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' ' H I r . THE WORLD : SATURDAY EVENING! DECE3D3ER 3, 1887. - if H i . 1 ,. . 'jCIbbbU 5 ' REIIGS OF FIRE LADDIES. A UNIQUE COLLECTION BELATINQ TO OLD NEW I0EE BOIS. Vi nelnet Fronts of Bon Who Ban with the 4 Machine W. BT Tweed's and M WlcUhnm'e Anoni Then The Youth of Many Well-Kno- Cnlzen Recalled 1 by Pieces ol leather? Metal and Paper. a- - \ -- i HE business place of Ig\\: !p23J Mr. A. O. Smith, in r J) Fulton streot, Just op- - , 'J poaito tho Mnrkot, hos Cu jfol for many years post fo ilraL 'on downtown y? 9lsJslS0 rendezvous of mem-- A Jiar ftrH\ bers of tne oW Volnn\ Sj it teerFire Department. p3 H Mr. Smith was a prom- - inent flro laddie hlm-- 4 I faro W ft, fit wlf, as were his father fe mS on grandfather bo-V- jf fore hlra, and his llvo- - tTv y interest in tho affalrs of tho dofunct r Jt r rSr I I 2 organization that is, i \SSrlj. defunct, except for fe2J) ly-f- l social purposes 5tG comes to him nnt-- s, 5 urally. Ono thing, fr\ (wmhI howovor, which has tiKctj)S3h contributed moro than i yj A anything else to malro ' KUsbTT. 1850 r I Mr. Smith's ploco a popular resort for his ijld comrades, is the fact that ho has gathered vogether, in a little room back of his store, a perfoct museum of curiosities and relics ro- tating to tho old Fire Department, which has provod of tho utmost interest to his visitors. The collection, of which Mr. Smith is very proud, for he has spent many years in getting it together, contains nearly twenty-fiv- e hun- dred different relics and mementoes. Some of these aro Tory raro and cannot now be duplicated. For instance thero aro C01 old helmet fronts for privates, thirty-si- x whlto officers' fronts and thirty-fou- r presentation fronts, somo of them of colossal size. These last, of course, wero not meant to bo worn, but wero simply intended to bo proserved as Sementocs. A large ono, presented by New New York companies on the oc. casion of a visit many years ago, is a very handsome piece of work printed in r. Then thero are 230 metal badges, 835 silk badges and any number of portraits. Somo of tho old fronts present tho most in teresting features of the collection. One, which is in an excellent stato of preservation, belonged to William H. Wickham when he was foreman of Hook and Ladder Company No. 15 and bears his name in full. Another has the inscription \ W. M.Tweed,\ and belonged to tho notorious ringleader of the political gang that robbed the oity of so many millions, when ho ran with tho famous \ TUg Six.\ Zopha Mills. Andrew J. Garvey. who was a member of Friendship Hook and Ladder Company, Alonzo Slote, tho clothier, and several other gentlemen who have sinco become prominent merchants or politicians in this city, many of them still living, aro also represented by these battored old leather fronts. The collection of certificates is very inter- esting, especially to tho old volunteers, for it is extensive and goes back as far as 1808, when tho blank form was a colored litho. pragh. A certificate of 1829 issued to Samuel Y. Smith, is different from any of the others and is believed to be the only one 6f its kind in existence. One of the oldest fronts in ex- istence is in the collection and is valued at flOO. Tho original owner is not known. A of the Fifth District Hose Company No. 28, which was a famous organization in tho old time is also regarded as a great curi- osity, as it is the only ono of its kind in New York. Somo of tho rarest relics aro placed under glass cases. One of these is a shrivelled helmet, a pieco of hose, with a brass nozzlo attached. The former belonged to James T. Laurie, who was killed while attempting an act of unusual daring at tho burning of the City Assembly Booms, 410-1- 6 Broadway, away back in the \fifties.\ Among the old prints which have been pre- served are portraits of John Decker, assistant-en- gineer, painted in water colors in 1850, and the only portrait of its kind in existence. A group consisting of Harry Howard and his assistants taken in 1859, one of the early of photogrnphio art; Zophar Mills. and several other famous firemen; a colored lithograph of the old John Street Church, dated 1807, and a fire insurance policy issued in 1787, which is regarded as a great curiot. ity. Besides there are many curious old docu- ments and reports relating to flro department matters, Including a complete set of corpo- ration manuals, thirty-tw- o in number, tho first of which was issued in 1811, fire depart- ment rolls, &o., as well as speaking trumpets and much other paraphernalia of the flro lad- dies, almost each objoct having an interest- ing history. As Mr. Smith says, the value of tho n, which ho has been at suoh pains to make, is enhanced by tho fact that nearly everything in it has been in actual service. EMILE ZOU'S FIRST LOVE ISYantlatsd fir Tax. Would from, (As tYtnek o\JuUi BA.\1 I. fjSjVJ HEN 11 o'clock strikes - . uXmjfinl'lf oa Sunday mornings \ f Hmfl W k tne Btreots ' Aix, in I BmA9' 'j- - P'ovenco, assume a BiLm I peeuWM aspect. \ jn.JyjaSJM-- , ' B tne conr when k common folks and - WfSjSN: lli t\00 aristocraoy freely W 1 1 fl&MK T forget the distance (l wki01 separates them H l Jr firel I during tho rest of tho J II I Bl day, to minglo under 'I H 1 Bame sacred arches I . MM jl! in adoration of the ' J ' jKHpflSflll8111110 Gd i the hour -- jn$P3wlle'i Pious dovotion !? Ifl5nhastens its step to- ll 53u H 'wards the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, when tho gilded prayer-boo- glitter in daintily gloved female .Lands. Bat what characterizes this hour more 'than all else, what marks it from one end of the town to the other even to those who have dropped all religious observances are the long files (like nooks of sheep) of little boys in uniform and girls in white dresses which pass through the streets, two by two, slipping on the wet pavement or grass plots, marching along the rows of old mansions, as cold and cheerless in appearance as tomb-Btono- s. Tho column which has just como into Bight at tho upper end of tho street presents an appearance hardly in accordance with the duty they are supposed to bo fulfilling. It is composed of about thirty little boys dressed in bottle-gree- n cloth trimmed with blue, who seem to be trying to hide the ennui of a pious performance under on assumption of profane cheerfulness. They perceive a file of girls in white dresseB coming up the street and pass- ing into trie church, and that suffices to lead astray tho opinions of all these young heads as to the real mission of cathedral bells on earth. \The Notre Damo boarding-school,- \ said a lady to her son. as they ranged themselves against tho door to let the Head of tho column pass in. Tho Notre Dame boarding-scho- ol ocoupied tho narrow alslo which divides in \\centre tho seated throng of worshippers. Ine last scholar who enters is a young lad about nine or ten years old, his robust form Jn strange contrast with his timid and pro- found glances. Tho mero fact of ontering Jif nu.rc,n seems to greatly embarrass him. HU right hand.Ialf hidden in hi pocket, trembles perceptibly j ho gazes steadfastly rW 0t \ occupied by the short White d He starts. !.. th6 Tcry. ena f one of the right rowi he i? Pffje'ved n little pink hat whose ooquet- - ft complexlonedyounBB&l, w 1w(mm Now. watch him movo right up against tho pew where she is seated. He gives a short cough, his hand opens and the back of an attendant standing a few paces in front of him a back as menacing as if it had eyes seems to suddenly captivate all his attention. Who would 'dare suspect this young sly. boots of having anything to do with the scrap of paper which foils into the girl's, lap? Assuredly not sho. She Soung even think of it, and the reproach- ful glance she casts at a certain St. Thomas hanging in the nave a St. Thomas painted by a local artist, of such exaggerated in- credulity that his entiro hand disappears in one .of tho wounds of our Lord as if in a natural pocket the reproachful glance she costs at this doubter seems to indicate that she deems him alone capable of playing suoh tricks with young girls of her age. And at the same time a manoeuvre uncon. scions, no doubt, on her port causes the scrap of paper to disappear between the pages of her prayer-boo- k, on the very spot where she hod carefully placed a lace-fring- picturo showing a heart devoured by flames, with the words; \ Pause, this is Jesus's heart.\ It was a perfectly pure liaison, limpid as the southern sky, an epistolary liaison with, ctat o vice except, perhaps, on orthographical one, finding sustenance In prayer and fan. cies; in thoso subtle nothings which inflame the childish imagination a glanoe of the eye ; on understood gesture, incomprehensi- ble to everyone else t ts charm of the loved one's name resoundingke a sweet strain in the midst of a dreamy reverie i the ineffable tortures of love from afar, deprived of the raptures of speech, deifying the beloved all unknown to her, surrounding her forever with mute tenderness, with unsuspected caresses. For months, during the sultry Sunday evenings,' a young lad with rosy cheeks and weird eyos might have been seen loitering in the Hue de l'Horloge, under the windows of the old mansion built in the style of Louis XIV., which served for a boarding-scho- for tho young girls in short white dresses, doubt- lessly listening to the rustle of these dresses and wondering which of these three names, the prettiest in the calendar! Marie. Jeanne or Adrieune, might be that of tho girl in tho pink hat. He hod. at least, the consolation of know- ing that she was not ignorant of his. He had signed in all his letters, moro than onoe, Euilx Zola- - A very sweet name when he came to think about it, this name of Zola, which ought to melt llko honey on a young girl's lips. Indeed, perhaps too sweet. This name gave no inkling of the sorrows of his childish heart, of tho revolts of his young being against a lot of things obnoxl-ou- s to his personal tastes; of his precocious fits ot mental degression; of his stout, stolid form which mode him lazy and taciturn and of those gloomy vagaries which turned on himself and imperiously compelled him to discover what truth, if any. thero was at the bottom of all things. No, it said nothing of all this. \ Emile Zola,\ as be often gavo his pro. fessor occasion to remark, \ was merely the pitiable name of a stout and bashful scholar, averse to all serious work, very much be- hindhand, for his age. and who surely would never amount to anything.\ . unjlljKoUhM grown. He iisixteto yean f HE DEPENDED ON TUB OHATES TO TILL HIS STOUT. old. He is at tho collego of Aix.in the fourth class. ' During the intervening tiino the fain-JJ- y has sustained a sad loss. His father is dead, and the shadow of want seems already to hover over their home. They have moved from the town to tho country, into a dis- mantled dwelling, surrounded by seven or eight acres of land, on which freely sprouts a luxuriant and wild vegetation. Grown o little wild, liko the gross and tho trees of the orchard itself, with a naturo at the same timo turbid and refined, in which lay dormant as many high aspirations as mero sensations. Emtio has reached tho ago in whioh the heart imprisoned under tho stu- dent's gown is apt to become corrupted. But ho is so little of a student that ho hardly de- serves any great praise for resisting the con- tagion. With him lovo of nature, of sun- shine, and especially of shooting, triumphs over the most pernicious examples. When the whistle of the decoy birds sounds down there under the dead twigs laid in the direc- tion in which the wind blows, Einile readily forgets the college of Aix,' And yet there is nothing in him left of tho little sentimental schoolboy of six yours ago. Only one vision .remains, pure and perfect, preserved in the innermost recesses of bis heart. That of tho \ pink hat.\ that sweet girlish face, the guardian angel of his poet-sou- l, and tho memory of which the years could not efface. It (till Oils his heart with ecwVUAttUwStttOTnMjjii, lMy t'jti- - Tho pink hat is no longer an abstract and isolated phenomenon. It is closely attached to material things. There aro thousands llko it in all tho provinces. At raro intervals ho had heard about her. Stupid conversations of neighbors had brought to him, piecemeal, overwhelming revelations. Others beside himself know of tho \ pink hat,\ and knew her better than he. Serious mon, common-plac- o pdoplo and indifferent persons so in- different that they seemed contemptible to him, approached her without trouble; per- haps, wero on intimate terms with her ; spoke of tier without emotion, calllng-he- r \tho little such-a-one- just as if it wero any young girl and not his own \pink hat.\ She was tho daughter of a well-know- n builder of bridges and roads. Theso things blast n dream I Despairingly, feeling his vision escaping him, snatched from him by the high social relations of the builder, he held on to it in spite of all, without, however, indulging in any delusions as to the future, and viewing the sitnation with that heart-pan- g which he would have felt In following, in his thoughts, a vessel bearing his most ohoriahed hopes to. wards distant lands from which it would, perhaps, never return. Unable to keep his secret any longer he ono day confided it to his mother. She was Just the very person be should not have spoken to about it t mothers having excellent rea- sons .for; not understanding theco sojlififc secrets. His lovo bocame a subject of dally jests and no notice was ever taken of it ex- cept as a foolish whim of a sentimental child. Thus matters stood whon ono fino morning our student, occupied at the mofoeut in tracking the eamo in tho woods, heard his mother call him. He ran up, muddied up to his waist, his hair soaking with perspira- tion and tangled like a clump of wheat after a hurricane. He found himself in tho presenoo of two elderly ladies and a very graceful young girl. It was tho \ pink hat,\ but a pink hat orna- mented with all tho charms of sixteen sum. iners ; a pretty girl, with already budding form, and as little liko tho boarding-schoo- l miss he had known as if sho had really re- turned from tho distant and unknown lands towards whioh her imago had boon steering for years. They saluted each other with a momentary blush, like persons who had never seen one another, and Emile's mother having asked him to pluck somo grapes for Mile. Jeanne, he conducted Mllo. Jeanno into tho garden. He felt ashamed of being so muddy, so homely, so littlo worthy of being the object of any pretty girl's attentions. It was a rod shock to his vanity, and revived all his bash-fulnes- s, his childish awkwardness. The timo and the placo only served to ag- gravate matters. Tho almost tropical land- scape around them seemed to be sleoning, but in reality was lying in wait for them, with thousand entrancing snares for their steps. Impenetrable foliage, sweet and cool, enveloped them, the thick gross they stirred up sent them, as if wafted by a mys- terious fan. intoxicating puffs of sage and lavendor ; the humming musio of insects roso from a thousand invisible throats accompany- ing thoir footsteps, singing the mysterious romanco of this waning Provencal summer. Dtlt no, never would he le ablo to say even two words to her ; he felt it. Ho weakened at the nerve thought of calling her \ made- moiselle i\ in each syllable ho saw tho begin- ning of an avowal. Pale, with compressed lips, the sonsitlvo youth comprehended that tho poignant, trngio avowal of his love would be liko a olap of thunder in tho midst of this concert of phys- ical delights. For a moment ho had de. pended on the grapes to tell his story, in tho way ho plucked them, in the maunor ho handed them to her. She would, perhaps, divine, by the trembling of his hand, that they were not ordinary fruit, good enough to whet a gourmand's appetito, but the grapes divine of his very heart, germinated In the mystery of tho Hundays of former times, ripened in tho ardent sunshine of his passion ; grapes full of gravo Import und significance. Hut. alas I She did hot even see his sombre looks, his despairing attitude; thoughtless ftlrl, she did not see any allusion to the post symbolical grapes which he culled with unheard-o- f precaution, as if it was tho most delicate operation in the world. And all this happened in the most matter-of.fa- ct way j hundreds of golden grapes dis- appeared between Jeanne's ruby lips without the least opportunity for a tear to fall Jiving milo'i swollen eyes t for a sentimental aspiration to escape him of all the many he had massed up in years. It was heart- rending, i When all seemed finished he desperately stammered t Jn 'ittt65i,moUier mtxdemolaello i\ V \ No, really. I'vo already abused your kindness. No, thanks. \ Ho did not know what ho said, nor what she replied. \ I assure you, I assure you it is not so.\ Ho insisted. He would nave plucked ail tho grapes in tho earden. \ No, I beg you. It would bo too much.\ Sho uttered a pearly laugh, andnbruptly, though gracefully, turned about. There was tho rustling of the pleatings of a white dress on the grass, a final \ No, thanks,\ which gave a commonjilaco enough ending to tho episodo, and the pink hat was gono. Left alone, Emile felt terribly mortified. His presence of mind returned, ho realized that he had been nothing but a fool, and, always inclined to bo melodramatic, he made a solemn vow, swearing by all he held most sacred in the world without, however, bothering himself much what this might bo by his wounded self-lov- e, perhaps, to got oven with all the girls in pink hats. in. In 1879, on a bright morning in spring, tho author of the \Ilougon.Macquart\ serios was seated on a balcony fronting tho Mira-boa- u Squaro at Aix. The express from Paris had a short time before brought him to tho scene of his childhood's days. He had como to breathe for a few days tho air of his native town, to bask in the sunshine, to forget the feverish struggles of lifo iu l'aris in the calm repose and the revivifying oders of his be- loved Provencal country. And this morning ho was quietly chatting about the. post with tho companion of his youth. Paul (J., tho artist. This deuco of a 0. had any number of souvenirs. Thero was no tale, however ancient, of which ho did not romember tho slightest details. Ills head was fillod with facts entiroly forgotten by others, with namos and things long sincn dead and buried. Ono often meets these retrospective minds, theso memories filled liko graveyards, in which men and things have planted their tomb- stones and signed their dates, iu which ono finds in a sort of a crystalline form tho ex- cavated miniature of an entiro epoch. Emile Zulu liked to listen to this voioo, speaking from tho depths of forgotten times, of vanished years, gently touching on his own lifo, lingering on good points, slurring over regretted events, stirring up with pre- caution oceans of dead leaves ho deemed long since scattered in every direction. \ You romember twonty years ago? You remember such a one r\ No, he did not remember. So many things had happened ! Life's torments hud effaced so many imprints, hod reduced to dust so ninny former wrecks, ho had not hod tho Ieisuro to watch over the heaping up of his recollection. In his hand-to-han- d combat with lifo, with art, with Paris, many things had beon forever shattered, and each year which added a wrinklo to his brow effaced a souvenir in his heart. A funeral procession passed through the publio square. It advanced slowly. In the slight rolling motion, imparted to it by tho s. with beads lowered as iu an. tiquo bas-relie- the coffin, unders its roses and violets, seemed to shake with sobs. A throng followed, bare-heade- sad and mournful, as are all the funeral gatherings in Provence, where death strikes home the most. I of a street, leaving in tho square among tho 4yHjfl halted groups a trail of mute compassion. H Emilo Zola questioned his 'friend with a TLLm glance. bwbI \ It U Mme. V .\ i9 And, as he did not recognize this same, hi ' iSaH friend added: ''aaH \You know. Tour HtUe ' pink hat,' \ 'mH His Uttle \pink hatl\ Jeanne I Mar. H riodl Drtidl ttH And Zola, who had removed his hat, bent 'awawafl his head as the memory of the past rushed la Jssfl on him. sLLU No, surely ho had not forgotten this idyl of (Hi his young days. For a long, a very lone tima SsjataB tho memory of tho little \pink hat\ had VsawBl haunted him and her image had filled with awafl sweot visions the frightful paths of hisseo- - r!eH ond youth. '8H In the chaste recollections of the poet, la wH his ardent returns towards the ideal, every. Jvljjjja whero and always ho had found her again, citel and secretly he had often thought that those) . ifM ardent letters he hod written to a certain asB imaginary Nanon might perhaps be read by 'lfl J&inne, and, remembering the Sundays of 43iH long ago, tho complicated \drama of the a7H grapes, sho might perhaps have regret having ;0fl said No, thanks,'1 too soon. Yes, too soon. xM for when he looked back across the sombre) 3Vwbb stretch of his first battles with real life il f'sjati seemed to him that his first alarms, his first ?JI fits of discouragement dated from this com. jlM monplace \No. thanks,\ which forever Ulifl dropped the curtain on his youthful illusions. iHbI Ills romance of sorrows began there. He jut! had, step by step, beconfe acquainted with EsUHi utter misery and the deepest despair. w?H He had triumphed single-hande- d and Kael singlo-houde- d he remained that day, stand. .??PB ing erect in the tempest of jealousy which WBla victory always evokes, making a shield of his disdain for all that he had fought 1nifl against, of his contempt for all who hated otsbH him. 'fljH Ah 1 IIo sees himself once again in that 'YtH desert of a l'aris, alone, horrassed by cares, TVa! overwholmed by the crowd, still wrapped up i 13teH in its eternal timidity and reserve and feeling 3asH out of place. But already science appears to J&eeafl him as a supremo end. At contact with the ifl brutal realities of life, his passion for analy. TOfH sis awakens ; all the phenomena around hiia PsH aro taken advantage of by his Intro. kH sptctive nature. He penetrates into the ma- - 4iti terial hidden motives of the purest of ,siH human attachments. And now, disgusted by H the vileness of lifo, tormented by the abso. '?is9 lute truth that is in him, feeling his last en. wAsS thusiosm perish in final doubt, the poet is w iiiVl inspired with the rebellious spirit of a fallen H ongol. His dreams of a tltarao revenge, tho 'latH dissection of a whole century sunk in nerv- - y?IS ous prostration, tho crucifixion of an entiro VxBai race nailed living to the rotten trunk of its imIH old metaphyrlcal rags and branded on its LH bare skin with the red-h- iron of naturatbta. - ' H Ho will write the romance of human anl- - i'H nudity. He will show man subject to all tho a! laws of heredity, to all the requirement of his physical nature, the eternal dupe of his 'H earthly attachments. sl 'While tho dead charms of the little \ pink pjH hat '' depart, in the piteous oscillations of LH the coffin, towards a gaping tomb which ho .;H divines below there, Emilo Zola turns his ASsVafl head to bide his emotion and hiatraseisar-- sIH rested by a yellow poster on which, la big ''8jH capitals, are printed these words t uiJsH :\itAI) NANa! i. JaH at eltfAfe J&HMiWXiViV'ViKiy.niii ot ommmmbSH JBfl 0 C0NEI ISLAND EATEN BI THE BEA. Tho Drlcbton Beach Hotel to be Cat Into Three Sections and Moved Duck. The sea has beon' gradually claiming Coney Island and the beach to the eastward as its own for, the past ten years, and the water's edge is now nearly half n mile further north than it was when tho beaoh first became popular as a summer resort. The a'.rhalt promenade and tho broad boulevard from West Brighton to Brighton Beach was nearly destroyed last winter, and it becamo evident that tho Brighton Beach Hotel must bo moved further inland if its owner, tho Brighton Beach Hallway Com- pany, wished to snvo it. It has been decided to take this step this wintor. The hotel will bo cut into threo sec- tions and will bo moved back five hundred feet to tho line of the front of the raco track. Iho bathing pavilion, which has been twioo removed because of the encroachments of tho sea, is now again over the water, and it will bo removed to dry land also. These changes will be mode in time to permit the opening of the resort for next season, and tho com- pany will Also in all probability build amusio pavilion. Tho ohonge will leave a broad beach in front of the hotel. Arrangements aro also comploted by which tho Brighton Beaoh Hallway will connect with tho Kings County Elevated road at Franklin avenue and Fulton street, Brook- lyn, so that passengers can go from Brooklyn Briago to Brighton Beaoh without change. Changes at the Manhattan Beach property will also bo mode. Among them will be the conversion of tho plcnio pavilion between the Manhattan and the Oriental hotels into a hotel. m m POBPOIBE- - SHOESTRINGS. They Don't Break on Sunday Moraine; When Yon are Gettlna Heady to Go Out. \ I wont a shoestring.\ This was said in a half querulous tone, as if the young man wanted it in spite of himself and was vexod at his own need of it. \ I wish I could got a shoestring that would not wear out in no time,\ he con- tinued. \.Shoestrings always break on Sunday mornings, too, when you can't get another, and just as you aro in a hurry getting fixed up to go out. It is no use to get two or three, because I can never tell whore I have nut them.\ Altogether it was a very Bad and distress, ing case of shoestring. It moved the vender of those prosaio articles to a practical sym- - \ What you want Is a porpoise-ski- n string,\ ho said. 'I have had a pair and they have lasted through two pairs of shoes.\ The afflicted youth eagerly purchased this wearing pair i of shoestrings, feeling that they were wonderfully cheap at 15 cents. Then the vender went on to explain that in England they utillzo porpoise-skin- s by cutting them up into Bhoe-string- s. These are greasy at first, but the oiliness soon wears off. and they last much bettor than leather strings.' Hoeafehneia Acknowledged. (Tron rue. Paasengtr (in crowded car Is this seat en- gaged? Occupant Don't yer tee It liT Passenger (forcibly removing bundles, pltclng tbem on the floor, sod sitting down) Pretty oom-- f ortable kind of a sty, ain't It? Design, Mot Art. FroM Rarjptt Bator, \ Tne pictures from my pen and brad, lUvo routed your ecituy, AnvVS.,.'rml',;enr?t\' \d ' ' To that I mult at once dissent, O sweetietrt talr ot mine; Ton did not catch me with your art-- Yon oangst me by design. \ ' e To on and ill we ur uh Adaiuox's Botaxio Conon Bauxx. BMtdrti1iU. . Tho Whole Family. WASBixaroif, Oa., Feb, 6. 1880. vru. n. Rtxia sou. Dkab Bibii PImm tend ras at once four bottlof of niKxa'a \Amkbicam LrNiMKHT\ and one bottle lliua's Expcctobant (one bottle Mine to mike a core of the WBOU rAUILT). I Inoloto 82. Yoare trulj, U. A. ALXXAKDEB. . INFANTILE SKIN DISEASES. Our oldMt ohtlJ, nowlir&rof . hn in Infant Ix month old attacked with a virulent malignant kin dlaeaae. All ordinary r medlea falllnc, we called our famlt phytic Ian . who attempted to cure It, but It iproad with almost Incredible rapidity, until the lower portion of the little fellow1 person, from the middle of hi back down to bli kneee, waa one solid rash, ugly, painful, blotched and maltolom , We had no rest at night, no peaoebyday. Finally we were adrUed to try the CUT! cuiu. Hkmkdibs. The t fleet was simply marrollout. In three or four weeka a complete cure waa wrought, tearing the little fellow person as whlto and healthy a though he had never bwn attacked. In my opinion ytmr valuable remedies saved his life, and todiy he U a strong, healthy child, perfectly well, no repetition of the disease having erwroocurred. GKO. 13, SMITH. AU'yatLaw and Kx.Prot. Atty, Ashland, O, Reference, J. Q. WeUt, Druggist, Ashland, O. thousandsTf children Are (torn Into the world every day with some edematous affection, suoh aa milk crust, scall bead, scurf, or dan drutT, sure to develop Into an agonlilng eczema, the Itching, burning and disfiguration of which make life a prolonged torture unless properly treated, A warm bath with CUTicurtaHoAF, an eiqoWtHkln Beautl6er, and a single application of UUTICUIU, the Great Bk(n Cure, with a little OUT! CUR. lUsOLvrKT, the New Dlood Purl Her, are often sufficient to arrest thtj progress of the disease, and point to a speody and per maneutoure v Hence, no mother who loves her children, who Ukee pride In their beauty, purity and health, and In bestow lng upon them a child's greatest Inheritance a skin without a blemish, and a body nourished by pur blood-sho- uld fail to make trial of the CUTieuni. UrcuxDlxa. Bold everywhere. 50o. t flo.ir.33o. i TlEtoLVXKT, 91. 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I rolred mora permanent benefit \Hood's Sanaparilla has helped m mora for catarrh from It than from aaj other remedy,\ M. E. Hxad, and Impure blood than anything ala I mm used.\ A. Wanaton, Ohio. Dau, Sjmcus. N. Y. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by sJl drat-fist- II six for 5. Prepared only by I Bold by all draagUU. (1 ( sli for tff. Prepared only by O. I. HOOD A CO., Apothecaries, LowU, Mas. O. I. HOOD A CO., Apothecaries, Low.ll, kiss. 100 DUHEH ONli DOLIiAR 100 DOSK3 O.NK DOLLAR AMUSEMENTS. I'atlBI THE YANDKXL OAIXEBY, 6th av.''SSMT fH The Wiseand th S FoolishVirgiiis. . A Evenings, Classical Mulo and DescrlptlT Lecture. ' ,aH OPEN IIAILY IO A. HI. Til 1(1 f M, 'talaH Wnnday. Wednesday and Kvrr Bvealnar So f?3lB Metropolitan ojH oPERA.iiQtritE, JJ1 IMIl'MANN I'OrjfaKllTSI. IsIbH s atGiiday VENHjaM .V1 4H Orand Orchestra of 100 Muilolsns nnder th dlrectlom aBBrJ of Mr. ADOLPII NBUKNDORlrV. JHH Tneftday afternoon, Deo. at 8.80, J ; Thundy owning. Dee, 8?at 8.1s. Fifth appSnoir t' NtH Box Oflloe open for and ances Mondsy l)A. M. W.ber brand AtSowST ;H a CADEMY OF MUSldl . JH Last Porformanco To-nig- ht at 8. DARK SECRET. 1 lie., 60c. 75s., SI. 9 t AOADEMY OF MUSIO SPECIAL. . SHI ARABIA! MlTS, aBTaBBrJI DKCHNMNU dtaaH Seats now on aalo. .5BsM TTAnniOAN'R PARK THEATRE. JjflH Jtl EDWARD IIAllUIUAN .TroprUtor ? Q. W. HANLUY ,. :...ilinaee :\ttl Instantaneous and Stupendous Suomm of i?'Bs7j ill It. UDIVAHU IIAKHIUAN '3tsfl In his artistic and natural character acting 01 1tal DAV&miAlIAVandaTsTopular'rcbestra. JSLIbB \tl SQUARE THEATRE. sBS MADISON PALMER... Sol Uanasw SHS KVKNIN08 AT8.30. SATURDAY MATINEE AT B. Vala! La.t I Till'. niAKTV H. tttfl to-nig- ht lernH xlilUfflffi: fM nne or J Ttii! MaktyE. ' si)! TUESDAY. DEO. 0. f'tH \BLAlNH.\ 1K TJNIOIt SyUAHKTHKAT.M.UILL, lka.es J the comedian. i ROBBON AND OllANR, $tH under thamanaaement of J. M. UIU and Joseph Brooks, 'itH tn the erect Amsrlesn eotnsdf, aarl THE HENRIETTA, TvSM bj Ilronson Howard, sbbtJ Evenings at 8.15. Saturday MaUnc at 2. CanUtB refsaa1! 10.45. beats scnrd two wests la advance. al DOCKSTADER'S aUSSS. M HUMAN FAUM VAUD.TVVII.HniJ.O A1IBOLS. AO. Vast! BEATS IN ADVANCE WITHOUT EXTRA OIIABOK. JH Broadway and aVthtt. fa! CASINO. MatlneefUturdarata. fjBaal POSITIVELY LAST WEEK OF TUB .Spa! Casino's Most Beautiful Comlo Opera Production, the) Sslaal MARgUIS. 'I5bbb! RECEIVED WITU ROARS OF LAUarrrXB. :rn-sL- OrastOut. Chorus of SO. Admission. 60a. . illB1J Mondsy, Dec. 6. the Bptrkllna; Cotnie Opera Madelea. iiH GRAND OPERA-HOUS- seats Orchestra Circle and Bslconr, 60a, J 3kat: I HELD BY THE ENEMY.. 9 70 WONDERS. idBrBrfl i m 'iijSSSJ TUTALLAOK'B. a1, T Evenlnrs at 8.15. Matinee Batnrdar at 3.16. '4si Characten br Measn. Osmond Tewle, Harrr Edwards, stH J. W. Plaott,Mm. Ponlal, Miss Netta Onion and Miss) iiaeH llos Ooeihlan. 'l TJUOU MONTH. . aeH J RICE'S mo A Dust's Bunim nous Production. '!4attS ilURLESOUE flllS SJOlbsAlH, COMPANY. with lusornona attractions. saVH oo ARTISTS. Kte'sst8(,hsn).Mat'sWedA8tata H vfar the Wire, m fAKAJlTa VrVK SENSES, latawaH lYJL Nowon sihlbftlon at No, 18 East 11th St.. Art IBwBwai uoor.frotn 19 A. M. to 10 P.M. Sunday from ft. at fr4wH AD MISSION. 35 CENTS. H IBLO'B. j '', TtalH lUt rvd Beat OrehMtraClrcl and Balcoar. COe. U JB SJeE Dtl Matinee Wednesday and Saturday at 3. 'H Poole's Theatre. 8th ot. and 4th ave. H 10c 30o. .8O0. Mat. Mon.. YVed.. Tbnr.. Sat. ' -- v.IwbH ACROSS THE ATiANTO. Bananal Dec. 6, THE STRANOLEIiS OF PARIS. ' SBBfl TONY PASTOR'S TjHEATRB 'H ' TONY PASTOR'S LATEST, BEST COMPANY. 24 Stars All the Best. ,H AVE. THEATRE. cfll 5TII LAST TWO WEEKS. XjH EVEJUNOATB. MATTNESATuilDAAT's. ll A TU STREET THEATRE.- - - Cor. 6th are,' lH XA iUtlnMaVrednesdsrarHtBatirrday. Z'Jatall DKNMAN THOMPSON 7tH in THE OLD HOMESTEAD. I Vjel OaUery. 36o. neeerrod, 85c.. 60c.. 7tc. L 81.60. jl A RMORY HALL VAUDEVILLE THE AIRE, 168 3sH A. andlCOUettsrst. Th finest variety oompany In 8H Amarlca. Enaaaeme&t extraordinary. Huarhea ana v'i3Dfl OUrk, Fnnki 1 Forrest and Southern Sennadera, f9mmm nnder t of BUly Speed. 'leBfl 3 SBB SPORTS OF TRACK AND RING, o HANI ENTRIES FOR THE COMBINED AMA- TEUR ATHLETIC ENTERTA1NHENT& Beheareale Gains oa and Ttro-thlr- of the Iloaeea Sold The Seventh' flame Thl Bvenlnc PnallUt Farrelt on ntackwcll' Island Btevenaon llefnira to Act a Iteferee In the DempeyIteasan l'libt, v RSSpjk VEIt two hundred VjWnnj namos havo been ranged on tho pro. I . Ilr ru 1 CralnIo of tho threo 1 Jr j Rreat entertainments q ijaf to bo given by tho com. tjTmLfyl blued efforts of tho \TjSPHa? Essex County (N. J.) \\s\- Toboggan Club, tho jT L Staton Island Athlotio XJrsSirjai Glut and' the Mouhnt. l 1 Rv ' I n Athletic. Club. Tho luvm' 8 first of theso shows U ...r, .Mm; , (will bo given at Or-I- I a ' fCTC lnnB0' N J-- , on Thurs-!- l Ikur.u.. U Mjjday, Doc. 15; tho Heo-Ij- AlZ?tf ond at tho German WTiiTV\'\' v K0 Club. Stateu Island, on Deo. 17, and tho final ono at tho Metro- politan Opera-Uous- in this oity, on Doc. 20. As rehearsals havo been going on for tho past fortnight and two-thir- of tho houses aro already sqld, tho performances will probably rank with first-cla- ss professional efforts. It is tho intention of all squaro sports in this country not to lot tho wonderful English light-weigh- t, Jem Carney, depart till they havo made a strong effort to show him how well ho is appreciated. Curacy's final benefit in Musio Hall, Boston, will bo a tremendous success. Al Smith lias engaged Jack Files and George Lo Blanche to go on thero and give another of their rattling set-to- s and a party of well-know- n club mon and bettor class of admirers of sport in this city aro making up a party to go on and toko in tho fun. Jimmy Mitcholl, who is to wind up with tho champion, is talking of going over to England with him whon ho sails. The Soventh Regiment games this evening premise to go on record as tho most success- ful armory competitions over held. Frank StovonBon refuses to act as rofcreo in tho coming battle betwoen Dempsey and Itoagan. Ned Mallahan was satisfactory to both sides, but ho is in a position which makes it soom unwise for him to officiate. The mooting on Deo. 9 to soloct tho roferoo promises to be an interesting ono. Jack Farrell.tho feather-weig- ht who fought tho Bolfast Spider lost March, is breaking stono on Blaolcwell's Island. Ho was Bent up because he raised a disturbance in on uptown restaurant. In an interview in Chicago yesterday, Bob Carutbors, the St. Louis Browns' crack pitcher, declared that ho would not ploy in St. Louis noxt year, nor in Cincinnati, nor in any other place but Brooklyn. Ho said Brooklyn had his release from St. Louis, and ho would sign a contract iu a few days at a salary of $5,000. If ho did not play in Brook, lyn. he would not play at all, but join his brother in business In this oity. m m Not nadrDnt ITaJity. ITrow! HarptfPiiatar.l Boblston Do you know, Jonesy, that Brown called you a Hart Jooesy (Jumping Into the air) Who I wast I when I where 1 lie cined me a liar ? Roblnton Yes; be said yon were a mighty good looking fellow, but an awfnl Hat. Jonesy (getting back to terra flrma) Oh, well. Brown Isn't sack a bad leliew; a little natty, that's Ik ' ' '' Not a Parallel Case. lJVm fA JEpotKl The minister was dining with the family, and he aald to Bobby, with an amused smile : \I'm afraid, Bobby, that yon haventthe Job.\ \No air,\ responded Bobby, who was hungry, bat Job watnt always helped last. \ PUSHING: WOMEN. There Aro Several Kinds Soma Get Along and Some Do Not. fVen fjrpfr'e Jlatar.l The world Is tail ot paihing women, who, not atlifled with tho soodi tbs godt have provided, are '.HI reaching alter something cite. It does not follow that they aro poor or obacurt; thoy may drive In their carriages, havo their names bruited about In overy duly Uthlon report, live lu eaao and Itutirr, but (till, If their nature Is puihlng, push they will, and will not be happy In any condition, even upon a throne. To be aurc, tho pushing woman Is ntually far from the celebrity which ehe covets. Hho usually bexlna by pushing lor tho nocennrlea dicletv, excitement ami ducat. T Bet hcnclf rccomilzed In whelcvrr vornt'.on the choosee If the K In for literature, tho poetics hereon Into tne forcmoit ranks, not mwnys by vlr-tu- o of her merits, but by aheer persistence, perti- nacity and audiclty; If for society, there are no harriers which ha o proved effectual to keep htr out. In travelling she secure the best scat, at ( We a'liow the best service; first come Drat served Is reversed In her caic. strange as It may teem, the pushing woman It not alwaya disagreeable; If she were, all her efforts would pcrnapt coroo to naught. Hne may bo vul- gar, elie may be seiriab, but th must lie amiable; sne must know aometning or human naturo, how to manage and cajole her betters, when to push; she must not remember alights; sho mint not re- sent smibi, or at least not resent them till sho achieves success. No doimt In her own inner con- sciousness pushing may seem a very laudable In- dustry, mill ahe limy be Incllii'd to question If It la not as creditable us many otner ambitions which the world has consented to bellnve heroic. There Is, however, the wotiinu who pushes boldly, who docs not seek to iIUku1o her warfare, and tnerc, is sho who nushes subtly and quietly and nhly; the last is tho artist In her buslurss. and It la pcrhupt almost a plesanro to bo poshed by her, since her ability mure or less deserves the place sho demands. However we may appreciate the pushing: woman, her anxieties and pationco, wo do not care to know her; wo would willingly avoid her society and cut her acquaintance If sue would allow It. And although sho resembles n heroine of a novel, and we are amused by her difficulties, and her manoeuvres Interest and Instruct us, still we sympathize with her failures It we do not approve of her success. III Sweetheart Saved 111 Life, but She Ittnrrled Another Mnn. From (A A'aiArftf Jlmtritan. Ono of the best known mon In Nashville owes his life and success to his sweetheart. He was born and reared on one of tho British Isles, the son of a prosperons banker. When nearly twenty-on- e he had a serious dlfllculty with bis father and was bidden never to darken the doors of Ids anceatral home. It waa lalo at night when he left tho homo and wandered, along tho moor which bordered the family domain. Ho waa prostrated with grief sod remorse and determined to tako his life. He sat down and took his pistol out. As ho redeoted, bo took a photograph of his sweet- heart from an Inner pooket of his coat and acannod tho n features with eyes dimmed with tears. Thinking upon her, hope returned, and he determined to lire for her sake, It not for hit own. Ho hastily shoved the weapon Into his pocket and started for the railway station. He came to Amer- ica and drifted to Nashville. He prospered In business, and Is now a hlgnly respected citizen. Unfortunately the romance enda hero. For years he had no communication with his family, and the letters he wrote hit swecthusrt miscarried, for ahortly alter he left, her family moved to a dis- tant town. He returned home a few years ago and sought out nls early love. She waa married and threo children played about her knees. He has consoled himself with a fair American, and considers himself one of the hspplest of men. But he has nover ceased to thank his stars for the girt who once saved his life; that her Influence did pre- vent him from sclcldo ho frankly stated to ono familiar with his life. The Tennessee Girl. From (A JVew OtUanl lfrayuns.1 One word about the \ Tennessee glrL \ la there anything in Nashville to gay and pretty and bright as she f It thero any ono so fetching and so entic- ing? I saw her, a demnfe little maiden, with a sslntly smile, acting as page at the Temperance Convention; she sat opposite mo at dinner, wear- ing a allk gown, all filled In above her plump white shoulders and gentlo breast with rose-pin- k tulle that made her look like a new-bor- a Venus. I saw her bending a golden hoad over her books ont at Vanderbllt University, where, by the way, ahe la .to havo an \annex.\ I aaw her at the theatre, wearing a black lace sown, with her brown hair In a Grecian knot at the back of her beautiful head; at the church meeting, and preaching \for women only;\ In the street; In the school; but wherever I I suw her she was lair to look upon, and whenever I saw her she led my heart \ by Just the lifting of her eyes.\ I think I can hear now her easy-goin- g accent, and her soft young voice. I remember all her fetching little ways and \ dolnga ; \ her un- failing gentlenese and thoughtful courtesr, and whether in the future her lace will show under the lieht of the electrlo lamp or nnder the tangle of FhylllB'a I shall drink, while memory lasts, in champagne frappd or farm-hous- e elder, or goodxold water to the health and Joy of the Ten neaaee sir). Tho Cat Snored Like a Unman Dele;, rem ( Hartford \Ml.J The curious experience of a year-ol- d maltose cat, owned by William T. Johnson, of Barbour street, Is worthy of note. Some two months ago It began a terrible sneezing, continuing In sore straits, snoring In Its Bleep like a Iranian anorer until, at i i lcoffta. it was determined, so bothersome had It become, that It moat die by chloroform. Monday nliiht, however, a Juvenllo member ol Mr. John- son's family, who waa pelting tne animal, of dry grata protrudlog trom bctweea the nostril. This was supposed to oe a splinter of wood, but when the attempt waa made to poll It out, it continued to oorao until nearlr three lnohrs had been captured. Blood followed Its withdrawal, but kitty was qulto happy notwltnatandlng, and la now tu its normal health. It had swallowed green, and the wrong war, this wisp of common wild grata having a small wheat-lik- e head, so that the wlsn stack In Its throat. For two months It tried Ineffectually to cough It up, but finally the cough- ing, It la supposed, drove tne grass up Into tho nos. trlla and theneo Into the cartilage, whence It reap- peared so strangely M ndar night. This experi- ence, wo venture to say, has not been equalled br any known cat In the world. Urpocrlar In Philadelphia Iove-Token- e. Yon Hit miadtlphla JV.n.J \ I havo becomo a hopeloss cjrnlo from my thir- teen years' experience at a Jeweller,\ said the fore- man of a leading Arm. \I have learned that so much Is tinsel that shines as sold that I can only look on the world's splendor as clinquant, hollow sham. Even when the genuine guttering-gold- , plucked trom tho bowels of noh Potosl and set with items of purest ray serrne, adorns fair throat or rounded arm or tapering Anger, It only produces a sentiment of scorn for tho hypocrisy of human nature. \ Lot me Illustrate. It has been for some tlmo a favorite fad wUayoung men in society, when one becomes engaged, to present hit nances with a Jewelled brsotlet, which the Jeweller rivets on the wrist to that It cannot be slipped off. Thla la supposed to be a token of the eternal bondage of th wetrtrto the doner, and a perpetual reminder of fidelity. Dut In a day or two the young lady re- ceive! a note from the jeweller requeuing her to call. When ahe does so she Is shown a secret spring, whereby aho can put atldo the bond at will. Anci 1 have observed.\ added the Jeweller, ' that although the fair lady protests tgafntt mak- ing uso of tho spring, sho Is delighted to And tho secret otlu\ - Did You liver Tnato Frost FlsUf VM fA AmrHcan AngUr Few people outside of the guides and Inhabitants of the Northern Wilderness In the Stato of New York are acquainted with tho frost fish of that sec- tion, for tho reason that they rarely ever show themselves during the summer when tho tourists and summer visitors arc there. Iu weight they run from a quarter of a pound to a pound anil a quarter, 'their ncsh Is white and firm and of an excellent qualltf, and they are even mucn more sought after than the speckled tront by those who live In tho woods. They can only oe taken In the fall of the year, when th-- y como into the swift water to spawn, snd at that time they are easily captured In Urge quantities and salted down for winter use by the guides, They are put np In tubs, only slightly salted, and allowed to freeze solid. When wanted for nan they are taken from the tub and cooked, usually fried without having been previously freshened. s la the oise wltn moat sailed fish prepared and cooked In thla way. Tho guides cousldcr thorn far superior aa a table Dth to either Ihu brook or salmon trout. The Coolest Man nt III Own Ilnnglng. fVom it C7,rlaNd Ltaltr, Tho coolest nun on the scaffold waa Lewis Davis, who was banged In Iho o d Cleveland Jail In Feb- ruary, ISO, for iho murder of Farmer Hklnner. When the wltneaacs of tho hanging were admitted within the prison, Davis was being shaved In the corridor witulu a few feet of the steps leading to tho scaffold. He arose from the chair and mingled wth the crowd of people. Ho waa quiet, and not In the least confused by his dreadlnl situation. He chstted with this one and that one, and, anproacn-tu- g the big stove, bo asked Dwlghi I'slmer what ine hour waa. Mr. Palmer replied : \Five \It's nearly time. Isn't lit\ said Davis, with a smllo. Just then he was called away by the Hherlff. Aa he went to the scaffold he waa followed by the minister, the Rev. Dr. Waanbnrn. who lost his wlfo afterward In the Ashtabula dltaatcr. Davit bowed cheerfully to every one no knew as ho passed along on hli death march, and was to out- ward appearances far less concerned than any other man m the JalL So he bemcaned himself to tho end. Good Enough to Telrtrraph Anywhere, lVom (IU KUtlrtc Aa:) Nym Crinkle's story entitled, \ In Sheep's Cloth- ing A lteallstlo Story of New York Life,\ that has for a few days pst been running in the evening edition of Tub World, Is, bo far as we are able to learn, tht first serial ever Bent by telegraph, the article In qucatlon having been wired nightly to the Bt. Louis and Cincinnati Ames-Ma- r, whero It was taken on rs by thoso two brilliant operators, Eokert and Brewer. The send- ing operators who enjoy distinction In this connec- tion are Messrs. Harry Hlegfned, who sent the opening chapter, Fred McCrum, Nat Beow and Mr. Urlfflth.

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