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- B M m EAGLE - ' f w tt NEW YORK CITY LIFE. •CJommontiB on M a n y P e o p lo a n d Xliinffa. A Vast Idea-Has Wallack Lost Ids Grip?—Au Amateur Romeo—Y'lco Noutrallzlug Vico—Jay Gonld's Contempt—Darwia R. James’ Dinner. Derry Belmont’s Admirer—Is Club Life a FoU- nre Here?-The. Fasolnation of tbo Samo flebhardt—Happy Pairs—Pulitzer’s Paper. Ttro Mayors-A Froiioh Millionaire—Big Feet. ' A Gruesome CUamoter—Prison for Women. A Handsome Han. i T hb pbobusm or OEXTiNa a b j h m for giv- X dk > to s Sirl iu au elevutoA railroad oar, and at ' Sho earoo timo uiaUoR no aacrldcs of personal comfort, diaa boon solred. Ilko most groat and long aougUt in- Tsntlous, tUia nao la excaodtugl;; almplo, and oxcitca trondor tUat It bas uaror boon bit upon before, Tbu (allow moral; alTecta not to sea tbo atauding girl until tbs train la within half a block of tbo eiatiou wbero ba intanda to get olT, Xlisn lie leta bla 0705 rest upon bor, «nd bla faoo aiaumos an siproaslon of pollta ooncorn, .mlDgled wltU aurpriao and regrot, aa tbougb bo would fcaragladlsr atood, not ou bla feet onl;, but on bla bead, rather than permit her to go unseated, If bu bad only been aware of bar. Ho riaoa quieitly, boebona to bor, ■tandlug oloae to tbo aoat until sbo comae, to Yallautly dsfend It agaluet srerybody else. Ho baa Just time to absorb her radiant amilo of tliauks before the oar atopa and bs atepa out. Tbo originator of tbls dcrice aeema tohaYOtakaa out no patent, for it la I d common and tinrostrlctsd uao. ' *»* H as L ismter W ali /ACH lost n is omp ? I ■went up to see him in *• Ours’' ou Wednesday night, •and aa It wfte bifl flreC appenrsucaat bin nowhouBdJ •xpsoted an os^ation. Tbo audionco was friendly but not enthuBiastic, and certainly not large, Cor thc*ro veto many rowe of vacant eeatB. The company that supported WalUok was far from ilrst class. His Eng* SiaU impoxtatiODB, Meears. flerbort. Buckstooe, Kelsey, Flocton and £Uon \rero about as inofheiout, stilted and altogether mlsorable a quintet of aotora as I care to aee. They could walk gracefully aud dress like gen­ tlemen but they Lad no more life than vroodon men and produced no effect on the audience. Tbo parts of the two girls in “ Oiire” should bo taken by bright, 'riraoioue and pretty eoubrettes, but the only two avaiJable ladies in Wallack'a company wore Mii»s Oor- tttODg who certainly looks 45 years old, and another JmporUtloz^ Hiss Keaser, who is not pretty. WaDaca has not scored a eingle success since he moved to bis uptown (heater, aud has been galivanting around tbo country with a pickup company playing ‘‘Uosedale” to the rustlcB in order to make enough money to keep him from rnnuing behind on his expenses. Ue iueistod ail last year in presenting such melodramas aa ^'Voutb,\ Taken from Life,'* and his patrons steadily loft him ms the season advanced. Kow bo has bad reeourso to the old comedies again, but while ho was playing fast and loose with tbo affoctlooB of his audience, which vraa ones the most arietooratic one In New York, other Influences have been at work. The tremendous run of ’ ^ugilBb light opera has drawn many fashionable people Bway from Wallack’#, and the Madison Square Ibeator hoa also won many of Luster’s fsUbJess patrons, Daly’s policy of presenting jolly eociety plays and Amusing operettas, has also won him many of the people who were formerly Wallack’a patrons. The first reafiOQ for the decline is uoquestiouab!}’ the prac­ tice of engaging Euglish actors. The veteran mana- ffer believes only iu London stock, and goes acroBs the water for his company. There may bs good stock ao- lore in England, but certainly Mr. Wallack never gets them. Ho is, by virtue of UI b ago and ability, the very foremost of American mauagors, and yet when has be produced an American play or made a first class Amer­ ican actor 7 V *,♦ »** **♦ B btwebn two acts th a t evening at Wal- Jack’s we wore given the balcony scone from “Ronioo »nd Juliet,”, It wai an amateur performance. Romeo wore a wriuklelees evening coat, and a waistcoat bo open that he would inevitably have fallen out of it if the fastenings of Uia ahirt bosom had given way. Hia 27AOg was adjusted to a h air; his whiskers wore a tie l?y eareful count on the two sides of the parting, and liie awfully-bored-don’t-yaw know expression was prob- Jibly a study from Lord Chilllnglon. In a proscenium t)OX sat Juliet, artfully posed in the front corner facing the audience. She would have boon no more consplcu- ■OUB if aho had been on the stage. Romoo was scarcely Impetuous, but he was just as bold as they make ’em. He picked hia way between seats and over feet until he Atood close under the balcony. Juliet loaned out to him. It was all pantomime to the spectators, of course, but so pretty ! And, 0, so vivaoloue 1 Ho Btruok the most effectlva attttudos, while she posed pictarcsqnely on her nido of the rail and put her fea- luros through their entire range of exproseion. The Amused apeetators watched this audacious show for ten sninutes, until the curtain rose on the other actors, and JaUet diemisssd Romeo with a stroko of her fan on hia forehead that wouldn’t have broken the wing of a l>ntterfly,.but might, I fancy, liave thrown him into a brain fever. 1 MET A QUEER PHiLOBorHKR the otUor day ■efho hafl a novel theory about the treacment.of pookot- book droppers, skin gamblers and bunco players. He claims that all these i^harpers help to prevent dishon­ esty a&d crime. Quostioulng him as to bis reasens, he «sid : ^*Xake the posketbook dropper, for instance; whom does he rictimixe ? Not an honest man, but only the man who olalmb a pockotbook not Uls own. If the law did not interfere tho dishonest oouutrym&a who le perpetually trying to get money not his own would bo punished oa be deserves by the city sharper, but the daw atepB in and takes the part of the dlBhonost coun­ tryman and prevents the sharper from teauhiug him a iwholeiome lesson.” **But,” I said, “you would not defend the throe card monte men on such grounds ?” ’’Osrtaiuly. Every man who expects to win at three card monte lUluks he has discovered a sure way. Ho •apposes the ooruor of a card has been turned by ao- (dent, and that he can make money out of the monte Oman by picking out the card thus marked. His plan is a dishonest one. He ought to be puuished for Ixis dis- 'fkOD 6 sty« Blit no. Tbo law steps iu aud lakes the part >of the dishonest player and prevents tbo monte player ■from giving him a costly lesson In moralK.” <^But how about the dealers who promise to soil a •man counterfeit money and tUeu send him a box of ■sawdust f ” \Has a man a right to buy counterfeit money 7 Should be not be punished if he undertakes to get it for the purpose of swlmlliug Uia fellow men? 1 think be should. But what does the law do 7 When a coun­ tryman who tries to buy counterfeit money gets vic­ timised, the law stsps In to punish his tutor. It seems to me the law ought to eoeourage and reward every fuan who can punish another who Is trying to commit «rJmA In thU way the bad forces in society could be made to neatralizo one another.” ‘^Thaa you would, of course, encourage rowdies In fighting with one another ?” I remarked. “I would. Tho worst rows in Now York hare always been In oases where tbo bad fellows killed one another, lostoaa of Intorferlug to prevent it, the yoliee should aucourage tbo contestants. *** *** T hk E agle received a handsome compli- ment, at the recent dinner given to Darwin U. James, in recognition of its services as tho champion of local •elf government, even when administered by a polltlea; opponent like Mayor Low. Tho dinner, by the way, might Just as well have been given in Brooklyn, for it was largely a Brooklyn affair. A notable feature of it, and one which escaped the notice of the proas, was tho unexpected epaeoh of Peter Cooper. The old gen­ tleman told of bis experience In runulug the first IcoomoUve on ths Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and recited some of bis favorite passagOR from Poise’s ^’Esaay on Man,” Ue remained at the dinner until ivldnlght. *.♦ V %* A n amusiko iucidekt of the late dinnei; to Perry Belmont waa the demonetrutivo conduct of on* of Bolmoot’a young admireri. whose oonvlvUlUy had overcome his propriety. He Insisted upon aittlng sear the speaker, aud made audible comments con­ stantly. The committee took turns in the onerous task of keeping the obstreperous young man quiet. This was done chiefly by extraeling from him the promise ou his word as a gentleman that he would keep quiet. Fiually, Herman Oelrich, who is a perfeek Hercules, «ro 6 S, aud advanoing to the side of the youth, yelled: -‘‘Look here, if you don’t keep quiet I'll hoist yon out vOf this by tbo scruff of the neck.” That settled him. *.* ♦** V J av G ould ' s oobtempt fob the public ia :(ar greater (ban Vanderbilt’a. Vanderbilt blueterj and blows, and when be does anything that raises u howl •from tho people he makes lame excuses for any of bis mores that hold him up in an unpleasant light. There- tin he differs from his great rival. Qould’s eoutompt for ibe publie is supremo. It is bred In bis bones and has become a prlncipa! of bis life. He has made uoarly .141 hundred million dollars by fooliug the people. He knows how well people can be hoodwinked, because his life has been spent iu fooling them. When ho starts in to make a fresh million or two, how does he do it? Sy legitimate trade and apeouIatioD 7 Oh, ne. Ue simply ‘•onoocta a scheme by which people rush blindly to ■djould's ageDta and purchase gresdily of Gould’s wa­ tered or worthless stock. If the publi^ learned by ex- •perlenco it might make (ho omiuout speculator a little isnore respectful, bttk as it is he hast nothing but con­ tempt for the people. This was nover more forcibly '■proved than by bis recent move in regard to tho ole- Wated railroad trains. He found by close figuring that the trains ranning on the Sixth aveuue line from 'tbe tbe Battery to the Harlem River did not quite for themselves betwoen the hours of 12 midnight :«nd 5 A. M, Therenpon be ordered all the trains to be taken off during those fire hours, the stations closed .find eighty men dlseUarged. Ko one expected him to ' consider (he esses of tbo eighty mien thus summarily throim out of employment iu the dead of Winter, but . -the great injustice to tbs public of eloslug tho road *1 -ighen it was most needed raieed a storm of protests- 'Alon. Bren the intimates of Mr. Gould—ths managers '\ of the road, its vice president and many of the direc- ' ' ;gors-:-veDt to him and urged him iu every way to con- . -filder. But he said no, and that]RottIed it. To be sure, ■ a hundred thopssud people or more will saffor very ' -fisriously, but then Qouid doesn't mind a little thiog : ike that. Thoasands of people have bought i)roperty < .In Harlem just because the olevated road took them >.Vi)ome rapidly. Koir they are debarred from attending ..-thefttere, the opera or soelnl enUrtainments of any ^ , fiort beosDso they osenot get home at night. But if new rule strikes the public hard, what effect ki has ’■ ' «poh ths army of night workers and newspaper men 1 ' ^Tuilynns-half of the night meu on the great papers f live up town near the park and in Harlem. There U nothing for them to do now but to break up bouse- keoping and move down town. Qould enjoys valuable franchise from the State because he promised to carry the public. The road pays enormouaiy during the day, but U doos not pay after 12 o'cloek. Honco, Mr, Oonld rofnsee to keep his agreement after 12 o’clock at night. The Injury to property in Harlem is very great and the property holders are already organizing. A petition to tho Legislature will be the next step. It is ratbor an odd state of affairs when the citizens of a groat city like New York are obliged to combine to pro­ tect tUemsoiVos agaiust one man. *♦* V V ♦** I t begins to look as though club life was a failure in Now York. It Is certainly a fact (hat tho much vaunted respoetabillty of the clubs no longer exists in re­ ality. Scandal about all of the oluba Is common, and de­ rogatory epithets are of ton synonomous. Take the Union Olub. It was at one time the most aristocratic club In Amorloa. Then oama the Benuott-May duel and Its subsequont trouble, and after that every year brought some new scandal to light, until all has bow culminated in the shocking charges against the secretary of the club. The Kulokorbookor Club is an offshoot of the Union. Soma years ago a clique of the younger men of the Union beeame disgusted with ttie fat old hens, as the elderly mllllouaircs who elt In the windows and gossip are callsd, and roiolvad to start a elub of their own* eo they started the Kmckorbocktr, which inplpdes in its organlaation the Ooaehlng Olub. itnlokerbookoc claims to be the swell club pf Naw rork. Nothing can possibly have a higher tone thau the Knickorbookor. It Is an Amerioan eiub by virtua of Its being In Now York. This is • 3'roadful misfortune for the Knlok- erbookor, , and It approcUtes ft. Every effort is made to disguise tho fact that it is not English. All tho olub servants are real, live, im­ ported Englishmen, and all the olub terms are mod­ eled after most opprovod cookney dialougue |of Lon­ don. The members wear clothes imported direct from Loudon, aud talk In a dialect as wonderful aa anything under heaven. It la popularly supposed by jphllolo- gists to bo an imitation of the English accent and draw), but it is utlorly incomprehensible to tbs ma­ jority ot people. Tho youth of ths Knickerbocker are particularly thorough in their msthods. They fee) shocked at the mention of dollars aud cents, aud so they often play whist aud scarfs with sovereigns, shil­ lings and pence. The steward of the elub in fact makes quite a nice little thing of it by ohauglng Amer­ ican money into English. It is a beautlfnl thing this reverence aud worship for everything that Is Engheb. It shows the young Americans of the Enlckerbooker Club to be such free benrted, joyous, independent, patriotic and gentlemanly creatures that wo cannot help loving them. Tho Turf Club is more widely known as tbo *^Tough” Club, aud candor compels the admission that the latter name Is by far the mora accurate of the two. I t started under very oncouraning auspices. When the Union League Club left its Twenty-sixth street bouse and went uptown, the Turf Club took the old quarters and Degan ilfo with a list of members that embraced many of tho best names in the city. The respectability of the place and Its aristocratic surroundings Impressed peo­ ple, and nearly everybody thought the club a highly moral institution. However, one eveuiug a youth stag­ gered out of the door with his hat smashed, his face bruisedand his dress suit Corn intattors. He was deadly pale and very much excited. Ue sought his father, who was one of the most influential of Wall street bankers, aud told him how be had lost nearly twenty thousand dollars on tbo baccarat table In the Turf Club and how lie had suspseted choating. and on try­ ing to proTO his suspicion was boaten brutally aud kicked out of the club, The elderly banker began to look into Turf Club atfaira aud (he results were appalling. The best people began to withdraw their sons from the Influenoe of the place with all speed. It was found that i( was tho resort of blacklegs and Bhurpers, aud finally tho Grand Jury took hold of the case. Thus camo the fall of a olub'whlch started only three or four years ago with a clean field, a house worth f75,U00 a year and a first class list of members. Tho Lotos Club, over which that remarkable person, WbitelBw Reid, presided, is far from being a perfect institution. It is in a good condition Huanola'ily, but far from enjoying fair fame. The chief trouble would seem to be that it has such a scaly lot of members. If there is Iu the whole length and breadth of the city a broken down literary humbug or a conceited literary pup wbo dooi not. bcloug to the Lotos Club, it is be- cauio he has escaped the dub’s notice. They will gather him 111 AS soon as ho is discovered. N Tho Manhattan Olub, the stronghold of the swallow tailed Democracy, is a respectable club, with tho repu­ tation of having one of tho best cooks iu Now York, bill it is somewhat foRSilized and frozen. It needs new blood. The olectlou of a Democratic governor ought to help matters somewhat. 'The Itopublioane have al­ ways claimed that tho Mauhattan *ffas a nest of corrup­ tion, but tho claim is not substantiated by tho facts. The Racquet Club has bean invaded by tho poll co and othermse brought to public notice In a way that should be depiorod ; and the Lambs olub is also an object of suspicion to club men’s wives. The club which baa the cleanest reputation in New York, ami is tho most difllcult to got into, is tho Cen­ tury. It is a quiet place, devoted to urt and artists. It ehlnoa forth, however, when compared to tho other clubs, because no scandal has ever tarnished Its name.- V 'V V V T ub NAME OF G ebbabdt is somewbut prom- inoQtly aesooiated now with Jersey iiliee, ”Fceddy” is, however, eoUpsod by the charming G. W. Gebhardt, who la charged with deceiving a variety of Jersey maidens. I saw the man yesterday, and I must say I could not muster muoh sympathy for the girl wbo could place any coufidence .in such a epoclmeu of hu­ manity. Men must be scarce at Poapaok to make it possible for such on unromaatlc grocer’s dork to be at all dangerous. One of Governor Cleveland’s first oificlal acts was to sign the worraut for this man’s ox- tr.'ictitlon, and It was a sensible thing for the Governor to do. **■» *»\' *♦* A d AOFr.ESSEB ABE SUPPOSED to rsDisin a t the age of 22 for a long term of years, it was rather a startling admission that Mr. Florence made at the actors’ dinner, New Year’s night, that Ue and klrs. Florence hadjbeou married thirty years. When to this thirty ia added the necessary years for a bride, it will be seen that F. is not far from half a century old. Yet ebeia sprightly, vivacious and as fond of drees as ever. People who are food of citing the lufelloltles of mar­ ried Vile amoug actors might, with propriety, cod the long list of happy married couples whose names grace the annals of the stage. Mrs. Barney Williams, who Is a sister of MrA Florence, had au equally happy mar­ ried and an almost as equally Bucceastul professional Ufa. The instances of mnrJul devotion like those of klr. and Mrs. Conway, Mr. aud Mrs, Horace Liugard and many others now playing would serve to foot up a very considerable showing of respectability for the dramatic profesiion. *** *** *** *** I MET PuLiTZKB, tUo editor of the new' one •eut paper, tho ICorning Journai, yesterday. Ho looked somewhat weary and overworked. \Well I said, \how does it go?” \Very much better than I anticipated,” said Pulitzer. \My advortlsemdivta are larger than I dared hope when I began, and tho circulation Is very gratifying. But I toll you it’s no fun to run a dally paper in Now York. It is a life’s work to make people acquainted with tho fad that your paper exists, and it Is horribly discour­ aging when you have {Mblisbed something clever to find that nobody has road It. 81111, all things come in tlme—eren big circulations. %* V M ayor G race w e n t out of office w ith a clean record. Few New York mayors have been so fortunate. Now that ho is gone, it ia generally admit­ ted that Mr. Grace was one of tho best mayors vro over had. He opposed the exemption from taxation claimed by the olevated roads, pushed many reforms and went out of oifioe with clean hands. There is no doubt that he would havo done much greater public service than he did if he had nut been hampered by tho ridiculous organization of our city government. Mayor Edson goes in with the field clear and many well wishes. < •»* V *♦* A BOBT OF F benoh J ay G ould is to bo the hero of the new play at the Union Square Theater. He is a flnanoial speculator with an astute brain, etrong appetite and a general lack of mural balance. Dissipa­ tion and overwork kllle him, aud he dies in the fourth act, while at a late aupper, with a glass of foaming champagne in bis hand. There is a ballroom scene in tho first act, aud the aoeno of the entire play is laid in the houBca and at the haunts of mlllioualres, ao that tho stage settiug, costumes and accessories must be very haudtome. The full strength of Mr. Palmer’s •ompany will be called out for the new play. It la an adaptatioQ from the French of Octave Feuillet’s latest auocesR, and is called \A Parisian Romance.” *♦* *** ♦** ♦** T he feet ot fashionable women aro g e t­ ting a rest. Perbapa some recent publte exhibitions of feet of the English society size have convinced our more delicately formed belles that they can afford to enlarge their shoes. Cartaln it Is that heels have been lowered, soles broadened and interior acoommodations enlarged. Moreover, the makers of shoes for wealth and fashion are now called upon to provide lasts that are psrfoct counterparts of the feet to be shod. VHbile an upper Broadway artist was making a . preHm- inary survey of my own steppers, with a view to map­ ping them in leather, my eyes loll upon a wooden foot. Its by no means restricted surface was spotted with protuberances, each represontlug a corn, bunion, in­ growing nail or other source of agony. There was a label on the heel, too, and the inscription was \17.” \Good heavens I” I exol&imod ; \what man is it that wears serenteens 7” \It’s ft woman, sir—not a then, seeing my look of amazement, he added, \but she doesn’t wear sevonteens, though the last is a big one. That number is her register in my record. I'm collecting ft regular ftuatomlcal collection of feet, and I keep the names of the owners In a book for reference. Let you see the lut ? Not for a mllilon dollars. Not only would my buBlness bo bursted, but my blood would bo shed.” But any side showman, with a burglar at oomtsand, might—but no matter. %* *** A h actob BEOEtriLT said .that th s nromaa irho darM to play the part ot Elsaoor Taugbn la ■<X)ayy Cropli.tt” 1. ioom ti to loUfoxtDDa Laura Doa played it aud aow abo baa gone off to the aoutb of Fraoco to dia. Then beautifal lltti. V.slo Olanoy took It up aud ebo died Juat as abs had becoma a groat (a- voiit«, 'i'beii Laura Claacy, her.iater, appeared la tbo rule aud now she is dying in CalifotnU. It is odd, but OTory one ot these r.ouieu Ytas beautiful, all bright and Tlractoua, and all viotiiua of oonsumptlon. I don't know wbo la plkylog Elaauot now, but I'm Tety aure that I wouldn’t 11 1 wera an aotroaa, aa matter how great tba indueemeut. ' ' V .% * V V ’ I WENT INTO a fashioaabU uptow n drag- giit’,^ near the Janotloa of Fifth aTantia «Dd Broad­ way# yestetday# and while walUag for a preserlpUoo to be oompofinded fell into conversation with one of the clerks. He was a man of about 45 years, aad Impressed me M being aoourate and truthful In bU atatemenU. Varloui tollst articles for women’s use, got up In ths most costly aud elegant manner, were on ft showcase. I asked him whether a certain face 'powder ‘Which I had seen largely advertised was injurious In Us offeots. “Very,” said be slowly; *‘H I® very largely composed of bismuth, and tho effect of bismuth was horribly ex­ emplified by the death of that astrees in the South the other day/rom using too much of It. Still, women use It in lavlBb quantities without a thought of thoconse- queuces. However, there la not half tbo danger to oar women from these external poliona that there is from ths poisons that go beneath the surface.” \Well I said with that knowing air that usually ao- companieg entire ignorance, \I’ve heard a good deal of talk about that Bsrt of thing, bat I never believed any of It.” \Nevertheless said the clerk, quietly, \It Is true.^ Our women follow the habits of Parisian women very* closely. In Paris the art o f . beautifying the ,fac5' and figure is carried to a higher point then nnywhors else on earth. When the French women began to uso belladona all the women of the world followed. ■ Then the PatlslanB were etruek with the morphia mania; that was awful. I t got so eommon,**®^ women would always Ipjeot morphia bypodp^^^oally before entering a hall room or ealon. Taelmmedlate effect would bs to make their facM flush, their eyes spatkleTike dia­ monds, a n d ^ the poison stimulated ths piind, their conversational powers were much more brilliant. But the after effect was so dreadful that even the glddltst women were obliged to give it np or die at ones.” \But do you mean to say that that habit was followed by New York women 7” \Assuredly. We sold morphia In enormous quanti­ ties, always, of course, on a physician’s prescription. It is no safeguard to prohibit ths sale of the poison unless authorized by a doctor, for the doctors are the very men most to be feared. The French women of fashion used to carry a little bottle covered with an in­ genious network of silver and gold with au injootlng needle in the end. It was often worn as a personal ornament, and few people snspeoted that it contained morphia.” \Do they still use the drug?” \Not morphia. That has gone out of fashion and another and far more dangerous poison has some is. Arsenic is now the pet drug. Its oonsumptloB during tho past few years bas increased twontyfold. A woman is debilitated and run down from one cause or another and her phyeloian gives bor arsenic as a tomo. The effect is marvellous, and you may trust a woman to ap­ preciate it. Her complexion.wbich was before shallow and yellow becomes a clear, bsautifnl white, and her frame which was spare if not skinny, suddenly be­ comes plump and voluptuous. It Is not a natural color to tbo practiced medical eye, though U appears so to everyone else and the plumpnoas of person is unacoom- panted by physical streogtb. This improvement in her personal appearance is the absorbing subject of thought with the woman, and she does not allow Its cause to escape her. She easily persuades herself (hat arsenle will not injure her if she takes It in moderate quantities, and her pbysloian is coddled into prescrib­ ing i t M’e will not sell the poison unless ordered by a fresh presorlptlon every time, but many druggista will keep on compounding the old dose as long as the vic­ tim pays. There are many dishonest drngglste, but the fault is primarily that of tbo family physician.” RatbeLa startling state of affairs. %* N oise behind the scenes disturbed F lo r ­ ences performanctf of Captain Cuttle at the Grand Opera House last Monday afternoon. There were vivaoloue voices, merry laughter and much shufiling of feet, as though a party of Now Year’s callers wore doing a vritche’e dance round a cauldron of punch. This was tho thirtieth anniversary of Florence’s mar­ riage, but I don’t think that the disturbaoee was by way of eelebrating that fact, or he wouldn’t have taken tho energetic measures that be did to sHonce it. Hie emphatic, \H u shl” spoken behind hie band, was not heeded. 8 o he left Sol Gills and Walter awkwadly sus­ pended in tba midst ot a conversation at tho footlights, strode off the stage aud in a loud voice—but eo differ­ ent from the tones assumed for Cuttle that few in the andienco recognized it—commanded the offenders to be still. They were not heard again. ■►+* ♦** **♦ T he handsomest man in sight from where I 8 ,t at Mias Thureby’s coDcert, iu Chickerliig Hall, on Thursday oveniog was portly and dignified, with a face expressing benignity, culture aud solid worth. His shapely figure was clad iu perfect fitting evening dross. He listened to tho music, which was chiefly classloal, with an air of understanding and enjoying It. Ho resembled William H. Vandorblit, except (bat bis features were finer, his years fewer and hie bearing vastly better. The man who thus more than held hia own in an extremely fashionable New York audience was Big Mike Murray, the professional gambler, a partner in former times of John Morrissey add John 0. Hecuau in faro houses, a keeper of pretty waiter girl salooni and the author of tho best phrase ever used to describe gaming. He formerly lived in Troy, that famous generator of gamblers, prize lighters and negro minstrels. It was there that he opened his first game. Being called to a wituesa stand he was asked hie bualaoss. \Xom not 111 business,” he replied, somewhat haughtily. \ I am a profeeeional gentlemair.” — \ Then what ir« you professionally?” \ A doctor of ohances.” A HUNTER’S PLIGHT. l a a K e c e a t I t a n t i U R E x - t n t o tiae W ild * o t T a o jga Inctdeuttt p o a u i o n C o u n t r * [WilUamsport Cor. Philadelphia Times,] This has beou an nn usually successful hunting season. A larger number of doer have been killed in the mouDtatoe of northern Pennsylvania than ever before, and many remarkable adventures havo boon met with. Dr. George W. Kinmp, a well known Williamaport dentist, and a great lover of the chase, has just returned from a hunting expedition in the Laurel Hill Mountain, near Liberty, Tioga County, whieb involved one or two thrilling adventures worthy of noUto, Ho entered the mountains by tbo Trout Run Canon, and after travellag northward some ten miloB arrived at the hunting grounds. Before starting ill Ue ssoured the eervioos of Joe Bsstlan and Bill Crist, two old and experienced hunters, who bad killed a great deal of game in their time. They prooeoded to a hut in a lonely part of tho mountain near tbo haunt­ ed spring, where they established tbolr headquarters. The ‘second day out the Doctor eucooeded in slightly wounding a bear and killing a doe, the carcass of which ho dressed and euepeuded on a tree for safe keeping until It could bo removed to the cabin. Joo Baatlan, who hunted in these wilds for thirty years, killed a wildcat the third day, and BUI Orlst got a long range shot at a boar, but missed i t THB BOREAM OE A WILDOAT. One night aa they were resting quietly In their cabin and listening to some wondorful hunting stories by Grist, they were startled by an unearthly eeream from oomo wild aninai. It proved to bo a wildcat, which had been attracted to their camp by the econt of veni­ son and, taking posllion on a hemlock whose branches overhung their cabin, commenced sending forth screams that would have frightened anyone not accus­ tomed Co them. Bsstlan seized his rifle and after some time succeeded In shooting the eat, which tumbled off the tree almost in front of their door. It proved to ba a vou large one aud evidently was the same animal that had frequented those parts for a long time and hud frightened a great many omataer hunters. On the fifth day the doctor enoceeded In wnuudlog a very largo buck, which at oue timo attacked him. Not hav­ ing lime to reload hia rifle and knowing bow danger­ ous it was to encouuter a deer smarting under a wound, he realized the ueoesslty of prompt action. The mad­ dened buok dashed at him, but the doctor escaped by crawling under the trunk of a fallen hemlock, whore he succeeded in reloadiog bis gun. In the meantime the deer was jumping hack and forth over the log, pawing the ground and enortlng fiercely. The doctor man­ aged to fire from bis roQumbent position, but only wounded the buck again, which eaemed to intensify bis anger, aud with glaring eyes he tried to paw him gut from under the log. Matters were growing serious aud the doctor had about made up hia mind to pass the night in that unuomfortable position, when Bill Crist came along and dispatched the deer at the first shot. It proved to be a very Urge and floe one. A FIGHT \WITH A BEAR. A day or two after this adventure the doctor bad an­ other one whloh was more exciting. In moving through the forest be encountered an old bear sleeping in a Best of loaves beneath the root of a fallen hemlock. He fired at it but failed to kill it. In a moment It was after him with dlsteuded jaws and glaring eyes. The doctor realized his great danger aud prepared for a deadly eneouuier. He larrled a good bunting knife, which he drew and held in bis hand ready to strike whbu It cloeed on him. The infuriated beast seemed unusually fierce, which caused the doctor to look around for a moment. The trunk of a fallen pine lay witbin a few feet of him, ou which he clambered. The bear followed with an agility that was surprleing, and cha«ed him along Us entire length. He than rushed to a large tree standing near by and commenced running around the trunk, uiiicb was at least twenty feet iu clrcumfereuce, followed closely by Bruin, who seemed iotent on mischief. This kind of runnlog was kept up for fully half au hour, when the doctor began to Urc. What to do he knew not. If the ferocious boast once got him in Us arms be would be oruahed to death in a few minutes. There was no time to lose. What was done must be done quickly. Finally, iu a fit of des­ peration, he resolved te grapple with the iMaat and trust to his knife. Ho halted aud faced It boldly, 'fbe ammal reared up on Its hind logs and came at him with distended mouth aud fiery eyes, and In a moment the doctor was m Iti embrace. SAVED BT A KNEFE. He hold his knife firmly iu hts right band, and aa the bear hugged him to Uls breast ho burled tho long blade deep in its ueck and fortunately soTorod the jiigulnr. The blood spurted sU over him, and before the monster could give him tho death bug he felt ite grasp relaxing, whon auddenly it rolled over on its side and died in a few secondii. The doctor crawled away a few foot and wiped tbo blood of the animal from bis face, which had well nigh blludod him. As he stood viewing the cur- eass aud doUbvratiug what to do Joe Baetlau happened along, having board the nolae of the conflict while watching for a deer on the opposite bill. He was amazod to find that the doctor had.BUoooadect in killing tbe bear as be did. Such good luck U rare. The doctor was literally covered with blood from head to foot, hts clothes were almost torn from his body, bis hat was gone and he presented a horrible appearance. He was nearly oxbausted and it was with some difficulty that tho old hunter succeeded in getting him to the cabin, where he laid for (wo days before he was auffiolently recovered to return home. Ha says that he has had enough hunting for this Winter. HOW C0NKL15U CAUGHT HIS COOLHESS. [OlnclnnaU Oommeroial.] - The reasou, os given recently by one of Secretary Folger’a friends, for the coolness existing between Conklisg on tbo one hand and Folger and Arthur 00 tho other, is substantially this: When Ar­ thur beoame Rnsldeot, Oonkllng was asked to accept the portfoUcTof State, This he declined because he was out of politics and ambitioas to make moaey, of wbioh he stood bad^ in need. What did he want 7 was asked m a tone that indisated a ready oompllanoe. \ I have but one request to make,” said h» slowly and with ompboaU; \ I want that fellow Robertson kioked out of the Custom House.” • la vain Arthur and Folger reasoned with him. It would be ImpolUlo, they said, cdnaiil.ribg Arthur*. muiiDer of loccosaloD, to romoYO Robertibu frithout cn s ., Alroady t h .r . oxl.toil . strong prejudic sgslnit tb. AduloUtratloo, and It nMd.d bat * ting] fslaostop'of tbis sort to u r s y solidly sgsiust tbsm All the opposition ot the baU breeds. When Bebertson's term expired Ur. CenkUng thonld nsnie bis Buocessor, ' In this strain they srgaed for orsr an hour, Oonk> ling UatsasdpAttsntly.wltii a sneer ou his luugbty fees. He never latormpted them for a moment, tgben they finlsbed he stlasd bis bat and laft the room. He baa never gone s tar them s|ues. . “Haven’l l met you some plaoe or other ?\ said A stranger to s PbUsdsIphls man. “I expect 'SO, tarn gontrally there,\ « u the reply.—PAitods/pAla OAronfcle. TRUTH YERSUS FICTION. The Strange Story Related by an Old Resident of Brooklyn. (Stranded in the Black HlHs—Brlren from Home by a Faitbleas Wife—A Dishonored Hasband’s Good Luck*-l)lshonored Hosband No. 2 Drops Into Comp—A Pat up Job—Happy Donouo- moat. A form e r resident* o f Brooklyn, now on a vlfdfjp his oative pfuce, ralsted a queer story to ths writer a few evenings since. He has Just returned from the Black Bills region, where ho has beeuBoJoura- Ing for the past deoade, aud his story, which can be relied upon as true I d every particular, smseka rather of romance thqn reality. Tbe plaoe where he recently resided shall be nameloee, and fur obvious .reaBons the aotors In the \atartling rsatlsm,” as the play bllle would put it, ehall be presented to the readers of the &AUX.K uudor fictitious names. This le tbe story In tbo gentleman’s own words: \I luuat first ask you to oonoeal my own name as well SB those of the persons mentioned,” he sold. The promise having been given, the gentleman con­ tinued SI follow: \I shall only ask you to soneeal these,” ha said; \but in every other particular, even aa to places, I flhali give you (he trus names, and I think when I hare finished you will say that it is one of tbe Btrangest fti well as most ludicrous you have ever read. \ I left Brooklyn la 1870, determined to seek my for­ tune in the far West, To say that I have succeeded even beyond my most sanguine expectations is to draw it very mild. Z had provided ntyialf with all the para­ phernalia considered necesBsry by the professional minor, and when I arrived at my destination 1 went to work st once, fixed my elaim, rolled up my sleeves and jumped iu prepared to 'Pike's Peak or bust.’ 1 didn’t Pike’s Peak but I busted. I had picked up a smatter­ ing of chemistry, and considered myself a fall fledged Bcleutlst when I arrived there. Ihadn^tbeea there a month before I became cognizant of the fact that I had to begin at ths bottom of the ladder or starve to death. I fiually FOUND MYSELF IN DEADWOOD, almost broke, and of course began to hunt around for Bometbing wherewith to satisfy the yearnings of a Bsdly debllUaCod stomaeh, I wrota to my family, tell­ ing them that 1 was doing first rate, but I’ll tell you confidentially, that that letter WAS written with a pen and a bottle of blaeiog borrowed in the kitohen of a saloon where I also borrowed tbe meal I had that day. Things went on from bad to worse, until finally I ob­ tained a pOBitton of dishwasher in the saloon referred to, and then I waa all right, for I had secured, at least, a place to sleep and enough to eat. \ While loafing In the saloon one day a party of miners, wbo had etruek it rich aud had dome info the town to have a good time, asked u e to have a drink, aud having accepted the invitation, wo became better asqualnted. I did the town with them that night and the result was, when the party broke up 1 had engaged to go back with thorn the next day, and had entered into an agreement to be one of them. To make a long story short, I went This was in the early part of 1871. We aueceoded, struck it rich, and here I am to-day worth—well, I have laid by something for a roiny day, and will, after a short visit to tho West, return again to Brooklyn to spend (he rest of my days in wall earned rest. Let me hurry to tbe funny part of my narrative. \One afternoon in (he Summer of the year 1676 or 1870, while we were all lying off in samp, doing noth- log in particular except trying to keep cool, a^tranger approached tho oamj). He was a second-hand sort of fellow, from bis boots to bis hat—a veritable \ tender foot,” all broken up. He looked as if HE HAD BEEN TURNED OUT TO DIE, and couldn’t fiud a poor enough place for the funeral. \What’s this 7” asked Mike Degraw, one of our men. \Looks llko a hunk of erowbait,” suggested one of tho crowd. Tho fellow came up and asked for aometblog to oat, which was readily given him, for no matter how rough a miner may be, bis heart can always be found thump­ ing around his clothes somewhere, when he sees a man starving to death. That man ate as if he was eating against time, and was several hundred meols behind the record. \Whar you from, stranger 7” asked Mike. \No funny business now. Don’t giro It to us too strong. Wo know that you’re a rich man’s son and that ho out you off without a shUllng because you stayed out lato nights. Come now, draw It mild, toe the mark aud answer roll eall. Whar yer from, what’s yer name, and whar yer goia’ ?” \1 feel as if 1 was going to the devil,” said tbe new oomer, r.nsweriug tbe last question first with a smack of humor in his reply. \Mebfae BO— Wall?” \Well when I’m home l*m (a Brooklyn, Kings Couuty and State of New York, ss., as the lawyers say, As to my name, 1 think the pawnbroker put 'Smith’ on tbe last ticket, ood perhaps that's as good a name gs any, out hero.” ' \ . .MHe waan’l'ftt'-air esrefat of tds wt ofioesawtbat he had a gqod. .cdn 0 ati 6 i ^ ' ' from Brooklyn I at onoVt^oamVintec^sied in hlm'ahd kopt him a couple of days. The other - folks grumbled at this and said that I ’d ought to send for the bull blasted Village of Brooklyn an’ bring it into camp.” \ My fellow citizen bung about camp for aeveral days, and then I found a good paying job for him and he went to work with a will. THB BBOOKLYNITE TELLS HTS aTOEYl \The new comer told mo his atory after a while. \ He said that ha bad boon brought up lu tho City of Churches and bad gone to one of our public schools. Upon arriving at his nineteenth year he bad married a young girl and bad quarreled wUU his father In con- Boquenca, Uia father died soon after aud bad be- queatbed a II his property to a niece, be being a widow­ er aud having no other children. Tho young fellow was straightforward in his recitai, gave me the name of hlB father and wife, and also the names of a number of Brooklyn people whom 2 knew personaliy or bad heard of. \ Be said that his wife was somewhat below him In social standing, but that he believed her to be a good aud virtuous girl. He bad mot her at a matinee in New York and that iu short It had been a case of love at first sight He had visited her house, beou intro­ duced to the family and had continued his visits until be felt blusolf in honor bound to marry her. Her father was a well to do mechanic and appeared to be a hardworking man who thought the world of his daughter. Tbe mother was a member of a well known ebureb and little Buspootod that her daughter had been guilty of a dereliction. Tbo marriage, however, had fixed everything all right, and they bad begun house- keeping w;(h tbe brightest of prospects, notwithstand­ ing tho disfavor of the groom’s father. Hoary Hamil­ ton, for this was tbs name the young fellow gave me, said that ho bad occupied a posUlon in a New York dry goods oommisslon bouse and was receiving a salary Bufflelent to amply provide for himself and his young bride. They had oecuplod rooms im lower New York In order that he might be near his place of business, aud for a while everything progressed as merrily as tbo historic marrlago bell. Having been sent to Baltimore by his firm, ho thought It would glvo bis wife a re- JaxatioD from household cares to take her along. They stopped at Guy’s Hotel and the next morning while walking along Colvert street near BaUimore they were PASSED BY A WELL DRESSED MAN, who turned around and looked at his wife. Their eyes met and he was eurprieed to see s matusl sign of rccogoUioB pass between the two. The man went on and disappeared around a corner. He taxed his wlfo with an acquaintance with the mau, out she denied that she bad seen him, and a quarrel ensued. They made It up, however, and on the following morning, IlamiUon, having transacted bio buainess, took a train for home. At about Havre de Grace tbe stranger of tbo day before entered the car with them and took a seat near them. No sign of recognition passed between the two, and tbe husband thought, and waa only too ready to think, that be had been mistaken. They arrived in New York all right, and nothing more was seen of the man by Hamllioo at least. \In tbe busy eoason of tho year Hamilton was In the habit of remaining at tbe store, sometimes until 12 or 1 o’clock, in order to tako an Inventory of slock. One night be returned home at about 8 o’clock, when ha told his wife that he could not possibly return until after 'mldnigbt. He entered bis room by means of his latch key, aud SAW A SIGHT THAT WELL NIGH MADE HIM OBAZr. Tha woU dressed Baltimore stranger and his wife ware eeated on tbe sofa, with their arms around each other’s necks. An empty wine bottle was on the table, and the two bad evidently beou enjoying each other's Boolety, Imagining tbat HamUton was busy at the store down town. Hamllton’e first Intention was to create a scene. He, however, pursued the most sen- Bible course, and walked downstairs, went to a hotel aud remalued all night. The next morning he ro- tumed to tha house. Hie wife was not In, He left some money for her with tbe landlady, aottled np hia buslueBB, came West, had met with continual HI luck, and there he was in our camp. He had never heard from his wife rlnoe. \ ‘Don’t feel bad atont it.’ ” I said to him. \ T don’t,’ he answered, '1 was a good husband to her and my conscience ia clear. She wasn't worthy of me, aud the only thing that troubles me is that I’m broke. I can’t cat grass and I most obtain work.’ \As I have said,” the genUoman continued, \I ob­ tained a good place for him aud soon everything was going on. swimmingly. He was making money aud saving it. Ue told mo that os soon aa he had laid by a goodly pile be Intended going to San Frauclscb, where, with tho letters he bad, bo could estabUsh hlmaalf In his old business and .etart life fresh. I spoke of a divorce, and he eald that would come in good tim^ HE HAD KO LOVE FOR HIS WIFE,' as tho child sbo had borne him had died at birth, and i.e did not care what beoame of her, because sbe had been, faithless to him. Tho Baltimore mau bad no doubt been intimate with her before their marriage, for she had had no opportunity of seeing him after the marriage; that U, as he belidved« \Things went on well with Hamilton, and indeed with most of us in 'Lucky Camp.’ and wo wero all salt*' ing away doiiars to our heart’s content. We would occasionally run into D'eadwood for a day or two, have a good time, and return to comp again and setUo down to bualhew. \On one of these trips, while e^iog' tho sights we met ft'young fellow who attracted my attention aa being somewhat out of place where we met him. He had been there (or several months .and I songUt an IntroduoUoQ to him^ ae he ftctod, looked and talked like 'ft Northerner. Aa l .havegiveu no names,! jney as well state that it was in a -gamb}id|t bouee where we met him. He was affable and polished in his language, . and. ihera was - f t something atmnfe him that won me over to him in an inetant. I think that meaare «ome- -ttnes f t f l lahject to love at first eight ae persons of tbe oppoeUo esx are. Whet do you think of it 7” ' \Undouhtedly.\ \Jl know It. Z can dietrost or like a nun tbe minute XpUp my e/M oa him. I liked UU m f«UoW| and that [ Aouehtitbeougtit\the introcIaotloDtrocIaotloD. WAS tbe.rAuon' I A in I mey say rlKhthtrs tbat'ntlthet^Amilton nor myeelf oYer In- ■ dulged ounelvMln'. .. SPBOULATINO AC“ \ : And w« hAd only stejpp^ away a faw Idle Iionrs^i we aUpped to tUa bat to'; breaths Uamllion oAino'\ newly luade {rleao. ~ before wa parted tbit n( THB OBKXSN CLOTH, ) for tba pnrpoe* Of wblllBS >tory to tumbling in. Aa ce eomethlnif to .bango onr I'liid 1 Introduced him to my '' gHp wai A cordial oap, and It wa all three were Arm (aat fclends, and bad dothrml^il to sea mora ot eaeb other. Do you OTor drluk?.’’ ..>r . OooMlonelly.\ ' i? \Pardod me I I wialal’interested in tny story that I bad forgotton all abbbt'lK I haya been thinking over thle atory (or many m 0 f, and I often threatened to lend it to fome n a w a p a ^ for pnblioatlon. Little did I think that it wenid e n ^ s It baa. But lanticipatol Help yourself, Xktrt I j^w Ught a troth cigar and Jet Itprooeod.'' ' 'd \ \ 1 am all att.ntlonf'ttv^' ■ \ Fon will be mora ao, jnd will perbapa laugb before I fiuleh \ % ‘‘ Well we made an a polntment with tbe newly found friend, and on'I a next morning be met ua at our quarter. We fomic him all wa bad thought him ths night before and tbed tnd of frlendablp waa more Urmly cemented. He gey ilile name as ‘Oeorgo Onm- mlnga,’ and ebowed lette^ -that proved the name be gave us to be bis reel o^ Every onoo In a while I eould notice a Bad expreea ibpiaa over bla countenaucs and he asw that I nottoed;^ and tried' to paaa it off by being extraordinarily gayithe next moment. I knew that he bad experieueed a w e trouble In ble jlast life that be was anxious to o p ^ a l. He and Hamilton ■cot­ toned’ to each other iigbt’ 4 way and I could see that they were deatlnod to b'ced&a firm, fast friends. 1 had no fears for my pralege, b m trer, tor Cummings bad a straightforward, manly ww about blm that made me eatlefled there was no w||ng in him. Beside tbi., ho bad plenty of money and ^bad satisfied myself that be was not a sharp or a gambler. \ Cummings expreasedva desire to rough It a little, and he went back to oamp'%Uh us and stayed a couple of weeks or ao. He and:.^amiltan were Inseparable, Where one went the otbey ifas sure to follow. One day, aa we three were seated, On a log taking a rest, Cum­ mings said : ' “ 'Folks, I ’TO a big burden on my mind to-day, and do you know that I ’ve a ^Opd mind to unload It.” \ 'Oo ahead,’ said Hamilton JoeulsrJy, ‘1 carried mine a good while aud noTer felt eo happy la my life aa whon I got rid ot It.’ \ 'Will we bead It 'personal and confidential 7 ’ “ We aaanrsd him that Vni had both been unfortunate and tbat he oonld rely upon us for saoreay, “ 'Well, here goes, then,’ be said vrith a sigh : THB baltimobean ' s BTOBY. “ ‘ Two yeara ago I.had the, brightest prospects of any man In tbo Soutkerh Rtates, and I don't know of any reason why they sbonidn’t be as bright now if I could oaly tbiak so. Blast the women I’ be said, as he gritted hia teeth. “And then be want on end told how he bad owned a gentleman’s furnishing eaUbllshment In a Southern city and had fallen In lore with one of ble forewomen. How tbey bad been married and bad led a happy life until'he bad aioertalned tbat'abe bad been untruoto him; bow a separation bad followed, end how bo had been eompelled to sell oat ble store to avoid the neces­ sary consequence of,a scandal. Thus we bad met him, as ho was roving around to try and forget his faithless wife. Ae soon as all tbonghta of her bad passed away he said he iutended to go further West aud start fresh again, bb be bad plenty of money and what was still better, perhaps, excellent credit, TWO OF, A KIND. “ Hamilton then told bia.story, and tbo two grasped each stber’s hands, gave a hearty shake, and I eould sea tbat they wero firmer aud faster friends than ever. “ Another year passed, and'still another, and at last I determined to tako a trip on East,’’ continued the gentleman, “ Hamilton had stuck straight to busluose and we bad heard from Gnmmings, who bad been vibrating between Deadwood, S t Louis and Chicago, and was. In fast, here, there and everywhere by turns, but nowhere long. We met him in Deadwood by ap­ pointment lu November last, and as I was about start- in ^ ^ r Brooklyn we liad A good time. One night, uft^^we.j^brss were drinking A bottle of dastardly wine, I said to Hamilton: : \ ‘Why not take a run on with' me, find out some­ thing about that woman, obtain a divorce, and then start out again,' “ ‘I'll do It,’ he ejaculated, Impetuously. “ 'By thunder. I'll do it, too,' said Cumminga. “We all shook bands, and in two days wo wero ob our way home. On the oari Hamilton and Cummings rigged up a plan between themselves, whloh was about ae follows: PUTTINO .UP A-JOB. “Cumminga wac to go to Hamilton's wife and Hamil­ ton to Cummings’, and each was to represout the other as being deed, and asoertain eufiloieut faoia to make a fouudation for a dtvoras, Tho plan was all fixed be­ fore we reacbcil Jersey City, and 1 left tliem, Hamilton was to hunt Up Cummings’; wife In Baltimore, and Cumminga waa to do a like service for his friend to New York, I parted with..them, promlaing to.jncat them at a New York hotel aaaepn as 1 heard from tbem. “Cummings called on me in a fqw days and eald that be could learn nothing of Flca..:^%l) 9 lUQn, pa sbo bad ^ t bornlii^iaen.cp s b P B l i^ lf e b^^'IreabAn'tlY.antf :'\' 2 i ^ T - I t n e w ; w l i e r ^ ; t t * : ^ l ^ ^ H i ramaiqaa f f l w , laB.t ,• we:^|!ii 5 ^lved /B. tele-, grftpklo message from our Ab^nt. frlefid. This U vrbat it said!: - ■ . \ ' Big surprise for you. Everyttdng O. E» Meet me at ——, on Ttmreday night. Have wired OummingB, \ We met him at tbe time and plaoe fixed, Hamil­ ton didn’t know bow to aot. \ ' I have found my 'wife,’ he edd, with a eneer and an emphasis on the last word. \ Oummlngs looked disappointed. \ * Aud I found her iu a bagnio in Baltimore, I have affidavits (bat will prove it, and her own sworn etate- ment, whloh 1 paid for. Z am a free man once more.’ \ < Ye#, but what about me ?' asked Cummings. Do yon know that I DON’T THINK YOU WERE EVER MARRIED ?’ answered HtmlUon. \A cloud passed over Cumminga face. \ * What do you xnoau 7’ \ In fact t know you never were.’ \ Cummings turned rod. \ ' I found the woman who was formerly married to you,’ continued Hamliton, without noticing his friend’s discomposure. ‘ I had some trouble, but I found her at lost. Z went to the place, rang the bell and was ushered into the parlor. She came in, Who do you auppoao I aawT’ \ 'You are ape&klng In riddles.’ \ ‘I isoertained the alarming faot that your wife was my wife. After she loft New York she went to Balti­ more with her friend and obtained a position in your place. Tho rest you know up to tbe time of your leav- iug. She wont from bad to worse. Her pareuta both died, and now aho i# where 1 found her. I told her what I knew, and threatened her with a charge of big­ amy. You and 1 are free. Brother in law shako!'’ \A divorce will ba quietly obtained, and the two friends are now In a Western city, whore tbey will ones more take their own names and start in businees to­ gether,” concluded tbe gentleman. \Tako another drink and a fresh cigar aud then tell me if truth la not eometimes stranger than fiction.” The writer thought it was, w. 0. Q. VENERATION OF THE HOSKEY. H o n o r s W liicU C o r t a m C a n l e r n P e o p l e P a y (o T h e i r R e m o c e A u c e s tere* [Popular Soienoe Monthly.j Victor Jacquem o n t estim ates th a t the Ben­ gal Presidency alone contains slxteea hundred mon­ key asyluma, supported ehlafly by ths very poorest claes of tbo population. In therural districts of Ncpaul the hauumaua have their aaered grovaa and keep to­ gether in ttoopa ol fifty or sixty adults, and, in spite of hard time#, these aieociatlone multiply like the monaetio order# of medla 3 val Europe; ba( they must all bo provided for, though the uativos should have co okoout their oropa with the wild rice of the Jumua. swamp juugleB. Tbe Btrangest part of tha superstition Is that this charity results by no means froui a feeling of benevo- lonco toward animals in general, but from the exclu­ sive veneration of a special subdivision of tbe monkey tribe. An orthodox Hindoo must not wllllagly take the life of the humblest fellow orealnre, but be would not move a Auger to save a starving dog, and haa no beeltallon in stimulating a beast of burden with a dag­ ger Ilka goad and other oootrivanoes tbat would in­ voke the avenging powers of the Society for the I’rc- vention of Cruelty to Animals. Nor would he shrink from extreme measures in defending hie fields from tbe ravages of low caste monkeys. Dr. Allen Mackeo- eio unce saw a swarm of exulted nativen running toward an orchard where the ehaklng of tbe branches betrayed tbo prd>i 8 Sco of arburoal marauders. Some of them carrleJ ellnga. others clnba and cane spears. Rut soon tbey came back crestfallen. \What's the matter?” in­ quired tbe doctor; \did they get away from you 7” \ \Kapa Muni,’' was the lacoula reply, \sacred mon­ keys.” 'Holy b 4 booas that must not be interrupted in tbeir little pastime#. They had axpaotod to find a troop of common makaques, wanderoos, or other pro­ fane four hander#, and returned on tiptoe, like Marryat’s sergeant who weut to arrest an obstreperous druukard and recognized hi# oomoiandiug officer. Unarmed Europeans oanuot afford to bravo these pre- jQdlcos, Captain Klpbiu«toue’s gardsuer nearly lost his Ufa for sbooUng a thiovlsh baunmao ; a mob of raniog bigoU chased him from etreet to straat until be gave thorn the slip in a Mohammedan suburb, where a sympathizing UnltarUn helped him to escape through the back alleys. Tbs iuterfereocc of bis oonntrymou would hardly have saved him, for the crowd increased from minute to minute, and own women joined in the abase and threatened to cure his impiety with a turnip omiBhar. SENATOR JONES. S o w h e is S a i d to H a v e W o n a P i l e a t P o i c c r * ' (Stockton (Nev.) Mail] George L. Waters, tlie colored janitor of tho City Hail, related an incident to-day to a Jfatf reporter eonoarning a big poker game in whloh Senator John P. Jonee, of Nevada, was a player. Waters bad been in the employ of certain Congresamen aronnd tbe Capi­ tol at Waahington for. many years, and hia atitemeut may. be accepted as true. It WM several yeara ago, be­ fore the millionaire bad beeome thorongbly posted m tbe ways of Washington society.. Almost before he bad ihorongbly warmed ^his Beat In the Senate he was^in* tronced into tbe Diatrlot Club, of which Boes Shep­ herd waa a prominent member. Poker at that time was the prominent recraatioa of tho slab, and Jonee was indueed. to . take a hand. Al­ though a good, poker, player, be retired froA tbo game a ieser to tlie amount, of $70,000. The Ben- ato^ baring a few sliver mluas at his back for pocket money, waa gtnie and did not «llow the least expres­ sion o r ohagrin or dtstruat to ^caps him.-' Tha next mornlag he telegraphed Jo one of the moat expert card sharps in VTrgluie'CUy. . Right daysL afterward the gambler arrived in Wasl^gton, dressed in a \veV expensive suit of -olothea and sporting-a small fortune In the way of dtamonda. Jonsa introduced him to tbe elub as • mining mlllioiiAira from Nevada, and- the ■ SUr route frauds and navy yartl thieros iomediatoiy made arrasgementa to plooX.blni.wHe accepted an lavitatiou to play. Tho stakss ran high and tho spurious mtlUoaMre was well aopplled with Jones’ money. At the end of tha: tournament the etrauger rose from tbe table the wihner of $4100,000 of tbe club. It waa a severe blow to tha rlngaters,.but they.tnade the people of tha United Ntates payit back to them indtrebtly and In abort order. Jonea:dlvidad tba awafl with hiB friend and never set foot Ip tha olub rooms A W estern editor says p l a ^ calfooP is the prettiest dreaa a woman can put bn. He’s probably right, but we’il bet ha la afraid to back np hit aasertion by putiUig oil cftlUo paut 9 ,-\i*Ai{c(d#^A& ' MINKS. O o o U , S a d , I r i d i f l f e i ' o i i t a n d P o i s o n o u s S e - v e i ’ a l s r ^ i s * Hops that arc Golagr np AlTecUng: Jho Beer Go­ ing Down—Is H to Cents a Glass Enough? American Ales—Drank Oaly by the Poor. Goocl Water Important In Ale Making—Estab­ lishing Men in Ooslness to Sell Ale—Talk with an Ale Brewer—Loaded Sherries, Fortified Wines—American Cider' Wanted In France. The Orchard ts . the Vineyard-Fine Work In the Laboratory—Too Muoh Whisky on Hand. Tbe recent adyance in tha price of hops, the merits and demerits of the so called TVblsky bill now before Oongresi, and new disooverieB of yet more in­ genious tricks of the foreign wine grower may safely be said to have au Interest alike for tbe manufacturer, the dealer and the coneumer. We mention tbe con- sumor lastadvlsedly, because,in the \loading” of wlnea^ tho chemical preparation of eplrlU and the adultera­ tion of beer, it would Boomtobe the oustom to leave tbo considoratJoD of hie intoreats to tbe last. Going into a beer aaloon rooently, to purchase some oiore#, the writer was atruok with the air of gloom (bat pervaded tbe place and the look of dospondoney that overspread (he faces of its occupant#. At first he was led to attribute this unwonted lugubriousnesB to the malign influence of a placard stretched over the out glass pyramid behind the bar whloh intimated that all domestic and foreign goods would thereafter be sold 0. O. D. But It was not this which caused the gloomi The littto group of sad faced men collected about the center table ware brewers, considerlDg In solemn con­ clave tbe advance In the price of hops, and the effect this would have In the beer market. At a subsequent meeting they, like seuBlble men, decided to use aa much hops as formerly In the preparation of their beer and 9 to advance the price oi beer per barrel. Wo wish we could say they decided to pnt more hops In tbclr brer than', formerly, for, If the seorotary of tbo moderate young men’s drinking society ia to be bo- lloved, the hop market dooeu’t affect beer as much aa the glueoso market does. Whether this assertion is true or not, the beer drinker, and tbat la a term which has now got *to bo almost synoLymoua with generaj reader, will be glad to hear that at last no mora adul. terants than heretofore are to ba used in the brewing of beer—at least by certain of tbe largo brewers. When tbo Wosteru brewers decided to aduance the price ot beer from eight to nine dollars the barrel, many pre­ saged that this would result in an adracoe in the retail price. This, however, Is unlikely ; tho price of beer by tbe barrel has been advanoed In mauy parts of tbe country without thus far effecting tbe retail price. There are various and cogent roasone why it le not like­ ly to. Primarily, tbe shortoutog of the glass to be sold for flvo cents would Induce tbo oustomor to demand the glass he wae in (he habit of using, and should he be charged aix or seven cents for this, ho would natu­ rally enough be apt to curtail the uumborof his glasses. B qr IU o this, the Belling of beer at six cents tho glass would result in clving the dealer muoh trouble making ebaugo, and neeesKitatoe bis keeping constantly on hand a large stock of pennies. Of course, if the payment of an additional dollar lu tho price per barrel ate up all the profit to tha rotall dealer, he would he compoliod (oadvanuo bis price also. But thlB happily is not (ho case. When boei was four­ teen doUiirs a barrel, as it was some years since, tbe retailor sold boor at five cents AND MADS A PROFIT. It is not likely, therefore, that he well make a loss now when beer is Belling at nine dollars the barrel.' 2'ho fact U that the liquor dealer has so aooustomod himself to au immouse profit that the profit that would more than satisfy the ordinary retailer is, to him, far from satisfac­ tory. Did you over awake to thefact that the quart pitch­ er you seud to the corner for beer was invariably filled to tho top, whether you paid fora pint or a quart? 'There Is BO large a morgin of profit on beer that U wouT^ seem as though a few extra glasses iu the pint didn’t matter much one way or the other. Few people are awarq.pf how important a part beer plays in the world, To many persons it is as Important an article of dally con­ sumption ns bread or meat. Recently compiled etatU- ties show that during the year 1881 98 , 000 , 01)0 gallons of beer were consumed in tbia coiiiitryand 780,000,- 000 on tbs continent of Europe aud in the British isles. It Is computed (hut tha total value of this beer amounts to not loss thau $250,000,000. Ill Qormauy 2IG,OOO,OU0 gallons wore consumed, at tho rate of some five and one-half gallons per head. Third in tho order of beer drinking countries Is tbs United States, tbe average being about two and one half gallons for each individual. The consumption iu Austria amounted during the past year to 72,000,000 gallons, or at the rate of two gallons per head. Bel­ gium, eoDslderlng the number of inhabitants, drinks more boor than niiy other nation iu the world. Each inhabitant of Belgium swallows nine gallons of beer per year. The total amount used last year was i8,000,- 000 gallons. The same quantity was oousumed in France, bnt, her population being six times that of Belgium, each of her inhabitanto drank only one and oni^-tialf gailohiu _ I t Vald ■thati with'the ©incep­ tion of Rueslk, whloh eohBumed/only l.^bfOOO'gaUqh^ Franca oonsumes tha least beer. Tho rata of beer dnnkiug even in Denmark Is three aud one half gal- ions per head per annum. The amoimC paid for bsor iu the various countries of tba world has been thus ostimatod. Great Britain, $72,000,000 ; Germany, $05,- 000,000; United Btates, $20,000,000; Austria, $20,000,000; Belgium, $14,000,000; Francs, $14,000,000, aud Russia, $500,000. Munich or Munoheu may ba truly eald to bo THE BEER CAPITAL of the world, though by Baying this tbe writer doos not wish to bo understood as disparaging Baiorlsohe beer. In Muucbou all hands may be said to drink bsor, and in long and deep draughts too. Oue Is sur­ prised to see a delicate young girl sit down to a ^ b le iu a beer gartoQ and empty fioreral liters—a liter being 1 ;^.^ pints—at a silting. If a three year old tbild drank a plat of beer hare it would ettraot attention. In : MmicUeu It does not. Such things are com­ mon there. Though the beer capital 1 b an large i as Omclnnali, there may ba found a drin’rfing house at almost every ten paces. Then come the boor garteus and tbeators, where beer is drunk. ZTero all, young, old, rieb and poor, meet aud chat and drink huge foaming bumpers of beer. One 1s BUTprlaod on Sunday, when church is over, to fiud (he congrogatlou distributed among tbe beer gardens and tbeators. There they dauoe to the \Beautiful Blue Danube” and like airs, and it is ton to one you will seo the p/arrgr or pastor there also, who has no atralght laced liolious of keeping Sunday tho bettor by clothing himself in customary BUlts of Bolemn black and lugu­ brious grimaces. Who has not beard of the Haupt Brauhaus of Muuchon 7 This is tho court brewery, and like Its neighboring breweries It has a large beer hall for dancing and drinking connected with it. Underneath are cellars, aud the avenues loading to thomi are from morn till dewy eve on Sundays thronged with people drinking or about to drink great, foaming bumpers of beer and eating radishes and protzole. Ko bar keepers or waiters are present to band you beer. Tho thing (0 do is to pick up a quart gloas and go over to one of the kegs and toll the man stationed there to fill it for yon. Then you can find yourself a scat and a handful of radishes—big, white ones—and pretzels, and eat, drink and be merry like your neighbors. Druukonnoss is comparatively unknown In Mun- eh^D. The beer Is not eo strong as our American beer, though without question mnob purer. ALE DRINKING. Few perBOUS are aware of how ale drinking is Increas­ ing here iu America, There is a great demand fur it among tboso of us wbo work with tba bands. The writer reoently wont on a tour of inspootlon among the ale breweruB In.New York and BrookJyDt and was astooiBbed to find that they were eouUuually called upon for more ale than they could braw. There may bo said to be three ways of making ales. The first is the use of Inforioc or cheap barley and bopa and add adulterants. Tho second is to use some good material and some bad material and the third le to use only the best. Whore the first plan la made use of great sales are for a time made, owing to tbe small price demanded, but this atoek Is soon known to be poor, aud lu a short time the very name of tho ale will bring a disagreeable taste Into tbe mouth of tho drinker. In the second system the mediocre ale is sold for lees then really good ale, bnt the demand for It is apt to bn epasmodio and abnormal. Though no one abuses ft, there are none to praise It and few to ask for It, and Its manufarturers are apt to hang eon- tinnally between a slight profit and a dead loss. But tbe people who m&ko the very beat American a’o thrive wonderfully and are compelled continually to increase their faoillUes. There is at least one ale brewery in New York City where tho very best stook is put Into tho ale. Canada malt ia known to be the best in tbe market, and the farms about the Bay of Qulnte are said to furoiah the very beat barley grown In Canada. Bui even. Ibis barley, if prapared by big dealers for tho market, Is not allowed to remalu long enough in ths malt house to be properly prepared fur beer making. As It la sold by tho pound they pnt it la the market whon it Is soggy—tbat is to say, whan It U hoaviest, In order to got more money for It. The brewery alluded to does its own matting and can, tberdfore, allow tho malt to remain lu the malt houao until it becomes crisp and sugary. California hops are used, which are (fie best, and for water an artcalan well sunk under the brewery to a depth of 640 feet, a part of wbioh Is through tho solid rock. Tbe moan temperature of this water ia 42 degress Fahrenheit, and an analysis and inapeotion have shown it to answer tha definition of pure water by being a transparent fluid without taste, Tbe ale brewers say that owing to tbe fact that tho public taste for malt liquor bas greatly improved of late years they have been compelled to make better grades of beer than formoily. Beside the ordinary ale they now makb what they eall INDIA PALE ALE, an imitation, of coarse, of tbe Bass and Alisop pale ale. They claim that it Is superior In delicacy of flavor and more perfect in Its manufacture than tbe EngUsb, and as claims of thisj^lnd don't coat anything (bey go on to say tbat it is' made without the aid of bl-sulpbste of lime, wbiob is so iargely used in EogUsb export ales, to prevent thorn from besoming sour in hot weather, and wbioh imparts to them tbat peculiar anpleaaaot flavpr wbiobU somotimaa more apipareot ifian at otbors. The brewers .that owisg to (he naniraU.posseaslon 'of salts of lime contalnod In-the.water tsken from tuMr artesian wells t b ^ arseuabled to maBufseturo'it so free from the germs of alter fermentation tbat It will not Aonr in any elimate. Ittia made, they say, from the finest extrji No. 1 bright Canada malt and choicest Otsego County golden bops. Tbese bops, they say ’ command a greater price In tbe Engish market than do the famous Esst Kent 'goldens, and, farther, that tbe dejlcstd flavor and tonic properties of this ale cauuot be excelled by any ale tn tbe world. .After India pale ala comes Canada malt ale, whirff is made more af tsr the Scotch prlntipi^ very rish lu nutritious prodnets and not so highly bopped This makes U a good fam­ ily ale, and, according to its brewer, it if* espesioliy adapted (or Invalidt, By no meant so much spring WftlM U uaed ia tbbT gcftd« «f u iu tho XufiU pala. Tbis Is mannfaatnred both lively and still. • Tbo XXX ale ts said to be equalij is pure as eltbor of those already described, tbongh lighter In body and I sbi DUtrltious. India pole ale sells for eleven dollars a barrel, extra Ho. 1 Can­ ada malt eight dollars, . pale stock nine doUara, XXX Canada mall six dollars, extra stoat porter six dollars and ft half. Take all tbis cinn piano satis and allow for the exaggeration, whloh is as 00 m- zpoQ in the brewer as it Is In the marine, and , Amerioan alo may be said to be good for the price asked for it—that’s all. A brewer ssld to tbe writer,^ recently : \There’s no demand boro in this country for first class ale#. Only poor people drink domestic ales here. Tbe English make a still ale but there is no demand hero for stiU ale. Americans want lively ales, THEY WANT IT FOAMING and we have to put somelhiog into it to make it foam. We don’t protoad to-soU ale except to stnali places whore poor families msy got it by tbe pitcher. We trust (hese people for It but if (he Fifth Avenue Hotel people sent to us for a barrel of ale we would make them pay cash for i f ' Tho big alo brewers are oou- Uuually setting young men up in bueiooss In order to find an outlet for their ale. It is dons in this manner. An enterprising young barkeeper wants to go intb business for himself but has no eapltal. He hies him­ self to one of the great ale breweries and promises its proprietor to sell his alo exclusively If he will rent a store for him. A small place is fittad np for him and the brewer takes a chattel mortgage, allowing tbe new fledged retailer to pay it np as quick as his profits will warrant It. It wera well for ns Amerloaus If we stood manfully by our beer—at least until wo are able to provent the importation of poison in the gulso of wine aud until it shall be made a penlteutlary offense to make whiskies anc^brandles In the laboratory, /fitug tnnu, extus oUo might have been tbo panatea for good health In the old times when wine waa made striotly from tho Juloe of tho grape and oils were pure, but In this advanced stage of civilization It would not do at alt It would seem as If there were & flue bit of sarcasm contained in the verso of ths well kuown drinking aong wherdin a toastie thus proposed to the legendary niaa from Xores: Here’s to good old sherry Drink it down. Here’s to good old sherry, Drink it down; Here's to good old sherry, for Ik makes you feels so merry; Drink It down, drink it down, drink It down. Sherry may make you feel verry merry for tho timo being but, if recent reports are to bo rolled upon, the fluid now Bold under tho name of sberry will haeton yonr arrival to a condition of bodily ailment wherein niorrlmeut le at a discount. These reports say that it is a dlffiouU thlug to get pure sherry in this country; that the market Is filled with \loaded” sherrioo, other­ wise known as \fortified” sherries. Our forefathers wore wont, acoordlog to ancient chronicles to quaff hnge bumpers of sherry at a Bitting. But it would seem to have been steadily growing so bad that, cer­ tainly during our time a small glaes la the shape of a coDO and with a capacity of a fow thimblos has boon considered euffidont tor a full grown man, and now, iUBtoad of roduciug thlB to the size of oue thimble, tbo people who know how (he present sherry is made adrise us not to drink it at all. Recoutly aomeone, who had been reading the reports of the various United Slates consuls to the Bt.'ito De- partmeut at Washington relating to tbe wholesale adulteration of wines and liquors to be sold iu tbo Amei'loau market, wrote a protest against adnltera- tions in genera) and French aduUeiatlons of vrlue In particular, aud charged that American wine was fre- quontly shipped to France and then returned aud sold as Fronoh wine. Though it did not cliorge that all Frouch wines coming hither wore bogus it brought out a letter of indignant protost from a Fronebman. By the tono of this lottor one would bo led to bellevo that if all other nations ENGAGED IN ‘^LOADING” WINES and chemically preparing spirits the French, at least, were free from luoh pernioious practices. Up to tho reading of this lottor those of us not of French origin hod, it seems, bean laboring uudor a halluoinatlon regarding French virtue. We thought that,In imitating good liquors and wines by the use of substanoes not to bo found in well organized vinyards, the French, of all othoTB, \took the cake,” if the uso of a slang phrase may he permitted. But, if we accept the tone of this letter as proof,all this is a mistake. Tho Frenoh are above suoh praotlces. Tho wicked Engilshman may tamper with whiskies and alok; tho sinful Gorman may make the goo?eborry play the part of a grape, ttio crafty Ouloh- mau may evolve champagiio alike from the turnip and the potato, but tbe Frenchman could uot be tempted into practicing decoptton. His oonselence forbids it and bis soul abhors it. Let the ingenious Yankee, who is iu tho habit of making nutmegs from mahogany and honey from glucose, pause for a momont in his nefari­ ous praotlces and contemplate this sublimo picture of the T'runchman, Let tbo UUiuaman, that rullo of au- cluut b.u'bai'ism, that moilo] of modern deceitfulnesa, put down tbo shirt of tho \aUe samoa Molioan man” and turn his almond oyea upon this representation of G.U 1 II 0 virtue and uprightness. Tho protesting correspondent donled tbat Amorloan wines are sent to Franco and returned hither aa Frenoh wiues. Ho desirod that the figures and names ehouid be given. It would Bdom from this that undorueath hie outward appoaranco of austerity and QorJoasnoss tiierc is a Ikyer pf facetlouspeBB, If^. not. of obUdllke iu^beuee.''' Why not asV .tha.. eiMtpr p liua tO:^ Illicit distUlBrs of tbe United $u(ea, their locations aud tbo extent of their individual' operations. Those who are engaged in reselling to verdant AtaerlcanB their own wlnos at a largo advance, with French labels, are uot in tho habit of golug around tho country with baunors, loudly proclaiming that they are engaged lu a gigautlo awiudio, uor do Illicit dlstlllors kindly asalst tbo statistician by giving tlioir uamos aud tha amounts of thoJr frauds. It would, thsrofore, he ralher difficult to furulsU tho desired informatiou. But, in law, olr- cnmstantial avidouod ia regarded as the highest kind of OTldenco, and if ho will but keep his eyes open bo will see enough (o convince him that the statement l.'i borne out by the facts. Most pooxfle will be surprised that a X)or8on Intorestod in Frenoh w'luos—and it Is to be pre- sumod that tbis oorrospondoat is—should grow indig­ nant at the charge that AMERIOAN WINES are sabatitutod for Fronoh. For Amerioan pure wine Id so cheap that it does not pay to adulterate It, and, though no doubt inferior to pure French wine, Is vastly superior to dootorod Fronoh wiuf. As a proof of tbis let us look for a moment at an ex­ tract from a recent consular roport: \As nine mer­ chants are petitioning tho French government to pnt a stop to tbe manufacture of artificial French wlnos, the potltlonorB asserting that not onc-lblrd of tbe wine usod In Paris is made from grapes, tiie many Ameri- cans who turn up their noses at tho juice of their own grapes will naturally wonder what the spurious Frenoh wines nro made of, Thera aro a uumber of largo fac­ tories near Paris iu whloh wines aro made from rotten apples, damaged dried fruits of all Unde, beets and epoilod molasses. But there are not enough of tbese matorlala to make as much wine ai is required by for­ eign trade. Turnip juioe has been worked over iuto wine, and American cider is the basis of snHliona of bottles of champagne; but good apples and turnips ere too costly to be wasted in cheap wines inch as most Amerioan’# buy.” At a recent French exposition tho wine oommis- Bloners reported that Frenoh vineyards oould not sup­ ply more (ban one-tenth tbe foreign domand for ebam- psgue. Yet the world continues to send to Franco for iis champagne, and tbore is no record of any orders that have boeu returned nnsstisfled. From this In­ considerate persons would bo led to conalude that somebody got the product of the orchard and the field rather than that of tbe vlnoyard; but ware (hey to listen to this corraspondont they would bo led to seo the fallnoy of tbolr conelusione aud behold In hia Ideal FroQCbman a much maligned man. We confess we havo uot beea accustomocl to view the French charac­ ter as does this oorrespoudent, aud rogrot again that, owing to the couttnuod arrival from Franca of reports of faUifled wines and spirits, tho average American is unable at praseut to change bis opinion. Hero la a synopsis of one of these, aud though it is painful to contemplato tbe shook It must give vo what isovidontly a eousltive naturo, the reqalremonta of this article compel it. It is from Cousul Gifford, of La Rooboilo, France, end is in the form of an official report to the State Department at Washington cou- ceralug falsified brandies and ohampagnos. Consul Gifford says that a very large proportion of the brandy shipped to the United State# is falsified, much of It being delivered In casks on board, with Ml expenses paid to tbe pomt of shipment, at prices smaller (bau tho cost of the gennlu'^ article at tbo place of produc­ tion. \Merchants bo says, \dellbaraloty MAKE BRANDY OF ANY YEAR required or of any quality. The memlon of the yoar 1840 or 1875, for instance. In an Invoice or on the label of a bottle, may be regarded with perfect assurance,” Mr. Gifford says, \as having no further moaning than (hat tbe arllele In question Is presniuod to havo the taste or color of tbe brandy produced in tho year mon- tioned. The same remark may bo made In reference to the popular dsaignation, ’Cognac,’ *Flue old Cognac' and especially 'Fine chnmpagne,’ The greater part of tba brandy te-day Is prepared from alcohol obtained from grain or potatoes or both.” In tbo manufacture of spurious brandies, according to Consul QilTord, caro Is uot even taken to obtain pure alcohol, but largo quantities of cheap German aicohoi are imported Into Franco fur tho purpose, the product of which, under the name of brandy or eau de vie, is an active poison. Mr, Gifford advocates the oxolusion of el) Frenoh brandies on ordinary gronuda. In the light of roporta like the^e tbo correspondent above alluded to could not accuse him of loonoolestie propennlties wbo would aim a blow at the Image of Oaulic virtue he has yreseuted. Nothing In (be foregoing should be taken as Imply­ ing tbat all Frauob wmoa and liquors are spurious, or tbat all Fronoh wino growers and merobauU lend tbiraselves to unlawful practices: On tho contrary, honest French winee and spirit# may, no doubt, be had, but It is also true that the market la flocKled with falcilflod Fronoh wlnos and eplrits, as it is fillod with the falsified wines aod spirits of other countries, and further tbat the inference, like tbat ooutMned In the letter epokea of, tbat tbe French wlno grower Is Inca* pable of practicing deception, Is as ridiculous an it Is notoriously untrue. The Frenoh wine grower is, at least, as full of tricks as his even Christian of other lands—no less and probably no more. It will surprise^ many to learn that a retail liquor dealer may Uwfully'water hiB ^Whisky; yet such !s the feet In a recent suit instituted by tho Govornmont agafust three packages of distilled spirits under seiz­ ure, Judge Hrowo, of tbo Uultod States DUtrist Court, decided that after a part had beoo drawn off and sold by the wholesaler, under a due lioenso, the subsequent rdduutlpQ of tho proof of the spirits after they had been p itted by the Ooverniuent oQicials did not con­ stitute a fraud. Many person# hare an aolding faith iu the purity of gin. But (n mucli of that sold tnalyoea have shown the protonee of oil of Vitriol, oil of almonds, oil of tnrpeutine, enlphurlo ether and ex- tracts of gralos of paradise. Oils are openly sold iu the market by which whisky of any age may be ImltMoiL Whisky thus made showi 'wbou analyzed tr.voes of caustle potasia, benzine, aaU phnrlo sold, nux vonilca and other polaouB. ' TBfi PESaiiNX BILL BXFOBE (ibNOBBflS to extend the time that whUky may remain la bond Is onoiRbjtotof ihtereat aoqr«niaag the disUUen, Tho upon the motive and promise, \When two or tureo meet together ,in My name (here am I lu the midet” Only two eaoramonta wero given to the ohurob, viz., tbe Lord’s suppor aud buptUui. Tho ono is no moro eacrod to place and rite than ibe other. And this la shown by tbo close communionista themBelves in tlie fact that rivors and streams are tisoJ for (be ouo wbuu oouaslun requires It. Let room and Uotiie be therefore just as appropriately used for tba other wUou occasion justltloB i(. Let it not bo argued tbat tbe aaorament would thus bo dishonored or luworod. That can never be, as only reveront soula would wish (o tims oominem- orate their love. Moreover, this* ordlnauoo bas a double slgnlficet/ou. First—It is the aoul’e warmest oulbit^st of filial af­ fection and undying regard to its bSKt and dearest friend, (bough uot seen by sight, yot to faith and mem­ ory dear. Noooiia—It is an abioiuto answer to the doubter who says \what proof havo we (hat the Na- viour ever camo iuto tho world?” For did notour Lord, fls a preoJoua legacy leovo to Ills chun h the prlvllego and duty of perpetnutiug the onluianco wbioh lio hlmBolf ostubliahod. Hiid (uia uot tiio church from tb.it (lay to tbis, been raitlifut (o this terttimontal chargo, aud is to this day grsnn testimony, togolhor with the other fc/itival# wo eolebrato, uml which point dlrectiy to lUe samo great truth that the Lord did come? TUoi'o are Chrhdmas, Good VrUlay, VlaMev, WhUeun- tido and the more frequent remeinbranoo in tho change of thoBabbath.of (ho eaveuthUny which commemorated the creation of the world to the l):iy, the first of tho •.veck to commoinorato the trrouler ovont,tho redrmp- tiou of tho wor d I£e had mad*\ Shall an ordmauco whloh however lovlusly given, jut nuvertUeluss aiuuunts to a command for nil timo aud Ml p’.aces, bs sUgUtly luter- fored with by self couatUutorl conaora who by their own acts prove that they neither uudoratuad tbo spirit nor the lottor of tho SHcramonts 7 Iu Scripture they will only find one barrier around each. To tbo ctmdidalo for baptism i( says, \If thou beliavetb with all thine heart thou luaycaC.” To tho suppliant at the Ub 0 it snya, \1/ yo love Mo do this lu remaiubrauco of Mo.*’ Can finytiilrig be moro oloquoht than our Lord’s slmplo yet beautiful Instructions7 Nurely uot. It requiros profoundly loarned t<cho:ars to make out objoetiuns to so simple 0 rule of notion, and they aro clos’er onough to do it. A lady mombsr of a Congregational ohiivcu came to her pastor saying, \My mind has boon (roubled obout Immoralon ; I believe tbat mode to bo scriptural.” lie asked her what books she had been reading ; ehe said. \Tho Now Testament” Then ho said, \I do uot wonder at It. Just tako this book, writtou by one of our most profound tblnkors and roasonora, whloh I think will bring you to tho proper view ourohureh holds ou this subject, which is certainly ttiO most decout mode oU&dditnistering tiio rite.” This brings me to consider the term church, us wo may find the root of the iroublo lies here. The Protostauts 111 Europe euU their place of meeting tho huuso of God, tho meeting house, place of worship or tha room, butimost frequently ourobupcl. TbUisin contradintiuc- (Ion to any state endowod building, which Invariably callB itself (ba church. Tha autoorets of esoh country, BS a rule, go to the church, and as all young nations are high toned tbis may account iu a measure for all places of wort;hlp being called cliurchos In tho United states. An­ other reason fur tho more devout «asi:y acquiosoiog in such an arrangement was tho fact thst* ibo eburob, wherever found, looked with disdaiu upon tho chapol goers, and they would adopt tbo term church Indis- criminatoly to avoid reproach. This course has led to coufuelon. The Scripture torm ohursb does not refer to a building at all, but to tho mombors oomposlug the body of Christ, whothcr few or many. \The church below aud eburoh above but oue commu- slOD make.” 'Without regard for social standing or organization how very doslrablo tho latter may bo for goueral pur­ poses, yet U’cannot bo admitted as a factor here, as every iibllovliig heart Is an altar and ever/ loving biea-<t a throne, each oae respounible for tho kiad uf sacritlee it offers and tha worship it performs, draw­ ing its knowledge from God’s own chart and light from God .1 own spirit. Such souls, whother tlir’io or ihr^o hnudred, mar bo safely left to show their attachment In their oirxi way to Kim (key doar/y love. Now, gen­ tlemen. we actuilro dorotioa to so go<id a cause bh pro­ viding for Uod’e poor, and verily you shall havo yonr reward. We admire also the zeal you display in guard­ ing what you havn boon taught to believe right in regard to tho propriety and prop!»r coutluct la the celebr-itiun of tbe^^e aacrauiouta ; but at tho same liroe I cannot help wishing tbat It was better dlrcotod. The petltiouors are depeudeut upon you or others that govern tho Institution for all tbe temporal mercy they enjuy. So far as tbis goes their memthe arii ciosud, oxcept to the mild form of a request. Ilow muoh haugv upon that request la an individual au- guish, tho biUornoss of which each heart only knows. Bomo can go to church ; happy are they. Otbors can go oocu^ionally if they aro helped. Others never can. Uoil only knows what thoy have to bear, and how (hey boar U pHtlontiy, often with secret sorrow. You may provide for them the good things of this life, but they do not roIlKh them an once they did. You may provide thorn with good b>,de, but they cannot sleep as once thoy could. You may Roud them your modluines, but thoy have lost th?lr charm in a great moasure. You may send them ministers to preach, aud for this they thank you most Fiiu;«?r?!r, far they love to hear tho story of J 0811 S and Hie love, for It fills thotr daeposi longings B9 nothing else can do ; aud with their affec­ tions and longings weaned in large me&eare aud oun- contrated moro entlroly on tbe Oue who, at least to them. Is tho chiof among ten (bousaod and (be aUo- gp.tbvr lovoly. au intense longing fills thelriouls to join jn that holiest and closest of all fellowships—that saornment lying as a border laud between oartU and heaven, \The testement of Hie death and The eommemoration of Ills rison glory” f They ask you for this prlvtiege. You way no, and give ^your best reasons, which are more than auswered. Tho question comos before yon again, throngh one who is a etrangcr to tbem mitlrely, but felt that you should give the question BDOthor cousiderHtiuu. fintt placing your- selv'os in their posUmu. Do it with a doUrminatlou to put traditional usages .^: k 1 popish barrlsrs ou ouo side, giving yourrtolf to prayer and ildgent study ot Ood’a simple word, remembering how much of sorrow or Joy depouda upon Uie answer you give. Boar iu mind that the most valUpt mao is ho wbo. ooeiug bis guilt, ackuowledgea it. As wise mau judge ye, which U right, to please man or God 7 If ttaera le no dishonor to\lod and no hurt to others, then U la right for tb ^ « KeujombQt; tlij« weight of tho .Master’# worda \Ye'lbat shall offend the least of ouo of these my brothfeu It wera better for him that a milUtooe wero banged about hjs n«ck and tbit ho wore cost into tbo midst of the BOO.” The Master would let them ait and feast with Him, therefore it cut ho no sin for you to dp tba same thlug. Roraembor Ohio (bet the place whereon you stand 1* holy gronnd, you haVe to decide for Ood raiker tbas for a ebureb; therefore be juok^ Don't fear that barm can foU»w aaoh ft ahange, os Ood will take care of Hie own lawfully appointed eactaaents lu the future ae He hoe (n tho post, F, J. Bisp, A Phtladolphift yonng man kioaed hU gii'l four hundred ftud thirty-four Uinse lualdeof belffta hour. Ue waa ft olgaretto smoker, and Philadelphia girls objaot'to being kissed by cigarette smoker#; henoe tbe poor aoora ruu up hjr tho jottog h)4D.««Ncrt rkfQm original bill asked for a five yeur# ■xtentloQ, but tta promoters findiug that it would be impossible to tain this Qompromisad on • (wo feora extension, and (be obanoes ore said to be even thM they will obtain this. Tbo fact le there bos been e produotlon of whisky greatly in excess of the demand; tho amount now in bond—nearly eighty-flvo mUltons goHoue— would, if all the. distilleries la tho country were closed, supply the demand for some years to come. Should the present J)lll for extension be killed, the owners of this ocean of- whisky would bo compelled under the. law to take it out of bond end- pay the- tax'Of niuoty cents a gallon thereon. As there ^voald be no market .for It, they woaid^ of course, be swamped. Tbat they have brought this upou themselves no one oompre- heading (he subject will deny. They bed fair warn­ ing in 1878 whon an almost similar atato of things oc­ curred. The producers when at that time they asked Congress for an extension of time deolarad that tbey had arraugod for deoreasod production. If thoy get the two years oxtensloa now there is little doubt that they will petition tbo next Congress for a like or even greater extension, and somo producers are bold enough to say tbat they propose to bare the tax taken off whisky altogethor. The argument on tho other side is that, beside tho re­ lief to the producers, tho extension of time that whisky may be kept in bond lea guarantee of aged whieky. Tho longer the liquor remains in bond tne surer will the consumer bo of getting good whisky when at last the tax Is paid and it is taken o u t The whisky people say that tbe extonslon of tho time of bonded whisky is In aocordsnea with tbe most aprored principles of polK- ioal eolenoe. In this It is but fair to say tUsy are cor­ roborated by air, John Stuart Mill in his \Pi’iuciplos ot Political Eftonomy,” who says : \The qualltios de­ sirable in a eystom of taxation have boon embodied by Adam Smith in four maxims or priaelples which, hav­ ing been generally oonourredln by subsequent writers, may be said to have become olassioal.” One of those axioms is as follows: \Every tax ought to bo levied at tho time aud m tho manner in which it Is most couventont for the contributor to pay it.” The flood of dootorsd or chomlsallj prepared native whisky (hat has for years bean poured upon the mar­ ket bas resulted lu opening the way for Scotch end Irish whiskies, for which there la uow a large aud in- oreadJng demand. Amerioan# are losing coefldenoo in the integrity of their whUky. This is, of course, especially (he case with cheap whiskies whsre the in­ jurious oils havo been merged instead of oxtrsoted. Though Irish whisky is moro popular a( present thau SoutoU, (he latter Is growing rapidly in favor, and the time is not far distant whon tiioso two whiskies will at least itaud side by aide. Tho roaaon that Irish w'hlsky commands a hotter price .than Bootch may bs found without doubt ia tho fact that there are only a score of diatlllories iu Iroland, while In Sootlaud there aro Boveral hundred, and tho Scotoh distillers having a wide variety of interests laok that oohoslon which is ouo of Ibe essentials of suooeas iu msintalaiug prices. 'Very bad as well as very good whisky i# to bo found lu Scotland, aod the popularity of Scotch whisky in (bla country will be much affected if au attempt is made to force tha blooded whiskies of eo called highland whiskleB on tbit market. Tboso are In reality Lowland or grain whiskies flavored with Highland. What wo need in this country is a strioi law against tho faUifloa- tlon of liquids of all kinds, aud this, it is to bo hoped, wo shall soon have. F. H. N. OPEN COMMUNION VS. CLOSE COMMUNION, iln o t h o r DivciiftNloa o f ih o D e e ittlo u o f ctio B a p c iftt fflotiita i?laitag:ors vricu K o - ffu r d (o t h o C c lo b r n U o u o f th e Lord^H S l i p p e r —A P l o a f o r th o l u ii i a t o s * To the BdUor o f the BfookUjn I2ngle: As a preacher amoug tbo opoii B a p tists of England for twenty yoare 1 may bo permitted to mako a fow remarks upon tUo^questlun of open communion, eolled forth by tho exposure of the arbitrary douial to any minister to celebrate tbo LorU’a Supper iu the Home of Aged Baptist Memlj^rs, at the corner of Qreeuo and Throop areuuos. Theodore M. Bauta, iu your iiBue of the 2Jrd uU., has mettUeobJootlonB ralaud against the celebration in a sound, logloal, Christian iplrlt, and most certainly has primitivo opinion and practise to baok him ns far aa ho went, I (biuk homey have gone still furthor ami ohallengod the oommittoo to hare shown the least shadow of proof that thoro wae SBored buildiug or oonsoorated church at all m the sense that they Infer at tho time tho Lord iuelitutod tbe supper. Did not our Lord send to a privato mau, who appears to have been a stranger, aud ask leave to prepare in his house, homo or room for tho I’nusnvor? If there had been a saorod building or cousecrated ehurch at the time in tho souse uow uudorstood, would not tho Lord’s Suppor and the Fao^iovor havo been celebrated In it 7 Tho Temple was tho only place that could at all answer to thuir description or coiicoption of sacred aud consocralud, aud yui our Lord, as if up looking down tUevisU of the future,auw these coneorvutlve sacordotallsl and as if to rebuke them uevor used auy luuro dignified nsmo thau a room. Surely, Ho must havo uiuUrHtood tho propriety of Ilis own act. Mr. Banta may also havo ohallonged them to ehow any ehudow of soripturo whom tho authority of any self InsUilod comniUUe ur body whatevur (0 ba oonsultod in tho mattor of its colehratioo. Thoro would be just ss much propriety iu asking thorn if wa may breathe (he air, for is not tbo command bonuMfnl iu its BlmpUoity a# \oft yo meet this do lu remem­ brance of Me,” ftud then comos tho Icet, \If ye lovo Me, keep My oomumndmouts.” Wbo does tho \ye” Blgnify 7 Surely, tho Jews, whoovor thoy may bo, olorioal or lay, who lovo Him and wish to show iUu Uia own. appointed way. Away, then, with all tradU ild^ . and high tbned theological porveraiona ot the most aiihple, bci&atiful and touching memoHali wa can offer to our doareet friend \till tie come;’’* Mr. Danta may also have challenged tbem (0 ehow that aot evon a conseorated parson, much less a conse­ crated building, was or la at all an eeseutlai olomont in the proper dUoharge of this sacrament, as the injunc­ tion ia to any Ibat love him, \This do ye.” And the blofislug is not dependent upon place or perijon but . . . . . . ------ » . _ S ----------- , , . ^ 1 CHEATING THE GALLOWS Two Noted Cases of Criminals Cbmmitting Suicide. ..b. c'.in'' -.a r •’•i''.' • -t . ;ii- ‘ ■ . , ' . 1 , 1 U • -jV '.-i ;nurij- 51 li:<r M''.,?! ; The Muk’dei'' of tlie Duchess de P m K q By her' Husband In Paris—He Escupes Punishment by Taking Poison—Tho fifUingf o f Samuel AdanU' by John C. Colt in New York—The. Condemned' Man’s Suicide in tho Tombs on the Day Fixed'* for his Execution, Persona who commit the blackest otTmea' Bomotlmoa oeoape the punishment they deserve th^ngli ’ the failure to eapture or convict thorn, and somet^M when captured and convicted thoy add self murdeV to ‘ their crime and thus oscapt the gallows. Two Boted inslanoea are narrated below, one ecourrlng In Parli and the other In New York, and both are celebrated casoB in the annals of crime, France has beea the theater of many orlmos, and the ’ records of her criminal courts tell some dark (aJea. Some of l t «86 trials havo become Metorie either from ‘ the atrocious cbaractor of (ho offense# or by reason of the position of tho person who oommlttod them. Thoy hare been made the ground work for novels and playg, aud florae of tho most fasoinating tales to be found la thft French language are basod upon theta dark oooM- ’ roucos. But the plaiu truth, unadorned by any of the figments of tho novelist's brain, la more wonderful than the moat elaborate story. Among the dark deeds which tho strong arm of (ha ' law has dragged Into the light of day there is non* more strange than the murdr* of the Duohsas of’ Praelln by her husband, in Augr sequent luicido olc the murda . markable not only because of Iti the high rank of the victim and - a bloodier, and certainly no mc.« is recorded in tho pages of hlstoi • ae one of the principal oausea 0 ) . i ;, of 1848 and (he upaottingof the i'-' sequence of tbe fact tbat the Pi i - were related and at that time-e .;vy . ^j aud iri.ao v._. traced to the arJatocraey. IVhat excited the public stUl mora was the utterly oauaelosa oharaotor of the mmrdor. The Duchess of Prailln was a woman of Che most estimable character, and thoro can be no doubt that she loved her hueband devotedly. They had been married over twenty years, and thera was no cause of jealousy showu which could bo offered aa an exiuse for the cowardly and cruel crime. The Praslin family, or Cholaoul Prailin, to give it tho full title, was ont of tbo moat aaoient In France aud belonged to the highoat rank. The old royal blood of France flowed in its volna and the heads of the bouse occupied a prominent place in Freneh history. TUft deHceudaut of tbis long line of noble ancestry, wbo oast such a foul and black blot upon its fair fame, was Charles Laura Hugo Theobald. Ho was born In 1803, and in 18’25, when twenty years old, he married Milo. Fanny SabastJanl, daughter of Count Frauaia Horaoo Sebautianl, a dietitiguUUed Frenoh generaU Throe sons and six daughters were tho fruit oflheir union,and ot tho timo of the tragedy tho two oldoat daughters were married. The Duchess was in her forty-first year whon she was murdered. Her hniband had suceaodod to the tula In 1841. He rosidad when not in ParU at the Cha­ teau of Yaux, which had onoo been tha most sumptu­ ous and priucoly of tho abodoa of Fouquot, tho bpilUant but unfortunate fluanco minlstor of Louis XIV., and about whom tha elder Dumas has woven suoh a web of romance in hie novol of \ Tho Iron Mask.\ During tho laUr years of (hair married life tho Duko and the Diiohoss had not lived happily togotbor, aud lUeir dlflsenslona had become a matter of publlo no­ toriety both in town and country. Tbo discord arose from family matters, and one cause was said to bo the lufluofice wb/ob (ho governess of (heir daugltiers had gained over tbe Duke. Tho differenoe* had begun, however, at a period long prior to the adveut of the governeis—a Mile. Doluzy Dssporlos—Into tho family, tiomotima after tho marder the lady loft Paris and camo to thia country, and aoma years ago still resided in Now York City. She loft the Praslin family a month before the murder. TUK OHIMB. On August 17, 1847, tho duoal family left the chateau at Vanx aud went to Paris, roaohtng there at 8 In the evening by the Corbeil Railway. Thoy proceeded to the suburb family roaldonoe, No. 55 Hue du Faubourg St. ilonoro. After their arrival the Duko ami throo of bin daughters, with tho youngoti eon, Tlsltod Mile. Deluzy Dospartes at her boarding place in Paris. The Duchess was to furnish her a letter,of recommendation next day, and tke rlfllt paid was in referouoo to that letter. The Duchess wont out for aa hour moauwhllo lu her oarriago, accompanied by tho two eldest sons. She returned about half past 9, and iramedlalely retired. The Duke retired to his own apartment about 11. The next morning, at an early hour, the Duaboai was dleooTorod mardorod lu her bedroom. BUo lay upon the floor near a chimney, her head and ehoulders against a sofa, deluged in blood and pierced with moro than forty wound*. The apartment was stained all over with blood. It was tbe oplaion (hat the wounds had been made with a weapon whloh was at onca a catting, a pointed and a braising one. Everything proved that tho Daohess bad attempted to escape from her aMusin, by running about tbs room, endoarorlng to got out of the room and by screening herself behind the furulture. Tba blood bad spouted over everything, and (he murderer must bars been oorered with it, ami In leaving tho scone of hU horrid work must have loft (races of It on bis way, and that bioudstaluod path waa found leading from the Diiohesa’ aparlmentii straight to tho door of the Duke’s bedroom. The Duke was arrested. His story was that at tho break of day ho was awakoued by cries, and Bolzing a pistol bad descended to the Duchess'apscl- monts, only to find her murdorod, and that In at- tondlug to her he became covered witii blood. The sorvanta had also beau awakened by the viulout ring­ ing of bolls from the Duchess’ apartments and pierc­ ing shrieks. 'They found the main doors bolted, but gained access through a door leading to a stairway bt- twosu tbe apartments of tbe Duke and Dncheis. Tbo Bervauts were examiued, hut they could give no clue to tba myjjtary. Tbe Duke was removed to tbs prison of the Saxonberg, aud soveu days after (he murder died from the ofi'ects of poisou taken a few hours after the murder, thus escaping the punish- mont of ills arimo, Hia body was buried sooretly aud at night to avoid tho fury of tU»^ populace, as the murder bud oreatod tho most lutouse oxoUemeat la VartB. It was Burmised that a dlaputo arose betwcoa tho Duke and Duohoas about tho lottor of roooinmemla- tlou for Iho govuruous, and that lu the violence of auger he made tho murderous attack. A number of tbo Duchosa’ letters to tha Duko were found, Mhowing how deeply she rogreUad lUu e&tcaugcmuut bolweea them, THa OOLT-ADAMS MURDBil. Some yeara provious to the Praslin murder New York City was tho Bocue of a crime fully as biaok as (he oue nairutod above, and where tho criminal, convicted and seutoncod to death, escaped tho gallows cn (bo very day eet fur his execution by taking his own life, Tbo mur­ derer was John G. Colt, a brother of Colonel Hamuel Coll, tbo patentee of tbe celebrated Colt rovolvor, and the victim waa hamuel Adams, a printer, both resideuts of New York. The crime was committed Septemner 17, 1841, In the granite building ou tbe corner of Broad­ way and ChamUera street, afterward occupied by Del- monico. The statement is made that upon tho day he ~ was to have been executed Colt ptriihod by his own baud, by stabbing himBolf in tho heart with a nmall . pouknils, during tho coufuaion incident to a firs which broke out iu the Tombs, where he wa# coufloed, about thohoitrsst for the execution, bnt there wore many people, aud not a few.of thorn aro alive to-day, who believe tbe atory of (he suicide was a russ—(bat (be fire was caused to hide the coufuBioD, and thatiindev Us cover CoU escaped in (bo garb ef a fireman from tbe Tombs, aud tbat a body prepared for the purpose was substituted in hie plate. Not long ago a rumor was heard tnat John C. Colt h^d died recently eomowhera . iu Europe where ho had been ooucealsd since bis al­ leged escape. If bo did commit suicide the knifo was furnished him by bis friends for tho purpose of obeaC- ing tho gallows aod saving bis family from the dis­ grace of execution. It U perhaps more roasou- able to suppose tbat (be fire wbieb occurred In . tbe cupola of the Tombs, aud which wae attribu- . ted to an overheated stove, was tbe result of some plot to afford the criminal a chance to commit suicide, lu auy event, there was lomethiog strange about tba matter. Many wild tales wero cur­ rent In New York at (bat time concerning ths alleged esoape of the muriUrer, but at tbU lata day, 41 year# later, It Is Impossible to toll how muoh of truth ot falsity they contain. Colt oonfoaied tbe murder on bin trial, but claimed he killed .Adams in seif defense. Tho jury, however, took a different view of tho matter. John 0. CoU was born lu Hartford, Conn., and at the time he committed the crime woe about 32 yeara old. He lived vritii hts mistrens, Caroline Heushaw, at No. 42 Munroo Btreet, New York CUy, and hul an oiUee ■ in tiiR bmltiing outho corner uf Broadway and Obam- bera (itreot, ubuvti referred to. Ho was a toacber of bookkeeping, and it appeared on tho trlsi that Adams and CoU had buBiiioss trausaettous, and that Adams was vugaged lu printing a work on book­ keeping tor Colt. The latter was impoenniuns and had bard work tn got along. Hia family would uot A- 8 Biat him. Had tiicy given them a lUtIo of tho mouax which thoy expended in his defense he would ] have commlttHd tho murder. No uuo saw tho murder, as no one was iu Che room but tbe two moo—the mur­ derer and his victim. Colt’s^ story wan that he killed Adams In self defense. A bill for fifty or sixty dollare av.rf due on the printing aocouiii, and Adams called at . CoU's pUco to tulleofi it. WMIo tln^ro, according to Colt,<u dispute Ki'O&o us Co tbo currectiiOi’s of (bo bill. Adams ca'led Colt a liar, Colt retortt'd by Hlipplng him in the face. ajjd. Adams sui/.cd Colt by (he throat. (Mh, fuariag for his life, according 10 his Htatemonl, reached out hts hand and seized a Kmall hatchet which . lay near at hand, olruck Adams a heavy blow on the forohoal, which foiled him to tho floor, end be died in a few mlinifes. The murderer then wiappoa, the body iu canvas, crammed it In a latgo box, tying tho logs to the trunk with a piece of rope aud then covered it with salt and sawdust. Next day ha pro­ cured a carman and shipped the box to 8 t lyouls. Mo., by way of. Now Orleaos. off* tbo bark Kalamazoo. Adams’ disappearance caused a search, aud it was found that he was last seen going Into Colt's place. 'Iho body. was discovered on the vuasel, aud csrtalft. circumstanocn pointed to CoU, The carman waa found, who kad taken tbo box from CoItV offiuo. and tbe re-, enlt was hia arrest, trial and conviction la snUe of bis. atory that tbe murdor was eommitted In aolr di;f«nee. Adams had’Uo conRidarablo sum of money about hlo), and the metivo fur (he murder did not folly ap|>ear. On the 27tb of Soptorober In the following year be wae.^ lenteaccd by Judge Kent tube hanged on November IB* following. Betweoft (be <Uto of the aentonca end) tho time fixed for the execution, tbe most otmnuou*. • effori# were made to secure a new trial or a aemmutZr. tlon of Hentoiico, but without avail. Plots to effect bis escape were discovered. Tho day for the execiiUoix oiTived, aud 4 o'clock ws^ the hour fixed.'At I 2 .o‘olock on thnt day he was married to bin mistress, Uioji Gneo- liue lleiishan\ and an Imur after she took leava of bios. It ssema thoj; at thkC*' time tbe custom of ibs \deatli watch’’ npoii a couJemnod orimlual did uot exl*t; at - ouv rate wbau, Bhortiv b'^fore 4 o’clock, according to the accoanra given, tbo ehcrlff, hie avHlat.inta and tbft oiorgymen repaired to the cell, they found the con- demnc 4 mftn dead upon tbe bed with the penknife la hi* haurt. At that W'>ment the sUrn^of fire was beard and Ike cnpola of the Tovib« waa found to bo In flamMk r<.u 3 irterable coufuslon eusited, but the fire wag aulckly exUnguiehed. Ths oow 8 spread (b«» tha criminal had iweaned tho gallowe. Aa iuqueRt wss bold ami u vardiol ot sniCide lendered. Very many Dooulr. bsMoved the murder v u not luteided and lUal a w.i « 4 t. resuU of a blow atrMplf la .udaoa pMjlofc If CvU had uot ooDooalod tbq body U U QOUSUul if 09 would biTO bf<m 909v(oWd> m 1 ■ 'M ■'id 'w i ■■''3 m M m i i I '4 W 'rSl ■;'l - •'1 ■I m j i ila 1 ■1 j i I ■ | % -m .^ 1 m m

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