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MAS A SPIRIT PAINTER.
SINGULAR CASE OF MRS. LLOYD—
HER WONDERFUL PICTURES.
Her Method Was Ingenious and Her
Dupes Numerous— Skeptics Played a
Trick That Caused Her to Leave in a
Hurry.
From the Xetc York Sun.
Pittsbcrg, April 12.—The singular case
of Mrs. Lloyd, spirit painter, has never
been detailed in print. In Chicago, in the
summer of IS*4, a young business man con
nected with the Stock Exchange came to
me and another frieud in great distress of
mind. A short time before one of bis little
girls, twins, had died, and the living child,
unable to realize what had happened, wan
dered incessantly about the house searching
and crying for her dead sister. Ills wile
was a delicate and sensitive woman, and,
grief-stricken as she was, this pitiful spec
tacle half distracted her. While in this state
of mind, feeling that her afflictions were
almost more than she could bear a id keep
her reason, an ill-advised friend suggested
that she see a Spiritualist and try to get a
“communication” She gave her the ad
dress of a Mrs. Itobbins. an "astroiogist” on
Clark street, and there this lady went, in an
excellent condition to be imposed on. Mrs.
Robbins had rooms in the upper story- of a
bu-iness block, and, after going through
some fantastic thaumaturgy recommended
her to try Mrs. Lloyd, a former of
hers who then had a place near the West
Bide Musenm.
Mrs. Lloyd proved to have a rather ex
tensive establishment, and called herself a
spirit painter. She would go into a trance
in the dark, paint pictures of the dead in an
incredibly short space of time, and sell at
so much per capita. She impressed the
heart-broi>en mother at once, and under
the conditions described produced a very
good portrait in oil of the dead chili This
was like the confirmation of Holy Writ,
and now comes the disagreeable part of the
•tory. The stock broker was in the habit
of giving his wife blank checks to meet
tier current expenses, and one of these Mrs.
Lloyd wheedled out of heron the strength
of a putative message from the little girl.
The next thing the husband knew it had
been cashed at the bank for $6OO, and the
whole history then coming out, he would
have prosecuted the woman then and there
but for his wife, who had become thor
oughly converted and would not hear of it.
She threatened to leave him if lie took such
steps, passed a part of each day ut Mrs.
Lloyd's bouse, and her mind seemed to tie
on the point of giviug way. This was in
brief the story my friend told me, coupled
with an earnest apjiool to expose the woman
if possible, rati.-died tliat this was the only
way to briug bis wife to reason.
My- first step was to witness for myself
some of Mrs. Lloyd’s work. Her bouse
was a very queer-looking place—oueof those
bald brick structures flush with the pave
ment, masked with old green blinds, the
front door always ajar. In short, such a
bouse as is usually the nest of quack doc
tors. confidence men, and shady people gen
erallv. There was a “circle” every night,
and I had no difficulty lu ingratiating my
self. But first a word as to Airs. Lloyd her
self. She was a fine-looking woman—no
other words descrine her—and she had
reached the age when fine-looking women
are at then- best,say 55,but the peculiar thing
about ber was her eyes; large, abstracted,
introspective, and giving an unbeliever a
sense tnat here was a thing apart, some
thing different from other people, and a
likely worker of wonders. Hhe fitted tier
role more nicely and exactly that any
other medium who ever posed before the
public.
The circle was formed iu her front par
lor, myself and some twenty others seated
around on chairs. In the center was Mrs.
IJoyd. an ea-el before her ana brushes and
a palette, charged with color, in her ha it
On the easel was a bhink canvas carefully
air! privately marked. I notice! that the
circle was formed mainly of believers, and
among them the broker’s wife was readily
discernible, a pale little woman, with a
scared, wrapt look on her face that was pite
ous in its intensity.
The lights were turned out and instantly
there was the sound of brushes. When the
gas was relighted, in less than thirty sec
onds, the medium was leaning back in her
chair, staring wildly about as though she
had just emerged from a trance, and on the
easel, dripping wet with paint, was a beau
tiful and delicately executed head of an old
man. A woman in the circle claimed to
recognize it as a portrait of her father, and
burst into hysterical tears. Then Mrs.
Lloyd, smiling rather wanly and with an
utterly exhausted air, dismissed the gather
ing.
This description, while correct enough,
comes very far from expressing the neatness
and apparent frankuesa with which the
thing was done. Substitution of the can
vas was out of the question owing to the
private marks put on it by myself and
others before tte light* were extinguslied,
and it appeared to be an ordinary piece of
cloth tacked to a st retcher, such as oamters
use. It was perfectly blank before the
manifestation, and 1 could oven sv> ti e
mesh of the threads on it. The painting it
self was first-cless, bold yet careful, anil I
satisfied myself that it was fresh by touch
ing it, and carrying away a paint smear on
my finger.
Failing utterly to detect any fraud here,
ye* satisfied that nei 1 her Mrs. Lloyd nor
anybody else, alive or dead, had tainted
th t picture in thirty seconds in the dark, I
endeavorel to look up her record a cl find
out win and what she was. 1 first turned
my attention to her former partner. Mrs.
Robbins, the pseudo-atrologist. and soon
discovered that the place on Clark street •
was 0.11 v occasionally used 1 r “sittin |
its ulterior purpose being a rendezvous for j
very extrarfruinai-y meetings of very ex- ;
traordinary people. It is not necessary to
dwell upon this phase of the case as it lias
nothing to do with the narrative, further
than that what I found out of the real
.character of these two she devils—l can
call them nothing else tilled me with
loathing aud inspired mo with a deter
mination to drive them out of the com
munity-.
Still. I could put my finger on nothing
tangible. 1 traced Mrs. Lloyd’s pßst through
a variety of singular and delectable adven
tures, but none of tuese proved that she aid
>r did not paint the spirit pictures, and t o
diablerie of her circle was practically un
iin poached, for a believer holds invariably,
so far as the outside life of a medium is i
concerned, that "the king can do no i
wrong.” In the language of Ko-Ko, it ha*
nothing to do with ti.e cae. I was present
at three more clrc'c*, at two of which land
ncapes, very mu* i* above tlm average, were !
produced, and the least of r.-i ich was the
occasion of one of the most curious and
baffl ng testsever devise 1. Mrs. Lloyd had
a tub of w-ater brought into the circle, and,
instead of placing the canvas on the ousel,
plunged it down to the bottom, and held it
flat there, two of us touching her elbows iu
tiie darkness. I 1 lass than a miuuto she
lifted it out, tbe s?as was lit, and no t,„.
canvas was an oil nortrait, fresh en . sticky.
It seemed impossible for skepticism to sur
round a manifestation with more sale
guards than thin, particularly when the
antagonistic nature of oil and water is con
sidered, and the efl'ect u|k>ii tl c spectators
was absolutely indiscribable. They 1 ‘eked
at her with the solemn awo of a heathen
contemplating his god, and I had 110 par
ticular inclination to blame them. One
woman swooned away, and there was grejit
difficulty in restoring her to couscioun
ness.
Shortly after this I found a clue. A friend
of my friend the broker, in looking ut tbe
“spirit portrait” ■ f his child, remarked that
It strong! v resembled the work of 11 young
lady of Chicago, a Miss Winner. He sim
ply judged by the execution. I made
it my business to hunt up Miss Win
ner, who was a crayon artist employed by
a firm of photographers and a very clever
girl. As soon as she saw the picture she :
said it was hers; then, on closer insjiection.
thought not; it resembled on> of hers very
much, but there were certain modifications
that puzzled her. In short, she was not
sure. However she had paint and one very
much like it, and painted it fora lady named
Mrs. Robbins. That it was the same pic
ture, touched up, I had no manner of doubt,
but. about this time, through a senes of
fortunate accidents, we took another great
step in toe investigation.
I learned that a man servant about the
house, a fellow named Wells Carter, had
quarreled with Mrs. Lloyd, and was doing
some talking. We got hold of him, a dhe
told w hat he knew, which wasn’t much.
“There is some crooked work about it,”
he said, “but I don’t know just what.
She has them canvases locked up with her,
and .r.g something to them nearly all day
long. ’
“Can you get hold of them before the
seance,” 1 asked.
’’Yes, I cuess so.”
“I want you to lake the one she uses to
night.” 1 -aid, “and varnish the front.”
“And if you do,” added my friend, “it is
a handled dollars in your pocket.”
Mr. Carter thereupon promised to varnish
it or die in t he attempt.
This is what happened at the seance;
The chairs were arranged as usual, and
Mrs. Lloyd carelessly, through long prac
tice, 1 presume, placed the blank canvas
on the easel. From where I sat I could see
the varni-h glisten, and I am amaz'd to
this day that it did not catch her eye. How
ever, t..e lights were turned out witnout
comment, and the familiar sound of the
brushes was beard. But the interval was
longer titan usual, and it wa fully two
minutes before she exclaimed, in a troubled
voice.
“Light the gas!”
There was nothing on the canvas except
a smear oi brown paint. As I ha! antici
pated, the varnish had disturbed the ma
chinery, whatever it was, and the medium,
who this time dispensed with the cus
tomary flummery of the trance, shot an
angry and scrutinizing glance around the
circle.
“The conditions are not present,” she
said, “we will attempt® nothing more to
uignt."
She sat for a moment biting her under
lip and then abruptly dismissed us. Next
day she disappeared. What her disciples
had taken for mere accident she recognized
as a warning note before the attack, and
w isely took time by the forelock.
But we found out tue truth, discovered it
by applying the screws judiciously to Mrs.
Robbins, who lingered in the efty. Sue
was sick at the t.me, and 1 will never for
get thespecteble of this woman, lying in
Bed, prematurely old, her face stamped with
c unning and vice, hut childish through suf
fering, alternately weeping and confessing.
It is impossible to give her statement in her
own words, broken as they were by tears
and protestations, but in substance it was
as follows:
Mrs. Lloyd had the pictures painted be
forehand, as the reader has doubtless sur
mised. JSlie used none but the best, in which
she showed an intelligence far above her
class, and w hen they Wore well dry passed
a razor lightly over the surface, removing
the surperfiuous lumps of paint left by the
brush, and rendering the surface entirely
smooth. This she then covered with a coat
of opaque water-color paint, Winsor &
Newton’s “flake white.” When the painting
was Thoroughly hidden she dampened th ■
white veneer by laying a wot towel U[>on it,
and then struck it all over with the bristles
of a large brush, producing a granulated
effect, closely simulating the web of cloth.
In a word when it reached this stage
the canvas locked, even under close scru
tiny. os naked as when it left the dealer’s
hands.
The deception now depended upon her
coolness aud dexterity. It w ill be remem
bered that when she sat in the circle she
held in her hand a palette and brushes. On
the palette was the customary oil cup, full
of oil. \\ hen the light was turned out she
moistened her handkerciiief and quickly
rubbed off tee water color. Then she
passed a brush charged with oil over the
surface, giving it the fre-li, stiesy look of a
newly finished painting, and daubed a little
of the background, which she could locate by
touoh, with and o k pigment corre ponding to
it in color When the lights were turned
on there was tne marvel, and if any one de
si rei to touch the painting, to sati-fy them
selves thatit was fresh, she directed them to
lay their fingers i.p the background, “so ns
not to smear the face,” she said. The result
was, of course, that they went away with
paint on their hands.
The water test was amazingly simple.
On the surface there floated a thin layer of
white oil, invisible to the eye, and this set
tled upon the face of the canvas, when, re
lieved of his water color, it was lifted out,
the effect being, as before, that of -ticky.
fresh painting. Such was the inconsider
able machinery with which these marvelous
and apparently unfathomable results were
produced.
Mrs. Liovd had no difficulty whatever in
selling ail these paintings out of hand, and
she never received loss than $l5O apiece for
them. This netted her a handsome income,
and meanwhile she was slowly enmeshing
her victims in a coil of intrigue that made
them so manv puppets in her hands. There
is no telling how much money she made in
cidentally One gentleman, a prominent
attorney at law and a man of great acute
ness, hud her paint a jjortrait of his dead
wife and wa- so delighted t hat he sent her a
check for SSOO and had the picture photo
graphed to carry in his watch. There must
have been many similar cases that never
came to light, for people have a natural
hesitancy in posing as dupes.
I -aw Mrs. Lloyd once afterward on a
railway train going through Utah. The
meeting was quite accidental, aud -ho did
not recognize me. She was elegantly at
tired, had diamonds as large as peas in her
ears, a <1 was the same mystic, inner 'table,
enigmati 'ill woman, at once drawing an 1
hafiling all evo =. Home people rre born
in)stories. Nature fashions their faces like
tho Egyptian sphinx, and they fulfill their
des;iuy bv sirnplv following their noses.
The conductor told me that she was a Miss
Paine of Detroit. I have no idea what line
she is in at present. The astroiogist, Mrs.
Robbins, is dead.
BALL AND BAT.
Result* of the Day’s Battles on the
Diamond.
Nkiv York, April 23.—T1i0 team ad
ministered the fourth consecutive defeat to
the Cleveland* at Ridgewood Park to day.
Despite the chilly weather 1,300 people at
tended. Brooklyn won by superior work at
the bat. Cleveland’s onlv run was made on
h hit Hogan, mid a steal aud error by
McLellan. The score follows:
Brooklyn 2 0 (• (> l 0 0 3 o—s
Cleveland <1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0— 1
Hast' hits -Brooklyn 0. Cleveland 1, Errors
Brooklyn 3. Cleveland 3. Batteries Hughes and
Clark for Brooklyn, Crowell and fiooifiellow for
Cleveland.
FOURTH VICTORY KOR THE BROWNS.
St. Louis, April 23. —The Browns won
their fourth consecutive game from the
Louisville* to-da y hard and timely bat-
Vng at critical stages of the gaum. Mack,
of the visitors, strcnously objected to Hud
son's position in the Imx, but Umpire Mc-
Qtnulc ordered hint to keep quiet, which
Mack refused to do, and ho wa- fined SSO.
Comtsky also used his tongue too freely and
mid $23 for the privilege. The score fol
low.;
St. louts 1 1 8 0 4 0 0 0 B—ll
Louisville 1 ! 0 0 8 0 1 1 0— ti
Ba-e hits—St. bonis If*. Louisville 8. Errors—
St. Louis 18, Louisville 1'- Batteries—Hudson
and Milligan, Raiusey and Kt t ins.
CINCINNATI WINS.
Kansas City, April 22.—T0-day’s ball
game hero resulted as follows:
Kansas City 40 0 000330—8
Ciitoiunati 0 0 0 8 3 4 0 8 x—lo
Base hits—Kauses City 7, Cincinnati 14 Errors
—Kansas city it, Cincinnati 14. Batteries—
Toole aud bsinsls. Viati and O Connor.
Bishop Bedsu>. of the Ohio Episcopal diocese,
will sail for Europe to-day. Ho will spend the
summer in Switzerland. He has been in poor
health for sente time, and Ills physician tells
him that be must leave Ohio at once Mean
while Ohio U still without, an assistant Bishop.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1888.
THE NEWS OF THE MARKETS.
An Opening for an Avocation—The
Demand for Good Cooks.
New York. April 21.—1 tis not a little
surprising, in this age of keen competition
and overcrowding of ordinary avocations,
that more people do not educate themselves
as cooks. A prominent hotel proprietor of
New York said, not very long ago; “If I
were only 18 years old I would go into a
hotel kitchen and learn the whole business
there, from scullery to soup-makmc and
pastry cooking. I would diligently study
tho chemistry of cooking, and when I had
learned what I c ,uld here 1 would go to
France, Itu'v, Germany and England. I
think that American cookery is as good a.-
the best, for it is really a combination of ail
schools, but I would study the methods of
all the principal schools.
“After studying the business as long as a
man has to study almost any other business
in order to really learn it, I wouldn’t have
any trouble In getting a permanent place
with excellent pay where 1 would be re
spected by my employers, and looked up to
by my subordinates. What more does a
man want who has to work for a living?”
“But,” the young man will urge, pr< ba
bly, “the calling is not a manly one. It is
a woman’s business.” Now lam not going
to call down on my devoted head the thuu
dears and lightning of the Women’s Con
gress by saying th it a woman can’t in as
good a cook as a man, but I am going to
assert positively that women are not as
goo l cooks as men. They could be if they
tried, perhaps. I don’t under take to say
why they are not, but they are not. Anil
comparativ ly few women have shown the
ability to rule over an establishment such
as a large hotel kitchen with the despotic
power tuat a chief cook does.
Yet there is no reason why women should
not become better cooks than they are. It
only needs that they should study cookery
scientifically instead of empirically. The
very best woman cook I ever hapjiened to
know had ha 1 scant kitchen education, but
she knew chemistry, she had imagination,
she was bold, painstaking, thorough and
careful, and she was so neat tliat she over
worked herself all her life keeping things
neater than needed to lie.
It is not only the preparation of food, or
cookery proper, however, which is of im
portance to the housekeeper. “First catch
your hare,” is applicable to more dishes than
hare soup. Before you cau cook a dinne
you must get your materials, and here is
where the first rate housekeeper excels. The
time is coming, yea, it now is, when almost
everything to eat can be had at almost any
season. "A plague o’ both the bouses,” says
i. Hot houses aud ice houses 1 mean, that
rob all delicacies of all seasonable rarity. It
is a gran t thing no doubt, in utilitarianism
to be alee to produce or preserve anything
at any time, but for me 1 would not give
the first bite of a good radish in spring
time for unlimited rad shes the year around.
To ook for the novelties of ouch season,
then; to know what to buy and what to pay
for it, is the highest feat of housekeeping.
To pay a large price in the early season for
an exception 1 1 delicacy is no extravagance
if you cun afford it. "To pay one-half as
much, later on, for the same thing may be
wicked waste.
For instance, if you pay, this week $1 25
to $l5O per pound for Kennebec
salmon you are justified if your
purse lie long enough, and you
really know and appreciate the difference
between it aud Oregon salmon which you
can buy for 40c. Neither can you be justly
blamed if you pay 70c. a pound for frogs
legs if you do honestly know how to cook,
eat, and enjoy frogs legs after you have
bought them.
As the spring opens, and new things come
to market, look for them. Eat v ild ducks.
Teal are good at $1 a brace, but canvas
back are better at $4. There are snipe,
phe isants, guinea fowl and wild geese to be
had, too, and any of them can be found in
prime condition if you look.
in fruit the choicest is widening daily.
Bananas never were ranch cheaper than
now, and they make a wholesome, nourish
ing, delicious breakfast dish, a desert for
dinner. Your fruiter may laugh you to
scorn if you insist that a cent a piece is
enough to pay for exceedingly good ones.
If he does go to another dealer. Pineapples
are excellent and cheap. The m irket re
ports tell you to pav 3.5 c. to 50c. a
piece, but don’t do it. You can buy them
just as good for 20c.—not as large, perhaps,
but mu h larger in proportion to the price.
Strawberries are getting cboaper, hut it is
as well to wait till they ripen near by. The
season will lie shorter, but the berries will
be batter aud cheaper. Wait for apples till
next season. Oranges are at their best, and
are very reasonable, the price ranging from
lc. to 10c. a piece, according to appearance
and size, mainly.
There is littl" news to tell of staples this
week. Meals are about the same, except
ing that mutton and lamb of the best qual
ity are not as plenty. Poultry is growing a
trifle cheaper, and squabs—hardly a staple,
but fairly to Ite classed with poultry—are
only 40c. apiece.
Green vegetables are more and more
Iflentiful, and cheap, but no new varieties
lave appeared within a week.
David A. Curtis.
LOOSEFITTING DOOR AND WIN
DOW.
Will Swing No longer, if Mr. Cahlll'a
Invention is Applied.
From the Atlanta ( Ga .) Journal.
Mr. B. F. Caliill, one of Atlanta’s most
skillful mechanics, has invented and had
patented a valuable itnpro\emant for door
and window frame. He showed a Journal
man a model of his invention.
He said: “1 have been a carpenter for
over twenty years and have worked for
some of the best ilrms iu the coiitTrv. 1
have hung doors and fitted windows by the
thousand. I have always done th >li st I
could, and about as skillfully as any one,
but it is a well known fact that a door or
window put in during wet weather will i.ot
lit in dry weather, mid if put in when dry
will swell and won’t shut to when the
weather swells it. They swell or shrink,
according to the weather.
“How do you intend to cover that trou
ble?” we asked Mr. Cahill.
“Well, you kuow it has always lieen the
idea that we had to make the frame and
then fit the door or window to it: but my
new plan is to square the door or sash and
lit the frame to them. You see t.'iose jambs
on my model are adjustable, and by moving
the screws or bolts the jambs move ii or
out to suit the width of the door or win
dow.”
"But suppose the door catches at the ton
or bottom, what will you do to relieve it.f”
“If the door catches at the top just
tighten the adjustment at the bott >lll and
loosen the one at the top ami bring the
other jamb around to it. and if it hang* 011
the carpet tip, tighten the top und loosen
tue bottom screws, which will reloive it."
“How about using your frames in oil
houses?’’ wo asked.
“I can take out the old jambs without
disturbing the casing or plastering, and pot
hfnew u ljustable jambs, and u-e the old
doors, if a door swells so as to overlap the
joint half an inch. 1 can open up the frame
to suit it, or if it shrinks so it will not lock
the frame can Ik* adjusted to any size de
sired, so you see this is making the door and
fitting the frame to it.
Mias Hklen Blanchard, now a resident of
Philadelphia, Is a Maine girl, who has made a
fortune through the invention of tin* simple
"over ami under" attachment for sewing ma
chines. When she discovered the device she
had to borrow money to pay the first Patent
Office fees. She now owns large estates, 11
manufactory and many patent rights that yield
her a large income in royalties.
At Bournemouth, Eng., the street* are
sprinkled very successfully with aalt water,
which is conducted from the ocean to certain
hydrant*. The salt water is found particularly
advantageous for macadamised roads, as it
seems to make the Immediate surface more
compact. It is further found that the surface
holds the moisture about three times as long as
when widensl with fresh water.
FAIR MATINEE FIENDS.
LOVELY WOMAN ALONE AT THE
THEATRr-
Even the Elderly and Pious Dames
Flock to the Matinee Especially
When the Play is Broadly Sugges
tive and Harass the Box Office Man.
From the New York Graphic.
“If you want to see what a matinee is
like—and it ain’t a bit liko an evening show
—you just stand back there by them photo
graphs an’ watch what you see.”
So spoke a magnate of a fashionable the
ater this afternoon to the trembling repor
ter. who never before in his life had been so
close to so many petticoats.
“You can see ’em now in all their glory;
there’s no place that a matinee is so pecu
liarly a matinee as in the entrance just
about tea minutes before the performance
begins. Women have their own ways
about everything, but they ain’t never more
truly their owii sweet selves than when they
are buyin’ tickets. See that old gal at the
window now.”
The lady thus irrevenretly alluded to was
fat and full of years and dignity, and she
headed a whole party ot gray-haired, well
dressed old girls, ali on pleasure bent, and
full > f excitement over tiio great matter of
purchasing the tickets.
The nead one said to the ticket seller:
“Do you think tne front row of the bal
cony is as good as the orchestra chairs?
Well, it’s cheaper, isn’t it? It isn’t? Are
you sure*”
Then a chorus of voices from the rest of
the party:
“Why, you must be mistaken.”
“Why, the baleonv is always cheaper;
didn’t you think so, Mrs. Dalrymple?”
“The second row is cheaper.”
“O >, he says the second row is cheaper!”
“Well, did you ever; he says the second
row is cheaper!”
“Why, isn't that a funny idea; he says
the second row is cheaper!”
“But it isn’t ns good, do you think, Mrs.
St. Clair?”
“Does he think it’s as good?”
The long suffering ticket-seller enunciates
somewhat crisply;
“No, it’s not as good; if it were It would
cost as much.”
By this time there is a throng of women,
young and old, school girls and nursery
maids, with their charges, and two young
and tender dudes, surrounding the party at
the window and waiting for a chance there
themselves
They were very patient, and didn’t make
the row men would. They seemed to think
that this amount of delay and conversation
was a normal incident of the occasion.
Finally the old ladies purchased dollar
seats down stairs after having canvassed
every part of the house, including the top
gallery and a box.
“I taought these would be best all the
time,” said the imposing dame that had
headed the attack, as lhey passed on, “but
I always think it's so much better to see
about them all, and make up our minds
clearly so we won’t be wishing we’d done
something else.”
“Ob, yes, s.j much better,” said the three
who wore flocking nearest.
AGED DEVOTEES OF THE MATINEE.
“You didn’t suppose you’d see so many
old women?” repeated the magnate. “Why,
bless your soul, they are the ones that are
perfectly devoted to matinees.”
“They enjoy themselves junketing
around together jnst like girls, and a funny
thing is theY do so love an immoral play
or a risky scene, and the more respectable
they are the better they like it. When the
newspapers howled so about that business
in our play 1 knew the next matinee
would bri g out half the pious old ladies in
New York, an lit did.”
“ Women come so much to matinees I
should think tney’d get iuto the way of buy
ing their tickets and getting in as speedily
and easily as men do.”
“You would think sd now, wouldn’t you?
But they don’t. Now, see that woman there
at the door.”
She was a little, sharp, black-eyed woman,
with executive ability and business acumen
written ou her countenance, but this was
the conversation she was figuring in:
“Where is your ticket?” asked the door
keeper.
“1 left it at the office window; wasn’t
that right?”
“No, madam, not if you want to get in
here; you'll have to get it.”
She hustled off aud got the pass she had
put inside the ticket-taker’s window and
forgo: ten to take again after a seat had been
given her.
“There; take that," she exclaimed to the
imperturbable door-tender, when she came
back, “Iguess you won’t refuse a pa-s from
your employer. Sorno people think they
are awful smart,” Irrelevantly vociferated
the business-looking woman.
Just then came along a gontV tender
young tiling in the quietest of tailor-made
suits, and said in the sweetest tone;
"1 tore off my coupon out there in the
crow and and lost the ticket. Can’t I get in
on this? ’ and she handed the man of fate her
coupon.
"But this coupon is dated three days ago.
It is no good now."
A rmitlNE FRAUD.
“Dear me,” she said, with the softest sur
prise, “1 must have gotten it mixed,” and
she wont back aud bought a ticket for the
first time to-day.
“is there much of that sort of thing tried
on!” ii quired the nmnzod reporter.
“Moreotteu by women than men,” was
the sad r.nawer. “But we are pretty sure
to get on io them sooner or la;er. The,
buy admission tickets and then baud the
usher an oil coupon, and ho in the rush
doesn’t notice and gives them a seat, but
the chances are that scat will he sold, and
wfiien the bona fide owners come, w hy there’s
our ladies left. No v. if a man did a thing
like that and was caught he'd get out of the
theater. He’d feel mad ami disgraced, or
els-* he’d feel that to make anything from
his cheating he’d have to rest content with
what of the performance he had already
seen; but a woman, bless you, a woman's al
together different. She doesn’t fool dis
grace I, she doe n’t soe any harm in what
she's done, she thinks wo uro fools to make
a row about a little thing like the date c.n
a c lupoa, and tho’d gotten interest© i in the
1 play and she’s dying to -re what the lending
j iady weatsin the next act, and she just
I ski|>s out 11 the box office and . uys the lied
i sent sue enn get. Of ours ;it ain’t so good
j as she could have gotten an hour before for
! ho same money, but she doesn't let that
1 fret her. 1 believe she thinks that alter all
! s .c’s made something o f us someho...
I L.-astwise, 1 notice that the woman that gets
I to doin’ th in kind of things kec)>s right on,
whether sue’s caught or not.
“Go inside there a minute if you want to
see a matinee in its full glory. The curtain
not up yet, of course not. That’s just it.
The women nro enjoying themselves a good
deal better than if it were. ’Tain’t the
play they come to e half ns much us each
other. Tom, take tins gentleman in there
a m.alient and let him calculate bow many
pounds of candy is being consumed thereto
the square minute. They say no one can do
two things nt once, but if you go in there
you’ll know better, for two-thirds of them
are eating candy and talking perfectly sim
ultaneous, and ill ten inmuies a third of
’em will l>e doin’ both of them and one
more, that is, listening to the play—leasi
n' so look.ng ot the play—and if you don't
believe they really see it, you just, try aik
ing about the shade of n stocking of a
super or the bow on the left shoulder back
of tlie third ‘extra lady’ and see how quick
you’ll be set i igbt.”
A mak in New York lost his little daughter on
Saturday night, anil applied to police headquar
ter* to have the outhorltiej sreh for her. They
did so. and the expetme* incurred for telegraiih
ing in eider to find the child were 3? ceuts. The
father promptly refused lo pay that much for
the recover* of his daughter. He did uyt rate
her that hurt-
ONE OF OUK FOREIGN REPRESENT
ATIVES.
He Learns the Spanish Language and
Wrecks Himself in Its Intricacies.
From the New York Gravhie.
The Hon. Baylis W. Hanna is an untu
tored son of the great West. His home is
in Indiana and his politics are of the Simon
pure Democratic kind. Indeed, so strongly
tinged with old timed Jacksonianism are
his principles that for ten or twelve years
he kept lighting to get into Congress from
one of the districts of his State, and was
never in the slightest disheartened by the
two or three thousand majority that kept
continually piling up against him. When
Mr. Cleveland was elected the Hon. Baylis
concluded that such unselfish patriotism and
faithful party services as he hail performed
merited proper recognition. Senator Dan
Voorbees and the other magnates of the
Indiana Democracy agreed with him, and
Bavlis thought he would like to be Minister
to Belgium. Now the little court of that
country is one of the most polite and aristr
cratic in Europe, and when Mr. Bayard saw
the gentleman from Indiana with his uncut
hair aud cowhide boots, he concluded that
the surroundings of beautiful Brussels
might demoralize him, and so the Delaware
statesmen declined to recommend the ap-
pointment.
Mr. Hanna was not to be shutout in this
way, so after asking for half a dozen other
places with similar results, he finally was
placed as Minister Resident and Consul-Gen
eral to the Argentine Republic. It is not
an uncomfortable place, for there is nothing
to do and our gracious Government pays its
representative there *7,500 a year tor doing
it. Baylis sailed away for Buenos Ayres
and his section of Indiana had a needed
rest.
Now, our new representative to the
Argentines, while he very probably repre
sents some of the best characteristics of
American citizenship, had never deemed it
necessary to acquire the use of any foreign
language. So when he found himself in a
strange country,and among people speaking
in ato him unknown tongue, his social
tendencies were sadlv handicapped. Life
to the big hearted Hoosier without some
ont to talk to who would tell him jokes and
listen and laugh at his own was a wide and
very desolate waste of opportunities, and so
he bought a Hpauish grammar and he
determined to master the language. He is
nearly fiO years of age, and he never was
much of a student in his best days, but then
he looked upon the acquisition of the lan
guage as a small matter for a distinguished
Indiana Democratic politician.
In a month after beginning he deemed
himself fai. 1 v perfect anil thought it about
time to show the natives that an American
knew nearly as much about their idiomatic
phrases as they did themselves. The oppor
tunity soon presented itself. One of the
distinguished bankers of Buenos Ayres
named Casara gave a magnificent reception
to the foreign ministers, and of course Bay
lis was there in all the glory of a dress coat
and low cut vest. At the table our repres
entative was placed by the side of Mrs.
Casara, a very lovely woman who had,
however, never mastered the intricacies of
the English language Mr. Hanna was in
his glory and threw out his pet Spanish
phrases with reckless inexactitude. Mrs.
Casara beamed on him in her beautifully
polite way, though she scarcely understood
a word he was uttering. At last when the
voluble Baylis gave her an opportunity to
speak, she turned her great eyes udbn him
. ami said something in Spanish. He had no
more idea of what the hostess was asking
than though the language she used was
Chaldaic, but as he had been talking about
Mrs. Hanna, he caught a sudden idea that
Mrs. Casara was asking bis wife’s age, and
he answered 411.
The wide eyes of the lovely Spaniard
opened on him with still wider amazement,
and she threw up her hands in wild astonish
ment, exclaiming, “Carambo, senor!” The
man from Indiana saw he had put his foot
in it somehow, but before he could muster
any more of his Spanish to set himself right
the guests arose from the table and the
party broke up.
The next day he had occasion to go to the
banker’s office on business, and Mr. Casara,
who is himself an old New Yorker and
speaks our language perfectly, just roared
out laugning when the great Baylis entered
tne place.
Our llinister blushed a little, but waited
for the explanation he knew was coining.
“See here, Mr. Hanna,” -aid the smiling
hanker, “your Spanish isn’t of the perfect
kind yet. Now what do you suppose my
wile asked you at the table yesterday?”
“Why,” rep'ied the statesman, “she
wanted to know how old Mrs. Hanna was.”
“Oh, nonsense,,” laughed Mr. Casara,
“she asked you how many children you had
and you answered forty-nine.”
Mr. Hanna has given up the study of
Spanish, and now confines himself to plain
Indiana English.
“Mahchion-ess of An.F.siit'RY'' is the title of
four English women. There is first Lady “A."
the w 11 known Maria, Marchioness of Allesbury,
one of the most favored friends of the Princess
of Wales. She was the second ife of the first
Marquis, who died in 1850. Secondly, there is
Mary, Marchioness of Ailasburv. w idow of the
second Marquis, who reigned between 1856 and
1878. Next comes Louisa Elizabeth, Marchioness
of Allesbury, wife of the Marquis who died in
1876. Last comes the present Marchioness i Dolly
Tester) wife of the present worthy holder of the
peerage.
Dr. C. Scrhaofr. the eminent German as
tronomer and scientist, was recently In San
Francisco on his wav to Hamburg, after a resi
dence of two years in the island of New Guinea.
The Doctor, of course, bad to lie driven out to
tho Licit Observatory at Mount Hamilton, and
he was much impressed with the natural advan
tages of the place for astronomical investiga
tions. The telescope was not in use, but the
distinguished savant examined its huge outside
proportions with great interest, and evidently
thought in English that it was a “Pic thine.”
MEDICAL.
ImrnsJ
COMPOUND
#
Mi\
The importance of purifying the blood can
not be overestimated, for without pure
blood you cannot enjoy good health.
At this season nearly every one need* a
good medicine to purify, vitalize, and enrich
the blood, and Hood's Sarsaparilla is worthy
your confidence. It is peculiar in that it
strengthens and builds up the system, creates
an appetite, and tones the digestion, while
It eradicates disease. Give it a trial.
Hood's Sarsaparilla U sold by all druggists.
Trepared by C. L Ilood & Cos., Howell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
SPECIAL NOTICES.
DISSOLUTION.
The Arm of W W. BEACH & CO. has THIS
DAY been dissolved by mutual consent. Q. \y.
DEF.N ha* purchased the entire Interest and
assumes all liabilities, and will continue the
business as heretofore.
lUiu.ty. Oi , April 19.1388
MEETINGS.
DeKALB LODGE NO. 9, I. O. O. F.
A regular meeting will be held THIS (Monday)
EVENING at 7:30 o'clock. Standard time.
There will he an initiation.
Members of other Lodges and visiting brothers
are cordially invited to attend.
By order of ROBT. M. HICKS, N. G.
Jons Rilxv, Secretary.
CALANTIIK LODGE NO. 28, K. OF P.
A regular meeting of this Lodge will
he held THIS (Mouday) EVENING, at
8 o'clock. Hi
Conferring of ranks. (Lidwkri
Members of sifter Lodges cordially YNiS/
invited.
ROBERT HUNT, C C.
W. Falconer, K. R. and S.
GERMAN' FRIENDLY SOCIETY.
An extra meeting of this Society will lie held
THIS (Monday) EVENING, in Knights of
Pythias Hall, at 7:30 o'clock.
Business of importance. Every member is
requested to attend.
WM. SCHEIHING, President.
A. Heller. Secretary.
CHATHAM GIN C'LIB.
A meeting of the Club will be held at the
store of George S. McAlpin, on MONDAY
EVENING, the 23d inst., at 7:30 o'clock. Every
member is requested to be present.
By order of the PRESIDENT.
Savannah, April 22,1888.
SPECIAL NOTICES.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Noticej" unit be charqed $1 00 a Square each
insertion.
SPECIAL NOTICE
All parties entrusted with the sale of tickets
to the Mother Goose reception Monday night
and Tuesday afternoon are expected to make
returns for same by 1 o'clock TO-DAY, other
wise the management will consider all tickets
outstanding sold.
NOTICE.
Mr. CHARLES EDMONDSTON is authorized
to represent FLEMING BROS during my ab
sence from the city.
JAMES M. FLEMING.
NOTICE.
All bilks against the German bark HEDIVIG
SIEBE, Th. Knaack, Master, must he presented
at our office by 12 o'clock noon, THIS DAY, or
payment will he debarred.
AMERICAN TRADING SOCIETY (L't'd),
Consignees.
SAVANNAH ACADEMY.
Savannah, Ga., April 20, 1883.
Students on “Roll of Honor” for the Eighth
Scholastic month:
George Quint, Julian I/‘filer,
Max Leflier, Mongin Nichols,
Joseph Lowenstein, Rufus Richards,
Willie Eckstein, Ed. Max Nichols,
John Morgan, Christopher Hesse*
Arthur Solomon, Hugo Frank,
Willie Hengis, Ralph Thomson,
Thomas Thomson. Fred Solomon,
Fred Morgan.
JOHN TALIAFERRO, Principal.
138TU ANNIVERSARY
—OF THE—
,. UNION SOCIETY,
Bethesda Orphan House,
WILL BE CELEBRATED AT
BETHESDA, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1888.
The Anniversary Address will be delivered by
J. F. B. BECKWITH. ESQ.
The meeting will lie held at 1:15 r. m.
Members and their families, and those who
have been Wards of the Society, and the public,
are cordially invited to join in tho celebration
A Band of Music will be in attendance, and
rooms in the Orphan House placed at the dis
posal of those who wish to dance.
Railroad fare from Anderson street depot to
Bethesda and return, 50c.; Children and serv
ants half price. Tickets for sale at Butler's
Drug Store, Strong's Drug Store, Fernandez's
Cigar Store, Tbeus’ Jewelry Store and Estill's
News Depot, and from the Stewards of the So
ciety.
Trains will leave City and Suburban Railway
Depot for Bethesda on TUESDAY, 24th, as fol
lows:
LEAVE CITY.
9:00 a. m.
10:00 a. in.
12:80 ]. m.
3:00 p. m.
4:00 p. m.
LEAVE BETHESDA*
10:10 a. m.
12:40 p. ni.
2:10 p. in.
5:40 p. m.
6:30 p. M.
NOTICE.
Upon resuming business In my own name, I
havo purchased from Quinan & Studer all Soda
Water tind Ginger Ale Hut ties bearing my name.
I notify all persons from filling, holding, buviug
or selling the same without my consent, as they
are my property. Ant- one found violating this
notice will be dealt with as the law directs.
JAMES RAY,
Congress and Drayton streets.
Aptiir, 20, 188A
EXCI HsIONS TO TV DEE ISLAND.
The Savannah and Tybee Railway Company
is now prepared to make
SPECIAL RATES
to Military Organizations, Societies, Sunday
Schools and others for excursions to Tybee
Island.
For further information apply to
CHARLES COLLINS,
Superintendent, at Depot,
Or at No. 11l Bay street to
D. <l. PURSE, President.
KIEFER'S HKtfiKsr TO MOTHERS.
Mothers, save your children from suffering
aud death by giving them HULL'S VEGETA
BLE WORM SYRL P. It has stood the tost for
years and has never failed in n single case to re
move worms of all kinds from the human sys
tem. Try it and it will speak for itself.
EDWARD J. kIEFFER'S,
Drugs and Seeds, corner West Broad and Stew
art streets.
ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver. It cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other, tl 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, 31 D„
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
ELECTION NOTICE.
CITV OF SAVANNAH, |
Orrics t'i.BKu or (Vuncil, April 20. 1838. (
Under and by virtue of a resolution
adopted by Council nr meeting of April in,
]BH>‘, Council will elect at its next regu
lar meeting, that is to say on WEDNESDAY,
May 2. isae, a City Surveyor, t-> flic vacancy oc
casioned by the death of John B. Howard. Sal
ary 51.500 per annum and fees; bon l $2,000.
Applicants must hand In their a ..plications,
with iuiui"* of bondsmen, itwo required) to the
Clerk of Council nt or before 2 o’clock r. u..
WEDNESDAY, May 2. 1883.
By order of Council.
FRANK F„ REBARKR.
Clerk of Council.
ELECTION NOTICE.
City or Savannah, 1
Orric* Cuißtt OK CoiNLTL, April 20, taS. f
Under and by virtue of a resolution adopted
by Council at meeting of April 18. 1888, Council
will elect at Its next regular meeting, that is to
say ou WEDNESDAY. 3Jy 2, 1888. a City Phy
sician. (Western Division) to fill vacancy occa
sioned by resignation of Dr. M. L. Boyd. Salary
BI.OOU |s>rannum. Applicants must hand in
their applications to the Clerk of ( ouncil at or
before 2 o'clock r. n„ WEDNESDAY, May 2,
By order of Council.
FRANK E REBARER,
Clerk of Council.
AMU SEMEXTS.
SAVANNAH THEATER
TWO NIGHT S,
Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 and 26.
McNISH, JOHNSON” and SLAVING
Refined Minstrels.
40-ALL JTARS-40.
Better This Season Than
Last Season.
Positively the Largest, Greatest and Best
Minstrel Company on Earth.
PRICES AS USUAL. Seats at Dans Bros.’
April 23, it a. a.
I'. R. A- N. CO.
IMPOR T A N T
TO
Tonrisls am Selllers.
THE F. R & N.
qnHE FLORIDA RAILWAY AND NAVIOv
X TION COMPANY makes daily connection
with the Savannah, Florida and Western Fast
Mail train at Callahan (connection surei, and
with all other trains at Jacksonville, leaving tlw
latter place at 9 a. M., 12:20 p jg. and 8:30 p
for all points in South Florida, viz: Hawthorne
Gainesville, Cedar Key, Silver Springs, Blue
Springs: Ocala, Wildwood, Panasoffkee, St
Catharine's, Owensboro. Dade City, Plant City
Tampa, Bartow, Punta Gorda, Leesburg, EMcv
rado, Tavares, Apopka. Orlando, Titusville, and
the Indian river country.
The only line giving a choice of three routes
to points on the west coast of Florida, viz-
Through Cedar Key, Lacooehoe, Plant City and
Orlando. The most beautiful and picturesque
portions of the State are traversed by this line
Hundreds of bearing orange groves are passed
and seen from the cars. The lovely lakes -I,rich
losa, orange, Harris, Griffin. Eusti , Dora
Panasoffkee and Apopka—are located on this
line.
The only line reaching most of the points
named, and close and direct connections made
to all others. The famous Silver Spring, the
head of the Ocklawaha river, can only be
reached—all rail—via this line. The ehort' and
direct route to the beautiful Homosassa coun
try, abounding in fish and game, and passing
Blue Springs, the head of the Wekiva (Blue
river).
The only line to Femandina, with the cele
brated beach of twenty-two miles' drives, and
only thirty-six miles trom Jacksonville; three
daily trains. The only line to Tallahassee, the
capital of the State. Madison, Monticello and
Quincy. Florida’s great tobacco industries are
located on this division of the Florida Railway
and Navigation. In fact, there is hardly an im
portant point in the State not reached by this
Great Trunk Line System. First-class road
beds and excellent train service. Through
tickets at low rates, aud baggage checked to all
points.
Don't fail to send for elegant indexed town
ship map of Florida.
For information regarding rates and routes
inquire of any of the company’s agents or the
following officers of the road:
Jacksonville Ticket Office, 86 Bav street,
A. O. MACDONELL, G. P. A
D. E. MAXWELL. Gen. Supt.
FURNISHING GOODS.
Novelties. Spring. Novelties.
—at—
LaFAR’S,
LOOK!
Elegant Hemstitched Handkerchief*, white
or fancy borders, at £2 50 per dozen.
Initial Linen Handkerchiefs flpw dozen.
Lawn Scarfs, 4-in-hand and Tucks, $1 and
s*6o per dozen.
Beautiful Patterns in SILK SCARFS and
WINDSOR TIES.
SUSPENDERS, all white and plain colors
NEW YACHT HAT. Straight Brim Macki
naws. All the fashion. Beautiful Goods. Si 50.
The prettiest Alaokin&w Hats aver shown at
cj 50.
V DUNLAP'S and NASCIMENTO’S FINE HATS.
Splendid Pearl Derby Hats only $2 50.
GLORIA CI.OTH LMBREIAJLB, so durable,
all sizes.
LYONS SILK UMBRELLAIV "Riding Crops."
FINE JEANS DRAWERS as 50c.; Excellent
Quality.
BALBRIGGAN and LISLE THREAD UN
DERWEAR.
Fast Black Half Hose; every pair warranted;
no staining the feet.
LADIES' RTDING HATS in stock andtoor
der. Embroidered Buggy Cloths; wash goods
of Linen. Fine Wool Overskirts and Rubber
Sole Yachting Shoes,
AT
LaPAR’S,
29 Bull Street. I
ARRIVE BETHESDA.
9:40 a. m.
10:40 a. m.
1:00 p. in.
3:40 p. m.
4:30 p. m.
ARRIVE IN CITY.
10:50 a. m.
1:28 p. m.
2:50 p. m.
6:80 p. m.
7: 0 p. m.
LEFEYEB
TRAP I
GUNS,
10 AND 12 BORE, I
Assorted Weights, I
Don SA-laic BY B
Palmer Bros I
GROCERIES AM) LIQUORS- II
R. SELECT WHISKY, per gallon 5 B
BAKER WHISKY, nor gallon 1, B
IMPERIAL WHISKY, tier gallon °Z ■
PINEAPPLE WHISKY, per gallon B
OLD RYE WHISKY, per gallon '.2 ■
N. E. HUM and RYE GIN B
MADEIRA, PultT and SHERRY WINES - u ■
to $8 00. - ■
CAT \ Wit A and BLACKBERRY WINES ** ® ■
to 81 .50 ■
GUO. 'FRIES of ail kinds cheap. ■
FKUITS of all kinds cheap. H
MACON BAUSAGK, nice, fresh, dolly. K
BANANAb from 75c. to $1 35 per buiiOlL B
--FOR * ALE BY— H
A. H. CHAMPION!
tM CONGRESS STREET. I
HANKS. I
KISSIMMEE CITY BANK ■
Kissimmee City, Orange County, Els H r
CAPITAL, * v " 11,
'■pRANSACTa regular banking business. B'
1 particular attenl ion to Florida coliem. _
Correspondeuee solicited. Ism- Exchank . H
New V ork. New Orleans, Savannah ana J.v,. H
sonvUle, Kla RealdeiitAgentsfor Co.it;. .
and Mellville. Evans A Cos, of London. 1 ,
New York correspondent; The Hew H
National Bauk H

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