The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 4, Ed. 1, Friday, January 4, 1884 Page: 1 of 4
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San Antonio Light.
All VICE TO
NO CLEARING SALE!
Biyersol Cigars iTokco
Bright nir ofrnr tobacco nJ
ranker.' art lotus of every ;.
ncriptlori. ily vice Are far be-
low I bow or the lo-eMlod mowu
back and chnnp nales and if
waiting nnytlilnjr la mvllnecftH
on me ami fin oon loocil tutm
mwerilon Is trim.
SIM HAUT. Main Num.
examine tor stock and prices and
hate a chance to Judaro for your-
selves. Wholesale and retell.
Cor. Main Plaza and Solcd'ad St
Vol. IV. No. 4.
San Antonio Texas Friday January 4 1884.
Ten Cents a Week.
ANOTHER CASHIER GONE WRONG-BIG
FORGERY BY AN EXCHANGE CLERK.
The Dead Cate The Cliole
Soldier Other N
TorxKA January 3.- The Governor has or-
dered a tpersl election fur Match 1 to elect
a iticcetsor to Haskell from the Second Con-
grettlonal uVtilct .
Yazoo Cliv. Mill January 3. Special
testimony in the preliminary raamination
gora to Mviw the negroes were arming al
tatly at 5 o'clock on Christmas evening
several hou-t before the difficulty ilh the
Ithaca N. Y Jsnuary 3 J dm Kclstran
drank lager liter at Pat Sheely's saloon this
morning and died two hours later. Fred
Hoffman ho drank beer at the lame place
thlt afternoon linow In a comatose condition
without hope of recovery.
Columbus January 3. The Democratic
caucus to nominate a Senator to succeed Pen-
dleton will probably be held early In neit
week. The contest has narrowed down to
Pendleton and II II. Payne. Only a few
Totes can be counted on for ciiher. The
membera of the Legislature are arriving and
the forces of the leading candidates are on the
ground and well organized. The Payne men
aay that he will be nominated on the first
Leavenworth January 3. A man named
John Byrne appeared before the United States
commissioner to-day and entered complaints
againtt hlmsell for collusion tn defrauding the
government out of $ 100 while a member of the
Ninth infantry of the United States army in
1869. In his final account there was 582 of
clothing money due him and he and the corn
pany clerk raited it to $182. It weighed on
his conscience and he now wants to confess
and get a pardon. The case will probably go
to President Arihur
Cleveland January 3 The Cleveland
Women's Christian Temperance Union Is
about to Initiate another political movement
planned by Miss Frances Willard President
of the National Union who recently left here
for Chicago from which point she will super-
intend similar work through the State and
local unions throughout the United States.
The project is to get 1000000 slgmtures to a
memorial to be presented to the next National
conveniion of each parly asking the insertion
of a prohibition plank. The Cleveland
Union has given General E. S. Myer a
spicnum anii coiuy souvenir specially pro
cured In New York br Mr. and Mrs. lohn 1)
Kockleldcr as a recognition of hit effective
and graiuitous services as counsellor and
director of the second amendment campaign
a unio jail 1111.
Washington January 3. The National
Beard of Health hts information commuol-
1 uWea By Ae State department ol a continu
ance of cholera in Alessndrla. Judge Forman
if ills Interaatinnil Irihiinil film
that there are from one to three cases a day
resulting in death and many in which the at'
tacked recover. He estimates the deaths
from cholera during the past summer as
from 48 000 to 50 000. The Conul Genera!
reports that in well informed official circles
the number of victims is estimated at between
65000 to 70030. In many villages of the In-
terior he styt the majority of the laboring
population died and in tome instances nearly
entire communities disappeared so that there
were not a sufficient number of effective
hands remaining to cultivate and harvest the
St. Louis January 3. A dispatch from
Taylorvillc Illinois the home of the Bond
family ssyt that wheat the verdict of the jury
became generally known there this morning
the feeling and expression of the people was
that justice could no longer be obtained from
the courts. The friends of Montgomery and
the other defendants and fher have some few
friends endorse the verdict of the jury and
talk more freely than lor a long time. The
Bond family arrived there en yesterday to
attend the fuueral of their relative who suicided
on Tuesday. Their grief over their loss has
deadened them to the effect Of the verdict.
Colonel Bond said this morning that the
alibi was too strong for the jury and he had
not counted on a conviction since the teill
nionr was given. The funeral of Abner D
Hood took place this afternoon at the Chris
tlan church. Notwithstanding the intensely
coin wcaiucran immense crowd was' present
Galveston January 1 The Honorable
Richard Nelson colored who At' various
time hat served as Justice of the Peace editor
of the Weekly Spectator Secretary of the Re
publican Stale Executive committer and who
was lately acting at an Inspector at the Gal
veston custom house hat been supplanted In
the latter position by Major Priest Hender-
son a colored notable in the local militia. The
affair threatens to de"'; into a lively faction
fieht here amone the Republicans It it un.
derstood that J. F. Galway at present editor
of the Catholic World will be the editor-in-chief
of the new Catholic weekly aoon to be
published in this city. A delegation from the
stockmen of Gatveston county waited on the
Honorable A. J. Labatt here to-day for the
stated purpose of laying before him their
views on fence cutting but the discussion was
confined to an old question about fencing up
Chicago January 3. Thomas Coffee one
of the men arrested yesterday for desecrating
a crave at Sycamore Illinois and telling th
body to a medical college has made confei
tlon. He and hit companions were regularly
engaged in the traffic and the body of the lady
resurrected at Sycamore wat sold to the Col
litre of Pbvtlclant and Si'reeoni. He Irani
cated Dr. Hnadley of that 'college in the
transaction. Dr. Hoadley was sent fur by a
detective and admitted that the lady's body
wat In the house; that It was the custom fih
college since they wrre no longer allowed to
use the bodies of piuprn and unclaimed dead
to purchase corpses asking no questions; that
the rule was to keep the bodies six weeks
before dissectlne: that the Svcamore lzd'
body lay untouched in the dead house at least
he supposed it wat there and If the relatives
would Identify the remains they would bear all
etpentet of-reintetment. No further arrests.
iLouisviLttv January 3 A tpecial from
Hopkintville ttyt that the town Is much ex-
cited over the disappearance of James A.
Wallace cashier of the bank of Hopklnsville
leaving behind a shortsge of between $40000
and $50000 In his accounts. Wallace has
long been an employee of the bank and was
trusted and respected. He is of good family
and moved !o the' beat circles. On Tuesday
e dlitDDcared from the town. leavine hit
family in ignorance of hln whereabouts. Great
was the amatement of the bank officials on
making an examination yesterday to find that
he nan stolen auout 440000 as near as can
be ascertained. It is not known whether
Wallace took any of the money away with him
or whether hit speculations have been long
continued and In small amounts; probably the
latter ia true. He left Hopklnsville br the
south bound train and at Guthrie took the
Louisville and Nashville to Memphis'. Ho is
supposed to be mailing his way to Texas and
Mexico. The crime has caused a tremendous
sensation. Before leaving the btnk on Hon-
liv nicht he adiusted the time Inek to nnrn
just prior to the hour the train left. Wallace
wat a aeacon in toe lumDeuana rresbytenan
church of steady quiet demeanor and simple
habits. He left a wife and four daughters
two married and one son. The bank is par-
tially secured by his bondsmen and its credit
Chicago January 3. The story of a forger
for a very large amount is told this evening.
The flight and arrest were msde public this
evening by Pinkerton s Detective agency.
About Christmas time the Agency received a
telegram from Sperry & Barnes New York
nd New I Iaven American agents of the large
Liverpool commission house of Balford Bros.
that their exchange clerk E. II. Kobbe had
absconded alter forging and converting to hit
own use $100003 in exchange. The agency
went to worn on tue case at once acd toon
discovered that Kobbe was here in company
wilh a man named John R. Vanarsdale and
that they were spending money very freely.
While the case was being worked up Vanars-
aaie returned rn new Tort wncre he was
arrested last night. Kobbe was arrested
secretly in a house of ill repute with
one of its inmates of whom he had
become enamored and was on the point
of starting for Mexico. Four hundred dol
lar! in money wit lound in hit possession
and $1200 worth of furs and silks which he
had lavished on the woman wat also taken
possession of. It was found that Kobbe had
spent $2500 here and Vaaarsdale $2000. It
appears that he forged billt of exchange cn
Btlford Bros which he readly disposed of to
Jetsup Patton & Co being recognized at the
exchange clerk of the firm and had checkt
made payable to hit own personal order In
stead of that of the firm He onened an account
with another bajk collected the amount of
Jetsup Patton & Co.'t checkt iavettcd the
money in government bonds and absconded.
Pinkerton says that he has confesed that his
gains were fully $100000. He was taken to
New York the same day he was arrested and
on last Sunday took a detective to the upper
part of New York where they recovered from
a dry cistern encssed in a hermetically sealed
drain pipe and wrapped in oiled silk govern-
ment bonds to the amount of $20000. Going
thence to Brooklyn another pltce of drain
pipe yielded $25000. It is not known here
whether any money has been recovered.
Kobbe is well connected and once occupied
a responsible position with the Inman line
and his brother Is now chief clerk ol that line.
The Brotherhood of Hnglneora to Colobralo
on the Kvenlng of tho 15th Instant.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
Sunset Division 197 will give an attractive
hop and banquet at Casino hall on Tuesday
evening of the 15th instant this day being the
anniversary of the connection of the Galveston
Harrisburg and San Antonio railroad with the
Southern Pacific It promises to be the mott
recherche affair of the teaton as the rations
committees engaged in the celebration are
sparing no expense to render It such. The
following gentlemen compose the necessary
Committee of Arrangements W. M. Bar
rett Charles Hurry W. II. Pingree Charles
Sllger Richard White Frederick Noys.
Reception Committee. RIchtid White M.
CGIllmore John Bell George Graham J
N. Mitcbell John Qulnn Frank Shaw.
Invitation Committee. M. Mulverhlll E.
Harrington W. II. Giltispit J. Tankersley
B F. Pickrcn II. C. Arnold J. F. Norton S
H. Powers B. F. Bast. Edward E. Moulton
George H. Falrchllds J C Butler; Joe
Chrlsman J. W. Young W. F. Grlffio R
Tuller B. E. Terry W. N. Coffy.
Supper Committee. Frank Parker W. II
Pierson J. J. Phillips.
Floor Managers. W. C. Fulkner Chle
Charles Murry Assistant Chief; Frank Mar
tin Charles Burke II. M. Su Cyr.
Toplet for- Week of Prayer.
At a meeting of the Ministerial association
of San Antonio Texas last Monday it wat
decided to hold a terlet of union tervicet tn
the Firtt Presbyterian church of thlt city
commencing with Monday evening June 7
The tubjectt for prayer and termout are the
January 7. Praise and thanksgiving
sermon by Rev. W. P. Preston.
January 8 Humiliation and confession
sermon by Rev. W. II Buchanan
January 9. Prayer for families and Instruc
tors of youth sermon by Rev. J. W. Nell.
January 10. Prayer for the Church of
Christ sermon by Rev. Mr. Reynolds.
January l! Prayer for nations sermon by
Rev. W. S Falklnburg.
January 12. Prayer for missions; short
addressei by different ministers.
City pastors are requested to read thlt
notice from their respective pupils on next
Sabbath and urge the hearty co-operation
and attendance of their congregations upon all
of the services.
W. S. FAT.KINBURG W B. PRESTON
BAKER THE DEFAULTING NASBY RE
CAPTURED THIS MORNING.
Marshal Coaling and Major Do Mental
Taking Immediate Steps for Mia Ar-
rets. Soestro Tholr Man-Dr.
l'aarl aot Vol Foand.
Night before last as our readers were in
formed the jail at Castroville was broken
open and two prisoners' made their escape
one a United States prisoner E. II. Baker
defaulting Pottmaster at Victoria and one a
state prisoner Dr. George Pearl convicted at
the last term of court of theft and sentenced
to four year's Imprisonment in the penitentiary.
When the escape which waa effected at
m. wat discovered next morning a
telegram wat tent at once to United States
Mtrihal Gosling who was at Austin.
Marshal Gosling came to San Antonio at
once and sent deputies and telegrams 'to all
the principal town on the Rio Grande and
went to work himself assisted by Mr. Ed de
Montel and this morning very early the
Marshal with his friend were rewarded by
finding their man (Baker) who was promptly
'jugged." Marshal Gosliog will take his
prisoner to Castroville to-night.
Pearl hat not been captured yet but the
officers are close on hit trail Marshal Gosling
having given a full dlscripllon and Indicated
Baker tayt hit etctpe wat effected by taw
ing the hart of hit cell which wat done tome
time tince by meant of tools furnished by one
Kelly a fellow prisoner now in jail at La-
redo but that Kelly could not get out be-
cause he wat too large to get through the
aperture. He tayt jutt after they got out of the
cell and were on top ol the jatl wall (14 feet
high) the jailor John Vollmer opened the
jail door and came tn and he (Baker) jumped
to the ground but their escape was not dis
covered until next day. W. D. Ward a
fellow prisoner charged with murder refused
to leave. Baker and Pearl struck out
the main San Antonio rotd
and got at lar at the Medio
the firtt night and Pearl gave out. The next
day (yesterday) they came on to San Antonio
getting here j'ist at the time Marshal Gosling
got in from Austin. On the road yesterday
they met Sheriff Foster of Medina county
who knew of their escape but be did not
seem to see them.
It would seem that it'were gross careless
ness letting these men escape and at jailors
are responsible when United States prisoners
are turned over to them It is not unlikely a
prosecution will be instituted in the United
States court against the Sheriff or the jailor
It is a little singular also that the Sheriff and
his assttttntt made no effort to capture the
TURNER HALL LAST NIGHT.
Mitt Minnie Maddens la tho Parltan Maid
Mist Minnie Maddern appeared latt night
at Turner hall In the title role of the "Puritan
Maiden." The play wat one which bore
traces of being cut or adapted from tome
striking chapters In Hawthorne's Scarlet Let'
It portrayed the stern character of some
of the old New England settlers when for
matity In religious matters was often sacrificed
to good sense and humanity. There was
however very little to the play Itself. Miss
Maddern shows tome touchet of the artltte
and this play would afford very little oppor
tuolty for any actress to distinguish herself
It was too much like tie boy's tarn on the
blackboard "Nuffin from nufan and nuffin
remains." Donbtless from her recognized
reputation the will evinct to-night in "Frou
Frou" tome fine acting worthy of herself.
Her tupport are capable of tome good work
The box litt promises thlt troupe a larger
A geotlble Letter Wilts Practical Sag get
tloas From aa Xagllah glneer
Mayor French hat received the tubjolned
letter which contains tome practical ideas of
interest to those who are studying a system 0
drainage for our city t
J. H. Frenob Esq. Dear 81 r 1
Laredo Webb Co. Texas January 3
1884 Excuse me taking the liberty of writ'
ing you on the subject of drainage and sewer
age having had several years practical cz
perience in the city ol London England
previous to my coming to this country.
To empty your city sewers Into the Saa An
tonlo river means the destruction of your city
at a resort for health In lets than two years
You would have more typhoid fever among
your citizens thsn all your medical men would
know what to do with. Twenty years ago
you might have smelt the river Thames tn any
part of London. This wat when the sewers
emptied Into it and to-day it It one of the
healthiest cltlea In the world If we take
truth what English papers lay of the death
rate at the present time. At the present time
and for some years psst all sewerage has
been carried by means of large drains
Barking creek several miles out of London
where It empties into large tanks and Is deo-
dorUed and put through a chemical process
and sold as manure. This In a few years
paid the total expenses of construction etc
and at the present time pays a good profit.
Knowing your city I feel ture you can
carry out the tame plan and make it a paying
concern ban Antonio being surrounded by
good farming country to say nothing about
what you would tell to other townt outside of
Sin Antonio. The extra cott is not worth
taking into consideration for at I
understand by your city papers
the great object both yourself and Council
have at heart Is the health and cleanliness of
your city and tta citizens. I know nothing of
your present plan of sewerage. I only know
that jt Is quite practicable to carry all your
sewerage out of town and turn it into a fertil-
iser the sale of which will not only pay the
outlay but will It rightly managed return
good profits to your city purse.
Begging you will excuse my liberty and
trusting you will raise your voice against the
pollution ol your beautiful river I remain
Yourt respectfully J Case
Architect and Civil Engineer.
P. S. You are at liberty to make what use
of this letter you like.
August Schwartz Doncy Tucker Insulting
Isnguage $5 each; G. J. Stewart M. Floret
A. Anderton John Letting drunk $5
City Collector' nepers.
The report of funds for the month of Octo
ber is as follows t General fund $3192 82;
special fund $250 68; Bexar county fond
114 77; police fund $1516; school fund
$137 42; total $2511 69.
In the half mile race for the best out of
three heats Xtaltsberger't black pony and
Chenault's sorrel filly will compete. In the
trotting same distance and heats Carter &
Mullaly'a grey mare and Captain Fowler i
Dexter will run.
Socman Last Klght.
A fair audience witnessed the entertainment
at the Catino latt night and our reporter
could hear cipretilont of satisfaction from
everyone. The dissolving vlewt are tome
thing every child especially ought to tee. A
number of presents -will be given away to
Heat tUtate Transfers.
R. R. Sappington to Mrt. M. J. Smith lot
1 out of original surrey of lot 49 west of the
San Pedro creek $150
T. T. Teel to Albert Johnson undlvldeu
half of 220 acres known as the Potitot ranch
T. J. Uevine to II. Mathilde Heusinger lot
block 4 east tide of Madison street $750.
For Sweet Charity's Sake.
Mitt Eleanor Brackenridge Mrt. W.
Howell Buchanan Mrs. George W. Konkle
and Mrs. Major Bath of the Madlton Square
Presbyterian church and Mrt. Doctor ones
and Mrs. Niton their neighbors and some
other charitable ladies provided and dispensed
a sumptuous dinner to the tnmttes of the
poor house yesterday gladdening their hearts
Professor Trlpp'a Second loture
at the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church
this evening at 8 o'clock will be the "Terrific
counter revolution of June 1848 in Pant"
and will embrace among other dramatic in
ctdents the sacking of tbr Tullerles by the
mob the prodigious feat of eloquence by
Lamartine at the Hotel de Ville the bloody
street fight of the barricades and the tragic
death of Archbishop Afre.
Russell Howard rock house 54180 west
side Commerce street; $17500.
C C Glbbs lumber dwelling 40x60 north
side Grayson street; $8000
T. Rafter lumber dwelling 24130 north side
Matasaoras street; $450.
W. B. Stephens lumber dwelling 30x32)
north side Crosby street; $1000.
Jablo Diet lumber dwelling 12112 south
side San Luis street; $75.
G. A. Selke lumber dwelling 20x24 t
side Ninth street; $250.
Jt Fageaat Postponed
A. R. Van Hoon cottumer of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania writes Mayor French a long
letter in view of the fact (which does not
exist) that he will celebrate sometime next
August the 350th anniversary of San Antonio
He thinks It will be a grand opportunity for
a historic psgeant where there can be repro
duced in costumes of his preparation cavaliers
leather-legglned soldiers tarry itllort wicked
Indians etc He withes to know If the cele
bration of mast was the firtt ceremony per
formed here on the arrival of the Spaniards
and if so he could rig up ad libitum any nunv
ber of cowled friars hooded monks and
catsocked priests. The cottumer will be
lorry to learn that thlt 350th celebration It
llt'le too "previous" tlnce with historical
accuracy the pageant mutt be postponed.
Ho Oat Away.
Last night Baxter a merchant policeman.
accompanied by Officer Bishop tmpected the
yard in rear of Labalt't place on Market
street. Thlt Is a general rendezvous o!
vagiants and the like and several timet hat
been raided by the police. Baiter discovered
a big burly negro tnoring the happy honrt
away tn a corner of the yard and awakening
him informed the sleepy one he wat
prisoner. Bishop then placed himself on tin
other tide of the colored man and walked
him out. Hardly had the trio emerged Irom
the yard than the prisoner shook off hit two
captors and with his heels aided by the
wlngt of fear poked long noses at the officers
from a distance. The latter tn full pursuit
yelled and shricktd to the man to stop but he
only grinned the grin of those who feel them
selves safe and continued his course. Baxter
then drew his pistol and fired a shot over the
man's hesd to bring him too. This did not
have the desired effect and firing wat dltcon
tinned as It was early and people .moving
A BIG ROBBERY.
VALUABLE DIAMOND RINGS AND OTHER
List la Furnlahed the Detectives Vtho
Ara Now at Work-Mo Trace of the
Thief Found as Yet.
Robberies never seem to stop. Here and
there and everywhere watchet moccy and
every diversity of atticlei disappear. Thief
after thief It arrested even a whole gang are
taken and It It thought the city is freed from
cse terrible pests. A lull comes and then
suddenly the tale of some big robbery is
poured Into our ears. Not aloue are robberies
becoming more frequent but the tobbert
themselves are more daring than ever carry-
ing on their depredations "ere night descends
hide with unplerced veil." Lady Caihr
dy residing on Press street has been the
victim of a pretty big robbery. In one mo
ment her house was entered and her jewel
case robbed of every single gem within it.
The Inhabitants of the house were at supper
between the hours of C and 7 when the thle'
thieves effected an entrance into the bed
room by a back door and Immediately com
enced operations on the jewel box. The
key Is generally put In a place known only to
t lady herself yet curious to tay the loca.
tioo of the key mutt have been known to the
thief at the whole business wat the work of
moment; the Brahmin lock wilh
hich the box was furnished wat
found unhurt the key being in It
Two gold brooches containing seven small
diamonds each four or five diamond soltalrei
an emerald and diamond ring a ruby and
diamond ring three gold bracelets a gold
cornet-shaped brooch a pearl and diamend
rlog were among the most valuable articles
taken. Some of the diamonds were of great
value besides being heirloomt of the owner
Several other small articles disappeared at the
tame time. Twenty-five dollars In gold
hlch had just been placed in the box ha
gone with the rest though tome of the piecet
and tome silver were found scattered over
the room. Footmarka from the room
to the gallery outside were discernible and as
the house It dote on river a bank it it tup.
poied the thief must have crossed it A Light
reporter Interviewed the lady tint morning.
and wat told a complete litt of the jewclt hi
been furnished to the detectivet who are now
at work on the caie. She alto aald the value
of the jeweli wai very great tome ol the dirt'
mondt alone costing a big sum. Suspicion
points to two partiet but the detectives will
probably be instrumental In regaining some
if not all the stolen gems.
HORROR UPON HORROR'S HEAD.
Another Violent Death tn the Cronch
Family Near Jackson Michigan
This morning's press dispatches contain th
following sad link In an apparent chain of
continuous disssters. The deceased wat th
sister of Mr. B. L. Crouch Ihe ranch and
cattle man of this vicinity so universally
known and thoroughly esteemed. It is tel
dom that even In the sensational frenzies
which 10 rapidly multiply all over the land 10
many unnatural deaths have darkened tb
lintels of one famlly't abode 1
Detroit January 3 The terrible family
murder near Jackson tome weekt tince took
on an added feature of horror to-day when
Mrt. Dan Holcomb a daughter of the mur
dered man was found desd in bed bavin
probably committed suicide. She locked ber
self Into the room after dinner undressed.
and went to bed. It is believed the took
Isudsnum as an empty bottle which had con
tained that drug was found in the room. Her
husband was absent In Jackson at the time
The Truthful Country Editor.
Prom Abbott's U. S. Monthly.
'Talking about fish stories" said th
truthful country editor tilting back against
the piano and thutting up hit jack knife
gctticulate (jest tickle eight seel) "when
wat a boy I uied to go fishing and I remera
ber one summer that I tpent at White Sulphur
Springs near Columbus Ohio where thei
wat a little creek that I forget the name of
a 'river' they called it becaute it could iwcll
up considerably during the freshet season but
it wai never more than 30 feet wide
"The lummer I wts there. I never ran Hit
any iitn out 01 11; dui 1 usea 10 tun enough to
nave caucus an aquarium ana 1 caurni a bie
blue crane once that could stand still and
scratch my head for me. and"
"Lookee nere ' said the gentleman from
Kentucky "that Whit: Sulphur Springs is the
State Orphan Asylum ain't 111"
"Yes It Is now" said the truthful country
editor "but It wasn't then It was a great
pleasure resort when I was there this was
away Dacat in me year lemmesee 1S71; and
it wasn't bought up and turned into an orphan
asylum until 69 ye know just two yetra le-
afier you see. Well that creek down there
watchack lullol every conceivable kind of
"Humph!" interrupted the man from rat-
tlesnake Kansas) "this Is certainly a first-class
beginning for a fish story. Let th: good work
go on I"
"Yes" the tarantula-collector from Texas
smelling "snakes" at once and leaning back
in the fauteull while he rested one foot lightly
on the albattcr mantel that decorated the edi-
torial sanctum and prepared for a nap "This
certainly is a fair beginning for a so-called
'fish story.' "
"Well well" ssld the Harvard Professor
from Boston moving the life size marble
ttatue of Venus to one tide and strangling a
deep vawn as he turned un a pas cet in ihr
$30000 chandelier so at to get a better view
of the editor's' phiz; "when you were a boy
summer resorline at the orohan asylum In
Ohio you used to go fishing In a tlx foot
liver called a creek chock full of snakes and
caught a 40 foot crane and what nextt
Don't get embaresied but go on; 'the woman
that hesitates is lost' you know and 'the man
that hesitates tt generally lying.- "
"Now gentlemen" began the truthful
country editor who by the way was neatly
ttlreu In a mild tone and a diamond pin-
now etntlemen" he repeated as he absent
mindedlr knocked the ashes of his
50 cent cigar in the amethyst ink bottle and
pu-hed the platinum mucilage pot away to
make room for his tlbow on the rosewood
desk; "we don't propose to admit any false
statement or eaaggeration In th'a conversa-
tion." "No we don Is we don't want any lying In
this here business" added the bill collector
who hid dropped In the day belore and tpent
the night on the c-mel'i hair tola.
"And we etpecially don t want any exag-
ration" chimed in ihe patent medicine
aan. who had come all the way from New
York to give the editor a four-column adver-
tisement at double ratet. "Wo want the
aked truth from the bottom of her famoas
electric well whose waters we sell at $1 per
Dome warranted 10 cure."
R cht vou are. old bov." interrunted th
railroad passenger agent just back from
church where he had beard a good sermon on
Ananias and Sapphlra.and taking his perch on
the mosaic mother-ol pcan chest tame and
wiping thf latt drop of Ihe $6 a pint cham-
pagne from his lips on the Valenciennes cur-
tains. The passenger agent added i "I say
amen to that; now go ahead with your ghost
ttory What did you catch t I caught tome
big fish this summer wait till my lure
Well." continued the truthful country
editor "I didn't catch any fish never at no
time although I tried aaln and again; but
e day I was down to the creek 'fish
ing-' I hsd tsken a box of bait
alorg one 01 these round quirt tomtto cans
you know with the top cut off I had thlt
lull of bait and had punched two holes in tt
near the top on opposite tldet ; thete boles
were aoout as big around as a lozeoger and i
hsd put a piece of clothesline through them
lor a nanuie. 1 nan been inning an day
without any luck and had left the empty bait
ran lying on its side shout 20 feet away when
I noticed two land snakes nesr It lifting up
their heads and looking across the creek at
some other land snakes that seemed to be
moilonltg to them to come across the creek
and gentlemen right then and there
I taw one of the mott wonderful In-
stances of human sagacity in a brute
:aiure inai 11 nat ever been my lot 10 witness
to hear ol; for those land makes knowlne
that If they attempted to twim the creek they
would be murdered by the water tntkei for
there it alwayt a deadly enmity between them
jutt rolled that bait-can down to the waters
edge bit off the rope handle got into the can
and sticking their taila through the holes
made for the clothes-line handle paddled
themselves across that forty-foot creek as slick
as a whistle I"
At this point the truthful country editor
looked his audience calmly in the eyes
and awaited developments. Not a sound
was uttered not a funeral note but the
foot on the mantel came down the bill
collector awoke silently but swiltly Ihe pas-
senger agent gave one despairing glance at
the editor and the champagne bottle the patent
medicine man quietly took up hit hat and hit
contract the Kentucky man lelt for hit dia-
mond pin the Kantat man wat thinking
about cattle the Tcxat man felt for hit dis-
solves and all fled quickly and quietly away
like clock work on the stage and at the last
man of the gang solemnly arote and filed
slowly tadly and silently away the truthful
country editor wtt left to hlmielf intently
whittling the corner of the rosewood desk
and soltly whistling "We Never 'Speak at
We Pass By" unlit all had been bowed out
by the twelve gold buttoned footmen who
guarded the sanctum door when he thurned
with a glad eye to order out his four-ln-
THE EDITOR'S FOUR-IN-HAND.
hand for a delightful drive with hit wife'
mother and muttering to himself "There's
only one way to beat 'em beat 'em at their
own game first 1"
Fergus O'Connor Roblnton in his tuit
yetterday against Coleman took all th
chargei of realizing the old proverb that "he
who It hit own attorney hath a fool for bit
client." His effort it praised very much.
Mrt. R. G. Tiletton of Monterey Mex-
ico the wife of the General Superintendent of
the itreet railway tyttera it the first lady to
introduce the American enstom there of an-
nouncing in the La Revista that the would
"receive" on New Year's dsy.
The itudenti of Harvard have mailed to
thit office a selection of their minstrelsy set to
music. It must be representative of their
wildest sprees for it contains a duet with
piano accompaniment bearing the bacchanal
title ol "Drink Puppy Drink." It would
appear from this title that the other puppies
d d not know how to behave themselves.
L Coats aged 25 died from consumption
yesterday in the Forth ward.
J C. Boules. aged 29 died from pulmonary
W. J. Havener aged 26 died on the 2nd
from pulmonary consumption In the Third
Juan Jose Guttieret Zapitlr aged 38 died
from heart disease yesterday In the First
A Million Dollar Bridal Present.
"A pretty little ttory It told" tayt the New-
port correspondent of the Boston Journal "of
the Earl and Countess of Rosebery who were
here a short time since. A day or two before
their wedding took place Miss Rothschild
asked the young Earl what he would like for
a wedding preient from her. 'O' he replied
'suppose you give me a box of gloves.' The
box of gloves was sent inclosed In an elegant
Inlaid case. On opening the box the Earl
discovered an envelope addressed to him In a
well known band lie expected it contained
a dainty little note. It did but not the sort
of note he Imagined. The contents ol the en-
velope wat a check written nut and signed by
Miss Rothschild and in favor of the Earl and
I was for the modest little sum of 200000."
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