Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - May 20, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLIII. No. SO.CINCmiVXTI, THXJ»«I>XY, M:A.Y so, 1886. #1 Per Year, Siutpetise. BY C. M. leartsicknes8.thatof oM the wise men knew, Despite hi» wifKÍoni creepelh like a pall Over the oiiiileiit RprinS'tiinc, qncnching nil The suitBlhne, «ntl the verdure, and the blue, luto one gray nioitotony of hue. j ilcuec from budding I’wughs the thrushea call, llVom bended (tprny llm tinted bloesomt fall fcon tlie long lunh grapes wet with dew; liid all this tiannonv of lieht and song— llheseBwift cloud-shadcwB, purp.ing hill and wold, Phefe emerald spaces betwixt leave* of gold— -l ikes on my dull brain with a ecnso of wrong, fill ing to a sad heart, suddenly grown cold eine a vain story, tedious told and long! NOTES AND Ni.WS. Strauss is at work on a new operetta. Joseph Cook makes $2o,i)00 a year by lec-jrlng. Reed, of Maine, has the biggeat feet in. ingress. ¿31ÍSÍ Charaberlniu is going to Europe (nil) in Juue. ^iCleYelaud works on an average seven-in hours a day. f The President intends lo go to New York Decoration Day. |Rev. Phillips Brooks will no. allow the totogruphcrs to sell his pictures at any Ice. The marriage of the Princess Amelio of rieans and the Duke of Uraganxa will oo« ir on M.ty 23. ^ shoal of whales, eighty in number, was ently driven aehore on the Shetland intls and captured. ^ new inettalloid called “Germanium,” been added to the list of elements, mak-the sixly-soventb. ^t is estimated that nonrlr 75,000 people 9k advantage of ibu reeeut low railroad ss to go to California. I'be Queen sent the royal carriage to the ition to meet Liszt when he went to Findsor—an honor never before extended artist. I^Gcneral Sheridan has leased Shady Side, country seat of B. H. Warner, for the Kmroer. It lies about eight miles from fashiiigtoii. The interior decorations of J. C. Flood’s )vt house in Sau Franclsoo, furnished by few York firm, are said to have ooet Nr 1800,000. ; A care large enough to accommodate all be citizens of the town is lo be dug at Clif* ID, Dakota. It is designe,! as a safeguard 9m cyclones. Erastus Brooks will deliver an address ^pon Henry Clay before the Historical So-ity or Pennsylvania at Philadelphia on ! evening of May 14. [.Joseph Slioemaker, a farmer near Uead-Ig, Ph., has a calf which was born a few lys ago without eyes or tail. The animal ipenrs to be liealthful. John B. Frink, of Oldtown, III., owns a x-week-old «olt which has no hair on Its [Hly, except a few strong ones where the Die and tail should bo. Eggs ef Dorkings weigh five pounds reive ounces per score, Leghorn eggs a ttle over three pounds, and Spanish eggs 10 pounds tourtceu ounces. Mr. Booth, the chief of the Salvation rmj', sailed for England Wednesday to ttend the Salvation Army International ingress to be held in I/>iidon. Harvard has elected a “Professor of iristian Morals,” who is to have five as-Mtants, all “well known clergymen of dlf-irent religious denominations.”* If any enterprising miner or prospector fill capture Gcroiiimo and hand him over, good condition, to General Miles, the }vcrnment will pay him $25,000. The telegraph and telephone wires at bicago arc being fast put under ground, ud the companies admit that the service I greatly improved by the change. The new Coniiecilcut law requires every 9tel, restaurant, or boarding-house serv-ig oleomargarine to display a conspicuous tn to that effect tn the dining-rooro. An Iowa cattle grower has dehorned 125 title with no bail results, and regards it a feat economy. He tbinks that horns do ,000,000 damage annually lu Iowa alone. Mnpiauua, Fla., is excited over the per-rmance of a Texas mare, which has given rihtotwin colts, one a long-eared mule Binall size, and the other a full sized >rse colt. The women of the Salvation Army In istol, Ct., have armed themselves with yenne pepper, to throw In the faces of erufllaiiBwbu are accustomed to annoy em in Iheir street parades. L'ongrcssman Ward, of Chicago, has tel raphcd to the editor of the Dublin Free-in’s Journal that not a single person of sb blood or Irish extraction partloipated the recent Chicago outrages. I'he Louisiana Lcgisialurc, which meets 8 week, will bo called upon to consider umber of ainoudmcnts to the State Coii-tutiun, among wbich is one to abolish e Upper House of the Legislature. M aj' r Ben: IVrlev Pooro w rites that the ^riiie Band at Wasliington is industri* sly rehearsing Mendelssohn’s “Wedding irch,” “Haste to the Wedding,” and a iliz dedicated to iMis. Grover Cleveland. A bo A k'er, weighing, it is estimated, 150 19, became loosened nu a Swanville ( Me.) rin the other day, fell 100 feet down a eciplcp, and, rolling down the mountain I'*, cuta wfdo swath through large I'rest fOr over thirty rods. Sulo to WHger On. Tliorc may probably be a difliOuity in de-diug ^licn doctors disagrcé, but when 11 find Senators, Congressmen, Board» of ciiith and scientists uiiniitnious on one icsiioii, it is safe to join with them. That !w disfovery, Red Star CoughMB. BOLDON’S EXPEDIENT. BY SYDNEY. ey snv, free from 0111 pi a;'.;*, hurll"' -• epinic'8 and rnmikl HI»»* • i t ’ unu ilecure,. “I am fairly dished—ruined—done for. I had better order my coffin while I can pay for it.” This was the sad soliloquy of Mr. Janies Boldon, solicitor and notary public, as ho sat alone in his office in High street, Westborough, one October morning. Aud truly Mr. James Boldon's position was not a happy oue; he was a young man, lately admitted as a solicitor, and ho had spent all his little capital to no purpose in trying to make a practice for himself in the to.wn of Westborough. He was almost a stranger in the town, and although he had been there nearly a year he had hardly succcdcdin making an acquaintance, much less in gaining clients. The report that there was “an opening' in the place, on the strength of which he iiad come there, iiad proved to be entirely fallacious. The town was jnst large enough to hide him. It was in vain that he went regularly to St. Augustine's Mission Chapel, in the hope of having his name put on the building committee of the new church; in vain that lie frequented (at proper hours) the biliiartl room of tiie new lloyal iiotcl; in vain that he sedulously attended the county court and the police court with a gluzcd black bag that held notiiiug but a newspaper and one or two law books. Business would not come to him. Nobody knew him, aud uobody cared lo know him. There was, indeed, one man who knew liim—one who might, if he h.ad liad any business whatever, have proved a useful friend—Mr. Lionel Winn, editor of the "Westborough Independent. The young lawyer had made the a^iiaiutauce of Mr. Winn over the billiard table. But of what use was it to have the means of gct- iig a flattering notice in the newspaper when there was absolutely nothing to notice? It was nearly 12 o’clock, Mr. James Boldon had been looking over his ledger, and even his swiuguino disposition failed him as he marked the state of things there disclosed. He rose from the table with a groan, put on his bat, and, telling his solitary office boy (who was improving his time by boring holes in the lid of his desk) that ho would uot be in till after lunch, ho sallied forth into the street. Not having any particular object iu view, he thought he might as wel! go to the railway station aud get a Lou-dou paper, and thither he directed his steps. After buying his paper Boldon observed on the platform the station ma.stcr, whom he knew by sight, engaged ill an angry altercation with an elderly man, who looked like a farm laboi-cr. A little crowd surrounded the disputants, and Boldon sauntered up to SCO what was the matter. “A telle’eo’ a’ve coom from Lam-borne, au’ a’ll pay no more,” said the man. “You must pay your fare from London all the same,” roiurned the station master, angrily. “HeiVa the bylaw. You can read it for yoursidf— that is, if you can read.” “Naw, a caan’t.” “Well, it says that anyone traveling without a ticket must pay the fare from the station at which the train started. Ilow am I to know you only got in at Lambornc?” The dispute went on, the station master, who liad been a sergeant in the Guards and hiid a great idea of the importance of his ofllce and the necessity of enforcing the law, having evidently the best of it The young solicitor vcntui-ed to say something for the man, and was roughly advised to mind his own busincss. Tliis rather nettled him; and, as the poor man piotested that ho could not pay the tare from I/mdon—7 shillings and 10 pence—aud there was every prospect that he would bo taken before the magistrates, Boldon good naturedly paid the money for him, aud the matter was at an end. Our hero walked abstractedly back to his office, pondering over the hard case of the poor man whom he had succored; and his deliberations lasted for some time. On the following Saturday morning Boldon omitted to shave, and stayed indoors all day. After a substantial early dinner ho proceeded to make some changes iu his raiment. Ho put on an old tweed suit considerably the worse for wear, and a pair 0Í bools that had scon better days. His bat he took from a well-nicritcd oblivion, aud finally he adorned his neck with a red aud bine woolen coiulbrter. Thus equipped, ho set out for a walk to Lamborno, a small town about ten miles off. He reached his destination about 7 o’clock in the evening, and his first proceeding was to go to au inn and order some tea. Having refreshed himself, ho left the inn, after ex--ehanging a few words with the landlady, and visited two or three shops. In each shop ho mado one or two flniftll ¡lurchabos, directing that the goods sliould bo sent to him at Wcst-borongh; and in each case he was cnrcful to take a icccipt for tl‘C mo»’p,y he paid. Tlicn ho wout io the rail-tvny itation, at which ho knew the Ix)iulou train for Westborough and the West would stop in a few minutes, made one or two trifliuir rur- chascs at the bookstall, and managed to engage the man who kept the stall in couversatiou for some time. The (rain came in as he was still talking to the man at the bookstall, and Bol-dou quietly took his seat in it, without having gone through the formality of taking a ticket. When the train arrived at Westborough, the young solicitor explained that ho had joined the train at Lam-borne aim tendered the faro f roiu that town. As he expected, the money was refused, and the full tare from London demanded. This Mr. Boldon positively refused to pay, and accordingly he was detained till the stationinaster was sent for. That official, iu all the majesty of gold laced coat and tall hat, sooii arrived, much annoyed at beiug disturbed at his evening meal. “What is all this about?” he demanded sternly, as he came upon the scene. “They want to make mo pay the fare all the wav from London, aud I've onlv come from Lambornc,” answered Boldon in a humble tone. “Of course you must pay the whole fare. There’s a by-law cn purpose, made and provided.” Mr. Boldon mournfully shook his head. “Oh, no, sir,” he said meekly. “I really can’t do that.” “You have to go to the lock-up, then,” rejoined the station-masler, roughly. “You’d best p.ay up.” Mr. Boldon shook his head again aud sighed heavily. As the lawyer expected the official was exasperated by his obstinacy aud encouraged iu bis high-handed manner by the meekness with which he was confronted. None of the railway people recognized iu the shabbily-dressed, unshaven individual betore them the spruce gentleman who had paid a poor man’s fare a few days before. “Bonnor, go tor a Constable,” said the stationinaster, with the air of an inflexible judge awarding a term of twenty years’ penal servitude. “Don’t do that; I’ll give yon my name and address. I’m known in the place-i-that is. I’m quite resjiectablc, you know.” “Oh, I dare say,” returned the sta-tionmaster, with true official superciliousness. There was an awful pause while the porter was gono to fetch the Constable. “Don’t you think,” suggested Boldon, almost timidly—“don’t you think it might be as well to telegraph to Ix)ndou for instructions ?” The station master frowned. “They couldn’t complain of you in that case, at any rate,” pursued Boldon. The station master hesitated. “I’ll wait in the waiting room till you get an answer,” said Boldon, as he led the way to that cheerful apartment. The oiHcial darted a suspicious glance at the prisoner. Still, the advice was prudent and he acted upon it. In half an honr the answer came back; “The passenger without a ticket must pay the fare from London, or be charged before the magistrates.” “Jnst let me see the message vou’ve got,” said Boldon, when the result was announced to him. “If it is as j ou say, I’ll go quietly, or else pay.” They showed him the message. “No, 1 really can’t pay all that money, you know,” said Boldon, sadly, as he read the telegram; and accordingly he was marched oflf to the police office, guarded by a policeman on the nght aud a constable in the im|)Osing uniform of the Great Bail-way Company, on the left. As it was Saturday night, nothing could be done that day, aud Mr. Boldoudid uot choose to disturb the Sabbath rest of Mr. Lionel Winn, his only available tricnd, bv asking him to bail him out on SiiiHlay. On the Monday morning, however, an early message was sent to ]ilr. Winn, and he promptly appeared and bailed out the young lawyer, who was heartily tired of his incarceration. Later in the day the case came on befoi*e the magistrates, and Mr. Boldon, attended with the landlady of the inn at Lamborno, and one of the shopkeepers, who were able and willing to prove that he could not Dossibly have traveled from a greater distance than Lamborue on the preceding Saturday night. The charge was of course dismissed, one of the majristrates, a iolly old fellow named Bracebridge, ramarklng that Mr. Boldon, who seemed to bo a respectable solicitor, had been treated shamefully, and that if ho stood in Mr. Boldou’s place ho would be inclined to let the Great Kail way Company hear of the matter again. Next day the Westborough Independent contained a long account ot tlio “incredible and really scandalous outrage, to which one of the most respected members of the legal profession in oiir town has been subjected ;” and it need hardly bo said that, in a day or two, the course at which the worthy magistrate had hinted was adopted. Mr. Boldon brought Ills action against (ho railway company for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. As everybody knows, Westborough Is an assize town, and the caso of Boldon vs. The Great Kail way Coin-iiany excited a good deal of public interest. Everybody wished to know how the law stood on the question, for everybody hatl had occasion some time or other to travel without a ticket. Mr. Bustard, Q. C., was counsel for the plaintiflT, and nobly he performed his task. Ho pictured his client, a memtjer of an )iono.*able profession, a gcuUemau ot delicate and sensitive feelings, dragged by the ruthless hands of the police through the crowded streets on a Saturday night, exposed to the rude gaze of the jeering mob, and shut up in a cold, lonely cell for the greater part of (wo whole davs. And all for what ? Because this gentleman had the courage, the public spirit, to resist au unreasonable and illegal impost. It was the interest of every railway traveler—ho might, therefore, sñy of every mmn, woman aud child in the three kingdoms— that the rights of the traveler and the liberty of the subject should be vindicated in the person of bis client. “My client doesn’t care for damages, gentlemen,” said Mr. Bustard iu conclusion. “That is not his object in coming here. His object is to expose an abuse, an illegal abuse, gentlemen, which has been too long coutinucd— to clear his own character of the ignominy which has been cast upon it— to vindicate the sacred principia of the liberty ot a free born Englishman.” As for the question of law, Mr. Lynx, who was tor the railway company, hardly ventured to rely upon it. “It has been licld over and over again,” said Mr. Justice Portinan, “tliat this by-law is bad and illegal. It affects to inflict a fine of arbitrary and varying amount where there is no breach ol the criminal law, tor here, as in most such cases, there is no pretense that there was any attempt to defraud. You will find a verdict for the plaintiff, gentlemen,” ho added to the jury, “with such damages as you, looking at all the circumstances of the case, may think will fairly compensate the plaintilT for the wrong ho suffered.” Tlie iury promptly found their verdict—damages fifty pounds. The re sult was received with some cheering, which become general when Mr. Bn«-tard announced that his client had never intended to put the damages in his own i>oeket,- aiul that he would send a check for the amount to the treasurer ot the county hospital. This well limed generosity settled the question of Mri Boldon’s i>opu-larity. The ladies’ committee of the hospital nominated him atonoe as oue of tiieir male advisers, and hi« name was put on the list of life governors. The amateur dramatic and choral societies sent him tickets for their entertainments given for the benefit of charity. The "W’estbqj'ongh Independent printed in a prominent position the letter of the hospital treasurer gratefully acknowledging Mr. Boldoii’s munificent gift, and added a few laudatory words of its own. Finally, after a pleasant little supper ill Mr. B»ldon’« lodgings, there appeared the following paragraph in that excellent organ of public opinion: “We have heard it rumored lately that a few of our more prominent townsmen have been talking of according to Mr. James Boldon, solicitor a substantial mark of tlicir apprccia-’ tioiiof his public spirited behavior in a late trial, and of his disinterested conduct in handing over the fruits of his victory to one of the most deserving of our local chanties. We have heard it whispered that W. H. Braoe-hridgc, Esq., J. L, who lias already publicly expressed his sympathy with Mr. Boldon and Algernon Tracey, Esq., the Treasurer to the Dalcshiro County Hospital, have expressed some intention of heading the subscription list We give this to our readers with all Iiossiblo reserve, but we have no hesitation Avhatever in saying that such conduct on the part of the gentlemen we have named would refloot honor upon themselves, aud would not be wanting in appropriateness, as the names of both of these geutlemcii have been associated with the pubíic vindi-catlou ot Mr. Boldoii’s honor. Our readors may depend upon our keeping them acquainted with the progress of events.” This promise was so faltlifully carried out and the proposed testimonial was so thoroiig!.ly taken for granted that Mr. Bracebridge and Mr. Tracey found themselves compelled to take the honorable place which had been assigned to them. Tiio mark of esteem took the form of a purse of sovereigns, which reached the respectable iigures of JEIOO. A dinner was held as a matter of course, to celebrate the event, and iho presontation was mado in proper tonn. Mr. James Boldon returned thanks with a becoming modesty, declaring with some humor that more by fur than oven their gcncreus gift did he value the happy consciousness iliat his humble cflbrts in the public service had been appreciated, that ho had gained the good will of neighbors and iliat he was now no longer a stranger in (heir midst, but one of themselves, a Westbororian to the backbone, accounting the esteem and respect of his fellow citizens his richest possession. In this Mr. Boldon was perfectly right. Clients came in apace, lie ha<l got his name up for good.-^[Whitehall Kevicw. HINDU LEGERDEMAIN. What Mr. 8. E. llobintoa Saw in When India. [Boston Hernld.J ho entered the room he SoiiiRtliing Pant Description. Hopkinsville, Ky., Dec. 7,1885.—From 1872 until December, 18S4, my coiuUtioii was pastuescilptlon. Bly ilisoase, uterine trouble wltli tumor, the bast doctors pronounced bopelfss. Under coiiMnued use of Warner’s safe reiueilirs I am iho picture of healih.—Cakolink Dkll. spread a white cloth upon the floor and sat down upon it with his back to the wall, the door of the room beiug on his right hand. Ilis spectators were disposed in the following fashion : Mr. Smyth sat on a chair nearly in the middle of the room, I was sitting on a sofa near the door. The Parsce merchant stood in the doorway about arm’s length from me. The servants stood about in groups, the largest group being between the door and the conjurer. As soon as he had settled himself he turned lo the Parsce and asked tor the loan of a rupee. The peddler at first dcimiri’cd a little, but on being guaranteed a<rainst loss he produced the coin. Ho was going to put it into the conjurer’s hand, but the latter refused, and toUl the Parsce to hand it to Mr. Smyth’s bearer. The bearer took it, and, at the request of the conjurer, looked at it and declared it to bo really a rupee. The conjurer then told him to hand it to his master. Mr. Smyth took it, and then followed tills dialogue: Conjurer—Arc you sure that isa rupee ? Smyth—Yes. Conjurer—Close your hand and hold it tight. Now think of some country iu Europe, but do uot tell me your thought. Then the conjurer ran over the names of several countries, such as Franco, Germany, Uiissia, Turkey, and America—for the native Indian is under the impression that America is in Europe. After a moment’s jiuuso Mr. Smyth said he had thought ot a country. “Then open j'our hand,” said the juggler, “see what you have got, and tell me if it is'a coin ot the country yoM thought of.” It was a five franc piece, and Mr. Smyth had thought of France. He was going to hand the coin to the conjurer, but the latter said; “No; pay it to the other sahib.” Mr. Smyth accordingly put the 5-Iranc piecu iuto my baud. I looked closely at it, then shut my hand and thought of Bussia. When I opened it I found, uot a Kussian, but a Turkish silver piece, about the size of the 5-franc piece, or of our own crown piece. This I handed to Mr. Smyth and suggested that ho should name America, which he did^ and found a Mexican dollar in his hand. The coin, whatever it was, had never been in the conjurer’s hand from the time the rupee was borrowed from the Parsee merchauL Mr. Smyth and his bearer had both of them closely examined the ru|)ce, and Mr. Smyth and I turned over several times the 5-franc piece, the Tnrkisa coiu, and the dollar; so the trick did not depend oil a reversible coin. Indeed, it could not, for the coiu underwent three changes, as has been seen. I need only ad(i, for the Information of readers who know not India, that a rui>ce is only about the size of a florin, and therefore about half the weight of a 5-fraiic piece. Ilcdid another trick almost equally as wonderful. As before, ho was seated on a white cloth, which this time, I think, was a tablecloth borrowed from the mess sergeant. He asked some one present to pixnluce a ru])eeand to lay it down at a remote edge of the cloth. The cloth being three or four yards In length, the conjurer could not have touched the coin, and, ill fact, did not touch it. He then asked tor a signet ring. Several were ofiereil him, ami he chose out one which had a very large oval seal, projecting well beyond the gold hoop on both sides. This ring he tosse<l and tumbled several times in Ids hands, now throwing it into the air and catching it, then shaking it between his clasped hands, all the timo mumbling half inarticulate words in snuie llinUostanee patois. Then, setting the rlug down on the cloth at about hali-arti.’s length in front of him, ho said slowly &i>d distinctly in pood Hindostancc: “King, rise up and go to the rupee.” The ring rose, with the seal upper-iiiost, and, resting on the hoop,* slowly, with a kind of dancing or jerking motion. It passed over the cloth until it came W'hero the rupee was on the remote edge, then it lay down on the coin. The conjurer then said: “Itlng, lay hold of tho rupee and bring it to me.” Tho projecting edge of the seal seemed tograp|)lo with the edge of tlie coin; tho ring and rnnec rose into a kind of wrestling atliliidc, and with tho same dancing or jerking motion the two returned to within reach 0Í the juggler’s hand. I have no theory to explain either of these tricks. I should iiiention, however, that tho juggler entirely disclaimed all supernatural power, and alleged tlmt ho performed his tricks by mere sleight of hand. It will be observed th.it he had no [ircp-aration ot his surroundings, uo ma-chiuery and uo coiifcdorato. IlliiiuiD Houses Eaten by Ants. [Clticaao News.] Professor S. A. Forbes, of the University of Illinois, has visited tho (arm of .John Wilson, near Mount Palatine, iu Ptituam conntv, to examine into the ravages of white auts. He found that the buildings on Mr. Wilson’s farm had been almost destroyed by these insects. Tho ants are of a snccics seldom found iu this country, but closely resembling the white ants of India. The insects first attacked tlie walls of au outdoor cellar, honey combing tho wood to such a degree that tho sides aud tho roof fell in by tlieir own weiglit. The auts do not like the light, and worked on tlic inside of tho wood, where they conld scarcely be detected. They left merely a thin shell of wood where they had worked. Going to the house of Mr. Wilson, they gnawed away the interior of the sills, the studding, the door and window casings, tho ratters aud shingles. They next hollowed out the sills oithe granary, and weakened other parts of it so much that the floor foil ill. Tho cellar was completely ruined and the house and granary will have to be torn down and re built. The ants have been at work lu these buildiugs four or five years. Big ProfltD or the Stars. IChicAgo Msll.] Mr. Edwin Booth only fails to stand at the head of the list of American moncy-muking actors this season for the reason that ho would not act more than twenty weeks of tho season. His average receipts during those twenty weeks were $700 a night, or a total ol over $90,000. Next year he is paid $150,000 for 200 nights, but he will have to work a great deal harder, for Jlr. Lawrence Barrett intends to get all there is out of it. Next to Mr. Booth in the proportion made, but first in the actual amount, comes Mary Anderson. She will not see less than $100,000 as her profits of the present tour. Her terms are .30 lerccntof tho gross receipts. The 9cst week she played to was $15,000 in Philadelphia, which would give her very nearly $5,000 for her slfarc, hut of courso this was exceptional. The business has averaged probably about $10,000 a week, and the season lasts about thirty-two weeks. Strange to say, Miss Aiuldrsoiiisdisapiioiutcd at this refult, SlVe expects more, for when she first camie, U will bo ro-nieinberod, seats were put at $2 50 apiece, but very wisely and discreetly dropped to $1 50, wbich she has boeti playing to all through the country. Mr. Joseph Jefferson, who is one of the money-making stars, also cut his season qiiitu short this year. He acted for about sixteen weeks, and there was no single week of that time that he did not make over $2,000 lor his own sharo. Lotta has not been doing so well this yew as ill tho past. The public insist upon taking her to bo older than she is, and there is a material decrease iu receipts compared with what used to be her record. She works away as hard as ever, though, and is as anxious for the excitement of the stage. This really accounts for her continuing this hard life when she has a fortune in her own hands already of fully $750,000. Mr. I^wrciicc Barrett will not make much money this year. The detection of Ixniis James and Maria Wain-wright gave him a bad blow from which he has not recovered, and it is very likely that he will end his season only a trifle btttcr ofi' thau at its beginning. Maggie Mitchell is still piling up tho ducais. iShe has had some phc-noiniMial business at certain places, and is yet one of the most uopular stars before the public. This in spite of the fact that she started a good many years before Lotta. She is a tough little woman, who looks almost as well to-day as ten years a^o. Fanny Davenport has had a goo<\ season of if. Tho fact of engaging Maiitell has aided her very largely. It Is a poor week when Miss Davcn-[lort’s profits are not $1,.'J00, and very often they go as high as $2,500. Salvini will take away from the conutry about $40,000. It is reckoned by one of his intimates that out of tho $40,000 not more than $1,200 will stick here. A Cork Tree iu Georgia. lEiucrton (On.) U'udor.l Oil a recent visit to Ruckcrsvillo wo were very nuicb interested in a curious tree which is among the e.*?ado trees on the front of tho old Uucker plaoe. It is called tlio cork tree, tho bark vf which is very rough aud thick, being to all appearances tho precise material out of which the corks are made which arc made tor bottles, jugs, etc. It is supposed t.hal corks ar« siqiplicd Iroiu tho bark ot this tree—wo were surprised to find any of tho sjiocies iu Elbert County, and wo doubt if any other can be found iu the IStuto of Georgia. The bark is an inch thick, aud grows in deeply marked ridges, and you only have to cut of! a piece, and bite or cut it, to be satisfied that it is the veritable cork. Bettor ThM m Vote.BT B. M. L. His srdent tows she, trcinbUni)', heard, Ht r chwks with brightest olusiies dyed And as nor glances sought the iwsnl She softly sighed. “That yon are diffident an«! shy,” Ue said, “those downcast looks denote; • You will not speak? then you aud I Will take a Tote. ‘•It is an easy thin,? to do; A ballot, sweetest, cast with me The uucstloii being, shall we two Uiutea lie?” Asaln she let her lashes fail; Then murmured with a charming a “Doai Jack, why need we Tote at all, Whycau’t wo pair?” CURRENT FUN. air: John C. Culhouii’s Poeiu. I Augusta Chronicle.) There exists an .album in wliich the owner, a young ladj^onco asked John C. Calhoun to write an original poem. Tho great nuliilier consented, and started his poem with tho word “Whereas.” This was as tar as he could get. In vain he cudgeled his brains for more poetry. It wouldn’t come, and so tho book wiis returned wiili that much of tho poem aud no more. All our ph}8iui.iii9 leuoiiiiiieud Dr. Hull’s Cough Syrup for hoarseness aud colds. 20o. lYamp—A gentleman of leisure without a commissariat.—[Life. An ode to a goat may be called a naaaj versary poem.—[ixiwell Citizen. A woman and a new dictionary always try to have the last word.—[New Haven News. In political base ball ciroles Senator Jones, of Florida, will play left field.—[At^ lanta Constitution. The average Congressional statesman is looking for a tariff policy that will return him to Congress—[Picayune. An intelligent bull always charges at a red flag. There are some really good points in a bull.—[Uuffaio Commercial. Tho new edition of Webster’s Dictionary is to dellne dude. We didn’t suppose it was possible.—[Norristown Herald. Mamma—“Why don’t you move out of the sun, Kitty, if it troubles you so?’’ Kilty—“ ’Cause 1 got here fiist.”—[Life. Do make vourself at home, ladies,” said Mrs. Smith to her visitors. “1 am at home myself, and sincerely wish you all were.”— Uosion Fust. Gerónimo is still committing murders and outrages. He seems to be the only succeistul general crook in the Southwesu —[Troy Times. Fish are so pleaty in seme paits of Canada that in order to tell a first class lie tne sporUmiin hss to swear be didn’t catch any.—[I’exas Siftings. The number of men who ore disappolnt-6vl in love doesn’t compare with the number who are disappointed in marriage.— [Burlington Free Press. “A Puriuguese Journalist vows that Patti carries the Bank ol Eiiglaua in her larynx”—that Is, can get gold for her notes any where.—[Uichmond Disoatcb. Scliwatku, on beiug interviewed, ssys: No, you never can reach the pole with a balloon; but you can reach the balloon with a pole, if it sails pretty low.”—[Puck. Burnum had to dispense with the services ol his gluss-eater because the man discovered an inclination to dine off ths tumblers in the ring.-[Boslen Transcript.. A correspondent wants to know why s ball is called a ‘‘hop.” Watch the genile-ineu as they evade tho ladies’ trains and you will tumble.—[Burlington Free Press. Jefferson Davis says he is too old to fight for the “lost cause.” His only appearance in military toggery during the Rebelliou was after the fighting was over.—[Boston Traveller. When a Maine man was shot at the other day the bbllel was turned aside, not by a pookcl Bible, but by a plug of tobacco. Consequently there is no moral to the case. — [Búllalo Express. Van Daub—“You are criticizing this picture a good deal. Dirt you everdrawoner* Porker—“Oh, yes.” Van Duuli—“Aud pray where?’’ Porker—“lu a nifflo, mo boy.”—[Chicago Rambler. In France a ceitifioate of birth must be produced b.fore a marriage can tako place. You nave to iirove that rou hare been bom or you can’t get married, that's ail there is about it.—[Detroit Free Press. Professor Felix Adler says that continued heat proiluues criiae. Wo don’t know much about this, but the Scripture teaches that continued crime results eventually in beat.—[New Hiiven News. “What proilucts a feeling of yroslratlou ill the bpriiig? ’ asks a correspondent. Two things will do it—doubting the veracity ol u ptrgillst and trying to coax a bloyoie over a stone.—[Burlington Free Press. It is boldly asserted that iho American hen is not doing her duty. She stands around doing nothing, und expects the pateul incubators to carry tne heavy end ol the contract.—[Pailnilflphia Call. “WJiiit a lovely cow, Uncic Jam.’s,” ex-claii^eil a Boston girl the morning after her agrivu), ‘‘and bow coniieally sbcshakes r Ijpad.” “Yes, but aon’t ve get loo near tbck^,T,” cautioned her uncle. “He’s au ii|!y critter.’*—Y. Sun. A Philadelphia contieman, after being si|c»wn about the city j cetorday by a clH-zeu sf the Hub, said to his chaperone: ‘•lIostMi isn’t laid out so well as Pliliudel-phla.” “No,” replied the latter;” but It will be when it is as dead.”—[Boston Post. Dog Fancier—“tVell, mum, have yon como to ouy another pup?” Miss Planta-genet—“No, sir,^iiot exactly. Mamma wished to know if you would exchange this dog for a black and white one. Ha is Just as good as uew, and wo are going into half mourulng next week.”—[Tld- Bits. We are selling Aiiiloplioros ami it gives gooil satisfaction. I never heard <4 a case of lailure, and all of our rheiiiuatio customers are loud in ihcir uraise of It. I fed rtafe in recommending it. E. W. Reasvr, druggist, Ashland, 0. Qenornl l/fw. Wullaco says that (luring the tour years he was at Coii«taniiiioiile ho saw the Ainerican flag in |»ort only twice, onoeon a mau-of-WHr and wuco ou James Uordeu Beunelt’s yacht.