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Kli" (Acato Measurement,) Ew Ordlnsrr. 25 cents per Una, No eitr pile for o- E$ ttrtatla display, Dnilnaaa or Special Notlew, oppoalt HEin Jtilttnal V'fi 60 CnU P una, Heading JJotleee, Ht3 lUmd or nuked "Adit,"i First put, 91.00 per Hhu Its t Fourth pass, 91,20 per llnl lotlde put, 81 HfivSu T-ar hne, HjS" tit rtttttfortdvertlrtnc I t flatly Wobld dp pot aj- KA 1$ t"A '' "9 fw, Wor te tAa rat.f of Ai t.iue Ht&- Itlv totXtilorr.lo.il edition. WSt BETTER WAIT I HjjT The only hopo for success in & mld-wlnter KtK strlko on tho coal roads lies in tho perfoct Bm anion of tho Knights of Labor and of the Hf other organizations of workingmcn in its Ux support. Even then the Buffering caused to SB J1001 P00r' would more than overbalauco Kjs any gain from success, MS' Tho Roadlng strlkn is not sustained by the Bf Order. Its necessity is questioned. The He authority that forcod it is denied. Its failure, Hftfr ifporslstod In, is thoroforn foredoomed, Mjffi' The aggrieved laborers should await a bet- HhL ter timo. K PEAOTIOAL BENEVOLENCE. ft To help tho holpless to help themselves is Bfrlf the finest bonevolence. To mako tho poor Ksf 60lf-supportlng is the greatest charity, MSs? Baoh a benevolence and charity is that Just B$ established at Albany by Senator and Mrs, Bfe BTANrons, called the " Lathrop Memorial Bg noma for Ghildren." Its purpose is to care KjK tor the orphans and children of the poor and K?jk to train them in industrious hnblts and slm. K&fe pie manual arts, A knowledgo of how to HH$ work and tho habit of industry aro all that & thousands of children need to make a success fc"Sf instead of a wretched falluro in life, Buch Homes should bo multiplied. 14 A LITTLE TOO PATERNAL, ' The proposition to extend tho Government IS supervision to tho business of express com. I. ponies smacks n little too much of paternal. Bi ism, Ep Buch a movement might become necessary Kj to protect the people from the extortions of a monopoly, but it is hardly needful yet, WSSfH That government is best which governs Hi? least.' MM A NOBLE QITT. Has The two splendidly constructed, perfeotly HEK equlppod and amply endowed buildings BFFj. added to the College of PhyBioIons and Sun Hfc , goons, as tho gift of the VANDEnnrLTs, com. KjgT plete a noble benefaction to the city by this wealthy family. , ' The Blosne Maternity Hospital will be a Hfe.' blessing to the suffering poor. The Vender. Bg , bilt Olinio will be a great aid to medical VOL science. BJ2 It is such a use of wealth as this that Is B 'the best answer to Boolalism, HP TEE KF.ATTEBT BWHTDLIKO, Hb To rob a workingwoman of her meagro Hk wages is about the meanest form of swindling Hue. that tho ingenuity of mean employers has IM invented, H The wages ordinarily promised for most Bf 4 kinds of women's work are a half swindle in g?' their insufficiency. To "boat" the toilors BJQf out of this is a doflblo outrage HM Tho offorts of the " AVorkingwomen's 1 Proteetivo Union " to prevent and to punish Hgjt this robbery of the poor are described in Banother column. They should receive ample HBWJ?TBjcncouragemcnt and support. V qp Bluff and tough Emperor William was en. gpW3-' " Joying himself at the opera while stock gnm. BBRT biers in this city sought to mako money out Hjr of a false report of his death. If a people Hflr must have an Emperor, the good old Will. Hf&- IA11 fill tho rolo admirably. BJE Senator Paluzb's confidence that the lie. (.UP publican party will " destroy the saloon " cannot bo based upon any diminution in the number of Republican proprietors or patrons Bjff of these places. Ilclorm, liko charity, should !',. begin at home. Tho Reading Company made a very poor M& tjso of its "victory "when it proceeded to Hir discharge men after the strike had been Hgk stopped. If tho company alone would suffer, Bf" tho public would liko to see tho strike re. & Bowed. fe- v, A " lard 'Trust " is the latest. All these Hip oosbinea will stand on a slippery basis If the In Xregiskturef do their duty. Bfti. Isa't it rather a queer sort of republicanism HE wieatfee queetlou of what it is right and BjT op tit the people to see on Sunday is K BBs BBk'J ij1 ' decided by a Folioe Justice upon the opinion of a policeman ? An able lawyer, a learned and upright Jurist and a good citlten was lost to New York in the death of Judge Ratallo. If this is the little end of a blizzard, the wild West is welcome to its distinction for big things in this line. The striking railroad men would better re consider their reconsideration and go to work. AROUND THE DEPARTMENTS. Frank A. ODonnel, of tbe Bureau of Arrears, li the nattiest-dressed roan man In tbe Finance De partment. lUobird E. Itott, Depatr Clerk of tbe Board of Aldermen, Is a great Hibernian. Jacob fleshotd, Deputy Commlistoner of Street Gleaning, would capture tbe prize for conrteij and efficiency. John IL Gunner, son of Police Captain Ounner, Asalatant Probate Clerk In the Surrogate's office, la preparing to move. J. G Lulley, Auditor of the Atraednot CommU ston, smoltea I'erlecto cljara. Floyd T, Smith, Secretary of tbe Tax Depart ment, 1 a boo relatives on Long Island. William IL Jaaper, of the Board of Assessors, U an amateur minstrel. Inspector Patrick J, Morlarty, of tbe Excise Hoard, Is well up In Irlab blstorr. City Marshal James McOauley It tbe side-partner of ex-Clvll Justice John Callahan. Daniel M. Donegan, of the County Clerk's omee, la 11,300 ahead of tbe races far tbe season of 1S9T. Frank Watts, the blotter clerk in tbe Register's office, tackles mince pies for lunch, Thomas MoWaters, Clerk of the Exolae Board, used to be a theatrical preas agent. Under-Sherlff John B. Sexton Is already spoken of for the Tammany Hall nomination for Sheriff In 1688. Commissioner Itlobard Croker, of tbe Fire De partment, and John J. Beannsll, the Wigwam leader In tbe Eleventh District, are contemplating a trip South. Not many changes are looked for la tbe Comp troller's omee under the new regime. The Civil. Service law will aot as a safety valve. Col, John It. Fellowa baa asked Supremo Court Judge-elect Morgau J. O'llrlen to appoint a court officer for him, while Judge O'Brien has written to Col, Fellows to retain a clerk In tho District Attorney's office. p . WORLDLINCS. Over five thousand acres of good timber land near UawsinsTllle, os., sold at auction recently for 153. 60U10 of the land went for leas than half a cent an acre, Millions of dead flah have been washed ashore on Middle Bound, near Wilmington, K. C, and the odor from the decaying mass la said to be intol erable. Mo onu knows what killed the nan in so great nnmbers. The father of Gen. Custer, tho famous cavalry man, la living at Monroe, Mich. He la halo and vigorous at eighty-one, and the looal paper says that be hasn't Joined tho Prohibition party to any alarming extent yet. " An Indianapolis newspaper says that the first soldier to suffer death for desertion In the wsr was Ilobert Gay, an Indiana schoolmaster, who bad enlisted from tbe southern part' of the State, and was ahot at Camp Burnaldo, Indianapolis, in 1863. Tho city of Orereld, In Ilhenieh Prussia, has Just to, tto inhabitants (unless some one has dledaluoe this Item came aoross tho water) and the peoplo sro In a flutter of anticipation as 10 what patriotic clllzen will becomo the happy father of tho child that will round out the number to an even 100,000. A note ptoked up In a rural post-office In Tennes see reaut "Dear -t The reason I didn't lair when yon latt at me In the post-oos yesterday was becase I bed a bile on my faae and kant laff. it I laff sho'll bust. Hut I love you, bile or no bile, laff or no laff." A Milwaukee man has received from a friend In England a complete set of coins strnok In honor of Queen Victoria's jubilee. Tho set Is valued at tis and comprises live silver pieces a crown, half crown, florin, two-shilling piece and ahllllng and two gold pieces a sovereign snd half sovereign. AFayettevllle (N. a) farmer keeps ahorse snd cow la adjoining stalls, and the cow baa been In tbe habit of sticking Its tongue through a crevice In the wall and stealing ita neighbor's fodder. The horse stood the thieving as long as be could, snd then seized the cow's tongue In his teeth and bit It completely off. A Flttaburg mechanical engineer bas Invented a novel movable dam, bj tbe use of wbloh, be claims, a boating atago of water may be obtained In shallow rlvera at all seasona of tbe year. The Invention has been examined by old river men and pronounced practicable. Tho inventor is eighty two yeara old. While a New Berlin (Fla. ) Jeweller was using his blow-pipe the lamp exploded and bis bead and shoulders were deluged with a mass of burning alcohol. Quick as thought he plunged headlong Into a tank of water standing near by and, al though be was nearly drowned before he could be pulled oat, aaved himself from burning to death. Mr. J. V. Phillips bas been astonishing bla frlenda In Montgomery, Ala., by bla remarkable feats of mlnd-resdlng. In order to test bis ability one man took a circuitous and Intricate route to an old barn and hid a silver dollar In a bale of hay. On his return Mr. rnllllps was blindfolded, snd, following the route with ease and quickness, be found the coin without the least trouble. Some montha ago tbe wife of an English news paper writer, who was In Mew York and out ol vork, applied to tbe Century Company for assist ance and a purse of 150 waa raised for ber. Very recently the editor of the Cenlurv received from the lady a dralt for t-M and accrued lutereat, with a note stating that the amount repreaented the flrat 150 they had been able to aavo since the husband obtained a poaltlon. There are faith cure practitioners In Chicago who ire said to be maVlug from 15, 000 to $10,0u0 a year out of tho peoplo who believe In their doctrines, Altosctber there are several hundred faith cure doctora hi the city and tbe Christian Science Col. legea there are turning out graduates by the score every month. No attention Is given In these col. legea to tbe atndy of anatomy or physiology, as they are not considered necessary to a practition er's training. 1 An International Promenade. rV0in1HrAl) Distinguished Foreigner Those men aoross tbe street seem to be attracting a great deal of atten tion. American Tea; tbe one on the right la Mr. O'snaunneaay, the great Amsrlctn pugilist. Distinguished Foreigner And the one on the left? American That la Mr. Uulhooly, the great Eng-llih sugillst. " """ Distinguished Foreigner I see. Who are tbe other iwot American One of them la Mr. Mullcahey, the rioted feather-yrelgbt Canadian, and tbe other Is Mr. McMorlariy, the- Australian heavy-weight. The Beauties of Astronomy. ' IA Jverriltevil Jhrald, Astronomy is a beautiful solenoe. A sdtntlat tills us thst it would take a railroad train, travel, ling day and night at the rata of fifty miles an boor. ,u,ocOyars to reach tbs star Alpha Cen taur!. Tne difficulty of building a retlroaj to thta remote star wiu. it la feared, prevsnt a practical tut ot tbe experiment. DAN IAM0NPS RISE IN LIFE. a ! a a.., HIEIM CALKINS FIRST HELPED HIM GET A PLACE IN ALBANY. After that ale Joined tbe Staff of the Albany "Arua"and lieported llie Meeting1 of tbe Aasombly Ilia Itnovrlrdgo of New York Htata Pslltlca Made lllm Valuable ma Cleveland's Private Secretary. A vetoran Democrat who has spent many years in tho scrvlco of his party in this Btnto and who has known Col. Dan Lamont ovor since the private eocrotnry of tho I'rosldont was a boy, said to a Would reporter lost evening at tho Hoffman Houso : " Dan Lamont has been a vory lucky young man, yet withal ho desorves ft great donl of credit for tho way in which ho 1ms pushed himself to tho front. I know nil about him, and what I toll you about his history cnuuot bo denied, " I will go back to 1870. That year Dan Lamont was a student in Union College, Bchenectady. John T. Hoffman was Gov crnor, and Don Lamont wrote him a lotter asking for an appointment as ono of tho Ex. ecutivo clerks. " Dan wrote that he was trying to work his way through collcgo and needed employment to help him through. He mentionod boveral prominent Democrats as being his friends. His letter and handwriting attracted Gov. lloffninn's attention. "The Governor, howover. did not hnve any phco for him in tho Executive Department, lio referred Dnu to Hiram Calkins, tho vet oron nowspnper correspondent, who was Clerk of tho Henato. Calkins spoke to Cor nolitis Armstrong, tho Clerk of tho AsHembly of 1870, who appointed Dan to a plnco in tho Engrossing Room. " In the full of 1874 Dan ran for Assembly in Cortland County ns the Democratic can didate and was defentod. " Kftinuol J. Tilden was elected Governor that year nnd Dnu sought a position in tho KxceutUe Ohombor. Flo ranie to Now York, saw Hiram Calkins, who introduced him to Tilden. Af tor tho introduction Tildon nskod Calkins if Dan had any backing. "'Let him get somo letters from promi nent Democrats from Cortland,' remarked Tilden. " Gov. Tilden assnmed offlco on Jan. 1, 1876, but ho did not fix Dan os it was thought that ho would. " Cnlkins was elected Olork of the Assem bly of 1876, nnd ho took care of Dan. Ho ap pointed him to tnko chargo of tho Engross lug Room. Whilo Dan hnld this placo ho becomo better acquainted with Tildon. " When John lliuclow took oflice nn Secro- try of Htate ho named Dan as his chief clerk. After that Duu got into tho good graces of Daniel Manning and took a position on tlio HtafT of tho Alliany Argun, " Ho proved serviceable to Manning. Dnn became tho regular Assembly reponor for tho Argus, and during tho campaign of tho Tilden and Manning forces wns clerk of tho Btnto Committee This position brought him in contact with all tho prominout politicians of tho Btalo, and Dan having n natural in stinot for politics, wns soon thoroughly versed with tho politics of ovory county in tho Stnlo. " When Orovcr Clovoland became Gov ernor, ho appointed Dan his priyato secre tary. " That's tho story of Dan Lnmont up to tho time he entorcd tho Whito Houso. I hnvo always given Hiram Calkins tho credit of giving Dan his first start. Hi rum is now ono of our Port Wardens." P ' GUARDING QUEEN AND BANK. Tho Goad Tims tlio IlrltUh Soldier Havo Wbo nro lletnlleit to Hperliil Duly. rrtim th London ifodtrn S1tt'jtl Any ono who has hnd the curiosity to look In at the guard-room of the ralaco uf St. Junius will have been struck with the marked contrast between the accommodation for the omcers and that for the non-commtssloned officers and prlvutcs. lbe luxurious fittings and comfortable bedrooms of the one and tbeicold pssaages and dreary nails of the other are very Instructive. At tho officers' mens thoso In charge of the aectlons of tho Queen's Gourd and the cavalry guard come to dine m tho evening, the Government allowing an annual sum of about X2.G00 for tbe pnrposo ot keeping up the mess. Tbe only duty which these officers have to perform Is to Inspect a batch of sentries once ot twice dur ing tbe day aud to go "tho rounds "once In the night, tharematnJer of tbe time being passed In lounging to and fro between tho Guards' Club, In hall Mall, and the guard-room mess. The rank and Die have to make themselves as comfortable as they can during a long dresry day aud night, with two bonrs' sentry go every four nour. Tho Queen's Guard consists of rive officers and 140 rank and die. Inls Is divided Into three aeo tlous, the tit. James's Palace Guard, consisting of three officers, four flfers aud drummers, three sera-cants and alxty rank and rile. It bean in Its charge for twenty-fnnr hours one ot the colors of the regiment; the Queen's colore on royal birth dayaorlf ller Majeaiy Is In town, and the regi mental colors on ordinary daya when the Court Is absent. The other sections lorm the llticktnsham Palace and Horse Guards guard, each consisting t an officer, a bugler and about forty rank and Hie. The pomp and circumstance attendiug tne moustlng of the guard and the trooping 01 the colore n the Queen's birthday are well Known. Unroyal birthdays every member of the guard under tlie command of the Captain Is allowed a sum of money to drink the health of the Prince or Princess whose birthday It Is which averages about fourpence per man. The officers receive a f;ulnra each. On Her Majeaty'a birthday the sum a doubled. Sucn baa been the wonderful multl plication of royal princes and princesses of late yeara and "the cry la still they come "that the solulere are not without hope of having before long to oelebrate a birthday every day In the year. This Is the only thluir wanting, barring the abaurd dlf. ference between the accommodation for the offi cers and that for the men, to make life in the service of tlio Household troops as near perfection as poor human nature can wish for. The bank picket has the llnet time of It, though. This extraordinary guard takes up Its quarters In side the Bsnkof Itntland every evening at?o'olock ad the year roitud, remaining there until 7 the nrxt morning. It Is an onicsrs' guard and consists of a drummer, two sergeants, and over thirty men. Each man recelvea a ahllllng from the bank author Itlea Immediately on his arrival, a sergeant's snare being two shillings. The officer IB allowed a dinner laid for two, with three hottlea of wine, and U per milled to Invite a friend. Tne guard ts comfort ably housed, each man being aerved out with a watch-coat and a blanket. Gentries are potted during lli nlaht at the bullion bouse and the counting-house parlor. This Is a vast improve, ment on Ht. James's Palace, but then, those who pay the piper choose the tune, which makes all the difference. Honked lit the Hotels. Tbe Sturtevaut shelters John M. Hawley, ot the Navy. Dr. J. 0. Bronaon, of Florida, has taken rooms at tho Everett. Ex-Gov. John Lee Carroll, ot Maryland, Is booked at the Brunswick. Pay Insuector Charles F. Oulld, TJ, S. N., Is sgaln at tho St. James. Capt. Harry Tay'or, United States Engineer, la registered at the Grand. Henry C. Dodge, Mrc. Dodge and H. Percy Dodge are staylui at the Victoria. J. A. Canon, a well-known merchant ot Con. nertlcut, Is at tne t'atk Avenue Hotel. Gen. anJMra. Btnet, of Washington, are at the Grand. Gen. lleuet la Chief ot Ordnance. Johu De Koven, a railroad owner, of Chicago, who travela lu a ptlvato car, baa arrived at the Brunswick. At the Bartholdl are Dr. C F. MacDonald and family, ot Auburn, and M. France, one of Albany's politicians. R. M. Pntslfer, of the Boston llrraia, and O. W. Cutler, Collector of Customs at Suspension Bridge, Nlsgara KjIIs, are at tho Hoffman. United States Senator J. IL Berry, of Arkansas, and ex-Distrlct.Attorney of ltocheater J, N. Beck ley are recent arrivals at tbs Gilsey. Prof, aud lira, P. Fairbanks, of Hi. Johnabury, and Miss Oertrud Edmonds, a popular Boston songatraas, art rtoout arrivals st the Fifth Avenue. W. T, Walters, celebrated, among other tblngs, beoauae ot tbe largo art gallery which ne owna In Baltimore, ana U. W. Hunt, a raUroad contractor, of Portland, ore., are now staying at thoBre-voon. MR. BELCHER'S TEMPORARY BUCCES30K. The Iter. Dr. I.ynian Abbott to be In Chares of tlis Pnstornl Work. It is now almost certain that tho Rev. Lyman Abbott, D. D., will been chosen as Henry Ward Beecher's sue cissor in tho pulpit of riymouth Church, Dr. Abbott, since Mr. Boocher's death, has occasionally filled tlio pulpit and has 5 takon chargo of tho Friday evening ser Sviccs. Other than that lio had no duties in connection with the churoh. He explains (? the present situation EV. LIMAN ABBOTT, ' tll,s wny ' . d. While tho congrega tion of riymouth Church had a preacher for tho Buuday services thoy wanted thoap. pointmcut of somo one whoso duties would embrace more pnBtoral work. Dr. Abbott was tho preacher, Tho ques tion of giving him the pastoral offlco was discussed by the committee and it wns agreed to do so. Boforo that appointment enn be made it must bo indorsed by tho Ad visory Commiltoo, the society and members of the church. On Friday night the question will be dis cussed nnd docided. Then tho consent of Dr. Abbott must be obtained. Whilo tho appointment was proposed to Dr. Abbott, it Is understood he has not yet Elven acceptance, though It is expected that "will. ...... The appointment at best will be only tem porary, luHting until a permanent successor to Mr. Boccher is choeeu. STILL A WIPE-BEATER. Another Chares Aanlnst a Man Who Was Itnllroaded Ten Years Ago. Daniel Callahan, of 370 Front street, was hold for trial at tbe Essex Market Police Court this morning on a charge of beating his wife. Mrs. Callahan was about to leave the wit ness stand, when Clerk Victor Helmburger said t " Tako care, madam. He may strike you. Wait till lie is taken away." Thun Mr. Uoituburger explained his re mark. ' ' Ten years ago," he said to Justice Smith, "this woman appeared ngniust her husband nt llio Tombs. Tno nusuana was commiuou for three months. The sentence was liurdly out of Justice Bixbv's mouth when Callahan turned upon his wifo and struck her a violent blow in tlio fnco. " A chargo of aisault was preforred against him nnd JuhUco lliuliy immediately took the pnperH witli him into the Court of Special Hrsiious. Innido of twenty minutes tho hus band was convictod of tlio assault nnd sen tenced to tho penitentiary for ono year." TALKED BACK TO THE rOLlOKMAN. Thomas II. ray Oppose III Umbrella ton Club nnd I Arrested. There was a firo at 153 Chambers street last evening, and during its progress Thomas B. Fay, who is employed in the willow-waro houso of William II, Barron, ot 141, tried to pass the firo lines on Hudson strcot. Policeman Thomas McDcrmott, of tho Leonard street station, grabbed him by the arm, raised his club, and said 1 " Got out of horo. You can't get through here." " But my ompioyer's plnco may bo on fire," replied Mr. lfay, explaining who ho was. " I don't core for thut," said MoDermott, " swinging his club, threateningly. " Get out of hero." " If you hit me with that club," responded Fay. coolly, " I'll strike you with my um brella." .... " lou will, en ?" rotumctl tue poitaeman, and ho promptly tuggod tho faithful era. Iiloyco to the stntion-housa. Mr. Barron jallod Fay out lator. At tho Tombs this morning Justice O'Reilly as promptly discharged Mr, Fay. DIED AFTER A STRAIGHT TIP. A Trne Prophecy About Oil Among Broker Price's Effect. Tho effects of D. Drake Price, the broken, down stock broker who died in the oheap lodging house, at 87 Bowery, yesterday morning, woro sent to the Coroner's oflice to-day by tho proporty clerk nt Police Head quarters. Thoy consisted of a lot of letters and legal documents showing him to be interested in some litigation over an estate in Oinoinnati. Sovoral ol tho letters were from a brother of tho dead man, John J. Price, of Blooming ton, 111. That tho dead man had not lost all his friends in the strcot was evidenced by a straight tip from a broker to buy oil. This was dated at 0.30 on Saturday last and petroleum had reached 84 on the day of Prico's death, tho "tlppor" only promising 83. . . i.. .sssg p.- TIMOTHY HAYES EXPLODES. Indignant thnt Capt. Derghold Should Sus pect lllm of Seeking Notoriety. Mr. Timothy Hayes, who received from " T. S." yesterday a cigar-box containing a piece of gas-pipo studded with bullets and imbedded in inflammable material, is still nllvo. Whether this is due to his presence of mind in blowing out tho matches which were hiudled by tho opening of tho box, or be. cause there was nothing more deadly in it than a weak hoax, will soon be found out, as Capt, Bcrghold has taken the box to head quarters tu undergo an examination. Mr. Hayes is acquainted with no enemy and cannot believe that any friends of his has tho stupidity to think this kind of thing funny. He exploded to-day as badly as the box could have done. But it was over the Cuntain's remark. " Ho mid it was a chean bid for notoriety," Mr. Hay os exclaimed. "As if I wanted any advertising liko that." A Prlaontir Btarvlng Himself. (TOM fA dnelttnatt Enq wrr. James Chaatlne, a white man, confined In the county Jail at Birmingham, Ala., for murder, Is dying ot starvation. He was put In Jail last July, aud about a month ago announced that be waa go ing to starve himself to death, and for thirteen dava or nlgbta not a particle of food or water passed his lips. Tbe County I'hyslcan then took charge of htm ana forced food down his tnruar. He waa removed to the hospital until he regained a little strength, when be waa takeu back to tne Jail. He linmed.ately refused to eat. and for ten uays now he hain't awubovred nourishment of any klud. Chaatiuels now a living akeleton, with scarce enough atrengtb to apeak in a whisper. Ho peralata In bis Intention of starving himself, and cannot aurvlve many days longer. De baa a wife and sev eral chUdren. . Santa Clau Domiciliated. from tt JCmf iln Frttman, There Is nothing like taking advantage of times and season, a Itondout woman baa kept he children moat amiable for several daya by telling them sh had Banta Claus tn the bouse. 6he makes them believe he will b called on In times of need. "Ho "lies on a bed, covered up, and, of oourse, the children don't go nesr the room. Once In a while the mother goes In the room, and the chil dren get tne benefit of aome afforta In ventrilo quism. The lauihlngof Banta Claua la what they especially admire, and tbe three-year-old says ' be laughs like a bowl toll of jelly. DEAD-BEATS ON TUE RACK. WHERE WORKINGWOMEN GET EEDRESS FOR THEIR WRONGS. Dlsbonoat nnd Ilenrtle Employer Com pelled by Iyo.Tr to Httll With Their Em plsyers When Other Olean Fall The flood Work Done by the WorklnuTromen'a Protective Union at 10 Clinton Place. If man's inhumanity to man is shameful, what may be said of man's unmanly habit of taking advantngo of the weakness of woman ? This thought was suggested by the porusal dally in tho newspapers of the wail of wronged women wronged by husbands and by employers. It is easy to say to a woman, " $4 a week for 100 hours' servloo," because the employer knows that she must take starvation by de grees ns thus expressed or sho must starve quiokly, unloss, indeed, sho bo not driven to a life of degradation, unwomanod and cast out. Then, having roduced a woman to this petty slavery, it is too frequently the case that the employer, whose heart is locked up in his safe, contrives to beat his slave out of tho half.subslstenoe that he had contracted to give her. Especially is this so when tho term of service expires through tho will of the employed. This is the complaint that is heard on every side. Some twenty-flvo years ago 0 number of citizens, bent on the amelioration of New York's poor women and upon defending them from tbe greed of human cormorants, established tho " Workingwomen's Proteo tivo Union," and in 18G8 the union was in corporated. It has an oillco at 10 Clinton plnco, where n Would reporter wont to-day and met Mrs. M. W. Ferrer, tho Superin tendent, and hor assistant. Mrs. M. J. Creagh. He told the ladles that Tnn Would desired to ascertain for its readers to what extent tlio workingwomen of this city were ot tho morcy of thoir omployors, ana who among tho lattor took mlvantago of their powor and abiiNed it. What was learned should arouse a pity in tho hearts of Would readers which should bear fruit in further exertions by the philantbroplo in behnlf of theso weaker ves sels on tho billows of life, Mrs. Ferrer snid that in its first years a largo part of tbe work of tho union was in obtaining employment for women. It bet the example to tho philanthropical, for it was first in the field, nnd now thore nro many societies ougagod in " placing " unemployed 1CJII1I1CH. Thero is such a society connooted with al most every church, bosides several indopon dent organizations of the kind. This has re lieved tlio Union of the grentor pnrt of this work and left it freer to work in tho lino originally intendod that of defonding tho unfriended fcninle worker from thoso who would deprive hor of tho results of hor labor. ,In November, twenty-eight cases woro pros ocnted by tho union through its legal coun sel, John H. Parsons, and 102.48 woro re covered for the complainants. Every dollar of this was duo the complainants for services and work porformed, and the sums for which suit was brought ranged from $1.60 to $200. In each caso the judgment dobtor had agnin and again refused to pay the discharged employee her dues. Many of tho moBt heartless of these delin- ?uent employers aro women. Thore is a ashionnblo dressmokcr her sign in Twenty, third street bears a French nanio. and says sho is a " modiste "-who was defondant in six cases. Each was for the recovery of wages earned by poor sewing.girls orwomon, and the sums owed by her wore from $2.75 upward, and aggregated $75. Jlodamo lives in line style at a first-class hotel, and has for customers somo of tho wealthiest leaders of Now York society. When Thomas F. Cohen called in behalf of the society, madomo was at first very indig nant. When, told thnt a suit in civil court would follow if she did not pay Helen Davis, of 310 East Thirty-fifth street, a poor girl who lmd Vrin emnloved at &3 a week, she f?rw tondor-hcarted and tearfully agreed that sho would pay something every Monday until tho four weoks' pay duo was all paid. Sho novcr paid a cent, and mcantimo the young woman wns in need of money. A judgment was obtained, but it was found that tho fashionable ladies' tailor had nothing from which to collect tho amount. Yot she is still the admired, fashionable woman at her hotel, and sho continues to spend thou sands of dollars annuolly for stylo. Holcn Davis was ono of six victims. Mrs. Jano Fannell lives in cramped quar ters with her three orphaned children at No. 144 West Fifty-second street. Sinco her hus band's death she has boon compelled to corn bread for her babies by working ot Iaundry ing. Among her customers was a stylish and wealthy widow, who. with her mother, lived at the Hotel Normandio. She put off paying Mrs. Fannoll until sho owed lier $8.75, and then flow into a passion and told her she would pay her nothing, say ing that she had stolen handkerchiefs onough to pay herself. The union took up Mrs. Fannell's battlo and obtained judgment in tho Eleventh Judicial District Court for the amount. When Mr. Cohen visitod tho hotel the " ladies " had gone olsewhero to live. He found them after a long search in luxurious rooms in Fiftieth street. To his query as to what the judgment debtor proposed regard ing the judgment, hor mother broko in with : " Nothing, sir 1 I own everything here. My daughter ownB nothing. Do. what you can, airl" Mrs. Fannell is destitute and her children are in need of broad frequently. Mrs. Mary J. Howard, of C9 Gansevoort street, is a weak, sickly, littlo, palo-facod woman, but when her husband was taken to a hospital, very ill, sho essayed to keep their hearthstono until he returned. Shn did clean ing for those who would employ her, and among theso was a neighbor who engaged her at $1.25 n day for cleaning houso and assist ing his wife. She worked flvo days for him and ho laughed at her when she asked for her money. Yesterday tho man appeared at tho oflice of the union in responso to a note. He abused Mts. Howard shamefully, but finally.paid the money. Fortunately tho Workingwoman's act of 1874 covers such cases as this, and should a judgment bo obtained against this man ho might be jailed for fifteen days in default of settlement. But the law cannot bo enforced against ono woman who thus refuses to pay another, aud she defies tlio claimant. Aiinio Lynch, of 565 Third avenue, em ployed os a dressmaker by another French madamo of Twenty-third street at SO a week, is tho solo support of a sickly mother. The madamo is a magnificent woman at tho thea tre or at tho hotel, where sho and hor bus. band, a wine merchant, live. She decided recontly to retire from busi ness after a long and successful carcor as a bon-ton modiste. She owed Annie Lynch $57 buck wages 1 and yesterday tho matter was placed in the bands of the union. Thore aro eight other claimants against this defendant. Mrs. Mary Price, of 219 East Forty-fourth street, was a piece-worker in a laundry until she got a better job and left. Tho proprietor of the laundry refuses to pay her the paltry $1.65 duo heron the ground that she forfeited it when she " resigned." He will be brought up to the rack if possible. For Ada L. Cone, of 400 West Fif ty.seventh street, a judgment of ff-SO was obtained against a broker with an office in the Mills Building and sumptuous apartments at tho Hoffman House, lio owed tho money for a crayon portrait of a lady, the work of Miss Cone, and stood off tho proceedings for a month, Then he defaulted and had left for parts unknown when an officer attempted to exeoute the judgment against him. One fashionable dressmaker paid Into court 64.83 due Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, of 630 West Forty.flfth street, for her work as dressmaker, rather than have the caso be- come public Mrs, Bullivan support two children with hor noodle. Tho cost of litigation is borne by the Pro tective Union, and when any indgmont is collootod tho poor creditor gots It all. But tho porcoutago of cases in which tho Judg ment can be oollectod is small, for tho ways of tho dead-beat are inscrutable and tho hcart lessnoss of mon and women who aofroud poor, half-starved girls and womon is beyond compare . TOE TEOPLE'S LETTER BOX. Every.Dny Topics of Interest to Readers of the Evening Edition of "Tho World." r ia editor of nt trorld 1 Isuspoct that the letter from " Kottie " in your evening edition to-night was written by a very useful young domestio in my house, hold. It's true that her wages wore in arrears, but it was moro from forgotfulnoss nnd caro lessncss than nuything else. I am happy to say that tlio full amount duo was paid her this ovening. It's only just that sho should havo it. I hope other heads of households will bo frank and ' ' squaro " enough to follow my oxamplo. Pleaso don't mention my uamo. G. A. W. Wanted A Ilemedy, U tt editor of Tht rrorldi It seemB almost incredible that 100,000 working men and women ore out of employ, ment in this city aud in these times of alleged prosperity, but the specific statements made by The World after full investigation Bhow that the estimuto is substantially correct. Of course, a considerable proportion of this number would bo out of employment any way at this season of tlio year, bocause.their work cannot be done to advantage in winter. But, asido from this, the army of , tho unemployed Is large enough to cause serious alarm. It 1b idle to speculate about tho cause of this Btnto of affairs. Tho romody is what tho peoplo want. Who can suggest it ? New York, Dec. 28. Geohqb Roqebs. 1 Tho Lot of the Domestic. TD ilia editor of Tilt World 1 I notice the letter from " Annie M. W." in your evening edition to-night, taking excep tion to the treatment of domestics by their mistresses. Somo points she made are well taken. I think mauy domestics are over worked and that too much is expected of them. But yet I boliove that there are a very groat many instances in whioh they havo a comfortabfo homo and pleasant duties. For instance, thousands of families living in flats employ ono or two domestics. Thoy nave no stuirs to climb and thero is every convenionco to facilitito their work. Domestics who are thus umployod, it soems to mo, presuming thoy havo fairly considorato employors, havo a much easier timo of it and hotter pay than the shop girls and factory girls. Mrs. M. E. 8., 600 Groeno ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 28. Worthy of Her Hire. r editor ofTht Worldl The lettors in tho ovoning edition of The WonLD about tho practice of deferring the payment of the wageB of domestics strike tho nail on the head. Why should the gro cer's bill, tho butchor's bill, the tailor's bill, tho dressmaker's bill, tho rent bill, tho gas bill and all othor kinds of bills havo a proforenco ovor the wages duo domestics? It seems to mo that thohouso-labororis at least asworthy of her hiro os any othcrt laboror. The too common practico of keeping her wagos three or four months in arrears is not only unjust but in many instancos of thrifty domestics means a loss of interest on thoir monoy. Now York, Deo. 28. SAnxn A. TnoitraoN. Wunts to be nn Engineer. T rt editor of Tht World I I am a young man twenty-eight years of ago. who is desirous of learning steam engin eering or how to tako chargo of running; a stationary engine. Will you pleaso adviso mo through Tue Would how or where I can learn this and how to gcj; a license, and obligo New York. Deo. 28. J. B. WHAT DOES PADDY SMITH MEAN? Us TelesTBphs mike Daly's Hacker In Bos ton Not to Come to New York. ISrXCIAL TO THE WOBLD. 1 Boston, Dec. 29. Mike Daly's backer and the American champion himself were at tho train ready to go to Now York Inst evening and see Paddy Smith to mako a match with him. A short timo boforo they were to board tho train this despatch was handed to Daly's backer : Don't oome on. I will see you Wednesday, Jan. i. Will write In meantime. Paddt Smith. To a World representative who was pres ont Daly's backer said, after reading the de spatch : " I do not understand it. If, how over, it turns out within a day or two that Smith wants to fight for a purse and cannot got backing, why, I will not put Daly against him, for tho reason that Smith is not a draw ing card of tho kind nocessary to insuro Mike Daly a liboral purso in tho event of their coming together. Of course an offer from Smith to meot Daly for a stako and o purse would bo entertainod. Daly will continue to train for his fight with Carroll, and unless Smith iB heard from favorably within a week tho two last-named men will come together on the date agreod upon. HOOKING A MUSKALLONQB. It Is Entirely Too Exclttns; When the Fish Run Awav With theDeat. Von IA Dttrolt rrtftant, Mr. Jesse II. Farwell reclined In his comfortable office-chair and Indulged In a reminiscent mood. " Perhaps you never heard of the peculiar adven ture that Spencer Herbert and myself had up In tbe Straits ot Mackinac a few years ago," said he. ' ' You see, we were exploring among the Islands up there In search of cedar timber, Ono day we extended our trip to the Snow Islands. The Jour ney on this particular day was accomplished in a Bmall boat rigged with a leg o' mutton salt While coasting arouud there we thouuht we'd do a little trolling, and accordingly got our tackle in readi ness to cast out our hooks. " We were slowly sailing aloog, having little or no expectation ot catohing anything, when our trolling line suddenly became taut, the heakway ot our craft was arrested and an Instant later we were (lying over the water in tow of some Invisible moDster of the deep. The way we flew around thete, first one way and then another, waa ttmply amnslag. Suddenly our mysterious marine monster turned an acute angle, tho line fouled uciossthe steru of tho boat, and before we had t'me to think the craft capsized and we were struggling In tho water. We were hauled around there for nn hour uy that muskallongo for of course It was a rauskallonge wiien It finally got away. I have a picture of It at home. Catch It? Oh, no, but It nude such an Impression upon our mental faculties when it was hauling us around at mat lively rate that we were able to produce an ac curate photograph ot It. I nave no hesitancy In saving that It waa 6 feet In length, although we were not close enough to It at any time to meaaure Its dimensions. "We were left In a set tons predicament, and although we often laugh over the adventure now It waa not very amusing. There we were, cling ing to an uptnrned boat far Irom shore and out of tbe course of paialng vessels. About an hour and a half later, however, a tug hovo In alght and took ua on board. Aud right here waa perhaps the strangest part of the adventure. The captalu of the tug told us that this was his Urst trip among the Islands, aud that he had gone out of his course to ruu by them In response to on uncontrollable im pulse. The probabilities are that this tug was the only craft tuat passed within sighting distance of that spot during the entire season. " Still at the Old Stand. Iron ( Horvlth Dll,lln. It Is gratifying to learn mat the zoological aver, age of Amerloa Is to be maintained, notwlthttand lng the reoent lire at Barnum'a headquarters. There 1 already en rout from London to Mew Torkacholco assortment of genulns man-sating lions, tigers, cebras. tapirs, antelopes, llamas, baboons, panthers, leopards, alpacas, hippopot ami and pas along to the next cage, laufoa and gentlemen, and aee the great African polar bear ft called the Iceberg'a daughter, known to cat nree tubs of toe and then call for soda water,. SPORTS OF TRACK AND MUG. I ATTEMPTS TO BREAK RECORDS AT TUB MANHATTAN A. 0. GAMES. Western Jack Dompsey In Town iAsktna; for Fight DrlvlnaClnb Olembers Looking for Chances A Billiard Hbarp Taken In by an Amateur Conflicting; Dates In Next Month's Game Fallon and Golden. iP"tfArrh nEBEwillbe two at- I JjTw tempta at reoord. JV I breaking at the Man. jFrvA hattan Atbletlo Club jf ySv winter games In the X olsFSjVS Madison Squaro Gar. XJ41ki3HSp don on Jon. 28. One r&bjZ" (s?9 Kott Wl11 D0 made by J awWfflt. SiJ'i'ffl ' Copland, who has yTOsrtP never foiled ia his pre. JlmEwM vious attempts ot fig. ' -m uros on the slate. The , T jjfgeL-f t2HS othors will bo that of affjftj5jsl J. W. Powers, jr., to -fl ir-V beat tho W-tnUo W. gLIb jj-f!V"ln veenrd modo by (o7g Sfi&Kolbntthe last ohom e" pionship Athlotio meet, ing. Kolb, It will bo romombored, beat Power by thrco inchos, and thoro was much dissatisfaction ovincod over the result. Cop land's try will bo at tho 4. 40-yard hurdle raoe rocord ovor twenty, 2 ft. 6 in. hurdles mado by Safford in the Garden. Tho figures aro lm. 11 l-5s. In limiting up tho records of hurdling tho othor night, Lon Myers was discovered to havo a record at this game too. The Western Jack Dempsey, who fights at about 130 pounds, is in Now York looking for I business. Ho fought Harry Gllmoro when I ho first came out, but thinks ho has greatly I improved since then, I 1 A match between two sixteen-pound bull terriers, a dog and a bitch, to be fought after Jan. 1, is creating run oh interest. Bowery and uptown sports are furnishing the money, and a slashing contest is looked for. Somo of the moro radical of the members of tho Gentlomen'sDriving Club are looking for some important changes next spring" nnder Mr. Alfred de Cordova's presidonoy. If the interest in trotting meetings in Now York is to bo kept up some changes will cer tainly bo necessary. Moro visitors would attend a meeting in which thero was but one race, if it was a very high class one, than would go to seo a score of trots of tho 3.60 class. Jack Fallon denies that ho is mntohed to fight Sparrow Golden. Fallon says he will V gladly 'accommodate Leonard Tracoy, of Brooklyn. Thero will be another mooting of the com. mittoo of tho National Amateur Skating As sociation ot tho Spirit of the Times offlco this afternoon. Mr. Curtis says it is impossible to definitely settle tho placo where tho Jan. 20 and 21 championship meeting will take place, becauso of tho uncertainty of having ice. Thoro has beon somo great skating all around Now York tho past fortnight, strange as this may read to many. One of tho interesting features of going into some of the uptown billiard palaces, if you look a bit innocont, is the snapping up yon will get by somo would-be pool or billiard sharp. Ono of thoso follows cot beautifully done for tho other evening. Ho picked up a countrified-oppearing young man who was intently watching a three-ball billiard game. " Liko to play a game of billiards?" asked tho sharper. " Oh, ves," was the reply. Boforo tho gamo was half ovor the hungry sharp wanted to bet his opponent couldn't make certain shots. Ho was accommodated, and the shots wero made with unfailing accu. racy. Aftorhalf a dozen losing bets tho would-bo skin billiardist turned it up. Ho had boon playing Frank Barton, ono of tho clovorcst amateurs in the city, who has re contly shaved off his mustache. The Pastime Athletio Club's sparring con tests unfortunately conflict in date, Jan. 28, with tho Mruilmtton Athletio Club's big in door meeting in tho Garden. Jack Dempsey will bo a favorite in the bet ting on tho ton-round contest with McCaffrey. The Nonpareil does not say much, but ho fcols remarkably well over getting on the y match. IIo tried to mako a match with tho Pittsburgor long ago, but McCaffrey could not see it. Sports will go on tho lines that j Dempsoy was better than Burke, who was I equal to Mitchell, and that McCaffrey was no better than Mitchell. Dempsoy has como for I ward sinco tho contest with Jack Burko and McCaffroy has probably gone back. A sally of Dompsoy's at tho meeting of the Board of ' Pugilistic Directors at the Hoffman House) tho othor night made quite a laugh. " Why didn't you toll McCaffrey, Jaok," ; asked tho sago, " that it wouldn't hurt his reputation muoh if he.'wero beaten by you ?" ' Do you know he told mo it wouldn't hurt '( mo any to bo lioked by a man of his roputa. ; tion," said the smiling, imperturbablo cnanv. j pion. ; FUN FOR AFTER DINNER. Flneky Fighters. VTrofH tt Jfoncleh .Bulbil,) Jleas are plucky fighters and will stand on tittr- -hind lega and strike at one another until thoy loss legs, antennas and life. Animals with antennas oftentimes havo more pluck than men who haven't any. no Objected. (Iron (Aa Pltulwg Cr(t.l Mrs. Bqnlldlg accidentally dropped and broke 0 fruit Jar yesterday. Whereupon ber husband said she should use better language. He did not ap prove of such Jargon. ; Gets There Jnst the Same. ,) from tht A'ttt Hattn A'.w.) The fashionable buckwheat cake Is about the sis ' of a trade dollar. Exchange. Nevertheless It makes as large spots on thSLCCoV: Burner's face as the unfashionable size. Where to Look. IFVotn tht Mnahamton Republican A dry.goods Arm has the notice " Look ont Tor pickpockets " posted tn the rear of the atore. As a rule, pickpockets are able to look out for them. j stives. Moreover, why should a man look out lot ' them when the chances favor their being ln,t t , No Immediate Danger. t llrom tit BlKohamton JtepulHoaH, '' A Brooklyn crank beitevealtbat a man should be . compelled to marry aa many wives ss be Is able to support. Without discussing tho legal or moral ; aides of the question, we submit that auoh a law would not deplete, to any alarming extent, the I ranks ot bachelors. Duck'Hantlng Weather. tJrom (A4 Aw Orleant rieayunt. Tbe weather that has prevailed of late has made the amateur duck-hunters glad. They like nothing ', better than to be out a couple of daya plunging about In wet, dark awampi, shivering and snaking and getting consumption colds for a two-bit dnok. ; To make auoh idiocy tboronghly enjoyable there most be plenty of rain and very cold weather. Beneath tho Mistletoe. irron (At St. Loilt BipuWea. Atrocious villain be, and wretched sneak lie was unmannerly, disgusting mean, Whilst ane waa fair, and gentle, soft and meek.' lier onaek was nicely puffed with vslvstlue ' lie pressed his lips upon that flour.y cheek. And left a pattern thereoh, hear hsr snrUk I n.r hair tn softest rings did curt and twin, M . 'M Above eaob pencilled eyebrow fair and rouaA ,1 -m In atruggllng, color mixed as in a mist. . And area improvers sprung wltb fatal bosM m He was a horrid brute, a bear, a hound, . . m Ifor see-her Headless hair lies on the res4 1 sal