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THE EVENING- TIMES, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUAHY i, 1900.
WHY SULLIVAN IS POO
The Former Pugilist Tells a Story
of AVinjreil Hiches.
The Mnn Who 1 m n Million "Willi
His Pints Spent llnlf of It on HI
rrirnilH I'niit for the I'unlt
Court llout.0 'I lit PiKlitc-r Often
Jtohliccl Miido Uonej on the J?tn:e.
Because a man kno-ks a million dollars
nut ot the world with his hsts m a trifle
loss than tweatj joars it does not neces
sarilj follow that he can afford to build
court houbes for impoverished counties,
rmrtlcalarlv if his convivial friends lave
the wiae habit firmlj fastened upon them
John L. Sullivan, sitting in the ofhee of
"The Inferno " his new plnce in Broadwaj,
reviewed with me jesterdR hib career
since he took his first sh into the ring
Running through his personal papers to
make an estimate of his expenses, the
"hip fellow ' paused for a moment over an
tntrj made a little more than ton jenrs
ago, just after he had won his memorable
battle with Kilrain Then, with a sad
hbake of his grizzled head, and apparently
apropos of nothing, he said
" That's m court house I paid for it.
and if justice weie done I would be able to
go down then and cart it off It cost too
much, anvwav "
Pressed for an explanation of his inco
herent remarks the once champion of
champions clinched his teeth tighter into
the butt of his cigar, paueed reminiscentlv
for a moment and then proceeded
"Well, jou have asked how 1 succeeded
in spending a million dollars in a few
j ears and I Mippose that this story will
erve to give ou an lnbtght into the bus
iness Here throwing a tirae-vcllowed
paper ncioss the table jou tee this entij
where I have charged mvHi with is 000
That rcprobents the big end of the monej
I received for beating Jake Kilraiu I
made a present ol it to tome lneudS of
mine down in Mississippi
"You will remembPi that I was arrested
after the Richburg fight which took pla"c
Julj S, lisSy I vvnb taken at Nashville and
lugged back into Missis.ippi Weil thev
needed a court hcuoe at Purvis Thev nev
er had been able to put one up and know
ing that I had plentv of cash thev pro
ceeded to put on the screws I gave up
Jlts.OW in om lump Purvis got its court
house all right.
Still whHt was S1S.O0O in those davs"
If that was all that I have ever been rob
bed of I would be a wealth man now I
have literallv given avvay more than $200 -
000 I never took a man's note in mv life
1 hRve lent stiiHf. of 55 OOfl and ?1 00 more
than once and alwavs held that if a man
was not lioneft enough to pav his- note
would have no effee upon him If thev
thought they were beating me they were
mistaken The mon v wa. a gift I don't
now consider that 1 am anv man s creditor
Mj first earnings in the ring was oi
little consequence It was just nineteen
j ear, ago tins coming New "iear that I
deYeated John Donaldson in Cincinnati I
liked to light in those davs and in order
that I aould not be disappointed 1 con
tributed $-6 toward the purse Wrh nlj
amounted to $7$, makl-ig my et sain for
vbiiHM? Donaldson just t2S
Vlotiej (.line !.
I fougkt and whipped Paddy Ryan at
h--telppt cm Pebrnarj 7 15SJ and re
ceived for doing tt K "00 which was about
half Mt due I was robbed of the oalaace
On mj -Hay home 1 gate exhibitions at
Chicago Detroit Cleveland Cincinnati,
BwHhIo Pittsburg aud Ne York, and te
c eived M & as mv snare of the receipts
"For waging Elliott I received $2 OW
and whew Tug Wilson slaved four rounds
with we at Madison Square Garden I 'Has
imid $10 o A few weeks in the show
business brought mm? .$lt0O" and when
Williams in Mav ISVt stopiwd me from
giving Chartev Mitchell the final Mow 1
was still able to add $12 000 to mv bant,
account Dealing Slade the Maori was
worth another $12 W to roe I put $A P00
into a saloon in Boston and took out twie
Thee lac former euauMtfon sketched
more of hib wiMuiH aud said
"The -were comiag iy way tn ureal
shape about IbKS Two exhibitions m
which I beat big John Laflin and Alf
Creeanold in Madron Square Garden
brought mo S3 0W nod for thirtv seconds
the time ft required foi roe to put Paddj
Hvaa out I iceived $ twm i would like
tn work a few hours at That rate now
"In 1$V "S 1 as with a mitisi-el sbo
doing tke statues and rwened $35 040 for
mj woA I Htped Frank Herald in Al
leehauj CH and earned $S0W A saloon
in Xew Vol brought me in $1000 An
other exhibition with Paddv Kvan this
time in San Prancisco wa; wwth 515 000
to me 1 toured with Iat' Sheedv and we
had ?8W0 to divide When I bioke my
aim on 'Pats' CardiS I wa given $10 000
as a balm Then I went to England and
brought S2S0itf) home with me A benefit
at Hoton added $5 00ft to mv total and
ihat brongh mo up to the fight with Kil
taln at Ilicbbwrg ,Mi"s Julv S. 1W I re
tained the chnmntoncbip and receive! $26,
000 for doing the tiick Then I bought m
Koitiini' l"rni I lie t:B:e.
"Plajig with Duncan Harrion in
Honest Heert and W llling Hands, I drew
S60.000. which we divided Corbett and I
fought in ew Orleans September 7 1S92,
for ?4&000 winner take all He got it
However, mv benefit In Mndison Square
Gaiden started me off v nh $17 000 again
Two f-easons in 'The Man Piom Boston'
were wonh 120,000 and 1 took $30 000
more out of the plaj The True American
"Now If von will make a total of thoo
amounts mhi will have something like a
million titulars How did I spend it' Well,
put dewn ? IS 000 for that conrt house,
$.100 000 mine given awav then add an
other J.200 000 for entertainments of a li
ouid nature, and iinallv about ISO.000 losses
in gambling and syt illations That dis
pose of half of it and that half I hould
"I suppose mv legitimate living cxpnes
have been about i200 W0 ami mv fights
perhaps coet me $100 00 in training .ind
kindred expenses 1 have unk about
$200,000 m unfortunate business vcHtuies
"With e fightr monej come csv and
it goes th- ame vvav I spent $i 000 ti-ain-ing
for mv battle with Corbett. and lost
$20,000 betting on myelf 1 alwavs kept
a stable of trainers following me. and thej
were a heavv expense
"But it was being a good fellow that
broke me I was the great and onlj 'John
L Sav mv bov. tbHt title cost me enough
monej to last an ordlnarj man a lifetime
i . iiiu "- "".lie cue omu i
yaj that 1 was the onlv one. it meant an
othei basket of wine hen another would
sav that I never refused a friend a dollor,
and afterward asked me to lend him fiftj
he got a hundred.
Then. too. I was slow 1 was slow in
getting to the boxofhee The others got
there finU, and the first count of receipts
Vus the laiSest. Was I robbed? Yes, I
was robbed If I had what thej took from
mo I would be satisfied
"However, I don't regtet it 1 had my
fling, and 1 paid frr it I haven't touched
a drop of liquoi lor six months, and I'm
not going to drink again. I feel as well
as ever, and if I could loie a bit of fat I
would have a trj at the ling But that
is out of the question. I am going to trj
and make mj business a success, and if
I ever get another fortune thej will have
to break the United States to break me.
Mj money will go into bonds"
Corbet!" Mor I,IUe It.
"Jim" Coibctt. who w rested the cham
pionship from Sullivan, has also knpwn the
ups and downs of life. He spent $8,300
getting himself into shape to be defeated
bj Fltzslmmons, and lost $16,000 which he
bet on hiim-elf in that fight. He received
$20,000 from the puise and $r0,000 as his
share of the. picture monev. He told me
vesterdaj that hi money, like Sullivan's,
bad gone in notous living and in staking
his friends Unlike "John L ," however,
he has never gone the limit. He still owna
his house, which he values at $70,000, and
has monej otheiwise invested.
"A pugllW said Corbett." Is a good
thing for everj borrower in the land We
have to give up. Sullivan has given awa
a fortune no doubt. If I had what is due
'me I could buj a biitk block with the
monej. We are all spendtnrifts A man
w ith one gopd trainer can. fit himself suf
ficientlv well for anv battle But novva
davs vve must have live or six trainers and
sparring partners They aic costlj luxu
ries Managers too, are nectssirv. but ex
pensive I have divided half a million dol
lars with my manager, while a mm in
anv ether biibiness would have been able
to have kept it all himself It is the un
necessarv expenses which keep a pugilist
bioke New York Herald
PROGRESS SHOWN BY PATENTS.
Import. tut Ini entionx During " Pe
riod or One IIiiiKlreil luiri, r
R C Gill. Superintendent of the Patent
Oflicc- Museum, todij, in conversation con
cerning the progress made in inventions,
mentioned to a Times reporter some of the
meet impoitant patents that have been is
sued since 1S00 Among the patents refer
red to bv Mr. Gill were the following
1SOO-01 Fultoq perfects a submarine tor
pedo 1S10 The first power printing pies, pat
ented bv Konig, in HnglTiid
lisll The first patent issued in the Uni
ted States for a "breech-loading gun, ob
tained bv A Hall
1815 Sir Humphrev Divv invents the
eafetj lamp which bears his mine
IMG The firt attempt to introduce gab
in the United State-, made at Baltimore
1S17 The first patent evei granted in the
United Statts for artificial teeth, obtained
bj William It. Udgle-ton New York
1S20 The first tvpewnter b W. A
1S32 The telegraph, invented bj Morse
1?4 -' Lucifer matches. ' used for the
13-) Thomas Davenport invents an elec
ls3t E!icf-on perfects the screw propel
ler for ships
110 The postage stamp, used for the
first time in the United States
1S4J-Richird M Hooe secures the first
patent for a double-Ci Under printing press
lSlb Enas Howe patents the first sewing
1M6 Gun cotton invtiiied bv Schoenbein
1S5-1 Hi lesson invents the uonc'ad mon
itor v.hich was not perfected until 1SC2
1S5S Tne fiist patent for an incande-ceiu
light in the Lnited Statis issued to Sam
uel Gardiner, jr., and Levi Blossom, of New
lSt)2 Catling guns first made
ISfil EdKon invents quadruplex telegra
phj 1S0S Dvnamito invented bv Nobel, tried
for the first time and approved
ls71 Stock ticker invented by IMuon
l7t, A Grahun Boll obtains the first
patent for a telephone
1S7S Hdieon invents the first phono
graph lbS The fust steam submarine gun,
made bv Nordenfelt
1S82 Edison invents the first klncto
graph. ivit, noentcen discovers the x-rav
1S' Marconi invents wireless telegra
pbv which has Mnce become practical
A WONDERFUL CLOCK.
tn nJnliorute 'I iiim pieee Ilnilt lv it
P iiiix iMtni.iti.
HRRISBIRG Pa Jan 2 fier thre
months of labor Jacob Licht, of Millers
burg thte coun'i has completed a lemark
able ele-ctric Apotolic" clock. It 1s eight
feet four inches high and weighs 2o0
The exterior is finished in hardwood
elaborated engraved Three storage bat
teries, charged for a jear, furnish the pow
er for the production of the postoIiC
dims which requires about thirtv mi'i
uteB At the announcement of each hilf
1'our the plav of characters, taken from
Biblical hiotorv begins
The twelve Apostles, in turn appear be
fcie their Mastc Satan appear and v'ews
the movements of each postle with an at
titude of stv jet keen and pronounced
comprehension The (rowing of the cock,
the apparauce of the Virgin, the entrance
of tht Centurion anl the Scales of Justice
all contribute to the dramatic portraval of
tnc Apostolic theme
CARING FOR INEBRIATES
simili (nroliiio Mny Iluild an
linn foi IlrniiKiirils.
COLUMBI C Jan 2 The question
of the State, v Inch has a monopolv of the
liuuoi business establishing in asvlum foi
drunkards where thev will be treated for
the disease on a evstem similar to that
used in the Keclj institutes, has been di
cued for some weeks The idea has
taken some hold, and li is probable that a
bill will be introduced In the lcgislatuie
making some such provision.
There are two propositions that have ad
vocates One set proposes to establish the
asvlum or institute, as an annex to the
State Insam svlum conducting it under
the same management Thev contend that
the excsMve use of liquor is, in manv
casts, a disease that the imbiber is to all
effects and purposes insane, and entitled
to treatment bv the State doublj so when
the State is the sole dealer in liquor.
Others urge that the legislature pass a
law making drunkenness a crime, and es
tablish a reformatorj for drunkards, where
thej can be given hard work in a cotton
mill, michme shops, and on a farm As
most of the drunkards are from cities ami
towns, it is contended the fear of being
humiliated bv being sent to a reformatorj
will do more to keep them sober than any
other earthlj power.
HIGH PRICES FOR OYSTERS.
'I lie Cold Weather llni iiiK' ItN EflTeet
on the MnrUet.
CRISrlELD. Md, Jin 2 The Little
Annamessex River Is- fro7en over and if
the cold spell continues the Tangier and
Pocomokc sounds will soon be closed
There are a number of loads of ovsters m
the harbor and the captains are asking $1
a bushel for them
No news has reached Cnsfield from the
islands ot the Chesapeake since last Thurs
daj The steamer Eastern Shore reached
Cnsfield jesterdaj after experiencing great
Hiflintiltv with the ice in the harbor. A
hcjny wmd from the north prevails in
,,.,,, The ovstermen in Asburv are
novv mong the ojsters which they throw
Q erboanj jn the fall and are receiving
srood prices for them. One firm In North
Carolina which was formerlj located in
Crisfield lost over 10,000 bushels of ojsters
which were planted near Marshalburg
through the hurricanes which recently
swept along the coast.
The Triinxvnnl Gold.
(From U14 .Boston Herald )
The reported cifqjiota of mining in the gold
mines about loliannesbuig is beginning to at
tract world attention The anticipated product
of these the pnnt vriir wafc about $100,000,000
It began in that ratio, but the British a said
to have been doing t-oniifartiel nothing there
Binrc the trouble began The whole mining In
diibtrj is in etTcct diergini7ed Tins can not be
allowed to continue without venous monctarj
disturbance, and In tlje event of rar, what is
now but tcniporan inaj take on a form of more
permanent difflcnltj. It would seem to be to the
mtfrc-t of Urrat Britain to bing these Transvaal
diffircnces to an carlv settlement, on this ground.
it on no other. Tliev threaten a calamitous dis
turbance of her national finance, if aliened to go
on much longer in their present form, even if she
dnes not cventuallv invite the graver aspect that
war would bring to them.
Tlicj stop the tickle Dean's mentholated
couch drops Mop coughs bv stopping the cause.
Five cents at drugp'ts'.
A COUNCIL OF STATE.
' Luther Hamilton was a great poli'icnl
power. He was neither Representative in
Congress, Senator, or Cabinet M.nister.
When asked whj he aspired to none of
these places of honor and emolument hi
invariably shrugged his shoulders and
smiled mscrutablj. In fact, he found it
both more pleasant and more profitable
simplj to boss his partj. It gave him
power, position, and patronage, and jet put
him under obligations to no narrow con
stituent. As he sit in his private olhce this par
ticular morning there was a smi.e upon his
face and his little ejes looked between
the heavj gray ejebrows and the missive
chisks with gleams of pleasure Kis wholo
appearance betokened the tact thU he wa
feeling epcclallj good Even hjs mail laj
neglected before him, and his ejes g-ucd
straight at the wall What wonder that
he should smile and dream Had he not
just the daj before utteilj crutLcd a trou
blesome opponent" Had he no mined t e
c.-rcer of a jouug man who da-fidjo opro e
him, driven him out of public life and
forced his business to the wall- If tnis
were not fooj for self-congratulation, pi ay
Mr Hamilton's reverie was bioken iu
upon bj a t.ip at the door, and his szcre
' Well, Trank, what is it now ? 1 haven t
gone through mj mail vet "
"Miss Kirkman is in the outer office, sir.
and would like to sue jou this morning"
' Oh, -Miss Kirkman, hch, well, snow her
In at once."
The secretary di&ippeiied and. rcturneJ
ushering in a joung woman whom i&e
"bess" greeted cordiallj
"Ah Miss Kirkman, goQil inoiniug' Good
! morning' lwajs prompt and busy, I see.
Have a chair.
Miss Kirkman returned his greeting and
1 dropped into a chair She began at once
fumbling in a bag she carried
I "We'll get right to business. ' hhe slid.
"I know jou're busj. and so am I, and I
Iwant to get through I've got to go and
hunt a set v ant for Mrs Senator Hutton
when I leave here"
She spoke in a loud vone and her words
I rushed one upon the other as if she were in
! the habit of sajing much in a short space
I of time This is a trick of speech fre-
quentlj acquired bj those who visit public
men Miss Kirl man s whole manner indi
cated bustle and hurrj Even her attire
showed it fahe wns a plump wonnn, aged,
one would sav about thiitv Her hair was
brown and her eves a steelj gray not a
bad fue but one too shitvvd and aggres
sive perhaps for a woman One might have
looked at her for a long time and never
suspected the truth that she was allied to
the colored race Neither featured hair,
nor complexion showed it but then 'col
ored is suih an elastic wind and Miss
Kirkman in reality wab colored for rev
enue onlv ' bhe found it more. piolUable
to all j heiself to the less important race
because she eoi'ld assume a position among
them as a representative vvomin which
she could nevei have hoped to gain among
the whites bo fche was colored, and w Kn
out havnih anv svmpathj with the people
whom she rcpiesented sjn)ke foi them and
uttered what was supposed bv the powers
to be the thoughts that wore in their
Well f l om the wav you're tossing the
papers in that big I know vou ve got ome
news for me "
"Xcp I have but I don t know how im
portant jou II think it is Hero vve are'"
She drew forth a paper and glanced at it
It s just a memorandum a list of
mines of a few men who need watching
The fro-merie in convention is to meet
on the J2d that s Tuursdaj of next week
Bishop Carter is to preside The thing
has icbolved itself into a fight between
those who ire olbceholders and tho'-e who
want to be
Ye well what's the convention going
'Thev ie going to denounce the adminis
Hem well in vour judgment, what
will that amount to Miss Kirkman""
' Thev are the representative ttlking
men from all sections of the ccruntrj and
thev have their following, and so there's
no use disputing that thej can do some
' Hum what are lliej going to denounce
the Ulministrauon for""
Oh theies n spirit of general discon
tent and ihev ve got to denounce some
thing so it had as well be the dminlstra
tion as anvthmg else '
Theie vas a ne gleam in Mr Hanul
tons eje that was not one of pleasure as
he iskrd Who are the leadeis in this
lhpts just what 1 brought this list for
There s Couitnev editor of the New "iork
Deacon who is rabid, theie's Jones of
Georgia Grav of Ohio "
Whev ' whistled the boss 'Grav of
Ohio" h he s on the inside"
es aud I can't see what's the'mat
ui ith hiiii, lies got his position anl
he ought to keep his mouth shut "
Oh there are waj-a of npr lying tte
! ci ew Go on t
Then too there s Shackelford of Mis
sissippi, Duncan of South Carolina Stow ell
of Kentuckv a,nd a lot of smal.er frv who
are not worth mentioning."
' re thev organized''" t ,f
"es Couitnev las seen . toUiaU the
forces aie compact."
'We must split them How Is tse
' Neutral '
5 A n j intiuence '
Lots of it
How s jour voting man the one for
whom jou re been soliciting a place
what s his name""
Mis Kiikman did her womanhood tvc
credit of blushing, "Joseph Aldrich, jou
mean You can trust to me to see that
he's on the right side
"Happv is the man who has the light
woman to boss him, and who has sens:;
enough to be bossed bj her; his path shall
be a path of loses, and his bed a flowerj
bed of e.i"-e Now to business Thev must
not denounce the Administration.- What
arc the conditions of membership In this
"nvone mav be present, but it costs a
fee of $u for the privilege of the floor "
Mr Hamilton turned to the desk and
made out a check He handed it to Miss
Kukmin sajing, "Cash this and pack
tint convention for the Administration
I leck to jou and the people vou may
have behind jou to check anj rash reso
lutions thev maj attempt to pass. I want
jou to be there everj dav and take notes
of the sptechcs made, and their character
and tenor. I shall have Mr Richardson
there aleo to help jou The record of
each man's speech will be sent to his cen
tral committee, and we shall know how to
treat him In the future. You know. Miss
Kirkman, it Is our method to help our
friends and tc crush our enemies I shall
depend upon jou to let me know which
is which Good morning."
' GooJ morning. Mi Hamilton "
"And oh. Miss Kirkman. just a mo
ment, rrank," the secrelarj came in,
"bring me that jewel case out of Ih'e safe
Here. Miss Kirkman, Mrs Hamilton told
me if jou came in to ask if you would
mind running past the safety deposit
vaults and putting these in for tfer'"
"Certainly not," said Miss Kirkman.
This was one of the wajs in which Miss
Kirkman was made to remember her race
And the relation to that race, which noth
ing m her face bhowed, came out strongly
in her willingness thus to serve The con.
fidence Itself flattered her and she was
never tired of telling her acquaintances
how she had put such and such a Sena
tors' wife's jewels away or got a servant
for a Cabinet Minister.
When her other duties were don she
went directly to a small, dingjr office
building and entered a room, over which
was the sign "Joseph Aldrich, Counselor
"How do. Joe."
"Whj, Miss Kirkman, I'm glad to see
jou," said Mr Aldrich, coming forward
to meet her, and setting a chair. He was
a slender joung man, of a complex'on
which among the varying shades bestowed
among colored people is termed a light
brown skin A mustache and a Ehort Van
djke beard partially covered a mouth in
clined to weakness. Looking at them, an
obseiver would have said that Mls K rk
man was the stronger man of the two
"What brings you out this waj todaj 1"
"I'll tell jou You've asKel me to marry
jou, haven't jou?"
"Well, I'm going to do it "
"Annie, you make me too happj "
' That's enough," said Miss Kirkman,
waving htm away. "Wc haven't any time
for romance now. I mean business You're
going to the convention next wetk"
"Aid you're going to speak'"
"Of couise "
"That's right Let me sea jour speech "
He drew a tjpewritten manuscript fro n
tne drawer and handed it to her. She ran
her ejes over the pages, nrurmuiing to
hcrrelf, "Uh, huh, 'wavtring, weak, vacil
lating administration, have not given m
the protection our rights as citizens de
m mded while our Jirothers v ere murder
ed hi the South Nero fiddle 1 win e Rome
burned, while this modern' 'uh, huh, oh,
jes, just as I thought," and wltn a sJdden
twibt Miss Kirkman-' tore the parers ac os
and pitched them into the grate
"Miss Kirkman Annie, what do jou
"I mean that if you're going to mairy
me, I'm not going' to let jou go to the
convention and kill yourself "
I "But my convictions "
' Look here, don't talk to me about con
victiors The colored man Is the under
dog, and the under dog1 has no right to
have convictions Listen, jou're goin to
the convention next week and you're go
ing to make a speech, but It won't be tint
speech I have Just come from Mr Ham
ilton's That convention is to be closely
watched He is to have his people thero
and thej are to take down the words of
everj in m who talks, and thej will be
sent to his central committee The man
who go;6 there with an Imprudent tongua
goes down You'd bettei get to work and
see if jou can't think of nomething good
the Administration has done and dwell
on that "
4 Well, I'm off "
"But Annie, about the wedding'"
' Good morning, wc 11 talk about the
wedding after the convention"
The door closed on her last words,, and
Joseph Mdrlch sat there wondering and
dazed at her manner Then he began to
think about the Administration There
must be some good things to saj for it,
and he would find them Yes Annie was
right and vasn't she a hustler though'
It was on the morning of the 22d and
near 9 o'clock, the hour at which the con
vention was to be called to order. Hut Mr.
Grav of Ohio had not jet gone in He
btood at the door of the convention hall in
deep converse with another man His com
panion, was a jounger-loaking sort of per
son His forehead was high and his ejes
were keen and alert The face was mobile
and the mouth nervous It was the face
of an enthusiast, a mnn with deep and in
tense bel'efs and the boldness or, perhaps
rashness to uphold them
"I tell jou Grav," he was sajing "It's
an outrage, nothing less Life, libertv and
the pursuit of happiness Bah' It's all
twaddle W hj vve can t even be secure in
tho first two, how can we hope for the
' lou're right Ell ins " said Grav, sober
Ij, ' and though I hold a position under the
administration when it comes to a consid
eration of the wrongs of mj race, I cannot
remain silent '
"I cannot and will not I hold nothing
from them and I owe them nothing I am
onlj a bookkeeper in a commercial bouse,
where their spite cannot reach me so jou
maj rest assured that I shall not bite my
Nor shnll I We shall all be colored
men here together, and talk, I hope, frcelj
one to the other Shall jou introduce jour
resolution tod ij ' '
I v.on t have i chance unle s things
move moie rapidlj than I expect them
to It will have to come up under n w
busiuis. I should think "
"Hardlj Get vourelf apjointel on the
committee on resolutions "
' Good, but how can I?"
I'll see to that, I know the b shop
p'ettv well Ah good morning Mifs
Kirkman How do jou do Aldrich''
Grav pursued turning -to the newcomers,
who returned his greeting and parsed into
' That's Mis Kirkman You've hea-d ot
her She fetches and carries for Luther
Hamilton and his colleagues and has be n
suspifi of doing spving, also"
Who l- that with her?"
Oh that s her man Fridaj . other is
Joseph Mdnch bv name a fellow he's
trjing to make something of before she
marries him ''he s got the pull to da it
Whj don't vou turn them down'"
"n, mj bov jou're vojng, you're
joung vou show it. Don't jou Wi that
a wind trong crougn to uproot ao oak
onlv ripples the leaves of a cieepr against
the w 11 " Out ide of the race tnat woman
is ieallv considered one of the leaders and
she trades upon the fact "
' But whv do jou allow this base decep
tion to go?"
Because, Elklns. nn child" (Grav put
his hand on the others shoulder with mock
tenderness) ' because these seemingly saga
cious whites among whom we live are
l call j a verv credulous people, and the first
one who goes to them with a good front
and sajs 'Look here. I am the leader of
the colored people. I am their oracle and
prophet.' thej immediatelv exalt and sav,
'That's so" Now, do jou sec why Miss
Kirkman Ins a pull'"
"I see, but come on, let's go in, there
goes the gavel "
The convention hall was alreadj crowd
ed, and tne air was full of the bustle of
settling down When the time camo for
the pajment of their fees by those who
wanted the privilege of the floor there was
a perfect ru-h for the secretarj's desk
Bank notes fluttered everj where Miss
Kirkman had on a suspiciouslj new dress
and bonnet, but she had done her work well
nevertheless She looked up into the gal
lerj in a corner that overlooked the stage
and caught the eve of a voung man who
sat there, notebook in hand He smiled
and she smiled Then she looked over at
Mr. Aldrich, who was not sitting with her,
and thev both smiled complacentlj There's
nothing like being on the inside.
Mtcr the appointment of committees, the
genial bishop began his opening address,
and a veij careful, pretty address it was,
tco well worded, well bnlanced, dealing
in broad generalities and studiously say
ing nothing that would indicate that he
had anj Intention of directing the policy of
the meeting Of course It brought forth
all the applause that a bishop's address
deserves, and the ladies in the back seats
Muttered their flowers, and said "Tho
dear man, how eloquent he is "
Gray had succeeded in getting Elkins
placed on the committee on resolutions,
but when thev came to report, the fiery
resolution denouncing the Administration
for its pollcj toward the negro was laid
on the table The joung man had suc
ceeded in engineering it through the com
mittee, but the chairman decided that its
proper place was under the head of new
business, where it might be taken up In
the discussion of the Administration's at
titude toward the negro
"We are here, gentlemen," pursued the
bland presiding officer, "to make public
sentiment, but vve must not trj to make it
too fast, so if our young friend from Ohio
will only hold his lesplution a little longer,
it will be acted upon at the proper time
We must be moderate and conservative"
Gray sprang to his teet and got the chair
man's eye His face was flushed and he al
most shouted "Conservatism be hanged'
AVe have rolled that word under our
tongues when we were being trampled up
on, we have preached it in qui churches
No Alonoy In Advance
to Itestore Weak Men.
fi' We semi our remedies and
, ufjru.it.i; u. iiiLii uiinytiu
'trial and approval 11 not
the l-nclet Tiling on
Earth for weak aud debili
tated men shin all back at
Jiv x & V our expense pav nowiing.
Sfcy Rare Jmle. book, tells it all,
VT T v maii"ti free.
ERIE MEDICAL CO., BUFFALO, N.Y.
4 TO ?T
'when we were being shot down, we have
taught it in our schools when the right to
use our learning was denied us, until the
very word has come to be a reproach upon
a black man's tongue!"
Thero were cries of "Order! Order!"
and "Sit down'" and the gavel was rat
tling on the chairman's desk. Then some
one rose to a point of order, so dear to the
heart of the negro debater. The point was
sustained aad the Ohioan yielded the floor,
but not until he had gazed straight into the j
ejes of Miss Kirkman as they rose from j
her notebook She turned red. He curled
his Jlp and sat down, but the blood burnad
in his face, and it was not the heat of -
shame, but of anger and contempt that
Hushed hia cheeks
This outbreak was but the precursor of
uiuui -3i.wji.us iu lujiun. iivtri jiiiu JJU14
come v ith an idea to exploit or tome
proposition to advance. Each one had his
panacea for all the aches and pains of hi3
j lace Each man who had paid his ?3 nant- j
ed his full fr worth of talk The chairman !
allowed them live minutes apiece, and they I
thought time dear at a dollar a minute.
1 II... .1 .. t A- . . , I
IiJiiL men; tre speecnes 10 oe maoc lor
buncombe, and they made the best of the
Seconds They howled, they raged, they
I stormed They waxed eloquent or pathet-
ic. Joies of Georgia was swearing softly
I and feelinglj into Shackleford's car.
Shdckelfoid was sjmpathetlc and nervous
as he fingered a larce bundle of manuscript
in his back pocket He got up several
times and tailed "Mr. Chairman," but his
voice hud been drowned in the tumult.
Amid it all. calm and impassive, sat the
man who of all others was expected to be
in the heat of the fray.
I It has been rumored that Courtney of
the "New York Beacon" had come to
Washington with blood In his eye But
( there he sat, silent and unmoved, his
swarthj, eagle-like face, with its frame
of iron-grey hair as unchaneinc as if he
had never had a passionate thought.
1 uon t like Jim Courtney s sl'ence,"
whispered Stowell to a colleague.
' There's never so much devil in him S3
when he keeps still You look out for him
when he does open up."
rii.t tii va .? ,n .t ..-. ... .! ...
not belong to this narrative It is hardly
relevant, even, to tell how Stow ell's pre
diction came true, and at the second daj's
meeting Courtnej's calm gave waj, aud
he delivered one of the bitterest speeches
of his life It was In the morning, and he
wns down for a set speech on 'The Negro
in the Higher Walks of Life." He started
calmlj, but as he progressed, the memory
of all the wrongs personal and rac'al that
he had suffered, the knowledge of the dis
abilities that he and his brethren had to
suffer, and the vision of toil unrequited,
love rejected, and lojaltj Ignored, swept
him on his feet He forgot his subject,
forgot everj thin,; but that he was a crush-
ed man in a crushed race
The auditois held their breath, and the
rcpoiters wrote much
Tun mi' to- them he said, nd to the
pres of Washington, to whom I have be
fore paid my respects let me say that I
am not afraid to have them take anj word
that I maj saj I came here to meet the u
on their o n g-ound I will meet them
with pen I will meet them with pistol,
rnd then raising his tall, spare form, he
shouted, ' Ye"! even though there is but
1 " pounds of me I will meet them with
This w la all verj rah of Courtney His
paper did not circulate largelv, so his real
speech which he printed wa-i not widelj
read, hile through the columns of the
local press a garbled and distorted ver
s'or. of It went to everv corner of the
eountrv Purposely distorted' Who shall
naj ' He had insulted the press and then
Mr. Hamilton was a verj wealthj man
When the time for the consideration of
Elklns resolution cam", Courtaey Jores
and Shackleford threw themselves bodj
and oul into the fight with Giaj an l ts
author TLere was a formidable arrav
against them ill the men in office and
all of those who had received even a
crumb of promise were for butte ing ove
their wrongs and making their add ecs to
the public a propaev.j of better things
Jone suggested that thev send an apol
ogy to lnchers for having negroe- whfre
they could be ljn h..d ThN called for re
proof fiom the other side and the discus
sion grev. hot and acrlmomouK G.aj got
the tioor and surprised his colleagues bv
the plainness of his utterances E kins
I' followed witu a biting spe ch that brought
Aldrich- to nis feet
M- Aldrich had hoseu well hi: time,
and had carefullv prepared hi ip ech he
rcited all the good things that the Admin
istration had done horetl to do. tried to
do or wanted to do. ami showed what a
respectable .'rraj it was He cotins'e.
moderat'on and coi erva'ism, and hU
peroration wan a tictwerv paneirjri of tte
'noble mm who-e hand is on the helm
guiding the grand obi ship of state into
afe nnrbor '
Tne oflie "holders went wild with enthu
siasm No self-interest there. The op-
j position could not argue that thi- speech
was made to keep a Job, because the speak
er had none. Then Jim Counnev got un
and spoiled ft all bj saving that it maj be i
that the speaker had no job, but wanted
Aldrich was not moved He saw a fat
salarj and Annie Kirkman for him in tue
The joung Iadj had done her work well
and when tho resolution came to a vote it
I was lofct bj a good majontj. Aldrich was
again on his feet and offered another. The
. forces of the opposition were discouraged
and disorganized, and thej made no effort
I to stop it when the rules were suspeneded
! and It went through on the fust reading.
Then the convention suouted that i part
of it did and Mis Kirkman dosed her
notebook and gl meed up at the gallery
again The joung man had closed hi book
also The-ir work was done. The Adminis
tration had not been denounced, and thej
had their blacklist for Air. Hamilton's
There were some more speeches made
just o th it the talkers should get their
monej s worth, but foi the masses, the
convention had lost its interest and after
a few feeble ittempts to stir it into life
again, a motion to adjourn was entertained
But before a second appeared Eikms arose
and asked leave to make a statement. It
"Gentlemen." he said, ' we have all heard
the resolution which goes to the public as
the opinion or the negroes of the country.
There are some of us who do not believe
that this epi esses the feelings of our raee.
and to us who believe this. Mr. Courtnej
has given the use of his press in New York,
and vve shall print our resolution and scat
ter it broadcast as the minoritj report of
this convention, but the majontj report ot
the race "
Miss Kirkman opened her book again for
a few minutes, and then the convention ad
journed "I wish to find out. Miss Kirkman"
said Hamilton a couple of dajs later, "just
what firm that joung Eikms works for"
"I have alreadj done that. I thought
jou'd want to know," and she handed him
"Ah. jes," he said 'I have some busi
ness relations with, that firm I know
them very well Miss Ander-on," he
call-J to his stenographer, "will jou
kindlj take a letter for me By the vvav,
Miss' Kirkman, I have placed Mr. Al
drich He will have his appointnrnt in
a few daj s "
'Oh, thank jou. Mr. Hamilton, is
there anything more I can do for jou? '
"Nothing, good morning."
' Good morning "
A week later in his Ohio home William
Elkins was surprised to be notified bj his
emplojers that they were cutting down
forces and would need his services no long
er He wrote at once to his friend Grtj to
know if there was any chance for him m
Washington, and received the answer that
Gray could hardlj hold his own. as great
pressure was being put upon him to force
him to resign.
"I think." wrote Grav, "that the same
hand is at (he bottom of all our misfor
tunes This is Hamilton's method."
Miss Kirkman and Mr. Aldrich were
married two weeks from the day the con
vention adjourned. Mr. Gray was removed
from his position on account of inefficiency.
He is still trvimr to cet back but thP verv
He is still trying tq get uaca, nut tne verj
j-jcu iu nuum ma .acC i..ui.. u ..ic iu me
hands of Mr. Hamilton. Paul Laurence
Dunbar, In the Denver Post.
"Wm. Hahn & Co."
for Cold Feet.
Eui"3'thinj that is helpful to k-i-p your feet warm, ilrr
and comfortable vou will find heie.
Highest known qualities at lowest poible priees foi
footwear of this ehaiacter makes our three stores busy in
deed during thebe frigid winter days.
1 t :
i$ Skating Shoes.
.?. Theftnlv lfnn-o in Tnwn ihal
Carries a Complete Variety.
Men's leather-lined, hand-made
extra high cut Black Puritan O
Calf Storm and Skating Shoes.... vJ
Best $5 Tan extra high cut leath
er-lined Storm and Skating
Shoes, with wide bellows
Ladies' drill or kid lined double
Bole tan and black high cut Skating
and Storm Boots 3 kind3
Misses' Box Calf extra high
cut Skating and Storm Laced
Bojs triple-sole hand-made
black and tan shoes
Warmlined Shoes and Slippers.
Drivers' Felt Boots with Perfec
tion heavy Rubber Overshoes, also
cloth top Boots with good CI Of)
calf fronts and leather soles. 3"
Ladifs hand-sewed Beaver Flannel-lined
laced Shoes, all cloth CI
or Kid foxed '
Ladies" black Beaver lined
Shoes, with flpxible leather
Wm. Hahn &
THREb RIILUBLE SHOE
GYPSIES IN HUNGARY.
Tlie ':;o,01IO TViKitiieK Vlinoot Mn-
A ell Trenfeil.
(lim ihc II nae Jim r ml )
Among the man races which make up
the population of thai heicrogeneus geo
graphical expre'S'-ion termed the Auatro
Hunganan Empire certainlv the most in
tert-sting are those curious people called
T,rwan.xt in Ilimnrt Roluminni in
France JDd gjpsi" in" England ami ta
Hunirarv is the home of the Tziganes, is
so far as thej have any home la all other
European countries, they were persecute !
for centuries as being emissaries of the
evil one and eoemies of ChristHmlty. but
Hungarj look pity on them and treated the
wanderers like lost children There are
now about 150 600 of ihete Tzigane in
One of the fHvonte abode- of these
strange people is near the frontier of Croa
tia Their camps" are alwaja set up at
omc distance from the nearest town or
village often in cloe proximitj to wne
The Tziine hut for they r norhic
ore consist of a single rotna. unless the
owner is -tremeij well-to-do and are gen i
eral! deToW of furniture The Tigane
eat and seep on tae bare board At all
times of the day there is a smoWerin,;
Hr tn the hut over which hangi a saud-
iooert for in Tzigane b o fixed hour
for bis wl but eats whenever e leeib
Tae 'iatv bill of fare constats of
potatoe tew milk iwl lard On festive
o-cas4ona un ut-altA are indulge! in as
nedgeaw foxe d "aairrcls Cat are
considered bv the Talganes a princely diet,
and thev tram degs to hunt hedgehogs
Tsinane women as a rule, go about nail tae whole population and Palermo, Jay
naked the Tonne girls wearing noihtng stands lowest with .he -maltct md I ana
but a small apron excepting when tkev expensive police force Capital cities, as
go to the neighboring town The men ,a rule, reoulre more pol'ee protection tana
wear but little clothing and until the time j other titles even of a la'ger pnpniatioa, far
of their marriiee (between twelve and ftf- las the number of transient in a eit la
teen vear of agei they al-o go bout creases, the demind for poln e sorviee ad
ilmost naked ' vane aHl ,ne expense of mamtenanea
fter mar-lagf however thej attire nease . orre.pondtnuly Th tea eC ef
then selves in the gaudy Hungarian na- j " i M" department to aottaa
loiSl cttuine of which thev are very ' nuabei -of men engaged hut thetr eaaaaltj
uonai co uwiir enm Mainar ! Ior makiarg arrests, of the ngni persons at
proud Can off 9m oj ' Mae ; eoaaitia. wateb
nobleman the Pu , f ap,th. tJi will be me favorab to their dl-ehrge it
when thev are able to obt .in a bright ted , fc r ewlTfeto. lf A
coat their satisfaction complete , rhjef rf
The Tz.fi.nes ; have a horror of g f wmhw n
or restraint of anv kind Ev en ose who hoimeide to nave neon 1W
have a i.xed re;.dence like to roam about. - toyf,r Q ar.
when thev feel -o In. line rt,.8' 3 ? re-ded 1 were exeen.e 1 29 were ataaawl
this wandering instinct with them that erm of m nrBeB, 9 xpfe Mnt to
thej have no vord m their language to i reforma,orj a romiae 17 ww ac.
signuj remain quitted, and 4 eae- were etill peadiag at
Thev are "ither horse deal-r blaek- he tmp of he nporu
. 11 -1 -1 .... nM oml ihAVO ail .
biimus. oeei aneaieis ui ..-. .-
beggars. It is cpiite impossible to tihe a
countn drive through some provinces of
Hungarv without coming across a band of
Tziganes ome one of whom will surely
follow a carripge for half an hour or more
until he has received a com.
Emperor Joseph II once tried to compel
them to have a fixed residence, and allotted
them land, distributed agricultural imple
ments among cueui. uiu uu..c "-" - ( ,, , vpw yor,
cultivate their acres But the Tziganes , P fflc;N, ; " 'tho PhlbHlelnhm llfce
turned their houe into stibles for their ioo.OOO a year, ami ilw eie-
horses and cows, and set up tents near by J "Vv( he BortoB i,fe Department fe
for their own use To prevent the corn . v fl0 or p.if thi egr the
given them for seed from sprouting they phiIajeIpnia .lepartmeni The res p p
boiled it uiation of Hoston is estimated a. 6.flf.
Hut the Emperor was not ditoungeci inl tJjat of pn,iU(Ui,,hw I 499.90D Re'a
He abolished the Tzigano language, as ne i Uve,y tncrefore. the lioon Tolnre leaart
had alreadj done away with the -j;"ar ment ,3 lhf. morc expensive of the two, and
language, did "V wjh the r name , .hls apparent discrepanev is due to the 6t
Tzigane, and finallv took th. Plr children number Qf xnmieM ,M to
awaj from them, to be. eJ , Boi,on 1S considerably larger than the
and ""Ba'1ii;rs Inct code of d,s- . number into Philadelphia, regarded ueuaHy
them up according to a strict code of .lis & . M h
eip''e;ll llH, T7icane rew UP with all ' department of which are chiefly in 'ho lio
the' nsUnc "of tleifrTcet and a the t.rJ ' of mnint.uning order The expem-e of .he
onportunitj escaped and rejoined the.r pa- Ne York Police Department for 1M0
rontV ' $12,000,000, approximately, of wbleli $10,-
There are a f.w exceptions, for in Tran
svlvama. some peasants are Tziganes and
enjoj a reputation for thrift and intelli
gence. Others in Transjlvania have be
come wood-carvers, masons, and dentists.
"Hood' Ilns I.ifc.
(.From tlie New Tiork World)
7-V-lUirn it Nortlifield, Jia
lV- .inverted in liii-ton
1S7 Uemoved ia Chievo and begun h' ca
reer as revivih't
ltil Opened Ins titdt nnicni
1;X)J1 .tried Mi-3 Renee. oife f be ae
ciatce letiV hftabbdied lu fitnt tJljprnjUe, Chteaso.
1871 His eliureh destrdVed U tm.
174 Rccan his. thutv fnr? fears toin as a
rrv.vahit with Ira D. 'alike;
Wt Kstcndcd his work to Pnglaml and Stot
land IfcUs Held In-. Ust nitettng in Vw 'Vork
Traveled i-)0,i)00 miles.
Preached 170 IXXJ e r.nons.
I'lcachrd to 7,01.000 pcoplct trVn" f-t'
Hnc Yon a. SUln Disease; Tetter,
aU Ilheum, al'I Menu, itinsworrrr, x2jnu,
ltcli. Barlnr's ltli. I leer'. HIcitelie. ( hronic
Irj'l'dS liver '-hits. Prurigo, Pi-oriJais, or
nflirr enmtions ef the 'in what Dr gnew's
' Ointment Iu- done for otlirM it cra.Ii) fnr jo
. mre oJj 0ne appilci,t,on ,.. relief 35 cenK I
i Soj,j i,v p , ywiiunv, Mntr. ana t Mreets, i-u- I
moncU'A. Wtihintf, Third and rtnayivanu Ave-
Rubber Footwear. 0
We Ke;p Only the Very Best
KflowiiiMakesof Rubber Shoes.
Sor-n K ng Rubber Bo ts the kind
that reach above the knees and fas
ten with a strap around tae tb.gh
all sizes men s and bovs.
High-cut Beacon Aretic 0eraos
that fawten with three Weklw all
sizes for ladies ami men.
Flusnel-Iined Best Buekb Arctks
and Storm-eut Lined Ovetsfeo
Mens sizes $125
Ladies' siw 96
About o0 pairs Misses d CMVT3
Flecce-Haed High-cl Httii re-
tic Overshoes, .vere Jl 5) and
$1 7". Closing out Price
Kolled-edge, heavy dall-ita-ished
Rubbers, MeH s, 96c,
Ladies Jl 25 warm-Haed rl Ju
liets awl red, brown or btaek P"7C --4
Slippers reduce! this wrt to .O' yi.
Ltdis ami Men Beaver 8a- y4
nel lined $1 grmte Hie Sl- "JCQ TT
pers leather or Mi ntn
Mens Women's and f hiWrB s
warm-lined House SMjper9 ICC
I, all colors. Kelt er Leather 3le..1u
Cor. 7th an J K Sts.
i5I4 anil 191$ Pa. A?2.
233 Pa. Ave. S. E.
THE CITY POLICE FORCES.
'I Iteir tinicricfil Mrensjtli. f nt. and
the Te( of Kflieieue.
thrm tbe N k "in
There are S.-1W Nw York potnewea, a
larger number than the forre of amy attar
t-it in the couativ a .Hi a iarxer wowMac
bv -everal hundred tna the rjknnn ft-
ion of the Greater .Nc York toil ct-
leetiveiv before coBsotktotkm Tkrt aee
I "? ! ' Parto;
ureperiteB of police to iafcaMtaBto Mas!
larger thau it ts in the city ttt Loud.
There are 69.044 polKeroea in CreaC
Britain Of these Esxlaad feae tt.33!;
SeeOaad 4.744, Ireland. 12.15 Wale.
1.2S3 the I3le or Man 5. Lrveratwl Jaw
1 &95 C-lagw 1 32 DuMto. I.2S3, tad
The number of policemen In tae ear ot
LondoB is lt,4t3 according tae last B
eial report, but the peine dMirtct of l.oa
don includes a large Amount 9t mtitjimg
rural and suborDaa territory whh a
latton of l.t49 e.)u-fve t th
bit ion of London proper which Is t JO.$W.
The London police district covers an area,
twelve miles by fifteen with 7 G mMes at
sieets or roads and the dutr of patrottag
tnee accounts very largely for lae -ientve
m"mfcTiwp of tae force waen
compared with tint of most wwteau
("nieano na 3,7-i policemen, and the avw-
ag number of .H-resf; la a yea?
to 5, though darts tae period of to
W'orld' Fair it was considerably Mgaosr.
Bootes has 1 2 policemen. Baltimore. HtS
St Loui- I 199, Philadelphia. 2 "Ma; Cla
etanati feA Cleveland. 5 Lt ott iSO;
W'aebinxton ). San Francwo 5 9, Ftta
ourg. oW and New Orleans. 329
Among foreiKn crtk- Pan 9iud ftrat la
the number of policemen compared with
. v .... . M1-,hr irr.t. ia
vear for folonv amounts to about 1.99 by
the diective bureau ami the n tmaer of.
convictions trora uih arrc-ts is beat Wt.
The number of arrests for homtei in a
j ear homicide or murder is about 4d,
and the proportion of eonvlctians i de W
edly larger thaB it Is in the citv of Chica
go, which expends for m polue nimrt
ment in a vear about one-ihird of iha son
700,000 is for police salaries smu.iwu ioe
supplies, and the balnnee for rentals awl
Iu Host on.
(Ftem Jttdee )
Mthcr Yetu- tdW
Pedonlt h ent
nion 'vuj-Tk. torr aliiaft 1
iiij.ni.M! I kvc wHhcd lor . ?f . .tl.'t!j.a
few Minnie expoimenls ftaaatnat aeouHMs
jnd elementary ono eawnon I ""xh
wn-Vwd to aalvz the prw. mfoWaWe.
vibratory vHropasthm of eie vwirnl
! waves" ai transmitted tbrottKb a me-
(Mnm to irtermc(ate pe, mi wwf to- ut
delicate terminal tibnls ot the aiMtw nerw.
You mar thank grandmother tor her iftflugbtml
Call and Get Booklet
Light in 1900?
"i n? 1 fi and a rr s' Tie."
Welsbach, m Sheath St. N. We