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High-Toned Hitters of the Pipo.
Well Gnnrded ItcntlCKVoua, Where
.. "Wealthy Opiam Victim Itcsort.
New York, Juno 6. Muoh excellent
work hns been dono during the past few
months in chocking the uso of opium nnd
breaking up the Chlnoso joints whio'i
flourished openly in Mott and neighbor
ing strcots, with alt their attendant cot-
ruption, misery and destruction. The
gcntlomcn having tho mattor in hand haie
succeeded iu chocking its uso and driving
its devotees to smoko thoir pipes in dark
attics and foul basements, but it is to bo
feared that nono who had become slaves to
tho habit havo been cured of their propensities.
Speaking of tho oocrot upper-ten opium
Joints, tho Star dovotos a column to detailing
tho locations of such dens. Tlioio is
in Thirty-second street, not a thousand
miles from Sixth avenuo, a resort of tin
kind which is frequented by somo of the
best society people in tho city. Ladies depart
from their homes In tho morning ostensibly
on a shopping oxpedition, and go
direct to this place, whoro it is necessary
to bo known or to bo vouohod for by a
to gain admission. A room is set apart
for a lady or hor party, and thoro extended
upon soft Turkish divans the
day is passed in drowsy visions and
lotus-eating indolenco. Female attendants
fill tho pipes and preparo tho material as
fist ns required, and around sum is charged
the victim for tho room and attentions.
Whilo this placo is known to exist and
customers nro eon to enter daily, it is
enrriod on eo slyly and secretly that it if
impossible to secure the necossary evidence
to break it up.
Another den of tils kind, strictly for the
nse of nristocratio dovotecs, is said to be
located on the banks of the Hudson river,
at the upper end of Manhattan Island. It
is the resort of thoso gilded youth who,
while they have plenty of money at their
command, aro to be pitied becauso they
have nothing to do. Indolonco and ennui
lead them into tho opium habit. In
the first instanco they aro taken
with a desire to smoko a pipo merely for
the novelty, and to experience in their own
persons its oflcct.8. Somo friends conduct
them to this quiet nook wboro the boauty
of the sceno and the homolike condition of
the premises charm thorn, and when tliey
find tho day dragging tediously again, they
make a second cnll to kill the time in sncli
delicious idlcnos. The charges are high,
and men who have been long uddicted to
tho use of the drug have been known to
depart from their homes, ostensibly nn a
business or pleasure trp. and lie thcro in a
state for a weeV nt a time.
There is a rumor
nbroad that two private establishments on
Sixth avenue are supported sub roaby tho
contributions of ladle; who have been
caught in opium (o'Is. Their location is
very vuguo and indofinito. but they are
known to bo some distance above Fourteenth
street. Ostensibly tlio women who
arc hired to take charge of these are
engaged in dressninking, and the stylish
coupes and barouches that stand
for hours before tho doors excite
little or no suspicion, excopt on
tho part of the polico. who are
endeavoring to collect evidence that
will closo their doors. Tho-o dens have
but few custamcrs, and before one can visit
them she must make a formal anplication,
which is discussed and voted upon tho
same as for club membership. The ladies
are very careful, for they know that one
indiscreet tongue might lead to the breaking
up of tho joint, and possibly the arrest
of somo women who nre not at all
and who move in vory good society.
SMUGGLING BY MAIL.
Bending; All Norta or Dutiable Gondii
Through the fur
EftcaplBg Customs Duties.
New York, June 5. The malls fro a
favorite medium with persons in Great
Britain, France, Germany, and othor countries
for shipping presents to friends in the
United Stales. The senders probably do
cot think of the duties to bo paid when
they forward their packages, but undor
tho customs laws and regulations presents
of merchantable vnluo are olassed as
dutiable, liko goods Imported in
the regular wny. Tradesmon in London,
Paris, Berlin, and other European capitals
use the mails protty regularly to send
samples and goods of small bulk to American
Lbdioa find and easy, cheap, and safe way
of putting into letters and newspapers
articles of fashion, and
momontoes from the Old World. Tho mails
aro alBO used tor intentional smuggling,
but it is sometimes difficult to distinguish
between smuggling and leeitimato importations.
Diamonds, watches, and precious
stones and jowolry of all kinds aro intercepted
by tho department. The supposed
dutiablo paokages and lotters aro detained,
and tho persons to whom thoy
are addressed aro notified to appoar
and opon them in tho prosenco
of tho officers. Not long ago a pack-ago
whioh was opened by a diamond
dealer was found to contain sovornl thousand
dollars worth of uncut diamonds. Ho
paid 5800 on thorn at tho Custom House.
There wore also rcoolved paokages of
rubies, cameos, intaglios, oraoralds
and sapphires sufficient to stock a good-sized
Some of the queer mailable matter of
dutiable valuo rooelred includes jars of
German ploklos, moersohaum
pipes, bundlos of cigarettes, paokages of
garden seedi.ladies silk vests, surgical
largersizcd. paintings oa tin
from fiaTy, pedometers" for pedesfrinns,
hair nets, a German chceso, architects'
tool, fancy mats, mushrooms from
France, picturo frames, druggists' chemicals,
shawls and valentines.
Books constitute tho bulk of tho mall importations.
They como in large quantities
and tho greater part of the duties is collected
on them. Authors, clergymen nnd
professional men are numbered among tho
consignee. Tluj duty is twenty-five per
cent, of tho valuo. --
Tho devices for sending goods through
tho mails aro many. Laces, kid gloves,
silk stockings, silk hnndkerchtofs and
other light articles aro inclosed in
and pamphlets. They nro inclosod
so that It is hard to detect them. A pair of
silver sardine tongs going to California was
recently found hidden in a paokago of
pamphlets. In an English newspaper
were discovered ladles silk stockings, ono
black and ono red. According to tho
Revenue law, those might bo taken as
samples and entered free. A trick was
suspected, nnd tho nrtlclcs were detained.
The next steamer's mail contnlncd a newspaper
addressed to tho same person. In it
were folded ono red and ono black silk
stocking to match the others. The lady to
whom they were addressed was sent for,
nnd paid the duty.
Old Bibles nnd books nro used to send
watches and othor jewelry, tho leaves being
cut nnd spaces hollowed out to hold the
smuggled articles. One book, arranged In
this way, disclosed, on being oponcd, threo
gold bracelets, two watch chains, two
lockots, a set of sleeve buttons, fivo gold
pins, nnd two necklaces. This collection
wns on its way to a lady in Cincinnati.
It was appraised at. $k',U. Ono mail
will bring tho first part of a book, and tho
next mail tho rest of It; but this trick for
getting books in free is rarely successful.
About tho holidays tho mails aro heavily
burdened with dminblo goods. The advantages
of putting goods through tho postoffico
over the regular way of Importing Is that
no brokerage, warehouse, cartage, or entry
fees nro required.
A Telegraphic Strike Impcndlnc:.
Xkh YonK, Juno Z. It is understood
that a strike of Wostern Union telegraph
orators nil over tho country is
Kciirilutr Orders nnil Small Packages
nt Lightning Speed.
New xork, June 5. In conversation
with a reporter, speaking of the Western
Union's system of pneurantio tubes from
lower to upper Now York, Mr. W. &
superintendent of this branch of
tho service, said :
" We have decided to extend tho pneumatic
tubes from our main building along
llrnn.il wnv in Viflh rvvrmnn nnil TwmiIv.
third street, with way stations at
four or five intermediate points. Our
scrvico now extttids to tho newspaper
offices and to all the commercial exchanges,'
except tho Produce, but we nre
making connection with tho new building
and will bo ready when it is completed and
occupied. We began the excavation this
morning, and on Monday morning a large
forco of men will be at work along Broadway
preparing to lay down fivo miles of
tubes at once. Ultimately wo Bhall extend
tho service to Forty-second street."
' How will the work be done ?"
" We shall lay a double line of pipes up
and down Broadway, and expect to complete
400 feet a day. Tho tubes will be
threo inches in interior diameter and tho
excavations will bo four foet six Inches in
depth. At a distance of 400 feet along
Broadway thoro will be a manhole, so
that tho tubes can bo tested and defects
easily and 'promptly overcome. Wo shall
have two largo duplex engines of
power each at our new depot, at
Fifth avenuo and Twenty-third street,
whero a large and eommodious building is
to be erected. Tho pipes will be laid
wherever wo can' find a clear path for
work, and the entire work, it is estimated,
will coBt $250,000. We expect to be roady
for public business early in tho autumn."
" What suggested this innovation?"
Tho great problem, how successfully to
lay telegraph wires under ground, so at to
do away with air wires, has suggested
many experiments, of whioh tho pneumatio
tube service is one.
" Does your pneumatio tube plan contemplate
private connections with stores and
" No, It is for our own use. We shall be
able to accommodate the entire business
community by means of intermediate stations.
The communinty will secure quick
and absolutely correct sorvioe, for in a
great many cases we will deliver the original
mossago as written in or delivered at
our office. A man uptown, who
desires to buy or sell stocks or
grain, can write his order, deliver
it to our reporlor at Twenty-third
BtrQot, and in exactly two minutes and a
half It will bo ix tho hands of his private
broker on ono of the exchanges, and no
one will be tho wiser, for his message can
not bo read in transmission. This Is
quickor, safer and freer from intrusion
than oven telegraphing, allowing for do-lays
incident to sending and delivering the
messages. Tho cost of scrvico will be
nbout tho snmo as telegraphy, and we expect
a largo rovenue from it."
At the Post Office tho question of connecting
sub-stations and railway depots by
pneumatio tubes, as in London, hns been
igitatcd. Mr. James advocated it
When ho was in charge, and Postmaster
Pearson is strongly in favor of it.
Of course, nothing can do done in this dl-
rcction except upon tho orders of the
and as that department of
tho publio servioe is proverbially slow, and
subject to frequent changos in the chief
cxccutlvo, the local officials do not look for
suoh an important and valuable improvement
in tho transmission of mail matters
for the present at least. Mr. Pearson
'thinks that ultimately pneumatio tubes
will be laid and that tho Blower processes
of mail delivery wiH be dispensed with,
exoept for tho bulky matter liko papors and
paokages. ,.., ..."...
JUMBO'S HOME ON FIRE,
Tho Earnum OirouB Burned in
.Vo r.nni or Life, Bat Henry Unmakes
to the. Great Moral Show.
Chicago, Juno 6. At 2 o'clock thi
morning Barnum's circus canght fire. At
this writing it is reported that tho main
tent is nlrcady consumed, and the baseball
park fences aro on firo, threatening the
tents on tho insldo. It is not known
whether tho animals burnod or not.
2:80 a. m. Tho firo consumed tho
main tents, dresses, nnd paraphernalia.
Tho blazo caught from mo
of tho lamps, nnd tho canvas was
consumed liko a flash. No loss of lifo. Fortunately
tho animals wcro in a tent insitlo
the Park, and woro not injurul.
Had th'jy been in the tent which wns
burned there would have boon a considerable
number of wild bonsts roaming about
tho streets now. Loss not learned.
CincAfio, Juno u. Tho main canvns of
B.irnum, Bailey & Hutchinson's "Great
Moral Show " caught firo shortly before 2
o'clock this morninc, and was totally destroyed.
The watchmen in the dressing-room
tent, which is located nt the southeast
extremity of the grounds, say that
tho firo caught near the ground on the cast
side of the cnnvaB about the center of tho
tent Tho fire wns completely put out In
less than half an hour. All that is left of
the big tent nro a few tattered and
burned festoons clinging to the poles
at tho south cud. In an interview with
Mr. F. Hyatt, business mnnager of tho
show, ho stated that the lot's would amount
to about Sl'2,000. The compnny havo an
extra canvas, which will be jut up immediately.
It is the old one used last year.
The canvns burned was noarly new. Performances
will bo given to-day the sauio
as usual. At a late hour in tho morning
Jumbo wns seen at his quarters. His composure
was the "greatest onearth."
When tho nlorm was turned in nt 2
o'clock this morning, caused by the discovery
that Barnum's circus was on fire, tho
department responded quickly, but beforo
any engines were brought into action tho
destruction of tho main tent was complete
Several streams played on the blaze, and
succeeded In preventing a spread of tho
fire to tho adjoining canvas, undor which
were the cnges of wild bensts.
Tho Haines rnn up the cnuvns to the center
polo in a twinkling, and a gorgeous
scene was presented on the lake front for
a few moments. Michigan avenuo for
blocks being ns light as day, whilo the
shipping lying in the harbor was clearly
outlined. Tho tugs in the harbor added to
the uproar by the incessant screaming of
their whistles. Tho canvas and guy-ropes
being destroyed, the conter polc3 woro precipitated
to tho ground, crushing the
private boxes nnd carrying tho fire in
among tho reserved sents, entailing their
almost complete destiuction.
The" night watchman in chnrgc Qf tho
Btable tents was apprised in time to enable
the hostler to lead out all the horses quietly.
The wild animals had all been locktd
up for the night, nnd ns thoy could not 'eo
tho finmes, they were In no senso panic-stricken,
although the smell of the siimLe
appealed to excite pome of them. Tho
actual property loss is estimated at $15,000
or 10,O')0, with no insurance, but the interruption
of performances may necessarily increase
the amount very considerably to the
showmen. The canvas destroyed covered
si acres of ground, nnd is claimed to bo
tho largest single ono in tho wo. Id.
Bnrnum was called from bed, but he said
it bad happened too often to worry him and
ho went back to Bleep.
Heavy Iron Failure.
Leeto.via, O., June G. Tho Grafton Iron
Compnny, of this placo, has failed, with
liabilities of about $000,000. Two large
concerns in Pittsburg, Graff, Bennett, &
Compaay, iron manufacturers nnd furnace
men, and Robinson, Rea & Co., are stockholders
in the first named corporation.
Their solvency is undoubted.
Both firms are extensive concerns, and havo
always boon managed with the most conservative
views. Another corporation, the
Elba Iron Works, has also bocu montioned
as being in trouble, but the correspondent
is informed by undoubted authority that
thero is no foundation for the same.
A. Legislature Indicted for Gambling-.
St. Louis, Mo., June 5. A dispatch from
Austin, Texas, says tho grand jury Indiotcd
forty or fifty members of tho legislature
for gambling. Quite a number of those
indicted havo left momey with counsel to
plead guilty and pay tho minimum fine
rather than to go to trial in oourt.
Another dispatch from tho same place
says some ono entered the County Clerk's
office on Saturday night and stole all tho
indictments returned by tho grand jury for
violations of tho gambling law, including
thoso against mombera of tho Legislature.
Thoro is no cluo to tho thief, but sporting
circles are greatly olated.
Plucky Iilttlo Hunters.
St. Louis, Juno 6. A Republican special
Bays : Threo boys, Harry Hart and
Rufus and Marshall Whitnnh agod respectfully
10, 16 and 18 years, went out
squirrol hunting in Iron county last week.
They ran across a dou of catamounts in
Prough's Hollow, about one mile eaBt of
ronton. Their dogs flew the track, but
tho boys fronted tho varmints " bravoly,
and brought away thoir scalps. When
they got through killing, the boys had fivo
dead catamounts before them an old
" she" and four ha,lf-grown kittens.
THOSE AWFUL FEINS
Welland Canal to be Blown Up by
It Is Ilcing Guarded HlRht nnil Cray
A III if Canadian Scare.
St. Catharines, O.vt., Juno 5. A few
wooks ago tho Government at Ottawa received
warning that it was tho intention of
tho Fcninn faction to send a party of their
followers into Canada to blow up certain
portions of tho Wcllnnd Canal. The
Government immediately warned their
representatives at St, Catharines, and
on Saturday, tho 12th of May, a large number
of men, known to bo loyal subjects,
wcro stationed at short distances along
both tho old and now canals, to watch tho
movements of any suspicious characters.
Tho day boforo Brady's execution fifteen
suspicious-looking men, each carrying a
medium sized satchel, jumped from the
train at St. Cathnrinos, having just come
over tho suspension bridgo from Buffalo.
Thoy wcro immediately shadowed
by prlvato dotootives, who were
Bont to the placo of tho
supposed attack on Canada, who soon
after overheard sufficient conversation
among tho new arrivals to be convlncod
that this was thepnrly thoy woro
to watch. Tho now arrivals walked
about apparently unconcerned, but nt tho
samo tlmo were making secret arrangements
for carrying out tho objcot thoy had
in view. A few of their number woro
sent along tho canal to select
a suitable spot to dostroy connection
tho uppor and lower lakes. They
had not gone far, however, before they
found thoir sccrot had got to the ears of tho
Government officials and that their
game was up. The delegation
returned to St, Catharines, whore
the party immodiatoly dispersed and
returned as quickly as possible to tho
States. Watches aro still stationed along
tho canals guarding tho locks dny and
night. A Government official, on boing interviewed
yesterday, said: " I am satisfied
that we did not take our precautions one
hour too soon. A gang enmo over from
Buffalo Sunday, nnd when they found tho
canal guarded at every point they
and returned to that city.
Tlio 810.000 nviiuty Accusing Hor
PuiLAniariiiA, June 6. George S. Costm
tho examiner in the divorce suit of I.aura
.. Keyscr, commonly known as Louise Montague,
Forepaugh's $10,000 beauty, against
Paul Koy.er, who is known to the variety
stage ns Paul Allen, the
man, has filed his report in Common
Pleas Court No. 1. Tho respond-out
wns charged with desertion,
lie did not appear before tho examiner.
Tho beauty, nccording to the leport, testis'
ed that xhe was married to Keyscr by
1 dge Gates In Illinois in 1878. She was
C.ttve'lng with a thoitrical troupe, of which
Keyser also was a member. At the closo
of the season the newly-mated pair set up
housekeeping in Eightieth stieet, New
York. The beauty could not remember the
number. Thoy remained there eight
months. A child was born there. Before
the baby had got into short frocks they
moved into Bleccker street. They hud
been there a few weeks only when, the
beauty declares, her husband maliciously
deserted her. " I don't know why ho went
away," she says, " unless it was because I
had refused to give him money to gamble
with." Keyaer 'sang and danced at tho
rate of about S3 a miuuto, but neither his
wife nor the baby saw any of tho money.
The beauty says that although practically
free, she still had to livo, and she
was glad to obtain an engagement
at Harry Miner's Theater as a
singer. From there she went on a
singing tour through the country.
She did not boo her husband again until
November, 1880, when she met him at a
variety house in this city, where both had
an engagoment at the same time. She
nsked her husband to call and see her
baby. Koyser said that he was yearning
to see tlio little one, and dropped In at his
wife's boarding houso that same night.
After ho had admired baby's dimples and
baby's bright eyes, tho mother suggested
that ho do something for baby's
comfort. Ho replied: "I havo
enough to do to support myself."
And so they parted. The mako up
was a dead failure. Tho father last year,
in view of tho fact, ndmlttcd by himself,
that ho had contributed nothing to tho support
of his wife or baby, gave up all claim
to tho custody of tho child. A copy of the
agreement nccompanlcd yesterday's report.
After further testimony tho report was approved
by the Court. If no objection Is Interposed
in tho meantimo a decreo will bo
awarded on Saturday next.
Additional Condensed Xows.
P. J. Siieiit, one of the Guitau jurors,
At a fire at Santa Clara Nuova, Mexioo,
five littlo girls were burnod to death,
Tun Grecno county, 0., grand jury have
found a large number of indictments undor
the Scott Law.
milch cows and threo horses
perished in a burning barn in M in cola,
One hundred dollars reduotion per ear
on oranges has largely stimulated tho ox-
fiortatlon via San Francisoo. Thoy aro
forward by tho train load at a time.
The Galveston, Texas, City Council have
set aside a quarter block ef ground upon
which will bo oreetod $50,000 publio
soaool, the jjift of SecjgeBjili;bmkor. .
rtnrnpd for "Witchcraft A Hundred
German Soldiers I'olMoned
Kcw Sovorolgn Another
Inu I'trc. ,,-
Paris, June 5. A largo and disastrous
Qro occurrod lu a chemical factory last
aight. Ono fireman was killed ontrlght
and ten wcro seriously hurt. Some of tho
injured will die. ....
LoxnoN, Juno 5. Fifty persons have
been burned nlivo for witchcraft in tho
Bherbro District on tho African gold coasL
Mcnznh, tho King of tho ABhnntccs, has
been dethroned by a popular uprising, led
by Koffco Knlknli, a former king, who has
been restored to power. Further hostilities
are expected. ....
Lo.vno.v, Juno 5. Tho refus 1 of Mr.
Gladstone yesterday afternoon to
giv tho facts coune with tho
Duko of Albany's Canadian offer causes
much o mmont, nnd i. i regn ded hero as
Bignifica t of the condition f tho Qu en's
health. It is said U havo been directly at
tho requost of her majes y that her
re u ed to dis uss the ma tor, nnd it
wns t her command that th Prci'io
inod o accept tho Duke of Alba y's proffered
services. Her mnjosty rccognizos the
p eenrious condit on of her health, and
does not wish any of hor ohildren to quit
the country at present.
Berlin, June 5. One hundred and forty-three
soldiers stationed at Pouen, havo been
accidentally poisoned. Tho condition of
tho men is dangerous.
London, June 5. Tho Chincso Ambassador
and Envoy Extraordinary, Li Hung
Chang, says that tho Fronch must concodo
Chinese rights in Cochin China, or tho
are quite ready to fight for thorn.
Thoir rights in Annam aro well donned,
nnd must not be Ignorod any longer by tho
London, Juno 5. Michnel Davitt will go
to America at once, and proposes to eugago
in an extensivo lecturing tour.
A Missouri Lynching.
Hermann, Mo., Juno C. This city was
thrown into a state of intense excitoment
shortly after midnight this morning by tho
lynching of Whitney, the murderer of
Gang Burchard. The mob numbered
nbout two hundred. They surrounded the
jail, guards being stationed with drawn
revolvers to keep back the curious crowd
which was attracted by tho noiso made in
beating in tho jail doors. Tho jailer refused
to surrendor the keys, when axes
Whitney penetrated the purpose of tho
assault aud crouched upon his coll floor
aud prayed fervently. His Voice could bo
heard outside. The jailer wns forced to
lead the way to Whitney's cell, which was
then forced open. A long ropo tho mob
had brought with it was put around his
waist. Half fainting, tho doomed mnn fell
on his knees when once in the open air and
asked leave to pray again. This wns granted;
but, as ho continued his appeals to
Heaven too long, ho was jorked to his feet
and dragged through the town into a denso
woods that covers the bluff, a dozen of the
lynching party warning tho crowd not to
follow and Intimidating them by a display
It was expected tho Court would hold a
special session to try the accused, but
when it was announced yestorday that tho
trial would go over to tho fall term tho indignation
was general, and throats of
lynching wore made. But few masks were
worn, and many of the lynchers were recognized.
Whitney was conveyed to tho woods nnd
immediately hanged to tho limb of a tree.
Ban Antonio, Texas, June 5. About G
o'clock this moral g Albert iller was
shot and killed by Walter Jones. Both
wore negro gamblers, Ml'ler had been
confined in jail for failuro to pay a fine
for gambling, an I had just worked out h s
fine. Going to his abode this morning he
was denied admission, and on looking
through tho window was shot in the forehead
by Jones, who bad takon up with Miller's
woman, and instantly killed. Jones
and tho woman aro both in prison.
Tinkering With tho Big; Ilrldfrc.
New York, June 5. Tho rail orccted on
tho Brooklyn bridgo, dividing tho foot-path
whero tho recent calamity occurred has
proved a decided failure when that structure
is throngod with people, nnd foot passengers
aro obliged to take tho road-way
to avoid a repetition of tho disastrous
blookado and panic. The trustees aro considering
plans for roofing over tho bridge
to sholtor passengers from summer's heat
and wintor's cold. No steps have been
taken as yet toward erecting a second footpath
or enlarging the present ono. t
Killed by a Stepson.
Nashville, Juno 5. Isaao Paradise, residing
on Paradise IUdge, oightcon miles
north of this city, was shot and killed by
John Sovior, bis stepson, who fled, and has
not yet been arrosted. The causo was a
quarrel about somo hogs.
Courtney Promises to do His IJest. ;
Rochester, June 6. Courtney accepts
tho offer of tho manufacturing company,
and will give bends in 510,000 to row his
best fa the raoe with Hanson for a purBO of
15,000. It is probable the race will be
rowed at Cinoinnati or BU Louis. i