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Notes From an Interview With a
Circus Manager.
HiS r:trt!i:» and Lar*e Salaries—'dr*
<u;» Vocation* From a S?«aiani
tarian I*i>i:it at View—
Hard Work.
[New York Sun.]
Circus equestrianism demands a peculiar
-.aptifaido, and even with that, many years of
patient study and laborious practice before
excellence can be attained. People outside
the business wonder sometimes at tho seem
ingly largo salaries we get They do not
knew how hardly and at what risks they
aro earned, and what has been gone
through to qualify for them. It takes seven
or eight yean steady work, in public during
summers and in private through the winters,
for a young man or woman to become suf
ficiently proficient to earn mora than a mere
living salary. Season after season their com
pensation increases slowly, according to the
progress they make in their art And all the
while they are in training, and after they
have attained the long-contended-for prize of
a good position, they are liable at any mo
ment to be thrown out of work and perhaps
crippled for life, by the stumble of a horse,
the slipping of a foot, an unlucky wrench in
the air, the momentary carelessness of a ban
ncr holder, that prosaic and common fiend,
the rheumatism, or some other one of many
hazards to which they are daily exposed.
Should they not be well paid to counterbal
ance such contingencies?
I could tell you of a charming young wo
man, the daughter of an old circus man, who,
three or four years ago, as the result of prac
tice from almost her infancy, seemed to
have a brilliant future in the ring before her.
All who saw her ride said she was bound to be
the American equestrian queen, for she ' had
all the requisites of grace, daring, skill, and
beauty. One day she met with an accident,
an unlucky fall from a badly-trained horse.
It might have been more serious in some
respects, but certainly not so far as her pros
lieets were concerned. When she got well
she was found to have a slight but incurable
liny), enough to quite unfit her for ever rid
ing in the ring again. On the street, or on
the stage, where she found employment at
one-quarter of what she could have earned
in the ring, you would not notice any defect
in her walk, but sh'j can never again safely
stand upon the back of a horse or leap over a
banner. . „
. "Do riders ever t;;ko apprentices? Well,
occasionally/but rarely in this country. They
are shy of it. Teaching a boy or girl to ride
is a yory long ib, generally a thankless and
seldom a profitable one. A parent will teach
hi? own children, of course, and the best
riders come from old circus families in which
riding may be said to have become a heredi
tary trait, and learning the business oi! tho
ring ia commenced in childhood and is com
paratively easy for then). Others get into it
by degrees, knocking around a circus as help
ers of some sort, or as tumblers, and so on
working their way to riding if they feel that
that Is their vocation. There aro some ap
prentices, but not many. One thing that
' mitigates against them is that the law respect
ing the public employment of children pre
vents their doing anything for their teacboi-s
until years after they should commence their
training. A child may sell papers in the
streets, suffer hunger and cold, bo blighted in
son! and ruined in body, and that is all
right, from the S. F. T. P. O. C. T. C. point
of view, but it is monstrously and out
rageously wrong for it to do a little dance or
a perfectly safe tumbling act on a carpet in
the ring, or, as it gets older, to go around the
ring standing on the broad pad of a perfectly
trained, sure old horse, where it is just as se
cure from harm as it would be in bod. It
is long after childhood, after the years in
which the law protects them, that they are,
if at all, put to the dangerous work of the
profession, or even allowed to attempt it Tho
risks they knowingly take in their daily
work, aud the consciousness that at any mo
ment they may be. made dependent upon the
kindness of others, undoubtedly have that ef
fect upon them, and there is not one real per
former worthy of the name who would treat '■
a child with wanton cruelty. If you hear of
one who jabs a boy with an elephant prod or
wilfully jerks him off a horse to hurt him, |
you may set it down that that fellow is no :
good in the ring himself. Oil, no; I'm not ;
specially alluding to j that Forepaugh case,
I'm just speaking in a general sort of way.
"How are beginners taught to ride for tho
riag? Well, at first with the mechanic, a
Ion? arm that sticks out from the centra pole,
from the end cf which dangles a ropa fastened
to a belt around tha learner's waist at one end j
anil tbo other cud in the teacher's hand. Tho I
pupil stands on a broad pad on the horse's
lack, and the supporting arm goes around as
the horse goes. So long as the pupil keeps
. his balance there is no strain on the rope,
When ho tumbles off, or is likely to, the rope
steadies and sustains him. It gives confidence,
and that is its principal use, but it also pre
vents falls. When the pupil can stand well
without it its use is abandoned. For
a long time nothing is attempted but
m teach the pupil to stand easily, safely on
the horse, and to balance himself gracefully
to the horse's stride. Then he learns to do
tbe same riding backward, which is harder.
Then he jumps up a little, an inch or two
only, and keeps at it until the fact is im
bedded in his mind that he takes his forward
impetus from the horse and only has to jump
up and not forward, and for that. the me
chanic probably has to be again brought in
play to save him from ugly tumbles by his
jumping out over the horse's shoulder or on
bis neck. Each thing must be learned well
before a new tiling is tackled, and nothing
learned must ever be allowed to lapse for
want of practice. Slow work, you see. I've
no doubt it would be easier to learn Greek
would for a Greek, any way.
"Where do these lessons go on during
tha winter? In several places about
York, such as Stone's, dov.n in
Jersey, and Stokes's, in Fordham, and
Carroll's, in Westchester; but tho most
perfect in all is the one Barnum has
in his wintering buildings up at Bridgeport.
All these establishments are in constant; ac
tive use through the winter, often engaged
by performers for certain hours each day for
us ahead. You see, we have to supply
ourov/n performing horses, and not only
Ireep our old ones up to their work, but edu
cate new oujs a.5 the old wear out. A good
cold-blooded horse, one that never
nervous or excited, doesn't break
his gaifc, knows enough not to step on
Lis ridw should he fall, lias the sense to feel
if the rider makes a somersault a little out of
. and sway to catcli him right as he comes
down—that sort of a horse is valuable to us,
and to get one that way we must work a long
whiio with him. That we have got to prac
tice ourselves you know already. I'm at
work now, and shall be until the season
opens, getting up in .something new that I
expect will make a sensation if I don't break
my neck at it before I get a chance to shew
it in public."
A Professional Chinese SStorj'-Teller.
[Hong Kong Cor. London Telegraph.]
At one end of the market was a crowd
gathciod around a man who, seated on a
stool, was evidently reciting or reading
something. I found he was a professional
story teller, and that lv was engaged just
then in the narration of the troubles of a
mandarin's daughter who, captured with her
father by some rebels, went through a series
of terribio adventures, but wiio finally, by
!ier singular courage, released herself and her
father, and brought the head of the arch
re-bel to tho eaipero: 1. The reader, or rather
tlio reciter, was a man of middle age, and of
very respectable appearance. Ha held a fan
in his baud, and his nails wore very long, to
indicate his gentility. I wa3 told he was a
very clever man, who couid, if he liked, talk
in a dialect that the common n'jople could
not understand, but that he was now speak
ing in Cantonese, and with great skill. It
was evident that as the story progressed he
laid hold upon tho feelings of his audience,
for as he dwelt upon the sufferings of
the dtitasal, and weptcopioasly himself at the
offspring of his own imaginaiiop, the people
aliaro'inl mingled th»ir tears with. Ma and
showed signs of fee deepest emotion.
These poople would p' > looked cal
lously on had thoy seen a girl in the position
j he described, but so fervent was liis eloquence
{ and so great his skill that they could not help
{ weeping at the pictured tragedy. As for th.3
orator himself, ho would lower his voice and
whisper, then, springing up, would shout out
an impassioned sentence, relapsing once
more into quietude as the tab went on. A
magnificent actor, forgetting himiolf wh Aly
in the interest of his tale, he hell bis hearers
enthralled for more than two hour 9, for I
now and again returned, only to find him
unexhausted and his audience unsatiated.
While he spoke itinerant venders of tea, pca
j nuts and sweetmeats permeated the crowd,
doing a comfortable trade, and now and then
ono or other of the listeners would put down
a few cash at the feet of the orator. On the
whole, he appeared to be pretty well remu
nerated for his trouble, the people being only
too glad to have such a treat as his imagina
tion afforded them.
An Ex-Confederate Tells the Story
of His Promotion for Gallantry
on tho Battle Field.
[Gath in New York Tribuna]
During a recent conversation, V. K. Stev
enson, Jr., one of our most enterprising real
estate men, said: "When the war broke out
I was a small boy and was sent to the Con
federate West Point at Marietta, Ga., where
we had about six hundred cadets. My father
subscribed to f 100,000 of the Confederate loan
•at par. He lost all his negroes, and lam
glad of it. Although I was on the opposite
sido I am perfectly satisfied with
the result, and so is everybody else
of good sense that I have talked to.
Our ladies in the southg were so gallant for
the war that they really made me believe I
could go out with a'wheat straw and whip
eS'ery invader across tho lines. My grand
father after the Federals got into Chatta
nooga became so patriotic that he wrote my
father a letter that I ought to be taken out
of the military school and sent to tho battle
field. My father merely inclosed tho letter to
me without any remark, and thereupon I went
to the commandant oi'the academy and asked
my discharge, as I was goiag to enlist in the
ranks to be sent to the front. I enlisted in an
Irish I'ogini'jut entirely composed of rail
road laborers, and we started for tho battle
field of Chickamauga in box-cars, every
soldier being possessed of a canteen filled with
New Orleans rum. You can imagine what a
lical scene was in that car, fighting all
thy way along, but I was regarded as quite a
young hero. Wo had a terrible battle, and
ia the excitement had no Lime to think. It
got but, however, who my father was, and I >
. ut on the staff of a mau named Benton
Smith, who was only &J years old and a
"Benton Smith," resumed Mr. Stevenson,
"being called the boy general, concluded that
he must have a staff entirely of boys. He
■was a prodigy of audacity and courage, but
his high, nervous nature at last wore him out,
aud not long ago ho was a lunatic in a pad
ded cell in Tennessee. He always kept his
aides right up to the front, and I saw . that
unless something happened I should be shot
Just before the big battle at Atlanta, where
McPherson was killed, Smith's brigade was
reinforced by a Georgia regiment nearly
a thousand strong. I went to a
hospital tho morning of .that battle,
where I saw a pile of legs and arms
amputated, and it made me sick at the
stomach, being quite another lesson of the
war, and finding one of our aides with several
canteens of poach brandy, I asked him to
let mo have somo to settle my stomach and
drank the whole of it. Smith then ordered
me to lead the Georgia regiment into the
battle. I was blind drunk and charged my
Lorso right over the Federal ramparts; he
had both eyes shot out and both knees broken,
and as I went up the rampart I could
hear the Yankees cry all down the line:
'Don't shoot that.boy!' My life was really
saved by my youth. It was that charge, as I
have understood," said Mr. Stevenson,
"which led to McPherson's death. I was
twice promoted for gallantry on the battle
field, and upon my soul it was nothing but
that peach brandy."
"Wlii .fancy's »not."
[Inter Ocean.]
At Corinth Nelson's restlessness and med
dlesomeness had full play. All his men will
remember the sudden order to about face he
gave one day when ho moved out to assist
Pope and received notice that Pope could
take care of himself. He was that day the
very personification of the indignant feeling
ruling his division.
One day during the ' siege he rode to the
front and was watching the operations of a
favorite battery. The rebel sharp-shooters
had taken refuge in an old house far to tha
front, and the artillery men were directing
their fire at this house. Nelson grew impa
tient finally, because tli3 house was not blown
to pieces, and rode his horse up to the guns.
A sergeant said, "They'll pick you off, gen
eral, if you stand there." JEn reply came:
"Gotohellsir—damit, I mean thank you sir."
Just then "zip" came a "long torn" cutting
close to the general's ears. This aroused him
at once. He jumped off.his horsy, caught
one of the guns, ran it forward by main
strength and aimed it himself, remarking
that he would show that jackanapes how to
fire at him; be would, etc. "A little too high,
general," ventured the captain, but he was
cut off with the ever ready "Gotohellsir. *
and the artilleryman was ordered to "pull
the string." Crash, went the ball through <
the tree tops not a hundred yards to the
front, and going more in the direction of tho
moon than toward the object aimed at. But
at the same instant one of the other : guns
was fired, and being well aimed, the ball
struck the chimney of the old house and
brought it down. Nelson - seeing only the
chimney fall roared out: "I knew it. '. By
gad, sir, it takes mo to knock things down
about their ears." And then as he mounted
his horse to ride away, ha said ' blandly,
"Captain, I will come over in tho mornimr
and give your men lessons in artillery prac
tice. . I can hit them every time." .'>.-/,,,•;
The major general did not hear the laugh
that succeeded, but "Old Jakey's shot" was
never forgotten. .
A Snccessful Wasuinsrtou Statue.
[Inter Ocean.']
Judge Tourgee says the new statue of
Washington in New York is a great success,
and adds:. "For the first time in my life I
begin to believe that Washington actually
lived, i All other representations of the. first
president make him look as if ho were say
ing, 'Lst us pray!'"
ft'eei'.ed no Chloroform.
•.- [Texas tings. ] '":'■"■■
A farmer living a few miles from Austin,
whose wife waa troubled with an aching
tooth, decided to como in town .with her for
the purpose of having it extracted. Tha pair
took a seat in the cars, and soon after the
train started the farmer walked forward into
the smoking-car, telling his wife he would be ;
back directly. While her husband was ab
sent, the conductor came leisurely .along,
ticket punch in hand, ; . and approaching; the
I old lady, reached over for her ticket, where
upon the victim of the toothache opened her
mouth, saying: '
"You needn't mind giving mo chloroform,
doctor, just pull it right out, anyhow. I can
stand it, and when John comes back he'll I
eettlo with yer."
For Ones and His Fondest Day
Dreams Bealized.
A. Yonns Workinsman Fits Hlnistll
Oat in (xootl Close-* at a Cost
of About Six Hundred
[New York Sun.]
A young man who was in the crowd at an
up-town jeweler's yesterday attracted a great
deal of attention. His coat was of country
cut and well worn, his trousers were baggy,
and his shoes were of a design new to New
York. They were made of grain .leather.
Yet he wore a high hat in the most fashion
able shape and glossy exterior, and two
clerks were piling up jewels on the showcase
before him.
"I'll tell you how it is," said he; "I'm from
Pittsburgh and I've come into a little money
after working hard all my life. I've always
said I'd like to dress up first-class from head
to toe, though I never really expected to be
able to. But now I've got quite some money,
and I'm agoing to go back in as good shape
as any man in Pennsylvania. What'll be the
price of the best umbrella?'
"Well," said the clerk, "we have got them
at from $5 to $75— gold-headed ones are
"Cracky!" said the young man, "I'll have to
change my tune, I guess. I don't want to be
a fool. A silver-headed umbrella will do,
and $20 will be the outside figure. You see,"
I didn't know how much things cost. First I
went and - got silk drawers, silk undershirts,
and silk stockings. • The stockings cost $5 a
pair, and the shirts and drawers $10 apiece.;
I got two sets, and that cost $50. Then I got
two shirts for $2 each, and a couple of dollars'
worth of collars and cuffs. Tho first timo I
got a set back was when I went for a hat. It
was on Broadway. I ain't going off Broad
way, because I want the best. Well, I wanted
the highest priced hat, and they brought out
one for $25—tho darndest looking thing ever
you saw. It was white, and made of otter
fur. I got this silk one for $10, and I guess
this is good enough. I went to a tailor's and
got a nice black diagonal suit for §SO, and a
beaver overcoat, lined * with satin, for $90.
There may be higher priced clothes, but the
goods suited me, and the jj tailor said there
wasn't anything better for me in his shop if I
was the biggest man in Pennsylvania. That's
what I want. I'm close as a monkey on. a
floating log, but I'm going to fit out first
class just for once, if I save all the more the
rest of my life. I've got to wait here 'most a
week for my clotlics, an 1 I'm payin' $3 a day
indoors, and about as much outdoors, but I
don't care just this once.
He got a silver-headed umbrella for $20.
He asked what a pair of sleeve buttons would
cost, and was visibly amazed at hearing that
he might pay §100 for intaglios and as high
as $50 for gold ones. He got a pretty pair
for SIS. He paid $12 fora gold pencil and
$5 for a silver toothpick, although tli3 clerk
showed him toothpicks for double the money.
A set of shirt studs worth $120 staggered
him, and he got a moderately plain set for
810. He said ho wanted a match box. but
on being shown one for §300 said that as it
was the only one worth having, and yet v.'as
a ridiculous thing to pay so much for, he
wouldn't buy any. Finally he came to the
watches. . i
! "Now," said he, "I want a good gold watch,
and I want one that I won't be ashamed to
haul out before any lady in the world. The
truth is I don't live right in Pittsburg, but I
come from close by there, and there's a good
many swells where I belong, and I'm worth
more than the whole of 'em, and I ain't
agoin' to take a back seat when I get there.
I suppose you can show mo watches for
$50Q "
"Seven hundred dollars, sir," said the clerk;
"our repeater and split-second watches aro
$700. But if . you want a good first-class
watch, as good for all practical purposes as
any that was ever made, take one of these for
s2oo." .'.■
That is what the young man did, though
not until he had handled a $700 watch for
several minutes most tenderly and with
longing in his eyes. He could afford it, he
said, but he thought it would be foolish.
"Curious thing 1" he said, quite irrelevantly;
"I don't feel as if I had so much money, after
all. I came here to get the very best of every
thing, but I believe when I go back I won't
have any of the highest-priced things except
shoes, hat and underclothes. Now, I thought
$7 would buy the best shoes on Broadway;
but when 1 came to get them they cost $ IS.
The}' are beauties though. They have me
dium soles and patent leather up over the
foot, about like a slipper, and from tho
leather up above the ankle they have what
are called stockingets, that is, black silk up
pers with flesh-colored kid under them."
"But they are evening shoes.
"Oh, are they? Well, I don't care what
they are. I guess they'll take the cake where
they're going, day or night. Well, what do
you suppose I paid for handkerchiefs—silks
of course? Why, I paid $5 each, and $5 for
suspenders, and Jo for a penknife."
"We have some jeweled suspender attach
ments at $120—very beautiful, indeed," said
the clerk.
"Ob, never mind showing 'em," said the
young man.
He bought a comparatively plain vest
chain, a double one, for $45, and then said
that he" did not think there was anything elso
that he wanted except gloves, and he had
priced them and found that the very.best
kids only cost $2; though he could pay $18 if
he wanted sealskin. He jotted down his
purchases on a card, and when lie came to
calculate the total he said that at first he had
thought it would reach $3UL), then $400, and
that now it was evident that by the time he
had spent a week in town at $6 a day and
paid his fare back to his honi3 $650 would bo
about the full amount ho would have ex
An Awful Blow.
' [Chicago Tribune.] J
'. It has suddenly been discovered that the
swell English, actors in New ' York—llr,l
Osmond Tearle, Charles * Coghlan, '"Gerald
Eyre, Wihnbt Eyre, and Mantell— all
Irish. It is an awful blow to the Anglo
maniacs. Thcsi eminent actors have been
worshiped for years in New York as perfect
types of English swells, and the incontrovert
ible fact that they are Irish causes the keen
est sort of disappointment The descendants
of Irish kings seem to ba rated lower in the
city of the largest Irish population than th:?
descendants of Giirth the Swineherd! This is
hard on the kings.
What to Tesicli Your Daughters.
: .. ' ' ' [Boston Transcript]
A bit of wholesome advice is credited to
Washington Irving in OrviJle Dewey's auto
biography, as follows: Mrs. S. told me that
one evening he (Irving) strolled up to their
piazza and fell into one of . his easy and'un
premeditated talks, ■'■' when he said, among
other things. '"Dou't be anxious about tho
education of your' daughters; they will do
very well; don't teach them so many things
—teach ' them .one thing." " "What is that,
Mr. i Irving?" ' "Teach them to be ' easily
pleased." ; \ ; : , ' ?
Another Short Hair Era.
[Croffut's New. York Letter.] : ;.
It looks as if another short-hair ; frenzy was
going to strike the ladies. A good many in
their 'teens now | consider it : the thing} to 1 cut
off theiv hair and wear it curled close to their
■ scalps, and yesterday I saw a row of bonnets
in a milliner's window, each decorated with a
■ little :. ruff of frizzo.l hair ■ sawed under tho
back side in the neck. . .
" To prevent mould on jelly, melt paraffin,
and pour ove; it. . ",
The Evangolist Coughing and Snoez
■r ing in a Yellov7-Erown Fog.
6itt32row & Jostle of Spectra* in a
City of Ghosts—-Bat, 6lMh
gow Saints Arts
[Stanford (Ky.) Journal.]
Glasgow, Scotland, is a . favorite resort in
! summer, and tourists ;ck to enjoy the in
vigorating climate. Of : course there must
be a compensating discomfort for all this,
; and one hits it in perfection in .November.
Wo were forewarned and vso in a certain
measure forearmed; but I have only to say
that tho grim reality far exceeds our most
j imaginative expectations. We are just now
in the second day of a fog, of the genuine
London sort, technically known as "pea
soup" fog, from its general color and density.
About the " hue of a London brick, it is of
brownish yellow— taking hold of the
throat and eyes with a rasping, pyroligneou3
effect, this impacted mixture of the breath
of 50,000 chimneys and 700,000 pairs of lungs
is held in solution by the raw, condensed
moisture of a Scotch November. One must
be on the spot to appreciate it.
The solitary pleasant feature of this par
ticular fog id that it renders the almost illimita
ble sign of Wylia & Lochhead, Funeral Under
takers," etc., etc., invisible—the last written
words bein? the portion that spans the full
capacity of our spacious front window. In
glaring golden letters and fully keeping up
the impression produced by the issue at short
intervals of the doleful hearses and mourning
carriages described in a previous letter. By
the. way, this wealthy firm, ramifying in
various kindred departments, in ; several
parts of the city, were burned out in Bu
chanan street,last Saturday week, where their
immense furniture establishment contrib
uted in part to one of the most
destructive fires that Glasgow has had for
many years. 'After- our service at Patrick,
we all ran up by the tram to the scene of con
flagration and 'from a favorable point wit
nessed the terrible sight.
But to return to our "pea-soup." We have
I kept our four gas burners in the sitting-room
up i) their full capacity all day yesterday
aud to-day thus far. Every time the door
opeai the enemy rushes ;; in, and in vain do
we essay to shut \ the successive re-enforce
ments of filthiness out. So we cough and
gasp ■ and sneeze and weep, and bear it as
best wo can, after every fresh incursion.
[ Outside, the" rattling* of lumbering vehicles go
by; the noise of wheels upon the paving
stones, coming out of invisible depths, with
nothing of drivers, horse; or carriages seen.
Out of the yellowish-brown abyss also pro- i
ceed shouts, whistles, calls of various kinds
! expostulator\. obligatory and explanatory, i
! connected with the invisible mass of human
ity and horse-flesh enveloped in Ifno smoky
mist. The trams creep cautiously along the
j rails; carters lead their horses by the bit; all
grope, grope as best they can to their several
destinations. On the sidewalk people plunge
i along, bumping against each other, emerging
I in an instant from vacuity and disappearing
| in another instant into fog space.
! A very jostle of spectres in a city of ghosts,
:is this great city of Glasgow now. I* only
; we could afford it and there were not duties
forbidding, we j should mako our way to tho
first railway station and ride until we had
outstripped this heavy vapor's march and not
return until it had succumbbed to favor
ing winds and showers. George threatens
to marry an organ-grinder, and persuade him
to return to Italy. So much
for our present atmospheric surround
ings, of which I can not give too murky a
description, seeing it all comes from the hate
ful "prince of the power of air"— "the ruler
of the darkness of this age"—the hater of
God and our tortured race. I glad his
reign is almost over now. .;.; \
Even as I write the shadows nro rolllnS
away. Marie springs to the wind© cUrtaihi
and throws them back with the glad cry,
"Here comes the daylight; praise the Lord !' 7
And although tho undertaker's sign, again ap
pears, and a funeral cortege, t3iuyt>:d by the
returning daylight, issues promptly forth to
do its needful but dreadful work, we rejoice,
because . "the light is sweet; and a pleasant
thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun."
Only a fifteen-minute "lift" of our sooty
envelope. The fog is back once more, gas
relighted and curtains drawn again. A sigh
replaces tho exultant shout and the under
taker's sign vanishes.
On Friday night the Patrick mec^in.'r closed
in fullest blessing, with twenty-one for soul
and thirteen anointed for healing. At the j
bibl6 reading the subject was Faith Heal
ing," and fifteen more took Jesus for their
physician. Altogether Dearly seven hundred
have confessed the dear Lord for tho soul in
tho six weeks' service. About fifty anointed
for healing. Praise tha Lord.
One word in conclusion. Glasgow saints
are lovely; thirteen drawing-rooms have wel
come us at the hospitable homes of different
ones. More and more we think the Scotch
are tho Kentuckians of the British isles. We
have felt so happily at home ever
since coming here. Such dear, receptive,
generous people, rich and poor, we
have seldom met. Of those who have
attended the services with any regularity,
hardly one has failed to receive glorious
blessing and most been thoroughly convinced
of the truth of "our gospel" in the main
feature of it. Of the loving reception in
social circles and charming families, I can
only speak in terms of tenderest and most
grateful affection. Tho Lord bless them
every one!
'"Comparisons are odious." I . will not
treat as rivals such glorious places as High
gate and Glasgow. I can only say, no city
can exceed Glasgow. It will always be one
of the very brighest spots in loving memory.
Ever in Jesus. Geo. O. Barnes.
. One of the Unforsiven.
[Cor. Boston Advertiser.]
"We had a perfect hegira of southern
j officers in the early days of 1561," said my
I friend, "but the people at Washington did
; hot seem anxious to keep them, and their
i resignations were accepted as fast as they
■ were sent in. No one-had to leave without
i his discharge. I only know one man among
all those who joined the rebels who laid him
self open to the charge of desertion. And
i with him it wa-; only a technical offense.
! 'Bee' Robinson was a captain in the dragoons.
! Ho was a Virginian, I and. full of .secession
! His station was out in Utah some
| where, and he sent in his .resignation. At
I the same. time he started east himself. In
■ some way they heard of it at headquarters,
and his application was rejected. ■■■■;' He knew
nothing of this, .and went south. Not ap
! pearing, he was dismissed as a deserter; when
j hostilities finished 'he was a Confederate
j brigadier. . Since then ha has been an insur
• ance agent; but when he sent up his applica
j tion for an amnesty it was returned from the
j war department, because he had not been dis
charged from the army. He, , Davis and'
Toombs are the three who have not been
restored to their civil rights of all those who
' went into the war for slavery and secession."
Houses Without Kails.
. [Exch&Bg*.] ■
Japanese houses in the larger cities, such as
Tokio, Nagasaki, Hakraadi, etc., are- of <_'one
general : shape, ■■being ■ two stories high, and :
put together by a curious method of mortis
ing, at which these people are adepts, not one
nail being used throughout the construc
j tion of the building.. All interiors are of the
j bare grain of the wood, and are kept scrupu
; lously clean; by three and sometimes four
washings daily. ' - . '■.. . '■■
Life: . Pooty felles in disworl'ain't gin'
rally, good fur ■ much 'ceptin' jes\. to look at;
de rosebush doan' pah out well when yo'cuh;
to lay in yd 1 wihtah fish-wood. . .. ;
People "Who Break Up Public Spsak*
ers— "Queerers" Who Are
a Terror.
[Chicago News.] .
"Did you ever Lear of a 'queerer ? 17 asked a
well-known lecturer in the course of a chat.
The visitor had not.
"Well, if you should ever have the mis
fortune to become a lecturer and run foul of
one you will never forget him. A 'queerer 1
is a person who distracts your attention from
your lecture end gives you much trouble.
You know, about as scon as a lecturer takes
to his feet he singles out a few persons in the
audience, and utterly ignores all the rest. I
have often picked out one person nt my left,
one in front, and another at my right before
I had spoken a dozen words ; and to these per
sons, or to one of them at a time, I addressed
every word, of my lecture. The rest of tho
audience seemed to be that sea of upturned
faces that some poet or other has written
about. I never knew why it is that I always
pick out two or three or four persons to rep
resent the entire audience, and then never
see anybody else as an individual, nor do I
intend to trouble myself now with searching
for the reason. It is easier to say it is so and
let the whys and wherefores go.
"Butthe 'queerer?'
Ah, yes. Well, when one of the*w persons
whom I pick out to represent tbo rest of the
audience happens to have any very noticea
ble peculiarity about his face or his clothing,
I call him a 'queerer,' because he ,'quoers/ as
they say in slang—that is, he distracts my
attention from my lecture, j Once I hit on a
man whose j necktie had - hitch<*i up ; over his
collar and was rubbing against the-back of
his neck every time he moved his head. If
there is anything that makes me feel like fly
ing it is to feel anything of this sort against
thj back of my nock, and so I got up a lively
sympathy for that man, though ho was one
of those nerveless creatures who wouldn't bo
fidgety even if the back cf his ;. collar
should. be unbuttoned. I could '• fairly
feel that hot necktie nibbing against
the back of my perspiring neck, and it kept
nearly all of my attention. A dozen times
I pushed my own necktie i down before and
behind, bat the relief was only momentary;
the feeling that it was bobbing up and clown
and was about to chafe mo came back as
soon as I remove;! my hand, N I struggled an,
and am not sure whether 1 talked to ■my
subject or switched off to a dissertation on
misplaced neckties. Finally/when it seemed
as if I should jump oat or .my coat if that
necktie was uot pushed down, 1 stopped short
and said in a loud voice: "Will that gen
tleman in the- third row— right there (I
pointed dead at him)—will he posh down his
necktie?' This provoked a storm of laughter
and 1 went on just as it I frequently throw a
joke like that into my lectures.
"1 suppose those nerveless people would
uot balieve ms if I told tlnin the truth that
that necktie broke ms all up.
"But the ivorst 'queerer' I ever had," con
tinue;! the lecturer, "vras one who knew mo
and knew how to Lreak me up. If Ihi
mado a most determined effort to control my
self he would have succeeded. I had had a
petty dispute with tho man some time before,
and rather v.-., ■/. • 1 him finallyin a lawsuit
that grew out or it. He hated me as only a
few men in this world know how to hate.
Not long after that I was engaged to lecture
in that city, and when I reached the railway
station that man came up to me and took
my hand. I thought it was strange, but he
soon explained. Said he: 'If you try to
lecture here to-night 1 shall "rattle" you.
Now, mind what 1 say—l'll break you all to
pieces.' With that ho left me. I knew he was
not a low-minded man who would throw any
thing at mo, or do any s»rt of personal vio
lence, and I knew ho was a niau of con I r
able talent for public speaking himself, but I
could not think what means he would employ
to 'rattle' me, as he called it In a niiuuts
after I had begun my lecture, however, I
knew his scheme, and I was afraid of it, too.
Just as I arose to begin he also arose from a
seat right in front, and took off his overcoat,
'[hat was to attract my attention to him.
Then he sat down and looked me squarely in
the eye, making a hideously scornful face.
Tiy as I might I could not keep my eye off
him. He represented the entire inH'i:-.'
division of tha large audience, and our gaze
ii-'et —a dozen time >a mi mte 1 was going to
. Every time I looked at him he gave iiis
iace r. twitch that said to m-?, 'You aro mak
ing c.i infernal fool t>J yourself,' and I rea!!y
if I were talking to an assembly of
b fct a* enemies; and to save me I con.
\. . ;i up to my work. If ever a charmed
bird triei to throw of! a sjiell I tried harder
to get out from under the influence of tiiac
bugbear—that evil spirit that sat on that
man's face. It took ail tho power I had to
remember my subject, let alone becoinin;.:
enthusiastic over it. Several times I thought
of stopping and asking to have that 'queerer'
removed from the hall, but then I thought it
would be a virtual acknowledgement of his
power over me, and also that the audience
would not understand why a quiet, reputable
citizen should be removed, so I struggled on,
doing my best, sweating, and almost swear
ing, making a very poor mess—a very coid
mess, too, I may say—of my lecture. Tha
papers said next day that I did not do myself
justice, and, as they had all heard me lecture
under more favorable circumstances, they
laid the blame on my selection of subject,
one paper saying I was not en rapport with
Visitors to "Xewspni>er Sow.' 1
[Cor. Troy Times.]
"Newspaper Pow" used to be a feature in
"Washington. The row of buildings on Four
teenth street, opposite Wiilard's hotel,
made it up. Now the correspondents are
scattered, and but a fraction of tho offices
i remain on the old ground. The Ebbitt. house
i drove out a good number and the rest drifted
to other quarters. Not long ago I noticed a
paragraph in some newspaper saying that the
"row" does not hold the prominence it used to
do when Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson
used to sit in The New York Tribune office in
the evening. Even Eoscoe Conkling could
be found occasionally talking affairs at the
correspondents, and Blame. was a frequent
; visitor until; the investigation of 1877, when
he cooled toward the "row" and lias never
been there since. Yet, even in these days, 1
have seen Secretary Folger calling on the
correspondents, with his young secretary,
Frank Sperry;; Attorney General Brewster
often rides down in; his carriage to run on
pleasantly, for hp is a companionable ? man
when he cares to be; Judge Gresham is an
especial favorite in the newspaper offices.
Senator Hawley can be found: there almost
any evening when congress is in session. Ex-
Speaker Keifer was a frequent caller last
winter, Lut he will not be so amiable after
the - broadside which has been launched at
him. »
Pannmelsburg, near Berlin, is tho largest t
goose market in the world. They handle 20,
--i)00,00'J a year of the succulent bird. , '
•■■: -'V ~ . '• •-- . ' '.-
Chicago Herald: There is talk of bringing"'
James liassejl Lowe!! home and working him
as a : foreign*' >" '• '•■ ■ urn tour.
'■■■■' Narrow (Jr.nge.
Colorado has 2,000: miles of narrow gauge
roads in operation; Texas has 1,190; Mexico,
1,100; "Arizona has 700 under construction,
and Utah about 1,600 projected,: ! '
The Albion (Mich ) ladies' brass band is a
flourishing "• institution. [ \ The base drummer
ess is a widow with nine children. -
Jay Gould testified in court the other day
that the way to win in Wall street "is to find
out which way the wind blows, and then get
in the current"
T3.IZ \3lCUJ}Rtti£ji t +* M'CJRTU VAT
* ' */ 'V ~X*
A t'fcioago KUp>oniniiltß Ilrr.: TFinf d —
' v•".: Mtirdere.s llaii^t* at NtH..TT7\. J..
' —Other Criminal Notes.
THE MTTBD«: 07 u'CA3XTiT. «
[Special TeSeKram to tii« Globe.]
Miles City, M. T., Jsn. B—Wm. F.
; Goggin, alias 'Kerry Eagle," who was
Bnspicioned of being the muiderer" of
Daniel McCarthy, on Deo. 24, had r pre
liminary trial to-day and was held to p.wait
the action of the grand jury. The evidence
was weighty and there oil be no doubt of
his being cmvicted. The clothing which
he wore on the night of that brntal murder
bear testimony, &cd his tervoDs action and
wild expression during the progress of
the trial attsat to, his knowledge of the
shot WHILE thiing to zbcapb.
I Special Teletum to the Glob«.l
Milks City, Mont.. Jan. 3.—Yesterday
afteruooD, at about a quarter past five.
the garrison at Fort Keogb, vmb shoked to
lesrn that a soldier named K. oh, had met
his death at the hands of a guard named
Dhlmer. The cirenmßtßiio«<* . attending
ibethootirc were few, iind can be sur
mized on the Bta-eoant that, the deceased
wfts known as "Big E< otb," and was
under arr*«t and in charge
of Uhlmer, and, becoming r*/raotory, was
reprimanded by hit gnura. la retaliation
he made an attack on the guard, and then
Bought to eßcap* from him. Uhlmer, af
ter halting him, fired, the charge taking
effect in tne body, and killing him almost
instantly. It is a affair, but is prob
ably JBstiflalile under military law.
1 Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Jan. —The continued case of
Mis. Lottie Brown, charged with tho theft
of numerous packages of dress good*
from Morj;artthan, Boulond & Co., W. E.
Pardridßo & Co, C. A. Coutaut & Co.,
Cbas. Goneage & Co., OTiutflon & Co., and
Marshall Field & Co., oame up before Jus
tice Kerstor this morning. By consent of
the eoujplainante, with the "exception of
Mrrshall Field & Co , which case was con
tinued until Tuesday next for want of
proper evidence, the charges were changed
from larceny to tho*e of duorcioro
and a fine of 125 imposed on all of th&
cases, of which there were seven. Oa pay
ment of the money and signing of the
bond to appear Tuesday in Marshal Field'i
case Mrp. Brown left the court room with
her husband a poorer and doubtless wiser
Newaek, N. J., Jan. 3—Martin was
harged at 11:26. Martin was condemned
to death for tho murder of his wife nad
children. Ho was n#ed fifty three years
and waa born in England. Martin was
out down at 11:50.
Jameg B. Graves was hnD/j at 11:04.
Ho was carried to the scaffold. GraTo3
was a recluse and sixty-five years of age.
In the house wherein ho lived was a family
named Soden, which included a boy named
Eddie. Graves was annoyed by boys,
among them Eddie Soden, and on the
night of December 20, 1881, he crept op
behind Eddie, while the latter was light
ing a lamp, and shot him dead.
The dsatu warrant for the execution of
Graves was read in the hospital. He was
then borne to the scaffold. He sobbed and
moaned piteously. There was no religious
Martin gave his counsel a snort address
to the public, expressing great Borrow for
shedding innocent blood, attributing the
crime to the influence of disease, medicine
and liquor, which had an unr.sua! effect.
He had confessed he bore no malice, and
•hoped shortly to be in peace with God.
The address closed with exacts (r< m '.he I
Episcopal litany.
Washington, Jan. 3.—The Star says,
Clarence M. Barton, for several years
connected with different papers in this citj,
is mining and it is alleged has left behind
him a number of forced endorse on
which ho obtained nio?iey. Among tbe
names said to have been forced ara Wm.
M. Dioksen, foreman of tbo first F.tar
route jury, and Henry D. Botler, a mer
chant. General Brady's uace id on the,
same paper, but it is not ascertained
whether it is wa3 forged or rot The
amount of the fraudulent paper is un
known. Bartor was night editor of the
Republican whan the affray took place be
tween the Soteldo Bros, and himself, which
resulted in the death of the elder Soteldo.
New Yosk, Jan. 3.—Frank Barr, Jr.,
postal clerk from New York to Port
Jervis, Las been jarrested for robbing the
"By a thorough knowledge of tlio natural
laws) which govern tho operations of digestion
and nutrition, and by a careful application of the
fine properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Epps
has provided our breakfast tables with a deli
cately flavored beverage which may save us
many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious
use of such articles of diet that a constitution
may be gradually built up until strong enough to
resist every tendency of . ditespo. Hundreds of
subtile maladies are floating around us reedy to
attack wherever there i.« a weak point. - We may
escape many a fatal ehaft by keeping ourselves
well' fortified with pure blood acd a properly
nourished fiame."— Civil Service Gazette.
Made simply with boiling water or milk. Snld
in tins only (>£ lb. and lb.) by Grocers, labeled
tlina:.”._ 1.... ■ f \
lAMF^TIPPv 9. Pfl HomcEopatMc Chemist.
JiiluDO II TO U LUi, Jx»do.v, <Kkgia»».
Grading Fillmorc iraiie.
■ ■
Office of the Eo/bd op Public Wobbs, )
Citt of St. Paul, Micn^ Jan. 8, 1884. >
Sealed bids will be received by the Board ol
Public Works, in and for the corporation of tLe
i city «f St. Paul, Minneeota, at their office ie
said city, until 12 m. on the Htii day of January,.
A. D. 1884, for the grading of Fill more ave
nue (formerly McCarthy street) to the partial
I grade and full width, from State street to a pro
posed levee in taid. city, according to.pbuai
and specification* on file in the' ode* of' e-aid
' A bond with at least two (2) sureties, in a snzr
of at least twenty - ('JO) per cent, of the grot*
era one t bid must accompany each bid. :
' The mid Board reserves the rigjat tc reject aej
or all bids. " .«
- i JOHN FABRINGTON, rresidert.
Official: B. L. Go^iy,. | "j
Clerk Board of Public Works. 4-15
ate & Metros Sts.,O.lcagoß^^H
IKtend pretw'.d tBSI v&! (baa their >^H
Isd3, ■.t)0 iwjw, WlO SiigriTi.iwlß
lnftra«iei;t% bn'ts, Caps !k'l*,S^B
ispona, l.pealeß, C->pLaiu|A ■
n;da. Drum Major's Sum. acd ■
U, Sundry K»nd OlSt*, i-tpJfKf^M
iterltb, abo lDd<i>ln ]D.,tnrt)oa nd It- H
!*M for Araitcsr boasU, »£i » Cs»s/»*«
ei!hlr^t fl»Od MoaVw '
-.: , :
The Most^Perfect Mads;
There is none stronger. None so pure
and wholesome. Contains no Alum cr
Has been used for years in a million hcrr.ss.
Its great strength makes it the cheapest-
Its perfect purity the healthiest. In Mo
family loaf most delicious. Prove it by the
only true test.
Chicago, 121., and St Louis, Mo. •
Inibitarm ofLupnlln T*o»t Drat, Dr. Price's S&Mlal
VUrorlsc Extract*, »«d Dr. Price. Calqo* Parroara.
tan be administered to Infants without the tightest
flanjeer. It does not contain drop) or chemicals, but la
n harmlcM vegetable t-ynip, very delicious to the taste,
that relievos and positively rang
at once, and \» a permanent cure for lirocehfal or Win
ter Cotißh, Bronchitis and Pulmonary Catarrh.
For all diseases of the Liver. Stomach, Bowels nnd
Kidneys, thi* medicine Is au alwolute cure. Kepeeially
for Sick Headache. Constipation and Female. Weak
mm. It doc* not nauseate or derange the Btomacli. •
-a nnfallincr means of curtni Nasal Catarrh. l>y ir.suC
lation. Ordinary Catarrh. Cold in the Head. Hrouchial
Catarrh and Hay Fever,yUltlalim.pt instantly to this
sovereign remedy. It does not irritate the uoatri!*.
Plmplee,lledneßß,BlotchC3, Scurf and KouKhncss.vanlsh
as if by masic; while old endurlnß Skin Disorders, that
have plagued the sufferers tot years, however deeply
rooted, this remedy will successfully attack them.
Sold In this city. Price $1.00 per bottle, six for $:>.(«, j
Directions In ten languages accompany every bottle*
For snio by Ed. H. Rigge, MoMraters it Getty,
B. &E. ZimiEermau.| A. t. Wilkes aJd ; lurk
I rrr»-'.
(bobbins' Starch PoO
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The Denvar ."of the Northwest —la tl»o tersjinaJ
point of throo divisioaa of the Korthoi . I'p.cifio
Kailr'.ati. It if. locatod as the goo^rrapbicßl ccn
ter of that line, It hie had a moot uiarroiocs
The Branch Line to the XeUoTstoce National
Park has its term' ■ . point here, and all the im
mense travel to that famous resort is compelled
to stop here frora a few hoc re' time to a number
of days. The principal ehope of the railroad
company between Brainerd acd the Pacific Ocean
are now being built ere. They will give em
ployment to probfibly 1000 men. Pine timber 18
plenty in tho eurroundirg country, ar.d various
sawmills is the immediate vicinity of tho town
furakk -work for hosts of employ, s. The valleys
of the Yellovis'.i.nt, Bhields and tiir.ith rivers are
TBSt and very rich in agricultural resources, and
are-well settled. '-in ir trade in entirely tributary
to Lmmv-i'ir., while magnificent cattle ranches
abotuu) in every direction; vast mires of true bi
tuminous ccal, which can bo cokud for 1% cecta
per ton; aleo rich iron mince aro within trro to
four raiiee from town, a-d r.ro being worked.
The gold placer mines of Emigrant Gulch, B*«
Crevice, Mill Creek, and Eight-Mile Cr&'-k, «ra
all in the Yellowstone. Yalloj ju&t south of Liv
ingston, directly tributary to it. and are being
actively worked. That wonderfully rich quarts
country, silver and t;old, known as the Clark's
Fork District, ii» south of town, and Livingston
is the headquarters and outfitting point. Im
mense d9pceita of limestone, sand tor a, clay and
£no brick clay, ere but two miles distant, and the
manufacture of lime is alicbdy an important in
dustry, this being the first pcint after ie<mr>K Da
lath on the east, l,oou :iiilen, where lime rock ia
found. There arc eoino 2CO buildings in r;«-r;rtf>
of construction. Tho Park Addition on which
the new 117,000 school honee is expected to be
bnilt is the most desirable residence propoi ty in
town, while the Palace Addition eontai&l the
ch»ij.et.t business property offered for —the
tendency of bHfiinciee and boaine** irrpViiTcratnt*
beiac largely in that direction. There are two
bauke, tbe lint National •■; ii. private bank; two
nowtpapeis, one daily and one weekly. A Knelt
ing Bod redaction c- mpmay iaalto in process of
formation, to be located here. There a:e maty
oharcr.- for busiiiaes enterprises cf Ttriouß kinds.
Like all new countries, tbe o portuuifies for
profitable employment are very good ted 'work
men as well as men of capital will ficd plenty ot.
chanc** in and around the town. Livingston m
lew thsn year oltl, yet it is probably the sccoad "
largest city in Vcstaoa: It is not eurptiair ;>
when one considers that agriculture alone has'
made Fargo; theNorth&ni Facilic compcuy'b rail- j
road shops, Brainerd; enmm&r Ti&itote, Ktratoga;
lumber, tan Claire; silver and gold mines, Den
ver; cattle Kansas City; iron and cljJ, Pittbbarg;.
that a combination of ail cf throe factors an is
found here Ebonld, ■within tbe next five'years
make this point a city of at least iO.I'CO I people.
The prediction may sewn a wild one, bat we hare
yet to see or ksow anyone who, a tern years ego,,
was accused of being wild then ■in their predict
tions, who predicted one-half of what has actual
ly occurred in the Northern Pacific country . W«
sold lot* in Fargo a few yep.re ago for 9100 each,
that would sell to-day for $10 000; acres at Jerr
town for $15 per acre (cost 48 cents) that to-day
sell for $1,500, and are built on. We have acres
to-day in Fargo which cost 48>j cents th/ 1 ara
now in town lota selling at the rate of |1,2C0 per
acre. So lots at Livingston which we cow < ffer
at from 25 to $260 will, inside i.f 8 mo»,aa]] &t
from $600 to $10,OCO apiece. They Lave done bo
at all good points on the road in, the p**t, urn!
thoy will in the fntare—particularly tX an weep.
OoDally good point like this. V7o ftd-asce pric*
irJaly, /' ;-■;;.;.». ■;> ■.;,"■>■'
-68 East Third street, 4 St. P»nJ
- F»ri». Dakofr » •
* W. A. frMITH,
General igent Liv^sicd, M~r.ta,,, ■

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