The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on March 4, 1895 · 10
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 10

San Francisco, California
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Monday, March 4, 1895
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TIIE EXAMINER, SAN FRANCISCO: .MONDAY SIOKJNIJN; 31AKCII 4. 1895. 10 PRIZE FIGHTSJN SUNDAYS. Degrading and Sanguinary Exhibition in the Presence of Children of Both Sexes. REGULAR SABBATH OCCURRENCE. The Most Disgraceful Scenes Enacted in a Thickly Populated Section in the Open Air. Tbe regular Sua day morning prize-fight took place in a vacant lot near Ninth and Brannaa atreet yeaterdar morning. The police, ai customary, knew nothing about it. The Bill waa remarkable for ita very aaofuinary nature and the total absence of the police. Blood and beer flowed with equal freedom. Every bunday for the past a!z months the aporta south of Market atreet have regaled themselves with these exhibitiona of pugilism, and on no occasion have they met with any interference. The reoa ia located south of the railroad track, THE SCENE NEAR THE FOOT OF M WmW oil wn ON THE BIG SEWER-PIPE THAT PARTLY- HIDES .THE PRIZE-RING. FROM THE VJEW OF A POLICE-OFFICER, ' SHOULD ONE Bti IN THE VICINITY. ' ' ' " ' - ' - Skttciitd from a snapshot taken hy an Ezamintr photrgrapltfr. and although it cannot be seen from Ninth atreet, It is easily accessible from all sides. Tbe immediate surroundings are peculiarly appropriate. On one side ia the large wooden sewer running from Mission atreet to the bay. On another side is the iron-pipe sewer on a trestle that eomea from the Potrero. On the top of the pipe sit the children-little boys and little girls while the blood flows in the ring and the foul language of the crowd adds pollution to the already vitiated air. As a result of this the children in that part of town are better acquainted with the language of the prize-ring than many old rounders. Wben aport is slack; when, for instance, the knock-out eomea before the crowd'a taste for blood is satisfied, a couple of small boys can always be coaxed to fight for a dollar and help out the programme. Tbe fight yesterday was between Jerry Collins and Mike Henessey. Collins was one of the principals last Sunday, on which occasion ha fought a man named Drlscoll and severely hurt bin thumb. But he came to time yesterday ready for Henessey. The crowd gathered as usual tn a neighboring saloon, and wben the purse was made up they went to tbe aoona of battle. Tbe children followed la the rear, holding each other's hands. IS CSXECESSART PHOCEEDISO. A picket was dropped at the foot of Ninth street, another waa sent to the railroad track, and the body of men went to the chosen spit among the sewera. Several bottles of beer were oarried In the crowd, but many were emptied before the battle-ground was reaohed. The bottles, however, were not thrown away, as on for- jner occasions they bad proved useful when . tbe fighting became free-for-all. Collins and Henessey speedily stripped to the waist, and a young man, whose hair - was eombed down over his forehead till It early reached his nose, stepped into prominence. "Let's see yer gloves, gen'elmen," he aid with a show of sarcasm. The "gen'elmen" put out their bare, hard fists and tbe dude of Brannaa atreet, who was aoting as referee, pronounced everything "in preper shape." The friends of the fighters poured some beer down their throats by way of stimulant and then they announoed their readiness to proceed. "Hold on a Jiffy," shouted some one who was leaning against the sewer-pipe. The cause of the delay was at once seen. A man was hurrying across the track, carry ir.g a young fellow on his back. The pair arrived at the scene, and with the help of a couple of others the young man, who ap peared to be suffering greatly, was placed on the ground with his back against the trestle, Collins' ooat being used for a cushion. SOT DSTEfltlED BT A BROKE LEO. Tbe latest comer was evidently a f averlte. Tbe crowd stood back ao that he could watch tbe proceedings unobstructed, and three of them offered him beer. . Two of tbe offers were accepted immediately, tbe offer et the third was postponed for a few minutes. " Well, you see," said the young fellow In answer to question, " I made up my mlad I waa going to see tbls scrap. Jerry'a me fren' and I want to see him wiu. Whai's tbe matter wl' me leg I Well, yer see I wuz flg-btin' down 'ere raeself six weeks ago and I got trowed so heavy I broke me leg. But I'm game, yer so, and ao I got me chunf to pack me down 'ero on bis back. I'd break me leg again to aee Jerry win." Tbe children on the sewer-pipe beard the young man's story and cheered blm for bis bravery, and one little follow about six years of age yelled "You're a lulu, you are." With thia expression the "lulu" seemed very pleased and reached for bis third bottle of beer. " Divvy," cried a youngster when H was about half empty. . "D dlf I don't," said the man with the broken leg, looking alcft. He passed the bottle to a bystander. It was transferred to the little men and women on the high pipe, and balf-a dozen childish throats were moistened with the beer. Then the battle began, after each of the principals had taken a copious draught from a whisky flask. The men rusbod at each other as tbe highly perfumed referee called "time." There was no attempt at scientific display. The men bad been matched because they bad an old grievance that they bad long wanted to settle, and it was evident they intended to settle it to their own satisfaction. NINTH STREET DURING THE Hard blows were given and received with lightning rapidity. There was no at-tempt,aor apparently even a avoid punishment. Each man evidently thought he could stand all the other could give, and devoted all his energy to bslng offensive. At the end of five minutes blood was streaming down both faoes, and after the slogeing bad continued for about ten minutea more the referee ordered a halt The combatants' facos were wiped off, more whisky waa poured down their throat and they faced each other again. The fighting was not quite so furious, as the men, and especially Henessey, were badly winded. Collins was acknowledged to bo the best man, presumably on account of the streams of blood that were pouring down bis face and over his entire body. The pugilists were tied up with bandages and walked away with their friends to the saloon they came from. The young man with the broken leg was placed on his friend's back and taken home rejoicing in Jerry'a victory, and the ohildren dispersed. talking about the elegant way that Collins drew Henessey' blood and tbe agreeable taste of the sick man's beer. Mr. Hamilton, who Uvea close to the scene of these brutal exhibitions, intend to lodge a complaint with the Chief of Police to-day. He will ask to have them stopped, if only for the moral benefit of the children. FOR THE A. R. U. BENEFIT. Miscellaneous Entertainment at Mayor Sutro's Baths. A fairlr largs audience gathered In Mayor Sutro's vast bathing estsbllsliinent to attend an entertainment fer the benefit of tbe American Railway Union. The committee In charge of the aft-rnoon's programme consisted of V. Macarthur, W. W. Craig, Charles Letterkurtz, S. Lyser and F. A. Smith. The California Theatre band of forty pieces furnished the musie and a very Interesting anuailc performance wan presented. Dana Thompson and Mai Ua had a 100-yard race tn toe water the former winning; then W. Smith and Alexander Pap triad conclusions ai fifty yards tbe latter wlnnine. Members 01 tne racinc ana Olympic clubs gave an exhibition of trick and faucy swlmmmn and Meaare, Klnc, Gay, Murphy and Green with tne only Kaco uia nigaaivtuc acd other aquatic feat-. The second pert or the programme waa aa follows: "You Can't Play in Mr Yard." Miss Grade PiaUted ; " Heart Bowed Dow," Joha J. Kaftael; Miss Alice Ncilsen ; Prodlaal hon," ferns Hartnian: Motto Son. John P. Wilson; "American Patrol," B yer. The entertainment closed with a sparring eknl-bliion by tne following gentlemen: J. Kucy and C Reno, S. Lyser and S. Akers, Alex Orruglna u fw viHf, V'liariun uaiHCKri ana r . smitn. All Frwna Aatwral rati art. , Ttarre subjects were placed In the Morgue yesterday. James Flynn, who died from natu ral eatises at the Hou of Correction. James King, an infant from 10 Adelaide street, and jacinta Abalos, who uled at 44!t Broadway from tuberculosis. No Inqnesta will be made. Brat ! Ma a tjuratln. Pat Collins, the wife murderer, was taken to San Quentln yesterday, to be hung on May 3d. His two little eon visited htm at the County Jail before his reffloval. He waa a atoiid and indifferent when told to prepare for bi trip he was during bis trial. Ex-P"tniaier c. W. Roby of Portland Is at the Paiac-. AMERICA LEADS THE W3RLX Just sewttn tn Teas. Coffees. Fntcr. Chlnawar. Crockery. Glassware sld hy ids et Amticii Impoktixu Tsa Co's Stosss. a j boss. VilCo. hsrejQtt rerelTe4 a s' lp-meet f Taiisei, pocket-hoots snd other plain 1ler-moiiswd lesther (noes for the sprint trad. Prices rassoaaiil avary ihtar. E ARE- THE MIS? Another Chapter in a Sensation Involving Society People of New York and Ph ladelphia. A , RIPARTITE ALLIANCE BROKEN. i Guests of the Palace Hotel Who Made Things Lively Many Day? C. G. Valentine's Search and Mulvany' Story. ' Where are the Mulvany 1" This la a question being asked by many people about tbe Palace. They are lost to sight, however, and can't be fonnd. Asa result C. G. Valentine, their traveling companion, is disconsolate. For twenty-four hours be has soarobed high and low. The Mulvanya consist of two people, Thomas F., husband, and Sadie Mulvany, wife, both rich and conspiouous in New York and Philadelphia aociety. Valentine's people in Pennsylvania are also rich. He has letters and telegrams of indorsement from Governor Hastings, Senators PROGRESS OF YESTERDAY'S FIGHT. THE BOYS ARE PERCHED Don Cameron and Matt Quay, and saya that had he stayed in Pennsylvania be would have been private aecretary to Governor Hastings. Ordinarily it would seem queer that any young man should be anxloua about a bus-band and wife who bad given him the slip. Valentine says, however, that the lady In the case has a 1 1000 diamond ring of bis, his monuy, and minor jewels. The three people bad bsen staying at the Palace for four or five daya till Friday night They occupied a handsome suit of rooms, and were bosom friends. Thsy also made things very lively at the hotel by absorbing a goodly quantity of stimulants. They became so stimulated on Friday night lata that the tripartite alliance waa broken through a lively fight participated in by Mulvany and Valentine. The services of the police were required, and tbe entire party was fired incontinently from tbe hotel. It was then that tbe Mulvanys went one direction and Valentine got lost in the shuffle. Hence Valentine's search. When the Mulvanaya left the hotel early Saturday they said tbey were going to the Grand, but they did not do so. Tbe previous evening early tbey had stated that they would the next day take apartments at loOv; Golden Gate avenue, but this tbey did not do either. Yesterday there were numerous inquiries by people Interested at both these placea. What has become of them ia no leas a conundrum to tbetn than it is to Valentine. THE SALT LAKB INCIDENT. These people on their way west caused' aensation at Salt Lake. They put up at the Knutsford and conducted themselves in much the same manner as here, except that it was ao disastrous to the Mulvanys that it cost them some $80,000. While Mr. Mulvany was suffering from excesses. Valentine and Mrs. Mulvany concluded to take a trip together. They -our-neyed eastward to Denver and Kl Ptso. In the latter city tuey were arrested rn m charge of baviuar violated the Kdmunda law, and also for the alleged larceny of some I0.UOO. Mrs. Mulvany having that gcodly turn with her. Tbey were brought back by the Utah officials. After young Valentine had lain wo month in the Territorial penitentiary the chargea were finally quasheJ. Mulvany alleged that he bad been mistaken in hi complaint, that it had all grown out of tbe fact that be had drank ao much tbat he did not know what he was doing. He charged Gus Holmes of the Kuotsford and certain scneming lawyer of Salt Lake with having incited him to make tbe oom-pla nt whilo in this condition. Tho money, ho aid, wa hi wife'. A for tho. other charge, he had become convinced that, odd as it might seem, there was no ground for it. In this tbe fact seemed to b;ar blm out, tor on the cars and elsewhere the couplo appeared, by the investigation, to have acted discreetly. At the ho ele, after tbelr departure, they rec-istered under their real aames and occupied separate apartments. There are many atrange tbinge about the Salt Lake sensation that has lu after chapter bcr difficult to explain. Immediately after the aeltlemenl of the trial la Utalt Valenlia wa reinstated a formerly in tbe good grace of Mulvany, who utteriy refuted to have Valentine convicted. thougn his attorneys urged him that be could do so. Valentine ts well known in different western cities, as well as ia Philadelphia. He lived for a time at Omaha, and was married there. His wife is now In Chicago. Valentine wa also for a time in business at Chadron, Neb., and for three year prior to tbe bursting of the Seat li boom b'ld a responsible position with the Boston National Bank in Seattle. He la about tnirty-threa year old. ratner tall, with drmi-blond hair and mustache, and wear spectacles. Hi conversation and sranner at once reveal that be has bean reared in the best society. ACCOMPLISDEU peoi-LE. Mulvany and his wife are also very nc-comulithe'd. Mulvany is something over forty years old, has a florid face and is neaflv'bald. His wifo is a brunette beauty of twenty-four, vivacious and charming in manner. On Friday night before the trouble with Valentine, Mulvany said: " I was terribly imposed upon at Salt Lake. I had been drinking, and wben my wife left me she did so for ample cause. I had told her a story which was enough to make any wife leavo her husband. It was untruo but she could not know it. Well, as soon as she and Mr. Valentine were gone, Hoimes of the Knutsford and others came to me and told me she bad eloped. I disputod it for two davs. They wouldn't srive me any raonev, but gave me all I wanted to drink. Tbey had found out I was wealthy and were determined to make all they could out of me. "After insisting repeatedly that Mrs. Mulvany had eloped, tbey told me that the trunks were taken. Then, out of my head as I was, I was pe rsuaded by Holmes, ex-Judge Powera and ethera to make the charges. My wife bad meantime written me frequently, telling me Just where tbey were, and asked me to come on. But these people would not let me, and kept plying me with liquor. " Tben when I did as they desired they literally robbed me. I have the bills utui contracts to show It. Holmes charged me some 11,500 aa a betel bill, and 1 1,000 more for getting me bonds, though it cost him nothing. Powers charged met 10,000 for making out two wrong indictments, and his bill I settlod for $9,000. Powers' influence in Salt Lake caused the publication of a statement, there tbat he had got but 25 per cent of hi bill, but tbl i false. "C. A. Murpbv, another lawyer, got $3,500, another $1,250. another 1,200, and another $500. Besides this an El Paao lawyer got $1,500 more. In addition to this I paid all the costs of brinzing Mrs. Mulvany and Valentine back to Salt Lake. It was after tbey got back that I came to mr sen jus." Mulvany ia the son of a wealthy New York contractor lately deceased. He is also himself a contractor. He says hia wife baa the finest diumonds in New York out-aide of those possessed by Lillian Kussoll. It was only an hour or two after Mulvany had warmly championed Valentine Friday night as his loyal and devo cd friend that they had the quarrel. Valentine bas been going to and fro at the Palace, and searching varioua points of the city for the Mulvanys, ever since they disappeared. Ha la penniless and doesn't know what he will do next. His father, who is wealthy, lives at Atlantlo City, New Jersey. HE FORGETS HIS FOE. A Tar Flat Stabbing Affray and the Silence of the Victim. Ed McDonald, well known on tbe boundaries of Tar Flat, waa treated at tit Receiving Hospital yesterday for a severe stab In the lumbar region. Ta wound waa Inflicted In the early morning, la tbe course of a saloon row. Tbe Injured man was bleeding profusely, but he wandered about the neighborhood of Third and Howard street and eventually became boisterously drunk. About 1 o'clock In tho afternoon lie waa taken In oustoriy by Officer Meehao. who caused him to be beld on a rharge or drunkenness, after tbe wound bat been dressed. McDonald refused to iiive the nsma of hia assailant or even mention the place where the conflict occurred. The pollee attach tbe Mams to one of McDonald's cotnpsnio&s, named Russell. The stab Is painful, bat is superficial In Its nature. Mrs. H. E. Dnberek of the Hongkong Ob-serrstnry Is at the Ooctdental. CLEVELTiNnS It's So. No other baking powder costs so much to make as a No other gives so . much value for its cost Pure & Sure. jr3S B AK!NQ-POWDER-5S PIKUS ll.Ui Artist Robinson Worsted in Defense of Faiih hy an -Infidel Disciple of Inqrersoli. FISTS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN LOGIC. Brenham Place Prejudice Against Agnosti-cism Leads to a Disturbance of the Peace and J ai 1 1 nor of Orators. Artist C. D. Robinson was painted a bright ed yesterday by street preacher David O. Jones, who followed the " Impressionist " school, and used Hoblnson's blood as the color. Jones is an agnostic disciple of Ingersoll, who has for some years preached his lack of faith t street crowds about San Francisco, and be was discoursing to a company of loungers in Brenham placs, wheu Art st Kobinson Joined the congregation and began a running comment on tbe talk of the orator. Jones ignored tbe diversion until Robinson spoke so loudly as to divide the crowd. Tben Jones asked the artisi to keep still until the sermon wa done, when he could ro- pir- Robinson did as desired, but when his turn came to talk he did not attempt to discuss tho agnosticism of the street preacher further than to attr.bute a lot of questionable practices by' that individual to his peculiar infidelity. When Jones protested Robinson only became more bitter, until he at last desoended to billingsgate in denouncing the infidel orator. Q The tirade tickled the crowd and the applause inspired Robinson for more vulgar flights. .When he bugan a description of the babits of tie preacher Jones forgot parliamentary usage and replied in words not less profane than those used by tbo artist. The symposium quickly degenerated into a war of swear words and from that to blows. The preacher scored a flush hit on Robinson's nose end distributed the spectacles, hat and artist about the asphalt pavement. Round two was like the first, short, ensauguined, and ending in Robinson's knock-down. Salvationist Kllno, who was one of the listeners and tried to separate tbe lighters, was pitched on by some by-atanders and for a few moments a lively melee was en-Joyed. A balf-dozen little mills were progressing when Policeman Chase of tho Chinatown squad entered tbo alley und arrested the preacher and tho artist. Both were booked at the Old City Hall for disturbing the peace and Robinson was permitted to wash most of the crimson from his face before being sent to tbe Central Prison. In explanation of his arrest the artist said he would not stand by and hear anybody deny Christ and deride religion. The street preacher showed considerable pugilistic art in his treatment of tbe caustic commentator and invited the crowd which followed him to prison to attend the Police Court when the case was tried. A Blue Man, Blue Monday. aV.'n'Wia'H''.' V lVeut- 4 I 13 uf, Blues, Blues! Yes, all goes wrong tbls morning. The sky I dsrk and murky, the air in my room is chilly, I walk on a Din, tbe fire does not burn, the water I cold, I have a nasty taste In my mouth, my bead aches; gracious! I forgot to mall tbat letter. See I have aptl'ied the ink over the carpet. How bleary are my eyes till morning. So at last I am to breakfast. Cofloe cold, cakes andone, no Examlatr; of course I am Irritated. I don't bellevo I will get that orJer frotn Ward, James & Co. Tbe old maul suob a crank any way, and I feel like fighting. A Joyful Man, Happy, Well and Strong. Heiehho, the bird sings, the fire burns; now for hiy cold plunge. Djucedly cold, but how refreshing. My dear, how csarrning you look this morning. Really, old elUa actually look well on you. Dices me. If these n-wpip-rs don't keep up with the tines. Hera I a big recommendation for Joy' Vejetabl Sar-aparllla the very tbtna I have bsea taking, and "It touch- the right spot." Moral. 100 spoonfuls Is contained In each bottle. Each bottle of Joy's Vegetable Sarsapsrill contains purely veaetable juie-.-. There are no minerals In this H.insohold Kjmedy. If yon deckle to try the Great lime Remedy, Joy' Vegetable Saraaparllla, ask your druggist for a bott'.e s-0 Soi't ts-J anvthinz else. w ,t . VISiTISG CARDSBY THE TON, Enormous Quantities of Pasteboard Devoted to Paying Social Attention by Many Nations. SIXTY BILLION MADE ' EVERY YEAR. How a Whim of Louis Napoleon Established a Custom to Which the Civilized World Has Deferred. VUiting cards to the number of 60.000,-. 000,000, says the Now York World, are annually put into circulation by tbe people of the world, according to the statement of a statistician. He also says tbat taa pro rata consumption by individuals is greatest among crowned beads and royalty generally. "Lithography," said a leading New York stationer, ' was first employed in the making of visiting cards wben, after the coup J' rUxt, Napoleon ordered pasteboards tbat contained his Christian name only. Things were all ia a rush then, ant bis newly baked Ma j -sty refused to wait for the alow engraving process. When it leaked out that tbe head of tbe State, the most talked of man in Europe, used lithographed cards, the things became in vogue. Thus an enormoua Industry was due to a clever man's intentness to see himself in print, royal style, without any appellation as to rank plain' ' Napoleon,' neitnor more nor less." The use of the Christian name only is a prerogative which Kings and Emperor share with servants. Tbe other day a royalist iu Paris showed a IfoiM correspondent a visiting card Inscribed "Philippe" under a crown. Ten thousand of that sort were ordered by tbe D'Jke of Orleans before bis father's body was oold. The can-dida'e for the throne intended to appeal to bis supporter or those whom be would like to win over to the cause of the lily banner by mailing them his visiting card. The Emperors of Germany and Austria on their visiting cards follow a German custom and print part of their title. According to fashion's dictum, their visiting cards should eilhor read ' Wilhelm" and " Frnnjs Joseph," respectively, or "Deutscher Kaiser" and "Kaiser von Oetorreich." THE PRINCE'S CARD. The Prince of Wales, always most correct In matters of etiquette, has two sets of cards, one reading "Albert Edward," the other "Le Prince de Gnlles," tbe French term being more often used in royal nit :les than the other. Frenoh being the universal language of royalty, all monarch have their visiting cards for general use inscribed in tb Gaelic tongue. Some Prinoe use cards which give their name and title In tbe native language, but in most cases tbat is done for a purpose. "The " In front of a royal or princely tl'le denotes tbat the person is a sovereign, or at least the bead of his family. In England it is employed In ad dressing a peer, for Instance, "The Right-Honorable." Only one Englisbmaa of non-royal rank makes bold to use the prefix "The" on his visiting card, nnd thia reads "Tbe Duke of Argyll." Hia son' and hi daughter-in-law's card, on the - other hand, read: "Masqui of Lome" and "The Prinoess Louise." There was always a suspicion that in tbe Lome menage Her Royal Highness wore the trousers. The extraordinary consumption of visiting cards by royalty is occasioned by its kinship to hundreds and thousands of persons, many of ,wbom their big brothers and sisters would not know even b? name, save for ihe Almanach de Gotha. As it is, their majesties' and highnesses' secretaries are busy yoar in and year out mailing cards all over the oivilized world, denoting "regre ." " congratulations" or " leave-taking." The adjutants and ladies-in-waiting respectively also cse a large stock of cards weekly, "repaying visits" by distinguished foreigners to their masters and mistresses. Tbey drive up to tbe hotel of the party to be honored, jump out, deposit the pasteboard with an at endant and continue on their tour. Napoleon's visiting card was two and a third Inches long and half as broad. The ex printcr to the Tutlorles still bas a sam-plo, which he intends to present to the National Museum. It rotains up to this day its white aud glossy coat, which was due to a reckless tincture of arsento. These arsenic-impregnated cards, it was thought at the time, caused a g'tod deal of sickness. COPPEK PLATE COMES IX. Lithography gave way to coppor-plate engraving with the arrival of the Empress Eugonin. While many peopia oi quality used cards printed from copper plate long before the blonde beauty was ever thought of as fashion's dictator, the custom was not generallv adopted. Some persons preferred to write their own cards or have them insoribed by a noted onllgraphlst. Engraved cards on other than glossy boards were first used in Paris at tne beginning of the seventies, and soon afterward the job printers begaa to turn out visiting cards of a cheap and nasty kind for clerks, students and factory girls. Brls- tol cardboard, which admits of the use or pen or pencil, was an achievement of the season of 1878. A vear or two later it became the fashion to decorate one's visiting csrd with one's portrait. Since 1888 fashionable ohildren and dog have with us visiting cards as indispensable social requisites. The visiting card without words, o muoh in use in all circles of Parisian soci-ety, is really a oard of Invitation. It eoa-tcins tho name of the host and tbe date for which the invitation ts issued, and if it is for a dinner n gorgeously appointed table in one corner will proolaim that fact. Nymphs and nmorettes signify that Informal dancing (in tho country bouse) is to lake place. A group of trees with Chinese lanterns fastened to tbe branches foreshadows a gar-don fostlval, while a four-horse mail coach announces an excursion. Invitation cards to picnics are decorated with an empty dinner basket. Attempts to find a suitable substitute for rardooard have been unsuccessful. Some lime ago in Paris It was pronounced the fashionable thin to carry beet-iroo cards so th:n that forty of them placed one upon another made a package one millimetre in heitrht. The letters were stamped ia and enatnole-1. Aluminium card have also been tboucht of. Tbe Chinese claim they used visiting cards a far back as the time of Confucius. In Core visiting cards aro a foot square. The savages of Dahomey announce tbelr v sits to each other by a wooden board cr the branch of a tree artistically carved. This ia sent ahead, and tho visitor, on taking leave, pocket hi card, which prob-ablv servos him many year. The native of Sumatra also have visiting card consisting of a piece of wood about a foot long, and decorated with a bunch of trw and a knife. ARTIFICIAL DIAMONDS. Some Day They Will Be in the Market With tie Other Frauds. " Before long diamonds of marketable site will be produced by artifice," said Professor F. W. Clarke, tbe famous chem'st of the Geological Survey to the Boston Tmn-s-ripl man. "I think that the prediction is a fairly fe one. Already we know how to make them, though only very small ones. Moissao, In Paris, has made diamonds by melting wrought iron togother with carban and permitting tbe mixture to cool very slowly. Un-lor these conditions the carbon became crystallized. SlmultanoouslyKrouls ohoff, in St. Petersburg, bas made diamond crystals by a similar process, employiug silver instead of iron. "These artiheial dimonds are scarcely big onougb to be seen with tbe naked eye, but they represent the solution of tbe problem of crystallizing carbon. So much being accomplished, it may be confidently expected tbat crystals of greator size will soon be produced. It has been argued that in tbo laboratory the processes of nature can only be Imitated on a contemptible scale, but you must remember that tals of carbon need not be very uiB m ui-dor to possess value asg ems. Furtbermors, chemists have already succeeded In making very largo crystals of a great variety of substanoes, some of thorn weighing as much as a pound. " It is easy to find out what any kind of precious stone is made of by tbe ordinary processes of analysis. Tbe problem then is merely tn take the elemen thus ascertains and put them together m the proper crystalline form, imitating the methods of nature. How are diamonds formed In oat-re f Nobody knows with certainty, but m shrewd a-uoss at it has been made. The greatest existing diamond field is in South Africa. There eruptive matter from deep in the earth soems to have burstout through a surface layer of shale, the latter bein very rich in carbon. Slow cooling followed, aud the carbon was crystallized ou'.as in the experiments of Moissan and KroutscaoiT. "Rubies are now made by artittce. They are just as handsome a genuine ones, and, if it cornea to tha, it cau hardly be said that tbey are not genuine, inasmuch as tbey are of the same material. The only di faculty In tho way of their manufacture for market is that people do not want them, regarding them as counterfeit. On tbat account jewelers will not sell them, for they can be distinguished as artificial by the microscope. Much has been said about the 'bubbles' which they contain, but the bubbles are microscopic and do not interfere with the beauty of tha gem. It is almost impossible to get a real ruby that has no flaw in it.J "Of course, you are aware that rubies are to-day the most valuable of all precious stones, far exceeding the diiinonl. A gem as big as a pea, of the first quality and of tbe true pigeon-blood color, will bring $1,000. Rubles are crystalizod corundum, which is oxide of aluminum. Sapphires are of tbe same material. They als are Imitated wita success in the laboratory. The prooess most commonly employed ia the manufacture of rubies is to fuse together small ruby '(parks,' which are cheap enougb, by means of eleetr elty. This work with rubies and sapphires ha been done by Fretny aal Fell in Paris." A CANINE PATROL. Philadelphia's Dog That Wears the Uni-form of the Police. The pride and pet of every burly policeman in tbe "big Second " District in Philadelphia is little Ginger, s dog which makes it home at the station-house, on Socond street, near Christian. Ginger, says the Record, is a diminutive specimen of the do; family whose brownish hair gave him the name. Ho wandered into the station-house about a year ago, and has since attached himself to the affections of every man on the force. Ginger will stand in front of the line as soberly and sedately as if he waa on the force nimsolf, and wheel about with the line when the men march out. The men have provided the dog with a blue coat, on whieb is a row of brass police buttons, and pinned on one of tbe iappels is a small police star. In this uniform Ginger patrols the distriot from Broad street to tbe Delaware, and is known wherever he goes. The dog has favorites among the men, with whom be goes home for his meals. The house sergeants are particularly fond of the bright little pet, as he helps pass away the monotonous routine of desk duty, and would not part with him for any price. A chort time ago, in Ginger' patrol of tin district, Be was injured by a trolley ear at Tenth and Christian street. An ombu-lance was aummoned from the University Hospital, which has a department for animals, and he was sent there and remained three week, until bis lacerated leg wa entirely healed. The policemen at the ta-tion-house "chipped in" and paid hi board, 50 cent a day, and the cost of hia treatment at tbe institution. "THE SPRING HAS COME, THE FLOWERS IN BLOOM." And Now Is the Time to Buy FLOWER POTS. Fancy Shapes, assorted colors 6- Inch Fluted, assorted colors - inch Orleans, Cupid decorations ' Inch Berlin, spiral pattern ich Harlem, Mended colors (1-inch Itococo. scalloped top 7lnch Faclfle, shell pattern 9 Inch Orleans, Cupid decorations 7- Inch Hose, beautiful design 7-Inch Dlytbe, new pattern. And menr other styles and prices. . SOa "Oe . 80o . 8."io . 90e . 90o .$1 00 tl 10 -tl 16 .ft ZS "GOLDEN RULE " SEWING MACHINE! We Have a Few Left aad After They Are Gone We WIU Hare No More. THINK OF IT I A First-Class High-Arm SEWING MACHINE WITH t9j OC 3 DRAWERS J31Oc) With qoo or 3 DRAWERS ip6000 IX STTLE. QUALITF and DURABILITT the "lio:deu Ru " Machines era equal to thoie selllnz for twice tho price. GUARANTEED 5 YEARS. Fr.EB INSTRUCTION'S. Dr. Gibbon's Disinsarjr, Cats K KAKA ? 1 - f-J",r"' 111 inr i irfiim" ; ji r a; j -r -raring on mun nnt - - - av ft.--. iU.1.. Saul KfiUlClWVV - ---- --j - Weak Men end Women cnofM rfE nAMiAJTA nrrrr-Ks, the lireat l?riten lleui!?; give Ucaith, and i-uci-gUi to tha ot.ual Orcanc

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