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-i . -4 2.00 Per Year. EQUAIi CHANCE -A. KT ID FAIR PLAY, Single Copies, Cents. VOL. II. INDIANAPOLIS, IND., SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1881. NO. 37. u t FOB THE Cheapest and Best LINE OF Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks and Tableware, GO TO Jewel Palace, 24 East Washinpton Street. PETER ROCKER, Dealer in all kinds of hm li Mi him, FLOUR INI) FEED, 494 West North Street. CORSETS. Improved Makes. The "AdjustaiiieBelt Corset," Requires no Lacing; price, $l.00.-3 Sold onlj at "The New York Store." The "Flexible Hip Corset," Combines Comfort with Durability; price, $l.?5. Sold only at "The New York Store." Our "Double Bone Corset" Is the Best Fitting, Strongest and Most Elastic Corset Made; price, $1.25. Sold only at -The New York Store." Our Celebrated 'New York Store Corset," Improved and Strengthened; price, $1.00. Sold only at "The New York Store." Our immense stock Is assorted with all the the latest styles of French and Domestic 1 corsets, Saratoga, Norma, Rose Belle, Marie, Patent Roman, etc., etc. OR. WARNER'S IMPROVED HEALTH AND NURSING CORSETS. Madame Foy's Improved Corsets, Etc. Doable Busk Corsets, ... 50c Spoon Busk, Side Lace, - - 75o The Prices are Marked In Plain Flgurcs." Pettis, Ivers fc Co. THE NEW YORK STORE. IHPIAI1AP0LIS WDM. REPUBLICAN CITY TICKET. MAYOR, DANIEL W. GRUB BS. TREASURER, ISAAC N. PATTISCN. CITY CLERK, JOSEPH T. MAG NEK. ASSESSOR, MILLARD F. CON NETT. MARSTIAL, BICH ARD Ö. COLTER. It is conceded by local Democratic politicians that D. W. (j'rubba will bo oar next Mayor. The Democracy have nominated a FL Wayno man for Mayor. Their local talent was exhausted last fall. L - 1 Professor Smart is no doubt a good schoolman, but ho knows nothing of our municipal affairs, and hence is not the man for Mayor. Senator Frye stirred up the Bour bon animals Wednesday, and they immediately determined to fly to Senator Conkling for protection. Gladstone rules and Disreali is dead. Such is at present the status of the two great political giants of En gland. Time has wreathed the brows of both with the laurels of success, and now begins to clothe them in the raiment of death. In Disrael's death, Gladstone must be forcibly reminded of the beginning of his own end. An authorativo announcement comes rom Washington that ex-Senator Bruce will bo made First Assistant Postmaster General. If the rumor proves to be true, then will President Garfield have vindicated the just ex pectations of a million and a half of loyal colored men who, wherever permited, gave him their cordial sup port in the late campaign, lie will have cstaM shed beyond a doubt the fact that no braver man ever occu pied tho Presidential chair, for it re quires courage of tho highest order to face and tram pi 0 on tho prejudices of Washington snobs. After awhile Bon Hill and Dan Vorhees in helpless despair will be singing: m. Walt for m at naTen't (ate. Sweet B.ll Mahont! .Notwithstanding reports to the contrary, it is said that Fred Douglass's chances for being his own successor are excellent. Ho deserves it Salzgrabcr is Fokcn of as Demo cratic candidate for Governor of Ohio. Should Foster decline, Ilickculoopcr will Lo tlte Republican candidate. What names theso will bo to enthuso upon! (ieneral Urady, of the Post Oflico Department, has beon decapitated, and his place given to a New York- man. The Washington air is full of rumors of star route developments, but nothing definito is known. "Tho New South" is iho name of tho latent colored newspaper -venture at Washington, D. C. It roso "fenix- like" from the ashes of 6omo other papers, whoso names wo forget. A Washington newspaper is a fleeting tiling. James B. Lyne, the 'Republican candidate for Mayor of Terrc Haute, lived at Henderson, Uy., during the war. Ho was a staunch Union man, and fought treason and secession on tho field of battle. TCrro Haute should give him a rousing majority. Tno Negro exodus from tho South still continues. Kansas as usual is the objective point of most of the emigrants, but efforts aro making V) divert the movement toother north western States. We rl 'sire to remind theso people that Indiana is not over populated. J. Milton Turner, of St. Louis, has a scheme on foot to colonize colored peoplo in tho Indian Territory. It is a goad idea, and wo hope he will suc ceed in locating a few hundred thous and in that Territory. An Kastern gentleman has a sehemo on foot to send colored pooplo to New Jersey. This, also, is a good idea, we think. The Evening News, of this city, has a theory that in twenty years tho plateau rigiou of the oouth will have no hn'ger colored element thn the colored population of Ohio and In diana. The colored people, it thinks, 4iwill occupy almost precisely the country of tho ancient Mobilians a crescent shaped slico lying round tho coast with one tip touching the mouth of tho James River on the Atlantic coast, and the other reaching up tho Mississippi as far as Memphis, perhaps. This, tho land of tho blacks for the future seems to bo that which will girdle the South toward the sea all around." This is a very pretty theory, but wo fear tho next census will knock it highcr'n a kito. HIE DEAD-LOCK. There is a significance- about tho strugglo in tho Senato over tho elec tion of ofllcers, that elevates it far abovo a mero strugglo for patronage. Aside from tho effort tho Democracy aro making to perpetuate their au thority, even when in a minority, is tho fact they aro attempting to sup press independent action in the South. They believe that if Mahone and his friends aro encouraged by Republican help, others may follow, and finally tho soli Jity of tho South bo permanently broken. The bull dozing efforts of Dan Vorhees and Ben Hill, is the crack of tho slave driver's whip. Mahone, they think, must be destroyed, and the aro put ting forth tho utmost strength of the Bourbon hosts to accomplish that end. Tho Republican Senator bo- lievo that free thought and majority rulo should obtain in tho South as well as in tho North, hence they sus tain Mahone, With him they have a majority, and must in the end triumph, so that tho Bourbon strug glo is their old fight against fate and tho inevitable tendencies of tho times That they will bo defeated in tho end, is most certain. Their present fight is an evidence that the Bourbon rep tile, true to its species, learns noth ing, forgets nothing, and dies hard. CINCINNATI NEWS. HACK'S HAl'PT HITS. The Queen City Choral Society have post ers out announcing that the Cantata of Queen Esther will bo rendered atKobinson's Opera House, on the evening of May 6, for the pu po3e of racing enough money to carry the Society to Louisville to appear in the great Musical Festival which will occur in Louisville. This Society has already achieved a reputation for its singing, and words from us will scarcely augment this fajQe; therefore, let it suffice for us to say that tho?e concerned are doing their very best to complete every arrangement for the successful presentation of the Cantata, and the public will do exceedingly well to invest their dollars in tickets and thus assist the enterprise which these young ladies and gentleman ha7e so nobly maintained for several months. The Merry Twelve Dramatic Club, which recently played Freedom's Dawn quite suc cessfully at Robinson's Opera House, have boon requested to repeat it at Odd Fellows' Hall, Covington, Ky., for the benefit of a Baptist Church over there. Charles Plumb, Esq, the Agent and Business Manager of this dramatic circle, anticipates a large crowd on Mo nday night, April 25, and in vites tho ) iploof Cincinnati to drop over in Covingk.n and take in Freedom's Dawn, at Odd Fellow' Hull, corner Fifth and Madison street"". The German (allesamee) gave a practice lat week, and had a most enjoyable time indeed. Mi.-ses Mary Taylor and E. Cooper were present as guests of the Club. The music by Professor Kinney proved very pleading, and it was early morn when the U rman broke up and started home. The German will meet at Mrs. Scott Berry's this week in compliment to Miss Mississippi Berry, who is in tho city on her way from II rnellsville, N. Y to Harrison, Ö. An interesting programme hae been arranged. and h lively Utno is anticipated. The First Baptist Church of Avondale, gave a grand old folks' concert last Thürs day evening, and had a fine timo. A large crowd was present and every one was highly plea.-ed with these exercises, The Waiters' Union met last Thursday at Hall of St. John, and President Lhw- renc in the chair. Business of imjortance was transacted, and twenty-five new mem bers admitted. Tho Union aaticipates giv ing something fine before long, but it is at present a great secret. All members aro ro- mt s'ed to meet next Thursdav evening at sharp hour. Theatricals are becoming immenselv pop ular with tho Church folks of this city. Some years ago it was pain tod in glowing language, that g'ing to theaters and circuses was a most egregious sin. But times have changed, and almost every day we see a dea con of fotno Church dressed up in spangles on the stage, playing some drama or cantata. rot long ago we eaw tbjo ,jajna man who collected the change on Sundays at Church, acting as stago manager. We really mourn for tho morality of this wicked city, espe cially so since some of our religious teach ers are stago struck. ery ead, but awfully true. It is our opinion that this city has had about a3 much of Uncle Tom's Cabin as it can digest. The original George Harris has lectured to small colored audiences for over a month, Draper's Undo Tom's Cabin Troupe is at Pike's this week, and we aro to have some more next week at Heuck's. Tho city has had all it wants of Uncle lummy, and we would suggest that these troupe's shut up and go home. That naughty Bulletin correspondent mado two girls in tho West End just awful mad last week, by announcing that thoy were going to get married. We take pleas ure in saying that it is a false rumor, and that the e charming young dears have not the slightest idea of entering the elysian bonds of wedded bliss. 1 shawl Why, no indeed. You are wrong. Mr. Bulletin. That was a good suggestion of ButTs when ne said Seventh street Church should be ventilated since it has grown warmer. But wo have a suggestion too. Would nt it be a good idea to cork up the mouth of that tel- low who sings "Hanks of that River?' This would be a splendid ventilation, too, if a cork largo enough to fit can be found. Tho grand oratiorical contest will bo post poned until after the Louisville Musical Fes tival. Several beautiful short dramas are being learned for this concert and wiil prove very interesting. Bills containing fall ac counts will bo issued in a few weeks. The invitations of tho Y. S. O. P. Club are out and are very neat and elegant. This hop occurs on f riday night at the hall on tho corner of Eighth and Freeman. Judg ing fro.n the preparations this ball is to be the best ad well us the last of the season.' Miss Mamie Ray is the President of this club, Cyrilla Jackson, Vice President; Ida Liv erpool, Secretarj-; Lulie Ray, Traasurer. The Misses Barnett, Newman, Jones and Todd, are the Committee. The newspaper correspondents have been very cordially in vited to this ball and roturn thousands of thanks for the kindness. Thcxloro Groen, Esq., Principal of the Natchez Public Schools has accepted a posi tion in Washington, D. C, and will move there in July His long connection with the schools of Natchez has won him many friends, and his departure will cast quite a" gWm over that placo and vicinity. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Green abundant success in their new home. Stop here as you go by, Is Wraign living? We judge he must be, as wo hear thero is a colored Teachers' Association being established in Central Ohio. Wo suirgost Wraigu for the Presi dency. 'Rah for Wraign I RANDOMS. Giorge Marshall, of tho Southern R. R. Office, was in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week. Mr. Charles Watson, of Louisville, Ky., has been visiting his father, Mr. G. T. Wat son, in our city, during the past week. We aro to have a swell wedding here on the 23th inst. Mr. Frank Abner is making things in teresting for the gents with a Queen City belle. Mr. Paul Jones, of Chicago, is registered at the Hotel Graves this week. Rumor has it that we are to have several wedding here soon. That prince of jolly follows, John Pur- nell, will visit Indianapolis soon. George Reed savg he will be on hand in Louisville during the May Festival. The Anchor Club gave a reception at the elegant residence of Mrs. A. S. Thomas last Friday evening, in honor of the birth-day of one of the members of the family Mr. fountain Lewis, Jr. It was a grand af fair. Are you going to the May Festival? is the latest here. Miss Susie King, of New Richmond, has been visiting friends in our city during the past week. Mr, Aenderson. a very clever gentleman of New Orleans, spent Sunday in the Paris 01 America. Mrs. L uis De Gray has gone to Galli polise, Ohio, on a visit to her mother. Several of the young gent took in the mil tops last ounday. The ladies favorite, Mr. Fielding, has re turned from his trip to. New Orleans. The many friends of the genial Mr. Sandy Ball wil be pained to hear that he is quite 111 ai nia nome on uanai street. Mrs. J. II. Perkins, of New Orleans, Ii., is in our cily visiting friends. The Siren Club wül give their first grand entertainment some tlaie next month. The officers of the club are: Alex. White, Pres ident; Richard Falkner, Vice President; Louis De Gray, Secretary. The many friends of the gentlemanly George Stevens, of Hogan's Tounorial Par lor, are glad to see him at his post again af ter several day's illness. We will havo Freedom's Dawn again next month. Mr. and Mrs, Alex. Morris, of Louisville, Ky., were in our city Tuesday, en route to Chilloeothe, O. Mr. Lafayette Coffy has gone to Lvans tbn, Wyoming Territory, to spend the sum mer. Mr. Frank D. Welch, ef Indianapolis, is taking in the sights of the Queen City this week. Mr. Ben. Bagby's friends here are glad to bear that he will soon vi-it our city. Al. Toliver, of Urbanif O., is circulating among his many friends in the Q aeen City this weeK. Miss Albn, cf Columbus, is playing tad havoc with a certain young man's heart. The Coachman's ball, given lat "Wednes day evening, was not very well attended. Messrs. Redd and Wise were on hand and saw that everyone prosent had a pleasant time. Tho ladie were all dressed very ele gant. Mrs. Sweaney, of Indianapolis, is on a visit to her sitter iu our city. Tiio Ladies looked very elegant last Sun day evening at Seventh Street Church. Springfield, Ohio. "He is not dead, but sleepeth." Last week it was seriously recrretted, that the death of Jarius Lad to be announced, that the week before - he had seriously mur dered the Queen's English, and the good citizens of Springfield had hung him. The circumstances seemed to indicate that the announccmeni was truo but upon careful investigation the ladies of Springfield, whose hearts went outinympalhy for Jarius, the statement was found to bo untrue. Perhaps, it was Boaconsflield -whose demise has been looked for so long, that Hack intended to to give notice of. We rather think tho an nouncement premature, and would suggest that Hack beware of' making such. Jnrius is not dead, but is still in the field with his banner unfurled to the breeze, and plenty of piins to back it u$, and don't you forget it. We would advise Hack to get a greased board, and practice eliding down the in clined plane three or tour hours every day. in mat way nis time would be more profit ably employed than making announcements of our death, and in addition he could frm some i lea of the stern realities of lite, and know that things are not what they seem. Sumner's Literary Society met last Fri day evening. The meeting of this society was well attended, and the exercises wero interesting. Two of the exercises desrvo special mention, The essay 'Labor and Wait," By Miss M. E. Guy, and the recita tion of the 4-Psalm of Life," by D. E. Smith. We aro not slow tö recognize merit, and wo can very truly -say, that a) a writer Miss Guy stands 1 secood to none in our community, the essay was intensely interesting and conclusive in argument, and the lady has a style1 of reading which ap proaches the sublime. Mr. Smith takes rank here as a recitationist of no mean order. The society and the pupils of the Pleasant street building havn suceeeded in raising an amount of money sufficient to purchase an organ, and hereafter the exercises will bo enlivened by music. All aro cordially in vited. Boys, have you been to Dug Oglevees sinco he has refitted his old quarters? If you have not, go immediately and take your girl along. She will not fail to be pleased. JTo Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, April 17, a handsomo girl, about eight pounds. Mother and daughter doing well. George is the happies looking man in town. Bob did it up brown, Friday eve. didn't he D.E. . Rev. J. O. Bonner, pastor of Second Bap tist Church, has returned from visiting his family in Windsor, Canada. Fo, ''Sol," sorry to say I have not been so fortunate as yet. Dan A. Rudd is re-el -cted Sargeant of the club, in the Council. Shake, Din. J. H. Wiho. was in town last Sunday night. E. T. Butler ran a corner on cows last week. Jarius. Cleveland, I ., Item. On last Wednesday week, tho loth, Miss Mable II -lmes was united in marriage to a gentleman of South Bend, Ind. Miss Holmes is the daughter of J. Holmes, of the Eeast End. The wedding took place in the above named city. Miss Holmes has the best wishes of a host of friends. The Entertainment given by the Excelsior Band on Wednesday night of last week, at Turn Hall, was quite a success; especially so were the solos of both Messrs. Bowman and A. C. Baston, likewise the acting of H. J. D. Kidd, as the Dutch Justice. The band executed several fine selections. Owing to a mistake of the costumer, Mr. Kidd was unable to appear in his specialties, but made up for it in his rendering of the part, Dutch Justice. Professor J. A. D.Mitchell being far from well, was unable to render his cor net solo. The audience was somewhat dis appointed at the non-appearance of these two gentlemen. But the most enjoyable event of the evening was the acting of Mr. Willie Green, the female impersonator. To say that Mr. Green's acting was good would do him injustice, and your correspondent speaks for the audience when he says Mr. Green "took the whole bakery." His sing ing was almost perfect, hi3 costume fault less, and to top it' off, some of the ladies were jealous of his fine (!) form A large audience witne-sed the programme, and as a whole were well pleasid. The last part of tho entertain ment was a dance, and when I say it was a disgrace to the organization, I simply etata what is a bare-faced fact. This is all that is necessary to be Eaid in this direct'on. On next Monday evening, the 25th, the elocutionary conteetand the third parlor en tertainment of the Red Cross Commandery, takes place at the Masonic Hall, 22 Wood land avenue, near Lagle street. After the elocutionary exercises, Mrs. Benj. M. Shook sings a solo. Other music will also be in attendance. Through the kindness of our genial Djpety Sheriff, Robert Fowler, of the east end, your correspondent went the rounds of the jail, one day last week, and saw those two unfortunate colored men confined there. There were a great many strangers in the city during the first of the week. The banquet at Weisgerber's, last Monday evening, can be counted as another success for the Red Cross Commandery. The re sponses to the several different toasts were vtry good; but there is one g ea, fault with many of our speech-makers, and that is, their res pom e3 are altogether too lengthy.' Messrs. Brown, Green, Jackson, and Rev. T. A. Thompson, of Columbus, did themselves great credit, as, in fact all did. Supper and toasts over with, the dancing was next in or der. Prof. B. C. Freeman's orchestra furn ished the music for the occasion. The Easter exercises of the Red Cross Commandery passed off splendidly. The singing for the occasion was done by tho fol low persons: Miss E. Wilson, soprano; Miss Cora B x 0 and M M. Lewis, altos; T. II. EJmuna and Lomax, terors, ani J. Kel logg bass . RANDOMS. Mrs. J as. Lynch has returned from her trip to Washington, D. C. A number ofthevounir men wanted to dance, at the entertainment and why amn t tney r 100 bad, too bad, too bad! I wonder what became of all those oranges that went up in the gallery. Miss Mabel II. is gonel who is sighing? One of the waiters at the Forest City House went off with Draper's "Uncle Tom" troupe. Mr. J. Holmes returned from his trin through the South, early last week. Mrs. Jessie Roberta, of Sfinvill avennn left for Columbus last Tuesday. Miss Hattie Morris, of Cedar avenue, who has been confined to the house for sometime with the rheumatism, is improving. Mr. Wm. Clifford, sr.. was acain verv sick, when last heard from. H. Trrre liaute New. Send the Leader to Miss Jane Johnson, No. 430 S. 6th street. Rev. J. W. Malone was in the citv Mon day. The colored voters aro taking an interest ing part in politics. Miss Johnson will be the coming organist, if she continues as she has. Miss Russell is enjoying herself, and don't you forget it. Mrs. Belle, of Paris, was in the citv this week. Jesse Evans says the girls all admire him. I guess you aro right, Jessie. R. A. Brown is over-burdened with labor he has only two nights in tho week, and ne enjoyes mem, you bet. Captain Sam Archer handled the bass drum to perfection, in the grand army re ception to the Hon. Schuyler Colfax. Sam says he felt like old times in the 55th Massa chusetts. The way that J. n. Walker carried him self in the grand army reception, shows ho has been there. Miss Clara Howard is looking well. Miss Bello Dyer has retired from the State Norm!, and Katie Mitchell from the High School. Miss Fanny Howard and Miss Anna Brooks continue to go to High School. Miss Ida Meyzeck will start to High School, soon. Wm. Howard looks well with his blue on and brass buttons. Miss E. A. Wiloy, having completed her school term in this city, left for Oberlin, O., last Tuesday night. Six or seven colered voters had a caucus at Mr. Sander's, last Monday evening. The results of the meeting are not known. Miss Bessie Bradford and Miss Olive Cooper go to the State Normal as merry as the birds in May. Mrs. Primus Brown says it is time for people to get ready to die. Mr. Henry Price says he wants it distinct ly understood that he is not a politician. Mr. Robert Carter was in the city this week. T. AND J. Xenia (Ohio) Flashes. Mrs. Cstharine Price is very sick. Mr. William Jones, of Dayton Ohio, was visiting his mother and friends, last week. Professor furnishes music while "F" plays Topsy. Mrs, Eliza Anderson was visiting the wife of Robert Williams, last week. Mr. Benjamin Mozew spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. Müs Minnie Thomas, of Cincinnati, Ohio, spent Sabbath with friends and relatives. Mrs. D. Hnderson, of Hamilton, Ohio, vuited her daughter, Mrs. F. T. Nichols, Tuesday. Rov. Clay Pierce, of Richmcnd, Tnd., was called to preach the funeral sermon of Mrs. B. Tapens, Wednesday. Miss Ophelia and Louisa Troy, of Dayton, O , were the happy guests of 3Ir. and Mrs. Mozee, last Saturday. John Evans and family have moved to Sjima, Ohio, were they expect to remain during the summer. Mrs. Francis Brown, of Washington O., was the happy guost of her son, Charles A. White, last Saturday. Wo think Vennor needs some one to aid him, or write another almanac for 1881, and perhaps he will bring spring where it should be, and not in winter. The new School Board have organized with A. M. Stark, Pres , B. Schlesinger, Clerk, H. II. Eavy, Treas. We think a Democrat in the board gives it a speckled appearance of respectability. Professor Solomon Dy, of Dayton, Ohio, spent Thursday of last week in our city. We learn that he is an anxious applicant for tho Liberian mission. Mr. Day is a well educated gentleman, an orator aadaa politi cian, and one that has done good service to the republican party, and we think that President Garfield could not make a better appointment, and, as he is an Ohioian, we believe he would do things up ''brown." William H, Twiae and Wallace A. Clark are applicants for the examination of cadets for military service. May 13. We are glad to see our boys rushing to the front. We only say ''Knock and it shall be opened un to you." The ''Ich Deins" are taking a brief vaca tion. They will shortly resume their meet ings with increased zest and vigor. The funeral of Mrs. Berthram Tapens took place from the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wednesday, the 20th inst. She was 77 yearp, 7 months, 5 days of ago. The services were conducted by Rev. Clay Pierce, of Richmond, Ind. Tha words chosen as the text are found in Numbers, 23rd chapter, 10th verse, "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last days be like His." His remarks were nointed, and delivered in a very feeling and appropiate manner. 4 Sch me Started to Entice Tonne People Into Marrying for Pecuniary Profit. Philadelphia Pre. Devices and schemes to catch the unwary are not confined to Mutual Benefit Aid So cieties organized for speculation in bunion life, the wholesale chartering of which was recently ventilated in the Press. A later and more ingenious scheme has just been developed by a lot of State worthies, which is designed to draw poor but honest and un. sophisticated young people of the country into marrying for pecuniary profit. The following account of the scheme is condensed from thj Pittsburg Commercial Gazette. The Company has been incorporated at Har risburg and is known as the American Mu tual Aid Association for Unmarried People, which is ofScered by the following persons: William C. Kuser, President; L W. Crau mer, Vice President; S. M. Hummel, Treas urer; D. S. Hammaker, Secretary; David Rauch, General Agent, all of this State. THE OBJECTS AXD FLANS. The Association is open to all unmarried persons, male ard fejnale, without regard to color, between the ages of ten and seventy five years. Persons of the above conditions are eligible to secure a certificate in our As sociation for either $1,000. $2,000, $3,000, $4;000 or $5,000 at the following member ship rates: For a $1,000 certificate $6, for a $2,000 certificate $12, for a $3,000 certifi cate $18, for a $4,000 certificate $24, and for a $5,000 certificate $30. All persons must be members of the Association one year from date of their certificate before they are beneficial, and any member marrying be fore he or she is a member one year from date of their certificate, will forfeit his or her certificate and claims on the Society. Marriage assessments are graded according to aze, as set forth in the table, based on a $1,000 certificate and 1,000 members. The assessment on a child ten years of age is thirty cents, and $2 for a - man between 40 and 75, and proportionately. NOT CONFINED TO ONE CLASS. The scheme is not confined to classes of 1,000 members. The assessment on a $2,000 certificate will be double the above table, and on a $3,000 certificate three timos, and so on in the same ratio. The second year, when members become beneficial, their as sessment will be based on 250 members, and they will consequently be entitle! to $250, or so much thereof as one assessment may amount to, less the cost for collection; the second beneficial year the assessment will be based on 500 members and entitled to $500, or so much thereof as one assessment may amount to, les.i the cost for collection, the third beneficial year the assessment will be on 750 members, and secures $750 less the cost of collection, and the fourth benefi cial year the assessment will be on 1,000 members and hence entitled to $1 000 less the cost of collection, but in no case is the amount to exceed the face of the certificate. It will be seen that the younger youboceme a memVr and the longer you are a mem ber of the Association, the larger your prof its. HOW THE NEW THINO WORMS. An agent ot the Company wa3 interviewed and gavo the following idea of the working of tho scheme: " All certificates are non forreitable that is to say exchangable for a certificate of the amount paid by assess ments, less the annual dues and member ship fee which will mature according to the table, provided the certificate is surrender d according to its terms, after three annual payments are made. There are protective organizitions for about every emergency fire, sickuoss, death, and numerous other things but nothing whatever for the great est event in human life, marriage, for then real practical life begins. In this Associa tion you will not have to die for the sake of receiving the amount you are insured for. To help people to happiness and prosperity, the originators of this scheme will feel amply rewarded for the trouble and proba ble criticisms which all new undertakings are liable to encounter." " You have paid out none of those large benefits yet?" was asked. "Oh, no!" replied the agent; "we have only been organized a short time. It will require a year for a member to reap its ben efits. Vre are doing all the business we can handle. I have just made out a policy for a drug clerk, and I tell you this scheme is A BIG TDINO TOR YOUNG MEN who are working on small salaries and who see.no present way to raise sufficient money to embark upon the sea of matrimony in rea sonable style. Under a p licy which I have just made out, a young drug clerk has paid $30, and according to the regulations of the Company he can step out of the Association one year from to day with $1,200 cash in his pocket provided he marries. The agent further remarked that he thought the now thing would be popular with girls, and stated that the Company's agent in Cleve land, Ohio, overwhelmed with business, and the Con. vny expected to do a big busi ness in Pittsburg and other cities as soon as ffices were established. Hint for Helpful Girls. From the Woman at Work. To look pretty has always been consid ered the prerogative of girls; to look well is better, and to be well best of all. And what a saving of suffering, time, and money it would be if the girls of this gen eration could learn how to keep their health, instead of spending years of their precious lives in getting back the lost blessing. All sickness is violation of natural law; nine times out of ten the trouble begins with the stomach. Now plainly, one of our greatest want', and one that "mouey can not always supply, is a good cook. Not that our tables ne d be more daintily sprea or in variety and seasoning the improvement be made, but they should be more whole some. Ignorance in the selection and prep aration of food is doing more than any other fashionable folly toward populating our cemeteries, as well as enriching our doc- 08050 WORTH OF P 0) KZS U -AND- H n TO BE SOLD IN TSE NEXT THIRTY DAY iS AT THIS CENTHAL n lllJj 43 IV. Illinois St. tors. If these same doctors were teach era of srmplo health rules; if, instead of waiting till the sick room invites their presence, they would come into the kitchens, theii "ounce of prevention" might prove "better than a pound of cure." If it were as delightful to fast as it is to eat, we would never have new diseases and the old ones would "go glim mering." If you are sick, stop eating, and rest the abued stoma:h. Stop one meal, or two or three. If the demon has fastened upon you, starve him out. if it takej forty days; keep the skin clean, have plenty of pure air, and don't take medicine. Have patience with na ture, faith in her simple laws, and you will conquer. Missing a meal at the right time saves many a life, and the lack sen Js many another to their long home. Eating too much is worse than working too much, and worse than drinking too much. Not con tent with full, hearty meals, you nibble A little pickle, cake, mince pie, candy or nuts, between time". You can eat anything; it never hurts you. Stop and think if this may not be the cause of so much invalid! that ruins so many fortunes, saddens homes and dUtills heartaches! Over working and eating are the "over acts" of our lives. Next to care in quantity and quality of food is exercise. No remedy known to human skill has such powerful and permanent influence in regaining and retaining health as cheerful exercise in the open air. The amount of exercise must be adapted to the strength. The rule impera tive is, under all circumstances stop short of fatigue. Walking is the very bet exercise, because action of the whole body. The la dies of England walk miles and miles a day. Lock at their ruddy complexions, that te'll of perfectly free action of the lungs. There is no laoguor, and as a rule, no chronic in valids. Oxygen is their tonic. This is the secret of their rich blood, and why at fifty they are admired for their matronly beauty. American wom-n at fifty have sallow com plexions, and wi inkles tired out, they say. or invalids, when if the laws of health had been learned in girlhood and practiced all their lives, this age should find them well, and good looking, better locking for the matured, rounded life, and the grand soul of womanhood looking out of their eyes. Religion and Press The Catholic Telegraph indulges in a Lenten homily on that very delicate and dif ficult subject, "the dress of American ladies." Speaking ot the display of dry goods and finery at a recent ball, it fays; "Money enough to feed and clothe a starving and a naked nation was expended to deck the dainty figures, the necks, a; ms tni fingt of the ladies present. Each vied with ner neighbor in the expensivene?s of her gor geous get-up, which was changed in many cases, every one of those fix nights, and in every detail. The amount of money ex pended in this manner mut have been simply enormous. An irate mitlionaiffe might exclaim under criticism, 'May I not do what I will with mine own?' The an swer would be Mit certainly, but if yen are a Catholic, or a Christian, ask yourself whether your charity, your alms to the poor, your contribution to Church purpose, are in proportion to the large sums you lavish in empty display. Moreover, is all this grandeur in good taste? ' The quota tion from Kuskin which follows emrodira wise suggestions. "Now mii-d he says, ''you always dre?s charmingly; it is the first duty of a girl to be charming, and shecsn not be charming unless she is charmingly dressed. Set an example of a beautiful dret without extravagance, that is tc say, withtut waste or any unnecessary splendor." Then follows a quotation from one greater than R iskin: ln like manner women in decent apparel, adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety, and not with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array, but as it be cometh women professing piety with good works." These words are good, especially in Lent, when the Church cries with the wailing prophet: "Gird thee with sackcloth, O daughter of my people, and sprinkle thee with ashes." Lord Milltown, an Irish peer, writes to the London Times to bear testimony in favor of the Fenian Brotherhood. He states that during the whole period when that or ganization was in full swing, and when their power tor mischief was very great had they chosen to exercise it, not one single outrage against the persons or properties of private individuals in Ireland was ever committed by them, . 3' 8 ............. -. - .-"WW"