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HE fPNESDAYEVENINC, NOVEMBER 3a HB yjmHmxTTXoir xo tub jsmmxa HSt '-'TXDIXIOlf fXntludlna rostaae), K vffiX0JtTir' 30c JJ?J? TEAT!, $3.B0. IKR jiff JWUncing comparison U an exact rfoord BkT -Wltf actual, regular, bona-ftd editions of Tni HkVj4MU pHnfcd during fA teeefe precttUtio; and Hfffr WWtouV Oe laii efecffow VSMEnVj'T' rsVM twite. 4reTrtm. F&M-V 807,300 800,000 & T$iy 20?,0IO 200,040 P-'TllM&V 207,000 200,000 R3V'J'.. 208.0O0 317,040 &&Tswar 1 203,080 284,200 HIf'ftMmy 200,180 377,800 .' Saturday 200,000 203,070 Ew , Wpeily nod Heml- Ef,Mldr 107,480 107,000 sllilK? Vj' , K&l Wl 1,022,020 2,170,800 kIc 1 nrffeiwiI,A paper manufacturer K-ivho supply the while paper used by the AVto York W vtWoaiD, Acr&if eerrfy thai tee have carefully ex. Hte'-jamined (he above statement of circulation, and rUiwbmnfy swear that U corresponds with the Hmeunt of white paper supplied by us, used by .HflKSfaK-WoBU) and charged up to them (In accord. mpi'mee'wtlh our method of charging The World ttj)-Oa DAT OKX.T THE PAPSB ACTOiXLT USED Httiiii uditib) during the two weeks specified. mmwk - BciJOiXT, DtmTON & Co.. &' by Davis O. GABinnANT. rc. V Tom Ravin Papeb Co. KW BCBQUUIANNA WaTEB-POWXB ,- amd Paper Co. ,'f Glxns Falls Fapzb Mill Co., by Wit. 13. Dillon, . K 4 Managor of Soles: &. ;? W. H. Fasbonb & Co.. K J by W. H. Fabsonb. H JBCSte JTM Trt, OMy owl County o Ifut Tort, . K Y TersonaOy appeared before ma David O. GAtusBAirT, E Battler. Dim ton A Oo.iWm, D. Dillon, manst-er B S Sato for th York Haves Ppr Co. , the Susquehanna BL isTer-PowT and Paper Oo. and Olens Falls Paper Mill Rp (., and VT. II. PAasoss, of W. II. Persona A Co., &; i betnf knows to me, did append their signature I veto and swot that tive foracolne; statement U true HHHS 'ted comet. William I. Shihxb, &, .jViwmlrlrmet of Deed. Oltj end County of Hew York. HEf .MtewTork. Wot. 19, 1887. Hf - " ADVERTISING RATES. ewewSBeelr ? ', (At-tte Measurement.) HHEr a. Mstry, 20oente per line. No extra pile for -BMMflK;, sptin) rTlsplsr Bnslnee or Special Notloee, oppoelto HBv 'Btenl pat, 00 eente per line. Reading Notloee, Rr'ffetred or marked "Adrt."! Flrat pace, SI. 00 per HEprthMlTwzthpage, SI. 20 per llnei Inalde pate, 81 Bf til ntucraifttMng it4 Datty 7oau d mi p HnT ;HlleOUZMi,(Om. JVor rfe IA rol a (Aol HLIfl "'" Zdtltm. H& :.'A 70B0E THE FIQHTIKQ. Hg , fi-.Theenonnity of the offenses of, the Btand Bd Oil Trnat sgainst tho code of business HVKKtMty and ngahiBt the lawe of the land in H9k'' ltent and undeniable. The vray to romody HHRi' fe growins evil and aTeit the growing don- Hfi''' ;, First Enforoo the Interstate Commercolaw Kiotlie letter. Apply its severest penalties and He iewtriotlona in this, the crucial case. If it is HE 'oS 'strong enough for its task, lot it bo HHKh sirengthened. W' gi'Beoond Push in concert tho many long. HKr pending snlts against the Trust. R";, Third Lay the axe to tho root of the evil by HHfc, legal proceedings to forfeit tho charter of K?..jvrery corporation that has "pooled" its HB ItooklritbJBor any other trust. HsfiTj Fourth Let the Governors in their mes K1' aages reobmmend, and tho Legislatures pass, tringent anti-trust legislation and provide Hrm?01' 1 enforcement. BIt'a high time to declare war against the K Trusts and to force the fighting. HEprU A CHECK TO LI0EH8R K The second conviction of John Most for HP' trailing to observe the distinction between BHskireedoHi 0f speech and the inolting of men HBW violence and crime, ought to have a HjBtlalary effect. H j,Hcrr Most has perfect liberty to smoke his HBj! J?ipO In peace, but when he knocks the flre m Sb hi pipe into a barrel of shavings under a B ,Vuildinc filled with people it is a different Hg suiter. Hfe'-ViThis' mouthing agitator admitted on the BBB"nfl tlut he was in favor of overturning tho HHft Government and of using forco to do it. K, IThe law has taken him by the coat-collar mwd the slack of his trousers and bundled him K.tinto jail. His trial was fair. His conviction BffinVwis' right. There is no place for Anarchy in H&i ftfais country. BeC V' BTMPATHT VTILL OUT. K'' "Throo things admit ofno conccnlment," Kfays an Italian proverb" love, smoke and Br (he itch." HK1. j Tho sympathy of some men with roguery HHhS aJiould.be added to the list. K-i'tf.Most of the sympathizers -with the New HBP'-'York boodlers have the wit to conceal their He& jteelincs. Not so the editor who can no Rj ionger " lie with plausibility nor tell tho K,Wthwith discretion." HMViVThe un breaks into congratulations to YHi IteABP's counsel, interprets tho decision of IBt' e Court of Appealsas a " virtual acquittal " JHPv i M the veteran briber, and then repeats its HI dlotio admonition to Tub "Would to " move HJpt If This "Would had not "moved on" tho HHj Voodlers' works the very day after the Broad. B&,W ;1ray Btenl there would have been no trial. It B .' proposes to "move on" now until tho brib Bst ' fsni boodlers aro convicted , under the H&p' preaent law, or a now law is made that will B&1 Ji&ish such crimes in future. rT- t TTJBH 05 THE LIQHT. HJ&if ' ' ( ' 'Why should there bo any Btar Chamber pro. HEm."" jedingi about the in vestlgation of the clalin s HKft-t rfvthe Aqueduct contractors for $3,000,000 E$ c.wtracompensatibn? HX " There has been altogether too much mys- Bk' lTy about the Aqueduct work from its inoep. HHk1 ob It ii od undertaking involving the HM peditur9 of many millions of the people's BKa 'i ?B0B7i &d tl flnancial, as well as the engi. HjK' ' eriBg, .operations seem to be Involved in HHV StryptJan darkness HH&!; Tte '-technical reports -are not especially HB&A' W, and there Is plenty of hiding room for BrM ssssHp r' colored gentlemea In the formal statement of expense. 4 This $3,000,000 claim has the features of a big steal. Lot us have no secrecy about its investigations. Open tho doors. Turn on the light. HIS QUILT HOT DOUBTED. It is a significant fact that none of tho counsel of BnAitp, nor any of his sympa thisers, have said c word indicating a belief in his innocenco of bribery. The Court of Appeals nullifies his convio tion becauso too much proof of his guilt was furnished, and becauso the ovidenco was not sufficiently strained through tho cobwebs of the law. Is it strange that the "plain people" are learning contempt for and distrust of the law? A IIOMENTOUB ETIQUETTE PEOBLEM. Tho burning question of precedence bo. tween tho wives of Senators and tho wives of Cabinet ofBcors is again agitating Washing, ton society. Boforo this momentous issue tho thoatro hat crusade, tho anti.dc'colloto' dress movement and tho bird ornament ro form fall into insignificance. Tho problem, it is said, has been submitted to Socrotary Batabd for decision. It is barely possible that the Stato Department has an ticipated a grapple withthlB great issno and has reserved its really expert diplomatists for this homo emergenoy. If they aro common-sonsiblo, which 1b a good deal to ask of diplomatists, they will conolude that a Senator's wifo is quite as im portant as a Cablnot officer's wifo, and vice versa, and that the wifo of any rcspeotable non-ofllce-holding American citizen will compare very favorably with either of them. DAHOEB OF OHUBOH FIBES. Tho New York Board of Fire Underwriters publishoB a list of twenty.ono churches in this city and fiftoon churches in Brooklyn which are liable to be burned down at any time by reason of dofectivo heating appara tus. Hero are thirty-six standing opportunities for a holocaust every Sunday. Notifications of the danger have had no effect. Is not somebody responsible for tho safety of the ohurchos ? Tho process of saving souls would certainly procood quito aa auspioiously in a structure that docs not constantly menace tho cremation of tho body. Protect church-goers as woll as theatregoers. THE AMERICAN AUTHOB'B PLEA. Tho American authors undoubtedly prosont very strong arguments for an international copyright law, but do thoy not in some par. tlculars overstate their hardships V Their money-making capacity has greatly inoreasod of recent years. Mr. Lowell him. self avers that sixty years ago thero wore only two self . supporting American writors, Coopxn and In vino. But now, ho adds, the number who make much moro than a com. petenoy is vast indeed. This country is the biggest book mart in all the world, Tho American author con at least protect tho salo of his own publications here. The question of competition with for eign reprints simmers down to a question of ability. Tho really strong and popular American writer never lacks a market. An international copyright law would un. doubtedly help American lltorary weaklings, but would it materially improve the quality of American literature. A man died in this city yesterday .from hcart-diseaBe, superinducod by cigarette, smoking. A lad in Hammonton, N. J., lies at tho point of death from a similar cause. Theso aro two instances out of thousands of tho baneful effects of tho cigarette. Tho inventor of these dotostablo and dangerous apologies for cigars has much to answer for. It is to bo hoped that tho new Brooklyn " Ls " will bo distinguished by a greater re gard for the publio convenience than the old road. Tho lattor's persistent disregard of tho wants of its patrons, especially in tho evening, is' a raro samplo of corporato arrogance- and btupidity. It is said that prematura publication of the aqueduct contractors' claims lessens the chancos for ' ' an ninlcablo settlement." If amity costs $8,000,000, in addition to the contract awards, the less wo havo of it tho hotter. William Skakel, of Chicago, has been arrested for running a clock that gave tho quotations of grain and stocks. It was doubtless thought that ho was doing too much business " on tick." De Lakcet Nicoll's dignified, cool.paticnt. cloar-hoaded and resolute management of the Most case again marked him as ono of tho ablest lawyers in this city. Why shouldn't tho Boodlers in Bing Sing move for a rcleaso ? If BnAitp is not guilty, certainly thoy aro not. It is a great year for tho Boodlers. A grim smilo goes creaking across the glacial countenance of John Sherman as ha boob Fobaseb come out at tho foot of the list in Ohio. When J. Most is released from tho Island this tirao, let him ro-emigrate to soino coun try that he likes better than thin. The Jury pronounced the beautiful lamb's fleeoo, in which Host's friends endeavored to onvolop him, a decided misfit. New York seconds the motion of Chicago that anarchy and the Anarchists be given leave to withdraw. , The Harvard Freshmen are not so fresh as they might be. They have voted not to row Yale. May we have no more of Most. 'BILL K1K PILLS A "LOSQ-FELT WANT. Ms Ned rforr, fer Americana to 0 Abroad to Hire m EaUjtUt. II i 4sf. EAUZINa tne demand (rLS yV 'ha Iberc seems to be In i.NTYlw?ra. I Jk thtl country foraUomes- tag) Jv vJlOWj rtj ,l0 nloUt, and fe linn Fpr IVlp7 I 1 tnat patriotic Americans I SKX I m would cousinly prefer to l III I av 'iare ,1,elr "'""J bmx' 1 HI v Jknesi done as nearly as k-i,v possible by Americana '111' rT3 ft wno c,n " mucn . yjfb7??f7 cheaper and fully as well fTT) iUJ-4igTl; x ( as ny foreigners, I have """" decided to establish In this cltr what may bo called the Home Syndicate of Eologlits and American Encomium Bureau, for Its pnrpoao of famishing fluent and able men to pronounce encomiums on eminent statesmen, authors and dlvlnea. I can ace now that as a people we have hereto fore fooled onricrrea and tnrued away money by falling to chame admissions to funerle and tho eulogy addresses of popular men. It seemi stranite tome that with our Yankee ahrowdnesi weshonld havo Ignored this nirttioJ of making monoy and allowed a gro it Kngllah pulpit orator to teach us how prodigal and unlhrlltv we have been. The new Uureau will furnish culoclsti at a fair price per cnlogy or stand In with local committees on a percentage. For the encomium on a com paratively nnknown man we propose to charge a regular fee, wbllo lu caso of a well-known and very popular man we will work upon the sympa thies ot the people at a percentage. We will be prepared after awhile also to furnish obituary poetry at a moment's notice, and will assist In costing a gloom over communities not pro vided for. Special orders for oulogtsts who can shed scald, inn tears by pulling a atrlog will be attended to. We snail also work In hearty accord with large tombstone workt upon surh terms as to Introduce a new and attractive stylo ot monument at a living rate, aud make tho eulogy assist In paylnir for same. Our eulogists will answer calls anywhere In (his country, or go abroad In case the eulogy will defray tjio expenses of an occjo trip. Do not give jour encomium work to any one till you have teen our terms and press notices. In writing or wiring us stato whether yon want a dry or tearful cnlogy. AMERICAN ENCOMIUM BUHEAU. Bill Ntk, Manager. P. 8. Wc give as an Illustration simply, a sam plo ot our style ot epitaph. Tuo following was recently furnished by our Bureau to tho family of adoceased moonlight whiskey manufacturer In Tennessee: Impeded while living, Fermented wnlle dead, Ills rectified rplrlt Is still a dark red. B. N. WORLDLINCS. The largest plantation In the Booth Is owned by ex-Oov. Aloorn, of Mississippi, whohase,00uacres under cultivation In Conoama County. A frliihtened deer daubed through the main street of Sallna, I'a., the other day, and although all the sportsmen In town turned out aa soon as they saw It, the deer escaped. Ex-Gov. Alger la said to havo made from $3,000, 000 to ,OO0,(tO0 In Michigan pine lands. Whrn he went to Detroit to practise law at tho close of the war he was almost penniless. The romalns of a plcsloaaurus, a prehistoric rep tile, wero recently dug up near Sioux City, la. The bones show that the animal was about 20 feet long In life, and Its teeth are an Inch and a half In length. Peter Ornler, of Oil City, ls the ohamplon snake hunter of Pennsylvania, and he makes a good liv ing at It. IIo captures live rattlers, copperheads and blsoksnakcs with his naked hands and handles them with Impunity. A solid lump ef coal containing eighty-seven en. bio feet and weighing 0,881 pounds was exhibited at the Texas State Fair recently held at Dallas. It was the largest block of coal ever taken from a mine In the United States. The most youthful prisoner In the penitentiary at Chester, III., Is a Uttlo child who was born tnere two months ago, bis parents being behind the bars for arson. When their sentence expires she will be nearly a grown woman. Mr. S. O. Uackley, of Anderson, Ky. j an old soldier, preserves as a icllo of war times a little paper of quinine which a doctor gave him on the battlefield of Camden, N. C, twenty-four yoara ago, when the precious drag was worth two aa ounce. They no longer havo "readers" In Boston. The man who Teadsbeforo an audience ls now an " Interpreter," and In this connection It may be said that George Illddlo will soon Interpret the (Edlpus Tjrunnus " la tho original Greek to untutored Cblcugo. Tnere are said to be moro millionaires In Iluenos Ayres than In any other city of Its size In tho world. Many of th private hou.es In tho city havo been built at a cost of over $l,ooo,ooo, and one of the banks has a paid-up capital of $51,000,000, with de posits and a line of discounts aggregating $99,000,000. The Counrcssmen from the far Western States will make neat little sums of pin money out of their mileage allowance, which 1 SO cents a mile to and from Washlimton. Tho Op-goo members will each receive tl.MOnnd the Arizona Delegate $1,000. Congrissman Lee, of Virginia, who lit es within eight mllCB of the capital, gets only $3.20. A lady In Milton, Pa., who was accosted by a rascal Just at duk tho other evening defended her self In a novel way. SI10 was r turning from marketing and had In ' '-r basket a piece of bologna aansago which she pi 1 ed at the fellow, crying out: "You scoundrel, If you touch me I'll shoot yon." Supposing It was a pistol she had, the man took to his heels. In Town Tor a Day. Charles F. Tarkcr, U. S. A., atopsat theBturte vant. Ueut. Thoa. W. Wood, U. 8. Marines, ls at the Oriental. C. A. Spalding, of theatrical famo, Is at the Brunswick. United mates Senator John II. Mitchell la at the Hoffman House. Mrs. Schuyler Hamilton, Jr., of Newport, Is a guest of trie Everett House. Mr. and Mrs. Itsstus Corning, of Virginia, reached the Gllscy Housu to-day. Secretary Endlcott left the Filth Avenue Hotel en route to Washington last night. J. Illllnghas', of the Wagner Talace Car Com. pany, to-day rrlved at the Windsor. O. E. t'nrr. of Ihe Baltimore Lithograph Com. panr, ls staying at the Union Square. Austin Latbrop,of Cornlnii, an I A. Pope, s prom inent Virginian, hate registered at the Ullsey. Tiie name of E. Livenng, of llolynke paper mill lame, can be read on tie Park Atenue register. Among others at the Victoria are Mr. ami Mrs. Bourke C'ockran aud LUuU It. J, ilacdonala, of England. Four United sta'es Army officers at the Grand : Lb uts. Win. U. Coffin, J. K. Kuhn and T. K. AiUiut unci Ca t. P. D. Vroom. Three prominent railro.d men at the Windsor: 11. u. l'uttrr, of Sailnaw; E. 11. rbllllps, of Bos ton, and Commissioner E. W. Kinsley, also of Boston. Among those staying at the Murray Hill Hotel is the Kev. W. II. Marguers, President of West minster Collouo, and John I'orteaus, one of Uo ton'a railroad men. George P. Eustls, son of Senstor Euills, of Lou lslaua, and Grange 8 rd, who was a member ot Gov. Cornell a staff, have written their names on the Brunswick register. Implicit Faith. " Sir, "lie said, as he handed the youth a tract, "are yon a young man ot Faith?" 'Yes, sir." the young man replied, "I eat a Third avenue table d'hote dinner every night." fti .I VfftB;i8Mititf7 1 ffltieaf ilaMlieWfc 1 1 STi'l'ir tsll 1 in m nn j 1 ' 1 WILL IIOKTfcn BE NEXT HPKAKBRf A Pair ef II In Observation em Popnlaf Mea and Correal Topic. The Bald Eagle of Westchester, some, times referred to as Gen. James W. Ilusted, Is a rapid walker. IIo rtinhes over tho pave. ment at great speed and, keeping his eyes straight ahead of him, manages to zigzag his way through tho crowds coming from tho op. poulto directions. Timo. 8 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Plnoc, cast side of Broadway, near Maiden lano. Gen. Ilusted is heading for uptown. His dark derby hat is Jammod on his head, his hands aro in his overcoat rackets and the lapolsof bis overcoat aro Bwung back until thoy flop against his shoulders. " Why, how aro you General?" and the next moment tho famous statesman from rooksklll was extending' his hands to a re porter of The Won.Lt. "Glad to boo you. 'Why, how are you? Where havo you been kcoping yourself ? Say, havo thoy granted a new trial to Sharp ? I heard so, but I havo not soon an afternoon Enpor." and Gen. James W. took a short rcntliing Npell. Wlion told thai the Court of Appeals had unnniinntiHlv reversed tho docision of tho lowor conrt, tho General continued : " I held at tho time that if Judge Barrett's ruling was legal It would put an end to all legisla tive investigations, and " " Why, General, how aro you ?" Tho qttostionor. was ex-Gov. John T. Hoffman. " Goneral," exclaimed tho ox. Governor, " you aro looking woll, but I see that you are still in politics. Yon ought to get out of politics. You aro getting too old." " It agroes with mn, Governor," and Gen. James w. winked at tho reporter. As tho ox.Oovernor walked away, tho nlready five times Bpeakor remarked: "lie was abetter Governor than ho over got credit for. His Stato papers excelled those of Gov. Tildou, If Gov. Hoffman had been Governor nt any other period than ho was, ho might havo been President of the United States. Now look nt him going along Broadway and no ono seems to recognizo him. Am I wrong? Why no I Look who hns just passed un. Yes, you nre right. It is tx-Gov. CornoU. That's funny, isn't it? Two ox Governors pasHUR by within a minute. Why didn't Cornell speak to mo? Guess ho didn't seo me. Oh, yes, wo speak, Ho is a reserved sort of a man, but" " Jimmy, how aro you?" and ex-Senator Wnghtaff slopped tho General on the back. " Aro vou going to bo tho next Speaker Jimmy ?" " Yes, slr-reo. Bnro," and tho Feokskill statesman cooked up lil head as ho elevated aglancoat tho six feet by four inch member of tho Titans. " As I was going to remark," continued Gen. Westchoster, of Ilusted, ' ' ex-Gov. CornoU is " ' ' Jimmy, old boy, aro you going to get thore?" Tlio speaker as ox-Assemblymun Edward 0. Shcchay, a roal estate speculator. " Looks that way." " Good." ' ' Good-dav." " So long." " A hy. how aro you, Gen. Barnum ?" " Goneral, I am glad to moot you. Excuso mo, plcaso, I wish to seo tho Goneral." Gen. Barnum, who was a member of tho House- in 1885, held a fivo minutes' caucus with the General. When tho General returnod to the sldo of tho roportor he ejaculated : " If you woro over undor an npplo-tree when the apples were ripe you know that you can seize a limb, give a shake, and an apple is likoly to fall. As soon as j on shako you look up, and as tho apple fulls you catch it. The Speakership is going to fall towards mo just liko that, and I will" " Catch It." "Suro and why not, eh? Good-by, I'vo to catch tho 3.80," and as he hurried towards John street a man was ruBhing after him shouting, " Hey, General, General 1" MISFORTUNE OP AN ACTKESS. One of Nellie Watucrtdl' Feet to be Ainpn. tnted in the IIo lie of Saving- Her Idle. ' Mrs. Nellie Wothcrcll, an actress who has held positions in tho companies of A. M. Falmor, Shook & Collier and Edward Har rigan, is now in tho Now York Hospital suf fering from cancer of the foot. Some years ago Mrs. Wotheroll had a bun nlon on the heel which sho allowed a chiropo dist to out. Tho wound never healed, Mrs. Wetherell became lamo, and last summer, whilo in Chicago with Edward Harrigan's company, sho was obliged to rctiro from the organization. Lost Sunday Mrs. Wetherell was informod that immodiato amputation was tho only means of saving her life. Sho consented to tho operation, and the amputation will bo nmdo uetweon thoanklo ana tho kueo prob ably to-morrow. Mrs. Wotheroll will thus bo without re sources. Sinco her difficulties began several nctrosses have been raising subscriptions for licr, nud they are still doing so. Mrs. Weth croll is tho widow of Sam Wetherell, an ad. vanco ngent. Plenty of Wheat, bnt Farmer Won't Hell ltedured Kullrond Kntra No lieneflt. CJttettijo J)tpaleh in Ib.Jiy'l Journal if Commtrc; The uncertain condition of the winter wheat for the last thirty dayB has caused farmers to hold back their rcsorves until something moro definite ls as certained with regsr I to the condition of the grow ing crop. Too spring wheat ou look has uot mate rially changod, and, until the recent freezo up, fall plouehlng was going on actHcly and the move ment of wheat Is somewhat restricted. While many economists and theorist are dl'cusslniwhat It costs to produce a bushel of v, heat and how long farmers are going to grow and sell wheat at pres ent prices, we see the producers ai a general thing, lu better condition than they have been for many rears. 'Ihe low prices havo hid the tendency to enforce economy In cvcrythluii which pertains to a farm. I do not believe It ls posihle to arrive at any exact figures which can be taken as a standard as to the cost of production of wheat. It Is governed en tirely hy sleld, clreumstiincea and me surround ings ot the producer. Is costs the eighty-acre farmer just as much for machinery aa 11 doea the 160-acre f rmer, hence ynu can see now difficult It Is to formulate a table. It Is no problem, however, to solve what It costs to oarry a bushel of vratn from Chicago to New York: th t Is doue according to rule and mMhods which undergo very little change. After the rail ls laid, the lars purchased, the employees hired, railroads can then charge per hundred lust us mucn or as little as thry choose to In order that the stockholders 01 the company may bo ptld either 10 or 4 pt r cent, per annum. lake for example to-day, after the New York Central pmplehad ahairbed the W,st Shore road snd the Klckel-l'la.c, tne ttockholders are now content with a comparatively, ami In fact, amall dlvl'ieud. It Isal.o rtated, what nould seem au thorltltelv, that the railroad frelaf.ti in Illinois are likelr to b- very soon radically n duccd. NdwiihtandinL' all ltd talk about low freights to the East, 1 can not see where tney nave tie tie fit ted Ihe 1 roduc r In the Mlirl'tcst decree. The pres ent market feiture with regard 10 the new rop Is this: Ihe hom drmiml dally increases, an 1 with It a growing relucanco on lha part of farmers to sell. V,ry little if .iiiv corn beln cribbed at rail road statlona ls r-ne of the strongest arguments to show tha the damage to tne crop baa not been overentmuted. Hoiurtlilns to be Thankful For. Vom Judgt) rarson That na certainly an awful stroke of lightning, Mrs. Hansom. Mr. It nsotn Yes, Indeed It was. It's a terrible thing to lose husband and children at one Mow." Parson The ways of Providence. Mrs. It nsom, are certainly Inscrutable, bu th re' mo consols, tlon lightning doesn't strike twice In oneplsoe. And Not Carrying Any. I 1 Van . 1 Bach an affahle manl I was glad we had met, For he made a short hour most ple.santj He a o in way I shall nover forget On us t nns coocrnltiu Ihe pres-nt. His op, una they suited my own 10 a Tj 1 regretted tnat hour's brief durance. Then my coat by the button he took, and, said he: "Are your carrying any Insurance 1" SJ WEEKS AT QUAMNTINE. I I ! TIIE DRAMATIC) 6T0BT OF AN DLSIOBaKT PRIBONEtt IN A FLOATING PLST-HODSB. Hope, Fear and Despair of Fassengere on the Bvll.Fated Alesla At Ancbor at I.aet In Hlht of a Free Land, bnt Banished from It Till Dancer of Contagion from the Dread Uleeaee Vt'ns Fast. An unassuming Italian immigrant, appar. cntly well educated, but driven by poverty from his native land, took paseago on the ill. fnted cholera ship Alesla. In looking among tho city departments for work he mot with a World reporter who understood his lan guage Hero is tho story ho told when asked what six weeks' Quarantine wore liko to him: "Wo loft Naples bohlnd us on Sopt. 3," said tho Italian to n World reporter, through an interpreter. "Wo supposed that wo had left tho hated cholera behind us also. There wero 601 of us, but two of whom were 111, and they but slightly. A week passed. No sickness showed itself. A week and no cholora 1 Wo had reason to suppose that we had escaped its dread grasp. But, no ! Wo had boon nine days out wliou a young man named Luigi Maria died, aftor a few hours' illness. His body was hastily con signed to tho waves after tho usual services. Tho ship's surgeon nnd officers looked palo and grave, but nothing was said. At that timo tho passengers did not know tho causo for those alarmed countenances, but thoy learned later. Throo days later and Antonio Baldyana bocamo ill and was a corpse in a few hours after his first attack. ' ' An uneasiness settled upon tho passen gers and was communicated to tho crow. Thorti was something in the sudden taking off of theso men which suggested cholera, and tho suggestion was more suggestivo be causo of tho fact that we had left a cholora infeoted port. "The next to go was a sailor, who was taken ill and died tho following day, tho lGth. It was useless to attempt to conceal tho fact longer the dread disease was upon us. "Tho realization was terriblol In Italy wo could flee from tho ecourgo. In tho mountains wo could find at least fancied se curity from its ravages. But there wo woro, penned in between the limited walls of the ship, with nothing bnt an apparently limit less waste of waters about us, condemned to remain and see our fellow.traellers. our friends and our relatiycs dio. and, perhaps, to die ourselves, without an opportunity to ewido our fate. " Tho first feeling was one of determined ro. sistanco to fato, but this was succeeded, after realizing its futility, by a stolid indif ference among somo, while others 6at around nnd seemed to chafe at tho slownoss of death in claiming them for his victims. " Days dragged on. The officers of the vessel performed their duties in n perfunc tory sort of way ns though they might as woll bo called whilo at their post as in mop. ing and bewailing their situation. " Death wns accepted as his lot by ovcry man on tho ship, and yet tho floating pest housowas driven on to its destination as though its freight of disease was ns welcome as so much gold and precious stones to the New World. No one had thought that he might escape what was universally accepted as the common lot until lund was sighted on Sept. 23, when they who wero not vet stricken first began to realize that thore was still hope in a roleaso from the diseaso impregnated prison-honso which held them. "How long were tho hours which inter, vened between the sighting of laud and tho morning of Sopt. 23, whon our yellow flag brought the Health Officer aboard with an ordor that we go into quarantine 1 " Our hopes, which had risen with a sight of the land on which we had hoped to set foot and fly from the pest which had pursued us across tho ocean, woro dashed by the order that we be isolated from tho tho rest of mankind on the islands in the bay. This order was a terrible disappointment. We muet remain and flirt with death. But our chances for life wero materially increased, and we weloomed the obango from tho plague-infected ship to the not over hospito bio island with eagerness. "Wo wero not comnolled to huddle to gether with the sick and dying. From these we were isolated. "Eight of our passengers and crow bad died on tho voyage rfnd many were ill with tho dreadful disease when we arrived. New oases wero reportod daily. " The capacity for grief seemed to be lost on board tho vessel, but on tho island it was dif ferent. Hopo had returnod. With what poignant grief was it I learned of the illness nnd death of a brother, whoso loss would havo hardly been noticed had it occurrod on shipboard. In the six dreary weeks of ban ishment I used to watch with longing eyes the, inward-bound vessels sailing to your wharves. As hopo grow strongor I chafed more and moro ovory day for release, until on Nov. 17 I was set free. I boliove another month of it would havo driven me crazy." Si ABLE TO PAY ALL DEBTS. Why the Firm of Drown, Wood d; Kinsman Went Into Liquidation. The dry-goods firm of Brown, Wood & Kingman, of Now York, Boston, Philadel phia and Chicago, which went into liquida. tion yesterday, is said to be fully able to meet all its liabilities. Mr. Kingman, one of tho partners, who was seon nt tho Now York office, 68 Worth street, this morning, indignantly deniod the rumor that tho firm had failed. " We have simply docided to close up our business," he said. "Tho senior partner, L. L. Brown, got interested in other ventures nnd divortod muoh of his capital from this firm. This loft us in an embarrassing position and, to pro vent tho trouble which wo foresaw would cotno if wo tried to carry Mr. Brown and his othor enterprises, wo docided to cIobq out our business. A finer business novor went into liquidation. It brought us an income of half a million a year, and vou may be suro wo did not give it up willingly. Still, we aro perfectly solvent, and the individual members of tho firm will soon bo in business again." To Entertain for Chnrlty. An entertainment under the auspices of the Col lege Oithollo Club will ie given to-morrow even ing at St. John's College Hall, Wlllooghby and Lewis avenues, Brooklyn, for tho benefit of the poor under ihe.c.re of the Society of bt. Vlnceni de Paul. Among tho arrav of artists who have volunteered their services are Ventr loqulst H.rry Kenne iy, Walter It .tiers, solo cornetlst of Cappa's hen nth Regiment Hand; Prof. Brown, humorous tea er: Prof. It. E. Msyne, elocutionist: Miss M. Ford, Miss A. Dean, Messrs. J. J. W Ite, William Miles, II. B, Walker, Harry Koutley VMlllam Drown, Benjamin II. Cnisholm, and I strumental muslo under tue ulrectln of Prof. Brnjamln. To Ho to Newburs for Trial. Thomas ltrenuan, alias O'Brien, the noted Chi rago bunco operator, who, 13 company with Tom Devlne, a New York sncceisor to Hnniry Joe, now serving the State at S'ng Sing, swindled T. U. Houston out of a 11,000 bill on bund y nlijht, was fully Identified this morn ng us th clever swindler wno secured tlo,ooo in Albany city ,onpon bonds tromTnnm so. King, the venerable President ot the Newbury Havings Bank. Mr. nine tlslted Po lice Headquarters this morning and Identified Brennan. The Cntca.o swindler will go to Mew burg lor trial. No Business to be Hone at Hlntr SloaT. The yacht agency of Conrtland II. Bllven, who was recently sentenced to 8 ng Sing for aiding a criminal 0 eratlonon MUs Frankle Bell, has been closed op, and his yacht property has been sold for the nominal price n $. A Timber Rafr OOO Feet Iionsr. The English steamer Inn a has been chartered by Messrs. Scammell Bros. , ship brokers of this city, to tow the Joggrus, a Nora Bootla raft of timber, 600 feet long, to this city, toftSj-tfjayflk. ffiftof-stf ffirfa liifeSlT''" 'A-.iCiai ' M8 BF8T KANBITLL OUT. V Col. Smith Nat Tet Paid In Fall for Merrlee at Mr. Ovlnalon' Wedding. A reporter of Tint Would called this morn ing on Col. Nicholas Smith at the Astor House to ask if ho had heard anything moro from Mr. E. J. Ovlngton, the Brooklyn ohlna merchant, in reference to his bill for services as best man at Mr. Ovington's wedding to Miss Georgio Maize, of Louisville. A de spatch from Louisville in tho evening edition of The WonLD, yesterday, stated that Col. Smith had rendered a bill of $180. and that Mr. Ovlngton would pay only 100. Col. Smith at first glanco bears a startling resemblance to Edwin Booth. He hns a clear cut faco, hiB eyes aro a deep brown and his hair is gray nnd is brushed back, falling pvor his shoulders. Ho Is a Kcntuckian by birth, and married Miss Ida Grcoloy, the daughter of Horace Grecloy. When tho rcportor callod Col. Smith had , just arisen. Ho said that ho had heard noth ing moro from Mr. Ovincton. "' My acquaintance with Mr. Ovington was merely casual, having met him in Louisvillo about a yoar ngo whon visiting," Col. Smith went on. " Here Mr. Ovington mot tho young lady who afterwards becamo his wife. Ho paid her marked attention. When ho ro turned to PariB ho cabled a perfunctory offor for Miss Maize's hand. Tho young lady's answer was ' yes.' Then ennio a request from Mr. Ovlngton that I should act as his best man at his wedding and I said I would. " When Mr. Ovington returned from Paris I telegraphed him my congratulation. After words I recoived n telegram to come on to Louisville, which I did. The marriage took plaoo and I returned to Now York. "After waiting about three weeks I wrote Mr. Ovlngton, telling him I had drawn on him for $180, my actual expenses for tho trip. I had put myself to great inconvenienco sim ply tb oblige Mr. Ovington. In reply I ro ceived a note from Mr. Ovington, inclosing a check for $100. Ho also snid that ono of tho messages had lieon sent by Mrs. Faulds with out his knowing. Mrs. Faulds is tho lady who introduced Mr. Ovington to his wife. " Then I wroto acknowledging tho roceipt of tho $100, and informed Mr. Ovington that I should expect tho bnlanco by mail, viz., $80. I also spoke rather sharply of the way ho repudiated Mrs. Faulds' action. A reply camothat he did not proposa to 'assist' mo any further nnd that he had returned tho present I made Mrs. Ovington to Mrs. Faulds. This was too much, and hore is tho reply I sent him." Col. Smith exhibited tho following peppory epistle : AsTon House, New York, Nov. 16, 188T. Hir: I thought I haa d ne with you, but it seems much easier 10 be on wltn.a blackguard than to get rid of him. The 'uontlemen" whom jotisay yon consulted. If thry are ro be juiiged bv 10 answers you put Into tnrlr mouths, clearlr belong to your own school; as It Is not easy to conceive of men, brnl outsiae of a china-shop, with aucn crude no tions of decency. But, after all, you see the per son oest fitted to adjudge Ihe value of your new ex perience, and if It appears to you to be something that stranners should be taxed to piy for, I sup pose It must be so. A man who conld, as you on your own confession did, repudiate the claims of lady who lnt reeded and negotlated'forhlm In the most delicate affair of life, I should huve known would not hesitate 10 lay trli ute upon me. I remand you to the shopkecplng limbo from which I lifted you. With due re-pi-ct, Nicuolab 8jirrn. " I havo not heard from him sinco," Col. Smitli said, " and do not care to. Thore is one thing I wish to bring out plainly which will show what Mr. Ovington is. Mrs. Faulds, v ho practically did nil tho courting for Mr. Ovington, asked him to grant her a little financial favor, and he refused. As ho had boen posing ns a threo millionaire I should think he might havo remembered tho ono who sccurod him his happiness. Why, he is as fragile as are tho cupB in his china shop." Col. Smith said ho had asked Mr. Ovlngton to Indorse a note at four months for $1,000, and that Mr. Ovington had rofused. Mr. Ovington is sixty-llvo years old, and his wifo is but nineteen. GOOD FOR NEW I0RR CIGAR-MAKEBS. The Effect of the Lockout of LC.OOO Tobacco Worker nt Havana. The lockout of 12,000 cigarmakers at Ha vana is considered by tho manufacturers of cigars made from Cuban tobacco in this city as decidedly favorablo to their trade, for it will reduce largely the importation of Havana cigars. Tho cigar-makers of Cuba aro woll organjzod.and demand an agreement which will keep them at work tho year round. This, their employers soy, is impossible. A compromise is likely to be mado in a short time, but tho longer the lookout lasts tho better it is for New York manufacturers. Thero are threo or four largo establishments in this city where cigars aro mado of Cuban tobacco. The cigar-makers aro paid from $18 to $42 per 1,000 for the making alone, and the work is dono by Cubans and Spaniards who woro at ono timo employed in Havana factories. Great quantities of cheap cigars ore mado at Havana undor annual contract with agents of tho Fronch aud Spanish Governments, and tho prices aro so low nnd the competi tion has nccorno so great that wages are down to a minimum and tronblos occur nearly every year botween tho workmen and their employers. SilEYITCH WAS VERY CAREFUL. Snpt. Murray Find N thin In III Speech to Cause Ills Arrest. Capt. McCullagh, of the Fifth street sta tion, attended tho Anarchist meeting at Cooper Union at which ex-Editor Shevitch spoko. ne was nccomponied by a full force of policemen in uniform. Picked mon in citizens' dress wero detailed to special re. portorial work among the staff of press reporters. Tho Captain was also an attentivo listener. Copt. McCullagh has made his report to Supt. Murray. Ho said that there was noth. ing in Shevitch's speech that came within the reach of the law. Ho further said that Shevitch differed greatly from Most in the open expression of his convictions and exer cisod much more policy. His remarks had ovidently been carefully prepared, and, while using strong language concerning tho execu tion of the Chicago Anarchists, he kept studiously within tho borders of the law, and went only ns far as tho Ponul Codo would guarantee safety to him. In view of this report from Copt. McCul lagh, Supt. Murray will toko no action in Shevitch's case. The Superintendent said this morning that his order to the captains to attend all meetings of Anarchists and re port officially oil treasonable nnd incendiary utterances calculated to provoke a breach of the peaco is still in force, but he feels certain that tho verdict in the Most trial will deter futnro Anarchist orators from urging tho use of bombs in their public utterances. Found Insnne In the Pnfk. An Insane man, with small pieces of paper stuck all over his clotiilng, whlen he clatmed were med its. was found wandering In the upper part of Central Park last night. He was brought to the Arsenal, where the only answer that he would give the sergeant when questtotird In rigard to his home was Vosbur. n. " He was sent to Bellevue Hospital for examination. At the ho.plial he raid that lie was Kins- OusUve, and that be had been living with the Indians. To empty pock-tbooks were fom d on his person. He was well dressrd. He appears to be a German. He ls about twenty J eats of age. It ls thought at the Arsenal that be as escaped from some Institution. - Diversion of a Cabman. Residents of West Tnirty-second street were startled at 1 o'clock this morning by load shon's, snd the galloping of a horse np and down the block, betwi en Sixth and Seventh avenues. The same noUe attracted I'odceman McNallv, who be held William iloo-ao, a cauman.ot Sl East Twenty atxtb street, on the box of his cab and working off the excitement caused by sundry potatlous. Ilo- ?an, at the Jefferson Market Conrt, was fined $10 bis morning. MfcjSiySnSBBWfcig- tmjWVm J"&mm'mMSMKa MANI ATTRACTIONS AND OPEN PUESM ' AT TUE MA80NS' PAIR. 1 Dootha Loaded with Thins of Beantrt and Mt Dnyer and Seller Doth Zealona In th ' Good Work The Flower-Stand a Geo. j Iral Attractlen-The Show In the Even. v'l Ins-Inspector William Way Get a Ooau Thore was no diminution in the throng .' that flllod the grand hall of Masonio Tempi 1 last night, whero the Masonio Fair claims ' general attention! and tho pretty maidens. i with ingenuous ways which, though demure, are dangerous to the purso, wero large M j ever to swell tho receipts, and tho mato visitor who escaped them without being lighter la 9 pocket doesn't deserve to go to a fair, or to have a protty girl to speak to him. '& There wns ono ever-changing panorama of S colors and human life from the opening of S the doors in tho afternoon until long past tho m hour assigned for closing, and tho general tf committeo has given proof of great wisdom n in sotting apart the immenso corridors for' a ' promenade. Indeed, without theso oxits for 'L t tho crowds, whero to put thorn or what to do m with them would bo a problem hard to solve Within tho hall, whero tho hosts of buyors 1 or spectators pause in the almost continuous J march around tho tables and permit tho 1 modest man, who doesn't want to follow J suit, but who wants to seo all that U to bo I seen, a momentary glimpse of things beauti. V f ful, a bowildoring scone is beforo ono. Ar. J8 tides of every variety and hue, for overy purpose, useful or ornamental, aro arranged M in nrtistio groupings ot overy booth. Bilk placques. with pretty hand-painted back.1 fl ground and foreground, tho work of the deft f fingers of contributors, line the sides or hang ?, t from somo tiny brass stands. Elegant needle. work, which is as wondrously made as it ls M wondrously beautiful, finds eager buyers, and knicknacks of overy conceivable design m aro arrronged boforo one at e ery turn, a Jf ' standing challonge to open one's purse and s -y challcngo that seldom goes unheeded. M And tho interest which the ladies have m shown in tho undertaking since its inception B months ago is now taken up by those who a wero not fortunate enough to be counted in & tho original fair committee, and they aro. JE, r carrying tho charitable schemo to a suooess II that now gives promise of being without pro. si cedent. Subscriptions and contributions aro f pouring in. Ingenums minds are doily dovis. M ing somo new method of adding to tho re- 9f cetpts of different tables at the expense of tho . J purse, and now votes on everything almost '-9 mav bo taken, giving one the dual oppor- "M tunity of aiding the charity and expressing a ? y, , practical ooinion of tho candidates. &?r At tho flower booth, tho great central at- M traction of the fair, there is always an im- jS monse attendance, and tho ladles within and M without tho booth, who devote their time to j? the service of this particular table, are never 'S- tired of exchanging ruses for dimes and as pretty flowers of all Kinds for equivalents in Undo Sam's money. A great attraction within the hall, outside S those enumerated, is tho organ solos, and " the willing organist, who never seems tired i of entertaining tho crowds that flock about Wn him, makes tho placo re-echo with music and 3 odds much to the pleasure of the fair. Then in tho commander' room, where the enter- taimnents aro held nightly, tho gathering Jfc finds more amusement, and the moment tho tf opening selection is hearditbo crowds turn in jt its direction and remain undivided listeners m till tho music of tho last number dies away. w Lost night tho concert was given by Buch T$ nrtiBts as Daniel Dussault, Maurice Saiidberg, j Miss Alico K. Hore, Miss Celia Sohiller, Miss m Julia Levy, Miss E. Lambert and Prof. fjbf Domllot. To-night thore will bo a vaudevillo M entertainment under the direction of Brothers .ml H. S. Sanderson and Itichord Fitzgerald, " W: though the programme has not yet been de- r' cided on. 8 Among the latest devices for attracting &' money is a gold watch and chain valued at I, $600. to bo presented by tho managers of the ., fair to tho most popular pastor in either New f; York and Brooklyn. Tho list of candidates l includo tho Itev. Dr. T. De Witt Taltnoee, ft tho Rov. Dr. John Holl. ttabbl Gotthellm, Jf the Itev. Dr. Pavtou, the Itov. Robert 4jt Collyer and tho Itev. D8. Matthew H. Pog- K son. Although tho balloting started only ' lost night, interest is already strong in the ' " result, and quarter dollars are pouring into ''M the ballot boxes along with tho name of some M one pastor. Last night Dr. Paxton rather 3 had tho lead, with tho Itev. Brother Collyer a . 9 close second. The friends of Dr. Talmago m aro working hard for him, and it will not b M surprising if he comes out very near the top. m ' For the jewels to be given to tho mostpopu. ,j lar Master thoro is also lively voting. Last a night worthy Brother Henry Herrmon led m tho list. Brother Isidor Metzger leads on the hh stud for popular seoretary and Mrs. Bloom f won the cake and Mrs. Salzur the bird cage, t both displayed on tho table of Mt. Neboh M Lodge 257. For the fruit cako to be rnvon the most x popular Grand Lodge offlcor, Frank K. Law. i rence stands second, with Secretary E. M. L. Jj Ehlers fourth, J. Hoole third, whilo John M Pole leads with 20 votes to his credit. fg i For tho goat, for the most popular Mason, Js? these are the figures: E. M. L, Ehlers, 28; "MH E. B. Harper, 3: Polico-Inspoctor Alex. 8. J5 Williams, 46; John Boyd. 1: C. 0. Shayne, M 27 : K.Weil, 30 : P. F. D. Hibbs, 25 ; William M Dilkes, 1; Police-Cant. J. B. Eakens, 8 SJR Goorgo Crcgior, 5. Si- r Beethoven and Solon Lodgos lead the vote ft for tho gold square and compasses. Yj Yesterday Mrs. H. H. Brockway sent her check for $1,000 to the fair committee, and ra many other contributions of substantial ,a character wero also recoived. H Telrarraph Kate Ileduced. x The Western Union Telegraph Company has just J, announced a reduction In long-dUtance telegraph 9 ' rates. Tho reduction embraces all places east of Jv Montana and Utah. The highest rates on the oom- J pany'sllne between points, some of which are jk 4,000 to 5,000 miles apart, will be 11. The Hon. tana, Utah, New Mexloo and Texas rate has been ". reduced from $1 to 75 cents. The rate from the , section east of the Mississippi Klver and north of Tennessee and North Carolina Is reduced from T5 ' , cents to 60 cents, and tne rate from the seotion east of the Mississippi Illverland aouth of Virginia and Tennessee, from CO cents to 50 coots. ArtlcUs of Incorporation of the Postal Automa tic Company, which proposes to build a telegraph, line across iho continent, have just been filed in Boston. Trying- to Identify III Diamond. ''l Matthew Morgan, a retired Exchange plaea banker, whose place of residence on Madison are- 3 nue was robbed of $ 8,000 worth of diamonds by the l( Milwaukee second-story negro snoak-thlef,Dorsey, ' visited Tollce Headquarters thU morning, aocom. n panted by a lady, Tey were closeted with In. J sp ctor Byrnes along time and were busily en J caged In examining crdloallr with ih- aid of, a I Jewel er'e magnifying gias a lotof diamonds, loose a and In settings, which were spread out on a table J n.ar a window. The Insiector tsslbnt onthesub. je ;t, but It Is believed th it be haa beon successful j la a nn-aiure In his efforts to reoov.r the precious 1 atjntB which made up the rich haul of Dorsey. -1 Entertainment for Working- Girl. , Prof, earlier baa placed bis hall, at 60 Fltux t ' avenue, at tne disposal of Henrlette Markstem for her Sunday entertainments fbr working girls. Bohmer 4 Co. hsve agreed to prlut 80,000 cards of Invitation and to send a piano every bundsy, Th l next entertainment will be at Cirt lor Hall at 1 M f o'olock next Sunday afternoon. I In Aid ol Patriot Dreslln's Fatally. ?, Friends ot the 1st John 3, Brtslin, th IrliU ,' patriot, met last night in the Ashland now and took steps toward starting a fond for the benefit of - I Mr. Breslin's widow and children. Judee Browne, jM of the City Court, presided, and A. E. Coetello, JkJ waa Seoretary. A committee on appeal was ap. tm pointed. tW ll