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CLARA BELLE'S CHAT.
The Hallucination of a Ladj Who
Thinks She is Amelie Hives.
HER GAIL UPON MB. CLEVELAND.
large Income Enjoyed by a Fashionable
Faith Gore Priestess.
BALDNESS A METROPOLITAN DISEASE
tCOEEIErOMJEKci OF TSX SISFi.TCH.1
NEtf TOBK, Jane 1. Minna Perry
walks unnoticed in Broadway, except in
the way of admiration, lor ehe is a pretty
young woman, and wear fashionable
clothes. Bat she is a lunatic, all the same,
and is always accompanied by a robust
middle-aged woman who combines the
duties of a chaperon and a nurse. Miss
Perry is irom England, and belongs to a
family with money "enough to indulge her
fancies, and even some of her vagaries. She
is a monomaniac with only one delusion at
a time, and usually of a harmless and quiet
Justnow she believes that she is Amelie
Hives, and an accute sufferer from the gen
eral condemnation of her books. In ier
Tisittothis country she is not only accom
panied by the -woman mentioned, but-by a
male relative. Several days ago she went
to the office of Grover Cleveland. She told
the clerk who encountered her that her busi
ness could only be made known to Mr.
Cleveland himself. She was shown into the
ex-President's presence, Then she quietly
informed him that she was Amelie Bives,
that the literary critics of the newspapers
had assailed the morality of her works, and
that she desired to bring lawsuits for dam
ages. Desirous of eminent counsel she had
selected a man who had been President of
the great American. Eepublic She was
willing to pay any fee that he might de
mand, and she wished, if possibly to com
mand his time and labor entirely for a year.
It happened that Mr. Cleveland had met
Mrs. Bives-Chanler, and therefore compre
hended that hii visitor was awry in her
mind before that fact was evolved Irom her
talk. He says that he assured her of his
deep interest in her case, but declined to
take It up, pleading that he was .entirely
engrossed in prior suits. Miss Perry is still
seeking a lawyer.
A PBOFirABLE docteixe.
The faith curists are getting into Fifth
avenue. At least I know where one troop
oi them meet throughout each day in the
luxurious rooms of an apartment house not
far from Twenty-third street The doctress
who is at the head of this branch of the
order is a womanof about CO, with sharp,
black eyes, gray hair, and an ability to
talk with unceasing fluency. She has a
very large patronage of prosperous looking
patients, most of these being middle-aged
women, but there is a fair sprinkling of
meek looking men. The doctress' income
must be formidable, for her price is $2 a
visit, and her rooms are filled with a con
stantly changing crowd for fully six hours
of the day.
The talk is made general, the audience
listening to the expositions by the doctress
and asking questions whenever they are
moved to. The discussion always consists
of the efficacy ot faith as a cure for all phys
ical ailments" the argument being that a per
iectly clean and trustful spirituality will
drive any disease from the body. I chanced
to meet a young man who had become an
attendant of these faith seances. He had
the unmistakable evidences of consumption
in his face, and it seemed as though if there
was any cure in the world for him, it could
only be secured by going to some salutary
region where pure air and a quiet lite might
possibly reach the terrible disease in his
jot he quietly informed me that after
trying Colorado and the Adirondacks with
out obtaining any benefit he had discovered
this faith cure, and that after having been
under its offices two weeks he felt positive
that he should ultimately be restored to
health. With the impress of death upon
his features he spoke with this simple trust.
"KO TVOKDEB THEY ABE CUBED.
Most of the women who visit the faith
doctress are ttout, robust creatures with ail
- ments that are purely imaginary. It is easy
enough for their feelings to be greatly im
proved by a faith meeting, because they are
merely laboring along under a load of
hypochondriacal fancies. But I do not know
bow to account for the middle-aged man
who took from his pocket at a meeting last
week a twenty dollar bill, and before the
whole room full of patients handed it to the
doctress with the assurance that since coming
to her that day be had been transformed,
and would she accept that slight toten'of
his inexpressible gratitude.
There was a murmur of applause from the
audience, and before the seance was over
many others had made gratuitous contribu
tions to the good fortune of the doctress. I
am not cure 'that a woman can keep up a
practice of this sort for any length of time,
as it would appear to be a somewhat precari
ous method of livelihood. But while the
fever is on she certainly draws more money
in a day than many a regular practicing
physician can earn in a month. This par
ticular doctress wears a pair of solitaire dia
mond earrings that cannot be worthless
than $1,000. Some of her patients haven't
as much money as that in the world.
POINTS OJT ETIQUETTE.
One of the best things the Four Hundred
have got hold of in a long while is a story
about a beautiful little girl in theWest,who
his been goingbont here with great sue-
cess for a tew weeks. Being by far the
loveliest creature in sight wherever she
moved, her eccentricity of dress or of man
ner has not detracted from her popular
triumph, and I imagine she has had more
first-rate proposals than any home-grown
bud of the season. The story told of her is
a true one. A playful young man had given
to her, by her own request, some informa
tion concerning the latest points in social
metropolitan etiquette,a matter upon which
she frankly confessed practical ignorance.
The young man, in mentioning certain
manners observed at the table, Jaid particu
lar sticss on the statement that everyone of
refinement here invariably used a fork in
stead of a spoon for eating. Of course she
had heard of eating ice-cream with a fork,
but when the young man assured her that
'the latest indication of good maimers was
the eating oi soup with , a forte
she was slightly staggered, and
gazed at her informant With wild-eyed
wonder. That evening she attended a din
ner party. When the soup was brougth she
looked doubtfully around the table. The
young man who had told her about the use
of the fork nodded reassuringly at her and
began dipping up his soup with his own
fork to show her that it was entirely correct.
She accordingly tried to copy him, but the
result made her hesitate again. Glancing
about she saw that everyone else at the table
was using a spoon. She immediately
dropped her fork, blushed as red as a rose,
and proceeded to eat her soup in the custo
She wouldn't look at the young man
train, and it is said that she cuts him per
sistently, but it was ettch a good story that
it couldn't be kept, and now everyone is
smiling over it. But it has rather increased
.the prestige of the young lady, and I have
beard many a man say that a girl so simple
and confiding would be a prize in these days
when girls pride themselves upon being able
to learn nothing. However Ibis may be,
the maiden will cot return home as iree as
she came. And it Is the young man who
Cheated her about the fort who will keep
her innocent heart She cut him alter his
awful joke, but decided to keep the pieces.
AXOTHEB AMCSrNO TALE.
Another story that is causing amusement
In the circles of the Astors and Yanderbilts
is of a young gentleman who is favored this
moment with a large amount of money and
a 'decidedly small amount of hair. I hare
thehing at first hand, in fact from the vlo
tim himself, who, while being deeply .cha
grined at his experience cannot keep from
laughing to save him when he tells about
it I was congratulating him the other day
about the increased growth of halrwhich I
noticed on the top of his head, in Which
vicinity it had been agreed upon several
previous occasions that an ominous thin
ness was growing very apparent
"Yes," he said, "that is a good growth of
hair, but it is stuck on with gum.,r
Struck aback, I asked him for an explana
tion. "That is a toupee," he said, "and I am
wearing it because the hair has been'burned
off the top of my head."
He then drew a receipted doctor's bill
from his pocket It was close to 51,000 in
"That," he said, "is allfor a vain attempt
to secure some new hair. I have been
through what about half the men in Hew
York go through sooner or later. Everyone
seems to be growing bald nowadays. Some
thing in the atmosphere must cause it
Don't yon notice how hair restorihgshops
are springing up all over town? Well, I
wouldn't take any stock in nostrums, but
went to a regular hair doctor. It cost me
just that thousand dollars, and it didn't do
meone bit of good. Finally I took the ad
vice of a young woman with perfect golden
hair to go to an old Indian herb doctor over
on Sixth avenue, who, she assured me, pre
served her hair when it was fast falling out
A CONFIDENCE GAME.
I could want no better proof than her
head provided, so off to the Indian went L
He mixed me a liquid and directed me to
apply it when I'retired at night I did so.
Luckily I rubbed it onlv over the top of my
head where the hair was Jhin. The next
morning I found what little hair I had
gloried in sprinkled over my pillow. Jump
ing up I gazed at myself in the mirror. I
was as bald as a white Aockery door knob.
"Now.I weai" "a toupee. My hair it growing
in a little rfess thick than it was before.
When It gets back to a point so my friends
won't howl at me when I heave in sight I
will dispense with the toupee."
It is really a fact that baldnessis the bane
of the young men in New York at the pres
ent time. Any number of women are mat
ing fortunes out of hair, restorers, and there
are five shops on Fifth avenue now where
nothing else is sold, besides the many on
Twenty-third and Fourteenth streets. I was
highly edified the other day over the serious
discussion by a party of elegant young men
as to the merits of sage tea as a preserver of
"I have tried everything and find nothing
equal to sage tea," said a gentleman with
out a good dozen hairs on his crown.
"What do you use, Jack?" he asked of one
of the party whose hair was as black and
hard as a shoe brush.
"Nothing but soap and water," replied
Jack. "My hair is tied in by nature, and
you bald-headed fellows can just stop sage
teaing yourselves, because there's nothing
And if I can judge from the pates oi
those who have expended every effort to win
back their fickle curls. without success I be
lieve that Jack was right But that hair is
flying and the patent remedy business is
flourishing in New York at present there is
no doubt whatsoever.
FASHION'S LATEST FAD.
Society has the yellow fever. Not the
scourge, but an insatiable ttase for the
color. The fancy has been Vaging for some
time, and still the cry is more. Palms are
displayed in windows,cornersand hallways,
and in nothing but a yellow jardiniere is
the beauty of color and foliage so effectively
brought out No cabinet is considered re
lieved without a bit of yellow porcelain,
and a drop lamp or pedestal burner of or
ange china, with trimmings of blackened
iron, is considered the very acme of artistic
taste. Then there is the king's blue candle
stick, with the candle of gilded yellow wax,
the graceful form after the Greek in man
darin ware, and how can you imagine a
bunch of mignonette more poetio than dis
played in a smooth bowl of underglazed
yellow? These craze colorists,wbo are a law
unto themselves, go so far as to worship the
marigold, "that molten thing of beauty,"
which the florists are obliged to force, and
which bring as good returns as the queen of
flowers, the rose. But think of putting yel
low marigolds in a yellow bowl, and then
sav who dictates in chromatics.
Finger bowls a la Busse are to be found in
some of the mostcosmopolitan dining rooms,
and the struggle with the crystal basin ana
floating month mug is something unforgeta
ble. The bowl half filled with clear water it
placed on the usual doylie-covered platter, "
and in it is a tiny glass at sail, containing
a couple of spoonfuls oi peppermint or'
wintergreen flavored water with which to
rinse the mouth. Now, almost any pupil,
pet or protege of society can lave her finger
tips, but the manipulation ot the month
glass is a feat that only the dextrous can ac
complish. Either the well-fed guest is nice
or nasty about it, and if cot nice there is
danger to the delicate spectator of losing his
dinner on the spot
A DirriCULT OPERATION. ,
The onlv w'av to manatre the mouth-bath
is to "choose a laugh," and take and expel'
the draught tn an instant Xiine Kissing a
shy girl, "the operation must be done be
fore a body knows it has begun," and if you
get caught by even a single pair of eyes,
swallow the glass rather than offend the
taste. A native Bussian discussing the sub
ject at an alternoon-on-etiquette in a New
York salon, said: "Foreigners, as a rule,
make disgusting work of the mouth glass.
The secret is speed. We simply empty the
glass at a gulp and empty the mouth benind
the little glass, and that is all there is to it
The idea is not to clean the teeth and gargle
the throat, as I have seen Americans do,
but simply to remove from the mouth the
taste of the food. As a rule the last courses
are sweets which cloy the taste. Now, a sip
of anything spicy or aciduous will be re
freshing, and if one can't use a gill of water
without disgusting those about him, he can
eat a lozenge of mint or winter berry, or bet
ter still, go off with the taste in his mouth
to the toilet room."
A single object lesson is better than a
term of theory, and from the lovely Prin
cess Marthe Engslitchefi, of Moscow so
ciety, students have mastered the Bussia
finger bowls, and notwithstanding hours of
secret practice, these progressive matrons
and maids juggle with the mouth glass,
finger basin and doylle as daintily as they
do wth fluted china and the brasses and
teapots about a samova.
Pertinent to things Bnssian it maybe edi
fying to some of the students thereof to state
that the common everyday teaprocuredat the
corner grocery will cot suffice for tea a la
Busse. You must get near the heart of an
importer or get an order to a St Petersburg
or an Odessa tea merchant for supplies. The
caddy must be a mixture of black -and
flower teas, half and half. Provided with
the staple boil fresh water and brew the tea
with one cupfulL. Then in serving pour the
individual cup one-fourth full and add hot
water from the samova, which, with a slice
of lemon and a spoonlul of brandy, make
the cup exhilarating. Czaba Belle.
Llred en a One-Track Road.
Bi Iiow (of Wheat Corners) They teem
to run this Elevated road in a mighty one
Aunt Amanda How bo?
Si Low Why, we've passed five trains
oing up on the other track, and not a
single one on thisl PueJfc. '
MiaiSTEEB BADLY-FfelGHTENED. .
They Touched Off a Patent Burslar Alarm
tind Were Nearly Kilted.
MlnnespotuTribune.i l -
"I was always in had- repute with' the
hoodlums," said F. ft' Teuney, yesterday
afternoon. "When I hired down on Fourth
avenue south there was a gang of toughs
that used to make life a burden to residents
of that locality by ringing doorbells and an
noying the people in the'eveifing in divers
other.manners. Finally I got tired of this
continued annoyance of answering a bell at
late hours and finding no one at the door. I
observed in a hardware store one day a
patent burglar alarm, devised to place on a
window sash and fire a blank cartridge in
case the window was tampered with, I took
off the doorbell and replaced it with this
device in Such a way that when the handle
was pulled instead of ringing the
bell it would fire this cartridge, creating a
nolie like a young cannon.
One night there was an entertainment in
a Methodist church across the way, and I
knew there would be a visit from these
toughs. Sure enough, about 10 o'clock
these overgrown hoodlums made their ap
pearance in front oi the house and bantered
each other to ring the bell. Finally, one
came Upon the porch, aud I slipped cautious
ly to the door and awaited developments.
Just as he pulled the bell I opened the door,
Theft was a deafening report, and .the fel
low rolled backward off the poroh. followed
at close quarters by myself with a cane,
with which a sound pounding was adminis
tered. Then the outfit fled, congratulating
themselves uppn such a narrow escape from
being shot, and wondering where the man
took aim from.'
"This worked all' right, and I was never
bothered again by hoodlums," said Mr.
Penney. "I kept the device upon the door
over night for several weeks, taking good
care to remove it early! In the morning. Bat
one day I forgot it, and about 10 o'clock my
wife heard the cannon-like report She
rushed to the door and observed two Meth
odist ministers about half way down the
walk, retreating at a rapid gait They
didn't know people made a practice of
using firearms at that time of day. The
matter was hastily explained and the bur
glar alarm permanently removed,"
A PBEHIST0RI0 CANOE.
Wood Well Preserved for Age la a Bed of
Sand and "Leares.
A discovery of extreme archteologicai in
terest has been made upon "the Barton sec
tion of the Manchester Ship Canal. While
the excavators were at work in what is
known as the "Salt Eye" cutting, the steam
navvy brought to lighten prehistoric canoe.
It was imbedded In the sand about 25
feet below the surface. With some dif
ficulty the canoe was removed to a shed
in the vicinity of the engineer's office and
examined. It was found to consist of a
portion of an oak tree roughly hewn and
fashioned. In length this relio of a long
past age is 13 feet 8 inches from end to end,
with a width of 2 feet 6 inches. Notwith
standing the lapse of centuries the marks of
the ax are distinctly Visible in the interior
of the canoe, the width of the blade of the
implement used whether of flint or iron
being apparently about three inches.
It is impossible to fix the precise period
of the canoe, but the circumstance that it
bears no trace of a nail or any ironwork
may perhaps aid the formation otan opinion
upon this point The wood, particularly of
the bottom, is for the most part quite sound.
A portion of one side, however, which has
apparently been at some period more ex
posed than the rest, has commenced to
crack, and to prevent the spread of this pro
cess of decay, now that the relic has been
brought into contact with the air, measures
will at once betaken. The canoe rested in
a bed of sand and leaves, among which
hazelnuts were found. In the immediate
vicinity several large trees have been dis
covered, leading to the conclusion that the
bed of the canal is being cut through what
was once a forest The ultimate disposition
of this interesting link with the remote
past has not been decided upon: but it is
hoped that it will be added to the arch&o
. logic treasures in the museum at Owens
A POWDER ABD A." PUMP.
The .Materials Used for MaUIm (Jfreap
I have some friends uptown whose flat
Windows look out upon a coifrtyard that is
Used by a neighboring restaurant proprie
tor. The restaurant is a rather nice little
French place, where you can get a table
d'hote dinner for 60 cents, "with wine."
Now the point of this Btory is that my
friends Bee that wine made yes, and
even my eyes have looked upon that sight
It's a simple process. Pierre comes out
with a small keg, drops a powder into it
and fills it up with croton from the hydrant!
Sometimes he pours a little out to examine
the color and then puts in a little more
powder or water, as the case may be. The
astute Pierre is noticed to never make any
tests by tasting. It would be interesting to
know what he does drink
I told an acquaintance, who is in the
habit of patronizing these cheap table
d'hotes "with wine," this story, expecting
to see him turn pale and shudder, but he
proved himself a philosophical brute, and
only said that while he did not think the
vln ordinaire of his favorite table d'hotes
was in the least a beverage for the gods, uor
for him when he was in funds nnd could
afford something better, yet when he wasn't
he found it suited his digestion much better
than ice water, and that as long as that was
the case he did not care whether the bev
erage was made with a powder and a pump
A PE0YIS0 ADDED.
Wouldn't Sell Bis Manhood for Fifty Cents,
Bnt Would for a Dollar.
Detroit Free Frets.!
An old vag who has been in the habit of
calling on a certain business man on Gris
wold street for dimes, was asked the other
day how much he would take to keep away
for all future time. He thought for a mo
ment and then replied:
"Give me SO cents and I'll never bother
"I'll do it Here let me draw up a
writing lo that effect"
An agreement was drawn up and the vag
read it over and laid it down with the re
.mark: "I can't do it. There's something cold
blooded about that."
"But you agreed to."
"Yes, I know, but think of a man selling
his manhood for 60 cents! I'd starve first!"
"Well, how much do you want?"
"I'll split the difference with you."
"Well, I'll sign, but I want a proviso in
serted that I do cot hereby lose my self
respect, and that I do cot forfeit the right
to come upstairs and strike the man in the
next room if I get hard up."
It was added, and he signed and went off
to strike a free lunch counter.
Far. Once In the Year.
New York Sun.j
Regular Customer (to waiter in restaurant)
George, this is my birthday and I am
celebrating a little. Would you be willing
to do me a great favor?
Walter Yes, sir. Certainly, sir.
Begular Customer Thanks; will you
please be kind enough to let me have a dry
1 Generally the Case Too.
Mother Johnny, you musn't play with
that Bobicson boy any more.
Johnny Why not, ma?
X Because he is a bad boy.
J Well, mother, he ain't half a bad as
M, I en tell you. ,
-PITTSBiER& ,IiA3!0RBWSDA I JUNE - 2,-
A REM AKEABLE CITY.
Surprising Facta Abont Shanghai and
Its Mixed Population.
AH INTERNATIONAL REPUBLIC,
Which is Governed by Americans, English
men and Frenchmen,
NATIYE8 HAYING LITTLE, AUTHORITY
CoaaisrOKDiscE or thi mspatch.
Shanghai, May l. Truly the stay-at-home
is ignorant off many things. "Who
would have supposed, for instance, that in a
journey embracing the grandeur of the
Eocfey Mountains, the charm of Japan, the
far-off lifeof Bussian Tartary, the Unknown
interior oi Korea, the Celestial Capital and
the Wall of China, the greatest" surprise
would be saved for the first sight of
Shanghai? Yet so it was. I was writing
below as we steamed up the Hwang-po river
and did not come on the deck of the Hae-an
till five" minutes before we anchored. Then
I could hardly believe my eyes. I had ex
pected another tort like Tientsin or Yoko
hama, a busy water-front with a row of
offices and warehouses and a small town of
foreign houses at the back. Instead of that,
I saw a magnificent city surrounding a
broad and crowded river.
True, the magnificence is only skin deep,
so to speak, all the architectural beauty and
solidity of Shanghai being spread out along
the river, but I am speaking only or the
first sight of Shanghai, and in this respect it
is superior to New York, far ahea'd of San
Francisco, and almost as imposing for
the moment as Liverpool itself. A
broad and beautifully kept boulevard,
called of course "The Bund," runs round
the river, with a row of well-grown trees
and a broad grass plat at the water's edge,
and this Bund is lined on the other side
from one end to the other with mercantile
buildings second to none of their kind in
the world the "hongs" of Messrs. Jardine,
Matheton & Co.; Russell & Co.; Sassoon;
Gibb, Livingston & Co.; Butterfield &
Swire; the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank,
the Chartered Bank of India, the Chartered
Mercantile Bank, the New Oriental Bank:
the fine bnildings of the Masonio Hall and
the Shanghai Club; and the only piece of
Chinese architecture, the temple-like en
trance toHhe Custom House.
BIGHTS Off SHANOirAX,
At the upper end of the Bund a large
patch of green shows the Public Garden,
where the'band plays on summer evenings.
At night all Shanghai is bright with the
electric light, and its telegraph polereniind
you of Chicago I believe I counted nearly
100 wires on one pole opposite the Club.
And the needed touch of color is added to
the scene as you look at it from on deck, by
the gay flags of the mail steamers and the
Consular bunting floating over the town.
The first sight of Shanghai, however, is
only its first surprise. As I was rolling
away to the hotel the 'rickshaw coolie
turned on to the right hand side of the road.
Instantly a familiar figure stepped off the
sidewalk and shook a warning finger, and
th'e coolie swung back again to the left side.
It was a policeman, uo seml-Europeanized
Mongolian, languidly performing a half
understood duty, as I had seen elsewhere,
but the genuine home article, helmet, blue
suit, saver buttons, regulation boots,
truncheon and. all just "bobby." And his
uplifted finger turns the traffic to the left in
Shanghai precisely as it does in front of the
Mansion House at home.
A "hundred yards further on there was a
flash of scarlet in the sun and there stood a
second astonishing figure a sir-foot copper
colored Sikh, topped by a huge red turban j
and clad also in blue and armed with the
same truncheon, striding solemnly by on his
beat 'Then we pass the Chinese policeman,
with his little saucer hat of red bamboo and
his white gaiter, swinging a diminutive
staff, a reduced and rather comical replica
of his big English and Indian comrades.
Then as we cross the bridge into the Frenoh
Concession I am on my way to the French
hotel here is positively the sergeant de
ville, absolutely the same as you see him in
Place de 1'Opera peaked cap, waxed mus
tache, baggy red trousers, saber and revolver.
And beyond him again is the Frenchified
Chinese policeman. -
A 20LY010I PO'etfLAMOH'.
In fact, Shanghai is guarded municipally
by no iewer than six distinct species of
policemen English, Sikh, Anglo-Chlnese.
French, Franco-Chinese and. the long-legged
mounted "Sikhs on sturdy white ponies who
clank their long swords around the outskirts
of the town, and carry terrorinto the turbu
lent Chinese quarters.
Modem Shanghai is divided, like ancient
Gaul, into three parts: the "English settle
ment, the American settlement, called
Hongkew, and the French "Concession."
The latter is the word used By the French
themselves, I believe, jrithout much to jus
tify it Three creeks divide these communis
ties from each other, Yang-Kingpang, Soo
chow creek and Defense creek, between the
English settlement and China. One wide
thoroughfare called "the Maloo," runs
through Shanghai out past the race course
and the Horse Bazaar into the country, and
along this in the afternoon there is a stream
of ponies and smart carriages and pedes
trians and even bicyclists, It is the Rotten
Bow of Shanghai leading to the Bubbling
Well and to Jessfield, and to the one coun
try drive the community possesses. Bat in
truth there is not much "country" about it.
the environs of Shanghai being fiat and
tgly and covered with grave-mounds as
thickly as the battlefields around Grave
lotte. Shanghai dubbed itself long ago the
"Model Settlement" Then a noble English
globe-trotter came along' and afterward de
scribed it in the House of Lords as "a sink
of corruption." Thereupon A very witty
Consul suggested that in future it should
be known as th "Model Sink." For my
own part I should not grudge it the first
title, ipr it is one of the best governed
places municipally, at any rate so far as the
Anglo-American "quarters are concerned,
that I have ever known.' The French live
apart Under, their own Municipal Council,
presided over and even dismissed at
pleasure, by their own Consul.
THE CHINESE CUT HO riGTJBE.
The English and American coalesce In an
elected Municipal Council of nine mem
bers, with an elected chairman at its head.
And a short stay in Shanghai is sufficient
to show how satisfactorily this works. The
roads are perfect, the traffic is kept under
admirable direction and control, the streets
are quiet and orderly, and even the coolies
are iorbidden to push their great wheelbar
rows through the foreign settlement with
ungreased wheels. The third surprise of
Shanghai does cot dawn upon you immedi
ately. It is a republic a community of
cations, sell-governed, and practically in
dependent, for it snaps its fingers politely at
the Chinese authorities or discusses any
matter with them upon equal terms, and it
does not hesitate to differ pointedly in opin
ions with its own Consuls when it regards
their action as unwise or their interference
Over the Chinese within its borders the
Municipal Council has, however, no juris
diction. In the "Maloo" there is a Magis
trate's Yamen. and there ihe famous
"Mixed -Court" sits every morning, the
Chinese magistrate and one of the foreign
Consuls in turn. All natives charged with
offenses against foreigners or foreign law
are dealt with there, petty criminals being
punished in the municipal prison or the
chain gang, serious offenders, or refugees
from Chinese law. being sent into the
native city. The Chinese magistrate in the
Mixed Court is, of course, a figure-head,
chiefly useful, so far as I could see,
fu lecturing the prisoners while the .for
eigner made up his mind what punishment
to award. In, criminal cases the Mixed
Court works fairly well, bnt in civil strita
it gives rise to numerous and bitter com
plaints. The population of Shanghai to
day (the last cecsns was in 1885) .is proba
bly about 4,000 foreigners British, 1,600;
Japanese, 600; Portuguese, 450) French,
400; American, -300 Spanish, 250; German,
250 and Chinese 175,000. These figures
may be considerably under the mark.
A QUEEB STATE OP TIIIKOB.
It is enrious that by the "Land Begula
tiocs," which form the Constitution of the
Bhanghai, the Chinese are forbidden to
reside or hold property within the Foreign
Settlements, and yet here are these 175,000
of them afloat and ashore', and I fancy
Shanghai itself wonld be astounded if it
could be told exactly what proportion of the
whole property is in their hands. There
has been a good deal of talk about this, and
in reply, to a Cassandra who wrote to the
papers that nothing could save Shanghai
but amalgamatibn with the Chinese, a local
writer produced some witty verses telling
how in a Vision in the twentieth 'century
I passed a lawyer'sofflce, on the shingle
Was "Wang and Johnson. Barristers atLaw;"
Where'er the nations had begun to mingle,
Chinese came first, I saw.
A steamer passed) a native (cave the orders;
An English quartermaster held the wheel!
The chain gang all were white, the stalwart
Yellow from head to heel.
This crushed Cassandra for the moment, bat
the future of Shanghai is not clear.
The Bepublio of Shanghai has its own
army, of course, composed of voinnteer in
fautry, 159 strong; artillery, with 4 guns
and 45 men; and a smart but diminutive
troop of 38 light horse. It has also volun
teer fire-brigades and no fewer than seven
distinct postal systems of different nation
alities. An amusing fact in connection
with the artillery amusing chiefly to any
one who appreciates the red-tape which
binds the military authorities at home Is
that they presented the Shanghai volunteers
h with four excellent field-guns and that they
send out an annual allowance of ammuni
tion. A DEMOCBATIO COMMUNITY.
No doubt they believe that Shanghai is a
British colony, whereas the fan lies in the
fact that it is simply some land leased in
perpetuity from the Emperor of China, and
that it is possible at any moment it maybe
the case to-day for all I know that a ma-
4ority of those serving the guns are non
iritish subjects. But this is only for the
joke's sake. The volunteers get great praise
from the official inspector each year and
they may be called upon to protect British
lives and property at any moment. So the
War Office did a, wise thing after all, only
now America in her turn should send them
a Maxim gun.
The social life of Shanghai is the natural
outgrowth of its republican institutions.
It is democratic, and characterized by a
tolerant good-fellowship. Upon this point
a well-known lady was kind enough to set
me right "In Shanghai," she explained,
"everybody is equal. In Hong Kong every
body is not eouai, There are those of us
who call at Government House, and those,
who do not" After so lucid an analysis,
it was impossible to err. (Society lives in
its shirt sleeves metaphorically speaking,
of course, for actually it is an extremely
well-dressed community, All male Shanghai
meets in the club one of the'most comfort
able and complete in the world before tiffin
and before dinner, to exchange news, make
up dinner parties and do business all three
with equal zest And the bar there is as long
as a ship's deck, cocktails only cost 4 cents
apiece, and you can ask for the dally Pall
Mall yQateite and have it Men are known
by their nicknames, and I doubt if "the
Legal Brother" and "The Boy" and "Bag
gins," and many others can remember the
time when they were familiarly called Ay
the names o f the mothers that bore them.
1 HOSPITALITY O SHANGHAI
is another surprise. You might as well at
tempt to give your shadow the slip as to es
cape from the gratuitous good cheer of the
Model Settlement But 'although thebos-
vltals of a wonderful crystal bird) is known
throughout the length and breadth of the
China Seas,it has other ideals and cherishes
at least a few sacred memories, for did not
someone tell me with a blush of pride how
Mazxini had once kissed him? And as for
sport on the whole Shanghai is ahead of
the East It has its charming Country
Club, its races twlee a year, its regatta,
when the Chinese authorities stop all the
native traffic on the river, its polo, its two
cricket clubs, its baseball and its shooting
parties in house boats up the YantSze to the
hills 20 miles away.
And on Saturday afternoons if you walk
out to the Bubbling Well about 4 o'clock
you can see the finish of the paper hunt
and a dozen well-mounted and scrupulously
dressed jockeys come riding in to the finish
and taking a rather bad fence and ditch
which has been carefully prepared with the
object of receiving half of them in the sight
of their fairfrlends. Finally, there are the
hounds and their excellent master, "the
Prophet" And what matter if a slander
ous tradition does fret their fair fame, to
the effect that once upon a time, discarding
the deceptive aniseed bag, a fox was im
ported irom Japan, and that the end of that
hunting day was that one-half the pack ran
into an unlucky chow-dog and broke him
up, and the other half chased a Chinese boy
for his life, while the master stood upon a
grave mound winding his horn to a deserted
Commercially, Shanghai is not quite Go
prosperous as it was a few years ago. At
least, it complains of hard times. German
competition, Chinese competition, the great
falling off in the China tea trade, even the
detention of shipping on the bar at Woo
sung all these are freely spoken of as con
tributing to the general dullness of trade,
hut as Shanghai still does nearly. 62 per'
cent of the import trade of all the treaty
'ports, and 39 per cent of the export trade,
she rests upon d very solid commercial
basis, and ought to he able to regard the
future with equanimity.
THE BABEEB SYNDICATE.
The commercial matter which I was
specially instructed to investigate at
Shanghai had aroused.I found, vastly less
interest in the far East than at home.
I mean the Barker-Mitkiewicz con
cessions for an American-Chinese bank, the
telephone, a system of railways, etc., etc.
The Shanghai correspondent Of the Stand
ard, a clever young Irishman named Mr.
O'Shea, of the reporting staff of the influen
tial A'orth China Daily News? managed to
keep us all at home talking and writing of
this vast scheme several months, but I
fancy he himself would now be among the
first to declare that his native enthusiasm
and appreciation of the plctumque led him
to excite ns all rather unnecessarily about
it The shares of the Hong Kong and
Shanghai Bank fell considerably, I am
told, at the time, bnt this was probably
only in the ordinary conrse of speculation
To begin with, the "concessions" were
regarded here as of very little value, if any
at all; everybody reflected that Edglish
capitalists could lend money just as cheaply
as Americans; the well informed knew that
the Chinese are much too wary and suspi
cious to give anybody a big blank check In
the way of elastic "concessions;"' they re
membered that Americans have had.com
paratively very little experience of finan
cial dealings with this peculiar people,
among whom "olo custom" is paramount; so
the wisest onlookers here kept perfectly
calm and advised everybody to let the new
scheme have all the rope it desired. And
this advice was so far good that, although
the statement was .authoritatively made to
me at Tientsin that 'the undertaking was
about to ba revived on a simpler scale with
the addition of London capital, you never
hear the subject mentioned here, and the
only )roof of its brief existence is & brass
plate among a riumber of others in a side
street in Shanghai, inscribed, "The Ameri
can and Oriental Trust, Wharton Barker,
President" Nobody connected with the
enterprise has come out so far any the better
in reputation, and His ExcellencyLl Hung
Chang is probably the only one who has
emerged the better in pocket.
Henry' Nobm ax.
BOUND FOE .AMERICA.
Scenes Attending the Departure of
Ireland's Oppressed for
THE LAND OP HOP! AflD FBEEDOH.
"GouyojIji g" the Emigrants to the Point of
THE STRUGGLE 10 EAISE THE F0KDS
ICOK&XSFOXCEXCX Of TBS DISPATCH. 1
Cohk, ISELAifD, May 20. It may well
be imagined that when from 200 to 300
souls leave Ireland for foreign shores every
working day in "the year, there are heart
and hand wringings innumerable, and
dolorous mists from the region of tears.
Few families are fortunate enough to get
away all together. . If help has come from
America if the passage money has been
saved in secret through years of deprivation
by a single person; if an Irish family has
alter every manner of sacrifice provided for
the freedom of one who is to go to blessed
America that the' remainder may, one by
one, eventually be released from slavery;
however the going of all these wretched
people may have come about, in every in
stance there is a struggle in fearing away
from the things to which the heart is rooted
which, we of better fortune and conditions
know nothing about
So mariy of these scenes have I now wit
nessed that I am beginning to have some
little conception of the real bravery 'of this
act of illiterate, untrained men and women
pushing boldly across the sea into untried,
unknown walks and ways, with a love, hope
and determination for one's own at the
bottom of it all that have more real heroism
in them than the average American is ever
able to comprehend in his whole life.
However lowly, poor and desperately
good-for-naught the prospective emigrant
may have all his life been regarded, among
his fellows, the jjreat and generous Irish
heart in those around him melts into sur
passing interest and tenderness when ho
comes to leave his neighborhood, and those
whom he has been never so little a part of
through the bitter days that have encom
compassed all. For every departure re
awakens the heart-aching memories of other
departures; and in every Irish home I ever
shared there is an empty chair whose
former occupant is somewhere beyond the
A IAST GOOD-BYE.
If it be a family who are to go, or some
elderly man or woman, for days previous to
the departure the whole countryside swarms
to the cabin; and every man, woman or
child of the townland at some time or an
other has come to mourn at the leaving and
bid God-speed at the going. If it be a youth
or lass, or young man or woman, as it oftener
is, for few but the very old and very ypung
are left, then, on the evening previous to
the departure every companion, friend or
acquaintance is certain to appear; and the
whole night is passed in what is called
"rising the heart" of the departing one.
The custom springs from the same kindly
quality of extending cheer to those who
mourn, that originally established the cus
tom of the Irish "wake," which our good
American people choose to persistently mis
understand and condemn
At this gathering for "rising the heart"
of the emigrant, the Irish peasant's charac
ter Is in ft most tenderly interesting state
for study. Every one arrives in a hushed,
embarrassed mood; and every one brings
some little token of affection and regard.
The poverty of these folk alone prevents
outlandish generosity. One stealthily ap
pears with yards of seedcake; many with
thirabjesiul of tea; some with gew-gaws and
(rifles of jewelry; the coat tail pockets of
another will bulge with heaftsome potatoes;
-housewives arrive with great methera of
milk others With schowders, or oaten
cakes: crisp and toothsome, still others with
schrabagsof shilk, a hearty mixture of po
tatoes, beans and butter, and some with
apronsful of peatjfor the slender resources
of the family must never under any trying
circumstances be drained.
And the lads and lasses who come with
pressed Irish flowers and ferns, and sprigs
of hawthorne and bunches of the dear
shamrock; with gifts of ribbons, and bits of
this or that prized possession; are not to be
counted at all. So, too, come those with
looks of triumph and secreted bottles of
poteen, that "never got a touch," that is,
are guiltless of the exciseman's desecrating
seal; for "grief is ever droothy" surely
Then the night is passed eating, feasting
and drinking. Loads of humble fare are
there; oceans of tea; and timely drops of
the "rale mountain dew." Tales are told;
songs are sungs; sometimes they dance to
the musio of an old tramp fiddler who has
been pressed into service. But the chor,ds
of mirth are minor enough the night Ionz;
and smiles, laughter and brave prophecies
are all touched and chastened by honest
A rECtTLIAE CEBEM02TY.
When morning comes, and those whose
imperative duties call them to their homes
have Said good-by with almost the same
dread, reverence and pathetic forlornness
as When lowering the dead into the grave,
the rustic ceremony of "convoying" is be
gun. The subject of all this attention be
"comes for the once, if for only this once in
a lifetime, the hero or heroine of the honr.
The chests, or plethoric bags, or whatever
constitutes the luggage of the emigrant, is
sent on ahead in some' neighbor's proffered
cart, friendly riots for the honor of the
mournful privilege Often occurring, or are
slung over the backs of shaggy donkeys, a
score more than necessary always being in
readiness for the friendly mission.
If a whole family are to go, the farewells
to the wretched old hnt which has housed
them is something pitiable beyond descrip
tion. If it be but a single member of the
household, the good-bys to the old, old
folk too feeble for the journey of "convoy"
are more pitiable still. These separations
are often too great a load for such, and
many a withered branch of the impoverished
family tree breaks and falls into the earth
from the keen, sharp sorrow. But if jjinha
or bouchal, the pride of the loved home,
are departing, the maelstrom of emotion as
the "convoy," or accompanying procession,
sets forth, is beyond the power of man to
ffeveal. ... , ,
On many occasions during my wanderings
afoot In Ireland, I have, come upon these
excited crowds, as they Were starting from
the home; as they straggled down mountain
boreen; as.they lagged and wailed along
the great stone highways; or as they neared
some railway station from whence the emi
grant must depart to the seaport city; and
making myself one of the motly "convoy
en,", have thus tramped with them miles
upo4 their sorrowful way. Sometimes these
grewsome processions will come from a point
a score of miles away in the mountains, or
remote valley districts; and though no one
has ever seemed to think these touching and
characteristic scenes worth a place In Irish
literature, they are common enough from all
points and on all ways from which Cork
and Qucenstown may be reached, and,
Heaven knows, pathetic enough to appeal
to the whole world through artist's pencil,
or the most talented word-pamier's pen.
ON A HISTORIC FIELD.
I can never forget a "convoying" inci
dent and its strange outcome which I wit
nessed, and Indeed in which I participated,
only a few days since. I had been visiting
the battle field of Auahrlm, where, on that
awful Sundayof 1691" was a battle such as
we who have been in battles know; where
Ginkel's hosts, in that toad charge Upon
leaderless heroes, ruined the fortunes of the
Stuart dynasty: nnd where the whirlwind
of death wljich swept over Aughrlm's
morass and bog set he final seal of servi
tude, but never of servility,upon the people
ot Ireland, and, turning Into tne oia uai-
reekil. The (strangest feature ot this, sojin
variably a friendly procession, was 'Its
double character, and remarkably con
tentious nature. z,(
Some tremendous excitement seemed to
wildly influence both lines of Inarch. On
one side of the way was a bright Irish
maiden, surrounded and protected, as it
were, by parents', relatives and at least two
score aggressively defensive followers. On
the other was a smart looking Irish youth
in a state' approaching, frenzy, surrounded
and restrained irom some violent purpose
by a like retinue 6f family, friends and
loyal followers. Dropping quietly into
line behind, among the nimble-footed, least
partisan and one might say commiseratingly
blended followers, I speedily learned the
cause of the otherwise inexplicable spec
tacle. Hora, the daughter of a Kllreekill
peasant, had been wooed by and betrothed
to Denis, son oi a peasant of Ballynoe. The
Kilreekill father disliked the match, and.
bent on irrevocably breaking it off, had got
Nora started thus far toward America.
Denis, wild with grief,had scoured Long
ford barony for friends for a rescue, and all
the way from Kllreekill the factions had
attacked each other, retreated, parleyled,
blarneyed, scorned, traced, and so it went
again to Garbally hamlet, when a cheer of
hope arose in the ranks of Dennit'followers,
for down the hill from behind, a sight to do
Cnpld's sorry eyes good, came a host of "the
byes"from about Ogbill and Kiltomer. These
rushing down and reinforcing our side and
I say "our side," for In some way I found
myself giving an elbow to the cause of
Denis," we made as fine a' rally and sally as
any one wonld joy to see, captured the
blushing and willing Nora, bore her trium
phantly into Balinasloe, and had her safely
and securely married to Denis by an oblig
ing priest within a glorions half hour there
after. But this happy outcome is one out of a
thousand miserable cases. At every little
station, from Galway or Tralee, eastward;
from Dublin or Wexford, westward; and all
along the lines converging at or. toward
Mallow, and thence to Cork, these sad-eyed
"convoying" parties may be seen waiting
for the last embrace, hand pressure or
glimpse of the departing one; and" if you
were here and would ride in the "third
class" carriages, as I do, and could see
each little compartment packed with
from 20 to 30 Of these emigrants Ton their
way to Cork and Queenstown, you
would for the first iimedn your life realize
the woes of those who go, to an extent that
you would have more compassion for them
that come. And then, at Halfway, at
Blackpool, at Blarney, on scramble the beg
gar crew who eke a livelihood from the hys
terical, tender-hearted and simple folk who
are found on every one of these trains de
parting. Legless pipers pipe most patriotic
airs; blind fiddlers set all the breasts heav
ing and eyes weeping from their tender
Irish melodies; while blind minstrels roar,
"The Harp and the Shamrock ot Ould Ire?
land." Pennies rain into their cups and
hats like "drop-ripe" wheat shaken by the
Through this lugubrious misery all are
straining their' tear-dimmed sight for a
last look at the warm vales and nestling
homes of Ireland's tender south. Suddenly
the din of the heroic minstrel music is
almost drowned in the thunder fit the train
rushing throngh the long tunnel. Ireland,
beloved Ireland, is for the first time blotted
out of sight The minor chords of the pipes
and" the fiddles are no match for
the resistless wailings now. Sobs, moans,
groans, and pitiful exclamations of endear
ment, swell into such a touching and grew
some miserere as my ears never before heard.
In a flash, and we are in the light again;
and here, half way up the noble heights of
the beautiful city of Cork, in a pandemo
nium and hubbub infernal, the half a thou
sand tortured soulsfare shunted out of their
vile pens, shunted into other vile pens, and
whirled away to Queenstown, amid merciless
robbers and murderous "runners," to await
the packing and prodding into the great
steamers hold, and such embarking brutali
ties as disgrace civilization.
Some one braver than I must go there
and write of the heart-breaking outrages
they suffer, and of that last awful moment
when they see the thread-like line of misty
green'that-lies where Erin is, behind. Bat
I have seen'enough to banish forevermore
from my own "Yankee" breast all those
detestable traces of bigotry, puritanism,
prejudice, littleness, 'which are the burn
ing shame of (hose emigrant-descended
"American" upstarts, .who will welcome
such as these, or the Sore-hearted from any
tyranny-accursed land, with other than a
compassionate soul and a generous helpful
hand. " Edoab L. Wakemait.
DEAF TO CERTAIN S0DNDS.,
Instance of Pecnliarly Defective Henrins
Described by a Physician.
"A great deal of attentioh is given by the
Federal Government'and by railroad corpo
rations to the matter of color blindness in
persons who seek to qualify for the duties of
pilots, engineers, brakemen, etc., and it is
attention wisely bestowed," remarked a
prominent physician yesterday. "But as
vet these sarnie critical authorities have
paid but little, if any, attention to the a,ural
effects in river and railway employes.
It has been my duty to study the subject
of defective hearing in railway em
ployes, and I have discovered, with amaze
ment, that there are many ears which jire
peculiarly sensitive to certain classes of
sound and peculiarly deaf to other classes.
I have experimented upon boilermakers who
could not hear ordinary conversation under
such conditions as make it audible to the
ordinary ear, and who could yet understand
the same conversation carried on at the same
pitch in a room where a hundred sledges
were clattering upon iron boiler shells.
I have 'also discovered that there are per
sons who cannot hear a locomotive whistle,
except when it is close bv, and yet are not
suspected of any defect of the hearing. I
remember a case of this kind, which came
up in, court, where a farmer stopped and
listened for the locomotive whistle before
crossing the railroad track. He failed to
hear it, and on proving that he had stopped
his team he secured damages for having been
run down by the engine, and yet the whistle
was blown and "the farmer failed to hear it
I would recommend that the same relative
tests be applied to the hearing of persons
who seek employment as railway hands and
pilot that are applied to their vision."
Cansbt at Lank
Father (shouting downstairs in an angry
Mary (who is with her beau, who has been
waiting on her' for about three years) Yes,
F. Is Mr. Slowcoach there?
M. Yes, sir.
F. Is he proposing to you, that he is
staying so late?
M. (to Mr. Slowcoach, in a frightened
whisper) Ohr what shall I say?
Mr. S. (trembling in his boo'ts) Say yes.
M. (to her father) Yes, papa.
F. All right, all right; excuse me. Tell
him he can have you." Bless you both, my
children. He needn't hurry away. .
An Sntfaatlastle Fisherman.
Party "in Shore Keep up a few minutes
and I'll get a boat!
Party In the "Water There now, you've
gone and seared him off! I've been sittin'
on this rock ever since th' tide turned, eu-
tfntnMTk intiifAmt A rAi h win aw 44.
:j "Br- i-jn-'ar. - j 'l "
f -fcf T.hlM.'f. -U"'HD& t . . -". '- I HI I SJ 1 I n I I I i' I -M
Remarkable Prosperity of a Pennsjl
Yanian Wlio Came to Guthrie,
WITH A P0ETHSB OF IS CE5IS,
let Has Managed to Accnmalate 7,000'snd
ffopes to "do'Bettef
LIPB 15 THE MAGI0-WESTERN CITI
conaxsrosmKrcx or ins cispaics.!
Guthrie, Isd. T.Ma-?,. Your corre
spondent has just returned from Fort-Beno,
and for a second time passed into Guthrie,
the marvelous city of the nineteenth cen
tury. At this writing Guthrie is 37 days
old. When I left here for Bno it.w.as s
city of tents. When I returned I was
amazed to behold, intermingled with white,
a vast expanse of yellow, which, as thecals
approached my abiding place, resolved
itself into a vast collection of
frame buildings, pleasing to the eye,
and indicative of Guthrie's future growth.
The buildings that are going up here in
most instances are intended to be permanent,
until brick and stone shall oust them. The
city fs on a plateau of about 320 acres, sur
rounded by a range of hills covered 'with
cedar, post oak, black-oak, with romantic
bottom lands of elms and other varieties of
trees that make the valley in the early
morning a most enchanting scene.
The Cimmaron's waters were recently
ploughed by the red man's paddle. The
moccasined foot was the stealthy step that
trampled down tha wild flowers of
the prairie. The stout trees on
the Cottonwood creek, were the shel
ter of the "Nation's wards," from behind
which they, but a short time ago. shot the
lead that brought a scalp to their belt. The
rolling woodland was their resting place,
and they laved their limbs, undisturbed in
the sparkling waters of the .Gimmaron.
What a marvelous change!
HOT AN IDEAL GOVEESMEKT.
The evolution of 37 days has hurled the'red
man into the sunset, and opened to civiliza
tion a fairy land. A country 'where tha
farmer may rest content with the results of
his honorable industry, and where the
sharper, the lawyer or the real estate agent
may ply his trade to fill his pockets.
In the city of Guthrie to-day there are at
least C.00O males, representing probably 20,
000 people. It has a provisional city gov
ernment which, on the 5th day of next
month, will be exchanged for a permanent
municipality. The present city outfit rep
resent lhe "hoodlnms." It has gathered in
by indirect tax $120,000. The tax is as
sessed on gamblers, restaurants, business
men (at $40 per month),peddlers and every
other class and kind of trade imaginable.
The carpenters that build here are com
pelled to pay a tax of $3 before they can
pursue their business. Blacksmiths pay the
same, and every other line of business is
taxed. It is a provisional government
with a vengeance. The people who came
here to escape taxation fell from the frying
pan into the fire.
A couple of days ago a rain blizzard swept
over their camp with such tremendous fury
that frame buildings were hurled to the
ground as easily as a boy wonld topple down
a house of cards. Claim jumping is going
on here at a terrific rate. General Pierce, of
Topeka, is braced on one of his lots with a j
Winchester, trring to hold down.the claim. '
Yesterday the United States troops wera
called upon to preserve order.
AX SXTBAOBDUfABY CHABACXEB.
The following sketch will well illustrate
the "pps and downs" of life. We iava
here among us a yonng man who came iato
the Guthrie camp with rajs on hh back and
15 cents in his -pocket HerT&rrfved"oaa
freight train. To-day it is reported he is
worth $7,000, comprised ih a fine section of
land adjacent to the city for which he has
refused $3,000, a town lot worth $1,500, a
bank account of $1,200 and a canvas opera
house that Will hold 500 people,
and which he readily leases for 575 per
night The name of this marvelous
business wonder is James U. Moore, erst
while a citizen of Brookville, Pa. He has
given evidence of great business ability,
and by his honest, genial, straightforward
Conduct has succeeded in attaching to him
self a host of friends. His people reside in
yonr city, and his old father will doubtless
be properly proud of his son's business suc
cess. It is not improbable that James C.
Moore, of Brookville, may be the next City
Marshal of Guthrie. He would make a
very capable official. He was selected
for a responsible position here which
would pay him $100 per month. He
refused the position, however. If young
Moore keeps on as he has begun, he is in a
fair way to become Guthrie's leading busi
The first theater has entered Guthrie, and
opens to-day. Th'e combination has tents
on the"plateau that hold 1,200 people, and
will coin money. The agents of Dun's
Mercantile Agency are on the ground, and
sizing up and rating the business men.
Men, and many of them, who have been
in hiding here from the Eajtern police have
been unearthed and sent to the various
home police offices. There is a probable
future of great trouble here on account of
contested claims, and vour correspondent
will not be surprised when the first gun is
fired that will inaugurate a scene of blood
shed that will open the eyes of the world to
the fact that the placid snrface of the
Guthrie camp concealed a powerful volcanic
force. MAC Namara.
THE FIBST CIT1LIZED CTTT.
A Historic and Picturesque Place on the
Iiland of Sicily.
Of all such cities there is not one which,
is as little known, and which nevertheless'
fias played such a continous and varied role 's
on the world's stage, as Costrogiovanni, the V
ancient Etna, which, had the great honor
of giving birth to the first civilization with
in the memory of Europe, that same civil- ,
ization that a small Greek nation was to
bring to perfection and to light the world "'
From the sublime crater of Etna, raised
into the upper regions of air, looking over
sky and sea, the eye takes in the whole
perimeter of Sicily, and in the midst of its
mountain ranges and its valleys that re
semble the waves of a stormy sea petrified
by some mysterious power here appears
as a great vessel, solitary and mighty,
anchored in the midst of these petrified
surges, a crag shaped like a truncated cone.
It is on this rock, whose situation in tha
"center of the island, caused it to be called by
the Greek the navel of Sicily,, that uas
trogiovanni is perched, like a true eagle's
nest, in an impregnable position.
NEBRASKA ONION PAKTIES.
A Social Amdsement That Wonldn't bo
Popular la the Eait.
Ditrolt Journl.i . ,
Onion parties are fashionable in Nebraska.
Six girls stand in a row, while one bites a
small chunk out of an onion and a yonng
man nays 10 cents for a guess as to which .
one it was. It he guesses right he gets .to
kiss the other five, but, if he doesn't, he -is
only allowed to kiss the one with the onion-; -scented
breath. Thlsmusement ls.saidlta W
be highly popular With Nebmto. young ?JT
folks, savs a Nebraska paper. "."v-Sta.1-
In this part of the country this woulilbe -7
zhto take the young woman's breath
; if she didn't do it herself. thefcouti
1 community wonld do U for her.
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