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The Pugilists Are Giving the Flour
City a Much Needed
Probable Match Between Cardiff and
Glover-Warren and Dan
Gossip About the League, and the
Minneapolis Nine in Par
Minneapolis is getting something of a rest :
from the pugilistic talk, that threatened.
during the recent visit of Sullivan, to <le \
tract public attention from the ice carnival j
and legislature. Frank Glover, the Illinois i
heavy-weight, has been making some bluster j
through the newspapers about desiring to j
meet Cardiff. While he has doubtless im- ■
proved within the last two years, there is no j
reason for the presumption that lie can "do" '
Cardiff with the ease he predicts. Cardiff !
and he appeared in Minneapolis •
lust about three years ago, |
when they accompanied Capt. Dalton.
Cardiff made decidedly the best impression
at the exhibition which they gave, and was
picked out as the likeliest man by all odds, j
Since then Glover has made a good showing |
with Burke, and has challenged Paddy j
Ryan. There is nothing In ■ either accom- |
plishment to especially change public opin- I
ion as to his ability. Cardiff is now in j
Chicago on a visit, and a match between
the men may result after Cardiff's meeting
with Sullivan.
"V" "
Speaking of Sullivan, when the match
takes place Cardiff should see that- he has i
representatives at the box office. It is
pretty well understood that he only re
ceived $1,200 as -25 per cent, of the net re
ceipts. There is no doubt that he was ]
fairly entitled to double that amount, but j
Sheedy's "management" meant 50 per !
cent, for himself.
Tommy Warren has been ' written that. |
while no guarantee will be made. • the j
receipts of a match between himself and j
Danforth, of Minneapolis, would in all
probability exceed 5i, 500. These bantams
gave by all odds the best exhibition of
science in their ten-round match at the j
Washington rink last fall that has ever been j
witnessed in the Northwest The result
was a draw — Danforth had made the best
showing up to the seventh round, when
Warren began to do his ' lighting. At the
close Warren's friends claimed he was in
much the best condition and would certainly
have won if the match had been allowed to
go to a finish. A meeting now, to consist
of a number of rounds sufficient to settle
the question of superiority, would undoubt
edly draw a large patronage. Both Warren
and Danforth are in New York, where
they have been jacketing themselves through
the newspapers without result.. Danforth
claims he cannot get fair play if the match
is there, but is willing to come to Minne
The clubs which will play in the North
western league this year are from Minne
apolis, Duluth, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Eau
Claire. Oshkosh. Dcs Moines and La Crosse.
Winona and Dubuque. wanted to come in,
and were ready to hie the necessary bonds.
The season will open in Minneapolis May 2,
and each club will play 112 games, instead
of eighty, as last season. The league will
have an arbitration committee, consisting
of representatives from Minneapolis, Osh
kosh and Eau Claire. All the clubs have
tiled the necessary bond of 5i. 500 except
Eau Claire and Duluth, and these clubs will
lile it this week.
The Detroit club will play games in Min
neapolis ( April l'J, 20, 31. 22, 23 and 25.
Arrangements are being made to secure a
number of the best clubs in the United
States to give exhibition games late in the
season. -
Managers Foster and Whitcoinb report
that they have secured Tuckerman, the
pitcher in dispute between Minneapolis and
St. Paul.
All the men belonging to the Minneapolis
club will report here April 10. All the
pitchers are now practicing and getting into
shape. Manager Foster goes to New York
next week and while there will secure a
noted battery, if he can secure the men low
enough. It is generally considered that the
North western league this year is stronger
than ever before, and will make a good
record. Sporting papers claim that the two
strongest clubs are Minneapolis and
Captured at Winnipeg.
■Winnipeg, Jan. -30. — Another American
bank defaulter has been captured here.
The criminal is .lames Wilson Kehoe, who
is charged with having swindled the Na
tional Shoe and Leather bank, of Newark,
N. J., out of about $75,000 several months
ago. and with having committed forgery
and some other crimes. A few days ago a
local detective's suspicions were aroused by
the actions of a flashily dressed individual
who put up at a fashionable hotel here,
registering as James Wilson, of Oil City,
Pa. The detective telegraphed Pinkertoifs
agency in Chicago if such a man (giving
description and name), was wanted. An
answer was promptly received that
one James Wilson Kehoe was wanted
as a defaulter, a reward of §2.000
being offered for his apprehension. The.
local detective approached Kehoe suddenly
while he was smoking in the hotel and.
slapping him on the shoulder, said: "How
are you, Kehoe, old chap?" Kehoe was
taken by surprise, and exclaimed: "How in I
heaven's name do you know me?" The de
tective invited him out and told him all, and
threatened to arrest him if he attempted to
go away. The detective then communica
ted with Chicago, and in two or three days
Pinkei ton's detectives and a bank official
arrived. Explanations followed and Kehoe
consented to go quietly back, believing he
could be extradited. lie says he had the
money hid. and can pay all but about 55.000
back. It is understood that the bank offi
cial has piomised not to prosecute. The
party left for the states yesterday morning.
News Notes of Interest, to I lie People
of the Grout Territory.
The Valley City Tim » says that the lavish
and careless practice of the farmers in that
eecti on In burning their ; straw anil chaff
leaves them badly in the lurch with their
stock, especially where the prairie tires have
burned some of their hay stacks. They now
haul wheat straw long distances and feed it
to their working teams. Cattle are being sold
at ruinously low prices on account of this
scarcity of feed. They will learn a lesson of
prudence and foresight, and that the rougher
feed now so wastefuliy destroyed can be util
ized to great profit. They have been in the
habit of destroying: what would keep herds of
.stock in tine condition as used on Easterft
farms. In Walworth and other counties of
that section the experience th.is winter has
convinced cattle growers that to be success
ful good close shelter < and ample fodder are
needed. The old -theory, that tame cattle
could rustle like the buffalo has been found
by costly experience to be unsafe and unwise.
. i The Yankton Press, the organ of the ex
treme division sentiment, is willing' to aban
don all attempts to divide and worK lor ad
mission as a whole If the legislature will pro
vide lor a square vote on this question . next
fall That seems to be pretty good evidence
that the Press really believes that a majority
would favor division, but, in common with
many others, it is tired of the wrangle over
the subject and \ery eager for statehood. It
also desir es the legislature to provide at the
same time for two constitutional conventions —
North and South — to combine into one in case
' the people vote down division. The attempts
'to initiate state machines in the territory
have not so far; proved remunerative, and It
would seem ,to be expedient to let congress
have a chance at it. Let it be insisted that
statehood must be had, and the people must
determine the number of states. . .
The Banger Rustler makes this point on
the last message of the retiring governor:
"It is beneath the dignity of the ex-governor
to claim that 500,000 people are being denied
admission; no one kuows better than Gov.
Pierce the population of North Dakota, and
that >forth Dakota- has never yet asked ad
mission." In the same paper au old soldier
replies to the unofficial appeal of Oov. Pierce
to the army boys to get mad and kick at the
alleged treatment of Mr. Springer and
congress. He says: "It will be time enough
to appeal to tbe old soluie:> or the country to
resent the treatment which Daxota is receiving
from congress when the soluiers enter any
complaint. For any soldier in Dakota who
complains of the IH-treatmeflt of congress by
its refusal to divide the territory and admit
about one-half or one-third and leave the
other two-thirds and n hull' out in the cold,
we will find one that will complain bitterly if
it does."
Mrs. John Lute, in' Sargent county, is a
Widow with genuine Dakota pluck. Three
years ago her hr.sound seemed a claim and
he filled the first grave in the town of Siinrenl
about a year am The widow was left with
the claim, a cabin tind five children under ten
years of are. and with her own hands She is
making a living for them off the land.. Last
tall a miscreant stole 100 bushels of her
wheat. On© of the coldest .lays recently she
went alone throe mite's to haul a load of straw
for her stock; on (be way the load upset ftnd
she reloaded, wit the thermometer 2."i - L>clow
zero. She frequently has to leave the chil
dren oioje nil day, the youngest only 6 months
old. Sue Will eotne t!iro;i;;!i ;,ll ii_!it, but her
task is not an inviting one even for a Dakota
wotasa. ■•.;■*•.•
In one of the Central .Dakota town* a mat!
who has a whitened head and. is a. Sunday
school superintendent and pillar in tiiel
church, with n'< lovely wife and several chil
dren, advertised in a Cnicaco matrimonial
publication as a > oung physician who had
not time to look for a wife, and solicited cor
respondence. "He has for some time been, re
ceiving letter*] in female handwriting- from
nil over he country, arid his wife is apprised
of the facts, and the domestic goose does not
now hung high in that household. The church
wants him to explain also. His claim that ho
simply wanted to give the giddy girls who
take such risks the benefit or his experience
and paternal judgment is not accepted a3
It is stated, as if it was a significant matter,
that the tlirisiontsts have a majority of the
members of the legislature, it would be a
surprise if such was not the oaae, in view of
the fact that there are but eight Democrats
our ot tbe seventy-two members, aud the Re
publican convention resolved in favor of di
vision. This is the first session of the legisla
ture when the anti-division sentiment baa
been strong enough to a-sert itself and not l)e
overawed. If the Democrats were represented
in proportion to their popatftr vote there
would lie a majority of the legislature op*
posed to division. If tbe issue were mudetiie
North and Center would send no members in
favor of division. There are two or three
members from the North in fa"or of division,
but they misrepresent their constituencies on
that questic n
Quite a nu.nber of the papers are favora
bly discussing the somewhat original scheme
of insurance for fanners proposed by the
(Jiv.rid Forks Plalndealer. It proposes for
the legislature to pas-; a law that will author
ize the farmers of the territory to resolve
themselves into one vast insurance company,
oj which township, county and territorial
officers shall be the receiving and disbursing
mediums. The farmers turn into the assessor
the number of acres they wish insured and
pay say 25 cents per acre, and the account is
kept and business done with no cost eiO9i»t
for adjustment.
The young people of Grand Rapids have
organized a society that would find fields for
operation in a good many Dakota towns —
and possibly some out of tho territory. It is
an auti-slang society. They have badges and
siurns and passwords, and each member car
ries a book in which they put down each
doubtful word, to be submitted to the deci
sion of the society. It is found that there is
room to mlk a good deal and that they are
able to make themselves understood without
either slHng or profanity. Slang and gum
chewir> g are especially cominou ameng the
girls in many places.
aThe executive committee of the Huron
state has issued a circular letter to all South
Dakota editors soliciting their support. The
Estelline Bell responds with an account of the
achievement of tbe cow that undertook to
buck a locomotive off the track, and says:
So it is, in our opinion, with the we-arc-a
state gent -leinen. They exhibit an admirable
amount of pluck, but their efforts to demolish
the governmental engine and ride into the
Union without the consent of congress will
pull up in about the same place the old cow
did — eternity.
The Bangor Rustler says that help from
abroad is urgently needed by many of
the settlors in Walworth county. They are
in danger of freezing and starving. It says
that the only crop that did not fail was
the hay, and tbe deep snow prevents its
transportlon where needed, and cattle are
Starving. The winter set in cerlier than
usual, and it tbe must severe of which there
is record there. The paper insists that there
iruist bo organized effort to obtain relief at
In the north part of Hanson county the
farmers aro in n flu't^- of enthusiasm over a
simple device that si a seventy-foot well
in five or six hours m. ists. with piping- and
all, but §15. Every farmer is having these
wells scattered about bis farms, and they
furnish flowing streams of water, some of
them with force to carry them forty foot
above the surface. The water is pure and
clear, and in consequence claims about there
have advanced in price from ?300 to $500.
The district attorney of Lawrence county
gave the county board advice that it could
not allow bills for any purpose in excess of
the 4 per cent, limit for iudobtedness laid
down by congress, and a test case was
brought before Judge Thomas, the new judge,
who decided that the limitation did not apply
to needful expenses to carry on the county
government. Debts incurred by the ordinary
operation of laws must be puid, lie decides.
A bright and attractive young lady who
lately came out to Dakota from one of the
Atlantic cities, in response to a matrimonial
advertisement, would not marry the fellow
after she saw him, but was so pleased with
the country that she decided to locate — and,
Incidentally it might be mentioned, that she
bad six first-class offers of marriage the first
week. She is taking a little time to get ac
quainted and look up their records before she
The case of Miss Eilen E. Pratt is a good
example for enterprising girls in the states.
Miss Ellen cams to Dakota a few rears ago.
and took up a tine claim, added another, and
improved them. Sue had frequent occasion
to consult a talented, unmarried young at
torney in Brulc county, Aaron S. Striver, and
a mutual interest roso not pertaining strictly
to busi n?ss. and this month she dropped her
name and became Mrs. Striver. There are
many more eligible attorneys.
Parties who have recently made the trip by
stage from Minnewaukan to Jamestown,
some 120 miles, along side of a railroad track,
closed for the winter, express themselves
very strongly in favor of the bill pending in
the legislature compelling railroads to keep
their line 9 open in the deep snow season.
There are none of the closed branches that
could not be kept open if there was traffic
enough to induce the roads to make proper
J. M. Twohy, the court clerk in Pembina
and rising statesman, returns from Bismarck
with the information that about half the
members of the legislature are seekinu office.
Pembina, however, will be satisfied with one
member of the railroad commission, with tbe
secretary and pi-rlirus attorney general.
There are a great many there who claim most
of the credit for the political revolution in
that county and are posing as object s of
party gratitude.
Tower City, in Cass county, which last year
had some note from its social club of" 800
members in a town of 105 men. is now making
another vigorous effort to eliminate the sa
loon. One of tne active workers is a "re
formed circus man," McFarland. of Pembina
county, who was a performer with Van Aui
burt'h and later a saloonkeeper. He is now
radical In temperance aud religion aud an ef
fective talker.
Some of the Sargent count y papers are in
dignant over the action of the eountv board
in electing Dr. Bradley county physicia:;, and
at a larger salary ttian other reputable physi
cians would t:ike the position for. The doctor
is the one whose unsavory connection with the
Lisbon abortion was indicated by letters in
the QtiOSB a couple of weeks ago. He also
confessed to having stuffed the ballot boxes
at Milnor.
It has been figured out that the $1,340.00
paid for water for tho use of the last legisla
ture would, at thfi current price of 20 cents a
barrel, give each member an average of more
than a barrel and a half per lay. Those who
have spent much time in the basement of the
capitol at the present session insist that even
a barrel of water a day per member would he
an extravagant supply for this winter — and it
is colder than two years ago.
Although Casselton is in the heart of the
most productive bonanza wheat farm region,
the singular fact is shown by the railroad
flirures that the amount of freight received
was nearly double that shipped — 23,931,717 to
13,043.807 pounds. The total receipts of the
railroads and express companies at that point
were $1:U.211.27, which shows that it is a good
business point for a town no larger.
A year of unprecedented prosperity is
looked for in Day county in 1887. Tho area
to be cropped will be one-thirc! greater than
before, and the deep snow will out the ground
in flrs!.-elass condition. The linest land can
now be had there for from ft to $10 an acre,
and there are rare opportunities for invest
ment. It is a well watered region and one of
the best for stock and diversified agriculture.
The Grand Rapids Journal, in T/aMoure
county, has discovered that there is less than
a foot of -frost in the ground on account of
the unusual and early depth of snow and he
says it Insures aa imm^n-se crop of wheat a3
it will let the moisture into the ground Last
year the frost went down five to six feet, an d
that was also assurance of a big croo.
Michael Curry, a man living five tniies from
Custer, who had been raarrie.l but two weeks
started home from town on foot with a bag of
groceries/and was found by a searching party
two day 3 later lying half a mile . from his
home, on his face, with the sack on the back
of his neck, showing, that he had fallen and
died probably from heart disease.
Iroquoisisproudof the handsome Congre
gational church ' dedicated there last week
It is the finest structure in the place and its
erection is 1 very largely due to the efforts or
tho wife of tho pastor, A. J. Drake, who has
been installed as assistant pastor She
gathered much of the mrmey in the states.
The average Dakotian says . "D— n the
! heathen." when he notes taut the prosperous
| college at Yankton is io.*n up and a general
j demoralization takes place- there in theological
circles on* the question whether the heathen
•tre to be perpetually punished for the vfofa
! ti>n of laws they 1 never heard 61 or not.
: I'h ■ n-oiiuios Herald calls upon the ioflris<
j lntur- to repeal the present school law en
j tirely and says if nothing better is presented,
[ adopt the district system for nil or'gunfzeJ
j counties, like that of Illinois, which would do
■ with the wrongs of a corrupt and ex
j pensive system like the present one.
The saloonkeepers in Salem have been fur
! riis'ue.l with the names of sartiss they are
j prohibit!? i tosnll liquor to. Fp-aier eJorts to
Indict and prosecute them For disregard i of
such or i-rs faUeJ in that county", ami it is ■•
heve.i • that, under the hi.v. thay. cannot bo
hel.i amenable for selling to topers.
j jln some of the Southern counties petitions
j are in . circulation asking the legislature to
I pass a law prohibiting t'»e manufacture and
sale or. liquors in the territory, subject to a
voteo. the people at a special 'lection, and if
approved to go into effect July 4. I.SS7.
' Rev. Moray Clyde, the preit ;her at . Hurley
who disappeared tearing a wife and child and
taking $25!) of her money, has not turned up,
j and there is a growing impres«ioi "that the
preacher who could not resist the temptation '
of -<:jr»') is not a safe man in the pulpit.
Hanker Preston and a land agent named
Myron Ward.. of White Lake, recently had an
j argument that gave Ward a mutilated visage
and caused the.banker to be taken to Plank
inlon- to answer to a charge of assault t'.ud
battery and liquidate an assessment.
1 The Plankinron Free Press says there has
beau recent and urgent need in that place
for a law providing for the flogging of wife
beaters,-and if the legislature does not pass
the bill, there will probably soon be a case of
tar and feathers there.
A great man,- bundles of cast-off clothing,
kindly sent to individuals reported destitute,
were last week deceived at Monango. One
package, coutaining shirt, pants, etc.. was Mil
dressed to the rustling banker of the place.
He is grateful.
FoUr of tho athletes of Madison had a walk
ing matcn last week. Ed. Prentice dropped
j out at lti miies, but the others kept on twen
ty fhree hours, and EJ. Bartlett made 81
I miles, 22 laps; Wiiiiain Rumph 81-5; C. W.
Norton 77-26.
Tin; Monango Star, in Diehey county, says
the snow there averages about two feet in
depth, ana drifts ten to fifteen feet deep ure
common. In depth of snow and frequency
of storms, the six-year-old pioneer can recall
nothing like it.
Hudson and Keystone are the names of am
bitious towns that didn't quite get a railroad
and are deserted villages', with Monango and
Oakesuithe thrifty survivors. The latter
has put up over a hundred houses in three
months. . -3BJB
Hon. John H. Wilson, the Democratic can
didate for congress in 1834, speaking more
particularly of his Black Hills region, says
the division question is now a dead issue, and
the feeling for one state is swelling iv to a
The roller mill at Webster has shipped
largely to New York city of late, and has
advices that Its flour stands at the head of
the market, aud the demand is greater than
can be supplied. That is a feather for Web
Saletn expects to have its charter amended
in spite of th« congressional act prohibiting
such legislation, in order that a vote can be
had on a tax sufficient to bore an artesian
well. More and better water is the urgent
At Winfred, in Miner county, coal alleged
to be of good quality has been struck at a
depth of thirty feet, and a stock company is
being formed to mine it, although i t is not
known whether it is in paying quantity or
Tom Carney, in Dichey county, when he
went into his barn to hitch up and go to
town, had a lighted cigar In his mouth. After
he had started he looked back and saw the
barn in flame?. He calls that a $200 cigar.
Judge Thomas, the new judge for the Black
Hills, is makiug quite a reputation for fining
Jolinquont jurymen. At Rapid City he fined
throe who were late at roll call, and then dis
missed the jury for the day.
Hans .loom, a prosperous German on the
Mouse river, as he puts his hands upon the
bald heads of the first pair of twins ever
produced in that section, says: "Dot's my
New Year's presents."
Pierre is the first iv the field to make a
strong effort for the location of the soldiers'
home, if provision is made for one by the
legislature. There will be a fight for it if the
bill passes.
Wash Harris and brother, of Forestburg.
are spoken of as about the largest land own
ers in South Dakota, as they have 3,000 acres.
That would not be counted as a large farm in
the North.
The campaign in behalf of the South Dakota
Ptate is being inaugurated. A big mass meet-
Ing at Plankinton is announced for Jan. 29,
when eloquent orators are to fire the popular
The Yankton people insist that if Mitcheil
does get its relentless fangs upon their
term of the supreme court, their artesian
well shall not go. They will fight for that.
The Free Methodists are so numerous in
South Dakota that they are arranging to start
a college. Huron and Mossington Springs are
the chief competitors for its location.
It is insisted that the present winter shall
not be taken as a sample of Dakota winters,
as there is a good deal more of it than the
average or than is really needed.
The Salem register calls for a public meet
ing to put down the gambling business in
that place. It is iutiaiatod that the editor has
h eld bad hands.
Sr>rne thirty or forty mutual insurance com
panies have sprung up iv the territory this
winter, most of them confined to one or two
The base-ballers of North Dakota have
nearly reached the point of calling a conven
tion to organize a lecgue for North Dakota.
A man recently frozen to death leaves nine
young children, and his wife is in the insane
asylum at Jamestown.
The loss of numerous horses in Hand
county is attributed to their eating flax
Hi* M md Was On Wood.
Boston Transcript.
"I used to think the men had an awfully
easy time," said Mrs. Franks, "but I've
changed my mind, and hereafter I am gome
to take all the care of Charles I possibly
can. You see, the other morning 1 told
Charles we wanted some wood and to be
sure and order some. Well. I waited all
day and that wood didift come, and I was
almost angry, for, said I, he has forgotten
it, as usual.
"Charles didn't come home until late —
long after 1 retired. He had to go to his
club, and It geems he was detained until
after midnight. He was awfully restless,
and kept talking in his sleep, saying every
once in a while, 'Give me another dollar's
worth of chips.' So you see I knew his
mind was troubled about that wood. How
much I must have worried him to thus dis
turb his rest! Hereafter I'm going to at
tend to all house matters myself. Poor
man! he has enough to bother him without
doing home errands. *'
It'ii an Able Revenue,
Baltimore Sun.
Ever since Minister Manning's little
difficulty in withstanding the effects of the
Mexican "mescal." there has been a great
desire among some of the scientific men of
Washington for a taste of the genuine ar
ticle. A club of scientific men decided re
cently to import a lot of the true stuff, and
a few days ago it arrived. New Year's
Eve the gentlemen who had imported the
mescal gathered at the club rooms. They
tasted it, few of them doing more than
take a small wine glass full. Next day only
one of. the party made his appearance. He
looked lather the worse for wear, and ex
plained his looks by telling the truth about
the experiment. He said the others were
unable to put in an appearance and added:
"As for myself. the time since Friday at
5 o'clock p. m. tip to now is a total blank
to me. If the Mexicans did mix the mes
cal for Manning, as alleged, there is no
wonder the City of Mexico and the Jockey
Club were painted a deeo vermilliou. 1
drank less thai? half a gill in a little port
wine, but it had its terrible effect."
There is no habeas corpus id Russia, ftud
a man who wants to have his body safely
preserved f ram coid and the knout is com
pelled to pack it in ice.
i Annual Display of Wickednfsa at the
Great Frecoh Masquerade, and the
Variety of Styles.
Agreeable Sights, and Some That Shocked *
the Observer at the Great
Carnival Carousal.
Wliat tlie Winter Has Brought Forth
ID tlie Way of Pretty arid
.Xovel Apparel.
I Girls in Short Skirts Who Look L.ike
Animated Labels From Cham
pagne Holtles.
! - —
j Nnw Yokk. Jan. :31.— 1 set out at five
i minutes past midnight, well bundled up to
I prevent catching and retaining any portion
| of the terrible cold that made the streets I
' shiver. Was I bound on a ■'siummiii""'' :
I expedition? No. but the sights that i have
: seen led me to think that perhaps the
1 French ball might worthily bo called a
stammer rather than a stunner, though it
certainly is the latter. For it was io '^
annual display of wickedness on a g;ea
scale that I started to go out at five minutes '
past midnight. 1 will not attempt to ex- \
cuse the indiscretion more than to say that j
the remarks of the men for weeks previous i
to the event had been altogether too tanta- !
lizing in the mysterious innuendoes con- ■
veyed to be resisted by a woman who hap- i
pens to have the courage and opportunity j
to find out what they meant. Behold me, j
then, completely disguised in a somber
domino and thick veil entering the Acad
emy of Music at 1:2:80 a. in. Well, the
first couple that caught my eyes was one
that would have been all right at an Astor
ball, so far as costuming and decorum went.
"gave themselves away," if you will permit
the language, for the girl was. oh, so very
fly and pretty, while the chappie with her
looked the idiot that he was. I had to
watch them only a few minutes to see that
she was playing him for an idiotic victim.
He was a rich dude, and she was being
costly to him. The silliest fellow I noticed,
however, was a little half-pint man who had
evidently drank a quart of champagne and
was swelling with it nigh to bursting. Qf
course he sought out the biggest woman, to
spoon on, and he was funny enouirh to for
give for his folly. The very first vision of
fun and carnival that rewarded my venture
after leaving the cloak-room was enough to
satisfy the curiosity and shock a person
into returning home at once. But l take
some pride in putting through whatever I
undertake, no matter how unpleasant it
may be, and I did so in this case. I emerged
from the oloak-room upon the foyer of the
first balcony. Those who have been in the
academy will remember that the foyer is
high, and that the entrances to the mez
zanine boxes are from a narrow gallery
running round the auditorium wall of the
foyer, and abuut ten feet from the floor.
My attention was at once divided between
two groups in the foyer. One consisted
of three persons, a man in full dress and
two women in fancy costumes.
to the floor close to the auditorium wall,
and therefore directly under the narrow gal
lery to the mezzanine boxes. The man
was supporting her head, and the other
woman was fanning her pale face and
saying something in a half vexed, half
anxious tone about the desirability of hav
ing water. The prostrate woman was
drunk. If shft had been beset with any
other malady I have no doubt that out of
the throng of people of both sexes con
stantly passing some one would have volun
teered to get a glass of water, or, at all
events, to do something more than glance
carelessly at her and pass on without a
pause. And that careless glance. I noticed,
was limited to an inspection of the rumpled
section of blue stocking and the low shoe
that were exposed by the attitude in
which she fell. I wondered how much
longer the glance would have been
had the exposure noted shown a
dainty ankle neatly hosed instead of
a clumsy one in disorder. That was one
group. The other was almost exactly over
head in the mezzanine gallery. Up therfe
were two men and one woman. They were
in hilarious mood, and the young woman,
rather handsomely dressed, by the way, was
pretending to try to throw herself over the
rail into the arms of half a dozen young
men who stood below. 1 take back that
"young." There, as elsewhere throughout
the academy, were the old fools wlrose folly
is silly in proportion to the baldness of their
heads and the whiteness of their whiskers.
The young woman had got so far in throw
ing herself over as to put one foot over the
rail. Then she was grasped by one of her
companions, who held on. frantically ex
claiming: "We can't let her go; she's too
precious!'' There was some cheap raillery
passed between the men on the floor and
those in the gallery, when the second man
in the group above leaned forward and
touched just the tip of his linger to the
young woman's ankle on the rail. Every
body laughed, and the three withdrew into
their box. As 1 passed on I noticed that
the prostrate woman under the gallery was
just coming feebly and painfully to her
as shown at this ball.it .was easy i 6 see that
they are renewed in one : form or another
every ten, twenty, fifty or a hundred years.
There is no absolutely new thing under the
i sun, in women's frocks at least. However,
; it must be confessed that the protuberance
< in the back of women's skirts known as the
| bustle, toin n criiiblet— call it" what, you
i please', is all the same thins—is of compar
atively modern origin. ..There were hoops
; and panniers before the French revolution.
i The hips and all around the lower extremi
j ties of the person were surrounded with in
j flated petticoats before and after that
period, but the bustle proper began Its
career with varying successes arid defeats
during the decade between 1840 and 184 C
1 At the moment, it is the pronounced, dom-
I inant feature in a fashionable woman's at
| tire. Skirts may be full or short in front or
I at the sides, they must bo arbitrarily ample
! in the fullest sense of the word in the back,
so as to accommodate the huge shelf-like
protuberance with which all ~ dresses that
are fashionable are now adorned or disfig
ured. There is, however, one advantage in
living in the present age of progress arid
; common sense. While fashionable— really
fashionable— women are weak about the
conventional cut of their gowns and frocks
as in the days when queens and empiesses
not ouly set the fashions, but dictated what,
the ladies of their courts and women of
their realms should and should not wear,
there are nowadays so many poor educated
women,' trained to indeueiulence of thought,
so much more study, among ali classes of
women of the subject of
that, even If other causes aid not operate in
pioducimr diversity, these alone would pro
duce that variety in fashions which permits
extreme license in personal choice, within
certain limits, of what each one may wea r.
The enormous amount of textile fabrics ami
Manufactured articles of dress would, if
nothing else, cause variety and diversity in
women's dress. While it can not be admitted
that we have arrived at perfection in wom
an's dress, we have improved so much as not
to have any good reason to fear that the
threatened expansion of the bustle, the
smallness and length of the waist, the
amplitude and weight of the skirt, indi
cated by some of the French dresses lately
brought over, will ever be permitted to go
to the excess that they m ight have when a
Madame Pompadour or a l>u Barry set
the fashions v for the world, or later when a
Madame Tallien influenced even the good
and sensible Josephine to wear the indeli
cate modernized Greek costume of the first
French republic. The fact is, we have too
many women of first-rate intelligence now
adays who know how to dress well and who
have the means to carry out their ideas to
fear a return of the majority of the sex to
the follies of the past. There are plenty of
women in America who have a combination
of artistic taste, sturdy independence and
courage of their opinions, along with the
means to carry out their ideas, to insure for
the future a prevalence of good taste and
good sense in feminine costume. Women
will not in the future make up their clothes
by the rules of fashion plate makers and
fashion magazine articles, unless they are
marked by good taste and good sense.
i went down stairs and entered the part
of the academy generally known as the or
chestra. It was all floored over even with
the stage, and
of maskers and observers, most of both
classes, by the way, without any masks,
were parading about ou it. As I walked
down the short aisie that led through the
parquet seats 1 noticed that among the
spectators who were sitting there were a
score or more of colored women with white
caps on their heads. There were more
white women, who were evidently do
mestics also. Their duties, I learned,
were to act as dressing maids to the more
ostentatious of the maskers. While I have
nothing to say in this democracy against
servant girls, it did seem to me an evidence
of tne shockingly low tone of the occasion
to see that the maskers who wearied of the
dance and the dutlish men who tired with
looking on mingled unconcernedly with the
colored maids in the uarquet seats, not
talking with them, but sitting next them,
wherever an empty seat could be found.
Such a thing would not be thought
of in places where the other actions
of the people present would not bo toler
ated. By reason of the semi-circular ar
rangement of the parquet seats the dancing
floor was shaped like a section of an im
mense egg. Around the circumference was
a triple row of male wall-flowers rather
difficult to pass. As I was edging my way
through I heard a tall, wildly whiskered
man greet another in this manner: "Hello,
Charley! Wonder how many more Eos
tonlans Mere are here? Want a girl? I
know millions of them." I did not pause
for an answer. 1 will not attempt to de
scribe the costumes. Few were worthy of
attention from an artistic point of view,
though there were many that were striking
from novel combinations of colors and gew
gaws. One of the first figures I noticed
was a clever imitation of Violet Cameron
as she appeared in her gorgeous red tights
costume in *"The Commodore." There
were several others who floated about in
short skirts looking like animated labels
from champagne bottles.
Clara Belle.
It Cost tbe Pride of I'aradise Park
925 10 Find It Out.
New York Sun.
Ex- Assemblyman Jimmy Oliver rested
his rotund and prosperous personality
against the polished bar of the Hoffman
house art gallery the other night, nnd was
placidly sipping extra dry while studying
the beauties of a §10,000 painting, when
ex-Alderman Jim Mooney. the solid con
tractor of the Twenty-third ward, sauntered
in in his S3OO fur-lined overcoat and
speedily joined the Pride of Paradise Park
in the congenial pastime of breaking a
bottle. Contractor Mooney wore a smile
that was in perfect keeping with his costly
overcoat, and he kept the wine flowing in
fraternal rivalry with the jocose and capa
cious ex-assemblyman.
Suddeuty Mr. Oliver, holding a glass be
tween iiis left optic and the tinted electric
chandelier, recalleil. as if by inspiration, the
occasion when he was an assembly man, and
paralyzed the bartender of the Delavan
house by asking him to change a $1,000
greenback that came fresh from the
treasury. The Pride of Paradise Park
smiled as he recalled the incident, and he
cheerily exclaimed:
"See here. Jim. Til bet yon $25 that you
haven't got $500 with you."
"You don't say so'" cried the man who
is the living picture of George Augustus
Sala. "I'll have to go you once."
The ex-assemblyman gasped, and study
ing the aspect of the rich contractor's face
for some time without any apparent satis
faction, slowly began a still hunt in his
clothes for ?25. In the course of time lie
fished up odd bills and lots of silver, and
finally made a little pile of cash on the bar
counter, the conglomerated fragments of
which aggregated just 825.
"I'll draw you a check for 5500," Mr.
Mooney remarked, with seeming uneasi
ness, "and rake in your dust."
"Oh, no you won't," cried the ex-legis
lator, with a revival of enthusiasm. "My
bet is for cash. 1 bet you haven't .5500 in
money — Uncle Sam's money. Checks don't
go, my boy.''
Contractor Mooney pleaded that he
wanted the wager left to a referee, but his
friend of the Fourth ward was obdurate,
and finally exclaimed with exultation:
"I've caught you nt las-t, Jim. I will
compromise by taking a check for that 825."
"Well," retorted Contractor Mooney, in
a voice that seemed laden with emotion,
"if you won't listen to reason with an old
friend. I'll have to let you take the chances
the same as any stranger who wants to
make bets."
He threw open his corneous overcoat as
he spoke, and diving away down deep in
his right trousers pocket, extracted with
great difficulty a roll that was as big as the
clinched fist of the ex-assemblyman, which
lay upon the bar.
"This is very painful," the ruddy ex
alderruan said sadly, as he ran his fingers
over seven 8100 bills; "very painful indeed,
Jimmy. But here's the greenback that
does the business."
He fished out a crisp new ?"»00 bill from
the interior of the roll, and then raked in
the ducats of his adversary.
The little ex-assemblyman saw two
SI.OOO bills nestling behind still another
SSOO note in the up-town contractor's
chubby fist, and leaned against the bar, as
he caught his breath.
"I'm going to make a test case of this,"
he slowly said, as he watched his'green
backs and silver disappear into Col.
i Mooney's capaoions waistcoat. "I'm going
I to find out whether It's legal for a man to
, spring a gold mine on a feller in a little
friendly bet.''
"We're both County Democrats," the
; colonel said, as he magnanimously cracked
i another bottle, "and 1 don't mind giving
you a tip. Don't get my sporting blood up !
when I've got a big bill to pay the next i
day. [f you had struck me to-morrow in
{ stead of to-night it would have been your
I turn to set up the wine. That's all."
L.OVE {'«.\(U'ERK».
A Disappointed Suitor's Timely Gen
Mark Sherwood, the banker, sat alone in !
I his counting-room, w ftlj a troubled look I
' upon his brow. He was sick at heart, i
1 weary and dejected, and no wonder, for J
| during months past bankruptcy and dis
grace had been staring him in the face.
Above all he was miserable when he re
flected that be had still to reveal his poverty •
to his motherless daughter, Grace— she i
whose lightest wish had never remained un- 1
gratified. How would she bear up under j
i the blow? But the truth must be told, and
with a heavy heart Mark Sherwood muffled •
himself in his cloak and bent his steps i
Suddenly, however, he bethought himself '
that there was to be a social gathering that j
night at the mansion of Paul Ashley, a i
magnate in commercial circles, and aneli- '
gibic? parti, in a matrimonial point of view, !
and when he remembered how courted and
flattered Grace was at similar assemblages,
he was unwilling that she should carry a
sore spot in her heart through it all. and so
he resolved to defer the revelation of his j
poverty until tue morning.
Later that evening. Grace Sherwood, sur- i
rounded by a throng of admirers, held sway '.
over them right regally, and little dreamed
of ihe pitfall yawning beneath her feet-
First in her train of followers was the
host of the evening himself. An elderly, j
solemn-looking man, this Paul Ashley, with
a flabby, wrinkled face and small, keen ■
eyes. He was short and obese in iigure, !
and a martyr to the gout, but, on the other
hand, he was rich beyond account.
At a little distance, watching Grace Slier- '■
wood askance, was a younger and more cul- !
tivated man. He was handsome, well-bred,
thosoughly self-possessed ana giftep with a
rich, elegant voice, but beyond his expecta
tion from his uncle — his name was Mortimer j
Ashley; and he was Paul Ashley's nephew !
— he was poor.
Involuntarily the banker's eye wandered ,
to where Paul Ashley and his daughter were
promendading, and his glance lighted with
a gleam of triumph. The young man be- j
held the look and a deep frown settled ou
his face.
"Faithless and fickle," muttered Morti
mer Ashley, turning Upon his heel and
striding away, lull of disappointment and
Grace kept her room lontr in the forenoon
on the morrow. Paul Ashley had been
closeted with her father long before she had
awakened, and atter that interview the
bankers face wore a bright 100k — for a
newly denned hope had been aroused in his
He came to her a little before sunset, as
she was standing pensively by a western
'•Grace, my child," he said, "I have
something important to say to you."
In a few minutes he revealed it all.
"My darling," he concluded, "i grieve
most for your sake that I am unable to ex
tricate myself from the ruin that threatens
me— there is but one hope for you left."
She did not ask him what it was. Her
heart leaped at the thought of this great
loss, but she remained silent.
The banker did not say that Paul Ashley
had promised him sufficient means to carry
him safely over the crisis provided he could
obtain the hand of his daughter.
"He has asked my permission to wait upon
you," he said. All that he wants is per
mission to propose and you should be sensi
ble and marry him if he asks you. Let me
congratulate you to-morrow as the aflianced
briuc of Paul Ashley."
Grace's heart sank within her bosom.
What was her duty? If she could save her
father by a rich marriage was she bound to
do so? And Mortimer Ashley— at the bare
thought of him she put the temptation
resolutely away from her.
It was well for Mortimer Ashley that he
came to her that night or her decision
might have been adverse to him. But as
he took her hand in his, and, drawing her
to him, looked into her lustrous eyes, she
knew tnat his love was dearer tojher than
all the riches or luxury in the wide world —
dearer than life itself.
"Grade," he said, "you will not accept
another's love?"'
"No, Mortimer," she whispered, "I can
not give you up."
Their eyes met and Mortimer bent down
and kissed her.
"Leave me now, darling," she said, after
a pause. "Your uncle Paul will be here
shortly. It will be easier for me to give
him an answer now."
Presently Paul Ashley was ushered in,
eager to know his fate.
"Miss Sherwood will you marry me?" he
"No, Mr. Ashley," was all she said.
She arose to leave his presence, knowing
it would be best to say no more, but the
swinging gas jet came in contact with the
light fabric of her sleeve and in a moment
her dress was In a blaze.
Suddenly Mie found herself clasped in a
man's strong arms, and, unconsciously
closing her eyes, she thought that Paul
Ashley had crushed out the flames.
But looking up she was transfixed with j
mute surprise. It was not Paul Ashley !
who was holding her crushed to his breast, j
but Mortimer, who with that dark, splendid
face close to her. was looking into her eyes i
passionately. She threw her arms about his i
neck, and drawing him closer to her. coy- ; :
ered his handsome face with warm caresses. ! (
"Grace, I was near carrying your hand- ! i
kerchief away with me," he said, in ex- ! j
planation. "I little dreamed that I was |
destined again to be ot service to you."
The elderly man, grave and silent, stand- '
ing before them saw it all now and quietly ' }
withdrew. i
The next day Mark Sherwood was §ur- 1
prised by a visit from Paul Ashley.
"Mr. Sherwood." he said, abruptly, "I
wish to be released from the engagement I '
entered into with you. 1 shall never ' \
marry." ]
Mark Sherwood sighed. ]
"I am a ruined man,' 7 he said.
"I did not see all this plainly before.
Mortimer has my consent to marry. Is '
your daughter free to wed him? If so she . *
will not be a dowerless bride. You will ! ,
lose nothing by this turn of affairs, for I <
shall enable my nephew to extricate, you
from your present embarrassments. There j
is no more to be said ou the subject."
And Paul Ashley put on his hat, bowed
stiffly and went his way.
Tears of relief and joy sprang to Mark ' t
Sherwood's eyes, for now he knew that he I
could greet his daughter Grace with a I
happy heart. ' B
With lightened spirits the banker has- «
On and after April 1, 1887. the price of gas delivered by the St.
Paul Gas Light Company will be $2 per M cubic ieet, with the fol
lowing discounts on all monthly bills paid at the office of the Com
pany on or before the 10th inst.
5,000 cubic feet or under, $2; less 5 per cent., or $1.90 net
5,100 to 15,000 cubic feet, 2; " 10 " 1.80 net
15,100 to 40,000 a 2; "12 v 1.76 net
40,000 to 80,000 " 2; "20 " 1.60 net
Over 80,000 * 2; " 25 " 1.50 net
Gas for gas engines " 2; '* 25 v 1.50 net
tened home that night, and as he gave her
a good-night kiss he to!d. her that in bis
heart he honored her for her choice.
He Swindles Hotel .Tien and Trades
men Wills the Greatest Ea»e.
| Deposit Cor. New York Sun.
John W. Eagan. a dandified and smooth
tongued young fellow, has been traveling
through the border towns of New York and
Pennsylvania, ostensibly employed as agent
for a well-known firm of New York city
book publishers. He failed in an attempt
to swindle a hotel-keeper in this town by
means of a worthless check, but he was
, more successful at Utiea, where 'he de
! frauded the City hotel to the extent of
i SIGO in .board and money. He was ar-
I rested, but released on bail which he se
cured by pledging his gold watch and
other personal effects.
Landlord Ketchum, of the Canawacta
I house, at Susquehahna, is another sufferer.
A few weeks ago the dapper book agent
stopped at his house long enough to run up
a little bill. Before taking his departure
he confided to the landlord that he was go
ing to Carbondale to be married the next
day to Miss Anna Higgins, a well-known
and estimable young • lady, who has a
i large property in her own right. Owing to
the failure Sof expected remittances, he
found himself short of funds for the wed
ding expenses, and he begged Mr. Ketchuin
to .help him out of his trouble by cashing a
check for SCO, drawn on the First National
Bank of Scranton, an institution in which'
his wife that was to be had a large deposit,
.which moneys would on the morrow be
come his along with her hand. The sym
pathetic landlord cashed the check, "and
two or three tradesmen gave the young man
goods on credit, and thereupon he started
out ostensibly for Carbondale to claim his
rich bride. The next developements were
the return of the check by the Scran to 11
bank, dishonored, and an indignant, dis
claimer by Miss Higgins of any thought of
wedding the rascally book agent. After
this the fellow kept away from Susque
hanna until a day or two ago, when ha
stepped off an Erie train at the station, in
tending to change to another road. He was
recognized and arrested, and now lan
guishes in jail at Mont rose, awaiting trial
for obtaining money on falsa pretenses.
He is wanted in several other places be
sides Utica for like offenses.
Photographing Flying Gulls.
London Times.
An example of the speed with which
pictures can now be produced is afforded by
a photograph of a number of flying gulls
taken at South port by a local photographer,
Mr. Mallin. Of course animals in far more
rapid movement have been photographed by
Mr. Muybridge in America and M. Marcey
in France, but these are produced by special
apparatus, and rarely give much more than,
a silhouette of the object photographed.
The picture of the gulls was taken under
ordinary conditions, and with ordinary ap
paratus; but the lens must have been a
good one, and a very rapid shutter must
have been employed. The plate (one of
those named the Derby plates, from a
formula invented by Capt. Abuey) must
have been of specially high sensitiveness.
. The variable attitudes of the birds are
curious. Most of them have the wings
hanging down which, from the shortness of
the time during which it is maintained, the
eye does not appear to catch. About sixty
birds are shown quite sharply and dis
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