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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 23, 1889, Acton, Massachusetts > -¡Hi OONOORD, MASS., FRIDAY, AUGUST S3, 1889. Number 4r8. NU* ."K ïpmsM MowmM«. BOA, PUBUSHKB8 $100 per year. Month», 80c. IN ADVAKCB. ■ HUDSON, MAYNARD, ____ ACTON, %UDBUBY, IW, WAYLAND, W«3T0N, ,. , . lajÉlddleMX County. NOSÏBBÔEO. 80UTHB0R0, AND v BVBHH, In Woiwxrter County. Prt»ri»al 0«cm » I Haaelton Block, Main »t. MABLBOBO. '[ ciuun'p Block, Wood «jo»«, HUDSON. ;''Ih^frytorit, M*>nit,MAYNARD. , ' MtW •» i»T»M«H8. is «Mb aMlttocal.ïSc. * " J.....llMM- ' of«.,!» ......... cud*. ÛTS linee of perysar. including a oopy of J',tfTSiinOT imUrf *-**' column, 19 cents a Una "" esilfc lllMII li<» Lost, Found. ■ be inserted three «Mb for Miy cent». caiérflknl» Koteweediiig six Unse, ona Insertion, 50 «tots HT Tronsteat advertizing, «ask In advance. ns MiHVin« Of wwy. description promptly and satisfactorily Spring and Summer CLOTHING Hats, Gaps, Gents' h— All our good» are bought for cash and will be sola for cash At Bottom Prices. t WS prepared to clean and presa tiothing. Pants not found in atock will be made to order if deaired. Heil Currie & Co.. llaynard'a Block. Main Street, Mayuard. Real solid comfort may be enjoyed by selecting your dresses from our large assortment ot Crinkle Cloth, Chatlies, Seges, Mams Ckaaikwrt, Mallaaa, Qlaikaw, PrlaHi and other Seasonable Novelties, which we are selling so low that you will hardly miss the outlay Irom your purse. We have a full line of Ladiea,' Gent*, add Children's Summer Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Mitts etc. Parasols, Fans and Straw Bate are now ripe. Come and take your pick •We are selling th "Eddj" tod "Alaski" Refriflntors and Ice Cbeata at leas than manufacturer's prices. New styles in Tapestry, Lowell Extra Super, and Hemp Carpetings and Floor Oil Cloths just received. A splendid assortment of Wall Paper, Parlor, Chamber and Kitchen Furniture Spring beds. Mattresses, Bedstead», Chil dreo's Carriages Ac. Cheap for cash, or on installments. Tuttles, Jones South Aoton. Mass. C, B. STONE, WEST ACTON, MASS. INSURANCE * AGENT, Notary Public, — AND — JUSTICE-OF THE PEACE. »-«pedal attention given to settling estates anaexamlng titles. HOUGHTON'S Slow* ■•yntnl, Rockbottom, Berlin, Bolton and Boston far Botai aa4 Berlin aa ar- trala fnp Boato«. ----- ttOontSqura." ** «. W. MMM, fmHnir P. Ô. GILMOBE, DEIHTIST, OFFICE »AY81 Maynard—Thursdays, Fridays and Sat-urdaya. in Maynard's block. Nortbboro-Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at residence Main street. VM. H. HEBREW, fient»'. Hairdressing Booms. Partie« lar attention glvea to cuttlng ehlldren's balr. ValM ■taek, Mata Bl., ftacw«, Ma». H. B. No reaiilent of tbls town bas any conueo on wlth thlsahop. HORACE TUTTLE Hark, Boarding and Livery Stable WaMw Sinei, CaataMi Haas. Hack* and Bargee f urnlabed for partiras. Orden left at J. C. Friend'» Drag 8 to re and at the Stable will receive prompt attention, Connected by telephone. L. E. BROOKS, Had, Livery, Feel & Boarding 8TABLB Hack* tarnished for weddings, funerals, etc., bM^Spp«eSeFitchbnrg R.R. depot, CONCOKD, - BASS, Connected by telephone. Hacks at depo. MISS ANNIE C. BLA1SDELL, ChriMtnn Scientist. ABSENT TREATMENT GIVEN. Residence and Postofflce address. Csatard, Ulaaa, O. -EE. TTOTJlSra-, Barber and Hairdresser, Haa newly fitted np the shop formerly ocoapied byTbomaa Miller, ana Is prepared to serve the Bublio In a first class manner. Particular attention given to cutting Ladles and Children'» Hair. Bouth Acton, Mass, May 0,1889. P J. SULLIVAN Having just roceivcd his Spring and Summer Samples has an elogant lino of good» to «elect from consiHtiug of tlie very latent styles, thus making tins a rare opportunity for the purchase of n at a low price. Call and roc for your selves. I guarantee to cut and make in a perfect manner all Clothing ordered from me. Prompt attention given to every customer. Repairing and Gleaning Neatly and quickly done. P. J. SULLIVAN, Riverside Block, Main Street, JHAYAARD, - MASS. THOMAS H. DRURY TAILOR, Rooms over H. S. Richardson's Drue Store. A good line of Worsted & Woolen Samples To select from. A good ALL WOOL pair of Trousers for $5 00. Suits equally low. |y Repairing neatly done..Jia Concord......Mass. A. B. BLACK. Wleelvrislit & Carriage Builder, CORCORD, NAM. Carriages Vor sale, repaired, built or exchanged. Harness Making, Carriage Painting and Trimming a Specialty. Harnessea. Robes, Whips, etc., for sale or exchange. H. S. HAPGOOD, AUCTIONEER & APPRAISER, Sticrw, HVHa&j3. -NEW- T Ï The undersigned has opened a Meat and Provision Market in the rear of his residence, Thoren» St., where he will keep constantly on hand a first-class supply of Meat and Provisions of all kinds, Vegetables and Fruits in their season. Also a choice supply of Vermont Dairy Butter. It will be the aim ot the proprietor to please the public in Prices and Quality of his Goods. A. F. BOWMAN, CONCORD. MASS. HARRY L ALDERMAN, Veterinary Surgeon, Concord, Mass., Will attend to all diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, etc. Orders left with A. II. 11I.ACK. will Im promptly attended to. WILLIAM BARRETT, General Insnrnce Agent, Concord, Mass The following Companies are represented: mutual companiks. Qaiaey, Ilalyefce, W»rcr»«er, Trail«« ■ad M«lnaiH,t'iliMB>^ad IWerriianek. Stock Comi-anies., Npriagfleld, PhteoU of Hnrl fard, la*. Ca. sf N. A., C»«Hin*nliil,l'r»v. Wash., aad Narlhera Aunrnurc of l.on-d*a. jyLife and Accident rolicles written In fliHtclass Companies. __ T2 aì2S »■i^UGH n v Ml a I^fi OLD COLONY RAILROAD—NORTHERN DIVISION- Winter arrangement of trains, in effect on and after Marlboro. Nnrthboro, Clinton, Leominster and Fitchburg, ton& Albany Railroad depot, Boston; TRAINS SOUTH. June 17, 18~9, to and from Boston and Trains arrive at and depart from llos- a m Leave Fitchburg 6 26 1 Leominster Cen. S 35 Fratta Junotion, <6 43 Cllalaa 6 G3 Boltou (6 ST Weat Berlin |7 ftt Berlin 7 OB Northboro 7 12 Hospital station }7 15 Arrive Marlboro 7 37 Leave Marlboro 7 IS / Marlboro Junct 7 25 Southboro 7 29 Fayrille 7 32 Framingham 7 39 Laiterie«, {7 40 Arriva 8o. Framln'in 7 46 S«M 8 36 Leave ManaOeld Taunton, Mew Bedford Fall River Arrive at New York, Fall Biver am 7 25 7 33 7 48 8 03 8 30 8 05 8 14 8 18 8 27 a m S 00 » 09 9 18 9 28 19 39 9 45 19 47 10 03 9 50 9 ce 10 00 10 02 10 09 S 32 10 14 9 15 11 00 9 36 11.35 10 03 1 03 10 40 1 40 11 10 1 44 line, TRAINS NOUTII. p m 12 15 12 24 12 32 12 42 «12 46 12 60 {12 53 1 00 41 03 1 17 1 03 1 13 1 17 1 19 1 26 M 27 1 32 2 40 2 60 3 12 3 63 4 02 p m 4 18 4 23 4 26 4 29 4 38 W 3!) 4 44 5 65 p m 4 00 4 10 4 18 4 28 4 32 4 30 4 39 4 46 (4 49 6 05 4 60 4 58 5 02 6 M 6 11 6 16 6 00 6 34 8 10 Wodn'ys & Saturdays Î> m ' 25 5 31 6 42 5 52 §5 66 6 00 6 03 6 09 S« 12 6 36 6 15 6 21 6 25 6 28 6 36 6 41 7 60 Sundays a in 7 10 §7 1» 7 27 7 37 §7 41 §7 46 «7 49 7 66 67 m 8 14 8 00 8 08 8 12 8 14 8 21 ja 22 8 26 9 20 Leave New York Fall Biver, New Bedrord Taunton. Mansfield am am 5 30 p m So Framlughain Lakeview, Framing ham Fay ville Southboro Marlboro Juno. Arrive Marlboro Leave Marlboro e 40 4 60 0 25 6 47 7 15 8 00 {8 02 8 05 8 12 8 18 8 23 8 30 8 05 Hospital station, «8 29 North bolo Berlin W. Berlin Bolton Cllalaa Fratta June. Leominster Arrive Fitchburg 8 33 t8 39 {8 42 8 13 «9 01 9 10 9 19 8 20 8 45 9 81 10 45 10 65 11 58 (12 00 12 03 12 10 12 13 12 18 12 25 12 10 <12 25 12 29 <12 37 12 41 <12 46 12 61 I 01 1 (19 1 1.» a m 10 68 12 16 1 12 1 66 2 15 2 67 3 02 3 10 3 14 3 19 3 25 3 10 83 24 3 30 {3 36 13 42 3 47 4 06 4 16 p m 4 30 5 li <5 17 5 20 5 29 6 32 5 37 5 43 5 30 «5j4i 6 48 6 66 6 00 C Ol 6 Oil 6,19 « 27 6 37 p in 3 33 3 40 4 ?0 4 65 5 26 6 12 6 17 C 25 6 29 6 35 6 15 8 3!» 16 44 C 55 7 10 7 19 7 10 7 20 a 111. Weiln'y»<$! Sundays Saturdays p m p in i)in I.OWKI.I. AND FKA91INUI1AM IIKANCU. TRAINS SOUTH. a.m. a.m. Lowell, 7.40 12.45 No. Acton Junction, 8.00 <1.07 Acton, 8.04 1.13 Concord Junction, 8.08 1.18 No. Hudbury, }8.I4 <1.24 Sudbury, 8. in 1.28 o. SudVury, . 8.23 1.31 Jo. Framingham, {8.27 {1.36 Framinghaui, 8.31 1.41 Lakevlew, (1.42 So. Framingham Arrive, 8.36 1.40 So. Framingbam Leave 8.42 1.65 Manafietd, Arrive. 9.35 2.43 p.m. 4.00 {4.23 4.28 4.32 {4.38 4.42 4.45 4.50 V-5 {4.56 6.1X1 6.30 6.08 Suiiy's. I'M. BJO 7.02 7.10 •Iii 7.70 7.40 7.48 8.00 8-10 8.20 {4.56 TRAINS NORTH. Mansfield, So. Framingham, Ar. So. Kramlughaiu, I.v. Lakevlew, Kraiulngham, No. Fraiiiiiigiiam, So. Sudbury, Sudbury, No. Sinflmry, Concord Junetlon, Acton, No. Acton Junction, Lowell, An ive. r.M. 6.17 7..1H 7.55 {7.57 8.00 {H.«f> 8.11 H.l'.l {8 23 8.311 8.:m {».; io 9.02 a.m. 10.45 11.30 11..18 {11.40 11.43 {11.47 II .55 {11.5H 12.08 12.12 {12.17 12.40 Siin'ys. i'm i'.m. 4.55 6.55 5.68 {6.00 6.03 6.118 6.13 6.17 §6.21 6.211 6.33 {6.37 0..W 5.40 5.48 5.56 6.04 6.10 6 16 6.42 6.4» 6.57 7.37 {Flag Station. IStops only to leave passe im. (Stops illy for Boston passengers. Train leaving Fitchburg at 9 A M. connects for Cottage City. 12.15 p.m., Cottage City ami Nan. tucket. Returning, Nantucket, 7.00 a m. Cottage city, 6.16, 9.30, a. m., l.oo, p. u. Connect at fouth Framingham with trains to and from Wore ster, Springfield, anil points on B. St A. B. B., at Mansfield for Newport, I'autuoket, Providence, and points on f rovlilence Division aad Cape Cod, ISAAC W. MARSHALL. Supt.. OKO. L. CONNOR. Qen'l. Pa«r. Agt., J. R. KKNDRICK. Pen. Ma'r Dr. CHAS. H. JOHNQUEST, INSURANCE BUILDING, - - ■ CONCORD, MASS. Oflloe open every day exeept Fridays from 9 A. M. to 12 M., and from l to 6 I'.M. Frldavs, A M . tlieforma tory. Appointments made through the mall, box 132. Reference Urs.Flairg & O»-good» Ttmuoo tSiraat, Boston. niay5-tf HA VINO a large amount of Saltpetre Waste In storage room that we wlfch to use for other purphees, and desiring to remove it without tlie expenditure of time and labor of our own,we propose to offer the lot for sale at a price that will induce you to move it lor us before October 1st. In pursuance of this plan we will UNTIL THAT DATE sell One or more tons of Saltpetre Waste nt tlie Hills at Fire Dollars ($5) per ton. As analytical chemist* have pronounced our Saltpetre Waste lobe worth fully Ira dallara per ton for fertilizing purposes, ft will lie readily seen that this is an opportunity never before offered to obtain material ot tills kind. f:®1- Remember, our offer holds good unt'l Oclaber 1, •aly,—after that the regular prie i of nine dollars per ton will l>e required. AMERICAN POWDER HILLS, nr. II. OAItFIELO, Sup't. MAYNARD, - - - MASS. auglli-lt Here is Your Chance If You Want a Farm. II AtWPfi suitably divided into mowing *1 '•vl Co, and tillage, with a lew acres of Iiasturaae, and wood enough for home use; will teep six cows and horse the year round; uooil Hiipplyof fruit trees of all kinds; land a light loam, free from stones, rapable of raising the finest of crops and easy to work. Cottage House c iiivenient; has line cemented cellar. Oood Barn with cellar under whole; carriage hotlse connected. Water supplied to bam i>y aqueduct. Never failing well at house. This is a cosy little home, ami is sold for tlie best of reasons. I'rlce, Including all the hay in the 1 arn and the crops growlug on the place, 8'J3IM>, one-half cash. Will be showu free of expense at WOOD'S REAL EST TIAG'CY,Clinse's Block, Ifluyiiurd's Block, Hudson. Maynard. NEW CORNER Drug Store. Having moved into my new store, ¡it the coiner ol' Main and Broad streets, I feel confident with 111 y additional accommodations, I shall be better able than ever to meet tlie wants of my growing trade. I have put in a Magnificent Tuffs Fountain, Fr which I can serve refresh ing', soda, made from my own syrups. Call and see nie at. my new store. E. F. Partridge. HUDSON SAVINGS IBANK Jzftx' lllock, Main Street,. Depoalla Draw lntcreat from the Ihir Wcilaodav of October, Jannnry, April and July. Dividends payable Saturday after Jthe third Wednesday in January and July. BUSINESS HOURS:—From 9 A. M. to 12 M. EVERY DAY, and Saturdays from 9 A. M. to 12 M., an'l 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 I'. M. MONKY I.OANKI) on Real Estate. Persons having loans can pay on the principal tlfty dollars or more at any time and stop Interest on amount paid at once. investment committkk foil 18?».—E. M. Stowe, Chas. 11. Robinson, J. S. Ilradley, Itenj. Dearborn, L. T. Jefts. K. M. STOWE, President. DANIEL W. STRATTON. Treasurer HACK SERVICE Tlie undersigned would take this opportunity to return to the people of Hudson, his sincere thanks for the liberal patronage lie lias received from them in the past, and to inform them that he will continue to 1 uu His Hack from both Depots on arrival and departure of trains, and attend to all orders left at the Post Office and Hudson House, as usual, and ¡it residence, corner of Park aiul Washington Streets. • Order* attended to Sundays ¡is well a« wi:ek dnys. Hudson, .lune r>, tHSU. F. D. GATES. Blytlis Bakery. Home Made Bread, Fancy and Common Crackers ALWAYS FJIESH. Weddinn and Fancy Cake to Order. Bakery 011 Broad street; store, Jefts Block, Main street. HUDSON, . . MASS Fire Insurance Wood's AGEHCY. MEN WHO AHE POWERFULNEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENTS At WASHINGTON. They Seldom Abuse Their Privileges, However—John Miller, ■ Famous News Gatherer—Some Incidents In a 11«porter's Ufa at the CapltaL [Special norreepondence.1 Washington, Aug. 13.—One of the moat powerful men in America walked down Newspaper row a few miuutos ago, ai»d as I begin writing about blm is standing In the door of bis office, not far from mine, lecturing bis office boy for some extraordinary dereliction. You hove never heard this powerful man's name, and outside the city of Washington there are not a hundred persona who know him by sight. He is a little feUow, who wears a flannel sliirt and airs so modest that he looks anything but the great man he is. Tet if thoro is warrant for the aphorism that the uien who make the greatest Impressions on their times ore those who in largest measure influence the thinking of their fellow' men, this newspaper correspondent, now en-guged in reading the riot enactment to his office ixiy, is assuredly one of the master spirits of the aga He cannot order out the army and navy, nor discharge office holders, nor pardon criminals, nor veto private pension bills, but he can and nightly does spread broadcast the morsels of news on which public opinion feeds and drinks. The Washington correspondent is a man of power, because he stands between government, ruling party, public policies, official persons oil the one side, and the onlookiug public on the other. He is a man of wide acquaintance, keen observation, great experience. Better than a l, he has much independence. Though he must in his daily work cut bis cloth according to the political mode of his paper, aside from the general course which he is expected to pursue great freedom of action is left him. He bas the confidence of his managing editor. His copy is but little edited In the home office, he receives few orders from his superiors. Very often, Instead of following policies laid down by his pupar, ho inoculates the home management with tbo inspirations by which policies are adopted. Tlie Urst business of tho Washington correspondent is to transmit the news. But news may be "colored," news of a certain sort may be made much ol, other news may be liclittlcd or entirely suppressed. The great power of tho Washington correspondent has its source largely in this privilego of his to mix opinions with facts. If ho does his duty well lie is more than a mere reporter of occurrebces—ho is an euitor of uows who writes over a wire, a mirror of opinion, nil umilyst of men, a commentator who incidentally illumines facts which might otherwise Iw devoid of color to tho eye of the average reai lor. Tlie work of the ideal Washington correspondent reminds 1110 very much of the good pressman who has in hand a job containing wood cut illustrations. Tho lines of the engraving—tlie buck—nro cut by other hands, and cannot bo changed. If the plate is run raw and untreuteil through tlie pres. it is too strung ill color here and too light there. In one s|M't tho ink is thick and block whero it should not lie, und whero deep color is required it prints "gray" and uncertain. Tho skillful pressman takes that engraving in hand und transforms it without touching one of the lines. Ho "underlays" the plate w ith a thin piece of paper to make tho surface directly (0?ur it pri;it stronger, or, ill uuother place, cuts out a small soction from tho tym-pan to givo lighter, more delieato shading. If there is a villain in the picture plenty of ink is left upon liis somber fuee, and if there is u maiden fair and |<ersccutcd, how tho softness of her eyes mid tho graceful nestling of her brown curls are brought out in ull their graceful temptingness! Like tho pressman, tho skillful Washington correspondent "overlays" and "underlays" and "cuts awuy" to give tint ami tone to tho daily pictures which occurrences paint for him in outlino. A sample of tho muiiner in which tho Washington corresi>oudcnt exercises his [lower. An incideiit iu one of thu departments of such nature that it eau be construed into a reflection upou the dignity and efficiency of a high oilk'ial, fulls under the uotico of a member of tho corps of correspondents who doesn't like tho official involved. Without mistaking the fucts, but simply by, coloring them, ho mukes of tho incident somo very unpleasant reading for the |>ei-soii chiefly interested. But before sending his copy to the telegraph office the young giuut concludes lie hud liot ter set to work other ugeucies within reach of his hand. The copy is manifolded and sent out by means of the office boy to a dozen or moro corresiMmdenU of inetro|iol-itun pu]>erst friends and neighbors of the discoverer. All or nearly all of these make use of thu news item, rewriting it or not, as their fancy dictates. Next morning see what a display of power our modest little correspondent h;is made. When daylight dawned ill Boston it found three or four lightning presses turning out by tho thousand papers containing the story of the department official who made a blunder. Hundreds of newsboys gathered up the papers and carried theiu to all parts of the city. Trains by the score spread the story all over New England. At New York daylight broke upon a similar scene, aud again at Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 8t. Louis, Chicago, St. Paul, Kansas City, and on to San Francisco, Portland aud Seattle. At the command of the little mun iu a ilanuel shirt on Newspaper row, at a wuve of his band 111 tho direction of an Ethiopian office boy, this siow storm of intelligence was spread oil millions of Hakes from ocean to ocean. Probably the de|Mii tment official was not much hurt His pride may l.ave been wounded, aud his enemies at home may have scizod ujioii the incident, trivial us it was, to laugh to destruction his ambitions for a seat in the house or senate. But if tho mauifolded item of news had been one to blast his reputation, to ruin liini beyond recovery, it would have Lctn just the same. This is a power beside which that wielded by president or senator seems infinitesimal. It is a tyrant's |x>wer. Luckily It is not wielded by tyrants. Newspai>er men nro not, as a rule, rovengo-ful. At any rata, private unimosities are rarely or never permitted to defraud their readers of honest and uecurate reporting of facts, But ncwspa))or men are human, and if a private score cun he puid off in a strictly professional way—as in telling the story of some public man's dereliction or blunder, which his constituent* aud tho people in general have 11 right to acquaintance with—then tho man who reaches tho country's consciousness via telegraph wire bccoiues indeed a terror. If u new spa)ier man has a |iei'sonal score to pay he can well afford to bide his time. He need not force matters—tho whirligig of time will bring him his revenges in the ordinary cours» of his business. Chandler will get his ear pilled, llluckburn will have trouble with a duelist, Ingulls will make a soro iu Voorhee.s (.11 which suit and vinegar may lie rubbed, Ingulls himself will bo upbraided by tho w ifu of a cabinet minister, and thus in one manner or another will com* to each a mouieift 111 which he wishes all newspaper writer* were his friends. Newspaper men are resourceful. If cir-cumstuncos are such that they cannot with propriety and with loyalty to their employ-em writ« unpleasantly of a statesman who bas treated them unfairly, they have «UU a recourse. An instance of this is bad in the case of a New York paper and a certain gruff, bluff senutor from the west of the soma party. For years tlie name of this senator bus not appeared in the columns of that paper save wbeu it was alwolutely essential to the complete publication of u roll call. Nettled by this neglect more than he could pussibly have been by the sharpest criticism, the senator has time and again sued for peuce. The of-fuuse, however, cannot be condoned. If a statesman is unfair to the correspondent -of a pu)>er iu his own party it would appear the Juttur'ji hainju were tied. But not iS.' Though, perhaps, m can'say no word b> self defense or retaliation in. his own paper, be bas many friend* who represent papers of the other party, and who are only too glad to take up the cudgel at the first fair opportunity. The Washington purveyor of Information for the public Is a man of so much power that the prudent statesman will not unnecessarily offend him. There is one newspaper man in Washington, a quiet, industrious worker, who wields tremendous influence upon the opinions of bis countrymen from ocean to ocean. He is John Miller, a reporter for The Star, a man who bas a head and face so like the accepted portraits of our Saviour that many artists have asked him for sittings Miller Is one of the best reporters in Washington. He knows everybody, has been many years at his work, is generally liked and respected. Congress meets at 12 o'clock. The Star takes copy up to S o'clock. How Miller manages to get so much matter and such accurate and well written matter through tho grist in these three hours is one of tho mysteries of newspaper work in the capital. What he writes is seized upon by many special correspondents, by pre« associations supplying news to thousands of journals, and spread broadcast throughout tho country. As Miller sees and hears things on his hurried rounds the country is likely to see and hear them next morning. There is 110 fierce rivalry among the news getters of Washington. As a rule, they are willing to help one another. The whole fraternity of correspondents is divided into coteries. Representatives of New York, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis and St. Paul papers go iu together. There being no rivalries among them, newB is exchanged without possible barm and with assured advantage to each member of the coterie. So much of this easy method of getting news is practiced that "béate" of importance are very rare indeed. Newspaper meu complain that the methods iu vogue here induce personal Indifference and laziness, and It is one of the traditions of the profession that few men have enough native energy and industry to withstand the enervating influences of a dozen years in Washington. "I have been long enough in the capital," Baid Mr. A. W. Lyman, formerly Washington correspondent of The New York Sun, and one of the best men of the row. "I feel that I am getting in the rut, and am glad I have enough perception remaining to see it and enough energy left to get out." Mr. Lyman has purchased a newspaper at Helena, M. T. I havo already mentioned that Washington correspondents are accommodating one to another. This is particularly true in the midsummer or dull season. At this very moulent I know of five prominent papers, each of which keeps here an expensive bureau, whose work is being done, temporarily, by one man. The other men are away on vacations. Two pa]>er8 In a certain large city, one Republican and the other Democratic, have been represented for two or three weeks by one mun. His chicf anxiety is lest he inadvertently mix his political items and send them a-wrong. Sometimes newspaper men like to play jokes on one another. In the grand stand at the baseball grounds the other day sat two correspondents. Presently the representative of a Chicago paper came iu and sat down, in front of them. Winking at. his companion, one of tho men in tho rear row exclaimed, just loud enough to be overheard by the man iu front: "Say, that's a big sensation in . the Chicago postofflce, isn't it?" "Yes. I wonder what Wanamaker will do about it." Of course, the correspondents had heard of no row in the Chicago postofljee—they were merely trying to worry the other fellow. And they succeeded. More than half suspecting a Joke, and too proud to ask questions, he tried to dismiss the matter from bis mind. But the seeds of discontent bud been planted, and tho game had no further attractions for him. Takiug a car he rode to tho residence of a postofflce official and asked about the Chicago postoffice. Sure enough, there was news there. A commission bad been appointed to Investigate the Chl-cugo office, and this lucky correspondent learned all tho particulars. Moreover, he wus tho only correspondent who did learn tho particulars that uigbt. As a piecoof sheer luck this recalls the case of Reporter McCarthy, of Tho Washington Post. Under a former Republican administration Tho Republican had things all its own way in the police department, greatly to tbo disgust of the reporters of The Post, which was then a Democratic paper. Late one stormy night two Republican reporters and the officers on duty at West Washington station endeavored to play a joke on McCarthy. They talkod in a low tone of a murder that bad been committed, and suffered McCarthy to overhear just enough of the story to raise his curiosity. Takiug the sergeant aside McCarthy made a stirring ap-poal for information and fair play. "I'll tell you what I'll do," said the mischievous sergeant. "I hate to see the boys getting ahead of you all the time, and if you will promise never to.give me away I'll tell you where to go." Of course, McCarthy promised. "Now skip for the East Washington station. The murder occurred over there, and they'll tell you all about It." As soon as McCarthy had departed In the storm the jokers made merry at his expense. But on arriving at East Washington station, about 1 o'clock in the morning, the bedraggled but indefatigable reporter found the officers in a state of excitement. Evidently something had occurred. In five minutes ho learned that a sensational murder had been committed on H street In an hour he had visited the scene of the tragedy and learned all the particulars. That morning his paper came out with a two column description of the murder, while the practical jokers of Tho Republican, who had sent poor McCarthy off 011 what they supposed was a wild goose chase, had not a single line. Robert Graves. She Did Not Quite Explain. Even In a business so grave aa the undertaker's ludicrous situations often occur. Here is a good story told of an undertaker in our neighboring city of Indianapolis. This undertaker, whom we will call Mr. Z, is a very sympathetic man, and one who sincerely mourns when it becomes bis painful duty to take charge of the obsequies of his friends or acquaintances. One freezing cold day last winter a young lady whom ho knew well and whose family he was much attached to entered his office and seemed to bo at once so overcome by her feelings that she could not spcalc. Mr. Z, much shocked to think that some member of her family hod fallen a victim to the death angel, drew her noar the grate and placed her in a chair. He then thought it best to let her take her own time to tell him the sad news. The young lady sat for some time with head bowed and unable to retain her sobs. Finally she drew a note out of her muff, banded it to Mr. Z and went sobbing out of the office. The note was addressed to Mrs. Z, but the affair seemed so curious Mr. Z resolved to read the note. It ran like this: "My dear Mrs. Z: As you are in our section in the church, I am going to ask you to contribute boiled bam for our social uext Tuesday evening at the church parlors. Yours, in has to, Mrs-." Afterward, when asked why she wept so copiously, the young lady said: "In the first place I cried because 1 was so cold, and then just as I went in i happened to think how dreadful it would be If any of our family were dead."—Chicago Times. The following recipe for home made Ice may be found of use: Take a cylindrical vessel and pour ounces of commercial sulphuric acid and ounces of water into it, and then add one ounce of powdered sulphats of soda. In the center of this mixture plaos a smaller vessel containing the water to b« frosen; then cover the vessel, and, if possible, revolve the whole with a gentle motion. In a few minutes the water in ths small vessel will be converted into lea Ths same mixture can be used a second or a third time for making a block of ice. The opera tion should, if possible, be performed ill a cool viae»—in a cellar, for eiamplft ~ÌI0W THE BASS TELLS IT.THE OTHER SIDE OF ThfE STORY OF WHY THE FISH GOT AWAY. The Angler Never Vails to I toast or Hit Own Prowess—Now Let a Fluny Veteran Tell How He Wasu't Caught and Lied About by a Man with a Bod and Line. Imagine, for the moment, for the sake of justice and fair play, that fishes are able to exchange ideas by means of speech among themselves, and that at certain favored times, as we remember reading of in our childhood's perusul of the Arabian Nights, it Is possible for mortals to bear and understand their language. I.ot it be the privilege, too, of somebody strolling beside a well stocked fishing stream to overhear some such colloquy among a school of black bass as follows below, linagiue the listener to be gazing into the depths of a deep baslu in the channel of tho river when he is astonished by the sound of a queer voice from under the surface of the water, exclaiming: BOW He 8TOUE THE BAIT. "Didn't I triumph over that poor fisherman»" Further permit the favored individual, looking down still more intently into the water, to distinguish clearly a school of black bass suspended in the liquid element near the bottom, winnowing with their fins, heads up stream, and among them a particularly large one, vigorously working his gills. The crowd of lesser flsh seem to bn held in rapt attention to hear an interesting story which the greater bass is about to tell. Any one who has ever bung over a clcar running stream from bridge or bank and has seen groups of fish below will recall how invariably tbo little ones in a school gather admiringly around the bigger ones, just as people do in human society. Immediately let the smaller voices, replying, be heard to say in a chorus, "Should think you did! Tell us how it happened. We were watching you." "Well, you see," let the stronger voice proceed, with the reader's indulgence, "I am a pretty big bass. I weigh about live pounds, . and I flatter myself that I am as active as I am big. This ufternoon, you know, being hungry, 1 began to look about for provisions. In exploring here and there, I discovered a long white line waving In the water, aud on the end of that line was a bunch of baby toads. At the same time, on tho surface of the water, 1 noticed the shadow of a long yellow rod that was, hold out straight from one end, as it seemed, by somebody on shore. Hereafter, my friends, when you see an outfit like that, look outl Those toads looked very attractive. I am very fond of youug toads." "Yes," chimes in the chorUs. "Consequently, steering clear of the white lino, I rushed up and grabbed them in my mouth. While I was making off with them I felt them pulling back in a way I did not understand. It seemed they had a power of motion aud resistance apart from their own itrength. But 1 crushed them without mercy uid swallowed tlicin, and when I cast my jyes up again, behold, tho white line was gone. So by this time I knew that it was what is sailed a fishing line, which of course you aave all heard about Presently iu my fur-;her travels I passed by tho same place, srheu, strange to say, I spied a largo crab at-acbed to that same white lino. Now, you inow 1 am very fond of crabs." "Yes." "Well, this time 1 was a little chary of that vbito line, for I knew I must bo careful, else 1 might getcuptured, as our ancestors usod to predict of us. So 1 swiftly approuclied the crab, avoiding the little crooked contrivance at tbo end of tho line—a mighty dangerous device, by the way—and seized him near the tuil. I was just proceeding to swallow him tuil foremost, when suddenly I felt liim jerk. I held on tightly, and immediately the hook aud line disupjioai ed. Having dispatched that crab, 1 continued purveying, and presently chanced to return that way again. Right before me, this time, a nice, neat, good 3¡zed minnow was swimming, so I said: 'Young fellow, you are predestinated for uie,' and charged on him. hooked, but not landed. "1 seized him crosswise in the middle, on the jack, and the stomach, preparatory to swal-,owing him head foremost, according to our ancestral custom, you know; but just nt that Instant he jerked, and I felt a sharp pain thrill through my right jaw, aud I instantly became aware thut I was pierced with one of those dreadful hooks we hear so much about. 1 braced up aud brought all my arts anil tricks into play. 1 flew across tho basin and back again; 1 rushed up stream, aud then darted down till the line gave out. But that wouldn't do. Steadily and remorselessly the lino was drawn in titut until 1 was pullixl up to tho top of tho water, and there"- "What did you soef" cries tho ehorus. "There I saw a fellow pulling for dear life at the white lino to which the hook in my jaw was fastened and the other end of which was attached to t ho long thin rod which he bold in Ills bunds. Ho seemed much agitated. The rod bent like a willow twig. His linen duster was all mussed, his straw hut was off and lying in the mud, his eyeglasses were dangling by a siring to his vest, his bonds were trembling nervously, aud iu general his conduct, as he sputtered and muttered to himsolf, was like that of a man going mad. He kept repeutlng rupidly to himself, 'Soft soft, I've got hinil' but ho hndn't. I pitied tho poor fellow, lie seemed so much excited. I looked up sympathetically at him, but he glared cruelly at me; and all tho whilo he kept dragging mo nearer to him. I knew now that tlie case demanded unusual exertion on my |iart. I realized tliut my situation was desperate. However, 1 noticed that the bank where the fellow stood was of cluy formation, aud very wet and slipiierv from recent rains, and 1 felt that if I could only upset my enemy on that bank I might get off safely. So running up towurd him, 1 slackened the line so quickly that be couldn't wind up in time, und then I braced myself for a terrific rush. 'I rushed. Nothing could withstand such a desperate effort. I beard a great sploshing and floundering iu tho water behind 111c, aud the line cumo right along with 1110 as free as you please. Then 1 knew 1 was safe. All that 1 had to do after that was to work my gills energetically, whereupon tho hook of its own uccord slipped out of my jaw, and both rod aud line floated down stream. I stowed that minnow uway, under tho circumstances, with extreme satisfaction, and (Middled back to the place of conflict to see how tho poor fisherman was coming 011. Well, he looked Ireailfully wet aud out of temper. Ho was just iu the act of getting up anil pulling himself together. On the slipjiery I «ink leading down to tlie wuter's edge I noticed two long parallel murks in tho mud, mude by bis heels when he slid. But 1 couldn't look at him long, for the atmosphere and water about the pluco were too sulphurous. So 1 came here none the worse for the encounter, saving this little cut iu my right jaw, which will soon heal, you know, owing to tho salutary influence of the water."—Cor. New York Sun. A (Importer Knocked Out. Reporter (breathlessly)—Tho people say thero has been a suicide hero. Landlady—Yes; a young woman — Ann Blank. lie porter (rapidly writes) — Miss Annie Blank, the youug auil beautiful daughter of— Who was her father! Landlady—Mr. A. Z. Blank, of Chicago. Reporter (continues writing)—A. Z. Blank, of Chicago, killed herself at her boarding house, No. 1SI4 Nlue Hundred and Ninth street, yesterday, because— What did she Ull herself fori Landlady—Because she was so homely.— New York Weekly. Juvenile suicide bos unhappily becomecom-mon enough in several European countries Austria is tlifc first, however, to report an attempt at self destruction by an infant A small boy of 0 was fished out of the Danube at Viouua recently, and on being resuscitated told tbo police that ho had meant to drown himself in order to ebcape a flogging.WARDROBES' ON "«PEC.» Dressmakers Who Gaasble liwiiln liar tlie I'ay. Da* Tkn.. .... It issaid by a New Yorkoorrespoodantcf The Chicago News that ill sssins> is t nrmastnw ally finish costumes 00 pars speculation, and run the risk of ever being paid at all, tha tM-diumof this speculation being some pretty girl of good social position and empty who has a right to aspect that she | marry well were she properly prsnSPtsd fore the fastidious eye of the eligibt* bachelor. There is a story told, for whoss truth Tia not altogether prepared to answer, but Which ; one bears told very often, about a certain famous New York beauty wbo ha* vary little money and a great deal of phytfoal lovsllness, . and who nude the mistakis of fancying that English peers cared enough about Americas beauty to marry it without fortona, She is exquisitely pretty, as well as clever aad high brad looking. One of the rich dressmaker* thought so, too, and hearing ber one day bewail the fact that for want of clothes sha could not accept an invitation tp spend the season in London, offered to furnish her with a handsome wardrobe on spenulatjoti. provid-ing that she would pay a certain interest on the money after she had married bar cart or duke, as the case might be. The girl jumped at the offer, for her looking glass had sJways told her that die only needed the proper setting to make her a jewel which a duke might be glad, to piece amid the strawberry leaves, and she firmly believed that a London season with beautiful clothes was the one thing needful to set ber before the world In a proper light and enable her to popularize the fortune she bore in her face. Well, she got the clothes, aid charming oues they were, for the dress-maker's artistic pride was aroused and she wanted the world to see what she could do with a good subject The London world raved over her. She sat for famous artists. Her photographs were in all the shop windows. Her picture was in all the illustrated papers, and all thi " poor guardsmen and Impecunious younger sons lost their heads sufficiently to propoes love In a cottage. But when the dukes and earls found she had no fortune, and that the fine clothes did not represent government bonds or a pork packing establishment, they came to the conclusion that she was too expensive a luxury, and at the end of the season the beauty returned unwedded and with no means of paying that dreadful dressmaker's bill, which seemed a mere bagatelle to her when she had sailed away to become an English peeress. That was two years ago. She is still unwedded, that dressmaker's bill is still unpaid, and the talk is now that she is about to accept a wealthy gentleman with a curved noes and an oriental surname, who will not mind trifles of a few thousands for clothes when ii means the securing of so beautiful a woman, whose connection will give him an entree into the fashionable society where he so long* for an opportunity to spend the income of his millions. Some of these speculations, however, have turned out much more fortunately, and, strange to say, one of them was in the cass | of a very plain girl who had nothing but her witty tongue and stylish carriage to recommend her, and who, with a setting of good clothes, managed to marry an excellent parti. Within one season she had not only paid ber bill, but had purchased dosens of splendid new frocks, for which she was enabled to pay down her husband's ready money. __ How Stephen Olranl Made a Han Rich. Seeing a story about old Stephen Olrard the other day reminded me of an incident that shows one of bis peculiarities. Girard had a drayman wbo was a decidedly poor man. One day the drayman, who was an industrious, bright fellow, with a good many mouths to fill at home, was beard to remark that he wished he was rich. "What's thatr sharply said Olrard, who heard the grumble. "O," said the man, "I was only wishing 1 was rich." . "Well, why don't you get richf' said the millionaire harshly. "I don't know how without money," returned the drayman. "You don't need money," said Girard. "Well, if you will tell me how to get rich without money I won't let the grass grow before trying it," returned the other. "There is going to be a ship load of confiscated tea sold at auction to-morrow at the wharf: go down there and buy it in and then come to 1110." The man laughed. "I have no money to buy a ship load of tea with," he said. "You don't need any money, I tell you," snapped the old man. "Go down and bid on the whole cargo and then come to me." The next day the dravnjtn went dqwn to the sale. A large crowd of retailers wer« present, aud tlie auctioneer said that (boss bidding would have the privilege of one case or the whole ship load, and that ths bidding would be on the pound. He then began tho sale. A retail grocer started the bidding aud the drayman raised him. On seeing this the crowd gazed with no small amount of surprise. When the case was knocked down to the drayman the auctioneer said he supposed the buyer only desired the one case. "I'll take the whole ship load," coolly returned the successful bidder. The auctioneer was astonished, but on some 0ns whispering to bim that it was Girard's misn who was the speaker his manner changed, and he said be supposed it was all right. The news soon spread that Girard was buying tea in large quantities, and the next day the price rose several cents. "Go and ssU your tea," said Girard to the drayman tb» next day. Tho drayman was shrewd, and ha went out and made contracts with several brokers to take the stock at a shade below tho market price, thereby «.quick sale. In a few hours be was worth |SO,OUOl —St Louis Globe-Democrat ModJeaka's Portraits. Altogether, si curious woman is Xodjeska. You know all about ber as an actress, no doubt, and probably admire her. In social intercourse she is remarkable for culture and intellect, and she also possesses that self complacent estimate of ber own abilities without which, I suppose, no actress could attain much success. I met her a few days ago in the studio of Frank Fowler, an artist, who had invited a company to see a portrait which he had painted of her. If a lady in private life bad thus put her real face under Inspection alongside a picture ot it, she would be open to the charge of immodesty; but Modjeska is accustomed to publicity. "The work tsnt a likeness at all," remarked somebody, gazing at the original and then at the painting. "Zat ees true, seel care ees noting similar. Look at us both. We are not. efon seesters. But look at us now." She took a place claee by the picture, struck the attitude in which it represented ber, and, behold, the faces were one in likeness. She had readily put ber features into exactly the combination shown on the canvas. Sulwequently, I saw her give an odd exhibition of an album full of her photographs. There were over twenty radically different views of ber face, ranging fissu grave to gay. She made herself Wee sack of them at a ill.—Providence ~ An expensive dress is now considered incomplete by many ladies, unlesseooompanied by a drees bag. These bags are made of common muslin, or rather lining material, and close at the top with a shirr string. The sods of this string are run through the loop* in the belt of the dress skirt and waist, and when the bag is closed and hung in the clothes press the dress is free from all dust— Lewiston (Me.I Journal. A nice way to use np old woolen boea is to wash and color them, and then out lengthwise in strips about two inches wids. Rave! them out and leave just room enough te stitch. Take a strong piaoe of ticking, any shape desired, and sew on the raveled strips, beginning at the outside edge first This will make a very pretty and comfortable ma* tor the bedroom. ;