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Site HJoraing |Utrs. IWHI TAKER STREET. SAV VNNAII, GA. THURSDAY. DFCEMEEK 3, 1 RB<>. Segitlered at tha Poet 02’ e in Savannah. Tbe Morning News is published daily, in ducing Sundav. it is ftrvod to subscribers it the (j. bv newsdealers and carriers, on li.cir own amount, r.t 24 cents a went, 41 00 a month, 44 C3 for six months aud 413 OOfor one year. The Morntvo News. by mail, tnclndisqj Blisdst, on' 1 month, $i 00; six months, $4 40; one year. 410 00 The Morning News, by mail, six times week (withmitsund&yissue),aixmonths.44 00; ere year, 4* 00. gnndar News, by mail, one Tear, 4 5 00. Weeely News one year, 41 25. Inc'.ubsof five. one year, 54 00. Bubscrintinn* payable in advance. Remit by postal order or note, check or registered i leiier. Currency sent by mail at risk oi •rubers. 1 etters and tel ears ms should be addressed •Morning News, Savannah. Ga.” Ad ertising rates made known on applica tion. IMEITOMEWiDYEBMMIfa Meetings—So'omon’s Lodge No. 1, F. A. M.; Liquor Dealers’ Asa station ;|\Vorkman’s A Trader's Loan and Building Association; Publ c Koad Commissioners. Special Notices—As to Crew ot Rr. Steamship Ardenrigh: Dividend No. 27 Citi zens, Mutual Loan Company; State and County Taxes, 1880. Christmas Presents—At LaFar's. Publication—Scribner's Magazine. Cheap Colusn advertisements— Help Wanted; Photography; Miscellaneous, Legal Notice—Petition for Incorporation 'Metropolitan Savings an 1 Loan Cos. For Sale—Drug Store in South Florida. Lots for Sale—C. H. Dorsett. The Night Before Christmas—L. A B. <?. M. H. Hotel -Marshall House, Savannah. Ga. Official—Arrears for Ground Reut No tice. Legal Sale—Sale of Land Under Power. SVBL'PS—stiauaa Bros. Amcseuents—Milkmaids’ Convention, by the L O. V. Society. For the first time in a long while the Democracy of New York is united. Is this because of, or In spite of, the Presi- j dent’s civil service and tariff reform poli cies? Scandals will soon cease to be such by .reason of the frequency of their occur rence unless society exercises its prero gative of mercilessly ostracising the im moral. The petition submitted to the South Carolina Legislature to tax dogs for the support of a farmer’s college is not a had one. More money is needed lor educa tional purposes in this State. Why not raise it by a dog tax? It is said that the President has grown somewhat weary of the public receptions which are held in the east room three times a week. That is not to be wondered at. It would weary a saint to maintain a wooden smile, as it were, while listen ing to all the drivel and gush that is ut tered on such occasions. In two years the new cruisers will bo completed, two more fitted with machin ery and armament, and in five or six our coasts may be guarded by a navy, not a formidable one. perhaps, but a navy that shall testily our intentions to place our selves in a position to maintain our na tional dignity on the ocean. Maj. J. W. Powell, of Washington, has alengthy but verv interesting article in the December Forum on earthquakes. He finds an explanation of almost all earthquakes in the phenomena of dis placements by faults, flexures aud folds of the earth’s crust. This is about the explanation he gave of the Aug. 31st earthquake. The pleasure boat presented to the Hon. S. S. Cox by the Sultan of Turkey was given by thal gentleman to the national museum at Washington, It arrived in a damaged condition, and will cost SI,OOO or more to put it in good repair, its length Is 32 ieet, and it weighs 340 pounds. As Mr. Cox was not sent up Salt river at the last election he has no use lor it. The Republican leaders do not consti tute a happy family, so far, at any rate, as Blaine, Edmunds and Logan are con cerned. The two latter agree to disagree with the former; hut, if unity of action is a precursor of success, the Democrats need scarcely fear the Republicans. The Democracy have leisure to enjoy Repub lican domestic infelicity. The revenue officers are on the alert to eaten the violators of the oleomargarine law. In Washington they appear to be altogether too anxious to find victims. A colored missionary from Virginia was arrested a day or two ugo in tuat city for selling oleomargarine prints lor butter. It turned out that the tnissiouary was ou his way to Pennsylvania to be married, and that last Thursday his sister sent biui to market to buy some butter, as she wanted to make him a cake for bis wed ding. When he returned with it she told him the butter was too old, and sent him hack with it ou Saturday. He failed to find toe man wuosoldit to him, and he offered to sell it to Mr. McKay, the officer who arrested him. The court referred to tne law, which requires a sale, and as tiie law does not provide lor the offering for sals, said the case must be dismissed, so the missionary was allowed to go to his own wedding. The officers would show more sense by looking after biggergame. The queer project has oeen formed by a Canadian member of Parliament, a Mr. Henry Wentworth Monk, to make of Palestine “the capital of the world,” or, at any rate, of the English speaking peo ples. Assuming Jerusalem to tie nearly the centre of the habitable globe, Mr. Monk contends that it is admirably adapted to tbe uses and functions of h capital. Mr. Monk is not very clear as to whether bis scheme is lor a iederation that is to be universal, or whether English speaking peoples alone are to b admitted into it; but the affair is pre sented to the world as a busi ness enterprise, and a company has actually been forned with the title of the New British Empire Company, with a capital stock of $10,000,000, of which $1,600,000 is said to have been sub scribed. bit John Macdonald, tbe Cana dian Premier, and Sir William Dawson, tbe eminent geologist, of McGill College, are each down for SIO,OOO in the books of the New British Empire Company. Th projector counts on securing the patron age of Queen Victoria aud President Cleveland. The Central's Dividend. The 4 ppr cent, semi-annual dividend which the Central railroad declared yes terday w as doubtless quite a surprise to the stockholders and the public. The ef fect of it will be. ol course, to make stock holders t'.gnten thsir grip on their stock. A stock that can pay an 8 per cent, divi dend is not one to part with readily when It is difficult to get good securities which pay oven 4 per cent. There is no question, of course, that the earnings of the road justify this 4 per cent, semi-annual dividend. Tiie present management is too conservative to excite hopes that may soon end in hitter disap pointment. In fact. It has b >on so con servative in tbe matter of dividends that some stockholders have complained of it. The tact could not be kept in the back ground, however, that while the dividends were small the railroad property was being put into splendid oonriition, that its branches were being extended into new and profitable territory, and that its earn ing power was being greatly increased. To make the system great and strong, rather than to pay big dividends, has been the policy of the present manage ment. and that was the policy of the late Col. Wadley—a policy that has been com mended and approved by some of ths wisest men of the State aud the ablest railroad men of the country. Asa result of this policy the Central system is the finest railroad property in the South and one of the finest In the country. It is solvent, and is growing more valuable every dav. Its main line and branches comprise thousands of miles of road in excellent condition reaching Into several States. It owns the finest and most pro fitable coast line of steamers in the world, and is prepared, in these days of competition, to meet competition on sea and land. The genius of the late Col. Wadley saw, even before tbe master railroad minds of other sections of tbe country did, that short line roads would have to give way in the near future to great systems, and be planned accordingly. Those ol tbo stockholders who wanted to get all that was possible out of their stock at once pro tested, but unavailingly. Had their pro tests been heeded, or had a different policy prevailed within the last lew years, the stockholders would not have the splendid property they have to-dav—a property which millionaire railroad wreckers re gard with envTous eyes and upon which Wall street would joyfully lay its hands if it could. The stockholders realize now, in a measure, what they own. The dividend declare! yesterday is con vincing evidence of the value-of their property. If they have had doubts about its worth they arose from ignorance, and there Is no longer occasion for entertaining them. Those of the stockholders who are Georgians—and the great majority of them are—can feel a just pride in owning and controlling a property that has grown great as the State has prospered, and has contributed more than anything else to make Georgia the Empire State of the South, The question which now presents itself is this: Shall the policy which has made tbe Centra! great, strong and valuable be abandoned or shall it be continued ? Shall the property remain in the hands of Georgians—the one great Southern rail road system owned in the South—to be used in promoting Georgia’s interests, or shall it be permitted to pass Into the hands of the capitalists of the North, who may use it for speculative purposes or wreck It in tbe effort to make illegitimate millions out of it, as many another rail road system has been wrecked? Southern Industries. Some of tho publications devoted to trade matters in toe South seem to be trying to excel each other in their state ments of the Increase, from month to month, in the number of Southern in dustries of one kind and nnother. The Manufacturer’s Record ol Baltimore ap peared lor a time to be the champion in the business, and it may be that it is the champion yet, but it will hardly be denied that the Tradesman, of Chattanooga, is making a strong bid for the champion ship. There is no doubt that the South is making great progress, and that there is remarkable activity in railroad building, the establishing of tactories ami the open ing of mines, but it is questionabie whether the statement* which appear In some of the journals devoted to trade mat ters are calculated to convey a correct impression. Take, tor instance, the Cbatianooga Tradesman’s sta’eiuent for tbequarterending Doc. 1, and what does it show? Why, among other things, that within the last three months sixty-tive railroad companies have been organized within the South, ami that most of them have begun work. Eleven of these com panies, it seems, are in this State. The Tradesman may be right. The South is a big section of country and Georgia is a big state. It would be a difficult matter, however, to name twelve railroads pro jected in this State within the last three months which give promise of being built in the near future. Of course the T> ades man caunot have relerence to the little tramways wuich are projected from rail way stations to saw mills or turpeutiue stills. Railroad projects are all the while be ing talked of in all parts of the Slate, and very often companies are formed, but it doesn’t follow that the projected roads will l>o builtatohce, or in the near future Many of them are never built at all. Without some explanation, therefore, an erroneous impression is likely to be ob tained from statements of the number of railroads projected. It is probable that in about every State live times as manv rail roads are projected as are built. It may be that the statements ot these trade journals are beneficial to the South, though,perhaps,those who have paid great attention to them have sometimes won dered whether there is any more room in Soutuern States tor railroads, toun drii s, mills, iaotories and other tilings ol a kindred character. Gov. Gordon’s message, making sugges tions and recommendations relative to tho convicts, will comroaiKl general at tention. The announcement that it was sent to the Legislature was received at too late un hour last night to give such a review of it as it deserves. The winter season Is drawing on apace, and prominent divines are discussing tho sin of dancing. Opinions arc various and conflicting. Probably individual con scli'sces can render the truest verdict. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1886. Some of Mr. George’s Views. Although Mr. Henry George was the workingmen’s candidate tor Mayor of New York at tbe late election, and is con sidered their friend now. ne does not ap prove of some of the methods employed to accomplish their purposes, and be does not sympathize with some ot their ideas. For instance, in a speech at New Haven on Monday night he said: “Strikes am. boycotts, to my mind, are like swords and rifles; they are ugly weapons, and al though it may to necessary in some in stances to resort to them, it is not by the use of either that the workingmen can secure their rights.” Further along In his speech he said: “No man has a right to demand work of another; no man has a right to say to anothei tnat he tnustor must not employ a certain man. VVaat we must do is to produce a condition of things that will furnish an opportunity for all to work; what we want is that all men shall have equal opportunities to secure work.” It is true that strikes and boycoots are ugly weapons, and it is very doubtful if workingmen have ever been able to se cure any permanent benefit from the use of them. There are not wanting cases, however, where they have done working men incalculable harm. Those who were engaged in the great strike on tbe Gould Southwestern railway system last spring accomplished nothing for themselves and brought suffering into hundreds of homes. The same is true with respect to the recent strike in the Chicago stock yards. Ofcourae the purpose of the majority of those who engage in strikes, or resort to the boycott, is to improve their material condition, and doubtless they are sincere in thinking that the courso they pursue to accomplish that purpose is the best one. That it is very rarely the best one there is ample evidence to prove. Mr. Henry George does not approve of the efforts of workingmen to dictate to employers whom they shall or shall not employ, and he does not believe that oue man has a right to demand work of an other. It is probable that Mr. George, in this matter, speaks tbe sentiments of the majority. Combinations of men often attempt to dictate to em ployes, and sometimes successufllv, but it is probable tnat they do so not because they think they have the right, but be cause they have the power and expect to gain some temporary advantage, it may be safely assumed that strikes and boy cotts will fall into uisuse, because that which is not founded in justice ana, there fore, has not the approval of tbe majority, cannot have a permanent place in the social fabric. Herr A. Bevsler, a celebrated G°rman engineer who recently visited thi na ma canal, has published a pape> ,;ving some facts about it gleaned from observa tion. He says that “it is impossible al most to describe tbe waste and extrava gance which is going on along the canal. Engines, dredgers, excavators and every thing ot that sort lie along tbe line of the canal very much as bones used to line the old wagon trail across the prairie. It looks like a tvoful miscalculation to order machinery which cannot be used and then let it rust in the rain and sun. The whole enterprise Is covered over with red tape, and in the midst of all the circum locution the money is lost by the thousand.” Of the climatic influences he states that “the death list is something terrible. At each ot tbe fifteen sections on the line there are several deaths each i'ay, and the work is one long graveyard, as tbe men are buried where they die, without coffins even, unless the dead have friends to watch tbe burial. Out of Colon a train of a baggage car and a switch engine runs twice a day to Mon key Hill, where the burial place for the town is located. Eight out ot ten, it is calculated, die in the French Hospital.” Of the progress of the work auil expendi ture incurred he estimates that ef the 150,000,000 cubic met res of earth to be ex cavated, there is, according to this au thority, up to the present time, but 16,000,- 000 done. There has been expended up to date more than $107,000,000. Statistics rareiy help the cause of chronic grumblers. The New York Herald presents a staiement of the relative con dition of the masons and bricklayers in London, Paris, Berlin and New York, from which it appears that London, w ith •25,0(0 bricklayers, pays $! 50 per day; Paris, with 40,000 bricklayers and masons, $t 40 per day; Berlin, with 10,000 brick layers, $1 25 per day, and New York, with 4,000 bricklayers, $4 per day. The Herald further shows that in proportion to the number of Inhabitants a much larger amount of work is performed In New York than in either of the three named European capitals- and while it is said that in London, Paris and Berlin quite a proportion of these mechan ics is out ot work, in consequence of stagnation in the building trade, it is probable that the New York bricklayer who earns $4 per day perlorms in the course of bis day’B work very considera ble more service than would he required f em one similarly engaged on tne other side of The Atlantic. This would to some extent account for the difference In wages, and shows that wages is con trolled by the amount of work performed and tbe opportunities tor employment. The bricklayer is not protected by a tariff. Congressman Willis, of Kentucky, who was beaten lor re-election in tbe Lous ville district, says that those woo have been complaining most of the slowness of the President lo making removals from office have no idea of the embarrassments under which ho labors. For instance, be says that “the President has been re proached lor retaining Conger as Post, master at Washington. 1 certainly have no sympathy tor Conger politically, but he is a son of Senator Conger, a member of the Post Office Committee, and If his son iiad been removed hundreds of new appointments would never have gone through the Senate.” it is probably (let ter. all things considered, that Conger should have been left alone awhile, than that a hundred stanch Democrats should have been left suspended in Senate com mittees. The erratic editor ol the Courier-Journal says that the “tone of tbe President’s let ter in the Benton case is undemocratic, uniepiiblican and un-American.” But, then, the point is lost by the fact that It is Mr. Henry Wattersnn wlirr says so. Tbe danger of indulging too frequently iu the jocular vein is that it con never be known with any certainty when one is serious. CURRFIXT COMMENT. Quite True. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Dem.) If the Times-Star would srivo publicity to its honest sentiments it would sav tha the Republican who hold- on to an office under a Dem cratic administrat on that he abuses cannot have his own self-res, cct, much less that of hid party. Th t Is —o. From the Providence Teleg am (Dem.) Nobodv knows better than Mr. Cleveland that the civil service act has been im: er fect y enforced. And noliodv knows beiier than Mr. Edmunds that I lie act has been hat ter enforced under Cleveland, both in letter and spirit, than ever before, and better than any politician of either party expected. It (a Mr, lilalus'H Logic. Front, the Poet n Poet I Dent.) The negroes, by the way. snow theeamesort of spirit as thoir white brethren under like circumstance*. the services of the police being required to prevent them from mobbing the ‘scab” stevedores who came from the North to "rut. under” the rates paid Mr. Blame's oppressed colored men. In this case there seems io be something seriously wrong either with the facts, with Mr. Blaine’s logic or with the stenographer again. bright hi r. Solomon had several hundred wives, and he was considered the wisest man of his time. In these degenerate dais Solomon’s wisdom "’mil l have been questioned.— Washington Critic. Whene’er the small boy makes a racket Or annoys his m other with his tunes. She is mre to eay>ho’ll warm Ids jacket. Though she always warms his panta’oons. —Judge. It is evident that the hold burglars who got into a Boston infen’s rhumlier the other night and woke him up to ask him what sue panta loons he wore were had men from out of town. Any real Bostonian would have said trousers. —StnnerviUe J,'H nal. “Are you going to dance to-night. Flossie?” said a Beau street girl to an acquaintance. “I don’t believe I will,” replied Flossie. “Tiie dances aro becoming so common now a-days.” “But this one is going to ho very select. Why they have engaged three policemen to Keep order.”— Chicago Herald. A Sister’s View.—First Omaha Girl- Have you had a sieigh ride? Second Omaha Girl—Yes, I was out vestcr da- wi'b your brother. •‘Poor dear. How you must have suffered.” “Suffered!” “v\ liy, yes; he took meout once last winter, and I nearly froze.”— Omaha World. A lii ffalo lawyer was under examination ai a wituess, and had s ate i approximately >ne time at which something occurred, when he w is sharply requested by the examining attorney to bo more definite. "You ought to know It was about the time you collected my costs in that suit and kept the money,” was the paralyzing reply.— tew York Times. A Jumping Engineer.—Railroad Superin tendent— Want a po-it.on as a locomotive en gineer. eh? How many rears’ experience have you had? Applicant—Toil. “That’s good. You ought to be thoroughly trained by this time.” “Yes, sir; I’m the best jumper this side of ibe Rockies.”— Omaha World. Baulky—Sav no more. Aurelia. I forbid th - match. YouDg Spriggs may be a gentle man hut he is poor. Aurelia—But he is one or the heirs to the great Hogg estate of $C 1,000,000. ‘■'"' , hing of the sort, girl! He is deceiving thee.” -•v liy, pa, I’m sure he told me that he is one of the lawyers engaged to rtefeud the will.” —Philade phia Cali. Mr. Isaacs had enticed Mr. Treustein into his Chatham street store and was trying to sell him a pair trou-ers, when there was a great shaking of the building, and Mr. Treu ■ste n lied, shouting: "Earthquake! earth quake!” ‘•Come hack!” ended out Isaacs. "Come hack! That was no earthquake. That was nothing but Jacob upstairs letting down the prices on summer goods.”— American Hebrew. Teacher’s Rights.—-*J say. pop,” shouted •Timmy Tuffliov, as he raced into the h use, "lias the teiu her any right to keep things what belong to a Toy?” "No, my son. she has not. What has she got that belongs to you?” •" What has she g-i ? Well, she’s got mr best jackknife, seven marbles, a glass agate, a dandy piece of s'rimr, a pocketful of horse chestnuts, my chestnut bell, aud—” "Tbit’ll do, James. I will -end over an xore— wagon and have them broughi home.” •And I am coin’ to ride in the wagon!” Grabbing a hot doughnut from the table be skipped out of the bouse like ayoung cyclone. -naff, J Poet. In shadows dim alone I sit While id e fancies come and go. And breams and phantoms llghtlv flit Through all the nin-i s tender How. And the hushed multitude beneath I-ist to tiie chords my touches breathe. Soft breezes Host from Summer’s past. With perfume from ihe held and wood; And shivering thrills of Winter’s blast, And nutty scents of Autumn’s good; And mountain dark and singing rill Come answering to my lingers’ thrill. And h- the shadows deeper grow 1 wake i ( e -h nits of box-hood’s plays. Soft loving words in firelight’s glow. Th rippling laugh of b ihv davs— “Pump!” cries the organist,' and so I git And pump her up until the hello" srdit. — Burdette. PERSONAL. Gkobgk W. Cable announces that he is a strict prohibitionist. President Cleveland is up and whistling ever / morning at 7:30. ••Sckset" Cox says it is like being in Para dise to yet back to America. Albert Ri erst a nT has been recently mak ing studies of the scenery of Wisconsin . Mary Dickens, a granddaugnter of the novelist, joins Barry Sullivan’s company in London at Christmas as loading juvenile. Congressman .Terry Murphy, of lowa, anticipates that if (iov. ltd!, of New- York, should con es Mr. Cleveland’s renomination, ox-senator McDonald would slip away with the prize. Two years ago Baroness Alquier left 51,200.C00 to I he city of Paris for an asylum to be named after her. and now’ the municipality ha purchased a park ot 275 acres and will erect the asylum therein. Gov. Pierce, of Dakota, who was ap pointed by the late I’rc-ident Arthur, will lender h s resignation to tho President, in order to accept the posu'iotl ot managing editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. VfK.JJ hKacsy. whose palming of “Christ Before pilate” is ijoiv on ixtnnltion in this country, wifi he entertained upon his arrival ii \V ashuigton at i dinner pnrtv to be given in his Honor by the Secietary of the Navy and Mrs. Whitney. Theodor* Uopsbvki.t. the ex-candidate of the New York Republicans for Mayor, Ims been “put up’’ for honorary membership of ino London A'hemriim Club, and will be elected under a suspension of the rules His marriage takes place to-day in St. George’s Chapel, Hanover square. The widow of Nana 8 ibib, the leaderof the Sepoy mutiny ol 1857, died recently at Kat mandu, Hie capital ot Neputil. She was tho daughter <f a Hindu school teaoher, and shared her Husband's ambition to ascend one duy the throne of India. Sho lived for many years on a small pen-ion granted her hy the government of Nepaul. Col. Mosey has in his possession tho last letter of Gen Grant. It was dictated the day before Gen. Grant died, and was addressed to Gov. h anfori, am. mg his influence to secure Col. Mostly a position in Calif rnta which w old help him enter on the practice of law. This letter was the menus of obtaining an ap pointment as counsel for the Southern Pur,llic railroad, which Mosby still holds. Til* Princess ok Walks lately got from Paris a winter costume trimmed with a tine, dark gray fur which she greatly admired. ••You are a sportsman,” sho shortly after word remarked to her husband; “tell me what kind of fur Hus Is.” “1 don’t hunt rats ami mice,” be replied, laughing; “! leave that sport to the sewer men.” And now the Princess doesn't like the costume as well as sho did, Mr. Loi nsbi rv, who will become the next Governor of Connecticut, because he received l.UO'i fewer votes than Ills leading opponent, lias run led a house in Hartford for the winter. ( onnectieut provide* no official residence for her Governor, and usually that officer and his family live ala hotel during Ihe Legislative session and take little or no part ill social life. Mr. Lou n-b ii rv’s great weab b enables id in to overcome tin-difficulty with case, and it is ad Hum In- will untortalu often aud luvlslily during tho winter. A DKEAPFCL SITUATION, The Experience of a Young Man Bent to Buy a Pair of Garters. Clara Belle in Cincinnati Enquirer. •Shopping is essentially a feminine art, and the women ough’ 'o attend ’o it themselves, r got a friend into an awful lot of trouble re cently by giving hm a commission. Coming home from the theatre I became aware of something wrong where I couldn’t conveni ently get at it. A part of my standing rigging had worked loose, and a stocking was slipping down into a lot of miserable, uncomfortable folds about my ankle. Of course I had lost a garter. My companion noticed my preoccu pied air aud inquire I the cause, and when I told him be jokingly inquired if he wasex pccted to make good all 10-ses incurred while I was under his protection. As it would be inconvenient to go out in the morning, f ac cepted Ins suggestion aud tol l him lie could get me a pair ou bis way down town and t-end them up by a messenger. Tilt: poor man was vis blv agitated, but he wouldn’t back otit and rather ruefully accepted the coo mis sion He had a terrib e time the next day. He thought he would step into Macy’s first, but when he got there his courage began to ooze out The pa c was full of women, and be thought they were just wailing for him to come in and asx for garters. Every woman who passed him looked at him as though -he knew what he was after, and was silently laughing at him. So he wonkened and kept on down town. Finally he sneaked around a corner when he thought uobodv was looking, and furtively dodged into the door of a etna 1 store that seemed to lie a nice, quiet place, and to present possibilities of gart -rs, judging by the works of art displayed in ihe window. He stepped up to the coun'er nearest the door and told the saleswoman what he wanted in a way that indicated groat haste. I believe he added that he wanted to catch a train. “We dou't keep gents’ furnishings.” she re plied. T hen he said he wanted them for a ladv, and she rejoined in her regular cash-here voice: “Next to the last counter on the other side for ladies’ garters.” He was the only customer m the store, and all ihe clerks were voting women, but he braced up and started for theother end of the apartment, which look -d like the per-pective of a prairie railroad. It seemed io him that lie never would reach the vanishing point, with all those girls looking at him. He tried to walk firmly, and of course tramped like a horse. Then he essayed thecasy. unconcerned glide, scuffed along like a school boy and caught a snlinter In tbe sole of his boot that caused him t > siumlile and lose both his bal ance and his self-command. He tried to cet his bearings from the litouraphson the walls picturing all sons of feminine harness in ac tive service. As the litographs began to grow more interesting he concluded that he was about in the iati ute of gar ers, and pulled up at a counter, his face red and his eyes blurred, and asked the girl for garters, ex pecting tier to hand them over forthwith and put an end to the trouble. Poor little inno cent! Tiie young woman smiled coldly and said: “What kind, please!” "Oh, the best vou have,” he replied, pain fullv conscious that hisears were blazing red. “But whst style do you want?” she re joined, evidently enjoying his plight. He didn’t know, a- I hadn’t given him any spe cifications, and probably it never before oc curred to him that there could be more ilian one kind. It was useless for him to attempt to escape. All the dents were watching him, or seemed to be. So he asked what style was generally u ed, and the clerk proceeded to exhibit and exp ain the various stvles. She showed him suspend r garters attached to a waist belt, dress reform garters, garters that hitch on to the side of the corset, garters of every imaginable kind, and when he teemed dazed by her descriptions she took down lith ographs and minutely pointed out the way of wearing patent stocking htiroesses. He was bewildered and helpless, and gazed at her ap peauugly lor heip. At last he stammered: "What kind do von—” but was checked by an icy “Sir!” Then an inspiration of genius, '< rn of despair, came to him, and he blurted ont: -What hind would you be most likely to lose off in the stieet?” He made his escane with a pair of old-fash ioned circular elastics, which no w oman who cares to preserve ihe natural curve end shape of her limbs will wear, aud 6ent them up by a messenger, with a note begging to.be ex cused from future shopping errands. Those instruments of torture are in my museum as mementoes of masculine incapacity to master the intricacies of a woman’s belaying tackle. A Lightning-Change 1 hief. From the Chicago Inter-Ocean. A search of her person by the matron at the station revealed anew phase of criminal cleverness, wh ch is as bold as It is ingenious. The young woman was arrayed in the gar ments of a lightning-change artist, and could, without the removal of an article, change her dress into four distinct styles. When the prisoner saw that her trick was discovered -he did not hesitate to illustrate its operation for the entertainment of her captors. Wnen arrested-he wore a black cashmere dress, a tight hodiceof the same color and material, and a bat with a wide brim. A swift dis placement of ho ks, eyes and buttons; a deft adjustment of unseen fastening here and there; a crushing squeeze of the hat, aud Ihe lady stood with a Drown woo en dress wiili corded front bodice, and a neat little turban upon her head. Another set of manipulations and the dress was transformed into a gown, the turban gavo place to a coif, a chaplet fell from the girdle, and the woman stood arrayed as a brown nun. Once mo-c. presio, chaug , a lug of the sh irr, a yank at the coif and waist, a llash of hands everywhere at once, and the nun was trans formed into a young lady of aspiring fashion in bright-co ored alpaca an l the original wide-brimmed hat. Miss Fitzpatrick is a pretty but very depraved young woman. During the past few weeks she ha- linen going nbout in the various garbs she could so readi ly assume, begging money for Father Dorsey’s church, as she claimed she has reaped a rich harvest from the wealthy and liberal Catho lics ou ihe North Side. The police have been on b( r trait for more than a week but her many guises baffled and lection. Yesterday morning Leut sit-hum acker met her ou Clark street, when she was in black cashmere rai ment, and recoguize t her from descriptions. An Awtul Experience. From the Inelianapolis Journal. “Undertakers have some very peculiar ex periences,” said Charles Kregnlo to a Journal reporter. “About twelve years since a young lady died here in he city lit the home of some relatives. I was called upon to bury her and did so. Her parents and immediate relatives did not reach here in lime for the funeral, but three days after she had been buried her father and mother came, and desired to take the remains to their home in another Sta e. 1 consented to take up the body, and they ac companied me to the cemetery. The moment I reached the grave I saw the body had been stolen, and 1 never in all my experience felt so horrified, for Hie parents were already wdd with grief. 1 finally summoned tip.enough courage to tell them what my fears were, and 1 shall never forgei the scene. We dug down to the coffin, and the body was really gone. The mother lost control of hor mind, and could not be quieted for several days A search was instituted for the body, but It was not found, and the parents returned to their home the most miserable people I ever saw.” Pat Sheedy’a San Francisco Friend. From the Chicago Herald. “PatSheedv won’t w ant for anything while he is in San Francisco,” mused an old sp< rt yesterday. "Years ago. when Patricio was living rather high, lie met Bm-klcy, the blind millionaire of the slotie. SUcedy carried a peculiar, new-fangled watch in those days. By pressing a spring Hie ticker would strike the exact hour of Ihe dav or night. As it was always night to the millionaire tho value he set on toe watch coi 1 I not be computed liy dollars and ceni. Pat saw tl at tie old man had set his sightless eyes on tho timepiece, and was determined to possess it even though it cost him a good round sum. Desiring to take Buckley by ►torm, as it were, the gay Chicagoan presented tho queer watch to him in a neat littie speech. The old man lias never forgotten tins generous net. When ever Sheeny govs to the slope Buekloy trots out the wine and rood anil they have a high time together. The old fellow still keeps the timepiece, which lie carries in a chamois skin ra-e. It Is one ot the few comforts of his dreary life.” A Woman'* Portrait, Mossing she is; Goil made h-r eo. And deed* of wcek-duy holiness Fall from her noiMlew as the snow. Nor had she ever chance to know That might were easier than to bless. She is most fair, nod thereunto Her life doth rightly 10-rraoni/.o: feeling or thought that was not true Ne’er made less oeautlfiil the blue Unclouded heaven of her eyes. She Is a woman; one In whom The stirlng-time of her childish rear* Hath never lost It* fresh perfume, Though know lug well that life liaih room For many blights and muuy tear . —J • R . Liiutii. ITEMS OF INTEREST. The Czar’s health is causing grett anxiety in Russia again. England now imports from Russia 5,000,- 000 hundredweights of wheat, against 10,000,- 000 fliteen years ago. The German government railroad authori ties have ordered that no man shall work more than eight hours a day. Eighty-five persons climbed up Mount Blanc lastyear, 10of whom were Americans,3l FTnchmen, 25 English, 7 Swiss, 6 Germans, - Russians, 2 Swedes, 1 Italian, and 1 Belgian. The late Joseph H. Weller, of Teffi. Weller & Cos., began life in Sew York sixteen years ago as a salesman at S6OO a vear. His estate is estimat id art about $1,300,00'). Cattle men in the West are apprehensive of a severe winter, in which event they an ticipate sad havoc among the cattle, owing to the Bliurtness of the grass crop. Science states that an examination bv an oculist or the eyes of 1,100 persons who work by the incandescent electriclight fails to show any injurious effects produced bv that light. Tho arc light may cause eye trouble if in too close proximity. It is believed that the estate of the late Tomaso Terry, of Cienfuegos and New York, will amount to at least $10,000,000. There are S2O 000.000 in this country. 1J3.000.000 in France, SO.O 0,000 in England and enormously valuable sugar plantations in Cuba. The “Life of Oliver P. Morton,” edited by his son, is to be issued next year Among those who are to write monographs for the work touching various phases of the states man's career are Gen. Lew Wallace. Gen. H. B. Carrington.ex-l'ostmasterGcneral Tyner and Senators Ingalls, Allison, McMillan and Hoar. The Minister of Finance in Italy announces that taxation has yielded 40,000.000 lire ($8,000,000) above the amountestimaied in the last budget. The budget for 1886-7 shows an excess of 12,000,000 lire, and the budget for 1887-8 will show an excess of 11,000.000 lire. The Minister proposes to devote the surplus to the liquidation of State railway expenses. A sucking colt in Santa Rosa, Cal., found a haif-dlled sack of barley in the barn, and after nibbling at it picked it up with its teeth and carried it to its dam. who was tied fifty feet away, and put it down in front of her. The owner saw thi", took away the bag and hid it in another par! of the barn. Thecolt found it. again, and again carried it to its mother, who this time was allowed to eat the graiu. Young Mr. Hasit loved young Miss Hunt. They lived in Northwestern Canada, and when her parents refused to have Hasit for a son in-iaw he ran away with the daughter and succeeded in reaching St. Vincent, Minn., where they were marred. They attracted considerable attention there because Mr. Hasit was slight and meek and his bonny bride was six feet tall and weighed 250 pounds. The flag of England now floats over the Island of Socotra, in the Indian Ocean. Of itself the island is worth little, but its geo graphical position, almost directly in the line of communication between India and the Red Sea, makes its possession a matter of great importance. It is significant, too. that Eng land should have terminated its nominal in dependence just at the time when Russia is supposed to have aggressive designs in the East. Quite a novel and striking sight, says a writer in the Cambridge (Md.) Democrat and News, was witnessed by a rider on the Black water road or. Thursday last, in the form of a gunning party, composed of both ladies and gentlemen. The ladies looked perfectly at home with their guns on their shoulders, and seemed to handle them with as much skill as did the young men at their sides. Each face beamed with delight as they held aloft the string of partridges brought low. John B. Humphrey and Henry Mitchell loved Sadie Hammel. All were young, and Sadie was pretty; and all live in Sacramento county, Ca‘. The girl couldn’t decide, after two years of courtship, which of the young farmers she preferred, and finally they agreed to play a freeze-out at poker for Sadie’s hand. She agreed to this, and the other evening they drove into Sacramento ard, while the girl held the horses, the voung fel’ows went into a saloon, took a drink, called for anew pack of cards and fifty chips, and sat and wn to the freeze-out. Luck ran Humphrey’s way and he soon raked in the claps. Then they took another drink, and John went out and drove home with Sadie, and Henrv sought consolation in Sacramento whiskv. He la to staud up with John at the wedding. The Canadian goverrment is locking about to find some market for the surplus stock of manufactures which has accumulated from over-production. Brazil was tried, bnt fa led, notwithstanding the large subsidy of fered by the Dominion government to any company which would establish a direct steam communication between that country and Canada. A treaty having been concluded between Great Britain and Spain, in which Canada is included, it is now proposed to ask Parliament at the coming session to vote a eubddv to secure, direct steam communica tion between < ana ia andtlie West India is lands, including the Spanish possessions there. Overproduction is being seriously felt at present, and some market must be found for the surplus, as tbo United States wil not take it. Some of the National Guard surgeons are discussing the question whether a sword is not for them, except when on parade, a sim ple encumbrance. One )r> position has beer to substitute a revolver, as being more useful and less in the wav. It might be suggested that a sad instance is recorded of this report to the pistol in the case of Dr. ( llapad, in Coiman’s comedy, who. having to attend I adv Kitty Carbuncle aftera grand field "ay. where he was cornet in the cavalrv, had clapped a pint bottle of diet drink for her ladyship into one of his holsters, and bv for gctfulness presented it neck foiemnst at the command of fire, the jolt* and and fermented medicine forcing the cork out with vi olence into the face of his gal lant commander. Asa fact, however, a medical officer should no more he without some means of defense when on active ser vice than anvother; nndif thesword isrcally to be put aside as cumbersome, except for parades, the revolver would seem to be tbo most natural substitute. The fashion in beards adopted by great men of all ages Is a matter of some interest. All the Asiatic people, except the Chinese and other Mongolian raees, who are practi cally beardless, wore the hirsute badge of illniihood. The Greeks wore beards, hiit tho Romans were always clean shaven, while Hie nations around them were denominated bar barians because they wore beards. George Washington, Napoleon and the Du'.o of Wel lington shaved their faces. The Bible patri archs arc pictured as bearded men. and so arc Christ ami lus apostles, saving alone St, John the Evangelist, who is painted as an etfem nate and beautiful youth. Coming down to onr own limes all the officers on both sides in the civil war wore beards. Of the American Presidents Gen. Arthur was the first who wore side whiskers. None of the other Presidents woro any hair on their faces until Abraham Lincoln's time, and Grant, Haves and Garfield were the only ones who had full beards. President Cleve land i the first and only President who has worn a muetache only. Gen. Arthur was re curded as the best dressed of the nation's Presidents. Even with their hitherto imperfect system of coll ctlng vital stall dies, the French cities have managed to supply some interesting sanitary facts, winch M. Jacques Bertillon collates In an article in the Repiihlique Fran chise. He shows that tvphold fever is tho innst serious disease of the French cities, for ii U especially fatal in the cases of adults ana producers. The Fronch cities lead in mor tality from this disease those of all Knronc.au countries, except Spain. In Marseilles, which in a very unhealthy city, there w, re 1411 deaths from typhus last vear to every 100 - 00) inhabitants, and in Paris #ii to tho lifl.oon, which is nearly four tunes tho mortality from this source in cither London or Berlin. In the large manufacturing towns of Smut Etienne, Lille. Dunkirk and Douay. there were few deaths from typhus, however, and M. Bertii lon notes that. In the lust two of these places, which aro in the Flemish district, the custom of removing human excrement for fertilizing purposes on neighboring fields prevails. The highest average of mortality from tvphus In the German cities is In all but two or three eiii-eglower ihan l he lowest average in France. In ipaln. however, the mortality from tit's (iisca-o is enormous, Barcelona having 157 deaths yearly from It per luu.obo inhabitants. Grenada 159, and Saragossa lsfi. The com parison in American cities is rather favor able. New York having 76 deaths per lOO.i'OO from tv: Ii ms. Brooklyn 28, Baltimore 58 and New Orleans 111. __ gahittQ %fawiitr. g&EgS p-a-wt>.. s Yfk ; (mS i I SPECIAL L ® J l?l!!| S I ® Rtract! MOST PERFECT MADE ’repaired with strict regard to Purity, Strength, an Icalthfulness. Dr. Price’s Baking Powdercoutair lo Ammouia, Lime or Alum. Dr. Price’s Extract 'anilla. Lemon, Orange, etc., flavor deliciously. w/of BMVSpome/t CO. Cmcaso mo <?t / G .„ lilprttianDtor. 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