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* Will TAKER STll E ET. SAVANNAH, GA.
" SUNDAY. AFKTTi 10, ISB7.
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, tion.
IMEITOMEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings—Managers of Colored Hospital:
Slats Meeting Under the Auspices of the Irish
National League.
Special Notices—Raffle of Chestnut Mare;
Thanks, C. \V. Purcell; The Provident -Man,
Davis Bros.: Art Exhibition, Webster A Oli
veros. Agents Davis Machine; (,frmn Vol
unteers; Not in the Mud. Townsend.
...... Cheap Column Advertisements—Helo
Wanted; Employment Wanted; for Rent;
For Sale; Boarding; Personal; Photography;
Ytatfle; Miscellaneous.
Easter Offerings—At Eckstein’s.
Five Dollars Reward—Mrs. H, Mastick.
Reliable Dry Goons—Crohan & Dooncr.
Shoe 9, Millinery, Etc.—A. B. Altmayer
A Cos.
New Hose. Belts, Etc.—F. GutmaD.
Notice—F. M. Jones.
Painting. Etc.—Lloyd A Adams.
Notice—Application for Act of Incorpora
tion of Metropolitan .street Railwav.
Dissolution of Copartnership—Meyer A
O’Brien.
Charter Oak Ranges—Clarke A Daniels.
Married— L.iß.s. M. H.
Machinery—Schofield Iron Works.
For Sale— Wm. Hone & Cos; Bolton Street
I. D. Laßoche’s Sons.
Hardware, Etc.—Lovell A Lattimore.
Stoves—Cornwell A Chipman.
Auction Sales—Business and Residence
V-ots at Florence. Ala.
Mourning Goods, Etc.—At Germaine’s.
Sugar, Rice andCokfee— Wm. G.Cooper.
To Nkw-papi k Publishers—J. H Estill.
Pennsylvania will not execute her
murderers by electricity. A bill provid
ing for their execution by that means was
Introduced iu the Legislature, but an
amendment proposing to substitute tbe
guillotine resulted in the defeat of tbe
measure.
Gen. P. M. B. Young is stiil in Wash
ington. He is said to aspire to tbe Aus
trian mission. Senator C'oiquitt, it is un
derstood, is backing him. Tire appoint
ment to tbe Austrian mission will soon
be made, hut it is not thought at. Wash
ington that Gen. Young will obtain it.
Mr. Blaine’s fever is of sutUcient im
portance to attract the attention of the
entire country. This must make Senator
Bherman envious, because, although it is
known tbat he has guttered from a chill
ever since he was burn, the country re
fuses to pay much attention to tne faot.
It is said tbat 200 baby boys have al
ready been named atter President Cleve
land, and that about half as many baby
.girls bear the name oi Mrs. Cleveland,
president and Mrs. Cleveland will, no
doubt, wish their namesakes long life,
prosperity, and a large Dernocr atic pos
terity.
A Brooklyn man is very angry with
President Cleveland because a letter from
him was read at the unveiling of tbe
■tatue of Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston at
New Orleans the otber day. The Brook
lyn mau is to be excused, because he is
doubtless one of the numerous cranks
that infest tbat city and is, therefore, ir
responsible,
Baron Nordenskjoid, the explorer, is
■pending a few days in Vienna. Be Is
meditating a Swedish Antarctic expedi
tion, in which he expects to have tbe
assistance of King Oscar. He has not
jet determined upon the date of his de
parture to the Autarct ic regions, but when
be does depart he expects to be away lor
a year and a half, lie thinks that if he
ean obtain a vessel which will carry coal
enough he will perhaps be able to reach
the South pole. Of course the sclentido
world will be interested in the expedi
tion, but it is not clear that uuy benefit
Will result troin it.
Lord Lansdowne, Governor General o!
Canada, appears to be rather timid.
Since threats were made against him for
evicting tenants on h;s Irish estates be
bas been but little in public and his offi
cial residence Is closely guarded day and
■tight. So completely bas be Isolated
liimself from the outside world that all
Canada is talking about his fear of Irish
vengeance. He reads the newspapers
closelv and outs out all comments tbat
concern him. His nervous system is said
to bs badly shaken. Lord Lansdowne
ought to resign and make a visit to New
fork. The worshipers ot “Me Luds” in
tbat city would soon make birn forget his
troubles.
It is stated that the Pennsylvania Leg.
Ist ature is completely under the control
of ths great oil eorporatlous of tbat State.
£ot long ago tbe officers of one of the cor
porations toroud their way upon tbe floor
of the House and dared the Representa
tives to vote against a certain bill. Tbo
Pennsylvania Legislature is largely Re
publican. Considering that it is so com
pletely dominated by the great corpora
tions of tbe Stale, it is not strange tbat
wsany honest Pennsylvania Republicans
are inclined to assist tbo Democrats to
re-elect President Cleveland. There is
even hope that the Philadelphia Press
may be induced to forsake its extreme
partisan course.
At the opening of ths convention of the
Knight* of Labor whiob ass' tabled in
Barriuburg, Fa., on April 7, General
Bautur Workman Powjeriv sa.d that hi*
order wa fighting undsr the stars and
•trip**. R* exproaimd himself a* gratl-
Bud with tbs result ol tbe elections In
Chicago, and said tbat be rejoiced that
Aumoby was *now*d under as it nvor
wra* snowed undr Dolor*. Tnos* utter
anocs of tb* (>!**rai Master Workmau
will tm rooolVKl with pleasur* through
•nt Um .•ouolff, Whsuevor It D di*>
ttMtl 1 aagersbood that to* laboring m*u
*1 'hi* ooiißlry have nothing in cotnmou
with Anarchism t*r will f; aU tb*
f H'Uf ***>.
I,and Grabbing Congressmen.
The Washington correspondent of the
I New York Herald tells a very remark
( able story of an attempt by several mem
| tiers of Congress to get possession of the
! tract of land between Kansas and Texas,
| containing 0,400 square miles, known as
j the Public Land Strip. The de
mand for grazing lands bas made
this strip of land, which is 135 miles long
and 40 w ide, very valuable. It has never
| been surveyed, and settlers have never
been permitted to locate homesteads or
j claims upon it. Sir. Peters, a Repub
lican member af tbe House from Kansas.
I succeeded in getting such a bill as he
and his friends wanted through
I tbat branch of Congress. He
j was careful to call it up
at a time when there were but few mem
bers present, and be bad no difficulty in
getting it passed. Its true character was
not suspected. It went to the Senate and
there Senator Plumb took charge of it.
He is also a Kansas mau and a very
shrewd one. He managed tbe bill
easily, and the sleepy and careless
Senators did whatever be asked them to
do with regard to it. He bad it amended
so as to authorize the establishing of a
land office at once in the territory and
tbe sale of town igts. The
bill ought to have gone back
to tbe House for concurrence of tbat
body in tbe amendment, but Mr. Plumb
was altogether too sharp to permit any
thing of that sort. He asked for a con
ference committee immediately and be
got it. On tbat committee were
Mr. Plumb and bis friends from
the Senate and Mr. Peters and his
friends from the House. Everythin?
worked like a charm. A report was
agreed upon which the Senate at once
approved, in tbe House, however, an
obstruction was mat with in the shape of
Representative Weaver, of lowa. He
objected and the bill bad to go
to a committee. Without the
knowledge of Weaver, however,
Peters got the bill back into tbe House
and bad it passed during tbe worry and
exoitemont of tbe last day of the session.
In some way Weaver discovered that tbe
bill bad been signed by tbe President of
the Senate and tbe Speaker, and
that it was already in tbe bands
of the President. He went to tbe
Speaker and made him acquainted with
tne facts. Mr. Carlisle telephoned to tbe
White House and advised the President
not to sign the bill. It was not signed,
and tbe scheme ot the land grabbers was
defeated.
Assuming tbat this story is correct in
every particular, does it not seem re
markable tbat men who are chosen to
make tbe nation’s laws should violate
the confidence reposed in them and use
their influence and power to make laws
lor robbing instead of protecting the peo
ple? The press is often condemned for
its harsh criticisms of public men.
It doubtless docs make mistakes,
and often bad men use it to gratiry per
sonal spites and to promote selhsb
schemes but, taken as a whole, its influ
ence is good and it does more to protect
the people’s rights, uphold the laws and
promote morality than any other agency
or all other agencies combined. If it were
not for the fear of exposure by a vigilant
and watchful press it is not improbable
that cases like this of tbe Public Land
Strip would be of frequent occurrence in
Congress.
The Florida Scnatorship,
The Senatorial contest In Florida is
gelling to be very interesting. The affi
davit makers are bavin? an inuin? at
present, but thus far they Uo not appear
to have settled anything deliuitelv. Ex-
Gov. Drew and State Senator Mann say
thatC. H. Jones, editor oi the Times-
Union, told than that he had au agree
ment with ex-Gov. Illoxhaai, a very
prominent Senatorial candidate, which
bound Uloxhaui in ths event of his elec
tion to antagonize Senator
Cali in Florida matters, to use his in
fluence to elect a successor to Call who
would be iu harmony with the Times-
Union and its wishes and to favor such a
parceling out ol the offices, State and Fed
eral, as would be agreeable to the Times-
Union and its friends. Mr. Jones prints
affidavitsdeuyiug that he ever made any
such statements to Gov. Drew aud Sena
tor Manu, and ex-Gov. Bloxhain denies
that he ever entered into any such bar
gain with Mr. Jones as is outlined iu their
affidavits.
The affidavits leave the situation, so far
as the charges respecting the alleged
bargain is concerned, about as follows:
Mr. Jones says that ho never stated to
ex-Gov. Drew and Senator Mann that he
hud a bargain relative to the Scnatorship
with ex-Gov. Bioxuam, and ex-Gov. Bh x
bam denies that he made such a bargain
with Mr. Junes. There appears to be no
foundation, therefore, for asserting that
there is or was a bargain betweeu Blox
ham aud Jones respecting the Senator
ship and other political matters. But it
is another question whether Mr, Jones
stated to ex-Gov. Diew aud Senator
Mann that he hud a bargain with
Uloxhaui. Messrs. Drew and Mann swear
that he made such a statement to them.
Mr. Jones denies that he did, and backs
up bis di nial with a double-barreled’
affidavit. The weight of evidence is, of
course, against Mr. Jones, but we do uot
pretend to say which side tbe truth is on.
Tbo-e who know the affidavit makers will
form their own conclusion.
It is to be regretted that ex-Gov. Biox.
ham’s canvass lor the Scnatorship has
been marred by a controversy like
this whicb has arisen be
tween' Mr, Jones and Messrs.
Drew and Manu. However innocent he
may be of the ebarges contained in tbe
affidavits o! Messrs. Drew anil Manu, !
there will be some who will credit tuein.
The high character, however, which ho
has always uminluinod, both as a publio
man and a privat* citizen, ought, to lie of
ilscl! sufficient refutation ol any charges
that may he made against him ol wrong
doing. He has been iu public life long
enough to know tbat one of the things
which publio men find the most difficulty
In guarding against is tbe indiscretion
of ever smart friends.
Asbury, N.J., hu In th person of
Frof. A. H. Corliss, a school teacher who
would hardly suit Georgia. From ‘2 until
♦ o'clock every sfieinoo* ho leaches hi*
older pupils to piny ■uitbr* end poker,
and in* young t one* be amu* with
•tone* or torllllng extract* from dim*
novel*, lie refuse* to etpinlo hi* psou
liar conduct, ssoepttotay tbat be know*
iff no otaei way to •wiitrol tils pupils.
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 1887—TWELVE PAGES.
Memorial Day.
For twenty years tho people of every
Georgia town whose cemetery container!
the grave of even a single Confederate
soldier looked forward to the coming of
the month of April with peculiar emo
tions. Besides being the month which
marked the tail of the Confederacy with
Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, it con
tained the sacred twenty-sixth, set apart
through the instrumentality of a
noble Georgia woman as a Memorial
day to be observed in honor of the
Confederate dead. In two short years a
change has taken place. Georgia women
who still wear black as an outward sign
of mourning for the lather, husband or
brother who died wearing tbe| gray still
look forward to too coming of April with
mfeiar.cboily interest, but there seem to
be few others in the Slate that do. The
following sentence, found in a State ex
change, is proof of the latter assertion:
“It is April, but only three Georgia towns
have arranged to observe Memorial day.”
A lew days ago, In a North Georgia
city, an old negro exhibited a worn piece
of paper to a gentleman and asked if it
was money. “Money?” answered the
gentleman, “it is a $lO Confederate bill,
nut it is of no account except as a keep
sake.” So it is with the splendid heroism
of the men who wore the gray. It is of
do account now except as a keepsake.
As such it is worthy to be honored at
least once a year.
At this day a great deal is said of the
“New South.” Its progress and its pros
pect ol future development and greatuess
are themes which provoke endless com
ment. The “New South” seems to re
member only the present and the future.
The “Old South” had its faults, but it was
not in the habit of forgetting those who
had rendered it a service, whether they
were right or wrong. Perhaps after
awhile, when the “business wave” sub
sides somewnat, the “New South” will
remember the men who fought and bled
and died during the years from 1860 to
1865, and onoe more April, flowers will be
plucked and scattered over their now too
often neglected graves.
Tlie Savannah and Western.
Tho survey of a route for the Savannah
and Western railroad, which is to extend
trom this city to a point on the East Ten
nessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad, is
completed to the Oconee river, a distance
of ninety miles. The road will be almost
an air line, and will run through an excel
lent country which has already a thrifty
and self-reliant population. It is a coun
try, however, that is, as yet, oompari
tively undeveloped. It is capable of bus
taining a population many times as great
as it at present has.
Tne survey shows that Reidsville, the
county seat of Tattnall county, Is 190 feet
above Savannah. Part ot the route of
the projected road is along the line of a
survey that was made fifty years ago for
the Central railroad and abandoned, after
the work of grading had begun, because
it was determined to change the direction
of the road. The surveyors’ marks are
still to be seen in the pine forests.
The Savannah and Western will give
this city another line to the West by way
of the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia road. The prompt construction
ol it will give great satisfaction to the
business men here and to the merchants
end fanners of the section of country
which will be tributary to it.
Give tlie Commission a Chance.
The action of the Interstate Commerce
Commission in suspending the long and
short haul provision of the interstate
commerce law in this seotlon of the coun
try is being quite severely criticised. It
is claimed that the commission has no
authority to suspend that clause in any
case before investigation, aud then only
in special cases, and not as to a great
section oi country.
There is no doubt that the commission
has done what it thought was right, and
while it may have considered that in
taking the course it did it was stretohing
its authority, nevertheless the common
sense of this country will sustain it.
The argument in iavor of suspension
was a very strong one. The Commis
sioners hadn’t tune to inquire into the
merits of it at once. They were reason
ably certain, however, that It contained
merit enough to justify them in taking
the course they did.
The long and short haul provision of the
law is going to glye the commission and
the railroads a great deal of trouble. It is
said tnat the railroads must adjust their
business to it. The question, however,
is, eau they? Some cun, doubtless, but
there are others wnioh can do so only
with the certainty of being ruined.
It would be well to give the commission
a chance to do what it is possible to do
toward vetting the law into operation be
fore beginning to kick it.
At the April meeting of the “Baptist
Sopial Union ot Manhattan Island,” held
In New York on April 7, the topic of dis
cussion was: “What is the moral Influ
ence oi the secular press of to-day?” In
the main the addresses were favorable to
the iwess. Rev. Dr. Hubert Collyor said
that the press was the most poteut influ
ence in the land. He believed that the
public journals were more faithfully and
widely read than the Bible Itself. The
daily press he considered an everlasting
committee of Investigation, “Lt un
earthed fraud, exposed wickedness, and
did noble work in grappling with corrup
tion.” Tho doctor concluded his address
by saviug that tho first thlug he did on
Sunday morning after breakfast was to
rend the newspapers. Then be read his
sermon. Rev. Dr. I’atton said that ho
was sure the general tendency of tho
press was honelioial to society and to the
country at large.
Senator Aldrich, or Rhode Island, baa
no love lor the independent press. He
■ay* that it seems to be the special mis
sion of the independent press to abuse
Republican candidate* and to praise
Oemooratlo candidates. Continuing bo
says: “I know of no other mission of
some of those paper*. They are the worst
kind of Uowooratlo papers." Senator
Aldrich is not good authority on th* sub
ject ol the Independent proas, because bo
eras through prejudiced spectacles. The
truth Is, ths genuinely Independent press
Is obliged to tavor liMinooratlo candi
dates, decants such candidates are the
•iponouto Of the party which believes In
bosest government.
In view of His activity of Canadian
or id set a H is well to aski Where la ■vetia
ter legalist
CURRENT COMMENT.
More Work for senator Hoar.
From the Nero York Worm lPe n.)
Senator Hoar shnuhl begin to Investigate
Rhode Island. -Tbe negro vote seems to be
suppressed there in a horrible manner.
Loose at Bout Ends.
From the Chattanoogi T - f Pen.)
It is amazing tbat uni body with the power
to reason in his head was ever led away from
the moorings of common sense by George’s
ludicrous rubbish, ills logic is loose at both
c-ads.
One of Nature’s Odd Laws.
From, the New York H r i'</ \ln f.)
Mr. Blaine, while in St. Louis, expressed
great admiration for Thomas Jefferson. It’s
an odd law of nature that a man a, ways likes
in another the qualities whioU ho does not
himself possess.
A Breach of luteruational Courtesy.
from the New York F gening Sun l Ini.)
The publication bv the Mexican govern
ment of ex-Miniater Jackson's t ilers without
the previous a-sent of ihe United Stales
Executive is a breach of international cour
tesy, The role is that ho correspondence
between friendly powers should he made pub
lic except by mutual consent,
BRIGHT BITS.
A Maine Sheriff writes: “Luke out for
an eskspped cruninul. He has a feerce mous
tache a ud a siu astir expreohuu.''— t>u - Unfftun
Free Free*.
In ancient times Kissing a pretty girl was a
cure for the toothache. Drat the dentists!
Why did they .ever come in'.o power?—Aur
lingtcn free Frees.
A good quality of celluloid is now being
made from potatoes. Soon bullets will be
made from the railway saudwich.— Fitulurg
Chruniole - Telegraph.
Omaha Burglar—What did you leave
Chicago far?
Chicago Burglar—Too much intemperance
among them Chicago perlicemeu.
“Does that make any difference?”
"Yes, sir. Some uv them Chicago perlice
inqn are dangerous when they’re drunk.” -
Omaha World.
Mrs. Ikelstein Run rnit der doctor,
kervick, Solomon; de paby ish swollowt a
silver toiler!
Mr. I.—Vos it dat von I lefd on der dable?
Mrs. I. Yes, dot vos it; hurry mit der
doctor.
Mr, I.—Don’d get oxeited, Rajel, it vos
gounderveid.— Life.
“So you wouldn’t like to be a minister.
Bobby, when you -grow up?” remarked Mr.
Whilechoker at the table.
"No, indeed,” responded Booby emphati
cally. ~
“Aud wbynotf” insisted Mr. Whitechoker,
amused at the lad's earuesiiie-s.
“Because ma says she always feels sorrv for
country ministers, an’ that’6' the reason 6he
has you here to dinner so often.”— Drake*
Hagaeine.
Says an esteemed contemporary: “A child
born in Hyde Park Bunila;. weighed at the
time oi us birth only one and one-hatf
pounds. A lady’s gold ring was slipped over
its little arm to the elbow. It is saul to be
alive and doing well, with every prosuect oi
becoming aluli-fledged citizen.”
A gold ring that is "alive and doing well”
must be quite as much of a curiosity as the
child over whose arm It was slipped. —Button
Transcript.
So, old winter, you’re going to leave us.
Ail alone by ourselves in mis place,
But it don’t so almighty grieve us
To see the last look of your face.
You have blown down our chimneys and
b! ustered.
And colored our noses true blue.
We’ve been peppered aud now we are mus
tered
To bid you a silent adieu.
.isle IQ * k Horning Journal.
A comic actor was much addicted to
drink. lie was on the road and biaed to ap
po ir iu a -mall town. Wuen he came out on
Uie stage he was so drunk that the audience
hissed him. Steadying himseil on the scenery
the actor said: “Ladicn ad Shentlemen—-
When an artist of my shun ting conshenls to
appear at a 1 in such a little one-horsh town
ash ihis he niusht either he -runksh or
crazshy. I prefer to be conehidered au in
ebriate.” The audience roared and forgave
him. —Texas Siftings.
Husband (John by name)—Who was the
man I met in the had as I went out? Good
iooking chup.
Wife—Oti, that was Reynolds, or Riginald—
some such name—Tracy. Helms just had a
cup of ti a with mo. By the way, may I pour
you a cup?
Husband (opening the evening paper and
speaking from behind it)—Y'es, dear, thanks.
Thin is cotey.
Wife (looking absent-mindedly out the win
dow !—Here’s your tea, Keggy, Keggy, don’t
you hear in**, dear?
Husband—Reggy! Reggy! Mv name is John
—or Tom—or some such name.— Life.
lIK wus a Baltimore man on a B. and P
tram tins morning, bound to Marlboro’, and
the conductor tout him he must change’ cars
at Bowie. At the ilrst station this side ol
Bowie, the conductor discovered him in the
smoking car.
“Why.” he said, “f thought I told you if
you wanted tu go to Marlboro’ you would
have to change cars at Bowie?”
“Well, 1 did.”
"No. you didn’t.”
•Yes, l did, 1 left that other car and come
into this one.”
The man was in dead earnest, and the con
ductor was so astoiii-hed at his innocent sim
plicity that tie brought him on to Washington
tor nothing.— Wus/anjta t ntic.
personal.
Blonbin, the tight-rope walker, is 62 years
old and lives in London on his money.
Gov. Bkaver, of Pennsylvania, rides on a
railroad pass within the limits of his own
Mate.
Secretary Fairchild Is a consistent and
devoted member oi the Protestant Episcopal
Church.
Dr. Holmes characterizes Westminster
Abbey a a "great museum ot gigantic fune
ral bric-a brae.”
Oscar MTii.de pronounces the rumor that
his mother is now in want Ihe false invention
of a malicious scribe.
President Cleveland Is said to have in
contemplation a visit to Postmaster General
Vilas’ home in Wisconsin.
William Dean Howells was the partner
of Johu J. Plait hi "Poems of Two Friends”
published many years ago.
William Rockefeller, thestandard oil
millionaire, lives over two utiles away from
his office, and always walks holli ways, rain
or sliiue.
Queen Kanayi.onna 111. of Madagascar is
a brave young woman, only 25 vearsof ago
and is said to be a sincere Chrstian. About
400,000 of her people also profess the Christian
religion.
The venerable Capt. Bassett, who was ap
pointed a page .:t the request of Daniel Web
ster. and who has been in the employ of ihe
United Stales Sen le for nearly lifty years is
busy at present in writing his reminiscences.
Col. W. C. Bukiuer denies that his father
the late Henry Ward Beecher, wrote the
poem: “If 1 Should Die To-night,” which
appeared in Haggard’s novel. "Jess." i.ol
Beecher does uot imiieve that his father ever
wrote a line of poetry.
Bays the Philadelphia Record: “Mrs
Harriet Beecher Stone came North from
Florida on Friday.” This la in no way true.
Mrs. Stowe’s health Is so delicate that a
journey to Florida would Ire an uu|i"ssibllity
She is living a quiet aud secluded Hie in
iiarliot'U, Conn.
It Is not generally known that T. V. Pow
derly, head of the Klogins nr Labor, recently
came very near joining the newspaper nro
fussi iu. Just before the Richmond conven
tion attention w,n culled lotheluc.i Unit 4; ;,0u
wa, It very small salary for uoh an nrgauua
tiou as the Ktnghts of to pav such it
inuu as Powder!.. dual at that time a syndi
cs c of prominent Western panels offered him
the position of l.iirouean oorrospoudent at a
salary of ?i,"un. ¥llll leiii|<tat,i..ii 10 accent
was -if course groat, but after reflection P w
durlv declined the offer. He Is now receiving
13,1 aw In,pi the luiignts.
An old-time Washington barkeeper gives
sumo iutreliiig urns. Heovay* Quit Stanton
nnuld stand mure liquor’wlMmul Showing the
olleeis limn am cue he oyer saw, Lincoln
liked a niilrt wtilskg pmieh, w 11b plealr of
siikMr. Seward drank claret, Johnson wa
fond ol fe ire -see whisky. Ila>et like
whisky, but drunk Mule when 111 the While
llou-e. In < oliiiahi.s “K illn-rfoni used to he
uuooi the hi)..'' Onrflcld could stand a in t
- m h 1 1 ti slant s lumoa Arthur's
drink was brandy and soda. 'There's unit
oil* le unta ler iu the present Cabinet, mid
tlislisiiut 1 Gunnel's ll<|iior hills are
very 1 i*.e, „w ,ug ( 0 pis iih-ra hmpilalily.
A ll nitiLsi in, -re not half as muobbir
room muting ji the capilai as tuero was
tweatj ) y4l s ago.
Not a Common Pingae.
From the Ptnr.tr Republican.
In a Denver Sunoav school a few weeks ago
: the snperl.uendi nt v.-as talking to the little
| about the plagues of Egypt.
"Now.” said he/"<_an you tell me what the
plagues were?”
There were prompt answers, ami all but
one oi the plagues were named. The last oue
was too much for the school. Thinking to
help out the children by suggestion the super
intendent said:
“Don’t you remember the other? Of course
you know what Job had.”
A little hand went no.
“Well, Tommy, wliat was it?”
"Patience!” piped Tommy
lie waajfiven a "reward of merit.”
The I’a*n of the Cotttuless Dead.
The ptean 1 sing of the coflinless dead—
Tlie heroes who wore the gray,
Who dared to follow where chivalry led.
And fronted the flame of the battle red,
" bo-e blood like warm red wine was shed,
in the heat of the deadly fray.
Ah. grand is the task the tale to tell.
Of those heroes without a name.
Whose spirits were stirred by the "rede! yeli,”
As it rose and throbbed on tlie battle-swell.
As thev followed their leaders mid Ares of
bell.
Thro’ the gates of a deathless fame.
All hail to the brave, whose forms so bright
Did a nation’s shield arise.
Who dared to stand and sirike for the right,
Whose spirits pa-sed irorn the battie-night,
Into God's presence. pure and white.
With the stamp of the saeritice.
All hail! to the blood, that a chrism fell
On an infant nation’s head.
What ththe ehimes ot its christ’ning bell.
But mingled their tones with its funeral
knell,
All hail to its spirit fled.
All hail! to the paladins clad in grav,
Thai Stuart and Sionewail led.
Who wou and with their lives a ransom pay.
Whose brave breasts bore the brunt, of the
fray,
Who walk in the light of the sunless day,
All hail! to the coflinless dead,
Pat Henderson.
A Gay Young Fop Punished.
From the New York Tribune.
Asa crowd was pouring out of the New
York end of the bridge the other morning tlie
tirst thing that made them smile was tiie
sight ot a young fop who was watching in
tently for some oue and sucking his cane so
energeticady for inspiration that his eodar
had come unfastened without his knowing it.
He was dressed in the height of fashion, and
had arrived in s. stylish carnage that was
aw aiting him at the entrance. People turned
to watch him, and one of the bridge police
men quietly and significantly chuckled to
another oue of the bridge's keepers:
"He ain’t got his hand in yet, or he'd wait
for her in the ladies' waiting room.”
Just at that moment a handsomely dressed
young woman, wearing a long sealskin cloak
trimmed with saiiie and concealing ner face
with a heavy, Inaek veil, apoeared in ttie
throng. They recognized each other and the
youug fop actually ran up the steps to meet
her, only to fa 1 into the cordial embrace of
a large, elderly, gray-bearded man of about
fifty years, who had stepped out from be
hind the young woman. At the same time
the elderly’man seined the young woman by
the arm.
’•Gracious!” cried the top.
“My husnand!” shrieked the woman.
"You blasted puppy!” howled the old man.
Then turmug to his wife he said: ".So this is
the way you go to spend the day with vour
mother, lb it ?” Then he grabbed the fop bv
the callor and gave vent to his feeliugs hy a
vigorous kick. One kick followed another,
until the old gentleman got the youngster
down to the curbstone, where he put all his
strength and energy into one tremendous
kies that sent the gay youth spraw ling into
the middle of the sireet. His ha. was off, but
he did not care. His collar was broken, but
he did not know it. It ■ only saw a hole in the
shape of his open carriage door and into that
he crawled as last as he count and drove off.
the vigorous old gentiemau put his tiaif
faiut.ug wife iuio a carriage conveniently
near and started rapidly for Brooklyn.
Every Alan His Own Amanuensis.
ff'.i thi nylon Letter to the Kanaae City J' Urna’.
A Mr. Tainter, who has long been asso
ciate. w ith Prol. Alexander Graham, of Beil
te.ephooe fame, has taken up the Buuon plio
nograph at the point where lie left it, and de
veloped it from a toy to an ar icie of commer
cial value, accompiisbiug what Edison him
seli has long hoped to do. The machine as
perfected has been seen by a number of gen
tlemen interested iu such matters, and beture
long it will be given to the public.
It is constructed ou the same principle as
the phonograph, hut with different materials,
and instead of giving out a squeaking, met
allic sound as when the sheet of tin toil was
used, it now produces a full, sonorous sound,
which can be distinctly heard and understood
in any part of an ordinary sized room. The
conversation which a person may' address io
the grnphophone Is recorded upon thin sheets
ot wax in the shape of a tube placed upon a
cylinder. Oue o£ these little tubes will hold
1,000 words.
A merchant, for instance, who has forty
letters to answer, can sit before one of these
machines, turn the crank, and talk his
answers directly into the machine, winch re
cords them upon the wax tuoe in the same
manner as in the old phonography. Afterward
oue of tlie-e little tubes can he slipped off me
cylinder and sent by mail toaDy part of the
country. When received it will only he n -cea
sary to put the wax tube into a similar
machine and it will reproduce the words of
the original speaker as often as may be
wished.
Tubes, or envelopes, in which to inclose
these wax tubes hay.; been invented and ac
cepted hy 410 Tost Office Department for
transmission through the mails. The thin
wax tubes for use in ihe graphophone will he
on sale at ali stationery stores at about the
same rate as letter paper. As soon as tms
machine comes iuto general use it will make
every one his own amanuensis, doing awav
with the necessity for a private secretary, a
stenographer, a typewriter. Audit will'be
a preventative of forgery, since it reproduces
the exao voice of the. speaker so that thorn
who are familiar with it will recognize it at
once.
The Hungry Nine.
From the Few York Evening Sun.
“You can depend that the passengers on
that ship will have a lively voyage,” said
Kobert Martin, the well-known lace mer
chant. at the Hoffman on .Saturday night to a
party of dry goods men a- he rea 1 an account
of the departure of a number of dry goods
buyers for Europe.
"Dry goods buyers,” continued Mr.Martin,
“are lively fellows, and they practically own
ilia -hip that they are on. They g.. hack .and
forward so o,teh that they Consider them
selves old salts, and they are up to every trick
imaginable, while most of the other passen
gers are suffering from sea-sicknts*. Asa
general thing they win all Hie pools sold on
the 1 me made bv the ship, for they have the
thing down to a science. They know how to
measure time just a- well as sailors, and they
cun easily tell the speed of ihe vessel This
knowledge of the sea and their jovial disposi
tions s ion make them favorites with the lady
passengers and the 1 nvy of the men. Evcii
the Captain has to look out for his laurels.
“The greatest trip ever made by we buyers
was on the Alaska about litres years ago.
There were nine of us, and as we had ihe best
ot everything and won most of the pools, we
were christened the‘Hungry Nine.’ which has
since become famous among men in our
business. N tne men never bad such luck 111
guessing the time of a ship. The first tiling
we did was to buy up all the beer on boa and.
which we had putin pint champagne bolile-.
The blue of us had the head of oue 01 the
tables, and at dinner we generally drank
three or four bottles of beer each. We made
U a rule alter flnish-ng a bo tie to leave it on
the table. Every one supposed from the (Kit
tles that it was champagne instead of beer
we were drinking, and it set them all to talk
ing about our extravagance, The ladies,
particularly, were horrified.
•”\\ ho are those men, 1 wonder?’ one aris
toerallc old lady, the mother of two beautiful
daughters, asked her huabaud loud enough
lor us to hear.
' Dry goods men,’ he answered.
“•Well, if I could help it I would never buy
another piece of dry goods,' she replied.
“This sot us all in roars of laughter, and be
fore wc finished dinner wo hail forty-nine
empty champagne bottles on file fable. It
finally betaine known that we owned all the
user aboard, and anyone wanting beer had to
send to us. I signed all the orders for me
bei r, and the steward would come to me nntl
say 'Mister' or ’Mistress' So anti So would
like to gut k Dottle of beer.'
“I would ssnd one to the person with a
card reading. • With the compliments of the
dry goods men.’ ho in tiffs war we turned
thoinleof popularity in our favor, but not
hoforu we had become known an the 'Hungry
Nine.'
'•'inee thon I hate several times been nrer
Europe and this I'uiiniry, ami everywhere I
go I meet aonie one who will atop uie and sv.
If I am not in at sken you arc one of the llnil.
grv Nine of the Ala-ka.’ I suppose this story
will follow me to my grove."
“How shall I .tuff a deer’s head?" asks a
■torrosp •itdetii. luff it wdh taffy and gum
di ups, you simplstou.— eontiUt Burnt.
ITEMS OP INTEREST.
Arrant, ime NTS are already being made to
celebrate on April 7, 1835, at Marietta, Ohio,
the first settlement of the “Territory North
west of the Ohio River,” under the ordinance
of 1787.
Tue Greek Archmological Society is con
tinuing its extensive excavations at the Ac
ropolis. Many objects of interest have been
discovered. The most important is a bronze
statnet’e. la inche-high, representing Athe
na, which was found to the north of the
Erectheuin. It is believed to belong to the
period prior to the Persian mva-ion of
Greece.
Two newspaper men of San Diego have
purchased the town of Lugdnia, Sun Bernar
dino county. Gal., outright, paving therefor
j too. Tiie site embraces -e enty-flve acres
of tiie most valuable and de-irable lmd,
which is to be laid out in a regular town site.
A prominent feature of the enterprise is that
the street- will all be named after the differ
ent newspapers in California.
The prints of peculiarly arranged teeth
were found in some chee-e that was found in
a house in Jersey City after burglars visited
it last week. Partly on suspicion a colored
man wa- afterward arrest-d and ordered to
title a piece of eneese. The marks loft bv ins
teeth on the cheese were the same a- t hose
on ihe remnant found in the house after the
burglary, and he was committed lor trial.
Retorts of the desecration of the tomb of
Jefferson at Monticcllo by relic hunters are
now stated to be incorrect. A tourist, it is
true, sometimes breaks off a small fragment,
hut otherwise, it is said, “there has been no
desecraiion.” But it is nevertheless au actof
outrageous vandalism to break ew.u thesmal -
e-t piece from the monument, and as “intny
a l it e nia’ es a mnekle,” it was feared that it
is only a question of time when ihe rnoint
meni will he for the -econd time ruined by so
called “thoughtless” relic, hunters.
NoTniNO, perhaps, could give a better idea
of the di-tance India was from England be
tween seventy and eighty years ago, th in the
fact thst.George lil.’sjubilee was ce ebrated
out there lie year after its ce ebration a'
home. It was -;ept in (he summer of 1510.
Calcutta was illuminated for the battlo of
Waterloo on Monday, Dec. 18. 1815. the news
having arrived a few days before. Nowadays
-porting man do not leave the club at Alla
habad lor bed before (hoy have heard what
horse won the Derby that afternoon.
The recent presence in Washington at the
same time of Airs. Jnlia Dent Grant, the
widow of ex-President Grant, and of Mrs.
Cleveland, the present lady of the White
House, and of Alias Cleveland, the last pre
ceding lady who held that high position, has
suggested that perhaps it might be as agree
able to the ladie-concerned, as it eeitairly
would tie gratifying to those who might visit
them, if all the ladies now living who have at
any time presided at the Executive Mansion
could assemble at the national capital and
held a reception together in the While House.
Eleven ladies are now living who at oue time
or another have done the honors of the White
House.
When Senator Sherman was Secretary of
the Treasury he went home to Mansfield, 0..
for a few days. He was followed by a host of
newspaper correspondents. Some of them
said he was preparing to run for Governor,
others that he was working up a Presidential
boom. Due of the correspondents boldly
a-ked ihe Secretary what lie wa- doing iu
Man-iieid. It happened that on that dav
Sherman had contracted with a mau to re
pair some fences on Ills place, so he told the
reporter that be had come to Mansfield to
look after his fences. Thus originated an ex
pre-iou which has had wide use iu political
circle-and has even lound its way into the
Brit.sh House of Parliament.
It was stated a short time ago that the back
wa 1 of the old Ford’s Theatre, where Presi
dent Lincoin was shot by Booth, and now
used as the Army Medical Museum, was un
safe and would have to be taken down, but
architect C ark, ot the capitoi, examined the
wall aud pronounced it safe. He says:
“it hen the builuing was purchased from
Fordihat wall was bulged eight inches. Iu
order to make it secure, we erected an ioie
rior wall, running all the way lip. and an
chored the outer wad to it. Iron beams were
put in aud iron anchor- were extended all the
way through to the front wall. Not only was
the outer rear wall secured to the inner, but
both were bound by tiie iron anchors to the
front wail. The building is entirely safe.
There is no cause whatever for uneasiness.”
A letter dated Apia, Navigators’ Islands,
Dec. 13, says: “Terrible news reached this
place a few days ago. A number of Melanesian
laborers belonging to the islaud of Malai
ta, in the Solomon group, being on their way
home, have eaten up the entire crew of the
ship which was conveying them and then
plundered the vessel. All Apia is in ihe great
est excitement, as we thougbt such an occur
rence no longer possible. Toe Capiaiu and
mate were residents of this place. They
leave wives and children. The crew con
sisted of Paraiongkns ind other Polynesians.
Nothing further is yet known, and it will be
veiy difficult to flndout wruei her any provoca
tion had been given to tiie catini als. I was
at the harbor w hen tliese Solomon islanders
were shipped. Counting meo, women an 1
chi.dren they numbered about sixty persons.”
Another ocean steamer has just been saved
by the use of oil bags. The Fern holme sailed
from Newport. Eng., on Fob. 23. Un March 6
she was struck by a cyclone and labored t>o
fearfully in the frightful seas that it was
feared by those on board that she couid not
got through sately Four hags were filled
with oil and oue was hung from each b \y and
ovi r each quarter, when tne course was
charged to ruufrom thee nlreof the cyclone.
After tils none of the seas broke over the ves
sel. This weather continued for thr. e days
when there wer sign- of moderating, h it me
hurricane broke out afresh and (he h p was
kepi head 10 the-ea. Tiie tempest eon muet
without a a'mg for three days longer when
the wind became lighter and 'tiie sea .under
ated. l lie next day. however, Jhe gal -h ew
with renewed vig >r and the ship labor, and bad
ly, but the oil kept tin sea- from brcnkirig on
hoard. It w a-not until Wednesdav tost the
weather mod rated again. The Captain used
iiboui thirty gallons of oil during the had
Weather, hut it saved the vessel, lie ha- use I
off 011 such occasions for several years and al
ways carries a barrel of it to sea for emergen
cies of this kind.
Workmen engaged in digging for a founda
tion for ilie new boiler house in the rear of the
main building of the United states Alint, in
Philadelpnia, found two relics One D a
mileh-corroded six-pound cannon ball. It was
tumid at a depth of nine feet. It was im
bedded in a vein of brick clay that extends
Irom Broad street eastward. The hill iia
bcen p.aoed in one of Hie eases or relics in the
mint museum. ffupt. Fox’s theory is lliat the
British army, wlii e in no-so-si uof Phi a-toi
phia during tne revolutionary war. had a but
tery p anted upon the ml of new ground oc
cupied hy the mini, and tna: tiie bad had ac-
been droppe and rolled, uno li
ner ved, into the gra,., covered Soil, and that
iu iaier year- it had been covered bv the fill
ing in of Hie ground to hr ng 1. 'up 10 the
standard leve'. The oilier relic is a Washing
ton buttou. It was found in the same locality
as the ,-annon ball, hut aot so lar beneath the
surface. It was the custom of the people in
Philadelphia iu former times to celebrate
great eve is by the wearing of such buttons
and medals- The button tms upon H this in
scription: "Memorable Era. March 4. lisa.”
It also has upon It the rcpiosentui ion of an ea
gle. Clutched in oue talon are three arrows:
in the other an olive branch. A shield on ihe
eagie’s hreaat nas upou it the stars aud
stripes. One of tliese buttons has for many
years been incased among the raro moduli
and m t ons In the museum.
M. dk Lksskps Is delightful in his accounts
of ids talks with the Empress Augusts during
his recent visit to Berlin, writes a London
World correspondent. French literature is
her passion; some call it her bobby. Al
though au Academician, the great French
man is by 110 mean- well up in the classic
authors, so that the Empress found she had
better deal witit other topics, rffie engaged
him, with her well known tact, upon one dear
to ins heart—sa petite iauillle—which, as we
all known, is a great, big one. Thu lilt e
family does not include the three sons by the
Oral Mine, do Gotseps, horn nearly half aceu
tury ago. lint the eleven young things who
lorm dally, on pomes, an equestrian troop,
beaded by their vuierahle father, in the
Champs Klysoe* and Hie Bois. The Empress
asked how many there were iu ms pm te
famine, Hbe was told the number, and iho
annouucem-nt was made that a twalfih is
awaited. Wan Her Imperial Majssiy's per
mission it would he cadad Augustus or
Augusta. At, do 1 ossepa. hoped it would he
"an Augusts.” hues use he liked the other si z
butter than his o*l, "J'ainie et j’al
toujoors aline, les femmes,” qhoth the splen
did La-con. ‘‘and I should not object if nil
my eleven were saris. La femme vam mleux
que I'hoiuiue There are 111,000 women In
toe I'mnuiu company, naff u woman—the
Km pres- Eugenia—lo whom 1 have ins honor
Pi Ini 1 eUicd, enabled me to carry out ui>
butt scheme.
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