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GATHERED ABOUT TOWN.
Interesting Items Gleaned by
Journal Reporters.
The rain was weleome.
The Grangers draw strangers.
School commences on Monday.
If you want to vote get registered
The churches were all poorly at.
tended on last Sabbath.
Thomas Robinson, of Philadelphia,
was in the city on Monday.
Mrs. Joseph Duffan spent several
days in the city this week.
Miss Cornish of Balumore, Md,
spent several days in the city.
Miss Saunders of York was a visi
tor in the city duriog the past week.
Harry Clark, of Middletown, was
in the city on Wednesday.
Mrs. Simpson, of Philadelphia, is
the guest of Alderman Simpson.
Mr. Moses Anderson and family,
of Greencastle, are in the city.
Rev. I. R. Johnson, of Gettysburg,
spent a few days in the barg.
Rev. Slater, of Middletown, was in
the city on Wednesday.
Miss Martha Brisco has returned
home from a pleasant visit to Wil
liamsport, Pa.
Stoney Stewart, Edward Cunning
ham and Daniel Dratton have re
turned from Cold Springs.
Mr. E. Meyers, of the Patriot, is
dangerously ill at the residence of
his father on Chestnut street.
Mr. Russel, of Port Royal, stopped
in the city on his return from the
Grangers’ picnie.
J. M. Auter, Jr., of the State Treas
urer's department, was sbsent in
Philadelphia this week.
Alderman Simpson is pleasantly
entertaining several of hia relatives
from P'hiladelvhia.
J. B. Johnson, of Washington, D.
C., passed through this city en route
to Elmira, New York.
Miss Lillia White, of Tyrone, re -
turned home on Wednesday, after a
pleasant visit to her cousin, Miss
Eila Marshall, 0t Paxton street.
Amos Ward, after an absence of
gseveral months, has returned to the
burg looking the picture of health.
Mr. Edward IHopkins, of Gettys
burg, spent several hours in the city
Thursday.
The eanitary and ordinance com
mittees will hold their regular meet
ings on Tuesday night.
David Brown, an old resident of
Harrisburg, died at his residence on
South street on Wednesday evening.
Prof. M. H. Layton and Miss
Florence Smith will return ia time
to take charge of their respective
schools.
The Sunday Zelegram of last
week contained an excellent picture
of Register B. K. Bruce, which was
called by mistake IHon. J. R. Lynch.
Miss Margaret Pinkney and daugh
ter Katie have gone to Johnstown,
where they will spend several weeks
with her daughter who resides
there.
The Susquehanna lodge, No. 2573,
G. U. 0. of O. F., will be presented
with a handsome Bible on Tuesday
evening, September 2, by Brotherly
Love Lodge, No. 896, at Shakespeare
hall. Go and see them
The Philomatheon Quartette,which
consists of John Murray, A. Stewart,
E. Cunningham and Prof. Daniel
Bratton, made a great bit at Cold
Springs by rendering some of their
choice selections.
Mrs. C. M. Robinson and two
daughters, Misses Katie and Aggie,
after visiting Niagara Falls, Watkins
Glen, Buffalo, Elmira, Geneva and
Williamsport, returned home on
Thursday. They speak in glowing
terms of the hospitality extended
them during their trip.
AN OHIO TRAGEDY.
By Associated Press.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 28.—A dispatch to
the Times Star from Washington Court
House, Ohio, says: ‘“The body of John
Floyd Mason, a young farm hand who
had been missing about two wecks, was
found yesterday on the farm of Robert
Jefferson. He had evidentl been
murdered and bis body dragged g'rom the
road to where it was found. The trail
wheére the body had been dragged was
visible, and was marked by his hat and
pocket comb. The motive of the murder
is a mystery, as $25 in cash and a certifi
cate of deposit was found on the body.
Mason was from West Virgina.
A Mighty Hard Show for Cleveland.
Phiiadelphia Call.
It is certainly to be hoped that Irishmen
are sufliciently independent in their way
of thinking to be divided in politics.—
New York Times. Well, yes. If they
are not, poor Cleveland won’l get any
votes at all, .
Cm
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WRITE SLAVESIN GOTHAM.
THE ITALIAN PADRONI AND THEIR
VICTIMS,
Ignorant Rag-Pickers, Beggars, Thieves,
Organ Grinders, Et Id Omne Genus—
Mr. Celso Cresar Moreno’s Good
Work in Behalf of His En
slaved Fellow Countrymen.
N. Y. Star.
“It is a great mistake to suppose that
the business of the Italian padroni has
been suppressed,’” observed Superintend
ent Jackson, of Castle Garden, to a re
porter for T%e Star one day last week.
“The fact of the matter is,”’ he added,
“that the importation of Italian slaves is
still being carried on to an alarming ex
tent. When I say Italian slaves Ido not
mean merely the children who are brought
here to beg and steal,but full-grown men
and women. Less than a week ago about
thirty men arrived here among the steer
age passengers of a steamship from the
Mediterranean ports. These poor fellows
were brought here by a man who had
made a peculiarly one sided contract
with them. He purchased passage tickets
for them, with the understanding. that
each of the men was to pay him $6O out
of their earnings when they secured em
ployment in thiscountry. As the tickets
cost him only $3O each, he made a hand
some profit by the transaction. The poor
Italian laborers are easily imposed upon,
for they are ignorant of the language
and customs of this countr{y. The prob
ability is that these men will be hired out
to work upon railroad construction at
very low wages, and that the man who
brought them over will receive a bonus
for procuring them for the railroad con
tractor.”’
In one of the principal streets of the
city the writer saw one of the padrone’s
pet beggars. She was a little girl with
bare feet, and her dress was in tatters.
The poor little thing was soliciting alms
from the passers by, and she was reap
ing a rich harvest of coin, for many a
kind-hearted person dropped a silver
giec& or a nickel into her outstretched
and.
Mr. Celso C:esar Moreno,an Italian gen
tleman who resides in this city, was seen
at his hotel by a Star reporter yesterday.
He said:
“lI have just sent a large bundle of
copies of T%e Star, containing my letter
to King Humbert of Italy, to my friends
in that country. I am trying to get the
King and people of the upper classes to
give proper attention to the abuses which
are heaped upon the poor and ignorant
class of Italians who are brought to
America by the padroni. The padroni
are terrible taskmasters. Their slaves are
more to be pitied than were the negro
slaves in the Southern States before the
War of Rebellion. The negroes, as a
rule, had plenty to eat and were comfort
ably housed. The Italian slaves are com
pelled to go hungry, and are huddled
into dirty and and unwholesome lodg
ings.”’
“‘How is it that the padroni can keep
their slaves in subjection 7" was asked of
Mr. Moreno.
“Because the slaves are ignorant and
fear the padroni.”” was the reply. ““I will
give you an illustration of how far the
fear can be used as a means of tyranniz
ing over poor people. The other day I
saw an old woman who was staggering
along the street under the weight of a
huge bundle which she had upon her
back. Near her walked a spruce-looking,
well dressed fellow. He was a padrone
and she was his slave. I asked him why
he required a woman old enough to be
his mother to carry such a burden. He
replied that he was her master, and he
had a right to do with her as he pleased.l
threatered to call a policeman, and then
the padrone ran away. I asked the poor
old woman where she was taking the
bundle, and she said she was going to
Newark, N. J. Although her load would
weigh fully 150 pounds, she intended to
walk all the way to Newark with it upon
her back.”’
‘““Then the padrone’s slaves are not all
children ?”’
“By no means. Full-.grown men and
women, young and old, are tyrannized
over by taskmasters. The poor slaves be
lieve that they have real friends in the
taskmasters. The slaves are sent out to
beg, pick up rags, grind hand-organs and
steal. If they do not get enough moncy
to suit the tyrants they are abused in the
worst way. It is bad enough to have
men and women treated in this way; but
when children are abused it makes my
blood boil with indignation.”
“Why does not the Italian Consul at
this port take steps tostop this abuse ?”’
*“Simply because he is a friend of the
padroni. I have endeavored to arouse
him in the matter, but he is deaf, dumb
and blind to my appeals. He does not
%ish to interfere with the perquisites of
the taskmasters. The padroni’s slaves are
ragged and hungry, and live in
hovels in Mulberry and Crosby streets.
while the padroni dress in fine clothing
and live on the earnings of their dupes.
All of this sort of business tends to cast
discredit upon the Italians as a nation. I
do not think I exaggeraie when Isa
that there are nearly one hundred pad)t
roni in New York alone, and their slaves
are numbered by the thousand. I have
written a letter to the Commissioners of
Emigration calling their attention to the
matter, and I am waiting for their ac
tion.”’
Speaking of the Italian organists, a
correspondent of an out-of-town paper
has called attention - to the fact that there
is a place in New York which many peo
ple would be happy to see mobbecir It
is the establishment where those terrible
instruments of torture known as barrel
or hand organs are manufactured and re
paired. Here is the source of supply for
the “‘infernal machines' that are carried
about the city and country by Italian
crank-musicians. If this place could be
thoroughly and effectually wiped out of
existence the publiec would be spared an
infinite amount of misery and one of the
greatest woes now endured by humanity
would be at an end. The correspondent
found the organ fiend’s headquarters on
the second floor of an old rickety build
ing in one of the obscure streets in the
Fourth Ward. The presiding genius
said:
I can supply you with an organ and a
monkey for $75.
Of course the visitor did not invest; but
he felt amply regaid for his trouble in
having discovered the organ-grinders’
headquarters. It is said that there is only
one establishment of the kind in the
United States, and it is to be hoped that
‘no more will spring into existence. The
organs are generally owned by the pad
roni, and the slaves are sent out to tor
ture the public with so-called music, and
all the money they collect is taken each
night to the padroni.
On Friday last fourteen Italian laborers
who had been brought to this country by
a padrone to work for a railroad contrac
tor arrived at Castle Garden. These poor
men were indeed foriorn specimens of
humanity. They will be expected
to work like slaves for a pit
tance. It is estimated that there are
at least 10,000 Italian laborers in this
country who were induced to come here
by the padroni. The padroni prepay
the steamship passage for these men
and the men repay the padroni double
the price of the steamship tickets The
padroni also exact a bonus from the con
tractor who employs these white slaves.
Thomas Thompson,of Middletown,
was in the city Tuesday.
NEW HAMPEHIRE VETERANS,
Gen. Sheridan the Lion of the Uocasion,
Weirs, N. H., Aug. 20.—The third
day of the eighth annual encampment of
the New Hampshire Veterans’ Associa
tion was largely attended. On the ar
rival of the Montreal day express train
from Concord, a reception commijtteee
was at the depot to receive General Sheri
dan, who arrived in a special drawing
room car. Cannons were fired, and
““Hail to the Chief”’ was played by tne
band. The First New Hampshire Cavalry
acted as escort, with the Fourteenth New
Hampshire Regiment. Col. James E.
Larkin, president of the Veteran Associa
tion, received General Sheridan, aided by
by General Jobn L. Thompson, of
Chicago; General Hines, of Massachu
setls:%‘lmhaniel Shackford, secretary of
the Association, and Dr. J. H. French,
secretary of the Cavalry Association.
General Sheridan is accompanied by
four of his staff. After thg' had passed
through the line of the Grand Army
men who were drawn up from the depot
to the Hotel Weirs, Governor Hale and
staff, of New Hampshire, passed by
and proceeded to the hotel. About 15,
000 ple were gathered near the Ho
tel &‘grs at the time of General Sheri
dan’s arrival. At two o’clock the stand
was occupied by the guests and others,
and the grove was completely packed.
Generai Sheridan was introduced, and
wr_:g given three rousing cheers. He
said : |
Comrades: I have heard that cheering
before. I did not come to make a speech,
but to meet you all and get close to you
again. I am proud of the troops who
fought under me in the war from New
Hampshire, and of those comrades who
served near by. I have always retained
for them the tenderest sentiments of
friendship. I came to the reunion to see
and shake hands with you, and the talk
ing must be done by the Governor and
others who came here already primed.
lam glad to see this gathering. Itis
very interesting to me. I would be glad
to see all who will call upon me at the
close of these exercises. I thank you for
your kindness, and will always retain the
memories of this occasion.
At the close he was loudly cheered.
He was followed by the orator of the day,
lon. M. A. Haynes, of New Hampshire.
IMPORTANT SUIT IIN ST. LOUIS.
A Married Couple Sue a Convent for the
Restoration of a Fortune,
St. Lours, August 29.—A suit has been
entered in the Circuit Court here which
is likely to attract a good deal of atten
tion, particularly in Catholic circles and
};y the managers of Catholic institutions.
he style of the suit is S, Auguste Chon
teau and Ida R. Taylor Chonteau, his
wife, against the Visitation Convent Cor
poration of this city, Robert McNichols,
trustee, and others. The history of the
case, briefly stated, is as follows: Miss
Louisa K. Taylor, sister of Mrs. Chon
tea and daughter of the late George R.
Taylor, a very wealthy and well-known
citizen of St. Louis, was educated under
the influence of the Order of St. Francis
De Sales, and some two years ago an
nounced her determination to become a
nun, and although opposed by her family,
did enter the convent of the Visitation.
Prior to this, however, she voluntarily
conveyed her property, estimated to be
worth $lOO,OOO, to her sister lda, then
unmarried, under a writlen agreement
that she expected to take monastic
vows with the Order of St. Francis
De Sales, but should she not do so on én
tering, and afterwards severing her con
nection with the order, the property was
to be restored to her. Some months ago
Miss Taylor left the convent, and an
nounced, it is said, that she had with
drawn from the order, and asked for the
restoration of her property. Her sister,
suspecting the sincerity of her act, de
murred to giving hack the property, aud
Miss Taylor brought suit to recover. Mrs.
Chonteau, not desiring to enter into liti
gation, reconveyed the property, and a
short time afterwards Miss Taylor trans
ferred it all to Robert M’Nichols, as trus
tee, for the use of the Convent of Visita
tion. A few weeks later Miss Taylor re
entered the convent and took the black
veil. The plaintiffs in their petition
allege Iraud and ccllusion against the
officials of the convent, charging them
with using undue. influence with Miss
Taylor and entering into a scheme to ob
tain the property, and now seck to set
aside the deed by which it was recon
veyed, and also the deed under which it
was transferred to M’ Nichols.
ALL QUIET AMONG THE MINERS.
CoAL CENTRE, Pa., Aug. 29.—Quict
reigned at the miners’ camp yesterday.
The sheriff has decided that for the
present e will not make any more ar
rests unless for serious breach of the
peace. The strikers marched to Neel's
mines as usual yesterday morning and
succeeded in preventing severzl men from
going to work. Mr. Neel had gone to
Washington, Pa., to consult with counsel
and the sheriff as to the legnlitf of forcing
the strikers to break camp. It is under
stood that the advisability of ordering the
strikers to leave, and, if they refuse, to
summon a posse to force them to return
to their homes, is under considerationr.
SUICIDE OF A FARMER'S WIFE,
LANcASTER, Aug. 29.—Mrs. Edith
Marsh, wife of Enos Marsh, a prominent
citizen of Fulton township, committed
suicide Wednesday afternoon by hanging
herself to a bed post. There is no reason
known for her act, as she had everything
to make her happy.
CABLE BRIEFS,
The expetition for the relief of Gordon
at Khartoum is being hurried, and Gen
eral Wolseley is confident that he will
accomplish his task by November 7.
Mme. Kolemire, who has become well
known through her morisntic marriage
with the Grand Duke Louis of Hesse
Darmstadt, refuses to accept the settle
ment arranged b{ the Darmstadt tri
bunal, and appeals to the Reichsgericht.
She wants the allowance of £l,OOO yearly
decreed to be paid her by the Grand
Duke increased to twice the amount.
The Emperor William of Germany was
thrown from his horse yesterday while
riding in the park attached to the Im
perial Palace at Babelsburg. His mus
cles were slightly strained, and he will
be prevented from taking active “exercise
for a fewdays. The Emperor will attend
the manceuvres of the tioops in a car
riage instead of on horseback, as has been
his custom.
Since the French descended tie river
Min the Chinese have looted and set fire
to the toreigners’ quarter of the city of
Foo-Chow. Much dissatisfaction is ex
pressed at the action of the French in
bombarding the city without landing the
troops for the protection of foreigners. It
is reported that Germany has protested
against this action. The Chinese com
g‘lain* that English pilots guided the
rench fleets during the engagements,
thus committing a breach of neutrality
laws.
A MICHIGAN BANK IN TROUBLE.
By Associated Press,
ADRIAN, Mich., Aug. 28. —The Adrian
Savinf Bank suspended yesterday. Her
man Loomis, the cashier, says the
trouble was precipitated by the in
ability of fthe bank on Monday
to meet a check of $1,500. The
party who drew the check spread the
news, and somnething of a run began
among the small creditors. About $BO,-
000 is due depositors. Mr. Loomis states
that the assets of the institution are
enltlirely adequate to pay all liabilities in
full,
OIL CITY.
Ou City, August 26.
We are called to mourn the loss by
death of the Rev. R. H. Jackson, of
Titusville, who died on Thursday
evening, August 14th, at Bradford,
Pa. The remaind were brought to
Titusville for burial. The funeral
was held on Sunday afternoon at 24
o'clock, at Trinity Chapel, and was
largely attended by friends of the
dec¢esed brother from Bradford, Oil
City and Meadville. The Rev. Ben
jamin Wheeler, of Canonsburg, Pa,,
assisted by the Rev. S. T. Jones, of
Oil City, and the Rev. R. Ilenderson,
of Bradford, Pa, conducted the fun
eral services. The remains were laid
to rest in the Titusville cemetery.
Mr. Wheeler, of Duke Centre, is
happy over the arrival of a ten pound
boy at his home.
Miss Kitty Hector returned home
to Titusville on Monday, after a two
weeks vigit. She was the guest of
Miss Ella Rankins.
William Morris, of Pittsburg, who
has been the guest of Miss Florence
Barch, has returned home.
The Rev. Benjamin Wheeler, of
Canonsburg, spent Monday night in
the city the guest of Mrs, R. IL
Mann, on Plumer avenue.
Miss Martha Johnson returned
home on Tuesday from Gencva, Ohio;
where she has been visiting since
April. '
Mrs. Alice Bsttel, nee Green, of
Geneva, Ohio, is in the city the guest
of Mrs. Annie Johnson, on Bissel
avenue. :
Fred. Demty passed through the
city on Taesday on his way home to
Meadville.
Miss Nettie Williams has gone on
a two weeks visit to Titusyille.
There has been quite a number of
parties here within the last two
weeks; ‘one at the residence of Miss
Ella Rankins in honor of Miss Kitty
Hector, of Titusville: one at Miss
Florence Burch’s in honor of William
Morrig, of I'ittsburg, Pa.; one at the
residence of Mrs. J. E. Lucas, on the
South Side, in honor of Mrs. G. H.
Green, of Coudersport, Pa., who is
the guest of Miss Julia I. Green.
I hear that there is quite a namber
of our young bloods with one dude
of the city that is about to commit
the crime of matrimony. They will
lead to the altar some time in the
near future three of our most es
teemed and popular young society
ladies of the city. It has struck the
boys hard this time.
Thomas Spence is doing a rushing
business at his ice cream parlor on
Spring street. W. H. M.
On. City, August 28.
Miss Martha Milton after a two
weeks visit to her home in Warren,
Ohio, where she was called to witness
the death of her uncle, returned on
Saturday.
A big time is expected on Thursday
for the annual picnic of the Oil City,
Titusville and Franklin Sunday
schools.
Mrs. Kate Green who has for two
weeks or more been visiting her sister
in-law, Miss Julia Green, returned to
Jher home this morning jin New York
State.
William Henson took the train for
Buffalo this morning. Ile will stop
on his way back at Lake Chautauqua
for a short stay. |
Miss Ella Rankin is rusticating in
Clevelsnd, Ohio, at the present time,
also Miss Nellie Williams and Miss
Josie Davis are visiting relatives in
Titusville, ’a.
We wonder if Miss Florence will
entertain us with singing on Sunday?
I think so, if she hasn't got a cold.
FreqQuentLy,
The Wife's Little scheme.
From the Texas Lantern.
“My dear, we will have cream for
breakfast after this,”’ said Mrs. Littlewit,
as she poured out the coffee for the head
of the house.
‘“No, we won't,”” growled out the part
ner of her joys and sorrows. - “‘I pay ten
cents a quart for chalk and water now,
and 1 won’t have any such extrava
gance.”’
“But, my love,”” expostulated Mrs. L.,
“they are going to make it by machinery,
and it won’t cost so much. I saw in the
paper that they are going to establish a
crematory in V‘((aco,” and the little lady
leaned back in her chair and blinked tri
umphantiy at her lord.
Rolling in Wealth.
Phila, Call.
Proud Father—‘Never, child, never.
The idea of a daughter of a rich banker
throwing herself away on a poor man.
You must marry wealth or not at all.”
Pleading Daughter—‘But, pa, Alphonso
is not poor.”’ E
“Not poor! How can he be other
wise? Break off the engagement without
delag." 2 ’
‘‘But he is wealthy —very wealthy, pa.”
“How can a summer hotel proprietor
be weaithy afler such a season as this?
I’ll warrant he hasn’t got five cents to his
name.”’
“Bat, pa, he is not a hotel proprietor.”’
‘‘Nonsense; he himself admits it. Here
is his card, ‘Alphonso De Blank, White
cap Hotel.” "’
“I know, but he is not the proprietor.”’
““What is he, then ?”’
“The head waiter.”
“Oh! That is different. Bless you
my children ! :
Young Republican Clab,
N. Y. Commercial.
The New Republican club of Brooklyn
is making steady progress and within a
few days it is expected that the organiza
tion will be perfected. A significant
feature is the transfer of 400 names from
the roll of the Young Republican club to
that of its new rival.
THE BARONESS COUTTS
As She Appears In Her Box at the London
Lyceum Theatre,
London Letter.
I visited the Lyceum Theatre (Irving’s)
the other night and saw some notable
Eeople there. Miss Terry’s sister, Mrs.
ewis,occupied one box-the night I write
of, which the actress’ two little children
shared with her. The elderof these is a
girl of about 14, who does not look in the
least like a Terry. She is a brunette, with
a serious, pensive face, while the boy iz
the very image of his mother. The Bar
oness Burdett-Coutts owns and occupied
the next box, which is a very large one.
Her young husband, always with her, is
a fine manly-looking fellow, apparently
not over 32 or 33, while she, the richest
woman in: all England, is surely not far
this side of 60.
She is a little meek faced creature, ut
terly without style or distinction in either
appearance or manner—and as to her
dress! I have been trying to think of
some onein America whom she resembles,
but I can’t. At all events she is small,
slight, and very round-shouldered, quite
the carriage of an enfeebled old lady.
Her hair is of 2 muddy brown, and is now
parted in the middle, and either plaster
ed down over the temple or on state oc
casions slightly inflated on either side,
giving her the appearance of being about
to lose her blinders. She has small; light
blue eyes, a straight mouth, with thin
lips, and a small nose—not at all an un
pleasant face, and the farthest in the
world froma severe one. Itiseasyenough
to see how she would grow to be very de
pendent on the person who happened to
be much with her if sympathetic to
her.
She wore a pale blue silk gown the
evening that I saw her, and over it was
festooned a black Chantiliy lace overdress
or something of that sort; at all events it
was all awry, and the gathers intended
for the middle of the back were around
on the side in a bunch, while the festoon
arranged for the side was danglingin
front. This failure to understand each
other so evident between gown and over
dress, did not contribute to the dignity
and clegance of the distinguished wearer.
Neither did her head decoration have that
effect. In facs, I do wish English matrons
would either eschew their wretched
little topknots entirely, which you may
say that they are not likely to do for my
asking, or I wish they would find some
way of fastening them so they will stay
put. Nothing can be more absurd than a
a row of dignified old dowagers each with
her unsteady headgear nodding and wav
ing with every slightest motion, and any
one who has ever seen a cage of weary
old cockatoos willinstantly sec the resem
blance. :
THE HARDSHIPS OF A BASE-BALL
UMPIRE,
Umpire McLean has been telling a re
porter of the St. Louis Post-Despateh
about the troubles that Dbeset his calling.
“We get it,”” said he, “from all sides.
The papers give it to us, the players kick,
and the audience howl, and ye{ we are
not happy. Serijously speaking, however,
we do not have the most pleasant lives
imaginable. ‘The catchers and pitchers
of these league teams are tricky as mules
—particularly those of the Chicago and
Boston teams, while Providence is some
thing terrible. We sce a close point,and
standing near the players in the most ad
vantageous position we make our ruling.
The player against whom it is made starts
a howl and his captain backs him upin it.
I have found that the best way to get
along is just to shut them up short and
tell them that I am running the game.
Several times I have had to fine players
for abusing me on thefield. I bate to do
it, and find that they generally obey
when I speak sharply to them, but once
in a while they let their feelings run
away with them, and then they sufler.
1f the people who watch a ball game and
utter vigorous dissent when we make a
close decision that does not please would
only remember that we are striving to
earn our salaries honestly and are not
particularly anxious to make unjust de
cisions which will endanger our oflicial
position, they will see that we are nearly
always right. Of course, Ido not say
that we are always correct. An umpire
is but human, and does not have a hun
dred eyes, and may overlook a point oc
casionally, but in the main we are cor
rect. The players gfve us much trouble.
The rules say they shall stand behind the
second line. Well, some of the boys,
particularly those of the Providence and
Boston teams, wilfully violate that rule
and make funof us. 1 tell you, they will
be brought up with fines if they don’t
look out. Again, such catchers as Nava
and Buck Ewingare in the habit of taking
the ball away out and bringing it down
in front of them, as though it had come
straight over the bag, and kicking when
we call a ball on them. T tell you, ball
players are up to all sorts of tricks, and
nothing but the closest watch will keep
us from being beaten by them.”’
THAT
LORILLARD’S CLIMAX
PLUG TOBACCO
with Red Tin Tag; Rose Leaf Fine Cut Chew
ing ; Navy Clippings, and Black, Brown and
Yellow SNUFFS are the best and cheapest,
quality considered ?
FOR A FIRST CLASS MEAL
WARNERT RESTAURALT.
FOR A
COOD LUNCH,
GIVE HIM A CALL.
If you want good
ICH GF:EJE_A.M
Festivals, Parties or Picnics,
He will give you satisfaction.
Game, Fish and Oysters in Season.
AMERICAN HOUSE,
WARNERS, State and Spruce Sts.
D. C. LAWRENCE & CO.,
Sell all fresh and ealted meats at
prices below any in the city, and at
the same time the best in the me-ket
will be kept in stock. Our Chicago
Dressed Beef we know to be “Sweet
as a 'Possum.”
D C, LAWRENCE & CO.,
8 Court avenue.
Henry Marhsall,
Uyatans, Tah, Voasiatles & Pt
Dressed Poultry a Specialty.
FOURTH and SOUTH STS.
PALL STOGK OF CARPETS AND O CLOTES!
Our new stock is now ready for you to see. The patterns are very
very choice and prices surprisingly low.
Velvets, Body Brussels, Tapestry Brussels, Ingrain and Rag
Carpets, Rugs, Door Mats, Druggets, Stair Rods, Carpet
Lining, &e., all at the Lowest possible CASH prices and all
good guaranteed to he as represented.
# i ¥
MARKET STREET, AT THE RIVER BRIDGE,
HARRISBURG, PA.
Look for our RED BANNER across the street.
Get the exact measure of rooms and we will cut carpets, ete., to fit.
BALANCE OF STRAW MATTING AT COST.
J B. FIRST,
NO. § SOUTH THIRD STREET, HARRISBURG.
REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS AGENT.
COLLECTIONS MADE AND PAID PROMPTLY.
[ have properties for sale in any part of the city; also, same in Steelton.
LADIES’
BUTTON BOOTS, - SL3S
LADIES’
KID BUTTON BOOTS, SL7S
LADIES’
WALKING SHOES, 98 CTS.
MISSES’
SCHOOL SHOES, - 8125
CHILDREN'’S
Dress Shoes Very Cheap and
Durable.
o
MEILY'S
N4&216 MARKET ST
APP[l—l-1,-; now.!)-r!limr[ed to n!:lguN gnargenNm of th]Alllflfl’
LATEST STYLR=,
At prices that never before were equalled by
A FIRST-CLASS CUSTOM TAILOR.
SUITS, $lB, $2O, $22, $24
And upwards, our 835 and $lO suits are well worth £8 to $l2 more.
Remember that all our work is done by first class workmen and trimmed
in the best manner possible.
APPELK, the London Tailer,
No. 5 South Market Square,
Two doors below the Jones’ House.
BOWMAN & CO'S
POPULAR DRY GOODS HOUSE,
326: Market Street,
JERSEY COATSOFOI’:3S;IIK.§ZP‘SB,%S?TSO, $1.75 AND $2.00.
LAWNS, 5,6, 8 AND 10 CENTS.
CALICOES, 4%, 5 AND 6 CENTS.
Parasols in all the newest styles.
We are offering the cheapest dress goods in Harrishurg.
Ladies’ Wrappers, Aprons and Children’s Dresses very cheap.
0E: €Y ET-" RO NN IN
HOUSEFURNISHING STORE,
Water Coolers,
Ice Cresm Freezers,
Oil Stoves,
Express Wagons,
Step Ladders,
Baskets,
Fishing Tackle,
Window Screens.
FIRE DRICK, STOVES GRATED AND GASTINGS,
Wire Cloths, Cutlery, Pocket Knives, etc. Rodgers Bro.’s Plated Ware.
Picture Frames made to order. Come and examine my goods, whether you
purchase or not.
STEPHEN HUBERTIS,
1216 North Third Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
WM. SCOTT,
PRACTICAL HATTER,
313 BRIGGS STREET.
Manufactares and Alters Silk' Hats
to Confirm to the Latest Style.
Also Cleans, Colors and Repairs
Felt Hats of every Description
Ladies Silk Riding Hats a Specialty.
313 BRIGGS ST.
FOR MEN,
WOMEN AND CRILDREX.
You ask yourself how far will thie
week's wages go toward shoeing
my family; be convinced
what you can save on
By going to the largest
BOOT AND SHOE HOUSE.
G.W. MEILY,
24 & 216 MARKET ST
D. W, GROSS & SON,
Druggists
Py G, a 4 Bl
Artists’ Materials at
Best Prices.
Prescriptions a Specialty.
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