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THE SUN, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 10. 1891. S '
LAUGHTER AT THE THEATRE, i job Tiro jnnr flays last night were all for jfun. t v Hort'a " A Trln t Cktnaiownn u Bosval Here' !- Mo Toar VlfV-Ths Now Ferloa tno Madison Square SaraJe Brreharal ana Minna Cat ta Tragedies. ' The altered name of tho little theatre In Twenty-fourth etroet la Hoyt's Mndison , Bquara. and It la devoted now to Charlea H. Hoyt's plays. A now output of bla rollicking f humor, entitled "A Trip to Chinatown." is the fl' Hoytian offering at this house. It waa noted thoro last night to tlio Immense amusomont of tho audlenoo. It struok titralRht out for laughter at tho start. ; Bnd kept on hitting again and again, ovor I and ovor. In all aorta of spots, but novor twice In the same plaoo. until an evening ' of woll nigh Incessant laughter had boon accomplished. The titles of Hoyt , riaye nro not often Terr desorlptlvo, and "A Trip to Chinatown" oontatns no trip to Chinatown. Tho characters make nprotonee of going to eoe the Ghlnoso quarter of Ban I'ranelfloo, but thoy dont got thore, and they don't mean to. Instead, they Ko to a snppor at a publlo restaurant and then to a mask ball at a Ban Frnnclscan shore rosort. This nlght'a escapade la some thing like a spree, not outright vulgar, but rsther vonturosomo, considering that they are ladloa and gentlemen. Their doings aro at ' least unconventional. Thoy skim very swiftly along, just below pro- prletyand just above loaferlam. startling the observer a little now and then, but never shocking hltn badly. Hr. Hoyt Is original and fertllo In the pro duction of an American kind of fun that la plenty In tho newspapers, and that la anoo dotal In the conversation of the country, but which nobody bo cleverly as ho has put Into plays. It la this faculty of the author that raises "A Trip to Chinatown" far above tho level of what Is miscalled farco comedy, but which seldom contains any comedy at all. and Is hardly tnoro titngiblo than a variety , show. Mr. Hoyt really mixes oomody with his farce, and when he puts; "specialties" in also ho trios to fit thorn smoothly Into the mnvAfflpnt.nf tho rjlav. Moreover, he chooses some easily npproclublo subject to satirize, and In "A Trip to Chinatown" he makos a tar get of hypochondria for his shaft of wit He camos the principal character Wetland btronq, a man potsesHod of the belief that; ho Is 111 and weak. Tho adventures of this chap In the city at the further shore of America aro the central happonlngs. He is accompa nied by other vlclssltudlnous persons, and the aggregutoof comlo plights arn equally jolly extrications rapid and numerous. Biasing and dancing go along with the rest of the things, and tho speaking averages a joke per Estimated hy itself as a composition " ATrlp to Chinatown" docs not boar comparison with Mr. Hoyt's "A Midnight Bell." his oneroally dramauo ofTort. or oven with his", A Texas Steer," with its first act full of Toxan deple tion. But as a play of American witand humor comprehensible to the dullards and yet amus ing to peoplo of good brains, it Is the best that this writer has made. The markod sucoess i which It won at tho Madison Bquaro was contributed to by tho exceeding bright ness and lightness of the representation It was like uPnris vaudeville In manner as I, well as in matter. Tho restaurant scene, where thereorosomany-doored complications. was essentially Parisian, not only in 1U tnvolvo mentof the mildly carouslngcharacters,butthe masquerading costumes of the actresses, the eoneral dash and jauntlneBS, tho approaches to nmodesty without reaching It, and the atmos phere of almost rockloss gayoty. Here oc curred an idealization of a variety show, with excellent singing, graceful dancing, and an odd .topical iluot. In which tho verses wore tri umphs in that hort of thing. Advantage evi .. dently had beon taken of a long tour to im prove tho play and Its performance in every r way that could bo doslrod. The company had been selected carefully and drilled persistently. If Harry Connor did not realize all that Mr. Hoyt nad plannod in Wellaml Nrang. the doflclences were fiot obbcrvnble. Anna Boyd was equal y successful as Mrs. Guyor. a mis chievous widow, and tho night carried her for the first tlrao into earned and positive favors. Others commendable for abilities of first-rate entertainment were Lloyd Wilson. Oeorge A.Beane, Ulanohe Arkwright. Harry GiltoH. Ollle Archmero. Lillian Barr. and the dancing Daly sisters. Those names are not fa miliar on Broadway playbills, but thoy aro likely to romnln In uolntat tills theatre a long toe. for " A Trip to Chinatown" was bo well liked by its first audionco that it can hardly falltohiuoa humlrod tnoro. It Is unique. It competes with neither the variety farces on the ono hand nor with the comedies on the other Mr. Hoyt mado u short and genial speeoh of thanks. Sarah Bernhardt aad Mlaa dale. Tho plays that hnvo best displayed the tal ents of Sarah Vornhardt aro those which Vic tor! en Sardou has wrltt on for her. The heroines of "Fedora." "La Tosca." and "Theodora" axe such women as the groat French actress portrays with wonderful variety, vividness, and Intensity. In these three characters she is Inimitable They have given a great deal of satisfaction to her audiences in America, and last evening, at the Standard Theatre, hor M Theodora onoo moro delighted tho witnesses oi tho performance. The Boman em press from the circus is one of Bardou's singularly conglomerate creations, with her love and hate, her seductive charm and wan ton deviltry, her range of action from comedy to tragedy; but tho author did riot pat anything into tho role that did not ennblo Bernhardt to dlsolose satis factorily ono or another phase of her radio art No pralso or description need bo lavished on the, mere ropctition of a triumph. The general representation of the play was adequate, most of tho subsidiary roles being played respectably. The pictorial effects, although they did not duplicate the magnitlconce oi tho original pro duction, woro no disappointment considering that tho revival was for five nights only. The other actress, whoso performance last night presented nothing now. yot seems to deserve comment Is Minna (Jala. Bhe came Into the city as a star for the first time, ap pearing at the Harlem Opera House in ..Momeo and Juliet" It Is well known that the Into Lawrence Barrett believed Miss Galo tpbeflttodonthemuntlo doffed by Mary An derson, and ho had propured to sond hor forth on tho tour which she Is now making. Edwin iiootn bos given attention and encouragement M "5t "? These aro auspices which com Biend hor to publlo consideration. f be Harlem porforraanco proved that Miss gale had deserved tho contldonce of Booth and .Barrett, with whom sho had acted amoral seasons, and indicated that their ex pectations will bo realized by her rise to eminence. 8ho .hod enactod Juliet already beforo New York audlonces, and mt Busts commondatlon need not bo re pented, a ho not less soems excollently en dowed for strongly emotional roles. Her peauty lends itself very happily to picturesque StUrr,1....Bn(l ." i0 to U8 doubted if slghtlliir .nifirt wns ovor oncountorod by a Jtomea. "She Comblnos an im pressive, presence with gentle womanli ness, and that Is a rare joining of qualities. Jter voice if strong and noxlble. and her elo cution is tkllful. although it echoos some of i?. ?rfott faults as well as merits. Tbore is ttuch that is wholly satisfactory in Miss ualo now, besides a promise of real greatness by and, by. Bovoral members oi tho disbanded Booth-Barrett eom ih?7 iBre omploied .In, her support and were Is an Interesting leading actor in Crpston i $?'&! wno ? Jonn " Clarke's son and Edwin 1 iiooth s nephew. Tho young man's prosent ?.ompl.ls.n.monta.oro nt remarkable, but he , is painstaking and progressiva. Holass BeU'l Nexr Play. ( Harlem's new play last night was a rip-roar-Uigfctroo. It was visible and audlblo at tho Colambus. and It waa a, laughing triumph, thanks to Its utter frivolity, it unlimited ridiculousness, nnd the gonial spirit In which It was performed. Its title was " Lend Mo Your wife." Tho late Dion Bouoloault and tho omnipresent Bydnoy Bosenfeld had sep arately ut it in shape. using as their basis a clever Englishman's very foe adaptation of n risky French oomedyof wwplleations. entitled "Prete mol ta Femmo." Tho French work was acted about eight years azo. The English version came two years later, but It was unused until Boland Beed detected rLF,?11!!"0 of usefulness for American rep cSS t.'ilon'iiH?.Wtt8sh.rewd eUKh to sug ft? L i locallzation. and he was quiok enough J?,'" 'h? "J?. Irst use of It In Oils country. .,tt"0' which is from, the same Frenoh author's Wus nn ftnerthount English lnri',eJiftrIemaud.le.DCB,a8t night seemed lost "I- n?itali convulsions as the intricacies of Erlnmi."0 X?ur VCt'Q . were successively &Bt UP0P them. Noisier laughter has not th viin-ca5Lln. any, theatre between Bnuyten viihv,!an" wl6lVa Pare since stars began to ooiVWBr SSW YortThe triumph of Beed was oompljt The victory of .his play was aweep-. Sa -A3 0ltl an In the gallery, gave vent' WaSHSW&fe, Qolnmbus will be filled all this week. The Harlem playgoers like foolery, and while Bood nnd "Lend Me Your Wife" prevail, there can beno gloom in 125th street. Between' Jano" and itoed'a play there la no striking similarity. The motlvo alone Is coincident That Is tho flguratlvo .bor rowing, of ono man's wlfo by a friend, who seizes tho pretext in ordor to proplt ato n. rich, and notional relative. But while ,Jano" Is English In scene and characters, tho Bouclcnult-llosenfeld farce is laid in Now York, IU chief porsonogo Is tho obstroporous rotative, who Is a sea Captain, a droll old fol low with a suspicious tondenoy nnd a roguish air. Tho people who seek to hoodwink him nro plauslblo Now Yorkers, young and lively nnd good looking. Thov, figure In tho most absurd complications, but thoy. nro always polite and, generally oomlo. In their sayings and doings. They mako lovo In a dainty manner, behind soroons nnd doors, nnd-thoy kiss cach.othornROod deal with a zost that Is incomprehensibly real istic' But all tho sumo, thoy nro clover notors. brisk and easy In . word and no tion, and thoy mnko a Jovial ontertntnraont out of "Lond Me Your vlfo." Thoro was no momont Inst night whon tho Columbus did not resound with laughter. . . . . ' , Mr. Itosenfeld's shnro in this work seems to have boon tho introduction of several now characters and tho brightening of tho dia logue. Mr. Bouclcault's taoilo pon was em ployed Inngonornl rovlslon and localization of the English draft Botweon, thorn thoy havo producod a farce which,, sup plemented by Boed's profuse bits of . buslnoss." is oh powerful to ovoke laughtornsany fnrco within recent memory. The plot Is out of reason of course Tho char acters could not oxist outsldo of a Wolsh-raro-bit imagination, nnd tho complications could bo oontluuod. no doubt ho long as tho audience carod to remain within tho theatre. Nobody Is foolhardy enough to apply tho test of reason orcohorenooto contemporaneous fnrco. But this ploco Is plarod on good old linos, with a vervo and a swiftness that toll of useful train ing, and aro decidedly helpful and sustaining to tho piece. It would probably run ull winter in a Broadway theatre. Perhaps that Is tho easier way to sum up Its value. Mr. Itood'ti sketch of a fiiBsy nnd cholerto old mariner Is In his usual voln. He Is not always minute in his attention to detail, but ho is cer tainly a powerful provokor of laughter, with a geniality and a pcrkinossall his own, and n method that suggests, but does not oopy that of Kaymond nor of Itobson. Bood Is young, ho 1b popular, and ho will bo very rloh at this rate. His support Is good. Percy Hnswell Is plquantly pretty: William Davidge Is n capitally droll character actor, and Oeorge Frederick Nash Is a handsomo nnd easy "juvonllo." If criticism woro worth while applying to this company. It would bo In tho form of a suggestion that the farce Is played with too much rapidity. Blinding and expression are noodod, or the auditor will weary of tho bustlo and the high lights. The Tar h Tartar" la WasktBcto. WABHuraTQif. Nov. 0. The largest house that has been within the walls of Albangh's Grand Opera House was assembled to-night to witness tho first performanoe In this ,clty of "The Tar and tho Tar tar," as prosontod by tho Askln and ltork Comlo Opera Company, with tho original Now York rust Including Dlgby Bell. Presi dent Harrison and party, consisting of tho President and Mrs. Harrison. Mrs. Senator Halo. Judge J. M. Scott, Lloutonunt and Mrs, Parker, nnd Mrs. Diramlck, occupied two of tho boxes, which wero gracofully docoratod for the occasion. All of the othor boxes were flllod with small parties also, and almost all of the well known peoplo who are in the city were present A. SEW LEADING MAN. M. Saraoat Takca Mr. Dnqnerae'a Flam at the Head of Bernhardt' a Mnpport. M. Duquesne did not play the part otJtutbtUm In Bardou's drama. "Theodora." at the 8ta J-ord Theatro last night He had Incurred he lspleasuro of tho imperious Borah, and had been dismissed yostorday afternoon. Duquesne became lime. Bernhardt's leading man about elghteon months ago, when his predecessor. Gamier, resigned. Now M. Dor mont Is leading man. He Is young not 22 yet and handsome as a Greek athlete. Be sides being an actor tie is a poot Duquesne is3& It was said last night In explanation of M. Duquesne's dismissal that the trouble began whon Mme. Bernhardt and M. Darmont put their heads together to write a play or to talk over n play that Dartmont had written. That was months ago, when tbo Bernhardt oompany was going from Ban Francisco to Australia. They wero four or five wooks on shipboard, and Darmont would read his Sootry and his play. "Paulino Blanchard." to sroh. . . , ' Tho leading man became moody. Bernhardt and .Darmont decided to spring the now play on a Sydney audience. Thoy did. and Darmont had the best part The poet's play was again producod in Ban Francisco. It was praised by all tho papers, and Darmont was praised, too. bomoboav hoard Duquosno say "Baordnom d'uno pipol" and other things. Bocently M. Duquesne's namo has been put below M. Dar mont'son tho programme M. Duquosne nat urally thought tho loading man ought to lead, and his piquo increased, lie twice fallod to ap pear at rehearsal on Sunday and was fined $100. and tutor was dismissed. It may be that Manager Abbey, who is now In Chicago, will rolnstato him. M.Bobel took tho part of Jus ftritan last night Mme. Bernhardt wouldn't talk last night except to say that the dismissal of M. JDu- Xuesnowas a matter botwoon him-and Mr. bbey. BTVAItT ItOBSOJT DI8AJIZBD. TTnable to Flay In the Ampblon Theatr tn tTlIllamabursh Laat Night. Tho Amphion Acadomy in Bedford avenue. Williamsburg!), was crowded last evonlngat 8:15 o'clock, tho advortl ed time for the pre sentation of " Is Marrlago a Failure 1" Tho orchostra played the overture twice, and then it was announced from the stage that there would be no performance. Tickets could be exchanged for money at tho box office. Comedian Stuart Bobson. It was explained, who was blllod for tho leading part had met with a painful accident and was confined to his room, under a doctor's care. Col. Knowles. who mado tho announcement added that he did not know the extent of Mr. Bobson's injury, but he had boon informed that ho would bo ablo to play lis usual to-night. Col. Knowles was notlflod by tolophone lato in tho afternoon that Mr. Itobson had slippod on tho stairs of tho Imperial Hotel and had sprained his groin. Ho received no furtherin tolllgonco until nftor 8 o'clock, whon Dr. Hall telephoned that .ho had forbiddon Bobson to lenva his room. , , , . .. - Mr. Itobson was in his rooms at the Imperial Hotel nil last ovenlnc Ho loft word that no one should boudmlttod to scohlm. lie was slightly lndlsposod th clerk, said, but there was nothing serious. Mr. Bobson attended the Lambs' Club dinner tho night before ,Atoat Champagne. With the latter part of Octobor comes the harvesting of tho champagno vintage, and tho Whole district of Champagne becomos as busy as a beo hive. About 15.000 hectares are covorod with vines. The ylold is estimated at $25,000, 000. It is difficult for anybody who has not soon It to appreciate tho extreme care taken with tho champagne vintage Tho grapes aro plucked ono by ono, aro soloctod acoordlng to their ripeness, and often they have to be cleaned before thoy are put into tho presses. Thoro are two things about champagne that aro not generally known. Thowlnols not tho product of white grapes. Three-fourths of, tho champagne vines pro duce black grapes only, and the almost white color of thowlnols obtained through tho por- fectlon of tho prossos. Again, whllo In Bordo als and In Bourgogne ench crop of grapes has tsown Individuality, and admits of no mixing, it is quite tho contrary In Champagne. There they mix several crops, each ono of whloh con tributes Its own peculiar quality to tho wine. The annual production of champagno wines is abundantly sufficient for tho consumption of champagne In the wholo world, despite what has boen said to Urn contrary. Itamounts to 11.025.000 gallons. Tho export of abam pocne wine, whloh In 1844-45 reaohed only 6,600.000 bottles. In 1800-01 was 25.000,000. Tho greatest consumption Is in England and the united BtatOB; then come Germany, Bus sin. and Belgium. Has the Umlt orHpced Been Reached I English engineers who have watched the gradual development of tho spood of railway trains in this country bellevo that tho limit with the present rails and rolling stock has nearly been reachrd. They say that as matters stand it would seem that It is easier to con struct motlvo power which will propel, or father drag, vehicles at a startling pace than to tloslgn vehicles that will keep on tho track or be uninjured by tho heat generated, but It Is quite possible that soma form of rail and wheel may yet be designed which will permit of, a higher rato of speed than has beon aohrovort yet Whether the solution will lie in tho adoption of tho sliding railway type, or In an Immonse increase of wheel diameter, depth of flange, or other device, is uncertain. Stood, they My. U the life. MeboUop'i Liquid Brud. the raaumt bull lonlo. aulmlut with the rood, mat wliu;jWatw4Ulli. Try tt aad NEWS OF 'THE RAMOADS. XRXJKK JUNJES BK8CXND TJIS RESO LUTION AnoLisuiya pbitatb oars. rrealdeat Xoherta Intlnate4 that HI Sond Had !l.ea Kobbtd of Jta Bnalneaa JLAng Eaonch-Frlrate Car Compaalea Kara lO Far Cant, a Tear on Their Capital.' The most interesting ctrcumstanoe of tho Trunk Lino Presidents' mooting several days ago has just leaked out As montloncd in Tne Sim. all tho roads except tho Pennsylvania and New York. Ontario and Western pleaded guilty to tho use of private stook cars, contrary totheogroomentof a year or moro ago. Presi dent Itoberts of tho Pennsylvania Railroad waa vory much annoyed at this oondltton of things, and. It is said. Intimated that his road had been robbed long enough. Hereafter it was going in to got tho business. Thero was no use of having a resolution on tho books pro hibiting tho ubo of private cars if nobody ro .spoctedlt President Boborte. therefore, mado a motion that tho resolution bo rosolndod, and It was carrlod. Tho uso of private cars is rognrdod as ono of the most fruitful souroes of rato manipulation, and tho trunk linos have boon laboring hard for sovoral years to broak up tho ovll. Thoro havo beon endloss mootlngs of tho Presidents of tho Trunk Lino and Central Trafflo Associa tions and of the Joint Commltteo during the past fow years, and at ono tlmo ovory road ox copt tho Delaware, Lackawanna and Western did away with tho practice. This company had a contraot with tho Lackawanna Live Btook Expross Company for a term of years, and President Bloan .refused to abolish It Notwithstanding tola fact tho other roods, tor time, kept private oars oft their tracks. Buttriokory cropt In. and it became ovidentto somo of tho truffle officials that pri vuto cars woro run ovor certain of tho roads undor the guise of belonging to thosp oom panlosT It wns only necossanr to paint tho cars o different color nnd give them tne namo of a trunk Hue or of somo connootlon. Tho ougernoss to run private cars Is only consldorod an ovidenco of the determination of some of tho roads to shado rates. A regula tion mlleago Is flted by the associations for foreign enrs. but thoro Is no way of determin ing when such ralloage rutos aro oxceedud by tho railroads. In fact by tho ubo of private cars thoy con allow big shippers any rebate Tho VIce-TosIdent of one of tho railroads said some tlmo ago that the pwnors of private cars woro getting rich oft tho railroads. In proof of thlB, ho sold that some of tho privoto oar companies earned ,100 per cent annually on tholr capital stock. Ho reckoned their profits at several million dollars a year. It was learned yesterday that westtwujHl lako-ai.d-rall rates are badly demoralized. not withstanding tho Exeoutlvo Commlttoe and the Presidents of tho trunk lines agreed to re store nil west-bound rates on Nov. 1 to tho tariff basis. Thero is only two weeks before navigation closos pn the lakos, nnd all the lines nopearod to bo in a rush to got the lion's share. Tho consequence iBthnt hiko-and-rail rates ore bolng quoted as low as canal-and-lnko rates, or n third oft The lako-nnd-rull llrst-class rate. Now lork to Chicago. IS 54 oeuts. while the canal, rate Is 30 cento. But the canal season has closed, so ono dls turbing factor Is out of the way. The fourth, fifth, and sixth class lakq-and-rall rates aro .20. 23, and 27 conts. respoottvoly, per 100 pounds. Now York to Chicago. But the rotes really in effect ore tho fourth, fifth, and Bixth class canal rates, which are 14. 10. and 18 oents. respectively. CHICAGO AND GRAND TRVNR?B TOhlCT. What Bh Become or Mr. Seargeaat'a Prom ise to Beatore Switching Charges I At the meeting of the Trunk Line Presidents last week It was said that General Manager L. J. Seorgoontof the Grand Trunk promised that tho Chicago and Grand Trunk would restore switching charges at Chicago and would bo oomo a member of tho spoclal East-bound Bate Committee again. In other words, tho Grand Trunk had backed down on the promises of its neighbors to maintain rates. Tho following despatch from Chicago indicates that some thing Is wrong out that way. If Trafflo Man ager Beevo of tbo Chicago and Grand Trunk is correctly reported, the promises made at the Presidents' meeting go for naught: Chicago. Nov. 0. The Boeclul East-bound Bate Committee, which collapsed on account of the resignation of its Chairman, Goorge B. Roovo. trnulo manager of tho Chicago, nnd Grand Trunk, will bo reorganized, but the agreement was to amended by tho Trunk lino Presidents us to glvo tho various Linos more latitude in the matter of moot ing competition and protecting tholr in terests. Tho pledge which each member of tho commltteo must sign was so modified that tho roads are left tree to do pretty much as they Blense. Goneral Freight Agent Frazlor of tbo ultimoro and Ohio Southwestern and General Freight Agent Duncan of tho Ohio nnd Missis sippi, who hud also resigned from tho commit tee, agreed again to hecomo members on tbo conditions named by TuifTlo Munugcr Boovo. But there was one thing Mr. Hoove could not bo prevailed upon to do. and that was to restore switching ohargos In Chicago. In fact borefusod to discuss tho matter at all. and when tho trunk lino officials Implored him to reconsider his action bo assurod thorn that bo could not entertain tholr proposition and could not gtvo thorn any reason to nopetnattho Chicago bwltchlng tariff would bo restored by his road. Ithnsbeen known for a long tlmo that tho officials of tho Chicago and Grand Trunk woro not heartily In favor of local switching charges, arguing that they hud a tendency to build up other shipping polnta at the expense of Chicago. Now that these charges havo boen abolished, they say it will bo a long tlmo before thoy aro restored. The I.acLawanna. System Now Extends Be yond the Ulsslsslppt. The completion on Saturday of a short branch of thirty-two mllos between Green Bay and Kewaunee. Wis., opens up anothor, and the shortest railway line between New York and tho Mississippi river. The route taken embraces the Dolaware, Lackawanna and Western and tho Grand Trunk railroads to Sarala, thonce through the tunnel to Port Huron, and via the Flint and Pore Marquette to Ludlngton. Mich., thonoe by dally boat across Lake Michigan, flfty-flvo miles, to Ee waunoo, and thence .via the Green Bay, Winona nnd bt , Paul to Winona. Minn., on, the Mississippi river, the loading city of southern Minnesota. This routo Is nearly 300 miles shorter thun the dlstanco botwoon Now York and Bt Paul via tho "Boo" lino, and It Is expected to deliver freight from Now York aud other Eastern points to Winona at a saving of about two days' time as compared with tho routes via Chicago. From Winona southwest thoro Is bolng constructed tho Winona and Southwestern road, tho obioctlve point bolng Omaha, on tho Missouri Bivor. and of which already 117 miles aro completed and undor operation. All of thoso lines aro to be In the Delaware, Lackawanna aud Western system. Crowds Besieged the B. and O. Meeting. Baltimoek. Nov. 0. South street wns very muoh Interested to-dny In (tho mooting of the Executive and Finance Commltteo of tho Bal timore and Ohio Batlroad. It had beon pre viously announced that a dividend would bo declared at tho meeting of tho Board of Direc tors on Wednesday, and It was understood that tho Flnanoe Committee would recommend the dividend. Presldont Mayer presided to-day. During tho five hours' session the Central building swarmod with brokers looking for a pointer. Bovoral largo New York houses wore represented hy agents. The committee dropped no hints about what was done, but from a rolloblo source It waa learned that It was docidodto reoommend a quarterly divi dend of IK per cent for the past throe months In cash, besides a 20 per cont stook dtvldond representing tho not earnings during the past two years invested In betterments. Thero Is said to bo no doubt tho dlrootors will endorse tho notion of the Finanoe Committee. The Jaekson and Mackinaw Situation. Cucviukd. 0., Nov. 0. Tho confirmation of tho sale of the Cincinnati. Jackson and Maokl naw Railroad will not take place until after Nov. 13 or 14, wben the matter will come up In the United States Court on a motion to set asldo the sale. The hearing will probably be before Judge Jackson here. Officials say that the money, or bonds to its equivalent were deposited, or lawfully the road would not hao boon struck off to tho buyers. Tho rule of tho Court in this respect Is Imperative. Whon tho entry of confirmation Is mado, If it is made, it will bavo to be entered in Toledo. Hallroad OBelais Summoned to Testily. Cbicaoo, Nov, 0, Five railroad men have been summoned to appear bofore tho Federal Grand Jury Wodnosday to tell what tbey know concerning infractions of the Iuter-Btote Com merce law in tbo manipulation of freight rates In favor of Swift & Co., the packers. The men are Georgo B. Sprigge.gunoral freight agent of tho Nlokel Plato: A. Feld. Western trafflo man ager of tbo Lackawanna: N.N Jarvls, mana ger of the Traders' Despatch: M.L. Dougherty I of the Lehlghand Wabash Despateh.andphalr- I man Goorg? li. Blanohn.rd of the Central Traf-. I flo AsaoolaUQB. wwitX Agent XrtuowK el Highest ef til ta Letnrenlae wer -latest U. S. Go?t Report. I &&m rowder ABSOLUTELY PURE the Intor-Btato Commission has boen hero'for o weok collecting evldenoo. and. ho soys, thoro will undoubtedly bo several Indictments re turned by tho Grand Jury. Ho claims to havo posltlvo proof that rates wore manipulated horo and In Kansas City, and howlll hove no difficulty In fixing tho guilt where It bolongs. oven It tho partlos summoned rofuso to testify. Shortest X.tne to Chicago. Cleakiikld, Pa., Nov. 0. Thoro is excitement throughout thlB county because tho Beeoh Crook road, whloh has long boon a thorn in tho Pennsylvania's side, will thlswoek roach Its Pittsburgh and Western connections. It thereby glvos tho Now York Contral nnd Philadelphia and Beading athrough lino Wost which will be the shortest to Chicago by more than 100 mllos. Tho Penn sylvania peoplo aro opposing this step and are trying the plan of "occupying." Tho coming week is likely to bo an exciting ono in this fight Tho Beech Creek peoplo to-day havo moro than 1,000 men along the rlvor to Cherry Tree "occupying" tho lana. , Kntlrond Notes. A prominent ofilolal of one of tho Chlaago roads has hit upon a plan tor baffling ticket scalpers which ho thinks mlgnt be used to ad vantage during tho World's Fair. His mothod of reducing rates for tho Exposition Is to add to or doduct from tho regular ono-wayrato 25 per cont thereof and mako that the basis on which to fix nl rutos. For ex ample, the regular rate from Now York to Chicago is $20. For a round trip fare add to that 25 por cent, making $25, and If low one-way rates aro desired, subtract 25 per cent, making tho rnto from Now York to Chicago $15. nnd fix the return trip ut$10. This would leave tho scalpor without any mar gin to work on. and tho railroads would get all tho revenuo dorhod from tho solo of such tickets. It Is proposed to apply tho samo sys tem of making ratos from all points In the United Htntes If tho roads can bo Induced to adopt the Hchorae. Tho matter will bo laid be fore tho Columbian Passenger Commltteo at its next muetlng. . The Republican Valley and Wyoming Ball road, extending from Culbortson, Nob., to Hol yoke, C'oL. thlrty-fho miles, is undor construc tion. It bolongs to the Burlington system. At the adjourned annual meeting of the Canadian Pacific yesterday to consider tho ac quisition of tho Calgary und Edmondton Rail way it was found that tho unanimous assent of the bondholders of the latter company had not been nssured, and further consideration of the matter wus postponed until Dec 14. Thero was a muetlng of the directors of the Louisville. New Albuuy and Chicago yesterday in Indianapolis to vote upon un increase of S2.000.0CXI In tho ennitnl stock. The export bill of lading, which will be adopted on Deo. 1 by the Trunk Linn and Cen tral Traffic Associations contains these con ditions, laid down by tho ocean lines: In caso of property carried hy any vossol destlnod to a British port or to any other port by a British vossel. this contract shall be governed, as far as regards tho responsibility of tho trans oceanic vessel and nor owners, by tho law of Englnnd. In the case of property carried by any vessel othor than British, destined to othor than British ports, this contract shall bo gov erned, bo far as regards tho responsibility of the transoceanic vessel and her owners, by the law of thecountryof tho port of the vessel's dosttnatlon in respoet to thin shipment A Chicago despatch says that arrangements are being made for a mooting of tho Board of Bullngs at as early date as possible to con sider the commission question nnd the Alton boycott Tho action of the Louisville and Nashville In notifying agents that it will pay commissions on passensor buslnoss has caused tho Board considerable uneasiness, especially as thero Is ovory reason to suppose that otherroads will promptly follow thoLouis vlllo und Noshvtllo'n example. . Work on tho Penobscot Central Railroad will bogln noxt spring, noarly all of tho requisite fundB having been secured. The preliminary survey has been made. The new road will ox tend from Bangor to MHo Junction, on the Bangor and Piscataquis lino. Tho now Board of Directors of the Denver and Bio Grande Builroad mot yesterday and elected thoBe officers: Clinlrmnn of the Uoard, Goorge Coppell: President and Goneral Man ager. E.T. JefTorey: Treasurer. J. W. Gllluly: Soorotary and Assistant Treasurer. William Wagner. A3 ZO 12I31IORATION. Amendments to Existing Laws to he Brought Before CoBsress. Chairman Owen of tho House commltteo that prepares bills regarding immigration, and who has been the author of several Im portant amendments to our Immigrant laws, expects to secure still further amendments to these laws at the next session of Congress. It Is probablo that a'comprehenslvo moasuro for tho regulation of Immigration will be laid bo fore tho House, and. ns tho subject has at tracted great interest In the country during the post year, the action of Congress upon it will be cloBoly watched. The questions Involved aro not of a partisan or sectional nature, and it is bellovcd that a sat isfactory policy can bo adopted at an early period of tho session. Tho reports of the Im migration Commissioners who havo been carrying on their investigations In Europe during tho past halt year will bo before Con gross, and It Is known that thov oontuln amass of facts which will bo serviceable in the work of legislation. .... . Ono of tho most Important amendments' which Mr. Owen doslres to havo adopted is in relation to assisted Immigration. Muny thou sands of steerage passengers are sent from Europe to this country every.year provided with freo tickets. Tho British Government haa assisted a very lurcp number of thorn. Including paupors. within the past ton yoars, and the statistics of pauperism in several States show that many of tho Esslstod persons uro found In poor ouBesoraro dependent upon oharltnblo in stitutions soon after tholrarrivnl In tho United States. Tho Immigration Commissioners, whllo In London, learned of a schomo by which It Is proposed to transport not Iohb than 10.000 assisted immigrants to our Atlantic ports dur ing the coming year. It was supposed that a iroportlon of them could bo sont to Canada, mt Inquiry brought out the fnct that noarly ull of them preferred tho. United States to any othor country, even to Australia. Tho present Immigration laws, as experience has proved, noed amondmont In order to en able tho authorities at tho Barge Ofllco to deal with this business. Chairman Owen is In nooord with Senator Chandler of tho Benato Commltteo on Immi gration as to the neoossltv ofbonio change in tho system of bonding immigrants, that has recorftly been practised extensively. Senator Chandler says that tho bonding system Is a mere subterfuge, by which tho intent of the Immigration laws is. thwarted, and he will urge tho adoption of an amendment abolishing that provision, undor which, doStl tnte immigrants nro allowed to land whon they oan secure a guarantee from other parties that they will not becomoa publlo charge. If tho two amendments horo roforred to meet tho approval of Congress an important step will be taken toward the bettor regulation of immigration to the United States. For SavlBE Time. Ingenuity in the making of table outlery trends sometimes toward combinations In one article for sovoral purposes, and the latest things in that lino are the outoomo of the deep thought of two Phlladelphtans. Both appear to be the results of efforts to provide artloles for saving time at meals, the interchangeable ness of each permitting qulok uso in connoo tlon with tho particular food for whloh each is intended. By a movement of tho wrist each can bo prepared for use for different purposes with a speed that might be boneflclal in rail way eating rooms, but Is hardly nocossaryat orderly tables. One Is a combined orange knife and nut pick. Tho handle has at ono end n guard with a oonvex outer surface from which projects a short blade for cutting through tho .pool of an orange, and at tho other end n , piokthut can bo used as a peel remover, tho point bolng curved. The other Is a combination of a knife, a fork, and a spoon. Tho spoon and tho fork project in opposite directions from the connecting neck, tho front of the spoon Moving tho sharp ness of a knife. It is not likely that Hit article is intended tor use in convoying food from a plate to the month, because the rosult might bo disastrous. Ooorti from Ooias-Osassaistlsa .and ethsr kos WllT DO HEN BNORttt A Mystery Expertly Elucidated hr Fallen Iaaseetor Steers. Just before tho big clock on tho Thirtieth street station houso struck 1 on olootlon morn ing a peculiar molody echoed through tho building and awoke Capt Rollly with a start and brought Sergeant Paddy Lane to his feet bohlnd tho dosk In tho assembly room. No body had evor hoard anything like It before. It began with a soft cadonco like the soughing of tho night breezo in tho trees in June. Then It swelled with a rich tremolo llko tho vox hu mana tono of a church organ in some grand hymn. Anon it died away gradually into a plaintive sigh somothlng like the comfortable gutteral that a man who has dinod well some times omits as he loans back at peaco with the whole world and prepares to tackle his after dinner concha. Thon it broke forth afresh at a high pitch, vory llko tho bollor of a forryboat as it Is preparing to get up steam, and soarod tor a whllo In a prolonged, oven volume of sound, llko that made by a buzzing eloctrio fan. For Boveral minutes th unusual nolso was ropoated with groat regularity. I hen of u suddon a door opened and Ser geant Copper ran out in his night clothes, with a puzzlod look on his face Great Cassnr's ghost 1" he cried as he caught sight of Cant Bellly, equally puzzled. "Who brought that calliope into the station? It's a finotimoto spring anything like thatwith a hard day's toll borore the police." Sorgoant Charloy Sheldon appeared in night attire a moment later with an explanation. Tho Sergeant looked haggard and worn. Captain." ho moaned, appealing to his su perior, did you evor hoar anything as terrible as, that snore? I can't sleep '' bnoro V' cried theCaptaln. In evldentaston Isbment You don't call that thing a snore. 1 V.',,J"f M "i18 a big Wostinghouso air brake." Well, it le a snoro though." persisted Hor eennt Sheldon. " I ought to know. I sloep, or rather I try to Bloep. in tho same dormitory with Sergeant Tims, nnd it is his snore. It runs tho gamut of halltuous notos from basso prpfundo to high 0, and I can't stand It" ilalltuous I" ejaoulatod Borgoants Lane and Cooper in a breath. " What aro you giving us?" Tho Captain merely stored at Sergeant Sheldon in a dazed way. Tho adjectivo knocked htm out Halltuous is what. I sold." repeated tho Sorgoant sternly. "It's the only term I can recall that even faintly expressos tho situ ation." "Wake him up andf stop It" cried the Captain, recovering his solf-possesslon. Wo can't .allow any holituouk gamuts' around hero." Sergeant .Sheldon acted with alacrity upon tho order of his chief. He pounced upon Ser geant Tims and shook him vigorously. The Bcrgonnt had come in off nlgnt postaltttlo whllo before tired out, and hod fallen sound asleep the momont he struck tho bod. Ho had calculated upon some hours of undisturbed repose before he tackled the exacting labor of election day. "Herol Stop that confounded noise I" ex clnlmod Sheldon. " Cork up that sevon-bar-rellod snore. These aro the Captain's orders. Thoy must be obeyed." " Snore I" exclaimed the Sergoant rubbing his eyes drowsily. " who's a-snorlng ? I never snored In mv life." "Not llko that: not like that I hope," as sented Sergeant Sheldon qulokly. "Nobody In creation evor emitted any halltuous uproar llko that Hero's a pair of nippers. Snap thorn onto It and don't let it get away again.'' The complex and variegated respiration melody began anow tho moment Tims dosed his tired eyes again. His associates gasped in despair and gave up hope of reformation that night They toBsed about uneasily till shear exhaustion mado thorn oblivious to tho mo notonous colioes. and thoy slopt a troublous sloop. Convinced by their combined assurance In tho morning that ho had really beou snoring. Sergeant Tims promised to discovor tho rea son und secure a romody. Ho first sot hold of an unabridged dictionary and ran down tho singular opithot that Sergeant Sheldon had Hung at his performance, and when Inspector Steers cumo in at night jumped at him with the inquiry: " Now. hero's something to answer. Inspec tor. What makes a snore?" " Breathing through tho throat with your mouth open instead of through tho nose. Tho lower jaw drops open, nnd tho air that Is in haled and exhaled makes tho soft palato vi brato. It's something like beating the hoad of a drum. Tho paluto trembles like tho sheep skin, and hence thosnoro. It Is a very common phenomenon." Tho learned Sergeant heaved a sigh. Then ho put anothor query anxiously: " And tho remedy ? What's tho remedy ?" " Tho simplest in tho world. Just keep your mouth shut." " Suppose it opens of its own accord ?" "Tie a handkerohjef over your head and under your chin loosely. That will cut any snoro off short Capt Maximilian Frederick Bchmlttbergor has hinted that if you fasten u olothespin ovor your nostrils it will cure It But Capt Sohmlttberger makos a mistake. Tho noso hasn't anything at all to do with the snoro. It is the palate. You can't uso a clothespin there. You might bite the end off in your sleep. That's bad for tho teeth." On oloctlon night the Captain callod to Sergeant TlmB. as tho latter was going to bed. with surprise In his tone: "What are you doing with that nightcap, Ollvor?" . "That ain't anlabtcap. Captain." the Ser geant retorted. "That's my pocket handkor ohlef. Inspeotor Steers suggostod that I should wear It I always obey orders." " I've got on to tho mystery," exclaimed Ser goant Paddy Lano joyously, whon ho again saw tho other Sergeants. Ho had listened at tentively to Inspoctor Stoers's scientific analy sis of the snoro. "Tims has beon declaiming Smith's 'North American Indian' and Mark An tony'H address. It tired out his jaw. and It was too weary to hold itself In place whon ho went to sloop. Hence this here halltuous slamit or whatover-yo-call-lt that Sheldon tolkod about" Sorgeant Tims heeded not tho persiflage of his associate. Ho had dlscovored In the In spector's explanation another great truth for his forthcoming competitive lecture with Sergeant Albortson on What I Knew and Have Found Out" On Now Yonr"s Day Inspector Steers is to de cldo whether Sorgeant Tims knows more than anybody olso In tho department They Call Dim Ogre and Wild Beast. The ungenerous manner In ' whloh Bal macoda's oonquorod Generals are being treated by tho newspapers of tho Junta Is Illustrated by tho Valparaiso corrospondonoe in a recent issue of Lafahrla of Iquiquo. Gen. Stephan Is tho man who. a few months ago. with a handful of his men, aooompllshed the perilous feat of crossing tho Andes Mountains In mid-winter, after being ordered off of Argentine territory. La l'atria says : 'Heflor L, Artlquo, the well-known pho tographer of tho Culle do Victoria, had almost to light a battlo in Ban Felipe (the Chilian bastllo) In ordor to obtain a picture of Stonhan, who Is incarcerated there. Tho ogre refused to bo photographed, maintaining that this should be postponed until after no had ro colvod tho death sentence. " However, while Don Bamon Ponoe de Leon. Secretary of the Intondencla Police Head- Suartersl. was arguing, the question with tephan. Artlguo secretly prepared his in stantaneous, camora. , Stephan went back to stretch his limbs on .his bed, and just as ha was about to covor his head with the bed olothes tho photographor secured a focus on that sinister loco and snapped it on his plate. "Wo hnvo one. of these Ukenessos. and It presents tho wild boast just as If allvo, with his ovll and sinister mien. It Is worthwhile to socuro ono of theso pictures." Bishop Merrill Tsry m. CmcAOO. Nov. 0. Bishop Merrill of the Meth odist Episcopal Church was taken to Wesley Hospital to-day. seriously ill. Fears are enter talnod fpr his life. ... An abscess or tumor has formed in the ab dominal region and a difficult operation will bo necessary to save bis life. He returned from Cincinnati two weeks ago and has not been out of tho house since. Wk BsrywMsNk, wsssmawtasssBln, When she w a Ohm. she srM (w OasMta. Wa ah um IOm, she etssf M Oastarav Vaa she hat CsiUna, ah gave them Outoahs. t HE WARNED THE PRESIDENT, ' ; A TRIBND IN NEW TOIfK PREDICTED TOE RRl'CDLICAN WATERLOO. i Ist Night Ton Might nave Observed Mr. Hlseoek Consulting with Warner Miller and Mr. Flatt Returning from Church. "I mot ox-Bonator Piatt just as ho rams Into the hotel last evonlng," said an eminent Bo publican at the Filth Avonuo Hotel last night "and I said: 'Senator, where y' boon? 'To ohurch,' ho paid. ' Bomo folks take to religion and somo to drink for consolation.'" Ovor on ono of the plush sofas In tho main corridor at tho tlmo sat Senator Hlscook and ex-Senator Warner MUlor. Tho Byraouso Sen ator was not haughty In his bearing. In foot ho was quite deferential to tho wood pulp statesman. Noar by wns Oolloctor Hendricks, nnd not far off were 8onatorErwtn and Senator Cogger shall, wlnnors. and Bonator Veddor and Sen ator Laughlln, losers. After Mr. Hlscook had finished buzzlnftMr. Miller he had a long talk With Mr. Piatt These woro not tho only Republicans on hand. It seemed to bo gathoring time for them. The situation is doubtloss serious if tho long facos and tbo gontlo demeanor of the .great mon'in tho G. O. P. may bo accepted as Indications. It Is known that tho Presi dent ta very seriously alarmed ovor tho situation In tho State. Ono of his friends camo from Washington, and somo how or other fio brought with him a copy of a letter reading kethls: "NEwYoBX.Oot3L "Ib&trrmUtml: "I am a Republican, a friend of yours, but prepare yourself for a Waterloo In this State on olootlon day. Tho names of Piatt and Hls cook nro objeotlonablo to the Republicans of this Slate" , A Bustness Man." It was learned that this letter, coming as It did on tho ovo of olootlon. had greatly disturb ed tho President Although It was not slgnod othorwlso than as designated, the Presldont knew from whom It camo, nnd the gentloman from Washington who brought a copy of it has ascertained who tho writer was. Ho Is ono of tho most prominent Re publicans In tho nation. Tun . Suit knows his name, but Is not permitted to print it It was further learned that tho President's friends uro greatly dlsploased. at tho conduct of tho Miller and Belden people in knifing Fossett . " Not that the President cares a son for Fns sett" said a Waehlnctonlan, " but to havo this crushing disaster camo to tho Republican party inNow York State, with a Presidential Convention scarcely six months away, why, it's just horrible," LOUISIANA'S OYSTERS. Mississippi rirmtes Stealing Wholo Beds at a. Time. NbwObxjuhs. Nov. 0. Southern Louisiana is suffering greatly from the depredations of the oyster pirates from neighboring 8tates. and tho oystormen aro in favor of taking ener gotto stops to stop tho raids which, if con tinued, must soon destroy the oyster bods of tho State. The value of tho Gulf oyster has been recog nized only In tho last few years. Formerly the beds on the Gulf coast furnished n limited sup ply of the bivalves tor New Orleans, Mobile, and othor Gulf olttes. Here the oysters are shipped to all portions of tho South. West and the Pacific coast They go In the shell to Cali fornia, and are canned in immonse quantities tor tho wholo Western market Bovoral canneries have been established at Bolosle and othor points on the Mississippi coast By their rookloss system of fishing for oysters thoy soon noarly obliterated tho bods on the coast of Mississippi Sound. Thoy than began depredations on tho Louisiana bods east of tho Mississippi, and, having largoly ex hausted those, they recently turned tholr at tention to tho oysters wost of tho Mississippi at Caillen. Baratana. and other bays, whloh Sroduco tho largest and finest Gulf oysters. The tsslsslppi luggers aud fishing boats are now seen by the doen in tho lakes and bayous of Tonobonne and other const parishes, tholr mis sion bolng to toko the oysters, both largo and small, and plant them off the Mississippi coast Tho Louisiana fishermen havo protested against thoso depredations, and laws havo boon passed against them by tho State and. pnrishoH. but all to no ofloct bocauso Louisi ana has no oyster police ns havo Mnryland and Virginia, to protect Its beds. Tho pirates drop down on a roof, tuko all the oysters from itnna sail away with them to Mississippi. Tho Louisiana denier", fishermen, and others interested in the uyntor trade will hold a con vention to deefdo upon tho courso they will follow to drivo tho pirates off. Tho Sheriff is authorized to do this, and to summon a posse to assist him. but the pirates havo usually boon ton quick for such elaborate proceedings. Somo nteiM will lio taken to give tlmoly notice of tho arrival of tho Mississippi oyster boat so that tho Sheriff can bo ready with his men to pounco down upon them. WAKINO HALL CLOSED. New Orleans Negroes MnstObierro Funeral Kites at Ilome Hereafter, Nrw OKLXAN8. Nov. 9. The police havo been again compelled to oloso "Waking Hall." at 287 Gerod stroot Tho hall has been consider ed long a publlo nuisance and has given them a great deal of trouble. It has boon dosed sovoral times, and it was thought that the system of waking practlsodamongthenegroos had been completely broken up, but this is shown now to bo a mistake. Negroos with too small houses for big wokos over dead relatives, hired the hall. Tho oustom developed, however, and these publlo wakes became money makings. A small ad mission fee was ohargod. and as the negroes delight In funerals and refreshments were servod, Waking Hall was crowded with mourn ors who sang tho melancholy dirges over the dead. This was bad enough, but not tho worst for. finding ono body as good as another, the negroes kept many of the dead thore until the odor becamo offonclvo. In the case of a 6oor negro whoso family was not able bury him, the body was plaood In Waking Hall on exhibition, and contributions toward tho burial expenses wns sollolted from every visitor by tho head mourners. Tho body was kopt thero until the money needed to bury it was raised. The neighbors somo time ago complained to the Mayor, who found theabusetobon serious ono, and at onoo suppressed It Bocently, how ever, tho negrooa used tbo hall again for funerals. The mattor was brought to the at tention ottho City Counoll at Its last meeting, and orders to close tho plaoo wore given at onoo to the police. Kooaahlncrn' Tricks. Ten bushels or more of shelled com stored secretly somewhoro about the promises of a mountaineer in Tennosseo Indicate almost to a certainty to tho doputy marshals on tho trail of moonshtnors that a still Is not for away, but otter they havo observed the Indica tions they have considerable difficulty In lo cating tho stIU. In areccnt raid In Henderson county the marshals stopped at the log house of a mountaineer believed to be a moonshiner, but they discovered nothing to satisfy them, until, just before they wero ready to leavo, one of thorn notloed.a crack over a loose board of the jam noar tho fireplace. Whllo the others were mounting ho pullod out tho board, erupt through tho hole and down Into a square compartment half flllod with com. Tho mountaineer was arrested, and the pearch for tho still was begun. Each deputy took a different path. A short distance from tho houso one deputy saw a fat hog in the bushes, and as it is a woll-known fact that when a hog Is called It will start for Its foodlng Slaco, ho hopod by calling and following the og,to find tho trough, which, ho belluyod. would bo near tho still. But he lost track ot tho hog In the buahofl. and another deputy stumbled on tho still, which had been built in tho bank ot a creak. SICK HEADACHE bArvl cKu THt" UTTU! "" ljgjS They also relievo DIs- HBlTTLE tresafrora Dyspepsia, In. D WP) dlncstloo,and Too Hearty I If LK Eating. A perfect remedy I PILLS for Balnea, Nausea, H " '?'" Drowstncss, Bad Taste in sKmngmTa the Mouth, Coated Ton-1 "" giie, Pain in the Side. They regulate the Bowels and prevent Oonstlpo- tloa. Aro tree from all crude and Irritating I matter. trr small; easy to take; no pain; no I piping. Purely Vegetable. Bugar Cooled. I BaUU. PU- SjaUU. DSI. SMAU. "1C. I Bowars el Imitations Bud Ash tor CABTKB'S ga so yom ft O-A.H.T.K-t-'S. 1 'VJnnVawaVutanTNnVm ASTONISHED NO ONE. . I , i . i ii Wonder fWas Ho Held Out So Xaagv H a"IKv naTam A elrk (tinted from ntrrovs exhaastlea eg return M Ins home. Orenroik ant nerrooi train broke h!m H doirn. Tb tame applies to thonund ot overworked jH cletki, mchnlc, rtop stria, end other", who lon agsnl stlrei rrowlnf thin tn fleib, eel and tallow, and nnd jH tbtmaelret loilnr thtlr pbytlcal itrength and strong B ntrre, Tbey trow weak, norront, tire ettlly, have M doll teelini head, wake tired morning, lote their appe- M tltet, become conttlptted, feel miserable, eld. They are gsfl rapidly breaking down, and thonld nte lmmtdfaUly 9H tbe treat nerve ttrengthener and blood UtTtrorakor, Flam! Dr. Orrene'e Nervnra. Tt will ttre them a elttr Unfl hetd, tronjr and ttetdy nerves, Tlg-orou ttmwth et Stnfl body, and that they will be able to keep np to tatlr work, Nrsni "I had Indigestion, dytpeptla. palplutloal ooM Hat mM nnd htndt, tleeplett nlghtt, and was very nervosa. I UH nted Dr. Oreene's Nervnra, and now bars ao snag more lndlf ettlon or dytpeptla. My nervM are strong. Stifl have no more palpitation, no cold fett or hands. I SfiH tlcep well and get np refreshed. In fact. I ftel t am ijfl myeelt again, all due to Pr. Oreene's Nervnia. iVrlH I am pollute everybody will be benefited by It. fcglH ciias. a. nrrswoRTB. . B "28 Seventh it Jeney City. H.J." wM y sar Dr. areene, the eneoeMfol rpteUMit ta jrLtsl " ' curing all formi of nervont and ehronlo dls Huga etui, 85 Witt 14th it.. New Tork. can be contorted I RH free, personally or by letter. Call or write him aboat I f jvH your cte. or tend for symptom blank to fill ont, and a f Nasi letter f nUy explaining your dlieaie, giving advloe, do. &H will be retorned free. H TWO rARSONS ON TUB LIST. 9 Hotel Mam's Btory or tho Victim of tfca , H Green Soods Swindlers. , A down-town hotel man related soma green jfl goods stories yesterday ot cases that had '; ifl come under his personal observation. "If fl astonishing what a trade those people have 1 tl and the class ot customers they get" he be- ,' S gan. " Why. I'vo had om toko right out of tar hotel hero two ministers of the gospel. bank ,11 cashier, the leading doctor la a Western town JRasi big enough to have thirteen other doctors, at flB least two deacons, a postmaster, and Lord iBJnai knows how many, ordinary countrymen. When gal I got tills hotol a fow yoars ago I was struck rWngj with the numbor of men from the South and wl WeBt who came horo, registered, paid n.day'n rent, and went away and novor roturnod. They 'fJ'insl would rogistor. and almost beforo they would tcJal be shown to thnlr mom some one would come Ueasi in and ask to be taken right up. Tho some ' s3 one was generally young, and was always ' aagss friend of Ihe family.' I didn't tumble for Borne JnVgsl time, nnd then I made np my mind to tackle aggVJ ono of the fellows. fgsssl " This one was the Postmaster. He had just ggl got in from some Texas town., and a young fellow had him in tow leading him out I said ! to him: 'Hero, como hero a minute.' and I man took him In that hallway and closed the door. ismn I told oqo of tho clerks to telephone to head- Snsl quartors for a policeman. I said to the Post- Hnsi muster. Who is this fellow that's with yonf anlmi He trombled all ovor and got red up to the gsnl roots ot his hair. Then he said it was . 9asl an old friend ot his. I said to him. aaSmn You're lying, and you know It' sHe broke down and said ha'd give me ffinsi all tho money he had if I wouldn't give nun Irlsfl away, and he did. Ho shellod outJSlIuOO that (M ho had in a belt about his waist The polioe- . IM man came in and made him go out to spook v with the swindler, who stood on the corner waiting. It was a fozoy follow. He bus- poctod something and wouldn't reoognlzetne rxH Postmnstor. & "I mado up my mind to put a stop to the business In my notoL It wasn't long after- ward that two ministers came from an Iowa ! town. The fellow got them out of tnonouso. aBml Thoy came back the next day and eon- aTtnl fosflod that they hod lost $500. They Wnsi denied, that , they, were . ministers, and anrVal wanted mo to help to get it book. . 1 Wfnsl didn't do anything for them. Tbey had return f. .. tickets home, and wont thero penniless. About t a week later tho bank cashier came. He be- ? ". longod Jto a Texas bank, and brought $3,000 r1nsi with him. Ho got hero at 10 o'clock fn the ' morning. Ho came book at 1 o'clock without s i: ( a cont He told mo the place that he had r ) beon in when ho lost it It was down next to tnfl the bridge. I sont around to Headquarters i tgS and o dotootlve wont down town and 'oamo i avj back in auother hour with every cent of the f gal money. How ho got it I don't know. IU "Tho Doctor came next Ho was 01 years IU old. and waa going to Germany. He had $1,600 " in twenty-dollar cold plocos. aoh piece was ' . sewod botwoon his shirt and a plooo of mus- lgwJ lin. each pleoo sewed separately. Welt thoy got him in a three-card monto game some- ' , whore, he didn't know whoro. He never got (Hnsi his monoy bock. I remember four country- iUga men who got tholr money bock with the old of liafal Headquarters mon. and I romember at least a K-; ami dozen. Including tho two deacons, who didn't HH get tholr money back, before we drove the ?-K(nsi gang away from my place. In the few MfeTdl months thoy operated here they dldnt get less PiMms than $25,000. They do their work up town in 1 trU Sovonth and Eighth avonuoe now, and 1 am h-f-.sM told thoy aro making just as much, notwlth- niijgsi standing all tho newspapers havo printed." "f.iagl JL Bothersome Boundary Ute, i ftH The boundary line between Cambridge and f- ,H Somorville. Mass.. is bothering the resldento 5. JWt considerably, and efforts aro to be made to 'iH have it straightened out or, at least changed T. JiH bo that the complications may not be so p ;'H numerous. It outs across lots, runs through i) flH yards, and divides houses. Unless a person . bH knows the neighborhood he cannot tell C 'H whothor he Is in Cambridge or Someryille. f fH The owner of ono house con sloepln Cam- J ; bridge, eat his breakfast in rJomervlffe, return ? I Bsi to Cambridge to shave, and have a few minutes -J AgS for roadlnghls papor In tiomorvlllo. all under S t:H ono roof. Through tho front doorway he can ' So to buslnoss by way of Cambridge, and v .' trough the rear doorway by way of Bomor- 5 i-.H vlllo. In another Instance a family In one f, , stride from tho front door stops Into ono oity V and in anothor strldo into the othor city. Bev- I : eral ownora of housos havo to pay taxes In i ', both cities bocause tho line cuts off corner V :sml of their houses. ,H Orerlngs st Jewelry. ', cjH Inresponso toon appeal at a sorrtoe under H the nusploes ot tho Inter-Colonial Christian '. jH Convention in Qulong, Vlotorta, to make offer- H logs "for the servioo of tho Lord in foreign. ' ijH mission work," many young men and women JH procla'mod their readlnoss to go aa mission- ' ', H arios to China, Japan, or olsewhore. but the ' iUVJ groatost oxoitemont was created wben many ''jftml oldorporsonatookoflthoirwutohos. rings, ear- r ( rings, brooohos. and bracelets, and tossed them j J on the platform. Some of tho men promised fj ', lund. ono man offerod a houso nnd nine aerosol , AffaVJ land, and others wroto checks on the spot The j, ; valuo of tho offerings at tho service was about ?H $0,000, . i mH i i i iraggsagsaBssmacsans i span ACME BLACKING is cheaper jM at 20 cents a bottle than any: J other Dressing at 5 cents. rfl A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAYS . i f lags because shoes once blackened, with It cast be kept dean by washing them with water, ! i' People in moderate circumstances find it ! profitable to buy it at 20c a bottle, becauM KH what they spend for Blacking they save in bbbb! hoe leather. jH It is the cheapest blacking considering jBS its quality, and yet we want to sell il (laml cheaper if it can be done. 'We will pay . jH $10,000 Reward ill for a recipe that will enable us to mak . fiH Wolff's Acme Blacking at such price; 5 that a retailer can profitably sell it at 10c. st 5 ? bottle. This offer is open until Jan. 1st, 1803t j; ZM WOIiFF BADDOLPH, FhUadelphl. f I Old urntiur painted with . H PI K-RON I (this is the name of the paint), looks Ilka I ifl stained and varnished tww urntfure. On S coat will do it A child can apply it Yoa ft! V can change a pine to a walnut, or cbeny ' h SH to mahogany 1 there is bo limil tojow I gggi faaclw. AlIwUilrtcHlU ' ' ! . jfafauhteA . ..rVfafay 'amsnsi