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MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL THURSDAY, JULY 8. 188b.
SITED BY THE EFFORTS OF SEN
Aid After Repeated Efforts to For
feit Its Land Krant With Those
of Man j Other Koadn.
IcoBsisroNDtxei or tM irptAL.I
Washisltos, July 5. After a ehryt
debate in the House lent Friday a bill
of momentous importance, not only to
Mississippi Imttoall adjoininn NU',
yeas t'afsed 1'V tlie very decided voto
M loi y' to 2'.' imya. It came, up in
the form of a privileged repott from
the Commit lee on the Tublie Lands
on the smi-iiiimeati of the Henale to
Jloute bill No. 3!)-', "diclaring for
feited cetuiu Krauts 10 aid in the con
struction of inilrods." These grant,
so far at tbe .Houth wes canccrned,
serenade in lS5'i-571i the Memphis
and Charleston, the Iron Mountain
(Arkansas), K:yton and Beard's Bind
(Alabama), New Orleans to the fctate
Line, the Tuscaloosa and Mobile rail
road, the Jscliton and Slate Line rail
road, the Svuonh railroad, and the
(iu'.f and Ship IsUnd railroad. Ti e
Several grant s embraced lometliing
over 7.0(X),(J(X) seres of the public do
main, based on the condition" that the
roads must be complete J in ten years.
The war and the ''conditions subse
quent," as tho lawyers wou'd eay,
made it impossible lor at least six of
tbe projected entcrpri-ses to comply
with the "conditions precedent," etc.
Sometime in the latter part of last
Jamnry tbe Lands Committee of tho
House reported a bill with an amend
ment r xceptinff tbe "aid of a railroad
from Brandon to the Uulf of Mexico,
commonly known as the Ship Inland
railroad." Mr. Van Katon, asiinted
by Barksdale and others of the Missis
sippi delegation, made a sturdy fight
to pass the amendment, but it was of
no ue, ai the House seemed at that
time tf be in a humor to forfeit si
moit Bivthinn nertuining to a rail-
rue great Btrlkej were pending
large unjonty in trie name
'o ftel forebodings ol llie com-
la. xnev tested it mignt oe-
a rvclone and sweep away their
borne fences, even to me oo'.iom ran.
This was particularly tbe case with
all the Western and Northwestern
members, and the opportunity to
kill two birds with one none thst is,
to make themselves solid with the
"strikers" by appesnng to be in oppo
sition tj all railroad monopolies, and
at the same time to give the
South a kick for the very
pleasurable eojovment of the
extremists of their constituents
apparently presented too' manv
strung points for renoim nation to bs
lost at that time. They did not lose it,
and Van Eaton and the Ship Is'and
amendment bad to succumb to tbe
mure powerful influencisof demagogy.
There was hnwevrr anolhir bill, of
fered by Mr. Van Ea'on, pending be
fore tbe committee, simply proposing
to grant an extension ol time to the
Gulf and Ship Island railroad. But its
chances of tiual nioiem were consid
ered extremely doubtful by even its
most sanguine friends.
But on the Kith instant tho matter
assumed a new phase altogether, and
the prospects of the Ship Island rail
road went way up in the probabilities
of tbe near future. Senator Walthall,
who has been gaining strength and in
fluence every day since his advent in
the Senate as the tircersnr of Secre
tary Lamar shortly alter his elevation
to the head of the Interior Depart
ment, introduced the "exception"
amendment in tho Senato by an able
and carefully prepared report from
the Senate Lands Committee, of
which he is a member. Such was
his prestigs in that body, achiev
ed mainly through bin wife
and conseivat've votes and short
speeches on the railroad and land
grant issues, that his report
setting forth the real merits and claims
of the Ship Island rond was parsed
without division unanimously, in
fact and went immediately to tbe
House, where it was passed last Fri
day uV tne large majority as above
BtaUd. The debate in the Houre,
Which was slurp, MT . -ml Incisive,
taken in connection CHJ the vote
clearly Indicates that the Una. success
of the. bill extending time to the it"1!
Inland read to earn its land grant of
Ybout half a million acres of the pub
lic domain in Miwiamppl is n'sured.
In that debate Mr. l'ayson, clmirwh
of the House- l aud VJiuuuttijo, (aid :
"I may say, Mr. 8 peaker, in as far
W it 1 proper to refer to tho proceed
ings in tbe other eu 1 of the Capitol,
that tbe Henst9isdeterminedthnt this
grant ehall not be forfeited, and the
question is presented now, us wns
presented in January t when the bill
was under conu'deiittioii, whether we
shall ava l ourselves of the right 've
have of dec'ari rig a forfeit ui bsb to these
seven roads, wh.cli will rtsHro to tho
public domain aln.ut 7,OCO,0iM) acres
of the puhhc lai.d, leaving this other
roa J, ttie ti til and Snip Island road,
to be the subject t f n separate, inde
pendent proposition which is pending
before the committee."
Ko it oceins that the lorg cherished
aspirations of Mistinr ippiana to have
within the r own borders a reaport
town is on Ilia point t ( realization.
For tbe las', tliree or four years tbe
mamigemeut of the Ship IhIiiihI en
terprise have been manfully striitj
sbiiK to gt t it on a footing, and give it
a ctc-dit which would Unit ly insure its
completicn. lhev have worked im'Ii
fully and nisde ninny siirilwes to this
end against discouragements and ad
verne circumMaut'Cj which would
have appalled I ess lesouite men
Through the aid of tbe ball million
acres of tbe tplendidly timbered land
they are now veiy certain to get as
Mr. l'syson says the Se nate is deter
mined ihey h nll get it the road will
be completed beyond a doubt within
the next your or two. Tbe lands em
brace aluiniitetcionsnlongthero. t
of 170 mile?, and have more tbiiu
treble the value they had in lS'Hi,
when the g'unt was first secured.
But this di termination of the Sen
ate is mainly due to the splendid
standing and strong influence
of MiBHHRijipi's new Senator,
(.ian. Wa thall, ably and etlirtoutly
supported as he is by Senator (ieerge,
whose great legal abilities have ben
made so conspicuous of late in all de
bates involving pobtsof constitinioral
law. In fact Senator U nor go hss shown
such profound infonuation and
strength f lgd acumen that even
Jkliiiiinds him ell has learned to fight
very shy of any proposition that Sen
ator Oeorge lays tl'ian as genuine luw
But the ma n thing that cuiivii crd
the Senate and itnpaited new light to
the House wes S. nator Walthall's re
port. It was comparatively short but
compact and toiiipri'litsiia.vo. Itwa
framed in choice lanuiiugp, ilivi st d o
a!l ustlefs veib'agi', pointed and log
ical. It told in is few wonts as o s
Lie the story of tl e Snip I-laml er.t !
prise, presented the a' tu n of trie Vis
aiEsippi Leginlaturs in all the er
from 1!0. when the His'. t lm,t- r a
filed with the fceciotury of ih 1 '
ierior, to the present time.when a cw
enterprising men were strugg ing even
against hope almost to give to the
State a seaport of nnsurpas-ei
opportunities for great commercial
facilities, and to reclaim a birthright
which New Orleans and Mobile had
long enjoyed through availing them
selves of what was a seeming neglect
on tbe part of a State si rich in re
sources of ahnnst incalculable value as
Mississippi. The report also to'd of
the vast timber regions, the finest in
tho world, which, for lack of trans
portation facilities, has been a Imn in
cognita almost, being shut out from
tho mariri of' the nations abroad in
dire need of what we have so abun
dantly. The report told, too, that the
State of Mississippi had in ISoO de
voted to this road its stock in otber
rail roads , a m o u n t i n g t o o ve r f 1 ,6x K),000,
and that it was always, from its incep
tion to tbe present day, in earnest in
itsconstruc'ioo; that it ws no specu
lative or V-ildcat scheme gottan up for
mere purposes of individual gain, and
how tbe war unfortunately intervened
to bar its prograis. In a word, the re
port wns of such a concise and sensible
character as to challenne at once the
closest and most respectful attention
of every member cf that very sensible
lenislativo assembly, as it is commonly
called, "that very august body."
The Senate at once seemed to see
that the grant claimed by (he Ship Is
land road was tbe smallest of all the
grants, and, withal, the mo3t deserv
ing of tho Southern enterprifC3 pro
jected at the time. Thus it is that the
Senate has formed its op;nion, and the
House will certainly respect its judg
ment. Very soon, therefore, will there be
directcommunication, through connec
tions at Jackson, between Memphis
and the sea by a ihorter route than
through the jetties at New Orleans.
The new roid will place Memphis and
Mobile in close connection, and even
I'ensscola, by a direct line. Tne Illi
nois Central will then complete its
link between Yizoo City and Arkansas
C ty, which will open np all the great
West to direct Soa'hern communica
tion. In a word, the poisihilities of
the long neglected Snip Island rail
road are far greater than the mere
casual and thoughtless observer has
ever thought. 1
THE COAL MIXEUS.
lilBg t f'nld.r the qaentlou
' f Hiding Hralr.
PiTTswrBu, Pa., July 7. A conven
tion of Ue miners ot the Connells
ville region will be held tomorrow to
consider a proposal (or the final settle
ment of the wage question on a sliding
srale basis. Tne object is to adjust
wages exactly according to theamount
of work done in proportion to tbe
telling price of coke. Tne proposal is
to take the present rates of 1)5 cents a
hundred bushels for mining, and 63
cents and 70 cents an oven for draw
ing when coke is selling at tl 50 per
ton as a standard. The minimum
wonld be 81 cents a hundred bushels
when coke sel's at $1 50, wbich is con
sidered the lowest price at which it
could be told at a profit. The wages
would be scaled np on this basis to a
It telliog price, which is about as
high as coke has gone in late years.
Thus the workmen would be te
emed a shire of tbe benefit of
a "boom," which they did not
have in former years and the existence
of a minimum rate of wages would
check any tendency of the operators
to sell at lets than a profitable rate.
The pro pop id is looked upon with fa
vor among tho workmen and is almost
certain of adoption. When adopted,
tho Knights of Laborof the region will
be asked to consider it, and commit
tees will be appointed by each organi
zation to jointly draft tbe sca'e for
submirsion to the operators. Its ac
ceptance wonld render the repetition
of such a strike as that of last winter
"Well, either you or I,
. Artor wliitcr ii totuy is said,
Mini lee the other die,
Or hear, throufh dletanre, of the other
"And you or I mutt bide
Poor empty eyei, and fiicon wan and wet.
With LIIVi vrent artef, betide
The otber'iooltin. denied with ailenoe, yet,
"And ynu or I inimt look
Into the othet'i;-ve, or far or near,
And read a In klu."ok7
Writ in the dmt, word we made bitter
"For both mint lone the way
Vt herein wenhall walk tonether, very toon;
One in the dunk (hall Hay,
I he other unt mull tee the ruing movD.
"Oh I irl, ft friend of mine.
Lid up tho voive I love to much, and
To wring lulnt hand and pine,
Tell ute I uiy be left lorlorn, forlorn,
"Say I inny ki with teara,
Forever fHllioaand forever cold,
One ribbun from ?wrt yeara.
One deur dead Kvif, one precioui rind of
bo me time.
"Say you may think with pain
UlHoiue ilium Brace , lonie timid wMi to
Some I'auer look. Imlf vain.
Into your heurt, come broken robi liko
-M,t. M. II. 1'uill.
A Tough Uu Hlll.'rt.
Cincinnati, 0, July 7. In lilen
tUle, a village tilteen mi'es from Cin
cinnati, Jacob Alexander, who wan ex
tinguisliiiu the lamps this nioriiiiw,
ivni a 8ilul bv two men. lie man
aged to throw them oil and lira upon
them, ju t ah one was aiming at him.
One of tb.nu fell an t tho other tied
Anderson went and gave himself in.
It was found that be had killed M ke
Foimrtv, who bad previously kil!-d
two men and served terms In tho
workhouse and penitent'ary.
A most I.IIIF.KA1. OFFERl
Tiis Voltaic Uklt Co., Marshall,
Mich., oiler to send their Celebrated
Voltaic Hki.th and F.lectrio Appli
ances on thirty days' trial to any man
alllicted w ith Nervous lVbi ily, lxms of
Vitality, Manhood, etc. lllus' rated
pamphlet in sealed euvelope with full
particulars, mailed free. Writo them
The Nnlnona All luird.
Macon, Mo., July 7. The city coun
cil rec' ntly piHMd an oidirauca pro-
hiiiitirg tie sale of honor within the
tit v linn's in lt.Hfl QUAniit cs than one
g i l'in. The pr prirtora cf the saloons
yetteniiy p'tpxuted to Ilia county
court their PiinllcaUoDB f r hcciiseii
but they were all roluned, and tnibiy
itier is not nn Dpeii sxlo.in in Macon,
Tlie same et i'o c f affairs esi:ts in Liu
Mus. A. W. llB 'rttn. of Groton
R'imri c iiniv, Jiak., used Allci ck
1' oners In- tiine'i e c mplele'y
cur-el ot irr aula ii v bv nn iir ti
I'l i-t nair.Rnhd Mia 1 if 'le rtnek
r BevHn (IRA ra-h no t al
f iuimI t em v r? i tlica 'io' b ii Kidne
ir n'l s -. u d i f X d'i 1. h av p iin
and p es 'ire at ihe hw f the lua'n
by Wea ing an A lc kV l'or.UJ l'lafcter
at the back ol the neck.
THE WIJIER WHEAT CROP
INCREASE IX THE YIELD OYER
The Condition of the Crop, on tbe
Whole, Yery Good Oats and
New York, July 7. Following is a
summary of tbe Ilural New Yvrkrr't
annual crop report: From over 4000
crop reports from all puts of tho
country, the liural New Yorker con
cludes that the winter wheat crop is,
nn the whole, go-.d, the probable yie d
being 2!t5,000,000 bushels, against
Sr.'.OOO.OOO bushels in 18K5, with a
siiyht increase in acreage.
Spring wheat baa been considerably
injured by drouth and blight. The
yield will probably be 140,000,000
bnshels, uzaiDBt 145,000,000 last year.
The total wheat crop will probibly
be 435,000,000, against 357,000,000
bushels last year.
In oats there has been a slight in
crease in acreage. The crop has been
considerably injured by drought and
insect, pests and will probably yield
tiOO.000,000 bushels against (jl'!U)00,000
bnshels in 1885. Of rye and barley
there will be excellent crops on a
slightly increased area.
There is a good stand of corn and
the outlook is excellent for a fine crop.
Karly Potatoes The crop will be
heavy and late potatoes are promising,
especially in tho West.
Cropi lu MlMonrl.
CoLt'MMA, July 7. J. W. Saobotn,
secretary of the State Boa'd of Agri
culture, reports that tho cropj in tnis
Stite during the month of June have
been somewhat affected with drouth
and tbe chintz bug. Oats and timothy
have suffered most by drouth, and corn
a little. Wheat wai well harvested
and is thrashing out a good' grain,
showing an average of l.'lj bur-hels on
1,840,4!M seres, or 24,84(1, tlUO bushels
Corn is doing mora than ordinarily
well. Timothy and oatB are each 90
percent, of a lull crop. Tobacco 91,
end potatoes 102. Crop prospects on
the whole show more taan average
Drouth la Michigan.
Cheyiioyoan, Mien.,. July 7. All
vegetation is perishing for want of
raiu. For several weeks drought has
prevailed, and in many places young
fruit trees are dying. Yesterday toe
mercury got up to 107, the hotest
ever experience here.
TUB POOH FLAYER
TIIREATESINM TO RTBIHE FOR
Ills Poverty tho Itennlt or the for
moron t Jred of NneenlHtlve
and Iguoroi .Tl aimer r.
Harrison Grey I : ;e writes in the
New York Sutr tl . he has lately ob
served several ac. vo straws which
ihow tint the theatrical wind is hi w
ing in a strange direction. The pat loot
actor man, alter several seasons of dis
tress and disaster, has been positively
looking about for some means of bet
tering his condition. He thinks be
Iibb found it among the queer things
that have been thrown up from tbe
depths of the stormy sea ol labor agi
tation. He draws a parallel between
his own condition and that of the op
pressed, discontented working clashes,
lie thinks there is something com
mon in their needs, and don't laugh,
because be is very serious about it in
deed bo wants to evolute into a gil
lant Knight of Labor. If there be
virtue in tbe strike and tbe boycott,
he doein't see why the wearer of tinsel
crowns and cotton robes should not
reap the' benetits of these exotics as
well is the carrier of hods and the
tightener of brakes.
Homo morning bt (ore the sun is too
high stroll about the ac'ors' lounging
place the slave mart, the Rialto or,
in the language of the laity, Union
Square. You will note there the ehab
biuivustliediecouKolatcntss, tbe weary
idleness of the actor man, an J jr
convince you vuai in condition doss
noon unnrn-;- lf loogen
ith a long and
tent g'asi of beer, be will tell you that
the profo'Bional market is glutted:
that engagements are scarce as angels
visits, and cngag'tuents fir next sea-
m are unprectdently lew; toat the
pist year liai been mieiiuaied lor dis-
appnintmenrs and desti.u ion anioog
Ins kind. He will point, in p'o. f ot
is ascerlions. to the largo number of
profesxional paupers that the Actor'
I'und lias chauiably put cut ot sight
midriff ound, and to the great sum of
mom Vxt has expended for the relief of
lie a ck and nnfoitura'e.in thee huso
of the ea' on, ami he wiliBluke his head
in the m st tb pressirg maimer, and
utter pessimistic prngn- sticanons if
you as a hm wbnl are tho prcptcti
or tbe next dramti'lc campaign. I lieu,
lf you ch ii se to express n cri iBity as
to tin whynevaof tins lii iient.ible state
f MtVitiiH, ten to one be will assume
sn injured, tcnii-deliant air aud loudly
in ke answer : llie managers! llie
managers, with their continental
greed, their oily tongiien, their unprin
iiplnl no tliods and their inferna1
apiculstive pri cliviic, rj at the bot
tom ot tlie wliele t ioultle. j ii:y l ave
piH;s'eiit!y hor.d wiuked the pabiie,
de 'eivtil ih-j prees and swindled ihe
sitoi-i We inn it organize; d'ye bear'.'
Ornn iize for our owu pro iv tiou."
l'..'iden'ly tnev have tiojmi to or
ganise already. Matt '.'rings of siiikes
and rumblings of boycotts are already
heard in the vicinage of tbe Squire
lliore is "a movement" afeot nuiiing
the actors. Whet tier it will be one of
debl lty at t' estait, or whether it will
erow to itnrdy propnitions and revo
luiion t:' lae tnea'ncai worm grown
rot en and corrupt by the riss ol tbe
!) ruinous combination syctsni, tha
inbseoni nt ii.ll.ix of bras y MiC'iiU
tore, and th loss ol tuat reit r spect.
and mrit dc eoro V at lornn riy wai a
dis ii guislniig ciarncteristia ot the
drunatc gni'd iheso ar. questions
which time nlon" cu answer.
It is apparent that in the pro cut
dramatic diiturbnnt'a the actor bent
to the minager much the nine ra'a-
lion h ilia lahorer to tlie t'ip'al st.
Th.re ib an tbyainl d vNion between
fie tAO c'HSes. It is not likely to be
b idg d U'i'il tbe preie;it conditioiis
n ml i r w hich they operate aro com
As I icmiirked at tho beiinniog,
fiere ao Biknifican etrawa wbiih
show the direction of the theatrical
wu.d, hs well as otler B'raws tli t
hIiow tli direction of tbe Uul.'ii
Square jnlep At the meet ng of the
Aitt ri' Ouler of Friemlihip the ntKer
dav in tl e Madisen Siiunre Theater, a
c mtiiiiincu i in was reul fioin tlie
nn'or of A ue i''an manrgement, J.
H. VicVicker. llrt snid t'lut orKfn'zn
li n is epidemic, and only the fittest
w'l a irvive Thin mu t be ( ner iirsg
i g news lor pbiv goes. M. Vicker
(as h d rare optxiriueities of obferv
i'.g the eflo ts of orgamsn ion mid tlie
doc rlne he advoca es iu his own city
of Chictgo. He characterized actors
as "wage workers," perhaps with nicer
discrimination and a creator retrard
for absolute truth than is usually ex
ercised in this respect, iancy any
body except a theatrical man daring
to call actors wage workers, or any
thing, in fact, less than artis's. Veri
ly, it is evident that "a movement"
was in process of fruition on th'n note
Afttr McVicker's letter was read ths
histrionic laborers were ripe fir pass
ing resolutions. They followed in the
most reckless profusion, end the new
Hedged professional anarchists adopted
them all without a murmur of ditscnt
and amid the wildest enthusiasm.
They resolved all sorts of things, and
emblazoned them on the;r liery 11 'g.
They resolved that there shall be no
more matinees except on Sa'urdays,
for iho reason that ihose givtn on
Wednoiday "foster idleness ia ths
community" that Sunday perfor
mances en'ail continuous labor upon
the actor, which is 'slavish and de
grading to him snd to his art;" and
that ''there ia no cause for antagonism
in recking to arrange businesi rela
tions upon principles of equity."
Certainlv Dot. Bat OUmnora! and
Omres! How the spirits of Oarr ck
Kemble, Kean, and Forreet, and the
other bygone giants of the ttipe, mutt
have rejijiced when tbe echo of tbe e
resolutions penetrated to the good ac
tors' happy bunting ground jejoiced
that they (bullied oil the immortal
coil before art degenerated into a
trade and artiste were transformed into
horny handed journeymen! Pray
consider thete resolutions for a mo
ment. Without the midweek mati
nee what would become of ths noble
army of dudes with epicure predilec
tions, who time out of mind have
made Wednesday a field day ? What
substitute could be devised by that
particular section of the f-ir who find
them so admirably convenient for
talks with the loved onrs of their
hearts on whom paler and tnaler cast
an implacably friendiy eye? Abolish
the Wednesday matinee and how
could tbe Brooklyn school girl spend
her money, and where would ibe mas
ticate her necessary butterctipa? 13!ot
oat this cherished institution, and tbe
handsome leading man, whose minia
ture in litt'e adorns thousands of bu
reaus, and whose mustache and bang
are enshrined in es many tmcsptibie
girlish hearts, would be compelled to
forego his Wednesday budget of
fragrant "mash" notes, and in the ab
sence thereof perhaps seek to drown
his sorrow in Manhattan cocktails
galore. As lor' the abolition of bun
ay performances in Chicago, Cincin
nati and other Western cities where
they are the' vogue, the consequences
might be deep, lasting and dieadfnl.
With tbe theateis closed on tbe Sab
bath, the honest citizens of these
communities might perchance go to
church. Surely tbe Actors' Order of
Friendship could not bave looked
into tbe subject of their resolutions,
weighed the matter carelully in all it)
bearings or calculated the possible of
Tbe new "movement" is not con
fined to New York. It has spread to
Boston. This, I take it, ia one of tbe
most alarming symptom. An or
ganization has been formed in Boston
called the "Universal Amnsiment
League." Its objectvaoeording to the
prospectus, is "Tbe Eleva'ion of tbe
mage and the Rights of Performers."
The wrongs of performers come in for
a fair share of at'ention also. Tbe U.
A. L. his an official organ, a sheet that
is aa inflammable atd boisterous as a
common firecracker. It is called the
Amtuement Journal. In its pages there
is set forth editorially, didactically and
poetitally what the profession shenld
not do, and what tbi) 17. A. L. pro
poses that the managers sha'.l do. Here
are some specimen I anzas from a verse
en'itled "Just Join in Line," which
tbe last number of the Journal con
While the Kninhta of tabor drive
In their efforts, we imiibe '
The aiiirit that will Kin ior them lucceea ;
And we aeo that we, like them,
Are the InntrumenU of men
Who w.eld power br the told which they
'Tin our talent and our akill
Ihut helpa fill the money till.
While to others we Intrust the money pile;
They count out a pittance small
And with great amount of nail
Toll us tfeM i il te,v Par f"l ur stylo.
Now the time haa eotie for Ul
And there oukIiI hi oe no ru8i . ,
For the lessoa hm been taught in many
w ays :
Rivht will pnnnunr every time.
bo now, boys, just in line,
And we II noon sen bapiuer, uriunier, uei
torduyi. The IT. A. L. is a secret organisa
tion, with degree', af8smbliensnd sn
elaborate code d ett-ics. It has in
view the adoi t.oa of a uniform suile
of wages for the various divisions of
toe piotesnon, tne ai) iorcemeiit. ei ue
mands by s'rikesif need be, and all
the other lobulations of a labor union.
Wbat the uiembnrsbip consists of I
am at a lo s to fay, but 1 believe the
scheme h'S not grown beyond the
limits of the Hub.
The mauBirere are not idle amid this
activity on the put of the plaers. An
authentic nnwspaper paragraph an
nounces that a number of Southern
luanM bave boomed a union with
a view to securing better attractiens
than usually visit that section, and
also to lowering the stn'e of admistion
pr ce. No doubt we shall bear toon
ol managers if companies combining,
a la rail ay corp ruion', to p iol their
iiftiiH in alight titMini-t the demands
of acto s. Ol wliht avuil' aro larneutj
over Ibe tonditon ot dramatic art
when the nmj r.ty of tbe people who
should be ite pioud pn-pervem are
busy alUrieg the theater from a tem
ple to a workshop? Write your leernral
and tiresome essM'J, oh, yt Eapient
critics; tell us prosily what the stage
shui'd be and what it isn't. The root
of the evil reaches down in another
direction a'.t igtther than any that you
lave yet diteovered or fo'lnwed.
HAHRISON ORKY FISKE.
NmH rnrS rfrrBBlh, k uVi ' JVl
UaralllM iKfalUr ta liclr Hi, shu!4 try
Thta inMlrinn ynllnMi lmnlih pare wtalJe
tonn-n, .ml i. inolnalil ( t Diw" peciillar W
M omrn. ami all in li"l il..iiUf II..-. II hn.
Tlihf. ami I'nrltH'" lli lllonit, NltinnlKlra
lh Aii lli., ir'iilln-n th Slurl'e e-a
ISrrvcn in uit. Ui iiMimiily Invlaornifii.
Cliiar. Ill- ,M,niiltin. and maawlli" akin onimft.
Itilimn.'l I.U. k.n tlio lawtli. iiauaa hailaii, or
SrMlliUM. iNinatllialliitl .111 iwA.r Inm mtrncntt
In. KT.irliTB HAlHti. 74 Karwall Ae., MilwaO
ki, Wn . ... nnih'r il"l nl I'M HWh. X'x.
' 1 ti.a iih! lirini'a ln.n !iilti. anil II IimNhhi
Bion llian a il..u t m-. ba.ina curml ma uf Ilia
tjriiakiiMw latliwi haw in lil. Al' niwl iiih of l.i
er IVmit.Uin n and now my complaiion ia clnar aod
(imnI. Ilaa alau b.!!! hanvili-ial lo ms chililrvu."
Mna, I.M'iaa O Hhuihh, Kaul liokir, N T .
eam: ''1 hm riltar.! ualol.t nrn-rj tr..m Fum.le
fl.inplaln1, and ooul.l i.ltam ruliai Uuul nuUJUi4
l(iii HniWL'a Iriai lllllir."
tlinlnahai.no Trad. Mark and rma-Ml rad Hnefl
onwra.iPAr Take no lhrr. Ml onlj lty
UliVW .N t UtMlVAL KV. lAtTjLMV'U,U,
1 IS! liJJ Us
The First Sign
Of falling health, whether in the form of
Right threats and Xervouineai, or in
sense of General Weariness and Losi of
Appetite, should suggest the use of Ayerf
Saraaparllla. This preparation Is most
effective for giving tone and strength
to the enfeebled system, promoting the
digestion and assimilation of food, reator
Ing the nervous form to their norma
condition, and for purifying, enriching,
and vitalizing the blood.
Ten years njro mv health began to fall.
1 wa troubled witli a distressing Cough,
Kigbt fweatH, Weakness, and Nervous
ness. I tried vnrious remedies prescribed
by ilifTrrent plivsiciuns, hut beraine ao
weak that I could not go up stairs wfth
out Ptipirig to rest. My fiieuds reeom
memleil mo to try Ayer's Sarsaparlllu.
which I did, and I am now us healthy and
strong as ever. Mrs. K. L. Williams,
I have used Aver'i Sarsaparllla, in my
family, for Scrofula, and know, If It s
taken faithfully, that it will thoroughly
eradicate this terrible disease. I have also
prescribed it as a tonic, as well as an alter
atlve, and must say that I honestlv believe
It to bo the best blood mcdiclno ever
compounded. W. F. Fowler, V. D. 8.,
M. I)., Oreenvllle, Tenn. 0
It would be impossible for me to do.
icribe what I suffered from Indigestion
and Headache up to the time. 1 began
taking Ayer's Sarsaparllla. I was under
the care of various physicians and tried
a great many kinds of medicines, but
never obtained more than temporary re
lief. After taking Ayer'9 Sarsaparilla for
a short time, my headache disappeared,
and my stomach performed its duties more
perfectly. To-day my health Is com
pletely restored. Mary liarlcy, Spring
I have been greatly benefited by the
prompt use of Ayer's Sarsapurilla. It
tones and Invigorates the system, regulates
the action of the digestive and assimilative
organ, and vitalizes the blood. It is,
without doubt, the most reliable- blood
purifier yet discovered. II. D. Johnson,
8S3 Atlantic ave., lirooklyn, N. Y.
by Dr. J. C. Aver h Co.. Lowell. Mue.
Frio mi aiz ottlea, S3.
Forty fears a Sufferer from
WONDERFUL TO RELATE.
" FOR FORTY YEARS I have been a vlo
tim to CATARRH three-fourths of the time
a sufferer from EXCRUCIATING PAINS
ACROSS MY FOKKHKAD AND MY NOS
TRILS. The discharges were so offensive
that I hesitate to mention it, eioept lor the
good it may do some other sufferer. I have
spent a young fortune from my earningl
during my forty years of suffering to obtain
relief troin the doctors. I have tried patent
medicines every one I eould learn of (rom
the four oorners of the earth, with no relief.
And AT LAST (57 years of age) have met
with a remedy that has cured me entirely
made me a new man. I weighed 128 pounds,
and now weigh 14r. I used thirteen bottles
of the medicine, and the only regret I have
is, that being In the humble walks of lite I
may not have influence to prevail on all ca
tarrh sufferers to use what has cured me
Baku's Pioneer Blood Rcncwer.
" HENRY CnEVES,
" No. 207 Second street, Macon, tia."
" Mr. Henry Cheves. the writer of the
above, formerly of Crawford county, now of
Maoon, Ga.., merits tbe confidence of e.11 in
terested in catarrh. W. A. UI'FF.
"Ex-Mayor of Macon."
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Essay on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
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1 ft boleaal
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