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SECOND PART :
Iwhere Our Senators and Rep
Ldon ;iOAMERaN's house.
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fcHenry Clay's Old Lot.
-SENATOR HENDERSOK'S CASTLE
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-JtCOBBISPOXDEKCI OT TKI BISrXTCH.3
' " "Washington, D. C., December 28.
of the noted
On the let of
jwtma nt ? n? frlnrinna
livery and for three
months there frill be
nothing bnt receptions,
teas, calling and dinner
giving. Tear by year
the number of states
men owning honses in
During the present sea
son only 125 Eepresent
atives will live at hotels
and there are now only
17 hotel Senators. Sena-
Arkansas, and Ban
Carolina, are stopping
at the Metropolitan. Prye is at the Hamil-
, ana iJloagett ana pious cm iue .uiunu,
of Georgia, are at
Hhe National. Brown
ai the rooms which
"were occnpied for
years by Henry
Clay and Alexander
H. Stephens. He
bas lived for the
jlpast few years in the
iNerthwest, bnt he
$87,600, which is less than the vain; of the
ground and the improvements. Near by
this is the home of the late Senator Yulee.
which is one of the finest houses in "Wash
ington, and which was decorated by the
famous painter, Lafarge. This is for sale
at 5100.000, and Senator Palmer, now Min
ister to Spain, is asking $125,000 for his
BUINED BY EBAIi ESTATE.
Ex-Secretary of the Navy Bobeson was
mined bv owning a big housn in "Washing
ton, and "his mansion on Sixteenth street
has been on the -market for a long time st
somewhere between $75,000 and $100 000.
"Within the last few days the "for sale" sign
has been taken down, and I suppose the
house has been sold. Just below this is the
beautiful home of the late Senator Pendle
ton, which will probably be for sale on ac
count of the Senator's death, and across the
street is the great red brlcK wnicn vr iuuum
built, and in which Blaine wrote the greater
part of his book. This has been sold for a
.. a . -Wo-rt Unnr to Pendleton s
is Senator Cameron's old bouse, which has
enough rooms for a summer hotel, and
which he old to Morgan, the New York
banker, for $95,000. Morgan expected to
cut a swell in it, bat he died the same year
he bought it, and his widow now.oecupieslt.
Sixteenth street is the wide avenue lead
ins from the "White House north to the
Wnrf.rr. It is one of the most iasnion-
Me streets of "Washington, and lots upon
Cook, of New York. Senator Hoar, of
Massachusetts, is living near the V hue
House. McMillan, of Michigan, has
bought an $80,000 mansion on Vermont
avenue, and George Gray, of Delaware,
lives Just above the Shoreham, where blew
art, of Nevada, boards.
Pbank G. Gabeenteb.
CAK'I TRAVEL TOGETHER
Animal Magnetism a Valuable Aid to
Clay and Alexander t . . - BL
H. Stephens. He V" MSft
gkjM lived for the Mm
SHijt h f5fr'c" V ' Hi''" " ' fe; km
" Castle Sendenon.
Don Cameron' Proni Door.
prefers to go back to his old nistonc
:.-.... in tni lintel. Bhom and
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.Aboard" at the National and -Metropolitan!
glMTtfifl " " Mii-prr -mom." f,
'. nl Hie Metmnolitan. National and
siSamllton hotels are smong tHtTroodJbnt not
i - dear hotels oi w asningion.
tl? -RTO. BOABD EILI3.
r It costs more at the hotels nearer the
"'"White House and Prank Hiseock, Gil
!i JsPlerce, Piatt, or Connecticut; "Washburn, of
? '.Minnesota, and Squire, ot "Washingtjn,
p-wbo are at the Arlington, nave uoaru uuu
which run well up into the hunareas oi aoi-
larsamonth. Prank Hiscockrattlesaround
?in the rooms so long miea wivn toe
greatness of Charles bumner ana nis ironi
Iwindows lookout upon the'White House
Howard which his eyes are ambitiously
v,..a s.nBtnr Parwell lives in Morton's
vK!flai. The Shoreham. where the cheapest
quarters are $1,200 a year, while Dixon, of
yOihoae Island, stops at the Arno nat on
oixieenui lt:c ou j. uui.,. -.. .--,
h hlsoldonarters at the Portland, just
f opposite Bob Schenck's residence. Bate,
of Tennessee, ana ooe iJiacK-ourn, oi j"u
"inckv. have comfortable quarters at the Eb-
Nearly all the Senators Eeep house, ben
sotor Hearst is boarding at "Welcker's, but
he had bought the big bricK house near
Blaine's which Secretary Fairchlld occu
pied last year, and he is building a big ad-
?" m..A ..tflWainoM ftf Wahinivinn nnri
neither expense nor care is being spared in
' the making of her house a beautiful one.
J Senator Sawyer, who has for years lived iu
; the house which Jefferson Davis occupied
when he was here in "Washington, has
stopped payingrent and hasJbniH a magnifi
cent brown stone mansion within a stone's
throw of the Dupont circle. It is worth nt
least S80.000 and Sawver's millions will
I " -!keep it in fine style. There are fine houses
all around it.
EDSiraDS DON JOST KEEP. ,
t Ins block near by Senator Edmunds
Shides his exclusiveness in his iron-barred
fef donjon keep. His house is a red pressed
brick with a coDper-piatea oay window,
which has rivets as big around us a trade
ollarl Edmunds office is on the ground
.'floor near the butler's pantry and his par-
Jors and librarv are above, 'xne nonse is
worthabout $50,000. and the-lot on which it
' if built costthe Senator $14,000 Borne years
Jast above it is Blaine's barn-like palace,
forwhich the rich retired merchant, Mr.
it need a carpet ot bank notes in order to
pay the sum demanded for them. At the
head of it ex-Senator Henderson, of St.
Iionis, has built a grand brown stone castle,
and this is about ready for occupancy. It
has turrets and towers, balconies and cozy
nooks, and it must have cost, in the neigh
borhood of $100,000 to build it It has a
large lot about it on the side of the hill, and
its windows give a view of all of "Washing
ton and miles of the Potomac Yalley. Just
above it is Joaquin Miller's log cabin.
A nnmberof the Senators live in historic
quarters. Senator Cameron paid $67,000
some years ago for the old Ogle Tayloe man
sion on Lafavette Sauare. It is a three-
story .brick ot a dirty yellow with an iron
portico running along the second story above
an English basement The front door is
painted olive green and the' lower story con
tains the office of tbe senator ana nis recep
tion room. The parlors are on the second
floor and the house is nicely furnished. In
this house have been entertained all of the
Presidents since the days of Andrew Jack
son, and "Win6eld Scott and Martin "Van
Buren have often pnt their legs under the
mahoeany in its dining room. One day
whenGeneral Scott was dining "here a vitf-'
lent hailstorm occurred, smashing the win
dows and bringing down lumps of ice the
size of hickory nuts. ;These hailstones were
brought into the table and Scott, as be
dropped one of them into his wineglass, said:
"Ladies, we will cool our champagne with
celestial ice." ., .
.Just below ihJshofePABeronVis the,
home of Secretary Blaine He .rents the
Knnu. bnt' he lifia'TeftirtUAhed and Tfoainted
f It. ' you enter .thegrouhdoor from the
'mm i ir-.-"'." ,u"5"
.. ' i .guveElccuuuuittttj
'and you find the
parlors on th'eseo
ond floor. The draw
ing room is fur-
' nished in salmon
i k.i. nni.ollna Legislator Tells
' While' Men Ride Alone.
A leading membewf the South Carolina
Legislature, who was instrumental in secur
ing the repeal of the civil rights law, gives
theTollowing reasons therefor: "The law
ira enacted in 1869. when the Fourteenth
Amendment to the Pederal Constitution
had not been interpreted, nd the Legis
lators of the State went much further than
i,.t .nif.Jn.nt in fmmintr their law.
Among other things, it -provided that,
whenever a common carrier, under
any public license, charter, rule or regu
lation, shall, by himself or another, will
fully assign any special quarters or accom
modation? whatever to any passenger or
Eerson whom such common carrier- may
ave undertaken to carry, shall be punished
by a fine or not more than $1,000 or by im
prisonment for not more than six months;
also, that every offending party, besides
l.rral nnnlitiment. shall forfeit his or its
license or charter, and that, when the com
plainant is a colored or a black person, the
burden shall be on the defendant, party or
parties, so having refused or denied such
admission or accommodation, to show that
the same was not done in violation of this
"It will be seen that this act forbade the
separation -of the two races into coaches
even of equal accommodations. Such ac
commodation is allowed by the Inter-State
Commission, and commends itself to the
common sense of all but fanatics. Tore
tain such an aot on the statute book in de
finnM nf nnhlie sentiment here wonld be to
break down that respect which law should
always demand at the bands ot the people.
At the same time the Legislature passed a
bill which required the railroads to provide
separate coaches on all occasions.
"Negroes have always enjoyed equal ac
commodations in tne trains, ana uu mo
tion has resulted 4n ordinary occasions.
"When the cars are crowded, however, there
should be this decision, and the Legislature
expects the railroads to act judiciously,
having Tegard to the will ot the people ana
the decision of the Inter-State Commerce
Commission. The clauses regarding res
taurants and hotels were dead letter? from
the beginning. The effect of the repeal is
to relegate all these vexed questions to the
operaMon of the fourteenth amendmont,
that is all."
FASCINATIHG A BJCH VICTIM
By the Exercise of a Subtle and Domina
HOLDING UPi TEA1K-BI MESMJSEI8M
PLDCKINGAND SHEARIKG GEESE.
to t, U V' U &--
A Habit Practiced Thnt is Profitable, bnt
Qntte a Cruelty.
American Agriculturist J
A curious case came before an English
court for adjudication recently. A poul
terer was charged with cruelty to 48 live
irresehr nlucking them of their feathers,
and the owner of the geese was charged with
procuring the commission of the offense.
The proceedings were taken by the Society
tor the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
A witness swore that "alter the geese were
plucke'd their skins turned a purple color,
and they wemed to be in nam. Thev
,0u-rl sbnnc with their backs' up. and
shrank when touched.
The practice was shown by defendant to
be very prevalent, and the society asked for
a nominal finey to put a stop to it The de
fendants said it was the custom of the dis
trict to pluck the feathers every six weeks,
and if they were stopped from doing so many
people would discontinue keeping, geese, as
fmuctnnoreniorieywartealliecfniy the sale
orfe'athers than by the ireese.. The Court
imposed a fine of 1 shillings upon the de
fendants, ana express me nunc '
would be a warning to other people. Pluck
ing live geese and ducks' prevails all oyer
the United States.
There is a species of large water fowl
whose habitat in winter is the open lakes of
the interior, and their feathersare so firmly
set that they cannot be plucked. Shearing
is resorted to, and many housewives have?
beds made ot these feathers, which almost
equal those of eider down, as the stiff,
troublesome quill ends are absent Shear
ing geese and ducks could be made to super
THE WORLD'S FUEL SUPPLY.
tWKlTlMt TOK THB PISrATCH.1
"What do yon think of hypnotism and
"I think there is an intimate relation be
tween the two, In the sense that the former
i. v.lnntile adfnnct to the latter."
Tbe question was put to and answered by
a lawyer of wide experience, keen penetra
tion, habits of close observation in short, a
student of human nature. He added:
"There are various 'isms' hypnotism,
mesmerism, magnetism and I make no at
tempt to define the minute distinctions be
tween them. I use the word hypnotism in
its broadest sense, and mean by it that mys
terious influence which some persons exer
cise over others, solely by the force of a
' superior personality. "We see it in schools.
I have known a man weignmg uw jjuuu
to fail utterly in maintaining order among
hispupils. He could not 'make them mind.
There was bedlam about him constantly.
Asn teaeber he was competent; as an ad
ministrator he was a failure. I have,
known a mere stripling to take the same
school and become master of the situation
within half a day. Every pupil, from
weakling to giant, acknowledged ana re
spected his power. How was it done?
Physical fear did not enter into the prob
lem. If this factor had been a controlling
one the big man would have had the ad
vantage. But it was the little man lit
this case who was ruler, and his reign
was absolute. There proceeded from him
something that could not be weighed,
measured or seen. Every pupil felt it,
and it did not seem to occur tof one of
them to dispute the sway or challenge the
authority which pervaded the atmospnere.
It must have been something like mag
netism, for want of a better term. There
AS IMPONDERABLE AOEHCT
at work that asserted itself successfully, for,
if a contest of strength had occurred, there
were a dozen big fellows in the room, any
one of whom could have picked the teacher
up and thrown him out ot tnewwaow.
Anything of that kind, however, was a
moral or psychological impossibility the
reason why I cannot reduce to a cold
blooded, logical statement "We see some
thing akin to the phenomenon in ministers,
public orators, animal tamers, auctioneers,
train robbers, swindlers and successful busi-
kind. But he does it, and drives across the
country with his money and his new ac
quaintances. FORCE-AIDS MjrESSE.
"Poree'now takes the place of finesse.
The swindlers have no more time to "waste.
When a suitable spot is reached, they rob
their victim by the simple process of knock
ingjiim over the head, or holding a Pwol
In his face, and helping themselves to his
cash. Then they drive rapidly away, and
the farmer is subsequently found by the
roadside in a dazed condition. ,.,,;,
'Ton would nrobably dispute that the
jseheme could be worked as I have sketched
it, if vou had not seensimllcr stories in the
newspapers a.score of times. I tell you
these fellows have remarkable gifts. When
a victim gets beyond a certain point he is
asplastio as potter's' clay. He is hypnotized.
His will is not his own. It is under an in
fluence that is subtle, intense and dominat-
The lawyer had grown quite earnest, and
spoke with such positive conviction that I
AiA -nf wanfnva in Inlrn lSfltlfi with him.
Later, however. I sought out a deteotlve.
stated to him the lawyer's theory, and asked
him what he thought of it The detective
IKE AND HIS MOTHER
Come Out of Their Mysterioas le
tiremerit Into Public Life,
MRS. PAETIHGTOH'S TRIP ABROAD.
Her Perplexities, Predlcaments-and Predi
lections' BEPOEE AHD AFTER 1ER KITDRN
beamed upon his with concentrated kind-
n "The sea Is what yowwaut," said he, lay
ing his hand on her shoulder as if it were a
tackle block. .....
"I should like to see better," said she,
smiling upon him, "and my spectacles are
hardly strong enough; but I am going to get
me some parabolical glasses that are said to
be very pernicious to the eyes."
"I mean the sea s-e-a the ocean, ne
renlied. enioving hermistake. "Now, why
not go offwith me to the "West .Indies
GET "WEALTH FIEST:
Prominent Politicians Prom- ittf
Depths of Their Experience !.
DISCU8S YODHG MEN 15 POLITICS..
rnnltarl Amrttftttf Aftl llM
"It is all nonsense. What is the use of
befuddling your mind with such stuff? The
thing is plain enough. In the first place,
these crooks are slick. In the next place,
they know how to pick out a sucker. Then
they talk his senses away, and get him so
mixed up that he don't know his own name.
After that they have the game in their own
And it strnok me, after thinking the mat
ter over, that the detective's explanation
was the lawyer's theory boiled down.
A LEARNED RESTAURATEUR.
nessnien. . ,. .
"All of which is very interesting and no
doubt true to a considerable extent,' I re
marked as soon as the lawyer came to a
pause; "but whathasit to do with hypnotism
"Perhaps I branched off a little," he re
plied smiling, "but "the connection is closer
than you think. I have ited cases In
which the power of one man is felt by an
other, or others. "We all speak familiarly
of the executive ability, the persuasion of
oratory, the art of managing men, and the
domination of a strong personality. Tmm
are but other names for a foroe that is con
stantly exercised in different formsand de-
M. Thovasn's TI1e to Fame Things
Paris DUpstch to thelonflon DallT Telegraph,
Considerable fame has already been meted
out to M. Harel, a Parnassian boniiace.who
keeps an inn in Normandy, and whose
pleasing poetical compositions have re
ceived the "Hall mark" of the Prench
Academy. Unknown, however, as yet, save
to a small circle of literary people and
students, is M. Eugene Thoyson, who has
rexontlv diHtinirnished himself as a
hagiological historian, having pro.
duced a dook on oaiu u"
which is a perfect mine of icon
ographio erudition. By profession M.
Thoyson is a restaurateur, and keeps a five
storied establishment on the outer boule
vards, therein humble hymeneal parties
find all-round refreshment on their wedding
morns, and dance in spacious salons pour
noces to the sounds of the fiddle and the
flute. M. Thoyson'a collateral pursuits,
and his sound knowledge ot the classics
both Greek andiatin-io not prevent him
from keeping what is vulgularly described
as an eye to 'number one," an no matter
how immersed he may be in hagiological
lore, he finds time to cater admirably for
his numerous guets.
M. Thoyson, besides his compendious and
undoubtedly valuable volume on Saint
Mathurin, has written various monographs
on his native region of the Gatinais, in the
northwest or Jfraace, ana mere lsnoining
to prevent him from receiving in time a
laureate's crown and money prize from the
Academy, like the bardio boniface of La
Belle Normandie. "Writers of sensational
fiction could not do better ia the meantime
than read M. Thoyson's works on the
French saint, who was in his time a cham
pion exorcisor of demons, it being'mttch to
he nxrretted that he did not hand down the
trade to posteritv. Public curiosity has
'WB1XTHK VOB TBX DISPATCH.!
HE sudden disappear
ance of Mrs. Partington
from public view for a
number of years excited
first and last; and great
curiosity was expressed
as to where she had bid
herself some invidious
lr" person having set on foot
a story that she had eloped but only to a
very few was the secret of her where
abouts imparted; which secret, me
possessor was pledged, by herself, to
keep "invulnerable." It was thus kept
but it was hard to meet the frequent de
mand for information regarding her from
all sorts of people. Ike, too, was missing,
which involved the matter in deeper mys
tery. The fact was that Mrs. Partington
had been threatened with "operation of
mind," to. use her own phrase (meaning
aberration), caused by the failure of the
Nip and Tuck Bailroad, in which her two
shares came to grief.
''It is a coincidence in my life," she said,
"that cannot be digested, because I am not
A Btory for the Marine.
37le Doctor Recommends Change of Scene.
beenjustly excited by the case of this self-
made historian, ana no is
Senator EdmundJ Donjon Keep.
J Senator tiatrjer $ Chateau.
eitef.'pavs him 11,000, a year and does not
ru'elit more than four months out of the
twelve. Mr. Lelter is here this winter and
rhisTfamfly are making the money fly.
- r. a erviM tht street from this is Senator Stew
art' castle, for which the Chinese Legation
jpay him a rent of C10.000 a yar, and which
"the Nevada Benator says he owns butcantot
afford to live in. I understand that he
would like to sell it, and tbat his price is
$125;O00 cash. One hundred thousand dol
":..' i a bip thine to par for a house.
"But "Washington has dozens of such man
sions and big transiers ;aro mane every
Iweek. I ase advertised to-day the. residence
rbl Stanley Matthews. . xne pnoe asxeu is
tint, and the woodwork and mantels are oi
pearl white. The dining room is on the
ground floor and its walls are hung with
crimson tapestry, and the chairs are up
holstered in red leather. The sideboard is
of old oak and the whole house is adorned
with the pictures and bric-a-brac which
Secretary Blaine picked up in Europe.
This house and lot is worth now at least
$100,000, and the lot would bring ?50,00U
under the hammer, etiu it was once
SOLD FOB X JACKASS,
and it was Henry Clay who sold it. It is
just across the street from the White House,
and Clay had often refnsed to sell it One
day, however, old Commodore Bogers came
home from the Mediterranean with his na
val vessel Jull of live stock which he picked
up abroad. One of Clay's hobbies was stock
farming, and Bogers' 'cargo included one
fine Andalusian jackass. Clay saw it and
wanted it The Commodore relused to sen,
bnt at last said, laughingly:
"You can have him for your lot opposite
the "White House."
"Done," said Clay, and the animal was
shipped off to Kentucky. Commodore Bog
ers built a big four-story brick on the
ground, and this brick has been the scene of
many a Washington festivity. In'it Blaine
will entertain this winter, and in it Seward
dined the diplomats when he was Secretary
The "Wanamaker front door is also an
historic one and this mansion has been a
Cabinet bonse for a number of administra
tions. It was in it that President Arthur
called onTilliePrelinghnysen and gave rise
to the report that there was to be soon a
marriage in the "White House. It was in
this tha't Mrs. "Whitney held her grand re
ceptions, and the gorgeous paintings of her
ballroom have given" place to the works of
art purchased by the Postmaster General.
This house will be open during the coming
season, and it has been so refurnished that
it will be grander man ever.
the srxESX senator's hosie.
Senator Matt Quay keeps house on I
street, bevond Wanamaker's. Plumb, df
Kansas, boardv Henry B. Payne occupies
a rented house on Vermont avenue, and just
next to him Allison, of Iowa, lives in the
house which came to him through the death
of his wife. "Senator Mitchell, ot Oregon,
has rented a fine mansion on Connecticut
avenue, and Dolph isliving in his old quar
ters near the White House. Manderson, of
Nebraska, has rented the big double brick
which Pawell, ot Chicago, bad last season.
He has taken it tor a term of years, and has
furnished it to the Queen's taste. Hereto
fore he had lived in flats, and he now has
one of the best houses in Washington, and
in the most fashionable part of the city.
Just above him are two fine white stone
-houses, which belong to' ' Congressman
Bayne, of PittAnrg. These houses are
worth about $30,000 apieee, and Tom Bayne
.lives fi . tbe ..bigger of thea while the
"smaller is rented to QtMMl.ABMfiG.Jtc'
It U Estimnted by n Scientist to bo Abonl
Six Trillion Tons.
Time was when the carbon and hydrogen
which form practically the whole of our sup
ply of fnel and the principal part ot our
food, were inorganic no more capable ot
sustaining combustion or animal life
(if we except certain microscopic
forms which, decompose carbonic' acid)
than granite or slate, writes E. P.
Jackson in the. North American Seyiew.
However prodigal man maybe In his use
of earth's treasures, he can never annihilate
one atom of her substance or transport it
beyond her domain. In his "wasteful"
consumption of fuel, he is only restoring its
elements to their primeval co'ndition as con
stituents chiefly of the serial and aqueous
oceans which surround our globe. It fol
lows, that the more rapid the couioustion,
the richer becomes the atmosphere in its
power to sustain and force vegetable growti.
If it were possible for that period, so
often predicted, to arrive, when the 6,000,
000,000,000 tons, more or less, of fossil fuel
now stored up in the earth's foal bins shall
have been consumed, tbe atmosphere will
Smnlv have returned to its primeval condi
tion, that which preceded the carboniferous
period. The onlvessential difference, there
fore, which will mark the two remote
eeologic periods, the past and future,, will
be due to whatever reduction will have
taken place in the sun's energy. But
whether that condition Is destined ever to
return to earth or not, one thing is certain,
it will- not be through human instrument
ality. A BACRED PLANT IN ENGLAND. .
The Mistletoe Baa a BUlory Banning- Back
to the Drains.
Mistletoe is one of those plants called
parasites. The mistletoe is a gray, thread
like plant, and you will sometimes see it
about the streets for sale at Christmas time,
for, like the holly, it is a Christmas plant,
says a writer in "Little Men and "Women."
There are many different kinds of mistle
toe, but that which grows on the oak is the
most famous In English history.
In England, although the people think a
great deal of having the mistletoe of the oak
to deck their houses at Christmas, it is not
allowed in the churches.
Many, many hundred years ago the
mistletoe was a sacred plant in England.
The people did not worship tbe one true
Rri biit thev believed in several evilspir-
iu, and these spirits they worshiped and
tried to please. Por these spirits they set
apart the oak trees.
The priests were called Druids, and they
built their altars in oak groves. There they
prayed and sang their hymns of praise.
Dressed In long, white robes, these Druids
marched in procession in the oak trees, and
cut off the mistletoe with knives of gold.
After saying a prayer over it, they cut it in
snort pieces a" b ,
gift among the people, who kept it
grees,butthBtrueinwardneisor which is
an unsolved mystery.;- v - -
"Hdw, for Instaaeedo yon account tor w
able-bodied men, riding in a passenger car,
permitting themselves to be bulldozed and
robbed by a stranger who, with nothingbut
a revolver, a steady eye and a plentiful sup
ply of nerve, manages .to convince the
whole crowd that they are at his mercy?"
I suggested that the robber's gun might
have something to do with it
HYPNOTIZING A TBAnr.
"The gun no doubt plays a'part in the
transaction," was the reply, "bnt it is not
sufficient to account for the "paralytic stroke
which projects itself into the nerves and
muscles of the passengers. There are many
against one notwithstanding which the
one prevails, and the many hand over their
money and valuables with alacrity. Com-mon-sense
teaches that a prompt display ot
courage and action would put the robber to
flight, but common sense on such occasions
seems to take wings. The whole crowd is
Wnnntized. A subtle influence emanates
from the quiet but determined man who has
issued the command, 'hold up your hands'
an influence that compels submission and
annihilates, for thetime being, all power of
"Then there is the bunco steerer. What
is the secret of his success? I firmly believo
that it is something very closely allied to
tie hypnotic power. He persuades his
victims to do the most idiotic things. He
has, to be sure, an insinuating way, a glib
tongne, and a plausible style of putting
thinks; but these are not all. He also has
a personality or the most positive character
istics, and a will of controlling force. After
a certain point is reached tbe
victim is helpless. He violates every
known rule of prudence, enters readily into
Tbuj'TeGe Onttr thollablu
Time was who poets and "the good" died
Now they write "phUMopby;' and
imI -iimi-'ihoHt 80. '"VV.C- '" '
.tofcefc Awadatr'bot 80,
otterv or gambling games, pays his losses
cheerfully, and, even after his pockets have
been emptied, thinks his robbers are very
good fellows, who, under no circumstances,
would do a dishonorable act. It generally
tv-tii bnneoed man from 12 ia. 86 bonrs
to gather his scattered wits, together and"
come to tne conclusion mat someuouj um
made a fool of him. Then he winders how
it was done, and is amazed nt the temporary
r.ai?cin nf volition that afflicted him. He
has been hypnotized, but will never realize
A GOOD JUDGE 07 CHABACXEB.
"Of course not everybody can be operated
upon, but the bunco steerer is an almost in-1
fallible judge of human naturef'and sel
dom makes a mistake in selecting his sub
ject. "Another case is that of the hard-fisted
farmer, wbo has fought the battle of life for
sixty years and been a winner all through.
He has his hundreds of acres, his well-ap-r,Mntfi
home, a comfortable balance in the
Dank, and some outside investments. He
has mingled with the world, kept abreast of
the times in reading and general informa
tion, has an unclouded brain and a keen
minrt for business. Alone comes a stranger'
who. perhaps, seeks advfee regarding the 1
purchase of some neighboring property, ine
conversation runs on the value oi land,
quality of soil, yield of crops, and kindred
topics. It is said tbat an essential step in
the process of hypnotism is to fix the at
tention of the subjecton some bright object.
I claim that a mental pictnre will serve .as
well as a material one perhaps better under
some circumstances. At all events the
farmer soon becomes interested even fas
cinated and eventually loses his power, ap
parently, of resistiog any suggestion that
his captor maymake. Soon another stranger
comes along who isa confederate of the first
one. He says ne is on a trio across me
country, but he is in no partinular hurry,
and is companionable. He tarries, and the
three have a jolly time together. Perhaps
an innocent game of cards is played; per
haps a lottery scheme is exhibited; perhaps
investments are discussed. These are mere
matters of detail. The usual climax of the
game is to induce the farmer fo withdraw
his money from the bauk where t is on de
posit, either to 'show that he is responsible",'
or for the purpose of placing it in some
other bank in a neighboring town. Strange
to say, he gees nothing out of the way, in
this proposition, though if in his right mind
he would scout the idea that a total stranger
could induce him to do aay thing of the
uvpral tinKKshers or booksellers,
Wom-trPlftn and with Mme.Devet.who
keeps aJibrary atCGrenoble andis thechief.
I There is nothing remarkable In the ' de
velopment of literary genius in persons who
either publish or deal in books, so that M.
Thoyson ought more properly to be classed
with M. Harel, with M. Longon once the
slioemakerol thePlace de iaMadeleine, where
his lather had a cobbler's stall, and who is
a member of the institute in virtue of his
remarkable works in local history and folk
lore, and finally with M. Maquet, a lock
smith of Marly, who has written a history
ot the old signeura of that interesting place,
the volume being ornamented with a pre
face by M. Sardou, whose veneration for an
1 oieut history is well known.
UNBLEACHED DRIED FRUITS.
I Public Opinion on the Fractlco Has Been
j Entirely Wrong.
The bleaching of evaporated dried fruits
has become quite general. This is surpris
ing, as no eood reason can be given for the
practice. It always injures the natural
Javorof the fruit. By bleaching all varieties
look alike. If of natural color, the quality
can be better judged. The chief, if not
the only, argument in favor of bleaching
fruit is, its superior whiteness, some dealers,
cooks and consumers appearing to think
more of color than of quality. By some
means the New "Jfork Board of Health was
led to give an opinion that bleaching was
pot injurious, but that does not alter the
fact that it does impair the natural flavor of
When bleaching became a craze. one
evaporator company evidently did it be
cause others had, and the early boom in
price for such white fruit led nearly all to
do it Now that reason and common sense
have begun to return on the subject, it is
hoped that public opinion will cause the
practice to ojease as suddenly as it began.
as rich as Creosote, and though all I ever
got from it were notices of assessments.it
was a paying concern, for I always had to
pay 'em: and to lose my stock in this way
is a case of the most fragrant congratula-
She Tan down here lika a melancholy old
wooden clock, and kept running down until
two reefs had to be taken in tbe back of her
black bombazine gown, and nervous pros
tration was so imminent that Dr. Clavicle,
her phvsiclan, having exhausted all his
specifics, decided, after an inspiring suck of
his cane and a dubious shake of his watch
seal, that change of clime and, scene was
n.atarr to restore her status ouo. This,
I v.- r irinrllv exnlained to her. meant tbat
catalogued with it the abnormal oscendenoy could besub
ksellers, likeM. ordinated to the natural idiosyncrasies, a
Seven Pollies will sail in two weeks, and
vod can silo awav as easv as rolling off a
lor. if vou have ever tried that. There are
other nasienzers eoinsr. and if we don't all
give you ahigh old tL-.e then my name's
not at reiton."
Mrs. Partington was astonished, and she
pondered the proposition, especially the
part where her rolling off a log wis sug
gested, at which figure she had silently de
"I don't like steamships," said she.
."Bless vou," he replied, "all the steam
there is on the Seven Pollies is what comes
from the cook's kettle." Why she is going
to earrv 40 horses."
"Well, Jbat Is commodious," said she,
"and are they impaired into spans?"
"They are generally impaired," he said,
"before they get there."
"Well, I do declare,"said she, "I feel
predisposed to try it, and Isaao needs re
coopering as well as myself. Come here,
dear, and tell us how you would like to go
to the "West Indies in a vessel with 40 horses
Ike had come in as they were talking,
and was amnsing himself by patting agood
sized spotted turtle into the sailor's hat, and
encouraging its efforts to escape over the
side, tbe reptile tipping the hat over upon
the floor with a ban?.
MTinlTv " xrna Ki rpffnnnjtA to tba innnirv.
HThe conversation was continued until she
determined that it was best to accept the
offer to join the" Seven Pollies, so well pro
vided with horses, and enjoy a trip to the
equator. Thus it was that on a certain
pleasant morning, Mrs. Partington and Ike,
tbe latter astride of a trunk, on behind the
carriage, was driven down the wharf, beside
which lay the good brig Seven Pollies,
ready to cast off her fasts, and proceed to
Mrs. Partington's first thought was about
the horses. .
"There they are, auntie, ".said SI helping
her to alight, "on the deck yonder."
"Well, wby anrt tney nitcned on?
The Honors and Financial ReTfards tolbjj
NOT A FIT PROFESSION P0R A PQORlOLip
IWmiTJJ TOB 1KB EUP1TCS.1 ' "j? '
"Does political life offer sufficient honcw
and rewards to warrant a young man In en':
gaging therein?" i t
That was the question put to a large nuai.
berof leading politicians of this, country
recently, men who have had their ups and.
downs, their victories anddefeaU, and whot
know from personal experience whatthey
are talking about, annexed bib wjcjt an
swers: Smith M. Weed often called the Demo
cratic sage, of Plattsburg, New Tork Thera
is nothing so deceptive as politics. A
young man who adopts politics as aprofes?
sion is reckless and paving the way for aa
impecunious existence. He is not a citizen
wbo is going to assist in elevating and im-
I proving tne community ia wmcn .uo ";,
Lbut rather exnects to float on a tidal
-t ...-. nf nnnnlorttv tn offica and the
.i(. ... i ... .j - -
emnlnments thereof. As a rule, in-
.sithv pnnilibrinm wonld be restored, and.
' f:jL.t. -...-. winlA laa tfe rtttalt.
-SB lHTfiuri,,i?.."."-- t, -
.a . .1 1 ..& mimw.mnm 4h.ll M
.'i.nis was a seiner u uimo ws s.mw.,
and tbe conclusion reached that she mast
go. But Where, was-the question? "Prog
Bun," at Beanvllle, seemed to be the best
place of any, as she had first opened her
eves in that enchanting locality, and as the
"Bun" boasted of bnt one scattering bouse,
quiet was assured. It was at the "Bun'
that Paul Partington had found her many
. before P. P.. of the "Bloody Sev
enth" of 1812, so called from the fact of its
-.... tuning een a ficht. in which Paul
bad won the chevron of corporal by his
heroic exertion, in getting up company
lunches on training days and of whom he
was wont-to sav, to those who asked him
where his amiable wife came from, i'she
came by the "Bun. " This is preserved in
Beanvllle as the only original joke ever
perpetrated in the towp.
Here at the "Bun," where she could hear
the meetin' house bell at Beanvllle, she
vegetated during two summer months, and
here the few friends who knew where she
was visited her, besides a country doctor,
with a pair of saddle-bags, who came every
day to pour the latest news into her ears, out
of a paper three days old assuring her that
news, lite oeeisieas, wii (""
a few days and pouring into her mouth the
vile decoctions of drugs that dated from the
days of Esculapius. avoiding, by not curing
her, the chance of being struck by lightning
as his old predecessor was, for which read
the fable. She sat out under the "ambigu
ous" trees, as she would call them, and Ike,
by the same authoritv, fished for frogs and
turtles in the "limping" waters that flowed
One day there came a visitor to the Bun,
a young man a sailor mate of the brig
Seven Pollies, of Bivertown, who was a
relative of Mrs. Partington. It was Si
wO' frf2l rft its i t I it
I m i . .
DISEOSING OF KICKERS' LETTER8.
Complaints of DlualUfled Railway Patrons
Pat to a Novel Cic.
New York Bnn.i
A newspaper man went to interview the
sunerintendent of one of the elevated roads
a few days ago with a lot of letters com
plaining that the cars on tbe road were too
"You'll save me a lot of trouble if you'll
let me have those letters," said .the superin
tendent, reaching into his desk and taking
out a package of documents.
"How is that?"
""Why here is a bundle of complaints we
have received about the cars being kept too
jrarm. If you'll let me have yours I can
send the cold letters to the hot writers and
the hot letters, to the cold writers, and so
make all the growlers answer each other."
Jast Before Ho Kicked the Doc
Mrt. Partington Ooet Aboard.
Mrs. Partington and Her Haitor Cou-.n.
Mr-Bart Miller (gunning down at Ashe
Tille) You're the worst one I ever shot
nvHrl "Whv don't vou eo iato the bushes
and.hont instead of dancing around me like
Pelton, of Onion, Corner, who had runaway
to sea vears betore, atter pusmnc ms jamtn,
down through the barn floor scuttle into a
potato bin, and, contrary to all predictions,
had prospered and been forgiven as all pros
perous people shonld be. He had not come
to see Mrs. Partington on this occasion, but
the one with whom she was stopping, rela
tively nearer, and he was "surprised and
pleased to see fxr there- ....
"Hello, auntie," said he. shaking her
hand as if it were a marlinspike, "mdn t
expect to see vou here. How are ym?
"I don't know, dear," she replied; "what
with the spinfe in my back and the nec
rology in my head, this tronble, and that,
and the aches and pains, contemptuous, I
am not'verywell myself. The doctor said
I must go away to recover my equalabra
ham, and heaven alone know what the end
"Sorry yoa are so-poorly, auntie," saidhe,
aa he threw nis giazea na amu a uii.
He was no long-tatl-coated, soft-hatted
..ii.. nnti no rn nlm'nst never see. nowa
days, bnt a real hearty bluejacket, with
wide trousers and turned-over collar, and
looked as fresh and breezy as. the ocean he,
.oii.ri. hia nnes. honett face was an atone-.
ment for past irregularity; and Mrs. Part-r,
ingtoa "took tajhlm" at paee, reading. War
through h pwerratis sfectwlea, whieb
''Because there's no need of it in the har
bor, with a good wind; get them ont to sea
and then we'll talk about it."
"But how am I to get on board?"
"Captain Davitt," said Si to a florid-looking
man wbo came along, "this is our lady
passenger. Mrs. Partington, who wants to
know how she is going to get on board."
"Quite easy, mam, quite easy; will get a
chair and whip you in quicker'n scat.
Here, Jack, bring the old wharfinger's chair
quick; bend some ropes on it so that it may
be hung on the horse crane."
"Aye, aye, sir."
Tbe seat was brought forward made of a
barrel with the front cut out about half way
down and a rough seat improvised. This
had been occupied by the old wharfinger for
ten years, every year promising to treat
himself to a chair. ' This was attached to a
tackle depending from a long crane on tbe
wharf, and Mrs. Partington, with great
trepidation, seated herself in the extempor
ised vehicle. It occupied but a moment,
the fall elevated the rude chair, the crame
swung around, and the relic Corporal Paul
was welcomed on the quarter deck of the
Seven Pollies. There were other passen
gers, whom Mrs. Partington scanned with
scrutinizing spectacles, and then, accom
panied by a very polite steward, she
plnnged down the companionway to inspect
uer accommouaiiuua ueiuw, luiufiujug kue
servitor confidentially that she had never
been more decomposed in her life than when
she was suspended, as it were, by a single
thread, exposed to such a publio ob
servance, and bid him be sure that Ike was
not left. The wind set in the shonlder of
the sail, and the Seven Pollies pushed
gallantly out into water that was mighty
deep. " r- otiUiiiAuaii.
i A BalBeii Hatter.
deed, nine times out of ten he is caught In
the ebb tide and is carried to shallows and
4tTinAtrtmint- Sneh is the fate of the
aspiring professional political office seekerJ
I believe that all young men should take an
Interest In politics and go to the polls and
vote. Rich men can indulge In politics at
a pastime, and even then they are often
sadly disappointed. In large cities, of
course, there are a few men who can becomei
professional politicians and eke out a rather
unsatisfactory existence. If a young man:
with the eloquence of Cicero, the diplomacy'
of Bismarck and the brilliancy of Glad- ,
stone, should ask me whether he should
adopt politics as a profession. I would, sjyi,,
unless you are wealthy and independent,
A YOUNG MAN'S DTT.
Dorman B. Eaton, the well-known civil
service reform advocate Every young man
shonld belong to some political party that
haa principles that he can advocate and de
fend. He should make it his duty ts a citt
zen to understand the principles of each
.,. onrt therehv tmn how to vote intelli
gently. If civil service ever obtains and
becomes a fixed institntion in our Bepublie,
which I believe it will, then young men can
study to go into the service of the Govern
ment and not be afraid of being discharged
whenever a new administration comes into
power. The brightest young men in the
country will coma to the front if civil service
reform is carried out to the letter and the
politicians who make it a business to deal
outofiices will be relegated to obscurity.
What the Bepublie needs is efficient men ia
the Government service, not political sine
cures, and until this change for the better
occurs I do not see any chance for young
men in politics. It will come some day?
the people will ask forand then demand it
senator J onn vj. Dpooner, u im,
known as the little Bepublican giant As a
general proposition I would advise all young
men to become interested in politics. It
brightens their faculties, makes them think
forlhemselves, and in its way educates them
as much as book learning. If a young man
.refuses to vote and refuses to take an interest
in the politics oi nis country, wuj, uo -,
simply abdicates his right .Of xitixenship-t
Professional, politics it ' precaHous,- rand
shouldTba. avoided. Strictly speaking.'poU
'ties it not a profession, and success init if.
often the result of circumstance and environ-'
ment. Too many yonng men. with superior
educations hold back and refuse to take an
interest in politics. It is a sad mistake and.
out of keeping with the spirit of a repnblie.
Manv of them may argue that Dick, Tom
and Harry, men with no reputations, no at
tainments whatever, are occupying high
political' offices, and for that reason hold
back. If these men occupy mgu iea .
is because the better educated young men
stand back and refuse to go into politics.
The tendency of the times is to put the most
efficient men in office. ..
AN UNCEBTAIN BUSINESS. J.
Ex-Senator "Warner Miller, of New York?
Yonng men should certainly take an in
terest in politics, but it they hold office
when young they become professionals, and
when turned out have no way to support
themselves. First, they should become in-a-a
finaninallv. and then if thev wish,
tto seek political advancement or ofilce they
can do so without iear oi morauiw a.
poor young man can afford to become a pro
fessional politician. Politics is notapr;
fession, and, generally speaking, the man
whotries'tomakeit a prolession, unless ha
is wealthy and can afford the experiment;.
winds up disastrously. Taking an interest
in politics and voting intelligently are du-
i:. k. vnnntT men ai well as old OWO ta
their country. "We have no political per
and therefore young men should recognize-f
m th harinnincr of their careers that a pro-- 'v
fession or business is Jar preferable to i the Xt
uncertainties of office-seeking and pohtleaiyj
V lv 'iff
Mkrberrv fa eood deal flustered) Madam,
Iwaa perfectly, willing -to hold your baby
r.u. uatnL hat now mat ne s..swanowea.
my,leketl skoal like-tevkaaw whether
' you; Want fe bay or sell. Judgi.
Colonel A. L. Conger, of Ohio, membergl
Bepublican National Committee-pir aU"S
nnn mn vmiM mccecd in political life a
like Congressman "William McKinley and,
senator ooaa Doeniuui v -- ---a
rious delight in patting them on the snoul-
ders and saying: "Go In, boys. You were.
born to succeed in politics." Ahl but they
two men named are exceptions, and werel
.,,.,i ,,r th nnlitfoal ladder with suchirjR:
petus that they have never stopped climbihi
two eminent Ohioan and stng a polltacaia
didactic threnody thatwouldlnstruct andbaj
o mnriol for vnnnf nolitlcians to emulated
They are not professional politicians, butsjj
the people nave no iongrccuBuCT uioiuo'j
tin.ni.tieri nhilitv that thev continue thesaf
in office. The office has sought them; they
have not been office seekers. Do not go into
politics, young men, unless you are caught
im n rni.litmm nf rjonnlar favor aad car
ried with such Jorce that you feel assured H
will nnntlnni. mn in office foT SOmB 794W1."
Be independent, financially, if you thiak
pulling yourself into political lavor ojmt
bootstraps ot aemagogism.
NOT A PAYING PB0FE33I0N.
Congressman TV, L. Scott, of Erie Ce;
talnly, allyoung men should take an into.
t In nollties and know how to vote InteJlt
gentlj. Those -who have tried the expe U
ment of making politics a profession, wttk
.ty, nninhla executions, have made sfgaal
failures. The very existence andnatnrel?
a republic require young men to take mepa
or lesa interest in questions ee-neernia
nnMimint and the politics thereof. Tatar
thnnlil trr to keen, posted and not vet
blindly. But In order to be thought wi:
awake citizens it Ii not necessary to
nffii.. nr in unest to tain a livelihood
nnlitleian. There are other pursuits fw
mnr allnrinir than politics, and far MM
remunerative. The uncertainty of saeeMo
in politics should discourage tnougnuui
mnitfnna vonnirmen. OI course, there I
exceptions to all rules, and the racMimll
politician represents, peruap, ma ouo mKmii
in many thousands who has attempted
succeeded, . .rssB
Rx.fienator Joseph McDonald.of IneHaiCI
known as "Old Saddlebags" PpMiifJ
are said to oe ungratetui, ou. puuuww
more so and has no cold charity to oferTteJ
h rfefeated. Even vHcQ a man is success 1
fntin nollties he finds It less remuueratlvSl
! Chan an v other nrofessiOH. The prefrstMaall
'politician; is quite an. anomaly ia .eaJTBgl
-nnDiic. iBa nis career ia au utnmwnv
I say aaviee w young jk w