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w a. , i m' i i . a I a i, f W t V 1 v ..! I I " V J 1 CUNNING CONTRACTS. Investigating the Affairs or the Supervising Architect's Office. Brady In Cdnrt to Furnish Ball In An - " other Case Against Him. Coldblooded and UanroToktd Murder by a Cincinnati Al - .derman. TOllT WAYNE QAMBTTI$, WEDNESDAtt, JUNE '20,' 1883 Th MImisrIddI and Missouri Blrers .'.'.';. Still Blslng Trains V ''' '.'..'belayed,. One Moulder KIIU Another by a Ter-rifle Blow TTlth:Ill8 FIt. The Mistake Bev. Jenkins Made In Killing Iter. Borden, la Texas. More Failure In New York and cago The Hew Hampshire Senate rshlp. Chi - Funeral of the Tlotlms of the Victoria Ball Disaster at Sunderland. WASHINOTON. The la Illll Inveatlantl BraSy Oomrt Aaala Other Blatters. Washington, Juno 19. The Hill investigating committee reconvened this morning, and General Stinemetz was cross - examined. Question "If yon should take one atone In any one course and apply It to the Standard coat which rules under the contract througn tne wnoie ouua - IhgJ and that stone should be a very large one with a great deal of surface cutting, would It not show as compared with a smaller stone an excessive oast which would rather be apparent than! real ?" Answer "It would not be possible to compare a 12 - ton plaster which re quired mucn lavor 10 move it uu a cost of 6 ner fot with a small stone requiring but very little cutting and coating not half so much." Illll "But that is what the contract aalia for." Witness "Then all I have to say Is there was not much sense in sucn a contract," Thomas stated one element for cutting and dressing was the extreme low price for whloh rough stone was obtained by the government. The defense wished to snow this was one reason for the letting of more than one contract for liberal cutting. Coleman "While It may be satisfaction to the publlo that the government .lmne Instance did not sutler througbi contract, It la certainly Improper lo Admit the government could recompense a losing contractor by making another contract with him througn which the government must be loser,'!Thomas put a hypothetical question, based on the assumption that a certain number of daya were required under the fifteen per cent, contract to cut a certain stone, and elicited the reply: "I would not take the work of any sculptor or stonecutter who had been working under '.he fifteen per cent, contract. It would not be a safe estimate to base a contract on." Thomas "Suppose he could mot help it?" - Coleman "Then I - would give the buildings away and be done with It." Witness said his estimates of the cost of cutting stone for the I'hllsdel - fihla building have been exceedingly lberal. Coleman wished to extend the Inquiry to contracts for publlo buildings at Boston, St. Louis and Cincinnati, but Thomss Immediately objected going into other' branch institutions till the Philadelphia building was disposed of. Coleman said it would not be fair to take; the Philadelphia contract as a criterion for others, for they were different. He bad looked over the facts for the Bt. Louie and Cincinnati buildings, and as a lawyer must admit he bad never seen so much cheek displayed except in the amount of fees taken by the government counsel in the star route oases. The prosecution Eroposed to show not only'one fraud ut scores, and systematic plundering of the government In the erection of publlo buildings lie said In the Bt Louis contracts it can be shown that the contractors were already getting a. greater price for rough stone than Its market value, and till in making modified contracts the same excessive allowances were made for dressing atone. The' prosecution expected to prove that $60,000. were, raised and used in Washington to fix these contracts In the Interest of contractors. It would be useless to prove this fact, unless the. prosecution first be permitted to show the government suffered by the execution ot these contracts. Chairman New stated the commit tee: after considerable reflection, had decided, for the present to confine the Inquiry. - to the .Philadelphia public building - me commute Oia not no - lleveS they 'should investigate the rulings of a former secretary of the treasury,' or the act of a former supervising architect, but .should endeayor to ascertain wbetner or no mil bad been guilty of fraud or corruption in Office, n . . Coleman said he nronoeed to errnw .there was nothing, in the opinion of the attorney - general or in tne decis ion of the secretary of the treasury that warranted. the execution of these contracts In the manner In which they fJTAA AYaWltlravl. Hon. Kenneth 'itayrior, solicitor of .the treasury; was. next i.csuea Dy tne prosecution. ;IIe' testified in' eflect that there is do statute which authoi - Iced the supervising architect of the treaaurt to make contracts for and on behalf of tie government: that no money can be expended upon nubile buildings until the plane and estimates have been approved by the secretary ot the treasury. The power to make contracts could not be delegated to the supervising architect. Coleman then preferred spectflo charges against Illll for making extravagant contracts with Daniel French, son of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury French, for furnishing statuary for the Philadelphia build ing, and asked the committee to order IIUl to produce all papers bearing upon the matter. The committee so ordered and ad journed. llilADY IN OOORT. General Brady came Into the criminal court room thin morning for the purpose of furnishing ball for his appearance to answer the charges contained in the ludlctinent charging blm With receiving money while second assistant postmaster - general as a'oon SIderatlon for Increasing certain star route service. Judge Wylle said the verdlot In the trial just ended would probably be a eumoient reason ror va cating the bond given by General Brad v. In this case the original In dictment remained, but as be understood it was nearly Identloal with the one already disposed of. he thought it should be abandoned. Kerr said the government rt.d not firopose trying that Indictment, and f the court thought it should be die missed he would not object. As Mer - ttok was "not present.' however, he asked that any aotlon in that matter be postponed till Saturday. GENERAL NOTES. Postmaster - General Greeham has returned and was at the department to - day. The cabinet meeting was attended by all the members except the attorneyattorney - general, who was out of the city. The question of consolidation of the revenue districts was not considered. BUSINESS breaks; The secretary of war has Informed Secretary Teller that the military have taken all neoeBsary precautious to expel Captain Payne In the event of another raid by his party on Okla - homo lands, Indian' territory. The president nas appointed the following cadets at large to the West Point military academy: Manning J. Logan Illinois, son of General Logan ; Andrew Curtln Quay, of Pennsylvania, and Pierreport Ishani, of Illinois. The president bad another consulta tion with Secretary Folger to - day on the subject of the proposed consolida tion of Internal revenue districts. It Is understood that for all states excent Indiana and New Jersey the plans af reorganization nave already been sgieed on. The superintendent of the railway mail service received to - day a dispatch from Grafton, W. Va., stating that train No. 8. on the Baltimore A Ohio railroad. leaving Grafton for Baltimore last evening, was wrecked seven miles east of Grafton and the postal car badly broken. The western mall Is elgl.t hours late, JENKINS' MISTAKE. Examination af Hey. Jcaklaa lor Kill ing Bev. Bordea. New Orleans. June 19. The Picayune's Mansfield, La., special says: The preliminary examination nas begun or liev. ilenjamln T, Jenkins for the murder of Bev. J. Line Borden. Immediately after the shooting of Borden by Jenkins, 'district - attorneyattorney Hall wrote John 8. Butler, rather ot the young lady whose name Is Involved In the matter, giving him the particulars of the traced v and the alleged cause being the ruin of hia daughter. Butler replied : "There Is not one word or truth in the charsre J'ou refer to. I regret very much that enklns took up such an Idea. My daughter says she said nothing to Mr. JCnKlns tnat he possibly could Infer any thlngjjf Jhe kindJ' Tne ricayune's Alexandria snecial sends a statement made by Miss Mary Butler as follows: "I hereby deny having made at any time a confession to Benjamin J. Jenkins, Jr.j that Mr. Borden had III treated me. When asked By Mr. Jenkins if Mr. Borden had treated me badly, I told him yes. lie then asked In what way. T told him I can't tell you, but you can think any way you wish. The only indignity ever offered to me by Borden was In the library about ten daya ago, when I was thero for some books, when he apprpached me and attempted to put his hands upon me. I Immediately left the room and was never In his presence alone again during the remainder of mv stav at Manaflnht. This conduct to me by Mr. Borden Was never mentioned by me to any one but ray mother. It may be stated Miss Butler has a father and two brothers to protect her honor, if such protection had. been necessary. She Is eighteen years of age, handsome and unusually Intelligent. A younger sister was at the Mansfield seminary mm tici. .leumuH seems zm nave been suffering frOm a hallucination when he fired the fatal shot." n i a New naaipuhire Menatarslttp. Concobd, June 10. First ballot in the senate to - day for United btates senator: Rollins, 10; Harry Bins - ham, 6; J. W. Patterson, 2; A. F. Stevens, 8; J. F. Briggs. 1 ; Oilman Marston, 1: William Ladd. 1. The senate to - day, by a vote of 12 to 10, decided to eleot but one United Btates senator at this session. The first ballot in the house resulted: Whole number, 05: heces - S5fy ,t0a choice. 160; Rollins, 117; Uarriy Bimrhaiu,U5; James F. Briggs, 27; James W. Patterson t 2( i Oilman Marston, 9 5 Charles II, Bell, 1 ; M, W. Tapbam, 1; Aaron F. Stevens, 16. tepahlleaa Ilarmear la Hew Vark. Nhw Vork, June 19.The Republican central committee this evening adopted the plan of reorganization prepared by the committee of eighteen. The only changes made lu it by the executive committee are that the proposed enrollment be mad in. November after the gen - election, Instead; of September, and that all who call themselves Itetmhh. cans, whether they, belong to district organisations or not, maybe enrolled. UneaslaeM at Cbleaca - Ka.rth.ert Mas - peasloaa la NewlYavk. Chicago, June 19. Wheat suffered a deollne in this market this morn I ok. owing to very heavy offerings and re sulted In a temporary aeciine or ix u 2 cents per bushel. Afterward it was learned that this was occasioned by M. U. Nichols A Co., who have been on the bull side of the market, closing out their deals. , A rumor followed that the firm, which Is rated as an exceptionally strong one, had failed. This afterward was conclusively denied, Mr. Nichols In person making the announcement on 'change that the firm had closed out all Its deals, and was ready, to meet all demands. The effect of the statement was suoh as to Immediately Improve the tone of the market. Peck & Boucher, who have been deallnn - ln lard, suspended this morn ing, and their troubles are supposed to be due to the recent collapse in the market. John It Beheley has been appointed receiver for the firm t McGeoch, Kverlncbam A Co., and all settle ments will necessarily be made through him. New York. June 19. R. II. Parks & Co - , have just announced their sua - pension to the stock exchange, owing to the failure of M, S. Nichols & Co., ofChhago. The suspension is only temporarily. A statement is refused and no particulars given. It Is stated on the streets that the failure is due tothefaot that M. S. Nichols & Co. threw out drafts of the former to the extent of $40,000. Parks & Co. claim to have a balance to their oredlt at Chicago of $76,000. At the stock ex - ohanxe 1,000 shares of stock, including Jersey Central, Union Pacific, Louisville and Nashville, Wabash preferred and Rock Island were closed under the rule for the account of Parks fc Go. M. P. Nichols A. Co. are authority for the statement that the rumored troubles of Parks A Co., at New York, who represented the Chicago firm in the metropolis, and the consequent fear that the knowledge of that fact would precipitate a heavy call for margins, caused them to close out their deals on the Chicago board In as rapid order as possible, whtoh wan done. They intimated that the Parks failure was not due to any aotlon of theirs. The schedule In assignment by Max Lllllantbal, tobacco dealer, of Water Street, to Meyer Overbach was filed to - day. Liabilities, $28,088; nominal assets, $38,952; actual assets, $10,690. Plattamouth, In' Nebraska, says the river fell 1U Inohes there this after noon. Most of the trains east and north are still Interrupted. The Alton trains to Chicago and St. Louis are running as usual, alto the Missouri Paolflo to St. Llula. The Hannibal sent out Its passengers to - night going four miles down the river by ferry to Randolph and there transferring. No trains On the Rook Island to - night, although they came In this morning uy a roundabout route. The wabasb, the Council Bluffs and the Burlington to Denver have been abandoned since Saturday. The Missouri Paolflo track north - i Is also - ' submerged The' resumption of trains will depend oh the rise or fall of the river. Helena, Ark., June 19. The rise of the river is tteady and alarmingly great. The guage shows a rise of seven Inches a day, with something lets than eight feet below high water. Much of the bottom country is already suffering. Bt. Louis, June 19. The river rose nlne.lnches at this point to - day, and the guage to - night marked thirty - seven feet seven inches. FOREIGN NEWS. Qlnelaaatl SPORTING. Tl4e nail. ItMI - BlH Paaaeaaer Tralaa Wrecked. Albany, June 19, The Steamboat express train, owing to a misplaced switch, ran In a siding and struck a box car under which John Wallace, master mechanic, and William Hay - ner, yard master, of the Delaware & Hudson Canal company were fe pair - lug a truck. The two men were killed. Jjaihmorl, June 19. Passenger train No. a on the Baltimore A Ohio railroad, due at Baltimore at 7:45 this morning - from the west, was derailed near Irontown, nine miles east of Grafton, at 10:30 last night by striking a tree that a violent storm raging at the time had blown on the track. - The engine, baggage and express cars were thrown from the track and damaged, and one truck of each passenger car was derailed. The engineer and baggage master were in jured, but not eriouely. None of the passengers were nurt. A. delay or seven hours followed. ,Tanerala brthe VletartaUall Vletlata Other Nws. Sunderland, June 19. The nam her of deal lis from the catastrophe at Victoria linn has now reached 202, The funerals of a great many of the victims took place to - day. The streets are crowned witn sympathetic people, amongst wnom many were in mourning. The blinds of houtes were drawn, and the church In which the funeral services were held had a black flag at half - mast. One hundred free graves were prepared In one cemetery for the reception of victims, exoluslveof those for which the parents' children who lost their lives will nay. Flftv - four bodies Were Interred In this cemetery to - day and thirty - one In a smaller cemetery. Large numbers of generous subscriptions are arriving in Sun derland from different parts to help pay me runerai expenses 01 tne unfortunate' children. Among the subpcr lo tions la 100 from Andrew Cornesie. of New York. The balance of the fund, after the funeral expenses have been defrayed, will be devoted to children convalescent at heme. BIO BALL. Cronstadt, June 19. Admiral Baldwin, United States navy, gave a grand ball on board hit flag ship, the Lancaster, Monday evening. The festivities lasted until 8 o'clock Tuesday morning and was brilliant, the company Including all the foreign ambassadors at St. Petersburg as well as M. Waddlngton, specUl represent ative or France at the coronation; Van Nuetelll, papal nuncio at Vien na, who represented the pope; Dealers, Russian foreign minister, and vice - Admiral unestaKow, or tne itus eiau navy. Steaheavllle'a Mhake Up. MAnUJHTUUl,, VB11W, atuuv u. Hundreds of people visited the scene of the cyclone to day and viewed with astonishment the destruction of property In the city.' The storm appears to have formed about a mile west of here, lb Union cemetery, and moving eastward until it reached High hill, overlooking the northern portion of the city, when it descended with terrific force, damagluKVof destroying everything in' Its path M It swept across the city, .a. distance or hail a mile, and plunged Into the waters of the Ohio river, Jlfllng them up ta:the Bimpe 01 a water spout a instance 01 100 feet. .To - day. photographlo Views are Ixilng taken 'of the scene of dc - struction. The - Ions Is estimated at $ 2.000 to $15,000. The most remarkable thing it the fact that no oe was lnj u red. and .the storm passed Over a thickly inhabited portion of the city and its path swept some of the finest residences.'' " " ".," .lii in' " 1 "ami"" " v Vaprovoked Hunter - ay a ClaelanaU 3 Alderman. Cicinnati. June 19. Alderman John J, Kelly this evening shot and fatally, wounded, James ,Toal .at, fire engine house No. 6, nearVina street. Bystanders say Toal cameurii laugh - ingsna exenangeu nata wuiiwJieiiy: who immediately acted as if Insulted and warned Toal not to fool with him. Tpal assured him he waa only in fun. out. iveiiy arew a revolver ana deliberately fired, the ball, a 44 calibre bulldog, crashing through Teal's left arm and went into hi side near the heart. Kelly tried to fire a second shot, but was prevented by Detective Mead, wno received the hammer on bis hand as it fel 1 for the second : shot. Toal . IS still living, but unoonscipus. Kelly was immediately arrested. He has been in a number of minor brawls: In 1876 he was convicted and punished for procuring an illegal vote, He has been an alderman a number of years, 1 wav - - a Shafsr Hurder Trial Aa Ia4lgaaat a4. SpMUl Tlram. Warsaw, Ind June 19. The second trial of John Sbafer, for the murder of William Hull, commenced here Monday morning.. No new evidence has as yet beenr brought to light. It was thought by all concerned, and especially by the lawyers on both sides, that the case ended this week. " ." Ci J. ''" x V A while girl of this place waa found roaming with a colored man last night. Both tvere .. arrested by. Marshal Tucker and lodged in Jail. The girl's father is very much enraged,and threatens the, negro with violence.; B ivsra MUll tUmlmf, . Kansas City, Jane 19. The situation along the river, has' not materially changed to - day. The water has risen about . eight Inches since last night, and thia morning is nearlysta - tlonary. .' ' r " : A dTepajtch from Brownsville, below HARDHITTER - Oae SlaalSer Hills aaather by a Blow From Ilia VlsC Orrvillb, Ohio, June 19. About 8 o'clock this morning, at the stove and metallo burial case company's foundry, of this place, two moulders entered Into a controversy over some tools, when Frank McNamara struck James Cannon a terrible blow In the face with his fist which resulted in his death a few minutes after receiving the blow. Cannon arrived In this lace a few daya ago from Wooster. le was employed by the foundry company as foreman, and went on duty this morning, having, been at work but a few minutes when the .trouble took place. The deceased wasabout forty - five years of age and was a married man, but has not been living with his wife for several years. He was a member of the G. A. R, Gwlu post, of Wooster. McNamara made safe his escape as soon as be. waa aware of what he had done, and up to this writing has not been captured; Large crowds are In hot pursuit and hopes are entertained that he will soon be overtaken and - brought to - Justlcer - A post mortem examination Is being held this evening, but the ooroner wU withhold his verdlot until to morrow. m tSearehlac for Bynald. Milwaukee, June 19 The police are looking for c. G. Bynald, who eloped yesterday with the wife of his brother, isrnest. They lived at Me nominee, Mlcbr.ona farm, but C;G. Bynald, persuaded Ernest to sell his place and start for Portland, Oregon. They arrived here Saturday and the brothers started on a little spree,' when v. u, uynaid got possession 01 Ernest's pocket - book, containing $600, and he and Mrs. Erneet Bynald disappeared." It seems that Ernest bad not seen his brother for twenty years. they having separated in Germany when. mere lads,' , , - .; ' " '"" r By .Drewae,' B1M0UI TUcrmi '" u' Dkoatur, June; 19. About 11 O'clock this morning a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Stoops, while In the river bathing near the Chicago & Atlantic railroad bridge, wvirowHed, His body waa recovered about 1 o'clock this afternoon, a short distance from the bridge.' . iBeireaae Jpalllac Off, MilWAUkbh, June 1. Friends of May of Stow ell find consolation in the fact that the receipts at police court in tueaoape orunes ror petty onenses In theorst quarter of - 1882 1 were over $3,(100, while for th first; quarter of 1883. which Is since' the concert sa loons was closed, the receipts are only apoui ,fi,wv .., .rg A Chleaao SWladler. j . yfuaifUQTbn, Del.fJune 19. - II.' uiaytaie, 01,117 Htate street j umcago, has victimised several' people by bor rowing money and giving in exchange drafts on western banks which are comlnir iback dishonored, lie has Uttu supposed for Philadelphia or . It S pi 1 Ira at Vpwr Maadaaky. UrPEB SANDUSXV,0hlo, June 19 Ii. ueiismnn's nur mm and two pn vato residences burned, caused by spontaneous combuUion. Twenty - five other bqlldlngs'canght fire, but were extinguisnea. - xioss,iii),uwj .insur ancey$?5000. j CINCINNATI RACKS. Cincinnati, June 10. Chester park running races, second day. Weather breezy and dear, attendance fair and track lumpy. First race, for all ages, mile and a auarter dash; Lord Edward, first; lean, second ; Emlle Boulter, third; Little Emily, Fourth. Time, 2:17k - The Second race, Ladles' stakes for two year olds.three - quarter mile dash, Granite won by a neck ahead of Miss Yates, second; Asoalon, third. Time, Hie. Third, race, for all ages: mile heats Summary 1 Edwin A, 2. 1. Ir Barhev Aaron, 1, 2. 2; Whirlwind, distanced. Time, l.MVjj7.!48Yli4IW. TOLEDO BACKS., Toledo.. June 19. The summer meetluir of the Tri - State trottinsr as. soelalion commenced to - day. ' Fine weather, good track and fair attend ance. 2:84 class: Alesronn. 1. 1. 1 Nettle T, if n n. mm - 'i,,' . I V V .' .T Blanche U., 8, 7, .7, Time, 2:3l2:D2! 2 :87. , 2:85 class: Tony Newell, 1, 1. lj Cyclone. 2, a, 2) WlUls Woods, 8, 8. Time, 2:29tf,2:S0X.3:81i. BASE BALL. Port HunoN, June 19. Qulnoy, fl; Port Huron, 2 Boston, June 19. Phlladelphlas,8; Boston, 9. ' St. Louis. June 19. Rt. - w - - , , iiietropoiuans, z. Columiius. June 19. Columbus. 6: Allegheny, 2. Toledo. June 19. Toledo. 7: Springfield, 0. Louisville. June 19. Eo Inse. 15: Baltimore, 2. Cincinnati, June 19. Cincinnati, 7; Athletics, 0. at Heaten to Deatli by Baash. Detroit, June 10. Early this morning Martin Brophy whose home Is n New Haven, north of Owassa, waa beaten to death at Owassa by Jack Phelps, or Phillips, and Arthur Htelnhoft, two individuals who had been on a heavy carouse. Meeting Brophy on the street they struck him and then chased htm. Owing to the hour Brophy was unable to find pro tection. He was overtaken and beaten until insensible, dying soon after the ruffians left him. StelnhoQ was ar rested, and officers, are In pursuit of rneips. uroony was an industrious and respeoable man. ' 1 Decrease la the SUaw of Oil. OilCitt. June 19 The Derrick this morning published a stock re port, showing a decrease in oil in the upper fields of 143,343 barrels during the month of May. SHIFTS TO LIVE. .1 '4 The Phllalathoaji Beanloa. Last evening the above society held Its annual reunion In the M. E. college chapel, whioh was finely decorated. Several ministers and prominent citizens were on the stage, while the audience was a very large one. The address ef welcome was delivered by Mr. G. 0, Stemen, and was a fine effort. The addressof the evening was by Judge Taylor on the topic, "work." He dwelt on the dignity of labor, and his effort was an eloquent one. The valedictory was delivered by Mr. J. R. Sites. The musical fea tures of the occasion were the exquisite singing of Miss Princess L. Clark, the piano duet by Professor Joost and Miss Lillle, and the chorus staging by the college class. Miss Bryant's recitation and reading of , the humor ous selection. "Tho bald - beaded man," was loudly spplsuded. larlr Slavery In South Carolina. Aooordingly, in South Carolina, tke negros - erwoTkod"tirdeatIr, - Bndtksr relations between the slave .and hit master were very different from what they were in Virginia and Maryland. The negroes in South Carolina were simply heathen savages; wedlock was almost unknown among them; tliey wero kept in brute - like ignoranoe, and were - often treated with barbarous cruelty; , Consequently, instead of beoom - intt Roftanad in disnoaition and Dartiollv civilised, like their brethren in Mary land and Virginia, these negroes were as ugly asd ferocious as any tribo of. savages in Africa. Like, tho dog that U used to being kicked, they were always ready to snarl and. bito. Thev. Jwero a dangerous class of society, prone 1AJ (XJJIUUie UlUlUVUl V1U1UI1UV, tuiu Ml mi away or rise in rebellion when occasion offered. In the oourso of the eighteenth century, there were several alarming insurrections, which were suppressed with atrocious barbarity. The planters lived in perpetual terror. - A sort of standing army, in the euapo of a well - driUed mUitU 8,000 strong, was kept oontinually or duty, and part of the business of this militia was to visit all the plantations and soarch the negro quarters for concealed weapons. They were also authorized to flog any stray negro they might chance to meet, without stopping to ask questions. For the murder of a master or ovcrsoer negroes were sometimes burned at the stoke, or exposed in an iron cage and left to starve. John Fitke, inJIat - yer' a Magazine. ' He vYasV Minister. When M. Thiers was at the summit o! hit glory as President of the French republic, he went to spend some days in Marseilles, his native city. There he mot an old school companion, a poor .humble man who had never taken the slightest interest in political conoerns. They: - ' greeted cook other i with, effusion. "And what are you doing?" asked Thiers, "Raising cattle." Then they talked a long while of their youth, of memories' pleasant to - both. Finally, "And what do you do in Paris 1" asked the old' friend.' M. Thiols, somewhat wounded in his a?nour proprtf, and not wishing, under the circumstances, to avow his high, rank, contented himself with replying: "I am" Minister." What I you have become a Protestant 1" exclaimed, in stupefaction; tho :00m psaion, of his youth, , Xood for Two Weeks for the Impeou. nlous fbr a Dollar. .. Cfclcago Inter Oi - can. The next young man to oontddor is he who Is out of employment, and whom slender store of currency will by no means Iwar lieayy draughts. Even for him tlioro Is fat - ne. lift hioa htm to the littlo restaurant on wheels, where "a piooo of pie Is giron with every 15 - ccnt mool." He meets with rebuffs, and discouragements and hi appetite Is net strong. He can get a good meal for 10 cents,, and perhaps two a day satisfy Us hunger. Or he can go to the beer saloon . where a "bust, ness luncli" Is given for 10 cents, in the high est stylo, of Qerman cookery. Strange as H may soem to many, a young man, haying bis lodging secured, can live pretty, well fpr two weeks upon a dollar. yVhen even this falls and the "Little Shor - manM la top cxpensiye, tho friondloss ' young, man begins iipon a career of free lunches. It is a fact that a. thousand .'young men, and old ones, too, for that mattor, live exclusively upon free lunches In this city, There area number of well - known boor . saloons ; that Set out at various hours of the' day lunches that ought to satisfy any hungry man. With a nickel to buy a gloss of boor, tho unfortunate man can in several "grabs'' make quite a hearty meaL A waiter stands at the board behind a huge cold roast Of Iwof, and as the visitor approaches with his ploco of bread ready spread with mustard, lio carves oil a slice of meat and lays it upon tho bread. . It in then tliat tho flno tirork of tho f roe - lunch flend commences. lie deftly claps a second sllco of brood upon the lmer. mull no - a. onn.I. wlcb. Then ho spreads more mustard on the top piece of bread and puts on o piece of clieee. Another piece of bread goes on that, and the top is neatly rounded with half a red herring. Tho free - lunch artlxt then, holding in his left iiRiiu wnac is Known In saloon pari "thro&fitory" Bondwlch, eats a oou onions, and takes half odoeon fori Inked beans. .rluiioe as a ooudIo of raw forks fnll of If there Is anything else on tho table that ho thinks we would like he takes a pick at it, such as "liver wurst ,' friend liver, or pickled tripe. All the time ho lias held his precious sandwich in his loft hand, and now turning to the bar he find his glass of beer awaiting him, and between gulps be puts ' away that specimen of architecture. If this man is really and truly, and sure enough hungry, he turns again to the Ixmrd until he receives a warning look from tho carver or barkeeper, when ho goes away, and if he has another nickel he procoods to the next saloon, where ho can complete his rejMuit. Many beer saloons, from 8 to 0 o'clock in the afternoon, give away hot sausage known to Ger - mjlllHM "IVAin.l - WIlKt D DK,1 Ia An.nlAn as "boiloddog." With (hoso lsgiven a couple - of small pieces of bread and unlimited mustard. The nun who is acquainted with the - saloons on tho south side, and has a sufficiency of nickels, con find a free lout!: - r every hour in tho day and night, and retire to bed comfortably drunk and bilious as a profestwr of literature. A Pair ot Army Mboen. St. Nicholas. There was another poor fellow, a very small man, who had received a very largo jiair of shoes, and had not yet been able to effect any exchange. One day the sergeant wag drilling tho company on the facings right face, left, foco, right - about face and, of course, watched his men's feet clnooly to see that they went through the movements promptly. Noticing one pair of feet down the line that never budged at the command, the sergeant rushed up to the possessor of them, with drawn sword, and In menacing tones demanded: "What do you mean by not facing about, when I tell youf 111 have you put in the guard - house. "Why, I did, sergeant!" said the trembling recruit. "You did not, sir! Didn't I watch your feetf They never moved an inch." "Why, you see, said the poor fellow, "my shoes are so big that they dont turn . when I da I go through the motions on the inulde - of thorn." , ' ' Charles A. Dana Vr Presides. Albany Times. Several of our esteemed contemporaries are - opening the dull season in politics by suggesting the name of Charles A Dana as Dem - poratlo candidate for, president .Que or two go eo far as to intimate that fr. Dona is earnestly seeking the nomination; but to those who know him nothing can be more - absurd, and all attempts to square the utter - ancos of The Sun by such a theory are simply and wholly ridiculous. We have no doubt Mr. Dana would make an excellent president, much better than some we have had, and very likely better than the one who will next assume the choir, no matter what his name. Uut to be president of the United States and editor of The Hun at the same - time Is too much to expect of one man; and in order to become the one Mr. Dana must cease to bo tlio other. - This would be asking too great a sacrifice, both of Mr. Dana hinwelf and of the fair physical health will do for president of the United States; but there Is not one man m a minion wno could eajt, as Mr, Dana does, Tho Sun. ' ' ' Conkllns's Itet'crt, Speaking of extenntor" Conkllng's quick - noes of mind during a debatxy John F. Smyth said recently! "Mr. Conkllng was equally swift of mind In replying to those who were rash enough to) question him In political moot - '' Inge, I remember that when lie was a young man he was once Interrupted during a speech at Utlca by a fellow who bawlod out: 'Do you want me to marry a block wencbT Conk - ling pretendod not to hoar the remark distinctly, and said with great polteneasof, man - , ner; 'Will the gentleman Who asked me a question hove tho kindness to come forward and repeat Itf Thellepublicans who were - present cried out: 'Turn him out, turn him out. 'Oh, no, don't turn him out; I'm sure tho - gentleman asked some , question which deserves a reply t let him come forward,' said Mr. Conkling. Bo they pushed the fellow forward to the , middo of too hall, where he puffed out his chest and said defiantly: 'Do you want, me to, marry a black woman!" Conkllng looked the man over, carefully for about throe minutes. M,wnJ,' ho silent that you could have heard a pin drop. Then he ' said with a drawl) 'Do I want you to marry a black Woman! No, I cant say that I do X have too much compassion for - the black, woman. ? BI ' Mtery. yirglala atyrEnterprise. The big fish of Lake TaJioe again ma3Tua . appearance day before yesterday. He 'suddenly rose bt front if the steanW, Btanf ord and dlspuled her passage. There Was quih a rough tustle far about ton, minutes, when the fish leapod upward and snapping' off the bowsprit ient away with It lh his mouth As tlio nsh is making so much trouble the owners ' of stoarneni will send below for a harpoon to kill it. Heretofore this flh has only been seen two or three times in the past twoaty - 'ilve yeivri In IWW he attacked a lariro bunt and dnwiif - i four Canadians, sinoi which tine ho hti not beon soon till this year; " f ',';.' - 3'vliiJl tM&ml J &kMtei l

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