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DEATH WITIIOIT DECAY.
Cmrlou* VccnM in ttor ^oryne at Blount 4c. Bernard. Ytvift ft Mount St. B"rn?rd letter. ^ The great curiosity of the Monastery of the Mount St. Bernard is the morgue. Here is death without decay; here. in this wondrous j air. on this pass m< re than 8.000 feet above the tea-level. putrefaction If unknown, and bodies ; found In gno-*s In winter?or after the white i shroud has melted away from the bosom of nature in tlu* spring are preferred entire so long a- the n onks care to keep them. The gri runes* of tli? ?pecta< !c :s enharn *1 hy the fart that Bearly t'Vcrj l>ody f und is contorted, twisted. \ strained an I knotted up in fantastic shapes. Now aud tlifii c;;c which l<e.?rs all th?-appearance of tranquil <leep Is brought in; but inmost Ca^ 's tf'Te are indications that man and woman. In their I attle with nature, fought hard J ai.d d-'spemtelj. and refused t<? be overcome j until ever. particle of force was exhausted, j The brethren gather up tlie bod es with tender eare and \'.. *e then in the dead-house in the usual'-, vain lioj?e that some relatives may come ' to nvognize them. Where i< the fat her" ot the ! child v ri'fi t r i i st ran ire spectral mother clasps ; in her arm*? What was the history of the wo- 1 man who hr.thus wandered in the wild winter from the Khone valley toward the kinder and warmer Italian slope*? i'trhaps her husband ! was with her. a.id pe;nap? his bony now lies at the bottom of some precipice where even the "monks of St. Bernard'' cannot find him. or. perhaps, he is here In the dead-house; perhaps that prostrate body, seeming to grovel on the ? rock) floor. !* his. The peasants rarely carry any paper which can completely identify them, and sometime.* the unfortunates found dead in | the pa-s liere led such wandering lives?going ! to Switzerland for harvest work In the summer * and to Italy when the winter nips them?that 1 their ptnp Mta evn give no dve to their birth- . places or native villages. ^OVIltlKKK'S t <;i.Oltli:s. The JapanfM l!i-?ul)' in All Khndr?i, ! i:\rrpt lilar-l ii<> ( l.ire off the (;ar? den. From thf> New York Cornmertiftl Advertiser. This season iias lieen peculiarly favorable i for c!ir\sunt hem ums, as Jack Frost so i long delayed spreading his coat. The weather has b?*en exactly conducive to j giving the l>c.st development to out-of-door flowers, such as dahlias and chrysanthemums, j This will undoubtedly cause an imj?etus in the culture of both of these next season. It is rare that this ilower can be seen in perfection so long j during the fall months as this year. The variety In chrysanthemums is greater than any flower j cultivated, ranging through every imaginable ! fchade of color, except blue, and that we know j is unattainable, as there Is no such thing in nature as scarlet and blue and yellow, in varie- I ties of the same species; hence the hope of some saniruine lovers of flowers to obtain a blue rose, j dahlia or chry santhemum is never likelv to be fulfilled. In dahlias we have had the pa>t season two varieties of single, which were issued in Kngland as great novelties. Seed from these this year In this country has produced an immense variety, providing in color every shade known In this flower. These are exceedingly graceful, and form an entirely new feature In floral decorations; for gofgeousnes> they throw the <>-,.r Wilde sunflower i entirely in the shade. Another dahlia, having ali the aj pearance of a cactus blossom in form and color, has been flowered this autumn for ^ the first ti ne. It i> named "Clare of the t!arw in." an exlwtlj aMiropriate title, for a bed of it is dazzling. Concerning Insurance Policies. Fro: a the ?w York Times. A case lias recently come up for settlement bet', re the courts of Illinois which indicate the necessity that exists for carefully guarding the Wording of a life insurance jwdicy. Twenty-two i years ago a man named Louis iilanz took out a policy of insurance upon his lite for ;5,00(>. made payable to his only daughter, then six years o'd. Not only was the policy made payable to her or ! to her ex- utors. administrators, and assigns, but it also recited that such payment was to be made in consequence of an annual premium paid by the daughter. In other words, the policy on its lace upjteared to be taken out by the daughter, though the risk covered was the life of the father. In June. the daughter married, and two months later she died without children. Although the court records do not exhibit t hat fact, it is prol>able that the marriage was made against the wishes of the fat her. After her decease letters of administration were issued by the probate court to !ier husband, who, having* heard of the I policy, applied for it as administrator, on the ground, that it was a part of his deceased wife's ! personal estate, which, under the law. reverted to him. As more than ?2.500 had b.*en paid by tilanz in annual premiums?for he had gone oh making these payments precisely as he would have done had they been called for in his own name?the policy had a considerable present value. It would be an object for his sonin-law to make the subsequent payments for the purpose of collecting the face j alue ot the policy when it matured, or make a present compromise with the ; Ounpany. But Glanz did not care to have the 1 money,which to all Intent - and purposes he had saved up year after year, pass into the hands of his daughter's husband. At all events, he refused to give up the |>olicj. The case was carried to the probate court, from there to the circuit court of Cook county, and thence by another appeal to the appellate court of the first district of Illinois, and in each instance the decision was unfavorable to tilanz. It is now. I however, to go to the supreme court of the ! state. which is quite likely to concur in the ! Judgments of the lowercourts. The point ot the ! whole matter is that (ilanz. although he has pa!d the money and has always held possession oi the policy, is by its terms in no way a party tothe i ^ MnUaet, which is between his daughter or her i e?tat'v'andtheinsurancecompany. At the outset ! It would have l>een just as easy to have had the form read differently, for it Is* usually the case ! tnat the a .-ured himsclt i< responsible for the j payments of premiums. Whether, even in that ^ event. tie ! eneficiary. direct or derivatlve.could without h s or her consent be deprived of the final ben.-tit of a po.iey Is not as well settled as It might l?e. Tlie a^-ured could, however, cease payments, and break the contract, or arrange for an Immediate settlement with the insuring company. In this connection It may be said that It Is not always well for a man to take out a life Insurance poll.\ payable to his wife in name with no provision for the disposition of the aonev in the event of her death. Such a thinghas happened as a man marrying a secondtimef and It is not always possible to arrange for the payment to a new person. It is, however, always safe, in such a contract for a man to have liis Own rotate the alternative beneficiary. A Police Court at Cairo. Correspondence Londou Standard. Ti e prefect and his deputy were arrayed in black coats and trousers, white waistcoats and patent boots. But they sat, aa their predecessors sat a thousand years a^o, cross-legged on the divan. Litigants came up without formality, kissed their knees or their hands, according to rank or favor, bent, with hands folded in their sleeves. ?o d.-. inre r! e grievancevolublv. answered a brief, harsh question and took the verdict helplessly. Cases lasted on an average two minutes each as near as I could time it. ^ And all the while men came and went in the little room, talking mostly in high, quarrelsome tones. Coffee passed about. If any one present was struck with an observation "he offered It casually, ami his worship listened. After , delivering Judgment, always preceded by a grunt of general dissatisfaction, he clapj>ed his hands and a soldier rushed In at full gallop, holding up his sword. Forthwith the parties retired to discuss matters warmly outside In full hearing of the court. A matrimonial difficulty referr?'d to the authorities lasted but four minutes by my watch. A thin, peaking man looked the husband, while the wife, so far as one could Judge by eyes and nose, w as very pretty. The gentleman told his tale, the purport of which I could not gather. The lady turned red to the tip of her littie nose and her eves flashed. She took up her parable vehemently. and sternly the prefect asked further explanations of the husband, who turned very pale. He found nothing effective to reply; his worship pronounced in a single phrase, the galloping soldier appeared and off w ent the pair. I asked of an official who spoke English if the man w as going to prison. ''No," said he, '"he go home." It must be admitted there Is sometLfinir to be urged for a system which can deal with domestic troubles in this superior way. At the first grand show of the St. Bernard elub, now being held at the Duke of Wellington's riding school, 250 St. Bernard's dogs are on exhibition. The Khedive of Egypt has engaged an oj>eratlc company?including an extensive ballet, of ?ourse?which was to leave lor Egvpt in a few w . RICH WIDOWS IN NEW YORK. The Women Wha Hare Plentr ( Tfoney-, but no HMbanda, New York <'onv*ponftence Ilartford Poet. New York at present contains a number of rich widows, who, though now out of town are still within our direct line of population One of these is Mrs. Paran Stevens, widow of the opulent landlord. The latter was of New England birth, and had a rare faculty for hotel keeping. He had several establishments ot this kind In the eastern cities, and made them profitable w hile other landlords failed. In 1856 he became interested in the erection of a lar-e house, of wliich Amos R. Kno was proprietor. and which has become widely known as the Fifth Avenue hotel. Here he remarkably successful nnd his death his estate was upward of a million Sevens. in view of her great weak was hut di?l not diiiin.r A, i, , ,on untl1 8he succeeded in hi- fieetT?!if2au Pr,nc*-who WRS here with ' , ' , 1 J*il> ? wonderful feat, and occasion, d great dissatisfaction with many o\d ? wm' an!"?y<l at the rapid adjanc ofaparvenue. Mrs. Stevens, like Mrs. iniVti ""i I ' ,>ickwick)? earried off the prize, and tin* duke escorted her daughter to thetheanr.a.id she afterward married a British fortune burner, who gave her a title in exchange for tlie money her lather made m tavern keeping. Mrs Stevens is now at Newport, and under all these circumstances is received into the best circles. mrs. a. t. mtkwart. This woman w ho is the richest widow In the I nion is a native of this city, and was born in humble life. Her brother, the late C.iarles < lineh,considered himselffortunate to getal?erth in the custom house, where he gradually became an expert. and was retained longer than any other official. she married Stewart while he was keeping a petty retail store, and they be?*an housekeeping under very humble circumstances \\ hen Stewart got on in the world one of the indications was in the fact that he and his wife took board at the Astor house, which then was the finest hotel in the city. Mrs. Stewart now occupies the grandest mansion, with but one exception, in America, which during her visit to Saratoga is in the care of a family of trustv 1 servants. The apartments for the latter indeed, are more elegant than anything the Stewarts had during the first ten years of*their married life. kklioiol's associations. Mrs. Stew art has tor many years been a member ot >t. Mark's church, but she was kept on such short allowance by her husband that she could not assist in any of the benevolent opera- ' tions ot the society. Her parsimony at last became proverbial, hut it is now evident that it was solely due to the hard-hearted husband. Since his death she has shown some liberality though by no means to that extent which might have been expected. Mrs. Stewart's property is estimated at *10,000.000, not including the palace she occupies, which cost a ve.l'^onnn V'm? ?n this buiM,ng werc last u~ if ^ year ,nay 1)0 ? trifle less. Mrs. Stewart s pastor (Rylance) recently visited England, ot w hlch country he is a native. He ' could there mention the remarkable fact that a . -V 111 "J* congregation was engaged In building a cathedra: as a monument for her husband. old w orld''8 have seldom been done, even in the the commodore's widow. This lady is the youngest of all the rich ydows and has thus far had the best chance. Her life has been somewhat eventful. She is an old acquaintance of the Vanderbilts. and was 1 mairicd early, but not happily. According to report she obtained a divorce and then supported herself teaching music. During the war Hie was in the south, and was aided pecuniarily ! nor/^eo^nimoi?re* At it3 cIose ?he came north. and. as the commodore soon afterward became a widower, their marriage was a natural i consequence. Mrs. Vandcrhilt is under 50. She *nV.\i*TBCy ?f r^*0'000' Wh^ at the rate Of -.1 *>.(>00 a year for her married life, and the in- ' tcrest on this is equal to $1,000 a week. She' can now marry to suit herself. She has Ion" i been an admirer of Deems, the preacher, and this influence led the commodore to endow the .Vis.mUe college. She attends the Church of the Strangers, where Deems preaches, his tenets iKjiisir much the same as those held by the Method's.s. He has the free use of the church for iite. and therefore cannot go into itinerancy. Another rich widow is Mrs. M.'O. Roberts who, after three years of married life, was left ! w itn a dower in an estate of *6,000.000. She st ill I occupies the house built by her husband in 5th ! avenue, and has a rare gallery of pictures. Report at one time connected her name with that ' of the President, but tliere are at present no indications of a matrimonial character. those ok i.ess note. might here give some interesting names of a circle each worth from $-350,000 to double ! that sum, but it is hardly proper to attract i butane hunters trom other places to this city, i Every rich widow w ill be sought for as long i as any hope may exist. Some time ago one i oi this class, whose husband had been a successful merchant. was surprised by a call from a well-known lawyer trom the center of the state. His card was sent up. but she declined an interview, being well aware that he came on a matrimonial errand, which she watt determined not to encourage. But however attractive their case may be. experience has shown that it is not alwajs safe to marry these rich widows. Aaron Burr tned it. but the bride i Slme. Jumel) soon turned him out of the house. Charles O Conor also married a widow of some property (Mrs. MeC racken), but a separation soon took place and the tamous lawyer gave his wife a separate establishment as long as she lived. A number o? similar instances could be given did we have space for this interesting subject. matrimonial instances. While speaking on this subject I wish to sav plainly that it is not my intention to reflect oh wii.ows after the fashion of the "Pickwick I apers. So many of our best men have mar- ; ried widows and found them the very best ! wiyes that this point is past argument. For in- ! stance, Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin I each married a widow, the names being severally ! Mrs. ( urtis. Mrs. Skelton. and Mrs. Bead The ' lexicographer Johnson, and also the philanthro- | pist Howard, each married widows who were many years their senior, but they lived very ' happy . and Johnson never ceased to mourn his I departed - Tetty." Aaron Burr's wife was a ' widow (Mrs. Provost), and as long as she lived i bis fortune was on the ascendant. Their married I lite appears to have been liappv. but, as lathe ' case ot Jefferson, jt only lasted ten j ears <>ilded yoit1i of ?otila7i. masculine Extravagances (hat Lay i'ho?c of Women in the Shade. New York letter in the Albany Journal. Men are becoming very luxurious, and their dressing-rooms, sitting-rooms, wardrobes and repositories for persoual belongings display tastes more costly than those of women. Underwear of the softest, richest knitted silk; dozens of South American pajamas, for night and dressingroom wear of China crepe, soft twilled Chinese silk, cashmere, flannel bound with satin and embroidered. and all in the daintiest, most delicate tints and colors, such as ivory, pale blue, pink buff or violet. The pajama consists of drawers and loose blouse jacket with sailor collar u ien made in Ivory they are often faced with a collar and embroidered with ivory silk in a little vine or in the corners of collars and cuffs If the pajama is in colors it will perhaps be embroidered with white or have appliques cut out of w hite sat In cloth or velvet embroidered on The daintiest of all is an all-white pajama or ivory Chinese crepe or silk enriched w ith hand embroidery, and these are made for tiie wedding outfits of fashionable men. w ho will have a dozen of w hite, a dozen trimmed w ith color and a dozen in various delicate colors embroidered in w hite. These elegant gentlemen have for smoking companions the gate of a country house In nickel and silver, w ith chain rings* instead of ! cijrars uP?teht, and side lights I representing gate lamps, but holding candles, and Post pedestals to form match holders. These cost from *150 to *250, and are someImes ornamented with a bird or a rooster in ! U i i crowing. Another receutlv imported piece of masculine extravagance* is n. lamp, the lower part of which fo^a tripod set upon a double hoof decorated with natural hair. There are two burners representing wax candles under tinted ami decorated glass and the cost for a lamp of this kind is about Another lamp has for its standard a horseshoe, with stirrup and riding whip crossed and twisted* As for the extensiveihtaS and liquor sets and pl|>e racks and dressing cases and the like space and time would both tail in their enumeration. It may be mentioned that among the personal properties of one young gentleman iu New York city are 370 odd silk, satin and knitted neckties, and upward of fifty walking sticks. The inventory did not no any further or it might heve developed equallv curious results in other departments. ? At Sebastopol has just been commenced the construction of a new government dock in place of the one destroyed during the lamous siege more than a quarter of a century ago. It will be three years in course of construction, and it i Is to cost 30,000,000 rouble?. ???????? ???? Wiinxfi FRO.H HEBFJtT SPEtCER. The High Pretnare Life of Americans too Heavy to Bear. The English philosopher and thinker, Herbert Spencer, was tendered a complimentary dinner by over two hundred New York gentlemen at Delmonico's last Thursday night. William M. Evar's presided. Among the guests were Wm. H. Hurlburt, Charles A. Dana and Henry Ward Beecher. After giving thanks for the cordial reception. Spencer said: It seems to mo that in one resjiect Americans have diverged widely troin savages. J do not mean to say they are in general unduly civilized. Throughout large parts of the population. even in long settled regions, there is no excesses of those virtues needed for the maintenance of social harmony, especially out in the west. The means* of dealings ; do not yet betray too much of the sweetj ness and light which we are told distinguishes the cultured man from the Barbarians. Nevertheless, thore is a sense in which any assertion is true. You know primitive man lacks the power of application. Spurred by hunger, by danger, by revenge, he ean exert himself energetically for a time; but his energy is spasmodic. Monotonous daily toil is impossible to him. It is otherwise with the more developed man. The stem discipline of solid life has gradually increased his aptitude for persistent Industry, unfll among us. and still more among you. work has become with many a passion. Tin's contrast of nature has another aspect. The savage thinks only of present satisfactions and leaves future satisfactions uncared for. Oontrarvwise the American, eagerly pursuing tuture good, almost ignore, what good the passing day offers him, and when future good is gained, he neglects ; that, while striving for some still remoter good. What I have seen and heard during my stay j among you has forced on me the belle? that this . slow change from habitual Inertness to persisj tent activity has reached the extreme from | which there must begin a counterchange?a rei action. Everywhere I have heen struck with f;he number of faces which told in strong lines of burdens that had to be told. I have been struck, too, with the large proportion of grayhaired men, and Inquiries have brought out, the fact that with you the hair commonly begins to turn some ten years earlier than with us. Moreover. in every circle I have met men who had themselves suffered irom nervous collapses, due to stress of business, or namod friends who had either killed themselves of overwork, or had been permanently incapacitated, or had wasted long periods in endeavors to recover health. I do but echo the opinion of all observing persons I have spoken to. that immense Injury Is being done by this high pressure life. The physique Is being undermined. The Business Outlook. From the Burlington Ilawkeye. The commercial situation of the country may be said to be better than a few weeks ago. The great staples are moving to the seaports and from present indications the next statement comparing exports and imports will show a large excess In favor of the former. Cotton is beginning to fill outgoing vessels, 163,800 bales being sent during last week. Corn is just beginning to come in, the arrivals in the six principal markets in the west during last week footing up to t he surprising total of nearly 1.800,000 bushels, which will be largely surpassed during the pending and coming weeks. It was late in starting, but the weather has been universally good, and there is promise of a large total. The movement of wheat, too, has grown, the receipts for last week exceeding 2.000,000 bushels. We have abundance of what the world wants, and can get it better from us than elsewhere. A matter of much importance to the provision trade is the bill likely to pass the German parliament prohibiting the Importation of American hogs and hog products. Germany raises over a million more hogs this year than last, and the interest has become strong enough to demand protection, with a chance of securingit. In other countries of Europe there is also a large increase. In years of abundant corn we can easily lay down our pork on European markets cheaper than the Europeans themselves, but at the present prices of the great staple, it is doubtlul whether we will be able to compete with production there. To be shut off from Germany, where meats always command a good price and which has been one ot our best customers, would be a serious matter. The export of farm products has been soiiiewnat on the decline. There have been, during the week ending November 3. exported 4,000,000 pounds less of fresh beef, 1.000,000 less of butter and over 3,000,000 less of cheese. It Is somewhat of a puzzle where the usual foreign buyers procured their supply of these products. Later reports show an increase of the export figures, W 1th the crops on the moveeast ward and continued fair weather there is a good prospect of early Improvement in fall trade. The Interesting Texas Centipede. From the Toras Sifting1.}. This Interesting insect is not so much celebrated for its amiability of disposition as for Its good looks, but, at the same time, we cannot recommend it either as a parlor ornament or as a toy for a child to play with, unless it is a second-hand child that nobody has any particular use for. Centipedes are of different sizes, but they are all made pretty much after the same pattern. They are made up of about onethird sting, one-third bite, and one-third general cussedness. They are casematedwltha shell that is as hard as the bark of a boarding-house cranberry pie. The length of the centipede varies very much, but if a centipede wants to get a mention in the local paper he has to stretch himself out to about nine inches in length. We have never read of one that measured less. His body, which is a succession of flat joints, is not much broader than an ordinary man's linger. The centipede is built on the Iron-clad system, although it does not make quite as much noise as the Engiish fleet bombardiug Alexandria. In fact, the centipede is not musical at all. but if it happens to crawl over a man it will make him very musical immediately. Its head or bow, comparing it to an ironclad, is armed with a pair of pincers, which, besides being as venomous as the editor ot a party organ, can bite the end off an iron safe. Each side is armed with about forty short legs, and each leg is armed with a sting like that of a wasp. The centipede terminates in a pair of hooks, which, like its pincers, are red-hot, so we have been told by an innocent youug man who undertook to pick it up bv its stem. When a centipede anchors his head in the fleshy anatomy of a human being, throws out his two grappling irons from his roar, and then draws his eighty odd, very odd, claws together, it will bring tears to the heart of an Irish landlord to see how the little pet holds. The bite of the centipede rarelv causes death, but it makes the bitten party wish he were dead for a short time, at least, and leaves an u<rly sore. The statement that the bite of the centipede does not cause dealh is liable to correction. The centipede is very apt to become a "remains" after it bites a "person, as there is quite a prejudice against it. For this reason it is very much secluded in Its habits, living in retirement among the rocks of old buildings. Its diet is believed to be insects that are not as heavily armed and ironclad. Why the centipede was created In the first place, and what good purpose it serves, are profound mysteries to the ordinary intellect. One evening, about dusk, a Texas gentleman of a scientific turn of mind was sitting on his front gallery when his attention was called to an extraordinary meteorological concatenation, as circus men say. A peculiar-shaped cloud seemed to reach down from the sky and then draw itself up again, very much after the manner of those cyclonic clouds in Iowa. Tho gentleman was very much interested in this meteorological perturbation, which he attributed at first to atmospheric influences, when it occurred to him that the peculiar cloud or water-spout might be nearer than the distant horizon. He took off his hat and found that ills surmise was correct. Fastened to the rim ot the hat by Its hind claws was a beautiful centipede about nine inches long. The peculiar meteorological phenomna were produced by the insect drawing itself up and letting itself down in its efforts to find a nose or some other teature to hang on to in order to facilitate its descent. As the gentleman had a comparatively short nose the insect was foiled. It died shortly afterward by the gentleman accidentally stepping on it about a dozen consecutive tiroes with the heel of his boot. As we have already stated, centipedes are comparatively rare in the well-settled portions of Texas, being visually found in a bottie of alcohol on the show case of some druggist who has a taste for the beautitul. In this particular, centipedes differ from some men. They are much more peaceful and harmless when in liquor than ot herwise. With centipedes as with Indians, the only good ones are those that are dead. If it be true that Mile. Pattl is to have *200,000 for four months in Brazil in 1883, this must surpass anything ever earned even by a prima donna. J y , , 9}. ' . V . ?f 11 A CHABniXG MAAHCEi G. A Sala and Some ?f His Isiafia* inys in America It was to be expected that George Augustus Sala's lively imagination, a faculty that many years of journalistic work has not dulled, would give to his new books on America a very racy character. Whether is describing minutely the varying facial expressions of the slaughtered hogs that he saw in Chicago: in shuddering through the gloomy approach by railroad to New Orleans, among "trees like the Three Witches in 'Macbeth' grown to colossal stature, and commanded to stand there in the midst of the Louisianian wilderness, with their skinny arms outspread and their many rags fluttering in the chill morning air, to breathe strange curses and prophesy horrible tliinirs forever, or in telling of the ludicrous oratory which he heard (or imagined) in the Louisiana house of representatives. the talented Englishman is very entertaining. Verity is, of course, not to l>e always expected, as witness the following which he > puts into the mouth of a Rhode Islander traveling on the Pacific railway: "There ain't no bottling up of things about me. This overland journey's a fraud: nothing but a fraud, sir. and you outfitter know it. Don't tell me. it's a fraud. This ring must be busted up. Where are your tmffalers? Perhaps you'll tell me that them cows are buffalers. They ain't. Where are your prairie dogs? They ain't dogs to begin with; they're squirrels. Ain't you ashamed to call them mean little cusses dogs? But where are they? There ain't none. Where are your grizzlies? You might have Imported a "few grizzlies to keep up the name of your railroad. ! Where are your herds of antelopes, scudding be- I fore the advancing train? Nary any antelope 1 have you got fur to scud. Rocky mountains, ' sir ? They ain't rocky at all. They're flat as 1 my hand. Where are your savage gorges? I can't see none. Where are your wild Injuns? l)o you call them loafing tramps In dirty blandets I njuns ? My belief is that they're greasers, looking out for* an engagement as song and dance men. They're beats, sir, 'dead beats;' they're 'puddocks,* and you oughter be told so." I didn't know it; nor could I discern why I ought to be told so. But there was no pacifying the implacable man. Sometimes he would j confront me with an open guide book, and i pointing sternly to a page would say: "Where are your coyotes, sir? I'll trouble you for a , pack of wolves as makes the night hideous with their howling. Did anything howl last night, ! sir. except the wind? Where are your pumas and your cougars ? Show 'em to me. There's nothlug In it. It's as easy as going from Jersey City to Philadelphia, and the whole thing Is a fraud." EXPGKT CRITICISM. The Glaring? Fault that the Horse Reporter Discovered in a Love Story. From the Chicago Tribune. "Good day, gentlemen." A very nice-looking young man stood In tho doorway of the editorial room and gazed In a benign way at the occupants of the apartment. ' "Would it be possible for me to sell the Tribune a story?" he continued. "What kind of a story have you ground out?" asked the horse reporter. "The story." said the visitor, "is one in which the triumph of lovo is depicted, and??" "It isn't one of those 'and as Ethel stood there in the soft moonlight, her lithe figure sharply ! outlined against the western sky. there was "a loud crash in Coastclifl'castle, and the girl knew that her mother had dropped the doughnut jar' kind of stories, is it?because they won't do," said the horse reporter. "There is nothing at all about doughnuts in this story,"' replied the visitor, rather haughtily, "but if you like I can read a portion of it." "All right." "Where shall I begin?" "Anywhere," replied the horse reporter. "Suppose you give us the last sentence of it." "I should hardly think " "Oh. never mind that. We do all the thinking for young authors that come up here." The visitor seated himself and read as follows: " 'For answer Gladys' beautiful eyes dropped, but she gave him both her hands, and there, ! under the heavy fruited trees, the golden bees ! flying all about them, and the air filled with j their dreamy monotone, he drew her upon his < breast, and raising her long ringlets to his lips, kissed them reverently.' " "That's the last sentence, is It," asked the horse reporter. "Yes. sir." "I should hope it was. It makes me tired to ; read about such ducks." "Why, I don't see " began the author. "Of course you don't. Probably you were ! the hero of the novel. Did you ever hear of Thompson's colt?" The visitor admitted his ignorance concern- ' ing that historical animal. " Well, Thompson's colt." continued the horse reporter, "was such an eternal idiot that he i swam across the river to get a drink. Now, j that fellow in your story Is a dead match for I him." "I don't understand " "Probably not. It is not to be expected of ; j literary people. But I will tell you; this young ; fellow in your story is out under an apple tree holding a girl's hands, isn't he?" "Yes." "And, according to the story, he 'raised her long ringlets to his lips, and kissed them rcver- : ently.' That right?" "Certainly." "Now, what do you think of a young man that would go nibbling around a irirl's back hair wheu she had her face with her? Such stories do not possess the fidelity to nature that should ever characterize the work of genius. No. my ! genial imbecile; you cannot get the weight of j this powerful journal on the side of any such , young man as your story depicts. We were once young and up to the apple-tree racket our- ! selves." " Good day," said the author, starting for the door. " So long," was the response. " Make George act like a white man in your story, and come around again." The Fading 7florning Comet. From the Albany Ar^us, November 10. It seems that the comet has now ceased to be a popular wonder, though It still claims the attention and interest of astronomers the world over, and will continue to do so until it has passed from the range of their Instruments into j the boundless realms of space. Since the moon has removed from the vicinity of the comet, the latter's appearance has become brighter, and its luminous, lace-like traincan again beseen In the early morning shooting across the sky directly i from its seeming enemy, the sun. When the tail was last measured at the Dudley Observatory a tew days ago, it was lSdegrees loiig. This corresponds with an actual length of about 09,000.000 miles. Telescopic study of the great object reveals an increased elongation of the comet's head. The bright round nucleus in the end nearest the sun has preserved Its first apparent relation to the less dense material directly surrounding It ever since the separation of the compact and oblong head, which occurred several weeks ago. But the head has been continually increasing in lenght, though diminishing In brightness, and wheu last measured by Mr. Tucker was over 100.000 miles long. Those having the matter in charge have experienced considerable difficulty in combining the observations of difflerent observers because of the uncertainty as to the precise part of the head taken in each observation as tne center of gravity and used for the point to be located. The question of the Identity of the new comet may depend upon this. The comet will probably remain in the range of vision until January, when it will rise about midnight. Much computation remains to be done to determine whether or not the great object will return within the lifetime of any person now on earth. Roosters .11 ado Quiet and Amusing. From the New York Sun. The family of a well-known physician, whose home is in the annexed district, were recently annoyed by the loud crowing before daylight of four bantam roosters in a neighbor's yard. An idea occurred to the doctor. The bantams were tame and easily caught. He seized them, one by one, and pulling out the vocal cords, clipped them off. The operation was painless to all but one rooster, which struggled and was accidentally killed. The others resumed their place in the yard, but have never since been heard to crow. The doctor now from his window gleefully watches their going through all the motions of crowing, but without making a sound, and is thrown Into fits of laughter by witnessing the increasing wonder of their owner and the evident amazement of the hens. ? . Too 1*1 uch "Love Chastening." From the Washington Poet. "Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth," quotes a truly good stalwart editor. We have often thought of that consoling text in days of dark defeat and dire disaster, and have wished, so fervently, that the Lord would not "love" the democratic party quite so much. TOtUWli^. THE POLK8. ? The Plan of the International Expedition* to the Polar Region*. From the St. Peterebur* Goto*. Wliiie the attention of the political world has been absorbed by military events in the Wissful land of the Pharaohs, t he scientific world has been busy with the grand undertaking of a thorough investigation of the unknown and inhospitable polar region. All the civilized nations of Europe aud America take part in the task. Fourteen international stations have been selected, and the total cost will be about $400,000. Learned men are very confident that observations and investigations conducted on such a irrand scale will solve many obscure questions concerning atmospheric, magnetic and electric phenomena. The Idea of international polar expeditions belongs to the famous Austrian scientist. Karl Yeiprecht. He holds that the polar regions at this day present the richest field for Investigation In all branches of natural science. If the former polar expeditions have not enriched science in proportion to their cost, the reason, in his opinion. Is that their object was to discover new lands and new at rait s, or merely to reach the pole, while the physical phenomena of the polar regions were too little, if at all. studied. He advised that the program of future polar expeditious be entirely oiiTerent, and that instead of geographical discovery scientific investigation should be kept In view, and that many simultaneous expeditions should be arranged on a general plan. Veiprecht's idea was well received. The first international polar conference was held at Hamburg in 1879: the second at Berne in 18-80. and the third at St. Petersburg in 1S81. It has In^n decided that the following named stations shall be simultaneously occupied from August 1st. 1882, to September 1st. 1883: In the north polar region. Barrow's Point. In 155? west longitude and 713 north latitude, by the Americans; some point in North America, in about 115 west longitude and BP north latitude, by the English; Lady Franklin Bav. lowest longitude and 70 "north latitude," bv the Americans; Godthaab Bay. in Greenland. 52? west longitude and 64? north latitude, by the : Danes; Hogarth Island, in Davis' Strait, by the Germans; Ian-Mayen Island, between ; Greenland and Norway, by the Austrians; i Spitsbergen. by the Swedes; Bossecap, in Nor- I way, by the Norwegians; Sodankulla, in Finland. by the Finns; Nova Zembla and the mouth ' of the Lena, by the Russians; Dikson's Harbor, i at the mouth ot the Yenisei, by the Dutch. In the south polar region: Capo Horn, by the French; South Georgia Island, 39J west longitude and 55? south latitude, by tiie Germans. At ail these stations, during the entire year, there are to be made hourly magnetic and meteorological observations. On the 1st and 15th of each month magnetic observations are to be made every five minutes simultaneously at all the stations. The meteorological observations are to Include the temperature of the a'r. the soli and the sea water; barometric pressure and humidity of the air; evaporation, direction and force ofthe wind; appearance, quantity and ; direction of clouds; sediments, storms, hail. fog. ' rime, dew, the aurora borealis, magnetic cur- i rents ofthe earth, ocean currents: the thickness. I structure and movement of ice; depth of tiie I sea; physical and chemical properties of the sea I water; tides, atmospheric electricity and refrac- i tion. Cyllections are to be made of samples in zoology, botany, mineralogy and geology. It is said that as the Germans have received from their government a large sum of money for the undertaking, they intend to establish six additional stations in Labrador and the Falkland Islands. Our Lena expedition left St. Petersburg in December of 1881, aud that for Nova Zembla in June last. Our government has appropriated for the Polar expeditious 45.000 roubles. These expeditions will probably cause no sensation, as they involve no danger to life, hut they will greatly enrich science, and we heartily welcome an undertaking which will develop among the nations ot the world a better understanding and closer brotherhood. CO.lIMf \tstl SI*ItKAD1 G. And What iw the Kc%t Way lo Deal Witli the Trouble iu F.tirope* From the London Nev.s. Russia, as we know, is honeycombed with Nihilistic and anarchic confederacies. Agricultural outrages and incendiary fires are becoming as common in the Baltic provinces of Russia as ever they were in Russia proper. Patriotic German journalists are eager to contend that these doings are fomented for some mysterious ! purpose by the Russian authorities themselves. In Germany itself?educated, scholastic Germany, which has to take prematurely to spectacles because it blinds Its eyes with over-study? the socialistic movement is more rite than it is in the most ignorant parts of Europe. So long ago as tiie days of Ferdinand Lasalle. Prince Bismarck saw the importance of the movement 1 and endeavored to become its patron and to turn it to his own account. Much more recently he has brought forward scheme after scheme of a tempered socialism, by virtue of which he endeavored to make t lie government the great annuity society, life insurance company and co-operative store for all tiie poorer populations. The strange socialistic republic which was started some years ago in Carthagena. and which Imd to be suppressed as <"avaignac suppressed the Paris commune in 1848. was evidence enough that socialism had taken hold ofthe Latin race outside the limits of1 France, it is quite possible that the present disturbances in Lyons and the alarms spread i throughout France may be easily got rid of, but it Is none tlie less evident that a spirit of revolt is growing up among the poor elasses ail over Europe, which, by the very necessities of its condition, suggests a sort of common brotherhood with a common watchword. Tiie next great struggle of what is called authority will undoubtedly have to deal with a social rather than a political revolt. Tiie wis'est; thing authority can do will tie to endeavor to make the struggle one against the conditions which tend to this revolt rather than against the revolt itself. Kind to the Old ^faiu From tno Virginia City Enterprise. "I raise you three dollars, father," said a Cornstock young man who was in a little game of draw with his paternal progenitor the other evening. "What are you doing that for?" asked the old man, rather peevishly. "Can't help it. Got two pair." The elderly gentleman threw up his hand, whereupon the youth showed his cards, disclos- 1 Ing the fact that he did not have even so much as a pair of deuces. The look of disgust on the old man's face was intense, but it changed suddenly, for the next hand, which was dealt by his accomplished son, ( contained three aces. "Mebbe you won't be so previous in your blufling this time," chuckled the father, as he drew two cards and shoved a handful of his hard-earned silver into the middle of the table. "I tap you," was the son's laconic reply, throwing up a $20 piece. In his eagerness the old man did not notice that his boy had not drawn any cards, and so unhesitatingly called. He was* downed. The boy had a flush. Alter the old gentleman had left the young man said, In the voice which was almost choked, and which showed plainly how much he was moved by the emotion of iilial affection, "I had ] to do it, boys. You know how it is. Father * has to work very hard, and it was doing him a 1 favor to break him quick, so he could get home and have his regular sleep. Barkeep, fetch in 1 the drinks." < : An Able North Carolina Workman. ( From the Charlotte Observer. ] Jim Archie, the "dumper"' at the compress, j Is a wonderful darky. He works for both Bets of hands, going on at 1 o'clock In the day and coming off at exactly noon the next day, working steadily and without a minute's rest the : twenty-three hours through. From 12 to 1 he 1 eats his dinner and takes a nap, and this Is all ] the rest he has. He says he once worked that ] way for nine days at a stretch, and did not feel 1 out of sorts. He has been at It every day this week, and appears to be as lively and fresh as the other hands, who get their regular twelve hours rest. , Gold Coin from Stono 31 ud. l From the Charleston News and Courier. j Along with the masses of phosphate rock brought up by grapplers on Stono river yester- < day were some gold coins of considerable value. Two of them are English sovereigns of George \ III., coined in 1663 and 1666; two are Portugese Half-Joes of the reign of Joseph I., coined in c 1773 and 1758, and the fifth is a Half-Joe of John V. of Portugal, coined in 1742. This last is as clean cut and the milling is as sharp as when it came from the mint. The coins are bright and clean, showing hardly any discoloration. When did they fall into Stono river and how did they get there? I , * W W jj ' DRY GOODS. e 8hu8tek * 80nb HAVE THIS DAY OPENED ANOTHER LARGE STOCK OF LADIES* SILK WRAP8, IS OTTOMAN SILK. BROCADE^ILK, BROCADE VELVET AND SEAL PLUS II, COMPRISING THE NEWEST S1UPES IN DOLMANS. PELISSES. CIRCULARS and JACKETS. CHOICE WRAPS FOR $25, |30, t-K AND H'l. IMPORTED MILITARY JA< KETS IN GREAT VARIETY, MADE OF SUPERIOR CLOTH AND CUT IN THE VERY LATEST PARIS STYLES. SILK FINISHED JERSEY CLOTH. NEW SH ADES AT $3.50 PER YARD, ONLY ONE YARD REQUIRED FOR A JERSEY. ELEGANT TRICOT CLOl'H FOR TATLOR-MADE SUITS, IN THei NEW SHADES. SILK VELVETS AND PLUSHES IN GREAT VARIETY. OTTOMAN SILKS OF SUPERIOR QUALITY IN SIXTEEN COLORS. OTTOMAN SATIN IN TWELVE SHADES. BROCADE VELVETS AND PLUSHES IN NEW DESIGNS. STRIPED PLUSH IN CHOICE EFFECTS. PURE SILK VELVETS. 23 INCHES WIDE IN 12 BEAUTIFUL COLORS. (OUR OWN IMPORTATION.) WOOL DRESS GOODS OF THE VERY LATEST STYLES. IN GREAT VARIETY. EIDER DOWN SPREADS CHOICE BLANKETS. FLANNELS, TABLE LIN EN b auU SHEETINU8. w. m. shuster a son's, ONE PRICE. 919 PENNSYLVANIA AVFNUE. FULL STOCK OF ELEGANT SILK UMBRELLAS. N. b.?the best IS THE cheapest. all yc atelasse silk wraps. FUR-LINED OTTOMAN CIRCULARS. ELEGANT SEAL PLUSH WRAPS. BLACK SICILIENNE DOLMANS. RICH OTTOMAN SILK l'ELISSES. BLACK EMBOSSED VELVET WRAPS. MOLESKIN PLUSH WALKING JACKETS. HEAVY JERSEY CLOTH ENGLISH WAT KING COATS. SUITABLE FOR LADIES WEARING BLACK. BR VIP- D MILITARY JACKETS. IN ALL COLORS, S.ZES ANI) PRICES. JERSEYS FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN. ALL THE " LATEST NOVELTIES IN FRENCH DRESS TEXTURES." FRENCH TRICOT AND HABIT CLOTHS, FOR TAILOR MADE SUITS. PURE ^ILK VELVETS. FROM 21 TO 27 INCHES WIDE, IN BLACKS AND ALL HIE NEW SHADES, from 17 to j9. PURE SILK OTTOMANS, IN BUCK AND ALL COLORS. fitKD 11.75 to EMBOSSED PLUSHES AND VELVETS. LYON'S CELEBRATED sir.K UMBRELLAS. ALL-WOOL CALIFORNIA BLANKETS. tar-DARK ROOM FOR DISPLAYING EVENING GOODS. ? e^CHOICE GOODS. PLAIN FIGURES AND CORRECT PRICES. Seaton Perry, (SUCCESSOR TO PERRY & BROTHER) Pennsylvania ave., corner 9t.i stm'. Established 184". 1.13 JJEMPSTOXE a PERKY. EMBROIDERED CASHMERE ROB S. in B'ack and a". 1 Colors, reduced to f 11.50, LE->S THAN COST, to make room for Holiday <io.< is. PURE Sir.K OTTOMANS, in Black, Terra Cotta. Cadet, Navy, l'-ronz , Myrtlt and Garnet. BE \CK SILKS?We sro offering SPEC IAL INDUCEMEN I S in the will known brand?OUR MONOPOLY? best value in the market for tlie money. 6 4 HABIT CLOTHS, in every shade, at tl anil $1.2".. Our LINEN DEPARTMENT is being kept up to its standard. American Hosiery Company UNDERWEAR in I.aili s. Gents n:id Children's, and cannot be exceed for finish and value. 1iempst0ne a perry", nil 803 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUEqloaks! cloaks! We have ,1u*t roeeived another handsome line of CLOAKS. FUR-LINED CIRCULARS. DOLMANS, &e., al marked cheap; lar^re and complete stock of SILK l'LUSHES and VELVETS; full line of CLOAKING and PLUSHES to match; BROCADED VELVETS in a.l the new shades; OTTOMANS; R1IADAMES in all the desirable colore. Don't fail to examine our LINEN DEPARTMENT. For quality and hau ls .mo f.esiim our 50c. number in Table Linen can't Ix excelled this tide of New York; Napkins and Doyiie* to match. 50j. dozen; Towels, knotted tringe. Huckaback, 25c. j. a. luttrell a co., nlO 817 MARKET SPACE. \\T E SELL yv fine shirts Cheaper than any other house in the world, and we don't want you to take our say so. but call and se.- the "Hannis" Shirt lor 75c. Made of fine round thread, lontr cloth muslin, (not trash, full of prepared sizimc to deceive the eye); reinforced with fine linen bosom,lined with linen, linen sleeve bands and linen neck band, (not Union liuen, but pure linen), end felled seam?. (not ; turned over and stitched through with one stitch); all finished r ady for the wash tub, with button holes cut j aud then worked, (not worked and then cut.) Only 75c. for the "Hannis" shirt. A full stock of Winter L nder- j slur's aud Drawers at prices to please. The be-t Socks ; for l'i'-fi and 25e. ever sold in this city. All the la;<ist novelties in Si'k Neckwear; (2 Scarfs sold for ?1.25, 75c. Scarfe sold lor 40c. At o22 MLGINNISS'. 1002 F street. jjew fall dry goods. trunxel a clark, 811 MARKET SPACE. nave now a very laiye stoi k of DRY GOODS of the beet Class aud at tho Lowest Prices. Schroder'.- Celebrated MONOPOLY sILK, in E'ack. at *1.25, ?l.r>0. *1.75. w. t'2.25. "cannot be Beat. " OTTOMAN SIcKs, Black end Colors. j Special numbers in COLORED SILKS, $l,$l.25,$1.50 ; BROCADE PLUSHES, very styli-h. A splendid line of PLAIN PLUSllES and VEI.VETS. We keep a magnificent line of LUPIN'S Black Goods. COUKTAULD'S ENGLI II CREPES. Wide for Veils, i FLANNELS, BLANKETS and COMFORTS. Oar stock of TABLE LINENS, TOWELS, NAPKINS j is very attractive. Ladies' and Gent's HOSIERY and UNDERWEAR. I Ludie*' aud Gent's HANDKERCHIEFS, a beautiful | variety. A large stock of Prints. Brown and Bleach Canton F.anneis, and all Leading Domestics, at "Rock bottom" Rirures. The Store is now complete, and the verdict is that it is well "lighted," will vkntii.atfd and wfi.l srocKtD. An examination of Goods aud comparison of Prices soiicited. One Price Only. trunxel a clark. ol7 811 MARKET SPACE. gpecial attractions IN FALL AND WINTER DRESS GOODS AND NOVELTIES AT CA RTER'S, 711 MARKET SPACE. IMMENSE ASSORTMENT of Black and Colored 3ILKS at 50c., 75c., fl, 11.25, *1.50, *2, f2.50and*3 per yard. Plain and Brocade SILKS, SATINS, PLUSHES. VELVETS, CASHMERES, all wool, wide double width. 17J$ and 50c. FLAN>EL SUITING and LADIES' CLOTH in all he new shades at the lowest prices. LADIES'CLOAKS, SHAWLS, CLOAKING CLOTHS ind CA8SIMEBES. MOURNING DRESS GOODS in all the new and shcice fabrics. BLACK CASHMERE SHAWLS and COURTAULD'S 3RAPE and CRAPE VEILS. A full line of HOUSEFURNISKING GOODS; BL ONSETS from ?2 to fl2; COMFORTS, SHEETING. TABLE DAMASK, NAPKINS, TOWELS, NOTTINGHAM LACE, ko. At CARTER'S^ o28 711 MARKET SPACE. BBB RRR A DDD BRB U U RRR Y Y 3 B R R AA D D B B U U R R Y Y 3BB RRR A A D D BBB U U RRR Y Y 8 B R R AAA D D B B U U R R Y 3BB R R A DDD BBB UU K K Y PIANOS AND ORGANS. OVER 17,000 IN USE. I am recei vimr a lawre stock of both Square and Up- iKht (ir^ids in MAHOGANY. EBONY. FRE3*! H VALNUT AND RCSEWOOD <5ask* of aitistie dedjcns. which will be sold on easy monthly payiueuta or it especially low figures for cash. PIANOS and ORGANS for rent Largest rfock in the jty to select from. Rents applied on purchase. TUNING and REPAIR8.?1 have one of the best uner- in charge of this department, who has had years if experience in the New York factory. PIANO MOVING.?My facilities are unequaled for |oing this work in a careful manner. FREEBORN?G. SMITH, o28-6m 1103 PENNSYLVANIA avenue. Walker's, jth 10th street northwest600 barrels plaster for sale low. CARPET LINING, FELT. CHARCOAL, LIME, CEMENT, FELT AND PITCH. leieUwue. ?36 0 I DRY GOOD8. ^ # % T)?I OOOD1, I ; THE FINEST BUILDING MMTH OJ* new vork: I I I 51 28,000 SQrAUE FEET DEVOTED TO business: OTIS' FINEST ELEVATOR AND EVERY MODF.KS IMPROVEMENT TH KT SCIENCE CAN THINK OF ON THE PREMISES! All tbo?c> who have seen it admire it. ami .ludstnC from the immense business at the last month we must confess it is a grand wciw, and wo *liall strive to maintain the confidence of all. and insUad of doubling our business, as we ?lld l?*t month, we sliall try and triple it during the tin.? year. Where then to a will there is a way. ami we know how to do it -that if by buying only from fln-t hands by tho original pa kag r. so a* to save the middle mai.'s profit, aud selling at a living profit. When we say protit it i? someth. ug s?ldoiu touched by advertiser*, but no merctiant can exist without it, at! it certainly costs louiftUuK to i*y One Hundred and Thirty-six Hands, t*hich we no* Law on our pay-roll*. This is a Urge numlier for Waibiuirtoa, but not one too many for up. and we are now willing t<j tuke ten more clerks (expcriouited hand* only) :t v. a only knew where to ?et them We do not en.pl? y all these for show, and must have work to do it. Come and convince yourself that notwithstanding tLa warm spell our buildimr in like a bee Lne. and rem.ud* anybody of the Boumarche, ?>f Palis. We ha\e given our imjKJrt orders for March and April delivery for about One Hundred Cast* Dress Goods, ? asl.ui??:-e8, W hite G<h*1s aud Linen Ilousefuraishing Goods. etc. Is it a wonder that we should l?e entitled to buy at lower figures than other iner. bants, an our house it, classed with the largest jobbing houses of New Vork aud weo? o4 to none in standing. The memorandum Invoices of the above w* !uvt . now on hand. We ask one aud all to deal ? ith us. In retur:i guarantee to sell at lowest New Vork retail pric*"* and in many instam vs much lou*<*r (at wv cr n prove by New Vork Retailer*' Tatt-'ru B< .is.) Oar assortment* shall always l?e complete, and ? sLal! try to make our building and business the pnd?? of the * aj ital. For bulletins of goods aud pric ? ?t>e other daily and weekly paj>ers, and remember that we oulj a . vertise such goods as we have iu quantities so as to giva partio6 from the distance a show to write for them. 1 hanking you all for the liberal patronage and friendly feelings extended to us duriug th? last twenty* year*. We are, respectfully, y our obedient servants, LAXSBURGH A- BRO., | n* 420. 422. 424 SEVENTH STKEEX. # FINANCIAL. | pOTASH 1AL. AN IMPORTANT NOTICE TO AI.L WHO OPERAT? IN STOCKS. We send riEE to an y addres* our "Wall Street Hand ' Book." containing \ahial>le information cono-ruing railroad stocks. their dividends and vearlv fluctuations ii*o a private telegraph key. stocks Isnnrht and fold on from 3 to 10 per oent. margin, stock Privileges in Unn or small lots. Ihe final! cost of such privileges aud tho large profit* fmjuet tiy obtained from them make this t method of St'k k sjH-cnlation very desirable for those of moderate means. Correspondence invited. EDGAR BOOTAY & CO., Commission Merchants, o2<Jm*_ 6^Wall street. New Vork. J3R1VATE STOCK TELEGRAPH WIRES BETWEEN WASHINGTON, NLW VORK AND RICHMOND, H. n. DODGE, i Bonds, Stocks and Investment Securities B tight .j,d Sold on Commission, No. 53U 13rH STRLET, (CORCORAN BUILDING,> Agency for Prince and Whitely, Stock Lrok< r?, 4 Broadway, New Vork. Every class of Securities bouirht and sold ou com mission in San Francisco, lta'timore, Philadelphia, New Vork, Boston and Washington. Order* executed on the New York Stxk Kxchange at one-eighth of out per cent commission. Private and direct telegraph wires to Kichmond, Biltimnre, I'lrlad' lphia, >. w York and' Boston, through which orders are executed on the Stock Exchi.ii!r< s J:i thoso cities and reported hack promptly. Quotations of Stocks and Bonds aud information regarding the Markets received through our wires INSTANTLY direct from the Ntw Vork Stock Exchange. ul ^ PROFESSIONAL. |\U. M. s. PA15SONS. M; DI< AL KLK? 1 UHTAnT m yOalxacic and Electro Vs.,-or Bath-', M: "sage. Sweedish movements. Magnetic I reatm^ut. Ac. tfuiirs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 152? F street northwest. o<>-2m* fpHE END: RMGNED HAS HEs.MKD HIS X office h<^urs iti W ashingtom at I Juy l ennsy hania avenue, eveiy Wedi.e .lay. fro .t 1 to 4 p. n. c.EO. RE( J IN<"i, M. L>., Surgeon in charv-u of Man .and Eye and Ear Infirmary, Baltimore, Mu. o5-3m r|MIE WISE FJR Hi \LTII ON DAILY AALKS X DEPEND." Corns, bunions, bad nails, and othor complaints of the feet successfully treated at i?K. WifllE'H t'hiropodial Establishment, 141?> Pennsylvania avenue, opposite Wdiard's Hotel. Office fee |l |kt vi?it. 1'atronizcd by the highest medicai. Judicial, political, military and na\al dignitaries of tl is countrv, representatives of leading foreign governments, and thousands of otber well-known iiersansffes. Established in Washington. D. C., in 1m>1. s'i8 Dr. randall parsons, "dentist. " 42M 7th stre-t northwest, over BallantyneV Book Store, Gold ti 11.ngs a sj^ciaity. Gas given day o* night. ?15 Dk. kloebeil dentist, Stheer Northwest. "V italizod Air by the Hurd System, for the painless extraction of Teeth. aug3 ' JJK. STARR PARSONS. DENTIST, ~ ^ _ 439 9TH STREET. Gasgivon. Hours8:30to 5 p. in. Sunday. 11 aa tolp-rn. jjia DU. T. M. TALBOTT, DENTIST. No. 437 7TH street, three doors from corner E. Dentistr\ in all its branches. Teeth inserted $7 per set. Ail work warranted. jam 19 Artificial teeth made~befoue and in^ serted immediately after extracting natural tnetb. a iin splendid success. Modern methods and skill in all branches of Dentistry. Moderate lees. DR. DOMNaLLY, 1321 F street northwest. al ' HOWLAND~DENTAL ASSOCIATION, NoT 2U 4>j street, three doors no-th of Pennsylvania avenue, east side. Hereafter extractions undsr Nitrous Oxide, without pain, will be tl for the first tooth and 60 cents each additional tooth at the same' sitting. Extractions without gas, M) cents each tooth. Best Artificial Teeth made, $7 j>er set. Gold aud Amalgam Fillings, from (1 to f6. All work warranted ' first-class. Have administered Nitrous Oxide to ovsr i 30,000 jiatients, * (Patients coming by ear will be furnished free tickets to and from the office.) m21 pOWDER AND SHOT/ ~~M <X3C OO A L C 0 O O AA L O O O A A L o 0 O O AAA L 000 OO A A 1JI1 H n OO DDD sSSRq |ua 8 ? g ? i I H H OO DDD 6SSSS 7, ASH SIFTERS AND SHOVELS, STORE SUPPLIES A WD FWrBAI. HARD WARS. F. P. MAY ft 00, Bl CM Penna. avenue, new- 7th stent. V.\xiSt -.miMAL III'