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STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 2i, 1894.
2 BL0M!J0PIECES. Terrific Explosion, in a Mine Near Wheeling', W. Ya. An Overcharge Dlast limited the Coal Dust. FAINT AT THE SIGHT. Women and Children of Victims Frantic "W ith Grief. Wihtf-mno. W. Vu,. Nov. 21. The most app 11 ing ioi le disaster that everoci -rre 1 ia this section of the Plate happened yesterday d irtly after coon at the Blanch coal mines on the J 'a a Handle railroad at tha CVllier3 station. A new miner, an Italian, put oi? aa over-charge blast which j 11 i t 1 the coal dust in the mine, and a fearl explosion fol lowed, carrying de th and destruc tion in its path. T ere were forty ciht meti in the raine at the time and seven are knowi to be dead aud three badly injured. After the explosion there was a terrific whirlwind in the mine, carry ill? everything- before it. Donnelly and II o;i y were in the mine soma i tance month. avvav arm go': a toward tha of the explosion a hundred yards of the mine and Th i forte nearly mouth drove them on t of t he landed Roony on tha car track, killing- him instantly, while Donnelly I.i:id-.-d in a gully, striking- his head a .- a 1 1. t a post, lids brains were dashed out an I scattered for yards around. His wife was the first to find him. S ic is prostrated by the shock. There is little hope that she will recover. The news of tho disaster soon spread, and in a f ;w minutes hun dreds of people were crowded about the mouth of tiie mine. Many heart re rid i ng scenes occurred. The wives and children of the miners were frantic, and s .rorig men were overcome. In ashort time a rescuing party, consisting- of licorn-e Benbeon, Nick Koruis, Arthur Ward, John Mut ler and William Davis, was organized arm went i to the u. : n ; after the bodies. When the bodies were brought to the surface many women swooned at the , i I , . Prosecuting Attorney C'olton and. Coroner Watkin shaw of Well s bu rg ?ere soon on the .'round and took charge of the bodies and will conduct a rigid investigation. This is the .secuuil accident of the kind which has occur red at this mine. Jnst two years a .r a similar explo sion occured in which three were killed and several injured. UUIt MERCHANT MARINE. targa Increase lu locua;e IJarlaj the J-ast lea 1 -ir . WAStiiNOTOS, Nov. 21. Mr. Eugene T. Chatnberla in, chief of the bureau of navigation, has i.a !e public his report, which shows that on June 20, IS'.M, the merchant marine of the United States comprised 23,5S'3 vessels of 4.644,021 gross tons. The geo ffraphtcal distribat oa shows: At lantic and gulf coasts, 17, 4fis -vessels, 2,71J,E44 gross tons; Pacific coast, 1,520 vessels, 454.359 tons; Northern lakes. 3,341 vessels, J,227,4iit tons; Western rivers, 1,257 vessels, . ,287,325 tctis. Cod and mackerel fisheries 1,605 vessels, V 1,75 d tons. During- the de cade wooden sailing vessels have in preased 50.00'.) tons each in New York, California aud Michigan. The total tonn are of the great, lakes has in creased 500,0 0 liurm.f the last decade, r nearly doubled. Iron and steel Bteam tonnare on tire lakes has in creased from 7. () tons in 1SS.S to 200,0 )u tons in 1 3 J 1. The total ton nage of the Pacitfc coast has increased 3" per cent during- the decade. The tonnage of all descriotions of San Francisco port is 507, S2J; Cleveland, IV. t.7 ! i; Huron, Mich., 171,520; Detroit, 101.340; St. Louis, 122,716; Milwaukee, 707. (J HOWS WORSE AND WORSE Several Hundred People Perish by the 1 .art iKjii.tke. PtOMK, Nov. 21. The earthquake shocks continue at Milezzo, on the north coast of the island of Sicily, end the fact that the volcano of S trotnbol i is nearly in a state of erup tion, is accepted as proof that the disturbances are of volcanic origin. lieports from the piovince of lleggio tie Calabria state 0V corpses have been extricated from the ruins of the houses at Sau Proconio. Blore Jndlci.il Trooblxi in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City. C'k . Nov. 21. Judge Scott of the district court ha 1 indicted yesterday Probate Judge Stewart, Probate Jn Jg-e-elect Hayes, K. K. Brown, editor of the Titnes Journal, and J. J. Burke, editor of the Oklahomian, for contempt of court. The arrests ctused excitement to run high and an irdignation meet ing is called for to-nirlit. 1 out; bt and Won V it It Xrokrn Arm. Gbasd Rapids, Mich., Sot. 21. Mart Gibbons and Jerry Arnold fought a bloody battle of nine rounds in a barn six miles south of this city last night. During the fight Gibbons' arm was broken in dealing his oppon ent a heavy swingi ig blow, but he continued the fight and managed to win it. Thieves Make Rich Uaal. Dexisov, Texas, Nov. 21. A window- of George Brain's saloon was broken in last night about 7:30 and checks and ix o n c v to the amount of 2. 003 stole n. So qjtickly was the work done arid in such an adroit man ner that no trace or clue to the iden tity of the thief can be obtained. Montreal to Uiw World' Fair. Montreal, C? n , Nov. 21. Montreal is to have a wc r'.d's fair. It is to be held from. Msy 24 to October 31, lSJti. Priscott & Co. li tv-M removed to 2xa Hi Welt Hihth. treu WHY KANSAS VFOMEN LOST. J. Ellen roster Tell Chicago 1 ec file About I:. Chicago, Nov. 21. Mrs. J. Ellen Fos ter, accompanied by her hu-ibmd, ar rived at the Grand Pacific yesterday for a several days' ojouro. With reference to her six month' political tour ia tha west Mrs. Foster said: "Durhig my trip through Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming-, and Kansas I in a-1 on an average more than una speech a day. I am in perfect health, however, the iuvigoralia sj climate of ;h i ruountaiu states add.ng to my usual strength. The greater part of tae tiaia was spent in Colorado, because, women having- full elective franchise in that state, I especially was anxious they should maka a good record for themselves and the Republican party io tais brat general election. The issue in Colorado and Kansas was between the Republi can i arty, standing- for law. order, and good government, aided by many Demo crats, and the I'opuiist party, whlca Las been the embodiment of things harmful to material and moral welfare. Persona outside these states scarcely can realize to what extent public sentiment aud gen eral prosperity Lave been demoralized under Populist control. Governor Waite has openly violated constitutional pre cedents aud even expressed provisions of the law. On the ol.ier hand tae type of Populism dominant in Kansas was not quite so wild, but, if poss:bi, more corrupt Gamblers and other m jrtd pesta divided spoils of business with the state administration. Tha women of Colorado rose t madly to their opportunity," cuii'.iuu s.t Mrs. Foster enthusiast, cally, "and were equal to it It is conceded by all who know the facts they were the most potent force both in actual number of votes cast and in thoroughness of political organization. Women who lead in religious and philanthropic work and in social circles were also leaders in Re publican work. Without their aid Col orado would have not been saved. Oue such object lesson is worth whole con ventions of arguments and plea lings." "What can you say of the woman's work in Kansas"'" "I he Woman's Republican association was active in support of the liepublican ticket. The women there vottd only at school and municipal elections, but were a great power in general political work. The woman's suffrage araendmaat was pending at the staie time an 1 was de feaied at thu same election that so grandly redeemed the state from Popu lism. This was simply and only because this great question, which should have been settled on its merits and wholly apart from party politics, was taken by its friends suffrage women into the arena of party politics. The Populist party gave the amendment a quasi endorsement. A few Republican women spoke for the amend ment on the Populist platform. Many suffrage women bitterly denounced the liepublican party because it did not indorse the amendment. These animos ities drove hundreds of voters away from the amendment. It is considered, I think, by friends aud foes if it could have teen freed from party politics it would have been carried" From Chicago Mrs. Foster will go to Geneseo, 111., to spend several weeks with her son. Litter nhe will labor in New York city for a time, and then rest at her home m Washington, D. C. WARFARE BY CONTRACT. An American Ajyree to Blov I p tlia Japanese Fleet for i.O ,.( I. Victoria., B. C, Nov. 21. Serious international complications will prol ably follow because of the discovery of an American traveling under the assumed name of John Brown in the steamship Gaelic. Brown bad a con tract with the Chinese government by the terms of which for :,:) i.u . ) he was to destroy the entire Japan ese navy within eight weeks after his arrival. The steamship was first detained at Yokohoma, when it was supposed a thorough search had been mi.de. The Japanese made a formal demand for an i n vest ig xt ion, claiming that two of the passengers were naval experts having in their possession some secret eng-ine of de struction which was hidd-jn in their baggage. Captain Peome made an in vestigation and declared on his "word of honor as an otiicer and gentleman'' that nothing liable to seizure could be found. While the examination at Yokohama. was drawing to a close intelligence was received that the suspected travelers had transferred themselves to the French mail steamer Sidney and w-?re on their way to Shanghai by way of Kobe. In obedienc i to telegrams sent to the latter port permission to search the ship was obtained from the French consul aud Brown was discovered. He professes to have discovered an explosive of tremendous power which be declared he had first oit'eiv-d to Japan, but as his prooo-al was con temptuously refused he turn..-d to the other belligerent and sought employ ment from the Chinese legation at Washington. Receiving sufficient encouragement for his purpose, he started at once for the Fast, accom panied by an American assistant, registered as George Howie, and a Chinese assist mt furnished him by the legation. How the Japanese were warned of this transaction has not yet been discovered, but they de termined at all hazards to prevent further progress of the party. That they endeavored to do this with careful regard to tha requirements of intern i thmal 1 aw is doubted by nobody, but whether they have succeeded in this particular is a question warmly discus-ed by foreign residents. The arrested me a are under cioso guardianship i-i Kobe. The affair concerns more or less directly three Western nations, the United States, France an I Eng land, and it is already under diligent consideration by t de diplomatic agents of the respective governments. i E I'ret ! A-'i-et-! i- ree! This week we will give to our cus tomers purchasing $2 worth, a ticket to the Wiiber entertain uient at tte Grand opera house NoveiuLer 110 aud December 1. f 3 purchase secures two ticxets. Ft Umax s shoe House. Ilnaii idxp, So. Cl f . or i;. Will give a dance at T il and 7 ..ei Kans. Ave., W dnesday evening, Nov. 1. La dies unaccompanied by a teatlenua ciuat have tickets. Adcuissioa 5 cents. Good work dona by the Paerleis. A SVHlDLEiVS STORY. II. II. Holmes Who Beat Insur ance Companies Confesses. His Life Has Been Full of Many Crimes. GOT THOUSANDS BY IT. When Captured He Tried to Bribe the Detective. Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 21. Arch Conspirator H. II. Holmes, accom panied by Mrs. Pit.zel and a pretty woman who calls herself Mrs. Holmes, arrived in this city in the custody of Detective Crawford and Special Agent Perry of the Fidelity Mutual Life association. Mrs. Pit zel's 16-year-old daughter, Meda, and her 1-year-old boy were also with the party. Mrs. Holmes disap peared soon after her arrival and no ciue to her whereabouts could be ob tained. After their arrival the party was closeted with Superintendent of Police Linden until late in the after noon. When the conf trence was over Detective Crawford etailed the story of the trip, the mos, important feature of which was the relation made to hira by Holmes of the story of his whole life. It reads like the most sensational of romances. Holmes sat beside the detective with hanlcuifs on. The train had scarcely emerged from the Boston depot before the prisoner tried to bribe his captor. He offered the de tective S500 if he would allow him to hypnotize hira so he could escape. He said he had frequently hypnotized persons, having acquired the art from a college professor in the West. 11a said he could get the money from his wife and Mrs. Pitzel. When he saw his words had no effect, he entered into general conversation and told the story- of his life. He said he was raised in Burling ton, Vt. , anl so well educated in school there that at 15 he was a teacher. For some time afterward lie went to college there and later in Detroit, Mich. Here he formed the acquaintance of a medical student, who, he said, furnished the body in the present case. He refused to di vulge his name. During vacations they worked on farms to raise their college expenses, but one summer they found them selves w.thout means, and then the medical man suggested the idea of getting a body and beating an insur ance company. This was twelve years ago. The doctor got his life insured for 812,500. They obtained a body in Chicago, took it East, ar ranged the details of identification and successfully got the money with which they continued their st es. He refused to name the eon) pa jus swindled. They worked the sel je af terward with success, Holmes contin ved, obtaining sums ranging from 810,000 to 5?20 000. Once Holmes got his own life insured for 5?20,000. He went to a hotel in Rhode Island. At that time he wore a beard. He se cured a corpse in Chicago, cut off tho head and took the bodjr to a lonely spot not far from the hotel. Then he shaved off his beard, returned to the hotel, asked for Holmes and en gaged a room to wait for him. He had brought the head with him and burned it beyond recognition in the fireplace of the hotel. This scheme, however, fell through, the mother of his wife, when she discovered it, threatened to tell the police and Holmes tied to the West. Resuming his story, Holmes said that while living in Chicago, about eighteen months ago, he fell in with a typewriter girl and furnished a house on the outskirts, where they lived together. A younger sister came to visit them, and the woman grew so jealous of her that in a quarrel one day she struck her over the head with a stool and killed her. To save the woman with whom he was living, Holmes said he put the body in a trunk, loaded it with stones and sunk it in the lake. This girl had property in Texas, and he and Pitzel took it off her hands and sent her abroad. It was worth, he said, 840,000 and after getting it in their hands they went through Texas buy ing cardoads of horses on notes on this property, but as they never had a legal title to the property the notes were worthless, and it ia for this nftair that they are wanted at Fort j Worth. To save this prop erty. Holmes sai l, he and Pitzel formed the scheme of swindling the Fid-dity com pan v. ! He told the detective that for the ! crimes he committed he deserved to be hanged a dozen times. BURIAL OF GEN. FREMONT. Ho ly of the l'athflnder Will He Interred at Kocklaad Cemetery. New York, Nov. 31. The body of General John C. Fremont the "Path tiuder," and first candidate for tha presidency on the Republican ticket, has never been interred, but has re mained for several years in the re ceiving vaults of Rockland cemetetv. Recently Mrs Fremont, who lives in Los Angeles, Cal. , requested that the interment take place at once, and as privately as Dossible. As a result the body will be buried in Rockland cemetery on the Hudson, Thursday afternoon, under the d.rection of tli-i Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California. Will Have Another Klection. Atlanta, Ga. , Nev. 21. The squab ble over the election of the congress man in the Tenth Georgia district has been settled. J. C. C. Black, tha incumbent, who received a majority of 7,000 on the face of returns, in ro ll' v to Tom Watson's offer to arbi trate, proposed to submit the ma'ter I to a second election next year. Wat son has signified his acceptance of the proposition. Black will take his commission, but will resign on March 4. We put on new neckb-aa ii oa shirt?. Peerless Steam Laundry, Hi and Hi West Eighth street. CREATED A SCENE. SherliTTaylor of Jaiksoa'Coant7 and Dep uty Marshal Spencer Come Together. Sheriff Naylor of Jackson county, and ex-Deputy Marshal Spencer are enemies. Their feud is said to be of long standing, and when the two men came together in front of the court house this week, there would have been trouble had not by standers interfered. Spencer and Naylor saw each other at the same instant One who was there says fcpencer took the aggressive and threatened to kill Naylor. Naylor ac cused Spencer of "having a gun," to which Spencer replied tuat it didn't make any difference; that he could "lick him without it." One rumor says both men drew revolvers, but another has it that only Spencer did so. In either event no hota were fired and the two men were hastily separated. The trouble it said to have grown out of a fuss between Spencer and his wife concerning Naylor. NEW CORPORATIONS. Companies Organized To do IJusiaess in Kansas Granted Charters. The following charters have been filed with the secretary of state: The Washington Creek German Bap tist cemetery association of Alfred, Doug las county. Directors Wiebe Postma, Martin W. Metsker, S. M. Miller, 1L C. Metsker and Joseph W. Shively. The T. H. Ford South Sill Irrigation company of Ford Ranch, Hamilton coun ty. Fhrectora Thos. IL Ford, V. C. Price and Ira Ford. AMERICA AND GERMANY. A Diplomatic Tasae ef Gravity May Arise Hetnreera the Two .Nations. Washington, Nov. 21. Our govern ment has not yet been oiliciaily in formed that the DanUl government, like Germany, has prohibited the im portation of American cattle and meat. Our trade in these commod ities with Denmark is of insignificant volume, but if it should appear that the Danish government has been in duced to issue its decree at the instance of Germany, cor respondence between the latter country and the state department is likely to assume a different tone from that in which it has been conducted. It is one thing for a nation to exclude our meats on sanitary grounds, even if the ease is badly sustained, but it is an entirely different matter for such a nation to go out of its way to induce a third nation to join it in a boycott of American products. Prob ably it would be difficult to establish the fact that Denmark has been in fluenced to decree its prohibition at the request of Germany, but should that be made clear, a diplomatic issue of gravity would be raised between the United States and Germany. -Excess Hates Opposed. Chicago, Nov. 21. Jobbers from ail the principal cities of the West and representing almost all branches of the business met at the Grand Pacific hotel to-day to take action re garding the recent changas made by the railroads in the charges for excess baggage. Those present claimed that the new rates were ex cessive and that on short distances the increase often amounted to 100 per cent. At an executive session a committee was appointed to confer with tiie railroads aud endeavor to secure the "withdrawal of the new rates. A Noted I-'orgrer t'anght ia "Denver. Denver, Col., Nov. 21. Frank J. Monroe, alias C. T. Morton, arrested in Denver November 12 for attempt ing to cash at the Bank of Commerce a certificate of deposit that had been raised from $150 to SI, 500, is consid ered a forger of a dangerous charac ter. He is wanted in New York, Lowell, Mass., San Francisco, Pasa dena and Los Angeles. Savannah, .V o. , buffers by Tir. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 21. Fire at Savannah last night destroyed fifteen buildings, the entire north side of the square. It originated in a restaurant on the east side. The lumber yard of T. J. Wells suffered heavily. The loss on the buildings is between 820,000 and 30,000. The insurance will not exceed SI 0.000. Most of the buildings were occupied as offices. Many Bidders for the Ilonds. Washington Nov. 21. The indica tions are that the present govern ment loan of 50,000.000 will not only prove a complete success but that the aggregate of the bids will be far in excess of the amount of the bonds to be sold. Two More Line Toll Out. Chicago. Nov. 21. Two more lines withdrew from the Western Passenger association yesterday, the Chicago Great Western and the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern beiug the ones to pull out. The Ioet lartliquake in Japan. Yokohama, Nov. 21. The official report of the great earthquake of Oc tober 2 in Northern Japan shows that 2,155 houses were overthrown, ,00ij houses were burned. Counterfeiters Sent to Sins: Sloe. Pf.rkv, Ok., Nov. 21. Yesterday ten men were sentenced to the peni tentiary at Brooklyn, N. Y., in the district court of Oklahoma for coun terfeiting. 3Iisourl Odd ieliowi iu Session. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 21. The forty seventh annual session of the Grand Fnea m praeut of Odd Fellows of Mis souri convened here yesterday. I5iff Fee for a iieceiver. Indianapolis, Ind. , Nov. 21. Re ceiver Falley has been allowed S-'0. 000 for his services by the court, as receiver of the Iron Hall order. Jrlmol Shoe For Misse3 made from fine calf-skins on tine liivri lasts, a shoe that is serviceable aud looks well, at Fl'KMAS's. 32 calls up the Peerles Real the "Warns." Mauv of them are as interesting as news items. bee it it ia not so. Bsj f 2 Wfrwli Shoes at Furmaa's. i NO TIPS TO WAITERS. SMALL CHECKS THE RULE IN CHINESE RESTAURANTS. Koomg An Dirty, hot th Food Is Clean sd Well Cooked Itlce the rational Dish Tea Is Served Free Contrasting Types at the Tables Bejrgars and M loans. Special Correspondence. Amoy, Oct. 10. While China ia n very rich land, it is also very poor. A laborer in a city like Canton or Amoy considers himself happy and prosperous if he gets six Mexican dollars a month. He can live well from his own point ot view upon $4. This ia about $3 in American money today. Upon this in come of 13 cents a day ho can afford tc take two meals in a cheap restaurant. These restaurants are small, dark and dirty. ,In the front near the doors is the kitchen, where the proprietor begins toil at 5 o'clock in the morning and keeps oa as long as there ia a possibility of a customer putting ia an appearance. Ha keeps a sharp eye upon the street, and whenever he sees a person pass who looks as if he were hungry ualutes him with a cheery request to come in and buy his wares. His position also enables him to prevent any customer escaping without paying hi3 bill. Hi3 stock in trade, no matter how dirty the sur roundings, ia clean, neat and well cook ed. First and most important is a huge globular pan full of boiled rice. Every grain ia white as snow, thoroughly cook ed, and at the same time dry and sepa rate from tho others. Rice is prepared early in the morning in quantities suf ficient to last all day. What little is left over is not thrown away, but is made up that night or the next day into other dishes. Bill of Fare. Then there is cabbago boiled with a piece of pork and cut into pieces about an inch square, pickled cabbage, which comes close enough to sauerkraut to satisfy the most critical German; a piece of roast0'' pork, a fish, a lot ot raw macaroni id saucers containing chopped onions, garlic, green peas, dried fish and smoked snails. A number ot little pots and pitchers contain plain vinegar, garlic, clarified peanut oil, pork drippings and "soy." There are no napkins and no knives and forks. There are no plates and saucers, excepting thoso on which the foods aro served. In the back part of the room there are one or more tables, originally light in color, hut so oiled and greased, clean ed aud rubbed, polished by hands and elbows, darkened by dirt and smoke, as to bo a rich red ranging almost into ab solute black. By the side of the table are ingeniously constructed and neat looking bamboo stools. The table is sub stantial, strong and handmade. It costs in our money from 25 cents up to $1, according to it3 size. Tha stools cost from 5 cents to 15 cents apiece. The workingman enters, is welcomed by the host and seats himself at a ta ble. He orders a bowl of rice, and it costa 5 cash, which is about one- sixth of a cent; a bowl of cabbago at the same price; a saucer of smoked pork cut into small pieces, which costs 1 penny, and a little fish stewed with on ions, costing about one-fourth of a cent. This ho washes down with two cups ot tea, which are supplied gratuitously, the same as watur is in civilized countries. If he is very extravagant, he will take a glass of wine at the cost of a half a cent. When he arises, he pays his bill, which varies from lg cents to 3 cents, and goes on his way rejoicing. "When he pays his bill, the proprietor first casts his eyes over the table to see if the customer has robbed the house of a cup worth half a cent, a saucer worth a quarter of a cent or the chopsticks, cost ing about one-eighth of a cent. For Swell Customers. For guests who are aristocratically clean there is a small washstand against the wall, where a brass basin contains about a quart of water. This in well regulated establishments is filled fresh every morning. There is also an ancient rag fastened to the wall, which does duty for a towel. Fashionable luxuries like these are rather despised by the al mond eyed son of toil. Out of 100 cus tomers, one or two may utilize this primitive lavatory. The rest regard it as a waste of raw material. Tha Chinaman does everything differ ently from everybody else and applies the same rule to his eating. Ho may take a cup of hot tea in tho morning, but generally waits until 10 o'clock, when he indulges in a meal such as has been described. At 5 he takes a second similar to tho first. To the heavy eaters of onr own race it seems impossible for a man to live on 6ach fare and retain his health and strength, yet nevertheless upon this food the average cooly will work all day long under the burning sun, wneu trie tnermometer is in tne nineties, without resting or breaking down. Under such circumstances our own race, no matter wtiat they eat, can seldom work more than six hours a day without very serious consequences. The total amount of food used by the aver age Chinaman each day varies between two and four pounds in weight, of which rice is about 55 per cent, vegeta bles :J0 percent, fish 8 per cent and pork 7 per cent. While the wealthy classes use a finer quality and variety of food, yet the same proportions apply to them. ' Types of the East. During the crowded hours and espe cially in the afternoon you get a glimpse into Chinese life such as no books can ever give. Your eye may first fall upon a stalwart stevedore, who has just come iu from the docks. All that he will have on will be a pair of trnnks. Fastened to the trunks in front is his money pouch, which is for all the world like the fili beg of the highlander. His body is like polished copper. The fierce heat of the fi;:i and the severity of his daily toil have worked off every ounce of spare Cosh, so that each muscle and sinew stands out in bold relief. Alongside him sits soma unfortunate victim of the opicm pipe. Although the weather is tropical, he wears several suits of clothes to keep his enfeebled body comfortably warm. While the stevedore takes his food in great mouthfnls and rolls it over and over in his month in the pure ani mal delight of satisfying hunger, the opium fiend eats with an effort, as if each grain of rice were medicine that he was obliged to take against his will. Upon it, as upon all his food, ho showers "soy" and pepper, ginger and the other condiments which are used in the east to stimulate an appetite. No Class Prejudice. In another place is a young clerk cleanly shaven and neatly dressed. The well worn appearance of his coat shows that he is also obliged to frequent the cheapest restaurants in order to make both ends meet. He is light hearted nev ertheless and chats with his neighbor as happily as can be. Not far away is a street beggar, dirty, ragged and devoured by vermin, and the -dirtier arul more nauseating a beggar is in China the larger is his income. This man is blind, and next to him sits a well dressed per son, who brings him down to his regular beat every morning and takes him homo every evening. For this the guide is en titled to a certain wage and also one meal a day. Business must have been good with the mendicant on this par ticular day, as both ho and his compan ion had a small army of dishes in front of them, with the prospective bill of at least G cents apiece. Here aro two thieves, who have but lately left the meshes of the law. Each has had his cuo cut off, and each is doing his best to conceal the fact by piecing tho lit tle hair upon his head with horsehair braid and probably the combings from some sick Chinaxnan. . A. M. Stuart. "WISH I WAS IN DIXIE." Dan Eiumrtt, the Author, Tranquilly Awaiting th Final Prop Scene. Special Correspondence. Columbus, O., Nov. 8. Tho heart of every southerner thrills when ho hears tho stirring strains of the famous battle hymn of tho Confederacy, "Dix ie," and no one lived in this country during war times who was not familiar with its sentiment and its music, yet today there are very few people who know the name of the writer of t ! one of the most celebrated songs iu his tory, or that he is now living and in his old age is dependent on the gem-n ity of others for support. Uncle D m Emmett, tho old time minstrel, in hi day and generation one of tho h ading lights and greatest favorites on the American stage, tha author of this im mortal song, is today quietly spending the evening of his life iu t he roliraey of a humble homo in tho outskirts of Mount Vernon, O. Hero in this quiet little Ohio city Un cle Dun was born 78 y;-ar3 ago, on let. 21), 1815. lie wi-s christened Daniel DAN EMMETT IN HIS riilMR. Decatur Emmett by his parents, who were southern people. His father march ed to Mount Vernon in 1S12 from De troit, being one of a body of 00 rifle men. Young Emmett learned the printer's trade on tho Mount Vernon Gazette, in three years rising from the position of "devil" to foreman. He was of a rov ing disposition, however, and enlisted in the United States army. His lather was displeased at this performance and had him discharged for being under age. Early in boyhood Dan displayed de cided musical talent. Before ho had reached tho age of 15 he had composed several quaint negro melodies. Ho finally joined a circus and traveled with different companies for 18 year as a band musician. In 1859 he wrote his most famous song. He was then a member of Bryant Bros. ' minstrels of New York. One night Jerry Bryant asked Dan to write him a "hurrah walk around." That was on Saturday night, and Mr. Bryant wanted the piece ready for Monday morning's rehearsal. The song was written Son- day, rehearsed all day Monduy and sung that evening. It proved to bo a great success for several years, but when the war broke out the company was forbid den to use it, and tho band was hissed when they attempted to play it. In the south it was different. Its popularity rapidly. increased until it bo came the warsong of the Confederacy. AH through the war, when two oppos ing armies lay encamped near each oth er and the Union bands would strike up "Yankee Doodle" or "Star Spangled Banner," the rebel bands would al ways respond with the rollicking strains of "Dixie. " "Dan Emmett'g Famous Walk Around" has been revived by a New York road company this searon. Uncle Dan wrote many negro melodies, jigs, reels, hoedownsand songs, but "Dixie" was his most famous composition. Among the most popular of his other songs were: "Dan Tucker," "Old Aunt Sally," "Gumbo, Sound de Horn," "Gwine Ober de Mountain" and "I'm Gwina Home to Dixie." Tha old man has appeared dnring the past year aS several entertainment in Mount Vernon and is tranquilly await ing the fall of the last drop cene. A-RW Cabij-l; CabsoR.