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THE KTTSBimG- T PISPATC-, SU-D-f " OCTOBER ' 'Var.
IftFS BEST FBIEND,
Ouida Discourses Lovingly of Dogs
and Their Good Qualities.
ERRORS OP BEKCH-SHOW JUDGES.
Folly of Sacrificing a Dog's Feelings for
1F-KE2CCE IN CAMS- CHARACTERS
nntiTTis fob the dispatch.!
An English writer has declared that in
riew of the moral advantages which man
enjoys from constant intimacy with the doga
the former has not derrred all the benefits
e might hare done from contact with the
latter. This is one of those jests which are
sot without substance and suggestion in
fact The do? does continually display
qualities upon which man might with ad
Tantage mold his own conduct, and in un
selfishness the canine animal leaves the
human animal far behind him. There
is a charming story by Louis
Enault called the "Chien de Capitaine,"
which I should wish everyone who
cares for dogs to read, and which would,
even to those who do not care for animals,
awaken sympathy in the loyal rough-coated
four-footed hero and his troublous Odyssey
fromJSenegal to Normandy. A French critic
UUCC gravel J viyciiic- iw cwij vi iuia &iuu I
on the score that un chien ne pourrait pas
penser. ifow that a dog can, and does think, I
and think to much purpose, there can be no
doubt whatever to those who have studied
them in life with sympathy and attention.
I tin quite sure that a dog "thinks in exactly
the same manner as, although in a different
measure to ourselves. Sight and hearing be
ing supplemented in him by that wonderinl
sensibility of the olfactory nerves conferring
upon him a sixth sense, of which we can
form but a very vague conception, the dog's
views, actions, antipathies, attachments and
judgments of all events, places and persons
are coloied and guided by what this delicate
and marvelous act of nerves tell him about
The physiologist who destroyed the nerves
of a dog's nose lound, what he might have
knorn without the operation, that he de
stroyed in him all powers of discrimination,
selection and attachment. It is impossible
for us to measure the innumerable and
ultra-sensitive impressions conveyed by the
olfactory nerves to 'the canine brain, but
that on receiving these impressions his brain
thinks exactly as the human brain thinks,
there can be no doubt to anyone who is ac
customed to study dogs. 1 have seen a dog
standing in a doorway looking up and
down and pondering which way it would b
most agreeable to take, precisely as a club
lounger will stand on the steps of his club
and meditate whether be shall turn to the
right or to the left. Dogs have very strongly
marked volition, inclination and powers of
choice, and their wishes are too often neg
lected and set aside or brutally thwarted.
WELL-TEAK ED DOG.
The general idea of a well-brought-up dog
is a dog who is cowed out of all will of his
own; but it is only in leaving the animal
much of his own will that the interesting
characteristics of his idiosyncrasy can be
studied and enjoyed. A dog who is afraid
is a dog who has been robbed of the frank
charm of bis original temper; he becomes
hesitating and sad, if he does not become
sullen, and is so timid lest be should offend
that all his delightful impulsiveness disap
pears; instead ot a varied and most interest
ing individuality vou have a mere machine
wound by the single spring ot fear. Men
too often forget that all which they com
mand in sport, or in other forms of obe
dience, is against the nature of
thvrOpiosed to bis instincts,
oppressive to his desires; and they
should be infinitely more gentle And
forbearing than they are in the imposition
of their orders. The most entirely amusing,
delightful and affectionate dogs that I have
ever known have been the most completely
insubordinate. They were tiresome, no
doubt, sometimes; 'but in compensation how
droll, how interesting, how devoted, how
beautiful in their lithe, free attitudes, how
gay and how good humored in their sport
lvenessl "With our dogs, as with our human friend
ships and affections, to enjoy much we must
sacrifice something. "We must like the ani
mal for himself as well as for ourselves.
There is as much difference in the characters
of dogs as in those of men. I have known
many dogs, but have never known two alike,
while the monotony of the human types is
often painfully apparent.
I see with utter disapprobation and regret
all the tendency ot modern times to make
the dog into a chattel; to gamble with in a
minor degree, as the horse is in a greater
sense. All the shows and prizes and com
petition and heartburnings, all the adver
tisement of stud dogs and pedigrees and
cups won by this dog and that, are all in
jurious to the dog himself, tend to make ex
ternal points in him of a value wholly fic
titious," and to induce his owners to view
him with feeling varying in ratio with his
success or failure at exhibitions. The
physical sufferings endured by dogs at
these shows, the long journeys, the priva
tions, the separation Irom places and per
sons dear to them, the anxiety and sorrow
entailed on them, all these things are ex
ceedingly injurious to them, their health
and peace, and are ill compensated by the
questionable good done to the race through
the dubious value of conflicting verdicts on
the excellence of breed and form, verdicts
olten ignorant and worthless.
MISTAKES OF JUDGES.
The Maltese, for instance (called in
French the Havanesaia) dog has been
ruined in England by the absurd degree of
the judges at dog shows that the hair of
this breed should have no curl or wave in
it On the contrary a perfect Maltese or
lion dog should have undulated hair, fine
and soft as floss silk, curling at the ends,
and, when brushed out, surrounding his
small body with a snowy cloud.
This most beautiful of all small dogs was
a fashionable pet from the days, of Louis
XIII. to the Bevolution, and in all por
traits in which it was portrayed (it was
then termed chien du manchon) the hair is
seen to have been waving from the roots and
curling at the ends. The decree also of
dog-chow judges that there should be no
fawn in the ears is an error; for in the most
perfect specimens of this breed which are to
be found in Italy the fawn colored tips are
often seen. I wish that I could restore the
exquisite lion dog to its place in ftsbion,
usurped so unfittingly by the squat, clumsy,
deformed dackshund who is as ugly as he is
ridiculous on the cushion of a carriage or a
boudoir. -The lion dog is a beautiful pet,
little ' lace which has a look of
and his aristocratic appearance.
Gainsborough and Kevnolds chil
dren, his white silken coat, and his descent
from the darling of Versailles and "White
hall, all make him an ideal dog for women.
He is of high courage and great intelligence;
take him all in all there is no dog his equal,
and this little plucky patrician will tight
till he drops. The dog I have cared most
for in my life was of this breed; bis name
AH had been corrnpted into Lili; he was
lovely to the sight, passionately devoted in
affection, and of incomparable courage. He
lived with me for nine years which were as
happy years to him as it was possible for a
dog to know, and he lies in bis last sleep be
tween two magnolia trees under a marble
sun-dial on whose base a famons and noble
poet has written his epitaph:
Ecqnid est quod jure docemus amabile?
If os amat, et nobis esse fldelo patest,
Lili, pelle canis, data sunt tibl pelle snb ista
Digna fides homlnls pectare dignus Amor.
Which, for the unlearned, may be roughly
translated as meaning there is nothing bo
precious to us as the heart which loves and
responds to ours, and that such a heart was
Lili, although it was clothed in a canine
Old City Hall,
Friday Evening, November 1.
Grand Testimonial Concert
In acknowledgment of his heroic services in
behalf of music In America.
THE CELEBRATED ORCHESTRA,
LED BY THEODORE THOMAS.
And the Eminent Pianist,
Also the Famous Cellolst,
In a Popular Bequest Programme.
The people are invited to choose from three
programmes submitted, and to indicate any
other special pieces desired. Programmes may
now he had and tickets will be on sale at H.
Kleber Bro.'s Music Store, Monday, Octo
Reserved Beats $1 60 and SL ocZMS
JH. iM il-JNIf GUINEB"0X '
for Weak Stomacli Impaired Digestion Disordered Liver.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
PRIDE 25 CENTS PER BOX.
B. F. ALLEN & GO., Sole Agents
FOR WWTE STATES, 365 367 CAIYJJL ST., NEW YORK,
Who (if your druggist does not keep them) will mail Beecham's
Pills on receiptof pricefo inquire $rst. (Please mention this paper.)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28.
EVEBY ATTERNOON AND EVENING.
GRAY AND STEPHENS,
MINNIE OSCAR GRAY. W.T.STEPHENS.
In their Beautiful and Picturesque
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
NEW SAVED FROM THE STORM.
A Superb Company!
Elegant Scenery I
Incidental to the Flays,
THE DRAMATIC DOGS!
Owned ana trained by W. T. Stephens, will be
Week of Nov. 4-Barlow ros.' MinstreK
Corner Seventh avenue and New Grant street.
Anniversary Reception of the Imperial Club's
FAMOUS THURSDAY NIGHT
Don't Miss This One,
As there will be a beautiful
DIAMOND RING GIVEN AWAY
To any person holding the lucky number. Yon
will be given a number upon entering the hall.
Admission, 50c oc27-29
in llaSlfSMiiiiO a
ill'SHp fl'flf if
Sf The Most Complete
stock In the city.
BED ROCK PRICES
We also manufacture the
STEVENS CHAIR CO.
No. 3 SIXTH BT
PHOTOGRAPHER, 16 SIXTH STREET.
A fine, large crayon portrait $3 5U; see them
before ordering elsewhere. Cabinets, $2 and
12 W per dozen, PROMPT DELIVERY.
MB. B. D. "WILT,
Lessee and Manager.
beSng MONDAY, OCTOBER 28,
MATINEES WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY.
THE GRAND COMEDY TRIUMPH:
REED as the MISOGYNIST,
REED as the BIGAMIST.
REED as the TRIGAMIST.
Sydney Rosenfeld's Great Topical Parody,
IT "WS ..A. JDttEl'AJ&J"
Nov. 4, SOL. SMITH RUSSELL, A POOR RELATION.
Monday Evening, Oct. 28.
Matinees, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
' The Midgleys,
Emerson and Cook,
Thos. J. Virgia
Ripley and Rlsbee,
Smith and Post,
Miss Agnes Atherton,
Maynard and Mendoza,
Banford and Carroll,
The Bros. Wenti,
The Sisters Coyne.
Nor. 4 The Famous Rentz-Santley Novelty
and Burlesque Co. oc27-3
James Geary ...Manager
Harry Hcott Business Manager
WEEK, OCTOBER 28.
GEARY'S OWN MINSTREL CO.
Previous efforts succumb to greater achieve
ments. A Gigantic Assemblage.
THE "WESLEY BEOS., John and James,
Frank Emmerson, James Quigley, Geo.
Marshall, Chas. Welsh, Geo. Turner, James
Eaton, Frank Hogan, the Jones Bros., the
Great Hollis, Blacksom and Bums, Cri
terion Quintet, and a nnmber of others.
A Great Show. A Good Show. First
Week Nor. 4.-BAS9, the Ossified Man.
Underlie direetion of
ONE WEEK REG NN NG MONDAY. OCT. IZ'li
F . ! W
Matinees, Wednesday and Saturday. ''"&&''!
"3Tea- w.oo-p -cL "Wlioop ICo-iicl'
W. W. -Tillotson's Comedy Company Reintroduce.
Themselves in the
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THE MYTHOLOGICAL MINUET. .F' A
The Stage is draped in Handsome Black Portieres, in the Inokaaifag ' , 'j
Mythological Minuet ' "ffj
BIJOU PRICES: vsrloa slot- ,
Week November 4 Evans & Hoey in "A Parlor Matok." r m i
ARL YA QUARTER OP A MILLION OP PEOPLE
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It has been prepared with the ob
ject of giving this vast number of
readers a comprehensive idea of
the multiplicity of goods carried
are the irresistible magnets with
which we attract the multitudes to
our far-famed store, and all that
thoroughness bespeaks is expressed
in this practically inexhaustible
stock of ours. We have goods for
everybody the merchant, the me
chanic, the banker, the laborer, for
.the children of the poor widow
with a meager purse and for the
children of the high-toned lady
who doesn't care so much about
dollars as daintiness. Comprehen
sive indeed is our custom, it in
cludes all sorts and conditions of
men aye, afad of women too.
The great outpouring of trade
shows how the wind blows this sea
son even more than last, when our
business made a most phenomenal
increase. We are proud to be the
sellers of such goods as we offer,
...prouder still to be the possessors of
V cr fTAArnne n cTn rtf tViA vrln r
ia community where" we're so thor-
Stout Men's Tliin Men's Very Stylish Beautiful Elegant Cape Sack Suits, Cut-. Prince Albert Stylish Cutaway Clerical Suits, FuU
Overcoats, worth Overcoats, good "Box" Overcoats, Double Breasted Overcoats, away,Straight Cut Suits, $15 to $35. Suits, all latest $20 to $30; Dress Suits,
every cent of $14, value at $15, worth $16, Overcoats, very fashionable, or Double Breasted, coats and vests, materials, coats $12 to $18; finest made,
for $10 only. for $10 only. for $12 only. $10 up. $8 up. $6 to $25. $10 to $25. $8 to $30. vests $3 to $4. ' $25 to $36.
Men's Fine Men's Working Men's Men's Men's Men's Men's "Beefer" Men's Beautiful Men's Men's
Black Doeskin Pants, Dress All Wool Fine Cassimere "Beefer" coats with Figured Fancy Vests, Magnificently
Pants, 73c, 98c and Pants, CJieviot Pants, Pants, Jackets, , vests, Silk Vests, beautiful goods, Embroidered Vests,
$5 to $8. $125. $3 50, $4 to $8. $4 and $5. $3 50 only. $3 to $8. $5 to $18. $5 to $8. $3 up. $6 to $10.,
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Cliild's Kilt Chad's Cliild's Cape VIMd's Ulsters, Child's Boys' Boys' 'Covert" Boys' Boys' very Boys' ,
Overcoats, School Overcoats, plain the thing for Double Breasted Cape Overcoats, Single Breasted elegant Fall Double Breasted
very dressy, Overcoats, or embroidered, solid comfort, Overcoats, Overcoats, very dressy, Overcoats, Overcoats, Ulsters,
$5 to $12. $150 to $6. $2 to $10. $5 to $14. $3 to $10. $5 to $15. $6 to $15. $3 to $12. $8 to $18., ' $4 to $12.
Child's Kilt Suits, Child's every day Kilt Suits, 1 piece, Child's Handsome 2-piece Kilt Suits, ,Boys', Boys' Jersey ' Boys', Boys' Vest Suits, Boys',
plaited front and wear Kilt Suits, in Fancy Flannels Dress Kilt Suits, plain or fancy 4 to 12 years, Suits, 8 to 16 years, 10 to 16 years, 4 to 10 years,
back, with belt, very durable, and Cassimeres, elegant goods, trimmed, Norfolk Suits, 3 to 10 years, Plain Jacket Suits, very fine goods, Fine Vest Front
$2 50 to $5. ' $2 to $5. $2 50 to $5. $4 to $10. $3 50 to $8. $2 to $10. $3 to $8. $3 50 to $10. $5 to $15. Suits, $5' to $12.
Boys' Cutaway Boys' "Beefers," Boys', Boys' Every Day Boys', Boys' Elegant Men's Silk Men's Jersey Silk Umbrellas;
Sack Suits, for ages 13 to 19 years, Suits, 13 to 18 years, Dancing School Fine Dress Embroidered and Stockinette $198.
13 to 18 years, 8 to 18 years, Sack Suits, 10 to 18 years, Fine Dress Suits, Suits, Kid Gloves, Suspenders, Jackets, to
$2 50 to $16. $4 to $8. $6 to $15. $2 50 to $10. $6 to $18. $8 to $15. 74c, 98c, $1 24. 69c to $3. $2 74 to $4 60. $15.
Men's Silk Men's Men's Men's Men's Men's Boys' Boys' Boys' Cliild's Plush ' '
Mats, Stiff Fine Derbys, Soft Felt ' Soft Black -"Crush" Hats, Cassimere Soft Fur Hats, Stiff Fur Turbans,
latest styles, Hats, satin lined, Hats, Fur Hats, various colors, Windsor Caps, unlined, Hats, satin lined,
$198 to $6 50. 89c up. $124 to $3 24. ' 98c to $2 49. ' 49c to $2 89. 69c to $149. 29c to 84c. 49c to 98c. 69c to $2 49. 69c to $124. ;'
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Child's Jockey Child's Tarn Cliild's Boys' Corkscrew Boys' Horse Hunting Barkeepers' Boys' Ladles' , f
Caps, in velvet, O'Shanters, in Square Crown Turbans, Blue Fur BlanJtets, Suits, Coats, Heavy Circulars, ( .
cloth and plush, ' plush and velvet, Joclcey Caps, fancy lined, "Crush" Hats, 69c all prices, Silk Frogs, Gum Coals, ;$1 50 j
44c to $1 49. 98c to $1 98. 69c to $1 49. 44c to $1 24. 49c to 98c. to $7 50. from $5 to $25. $2 25. $1 49. to $2. j
Genuine Imp. All Wool Children's , Fine Imp. Fast " Men's All Wool Men's All Wool Men's Beguldr Fancy Stripe Shirts Plain or Fancy Begular Made
Scotch Wool Socks, Socks, All Wool Color Fancy Bor- Fancy Stripe Shirts Camel's Hair Shirts $125 Scarlet Shirts or Drawers, sold Stripe All Wool Seamless Shirts or '.i ,
worth 44c, extra value, Stockings, dered Hand' chiefs, or Drawers, worth or Drawerfl, $1 50. or Drawers, elsewhere for 65c, Shirts or Drawers, Drawers, worthy
for 24c only. 17c only. 17c up. worth 25c, at 13c. $1 25, for 99c. goods at $1 19. for 99c only. for 49c only. $1 50 goods,$l 24. $2, for $1 49.
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Seamless Jersey Finest Grades Children's Scotch Cardigan Jackets, Plain or Fur Top Excellent Values The Genuine Boys' Scotch ' Boys' Teck Scarf
Overshirts, price Jersey Wool Underwear, 49c to $4 50, wool lined Kid in Perrine Wool and Jersey All Wool in
at any other store, Overshirts, lie for size 16 in. extra sizes for Gloves, regular Cloth Gloves, Kid Gloves, Cloth Gloves, STiirt Waists, ' silk or satin,
-75c, for 56c only. 98cto$124. 12c for scarlet. big men. 7 5c goods for 49c. 24c only. $183 only. 24c up. 73c, 99c, $1 24. 24c only.
Boys' Ladies' .Children's Infants' Men's' Misses' Men's ' Ladies' Fine Ladles' Genuine ' Men's Best
Good Working Fine Opera , Fine Dress Shoes, Fine Calf Elegant Fine Glazed Dongola Pebble Goat Quality Working
Shoes, Sfippers, Shoes, 15c, 30c, Dress Boots, School Slwes, Calf Shoes, Button Shoes, Button Shoes, Shoes,
85c and $1 10. 75c, $land$l 25. 75c, $1, $1 25. dOcand 48c. $2 50 and $3. $1 and $1 25. $2 50 to $3. . $ 1 48. $1 GO' $1, $1 19; $1 37.
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etlm:otjs lctw; price '-23q ever ?o?tjij. stor,:e,
On these people we wis-'to & iflni
press the fact that there. k'aapl
house on the whole of te 4J!Vi
can continent where relkbfefe4ij3
can be bopght cheaper "-'jgjjf
NO COPIED, ffilf
I II 1 1 HI i nISyV"
Uulnu in rflBbLr"
' iNo copied ways of lettiapef
ple know our goods and price.;3e
go on our own hook as leader.
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should. Everything1 original, $
class and full of value. C-etO-MtIl
.come to us, praise our ways oFi
-in... business, buy our eoodtCl
save money. 'Tis the givi-g'bfitj
value ior money expene.i
keeps our store busy hive att
long. Now read caref-lly !5rj2j
item enumerated. You'll pieiCfitrf
drop across just the very t-icy
want If yon do why &')
and buy at exactly the price aaied;
if you live out of. town reao her
we send goods C O. D. to amyjfwrt
of the United States or CwiaAi,
guaranteeing the atraest Mtwfac-
tion. If you don't see what yo -
want then bear in ni taat ta
hundred articles and goods names i
are,bt a drop ia a backet to
we have in stack.
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