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Montgomery Reported as j
Quiet as Any Capital
in the Union.
Chiefs of a Gang of American
Smugglers Arrested
in Detroit.
Ths Smuggled Goods Sold
Through Foreign Mer
chants in New York.
Moxtv-oukuy, Ala.. Dec. 2.—ln spite
of her dual government Alabama has
enjoyed as peaceful and quiet aSu relay
as ails stale in the Union, Most of the
visitors, including the twenty compa
nies of state I roup*, left the city soon
after midnight last night. The enthu
siastic politicians exhausted with the
excitement and anxiety of yesterday,
have been resting st their homes today.
Neither Gov. Dates nor Capt.
Kold have been seen on the
streets. Thai council of the
Populist leaders called for yesterday
afternoon was not held. It has de
veloped that there is a split, a decided
split, in the Populist ranks on the in
auguration move. It has leaked out
that the members of that party in the
legislature were united against the in
auguration of Car.:. kolb, and did all in
their power, by writing to their con
stituents, to keep Colo's supporters
away from the city yesterday. Onlook
ers at the Kolb inauguration recall the
tact that only two or three of the Popu
list members were in the crowd which
beard Koib's address.
Kolb determined upon the inaugura
tion scheme which called his support
ers here without consulting any of his
party leaders. Those who will talk
acknowledge they would have coun
seled against it. It has unquestion
ably produced friction in the ranks.
The Democratic leaders here think they
know Koib's purpose. They believe he
siniuly wants to out himself on record.
They believe his scheme is to send a
message to the legislature de
manding a fair election contest.
Ho will, as governor, give War
ren S. Reese a certificate- of
election as senator from Alabama and
will issue similar certificates to lite four
or live contesting congressional candi
dates. Gov. Dates will sign the certifi
cates of the gentlemen declared to be
elected, ami Kolb hopes that The Re
publicans and Populists in the house
ami semite will seat the contestants, and
thereby virtually recognize his as the
piopei credentials. Another meeting
of the Koibites is culled for tomorrow.
No one can state at this lime what will
be done alter the message is sent to the
legislature until the meeting tomorrow
Chiefs of a tj.in«j Taken at De
Dktkoit. Mich., Dec. 2.—The police
ami customs officers have just run down
a gang of smugglers who have for over
a year past been smuggling thousands
of dollars' worth of Turkish embroider
ies and fancy go as from Wiudsor to
Detroit. Four members of the gang
have been arrested, two of them
being women. Most of the goods
were shipped to New York.
Certain Armenian ami Syrian
merchants in Sew York have been sell
ing these goods at less than their cost
to importers, but, although they were
closely watched, the discovery of the
smugglers was brought about by the
Detroit police. The latter recently
noticed that empty trunks were being
carried into a room at No. 270 Jefferson
avenue and taken out again filled and
shipped to New York, The police de
tectives shadowed this operation Satur
day, and then entered the room and
captured Asaph Ghobren and Mrs.
Selma Ghntxen, Syrians. Mrs. Kate
Moore, of Windsor, and a young Italian
named George Micaiini. A trunk
which had just been filled for shipment
contained quantities of costly embroid
ery and Turkish fancy goods valued at
81,300. Around the bodies of the two
men were found -5500 worth of the same
kind ot goods, which bad just been
brought across the river. The duties on
the articles would amount to about GO
per cent. Another thousand dollars'
worth hilled for shipment was also
captured. Government Inspectors
Carter, Ken nary and Downs were due to
arrive in New York this evening,
whither they have gone to arrest John
Abdebenoor, a Syrian merchant, who is
believed to be Seima Ghobren's bus
band, and an accomplice of the gang, it
was at first intended to wire the New
Y'oik officers lo arrest Abdebenoor, but
inspector Carter preferred to attend to
the. capture personally. SelmaGbobreu
was arrested in Boston last year for a
similar offense.
Aimed at Kolb.
A close friend of the Kolbs announced
tonight that he will at once assume all
the prerogatives of governor, will make
appointments, .send messages to the
legislature ami do any other official
duties he can under the circumstances.
The following bill will be introduced
in the Alabama house of representa
tives tomorrow by Thomas Knight, the
representative from Hale, lt will un
questionably pass by a strict party vote
ol f.bout 87 to :::'. The bill reads as fol
To prevent any attempt at usurpa
tio i of public office:
Section l. Bo it enacted that it shall
not be lawful for any person to take
the oath of office for the discharge of
the duties "i any public office created
by the laws or this state, or to'take
upon himself to act for the incumbent
or persons, to aid or assist him in any
highest Honors—World's Fair.
* CK___M_
k pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
_om Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.
matter pertaining to the duties of any
such office, or any public or private
j address or communication to call
upon the public or .anybody.
I< r association or organization of
j people or upon any individual or In-
I dividuals to aid him in assuming any of
the authority or powers of such public
office unless he shall first have been de
clared elected thereto by the body or
authority to ascertain, decide and de
clare the result of an election to such
office, It it be elected, or unless he shall
have been declared entitled to such
office and to assume and discharge the
powers and duties thereof by some
court of competent jurisdiction in the
Section 2 simply involves those who
are offenders under section 1 and makes
them as guilty as tho principals.
Section '■'< continues* lie ii further
enacted that whoever shall violate any
of the provisions of this art shall be
lined not less than 1500 nor more than
$10,000, and shall bo imprisoned in the
I penitentiary of the statu for not mere
than twenty- five years.
AItOUND THIS W'olthl).
Long; Chase for an Bsavbeaater
finally warded.
MPHIS, Dec. B.—A. Emanuel is
under arrest here charged with being a
fugitive from justice from the state of
New York. Emanuel is alleged to have
I embezzled a considerable amount of
money from a New York clothing linn
two years ago, and has been followed
. around the world by a detective.
I Emanuel returned to the United States
I a short time ago, and lauded in New
! Orleans,where he obtained employment
as traveling salesman for* a clothing
j house and stalled out ou bis first trip.
. The New York authorities became
I aware of Emanuel's whereabouts, and
,on his arrival in Memphis he was ar
| rested, lie refused to go to Now York
I without a requisition. Chief of Police
j Davis telegraphed Inspector Byrnes of
j the arrest, and an officer is expected
j here Tuesday.
Oul-of- rows Subscribers.
Our offer to furnish "The World's
: Sweetest Songster" and "Queer People"
is coupled with the request that 10 cents
in silver nut stamps) bo sent. Mail or
ders wilt reach you in about ten days.
Shot in a Ha<j:iio.
Ripley! Term., Dec. 2.— N. V. Gra
bam, whose home is May field. Ivy., was
shot and instantly killed by Robert
' Huiier, colored, in a notorious negro
| bienio here tins morning. liultcr was
I arrested.
! "
i Gets.S4s.OOl> I mi Him on Worth
less stock in a New Mexican
Chicago. Doc. 2.— R. C. Flower, ex-
I preacher. Christian Scientist and lana
I speculator, was brought to Chicago to
; day from 'Texas, where he was arrested
j last week and locked up in the county
I jail charged with, in conjunction with
j P. R. Smith, with obtaining J45.000 by
J false pretenses. Detectives who have
i been on his trail following him from
; Maine to Texas say he is the smartest
j man they ever encountered. They
I have traced his history and say lie
; is the head of a medical institute, hay
: ing its headquarters at 559 Columbus
avenue, Boston, where, it is claimed, he
j practices Christian science. He lives,
! when at home, in a palatial residence on
'; Commonwealth avenue, in that city,
j Dr. Flower, as lie is called, was arrested
i Saturday night in East St. Louts.
I A detective was on his way
.to Galveston. Tex., with requisi
i tion papers for him when the two
i met, and the doctor was arrested,
j Flower had waived requisition in Gal
j veston and offered to accompany an
[officer to Chicago. But he was'dis-
I agreeably surprised in East St. Louis
I when the man from Chicago appeared.
; Flower bad in his possession tickets
{ for himself and his wife and the officer
from Indianapolis, and was on the a
J train for that city when taken. Gen
j eral Manager Sutherland,of the Moonev
j & Roland agency, says that his deal
! nit,'--! with Foster are typical of the soit
' of business he lias been conducting for
j the past few years.
| It is claimed that Flower and Pascal
j R. Smith, who assisted him in bis ven
j tures, met N. C. Foster, a Wisconsin
j lumberman, in Chicago, July 8, 18!»3. in
| connection with a land deal. It Flow
er's case comes to trial the attempt will
be made to prove that the doctor then
I represented lo Foster that the Denting
| Laud and Water company owned
• 1,500 acres of land in and near
Doming, N. M., valuable franchises
for irrigation privileges and an
artesian well, all of which were worth
! more than the capital stocK of the com
i pany, 8700,000. The capital stock Was
represented by Flower and .Smith, it is
said, to have been fully paid up.and the
claim is made that, they induced Foster
to pay them -145,000 on a contract, in
. which they agreed to give Foster one
; third of the common stock, one-third of
the oreferred slock and -third of the
. bonds of the company. Foster is said to
' have found ilia property to'bc worth
-1 less.
' ; Then it is claimed Flower represented
1 that he owned 9,000 acres of laud in
Virginia, that he would give Foster for
his interest in the Doming Land and
; Water company. Foster paid ?'J,OOO
, more on the strength of the abstracts,
- but it is said a subsequent examination
of the records in. Virginia showed the
' abstract to be false. Foster then
communicated again with lower, who
gave him an abstract of 12,000 acres of
land in Kentucky, which, like the Vir
, ginia paper, it is said, proved to make
i false representations. Many other
I stories are told of alleged sharp practice
' on Flower's part, whereby he has gatii
, eied up a large sum of money.
' Sweetest Sonus.
Owing to the fact that the publishers
' have been unable to supply the demand,
we. nave been obliged to
hold back our offer to fur
nish this series, with the
exception of Part I. We
now have a supply of Farts
1 too. Out-of-town patrons
who have secured Part 1
and desire the balance,will
save time and postage by
sending for the remaining
' I pans at once. There Is just time for
j them to reach you before Christmas.
A. G. Ayres, of Minneapolis-, Prob
ably Fatally injured.
Chicago, Dec. 2.—A. G. Ayres, twen
ty-one years old, whose homo is said to
be in Minneapolis, was found by the !
police tonight lying on the tracks of the \
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad
! atSayre avenue. He bad fallen from si
passenger train, and sustained a fract-1
ure of the skull and several servers ,'
bruises. Mis condition is said to be j
critical. lie was taken to the company
Miss Stevenson Improves.
Asm.vii.ii, N. Cm Dec. The con
dition of Miss Stevenson has improved
in the last day or two, and the worst is
now thought to be over. She is expected
to improve slowly from now. on.
Shock of Earthquake.
Pittsitki.i», 111., Dec. 2.—A distinct
earthquake shock, accompanied by a i
rumbling sound like distant thunder,
was felt here at 10:50 this morning. The {
vibration seemed to be from north to ■
China Has Sued for Peace-
Japan Willing: to Nego
Chinese Disemboweled, Dis
membered and Hacked
With Knives.
Traffic Northward Expected
to Close in the Next Ten
I <>.\don. Dec. 3.— The correspondent
of the Times telegraphs as follows from
Hiroshima, Japan: "l have just re
turned irom the seat of war. and had a
conversation with Viscount Mussa
Munemitzu, the foreign minister, in re
gard 10 the misconduct of the Japanese
at Fort Arthur. I informed him that I
had watched the Japanese army enter
the town. The Chinese resisted to the
last. 1 saw Chinese in plain clothes
with fireatms concealed on their
persons. 1 also found explosive
bullets. The Japanese reported civil-.
iaus fired upon them from the
houses, and they, therefore, deemed it
necessary to exterminate them. The
Japanese were further excited by find
in*; the mutilated remains of Japanese
prisoners. Some of the prisoners had
been burned alive. I saw no resistance
a the town during the ift-xt four days.
The Japanese pillaged the town and
killed almost every man. Very few
women or children were killed. Those
who were kiiied were probably killed
unintentionally. 1 saw scores of Chi
nese prisoners pinioned, stripped
and shot, hacked with knives,
ripped open, disemboweled and
dismembered. Many bodies were
partially burned. The foreign minis
ter expressed himself as intensely sur
prised and grieved. Hitherto, he
added, the Japanese army had been
admired for its humanity and discipline.
De was unwilling to believe it possible
that they acted as reported, or to ex
press an opinion ou the subject until a
detailed official report arrived. Mean
while, lie authorized me to say that ho
was certain the government was sin
cerely determined to act on principles
of humanity and civilization, and was
firmly resolved to maintain the honor
of Japan and refute Chinese slanders.
1 Kin satisfied mat the government de
sires neither lo conceal the truth uor to
permit cruelties."
A Che-Foo dispatch to the Times says
that a Chinaman who escaped from
Port Arthur states that there were six
generals of equal authority in command
there, one was from Shan-Tung, an
other from ilu-Nan and one from
aizchuen, while the other three were
from Auhir. All fought bravely, but
were defeated by lack of unity in
their plans. All the troops were
thoroughly demoralized and they lied.
Two of the generals have arrived at
Ciie-Foo. One is still In hiding; An
other lias gone to Tieti-Tsiii. where lie
runs a great risk of being beheaded,
It is reported that the Japanese fleet
is desirous of taking a more prominent
Dart in the war. The fleet was seen off
Wei-Hai-Wei.but has now disappeared.
ei-llai-Wa! is strongly defended. The
Chinese fleet was still inside the
harbor. Reinforcements are. being
poured in from tiie land side. Gen.
('hang is in command. lie is a
brave and competent officer, and is as
sisted by several foreigners. The Chi
nese people fear that if peace is made
the disbanded troops will commit out
rages, in ten days' time all the traffic
northward will close. The Japanese
vvill have to act quickly if they intend to
attack Pekin. The lust reliable report
received in Che-Foo states thai Japan
has informed the American minister
that she is willing to negotiate if China
sues for peace. This China has done,
so an armistice is likely to be arranged.
A "Plymouth" Holiday Offer
You can get the full amount of your
purchase money back after Christmas
(or before), should you prefer to return
"Plymouth" goods.
That is because prices are lower now
than other stores name after Christmas.
You are always safe at the "Plymouth
Corner," (Seventh and Robert.
Foreign Residents Think Better
of the Situation.
Washington, Dec. 2.—lt is stated
positively at the department of state
that there is no fresh reason for appre
hension touching the safely of Ameri
can residents at Pekin, and that United
States Minister Denny has not made any
appeal to the department for protection
since his original dispatch sent some
time ago, and referred to at the time in
the Associated Press dispatches, in
which he stated that should the Japan
ese trooDS attack Pekin the safety of
the foreign residents might be threat
ened, and it would be well to send a
force of United States marines to pro
tect the legation. As is customary in
such cases, this dispatch was promptly
communicated to the navy department,
and fifty marines were ordered to be
transferred from the other vessels of
the America- fleet to the Monocacy at
Tien-Tsin, near by Pekiu. In addition
Admiral Carpenter was instructed to
put himself in communication with
Minister Dcnby and to use his discre
tion in doing everything necessary to
insure the safety of the American
residents. All of this took place some
time ago, and since then Mr. Denbyhas
made no further application for protec
tion. He is at liberty at any time to
transfer his legation to Tien-Tsin,
where it would be almost under the
guns of the Monocacy, and in fact he
was authorized to do this at a very early
stage in the war when the Chinese
showed symptoms of disaffection at the
first reverses sustained by their ene
mies. The legation would certainly be
much safer at Tien-Tsin than at Petti*,,
as it is impossible lor even the light
draft Monocacy to navigate the river
up to the latter city at this season of the
year. But the fact that Mr. Denby,
although tbe means of communication
are open, has not recently asked for aid
from the department, is regarded as
evidence that he feels no apprehension
at present, and this view is supported
by the cable advices from Che Poo to
the effect that, encouraged by the pros
pect of a restoration of peace, many of
the foreign residents of Pekin who had
taken refuge at Tieu-Tsla were re
urniog to Pekin."
Out-of-Town Subscribers.
Our offer to furnish "The World's
Sweetest Songster" and "Queer People"
is coupled with the request that 10 cents
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ders will reach you in about ten days.
Not Sent by Chang.
Yokohama, Dec. 2.—Mr. Detering,
the envoy who visited Japau tor tbe
purpose of negotiating peace, and
whose mission proved a failure, the
prime minister declining to meet him,
lias written a private letter to the prime
minister denying that he was sent to
Japan by Li Hung Chang.
The Negotiations Are Proceeding
Tokio, Dec. 2.—Peace negotiations
are proceeding. The minister of for
eign affairs has handed to Untied States
Minister Dun a counter-proposition
for transmission to United States
Minister Denby. Owing to the im
peutrable secrecy surrounding the ne
gotiations, it is impossible at this stage
to . discover the exact nature of
tills counter-proposition, but it is
supposed to differ from . Minister
Denby's original proposition mainly In
respect to the amount of the Indemnify
demanded by Japan, and in the addi
tion of certain rather onerous guar
antees for the faithful execution?.of
China's pledges, lt is rumored that
one of these guarantees is the
continuation of Japanese occupation of
Port Ailhur until the treaty conditions
are fulfilled, but it is apprehended that
such a demand may involve Great
Britain, to which nation such occupation
would be obnoxious.
Chinese Loan Negotiated.
Lonhon*. Dec. B.— A dispatch from
Berlin stales that China has accepted
the English offer of a \)4 per cent loan
of £1,200,000. A dispatch to the Times
from Vienna states that Japan advices
to the end of September show that the
war had been less Injurious to trade
than was expected. The rice crop
promises to be from 10 to 20 per cent
above the average.
They Will Insist on Hotter Govern
incut in Armenia.
London. Dec. 3.—The Daily News
this morning says it is believed that
Prime Minister Kosebery is willing to
grant an official hearing to the
Armenians in Condon on the Saasonn
affair. A dispatch to the Daily
News from Constantinople says that it
is reported that the Earl of Kimberly.
the British foreign minister, has made
strong representatiod to Rustem Pasha,
the Turkish ambassador to Great
Britain, on the contents of the porte's
circular, and has insisted upon an
honest inquiry being made into the
outrages and the necessity of better
government in Armenia. His protest,
coupled with the actions of Sir Philip
Currie, the British ambassador to Tur
key, has occasioned more anxiety and
attracted more attention in the matter
than anything yet done, The porte is
becoming convinced that the powers
are in earnest.
Royalty Takes Leave of the Czar
anil the Czarina.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 2. — The
Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the
king of Denmark and Prince Waldem**.r
of Denmark, all of whom came here To
attent the obsequies of Czar Alexander,
and who remained to attend the wed
ding of Czar Nicholas, started for their
homes today. The Prince of Wales and
the king of Denmark were attired in
Russian uniforms. The czar and czarina
and a number of grand dukes accom
panied the royal party to the railway
station. The crowds lining the streets
cheeied heartily as the czar and his
departing guests passed along. At the
railway station affectionate farewells
were taken before the visitors boarded
the train. The king and oiu-en of Greece
started for home earlier in the day. . ;','
Armenians Aroused.
Athens, Dec. 2.—The Armenian com
mittee here has presented to the minis
ters of the signatory powers of the Ber
lin treaty a petition recounting the
Rasaoua outrages and imploring the
powers referred to not to allow article
SI of the Berlin treaty to remain inef
Prices Tending Downward.
Manchester. Dec. 2.—There has
been a slow business since Tuesday's
receding tendency of prices. Trans
actions were below production. Tarns
were from a sixteenth to an eighth
lower than Tuesday's best prices. The
export, sales were quite unimportant.
in cloth the Eastern business continued
sluggish, Indian limits being almost too
The Celebrated "Plymouth" $3
And §10 Suits and Overcoats. Don't
compare price Imitations. Compare suits
and overcoats sold at $15 elsewhere.
"Plymouth Coruer," Seventh and
France's Cars Up.
Paris. Dec. 2.—The Figaro urges
Fiance to temporarily occupy some
point in China as a reply to the English
demonstration at Chusaii, which it in
terprets as au intention to occupy the
Sweetest Sony-a.
Part 2 has arrived. Ask the opinion
of some friend who has secured Part 1
of this series, and then call at the
Globe counting room for yours.
Her Cargo on Fire.
St. John, N. F., Dec. 2.—The British
steamer Starlight, with a cargo of cot*
ton, fourteen days out from Galveston
for Liverpool, put in here today, owing
to an outbreak of fire in her cargo Fri
day last. The {starlight arrived here
safely. She will be unloaded tomorrow
uu 1 the fire is reached and extin
Quito a Blaze in Omaha.
Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 2.—Abont 7 this
evening the boxing department of the
Cudahy packing house in South Omaha
was discovered to be on' fire. The build
ing being detached from the main plant
aided the firemen in preventing its
spread, and the blaze was confined to
the building in which St started. i The
origin of the fire is unknown. Loss.
815,000. . '
Wins It by a Hair.
San Francisco, Dec. 2-— J. M. Re
port, who says he has walked across
the continent from New York, has ar
rived here. Rapport says he made a
bet of 85,000 that be could leave New
York May 15 and walk to San Francisco
before midnight, Dec. 1. He arrived
about 7 o'clock p. in., Dec. 1, and there-*
fore wins the bet. <;
Flown to Pieces.
Butte; Mont., Dec. 2.— By a prema*!
lure explosion of a blast in the Grey
rock mine, this morning, Sam Pollard,
am I ncr, was blown to piece?, and John
Stone, his partner, was so badly Injured
thai be cannot recover. Stone's eyes
were blown out.
Commander Booth Cotter.
j Chicago, Dec. 2.—The condition of
' Commander BalUngton Booth, of the
! Salvation Army, was improved today
j and ho is now thought to be out of
Cargo on Fire.
Havre, Dec. 2. -Tho cargo in one of
the holds of the British steamer Knight
of St, George, Captain Bevis, at this
port from New Orleans, is on tire.
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THIS* Alii: A r VICKY Ul lIX
Experience of One With His First
Subject —He Played the
Snare Drum.
Chicago Tribune
It was a dull day in lhe barber shop.
John, the proprietor, was resting hit*
razors and doing some reminiscent
talking. Somebody had asked him if
he remembered the first man lie ever
shaved, and what his feeliugs were at
the time. ■"■'''"* '■*" f; •
"My feelings," said John, "were prob
ably worse than those of my man. I
have, however, an exceedingly vivid
recollection of the event. 1 was at work
iv a North Clark street shop. My duties,
were that of a uorter, errand boy and
general roustabout. One day I told the
proprietor I wanted to be a barber, He
gave mo some encouragement and told
me my chance would soon come. One
day he gave me a chair and an old
razor. Next day 1 got a pair of scissors
and a comb and brush aud a shaving
mug. Then I donned au apron and
tried to look as if I was an old hand at
the business. The barbers 'guyed' me
but, 1 wanted to learn the trade, and I
was not to be laughed out of my inten
"1 was aware that 1 was not allowed
to take any customer that came in.
That would never do. Apprentices
must find their own victims, sol skir
mished. For several days I put in all
my spare time looking for a man to
shave, shampoo and 'hair cut.' But he
couldn't be found. I approached two or
three men who looked as if they might
appreciate the luxuries of a free ton
sorial treat, but I evidently gave them a
mistrust of myself, and in each case the
offer was declined.
"At last he came. He was unem
ployed and looked it. He wanted the
price of a bed. It was in the evening,
and only one or two of the barbers were
in the shoo with me. I toid the man 1
would give him a quarter if he would let
me shave him, shampoo him and cut his
hair. He tried to tell me 1 was having
fun with him, but I was so earnest
about it that be como to my terms. He
regretted it afterward. So did I.
A Four Hours-' Job.
"For four solid hours 1 worked on
that man. It was awful. 1 was as
badly frightened as' be was, and what
with his tough beard and my bad razor
the job became a torture to us both. lie
was pretty good-natured, however, and
as I had some courtplaster and patched
up his face when the job was over, he
came to the conclusion that the quarter
was easily earned. His hair looked as
if rats had been eating it, and my
hands were trembling with excitement
when 1 brushed him off, but it was a
great event in my life. I had shaved
my first man. He came to me again in
a few days and arranged to be shaved
twice a week, and, besides, he brought
his partner to me, so that from that
time I had plenty of practice. Then 1
was given a chance at regular custom
ers. I made a success of my trade, and
now 1 own a shop."
"Barbers," said one of the men who
had heard John's story, "are a queer
lot. 1 travel a good deal and I find all
sorts of them. Outside of Chicago the
first tinny; a barber does when he wants
to inspire confidence in his customer is
to tell him he has worked in the Palmer
shop at some time in his life. Once, iv
Atlanta. 1 was in a barber chair and the
knight of the razor at once sized me up
as being from the North, so he asked
mo if I was ever in Chicago. 1 knew
what was coming. He was going to
tell me he had worked in the shop
paved with silver dollars. So. to lead
him on, I told him 1 had never been in
Chicago. Then 1 had never seen the
Palmer house barber shop? No, 1 had
never seen it. He had worked there
once. Would he tell me what it was
like, as 1 had heard stories about it.
"Then that barber romanced a bit.
The floor, lie told me, was made en
tirely of dollars. There were sixty
chairs iv the place, and each barber
wore full dress after 6 o'clock. Of
course he had never been In Chicago. 1
thought first he was having some quiet
fun with me, but after 1 had talked a
little longer with him I found he was
doing his talking from the whole cloth.
He Played the Snare Drum.
"The queerest experieuce I ever had
With a barber," continued the man,
"was in a little Kansas town. it was the
Fourth of July, and I couldn't get away
from the place. There was one barber
there, and his shop was in the toar of
the grocery store where the postoffice
was located. 1 found the barber busy,
but soon my turn came, and I got into
his chair.
"Ho chatted pleasantly. He told me
how long he had beeu there. Then he
gave me his family history. Then he
told me a few of the town scandals. I
knew the Palmer house shop story was
there, so 1 encouraged him. O. yes, he
had worked In the Palmer shop. Was
foreman there six years. The shop was
a good one, but not what it was believed
to be. He left because the barbers were
compelled to eat in the restaurant of the
house. He wanted to take his meals at
home, and didn't like the rule. So he
went to Kansas.
"He was about half through with my
face at this juncture when a man came
up to him aud whispered to him.
" 'Is that so?' he asked.
" 'Yes,' said the man."
" Must excuse me a minute,' said my
•barber. Then he walked to a chair
near by, took a snare drum, hung it
arouud his neck, and went with the
other man. in five minutes 1 heard
'Marching Through Georgia,' being
done by the village band. The lather
dried on my face. I put some more ou
and tried to finish my shave. Then 1
heard 'Star Spangled Banner.' The
lather dried again. i tried to convince
myself that 1 looked well enough half
shaved. I didn't succeed. Then I swore.
In exactly twenty-five minutes from
the time he left the barber came back.
He was so cheerful that I forgot to keep
my resolution and frighten him to death
with an outburst of indignation. The
fellow was smiling, and as he placed
tiie drum on the chair he remarked:
" 'We've got a good band here, and
I'm the only fellow in town who can
play the snare drum.'
"Then he finished shaving me, while
he told me about a man in town who
had the toughest beard ho ever met."
iVlovomcnts of Steamships*.
Gmitaltar, Dec. 2.— Passed: Steam
er r'ulda, Genoa, for New York.
QiKF.x.sTrtwv— Sailed, 1 p.m.: Steam
er Campania, from Liverpool for New
NKiVYokk—Arrived: Etruria, Liv
erpool; La Bourgogne, Havre; Maas
dam, Rotterdam; Edam, Amsterdam.
Sugar Refiner*).* i.esumo
Brooklyn, N. V., Dec. 2.- Work at
the sugar refineries, which recently
shut down in the Eastern district, was
resumed tonight. Tomorrow morning
ii Is promised that 1,000 men additional
will also be given employment. Four
teen bundled men were set to work.
Mrs. .lucks..u's Birthplace.
Gossips on the eastern shore of Vir
ginia still point out the spot where
Rachel Donaldson, the wife of Andrew
Jackson, was born, a black-eyed girl of
reputed Indian ancestry. .lacks*),, mar
ried her two years before she was
divorced Irom her lira", husband. Lewis
Kobatdo. A loutish fellow who, was
Some l.ood Advice. About What Ia
Required in the I.ll'e.
Did you ever stop to think about the neces
sity for a stimulant? Nature supplies her
own. It is astonishing what she will do if
given a chance. In how short a time wilt she
revive tho over-tired brain by means of rest
and sleep! A healthy man or woman re
sponds readily to her treatment. But we are
tint all healthy. Doctors tell us that uol two
.people ia every hundred are perfectly sound
la body and 'ml. Nature, for that reason,
can not keep us healthy or cure our ailments.
We must nam stimulant from some Other
source, gel fresh ci.eiK.v and life, or we
break dowu. The blood must have new
animation giveu to It, and sent rushing
through the veins with renewed vitality, a
sparkle Riven to lhe eye, a flust) of health
to the cheek. The whole system must be
purified aud strengthened. Men and women
who neglect this are pale, puny and despond
ent. For them life has uo charms. -But,"
you sny, "haw is this to be done?' There is
but one way, ami that is by the help of the
best and purest stimulant that science bus
ever discovered. Doctors tell us that whiskey,
when absolutely pure, is the only thing that
wiil answer this purpose. There is but one
pure whiskey known to the world, and thai is
Duffy's Pure Malt. It is the only whiskey
that has ever gained widespread popularity
through its merits alone, It is the only one
that is recommended by doctors, endorsed by
ministers, praised by lawyers, and taken by
every man and womou who values health
and strength. This should be borne carefully
in mind, for some unscrupulous druggists or
grocers, because they can make more money
on inferior whiskey, and that which is not
medicinal, try to eoit it in Dlace of Duffy's
Pure .Malt. Do not be deceived but secure
that widen you know to be the best.
presented to Jackson at Cumberland,
Md.. asked him a question about his
marriage, and was almost transfixed
with the gaze that Jackson turned upon
him as the old soldier said: "You are a
very brave man, sir; a very brave man."
Awakes to feat.
Chicago Record.
It was midnight in the hotel, and the
rotunda was almost deserted except for
the crawling sciub women who were
scouring the tiled floor. Just as the
two hands came together at 12 the clerk
tapped his bell, and said to the colored
boy who came shuffling around a cor
ner: "Be sure that dinner goes up to
241 right away. Tell the waiter to
hustle. There's always a kick if it is
late." Then he added to the visitor on
tiie other side of the counter that the
midnight dinner for 241 was a nuisance.
"Who's up there?" asked the visitor.
"One of our old boarders. lie's lived
in the house for years, and of course we
let him have his own way."
"What is he—a rounder?"
"1 should say not. He never drinks a
drop and his habits are as regular as
clockwork. He goes to bed every night i
at 'J o'clock."
"if he's been in bed three hours, why
is that dinner going up to his room?"
"He gets up at 12 o'clock every night
of the world, eats a hearty meal and
then goes to bed again, He is the only
man 1 ever knew who did it. We serve
late suppers very often, but he is the
only one who has us call him up la the
middle of the night."
"What does he eat?"
"A regular farm-hand meal. Two or
three kinds of meat, with vegetables,
dessert and coffee. lie says he has done
it for years and that it agrees with him.
I suppose it would kill any one else."
A Grateful Man.
Kate Field's Washingtou.
A good many persons have wondered ]
where the Count of Paris got all bis !
money, for It costs a pretty penny to
play even at pretender and keep up a
mimic court in exile. When the count
was casting about him some fifteen
years ago for a means of raising the
wind he suddenly received one day a
letter from a mysterious foreigner,
whose name was never divulged, but
who wrote iv substance thus: "1
owe my immense fortune to your
grandfather, and 1 am not ungrateful,
if money is what is needed to keep up
the establishments suitable to an heir to
the throne of JFrauee you shall have
plenty. Give a trusty man five of your
visiting cards and bid him present them
to the five stockholders named below,
ami what 1 destine for you will be
handed him." The count did as he was
bid, and the man received from the
broker bonds enough to half Li I i his cab.
The precise sum is unknown, but the
bonds were so valuable that an infur
aiice company wanted 50,000 francs for
guaranteeing them safe transport to
This little Brownie came* too late
to get Parts 2 and ii of Queer
People last week, so the Globe
sent for an additional supply,
and is now ready to furnish
Parts 3 aud 3 to all Little People
in and out of the city, 10 cents in
SILVER will buy oue. He was
also disappointed in securing
Part 1, which was exhausted last
week, but a new supply will be
ready for delivery in a few days.
His Queer Fare. .
Chicago Record.
While pumping his way along the
boulevard the other day a wheelman on
his way home from business saw one of
his particular friends standing on the
sidewalk. The friend called to him. so
he made a turn and drew up at the side
"1 want you to come to dinner with
me," said the man ou the sidewalk.
"Can you wait until 1 go home and
then come pack?"
"No; I should say not. Come with
with me now."
"How abont the wheel?"
"Can't you leave it somewhere?"
"i don't know of any place." *
"Well, send it home, then."
"By some cabman. It won't cost
Ihe wheel was loaded into a hansom
and sent away. The driver didn't like
it. "I've hauled dogs and jags," he
said, -'but this is the first bike." "
A Terriiic shock.
Detroit Free Press.
Mrs. Baugleton was reading of a
street car accident in Chicago to her
"lhe cars ran together." she said,
and Miss Wabash, who was standing
in the aisle, was thrown from her feet
"Gee whiz!" exclaimed her husband,
"those cars must have been going a
hundred miles an hour." °
Early Vegetables.
Cabbage was the most widely used
vegetable in England before the potato
was introduced. Carrots were raised in
some parts of England in 1818, but sixty
years later turnips were held then as
barely tit for human use.
South Carolina Law.
Columbia, S. 0., Dec. 3.—The su
preme court will hear tomorrow argu
ments as to to the constitutionality" of
the election law on the petition of
Senator Busier. An adverse decision
may keep Tillman from succeeding to
Butler's seat.
_v«rj thing that I* elean*)ing, purifying, an.! beau,
toying for the skin, scalp, and hair
M ssß__B__ of illta"t-' »-d children the Cln-
Hit iT*.** c*RA Rin-hlßs will do. Th,..
L"-jTC*V_I speedily cure Itching and reiniinj
LJ V XI ''■"■—, cleanse the scalp of seal?
_• jj_ V humors, purify the Mood, ami ro
. __„ storetualisura .he, are aUaolutclj
mro, agreeable, and unfailing, every wheri
ST. !F>.A.TJ"T_,
Our banks, jobbing; houses, and all classes of business men
are upon a sound footing*. Our sails having been trimmed and
the financial storm weathered, St. Paul invites the Northwest
to its doors with the new era of brightening skies, points with
pride to its record as the Commercial Metropolis of the new
Northwest, and assures all friends, competitors and patrons of
a continuance of that spirit of fair dealing which has made the
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