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Tr:rm ' Iriti SUNs TbESDAY, AVjGUST 25, 13U0. 1 -.' W
' xionrKs or inn xornn jikhtav-
1 A.rokei- dame with 100,000 am the Tabu
. Uiiaraberlln'a Acnlr, Palate-tlla-a
ryleea YVbleh. XI a Took Prldo la Mala.
. -ialalaic-KaaaKlaK Uualltlea aa a nn,
Wabiiikotoh, Au. 24,-Countless anecdotes
nn related about tho lata John Chamberlln.
1 Ills personal qualities and thg relations ha held
for years with tlio prominent men of t ho counter
, Kir them peculiar Interest.
In 1807 at hit New York place, which was In
Titenly-flfth street. Just across from the old
Hoffman House, there was a noted game of
poker. It occurred In the basement, where the
naming; was generally carried on. A well,
known clU'eo of Washington who then llred In
New York was an era-witness of what took
place. Stated at the table were John Chamber
llii, Sheridan Shook, Den Wood, and another
man whoso tiauio bus passed out nt the metnorr
it the narrator of tho story. r-ome good hands
woro out, and thero was tlkewlke llroly bluffing;
irnlncon. Ho mj s that before the winning hand
was called rxnctly 1100. DUO In cold 'ash had
been placed on the table. John Chamberlln
Mood out to the Inst and was called by Hen
V tmil, who won the pot. 'Ihe wrltor's Inform.
mhi mm nt remember nlint the hands wire, but
njsllicy wrroitood mirs. and that I'lininbcrlln
elninud great dial nf nertc. In thue days lie
had plenty of. money, und he p'nted cards as
niiicli for the jot e of the gamu as he did for the
aitfticy that might be made.
Mr. (-hfimborllti had u wonderfully ncnte
taste, whether for vinnds or liquors, mid It has
often been (aid by hi friends that eten after lie
had nixed drinks and taken a grent number of
them tli much the night or day It was next to
liuposalblo to fool him. This whs pretty well
Illustrated at the Ik-llctue Hotel In I'hllndelphln
the winter before last. Twoof lilsnciiunlntanecs
from Washington sauntered Into the caf6and
found rimuiberlln sitting at n table all alone,
lie had a few moments before otdereil what be
tailed at his own plsi en" Wnxctn."
"hit down. What will you have, boys J" was
his vreetl.m.
" What are you going to drink ?" was asked,
"I have urdiTid a Waxitutbut they do not
know h.iv to tnnka them In one placo in a
l he two friends trnk the same. Hut beforo
Ihelr older 1011I1I bo ulteh the waiter returned
with C'hntnberlln'a drink. He tasted It, and,
shot lnu the clsunilile, said to the tvtltrr:
"Take this thing back. I dlstlnctlr told you
to rfqeist the barkeeper to uo l'l mouth gin
md Italian termnuth In this cocktail. lie has
put" In Holland gin and French termouth, und I
would not cite ten cents a hundred fur such
, onriictlons."
In a few minute the three drinks were
Viocght. and as be smacked his lips the famous
Joul man remirhtd.
"1 hese are all right. Nobody can fool me."
Jut then the barkeeper came Into the room.
1 ringing the bullies with him, and apologized
tut hAmberlln. adding:
"I did rot know It was you. Mr. Chamberlln.
ou mi.st excuse me. We hare a big rush to
sir. Wo might fool some people, but not the
nan who is so tine a judge of liquors."
Late ouo night at his own place In Washing
tun 1 hamberlln sat at a table with a number of
the most distinguished men in thv land. He
had been haying a good time socially, and the
drinks -rere ordered freely. Several of those
jruent noticed that within an hour the host
changKl his drinks no fewer than seven differ
ent times. He would first take plain whiskey
H3d water. The next round bis drink would
yrobably be a cold apple toddy. Then be would
order a hot Scotch. The next might be Scotch
and club soda, and then he wonld call for a hot
apple toddy. One of the gentlemen began to
iwonstrato with blm about like this:
" It scccis to me, Chamberlln, that you would
heatraid to change your drinks so frequently."
"There never was a greater fallacy than that,"
exclaimed Chamberlln. "The war to obtain
the best effect of yonrdrlnka la to mix them.
Chinee them frrqnently. It Is all the same
1 thing. There ts Just u much alcohol In each
one. and )ou get tho effect nu matter Low they
I ore taken."
I "That ts all well and good," said one of the
I party. "But It leeinsto mu thata man Is llkclr
I to get pretty fall If he follows your advice."
I "(J't fall ?" returned Chamberlln. "Why. I
I never saw a crowd of you fellows away from
I :. home around a table late at night with any
; other Idea than getting loaded."
mi ''hamberlln bad the reputation of being able
B to drink more than almost any other man In
Hv the ennntry hat as ntnntterof fact he knew
V how to pretend ho m doing more than his
share. Nine-tenths of tho prominent people
I who frequented his place in Washington al
I -vais wanted to be with him. They liked to
I hear him talk, and they enjoyed taking a
friendly drink or two with him. The consc
I queuce was that they had him travelling up nnd
I down stain, and all through the three houses.
I and from table to table. His own bartenders
I knew Just exactly how to prepare his drinks.
They wero always much smaller than any of the
I others and decidedly w enker, und he itlmoit In-
Tsr'ably left from half to two-thlnW of even
I those light mixtuns In the glass. He could not
I sttempt to copo with all the people who enjoyed
I VU company and came to his establishment to
I hearhim talk about the famous men and women
I he knew and the coo! times he had had with
I lelrttle throughout the United States. In
I otfcer cities It was Jut the same wa.
I Fr.r the lint s.x or eight years Mr. Chamher-
I Jin's will power during severo Illness probably
I nad more to do with keeping him allvotlmn
I antthlnge'se. On set eral occasions he had been
I given un by eminent doctors. Tlur said ho
could not possibly survive. Attacks of rheu-
malic gout laid him on his back for week at a
H time, and it looked often as if the disease, would
surely nach tils hmrt nnd put him Into his
grave. When least oxpected ho would suddenly
rally, lump up out of his bed. and beforo his
H closest friends wero aware of It would bo off for
H New York, Lone Branch, Saratoga, or Chicago.
H And again, when people nt a dUtanco would
H hear that l.ewns surely dying ho would send
H out Invitations for a big dinner to which rroml
H sent men from all sections would bo Invited.
Much as Mr. Chambirlln travelled In his
H own rountr). ho never made a trip across the
Atlantit Ocean. Time nnd ngaln h had his
H1, ps'sgeo rtignged on an oceun Meaincr for Liver
H' pool ur yueenstown, but something always hap
H' pened tn prevent him from sailing. Ho was ex
H tremely anxious to tlslt London, Paris. lierlln,
H Vienna, iinme, and other foreign capltnls. Ho
B knew lending ineii from all the old countries,
K anil repeatedly promised himself and thoso
B Ahom he had met that he would Join them ncrosa
t the '-itter and haro n good time with them. Ho
K, oftm said he wanted tn visit London and Paris
K more Minn any other places bovnnd the sens.
B Am iiiiniber nf prominent I u -l and Irish
B '.itesiu n had been his guesu n Wnsh
H tngti nnd thty yinrnei fur an opp'' lilt)
B entertain him In the British capital 'I.,o
V chl f riasun fur his failure to cros tho Atlantic
H wi u ardent ((,ire to see the C'hambtrllu
( Hotel at Old Point Comfort completed. Fur a
H number of ears ho worked diligently to havn
H Hint pr-ijeot euccessfullj carried out, and when
H It un$ (lnnlly accmnpllshid, although, as ho
H hiuibelf admitted, ho had coinparatUtly small
H p'liininry Interest In the enterprise, he knew he
H bid In en linlrumental In causing tho erection
H of a house that would boa credit to thecountry,
H and twrpetuute his namo and fame as a host.
H To that undertaking in probably due his utter
H collapsn ohyslcally. The strain it caused him
H wan trtmtndoue, and things went wrong for so
j r.iunj ears that Ihe patience of a Job might
H U lme been taxed to the utmost. For the
H lntl six or eight mouths Chamberlin'a friends
H in talking with him have often heard him aay;
H "I bate more friends and lets money than,
H , Serhapb, any man In the United States."
B' Hy that he meant that be could raise prac
H. tlcnlly any reasonable som he set out to get. He
Hi l generous to a fault, and had he made a
OK " ' i dollars clear In n ear, the (hancea are
B ' t In t a rent would have been bated at tho
) 'mi if the year, Chamberlln absolutely did
IB noi know tt lint It meant tn be penurious. Yhul-
tu'' I e had waa Invariably at the dlKsal of
, hi fr ends, after the needs of his family had
been satisfied. For the latter be looked 001
H with Javiahness that waa remarkuHe. II
Mi- .&&.
JLSt".hU ""! Ma daughter, his aged father
before he passed wy, and bis maiden aistara
S.i1, Lo.ul to hare everything necessary to
their comfort and happlnsis.
.Nn,,r." !lorth nolhlng beyond what It will
purchase for those yon love." he has often been
lions laid itway." Had he been clots, or even
provident, the chances are that t-dar John
chamberlin'a estate would La worth several
1 r?f u?Pt thirty-Are roara probably no man
!?t ihl " 8ttea lived better than John
Chamberlln. It waa his boast that ho could eat
nothing that was common or badly cooked. He
""ed very little for fancy dishes, and he post.
"T. . X bhorred the French splues and gravlea
which most bonvivants dote niton. He 0011 tended
that the plainer the food was the better. Ills
Idea waa that tho main thing to do was to get
the very best the market afforded, no matter
where you had to send for It, and after you got
It, then the thing was to hnvo It prepared in
suoh a way that psople would never forget It.
Many people have Imagined that Chamberlln
must have bad Frenoh cooks In hta establish
ment. Not so. They were genuine Americans,
all born right In this couutry. They were negro
women, who hud been trained under the eye of
the proprietor.
Chambcrlln's charges for what he served havo
been so Invariably high that the frequenters of
the place, and particularly his friends and
ironies, have for years mado it a polht to Joke
with him on the price list: and many stories
have been told on this line. On one octaslon he
aid to a group who pretended to be complain,
"Let me tell you fellows n thing or two. I
Intend to keep my prices hd. If llienrnf nut
oilier plncu in the world that charges as much
as I do, up will go my prices again, Suppose I
were to sell two drinks for 11 quarter r hy, It
wouldn't be two weeks bufure every Tom, Hick,
and Hurry would bo running In here. They
tyuld cituiu In with the Idea thev might seo
prominent people, and eviry damned olio of you
would mill nnilng hure."
On a fun day in August, n few rears ago. Col.
John It. Fellow a of New York, 1 loldlng to the
taste he had ncqulrnl it hen ho lived In Askansas.
went IniiiChnmberlln's mid asked for a good
flu of buttermilk und corn bread. The fare was
the very best In tbut Hue that could have been
procured, and the Culonel demanded an extra
order. When tho bill w as rendered he discovered
that tt amounted to $1.80. Meeting Chnmborltn
a few momenta inter the ex-Congressman eatd:
"John, 1 have always heard you are a great
robbur. Look at this charge 1 The Idea of mak
ing n man pay $1.80 tor buttermilk and corn
bread 1"
Chamberlln, always ready for any emergency,
rcpllid aa quick as a flash:
" Well, lr )OU New Yorkers will come Into my
place nnd cull for tilings out of season, jou mutt
expect to pay us liberally or the house can't be
1 kept up."
bcreml ears ago Chamberlln was nt Norfolk,
a.. In company with a well. know n naval otll
ier. They discovered a man on a wharf who
had for salo sixty very line Bhad. It was an
early catch, for very few of the flah were ruu
ntng In the streams. Af U r Inquiring the price,
which was no cents a head, Chamberlln snld:
" You have Just exactly sixty. I will glto ou
80 cunts nplece and take the whole lot."
The bargain was cloid, and thu shad were
shipped that vrr) night on the boat on which
Chnmbcrllu and the olilcer returned to Wash
ington. Hememberiiig the purchate. tho naval
nlllcer the next day went to Chamberlin'a for
his dinner. He thought with gicat relish of the
shad he was about to ent. and calculated that as
there were eight good single orders, or certainly
kI In a tih, be would probably hate to pay
bomethlng like '.'3 rents for the shad When his
bill was brought ho discovered that the chnrgo
wasToceul. A day or two later he met the
proprietor nod remonstrated with blm about as
" Now, look here, Chamberlln, 3 nu ought to be
nsbamed tu chnrge such an outrageous price for
01. e order of shad. I ueter lould hate believed
it. especially as I was with you when you bought
the lot from the fisherman "
" You nro a very unreasonable man," replied
Chamberlln. "1 ueter met anybody llkejou. I
did not chnrge jou u rent for the shad. 1 gave
It to ou."
"(iavn It to me?" ejaculated tho naval man in
great astonishment.
"Yes. gave It to you. Why, man, you didn't
para cent for that fish. You paid only for the
cooktng and the waiting, and not a cent for the
Itclatlng tho incident some da) a later to sev
eral of his ti lends, Mr. Chamberlln remarked:
"It is astonishing what peculiar views some
people li.tte. Now, that friend of mine doea not
take into consideration tho facts that here 1
have to pay an enormous rent, keep the place
running In the middle of summer, when the re
lelplsare far below the expenditures, bate the
house carpeted from top to bottom, and run It
on exrlusite lines, so that none nut gentlemen
ehall cuius. A nice mess I would have of It were
I to bring my prices down to the let el of the or
dinary nlai e."
thambrrlln enjoyed Immensely a remark
that w ni made some t ears ago by the celebrated
Col. Dick Wlntersmllh of Kentucky about the
high charges for which ho waa noted. It is a
slory that has been told from one end of this
country to the other, and It has also travelled
to London and Tarls, tosay nothing of the num
ber of times It was printed In newspaper when
It waa comparatively new and fresh. It seems
thata young Ketitucklan with plenty of money
waa spending a few weeks in Washington dur
ing the gar winter season. He went Into fash
ionable cocieiy, and wns exceedingly fond of
calling on the ladles. One evening he wan to be
one ot a theatre party In which torn" of the
leading belles were included. When he and the
Colonel sal down together in Chamberlin'a the
young man said:
" How 1 would like to take a whack at a nice
porterhouse steak, smothered lu onlonsl llut it
is out of the question. 1 am afraid of the
breath it might give me. You know I am
going to the theatre with tome unarming ladles
this evening."
"Hate no fear, my friend," chimed In the
Colonel. "Just go right ahead and have vuur
steak nnd onious. When jou get your bill for
the meal you have ordered It will take your
brtulh uway."
Last year when the great American Thanks
giving dinner was given lu London Chamberlln
sent over practically all tho thing that were
eaten by ho Americans and their guests. It
was through his friend Gen. Pat L'olllni-. Consul-General
to Ixnduu. that lie was Instru
mental in doing this. The mutton was from
Kentucky, of tho Southdown breed, and ltcauiu
right from the mountain region nf that Mate.
For ears Chamberlln secured the ver finest
mntuiu from that section, and hoalwascon
tended that it could not be beaten by any pro
duced in England or Australia. 'Ihu Jowl,
cooked with the spinach, which the AmirU-iins
hnd on that occasion, he obtained from set eral
different parties In 'Icnue ee who hail for
years tuppllid him. Ha ma'.n.atned thai thu
tiry behi Jowl can be pn.uireil In 'Ieunessee.
'Hid turkejs which he sent hu procured lu
Kbodu Inland, a little Statu that lias eupollud
his Washington place for a number of years.
He hud been In the hunk of palns at Urst
bands US cents a pound for turkeys, and nenplo
had to pay accordingly when they ato turkey at
C'hnmbcrlln's. Country causages-real stun,
too hu Invariably bought from a number of
Maryland farmers who rnadu thtm specially to
order for him. Href shanks, from which the
celebrated beef shank soups woro made at
Chainberlin's. strange tn relate, hu bought of
soma New ork butchers, who kept a sharp
watch to send just what he wanted. Hut. per
haps, the rarest delirany whlrh Cbamberlln put
out was his devilled r lis. Epicures will bear
wltnets that nowhere eli In this or any other
land hasadnvllitd crab eter been served that
equalled lu flavor and dellcalo richness the
Chamherlin kind. Ihe recipe Isaeecret, and It
Is a well-known fact hi re that negro cooks will
not permttono another to tvaloli wlion they pre
ptru certain dishes. I Ida is particular! true
of the cooks who preparo the crabs and tho
Welsh rarebits at Chair.btrlln's. '1 ho waiters
are kept uway for feur thty may dlvulgu the
proems. ....
Among tne most highly prlzodl pictures re
cuived by Mr. t haiiiiierlin aro those of tiio
greul bursts owned by Lord llosebcry, ux-I'rlmo
Minister of Clrcal Hrlt.iln. They were sent tn
hlrn lat winter encased In beautiful frames,
with ihe autograph of the giver. They uro ab
solutely cornel drawings ol his famous 1 me
thai won the great Uerby and other rft son
the English courses. With the ketwiei 1 iide
did .Mr, Chamberlln exhibit them. Aft-r unn
Inifthein hero for eo'jie time lie bin, "I the
plcti.ns to his New York risldento, 1 1 ex
pressed a desire Inter to hang tbcm In 11 hotel
ai Old Point ( inuiort.
Chamberlln was a close friend of Larry and
Leonard Jerome when thoso famous men llted.
Ho never grew weary of telling atorlus about
them. Another man whom ho dotid on tva
tliu lain Price Mc'jruth of Kentuci ( ul
Jack Chlnn. th" nUd turfman und frienl of
Senator Joe Iiliickburu, la aiiothtr fileud of
many years' atundlng. ....
Oroter Cloyeliind does not lint e thu reputa
tion of pos'.csxlm: many Inllmalu frlunda. but he
earl took un Intense fancy to ('hamberlln, and
any hour f the duy In ordinary times C'humber
lin could gain an audience with him tthtu other
men, Including the most fuinoiik atatenmou,
could not got bin car. The Prcelaont only ouo
year ago eent Chamberlln a wonderfully Jolly
und filendly letter tbunktng him for a casuof
very lino whiskey forwarded to him at Buz
yard's Bay by Chamberlln. In the letter he
said that If lie whs anything of u Judge of
tvhianey hu believed ho had about tho finest
case of any man then sojourning in the old Hay
'I he' list of Chamberlin'a friends could be ex
tended until tt would fill columns of a news
paper. He had friends etery where. No other
private cltlren probably bad as many railroad
passes and franks as he.
noviiLK lrxnnixo of sisters.
The Mlsee Kornroaler to JTIe tb llrldee
Nt Their Fatbar'a Church,
There Is to be a double wedding to-night In
the First Oerman Baptist Church, on Montrose
avenue, Wllllamsburgb, The brides are Emtlle
and Anna 11. Kornmaler, daugbtera of the Iter.
6, Kornmaler, pastor of the First Uermau Bap
tist Church of Prospect avenue. Brook I j n. The
ceremony will be performed by tho bride'a
father, assisted by the Her, C. L. Marquardt,
the pastor of the churth where the weddings
will lake plate. Miss hmille is to rnnrry the
Hev. William Heeuer of Allegheny City, Pa.,
and Mlrs Anna will become the wlluol ldward
F. Schroider of Hlver Edge, N.J, There will
be a reception at the bouse of the brldss'
parents, 007 blutesnth street, Brooklyn,
rxarunea at mobt PAnKTAKBir
AT AN ALTITUDE or 1,000 rjSBT.
BIk Tears ot Kzaerlmeeta la neaehlaa:
Utah Attltnaae aid Haearlas- Seleattne
Bat-Caaaetea la the Weather rare,
caet at Jtlae nill-L.aaseaBa Air Mhtas,
. PonTl.Ann, Aug. 24.-Hlgby Park was the
scene of aerial navigation experiment last
week. Of course, the great orent of the week
was the flight of Charles Lamaon'a big air ship.
With Lamson at Hlgby waa W. A. Eddy of
Hayonne, N. J who since 1800 has been en.
gaged In flying kltea for solentlflo observations.
In 1800 Mr. Kddy began experimenting with
kites with long tails. A year later he began
experimenting with kites without tails. The
Malay Islanders have auoh kites, and Mr.
Eddy's kltea havo been called Malay kites. He
soon discarded the klto of the Malays and pro
ceeded nu his uwn Ideas.
Mm ?rn:::li'lrti
view or many pauk at an ki.ki atui.v ur
1,000 n.KT.
Mr. Eddy's kites are made on alight frame,
and It took hundreds of experiments to enable
him to properly place the cross stick In this
frnmo so that the kite would maintain Itself in
the air. Finally, after trying again and again,
only to wreck tho kites which had cost him so
much labor and trouble, Mr. Eddy succeeded.
Ho Increased the concavity of the surfaoe of hla
kites, and by learning how to construct them
In this respect, together with the right prppor
tlona of the frame, was enabled tn put them to
practical use. With hla first kites, three hav
ing tails, Mr. Eddy succeeded In reaching nn
altitude of 4,000 feet. On the 3d of August,
this year, one of his kites was sent up to an altl
tudo of 7,m feet at Blue Hill Observatory,
near Boston, where the kites are now tn con
stant use.
In the sclentlflo work of the observatory the
kites are used to support In the air the thermo
graph which has been constructed by Mr. A. P.
Fcrgurson, the assistant observer. The experi
ments are particularly successful In showing
variations In temperature, and tt has been found
that an increase or decrease In temperature at
tho altitude of the kites as comparod with the
temperature at the earth's level is followed by a
corresponding change down below in about
twelve hours. On Aug. 1, 181)0. It was found
that at an altitude nf 6,001 feet above the oh
sert atory. or 0.630 feet above the val ley level ut
the base of Blue Hill, there was a decrease In
temperature of IH degree.
' ''.SNAP5HbT
- STr'Ayff.
Tbe motion of the kites will denote an ap
proaching local storm by tho tremendous arc
through which they nwlug, and tnelr sudden
droDs and risings, caused by ihe disturbances In
tbe air. These are Indications or a storm as
noted at Blue Hill and Batonne, N. J., but Mr.
Eddy rays Indications might re different on the
Maine coat, The rise of the kite in predicting
storms is not as satisfactory, however, aa for
the other nurpoeea mentioned.
Another set of experiment. mode by Mr. Eddr
has teen successful, nnd Is tntelentlng ns show
ing what can be done In the wu of flotation.
hen I.ilientlinl. with his 111 ingmathine, mtdu
his flights, he did to bi leaping from .oine high
placo against the wind. He crowd that such
flight was possible nimtnst the wind. Mr. Eddy
beiame Interested in soltlug tho question of
what could be accomplished Intliewuyof float
ing In the air Willi the wind. He made small
paper airoplanes und sent them up with his
kites. Ihe Henip.nl.es wore madu nf paper
weighted on the edges with pins. They wero
tonllned in a receptacle liken talle attached to
the kite string When tlley left the earth a slow
match was lighted, and by thit Hue the kites
had gotten well up into thu air the match hid
burnt awuy the fastenlnus of the lltllotuliso
and the aeroplanes wero released. Then they
tteut sailing away before the breere at an alti
tude of U.000 feel, show lug that It is po.siblu lu
support llt(ht ohjictaln tho air without forcing
them against the wind.
Mr. Eddy has been taking pictures nt Hlgby
Park, and Ihu accompanying Illustration show
ing the track und n bit of the Midway gltei un
idea of how Hlgbr would look tn a person
1,000 Jeet un. Mr. Lddr secured eight views at
Itlgby, and bus secured many good photographs
elsewhore. In making theso photographs .Mr.
Eddy begins by harnessing several of the kite
together. The camera Is attached to ths kite
linn In sueh a manner that it will uolnt down
ward at an mi tie of lfidogrees. It la aimed attbfl
object to be photographed before the kites start
on their Journey. Mr. f.ildt's experience
enabling him to tell from the direction nf the
wind about where the camera will bo after
the kites have raised to the desired height.
From the camera a string falls to ihe ground 111
a straight lino. Mr. IMdy holds this string
while hla assistant muusges the kites. Stand
ing directly beneath tbe lamern, Mr. Eddvls
able to steady It by means of the string and at
the same lime to take the picture, the string
being attached to the shutter of tho camera.
With his camera Mi. Eddy sent up 1 register
ing thermometer. This was the object which to
the onlookers at Itlgby resomblcd n brick tied
to thu kite string.
Mr. Eddy Is cntlitislastlo in his praises of Mr.
Lamson'a achievement. He said In sptuking
of It:
"On Nov. la, 1S0I, Lawrence Hnrgrato of
Svdney, New South Wales, was hoisted to a
height of sixteen feet hy meana of four nf his
klU'sof sIlahr.neH. Tbowclgluof the man nnd
four kltea was i'OH pounds. Mr. Hargrate, who
wumned lt)'i of the SON pounds, sat In a sling
sent and nan raised sixteen feet.
"The lien man to be hoisted on a kite string
was Cant Baden-Povvell, balloon expert of the
liltlshnrmy. He is hoisted lu Ihopresenco
ul the Scots Guards in .London, 011 Sept. IH,
1MI6, and full particulars of his achievement
were published in the London papers the next
dny lie wus tuken toahslglit (if lOUfeet. It
w ill bo seen from these two cases, which are the
only authenticated cases on record, that Mr,
Lamson, by demonstrating his ability to raise a
man weighing ISO pounds to a height of 000
feet, has beaten all previous achievements. In
my opinion had not tho cord broken the kite
and the dummy representing a man would have
gone up at least 1,500 feet,"
Mr, Eddy's objeot Is to send small kites as
high as potslblo for salontltio purposes. Hiram
Maxim, the famous Maine Inventor, has bien
experimenting at hla English home with u large
machine, the floating power of which coiielsla
lu aeioplaneu designed to be drltcn forward
with such speed that they will lift the machine
from the earth much as a bird soars. Others
havu boon engaged lu the construction of smaller
flying machines.
Prof. A. P. Langley, Secretary Smithsonian
Institution, has made a motor machine which,
with nobody on board, flew half a mile near
Washington on tbe Potomac The machine Is
about a by 13 feet, steam being the motive
Lawrence Hargrove has Invented twenty-one
flying machines, email devices about 21 feet In
diameter, all of which flerr short distances, one
going 308 feet, but at no great altitude.
Dlda't Pbatosraph Boaton.
Boston. Aug, 24. William A. Eddy aent op
a series of kltea from the new sky acraper on the
alte of the old Tremont House this afternoon,
but there was not wind enough to reach the de.
aired elevation and tbe attempt to photograph
the city had to be poatponed. After three kltea
had been floated successfully Mr, Eddy prepared
his camera for picture taking. The camera waa
to go up on tbe fourth kite, bat before It waa
ready tbe wind died out. Another attempt will
I be inade.to-morrovr.
Lirs Tones a it out xows.
Victor Maurol, on of the elngere not re
engaged tor the next season at the Metropoli
tan Opera Houso, will not be heard at all In
this country next winter. It waa possible
for a time that he might come bank here to
give a eerlea of anna; recitals In various cities,
aa tho entertainments of this character which
ha gate last winter at Chlckerlng Hall were
successful enough to make It seom probable
that more of tbem might prove profitable.
But this arrangement felt through, and ho
will slog next season at Paris, Monto Carlo,
nnd St, Petersburg. In the forthcoming re
vival of "Don Juan" at tho Op6ra Comlque
he will sing the title rOlc, nnd ut Monte Carlo
he wilt appear In Lara's "Moyna," as well
as In Uoldmnrk's "Queen of Sheba." Maurel
was extremely disgruntled at his failure to
secure a reOngagemont hero: but the direc
tion of the opera concluded that ho attracted
no piitrouaire cummennurnto with bis torms.
Ho complained constantly that the largo Blue
if the company vrevonted him from appear
ing often enough to icnllygaln ponulurlly
with the public, and he belletod that .cer
tain other singers nt tho Metropolitan exertel
their great Intluento to his leirlmenL There
turo probably no groundn whateter for this
belief. Whcneter nn operatic artist falls to
makn n tuctcss thero nro alwajs plenty of
good reasons for It wliroh aro lu no way con
lerncd with ills own powors. Maurol ex
plained his failure as fcViimlllo In "Carmen"
In a half ilii'.i 11 dtlfrronl ways, which extended
from tho position of the mirror lu his dress
ing room up tu hlguur Ilet tenant's manner 0.'
conducting. ,
Mnrie liiejiu, who Is not to sing nt tho Met
ropolitan, hai beun engaged for a curtain num
ber, of pcrformunieeal the Thiatre do la
Mohnale In Htussels. nnd lu February she
comes back hero to alng In concert. Ono nt
tbe singers promised for thu Mnpleson com
pany la Jeanne Harding, a French soprano,
who made her debut lu Palls two years ago.
That was her first appearance on U10 stage,
but for some time ehe hd been well known,
and tho stories of her career made extremely
lively reading. When she nppenred at tbe
Opera Comlquo-hnving selectod 8alnt-B8na'i
oporn, "Phryne," as the teblclo-her recep
tion was disconcerting even to ono of her well
controlled confidence of domennor, Tho ttlies
of eomo of the men whom sbo hnd known be
fore the stage was ber ambition either came
tbcmseltcs or sent deputies to express their
appreciation of the new artist. Tho remit
was n shower of vegetables 011 the stage and
n furious storm of hisses and cat rails. But
tho singor'a self-possession came to her rescue
nnd she managod to gut through tho opera,
Slnco thnt she has continued to sing, nnd won
some recognition on herinerltB. Whateter
her reception In New York mar bo. she can bo
confident that nn such episodes as attended
her Parts debut will 00 cur. Americans aro no
toriously Indulgent to foreign artists.
Adorenormoro of the big corporations and
business houses in tho city hate setup restau
rant whero their omplojecs may get excellent
lunches at about otie-lblrd tho regular restau
rant prices. This Is not altogether n question of
generosity on tho part of tho companies, though
they undoubtedly run their restaurants at a loss.
The management of the working force of a big
corporation Is a serious problem, nnd ono of Us
difficulties Is greatly lessened by tho restaurant
scheme. There are bound to be some delin
quents out of several hundred men who go out
at lunch time, men who nil) overstay their
limo or will selre the opportunity to take a
drink. By serving a lunch In the building the
company makes up In time, what It may loso In
the running expenses of the restaurant. More
over, their omplojecs are better serted. For
Instance tho Western Union people, who em
ploy many men and women lu their main build.
In i, hare a large restauraut, and It charges Just
enough to cover the cost of the meals served
there. These meals are prepared In the com
pany's own well-equipped kitchen. The Chase
National Hank rmplots a raterer who has his
warming kitchen In the cellar, but cooks his
fond outside of the building. 1 be officers of the
lmiik have ono dinning room and the cleik
have another. The Fourth National Bank has
excellent restaurant accommodations and Its
caterer cooks his food In the building. Tint
New York Life Insurance Company and tbe
Mutual hate good-sized dining rooms tor their
employees: no outsider Is admitted. Most of
the companies that proildo lunches for their
emplojees allow them but halt an hour's tlmo
at noon .Many of the big banking and broker
age firms In Wall and Brood streets have con
tracle with caterers tu lurnlsh so ninny lunches
every da).
Innovations that would hare been scorned as
"new-fangled notions" a few jears ago aie now
finding favor In the army, notably tbe bicycle,
and to a less decree the photographic camera.
Llout. Samuel Iteber has been experimenting at
San Antonio with n photographic apparatus,
nnd he has Just been detailed to Fori Leaven
worth tu inatruct the officers lu military pho
tography. This la a subject to which he has
glien much attention. A majority of the enlist
ed men In the signal corps hate now a fair
knowledge of military phoiography. Its useful
ness has been demonstrated In many wars.
A new kind of a sawdust game waa worked
siirceasfully last wee): on a credulous hotel
clem In Brooklyn. A amooth-faced man regis,
latent! as J. S. Small of Hurrlaburg. All of hla
luggage was in a paper parcel of about tbe sire
of a small haudbug. Hocairled It In a shawl
strap. Thero was nothing unusual lu his ap
(eirance, and cnrrlug of lugg-tce In a paper
bundle wns nut new to the hotel clerk. On the
following duy Mr Small asked tho rleri. to lend
him Si. "It Is contrary to tlm rules," replied
the cli rk. " for the deek to lend money "
"All." said Mr. Sinnll softly,"! really did
not ktiow that." He went nut. lie did not te
turn, nnd, he had paid nothing on Ills hotel
bill, the clerk went up to his room to .cUe hla
luirgak'e. llo found tho paper bundle safely
rtowtil away under the bed, Thu sluwl strap
was removed, and when the biindlo was opeuid
It was found to contain n cardboard box neat y
tided w lib sawdust, excelsior, and it. . bricks.
Ailvorllslng b giving souvenirs Is not monop
olized by the theatres by any metns. 1 here are
large corporations lu New York that gitu away
every ear thousands of valuatilo articles with
the names nf tho rorpninllmi stump d on them.
These urn not given Indiscriminately, hut Ihu;
are sent whete the) will do the most good, tine
f the biggest Insurance companies distributed
M'verul weeks ago pearl handled knives of ex
(Client quality uniting Its friends and policy
luildirs. It Is a knife that would cost about f-'
in u cutlery shop. Hits Is expensive ndtertlb
lug, but as It is general, presumably It pays.
Tho remarkablo resemblance between Huron
Sudeley of Toddingtnn nnd ex-Congrossninn
Charles Traccy of Albiriy, which wns com
nieuirdon b) a number of gentlemen who mrt
thu British pier nt luncheon as the guest of ex.
Major William It. Orncn somo weeks 11. o, has
nn explanation, it seems, in the fact that lies of
blood relationship exist botwien them. Mr.
(1 race's guests were Infflimed nt thetlmx by tho
Englishman thnt his family mime is Tracy
nnd tliut his own name U C'hurles Tracy, Al
though he does not spell his name with an "e."
as does tho Albany man who looks so much Ilk
him, lie Is a member of the suiue family. Col.
John 'lrncej'. Superintendent nf Charities of
thu District of Columbia, was lu tbe city the
other day, and, riimmrntlng 011 the resemblance
which his ounger brother beara to the English
nobleman, hald:
"Thera Is every rcnann why thero should ho
such a resemblance, 1,01 d Sudeley Is a depend
ent of Traccy of llntin mil, and so nro the mem
brra of our family, Ilelsnf a younger branch
of the family and woof the eldir. The family
features of face and form seem to have been
preserved in nil It. niemb' rs 10 a great degree,
i know of on occasion many tears ego when I
followed a gentleman several blocks In this nil y.
thinking him to bu 111) fattier, only to find when
I had caught up with him. il. it hu was ('limit's
Tracey ut Poughkeipslc "
Ihn pullersdn and baikcm of tho Park row
clothing stores innj hntn fallen In n men. uro
from their former heights, and thu complaint
that they nre now compelled not only to drag
possible customers Into the itnrcJ, but also to
aoll them the clothes after they gut them Inside,
seems to Indlcste that tbet are nolnnger treated
with the consideration duo to their exceptional
talents. In tbe palmy days of their calling It
.was considered enough to secure the man firmly
and then to Imnd him over to the clerks Inside
while the puller. Ill wus allowed to resume on
the sidewalk the exerolse of his difficult pro
fession. But like other professions that of the
pullers-In became crowded, and men were found
who would willingly add to the labor of securing
the customer the more menial work of
attending lu hla needs. So the honor of
Ihe calling diminished. The trifling ac
cident which disturbed the career of one
expert puller-ln who dragged a man's arm out
of the socket It was a wooden arm and of an.
other who brought about the death of a passer
by afflicted with heart disease through his ener
getlo aoltcltatlou, did not affect tbe puller-ln's
Position so seriously aa the necessity of com-
Selling him to perform a merely commercial
uty Inside tbe store. But he la a power still on
Park row, even If he does not think ao much of
himself. Men who would knock down a
stranger that presumed to touch themaubmlt
wllllugly to any amount of pulling and mauling
from the puller-ln, and Instead of anawerlng
htm In the way one would expeot, quietly atop
to reason or docilely walk half a block with
aculier-ln clinging to their coat alleys.
tub iter. in. CAHtritKhi, i.kvt his
w, '
The UntveraMltat Minister All III Lire a
Frlead of Aetora-IIe Oaee riaved Edwin
llolh from Drowrnlna Callaetlon Con.
lata or Auloaraph aad Ulna: Belle".
The Player' Club received yesterday a gift
of remarkable value Intrinsically, and altogether
unique aa a material tribute from the pulpit to
the stage. It was the beqnett of the Iter. John
If. Campbell of Buffalo, a Unlrersaltst minister.
Few other men not thomselves directly con
corned in theatrical business bad as many
friends and acquaintances among actors as did
the Iter. Mr. CampbclL
Mr. Campbell possessed a large collection of
pictures nnd autographs of actors, stage rellos,
and prompt books. It Is hollered to hare boon
the largest prlvnto collection of tho sort In this
country. It hod been his particular care for
fifty years. He waa not ostentatious about his
liking for tho people of the stnge. Only his
mostlntlmato friends knew of his collection!
probably few even ot these know that on every
night when there was a reputable company In
a Buffalo theatre tho Hev. Mr. Campbell was
seated comfortably In tho wings chatting with
the principals of the rnst between cues. He was
by nu means a rich man, and with tactful recog
nition of tho fact tho freedom of tho BufTnlo
thoatres wns given him to go In and out and to
scat himself where he pleased.
It was always his wish that his collection
should go to the Players' Club at his death.
Soon after his death, a few weoksago, at the
age ot 75, Mrs. Campbell wiote to the President
of tho club, saying that sho had the collection
roady to send to tho Players as soon as desired.
The oollcotlon arrived yesterday. Tho collec
t'on cannot bo formally acoeptcd until tho
dlreotors meet In October. The membors aro
much pleased with tho clergyman's gift, and
are proud of the friendship It signified.
Ono of tho prominent membcrsof the Players'
Club talkod freely yesterday to a Sun rcportor
about the ButTulo clergyman who was so highly
esteemed by actors. Ha said ho did not wish to
be quoted, as there might be persons who would
accuse him of advertising himself at tho ex
penso of Mr. Campboll.
" Mr. Campbell was born In this city In April,
1891," said the actor, "'Steve' Biodlo'a resort
Is now on the site of the bouse In which tbe
clergyman first saw tho light. As a boy Mr.
Campboll was very fond of the stage, and was a
groat orator. Ho knew nearly all of his Shakes
peare by heart before bo was lfi, and was
familiar with all the principal modern plays
brought out In London. In those days the first
nights in Now York were few nnd far between,
and Mr. Campbell has told mo often how ho
used to seok out tho Eugllsh unpera on their ar
rival and read what waa snld about the rials
nnd nlaycrs of England, llo saved flies of all
these old papers containing criticisms of plays
or sketches of the players and nuthors, and I
have no doubt they are now In this collection
presonted to the club.
"He became n carriage maker when he was
uult young, but his natural ability as an orator
took him from bis trade. He was never happy
unless engaged in an oratorical argument, so
the business of carriage making was no doubt
sadly negleoled. Ho engaged In several public
debutes, and waa urged by f rlenda to atudy for
the ministry or tbe atage. He wavered for a
lime between the foolllglits and the pulpit, but
hla mother's adrlre induced him tu enter n
theological seminary. Ho became n successful
I'lilversHlinlprfHcher, and for a long lime was
Fromlnent in religious clroles In this city,
Irooklyn.and Boston. By degrees hu became
acquainted with the people of the atage. and
whenever he met plaers he becaino their fast
friend a.
"Two of hla life-long friends were hMwIn
Booth and Ednlu Forrest. 1 hla friendship was
strengthened hy the clergyman's great love for
tho tragedies portru)ed by those great actors.
"One tliiio when Mr. Booth waa vlalllng the
cleigtinun at his home at Lake View, near Buf
falo. Sir. Campbill saved theaotor's life. While
they were out rowing tho boat waa upset and
Mr. Booth's legs became entangled In the bow.
line so that be was not able to helphlmself. Hn
was sinking fur thn third time when Mr. Camp
bell came to his aid.
"In tho clergyman's collection, which I nlways
took great pleasure In Inspecting whenever I
plated In Buffalo, weru numerous play manu
scripts onco owned and used by great actor..
Half a doton or more of these bear Edwin
Booth's autograph. They were originals used
by the actor himself in the presentation of lb
tragedies be won fame in. I am told tnat both
Forrest and Booth at ailed themselves of some
of Mr. Campbell's suggestions In their Shake
spearian work. The clergyman waa a'carefnl
and Intelligent student of Mhakespearu. I al
ways thought there was the making of n great
actor In blm.
II" When Edwin Forrest flr'I aciid Hamlet the
ulergj man and he spent the greater ntrt of tne
night together after the tlrst performance dls
O'ls sing the production. It bad been witnessed
by Mr. Camphell. and he didn't agree with the
tragedian's rendering of certain Hues. After
listening to thu ulergj man's criticism, the trage
dian is said to hate ut once adopted tn sugges
tions made by his trlend. and in remembrance
gate blm his acting version of Hamlet with an
autograph and a neuliouplet expressing grati
tude fnr thu kindly assistance rendered by the
pulpit to the stage. It is raid of Mr. Campbell
that he nneu tratelled more than a thousand
miles to see .1 nt w production by Mr. Forrest.
" In the 1 ollectlou Is a huge autograph album,
tho largest one 1 ever saw: and 1 hato put my
work in miiiit in my day. In this album la the
uutori'iph of etert nelcr und actre-sof any
prominent ent all who uptnared lu tlnsrountrt
dor n- the pes' half a eeutiirt. Among the last
nutogr 1, ids and pholncraphs added to the col
lection were those of Bernhardt 'Iirrt. and
Irving Henry Irvlcg'a uuiogruph la the last In
thu book.
"Another book contained copies of plaj pro
crnnimc For jrnrs my flisi pleusunl tuk af
ter Ihu production of a new plot u has bten tn
enclose a programme with cast to no friend the
clcrgtm.in. I know scores uf otlur nrtnr tt ho
did likewise. In his programme honk, were
dutes way hack in tho forties, it will be a great
1 rira fut II ii l'ru)ers'. .Many of the program tucs
hear the autogiuphs of nearly all if the best
people In the presenting compaii). Mr. t .uiip
lell has sieu thn great actors and actres-es of
our tlifiu grow up from minor Darts lu unlieard
(f cnmpniiles to stur purls Ip great plu). Ho
It.is told lue with what pltasuru he ustd to
' id tho Tue-da)'s New ork p itiers dur
ing thu later tears of Ida life. A a
luo.t of the new pro tuition havo been
hi ought out Muuilu) nights thel uesdar's pupi rs
w mill ionium the criticism., mid tell of the
nuinph 01 tlm fullurenf theelurg) man's player
friend.', lie Used to wutcli tho c iteers of Jos
friends of ihe stage as If tho vvuio members of
hla family. He knew all tlm routes of tho com
pitnlusof til) ehuiurler. und wheneter a e-0111-pant
in which he had friends was hearing lluf
falo there wus atwat s suru to be a li tti r of int I
tailou to dine at the elurg) man's ri sldence at
Lake V ew sent to them a vtei 1, nhend. I be
liutu Nat (ioodwin and Francis Wilson were
hi 1 favorite visitors.
"Mr e impbell, 'nlthnugh a true and ardent
minlstei of ll.oliospel. nevei fmced his lellglous
tletvx on ugucutor friend.. Hn iilidor lood thu
men and women of tlm stage mid their Bohe
mian wat of living. He ri nlle.l their trials and
templatlous nnd, best uf all, kuuw Hint thein
are many actors and actresses w ho lead as
uptight und us nohle a life as mm nnd
women off thustnga who nro devoted tn their
homisnnd thoso who trust und line them. It was
this recognition of the food in mankind Hint
ulidourrd thin inlnistei nf the gospi 1 to the play
ers That is wht. too, that Dr. lloiinlitoli.
Father Dun y, nnd Di. Hnwlliut of New Orleans
are respected and loved by tho much-abused
ltiotiKht Mefnrthr llnek rrotn srxt.0
Ui, '.'d Slates Post Oillco Inspector Jacobs
lodged In Ludlow street Jail jeMerdu) Charles
L. McCarthy, formerly mnnoy order clerk In
Post Office Station K, who was Indicted nu Jan.
j lait, on uchargu of hnvlng embezzled Coy.
eminent funds. McCarthf. w ho had previously
waived rvimlnntlnn before f'ommlshhiner
Shields, wan allowed to go under Sl.Aiin lull,
und ho went to tlm City 01' Moslco, When ho
wns wanted lu court nnd did not nppenr. tho
ra.n was give 1 to Inspei tor Jurnbs, Jiicohsvvi nt
In Mexlro, ana jeiterdny ho landed McCatlhy
lu tho Marshal's hands.
Chased a TliUT Into 11 He tier nml (Jot IIliu,
PltoviDKNCr, It. L, Aug. i!4. Pnllromun
Charles Klrby chased a young thief Into u sewer
last night. The boy is Herbert Burgess, lit
years old. He had stolen sums money and when
he saw the policeman ran Into the sewer open
ing. Kir by chased him 1100 feet and found hlin
overcome by gas. lie drugged thu boy out and
then went back with a lighted lantern lu search
of the money and found some of It.
Huperlutsud.ut Wnttaon'a Murderer,
Chancellor McGIll will hear argument on
next Monday on the application for a writ of
error In the case of Detective Edward Clifford,
who Is In tbe county Jail in Jersey Citv under
sentence ot death for the murder uf William 0,
Watteon, division superintendent of the West
Shore Hallroud. If the Chancellor refutes thu
writ tbe case will be taken to tho Court of
Errors and Appeals.
Hard Time Tor Itoboken Halonn Keeper.
Twenty-five Iloboken saloon Keepers hato
been ordered by License Inspector Hobert' Bell
to close their shops because of their failure tn
lay their license fees. The saloon keepers aay
that, owing to tbe large numbei of aaloone in
the city and the present hard limes, tho bust
neaa is becoming dull, and many of them ex
parltnce difficulty In p lug for their license.
la Daylight Cettaaea Are Hit tared aad
Robbed or Jewel aad Uoa.y,
Asnunr Pahk. Aug. . For a month sneak
thieves havo carried nn their operations an
molested In Aabury Park and vicinity. So bold
hnvo the thlotes beoomo that they enter board
lng houses nnd holds In daylight, and going
Into the rooms nf guests steal whatever ts val
uable. The latest robbery occurred at the
West End Hotel last'I'liursdny afternoon. Mrs.
II. N. Barton, the wife of a Trenton lawyer,
with a friend. Mrs. Nellie Hamilton nf Jersey
City, wont out driving. During their ahaonce
their room was entered by a thief, who carried
off Jewelry nnd other nluubles.
Ihe trunks bolotiglng lo tho women wero
opened and rilled, Mr, llariun lost two locKels,
one containing nn Initial ' s" set in diamonds,
Iwogoldwatchcs.anocklncc.uiidabrutclct. Mrs.
Barton had left the trunk closed but unlocked,
but Mrs. Hamilton's trunk was locked. Tho
key to It had been plnred lu a pocketbook con
taining about SKI. T hu tiockelhook wus placed
In one ot the bureau drawers, which was opened
by thethlnf. Tho money and key tteie removed
and Mrs. Hamilton's tt nnk nlo rilled The thief
stole two pent 1 studs nnd a diamond ptn besides
the money. In tbe wardrobe were several valu
able dresses. On the waist of one nf theso was
n costly diamond brooch belonging to Mrs. Ham
ilton. The women reported the loss to the Po
lice Department, but there Isnoolue to tho thief.
Another robbery occurred at Mrs. C, T. Shoe
maker's last week. Thu thief entered the house
by toarlng out tho wlru tiettlngof thu frontdoor
and tinfattenliiir tho rnteli. Mrs McAnnay,
Mrs, Shoemnker's daughter, utid a cook were lu
thohansa ul thu time After stuulllig $Ti, thu
this! eame (low 11 the front ntnlrvvjj mid down
out by the kltchoii door. In Ills exit he shoved
Mrs. MaAnnny aside and cscnpi d.
At Oeorge J. Heche's cnttnge a few nights ago
sneak thieves stole two gold watches, some Jew
elry, nnd some money. The same night the Hay
cottage adjoining was entered and Jewelry
valued at $.'00 was taken. Tho same gang of
thieves have beon uperallug at Bradley Beach.
Hlster Tereaa Ttncent Appointed Haperlor.
... or the Foundling Jloapltnl.
Tho announcement was mado yesterdar that
Mother Mary Itosu, HUpcrlorean of the Order of
tbe blstois of Charity, whoso headquarter Is
at Mount St. Vtuccnt, had appointed Sister
Teresa Ylncent successor tn tho late Sister
Mary Ireni as superioress of the Foundling
Hospital on East Slxts-tovon'h street. Slstor
Teresa wns Slstor Irene's first assistant and
secretary uf tho institution. Sho has been act
ing as Sister "urtnut since Sister Irene's de
mise bhu has been in the order since 1801 and
for twenty-set eu yenrs has done duty in the
Fnundllntr Hospital. Sister Vincent's appoint
ment gltes genulun satisfaction to etery one
connected with tho Institution, as she Is gener
ally beloved and respected. It Is the opinion
that iter long nnd faithful service has been
properly rewarded.
Before her appointment to the Foundling
Hospital Sister Teresa was a teacher in St.
Pctur'a Academy at Barcltt j and Churclntreets.
She la about SO jears old.
The ThleTe CuBbt After n t'lisii of Two
Miles lu m Mont.
W. H. George. William Glrke. and Frederick
Day, three west side drivers, look a trip to
West Chester on Sunday. They hired n boat
and discovered Farmer Hlggs'a corn field. Alter
a short toyage they lauded at Clausen's Point
nnd gathered an armful of ears for roasting.
Then the farmer and his aids swooped dawn
upon them. They fled to their boat, and Farmer
Higgs hunted up Policeman Dapping. The two
launched a second boat and started after the
fugitives. A chase of two miles ended in the
overhauling of the boat and capture of the
d rlters.
When arraigned In Morrisanla Court yester
day they admitted they took the corn, but said
they did not think it would be considered steal
ing. Magistrate Cornell held them In $'.000
ball each for trial.
rouanr orm jonx r. iu'kaxr.
tlaekraen CJnnrrel Ationt tbn r.i.Itoa.i Oa.
Oete a Ilroken Nu...
Frank Slnnntt, 30 years old, and Frank Dauch.
SI, hack drivers employed in Louis Stench's
livery stablo nt Coney Island, had a quarrel yes
terday over tbe proposed pardon of John Y. 51c
Kane Sinnott picked up a sledge hammer and
struck Dauch In the face, breaking his nose and
rutting hla face baaly. The Injured man's
wonnds were dressed by nn ambulance surgeon
and he was removed to his home. Sinnott was
Neat to .Tall for Stenllnr nana.
William Oraf, 10 years old. wns arraigned Be
fore Police Justice Mnes lu Jerey CltJ. yester
daj morning, on a charge of larceny. A police
man caught him stealing buns which were left
at tbe basement door of 327 Summit avenue.
"1 look the hunt. Judge." said the prisoner.
" because I was hungry." J udce Maes committed
him to the county jail for thirty days, with the
remark thst lie would not be hungry while he
remained thero.
Not Even an Actios: llayor In Itrookl-'n.
There is for tho present no bead to the Brook
lyn city Government. Mayor Wurster Is In Cbl
tugoand au Is President Clark nf the Hoard of
Aldermen. There is no person uctlng as Mayor.
it a iiixi: lb tei.lhi ;. c.
Ruarl.t... Ml) 1 Sun .st. 6 S Moonrlies. 7 33
moil wattr this tur
.SaniirHook e 111 1 Uov inland u 17 Hell Hate. 1 oa
ArrlTed-.tlostiiT. All. SI.
8t Plnrnant, Wlneliatisen Ko'terd&ra Aug. 11.
"S'iiii Pr 1110 i.luraliar Aug. V
D Ilorle, J - Liverpool AU,: M.
t ( arln ie., MeKav. be Thomas.
s. Pan una, t'a.liero Havana.
S jruli,,A. Pink, llavanu
K. AuirouUAik an.nin. Port Llmoa.
si Mil), oiam, l'ort tntonlo
-s tt Norte Hawthorne, New Orleans.
. Krnsas IMIr Ki.her S.Tnena'i.
..Co.oradn, Kl.k, Prun.wlck. Ua.
b.Onfhla Ingram, tt liniiiieton,
ssiluranilolte Walker .Vorrolk.
hiiln t Uivai 1' e) Ilrlen oilier. .Nsn Kranclsco 1X5 tiara.
Park KoiMnu iNiiMI.Trlnl.li'l.
.for later arrival. Flrit Pare
inrtivrn out.
Ms CJam, from New York, at Amsterdam.
-. Hi Lis. from .tew Aura, at Copenhagen
Ks ller.ehel. from New York, at llaQctieftcr.
f-crlilc, from .Sew York, at lellli.
" I i-cljen. from ."vnw York for Dover, pasted the
I trer.1.
ha American, from Ivew York for Am.lerdam, oft
the I itird
a.iiiithell, from Now York for Hushing, off Dover.
siitrn worn roitrns piurs
Rs Frlr.land from Antei erp for New York.
h. Smile, mini (Un rhourg lor New York.
h Yvirkcnd.Mii, from Holler. I.vm fur New York,
s.urn ruoM noararic roars
ht Pawnee, from (leoritrtimti, S. C , for New York.
oitooiim .rrsit.mr.
.Still Ti' it'll.
Jfuffs Ca I7W Snit
hnree Ilremen . . uu A. M. 10 00 A M.
I li nleln, lUlulillrg h 00 A. M.
Ar landau llutll . .iniint.JI. It' hum.
llO'lilnls (-lurle.liiii . ti-0e) I l.
1 iluiins.ee Haraunari Mini M
k.ifttr I'rliien, I'ern hiiimuo l no I' ji. :i nu p. ;,
.soil Jsiiiiiifiiie.
Paris. Fnmhnmi ton ... "Cut M lOi'OA.M.
Mujralle, I Ivenmil . 110 0 A M. If 00 SI.
Mm til i ark, Antwerp . 10 00 A.M. K' no M
. ilinurl, flavaui , , ,1 (ill P M, nuttl'.M,
Intimhelli I'arlmiloes . 1 oil ! 51. .'I U0 I'. M
Sin Maien. (i.iivevioti . 'I no I J,
I-1 Paso New ilrle ills . . 11 On I1 M
lirauud.l). liri'iiniln It), nil M y.OO I" il.
s.i If 7 in 1 'hi . lui t1.
Cfiluml li. Ilnniliiint 4 on A 'I 7 on A. M.
fanilako. Nn.-Jvu I oil'. M. a nil P. M,
Kan. a. I'ltj. r4V4lin ill . ... .1111)' tt
Orluiao, llerniiila . loul', St. 8 00 I. M
isroMiMi .Tr.iifimr-c
Ihlf TO-rfui.
rtrca.sln (llnrgovr A112 15
Noordlund Antwerp Aug 1.1
Kulikrrhotkir .NewQrleun. Au;. Ill
Fin. Oi'iion An,.- 1.1
hew York bouthamploii Aiif. Itt
tmr llrdne.duv, Any 'J I
latin . Ilremen Aug.lH
Mississippi London Km lu
Auraula llveriioul . . Aug IH
Carucaa laOtmvr.i . Ai.g vo
Yucatan Hataim auk ti
ilwlck .. .(Iltirallar . .. ,Aug 111
Mexican Prince .. Hull An.- it)
Alfonqulu Jack.onrliU . . . Auk V. I
liit ThMtnlay. Ua it.
flermanle . . . .Liverpool Aug to
Moravia .Hamburg .. Aug 1.1
II II lleler llrciurn Aug IA
Jersej e'lty. Swansea .... auk. IJ
I'awini. I.tteri'iinl . Alljt 1 I
r.lHonn NewOrlean. Aug. ti
lute frutnv, Auu art
ti. I.ouln Routnammon ,, ., Auk 22
Normannla .. .. Hamburg Au vo
City ofltune ... . Illa.iow Alia Cli
heaudlu Hamburg .... .. . auk l'i
Heine . ..,. Loudon . .. . Aug 14
1'outlae . ., Ulhraltar .. . Aug, 13
lite ,snfurihi(, Aug Vwl
Ftrurla Ilverpool Ant 24
1 a HoiirKogne llavie auk 311
(lallleo . 1 nuilon Aug lo
Schiedam .- .Amsterdam Aug IS
Imt Auudiij, .tug. 80.
Am.lerdam Itotterdam Auj IS
loin. li King Antwerp. .,,, Aug. IH
Croft Dundee...!, ,...,...A.ui. II
gjJBjasahaBBajBjgavgMga''gaaaj' VMMaaaaal
nts or unco at loaded. Wm
A Man with a I.nrae Aasortmeak of JJ(rt jjfl
able Qooala Arreatea'. iJsfl
When the steamship Pparndam of the not TS
terdnm lino arrived In Hobokcn on Bunday M
evening. Customs Inspcotor Donohue nocotted ;wB
Charles Wltly, a passenger, who said he wns at JJaB
cotton goods merchant nt 1,(100 Allegheny jtvl
avenue, Philadelphia. Wltly carried on hl
arm an exprnslvo winter overcoat. Donohue) (iJB
took him to tho Customs oltlco and had the coat lub
examined. It contained two rolls of silk, nine wm
pairs of kid gloves, a silk vest, four silk hand. ,iM
kerchiefs, a pair of silver sugar tongs, a match. tfT.M
box, and n morocco enso. The goods ttera uj
elred. .jiM
luslnfcj 3lO(lCfS. wl
Mre. Wlnlow' Kootliliig Byrup for Cl;lldre :
teething; siftens the gums, reduces Inflammation, an Aa
lays pain, cure, wind colic, dlarrhiea. 230. a bottle. 31
CIIAMIinitl.lN.-At Saratnsia Spring., N. Y., on 'jjtl
Mtitiday Aug 2J, John F. Chambirlln, In tb Oft VM
year of his age. "11
Hi Ihtltes and friend, are Invited to attend the fu- Jfjl
nsral aervlce at his late re.ldenoe. 170 West itotla jt
at., New York city, on Wedns.day, Aug. 20. all if
r. m. M
:OOK-Suduenlj, at llrlgantlne, N. J Aug. 28, Iter. '
bert H'oomer Cook, only son of Uaorge Harvey B.)
Cook and Addle M. Slllluinn &
Funeral from the residence ot his father, 1,01)7 Deaa ft1
at., Ilrooklyn, Tuesday Vilth In.t., at 8 o'clock '
V M. S
M 111 tin -On Hundty, Aug 2 1, Joseph Meyer, 4 g;
year, of nge, M-
Krlendi and re'atlves aro respectfully Invited. V
Funeral takes place Tue.day, Aug 23, at 1 o'clooM v
1', It., from Id. late roil.lence. !)) Cast 7th .U &'
MOOIt K.-Ou Aug. 10, 1S90, at Portland, Or.. Mary. $
only surviving ealld or the late William retblch jji
Moors, aged l!t years ,3
Funeral Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20, at half pas JJ,
1 o'c lock, at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, , v,'
4i)tliat., New York, Interment at convenience of 7,.
family. i
HCL'1.1, Y.-At bar re.ldence, 133 Welt I3tth at., oa q
bunday, Aug. 23, Slary A. Scully. '$,
Funeral Tue.day, Aug. 26. at 10 A. M.. from All 7''
saint.' Church, corner Madison av. and 120th it, ',
llelatlves and friends reipactfully Invited to at ,
tend f
BTL'ClIFIEI.n.-On Sunday, Aug. 3, 1300. Arm- ,j-!
irong Htuehnald. In hi. HOth year. M
Funeral aervlces wtll be held at bis lata raaldenea, $
(W4 Kosciusko si , on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. ,i 1
ltelatlte. and friends of the family are Invited to it
attend. jj)
TAN NEST.-At LaageoichwAlbaoh. Aug. 10, Alar V
ander T, Van Kelt.
Funeral lervlcei at Trinity Chapel, West 23th at., oa J
Friday morning, Aug 2. at 10 o'clock. Boston, ft
New Haven, and San Franclaco papers please cony. J
ITINMKB.-On Sunday, Aug. 23. Ileary J. Wlnier, i
aged 01 years. -,
Funiral earvleea at Trinity Church, Newark. It J-,
Tueday afUrnoon. Aug. 23. at half past o'clock.
prrial UoticiM.. -!
Four nr.t premium medals awarded; more asree t
able 10 tn la.ta and smaller dose than other mag- .
ne.la. For sale only In bottle, with registered trails- ,,
mark label. Jf
gUu; gufcHcntioius. J
The first really adequate ao- T;
count of the great Olympian Ite
Gumps at Athene, in which the
Americans carried off so many of v'
the honors, appears in SCRIB-
NEB'S MAGAZINE for Septem-
ber. When the ganns were first
arranped tho publishers engaged -J
Rufus B. Richardson, an American ,
long resident in Athon, to attend ,
and write a full account of the
events. Corwin K. Linson, the 5'
artist, was sent from New York to '
study the sports and tho people.
Tho result of this co-opc ration ap- 4
pears in tho September issue ; the Jj
pictures aro true and the figures
of tho athletes aro portraits.
For many year Mr. Brander J
Matthews worked with H C. Bun-
ner as a literary partner. This ?J
sketch of the hfo of PurYs editor h
is therefore an intimate ono Mr. a
Matthews lolls of Bmiuer's first m
I editorial work and of the man aa '$
1 his friends knew him.
Among tho best tr.tvel articles ,3
printed for years are Mr. Jaocaci's l
accounts of his journeyings in un-
travelled Spain, "On the Trail of f
Don Quixote." Thoy aro vivid J
pictures of tho people by an ob- 1
server who found pleasure in the 1
association The illustrations by i
Yiorgo aro in p?rfoct harmony with jt
tho artistic spirit of tho text 'i
A lover of sport and of nature,
Mr. Frederic lrlaud, has discov-
ercd an "Untouched American
"Wilderness," perhaps tho only j
one still unnpoiled. This forest of j
tlio Maritime Province prosorves
its porpotual youth, aud this arti- f
clo upon it, wit h many pictures, t
is most alluring. .
It is so comparatively seldom j
that ono sees nowudio'S a mngazine Tj
article illustrated by wood oiigrav- 5
ing that Mr. Frank French's littla j
study of "Countiv Roads" ismoro J
of a novelty th.m it would havo
boon a few years ago, and tho i
bicyclo has mado a now interest
for country roads. Mr. Frenoh I
draws tho pictures, on-ravos them
himself, and writes tho text
Wo havo had wood engraving
and " procoss," but tho tendency I
is toward fae-simile reproducing,
and tlm September frontispiece is J
a new btep in this diroetion, Ono
of Mr, 12. II. Blashfiold's decora-
tions as here given is a bright bit
of color. 4
The most powerful short story I
(it might bo called a social study) I
which has been written for many
a day, " OunliiTe," by Mary Tappan A
Wright, is printed in this issue. ,!
1 for S ..pteinber la ready this morning 1 1

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