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Auction Sale—Household and Kitchen Furniture, by C. H. Doreclt; Slightly Dam aged Furniture by Kennedy & Mallette. Base Ball— Savannah vs. Macon. Education al—Patap=co institute, Ellicott, Md. Cheap Column advertisements— Help Wanted; Eor Bent; Lost: Personal; Miscel laneous. AMUAL SPECIAL EDITION —OF TIIE Savannah Morning News —AXD THE— Savannah Weekly News, —TO BE— ISSUED ON SAU Un VY, SEPTEM BER 4, ISBG. The annual special edition of the Daily Morning and the Weekly News, issued on Sept. 4, will this year be larger than ever be fore. It will be an edition that will be a credit to the city, and Savannah’s business men will l ave both pride and pleasure in distributing copies of it among those with whom they have business relations throughout the country. It will contain a complete and comprehensive Tevlewof the trade of the city for the past year, and will show the progress the city has made in everything that helps to make up Us ■wealth and that contributes to its prosperity. The facts relating to cotton, naval stores ■antAt he different branches of the city’s whole sale trade will be so presented as to give a clear idea of the city's business for the year ending Sept. 1. The facts relating to the city’s growth will be given in detail, and attention wiU be drawn to prominent buildings which are projected. Attention will be called to the additional territory which has been made tributary to the city by the extension of the Central’s sys tem into South Carolina, and the construction of new lines by the Plant system in Florida. The benefits which will flow to the city from the construction of ihe Savannah, Dublin and Western road and the proposed road front Tallahassee will be pointed out. In fact, this Sept. 4 edition will put Savannah's business and Savannah's prospects for increased pros perity before the public in their truo light. A limited amount of Bpace will bo reserved En the united editio.ns for advertisements. The rates for advertising will be as usual. Blaine sounds tbe keynote, audit calls the Mugwumps to arm# again. George W. Cable is a Sunday school teacher. Perhaps he has struck his talent At last. If a mau wants to get lynched just let 4i.u goto Macon and propose to get up a Or icniug bee. Nothing is heard now of Gen. Bogan's jryrrr romance. How soon does sensation al literature fall into innocuous desue tude? The people who sail in the new May flower rosy soon be more honored than is the memory of those who came over in the old Mayflower. The Georgia Gubernatorial campaign Is eupposed by outsiders to be still going pn. as it is yet over a month until the slectlon will he bold. •The cotton season is opening slowly, hut surely. The familiar and inspiriting gamble of the drays Is beginning to bo fee trd on the Bay again. An Australian champion named Tom Ices wants to light John L. Sullivan. He hns whipped out every pugilist in Austra lia aDd cries for fresh worlds to conquer. President Cleveland is enjoying the (Seated term mue}) more tbsn Mr. Blnine. Jle is keeping pretty cool, w hile his late Irival is managing to keep pretty warm. John Sherman was not active enough to freeze out the Blaine bluster in Ohio, out he will probably have everything ar ranged in that State to suit his aspirations by 1888. Bulgaria can beat Texas and Mexico lor sensations and not half try, and yet Bulgaria is not much of a territory com pared with our great Southwestern State and neighbor. The three Emperors having denied that they conspired against Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, may regard themselves as ▼lndicated, but they have not the audac ity to ask tor an investigation. It is not likely that Blame can place bimself squarely on the pronibition plat form in Maine, at least Mr. St. John pro poses to see that the platform is not in jured by any anchors cast to windward. Borne ol the papers object to the proposed design of the new oleomargarine stamp —a bull trampling on a serpent. Tlioy sttlnk tbo row ought to have been given the place <J honor. No one suggests the goat, as be is hardly ever a bogus butter. This has been a dull year in Central America. Tbs revolutions have been small and few in number, and the mor tality statistics would have been alto gether discouraging had there not been s crowd ol torelgners at work on the Pana ma canal. Colored Democrats. Notwithstanding the fact that the Presi dent announced when he left Washington for the Adirondacks that he did not want to hear anything about business or poli tics during his short vacation, he has I nevertheless consented to talk about the appointment of Matthews as Register of Deeds for the District of Columbia. This appointment has been Quite severely criticised, not because of any belief of the unfitness of Matthews for the position, but because he had been rejected by the Senate and because there Is a sentiment in Vi asUlngton that the local offices should be filled by citizens ot the District. The President, In an interview with a New York Herald reporter on Wednes day, said that in the appointment ot Matthews he was guided by two con siderations. The first was that he had de termined to appoint a colored man to the office of Register ol Deeds, and, second, he desired to appoint one of the ablest of the colored Democrats. He wanted to appoint a colored Demo crat, because be is Ratified that the col ored people deserve recognition from the administration. The great ma jority of them are Republicans now, but as tbeir condition improves and they be come better able to think for themselves they will, the President thinks, become divided, just as the white people are, into Democrats and Republicans. The Presi dent pointed out the fact that the colored people, whether Democrats or Republi cans, feel very kindly towards the admin istration. The number ot colored men who are prepared now to vote the Demo cratic ticket is far larger than the lead ing Republicans ever thought it would be. Matthews, said the President, is a rep resentative colored man, and has suc ceeded, although yet a comparatively young man, in winning a very respectable place at the bar of New York. He has a good oharacter, and, as far as ability is concerned, ranks with the ablest col ored men of tbe country. . It is clear that the President Intends to stand by Matthews, and will do what he can to secure his confirmation. It is very uncertain, of course, what the Senate will do. Having rejected Matthews once, it may not be an easy task to get it to con firm him. A Badly Needed Reform. Tbe Morning News Is glad to see that In different parts of the State the country press is discussing the tax assessment Question. For years the Morning News has been pushing this question on the at tention of the people. It has shown hon est tax payers how they are robbed by dishonest ones, and how millions of do! lars worth of property all over the State escapes all taxation. It will take a long time, of course, to work public sentiment up to a point where the Legislature will be compelled to enact an assessment law, which .will insure an approximately hynest assess ment of property. In a late issue the Waynesboro True Citizen calls attention to a flagrant case ot under assessment in that locality. Plantation lands, for which $lO an acre would not be accepted, were returned at $2 50 per acre. The Receiver of Tax Re turns refused to accept this low valua tion and the matter was submitted to ar bitration. The arbitrators being neigh bors ot the land owner, naturally sympa thized with him, and refused to change the valuation which he had put upon the land. , It is easy to see that if half or any other proportion of the tax-payers return their property at one fourth of Its value the other tax payers who return their prop-* erty at somewhere near its true value will have to pay more than their fair share of the taxes. A certain sum of money is needed for public purposes, and if one tax payer, by undervaluing his property, avoids paying the part of it that he ought to pay,the tax payer who makes an honest return of his property has to boar a double load. There is away to make taxation lall equally upon all, and it is tbe duty ot the Legislature to find it. At the present rate at which assessments are being lowered In some parts of the State It will not bo long beforo it will be necessary to Increase the rate of taxation. Blaine’s Prospects. There is no doubt that Mr. Blaine is preparing the way for his nomination for the Presidency In 1888. He is reported as saying lately that he did not want tbe nomination in 1884, for the reason that be thought the success of tbe Republican party was doubtful. It is probable, how ever, that the report is not well founded. But whatever were his wishes with respeot to Ihe nomination in 1884, there iR no doubt that he is working tor the nomi nation In 1888. Although not in political life, he is keeping himself before tbe country. Ho lets no opportunity to say a word in his own behalf pass unimproved. He has made within a few months several speeches on the Irish question, and he has placed himself squarely on tbe side w hicb is popular in this country. lie is now making speeches in Maine, and is seeking to gain tbe good will of tbe working classes all over tbe country. lie is not only doing that, but lie is trying to aUape the issues fur 1888. The Republi can Congressional Campaign Handbook, edited by ex-Congressman McPherson, outlines the issues upon which he pro j poses the Republican parly shall fight the j campaign of 1888. He will do what he can in the meantime to lead the country up to these issues. Mr. Blaine Is fortunate in one respect. Ho is able to conduct his campaign for the nomination without coining in con flict with utiv of bis rivals. Kdrounds, Logan and Sherman are all in tfiu Senate, and are doing what they can to destroy each olher. The Republican convention of 1888 is quite a loug way off, but from present indications its obolce will he Blaine. It is to be regretDd that the weather is oppressively warm in Northern Alaska, as i* reported by Lieut. Btoney of the exploring expedition. If the new hotel ‘were built, Bavannah might well rank as ' tbe most attractive summer as well as winter resort on the continent. Georgia has spent about one-third of tbe amount proposed to bo Invested In tbe new capitol, and it is presumed that the building is about one-third completed. It Is gratifying to know that the people are still determined that the capitol shall not cost more than t 1.000,000. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. AUGUST 28. 1886. Select Good Men. Some very important matters will come before the Legislature of this State to be elected this fall. There is no occasion to enumerate them. It is very generally knpwn what they are. It is necessary therefore that good men—men who are sufficiently well informed to know what ought to be done to promote the best in terests of the State, and who have the in tegrity and courage to act in accordance with their convictions —should be select ed for legislators. In every county there are men who would like to go to the Legislature —some for the honor which is attached to the position, and some to engineer schemes out of which they hope to make money— but they are not always the ones who ought to be elected. Of course there arc among those who push themselves for ward some first-class men, but the people would aot wisely by not accepting them too readily. Before nominating them there ought to be a pretty thorough in quiry respecting their qualifications and the reputations they sustain among their neighbors. Asa general rule, the people do not realize the Importance of sending able and honest men to the Legislature. They are too apt to nominate someone of those who persistently seek office, and who may be totally unfit for the place they seek. The people are too apt to think that almost any man will do for the Legisla ture, and readily assent to tbe nomination of any man who has a glib tongue and makes plenty ot plausible promises. Georgia is a great State and her inter ests are great. Her prosperity may be accelerated or retarded by legislation. If wise laws are made prosperity is pretty certain to follow, but it the laws are bad the people become dissatisfied, immigra tion ceases and investments in railroads, tactories and enterprises of one kind and another ceases. There are men qualified to serve the State in a legislative capacity In every county. Let them be found and sent to revise the laws and to make new ones. Let tbe next Legislature be one of which every citizen of the State will feel proud. Why Ho Will be Renominated. Hon. Phil. Thompson, Secretary of the Democratic Congressional Committee, says that “the Democratic party is bound to renominate President Cleve land in order to vindicate the first Demo cratic administration after an interval of a quarter of a century.” There is no rea son to suppose that the administration will stand in need of vindication, and If it did the Democratic party would not renominate Mr. Clevoland for the purpose of vindicating it. The party will nomi nate tbe man whom it thinks has the best chance of being elected, without any re gard to the question of vindication, and as Mr. Cleveland promises to be the man who has that ohance, it is probable that he will be renominated. Mr. Cleveland is not very popular with the politicians of his party, but he is strong with the people. It doesn’t make much difference whom the politicians want nominated. The important question is. who do the people want? A candidate cannot be elected without he gets a ma jority of the votes. It may be accepted as certain, therefore, that availability and not vindication will control the next Presidential nomination. Mr. Cleveland does not appear to be working for a renomination. As far as any one is able to discover, he is simply aiming to discharge the duties which de volve upon him faithfully. In that con sists his strength with the people. In all parts of the country he Is getting indorse ments because he is recognized as an honest, faithful public servant. He is not a brilliant nor a great man. He does not claim to be either. It does not require a genius to be President. Indeed it is rather dangerous to trust power to a man of genius. He is apt to forget the people In the contemplation of schemes to Increase lil3 own greatness. A man of honest intentions and plenty of good com mon sense is tbe sort of a man that is need ed for President. Jacksonville Journalism. The country press of Florida appears to be losing respect for the Jacksonville dallies. One ot the most influential of the country papers of Florida, the Sanford Journal, speaking of the press of Jackson ville says: “Instead of being, as itshould, a guide and exemplar to the presumably less Informed and unpretentious members of the profession in the rural districts of the State, the metropolitan press is lower ing the standard of journalistic dignity. Tbe feeling of disgust with the abuse and villifieatlon -Indulged in by the Jackson ville dailies pervades every section of the State where they are read, and provokes the most unsparing criticism among all classes ot respectable readers.” It is remarkable that there are so many editors of newspapers who think that the public is interested in their little personal quarrels and tbeir hostility to this or that man. There are a few people who are interested in personalities, and tbiuk that those who use their newspatiers to abuse people they don’t like are smart fellows, but tbe great mass of newspaper readers want the news and well considered com ments on the news. They don’t like to see newspapers they sustain devoted to stirring up strile.or made sewers through which blackguardism, slanders and bitter personalities are emptied upon commu nities. It having been settled that thene is to be a joint Gubernatorial canvass In Ten nessee, and the Taylor boys having each promised not to tell any tales out of school on the other, the people are expecting a rather commonplace campaign, the only interest being in the fact that the candi dates are brothers. As the canvass warms up, however, it may become lively enough to require that Rev. Nat Taylor, tbe father ot the candidates, be called on the stump as umpire or referee. The New York Sun still finds civil ser vice reform a stumbling block. It says: ‘■lf the Democratic ticket in 1888 is to bo ‘Cleveland and Voorbees,’ as we have seen suggested in several Journals, the platform will have to Include two planks on civil service reform. Dsn Vorhees thinks that the Mugwump stvle of reform is a humbug, and says so.” It Is possible that tbe Democrats won’t depend on In diana for a Vice Presidential candidate in 1888. Senator Frye is about conceded to be tno Burobard of 1883. This Is another ' vear for Republican blunders. CURRENT COMMENT. Bourbnulsin Hi the Background. From the Xew York Ereninu Poet (Rem.) Ono by one the old “issues” are being pushed aside by the steady progress of events, and as each issue disappears there goes with it a Presidential candidate. Where Blaine Tripped. Prom the St. Louie Republican (Rem,) Mr. Blaine undertakes to show that the Minnesota Republican Congressmen who voted against the Morrison bill did so against the wishes of a large majority of their con stituents. Will Mr. Blaine then tell us how it happens that every one of those Congress men has been enthusiastically renominated? Where John Drew the Line. Prom the Brooklyn EaQle (Rem.) John Roach used to build better vessels for our coastwise steamer lines than he ever built for the navv. It seems i hat the way to get a good John ’Roach war ship is to purchase and adapt a .John Roach freight and passenger ship. John took Uncle Sam fora fool; hut he never made that mistake with the proprietor of an American steamship line. That Unfortunate Memory Again. Prom the Boston Herald (Inti.) Mr. Blaine must credit the public with a very short memory when he seeks to make a point against the administration by denounc ing its “unnecessary and undignified di-plav of insolence and bravado toward Mexico.” He must be strangely obtuse not to perceive the self-satire of his utterance, for these words exactly describe his own attitude toward Mexico on the occasion of one of the most characteristic enisodes which madethat remarkable “spirited foreign policy” of his fortunately brief career as Secretary of State one continuous record of blustering, blundering and bulldozing. BRIGHT BITS. A patent medicine has been invented to prevent a man from lecturing —Post Rie patch. The President is fishing, and the Demo cratic party is entting bait.— Peoria Tran script. The latest French fashion has reached Bul garia. Tbe Prince has been escorted to the frontier. —Pittebwa Chronicle, Some men are so mighty penurious that they keep everything they get hold of—exoopt the ten commandments.— Oil City Blietartl, In England the population doubles m fifty years. Tbe American cucumber evidently has not found its way over there yet.— Yonkers Statesman. “But Herrße.hmock, what putsit in mind to you for your little head one such large hat to get?” Herr Schmock—"Would I then a little one take when I lor the same money a large hat can have?”— Pliejende Blatter. Modern Children.— Little girl to her friend: “Elsa, what are you doing with the book ‘Oh the False Education of Onr Cnil dren’? I hope vou are not reading it?” Elsa: “O no; I merely found it in mamma’s room, and took it along to lock it up so that mamma may not read such an iDjurions book.”—Pile yende Blatter. Circumstantial Evidence. -e The body ot ah unknown man was found in the rear of a l ong Branch hotel at an early hour last Sun day morning. The unfortunate stranger was well dressed. He had been shot two or three times, his neck was broken, so was Ins back, and his features showed that he had been choked to death. The Coroner was summoned, but upon discovering copies of "How tbe old horse won the bet,” “Christmas in the quar ters.” “Curfew must not riug to-night,” and “Ilow he saved Bt. Michael’s,” upon the body he decided that it was izot necessary to hold an inquest, and ordered the remains cre mated. Ho used to throw them into the sea, but the boarders complained that sometimes they came to life again.— Burdette. The minister's wife sat on the front porch mending the clothoK of one of her numerous progeny. A neighbor, passing fhat way. stopped in for a friendly chat. A large work basket half full of buttons sat on the floor of the porch. After various remarks of a gos sipy nature the visitor said: “Vou seem to be well supplied with buttons, Mrs. Goodman.” “Yes, very well, indeed.” "My gracious! If there aint two of the same nuttons that my husband had on his last win ter suit I I’d know ’em anywhere.” “Indeed!” said the minister’s wife calmly: “I’m surprised to hear it. as all these buttons were found in the contribution box. I thought I might as well put them to some use, so I thought— what must you go? Weil, be sure and call again soon "—Merchant Traveler. “I’m going to quit smoking cigarettes,” said a young man. who has led more than oDe ger man. “It isn’t because it’s a vile Habit that is going to carry me down to an early grave, or anything of that sort. One placodme.or rather a young lady. In a very embarrassing position There isa certain charming yonng lady on 9t. Anthony Hit! whom I should like very much to make my wife, and I know she feels as 1 do. But lam not yet able to sun port a wife, so I have never said a word to the young lady’s parents. Well, theother evening she and I took a stroll. It was about half-past 0 when we returned to the house, sol did not go in. We stood chatting a few moments, and 1 lighted a cigarette. W ben she went into tho house I, of course, kissed her good-night. \\ ell. without giving it a thought, she Went tu. hade her mother good nigntaud kissed her also. The old lady immediately detected the odor of the cigarette on her daughter’s lips, and questioned her about it. The poor girl had cither to acknowledge 'that I kissed her or that she smoked a cigarette. When the young lady to and mo about it I had not the •■oarage to ask her what course she chose. Now you know why cigarettes and I will be strangers in the future.”— Toletlo Blade. PERSONAL. The late Dr. C. A. Merrill, of Exeter, N. H., left $5,000 for the benefit of the town li brary. The Zanzibar Princess, the Sultan's sister, gains her living in Berlin by giving lessons in Arabic. Mr. Stevens, the bycielist, having wheeled around the inhospitable Shah’s kingdom, is safe in India. Mr. Camden, one of the United States Sena tors from West Virginia, has gone with his whole family to Dakota. Senator Hearst. who has ulentyof money and to spare, proposes to start au American dally in the City of Mexico. The King of Portugal is not a handsome man. and did not particularly charm the Londoners as he wen: about In an untashion ahly-cut frock coat and carrying a cane or namented witli tassels after the fashion of the Fourth George. W. and D. Gladstone, two dusty millers of White Cottage, Stark county, 0., are cousins ot the great Euglish statesman. They aro quiet, unobtrusive business men. and are sain to take more pride in their American eitizonsh'n and their millstones than in their English Gladstone. Bimon Camkron has lately bought the Stamm farm, consisting of about 140 acres of very fine farming laud, located about one mile trom Mavtown and a mile and a half from Donegal Springs,' his beautiful Lancas ter county summer resort. The General makes frequent trips from Harrisburg to Donegal to look after the workmen whom he has employed to make extensive improve ments. Ruv.George O.Barnes. the mountain evan gelist ot Kentucky, says that he has made his trip around tho world with his wire, son, and two daughlers entirely on faith. He had no idan when he set out tint io preach, bad no invitations from abroad, no promises of sup port, no acquaintances even in Ihe countries he visited. Yet ho made tho journey and warned for nothing. It Is said that there is nothing of the beggar or dead beat about any of tile Barnes family. Carolus Duran, the portrait painter, “the Spaniard from Holland, who is moreof a Par isian than any P*rlsiun born,” is a person of varied accomplishments. He rides like a cir cus artist, shoots like a prizewinner, swims like Capl. Paul Boytoo, paints so that the Ve lasquez portrait* in the Louyro nod to him from their frames as tie passes, and is a very handsome man to boot. Before ho was a painter ho was a musician, and he koeps a farg.i organ in his studio upon which he plavs to entertain hi* visitor*. Rorkrt Grant writes his stories with a typewriter, and fastens the pages al the cor ner with a legal rivot. Prof. BoVcteo writes hi* stories on the green, pink or biuerost’ers of Columbia i Allege. Prof. Sonhocle* wrote the Byzantine Dictionary oo ribbon paper. It 1* whispered that Joaquin Miller, like the Kathor of Ids Country, shells uiv ertAlnlv, and leave*punrtn.itlon for the proof-reader'. ,iu- Hn II iwthorno marks tbe number of word* in hi- m muscript on the outside page. Ertgnr Fawoett write* wtth a lead pencil and uses *n eraser. George MacDonald n-e* tlnn French paper, and hi* handwriting is very fire Sid ney Lanier wrote on highly.glazed paper in blue ink, and made his corrections in brown ink. A Dakota Contemporary. Front the HwUon Jtegiitsr. “Bv an unfortunate typographical error,” says a Dakota newspaper, "we were made to say last week that our distinguished townsman,Trof. Kennedy, was about to rig up a uobhy baboon for tne comfort and enjoy ment of his daughter on her wedding trip over the prairies. What we meant to say was a nobby balloon. We write this with our left hand, while lying on our spare bed, with one eye entirely closed and theother handpainted, and an inverted chair across our stomach for a writing table. The extent of our regret for the blunder may he measured by the difficul ties we have surmounted in penning this ex planation.” No Marriage In Church for Him, Fro 7 a the Toledo Blade, “If I ever get married in church again you can call me a goat!” said a bushful man the other day. "What’s the matter now?” “Matter enough.” he retorted: and he seemed to get m,d ae he thoughtof It. “I was married not long ago, and as my wife’s parents were pillars of the church, it had to come off t here, so they thought. Well, some repairs were being made in the church, so the mar riage took place iu the Sunday school room. Tnere’s where the whole troublecance in. We stood on the platform where the superintend ent’s desk stood, and before the minister got started I not iced a great many people entiling in the audience. I didn’t know what to make of it They all seemed to be looking over my head. I never said anything till the thing was done: tuen I turned around and looked up. What do you think 1 saw? One of those con founded mottoes hanging right over our heads, and It said; ’Suffer little children to come unto me 1 Isn’t that enough to make a man mad?” He Knew What Whs In It. From the Trade Gazette, “Now, sir, I hope we shall have no difficulty in getting you teepeakup,” said the attorney, in ayery loud, commanding voice. “I hope not,” shouted the witness, at the top of his lungs. “How dare you speak to me in that way?” cried the lawyer. “Because I can’t speak no louder, sir, said the hostler. “Haye you been drinking?” “Yes, sip.” “I should Infer so from vourconduct. What have you been driukipg?” “Coffee,” hoarsely vociferated the knight of the stable. “Something stronger than coffee, sir. you've been drinking! Don't look at me like that, sir!” furiously. “Look at the Jury. siF t Did you have something in your coffee, sir?” "Yes. sir.” “What was it?” “Sugar.” “This man Is no fool, your Honor—he is wore!” stormed the counsel. “Now, sirrah,” turning tp the witness, “look at me. What beside sugar did you take in your coffee this morning?” The hostler collected his force, drew a deep breath, and. In a voice that could haye been heard blocks away, bellowed out: “Aspune! Asnane, an’ nothin’ else!” A Deep Hole In the Ground. From the Inyo Seyuter, Sheepmen report a remarkable Assure in the Sierras, some thirty miles southwest of this place, near the extinct volcanoes whose lava flow extends across tne valley below Fish Springs. For some years past the sheepmen driving their flocks through the mountains have noticed a fissure in the mountain 6ide. When first noticed it was hardly more than a mere line, bnt each succeeding visit has shown the rift to be wider than it was the yoar before, till it is now at least a foot wide aud a mile in length. The break extends al most dne north and south, and, judging from its nature, those who have seen it believe it to be connected iu some way with the terrific activity which shaped all its surroundings. The walls, as far as a lowered candle re veals. go down vertically, without approach ing one another in the slightest degree. Stones dropped in are heard to tumble for some time on their wav to the interior of the earth. That the rift is practically fathomless is cer tain. Besides the depth shown by dropping slones into it the air at the mouth is very much wanner than elsewhere, showing the conuection with the hot interior. Small animals held oyer the mouth of the chasm are not affected, no moro than is a lighted candle. The rapid growth In size of ibis mysterious hole in the ground during the last year is supposed to be connected with the increased earthquake activity during the A Sad Change in Style. From the Paris Oauloie, A Paris jourualist got married some three months ago. A few days after the ceremony he met a friend. "Well,” asked the latter, “what think you of your new position?” “My friend, I am perfectly intoxicated. When I work my wife is always at uiv side and we embrace at every paragraph. Great heav.cn, yes. at even l paragraph.” “Ah!” replied his friend, smiling, “that ac counts for yoor style being somewhat dis jointed lately.” Tins conversation was repeated, and the journalist's articles were henceforth nonsuited by his intimate friends as a kind of matri monial thermometer. For about six weeks the articles were char acterized by sentences even shorter than those of the late Emile de Girardln. and the ladies of the journalist’s acquaintance were rapidly growing jealous of the brfde. Then they became longer, the periods were constructed more in the English style and the paragraphs were spun out to greater length. The honeymoon waaevidently nearing its ter mination. The other day Mmc. X., ou opening the oaper and glancing at the articW bearing her journalistic friend’s name, made a dis covery. •’On!” she exclaimed, “there is only one paragraph. Poor little woman! She will soon want a separation.” The Canny Tllden. From the Albany Argue. At one time a well-to-do farmer came into the Executive Chamber to see Gov. Tllden. He was affably received, told to he seated, and from a tutk about crops the conversation gradually drifted into politics. The farmer whs very intelligent upon this topic. Gov. Tilden quiekly saw that he could make his stronger a firm friend. “Have you any sons?” he asked. “Yes, lour.” replied the stranger. “There is William. Robert. Henry and Charles.” “All Democrats?” queried Mr. Tihten. “All except William,” was the renly. “Have you nnotury public in your village 4” asked Mr. Tllden. “I don’t know that we have,” was the an swer. After a further conversation the stranger left, in a fow days there came to ihe village post office a large official envelope addressed to William—the Republican son. It was opened in the famiiv circle and found to con tain a notary’s commission, with a bugeeeal, and William’s name finely engrossed ass no tary public for the village. To this commis sion was the written autograph of Samuel J. Tilden. The surprise was as great as if Wil liam had received a commission as Minister to France. After that there were four Demo cratic sons in that famiiv eircle, and with the “old man” Gov. Tilden liad five of the firmest friends in the State. And all it cost was a little inquiry and a three-ccnt stamp to send ihe commission to the newly appointed no tary . 11l the Adirondack*. From the Chicago Tribune. In some lair Adirondack nook Are President and Beauty; He’* fishing in the name old brook, Tint. now. a sense of duty Comes in; he must not stray from camp Too far. nor prove such sinner As lie—however long the tramp, Too late for any dinner. Last summer he. in Idle mood, Went with a doctor jolly Into the Adirondack wood, • They may have shown some folly; They may have takenonu de vio More than dlgo'tiou needed. But jests thev had and revelry. And days flow by unheeded. Times change: no more when darkness falls Aud vocal are the thickets W i t ti pleasant notes the cheery call* Of katydids and crickets. Thore is. with all the clamor blent That fills the forest hoary. Tbs sound of jokes within tne tout And rather shady story i No more, when night makes louder seem. Though softer aud more mellow, The tinkle of Ihe little stream That flows o'er pebbles vollow. There comes .from whore two comrades sit A-nekr the Camp-fire’s flicker, A soft, responsive gurglo—lt The gargle of good llQiior. Fsir women! Everywhere without You man without a grace is; And yet, there may exist a doubt If everywhere your place is! When we go.gvpaylng with one Of yon, we do wot drink so. But catch loss fisb and have )e*s fan* Though sacrilege to tbmk sol ITEMS OF INTEREST. The Duke of Leinster has arranged to sell to his tenants a large portion of his Kildare estates ou an eighteen years’ purchase plan. The Munich Academy of Sciences has of fered the Savigny prize of 4.200 marks ($1,000) for a work showing the share of the leges, plebiscite , and senapie coneulta in the forma tion of the Itoman civil law. A small bot in Bangor, Me., thought it would be fun to tie paper and straw to his dog’s tail and set them afire. The dog ran into the boy's father’s barn, which, with an adjoining house, was burned to the ground. Loss $4,000. James Armstrong, of Loure, Canada, a well-to-do farmer, aged 88 years, fell in love with a maiden of 76 summers, who rejected his suit. Thereupon he made his will, be queathing her all his property, and then hang ed himself. A Wisconsin farmer, going down a hill with a load of hay, locked one of the wheels of the wagon. The friction of the wheel upon the ground struck a spark which ignited the hay and started a fire that required eleven men to extinguish. A little tornado whirled through Golds boro, N. C„ the other day, and finding the front door of a fine residence open, dashed into the house, gathered up a lot of furniture, buret open a rear door, and flung the whole lot in a heap in the back yard. In an Indian mound near Oakland, Ind., was unearthed recently a stone wall ten feet square. Within were five or six skeletons, three copper vessels filled with fifty pounds of rich silver ore, a copper ax, weighing eigh teen pounds,attached to a stone handle, and a number of stone hatchets. Mary 8. Martin, of Philadelphia, a mem ber of the Society of Friends, saw William C. Kisenhour beating his horse. She remon strated, and he swore at her. She had him arrested and the Justice looked over the stat utes until he foupd an old law against swear ing, and then imposed the flue provided there for. The fine was 61% cent*. An exhibition of ecclesiastical art ebjects will be held in Vienna next year. The Min ister of Worship has taken this opportunity for sending out a circular to exhort the higher clergy and the beads of conventoel houses to patronize native Ipdustry ae much as possible m their purchase of ornament* for their churches and chapels. He mhtiKains that the productione of ecclesiastical art in Austria are equal to those of any other country. A remarkable Persian manuscript has Just been sold in London. It bears the title "Tashrih ul Akwam,” and consists of 688 folio pages within borders oi gold and colors. It commences with a finely executed anwan, and is illustrated throughout with 121 exquis ite miniatures of the most elaborate order, depicting the various castes of Hindostan, their trades and callings. A full explanation in English of the manuscript accompanies it. Thefts of money from garments hanging in the clothes room of a Meriden factory led the electrician of the establishment to try to oatcb the hitherto undetected thief. Ho con nected a pocketbook in. the pocket of a pair of trousers with wires that terminated ar a gong In a distant room, and so arranged the wires that the gong would ring when the pocketbook was moved. The pocketbook was moved, the gong sounded, and the thief was caught. Joseph Sh arbel, a Turk, was convicted of peddling without a license in Brooklyn on Monday and sentenced to pay a fine of SIOO or go to the penitentiary for M 0 days. He wont to the penitentiary. A delegation of his countrymen waited on Warden Green and tearfully begged him nottooutoff the mous tache of the Turkish convict, ihe removal of' th moustache in Arabia being a mark of deg radation The Warden promised to comply with the request. . J( j. Jamks Lvon, of Ekmira, desired a photo graph of his flue St. Bernard dog. When the dog saw the camera pointed at him he sus pected that something was wrong and bolted out of the door. He was coaxed back and posed again. Again he took alarm, aud, the door being shut, jumped out of a window, fell on an awning, broke through, fell on two young men, smashed a hat flat, and terribly seared a small colored bootblack. The dog weighs 190 pounds. A curious hoax was played on the Vienna papers the other day. They received on the official paper of the Ministry of Commerce the ropy of a decree signed by the Minister, the Marquis de Bacquehem, arbitrarily cancel ling ibe ooncessloss for a great many road contracts. The document was published, and several papers gravely discussed it in their lending articles nttet morning. A communi que announced that the alleged decree was an impudent forgery. The International Chftlcographical Society will shortly issue the Unit series of reproduc tions of early Italian and German prints. Among the rarest works there will be a faith ful photo-engraving of an unknown Floren tine master’s work, executed between 1450-1480. 1480. The subject represented Is “The Battle of the Hose,” described bv Dr. Lippmann of Berlin. The print, which bears the arms of the Rurellai family, is preserved at Munich, and <t was found pasted on the back cover of a MS. written by Hartmann Schcrtel, the Nu remberg physician and humanist. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute of Christiana has adopted an ingenious plan for disseminating its weather reports among the farmers, fishermen, etc. Thus, on the brake of every train departing from the cap-i tal to any part of the country after 8 p.m. a signal is exhibited indicating the weather to be expected for the ensuing twen ty-four hours. These s’goals are very sim ple. consisting of red and white triangles, squares, and balls, each of which, or several combined, have their meaning: a white hall for instance, “fine weather,” etc These sig nals will also bo dlsplayo l from the masts of several coasting steamers. About 100 persons Wednosday attended the sale of the third installment of the cargo re covered from the Oregon. The sale took place at the foot of Sedgwick street, Brooklyn. The goods sold were those which the consignees failed to secure from the wrecking company and upon which duty had not been paid. The government conducted the sale through United States Marshal Tate. Of the whole amount received the government gets 29 per cent.,out of which the Marshal is paid 2U per cent, anil the wrecking company gels the bal ance. About $1,400 was received, the highest amount for any single articlo being $l4O for a case of laces. Cabin John bridge, near Washington, was built while Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War. It is said to be the largest single span of masonry in the world. It is I*s feet high and 200 feet long, spanning a deep gorge. There is a hrownrtone coning on the three foot wall on either side of the roadway, about a foot broad, and beveled on the two upper edges for an inch or two. On Snnday last a bicycle rider pul bis machine on the coping, mounted it, and in this way deliberately crossed the bridge. In two places the coping makes a zigzag by the widening >f the road way, ami at these planes the rider had to steer his wheel through a very narrow space at nearly right angles with his course. A mirage, lasting about half an hour, was witnessed by t.ie residents of Ocean 9pray, Cottage Hill and Winthrop Highlands Wed nesduy afternoon. When first seeu it ap peared to be in a line running from outside the firewaters to Nahant Point. A bolt of ap parently calm watermarked the edges of the scene, and about a dozen vessels were repro duced In the sky. It seemed as it the top masts of ihe real ships and their counterparts were touching on the edge of the horizon. Beyond and Inside of where (he mirage was seen the sea was ruffled by a southeasterly breeze. At Nahant Point the sight was tbo pretliest, for here the rocks took fan tat He shapes. As the mirage disappeared it left arches through which the light played in brilliant streams. From Investigation* made by, Prof. Ewart and Mr. Matthew*, of London, It stems that whitebait consists almost entirely, and at all seasons, of young sprats and young herrings, which vary In size and in the relative pro portion* accordingto thee>on of the yesr ami the place of capture. From the samples examiDed It appears (list during the* winter and spring months Sprats largely predomi nate. in the Firth or Forth wßltehstt there are very few young herring, while in the winter whitebait found in the Uoadon mar kets herring only form about per cent., the remainder being sprats. As ihe season ad vance* tbe'Lnndon whitebait contains a larger number of herrings, there being during June and the latter part of May nearly 80 peroent. Iu July the number of hornnga sliirhtlv diminish, and In August whitebait is com posed of about one-bait herrings and one half sprata. gMH 1 1 special! I @ tel ISfWBgJH swap MOST PERFECT MAOe" 5 Prepared with strict regard to Purity Rtrmmt, fenlthfulncss. Dr. Price’s Baking Powder 10 Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Dr Price's iSI I*4llll 1 * 41111 r&nilla, Lemon. Orange, etc., flavor ?mce BAKING PQWDtR CO., Chicago and-).. Louie Umbrcliao, <fi c . New Gingham Umbrellas New Alpaca Umbrellas. New Silk Umbrellas. BiMena&Co’s. 137 BROUGHTON STREET. Haring recently purchased an unutnal fc' n h V ° ? e ? ! G,D B ham > Alpaca and Silk: UmbreJlas from one of the largest and most reliable manufacturers in tSu c oun 'f/; Wi V offer them on next M at tfoe following prices: 8 s£?*£ , " 5, ”°' u ‘ ,a ' 5 dozen of Ferguson’s Extra Fast Black Alpaca Umbrellas. -A ohoice assortment of fine Alpaci Umbrellas, in 8 and 10 Ribs, with Olive cartridge, Orange and Bamboo Bticka S’5;RiR“- uia “B Silk Umbrellas. We have the largest assortment of Silk Umbrellas in this city to select from-in , I*!* 1 ’ w Gled and Double-Faoed Colored Linings—and for goods of the same quali ty their prices cannot be equaled. We will continue for another week the sale ol our mixed lot of Ladies’ White and Colored Bordered Hemstitched Hand kerchiefs at 21c, formerly sold at 25c, 30c, 3oc and 40c. RF.MBMM. CORSETS. Thomson’s O. F. Corsets in grades “R.,” “H.,” “G.,” “P.,” “Abdominal,’’ “Nursery,” “Linen,” “Ventilating,” eto. French Woven Corsets—“C. 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