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•\TUKDAT. MARCH li. 1887.
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•‘■Morning ?eWB, Savannah. Ga.”
t Ad>ertising rates made known on applica
. Special Notices—lnvestment Securities
a’or Sale, Theodore Gordon; Portraits from
Cheap Column advertisements—Hein
■Wanted; For Rent; For Sale; Lost; Miscel
Steamship Schedule—Baltimore Steam
ship t ompany.
Assignee’s Sale op Groceries, Etc.—l).
H. Kennedy. Assignee.
Pots, Kettles. Etc>—Lovell St Lattimore.
fcv Leaders—At Cooper’s.
BpTup. Colored People’s State Fair op
Htlorida—’Pckets lor Sale By the Savannah,
and Western Railway.
“deals” appear to b® “sin
giffltrly ineffective.”
Railroad authorities should prepare to
.prevent themselves from beine snowed
under on April 1 by returned passes.
“Every girl is pretty by moonlight,”
nays Brander Matthews. Perhaps this Is
s Mie reason why every girl likes moonlight.
The leader of society In Detroit, Mich.,
Is named Heavenrioh. A man with such
a name ought to be the leader of the Sal
tation Army/
Gov. Foraker, of Ohio, says: “The Re
publican party has a universal desire.”
■Considering the record of that party the
confession is superfluous.
A girl with two tongues has been dis
covered at Rochester, N. Y. Now, as a
compensation, nature ought to provide
3ter a husband without ears.
If President Cleveland should visit the
South, just now, John Sherman would
liave an opportunity of seeing the unter-
Vlfled Democracy on parade.
Somebody has discovered that r>,OOD.OO 0
umbrellas disappear in this country every
.year. The most skillful deteotive tvduLl
never succeed in flndiug them/
Mr. Blaine’s friends say that he is not
pushing himself to the front, but that he
Is there and is going to stay. Then he
will not need a substitute, as he did dur
ing the war.
The Senate committees to sit during
■the recess have $20,000 to expend on
ptenographers’ salaries. Senator Hoar’s
Texas outrage committee is expeoted to
use most of the sum.
In few more weeks the voice of the
commencement orator will be heard in
the giving advice upon all subjects?
The more intricate the subject the more
dogmatic will be the advice.
The King of Italy made a knight of
JPaf&ce Car Pullman, but he will never
gain the gratitude of this country until
be makes a pair of knaves boat a pair of
laces in the other fellow’s hand.
It is estimated that the music-loving
people of the American continent have
paid $400,000 to see and hear Patti during
fctor “farewell” tour. No wonder she was
anxious to prolong the tour a few weeks.
Congressman Barnes is the most popu
lar man in Augusta. The people of that
• city are vying with each other to do him
tbonor. There are other Congressmen who
doubtless wish they were as lucky as
their colleague.
The talk relative to an extra session of
Congress continues. It is, however, a
rellsf to know that President Cleveland
xnamtains a suggestive silence on the
aubject. He is the only man that can talk
an extra session Into existence.
The absence of emblems of grief at
ilenry Ward Beecher’s funeral lias re
vived the discussion of a vexed question.
Such emblems may be inappropriate, but
the custom of displaying them is so lirmly
BxCl that it is not likely the discussion
•Will produce a change.
The Democratic convention of Rhode
{lsland has demanded the abolition ol the
property qualification to the suffrage in
Ihat Slate. This places the Republicans
Jn an uncomfortable position, and they
•re going about swearing big oaths.
{Democratic prospects in Rhode Island
brighten every day.
Somebody lias loosed Congressman
JBrady again. He now says that John
Sherman cannot carry Virginia, bufr that
.Blaine oan carry it against any one the
7>emocrats may put up. When be tries
real bard Congressman Brady can make
mistakes than Bob lngersoll ever
against Moses.
nBKm Small 18 reported to have Raid at
tbal social equality ha come at
■EEsouib. lie iR aluo reported to have
rr a prool of hm assertion the
Circle, at Augusta. (ia., had hi
a negro as President. IJe baa
'either been misrepresented or be need* lo
become acquainted with truth.
Somebody baa discovered that the New
Knf land conscience bas been sharpened
by tbe east wind of Boston’and by inher
'“'jted dyspepsia. Tbe discoverer is evi
dently a fraud; for it bas long been gen-
believed that tbe New England
jl’onsoienoc waa too well oonrealed to be
Probed by anything but dynamite.
Tbe recent celebration or theSHtb birth
day ef Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania.,
brought out tba fact tbutha baa a faculty
of keeping whatever friends be makes.
[This, It is said, be Is able to do because
■e stleks to them through tbick and thin,
IVlihout reference to creed or parly or
H;!nr or condition. Such a man ought to
l|gt< to celebrate many more birthday*.
Preparing for the Interstate Law.
The railroad officials in different parts
of the country are busy adjusting their
rales tn ihe requirements o( the Interstate
commerce law, which goes into effect on
April 1. There does not appear to beany
better understanding of the law now than
tnere a as when it was enacted. One rail
road mau understands it to mean one
thing and another thinks it means an
other." If the commissioners to be ap
pointed differ with respect to its meaning
as widely as railroad men do, it will be
about impossible to enforce it until Con
gress amends it.
One of the authors of the law, Senator
Cutlom, takes a very hopetul view of the
opinion railroads will have of it alter
they have given It a fair trial. In a talk
with a representative of a New York pa
per a day or two ago. be said that he be
lieved that within a year the railroads
would favor the law as a protection to
themselves. If tbe railroad men could
feel tnat that would be their attitude a
year hence they would be much happier
than they are now. It is no doubt true
that there are features ol tbe law which
meet with their approval, but as a whole
it fills their minds with forebodings of
Senator Cullotn says that the law is not
exactly what he wanted, but lie had to
aocept it as It is beoause it Is the best be
could get out of the conference commit
tee. He thinks, however, that Congress
will amend it from time to time as expe
rience demonstrates its faults. It is not
improbatile that a good share of the time
of Congress next winter will be taken up
with bills to amend and bills to repeal it.
One of the things which the railroads
fear most Is the rate wars which the
abolishing of the pooling system invites.
President Roberts, of the Pennsylvania
Central, a day or two ago in discussing
the law with his directors, said: “If the
iaw does not work there will be violent
strife, as the system of pooling is abol
ished, and no means left to counteract
the cutting of rates, except at the end of
a struggle. It will be readily understood
that a complete transformation ol all the
systems of conducting the business of
the transportation companies of the coun
try. as provided by the law, could not be
accomplished without a great deal of
violence to the business of the country
and of the railroads.”
The spirit manifested by railroad offi
cials in arranging to comply wrth the law
encourages the hope that the difficulties
which are certain to be encountered, will
be more easily overcome than it is now
thought probable. Ttiere Is a disposition
to make the best of the law, and to
operate the roads under it with as little
friction as possible. If this disposition
is maintained much that would be
disastrous to a large percentage ol the
roads will be avoided. Still, railroad
men do not grow more joyful as April 1
Sherman’s f-outhern Visit.
It isunderstood Ibat Senator Sherman,
on bis return from Cuba, will deliver a
political speech at Nashville. Tho New
Y’ork Herald, commenting on this pro.
gramme, says that, he will be the first
Republican, having a national reputa
tion, to make a political speech in a
Southern State, excepting the State of
West Virginia.
It is true that the Republican leaders
have kept out of the South, but they have
not kept quiet about Southern affairs.
Indeed they have bad more to say in Con
gress and on the stump abont the South
than any other section; and what they
have said bas not always been kind or
true. Instead of coming to see for them
selves they have accepted the statements
of such meu as Senator Hoar lately sum
moned from Texas to tell unfounded
stories respecting political outrages in
Washington county in that State. These
statements have been made the basis of
political harangues and an excuse for
waving the “bloody shirt.” As the Her
ald says, the Republicans have
preferred to have their party
a sectional party, and have tried to
strengthen it by charging the South with
sectionalism and ballot-box outrages.
Senator Sherman will have a courteous
reception at Nashville, and will be list
ened to attentively. If he hopes to break
the solid South, however, he is certain to
meet with disappointment. The South is
satisfied with Democratic principles and
the Democratic party. Since the Demo
cratic party came into power the South
ern States have entered upon a career ol
prosperity that is as marvelous as it is
gratifying. The State, county and mu
nicipal governments are in the hands of
intelligent and honest men. There
is no effort to force ignorance
or dislior.ee'y into places ol authority by
means of Federal bayonets, and tbe people
are contented. There is no danger, there
fore, that Senator Sherman will cause
any considerable number of the Southern
people to desert the Democratic lor the
Republican Let him discuss Re
publican doctrines ns much as he likes
and wherever be pleases, but he need not
expect to strengthen his party in the
South as long as its leaders try to make
it strong In the North by misrepresent
ing and elauderlug the Southern people
At Mount Gilead, 0., the anti-rrobibi
tiomsis have organized what is called
the Olentangy Club. Its object is to fur
nish liquor to all members at reduced
rates. Tbe club has been regularly in
corporated under tbe laws of Ohio, and
bas an immense membership. Each one
is provided with a key to a private liquor
receptacle, and can drink whenever he
pleases. There may be no balm in Gil
ead, but it is evident that It is meant
there shall be no lack of fire water.
Recruiting officers in China sometimes
resort to a queer method to determine the
fitness of a candidate for tbe army. They
take him to a dentist’s offioe and have
one of his teeth drawn. If he flinches or
shows any signor pain during iDe opera
tion he is rejected. In the United States
auy man is tit lor lbs army ir he spells
pension with a big P.
The municipal council of Dublin has
adopted a resolution appealing to tbe free
people of the world to prevent the British
government from carrying out its
“threatsof outrage against tbe Irish peo
ple.” The “free people” are jdoubtless
willing, but, unfortunately, they them
selves are more or less the servants of i
When Groely sends a oold wave to
ward the Gulf he remarks: “Another re
union of the North and South,”
The It 1 1 1 imore and Ohio Sensation.
Our dispatches this morning state that
the Sully-Garrett deal has failed, and
that asyndicate of private bankers is now
trying to purchase a controling interest
iu the Baltimore and Ohio. It would not
be surprising If Mr. Sully were the lead
ing spirit in this syndicate It was stated
in tbe dispatches yesterday that Mr.
Sully was unable to secure the money
necessary to make good the contract
which he had with Mr. Garrett, and it is
not improbablo that he has made anew
combination to effect the object which he
has had in view apparently for some
There have been stories afloat in Wall
street ever since the Sully-Garrett deal
was announced that there was no founda
tion for the report that Mr. Garrett had
consented to part with the control of the
magnificent property of which he is the
President. These stories are based upon
the idea that there is a stock-jobbing
scheme to advance the price of certain
stocks,which would be favorably affected
by such a deal as Mr. Garrett was
reported to have made with Mr. Sully.
It Is, of course, difficult to find
out how much truth there is in many of
the reports which are circulated in Wall
street, but it is pretty safe to assume that
the report respecting the Baltimore and
Ohio railway had a great deal of truth in
it. Mr. Garrett and Mr. Sully said
enough to justify the statement that a
deal of some sort, which involved a
change in the ownership of that road, was
being considered, and other prominent
capitalistsadmitted the existence of such
a deal. The fact that it was not perfected
does not justify a conclusion that it never
had any existence.
It seems to be plain that Mr. Garrett
either wants to part with tbe control ot
the magnificent property with which his
family has been so conspicuously con
nected for many years, or he is trying to
perfect arrangements for getting into
New York on more advantageous terms
than he can at present command.
W hether he invited propositions for the
purchase of the property, or was ap
proached by capitalists who wanted his
road to oomplete a great system, is a
question concerning which nothing is
likely to be Knowu at present. But
whether be made the first advances, or
advances were first made to him, it is
pretty safe to conclude that if he is not
aiming to secure an advantageous en
trance into New Y’ork, he is as anxious
to sell as the capitalists, who are nego
tiating with him, are to buy. If that is
the case the negotiations are quite cer
tain to result in the near future in a
change in the ownership of the property.
Now thatit is understood that Mr. Gar
rett proposes to sell the property,his man
agement, and that of his lather before
him, is being quite severely criticised by
some of the stockholders. One statement
goes so far as to hint, that he will be called
to account for the way the affairs of the
property have been managed. The com
plaint is that for many years earnings
that should have bepn paid to stockhold
ers In the shape of dividends have been
spent in extending the system. This same
complaint was made with regard to the
management of the Georgia Ceutral.
Neither Baltimore nor Savannuu, how
ever, should have any sympathy with a
complaint of this kind, because they were
benefited by the policy whion is con
demned by the stockholders.
The progress of the negotiations Tor the
Baltimore and Ohio will bo watched in
this section of the South with deep inter
est, because anv combination which may
grow out of the sale of that road may in
clude tbe Georgia Central. It is proba
ble that in a few days it will be known
what the result ot the pending negotia
tions is.
Oscar Neebe, one of the condemned
Chicago Anarchists, was permitted to
view the corpse of his wife, who died on
Monday. As he stepped into the open
air he exclaimed: “Great God, but this is
glorious!” The meeting between him
and his little daughter, by the side of his
dead wife, was very affecting. Neebe
and bis companions deserve no pity, lor
their punishment was brought on them
by their own lawless acts, it is sad,
however, that men should sacrifice tree
dom and tbe ties of home-in a fruitless
effort to overturn law and order, which
alone make freedom and home passible,
Nina Van/andt has visited her proxy
husband, Anarchist Spies, in the Chicago
jail. An iron grating was kept between
the couple. When they wore face to face
she put one finger through the grating
and he squeezed it. That was the near
est they could come to an embrace. They
talked three-quarters of au hour, and
when the time came to part. Spies again
squeezed her finger. She departed with
a happy smile on her face. Hereatter
she is to be allowed to visit Spies twice a
Missouri is without militia organiza
tions. The Legislature refused to pro
vide for the support of the troops, and all
the officers at once resigned. Then the
privities resigned, and now the Slate is
entirely dependent upon thecivil authori
iies lor the preservation of order. Great
uneasiness Is felt, especially In tbe
smaller towns. Missouri is almost as
illiberal as Georgia, which not only ap
propriates nothing for tbe support of her
militia, but orders them out for annual
inspection st their own expense.
The Chicago News says: “John Sher
man has started on a tour of the Southern
States. It will he remembered that some
years ago his brother made an extensive
trip in the same locality and attracted a
good deal of attention at the time.” Yes,
he attracted a good deal of attention, but
he was not popular. A better idea of bis
brother John’s popularity can be ob.
mined after he makes his Nashville
Much trouble has been experienced - In
obtaining a jury for the trial of t’leary,
the New York hoodie Alderman. Many
who were summoned were found to be
abjeotiy ignorant, while others were too
stupid to understand ordinary English.
Instead of wasting sympathy on the
South it would he well for the Northern
philanthropists to raise a fund for tbe
spread of education in New York.
The scheme now pending in the New
Y’ork Legislature to build an elevated
railway in Broadway, New Y’ork city,
meets wftb strong opposition from resi
dents of that street. Too city ought to
buve one great thoroughfare unobstructed I
by elevated toads.
Should Flock by Himself.
Fr m the Mnnchetter Union ( Dem.)
Samuel J. Randall ought not to be placed at
the hea l of any commit ee in ihe next House.
He is nther a Republican or belongs to a
party of his own, and if the Republicans do
not want him, fence him off by himself and
lethim kick.
Rfddleberger's Chestnut Bell.
/'ram the yew Yorfc W >rld (Dem.)
If the Republican majority in the next
Senate should depend upon Riddlcbcrger’s
vote, the playful Virginian will doubtless he
allowed plenty of freedom in toying wiih his
chestnut hell, a wouderful mag.c lurks in
the baiance of power.
Can’t Be Regulated In a Lodge Meeting.
From the Mite uri Republican {Dem.)
A Knight of Labor newspaper is to be
founded in Philadelphia, the intention being
io publish it simultaneously iu a dozen differ
ent cities Tins will cost sometiiing, but it
will be worth a great ileal in experience.
Such a journalistic undertaking would teach
the noble order that the world can’t bs regu
lated in a lodge meeting.
Another Rotten Limli Sawed Off.
From the Seta York Herald i/ad.)
Foreigners own about 20.000.000 acres of
land iu different pans of Ihe United States—
dial is, au area very ncsrly equal to that of
lieland. Mr. Clev. land has signed a bil:
which prohibts any further purchase by
aliens. W e have no more land than we need
for ourselves, and alien ownership is an un
mitigated evil. Another rotten limb sawed
Let us then be up and kicking, working
ouly as we like; give the independent scab a
lickiug. learn to boycott and to strike -Rue
ton 7 < ante ipt.
Husband—No, my dear, you can’t have it.
You don’t need anew dress any more than a
cat needs i wo tails.
Wife—Well, dear, perhaps I don’t. But
don’t you think a kitten would be a great deal
happier if she had two tails?— J anal or
Eduruti 71.
Tennyson tellq us that, “m the spring the
young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts
of love.” That may have been the case forty
years ago. Nowadays the average young
man wonders whether it will be cheaper to
get anew suit or to redeem the one he p.aced
in pawn last fall.— Lowell Citizen.
Washington Editor (to reporter)—ln
your report of the funeral you make no men
tion of the costume worn by the widow of the
Reporter—No, sir.
Editor—Well, that sort of (bing won’t
do. Wa-hingtou people want all the news.—
The Sun.
“Why do you wear your low-necked dre3s
to the theatre?” asked a sensible woman of
her butterfly sister.
“To please the men, of .course.” was the
vain reply. v
“And don’t you t"hiuk vpu would succeed
bel ter,” said the other, “if vYut removed your
hat instead of jour waist?”— The. Judge.
“Temperature.”—Mrs. Purl-sett (nee
Gamp)—Please, sir, I want one o’ them tlium
—urn—things, yer know, sir, asre'ggykites the
’cat of a room ”
Chemist—Thermomeier, you menu, ma’am.
1 suppose.
Mrs. P.—eagerly)—Ye4, sir, that's it, sir
\nd if joU’p be s’mttd.'bir. to set it to "sixtv
llve,” cause that’s what the doctor save i f m
to keep tile room at.”— runol,.
“How much did you give for ttiat new cob
of y urs. Browu?”
“How much do you owe for him, then?”
“I hel,eve it’s six hundred or so.”
“Good gracious! That’s a ripping price,
isn’t- it?”
“X have an idea that it is myself. But ir it
gives Nnafll ■ any pleasure to debit me with it,
I’m sure I don’t mind.”—/, wnT jna.
Hep. Invitation.—
in the parlor .heeaproce sitting— „
SitHng by the firelight's glow.
Quickiy were th ■ minutes llitting,
Till at last he rose to go!
With h s overeats ’ she puttered,
From her eye-escaped a tear—
“ Must yon go so soou?” she muttered,
“Won’t you stay to breakfast, dear?”
“Yop do not look very well, my poor man,”
said a iady to a tramp to whom sue was hand
ing something to eat.
“No, ma’am , I do, not,” he answered. “I
neglected to tase my annual hath last sum
mer and I run suffering nowjpr my careiess
ness. I kept jnitupg-itoHjinpßjhe weather
became too cold.',T Bi.<. Ittoivs Con, ma’am
the evil of proerit-f nffifcf: A aft let, me add
ihat if you havodtaAtyAiMnihiliW. given poor
tramp asms!) drop of soiqetliing lo keep him
warm, now is the lime tv do ft. Do not be
ike me. ma’am! Do not procrastinate amt
afterward carry around with rod a chestful
■ f remorse and regret. Be warped, madam,
by one who repents at the eleventh h ,ur ”
Tots admonition was too strong lor the Indy
to withstand, and she inmiedi ttelv went iuto
i ho house ami hr light the trump out a cup of
weak tea, steaming hot.— ti , \ urler.
Mas-. Henry Ward Beecher is left with
something like $150,000.
Sen ator Plumb, ot Kansas, is said to be
about the ablest money-maker in Congress.
Mrs. James Brown Potter will make her
debut s Ann Silvester in fne play of “Man
and Wife.”
Gen. Vilas says that our postal revemws
for J 88 werb the greatest in the history of
any government.
Horace Greeley’s sister Amanda. 73 years
old. has just been stricken with paralvsts at
Spring Creek. I’a.
Ex-Gov. Curtin is said to be an applicant
for tire Mexican mis-iou. Ilia friend,- claim
ihat lie Is not at all susceptible to rarefied air.
The Virginia Knights of Pythias are col
met! ug a fund to erect a mcuumentto • Stone
wall” Jackson upon thq halt elie it of Clian
celiorsvtlle, where be was mortally wounded.
The report that the President and Mrs.
Cleveland are about to make a trip to the
Soffi.h is denied, no trip of the land bavin"
been planned.
Miss Marik Decua, of Washington, ht*s
been singing in London before the Duke o.
Cambridge and other persons of distinction
with great success. Iler progress has been

Hayden. Helen Danvrny's manager. lia
offered Col. Robert G. I gersoli SSOO a night to
play “Falsinil.” lngersoll Is very fond ol
the stage, and often sms that he regrets tint'
he did not adopt it as his profession instead of
the law.
There has been a generous rivalry in
Washington society tins winter between the
daughters of the two Oregon senator*. Miss
Mitchell ha* iieen noted for her beau'iful
fare, ami Miss Dolph for the symmetry of her
llgure. " inch one ha* Hie greatest personal
charm is still an open question.
Patti was in St. Paul the other day and
gave a concert. After Bhe had sung ‘'Home
Sweet Home" a prominent citizen m promi
nent seat arose and went out, He did not go
to get a clove. Ha went uecau*e. as he said
he never expected to hear Patti again, ami
••lie always wanted to remember her with the
melody of that song ringing in Ins snul."
. Lafakok. the celebrated artist, mnrried a
granddaughter of Commodore Perry. She
a a* and is io-Uav a verv beautiful woman,
and has never Imd more ardent admirers tiion
her children. They take the deepest delight
in seeing her arrayed for a reception or other
social event, and speak of "how pretty mother
looked" with the utmost enthusiasm to their
John E. I,ovki.i,, of Wnterbury, Conn., was
formerly a teacher of Henry Ward Beecher.
Some years ago Mr. Beecher said, in .New
iiuven: "1 wa* one of Mr. Lovell’s pupils,
and i am tree to any that w hatever of oratory
1 possess worthy of notice I owe it all io Mr.
Lovell.” Mr. Lovell, who Is now H 2 years oi
age, says that a number or times in Ins old
ago lie Inis received substantial presents from
Sir. Beecher.
Bf.crk.taky ENOirorr is now having wires
laid in the War Department building, which
will connect the enlrunce doors with (he ele
valor. The instant the Secretary arrives at
the department Ilia watchman on duty will
touch the annunciator. The “elevator man'’
thus signalled will at once bring Hie eleva or
to the ground floor ready for Mr. Endicolt to
step right in, without pausing to ring the bell
Use lesser u ortsls.
William Smith, Governor of Virginia
more than forty years ago and again In |sj
Is suid to be dying, lie is general!' known as
••Extra Biliy Smith." a nickname obtained
from a demand he made on the government
for extra coni|ieuaal!oit for carrying muds
from Waslilngion io Milledgeville. Ga. lie
Is now 90 years of age, and lias passed a life
of gr at political ncllvity. He was noted for
hi* bravery during the civil war.
Prepared for Anything; id thi Country.
From ties R *t n U•ratd.
The actors in Miss Fortescue’s company are
telling a rather amusing story about that
lady’s sister, who is traveling with the or
ganization. When thev were playing re
cently in Buffa o, the younger Miss Fortescue
came on Wednesday morning to s e *ihe
manager, and expressed a desire to run down
that afternoon, with her mother, and vi-it
Niagara Falls. The manager \va- afraid some
unforeseen delay might occur to prevent the
lady’s return in time for the evening’s per
formance, and he said: ”lt would be quite
u-eless for you to go to-day. The falls are
not visible on Wednesdays.”
•‘lndeed! And why not?”
“Thev always turn thewateroff on Wed
“How extraordinary,” responded Miss For
tescue, and went away quite satisiied with
the explanation.
The Schoo Marin.
See where she comes a-down ihe 1 ane.
With gladness in her laughing eye,
And in her hand the rattan cane
Will murder laughter by and by.
Young love lurks in her merry tone,
And nestle" in her roguish looks,
And long, hand, crooked questions moan
And sob and sniffle in her books.
Her dimpled hand, that seeks the curl
Coquetting with her graceful head.
Can make a boy’s ears ring and whirl.
And makes the boy wish he were dead.
How much she knows, this blooming rose
Of human will and human won’t;
One wonder is, how much she knows.
The other is, how much she don’t.
Sweet pedagogue. I envy not
The merry bovs who greet thv e.all;
Thy mother cuffed my ears, good wot,
When she was young and I was small.
K her! J. Burdette.
Lncky Inv-m ui ant*.
Front the Boston J' urn'll.
The. life dream of a Lowell lady has been
that Iho number 372,<51 was to he her lucky
number Some years ago she invested a small
amountof monav in letters patent bearing
the favorite number 272,751. Site claims the
pureha e was made to assist the inventor,
who lost his health in the late war, rather
ttian for her own speculation, notwithstand
ing her be ict in the number. After years of
patient waiting she has been assured by some
of ihebest judges in the State that she had
chosen the lucky number, as it appears to
day that the goods which this patent covers
are of cons idrrable value. A Pennsylvania
manufacturer tells the story of the inventor
of a multiple or rolls or trucks used under the
bottom of railroad cars between the truck
frame and the body of the car. The inventor
became pressed for funds and desired
a loan of *lOO, assigning his patent as
security. Out of sympathy the manufacturer
gave him the money, never expecting, as he
-ays, to ever get a dime of it back, and threw
the patent papers aside in his safe, where they
lay undisturbed for ien years. One day a
lawyer of his acquaintance railed at his office
and inqnired*if he ever lioiight a patent on
friction rolls for a railroad car. After reflect
mg a moment he told him that about ten years
before he had loaned an inventor some money
on a car patent, but tie didn’t ever expect to
hear from it again. The lawyer told him hat
this patent was being used on almost every
ear now being built, and a large revenue could
be collected. 'Terms were soon negotiated for
collecting evidence of ir fringemeni; so that
the loaning of $lOO to help out the distressed
inventor h onghthim more money than all his
other business.
Information for Infirm Capitalists
From the Chic'jt He raid.
Just ns the hour for winding up the day’s
transactions in the Stock Board was sounding
from Trinity tower. *a well-dressed man
emerg'd from an “exchange” in lower
Broadway and started to cross the siuew r alk.
He was old and rheumatic. A heavy cane in
his right hand helped t > steady his feeble
steps. He had reached the middle of ihe walk
when-a man making liis way rapidly up town
ran against him vt dent y. The rheumatic
legs quivered, theeabe and left arm waived
wildly in the air, and ihe unfortunate man
would surely have fidlen had n t another
man. a blue-no-ed, seenv, Ft fd-looki g speci
man, started forward and seiz-d him. The
effort wa- successful amt the rheumatic gen
tleman gladly accepted the proffer of forth r
a-sistance in crossing the slippery sreet.
When he was safely on the other side and in
the doorwavof the restaurant to which he
was bound, he turned to hie assistant and
“k ou have done me a considerable favor,
my man. and I thank you. It would have
been a dangerous fall.”
"I’m sure you're very welcome, sir,” re
sponded the other, taking off his bat.
Thp well-dressed m&n was fumbling in his
“You look cold,” he said, “and hungry,
aren't you?”
“Yes, sir.” eagerly, “and I hain’t got no
place to sleep, nor uo money to get me any
“Well, here, get yourself something to eat
and drink, too,” and the rheumatic man
slipped a piece of silver into the outstretched
hand and disappeared.
The recipient bowed and scraped, and
turning, walked slowly up the street. He
had not gone far when be met the one who
had caused the collision coining down. He
had got over hit hurry, and greeted the blue
nosed hero with the laconic: “Lidyou work
him?” ,
“Fifty cents,” was the response.
Tbcollider took the coin, applied Ins teeth
and added:
“It’s good, blit the devil of it is, Bobby, we
can’t playuhat game very often. li’b clev.
but dangerous.”
Con found i rig Story Tellers.
Frr.ru the Aetv York Sun .
The late Col. Scott of the War Records
Office, who died on Saturday, often confound
ed many a story teller. It was he who had
tne documents at his elbow to furnish the ex
act truth in regard to every battle and cam
paign, and every order or report in regard to
them. To him went a host of people who
wanted light on the war. A few weeks be
fore his death Col. Scott said: “T here are in
numerable calls on me iron officers on both
sides for exact information about various
movements uml eng igemouts Most of them
and a) with personal affairs. Some fellow who
led a Scout wants to hunt up a report where
his name is mentioned. A Major General is
not often any more sure of facts twenty-live
years old than a private, am! a dispute Willi
a bl ither officer scuds both here for ihe rec
ord. It not infrequently happens that, I un
wittingly dual S"me of my best friends cruel
blows. A Western Senator came here a year
or so ago and got documents from me that
made Admiral Porter iidiculously imagina
tive. where everybody supposed he was pre
cisely historical, in regard to President Lin
coln’s visit to lithnioud at I lie son- nd r, and
an allege interview en route wth Duff
Greco. The greati r part of the story turned
out to be H> tun. One day an old officer came
r i iu, and. in an excited tone, ex
• Have vou said I was not in the second
batt'e uf Bull Run?”
" ’No, not exactly that,’ I said,
“’Wcli. B *b Scott. 1 was lo'd that yon said
so, and t came in here to put daylight through
you if you stuck to it.”
“ ‘Oil. uo.’ I tended, laughing, •! never said
vou were notin that wattle. What I said was
that vou yourseli, iu an official report dated
the day of the battle, had said you were in
the Cumberland vallev, a hundred mhos from
Ceiitreville and Bud It u.’
“llis eyes looked dizzy and his face was a
most of cocslrrnation.
What I lapeed a bell.culled
a clerk, who brought lift officer’s official re
port, and there In his own handwriting over
bis signature. In black anil whl'e, was his
own w rd that he. was not at Bull Run. Ho
read the report through twice in si coco, so
solid you could slice it. Then he took ins hat,
and, without a word, arose and left the
“A prominent, officer of mv acquaintance
has described often in my hearing, wit li g eat
minuteness, the battle of the Monitor aud ihe
Merrimac. lie told die story as an eye-wit
ness, described Ins held glass and the Dulut
of observation. 1 paid no attention to the
iniiUeruhlll I had heard Ihe t ile twice. Then
I became curious and hunted up ihe official
reports made by this officer. I found that If
he saw the Monitor and Merrimac in that
battle his field glass was a most powerful
one. He never saw the Monitor and Merri
mao fight, but was at. Falls Church the day of
the battle, if his own reports are to be be
lieved. There is a good deal of fiction in our
war stories.
“The greatest num'-er of inqntr es a 1 out
war history.” said Col. Scott, “conic from
the South. The Johuuies fought well, and, in
the absence of a good deal else to give them
satisfaction, take great pleasure in their
fighting. Nearly all the prominent Confed
erate "Ulcers have visited tills oul building,
and hardly • day passes that wo do not re
ceive had a dozen letters from Southerners
asking forlninrmaHo".
A SMOKF.K prvseuo> n,s open cigar case to
his neighbor ou the rigut. “Thanks, I don’t
smoke.” He than turua to h ■ neighbor on
ihe left. “I don’t smoke, much obliged,”
Ills niic whispers In hi- ear- ”Aro you going
to offer one I o the C ipta II?” “No, love, he
smokes—l know he duel!”—7 As Judge
The new steamships that are being built in
English ship-yards are to be fitted with trip e
expansion engines. T his pattern of engines
effects a saving of from 18 to 25 per cunt, in
the Consumption of fuel.
A young man of Kansas Citfr was playing
a guitar the other evening and a lurgfe rat
came into the room, aeeminglv well p eased
with the music. It slowly approached the
player unti very near, and then after listen
ing for some time slowly went away.
In a trial before a Justice of the Peace at
Lead City. Dak., the plaintiff, during the
temporary absence of the court, whipped Ihe
defendant, while the attorneys kept Hie
crowd back so they could fight. The court
then returned and the trial proceeded.
Tae stories of clergymen who go through
the service for one auditor reminds one of a
case in Eastern Connecticut. The auditor in
this ease was a young lady, a member of tlie
clergyman’s family. He not only went
thr ugh ihe entire service for her sole benefit,
but r ad to her a notice of a change in the
time of meeting "f the Young Women’s Guild,
which she had herself handed to him.
Farmer Plaud. near San Miguel, Cal.,
hearing that his daughter, who was in the
town, was about to run away with a railroad
hand, drove into town, got his daughter, and
started for home w lth her. The young man
hired a fast horse, followed and overtook the
old man. and made him give up the girl at the
point of the pi-toi. The two went back to
sa i Miguel together, and Mr. Plaud drove
home alone.
There are in the different parts of Russia
theatres for Little Ru-sians, Poles, Germans,
Swedes, Finns. Esthoniatis. Letts. Georgians,
Armenians, and Jews. To these a theatre
for Tartars has just been added at Tlflis. in
w hich both actors nnd audience are Mussul
mans, and to which women are only admit
led as a rare exception. The actors are dither
uon-Mus-uunaus, or the female role is repre
sented by men.
The fifteen members from Alsace-Lorraine
can do little more in the Reichstag than vote
against Prince Bismarck's measures. It was
suggested to ame mher of the Reichstag that
possibly theAlsaee-Lorrainersmight attempt
something like the Parnei ite tactics in the
House of Commons. “You forget that Prince
Bismarck is not an Englishman,” was the re
ply. “He allows no foolishness, especially
from men With French names.”
E. B. Davis, while putting up telephone
wires in Detroit, seized a working wire and
received a shock that knocked him from the
pole to an adjoining roof. He was not harmed
iiy the fa I. but found that the wire had
burned a groove across the palm of his hand
clear to fhe bone. Not a drop of blood was
drawn, and on the sides of the groove the
fie h was seared. The hand gave him no
pain, and he was at work next day.
A Sheboygan, Mich., widow, after mourn
ing ten days for her dear departed, sought
consolation in a second marriage. She didu’t
find it, though, for it is said that ever since
the wedding the ghost of the dead husband
has been m king things lively for the honev
mooners, who have already’ moved sever’a
times, but are unable to escape the spirit,
which rattles windows, groaus, shakes the
doors, and makes himself generally very dis
A German botanist has discovered a
source of brandy and alcohol in the poppy.
It appears that the pulp which covers the
poppy t eed contains saccharine matter, which,
after due ferrr.eniution and distillation, pro
duces a kind of brandy of an agreeable flavor.
As this pulp has been hitherto thrown awav.
the discovery, it is said, affords poppy plan
ters an opportunity of rea izing more profit
from their crops without a very great ex
penditure of capital.
, Last summer a Pennsylvanian saw a lot of
his neighbor’s hens in his wheat field, and.
taking down his shotgun, he killed most of
them. Then he added insult to injury by
suing the chicken owner for S3O for damage
done by the fowls, and he won the case and
recovered the money. The neighbor in turn
pro.-eenied the chicken slayer under a stat
ute for''killing aud maiming iiii&estic ani
mals,” and the Judge has decided that the
hiding was justiliaule.
Twenty-five years ago Simon Thrall, a
well-to-do farmer living near Dayton, 0.,
wanted to take ills 4-year-old child to church
with him Sunday. The child was c nvales
eitig from a long illness aud its mother ob
jecied to its going out. A quarrel ensued be
tween husband and wife, resulting in their
saying hitler tl 1 igs to one another. It was
heir first and ast quarrel, for neither one
husspoxeti a word tt> tne other since.although
four children have been born to them in the
I)r. P. M. Wise, Superintendent of the
Willard Insane Asylum, relates amusing in
cidents: Sip h as the story of the doctor who
gave a woman a prescription for pieurodvg
mia, saying, “Put this to your side;” and 'the
palient, Instead of obtaining the prescribed
piaster, put the prescription on the affected
side and recovered. Dr. John Brown, of lit
erary fame, mentions an instance where he
g ive a laboring man a prescription, saying.
“Take that.” The patient returned in a few
days hearty and well, a> ter literally taking
the prescription, that is the paper.
Belgium is going ahead. She has intro
duced the idea at charity bazars of holding
“A Beauties’ Show,” divided into twosec
tions. town end country lasses. Prizes are in
jewelry. All girls entering for competitkn
must pay a fee. The first p ize winner is au
thorized to wear ihe champion “necklace”
pending r wctvfi nu n hs. The chain is in gold,
llattish links, with ihe wearer s likeness in a
locket suspended therefr in. On tho complc
turn of hi r year of glorv she is presented with
the locket, and her uame and date is engraved
on one of the links to mark each queen of
beauty’s reign. Tne nrr.iugemcn eimitu
lie a little on the line of the Lord Mayor of
London’s official chain.
Jean Paul Kichstkr surroundeil himself
with pets as If they were the necessaries of
tne. A favorite poodle accompanied him in
all his journeyings. anil must not be ex
cluded from any house where he en ervd
‘•Love ine, love my dog ” His bird- hop. <;l i
over Ihe page on which he wis writing, lu;
nailing the wid e with suspended pen and
continuing patience un it they should puss.
A fame squirrel sn< upon his shimmer in lii.-
nalks about town; and once, at the christen
ing of a friend's hi il, where .lean I'nul was
to stand godfather, having forgotten to leave
ihe creature behind, he was obliged to put i;
iu Ins pocket, and with difficulty prevented
his escape with his left, while with his right
baud aud arm he held tho liabe.
Among those converted during a recent re
vival at liuutiugiou, Pa., was a young
news-boy. whose disposition to client ai.d
swindle hi- customers was well known in ihat
part of the town in widen his beat was loca
ted. H iviug decided to become a Christian,
the wicaed news-boy went around to the pri
ons who had incurred Ids hatred and begged
their pard u. Then he sold nut his interest
iu a ro ier-skating rink, which he and several
men had purclia-cd, becuu-e he beneve i it
helne ito ad o and .Satan in Ins ungodly plan-,
and also dispo-ed of liis Sunda, new-paper
list, bebevlng that the -ahbalh required hi
servloe- in more eunobdug woik. Having
done this he went to tlie Me in.diet Churcn,
p cseuteu himself at the altar and was taken
into the fold.
Herbert, the 8-vear-old son of 11. R. An
thony, of Reading, is sanj by the Eagle of that
city tu have a curious pet iu the shape of a
terrapin, which often amuses visitors by its
upp rent taste for music. If anyone whis
tles, sings or plays the violin or guitar, toe
terrapin apparently strains iis head a- fur
out of it- sh, li as possible, anil moves toward
the performer. When the pet’s owner come*
near it, it draws in its legs and head. The
terrapin h is its own particular corner in
winch it stays. If taken 10 any other part m
tlie room It will waddle around until u find*
Us. wn place, which is the north we-t corner
or the kitchen. Il drinks bur once every two
days, and will only eat raw beef every third
and cy. It will uo Slav near the stove or where
there is in null warmth.
AN old salt recently visited tho editor of a
Martiia’s Vineyard paper, ad pours I ink*
the latter’s willing ear tne following talo of
Hie sea; “I was in the good ship aurprist
crossing the Western ocean. A spunking
breeze wa* driving ihe ship home at n mosi
lively rule, everything drawing how and
aim . when the painfulcry, ’Man overboard!’
startled the ship’s company. The Gsptaiti
came .m deck, nnd looking over tlie tall an
at the rapidlv receding object, and then ob
serving the go i.l speed the snip wn* making,
s ■ til in a pious voice: 'Poor fellow! G dliel.
bun. 1 in s r v for Idm. hut we must lake
advantage oi t ns breeze n thr interns of tin
owners.’ Just then a -uilor whoh.nl been m
the lookout ran a*t and said: ‘Captum, u
wa* me a man but It’s a bog.’ ‘Aha.’ said
the Gaptain , ‘hard a-port, back the mam
yard, clear sway the boat au I save that
liog!’” „
Making pemfter.
PreparodTrlthetrict regard to Parity, Strength and
Heal thf ulnesx. Dr. Price’s Dakin? Powder contains
no Ammonift,Lttne,Alum or Phosphates. Dr. Price’*
Extracts, Vanilla, Lemon, etc., flavor deliciously.
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO. Chicago and St Ltrjl*
___ Prig
B. F. McKenna & Co.*;
New Parasds and Mrellas!
WE will exhibit on MONDAY MORNING
an eiegant line of the above, goods, con
sisting of LADIES’ PARASOLS and SUN
UMBRELLAS in Colored Satin and Sik
striped and Checked, Plain aud Trimmed
Pongee and Coaching Parasols. Plain Black
Satin. Lace Trimmed and Shot Silk Lined
Ptrasols. Plain Black and Puritan Silk Sun
Umbrellas in Gold Mounted aud other stylish
Handles: also, a full line of GENTLEM' Vs
BRELLAS in Gold, Silver and Oxidized
Handles. The prices, all of which, will bear
the strictest scrutiny.
New EfliSroiSsiifis aid Laces!
Fine Swiss, Namsook. Mull and Cambric
Edgings, Flouncing- and Skirting-, al-o Nain
sook. Camoric, Swiss and Mull E kings. In
sertions, F’louncings and Skirtings to match.
One case of Cambric Edgings, ranging in
wuitn from to 5 inches, at 25c per vard;
would be cheap at 85c. Oriental, Torchon,
Spanish, Guipure, Medici, and all the other
styles of Laces and Insertions.
IVe call special attention to our new line of
Imported Sateens, in sodd colors, and figures
to ma’cb. These goods must be seen to b<
In these goods we have always several
special lots worth examining. This week we
will close out three lots of Colored border
Plain White and Black Border Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs at 10c, 160 and 21c.
47 dozen Mii-ses* Solid Black regular made
Hose at 25c.
28 dozen Misses’ French Hose, formerly
sold at 50c and OGo, reduced to 25c.
©rlrotal (Traint.
Oriental Cream, or Magical Beantifler,
Remove* Tan, Tlmcle*
Cfj 0 „|fK iFacklea, Moth--lltekat,
Tl “:: ud akin diwaaM
"■ m go • iffiylßP*J|n arerj blmi*h on baaaty,
• * Ud def.ea detect ien. It
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K * %a /aSrl in-r the prep**
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BBt naotha, o*tre H .retry 4y A lie Pandra RuMU* lamavaa anparfluani
fcnlr without injury to the *-n. .
FERD. T. HOPKINS, Manager, 4* Bo>4
Street, N Y.
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N**a. Oana-'M ui Comm. 7T IWwara af haa*
hr Mitfi MJ 9N*f af V w aUi* m aaa
Queen of beauth
Is the moftt delicate and
mC -fty Bein' Iflrr oft he complexion in tj
VitvA* world, rthasnorquof.
iHy’W to the matron the freshn** J
TANARUS, Hr youthful maidenhood. Hie ’
II f ordinary looking lady I* HJf .
y f ** fctnfcinjdy benufifijl hy Kinr
application. IhikHp e.e
cfpt in it ’ t? - v ' s ",
all l!nr a-:d pi-.r*fle t e jv.
a* and rendf.r:t it isoit and JJT*
v ibirrn of fli anf v M
tirtdy “r. >v* tl-pu. cure,' *nd T
*RPTCTTDT or ConcsTifA. Wai-ranteU free from ' ■
iflmtith, amentc, or chalk fcorm v'nly used).
tended bv physicians and chcmirt* ftar its purity.
lartcnt, It with a fow drops of ammonia. Any cn 1 J
oti’eated, which turns dark, ehouldho iuatuu^ tly r j
s poisonous. Ele.'pnf’y put up in white, flmh, an
InU. Price, sf.oo per bottle. Sold by
ootift do :ler3 Ovcry ■ he-r. Sealed circular*, •cf"
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Stato ft Monroe Sts. CHICAGO, i.l
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A,"Am Kltif ILuitirstioiia il.-acrlhpiic m C—
every r lie if required brli*ul ' iJoR
JHBM or lruiu Corp* lucludiuK
If VI palrinK Mat* riala.
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tii Major'* Tsotlcx,
a buleoiwd Liat f Baas Music.
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hair falling, imd Is
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