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VOL. VIII. THE TRAMPS' LYCEUM, j President Blatz Spends the Evening Test ing the Proficiency of His Men on Poetical Matters. Clothesline Williams Tells Who Wrote the Poem, "The Boy Stood oiithe Burn ing Deck." Crosseyed Sntn Gives Away the Au thorship of When K'er 1 Take My Walks Abroad." PenbeHOOT Bwlpe* Telia Who Wrote tho lienutiful I'oem, "Ouwnrd Rolls the ltoyal ltiver." "We had er splendid ineetin' ov ther ly ceum last week." said President Blatz last Wednesday night, alter he had called tho Lyceum to order and rebuked Cyclone llaney for spitting on the stove, "an' to night I have prepared a program that I think will be very profitable to all mem bers ov tills sereiety. It is different from ther ataggin' match that yer witnessed last week. Yer see. boyees. I want ter rind out how yer literary educashun has been toot care on, an' 1 thought et would be er good idee ter try yer fust on poetry, as 'tis er •'*" " ••* <r<>od thine to have er good idee ov poems an' who writ them. Now. what 1 purpoze ter do ter night, is ter recite er line er two ov poetry, au' ask envy man in ther lyceuni ter tell me who writ ther poem. au ter tell me ez much as he knows erbout tlier author. Ther fust lines thei occur t^r me iz *Ther boy stood on iher burnin deck."* "I reckon I know who wrote that, 7 ' 6aid Clothesline Williams standing up. '•it was a feller by the name of Casa blanca. He kept a bananua stand in Rome during the lirst part of the fifteenth cen tury. He was a bis poker player and gambled the most of his money away, and allowed his family to go without their daily bread. This made his son hot in the collar, and getting hungry one night, he started out to look up the old mau to pet a nickel to buy a sandwich. He found him out back of the barn playing poker with three other Romans, and it made him so mad that he crabbed the cards and setting fire to them with a Roman candle, he threw them on the ground and stood on them. Casabi anca was so overcome by the heoric action of his son, that he reformed, and to eoin inemerate the event wrote the beautiful poem, the first line of which reads, "The boy stood on the burning deck." "Good, /? Bald Bkitz, when Williams had finished. "1 see you hey studdied litera ture in your spare time, au' hey profited by yer industry. Ther next line thet occurs ter me is this: 'Whene'er I take my walks abroad.' Cross-eyed Sam slowly rose to his feet and said: "Mr. President, I remember that poem and the feller who wrote it. His name was Two-faced Bill. He was born in the southern portion of Missouri, of rich, but honest parents. He played in a stock company in a theater in St. Louis awhile tor 84 a week. After awhile his salary was raised to 84 a week and ap plause. As soon as he got the raise, his head began to enlarge and he started through the country on a starring tour. It is not known who furnished him transpor tation, but it is suspected that lie furnished it himself, as he was found dead on a railroad one day and in his pocket was found a paper on which he had written the poem the tirst line of which is: "WHKNK'EK 1 TAKE MY WALKS ABROAD.'" "I am surprised ter find yer so well up in literature. Sam." said Blatz. "I hey er line in mind now thet I think will stick yer; it is, 'She wore her hair away from her forehead.'" Oinaha Bob slowly climbed to his feet and said: "I happened to be readin' thet poem a few days ago, au' I suppose that's why I remember it. It was composed by a woman named Mrs. E. B. Browning, and it is said that she wrote the poetry about herself. The circum stances as near as I can fiud out are these. When Mrs. Browning was about 16 years old she wanted to wear a number nineteen corset on a number thirty lour waist. This idea didn't meet with the approval of her mother, who believed in everybody encouraging the growth of their appetite, and she refused to allow Her daughter to squeeze her number thirty-four yearn for food into a nineteen-inch circle. This worried the girl and she would go out in the woodshed, when work was slack in the kitchen, and pound her forehead on the Baw-horse, She did this so much that she wore the hair all off the front part of her head and she wrote a poem describing her misery, in which the line you have just recited occurred. "Tour'e 'er dandy," said Blatz. "There appears to be more talent in this lyceum than I se;posed there wus. Caa any ov you tell me who wrote the line Onward rolls the royal river?" "I can," answered Penhollow Swipes, standing up, "it was written by a Roman named Alamagoozilum, who was born in Windham county. Connecticut, a few days before a hpavy freshet He was a voun°- kidtet this time, and Noah tak ing a fancy to him, sent him to the Ann Ar bor law school, from which he graduated a few months later and began prac ticing at the bar. It was while thus praetic ng that lie wrote the words 'On w*rd rolls the royal river.'" "Splendid, splendid." ejac ulated Blatz when Swipes had finished. "I'm clean .knocked out, ■boyees. by yer sergacity. Now to close with, can ennybody tell me who ,who wrote the ONWABD ROLLS THE ROYAL kiveb. words 'I found my mother at her post?' " Almond-Eyed Nathan slowly climbed to I his feet. Everybody was surprised, as it was generally supjKwed that Nathan was a very illiterate fellow, and wheu he an nounced that he was the author of the poem in which those words occurred their surprise was greatly increased, and they were in clined io laugh at the man. But this didn't piiase him, and he said: "Wheu I was ecboot 0 years old 1 was er great feller to go out an play with ther kids. I allus tw er dtvumv sort os er chump and run er good deal te.r poetry. Waal one day niy mother sent me over ter ther neighbor's ter boner er little flour on ci cup ov mer lasses. 1 started early in their mornin an got ter playiu with ther boys. When I got back home 'twus erbout half past four in ther afternoon. Mother met me at ther door an grabbin mo by ther coat collar yanked me across her lap an stexted out ter drive ther seat ov my pants up inter my neck, with er imddiu stick. While layin there, ther words, *1 found my mother at her post' came inter my mind, and when 1 got well ernough ter set down to er table 1 wrote er poem erbout it." Wheu Nathan had finished the boys ap plauded loudly and cheered him. while Blatz paid him a personal compliment and the meeting adjourned. THREE SOLID MEN. The Railroad Commissioners in Their Quiet Home Life. Gen. Baker, Mr. Murdork and Gen. Becker In Their Office. Sometimes They Relax From the Stern Duties of the State. How They Look. Gen. J. H. Baker and Mr. S. S. Mur dock, two of the railroad commissioners, sat in their office opening from the senate chamber in the capitol. yesterday morning. Gen. Becker was absent and his vacant chair stood at the desk over which his portly form is usually bending. The sun shone brightly through the windows, aud its warm rays fell on a few kernels of No. 1 hard wheat, that the chief grain inspec tor had been careless enough to scatter on the table, until they seemed to fertilize and sprout amid the piles of railroad papers that the commissioners had piled beiore them. Gen. Baker looked calm and col lated, aud he was writing. Mr. Murdock had a troubled look, and the wrinkles on his brow ran criss-cross, instead of straight across as they usually do. He was trying io read something that Gen. Baker had written. The picture could be called one of still life. "1 came to see if I might have your pictures for the Globe," said a reporter who had broken upon the quiet sceue. There was a silence for a moment dur ing which Gen. Baker smiled, and then half cynically, he said. "Oh don't" And Mr. Murdock liruily said, "No you cannot have my picture. I warn you not to try to get it." Then G*n. Baker, seeing that Mr. Mur- dock was in earnest, said: "Mr. Murdock is only coy with you. He would like to have riis picture in the iLOBi:. In fact he promised to set up champacrne to me if 1 would slide it in with our forthcoming re port on the warehouse system of the state. ' Then Gen. Baker laughed a huge laugh. and went on with writ.ng. Mr. Murdock wrinkled his brow and tried to read some more of Gen. Baker's copy, and the i\ii streamed through the windows over the pile of papers and the scattered kernels of No. 1 hard wheat The railroad commissioners create very little commotion iv their oflice wheu they are alone, going through the inanv matters that are constantly arising. Gen. Baker is by far the most dig nilied of the three in their every-day life. It is not an unusual thing to catch Gen. Baker and Mr. Mur dock with their feet on their table, in utter disregard of a quantity of complaints aud in dorsements that an scattered about there on. But Gen. Becker never puts his feet on his desk, or «it any rate only at rare ii tervals. Gen. Becker usually sits at a little desk to one side of the room, while the other two commission ers have a common one. Gen. Baker is chairman of the board and he does most of the talking, apparently; and it is only ap parently, for wheu it comes to a general discussion of Matters Mr. Murdock w ill be found to put in as many words per minute as Geu. Baker. Gen. Baker talks louder, aud that makes it seem as if he were doing the most of it. Mr. Murdock has a still, small voice, on most occasions, and he can talk all around a point aud give out less about it, if its some matter that "we are not yet ready to give to the public," than either of the other commissioners. Some times there are questions in which the board take a formal vote and on which the opinions are not unanimous. The commissioners are not likely to take one of these votes in the presence of re porters, and Gen. Baker's diplomacy comes in here. An occasion occurred two or three days Ago. Geu. Baker .aid. in the presence af two or three re porters: "W ell, gentlemen, how do you voter jiuruock. what do you say?" '1 vote yes." said that gentleman. "Becker, how do you vote?' asked the chairman. "1 vote no," replied the general. * "Well, gentlemen.'' continued the chair man, "this matter requires more considera tion. "I've not given it much thought yet We'll wait until the next session before the vote is declared." and the papers in the case were put hi his drawer for further consid eration. The commissioners are disposed to be good-natured not only to visitors but among themselves, and they often try to do each other up ou some inoffensive pleasantries. The other day during a lull in business the conversation turned on taking baths and there was a general discussion. Gen. Becker said he took his regularly just be fore going to bed. Gen. Baker said he liked a Turkish bath occasionally, and Mr. Mur dock thoughtfully said: "1 have studied a good deal to know just when is the best time to take a bath." Gen. Becker winked quietly and said: "Take it in the spring, Murdock— in the spring. Some time in March or April would be a good time for you." We meet and part — the world Is wide; We journey onward side by side A little wh.le and then again Our paths diverge. A little pain— A silent yearning of the heart For what bas grown of life a part; A ehaiiow passing- o'er the sun. Then grone and life again has come. We meet and part and then forget; And life holds blessings for us yet. —Hester Freeman in the Chicago Current. "Mikado" veiling is a novelty which has been introduced this winter, and has been bought extensively this last month for the protection of fair faces against the March winds. ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 4 1886— EIGHTEEN PAGES. LENTEN QUIETNESS. Social Gayety at the National Capital Hot Entirely Suppressed, Bat Rath*r Subdued. Great Preparations Made for Mrs. Whit ney's Charity Ball Which Did Not Take Place. The Calico Ball and Ktrmn Soon to Occur, Dividing Attention With Lawn Tennis. Special to the Globe. WTIJIBOIW. April 3. — Society has been moderately busy this week. The mid- Lent festivities, of a charitable nature of course, have been very mildly exciting. The bal noudre. which was to have been held at Mis. Whitney's, for the proposed newsboys' home, failed to materialize to be sure, but there was the fun of getting ready for It, which was almost as good, and then there were no headaches afterward. The tickets, which were put at 95 each, went off like "hot cakes." and the 400 that were printed went off in a jiffy and more were wanted. Happy newsboys who have so engaging and persuasive a patron saint, happy Mrs. Whitney, who has but to nod and all society will obey. It was a whim of Mrs. Whituey's that all the guests should come to the ball in powdered hair. Everybody agreed to this, especially the hair dressers, who were in a fair way to reap a golden harvest, when Mrs. Whit ney was called away to attend the funeral of her grandmother and the ball was indefi nitely postponed. But the tickets are sold aud the ball is to be given aoiae time aud the newsboys' home become a fact There is no trouble in getting money in Washing ton for charitable purposes if you only know how. The tickets for Mrs. Whit ney's ball sold for 85 each and sold readily. Th« tickets for the calico ball for the bene in of the Gartield hospital, to occur at the Chinese lecatiou iv Easter week, arc sold at S3 each, while for the Kirmes, at the Na tional theater, on May 13, the tickets will cost S5. S3 and %-i. the Utter price admit ting only to the tip-top gallery. Some of the stage boxes at S2O each had been en gaged by the tir>t of last weeek. •Society is giving a good deal of attention to lawn tennis just now. The weather is tine, the broad lines of parking on each side of the beautiful streets aud avenues are green and velvety. The young women are bewitching in lawn tennis costumes and the young men are endurable. During the pleasant weather of the past two weeks many society young ladies and young gen tlemen have been in daily practice at lawn tennis. The game has never had as much popularity here as it has had in the citlas farther north, yet we have some of the best players in the country. Mr. Berry is con sidered the third best player, and is playing iv such fine form this spring that his friends will not be surprised to find him number one before the cud of the season. Miss Theresa Stougbton is the best lady player. and has vanquished all the experts both here aud in Baltimore. There is no ac knowledged LADY CH AMATOX PLAXKB in this country, but quite a number are con- [ sidered excellent. This year tennis has I taken an unusually early start, aud there are more courts in use iv Washington now than have ever been known before. The tournament held at Kendall Green hist fall gave the sport a new impetus and greatly increased enthusiasm is noticed. G street seems to have more courts than any other, and one of the clubs has a membership of | forty. There was a meeting in New York I recently of the executive committee of the United States Lawn Tennis association. It was decided to hold the annual tourna ment of the association at Newport on Aug. 23 aud following days. Each match wuV I be the best three in live sets and the I fifth set a vantage set In the final matches every set will be a vantage set Prizes \ will be given for first and second places in both singles and doubles. The New Urn Lawn Tennis club was authorized to hold the championship tournament of the New- England states for lSb6. the Delaware Field club of Wilmington for the Southern states, aud the St. George for the Middle i-tates. A subscription was started for a championship cup, which, when won for three years, not necessarily consecutive, shall become the property of the winners. Society is taking a good deal of interest in Mrs. Hearst the wife of the new sena tor from California. It is a little odd that she should have been here all winter learn- j ing the ways of the social life which she ■ was so suddenly to be called to enter. Can it be possible that it was , oh, no. Well, anyway she has been here entertaining quietly and elegantly, and learning the in tricate ways and etiquette of the capital, also learning to distinguish the unknowable delicaces of the situation to which she has been called. Mrs. George Hearst occupies a splendid double house on Highland ter race, a few doors from Justice Miller's. The family is one of high financial standing on the Pacific coast. Mr. Hearst is the proprietor of a successful daily paper in >au Francisco and a successful mine pros pector, SUSTAINS TWO ESTABLISHMENTS, one in San Francisco and one on the sea coast a few miles out where he entertains with princely magnificence. During her visit here. Miss Uattie Crocker, the daugh ter of the Pacific coast railroad magnate, was the guest of Mrs. Hearst Last au tumn Mrs. Hearst closed her city residence and came to this city on account of the delicate state of her health, and during her short sojourn she has made many friends, and already has a pleasant circle of ac quaintances to begin a senatorial career with. Washington society has been very anx ious about W. D. Howells. the novelist The fact that he has been here in society as much as two weeks has led people who know nothing about book making to jump at the conclusion that he is going to write a novel on Washington society. Mr. Howells is not at all reassuring or at all comforting in his assertions wheu questioned upon the subject as he is a score of times upon an average each day of bis existence here. He says the social world of Washington is a ••society of prominences" and that tha characters of any story purporting to be of Washington life would Immediately be ticketed with the names of well-known personages. To avoid the perni cious labeling the writer would have to be as constautly on guard against using impressions received here that the story would be of life anywhere aud everywhere else but at the national capital. Hence Mr. Howells avers he will not write a story of Washington life. Mr. and Mrs. Howells think Washington society most charming, fascinating and agreeable. They have been dined by Lieut, and Mrs. Greely. the Span ish minister. Col. Hay. Mr. and Mrs. Frans Colton and mauy others, and have had to decline many invitations on account of Mrs. Howells' inability to take up a round of social dissipations, being an Invalid. Mr. Howells spent a delightful evening at the White bouse DISCtSSIXO LITERATURE with Miss Cleveland? There the novelist met Secretary Lamar and, naturally enough, the two are fervid admirers of each other. The reception given on Saturday afternoon to Mr. aud Mrs. Howells by Senator Mor rill drew out a large number of distinguished people, judges of the supreme court notable congressmen, society's bonniest belles and matrons, men of literature— in short a company worthy to honor the guests of the evening. All the social honors of which the capital is capable have been paid the illustrious couple. ••Pink teas' are quite the race here now. Here is the description of one given by Mrs. Lincoln recently. It may be interesting as a pattern. The central ornament of the table was a circular gilt basket filled with •« growing ferns. From this radiated broad pink satin ribbons figured at one end, while the opposite one, bearing in gilt letters the name of the guest, lay across their place. A bundle of tiny French rolls tied with piuk lute strings, rested at each place. Cut-glass dishes of pink bon bons and pink and white almonds were arranged about the table. The charlotte rosso was put up in the shape of Dink and white tulips slightly opened. A novel feature was a decanter of cut-glass, in the bottom of which, cunningly arranged, was a musical box. On tilting the decanter sufficiently to pour oat the wine a spring was touched and the music floated out. Corsage bouquets of pink carnations, mig nonette and bou silene rosebuds lay beside the card at each place. MOTES. Baron Rosen, the Russian consul general at New York, arrived In this city a few days since and is now staring 1 at the Legation, cor ner of Connecticut and X street. The oaron ess did not accompany her husband to this country. Baron de Struro Is expected to return to Washington in the course of the next few weeks. Madame de Strove and their faintly do not accompany him. but will probably tail for America curly in the Bummer. Speaker Carlisle's wife has been kept In bed by an attack of rheumatism since her return from New York a week ago. The attack bad betrun before she went away and was In creased by the journey. Mrs. Randolph Tucker has left Washington for tne season, bavin? been summoned to Winchester, Va., by the illness of her mar ried daughter, wbo lives there. The secretary of war and Mrs. Sndic«tt have returned from Boston where they went a week since to attend the funeral of the sec retary's stepmother. Mr. and Mrs. Frank French of New York rave a tea from 4 to 7 Wednesday afternoon at their residence In the annex to Wormley's hotoL Rear Admiral Simpson, accompanied by his aister, Miss Simpson, and daughter. Miss Car rie Simpson, will sail for Europe early in May. Representative and Mrs. Outhwaite or Ohio have their niece. Miss Brush of Columbus, with them for a short v.sit. The Baroness 4' Itajuba Bailee for Paris on May 15. to spend the summer with her mother and ftrandmotber. Mrs. Van Renssaleer Berry and daughter, ' Ml s< Nathalie Berry, are in New York for a fortnight's visit. Mr. and Mrs. Voorhees bold receptions on Thur»«*/ evenings in their apartments at tne Portland. SDMMjfVIEW. At S. £. comer of Summit avenue (Boule vard 200 ft wide), and Snelling avenue (100 ft wide). is the finest residence prop erty on the avenue beyond Dale street Overlooking as it does Macalester, Merriam Park, Hamllne and Minneapolis, it must be conceded that it is appropriately named Summit View. Among its exceptional ad vantages as a place of residence you find: 1. Eligible location on best avenues and most popular drives in the city. 2. It is only five minutes' walk from Macalester station (C, M. A St P. Short Line), and the motor line to Lake Johannah will pass close by this property. S. The close proximity of Macalester, Hamlineand the sites of other proposed colleges, insures the best facilities for edu cation of children. 4. Size of lots 50x200 and 50x150 feet For particulars apply, J. J. WATSON -ft BRO., German- American Bank Building. ■;'■•• HENRY G. INGERSOLL, REAL ESTATE And Loans, 173 East Third Street, St. Paul, Minn. Acres, Blocks and Lots between the two cities, rising rapidly in value. Desirable Residence and Busi ness Property in all parts of the City. Correspondence solicited. BUSINESS ! 160 acres that will plat and sell readily in lots at $150 each, and only 1-4 of a mile from the city limits of Duluth, Minn. This fine pror>erty will be Offered for Three Days At $150 per acrce. Terms, One half cash, and the balance on time to suit H. WeatMy and Carl Fylpaa, 325 Jackson Street. REAL ESTATE. W. JISHOP, 80 E. Third Street. Only fifteen lots left out seventy-eight in Bishop's addition, near Northern Pacific shops. Will sell these for £300 and up on monthly payments. Will soon have forty five lots nearest Minnesota & Northwest ern shops for sale. These .lots are just lovely and covered with fruit trees, vines and berry bushes: 5100 cash will (with notes and mortgage) secure one of these lots. Only COO or 700 yards from the de pot Call or write for particulars. Don't miss an interest in these lots. Eighty acres on Rice street A daisy. $115 perk For 20, or $125 for 10 Acres, North of the City. This is not one of the advertised "snaps," but is more than it cost me before the movement set in. •■ M. c&ra of G-loba. J. Fairchild. A. A. Doolittle. E. J.Godfrey. *% ft STI I FAIRCHILD & CO., L L Brown, IRI $P M i E^lßl l^ M "IF if 3 REST IWTSTI? iJf i tH * I%^ i HI fl_ HiHAlii mm mfelHUO Ess H Si v B £m*9 ANfD I OANS ROOM 47, GILFILLAN BLOCK, ' HAS FOR SALE 358 Jackson St, St. Paul, j n+n nitri m™u The new firm succeeding J. Fairchild, the veteran . Will) uilll DIUUIIIJ real estate man, are better than ever prepared to sup- j _ xi. zi ply customers with anything they may desire either in In All Parts 01 tie City, Acres or Improved and Unim- Most Desirabl9 proved City Property, Ar > DCC As they have some good bargains for some one. Jt\kS ll CL <O Parties listing property for sale will be almost sure to effect sales if listed at fair prices. Surrounding it, such as PATT AMU CI7T7 TTC Merriam Park, etc. Busi \jALjLj All U OEdEd UO. ness intrusted to his care X HA TnniTTT T\ O nr\ through the mails receives J. FAIRCHILD & CO., prompt attention. „ 0 inq-Qiries carefully an -358 Jackson Street, St. Paul. | ****** 7 • COURT BLOCK, 26 EAST FOURTH STREET. Lots and Blocks in Boulevard Addition. Lots on easy monthly payments in Cooper's Addition. Property for sale in all parts of the city and county. Acres near Minnesota and Northwestern shops. It you have not time to call, drop me a line and I will go and see you. Management of property and payment of taxes for non-residents given special attention. Loans negotiated without delay for ' Eastern correspondence, R.G.BARBER&CO, 110 East Fourth Street, OPPOSITE THE GERMAN-AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK BUILDING. LAKGEST LIST OF Farming and Stock Lands, City Residences, f Acres, Pine Lands and Exchanges IN THE CITY. iMM£^5J*% We take pleasure in showing property. fif*"^ Call and see us. DON'T FORGET THE NUMBER, 110 E. Fourth Street. W. S. TUTTLE & CO., Real Estate Agents and Land Traders, ROOM 14, 303 JACKSON STREET, Exchange Farm Lands in the Red River Valley And other parts of Minnesota for city property and vice versa. Correspondence solicited and prompt attention given to such business. If You Want to Make a Good Trade, Write Us. NO. 9 4 R. E. WATSON, REAL ESTATE Apt id Dealer 359 JACKSON STEEET, ST. PAUL, .- fe MINN. PROPERTY IN All Pans of the City. BARRMER S CO., Real Estate AND LOANS, 313K Jackson St reet. BIG BARGAINS IN BLOCKS AND ACRES. CALL AND SEE. S. E. MIDDLETON, 44 Chamber of Commerce. Has a long list of property for sale for small cash payments and BALANCE EASY TERMS ! Parties with email capital can make quiofc profit and should call at once.