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Letters and telegrams should be addressed “ Mornino News. Savannah, Ga." Advertising rates made known on application. INDEX TU NEW " ADVERTISEMENTS. / ail IUTART Orders — Savannah Volunteer I'faVls Battalion. he qaIAL Notices— Annual Regatta of Savan itself acht Club; Chatham Artillery Excur vvas fain; Printing, Binding and Blank Books, Janie N. Nichols; hiiaits. AMn-Y Trade -Fred. M. Hull. In tL Column Advertisements— Help Want- J’Vl ans Moyment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale; RS? a ”; Miscellaneous. j^/^'JIKXNTS—May Party and Ball at Guards p/iiory May, 3; Cora Van Tassel and Dramatic Theatre; Exhibition of Savannah oral Art Association May 4, 5 and 6; Ice Cream Festival for Benefit of Sacred Heart Church. Hotels— Watauga Hotel, Blooming Rock, N.C. Assignee's Sale— S. Elsinger, Assignee for Max Bimbaum. Auction Sales— Valuable Real Estate, House- Mold and Kitchen Furniture, by I. D. La Roche’s Sons; Valuable Property for Sale, by J. Mc- Laughlin & Son; Underwriters’ Sale, by J. Mc “iaughlm & Son. Savannah Steam Lacndry— 131 Congress St. New Goods—At Germaine's. Popular Dry Goods House—Eckstein's. Great Consolidation Salk— Platshek's. Btoce at Cost— At Gutman's. Startling —L. & B. S. M. H. Millinery, Shoes, Hats. Etc.—A. R. Alt inayer & Cos. Notice— Lovell A Lnttimore. Seed Rice— Fred M. Hull. Insurance— Manhattan Life Insurance Cos. of Jew York. A teacher of penmanship in Xenia, 0., has fallen heir to $575,000. It will not take him long to discover that the dollar is mightier than the pen. Henry Clews lias been requested to renew his application for membership in the New York Cotton Exchange. Money talks, even when it is owned by such a itian as Clews. This is a holiday week in most of the Georgia schools for girls. "When it ends the girls will have provided themselves with commencement dresses and essays. The lat ter, of course, will Vie strictly original. The speeches of Gov. Foraker, of Ohio, *re being mailed to prominent Republicans th-opghout the Union. This is a queer way to get up a Presidential boom, especially when the speeches are as dull as Gov. For tier's. A Washington society item is to the effect that a man named Davis, who calls himself “Hallelujah Shoemaker and Jonadab,” whs arrested a few days ago for beating his wife. When it was discovered that he beat her with a leather strap only two feet long and four inches wide, he was released. If he had used a base bull but he would probably have been fined 60c. A citizen suggests the advisability of the city's conducting the sale of the blocks of. the Dillon tract on the land that is to be Bold in order that the poople may have a chance to view them. Those who propose to bid at the sale are pretty well acquainted with the property. They wouldn’t know any more about it if the auction were con ducted in sight of it. The women of West Fail-view, Pa., who recently petitioned the legal authorities of that town to permit the opening of a licensed barroom, have been gratified. The reason assigned by the petitioners for their action was tliat they preferred to have their hus bands drink at homo rather than do so at Harrisburg, two miles away. A similar petition was perhaps never offered. At New Rochelle, N. V., the other day, 3d iss Perie Sickles eloped with William E. Quinn, a hack driver, and married him. Miss Sickles is a step sister of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles. Her father, who died a few weeks ago, left a fortune of $'.’,500,000, and she has $50,000 in her own right. Consider- Ing the sickly character of the dudes who flutter about rich young women, it is not strange that the latter sometimes seek hus bands among coachmen and hack drivers. Ex-Senator Mahone and John 8. Wise, of Virginia, propose to make the canvass in that State this year on the race issue. Mahone stated in a recent speech thut he was in favor of removing all barriers to social equality among negroes and whites, and Wise is exerting himself to array the two races against each other. This brace of Re publicans hope, with the aid of the negroes and white Republicans in Virginia, to elect a Legislalui-e that will return Mahone to the Senate. It is not believed that they can pur-coed. It is to he ho]K-ii tlmt the election will result in burying them forever out ox sight. Rev. Mr. Springer, assistant rector of Grace Episcopal church, Chicago, myste riously disappeared a few weeks ago, leav ing his family rad friends in great distress. It has now been discovered that poverty made him crazy. His rich and fashionable church paid him only $l5O for six months' services, and creditors hounded him so thut his mind guve way. It is a sail case, but there are hundreds of preachers who receive treatment quite us bad. Churches that fail to provide for the proper support of their preachers ought to disbaud. A starving preacher, or one harussoil with debt, is ul wuys at a disadvantage iu the fight with satan. The Philladclphia Preta says: “Gen. Law ton, the new American Minister to Austria, declares that he is prouder of his services a, Quartermaster General of the rebel army than of any other achievement of his life. Possibly that is why Mr. Cleveland ap pointed him.” The Prett is clearly anxious to be unjust. It appear* to lie willing to sacrifice troth to promote partisan feeling. Gon. Lawton is proud of his services as Quartermaster General of the <jonfedorate nriny becauseheperforiiied a horculean task to the entire sntisfac- I:i i1 i- • r . • at his lor position. Railways and Waterways. Representative Bntterworth, one of the ablest of the Republican members of Con gress. says that the interstate commerce law “has come to stay,” but that the long and short haul feature of it will be consid erably modified. If Senator Reagan, who did mote than auy other man to secure the enactment of the law, has his way, the law will be enforced as it stands. He has writ ten a letter condemning the Commission ers for suspending the long and short haul clause, and from the tone of it he will have something more to say on the same subject as soon as Congress meets. He thinks that the Commissioners are being fooled by the railroads into adopting a course that will virtually nullify the law. It is natural of course that Senator Reagan should criticise unfavorably the suspension of that provision of the law which he regards as the most important of all its provisions, and which, in his opinion, is calculated to confer the greatest benefits upon the people. He spent some of the best years of his life in advocating it, and it hurts him to see it suspended before it has been given a trial. If he knew as much as the Commissioners now know about the difficulties in the way of enforcing it he would not be so hasty in condemning them. It is probable that the Commissioners are as anxious as he is to give all parts of the law a fair trial, but they want to know what the effect will be of that part to which thero is such general opposition before en forcing it. They are clothed with a certain amount, of discretion, and it is wise in them to exercise it whenever there are good rea sons for doing so. It is quite certain that the enforcement of the long and short haul section would not benefit shippers who have a choice between water and rail transportation. Wherever there is competition between the two kinds of transportation the rates are remarkably low. The reason is that the water rates force down the rail rates. It is true that transportation on the rivers and lakes has greatly decreased within the last few years. That is lieeausc the railroads have reduced their rates so much that transportation on the waterways has not been profitable. As soon as the interstate commerce law passed preparations began to be made to increase the transportation facilities of the waterways, because it was seen that this sort of transportation prom ised big profits. The law prevents competi tion between the two kinds of transporta tion. The law controls the rates on the rail way’s, but not on the waterways. The shipper, therefore, will not get the benefit of competition. The waterway rate will only be enough lower than the railroad rate to gain his business. This being the result of the working of the law it would seem as if Congress had gone on for years spending millions of dollars in improving the water Ways In order to aid domestic commerce and letsen the cost of water transportation, and then had sud denly determined, by passing the interstate commerce law, to deny to:the people the benefits which arise from competition be tween the railways tyid waterways. It would seem to boa wiser course to make water transportation cheaper by improving the waterways and to permit the cheap water rates to force down rail rates by com petition. Two Washington Belles. One of the many rumors relative to social matters at Washington is that Miss Mattie Mitchell, the daughter of the junior Senator from Otegon, is to marry the British Minis ter, Bir Linonel Saekvillo West. The en gagement of Miss Dolph, the elder daughter of the senior Senator from Oregon, to Mr. Nixon, the AVashington correspondent of the New Orleans Times-Democrat, is an nounced. Miss Mitchell and Miss Dolph were regarded as the belles of AVashington society during the past winter. If the rumor of the engagement of Miss Mitchell to tin* British Minister is true, the engagements of these two ladies call attention to the old say ing that love plays some strange tricks. Miss Mitchell and Miss Dolph are about the same age. They are both young and are noted for their beauty and accomplishment*. Miss Mitchell is to marry a man who has daughters older than she is, hut who has great wealth and holds one of the highest places in the diplomatic service of England. Miss Dolph is to marry a comparltivelv young man, without fortune and without anj’ immediate prospect of improving his financial affairs. His salary for a year, in all probability, wouldn’t pay for the dresses which Miss Dolph is accustomed to have in a single Washington season. Rut which lady wilt be the happier? That question, of course, it is impossible to answer. It is to be hoped that both will have their exjiectations fully realized. Miss Mitchell will have an unlimited purse to draw upon and will still lie a loader in the great social world whether her home is in this country or England. Her husband, on account of his age, and ierhaps indications of the gout, may not care much for the gayeties of the social world, and may even insist upon a qiot home life. This may mar Mi.; Mitchell's happiness to some extect, but if she is a good manager she need not male many social sacrifices. But how will it lie with Miss Dolph ? Tlio man sho is to marry is still at that time of life when social pleasures are very attractive, and he is, doubtless, as ready to join in the dunce as a boy of eighteen. But tj keep along with the social procession re quires money, and Miss Dolph will have to drop out of it when she unites her fortunes with tha newspaper man, unless her milhonaii-e father comes forward with n very attractive check on her wedding day. But whether the check is forthcoming or not the chances are that Miss Dolph's lot will prove to be a happier one than that of her friend Miss Mitchell. If she is marrying for love, and there Is every probability that she Is, sho will be happier in a one-room Oregon cabin than she would be in a Washington palace with a millionaire husband, if love were absent. A clerk in the Pension Office at Washing ton has discovered the following indorse ment upon the discharge of a soldier who wants a pension: "Aaron Puraton, Conqiany K, Thirty-fifth United States Colored Ilegi in-uit: Gunshot wound; incapacitated for veteran reserve by reason of his color.” At tached to the indorsement arc the signatures of Surgeon Henry O. Marcy, now a Boston physician, and Col. James C. Beecher, Com mander of the regiment. It is strange, to say tlio toast, tlmt a nephew of Harriet Beecher Htowo should havo declared one of his own meu ineligible to a place in the invalid corps because he was a ncgi-o. The Houston Pont is disposed to regard the Georgia watermelon us the main instru mentality in bridging tile bloody (huam tlmt once yawned lietweeu the North and the South. The Punt is right. The Georgia watermelon bus no rival as a iieaccxnaker. THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 1887 —TWELVE PAGES. Stay at Home. A young Georgian has come to grief in New York on account of an act which is not without parallel. It seems that he had spent some years as the editor of a country weekly before he went to New York, and his tastes were all in the direction of jour nalism. He trifxl to obtain work in the office of several New York journals, but failed. Determined that he would not be forced to seek occupation outside of journalism, he established a correspondent’s bureau and contracted with a number of Western ami Southern weeklies to send them letters of more or less interest for the amuse ment and instruction of their subscribers. His bureau was a success, for within two months after he established it his weekly in come exceeded $75. Unfortunately he lacked discretion, and the result was that he found it necessary to close his journalistic career rather hurriedly. The story of the young Georgian’s failure as a journalist may be briefly told. On Wall street, one day, he heard a broker tell another that a well-known banker had gone to Canada. Without making inquiries as to the cause of the banker’s journey, the enterprising head of the correspondent’s bureau hastened to his office and wrote a sensational letter in which lie alleged that the banker had gone to Canada carrying a large sum of money belonging to other people. The letter was widely circulated in the West and South, and soma of the weeklies that printed it contained editorial condemnations of the banker. A few weeks later the proprietors of the weeklies that printed the letter were astonished by notices that suits had been begun against them by the banker for damages on account of gross libel against him. Inquiry developed that while he had gone to Canada he had gone merely to pay a hurried visit to his wife and children, who were spending a few weeks in Montreal. The proprietors of the weeklies wrote indignant letters to the head of the correspondent's bureau, and, after thinking over the matter a few hours, lie wisely con cluded to fly to Texas, or to some other re gion remote from New York. The case suggests a number of morals. Perhaps the most inqiortant is found in the words of Davy Crockett: “Besure you are right and then go ahead.” Another, of less iinixirtanee, is, that young Georgians would do well to stay at home. There are just as many opportunities for making a living in Georgia as there are elsewhere. Indeed, statistics prove that Georgia increases in wealth more rapidly than any other South ern State, and if any Northern or Western State has the advantage in this respect it does not offer the opimrtunitios which young Georgians will find among their friends and neighbors. Athletic Sports in Colleges. President Hyde, of Bowdoin College, is opposed to the Intercollegiate Base Ball League. He thinks that it fosters bad in fluences and lowers the student to the level of the professional player. Commenting upon President Hyde’s position, The Hour ironically suggests that the student cannot be lowered to that which is the goal of his loftiest aspirations. In their proper places base ball and other athletic sports are unobjectionable.! There is no reason why students should not engage in them in moderation. They are objection able, however, when they cause text-books and lectures to lie regarded of secondary im portance. This, it is claimed, is the case in some of the Northern colleges. Athletic sports in Southern . oollipfs are not much of a tax upon the tii|ie 'of “stu dents. This is not due to laziness, but to the fact that Southern students musd*rf4ke the best of their opportunities. Twojtiialds of the young men in the South whd ATM in a collegiate education are jioor. Many of them pay their own exjienses, making the money by engaging in some sort of business during the vacations. They understand the value of what they are getting, and have little time for amusements. The conse quouce is that Southern colleges are turning out every year a class of earnest young fel lows who are sure to lie of benefit to their section. No Southern college student comes out as honor “graduate in base ball.’’ No $:i,000 position in a “crack nine” awaits him. nor does anybody want to buy him for SIO,OOO, or for a greater or less sum. He comes out to take liis place in the physician’s or law yer’s office, in the counting-room, in the fac tory, or in the field. He comes out to work. In proof of this it may bo stated that in a certain county in this State thero are not less than twenty-five prosperous young farmers who are college graduates. It is to be hoped that the time never will come when a Southern college will graduate a professional base ball player. Capt. E. Motz, of Chesterfield Conrt House, S. C.. is one of Senator Hearsfs pro teges. In Chicago, the other day, lie said to a Mail reporter: “I went down to the State as a stranger to every one in it, and my home is twenty miles from any railroad. We have a little bit of a gold mine and it is panning out pretty w ell. lam a Republi can now and always have been, but I want to say that the people down there make uo distinction in their treatment of strangers and new-comers on account of politics. Most of the stories you hear about proscription or unfair treatment have no foundation, and a man who will act decently and fairly will Is as kindly received in South Carolina ns in Massachusetts. In fact lie will tie met more cordially down with us, us the jieoplo are glad to welcome all who c-ome to aid iu the development of the State. The climate is just, lieautiful in the interior, and it is a com mon remark that the air of our country is worth a high price per square foot.” Capt. Motz told tlie truth. There in plenty of room in the South for men like him. The K nights ...r Labor in Philadelphia are agitating the formation of a now "Ameri can party.” They claim that dOO.OOO ICnights indorse the principle of “America for the Americans.” General Master Workman Powderly, whose title is a woful misfit, is a leader in the movement. He declare 1 re cently that in his opinion a fence 500 feet high should be built around the United States, and that wore it in his power he would prohibit the ontrunce of every foreigner into this country who had not enough money in his pocket to pay for five years’ board. He also declared tlio present immigration laws to lie radically wrong, and said that he was engaged ill reviewing the subject for publication over his own name. Foreign-born citizens who are Knights of Labor will hardly be pleased w ith the Gen eral Master Workmans new departure. Two Gloucester (Mass.) men havo been ar rested for killing a book agent. They not unnaturally regard themselves as the vic tims of buse ingratitude. Oineha has a citizen who has two mouths. He in the envy of all the women tliat know him. CURRENT COMMENT. Their Wants Supplied. From the Cincinnati Ti les-Slar (Rep.) The Savasmah (Oa.i Nev.-.-: i< o il in a spick and span new <(T.-ss. and no > lias a metropolitan appecrance unsurpassed bv a iv pai>er south of the Ohio river. (Jo!. Km ill iatow., what the people of Georgia want and hi' jives it to them. Movingr Away from Mr. Blaine. From the Philadelphia Record (Deni.) Tlie friends of Mr. Blaine assert with great positiveness that his Western tour liad not the slightest political significance. They may well tV; believed, sir list it is finite apparent that nothing of political importance to Mr. Blaine was accomplished. The gr-at West is moving with gigantic strides, ami ii is getting further away from politics of the Maine variety every day. A Victory for the People. Prom the Seio York Herald Ifnd.) Guilford Miller is but an humble fanner, and his land comprises but ifln acres But the vic tory be has won by the praiseworthy determina tion of President Cleveland that Guilford Miller and not the Northern Pacific Railroad Company shall have his farm is a victory for every honest settler and every poor man seeking a home stead. It is a victory of the iieople as rightful claimants to hundreds of thousands of acres of land over wealthy syndicate', rapacious corpo rations and unscrupulous rings that have sought to grab these lands. Lamar and Calhoun. From the Boston Herald (Hid.) Secretary Lamar is undoubtedly the ablest man in public life from the South. His oration on Calhoun shows the breadth of his sympathy, the depth of his patriotism mi l the keenness of his intellect. Calhoun was an able, pure and patri otic man, who maintained a theory of govern ment which could not succeed, but which was reasonably deduced from the constitution. It is due to him and those who held with him that local self-government is to-day so strong in this country. His extreme views did not prevail, but what was essential survives, and must be maintained, BRIGHT BITS. Physical trainino for girls must go. A girl in Boston discovered that a month's work in a gymnasium increased the size of her hand by one size of glove, and she quit training faster than you could drop a bat.- -. Toronto Globe. Lawyer(U) client) —You want to sue Robinson for $5OO for libel, you say? Client—Yes; he has blasted my character for ever. lawyer—You think S.V) the proper amount? Client—Well, make it ,sgf>o, I only want what's right.—Harper's BiUar. Apropos to the commonly received opinion that “scolding sermons ’ seldom result in any moral reform, a dominie somewhat noted for the occasional acid flavor of his remarks gloomily arose in his pulpit on a recent Sunday and pre faced the announcement of Ids text by the re mark, “I shall preach a sharp sermon to-day. as I am not feeling at all well. ’— Harper's Maga zine. “And now, dear, is there anything that would make you feel lietter?” "Yes, there is.’’ “What, darling?” “That pearl set at StifTfcnees.” “But, my precious, you can’t wear them while you are sick abed.” “No, but I will know that nobody who isn’t sick abed am."—Town Topics. A reooar called at the clothing emporium of Mose Sehuumberg and said to the proprietor: “Please assist a poor man.” "Go avey mit yer, or 1 call dot bolice.” “Good-bye,” says the mendicant, as he moved off. “Recommend me to your friends ven day vants somedings in my line,” said Mose out of purr force of naoit. tuat being his usual parting salutation to his customers. -Texas Siftings. Omaha Man—Going to New York to live, eh? In business there? Kansas Man—No; I’ve retired from business and have bought a palace on Fifth avenue, New York. “Now, I’d like to know why a man who has made a fortune in Kansas should buy a residence in New York instead of settling down in his own State?” “Well, you see. I had a choice between a New York brown stone front and a Boom City dug out, and I took the brown atone front because it was cheaper." —Omaha 1 Vorld. He was a hridegroom newly made -a wedding tourist he; His bride sat in the wedding room, as sweet as sweet could lie. Yet one would think that be had been a husband half his life. As on the register he wrote, “J. Percy New and wife."’ But as he raised his shiny hat, that showed no mark of age. A shower of rice fell from within upon the open page. “Enough," the jeweled clerk exclaimed, and brushed away the rice; “Johu, Bridal f'hamber No. 4; we charge him double price.” —Life. PERSONAL. Capt. Chittenden, one of the survivors of the Greely expedition, is an attraction in a Phila delphia dime museum. Ex Gov. Palmer, of Illinois, says he cannot take time to attend to the business of a visitor to West Point Academy, and so he declines the appointment. William Henry Btsnop, the novelist and magaainist, has to write his name in full now to avqd confusion with the mind reader of some what similar initials. The prizes at the last paper hunt in Washing ton cost Mr. Greger $5OO, which was but a part of 'he expenses incurred. This makes imitation fox hunting almost as expensive as gentleman farming. Qt-EKN Kapiolani is quite a lioness in San Francisco. Her pictures, as printed in the (’nil and Chronicle, resemble each other about as much as Queen Victoria looks like President Cleveland. Kaiser Wilhelm was greatly disappointed at not being asked to a recent party given by Count K.ul'dinky, at which his granddaughter. Princess Victoria, appeared in the guise of “Yum-Yum.” Queen Victoria lately set the Russomaniaes of London nhowiing by wearing tin* Bulgarian Order of the Red Cross at a drawing room, at which the Russian Ambassador anti his fam ily wore present. ■Just before the death of Mrs. Hawley, wife of the Connecticut Senator, she adopted a little girl of about 9 years of age. Gen. Hawley has grown very fond of the child and thev are now inseparable companion*. There is a man in Indiana who was named after Buchanan, and his name was then changed to Lincoln, and from that, to Grant, and he now calls himself Cleveland Smith. He is bound to keep up with the procession. The Duchess of Cumberland is to lie removed from Vienna to Copenhagen as soon as she has gained sufficient strength to encounter the fatigues of such a journey. Them is hut small hope of the Duchess recovering her reason. Mbs. Bonanza Mackay writes to a friend in London: "There is no truth in tho report of niy wishing to purchase the Regent or any of the ! famous collection of French jewels. I have not I the slightest intention or desire of doing so.” I The unveiling of the equestrian statue of (fen. Burnside .it I’t-ovMence will take place within a few weeks. Te - group is Its larger than life size < leu. Burnside is represented sitting par tially turned in the saddle, gazing earnestly into the distance. Hans I lan-run and Ids three sons, from Co penhagen. arrived in New York lust week, on their way to Illinois. When the father was asked to sign his name nt Castle Garden one of his sons lifted him up to a level with the hook lie is only three feet high, while his sous are strapping six-footers, I.n;rT. Gov. Jones, of New York, is a striking looking man of medium height. His flambovaut moustache is of a uniform gray. His complex ion lias tlie ruddy tinge of a man in good health. H'- is reserved in maimer, and pr--sides over the Senete with dignity and good judgment though his dignity is sometimes deflected by Senatorial hoodlumism. The Hope has been enlnying the company, at Hi’’ - atiean. o| the conjuror Bosoo, who was j -j; for expis-ssly from Vieutia to entertain i.is holiness. After witnesning two hours' sleight of hand work with gr-af delight the Pojie com Jilin 1-nted tlie conjuror, ami sent him to the hospital -th?A Is. toeutertaln the sick—an honor for which lionsi was uot pre|>ure(l. A Cos It hi:apon m: nt writing of George W. Childs, ilie prince of Philadelphia journalists, -avs: ■lh- has a superb wins cellar, but he never touches Wines or intoxicants of any ldud. He doesii t know the taste of them Apollinans water, which Is served in a superb silver flagon, is lib. favorite tipple. He never uses even ten or <*’• A 'te his eating, wheaten grits and oat meal porridge are Ids favorite dishes. Alt hough he entertains so much and la a conspicuous figure nt so many notuble dinners, he scarcely even nilihles ut anything during the entertainment But Ills, hospitality Is th-- bospi'alii j of a prince' Noth mg is too go. l for hi-, guests. Wuen he gives a large entertatnment the four quarters t ,f tlie globe an- levied on to provide for the wants and tue 1 alien* u i llioso he asks to his house. WHAT PUBLIC MEN DRINK. An Old Bartender’s Experience With Guests at a Big Hotel. Prom the Xew York Tribune. The stocky man with short-cropped but bushy gray whiskers, who stood behind the Fifth Ave nue Hotel bar for fifteen years, has recently been missed by guests of that house. His name is Francis Moore. He is a Vermonter, and has a good stock farm in that State. Recently he de sired to start in business for himself in Twenty third street. In his long experience at the Fifth Avenue Hotel he has dealt out liquid rations for many of the noted men of the country. He toil a reporter about some of tbeir peculiarities yesterday, saying among other things: "Billy Florence, the actor, drinks straight whisky. "Len’ Smith is another of the same kind. I always set out the best when I see them coming. Gen. Arthur drunk gin straight w hen he felt the need of a little stimulant. Gen. Grant used to come in occasionally in his last years, and drink a bottle of Bass' ale at the liar. Gen. W. T. Sherman has stuck to one brand of whisky so long that others have come to ask for it as Sherman whisky. He drinks a good big drink but not often. Gen. Phil Sheri dan takes a square drink of the same beverage and has no use for water. He takes a nip oftener than Sherman. Senator Frank His eoek likes wine, but takes three lingers of whisky when he tackles that liquor. His fa vorite wine is Veuve Cliquot, yellow label. Con gressman George YVest has a steady English pull at Bass' ale. Ex-Congressman Henry G. Burleigh's order is always 'a little sherry,' but it comes quite often. His partner, 'Gus' Cooke, takes tbe whisky for the firm. Cooke likes to mix ham and beans between the drinks. “Though James G. Blaine stopped at the hotel I never saw liiin at the bar. Gen. Garfield never came to the bar, either. Ex-Senator Chaffee, of Colorado, drank whisky and Poland water, which he thought was good for his kidneys. His friend. 'Dave' Moffatt. President of the Denver and Rio Grande road, drinks whisky straight. Senator Gorman came in rarely for rye. William H. Barnum takes gin steadily, and lots of it. The glasses are not big enough for him. William L. Scott, of Erie, asks for 'a little gin fizz—very light.’ When President Cleveland was a guest of tbe hotel we sent up brandy to his room—the best, in the house. When Roscoe Conkling hoarded here his beverage was lemon ade. I never saw him take anything stronger. President Hayes wouldn't drink a lemonade for fear it might, have been stirred with a spoon that had been in whisky. The late Gov. Reuben E. Fenton was a fight drinker with a liking for light wine and champagne. 'Steve’ Dorsey used to drink whisky in the days when he rah Republican National politics, but brandy suits hint now. A peculiar drinker is Uncle John Rice, the proprietor of the Tremont House. Chi cago, who has a ta.ste for ‘velvet’—half cham pagne and half porter. “Sheridan Shook likes straight gin and has drunk enough to float a steamboat. It agrees with him. ‘Ed’ Gilmore is one of his pupils. Uncle Rufus Hatch takes about one finger of whisky. Senator Johu Sherman is a fight man on liquor. He takes a bit of whisky rarely. Gen. George A. Sheridan, of Louisiana, sizes up slightly above a finger when the whisky is good. The one thing he will not touch is Mexican pulque.’ ‘Bob'lngersoll's favorite is,beer. Law rence Barrett is a great drinker of whisky. That is also Edwin Booth's beverage. Guiteau, the assassin, was around the bar during the cam paign of ISBO. He only drank when he was asked and then filled up on rye. Gen. Hancock took whisky, but above all things he liked a bottle of champagne. Hubert O. Thompson was a good treater and took whisky. Each Chandler was a drinker of drinkers. He began early in the day and kept it up till he went to bed—whisky always." HOME SWEET HOME. Sir Henry R. Bishop the Composer of the Music. Charles Mackay in London Telegraph. The doubt as to the authorship of the beauti ful melody of “Home, Sweet Home” still ap pears to be unsettled. Controversies are every now and then started in the newspapers on the subject. AVith the view of putting an end to them, once for a’l. I write this letter, to prove to the most incredulous that the air is English, and was the composition of the very eminent and gifted musician, the late Sir Henry R. Bishop. In one of many conversations on well known English melodies with that gentleman I took oc casion to ask him for information on the sub ject of “Home, Sweet Home. ' the author ship of which was often attributed to him, and as often denied by many who claimed it as a national Sicilian air which Sir Henry had dis covered and rearranged. He thereupon favored me with the whole history. He bail been en gaged in his early boyhood to edit a collection of the nuti.inal melodies of all countries. In the course of his labors be discovered that lie had no Sicilian melody worthy of reproduction, and Sir Henry thought he would invent one. The result was the now well known air of “Home. Sweet Home,” which he composed to the verses of an American author, Mr. Howard Payne, then resident in England. When the collection was published the melody lxvaine so popular that, to use a common phrase, “it took Ihe town liy storm,” and several musical publish ers. believing it to be. Sicilian and non-copyright, reissued it. The Eccentricities of Women’s Fash ions. Prom the Cincinnati Hi: quire r. It is quite fashionable for one hip to be a cou ple of inches higher than tbe other, and when you look at a woman from the rear it's to see non different is the scooping out on each side. In another respect women pan out shockingly— that’s in the matter of teet. They unfasten fancy Oxford ties: they take off yellow garters with diamond set clasps; they strip off dainty embroidered silken stockings and they let loose deformed toes, enlarged joints, great, glowing bunions, and an assortment of corns horrible to contemplate. This state of things they bring on themselves. The woman who puts her foot into too short a shoe w ill find her big toe joint set back on her, swell tip. and develop a greater bunion than was ever connected with "Pilgrim's Progress." The majority of women seem utterly blind to those personal defects, last year at the watering places it was greatly the fashion to pink and polish the toenails, and I have seen women un blushingly uncover a pair of feet that would make a chiropodist shiver, and contemplate them with pleasure if only they had got a high degree of ixilish on their misshapen nails. In one of the baths of this city there is a nearly life-size plaster statue of Diana, and it would do you good to see some of these nude monstrosities measure their charms beside those of the goddess. “Mercy,” says one. putting down her highly ornamented foot beanie the symmetrical ex tremity of the Diana, “not so tall as 1 into a head, and foot that big! I bet she'd take aSU and I only wear n 3.” Tile damsel who has the deformed waist is in ectasy over herself. “That's a fine figure," says she. scornfully. "That waist w ill measure twen ty-nine inches. Thank heaven, my corsets are only nineteen inches. The old sculptors had ridiculous ideas about female beauty.” The Best Way. 1 used to love a little maid AVith sunny golden tresses. And with a smile site oft repaid My kisses and caresses. I often held heron my knee, Aii<l no remarks exciting: Sic always seemed quite land of mB, At caiiuili never slig .ting. ***** Ik this the maiden whom I knew * Of course, who's grown much older Since 1 was here; it strikes me, too. Sim's grown n good deni collier. She’s just ns fair that 1 confess— If anything, she's fairer: But in tier kiss.'* now, I guess She'd not let ran lie sharer 1 She does not seem so fond of me As when, with laughter luilen. She roamed about so blithe and free— A charming little maiden, Kill! many a beaux she has enrolled That I'm not one I'll mention. She'd not so mail}' when of old I captured her attention. Ah, me’ 'Twas ever thus’ Although 'Twas sweet whene'er I'd meet tier To kiss her lips, of course, l know That now 'twoidd tie much sweeter! Don't kiss a baby girl. 1 pray; Wait and accommodate her In after years; just sweetly say, I'll take my kisses later' 1 ’ Hknry Talcott Muxs. Mr. Ru.skin Silenced. From the Philadelphia News. Mr. Ruskin Is an Englishman who has a thor ough hatred of railroads, equal rights and other accessories of civilization. He was wandering through an English art gallery recently, and pointing to a canvas hung conspicuously on the wall jiiquired of a man standing by: “What can they mean by allowing such a daub here:'* "It has been a wanted the art prize,” was the answer. “Awarded the art prize:" gasped the author of "Sesame and Lilies." “Why there's not a trace of art about it." “Exactly so," said the other. with awiuk; “art is to conceal art. you know.” Mr. Km,kin went home with dyspepsia. t ii ari.es A, Dana lias his life iusured for SUO.IM). ITEMS OF INTEREST. The rails of the sixteen street ear companies in New York would reach to Jacksonville, Fla., from the former city, it is stated, if laid in con tinuous line. Walter Hunter, a Pittsburg street car con | ductor, lias been at the business since Nov. 4, and in that time has found six jjocketbooks. containing sums of S3O and less, and has found [ the owners, too. His last find was a uote for i SO,OOO. The editor of a paper published in Munich | prints in ten copies of each issue an order for a ! cask of Bavarian beer. The scheme has proved I 10 l>e the biggest sort of an advertisement, and I no subscriber ever thinks of asking the editor to "stop bis paper.'’ Robert C. Anderson, 65 years old. who left Rochester, N. Y„ last week, after selling his fane., arrived in Boston on Monday night, hav ing made the entire distance, he says, on foot, lie expresses an intention of tramping out to Des Moines (Iowa), where he has a relative living, and explains that he wants to see the country. Ax actor who had already spent a month in jail, in Brooklyn, on a charge of assault, was sent back for another space last week, accord ing to local published reports, because the. dis trict attorney was not ready for him, though a dozen persons have all along been ready to prove that he was 100 miles from the place where and when the assault was committed. Henry Damme, a well-to-do German farmer, near Edwardsville, 111., quarreled with his wife who, like himself, was high tempered, and in the fight that followed injured her severely. He was arrested and imprisoned, while his lawyer searched for hail. He succeeded in getting it, and hurried to the prison, and found Damme a corpse. He had hanged himself iu his cell. Mrs. Sarah Bragg, who, while serving as a vol unteer nurse during the civil war, contracted a rheumatic complaint that had deprived her of the use of all the joints of her body except one at her neck and those of her wrists, died in the city hospital at Rochester. N. Y., on Monday, after seventeen years of helplessness, her death being caused by au attack of what was pro nounced measles. A clergyman in a Massachusetts town adopt ed the extreme of caution in keeping his revol ver locked tip in a box under his bed, and it so happened that on the only occasion when he ever had to use his deadly weapon the disturb ers of his midnight slumbers carried off their booty before he had time to open the box and get out his six-shooter. John Robinson, of Creek Centre, Warren county, N. Y., last Sunday arrived at church rather late, wearing a pair of new boots which squeaked frightfully. Not wishing to disturb the congregation he left the boots In the vesti bule ami entered in hfb stocking feet. Upon looking for his boots after the sendee he found that they had been stolen. Some Boston people are poking fun at Mayor O'Brien because he recently addressed the Out'tv, of the Hawaiian Islands as “H. R. H. Kapiolatii,” instead of "H. M. Kapiolani." This recalls the fact that when King Kalakaua was in Chicago a few years ago. Mayor Carter Har ripou made a formal speech to him, which he closed w ith the recommendation that his ma jesty "go over to the hotel now and wash up.” What may be hoped is a death-blow to piano drumming is giver, by M. Gounod in this pun gent letter to Camille See: Dear Sir—You ask me my opinion as to the share of piano study which should be allowed in the education of young girls. A reply seems to be most easy— the least time possible for those not studying professionally. This is is my sentimeDt in plain words: Je vous le livre. Yours, Charles Gounod. A farmer near Oxford, N. Y., many of whose apple trees, especially those nearest an adjacent wood lot, have not thriven as they ought, has discovered the reason. The other evening, just before dark, he saw several partridges fly into the trees mid begin eating the buds. One par tridge would strip the buds from an entire branch at a single visit, and the growth of a great number of liis trees has been almost en tirely stopped. A bill has been introduced in the Quebec Leg islature which is making a great stir throughout Canada. It provides that a crucifix shall be set up in a conspicuous place before every witness box in the Province, and that every witness not n Quaker shall be required "to lift his right hand in front of the crucifix and to place his left hand on the book of the Evangelists, and to cause him to swear before the crucifix and upon the Holy Evangelists to tell the truth and the whole truth in the cause in which he is to be heard as a witness.” Owning a distillery in the Prohibition State of lowa is a right profitable thing. It need not make whisky. The lowa law forbids this, and, what is a still greater force, the distiller’s pool of the country forbids it. But it Is just as profi table for a distillery iu lowa not to make whisky as to make it—for the pool pays the internation al distillery of Des Moines SBO,OOO a year to re main idle. The establishment, owned, it is said, by exemplary Republicans, makes a good round sum of money by an assiduous observance of the lowa prohibitory law. Some time ago Gpu. Boulanger requested M. Ambrose Thomas to examine the various man ners ip w hich the "Marseillaise” was played, and furnished him with the best scoring. It is now announced that a committee of musical composers and professors of the Conservatoire, under the pr -sidency of M. Ambroise Thomas, have adopted an arrangement of the national hymn which offers the great advantage of re specting the primitive text while it gives greater fullness. From May next all French military bands are to adopt this arrangement. An interesting case involving a terrible mis! carriage of justice will shortly be revised by the Competent Court at Jicin, in Bohemia. Six years ngo the Assize Court at, Talior sentenced to sixteen years’ penal servitude a man named Jelinek, found guilty by the jury of attempting to poison his wife. After the trial Frau Jelinek obtained a legal separation, went to America, and married. She has just written to her pa rents to say that her former husband was inno cent. She herself put the poison in a plate of preserves, in order to get up a charge against Jelinek, and thus to obtain a separation. Ot’iDA is said by a near accquaintance to work in t his way: All her literary work is done in the early morning. She riss every day at 5 o,clock, and goes straight to her library, where she works three or four hours before partak ing of any breakfast. Before she begins her literary work she works herself up into a sort of literary trance, ller i-nthusiam in whatever she attempts in a literary way is very great, and her pen moves like lightning over the sheets be fore her. She write* very quickly in a large hand, and when thoroughly ■•enthused,''some times covers a sheet of foolscap paper with only two or three lines of live words eaen. They are telling a story of a former Dakota legislator, named Wilbur F. Steel” Steele is opposed to woman suffrage while his wife is in favor of it. On one occasion a woman suffrage bill was before the House and a vote was called for. When the clerk called Steele's name he rose with the dignity of a Demosthenes and be gun : “Mr. Speaker, 1 am very sorry that I can not support this bill, but ." At that moment a well dressed woman bent over the gallery rail and <• vela lined in a loud voice, “W-l-l-b-u-r He glanced upward, then turned and said : “Mr. Speaker, I vote aye. ” The woman wits Steele’s wife. Bcitalo Hill ir. going to England deviated from the usual custom of less illustrious travel er*. Instead of putting himself at once Into the hands of London's tailor, Poole, as soon as he arrived, lie chose to supply himself with a libe ral outfit in America, and he landed on the other side with any amount of “store clothes.” One suit. iif which h“ intend.* to pay his respects to the ljumi is of dark gray: another, in which he will apjiear m the (j icon's jubilee ns Nebras ka’s representative, is two shades of blue, while a gorgeous hunting costume, which, |>erhaps. Will lie seen in Windsor forset, consists of blue corduroy jacket, gray corduroy trousers, and scarlet and brown waistcoat. Tub gossips ia Belgrade and in European court and diplomatic circles generally are en joying a rare treat, for It is not often they hnvo the opportunity now offered them by the King of Servia and Queeu Natalie of discussing the domestic squabbles of u royal couple. The dangerous fondness for dabbling in politics, which, iu the case of the Empress Eugenie, brought such disaster ii)Kin France, seems to have seized upon the Ouecn of Servia. She is the daughter of Col. Kesehko, of the Russian army. and. not lining of royal birth, appears to have lacked that royal patience uml resignation which often enable* ordinary queens to bear everything, even to living driven into the grave or Into a lunatic asylum. Her Intriguing rein tious v, ith the Russianizing party In Servia and with the anti-government and anti-dynastic party so disgusted the ministers that they re signed. whereupon her royal huslimnl forbade her meddling In politics any more. This started a quarrel that was soon aggravated by domestic dtff reu and now the ytteen Is entirely angry, and uunouuocs her intent ipu of going home to Russia to her papa, just like any young Indy from Patterson or Bound Brook. 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