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L M'HDAT, BKU1U 1*, 1WU.
THE HOME.
Gossip and dealings for the Fam
I ily Circle.
Sensible Talk About Winter Ventilation —
Timely Topics—Household Hints —
Reliable Recipes —Latest
fashion Notes.
W inter
"V\~Wei» winter mow veutilatiou b.'.
xHwien, ewpcvtalfe? in etanely-built, cual
heated city houaes, a matter of
supreme importance. The following
auggt-stioos, borrowed from the col
umn* of the Independent, are timely
and pertinent: Heating and ventila
tion in Mimmcr are much more adjust
able to each other ami to surroundiug*
than in the winter. The natural veutil
ation l»y doors antl windows id readily
available. Whatever may be the iu >re
artificial, these are resorted to with ease
in order to make adjustments. Hut in
winter the blasts from without will not
do. li«*h heating and ventil ition be
come matters for internal regulation.
Heat, iu order to l>e desirable, needs to
be such as is imparted to pure air and
such as admits of regulation as to de
gree, while moisture ban some relation
to our comfort iu connection with it.
The changes which have occurred iu
heatiug methods have involved new
risks, a* «ell as added to convenience.
1'he old open fireplace was very much
of a self-regulator. It warmed the air
it found in the room, and by drawing
toward itself al«» served for veutilatiou.
With it the problem was not how to
have the air pure, but how to keep
warm. The open grate, with its re*
tiectimt surrouudings, was much of the
*ame character, anil often lett the back
of the person aud of the room too cold.
Then came stoves of various patterns,
which mostly drew their air-supply
from the room*. By a more central
positiou and a greater radiatiugsurface,
they imparted more heat, but were
less valuable for ventilating purposes.
The gas burners, while they give lew
escape to coal gases, arc so nearly air
tight thai they aid but little in room :
ventilatiou. Next the furnaces came,
with their air-supply either from the
cellar or more'wisely fr-»m au air-duct
without. Thus a warmed air is
introduced into the room more like- i
ly to have its full supply of oxygen. J
According to the place of its iutroduc
tion.it mingles with or drives out the
air before in the room. Iu doing this,
it gives rise to currents quite different
from th'jse caused by tire-places or
stoves. It does not always rapidly obey
the law as to the diffusion of gases. We
need yet, with the anemometrt and l»y
other methods, to study just where the
hot air should t>e introduced, whether
both at the floor and at the ceiling, and
liow to regulate its flow. While hot
air tends to ri«e, the momentum is
much affected by its tendency t*» flow
along surfaces and by the varying heat
atditlereiit height*-of the air already
in the room. Persons are often injured
by the habit of standing over registers
orsittingin such close relation to them
as to have on one side a blast of hot air,
quite diffT-nt iu temperature from that
on the ether side of th >m.
The advantage «f steam over hot air
is that it is more rapidly equalized and
steam pip-.'S do not seem so to affect
the iron as when air is baked. Kven
the radiators arc not absolutely
air-tight. We. jH-rhap", -till nor 1 some
explanation of the prevalent i«N:i that
steam heat i- more genial than dry, hot
air heat.
The use, a'so, of gas stoves ts to no
small degree super** ling coal in small
rooms anions those who can only atlord
inconstant tirts. Thoy are so easily
lighted and put "i't, aud are so very
ready heaters. Vet, :vs they cousume
the oxygen of the air, they often inter
fere with good ventilation aud cause
unevenni-s of temi>erature. We do
not, as vet. know of a perfect oil or ga*
btove for heating purposes, hut await
improvements in this direction. Kleo
tricity, t«*>, hns its future, perhaps, for
heat, a- well a* for light. It Is well for
us. iu preparing for winter heating, to
bear fully in mind such outliuos as
these, and see to it that We do not have
too much or too unequal heat, and that
we use that uielhod of heating which is
most consistent with pure air and good
ventilation.
TIMELY TOPICS.
"Swxet r.iTTi.K Doves."-A reac
tionary movement would seem t<» have
begunin Englandinthe naatterof wear
ing birds. We read in Truth of a gar
den party at which a young girl was
boycotted for wearing on her hat "two
sweet little gray doves" which she
t <>a»ted mniie one had shot especially
for her. The other girls scarcely spoke
to her and made the men promise not
to dance with her, and she was only re
instated into general favor when site
removed her hat, confessing that she
had never thought of the cruelty to the
birds.
KCatcium; <_'ot«i».—When a current of
air blows iu at tt»e window all the light
and small particles of lint and dirt are
carried with the current of air. We
breathe the Insoluble and Irritating
matter into the nose, throat and bron
chia'; we sneeze, become hoarse and
cough. We go to an evening entertain
ment, sutler much the same as described,
from the inhalation of an atmosphere
tainted with the exhalations of feerowd
of persons, some of whom almost cer
tainly have catarrh, pulmonary phthisis
or otner form of disease of the air-pas
sages. All these sources of irritation of
the respiratory passage- are set down
as cold.
Kkuitlkss "J OC"—"According to
the correspondent of a trade journal,"
says St. James Gazette, "it is a mistake
to suppose that fruit i> absolutely ne
ceauary to the manufacture of preserves.
He descril>es a visit to a lan;« jain-pro
ducing factory, in which h» found that
the work was being carried on without
the aid of fruit at all. Jams of various
kind* were being produeed before his
eyes—currant, pluui, apricot, strawber
ry, raspberry and goastvrry. Vet neith
er currant, plum, strawberry, apricot,
raspberry, nor goosU'rrv was in the
building. Turnips served the purpose
of the fruit. The tlavoring matter was
extracted from c.*d tar, and the resem
blance to raspberry and strawberry
jam was further increased by mixing
the boiling compound with small seeds
of same cheap innocuous herb. A com
mon form of sugar is used-and this is
the only honest Ingrediednt of the
tu&a. T he*e preserves are offered as
made from "this season's fruit."
Womkn's Health. -Eminent med
ical authority is given for the statement
that the chances for life for men are,
on the whole, better itr this country
than iu England, and the same would
doubtless prove true as regards women
were like comparative statistics availa
ble. On the subject of diet, it is assert
ed that, among thelo»erand middle
classe* of the larger New England ci
ties, the diet could hardly be wors*.
and is a nmst potent and preya^enl
source of iP-bealth. People nil them
pelves with "nnasHimilable abomina
tions," shatter their nervous system bj
excesnlve tea dcinkine, and dyspepsia
with its attendants Is the result J Never
theless, the outlook is not less encourag
ing than twenty-live years kgo.
Abskmcal Bkaltieh. — Anothe
poison, says the London World of late
year* has been steadily rising in th<
favor of ladies, and whose comsump
Lion is now enormous. No doubt th<
doctors ure primarily responsible fo
1) is fashionable vice. They prescribe aj
St'IItic u a tonic. It i* unquettfionablj
• very efficacious one, and, when used
directly, an excellent blood-purifier.
Hut no tooner does many a fair patient
perceive that it makes we complexion
v«y clear and wiiite than it has a fatal
fan-iiiation for her; and as a prepara.
tion of the drug is to be obtained or any
chemist, she is not obliged to make the
doctor a confident of bcr weakness. II
is in France, however, where this
poison is chiefly in vogue: and we may
be sure that, until our iaeal of beauty
greatly change* fot the worse, the habi
tual arsenic-takers will remain in a
very small minority in this county.
For tbe effect of the drug are two-fold;
it make* the akin of marble whiteness,
but it also rapidly produces a form o(
obesity that conies into violent conflict
with our prevailing notion* ofTeminine
charms.
KuKNiTtm: in Skts.—There is a
| great deal of nonsense talked in regard
to not buying "seta" of furniture, ami a
treat deal more nonsense "In regard to
' the ease of casually meeting with bar
gains in rich stufts, and upholstering
one chair after another until you have
I gut the number required. But the
truth is, a ".set" solves the" problem
for many jiersons who have not the
time or mean* to solve it In a more
I costly or leisurely way, and if manufac
turers will stop using the startling and
dreadful contrasts in hands upon the
figured stuff*, and u*e simple, harmon
ious styles, modern sets of furniture
would leave but little to be desired by
persona of moderate means who cannot
afford to "individualize" themselves.
Yorxo Amkkk'AN.—There is <juite a
stir made, of course, over the first in
stalment of Henry James, Jr's uew
1 novel "The Point of View," which is
I let to be whispered in confidence—a
very ordinary affair both in perform
ance and promise. More than a grain
I of sense there certainly is in this except:
I The country is made iorthe rising gen
eration: life is arranged for them; they
1 are the destruction of society. People
| talk of them, consider them, defer them,
I bow down to them. They are a I ways
' present and whenever they are present
| there is au cud to everything else.
They are often very pretty; ami physi
cally, they are wonderfully looked after;
they are" scoured and brushed, they
wear hygienic clothes, they go every
' week to ttie dentist's. Hut the little
Ikjvs kick your shins, and the little
girl> offer to slap your face! The future
is theirs: maturity will evidently he at
increasing discount. Longfellow wrote
a charming little poem called "The
Children's Century." And by children,
of course, I don't mean simple infants
I mean everything of less than twenty.
The social importance of the young
American increases steadily up to that
age and then suddenly stop*.
HINTS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
IjKMonaUK which is intended for a
sick person should lie strained. This is
particularly necessary if there is any
trouble with the stomach, as the' tough
fibres of the lemon are hard to digest.
An English lady, in ]>uttiug coals<hi
the tire iu a sick room wliere the patient
is asleep, has paper bags full ot coals,
which are readily and noiselessly liau
<Ued. The idea is well worth trying, as
it would.save a great deal of noise and
nervousness.
Tiik handle of a new traveling um
brella forms a seat when the umbrella
is.-iosed, and is easily held, without be
ing felt as any additional encumbrance,
when the article is open.
Tiikke Is an infinite variety of lamps
and lamp shades, but among the latter
none are prettier than etched designs
upon plain jiorcelain, or the covers of
real old lace, in which characteristic
medallions form part of the pattern.
Thekk is a new fashion of hanging
hall pictures, which places a contin
uous fine of them upon tbe wall over
th»" stairs, the pictures rising in steps
with the stairs. Sets of small distinct
pictures are mainly used for this pur
p«>se, ami many have been made up for
ball use by dealers in prints.
The newest frames for small oeveiou
mirrors are wrought in brass, !>ut plush
of last season art* si ill in vogue, and a
bouquet of flowers, or a large single one
with leaves embroidered on the lower
corner, is a much finer aud more ap
propriate decoration than attatcliing
one of artificial leaves of flowers.
(>NK of the great difllculties of furn
ishing with different kinds of chairs of
the costly upholstered kind now fash
ionable, is the tiuding space] for them
in which their "quaint," but oftentimes
decidedly inconvenient forms can be
made to stand, I without takiug up all
the "floor." The modern city house is
not adapted to these heavy ami many
angled pieces of furniture.
Among the pretty new things are the
lamp screens used of late, since lamps
began to play so important a part in
household life. The screeus take the
form of oblong or shield-shaped banner
ettes, and are htuig from silver chased
| or gilt standarils. A very pretty one
lias a centre of pale pink satin, upon
which is painted a small landscape. '1 his
is set in a wide frame of gray plash,
decorated with a loose droopiug spray
j of wild rwes.
Brooms that are dipped for a minute
or two in a kettle of boiling suds, ouce
■ or twico a week, will last twice as long
for the trouble. It makes them tough,
and yet more pliable. Acar|>et will not
lie half so much worn by sweeping if a
| broom is thus treated b used wheu
sweeping is done; if it is only 10 brush
up a hearth, see to it that it is hung up
| immediately, instead of netting it on
' the floor in a corner, so that the whole
weight rests on the broom-part, and the
j broom-corn is thus bent out of shape
and becomes very much more inoon
, veaient to sweep with.
RELIABLE RECIPES.
Kick Muffins.—'Take one enp of cold
boiled rice, one pin! flour, two eggs, one
quart of milk, one tablespoonful of but
ter, and a little salt. Beat hard and
bake quickly.
Turkky Soup.—Take the turkey
bones and cook for one hour in water
enough tot-over them, then stir in a little
| of the dressiug and a beaten egg. A
I little chopped celery improves it. Take
from the tire, and when the water has
| ceased boiling, add a little butter with
I pepper and salt.
Pumpkiv Pie—One cup of stewed
I pumpkin, oue half cun of sugar, two
; eggs and milk enough to fill the pie
j plate. First liue pie plate with plaiu
crust, then beat egg* and sugar togoth
! er, adding pumpkin and milk. Season
j with ginger and nutmeg to suit the
J taste. Bake well.
Fish Fritters—Take the remains
of any flsh which has beeu served the
i previous day, remove all the bones,
: make it fine, and add bread crumb;
aud mashed potatoes in equal quanti
ties. Mix together half a teaspoouful ol
cream aud two well beaten eggs, some
cayenne pepper and anchovy sauoe.
Beat it all up to a proper consistency,
cut it into small cakes, and fry them tu
boiling lard. This is a uice breakfast
dish.
Ohocoi.ate Mac vroons—Melt slow
ly. and with care, three ounces of plain
chocolate. Make a thick paste by stir,
ring in gradually one pound of now
dered sugar aud the well-beaten white*
of three eggs, then spread or roll it as
smooth as possible to a sheet about a
quarter of an inch thick. Cut it intc
small, round and fancy-shaped pieces
butter your cooky tins and scatter a lit
tie flour and sugar over the bottom (ih<
equal quantities of each), and lay thi
macaroons on. Bake in a hot oven
but avoid having it hot enough t<
scorch them.
Beef Tea without Hkat—Tak
one-third of a pound of fresh beef, mut
' ton, poultry or game, minced ver;
fine; place it in fourteen ounces of sol
cold water, to which has been added
r pinch, or about eighteen grains of tab!
» talt and three or four drops of muriati
> acid; stir all with a wooden spoon, an
■ set it aside for one hour, stirring it occi
i sionally; then strain it through a gau»
r or sieve by means of five addition)
'- ounces of cold soft water, pressing i^ I
that all the soluble matter will be re
moved from the residue; mix the tw
strainings, and the extract is ready fo
use. It ahould.be drank freely ever,
two or three hours.
THE FASHIONS.
Latest New York Miiw.
y«v< York Htm.
Jersey waists are much worn.
Silver fox is a beautiful but not dura'
ble fur.
Silk muslin remains in rogue for ball
dresses.
The rage for yellow bas not yet run
course.
AH dancing dresses are, de rigueur,
►bort ali aroand.
The favorite corsage flower h the
small yellow aster.
The fashionable fureare bear, beaver,
Astrachan and fox,efqtecially silver-fox.
The Russian circle, with its broad
bands of fur, is the popular long cloak of
the season.
Some ladles wear violets for corsage
bouquets all the year rouud, regardless
of cost.
Fleece-Hned silk gloves are more suit
at,l« for wear with a muff or a fur-lined
circular than kids.
l adies who go to balls in long and
trained dresses announce by their toilet
that they do not intend to dance.
AVtr York Tribune.
Ladies who have had the courage to
lake care of certain furs that have long
been nearly forgotten will be glad to
hear that the handsome, jet-Mack As
trachan, Pen-ian, and Krimmcr furs are
suddenly restored to favor. The soft,
short-tufted, and lustrous black Astra
chan lambskin has for years been the
national coat in Hungary. It is a link
Ixtween fur and wool. The Persian
lambskins are known by their tight little
curls, made so by tying the infant lamb
kin in a very tight wrapper, which has
the effect of compressing the soft young
curls as perfectly as curl-papers, and it
never lows the glossy wave. The Krim
nier is known by its gray shadings and
curly fleece. These furs are shown in
the shape of capes, collars, pelerines,
chasuble*, sacques, and mulls, and
trimmings for cloth and fur.
| One of the latest fashions in fur isthe
chasuble—a square collar that reaches
nearly t0 the waist behind. It is rather
in the shape of a .scarf, and put on over
the head; is fastened in front quite to
the waist, and descends in one piece,
closed and square nearly to the eutre of
the dress. In a convenient place there
is arranged a Hafe mutr. There is also a
pocket, easily found by the owner, but
invisible outwardly. Tbe chasuble is
made up of the black Persian lamb,
sea-otter, black marten, and beaver,
lhe soft and lovely otter-skin is im
mensely prined, especially that of the
sea-otter.
The pelerines of last season have re
turned again, reaching the waist and
nearly covering the arms. These are
shown in natural beaver, sealskin, Per
sian lamb, and black fox. A little rouud
mutr accompanies the |>eleriue, and iu
deed most of the fur-wraps. There are
independent mutts, made of very costly
furs, such as sea-otter, silver fox, or
the blaek necks of the silver fox, and
spotted leopard-^kins. These are in
keeping with the elegant street-toilets
when no other furs are used. Little
Kussiau fur-collars and mutts are seen
worn with a costume also trimmed with
corresponding fur.
Coquettish and very becoming large
hats of sealskin are profusely trimmed
with a bright-plumaged bird orautumn
hued ostrich plumes in rteheetcoloring;
nor are turban caps abandoned*, but will
he exceedingly popular. There are also
hoods, suggestive of warmth and com
fort, made of sealskin, blaj'k Persian,
and chinchilla.
The comfortable circular fur-lined
silk cloak is held in high esteem.
Naturally there are many grades of this
useful garment. The highest is seen
made of plain, handsome silk, lined
with the costliest of furs, such as the
royal sable, seal, chinchilla, the blue
jennet, the Weisenfels (made from the
whiteparU of squirrels), or the black
AStradian lamb. Other far less costly
cloaks are lined with the gray squirrel
or mixed squirrel skins, aud are equally
comfortable.
More expensive still are the later
styles, composed of superb, embossed
velvet, satin-brocade, plushes, or thick
satin. These have sleeves either square
or large coat-shaped, ami are expensive
ly lined, sometimes t>ordered with some
costly fur, and a collar Is added. Very
elaborate wraps have a circular-shape,
with openings instead of sleeves for the
arms. These are made of very costly
fabrics, and are profusely trimmed.
The fashion is not abandoned of liniug
these wraps'with bright-colored quilted
silks or satin Instead of fur. There are
other styles having the same lining, in
the shape of redingotes,a pelisse, or a
long, closely-titting coat, made of cloth,
or velvet,.or the nonpareil velveteen.
These are frequently trimmed with
some dark or black fur in narrow bands,
and a collar and mult'to correspond, or
simply tailor-made, without trimming,
having a cojjar and cuff of the soft, black
Persian lambskin.
fcteal sacques are more than ever pop
ular, and are 1*sa in size aud shape—»u
the latter instance following the waist a
little more closely. There are no otitis
attached to the close sleeves, and they
are made double breasted. The unini
tiated must remember that, like the
nap of velvet and velveteen, the tleece
of this beautiful fur in the made gar
ment invariably runs upward and must
never havea down ward caress or brush.
The sealskin cloaks are made much
shorter than those of last year, experi
ence teaching that of all furs seal is the
very last to bear ill-treatment, aud one
cannot always stand. Tlioy take on
more of a close Princess shape, *nd have
sleeves to suit the ireneral style or the
"arment, either open and large or olose
lv fitting. The re is always a collar and
cuff's orbands on the edge of the sleeves
and frequently an entire trimming ol
fur, either silver fox, sea-otter, black
fox, or soft gray chinchilla, hither of
the two varieties* of chinchilla maks cl
eeant borderiugs—the pretty Bolivia
soft brown hued, or the costly shaded
Kray Arica. Other fur borderiugs are
Men made up of stone and pine marten,
Dutch cats (fedand cultivated for beau
tifal skins), monkey skins, red, gray,
white, blue and silver foxes, white rab
bits, hare aud l>eaver, in addition to
those already mentioned.
Gentlemen are by no means forgotten
in these costly fancies—intact, are rath
er more luxurious in their tastes in the
finest of seal venters and coats over
coats of elegant quality lined with ex
pensive furs, such as the soft Astrachan,
brown jeuD6ttf i'ewiau lamb, mink ami
a handsome yellow-hued wolf, rathci
coarse, but extremely warm.
There exists very little change in
children's furs. For the babies of a few
vears, with grebe, white cony, squirrel
Krimmer, dainty capos,
caps are especially made. The bat^?
furs consist of rugs, adapted for t hen
carriages, of the most beautiful aud ar
tistic colors and designs of furouclnt
background. Older ohildrsnKrear seal
akin and chinchilla. V
BITS FOR THE BABIES.
IMoty (liru Tb»l *»T b* Pl»w4 l«
I'brUtnu JitorUlna*.
A'e* York Eifning iW.
Gifts made to the baby, who is ye
too voung to appreciate tokens of aftea
tiouate regard, are of course welcome*
by the mother. Simple and inexpen
sive gifts of this sort are the little bib
of fleece-lined pique. The edges ma;
be buttonholed in scallops, with whit
or with the scarlet or blue working oot
ton *hich is warranted not to fadj
and which really will not do so; c
very pretty ones are made of thiok mm
Un, two thicknesses, with a thin lay«
of cotton between; auilt these in sma
squares or diamonds; in the centi
leave a spaoe targe enough so that
you choose you can embroider the woi
•'baby," or the initial name, or a flowe
The edgo may be soaMof>ed In buttoi
, i hole sttteh, or a durable edging may I
U | sewwl on. The daintiest socks no
n made arv ot silk, knil just as the Utl
wonted on»
viewable for cold w bahy.baiket no
prettier oqw '»"'. -. gtuffed in
SFitfrSTwes
t;5«^Ssk£
j„ each corneroii ^Hcato out
""£££Uba piSttyfcncy.ln two
">»*LtC „ soft-blue silk, to work flgurca
SSS3.o««»«y?'
otber IW«> to put_£P in tbe em
»"h" M»k*
FOR TKE family scrap book.
Cinder* »-.■»■•~^i "re for "<>"",S
'"wild mint
will rid it of rata and mice
2r^,wwssss
"'warn, *>.p«d.
uf bouac-p»«nta and m*ke them g
very fatA
To remove *n»^r-mark^putty-stains,
etc., from gla®, p* a littfc soda tn the
water with which you «-fu* it.
tt.tog«eTlSd riiwlDgltrWue wrter.
!wed' «e?!'.t»y.«""J ^-re rjS;
A r,,n(TH mav v* kept looking bright
^ ^ f J S little trouble if it Is wiped
and nice with in _ creaky
carefully with br<»wn pap^r ant gr ^
eeiitlv and thoroughly with aperiec i f
&j££SF££V
HOUSEHOLD DECORATIONS.
Froit is now ge^Uy served as a first
"ST^ISS
™ '"'or ,ml
and promise to b» fashionable.
A pretty new match box is one form of
a cavalry boot in tinted bronze.
llevel edi*d cards with or without gilt
edges, are still used for note*
\ receutiMi room is incomplete unless
ad'orned with a cabinet for hno^brac.
For hunting dinners a «o^ra^t, hare
or same of some kind adorns tfce t.ifcle.
pS»h frames are prettily decorated with
small beads or tiny brass-headed "W»s.
Novel napkin riugs that are more orna
mental than useful are made of Mowers.
r ow bedside tables, made of rattan-or up
holstered wood. are coming into fasfcon.
Flowers are not in favor for festive ocm
sions, and when- used are very few and in
^Tleerskins even if they are imitations.
are a conspicuous part of drawing room
decorations. .
The newest design for colored table
cloths is one of birds on the wing- worked
in filoselles.
Fine white damask table cloths are con
sidered the acn*> of elegance, and occasion
ally they are edged with lace.
Icecream served in the form of a horse
shoe is the latest, and is supposad-to bring
good luck to those who eat it.
Illustrated envelopes are no longer con
sidered^7ood taste, but the paper maybe
embossed or painted in water colors.
Common tish-cordis now used WCMW
crotchet instead of Macrame lace. It
makes pretty table covers and hand ba^s.
c„_.,ip bureau covers are made 01
crash worked in linen floss and-tinished on
Sedge with an insertion of drawn work
and fringe. . .
Drawn work is rapidly gaining in- popu
larity. It consists of drawing out the
i»,re.Hd« ,»ipen and. the >»re
ftCTled iu with fancy sfitohes.
8",,, ttsajas* sr.oi r&s£.
TUey°ate ornamented « UI. at.untl. ol flow
ers, a handsome bow or tiny hirds.
V lovely qnilt for a baby's bed is made
nf triangular picces of bright colored* silks
• white sate»n.
JIM BLAINE.
lib* Tl««( on the Ntf*r«n(ni» Canal.
The Washington Post publishes the fol
l«wing interview with Mr. James G* Blaine
in relation to the proposition to appropri
ate $7j(000,000 for the construction of an
inter-oaeanic canal in Nicaraugua, as era
braced ux the Kasson bill and report. The
reporter asked Mr. Blaine if he thought
Congress could be induced to make the
graut. "I sincerely hope not," was the ex
iSecBeUry's reply. "L never haard," he
added, "of a more extraordinary proposi
tion than for the United States to expend
$75,000,000 in a country where we have no
control, and when we have a treaty with
another country binding us not to assume
control. We have no treaty with Nicar.ui
Sua giving us control of the caaal after we
ave constructed it, while we have a treaty
with that country forbidding our control.
1 meen further that by the unfortunate
Clayton-Bulwer treaty we engaged with
Great Britain not to fortify the canal when
built in any mauner whatever. With
tbi-se two treaties in force, it would be
reckless folly for the United States to ex
pend a large sum of money on the pro
posed canal.'' "But," queried the report
er, "does it make much difference who
controls the canal, so that we get the com
mercial value of it?" ulf that question
could be authoritatively addressed to Great
Britian, you would perhaj« get an answer
that would satisfy you. In time of peace it
would make but little difference, with
equal and Impartial tolls, but if war should
unhappily come, the nation controlling the
canal would have a vast advantage. With
the control of the canal in our hands, a
vessel of war lying in tbe Gulf of Mexico is
just as available for the defence of San
Francisco as for the defence of New York.
With*the control of the canal in British
hands, an English man-of-war in the Gulf
is just as available for attacking San Fran
cisco as New York.
(•onlil'»Ta(ttf«, NM Vanitarkllt'n.
.fVom thf Pall Mall
Astonishment has frequently be«n
expressed that some bolder spirits
among United States sto-Hc gamblers
did not play a trick upon, our money
market by suddenly pouacing uixm a
portion of our slender stock of gold
Were the stroke delivered suddenly, II
could not fail to have a tsrriHc effect, 01
to teach our reservelesa,bankers a. vwj
wholesome lesson. It is no\f declared
that Vanderbilt is aoout to.try thk
game. He is alleged,to be negotiating
the sale in London of such amouti
of United States Is y ill seciootdy arf
feet the value of tile exeh&nge, an<
such a proceeding is-quite in his power
He must be the lasee*#, individual hoi
der of United States O overmuent bond
in existence, sinew tlyj bulk of the £7,
000,000 odd realised by bis sale of Nei
York Central sfear* a iu the Londo:
' market some y«w» ago is commonl
wippowed to hw* been thus invested
But we doubt w hethfr he meditat«
such an attack* • n our credit. Had h
done so the m>ws of his intention
' would not haMw leaked out- beforehand
More than tnkJ the effect of a raid upo
the gold in tfc* bank of Kngland sue
I as this imptifrf would arise from its ui
* expecU<Hu». Once let tbe British pul
I lie know tte t the outflow of gold
only a gajaitier's stroke and that publ!
1 wiil pluk*ophically say: "The gol
T will sooik »*>ine back again." Vande
* bilt, beoMfres, can hardly afford to pla
* a gamo wf this ppier. His stake in Uj
prosptrtly of the United States is far fc
r great* 4bd he knows, or ought to knov
'* thai a Crisis here would do us raut
r lesakarrn in the long run than it wou
1 do America and the stocks Vanderbi
® holiAs The idea, of "cornerinjr" go
1* in X/ondon is, in short, much more
d Ube way of Gould's tactics thari of Va
r- tierbilfft.
k- —
te{ If I did not have to preaoh, I ahou
not chastise myself, said a priest w
1 loved the truth.—Marly J^icheobjuh.
GOTHAM GOSSIP.
Wall Street, and the Fate of aOnci
Great Speculator.
A Lesion From Stock Gambling—Olcf Thur
low Weed—A Mystery Which DW
With Him—Mr*. Langtry's Flir
tation and Her Quarrel.
CLUB LIFE IN THE METROPOLIS,
SfyrUii Qjrretpondentt 0/ the Itunderg RcyuUr
Nbw York, Itoccinber 7.—The re
cent arrest of Jolm M. Tobin for street
intoxication may bmve shocked w>me
who knew him iii btN grandeur, &ut it
will hardt)- surprise those who are
aware of the natural tendency of spec
ulation to intemperance. Mo9t W:4I
street men are hard drinfcers, and all or
ations of special excitement at once
increase the bar trade in ihst vicinity.
Many speculates are rjrrled home
drunk as an alrc**<t daily <Hrnrrence,
and this gives employment Bo Ibe car
riages wen in that locality, ft was To
bin's mWortune, h-vwever, ta&t having
lost hw property he r*so lost Sis' regard
fcr deeeaey, and henee was picked up
(trunk in the street. Tobin haw l»e«n a
g*eat m»n in Wall st*et, haviugoace
heW the offieeof presMent of the Hud
son Rivefrailroad, this being jusJ before
t1" VanderWH regime. He was in hw
earliev -lays enaployed at !ne siat^n ti»
land ferry, wWnr lie won' Yanderbrlt'i#
confidence by his general > ability. He
saw that the commodore was operating
heavily iii' sfcodk*, and thb-led hii««tb'
try his lack. The intlation *a» just be
ginning, and all who had nerve were'
sure to win-. Addcaon G. Jerome was
then the leader at the stock bo.wd, where'
fornearly a year be commanded enthi>
siastioadmiration by his dasbtag hits,
most of which were-successful. He was
a middle-sized, quiet-looking man, with
a gray eve, which indicated tkat de
cision which marked his character. He
made enough to be rated a millionaire,
but all speculators niut4 eventually meet
their doom, and his caime in 1864, when •
he attempted to cope with Heury fteep.
The latter drew himiatoan operation
in old Southern (as it w* then termed)
by which he lost $800,1#*), aud soon>af
terward he died a victim of speculation.
Tobin'* Mov^aMMta.
Jerome led Tobin into the Held, and
for a time they operated together.
When the death of Addle Jerome oc
curred, his brother Leonard soon en
gaged in the wild schemes of that day
of bubbles. It was then whispered that
Tobin was working in connection with
Vanderbilt, which made the former a
power in the market. This was par
tially correct. He was the Commo
dore's agent iq that great comer in Har
lem which made such a sensation in the
spring of 1864. His tall, straight form
much resembled that of the commo
dore himself, and' though- his keen eye
often glared fiercely upon the Wall
street crowd, his smile, when in good
humor, was genial and even fascinating.
Hudson river was then down to 3!t, and
its capital was only $4,000,000. Tobin |
had made enough to buv ibis stock on
a margin to a controlling extent, aud
the result was that he became its presi
dent. He was rated at this time at
$3,000,000, and might still have been
immensely rich had he not been lured
into some unlucky, schemes. 80011 af
ter his grand success in Hudson, river,
he began bulling gold, which had de
clined from 285 to 201). Tobin thotfght
it might be advanced at least 20 per
cent., and threw his whole strength
into the operation. The Union victo
ries, however, which' then occurred,
sent gold down to a mark which cost
Tobin $2,000,000. Wall street men
' never know when to stop. Tobin
might have been rich had he avoided
the stock board. This, however, was
1—Kr^blf. He continued speculating
until he Io»w —i t— jM,ur
sinking in misery until at last lie is
picked up drunk in the streets.
PukiaK Ahit.
How old men and old buildings pass
away! Tliurlow Weed and (Lie old
postofllce are now among out honored
memories. The former was the
richest printer ou record: Hixty
.Sixty years ago be worked in this* city
in the same ollice with Jamus and John
Harper, who also became rinli through
industry and enterprise. What a dis
tinguished trio, to begin in one snaall
office! As Weed's strongest associations
were with Albany, It was highly
proper that be should be buried there.
His funeral brought together a larger
numi»er of politicians and journalists
than New York had ever previously
witnessed. Weshallmisstho.se inter
esting reminiacences which bore- his
iuitials, and which his a^e and exper
ience rendered so attractive. To return
to the old postofllce, it was demolished
with great rapidity, and the complete
ness of the work is shown by the bones
which have been discovered in its deep
est recesso* Nearly a century and
three quarters have elapsed since this
structure was erected, aud it was then
the grandest church in America* The
Kfiliation of the city at that time was
|,000, most of whom lived below Wall
street. This church indeed was built
in the suburbs, and. St. Paul's lone
quarter mile further, tip) wan- also a
suburban movement, forty years later
in date. All ojr best* ohurelies
indeed have t>een built to
attract those who were gping up
town, and when it* population gave
place to business they were demolished.
The old postoftic#. "plat had but two
owners previous to its last: sale—the
cbuQoh trustees and the government.
When built the' land was probably
wortfi equal to $100 of our currency,
but its present owners value it at $1000 -
000; This may seem a large aa
vanee, and yet. had thci>£10Q keen kept
at oompound interest f»ui the creation
of tbe church until the present day it
would have amounte&to more than six
times the abave mentioned valuation.
R emitr liable Hcmt
Weed gave the warld his statement
concerning,the Morgan affair, hut then
was another mystery of which he wm
the sole depository, and which died
with him* It Mas hoped he would re
veal it by a posthumous statement, but
he thought It uiwise to lift the veil
from a painful tragedy. I refer to Um
Chancellor Lsuj'Jng mystery. Th<
Chanoellor, who held a high positior
botbin social and professional life, <ti*
appeared in a sudden and unaccounU
hie manner. He was seen one stermj
afternoon nea* dark walking down Ce
cb* street toward the Hudson river, am
this was the last traoe that could b
fcund. Hence the fate of tbe Chancel
lor became a perplexing (jusstion
. i Home said that he must have goo
k- 1 down to the Albany steamboat (wnos
j : wharf was then at the foot of Ceda
street), and probably gtepped off th
gang-flank in the dark. In this cas
his corpse most have been carried out!
sea.
Aaotb*r OpImiM.
Others said, however, that the Cbm
cellor had committed suicide by Ivaiif
i»g himself in the garret of the city hr
tel. where be was a guest, and thfct th
tragedy had been suj^jwwed on aeeoui
of tbe respectability of the famity. 1
strengthen this theory it was asserte
that his business affairs were in grei
confusion. This occurred more than
half century ago, and it has often b«
said that Thunow Weed was the on]
man who could aolve the mystery. T!
latter was aggravated by the Manha
tan well murder, which was also dee
ly mysterious. Chancellor Lansh
presided at tbe trial of Levi Weeks f
the murder cf Gulielma Rands, wl
was found dead in the Manhattan we
in the suburbs of th® rity. Weeks w
no doubt guilty, bnt escaped Justii
When his acouittal took pheeonn
the friends of the murdered girl (M
Comfort Sands), am*e la court and <
uounctd liylh the jodjr and the pr}.v
er's lawyers, and said that divine judg
ment would follow them. Strange tc
say, before the lapee of four years,.one
of these lawyers shot the other in adaeL
I and thenceforth became so accursed
that the very name of Aaron Bun
makes one almost shudder. The judge,
who was thought to have unfairly fa
vored the defense, disappeared In the
above mentioned manner. Now that
Thurlow Weed is gone, the mystery
will never be solved.
It is rumored that Mrs. Laboucbere
has quarreled with Mrs. Langtry be
cause
Tkf Jrmr Ulf Flirted
on the at age with the oocupantaof boxes
at W a Hack's theatre and visited the
boxes between acta The Tribune an
nounces that there has been a quarrel,
but does not give the reason for it. Mr*.
Laboucbere, it is said, will not go to
Boston with Mis. Langtry, but wdl go
to Riehraond to visit a friend.
It is said that Mrs. Langtry is greatly
disappointed at the re<*ption accoored
her by the New York prena. No wonder
that she is, for the trcat*»ent she has
had at the bands of the pww ba> been
something unique in her experience.
The fact is-that moot of the luiglisb pa
i pen having ttje fcar of the Prince of
V ale* and ?ke berf society before their
eyes toadierf in the humbled fashion
to tlie stage-^trtck Mrs. Langff»y, and
i lid not dare- to express their honest
opinions. We*know now that 3h**v is
bo honest speakiug-out on the poet of
the English p<w«. for they adm* it
themselves. The-y are printing at
lewttfr, the adwine criticisms o( Mk'
Aireriean papers,,seem to be glad w»t
the Americana are disposed to ta+ts
out nlainly, and' s«y ^in effect twit
there "is substantial- truth in this merci
less condemnation" o# her acting. t)a»
eaju no»but admire the ct»urage with
which Mrs. Langtty smilingly faces
toil. uotwMistMdmg the ont
icisnis tfcat seem ain«vsi> Wtter in their
severity. Actors and- stresses who
I have toi?ed for maay y%ara to win
f: moderate success on the- *eage are very
much pleased because ttoi*- »>»r* mpvioe
lias n<* foinwl it °n P'We'Y
Aoua giouwis to command
fw her dramatic efforts from»the pra«
a«d public. U is belie*«d th* sucb *n
outpouring * criticail dhMBgemtnU
has nevec befcie t ujjfrlted' upon •
"-star" afltreaa ^uolfiftapers as rii»
Times, The P(*t audThet'ritl«r., which
have the rep station of posing their
mm* with some care, tbe ssverest
ecQHOvs of L*gtiy. l»r jf«»cial
oiwnects in t hi country '»ouk*> doubt- i
less" be jeopardised by tlw nienilesi
nlsinutss of speech With whkh the
ore* have trei *d her pwforma***
were it not that the publitr seem*JU>
have a great ouri*»ity to see Me J«n*y
Iyilv " As it is, '.Here have been net a
few vacant seats a* her performances
this week, and it i*«weU that her Neu
York engagement is- just at ao eno.
Thus much for her sucotw ia New
York a* an ar'ist. A* for hei*society
role, her daily labors liave gl*en her
m. oH-ortunityto ^ilu> ier tm.niphs
in that direction, and it is yet to be
earned that the so-.-^Hed bwt smiety
of New 'fork has tendefwi to her my so
cial recognition whatever.
Clnb
generally are talking ai*>ut the need
Sr Sw riuta in New V,rk. The men
about tow# and the newly rich art tw«
classes that have been rapidly k'rowm
here, and all the clubm arc beslsgod
with applications for admission.
The limtt of membership has
I been reached in most o<5 the leadvtig
| clubs, and the crowds that are heslegMig
the doors :vr« rather embarrassing, to
stry the least. The Union
has two thousand members, and at tts
I last electlott of new members only three
could be admitted out •sfthe ,
hundred applicants, The Knlcker*
bocker has not ..uite roached its limit,
for the renew, doubtless, that It to the
most expensive club 111 tho town.
costs S4.™ to get into ? [h® jjjjj
The inltation fee is SW, the animal
dues are 51W, and new members are
i£!JSSW each for the benefit of the
building fund. It is no uncommon
thing for gentlemen of moderate means
to get Into <he other clubs, but wealth
is a prerequisite in the hnickerboi ker.
Its card-roon* is famous for theheavy
■nines of poker that is going on thero
Serv evening. Some time ago one of
jicywugmm i i - iirjm htw an income
a#rnAOv^riQDUOlt dKoppBi #
It Jra shi& HitUngin the club rooms.
The i nIon club has been talking of buy
intr land near Central 1 ark for tlie
erection of a new club-house. It Is now
said that the ftcheiiiehas
us it was-found that a dejwaoieu i
could not be ls.ught In ths l>r°p.*cd
location for less than about ;
Manv members <»f the I nion club art
t.nrv'w«*nUhv but the club itsolf^is not
alwuya l.c«' t" P"»<-y j'*t ,,UfPmmiy
mp It eo«t.H a iroo(! aetl of moiiey
to l^rong toa^ashlonable ^u^ .l«t Wis
,iVHntaues and comfort of club life *iv
Wp.y tl. lMg'- inlUatiott f« "»
| annual tlues.
CARAMELS AND B9N-B0NS.
Ho up? wife—"J le fore L you employ I
you aiibt 'Have you a lover'." " .Servant
maidec>s-"One? I should smile!"
A CrcUund man wh » read at the end
of a friend's in arrive noti«s "So
ranis,'sent ldni a eu ibre deck by tlw
first i jail.
"<)!*• Lonl." prny<*l an OhiominisUr,
"thou, hast wen by the morning paper*
how the Sabbath was desecrated yosUr
day."'
"T phi by ore,* wrote j .HL I*ui#t
l elkv to a Chica/jp professor, who im
mediately wrote her Having thai he
bcllwetl she also spelled tfiat way.
Ttdmage say" 'be young, man. who
rarrins a pistol < wbt to l>c spank*d. If
the young man earricH the pistol in. hi)
h:p" pocket, I aJniage letter leak oa<
how be spanks-him.
A lashionabi* lady, iaboaatinj of hei
new "palatial residence," said the
windows wti» all of stained, glae*
"That's too had!" esi*d her mother;
>"but won't soap and turpentine tulii
the stains out?"
"What station is t£u?" asked a l»ij
passenger of an Mii/^ish tour*t near/by
Looking out of tbo windom and r#nd
, iug a sijn on tlx fenee^he replied
" 'Rough on Rats/ I guess, aiuui."
A Iittld three-yaar-old buy. at Ufct cir
ens to hi* mailing who did not ga U
the circus: "Mynma, the clown ba<
on a striped wrapper, and aom* of tin
men and one woman wen naked, am
they didn't loafc nice."
Teacher: "Pi-fine the word eieavate.'
Rehear: "It. meant to hotfr>w out'
Teanher: "Construct, a aantonco ii
which the word is properly used.'
Sfkolar: "The baby excwraiea whei
it»fets hurt."
Percy: "Are yon aaieep, Bossy?
8osey: ,4£fo, Percy. Why?' Percj
"I'll tcl| you what I wish, Rosey.
Rosey: " what <k> you wish, Percy?
Percy: "I wish wo k*pt a goosoberr
shop a ad oouldnt atdi. m"
Why la it that a, young man and
young woman will sit for hours ai
hours together in a -parlor without haj
Ingaword; and tben, when it is ti«
for blm to leave, liacd an hotir Ulkti
fernently on tba frunt suxip in the all
pneumonic air!
"What ia the different l>etwa«' tl
youths' and tbo min's departments
a bigclotMa|tld)np?Ma«ked an Iriahmf
of a friend; and, receiving no r^ply, I
continued, "Bet-awe at the wan I bu
me clothes^ and at the otber I cloth
me yyt"
"Why an editor laughed: A you1
author was tolling us of hb woes wi
regard to a book. Said he: "I gave
to om pablfedier to read, and he i
cepted it and said he would publish
But three days later he committed s
cid<k Then I showed it toanother-lM
liabcr. He agreed to publish it,ana I
necxt week look all his partner1* noc
a/id fled to Europe. And then—wl
the blazes aw yo« laughing at*'—fl
ton Post,
i
AN ELOPEMENT SPOttXD.
AVarrwrl
Mjrii
m« a
,.A. ^5™ corrapondent of the New
^ork Times writes: An tflopemenl
was prevented last week by the energet
ic activity of the young penod'i' mam'
ma, an American widow lady, whose
p*m* yon will not permit me to jnen
u?p- "Mrs. X. has passed the sommer
with her two children, a ley of 18 mfld
ai girl of 15. at Ostend, where they n*Sk«
the acquaintance of—accofdiag to kH
own statement—a Prussian officer, who,
so far as the mother knew, was not par
ticularly attentive to Mlas Arabella, but
very nice and sx»iable with George,
n.e seaeon ended, the X. faailyie
turned to Paria; everythingsensed te
go bsppMy, when Mm. X. noticed that
her daughter moped and lost her appe
tite, called In a doctor. 'There's noth
ing omnUrto fear," opined Hippoen
tes; feed her well, and she will ^vtt
over it; but evidently .*4»e hassonfe
thing on her mind.* "What's th
matter, ArabeDa?" aaked her mamma;
"are y«»u in fore with anybody?"—
having had a cmtaiderable and varied
t xpejjtni-e of that kind hei*Hf-the
dow^rtook the Mill by the hnrna. "If
vocaie in love with anybody ye® shall
marrrhim, even if he ia a 'nigger" "
Hied*»tinctly raid "fclgger," defining
Us syarnivm, "colored man." Awbel
la bun* into tear» and confessed Mat it
was not a "nigger," b* a (JernmrUbe
very id»etical tier man who had bce»so
friendly with her brother, and that die
bad been* in corre«poiufei»ee with IiMb,
via the *»»cierge, remlwed willing 4y
the bestow*! «»f occasional piece* of
money purloined from Che inaternai
purse, ami chat it had gonwon thus fofi
a mouth. Hal she waa ijenitent, and'
• ould never do so again*—oh, never,
never neverfaad if liear mamma would
, o»ly forvive, *m< would cease to think
| of Adalbert. Mia. X. did f*lrfve, but
ber eve was no* shut up. l'rT*»hly m
rtienilieriug susdry experience*^ 8*ra
rfve knd^iilUyTe.iri'VirK)
ami waited, and'ftnally pounced1 upon
anritftermissive,«ia which au appoint*
mmC was made ft«a flight to Belgium,
expenses fi»r the *ame to l>e pttM from
tliedlelefual strong »»ox above referred
to. ftrpwhleh thia promising chlM' bad
obtained a aecond my. lleaitation'waa
uo kmger possible; in at>out fifteen
minute* after the diacovory Arabella
waa being conductc**o oue of those i«
atitutieiw where rvbellious ohve
branches are kept rmt of harm's way,
and there alio reniaicft-aud is * likel^ to
remain miil who A'bdhert really l»can
i>e a M-ertiined, whicli appears to pnwent
some dlfboalliea, a* ir.tbe Hue de LMh\.
at the CiiTfnan emlMwa?,. no name sliti*.
Jar to th« one which be gave can be
found on t!»e official lln^of the (lertnae
army. IV^wbly he will turn out to be
one of the many chcvu'*rr» liStuhutri*
wholuuiut continent*! watering-plaoc*
and t in> the soclcfry of tniveling
Anuria ana, all of whori* arc supposed"
to be of the Cmwus family. Tlieir oh-'
jeel ia to marry a torture. Their plan
of camps ign i» to compromise a girl, so
that her parent* will consent to a mar
riage, if she be \vealtby*-to turn lier
adrift wih'i a mined repetition If alio
be dowerh Vou may form «ome idea
of the ehai -act#r of thia particular Don
lean from, the fiet that, in veply to the
agnnlxed in other's appeal tif hi* seuti
menta as u g#ntleui§fi, !*• aent a
challenge t<> hc-«aon, a nine U»y atlll
wearing the unifsrmofa Frcmrhcollege.
Ito esn fnl ol foreign "conlideitre men"
• ►ugfat to Ih« m rittmi on every page of an
American tot'rist*' note-book,4or there
are legiona i >f that claaa wtm<leriug
al>out, and,»|H te< fall warning, getting
mi, .too, thank a tr awiiuied titlto and a
varnish of^o<» I heeding which- go far
with the multitude*always, audi whieh
Jh more aatoniahln^ not only with tlio
multitiide, but with those who by their
own birth ant 1 * eial status ou^iit to
liavr learned ito dbtingulsh between
sterling metal n nd lHai'hback. Bnaet a
man. last year, In the drawing-room of
a lady whose posit'ot* and belongings
are undoubted. I recognized tin.* man
ax a released jal I bind who had |MMied
six loonths in M a/.a* Utr swindling. I
took to her the aco>rtmtof his trhd and
sentence as published* in the Pfctit
Journal, and I \w as :old that "thr ftict
of hia conviction i mved nothli g; he
eW#ht% »J.Lr!gl ,l L^eause he w.vt re
THE DICI SAVfiOTHEM
Au la » hf frwtii
tn wtoa•
This Mory Im f.Mind Lii the nietnolasof
u l'nuatian oflin T af distinction. He
w:i» al one time no tfct> *Utl of (Jcneral
Wi nut field, one t»ftkenaoat skillfufcand
coin)wt«nt captain* of hi* day, and
Wlnterfield wan the neticral lu <*Kn
raand at the tiin« npok»n of.
Two soldiers lis d t aen condemned to
dealb. In a drus-keuotrndilion at night
they had ai>*ault« d t»a of the Hue,
and o*e of tlueis. hr.ddrawn a knife
uixta him, hut b>e could not pohitianely
bay which of the tvait» held It.. And
the ti it*ii thenvselvsa did not kuow.
Neither of tlietn remembered anylhing
aUut It. Ho both •>£ thorn wore-eon
deiun*tl to In- hIi ot.
They were btrf.li eatarilent *oldie**and
(tnly one liud l>eer nuilty of utiug a
weapon.
The officer* t»f tkedivMon, inorading
him who had I<m>d annulled, naked that
the men might Iw pardoned. At length
Winteilitld Nt.id Le would pardon one
nf tbtm. Ott'iy tne had held a knife,
and only thfat one ought to die. He
would j»ardoii on*, and the men inu*t
duwide whicli of iliem should l>e ahtrt.
"Let iiH Minke Ihe dice Haiti one of the
oeideroned,."
And the nthfHk agreed to It. And II
watt agreed to hy all interested. Tin
two men took their plact s by the sldt
of a Mg thrum and were to throw th<
litre upoii Vjl bead. Two* dice wen
given therm (vaxl a proper be* for abak'
"file first tiMi threw two size* Ill
groaned in agony. He felt that he bad
consigned !d# comrade tod*ath.
But v/hen. the woond auane to thvaa
he alao thraw two nixes. "Wonderlair
cried the lookers on. Tbey werfr «t
tiered to shake and throw again.
ThJ* time the second man threw 8rtt
and throw two ace*. "flood! Yo*.wil
lire, I'tU*." Hut when Peter ttagse tc
thrnw, t'je dloe printed two mm. Ant
now the beholders wcr**ronder atteekei
indeed
Ano'iw throw waMtdercd, aaiI'eto
tlirew ft five antl a deuce. Th# othei
threw—five-deuce. After tboexeiU
menUiad again sul*ided theiawa sbool
once mote. The fi»t threw bare four*
•'Oh, >tow throw fives and stureyounel
Petar." I'eter thww—two tbara.
M this point ook»el order®
th«o> to Mtnp. lia went r*ad report*
tho marvelous naalt to WlnUirfleU
faid 1m>: "Clearly, genttemen, pn*ri
dence will have those tv* men to. b
saved."
Aj»d wived U»ey The Mtr:
<*xk& not to oN|o*e th» wonderful Cat
of the dice. fidW hcjm provifentla
and m> be accented it
And the adeemed soldier* lived I
prove that the snvteg fate had give
hack to I'marla iw of the very be
iTid bravest of hereon*.
As Ev«abff •* After.
During the lata war, says a writer i
the Atlanta Constitution there wa»
^•reat t-casc in A*.eoa, Qa., over t)
»hreaUn*d ^ffrt«ell aI H bar ma*
raider*. A dajy »»rtwa kterthe ral
ert* reached Athtna, they «*«»a
1 r'?"*ir». paB*nt Cul. W. C. P. Breahl
riu'Re and hb Kentueklans having m
turtd theaa juat betere they awa»p
down on tbe devoted town. That w
a great day in Athena, and aa O
hrtfkia»*dg«» rode In at tli«r head
fci* victorious reglraent, with the pr
onera la hto trala, be filled nay Ideal
a connarring beto. I was then ayoui
ater la Athena and remember thai t
ladkagave Breckinridge and bte offle
a grand dinner at which there*
nel hJng sptinally n»od«d and hai
"I met Col. Breckinridge the oil
day and recalled the iaahfaot.
Yc*,M be repUad, Isnfbteg; ^
I think was
of my life." W3K
1 remarked that It seemed tote ph»
ant
"Yon tu't remember bow imw
I wm how I sat down In the most nn
npcetoi way wbenmr ibtcm #■
proochcd me, and hew I peemveto de
clined to walk aiwmd thermal wkhn
lady thai wanted to pceeent mo to oth
er ladlea. I remember wall how beaa
tlfui and enthwleatta she wm. Her
name waa fiokey Dougherty, and A*
*as the daughter of one oryonr moat
distinguished man. flu linhtedon mj
going with her to be lntrodnoed to her
Mtwk I derllned and. when I wan
about to be aonounded by ladles who
joined In her reqimt, I deliberately aat
dnwn and left thena standing.- Tina
the crowd demanded a speech. I de
tailed one of my captains to make on**
They then called for me, and I having
in lb# .meantime sidled round to the
back pa«t-of the bsase, stood with my
beck Womb against .the wall aud re
roon(M«
"What waa the mafter?"
"Well, yoo see. 1 hoi been In the
nddle constantly for several weslm.
I bad only one pair of bveecbee, and no
tailor in the regiment. Jfct armf sad*
<f?e Is very wearing. An#- to be btM;
1 had tbe meet obvious reasons for pre
heating only my front to the fkir cuen
paay that tav* aatbatday tbe best din
ner «fthe war.*
NOVEL*** IN LAW.
•msv isai«»i Sktrdi
LISSom** riwM ( artWM rsHK
C. fit BKKCKKiniimK, a son of the
Iste (Jeimval John G. Breckinridge, of
wir fsine, was the hUeeessAil Democrat
ic candidate for Congressman at Larar
In Arkaeaae at tbe election rsoenily
I held. Duftmr bis lively straggle for th«*
iaomination'MMl his oomanratirely mUd*
canvass. Mr. Breckenrid§e bad the sup
port of the PtneBlufl Commercial, which*
fa owned by ftior CbaifosC. Newman.
*■> popular ry-€bnfederate. At Pino
BleflW work Major New
,«w x
nart cases erar We3 TVTfWlWHW:
Jeftvsou count* or any wherein Arkan
sas." The edSbr brought soil against
young Breckenrtrtfce to npqpvflrfcaO for
MTvieen in publishingnotices and edito
rials laudatory ;f1rtna prior to Ms nom
inatkn. The thfttHtant asserted that
to psy for audi matter would be dishon
orable and dcgrs«?tnw of public morala.
Both notified in themown lphalf,New
iiihu chmning that 1bere was an under
handing between M—If and tbe de
fendant thereby tlrristter was to pey n
reasonable rum in lh««eveut of his noua
instion, sod HrrrlfenrtdKr asserting
that he waa not to pay*Aw matter other
than the nutoouncenivar** his candida
cy and a* fow local nntieea. A large
auniber of ^titorinl n«<foea, paruffraplio
and extract^ which hatHppeared in the
• Commercial and which otningly advo
catcd the nomination of' Breckenridge.
were read Itefore the ccert, General
•While appeared for Sir. Hreekeurtdgo
t. ii<i COlonel IVII tor the ]«toiMtitr. Tli<*
Jury wan unable to agree, ami the case
WSM d|Op)H-d.
J
: In J u«tlcc Keens'* court, in Williams
burg, N. V., mi Friday, Mrs. Anna
Sprinn ril»rrv chtrged her hustiand with
amstilt andliatt «ry by klaaing her. Hie
rase wan made aiore Interesting frtnn
the fact that the huitbsnd Indignantly
denied the charge. "I have been
appareled from my husband offend on,"
wsathe burden of the story* of Mrs.
Hpreaenbcrg. "llwlhe last two weeka
1 have been living away from him, on
0 rand street. Theother day he came
to my house and fonttd me there. I
tohMilm to go away, aa I dldnt want
any more to do withhtni. I knew him.
Judge. I've tried blm too often. He
Ite^ati to be affectionate forcibly put
IiIh armi around my neck aud kimcd
mf."
"Wnai nave you ginxn my, njTnuou
bcrpf' aaked the t'ojit,
•'I have not lived* with iny wife for
w»iu •• time," ho M*t»»d, "heemm* wh«»
wobV Itc with m*< I dany that I
kboed ber on thl* o»oaelon. I might
have• been a little atfrcliotmte, but I
didn't hurt her."
''I can't do anything Tor you,» Mm.
KrrnaenberK," rotnaakod the JuUJee.
"1 can tiud no grouad In your uncor
roborated tcatimory to find your
««rVt 1
h uahmd jmI I ty."
I wHM* m ■ ■ — — v — . . ..
and in a lew aecond»a twmi mot lota >waa
hea*d« at tiic door. An InaUnt later
Hproueaherg ru«ho«t haek into the room
in ir*Mt excitement, w*«b hlood tlofcltng
downdii* "hln.
liaMju«tatn«ik me In thaitPHith,
.FudgWf" he Mid, a<Mcmdng the Oiurt.
'I Ik- man put Iim liaml on the well
worn-Bible and Nwnre out a warrant (<*
IiIm wi(*\ arroet. ttia •uotedy wanooaa
tinned far a few dnfpa.
Jems I*. Cki-m* tit* corutabU at
Cu turn Jag, (in., weut U>a farm houaa
one day la»t wm Uu levy ou two 4hua»
NUMlj>«nud» ofaand cotton Monging lo
Jonathan I'otU. Mr. t'ruae tiled all
I ho dM>r» a I*Hit it# preiuiMa, hut wm
unable to K'*t at either Mr. I'oUaor Um
eott«n. It nee Iliad that the owtar, the
owner'* family aaad the owner'a d<jga
all aire away. The tvinaUhle knew,
however, tliMt 'Ae rottou waa in a <*#r
IhU building. (In reeaiUQullred for n
moment aud tonn clmbed to Um roof,
from wlilcli pmd* he wa* aide to look
doani Uie ch'atfiey. Indatintad at tbo
**»ly night h >entered the chimney and,
like Hanta ("aw*. alkl down fret fore
nioet. He fjuau the cotton, levied on
it, opened tit* door fh»»u the Inalda and
railed the cj«t«n out. Th««n the wier
getta eunnteble :b*U>iied the door,
oiimhed n> the cblmney and» drove
, triumphantly inUijOuiiiiutiig.
I Tub women af ItrnkJaod, Maine,
;who hara enteavd upon a cruaade
|MK"it>Rt lt»e ll<|uar have tbe
^fcourvg* of their deoda. Not longalnoe
one t»r tfferm, wfeUe.tbn court waa walt»
Ing for action ngainM a aaloon-k"eper,
I axiwd prrmtwtaa&to «>fl»r prayer, whieh
ao mfnred the liidge that the defendant
wn* fined 110 and <i<«rued to a«*rve ouU
a wlx ntontliH* iwnteiace at hard labor,
PHRMEA JfWOttfA
. Vfnrnau l» an idol that man wor»lnj*»
, un'il he thrawa it down.
Women love aJwaya; when earth
xllfa front* them they take refuge In
heaven.
Hie wiibtfier of a beautiful woman
can tie hearu further that! the ioiaket
call of did*.
There la ou torture that a woman
would ant auffcr to enhance bar l>ebuty.
—Montaigne.
Of a9 thlima that man pomeabae wo
man rdone lake pleaMwe in he Lag pea.
n+ml- Mnttierhe. -
Ikbae |#omMng a. worutwe to lom
only ber».MM ahouM. have aaen than
*11 <c aaen only her.—A. Dupuv.
Wa meet in aoaiety many beantiM
and attaactlve woman wbooa we think
wonid make ezoallant wtvea—for oar
frtendik
We arnanre tba lnooo**Bwry of wo
mea when we aaa the vimin; we flwk
it irbiinnlng when we aaa tba oi>)ecta.—
L ftwwyrt*.
Th* hl*bmi*adio<eelaem a woman,
[c*a give a man la to aak bla friendehlp,
and tba mm* rtgaal pmafaf tndlfluwn
ia to offer hint km.
At 20 maai la km a lover of wosrna
than of woman; bo ta more In love wttlk
tbe arx than with tbotodlvldnal. km
ever ( hatmipg abo mmy be.-RatibW k
Rretonna.
Men am an fmiW of wc
man'n vanity tbat tbey rarely i
trr that tbe may 1j
pewem a (rate m nomn
Ikeddon.
Woman aaiaag mvagmka nbca* af
tur«kn; ia Aalaabe la a piam of fcwl
lure; In Sarapeabeiea affiled iklM
S«aac daMaUban.
It la ani cnay to baa
maat iramsme all tba
boo4, wkhoat being i
lat
iguomam.—Ma4am
Woanea oftba —'
exprcaaiona
vak Like
pataiTQ^cnamaaUlwM
of purple tod •anft.M wKh
point's
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