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AN WDKFKNDENT NEWSPAPER fob the raon.a. EVERT DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY. 3» Jonnul Printing Company, PUBLISHERS, FOURTH AND SHIPLEY STREETS, Wl I.« I SOTOS. HKI.AWAHK. Enteret »! the Wilmington poet office as ■ecoTifi-rlaee matter. SUJkHTUFTION RATES. (In advance.) jic.ee One year fiji month« "Rins* month* One Month ■ .75 ADVERTISING RATES. Sard, furnished on application. FRIDAY, AUGUST 24. 18SS. Thf.uk is locked in bank to day over $340.000 to the credit of the city, which was collected from the taxpayers during July. This amount of money it is ex pected will run the city for seven months wr longer. It is a great deal of money to be drawn from the local circulation and locked up for six months or more. Would it not bo practicable to make two collec tions in ft y -sir and thns reduce the stress on the circulation that is now annually pot upon it by tho July collections? Phesidbvt Cleveland ban sent a •message to Congress condemning the Senate'» rejection of the Fisheries treaty. In substance, he advocates a policy of re lallation on Canada, by annulling the railroad privileges of the Canadian Pacific railroad. Heretofore this corporation has ship merchandize been permitted t across the country in bund, re entering the United States ftee of duty. Where a policy of retaliation of this character wili end it is hard to predict, but. t lie chances arc that it will be to our interest. Tiir wheelmen have a just cause of complaint iu the exactions of the turn pike companies. A bicycle does no more harm to n roadbed than a foot man, and the attempt is collect toll from it is a clear case of extortion. The turnpike companies whose franchises cover roads leading into this city, are surely making enough money out of the teams t hat must go over the roads daily to do away with the necessity of imposing upon tho wheel When a company charges four men. «■ills for n single horse for the stretch of road between this city and Newport, • bout two miles and a half, it ought to be making money. Thr meeting of Council last evening brought to the attent ion of the commun ity the fact that that body had not yet settled with Mr. Dennis Kane, who entered upon the office of assessor and collector of taxes for tho Southern Dis trict of Wilmington iu 1881 and held the name for two terms or six years. Dur ing that lime Mr. Kane collected over $1 ,000,006 of public money and carried hundreds of tax accounts for two or three years at a time. Council's com milice found this remarkable account •orroct ,but tho whole matter shows lam entable carelessness ou t he part of simi lar committees in the past. Tho tax ac counts should be settled up yearly and •pacific reports from each collection should lie annually published in the news pa) wes of tho city. The Fiftieth Congress started in with the grim determination to wipe out the overburdening surplus. Both political parties recognized this necessity, and they took tho same means to accomplish it. Both advocated tariff reduction, but on different lines, and with an opposite ultimate result. Now there is u sudden revelation. There la no surplus aud the weeks of preparation and debate over the Mills bill will all come to naught. Then the Fisheries treaty claimed the Senate's attention, and it was attacked »ml supported until both people and Congress became wearied. Finally it ■was laid a; ide by a party vote and now Congress is tariff bill. waiting for the Senate Mere time will be consumed in fruitless debate. In ail probability it will pass the Senate and by that time Congress will find it necessary to adjourn. The Presidential campaign must lx' looked after. Both parties will have put themselves on feeord and have manufac tured enough political capital on which it is certainly a to nm t he campaign, long wir.. i -.1 Congress and its legislation barren of good results. The intimation that the Republican members of Council will oppose the pur chase of a patrol wagon because of some difference said to exist between them and the municipal administration is probably political gabble. If there is anv founda tion for it, of it will a public discussion no doubt dissipate such obstructive disposition At any rate there are enough Democrats in Couucil to pass the ordi nance providing for such n wagon. The necessity of it has been proved again and -■gain. It was proved yesterday afternoon when Sergeant Stetzer attempted to take ■to the City Hall an intoxicated woman whom he arrested at Fifth and Orange streets. At the corner of Fifth and Shipley street«) she fell upon tho sidewalk and lay there until a conveyance could lie hired. as may •xist. The disgusting specta cle remained fully ten miuutes witnessed and t'.v was over hundred persons, chiefly children. The patrol wagon is a necessity, and it can be bought and run a whole year for fifteen hundred dollars. When this sum of tWI money is held up in the presence of the ig sight on Fifth street yesterday afternoon, tho taxpayers will say, "Get the wagon." -I His usefulness was also recug in the last session of The people of Baltimore hundred. Sus •ex county, have been creditably repre sented in the Ganeral Assembly of the slat. . , r the last four years by Hon. William II McCabe. He came as near TeprcM-iitiag the whole people without re gard to party affiliations os legislators find it possible to do. He is a Ih'raocrnt, M 1 a*, but ids interest iu Hie state h»s ever been greater than that in his |»rty nbu-d the legislature by bis ■who elected him associates. This is speaker. if the record of a young but exceedingly apt and fair minded legislator. It ought to be sufficient to return him again to the T , , . . w Legislature; but DM very instructive and interesting Georgetown letter of this date indicates that Mr McCatie'a re-eloc tiou is not thought of. On the contrary an entirely inexperienced young man is „ ", , bound to have his turn. The helpers of other eanipuigus must have their turn" no matter whan, becomes of the public interest. It is this senseless policy which is running mad in Delaware that ,,, , , , , is nt the bottom of all our crude and fool ish and often dishonest legislation. In politics tlic party bosses never recognise "a good man when they see him." In deed they usually look for a man who is ____ . e y goot Mayor Harrington has issued n call to-day, which apjicars in another column of this impression,for a public meeting at the Board of T'rajlc rooms, at Seventh and Market streets, to morrow morning at 11 o'clock, for the purpose of providing means for the victims of Tuesday night's tornado. The task of providing for these people is too great for the Associated Charities or a committee appointed by that body. It requires tho support of the entire community. The mayor has taken the right course, and we trust that the molding will be crowded. A large and responsible committee is to Is- selected to take charge of tlie contributions, and all collections will lie turned into a common treasury. A subscription list has been opened to day at the Evening Journal office aud wo shall turn over daily to tho proposed committee every dollar brought to ns. As we have said yesterday, tho ordinarily well-to-do citi zen of Wilmington cat) readily afford to give five dollars to this cause. TARIFF!. TALK. Mr George William Onrlis of Harper's Weekly, truly says that the discussion of the tariff question in Congress is so in volved and intricate that it only per plexes the public mind. We hold that there is no necessity for discussing tho question in such a confusing way, and that there arc broad underlying princi ples which, if kept, in mind, problem perfectly easy and comprehen sive. We wish our readers to note how a plain workingman, who reads us he runs, puts the whole tariff questiop iu so plain and simple a light that it curries mon' conviction than a whole volume of Congressional debates. This condensa tion of the tariff argument in a nutshell is made by a Cimglelim weaver in the Macclesfield (Eng.) Courier. He says; "Every Trade Unionist should logically lie a fair trader (Protectionist)—for fail trade is simply un enormous extension if unionist principles—it means a union which will Include tho whole of the indus tries of the country—agriculture as well as others— uud it means a union which will draw tlie Irish people closer to us, for 1 have every reason to believe that the primary object of the Irish party is to obtain protection for tboir industries, lu ci inclusion I wish to impress upon workingmen that it isthelrduty to study this question for themselves and think it out. 1, for one, have no fear of tho re sult, and when England's workers per ceive that free trade policy menus longer hours and less money they will hurl down the rot I on idol and adopt t he sensible course of seeing t hat as far as possible their labor is employed, which will enable them to pay a half penny more for their loaf if necessary, thus bring prosperity to the agricultural population, which, in turn will enable them to beoome better customers for tho productions from tho looms." , make tlie That is the solution of tho whole mat ter. and tlie answer to all the sophistry of the free traders. We deny that the preva lence ef protection requires the working man to pay a half penny more for ills loaf, or his hat, or his suit of clothes than he would under free trade. But it may readily be granted that even if he had to do this, the argument for protection would lie overwhelming. For, as this clear-headed English workingman says, ho will have steady employment and wages bettered to a degree which will make tho additional half-penny of no consequence. And tho froe traders' plea addressed to the farmers is also as com pletely answered in this admirable little condensation of the protection ides. The more people there are to buy food at good prices tho better off will tho farmers be, and the better able to "become customers for the productions of tho looms." This is a truth which, though it may nut yet be appartint to all the farmers of this coun try, is rapidly learned by those who aro so fortunate as to have industrial centers local!si among them. The llcuiilirnl Bather. Now into the water Doth fashion's daughter Each morning plunge in her dainty dress. With its scarlet trimming. Fora half hour's swimming; Oh, she is a vision of loveliness. With n little wiggling And a deal of giggling She ventures out past the undertow. Then growing holder, Wo ms> n liehold her Like Arophrltite, Or Aphrodite. When up from the waves of the sea she rose, A moment after With screams of laughter, Tlie maid to the surface comes aud blows. When ends her swimming, With pleasure brimming, The strand she roaches and wrings lirr hair O'er her shoulders falling, TO the mind recalling The ncreids and mermaids fair. Let rivals hate her, lad prudes berate her; Tib the fable of the fox and fruit. What half so neat Is. What liaif so sweet is. As » shapely girl In a hatliinjt sult? Kitua Courier. NEWSPAPER OPINIONS. McKinley in Georgia. Philo. North American. It is only necessary for the doubter to read Major McKinley's speech at Atlanta on Tuesday to understand wtiy Colquitt aud Stewart did not want the Major to speak iu Georgia. The contrast between such men as McKinley aud the Colquitt* Is so striking and so damaging to the last named species of public men that after hearing auch a speech as that, of McKin ley nobody would think of listening to snch shallow bigots as Colquitt. We particularly commend to the editors of fret'trade organs iu this vicinity that part of McKinley's address which relates to foreign markets. They duly affirm that free raw materials are absolutely necessary to enable our manufacturers to compete for the foreign markets. They have over and over again sol emnly assured their readers that manufacturers could not produce for port because of the duty on raw materials. Of course we have as often declared that this was a fallacy. Major McKinley refers such persons to sections 301!) to and in i «6,2 of tho Ucvised dlaiulos, ! whlcU P r,mde drawbacks on all raw nsateri&lK uswi in production for export, some of which drawbacks cover the entire our 1 duty, and hence make raw materials ; practically free, while on no raw material "o used is the duty above ten per cent, Therefore all this demand for free raw material» In order to enable our producers f 0 complete for the foreign markets is, as Major McKinley said at Atlanta, sheer hypocrisy. Another excellent point made la the fact that so long aswedo notcontrol the home market wo need not concern ourselves about foreign mark ets. The solid man of husLeess prefers to sell as near home as he can, and the man who has all ho can do to supply the home market for his w.res never troubles himself about other markets. The American policy lies in ^ contfol of tUe m f irUet fl)r auc)l products as we can furnish. Ami that is the true policy of a country which has its abundant resources to develop competition with older countries and hfty per cent, cheaper labor. shall command (lie foreign markets when we can undersell competing nations, and as we have practically free raw ma terials for all products for export, there must be some other bar to our successful competition for foreign markets. That bar is our wage rate, which Is on an av orage ever sixty per cent, greater than the best rate abroad. So far as Belgium, Holland,Italy and Germany ore concerned, our wage rate is double and often more than double that of those other countries. How cun we compete with such countries for the foreign markets? Only by scal ing down wages to their level, and that is in fact what such men as Mills, Col quitt and that ilk propose to effect. They are the advocates of cheap labor, be ing relics of the eld robber oligarchy which held that capital should own labor. We The Uyelone-H Travel,. New York Herald, Our despatches from various plan's to day show that tlie great storm of Tues day night, of which tlie Herald gave t imely and emphatic warning, was one of the severest August cyclones on record. Originating in tho tropics, it steadily entered Louisiana from the Bulf on Sun day night, and by eight p. m. Monday its centre, or vortex, liait progressed to the vicinity of Memphis, Tenu. From mem phis its central track, marked chiefly by heavy precipitation, described agrand curve of almost nine hundred miles to tli" neighborhood of New York. The dis tance was covered by the vortex in twenty-four hours, during most of which time the gyrating body of the cyclone was five hundred miles in diameter and was making rapid transit at a very rare pro gressive velocity of over fifty miles an hour. The Herald's forecasts and forewarn ings of Tuesday morning stated that tlie ' "would probably" advance north ward along tho western slope of the AI leglmnies, and continue to produce heavy precipitation, witli local wind storms of dangerous force," and masters of vessels were cautioned to be "on the outlook for thick weather and rainstorms off the Jer sey and New England coasts." Our fore casts of the storm added;—"Tts centre's approach to the Atiautio coast is likely between the Jersey and Upper England coasts." These forecasts and warnings were strikingly fulfilled, ns the vortex of the hurricane moved eastward on Tuesday night over this coast upon a line about half way between Philadel phia and New York. cyclom to occur LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. Miaking liy Ills Party. To the Edlli of KvHNlNO Journal. I have been accused of Democratic ticket, faco any man with this charge that l have over voted that ticket since the black man has had the right of suffrage. Why should the black man vote the Dem ocratic ticket? The negro and tho Demo crat do no more belong together than do the lamb mid the lion. 1 would like to see that negro who votes the Democratic ticket and con justify himself for doing in the first pi nee the Democrats held him as a slave and still claims him. If the negro voted that ticket for fifty years, the Democrats would turn around aud tell him that ho had no rights which the white man was bound to respect. Some of our black men probably remember tho time when they could not buy a ticket at Hie railroad station unless his call for it was signed by some white man, and t hen when he got his passport lie was compelled to turn home the next day. 1 fought for my country three years. ' i would not be likely to vote the Democratic ticket. I never shall do so as long us 1 can see to read the letters on my ballot, this community to know that I am a Rc publican. voting the Now I am w illing to ii i • I want George P, Phillips, No. 810 Talnall St. August 23, 1S88. WELL-KNOWN PERSONS. George Eliot received $50, 00« "Riimola. " Edna Proctor is visiting the poet Whit, tier In his Maine retreat. Harriet Beecher Stowe cleared $40.000 on "I ucloTom's Cabin." Mrs. Ole Bull and lier daughter spending tlie summer in Norway. Miss Annie Whitney, the sculptor, is spending the summer on her Vennoat. for are farm in Mrs Eliza Garwer is the first politian of South Carolina to take stump. woman the Mrs. IT. S. Grant will attend the . , open ing of the Centennial Exposition at Col umbus, O. The Princess Imperial of Brazil baser* «ted Coquelin, Hie actor. Officer of the Order of tbellose. Ella Wheeler Wilcox bathing suit, trimmed with blue braid, and pink stockings. wears « Queen Victoria has decided to a number of Indian servant for her aimai establishment. import per Mrs. Grossman, Edwin Booth's only daughter, is petite, with pale, sweet face and child like manner. Princess Waldemar of Denmark is under tlie instruction of the Danish painter, Franz Iletmingsen. Mme. Patti's castle in Wales will lie sold because its fair owner has been rob bed right aud left by lier neighbors. .Lilian Whiting will read an article 'The Art and Ethics of Journalism" before the American Social Science Asso ciation iu September. The Kill Would Be le«*KK. Los Angeles Hotel Clerk—"Would like a room, sir?" Consumptive Arrival—"Yes. sir; what are your terms?" "Eight dollars a day." "Eight dollars a day?" "Yes, sir; will you have rooms on the north or south aid«' of tho house? The north side rooms an' cold and damp, and ptxiple who have lung trouble dun,t live so long them as they do on the south side." "Eight dollars a day, hey J Well, give me a room on the extreme uorth. I'm you wSBBcSiSB/StSB&s figuring on catting down expense*. —■ i sltsumg U"" Two men named Ismgman and Wallops are manning a school on the Pacific Coast. Longman probably teaches the girls and Wallops the boys. SAULSBURY VS. THE FIELD. He Is Likely to Get Seven or Eight of the Thirteen Huntireds In Sussex—R«b Inson's Chance. By Letter to Evkm.no Journal. Georgetown, Dei.,, August 24,—The small fry politician is beginning to find out the pond in which lie swims. The color of the water has been such the past two weeks that the little fish could not clearly see his company in the pool, but since Tuesday the big fish have been on the swim and they are schooling the little fellows very rapidly. On Tuesday the anti Saulsbury men held a conference here, and, it is said, pooled their inter ests. They will make Saturday s fight for a Sussex man. In Scaford that man is Martin; in Georgetown it is Robinson; in Milford it is Causey. They will undoubtedly control several hundreds by tills fight, ImtlUncle Eli's friends will come to Georgetown the next Thursday with seven or eight of the thirteen hundreds. The only question is whether they will adopt the unit -rule and take the entire ticket. "In that event they may have to elect their ticket." said one of the Wolcott friends here this morning. NorthwestKork, Broadkiln, Little Creek, Broad Creek,Gum boro, and Dagsboro may safeiy beset down in the Saiilsbnry column This would re quire another hundred, which Nanticoke, Georgetown, Baltimore, or Indian River will furnish and possibly two or three or all witli chances in t lie order named. Ex Sheriff Marvel will contend for Nanticoke hundred and the nomination for state senator. He secured his delega tion two years ago, but Nanticoke was not given a place on tho General Assem bly ticket, lie may be beaten in the same manner this year, but most prob ably it will bo with "hoodie" at tho primaries. The situation in Georgetown is jwniiar and interesting. All sides profess to he friendly to Alfred P. Robinson. Esq., for tlie United States Senate, and each desire ids aid and the aid of ids friends on Sat urday, hut when tlie committeemen are suggested it looks like "Robinson second choice*'only. One cause for tins is the contest for tho Levy man. Levin T. Saulsbury, appointee by Governor Biggs to fill U. W, D. Albnry's tmexpired term, is tlie candidate of tho "rigid, wing." while the "left wing" are pushing Robert Work man, "because he is strong in the upper part of the hundred." Then the sheriff alty fight cannot be separated from tho others, and each candidate having ids friends makes tho general contest uncer tain. As it stands both sides profess friendship for Mr. Robinson, and both seem anxious to name J. B. Clark, editor of tiie Sussex Journal, and one of his closest friends, us delegate to tlie State convention, a matter that neither side little Court the cures very little about. The tickets iu the hundred are not yet given out, but the talk is that on one side will be ex-Governor Stoekley, Dr. C. H. Richards, Recorder Morris, I). T. Mar vel, ex-Sherlff J. W. Short, J. Frank Isaacs, W. B. Banghart, William Stephens and Reuben Donovan, while ou the other siile will lie Isaac N. Fooks, Sheriff Pur nell, P. C. Penuel E. I). Hearn, Levin T, Saulsbury, William H. Boyoe, John L. Thompson and William Spicer. Tlie Saulsbury men claim that there is no question about tlie result. They are very sanguine. A Democratic politician around tlie Court House, who "gets there" as often as any of them, predicts that the nomina tion for sheriff will be a surprise aud a disappointment to nil the now known can didates. He says the man will be John M. or Edward W. Houston, probably the former. practice, defeat the slate of making "Charlie" Houston state senator, but you cannot most always tell what will happen. Captain Dasey is said to have aspirations again ty represent Dagsboro hundred in tlie legislature, but to do so he will have to take his hundred out of the Saulsbury column aud that is almost a hopeless task. Colonel Everett Hickman, who lives in Fraukford, which is partly iu Baltimore and partly in Dagsboro, is a candidate for the Legislature from Balti more hundred and ail of the colonel's That would, by the usual friends oppose the captain because they scarcely hope for two candidates for the General Assembly from one little town, although representing two hundreds. The contest becomes more interesting every hour. Politicians are riding all over the county, and the cross-road polit ical! feels the importance and the power of his influence, Ids vote. It has been said that every Sussex couutian is a politician, and by Saturday every politi cian will lie in the contest. A prominent Republican remarked yesterday morning that he is itching to got a finger in the pie, and both sides have consulted with some of their Republican friends. The factional fight is more bitter than the partisan fights of a general election. It is a life or death struggle for supremacy, and should Saturday pass without blows all good citizens may congratulate them selves and tiieir communities. Crowding the Officeholders, Here is a copy of Hu? letter said to have been written by General R. B. Kenney of Dover to Postmaster Furlnw of Viola, Del., us republished from the Dover Index: State ok Delaware. Adjutant General's Office, ( Dover, Del., Aug. 21, 1888. James A. Fahlow, Esq. —My Dear Sir;—The political fight now on for next Saturday is one iu which I have a great interest aud so has your friend Mr. Pen nington and I now ask you to act in this matter witli the old man Graham. You must do this and not go with Baily and the Wolcott crowd. You know who got you the office yon now hold and ho and I now expect you to do something for us in return. You vote the ticket that Mr. Graham, John C. Gooden and John G. Cooper are working for and see that you get as many to vote it with you as you can. I have written to them about you and shall expect a good report of your work. I am, Ac. R. R. KENNEY. I A short Sermon. Broad street dame (going home with grown up bob from church)"—What a terrible long dry, dreary sermon that was!" Son—"Long? I though it extremely short." "Well, perhaps I was tired. I won der if the DeCash family were there to-day. Did you six* them?" "1 saw Miss DeCash. What a lovely, charming, divine profile she has!" Louisiana Postmaster (who is assisted in his duties by his young bride)—Why. Mary, what art' nil these jiostal cards dniug hero? They should have gone iu the last mail. Young bride (who was a Massachusetts schixilmistress)—Oh, 1 have just put them aside until I should have time to correct the spelling.—Puck. Hits From the "Chester Times." George Keezey, formerly engineer for Hie Hanley Hose Company, yesterday moved his family from Graham street, this city, to Wilmington, where he lias ; open working at lob trade as u machinist 1 f or several months past, i Chester ought to have men with capital enough and spunk enough to investit j who could be hsl to s«>e that there is any quantity of money for the firm or corpor ation that will go to work and build a dry dock "fight here in Chester," The Marine Journal of New York, last Satur day, says: "The dry dorks in Philadel phia and Wilmington are all occupied and will be for some time to come. On this account the British ship Sapphire was compelled to leave this port for New York for repairs." There will be some long-headed man with a few spare dol lars, who will observe this golden oppor tunity some day, embrace it, dig the hole, put it in good shape, open oiit for business and then rake in the shekels. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY. A MONUMENT TO THE AUTHOR OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. Gossip Ahont James Lick, tho Kan Fran cisco Millionaire—Peculiarities of the Long Trip Across the Continent—Golden Gate It'll. [Special CBiregpondence.] San Francisco, Aug. 20.—Tho million aire Corcoran has erected a monument to tbo author of "Home, Sweet Homo" in the Oak Hill cemetery at Washington. It re mained for a San Francisco millionaire to erect a monument to tho author of "The Star Spangled Banner," and it is indeed ono of the finest monuments in tho United States. It cost six times ns much as that which rests over John Howard Payne's bones, and it is the work of W. W. Story, the American sculptor. James Lick, the California millionaire, and the man whose money made the big telescope, sot aside $60,000 In his will for this monument, which was made at Rome. It reminds ono much of the monument of Walter Scott, which stands iu tho heart of Edinburgh. It is if anything finer than tho Scott monument, aud tho poet is represented as sitting within a sort of temple of red dish yellow marble. He is iu deep med itation and is looking out, ns it were, into tlie distance. His statue is larger than life size, and on tho pedestal beneath it are bronze medallions, while on the top of tho monument stands a gigantic statue of Columbia holding the American flag. Tli is statue and that of Key are bronze, and tlie monument as a whole is a flue artistic creation. It is located liore in tho Golden Gate park aud is where it will bo seen by thousands. Francis Scott Key was buried in Balti more, and it is a strange tiling that hero at San Francisco, 3,000 miles uw«y, his greatest monument stands. His grave is in Mount Olivet cemetery, and tho only stone above it is a plain marble slab bear ing the words: ing the words: FRANCIS SCOTT KEY hnru August U, 1780 died Jon. ll, 1843. This slab was erected by George TT. Pendleton, our present minister to Ger many, who, it will be remembered, mar ried Key's daughter. It was one of Key's sons. Barton Key, who was shot by Gen. Sickles, and one of his grandsons reported ns meeting Gen. Sickles in New York the other day. Francis Scott Key came of ono of the oldest families in the country. His father was an officer in the army under Washington. Ho was a man of moons, and his son had a collegiate education. Francis Scott Key studied law after graduating, and at one time occupied tho office of district attorney for tho District of Columbia. Ho was hero the great friend of John Randolph, of Roanoake, aud some of Ran dolph's most interesting letters written to liim. During the war of 1812 ho volunteered in the aid of the defense of the District of Columbia. It is stated hero that Key was not a prisoner, as has been supposed. At tho time of the attack of the British forces upon Fort McHenry ho had gone out to tho British fleet with n flag of truce to secure the release of prominent Maryland physician. The Brit ish were willing to release his friend, but they were then ready to make an attack upon tho fort and they refused to lot Key's vessel go back. The result was that ho had to stay on deck and watch tho fight. When dawn cartic—for this was during the night—Key aud the doc tor saw the flag still waving, and Key exclaimed, "Look! look! The flag is still there." It was at this time that he com posed the first lines of his poem. It was written on the spur of tho moment and was published in one of the Baltimore H was copied everywhere, was set to music and soon became tho patriotic song of America. Its composi tion was widely different from that of "Home, Sweet Home," which it is said that John Howard Payne composed the part of an opera which ho sold for lit " * newspapers. Two of Francis Scott Key 's grand chil dren were hero at tho celebration, ono a little boy and tbo other a littlo girl. Miss Alice Gertrude Cults wore a lib erty cap of the slurs and stripes, and Mas! is- Tein plo Grayson, tho boy, had u red, white and blue sash about his jacket, and ho waved his hand kerchief at his ancestor's statue when it was un veiled amid the ch oors of tho crowd. James Lick was greatly eulogized in the speeches, but the truth seems to bo that most of his good deeds were done after death. He was a Pennsylvanian originally und ho went In early life to Bauth America. He come to California during the gold fever of 1848. Ho had accumulated something of a for tune iu South America, and he made his gold breed here like Australian rabbits, la the words of Gen. Barnes, the man who made the oration at the unveiling of the statue, he was a solitary man and seemed to care for tho friendship of man nor for tho love of woman. He was austere in manner, exacting what was due him. For many years ho was understood as a money grasper, a selfish, sordid soul. Gen. Barnes then went on to give this as a mistaken idea of lick, but it was in this way that his tiiousmds became mil lions, and lie died a millionaire. He left his money largely to charity. He built the Lick telescope, gave to this city free public baths, a kin dergarten and left other charitable be quests beside this monument. In tho comparisou between )dm and W. W. Cor coran the contrast is lirgely in favor of tho latter. Mr. Corcoran got the greatest pleasure of his life in giving, and he told me shortly before he died that he had given away between $6,000,000 and $7, 000,000 in charity. FA i THE KEY MONUMEMT. never » The park in which this Key monument is located is one of the finest porks in the world, It has an area of more than 1,000 acres, and it is more than 100 acres larger tli on the New York Central park. It is, next to Fairraofint park of Philadelphia, the largest pork in H» country. It lies along tho ocean, and it has an avenue here nearly a mile Joujr which is 500 feet wide. It la tho work of man rather than nature, and it was originally all sand. IV it hin the last ten years about $750,000 it, and tlie a beautiful have Ix-en spent in Improving 6aad has beeQ tumcd mto a garden. There are now 300,000 trees and shrubs in it, and It has many miles of drives, both through the trees and along the ocean. # I came across the continent by the Union and Central Pacific railroads, and I never realized before the immense amount of waste laud contained in Uncle Sam's big form. one travels for days through a desert waste of sage brush and alkali plains. The country is absolutely barren. You may go a thousand miles without seeing a tree, and tho Rocky mountains are the ugliest mountains I have Along this route they have few trees to speak of, und some of the finest scenery on tho route is that near Sacramento. Coming down tho Sierras are the noted snow sheds, which cost Lcland Stanford and company about $3,000,000. aro miles of them, and passing through them is. as Mark Twain said of the rail road between Monte Carlo and Nice, "like riding through a flute aud looking out of the holes." Some of the scenery hero is very lino, and after passing Emigrant Cap one can see tho American river, run ning like a thread of silver 2,500 feet below. At ono place tho train runs along a narrow track cut from the edge of a vertical dill 1,000 feet high, and iu pass ing through California you rido for milo-. through tho vineyards which have made the California wines so noted. *** In this journey one begins to appreciate what an undertaking it was to come over land to California in wagons and to wonder that, more did not die on tho way. Now the trains both on tho Union Pacific and the Central Pacific aro as fine as any in the world, and you sleep twelve hours every night without trouble. The trip over tho mountaius comprises several days of travel in high altitudes, and tho air is very rare and very dry. At Slier After one leaves Nebraska ever «een. There it Jj .1 (v# % » c - / », & ; sssæa y, MUSIC PAVILION, GOLDEN GATE PARK. man, W. T., a lady in the car in which I traveled fainted from tho rarity of the air. Sherman is the second highest rail road station on tho continent, and it is a mile and a half above the sea. If you could put five Washington monuments, one on top of tho other, the aluminum top of tho last ono would be just » little above the altitude of Sherman, and Den ver is, I think, more than a mile above the sea. The highest railroad station ou the continent is on tho Denver aud Rio Grande road. It has an elevation of 10, 760 feet, and still higher railroad stations exist in South America. Tho only game now seen in a trip across tho continent is tho jack rabbit and tho antelope. Antelopes are few and far be tween and the only one I saw was a tamo ono kept at ono of tho stations, now and then a prairie dog in the desert, and a few ragged greasy Indians beg from you at tho station. I saw several squaws with papooses who were willing to show their babies for so much a head. Tho cowboys were numerous in Wyoming ter ritory, and they might be seen on their horses from the train windows. They were always riding on tho gallop, and I have yet to see a horse walking in tho west. If the habitations of the cowboy country are any indications of the com fort of its people, there is much more prose than poetry in raising stock. Tho houses along tho whole line from Chey enne to Ogden were of the rudest descrip tion, and they had neither tree nor grass to relieve the burning rays of the glaring sun. You seo Here in San Francisco it is cool and pleasant. I wore a heavy winter over coat last night and felt comfortable in it. Ladies wear sealskin sacques here the year around, and you may see heavy fur cloaks here on the street at noon Henry Stephens. An Interview with Bismarck. When I entered tho apartment Bis marck was half leaning, half sitting on huge desk, clad in the fatigue dress of general, and as magnificent a picture of sturdy manhood as it has ever been my good fortune to see. His stalwart phy sique, broad shoulders, mighty chest, slim waist and straight legs might have ticen the envy of the youngest officer of tho guard. Though nearly four score years, ho had recently trained his weight down from 260 to 180 pounds. I was pre sented after tho conventional fashion, and tho prince drew himself up, bowed and at .race relaxed again into his easy position against tho desk. One of his attendants said to him quietly iu German that I tho American correspondent who had written asking for an interview, and iu an instant a wave of hilarious good nij, t ure swept over tho chancellor's face. A dozen wrinkles spread over ids cheeks from tho cqrners of his mustache, aud ids big gray eyes stared at me, under tho busiest eyebrows I over saw, with tho highest degree of jollity, amusement, and, I am sorry to say, derision, imaginable. A woman with such expressive eyes could win a heart sick anchorite. Tho infection of Ms laughter is Irresistible, and the pantomime would have been plain to a blind man. Without saying a word ho gave mo to understand that jny lions were so preposterous as to crons. Then tho secretary, to whom I had been introduced, carao in, and we talked for some time. The Prince's English is as perfect os that of any American I ever know, and, of course, he mado the con versation himself. Whenever I spoko of such a thing os the Brunswick succession, the Battenberg marriage, Bulgaria, or any of the subjects then agitating Europe, ho would laugh again, and twist and talk around on American subjects. I was there perhaps twenty minutes I left he dashed my hopes, as far as news paper enterprise is concerned, by saying quietly that ho must follow tho custom that is universal in Europe by requesting mo to consider every word of tho talk absolutely confidential. There was nothing in it iu tho slightest degree verging on confidence, of course, and not a word that could not with propriety bo published, if it were considered of sufficient importance, but the charm of bis manner was so great, and his good nature and friendliness manifest, that I felt that nothing on earth could oyer tempt me to reveal what had been said. After a week's recogitation I came to the conclusion that nothing what ever had been said, aud then my opinion of the diplomatic corps of Bismarck advanced even more.—Blakely Hall's Letter. was proposi be ludi in all, but before ns so Is This a Joke? When "our nine'* are winners The base liall crank cries "shake!** When "the chumps" are losers There's another kind of ■•shake." A base ball match'makcs a groat noise, but there is not as much racket in it as in a tennis match.—Smyrna Times. Questionable Guest— •Waiter, I am in a great hurry aim would iiko to auow what there is that you would require the least time to bring me." Waiter—"Well, I duuno, sah, unless it might be yo'r hill, sah. "—Boston Budget. ITEMS OF INTEREST. A man of small calibre is the greatest boro. Bucher, Painter, 40(5 Shipley street. In the swim—The shark. Leonard Heiss the Tailor, 4 B. Third. Tlie average hotel clerk knows almost everything, but he can't tell why will persist in asking what time the 5 o'clock train leaves. a woman Corsets made to order. Good fit guar anteed. Mrs. J. R. Ward, 603 Shipley St. Trunks and Bags at Verger's, 407 Ship ley street. Transplanting teeth lias boon revived. It was done twenty-five or thirty year» ago in very rare cases. Bucher, Sign Painter, 403 Shipley St. Manzanita has gone wrong and lia» been thrown out of training. Riding Saddles and Bridles at II. Yer ger's, 407 Shipley street. Gilding on glass, 406 Shipley street. Jack, the winner of tho Rochester $10,000 race, wore tips. Dr. E. C. Honeywell, 703 Market street. Teeth extracted, 25 cents; with gas, i$ cents. Good teeth $0.50 a set; tho best $3. Show Cards, Rucher, 406 Shipley St. The master cur-builders have decided that if railway cars are to be heated by steam tho pressure should bo very low. WANAMAKER'S. Philadelphia, Friday, Allant M, 1888. I The si/c of a Blanket and the kind of it count in camp ing. Generous, firm, soft I Blankets to roll up in or to tumble on. 5 lbs, $3. We are selling at $4 the I pair all wool 72x84 inch Blankets that have never be fore been less than $5. Only a sample. Near Women's Waiting Room. Coffee-colored water. You can make it clear as crystal. Glass Filters, 75e; Jewett Fil ters, with cooler, $5, $7, $8, and $9.60. If decorated, 50c extra. Basement, northwest of centre. Books that make you forget the weather ; new Books as fast as they come out Any proper Book is here, or we'll get it. More than 150 titles in the Keystone Library. Very likely your favorite author is among them. 10c. A marvel of cheapness. Near Thirteenth street entrance. Before the Fall rush com mences is the best lime to get Lace Curtains cleaned, send for and return them if you say the word. Upholstery section, second floor, north of Tran John Wanamaker. I We'll ■lit. Occulists' Orders Filled ji TO SUIT ALL EYES. A. E. WILLIAMSON, 105 West 8th Street Madison Street Wall Paper Store, L. W. ELLIS, No. 413 Madison St., Is prepared to do Paper Mangln« at notice aud at reasonable prices. Prices as low as the Lowest. short BUSINESS CARDS. I>KV GOODS. I IPPINCOTT, I J 313 Maukkt Strebt, dry coons. silks. UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY. At the lowest cash prices. COATS, WRAPS*, LIQUORS TAMES A. KELLY, WINE MERCHANT. Solo A(jent for Bohemian Bndweisa Brer. Curlier Tenth and .Shipley streets. Telephone 414. OHN SAYERS. A S. W. Cor. Tenth and Orange streets. PURE LIQUORS FOR MKDIOINAL PUR POSES AND FAMILY USE rjMlOMAS Mi HUGH, WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER,, No. 13 M arket|Streel, Wilmington. IK'lawjjg'1'._ ACCOUNTANT. B. FOSTER. ■yjAHLON PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT AND ADDITOR. N. K.;< on. Fourth and Markka Sts. ; (Second Floor.) Special attention given to tho examinaUea of books and accounts. Books opened and closed and accounts adjusted bet wueti partners, eroditors or debtors. CARPENTERS. 11 . 8. CHRISTY, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Shop: ICM0 ORANGE STREET., Residence: 1(8 Wbst 12th Street. Jobbing promptly attended to. INSURANCE. J ESTABLISH ED IMG -AMERICA V FIRS 71 INSURANCE CO. OF NEWARK, k. J. Assets nearly.JAUDO.ddO.W Surplus to policy-holders. L52S.lui.3l THUS. F. HANLON, General Agent, No. » East Sevent h Street. HARNESS. IT. D. HICKMAN'S I» tlie place to bay ' FLV^NKTS, HORSE COVERS. LAP SPREADS, WHIPS, At NO. 4 WEST FRONT STREET, DRUGS. OHN M. HARVEY. A DRUGS AND CHEMICALS. TOILET ARTICLES. Soda Water and Milk shake. Avenue. FISHING TACKLE. TjUSHING TACK LEO Three-jointed rods, 15 cents; fonr-jeinted rods, 20 cents; three-jointed baralmo rods, 35 cents. Also split bamboo rods, $0. EDWARD UELCHOIR. — No. 214 King Sf, PENNIES AND SMALL CHANGE CAM BE HAD AT THE COUNTING ROOM OF THE EVENING JOURNAL.