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Mrxtinos—Palestine Commandery No. 7,
SrxciAL Nottc**—Emporium for HeaTy
Wagon* and Trucks; Special Notices, Davis
Bros.; The New Home Art Exhibit; Town
send; Celebrated Hare Maggie Cloud for
aboard Stov*s and Ranoes—Corn well A
Coast Line Railboad — Schedule for Sun
Cheat Column Advxrtisxments—Help
Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Bent;
Tor Sale; Reward; Persona 1 .; Board; Mis
Builders’ and Household Ware—Lovell
A Lattimore.
True Blue Chewing Tobacco—M. Mendel
A Bro., Sole Agents.
Proposals—To Bridge Builders.
Rich and Exclusive Styles—At Eck
Ni* Goods in all Departments—a. B.
Altmayer A Cos.
Auction Sales—Delightful Summer Place,
by I. D. LaKoche’g Sons.
jjiJE’The spiritualistic medium who will
‘Baterialize a railroad rumor will deserve
• monument of sounding brass.
V The people of the United States profess
tehave a contempt for Princes, but when
l&e Prince of Wales expresses approval
<if an actress they are willing to accept
; bar as an artiste.
a#* The race between tae Coronet and the
has given a great impetus to
Yachting. Whatever may be the condi
tion of the navy of this country bar
Mtehts beat all the world.
Woman suffrage is making dummies of
the men in Kansas. It Is feared that they
will soon be denied ali privileges except
that of listening to oriti-usins on the latest
wtyles in bonnets and dresses.
An exchange says that “Tanglevrood
Tales” is the most popular boor In pro
hibition Atlanta. Judging by the police
reports one would think that “Tanele
foot Tales” would be the most popular.
In Baltimore it has lust been developed
that at the election In that city last fall
several men who were dead were record
ed as voting. This is not a surprising
• thing to occur in a city whose politics is
as corrupt a* the politics of Baltimore is.
la The number of Presidential post offices
•IB the United Bla’e-t is ‘2,340. So lar
T , r*eld>ni Cleveland has removed 2,140
Bepublieaa pos’masters, and has ap
pelated Democrats in their places, 'ibis
doesn’t look like tardiness in turnlog the
xascals out.
Secretary Bayard will have to marry in
self defense. The New York papers an
nounce that Miss Markoe, bis alleged
fiance. Is the guest of Mrs. G. Kidd in
that city, and that preparations for the
wedding are progressing rapidly. The
earns patters say that the wedding will
take place in New York very soon.
Texas is building her new capitoi of
Texas granite and marble. Georgia is
building bora of what a member of the
General Assembly calls “owlightic”
limestone, broughtfrom a Western State.
Th Louisville Courier-Journal says that
Texas’ use of home material means that
•be is “in the middle of a good fix.”
Georgia, then, must be in the middle of a
bad fix.
London is excited over a curious case
•f prolonged sleep. A French commer
elal traveler named Cbauffat went to
•leep two weeks ago and bag not yet
awakened. He laughs and talks in bis
.Bleep, but all efforts to get him to open
,bla eyes have failed. He is thought to be
.1b a cataleptic condition. His long sleep
was originally caused by drinking too
much strong liquor.
The Savannah base bail nine may find
It profitable to correspond with "Mr. J.
iJ. Smith,” of Kansas City, Mo. A few
•day* ago Mr. A. J. Spalding, Presidentof
the Cbioago Base Ball Club, received a
letter from “Mr. J. J. Smith,” in which
As said: “I would like to have a job as
ior one of the base ball olubs. 1
was mascot for the Cowboys last sesson.
Otate your terms and salarr.” No base
ball nine is complete without a mascot.
A.D old manager says that tho best mascot
Is a temperance pledge to which is at
tached the signature of every member or
the nin* :
The attempt of young Washington Se
jligman to commit euieide in Florida is
•till the sensation in New York. It is al
leged that be was engaged to marry a
young lady to whom bis family objected,
and that be was 6ent to Florida to get him
out of the way. Ue advised the young
lady to sue him for abandonment, but
Papa Bellgman compromised the suit and
defeated its object. Young Hellgiuan has
9200,000 in bis own right. It is strange
that a man with that much money would
attempt to commit sulolde. He ought to
bave put bis money in bis pocket and run
away with tho young lady.
As far as the Salvation Arinv is con
cerned Louisville is out or the swim.
Three weeks auo a captain and a lieuten
ant arrived in that city aud announced
that they intended to make it a perman
ent recruiting station. They rented a
halt over a negro saloon, but exactly
one week alter they departed. Tbev ex
plained that they could not sucoeed iu
Louisville, because there was too much
competition. The base bßli season had
Just opened, and the average citizen ol
Louisville refused to waste time at a Hal
ration Army meeting when be oouid
“euee” the umpire from a seat In tbe
4/aod stand
The Secret of Mr. Cleveland's Suc
The hostility to Mr. Cleveland in bis
own party is much less marked than it
! was a few months ago. The number ol
| Democrats of prominence who express
dissatisfaction with him through the me
dium of the convenient interviewer is
growing smaller. Even those who in
i dulge in little flings at him are careful to
say that they think be will be the party’s
standard-bearer again.
About all the hostility that has ever been
shown towards him has resulted from his
refusal to ignore bis own and his party’s
pledges respecting the civil service law.
Politicians who expected to control cer
tain offices, and office-seekers who failed
to get the offices they wanted were dis
appointed and angry, and gave expres
sion to their feelings in words that the
enemies of the Democratic party were
glad to put into print with the hope of
making a breach between the President
and his party.
A sober second thought has convinced
the great majority of even those who were
most bitter in their hostility that the
course of the President with respect to
the offices has benefited rather than
harmed tbs party. What the people want
is honest ana eecnomioal government.
They do not care about the little one
borae poet offices and olerksbips which
the average politician prizes so highly.
They want the thieves turned out of office
and puntabed and an end put to corrup
tion. They will Ignore party ties to sun
port a man who ia honest and determined
to do what is right without regard to cot
sequencse, and they will retain in power
a p arty that keeps Its pledges.
The political history of this country ie
full of instance* where the dominant
party was overthrown because tne
opposition was led by those who bad made
a record lor integrity in public affairs.
Mr. Tilden was able to overwhelmingly
defeat the dominant party in New Y'ork,
and, that too, without the assistance of a
single Federal or State official, because
he bad made a record as a ring smasher
and the enemy of thieves in high places.
Mr. Cleveland was nominated for Presi
dent and elected because he had been
true to the people and their interests.
Integrity In public as well as in private
affairs has its rewards, and Mr. Cleve
land, if be has not been governed in bis
course hv sincere convictions of right,
has beeD shrewd enough to see that If he
stood by :he people they would stand by
him. A sincere devotion to the public
welfare neTer falls to touch the heart of
the masses, and they are quick to detect
false pretenses and false logic.
Mr. Cleveland has made mistakes, but
public confidence in the integrity ot his
purposes remains unshaken. The mut
tering* of discontented politicians have
not weakened his hoid upon the peopde.
The unbiassd statement of the National
Civil Service Retorm League a few days
ago that where the civil service reform
rules have been adhered to strictly there
the Democratic party has grown stronger,
and in the few localities where
these rules have been broken by
by the persistence of aggressive party
leaders the party has lost ground, eni
puasises the wisdom of Mr. Cleveland’s
course. If he is renominated, and the
indications are that he will be, it will not
he because he has shown himself to boa
great statesman or a great President,
but because he has Impressed the people
with the belief that he is au honest man
and alms to administer the government
solely in their Interest.
A Tariff Ilcformer.
'There is no doubt that Mr. Fairchild,
the new Secretary of the Treasury, is a
firm believer in tariff reform. As be is a
man of positive opinions he will push the
laiiff reform policy of the Democratic
party lo the front whenever tbe oppor
tunity presents itself.
There ia every reason to think that he
will make an able Secretary. He was
acting Secretary lor several months be
fore bis promotion, and tbe I’resideni had
a lair opportunity io judge ol his capaci
ty as an administrator, executive officer
and financier. His successful discharge
of the duties of Secretary doubtless se
cured him his appointment to the Becre
taryship. If be proves to be as able a
m an as it is believed be is, he will assist
very materially in advancing the tariff'
reform cause. His recommendations
will have weight and will help to guide
The Democratic party for its own wel
fare is bound to do something in tbe di
rection oi tariff' reform. 'The country is
about tired of promises. It wants to see
the promises fulfilled. If nothing is done
du ring the present Congress toward re
ducing the tariff the impression that
either the Democratic, party 1* not sin
cere in Us tariff reform utterances or
that it cannot make good its promises
will take a pretty firm hold of the publlo
mind. In either case tbe effect will be
damaging to it. Mr. Fairchild can do
bis party great servico by making the
most of his opportunities to reduce and
reform tho tariff.
The merchants of Canada are very
much afraid of tbe retaliation bill passed
by the last Congress. They tear that
President Cleveland will soon enforce it,
and, In consequence, they are ’shipping
goods to the United States in large quan
tities. The exportations to the United
States during the first quarter ofthe pres
ent year amounted iu value to $300,000,
an increase over the same quarter last
year of nearly $160,000. Troubl* bet ween
tbe United States and Canada is not at
ali probable. The two countries have too
much in common to permit of a serious
It may surprise tbe I’hiladelphia Press
and a few other unreconstructed haters
ol tho South, but this scotion is not
auxious that tbe old ship Hartford
shall be condemned. The Historic ves
sel now lies at Maro Island, Cal. It will
cost SIOO,OOO to repair her. It may be
unwise to spend that much monov on
ber, but tho government might at least
bave her towed lo Washington and kept
then) lor the inspection of visitors.
8. 8. Cox, of Now York, is prominently
mentioned as a suitable chairman for the
Committee oi Ways and Means iu the
House of Representatives of tbo next
Congress. The clislrman of that com
mittee is generally looked upon as the
leader of tbo party In power In the
House. Mr. Cox Is skilled in legislation
and he is s sound Democrat, 11s will
doubtless nmkujusl tbs leader the Dem> j
eials will need.
Modern Peripatetics.
A State exchange records the death of
an old school teacher wno had given in
struction in twenty different schools.
He was more of a peripatetic than
most teachers, but there are
not many that have not taught
in more than one school. It is part of
the trials of the teacher to have to move.
Asa rule, unless he has a prolessorship
in some college, he migrates at intervals
of three or four years. In some cases it
is his fault that he has to move, but
In the majority oi cases it is the fault of
those who support the schools.
People who send children to school
in the smaller towns and country dis
tricts seem soon to weary of a teacher.
His task is a difficult one, and it is im
possible for him to avoid giving offense
Among his ‘-patrons”—an unpleasant
word in this connection—there is always
one more influential than the others, and
it generally occurs that he is more easily
offended than the others. When
ever he is offended he at once
begins to use his influence
against the teacher, and it is not long be
fore the latter finds'that he must move or
remain to engage in a long, unpleasant,
and unprofitable light. If, at the ap
proaching meeting of the Georgia Teach
ers’ Association, those in attendance
should give their experience on this sub
ject it would be found that nearly all bad
suffered at the hands of the “influeutial
patron.” The truth is,' the average
teacher, outside of the cities and larger
towna, is a man without a fixed home,
and the “influential patron” is largely to
blame for this condition of affairs.
It is, perhaps, more unfortunate for the
pupils than it is lor the teacher that the
latter is so oiten a peripatetic. Under
frequent change of instructors the pupils’
progress is retarded. In most Georgia
towns a boy of fifteen has had half a dozen
different teachers. He has received from
them as many different impressions, has
been taught and untaught, and in ttie
end will be little more than what
is expressively called a “smatterer.” As
it is with-the boys so it is with the girls.
Every year a complaint comes up from
the colleges that the students who enter
are not properly prepared. In most
cases the reason is that they have had too
many teachers.
When the “patrons” of a school are
satisfied that they have a competent
teacher they should make it to his inter
est to remain. If he knows that his po
sition is permanent and that he has the
good will of bis "patrons,” he will ac
complish his work to good purpose, and
the pupils who receive his instruction
will be the gainers. A good teacher is
invaluable to any community.
A Notuble Convert.
The Morning News is gratified to ob
serve that its warnings relative to
“booms” have had a good effect. Most of
the journals in the South w hich have the
true Interests of their section at heart
have reproduced what the Morning
News has said on this subject, and nearly
all ol them have added their indorsement.
The Morning News is especially grati
tied to observe that the esteemed Age, of
Birmingham, is among the journals
which see that the progress of the South
may be injured by too many “booms.”
In a recent issue the esteemed Age de
clares that one little manufactory which
employs a few scores of workingmen is
worth more to Birmingham than all the
real estate agents in that city, dec
laration is evidence that the Morning
News is not without influence even in
the great centre of “booms.”
What the Morning News has said all
along it here reiterates. Tbs bouth has
resources wbicn only need to be known
to attract capital aud consequent (level
opulent- She cannot afford to have the
confidence in her undeveloped resources
ana her future greatness which now
exists destroyed by the kind of specula
tion that is witnessed in some localities.
She cannot have steady, healthy prog
ress if unscrupulous real estate agents
are allowed to cry “boom” every time a
scrap of iron ore on a piece ot coal is
found. There are localities where the
advance in real estate is legitimate, be
cause they have something wnich in
sures steady and solid growth, but this is
not the case with respect to all the places
which are being boomed.
In the case of Birmingham there is no
question but that it is truly a “magic
oity.” Its wonderful growtu is largely
the result of the Inexhaustible riches
which nature has hidden within her sur
rounding bills. But it can hardly be de
nied that it would be belter for her if she
had fewer real estate agents and more
solid investors who propose to make their
homes within her limits. In placing itself
upon the platform of tho Morning News
the esteemed Age acts wisely.
Traveling; Expenses.
Comptroller Durham, of the Treasury,
ha* a little row with a couple of Federal
judges on hi* hand*. The Comptroller
thinks that tho judges, like some Con
gressmen when attending Congressional
funerals or oil jaunts about the coun
try on committee work, have no hesita
tion iu grabbing as much out oi tho
Treasury lor expenses as they can.
The judges with w hom ho is having
trouble are Judge Deady, of Oregon, and
Judge Hammond, of Tennessee. Judge
Hammond was called to Ohio to hold
court a few days for a judge wbft was
sick. The government pays the traveling
expense* oi judges under such oirouDi
stances. In Judge Hammond's expense
account was an item of sir> (or “et
cetera,” The Comptroller refused to
allow it ou the ground that ho did not
know what it oovered. Too Judge an
swered that it meant “shines, •haves,
drinks and newspapers.” Oi course tho
Comptroller declined to allow It. Hu said
tber* was no law that required the
government to furnish whisky to judges
or to pay lor having the mud scraped oil
their bools.
Tne Oregon Judge, however, appears to
have taken slimes, smiles and shaves by
the wholesale. The California climate
perhaps made plenty of whisky a neces
sity. His “ot cetera” item called for
v 1
I lie Comptroller Is n very stubborn
man, and It is not at all improbable that
In luture Jud.es will have to staud the
expense of their whisky straights, shines
and shave*, and the public doubtless
thinks they one hi lo stand H.
I heie is a Walker In tho Interstate
Commerce Commission, but it doesn’t
follow that he will refitsy to ride ou a rail
road pass.
What’* the Halt-r With Canada?
From the Chic ij 'da - Bep.)
A New York paper proposes to send cod
victe to Alaska, whore tie' will n,,t compete
w ith free tabor. \\ u y i'TiMcrimiuinof
this country ali over ore.it,on? \\ hat a the
matter with Canada?
What Is Iu Store for Florida.
Fro->i the Philadelphia Years, ( Hen. )
If Astronomer Proctor and W izard Edison
make their home* in Fri la. the flowers may
soon begin growing bv starlight in clear
weather and by the incandescent burner
when it rains, so the j.o r old superannu
ated sun will get the gouy entirely.
Aiaskaaud the Convict*.
From the Memphis Aral the is ( P'm.)
The New- York Herald's proposition to send
our convicts to Ala-ka to rid us of the com
petition between free and convict labor may
be very web tor the state-, but what is to be
come of rree Utbor in Alaska.- That Territory
is fast tilling up w ith enterprising laborers in
the various departments of inuustry, and tB
throw off our Criminals m that direction
would recall tfieselfl-h phariseeism of the old
maid who. after getting religion, and becom
ing apprehensive Hint lier line ear rings,
bracelets, linger rings amt other baubles
might drag her down to p. rdition, generously
relieved herself of the hazard by selling oul
the entire lot to her "poor, misguided sister
a _____ -5
Am. men try to get the earth, fiat the earth
gets them. This is not a joke; it Is the grave
troth.— Waskinyt-n untie. ■ j
A Brother who stammer* arose in his
prayer mectihg and said: “You know—i can
not t-t-talk, but—God can bleu* i-t-ioar.''
/tiehuwnil ftettoi us He aid.
“Aw. are you fond of calves’ bwaine, Miss
‘‘No, not particularly; but J can listen to
you for quite a while.” —MerelKyni Traveller.
Tine Chevenne Indians are said to lie eating
their ponies. They have had so much exo
rience in drinking ponies that they perform
the feat with comparative ease.— hew Haver,
"A DRor OF ink mav make a million think,”
says Byron. Yes, ami it iapt to make <ne
woman think enough for the oilier 999.994
when that same drop ornaments her carpet.—
Beet •n Lu-ly-t.
It is too early, Jadv fair.
For courting on the stoop yet;
Tne dew-B of night are damp, aud there
Are no flies iu tne soup yet,
—Boston Cuvier.
There is a man in Omaha who buys flow
ering plants for his room window, and vet he
isn’t married and hauo expectation of being.
His great grandmotm-r was generally re
garded as “qneajr,” and his great grancllather
died in a lunatic asylum.— Ur,.aha World.
“Isn’t it just too lovely for anything? It
seems that Shelley was awfully load of pie.”
“But Browning never e its pie.”
“I don't care. You know. I’m tired of
Browning. He seem-so far off. but Shelley!
How neardt bruins me to him to think of Ins
asking for a second piece of pie!”— BoUon
Heco, a nd.
Franklin llinklky, of Massachusetts, was
ill for some time with disease of the spine, and
the hair of his head, beard, moustache, eye
brows and eyelashes ad i nine out. franklin
met an old-t ime friend the other day, and the
flrst thing his friend said was: “Hello, oi l
boy ! You’ve been and got married, haven’t
you?”— Burhn'jton Free Frees.
The interstate commerce 1>i!l is clearly a
subject of prophecy. Anticipating by about
2,600 years the rumpus which tne abo ition of
the free-pass system would raise, tne prophet
Jeremiah declared: “Though ihey roar, yet
can they not pass.”—Am> y-.-k. Herald. But
in Gen. xviii., 5, we read: “Comfort ve your
hearts; after that ye shall pass on.”— Boston
Cm,me, c“U Bulletin.
During the delivery of his Yale lectures on
preaching, someone said: "Mr. Beecher,
how is it in your opinion, that there are so
many short pastorates in these days?”
“Largely of the divine nieroy,” was the Inc
slant reply, which left the questioner and the
: udience in some perplexity as to whether the
divine mercy favored the churches or the
pastors. —Baptist Weekly.
“MammaA'said a small boy the other day.
“do little boy angels wear shoes and stock
ings in summer time?”
“No, my sou.”
“Ho they go barefooted?”
“And do they stay out after sundown?”
“1 presume so.”
“Well, don’t the stars tickle their feet
when they twinkle?” The fond mother was
nonplused.— Fh,la,l*lphi,i Call.
Congressman Muller, of New York, was
horn in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt save she only
takes time enough between acts to change
her clothes.
Hon. Ben LeFevre, who voluntarily closed
his Congressional labors with the late session,
after service for eight years, is at h;s home in
Maplewood, O.
The splendid edition of Alexandre Dumas’
“La D me aux Camelias” is soon to bo issued
in an English translation. Duly 66u copies
will be published.
Carl Schurz is still confined to his room as
result ol his fall upon the :oe, aud is said to
lie much depressed in spirits, fearing lie will
be permanently lamed.
Lord Salisbury's health excites continued
uneasiness among Ins friends, who say he is
rather geing down hill than tip, and complain
tli i' he continues to work twice as much as he
Benjamin Richardson, owner of the his
toric Washington couch, is one of the eccen
tric rich men of New York. He lives in a
little tumble-down house in ilariem, but is
reported to be worth upwards of 62.000.000.
James It. Jordon, tho new Marshal for the
Western District oi Virginia, who was ap
pointed M nday. is ilie youngest man in the
country hnldtng a like po-tnon. He is only
27 years of age. lie was once a newspaper
editor, hut is now in mercantile pursuits.
Jay Gould's purchase of Murillo’s “Boy
ami Mousetrap” at the Stewart sale wa<
probably in remembrance of Ills boyhood
days. He “tarted out in life by selling mouse
trap-, and he lias in his long career cugeu a
good manv mice caught nibbling at his
tempting cheese.
J. korPA y’k portrait of thoKingof Bavaria
has recently created much sen-iitl n in the
higher circles of Munich and Vienna. M.
Ko .pay is determined to surprise the pubi c
by turning out a portrait ol I'rinceßismarck,
one ot tlie Countess Wilhelm Bismarck aud u
third of the Couuicss Hohuman.
Tiikkk is some current comment on tho fact
that the State of Tennessee tstill leaves in a
neg eeted grave in Alabama the remains or
G i.. John -evior. indeed, the Legislature
bus ju-t rejected a proposition to have tnem
reinterred in Tennessee soil and a suitable
monument placed above them.
When the I’rinoe of Naples was at Jernta
lem recently, the Italian Consul sent word to
Hie monks at the Holy .Sepulchre that his
highness intended to ’visit that shrine, and
they should receive him ks befitted Ids runk
“We cannot,” they replied, “unless we are so
directed by the Hope.” The Congnl then
telegraphed to Leo XIII.. and lie alrvmrn sent
orders to the monks to receive the Brume
with all due boner*. - >
Tim latent explanation of ibe Presi leafs
failure to attend ihe funeral of IJeurv Want
lteneherl* that lie la nervously snusitive on
the subject of funeral* He la reported a
saying that there has been nothing hut death
aud crape ami burials aim*) he entered the
White lloii'i-. If he realiv made aunn a re
mark he ued pernicious uxaga"ral on. Per
haps lie ha* forgotten it, but there haa been a
woddiug at the W hit© House siuco bo went
Tins Cabinet of President Pierre was undis.
tnri and by resignation* throughout hi* term
of ollb-e. Such n record is unpnridle ed in the
bistor .of tin republic. Twd ptemher* of me
fatuous L'gblnet .iloue survive. One H .Jeffer-
lJs'i’i "ho >v aa Hoc i otary of War, ami i*
now ff bears of age. The oilier is miJiilgi:
Canipbell, of Philadelphia, who was p H |.
master < •nmy ai nuder Pierce. He is now 75
la in go id health and lives uuictlv m the
Unalter City.
M * i. Bkn:Pi.ju,*t Poor* ha* served longer
in Wa -lun on u* a newnpapi-r corrnsponduni
than an) Ui.tn nnvat tlie e .pifnl. He was m
01m time Chirk or llm Prim mg Uncords, and
has for some team published tun Congrc*.
siona Iliw ory. Hi* Toluine cl ‘ It, moil-.
cin't>” Ii ls not been exactly ivguid mum. Hi*
puiil'-line n.,t long ago main him apgiinniit
of .i si. Tim basis of the book appeared first
In twelve paper* in the Atlantic Mom lily, for
whir." be received | .VH . lie Un mao used
them in Mlw* .liner work, and feels satisfied
wiili their aggregate Htinneml resulia. Ms).
1 (torn it asu is sinl fariin r, and Ida place at
Indian till . Mas,., haa beau tv him a source
u. collator t aud pr.lK.
A VYasLoe Sport s .orifice* Hi Entire
Wardrobe to Ctasnce,
Freon the Car nor. Appeal.
A few days ago some Indians were playing
cards m a vacant lot, when suddenly the beet
dressed of the crowd ro-* up and took off a
shining broadcloth coat, thatonly a week be
fore was presented to him by Jewett Adams.
He laid the coat down on the oid card blanket
with a great flourish, and called vociferously
for anew deal.
Tbe deal went round, and bis opponent
who was an old Washoe squaw, laid down
greasy ace on bi* king. He then rose up with
a loud oath and pee.ed off me ve*t. pre-ented
him last Thursday by the editor of .he Ap
peal as a spring benevolence. 'The dea: went
round again, and once rrore the old squaw
term,nsted ilic play w ith an ace. Again the
buck rose up, and after invoking the h azing
sun hauled off a while ahtrt, somewhat ttie
wor-e for wear, presented him by Bob Keat
ing during the pendency of the lottery bill.
Once more the cards were flipped over the
old horsey- blanket and that me was laid
dnta by the skinny-handed squaw amid a
shout of’triumph front the crowd.
Tne buck, with tbe old ancestral vim of the
WaDitie tribe flashing in ins eye, danced out,
and. pulling off Judge Hawley’" pants, flour
ished them in mid air, and staked them on the
turn of tbe next car”. Amid a murmur of
condoling voices he lost again, an t this time
pulled off another pair of pants, the birthday
gift oi U. M. Yet ring ton, on las; election day.
Again the cards were artistically e.otn
mingied, and the . Id fossil relic of the Wm
nemucca war took in the eiotbes. He stil
had an old pair of pants leu, a valentine
preseut from Joe Douglass, and well worn.
Amid breathless silence be lost, aud peeling
off his only remaining pauts.be did them up
in a small wad and flung them at tne squaw’s
bead. A bowl ot aboriginal laughter went
up, aud the squaw, motioning toward the
breech-elotb, began manipulating the card*.
But the buck, who st.lt had some living rem
nants of acclimated modesty, declined to
further denude himself, aud breaking from
the crowd ran like a cross-eyeti gazelle up
the street, causing much astonishment to
several housewives along tbe line of hit
flight. Then the oid squaw placed the arti
cles of clothing one by oue upon the body-of
ter husband, who at once began to strut
around the ring like a brevet lord of crea
Why They Become so, nd Why They
Wear Cap*.
From the year Yo> k EvrninQ Sun.
“1 will bet that you never 6aw a middle
aged athlete who wasn’t baldheaded; and I
w II also wager that you never saw an athlete
wtio didu’t wear a skull cap wheuever there
was the slightest chance of his head being ex
posed to the utr,” reflectively remarked I*rof.
John B. Lafliu, the athlete, yesterday.
"What makes them baldheaded, and why
are they so careful about tbeir heads?” a*ked
a reporter, promptly inserting the uvo queries
jtisr, where the professor evidently expected
“Well,” was the response, “Ihey get bald
headed—just likeme—Hirouih excessive men
tal and physical exertion. You never saw a
baldheaded idiot, did you? Athletes in train
ing sweat a great deal, and the sweat, of
course, acts on the hair ot the head. We
always wear skull caps, because everybody
knows that nine-tenths of the colds which
are contracted commence in the head I pro
tect my head just as carefully as a mother
protects the top of her baby's bead.
“By the way,” exclaimed the professor,
breaking off in his discourse. “I know how to
cure nine-tenths of mankind of the habit of
going out of theatres between acts. Now,
probably you think those men always want to
get a drink?”
The professor was informed that there was
a popular tradition lo that effect, whereupon
he drew himself up and solemnly and earn
esily made this startling assertion;
"Nine-tenths of the men do not go out for
drinks. Tney leave their seats simply be
cause their heads sre cold. You needn’t
smile. I know this to be a fact. I have had
a dozen friends complain to mo about the
draughts in theatres between acts, and I have
al was suggested that the wav lo remedy the
evil is to wear a SKUII cap. 'This brings me
back to the pointl star,ed from, and let me
tell you that you cannot be too careful of
.your head Skull caps are mighty useful, let
me tell you.”
Army Ollioera and Their Wives.
! rom the Neio York Keening Sun.
Washington, March 30.—hast winter ac
counts were published of the ejectment from
the llriiUh Legation of two ladies who cauie
uninvited into a inusieale given by Miss West.
The invitations to this entertainment were
verbal, and when the handsomely attired
s rangers entered ilie legation parlors Miss
W eai naked them their names and it they had
been invited.
The ladies gave their names, said they wore
the wives of army officers, and admitted that
they had not been invited, Tne servant was
thereupon ordered to show them the door.
Some days afterward Miis West related this
incident of Washington ifo at a dinner party
w here General and Mrs. Sheridan were among
the guests. Mrs. Sheridan privately asked
Misa West for the names of the 'adies, Dut the
daughter ol the Minister refused to leieai
them. Gen. Sheridan next eailed at the le
gation on a similar mission, but met with no
better success. Finally Mrs. Sheridan ad
dressed a note to Miss Wes:, begging the la
d t s’ names, and saying that as the wile of the
General of the Army and the social head of
army society lit re she thought -be was onti
t eu to the information. Miss W'est reluctantly
gave the n rues, and Mrs. Sheridan took the
army register and hunted Ills officers’ roster
to idem ify the offenders. Her search was in
vain. The names did not appear, and she
sent the register to Miss West, with a tri
umphant note viudicat ng the wives of armv
officers from any sucli charges of imperti
nence and ill-breeding as the story told by the
mistress ol the legation implied.
A Paradox.
From the Somerville Journal.
The bachelor’s lot is lonely and sad,
l’oor ■ an!
He hasn’t a wife to make his heart glad.
He doesn’t know bow lie’d be blessed if ho
Nor can
He conceive what it is he has lost,
He to inks he has only escaped “being
Poor manS
Oh, the bachelor’s heart is sorry and sore.
He knows he can never know joy any more,
Aud he looks upon life as a terrible bore.
With the croaker that life doesn’t pay,
Aud loull thoughtless lovers impatient to say:
“l'uke heed!’’
Yes, the bachelor’s lot is a desolate one,
Aud yet
Tuere are girls who think it would really be
To share It with him, after all’s said and
All his miseries many, anil pleasures so tew,
1 know lots of girls who would do it—dou’t
Y'ou bet!
He Got t here.
From a Wuehinaton Letter.
Senator Hearst, of Californls, appears to
admit that it cost him u pile of money to get
to the Senate. A few days ago some friends
wore ehutling with him about bit oleotiou to
the Senate and asked him about the report
that it had cost htia *IOO,OOO. In answer lie
said: "I didn’t oare how much It cost, fori
was bound to git there, l took no stock in
politics 'lll a year or two ago. I was busy
making money, and wheu I got all the money
1 wanted 1 decided that I would go m for
bonora. I looked over the Chi mimic almanac
to soe whattliere was that would suit me, and
I concluded a Scnatorsbtp would fill the bill.
I might have been Governor, yon know, Imt
that is a local office, and I t> pretty well
known locally, any how. Then there was the
House of Itepicseoialiyes; I might have got
there. But l had Been men go to Congress
auit •'ay then two years and attract no at
tention and come homo aud he nobody at all,
•o I dldn’i see rutting for me in that lb e.
But when I I am, io the StßllonJ said tomv
self, tins isjusl w hat I’m after. There was a
list ol seventy -si \ -sen tors sent uo for six
years, the renroseutalives of 60,00u,0u0 of peo
ple. They was honored and feted an I made
a good deal or everywhere. I looked rt.wn
Hie list and 1 seen the names of a lot of
fellows who wasn’t any more uccouui than I,
aud some of them not so much so. anil I said
to myself. I'll seratch my uume od that list if
ltta.es every d—ti cent I’ve got, and I'tu
scratched It,
CILKBoriIKN are called upon for odd aervi •
ties aonieiiiics, A lady uptown con tilted
her pastor the other day upon the troubles ,1m
bad iu ber kitchen. He said In reply ihal lie
thought there would he a better feeling be
tween lulstressatid maid if they prayed for
once not tier m ire. uin Willing to ha prayed
for,', said Hie lady, P'hut not to be pic Icl
upon.”—An* Iterk Ledger.
The improvement tn the calling of station*
by the trainmen is remarkable. Instead of
rushing in a they used to anil veiling, and
then running nut ns though they had to c!oe
a real estate transaction anu overtake ihe
train before it reached the next station, they
now lake advant goof ihe silenco preceding
the start and sing in a sweet tenor voice, “St.
Johnsville is the next station," make a bow
aud pass out.
Not long ago the Russian government,
through its subsidized French mouthpieces,
accused the Bulgarian regents o( putting un
der the knout the cutthroats who had plotted
against their lives and the peace of the peo
ple. The charge was immediately proved to
ne unrounded. But its natural sequel now
appears in the authentic announcement that
two girls in Ru-sta have been knouted into
in-ensibiilty and almost to death for sup
posed connection with a Nihilist organiza
Recently the head of a great Bordeaux
wine house called on Prince Bismarck, who
for years has purchased most of his wines
from that bouse. The man of blood and iron
gave an order for a large consignoient of
wines, and then the Frenchman uieereetly
tlshed for sn opinion as 10 the probability of
war. “Tut, tut,” exclaimed tbe Prince,
“what put war into your head? Do you sup
pose I would order wiue of you if I expected
war? No, no; I would come aud get it
Joseph Henry, a New Haven deaf mute ,
about 20 years ot age, began early in the
winter to attend the polo games in New
Haven. During the exciting periods of the
games it was noticed that Henry jumped
from his sent and attempted to shout. For
a long time his efforts in this line were on
successful. But recently hi-powers of articu
lation have steadily unproved and he is now
able to speak considerably. Bocal physicians
are of the opinion that if the young man keeps
p his attendance at the polo games, and also
his happy faculty of going off into a white
heat of excitement, be will be able to talk as
well as anyoody by the end of the season. He
is still as deaf as ever.
Avery large bird of nrey, supposed to be
of a species of eagle, was seen in Pacousett,
Conn., last Saturday. It sailed overhead
with quite a large dog alive in its claws, and
al ghted Dear the small pond. Being fright
ened, the eagle let go of ibe dog. which went
limping across the meadows, w hile ihe eagle
ea led northward, casting a shadow as it
passed over (as an eye-witness says) “like
that of a smail tree.” The I ird was seen by
Ki]ward Markham, Edward Button and Mrs.
Hall aud daughter also by several children.
All were cons deraMy excited, and say that it
“was an immense fellow, and could have car
ried off a child as easily h- it did the dog.” it
was seen in the same neighborhood the next
Joaquin Miller, who Is now living in
Oakland, Cal., says that, although be haß
bees around the world twice, and ha* seeu
many pleasant places, he tin is Oakland tbe
most delightiul of all. Here is some of the
poetic i rose in which he bursts into eulogv
in the Oakland Evening Tribune: “Here I
wear wool garments all the year through,
and yet I pluck a rose or flower for my button
hole every day in the year from any one of
the thousand overhanging gardens. Lying
here in the lap of the towering old leonine
hills that bend in a protecting crescent around
us, with the Golden Gate at our dour, we are
in a very f-vored part of a greatly favored
land. And how may be the luture of Oak
land? X do not really know, and I do not
greatly caro; hut its present, as I said before,
suits me entirely, else 1 should not be here.”
A crazy man, by name Wattoriind, recent
ly terrorized the Swedish town of Goteborg
for more than a whole week. He had locked
himself in tbe top story of a house, whence
he commanded a wide sweep of street, and
marked cud tired at any and everybody who
approached. After he had shot one man dead
the firemen attempted to drown him out, but,
could not get near enough, as tne man was a
dead shot. They next made iron shields to
protect them in the approach, but these
proved too cumbersome. An attempt to dis
lodge the lunatic by throwing dumb bells
charged with electricity at him had to be
abandoned. A barricade was ihen eroded
around ihe house bv the police and a regular
lege laid to it. The lunatic stood it a week
beiore he was starved out, and was theu
se’zed by strategy, too weak to defend him
self. He had wounded a number of people
from bis perch during the singular campaign.
The Edinburgh Review thinks that the
planet Mars may justly be considered a kind
of duplicate earth, it being endowed with
land, water, clouds and air, and snow accum
ulating around its poles in their respective
seaßoc.sof win er. If this be so, the atmos
phere of the planet is, however, obviously
much more rare than that of the earth, so
that it only exerts at the planet’s sunace a
pressure of about two pounds and a Quarter
to the square inch, 'ihe climate of is
conceived, from the small amount of snow
that accumulates at the poles of the planet, to
ne compara tvely mild; and the waier is uia
tribu ed iuto a very cuiious series of loug
parallel canals whicb run out from the ooe n
basins to an extent, in some places, of 8,. Ou
ami 4.0 0 miles. As is w ell known, astrono
mers have succeeded in discovering since 1877
two moons, liic>o being found to present a di
ameter of uol more man six or seven mile ,
and one of them coiuplet ug a revolution
round the planet in a little m u re than seveu
Here is an anecdote whic h illustrates how,
in the olden time, one tithing man, at least,
magnified hie office. Gen. H. was the great
man of the town. His daughters were sent to
Boston to be educated, and oue of them came
home with a Boston lover, who is m w a
merchant in New York city. He went to
church with her. But Boston manners and
New Kngand country manners and ideas
were not Hie same. When ihe hvmti was
given out. Mr. U. found it and handed the
book to Miss H.; she bowed, and took n.
Second h\ mu, the same. Then and tithing man
looted and frowned, but did not quite like to
ollend ben. H. But he thought it over and
over, and his conscience accused him of being
a “respecter” of persona, and that ne tbougbc
a very fearful sin. Therefore, he took "is
seal in the aiternoon resolved to do his duty
fearlessl) , whatever ungnt he the iesult to
him. The hymn was given out. Mr. It. found
it, and handed the book to Miss H.; she
bowed, and took it. Hap, rap, rap. went the
old man’s stick. Theu pointing loGon. ll.'s
pew. “You. you-I moan Gen. H.’s gal ana
her Boston beau I None of your carryings on
here, I say,”
Somebody who ha* been investigating the
su jeet says that the ch.ef efffect of au earth
quake on the ocean it the raising of a grrat
sea wave, sometimes very large, as, for ex
ample, sixty feet high at Li*bon in 1701. also
euhly feet at ( alia • m J 724, and 200 loet at
bupatkH in 1787, These w aves are often more
destructive ou land than the actual shocks—
the influx usually preceded by au outflow,
winch, in fact, act* as u warning. Uoc ol the
most remarkab effccla in tlm distance to
which theso wave* are propagated as “great
wnies.” lor example, right across the Pacific.
Thus most large ear huuakes nn the cu-i or
west coast of the I’aCifi • produce waves w hich
ure recorded ou the opposite eoaat üboui
twenty-four hours alter it la as-erted that,
as to prediction of oar’hquaxea, nothing cer
tain I-yd known, hut iu many cases there
are noiieouble changes iu springs and wills
preceding the event. One useful warning.
However, is remarked as obviously possible,
namely, t tie report of an actual earthquake
ou one side of lh Pacific count be at onoe
lelegiaphod to tbe oilier aide, thus giving
twcniy-iour hours’ hotloc of the probable ad
veut uf a great sea wave.
PhiLAbki.viilANß are interested in a law
suit, the expense* of whijh may run up into
the thousand*, over the killing of au An*ora
cut in December last. Tbe oat wa* worth
SIOO, and, in addition to th* lawsuit, a feud,
luteii*e and bitter, has sprung up between
the Ghallants and the Mr,Lvalue-, old neigh
bors and friends. Pussy was ihe pride of the
1 haifauti, and the Mcilvaines have uak and
their ela.ms lo future dignity ami renown ou
their 17-rear-old son Charles. Charles had
some pet r.ibUU", aud a gun wiib whioli lo
urotect them. Early in Decern on r a i rump
cat escaped Inn vigilant eye and ihe gun and
cncwod up one of the rabbits. From ih.t
moment a sort of general vengeance wsa
about all that lie thought of. Uwa m any
particular cat, but ab cats, that came under
the ban, aud wliuu a lew da> after the rab
bit's iaie Mr, Chulfant wi>b the Angora
betide 111 ill, strobed up aud • Own Iho lawn,
young CUai lo- clambered to ihe (once avpni -
ating tbeir dwellings and Ida od awuv at the
Angora. There was a howl of agony, and
Mr. ciialfanl mi ned lo si c his pet w railing
iu death’* agonies. Insian ane >us remor.e
eame to Charm* and, throwlug up hi* nan da.
i.aliow ed: “T hai’* not the <h, I wa- looking
lor." ami fled lino in*own palatial home £
ponce magistrate lined him |p tor killing the
pride ul the Challaiila. wbo have u.w *u>d
father Mclivaine for 16 0 as oarage* o>
Char ea* allege i irespaa* in nlaoite 11 uy mi
tlie 1 huifaui foiice to carry out fit* *cuu.e of
Hbgl.au .
__ PftJ CstoDe.
Our Spring Novelties iu
this Department is now re
ceived and on exhibition.
The Ladies are especially
invited to call and examin*
the most complete assort
ment of Fine Goods eve)
Displayed in this city,
B. F. McKenna & Cos,
Special Notice!
I call attention to my stock ot
Linen Sheetings
Pillow Case Linens.
Without exception they are Till BKSI
GOODS of the kind ever offered in this city
and PRICKS LOWER than same goods cm
be purchased .jr in New York.
I am receiving NEW GOODS by everj
steamer. My stock of
compares favorably with anv establish me*
in the country. I call spaoial attention to.mj
line of
French Nainsooks;
both light and heavy weight, for chiidresi
wear, from 36c per yard.
Ask your Retailer for the ORIGINAL - ®?
SHOE. Beware ef Imitations.
None Genuine unless beariDg the Stamp
>* *
e n
Tins nnoe -tan 'a higher m the e-t matio* "*
Wearers Ilian any other in the world. I" .
sand* who wear it will tell you there*-* 0 '
you ask them. For aale by
123 Broughton street. Savannah. G*.
ilimdoui SIM 00.
102 COME TO 192
When yon need anything to FTKN IS ®
Fnrnitarp, Matting, Windaw Shad<’S
MuUreßHPs, Bed Springs,
Crockerj, Tinware.
Weekly or monthly payment* taken.
Don't mistake the place.
IPi! Ilrenghton *tree f . _
Porime Mias'ff.
HluMin)*tl*m, Lmalw*-.
Bib* t i.ulm* .11 Ark.* JBSE

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