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A WOMAN'S AGE.
How old am I? Oh, how can I say? How know my age, will you tell me, pray! The day I was born I forgot, you see, It seemed not so important to me. I may be old, ob, so terribly old. If I connt by the sorrows my life has told; Or very young, by the youthful glee The sound of your footsteps awakens in me. Will yon measure time by the sorrows endured, Or the exquisite bliss your love has assured? I mind not the years, be they many or few, I only care what I am to you. Am I old or young, will you tell me, dear? Not counting by clay, or month, or year. It matters not what others may deem, 1 am just as old to you as I ssm. Anita A. Durand. SHE SHOT HER LOVER. And Sent a Fatal Bullet Crashing Through Her Own. Unhappy Brain—Love at First Sight, Engagement Ending in a Treaydy.. (New York Cor. Feb. 13.) Miss Jennie Almy, a beautiful woman 22 years of age, shot and mortally wounded Victor C. Andre, 21 years old, yesterday morning on the down town station of the Third Avenue Elevated Railroad at Fifty ninth 6treet, and immediately afterwards sent a bullet through her own brain. The girl died before the smoke from her revolver had cleared away, and her victim is slowly bleeding to death in the Presbyterian Hos pital. The story of the events which add to the tragedy as gathered from different sources is briefly as follows: Last September Mrs. Frescott, a boarding-house keeper of No. 20 East Twenty-second street, received into her house as a boarder, Mr. Andre, from Berlin. He showed letters of introduction to Rufus Hatch, Jesse Seligman, Carl Schurz and other well-known gentlemen. Mr. Andre was a professor in Greek, Latin and mathe matics at the school of Gustave Von taube, at No. 10 Gramercy Park. He had graduated from Berlin University with the highest honors, aud added to a most perfect appear auce the charm of a brilliant conversational ist. Miss Almy had a room at the residence of Mrs. Strong, at 49 East Twenty-third street, but took her meals at Mrs. Prescott's house. She was as well educated as Andre, and earned an excellent living giving pri vate lessons to children in the neighborhood of Gramercy Park. A friendship sprang up between the two, and they spent much of their time discussing the literary ability of different authors, visiting art museums, and nuiking collections of minerals and flowers. Mr. Andre became at last very attentive to the girl, and it was generally understood THAT THEY WERE ENGAGED. Mr. Andre made frequent visits to the girl at. Mrs. Srong's house. Miss Almy left her rooms and went to live at the residence of Dr. G. W. Boskowitz, No 111 East Twenty fifth street. About the same time Miss Almy changed her abode Andre was engaged by Mr. Joseph J. Beckel of No. 374 Lexington avenue to give lessons to his little boy George, This was in November, and regularly every day from that time until three weeks ago, Andre it is said, visited Miss Almy. His visits were in the afternoon when both were free from the labors of the class-room, and during these visits there marriage was talked of and the wedding tour planned. Every day Andre took flowers or presents until Miss Almy's pretty little room looked like a jewelry shop in a florist's -window. In the middle of January his visits suddenly ceased. Miss Almy wrote to Andre but received no reply. She went to the school in Gramercy Park and couldn't see him. She called at Mr. Bcskel's house, but was refused admit tance. She had a companion in a very estim able young lady, Miss Long, who lived in the Same house with her, and she told her that Andre must marry her or her life would be ruined and her name disgraced. Every day during those three weeks she wrote letters but did not receive a single reply. One night a week ago, driven to desperation by the indifference of her lover, she went into Madison Square, hired a carriage and drove to Mr. Beckel's residence, where Andre was. She rung the bell and sent a letter addressed to Mr. Andre. Five minutes later the but ler handed her letter back to her with the following inscription across the face: "Mr. Andre is in, but he is at dinner and does not desire to see you." The girl went home and a perceptible change in her appearance was noticed. Andre every mording at 8 o'clock left the residence of Mr Beckel and WENT WITH THE LITTLE BOY to the school in Gramercy Park. Miss Almy was aware of this and went to the station two or three times to meet him and beg to keep his promise to her. Andre never noticed her, but passed her by. On Monday night as she was retiring to her room she left orders to be called early. She was aroused a little be fore 7 o'clock, and, unperceived by any of the inmates of the house, walked into" the street. As a general thing Miss Almy was very careful in her dress, but yesterday morming she was not so carefully attired. She wore a plain black dress, plaited at the bottom, a black waist trimmed with braid black silk wristlets and kid gloves. A pais ley shawl was thrown across her shoulders, and her plush poke-bonnet was held in post tion by a broad silk streamer tied in a bow beneath her chin. Between 8:30 and 8:35 a.m., Andre dropped his ticket in the box of of the down-town station at Fifth-ninth street, and passed on the platform. He held the little boy by his right hand and carried in his left hand three or four school-books. A minute after Andre entered the platform Miss Almy bought her ticket at the station. She held the ticket in her left hand, and as she neared the box RAISED HER BLACK VEIL from her face. The right hand was buried in the folds of her shawl. She walked about two feet away from the box towards where Andre, with his back towards her, was listening to the prattling of the child. Not more than ten out of the 100 persons on the platform saw the girl as she threw back the folds of her shawl and with set lips and fixed eyes leveled a bright Smith & Wesson revolver at her lover. There was not a tre mor in her frame as the sharp and sudden report rang ont and Andre tottered forward with a bullet lodged in the left side of his back and blood streaming from the wound. Women screamed, and the child releasing the hand of the his tutor, turned with a shriek just in time to see a stern-faced wo man place the bright barrel of the revolver to her temple a second sharp crack sounded in the air, and the girl fell backward, the blood pouring from a wound in her right temple. Not a sound escaped her, but as she lay upon the platform boards her large hazel eyes opened for a second. They met the gaze of Andre concentrated upon her. The man turned away and tottered along the platform, clasping the railing for support. The girl CLASPED HER ARMS. upon her bosom, clutched the revolver a lit tle closer to her breast and died. Not a man would touch her, but all stood speechless, looking first at the gentleman leaning against the railing with his coat growing each second redder'with blood and then at the body on the platform. The girl's hat lay within two feet of her, and her masses of dark brown hair changed in color as the blood poured from her wound. All this hap pened in a few seconds. A train came rush ing to the station, the cries of the train men rang along the platform and every one, ex cept the wounded and the dead, hurried into the cars as though the next instant the shots would be heard again. Roundsman Beck of the fifty-ninth street police station house asked Andre if he could walk. "Yes," he answered, "why not." His face bore a de termined look, as, with clenched teeth he fol lowed the officers. The policemen bore their burden in through the station house doors and deposited the body in a little square courtyard between the station house and the prison adjoining it. A black silk scarf was placed under the jaws to hold them in posi tion, and a paper box was made the pillow for the hgad. TIIE FACE WAS COVERED with the shawl. A search in the pockets brought to light a five dollar bill, two cents in change and a house key. The pistol used was a small one, of thirty-two calibre brand, new and evidently intended to be used but once. Andre stood in the station-house wait ing for an ambulance, while the body was being searched. Dr. Elmer examined his wound. The ball had lodged between the eighth and ninth ribs, and penetrated the stomach. "Will I die?" Andre asked. *'I guess notl" Dr. Elmer answered, al- though at the time, he was aware that the pa tient would, unless a miracle took place, bleed to death. He was taken to the Presby terian hospital on Fourth avenue and Seven tieth street where Dr. Freeman examined his wounds. Miss Long, the companion of Miss Almy in life, was seen yestereay at her residence in East Twenty-fifth street. "Mr. Andre was engaged to be married to her," she replied. "Why, they used to sit for hours right here in this room, on this very lounge, and map out all their after lives. Mr. Andre was a handsome man, and Jennie was a beautiful girl, and so I thought it only PROPER THAT HE SHOULD LOVE her and she him. See those roses there, they are all withered now, bnt he sent them to her, and those over there, and those little things on that round table. They used to go everywhere and he seemed ever so fond of her. His visits were always in the afternoon until three weeks ago, when they stopped. Jennie felt very bad the first day he was away, but she said that he had not been well and she would have some extra nice jelly sent to him. The next day andthe next, and then a number of days passed and he did not come. She knew that he was not sick, for she saw him with other ladles and gentlemen at theatres and she met him out side. I tried to tell her he was not unfaith ful, but she became convinced that he was. She was always a modest and retiring girl, and one that loved from her soul and pas sionately. A few nights ago she came to me and I was sitting here at this lounge. She threw herself down by my knees and wept. I told her that she must not lose" her spirits in such a way, and she said: "What can I do. He has ruined my life, He was ROUND IN HONOR TO MARRY me." Night after night she came to me in the same way, and I heard the same sad story from her. She changed ever so much, and for the last few days she got quiet. She threw some of the roses out of her room, and then she would go out and gather them up again." Miss Almy was born in this city, and spent a great deal of her time in Philadel phia and Brooklyn. Her mother married a Mr. Davis upon the death of Jennie's father. Her mother died some time ago and left her a small fortune. Victor Andre was born in Weisbaden, Ger many, and has been in this country but six months, but on account of his brilliant liter ary and scientific attainments was admitted into the best society. When he arrived he applied to Mme. Hesse, of No. 36 West Twenty-lirst street, who keeps a select em ployment agency Mme. Hesse is a very stylish and affable little German lady, with great silken grey curls half hiding her fore head from view. She asked Mr. Andre for his recommendations, and he referred her to Mr. Hatch. When questioned concerning his family history Mr. Andre produced docu ments which told his history briefly as follows: His mother was an Englishwoman and his father a German who had won a reputation as a statesman and a journalist. When his son Victor was bocn he was one of the wealthiest men in Germany. His grand father had served in the body guard of Napoleon and was an esteemed FRIEND OF THE EMPEROR. Young Andre was given a most finished education, and was graduated with higli hon ors from the Berlin University, as Mme. Hesse said. He was loved and courted by society both for his admitted intellectual ability and his natural appearance. His ear ly home had been in Weisbaden, but his mother died, and for some reason or other Andre was thrown upon his own resources, and came to America. Mme. Hesse intro duced the young man to Mine. G. Von Tavibe, of No. 10, Gramercy Park, who keeps there a fashionable school for young ladies. Mme. Von Taube hired Andre to teach her pupils Latin, Greek, French literature and the higher branches of mathematics. She was delighted with his proficiency and charmed by his incomparable conversational abilities. He earned besides his salary from the school one hundred marks a month as correspondent to the Boirsen Courier, a financial paper in Germany, and was a con tributor to the Belles-Letarisches journal of this city. When Coroner Kennedy, Deputy Coroner Conway and Capt. Gunner called at the hospital last night to take the ante mor tem statement of Andre he looked up smil ingly and said he hoped soon to be well. He, however, made a statement, but was not under oath. THE STATEMENT. "I was waiting for a train at the Fifty- Ninth street down-town depot when I heard an explosion like a pistol and felt a wound in my side. I heard another shot and as I was carried out I saw a woman lying on the plat form; I could not see her face; I know a lady named Jennie Almy; I lived in the same house with her at 26 East Twenty-fifth street; I have had some correspondence with her; I was engaged to be married to her; I broke the engagement because she deceived me in not telling me that she bad been di vorced; she was divorced from a man by the name of Schwartz because of his infidelity to her; I never heard her make any threats against me; I did not answer her last letter; I came to this country about six months ago as the correspondent of a Berlin newspaper; I am an onlychiid; I do not feel like a dy ing man; I can find no trace of Schwartz." A New Senator's Catch. [Washington Letter St. Louis Post Dispatch.] Society is very much shocked just now by some mistake of a Senator of very high standing, but not a long time in Washing ton. He has a delightful home here, and familv connections that are unexceptional. In general his course is quite exemplary, but not in all things, "The fact is," said an old senate employe, speaking of the matter, "I don't suppose he realizes how great a sensa tion he is creating. He has not been here very long, and evidently doesn't recognize her in her true light as a notorious woman of the town. It's a fact however." [jThe profound sensation which the guileless senator in question is inflicting upon Wash ington society is that he permits a notorious woman to come to the capital and send her curd to him in the senate, whereupon he de liberately rises from his seat in the face of his fellow-senators, sends word to "show her to the marble room," and in a few moments joins her in that magnificent apartment, to the surprise and no small disgust of his more experienced fellow senators, whose longer stay in Washington has acquainted them with the "trade marks" which this gentle man appears not to recognize. "I can't suppose he knows her true stand ing," said the senate employe, as he con tinued his conversation, "for I don't believe he is the sort of man to have to do with that class. Even if he were, he would'nt surely insult the other members by taking her into the marble room where senators invite their callers and where respectable ladies are liable to meet her at any time. She was here to day; sent her card in to him; was invited in to the marble room, and after a while they came out together. I don't know what she wants or what her little game is now, but her character has been well known in this town for many years. She's notorious. I should think he'd tumble, but he doesn't." "Do you have cases of this sort often?" "Yes; with new members. It is hard for those not accustomed to Washington ways to recognize all the bad ones. . Why, President Arthur was as badly taken in as any of 'em when he came here, bright New York man as he is. He was Vice-President then, you know, and by hs position President of the senate. Well, they used to work him right along. I've seen women whose characters we have known to be bad for a long time send for him and get him really a good deal interested in the cases for jrhich they were lobbying until after a while he began to real ize their true character. Then he shook them quick enough. I tell you it takes a mighty shrewd one to keep up with the wom en that come here." Frontier Pastime. [Springfield Republican.] In a mining camp at American Fork, Utah, some fifteen miners have formed themselves into a debating society called "The Congress of the United States." Their capitol is a cabin with twelve feet of snow on the roof, and they are at present engaged on a bill for the admission of Utah Into the Union. A "member from New York" has bet a sack of flour against three plugs of horseshoe tobacco that no newspaper in the territory would print the proceedings. The bet was accepted on the floor of the senate by a "member from Kansas," who won his bet. A bitter anti-Mormon speaker is to be fol lowed by an orator "who has been greased by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1884. WHAT SHOUI/D A BODY DO ? What should a body do, I trow— Sic a young rogue as Sandy, Across the kirk wi' een o' blue, He looks at me wi' loe sae true— What should a body do? Yon kirk is canld, the sermon lang, But a' my thochts for Sandy, Wha waits for me wi' heart sae true— There's not his like the wide waurld thre'— What should a body do? "My ain dear Mary, gang wf me For alway," said my Sandy. Yea, yea, my love, an' we'll ere be trna, Tho' our cot be sma' an' our flocks be few— What should a body do? Marie de Laeobde. A It I >1 AKK ABL E ADVENTURESS. TJie Tailor's Daughter who Married Prince Bismarck's Cousin. [Paris Cor. H. Y. Sun.] One of the recent events of celebrity was the death of Marquise de Paiva. She will take her place in the gallery of Illustrious women of the category of Ninon de l'Enclos, Mme, de Maintenon, Mme. Du. Defiant, and Mme. Geoffrin. Madame la Marquise was simply an adventuress, a woman who never needed to be emancipated from any preju dices of morality or sentiment; a painted Jezbel, if you like, but a woman for all that, and a woman of the kind that fascinates con temporaries and excites the curiosity of pos terity, Her maiden name was Theresa Pau ine Lachman. Her father was a tailor at Moscow, and her first husband was Francil ois Villoning, the cutter of the paternal es tablishment. One morning Theresa left her husband and started out to conquer the world, having for arms her beauty and her wit and a wonderful talent for music. She came to Paris, and her first conquest was the pianist Henri Hertz, whom she accom panied in his professional tours as his wife. Her restless ambition led her even to induce Hertz to take her to court, but some inquisi tive people looked into her past and it was discovered that the Hertz household was imperfect, inasmuch as Francois Villoing was still living; indeed, he continued to live un til 1849, So, when Mme. Hertz made her triumphant entry in the Salle des Marechaux at the Tuileries, an official suggested to her that she had made a mistake. The adven turess comprehended the situation, turned on her heel and abandoned Hertz, whose flag could no longer cover her. During her liaison with Henri Hertz the beautiful Rus sian had great success in Paris. She had suppers at her house after the opera. Theo phile Gautier wrote sonnets in her honor. She was received almost everywhere. Thanks to her passport as a foreigner and thanks to the protection of her pseudo-husband. At this time about 1845, the Parisian women had scarcely rediscovered powder; Mme. Hertz already, in spite of her radiant beauty, used to paint her face and neck all over with the true Circassian craze for maquillage. She used to say that she never felt dressed unless. SHE HAD PAINTED HER FACE. Having broken with Hertz, Theresa went to London, aud, after a period of struggles and disappointments, she succeeded in hav ing half a dozen fortunes at her feet, Includ ing that of Lord Dudley. Thanks to this champion, she was enabled, on her return to Paris, her tailor husband having died in the mean time, to allow herself the luxury of a third husband, a genuine husband this time, the Marquis Araujo de Paiva. The marriage was celebrated in June, 1851. The Marquis, however, was only a grandee of Portugal, and his estates beyond the Pyrenees were only castles in Spain. Theresa took his title and pave him $200 a month to console him for the sacrifice he made in renouncing her com pany. So it was that the Marquis disappeared and Mme. de Paiva established herself in a fine mansion in the Champs Elysees, where she reigned for years over one of the most brilliant salons of the century, as far as in tellect; is concerned. The habitues were Eugene Delacroix, the painter, Auber, the composer, Theophile Gautier., Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Emile Augier, Ponsard of the academy, Paul Baudry, the painter, Ca banel, Pradier, Emile de Girardin, Rodue plan, Du Sommerard, Paul Lacroix, Paul de Saint Victor, Arsene Houssaye, Gerome, He bert, Gustave Flaubert, Moltke, the Cheva lier Nigra, diplomatists, artists, poets, men of letters. It is needless to say that men like these would not be assiduous at the Wednesdays and Sundays of a mere painted Jezebel. Mme de Paiva was more than that. She was one of the remarkable women of the century, remarkable by the force of her will, remarka ble for her intelligence. In her company you had some one to talk to in whatever language you spoke. In her the feminine quality of intuition was developed to a su preme degree; she knew everything without having learned anything; she had read only in the book of life, but she knew that book by heart. While in London Mme. de Paiva met the Count Henckel de Donnesmarck, an im mensely rich gentleman, cousin of Prince Bismarck, I believe, and brother of the Count Henckel who was governor of Alsace-Lorraine immediately after the German occupation in 1870. The Count Henckel saw her again at Paris, then at Baden, then at Vienna, and then at Constantinople. One day he stopped the fugitive whom he was not pursuing, and offered her his hand. "I cannot give you mine," she replied. "I have already been married three times." "Very good, Mar quise, I will wait." The Count Henckel be came one of the friends of the house; he made Mme. de Paiva a present of the im mense chateau and domain of Pontchartrain, famous as the residence of Mme. de la Val liere, one of the finest estates in France, and one of the biggest houses. The chateau has just as many windows as there are days In the year. Finally, when the Marquis de Paiva shot himself, in 1870, THE MARQUISE ONCE MORE A "WIDOW, married the count Henckel, cousin of the Iron Chancellor. During the war Mme. de Paiva's property in France was scrupulously respected, and naturally after the conquestshe could hardly resume her old life. The sym pathetic chain was broken, and those other friends who could not forget twenty years of charming hospitality only ventured to come to see her on the sly. For that matter since the war she has been very little in Paris. She lived almost entirely at Newdelck in Silesia, where she owned immense mines, and where she had built by Lefuel a repro duction of the now demolished palace of the Tuileries. The wealth of Mme. de Paiva andthe mag nificence of her existence were fairylike and bewildering. The proof is that she could in dulge in tlie royal luxury of building for her self an exact copy of the Tuileries. Her mansion in Paris, on the left hand side of the Champs Elysees, just beyond the Rond Point, built in 1864, is a marvel of richness; the staircase is of onyx; the chimney pieces are carved by the first sculptors of the time; the ceilings are Baudry's masterpieces; the panels are the finest inspirations of Hebert. Cabanel and Gerome; the 6tables would have delighted Caligula. It is a palace such as one reads about in the Arabian nights. As for her diamonds, her jewel casket con tains the choicest pieces of the collections of unfortunate crowned heads from Marie An toinette down to the Empress Eugenie. On the day of her marriage with Count Henckel she wore the diamonds that the Empress sold at London after the battle of Sedan. She had a pair of earrings, two diamonds, that cost the one $100,000 and the other $200,000 without counting the expenses of an envoy who was sent to India expressly to make the pair. At Pontchartrain she em ployed an army of gardeners exclusively for the supply of her Paris table, which was most richly served. M. de Ooncourt once told me the follow ing anecdote: He was walking in the gar den at Ponchartrain with Arsene Houssaye when the latter^said to him: "What do you think can be Mme. de Paiva's fortune?" "Eight or ten millions of franees," replied Goncourt. "You are mad my dear Goncourt interrupted Mme. de Paiva issuing suddenly from a side alley. "Ten millions! Why, that would only give me about five hundred thousand frances income. Do you think that with that sum I could give you peaches and grapes in January? Five hundred thou sand frances? Why, my table alone costs that much," This table, according to M. de Goncourt, was splendidly served; all the accessories were exceedingly rich and the ordinary wine glasses cost $20 or $30 each. M. de Gon- court remarked how curious it was to hear after dinner the music of the Jardin Mabille, situated at the back of the mansion sounding like the echo of the beginnings and of the past of the hostess. IX MME. DE PAIVA, The brain absorbed all the faculties of the heart. Those who knew her intimately de clare her to have had neither sensibility nor affection nor impulse. She acted always by reason and in cold blood, and yet 6he was capable of friendship, but it appears to have been like the friendship of man and man. But all about this we shall doubtless read much in forthcoming memories for it is evi dent, from the importance attached to the event of her death in the clubs and in the salons, that Mme. de Paiva will have a con siderable place in the anecdotic and literary history of her century. In appearance Mme. de Paiva wa3 of a very pronounced Russian type. She was a brunette, with enormous eyes almost pro truding, the nose slightly flattened in the Calmuck style, the mouth large and with fleshy lips. She by no means realized the type of classic beauty; but she had a strange ness in her physiognomy, a singularity that attracted and fascinated even more than beauty. The shoulders, the arms, and the hands were superb, and even when she was over sixty years of age Mme. de Paiva could appear decolleted without fearing invidious comparisons. The masculinity of the mind of Mme. de Paiva revealed itself in her ad ministrative capacity. It was she who estab lished her mines in Silesia, and her mills, which together employ some 5,000 pairs of hands. She died last week at Newdelck at the age of 72. Is it not strange to think that this handler of millions, this queen of splen dor and elegance, this enchantress of some of the most splendid intellects of Europe, be gan life as Theresa Pauline Lachman, the daughter of a little Moscow tailor. Thedoke Child. dramatic jvotes, Henry Abbey, who was not scared away from Cincinnati by the little moisture along the river bank, is being highly praised by the newspapers on the high level. The truth is Mr. Abbey is an Ohio man and Cincinnati ans prefer the music he deals in to that furnished by Col. Mapleson. It is said that Bailey, the circus man who witnessed "Francesca" at the Star theater, New York, remarked upon seeing Louis James as Pepe, the vengeful jester. "That man has missed his vocation; he would be worth $350 in the circus ring." It was a peculiar compliment to the aetor. An exchange says: "Lotta and Minnie Palmer had a quarrel recently, the former having accused her rival of making a suc cess by imitating her [Lotta's] points. This Palmer indignantly denied. Neither of the women possesses dramatic talent enough to be discovered by a microscope." During the last scene of "Richard III.," at the Portland (Me.) theater, recently, in the combat between Richard and Richmond, Mr. Keene's sword broke, snapping off some six inches from the hilt. The piece flew di rectly into the audience, striking a gentle man on the bridge of the nose, cutting a gash which extended nearly to the eye. Mary Anderson's success at the Lyceum Theater, London, is such that her agent of fered Lawrence Barrett £1,000 to postpone his opening at that theater. Barrett having declined the offer, Miss Anderson is contract ing for the lease of the new Princess Theater. She has offered Mr. Gilbert £2,000 for the copyright of "Comedy and Tragedy," in which she is now playing. The New York World says: "The scene of the marriage in 'In the Ranks' is one of the most charming pictures of rustic English life that has ever been attempted in stage mechanics. The leaf-strewn paths, the old church, the groups of villagers, the quaint, picturesque garments, the old and garrulous sexton, and background of blossomy Eng lish meadows and hedge-rows are a few of the details of a stage set, Which, for management, of color and strict propriety of adjuncts, is al most matchless." As 60on as Man tell made a bit in "Fedora" he was offered very large inducement to go into any one of half a dozen theaters and traveling companies. He was receiving from Miss Davenport, I believe, $175 a week, and he might easily have found place for himself at a salary of $400. But he went straight on with his contract with Miss Dav enport, and was not even disagreeable about carrying out its provisions. He has been singularly unaffected by his success, and he gives the management as much credit for presenting him with the opportunity of se curing it as he does to himself for having taken advantage of it.—[New York Times. "Talking about anecdotes, an old attache of the Grand tells a good one on Barrett. When in old times he used to play Cassius, he used to "hog" the Marc Antony oration, which is a "fat take," so to speak, and incor porate it with Cassius' text. In the Grand Opera House company at the time I speak of O. W. Barr was the leading man and he was an excellent one, and one disposed to stick up for his rights. At the rehearsal of "Jul ius Caesar," Mr. Barrett remarked to Barr; "You know Cassius speaks Antony's ora tion." "Not to-night he don't." said Barr, who was cast for the warlike Mars. "Yes, but in my casts Cassius always speaks the oration," insisted Barrett, thinking that Ban had misunderstood him. "Well,, Antony will speak it to-night," said Barr, quietly, and he did. Mr. J. H. Copleston of Manager Abbey's staff has made public some interesting expe riences of his journeys in engaging the opera company of the present season. In this statement he says: "One day I journeyed to Genoa. There I found Guiseppe Verdi, and made a liberal inducement to get him to open the new Metropolitan opera house, con ducting one of his own works. The old man had just received the news of Wagner's death, and was very much affected thereby. At the picture of the grand scene in the new world at the opening of its great opera house, he bowed his head and gave as a negative, 'E troppo, tardo! E troppo, tardol (Too late, too late.) Wagner need not have died so soon had he not worked so hard, and as I am old I must take warning.'" Story of a Steam Pump. [Victor Hugo in the Cincinnati Enquirer.] Almost human have been the efforts of the Water-Works engines to supply the city's needs. One by one they yielded as the ele ment arose about them until the great Shields engene alone alone was left. In a portion of the building separate from the others it stands somewhat above the flood line, where, petted and en couraged by the watchful engineers, it strug gles desperately night and day to meet a de mand that, under the conditions, is beyond its abilities. There is no rest for it, and last night, in the darkness of the building made visible by candles and coal-oil lamps, it was laboring painfully, each pulsating throb mak ing the building tremble. The vertical piston-rod would rise with a shudder from the cold depths, hesitate for an instant and then nerved by giant effort plunge again in to the raging flood beneath. As the chilling water ascends the sides of the mighty engine its movements are becoming slower and more difficult, and to-night will find it stand ing stark and grimly silent. A Bad Indictment. [Arkansas Traveler.] A highly respected citizen was arraigned before court for shooting and killing a friend. The evidence was direct, and after exhaus tive arguments had been made the judge said: "It is clearly proven that you are guilty, as charged by thy indictment:" "But I protest my innocence," replied the prisoner. "The indictment reads that I did shoot and kill the gentleman with powder and a leaden bullet. This is a mistake. I had no bullets at the time, so I loaded my gun with powder and a horseshoe nail." "That indeed altars the case," said the judge. "The indictment said bullet, when it should have said nail. You are discharged, air." A BUTTERFLY ON A CHILD'S GRAVE. A butterfly bask'd on a baby's grave, Where a lily had chanced to grow; "Why art thou here with thy gaudy dye When she of the blue and sparkling eye Must sleep in the churchyard low?" Then it lightly soa'd tho' the sunny air, And spoke from its shining track: "I was a worm till I won my wings, And she whom thoa mourns't like a f eraph sing3; Wouldst thou call the blest one back?" —Mrs. Sigourkey. GLOBELETS. A factory at Bay City, Michigan turns out daily 2,400 washboards. Bloodhounds are still used in Texas for capturing escaped criminals. The Virginia legislature has rearranged the congressional districts of the state. Three houses werestruok by lightning dur ing a terrible storm at Dallas, Texas. The Cincinnati chamber of commerce has $500,000 on hand to build anew chamber. The pressure in England for a more direct interference in the affairs of Egypt increases. The Toledo city council has voted $5,000 per annum for a manual training school, Henry Colbroth was killed and several others Injured, while coasting at Biddeford, Me. The Chicago agent of the Louisiana lottery has been forced to discontinue the sale of tickets. Madame Kovaleffski, a Russian lady of high rank, has taken a doctor's degree at Gottingen. The gas well rioters at Marysville Pa., have been indicted for murder and felon ious assault. Joseph Reilly attempted suicide in New York by jumping from a fifth story window but may recover. Over 2,000, persons with 1,300 nets, are en gaged in salmon fishing on the Sacramen to River, California. Cremation is to be tried in France, per mission having been given to burn the re mains of hospital sufferers. The Queen of Italy is about to undertake the study of political economy, under the in struction of Baron Minghetti. Barnum says he has given up lecturing in this world. But as a good old man he still has a great show for the next. Oscar Wild is training his affianced for the stage, ne always finds a way to combine the lucrative with the beautiful. The Pope has summoned the French bish ops to Rome to confer upon measures to re vive the Catholic spirit in France. A joint caucus of Democratic members of congress is to be held on the 21st inst., to se lect a congressional campaign committee. An unknown woman shot Victor Andree, and committed suicide the other day at the Third avenue railway station in New York. One very suggestive fact about the pro spective candidacy of Roswell P. Flower to the presidency is that the Republican papers do not like it. The mother of Edwin Booth has met with a serious accident in breaking her ankle, at the age of 80, and her case is viewed with concern and sympathy. Emily Faithfull is lecturing for the ad vancement of women, in California. For her work, she may fitly be addressed, Well done, good and Faithfull. A Texan who raises goats for their flesh, says that kid steaks are more delicate than venison. Show bills and scrap iron, we suppose, are very digestible, after all. The duke of Albany has had a pint of beer thrown at him by a laborer. Thus the reign ing aristocracy are engaged in "depriving a poor man of his beer," a movement that means revolution. Madame De Bille, the wife of the Donin Minister, who visited the Zunis last summer and was much interested in them under Mr. Cushing's direction, received a remarkable Christmas card of Zuni's manufacture. Texas is a land of marvellous stories. It is reported that at Greenville, that state, a few nights since, a bright star was seen to sink slowly from the zenith to the nadir, oc casionally emitting brilliant jets of flame. A New York correspondent states that Castle Garden is almost daily besieged by young women in search of lovers who have promised to become husbands, who in many cases are oblivious to their contracts. Pere Hyacinthe, while speaking of New Orleans events said that by the cession of Louisiana to the United States and England, the death warrant of a great French Empire in America was signed. He would almost call it a crime. Tom Ochiltree's latest is his alleged an- nouncement that he is to marry Bonanza Mackay's daughter. Ochiltree should take a large stitch in his tongue. Mr. Mackay is a big man, with a fist like a pile driver, and a very quick temper. A doctor obligated himself to cure a man's wife, but failed, "You said you would cure her," exclaimed the indignant husband. "Yes, I said so." "Well, why don't you?" "Well, my dear sir, because she died. If she hadn't died the chances are she wonld have lived." The season is so cold in Florida that over coats and sealskins are prominent, and airy white draperies still nestle in Saratoga trunks at the popular resorts. The oldest inhabitant, however, is equal to the emergency, and de clares that "there never before was a season like this. Undoubtedly the most complete game of poker on record was recenly played by Willis Kissel and Jack Kellogg at Gunnison, Color ado. Each held three of a kind, each reached for the stakes, each promptly pulled out a pistol because the other reached, both fired and both fell dead. A work called "Industrial Surgery" will soon be undertaken in France. It is said that wounds made bymany of the new tools and machines used in the arts in France are often of a nature to require a special treat ment, the principles of which are not laid down in the current books. The death is announced from Scotland of George Easton, whose career as a temperance reformer has been marked. He was an agent of the Scottish Temperance league for thirty years, and it is computed that during that period he travelled 200,000 miles and delivered 7,800 addressess. So many complaints have been made of mistakes in distributing in the postoffice in Springfield, Mass., that hereafter each dis tributing clerk is to put his number in red on every letter he puts into the boxes in or der that the responsibility for mistakes may be placed easily and certainly. "W. D. Howells, the author, locks the door when he is writing a novel," —runs a paragraphs that is going the rounds. If he thinks of writing another novel like "A Woman's Reason," he could hardly do bet ter than to lock himself up in a burglar proof vault and forget to leave out the com bination. The Medical Record estimates that among 1,000 doctors the annual death rate ranges between fifteen and twenty-five, making a yearly loss of 1,800 physicians out of our 90, 000. But the supply is such as to remove all cause of apprehension, for the number of our medical graduates in 1882 was 3,979 more than double the estimated number of deaths. The Cincinnati Enquirer thinks that no in cident in the life of Wendell Phillips better illustrates the earnestness with which he fought slavery than his habitual reply when he was asked his terms for a lecture: "I will come and lecture on a literary subject for one hundred dollars a night and my ex penses ; on Blavery for nothing and pay my own expenses." "Pa," said the daughter of the house to the man of the house the other evening, "What are we going to have for breakfast?" "I have ordered Lyonnaise tripe, my child," was the father's answer. "And where does that come from, pa" Does it come from an ani mal, or does it grow?" , ; It is taken from an animal, my dear." "Oh, I know, then— after a pause to think np her natural history —"then it is taken from lionessess, isn't it, pa?" Pa was weak enough to say "Yes." There is a club of young men in Boston, the majority of whom are Germans and members of wealthy families, who have se cured notoriety by their recent eccentricities. Their latest freak was serving a dinner of dog meat. Seventeen members of the Jeru salem club sat down to the feast. The ca nine meat is reported as excellent, and the party was a merry one. A keg of beer and puppy steaks is the bill of fare ordered for next Saturday night. On January 17 Weston, the pedestrian, had completed one-half of his 5,000 mile walk. He is, under the terms of his agree ment, to make the last mile on March 15. The difficult part of his task lies in its re quiring no more or less than fifty miles each day, save Christmas and Sundays. This prevents spurting and long rests. The moral element in his undertaking comes from his total abstinence from liquors and tobacco, and his evening lectures on tem perance. He is making a deep impression on the English, who glory in his pluck. Let those who want to know the real color of the "white" elephant smoke a cigar and look at the ashes. There they will have it exactly. But a front view shows patches of paler skin, and these, in the estimation of millions, are the outward and visible sign of divine sanctity. Science, however, claims that these discolorments of the skin are marks of a disease something like leprosy. Compared to Jumbo, Budha is a small ele phant, being at least four feet shorter than the monster, and much les3 imposing in general appearance. Nevertheless, good jndges pronounce him a "beauty." ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. ARTICLES OF HCORPORATM OP THE LITTLE FALLS WATER POWER COM fAMY OF MINHESOTA, The undersigned do hereby associate themselves and organize as a body corporate under and pursuant to the provisions of chapter 34 of the general statutes of Minnesota, and to that end do hereby adopt and sign the following articles of association: I. The name of this corporation shall be: Tnr. LtTTLE Falls Watek-Poweb Company ok Minnesota. The geueral uature of Its business shall be the de velopment, Improvement and use of the water-power in the Mississippi river at Little Falls In this state, by constructing, operating and maintaining dams, canals, looks, ponds, sluices, breakwaters, piers, abuttments, booms, mills and mlll-sttes, and the leas ing, operating and utilizing of said Improvements, and the conducting and carrying on of manufacturirg in all or any of its branches by means of said water and other power and Improvements with power and authority to buy, sell, lease, Improve, mortgage and convey, or In any way deal In real property, rjghts, hereditaments and easements, nnd mixed and per sonal estate and property in connection with or In the vicinity of said water-power. The principal place of transacting the business of said corporation shall be at Saint Paul, ia the county of Ramsey and state of Minnesota. II. The said corporation shall commence on the first day of March, A. 1). ISSt, and shall continue for the term of thirty years. III. The amount of the capital stock of this corporation shall be six hundred thousand dollars, and the nmc shall be paid in as called for by resolution or resolu tions of the board of directors of said corporation. IV. The highest amount of Indebtedness or liability to which this corporation shall at any time be subject, Is the sum of live hundred thousand dollars. V. The names and places of residence of the persons forming this association for Incorporation, are as fol lows: Charles A. DeGraff, of Saint Paul,, Minnesota. Lyman V. Hodge, of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ilenjry P. Uph&ui, of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Milton M. Williams, of Saint Paul, Minnesota. William Crooks, of Saint Panl, Minnesota. VI. The government of this corporation and the man agement of Its affairs shall be vested In a Hoard of five Directors, to be elected by the stockholders, and In a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Trea surer to be elected by the Board of Directors. The directors of said corporation shall be elected annually at the time that shall be fixed by the by laws for the annual meeting of the stockholders, and the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer shall be elected at the lirst meeting of directors after such annual meeting of stockholders, and the said of ficers of this corporation Bhall hold office respectively until their successors are elected and qualified, and in the event of a vacancy In the board of directors the same may be filled at a special meeting of the stockholders, until the lirst election of directors by the stockholders and their quall.lcat ion. The gov ernment of said corporation and the management of Its affairs shall be vested In the first board of direc tors hereafter named, and In a president, vice-presi dent, si'cretary and treasurer to be elected by them at thejr first meeting. The names of the first Board of Directors aee as follows: Henry P. Upham, of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Lyman D. Hodge, of Saint Paul Minnesota. Charles A. DeGraff, of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Milton M. Williams, of Saint Paul, Minnesota. William Crooks, of Saint Paul, Minnesota. VII. The number of shares of the capital stock'of said corporation shall be six thousand, and their amount shall be one hundred dollars each share. In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed onr names this 15th day of February, A. D. 18S4. In presence of— Cuas. D. Kker, M. E. D'Enoelbat-nep.. C. A. DeGP.AFF, rScal.l M. M. WILLIAMS, [Seal.] HEXBY P. UPHAM, ISeal.J LYMAN D. HODGE, ISeal.J WM. CBOOKS, ISeal.] STATE OF MINNESOTA, J g Cocntv of Ramsey, j On this 15th day of February, A. D. 1884, before me personally appeared Charles A. DeGraff, Milton M. Williams, Henry P. Upham, Lyman D. Hodge and Wm. Crooks, to me known to be the persons described In and who executed the foregoing Instrument and acknowledged that-they executed the some asJtheir free act and deed. I Notarial seal, j CnAS. D. K'.tir, < Ramsey Co., > Notary Public, Ramsey county, | Minn. ) febl9~_w-tu Minnesota. LEGAL. Notice to Creditors. State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey—es. In Probate Court. In the matter of the estate of Henry Daingerfleld, deceased: Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims and demands against the estate of Henry Dainger fleld, late of the county of Alexandria, State of Vir ginia, deceased, that the judge of probate of said county, will hear, examine, and adjust claims and demands against said estate, at his office in St. Paul, in said county, on the first Monday of the month of May, A. D. 1884, at 10 o'clock a. m.; and that six months from the 11th day of Janua ry, A. D. 1884, have been limited and allowed by said probate court for creditors to present their claims. Dated this 11th day of January, A. D. 1884. JOSEPH S. 8EWALL, Administrator of the estate of Henry Daingerfleld, deceased. janl5-tue-5w Notice to Creditors. State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey—ss. In Pro bate Court, special term, January 14,1884. In the matter of the estate of Adam Gotzian, de ceased. Notice is hereby given that the Judge of Probate of the County of Ramsey, will upon the third Mon day of the months of February, March, April, May and June, A. D., 1884, at ten o'clock a. m., receive, hear, examine, and adjust all claims and demands of all persons against said de ceased, and that six months from and after the date hereof have been allowed and limited for creditors to present their claims against said estate, at the expiration of which time all claims not presented or not proven to its satisfaction shall be forever barred, unless for good cause shown farther time be allowed. By the Court, [l.s.J WM. B. MoGRORTT, Judge of Probate. O'Bbiks & Wilson, Attorneys for Josephine Got zjan, executrix. Habvey Officer, Attorney for James Middleton, executor. jan!5-tne-5w 8 TATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY —ss. In Probate Court, special term, February 5, 1884, In the matter of the estate of William H. Randall, deceased. On reading and filing the petition of Stenhen H. Arnold, executor of the estate of William H. Randall, deceased, representing among other things, that he has fully administered said estate, and praying that a time and place be fixed for ex amining and allowing hig account of adminis tration, and for the assignment of the residue of said estate to heirs; It is ordered, that said account be examined, and petition heard, by the judge of this court, on Satur day, the 8th day of March, A. D. 1884, at ten o'clock a, ru., at the probate office, in said county. And it is farther ordered, that notice thereof be given to all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in the Daily Globe, a news paper printed and published at St. Paul, in said county. By the Court, WM. B. MoGRORTT, [l.s.] Judg« of Probate. Attest: Fbank Robert. Jr.. Clerk febl2-tue-4w INSURANCE STATEMENTS. TIM-EIGHTH ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE Connecticut Mntnal LZPE Insurance Company. OP HARTFORD, CONN. Net assets, January 1, !883 $30,172,371 91 Received in 1883— For premiums $4,829,093 07 For interest and rents 2,793,91:. 45 Front and loss 247,212 35 7,870,222 37 853,042,594 78 DISBURSED IN 1833. To policy-holders: For claims by death and ma tured en dowm'nts $3,812,977 33 Surplus re turned to policy holders... 1,189,C96 54 Lapsed and surrender ed policies 779,177 93 Total to policy-holders 85,781,851 79 Expenses: Commissions to agents, salaries, medical ex aminers' fees, priut iuj;, advertising, le gal, real estate aud all other expenses... 700,290 CI Taxes 344,871 00 80,827,013 40 Balance net assets Dec. 31,1383, $51,215,581 33 SCHEDULE OF ASSETS. Loans upon real estate, first lien. ..824,049,620 50 Loans upon stocks and bo'ids 405,284 41 Premium notes ou policies in force 2,8(9,200 50 Cost of real estate oweued by the company 12,101,213 36 Cost of United States register bonds 99,125 00 Cost of state bonds 19,900 00 Cost of city bonds 1,702,873 09 Cost of other bonds 8,752,201 89 Cost of bank stock 122,761 00 Coat Of arilruau stock 26,000 00 (!aah in bank 904,748 34 Balance due from agents 2,586 63 $51,215,581 32 Add— Interest due and accru ed 81,029,792 71 Rents accrued 10,493 54 Market valne ot stocks and bonds over cost 259,037 11 Net premiums in course of collection. ..None Net deferred quarterly and semi-aunual pre miums 50,190 78 81,355,520 14 Gross assets December 31, 1883.. .852,571,101 40 Liabilities: Amount required to re insure all outstand ing policies, net, as suming 4 per cent. interest $47,700,413 00 Additional reserve by company's standard, 3 per cent on policies issued since April 1, 1882 37,980 00 All other liabilities... 740,431 99 JM8,F.44,824 99 Surplus by company's standard $4,026,270 47 Surplus by Conn..standard, 4 per ft. 4,064,256 47 Surplus by N. Y. standard, 4!4 per ct. over 7,000,000 00 Ratio of expenses of management to receipts in 1883 8.9 per cent. Policies in force Dec. 31, 1883, 63,595, insuring $155,433,409 00 JACOB L. GREENE, - - President. JOHN M. TAYLOR, • • • Secretary. JOHN P. JACOBSON, General Agent for Minnesota, ST. PAUL, - - MINN. 40-eod lOflicial Publication.] Ctome of Street Grade —Mississippi street. City Clerk's Office, St. Pafl, Minn. , I February, 11, 1884. f Notice is hereby given that the Common Coun cil of the city of St. Paul will, at their meeting to be held on Tnesday the 18th day of March, A. D. 1884, at 7:30 o'clock, p. m., at the council cham ber in the City hall, consider, and may order, a change of grade on Mississippi Street from Pennsylvania avenue to Minnehaha street, in accordance with and as idicated by the ''dotted red line" on the profile thereof, and as reported upon as being necessary aud proper by the Board of Public Works of said city, of date January 25, 1884, which said report was adopted by the Com mon Council of this city at their meeting held on the 5th inst. The profile indicating the proposed change is on file and can be seen at this office. By order of Common Council. THOS. A. PRENDEGAST, febl2tnes4sat4w City Clerk. STATE OF MINNESOTA," COUNTY OF RAMSEY —as. In Probate Court, General Term, Febru ary 4,1884. In the matter of the estate of Timothy J. Kelly, deceased: On reading and filing the petition of Bridget Kelly of paid County, representing, among other thing*, that Timothy J. Kully. late of said County, on the 24th day of January, A. D. 1884, at Saint Paul, In said County, died intestate, and being an inhabitant of this County at the time of his death, leaving goods, chattels, and estate within this County, and that the said peti tioner is the mother of said deceased, and praying that administration of said estate be to Philip R. Gibbons granted. It is order that said petition be heard before the Judge of this Court, on Wednesday, the 27th day of February, *. D. 1884, at 10 o'clock a. m., at the Pro bate office in said County. Ordered further, thai notice thereof be given to the heirs of said deceased, and to all persons in terested, by publishing a copy of this order for three successive weeks prior to said day of hear ing, m the Daily Globe, a newspaper printed and published at Saint Paul, in said County. By tne Court, [L.S.J WM. B. McGKORTY, Judge of Probate. Attest: Frank Robert, Jr.. Clerk. feb6-4w-tne UTATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY i^— ss. In Probate Court, Special Term, January 25.1884. In the matter of the estate of Theodore A. Tell kampf, deceased Whereas, an instrument In writing purporting to be an authenticated copy of the last will and tes tament of Theodore A. Tettkampf, deceased, and of the probate thereof in the county of New York, State of New York, has been delivered to this court. And whereas, Elial F. Hall, has filed herewith his petition, representing among other things, that said Theodore A. Tellkampf died at Hanover, Germany, testate, and that said petitioner Hermann D. Tell kampf and William Pohlmann are the executor* named in said will and praying that the said instru ment may be admitted to probate, and that letters testamentary be to him and the other executors issued thereon; It is ordered that the proofs of said instrument and the said petition be heard before this court, at the Probate Office, in said county, on Thursday, the 21st day of February, A. D. 1884, at ten o'clock In the forenoon, when all concerned may appear and con test tho probate of said instrument; And it 1b further ordered, That public notice of the time and place of said hearing be given to all persons interested, by publication of theM orders for three weeks successively previous to said day of hearing, in the Daily Globe, a news paper printed and published at St. Paul, in said county. By the Court. Ll. b.] WM. B. McGRORTY, Judge of Probate. Attest: Frank Robert. Jr., Clerk. James k Warbe.v, Attorneys for Petitioner. jaa29-tRM-4w 3