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M.; Savannah Mutual la>an Association; [United Hydraulic Cotton Press Cos.; Branch ■ No. 38, C. K. of A.; Georgia Medical Society; Georgia Tent No, 151, I. O. of R. Special Notices—Bills against Br. Steam -1 ship St Asaph; Money to Loan, .J. L. What ley; Notice, F K. Rebarer, C. C., Election Notices; as to Crews of Br. Bark Mercia and Sr. Steamship Kate. I Amusements —Grand Ball of the G. O. P. Auction Sale—Household Furniture, by J. McLaughlin A Son, Cheap Column Advertisements—Help 'Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent; i For Sale; Strayed; Lost; Miscellaneous. attention Bakers—Bakery for sale at Gainesville, Fla. Last and Lowest Cut—R. D. MacDonell. Steamship Schedule—Ocean Steamship ‘Co. Falk’s Space—A. Falk A Son. i ■ ' i If the Broughton street pavement stands the wear It is getting this winter that kind of pavement can be laid in other streets without any fear that it isn’t sub stantial. Bome of the clerks in the departments at Washington think they are indispensa ble. It would be a good thing for the iivll service and, perhaps, for the coun try to show them their mistake. Mr. George William Curtis is always making an appeal lor somethin'. Just now he is making an appeal for the abo lition of the executive session in the '.United States Senate. It is & question whether be or his appeals will be missed the more when he goes on the long jour ney. It is probable that a good many of Cen tral's stockholders who came to Savan nah last winter will not come this. The high price of stook dazzled them into parting with their certificates, and hence they are no longer entitled to a tree ride. They will doubtless think they have made a mistake when they feel like visiting the city. Ex-Civil Service Commissi oner Tboman is likely to get into trouble about the worthless bonds which he gave Alfred Richards, oi Washington, for a $20,000 house. Tboman ought to have given up the house when he found the bonds were fraudulent, but he didn’t, and now it seems Richards has found a way to make him “tote” square. The London Spectator has a hearty and quite enthusiastic article advooating the re-election of Mr. Cleveland in 1888. The popularity of Mr. Cleveland in England appears to be very pronounced, and is mainly due to the moral courage with whloh Mr. Cleveland looks alter the pub lic interests without any thought for his own individual welfare. The rumor affeoting the sanity of Sena (tor Jones, of Florida, will not surprise any one much. His entire course lately hae been such as to warrant the suspicion that his mental balance is a little shaken. The only method observable in tils madness is bis persistent absence from the scene of his duties. Florida is ‘to be congratulated, though, that bis madness has not jeopardized any of her interests. French financiers must be bad man jagers. With a deficit that in twelve yeare has reached $140,000,000, and a national debt that has increased at the rate of $120,000,000 per annum for ten years, she must be familiar with the [ stern ieatures of a national bankruptcy. A government that is embarrassed by the necessity for finding work for a needy /population, and for expending large suras In maintaining an enormous military es tablishment, has a bard road to travel. : The Tribune is sometimes a little short* sighted when it is overanxious to make a point, just the very time when memory should be truest. It now says that “it does no barm to observe that the laboring (people who voted for Mr. George do not consider the Democratic party as their jfriend.” Certainly not; nor does it do any barm to bint that the laboring people who did not vote for Mr. Roosevelt refrained “because they did not consider the Repub lican party their friend. The Democratic iparty doesn’t propose to “tote” along the workingmen with chaff. The people of Riverhead, L. 1., are not well posted about the different kinds o( animals, and so they were greatly excited a few days ago when it was reported that a gorilla bad been seen In tbe woods near the town. Ihe town was terrorized, and parties were organized to capture the creature. It was finally discovered that the alleged gorilla was a coal black negro of the town who had made a skin tight suit out of some cow hide and at taching a oow’s tali behind had donned It. The people of Riverhead are not so fond of telling about tbelr gorilla as they were. The killing of a king is usually heralded by tbe press with a solemnity and promi nence due to the rank of tbe deceased. The word “usually” is perhaps a little too strong, king killing sinoe Alexander of Russia’s slaughter not having a frequent occurrence of late years. But here is the news from Senegal that King Sama Lom befol, of Gayar, has been killed in battle, and nobody that can be heard of is in mourning for his loss but bis own sub jects. And yet this king was a man of nerve, tor be stood up against a French lieutenant In a sword fight that issted twelve minutes, and was run through the b'Hly. DU death will result In radicul changes in the treaties between France •and tua African tribes. The Approaching City Election, i The city election is close at band. Gas, I didates (or Mayor and Aklt,.\ueii are doubtless already being considered. It is not certain that there will be two sets of candidates nominated, hut the indica tions are teat there will. In behalf ot Mayor Lester and the present Councilmen it is but just to say that they have kept steadily in view the best interests of the city, and bave aimed to do their whole duty without fear or favor. Indeed, it is doubtful if the affairs of the city bave ever before been so satis factorily administered. Improvements bave been pushed steadily forward with out increasing the city’s burdens, and the city’s finances have been kept in a healthy condition. In selecting officials at the approach ing election these things must be kept steadily in view. The aim should be to intrust tbe government of tbe city only to those who are not only deeply interested iu promoting the city’s prosperity but who know how to promote it, and who are willing to give the necessary time to tbelr official duties. The present Mayor and Councilmen have not bad the unanimous approval of tbe public in all they bave done, but at no time has their disposition to do what they thought was best for tbe city been questioned. It was not to be expected that they would escape criticism, and it may be that some of the criticisms were just, but it will not be denied that it is impossible to administer the affairs of this or any other city to the entire satisfaction of everybody. If their ad ministration, however, is measured by previous administrations they are pretty certain to receive praise rather than con demnation. Doubtless in tbe opinion of many it is an easy matter to govern a city like this, but all who bave had experience know that it isn’t. Difficulties are frequently encountered and some of them are not easily overcome. True, most of tbe duties of Councilmen are such as business men can easily discharge, but it often happens that questions, upon which tbe public is divided, involving important interests have to be decided, and then coolness and judgment are required to avoid grave mistakes. It isn’t every man, therefore, who is capable of making a good Mayor or a good Councilman, I,et either careless,incompe tent or untrustworthy men get control of the city, and confidence in its future would show signs oi weakness at once. Expenditures would increase without an increase in improvements or a stricter enforcement of the sanitary or police regulations. The reduction of the debt would stop and the bonds would drop be low par. To keep up the credit of the city the Council must be composed ot men who know how to spend the revenues to tbe best advantage, and who are willing to give suoh attention to details as to be able to spend tbem economically. The position of a Councilman is not a very desirable one. There is but little honor in it, and no money. There are a few offices to till, but the chance to fill them comes at the end, and not at the beginning, of a term. If a good, compe tent man consents to become a Council man it is because he thinks he can be of service to the city. It is as important to bave a good Mayor as it is to have a good Council. He must be a man of ability, who, besides having good judgment, is disposed to be just. Mayor Lester meets tbe requirements. He knows his own rights and maintains tbem, and be knows other people’s rights and sees that they bave them as far as bis office is concerned. He is cool and determined in an emergency as the chief executive of a city ought to be. Hie pur pose is to be impartial in tbe discharge or his duties, and to enforoe the laws. It will be generally admitted that he suc ceeds in his purpose. There are many things to be done for the oity within the next two years, and they can be better done by men who have had experience in administering tbe city’s affairs than by new and untried men. Why not, then, re-elect the Mayor and at least a majority of the Counoil men? Not a Practical Idea. The Galveston News prints an inter view with Mr. O. M. Cady, of Atlanta, who thinks that be is the originator of a first-class practical idea relative to river and harbor improvements. This idea is that the city anil State interested in tbe Improvement of a river and harbor should furnish one-half of the money necessary to make the lmprovetnentand the Federal government the other half. That this is a theoretical rather than a practical Idea can be readily seen. For instanoe, ac cording to this idea the State of Georgia and the city of Savannah ought to pro vide one-half the money needed to im prove the Savannah harbor. Uow would it be possible to arrive at the respective amounts which Savannah and Georgia ought to contribute? And why should portions of Georgia, which do not derive as much benetlt from the Savannah harbor as portions of Florida do, be taxed to im prove it while Florida is not taxed at all, except in as tar as she contributes to toe Federal revenues? Ac cording to Mr. Cady’s idea tbe port ot Brunswick, which has no use for the Sa vannah harbor whatever, should ho taxed to improve it, while Birmingham, whose iron reaches the seaboard at Savannah, and, hence, Is interested in having tbe harbor improved, should not be taxed to aid In improving It. It is difficult to see what there is that Is either just or practical in Mr. Cady's idea. It appears to be quito reasonable at first thought, but it doesn’t bear examination, and it Is quite surprising to see journals of estab lished reputation giving it their approval. Those which approve it, however, always oppose the river and harbor bill. Little Bulgaria’s pluck will certainly not diminish either the world’s admira tion of her “obstinacy,” or tbe emnurrass. meets of tbe powors. The non-committal attitude of the sublime l’orte—sublime iu Its impotencv—and the persistence of Bulgaria, would eeem to indicate a knowledge somewhere that tbe imperial despot of Russia is not to be permitted to go “marobing along’’ without opposition. According to “Gath,” two years is the extent of Mugwump fidelity to anything. This may account, (ortho nervous anxiety of the New York Tribune in tbeir bebair just now. It is just about two years since they outraged Republican sentiment, SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1886. Extending the Session. The regular session of the Legislature or forty davs expires next Monday, and very little has been accomplished. The calendar shows that hundreds of bills bave not even been acted upon by the committees. it is piabable that the session will be prolonged into next year, and that a long extra session will be necessary next summer. It will hardly be denied that the Legis lature works very slowly. One of the reasons for this doubtless is that many members are absent at tbeir homes for a part of every week. Committee work is delayed in that way. Of course bills cannot be acted upon until they are reported ironi the committees. it is also probable that business could be transacted much more rapidly than it is. Altogether too much attention is paid to matters which are comparatively un important, and time is wasted wrangling over little issues that ought to be disposed of summarily. This is true of Congress and oi every State Legislature. The chief cause of the long and expen sive sessions, however, is the number of purely local bills. 1( the Legislature re mains in session for six months it will not be able to dispose of all bills of this character. It would seem as if something would be done looking to keeping such bills out of the Legislature. A few gen eral laws, carefully framed, would relieve tbe Legislature of one-half the work it now has to do, and would at the same time give the people all the legislation their interests need. The tax levy has to be increased this year to meet the wants ot the State, and while excellent reasons are given for the increase, it is not slated how much of it is made necessary by the extra expenses of the Legislature. It is evident that as long as the Legis lature has the right to extend its sessions, aud to hold extra sessions, and as long as it is required to legislate with regard to matters that can be much better settled by County Commissioners, the constitu tional idea of an economical forty days’ biennial session will never be realized. South Carolina’s Convict Bill. It seems that there is quite a strong sentiment in South Carolina in favor of tbe billlately introduced into tbe Legis lature of that State to utilize at least a portion of the convicts in improving the roads. According to the provisions of the bill, all convicts at present in the penitentiary, whose terms of sentence are one year or less, are to be returned to the jails of the counties in which they were convicted, and all future convicts whose sentences are for terms not longer than one year are to be retained in the county jails. These short term convicts, who compose a very large percentage of the peniten tiary inmates, are to be divided into gangs, and, under proper overseers, put to work upon the county roads. The counties, of course, will have to bear the expense of their maintenance. Several advantages are claimed for this bill. One is that it will very materially lessen the number or convicts in tbe peni tentiary, or convict camps. Another is that it will separate those capable of being reformed from the long-termed hardened convicts, and still another is that it will result in giving each county good roads at comparatively little expense. It is probably safe to say that the increase in the value of real estate and the saving tc farmers and others that good roads will bring aoout will be far greater than the expense of maintaining the convicts. Good roads are needed all over the South, and it the South Carolina Legislature passes this bill that State will, in a few years, have better roads than any other Southern State. University education for women in Eugland is to bo promoted by the roun ing of a now hall, to be known as St. Hugh’s, in the University of Oxford,for the reception of such women students as can not afford the more expensive terms of tbe older institutions. Women who are members of the Church of England will be received in the new hall under tbs same discipline and general arrange ments as obtain at Lady Mnrgaret’s Hati, of the same university, the principal of which is to have the appointment of the lady who will be the first authority at St. Hugh’s. It is a mooted point amongst writers both in Amerioa and England whether or not advanced education is an advantage to women. Woman’s influence, in every rank of life, is so unbounded that to eduoate her would appear to be the dic tate of wisdom. And it is bard indeed to see in what way education unfits a woman for the duties of the home circle. A fool is a fool, male or female, educatod or uneducated, and no amount of educa tion can make fools of the wise, or unlit them lor any kind of duties. It is, at any rate, matter for congratulation, that this English movement extends the benefits of a university education to students who can only afford to pay a small sum per annum. Instead of the wealthy holding a monopoly many humble, earnest stu dents will enjoy advantages now denied them. Since Casabianon, no braver “sailor boy” ever challenged admiration more successfully than tbe lad .Johnson, who now lies dying at New Buffalo, Mich. He manfully stood at the wheel of the lake schooner Scud, up to his waist in the ice-cold waters of the lake, and half drowned by every wavo that struck the vessel, while tbe services of tbe Captain and able-bodied seamen were required elsewhere. Ail, save one, were disabled, and to this one the boy was finally compelled to appeal for relief. Ilia prayer was granted, and not any too soon, for in a short tune more he would haro been frozen stiff at tho wheel. Tha vessel brought up at last on tho beach at New Buffalo, going up high nnd dry. The Captain and others have recovered some what from their long exposure, but the lad is dying, a victim to fiis heroio dis charge of duty lu the very jaws of death. Is there not a moral in tho story? Tho true hero is limited in his aspirations neither by age, rank nor calling. It Is a badge of nobility open to all. A good many owners ol Central stoeg are in doubt whether to hold on to It or to let it go. They are in suoh a state ot mind about it tjiat tbeir appetites are be ginning to fail. U is something, how ever, about which acceptable advice can not be given. bright bits Some fireman, somewhere, evidently smit ten with somebody, gave tin; following ioast: “Cupid and his "torch, the only incendiary that can kindle a flame which the engines cannot quench.” “Does that rock hurt you much. Pat?” in quired a sympathizer of an Irishman whose foot wai imprisoned under a rock. “No. 1 don’t hurt me a hit.” groaned Pat, “it’s me foot that hurts mo,” “Mil.” said Jennie Parvenu. “Laura Leak has taken the veil.” "My goodness!” exclaimed ma, “you don’t say so! It’s just awful when the nice young ladles steal just like the bank cashiers!” Hostess—Wnat ha* become of Sandy Smith, who stood so high in your class? Alumnus—oh, he's taken orders some time.” "He’s in the ministry then?” “No; in a restaurant.”— Exchange, “The infant King of Spain has received three orders from the King of Portugal.” They are not described, but from experience we presume that they were: “Take your thumb out of vour mouth!” “Stop drooling!” and “Keep your fists out of your eyes!”— Puck, Excited sister—l with I was a June bug. Parson—Wbaffor, Sister Snowball? Sister—So I could fly ter der heabenly man sions. Parson—Fool, niggata, woodpecker ketch ver bofuah you gils outen de woods —7>avis Si ttinge. Customer— How’s this? You charge me 7c. a pound for sugar. Grocer—it’s worth that, isn’t it? Customer—Yes; but vou say on that placard “Sugar VVay Down.” Grocer—And so it is. sir. 1 keep it in the cellar now .—Phi/adelpKii Call. Much Better.—“Do you think Lucie will succeed iu winning Algernon?” asked the high school girl. “No, iudeed.” replied Amy; “she hasn’t a ghost of a show.” “My dear.” protested the high schoolgirl. “ple-e don’t use such horrid slang as‘ghost of a show;’say ‘appariiion of anexhibition.’ ” Tid-Biti, A Boston lady, who with her little boy recently returned from a visit to San Fran cisco. stopped oyer nikht at the Palmer House, Chicago. "Now remember, Waldo,” she said, aa they seated themselves at the dinner table, “you are not to sav ‘Pork ami beans.’but ‘Beans and pork.’ Never forget, my son, that you are a Bostouese.”— Few Voile Sun. Mrs. Mushby—l met Mrs. Motherwell this afternoon. What a tedious thing she is! Forever talking about that baby, you know. Martha—But aunt—now don’t be cross; did it ever occur to you that Mrs. Motherwell might think von a grain tiresome when you get talking about Rover? Mrs. Mushby—Thai’s an entirely different th ng. Adogisso interesting, you know.— Butt m Put. Summer sojourner to Saratoga tradesman What on earth do you do here all winter after robbing visitors miring the summer months? 1 should think you would die from want of excitement. Saratoga tradesman—Oh, no; we manage to keep tilings fairly alive after you city folks get away from us. “You do, eh? And bow?” “By robbing one another.”— Lowell Citieen. “Does your wife ever pay you any compli ments?” asked Frederick Jimson of his friend Benderiy. "Never,” replied Benderiy. "Well, mine does. Sne flatters me.” “Often?” “O, ves, frequently: particularly in winter,” replied Frederick. “Why does she taffy you so muen in win ter?” “Whenever the coal needs replenishing she points to tlie fireplace and says: ‘Frederick, the grate.’ "—lesm Sifting “And you say you were not discharged trom your last place,” said Mrs. Crimson beak, questioning a candidate for the office ot cook. “No mum. I left, mum.” “How long were you in your last place?” “Five years, mum,” “And why did you leave?” "I was gettin’ too fat, mum.” •Well?” “O, sure, I couldn’t wear the missus’ dresses any more and [ had to stay home from the balls. I thought, mum. it was tolme to make a chauge.”— Vonk, e Statesman. PERSONAL. Prince Bismarck ie an adept at giving jolly little dinners. Mr. Stevens, on his bicycle tour around the world, has arrived at Shanghai. Prof. Goldwin Smith is lecturing at Cor nell University on “The Kecent Development of the British Constitution.” Gov. Robinson, of Massachusetts, will go down hill very rapidly between now and next spring. He has joined a toboggan club. The first Chinaman who ever applied for a marriage license in Philadelphia ia Pow Hin, a grocer, of No. 24 Mott street, New York. Ex-Senator B. K. Bruce, of Mississippi, will make Indianapolis his headquarters this winter. He is making a success of lec turing. Cot. John Codman, a New Englander now past three-score-and-ten, has just ridden on horseback from New York to Boston, jour neying as he did in lilt youth. Ex-Secretary of the Navy chandler is posing just now in the role of peacemaker, and is endeavoring >o effect a reconciliation between Senator Edmunds and Mr, Blaine. Mr. Beecher prescribes some half a dozeu remedies for seasickness, but the only one that he can really recommend is lying flat on your back and waiting till you strike land. That works like a charm. Mr. Fowderly had evidently not read the fable of Mrs. Partington and the Atlautic Ocean before ho issued his 25c. appeal. Jt wnl take considerably more than that to support unemployed labor through the win ter. Hamilton Fish is still hale and hearty, though he has compassed the round of 78 years. He still watches the course of affairs with the keen interest of one whose life has been among great men. great purpo-es ami great ideas. Mr. and Mrs. Fish will celebrate their golden wedding Dec. 15. I.eo XIII continues what they call his jubi lee visits—l. e., he does not confine his relig ious services to the chapels of the Vatican, hut he descends to the Cathedral of St. Pe ter’s, whilher he is curriod in a chaise a por teur, aud in the great basilica he goes and prays at the tomb of the Apostles, Mrs. Sarah A. Kelly, of Honesdale, well known as the “Bard of Shanty Hill,” and prospective ••Bard of the Nation,” has gone to Washington to push her claim for the Laure ateship. Mrs. Kelly has written some things which she considers imcomparahly better tliun anything ever penned by Teunvson. Referring to Jockey Archer’s hard life, London Truth laysl 'fft wai an incessant struggle against nature—constant medicine, daily Turkish baths, long periods of absolute starvation, and riding on cold autumn days clad in a silk shirt and thin breeches. All these items are calculated to dispot the illu sion entertained by many simpletons that a successful jockey's life is all glory, and gain, and luxury.” Victor Hugo was always a great worker, writes M, Albach, his biographer. In a recent Parts letter, and lie was, at the same time, very orderly, and pot a high value on his labors. Ho never allowed himself to lie cheated out of any of his dues a< a man of let ters But lie never prostituted his pen in or der to increase his fortune Tho many millions that he made were all noouirod by honest work in verse or prose, lie never speculated. Ho al ways lived simply, but not niggardly. Where the Type-Writer Falls. From tho Chicago Iferalil. The type-writer will never be a universal favorite, it may bcand doubtless is a good thing to grind out an editorial on finance or to flay a man whom you don't like. Likewise a good invention to turn outa'l sorts of com mercial correspondence. But there are fields where tbe pen—tho old-fashioned pen—is still mightier than tho type-writer, and ever will be world without en<l Fancy a man making love to his sweetheart on a type-writer, and fancy a sweetheart breathing her.heart’s se cret— iMiuring her passionate yearnings and fond expressions on a sheet of paper where you have tn ring a hell at the end of each line. Love can never get nsod toanysucli mechani cal apparatus. You might as well expect to pound out an opera on a sheet-iron holler with a s edge-hammer. Imagine your send ing a sentence of this sort to your best girl: “My type-writer fails to express to you the feelings of my heart.” What would a bundle of lype-w riter letters look like tied tip In faded ribbon? Do you suppose anv sensible girl would keepsjove letter turned out by a ivpe-writcr? Would you? A type-writer letter, to use a theatrical sentence. Is good enough for u one-night stand, but no one ever reads it over. Besides, it is perfectly unnk.s* in a breach of uromiso suit. ABOUT WOMEN. The Czarina aud Slme. Oolgoroakt as Rivals at Nice—beared by Nihilists. Eto n the Chicago Tribune. Paris, Dec. I.—The Empress ot Russia is coming to spend most of the winter at Nice, thus empha*izing in the strongest possible manner the re-establishment of amicable re lations between the two nations. She has rented one of the finest mansions there, with two adjoining ones for her attendants, and already eight car loads of furniture and car riages have been sent thither. Stable room has been provided for 100 Cossack horses, which, with their riders, will form her guard of honor when 6he rides out. A curious hit of comedv, melodrama, or what you will, is connected with this visit of tbe Empress. Let me relate it. The Prin cess Dolgorouki also intended to spend the winter at Nice. She was, you know, the late Czar’s morganatic wife. She also was his m heiitorto the extent of <50,000,000 or more. Very well. When she heard that the Em press was comiug she was in high feather. “Make my establishment,” she telegraphed to her steward, “the finer of the two. no matter what it costs.” As fate would have it, the house of the Princes* was nearly opposite that secured for the Empress, and the Dol gorouki prepared utterly to outshine the wife of the Czar. Why not? She is the richer of the two, and her ancestors, the Dol gorouKis, were great Lords before the Roman offs were heard of. But when the Empress heard of it! Ah, there was agitation. “I will not have that woman there!” she cried. Bui what to do? A tojearam was dispatched lo M de Freycinet: -Tue Princess Dolgor ouki would be a disagreeable neighbor to her majesty.” That put the astute Minister to his wits’ end. He went to see the Princess. He gave tier all sorts of hints. She mis chievously declined to take them. Finally he told her plainly that he would prefer her not to go to Nice. “The government of France.” he said, “will amply repay Mme. la Pnucc*se for whatever loss she may sustain by thus altering her plans; but ” "But I will sustain no loss,” exclaimed she, “for X will not change my plans. Does the government of France prefer the sister-in-law of an Or ieanist to me! 80. But I will go to Nice. You cannot expel me. I am not a pretender to the throne. You cannot send me io New Cale donia. I am not a criminal.” Well, what? M. de Freycinet was baffled, but not beaien. He went home and set the secret service ma chinery at work. Presently the Princess Dolgorouki received a number of Ninilist papers threatening her life. Then a plot was exposed by which she and the Empress and ail the Russians who might go to Nice were to be blown np with dynamito. Then it was rumored that, becaußeof these plots, the Em press had decided not to visit Nice. The Princess became thoroughly alarmed, gave up her establishment at N ice and determined to go elsewhere. So the Empress may enjoy her winter at Nice undisturbed by the pres ence of any “left-handed” relatives. Brotherly Love, From the Memrah. Tlie Rabbi Judah, so the scribes relate, Sat with his brethren once in a warm debate About those thiugs which each considered best To bring to earth immunity and rest. Then said the one requested to begin: “Rest comes from wealth, if there be peace within.” The second said: ‘‘lt springs from honest fame. And having all men magnify your name.” The third said: “Rest is oelng truly great. Coupled with power to ru.e some mighty State.” The fourth said: “Such a rest as we presage Men only reach in the exiremest age. When wealth and power and fame unite to go To children—ami unto their children flow ” The fifth said; “All these various things are vain; Rest comes to those who all the law main tain.” Then said the Rabbi Judah, grave and old. The tallest of the group with him enrolled: “Yon all speak wisely, but no rest is deep To him who the traditions fails to keep.” Now spoke a fair-haired boy up from the grass— A boy of twelve who heard these words repass. Anddropped ihe lilies from his slender hands: “Nay. father, none among vou un icrstands. True rest he only finds who evermore Cooks not behind, but to the tilings before; Who, scorning fame and power and home and pelf, Loveth his brother as he loves himself.” Part of the Programme, From the Boeton Budget. When Clark Mills was casting his statue of Cen. Jackson on a balancing horse, now In Lafayette square, Edwin Forrest, then play ing an engagement a' Washington, asked permission to witness the casting of a large part of't. On the day appointed for casting the statue Mills notified Forrest, w ho, with several ladies and gentlemen, assembled wiihin the inclosure. The party gathered around the pit, while Forrest placed himself on a plank laid directly across the pit. At a given signal Mills removed the plugs from the furnace and the molten bronze began to pour out from the furnace to the mold below. Un fortunately some water had got into the mold and a terrible explosion took place; the earth, sand and molten metal flew in all directions. Mills was knocked heels oyer bead; one of the sides of the in closure was blown out; half the guests were knocked down or oovered with earth; some were scorched, the others fled in dismay. When the smoke and steam had cleared away Mills rose from the earth and discovered For rest still standing on the plank across the pit. “Great heavens,” exclaimed Mills as so n as he could get his breath. “Mr. Forrest, I hope you are not hurt.” “Hurt,” replica Forrest, “what’s here to hurt anybody?" "Thank God.” cried Mills. ’‘But ain’t you fright ened?” “Frightened,” replied Forrest, “why should I be frightened? I thought this was a part of the performance.” Site Would Rather Run the RtgV. From the Philadelphia Bulletin. There is a law which compels hotel proprie tors to have some sort of a Hre-esoape in every upper s'ory room in their house. In the Girard House the style of escape used consists of a huge rope, with hooks to grasp the widow ledge and a sliding arrangement by which the guest may lower himseli at what ever speed he will. One of these is placed in every apartment directly under one of the windows, and as they are there for use rather than ornament, their appearance does uot enhance the beauty of the interior The other day a lady who wished a room was shown to one of the most elegantly fur nished in the hotel. As soon as her eye rested on the flrc-escape she turned to tiie clerk : “I will not have that thing there.” she Baid. "it is hideous.” “But it is required by law.” he replied. “Can't you put it in the trunk room at the end of the hall?” she asked. “No, madam, it must be w here you can utilize it at a moment’s notice.” “Well, then,” concluded the lady, “1 won’t take the room; I’ll go where they don’t have firc cs-apes—where the law is evaded—rather than have that ugly thing there to remind me all Ihe time that 1 may have to swing myself out of the window to save my life.” And she departed in disgust. A Plillade'phlan'H Good Luck. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. One day last spring a pretty girl, probably 20 years of age. walked into the oftice of the Be'liel Associated chanties and asked for the matron. Mrs. K. C. Parmelee responded to the call and inquired the young lady’s busi ness. She said that she was an American girl and had just arrived in Cleveland from her home In Philadelphia. She was out of motiev, hud no work and wanted to receive a position as servant In a respectable family. While the girl was in the office E. (J. Vorce entered the room and asked the matron if she could find him a good girl. His attention was called to the young Ind 7, and after a short conversation bo offered her a place in Ills family. Nothing more was heard from the girl until lust Saturday, wheu Mr. t ore* called again at the Bethei office anil asked the matron to send him another girl Mr. Vorce stated that llie girl from Pennsylvania was a lewtl, but was nhont to leave Ids family and lie wanted another, lie snid that on Satur day morning the young lady had reoeived letters from Philadelphia announcing the death of a relative, and asking her to be in the city by Dec 3, ns she had fallen heir to an estate valued at $260,000. The informa tion. Mr. Vorce said, was official. An llptirsl delusion. From the Whitehall Review. The story of thetwins is the latest. A father of twins was naturally very proud of them, and when they came to a presettable ago ho inslstod on a friend calling to see them. The friend agreed, anil named the day. The twins were dressed In their best, put side by side in an arm chair and awaited inspection. Now, the friend had been lunching rattier heavily, and drinking rather freely, and con sequently Ills vision was uot us perfect as It ought to have been. However, lie went 'o admire the twins, and was ushered into the room where they were. "There,” exclaimed the proud father, “did you ever see anything to match that*” The visitor, conscious of the possibility of au optical delusion, quietly re uiiad: “Unite right; it's asulcudld child.’’ ITEMS OP INTEREST. Tub new trade mark adopted by the Ar mour Ham Company is a triumph of the heraldic art. Upon a field engrailed vert, with bordure purpure, appears a shote ram pant, with two link sausages is-otaut and aspectant dexter; underneath is the motto: "In Hog Signo.” Several weeks aso the body of a man, supposed to be Jacob Beardsmore, of Berrien county, Mleh., was found near Buchanan. It was not Mr. Beardsmore, however, and when he returned h me the other day well and hearty he found the shock of his supposed death had turned his wife’s black hair white and unbalanced her mind so that she did not know him. The sons of Mrs. John Benner, of St. Louis, a few weeks ago spoke to her about the birth day dinner they meant to give her on her nir.ety-first birthday. Although in good health the old lady said: “No, boys. Instead of a dinner it will be a funeral.” No atten tion wits paid to this, butsoon after Mrs. Ben ner began to fail, and just as she had prod ct ed, on her ninoty-flrst birthday her sons as sembled at her funeral. A Mr Lester, of Chicago, having bought paintings and bric-a-brac in Paris, has been caught In an awkward predicament. The receipted bills for the articles do not agree as to price with the invoices Issued bv the art dealers in Paris. The latter valued the ob jecia about $1,600 less than the face of the bills. The aritcles have been seized at the houee of the owner, who affirms that he did not know of the under-valuations. Ax Englishman who taw the German Em peror at Baden the other day, says: “He looked very haggard and worn, and had a vacant look in his eyes that seemed to denote advanced dotage. He has given up his daily drives. During the last fortnight he only drove out once or twice. On one of these oc casions he called ou the Duchess or Hamil ton; he walked from the carriage to the house —a few paces only—and the effort was a pain ful one.” Mme. Dieulafov, who enjoys with Rosa Bonheur the honor of being a chevaliere of the Legion of Honor, was proposed for that distinction last July, but her name was re moved in tavor of the sculptor of the statue of Lamartine, which some critics call a wretched work of art. The cross was handed her by M. Goblet. Minister of Fdueaiion, in that room of the Loujre which contains the antiquities she and heV husband unearthed in Susiana. Some of the protectionists in Congress who are violently opposed to a repeal of the taxes on wool, which would cheapen the blankets and clothing of the people, express (heir wil lingness to reduce the interest taxes on malt liquots. They recall the refrain of the old song: Back and side go hare, go hare; Both foot and hand go cold. But bely—God send thee good ale enough, Whether It he new or old. The exhibition to be held next year in Manchester, England, to commemorate the jubilee of Victoria’s reign will offer very large wall space to the works of artists belonging to the Victorian epoch. Oils, water colors, drawings, engravings, and statuarv will be shown. Each artist is allowed six pieces, which will lie grouped together. The dead artists of Great Britain and lre'and whose work will appear Include Turner. Wilkie. Stanfield. Mulreauy, Leslie. Landseer, Ros setti, F. Walker and de Wint. According to the returns published by the Statistical Office of the German empire the number of recruits unable to read or write who joined the German army last year was 1,657. or 1.8 per cent, of the men incorporated. In 1884 the total was 1.851. or 1.21 percent.; in 1888 it was 1,923, or 1.27 per cent.; in 1882 it was 1.992, or 1.32 per cent.; in lsso ii was 2 406, or 1.59 per cent., and in 1875 it was 3.311, or 237 per cent. The largest proportion of illiterate recruits were from the districts of Marieuwerder, Bromberg and Posen. The latest thing in book advertising has been devised by a French publishing firm. A large number of men are made to walk in single file along the most frequented s.reet6, apparently intent on reading an open book, which they hold out, before them with both hands, so that, the hack of the hook can he teen. The public naturally wishes to know the title of this work of such absorbing inter est. and finds on looking that it is a newly published novel. It is hardly necessary to add that several of the hired men could not read a line of it to save their lives. The little altar found at Rome in the Sal - lustine gardens has small Cupids carved on its side, separated from each other by ex quisite decorative dosigns. Spring is a Cupid holding a basket of flowers in one hand, with a cloak hanging over it, while flowers are droppfug irom the other hand. Summer has a sickle of peculiar shape and in the other hand a large poppy. Autumn has a skin about his body and holds a mace in one hand, while the other touches a basket of grapes. Winter has a shirt on. and rest* the right arm on ajar of wine; the left rests ou some object no longer distinguishable. It is thought to be Grmco-Roman work, of the time of Hadrian. Frank Hatton, once Postmaster General, now editor of the Chicago Mail, tells how he enlisted for the wa. . He was hut a boy and thought it would be fun to run away from his nome in Cadiz, 0.. and join a regiment at Xenia, In which his hrotber-in-law was a Captain. Itwasawfully rainy and mud'v. and after a night in camp the boy had enough, and asked the Captain to telegraph to his father, saying that he was in camp, and ask ing what to do. Frank confidently expected to get orders to return home before he was sworn in. but to hie horror the telegram that c ime from his stern and patriotic father read : -.Swear him in,” and he was sworn in and served four years with honor. A curious little story was told me il lustrative of the snobbishness of London so ciety and of the real kindnessof heart in the family of the Prince of Wales. There is in London an American dentist who is very skillful in h s profesion. and, among oilier people, has attended the Princess of Wales. He was invited to one of the annual garden parties at Marlborough House, and met there nearly fifty of his patients. They out him to a man. Soon after he found himself face to face with tiie Prince and Princess, and they at onoe gave him the moat cordial reception and shook him warmly by the hand. At once every one of the fifty patients pressed up to the lucky dentist, and shook hands with equal warmth. W. H. SONNER, of Fort Worth, Tex., has a madetone that has been used over one hun dred times and with sueeoss. It has a history. In IS4B Capt, Wilson, of Alabama, killed a white deer, ana, knowing the Indian theory, looked in it*stomach, and there found a stone as large as a goose egt that resembled a neiri fled sponge. This was the madstone. The Indian theory is that the white doer is more susceptible to vegetable poisons taken into the stomach when eaten with grass than other animals. To pre-erve the lift) or the animal nature has plated in the sioiuaeh this porous stone, which absorbs the poison, neutralizes it and saves the deer’s lifo. The stone, applied to a bite into which poison lia been injected, at once draws it out, and when its pnrea are filled drops off. doing soaked in milk the stone Is ■nude pure again and ready for another appli cation. A recent book on Siam contains a descrip tion of the way in which sacred images are made for the Buddhists. In making the larger idols, those varying from about one to eight feet in height and usually in a sitting fiosture, they first made a model of the figure i) wax. Into this mokel they stick smad nails a lew inches apart, and projecting slightly. Then the image is covered with u coating of tine sand mixed witm clav sum, clently wet to he easily molded. The project ing nails serve to prevent the coaling from falling off before it becomes hard. After it has been dried in the sun the idol is put into a furnace and burned, when the wnx melts, and, running out, is collected for use another time. Melted brass is then poured over the image and evenly spread until the whole surface is covered with a thin coat of the metal. A smooilnng and polishing process finishes the work, and the resplendent imnge is ready tor the adoration of the multitude. The small silver idols are made in a different way. The maker lias a hard wood model called a type. He take* common ooin silver, beats it out into a thin sheet, and covers ihe model, prossing it close in every part until it assumes the exact shape desired. It is largest at Hie lower end, which is led otmn so that the model may bo drawn out. Melted pitch is tsiurcd into the hollow shell of silver leaf, and then the idol is polished, usually with line sand. Colgate’s ''Nsw" Mm.p| Washes bettor and last* longer than any other, hoe big advertisement next Wednesday. paJiina 37*w&?r. pSvwe/Sjijss iq, /CjSsgL I SPECIAL i J flW* Pakin® I I fVSQST PERFECT WAof ’repared with strict regard to Parity, Strength lealthfuiness. Dr. Price’s Baking Powder contah lo Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Dr. Price's Extract Manilla, Lemon, Orange, etc., flavor deliciously WCF SAWSPOy.'OF# eg Ch/ckd and Jr /L Onj (Roc&o. Crota&ll SUCCESSORS TO b. f. mckenna & co., finer Iflsrwear. This week we will exhibit au extraordinary large stock of underwear in superior qualities for ladies, gentlemen and children. 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