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Paris, 25 Boulevard Housman. ' Leading On3-Pric3l 'Taiir-iV-^TI : '- ; :FiiQTYl'r\Tl Importer.
Chicago, 149 State Street. <J ' ±
An Extra Session Necessary
for the Redemption of
Party Promises,
As Well as to Secure Revenue
for the Looted Nation
al Treasury.
Judge Thcmas Wilson Sug
gested as a Member of
the Cabinet.
Talks With the Politicians
and Business Men at
the Hotels.
There is a difference of opinion
nmong Democrats as to.whether or not
President Cleveland ougnt to call an
extra session of congress to take action
regarding the McKinley tariff act and
other measures indicted . upon the
country by the congress presided over
by Czar Heed. Col. Robert L. Miller, of
the Bank of Minnesota, who was con
nected with the treasury department
under the administration of President
Cleveland, takes the view that an extra
session is necessary not only to correct
the abuses of the McKinley act but also
to provide for the lavish appropriations
made by the Republicans. The de
pleted condition of the national treas
ury calls for early action. He would
not raise the additional revenue by a
revenue tariff on sugar and oilier com
modities, but makes the provision that
an additional tux of fifty cents a gallon
be laid on whisky. This would produce
nil the additional revenue demanded
and would come from a product that
can stand taxation.
"Do you think aw extra session of
congress should be called by President
Cleveland'. 1 '" $;' l:¥fW -^X -
"There are two reasons," answered
Mr. Miller, ".why 1 think a special ses
sion of congress^ almost a necessity:
First— inmost depleted* condition
3 the treasury by reason of the ex
idvagant appropriations-:' of the last
u|>ngress and of the operations of the
BcEinley bill. .Second— Carrying out
of the pledges of the parly relative to
the repeal of the McKinley bill. I am
in favor of giving the manufacturer free
raw material. 1 do not know, that 1
should favor the changing of the sugar
schedule; rather increase' the tax on j
whisky 50 cents' a gallon. . The spe
cial session should be called early
next fall, not before, and congress
could then remain in continuous ses
sion, with the possible exception of the
holiday recess. It will take time to con
sider and "prepare, a general tariff bill
and three months before the recess
would afford the time. As a general
thing nothing is accomplished by con- 1
gress before the holiday recess and to
defer action until then would be a great
mistake, in my opinion."
During the time Mr. Miller was con
nected with the treasury department he
had occasion to notice the work of Judge
Thomas Wilson, of this state, then a
member of consrress,and became a great
admirer of the distinguished Winonian.
Although a new member Judge Wilson
at once took a position among the party
"By the way," said Mr. Miller, "1
hope Mr. Cleveland can see his way
clear to in vita Judge Wilson into his
ofhcial family, having been a resident
of this section of our country for so
many years. Judge Wilson is entirely
familiar with all of Its needs. As to his
pre-eminent ability for any position in
the cabinet to which he might be in
vited, 1 do not think it all necessary to
In regard to the meaning of the great
Democratic victory, Mr. Miller said:
'•While 1 believe that the individu
ality of Mr. Cleveland strengthened the
party in the late election, 1 cannot
think that our victory means that this
or that particular individual should
hold this or that particular office. To
my mind it means rather a most em
phatic protest of the people against the
levying of tin; present customs duties
under the McKinley bill and a demand
that the act shall be repealed."
Representative Liockwood Says
the Next Speaker Will Bo Tur
Hon. William Lockwood, member
elect of the legislature from the district
composed of liock, Murray, Pipes.lone
and Nobles counties, spent a good part
of yesterday in the city looking after
business matters and incidentally talk
ing politics. Mr. Lockwood evidently
lias a warm spot in his heart for the
Capital city m;d will probably purchase
a residence and remove his family to
the city uefore the opening of the ses
sion. In regard to the speakershiD he
is lor lion. O. B. Turrell, of Redwood
county, and thinks that the veteran
banker will be I he next speaker.
"From what 1 have heard the Second
district will be pretty . nearly solid for
Turrell. 1 have received a great many
letters from all quarters urging the
claims ot Leo, of Crow Wing, but I
shall Aote for Turrell. The Second dis
trict is entitled to something, and, as we
have a great many members.the chances
of one man ought to be good."
Mr. Lockwood thinks the coming
session will be a very lively one from
the contest of speaker on through. His
contest for election was a hard and close
one, and he had only about lifty votes
to spare." -
"Gildea, my colleague, two years
ago," he said." .laughingly; "is still fig
uring, over the returns, and declares
that lie is not attle to understand how it
all came about. His vote, by the way,
was the lowest ot the opposition candi
The Successor of Casey Will Be a
Uepublicnn, He Says.
Senator 11. 0. Hansbrough, of North
Dakota, was at the Merchants' yester
day, on his way to the national capital.
"Naturally enough Mr. Hansbrough is
not taking the same interest in the coin
ing senatorial contest in his slate that
he did two years ago, when he made his
race airainst Hoy. Tierce. Although it
has been sonic time since election the
political waters In North Dakota are
still very much discolored, and like
Alex McKenzie and Jud La Moure, the
Jumbo senator is unwilling to make any
prediction as to ttle result of the coin
ing contest.
• l 'l he next United States senator from
North Dakota," said Senator Hans
broiuh, "will be a Republican."
The Sage Returns Prom a Trip to
the Jayhaivkcr state.
The Sag 20f Nininger,!ooking as hale, •
hearty and cherubic as ever, arrived in ;
the city yesterday afternoon from a :
lecturing tour in Kansas, and, before |
going on to his Niningerretreat.se
cured quarters at the Merchants' for j
the coming session of the legislature. j
Mr. Donnelly was feeling in a very ;
amiable frame of mind, and when asked I
lin regard to his tup, said: • . ~ - !
"It was very successful, and I really
enjoyed my visit among the people of !
"How about the senatorial' contest
"Some say Mrs. Lease may get it," :
was the answer. •'The Republicans are
talking of taking her up as a joke. It
might prove a very serious joke for
them." . - _ ■ . ■,'; ;.;-;
He Looked Shabby, bat Nothing |
Was Too Good for His "Little
Cnicngo Tribune. , I
lie was a very shabby person, indeed. I
His clothes were of that much-worn :
character that precludes any attempt at i
description. He had cot ton in his ears
and he wore a most "disreputable hat,
yet there he was in one of our large dry i
troods stores, as much out of place as a
stoker, in a drawing room.
No one paid any attention to him,
every one having come to the conclu
sion evidently that he was a workman .
or some porter looking for a job; any
thing, in fact, but a purchaser.
At last, after he had fidgeted" about
for.some time he started off toward the
cloak department and presently came j
back in company with an obsequious I
j floorwalker, who snapped . his fingers
; and called out: ...... •■"• .;' ■•£■>??•?
"Show this gentleman your finest seal
skin wraps." £s "
Every one looked in astonishment at
the seedy figure and one young woman
had the grace to remark: ; .
"Excuse me, sir, 1 thought you were I
looking for a cloth garment." j
"No, miss, sealskin ain't erood enough j
for my little gal. and i guess if there j
was anything more expensive her pap j
'ud .buy it for her." 1- , ■
Only a little everyday happening, but
it teaches the lesson that tine clothes
do not always mean the fattest pocket
books. . ...... /;
A Badly Treated Boy. ' '•' ■' !
j Texas Sittings.
Col. Fizzletop was in the habit of
i sending Johnny every day after dinner
to a tobacconist to get a 10-ccnt cigar.
lie also gave Johnny a nickel for his
'trouble. One day Col. Fizzletop, not
! feeling well, did not send for a cigar.
"Don't you want to smoke?"
"Not today, my son."
"That's a pretty how-do-you-do. Be- I
cause you don't care to smoke am 1 to j
be swindled out of my nickel tor goin'
for the cigar?" ■ _*.
Unpopular Women.
Good News. .
Mother— How do you like that new
little boy next door? - "
• Little Dick— Oh, 1 like him well
enough, but I don't like his mother. |
"Why not?" j
"She's just as particular 'bout him as
you are 'bout me."
A Suspicion Dispelled. ■ " "
New York Herald.
Prunella's Mother— Prunella, that
, Mr. MatUson is becoming much too fa
/ miliar with you. I believe I heard him
ask you to go driving with him. . .
Prunella— Oh, no, mamma! He was
merely proposing to me— nothing more.
Dr. Cullum
Has removed his dental office to corner
I ofSixth and Wabasha. : < v ; > : -
I tb ' •■•-■-'■ ■;
' 'Twas General Swift Uunoffski Dadley— ■.. -
A striking name, as many would say— _• i
i (Of what nation he was, it might puzzle one
i sadly
, To fully determine. Be that as it may.
Whether English. American, French or
' It signifies little to this discussion.)
! 'Twas General Swift Kunoffski Dadlcy,
A proud and a pompous man was lie —
But one thing, alas ! he managed badly;
He never could gain a victory, .
' Though he fought many battles, and far ana
i He always was found on the losing side.
• Said his wife full often, and eyed . him sadly,
- I "It's a wearisome trouble and grief to me
! To think you should always be whipped so
I badly. . . T . . ■
Instead of gaining a victory. •■
. Beat borne one, beat something— don't beat
• en be, '■> - ':. -i-"
1 Or never come back to the baby and me I"
1 Off he marched once more, the doughty Dud
: ley, ■ -■•.■■ . ■
' Looking as proud as proud could be;
And the loving young wife awaited him I
3 gladly,
(Though* some misgivings no doubt bad
, she). ■> ..■':. :
„ "Well, dear, did you beat?" "Well, yes, my
1 . sweet— ■.-.;:,
» We— beat, we— — beat, —we- we —
beat a retreat."
—Frank Valentine iv November St. Nicholas.
Whether Biela's or Not, the
Comet Will Not Hit Our
Astronomers Differ as to Who
the Wanderer Belongs
Some Say It Is Coming,
While Others Say It Is
The Annual Crop of Shooting
Stars Will Be Harvested
; Chicago, Nov. '26.— Prof. Hale, of
the Kenwood observatory, says he is in
clined to think the comet which is now
attracting so much attention is not
Biela ; s. In fuel the opinion of astron
joiners differ so widely it is not possible
to form a definite conclusion one
way or the other. It appears to
shine by a reflected light, and conse
quently neither its size nor distance
from the earth nor direction of its mo
tion can be accurately determined. Its
motion is very slow and during the
time since it was first located it has
moved only about twice the apparent
diameter of the sun.
l'rof. Hale expects that the sky will
be full of meteors tomorrow evening,
as this is the season in which happens
the annual showers of shooting stars
and meteorites from Andromeda. The
coiner, however, has nothing to do with
tin-si! fireworks, lie this Beiia's comet
or not, it is
Not tiointi to Hit
the earth. Prof. Hale says. The ob
servations made tonight show that it is
rapidly decreasing in brilliancy, sug
gesting that it is hastening away from
tins city;
The earth's danger from a comet is
veiy remcte, and consists only of the
possibility of a concussion or an attrac
tion to the sun. If- it should come to
ward the earth the atmosphere would
act as a cushion, and the comet would
bound off into space. In case of a collis
ion, unless the pieces weighed many tons
the bombardment would simply be a
meteoric shower. The most disastrous
thine this or any other comet could do
would be to attempt to cross the sun's
track at a grade and sret caught. Such
a catastrophe is possible. For instance
if a comet of one-hundred-thous
antlths part of the earth's mass
siionld strike the sun with a velocity
of four hundred miles a second there
would be generated by the force of the
blow as much heat as this earth needs
in eight days. This heat would do great
mischief, raising the temperature on a
summer's day to some 720 degress, or
that of today'to about 300. This danger
is even more remote than the other.
I Another Comet Found by an Eng
lish Star Gazer.
Boston, Nov. 20.— A cable message
tonight from the European Union of
Astronomists announces the discovery
of a faint comet by Mr. Freeman, of
Brishton, Eae. Its position Nov. 24,
iSSO Greenwich mean time, was right as
j cension, 0h 29 mm; declination, north
!80 del? Q mm. It has a motion directly
south of a deg daily. It is about 0 deg
I south of the Holmes comet.
A Science Observer comet circular
issued here today announces officially
two elliptic orbits of the Holmes comet,
one computed by Dr. Kreutz and cabled
from Europe, and the other computed
by Father years, of Washington. The
two orbits agree in a period of from six
| to seven years for the comet, in an
i orbit which is more nearly circu
lar than that of any other
comet except Faye's. The comet
passed its nearest point to the sun some
months ago and is now going awAy
from both earth and sun. For a comet
so distent, it is exceedingly bright, and
should this prove to be its normal con
dition, and not due to some outbursts,
tltere seems to be no reason why it
should not be seen constantly for some
years to come.
Prof. Ritchie Thinks It Belongs
to the Austrian.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 26.— Prof.
John Ritchie Jr., the eminent astron
omer, believes that the present visitor
is the famous Biela comet. For over a
week he has been noting the movements
of the new comet. Prof. Ritchie
is in constant communication with Ber
bercher. the ancient German astrono
mer, and if Biela should spare the uni
verse this time the two men of science
will exchange valuable notes regarding
theirobservations. Prof. Pickering, also
of Harvard, will bring his eight-inch,
eleven-inch, fifteen and sixteen-incto
telescopes to bear upon the comet, and
will also take several photographs of
the visitor.
Prof. Reese Says It Will Soon Be
Lost to Sight.
New York, Nov. 26.— Prof. Eeese, of
the Columbia college observatory, was
busy viewing the comet tonight. At
9:30 o'clock lie said the cornet was
scarcely visible, and was rapidly dis
appearing straight above the earth.
Ho thought it would soon be invisible
even to the astronomer. Up to that
hour he had notobserved any meteors,
and he hardly expected any during the
'•Tomorrow night, though," said he,
"I expect a brilliant display of meteors,
and probably on Monday night also.
The best time to see the dispiay will be
frbrii midnitriit till 2a. m., although Jt
may commence early, as the one
Wednesday night last."
The Wanderer Will Never Come
Anywhere Near tho Earth.
Albany. X. V., Nov. 26.— Prof. Boss,
of the Dudley observatory, today em
phatically denied the statement of Trof.
Vory, of the Allegheny observatory,
that the comet about which there is so
much talk is Biela's. He says:
"There is emphatically no foundation
whatever for such an opinion now. I
have made many observations upon the
comet aiid most careful computations as
io its orbit. The comet is unquestion
ably at least 100,000.000 miles beyond
the" orbit of Biela's comet. It
was in perihelion last June, when
its distance from the sun was
miles away, and from the
earth more than 1C0.000.000 u.iles. Whila
it move's in its present orbit, as it will
until it comes near Jupiter at some time
in the future not known at present, it
will never come anywhere near
the earth. Since June the
distance of the comet from the sun
t has been increasing continually.and for
several weeks its distance from the
earth has been increasing, until the dis
tance has become. lso,ooo,ooo miles. All
these figures are uncurtain in. the sense
that the distances may be wrong 10 per
cent. The comet may have bet-n near-,!
est the sun in Way or as late as July. ,
"But the essential facts have been con^,
clusively demonstrated. No evidence,
founcrbn examinations of the appeaiv
ance of the comet or of its apparent;
size is worth considering in this prob-,
lem. Such examinations helped to der
ceive us ten days ago, when the mathe
matical evidence wuainiperfeet,but they
deceive us no longer. This comet is like,
any ordinary periodic comet now, so far
as those who compute the orbits of
comets are concerned. There is not
one computer of such, orbits who does,
not clearly understand and accept the
Idea that this comet is moving in au.
fllipitical, parts of which are far fronf
the orbit o,f the earth. My lat-,
ust computations make the time of
the comet's circuit around the sun in its
elliutical patli to be nearly seven years.
Two weeks later I expect to get more
exact figures, but 1 am absolutely cer
tain that the new figures will be in the
nature of improvements to the present
ones, and not revolutionary changes in
them." .
Celestial ■ Pyrotechnics Promtsecl
..';/. if; lor Tonight. ; >
r.ociiESTEH, N. V., Nov. 20.— Accord-"
ing to Dr. Louis Swift, of the Rochester
observatory, the cornet that was) visible
to the naked : eys . tonight, . and
still ; more ,; apparent tomorrow
niijht, is .' the •■• one discovered in
1825 by M. Bielr, an Austrian officer.
The same comet 1 was supposed to have
missed, a collision with the earth in 1832
by one month only, and it was 1 then split
in two. r" r It was seen a«:aiii twenty years
later, but although it was due again in
1859 and 18Gtf: it failed to keep the
appointments. ; Dr. ' Swift believes
that tomorrow' night, : ' just as soon
as darkness : has fallen,- there will be a
rain of fire such as this world has never
seen and which promises to be a most
remarkable phenomenon. Some astrono
mers have figured It out that the earth
revolutions ' will come - within a " few
hours of colliding with the comet, but
this is not conceded by Prof.' Swift. \
Even the" matter of a few ; hours, how
ever, would mean millions of millions
of miles ; : or ' space, •• but would give the
comet the nearest approach to the earth
on record. 2 It will be Lof ' a deep red
color, plainly visible to the naked eye
and will increase iv size arid brightness
with startling rapidity. ';. . '. . .."'j
. — : "» ' — — — -
■ > : v;' r: New Patents..','-
Special to the Globe. l :./...- -' „;
Washington, D. C., Nov. 26.— The
following Minnesota venters received
patents this week, as reported by James
F. Williamson, patent attorney, -929-933
Guaranty Loau building, Minneapolis,
412 Pioneer Press building, • St. Paul,
and 931 P street, Washington: August
W iSkog, Minneapolis, inkstand : George
S. Carter, Minneapolis, knockdown box;
11.11. Chase. Duluth..co\ybag protector;
Michael Fortln;~StiMwater; bag-holder;
C. R. Little, West Duluth, lumber
sorter; A. C. Terslose, St. Paul, easel;
Charles A. Zimmerman, St. Paul, draw
bridge; John R. Jones, Minneapolis,
roll-top desk. '■ '*•"..;:'. ~ ,
Bad Break Indeed.
Buffalo News.
"HelJo.Harry! When is that marriage J
ef yours coming off?"
"Not at all. It's off."
"How so?" '
"Oh, my girl made an awful break a*
few nights ajro."
"Indeed! What was it?"
"She broke the engagement.'*
"Who killed Cock Robber?
"I.*' says Tom Reed,
"I took the lead ;
I killed Cock Robber."
Who killed Cock Robber?
"I," SaysMag^e.
"With ray Southern idee;
I killed Cock Robber."
Who killed Cock Robber?
"I." 1 says McKinley,
"I spread 'out too thinly 5
I killed Cock Robber."
Who killed Cock Robber?
"I.'" says Hank Frick,
"I hit the lick;
I killed Cock Robber."
Who killed Cock Robber?
"I,"' bays Jake Reid,
"Wiih my rodeutial breed;
I killed Cock Roboer."
Who killed Cock Robber?
"I." says Depew,
"With my cheap breeches new;
I kill-jd Cock Robber."
Who killed Cock Robber?
*'I." says the voter,
"And I am the toter
Who'll bury Cock Robber."
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Various Methods and Charac
teristics of This Peculiar
How He Preys Upon the Cred
: ulty of Guileless Turf 4- :*
" . ;: ■ : . Bettors. ' .£*; *^vv
Cheek and Assurance Are His
• :: -v--' : Chief : Stoc£l(n^;^
■\-m:>;:- v.-. Trade. 'ys>:pf : -''
Playing "Sugar and Lard"
: ; for a "Lead-Pipe ;/' : ;
" .•^ ; Cinch." i ;-/;: ; ;i
SfTf VERY sporting man ;
'-r gggtpjjjS flT* I' 111 ' observed that, the j
ifiraiS* Vk£' --tout" is fast becoming I
7528» ]J* a very familiar '.j 'figure
jyF2< i Ju the numerous pool
jGrASx& >m ' of .-this 'raetrop
r, f V °'' says, the New York
i A ililj 1 Herald. ;As the t nek
•jl, I in trade of these would-
IwV Jllll •ba prophets consists
iJESv^Twir mainly in their ability
nfivC~\u\ • to inspire confidence.
•• jIkW^V " and as they all appear
' .bvW J* to earn a fairly comfort
! jBjEA I ' able living at their pa
' VvKa 1 ■ •"'• culiar trade," it may
• j>\w\ : - vv^. l U be .: in t e r. r ed that
: i! A\ I these persuasive inrii
! ■offill victuals , are fair, stud
! /off; I) ! • .* e'nts nmnan nature,
I r'r r which they certainly
]_-JLJ, I „:■•:• Their income is
«g^^~/ ..',, mainly : a 'question of
; infuni^ . „,,., luck, both as regards
tliejr ability to "pick a winner," and
the liberality of their "clients." Some-.
times a. tout will "tip" six horses to as
many ; different bettors when there are
but six horses in the ; race. ; One of the
six' is sure to be a winner, and may be a
"long shot." This form of . tipping,
however.is seldom indulged in. Besides, I
it is a somewhat da'ugerous experiment
—even for a tout. ; ' '- >lIJ •' - " ."['
The tout, as a rule, makes ; a study ot
equine form, and very often succeeds in
inducing a moneyed bettor : to "make a
plunge" on the horse he has selected."
If the horse wins the toot lias made what
he terms a "ho? killing." ; A tout's fees
will vary from 25 cents to $50, according
to the locality of the pool j room and the
amount of the bet. ' ■:-•■'■■■■ -■
Touts; as did the ancient Gauls, differ
among themselves in language, customs
I terms to suit. | I iHll Hit' [y|H!\S :l : > I BALANCE MONTHLY \
This, as all well know, is an age of Miracles, and in these skeptical times where Hard Facts and Reliable
Figures are required to convince even the credulous, it is just as well they should be relegated to the past; but if
miracles have had their day, still wonders have not ceased to confront us (we are not now referring to the Hand
some Neiv Store of The Royal Furniture & Carpet Company, which is by all conceded to be the "Model Retail
Furniture and Carpet Store of the Twin Cities"}. The Wonders of the present day are quite as marvelous and
fully as hard to understand. Of course all wonders are not Ptizzles, but the wonders we spread before you today
will be a veritable Puzzle to all. We know you will ponder over it all day, give it up, and then bright and early
Monday morning will see you all crowding the new store of The Royal Furniture and Carpet Company for the
answer. You will want to know. ,
. How it is ■<:::'.;c' ; " How it is How it is .. How it is How it is
possible to PAlf" 1 " " possible to TTTTT T possible to TfTI possible to TITTTn possible to TniJ h'QT}
sella6-piece r U.^;o ; , : ," , sell Antique WILL sell Extcn- 11 sell Antique WflU sell Antique WL Mill
Parlor Suit *:..:".'.- Chamber sion Tables Oak Dining Oak Center
zr h $35 :it BE is o h .IT BE rths3 - 30 will BE ■ -5S£ C #3 will 1 $S£T h THE
H $28.50. I DOME? I $12.50. I DONE? | $3.50. | ; DONE 1^ DOIT? |M c PEOPLE^
PiniC) if i\ <hns- " How it is possible to sell a Reed After- xiliT
rumUZSpOS : />' ; ' _-~ r^__ Dinner Tea Table, like cut, worth THAT
si die to sell a -^ ici*if£mHSi t? ■ $4.50, for $2.55. tr i * s *>**~~~****** r^
i Rppd RnrkPV '^''^'(k^^^^^^^^CA' A Reed Foot Stool, Ilxl4, other houses MmSw^M^^^%>. llfll I
j\cea j^ochcr ........... f*j|fflffillDj^OTr- ask $1.50. for jri.oo each. • • ffiSw^^liM'm ? WILL
Similar to : ; ; ; - ' .■-UH^^^^^ra . ■ lil|'6l|!|;|l;i|m fiiuio
//bay it is pos- tffpt - V '- : I -" ; 8 »t I \jr • hj'
85.i53 IKPSIhS f-WW\ \ H 7 i !/^r ble io f t J ip
' decoration at ■' W^^T^^^^l /// ivj ' /^f^. . \^ A^« Ottomans that \Q
j one-hat f their v'J^^^^V.r^j^^^'-; , J|4 '" V■ ' . *S& ■ cash houses advertise at
r eat value. . v i_^ .' '"""-.,' f -/• — -'- $3,95, same as cut, for „. ...
. Just the thing for a .( ' : v . ,' ' > ■ woriu s
SSJtrsfis See Them in Show Window. ln B - senie ; t ; ' Fair. •
$1.50 to $2O each. U» UISUIa» ' ndSglHßlHi
-. J^^Big Sale of Short Lengths of \ Carpets in All Grades This Week:
22 and 24 EAST SEVENTH STREET, Between Cedar and Wabasha Streets.
aud laws. On the Bowery.for instance,
he is a very tough-look iug specimen of
humanity, indeed. He wears his hat
perched on one side, chews tobacco,
dresses in : shocking taste and is
altogether "tough" and. uninviting in
appearance. Throwing his 7 head well
forward and shifting his quid from one
cheek to the other, he shuffles up to his
unsuspecting victim Ttnd launches forth
somewhat in this fashion:
The HitM'rrr Tout.
"Say, young feller, go an' put a couple
o' bones on dat dere Rapldan In de
fourt' race. I ain't givin' yer no trow
down, needer, see? Me cousin works
over at de track an' I've got it on the
dead level that Rapidan is out ier de
stuff dis time. None o' dem other skates
is in it, see?"
Then there is the over-confident tout,
who may be found in most of the down
town pool rooms. This is a very ? greon
variety of the genus. With the manner
of one who is talking of an absolute
certainty he says: . ,-,;
"Why, my dear sir, that horse Rex
has an absolute lay down in that third
race. Why, what is there in it to beat
him? Can't you see it's a clean walk
over? You can go and bet all you've
got on Rex and then go out and stand
in line at the cashier's window. . It's
just like finding money— picking it up
out of the street— to bet on that horse.
Experience, however, teaches these
overconfident individuals many salu
tary lessons. ' The "sure winner" is
very often a disgraceful last. Besides,
a tip of this sort is apt to injure the
tout's reputation as a judge of horse
flesh. He learns in time to cover his
tips with a "mild shade of doubt." He
may then secure his victim for a subse
quent occasion. •
The colored' tout is by no means an
unimportant figure in toutdom. One of
these individuals, it is said, wandered
into the Consolidated Exchange a few
days ago. After taking a quiet survey
of the scene he muttered: "This hyar's
de bigges' pool room. what I ever run
across. 1 doau' seem to understand it,
nohow." "■'. „',.«-"•'
■■'■y.. Picked a Sure Winner. .
Finally his gaze centered itself upon
a blackboard at one corner of the room.
This is what he saw:
*................. • ,
:•-::.,'. SUGAR -AND ■ LARD. — :
|: .. ; . 7^;:v. SHOUT RIB*. : . ' ' :
i--. '.:...-........;;'.. ...-.s. .~..'... .-...v;: :.;::: »
"Say, boss." he observed to a bystand- I
er, "yo' want to go an' put up a few dol- j
lars on dat fuss' hoss, Sugar an Lard. I
I knows all about that hoss. I saw him
work, boss. He's a sho' winner. I saw
him do six furlongs yesterday in fo'teen.
S'help, boss, that's a sho' fact. 1 (loan
see no odds up. but you'd better " ••'•'■ •
Then the real situation suddenly
dawned upon him. "1 swar to goodness, j
boss," he remarked as he hurriedly left
the place, "if 1 didn't think I was in a'
room." ;
The tout whose habitat is among the
pool rooms located in the Tenderloin j
district is a- very suave an unctuous i
personage. He dresses in good taste, !
and his manners are quite in keeping
with his appearance. It is with the in
different air of the man-about-town that
he apDroaches you and asks:
"What do you think of Flyaway's
chances in that race?"
Of course you are not prepared to say,
and you tell him so. He will then train
his batteries in this fashion:
"1 don't think much of Flyaway my
self. I was given a tip on Jumper this
morning. A friend of mine laid an
even hundred straight on him at four to
one just now. He's a good thing, I
hear, and liable to Deat the others out.
Unfortunately I dropped all 1 had on
Snatchem in the first race. If I had
$100, though, I'd consider it a pretty
safe bet to back .lumper for place at
even money. However, you may do as
you please. I'm «>nlv giving it to you
for what it is worth."
"Didn't 1 Tell You So?"
If upon receiving this Information
you should conclude to Dlace a bet on
.lumper, and find that some other horse
had '"done the trick." you will look in
vain for the tout who gave you the tip.
But if, on the other hand, Juniper
should happen to win, this particular
tout will be the very first person to ac
; cost you after you have cashed your
"There," he will say, "what did I tell
you? 1 couldn't get aboard myself, but
| lam glad, at any rate, to sec some one
I else beat the game." A "loan" of $5 or
$10 usually follows this announcement.
A great rendezvous for touts is in
"Butch" Thompson's pool room, at the
rear of the "White Klephant." at the i
corner of Broadway and Thirty-first '
street. "Butch" lays his prices earlier
than any one else, and the touts are on
hand bright and early every morning
ready to base their tips upon what
"Butch" thinks the horses are going to
do. In the opinion of the average tout
"Butch" Thompson is a character aec
ond in importance to no citizen of this
It sometimes happens that a horse
owner finds the services of a tout of
great use to him in furthering his own
ends. lie may give it out "in strict con
fideuco" that his horse Kattler Is a
"cock-sure winner." The tout is noth
ing if not generous with his news, and
soon the tip lias leaked out among the
other touts. These in turn scatter the
information broadcast. A wild plunge
lon Rattler follows. Down go Hauler's
odds, and up go the prices laid against
the other horses.
The On!)- Way to Beat 'Bat.
Mr. Owner, knowing all along that
his horse has no chance whatever in the
race, then proceeds to back at
liberal odds th 3 horse which, in
his opinion, stands the best chance to
win. It is an old trick, and, as a rule,
works to a charm.
Verily, as a disconsolate bettor once
wisely remarked, "this horse-racing is a
hard game to beat." It was "Butch"
Thompson himself who is said to have
once volunteered the information that
"the only way to beat the horses is to
let 'em alone."
"Besides." added Mr. Thompson, re
flectively, "I'm not in the business for
my health."
Methods Recommended in the In
dustrial World.
Never use soap in the water when
cleaning oilcloth. It fades tin* colors
and breaks up the paint. Ammonia
also is to be avoided, because it gives
the cloth a dull, dead look. If a brush
Is used it should be a soft one, but it is
better not to use any, except in case
when the oilcloth has been long neg
lected or poorly washed for some time
previously. Take a clean flannel cloth
and apply clean warm water, which is
filially to be removed by soaking it up
into the house flannel again after it has
been wrung out.
The oilcloth is then wiped dry with
another piece of clean flannel. ''••■:
After the oilcloth has become thor
oughly dry apply it to some warm lin
-1 seed oil. Tne housekeeper who tries
I this for the first time will probably DM
( too much and make the cloth so sticky
I that every article of (lust will adhere to
I it. Only a very little is to be used and
slightly rubbed into the cloth, giving it
a handsome gloss. Skimmed milk is
sometimes used in place ot oil, and it
gives the cloth a beautiful gloss.
Too frequent washing, no matter how
well it is done, will not improve oilcloth
|in the end. Usually this is the kind of
I treatment it receives, for few house
wives seem to recognize the difference
between dusty oilcloth and a dirty one,
and treat both the same. After it has
had a thorough sweeping. if it looks
dull and dusty ,"go over it, a littlu at a
time, with a dry mopcloth, and it will
look as bright as though washed, and
will wear a great deal longer.-
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I , ; High- Heeled Shoe.?. .
National Register. : '''Ci\ ;:'.*•>;
The streets of the old City of Venice "
were often extremely thick In mud, in/-'
spite of the great sewers, , which dated
from the tenth century. It is easily con
ceivable. Even now. with but 80.000 or
70.000 inhabitants, the thorough tares be
tween the l'lazii and the. Hialto are
sometimes sufficiently -bad. •: We .are"'
writing of the time when the population
was nearly live limes what it now is,
and when Venetian trade r was"at its*
zenith. Well, to combat this mud l.io
ladies took to high-heeled shoes. As
the mud grew worse, the heels be« 4
came taller and taller, until at length/
they were half a yard high, ana as diili
cult to control as a pair of stilts without
handles. The consequence was that a
lady in full dress, obliged to walk but
a few yards, had to be supported on
both sides. This was a task for tho
black pages, or for the lovers, who had
now become a very conventional part o
Venetian society.

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