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Volume XVII Ne. 89.
LANCASTER, PA., rnJESDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1880
Price Twe Cnte.
JOHX WAXAXAKEB'S STOJIE.
THE HOLIDAYS AT
CHESTNUT, THIRTEENTH AND MARKET STREETS,
AND CITY HALL SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA.
. There is nowhere in Pliiladelnhiin varied a
cuucciiuii ei ricu goeus us iicrc sucn as Jam
cm, mothers, brothers, sitters levers, leek for
a littic later.
There is an end even of Gilts. Our collection
is large- enough anil rich enough, one weulil
snpneec, even f;r a less frugal city than
Philadelphia. TIicfc poeds are are new at the
height et theirglery. The choicest of tiieui are
liens; ethers will come of course : hut the
choicest are going.
What is equally te the purpose, buyer aie
new about as many us can he com'tertably
(crvi'd, ami Hie throng will Imj denser every
fulr day till Christmas.
JL Sachets, tidie, lamp-shades. iiii-cuhieiis.
boxes, in sat in ami luh, embroidered ami
First circle, southwest from the centre.
Li Duchesse v't with I'eiut medallions, $50 ;
tlie Mime inav be seen elsewhere at $70.
Xitie counter, .southwest from tlie centre.
35 te $130.00, all guaranteed.
City-hall sq uare entrance.
X Xew room, new
west of the Cl'enlnut street en-
I J A catalogue et book may be had at the
book counter. We want every reader te have
it. The list of children's holiday books is cs
Second counter, northeast from the centre.
J A DIES' ULSTEUS.
j Theitsaretwegencr.il styles, one closed
at the back, the ether epen: the latter is known
as coachman's style. I u detail el trimming there
is great variety though there is also marked
tdiiiplleity. Ureal variety in cloths tee. $5.50
Cloaks, foreign and home-made. Our collec
tion is unprecedented, whether yen regard va
riety, quantity or value. A lady who buys a
cloak of any sort in Philadelphia without
looking these ever misses the best assortment,
perhups, in the whole country. $6.!0 te $-250.
Southeast corner of the building.
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ItA Misses' coats in mere than
shapes and decoration beyond
sizes a te in years.
Ulstcrettes in 5 cloths, ulsters in 8 cloths and
havelecks in cloths. Sizes C te lfi.
Southwest corner et the building.
UXDEIiWEAU AXD HOSIER).
Wc have the best goods the world affords,
and the next best, and the next, and seen.
There is no place anywhere, where you can
t-ee se large a collection et t he dilfercnt grades
et goods, all passing for what they are, ami
nothing ter what it is net. cotton ler cotton.
mixed for mixed, wool for wool, silk ter silk
Outer circle. Chest nut st reef, cut ranee te
Thirteenth street entrance.
.Ei Xew Embroideries are already in. Our
sleck is new in tnc condition you expect te
find it in at Xew Year's, , e. the spring novel
ties are here.
Third circle, southwest from the centie.
The elieiecut luxurious carpets; the iuet
substantial earucts; the lowest prices: punc
tual service. JOHX WAXAMAKEU.
Market street front, up stall's.
in the Arcade, cast side.
Tlie same and many ether patterns are within.
Next outer circle, southeast from the centre
s novelties in einbroi einbrei
received; they usually
clerics are just new
come at Xew Year's.
Xexleuter circle. southwest from thecentre.
Laces change daily. Our pales are large,
our variety always large, ami but little of any
one sort. Compare prices. A quarter below
thc'imtrkct is net uncommon.
Nine counters, seuthwest from the centre.
Such a stock of foreign cloaks as Phila
delphia has net before seen, $10 te $350: shawls
near by ; dresses up stairs.
Southeast corner et the building.
' Furs of all sorts arc going rast. They went
last last year and ad vaucud in price as the sea
son advanced. They ere going up again. We
shall net raise prices till we have te" buy. Ex-
Iiecl te 11ml here whatever you want, tram a
jit el trimuiing up.
Thirteenth street entrance.
C'lOATS AXD ULSTERS FOR CIIILDREX.
i Xet se great variety as for ladies; but
much larger than anywhere else here.
Coats, 2 te 6 years: in thirty dinerciit mate
rials, drab, blue and brown cords with fleecy
black ; cellar and cuITj el plush ; also in ten
camel's hair cloth, trimmed with seal-cloth.
Coats, 4 te 16 years ; in thirty cloths, trim
med with plain stitching, plush, seal cloth,
chinchilla fur and velvet, $2 te $1G.
Ulstcrettes, 0 te 10 years ; in flvc cloths, witli
seal cloth cellar and culls.
Ulsters, C te 10 years; in eight cloths, trim
med with plush stitching, heed ami plush.
Havelecks, 4 te 10 yearn : two styles,
Our trade is just what It ought te be for
the faculties and advantages we enjoy.
East of central aisle, near Market street.
CHIXA AND ULASSWAUE.
Tackloeng prcelain, plates only, for din
ner or dessert, live patterns, $25 te $30 per
Haviland dinner sets ; Camille pattern, $140 ;
elsewhere. $200. Tressed, $140 ; elsewhere, $200.
Trebsed with Moresque bonier and decoration
or grasses and butterflies, $225; elsewhere,
$275. The latter is In the Arcade, Chestnut
street entrance, te-day.
Table glassware, English, Strawberry-diamond
cut : every article required for the table
useful or ernamenial.
Northwest corner et the building.
And a great variety of ether kinds. Alse
pocket books, embroidered leather curd cases,
cigar cases, and everything in leather goods.
ThScd circle northwest from centre.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market streets,
und City Hall square.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market Streets,
And City Hall Square, Philadelphia.
MORS. C. LilLLEB,
Manufacturer and Dealer in Hair Werk, Ladies
and Ucnts' Wigs. Combings straightened ami
node te order. Hair Jewelry of nil kinds made
up. Alse. Kid Gloves and Feathers cleaned and
dyed, at Nes. 225 and 227 Xerth Queen street.
four doers above P. U. B. Depot. el-Siud
All kinds ot.Heuso Painting and G mining
done at the shortest notice und in the best pos
sible style, wc have reduced our prices te
L75 per day. Shep en Charlette street.
eetKWma ALLEN GBTHUW: & S0SS.
JC Te buy Holiday llta early is geed ad
vice : Tlie best trade la early ; and the best
trade tarries oft" the best things.
I LPKKD WUIGHT'S PEKFUM K8.
J III3 Mary Stuart is probably" i he most
lasting el all the agreeable perfumes; none or
the foreign ones approach it. It is very rich,
strong and full of lite; It lsagteeablc te mere
persons, probably, than any ether perfume.
Wild Olive is next in popularity ; this also
is singularly powerful and lasting. White
Ke-i; is delicate and lasting.
We keep the preferred odors of all the llrst
class.pcrlunicrs, such as Lubln. Bailey, Atkin
son and Coudray ; but of Altkub Wriebt's we
ISring an uiircrfiinicd handkerchief; and
you shall hive a sample of any odor you wish.
First circle, northwest from the center,
40I.OUED DUKSS GOODS.
Vj The lollewlng. just received, are away
down in prices : French Camera hair, 47 inch,
$0.75 and .8.-1 ; French cheviot suiting, silk Rnd
wool, 45 inch, $i').7."; French feule, all wool, 28
l!y looking out for such opportunities a lady
may often save half.
Xine counters, Thirteenth street entrance. .
A lady wanting any et the lollewlng will
be obliged ler the mention of them; Silk and
woel;tatin de Lyen, 8T cents; silk laced
veleurs, $1 ; inetnie cloth, cents ; dainasse
draii d' etc, $1.50 ; damage cashmere, $1.25.
All thu prices except" the first arc probably
In-low the cost id' manufacture, and even the
llrst may be.
Xcxt outer circle, southwest from the center.
'I'UIMMIXU FOR DUK8SES AND CLOAKS.
L Our trade requires the largest and freshest
stock of tln-fce goods, fringcs.pasacuicntcrie or er or
liaments, girdles, tassels, spikes, rings, balls.
buttons. We have nerelttas net te be found
j anywhere else.
I wu - n J. A M J IV E. It.
Xexteutereirele, northwest from the center.
O A few shawl are shown in the Arcade ;
gentlemen's dressing gowns and smoking
jackets in the same case. Mere are within.
East eflhe Chestnut street entrance.
Our work-room is full of preparation, s
lull that we cannot crowd It faster. We have
ready, aUe, a large stock of finished garments,
fur and fur lined.
We have saccules and dolmans in sealskin
dyed in Londen wc have none but London Lendon Londen
dyed seal. We have them In great numbers,
and, ofceur-e, in all sires including extremes.
Prices, from $120 te $i0.
Louden controls the seal market et the
world 'there liare been two advances in
price since our furs were bought. We shall
net advance till wc havote buy again; we
have net advanced at all, as yet.
We iiave, at $1(S, seal sacques such as yen
will leek in vain ter elsewhere at the price.
Fur lined circulars and dolmans in very
great vnriery. We use mostly Satin dc Lyen,
gnw-graiu, armiirc and brocade silk and sicil
ienne : ler mourning. Henrietta and Dran
d'Elc. The latter-are made te order only.
We have everything worth having in sets,
trimmings, robe-, gloves, caps and the thou
sand-aud-enc little tilings that are kept in the
Thirteenth street en trance.
ik Felt, all colersaml variety of styles, 59c te
$1.25; llanncl, black, blue, gray, brown and
scarlet, $2.5 1 te $5.75 ; satin, black, $1.75 te
$10.:) ; satin, bine, scarlet, brown and black,
12..M te $20 ; Italian cloth, black, $1.23 te $5.
The vai lety is very great.
Southwest corner of the building.
Xetice these two samples:
lllue chinchilla sack, velvet cellar and de
tachable cape, lined witli Farmer's satin, horn
buttons. $8.30, Is there another such coat for
$0.50 1 We have sold hundreds et them.
llrown-red-and-eld-gold diagonal ulsterettn
soft wool lining, sleeves lined with a durable
silk-st raped fabric, horn buttons, $8,3 J.
These are but but specimens of many. It
I hey seem inviting, ethers inav be mere se.
See them. JOHX WAXAMAKEU.
Central aisle, next te tlie outer circle, Mar
ket street side.
1IltUOXS AXD MILL1XEUY.
V Ribbons and Millinery, you knew, we
have much mere of than nuv ether house.
Xerth of Thirteenth street en trailed.
J J A TCI
very great variety et the finest linens.
i very great variety et staple linens, and the
lowest, prices in Philadelphia.
Outer circle, City Hall Square entrance.
I IX EX HANDKERCHIEFS,
j Xew goods just received from abroad. We
have, without doubt, the richest and fullest
stock en this side of the Atlantic We buy
from makers, direct, knew the quality of our
linen beyond question, and keep below the
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
O The very linest English and French hand
kerchiefs and Mufflers; handkerchiefs $1.25 te
$2.50; miifllcrs, $1.50 te $1.50. Elsewhere they
are sold for a q vartcr mere, at least.
JOHX W AXAMAKEU.
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
Every individual article el Merine or
Silk Underwear tliat we buy we examine te
see whether the buttons are sewed en securely
and whether the scams are right and properly
lasteued. If anything is wrong, back the gar
ment gees te the irukcr, or we right It at his
Such has been our practice for a year and a
half. Is there another merchant In' Philadel
phia who fines the fame, or who watches the
interests et his customers in any similar way T
Defects may escape us, lievcrthless. Yeu de
us a favor, if you bring back the least Imper
fection te be made geed.
Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance.
Our assortment of all muslin undergar
ments is us lull as at any time of the year : and
when the demand for such is net generally
strong we arc often able te buy at unusual ad
vantage. We have very nearly the same goods
the year round : but prices vary mere or less.
New, for example, probably, there is net te be
found in this city or in New Yerk muslin un
dergarments equal te our regular stock except
at higher prices. We knew et no exception
Southwest corner of the building.
J V De you knew, many are net of Uubbcr.at
all, and are net waterproof? We sell as many
as all Philadelphia besides ; real articles only;
and guarantee them.
Central aisie, near Market strcet entrance.
MRS. M. A. EDWARDS has removed her
Millinery Stere te Ne. 230 West King street,
where she will be pleased te see all her old
customers, lien net. Hats, Ribbons, Satins.
Velvets, Feathers, Flowers, Ac, will be sold
cheaper than ever before. Call and eee.
IV A CV BOOTS. SHOES AND LAST
JjnOl made en a new principle, Ins ur
ing comfort for the feet.
Ki H YYQ ,"ist!,-,naUoteorder-
tebU-tfd iS3 East King etreei
In every department el Dry Goods, at
Next Doer te the Court Heuse.
SHAWLS, LADIES' CLOAKS,
Blankets, Comlerts, Quilts, all Suitable Girts
for the HOLIDAYS, at
Next Doer te tiie Court Heuse.
Special Holiday Netice,
M Girler, Bewers k tat,
Ne. 25 EAST KING STREET.
In addition te the immense stock
of Holiday Goods of all kinds that we
new display wc will open te-day,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th,
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13th,
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14th,
An immense stock of Holiday Novel
ties, every article being useful and or
namental. We call special attention
te these goods, as they are all new and
very desirable, and cannot be dupli
cated this season. These goods will
all be sold at . one-half the importer's
cost. De net fail te sce them before
making your Holiday Purchases.
Givler, Bewers & Hurst,
Ne. 25 East King Street,
Wc are new showing a complete line et at
tractive goods in every department.
J. B. MARTIN & CO.
If you want te give a Useful Present, we
have just what you want.
J. B. MAltTIN & CO.
Nothing makes a better Present than a SILK
UMBRELLA or aGOSSAMEK RUBBER GAR.
MENT. We have n large line of both. SILK
UMBRELLAS, with Ivery, Pearl. Walrus and
Natural Stick Handles. Prices from $3 up.
J. B. MAUTIN & CO.
We have a large stock of GOSSAMER KUU
BER GARMENTS, In all sizes, for Ladies and
Gents. All our goods are fully warranted.
J. B. MAUTIN Ss CO.
We have the richest collection et SILK
HANDKERCHIEFS. LIXEX HANDKER
CHIEFS IN FANCY BOXES, FAXCT HAND
KERCHIEFS of all kinds.
J. B. MARTIN & CO.
Wc have a. large variety of PERFUMERY
and FANCY SOAPS, suitable ler Presents Presonts Presents
Nevelties In PERFUMERY IN FANCY
J. B. MARTIN & CO.
We are showing the largest Hue of FREXCn
CHINA AND MAJOLICA WARE, IIAVI
LAND'SCniNA FBU1T PLATES, PLAQUES,
SOLITAIRE SETS, COFFEE and TEA CUP8,
B. ft M. SETS, TEA SETS, ftc Large line of
MAJOLICA and GLASSWARE.
J. B. MARTIN & CO.
A CRUMB CLOTH, FLOOR CLOTH, or
FIXE BUG, makes a geed Present and a dura
ble one, tee. We have them all sizes, and at
very low prices.
J. B. MARTIN & CO.,
Cor. West King and Prince Sts.
TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 14, 1E8).
SIGNAL OFFICER Hffl
A Man Who is Very Unpopular With
THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM.
Vailed a Ceward and a Perjurer A Few
Washington Correspondence of the Times.
Let us leave politics just once and talk
about the army. It is a subject that is
very interesting here just new, for the
"army circles" are powerful, select and
active. The army and navy people, by
whom I mean the families of the officers
of both branches of the service, are the
aristocracy of Washington. They find
their way into nearly all the old families
and it would astonish you were I -te tell
you, as I may some day, of the ramifica
tions of some of these families. Tlie boy
who graduates from West Point next sum
mer will be a brigadier general thirty
years from new, and the Annapolis boy
will be a commodore or an admiral. The
boys will marry into an army or navy fam
ily, and thus they become quite a power.
Of course all the West Point aud Annapo
lis boys can't marry in the army or uavy,
but wherever they marry the family into
which they go at once has a great interest
in the service. And I am rather inclined
te think that the service holds its head tee
high sometimes. But let that pass. Just
new "army circles" are stirred te their
centre about the retirements aud promo
tions. The greatest excitement is ever the ap
pointment of Gen Ilazen te be chief sig
nal officer. It is the grossest piece of fa
voritism that has occurred in the army for
many a year. Hazcn is very unpopular
among the army officers, for the staunch
fellows who go out en the plains, light In
dians, live in tents and are short of rations
and clothes new aud thep have a natural
and a just aversion te the favored officer
who happens te have lmluential political
connections, who arc constantly getting
him relieved from disagreeable assign
ments and finding soft places for him.
Ilazen is of this kind. He belongs te Ohie
and married in an influential family there.
He has had less hard or dangerous duty
since the war than any officer of his grade,
and he has had mere lavers than any
three put together. His assignments have
always been the best, whether he was
quartered in a city or whether he was
en duty traveling in the various countries
abroad. He has always had mere leaves
of absence than any ether officer and if
by chance he happened te be sent te a
disagreeable place he whined like a big
baby until he was relieved. He has done
a great deal of leafing about Washington,
and is what is sometimes called a " lobby
officer"-r-ene who will lobby te have him
self sent te a pleasant pest. This among
officers is thought te be dishonorable. It
is certainly unmauly.
These are net the worst points against
Hazcn. It has been asserted aud pretty
well established that he is a coward, which
te a soldier should be regarded as the
worst of all crimes. General Stanley, an
officer of equal rank, has called hint te his
face a coward aud a perjurer, and also in
the newspapers and in official documents.
It is said that at the battle of Shiloh, in
April, 18G2, at about 10 o'clock in the
morning, Hazeu "separated himself, get
away or skulked" from his brigade and did
net return until the evening. In the
meantime his command had fought nobly,
aud thought their commanding officer had
been killed or wounded, and they searched
the field for his body. He said his com
mand had deserted him. General Stanley
made the charge of cowardice and perjury
openly against Hazeu and finally preferred
charges against him aud asked for a court
martial te establish them. Political in
fluence stepped in, and our noble president
decided that "the service would net be
conserved by convening a general court
martial te try you at this time." Ail this
time Hazcn was resting under these terri
ble charges aud never asking for a court
himself. Reader, if he had been a high
minded officer, with conscious honesty in
his heart, would he net have begged for a
court, and, failing in that, knocked his as
sailant down ? But he did neither. Stan
ley then wrote him a personal letter of the
most insulting character, ending by calling
him an imposter. This was done, no doubt,
for the purpose of inducing him (ilazen)
te bring charges and specifications against
Stanley. It had the effect aud the two
officers went into the military court. Gcn
erel Hancock was president of the court.
Stanley admitted nearly all the specifica
tions and ilazen was most roughly treated.
admonished in neutral orders bv the ccn-
eral of the army." General Sherman in his
order admonished Ilazen quite as much as
he did Stanley, and ordered both back te
In the impeachment trial of General
Belknap, Gccretaryef war, General Hazcn,
unless my memory is geno, committed
perjury. He wrote certain letters which
contained facts that were fully established,
aud he went en the staud aud swore te
quite another thing. There was net a
senator or a spectator present who did net
leek upon him with contempt. He was
confronted with his letters and next day
he tried te fix up his testimony se that it
would square with the facts. While Bel
knap was in power he was writing flattering
letters te him, but the minute Belknap
get into trouble he became a willing wit
ness against him, although a secret one.
He went privately before the Clymer com
mittee and told what he knew about pest
traders and asked that the fact might be
concealed. Was that like an officer and L
gentleman? Anether charge against
Hazen is that he charged noble old "Pap"
Themas with falsehood in order te glorify
himself. I have been shown a copy of a
letter written by Hazcn te thu historian,
Benjamin J. Lessiug. Ilazen, you under
stand, was looking out for his place in
history. General Themas, in his dis
patches from Chattanooga after the battle
of Mission Ridge, said that the Ridge had
been carried simultaneously at six differ
ent points. Hazen writes te Lessing:
"Nothing can befartlierfrem truth," and
then he proceeds te tell what wonderful
things he did. I wonder hew the boys of
the old Army of the Cumberland will like
Hazens's comment. It seems that Hazen
also asserted that he was the first te arrive
en Mission Ridge, but he was flatly and
pointedly contradicted by General Sheri
dan under oath. Hazcn has been aptly
termed a "glory filcher." When his
name comes up in the Senate for confir
mation as chief signal officer it is likely
that some of the senators will call atten
tion te the style of man he is and te the
scene in the Senate chamber. General
Sherman does net like him, Sheridan does
net like him, and few officers of the army
like him. There was no reason for his ap
pointment. Mr. Hayes was guided no
doubt by the fact that Hazen is from
Ohie and that he has a strong political
backing. There are seveval colonels who
are his seniors who have had hard and con
tinuous service since the war, while Hazen
has been basking in the sunshine of royal
favor abroad or parading his fat person in
drawing rooms in the East. It is clear te
see why he wants te be signal officer.
There is no danger in that and he will have
nothing te de but te leek handsome and
draw his salary and quarters' cemmuta
tien. His nomination as signal officer has
had a marked effect en the weather al
ready, but it will be a cold day when he is
There is a geed deal. I fear, about army
matters that you aud I, Mr. Editor, don't
knew about, and that we shall never bear,
but we may be allowed te comment en
some things that leek strange te us. Fer
instance, we may think it strange that Mr.
Hayes did net fellow his civil service no
tions he is always preaching, as he did in
the case of General Drum for adjutant
general, who is net only a noble officer,
but a glorious gentleman. If the next in
grada te the late General Mver in the sig
nal office could net have been appointed,
why net nave taken Colonel Gibben, Col
onel Ruger or Colonel Getty all seniors
te Hazen, and all better men, thank
heaven ! And while asking questions.
why was that grizzly old warrior, General
Ord, retired ? I followed than stubby old
white moustache of his for nearly three
years in the Pennsylvania reserve corps,
and the Pennsylvania boys have a great
liking for him. Next te General McCall,
he was the first commander of the reserve
corps. He kuews nothing of parlor duty,
of complimentary letters, European pres
ents aud lobby duty. He has always been
iu the field. He is about sixty years old
ana is as robust and healthy as almost any
officer in the army. He is a better man,
physically, than Hazen. He is younger
than General Sherman, General Meigs,
General Marcy or General McDowell. Be
sides, he is peer, while mauy of the ethers
are rich. He was capable of many yeats
of hard service and was the best officer in
the army for the Mexicau frontier. Reader
why was he discharged '.' He never asked
for it aud he didn't want it. I'll tell you :
His place was wanted for one who had
powerful relatives aud political influence.
Is it net a devilish outrage ?
When the war closed Grant, Sherman,
Sheridan aud Stanten get together te fix
up the general officers of the army. Of
course all the brave major generals and
brigadier generals wanted te go into the
regular army with major generals' or brig
adier generals' commissions. This could
net be arranged. Several were appointed
with the understanding that they should
go out at once and take asylum en the
retired list. Of this number was General
McDowell. He was the first commander
of the army of the Potomac,
and, if I mistake net, was the first briga
dier general appointed in the regular
army after the war broke out. However,
when he was appointed major general in
the regular army he premised te retire. Se
did ethers, te get promotion, premise te
retire, but they all forget it. McDowell
has had mere parlor seryice and less field
service than any general officer in the
army. He has been about New Yerk and
ether centres se much that he has made
many powerful friends, while Ord, Creek
and some ethers have been en the plains
making acquaintance with hardship and
deprivation. McDowell is also rich and
can afford te take the half pay of a retired
officer. Why should net he have been re
tired instead of Ord, who was earning his
money ? It is due te General Sherman te
say that he protested, in a letter te the
president, against Ord's retirement. Then
if he didn't have it done, who did? Let
tts see ; Colonel Nelsen A. Miles, a noble
fellow and gallant soldier, is appointed in
Ord's place, jumping Colonels Gibben,
Stanley, Wilcox, Ruger and ethers,
Colonel Miles married the niece of Jehn
and General Sherman, and the lady-is also
the sister of Senater Den Cameron's wife.
There never was a better soldier than
Miles. He had been en the plains ever
since the war and everybody would be glad
te see him prosperous, but he is young and
General Ord ought net te aave been put
out te make a place for him. By the way
the general of the army was along age
eligible for retirement. Why doesn't he
letirc, and give General Sheridan a chance
or General Grant? And, pray, why don't
Meigs, and Marcy aud Barnes anil all ether
ever sixty-two-year-old fellows get out and
make room for the younger fellows?
Waifs of New Yerk.
Hew the Children 'sCrueltv Society Xcglcct
the Keal SulTerers.
Frem Je. Heward's Sunday Times Letter.
Imagine me just this side of the ferry
gate the gate which opens en the bridge
te which a Jersey City ferry-beat is
chained. The season winter, tlie time
midnight. The dramatis pcrsoine are your
humble servant and a black-eyed girl,
about seven years old, Says she te mc :
" Customer, buy a Telegram .?" Says I te
her : "Ne, I thank you." She cries, I miss
a beat and the lollewiug iollews :
sn nrkfiun I hiive wmr ninnps
u,Twv. ..j .... jv,i.. ;..1,v..r.,
will you ue?"
"I'll go home?"
" Where ?"
" Sixty-five Christopher."
"And get a geed supper aud a nice,
"Igncss net, I don't get no supper and
I sleep en the fleer."
"Well, suppose I don't buy any of yenr
papers whet then ?' '
"I'll stay till I de sell' im."
" But what if no one buys them ?"
"Then I'll get licked."
In ether words, while the Society for the
Prevention (with a capital P) of Cruelty te
Children is arresting well-dressed, well-fed,
well-paid children en the stage of the
Academy of Music, it permits little seven-year-old
girls te be starved, exposed and
outraged en the public streets at an hour
when every philanthropist in the city is
abed and asleep. Fer years I have en
deavored te selve this little girl problem.
Our streets are filled with them. Cut
offices are infested by them. They sell
papers, matches, apples, nuts aud oranges,
and encounter net alone the pitiless hat
of the summer and the fierce blasts' of
the winter, but the terrible tempta
tions of a city where wolves might
be considered missionaries aud wilder
beasts might pass for Christians.
This humbug society with the long
name has a suite of convenient offices
luxureusly furnished and a list of repu
table officers. It has patrons, a patronage
and money enough te purchase palaces.
But se far as I can discover it never touches
a child in rags, it never succors a girl in
distress, it never helps a boy in trouble.
But it it is everlastingly sending meu te
the back doers of theatres, always hauling
up managers who hire and pay children
by the week and never wearies in making
happy children miserable. This society
permits school exhibitions, for which cliil
tren are tortured, and winks at academic
Bhews, for which children are crammed, as
ether geese for Christmas. But it never
gees te Fulton ferry, where littic girls arc
trained in the vices that our decks arc
noted for ; where girls of tender years
consort with drunken sailors and are the
sportive companions of inebriated contra
bands, and where language of which the
hottest Hottentet never dreamed is the
constant argot of the babies en that block.
Seme of our writers make a great fuss
because district messenger boys are util
ized by bad men and vile women, but I
den'c care for the beyp, especially at all
events net in this letter. What I am call
ing attention te just new are the little
girls. Big girls can be bad if they wish te.
They knew' what they're about. But
isn't it a shame that these little girls
should be steeped in vice and saturated
with vulgarity befere they reach their
teens ? We have all seen and beard
bold, bad girls of sixteen, but here
are little ones of seven, eight and ten
who can discount the veriest loafer
in language and are familiar with the
lowest phases of semi-crime. It is useless
te call the attention of the secietywith the
long name te this abuse. Why? Because
it requires patience, continuity in self-sac-
niicc, daily vigils, nightly attention and
would secure no publicity. The deviltries
in which these little apple peddlers are
versed would amuse the Christian women
of the laud. The infamies practices to
wards thee children by men and boys can
net be exaggerated. De the girls object ?
Net at all. But surely that will net be
urged as an argument agaiust interference.
That a child is steeped iu siu and finds
pleasure in its commission is proof positive
that she needs a strong arm te pull
her from the pit and te protect her
afterwards. Please don't put me
down as a poser iu morals. I am simply
an observer. I leve children aud would
gladly help any one of these little girls te
a plane as comfortable as that en which
my own staud. I meet them every night
cold, wretched, hungry, cheeky, dirty
aud iu some respects repulsive. I don't
bring them before the public in .any
ehurchly sense. I take them by the hand and
show them te you as fit subjects for this
ridiculous society which ignores its proper
field of duty aud seeks notoriety by inter
fering with children who would be far
better off if they were left alone. I de net
envy the man who insults one of these
girls. I don't care te smoke, drink. live
or die with the cur who dares utter words
te them he would never use in the presence
of his own. That there is a Ged I never
.doubted. Whether lie xeally takes cogni cegni
zauce of us as individuals is an open ques
tion. If He does He must regard with a
peculiarly jelly eye the operations of the so se
called charitable societies of Getham.
Huger shams were never known. Gresser
frauds were never exposed. Mere success
ful beggars nevcr flourished.
In this inclement season and heaven
kuews it's cold enough te freeze the tail
of a brass deg there are hundreds df boys
and girls who literally sleep iu barrels and
garbage boxes, behind bill-beards and in
hallways, te whom one het meal a day
would be an unheard-of luxury. As for
warm stockings, whole shoes, undercloth
ing or caps, of course little things like
these arc net expected. Last night, as I
came toddling down the square, 1 noticed
half a dozen boys huddled together in the
middle of the street, near the World office.
Naturally I stepped a moment, and inves
tigation showed that the group were
gathered ever the steam escape from the
press vaults under the street. The wind
blew a hurricane and great clouds of dust
filled all the air. The city hall clock
showed half an hour after mid
night, and there for hours yet
would be that shivering, scant-clad gang,
quietly taking turns ever the curling
steam. I tell you, it made a shiver start
from the outside of my heavy ulster, pierce
its thick, double folds ; pierce its comfort
able lining, pierce my double-breasted
coat, pierce its vest, pierce my linen and
undershirt and cuticle and stab the inner
most cockle of my heart. In about a min
ute up walks Mr. Policeman : "Hi, you
there ; get en, move off, stir your stumps,
get en or I'Hrun yen in," aud the boys
scattered iu a twinkling, and mingling
with the dust that filled the air were lest
te sight :is they damned their luck and
wondered what in the name of heaven and
earth they were born for.
" De you knew," remarked u prominent gen
tleman te us a few days age, " Dr. Hull's
Cough Syrnp is really a geed thing. My
daughter would have me iuc it for bad cough
and it did cure me."
Over a million of Prof. UulIuictte'H French
Kidney Pads have been sold In France. Who
will dare t-ay they are a humbug?
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