properties of food. For
every woman after receiving the crown of
motherhood thinks, in the language of
Shakespeare, that "since the birth of Cain,
the first man-child, there never was such a
wondrous creature born." And she finds
herself in the greatest distress if her baby
sickens and dies for the want of nourishment.
We have known mothers who Btarve their
babies on arrow-root, and others who went
to the opposite extreme and fed them on
Mellin's food, till they looked like Berkshire
Pigs- " ' -
Lack er Good Looks In Parle.
(From the London Truth.
The Hotel de "Ville ball was extremely
proper, though not exactly fashionable. Any
lady who was able to pay twenty francs for ,
admission, and provide herself with a caval
ier, was allowed to enter. The dukes and
duchesses of the noble faubourg went to sat
isfy onriosity under the cloak of charity.
Vast as the halls, lobbies, corridors, saloons,
and galleries are, they were very crowded
after midnight, when tickets were sold at the
portal at half-price
What was the most wanted were handsome
and pretty women and girls and fine-looking
'men. The plainness and physical poverty
of both were depressing. I sat an hour and
a half in a portico bordering the central hall,
where the band of the Garde Republicaine
played. All the company streamed by me.
I counted five fairly good-looking and three
beautiful women. Exquisite dress was im
potent to disguise the prevailing ugliness.
The pretty passions and muck-rake cares of
Zola's bourgeois were stamped on the majori
ty of the faces. There nerer was a Gretna
Green in France, and too much attention
has been always paid to candle-ends and
cheese-parings by the middle classes.
The Hartford Courant says of an old grist mill at
Thomaston: "The privilege was deeded bv the
town of Plymouth to the original proprietor with
the proviso that he, his heirs and assigns, forever
should keep a grist mill for public use in good con
dition there. When the privilege came into pos
session of the Woolen company it earned the in
cumbrance with it, and for many years thereafter
the old mill was used for the original purpose, un
til a legislative act made null all such old time pro
visions." - " "
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IN THE SOUTH.
In Montgomery Some Curious Kel
les of the Confederacy Tbe Great
Religions Awakening Sam Jones
Tuslcegee The Normal Colored
School A Wonderful Work.
Tuskegee, Alabama, June 5.
To the Editor of the Journal and Courier:
When I was in Montgomery the other day I
ran across some curious relics connected with
the brief life of the "storm-cradled ' nation
that fell" which have an interest at this day
for those who fought against as well as those
who fought for that ill-starred nation. It
has seemed appropriate to me in writing
from a point so near the old Confederate
capital to give publicity to the whereabouts
of these curiosities.
The relics in. question are the original
draught of the permanent Confederate con
stitution, the first bond issued under the
Confederacy, and the first copy of Jefferson
Davis' first annual message. I found these
documents in possession of Mr. George A.
Birch, a broker doing business in Montgom
ery, and residing at the residence of the late
Judge Alexander B. Clitherall, into whose
family he married. Judge Clitherall was the
assistant secretary of the first Confederate
Congress, and afterwards first register of the
Confederate treasury. It was through his
marriage into the family of Judge Clitherall
that Mr. Birch obtained possession of these
precious souvenirs of the civil war.
The draught of the constitution is in a
state of perfect preservation. The main part
of the document is printed, but there are
frequent erasures and interlineations caused
by motions to strike out or to amend. These
interlineations are written. Opposite each res
olution, in the margin, is the name of the
member of Congress -who offered it. Thus
the name of Robert Toombs, A. H. Stephens,
Harris. Cobb. R. B. Rhett, Withers, Curry,
Conrad, Miles, Waul, Sparrow, Hale, Short
er, Reagan, de Clouet and otners appeared
just as they were written nearly a quarter of
a century ago. - At the top of the first page
is the statement in the hand writing of Judge
Clitherall: "Permanent constitution as re
.ported by the committee with the amend
ment thereto as made by the Congress C. S.
A. Arranged by Alexander B. Clitherall,
assistant secretary Congress C. S. A., from
the original papers. March 9, 1861." The
final clause which was offered by Cobb on
March 9, 1861, appears appended in writing,
and reads as follows: "When five States
shall have ratified this constitution in the
manner before speoified, the Congress nnder
the provisional constitution shall prescribe
the time for holding the election of President
and Vice-President, and for the meeting of
the electoral college, and for counting the
votes and inaugurating the President. They
shall also prescribe the time for holding the
election of members of Congress, and the
time for assembling the same. Until Hxe as
sembling of such Congress, the Congress un
der the. provisional constitution shall contin
ue to exercise the legislative power granted
them, not extending beyond the time limited
by the constitution of the provisional govern
ment." That this is the original copy I am posi
tive. Any other copies in existence would
have the interlineations printed and would be
free from erasures. It thus happens that
there are three Confederate constitutions of
historical interest, concerning which the
claims of the owners ought not to conflict;
the draught of the provisional constitution,
the original draught of the perma
nent constitution and the certi
fied legal copy of the permanent
constitution. (The copy containing erasures
and interlineations would not have been legal
any more than would a semi-written bill
which the Speaker of the House and the
President of the Senate might sign in our
Federal government to-day). ' The first of
these relics is in the possession of Mrs. F. G.
De Fontaine, of New York city. The sec
ond belongs to Mr. Birch. The third was
recently purchased by Mrs. W. J. De Renne,
of Savannah, and presented to the Georgia
The first bond issued under the Confeder
acy was also purchased by Judge Clitherall as
soon as he had registered it, and fell into the
hands of Mr. Birch in the same way that the
constitution did. It is numbered 1 and is of
the denomination of $50. It was issued on
May 1, 1861,made payable September 1,1871,
entered by H. D. Capers, and signed by
Judge Clitherall as register. Mr. Birch
recently refused an offer of $1,000 for this
bond from a Baltimore banker. The coupons
are signed by C. C. Thayer, and not one of
them has been detached.
- Have notices of the religious awakening
in the South been published in your north
ern newspapers? It seems curious that the
warm summer months should be chosen for
the revivals, as seems to be ordinarily the
case. When I left Atlanta the whole city
was in a ferment of spiritual excitement, born
of the recent Y. M. C. A. convention held
there. The marvel is that the work has
taken such a firm hold of adult classes.
Among those converted or awakened are
many leading citizens, including even the
veteran editor, Mr. Grady, of the Constitu
tion, and one or two of his co-laborers. The
effect is a radical change in the editorial tone
of the Constitution. Almost daily there are
long editorials bespeaking aid in behalf of
the Y. M. 0. A. cause locally. Subscriptions
are being asked for a new $75,000 building
there. Still more remarkable, it seems to
me, is the fact that the South should pro
duce such a man as the earnest but illiterate
and in some respects coarse and bigoted) re
vivalist, Sam Jones. Mr. Jones is even bold
enough to attack the southern caste spirit by
such characteristic utterances as the follow
ing: "Come right up to the inquirers' bench
now, you sinners, blacks and whites to
gether. You've got to mingle freely some
time, either in one world or the other, and
you might as well begin this side of the
grave." In most of the colored universities
extraordinarily successful revivals have been
or are being conducted. In Talladega, for
instance, the movement has included all the
students, and the work has now lapsed for
lack of material to operate upon.
I came to Tnskegee, a characteristic south
ern village of some 3,000 inhabitants, for the
sake of seeing the most successful effort of
negro at self-education in this country. Can
dor compels the admission that when left to
hie own resources the negro is apt to do slack
work. This is the natural result of his resi
dence in this country during the last two
unhappy centuries. But there is one large
school which has been under negro 'control
from its inception at which everything is
done neatly, thoroughly and with intelligent
dispatch. That school is the Tuskegee Nor-,
inal colored school. Here you have a small
Hampton, which was founded and has
always been manned by the colored race.
This baby Hampton has. come into existence
as mysteriously and almost as suddenly as
did Aladdin's palace. In the winter of 1880
the legislature of Alabama passed an act set
ting aside an annual appropriation of $2,000
for the establishment and maintenance of
a colored normal school at Tuskegee, with
the condition that the money should be used
in pa vine teachers' salaries. In order that
advantage might be taken of this offer, some
body had got to be found to establish the
sohool who had the pluck to bestir himself
and secure funds for buildings and the neces
sary equipment. The State superintendent
of instruction wrote to Gen. Armstrong of
Hampton fame, asking mm to nnd a princi
pal. Gen. Armstrong named Mr. Booker T.
Washington, one of his numerous proteges,
who had come to Hampton with only flfy
cents in his pocket. Mr. Washington opened
his school in a dilapidated country church
on tbe fourth of July in 1881, after only one
week's preparation, with a membership of
thirty students. If anv one is. in
doubt as to whether Mr. Washington
was the right man for the place, let him
know that in less than four short years the
school has attained a membership of nearly
two hundred students, each one of whom
signs a contract when he comes here that he
will teach at least two years in the public
schools of Alabama, and has twelve teach
ers, for whose servicethe State now pays
three thousand 'dollars a year; that tne in
stitution owns five hundred and eighty acres
of land free of debt, a brickyard from which .
ten thousand brick are daily turned out oy
the students, and a windmill and tank sixty.
five feet in the air with pipes and attach
ments for carrying water to any part of the
premises; that there is one college building
which cost sixty-five hundred dollars, and
another to cost over ten thousand dollars in
process of direction (being built by students)
besides a large number of cottages for boys,
poultry houses, sheds, etc.; that there is a
printing office, a carpenter shop, a laundry,
a sewing school, forty acres of growing
orops, " with live stock and tools; and that
preparations are now being made with the
limited funds that are at the command of
this most deserving school to add to the in
dustrial department blacksmithing, tinsmith
ing, shoemaking, fruit-canning, broom
making and a sawmill. There is also a night
school for the very poorest scholars (to whom
the institute furnishes employment by the
day), and a public colored school to give nor
mal practice to these prospective teachers,
after the analogy of the Butler school at
As I came up from the narrow gauge depot
I was at once forcibly impressed with the
beauty of the site of Tuskegee and the typi
cal, southern dilapidation of the town itself.
I wended my way along tortuous but broad
streets shaded by glorious old oaks to the
pleasant site of the school. It was the hour
of the regular morning inspection, and the
boys were drawn up in two oompanies facing
each other, with the brass band of the insti
tute at an intermediate point. I noticed
with mortification that when the boots were
inspected according to custom mine were
about the least shiny in the lot. It might
have been worse, however; as a guest of the
school I might have been asked to conduct
the inspection! I thanked my stars that I
bad been spared this humiliation. After
some simple evolutions the boys filed into
Porter Hall and ascended to the chapel,
where they were joined by the girls, whose
rooms had been inspected at the same time.
Where are habits of neatness and cleanliness
needed more than in the south land? At the
service of prayers I noticed another Hamp
ton feature reproduced with slight modifica
tions. The names of a dozen students were
called at random from the class cards, and
each person called upon had to rise , and re
peat some item of news gleaned from the
last daily newspaper in the reading-room.
After this exercise other students were called
upon and cross-examined upon the same
news. Alaska had been mentioned inciden
tally and someone was responsible to tell the
history of Alaska's purchase from Russia.
The news of John A. Logan's election to the
Senate had been chronicled and now a sketch
of Logan's life was required. The English
lord chancellor had been referred to and now
the term chancellor had to be defined. Af
ter chapel prayers public recitations were
conducted for three hours in the various
class rooms. This gave me an opportunity
uot only to study the excellent class-room
methods employed, but also to see what a
clever, clear-headed, Wide-awake set of young
men and young women has been secured by
Professor Washington to assist him in his
Then I went on a tour of inspection of the
premises in company with Professor Wash
ington, tbe State superintendent of educa
tion, and some other prominent white citi
zens. The splendid work of the young prin
cipal has won the sympathy and co-operation
of even the southern white people. We saw
mammoth potatoes, turnips, cabbages, peas
and various other vegetables. "Our land is
poor," said Professor Washington, "but I
wouldn't have it otherwise. I got it with
that fact in view. I want the students to
learn liow to make good land out of poor
land. It is a small achievement to grow
good crops on rich land. We are trying to
raise an intelligent class of farmers." In
the carpenter shop were exhibits of furni
ture made by the students, beds, washstands,
tables, etc. In the girls' industrial depart
ment were shawls, aprons, shirts, hats, tidies
and other articles of apparel or household
In the meantime colored people had been
docking to the school from all the surround
ing country. Both sides of the street were
lined for nearly half a mile with the wagons
and buggies of people who had come five,
ten, fifteen, twenty and even twenty-five
miles that morning. It had been raining for
nearly a week, and yet on this day the heav
ens smiled their pleasantest. Nature would
not have dared to weep on such an occasion.
I took occasion to say to one jolly darkey,
who had just been smothered with kisses by
a radiant daughter who had been to school
for three months without visiting home:
"What do you think of this school?"
"Don't it beat all. sah?" was the reply.
"Yere we black folks was four years ago, not
knowin' dat such a thing as eddication was
for us. Now jess see de kyarriages! I got
up and started long 'fo' daylight. 'Twas
rainin' deh, but I jess prayed de good Lawd
to pull back his clouds an' let de light shine
through. An' he did. I'se boun' now dat
my chilluns shall have a chance ef I didn't.'
The multitude was fed by Professor Wash
ington under a grove of four mammoth mul
berry trees the finest mulberry trees I ever
saw. Alter this collation everybody ad
journed to the college. That is, everybody
did who could get inside. When the student
choir of one hundred voices commenced
singing that inexpressibly sweet plantation
melody, "Bright Sparkles in - the Church
yard," I looked about over the sea of black
faces, fringed in front with a few white ones
faces of former slave owners; and some
how a lump gathered id my throat. I am
not sentimental, but somehow 1 had to keep
winking fast or my brimming eyes would
have run over. Two decades ago who would
have dared predict that such an audience of
well-dressed, eager, earnest colored people
would so soon gather on such an occasion,
while some whites who could not get chairs
would be found silting on the edge of the
Parrhasius would have given all the world
to be able to paint a dying groan. But I
would have given a whole universe of worlds,
had they been mine, to have been able to de
pict in words the peculiar emotion of that
strange inspiring occasion. The flood of
plaintive melody died away and the exercises
of the day began. I shall not characterize
these more than to say that I was taken by
surprise. Every essay, declamation and ora
tion was sensible and in the best of taste.
Every student was dressed with immaculate
neatness, but no one loudly. The State su perintendent
of education presented the di
plomas and the two Peabody medals, at the
same time uttering warm words ot encour
agement to the ten graduates, and of com
mendation for the work of the school, dwell
ing upon the fact that its glory and dignity
is the fact that the colored race have made it
all it is. If Superintendent Palmer were
more popular with his party much good
might oe hoped for from this visit.
rlut the crowning surprise of the day was
the" eloquent speech of Professor Price, of
Salisbury, N. C. , whose oratory created such
a furore in England a few years since. Pro
fessor Price is as black as coal-tar and deci
dedly portly, but he is a vigorous thinker, a
man of large experience and a consum
mately skillful orator. 1 had heard much
of him, but was not disappointed. I wish
he could be heard more generally through
the North, as he is certainly the peer of
our most eloquent white speakers. His "sa
ble skin also silences the comment so often
passed upon Fred Douglass, that "it's the
white blood that talks." H.M1LE.
Apple trees in Fairfield county are being badly
stripped by the canker worses. The evil is great
est in the northern towns of the county.
The body of a man forty years of age was found
in the Housatonic river at Milf ord on Monday. In
a pocket was a bank book bearing the name of
The trustees of the Middletown Methodist church
have elected this committee to select plans for a
new building: J. G. Baldwin, D. W. Northrop. S. T.
Camp, George Harris, Dr. Burke, Prof. Van Vleck
and Eev. W. V. Kelley. The offer of the South
Congregational church of the use of their church
was accepted, and until August the Methodists will
hold services there Sunday afternoon. Inconse
quence of the burning of the Methodist church the
Wesleyan University baccalaureate sermon by
President Beach next Sonday will be delivered at
the North church, and the University sermon by
Bishop Warren in the South. The commencement
exercises will be held in the North church.
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