Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 27, 1888, Part II, Image 9
PART II. THE OMAHA .SUNDAY . BEE , PAGES. 9-16 I SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA SUNDAY MORNING , MAY 27 , 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES. NUMBER 344 N. B. Falconer. "White Goods. Another grand bargain in White goods forMomUy ; Canvas Checks in white at 8 jc , reduced from 15c. Lace stripes at Hie , reduced from 17Jc. Special. v . . Cream Lace Batiste at lOc , worth 35c. Cream Springtide Checks at I5c , reduced from 25c. Victoria Lawns at 10 c , worth loc. N. B. Falconer. Wash Dress G9ods. Crinkle Secisuckers in a large line of stripes , at 5c ; regular price , 12jc. N Batiste in nil the new figures nnd colorings , at S c , regular price , 12Jc. Zanzatar and Puritan Suitings in a "beautiful line of stripes , 12ic , worth Striped Scei suckers new stripes 6c , worth 12ic. Dress Ginghams 5c , worth lOc. N. B . Falconer. Corsets All sizes in fine summer Corsets at C9c , regular price 81.00 ; and French woven Cornets at G9c ; all the other j stores sell them at 81.00. N. B. Falconer. PEN-PICTURES OF DAGO ALLEY , Inhabited by Beings in all Conditions of Squalid Distress. A FIELD FOR THE SLUMMEnS. A Stroll Through its Unsavory Pre cincts by Daylight Its Sights , Sounds nnd BccntB Some of its Dngo Alloy. A spot ns such not laid down in the city's plan , neither are its ncoplo mentioned in the city's directory. Yet for all that , the alloy has long been a festering sere right In the heart of the city , and its arid wastes nro within rillo shot of the Paxton. Geograph ically defined by metes and bounds , its terri tory is bolted by Thirteenth and Fourteenth and Jones and Lcavcnworth streets. It is a gulfy stream of vlco and wickedness , and the wrecks along Its shores are the hulks of fallen humanity. It is a bad place after nightfall for the stranger , for the universal command , "Lot there bo light , " was never intended broad enough to Illumlno the alley after dark , and the stranger must trust to the bulls' eye of the saloons , opening on cither end of It , for guiding stars. Tlio sun glares fiercely on the alloy by day , as though it would llko to Htriko all men and women in it at once , and then as if In revenge for the existence of the place , contents itself with oxhallug deadly miasma from the vegetable refuse strewn about in dumps and scattering It in dUcaso throughout the air. I.ittlo stagnant pools Ho in slliry stillness on cvory side , and the only tlmo their turgid rent is broken is when fresh lofuso is added , or a rain shower gives them lifo and motion. Under ono di lapidated shanty there Is a crss-pool of tilth enough to breed Aslatlo cholera , and the policeman who acted as my guide , said , it la tradition that tlio pool la bottomless , which accounts for its continuance battling the of- foitsof the health authorities to abate the nuisanco. * And the mansions of Dairo alloy ? Well , there Is n painful architectural symmetry ant likeness In thorn all. They have nn uncertain tain way of standing , lilco u man rceovpriiif from a protracted spree , and glass for the most p.irt Is wanting la the windows , the gaps being filled with cast olt clothing , Nol that the pcoplo ncod tha filling In Hinnnicr.foi tlio spuco loft In the shattered window frame : afford * ventilation , but in winter the cold must bo kept out somu way that the people may llvo. And the people who llvo In Dago Alloy. what of them ! They nro a vicious set am ! claim the pluco as their own by right ol pro cmptlon and graduation in crime and nils- fortune. . A resilience in tha alloy is the last jumping off place in iho wretched run of n miserable cxlstenco. Negroes with razors nnd Italians as dark , with stilettoes , lit about the open doorways and umuso them selves in sleep , or the harmless diversion ol beating the mioearnblo women who cling to them and seem to thrive on their blows ; or if pcrchanco the claims of hunger deimim food , with nothing in Bight to steal , the negro aallios foi th m search of chores and the Italian roams about with plaster images , Ono of the Italians was arrested on my visil to the alley a swarthy , muscular man , will : n red handkerchief ubout his forehead am' brus pendants in his cars , anil whllo tlu fellow protested his innocence- with mud gesticulation at the station , a dirk a foot lou ( was taken from him. "Mo peed cuetccxm ; mo no anything bad sell do nice poppy corn and do bigbniuin,1 hi said in mponsa to tlio usual Inquiry regard ing his occupation. 'Then what ycr doln' with the ereat bit checsocorvoH" usked the Jailer. "Why use , him to cut dobig biumn , see1 ! the follow ansTicrcd. weu of every nationality arc N. 13. Falconer. i Inco Flouncings. Wo Imvo always nintlo n great Specialty o black Lace Flouncings , nml we will "open Monday n lot of goods that we know are cheap ; the patterns nro choice and new ; the black Spanish Guipure Flouncingg , nt 51.10 , § 1.50 , 81.G5 , § 1.75 and 51.85 ; we know arc worth at least 2 ? per cent more than wo ask for them. The black Chantilly Flouncing at 05c , § 1.25 , § 1.50 , ? 1.75 and $2.25 , are i just as cheap as the Spanish Guipure ; These goods we have just bought at special sale and much below the mar ket value. N. B. Falconer. Wool Dress Goods. We make special inducements on colored Wool Dress Goods for Mon day. A lot of 24-incli Dress Goods nt Tie , regular price 15c. A big lot of Checks , Plaids and Brocades at 12Ac , regular price 20c. 40inchOuling Flannels at 29creg- ular price 45c. 42 inch French Novelty Dress oods with plain to match at 89c , re duced from § 1.35. 42 inch Cashmere Serges in all the new colors at G5c , worth 85c. N. B. Falconer. there , who respect the law as they do each other , and value human lifo only at the worth of the contents of a victim's pockets. Just the men nro they , found In every largo city , to follow a leader and join in the mob. "Wo don't have any trouble to speak of now with the alley , " said the policeman , "for wa'vo got it pretty well under control , but there was a time when there was hell and robbery in the alley every night , and then wo had our hands full. " "How did you manage to obtain the system of order prevailing ! " I asked. "Clubbed 'em , " replied the policeman laconically. "Them fellows is afraid of a clubbin' , and ycr got to treat 'cm like yci would a wild beabt. " And the policeman in other words simply announced Napoleon's axiom : "Kill the mob lirta ; lead the riot act after. " * The women of Dago alley are the cast aways of a lifo for which disease hasunfUtcd them. I grow interested in the story of ono of them , as she told mo of her former life , over the drippings of stale beer sent her from a neighboring dive. She was not old , save In Bin. and in her features , as much us was loft in their regularity fiommunya beating , ono might trace the lines of former beauty. She had been In her day of the "scarlet sisterhood , " and worn diamonds , nnd she contrasted her present day of castoff - off beer drinking and poverty with thai other day of champagne cork-popping and jewels and caresses. Step by stcj her downward career was swift and sudaci and with scarcely breathing tlmo , to realize the transition nnd the rounding of her lifo Is the inevitable story in the end of the exist ence of the "siren wno lures men's souls to tioll. " Poverty nnd diseases , with a brutal Hill Sykcs for a protector and n shamble In Dago alley , then Potter's field nml the dis secting table , the last records of the \vomat ; of the town who survives her youth ani beauty. Children sometimes play In the alloy with ash heaps us a play ground , little wcazonci things whoso very lifo will provetholr future disgrace in tha sins of their parents and ono looking at their diseased-racked frames am blear , expressionless eyes could wish in liu man kindness that an early death m'.glit end their lives of misery. A romance came upon the alloy n few months ago in the tthapo of n suicide. There Is ono IIOUKO along its wastes moro gaudil.\ furnished than the rest , in that showy rci curtains hang at its windows like the splen doitt of the cabin of n canal boat. And seek ing the ( shelter of this don , cauio a young glr whoso lifo for years had known no purer at mosphcro than the air of n dive , no kinder words than the curses of a lover. She came with her sins fresh upon her In the very las stage of destitution , for she hud been cast off and spurned by her protector. She coula bear his reproaches and his blows but not hi neglect , for in it the woman's prldo , lost though she was , asserted itself in the re membrance of her sacrifices and what she culled her love. With no eye to wiitch her no word loft to tell of her contri tion she drunk laudanum in a roon in the rcd-cui taincd IIOUKO in the alloy nt tlu dead of night and in the morning was foum with her wido-open eyes staring wildly nt the unpitylng sunlight and the gaping crowd staring wildly at her. Decent pcoplo relatives of the girl , came down to the allo > and gave her chrlutian burial , for In th purity of death they could touch hor. Am bo pass the days and nights , the sin am misery , the wretchedness and poverty , the merry-go-round of disease and despair one dentil in Dago alloy. Hut civilization Is com ing to obliterate all vcctljies of the place it the brick aud mortar of tha great building in contemplation upon its situ and soon tht. alley will bo but a memory recalled by the historian. Boy nurglnrg In 'Frisco. Youthful depravity is causing the detective toctivo brunch of the city police force moro trouble of late than any otho causes of crime , says the San Francisco Examiner , and the art of catching bo ; burglars ami brinuin them to justic' is , by practice , malting fcoveral of Cap tain Lcoa'detectives particularly skill ful. Nearly every week for the pus two months.nn organized , ( jang of boy criminals have been arrcbtcd , aud lab N. B. Falconer. Torchon Laces. Three special lots of hand made [ "orchon " Laces will be placed on sale Monday ; the pricesare _ lOc , 12 c nntl .5c. These laces will be found n lit- * * . le dirty , but they are all perfect with liat exception , nnd nrc worth double whnt we ask for them. We also show n lot cf Cream Lace ileinnants at wonderful prices. N. B. I'nlconer. Penrl Buttons. We imported an immense quant ity of Pcnrl Buttons , and can in consequence quence sell them cheaper than they can be bought wholesale. Pearl Buttons lOc a card ; 2 dozen on each card , nnd nil sizes. Fine Pearl Buttons 15c a card , of 2 dozen , all si/es. Super Pearl Buttons all sizes nt 20c per yard , of 2 dozen , N. B. Falconer. Hammocks ! Hammocks ! 1 bale Children's Hammocks at 40o worth 65c , 1 bale full sized Hammocks at 81. X regular 81,50 quality. 1 bale full sized Hammocks nt $1.35 worth $2 , N. B. Falconer. night four more youthful robbers wore placed behind the burs at the city prison. The last gang , like the others , is the result of reading cheap and vicious lit erature and Bmokinpr cigarettes. The boys are thoroughly hardened and de praved , and the youngest , a lad of twelve years , is the worst ono of the lot. They all live with their parents in the Potrcro , but never go to school , and load an idle , vagabond lifo. which finally leads them to steal. They con fessed to several reporters last night that they had been stealing things for some time and dividing the booty. The charge the police have against them is burglary , and each of'the boys has two charges to answer to. HORACE GREELEY'S bAUGHTER Living n Useful Ijlfo nt Her Quiet Home in New York State. From time to timCji-oports creep into the newspapers that Miss Gabrielle Greoloy is to take up ono caubo or an other and plead it in a public way be fore Now York audiences , says the Now York Press. Such n report may bo true , because Miss Greeloy is a young woman of great intelligence and with decided opinions on the prominent questions of the day , although she has not made a study of them. It might bo expected , too , that the daughter and only surviv ing child of Horace Grcoley would fancy holding a , prominent position in society , and ono which it would bo so easy for her to attain ; but such a report is not true , because she has chosen other duties and a vocation that docs not in any way place her before the general public. To have known Mr. Grooloy was at least to have heard of his country homo at Chappuqua , and to find mention of that simple little village nestled among the hills is to hear now of Miss Greoloy , the great man's daughter. Ask the very cows in the Holds or flowers along the roadside nnd they will have some thing to tell you of the loving kindness of this gentle woman. Without a dis senting voice her face is called beatlful. Her features in repose are classic , and when animated the eyes glancing beams of sunlight , the mouth opening over teeth of dazzling whiteness they produce an imprint on the mind of the beholder that is not easily effaced. No bangs or wavy locks of hair are needed to enhance nature. The brown tresses are drawn back in the simplest manner and form a knot just behind the earn. This is the sort of face that a wido- brlmmod Gainsborough hat with lloat- ing plumes becomes so well , and Miss Greoloy wears ono sometimes. Hoi garb in the country is plain and com fortable , but everything shows to ad- vantngo on this well developed and strongly built young woman. Tlio Grooloy farm is only a brisk five minutes walk away from the village and its land borders the high road. The house , which is merely a spacious cottage ; was built for a farm house , bui has been uecd as the family dwelling since the original homo was burned , an event which took place several years ago , The happiness being deprived Miss Greeloy of sharing her homo with her Bister's three children they hav ing been entered as pupils at the con vent of the Sacred Heart she anil three other ladies llvo together in the utmost peace and harmony. Each cnr- ries on her own pursuit , sharing cqua : and sharing alike the burdens and joys of housekeeping. There is a shoo fac tory at Chavpaqua which employs 8CK hands , and these people live in ani 'about the village. A settlement of .Quakers in the vicinity-adds to the pop- N , B. Falconer. Surah Silks. Surah Silks in btripes and checks at 50c , werth 95c. Changeable Surah Silks at 89c , reg ular price § 1.25. Plaid Surah Silks heavy weight at $1.00 , reduced from $1.50. * Black and white striped Surahs , also Shcppard checks at 95c , would be good value at $1.25. Black beaded Grenadine at $1.50 , reduced from $2.50. Black beaded Grenadine at 82.50 ; reduced from $3.00. Black beaded Grenadine at $3.50 , worth $4.75. Black beaded Grenadine $5. worth 57.25. Black beaded Grenadine $6.25 , an elegant design , covered with bcade'd drops , worth $10. N. B. Falconer. - Embroidery Department. To reduce a stock of Embroideries that we find larger than we want at this season , we ! make special prices for Monday jtheFO'pric 2s will be found lower than any yet made at any special sale. At 5o we will sell a lot of "embroideries that are really worth 12ic. At 8 c , the lot we show would be a big bargain at 15c. Atlljc you will find some elegant goods that would sell readily at 20c. At 19c , in this lot you will find bar gains which will be a surprise to all ; we only sell theni at 19c to reduce stock. They arc worth from 30c to 35c At 27 c. This is one of the largest lots we have , nntHo sell them fastwe , make this ridiculous price ; many of them are worth 50c. ( N. B. Falconer. " illation another and quaint species of mankind. The country isbrorul enough to admit of more than one creed , and so tiiero is room for the pretty little church with ritualistic services , which hns helped much toward providing for Miss Greeley her vocation. In her own words it is "higher than the Roman church , " which might mean that it was more full of symbols and ob servances than the other , or that it led to a higher nnd strnighter road to heaven. Certainly those who come in daily contact with Mibs Greoly , unite in thinking that any road that she might choose to take must naturally lead to heaven. She is a kind of high priestess or bishop in this church work , and it is mainly through her endeavors and the co-operation of her friends , with the assistance of the clergyman , that the little edifice stands free of debt , and that the seats are open absolutely free to the congregation. It would bo trespass ing on sacred "ground to give a more detailed account of the good she is constantly doing , the heart full of sympathy that she gives out to all claimants , whether men , women or chil dren , and the good seed that is being scattered by her in every direction. If fiho lived in Now York her sphere would bo broader , and she would undoubtedly bo a loader in some of the advanced movements of the day. She loves her country homo and her retired though busy lifo , and finds little reason for btudying the rights of protection or the wrongs of frco trade , except that she lovingly leans a little more perceptibly toward the trco her father helped to foster , and she has a womanly and in stinctive sympathy with the claims of women working women most of all who desire to better their own condi tion. Smolders English mechanical engineers arc devoting - voting much study to the thermody namics of the gas engine , and rndical improvements in the present types of such engines seem probable as the re sult. Mr. II. Guthdo recently exhibited at a meeting of the Manchester Associa tion of Engineers a model and diagrams of an engine intended to dispense with the water-jacket and to regulate the cut-olT and power without cutting out whole strokes two features in the "Otto" engine which , it is claimed , ciuifco a loss of 60 per cent in the ollicioncy and create , Unsteadiness in the work. Mr. Cuthrio claims "to save half the present JPS.S caused by water jackotfng nnd to got put of the cylinder of a given size just about three times the power of the ordinary Otto-typo engine. " His model is designed for the use of the ordinary oity gas supply but is claimed to bo equally well adapted to the self-containing typo ( the so-called "Caloric" ) by attaching to it a gas-gen- orator. By this means ono would not only bo freed from the monopoly of the gab companies and "trusts , " but the en gine would have a much wider field of usefulness. A generator no larger than an ordinary vertical boiler would con tain fuel enough for a whole day's work without recharging. For street mil- way ube such a self-contained gas en gine would pososs the advantages of be ing practically noiseless , of emitting no bteuin. of making- smoke , and of put ting into the atmosphere only one- fourth the noxious vapors par honso- power now sent from the present steam ongiiio furnaces , An English authority lias computed that in the last three or four years more ) ) Igs tmvo died .in the United States from cholera .than uavo been raised in the BrttUu Isles. . . N. B. Falconer. Ladies1 Hosiery. We have a few odd dozen of Ladies' Silk Plaited Hose in colors that have been sold at $1.25 ; on Monday to close out the lot we make the price 59o n pair. Another lot at 79o with white split feet comes in tans , navy blue , brown , wine nnd cream ; 81.75 is'the regular price , but to close out this lot we sell thpm Monday at 79a N. B. Falconer. Opera Hose. Ladies' Silk Plaited Opera Hose in cream , pink , blue and blacks that are worth $3.50 ; Monday's price is $1. N. B. Falconer. Black Silk Phiited Hose. At one dollar. We will sell Mondny an elegant black Silk Plaited Hose that is worth Si.75. N..B. Falconer. Black Lisle Thread Hosiery. Ladies' black Brilliant Liile Hose at 42c , would be good value at G5c. Ladies' black fancy ribbed Lisle Hose at 49c , they would be a bar gain at 95c. At 33c a pair we will close out a lot of colored Brilliant Lisle Hose. N. B. Falconer. Fancy Lisle Hose. Odd lots of Ladies' fancy lisle Hose that have been selling from $1.25 to $2.50 , we close out the lot at at 6Sc. N. B. Falconer. A PRECIOUS-METAL HUNTER , Ho Goes From Placeto Place in _ Search of It. UNEARTHING HIDDEN TREASURES Scraping the Floors of Jewelry Kstnl- llslimcntfl , Dlculnt : into Crevices , Displacing Hoards nnd Buying Workmen's Wash-water A Ijiicrntlvo A Bnn reporter strolled through the corridor rider of the Millard ono evening last week , taking in the personnel of the guests and ob serving the sights and scones BO invariably Heeling and pleasing in this busy hostelry. Meeting on acquaintance , and lighting a cigar apiece , the reporter nnd his friend dropped down into the comfortable rockers to test the quality and quantity of their weeds , and put a final quietness on the vexed problem as to who shall bo named the republican standard bearer at the convention to shortly convene in Chicago. About this tlmo a well-dressed , well-fed , dignified gentleman strutted npast and nodded politely , to which there was n response - sponso from the friend of the reporter. The Inqulsitivcncss of the latter prompted the question as to who the stranger was , and received In reply , "That man Is in a business I never hoard of before , and I doubt If you over havo. " No objections being raised to the queer assertion , the gen tleman continued : "I came in to-night with him from Minne apolis , and ho is n jovial , hall follow , well met. Wo boarded the train together at Min neapolis , nnd in the course of the trip wo struck up an acquaintance. Ho smoked my cigars , and I quaffed with him , when it was necessary to cut the dust in our throats. Ifrom social talk wo drifted Into the charac ter of our respective pursuits , and I told him I sold lumber. Ho laughed , and jokingly remarked - marked : 'I raise lumber sometimes,1 His reply puzzled me , and when I pushed him for an explanation ho told mo that ho bought the floois of jewelry manufacturers for the scraps nnd refuse of gold nnd silver that finds its way into crevices in the Jloor and becomes Imbedded in the boards. Hut hero ho comes himself , I'll introduce him to you and you can hear from his own lips. " Mr. Grotlonschcn , was the nnmo of the gentleman cited as being in n curious busi ness , and while ho was polite , nffablo nnd jolly , ho was not much inclined to speak on the subject. Nevertheless ho answered questions whrn they wcro advanced. Ho said ho represented a Now York linn that had made n discovery by which they could work the dust and scraps from gold and sil ver manufacturing establishments , the refuse fuse of such places , the aprons worn by the workmen , the water in which they washed their hands and the crucibles used for melt ing the inctal into bars and cukes of the precious stuff and icsoll them at a largo profit to bo again worked over Into Jewelry. The works arc situated somewhere in New Jer sey , nnd huvo made a mint of money for the proprietors. "I am continually on the road buying the floors nnd uppurtenences to jewelry manu facturing houses , " continued Mr. Grotlun- schen."and I have just coma from Min neapolis and St. I'aul , where I bought two floors and the washings fioin the hands of employes. I paid in the main nearly 5,000 , for the two outfits , and I think I huvo se cured a most excellent bargain , The refuse is of long years standing , anil the older the premises the wore valuable the prjzo. I amen on my way to Kansas City from here , where I have In view a very promising plant , and from there 1 will Journey through the boutb. " In response to a Question if his mlb&ton to the city was to make a purchase of n like description ho. answered that it Was. ana bo said that ho had just closed a bargain with N. B. Falconer. Curtain Department. Fancy Colored Scrim Curtains. On Monday we offer 50 pairs of fancy coloied Scrim Curtains at the ridiculous price of $1.35 pair. These goods are shown in two colors and arc very desirable as n cheap summer drapery. Remember the price on Monday , 51.35. Nottingham Lace Curtains. The finest line of medium priced Lace Curtains at S3 , SI , and 85 , ever brought here. Also for Monday 50 pair full taped edge Nottingham Curtains at S5c per pair. Madras Curtains. . 51.57. 3G pairs Madras Curtains at 31.57 per pair , worth 53.00. N. B. Falconer. White Lawn Suits. We make special mention of two numbers of Ladies' White Lawn Suits for Monday ; we have the finest stock and the lowest prices of these goods ever shown here. The prices are $3.75 and $6.75. 53.75. Ladies' White lawn Suits pleated Blouse waist , full tucked Skirt at 33.75. SG.75. Ladies' White lawn Suits , Basque waist , full trimmed Skirts at $6.75 , These are two of the greatest bar gains ever offered at the prices quoted. N. B. Falconer. Max Meyer & Brother for the floor of their lately vacated jewelry establishment at the corner of Eleventh and Farnam streets. What was the price he paid for the floor , or how much gold and silver ho ex pected to harvest from the plant ho refused to state , desiring to leave it to the firm to tell themselves. Next day the reporter called upon Messrs. Max nnd Moritz Meyer at their now store , and the gentlemen stated that they had not sold the floor , but only the scrapings therefrom , nnd the fillings in the rrevices. For this the firm had rcceivcil nearly JIM , and Mr. Max Meyer volunteered the information" tbit ; during the short time they had been In thananufacturing of jew elry they had received the saBHttlo ? sum of over $4,000 for the refuse from ttiulr estab lishment. "No , wo didn't sell the floor outright , " claimed Mr. Moritz Meyer , ' 'for the reason that wo were not prepared to take it up. There is , without doubt , a mine of gold and silver dust beneath it , and it will some day bring in a great deal of money. Wo consume n largo quantity of gold and silver in our business , and at the end of the year box up the refuse and soil it. " "How do you save it ! " quired the reporter. "In various ways , " was the reply. ' 'First of all Uio floors are carefully anil thoroughly scraped betimes , and the scrapings are dumped into barrels. Then thuro are the hands of the workmen. " "What of them ! " ' Before leaving their benches and tools they thoroughly wash their hands and clean their finger nails. While they nro at work a certain amount of the gold and silver adhcro to the flesh and finds its way under the finger nails. The wash water is saved and after a night's stand the metal sinks ' .o the bottom of the dishes and in the morning the water is drained off and the sediments thrown into tha waste barrel , which in time is sold to the men who deal in it. " "What else Is there that is valuable ! " "Many things. The aprons and caps worn by the men find a ready sale , as do the cru cibles in which wo melt the metal. The lat ter wo novcr use but once , then break them up and throw thorn into the refuse barrel. A largo amount of gold sticks to them , nnd Uioy bring n largo price. " The working benches and chairs of the workmen bring sometimes largo sums of money , and in nil probability when the Meyer's get ready to tear up the floor of their discarded building a neat little bonanza will bo brought to them. The Old Curiosity Shop. In a current number the London Tom- pie Bar will say : Ono of the most amus ing characters in the "Old Curiosity Shop" is Unit of the small slipshod girl who wore a "dirty ronn > o apron nnd bib , which loft nothing vifaiblo but her face and her feet , " and who was called "The Marchioness" by that choice spirit Mr. Richard Swivellcr , in order "to make it scoin moro real and pleasant. " The novelist took his first impression of this domestic young person from a maid-of- nll-work possessed by the Dickens fam ily when living in Bayhum-btroot , Camden - don Town , She was nn orphan from the Chatham workhouse and continued to wait upon her employers * during their incarceration in the Murelmligen. Like young Charles Dickens , she had a lodging in the neighborhood of the prison , that she might bo early on the sccno of her duties ; and when Charles mot her , us lie would do occasionally , in hit , lounging place by London bridge ho would occupy the time before the gates opened by tolling her most astonishing fictions about the wharves and the tower. "But I hope I believe them myself , " heould say. The room wnich young Dickens then occupied was aback attic in the house of an insolvent court agent in Lunt street. Borough , where Bob Sawyer lodged many years afterward. His landlord was "a fat , good-natured , kind old gentleman. Ho was lame , and had a quiet old wife ; and ho.hud a very in nocent gro'wn-up son , who u as fume , too."a The elderly -cou'plo nnd their N. B. Falconer. Linen Department , 25 d07.cn Turkish Dusters ( slightly soiled ) at 35o per dozen ; worth $1.00. 100dox.cn impoitsd Turkish Wash Cloths , ( bought at auction ) at 55o per dozen , worth Too. 50 dozen large Turkish Bath Towels at5c , regular price 25c. 05 dozen Fancy Turkish Tovrols at 25c , worth 40c. 25 dozen extra large white Turkibh Towels at35c , worth 50 : . 100 dozen elegant Damask and Uncle Towels at 25c , ( Brochc Borders ) worth 35c. $1.00 Per Dozen For Monday's Sale. 50 dozen red bordered Damask Doylies at $1. worth 81.37i per dozen , Lap Ropes ! Lap Ilobcs ! We will continue our sale of linen Lap Robes on Monday at the same prices quoted for Saturday's Bale ; these goods were bought at less than , cost to manufacture and are almost worth double wlat we ask. Linen Lap Robes , 42c , woith 75c. " " tl 75c , " 81.25. " " " 85c , " 81.35. " " " $1.00 , ' $2.00 , ' Odd Lots Bed Spreads. We will sell all our odd Bed Spreads at special prices on Mondny to clean up the s tock. There will be bargains amongst them. N. B. Falconer. only son were dead when these pnrticu- lars wore related by Dickens to his bio grapher , v ho informs us that they lived still very pleasantly , in another form , as the Garland family in the "Old Curiosity Shop. " Turning to a minor character in the story , it is said that the first study for the poet of Mrs. Jar- ley's wax-works was made from ono ol the rhymesters regularly employed by Robert Warren , the blacking manufac turer , whom Dickens remembered BO well. Telegraphic Communication Between China nnd Knropc. JJew York Commercial Bulletin : The con ventiOH recently concluded at Chefoo between the roprcSSlUativcs of the two telegraph , companies hnVISg cables landed in China and the CliinOso t < ? lo- graph administration has created some alarm among the foreign mercantile communities in China , and it 1ms not yet been ratified by the Chinese govern ment , although the agents of the cable companies concerned spent the winter in Pokin for the purpose. The Great Northern Telegraph company of Copen hagen nnd the Eastern Kxtcnwion com pany of London , it will bo remembered , have divided the territory in China. The lines of the former run north through Japan to Vladivostock and Eastern Siberia , while the English company's lines run south through Singapore and India. Telegraphing to and from the interior is done over the Chinese lines , nnd , under arrangements hitherto existing , the Chinese tele graph administration received fiOc per word for messages sent abroad from the interior. Under the arrangement pro posed by the convention the Chinese would receive 70c. The companion , says the minister , charge cable rates , although most of the service is by land. A MyfitorlntiH French lllfln. Paris Correspondence London Tele graph : \Vo Imvc had abundant evidence - donco during the past few months ol the pains taken by the authorities to prevent the secret of the "Lobol rillo" and its cartridges from falling into for eign hands. Arrests have boon made from time to time on the faintest sus picion of foul play , nnd it is nlUrmert that oincorsihava boon BO careful that not u single French soldier knows the color of the powder which ho is using. The number of rifles and cartridges supplied to the different regiments has boon accurately noted down and not a day passes without a scrupulous examination of the stores. At intervals during the twenty-four hours the rilles are counted to ascer tain that none nro missing. Lists are made of the cartridges dealt out to each company ; of thoiio fired oil and of those returned to the commanding of- ( iccr after the day's work , In short , if each cartridge wore a prlcnlcss diamond mend it could not bo kept with greater solicitude , while as for the rilles , ono would almost imagine that the fate of an empire depended on their retention within the walla of the barracks. Frenchman still maintain that what ever the mlahaps which may have be fallen other inventions , no foreign gov ernment 1ms yet succeeded in prying into the mybtorios of Colcinol LobcJ H masterpiece. Tnoy consider their now rillo second to none in the world. There U no quicker of handier way of dis posing of icf uses , soda , muck , weeds , etc. , than to rot them down In a compost heap , Surely dead ntiimuU are best disposed of in tint way. Tha most common fermenting agents used in the compost lira ) ) arc ' manure and ujght/eoil. .