Austin Weekly Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 17, 1888 Page: 2 of 12
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"WTK are authorized to announce Hon. Geo. W
V tilasecock of Ueoryetown as a deroociatl
candidate for state eenaior of the Twenty-four
Tiii matching of the Chicago boodlers
to the state prisoa at Juliet yesterday
was a triumph of law and justice.
Boodlkism isn't so very fanny after all
The supreme court of Illinois yesterday
aflirmed the sentences of Chicago
Tin late Roscoa Cockling was a grea'
lawyer. Vet his will which appears in
the dispatches this morning contains but
thirty-nine words all told.
The Berate committee told that Tnrpie
of Indiana is tn itled to his seat be-
cause those legislators who voted for him
are presumed to have had the right to so
So tri doirymeu aro talking of holding
a convention. Well anything to git and
keep the water ont of the uiilk. A miik
Hru-t" ve n would bo far preferabib to
the kind of milk generally dispensed.
TntniMAN the "noblest Roman of them
all" merely lnghs at the report that he
would be nominated for vioe-presidect.
Time was when such a thing would have
been most satisfactory to a large section
of the democratic party.
Hon. Mahion Mabtim has written a let-
ter accepting the nomination for governor
reoently tendered him by the Waco pro-
hibition convention. This action upon
the part of Oovernor Martin will be a sur-
prise and a source of sinoere regret to his
democratic friends In Texas. His candi
dacy coo only result in ascertaining the
limited census cf the prohibitionists of
The Gazette is incurred in its state-
ment that Governor Ross selected the
orators for dedication day. Th's matter
was loft entirely to the discretion of the
drill board who chose first of all the
Hon. Seth Shepard of Dal'asbut Senator
Temple Houston hns now consented to
make the speech receiving the grand
capltol boildirg on the part of the state
Tbi Post says: ' No doubt those fine
desks and wooden bottom chairs present
a charming picture in the new capitol."
Yes the oontrast is delightful; in faot it is
as marked and wonderful as that between
the temporary capitol building and the
new pilatial struotcre. It will take
$2."0000 to furnish the new capitol in a
style to compare with the inagnifloence of
Thk tariff debate in congress is drag-
ging its weary length along. The limit
for this tedious discussion has been ex-
tended from Wednesday to Saturday. At
all events some action will be taken on
the pending measure the Mills bill before
the democratic national convection as-
sembles. The democratic party through
1U representatives in congress should put
itself fairly and iquarely on record before
that time that the democratic platform
may be shaped accordingly and the com-
ing conttst be made 03 a c'.ear'y defiaed
and distinct issue.
Fe men in the V cited States have the
command of language possessed by Col.
Robert O. Ingersoll. It was a great pity
that el-ctrical disturbances interfered last
week and interrupted the transmission of
the remarkable speech he made io Albany
upon the occasion of a reunion in memory
of the late distinguished lawyer acd states
nan the Hon. Rossoe Conkling. Colonel
Ingersoll has at his ready command the
richest store of descriptive beactiful and
most expre-sive figures and metaphors.
He talks refined pottio prose. His
speeches on general topic are literary
gems that will ornament select libraries
for years to come.
In this morning's Statesman will be
found a sensible and timely appeal to the
people of the state upon the subject of
immigration from Major W. V. Johnson
a proxtaent and influential citizen of
Mitchell county. He strikes the key
note for uc?es. Nothing but money and
concentrated effort at State headquarters
can make the immigration movement a
snccess and a credit to Texas end build
ber up with capital and population by
arousing the whole universe in regard to
the advantages resources and attractions
of our grand state. j
TUB STATU TAKES POSSESSION OF ITS
The capitol building has teen recoived.
The governor with the rest of the capitol
board BDd 'he cont motor yesterday signed
the contract for the transfer of the cap-
itol building from the keeping of the con-
tractor to that of the state. The legisj
Uture. together wiih the different depart-
ments will it is thought at once move
into the new building. This evtni marks
an historical day in the history of Teiis.
For five years the state has been cons'ruot-
iog the finest capitol building in the
eooth indeed the grandest in the
union barring only the national cap-
itol at Washington and the New
York state house. Tha building
as demonstrated by The Stajesjian some
week or so ago has virtually cost the
state nothing. Three million acres of
unproductive state lands were transferred
to a syndicate of northern capitalist? in
consideration of which this mammoth
granite strnoture to-day crowns Capitol
hill. This land was worth almost nothing
to thi s'ate. She had miles and leagues
of land that brought her in not a cent of
revenue and trading off three millions
acres of such land worth about SO cents
an acre for a four-million-dollar capitol
was the best trade the eta'e ever made.
These lands are now paying taxes upon
the vsluation of one dollar an acre and a
million dollars of new property values
because of this trade have been
imported into the state. The incident il
benefits to the state because of the in-
crease of all values of lands surrounding
these improved capital lands can nit be
estimated. In addition to this the state
has secured the most monumental struc
ture the most perfectly arranged com-
modious imposing and costly capitol
building in the nnion only excepting the
two mentioned above.
Colonel Abuer Taylor has kept his faith
with the slate. He has complied with the
letter acd essence of his coctraot. He has
construe'ed a building of which he can
feel justly piond and in whioh the state
will glory for centuries to come.
Mr. Wilke the sub-con'raotor and
the gentleman who has personally
superintended the building of the entire
s'rncture is a man of remarkable pro-
ficiency in his profession. The work has
been done quietly quickly and well.
There has been no shoddy work nothing
put up to be torn down nothing but the
best workmanship. Ibt building has
sprung into the air with the same pre-
cision and perfection in which it was
planned on paper. The state has been
peculiarly fortunate in having to deal
with such an elegant and honorable gen-
tleman for contractor as Colonel Taylor
and such a skilled and accomplished
builder es Mr. Wilke for sub-contract jr.
And now that the building has been re-
ceived by the state it is in order to felici
tate both the'stnt and those who have
constructed that capitol building npon
the eminently satisfactory issue of the
work. The structure speaks for itself
and is a monument to its architects and
builders; a monument to the glory and
pride of the state.
CLEVELAND'S CIVIL SEKT1CE RECORD
The republicans are indeed hard up for
an argument when they attack the presi-
dent on his civil service record just on
the eve of the St. Louis convention. The
report of the Union League club of New
York of which Depew is president pub-
lished in the dispatches this morning
asserts that of fifty-six thousand re-
pub'icans in office when Cleveland went
to Washington thirty thousand have
been "turcej ont." Well suppose
they hive been? Have not the
retnova s been maue in accordance
with the civil service reform law and the
rules it prescribes! There is no doubt
that the great body ofreniovils of repub-
licans was for the "offensive partisanship1'
dwelt upon in Cleveland's inaugural which
is one of the moet cortupticg in
fluences to be opposed by civil service.
The Union Leagus club with Mr. Depew
an aspirant for the arduous task of run-
ning against Cleveland for the presi-
d ncy has not shown and cannot show
bat that while Cleveland his made some
mistakes in nine cases out of ten the of-
ficul changes since his administration
oime into power have been for the bet-
ter and for the purification Btd strength-
ening of the government service. Even
supposing ClcveWnd has wantonly and
without cause turned 30000 republicans
out of office; is it more than Mr. Blaine
would do with democratic employes next
year if he shonld happen tj be elected
president in November? This is men-
tioned not as an excuse but to show the
absurdity of the republican party's posi-
tion insnch a plea when it is krown and
remembered that it is essentially a spoi's
party. Cleveland can safely stand on bis
The famous Canadian seer and weather
prophet had almost dropped entirely out
of people's reeollectioD. Relegated to the
oblivion of an imposter and false prophet
a mere fraud Prof. E. Stone Wiggins
bad been forgotten along with his many
failures at predicting storms and tidal
waves on the Atlantio and gulf coasts.
But the redoubtable professor comes to
the surface again and is found engaged
at his old trade that of foretelling by the
pretended aid of science dire salamities
that would come upon certain portions of
the country but which never came.
Among the exploit which have gained
a world-wide notorinty for Mr. Wiggias
was the great storm and tidal wave he
AUSTIN WEEKLY STATESMAN. THURSDAY. MAY 1711888
predicted for the Atlantio and Texas coast
several years ago frightening thousands
of creda'ocs people out of their ssnses
Notwithstanding previous failures Wig-
gins now predicts a Kreat earthquake- in
California between now and fall. He has
given himself plenty of time knowing as
he did that nothing is more possible in
the Rocky mountains than an earthquake
several of which occurred in that region
last year. The reasons given by Wiggins
in his former predictions were proof to
scientific people of the real charlatanism
of the man acd his California prophecy
but str.engthers the proof that Wiggins
is a miserable imposter.
PROHIBITION AND THE DEMOCRACY.
The refusal o' the democratic county
convention last Saturday to touch the
prohibition question is certainly a matter
for sincere congratulttion by every demo-
crat in this county and the fact that the
convention was composed largely of gen-
tlemen who opposed prohibition during
the late prohibition canvass in this state
shovs those gentlemen love party har-
mony better than they love party proscrip-
tion and the additional fact that this
convention selected as one of the delegates
t j the Fort Worth state convention Dr.
R. M. Sweariugen the most conspicuous
leader in Travis on the side of prohibition
during the late canvass only the more
strongly emphasizes the will and wish of
the democracy of this county for har-
mony and unity of action. The dele-
gation is a strong one and one of the
most representative that will be at Fort
Worth. The Travis county convention
performed its work well and shonld re-
ceive the thicks of all true remocrats.
The spirit displayed by the democracy
of Travis county appears to very largely
predominate in the party throughout the
state acd we believe will rule in the Fort
Worth convention . The numerous county
democratic conventions held in different
sections on Saturday last acd published
in our yesterdays's issue with one ir two
exceptions either ignored prohibi-.ion al-
together or when mentioned it was to
oppose any re-opening of the question.
This is as it should be. Let us cava
harmODy and strength in the democratic
party of Texas. The people themselves
have settled prohibition and taking it up
Bgain in the party would be sapeifluous.
THE CHICAGO SCANDAL.
Elsewhere in the dispatches this morn-
ing will be found a brief resume cf the
testimony in the great sensational social
scandal now occupying the attention cf
Chicago. Mrs. Caroline Louise Carter
wife of a leading lawyer of that city a
handsome and accomplished woman is
the central figure. She seems to be the
thoughtless viotim cf circumstances
as well as a determination on the
part of the prosecution t' Klin her.
Her enemies have fished np a witness at
Jacksonville Fla. named Mrs. Morrisey
who claims to have been cognizant of
sundry indiscretions on the part of the
beautiful Chicagoan involving Mr. Price
a prominent lawyer of Chicago and a
wealthy merchant of New York a Mr.
Gregory. Now the incidents testified to
by Mrs. Morrisey look bad enough and
by such a witness as the Jack-
sonville woman can easily be mag-
nified into presumptive evidence of guilt.
Bat none of them belong to a class in-
oxpa'ibie with a true and virtuons
woman. To the corrupt and evil-minded
all things are corrupt and evil even
angelio putity itself is tinged with the
shadows of sin.
Just beie is one of the pieces of in-
justice that belong to modern society.
Why should Mrs. Carter be condemned
for being found under circumstonces that
wool J attach no breath of opprobrium to
hprgen'leman frj 'nds? Or supjosin? she
is guilty as Mrs. Morrisey asserts why
should not the wealthy New Yorker and the
Chicago limb of the law with wheal Mrs.
Carter's name is coupled be ostracised
and punished by society acd on the altar
of obloquy as well as she? But not so.
Soeirty condemns and hurls its maledic-
tions npon the wcmin jet holds no
stain to attach to the reputstiin of the
mm who in nine cas?s out of tec is the
guiltier of the two.
When the Chicegi trial is over how-
ever it may terminate the "ealthy New
York merchant" will ttill be an honorable
geLtteman white Mrs. Carle. will be tnly
a morsel upon U19 lips of slander.
HELP BOTi THE UNIVERSITY AND THE
The poorly constructed and unjnst Uni-
versity bill is s'ill sleeping in the eenite.
TU certain'y to be h jped it w.ll there
meet a death blow. Let the house help
the medioal branch if it will; indeed that
is an institution that should be founded
and assisted. I: is something good in
itself end the fact that $'.0000 given by
the state will secure f 100000 on the part
of Galveston acd its citizens is an lEduce-
ment for the state to make this appro-
priation at this time. But the state is
amply able to donate that amount of
money withoutinjuring the Universi'y.
Let the foO.000 be appropriated bat let
the University debt be paid to the Uni-
versity proper from which the money was
originally taken and which has for all
these years been the true sufferer. There
is a way to help both ins'itutiocs acd
neither teed be ignored on account of the
other. The present University bill so far
from doiug the University bentfi1 works
a grevious harm and it shonld not become
THE CAPITOL BL"IL1INU OCCUPIED.
There was rejoicing written on the face
of every legislator last night and there
a-as cause for such rejoicing for it was
the event of a life-time to be allowed the
privilege of participating as a legislator
in the christening of the grandest state
house in the union. Then and there was
the occasion of a life-time. Who was not
enthused with the idea of the grandeur
acd magnificene of the state as be etood
in those legislative halls last night acd
thought cf what the state was and had
accomplished and what she would yet
achieve. The empire state last night
had placed npon it the everlasting
seal of stateucity. That mammoth struct-
ure towering to the sky and tipped with
the lone star emblematic of the single
and indivisible life and being ff the state
is a pledge and guarantee that in its halls
and beneath its dome the children of
Texas for generations and centuries to
00 me will meet and rule the interests of
their empire state. Last night will live in
the memory of the Twentieth legislature
it will live in the history of Texas.
THEN AND NOW.
Fifty years ago when the infant repub-
lic of Texas was cshered into the family
of kdependent nations its government
occupied a building the like of which few
well-to-do citizens would care to dwell in;
but it was good econgh for the fathers of
the republic such men as Burnet Hous-
ton and other great acd imperishable
names written on the scroll of fame.
The capitol of that day was typical of
the new political entity being evolved
from the chaos of revolution. It
was to the wilderness of Texns
wh:ch still echoed to the war-whoop
of the savage and in which civilization
was slowly feeling its wav a territory
proiigious in extent but meager in popu-
lation what the magnificent imposing
capitol into which the legislators moved
yesterday is to the great rich and popu-
lous empire that has men out of a few
straggling settlements In 1S36. Then it
was a poor community struggling for ex-
istence; cow a great state growing in
wealth and reaching for power. The
state house in 1838 and that cf 1888 fitly
represent the two epochs in our history.
THE SENATE'S FIRST ACT.
It was strangely opportune and sug-
gestive that the very first order of busi-
ness in the new serate chamber in the
granite cepitol wss the sigcicg by the
president of the senate of the geological
bill. Stracgely opportone acd fortunate
as it was a pledge of progress and ad-
vancement. Stacdicg in a hall typical of
all that was tew modern atd finished
even in the excellence of this decade of
the Nineteenth century it was meet and
proper that the firtt act of the senate
should smack of the advanced standard
of thought research and example of this
part of onr wonderful century. It was
notice that old things had passed away
and new garments invested the state. The
state is felicitated upon the fact that its
legislature has cow occupied the new capi-
tol; it is doubly congratulated that the
first act of the senate in that bnildicg was
in the line of wbat is progressive and to
the state's everlast'cg advantage. Let
those who disseat read the handwritiBg on
Another Immigration Convention
Colobado Tex. May 1 1838.
The enthusiasm which animated the
people of Texas prior to and at the time
of the Dallas immigration convention was
almost phenomenal in its universal char-
acter. The people as with cne voice had
proclaimed their hearty approval. From
city town village hamle forest prairie
and mountain top there had come one
spontaneous acd thundering proclamation
that "Texas wish d and invited immi-
gration" Thi cobVentkm was largely attended by
representative men enthusiastio to an ex-
treme degree upon that subject which had
so completely captured popu'ar favor.
Tne conflicting opinions expressed
concerning the cetails of the business
carried conviction to all that the conven-
tion had cot antlyzed and mastered the
su'ijecr. Enthusiasm had to confess its
ignorance and btldness gave way to
timidity. In .the midst of doubt and
cessation the convention resolved to
ad jpt a coEservative policy as tne s ;ftst
way of handling a dtlicate question. It
would not assutne tht responsibility of
collecting a lirgs sum of money acd
plaoing it in the hands of officers who
might betray the trnet or nse it unwisely.
Bnt they would provide a state committee
and authorize it in a modest way to beg
a small amount frcm volcntary subscrip-
tion . With that humble sum it must per
form miracles and open the flood-gates
by which millions of capital and millions
of immigrants should be poured out
upon the rich lands of Texas.
Being now free from responsibility it
appealed to the railroads to come to its
assistance. To its surprise it found those
powerful and practical agen's ready to do
even more than was a"ked for. They
were witting at once to enter upon business-like
methods for promoting immi-
gration; they were willing to employ both
effort and money. The convention coutd
not resist its admiration and applauded
to the echo such liberal and intelligent
offers of assistance. Then the convention
adjourned. Its members repaired to their
several homes to report to their ceighbors
how prudent acd conservative they hod
No convention had ever ga h-red from a
more en'husiastic or unauimons people.
No convention had ever a more worthy
subject fjr consideration. No conven-
tion could more certainly rely npon
the approval nnd support of its
constituents. Any bold practical and ap-
propriate effort to promote immigration
would have been endorsed by a grateful and
liberal people. Any reasonable sum of
money called for in a business-like way.
would have been promptly supplied. But
the opportunity was lost. Combination of
effort and concert of aotion had been de
feated; and the various members of the
state thrown back upon their original and
individual resources. Hbat praoticai
man can wonder that the state committee
has accomplished nothing -worthy of the
state ? How could it work without money ?
Those honorable acd intelligent gentle-
men are worthy of every trust and would
serve the ir state cheerful y and wisely.
They would ask 00 compensation but the
nDDlause of their neighbors. But in
candor and fairness I would ask how
could they execute great works without
means? Not alone has the state som-
mittee failed to perform any valuable
work but the county acd looal associa-
tiocs have as a rule failed to perform
those acts from which the people had
expected so great and valuable results.
Here and there an tffort has been made
but very few of those efforts have been
creditable or efficient. Preliminary in-
vestigation has shown that to perform
any creditable work in that direction was
of necessity quite expensive and recog-
nizing the cost local enterprisa has
shrank from the responsibility.
If the people really and hsartily wish to
invite immigration they can thus do so at
a minimum cost; a cost so small in com-
parison to the stupendous and legitimate
value af the results as to be light upon all
and trifling in comparison. But this can
be inaugurated only through the instru-
mentali'y of a popular convention. Lo-
calities must send their delegates to a con-
vention prepared to pledge such localities
to tne payment of such equitable acs ss
ments as the convention may deem wise to
impose. The delegates may bring with
them to such convention ant enthusiasm
alone bnt knowledge born of experience
and deliberate reflection. Success will
flow from the work of the convention be-
cause wisdom will dictate the govorcing
principles and provide the "sinews of war.'
f evas cannot with credit abandon the
noo e enterprise npon whichshe so eagerly
entered a short while since. She cannot
afford to defer her development to the
taray methods or silence as to her bonnd
less resources. But if the illustration of
her incomparable glories are to shine so
that the world may gaze and admire she
s nst promptly proceed to the correction
of the original errors and provide with a
spirit of liberality commensurate with the
grandeur of the vtate for the execution of
wise and efficient principles of business.
Therefore I appeal to the people of Texas
to assemble in general convention through
chosen delegations at such place and time
as may appear appropriate.
Rs peat fully
W. V. Johnson
The Mouth of the Brazes.
From the Houston Post.
The proi-ctors of the improvement at
the mou'h of the Brazos river for a deep
water port for Texas ia the absence of
any appropriation by congress for that
purpose; have conoiudej to do the work
at their own expense and to that end
there has been introduced in both houses
of congress a bill authorizing the syndi-
cate to erect jetcies from the mouth of
the river into the Gnlf of Mexico. This
bill does not ask the government for any
money but provides that congress can at
any time before or after the completion
of tho work elect to take it off of the
hands of the syndicate by reimbursing
them for the amount expended for the
construction of said works. Conse-
quently if the project is cot a success
the government loses nothing. The pro-
jectors have ths utmost faith in their abil-
ity to secure deep water at this point at
less ocsi than at any other plaoe on the
Texas coast and are willing to expend
their own money to carry it out and
give the government the right to take it
off their hands and control it at any time.
r .li . . .
ieruiiuijr mis movement must receive the
hearty approval of every citizen of Texas.
and of every member of eongress from
Maine to California who desires to Bee
deep water on the gu'f coast.
Ibe best engineering talent in the
country has been employed Mr. E. L
Corthell the successor of Captain Eads
being the chief engineer who pronounces
it entirely feasible and practicable. The
projectors say that with the means at their
command they have no doubt but what
they will secure twenty-five feet of water
at this point within the next two years if
tne government will grant them the privi-
lege of speeding their own money for that
purpose. It behooves the press and every
citizen of the country to nrge congress to
pass this bill at onoe. If these men are
willing to spend their own money in the
project there certainly ought to be no
opposition. It will interfere with ro other
point on the coast and we can't have too
many deep water ports.
Samples cf Barnet County Agriculture-
Special Trains from Austin.
Special Teleirram to the Statesman.
Bcbnet May 10. S. E. Holland cf this
county will send to the Burnet county de-
partment ot the dedication samples of
grain this being the fortieth crop raised
on the ground frcm which samples are
taken and that without any fertilizer ex-
cept that furnished by nature. The
samples wi 1 show what Texes soil is ca-
pable of doing.
The Austin End Northwestern road will
run trains leaving Austin at 7 p. m. and
reaching Burcet at 10 p. m. returning
next morning at 7. Ihis arrangement
will make the Burcet delegation much
larger than it might otherwise be and if
the hotels of Austin should be overcrowded
parties who want pood accommoda'ions
conld run np to Burnet and 6tay over
night as a fi.-st c ass hotel is found here
in the Burnet house.
Work ou the Burnet and Marble Falls
road is still going cn but . the large force
contemplated has cot yet been" put to
work. The repeated heavy rains have
greatly in'erfered with the grading as
blasting and work in the rock cats is
about all the kind that can be done to
Wool is coming in slowly owing to the
Je'ay of shearing by wetwta'her and the
freshet in all the streams west of here.
Mnj. J. W. Willis the principal mer-
chant of Pontotoc Mason county is in
town oa bis way to the drill. He reports
crop prospects in that section of country
the best for several years except cotton
wbioh is retarded by cool weather and too
County court will convene here a week
from next Monday.
Capt.A. B. Fitch of Terre Hnnte. Iud
to whom samples of Marble Fal s fire
br ck were sen'had them tested bv the
best authorities on the subject r.od' they
were prouounoed equil in quali'y to the
best brick that are known.
Another heavy rain fell last nigh'.
The many frierds and admirers of Mis
Hettie Henderson of Bryant. Tex will
be glad to hear that she arrived in the
city yesterday on a visit to friends at
Stuart seminary r :
Queen Victoria ill not hold a levee thi
Lillian Russell is getting thin and pr.tty .
The Into Mine. Bnucicaut's diamonds hava
j'ust been sold at auction.
Eleveu-year-old Luura Jones has invented
a (lour unil grain elevator.
Mrs. ElizitU't: Strong of San Francisco( is
the Itusa Ikmheur of America.
M rs. Theresa Fair travels ou a palace car
with her own steward and cook.
The mother of Gen. Lew Wallace lectures
on woman suffrage and temperance.
Miss Paddock daughter of ' the United
States senator wants to be an actress.
Mrs. Laura Webster is tho only woman In
America who performs professionally upon
Vanderbilt once paid Miss May Tillinguast
ioO.UOO for Inventing a new kind of tapestry
hanging for his house.
Mrs. Jolm.A. Logan rents a plot of ground
on which sho has a small (lower garden from
John .Sherman for $"0 a year.
A woman living in Xenio O. has not
spoken to her brother in thirty-five years
although sho sees him almost daily.
Amelie Rives has never been known to
keep nn engagement at the hour named but
is nevertheless a great favorite among her
Haruka empress of Japan will visit
America next winter traveling in state
with a dozen maids of honor numberless
officials and every incident of luxury.
Mrs. P. L. Collins who is employed at the
dead letter otlico at Washington at a large
salary to decipher "blind" handwriting can
read every known language except Russian
Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw of Boston a daugh-
ter of Louis Agassiz has for eight years sup.
ported free kindergartens 111 . the poorest
quarters of Boston and Cambridge at a per-
sonal expense of 'SooVJOU
Miss Linda Gilbert has devoted fifteeu
years and most of her fortune to prison re-
form. She has established twenty-two
libraries in the prisons of different states and
found employment for U.OOU ex -convicts
"Mi's. Paran Stevens the American mil-
lionaire who has just come to London began
life as a waiter girl in a restaurant while her
husband started out as a stable boy" is the
way an English newspa)er alludes to JieW
York's prominent society leader.
Insurance statistics snow that the expecta-
tion of life of American women at 20 years
of age is 40.S years and of Englishwomen
precisely the same. After the age of 80 the
expectation of life among American women
exceeds considerably that of English women.
Pink teas are mora fashionable than green-
teas but are less common.
A breakfast salad recommended for this
time of year consists of lettuce hearts and
Without cold veal many a caterer would
bo much puzzled to know how to make
Dry toast and marmalade and a cup of
English breakfast tea is the Anglomaniac's
first meal of the day.
The eating of oranges grapes asparagus
and lettuce in public often tells what kind ol
man or woman you are
A Florida town has sent a petrified ham to
the Sub-Tropical exxsition and ull the rad-
road restaurants have an eye on it.
An antiquated egg will never poach but
can be utilized in any kind of an omelette a
fact that residents of botU R.scertaiued years
nnd years ago.
There is a remarkable consumption of wed-
ding cake now going on in the land and a
corresponding amount of nightmare and.
royal family dreams.
An authority says we should never eat
when we are angry "or even til humored un-
less we wish indigestion nnd dyspepsia all in.
one. Amiability should go with every
One who has had experience rises to re-
mark that veal is a very good thing in the-
abstrar but excessively dangerous in the
superfluity. Look not upon the veal when it
A New York lady who recently gave a
ball is said to hove hired a peranibulatory
coffee and cake vender to take his stand in
the street and distribute at her cost cakes
coffee and chocolate to the hack drivers and
to all others waiting on -her' invited guests.
CURIOUS THINGS OF LIFE. .
A Wichita baker displays the sign: "Eight
loves for f I."
A Xew England constable who has had
great experience with tramps says that be-
has never yet seen one with a bald bead.
The latest Arkansas sensation is a negro
baby with two heads and faces one arm and.
three legs upon which it stands tripod fash-
ion. A Louisville man called ou a tioteikeeper
in Buliitt county Ky. the oti:er day and
paid scveaty-tive cents for meals ha had eaten
fifteen years ago.
An old lady of 73 Uving ia Dooly cotmty
Ga. is able to perform the feat of dancing a.
jig with a tumbler of water balanced on ber
head without spilling a drop.
A paiisliioner stood u? in St. George's- f
church Loiton England reoently and for-
Lade the bans of a couple intending to be-
married. The ol ..lector was quietly requested
to go to the vestry at the close of the service
when it was learned that be grounded bis on-
position on the alleged fact that the tuatt
was in debt and cousequeutlv uot in a posi-
tion to be married.
L'tiea has a female baseball nine.
Von der Aha has offered Lcuisriile flS3t
for the release e! Pitcher Strattoo.
Ansou is scud to be only 40 years of Ege.
but he ue:s like mty oa the ball lieid.
B-v.ou has offered $10000 .fur the release
of Lardy Uiciaidsu. T'ue Detroit club re-
lusts tu se.i.
With proper training Catcher Bushon;
hopes u make a fine piteaer ou; of Bugflt
of thd Lrooklyus.
Mike Kelly's batting average is now a little
over .500. This is considerably more than
any other man in the League
Manager John Kelly of the I.ouisvillei
bos engaged the baseball grounds at the Hot
Springs uext season and will organize
team of twenty playeps for games there cd
Some of the Southern league players
worked on the management to let the reserve
privilege go by default. They wanted to b
left free to skip out at the end of tbe season.
1 he Southern league however Is paying
big salaries as any other and it would be
folly to carry expensive teams this season
without the reserve privilege
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