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T. WILLIAMS' CIGAR.
IT BREEDS THOUOLE AT THE
THOMPSON STREET POKER CLUB.
Nee Utile Allotted Wlilrli Will Improve
tho Moral Mini Plimiirlnl Coiullllon of
tlie Member Itcimtlee Wlilili Attnn
lilict tlio Mvntlui;.
A brief but lurid meeting of tho Thomson
iBtroct I'oker club win liclil lint Saturday
evonlng, tho Rev Thankful Smith presiding
In vlow of tho facts Hint tho Janitor hnd
thoughtfully gnniUhocd tho chit in n gunr
antoo of gooil fnlth In ivgnnl to tho Imt kero
sono bill. Mint no light m furnNlicit tho
club other than I ho flicker of tho olcctrle
Inmpovor tho wny, nml Mint tho nvnllnhlo
securities and cnth of tho wvornl numbers
were temnornrllv tied tin III tho luaiHj of
ball In JclTcrwon Mnrket, l'rofoor Ilrick
moved that tho regular cxcrclics bo omlttcl
ond thnt tho club go Into executive session in
n camtnlttcoof thu whole.
Mr. Cynnldo Whllltes seconded tho motion.
In addition to tbo drnwbncks nlrcndy men
tioned by his houombla collcngno, ho hnd Mm
honor to lufonn tho club that ho had Just
sorted tho only vcl of card found on tho
premises and hail found tlnco Jacks, two
nccs, two kings nud ono queen to bo missing,
which nbntees would seriously malm tho
chances of 0eulng a Juckot.
Mr. Tootcr Willlaun moved to nmend tho
motion. Ho hnd secured at auction tho pro
vious ovcnlnp,n set of poker dice, nud In lieu
of tho regular gumo it would bo pleasant and
perhaps prolltnblo to
Tho go vol fell.
"Do motion nm cynrrled wlfoutdo mend
wont," 6ald tho Rov Thankful Smith, " 'n
Mlitah Toot Wlllyums nm outer ordah."
"Kin I ipoho Jess n mlnnlti ' inquired mat
"Yo' kin spoke Jcsi fo' sccons," retorted
tho Rev Chairman, "'ndcy won't bo no
dlcln' not chuckln' on do premesses to-night,
Dat's settled, 'n now ef you'll trow dot punk
outcn do wjtulah, 'u" -
"Data n tnoimy cent clgynhl" nngrlly re
torted Mr William.
"lluy one fcr twonny cents 'n yo' gits do
roster do box for n prlzol" queried tho Hov.
Mr. Smith, sweetly "Yo" smokes dat brnu'
on do bummyputh prlnsplo, Tootf
"How how's dnt hummypnthr' scornfully
inquired Mr Willlums, with rapidly rising
"Bmlllycr smlllybuster," quoted tho
learned cbalrranii, on which buret of classic
erudition Professor Brick smiled vigorous
"Wha whad yo' mean by ilatf demanded
Mr. Williams, hotly "Whad yo' mean by
sayln' smlllyum snillllcus tcr mol Dnt'a an
"Dat do clgynh, Toot," sweetly explained
tbollev. Mr Smltli. "Doclgyahnm smlllyer
smlllybus on do bummyimth prinsplo dnt ono
stlnkab fcyores onnudder, 'n"
Hero tho reverend chnlrmnii paused, locked
his thumbs, leaned back nnd regarded .Mr.
Williams with n sunny smile, Mr. Williams
drow himself up to his full height, slow ly
drow on ono yellow glove, adjusted tho cigar
firmly In tho left coiner of his mouth, blow n
denso cloud of smoko Into tho peaceful conn
tcnanco of Elder Jublleo Anderson, who snt
bcsldo lilm nnd who hnd taken no part what
ever In tho hostilities, filliped tho hot nshos
on tho kinks of Mr Otis Johnson, bestowed
upon tho chairman u look of mingled defiance
nnd ferocity, and, assuming his hat with grent
hauteur, quitted the room.
There wns a dark silence of several min
utes, broken only by the rusplug rcsplrntlcn
of tho elder, who wns Just recovering from
tbo asphyxia conferred upon him, anil by tho
smothered yell of Mr. Johusau when ho dls
covered that his hair wus afire. Then tho
Rov. Mr Smith snldt
"Do Thoms'n Street P kah club 'II 'Journ
stnny dyer Ef dar was mo' light; er if Iircr
Whiffles kud go outcn borry a taller cundlo,
wo'd set ynr 'n rnzzlo wlf our feclln's sonio
mo', bud It's wnstln' timo ynr in de dark. At
do nox' mectin' wo'll tako up do constitution
n comb sonio obde kinks outcn do rules.
Dor's something wrong, 'n It's been gittin'
wronger all do timo." Hero tho rovcrcud
gontleman drow out a sheet of paper and
waved It ominously.
"1 hev writ out sonio now rules for do club,
wlch do kemmitteo on ways 'n mcans'll parso
on, n I'll read 'em."
Rule One. A flab dls dato no membah 'II
lnterjooco no cussln'cr unclocr pardncrin
do game, ccptln' ho puts up slxty-fo' dollalis
wlf tho bank tcr pervldo ngln loss,
Rulo Two. No membah Ml bo allowed ter
como ter do club rooms befo' do gamo 'n put
fly specks on do kyards.
Rule Tree. No checks Ml bo cashed by do
bankir, 'u bean pokab am at do risk of do
niombahs wen Toot's In do gnmo.
Rul6 Fo. No membah kin fo'co no othah
membah tir 'cept his 10U, 'ceptln' ho put up
Rulo Five, No raisin' do llmmick, 'n no
opcnln' Jackers wlf a bustcn strako cr fllsk'll
Rulo Six. Rnzzers 'n gnsplpo clubs must
lx checked In do coat room, 'it do mombah
wat rlugs In a shootah In do reg'lar gamo Ml
bo 'spended treo niouU.
Rulo Sov. No membah Ml pass kyards
undab do tablo tcr no othah membah, 'u no
cross HIT, er playln' from a bug, er waksln
wlf six kyards, cr fllllu' lltsks from do dls
kyards, er deal In' from do bottom, cr niun
kyln' wlf do deal, er borvyln' chips wlfout
do ownah's consent, er be In shy six dollalis
In do pot, er rlngin' In green goods In de
jackcr will lo allowed In do reg'lar gamo.
Thci-o were several bursts of approval dur
ing tho rending of this paper, which grati
fied tho reverend chairman nnd augured a
favorable report by the committee. Tho
club then adjourned. Now York World.
Ilo Wunted Due.
" A small boy was following and nagging a
big boy on Columbia street the other day
when the ble bov baited and saldt
"Bay, boy, If you f oiler me any further I'll
black your eyol"
"Real black r
"Awful blackl" ivtais.
"Then I'll roller. If I got a tlacVeydl
won't havo to go t school for a vock" De
troit Free Pvcsu.
Couldn't Startle Mm.
City noWApnpcrs linvo nioro trouble In
(mining country correspondent not to semi
In trivial news Minn In urging themtoMiid
1 1 mom Minn they do. Onoof tho ncntu
! r of Mils tow n, however, hns r. correspond
out whom nothing stnrtloH. Tho nmnnging
editor tell the following about him. There
i.'inonrlngnt tho telenhono which tho rd
for nnawered. It was t lie correspondent out
"Hello! U Mint tho offlcor'
"Will, mj', Joiim U ileml. Clood-by."
"Holdonl Who wns Jonc! Wlmtdldhe
"Killcil lilnnolf. Clood-by.''
"Hold ons hold on. What did ho kill lilnv
"Murdered his wife nnd thrco children.
Illllll-Dctrolt Kroo Trcsn.
Mr. 8. I wouder why those pcoplo oppo
site utaro over hero m inuclif
Mr. 8. I supposo thoy nro trying tollnd
out why you btnru over there. Life.
Tho l.tnio Kiln Cluli.
"If Hi-udder Hocratei Shellbnrk nr' In do
hall dls onvonlu' ho will plenso stop dls wny,"
said Brother CJardiicr as tho meeting was
called to order uf ter tho rules laid down by
Socrates had Just settled himself down In
tho southeast corner to brng to Pickles Smith
about tho sire of thocnibuucloou his neck,
and bo slowly responded to the invitation.
"Brudder Shellbnik,"snld tho president,
"I ur' pained to obscrvo n persistent dlspo
shun on your part to tncklo do big words In
do English language. I war' In do rear end
of Johnson's grocory Saturday night when
you cum' Into do front, pint nnd said you
wanted linlf a peck of esculents, two pounds
of sacchariiio solid, nud a paekngo of tho dry
extract of corn. Artor Mirco hours' flggerln'
I cum to do conclusion dat you intaut 'latere,
sugar nn' co'n Btarch."
"You ar' in do dally habit of win' slch
words as 'port-pleuble,' 'mnstlgopherous,'
legatary' and 'paleogrnphlst,' nro you not!"
"II'iul Ycsl You couldn't walk Into a
butcher shop nn' nsk for a soup bono In plain
English, could you You'd feel compelled to
put it "Sub boo slgno vlnces,1 1 reckon."
"Y-o-sl Well, Brudilcr Shellbnrk, I'zo
sorry ynr J'incd to dls club. Wo nr' a plain,
iiuprotonsliU3 pcoplo. When wo want to say
ono boss wogiu wo donn' spend thrco hours
lookln' for tho woitl Iwirouche. I'm nfeared
you can't tnko comfort with i-ucb people.
You lelong to sonio Shakcsjicaro club, whar,
when a chap wants n chaw of plug terbneker
ho turns on you and: 'Ego spem prctlo non
cmo.' Did you wish to resign, Bruddcr Shell-
"No, sah. I w tsli to stay right yero."
"An speak plain English!"
'An' let till do big words bo tied up in a bag
on' sunk in do rllwrf
"Dnt's curus, but wo'll gin you n trinl fnrn
month. If you cum out uxporlmentla docot
stultos, ull right, but if you supus pilum
mutnt, non mentcm, and obllgo us to omiic
solcm fortl patrin, wo slmll certainly qui tacit
consontit. You kin now'sot down."
Urother Shellhark returned to his corner
nnd snt down with n Jnr which loosened
thirteen yards of plaster, nnd when Pickles
Smltli nskod him to hoc saxum posult, ho
grew so faint that ho had tobracohlsbackto
tho walL Detroit Ereo Pros
Wo Invito such of our northern contempo
raries ns aro dissatisfied with tho complex '
Ions of their girls to como out to Kentucky,
whero tho ro. .s of our sweethearts' check!
aro perennial bloomers, nlways warranted to
wash, and, paradoxical as it may sound,
whllo their tints cauuot bo extracted, nlbolt
they somohow rush over him whoso lips como
lu contact with them as though thoy woro a
wholo summer rainbow twining about him
and making a May polo of his spinal column
a rainbow, in sooth, ono end of which rests
In tho gai lens of Ilespcrides and tho other
in a Jug of sugar houso molasses. Louis
Tlio New First Header.
"Is tho boy In tho fleldl1
"Yos, ho is In tho flold."
"What is tho boy doing in tbo lleldr
"Docs tho man see hi ml"
"But why doei ho chucklo and grin instend
of driving tho boy outl"
"Hist! Ho is tho man who keeps tho drug
store on tbo corner I" Dotroit Free Press.
lie Lllcoit Cold Iloiut Dcef.
Yoang Housekeeper (to butcher) Havo
you roast beef I
Butcher Yes, ina'nm.
"Do you keep It on lcof '
"Oh, yes, ma'am."
"Then you mnysond mo somo. My hus
band told 1110 onlv this inornlnrr thnt tin I
i-ery fond of cold roast beef." Texas Sift
Twvo fellows stoppod beforo tho window of
n hat storo and vlowed with admiration a
Vt having a llttlo mirror at tho lwttom.
"Why do thoy put n looking glass at tho
bottom of tho hatr1 askod ono.
"So tho man who buys it can see whothcr
it flta him," replied tho other.-St. Louis
What Canio rirst.
Anxious Father You aro of ago now, nnd
I want to glvo you a little pointed advlco as
to how to keep tnonoy. You
Matter of Fact Bon But wouldn't it bo
proper first to udvUo mo bow to get HI
Tlio Old Order Chansrth."
"By tho by, I wish you would get mo n
card for tho Duchess of Beaumorriss' donco."
"I'll try. But you'll have to get a cost umo
from her, or a bonnet, or something, as she
only asks her customers I" London lunch.
T1iM Hie lre Buys rtl Men Wliom Nw
piipcr Itemlar ll Often tlcnd About.
Roliert Uarrctt Is In IMrK In better health
than ho has enjoyed foT years.
Mr tllndxtouo says lir will never sit for an
Judgo Kelley, "Mm fnther of tho hotrw."
wns n Jeweler iwforo lin tunied his nttcutlon
Vlctorlcn Bnnlou's chlrogrnphy Is more
indecipherable Mint the Into ilornco Urtv
II Rider llnggnrd, In splloof his succom
nun novel writer, considers tho practice of
Inw his chief occupation.
The Into Chlof Juttlco Wnlto had four mes
sengers during his fifteen years on tho su
premo bench. Tin eo of them wont mad.
I'nrUlnnsnre talking of erecting n monu
ment to Jnquea Dnvlel, tho lint oi-ullit to
prnctlco excision of cataracts, Ilo defcrllictl
his inclliod In I7.'A
Mr Ruskln Is figuring In n now direction.
Tho most populnr drink In London nt present
Is milk nud soda wntor linlf nnd halt. Tho
grent nrtcrltlo Is tho Inventor of this bover
nge. It Is denied that tho emperor of Oermnny
is Impatiently longing for death. Tho story
nbout his having asked tho chaplain to pray
fcr his rcloiiso wns the product of somebody's
(leu. lw Wnllnro Is passionately fond of
tho gentlo sport which Iznnk Walton mndn
lininoitnL Ho was cspeclnlly nctlvo In the
recent fly casting tournnmeut of tho Ihher
men of tho stnto of Indiana.
Paul Dfogrnngrs, of I'hllndelphln, has col
looted 1,000,000 eniiceled xwtago slnmpK.
Ilo tins put them up In imcknges of '0,)00
stnmps each, tho imcknges weighing over five
pounds each. It hns taken him six years to
matin this iimiIcsi collectloiu
Itinscll Sngo Is tho director of thrco bntilts,
and It Is very seldom that ho ever misses a
meeting For ench meeting that ho nltends
ho receives f 10. Mr Sngo. It la snld, cnlcu
Intes thnt tho money ho earns ns n bank
director will pay tils butcher and vegetable
A few ycai-s ago Roliert A. McCarthy held
tho position of murine rcortor on a Detroit
uowspr.pcr at a modernto salary. In n spnro
moment ho conceived tho Idea of n cash rnll
wny for umj In stores, scoured a patent on It.
and has slnca madon fortuno from tilslnvcn
Sir Edward Dallies Is snld to be tho oldou
nctlvo Journnllst In Eurape, Hu Is S3 years
old, nnd his iper Is Tho lyeds Mercury
Ho begnn his career ns n Journalist three
years after the bnttlo of Waterloo, but wns
present ns n reporter for Tho Morcury at tho
battle of Pctcrloo In lSI'J, nnd has been con
tlmiously lu nowspnper llfo over tlnco.
Sarasntc, tho grent violinist, Is making his
annual vNIt to London. Un his drat appear
nnco n few oveuings ngo tho hull wns densely
crowded, and grent cnthuslnsm prcvnllod
Snmtato's thick hair, It Is said, Is getting
tinged with gray ho looks thinner and n
little worn nbout tho fnco, but tho lire In hl
eyo Is uudlmmcd, nnd his hand has lost non
of Its marvelous cunning.
Senator Voorhecs recently visited the pen
sion olllco, Washington, and was astonished
to rccognizo In a man hauling a truck filled
with documents nn cx-Judgo onco prominent
in Indiana. Stopping him tho senator ox
claimed: "Thunder und lightnlngl A Judge
In Indiana a horso In Washington I" The
next dny tho "horso" wns promoted to a place
mora befitting his former dignity.
Senator Quay, of Pennsylvniiln, bos been
very quiet since ho entered the seiinto chain
bcr, but In u sub rosa wny ho hns nccom
pllshod n triumph of statesmanship. Ilo hai
Obtained tho photographs and autographs ot
his sevcnty-flvu senatorial colleagues. It took
u good deal of diplomacy to do this, ns cor
tnln senators nucr give their pictures tonny
one. How Mr Quay nbtnl-vd somo of the
photogtaphs Ij a mystery
When ho first enmo forward, under Mr
Butt's pntronnge, as cnndlduto'for parlln
ment, Mr. Pnrncll wns warmly recommended
to tho public by tho parish priest of Avon
dale, who wrotoi "Mr I'nmell, though n
young man, has much talent nud much prac
tical ucqualntunco with country llfo.
Though ho Is tho youngest lu his bench of
magistrate, his opinion is much respected,
and when ho Is not sitting dllllcult rases aro
frequently put oil" until ho can nttotuL"
Dr. Prince, of Wales, a vcncrnblo Arch
Druid, S3 years old, a notable (Iguro among
his countrymen, has madu all arrangements
for tho disposition of his body when the vital
spark shall havo Hod. Ho wants tho body
burned, and has written out 12.) sound rea
sons why cremation Is deslrabla Ho has
chosen n spot whero It Is to bo burned, an
historical Druldlcal pile, and has specified
tho fuel to bo used In tho paper containing
these Instructions tho voucrablo man goes on
to denounce vaccination and thu wearing of
stockings, and concludes with n protest
against matrimony, wbl"a ho thinks is de
grading to women.
The Alta California tells that not long ngo
some tourists from tho ease culled to u man
who was digging In Joaquin Miller's garden,
near Fruit Valo, and desired to bo shown
over Mia place. Tbo man dropped his pick
and very patiently showed the garrulous
party tho crematory, tho water works, tho
wolf den, and ull thoy desired to seo. But
thoy expressed dreadful disappointment at
not having found thu poet at homo. "Now,
look hero, old follow," tuld tho leader of tho
party, as they were going, to tho man, who
was nbout to resume his pick, "what -ort of
a looking man Is Joaquin Miller, an) howl"
"Well, ho looks like me," was tho qulto an
swer. "LIkoyoul l,ooks Uko youl" "Yos;
1 am Joaquin Miller."
An L'DRruver anil III I'lctuie.
"Theioismoro valuo In lliesa engravings
than people think." said a dealer iu he
fondled over a collection of prints of Sin
donnas and other heavenly beings. "Copies
of somo such engravings are worth $1,(100
each, and can scarcely bo found even at that
price. Thero Is Muller's 'Slstlno Uudomui,'
for Instance, Ho was a German artist, and
put his wholo soul Into a reproduction of
that Madonna for a wealthy put ion. When
ho had dono, his work was tho most dolicnto,
faithful and sympathetic pieco of engraving
that was over produced. He struck olf a few
copies, and then his patron decided that It
wus too dolicato, that tho lines must bo deep
ened a little. Mullcr carrlod out the order,
and died soon afterwards of a broken heart.''
The dealer seemed to share tho grief of the
unfortunuto Muller, and dm ho finished the
llttlo tale his voice fell In a manner that sug
gostod that bis own heart had never been
wholly well since thoso linos were deepened. It
Is a pity to havo to add that the cold and un
romautla oucyclopaxlla records that Johaun
Friedrlcb Wllhelm Muller died In lSlu of
overwork, but it U set down that tils woudor
ful Slstlno Madonna was his life work, and
that ho died soon nfter completing It, so the
dealer's ktory muy be true after alL Now
Seals nro ravaging tlmsalmon In Fonobseot
buy, und fishermen In turn are ravaging the
seals. Thus far ten of tho lattor have been
rtntlnnntlty of Tarter Ttrnployrs.
A recent nnuoimcomcnt as to tho national
ity of the emplous of n cotton munufactur
lu'g minpnny Illustrates Mm chniigu which
bait lakeii place lu the diameter of mill oper
ative In this country Muco manufacturing
was lu IU Infancy. In thoso days factory
employes lu such plan ns Manchester, !w
ell, Lawrence nnd Worcester woro recruited
mostly from fnimllc In Mm country ttiwin.
Ho far from tho lot of a mill o erntlvo being
looknl down Ukhi, It wns then considered
honorable, and for u immW of yenrt natlvn
American girls undo up Mm great body of
Mm working form lu the mnmifnctorles
(Irndunlly tho foreign clement win Intrn
duwd, nnd ns thexo peotiln could llvo cheaper
and eonvquoiitly work for less wages, tho
natlvo American, in tho courso uf n few
yearn, wero Hourly nil displaced by foreign
ers. Tim French Cnnndlam now form u Inrgo
proportion of tho employes In tho mills of
Now England, though Micro am ulso many
Scotch, English, Irish, French, (lermaii, nud
mio Itnllnn operatives. Of the Armory
company's 800 employes, one-third nro French
Canadians nnd tho ro.it nro of various nation
alities, only eight, or ouo-tonth of tlio wholo,
Itelng native American. What Is true of
this comimuy U aUo nubntaiitlnlly trim of nil
tlio grent manufacturing companies lu New
England. Nor Is It nen-ssnry to go to Mm
cities to see tho change Mint several decades
havo wrought lu tho character nt tho factory
population It miiybosccu lu tho smaller
towns ns well, The Piuitnu stock of Now
England, which bin boon thu subject of no
much pride among tho native residents, Is
fust yielding to tho Hood of Immigration
from Europe nud Cuiindn. Now York Sun.
Tim Don Win Not ('ununited.
A curious medical expciluu-nt wus mndont
Portland Me., during tho session of tho Btute
Medical association. It wns designed to II
lustrato a lecture by Dr. H. II. Weeks on tho
subject of "lVuetrntlng Wounds of tho Ab
domen." A Inrgo coach cog, utter being
etherized, win shot by ono of tho Union,
who displayed much gionter nccuiiioy of nlin
than tho nverngo policeman shows In his
pistol pracl loo on nibld ouulues. Tho wonp
on wns ro leveled Mint thu ball Minuld plcrco
tho IntostliiiM. After Mm wound had been
lulltctod, nud uhilotho utilunl was uncon
scious of the hUh honor douo him, it quantity
of cnrbonlo neld ga wns Injected Into tho syd
tern. Tho point of iutorcol win to nscerlnln what
would becoinoot the gin. If tho Intestines
had been perforated tho theory was (hut tho
ens would cionio from tho wound. If Micro
wns no esciqio by thnt outlet tho presumption
would Ik) that the Intestines had not been
perforated. As Is usual lu Mich enf-e-i tho
operation wns pronounced "u perfect suu
ccs," nlthough thu hcntlmcntH of tho dog nro
not reported, it is well u know ot tuo ro
milt of tlilsoxor!uiout, ulnco nny ono who
has reason to supposo that I1I1 nbtlomlnnl do
main hns lioen rudely liivudcil by n knlfo or
ball can ncttlo tho question for himself with
out Incurring tho expense of tho services of a
doctor. Brooklyn Eagle.
Tho MIkIiI f Ilellliemtluu.
"What thou doext.Mint do with nil thy
might," Hut not with tho might ot auger,
liasto or Impatience. Not the "might" that
grabs tlio door knob nud tries to wrench it
on If tho door doesn't oen rendlly. Not
tho might thnt is always breathless, In n
hurry, "rushing things" and trying to do n
dozen things lu a minute. That Is not
"might" nt all. It Is a wnstcful expenditure
of might of your force, your vitality, to
storo tip which you hnvo slept nnd enten.
Tho "might" Mint accomplishes tho great
est and most prolltnblo result is tho might ot
coolness and deliberation; the mlglitthntwtll
do und think of but ono thing nt atlma; tho
might Mint will not allow Itself to lie occu
pied by other things, thoughts or ollorta
until Mint ono thing Is done; tho might that,
having forty things to do, immediately ftopi
nud thinks, sits down nud dots nothing for n.
timo but tUluk .T let the thought como of
What Is Ibo best thiug to do to bring nlwut
tho most prolltnblo result. l'rontlco Mulford
lu New York Star.
BucerMliilly Transplanting an llje.
It is said Mint tho operation of transplant
ing n clear piece ot n rabbit's cornea Into tho
blind eyo of n patient, performed ton dnya
ngo nt tho Presbyterian Eyo and Ear Charity
hospital, ot Baltimore, has proved a succct.
At tho end of n week tho bandages wero re
moved nud the oyo exposed to tho light, Tho
pieco of tin rabbit's cornea win completely
united to tho human eye nud hnd grown to
tho edge of thu holo mndo In tho blind oyo
opposite tho pupil. Tho clear graft had bo
como cloudy In tho process of uniting to tho
human eyo. Alrendy, however, it has begun
to clear up, nnd tho man U beginning to en
joy the prlvllego of seeing. This he has not
dono for three years, when his eyes woro de
stroyed by lime. The operation of trans
planting in tho left eyo wns so satisfactory
that two days since Dr. Chisolm made n simi
lar operation on tho right eo Philadelphia
l'u t nro Commercial 1'rogrets.
Incomparably tho most magnificent nnd
beneficent scheme of commercial nud econo
mlo progress now on foot Is tho llusslnn
Bchoino of connecting Europo with tho l'ncltlo
and with tho Indian ocean by trans-aslatlo
railroads. This must ultimate In tbo opening
of nit central Asia to mora humanizing influ
ences, as well as Immensely advantaging in
tercontinental trade. Associato with this
project tho opening of Africa, by means ot
free states, nrtlHoial seas nnd European col
onics, and thu uulon of tho Atlantic with tho
l'ncltlo by means of a canal, and wo havo
enough to immortnllzo the close of tho Nine
teenth century. But then what shall the
dawn of tho Twentieth century be) Doubt
less social advances, and inventions in tho
1 calms of solar physics, and electricity vast
enough to shadow all Mint goes before.
Tlio famous Kudlcolt IYnr Irre.
Tho world famous Eudlcott pear troo,
planted by Governor John Eudlcott on the
undent orchard farm nt Dauvem New Mills
In llKM) or 1C3J, is dead. Tradition has it
that lftJO was tho dato when the eiiernhh)
treo was planted, but there is also ovldeucu
that Governor Eudlcott did not break up th
ground for Ills orchard until 1031. Thero is
110 doubt, however, of the great antiquity of
tho pear troo and thnt it was from ') to 200
years old w hen Its last vital spark went out.
The treo stood on tho north hank of tho river,
about half way between the Mills and tho
railroad track. It had but ono rival an
ancient peir treo at Truro, on the sands of
Cape Cod, planted prior to Kill. Boston
Gnthnm's Moonlight I'lrulr.
Tho moonlight picnics aro announced, as
usual, by poktcru on nil tho blank walls.
They nro to bo tho rage this year, It seems.
Every bargu and steamer in tho moonlight
plcule biuluess Is engaged for weeks ahead,
regardless of tho moon nud thu almanacs.
The moonlight picnic is 11 near approach to
pagou license. A promiscuous crowd of
roughs nr.d toughs of both u?r.v buy tickets
and fill tho Inrgo und tho ktc.tuier. Then
follows n night of revelry mid riot. Tho
moonlight plcnlu ought to be wiped out of
oxiitcuiv, Now York Freomau'i Journal.
With Illumination designs appropriate for thu occasion,.
Printed in finest style of the art at ' '
COURIER : OFFICE.
ALSO K . x ),
LEAP YEAR RECEPTION CARDS,
GRAND BANKRUPT SALE !
THE BEE HIVE STOCK
Is now on sale' for what it will brin. It eomprises one of the
FINEST LINES OF DRY GOODS ever brought
to the city, and must he closed out at once.
5000 PAIRS of SHOES
For Ladies, Gents and Misses.
Call in and see for yourself. The goods must be sold, so
come and get them.
JBREX I-I1VR.95 and 917 o St.
Has opened and we have just
Goods and a
j Bvk Bv
Grey Horse Harness Emporium,
1020 O Street.
On Seventeenth street ear line of Lincoln Street
Railway, lots front'ng on
ow on sale.
Wesscl & Dobbirjs,
New Burr Block.
Wedding Invitations, Engraved Calling Cards, Box Station
Fine Printing of all Kinds.
Give Us ei
received a line line of Turf
great variety of
Ladies ; Fine : Saddles,
at Room 3.J Riehards Block.
Cor. L2th and O Sts.
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