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! WITH DS ALWAYS i _ Florence and Naples Have Their Supply ol Mendicants. BIRMINGHAM ALSO IN LINE Some Are Stationary While Others, Like the Winds, Come and Go. HERE AND THERE WE MEET THEM Some Are Blind, Others Deformed, but the Veteran of Them All Is He Who "Cannot Kick” Because of Dull Times. “Well, I see you still have them.” "What. thj smallpox?” “No, the mendicants.” ”Y-s, like bad luck, they still cling to us„ ad it looks like we will never get rid of them.” These words were heard by an Age Herald r-porter In front of t’he Florence THE LEGI.ES8 FI D DI.ER. hotel yesterday. The truth of the state ment of the stay-at-home In answer to the queries of the frequent visitor sug gested a first-class opportunity for a bit of Insight into the unfortunate element which pervades the streets and avenues of the city daily. Naples is celebrat-d for its thousands of mendicants. Florence, her sister city, Is by no means lacking in them. Jto fairer cities adorn the Eastern conti nent, yet the presrnce of hundreds and 'thousands of vagabonds, beggars and unforturates on the principal thorough fares of the cities but serve to dim the ■lustre, and the blot grows instead of di minishing the more one sees of them. Birmingham has her share of mendi cants, and they are here to stay. There are all kinds of mendicants, old and young, male and female, white and black, some of 'them unsightly while oth ers of the unfortunatesare not uncom-iy to look upon. There was a time when there were to be seen on the streets and avenues of this city d form d persons l whose very presence would cause men to shudder, and women to fall ill, and yet they were allowed to roam without mo lestation. Thes-, fortunately, have dis appeared. Now for a word or two about those to be seen daily in shis city. The Legles* Fiddler. First, is the legless fiddler. His name Is Hiram Weidman. A few years ago he was an able-bodi d man and made a good living for his family. An evil day came and he was picked up at the rail road crossing a maimed and crippled man. After the physicians and surgeons had finished with him he was minus both legs and a erippl for life. He- disapp ared from the streets of the city for >a time, and reappeared in an Invalid's chair with a fiddle and bow in hand. He had been transformed from a workman fco a Iflddler. I While minus both lower limbs, he was not unsightly, and when he would tune up his lidtlle, rosin his bow and with his best ablltty draw from the strings old, familiar tunes the nickels would rattle in Ills little tin box. No matter if he did a land office business or made a water haul, he never was seen to change eoun leninoe. * "How’s business, Mr. Weidman?” asked the reporter, as the legless llddier was sawing away aft the tuna the cow evl- | dently must have died on. “I can’t kick,” he said and continued his sawing. The Blind Fiddler. The blind fiddlier is a recent Importa tion, having come to Birmingham only a couple of years ago. His name is Robert A. Jtackson, as he will politely Inform you should yon ask him. He 1® a native Ala- 1 bamian, was born in “High” Jackson county fifty years ago. He Is by no merits a grumbler at his hard lot, being of a philosophical turn of mind. Should you ask him he will tell you tha t he was only 9 mon ths old when by an unfortun ate accident he lost the sight of both t-yes. He fell In a fire and when taken out had lost his sight. In later years he was taught the ant of making music with a fid-lie ami bow, and soon became an | adept. When he had reached the age of mattiI'M;,- he attempted to earn a liveli hood at beaching vlollni lessons, bub his infirmity was a bar and he was forced to take hie fiddle and go upon the highways and earn a living. Whie on a tour of Hhe Lone Star state he s'-1tied down in Texarkana and tlmre married. The result of his marital lif” ■was a. bright little girl. The mother died and the child is now in kindly hands at Pratt City. Ask the blind m I net r el how his lllitie daughter is and his face becomes bright and he 9'cnis to forget for the time his lrlflrmity and he speaks oheerlngly of her. Ilia-address betokens good breeding, n.nd he is not at all disagreeable to cun verse with. “How is business with you today. Mr. Jackson?” naked the reporter. “Out of sight,” replied he arid he con tinned his rnedly. “Do you know my tin box Is a chrono moteft quhrled he of the reporter. "Well, no, I don't see how it is," reput'd the reporter. "I'll tell you,” he said, "when the riokUa fall regularly I know the people a,re doing well, but when they come f w and far between 1 kno-w times are hard.” "Quite philosophical,” thought 'the re porter as he moved away. The Armless fiddler. The latest acquisition to the mendicant ranks is a man with only one arm. He, too. is a fiddler. You will ask him how he mbnflgos to make music with a fiddle and bow, having only one arm. I will tell you. He places the how under his knee joint, grasps the fiddle wi|h the single hand and by a swinging motion of til ■ body forces the strains from the Instrument. The musi'o is by no means melodious, yet It is the best he can do and he deserves ail the nickels ho receives during the day. There is rot a day laborer In the city who works as faithfully or bard as he doe», Still he never has anything to say, but continues his sawirrg. Where he cam“ from tii° reporter could rot learn, as the man was too busy for InterruptUm. T ti n n ; There is a lonely looking remalo. blind, ■too. who sits patiently all day in one spot, a placard on her breasit and without a word to say to any on . She really ex cites one's pity. A: times when the nick els do not come fast enough she consoles herself by humming an almost inaudible tune—a song without words. "By the way, this reminds me of an oc currence I witnessed a day or two ago, In Which •this lain- woman and the blind fiddler were the principal figures. ! say the principal figures because the tnan got rhe money and rhe woman got left. Three elegantly dressed women past! d 'the comer where 1 was standing The lone woman was seat'd at the corner of t.h*e Florence an-d th-o blind musician sat B few steps away up the street. As the I trio of b-nutos parsed tie- ■ •.■rnr h» : dross of one of •them s wept th bedraggle,! ; skirts of the unfortunate'woman. Not a j look of sympathy did she go: from hirer 1 of them. But look, they aouoally s.opp d and -tw • of them gave the blind runs rain a nickel each. I thought Woman, lovely wranajt, how lncorislatertt thou art. I asked myself why they did not divide their charity and give the woman one nickel and the man the other. I guess they had a right to do wfth their money as itoey saw At." The Blind Miller. The Blind Miller Is another periodical visitor to'the streets and aver.iues of the city. Some people say he has amassed a large sum of money by grinding out manufactured music from a hand organ, but the correctness of '.the assertion I would not dare to at-empt to verify. He has all of the latest tunes, and some of the oldest, too, for that ma'tter. All Is grist that comes to his mill, and be con tinues to grind. * * * All of the above are White. There are a number of black mendicants In ittoe city, however. One in particular I recall to mind, for many a time and oft In tha early morn has he made my life miser able by locating himself underneath my window, and despite all my efforts to drive him away, would, with his hand Instrument of’coiture, grind out "Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?” Oh. how I wish some kindly person would come along and give him the d sired in formation in order that be might go arid And him and set his troubled mind at rest. But the friend for whom I longed never came. A long time ago the ci'ty was accursed by the presence of a blind negro who had for a companion a lad. also of a dark color, Who had a voice wi h a screech in It like an old rusty door. The grindokit they used was paralytic and the boy's voice was perfectly attuned to ft. The Stone of sorgs in 'their repertoire was lim ited to two—'the song and the chorus. The blind bard had a good voice—butt the boy—heaven Porfpnd. rt was worse than a month in DryTortugas. You could n<n drive them off. It was folly to try. The bard, fortunately, was addicted jo gam bling—he could sa excellently well at night, bu't was blind as a bat by day. One eve while gambling with another of his race he was caught working "horses” and a "razoo” was soon Aourishing in he air. A light, the police court the next day, and. "Bless the Judge,” Jhe bard was order-d to leave town on pain of do ing time on the rock pile. He left. Go to your doctor for advice; he is the best man to tell you what medicine you need. Go to your drug gist for your medicines; he knows more about druiis than a dry goods man. Stick to your doctor and to your druggist if you are a sick man, but don t go to your druggist for advice. If your doctor tells you to get Scott’s Emulsion it is because he knows it to be the remedy in all conditions of wasting, the one reliable, permanent preparation. Get what you ask for. scHnni of Mil ir and thfiiry. We wish to coll a.t' nttion 'do an in-t.l tutiorl of which Birmingham and. Indeed, all Alabama should be proud. iMIsb Daisy Woodruff Rowley, last year established thi- School of Music and The ory. Sixty-five pupils were enrolled the A list term, and tihe memto rship has con tinued 'no gro w un'111 tWeschool now ranks with tihe best music coll-ges in this or any city. We have rtci lived cave of Miss Rowl>'tit’s corcu'i u'.s. sv.i.r.fliig lkyi't'h the music course which will be pursue d. This ai'.alcgue gives evidence of care ful compilalUm, and even a cursory gl'anee will show that the methods em ploy'd by Mlea Rowley are equal in p IrJt of thioriaugih and eysitems.tlc training to a ny music school'in America or Kurt \ This is ri t ovciri'a'tlng '.h 1 School of Music and Theory, for th- principal. Mhv Rowley, ha-1 mad 'theStudy of music and: theory her life work. a,nd r.c'm.ly spant three years at the Royal Conservatory In Du pden. G-rnma.ny. Miss Rowley has added -a vocal de part men):, which will to? in charge of Maddlm Emi 11 ? Von N'.va-rr. of Vl'.-n—i. Austria, with a '.leciht'iieal course of study ext-imdiirg through four years. In Jairiuary. 189S. -Ilfs scbool will be in corpora .".-d. and d trees will he given upon completion of rp cified work. FORT PAYNE. An Attempt to Hob Post offlce-Stcre En tered by Burglars—Circuit Court Con venes-Foundry Besumes Work. Port Payne. Ala., July 31.—(Sp ciil.)— Prof. J. ‘J. Jacovvay and Hu>hell Taylor, of Trenton, tia., aiv visiting r- datives here. Circuit court converts next M nday, Aug. 2. Docket light. Dr. P. P. Gale has go e north, where h? will Icca'be and continue the practice of medicine. An attempt to rob the po-toffle • at this pine.- was nta le Thursday right by breaking one of (he poatoffiro boxi s. The sime night “ome on-' hr-ke into the rtor* of Wmc Tibbs and tc>k a pair of sho s. i No clue to the guilty partv can he f urd. The Fort Paytre stnv' foundry will re sume work next Me rday. The Alabama pottery works are now In full lila-1 an! m doubt a profllab ” business will result from en-’gles of Mt cars. H. T. Pop' and B F. Kidd r. YOUNG LADIES 1 who suffer from Profuse, Painftrt, Suppressed or Ir regular Menstruation aro ^soon restored to health by Eradrlcld’s Female Regulator. < It has been used with , Vrreat miecoso for more ^thttu 30 yearn and known \ to act on the organs cf Menstruation. It never ’faile to give relief and j ..restore health to tho si if- j feriog-woman. It should bo token by tho girl just | budding i nto uom un hood .when Mount ru- i at.ion in Scant. Supprcnced, jrrogularor Painful, c.ml all clolicr-to voiaon siiouhl use it, ao it boa r, woudorfui influence in toniug up and Blrongi hening li< rsyutc i by driving through the propor chauucJo nil impurities. Tmc srao-ield rcoulator co., atuv ita, 'a. OCi.3 OV ALL Cr.OCCISTJ AT 01 rctl COTTI.S. , EACH ESCAPED THE OTHER Peculiar Eod of a Pawnee’s Fight With a Sioux. THE CLIMAX OF A BLOODY BATTLE After a Desperate Conflict Each Found Himself Disgraced and Hurried to Drown Himself. "Bee that old cottonwood back of .he round-house?” asked the superintend ent, as I be car crash'd by a small etaititwi far ouit on the plains. I taw the tree. “Keep that in mind,” said my friend, "and 111 tell you a story—H. ends at that tree.” The tight train was now swinging around ithe long curves by t'he banks of a slowly running,river, Ithe official lighted « frtsh cigar, put bis feet up in a chiair and fold '.he story: "A band of'trad Indians, under the fero cious Bear Foot, had been threatening us for three days. The seouts had scarcely slept for as many night's, and at dawn of ttho fourth morning trouble commenced. The Pawnees, who were on picket duty under government pay, were as wily as the £L'oux, who were planning the capture c'f our little station'. When, the enemy had crept up, almost Into our camp, k ep ing under the bank or the river, they were detected by the trained ear of the red BJouts. The captain in command of the government forces was slow to b- lieve that the river which ran past 'he round house was literally alive with Sioux, but he knew the scout was too sly To advise an attack that was unnecessary. "If the Sioux were actually creeping up 1n the dtarkn ss, under he bank of tho stream, at was easy to guest the object. When they were there in sufficient num bers they would swarm out on us like ■red antts, 'before the drowsy soldiers could g-'t to their feet "The scout and -be captain crept close to the river and lay upon the ground listening for any sound ttask might be ma'de by the crawling Sioux. Occasionally they could hear a shuttling, scuffling sound, and now and .hen a low ‘ker plunk’ as a pebble rolled down the bank and fell in-to the water. In a little while .Vie daptaiin had become convinced that there were Indians in the river. How many, he could not tell, but he knew thaS Bear Float would not come alolie. "The scouts were now awak ned and lined up near the round-house, betv.'vii the track and the riv r. We had fifty men, mostly Pawnees, and 'hey * re now plan d ten feet apart, so that we covered about SOO feet of the river. The captato passed along the line and ap prised the mein of the danger. At the flash of a bullseye lamp in the round house th men were t> fail down and erawi up to within ten yards of ihe stream and lie quiet unt.il dawn, unless the 'Sioux cam - out before than time. They had not been waiting ten minutes When a ruff o*f feashers show d up along the bank. In vanity everyone of the scout's levelled Mis gun at the Sioux, who, unable ta see the s Idlers, poised upon the hank tb listen. Th captain knew that his men had their fingers upon the rig g' in. an! the first warning ih> Sioux bad' was the officer's comma nd to fire. Before the Sioux could gain their feet, or even drop behind th bank, the scouts blazed away. A dazen or mere Indians roll'd d'own into the river, but Bear Foot knew that we 'had but a 'handful of men, while he Wad hundreds. The sound of our rifles was Still • dicing in the grove down :he river when the bank bristled again with redskins. There was no need for the cap tain to order his mem to fire now—the rtiwnee scouts were b -duff. Th v ha ed th Sioux as bitterly as It is possi ble for one human being to bait- another, presuming, of course, that Indians are human, and Instantly they let go again. The line of heads above th™ bank seem' l to waver, bt"t a mom nt later they re appeared ten times as ma ny as before. “Th captain of he scouts saiw at a giant? i.-it'- at tire rat' thev w-rv i- tv coming from th™ riv :■ the Sioux won't] soon outnumber hie fore™ ten to on™. The s-ooutts st the beet nine had hell a rl - cid-rd advantage pvar the attacking par ty. ard tlie officer dtt rmin tl to hold it. ‘Thev didn't fight Indians with urns and charts, and the officers comandine theswu'ts rar ly ev r ha 1 the nleasur ■ < f overlooking a baft! > through a fle'difjSH from the summit . f a far-off hill. A man’s head had to work rapidly, and h's hands as w 11. and sometimes his f. et. The Bloux fought rinse in. as the Ro mans fought, and the conflict was us ua'lv short and decisive. “Seeing the Sioux determined and des perate th™ captain ordered his men to charge, and. leaping to thoir f et. the ft" uts advanced at a run, firing as they went. Many of the warriors were -wept back by th" charge, hut others cam™ un out of the dark river t? take tl ■ '•■ places. Our men rushed rjvht upon 1 js hank of the stream, firing the lead in ■> the Rioux as th-'y came swarming up from the river. “When th" scouts bad emptied their : 'fles and r'stals they clubbed their guns? Mary of the Rioux were now gf.'ning the level ground above the bank wh re the fight was raging. Onlv the great advantage our men held—being able to engage the S!"UX before th»y r tild get to their feet or use theLr guns—gave us ltope. But. as the enemy grew still more numerous with each passing mo ment. rile scouts realized that th > strug gle must h- short and bloody, and they fought with the rlrsp ratio]- of men mak ing a last stand at the door of death. “Day was dawning raplrthv new. and the sc uts, observing that th -tr an, of Rioux was pouring into th" c-nler of out line, and th°t the extreme right and 1 ■ t had little to do, b:gan to cine ■ up. They had been !• so many close fights that th? men segmed. wln-n oree ret to^-ork. t> know just what to do. and the-- m ve 1 like dancers wh go through the differ." t figures rvf a quadrille without prompt ing. •* “A half circle thrown out 10f> fret from the bank of the stream would now in close the combatrnts. so clcs" and des perate was the fighting. [n .fitfie while the scouts had form d a solid line along the hank, while those not engaged there fought and usually finished toe Rioux who suecseded in gaining the level plain. Rome wm-? slaughtered and others were forced to leap the l ank and rejoin their coturjdss, sc ing which th" warriors hurrying up the riv r beean-e rlio-.-niireged and h-y-ii to retreat. 11 thls time it was so tight that we eett'd see the desperate faces • f the savag «. Tt was a new end V vel sight to lu . i. r I did '-ot hel eg at the front. I had only arrived th day hefo- e w.i'h e trrin lo-d nf mat ri .1. and had u“i-u«d'd the captain, whom I knew very well, to al low ve to remain near him during th - pvr-.-v.-'".'. never,dr-am'r» that T mi:- it b erfied unen to fight fee mv I'fe. T fo 1 net r- • h frari'eai’y 'ntia the fiercest of the fight, rn ' di'l I rur w y. I had ask'd to he allow d to t-'- - na-*. and s 'food oiy ground an'1 d'l a hd T c'-’d aa.'t n nv. affr th“ "hl'l ■ til first friyht had passed r. way, I begin I to study the face* of these desperate red men who, having ceased yelling, were working with wonderful coolnes* to wipe each other from the face of the earth! Despite the fact that it was awfully in teresting, there was something ^ouehirg ly sad In the spectacle of these red des peradoes, who were bom brothers, and who ought to have been fighting shoulder to shoulder, if there was fighting to do, closing tn upon one an ther in a desper ate struggle that could end only Iri death. “As I stood watching a big Sioux, who was fighting uhree scouts single-handed, and who. upt.o this point, Beamed not only to hold hfe own, but who had kilted on a of his assailants, 1 observed a Dawn e dart past me. Turning to look where he ran, I t-u* that he was engaging a Sioux ■who must have been s.ejllng up behind arse. As the men tome together they ap pear d, by mutual agreement, to drop their guns and pielJols and agree upon knives as the proper weapons with wtoich to settle their differences. They came at each 'half crouched, but When no. more than six feet separated them they paused and glared a t each other like "Wild beasts. Then I hey flew tut each Other, their knives clashed, and .hey bounded back as if they had been rubber balls. Without tak ing ,lme to tor athe, tlh "j were a; it again, and mixed up so that I could not .-ay which was which. Very natui-odly, I wan ed to 'help'.ho Pawnee,whose bravery toad saved my life, btl 1 dared r:a; fire, or even strike with myC'lubibed rifle, for far of hitting the seouit. P shape the most d had ever done for him was to give ihim a cigar or some 'very bad .obaoco, tout he had heroically taken my place in a hot engagement, in which 1 would not have net las: longer than a snowflake would In the firebox ct the 49. When th- .-e savage souls had been leaping and Mash ing at each other for forty or firry sec onds, they were-tooth covered with blood, tout so far as fierceness w -nt, they were still undaumed. The Ms', of the invading army had been driven back to t'he river. The scouts were running along the bank firing at the dark forms of the Sioux who wore swimming down stream to g t out of the range of the deadly rifles of the i Pawnees. 1 “Don't si land so close," said a voice from behind me. and at the same time the captain took hold of my arm and pulled m- back. A half doxen scouts now ,1o!nod us, but no one offered to -help the P'awnee, who*- tsce ajul arms were reeking with blood. As they fought the men kcj.1 working away from the river and toward the roundhouse. It seemed to me that the Sioux had tho hew. of the fight, and 1 said so to the captain, but toe refused to tmerfew or to believe that any Jiving Indian could kill this Pawnee 1n a single-banded engagement. “How m n could lose so much blood and s 111 fight so fiercely wan a mystery to me. for - they -- t m d to get strong' r rather than, weaker as the battle progressed. "Without not.-.jig w nejv i went, J had been walking backward since the fight began, ani of a sudden, finding It nee ess, try to step quickly to keep clear of the knives, my back 'truck against the cot tonwood tree. Before I had time to slip away the Sioux, to escape the Pawnee, leaped back against me. The moment he felt himself come in con-'act with me -he dug back with his bloody knife, which pass'd between my right arm and my body and stuck faBt in the tree. The Pawnee was quick to take advantage of Ihe situation and leaped upon his an tagonbt, but the wily Sluux had not taken his eye from the s mut, and now, twisting h1s knife from the cottonwood he mode a last desp- -rate effort too slay him. For a moment t'h-e men were so mix d up that it was utterly impossible to tell one from the other. They were on, the ground, up again, now rolling over each oth- r and then leaping high into the air. Fnr a m in nt they seer.*e<l to be kneeling, carped in each other’s arms. Now the left hand of the Sioux went to the Pawree’r hair and at the sam - In stant the scout reached for the scalp of his foe. There was a swift flash of steel and the two men baped to their fret. They glared at each other; each at the I bloody trophy the other 'held, and a mighty change came over the hid-ous features of the-panting ravages. “The look of ferocious hatred disap ! pearrd at once, and in. its place there I came an expression of utter hopelr.-s j r.t-ss and indescribable despair. “Of course, they could fighti no more. 1 for, in the eyes of these Indians, to lose j one’s .oca-ip was to lose one's life. As If i mow:d by a single impulse they each ! dropped their scalps and weapons, put ; their held.- down, and started for the | river. Each coined bent upon reaching | the hank 1 fore his dreadful oompar.ioii j could throw his hideous form into th • | stream, tout they were not less equally i matched 1n death than they had been In ! life, ard so it came out, at the end of it ! all. that th- sy leaped from the high bank ! together and went down ir.ho the dark i water.”—Oy. Warm an, in New York Sun. ---- Dancing at East Lake five n i gilts a week. Music by Mon tano’s band. augltf GARDENERS! Landreth’snew-crop Turnip Seed just received Ellis Drug Company. • Sacred Concert at East Lake Sunday by Ckace’s band, Pliil lemo!i, director. augltf PANTS~ Absolutely Necessary if This Postmaster Con tinued in Cffice. The following is undoubtedly a true bill, as it was written by the editor of ihe Washington Times, who was private secretary of Wane.maker when the latter was p'-slmost- r general: “No man in public office over received a great-1' number of or.ginal letter* than 3 in Wanamaker; also, hereceiv-. d more begging letters from self-appoint d Chth-Mans, who had h >ard of his phil anthropy. The following letter is from a postmaster living in a small town in South Carolina: "T understand that you are a philan thropist. as well as a shrewd business man. I am postmaster here, ard went, to be reappointed. I can't, however, fill the place unless you send me a pair of pants. The pair I have • n have b en hall'--oled so Often they can’t be r- soled any more. " ’In my intervals of leisure (which Is about all the time) 1 sit in a-out of 11. office oi top of a flour barrel, and wh n ladles inquire for mail 1 treat them with the utmost deference, retreating backward before th m. "’There is another man here looking f- r the place. 11c don't knew a ti thing. but he has a good pair ofbre ch s, and if you can't send me a pair, you can treat this letur ns my resignation, m-.d give Ihe office to him.' ”—Pittsburg Dis patch._ WSMKESS GF fa Quickly, Thoroughly, Forever Cored by r. Ti *w perfe^ied acienti fle BifUion that cannot fail miles* tho c*»*j i* boyoud hpin.m aid. You fee! im proved tho flrat day. feel a beneht rvory day, soon know yourft«*!f a king mining men in body, mind and heart, i Drain* and Icsact enHetl. Every obstacle to happy married life removed. Nerve force, will, energy, when failing or lost, are restored by this treatment. All xvriiff portion* i.f the body cnitreed and atrengtdi enrj. Writo for our book, with evdatiations and proofs Sent aralod, free. O/er 2.100 referancoe. Ef:.E LEDiCAL CQ„ A GREAT ENGLISH STRIKE j. .. When All Kinds of Industries Were Nearly at a j Standstill for Six Weeks. Thomas Grundy, the well-known labor J* lender of this city, was a participaai't In j some ct the famous strike* which oecur rad In England forty or more years ago, and his recollections of the maiuer in which th;y were condtlctttd and his cora I mend upon* th good which they acoom i plished are interesting just now, when strikes and rnmora of strikes are engag j ir*< the attention of nearly everybody. I Mr. Grundy Is row upivaiJ of 60 years of : ug' ■, and has been a haul worker in the ! labour movement nearly all his life.He I drew his first inspiraitlon from a mob of striking weavers who. when Mr. Glumly ! wa- seven years old, called at the sohoo'i 1 house where he was b ginning his educa tion and compelled the teacher to g.ve I the scholars a vacation. This was a ! unique form of enforced sympathy strike, which Mr. Grundy 'has never since seen, , duplicat'd. He had sometimes would ed j at the; tameness of labor struggles which he has since wi'trJtws cl compare id with j what he saw in his boyhood's days, but i as he remembers his feeling on Uie gi'eat occasion it was simply on * of eailsfacth n that the strlk rs should icll ve him of the necessity of going to school According to Mr. Grundy's description! elf this strike it must have been one of the gi'-'atest labor struggles that ever occur t d. In 1842 the condition of the oott< n I workers in Lancashire, I Yorkshire Cheshire had become ro had, owing to the ir.i.'i'odutSt'iinn of machinery, that a I p-ticral strike movement was brought ! about without an,y organization and at 1 first without leadership. I On Its spontaneous character it seems to I have much resembled the present min ! ers' ptrlke now on In half a dozen states, though Mr.Grundy Insists that th- mine s have possessed groat advantages for tha Inauguration of a general str ke com pared with wha. the weavers liad on ‘.hat occasion, as the latter were absolutely without any organization whatever. Lur ing the six weeks industry of every kind was entirely susp nded in the district affected, i'. being estimated tha: in the neighborhood of 3.600.000 people w-re idle. Th.s included the weavers themselv s and p rsons of every other occupation whom they obliged to leave work. The small trad .-men and manufacturers were oblig ed to close their places, the teachers In the schools had to send their pupils home and .he strikers even prevented tbe pa*« , ing of vehicles upon the highways by mas-lug themselves in compact bodl-s through which no h'orse onuld be driven. Blr. Grundy bavirg been very young ! «t 'the time this strike occurred, most r.f his Information about ' has been gath ered from reading. The incidents which 'he remembered are principally the forcing of ills teacher to dismiss school and the | obliging . f his father to suspend husl ne.-s. llr. Grundy's father was a hatt-r, having a shop of his own and employing a few hands in the town of Ashton, near o inc.ii si o'. Th" strikers came i-- a large body, and It was only necessary j for one of them to say: "Put out that fire, I Grundy,” and the 'hatter immediately : suspended ail work in his lit'tlo place and sent his men home to wait for the strike to be over. Mr. Grundy remembers seeing bodies of the strikers marching along the high ways thickly massed 'togeth r and fill ing the roads from, side to side as far as they could b° s en. They were always armed with clubs, and when marching would line up together, each grasping the club of the man on either side of hint, and so weaving themselves Into a solid mass. In tills way It was rend r d impossible for anything or anybody to occupy the road bu't the strikers, and their object of forcing a general suspen sion of business in the district was ob tained. This wa.s only for a little while, however, as large bodl-s of troops of the empire were ordered into the dis trict held by the strikers, and soon obliged them to pres rvr the peace and desist from interfering with the affairs of those who desired to carry on busi ness. Mr. Grundy’s recollection of the m tier is that much sympathy was displayed for th- strik-rs by th- troops, and 'that the latter were of very little use so far as breaking the strike of the weavers was concerned. The strike was lost, ’tow v-r, the weavers going back to their work a't llie end of six weeks with out having obtained any increase of wages or ary shortening of th It- hours of labor. It was not long, however, un til parliament, as a result of this strike, b-gan to pay tom" att-ntion to the con dition of the weavets. an'd laws which served very effectually to ameliorate their condition were passed. O'bden, Bright and other great English statesmen took up their cause, and inves tigations and discussions resulted, the good effects of which are still frit. The repeahof the corn laws, by which English workingmen were enaheld to obtain cheaper food, Mr. Grundy thinks, was largely due to this trike, though It had been advocated before the strike took place. Another law which was of great benefit forbade women and children un d r 18 years of ago to be employed in the etton mills longer than ten hours a day. This law was not only a good thing in it s, If. but it caused the work rs gener ally to think and agitate for a general ter.-hour day. and sonic ten years aft"r the gr at strike of 1842 there was a gen eral strike for t n hours, which resulted successfully, and which was the begin ning of better times In the matter of 1; til's if labor In early all English in dustries. vt:-. Grundy was employed In a cotton mil! 1 n-self at the time this last strike took place. The workingmen simply quit work nipn they hail worked ten , hours one day, and so Inaugurated a mo'-i ment which was successful. Mr. Gian iy says that at that time there was . a. little gen.ral education that many persons could not tell the time of day by a click, and so in passing around the word f. i the inauguration of the strike everybody wa.s instructed to stop work vriv r. the clock pointed straight up and down, this being a method of souring a ■more general understHruling than to say 6 o'clock In the evening. ' In the mill where Mr. Grundy worked the clock was watched all aft rnoin, and wh'-n the time cam- there was a general rush for the uts de of the mill. Th- fio e ,man hid the gates locked and “proceeded •to'harangue'.he workmen, but It was to m purpose. Several were notified that they were discharged, but this produced n.i ’off. ct upon them or th" others. Mr. Grundy, thinks limit among ignorant workm n, that is, 'among '.hni-e who are Ignore re in the minster of education ob tained from honks, there 1ms b"0r. nn a j-ei more lov-fiy to each e.‘Un[• dis played than by those who are fairly edu cated. At any rate, '.Jiey stuck together upon this occasion, and won th"ir strlk* so •thoroughly that there was never after wards a genual return to 'the old prac tice of working twelve to fifteen h airs ■a day. In the mill where Mr. Grundy war. • mT'l'iyed. ton. tile manager, after the ten-hour sysiena had be*n in force for mm" time, called the morkni-r tocrih-r end expressed his en'isfaetl n with it, roving that th" results obtained were much more satisfactory from ille ■'r.n l point of the proprietors than under Uie old way. A CHANCE TO SAVE. "I can save you $3,000. Mr. Money bags." "How si?" "Well, then., say you give your daugh ter $30,000 as marriage portion." tv H?" "Well. I'll take her for forty-five."— Harper's Bazar. Malone Boot & Slice Co. i3 the place to buy your Shoes.