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VOL. XVIII.— PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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CLARA MORRIS RETURNS AFTER
AN ABSENCE OF THREE
WILL PRESENT A NEW PLAY.
COMEDY AT THE METROPOLITAN
THE LATTER PART OF THE
J.VCOG LITTJS "SHAFT NO. 2»
Will He nt the Grand AH the
."Week Joseph Jefferson Here
Clara Morris, one of the most famous
actresses before the American public,
comes to the Metropolitan for an en
gagement of three nights and a mati
nee, beginning on Monday evening.
There are few actresses at the present
time who possess such remarkable
emotional powers as Clara Morris, and
there are still fewer who can act with
such fervor and intensity. Her im
personations of such characters as
Camllle, Cora, In "Article 47," and
Nlss Moulton, are so real, so life-like,
that once seen the characters will
never be forgotten. They become liv
ing creatures, many of whose utter
ances are never forgotten. This is the
test of a great artist. Miss Morris has
shown - herself possessed In an equal
degree of that personal distinction and
intellectual character that distinguish
her from all others on the boards.
What will make the coming- engage
ment of more than ordinary interest
is the announcement that Miss Morris
-will present for the first time in this
city, her new play "Raymonde," which
is an adaptation of Dumas' "Monsieur
Alphonse," In which she is said to have
made a marked success ln her present
tour. The repertoire for the engage
ment has been arranged as follows:
Monday night and at the Wednesday
matinee, "Raymonde;" on Tuesday
evening Miss Morris will appear in her
great Impersonation of Cora, ln "Ar
ticle 47," and on Wednesday evening
•'Mill Moulton" will be the bill. The
supporting company is said to be the
best Miss Morris has ever had, and in
cludes J. M. Colville, Howard Coveney,
Walter Walker, F. C. Harriette, Miss
Lavinia Shannon, Mrs. Charles Gay
lor, Kate Weston Cherry, Celia Clay
and the clever child actress Margery
Two attractions have been booked at
the Metropolitan opera house for the
■week beginning Sunday, Nov. 24.
Primrose & West's minstrel show,num
bering 70 people, 40 whites and 30 blacks,
will play the first four nights of the
week, beginning Sunday, the 24th. This
is the biggest Minstrel organization
traveling in America today.
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America's most famous actor, Joseph
Jefferson, will fill out the balance of
the week, beginning with a matinee on
Thanksgiving day. This is Mr. Jeffer
eon'a first appearance in this city in
three years, and he will, without doubt,
be greeted with Immense audiences.
During his engagement here he will
present "Rip Van Winkle," "Cricket
■in the - Hearth" and "'"Lend Me Five
ihuiings."' ■>* - ;. :■">■■■ ; yy
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/ Hillary one of the -prominent
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New York critics, writes the following
amusing description of the first act of
Sutton Vane's new drama, "In Sight
of St. Paul's:"
We are Immediately Introduced to a
London roof garden. This Is an Im- j
possibility. There never was and there.' ;
never will be a roof garden in London, J
for the climate and the soot, forbid It. *
But let that pass. The dome of St.
Paul's is prodigiously out of perspect
ive, and London could, not have a sky
Electrocution, Shaft No. 3.
like that which hangs over it. But
let these things pass also. The villain
comes out on the roof. He smokes
cigarettes and had a character worse
than his tobacco. The assistant villain
comes out. He has whiskers and rubs
his hands. The villainess comes out.
Her husband is in jail, where her char
acter ought to be. The hero comes out.
He knows the entire history of Villain
& Co., yet he allows them to remain
guests at his father's house, as inti
mates of his sister and sweetheart.
The chief villain keeps the villainess. as
his mistress, while the assistant villain
has a forged promissory note/ and is
ready to send the hero's brother to
prison. Instead, of throwing these ras
cals off his roof garden the hero gazes
at the moon and says, "My Gawd!"
Thereupon the angel father and the
beautiful ladies come out to inhale
London fog. The forged note is shown
to the aged father. He sinks Into a
chair and also says "My Gawd!" The
villainess hisses and writhes; the vil
lain smokes a ctearett*: the assistant
villain rubs his hands, the ladies stand
wondering, the hero steps on the edge
of the roof garden and cries down
Forty-second street: "Father, I did
it!" whereupon his sweetheart says,
"My Gawd!" and the gallery whistles
* * *
No class of theatrical entertainments
has ever been more popular than light
comedy and the clever exponents of
humor have all made big fortunes.
This season there is a new star in this
field. William C. Andrews proposes to
enter the lists against Goodwin; Crane,
Reed and other laugh-makers, and to
test the merits of a new comedy en
titled "My Wife's Friend."'Mr. An
drews Is an American, born, in Pater
son, N. J.*, and educated at Princeton-
He was not a "boy wonder," but com
menced his apprenticeship after his
college days, making his debut on Feb.
19, 1878, in the modest role of Clermont
in "Richelieu." Later, in the same
year, he played quite, "a ; number of
Shakespearean comedy roles. For a
SCENE IX WHY WIFEJS FRIEND.**
number of years Mr. Andrews stuck to
the legitimate until he accepted an en
gagement with Barney McAuley, who
cast him for Skinny Smith -In "The
Messenger from Jarvis Section." Here
he found himself playing one " of the
most famous character parts in modern
domestic comedy. From that time the
young comedian attended to light and
legitimate comedy, filling several en
gagements with Frederick Warde,
Roland Reed and other stars. Mr.
Andrews has selected a fine company,
it Is said, to support his and promises
to produce "My Wife's Friend" in first
class style. The engagement yin- this
city will begin at the ' Metropolitan
Opera house next Thursday night and
will include, a performance Friday
night and Saturday afternoon.
• » •
Jacob Litt's bjsr ecehie ; production
"Shaft Not %' will begin a Week's en
eagej^eht at the Grand tonight. The
ST. PAUL., MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1895.---TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
play has attracted attention by reason
of its many sensational and startling
electrical effects. The play tells the
story of a young electrical engineer
and his struggles to complete an elec
trical machine that he has about per
fected, and with which he expects to
'Win fame and fortune. It abounds in
dramatic situations and realistic
scenes depicting life in the mining re
gions. One scene presents the Interior
of a mining shaft, showing the man
ner in which underground engineering
is carried on, with all the attendant
features common to life in the great.
coal mines of this country, Including
the tram car running up and down by
which means entrance to the mine Is
effected. This scene closes with a sen
sational climax In the rescue of the
heroine from Imminent peril caused by
an explosion in the mine. Another act
shows the electrical workshop of Jim
Rathburn, the young engineer. Through
the machinations of Rathburn's ene
mies he is accused of the murder of a
man who was found dead near the
workshop, killed by a bolt of lightning.
It Is thought by some that young Rath
burn had turned his deadly electricity
on his enemy on account of the de
struction of his electrical machine by
this man. On this charge he is con
victed and sentenced to death. The
timely arrival of official papers grant
ing a stay of execution, brought not a
minute too soon by the heroine herself,
secured from the governor on presenta
tion of unquestionable evidence of the
Innocence of the accused, prevents a
tragedy and furnishes a fitting climax.
The electrical effects of the piece are
wonderful beyond anything ever at
tempted in any other dramatic produc
tion. In one act an electrical storm
demonstrates how electricity can be
successfully used to produce stage Illu
sions. * "
The company is headed by Frank Lo
see and Marion Elmore, and the scen
ery is all new.
The amateur actor has at last been
vindicated at the polls. Heber M.
Wells, who has just been elected the
first governor of the new state of Utah,
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL.
is an amateur actor of such distinc
tion that he has received repeated of
fers from Charles Frohman and other
managers to embrace the stage profes
sionally. Gov. -elect Wells is the lead-
ing man of the Home Dramatic Club
of Salt Lake City, a talented band of
amateur Thespians, composedl of mem-
bers of the best Mormon families. They
have played together for a dozen years,
and their performances are marked by
Intelligence, skill and artistic finish
equal to any profeslonal stock-cor
n . A few years ago the Home com-
pany produced "Saints . and Sinners,"
and J. H. Stoddart journeyed from New
York to Salt Lake City to play his orig
inal role with the support of the Mor
mon amateurs. Mr. Wells has a reper
toire greater ' than - nine-tenths of the
present leading men of the professional
stage. ,' •• **:: .-.-.-,-.- .--.
♦ * * *.
Edwin Foy and his company will give
their farewell performance- of "Little
Roblnsoe Crusoe" at the Metropolitan
tonight. :-.- ■;:.*,-
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. Charles H. Yale's immense spectacle,
"The Twelve Temptations," with its
! wealth of scenery, Its dazzling effects,
its expensive transformations and its
beautiful ballet, will be the attraction
at the Grand next week. The company
numbers seventy people, among whom
may be seen a famous group of spe
cialty artists, such as the four Ro
-1 salres, KaUe Gilbert and Gus Bruno
i Jr., the Elliott brothers, Mai Estelle,
Mathew Byrnes, Harry Le Marr and
others of equal note. Charles H. Yale
has always prided himself upon being
able to stage most attractive ballets,
and it is said that he has never sue-
ceeded so well as with this production.
The premieres are Signorltas Chitten,
Baldassarre and Basslgnano.
* * *
William T. Carleton and his comic
opera company will be seen at the
Grand opera house shortly in the beau-
tiful Irish opera. "The Lily of Klllar-
ney." Though this melodious work was
composed many years ago, it will prove
a decided and most Interesting novelty.
. Robert G. Ingersoll, who is sched
uled to deliver one of his famous lee-
tures, that entitled "The Foundation
of Faith," at the Metropolitan next
Saturday evening, never spoke more
happily or brilliantly than he did at the
recent reunion of the Eleventh Illi
nois cavalry— the Colonel's old com
i mand—at Elmwood, 111. In the course
of his three hours' address the colonel
"Bad as I am, I've got another hobby.
There are thousands and thousands of
criminals in our country. I told you
a little while ago I did not blame the
South because of the conditions which
prevailed in the South. The people of
the South did as they must. I am
the same about the criminal. He does
as, he must. If you want to stop crime
you must treat with it properly. I
am in favor when you put a man in
the penitentiary of making him work,
and I am in favor of paying him what
his work is worth, so that when he
leaves the prison cell he will have from
$200 : to $300 as a breastwork between
him and temptation and something for
foundation upon which to build a no-
; "Now he is turned out, and before
the day passes he Is driven back. No-
body will employ him, nobody will take
* him, and the night following the day
of his release he Is without a roof over
his head, and goes back to his old
- There was a vast amount of good
sense ln these propositions, but before
the sun went down on the day on which
the speech was delivered Col.Jngersoll's
enthusiasm for the criminal was some-
what dampened. His pocket was
picked, and he. lost $230 In cash and a
draft for- s7oo. The draft, however,
was found and returned to him, hay-
ing evidently .thrown away by
the thief as a measure of safety. The
colonel missed the money immediately
alter leaving the park where he uellv
ered the address. It was commented .
upon as a peculiar .fact that of the 20,- :
000 people, present he was the only one
to suffer this way. It was curious; too, j
that the robbery occurred so soon after 1 1
the colonel had come forward as an 1 t
advocate of a different method of treat- j
ment for the criminal classes. Some of
his friends remarked that- the pick- .
pocket in this case got between two.
and three hundred dollars, which
should- prove, "a breastwork against ■;
temptation," without performing 1
necessary labor, In prison. ,'••'. "t,i s
-It Is probable that when a thief Id,'
the crowd heard the eloquent Ingersoll-jj
say "the criminal does as he must," ;
that the rogue could not restrain his 1:
hand from going in. the direction of the ||
orator's pocket. But in the light of ,
Teddy Tired, Shaft No. 2.
his $250 loss . Col. Ingersoll will now
concede that the "misfortune" Is not
confined exclusively to the one who be
comes a criminal.. .
■ The sale of seats opens Monday morn
» * *
The very few presentations of plays
by Ibsen in New York and Boston up
to this time— they can - probably alto-
gether be numbered on the fingers of
one hand— have been patronized almost
solely by persons who are familiar and
in sympathy with the purposes and
works of the peculiar modern school
In literature, of which .Ibsen is the
high priest. The critics of the drama
in tlhose cities, for the greater part,
have treated these representations as
faddish, or, at the best, educational
events which have no possible claim
upon popular attention. •
A strange fact of striking interest in
regard to Ibsen has developed this sea
son. . Minnie Maddern Fiske, whose re-
turn to the stage was signalized a few
weeks ago by her production of a new
play, "The Queen of Liare," by Al
phonse Daudet and Leon Hennique,
has prepared a repertoire, including a
production also of Ibsen's "A Doll's
House," which she has given at mat-
inees and on occasional evenings. Mrs.*
Fiske's tour thus far has been In West
ern cities, . that before her coming had
never seen an Ibsen play. Yet Mrs.
Fiske's success in "A . Doll's House"
in Pittsburg, Cleveland, Cincinnati;
Milwaukee and other places has al
ready : been : subordinate to her, re-
markable* triumphs in her new play.
Everywhere : both press and public
have . received the Ibsen drama as in-
terpreted by her with the most pro
nounced expressions of favor and the
liveliest ' evidences of interest. The
truth of Ibsen to nature has been
recognized, while the critics have
dwelt with wonder upon his dramatic
finesse as It; has been developed by this
actress. In Chicago last week the same
degree of appreciation and the same
wonder were expressed.
JEFFERSON DE ANGEJ.IS. .' J'^
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Popular Operatic Comedian Who
Popular Operatic Comedian Who
Will Shortly Become a Star. '"*!
By all odds the most prominent oper
atic comedian in this country, who •Is
not a star. Is Jefferson De Angelis,
now' an important member of the Delia
Fox Opera company. . '
Jefferson De Angelis was born In
San Francisco some years ago. He has
a son a* good deal taller, than himself,
and is rather sensitive about naming
the exact date -of ibis natal debut. His
first appearance on the stage was made
at the decidedly early age of six months
when: he appeared as a property baby.
The records do not show whether or not
he "scored a hit," but as all actors do,
it is sure to be presumed that Baby De
Angelis was no exception to the rule.
The embryonic comedian's first recol
lection of an audience was in '1864 In a
"theater" which occupied the second
floor of a building at the corner of Clay
and Kearney streets, San Francisco.
Among the*, members of the company
of ' that humble resort were Maggie
Moore and Lotta. *.- y
For about fifteen years thereafter De
Angelis traveled with his father and
sister in this country giving little
sketches and one-act dramas. In 1880.
the elder De Angelis having died, th*
two children went to Australia on a
starring tour In a repertory of play:
which proved eminently successful. '
They then organized , a comic opera
company, which they took to China,
India, South America, Ceylon, Japan,
and other remote countries. During
this tour Miss De Angelis died, and In
1884 Jefferson returned to San Fran
cisco en route to New York. For two
years he accepted the few engagements
offering, until, in 1886, his first real op
portunity arrived, when he became a
member of the McCaull company, the
best light opera, organization this coun-
try has ever seen. y-'.ry: ::'-..
After three years' hard work In the
several operas presented by McCaull,
Mr. De Angelis joined the" forces of the
New York casino," which was then in
heyday of its glory. . He remained there
three seasons. After one year In the
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principal comedy role of "The Prodi- |
gal Daughter," ". of which he was the . |
bright particular ' star, although not so I
named on the bills, he cast his fortunes
with Delia Fox j In' "The Little Troop
er." He has been with her ever since,
except for a summer engagement with
Lillian Russell. "In Fleur de Lys" Mr.
De -Angelis has ■ achieved a veritable
triumph. . l:.r;. * .'
De Angelis* methods are all his own.
He manages to extract 3 humor front
lines which are appajeptjy -^ but ql**
mal. lie; is" truly called "tbe 99ni*"dlan
whom no librettist has been able to ob
scure." -. If hte starring ; tOur next
season should ftot prove successful, it
will Serve to demonstrate the fact that
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Chicago Journal' Is Under Their
CHICAGO, Nov. 16.— The Press
company, a corporation with a capi
tal of ,$500,000, the stockholders .in
which are George G. Booth, James E.
Scripps and John R. Wilson, ha*
bought the Evening Journal, or rath .
er ; obtained a controlling interest in
it. j For the present the Press and
the Journal will be conducted sep
arately, but within a month the two
papers will be consolidated. The
name has not yet been decided upon,
nor has it been determined who will
be editor-in-chief. Marcus Pollasky,
the general manager of the \ Press,'
will, however, have the same posi
tion on the consolidated paper. The
price paid for the controlling-inter
est was not stated. The Journal is
one of the oldest papers in Chicago;
the Press, until recently called the
Mail, the youngest. The price of
both papers was one cent, and there J
will be no change in that respect.
(Mrs. Emmett After a Divorce.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Nov. 16.—
■Irs. J. K. Emmett, who is playing here
,vith the Stockwell company, says that
through relatives who are Denver at-
torneys she has commenced divorce
proceedings against her husband, J. K.
Envmett. The case will be tried at San
Francisco. Mrs. Emmett says the di-
vorce is the result of trouble she had
with her husband in San Francisco last
summer, where he attempted to shoot
her.. *'-' ,: y.
Boy Returns With a. Fortune.
,; ELWOOD, Ind., Nov. 16.— A lad
named Harvey Auesbaugh, of Hop
kinsville, Ky., disappeared from home
several years ago and could not be
found. His two sisters removed here
.I-. . y .yry ■: -.*,.**■■ I
and opened a dressmaking establish- 1
ment and. had long since given up
hopes of ever seeing the missing broth-
er. Last night he returned to this city
■ and walked into their house . unan
nounced. He had spent the time since
.his disappearance ;in South j America
•and Mexico and has amassed . a con
,* siderable I fortune. r* He gave no ex
planation of his strange conduct, which
'.is. supposed to be due to a love of ad-
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MONTREAL, Nov. 16— R. L. Gault,
the Canadian cotton king, died today
of Bright's disease, * ;'- "•'- . . •
TO KEEP 'OUR GOLD.
O. M. HALL SAYS THE RETIRE-
MENT OF TREASURY NOTES
FREE COINAGE DEAD LETTER
IT WILL CUT NO FIGURE IN THE
• COMING SESSION OF CON-
THE RAILWAY POOLING BILL.
Dangerous Measure Which Is Sure
to Be Passed by the Repub
;rV. V y C.- ii :
Hon. O. M. Hall came up from Red
Wing yesterday and was caught by
a representative of the Globe and
put under the pump forthwith. His
four years' experience in congress, as
•well as -the close study he has given
to economic questions, gives j to his
opinions on public questions an un-
usual value. Asked as to the silver
situation, he said: ' -■'.
"There is. not the slightest .possibil
ity of the enactment of a free coin-
age law. Even is such a measure
should pass tooth houses of congress,
it would be defeated by the presi-
dent's veto. The silver men may be
troublesome, but they cannot be sue-
cessful. They cannot legislate, but
they may 'be strong enough to prevent
legislation. I regard the coming ses
sion of congress as of vital impor
tance to the business interests of the
country. It can do much to acceler-
ate the return of prosperity, chiefly
by removing the impediments which
still retard its coming.
"There is one question paramount
to all others which demands an im-
mediate solution. That is, what shall
be done with the paper currency so
as to maintain its parity with gold
without the necessity of keeping and
constantly replenishing the gold re-
serve the treasury? So long as the
greenbacks and 'treasury notes are
in circulation we must redeem them
on demand in gold, and the only way
to secure the gold for that purpose
la to buy it with bonds. An increased
revenue, no matter how large, will
not supply the treasury with gold; it
will add to the already large sur
plus, $185,000,000, to the treasury, but
will not furnish a single gold dollar
for redemption purposes." : ;
"What remedy," then, would - you
suggest?" asked the Globe's rep
-1 resentative. " ' *
S "Obviously the common sense thing
to do is to retire the greenbacks and
Sherman . notes from circulation, and
substitute in their place a paper cur
rency with the redemption of which
the government has nothing to do.
"This, jn my 'judgment, can best
and only be (accomplished .by the
adoption of the 'safety-fund' bank
ing ;' system, as proposed by Secre
tary Carlisle. The scheme j proposed
by. ex-Gov. ,-Me^aiih;. differs ; from
■that of 'the secretary only ln matters
of detail. | Both are based upon the
same principle, and either would ac
complish the desired result. The
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r government due bills -now. redeemable
in gold would rapidly disappear from
eii-culation.andiadditional bank notes,
:am ply. secured and for the redemp
tion of -which the banks must them-
selves provide, would take their place.
The government would go out of the
"The gold reserve can be taken care
of under Tom Johnson's scheme of
issuing small low-interest bonds into
which greenbacks can be funded in-
stead of redeemed, these bonds to
be also convertible, into greenbacks
again on demand of the holder. This
scheme leaves the greenbacks still in
circulation whenever there is use for
them, but obviates the necessity of a
gold reserve to redeem them.
"Again, the greenbacks can be
funded in a long-time bond and thus
permanently retired. But this would
contract the currency so severely
that the remedy -might be as dan-
gerous as the disease. I confess I
have little expectation- that this con-
gress will adopt eUher of the first
two melthods. It is enough for the
average Republican statesman that
they are Democratic measures, and
this alone will defeat them. It is not
improbable that the funding scheme,
coupled with some measure author
izing an increase of our present na
tional bank notes, may ultimately be j
adopted. This is far better than
nothing at all; tout it is far short of
what ought . to toe done.
"Another important measure very
likely to pass this congress is the bill
allowing pooling by the railroads.
This bill was defeated in the last con
gress, tout the lobby is well equipped
and will probably push it through.
The bill is dangerous, and will be a
serious blow to the prosperity of the
villages and email cities of the coun-
try.. It in effect will abolish the
short and long haul clause of the in
terstate commerce act, and practical
ly abolish the act Itself. Pooling,
wisely regulated and at all times un-
der the control of the commission,
would not toe objectionable; but their
bill provides for pooling in spite of
the commission; in other words, it
restores to the railways that abso
lute and tyrannical power over the
rates of transportation which the pas
sage of 'the interstate commerce act
partially took from them. -*.'~
. "I believe 'the bill will be passed;
if so, 'the people in sack cloth and
ashes will regret that they ever elect
ed the Fifty-fourth congress."
COLORED MAX HONORED.
Mr. Matthews, Rejectee! for Re-
corder of Washing-ton, Elected
In Albany. .
ALBANY. Nov. 16.— highest Ju
dicial honors ever conferred on "a col
ored man in this country were bestowed
by the people of this, city at the recent
election, when James Campbell Mat
thews was chosen recorder "of the city.
The office carries with it judicial au
thority almost coequal with that of the
supreme court, and .Is a lucrative as
well as an honorable position. Mr.
Matthews was" born In Pennsylvania
and is forty-five years of age. He is
a ripe scholar and a lawyer of ability.
In ISSS he was nominated by President
Cleveland a§ recorder of deeds for the
District of Columbia. After a consid
erable delay and , a somewhat bitter
discussion of the matter, the nomina
tion failed of confirmation by ; the sen
ate, in which the Republicans had a
majority jat the '. time. Mr. Matthews
has always been a Democrat, and; for
a number .of . years has ; participated
actively in the politics of the city. Dur-
17 to 24.
Lining Cambrics 3^c yd
27-in. Rustling Taffeta .... 7c yd
36-in. Rustling Taffeta, 25c
quality . . |2ic yd
All our 124 c Silesias. ..: .... BiC yd
15c Imitation Hair Cloth
goat v •v. Bicyd
20c Linen Canvas I2ic yd
All the $1.25 Silk Velvets
in our stock go at 85c yd
Colors and black.
All the best quality Vel
veteens go at 42c yd
BLANKETS AND DRAPERIES.
200 pairs of fine Wool Blankets we
sold at $2.98, $3.50 and $4; they
are slightly soiled. Choice while
they last, only ...... $1.98 pair
Heavy Fine All-Wool Gray Blan
kets we sold at $3.75, Ayr
only $2.48 pair
Lace Curtains we sold
at $1.00 only 606 pair
Lace Curtains we sold
at $2.50 only . ... $1.50 pair
Lace Curtains we sold
at $3.50 only..- 1.75 pair
Lace Curtains we sold
at $3.75 0n1y.. . . 2.00 pair
Lace Curtains we sold •
at $5.00 only ....... "3.00 pair
Lace Curtains we sold
at $8.00 only . . .'./;. 5.00 pair
We will not mention prices In our Cloak
department, but we will only charge you
That the. freight cost ns to get the goods
here. This is all the profit we ask on any
cloak in the house. - : -. * --
ing the time that President* Cleveland
resided here as governor he formed
the acquaintance of the leading col
ored Democrat and admired his ability.
'JAMES CAMPBELL MATTHEWS.
The only reason given by the senators
who opposed his confirmation was that
he was not a resident of the district at
the time of his appointment.
It Has Come to Stay.
Boston Herald. T-'-'y
Chicago adopted the Torrens system
of transferring land on Tuesday by an
overwhelming majority. She thus be
comes the first city in the country to
make use of this particular Australian
invention, which, like the Australian
ballot, Is undoubtedly destined to ba
extensively availed of here sooner or
later. " ■ _ *
| Nothing to Be Afraid Of. *
New York Herald.
She— My mother Is so particular
about the young men I go with.
He— she doesn't object to me,
does she? - ;
She— dear, no! She says she
knows you are perfectly harmless.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.— A special dis-
patch to tho World from Rome says on j
Monday next the proganda will appoint
Dr. Kennedy to tlie post of rector of
the American college. The appoint
ment will be made with the approval
and assent of Mgr. Satolli and many of
j the American archbishops.
Assisted by a Superb Concert Company,
In a Grand Operatic Concert.
Wednesday, Nov. 27.
• RESERVED SEAT SALE FOR
»~ The World-Famed Prima Donna, be- -
.f. gins oa. m. tomorrow at Howard &
Farwell's Music Store. Prices $3.00,
$2.50, $2.00 and $1.00 ,:.'