Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - November 2, 1890, Boston, Massachusetts Galling Gun Operated by Electricity. Col. Mathews Orders Battalion Drills in tlio 1st Infantry. Grape and Canister and Grand Army Notes of Interest. The latest nn� decidedly tho most novel use of the electric motor, says the Electrical fi,eview, is to replace human energy in tho manipulation of the death-dealing Gatling Bun. The Crocker-Wheeler Motor Company of this city, at tho request of tho United States navy Imreau of ordnance, submitted plans by which the Gatling gun might be operated by electricity, and have just completed a motor attached to the breach of the Bun which is a marvellous success. It has been necessary, heretofore, m operating these guns, to have tho services of two men, tho gunner, whoso duty it is to train the gun and drop the shot where they will do the most execution, and also a man to operate the crank wHc!> sets in motion the mechanism which causes the balls to hail down upon the enemy. The adaptation of tho Crocker-AY heeler motor not only does away with tho services of tho latter, but enables the gunner to train and operate tho gun at will by touching an electric button. So completely is the Gatling under control of the gunner that he is enabled to fire either a single shot or to pour them out at the rate of 1200 per minute. The motor is attached to the'breach of the gun, and moves with it in every direction. It is so arranged that it may bo disconnected from the gun mechanism instantly by means of a specially defined clutch, should tho motor be damaged by shot or otherwise, when tho crank referred to may bo used. The bureau of ordnance expects that a gunner will be able to do more execution when not disconcerted by tho man at the crank, as tho power is applied more steadily, and because of the absonco of wabbling, whioh Is unavoidable when operated by a man, Battalion Drills in the First. Col. Mathews has issuod the following orders for battalion drills in tho 1st Infantry, M. V.M.: Hkadqdarters 1st Eegdient Infantry, M. Y.HI, Boston, Oct. 27,1890. General Orders No. ID: 1. In accordance with section 115, militia law 18S7, Companies 13, C, D and K will report to MuJ. Charles L. Hovey at South Armory, Boston, Monday, Nov. 10,1890, at 8.30 o'clock p. m., lor battalion drill. 2. Companies A, G, H and L will report to MnJ. Frederick G. King at South Armory, BoBton, Wednesday, Kov. 12, 1S90, at 8.30 o'clock p. m., for battalion drill. 3. The adjutant, noncommissioned stall, guides ind markers will, without delay, report for order* Ind Instructions to llajs. Hovey and King. Drum-kdajor Campbell will furnish such Held music as may be required. 4. Officers will arpear in fatlpue dress. Enlisted men in fatigue dress, wearing dress coat in piaco of blouse. White gloves will bo worn. B. First Hcrgeants will hand in roport of attendance not later than 8.30 o'clock p. m. on day of drill. By order of Col. Thomas K. Matthews, Samuel Hokbb, 1st Lieutenant and adjutant. Athletics in the First. Tho 1st Massachusetts Infantry Athletic Association will meet at regimental headquarters Friday, at 8 o'clock p. m., to receive and take action upon report of committee on bylaws and insignia. A full attendance is requested. Members of the 1st Regiment who are interested in athlotic sports are cordially invited to be present. Captains are requested to publish this notice. As soon as tho organization of the Athletic Association is. complete the regiment will give an -informal reception to its friends, when athletic sports will bo one of tho prominent features. Ever offered to tlie PUBLIC It will be placed on our Kctall Counters at the following low prices for first-class goods. 1 cisos of Fine Cashmere Merino Vijsts and drawers, usually sold at Vic, for S cases Indies' CO per cent. Wool Vests and Drawers, regular $1.00 goods, at cases Finest Cashmere Wool Vests and Drawers, usually sold at $1,15, for 20 cases of Children's Jersey and Scotch Wool Underwear, in shirts, vests, drawers and pantalets, at Goods we have sold readily for double the money. Some of the goods advertised are subject to slight manufacturer's Imperfections, which do not in any way affect the wear of them. Such phenomenal. EBARGA81MS in Underwear it has never been our pleasure to offer. Early purchasers will get better selections and attention, hut every effort will be made to serve all by giving extra space and salesmen. 10 cases Men's Scotch Wool and Camel's Hair Shirts and Drawers, at EACH. Never sold before under �5c. 10 cases Men's Extra Heavy Scotch Mixtures, at Cheap at $1.00. 15 cases Men's Scotch Mixtures, Camel's Hah* and Heavy Scarlet Underwear, all sizes, Unapproachable. All of the above excellent goods, and remarkable values. SHEPAIJ01WELLM0, WSWTER STREET. 98 pieces of German Plaid Flannels, all wool, for wrappers and house dresses, will be sold on Monday at They arc worth 33c. to import today. 500 pairs of Large-Sized Wool Blankets, with handsome blue, red and gold Grecian borders, all to be sold on Monday at This blanket weighs over � pounds per pair, and is unusual value. SHMMOBWELL&CO. WfiWTER STREET. Wo are now prepared to show a full line of THOMSON'S GLOVE-FITTING COBSETS, which wo think one of the best makes of Corsets in this country. We have them In 3 lengths-short, medium and extra long, suitable for a slight miss or for very large women. 200 pieces 4-4 wide, choice fall coloring and good weight, will be sold at PER ' H YARD. Excellent value. isons Nursing We consider the best in the market. Ask to see them. No trouble to show our goods. The above cut represents a Corset, Waist, Shoulder and Back Supporter combined, made of French satteen, in all colors. This waist Is becoming very popular throughout the United States, and gives health, as well as a graceful appearance to the wearer. If the Jackson Waist is once worn, they will be much appreciated. Price for all colors except black, Black at We hope the ladies of New England will give the above waist a trial, as the wearing of a corset is the best way to get at its true merits. SHEPARL, HORWELL & GO. WINTER STREET. TEBH8. 140 marked down to EACH. In various colors. They are very cheap. We will also sell 58 French Embroidered Robes, velvet and applique trimming, rich and elegant, now all at EACH, A great bargain. 82 pes. Double Warp Ail-Wool Black Henrietta Cloth, 46 inches wide, at Also 18 pieces, very fine quality, 46 inches wide, at ' PER YARD. Perfect in color, and excellent values. Send for samples. u 125 pieces of Fine Quality Black and White, Pink and White, Blue and White and Brown and White Check Ginghams, in four sizes of checks, regular 25c. goods, will be sold on Monday at Send for samples. I WINTER STREET. 1500 doz. of the celebrated J. II. Salter & Co.'s Spool Silk, black and colors. 1500 doz. Twist, to match.same make as above, 30c. Per Dozen. Above just half price. 25 doz. 15 Bow English Bristle Brushes, bleached and unbleached, screw back, 69c. Worth $1.00. 250 White Ivoroyd Toilet Sets, comprising comb, brush and plate glass mirror, put up in pasteboard boxes, fancy designs, 59c. 12 doz. Black Ostrich Feather Fans, for this week Worth $1.25. 25 doz. Ladles' Velvet Bags, with silk drawing string top, in 3 sizes, to close, 33c. Worth 50c. 2d FLOO Notwithstanding tho large advance on Seal Goods, we shall sell on Monday 50 linest quality Alaska Seal Capes, with large roll collar, high shoulders and long pointed fronts, for Worth $15.00. 25 Seal Muffs to match, Worth $20.00. This department is situated on our 2d floor near the elevator. SHEPAKDJOKWEIMCO. NTER STREET. TWO Bargains well worthy an examination: FIFTEEN pieces BLACK FAILLE FRANCHISE, rich, handsome goods, at This is a small lot, and we confidently recommend them to our patrons. Also TWENTY pieces BLACK FAILLE FRANCAISE, Lyons manufacture. This is a superior quality, and will be offered at the extremely low price of We should be unable to duplicate this lot at less than $2 per yard. UPHOLSTERY We have just received 22 pieces of these desirable coverings for CUSHIONS and TABLE COVERS. They are in choice colorings, in Tapestry and other beautiful designs. Inspection invited. 15 Ladles' Seal Plush Wraps, extra quality, sizes 34 to 44, a $25.00. 110 Ladies'Cheviot and Beaver Embroidered Wraps, 84 to 44, $13.50 to $25.00. 500 Ladies' Noh-Crushable Plush Jackets, $10.50 and $13.50. 125 do. 40-inch Non-Crushable Plush Sacques, 21 pieces, 61 inches wide, heavy quality, handsome patterns, and worth $1.00 per yard, will be sold on MONDAY, at Five bales, good quality, at SHEPARD, HORWELL i DO. WINTER STREET. Grape and Canister. Gov. Brackett and staff will attend the opening of a charitable fair in Cholsea, Saturday. Gov. Brackett nnd a detail of his staff will dine with the Chelsea Review Club at the Vendome, Nov, 15. A juvenile military company, to be known as the Peabody Zouaves, ia in process of organization in Peabody, Tho fair of the 2d Corp3 of Cadets, M. V. M., announced to take place Nov. 10, has been postponed to December. Col. Fred W. Wellington, assistant inspector-general, M. V. Mi, has presented a 'valuable clock to the Worcester armory. Company B, 8th Infantry, M. V. M., of Amesbury, Capt. E, W. M. Bailey, will give its anniversary reception and ball Nov. 21. Col. Myron j. Horton, who has just been appointed aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. rage of Vermont, was formerly alioutenant in the National Lancers. Tho offioers of Battery A, 1st Battalion of light Artillery, M. V. M., will occupy a box at the Tremont Tneatre this evening on the occasion of the Farrar testimonial. The French minister of war announces that he will suppress the old custom of allowing soldiers who have come to blows to settle their quarrel with the sword. The Rosbury City Guard, Companv D, 1st Infantry. M. V. M., will give its first social of the season at Armory Hall, 07 Warren st, Hoxbury, Thursday evening. Lieut. Stillman B. King of Troop D, 1st Battalion Cavalry. M. V.M., has boon elected vice-president o� the Boncticiary Association of the Boston Fruit and Produce Exchange. Battery A, 1st Battalion of Light Artillery, M. V. M., has voted to pay Stable Sergeant F. W. Needliam, per week during hi6 illness, caused by being crushed between 6wo cars. It is reported that three members of Company 1,1st Infantry, M. S'. M., of Brockton, who were on duty with the regiment at New Bedford recently, have lost their situations in consequence. For the benefit of its treasury the 1st Corps of Cadets, M. V. M., will repeat the entertainment which was so successful Inst season some time in January, and probably at one of the city theatres. The Old Guard of Massachusetts will have its annual rifle competition at Walnut Hill range Thursday. The usual matches of the association will take place, and members UK.y leave the Boston & Lowell station by trains at 10.15 a. in. and 12 m. For the purpose of instruction in guard duly, etc.; First Lieut. Fred 1. Clayton, adjutant 8th Infantry, M. V. M., will visit the companies of tho regiment as follows;' 1>. Nov. :'.; B, Nov. 5; F, Nov. 11; C, Nov. 17:1, Nov. IS; G.Nov. tiO; H, Nov. 'M: L, Doc. 1: M.Dec. 16; E, Dec. 22; A, Dec. �a. Company M, Cth Infantry, M. X. M., will Ehoot at its rauue in Millord, Tuesday- One of the feature* wilt be a mutch between the regular team uf eight men, commanded by Lieut. John F. Barrett, and one picked by Capt. Be/rill, every man in each team having 10 shots at the target. Henry Cross, a private in Company M, 1st Inlantry, .M. V. AL, met with a singular accident, Monday. He was facing the target at the company's range when a bullet Ktruck the disk, and, rebounding, hit him . in the eye. The iorce was sufficient to render hiin unconscious, and he may lose his sight. Company M, 6th Infantry, M. V. M., of Miiloro, will take action tomorrow evening upon an amendment to its constitution, which provides that an active im-inber serving a lull term of enlistment and doing two-thirds duty may be voted an honorary membership lor fcuch term as the cumpuny may see lit. cushions, 1 bureau scarf, 1 foot rest, 1 waste bnskofc, wisp broom mul holder, �1 luiir brushes nnd combs, 1 pin cushion, 1! match lighters, 2 puper ornaments, 1 feather cluster. Mis. King, Peatiody-Otio pioturo (Silver Sen) for room 75. Mrs. Lyman Tucker, Boston-BooIch for room 57. Mrs. J. W*. Ltnnorgaii, East Cambridge-Fruit una candy. Mm. Lincoln, Chelsea-KendlnK mnttar. Mrs. A. A. Gedder, Ciuubrldgeporl^-Bushel pears. Mrs. Sarah 1'. I.oomla-'two years' numbers of tho Crlciiot on the Hearth Magazine. Kearsaree Association. ITeavo your bread overboard and it will return tenfold after many days. While old sailors are sincere in their belief of the existence of mountains of sugar, rivers of rum, flying fish, etc., yet there are very few of tho "Sons of Neptune" who take any stock in the above favorite proverb of "Holy Jo," and very few, if any, of "Uncle Sam's blue jackets" dispose of their rations of hard tack in any such manner. Yet the elaborate entertainment given by tho Kearsarge Association ol Naval Veterans during encampment week to the different ships' companies of the United States has already borne fruit in tho form of a quarter of fine venison, killed on the plains of Montana by a broadside from the battery of Commander Dris-eoll of the Gushing Association of Naval Veterans of Milwaukee, and shipped to the commodore of the Kearsarge Association Tuesday last for the oilicers of tho ship. Commander Driscoll sponks highly of tho hospitality of tho "Kearsarge Boys," and voices the sentiment of tho Gushing Association in wishing to again meet them at Detroit during tho national encampment of 1881. Soldiers' Home, Chelsea. The following-named articles were given to tho Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, during the past week: Mi*. Herricfc, Enslitoa-Heading maru-r. Airs. 'Wilde, hrighton- Fruit tor luom 61. hit*. K. E. Calcic, liostcn-Two what thirtfi, C col-lurb, S necfcLl&fi, � flfatiru*! bhirui, U puirt, tluunul Cm v. its. i-ritnd, Chelsea-Piiir trousers. 1 hat, d n*:cl:nes. W. it c, Ct>, Waterwjwu-bin jjUIjw khjio, 2 tiun. tiU fcinrtfc tor room �SS. W. it. C, 13, Ivurweli, Kass.-One comforter, 4 tuvvtlii. 4 iiUlowfcUjjs, i hhrtilkerciaeitt, coiitjrfc, #1 Liifi;: btarus, inclines, rei4ing nailer. ifc!u,B iAcrxuu il. Avery, Chelsea- Heading ruutt^r. alt-i&uuUui*t;Ui iitit, Bocifciy, Boston-HuitTe VuviJy. iii/i Loiiih.'u-t.E. Cambridge-Two bukeU C"~J**. - ;'.jujniB e^jay, oruugei., tor hospital VV. a. c, oo, i.uti Ciaatriage, tor room "3-Jowtl mm diet, 1 l.iis'.-cl;. � murt, - ktavui� mass bruin*, s cUwt ktiumig to^p, S Xurfcista tonvlt, . liuL^r, li'^iVv'^- \r. b. c- til t covered by the appropriation of the Stat,- of Yer-inom, and the residue was eoiiliibuU'd by tho Grand Army and other military orders and friends. Intelligence has been received that Col. A. J. McCoy of Company A. ;sd Regiment, of the National Guard of Missouri, died at J lis home in Kansas City lust week. Col. McCoy was in command of the Kansas City ven-raus who were entertained by Post 10 of Worcester lust summer, and ninde many friends while in the city, who will be pitiued to bear of his sudden death. Work of the Veterans' Rights Tiiion for the week : lis aliidavits made and executed ; four original. 2 increase and two accrued pci^ion.s secured ; on-certificate ol .service ant! one situation nrocured; four comrades sent to the "Home;'' transportation to their homes to/I, and temporary aid to lit; 117 new applicants.i Comrade Rohr-rt McKce is in all probability the oldest bur.'ivor oi ilic war of 3 801-Gc. now living. He m'.ended a reunion of the t'til.'i Ohio a! Conncaat. O., a tliort time ago. He i-- ss years ot age, add states that be iva. Lorn in tie- province ol Cister, County 'iviune, It'.. April rt, i.mc. lie enlitted Nov. 10. !m;~:,i;i the L"cih Ohio. Has uiichur,;ed Feb. l'o. im'.li. lv-enllsted in Aui;ii.-::. i-m^.id Ihe 1T j tit Unio, and tjervou until tic: ei.ii ol li.e war. Dunkirk. ->. Y., ciauns to bave ihcoiily female veteran of the late war, who is re-e&iVLug u i-'--*-o-i lor ttctuU tervwe, ai a soldier in the ranks. This veteran is Mrs. "William Sinfiold. Sho enlistod in Company E, 72d Regiment, NowY'ork State volunteers, at tlio same time her husband did. She went to the front, and was with her regiment in most of the severest battles of tho war, including Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Poach Orchard, the second battle of Malvern Hill, second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chantilly, Chancellorsvillo and Gettysburg. She draws SIC a month by special act of Congress. SONS OIP VETvERAlfa. News and Gossip from the Camps of Mew England. William E. Parsons was elected and installed captain of Luther Hill Camp, 84, of Sponcor at its last meeting. Under tho good oi the order tho boys "smoked" on the new captain. Corp. Jewett of Camp 10 of Woonsockot, R. I., has recently returned to his home from Dcdham jail (where ho had ehargo of the electric lights). Past Commander-in-Chief Georgo B. Abbott of Chicago is in town. S. S. Sleeper Camp, fill, of Cambridge will soon havo a Tent of Daughters of Veterans as an auxiliary. The charter application wdll bo lorwarded this week. Melroso has also made application for a tent. Capt, W. P. Hawkes of Camp G of Providence and his partner, Harry Wells of the PUIiode Island Military Journal, were in totvn Thursday. A.jewelled badge is offered to tho best drilled member of Camp 2 of Riverside, R. I. Drills will bo held from Nov. 1 to May 1, 18!>J. Gen. John G. Foster Camp, fi4, of South Fi-aminghiunwas pleasantly surprised at its last; meeting, Brother Fuller presenting; tho ctnup with four large pictures for its new reading-room, namely, The Battle of Bull's Run," "The Attack on Fort Sumter " "Battle of Sliiloh," and "The Battle of Newborn, N. C." The. Vermont Division will soon publish a complete roster, containing tho name of every member in good standing. Gen. S. C. Lawrence Camp, C4, of Mod-ford, Capt. C. D. Rooney, will elect first and Nowton. All aids will be under tho diroot charge of Senior Aid Henry Barrows of Brandon, and wdll report to him at once for duty. A circular of instructions will bo issued by him without delay. WHAT THE HAIN" COST8. Every "Wet "Week in Mew York Means a Loss of $1,000,000. It has beon estimated that overy rainy day in Now York costs moro than $100,000, so the World says. The largest losers are, of course, the great retail day-goods stores in 14th and 23d sts., and along Broadway and 0th av., and the loss is a real one; not merely an apparent one. Every woman knows that on rainy days tho big sltops, with their hundrods of clerks, bookkeepers, saleswomen, horses and drivers, do very little business. It is sometimes said that the next fine day will more than make up for the deficit; This, however, is not tho case, as all of tho great merchants testify. On tho first sunshiny day after a storm trade is just about the samo as on any other bright day, and the bad day, when clerks stood about drawing their wagos and earning nothing, marks a heavy loss. Tho horses eat just as much in their stalls, all tho thousand and one expenses of a great establishment keep right on, and it costs just as much to conduct tho business when nothing is doing as when tuade is brisk. Tho great blizzard of March 12, twoyoars ago, proved that conclusively. It fell upon WHITE WIVES OF PASHAS. Tewflk's Queen Not Unlike Josephine. of that week second lieutenants to Jill vacancies tomorrow evening, at its regular meeting. The fair of Gen. John M. Corse Camp, 07, of North Attleboro was a big success. The "dressed dull" booth proved an interesting feature. Henry Cabot Lodgo Cain]), 114, of Boston, Capt.Coffee, dances in Post 7, G. A. R. Hall, tomorrow evening, from U to 2. Col. Ezra ,1, Trull Camp, �3, of Charles-town will hold a social Thursday evening. Gen. A. P. Martin Camp, 02, of Everett, Capt. Hutchinson, will hold a grand fair Nov. 3 0-14. Tuesday evening will bo "Sous of Veterans' night." Camps have been invited to attend in a body. One of the features of the evening will be a prize drill, open to squads of live men, for prizes, five handsome medals und a beautiful licturii. The manual of arms, without the .oadings and firings, will constitute the drill. Col. Stevens and staff will attend. Col. Barton and stuff of the Rhode Island division escorted Gov. Davis and staff to the lair of Slocttm Woman's Relief Corps Tuesday evening. The Soldiers and Sailors' Home at Bristol, R.I., is Hearing completion. Col. Barton appeals to tho members of bis division to place some useful article in the home. The boys are all lollnwers of the colonel, and undoubtedly will do a great deal toward assisting in furnishing the home, Ganicid Camp, 11, of Providence [javo a musical and literary entertainment. Thursday evening, which was well attended and will add a considerable stun to tlio camp's treasury. Camp ;n of Roxhury holds a social in Amory Hull. 07 Warren St., Friday evening. Dancing. S to 2. The fair of William Francis Barry Camp of Melrose was a success socially and financially. Over 400 Sons attended the field day exercises ol the Connecticut division, recently, held in Birmingham. John !'�'. Andrew Camp. 0t>, of Boston, Cap;. Frcil.K. Lolnn. will muster threo recruits Wednesday evening. Lieut. Henry C. Paige of Camp no lias fully recovered ironi recent severe illness, and will-soon be aide to assume his chair. The boys will give "Pete" a hearty welcome on his ret urn. Gen. S. M. Weld Camp. 7.",, ot Dedham, Capt. George L. Hargraves. will gi\ e a smoke talk at its next meeting. Comrades ol Post 141, G. A. it. will attend. Gen. A. K. Jiurnside Camp, 6, of Providence. Capt. liav, kes, yave a successful social Tuesday evening. Col. 11. O. Jhxby, commanding the Vermont division, announced t bo appointment ol : ho follow ing ni,lc--di--ea!up with ran!; lit second lieutenant: A. L Harris. C. E. Flanders. U. V. Heighten. W. A. Clark. L. .1. Alien. AV. L. Leonard, W. A. Maroon, A. G. iiish. H. K. Farrow, II. C. Jnnv, C. O. 1 :eld, A. 1">. Wntroas, L. B. Hatch, li. C Herrick, Fhiar i'viry, J. J. >u,:uvu, J. C. White. J. h\ Doolui, C. U. Wuite, i. S. How Clara Knollys Palled Ismail's Whiskers. Great Story of the Pretty Pearl of Light, Her Intrigues and Doom, the town on Monday, and ; ______ tho stores did very little. The next week was bright, but the shops never made up their losses, and comparisons with the years before and tho years following show that the deficit caused by that great snowstorm was never wholly made up. A majority of things bought by shoppers are not absolute necessities. They are vory much needed, but peoplo can dispense with them on a pinch. This is true in even so apparently essential commodities as the butcher and grocer soils. But tho retail butcher and grocer and baker loso by the rain just as tho dry-goods men lose. Instead of having chops and steak for breakfast and a bit of fruit, the average housewife makes an excuse of the rain, and her husband and children aro content with eggs and what odds and ends tho pantry affords. Dinner is also a less claborato affair, for the pood market woman always gives a smaller order when the grocer sends his boy for it than when sho goes out herself and sees what sho is purchasing. Anybody can see that this loss is never made up, for the family certainly doesn't eat twice as much breakfast or dinner the next sunshiny day. So it is with other goods. So far as the mere proportion of loss goes, tho small retail confectioner probably comes in for the. largest share. Few transients are loitering about tho streets on rainy days ready to drop in for a glass ol soda or a plate of ice cream, and all that rainy day the boxes of candy remain unsold. Saloons suffer in tho same way, for tho casual drinker does not leave his oiiiee to plod tlu'ough the rain for his nip. The saloonkeeper, however, makes up for tho smaller number of customers by the difference in the drinks they buy. More whiskey and brandy aro sold on rainy days compared to the whole number of drinks, and the man who usually calls for beer takes something stronger and more expensive to keep out the wet. Cigar dealers lose heavily by the rain. Few men care to smoke on the streets with an umbrella in one hand, and the smoker goes without rather than gel soaked splashing out after a cigar. So with the restaurants. Tho applo woman comes around about 2 o'clock, and the sandwich man supplies a luncheon, and the restaurant chairs remain empty. This loss is never made up. Even the post office sells fewer stamps on rainy days than on bright ones. Suburban travel is far lighter, and all tho railways running into New York carry fewer passengers when the clouds are emptying their buckets upon the defenceless earth than when the sun shines. Intending visitors postpone their journeys, and shoppers wait for a brighter day. Transients iu town for a day or two intending to take home a few things from New York shops decline to stir from comfortable rooms and content themselves with either doing without or getting the articles at home. So all through the list of retail dealers the loss goes. Theatres and places of public amusement suiler from the rain, and their loss alone means a small fortune. Thestreet venders, who sell susnenders, shoestrings ami small articles of that sort actuully go out of business when it rains. Taken all in all it is not an exaggeration to t.ay that a week of rain in New York city nicaiis a total loss to trade of �1,000,000. Tinmi' is more building now going on iu Middles'!,oro, Ky.,"thau iu any other city in America.. HE recent rescue of the young woman, Marie Marillier, from tho harem of a high Morocco dignitary, and her return to her friends in Algeria, calls attention to the fact that not a few European women havo been and aro among tho willing consorts of Mahomedan potentates. There is but ono sovereign today of tho many who adhero to tho Moslem faith who is known to have only ono wife, and sho acknowledged to all tho world as his quoen. That ruler is Tewiik. tho Khedive of Egypt. Tho woman wdio holds this exceptional place in the palace of a Mahomedan prince is Emineh Hamen, on her mother's side the daughter of a Circassian slave, her father being ono of the bravest officers in the servico of Ismail, tho predecessor and father of tho present Khedive. Emineh has played no unimportant part in the politics of the old world. That sho holds her husband's heart within her solo keeping alone proves her to be a remarkable woman. Sho is a lovely typo of Oriental womanhood, not a Cleopatra, but rather a Josephine; but with a greater ability than Josephine displayed in retaining tho affections of the lord of her youth. She is ono of tho most notablo women that tho East has given to history, and ought to bo pre-eminent over the mediocre queens of the day and generation. It was Emineh who guided the Khedive aright in the dark days of 18S2; who uphold his courage when he felt like surrendering to his rebel army, and who prompted him to extend no terms to the insurgents, who then had nearly complete possession of tho country, except absolute submission to him, their sovereign, ho being at tho time almost without a soldier. It is true that Emineh knew, or fell, that England would come to tho rescue; but it required moro than ordinary prescience, especially in an Oriental, to foresee the bombardment of Alexaudriaand the victory of Tel-el-Kebir. Tl�e Story ot TovvllU's l:si:ipo from his villa near Alexandria when Arabi Pasha was endeavoring to get possession of the person who stood between him and a throne, has been partly told, but is worth repeating. It was Emineh who, with her faithful attendants, met at the villa gate the horso-men of Arabi, and throwing aside for a moment her womanly reserve, forbade them to enter, saying that Tewnk had already departed. Her regal tone and commanding air overcame the persistency of tho officer who had been sent to arrest, under the pretence of escort, tlie Khedive, and he went back to Arabi without having fulfilled his mission. This gave Tewiik the required time to take refuge with his loyal tleei. W'lieu Tewiik was onee more in power at Cairo and Arabi a prisoner, Queen Emineh was an earnest phader that the Hie of the arch rebel should he spared; and her pha. had probably as much intiuonoe in procuring toe penalty of exile instead of death as the interference of England. She has always kept her single hold upon Tewiik, and the household of the Egyptian monarch is a model oi domestic bliss, lie is wrapped up in her and in Abbas, his son and heir. The excellent domestic habits of Tewtik are all the more sineuiar in view of the fact that his father, the ex-Khedive Ismail, is a man of very different character. Among bis uuoisrous wives Ismail counts cot loss than three of European origin. Educated in Paris, Ismail seemed to imbibe tho vices while ho eluded tho virtues of "Western civilization, and if a woman impressed his fancy, she was given the chanco provided ho could safely make tho offer to join his harem. AVhen the harem got too crowded Ismail divorced a certain number of them, usually elderly ladies, and had them married to his officers. The honored official was expected to receive this evidence of the royal bounty with deep gratification. If he did not he would hear from Ismail later. One of these gentlemen, Mustapha Boy, who was being rapidly advanced in thesun-shino of tho royal favor, had tho daring to evince some repugnance when his selectod wife was presented to him, Mustapha himself was a young man and presumably had an eye in another direction. Ho was soon afterwards ordered to a com-' mand iu the most sickly part of the Soudan. Goadod to desperation Mustapha attempted a rebellion against the khodive whoso forces, however, soon put an ond to tho uprising, nnd tho young boy, once ono of tho most promising and brilliant officers in tho Egyptian army, perished miserably. The visit of an English theatrical troupe to Cairo not long after Ismail's promotion to the throne was quite An Event In Effyjitian Society especially aa the physical drama was then in tho earlier stages of development and its living illustrations wore still comparatively youthful. Ismail went and saw and was conquered, more particularly by tho ample attractions of an actress known by the stage name of Clara Knollys. Clara, whatover her real name may have boon, was of Irish origin and had temper as well as good looks. Tho offer made in behalf of Ismail might havo dazzled a more scrupulous woman, and sho consented to be added to tho indefinite list of royal wives. At first sho was given to understand that she would bo permitted to enjoy some of the liberties accorded to her sex in Western countries; but Ismail was of too selfish a disposition for this to last, and ono day Clara's black attendant brought her a pre-emptory order to confine herself to tho harem. This was too much for Clara. After the command had been translated to her tho attendant thought for a moment that she was going into a lit. But she wasn't-at least it was only a fit of temper. Brushing aside the sahle shadow she darted from tho women's apartments, and into tho hall where Ismail was just then giving an audience, fortunately for Clara, to the British envoy. Tlio khedive was seated cross-leggod on a divan, and the envoy near him, both talking confidentially. Suddenly a vision in female dress rushed in, and Ismail felt himself seized by the beard. "I'll teach you, you old reprobate, to try to make an Egyptian mummy of an Irish girl!" yelled Clara. The attendants dashed up with drawn swords, and Clara would soon have been carved but for the prompt interposition of the British officer, wdio saw that tho woman was a fellow-subject of the queen. She was permitted to go unharmed and is possibly yet exhibiting her charms upon the variety stage. She was a sultana just three weeks. The painful experience of his beard on that occasion proved a warning to Ismail. Since that time "no Irish need apDly" for admission to his circle of domestic happiness. Ismail has, however, one German and two Greek wives on his list who have adhered to him, or rather he to them, in all changes of fortune. The German is the daughter of a former officer in the Egyptian army who joined the Moslem religion and adopted a Moslem name. As sho has never known a civilized career, the rights enjoyed by women in her .ancestral laud, she is as satisfied with her lot as oriental women generally. Tho two Greeks are sisters, presented to Ismail when very young by tho late Sultan of Turkey, and there is no reason to believe them discontented with their fate. At any rate, after the deposition of Ismail, when he removed with his household to Naples, anv and all of his wives had liberal opportunity to desert their husband. Only one is known to havo taken advantage of the privilege, and she was an Arab, now married to a merchant of Gneto. Ismail's polygamous mode of life, it may be mentioned hero caused no end of trouble in Naples, and it was in deference to Italian public opinion as well as to have a whip to hold over Tewiik that the Sultan required the ex-khedive to take up his abode under the shadow of the Porte. The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid, although admittedly a man of unusual intelligence, and, lor a Turk, enlightened ideas as to his imperial duties, continues to ba eminently Turkish iu his domestic circle. White, or to speak more correctly European, women form tlie majority of lus marriage list and quite a scandal was occasioned not long sejo when aa appeal wa3 made to 115 40-inch Ex. Plush aiid Ex. Lined, size 32 to 44, at $35.00. Ladies' Cheviot Jackets, 1000 Boll Shawl Collar. $5.00 Each. 750 Boll and Reefer Shapes. $6.50, $8.50 to $12.50. 200 Extra Fine Imported Cheviot, Ehadama lined throughout. $15.00. 120 do. Beal Astrachan Trimmed, $11.50 to $28.50 Each. 100 ladies' Scotch Plaid and Fancy Newmarkets, $12.50 to $20.00 Each. 500 ladies' Norfolk and Plaited Waists, in Cloth and Cashmere, $2.50 to $4.50 Each. Misses' and Children's Becfers in immense variety. Sizes G to 12, $3.50 Each. Sizes 12 to IS, $5.00 to $12,50. SHEPABD, HORWELL & CO. WSNTER STREET. friends in England by a well-known English actress of tho lower grado who had Tried I.ifo in tile Harem and got tired of it. The Sultan doos not keep his wives prisoners. The influence of western civilization is l'olt in tho recesses of tho imperial palace, and tho women enjoy a liberty at which 20 years ago the chief of the faithful would have stood aghast. Each woman has her day for receiving friends, and her name appears on the outer door oi the apartments roserved for her special use. Sho goes abroad in the streets attended, of cottrso, but not without the chance of admiring and being admired. More than ono tragedy in Constantinople in recent years has testified to the truth of tho latter part of the above sentence. Abdul Hamid had no fairer inmate of his harom than tho mother of the princess Salihe. Of Bulgarian origin this lady attracted tho attention of a Turkish pasha, who took her by force from her parents,, and made her a birthday gift to his imperial master. Her original namo is not known, but her Turkish name signified the Pearl of Light, or something to that effoct. Tho intrigue that led to her fate bos been clearly told, but general gossip in Constantinople is that she smiled on a young Hungarian officer then in the Bervice of the Sultan, and who had exchanged his ancestral religion for that of Mahomet. It also appears that for six months tho couple met at intorvals outside the palace. A rash remark of the young officer Aroused Sunpicioii and he was arrested without ceremony and compelled to confess, Turkish fashion, while two executioners oach held one ond of a bow-string whioh passed around his neck. When no moro admissions were to be extorted from him the bow-strina' completed its work and the remains of the victim wore thrown to tlie dogs in a secluded suburb of Constantinople. As he had long before adjured his Christian allegiance nothing could have been done for hint in tho way of intercession even had warning been received of his intended fato. As for the Pearl of Light, men whispered to each other with pale lips that about midnight on the day that her admirer met ids doom a boat shot out into the Bosporus from the water gate of the Sultan's gardens and a, sack containing a burden and heavily weighted was dropped into the moonlit waters. Tito Pearl of Light was never seen again among the female consorts of Abdul Hamid. The Persian Shah, Nassr-ed-dine, created amusement during his first European tour by his readiness to marry any good-looking woman to whom ho was introduced, from tho Princess of Wales to a oliorus girl. When he attended tlie theatre in London, he expressed his desire to transfer a whole troop of lightly clad dancers to his preserves at Teheran, although on being handed an opera glass he was willing to leave several at home. Tho Shah did not carry off any Englishwomen, but a sprightly French girl, Charlotte Duprez, whom ho saw in Paris, is said to havo lollowed him to Persia by his personal request. Nominally sho was engaged as tutor for tho Shah's favorito daughter, Tadies-Saltaneb. Keally she was added to tho list of wives. After a year's stay in tho Persian capital Charlotte returned to France and went back to her native villago in Maine with a pood sum of money to her account According to her story, Nassr-ed-dine treated her well, indeed too well, for the peace of mind of the senior wife, a lady with :i diflicult name, who recently became blind and travelled to Vienna with the vain purpose of having her sight restored. This lady, by all sorts of petty tricks and persecutions, made life unbearablo for the Frenchwoman, who at last secured a leave of absence from her reluctant lord on the pretence of visiting her ased parents, promising to return after seeing them. , ..... Charlotto had seen enough of life in Persia, Nassr-ed-dine's generosity made her independent, as fortunes go in rural I ranee, and sho settled down to tho quiet villago life which she had deserted only at the dictate of necessity. During his recent visit to Europe the Shah made many inquiries for his trench wife, for whom he evidently still entertained a sincere attachment, but tho inquiries met with no satisfactory response. The case of Marie Marillier, before alluded to, shows what a woman will dare for liberty and honor, and nlso illustrates how harems are recruited with European as well as other victims. Maria's father is A itt-Njiei taMo Frencli Settler near the borders of western Algeria. Tlie notorious robber tribe called the Hissams made a raid from the desert about a year at;o into thu territories of Morocco. They also swept tho Algerian frontier and carried oil a number of captives, iticluiliut! Marie, a girl ol to. The troops of Sultan Muley-Huisau were lux ouca swiftly on the trail, perhaps because a caravan boannsr tributo to the Moorish treasury was among' the spoils of the raiders. Tho robber tribe was defeated with slaughter and nearly all the captives recovered including Marie. But instead of restoring her to the French, Scharaf, tho Moorish commandor, carried her to his own homo and kept her in concealment, no doubt debating m his own mind whether to win favor, at court by presenting her to the Sultan, to sell her at a high price or keep her himself. Ho seems to have determined on the first mentioned course, and, obtaining an audience with the Sultan, begged him to accept tho gift of a beautiful Frank slave. The Sultan of Morocco is not by any means a reformer, but he is one of the shrewdest politicians in Africa, and, while keeping European powers at arm's length, he has no desire to give any of them, especially France, an excuse tor hostility. * Scharaf Pasha was much astounded when his majesty, instoad of extending the foot of good-will, ordered him placed under arrest. Mario was restored to her father, who, supposing she had beon carried intb the desert, had given up all thought of seeing her again, and Scharaf only saved his lifo by tlio prompt surrender of all his property. These recent incidents from Eastern conn-tries go to show how far Mahometan life in its most intimate relations is being affected by Western enlightenment, and also to illustrate tho experience of women who, educated in Western lands, have given up their freedom, either willingly or by compulsion, for a career so foreign to Western womanhood as that of tho toy and favorite of the capricious despots who lord over Mahometan States. Tho picture is by no means a tempting ono, and could probably bo made more repelling could all tho truth be arrived at. COTCnraATI COMFJDIOATIONS Over the 'VP'ork of Truant Offioers �n Private Schools. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 1.-An exciting oon-tost botweon tho authorities of the public and tho private schools is threatened hero. Under a statute, boards of education in largo cities of Ohio appoint truant officers to hunt up children botweon C and 14 year< of ago not in school, and oblige thorn U attend some school, either publio or private. Any business concern employing a child of school age who has not passed a satisfao. tory examination in tho common branched of study is liable to a line of $50. Officials of public and private schools are required to provide the truant officers with lfit� of pupils wdio attend regularly. Thirty private schools have not yst complied with tho law, and unpleasant complications are expected. If you want a good house, see the bar gains advertised today on page 13. We vrill place on sale one of the �es( Bargains m Which has heen offered in Boston this season. We will sell 50 doz. 4-Button French Suede Gloves, in beautiful shades of Tans, at * PER 9 H PAIR. This Glove has always been sold for 81.25. 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