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Special Notices—lnllrinary Ball; Porter's Hit flic. Hardware, Stoves, Etc.—Lovel! A I.atti- Jner. Cuf.ap Column Advertisements For Kent; For Sale; Strayed; Photography; Mis cellaneous. For Painting .Johnson Square It ailing; fYl#!j.vinE Two Walks in Tellair Place; For IPy'ng Sidewalks. • Insgrahck Statement—U. S. Branch ot Fire Insurance Association (Limited) of Lon don, England. official—City Ordinances. ST"\iship SCHEDULE—Ocean Steamship Cirapany. Auction Sales —Choice Building Lots. Prick Residence, Desirable Residence on Waldburg Street, A Cosy Farm . etc., by C. ST. Dorsett. Lunch— Chns. F. Graham. It seems that a Connecticut Yankee Jocated tlife site now occupied by Biruaing bain. His name was Ely, and he estab- Dished tbe county seat of Elyton, which finally became Birmingham. The London Daily Telegraph has many pleasant things to sav editorially about Capt. Burke's company, of Atlanta,which Is making preparations to visit Europe this summer, provided the necessary money to meet expenses is forthcoming. Dr. JlcGlynn’s lriends have hired a hall. This means that an active cam paign is to be begun at once to secure his reinstatement in the parish of Bt. Ste jjiben’s. Even a ball won’t accomplish ‘that object unless be takes the back track pu the land question. The Paris dispatches now an nounce that not only is Mrs. James Brown Pot ter going on the stage, but that her sis ter, Miss Urquhart, is stage struck. Now, If the entire ianiily should become infect ed with the theatrical fever they might run a show without much outside help.' Munkacsv’s great picture, Christ Be fore Pilate, about which there was so much newspaper noise a lew months ago, is to serve as an advertisement. It is not $o be taken from city to city, nor is it to be exhibited in Europe. It will adorn a special shrinein John Wanamaker’s Phil adelphia All Sorts Shop. •Lieut. Henry li. Lemly has been desig. Bated to serve as military attache of tbe United States Legation at Bogota. The progress ot the Panama canal is enhanc ing tbe importance of -the Legation in Colombia, and it is deemed necessary to watch American interests on the Isth mus. suspected that the wily De schemes in his bead. The Springfield Republican w ants to know whether the South is keeping faith with the oolored man. it is funny that the Republican isn’t interested in know ing whether the North is keeping faith with the colored man or not. The unan imity with which the Republican Sena tors rejected the nomination of Matthews would Beem to indicate that tbe colored man and brother hasn’t much chance of recognition at the North unless he acknowledges that he is the slave of the party. The House Committee on Foreign Aflatrs are not. harmonious with respect to the report to be made on the bills re lating to the fisheries trouble. The Re publican members of the oommiltee insist that the Edmunds bill cannot be improved upon, while the Democratic members aro determined to report the bill proposed by Secretary Manning. This difference ot opinion may result in preventing any action looking toward retaliation. There area few things into which it do, s not seem necessary to introduce partisan VJOlitiCJLg The French spoliation claimants are having a long read to travel in order to reach the much desired cash. A few of tbe claimants having secured judgments In the Court ol Claims, appealed to Con gress for an appropriation. The House Judiciary Committee ba9 recommended that the government and tbe claimants have tbe right to appeal to tbe Supreme Court in all of these cases, and that that court pass upon all the cases before any appropriation is made to pay tho claims. This recommendation rneaus a delay of several years. Chauncey M. Depew, Preslden t of the I*ew York Central railroad, appears to be tbe only railroad official who is the by the newspapers relative to tlou, How shall railroad trains be heated* Is he the only railroad man who knows anything about the subject? Because a man cau make a good af tor-din nor speech is that any reason for assuming that lie alone can inform the public whether steam can be used successfully as n sub stitute for stoves in heating passenger cars? It Is about time that some other jailroad man was given a chance to tell vrbat he knows, or he thinks ho knows, about this subject, Ihe fact that tho Republic.au Senators gave a lengthy explanation of their ac-. tlon in refusing to confirm tho nomina tion of the colored man Matthews, for Recorder oi Deeds for the Diatriot of Columbia, indicates pretty clearly that the criticisms upon their course have not keen The colored people now understand that while wbl±e Demo crats oan be confirmed without trouble, colored Democrats cannot ho continued at all, because the Republican' party doesn’t recognize tho right of colored men to be Democrats. The Republican • benatqtv can’t get rid ot tnc idea that the ■Republican partyowna the colored vote, Mr. Porch Shows Eight. Consul Genera! I’orcb promises to give Mr. Bayard trouble. He has already caused him considerable annoyance by talking too much when it would have been wiser lo have kept his mouth closed. It will he remembered that Mr. Porch made haste to telegraph the Sedgewick scandal to the State Department, and that the newspapers got hold of the story before it'hadheen in Washington twenty-four hours. Mr. Porch was appointed Consul Gen eral to Mexico from Missouri. Senator Cockrell vouched for him. He had never had any training in the diplomatic ser vice, and from all accounts not much training in any kind of service. It was not to be expected that a young back woods lawyer would not make some mis takes. There would be fewer mistakes In the diplomatic service If men were trained to uerform its delicate and some times difficult duties. The mistake that Consul General Porch madp was that he meddled vjith something that in no way concerned him, and which did not come within his Juris diction. It is possible that Mr. Bayard would have excused hi 9 blunder, on ac count ot his lack of experience, if it had not been for the faot that It was highly important that Mr. Sedgewick should ap pear to tho country as haring acquitted himrelf well. Nobody ever seemed to clearly under stand why ilr. Sedgewick was sent to Mexico. The country was ably repre sented there—much more ably than Mr. Sedgewick was able to represent It. It seemed as it Mr. Bayard had some teel tng of hostility against the Minister, and that he intended to show that hostility by sending a special envoy to Mexico to in vestigate the Cutting matter. If that were the case it can be readily understood why he cannot forgive Mr. Porch for his hasty dispatch, showing that Mr. Sedgewick had committed so grave au error as to destroy his useful ness. Although Mr. Porch’s successor has been appointed, he declares that he will not give up his office until actually forced out of it. That shows that he is not a fit man for a diplomatic post. He also says that he will ventilate the Sedgewick business. He appears to have already ventilated that. If he hadn’t he wouldn’t have been removed. Ho thinks that Mr. Bayard ought to have listened to his side of the story. The Secretary knows all he has to say, but it isn’t his purpose to appear to know it. Mr. Porch will show good sense by get ting back into the obscurity of the back woods. He may have told the exact truth about the Sedgewick affair, but there are occasions when diplomatists are expected to suppress the truth. A Good Man for a Commissioner. Capt.W.G. Raoul is an applicant for one of the Interstate Commerce Commission erships. It is doubtful if there is a man who knows Capt. Raoul who does not wish him success. There are several reasons wbv he would make a first-class Commissioner. He is well qualified to administer the inter state commerce law. He understands the management of railroads thoroughly, haying had an experience of eighteen years with them. He hns been at the head of the greatest railroad system in the South, and his management was greatly-to hie oredit. He understands thoroughly the kind of problems which will be presented to the Railroad Commission, and ho has the ability, patlonce and judgment to solve them satisfactorily. He is not a politi cian, and that is greatly in his favor. He would attend strictly to his duties, and would not devote tboAnost of his time try ing to elect Congressmen, Judges, Sena tors and a President. In railroad circles Capt. Raoul has a national reputation. Nevertheless, tho President may not have heard of him, be cause he is not a great after-dinner orator like Chaunoey M. Depew. I’residentof the New York Central, nor a great society mau like President. Garrett, of the Balti .more and Ohio. He is a plain, square man, like the President himself, who places duty before pleasure. The South 19 certain to have a repre sentation upon the Commission, and it could not do a wiser thing than ask for Capt. Raoul’s appointment. A request from the solid South could not well be ig nored. A Veto. The President yesterday vetoed the de pendent pension bill, and in doing so he showed that he has more moral courage than either the Democrats or Republicans in Congress. This bill, if it had become a law, would have increased the pension burden many millions of dollars annu ally. The New York Evening Post stated that it would take out of tbe Treas ury $7-1,000,000 a year. Neither th# Demo crats nor the Republicans thought it a wise measure, but they were afraid to vote against it. They are afraid to vote against any ponsion bill, whether it is proposed in the interest of ex-soldiers or of Washington claim agents. The Presi dent has done what he knows to bo right, and tho country will respect him all the more for it. The bill was not ouly unjust to disabled veterans, but would have helped to make paupers of thousands of industrious and thrilty men who are now earning a comfortable living. Sfi-All the shortcomings of too laic John Utfoach wero not, it seems, brought to Eght before his death. It Is said that the Secretary of the Navy thinks it rather doubtful If the unfinished monitors will ever be completed. Aboard of experts has made a report showing they are full of defects. For instance, It is said that the machinery of the Puritan Is 200 tons m excess of what she can sulely carry. The monitors were designed and built throughout by the late John Roaob, and there is, thereiore, no trouble in locating lot ths defects. Tho changes anfl’altorations necessary to be made to make the vessels available will cost so muon that It isaqueslion whether it wouldn’t, be a saving of money to sell them for-old junk. And thus does the people’s money go. ' It was onee said that Miss Rose Cleve land, who is now at the White House, wrote a part of the President’s first mes. sage. Some of her subsequent literary el lorts, lxiwever. appeared to oqel a doubt upon the correctness of this statement. 11 she helped him, however, to write the message vetoing the dependent pension bill she has earned the thanks ot ills ojuntrr. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1887. Hig Salaries and Big Fees. It Is reported that Mr. Manning is to j have $15,000 a year as President of the Western National Bank, and that Mr. Jor dan is to have SIO,OOO a year as Vice Pres- j ldent. As Secretary of the Treasury Mr. ] Manning’s salary is SB,OOO, and Mr. Jor dan’s salary as Treasurer is $6,000. The ; inducementhor these two government offi cials to resign, therefore. Is a very strong one. Mr. Manning’s duties as President of the new bank will not be anywhere near so laborious as his duties as Secre tary ot the Treasury are, and Mr. Jor dan’s responsibility will be much less. The compensation of men of first-class ability, either in business or the profes sions, is steadily increasing. No one would have Ihoughtot giving a bank pres ident $15,000 a year a quarter of a century ago, and $5,000 was regarded a9 an enor mous lawyer’s fee, even In tbe large cities, twenty years ago. It is men tioned by Lincoln’s biographers that the largest fee he ever re ceived was SSOO, and he was a leading member of the Illinois bar. A lawyer’s fee of $15,000 or $20,000 is not now regarded as anything unusual. It is said that for defending the Bell Telephone Company in one case in the United States Circuit Court Mr. Dickerson, of New York, was paid $50,000. There are law. yers in New York who have received very much larger foes than that. Tbe pressure at Washington for an in crease of salary is constant and strong. The members of the House at the present session would have voted themselves SI,OOO a year each for clerks if they had not been afraid that such action would have been so generally condemned as to have defeated many of those who voted for it at tbe next election. There is no doubt, how ever, that Cabinet oitieers, Congressmen, and department officials genetally, find it quite difficult to get along with the sala ries they receive. They get enough to live upon comfortably in a plain way, but they are not content to live plainly and economically. They desire to dress richly and make the same kind ot a dis play that their more prosperous neigh bors do. This is a very natural desire, and it is difficult to resist. Before tbe war between the States it dul not cost much more to live in Washington than it did in a small interior town. Living is not expensive there now if no effort Is made to keep up with the rich and fashionable people who lead society there. Where there is so much attention given to social mat ters, however, and such a display oi wealth in homes, in dressing and enter tainments it is almost impossible for those in official life to live economically unless they drop out of the social life altogether. Social pleasures are taking a stronger hold upon Washington each succeeding year. Officials who follow society find that it makes a heavy drain upon their time and purse. If they have no private incomes they have a hard time ot it to keep out of debt, and when there comes a change they go out of office poor. While they have the chance, however, they are all the time pressing lor an increase of salary, not because they hope to Bave anything, but because they want to keep up with the procession. Salaries of officials are continually being increased. The poor farm ers and workingmen, who are barely able, by the most rigid economy, to make both ends meet, may protest, but they will be unheeded. As the wealth of tbe country increases salaries, where ability is required, will be iucreased to enable tbe officials to move in the same circle with those who are ricu. Tho days of simplicity are rapidly passing away, if,.indeed, they have not already gone. BRIGHT BITS. A coai. stove is a cast-iron paradox. It won’t born unless you put it up; then it won’t burn unless you shake it down.— it tirwick IDispatch. Eos Gian Twrch. the leading Welsh poet In America, is dead. 1 til!animation of tho bowels did the business for him.—Philadel phia Free*. It was very late and they wero renewing forthe sixty-seventh time their vows. "You’ll be true tome,” she cooed; ’"you will never tell me a base falsehood?” “Never, my darling,” he murmured. TUeu the bell tolled 1. — Low ll Cittern. Smith—Do you know. Jones, that reformed pugilists frequently make the best preachers we have? Jones—l was not aware of it. I certainly can’t see why they should. Smith—Well, they do. and tlioreason iselcar enough to me. Jones— 1 ell, what is the reason? Smith—Why, they are such splendid ex pounders of the gospel, —Oohtmbue Piepatcb. Miss Cl. AH * (to young Feat her] y. a guest at dinner)—Won’t you have au orange, Mr. Fcntherly ? * Featlierly—Oh, thanks, awfully. Bobby (turning to his mother)—How’s that, mill Mother—How Is what, Bobby ? Bobby—Mr. Featlierly took an orange from Clara! Mother—There, there, Bohby; little lioys shouldn’t talk at table. Bobby—Yes, nut, but you said that Mr. Featherly's visits hero, so far as Clara is concerned, would bo fruitless,— Mew Yoi t Sun. I’EKSO.WI,. Mus. Anba Gould Woolson, who is living in Boston this winter, is in great demand as a lecturer. The proprietors of I.ipulneott's Magazine have offered the undergraduates of Amherst apr /.is of-? 50 for the best essay on ‘-Amherst Social Life.” Miss Mu. prow. tbe daughter of tho Assist ant Secretary of the Interior, is in Charles ton, s. c., as one oi the attendants at a mend's wedding. Miss Kate Field's “Mnsieal Monologue” is much in demand not only In Washington, where she has repented tfc many tunes this winter, but iu other cities, Mas. Senator Putin and her daughter. Mrs. A. W. Cochran, held their last formal reception in Washington Thursday from !1 to li p. in., assisted by Mrs. W. 11. Snowden, Mrs H. tl. smith, Mrs. W. C. Oates, Mrs. William K, Katie. Mi-ses Resale Snowden, May Smith. Richardsons. Thompson, Herbert, Ida Smilh, Klliott. Doughty. Mas. Cukatham, Miss Pierson and Mrs. A-Lien, Tennessee ladies, hud tliolr usual large reception in Washington on Wednes day, They Avere assisted by Miss Fairfax, Miss Drake. Miss Bradford, of New Orleans, and others. There Is no more agreeable house than tins in Washington, save one, which is more of a favorite. Miss Acklnn Is at once one of the most popular of tho reign ing favnritiOA in Washington, and a tre mendous toast with tho representative south erners. The ladles of the Cabinet received 'Vednei dav afternoon, with the exception of Mrs. Lamar, who omitted her reception on account of the illness of Mrs. I.amar, junior. Mrs. and Miss Kndtcolt. were assisted bv Miss Braneroft, The Secretary o( War came in later. Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Folsom were among the many who nailed. Mrs Manning was as stated by quits a bevy or elurmiog young girls from New York and elsewhere, and Mbs Manning poured tea. Mrs. Vilas, who Is al ways gracious and cordial, was assisted by Miss Vilas. Miss Melbourne poured tea, and Miss (leap. Miss Vaiiob and Albs Fuller us suited in receiving. The, diplomatic corps and all the pruunuenl people m soeteiy were a.uerg ibe callers. ‘. - ARTIFICIAL SPEECH. Some Points About tbe ’-V it it la De j ▼eloped. From the New York Sun. Prof. Bell attends all the arguments In his telephone case in the Supreme Court, and listens with the satneglemeauor which marked his attendance upon the hearings before Sec retary Lamar las'year. He says that if the opposition breaks down his p.tent ho will give up every cent that lias come to him from it, and look about for a place to earn his liv ing by teaching something, Avliich. by the way. he can do in a masterly manner. He is an e.xce'lent teacher, and enjoys nothing bet ter i ban lecturing or conducting a recitation with a class of mutes, He has made a spe cialty of teaching the dumb to speak, and his theory of visible speech, or the communica tion of ideas by the use ot the musc.es of the face and lips, is fast coming to be an accepted science. Mrs. Bell. Avho was a mute, has been under the professor’s tuition so long that she has no dlfll ulty at all In speaking and being understood. Judge Kelly, speak ing the other night of the progress made by teachers of the dumb in assisting them to speak, told an interesting experience of his while in Europe a few' years ago. He was at Dover, watting to cross the channel. He stepped Into an eating house for his mid day lunch, and while at his table observed a party of three gentlemen sitting a short dis tance from him. One was an old gentleman with full white beard, another a middle-aged man. and the third a line-looking fellow 6f 25. They were conversing in an animated munner, and he could uot help hearing what wAs said. “1 noticed.” said the Judge, "that the young man’s speech had something pecu liar about it. If there ever was a voice from the tombs it must have been something like his. It was a grave, inhuman speech, but or dinarily no one would have taken much no tice of it. When I rose from the table this party also got up. Something happened to make it possible for i"P to speak with them. From one of the gentlemen 1 learned that these three persons were on their way to Brussels lo attend it eentennial convention of deaf mutes and deaf mute teachers. The young mau whose voice ban attracted my at tention was born a mute, and 1 was told that he could converse fluently in English, French and German. Although lie had never heard a sound in lus life, he had learned the rudi ments of speech by pressiug his own hands on tbe muse es of the throat. To satisfy me of this marvelous attainment in artificial speech the young man was introduced to me, and he recited a few verses in German and a selec tion from Sartl .u in French. They told me that this was the most remarkable develop ment of artificial speech yet known in the history of tho world. I parted from the little company profoundly impressed with the almost omnipotent capacity of the human in tellect.” . MILLIONAIRE SCOTT'S LUNCH. Points About the Eating of Congress men. From tbe New York Sun. Washington, Feb. o.—“ Fetch me my usual dose,” said William L. Scott, the mil ionaire Representative from the Eric (Pa.) •district, addressing a sable waiter in the House restaurant, the other day. Five min utes elapsed after the waiter disappeared down tne hatchway, aud he reappeared with a chafing-dish well filled WLh oysters. Under the dish was an alcohol lamp. Mr. Scott, talking to a swarm of members and callers generally, set about to cook his luncheon. On relieving the waiter who was attending him, he lighted the lamp, put in his seasoning, and sat watching the dish simmer. The steam poured up, the fumes filled tbe spacious dining-room, and people’s mouths watered as the savory dish* reached a point of perfection. Mr. Scott is an epicurean, although a dyspeptic-looking man. and it look but a few minutes for hint to lie able to pour out a dish that wotiui tempt a Frenchman. Afterward he is seen to duplicate this order, and he has the reputation of being the most thorough luncheon fancier at the capital. He owns a large farm down on tbe Maryland coast, has a steam launch, and several times each vear takes a party down the bay for sbelt-fi-k. canvas-back ducks, and the other good things found dftly in that vicinity. He superintended the cooking on tbe launch or farm, and his guests say he spreads the best table of any man in the country. Most of ihe famous diuers have disappeared from Congress, and nearly ail those Avho go down to the res taurantsforluncheon.betwecnl and 2o’clook each afternoon during the session, take soup „or rati oysters anti go back to work with little ceremony. In the House it is a rare thing to see a ineinbergtve a ioueheuu party. For in stance. Mr. Kandaß slips in and pours down a plate of soup or a dozen on the half shell, and is out before he is discovered, except bv the waiter an t cashier. Mr. Holman sips a cup of hot lea an.i eats bread an'd butter, while Iteagan. of Texas, can down a steak and onions quicker than one can say Jack Robinson. The Western men eat fast; the Eastern men slow. Tho former eat more soiqt than the latter, who take oysters raw, generally, an i often include a bottle of beer. Assistant Secretary Fairchild, From the Philadelphia flee n and Assistant Secretary Fairchild, who is likely to lie Manning's successor as Secretary of the Treasury, is an admirable man. He is about 50 years old, short, stout, reel! built and well setup. lie has a large, well rounded head covered with fine black hair, and with a black moustache—both sprinkled with sne , Gold nmined eyeglasses cover his quick, snapping black eye-. He would attract attention hy where in spite of his very modest, quiet man ner. He is the son of an old lawyer and politi cal leader in Albanv. and was trained in poli tics by Samuel •). Tiideu, whom he valiantly aided as a prosecutor of tile canal riugslers. He is a high-minded man. with line politic 1 idea; His sense of honor is as keen as his sense of humor—both are razortedged. Ho has a strong, judicial mind. He is a man of courage and ’determination. He has mastered the tech nique of the Treasure as very few Secretaries have done, to sav nothing of Assistant Secre taries. Vet tie is not bamoered or clogged bv its myriad details, for he has written some of the broadest, deepest and best official docu ment' on various subjects that have been issued under the present admilustration. He is one of the lew men in Washington who posse-s tbe fell respect and reznrd < all the newspaper correspondents, without having at anytime or iu any way attempted to curry favor with them. And more than ibis cannot be said for any mat), for tne Washington c r -respondents are tbe keenest critics in ihc world. Fur tlie O tl I, .ve’s Sake, from the Chit: ty . Current. “The wsv.” lie said, “is smooth, and green, and fair. There are no thorns to wound aud prick thy feet. Where summer reigns and stsr-iiko blos soms sweet Bend 10 the wind’s low call; thy path ist' ere. And mine? Ain-, no dewy mornings break Across the valley where mv path has lain. And yet, though youth Lie dead and faith be slain, I koep these tokens—for the old love sake. "Beside the urn that holds no hidden flame Of altar fires Utatlong have paled away, ] yet mav pause, and in the ash s gray Road wttb dint eyes the old familiar name. And if some shadowy np-niory should awake. And once again my eves with tears grow wet, If in my heart should spring some vain re gret— Nay, tlo not elude mo—for the old love’s sake. "As one who sees in old reinemlieretl nook. With eyes that have grown sad with cease less tears. The same bright beauty of the long-tost years. And hears again the laughing summer brook— So, if from troubled dreams 1 could awake And feel thy warm soft kisses on my face, I Ihink the sweetness of thy winsome grace Would touch me—ouly.for tliu old love’s sake.” lie tVan liilerealrd. Prom the Youth 1 1 Companion. The fate Arohbisbop Trench, who loft a name revered not less for the piety nnd de votion than for the learning of its possessor, had a keen sen*e ot fnn. W hllo he was Dean of Westminster it became the turn of Canon rumen to preach at the abbey on a certain aaint’sday. Du such days the hoys of West minster school attended service, and after service had the rest of ths day as a holiday. While Mr. Cttreton, on the morning of the day when he was to officiate, w looking over Ins sermon at the breakfast table, his son asked. In a tone vibrating with anxiety: "Father. Is yours a long sermon to-day?” “No, Jemmy, not very." “Rut how long? Please tell me.” “ Woli, about twenty minutes, i should say. But why are you so anxious to know?" Became, father, the hoys say they will thrash me infernally if you are more than half an hour.” After the service was over, Mr. Curelou told Dean Trench the story. “Dear, denr,” he replied, what a pity Wordsworth has lutsons in the school!” Canon Wordsworth used le preach sermons nn hour, and sometimes an hour and a half, tn length. ’ ITEMS OF INTEREST. A writer in s Washington newspaper sug gests that the word "boodle” is doubtless de rived from the Dutch word "boeUel." which means properly or goods. A “boedelster, he say s, is the attorney or other person who finally possesses the “boodol.” Fortt tears ago Levi Knaus, then a yonng man, was committed to the Reading almshouse. Ho is said to have made a vow never to speak agaiD, and apparently he has kept it, for he has remaiued there all tho-c years and no one has ever heard him speak. He hears well. A MANUFACTURER OF CHEESE in Prussia was endeavoring to improve his product, and, to this end, mixed the freshcheese w th about 8 per cent, of mashed potatoes. The ripe cheese, however, looked suspicious; upon analysis the admixture was discovered, aud the author ot the new idea fined 612. John Good is an inventor who has amassed a fortune in a very short|time. A dozen years ago he workod in a big Brooklyn corouge fac tory for $3 50 a day. Ceriain improvements that he made in the manufacture of cordage met with great favor in the trade, and the rope-makers of America aud England are now paying him $150,000 a year in royalties. The editor of a theatrical paper has asked a number of English actors to say, “What is the most striking incident in your profes sional experience?” "The most striking in cident ttiat I can remember,” writes Mr. Irying,"was when the ‘slote’ in ‘Faust’ etruck me on the head instead of carrying me up into the files above.” The four-year-old son of Adrian Townsend of Green Island, N. Y„ waudered down to the railroad station and was tossed aboard an outgoing train by a traveler who hoard a mother asking, “Where did my boy go?” The little chap was alterward found by his dis tracted parents in Albany, whither he had been carried by the train. . Newspaper! men in Germany have to be very careful about punctuation. The Hofer Tageblatt a short time ago said that a deco ration had been conferred upon Count yon Holstein. By an oversight an exclamation point instead of a period appeared at the end of the sentence; and for this the authorities seized the whole issue aud instituted a suit against the editor for atrocious libel. The Jap and tbe Chinaman are close neigh bors at homo, but when they get to Washing ton they are leagues apart. The Japs wear the North American claw-hammer and place American refreshments cn their legation table, while the Chinese stick to their native costumes and oriental surroundings. Ass matter of fact, they brought along a small section of tile Chinese wail in their luggage. A girl, attempting to cross the Wabash railroad tracks at La Gro, lnd., was struck by the hind car of a freight train that was backing from a switch. Four teen cars passed over her body, and when ihc engine reached the spot she was scooped up into the ash-pan. The engineer stopped lus engine and rescued the girl. She was entire ly uninjured, but awfully scared. Tite bottomless pit is not a mere figure of sneech now in the sandwich Islands. Prof. Alexander declares that he lias sounded tbe extinct crater near tne leper settlement at at Molokai, and a line 'Joi'O feet long re mained taut and failed to reach the bottom. The thorough exploration of ibis crater would probably result in some valuable additions to our knowledge of volcanic actiou. Mrs. Chanfiiau. the well-known actress, has been defeated in the suit brought against her bv a prominent Baltimore lithogra h firm for the sum of $2,242 14, the amount due, with interest and costs added, for printing furnished the late Frank ( hanfrau, her hus band. The def nse was that Mr. and airs. C!uinfrau played under Clifton W.Taylenre’s management, and that he was responsible. It has been fourteen years since a peculiar and constant bubbling was first oioticed in a pool of water near Kill master, Mich., and the bubble was supposed to be caused by a gushing spring until the other day. when J. H. Kilimaster experimented with a lighted match, and found it to he made by a steady volume of natural gas, which was finding vent through tne little pond. A well will be sunk at once. Senator Beck is requested by the Cincin nati Enquirer to state how many Senators are drawing pay from railroad corporations. Possibly the. Senator does not know; hut we should be glad if he would make public all the information be has on that point in ex change for a statement from the Enquirer people as to what it knows about the cost of electing United States Senators by the money of a petroleum monopoly. Speaking of the probability of there being two separate delegations to the next National Republican Convention from the State of New York, old Gen. Simon Cameron said in New York a few days ago: “That would be a curi ous occurrence, indeed. But. it is not unpre cedented in this country. We had just such a struggle as that in Pennsylvania in Gen. Jackson’s time. So. you see, if ihts takes place it will only be history repeating itself.” Not long ago a widow and widower, near Indiana, Pa., consoled each other by marry ing, and a'few weeks afterward they drove to town. While the husband was doing some business the wife stepped around to the un dertaker s to pay for his services at her late husband’s funeral. The bill had scarcely been receipted when tile husband pm in an appearance and proceeded to pay the under taker for services at his late wife’s funeral. It is said they were mutually surprised. Tilere is perhaps no bolder poker player in all New Y ork than the eloquent infidel, and whether he holds four cunning little aces or is going it boldly on a boh-tail flush his face is always radiant with a sonde that, like Bret Harte’s Chinaman, is childlike and bland. By chance Ingcrs 11 met a half dozendeilows the other nignt—Nat Goodwin, Andrew J. Dam and John B.Scbofiel being of the num ber. It was the anniversary of RoDert Burns’ birth, and, with his usual logic, Ingersoll in sisted that the ouly and original way to ecle liraic tho sedeh poet’s mernorv was bv playing a mild little game of draw. The re sult was that two of tne Colonel’s opponents have sworn off from poker for a yoar. and the Ollier's declare that they wilt never again play poker on a poet's birthday. The New York Mail and Express has the following in its Washington gossip; "As for Congressional temperance, too much cannot be said in praise of the improvement | ’.hoic. Twenty years ago Congress was a dissipated body There is no denying it. Now Congress is sober and getting soberer. The men who arc known to drink hard and fast, although some of them arc among the ablest men in the body, are the rel'a-s or the old regimes when it was thought rather a good joke for a gen tleman to he haif-seas over. The new men who are coming in, and making hesilw ay in the House particularly, are temperate to abstemiousness. It is only necessary to glance at the records of quarrels In Con gress and to observe bow wonderfully they have diminished, to see where the reform has worked. Formerly a dozen or so figh sat tliccupitol wore expected during the session, and regularly occurred on schedule time The last encounter that could he called a fight, and that only went as far as the strip ping off the coats, happened in the winter tween Gen. Weaver, tho Greenback candnS<<" nd Sir. .‘■parks. Such a thing now would he #f'most impossible, if a man is seon drunk on the th or of the House, which is happily very seldom, his friends hustle him into the cloak rooms, au I every precaution is taken to cover the mutter up, as it L now considered a disgrace instoud of n joke. A few days ago a woman well-known in Now York society ordered from E. M. Senior, the undertaker, a coffin In which to bury a dead parrot and stipulated that it should be as rich and handsome In its adornment as it was possible to make ll without resorting to the Use of precious metals or stones. After obtaining from his customer a general idea of the stylo of coffin she wished he turned the order over to the Stein Marufacturing Com pany. which made Gen. Grant’s coffin, and that concern is at present engaged in con structing it. In shape It will he-similar to those now most commonly used and it will be about two feci bmg and'eight Inches wide. It will be made of rosewood, handsomely carved and lie lining will bo pink satin tuft ed. The dead bird, which Is noiWbelnglrcat ed by a taxidermist, will lie on its side with ils head resting ou a heavily embroidered satin pl low. hi addition to the coffin lid, on which will be n silver plate bearing tin inscrip tion. there will be a heavy plate glass over ihe bird. The cost of this novel coffin will be S2(K). It will ocenpv a conspicuous place In ihe parlor of ihe woman who ordered it, un til she dies, when, if her wishes are carried out. It will be hul led with her. The parrol is said to Imre been twelve years old and I’s rolstrevs pronoimoeilJtthe smartest bird that ever lived. “Hla command of language,” s she expressed It loiAlr. Sonior, "was wonder ful, aud hr knew n’bsrly Ml my most Intimate frieuhrby name.” al:inp ponsdpr. aMBMBmEKMSBBBBUan* f®j jpi l '4 (gp 1 IfiAV^ mm yg, ! | ii,^™ m MOST PERFECT MADE no Ammonia,Li me. Alum or I hosphotea. Dr. Pricei • Extracts, Vanilla, Lemon, etc., llavor deliciously. Ptt| CSooD®- ~~GJ B®AT Cleariii Dili Sale OF MEDIUM AND FINE EMBROIDERIES SLIGHTLY SOILED, AT Wan & Doom's, SUCCESSORS TO B. F. McKenna & Cos., 137 BROUGHTON STREET. O AAA YARDS fine finished Hamburg Em- iroideries. from 1% to 3>* incites wide, slightly soiled, former prices 10c, and 15c a yard, now B*3o. 1,500 yards extra line finished Hamburg Embroideries, fnin 3V£ to 7 inches wide, slightly soiled, the regular price of these gooos were 25c, 30c, 35c. and 40c a yard, we will close the entire lot out dt 21c. 75 dozen Misses’and Hoys’ French Ribbed and German Hose, broken' lines in black and colored, 1 tie recent prices of these goods have been 40c, 45c, 50c, 60c and 65c, we will close this lot out at 3 pairs for sl. 100 dozen Lad res’ and# Gentlemen’s White and Colored Bordered Handkerchiefs at sc. 75 dozen Ladies’ White and Colored Bor dered Pure Linen Handkerchiefs at 16c and 22c; worth 20c, 25c, 30c and 35c. Gentlemen’s Laundried and Unlaundried Shirts. Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Collars and Cuffs. CORSETS! Imported and Domestic, in great variety, and in the most graceful and health-approved shapes. ORDERS.— All orders carefully and promptly executed. Samples sent free of charge and goods guaranteed to be fully up to the quality shown in samples. Cfoln&Doonr TELEPHONE NO. 401. notice! In order to make room for my Spring stock I will offer great inducements in all Win ter goods. * I will offer from this -day my entire stock of Combina tion Suitings at cost. J. P. GERMAINE, 132 BROUGHTON STREET, (Next to Furber’s.) , Jjail atiD Aram. A. It. 11 I I.L, WAREHOUSEMAN AND Commission Merchant. DEALER IN Flour, Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc. \\T HOLES ALE DEPOT for Grain and Pro v v viaion*. Choice lot Seed Rye, Hunt Proof Seed Oats. Fresh MEAL and GRIST In white saeksalwnyaon hand. Special price* largo lots. Warehouse, No. 4 W.xdley Htreet, on line U. R. R. Office, 83 Ray. I ert. KEYSTONE MIXED FEED, Also all kinds of Feed for Itorses and Cattle, BY G.S. McALPIN 172 BAT STREET. Ulilltttmj. PL ATS 11 El’S, 18S BROUGHTON STREET, Our Inventory is taken and we are now ready for buein -ss in real earnest. Hundred, are the unapproachable bargains we have to offer (the fruits of stock-taking), and many a purchaser will reap the benollta by giving u , an early call. Millinery at Your Own Prices. 195 doxen Children’s Ribbed Hose, in black and dark colors, only 16c per pair, worth for merly 23c. 275 dozen Children’s Regular Made Fancy Striped Hose, only 15c per pair; were mar vel* at 250. 72 dozen Ladies’ Black and Solid Color. Regular Made Hose, at 25c; were formerly 35 C . 25 dozen Ladies Black Brilliant Lisle Hose (sold elsewhere for spun silk), only 5Cc a nan - valued formerly at S7c. ’ GENTS’ REINFORCED UnlanDdriud Shirts at 50c. that have no Equal in the World. 80 dozen Ladies’ Brilliant Black All-Woo Jerseys, down to sl. in all sizes. 75 dozen Ladtea’ Brilliant Black Wool Jer seys. vest front, box plait back, exquisite goods, down to $1 50, in all sizes. 25 dozen children’s Black and Colored Wool Jerseys at si; fully worth ft 25. 150 pieces Ladies’ Light-weight Black Dol mans, chenille fringe trimmed, down to It and f5, formerly worth |6 and SB. Zephyrs, Embroidery, Silks and High Art Materials Very, Very Cheap. lOOdozen Ladies’ Well-stitched Corsets only 23c per pair, in all sizes. ■ 74 dozen our celebrated “Matchless” Bone filled and silk-stitched, the Queen Corset lor 50c. ’ 50 dozen the celebrated “Our Best” Corset extra long waist, stout corset, bone filled in all sizes 75c. 200 dozen Thomson’s celebrated R. H. and G. Corsets, in medium and extra lengths at popular prices. Cloaks! Cloaks! Kid Glotps! Kid Gloves! at Great Slaughter Pricesto Reduce Stock. P. S—Country orders will receive onr prompt and careful attentiou. (flowing. Falk’s Space. V\7 k have finished our annual stock-taking V V and are more than gratified at the re sult. We thank our kind patrons for the sub stantial approval accorded our efforts to es tablish a house in Savannah where can be four.d all the correct styles in the finest Im ported and Domestic Fabrics, affording our citizens facilities lor buying direct such Clothing, Furnishings and Hats as they were formerly compelled to order from the North. Whilst our Stock has had a very heavy drain on it in the early part of the sea son, we have endeavored to lay in such an one as to supply all demands on us, and we still have an elegant assortment for the present season and would advise ail whose wardrobes are not complete to give us a call. To such goods as Overcoats, Full Dress Suits, Ex tra Trousers and Fur nishings, which arc in demand at this time of the ea son. we invite particular attention We have devoted the same care to the per fection of our Stock of Medium and Low Priced Goods, and all poods from our house we endeavor to have characterized bv an ele gance of CUT, MAKE and FINISH which gives the wearer such great satisfaction. We respectfully solicit a continuance of the patronage of our old customers, aud of those who have never dealt with us we ask a trial, with assurances that nothing will be left un done to give them perfect And entire satisfac tion in every particular. A, FALK & SON, William Ravknkl, President. JgTONO PHOSPHATE COMPANY CHARLESTON, 8. C. Established 1870. HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS. SOLUBLEGUANO(hi|jtiIr auuinouiated) DISSOLVED BONE. ACID PHOSPHATE. ASH ELEMENT. FLOATS. GERMAN KAINIT. HIGH GRADE RICE FERTILIZER. COTTON SEED MEAL. COTTON SEED HULL ASHES. Office, No. 12 Broad Street. All orders promptly filled. R, M. MEANS, Treasurer. DOUBLY AMMONIATED Traci Fanners’ Special Guana The highest grade complete Manure known* FOB SALK BY The Wilcox & Gibbs Guano Cos, Ufa*, <Fte. EARLY JUNE PEAS, CANNED COHN, CANNED ASPARAGUS, CANNED SUCCOTASH, CANNED LIMA BEANS, CANNED STRING BEANS, CONDENSED STEWED TOMATOES, F. L. GEORGE’S, Corner State and Whitaker etreetz. POTATOES. IF you want choice EASTERN SEED PO TATOES *endord#r to C! M. GILBERT & CO (flrctrtr srlto. ..-ytfVSrcSiSte Tbit belt or regener* , tor h made eipre**lj F rangmnents of the UvVVf* Dir'BffTCl nenemtive organ*. A |klXW\n|lypL^rJ continuous strenm 01 K'sstrlwty pertne atlng thro* the parts I Lr if must restore them Mh. iilV lillh > r fslr Ki't I not confound th • with Electric Belt* advertised 10 cure <tn ills; It is for the on* hi me Mil 1 purpose. For full information ad dre*CHEKV Kit ELECTRIC BELT CO , In* I Wttihingtoa St.. Chicago. 111.