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SWHITAKEK STREET. SAVANNAH. UA.
SATCKDAT. APRIL 9. 18KT.
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ME! TONEff ADTEBTISEIBNT3.
Special Notices—Election of Wardens
and Vestrymen of Christ Church, l:,<tti An
niversary of the Union eocioty; Bananas, J.
H. Collins Sl Cos.
Cheap Column advertisements— Help
Wanted; Fraoloymcnt want’d; For Rent;
Tor Sale: Photography; Miscellaneous
Clothing—The Famous New Y ork Clothing
House.
SI'CAU—A. M. C. W. \V est
Pianos Moved — L. A B. 8. M. If.
The Tkleair Ac apes: v—Carl L, Brandt’s
He *d of Christ.
Steamship Schedule—Ocean Steamship
Company.
Affd so a Canadian cruiser hag fired n
ru**fct a United States tisbiog vessel?
\VfIL, now let Gloucester, Mass., be
loose.
Air, George I. Seney has again distin
pulsited himself, lie h.is given $40,000
worth of pictures to the Metropolitan Art
Museum of New York.
*':
Toe St ill of the late William K. Travers
divides ite whole ol his estate among his
wife and children. It is not yet known
what the value of ths estate Is.
down to the credit of the Sal
vation Army: A man at Sodalia. Mo.,
jgpp was recently converted by the
Army, has just paid lor an ax he stole in
1872.
The farmers of Georgia must he in a
more cheerful mood than in former years.
Notwithstanding the recent injuiy to the
cr ips caused by cold weather, no grumb
ling is heard.
A Cincinnati man thinks that the ultl
jn ite outcome of the interstate commerce
will he the purchase of the railroads
by the government. That would be bet
t r than the purchase ol the government
by the railroads.
The New York Star denies the truth of
the ftatement that there is an estrange-
MUitLbetween Secretary Bayard and Mr.
. X*ißfry Belmont. It is a waste of tinro to
. deajr statements made by the partisan
Hejspluioan press.
. With President and Mrs. Cleveland at
the State Fair next fall. Macon will not
be able to contain the crowds that will
flock to that city. Georgians are anx
ious to shake hands with the President
frfpi his charming wife.
Mine. Janish, the actress, tried to
ride a bucking pony at San Antonio, lex.,
and was thrown and badly hurt. Now, if
the count has been correctly kept. It is
Mile. Bnea’s time to do something to set
her name in the newspapers.
Rev. Charles W. Ward, the Englewood,
}i. J., rector, who shot his wife and then
attempted to take ills own lite, lias been
gudiot and. Ward is rapidly recovering.
He is under bonds on the charge of telo
niously assaulting: his wife. Tho cnee
against him will be rigorously pushed.
'Henry George thin its the combination
•f the two old parties in Western cities
to defeat tus Union Labor party is the
first step toward the complete oblitera
tion of the former. George is ootuse.
The combination was formed merely to
administer a pointed rebuke to Socialism
and Anarchism.
It is stated that since the earthquake
laat fear the tides have ruled in Tyrrell
and pare counties, N. C., at least eight
iucue- iower than ever before. The fact
leads scientists to believe that the earth
quake elevated the South Carolina coast.
Toe Same authorities think that the coast
Will gradually sink to its former level.
On April (j Leavenworth, Ivan., wit
nessed a remarkable spectacle. In a
pared ■ in honor ot the defeat of the Pro
hibition ticket 300 of the most prominent
•mites peeked ladies of the city appeared,
The advocates of woman suffrage, who
hasa tkoir advocacy upon the ground that
women Wil' vote iu favor of prohibition,
ought to find food for thought iu the result
;. . worth.
,
Major of tiio letters received by Gov.
•ccaoti are from ex-Con fedsrrHs soldiers
Wboar in need at pecuniary assistance.
Capri W. H. Harrison, one of tide clerks
ia the executive department, ke'P> on
his desk a contribution boa wiiUcb be
oaUs‘‘Oid Coaled." Into tb*t box' mauy
a OOiu nnds its way. Oov. (Aordon
often drops a dollar into it, and w\hen a
sufficient eum ie accumulated, '' apt.
Harrison divides ft among the need 1 ex-
soldiers.
’tltate Bcuater Amass J. Parker, (>t New
2fork, ie (opposed to Cue '/vurtslat/iv B free
pash, An declining one offered n..u by the
'genmal manager of tbo Delaware and
Hudson Canal Company, the other day,
be said: "1 aui, and always have been,
opposed to the pass system. It is. In my
opinion, an unwise and demoralizing pol
icy to issue them, and it is new an appro
priate time for all railroads to agree to
abandon the practice." What a great cu
riosity the Senator is, to be sure!
The policemen appointed to keep order
on the Brooklyn bridge seem to be in bud
odor among the Brooklynites. One K. A.
Haudsou publishes s card in the Brook
yn papers, in whiob be ay: “1 have
Just obtained a permit to ‘ 1 ' T|*yg“*‘T'
for protection against bridge ,:*floeiueii.
1 say lu ail ssrtousnsss, and it iu
kuuwiedgs or vus conse<iueS'n*i, that,
auatl kill tbs policeman m neat ’* r
his hands upon iee." Tin* pmjiii. il ir
Bf> ( |yuliu. appears I > l<* Mini m
a.ta a UMksnojf lowatd goi|H|
Labor and Prohibition.
There are two powers which are pretty
certain to play an important part in the
next Presidential election. They are
Prohibition and Labor. Politicians are
busy speculating about the effeet that
they will have upon the two great politi
cal organizations, the Democratic and
Republican parties. If there is a Labor
candidate and a Prohibition candidate
for President it will be impossible to
make any calculations respecting the re
sult of the contest that will be at all sat
isfactory. There will be no way to esti
mate approximately tho strength ol
either the Prohibition or tho Labor vote.
The Prohibition vote has grown steadily
for fifteen years. In 1872 it was only a
little over 5,000, and eight years after
ward it had only about doubled. In 1884,
however, it took a sudden junin upward
and reached 151,000. and in 18S(j it was
208,758. In noitber 1884 uorlBBo, however,
did it include more than a fraction of
those who are Prohibitionists. In tbe
routh in 1884 Prohibitionists voted with
the Democrats, and in the North largely
with the Republicans. It is impossible to
say, of course, whether in 1888 there will
be a Prohibition party, or whether, it
there is, it will possess sufficient influence
to control the greater part of the Pro
hibition vote.
There is no satisfactory basis, and
there is not likelv to be betore the next
Presidential election, lor estimating the
strength of the Labor vote. Henry
George, the Labor candidate for Mayor
of New York a few months ago, polled
(18.000 votes, and Nelson, the Labor can
didate for Mayor of Chicago a few days
ago, polled 38,000 votes. If these two
Instances afford any indication of what
may be expected In 1888 tbe Labor vote
will be a very large one, and it will be
drawn xirincipallv from the Democratic
party.
There are some grounds for thinking,
however, that the labor element will not
act Independently in the next Presiden
tial contest. It cannot hope to accom
plish anything as long as the followers of
the red flag are permitted to play so con
spicuous a part in its affairs. It must
get rid of the Anarchists and Socialists,
and to do that, if it can do It at all, will
require more time than there is between
now and the next national election. But
whatever may be the developments of the
Labor and Prohibition movements in the
near future, it is certain that they are In
teresting features in the political situa
tion at present.
Kissane’s Unmantic Story.
The remarkable story of William Kis
sane, alias Rogers, continues to fill col
umns of tbe New York papers. The main
points of tho story have been published in
the Morning News, but there are so
many different phases of it thatitisaoout
impossible to tell what the truth is. Some
appear to think that Kissane is one of the
most notorious criminals this country ever
produced, while others think that, al
though he committed a grave error in his
youth, he is now, and for the last thirty
years has been, an honest man and a
thoroughly upright citizen.
T here is no doubt that he was charged
with having assisted in burning a Mis
sissippi river steamboat for the purpose
of getting a large amount of insurance
money—a i umber of lives having been
lost on the burning boat—and that he was
convicted of iorgery and served a short
term in the New York penitentiary. He
was also charged with having murdered
a man in Ohio, and was with tho Walker
filibustering expedition in Nicaragua. A
iato telegram trom Cleveland says that
he abandoned his first wife alter having
lived with her only five months, and that
he was at one time engaged in counter-
fulting money.
Kissane himself, and his friends also,
say that the only crime of which he was
guilty was that of lorgery, and for that
be was punished. There is a slight iouu
dation, it seems, tor ail the other charges
brought against bira, but they can all be
so satisfactorily explained as to leave no
stain on his name. For thirty years be
has borne a stainless reputation, and
would have gone to his grave as William
K. Rogers, the honored and wealthy citi
ot Sonoma county, Cal., bad it not
been tor tue effort his lawyer made in
New York cilv to have an old indictment,
j standing against him since the lorgery
transaction, quashed. It seems that bis
identity was discovered by someone who,
having a grudge against him, threatened
to have him arrested on this indictment.
He, therelore, wanted it disposed 01. His
career has been a remarkable one even if
be is guilty of only one of the many crimes
with which he is charged.
“The Courts of Europe,” an anony
mous book which recently appeared at
Berlin, gives anew version of the differ
ences which are generally reported to ex
ist between the .Marquis of Lome and the
Princess Louise. It has heretofore been
believed that the l’rlncess was load of
flirting, and that it was the Marquis who
was jealous. The book lu question, how
ever, takes the position that it is the
Princess who is jealous. It stales that
she Is so jealous that she is happy no
where. She is reported to have said once
to tho Duchess of Albany: “Oh! if 1
only knew of some place where 1 could
conceal ray husband eo as to be sure of
him! lam so unfortunate.” Sometime
after tho I’riucess went with her sister to
pray at the tomb ot the Duke of Albany,
nd. in a moment or grief, said: “The
woman whose husband is buried there :e
happier than 1 am.” I'oor Louiso! Poor
Lome! IVby don’t they try the divorce
•ourts?
A meeting or all the theatrical mana
gers in Chicago has just been hold to
•riopi a petition to the Interstate com
merce commission to favor o! allowing
railroads to give the profession reduced
rates. Extra charges on fares and bag
gage o( theatrical people arriving iu Chi
cago this week aggregated $3,000. The
show printing bouses are deluged with
talegrums countermanding orders. The
manageis agree that toe present slate of
allairs mi ant. bankruptcy to all but very
w- altby combinations. Unless the Com
mission does scim-tbing for tue relief of
theatrical people it is believed t tint near y
all ot the theatres outside ol the large
cities will tie petmsomuly closed.
Thu girl murdered at Itstiway, N. J.,
some weeks ago has not yet beau iduntl
ft and and her murderer Is still undiscov
ered . Tho latest theory is that shs was a
| need* nswly arrived lu this country, ana
that a lover who followed her murdered
Jut through iealouey.
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1887.
Woman Suffrage in Kansas.
The elections in Kansas on April 5
were of peculiar interest, because tliev
were the occasion of the first experiment
with woman suffrage in that State. The
result was tar from satisfactory. The
purifying influence of women at the polls,
which has often been urged in favor of
woman suffrage, proved to be a deplora
ble failure. Instead of exercising a good
influence, the women were a disturbing
element Briefly stated, the experiment
in Kansas does not seem to have resulted
in much good, but in many cases it de
veloped the less admirable qualities of
the gentler sex.
The women that voted were largely
from tne lower classes, neero women
being decidedly in tbe majority. In some
towns where intense local interest was
the incentive, tbe t etter classes of white
women were represented, but even in
such places they were in the minority.
In Leavenworth there were many dis
graceful scenes. The women were first
at the polls, and many of them sold their
votes as willingly as if they were engaged
in a legitimate transaction. The attempt
of one woman to influence tlie vote of
another caused the men to interfere, and
a free fight resulted. The women fled
precipitately, but as soon as the police
arrived they returned. The majority
voted with tbe rougher element among
tbe men, endangering the election of the
law and order ticket. Wives voted in op
position to the wishes of their husbands,
and in one instance the police bad to in
terfere to prevent wife and husband from
coming to blows.
In Lawrence, where half the voters
were women, woman suffrage had the
most important test it) the State. On the
night preceding the election the Republi
cans had a mass meeting, at which 2,000
persons were present, bait of whom were
women. Two judges, a negro woman, a
prominent lawyer and two well-known
women of culture addressed the meeting.
Great enthusiasm prevailed, and the
scenes in no wise differed from those
at a typical ward meeting in large
cities. At the election more than
1,000 women voted. A hard fight was
made against the Republican candidate
for Mayor on account of his flagrant im
moralities, but the women voted for bltn
in overwhelming numbers, and he was
elected by the largest majority ever re
ceived by a Mayor of Lawrence. The re
sult was a great surprise to the better
element among the men.
As (ar as it is possible to judge with
the information at hand the only good
result of the experiment in Kaii-as was
the absence of drunkenness at the polls.
Nobody was drunk in Lawrence, and in
other towns only a few cases ol drunken
ness were reported.
High License and Local Option.
Tbe vote on the prohibition amendment
in Michigan was very close, the majority
against it only being a few thousand. It
is admitted that it wasn’tdefeat and wholly
by the liquor men. The moderate tem
perance element threw a heavy vote
against it.
There is a strong sentiment among the
best people of the State that the adoption
of prohibition would not be advisable. It
is not very long since Michigan had a
prohibition law, and it was about as good
a one as human wisdom could form. It
was a failure. While it was in force
there was more drunkenness than ever
before. Public sentiment in the
cities and larger towns was against it,
and it could not be enforced. It was,
theretore, repealed and high license
adopted. High license has worked well.
The number of saloons has decreased and
drunkenness has become iar less notice
able, The conservative temperance ele
ment want to stick to high license, and
they opposed tbe proposition to submit
the prohibition amendment to the people.
Tbe experience or Michigan is this:
Prohibition, unless enforced strictly, is
worse than no restraining liquor law. It ]
cannot bo enforced unless public senti
ment lavors it. I’ublic sentiment favors
it in the rural districts and opposes it in
tne cities. It would seem, therefore,
t hat there ought to be local option for the
country and high license for the city. In
view of the liquor agitation that Is now
going on all over the country, is it not
probable that this will be finally the
basis upon which the liquor question will
be settled, that is, nigh license for cities
and local option for the rural districts?
An association In New York, composed
of women, is known as tho “Constitution
Club.” The other night Mrs. Isabella
Beecher Hooker delivered a lecture to the
club ou “Police Reform.” She said that
the police force of New York ought to be
reorganized, with a woman as superin
tendent and the appointment of an equal
number of men and women to the ranks.
Every officer of the force should t>e a gen
tleman or a lady in the best sense of the
word—clean within and without, avoid
ing vulgar or profane language and in
dulging in neitbor liquor nor tobacco.
Every member of the force should be
trained in the use of firearms and ordered
to shoot in the leg when necessary to
shoot at all. Mrs. Hooker Instanced
Zeuobia, of Palmyra; Catherine, ol Rus
sia, and Maria Teresa, ot Austria, as
proofs of woman’s ability to command a
semi-military torce. If there were men
enough in the country to provide bus
bands for all the women, precious little
would be heard of woman suffrage and
women polios.
The Mexican government has published
the oorrespoudonoe between ex-Minister
Jackson snd Mr. Marisoal, w hich Secre
tary Bayard deoliued to submit to tho
inspection of the United States Senate on
tho ground that it was inadvisable to
publish it. The correspondence is long
and interesting, but contains nothing
essentially new. Tho most interesting
portions are the letters relating to the
sohoouer Rebecca, amt winch were re
ferred to by Gen. Jackson in a siibg.<.
quent letter to President Cleveland
respecting Secretary Bayard’s action In
tbe matter. The correspondence is now
expected to find its way Into the press ot
this country. This correspondence, how.
ever, is by no means tbe most Interesting
part of the correspondence which Sena
tor Brown's resolution culled lor. Tue
letters of Gen. Jackson to Secretary Bav<
srd and the President are what the publlo
want to see.
Maj. J. H. Pond, tho lecture agent,
traveled 400,000 ludes with Henry
Wird Beecher. Maj. Pond's rentals
ceuoes ol the great preacher would bo iu
, nutating.
CURRENT COMMENT.
He Mu*t Retire.
Fram the. Birmingham Age ( De i,.)
The Socialist will have to re ire from poli
tics in this country The sod is nut suited to
Ins grow th, it u better to e a mugwump
than a Social is:, and a uiuzworai ratucr tuau
a Nihilist.
Sashay D**iined.
From the Memphie Avalanche (Pf.)
A Detroit paper consumer a naif column
in an effort to explain to its r* aders ihe
Canadian Idea of Sunday. In tlie average
American city Sunday is Hie aav when the
front doors of the churches and the back doors
of the saloons are open.
The Independence of the People.
from the Mobile Begietec Demo
Er-Senator McDonald, of Indiana, is re
ported as expressing the o iniou that civil
service reform is a sham. Noliody cares a
very great deal what ex-Senator McDonald
i-avs. The era of political or I'-ies has passed.
People think now lor them -elves.
The Remedy For Socia.ism.
Fr m the Chattanooga T ‘ 1 Dem.)
A shrewd citizen is of the opinion that an
effective cure of socialism m this country
would ie liberal cxtrad tlon fe-t.o- with
Germany, Austria and Uus-.a, au l there is
much plausibility in tho suggest ion. Those
scoundrels are not a ; ram ' : our government,
which tolerates free speech amt freedom of
tbe press far beyond th • limt ot license, li
Most and a smalt shipload of Ids sort ol
nuisances were put on a v sseland sent to tlie
various powers who want them to answer
charges of treason, rheir ignorant and urutal
followers would speedily so >ide.
BRIGHT ill is.
The Force of Habit—A banker to bis em
ploye; “Here are 100 francs lor a present, or
rather 97.50. for l havededi te I 2 ■_ per cent,
for discount.” rtench Fun.
We never fully appreciate how much sub
dued humility there can be found in a man
until we see him playing dominoes with his
mother-in-law.— tat Bice-- Advance.
‘•There goes a man who lias a great deal of
trouble with strikers,” remarked Jones.
••Why, is he a hard employer?” “No; he’s a
candidate for office.”— Few York Sun.
Blobson (confidentially —l tel! you. Pop
injay, I’ve got one of the biggest things on
foot you ever heard of.
Popinjay—What is it—a shoe? Burlington
‘, ec Pree*.
Five-year-old AurcE—Tommy, give me
half of your apple?
Six-year-old Tommy—l'm sorry, but I can
not, Alice Mamma told mu never to do any
thing by halves.*— Y< nicer* Sluteemun.
She (of Boston)—“Are the art galleries
closed in New York Sundays, Mr. Connois
seur?'’ He (of New York—“Well-er-os ensi
bly. vest but I never find any trouble getting
in at ihe side door.’ ’-—Sufalu.Courier.
PM a,” ino iiireu Bobby, “hasn’t pa a queer
idea of heaven?”
•‘Weil. I think not, Bqbbr. WlivT
"1 beard pi m say tile week you Spent in
Albany seemed like heaven to him.”— S'eic
York Sun.
“Don’t you flad tho people around here
very sociable?” asked Cobwigger of anew
neighbor.
“Yes. indeed 1 do,” was the hearty
response. “Onlv a moment ago I met a
beggar, and he held out his hand to me.”—
tlnrpt! ’. li/IB'lr.
A i.ocal divine relates with much gusto
tlie unwonted honors paid him at a recmtly
attended funeral service. On his arrival the
widower—chief mourner—arose and address
ed tbe assembly as follows: “My friends, 1
have t lie pleasure of introducing to you tbe
Dev. l)r. . We’d better sing sotuethiug.
' oppose wo try the doxology.”— £mt n Com
monwealth.
A gentleman on his wav home last Mon
day mailt, ‘J o'clock, met a negro b>y coming
out of an alley with a chicken under his aim
He took hold of the boy, examined the chicken,
ana (lading il a nice fat pullet, asked the boy
i the had ti t stolen it. The hoy replied, “No.sir;
t I’d er stole dat chicken I’d er had 'im in er
bag. boss.’’ The gentleman let him go on his
way,— Mon cs(-V. C.) tin/jut er.
“liiirßKN,” said Mrs. Stubbs, laying down
the evening paper, “what is meant by optim
ism?”
“Optimum?”
“Yes Tile paper says that optimism is not
a characteristic of the modern age.”
“Optimism, Hannah,is a aiseaseof the eye,
an’ you’ll it t it the fust thing vou know, if you
keep on a-readin’ that fine print.”— Tid-Biu.
“What's the matter, f’at?”
“Slore fun in the family this morning
tor ”
“Y'es; twins again?”
‘‘No, sor. Faith, and it’s triplets this
time.”
“Y ou’re getting on.”
“Uettin’on, is it? By hivins. sor, I belave
the next’ll be quadrupeds!” —San FrancUeu
■ hrontc'e.
“Sullivan made a great deal of money by
Ills slugging match,’' remarked Mr. syndi
cate. as he laid down ihe morning paper
which he had been reading at the breakfast
table.
“How is that?” inquired Mrs. Syndicate,
who ia not well posted about sporting mat
ters.
•1 was reading about Sullivan’s slugging
match.”
“Who is Match?”
”1 shawl I mean his boxing matches,” re
plied the impeluous Mr. Syndicate.
“Boxing matches, is he? Well, I am glad
to hear that he bus a: last gone into some re
spectable Business.”—7 ,*l ih Sif:inuK.
PERSONAL.
Otto Hjaluer Hjorth Bovksen is said to
draw JIO.OOO a year ironi the Century.
Sir Thomas Maktinkau. Mayor of Bir
mingham. Eng., who bus just been kn;"htcd
is a nephew o. Harriet Martincau, tbe poet
ess.
John G Saxe was six foot two in height
and broad in proportion. He had a magnifi
cent head which was ft uely poised upon broad
and stalwart shoulders.
Tue most conspicuous citizen of T,ock
Haven. Pa. is said to he a 8-vear-old hoy
named Roy L. Selinyler, who pockets fifteen
pool halls without losing his turn.
The name of the new Secretary of the
Treasury appears in the Harvard catalogue
as Carolus Slebbnis Fairchild, c ans of ’i;3
Harvard is now rejoicing iu the fact that she’
can boast ot two graduates ip the present
Cabinet.
Mtts. Hendricks says she has no intention
of writing a memoir of the late Vice Presi
dent. but she has carefully arranged all his
papers and bonk- for fuiurc reference by soma
person or persons who may be engaged iu
writing history.
John Ucsrell Young, it is Baid, has con
cluded arrangements for bis history or the
civil life of Gen. Grant. Now that he lias re
covered ht health, Mr. Young will devote nis
tune to preparing a record of Grant’* life
alter ho eea-ed to command the arnii-s ot ttic
nation. It is understood that Hie Grant fam
ily is very anxmus to have Mr. Young ac
complish tills tusk.
I
THOMAS Bailkv ALDRICH was seized with
| stage fright at tire re* mg in Boston last
I week for the Longfellow Memorial h uad.
j He came forward like anawkwanj schoolboy,
stood firs' on one foot and then on another’
I and ser mod to suffer real agony in Ills eni'.ar-
I easement. One bright Boston girl who knows
area, poet when she sees him, exclaimed iu
amazement:, ,- To think that he should bo
afraid of us!”
One of the secrets of Mr. Parnell’s success
Is that he lia never Interfered outside of
Parliamentary bnslues*. Wlioil outside of
Parliament he aeis tho part of Agitstor:
when within Par lament tic devotes himself
to ttieduty of I eglslator; but Bo is aiwayson
hand, either wlthiuor without Parliament,
to further the ' ..too rtf the people, uni he
never peaks except whet: he has something
iwportaut to say.
H. It. 11. THE I'HINCK OK WALES, get* al
most Its mnuy remarkable lct'ers a- uner!-
itor. A recent corn- pondoni who culls Inin
self “A negro lu West Africa, a shoe
maker by trade, lion all , brought up,” being,
as lie ill lari *, and lilute or the uni inn of sup.
porting himself ,u,d family, “mod Dumbly
mill caracal.\ crave- and solicit* yourio.nl
p roil ago in romtorlng him any ir.viai or
paltry aid a* it lie* in your rovul power.”
Paliry aid from tho Prince of Wales n good
very good,
Walt Whitman is living, ni the age of 74.
in Gaunt ou His Delaware. Tho old poet
Is in poor health, having Bad a paralvtic
stroke -.one iimutu. uuo. II a * lot. limr *
long and unkainpl. Ins mild g tvy ev •• Id m,
ana hit ' qll llgm* is bind with age. 110 upend*
his 11 min a di-oYdured library, olid in iil
tilling elotlA**, wan a frtdeil shawl about In*
shoulder* ut.d a pair of wcil-w.ru ahpperson
his loot. Ut* a* oloAr and firm. Ho
nay* that Um favorite pool i*T*nay* ii tin
la not in actual waul, and rocaiva* a*i tauee
from frien i, ii, Ksgiaud. Ill* book* famuli
Uim *m*!l is uia*
A JACKSONIAN INDORSEMENT.
How a Government Clerk Came to Pay
Up Promptly on a Note.
tF'tshing’on Cor. Cleveland Leider.
Of a Washington hater who died a few days
a,ro a eood story is told of an experience he
had with Andrew Jackson. It was when the
baker was a very small lad. lie was an ap
prentice, and his employer used to send him
to collect toe debts due the lirm. One day he
wafc sent with a bill to a certain Treasury
clerk, which individual refused to pay and in
addition gave the youngster a scolding for
daring to come to him on a dunning expedi
tion. The little apprentice was aciually
fr ghtened at what was said to him, and be
gan to cry as he left the scene. He was still
crying as lie passed through the W lute House
grounds close by, where he met Old Hickory
taking a walk. .
‘•What i- the matter, my little boy? asked
the President.
The li lie fellow related as best he could
what had t.ikon place, when the President
to u him to go back and ask the clerk if he
would not be willing to giv** his note for the
amount he otved. The clerk only laughed
when the proposition was made to him. It
was as good a way to pay a debt as he want
ed. The note was drawn up in duo form and
the box rciurne i to the White House grounds,
where the President, whom, however, he did
not know, was awaiting his return. After
examining it to see that it was ah right Jack
son wrote in a bold hand across the back his
own name, and then told the hoy to present it
to the clerk at the proper tune. If it were
not i aid then il would be paid if brought to
he Wluie House. The day for the redemp
tion 01 the note had no sooner arrived tliau
the boy appeared at the Treasury with the
paper. Jle did not have long to wait for his
money after the clerk had read the indorse
ment upon the back. To him a situation was
worth more than the sum he owed the baker.
A Good Judge of Wine.
Ft- m the Xew Y " k Evening Sun.
Ihe proprietor of Moore’s Lake House,
Saratoga, was in a reminiscent mood. ‘’lt is
wonderful,” he said, “bow expert some gen
tiemen become in their knowledge ami judg
ment of wines. They make it a study, y u
see, but the course is an expensive one. why,
the old Martha Vineyard ski per. who cou and
locate the position of his boat by simply
ta-temg a little soli front the sea bottom
wasn’t a marker to many gentlemen m their
ability in a wine way. They’ll tell you not
only the kind of wine, hut its place of glow i h
and, harder yet, its age. Oh, ye*. the> ’ll do
it, and seldom err in judgment. But the best
judge of the whole lot is Gen. Dan Sickles.
The General aud a few friends eameout to
dinner, one day, and at the proper time were
served with a choice bottle of Chateau
Yquetn. The waiter had turned but a little
ol the fruity fluid into the General’s g ass
when the dough y veteran exclaimed: 'Take
that wine back; it isn’t rigut.’
‘••What’s ihe matter with the wine?’ asked
several of the gentlemen, good judges, too, ns
judges go, as they critically sipped and
viewed it
••‘lt has been exposed to light, and is hurt
in color and flavor,’ replied the General.
•‘Atleug'h the discussion resulted in the
General otTering to bet that the wine had been
extiosed to light for at least six hours. The
bet was qu ekly takeu and I was called in to
decide it. Convinced that the wine was all
right, f immediately said that it hadju-t been
brought from the cellar. The General still
insisted that he was correct and called for my
wine man. When he ca e to the dining
room he showed that the General had not
been mistaken. He had brought the bottle
up just the evening before and placed it on
the rack behind the bar and immediately in
(root of the north window there. You see,
the wire had been in the light just about
twelve hours. 1 tell you, the General is the
boss judge.”
Mrs. Cleveland's Ginlsh Conquests.
From the Baltimore A meHcan,
The fact of Mrs. Cleveland’s singular popu
larity is of no recent date, as some are in
clined to imagine, but extends back to the
time when was a student at Welles Col
lege. I recently met a young fetlow who was
at Cornell at the same time that the Presi
dent's young wife was at Welles, where, for
several years, her roommate was Miss Kings
ford, of Osw ego, w. o recently visited her just
before the e!o?*e of the season. There has at
ways existed a friendly feeling between the
two colleges and, at the tune when Mrs.
Cleveland was a student, it was an event of
lrequent occurrence to make up jolly little
parties, duly chaperoned, of course, and g *
over to attend -ome joliificatio a: Gome 1.
On these occasions Mrs. C eve and was the
leading spirit, and had half the young fel
lows at the college ready to lay their empty
hands aud lull hearts at her feer, figuratively
speaking. This admiration was appreciated
to the full by the beautiful young girl, who
graciously acknowledged her with
out, however, giving encouragemeut to any
particular one, for even at that time it was
known that eventually she would marry
Grover Cleveland, of w hom she frequently
spoke in terms of admiration. Not a few of
the young fe lows quite lost their heads over
the belle, vowing eternal iidelity to her
beauty and attractions.
A Man's Body in a Hay Bale.
From the Caps n iJITev.) Appeal.
Last fall a young man named Anderson,
who was workiug on a ranch in Carson
Valley, suddenly disappeared, and although
au exhaustive search was made for him. uo
trace of his whereabouts could be discovered.
W ben last seen he was working near abay
baler. He was first missed at the dinner ta
ble. but no special anxiety was felt, as it was
supposed tiiat he had laid down through sick
ness, His disappearance was a nine days’
talk, and it was finally surmised that lie had
left the country n account of a love affair.
Day before yesterday, however, he turned up
in Virginia City William Mooney, the sta
bleman. purchased a load of alfalfa hay in
bales of the rancher on whose place Anderson
had been missed, lie weut to open one or the
bales, when he found inside the body of An
derson in a eood state of preservation. It is
now rumored that Auder on, who was work
ingatthe machine, fell in, ami the helpers
about the spot were too busy ta ki ug p litics
to notice him, aud suite was tied up along
w ith the balance ot the hay. He evidently
died of suffocation aDd made no sign. Mr.
Mo ney lia-carefully examined the rest of
the hay, but has found no more bodies. The
remains were given a Christian bur al, and
the same style of hay is now selling fersls a
ton.
Sheridan's Ambulance.
From the Boston Transcript .
“If Phil Sheridan purchases a summer
residence on the South Shore,” said a mili
tary man ibis morning, as lie looked over h s
paper, “I suppo-e ho will brimr his ambu
lance along with him, and drive up and
down the beach in his old superb style. I
suppose you know that Sheridan, if he can
help it, never rides in any oilier carriage
in nan army ambulance? Before hie mar
riage, when bis headquarers were at Chica
go, his ambulance, neatly painted ami var
nished aud comfortably upholstered, drawn
by lour of the handsomest aud sprighlbest
niiiles in the United Slates, grooine i until
they shone, and driven by a soldier in uni
form, was one of the most familiar objects on
the streets. Everybody knew it and greatly
admired It.
"When be married he had to get a coupe, ot
course, "iid people All pitied linn when they
saw I im in it he looked so eoinple ely lost.
But he kept ibe ambulance and rattled over
the pavement in it whenever Mrs. Sheridan
did not. care to go out. It went to Washing
ton with him.”
]ui perfect, But—.
You will love me? Ah, I know.
As men love—no belter, dear.
Worship? Yes, a nioulli or so.
Tei.derue,a? Perhaps a year.
After that, the quiet sense
Of possession; careless care,
And the culm indifference
That all married lovers woar.
Blame >ou. dearest? Not at all,
A* late made you, so you stand;
As Fate made you, so you fall
Far below Love's high ffemuud.
Yet how strange Is Love's deep law!
I• au look you through und through,
Tracing plainly Nature's Haw
lu the heart she gave to you!
Knowing all my heart must sinks.
All the danger, ad lhe fear.
And yet glad, even so, to make
This, lily losing bargain, dear!
Mii'Wiiir 8, Bridges,
Knwer ol th I'roii.
A'flMron P'/* /'tent.
Yiwlerilny a little pramlnin of a certain
prom incut Inl ine.* man m Kanton waa (pend
ing Ike ilny w Itu lti graiiUpurt uia, of whom
In- i verv foml. lining the Mfteißoou hit
ill in bail on chair at the parlor w n'low, ami
remalueil lliercovei an hour, looking .in x
inn-ly up the elrret, a* if li ving to •* * nue
particular pcrnin, \i lm.giii in* greinluia,
who bail bei ii welching li nioveiiiruta for
voae illue. Hki'il Imn What litwg* looking
fur, wliimi ihn little fellow earn:
•*l went to ee " a friend reuneeteu
v ilk the free I'rcu). "U> 11l him to put in rbe
paper for *d to uiefce It ime, ao Auaie
will bring ojj night-gown ami 1 can nay all
sight '•
ITE3IS OF INTEREST.
One of the inmates of the house of refuge
in Hamilton, Canada, was born in 1781. Last
year be was in an institution in Dundas, but
not liking it he set out and walked to Hamil
ton, a distance of live miles.
Prof. Wiggins predicts another earth
quake about Aug. 17 aud Sept. 19 next, affect
ing Western Europe and Eastern North
America. The greatest force, be says, will
be felt in the southern hemisphere.
I. Crassett, who has been in China for
eighteen years, writes to a Chicago paper to
say that there is no better field for the true
philanthropist than am ug the deaf mutes of
northern Asia, where they are must terribly
uegiecied.
It is reported that in Cauca. one of the
states in the republic of Colombia, a large
quantity of valuables has been dug out of
some newly discovered liuacas. or ancient In
dian burial grounds. Many of the articles
are of great value and ot an order entirely
instinct from the many which have been dug
from different cemeteries in the country from
the days of the conquest to the present.
The announcement that Mr. Gladstone, the
great English state-man, has been invited to
attend the celebration in Philadelphia, in
September next, of the adoption of the Fed
eral constitution. anU that he'tnay possibly
be tuducca to come, will lie gratifying news
to the many admirers of Mr. Gladstone in this
country. Mr. Glad-lone has expressed his
desire to visit the United States, but has
heretofore been preveuted by absorption in
political and other affairs.
Reese Langstaff, a 16-ycar-old colored
youth, confessed recently that he had com
mitted a burglary near New Brunswick, N.
J. Another 1 and whom he named as an accom
plice was arrested, hut was found to have
been nowhere near the place at the time ol
the robberv. Now, it is said, the real thief
has been discovered, and it turns out that
Lang-tailhad no connection whatever with
him or tne crime. His motive for endeavor
ing to get himself into the peniteuuarvy for
live or ten years is a mystery,
A. D. Wynas, formerly United States
Treasurer, is President of a bauk in Omaha,
where S. P. Rounds, ex-Public Printer, is
publishing a paper. Rounds was “printer’s
devil” in the office of Mr. Wyman’s father,
who was an ed tor aud publisher in Madison,
VVis . and the two buys learned the printer’s
trade together. Rounds wase gaged in busi
ness tor some time in Chicago, and w hen be
arrived in Washington as Public Printer Mr.
Wyman was there as Treasurer. By a singu
lar coincidence they have come together in
Omaha.
The women’s rights women should emi
grate to Alaska. According to a traveler
who has returned from that region, “in Alas
ka the Indian woman is boss,and they assume
every prerogative exercised by male Indians
elsewhere, even to the exent of having a
plurality of husbands, thus reversing the
order in other tribes, by which the males
have a pluradty of wives. The squaws find
work for their husbauds to do and com el
them to do it. The woman does all the trad
ing and receives and disburses all the
money.”
It is said that the Emperor of Rnssla is
about to join the ranks of royal and imperial
authors. He has revised his diaries for the
past, ten or fifteen years, and has intrusted
M. Zichy, the Hungarian painter, with the
task of illustrating them. The work will be
published at St. Petersburg in the autumn.
Tile reigning sovereigns who already possess
more or less ela m to Htera y distinction are:
Queen Victoria, King Oscar of Sweden, King
Kouis of Portugal, tne Emperor Peter ol
Brazil, the shall of Persia, Priuce Nicholas of
Montenegro, and Prince Charles of Monaco,
C. C. Woolworth, of Albany, head of the
concern that makes postal cards for the gov
ernment, says that at the factory in Castleton,
Pa., they manufacture between two and three
tons a day the year round. The largest order
they ever tilled for one city wasl.ooo.ooo cards,
or about twelve tons of paper, for New Y..rs.
There are used there about 6.000,000 caret a
moil'll. Chicago comes next, with about
3,010,000 cards in the same period. There are
430,000,000 postal cards manu.aciured annu
ally. Two-cant uostage did not lessen the u e
of postal cards, but checked the growiti of
their use for some little time. The check bus
been ov rcome, and Lhe nub ic are using more
and more postal cards every day.
The Empress Augustanever desired to be a
queen or empress, hut both positions being
imposed upon her, she did her best to turn
them to some good use. She found them irk
some and trammelling. "Do you know,” she
said, "if I could have governed my own des
liuy what 1 should have been? A private lady
in a lairly good position in Paris, well off,but
not too rich. 1 should have lived near the Lou
vre. the National Library and the Theatre
Francais. My greatest expenditure would
have been in going to see the piay three times a
week, I have a keen relish for the beauiies
ol the French language. No treat is so great
to me as to hear a good French uramatic. woru
spoaeu oy accomplished Parisian piayers.”
There is a prospect that Indianapolis may
become known a9 the m mumeutal city of the
West. At least she is making a lairly good
start. The Morton monument is a handsome
piece of tuonze wur,. and altogether credita
ble in its wav. Tne Hendricks monument
will probably be as g od. though we have no
inkling vclas to its character ihe uionu
montto the late Schr.ylerCoilax.to be eiec ed
by the Odd fellows. will probably be uiuie
ornamental than either, and, to the general
eye, more Interesting. Finally, the soldiers’
moiiuuien , yet to be, for which the munifi
cent sum of |2u0,000 has been appropriated,
will overtop and overshadow an the rest.
These four will make a good beginning for a
collection of out-door statuary that will he a
credit to the city.
The London Daily News publishes an ar
ticle on the tightiug strength of Italy, which
shows very plainly that the power which at
tacks Italy in the coming Kurupeau contest
wul not have a walkover, ihe Russian
army only is numerically superior to the
Italian. The available strength for de
ien-ive purposes which Italv can bring into
action amounts to a tota. of 2,387,383 men,
and she bas a permanent, though not perma
nently active, lighting force of 802.687 men.
'The Generals of the Italian army arc Moroz ro
de la Ro ca, Cialdiui, and the Dukeol Uacla.
The First Lim", the Mobile Militia, and the
l errt orial Militia are the army departments,
and in each of these the p nods of training
are ao arranged that nearly 1.0u8.000 men are
kept in a constant condition of efficiency for
immediate service. The Italian seacOist,
further, is traversed by rail ways which would
aid greatly in the repulse of an enemy. The
navy, too, is strong, and surpassed only bv
the British uavy.
Every one in VVasnington wondered one
day last week why “the physician to the
i’rcsideut” had been summoned to the Wldie
House in such haste. Mauy thought that
dreaded attack predicted oy br. Sowers had
fallen outlie President, but the fears of the
couutr. need not lie overworked. llie Presi
dent slit. I- well, and it is only Hector Hint
wns ill. The Antwerp poodle hid gotten
upstair* and into one or ihe oedrooms. where
he lound two delightful-smelling cakes of
soup. T he imported -purp” ate ho li of them,
aud he was ill—that was all. The dog was
banished to Red ’Top, aud there made night
hideous wbh his yells and howling. The
stew ard hud just gotten a now set of servsuis
who had not heard of the “spooks” At the
place, and when they heard Hector bowi they
packed up their bag aud baggage aud left
instantly. For they believed mat If the dog
howled lie either saw or heard something
supernatural. Hector Is now back at the
\V hue House, but in close quarters.
The President reads some of the para
graphs that describe him as being in poor
health, aud hears of o bers of the same sort,
hut be has nor. yet ca ied in the physician
who considers Uun such an alarming case,
nor lias he thought of buyiuir a saddle horse
or resorting to gymnastic apparatus of any
kind *o increase hit vigor. The fact Is that
he is not, nor ha be been for many mouths,
so heavy lu weighi as he was when he came
from Albany. Uo li. is not for many years in
dulged in t xcrcl-e more active than wulkiug,
and lie bas prehabiy bad more outdoor pas
time since he hciiume President than he has
enjoyed far any like lime m twenty years.
Ills physical condition was discus-oil st (lie
White House whan Hie " slugger,” John L.
Sullivan, culled ui pay his respects. Wheu
the crowd usd thinned out considerably l".
slice ly introduced him to the President,
remarking mat they had heard that lie (the
President) was getting out of condition, and
ilie> thought ihai ihcy would recommend
tied he try the Sullivan udmiulslrniioo ’l’he
President replied as lie looked the ehseipion
over that lie thought, one or two blows would
be enough lor him. hullivuu, when lie came
out. remarked to a reporter that the Presi
dent was "In very good condition lor a m m
whe doe* not exorcise much,” Ho sniffs “He
alu’t as fat as be was? No, I guns* ant. All
be Beads u> unng the Aaali ffowu is u> laka
about lour Turkish list Us a week and to be
well rubbed down.''
Prti <soo®e. %
SPRING,#
DRESS GOODS
DEPARTMENT.
Our Spring Novelties in
this Department is now re
ceived and on exhibition.
The Ladies are especially
invited to call and examine
the mo3t complete assort
ment of Fine Goods ever
Displayed in this city.
Crota&Dflur,
SUCCESSORS TO
B. F.. McKenna & Cos.
Special Notice!
I call attention to my stock of
Linen Sheetings
AND
Pillow Case Linens.
Without exception they are THE BEST
GOODS of the kind ever offered in this city,
and PRICES LOWER than same goods cad
he purchased for in Now York.
I am receiving NEW GOODS by every
steamer. My stock ot
WHITE COODS
compares favorably with anv establish ment
m the country I call special attention to.siy
line of
French Nainsooks,
both light and heavy weight, for childrcn’i
wear, from 35c per yard.
CER MAINE’S.
NEXT TO FUKBER’S.
■_ , . ■■ ■■ . ,mm \
giDilimq. __
“the" famous"
lias Knocked the Wind out of H *1
Prices for Clothing*
Before purchasing a Spring Suit it will P,
to look at our slock, all of "Ur own manufao
tore. THE FAMOUS NEW YORK CLOTH
ING HOUSE, 140 Congress street, shows ttl
season the prettiest line of Suiting" at 1,1
lowest possible prices; also a fine line o
Straw Hats uml Gentlemen’s Furnießin
goods. '
Our Elegant anil Handsome Lim
—OF—
CLOTHING
—FOR—
Spring Wear
I S now ready and on exhibition. The
i are cordially Invited to call end me t(()
whether to purchase or simply 10 _
Steles that will prevail the ensuing ■
Our samples Dorn which to make st
for
Garments to Ordei
have ween pronounced perfect in tne c*tre
aud will he shown with pleasure"
Thorough itn.l Eatlre
l Kskirrd to oil
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