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KOBEE SPORTING MEN.
Rich Young English Lords Who Have
'Fine Horses and Bet on Them.
A PRIKCE WHO LIKES TO BET.
BlneBloodcd Women Who Haunt the Eace
tconRESrovDcror TUX dispatch.!
Loxdos, May 26. One of thefirst things
xrhich strikes an outsider visiting the pri
vate inclosure of a crack British race meet
ing is the moody countenance and freezing
reserve of th" aristocratic habitue. The
bookmakers may be screaming out the odds
and the common people roaring their de
light during the progress of a race, but the
noble sportsman rarely raises his voice above
its ordinary conversational tone, and he
must be watched closely and continuously
before one can detect the muscular twitch
ings, the involuntary flush, the gnawing of
the nether lip, which prove that his calm
ness is simply assumed because it is sup
posed that only the vulgar people wear their
hearts upon their sleeves.
Occasionally human nature will cause even
a noble lord to break through this artificial
restraint when he has an unusually heavy
stake upon a particular horse, and then be
proves to be quite a common person, cursing
his hard luck in ordinary oaths or offering
to stand drinks with the irrational enthusi
asm and generosity of the drygoods young
man who has won his first bet. But these
occasions are very rare and receive no en
couragement from the well-bred icebergs
who float around the paddock and follow in
melannchol vprocession the Prince of "Wales
whenever His Royal Highness deigns, and
that is not unfrequently, to put in an ap
pearance at Kewinarket, Epsom, Doncaster,
Goodwood and Ascot.
KOTAXTY AT THE RACES.
Boyalty rarely misses any one of these
meetings, and the Princess of "Wales will
often accompany her free-aud-easv spouse
' especially to Epsom and Ascot. She does
not devott'xnuch attention to the racing, but
occupies herself chiefly in looking alter her
daughters and guests. The joung prin
cesses cannot be said to be handsome, for
they take too much after their royal father,
but they are young and full of spirit, and
courtiers say that, like their beautiful and
popular mother, tbev are very gracious to
those around them. The Prince of "Wales
likes the sport,, is fond of betting and still
fonder of winning. He does not bet very
often, but then he rarely misses a good
thing. His ncing counselors are Sir Fred
erick Johnstone, Bord Alington, Sir George
Chetwynd and Mr. Mackenzie, the latter a
rich Scotch laird who claims to be descended
in the direct line from the ancient kings of
Scotland. These Mour sportsmen know
pretty well all that is wortn knowing about
lorni, trials and jockeys and trainers'
.gossip. , '
.Anyone in a position to obtain reliable
news can find a ready market with all or
anyone of them, and they will spend money
freely, secretly or openly, it does not mat
ter much to them, to obtain a good thing
which will enable them to place their bets
and give the Prince a tip. His Boyal High
ness does not bet lor himself, his commis
sions being executed by Johnstone, Aling
ton or Chetwynd. He wins much oltener
than he loses, because his advisers, know
ing that the royal temper is apt to be upset J
at tne enu o: a nan aay, taue care to give
Jam what they believe to be the very
etraightest of straight tips.
FIXING A ItACE.
The royal sportsman has made several
efforts to become the owner of good flat
racers, but his speculations hare been un
forttmate. But he has had better luck with
steeplechasers, in which department his
right hand man is Lord Marquis Beresford,
brother of the Marquis of Waterford, and
chief sporting member of a famous Irish
sporting family. Lord Marcus years ago
tried to enjoy himself like a Marquis upon
the slender portion of a younger son, got
into difficulties and was set upon his legs
strain by being appointed official starter to
the Jockey Club, at a salary of 5,000 a
-vear. Lord Marcus and John Jones, the
JEpsom trainer, persuaded the Prince to pur-f
cbase tne norse jviagic which lias turned out
almost a first rate steeplechaser at three
miles. The animal has tton several races in
the royal colors purple and scarlet with
gold braid and won them on his merits,
but his first win. at Liverpool, was notor
iously arranged by the owners of the other
liorscs in order to please the Prince and in
duce him to attend Liverpool races more
- The Prince's favorite racing town is New
market, and he loves it because the natives
do not mob him whenever he stirs abroad.
I met himSn High street there a week or so
ago strolling along quite unattended and
nnnoticcd. He was got up in correct sport
ing fashion, and wore among other striking
things a pair of long yellow riding boots,
which well set off the handsome legs and
ankles of which his Boyal Highness is inor
dinately proud. I have frequently seen the
Prince in London, and upon every occasion
his face had the same mechanical, half
foolish, half-amiable smile, which is part of
the royal outfit when moving about town.
At Hewinarket, however, the Prince was
without the stereotyped smile, and walked
along whistling and-whacking his big boots
with a whip as though life was worth living
there at any rate.
TOTING COLLARS A2TD CUFFS.
The Prince's eldest son, Albert Victor,
better known by his popular name of "Col
lars and Cuffs," is a fast young man, who is
engaged just now in having his fling under
the kindly and notunsmpathetic eye of his
royal papa. Albert Victor is not a" beau tv,
and would be considered an average speci
men of an ordinary dnde were it not for his
neck, which is as long as a comclopard'
and attracts nnwclcome attention, wherever
jhe goes. The youngster has recently regis
tered his own colors, but only for regimental
Lord Alington is altogether unlike the
popular idea of a lord. He bears a most
ludicrous resemblance to Xat Goodwin. His
lordship has the same queer property smile,
the Eame unctous expression and quick
perky manner which are connected in the
popular mind with Goodwin in some of his
burlesque roles. Lord Alington bete with
the persistency and courage begotten of
knowledge, and rarely makes a serious .mis
take. He isnot so reserved as the general
crowd of aristocratic sportsmen, and after
lunch he has been known to bandy unrefined
jokes with bookmakers. Tears ago when he
was plain 3Ir. Sturt, he was wild and reck
less, and although he has long since settled
down, he is fond of a revel still in congenial
company. He usually bets with Bookmaker
Steel, a long-limbed, long-taced Yorkshire
man, who began business life at Sheffield as
a fish hawker, and is now a great iron mas
ter and millionaire as well as a bookmaker.
His partner, one Peech, is as round, podgy
and red as Steel is long, lank and white,
and the pair are known as Codlin and
XS ECCENTRIC HOBSEMAN.
One of the richest and oldest of owners is
Mr. Bichard "Naylor of Hootton Hall, who
in his time has owned Stockwell, Macaroni
and other famous horses and has won most
of the great races. 2aylor is about 80 vears
old, hut Hale and hearty. He guard's his
money with a parsimonious care heartbreak
ing to Lord Bossmore, a comparatively poor
voung nobleman who married Kaylor's
daughter years ago and has been since dis
consolately wondering how long the old
man is going to last. But the old fellow is
very tough and not improbably may outlive
his lordsnip. Naylor alwaays wnllis np the
hill at Newmarket to save the 25-cent cab
fare which the lazy, broken backer thinks
.nothing of paying. "His dress is as slovenly
,as though designed deliberately to increase
jtbe chronic anguish of his aristocratic son-Jin-law.
JSo one wears his clothes longer or
his linen more frayed than does old Dick
Savior, and no one can bettr aferd to dU-
regard outward appearance than he. Lord
Bossmore on the other hand( is always spic
and span, perfumed and oiled as though
fresh from the hand of his valet He will
make a big splash when his millionaire
father-in-law dies and leaves him the where
withal to do U. Meanwhile his lordship
judiciously lies somewhat low.
Sir John Astley, who claims to be the
originator of the "go-as-you-please" pedes
trian contests, is perhaps the most widely
Lknown and popular sporting man in Bn-
KianiV ixe is a oig, uurir, uiccav, uiiucu-
lunged old man, fond of strong language
and strong drinks. Wherever he may be he
cannot, help being prominent; hisFalstaffian
figure, white hair .and beard, the enormous
black cigar which is never out of his mouth,
save when he is eating, drinking or sleep
ing, his loud strident voice and his frequent
boisterous langh, all help in that direction.
It is one of Sir John's peculiarities to ride a
very small horse, and as he is a very big and
heavy man,the effect is curious to the human
observer and distressing to the poor little
beast. He has already managed to get
through two fair-sized fortunes in the en
deavor to make money out of the bookmak
ers and would
CirEEKFULLTJISK A THIBD
if he could get it. But his means are now
moderate and his betting is on the lightest
possible scale. There is something attrac
tive about this rollicking old baronet and
he is entitled to some measure of respect
were it only for the fact that heheartHy
despises the languid set and declines to con
form to their ways.
Sir George Chetwynd is the youngest
member in the Prince of "Wales set, being
just 40 years of age. A year or more ago he
was publicly charged by the Earl of Dur
ham with swindling the public by instruct
ing his jockeys to manipulate his horses.
It was feared tfiat so crave a charge would
have serious social consequences for him,
but so far it has apparently made no differ
ence. He is too useful to the Prince to be
lightly dispensed with, and the general run
of sportsmen do not trouble to look too
closely at a man's character especially if he
be a Baronet. Chetwynd's wife is the
Donager Marchioness of Hastings, who is a
very keen sportswoman. Chetwynd em
phatically belongs to the frigid set, but one
can tell when he has a lot of money on a
horse by the way in which he strokes and
gnaws his tawny mustache.
Lord Durham, Chetwynd's accuser, is a
supercilious aristocrat who loses or wins
with equal indifference and never shows any
emotion. He has a big rent-roll and it
would not be easy to ruin him.
Lord Lurgan, a close chum of Chetwynd,
is a "West of Ireland man with little ot the
fiery Celtic blood, to judge from his de
meanor. He would have done well as a re
porter, being endowed with a keen scent for
news. In tbepursuitof information he will
made friends with anyone, from a stableboy
to a book-maker. He was so badly hit at
Goodwood last year that he had to go into
retirement for a considerable time. Eventu
ally his '."riends raised the money necessary
to set him going again, and 1ft is well to the
fore this season.
WOMEN W-IIO GAMBLE.
In most countries it is considered scarcely
consistent with feminine modesty for a
woman to consort babituallv with book
makers and stablemen and to frequent race
courses. But it is all right in England.
The Countess of Cardigan, for instance, is
never happy unless there is racing goin on.
She is over 70 years of age and a decidedly
unwholesome old lady. She is tall and
straight, and these advantages, added to a
curled flaxen wig and a well-padded bust
give her a youthful appearance at a dis
tance. But when you get close the illusion
disappears, the highly enameled complexion
and the other accessories fail to conceal the
ravages of age; and one cannot repress a
The Dowager Duchess of Montrose is as
old as tne Countess of Cardigan and not
much more wholesome. A year ago she
married a young fellow named Milner,
voung enough to be her grandson, and she
is, not in the least ashamed of tbe fact. In
her hilarious moments, which are not un
frequent, she will even joke about her
youthful lord and master, and tbe merri
ment is not as a rule of a delicate character.
She is florid and fat and as big and strong
as a prize ox. Add to these natural beauties
the manners and conversation of a fish-wife,
and you have the most unwomanly duchess
on the face of the earth. She is reputed to
be a good-hearted woman but she is subject
to fits of temper; and at such times rages
around tbe ring and sweeps through the
Eaddock like a second-grade cyclone. She
ets prodigiously but is never satisfied and
as she is strongly suspected of manipulating
her horses to suit her book she is generally
in bad odor both with the bookmakers and
the general public.
The foolish young man named Benzon,
and more commonly called the "Jubilee
Plunger," or "Jubilee Juggins," is, of
course, no longer a leading British sports
man; but his memory will be cherished for
a longtime to come by the bookmakers.
During the jubilee year he spent about
$200,000 among them, and within a year and
a half squandered bis fortune of about $2,
000,000. He purchased an annuity, which
brings bim an income of SIC a week, and
he can now be seeu occasionally eating a
dinner costing about SO cents m a cheap
London restaurant. He has a good dinner
or outing now and then at the expense of
the bookmakers, whom he enriched and
whose generosity he frequently praises.
"While he was spending his fortune, Benzon
never wore a shirt more than once. He has
no other claim to fame. But what a claim
it is, though ! Blakelt Hall.
CHANGE OF JI0TI0N INTO HEAT.
A Curious Illnstrntion of tbo Transforma
tion An Explanation.
The opinion is now commonly accepted
by scientific men that all bodies, substan
ces, gases and liquids are composed of mul
titudes of particles or molecules of almost
inconceivable smallness, and these are sup
posed to be in motion among themselves
this motion, moreover, being heaf; that is
to say, heat is neither more nor less than a
kind of motion, and this interval vibration
can be transmuted into a perceptible
mechanical movement, or, on the other
hand, mechanical movement can be convert
ed into the invisible motion called heat.
How the change takes place no one
knows, but the change is none the less a
fact. As illustrating this point a writer in
the Mechanical Engineer cites the fact that
the difference between a solid and a gas is
simply that the motion of the particles or
molecules of the gas is much greater in ex
tent than is the motion of the particles of
the solid, some gases also having a greater
range of motion than other gases, and if by
any means the motion is taken out of gas,
say by compressing it into a vessel, the
sides and ends of which reduce the range of
movement, then, as nothing is lost in
nature, the invisible and insensible motion
of the gas, which it has lost, reappears as
heat in a visible form, and it is lonnd that
the sides of the vessel become hot.
Further, the oxygen, which has combined
wih coal has a very considerable range of
internal motion, but when the oxygen has
combined with the coal, another gas, known
as carbonic acid gas, is produced, and the
particles of this gas having a much smaller
ranee of motion than the particles of the
oxygen have, the difference appears in the
form oi heat.
Tbo Metric System.
As applied to- weights and measures the
metric system has been adopted by Prance,
'Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium,
Netherlands, Greece, Mexico, Brazil, Pern,
jChili and tbe South American republics.
Switzerland, Denmark and Austria have
partially adopted it. It is legalized or per
missive, but is not compulsory, in the
United States or Great Britain.
ConI Susnr Condemned by Doctor.
In Pari the saccharin, or sugar
from coal, has been unanimously conden
by the medical profession, because it
ously troubles digestion. In conseqd
ot tneir recommendation, a law nas
enacted prohibiting tbe nse oi coal sua
a arUele ef wed.,
FADS OPMCR MEN.
now the Wealthy Pass Some of Their
Leisure Moments at Home.
THEIR ELEGANT BILLIARD ROOMS
And the Costly and Artistic Furniture With.
Which They are Filled.
OTHER BICE AND ATHLETIC APPARATUS
nmiimt ron the, dispatch.'.
Billiard rooms used to be in the basement,
bnt as other rooms they are tending upward.
Houses will soon have to be all top. Men
will go np stairs to play billiards when they
won't go down stairs. In the basement
they are too near the servants, whose ears
are preternaturally acntc. TJp stairs there
is greater freedom for conversation.
Men who have sons find that if there is a
well equipped billiard room near the roof
with good air, unrestricted vision, adequate
privacy and satisfactory means of "refresh
ment, that sons after, business hours are
much more apt to come home, bring their
friends with them, and play nntil dinner
than to go to their clubs.
Wealth and discriminating -architects
have produced' some marvelous billiard
rooms in this town. An architect of large
experience says that nothing in the country
compares with the billiard room of Mr. "W.
K. Vanderbilt. It is a Moorish room open
ing out of the great Francis I. banqueting
room. The walls are wainscotted in five
feet wide old Moorish tiles brought from
Spain, rich with irridescent dyes and pea
cocks' eves luster, a secret that modern
enamels have never recovered. Above the
wainscotting the walls are of papier niache,
modeled in designs secured from the Al
hambra 20 years ago by Mr. B. M. Hunt, a
favor not granted since by the Spanish Gov
ernment There have been plenty of models
since secured with geometrical precision by
calipers and ennning instruments, but these
show the blunted angles and softened lines
of the original, and as they are colored with
the same tints have that charm which the
greater precision would not give.
The doors and ceiling are of butternut,
elaborately ornamented with Moorish inter
laced work. The mantel and the fire-facings
of the horseshoe arch are of Mexican
onyx, and a series of onyx columns above
the mantel breast makes niches where tbe
cues and other necessary solids and liquids
ot a billiard room are kept. Opposite the
mantel is a fountain secured in a niche
where the water breaks in spray over silver
ribs with beautiful effect. The window of
the room is in itself a notable feature. It is
filled with perforated ornaments and behind
this a large onvx, so thin as to be almost
transparent. This is of butternut, inlaid in
Moorish designs, and in keeping are clftirs
and divan. Adjoining is a Moorish toilet
room lined with Moorish iles with 'the
figures in onyx.
THE NECESSARY rrXTUEES.
The essentials of a billiard room are few,
but they are very essential. There must be
plenty of clear space around the tables. The
wall should be such that cues awkwardly
handled shall not harm them. There should
be no projections to stride out, and imperil
the arms and shoulders of the enthusiastic
players. There should be raised seats con
veniently out of the way for onlookers.
There should be recesses for cues and other
things. The perfect billiard room contains
Mr. Cornelius Yanderbilt's billiard room
is in tbe basement, tbe corner room. It i,
in fact, a mahogany box within the room
proper, and so complete that at any time it
conld be removed like cabinet work. The
niches for cues,-the closets for refreshments,
cigars, etc, are all. inclosed " with this
mahogany lining, and in order, as has been
intimated, that there should be no projec
tions to interfere with the elbow room, the
divan for spectators is in the alcove which
makes the bay of the parlor. ThS table is
of mahogany, richly carved, a Collender
table made according to the designs of the
A billiard table, like a piano, is in form a
thing to be endured when it cannot be alle
viated. Certain conditions are inevitable.
It must have dimensions 4x9 feet. It
must have strong supports. For years it
was accordingly strong, but clumsy. Now
it is strong, but less aggressive. Architects
have wrestled with it and finally brought it
into subjection. So important is any suc
cessful result that Peabody and Stearns,
who designed the tables in the Union
League Club, patented tbe design, and the
House Committee of tbe club, as a courtesy
will sometimes permit members to have the
design repeated for themselves. Mr. Louis
Tiffany & Co. have designed billiard tables
in white enamel and gilt, daintily enough
in color for my lady's chamber. Usually,
however, thev are ot stnrdier character and
in dark woods.
SOMe HAHDSOME TABLES.
Mr. George Vanderbilt has a table of Jap
anese design. The wood is lacquered in
old red and dragons and other grotesque
forms of brass arc hammered in. This is
presumably placed in a Japanese room.
Such rooms are lined with matting, which
is an admirable protection for the walls
against the cue,.
The billiard room of Mr. Calvin S. Brice
is pannelled with matting, although not a
Japanese room, Mr. Brice's billiard table is
considered one of the handsomest in town.
It is of oak elaborately carrcd, and particu
lar attention has been given to making its
legs objects of beauty, as the legs
are almost the only chance that the de
signer has. For Mr. Brice's table thejcloth
was specially dyed to match the antique
blue green of the ceiling which gives the
color tint of the room. It appears that
the cloth used in billiard tables is a
special weave made by a man named
Simoni in Belgium and can be procured no
where else. The green of the ordinary table
is as well known as the grass from which it
borrows its tint. Occasionally other tints
are used, gray, for example, but in very rare
cases. One of tbe most astonishing tables
just ordered andwhich the makers call a
ireaK, speaking iu mu lauguagc ul me siue
show, has a bright yellow cloth cover, yel
low satin pockets and brass covers to the
pockets. It was ordered through a large
decorative firm here and it would be inter
esting to know for what gay-minded and
Tbe handsomest billiard table ever made
in this country was for Patti, who, as is
known, is an enthusiastic lover of billiards,
and it is graciously said plays a good game.
The' table was of rose and amaranth
woods, with hand-painted panels bordered
by relays ot ivory. It cost 53,000 and is
now at Craig-y-nos, her castle in "Wales.
The billiard room of a gentleman who
forbids his name to be used, has some pretty
architectural features. It is a long room in
colonial styles, and wainscotted in oak
within three feet of the ceiling above, which
is a frieze painted by Mr. Francis Lathrop.
At each end is a dais with divans, and these
are architecturally placed in alcoves by
letting down from the ceiling perforated
screens, which seem to reproportion the
room. The windows are filled with Crow
inhield glass, and the receptacles for cues
and the closets are appropriately recessed.
One feature of this room does not seem so
desirable. The table is placed on a plat
form with room, of course, for the players,
but in the excitement of a game it is always
possible for a man to take an unlucky
back step and lose his equanimity, if noth
Not only one of the handsomest bnt a bil
liard room the most appropriately mascu
line in its fittings is that of Mr. Howell Os
borne, at the Osborne villa at Mamaroneek,
whichis, by tbe way, one of the most dis
tinguished country seats, both in its archi
tecture and in its decoration in the suburbs
of New York. This room is in oak, with
oak studded ceiling, and the walls are cov-
wiLwitb. brews oalfekia fastened to plaee
with brass nails. The calf, excepting in its
sweet breads, seems never so truly valuable
as in this form. The soft brown hue of the
tanned hide is one of the most agreeable
tints that nature and man nave combined
to produce. It carries with it also such a
pleasant suggestion of strength, endurance,
indifference to hard knocks,asenseof virility,
complimenting those things one likes to
think of men, and therefore so appropriately
used in men's rooms and belongings.
A CHAPTER OK CUES.
Not a great deal of attention is given to
handsome billiard cues. Length, weight
and balance are the important considera
tions. The wood proper is ash finished wjth
leather tips that are made by the French
peasants, and not procurable elsewhere.
Each cue is or should be constructed 60 that
it will balance in the middle when placed
acsoss tbe finger. For this reason the end
in the hand is usually of lighter wood and
here some ornamentation is given. A present
fashion consists in bead-like moldings that
assist the hand in its grip. But the most
expensive cnes are ornamented something
like peacock eyes, with successive curving
bands of color, and these are formed of in
lays of colored wood so perfectly joined that
they look more like enamels or lustrous
Billiards are rather a polite accomplish
ment than an exercise, and so owe nothing
to the later prominent of athletics. On this
subject men hold diverse opinions. One man
will tell you how he has recently had all
the rheumatism shaken out of his bones by
placing him under the direction of a pro
fessor of physical -development. The pro
fessor's regimen usually includes a dietary
schedule, which should not be admitted in
taking ths results into consideration. Other
men look with dismay on the increase of
sudden derangements of the heart which
bowl a man over before "he knows anything
is the matter with him, and these are at
tributed to the newly acquired taste for ex
ercise. Mr. Cbauncey Depew, to me the
other day, attributed his fine health, amid
increasing cares, to the fact that he took no
exercise, and quoted Mr. Evarts, whose
health in a long and busy Hie has. been
phenomenally good, in support of the same
Still the tide goes the other way. Most
busy men make some provision in their
schpme of life for exercise. Dumb bells and
Indian clubs are found in most bathrooms.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie has a pulling machine
for getting his mnscles in trim. Numbers
crowd the athletic clubs, the boys';schools
and now the girls' schools are introducing
gymnasiums with trapezes and turning bars.
Some few private honses include gymnasi
ums. Mr. "W. K. Vanderbilt has a private
gymnasium above his banqueting room.
This was suggested by tbe construction of
the banqueting room, the ceilingof whichis
hung from theroof. Tbespace above through
which the trusses extend seemed valueless
except for this purpose, for which the beams
and supporters fitted exactly. Accordingly
the usual equipments of a private gymnasi
um are found here and it is a royal place for
roller skating and velocipede exercise for the
A FANCY SKATER.
You do not often get a chance to see a
sugar broker dance, as Mr. W. S. Gilbert
has aptly remarked. "We do more often see
a man skate whose income it is alleged is
16,000,000. Nor does Mr. John D. Bocke
feller intend that be should be seen in his
favorite pastime, for a high board fence now
shuts in the refreshing green that used so
agreeably to lie exposed for the benefit of
tired town eyes on each side of his house,
and also screens his private skating rink.
This is not for roller skating, but is an ice
rink, and is intended primarily for Mr.
Bockefeller's own diversion. Here in the
winter he skates every morning before going
down town, and is joined usually by some of
his business friends. There are skating
classes for the misses and daughters who do
not skate, and all the provisions for a merry
time. It is doubtful if out of Russia another
man gratifies his taste in this particular
way, and there is something delightfully
naive in a man so fatally rich prosecuting
his boyhoods tastes and skill iu this ingen
ious manner in the heart of a city.
Another man who takes his exercise under
exceptionally happy circumstances, and in
a novel manner is Dr. F. N. Otis, the
prominent and popular physician.
Dr. Otis is addicted to the rowing ma
chine, which furnishes an admirable exer
cise, but is really a great stretch on one's
dignity. The idea of sitting up in a dry
room and pulling with any heartiness on
oars that never touch water requires more
imagination than most men are willing to
expend in the mere pursuit of health. But
Dr. Otis assists the delusion, that it is really
necessary to give the first impetus to the
blood-stirring current by having the end of
the room toward which he looks as he pulls
on his oars filled with a large painting.
This is a Lake George landscape painted for
this especial purpose by Mr. Homer Martin.
Mr. Martin has imagination enough and
charm of touch sufficient to expand the walls
and glorify the ballroom which Dr. Otis has
dedicated to his recreation. And Dr. Otis
has imagination or he could never have de
vised so happy an expedient And so as he
sits and rows ho has daily the illusory de
light of pulling out from the lovely shores
of one of the loveliest of all lovely fakes.
' Maei? Gat Humpheets.
EANDALL'S POPULAR DAUGHTER.
A Girl Witliont Any Ifonaenso nod Who
Saitntns Her Fntbcr.
I saw the other day a strong-featured
young lady, wearing glasses, driving rather
a stylish turnout, one of those yellow "buck
boards" with a small rail around, and a seat
for a footman behind. The horse was raw
boned and clumsy. l The young lady held
the whip and reins in an independent, off
hand way, as if she were on a genuine Penn
sylvania "buckboard" going to the cheese
factory, and the load behind were a can of
milk instead of a big black man in livery.
In her featnres I recognized Samuel J.
Bandall, and knew her to be his daughter.
Bandall is one of the most affectionate men
in his family I ever knew, but somehow, if
possible, I think he is more devoted to his
unmarried daughter than to any of the rest.
Sheis as much like him as a young girl can
be like an old man in appearance, and her
manners and disposition would make any
one recognize her who knew him. She is
absolutely devoid of affectation, and is as
smart as a whip. During her father's ill
ness she has been his stand-by. "When it
was thought that hewas in danger of death,
her force of , character sustained Mrs.
Bandall and the rest of the family, and
after he got back to his work she used to
come to his committee room to see how he
felt and to offer him assistance. No matter
how much perplexed and taxed by his work,
a smile of pleasure came on his face at
sight of her. He would throw his arm
across her shoulders as if Bhe were a boy.
He says she sustains him, and he is as proud
of her as can be. When she walks down
the avenne she attracts considerable atten
tion without knowing it. She always walks
with a brisk, "swinging gat, and never
wears a bustle. She is one of the most pop
ular girls in "Washington.
HAK1NG CHROME IKON.
A New Process Dlseorered by a Norwegian
A Norwegian engineer has obtained a
ten years' patent for a new process for the
manufacture of chrome iron. A well
mixed proportion of finely pulverized
chrome ore, powered charcoal and tar are
made red hot in a closed vessel, allowed to
cool, and finally remelted Jn a crucible, to
gether with a certain pioportion of pulver
ized iron ore, powdered charcoal borax,
ground glass and cyanide of potassium. The
proportions of the mixture are secret.
Miss Crimp People say I look like my
sister. "What do yon think about it, Mr.
Mr. Softy (her sister's beau)-;;! think yon
iook. very iiiuuu H&.S year um, DUt .piease
SUNDAY, JUNE 9,
Shirley Dare Tells Why Women Want
REMOVING SPOT? ON THE PACE,
What to Do for Bed Noses, Flushed Faces
and Shiny Complexions.
ANSWERS FOR ANXIOUS INQUIRERS.
WBrrTEX FOB THE DISPATCH. 3
This letter must be given up to cosmetics,
or editors will have to answer the 400 in
quiring correspondents themselves. Next
to money making, or making a living, people
seemed to be concerned about their looks,"
and it is quite reasonable, for on personal
attractiveness, in physique and manner, de
pends most that makes life worth living.
Somnch hinges on -personal favor, among
men and women, that it must redeem the
office of the cosmetic and hygienic adviser,
from the mere pander to the vanity to that
of the confidante who must minister to
soul and body, to put people in right rela
tions with themselves.
There is a half divine pleasure in this"
impersonal service to those whose names are
often unknown, to feel that in removing a
blemish, or improving a dull appearance,
one is giving confidence to sensitive, shy
people, and banishing the smart of unde
served inferiority. Some of these letters
touch one deeply, from the motherless girls
who have nobody to advise them; the lads
away from home, anxions as girls to have a
good complexion, and justly so, the yonng
wives who tell a whole story in the line, "I
am afraid my husband does not love me as
he did when I was better looking," and the
women of 40 who still work to look well for
their husbands and their big boys. "Will
correspondents in all cases send an address
at which replies can reach them, in no case
A SALLO-VV SKIK.
"Bother" writes that she suffered from sal
low skin and sulphur-colored blotches on
the face, for which she "doptored" with
solittle success as to discourage fler till she
tried the taraxacum treatment. The small
spots have left her face, the complexion is
daily becoming clearer, and she says "I am
not ashamed to have anybody look at me.
Still one spot on the forehead does not re
move, and grows darker instead of lighter.
I have no mother, ana am the only girl, so
that I have nobody but a doctor to go to for
advice. All the doctors say it is nothing,
and tell me to never miud it. But I do." I
wish "Bother" had sent her address, for one
can't help having a kind corner in one's
heart for the girl who has no mother, and
only a doctor to go to for advice, who tells
her a blemish of such flagrant sort is noth
ing. A future of love and success has been
lost for such a mere nothing "before this. In
such a case baths, friction daily, especially
over the right side, where the liver is, and
careful diet, with coarse bread, cereals and
much fruit juice shonld form a part of the
treatment, and two or three doses of com
pound licorice powder be taken successive
nights. This is well known at most drug
stores, and costs something like 10 cents an
ounce. The spot may be rubbed at night
with this paste: Elder-flower ointment, one
ounce, mixed with sulphate of zinc, 20
grains. Take care not to let it touch the
skin beyond the spot. At morning wash it
with Castile soap and soft warm Water, and
bathe five minntes with a lotion of citric
acid and 30 grains in one-half pint fusion of
roses. Thisshould dispel the spot in a fort
night. FACE "WASHES.
Formulas for Magnolia Balm and other
face washes containing chalk and bismuth
will not be given in these letters.
"Hattie S." To make hair grow on a
high forehead, try rubbing the skin with
flannel till red, and applying another flannel
wet with oil of lavender over night, bind
ing it on by a tape round the head. A year's
trial is not too much time for the experi
ment. Or, apply high test kerosene, with
out rubbing the skin, repeating the applica
tion nightly and letting it evaporate at will.
To all inquiries about the toilet mask, and
iheir name is legion, it must be said that
the use of any mask proves less advisable
than other toilet preparation"", which im
prove the complexion more "quickly and
rleasantly. For this and other reasons, I
advise the use of a lotion which dries into a
protective layer on the face, that will not
wash off. The lotion is perfectly safe, and
refines the skin more rapidly than anything
known. The price is 1 a bottle. It is not
a paint or powder ii any shape, and does
not disfigure the face in its effect. But it
should be distinctly understood that no
lotion or mask, medicated or not, will ever
refine the skin, unless care is civen to diet
and health. "Women seem to think a toilet
mask will prove all that is necessary to in
sure a good complexion, which is a great
"Constant Header" finds her neck turn
ing brownish yellow where the collar of her
dresses ruh it, and ammonia will not remove
the stain. For snch discolorations apply
powdered borax wet with very little cam
phor, letting the paste dry on the skin for
IS minutes, then washing off. Repeated
daily this will bleach the skin, provided a
thin lawn is worn between the neck and the
dress collar. The dvc of the material has
possibly stained 'he skin.
A DANGER SIOKAI.
"Ninon." Bel noses seem to be the
affliction of many persons who take great
care of their health. A nose always reddish
at the sides and swelling and 'growing
frightfully red at the first touch of cold is
truly a humiliation, and when it comes
without use of malt or spiritous liquors, in
spite of the closest personal care, it is the
sign of deep-seated internal disorders.
Unsuspected disease of 'the intestines, in
flammation which gives little discomfort,
signal their lurking danger by this persist
ent redness of the nose. At once lay aside
the use of white bread and pastry forever,
making whole wheat meal bread, and
wheaten grits and staples of diet, without
discarding meat or other acceptable food.
But the use of bolted fine flour is responsi
ble for most of the brain exhaustion and
the worst inflammatory disorders of modern
civilized life. Tbe experience of the wisest
physicians confirm this, and nothing can be
said too strongly against this waste of vital
ity and stinting the" most necessary food of
A woman with a red nose should wear a
wet bandage about the hips, and take tepid
sitz baths daily, to relieve internal inflam
mation, a treatment which of itself is
enough to cure many abdominal diseases
without the degrading and painful practice
common in snch cases. Laxatives like com
pound licorice powder, figs and senna or
castor oil should be used freely, beginning
with a dose nightly for three nights, then
one every third night, for a fortnight or a
month, as suits the person. This removes
accumulated wastes which inflame the tis
sues, and if the habit of using coarse food
has been established meantime, nature will
Erevent further trouble. But few persons
aveany idea of the
STRICT REGIMEN NECESSARY
to prevent harm when nature has once fallen
into disrepair. Going without coarse bread
a day or two because it does not suit domes
ticconveqience toprovideit,witl throwaner
vous person hack into sleeplessness, oppres
sion of the brain and very likely neuralgia.
Just so, one who is dieting for complexion,
which includes purity of blood, will find
very Blight irregularities of food-and habits
undo the good of weeks of care. All athletes
know that a glass of ice water-or a rich dish
tasted at the wrong time will so destroy
their fine physical balance as to lose the
productof a month'scostly training. Health
and supremely good condition are so pre
cious, so invatnable to ns, that probably
this extreme care is not too high a price to
pay to impress us with its worth.
' A red nose or a flushed faee will exeuse
jBy, ueraaEasiae w ei,-Mwew w resiewj
its unsightliness. Farther, a good face
powder cools tbe inflammation of the skin,
and nothing is" better than precipitated car
bonate of zinc with an equal part of French
chalk, which is really a fine soapstone,
white and adhesive. Bismuth powders are
not to be recommended, delicate as their
effect may be. A little rood nowder laid on
and spread with the tips of the fingers, veils
tne reaness ana renders the lace less ouy.
Two lotions are recommended for red noses
and faces, one a very weak wash of white
vitriol dissolved in soft water, say the bulk
of a pea in a pint of water. The strength
of chemicals varies so with age and expos
ure that it is only safe to judge snch washes
by trying them on a morsel of skin. If
they burn or smart unpleasantly, reduce
with water, spoonful byspoonful till only a
slight irritation is felt. The second lotion
Lis 15 grains of tannic acid dissolved in five
ounces of camphor water. These washes
are to be applied with a sponge or cloth to
the face and left to dry several times a day.
say from six to twelve times. "When the
redness of face is due to latent erysipelas no
time should be lost in consulting a good
doctor, and entering on a thorough course
of treatment by baths and ont-door living
to avert the horrors of settled disease.
A CURE TOR -WRDKXES.
One correspondent writes from Omaha:
"Since I have been in this country.my skin
is so dry and wrinkled I don't know what
to do with it I have never used cosmetics
of any sort, with the exception of almond
meal recommended by Mrs. (a well
known writer on cosmetics), Taut after three
months' use wrinkles were more apparent
than before. I am 29 years old, which may
account for my wrinkled skin and gray hair,
but if I continue at this rate, what will I
look like at 40? I cannot explain to you
what the lost of beauty means to me, bnt
could I do so' I feel sure that you would
sympathize with me and help me." B. L.
"What the loss of beauty means to these
"inquiring women" is too easy to guess. It
means often tbe loss of a husband's interest,
or the loss of a lover; which women do not
seem to take in the light it is intended, a
favor in advance.
B, L. needs to counteract a dry, bilious
habit of body, which lessens the natural
moisture of the skin, by frequent baths; or
stiU better, wet packs, as hydropaths call
them, which are as cosmetic and purifying
as vapor baths. For a pack, cover a bed
with a rubber sheet and two blankets over
it, wrap the person, undressed, in a wet
cotton sheet, or wet gown wrung out of hot
water, and let her lie down on the blankets
and be snngly folded in them, the head wet
and a warm brick at the feet. The arms may
be left ont, and the shoulders wrapped in a
separate small blanket, great care being taken
not to let tbe patient get chilly an instant, or,
on the other hand, to let tbe bead become
flushed and full by
OVERHEATING THE BLOOD.
Presently the subject begins to perspire, as
Ulna vapor bath, as if the flaids of the body
were flowing through a strainer, and she usu
ally falls into the sweetest sleep. Indeed the
wet pack is a great cure for Insomnia. In half
an hour, a warm bath should follow, with clean
warm clothing, which last has more to do with
clear skins than most people believe. In
doors, one may secure a moist atmosphere,by
keeping a plentiful evaporation of water in
rooms, nut from the poor little stove vases, but
from broad enameled pans, at least 15 inches
across, which shonld vaparize two quarts a day
in a room 15x15x10. This would not only pre
vent wrinkles, but throat and lnng diseases.
When about house-keeping duties or out of
doors, a little vasaline should be rnbbed into
the face, especially In the lines next the nose
and the droop of the mouth, about the outer
corners of the eyes and on the forehead. This
should be done when the face is washed and
dried, the first part of the toilet, left a few
minntes and gently wiped off to prevent a
shiny look, leaving a soft moistnre on the face.
Warm water for washing face and hands,
warm sift towels, and vasaline
will keep any skin soft and free from
wrinkles, if begun in young womanhood. For
protection from the drying winds of the West,
one must use vaseline or cold cream before
going out and wear a very thin gauze veil, not
black lace, whose snots and meshes injurs the
eyes. Borne exquisite creams for tbe com
plexion are sold, which really refine it, but the
formulas are secret. Lastly, In a dry region,
one should drink more than usual, to supply
the fluids of the system. A large goblet of
filtered water five times a day shouldbe sipped,
much to the benefit of tbo health. Vapor baths
are Indispensable In our dry climate. Ulycerine
is not'klnd to all sorts of complexions, and
almona meal is too often a mixture of flour,
castile soap and the refuse from which almond
oil has been pressed, with all the astringency of
the skin of the kernels. Women Bhonld make
their own almond paste, and always blanch tbe
kernels before pounding in a mortar. A pure
rose water, distilled from petals of fine roses, is
greatly desirable as a toilet preparation, most
of the rose water known being a compound, of
cheap ottar and magnesia with distilled com
mon water; and far from possessing the proper,
ties of true rose water. These commercial Imi
tations have very little value.
'some valuable hints.
J.F. L. Use the loofa, By all means, for
rheumatic ailments with poor digestion and
sleepless nights. If it is too scratchy, try fric
tion with flannel. But tbe use of coarse crack
era and acid fruit, if well borne by the diges
tion, should be more for you with friction than
friction alone. Subbing tbe body with cocoa
nut oil would help you gain strength and flesh,
using half a cup ot oil for tbe entire form each
night and letting the skin absorb it. Bnobing
a cut lemon on the affected parts will often re
lieve rheumatism and neuralgia.
"Florida, Anita and others," who askabpnt
toilet marks, may address me personally, Tri
bune Building, New York. v
"3. H." should use the finest magnesia pow
der for a shiny nose. The invisible ' powder
named will do no harm. Bhe may also bathe it
in camphor spirits frequently to correct the
greasy tendency, and be careful to use none but
coarse bread. Bedness and coarseness of the
nose is index to visceral inflammation and ob
structions which must be removed. Drink
grape juice at each meal, if you can get it un
fermented, or use tbe jnice of stewed rhubarb
till grapes come again. Bub lemon juice on the
nose, and dust with powdered borax, while
moist, at night. , . c
"W. II. Phila." will find the process for cure
of crooked shoulders described in "1 heory and
Practice of the Movement Cure," by Charles F.
Taylor, published many years since, but to be
found in second-hand bookstores or public
"Twelve Inquirers" wfll find the taraxacum
treatment and other processes described at
length in my "Ugly Girl Papers," printed a
dozen years since by Harpers', to which I must
refer them for of t-repeated directions. "Ad
mirer" should order a pint of fluid extract
taraxaenm. with one tablespoonf nl of man
drake extract added, and should also leave off
greasy, indigestible food. Shirley Dake.
AMERICAN MINING IJiGINEERS.
Adventures In Sooth America) Alaska and
tbe (yordclleras of Slexlco.
From the New York World.!
Mining engineers have a hard time of it.
They are looked upon as doctors who may
be called at any hour of the day or night to
go here, there or anywhere else, and it must
be conceded that, generally, the engineers
are as eager for employment as the medicos.
"While tbe doctors are confined to their bail
iwicks, the mining engineer's scope is
bonndless as the sea. "We read to-day of a
well-known American expert, Edward Bates
Horsey, concluding his ' examination
of certain gold mines in the new South Af
rican gold fields, being abont to start for
London to report. On lower Broadway vou
meet M. C. Hillyer, another noted export
whom a tew montns ago wnen heard irom
was in the heart of the Andes, South
America, examining silver mines, andonly
a few months before he had comedown from
icy Alaska, where he sampled tbe remark
able gold mines of that new field. At the
Brunswick you meet Angustns J. Bowie,
Jr., of San Francisco, who can relate mar
vellous adventures in the heart of the Cor
dilleras of Mexico, or upon the deserts of
Nevada or Arizona while earning a fat fee
on a supposed mining property. They get
big pay, but they take their lives in their
hands. No wonder when they return after
a hard trip they want a good long rest and
dread to start ont again i
Ie in Job Lou.
Uhicago wife What will yon charge
for procuring me a divorce from my hus
band? Chicago Lawyer Have we ever secured
a divorce for you?
C. W iio, 1 don't remember ever having
gotten a divorce through your office.
O, L We shall havo to charge yon $5
for the first divorce, bnt, as a matter of
coarse, if yon will promise to give us all
youif cases of this nature is the future we
WHBsaKeyosaewraw.K h,, 't
UAiJWBi ln I I N ll I I '
BY A CLEBGYMAN.
. I WRITTEN FOR THE DISPATCH. 1
The frightinl disaster on the banks of
the Conemaugb, illustrates again and di
vinely what the Chicago conflagration and
the Boston fire and the floods in the "Valley
pf the Ohio, manifested in the recent past
the greatest intimacy which now binds
States and communities together. The
former isolation and antagonisms are no
longer possible. The railroad and telegraph
have made tbe most distant regions next
door neighbors. Suffering is no longer in
divTdnai, or at best communal: it is na
tional, international. Cities are connected
like children of one fsmily. If one is as
sailed, all the rust run to the rescue.
The wires had scarcely begun to flash the
news East and "West, North and South, be
fore New York, Boston, Chicago, St. Lonis,
Cincinnati, as well as this city and the great
towns nearby rushed to the telegraph office
and eagerly inquired, "Whatcan we do for
you?" The waves of devastation that rolled
down the fated valley had not begun to sub
side, before another wave, a glorious flood
of sympathy, an inundation of money, food,
clothing followed it, and spread itself in
blessing as the other had in destruction.
Such an outflow renews one's respect for
human natnre. It is the sweet fruitaze of
Christian manhood and womanhood. Amer
ica is seen to be &a cosmopolitan in virtues
as in vices. "If anything were needed,"
writes one, "to give the lie to such as say
that trade is merely selfish, that commerce
is only mercenary, that the American thinks
of nothing but dollars, it can be found in
the sublime spectacle of spontaneous, con
tinental generosity which seeks to bnry loss
and death under tbe mighty tide of help
and consolation." Such an exhibition is
A Century' Chnnges.
Men are hopeful or desponding according'
to temperament; and for the rest, according
to standpoint. Viewed from one side, things
appear to be going from bad to worse by the
lightning express. Viewed from the other side,
all life is seen to be a development out of dark
ness and Into sunshine.
The recent Centennial has suggested many
and significant comparisons of the past with
the present, social, industrial, political. The
relicloos progress of the centnry has not re
ceived so much attention, and yet it is the most
amazing of all.
In 1789, when Washington took the oath,
there was one church member to every 14.5 of
the population; which would give a total of
200,000. In 1889 there is one chnrch member in
every three of the population; that is 20,000,000.
A hundred years ago there were not MethodlsU
enough in the whole country to make up a
camp meeting; now they number more com
municants than there were then people on tbe
continent. A hundred years ago, the Baptists
were persecuted and banned in the North and
in the South; to-day they are foremost in repu
tation and adherents. A hundred years ago
the Congregational churches of New England
were a part of tbe State: their growth and in
fluence are tbe result of their disestablishment.
A hundred years ago, the Episcopal Church,
which was discredited by its Tory learnings.
and whose parsons were prohibited from drunk- I
annMa liv sf ,tnt In thliTA,. nf rftna im aa '.
becomes the church of Washington and Madi
son, a leader in good words and works. A hun
dred years ago, tbe Presbyterian Church was
supported, measurably, by lotteries; these have
long since disappeared as an orthodox source
Still better is the showing in Christian work.
Within this wonderf nl century have been born
the great missionary, and reformatory, and
benevolent societies which have belted the
earth with zones of beatitude. Moreover, this
is the lavman's age. The minister no longer
does it all. His voice Is snpplemented,bis bands
are Increased, his nersonalltv Is multiplied bv
those of co-operating and consecrated millions. J
ins prayer mteuoK, mo cuouay scoooi, tne
Christian Association, the Christian Endeavor
Society these are the omnipresent and gigantic
instruments or tne new me ox unristianity.
Burely. its path is like that of the just, 'Shin
ing more and more unto the perfect day."
A Wonderful Woman.
The death, in May, of Laura Brldgman re
Calls her miraculous story as startling as any
in the pages of history, secular or profane.
She was bom possessed of all her faculties.
In infancy she was subject to severe fits, which
shattered her nervous system. Before she was
2 years old she was prostrated by scarlet fever,
which completed the apparent destruction of
her physique. She became blind, deaf, dumb,
and lost the senses of taste and smelL It was
death in life. She was burled in herself.
"Here," writes the late Horace Mann, who was
familiar with the case "was this glorious world
nature, beauty, love, humanity, without: there,
within, brooded and moaned an immortal soul.
What passage shall be opened to that hidden
spiritual continent? Who shall enter and
gather tbe frnits of this new garden of the
Hesperedes? What angel shall convey a spark
to kindle the incense laid upon that seques
tered altar? There was but one man on earth
who had the patience and courage to open the
sarcophagus, and bring to life the Imprisoned
spirit that man was Or. Samuel O. Howe, of
Boston, the most successful of all instructors
of the blind."
He took the child upon his-knee, and day
after day, with divine patience, opened an ave
nue to her soul, bringing out the captive into
tbe light of day, and the more precious licht of
knowledge into a perception of the truths
that pertain to time and eternity. He found
her a blank voiceless, thoughtless, inaccessi
ble. He made her sensible, beautiful, learned,
happy; far more intelligent and useful than
the average of young ladies who have bad
more than her advantages, with none of her de
privations. During more than half a century she con
tinued to teside in the institution where she re
covered possession of herself, and here she
died in ber 63th year. Though always frail,
she was tbe most industrious and cheerful of
women. She had a wonderful knowledge of
character, which she literallv read at her fin
ger ends. Sbo was singularly thoughtful of
others and sweetly benevolent. At tbe time of
the famine In Ireland, she bought with money
earned by her own work a barrel of flour which
was sent to the sufferers. In 1SG3 she was bap
tized and admitted to membership In tbe Bap
tist Church. Her life was beautifully consist
ent with that act. If Laura Brldgman stands
as an illustrious example in tbe chanter of
philanthropy, she stands as an equally illustri
ous example in the chapter of grace. Blessed
Is ber memory: and blessed, also, the memory
of her mental and moral father, Dr. Samuel U.
At the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Ameri
can Sunday School Union (one of the largest
and best of nnsectarlan agencies) recently held,
the following summary of work for the year
ending March 1, 18S9, was officially submitted:
New Sunday schools organized, 1,736, contain
ing 7,869 teachers and 63,375 scholars; schools
aided. 1,816, with 13,015 teachers and 123,538
scholars; schools previously reported aided,
4,432, containing 21,778 teachers and 201,531
scholars; Bibles distributed. 8,625; Testaments,
ll,68lrfamilies visited. 40,041; addresses deliv
ered, 11.341; miles traveled, 409,308. At least
4,000 hopeful conversions have been reported,
and over 100 churches of different denomina
tions have grown from these schools in 12
Two View ot Tirtne.
Dr. Blair concluded one of bis eloquent but
indefinite discourses on "Virtue" thus: "O,
virtue, it thou wert embodied, all men would
love thee V Later in the day his colleazne
thus replied from the same pulpit! "Virtue
has been embodied but how was she treated ?
Did all men love her ? No I Sbo was despised
and rejected of men, who, after defaming. In
sultinc and scourging her, led her to Calvary,
where they crucified her between two thieves I"
Old King James published a "Blast Against
Tobacco." A more modern reformer publishes
a blast against certain abuses connected with
the cigarettes. The manufacturers of cigar
ettes are cultivating an awf nl harvest ot sin by
tbelr advertising schemes. They are issuing
thousands upon thousands of obscene pictures,
which are given away with packages of cigar
ettes, 'and thus undermining all tba: is pure in
the youth of our country. Have these men no
conscience? no shame? Is there no law that
can punish them and suppress their crime
against the virtue of our rising generation? Is
it not time for the religious press to brand them
byname before the public as the enemies of
our race? Debauehers of the body andde
hauchers of the soul you are eating away the
manliness of the c4sMe generation who are to
gerera oar eearr,rwk are we to expeet x
10 . -
the impurities of Pompon become a part ' f
men uany exuiencei .-W ,'
An Eloquent Friar. ij?
An Italian friar named Agostlno da Monte-.
feltro is creating a f urdr by his eloquence.
He went, recently, from Florence to Rome, ,m
where he is now preaching in the aristocratlo ,"'
but ugly Church of ban Carlo on the Corso. , ,
The edifice is crowded at each service with j.
motley congrcgation.cnmposed of cardinals and "
other dignitaries, mixed in with lords and
ladies and riff-raff from the streets. Father -. '
Acostino sways allatbiswillandm-eacbesthe -i
homely and nnpopnlar moralities with the fear
fulness of a Savanarola. He was, in the old
days, a soldier nnder Garibaldi: was crossed in
love; gave np the world and hid his griefs un
der.the cowl. Doubtless. n small pirt of his
nower as a "master of assemblies" comes from
his knowledge of the world gained before his
voluntary retirement. Converted men of af
fairs make tbo best preachers.
'WISHES TO SEE HIS C0WHIDEB.
A Railroad Doorman Advcrtlies for ths
Worann Who Whipped Him.
From the Mew Tork World."
A LIBERAL REWARD will be paid for the
address of tbe woman who struck a door
man at Grand Central depot May SO. Doorman,
care of Mendel's package office.
This queer advertisement, which appeared
yesterday, was the sequel to a most myste
rious and extraordinary scene which, oc
curred 3Iemorial Day in the waiting room
of the New York and New Haven Railroad
Company. Shortly before noon on that day
a well dressed, middle-aged woman with a
shawl thrown over one sbonlder and her
hands nervously twitching beneath the end
oi it, walked np to one of the employes and
"Is there a doorman employed here with
light side-whiskers, a fair comnlexion a
big, tall man, strongly built, who usually
watches the middle door?"
She was told that the description she gavg
tallied exactly with that of GusBaszewnski,
oue of the doormen. She inquired excitedly
if he were about, and said she wanted tn seq
him right away. The man was standing a
one end of the waiting room and he was
pointed out to her. "Without a word tba
woman walked up to where he was stand
ing, and pulling irom nnder her cloak a
long cowhide struck a vigorons blow at hisr
head. Although Baszewnski was not pre
pared for the attack he warded off the blow
and attempted to catch hold of the cowhide.
The woman managed to elude him, how
"I will teach you," she screamed, "not to
insult a defenseless woman again," and she
showered jdown blows upon his head with
The waiting room was packed with excur
sionists and the cowhiding created much ex
citement. Several of the employes ran ran
in between the woman and Baszewnski and
affteran effort managed to push her away.
The doorman ran in the opposite -direction
to get a policeman, he says. The unknown
woman then wrapped her cowhide in her
shawl and got on a Forty-second street car.
No one attempted to stop ber.
As soon as the officials heard ot the scene
the doorman was suspended till he could
give an explauatiou. He says he has no
idea who the mysterious woman was or why
she should have assaulted bim. He denies
ever having insulted anyone. Baszewnski
has been doorman for the New York and
New Haven for two years. No previous
charge has ever been made against him,'
and he is said to be of good character. Ha
put the above advertisement in the paper to
try and find the woman and get an explan-
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