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A Representative Committee of Alabama
and Other States of the South Confer With Gen. Harrison. The Republican Principle of Protection Destined to Break up the One Party Regime. Other Y:j tore, Including Several from Utah, Talk With the President Elect. HARRISON. .Memorial From Southern Capitalist«. Visiting Harrison. Indianapolis, December 18. —General Harrison had a large number of visitors to-day. Among others Gov. Moore house. accompanied by F. S. Richards, of Salt Lake, paid him a social visit. A large number of chairmen of .Republican county committees also called. About 43 chair men are in the city, having been sub po naed to appear before the federal grand jury. About a dozen of them were before the committee to-day, as was also Secre tary Dille, of the State committee, who said on emerging from the jury room that he never saw a copy of what is purported to be the Dudley letter and has never seen anybody who saw the letter. Further more he doesn't believe Dudley ever wrote wrote snch a Utter. Congressman Lawler's Pension Bill for Veterans. Washington, December 17.—Some days ago Lawler, of Illinois, introduced a bill in the Hoase pensioning veterans when they reach the age ot 60 yean. To-day he introdaced an amendment reducing the age to 50 years. Indianapolis, December 18.— General Harrison's most important visitors to-day were the committee of Southern capitalists and business men from Birmingham, Ala., consisting of nine well known citizens, as follow- Thos. SeddoD. son of Secretary of the Navy Seddon, of the Southern Confed eracy C. C. Cadle Jr; Frederick Sloss. H. F. Debardleben. Dan. Roberts, S. P. "Wil liamson. Charles Turner, Edward Thoms, and H. B. Tompkins, the latter of Atlanta. They were met at the depot by ex-Con gre.-sman E. B. F. Pierce, and accompanied by him they visited Gen. Harrison at half past four. They presented the president elect with a memorial signed by capitalists rep resenting £100,000,000 invested in the South, congratulating Gen. Harrison and the country on the success of the princi ple- which caused his election. ''Because we believe protective tariff will promote and aid the development of onr natural re sources 3nd because the issue is free from sectional feeling and prejudice, as now presented, upon which the people of the South can divide according to the dic tates of reason and conviction. We know there are a large number in this nation who think as we do and are not only re strained from public expression and advo cacy of their opinions by the feeling of un certainty as to what will be the policy adopted in the treatment of the Southern problem and apprehension that any change in the local government will be detrimen tal to our best interest. This fear, we be lieve. will be materially lessened by good appointments and the best results of your election will be assured by making ap pointments from that class of Republicans who command the confidence and respect of the communities in which they live. Snch appointments will develop two strong parties and thus secure to us a good gov ernment. Gen. Herrison received them with great cordiality. The discussion was entirely informal, both on the part of the commit tee and the General. Mr. Seddon, as chief spokesman explained to Gen. Harrison the causes leading to this new move in the South looking toward the readjustment of party lines. Gentlemen of the committee state that Gen. Harrison talked freely with them on the subject of protection and the benefits the North had reaped from it, which were also open to the South. The development of the South was a gratifying sign to him. The committee were particular to impress upon Gen. Harrison the importance of ap pointing representative men to office in the South. The members of the committee are very guarded and secretive as to what, if any, definite impression the President-elect made touching his views of the Southern question or race question. As to the latter it does not seem to have entered the con- | versation. ANOTHER STATEMENT. The committee of prominent Southerners who visited Gen. Harrison to-day were par ticular to impress upon the correspondents , that their visit was non-partisan in the general acceptance of the term. Inquiry however into the causes and circumstances leading to their visit and the formulation of the address they presented brings out the fact that beueath this endorsement of the protection document lies what may prove the greatest political problem of the generation. Only the rudiments of the movement are as yet visible, but beneath is a well-defined programme for the founding of a new political party in the Southern States, the leading spirits of which shall be the basiness element, especially the manu facturing interests of the South. One of the committee said to-night: "We regard the Solid Soath a thing of the past. It is gone forever. The certainty of admis sion of two or three new Republican Sûtes strips the Sonth of her former power in national politics. The break up is upon ns and we mast look to arranging new lines, and in doing so we propose to make new alliances and bring about a settlement of the perplexing race issue. An ingén ions plan has been outlined for the cre ation of a new and independent party, whose founders and followers shall insti tute a political warfare against "Bonrbon rule," and press that element until it calls the negroes to its aid to save it from po litical death. When they shall be compelled to call for the negro vote in the State and local elections, from that moment," said the gentleman, "fair elections in the Sonth will be secured and political disfran chisement ceases. The new party will not nationalize the colored race, bnt it will be organized almost entirely by white men who expect no support from the negroes at the ontaet. Protection and fair elections are to be the cornerstones of the new party. The charter members are men of snch wealth and influence that the movement assumes a formidable aspect even now. Jost how much of this new project was outlined to the President-elect is uncertain, bat there is good reason for believing the com mittee feel assured it is certainly feasible and that the new administration will not now throw a bar across their progress by restoring to power the old "carpet bag" element or by the recognition of the col ored Republicans of the Sonth to such a marked degree as would prove socially dis turbing and retard tde progress of the new party. | , INDIAN TERRITORY. Resolution Adopted in Favor of Open* ing All Lands to Settlers. Baxter Springs, Kan, December 18.— The Indian Territorial convention met in the city hall to-day and passed resolutions favoring the immediate opening of the en tire Indian Territory to white settlers, and the allotment in severalty to Indians. Delegations were present from many prin cipal cities of Missouri, Kansas and Ar kansas. A liberal represenUtion from many of the Indian tribes was also : present. Ex-Governor T. T. Crittenden, of Missouri, was elected permanent chairman and C. W. Daniels, of Baxter Springs, sec retary. Quite a number of chiefs and influential ; men of the various Indian tribes came out strongly in favor of the allotment of lands, of individual responsibility of citizenship and protection of the general government. Gov. Crittenden delivered an eloquent ad dress and was followed by Judge Emery, of Lawrence, Kan , and others. The senti ment of the convention was in favor of giving the Indians all their lands if neces sary. bnt to divide them in severalty, to make them citizens of the United States and to make Indian Territory one of the prosperous States of the Union. A demand is made on the general government to per mit all railroads to run through and across that Territory as freely as any other part of the general domain. Interesting letters were read from many senators, congress men and prominent citizens from different sections of the country, all endorsing the objects of the meeting as set forth in the call. - - - IMPORTANT DECISION. Decision of Judge Ross as to the Laws ot Reservation Indians. Los Angeles, Cal., December 16.— Judge Ross in the United States court yes terday rendered an interesting decision as to the rights of Indians living on their own reservations to exercise tribal laws and to pass sentence of death. The case was that of Billy Whaler, Poncho, Franco, Scott, Lake, Pete and John Chino, Tnleri ver Indians, charged with murder of their medicine man, Juan Baptiste, because twenty of his patients had died ander his care and the Indians believed he was sys tematically poisoning them. To the ten de fendants was assigned the task by the council of the tribe of disposing of the doctor, which they did by shooting him. They were allowed to plead guilty of man slaughter but tneir counsel refused on the point that the court had no jurisdiction. Jndge Ross in his decision stated that un der the act of Congress of 1885, all In dians committing crime against persons or property of other Indians or other persons within the territory of the United States are amenable to the laws of the United States, whether living on their own reser vation or not. Defendants were sentenced to five years imprisonment and fined £1 each. ___ .Mormon Church Property. Washington, December J7. — An answer was received to-day from the At torney Geneial to the Senate resolution of inquiry as to the conduct of certain U. S. officers in Utah in connection with the receivership of the property of the Chnrch of Latter Day Saints, forfeited under the Edmunds law. The Attorney General says the court appointed F. H. Dyer, U. S. marshal for Utah, receiver in the case November 7, 1887, the property being of the estimated vaine of £-800,000. In be ginning certain suits as receiver Dyer re tained U. S. District Attorney Peters. Al lowances of £25,000 to the receiver and £10,000 to his attorney were made and when the knowledge of this fact came to the Department of Justice, U. S. District Attorney Hobson, of Colorado, was sent to Salt Lake to make an examination, which is now pending. Dakota Governorship. Indianapolis, December 16. —Early in the week Hon. Alfred Dickey, of James town. Dakota, was among those who vis ited Gen. Harrison, and had a private con ference with him. Mr. Dickey carefully, guarded the object of his visit while here, bnt it transpired to-day that he came in his own interest as candidate for the gov ernorship of Dakota Territory. From a gentleman conversant with the circum stances it is learned that Dickey is strongly urged by his home people to suc ceed Church. He is a native of Indiana, having lived many years at Crawfordsville, and enjoyed Gen. Hairison's acquaintance. It is said his talk with Gen. Harrison was very satisfactory. Opposed to Sunday Newspapers. Washington, December 13. —At the evening session of the Sabbath Union Con vention the principal event was the speech of Prof. Herrick Johnson, D.D., of Chicago, who made a vigorous attack on Sunday newspapers. He said the plea that neces sity exists for it is absurd. The Sunday newspaper is here solely for the money that there is in it He appealed for pub lic conscience aid and that of the individual which should urge upon basiness men and legislators the necessity for reform in this direction. Reeolations endorsing the petitions for the passage of the national Sunday rest bill and the proposed amendment to the constitution forbidding the manufacture, importation, transportation or sale of alco holic liquors were adopted, after which the convention adjourned tine die. Rejection o! Panama Canal Bill. Paris, December 16. —The Bovlangitt , a Conservative journal, violently denonnees the rejection of the Panama canal bill. Camille Drephns writes: "The Deputies' abandonment of 850,000 shareholders is a crime for which the policy of deformation panned for the past sixteen months is re sponsible. For fear of suspicion, the Dep uties permitted the citizens to be rained when they did not need to risk a son to save them." Paril, December 16. —When DeLessepe heard of the rejection of the Panama Canal bill his faced blanched and his hands became nearly cold. He soon recovered his usual calmness, however, and spoke sadly of the wreck and fearfnl disaster to him self and the nation. Rate Cnttiag to be Stopped. Washington, December 17. — Judge Cooley, chairman of the Inter-State Com merce Commission, has returned from in vestigating the rate catting wars of the Northwestern roads. He says the commis sion will consider the expediency of re commending an amendment which will make it illegal to pay commissions for the sale of ticaets and require railroads to re deem the noosed portions of the tickets fer the amount received for them. As long as the companies are allowed to pay commissions jo long, says the jndge, will rates be cat. Commissioner Morrison thinks Congress will have to be called npon to define excursion tickets as nsed in that act, as mach of the rate catting is done in that class of tickets. I ^ An Old Veteran Dead. Baltimore, December 17.—James C. Morford, aged 93, the last member of the association of Old Defenders ol Baltimore, is dead. is THE DARK CONTINENT. Reported Capture of Emin Pasba and Stanley. Cairo, December 14.—In the letter re ceived at Soakim, from Osman Digna, sup posed to have contained the announcement that Emin Pasha and a white traveller, presumably Stanley, had fallen into the hands of the Mahdi, were enclosed copies of a dispatch from a Derrish leader at Lado to Khalifa Pasha, giving the date of Emin Pasha's surrender as October 10, and the letter to Emin Pasha from the Khedive, which letter was handed to Henry M. Stanley when at Cairo. Berlin, December 16.—Herr Merensky, chief of the African Mission, thinks that Emin may have been captured but not Stanley. "It is more than likely," he said, "that the 'White Traveler,' referred I to by Osman Digna, is Capt. Cosate, an ^ Italian explorer." Lient. Weissmann has received no counter orders as yet with re gard to the relief expedition London, December 17.—Mr. Thompson, the African explorer, writes that it is only too probable that the Mahdi has captured Emin Bey. He expresses unhesitatingly his conviction that Stanley never reached Emin, was annihilated with his whole party in the region west of Albert Nyanza. In this region, he says, there are dense forests, and Stanley and his fol lowers must have had to march almost in single file and to fight for their daily food. The absence of news is quite natural because there is no slave or trade route by which any native merchant con Id carry news. The disaster was wholly dne to the selection ot the Congo route. Why that route was selected still requires explana tion. The Work of Fiend«. Springfield, Mo., December, 18.—A second attempt to wreck the Texas ex press on the St. Lonis and San Francisco railroad, was made this morning at Lyman station. The switch bolts were removed and the rails spread so as to throw the train over an embankment. Fortunately for two hundred people, who were on the train, a wild engine running ahead plunged through the switch. The engine was de molished and the rails torn np for a quar ter of a mile. The fireman, with a broken ankle, dragged himself back more than a mile and flagged the express train saving it from destrnction. There has been no cine fon nd to the perpetrators.__ Pronibition of Adulterated Food. Washington, December 18—In the Senate to-day Faulkner introduced the bill proposed in the House last session by Laird, for the establishment of a pare food division of the Department of Aricnl tnre, to provide for the inspection of live stock abont to be slaughtered at slaughter houses of canning, salting, packing and rendering establishments, the carcasses or products of which are intended fer human consumption in any State or Territory other than where slaughtered or for expor tation to foreign countries, and to prohibit the introduction of adulterated or mis branded food or drugs to be taken into a State or the District of Colombia from any other State or Territory or foreign country. Pension Granted. Washington, December 12. —In report ing back favorably to the House the bill granting' pension of £3,500 a year to the widow of Gen. Sheridan, the committee on invalid pensions says: There has been de cided opposition in this committee to the unusnally large pensions to widows, but this report is made favorable in this case upon the ground that Congrecs cannot well refuse such action after giving large pen- ; sions to others who are less meritorious. Seriously III. Washington, December 23. — Mrs. Waite, widow of the late chief justice, is lying ill of pneumonia at her home. Died. Little Rock, Ark., December 18.—W. W. Smith, Justice of the Arkansas Su preme Court, died to-night of consump tion. New York, December 13.— Gen. Chas. G. Dahlgren, formerly of the Confederate army, died to-day in Brooklyn. He was a brother of Admiral John C. Dahlgren, and they fought on opposite sides in the war. Drowned. Iroquois, Ont, December 18.— Three men, John Stone, Oaks and Dockey drowned while crossing to the side of the river last night. were American Live Stock. Chicago, December 12.—Catt'e—re ceipts, eleven thousand; doll, and slow; Christmas steers, £6.35; others, steady. Sheep—receipts, nine thousand, fairly active and lower; natives, £3 00(5,5.50; Westerns, £4.10 @4.75. Chicago, .December 13.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 11,000, steady; Christmas, £5.75(5 7.00; beeves, £firstname.lastname@example.org; steers, £3.@4.25 Stockers and feeders, £1.40(5 3.20; Texas cattle £email@example.com. Sheep—Receipts, 10,000; dull, .10 to20c. lowers; Natives. £firstname.lastname@example.org; Western, £3.25@ 440; Texans, £email@example.com. Chicago, December 15.— Cattle —Re ceipts, 3,400; slow and weak; choice beeves, firstname.lastname@example.org; steers, 3.@5; stockers and feeders, 2.25(5 3.50; Texans, 1 85(5 3.10; Sheep—Receipts, 300; strong; natives,2.75 @3.75; Western, 4.00@450; Texans, 2.25 @3.25. Chicago, December 14—Cattle — Re ceipts 6,000; strong and 10c. higher. Beeves email@example.com; steers firstname.lastname@example.org: stockers and feeders, 2 25@3 50; Texas cattle, 1.80@ 2.65; western rangers, 3.00(53.60. Sheep—Receipts, 4,000; steady; natives 2.75(5 5.00; western, email@example.com; Texans firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago, December 17.— Cattle —Re ceipts, 16,000; 15 to 25c lower on account of excessive supply; beeve, email@example.com; stockers and feeders, 2.15@3 30; cows, bolls and mixed, 1.30@3; Texas cattle, 2 25@ 3.75. Sheep—Receipts. 6,000; quiet and steady; natives, 2.54@5 85; western, 3 firstname.lastname@example.org; Texans, email@example.com. Chicago, December 18.— Cattle —Re ceipts, 8,000; slow, dosing weaken beeves, firstname.lastname@example.org: stockers and leaders, 2 10(5 3.15; cows, balls and mixed, 1.60@3 25; Texas cattle email@example.com. Sheep—Receipts, 4,000; active and firm; western, 3@4 40; Texans, 2.20^5 3; natives, 2.75@5 50 . » Wool Market. Boston, December 14.—The wool mar ket has been more quiet although some large sales have been made. Spring Cal ifornia wool has been quite active, with sales of 590,000 pounds, one house selling 500,000 pounds at 17(5,20 and making other sales in range of 15(5 23. Territory wool has been in steady demand. Choice Montana and Wyoming have been sold at 24(5241, and other sales have been chiefly at 17@20. Texas and Oregon wools have been qoiet and unchanged. Philadelphia, December 14—Wool, qoiet bat firm. New York, December 14.—Wool, firm; Dominion fleece, J0@38. Boston, December 18.—Wool—Firm ; demand active; prices nominally un changed. Philadelphia, December 13.— Wool is qoiet, prices firm and unchanged. New York, December 18.— Wool — Strong and qoiet domestic fleece 30@38. i a a oc to as to in of at in ers SAILORS' SUPERSTITION. ODD FANCIES OF THOSE WHO LIVE ON THE OCEAN. Warnings from the Spirits of the Depart ed —Gloomy Forebodings—Fate of the Good Ship Friday—Birds of the Sea. Norwegian Sailors. Sailors believe that the spirits of the departed, as in life, possess all their own peculiar ways of warning or communi cating to their friends on earth such in formation as they deem essential to their i welfare and happiness. It is not an un common occurrence for them to credit the shades of some friend with many of those tridng little changes in the flowing and ebbing of the sea as indicative of some prospective ill luck or joy. Rarely does it happen that the etymol ogy of their superstition contains a pre cursor for joy. Such gloomy forebodings as they are capable of interpreting are in variably omens of misfortune. Truly may it be said that superstition forms the alphabet of the seafaring man as one ignorant of its varied branches is gener ally looked upon as "green,'' and becomes a butt of his more fortunate and enlight ened "chums." Their transformation into the ethereal realms of space does not, in the belief of those whom they have left behind, alter their ideas one iota, and hence it is that the several trifling mishaps and other cir cumstances incidental to a voyage are in terpreted by the sailors into realities which would fill a volume in themselves. In justice to them, however, be it said, that such fatuitions conceptions aro not without foundation, as the loss of the steamship Friday many years ago will testify to. FATE OF THE FRIDAY. This vessel was a huge ironclad, built in Scotland regardless of expense, and named after the unlucky day. She was manned and commanded by capable and experienced officers, selected for their capabilities, and altogether thoroughly adapted for such a task as the trial voy age of an ocean steamer. She set sail on Friday, and when nearing the Cape or Good Hope a few weeks afterward on that very same day, sank, drowning all her crew. It is believed that owing to this disaster seamen have considerable fear of putting to sea on Friday, and some go so far as to say that their fears date from this sad catastrophe. Captains of small vessels have always dreaded the prospect of sail ing on Friday, while those of larger ones look npon that day with the greatest non chalance and unconcern. The sailor on land and on sea are two distinct characters, each possessing his own singular attributes. On land no other being has a more utter disregard of premature danger or mishaps, as his daily actions and nocturnal orgies demonstrate, so when once on sea he blossoms out again into smiles of excessive obsequious ness. There when danger dogs his foot stéps at every track superstition is his idol; to it he sacrifices every selfish senti ment, and in it he trusts for those happy presentiments which may afterward save him from destruction. Even while partaking of their meals sailors rarely lose an opportunity of dis cussing and rehearsing stories which the average man would regard as the product of a maniac's brain. The day's happen ings are interpreted by each and notes ex changed. The most gifted romancer is then looked upon with feelings of rever ence and respect. A visit to their sleeping quarters will reveal a miscellaneous col lection of horseshoes, nails, palmlike leaves and numerous other articles, each of which has a history of its own. When birds are swept aboard in a storm they are invariably left untouched, as sailors eye them with delight and satisfaction as the spirits ui some dear departed friend met amorphosed. The birds of the sea, notably the petrel, immortalized by Proc tor, and the sea gull, are held sacred in consequence of the latter apparently rest ing on the surface of the sea after the mahner of the Saviour on the Lake of Genesareth. . Whenever this occurs ia the immediate vicinity of a ship a calm is predicted, and the jolly tars lose little or no time in notifying the captain of their glorious vision. In sailors' eyes the porpoises are never pleasant objects to contemplate. When they suddenly appear during a calm the sailors look for another wind from the same quarter as that which was blown out, and if they skip about it means that a gàle is coming. IN AWE OF THE SHARK. The common barnacle which adheres to a ship's side becomes, according to their belief, later on in life a goose. But among all those signs nothing is so well calcu lated to fill them with awe as the appear ance of a shark. When this monster of the deep is 6een to follow a ship for several days a death is to occur on board, and while clambering up the rigging extra pains are adopted in making their journey a safe and successful one. The ship is*then evidently haunted, and the faces of her crew, but recently smiling, are now decorated with expressions at once thoughtful and lugubrious. The common mirage fills sailors with drftad, and betokens an early death to some of its observers. Carrying a corpse oc board appears to them to be inviting disaster, and cases are on record where the crew have become mutinous and re fractory until the distasteful freight was lowered into the sea. Norwegian sailers are inveterate slaves to a form of superstition exclusively their own. They believe in the existence of a heck or merman, a sea animal represented as having a fish body with the head of a man and the flowing ringlets of a boy. The merman sits upon the waves, plays the harp, and, following the example of many of the Norse fishermen, wears a red cap. It is never seen more than once kx seven years, and no matter how many vessels' appear in its sight they all most inevitably perish. The crew, according to their belief, are then transplanted in the merman's re gions, where, after a brief stay, they go to swell the shoal of hecks, and are then in themselves as disastrous as the origi nal?. The kraken, a sea monster whose existence has been so often attested by the evidences of alleged eye witnesses that one is at a loss to know whether it is real or has a being only in the minds of superstitious sailors, is a constant source of alarm to them. Many assertions which have been made at times regarding the existence of this leviathan, which occasions so much dread in the minds of the Norse fishermen, have been rejected as mere superstition. Still 6ome authentic grounds for a belief in its existence are on record. The Norwegian differs from his English brother only in ♦hia particular belief, but in all other es sential respects sailors of all ages and nationalities worship the same supersti tious creed.—James W. Gavan in New York Press. Sadden Death. Pittsburg, December 14.—David A. Stewart, chairman and treasurer of Car negie, Phipps & Co., and president of the Pittsbnrg Locomotive Works, was found dead in bed this morning. He was in ap parently good health when he retired. Copper Mines to Close. London, December 17.—The stockhold ers of the Lake Superior Copper company have decided to wind np the affairs of the concern. i CHINESE LAUNDRYMEN. WONG CHIN FOO TELLS OF THE BUSINESS IN NEW YORK. The Almond Eyed Journalist Shows How His Countrymen Are Set Tp Financially. The Mysteries of the "Whey" or Syndi cate—The Eanndrymen's Law. The question has frequently been asked by Americans, "Do these Chinamen wash clothes in China? How is it that nearly all who come here enter the laundry busi ness? Do they love it?" No, they do not love it any more than any other kind of labor. They did not even know what the "Melican man's" shirt looked like, much less how to dress one, before they came to America. Laundry work in China is invariably done by women, and when a man steps into a woman's occupation he loses his social standing. They become laundrymen here simply because there is no other occupation by which they can make money as surely and quickly. The prejudice against the race has much to do with it. They are fine cooks, neat and faithful servants, and above all, very skillful mechanics at any trade they have a mind to try. In the western states, where their value is better understood, they are used in as many different positions as any other foreigners, and the laundry business is occupied only by those who fail to find other employment. no other alternative. But here in New York as yet there is no other alternative. Many an able minded man as well as skillful mechanic who came to America to better his condi tion may be found wielding the polishing irons in a New York Chinese laundry. It takes from seventy-five dollars to two hundred dollars to start one of these Chinese wash houses, and the way most of these laundries are started would give valuable tips even to an American Wall street deacon. The main expenditure in a Chinese laundry is a stove and a trough for washing, and partitions for dry room and sleeping apartment, and a sign. As a rule it requires £100 to open a laundry in New York. But this amount is a fortune to a newly arrived China man, and unless he starts immediately into the laundry business, he would be come a burden to some of his friends. The Chinese immigrant, unlike his Euro pean compatriots, never comes here unless he is safely surrounded by friends or relatives upon his arrival These imme diately initiate him into the mysteries of the laundry business. In some friendly laundry the newcomer is placed under a six months' apprenticeship, beginning at the wash tub, until he reaches the ironing table, and lastly the polishing board. These apprentices begin with £3 per week and board, and a gradual addition of £1 per week after the first months, until they are able to take charge of a laundry them selves. Then if he has money he hires a place and hangs out his sign. If not, he goes to one or two friends, and they will call a "whey" or syndicate for his benefit in the following manner. mysteries of the "whey." Suppose I have an established laundry, and want to borrow £200 at a certain per centum premium, but I cannot find any one Chinaman who is able to loan me the amount. I put up a notice in Mott street that upon such and such a day I wish to make a "whey" of twenty men, who all are supposed to be situated like myself, each wanting to borrow £200. When we twenty borrowers all come to gether wo each put down £10. Then each one secretly writes upon a slip of paper the amount of interest he is willing to give to get tha £200. These slips are carefully sealed and thrown into a bowl. At a given time they aro opened, and to the highest bidder goes the £200, less the interest, which is invariably deducted immediately from the principal. • Frequently as high as £4 is offered for the use of £10 for a single month. In such cases each of the nineteen other bor rowers gives to the lucky one only £6 apiece for the £10 apiece which they make him pay next month. Then the next highest bidder gets the £200, less the interest he offered, and so on. until the entire twenty, at twenty different times, have obtained the use of this £200; bnt the one that come3 the last, having offered the least interest of them all, reaps the harvest of the "whey." This method is adopted by most Chinese laun drymen in New York and other large cities to open new laundries. It partakes of the gaming flavor which is captivating to every true CelestiaL No Chinaman can transfer fils place of business into the hands of another with out at least thirty days' notice in "China town," on Mott street, and the buyer is not required to pay him more than half of the purchase money until the legal thirty days are past. This is the laun drymen's law, made four years ago in this city, to prevent a laundryman from absconding from his creditors. Upon the completion of the thirty days creditors and debtors must meet at the transferred laundry, and when all of the old debts are liquidated a clear title of the laundry is given to the new owner.—Wong Chin Foo in The Cosmopolitan. The Hotel Register Most Go. The register at some of the fashionable hotels will soon be among the unused if not among the forgotten things. There is a movement on foot to abolish it en tirely. and sooner or later, like a good many other things, it will Lave to go. People are busier now than they used to be, or else they are lazier. Former.' y hotel guests registered their names and the S laces from which they came with a good eai of accuracy and attention. Now most of the public men and generally all lady travelers decline to allow their names to appear on the book at alL They simply give their names and places of residence to the clerk, who notes the same and sticks the little card containing the in formation in the office rack. The real object of the register was to accommodate the outsider any way, and even in this respect has fallen into disuse. The Btranger comes in looking for a friend and consults the book, and nine times ont of ten if he does not find the name on the register he turns and asks the clerk if the person he seeks is stopping in the house. This is a fast age, and the regis ter seems to be in the way now on the hotel desk.—New York Graphic. Advice from a Professional. i Speaking in a general manner of stage art, he said: "Overcome your nervousness as soon as you can, and get full and easy control of your movements. Above all things, don't lose control of your voice; speak clearly but not unnaturally loud, and throw your phrases and sentences as you would a pack of cards, cleanly and deliberately. Never turn your back to the audience, and don't be afraid to let them sec your face."—New York World Interview. Death of a Noted Temperance Ad vocate. Columbus, Ohio, December 17.—Dr. James Scott, author of the famous Scott liquor law, died at Lebanon yesterday, aged 73. Failed for a Large Sam. Paris, December 17.—A Bourse specu lator named Bex, whose, operations were principally in copper, has defaolted for 12,000,000 franca. Another failure is ex pected. Established 1864 . A. 6. CLAUSE. THOMAS COMUD. J. C. Cl HTI\ CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN. Importers of and Jobbers and Retail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, AND W. G. Fis» Cincinnati Trouât I r e n Ranges fo r Hotels ani Family Use. Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Nails, Mill Supplies. Hoes. Belt ing, Force and Lift Pumps. Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods, Centennial Refrigeralors. lee Chests. Ice Cream Freezers, Water Coolers Etc., Etc. Visitor* to lb? City ar«; respectfully invited to « all and Examine onr Goods ami prier* before pu rclia*iuy. ALL 0EDEES RECEIVE PEOMPT ATTENTION AND SHIPMENT. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, 32 ancL34 Main Street, Helena, M. T. ESTABLISHED 1866. GANS <fc KLEIN. Tla© Iioading CLOTHING HOUSE of Montana. Country Orders Solicited. Corner Main Street and Broadway. SANDS New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. We carry the largest line of* the above stock in .Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. LWICHT'S /!SODA THE COW BRAND. TO MAKE - DELICIOUS BISCUITS or WHOLESOME BREAD USE Dwighps Cow-Brand Soda^ Saleratus. ABSOLUTELY PURE. ALWAYS UNIFORM AND FULL WEIGHT. B« sure that there ia a picture of a Cow on your packago and you w'Jl have the heat Soda made. THE COW ERAXD. D »VICHTS *ls ^/SALERATUS Spencer & Nye. Manufacturers and Dealers in HARNESS AND SADDLES. HIELENA, .... .... MONTANA * Send Fox* Zlluatr*ted Catalogue. P. CURTIN. FURNITURE, CARPETS, WALL PAPER and HOUSE F URNISHING GOODS. Having leased the two upper floors of the Davidson Block and con nected same with our already immense Salerooms, we now occupy four entire floors extending through the whole block from Jackson to Main street, stocked throughout with goods of every grade and at prices that defy competition. Every purchase made STRICTLY FOR CASH direct from FIRST HANDS and shipped in CAR LOADS ONLY. An examination of stock and prices solicited. MUSIC DEPARTMENT. _ Pianos, Organs, and Musical Merchandise. _ Now is the Time and THE NORTHWESTERN The place to outfit yourself the Holidays ! Come and see for yourself. A complete stock of Fall and Winter Clothing for Men, Youths, Boys and Children. OVERCOATS ! OVERCOATS ! OVERCOATS ! To suit every taste, every person and every condition of men. We-are chuck fall of STAPLES and NOVELTIES pertaining to our line, and would be pleased to interest yon. Now is the time ! Before making your purchases, yon will Had it to yonr advantage to look us through. Yours. Respectfnlly, THE NORTHWESTERN, Opposite 0-rand Central Hotol.