HSr-3)SHiaHHHHBi IS a!
TJlTwEKK ON OUR STAGE.
1 AIL TlinATMCAT, nOADH LEAD SO
I iimriJJM wr aVMititiu
I Grand Opera Now Finds n. rince Alan with
S dniiCi Dance, nml Whnt Not In tho Vn-
j3 r)rt y siianrt A Chnuga of C'omle Opera
f nt Vlnnhnttnn Bench The Outdoor
I j-nPrtiilnmeiit Music In Abnndnnre.
I in theatrical roads Just now loud to vnudo-
I ali nro travolled by all sorts of stngo por-
former" Tho continuous shows havo long had
I able dramatic actors In both light nml serious
I tlccp. nml now, following closely upon a resort
R totragedy, comes tho "turn "of Brand opera.
jl,lvlll boat l'roctor's to-morrow, Thoslng
,rs are ilio Hoynl Italian Opera Company re
cently heard nt Wnllack's, and tho opera
chooii 'or their appearance lietween spe
clnltloi Is "Cavallorla llustleana." for tho
first time In n variety theatre. Supplo
mcntlnt: lids unusunl thing will bo new views
fcy tin' war-graph and specialties by Adolo Ptir
Tli Onrl. nn equilibrist and jugglor; Canflcld
and fnrleton. sketch folk; tho Nelson sisters,
yinn,ilH; the Coutures, contortionists', tho
jtonnviiis. CIIITord Wlllcy. and Cucbcr and
Nolan l'or to-day's all-day-and-ovonlng con
cert the loaders of last woek's bill nro retained,
ami t rials nf now musical and dramatic Items
. .... ticillllsPll
The entertainment at Keith's to-morrow will
show but two nets held oor from lost wook.
One of thoso Is Piiplntn's. llor speotnculor
ilnnci have proven to be just that variation of
conventional accomplishments that tho exact
lint experts In the audiences deslro. and her
uny has boon prolonged a month past tho
twill limit. New costumes and novel nrranco
3 mentsof the lights that llumlnato them have
1 saved h'-r offerings from monotony, so each
Wf n'eck's showing was practically a now as well
n, n gorgeous one. This week ends her stay.
The other holdovers aro Lovonborg's InBtru-inentall-ts.
musicians who htvo plensed their
hoarers sumcicntlv to warrant their continu
ance llesidosthe newly engaged lot of speclnl
.ts, Hu're will bo frehli treatment of wartoptes
In ttill and moving pictures.
The Pleasure P.ilaeo's representative of grand
opera Is a soloist, but his oeallsm Is quite as
groat a change from ordinary bnllndmongory as
If he were surrounded by tho full forcoof an
operatic orK.uiiz.it ion. A sketch that will bo
new here, having boon tried only at tho down
toft n Pmetor house, will engngo Gertrudo
Jl inslleld, ria ton White, and two othors, and
is an effective arrangement of lnughablo non
sense, put forward originally ns a socloty play
let Specialty folks nainod are Crlmmlns and
Gore, the Nichols sister, tho Anglo-American
niiartet-doubtless thoj'll sine about Dowoy
I nnd shatter Steve Jennings, tho Ln MnrtlneB.
the ltossls. John C. Leach. Barton und Ashloy,
and Kit Foster. Tho wnr-Rraph will have tho
budget of new and rousing military views that
Is usiinl with it of Mondnvs. Johnstono Bon
nett. AYillls I' Svveatnom. and Fox and Allen
are among the Sunday contributors.
There will be a third weok'of "Tho Tele
phone (Iirl"nt tho Casino before tho produc
tion of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." for which the
preparations seem to bo unusually careful as
to tlits engagement of sultablo actors and
their thorough rehearsal.
I The spectacle of "Tho Battle of Manila," at
Manhattan Be.ich, Is now supplemented with
dsplas of patrlotlo fireworks, feats of high
divers, and various amusing Interpolations.
Besides beine Intrinsically as good as any of
the previous exhibitions by the rains. It ap
peals Irresistibly to popular sentiment with Its
war subjects. It is given on every ovenlng
when the neathor permits, excepting Sunday
Tho Do Wolf Hopper company, at Manhattan
Bench, will change Its comlo opera to "'Wang"
to-morrow night, and will continue It during
the remaining two wooks of tho engagement.
I This joint work of Woolson Morso nnd J. Chee-
ver Goodwin, with its direct kind of fun and Us
easily eomprehenslblo music, hns tilled a great
deal of time In Broadway, and thero Is no rea
son why it should not bo welcomo nguln nt the
onshore. Of course Mr. Hppper will f nact tho
bankrupt King of Slam, with a ravagingly vo
raoious elephant on his hands, and about as
many other troubles of Impecunioslty as can
woll bo crowded Into tho piece. Maud
Holilns is In tho new enst. which Is
good enough to assure an adequato re-
Ivnl. It was from " Wang." as llrst performed,
that Itlchanl Harding Davis drew tho themo
and characters of "Her Last Apiienninco."
Lllllo Kline, who was then tho littlest girl In tho
mi.irtct slnclnir tho babv sonir. and was the
original of tho child heroine of tho novelette,
will now be the Inrgest of the four joung
iflngerb. Victor Herbert's concerts share tho
theatre with the Hoppor party, but his band's
concerts, uftcrnoons nnd early evenings, do not
Interfere with tho comic opera.
Onlytwomore eoncortswill bo glvonbytho
British Guards' Baml at tho Lenox Lyceum, as
Dan Godfrey will set sail on Tuesday for home,
lb' sas that contracts to play In England pre
clude a longer stay here. Tho programme to
night will lie In part complimentary to Now
York composers and leaders, ninny of whom
will lie present. An Incident of to-morrow
night will be tho presentation of a medal en
graved with a lyro, the Hags of the United
fitntes and Great Britain, and the Inscription:
" Presented to Lieut. Dan Godfrey by his
Ami'ric.in friends and admirers."
This Is tho fourth week of the concerts by tho
Ilctmiiolitiin 1'ermaneiit Orchestra nt the Mad
Km Square Garden on tho roof when tho
weather is good and down stairs vv hen it Is bud.
1 ho management declares that the audlonees
nre much larger than thoso of last summer.
l'.iulH. G.ilctrl will bo the soloist this evening,
and the programme will range from Wagner to
DeKnven, and from Humpurdlnck to Herbort.
wltli a preiKinileraneo of the light nnd cheerful
over the heavy and sombre.
Nah in Fraiiko's orchestra continues Its eon
certs nightly at Terrace Ganlen, and voeallsm
Is liiter-perH'd with tho Instrumental music.
Bergen lleaeh Is a right lively resort, with a
variety of facilities lor diversion, including
vaiulevlllo In Iree on tho pier and perform
ances nt "Tliot'nsh Girl"ln the Casino.
For unci' tho musician topping tho list at Paste--,
will not Im n vncnllbt. but L'lmrles It. Sweet,
a pianist who dresses like nu outcast und who
Jokes as he pi iy oddly. Others listed aro tho
1 Ail mis tiantomlmists, Nl7zarras nnd Donne,
I JInrgerct Wehl), Wnlz nnd Anlell. tho Kumlns,
the filet sons, liney Haskell. Pico, Clement and
n Munliall. Kelly nnd St, Clair, Allyn and Llngnrd,
1 unjl hhelTer and Dlakoly,
..Hie most eilectlvi) bids for visitors at tho
1 Lilcii Musi'o nro warlike iilctures and wax-
vorks The newest Items here, too. nre in this
1 (mssiileation, but Interesting exlilhlts aro
S 'aiiij among the older wax groups. Even tho
i land com nrts. of which to-day's uro two. take
1 Open-air vaudovlllo Is In good supply. Tho
I MeuniboiitOrniidltoniibllolsIn nightly sorvlco
I M n floating house of vaudovlllo folk nnd their
I Iiillowers. TD-nlght's nistor will bo -dontlcnl
U with tliat of last week, but to-morrow will
bring a shift aliout. Its list will Include Smith
I'Hrlen. Joe, Cavvthorne, Hvnns nnd VldocQ,
joining (Vortolyou, liunlettu and Cooper, anil
J I'M' l)nii7lg. All these will bo seen on both tho
boit s stages
riicrcHif gardonnt Kostor& Dial's will havo
t I'liiitriliiiturs to-morrow night tho Itogers
uriitlieiN, Provo, the Beiiumont sisters, the Em
J'l'riirs, Allle (llllinrt. und Almn Doorgo. Down
Hairs In the iiitisiu hall "Cook's Tour" will bo
C li Its heventli week. Besides its unusually
laborateniitllt of scenery nu omwiisIvo lot of
laterpieters Is retained for It. Marie Drossier,
Josephine Hall, Hmry Slavln. Idn Lewis, und
lltirrj nelly are conspicuous of these,
iiurtlg and hcamon's entertainers for tho
Ainerlian tisif will Include .lumcs Thorntoi),
jittli (jIIw,,,, Hello Hathaway. J. Aldrieh Llb
'. rcrum-Olgas. Wilkes nnd Carter, tho
Munrrie sktern. Piiullno Mornn, and Edith
Jra-iko Most of thoso will bo emplojed In
t'HiWht s I 111.
, home of the specialists held for tho Casino's
'l'tiiri lire Ailelina Iloattlno. Allco Athorton
nil Ni Hie Hawthorne, und the musical sketch
"Moving a stugn full of negro vocalists led by
f-rnist Hogiiii will bo coutimicd. HlgnorBlccl
""id Irene Vcia will be hcanl to-nlsht,
A l'rliK'rsn'a Wngiirlnn Itemlnlcenc.
The I'linccHH Mettonileh Is now writing tho
I temliiisecnces of her llfo, Soma of the anoo-
i"te8 bIio tells relato to Itlchanl "Wagner, nnd
E Olio is eoncerned with tho llrst production of
'TaiiiihliiiHor" In Paris. Napoleon III., who
U had never hcani oven tho Gorman composer's
I'i'nie. unld nt the Tullerles In her prosonce to
tilt mlaiit of tho opern, "Bacciochl, wo
j muM gn,,t once that opera which the Princess
vviiniK sfi much to havo sung hero." The opera
m as a tiirbiilent nnd noisy failure, "The story
H Ijiio I l.roldi inj fun In my auger," adds tho
in 'nin-c-hs. "w-ns a fantsstlo Invention of Jules
m if'Mi I certainly was angry, but not angry
Jfctf 'Jiougli to liri-iiV. a fan to which I was attached.
m 2'' after all these years. I meot In Purls per-
n oui, u hu uro us outlmslustlcovcr wneuvr m I."
KtristratAmt Kmrr'ltnn oiftb.'
Rult Agalnut the Tenor by n 'NTomBn Thote
Bentlmenti Ind Chnroxed. '
Htreltmann, Iho tenor, who has long posed ha
n stage Don Juan, Is not bo young, now as ho
was when some years ago ho figured as ono of
tho corespondents In tho Padelford divorce
case. Ho quite fallodto mako any Impression
as a charraor when ho enmo to this country and
snngfor awlillo at tho German Thontro and
later In English. Bo ho returned to Vienna,
r.hero tho tradition of his fascinations Iswoll
enough founded to onduro In spite of tho pain
ful dental of thorn which his prrsonco affords,
Bocontlyho figured as Uio defendant in a suit
withdrawn before It enmo to trial. Tho lady
in tho caso " wanted them presents bnck,"
Fran Mario Bchwans began a suit to recover
from Horr Htreltmann a sorlos of gifts on tho
ground that she no longer ndmlred him so
much as sho had, nnd sho thought that tho
chnngo in her feelings Justified' her In calling
upon tho law to help hor recavor her jowels.
But the publicity tho caso received compellod
her to withdraw tho suit and Btroltinnnn kept
tho gifts. Then ho mado thofollowlngoxplana
tlonof the troublo:
"About n yenr ago." said Htreltmann. "a
frlcpd wroto to mo nnd also camo to call on mo
sovcrnl times, nlwnys with tho request that I
would consent to meet a eer'ntn hi'r wli i, ne-
i conllng to hluitvirv, hiuiit otiiiy Uuuiiviulmls-
lortuii ... and was so sympathetic, that sho
wunted to mako my acquaintance with tho pur
est intontlons and tho highest purposes. My
curiosity was awakoned by this time, and ono
day I had tho pleasure of greeting tho lady ln
my npartmonts. From that moment I was
bombarded with presonta from hor. Sho
sent mo wreaths innumerable, flowors,
and oven diamond rings. Finally sho
settled on mo 'an tticomo of (200 a
month under certain conditions. I hnd to
reject tho offer, for tender bonds already tied
mo to another. I novor saw tho Indy again;
in fact. I noror heard ol hor again until
sho began a suit to got book tho presents
sho had given mo. I explained that a
woman's deslro for revongo lay back of tho
proceedings and that I would' Irladly glvo back
tho jewolrr rather thnn bo bound by tho Iron
chains which this lady proposed. That ended
tho matter, which would havo mado excellent
material for a libretto Possibly I shall bo ablo
to sing In It yet."
Horr Rtroltmnnn was about to lcavo tho comic,
opera stago sovcrnl years ago nnd become a
member of tho company at tho Boynl Opora
ln Vienna, but that projoct was abandoned at
all events, postponed.
TWO W03IEN IX THE KT.OXDIKE.
An Illinois Girl nnd Her Aunt Who Went
There Alone and Staked Out Claims.
This Is port of a letter written by nn Illinois
young woman who started last summer on a
tour of tho Ycllowstono Park with her aunt,
caught tho Alaska fever, and went to tho Klon
dike Tho two women madu tho trln by thorn-
selves, most of tho tlmo without escort, and aro
now at Dawson City:
"Tho winter has passed rapidly, and I do not
remember ovor at homo to havo experienced a
moro ipleasant March. Tho days have been
bright, sunshiny, and not at all cold. I do not
know whether I told you In my other lotter
that I am organM at the Cnthollc church. Wo
havo a very good choir: two of-tho gentlomon
ln tho choir aro from Now York, and sangln
choirs thero; thoy have flno voices. Tho high
mass wo aro practicing for Easter hossomo
lieautlful solos in It Wo have a violinist who
is a good musician, and tills adds much to tho
music. Sunday is one of our busiest days.
Aunt Lou plays tho organ at tho Presbyterian
church. Wo both havo to go to choir prnctlco
in tho afternoon and to church at night, so I
told hor tho other day that between our re
ligion hnd stampeding wo would bo used up.
" I will havo to tell you about our last stam
pede, which Is ono of tho hardest trips wo havo
taken yet. Wo went down tho Yukon to a creek
called Ballarat to stako, In company with Mr.
and Mrs. Logan of San Francisco, who camo on
tho same steamer with ub, but havo boen win
tering noar tho mouth of tho Felly Blver. and
only recently camo to Dawson. Wo left hero on
Monday morning at halt past 0 o'clock. Aftor
wo hnd gone about thrco miles tho wind began
to blow and drift tho snow, so wo bad to break
trail from tha on. which, was vory hard
work. About eight miles out fitom Dawson wo
stopped for lunch on tho river bank had a
camp fire, cooked bacon, warmed our beans
and made tea. nnd this refreshed us for tho
rest of tho journey, which was to reach the only
cabin wo could for tho night, twelve mllos fur
ther on. We travelled along, still having to
break trail, and flnully reached It, at half-past
5, prett well U9ed up. There wore only thirty
three persons In the cabin that night, but as
usual tho men were solicitous for tho comfort
and welfare of the women; so after our sup
pers we had our beds mado down on tho floor
in ono corner and here soon rolled up in our
blankets nnd slept well
" The next morning wo wore up bright and
early for the rest of our journey, about eight
miles up tho creek. This was a hard trail, too,
for If you stepped off tho trail you were likely
to get your feet wot, und that is a serious
thing ln this country. We mado It all right,
however. Aunt Lou staking on No. 10 uo
low Discovery and I on No. 10 above, two
very good locations wo think: wo had tips on
those leforo we went up. Mr. nnd Mrs. Logan
had to go furt hor up tho crook, so Aunt Lou
aud I started back alone. When wo wore
within about threo mllos of the cabin wo were
vory tired and hungry, nnd concluded wo would
stop nt tho Indian v lllago to son it wo could got
anything to eat. As soon as wo had stoppod
into one of thelrskln tepees I think the entire
village turned out to seo us. nnd thotepeowas
soon tilled with men. women, babies, and dogs
galore. One of tho young women understood
English, so Aunt Lou handed hor some sllv or
nnd said 'Something to eat.' Tho woman
dropped her baby Into tho anus of an old
squnw sitting near by. rushed out of tho tent
nnd soon camo back with somo mooao
meat, which sho proceeded to cut ln small
pieces thoy have n llro In tho middle of
these circular skin tepees, with an opening cut
in tho top to let tho smoke out. She put on tho
frying pnn with somo caribou fnt in It for Inrd
nnd soon hud our meat cooking nicely, jop
porod nnd salted It. asked us if we would have
somo tea they uso no bread and this, with
somo froren cranborrles. was our repast, and as
wo were tired and hungry It satisfied us, and
the novelty of tho situation repaid us for It
also. Wo reached tho cabin In a short tlmo, and
ufter a good night's rest wore ready for our
return trip to Dawson.
"It had snowed tho night before and was
snowing when wo left In the morning. sow o
had to brenk trail all the way again until wo
stopped for lunch at tho old placo. After lunnh
the snow censed, the sun enmo out, und the In
dians who had boon to Dawson with tholr
sleds nnd dog teams camo nlon, and as their
sleds aro built llko a tolxiggan thoy rondo tho
trail much better, nnd from then on wo made
irnml time. Benching Dawson nt hnlf-Past II at
night, wo recorded our claims next morning
nnd sent thorn out by ono of the discoverers of
tho crook who was going out over tho Ice to
Chicago and Now Yoric to bo sold. If ho sells
any : so you seo If wo do not make any money
hero It is not becnuso of our luck of energy."
a risitY hmaitj xmrtiuor.
Ills Two Dnjrt' Ocrupnnry of the Top of n
llox, nnd the Light That Ilroke on Him.
A vory small newslsiy, a vory llttlo fellow.
Indeed, took possession of a box standing In
front of a store in a downtown atroot, und
spread his wares out upon it top. Ills stock
was small, and to mako it reach from end to end
of the top of tho box ho had to spread it out
pretty thin. Tho papers only just lappod, and
then ho stood silently behind tho box nnd
waited for customers. A curious thing n!out
tho small newsboy's stock, us It wns displayed
upon this box, was that tho papers were nil put
down with the tltlo heads along the outer edgo.
neurcst tho passer-by, who. If ho looked at tho
papers, saw from his point of view tho bottom
of tho paper at tho top. at tho Inner edgo of tho
liox, and tho top at tho bottom, near him. But
tho papers looked all right to tho smull news
boy standing bock of tho box, looking nt them
from that point of view. Ha wasn't old enough
yet to have realized nny.poliitof view but his
own, He novor dreamed that thoy were bottom
uptotho multitude. , ,
But tho next dny tho papers wore changed.
Tho stock was still small, still sprend out thin
on tho top of tho big box, but, the heads wort)
now ranged uloiig the Inner edge of the box, at
the top, where they should have been. Evi
dently some kindly disposed person who hnd
seen the stock on tho previous flay and hnd felt
sorry for tho llttlo chop and Ills shut-ln-ness
hail sot his stock right for him. The llttlo
follow stood bohlnd tho box. no blggor In
stature than lie was on tho day before, ana
silent ns then, but with a now nnd proud In
telllgoneolnhlsoyo, Tho next tiny ho was gone, nnd tho big box
stood thoro empty, nnd the only way to account
for that was thai the, proprietor of Hie store,
who had made no objection to what pad ap
poared to bo a brief and casual occupancy of
tho box by tho smnl boy. had objected when
tho small boy cavo signs of setting up a nows
stnud thero. r
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bohe roksts wonrn RBAvrfti. f'
Iletoei of WAr nnd J?ekee. '
Frcm Oil Dalttmon AntHeeH, ,
Ay, thulUattorr thtUif ona'ibrettb. ,
How the men rowed out In the face of destbi
Rowed m cslmlr u nthtrnien my
Who hsnl their nfU st the brrsk of day.
Hot nevrr was Bah net hauled in the weather ,
That rifle and cannon and ahell together
Rained on thoao sailor who drew from Its bad
The vrlae sea aorpent and crushed lta head.
Heroes of war are Our I Hong and atcry
Shall add their names to the list of glory.
nut where is the story nd where la the song .
For the heroes of peace and the martyrs pi wrong!
They fight their battles In shop and mine)
They die at their post and make no slgm
And the living envy the fortunate dead
As they light for tho pittance of butteries broad.
They herd like beast ln a slaughter pan
They lire like rattle and suffer like men.
Why, set by the horrors of suoh a life.
Like a merry-go-round seems the battle strifes
And the open sea and tho open boat, '
And tho deadly cannon with bellowing throat, ,
Oh, what are thry all, with death thrown In,
To the Ufa that ha nothing to lose or win
The life that has nothing to hope or gain
Bnt lll-psld lilmr ntvl l-il nf pain t
Fame, when Is your story, aud whore la your song
For tho martyr of peace and tbo victims of wrongj
Ella WitftTLxn Wilcox.
The Rhyme of the Musical Street, "
Frcm IAe ndfanajioKf Journal.
It Is a youthful, beardleas man.
And no stoppeth one of threo:
" lly thy golf suit and cycle faoe,
Now wherefore stoppttt fnt f
The youth, a-tremble, holds the man;
" I lire on Walnut street. . .
Where maidens fair, with nut-brown hair.
On loud pianos beat;
" They play all night, they play all day.
From this 1 seek releaaol"
" Nay, tell me not your troubles, go
Tell them to tho police."
"But list, but Hat," he pleaded soft;
"Oh, list to me, kind air."
And so the stranger list-ea then,
Like any listener.
" Across the way there's a trombone,
A piccolo and flute,
A violin, piano, too.
Likewise a soulful lute.
"Keit door to this assortment Of
Another loud piano adda
lta saddening cadence.
" In every house adown the street
planoa rear their heads. . -
Yet three. In troth, are barrclea quite. '
For they aru folding beds.
" To-night! to-night! my bammed aovjl
A innnitrntli nnrmw knows.
For all of theae melodious maid
Are entertaining beaux.
" It'a music here, it's mnslo then,
It'a ronalc all about;
It cracks and growls and roars and howl ,
In faith, a tuneful rout.
And one is alntring of the ' Dank
Of the Wabash Par Away,'
While vet siiothi r racks the oul
Uf Wugmr with htr lay
" The ' Stars and Stripes ' are floating from
The centre of the neap, .,
And the trombone la ' Hocking ln
The Cradle of tho Detp.'
" The piccolo Is playing, and
Tbu flute la chiming ln.
Abo o them all thero shrieks and wall
The awful violin.
" Ob. sleep. It Is a gentle thing,
JJlo ed from pole to pole.
And I retired at prompt eteven,
Yet still no gmtle sltcn from heaven
lias slid Into my soul.
" Farewell, farewell, but thl I tell
To thee, my listening friend;
They'll play again to-morrow mom
Their plaj lug haa no end.
" Wherefore this frame of ruin it wrenohsd
Yt 1th a wot ill agony.
Which forced me to begin my tale,
But cannot set me free."
The youthful man, whose eye was dim,
Who pity did entreat.
Was gone, and now the stranger tnan
VV cut boldly down tho street.
He went bnt like one that Is (tunned
And is of sense forlorn,
A sadder and a wiser man
He ruso tho morrow mom.
From ISe Clmtand Ltadtr.
The picnic days hap come again.
The merriest of them all,
When gentle maids and gentlemen (
Are fain to go and loll
Around beneath the tree
Where caterpillars fall.
And Fiuoy tho gmtle breeds,
And love and flirt and f rolio
And mix up In scene bucolic,
And accumulate the trademarka of the merry bum
The glad excursion days are here.
When trains am loaded down
With people who but once a year ,'
Can get away from town ,
Tbo happy boy In duck "
And the maid in fluffy gown.
Taking chancea on their luck,
Itun the risk of being buttered '
Out of shape or getting scattered
O'er the landscape when thefrelght train or the open
switch la struck. '
Ob, once again, ob, once again
The seaaon la at band, .
The merry, merry season when
Folks yearn to quit the land.
When rowiioata aro to let.
And funny people stand
Up ln them and forget
And dance around like aancs,
VV bile about a minute passes.
And then the whole kaboodle are, a nsual, upset.
To n MUkmnld.
I ball thee. O milkmaid I
Ooddess of the gaudy morn, ball!
Across the mead tripping,
Invariably across tho moad tripping.
The merry mead with cowslips blooming.
With daisies blooming,
The milkmaid also more or less blooming!
I kail thee, O nillknialdl ....... ,
I recognize the value of tby pail In literature and art.
What were a pastoral poet without theuT
Oh, I know tbeo, milkmaid 1
I hall thy Jaunty luvenescence.
I know thy eighteen summers and thy eternal
Ay, I know thy trials! ...
I know how thou art outspread over pastoral poetry,
ltampant, ubiquitous, inevitable, thy rtotlugs in pas
And ln masterpieces of pastoral artl
How oft have I seen thee sitting;
On a tri-lcggrd stool sitting,
On the wrong side of tho cow sitting;
Uarbed In all thy preposterous paraphernalia.
1 know thy paraphernalia ....
Yea, even tby impossible mllkpail and thy Improba
Hhort skirted siren!
Ule-hatted beautyl ....
What were the gentle spring without theet
I hall thy vernality, and I rejoice ln thy hackneyed
I ball the superiority of tby inferlomess, and
I lay at thy feet tills garland of gratuitous
Maud Miller, ln the summer's beat.
Baked the meadow thick with wheat
The Judge rode slowly down the lane.
Smoothing his horse's chestnut mane.
" With wheat at a dollar per," aald he,
" This maid la about the alio for me." i
Then he smiled at her and she blushed at him,
And over the meadow fence he cllm.
" Will you marry me. sweet maid t" ho eald,
Aud sho told him " Yes," and they were wed,
Alas for maiden, alaa for Judge,
For old designer and wheat-ncld drudge.
Lord pity them both and pity ua all.
For Maud didn't own the wheat at all.
And the Judgo remarked when ho learned the cheat;
"Don't talk to luo about dollar wheat!"
The Warship Man.
not, hot, hot.
In these warships, on the seal
But I wish that tay pen might tell you
What hotter than hottest can be.
Ah, well for the toe-cream seller
A ho twirls hi freezing can;
All right for the root-beer doctor
And the nd-flannelled, bold iceman.
But these broiling ship grill on
In tho blistering sun until
I sigh to sit on a ton of Ice
And melt It down at my will.
Hot, hot, hot,
In thcao red-hot ships on the sea.
But tbo cooling click of Ice In a glass
Will never lie heard by me.
UaSYia B. Cuai,
p " - .' !'Mf A,l..i...t
qvebxiosH1 AUD AKBmms.
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' , AbetsBtheTwenty-eecond Regiment, formerly H.
Q. N. Y., now muatered into the service of the United
Mates, is now In the regulsr rmy; U bet it I In the
' volunteer service, which U a distinctive branch of
the army. Will you decide who wins, and explain the
difference between the two branches of tho array I
The Twenty-aecond Regiment la a part of tho vol
unteer army, which I a part of the war army of the
Cnlted States. The term " Regular Array " la simply
colloquial name for the army; It refer to the per
manent forces of Hie United Rtate. The Twenty
second Is not a part of those force.
Ilnw far down the Bowery did the old Harlem Rail
' road run and at what time T P. A. M.
The locomotive of the Harlem Railroad In 1837
ran down the Dowery far as the Bowery Theatre.
Afterward tho car were drawn by home through
Centre street to TiTon Row; the station wsa whero
the Staati-Zrttunfi building Is now, and remained
there until 1 SS7, when It was removed up to Twenty
slith street. In 1H7.1 tho station was moved up to
the (Irani! Central, whero It la now.
I thl a Protestant country T Also are there more
Protestant ln the United fltates than Catholics J
This Is not a Protrstantcountry, nor Is It a Roman
Catholic country; It may be said that It la not even a
Christian country. There are more Protestant, how
ever, than Roman Catholics, and the Oovernment I
administered chiefly by Protestants.
A bets B that Russia haa more gold In her war chest
than any other European nation, Who w Ins T
B wins; Germany alono has a war fund, amounting
to 1 20,000,000 marks, or about f ,10,000,000. All the
Russian revenues are at the absolnto disposal of the
limperor, who docs not need a war fund.
1. Which of the two alarms that are sent In by tho
Tire Department Chiefs of this city is considered tho
gri ater alarm, the " three sties" or tho " two nlnea"T
3. What was the name of tho Chief who aent in the
" threo sizes" a few year ago ln this city and was ro-
Sovrd from his position on that account T 1). When
id where was the flro when the " threo sizes" alarm
was sent InT 4. Was not the "two nines" alarm
aent ln the last time at the Nassau street flrot
A. L. M.
1. Tho "two nines'' now; tho "three sizes" haa
been abolished. 2. Battalion Chief John McCabe,
now dead. 0. Tho flro was on Julyfi, 18BU; It In
cluded 221)3 Third avenue, Just below 12Mh street,
and 20(1 to 212 East 12&th street. 4. We think so.
Will you kindly mention briefly the article a vol
unteer soldier should take with him when going to
the Philippine Islands. 11. 11.
No; because things that he should take arc the
things that ho can't aud won't tako. Tho Oovern
ment will provldo what he Is to take; and aa he will
havo to carry ever thing In his pack, he will not
want the list extended.
Borne ono In Tub Son of Juno 2d Inquired about
the origin of the saj lng that " a crow fl ing over the
Valley of Virginia would have to carry rations."
Perhsps It Is a saying common to many nations. I
obsen e to day in Bine Bazln's " Terre d'Fjipairno" a
"proverbo espagnol" rvading aa follows: "L'alou
ette qui voyage a traver la Castillo dolt emporter
spu grtln" " Tho lark which flies ov er Castile should
carry Its grain with It." M. V. T.
A correspondent in Tiiic Bos of June If) wanted to
know who was tho author of a poem "To Uclen,"
specified by somebody as one of the flowtrs of liter
ature. It occurred to me at tho time that tho author
waa Kdirsr Allan Poc. O. M.
Article XII., Amendments to the Constitution of tbo
United Btates. says: "The electors shall meet In
their respective Htatcs and vote by ballot for Presi
dent and Vice-President, ono uf which, at least, shall
not be an Inhabitant of the same Htate with them
selves." Does this mean that the President aud Vice
President cannot come from the same Htate 7 If two
m n should receive enough votes to elect them Pres
ident auil V ice-Preslilent of the United Htates, their
own State voting against them, la there anything In
the Constitution to pre) ent their being Inaugurated t
J. M. L.
The Constitution means that the President and
Vice-President are not to be citizens of tho same
State. Under the Ideal electoral system as Invented,
with tbo electors voting freely, thla clause was put In
(d prevent tho President and the Vice-President
from being citizens of the same State. Under tho
system as it exists tho electors vote for the nominee
of their part)-, which are for a President from one
State and a Vice-President from another.
Bow many Roman Catholic were there ln Ireland
at the last census, also how many Protestant (all
denominations), and total population of Ireland T
The total population of Ireland on April 8. IBM.
was 4,704,750. Of theso a,A28,&02 were Roman
Catholics; about 002,300 were Anglicans, and 440,
6R7 wero Presbyterian. About 127,000 belonged to
Several friend' say that our directions for using a
watch as a compass wffro wrong. We do not think
they were, so far aa they went; but we find they are
not always capable of being followed. Hero aro dl
rectlona which are recommended by the user:
"I have used my watch on tho bay for years, ln
hazy weather, when the aim could be seen. My rule
la, ' Point the hour hand at tho sun aud 0 o'clock on
the watch will point to north.' VViu-um Seocihf."
Wo did not print the rule last Sunday without veri
fying It, and we found that It worked. Similarly,
we have tried Mr. Heguine's rulo. and It worked.
But neither rule works all tho tlmo. Wo would liko
to have the rulo that does work all the time.
A says United State prisoner are confined at
Castle WilUams (not merely ill si iters). II. says no.
Only military prisoners aro confined at Castlo
Williams, on Oovernor Island. Civilian Federal
prisoners aro kept at various State penitentiaries and
prisons; ln thla State, at tho Elngs County Peni
tentiary. Could a Bonth American republic part (entirely
of its own v olltion) with any portion of Its land to a
European power without the enforcement of the
Monroe doctrine on the part of tho United States be
ing applicable t O. K. M.
The Monroe doctrino 1 not recognirod as a princi
ple of International law. Tho South American re
public do not admit it applicability to any act
that they may do of their own consent, and havo not
invoked lta operation to protect them. In lta terms,
it referred to forcible Intervention by Kuropeau
powers against Oovernment of this hemisphere,
and not to cessions of land by treaty.
1. What was the origin of convict labor? 2. What
laws havo been passed or attempted to bo passed
abolishing convict labor? J. J. It.
1. Convict labor dates back to the earliest dajs of
tho world, when a person who had injured another
had either to recompense him ln monty orbecomo
his slave. It la only recently. In fact, that there has
been any opposition to convict labor; the idea alwaya
has been: What's the uso of a convict If on can't
lane hlni labor for you? 2. The State of New York
passed a law forbidding convict labor; and later re
pi sled part of It. The present Constitution of the
State forbids convict labor and its products to lie
fanned out, contracted, glv en or sold to any person,
Ann, association or conioration.
Will ou kindly decide who wlna the following:
March 22, lsiiM, at 3 P. M.. Aliet It that "we will not
have war with Spain within thirty days." The time
limit therefore ezplred on Thursday, April 21, at a
P. M, L. and L.
Tbo President signed tho Joint Resolution for In
tervention In Cuba at 11 S24 A. M. on April 20; BcUor
Itolo asked for his passtiorts at once, aud Mr. Wood
ford recelv ed his passports in Madrid early the nezt
morning. Although President McKinley's signing
waa an act of war, tbo war did not begin legally until
Arril 21, about 10 A.M. B. wins tho bet.
;. St. Storm. Tho Rita waa captured by the Tale
on May 8.
I'tamlalt Reading Ctub.Juc Btm supported Mr.
lilack in hia candidacy for tho Governorship of thla
a, 11. Rtq.ua, Blzteen-lnch armor nowaday 1
made of ono plate, 10 inches thick; built-up armor I
not used now.
F. It, llaUlwin.Aa alien who haa lived In Nebraska
for slz mouths and haa declared hia Intention of be
coming a citizen may vote In that State.
J. Hoynt, Tho United fltates bad no torpedo boat
dtstroycni In commission previous to April 0; It haa
none now, ezcept some converted j achts.
O. , Itowdltch's " Nav Igatlou " Is still the stand
aril book on the subject. O. O. Davles' " Practical
Uoat Sailing for Amateur " might suit you better.
'. D. Q. Tho fltatuo of Liberty stand on Uedloe or
Iledlow's Island, which Is geographically within tbo
Htate. of New Jersey, but legally within the State of
A". Job Jlawktru. Jr, Since June 18, 1870, It ha
been an official belief of tho Roman Cathollo Church
that the Popo I Infallible aa to doctrine of faith
and moral when ho apeak, uot aa a private person,
but aa tho Pope.
O, IK, llecker.The sun ha three motion a rota
tion about It axis; a motion about the centre of
gravity of the whole solar system, which point I
always within tho sun's volume; a motion toward
the constellation Hercules.
11, j), Tho revenues of tho United States are de
rived from rustoin duties and taxes on certain
internal manufactures, from the sale of publlo land
and from mlscillaneou sources. The expenditure
are on the civil service, the army, the navy, Indian,
Interest on public debt and pension.
POaXtCAt, KOTKS. I
' The first quarterly report of the newly established
Department of Highways Shows that the number of
pared street in the Bronx exceed the number of
unpaved streets, an encouraging evidence of material
progress In that borough.
Though tho official term of Fjnll W. Hoeber aa
Coroner ceased on Jan. 1, he continues to mako de
mand upon the city for the payment of servlres a
one of lta mortuary officer, alleging that ho la still
de jure a coroner. Dr. Itoelier'a colleague ln tho
(Icrman-Atnerlran Reform Union, Prof. Tamsen, ha
raised no claim to be still Sheriff, and while Dr. Hoe
ber Is practicing medicine on Lexington avenue,
Prof. Tamsen is engrossed In tho pursuit of Oerman
American literature on Avennc A.
Tho returns, as officially canv assed, of the rr.'ent
June election ln Oregon show the total Republican
vote for Oovernor to havo been 40,000, or n.ooo
more vote than the Republicans polled in the Htate
election of 18UH, The fusion vole waa 1)4,000, or
10,000 less than the combined DeiaocrUn and rtiy
ullst vote two j ear ago. The Middle-of-the-Road
Populists at thn recent election imllcd 2,800 vote
and tho Prohibition candidate 2,21:1, The latter
veto I less thsn the Prohibitionists polled In lHHrt.
As the export trade ln Oregon hops Increase tho
Prohibition vote In that State seems to fall on.
Senator Turpi presided at tho recent Democratic
State Convention lu Indiana, and It ha been sag
gestod that Senator Kdward Murphy, Jr., may be
asked to preside at this j ear's Democratic Htate Con
vention lu Now York. The supply uf lemocratio
United Htate Senators In doubtful or dlstmtcd
States I not now large enough to Justify recourse to
the policy of having them preside at State com en
tlon very generally; but there are now more than
there are likely to lie after this year, tho term of
those elected lu 1HH.1, after tho Democratic tidal
wavoof 181)2, not expiring until next year. Iuthls
category are Murphy of Now York, Turplo of Indiana,
White of California, Smith of New Jersey, dray of
Delaware, Oornian of Maryland, Roach of North
Dakota, Mitchell of Wisconsin, and Lindsay of Ken
tucky. Somo students of local politic protend that the
New York Board of Aldermen, since the establish
ment of tho Municipal Assembly, lis, under tbo pro
visions of the charter, practically nothing to do.
Bitch persons may now be reminded that by unani
mous consent after a roll call, all members present
answering to their names and being recorded ln the
affirmative, John Dolan has been authorized by the
Board of Aldermen " to erect, keep, and maintain on
the sidewalk near tho curb ln front of his premises,
820 West street, a pole surmounted by a horseshoe."
This permission ln revocablo at tho pleasure, not of
the Board of Aldermen which granted It, but of the
Under the new Constitution of the Btate of Dela
ware Wilmington Is entitled to two Senators and Ave
Representatives In tho next General Assembly. Last
year It had ono of each.
The attention of those with unshaken confidence ln
the deslro of the present Police Commissioner to en
force honest registration at this j ear's election 1
called to the fact that applications for lodging house
permit, allowing an additional number of Inmates
to be entertained are being made and are being
granted by tho Board of Health. The application for
a lodging-houso permit at 105 Bowery provides for
ltl3 lodgers, and the permit for 205 Eighth street la
for 108, 331 lodgers ln two houses.
Mayor VaHjWyck has appointed Jeremiah O'Don
ovan Rossaan Inspector of Weight aud Measure for
the borough of Richmond, a political honor tardily
conferred upon a clttzcn-elcctor whose activity In
politic began soon after his arrlv al here. Mr. Rosaa
was a candidate for Senator ln what waa then known
a the downtown district in 1871, twenty-seven
year ago, and since then be has taken an active part
in politics hereabouts, but uot usually ln the lwrough
of Richmond. It Is a somewhat apt illustration of the
familiar statement that tho world Is not very large
that Mr. Rossa should have owed his appointment to
tho efforts and recommendation of the Hon. Nlcholan
Muller, who was a candidate on the satuo ticket with
Mr. Rossa twentyseen years ago, Muller running
for the Assembly ln tbo First district, which made up
a part of tho Senatorial district ln which Mr. Rossa
was running. Both were defeated by tho candidate
of Tammany Hall, the organization which has secured
for Mr. Rossa his present office on the recommenda
tion of Mr. Muller, who, since ho has moed from tho
First ward of New York to Staten Island, has been
the recognized representative of Tammany Hall ln
what 1 now the borough of Richmond.
By what may, perhaps, be described a an acci
dental peculiarity of American politic, there are
State elections for Governor this year ln nearly all
those Btates ln which the Populist iarty Is numerous.
Thero Is an election for Governor In Kansas, the
home of Populism, and oer tho ezecutlre destinies
of which the Illustrious Leedy liresldes. There I an
election for Go) ernor in Nebraska, one of the few
States in which fusion between Democrat and Popu
lists has been found to work. There is an election
for Oovernor in Minnesota, in which the Populists
ha e uniformly been strong since 1 S1K), and in which
Llnd, the fusiou candidate, came within a fraction of
winning In 18IM1, although McKluley and Ilobart
carried tho State overwhelmingly. Thero Is an elec
tion for Governor lu Michigan, where the Populist
hav e alway been numerous, and there Ib ouo In Col
orado, where they triumphed ln 181)2, and again ln
1806; and also in Nevada, South Dakota, Texas,
Wyoming, North Dakota, and Idaho. Idaho Is, per
hsps, more Justly entitled to the distinction of being
a strong Populist Btate than any other. Bryan polled
ln It 23,000 votes, to 11,000 for McKlnley in 18Btl, and
the highest Democratic voto previously was 7,000.
At the tlmo of last year' report by the Pension De
partment thero were six widow of Itnolutlonary
eoldler on.tho roll. Of these six, four wero the wid
ows of Virginia soldiers and three of tho bIx wero
named Nancy, a female designation not now in so
general use as It was a century ago. Of the threo
others one waa named Father, one Rebecca and tbo
Blnco the consolidation of outlj Ing territory and
suburban towns with tho eulargid New York tbo
official proceeding of tbo city have taken on some
thing of a rural character. A communication was re
ceived at the Ma) or's office the other day from a New
York official whose office was on Mj rtle terrace, and
on the same day formal application was mado to tbo
Board of Health for permission " to drive fivocowsto
and from pasture " In the borough of the Bronx.
The formal announcement is made that Assembly
man Charles B. Adler is a candidate for the State Hi n
ate ln the Eleventh district, now represented by Tim
othy D. Still!) an. Mr. Adlcr is a Ri publican and was
elected to the Assembly successively ln 181)4, ISna,
18IH1 and 18117, He hails from the one district In
town In which there are factional divisions within the
ranks of Tammany Halldiv Islnna which, by reason
of Benator Sullivan's enforced participation In tin in,
would operate to his disadvantage If a candidate.
There is again talk of Mr, Sullivan as a candidate for
Congress In the district now represented by J, Mur
ray Mitcht 11.
The work of Improving the street lighting of tho
enlarged New York, now, with one exception, the
greatest city of the world, goes on uninterruptedly
under tbo direction of the Department of Pnblio
Buildings, Lighting and Supply. Last week t enty
til new lampiost" wero erected lu the territory of
tho Greater New York and twinty-four lsmp)ostH
were discontinued, a net gain of two lampposts.
Thirteen lamppost were straightened out and four
teen were carted away.
HUAVIXOH I.V CITY rACTOMKH.
Some Used Where Made, mid Some Hold,
(liven Awny, or Destroyed.
Bhavlnga aro ono of tho comparatively few
thlngB that nro glvon away. Thoy urn not,
however, glvon nvvay when they can bu sold, ns
thoy sometimes maybe: but thero nre limes
when they can't even be given nwiiy, when It
costs tho producer money to get rid of them.
In factories using many wood-working inn
chines nnd producing great uunntltles of shav
ings, the shavings are gathered together bv
menus nf mechanical appliances. Over encli
machine is a flaring hood of metal at the end of
a pipit which runs up Into it larger pliie along
the ceiling. Other pllK'S wltli hootlsnt the end,
over other machines, run up to the hlgpiiioin
the sumo manner. Attached to thn big pipe b.
a blower or fun. which creates a suction nnd
drnvv's up the shavings through the severnl
pipes ovor the machines into the big pipe,
through which they nro discharged Into a bin
In tho corner of tho room or nt somo other con
In some wood-working factories thn shav
ings nnd refuso aro used to lire the toilers, the
shavings being conveyed to tho boiler room by
mechanical means If a factory rents power
instead of running bollorsnf Its own, it dlsixmos
of its shavings otherwise Thero may lm n
steam plant contiguous or nearby to which the
shavings can bo transferred conveniently and
cheaply and to w hlch it enn sell the slinv ings If
tho distance Is such that tho cost of trnnsKirttt
tlon nmounts to much, tho shavings must lie
given away. OthcrvvlHO It wouldn't pay the
user to take them. If the shavings cannot bo
given nvvay the producer dostroj'B them, If tbo
factory Is so situated that thero is a siot avail
able In tho neighborhood the shavings tire
taken thoro aud burned.
I.tTE TOPICS ABtiVT TO If A.
Now York's tante In operatic matters has
"grown to bo unltS Idont lenl With that of London,
it recent accounts of thb f)perntlc situation
thoro nro to bo credited. Itvns said that tho
frequency of tho Wngnor pieVformnnces proved
unsatisfactory to some of tbo, subscribers, who
would Inslsttlint th(! hlpertotro next yearshould
contain n lnrger iiutfor of Italian operas. It
was ovon said that t'll'o management of Covcnt
Ga'rdeli would Immaterially changed If tlmso In
control refused to nrmnge tho Reason next
year In accordance with ilia wishes of tbo
minority. It Is how nntiqtincod that thero will
bo no chnngo In the ln-rsonnel. although It
hns lioon decided to diminish the number of
Wngner otierns to bo sung nnd add moro
Itnllnn works to the repertoire. This hns
nrouscd a protest from the nuvvspniiors, which
ngroo that only the Wngner-works draw
largo enough audiences to mako the season
profitable, nnd they antlclpnto but slight en
couragement for" I.ucTn," "l,a Homnnmbuln,"
rtnd " Bcmlrnmldo" vvhen these nro given. Ths
ionflon public Is snld to bo Interested, abov-o all
other music, ln tho Wngner operas, nnd outside
of thorn only three nro said to havo any draw
ing tmwor. These nre the dear.'old New York
favorites, "Faust," " Cannon." and Itomeoot
Jullotto." Ijondnn Indorses our npprovnl of
them, although It is sincerely to bo hoped that
this may not lend to tiny moro icrfirmnnccs of
them thnn wo nro accustomed to havo hero
Host of downtown New York will remember
with a certain feeling of personal nffectlon the
Hccond Massachusetts Volunteers who fought so
valtnntly nnd suffered so heavily on the battle
ground outsldo of Hnntlago. for tho liny Htato
boys on their w;ny south wero for one day tho
guests of tho downtown publlo and thousands
of Now Yorkers cheered them and contributed
to their comfort. l"or,twelve hours the steam
ships Saratoga and Vigllnncla, on which tho
soldier boys wero topAporarlly quartered, wero
tied up nt tho Wnrd.lnq pier, and Houth street
wns blockaded nil ,day by the orowds who
went down to seo them. It was estimated that
during tho day 40,000 men went there. Nobody
attempted to estlipato how many oranges,
boxes of cigarettes, pneknges of tobacco,
bnnnnns. apples, .bottles of snrsnparilln aud
beor, and other dainties wero tossed nlmnnl
from tho shore, tmt every candy nnd fruit
stand for blocks around was bought out. Many
of tho visitors got ..t8hori) by sliding down tho
hawsors. as there 'was a strong guard nt the
entrance to tho plor. nnd each man who gnlnod
his liberty had more invitations to drink nnd
eat than ho could, havo managed In a month.
Tho Massachusetts boys left, declaring that
New York was tho most patrlotlo and hospit
able city lu the world. Thoso who snwthem
will remoiiUMT tliem lis deeply browned, elear
skiuned, bright-eyed fellows, rathor small
nf stature on the nvorago. but with
an undellnablo alertness nnd strength
lu tholr appearance that gave promise of
courage, endurance, and dangerous light
ing qualities. -They were outdoor fellows,
all of them, from tho farms nnd small villages
around rliiriiigflold. nnd thoy hnd been tem
pered by thrco weeks of hard service nt Camp
Jjewoy. where, qrro day, they broke Ice to get
tholr water, aud ten davs later suffered so se
verely from heat that a doren men collapsod on
dress parade. Altogether, they wero nmnng
tho most sen icenblo and soldierly looking vol
unteers who passed through this city, and the
many who remember their npponrnnco will
supplement tho "fteeount of their gallantry in
action w(th tho- comment: "Just as I pre
dicted." , ,
Tho hot spell tthat camo In wltli July has
boomed tho attendance at tho public baths to a
tremendous extent. The free baths In Centro
Market plnco broke their record last Saturday,
admitting 1081 bathers during the day. Tho
accommodations aro small, and tho baths wero
crowded to the utmost from tho opening to tho
closing tlmo. On.8unday, tho worst day for beat
that New York has known since 1H81 , thero was a
triple lino of waiting men and boys extending
ill tho w ay to Broome street, nnd hundreds wero
turned away disappointed. A largo proportion of
of them were Italians. Ab a rule, the laboring
Italian is uot given to bathing very much,
elthor for amusement or nny other purpose,
but the Superintendent of tho Centre Market
plucu baths has .succeeded In starting quite a
movement among them nnd has had speclnl
announcement unrds printed in Itnllnn for dis
tribution In tho Mulberry street district. Tho
result la that about 50 per cent, of the patrons
of the baths aro now Italians, and tbo propor
tion is growing,
Tho. regeneration of the roof gardens has
been accomplished In sqmu degreo this sum
mer. ptlicrwiso.lt)vouid not havo boen worth
whllo to ypeil htnat-fill, Thero has been Im
provement In nearly ovory particular, nnd tho
price of tho. liquor, ns well us tbo tobacco, has
honn rodunpil nn n rtilp. Tliem nro atlll in lm
found ono or two gardens in which tho prices
stick at their old height and tho quality
of the wares remains just as Iniquitous;
but they nro exceptions. The reduced tariff
lu tho matter of refreshments, is as much
ns could bo oxiiected In one season ; an
other season may produce tho desired com
bination of pll excellences. There wero good
reasons before the season opened to believe
that any hope of Improvement In these places
was vain, nnd It was only the final protest of
tho publlo that resulted ln tho Improved
conditions noticed this summer. After
two seasons ln which these places .touched
rock bottom Hi every particular, the pub
lie made Its usual effective protest that
showed Itself in empty chairs nnd nn
equally empty treasury. Last jear somo of
tho places wero without tenants, nnd nt the be
ginning of tho present season that oxperloneo
seemed likely to bu repeated. Hut ono open
ing was made under circumstances so different
from thoso of the pnst few seasons that the
publla felt new Interest in this form of enter
tainment Several othors hnve followed the
example of tills root garden nt n distance and
tho result has been a perceptlblo Improvement
in all. That there Is still room for Improv ement
nobody could deny: but there is ground for
encouragement tills year in tho change, nnd
attorn while these places of amusement may
become as deslmblo as thoy ought to bo. Their
cont Inued Improvement will of course depend on
tho iwtronngo they rocelvo this summer. Com
plete Indorsement of tho moderate Improve
ments will bring then) to nu end. To ignore
them will produce llnu discouragement in the
managers. It will bo necessary, therefore, for
tho public to presort 0 n careful mean.
Lieut. Dan Godfrey will tuko himself nnd
somo of his muslclunsdown to Manhattan lleaeh
this afternoon in onlerto bear an American mil
itary band as represented by Victor Hcrliort
and the memliers of the Twenty-second Itegl
ment Hand. It would bo dlfllcult to llnd two
men who represented more absolutely dif
ferent standards In such work. Mr. God
frey Is nn r.ngllslnnnn who mnkes pro
grammes that nro in u high degree typical
of the taste of tho Lnglltdi people in music,
nnd his bnnd might almost bo considered
to lielongtoaperiiHl innny enrs earlier than
that which Mr. Herbert represents. Mr. Her
bert is by birth an IriMimnn. by education a
German, nnd by sympathies. Interests, ami
sentiments whollv American. It Is tho Irish
element in htm which comes to the front less
than any other, unless It be considered to show
Itself in his Invariable gnbd nature. Ills musi
cal sympathies nro rather German, although
he is as liberal In his views on this subject us
There Is probably no moro nttrnotlvo army
post nroiind Now York than Fort Hlocum on
Davids Island, whero three companies of tho
Twenty-second llogtment of volunteers uro
now stationed, nud.burring-thu inrmtiiltm'suiid
nn occasional double quick around the parade
grounds, the Twenty-second men uro getting
nil tlio pleasures oi camp uie aim no inure tnan
their shuro of tho hard vvoik. Col. I'runkllu
ll.irtlutt and his staff muUo their headquarters
thoro und they uro Hiiro of many visitors
from New lloehello on pleasant evenings
when thero Is a btittallnn or a regimental
drill, on which occasions the two companies of
heavy nrtllleiy stationed nt t he furt swing into
lino with the volunteers and drill ns infantry.
Tho regulars are iIIhIIiikiiIhIiciI from the volun
teers by the artillery trimmings on their uni
forms nml by Ihi'lr Knig-Jorgenseii guns,
which are lltted with the new knife bayonet
So far as marching and mniurivvritig go the
volunteers do not suffer by conumrisoii with
the meu whoso steady business Is soldiering,
and, despite prophecies to tho contrary, thero
is no friction between thoiii. lluvids Island
is within a riilo shot of the (Hon inland
dock at New JUs'lielln. A Government lioat
makes frequent trips during the day, loaded
with recruits, stores, and visitors, who, under
the smt regulations, may wander around the
purude grounds, hut must not go near enough
to the big guns and the mortar luitterles to seo
anvthlni; Oflleein" row' Is n line of lirlek and
wooden houses, many of them covered with
Ivy, facing the pnr.idn ground, The grounds
around them urn neatly kept in t lie proverbial
armv )st Mile ... ,, , .
" Wn are us comfortable ns possible tinder the
circumstances," said Col, Ilattlertiiifter n bat
talion drill one evening last week, "and our
only objection to It Is tho Inaction "
The other comimnlesof the Twenty-second
nrodlvlded between Fort Schuyler and Vvlllets
l'olnt, and when tho time comes for It to lcavo
tor the front the regiment will probnbly bo bet
ter drilled than nny other New York regiment
was when colled upon lor active amice.
THE OtlRTTKATE frANIAllD. If fl
III War ol Malting Jlere Fneti Fit la wltli M jf!H
III Theory nf the World. ffl jH
"Well. I suppose by thin tlmo your friends, Jt 9H
tho Spanish, will begin to bollovo they really C :jH
did get the hot end of It last Hominy," said ,ono if SIVH
Long Island suburbniilto to nnothor as ths oar brwBPl
began to get well out on tho uncovered part of 1 9ttg
tho bridge if WM5?
"Oli, no," snld tho man, who llvod In, Spain m iBH
before he settled In Flatbush. "Not At nil' M R
"What?" . M HH
"I say. not nt nil. You don't understand tho WB HH
Spanish people. I don't undeistnnd th'om, for 4f HE DM
thnt mnttor, but I havo picked up one vr.two j hUh
polntsln thecourseof nlonguxporlonco. Lei mo ,if mt jH
tell you n story In Illustration. Ono. surnflier '.''! Jul Jnj
evening when I was nt school In EnglradlQo,t ln Mil tffl
Spain, four or live of us boys wero watching 3 nBM
the sunset Presently n young Hpanlnril who M tffl
hnd (nly recently nrrlved nnd ho happened to Sj nM
be from llnvnnn, too enmo and. jbjned us. J 1 HH
We had just been Wondering why tiio ,sun '? 1 IVB
seemed to get so flat as It got bear to tho ; Mffifl
horizon. We nil noticed that tlies.iin did seom. ifjIKl
to llntten. mid wn nil had dlffurent ways of I ji
accounting for the phenomenon. lly was; of ' 1 (ft In
being civ II to this foreigner, who understood "' JI
hardly six words of Kuglish nt tbul tlmo. ono of f H 11
us told him in French whnt wo wero talklntr C . ' fij
abnm. He nodded nnd smiled, lust to show ; II I 9H
that he understood, but he vvnn mitndlng with ; t ' I fn
hlSjbuek to the sun nnd didn't turnaround to 6? i fii
look tit It. ... , j (a 1
"The acting Intoriirotor wns 'Instructed to j I.' , it
nsk the Himuish gcntlcmnu if ho could tell via '! Ji i 8j
why the sun seemed to lie swelling out right J SI hH'
and left llko that. Hut the Spanish gentleman jf 1 g j 11
only smiled nlTably, still keeping hlsbacktotbo fj CI! JL
sun. Then we suggested to him ull our differ- U SI, Br,'
ent explanations, one after another, but ho ills- a I; I ji
missed every oneof them vvithn gravo, CQtirto- ,S Mn
ous smile nnd n shako of bis head. At last, S bs Is
when our Interpreter once moro demanded of B .MfcSf
him the Havana theory of the thing, lfft.voiich- , B ! II
stifod to say in French: . W ,' 3!
'"It does nut look so because It cannot. Tho , f f
sun Is round' And nil tluil we could dri could .J. Jli af
not mnke that Spaniard turn round mill look at j 13 , If ,
the sun for himself." , .. .g fel ' 8
" H'm." said the untrnvellcd American, "no F It S '
must have been iinrtlenlnrly mulish." 8S JJ . It!
"Not pnrtlculatly." said the other. "If It " R tl 4 '
comes to being mulish I euii glvo otlierln- K fj o
stances just as strong. Do you know how thoy I s j j ffi
drive mules In the orenees? No, thoy ddn t t I vt )'
light llres under them ;tlnit would make them Sts
go too fnst I mean on those .mountain roads. Wtm
The driver gets together a lot or stones on tho . ullyr
lxx beside him. nnd every ' linvv and then, t We,m-
vvlieu the mules get too i slow, ho just ' '4W
llres a rock at the U niter's head. At least aJSSiv
that wns whnt my driver did, nnd It ' rjBJff'
Interested mo very much, for It was when I first SsiBi
went toHpaln. and ewr thing dutnrcstodrmo. 1 isSfiJ.
So I nsked my driver why he didn't uso a ,t IfiPW-
whip. He looked nt mo very seriously and said !ft LSM
that a Spanish mule dldn t need a whip. I ,!L' jfCw,
thought he wns making fun of me. sol climbed is RiMr
out on the sent beside htm. and Kked at-tho Jt fMS,j
w heeler wit h nn alpenstock I had strnpiwd up -is HBiJi
with my waterproof and things. Well, I hnd to ijj WHS
stop It and nM)logl7i) or, get out and light Uio -if. Rwu
drlveron that narrow, loiiolv mudslilo." . il' uehpJ
"Why? Didn't our plan work as well ag tho iff BflliH
tiombardlngy ;IS uRl
"It made the mules go all right, but tho JTj BS5
driver said It didn't. He said they wuro not IFafS
common mules, but PyrCncnu mules of blua ,m Its-Si
blood, ami that if 1 did it uguht thoy would be m pifa
insulted and die right there rather thnn haul lljH IcX
us a step further. He himself was very angry lta WsSj
nnd swore between Ills teeth, nnd ho fired a 'm mi J
fresh broadside of rocks just When tho mules , ! i
VMire reully doing iintisuiilly vvolL , PS
"Uut ulKiut the coolest piece iff IKllto ob- P& p
stinncy I ever met in Spain was at a llttlo if Hll :'
country railroad station. I wns so inconsldorato tg M
ns to ask the station master It ho thought my jgr sssii
train would been time. 1 ought to havo known L &3I
that Spanish trains never are on tlmo, as wo fflfc
understand tho term Tho answer I got was j ljf.
enough to wilt me. The stntion master smiled "is 1 Qr
magnanimously, and bowed and said, 'iSm.rm- li I Et
largo, seIor' ('Without doubt, sir'). But tho J I gj
schedule tlmo came and no trnln. I couldn't If' 1 f&
say nay more to tho station muster on that If II
subject, but he saw me look at tho clock onco I 3r!
or twice. As It turned out. thu train was un- ?1 Sms
usually punctual only forty minutes Into. Trio If SjffS
station mnster gave me unother low bow as I Ji jfcSiC
got on board, und then I saw him vory dcllbor- 1 TtWm
ntely climb on tho back of n bench and Bet tho ft Wa
hands of tho clock back forty minutes." VS WfM
2IIEDIC.tr. IIEIIOES VXltElt FIItR PB
' fw In Ian
Daring Adventures in the lield During tho IV JSJOI
I,nte YViir in India 1 trim
Frum the Lanctt. llB'A
Whon the medical history of tho last war ln it X
India is written It will prove interesting rood- ;ljl jtjKW
ing. Thero were ninny difficulties overoomo Im ,!
nnd hardships sndured with tho usual clomimt Ae BbI
of danger. A good instance of this Was whon 'if : :j
Gen. Woodhouse was wounded early In tbo war. jjmv jKi
A bullet struck him in the thigh,' passed down 1 , JH1,
below the knee, broke Into pieces, und lodged. :' wli
The Itoentgeu ray iipparatus revealed tho oxdet t Bji
conditions and It was determined to extract tho '' IjS
pieces. In the middle of the oiairation, artificial 'T j )l
light being used, the Afrldlserawledupandeud- i .1 )S
deuly hlayed into the tout, sending thirteen If sfi,
shots through the canvas. Now that might , ; Kffi!
have liecn a very disturbing clrcumstnnco and ;:. SHE,
apt to Interfere wltli the peifect application of , S RW
tho aseptic form of smgery And what hap- K S3,
poned? Nothing The operation went on and i ftjL
vvuh successfully complctul ns If there wns no i gP
Afridi within 100 miles. :: M
As usual we had niiinv examples of gient per- 1 !?
sonal bravery nnddevotlon toduty In thomidst ', jS
of danger. Surgcon-t'iiptalu Holts arrested &r
hemorrhage under a hot lire, nnd Sir William .1 ,Kl
Lockluirl. speaking of the incident, snid that ,, ftSi
no one over bettor merited the reward of tho i' Jfflt
Victoria Cross thnn ho Ho got nothing: blit , tjH
that is another story Another medical officer ji! 9r
greatly distinguished himself, Nurgeon-IJau -I iK
tennnt Hugo , HL
Lieut. Ford was dangerously wounded In tho tt tlR
shoulder The bullet cut the artery mid ho . I E 8JS
was bleeding to death when Surgeon-Lieut. i 5L
V. Hugo c.ime to his aid The llro vvds too Hot , , Mf
to permit of lights being used There was no ! '(
cover of any sort It was nt tho liotlom of trjo ' R
cup. Nevertheless, the surgeon etruck,ra : :
mutch nt the peril of bis life and 'oxnmlrlcu ' jffl
tho wound The match went out timid a, , .
splutter of bullets which kicked up the dust nil ' 9K
around, but bi its uncertain light he saw the ' 'jK
nature of the Injury The nflleer had nlrondf , ; If
fainted from loss of blood. The doctor seized tho S j JI
arterynud.asnootlierligaturewasforthcominar ' , ,pL
he remained under lire for three hours holding i; 'M
a man's life between his linger and thumb. til
When hi length It seemed that tho cnemrlmd , . i'$
broken Into tho camp he picked up tho still un,- ! ; j
conscious olllcer In hlAnrms, and without .M- I' al
laxing his hold Imro him ro u place of safety. : , Bn
His arm was for ninny hours paralysed from , ; tM
cramp with the effects of the exertion pf com- 'f I'll
pressing the artery , , , J t K
VIVIhTASS I.V SOT.lHVIl mOTIfES. ! k -W
' II it
No flill I,n or Military to Prevent Any- '; EJ
body from Dunning tin Army Uniform. 3 ; v
Fnm ihr WatStntlton Star. ' JO
"Thoro Is nil entire nhsonee of law protection li jj
tho nrmy uniforms," obsorvod an army officer j ". 9
to a Mm' reiHirter. " and. peculiar as It mnjr
seem, It Is not a violation of law, military or ',
civil, for any unauthorlred person fo wear 0(o jj Pi
uniform of un officer or soldier. In other words. Sit Ss
It would not v lolntn any law If any oiin pnrnddjl I , If
the streets nttlred In the full military uniform j 5
of a General, Colonel or other tifllcer. Jn KiiV ' ,4 M
roiKi It Is entlrel) different, and It' nn tthdq- ; j! 3S
thorlwd person publicly wriro thd'utilforpiof j ', 'M
nn army ot naval officer without authority j1" li
ho would bo gobbled up, strlpiied of. Ills J 'j ' sg
military or naval livings nnd would Have a mrrtf ' B)
sini In prison for his oltence. Thoro have been ,; ks
niiuniberof elToitslii Ibis country lutheSjatA !" j
legislatures to make It n crime fo wenr tht , , 83
uniform, without proper legal anthorlty.'Wvm ; ' ri
oflleor of the Statu Nntlonul Guiinl nrnilllthu J. Ik
but somehow they wore never erstalbwd into i" Uf
law The offence does not often occur, but , ' JD
should It hupiH'ii. nnd it has hnirponcd somo- ' K
times, thero Is no iwiialty tJKourso. If mruu- t., W,
authorized iierson ttiininltliHJ uny offenao 'j i p P
ngnlnst the law. such as false pretences, no ' 1 3"
would be llahlo to iiiinlslimmit under tho gen ' ' t '
oral law to prav ent frauds J
"Thero Is a brass band In New xoikclly.each , C
member nf which wears u full General's unl- t,
form, wltli the stars on the slmuldnrs.Jind somo i f,
oftlie National Guard of that city tried to havo si if
It nliolishi'd under existing law. but they .failed T J IV
to do so. The Grand Army Irndgo and button. i4 it
ns nlso the Imdgo of the I'ntrm Veternn Legion 4$ vL
and the Itegular Annynnd Navy Union and of i& 12
the Mexican Veterans' riiion, nro protected ta 1 K jr.
some extent by law. lu that tho regulations; tc lm w
th army nnd naw provldn thnt thoso entitled 'M X
to them can wearthem on certain nfllelalooca- g
slons, but even they nro not ns fully protected if X
by lawns thoy should bo fjji S
"Tho snme nbsenee of protectlon.lcgal proreol a. S
tlon. I menu, exists in relation to wearing tho I
medal of honor nwarded by Cougress.anu It If ' F
known t lint certain persons havo medals of that ." U
kind nnd havo worn them without thonuthonty !!1 u
oftVingress, The low of Hie Amerlean Legion M V
of Honor is, however, pnv hied for by law, and ?t i
It is n violation of law for nny unauthorized jl
Iierson to have or wear It." . St A
The Denth of a IViitliervtelght Giant. B
From the Chicaiio Chronicle. fj
Sad anil regretful talk nigns in tho nelghj ju S
borhool of Sevi'iiteeiith street and Ashland asE 3
iiveiiuo overthedeiith of Joseph niaclsvewskl, u J
whovvns known as the "King of Poles"' In that am u
district He was n giant, but tU tho tlmo Of 111 fll J
death Ills weight was only l'J5 pounds As ho Tf 3
Iny In his casket of soft ptue boards lio mens" J j ,1
tired 7 feet H Inches Ills death Is mourned not g I
only by his widow and child, but by nelghliont ,'',', '
for mnny blocks aniiuul He was verj' wealthjf I'Tk ,
at ono tlmo, and the loss ot his mouor tiolMa vyl
to hostcu his death. f ift i
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