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THE 0N1V DAILY NEWSPAPER IN ALABAMA The play’s the thing, Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. —Hamlet. State Elections Tomorrow. Tomorrow elections will be held in at least a dozen slates, and some ot the elections in this off-year are very interesting. Some of them will fore shadow the general contest that will take place next year. As a rule the elections in the year that preceeds a presidential election indicates the set of the popular tide. Beyond all doubt the intense contest in New York City will be closely scan ned. If Mr. McClellan is elected mayor the state will with reasonable certainty go democratic next year, and if Mr. Low is elected the state will go republican, or be at any rate very doubtful in its political leanings. The great city holds nearly one-half of the population of the state, and its vote tomorrow will be of interest in all parts of the country. Governors will be elected tomorrow in Ohio, Iowa. Massachusetts, Mary land, Rhode Island, Kentucky and Mis sissippi. Little interest is taken in these elections excepting those of Ohio and Maryland, where full votes will be polled, and where a great deal is at stake. Other states elect minor officers, but none of them are of gen eral importance. In Ohio Senator Mark Hanna is fighting the battle of his life. He de sires to be re-elected senator, and he cannot declare that Dingleyism is an unmixed blessing, as he has been in the habit of doing heretofore. Men are being “laid off’’ in nearly every Ohio town, and troubles are multiply ing under the very wing and shadow of the blessed tariff. Mayor Tom Johnson who is a candidate for govern or, and Mr. Clarke who is a candidate for senator, are giving the republicans all the business they can attend to, and a margin besides. Last year the republicans carried Ohio by a plurali ty of 90,465 votes, and any change from those figures will be an indica tion of the tendency of public senti ment. In Maryland Mr. Clorman is the dem ocratic leader, and he, too, is fighting a personal battle. If his own state .turns against him, he cannot be a candidate next year for the presiden tial nomination, but if he carries the state despite a solid negro vote of about 50,000, he will assuredly, hu manly speaking, be nominated, and probably elected. Edwin Warfield is the democratic candidate for governor, and Stevenson Williams the republi can candidate. Mr. McKinley carried the state in 1900 by a plurality of 13, 941, and no general election has been held in the state since that time. The present governor and legislature are democratic, and the democrats antici pate another victory in contested Maryland. Some Interest is taken in the elec tion in Rhode Island, where Boss Aldrich is standing for re-election to the senate. He is distributing slush money with a high tariff shovel, but close observers say there is a possi bility of his defeat. Governor Garvin is again a candidate for governor. His plurality last year was 7738. Italian Immigrants. Jefferson county already holds 2500 Italians, and it is said efforts will bo made to double the number. The popular verdict as to our new neigh bors is favorable. As a rule they are industrious and thriftly and law-abid ing, and all think we cannot have too many of them. Italian immigrants can be attracted t thither more easily than any other class of newcomers, because they are not full of color prejudice, as are the fair-haired people from the north of Europe. The Italians who come to this country either come from Naples or- from districts south of it, and the climate of the Gulf states suit them admirably. The Ro. il Italian Mail steamship is landing thousands of them at New Or leans. The vessels of the line sail from Palermo, in Sicily, an island that lies south of the Italian mainland, and which has a warmer climate than that of New Orleans. The arriving immi grants feel at home at once. Doubtless those who desire to bring more Italians into this district will seek them at New Orleans, where about 1500 are landed every other week. The Manila arrived last week bringing 1273 in the steerage, the most, of whom are farm laborers, going to various farming districts in Mississip pi, Louisiana and Texas. The movement to induce more Ital ians to come to this district should be encouraged. Those who are here are no doubt a fair example of those that would follow them, and The Age-Her ald but voices public sentiment when it says that we cannot have too many of them. They take to truck farming very readily, and we need at least one thousand truck farmers and poultry keepers in the valleys of this county. One thousand would be none too many. Tennessee and Missouri would be hurt by their coming, but this district would gain handsomely, and it would not be difficult to secure that number at New Orleans alone. Imperial iefierson County. The valuation of Jefferson county for taxation purposes has been in creased to $48,415,015, an increase of about four millions in a single year. Jefferson furnishes nearly one-half of the increase in the entire state. The total assessed valuation of the state now stands at. $307,643,704, an increase over last of over $11,508,164. The valuation of Jefferson now ex ceeds the combined valuations of Mo bile and Montgomery counties by near ly five million dollars. It is in fact equivalent, to twelve counties, the average valuation of the other coun ties including Mobile and Montgomery being less than four million dollars. Perhaps twenty ..ve counties could be selected whose combined valuations would not equal Jefferson's. The tax levy is now confined to six and a half mills, three cf which go to the public schools, leaving but two and a half mills of direct taxation for the general support of the state gov ernment. The state will get for use from the taxes now due but $770,743, 140, but license taxes and the convict department will handsomely augment this sum, and no fear of a deficit is felt. All told, the state will collect from Jefferson county this year $314,697,, and $40,431 of this sum will be re turned to the schools of the county, leaving Jefferson’s net tax at $274,2C6. As things are going Jefferson will soon be doing a goc.l share of the tax-pay ing in this state, because its valuations are annually increasing, while those of many counties are at a standstill. Wealth of the People. The treasury department claims that in the year 1800 the average wealth per capita was hut $600, where as now it is put at $1235.86 per head. In one hundred years it has been dou bled. This is a handsome increase, and of course the tariff beneficiaries are jumping up to claim they did it. The truth is the present estimate of $1235 per head is an estimate made up in 1900. If the shrinkages of the pres ent year were deducted our paper average would be heavily reduced. We might not have to accept the figures of the year 1800, but we would cer tainly have to accept, lower figures than those of the year 1900, when things were booming, and water was I freely marketed as the real stuff. The Boston Herald shows that the Increase in per capita wealth between 1850 and 1860 was 66 per cent, where as the increase between 1890 and 1900 was less than 19 per cent. In the former period a low tariff was in operation; in the latter period the Dingley robbery scheme was working tinder high pressure. The government figures show that per capita wealth was more rapidly accumulated under a low tariff than it ever has been under a high tariff. It is true fewer millionaires were turned out between 1850 and 1S60, but then no tramps were created. When a high tariff creates a millionaire, it necessarily at the same time creates a big lot of tramps. Wealth was more evenly dif fused in the decade before the war than it ever has been since, or ever will be under a Dingley tariff. The current wholesale discharges of men by the railroads and factories is an object lesson that all who believe in a high tariff should study. It is esti mated that 200,000 wage earners will be turned adrift before snow flies. Hot air will bp supplemented by a shower of ballots tomorrow, and then we will know what the trend of public sentiment in New York really is. How dare the times become hard and dull when our noble, blessed and even sarred tariff is in full operation? No, it cannot be. The record of running horses stands where it did in 1900, when Salvator ran a mile in 1:35%. The Duke of rtoxburghe and Miss May Goelet are to be married at high noon November 10. Just what the high noon is by tho average American everyday clock we are not able to say. Elijah now says he is a political boss in Chicago, and expects to be in all other parts of the country. This is certainly a departure from the record of the first Elijah. Elder Dowie will lower his sights when he leaves New York. He will not be apt to jump out of the frying pan by going to Rome to convert the pope. The spellbinder’s work for this year is nearly completed, and in Ohio and New York City his tongue has been busy. Our esteemed friend Col. Wos y Gill, president of San Domingo, is in hot water again. Wos is built that way. Great Britain and Canada are now disgruntled, and a new arbitration is needed between mother and daughter. In Massachusetts one of the candi dates is Ezekiel E. Ezekiel, and ho will not tell what the “E” stands for. It turns out that Ann lives in Col orado, and they are trying to find out whether she is old enough to vote. Cupid Is unusually busy among the senators who have not a nntural tooth In their venerable heads. Klijah is at home both in politics and at the contribution plate, but he despises bogus checks. Topeka is coming out about even this year. It has had 211 weddings and 180 divorce suits. Lord Alverstone is almost as popu lar in Canada as the average umpire in a baseball gme. The real horse shows are those given by Dan I’atch, Lou Dillon and Cresceus. It is fortunate for all concerned that the restoration host holds return tickets. Schwab is still prominent, but his new prominence is not of the superior sort. Rider Dowie swings voters as read ily as ho does sinners or tithes. The only genuine thing about Dowie is his whiskers. ■ •> ' A BIT OF A LAUGH. He Wasn’t to Blame. From the Chicago News. Mrs. Jolly boy—“But during our court ship you told me that you had never loved any girl but mo.” Jollyboy—“I thought you were too wise to pay any attention to campaign can ards.” * * * Not the Highest. From the Catholic Standard and Times. “Dr. Carver. I am told, is the highest authority on appendicitis.” “Oh, 1 don't know. I think there are one or two who charge higher for an operation than he does.” * * * Two Evasions. From the New York Sun. Adam had just laid the blame on Eve. “it was the best I could do,” he ex plained; “1 had no private secretary to shift it on.” Considering the crudeness of the times, however, the substitute worked fairly well. • • • Eliza was crossing the Ohio on the ice. ”1 think,” she said, as she lightly skip ped over a cake, "I have beaten even Tom Johnson’s three-cent fare.” Banding lightly on the shore, she com- i pleted her trip free gratis for nothing, j • • • Great “Graft.” From the Chicago News. “If I had to work,” said Dusty Den nis, “I’d ruther he a street cleaner in Wall street den anything else.” “Why so?” asked Timothy Ties. “Because de paper says der are thou sands of dollars dropped in Wall street every day.” BABIES NAMED FOR PRESIDENT. From the St. Louts Globe-Democrat. Thousands of letters reach Theodore Roosevelt informing him (hat babies have been named for him. This may be the great “undertone of the country" that politicians always have their ears spread wide to hear. The President has by that almost indefinable personality of his “got next ^the people. While they fret because of sotne of his views, they ardently warm to him for some of his other views. A strong man never exactly suits you. He is sure to step on your corns, but if the house is one fire, ft Is the best that you expect to come in and carry you out. But he is more to you than those who stand outside and sympathetically wall. George Washingtons have almost ceased to remind us of the reverence in which the father of hts country is Held. There are hardly any men with “G. W." initials, any more. There are a good many Jef fersons, no Van Burens. no Pierces, Bu chanans, Filmores, Taylors, Tylers, Polks, but there are many Lincolns, Grants, a faint scattering of Clevelands, possibly a few Harrisons, some Mc Kinleys. and likely to be more, and then this outburst of Theodore Roose velts. You may read the sentiments of the people in such things. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. Prom the New York Press. The biggest gold brick In the word is the experience that one buys. When an old man marries a young wo man he must feel like a man who has robbed his best friend. A girl's idea of how to keep her feet warm is to wear a fur boa, a picture hat, or a pearl necklace. A good cure for fever blisters on a girl s mouth is for her mother to stay in the room when men call on her. A splendid thing to promote her happi ness is for a man to be so absent-minded that he will make love to his wife. IN HOTEL LOBBIES Viait of Dan Patch. “The promised visit of Dan Patch to Birmingham is attracting much attention among local horsemen,” said a follower of the turf yesterday. "The great pacer has displayed wonderful speed during his trials this season and there is no horse on the American track today better known. Dan Patch. Major Delmar and Lou Dillon are three great stars of the racing world. It has been recognized for years that the Birmingham track is one of the fastest in the country and, al though racing has deteriorated here of late, it would not take much to revive the interest of local sportsmen. “Dan Patch will make an attempt to smash the half mile world's pacing re cord. now held by Prince Alert, on next Friday. ‘This is the only record left against Dan Patch and if he succeeds in smashing it here it will be pleasant to know that it was done on a Birmingham track. In accordance with turf rules it will be necessary to arrange a racing card for the trial, in order for it to count, and some fine sport is in view for Friday. I hope some day the Birmingham track will be used often by champion horses. It would not only boom the town but would furnish amusement for thousands.’ Great Football Day. "This will be a great day for football enthusiasts," said an alumnus yesterday. "Now that Auburn has been ignominioits ly defeated by Sewanee and overrun by the University of Alabama interest in today’s contest has been greatly increas ed. So far betting seems to be in favor of the Tennessee boys, although wagers on Alabama’s chances to score find read> takers. "It has been pointed out that Sewanee is slightly the worse for wear since the game in Montgomery, but judging from their easy victory the team cannot be very much out of form. There are quite a numbed of university alumni in Bir mingham who will go out this afternoon to encourage the team, while Sewanee will also have her supporters. "Before the game it was thought that l he Sewanee-Au burn contest would be the star feature of the season, but since that was a fiasco the hopes of Alabama college men are turned to Tuscaloosa. Although grave fears are entertained over tho result the fact is recognized that the university has a plucky team and one of the finest trainers in the south. T here is no telling what may happen at West Knd park this afternoon, if the Alabama boys do win there will be some lively hap penings tonight when the celebration be gins." Negro Crooks Scared. "Negro cooks arc badly scared by the new vagrancy' law." said a citizen yestei day. 'Since they have heard that they arc liable to arrest If they do not get to work, a large number of those who have been Idling during the summer are now looking around for places. When ever there is a vacancy in our neighbor hood the back door is fairly besieged by applicants hard to discourage. In sum mer many negro women who serve as cooks for private families are in the hal It of throwing up their positions un til cold weather returns. They claim that they cannot stand the heat and. as It is a comparatively easy matter to live In warm weather, they become very in dependent. "There is no scarcity of negro servants now. All you have to do is Just to let it be known that you have a vacancy and you will have all the applicants you want. The vagrancy law seems destined to accomplish much good for Alabama. This example of the cooks Is merely an index of that awakening which will take place later.” ’Possum Hunting Time. “This is the ’possum hunting season, and those who have reputations to look after are busy in the woods,” said a gentleman from Talladega. “The other day a queer looking team came into our town. It was from Clay county, home of hill billies and moonshiners, and con sisted of three oxen hitched tandem to a dela pidated wagon. The driver did not have much to say for himself, but he was there for business and immediately pro ceeded to the market house, where he disposed of twenty-two 'possums. Now that is not so bad, and if all huntsmen did so well the little gentleman in grey would have a hard time to exist. “There is a great fascination about 'possum hunting that has attracted many devotees to the sport. The glare of torches, the distant baying of dogs, the crashing over underbrush and through trees, at eminent risk of limb, and above all the mysterious solitude of the woods at midnight, are some reasons why an old ’possum hunter never gives up the sport. It is rather too warm now to make a hunt really enjoyable, but when the nights become frosty Alabama hills will resound to the shouts of the chase. Even young ladies often go out, but as ’possum hunters they are not remarkably successful.’* Street Car Traffic. “Do you know that 1828 street cars pass through the business section of Birming ham every twenty-four hours?” asked a man who admires the great things about Birmingham. “Having a little curiosity, I sought out the man that directs the schedules of our street railway system the other day and he showed me some interesting figures. Of the 1828 cars passing through the city, 1700 of these pass the corner of First ave nue and Twentieth street during each day. The cars of every line entering the city with the exception of two pass this par ticular corner. They are North and South Highlands. Highland loop, I.akeview and Twenty-third street loop, Idlewild and Twelfth avenue. Avondale and Fountain Heights. Owenton, North Ensley, North Birmingham, Powderly, East Hake and Gate City. “The only cars which do not pass that corner are the Bessemer and South Ens ley. “When extra cars are run the number is much larger. For instance when the cir cus was here IVO per cent more cars were in service than usual and this sw’elled the number passing the downtown district to nearly 2500.” Col. John S. Mosby. Col. John S. Mosby, who commanded the famous Mosby cavalry In Virginia during the civil war, is at the St. Nich olas. The colonel was surrounded by a large circle of veterans last night who listen ed to him relate his thrilling experiences I of the war times. | The Mosby cavalry was noted for its many daring and brilliant attacks and was the terror of the union forces. Colonel Mosby is now in the land serv ice of the government and is here look ing after some of the government’s in terests that come before the United States court tomorrow. The colonel is a republican in politics and was a close personal friend of Gen eral Grant's and wielded great influence with the administration during Presi dent Grant's term. While refusing to ac cept office under General Grant, still he was influential In securing appoint ments, it is estimated by one of his friends, for at least, a thousand Vir ginians. He was appointed consul to Hong Kong by President Hayes which position he held until 1885. He tnen accepted the of fice of general attorney for the Southern Pacific which place he retained for hi years. He was appointed to his present position, in the land service, by Presi dent McKinley, a short while before his death. About Persons. Tom Powers of Epps Is In the city for the football game » this afternoon. Mr. Powers is one of the best football and baseball players the University of Ala bama has ever had. He also made a great record afterward at Vanderbilt. * * * Lorenzo Woodruff of the Montgomery * Advertiser is here for the football game. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fies will return to night from their wedding trip and will be at home, 216." Highland avenue. • * • Congressman A. A. Wiley of Montgom ery, representative of the Second Dis trict, spent yesterday in the city. * * * W. A. Gagle, a prominent merchant of Montgomery, is registered at the Hillman. * * * R. S. Moxey, Jr., of St. Louis was one of the Morris' late arrivals last night. F. B. Clpmmont, a prominent attorney of Tuscaloosa, Is at the Metropolitan. • • • L. L. Scarborough, formerly a druggist of this city, but now proprietor of the Scarborough Drug company of Anniston, is registered at the Florence. • * • Thomas B. Scott of Richmond, Va.j Is stopping at the Hillman. * * * R. B. Jones, formerly the proprietor of the Florence, will take the management I of the Tulane, the leading hotel of Nash ville, in a few days. Mr. Jones is one of the most popular hotel men in the south. He was in charge of the Hunts ville hotel for five years and of the Flor ence for three years. * * * W. T. Parks, one of Montgomery’s leading citizens, is at the St. Nicholas. • • • J. T. Forgarty of Montgomery spent Sunday at the Morris. • * • I. T. Houser, manager of the ore-wash ing department of the Houser mines at Anniston is at the Florence. • • * The University football .squad, twenty two strong came up from Tuscaloosa last night, and are at the Hillman. The team will be in the pink of condition when it meets the Sewanee boys at West End this afternoon. • • • J. R. Jon(*s of Montgomery is in the city. • • • A. D. McCormick, one of the Florence’s clerks, has returned from a visit to An niston. • • * Hon. R. L. Nolen of Alexander City, was one of the Hillman’s arrivals last night. ALABAMA j I.. G. Waldrop has assumed the bus iness management of the Knsley Herald. AV. P. Stott, who has resigned on account of business engagements, will continue his connection with the paper as assist ant business manager. It is reported that a prominent dem ocrat of Opelika is making a fight to oust from office the republican postmas ter, Capt. Dallas Smith. Since democrats usually do not, seek favors from a re publican administration without assur ance of success the question has been asked whether the referees are support ing this gentleman. A large party of Louisville business men will make a tour through the south this month and will arrive at Mobile Novem ber 17. At least forty-eight Kentucky firms will be represented and It is ex pected that much good will result from their visit. If more excursions to Ala bama could be arranged they would do more than anything else to promote pros perity. Other states offer inducements to Immigrants and capitalists but so far Alabama has been rather backward. During the month of October only eight recruits for the United States army were enlisted at the local recruiting station in Montgomery. Of these four were white and four negroes. At this rate it would take a long time to make an army, but it must be remembered that there were more applicants than there were enlist ments. Alabama is not considered a promising field by recruiting officers. There are not so many young men with out prospects. Gadsden is building a home for super annuated preachers which will probably be ready for occupancy by December 1. This is a movement that could be fol lowed with advantage by every town in the state. The average minister of the gospel is poorly enough paid for his ser vices and, as a result, old age too often finds him in need of life's necessaries. A great many people have an idea that a preacher has an easy time, but this is a mistake in most cases. There are drones and idlers in every walk of life but few are to be found in the ranks of the preachers. THE INTOXICATED COWS. From the I.ondon Globe. Rarely has anything more painful been seen than the exhibition of certain cows In a German village. By a lamentable mistake somebody put some alcohold Into their fodder, and when the authorities came to milk them they were found reel ing about the field In platoons, wearing on their now animated faces the merry expression of those who do not go home till morning till daylight doth appear. The episode recalls the story of the priest who told an Irishman that he ought to imitate the cows, in that those respectable animals were never seen in a state of In toxication. •'Ah,” said Pat, "but have the hastes ever come across a shtrame of whisky?” COMMENTS ON MEN AND MATTERS OF THE WORLD ex-slave pension scheme, that (CSl) product of brains fertile In graft, I seems to have reached the Anal stage of collapse. An effectual quietus has been put on the project by the post master general denying its advocates fur ther use of United States mails. Al though politicians of both parties were aware of its utter absurdity and no one acquainted with public affairs ever sup posed that it would result in anything definite, it offered a splendid opportunity for rascals to get in their fine work, and as a result negroes in various parts of the south were swindled out of their little savings to help ."push a good thing along." Thousands and thousands of the race were caught, but men who were responsible deserve little credit for their trickery, because the persons they im posed upon were ignorant and helpless. The cogent name of Mark Hanna was used to much advantage in these deals and victims were by this means all the more attracted. Of all grafting the ex slave pension scheme was most despica ble. Those who made money out of the negroes must have belonged in the ranks of second-rate scoundrels, for they cer tainly do not deserve to be classed among first-class thieves. The university world is grieved over the death of Professor Mommsen, the eminent German historian, who suffered a severe apoplectic stroke from which he did not recover. Professor Mommsen was one of the most distinguished of liv ing scholars and his death is a great loss. He was a familiar figure in Ber lin, where he was generally recognized on the streets of the capital and was a striking figure at all gatherings of scholars. The world needs great his torians even more than poets and novel ists. Although their labor Is not always rewarded with that acclaim which greets a man who can write a popular novel, its advantages in after years Is incalcu lable. A protest has been raised against the employment of young girls in the mes senger 'service. From an economic point of view there is no reason why a young woman should not do any work of which she is mentally and physlcially capable, but modesty revolts at the idea of girls being sent about town on promiscuous errands to all kinds of places. Here of late boys have been fighting hard to keep members of the opposite sex from crowd ing them out and when a strike takes place It is always easy to till the vacant ranks with girls. There are many em ployments where women can earn a liv ing without losing dignity or seif respect, but numerous examples have proved that messenger service is always injurious to the sex. Miss Julia Marlowe will temporarily re tire from the stage until she begins a three year's partnership with E. H. Soth ern In a revival of Shakespearian plays. The cause of the actress’ retirement is said to have been her dissatisfaction with her play, “Fools of Nature,” which was written for her by Henry V. Esmond, and in which she has been appearing in Chicago. An adaptation from the French called “Yvette," proving equally hope less, Miss Marlowe decided to rest for awhile until she could be able to appear In something worthy of her talent. It is a deplorable state of affairs when one of our greatest stars is forced to leave the stage because she Is unable to find a presentable play. Some others of the profession would do well to follow her example, since they are not adding to their reputations by the productions they are now offering to the public. It will ALARMING TENDENCY OF MEN'S FASHIONS OFTODAY From the New York Mail and Express. /3"HE alarming news comes from London that men of fashion are " allowing their hair to grow lon ger than has been customary for some years past. If this shocking intelligence should be sustained by further practice we have to apprehend an epoch of frowsy capillary disarray such as that which now generally prevails in parts of Ari zona and Utah and somewhat sporadi cally In the neighborhood of Second ave nue and Tenth street. The Incipient fashion is solemly affirmed by a London daily paper to be a part of a tendency to revive the men’s fashions—we do not say the manly fashions—of about 1S30 and 1840, and which gave the world those In credible speciments of artificial human ity. Beau Brummell and Beau Hickman. There are other indications,- too. it seems, of the return of these fashions. The broad, bediamonded watchguard has made Its appearance. s Men's waists are showing a disposition to define them selves. Even stays are rumored. Danc ing pumps are taking on delicate em broidered fleurs-de-lys. We may see the tendency cropping out on Broadway In the double-breasted coats worn by youths, which are tightly drawn in at the waist and allowed to bulge at the should ers. Surely the curled locks will come next. And after that—though may the kindly fate which will deliver us from Tammany save ns ere it is too late from that even worse affliction!—we shall doubtless have perfumes for men. The old-time dandles have been dead so long now that they have become a Bpeeles of hero. Possibly the fame that Brummell gained has led some modern exquisltles to wish to emulate his attire. As a matter of fact, nothing could be worse for this more athletic generation. In the matter of hair ulone the fashion would be odious. We have now returned to the clean habit of the Greeks and Ro mans, who were quite aware that much hair has a sorrow and snare for any other than a musician or an elocutionist. It the mode of 1830 comes In again, what sorry scenes shall we behold on the Ele vated! Citizens either unkempt or po maded. "curled darlings" or frowzled ruf fians. will be literally in each other’s hair all the way down town. Seriously, it Is greately to be hoped that there will be no revival of those 1830 fash ions. They are effeminate, absurd, un manly, In spite of the tendency of modes to run in cycles, there are some fashions that never come back. Lately. French dressmakers made a brave attempt to re introduce crinoline, or hoop skirts. The wcrld of feminine fashion would not have the monstrosity again. It frankly; and be a distinct loss for Miss Marlowe t< leave the stage in mid-season before th< great majority of her admirers have had an opportunity of seeing her. Miss Mar low will spend the winter in New York where she will write a series of maga zine articles about the stage. Andrew Carnegie has returned from abroad and takes occasion on his arrival to make a few remarks on the financial condition of the country. According to this dispenser of weath a “saturnalia’' has been in progress among the bulls and bears of Wall street and now that every one is sober again he expects to see matters improve. It is a good thing to squeeze water out of securities. He be lieves that this operation has now been satisfactorily performed. Although there is no doubt that there have been stormy times among the financiers it is hardly probably that their saturnalia was due to an intoxication of joy. Although no one doubts that squeezing is greatly to be desired in tli* case of watered stocks the operation has not been very pleas ant for those concerned. The gowns of Madame Patti are receiv ing much attention now and the diva is the recipient of much free advertising that will be of advantage when she be gins her tour. It would be a sad state of affairs if many of the ladies should come to see her clothes instead of hear her voice, but nevertheless there is ground for this belief. A certain New York estab lishment will soon exhibit copies of gowns that Patti will wear and it is predicted that they will attract almost as much attention as if they were the originals. A sort of reverance surrounds the great singer which has been heightened by the magnificent creations she wears on the concert stage. This year the diva will have need of fine clothes, for she is not so pretty now, and can not depend on her face to charm her hearers. H. W. Horwill in the Critic has some thing to say about a new trouble afflict ing humanity which he styles “linguistic laziness.” This is a complaint which is responsible for the coining of new words in order to save trouble in expressing a thought. Although this is a species of in dolence that is almost as old as the hu man race itself it is one that has not been generally condemned before. Most per sons think they have a legitimate right to slur over words and phrases in or der to get out a sentence as quickly as possible and this practice is responsible for the execrable English spoken by a great many people who should know bet ter. But laziness has been classed, as a disease now, and has its own chosen germ, so that the warning of Mr. Hor will has come too late. Besides indolence in words is not considered so bad a fail ing as physical laziness. A new explosive, called “Sehneiderite,’* has been discovered and the science of fighting has made still another step for ward. Experiments conducted in France show that the new pow'der possesses many advantages in addition to its explosive name. Experiments conducted in France show that it is perhaps the most valu able explosive yet discovered. It is not susceptible to varying degress of temper ature, burns with difficulty, and can be thrown around without fear of an ex plosion by shocks or detonation. When if becomes too moist a little baking in the stove makes it as good as ever. The now der is light yellow In color and forms lumps when under pressure. It really seems that an ideal explosive has been found. The only trouble about Schneider ite is the fact that its composition and methods of manufacture are a profound secret. P. C. boldly rebelled, and the attempt had to be given up. On the whole, in spite of the tendency of their fashions to run to deformities and excrescences, such as bal loon sleeves, puffed hips, bustles, Russian blouse effects and so on, women’s dress tends to become more sensible, more sanitary, more beautiful as the genera tions go by. In a general way men's modes show the same tendency. Let us piously hope that there will be no re version to the wasp waists, the gorgeous ly brocaded waistcoats, the curled pates, the scents and the pomades of the epoch of the dandies. KEEP THEM OUT. From the Boston Post. There is no room for sentiment in the case of any avowed and recognized anar chist. The plea that such aliens shall be allowed to enter the United States and re main with all the privileges of citizens of foreign countries here as residents urtll formally tried and convicted will not stand. The first duty we owe to ourselves is to keep them out, rigorously. If they manage to get in, the law properly pro vides for putting them out. If they con trive to escape deportation for three years, naturalization Is denied them. America is the land of the free, but not of the anarchist. COURAGE. By Celia Thaxter. Because I hold It sinful to despond. And will not let the bitterness of life Blind me with burning tears, but look beyond Its tumult and its strife; Because I lift my head above the mist. Where the sun shines and the broad breezes blow. By every ray and every raindrop kissed That God's love doth bestow; Think you I find no bitterness at all? No burden to be borne, like Christian's pack? • Think you there are no ready tears to fall Because I keep them back? Why should I hug life's Ills with cold reserve. To curse myself and all who love me? • Nay! A thousand times more good than I de serve God gives me every day. And in each one of these rebellious tears Kept bravely back he makes a rainbow shine; Grateful I take his slightest gift, no fears Nor any doubts are mine. Dark skies must clear, and when the clouds are past. One golden day redeems a weary year: Patient I listen, sure that sweet at last Will sound his voice of cheer. Then—vex me not with chiding, let me be. I must be glad and grateful to the end.V I grudge you not your cold and darkness— me The powers of light befriend.