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(fjicjftornimj Nietos Morning News Bui'diig, Savannah. Ga. TUESDAY. NOV EM ISKR 1, 1887. Registered at file Post Office in Savannah. The Morning Km is published .-very day In fhe year anti is served to subscribers in the city, by newsdealers and carriers, on their ow n ac count. at 85 cents a w eek, $1 OP a month, U (tt for six months and $lO 00 for one year. The Morning Xsws, by mail, one month, (1 00; three months, t~ 50; six months, $5 00; one year. $lO 00. Tb* Morning News, ft, mail, six times a •reek twithout Sunday issue), three montJis, $S 00; six months. $4 00 one year, $S 00. The Morning News. Tri weekly. Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, or Tuesdays, Thurs days and Saturdays, t iir>- ■ mouths, 9'■ 85 - six months, $2 50- o.t year. Or The Sunday News, bh ?na .. one year $-‘OO. The Weekly News, by moil, one year. $1 25. Subscriptions pavsble in advance. Remit lyv postal order, check or registen-il letter Cur renc.v sent by mail at risk of senders This paper is kept on tile and advertising rates may be ascertained at the office of the Ameri can Newspaper Publishers’ Association, lbi Temple Court, New York City. letters and teleprams should ( bo addressed "Mousing News. 8a vanr.nh, i u. Advertising rates made known on application. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS Meetings— Confederate Veterans' Associa tion; Oglethorpe Lodge No. 1. I. O. O. F.; Ger nyin Fire Company; The German American Mutual Loan and Building Association; Savan nah Lodge No. 1153, K. of H.; DeKalb Lodge No. 9, I. O. O. F. Special Notices— Notice, Adams A Fleming; K igilts of Pythias Hall Association; Notice as to Upper Steam Rice Mills; As to Bills Against British Steamships Cartagena, Gladiolus and Bay ley; Notice. John T. Rowland. \V. ' 1,. Douglas' $3 Shoes— W. L. Douglas. Brockton, Mass The Toy the Child Lues Best— F. Ad. Rich ter & Cos. Cheap Column Advertisements -Help Want ed: Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale; Boarding: Miscellaneous. Extraordinary Inducements in Black Silks —Crohan & Dooner. Legal Sales— City Marshal's Sales. Legal Notices— Citations from the Clerk of thp Court of Ordinary. Bananas and Cocoanuts— Kavanaugh & Brennan. Auction Sales— Executor's Sale. Admini-- trator's Sale. Furniture. Etc., by C H. Dorset!; Household Furniture, by D. R. Kennedy. New Railroad— Davis Bros. The Supreme Court must have run across a knotty question in the case of the An archists, or intends to write an elaborate opinion. The delay in rendering a decision is rather unexpected. There is every reason to think that the yellow fever will soon disappear from Tam pa. There is a noticeable decrease in the nuinVier of cases reported, and the cool weather will have a beneficial effect. Even Iceland has home rule and fishery question, and threatens to rebel if Denmark does net make certain concessions. This is a quarrel in a very small family, however, and will not disturb the rest of the world. Henry George goes to Chicago immedi ately after the New York election to agitate his land theory. He knows that bis strength lies among the foreign-born citizens and sticks to the cities in which they are most numerous. States Attorney Grinnell seems to have won golden opinion by his argument before the Supreme Court in the Anarchist cases. It seems almost a pity - to elevate so able a prosecuting officer to the bench, though he has undoubtedly won such a reward. There has been another advance in the price of coal at Philadelphia. The great strike in the Lehigh region seems to be hurting only the miners and the eonsum rs. The railroad company, which also owns most of the mines, is recouping itself for any loss in freights by getting more for its coal. It seems that England’s troubles in Egypt are not ended, as the Mahdi’s followers again threaten to invade the country. It may cost a great deal of blood and treasure to repel them, but England will have a good excuse for retaining her troops ou the Nile, and she may look on that as something of a recompense. A Philadelphia book reviewer speaks of Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson’s last novel, “At the Mercy of Tiberius,” as her best con tribution to American humor. “St. Elmo” is not a marker to it, in the matter of learned allusions. It can be safely predict ed, however, that the book will sell, even if jieople will laugh when the author intended that they should be serious. Unconscious humor is the most enjoyable kind. It has been discovered that an old house ou the border of Warren county, Penn-’ svlvania, in which hundreds of couples have been married, with the purpose of escaping the payment of a li cense fee, is really in Pennsylvania, ami not in Ohio, as had been thought. Asa marriage in PeniLsylvania without a license is not legal, the question arises, what are these couples going to do about it f Charles E. Mayer, atone tune somewhat prominent in Alabama as a Federal official, was shot and almost instantly killed by a friend named Israel in Washington Satur day, who thought bis pistol was unloaded. The men were both Hebrew lawyers and particular friends. It cannot be doubted that the killing was an accident, and it illustrates again the almost criminal carelessness of which there have been so many instances in this State. Twelve out of seventeen men summoned to serve as jurors in a Utah court the other day, refused to qualify by taking the neces sary oath. As several of them had been members of the convention which adopted the constitution which will be presented to Congre-s, it will be seen that they were not very much in earnest when they inserted the provision in that instrument against polygamy. It is to their credit, however, that they refused to take tin oath with the purpose of disregarding it. Gov. Koraker, in a speech a few days ago, boasted that under his administration the credit of Ohio was better than that of the United States, and that there had Ix-en an animal saving in interest alone of 887,- 200. He ought to have taken time while he was on the subject to explain why there was not money enough in the treasury to pay the contractor for putting up monu ments on the Gettysburg battlefield, or the monthly expenses of the different State asylums. These amounts, already overdue, are greater in amount than the whole balance in the treasury, so that the State is practically bankrupt, no matter what its credit may be. Though the bloody shirt issue is a bad and unpatriotic one, it is evi-. dently a safer one for Mr. Foraker to rant about than financial questions. He had better stick to it. Gov. Gordon in Ohio. Some of the Republican papers of Ohio are making the presence of Gov. Gordon in that State as a campaign speaker for the Democratic ticket the occasion for say ng some very unjust things about him and the people of Georgia. The Timex-Star, of Cin cinnati. for instance, savs that Gov. Gordon was a leading spirit in the Ku-Klux-Klan, and that no one doubts that be is a sharer in the profits of the Georgia convict lessees, although he pretends to be horrified at the cruel and brutal treatment to which the convicts are subjected under tbe lease system. Tbe Timex-Star further alleges that although the people of Georgia demanded that the convict system should be abolished, the Legislature paid no heed to the demand, but did pass a bill, which is on the statute books, making it a crime for a white teacher to instruct colored children In company with white children. Doubtless the Times Star knew that it was not dealing fairly with Gen. Gordon when it published tbe article referring to him. Asa matter of fact he was never a member of the Ku-Klux Klan, and it is entirely safe to say that he lutsno interest whatever in anyone of the convict leases. At one time he did have an interest in one of the leases, but the convict business did not suit him and. therefore, he abandoned it. The Legislature did not nbohsh or modify the present convict system, but Gov. Gor don is not to blame for that. He recognizes the bad features of tbe lease system, and has been using his influence to get rid of them. He sent a special message to the Legislature advising the establishment of an experimental farm for youthful con viets, and for women convicted of crime, and not more than two months ago he instituted a searching investigation of abuses alleged to have been committed in the convict camps for the purpose of deter mining whether or not there was sufficient ground for declaring the leases of two of the three convict companies forfeited. Gov. Gordon has shown his determination to have the convicts treated justly and humanely. It is not in his power to abolish the lease system. If it were it is probable that it would not be long before another system would be substituted for it. The Times-Star is mistaken in saying the Legislature adopted a law making it a crime for a white man to teach u negro child in company with a white one. A bill was introduced in the Legislature making it a crime to teach mixed schools, but it was not passed. The bill, however, was a good one, and simply provided the means for carrying out the purposes of the framers of the constitution. The purpose of it was to prevent the destruc tion of the common schools in which the ctilored people are as much interested as the white people. For opposition to mixed schools the Times-Star has only to look in its own State. When it get? the mixed s 'bool question settled satisfactorily there it will be time enough for it to undertake to settle the mixed school question in Georgia. If it will pay strict attention to the speeches which Gov. Gordon is delivering in Ohio it will find much more in him to admire than to find fuult with. Spies Less Defiant. The most boastful and defiant of all the condemned Chit ago Anarchists when they were first convicted was August Spies. He felt so certain that a way would be b und for him and his fellow prisoners out of their trouble that he was not at all guarded in his utterances. He is beginning to discover that there is law in this country, and it is en forced when the necessity arises for doing so. The Anarchists have been permitted to do and say about what they pleased so long as they did not disturb the peace, because it has been thought that the common sense of the people could bo depended on to hold in check the few who are threatening to change law ami order into chaos. TJie Huymarket affair, however, was a little more than the most patient of people could endure without seeking to make the guilty parties pay the penalty of their crime. Spies is no longer boastful, and his voice is no longer heard defying the authorities. He is under the shadow of the gallows, and his feelings partake of the gloom of his sur roundings. Even his proxy wife, whose presence until within a few days has been a source of great pleasure to him, fails to bring a smile to his face. He sits in sullen silence through the long hours of the day and his jailers are beginning to think he is insane. It is more than probable, however, that he is just beginning to realize that he is not so much of a hero and reformer as lie pretended to lie, and that the law has a grip on him that is not likely to be relaxed until it lias rendered him incapable of engaging in any more bomb-throwidg conspiracies. The Jasper Monument. . The association which was formed ten years ago to erect a monument to Sergt. William Jasper, the revolutionary hero who 10-t his life in front of this city Oct. 9, 1771*, has very nearly completed its work. It feels warranted in announcing that the tinveling of the monument will tako place on Feb. 22 next, and, as the purpose is to honor and perpetuate the memory of one who was a gallant soldier, whose deeds will be recited by coming generations it is intended to make the cere monies imposing and the occasion one of more than ordinary interest. The citizens of this and other States, therefore, wifi be invited to be present. The weather is generally pleasant at the time appointed for the unveiling, and there are many vis itors from all other parts of the country in this section of the South at that season of the year. There has been an intimation that the President and Mrs, Cleveland might again visit the (South late this winter or early next spring. If this should prove to be the case, they might he induced to time their visit so as to lie present at the monument ceremonies. They would find a visit to Sa vannah a pleasant one, as will all of tho ;e who attend the unveiling. Tho President will soon decide as arbitra tor upon the con dieting boundary claims of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It cannot be doubted that his decision will 1* a just one, according to his best judgment, but his selection us arbitrator by the contending parties is more than ordinarily compli mentary, since the United States is somewhat interested in his deci sion. The territory in dispute has long been held by Nicaragua, and through it lies the route (if the promised canal, for which a grant is held by an Ameri can company. Should the decision be in favor of Costa Rica this grant would prob ably be unsettled. The many little rows that are occurring in Ireland justify tbeopinipn Diet there will be a big oue there one of t hese days, and it may not be very long delayed. THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER t, ISS7. Fires’ln Cotton Cargoes. The New York Maritime Register, in commenting upon the numerous fires which have occurred in cotton cargoes this season, reaches the conclusion that while some of them may be of incendiary origin, the most of them are due to carelessness, and to causes which have not yet been discovered. The impression seems to be that the number of these fires is much greater thus far this season thnn for the same period of any other season for quite a long time. The fires have not by any means been con fined to this port. Almost all the cotton ports have suffered to a greater or less ex tent. Considerable attention has been at tracted to this port, however, because three or four fires have occulted within a period of about four weeks. Another serious fire may not occur during the entire season. | The Regixter says that “the inquiry made I by the British Board of Trade into the loss , of the steamer City of Montreal, which was ] burned on Aug. 10, while on a voyage from New York to Liverpool, shows how little is known as to the causes of the fire, which was first discovered in the cotton cargo of the steamer. The board decided that the cotton in the steamer's cargo was not prop erly packed. It also states that the cotton was riot as well packed as that coming from India, that it was more liable to external ignition, but that there was no risk of spon taneous combustion. The Liard was unable to attribute any absolute cause for the fire, although some imperfection in the banding of the bales was probably the cause through bands breaking and emitting sparks. In fact the result of the inquiry is that no body was to blame for the fire and no reason can be given ns to it c origin. The inquiry is unsatisfactory, but still little was to 1* expected in view of the general ignorance upon the subject. What causes the fires remains as much a mystery as before the inquiry. But the inquiry was good in demonstrating that nothing scarcely can be exacted from the present system of investi gaiing cotton fires, and that a thorough study of the matter by a duly qualified board is absolutely needed in order to secure more accurate knowledge upon the subject of what causes fires in cotton cargoes.” A good deal of attention has been given to the investigation of the causes of fires in cotton cargoes, but we are unable to say whether such an investigation as the Regis ter thinks necessary has been made. If it has not it ought to be undertaken at once. Speculation as to the causes of the fires has been exhausted. If it is thought that a care ful study of the subject by a board of com petent men can throw any light upon it such a board should lie organized and au thorized to begin work at once. The Samoa Trouble. There is no doubt that it is the purpose of Germany to take iiossession of the Samoan Islands. She may delay final action for awhile, but all her movements indicate her purpose to have the islands at no distant day. Our dispatches a day or two age stated that she had deposed King Malietoa, who was really an illegal king, and placed Tamezcsj, a rival chief, upon the throne. England, Germany and the United States have been squabbling over the Samoan Islands for several veal's, and have ex elianged many diplomatic notes with regard to them. King Malietoa was always very favorably disposed towards this country, and several years ago gave us advantages in the way of trade which were denied to other countries. Germany has always shown an aggressive spirit, however, and not very long ago Malietoa undertook to plate himself under our protection to avoid her aggressiou. Our Consul at the islands agreed to wlalietoa’s propositions, but bis action was not sustained at Washington. Since that time this country has not been so prominent in Samoan affairs as it had been prior to that time. The contest for the con trol of tbe islands since then has been al most wholly between England and Ger many, and German)', it seems, is now far in the lead. The Samoan Islands contain 3,000 or 4,000 natives who have adopted Christianity. They are not sufficiently civilized to com pete successfully in trade with Europeans, and the consequence will be that the trade and property of the islands will soon all pass mto the possession of American, Ger man and English traders. They own pretty much all of it now. Under German sway the interests of the foreigners will doubt less be protected, and the Samoans will be the hewers of wood and drawers of water. The free traders chuckled when the Macon Telegraph passed from the hands of Maj. H. C. Hanson, a vigorous protectionist, to become a n alleged tariff reformer. They don’t chuckle to an appreciable extent over the news that Hanson has secured control of that old and strong journal, the Colum bus Enquirer-Sun.—Ctuittanooiju Times. The chuckle-headed Times really ought to keep better posted us to the names of tbe leaders of it* variety of Dem cracy. There are only a few, and it would take no great effort of memory. Maj. J. K. Hanson, the bast anil strongest of them all, is not eng:t r ,si in any newspaper business. Mr. H. C. Hanson is, ami has always been, a consistent advocate of tariff reform, and be will make the Enquirer a strong repre sentative of that policy. Then will the Democrats chuckle again, and the chuckle headed Times will not. The Rev. Dr. Price, who died in New York a day or two since, was the oldest Episcopal clergyman of that diocese. His was a peculiarly useful anil honorable ca reer. Thrice offered a bishopric, he was prevented by his modesty from accepting. A remarkable fact connected with his life was that, having determined in his youth to become a minister, and be ing too poor to pay his way through college, he adopted the stage as the readiest means of earning the neces sary money He was four yea: s a profes sional actor, then acquired the school knowledge necessary to his chosen profes sion, and became a preacher. His long and useful career showed that his theatrical experience did not unfit him for his holy calling. The latest Hawaii papers show that the people of the Sandwich Islands, at least the foreign element, which controls them, begin to fear that they will not long be allowed to retain their political independence, and they wish to choose the nation to which they shall lielong. They seem to prefer the United States. American interests are, perhaps,-larger in the islands than those of any European people, but our foreign policy has been so uuaggressive for many years, compared with that of Germany and nthtfr nations, that it is not at all probable these valuable islands, the half-way house to Asia, will ever come under ouu flag. New York and Boston will be rather lone some with Jay Gould aud John L. Sulli van both in Europe, CUP RSI NT COMMENT. Donnelly's New Ta-sle. Prom the New York World (Dem.) Mr. Ignatius Donnelly has a heartrending job on hand. He is trying to fin*i a cipher which will show thar the famous clause “Bum this letter" means that Mr Blaine is not seeking a renomfn'ition. He admits, however, that he Las made no progress so far. A Revival for Rhode Island. Prom the Chicago Netrs (Dem.) Indiana and Kentucky have gone to law about, the ownership of au island in the Ohio river. Neither of those commonwealths needs the ugly little sandbar and they should have it made into a separate State in order to provide Rhode Island with a rival in territory and population. The Most Remarkable Town. From the Philadelphia News (Pep.) Atlanta has been a “dry" town for some months, and it now appears that it goes hungry sometimes. Atlanta is probably the most re markable town in tlie United States. It has the best pavements in the count 17, but the people insist on keeping them eighteen inches unaer mud. Gordon In Cincinnati. From the Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem.) Gen. Gordon, the Governor of one of our sis ter States. spoke t*> a magnificent audience in Cincinnati last evening. The peace was pre served. The war of a quarter of u century ago did not again break forth. And the Queen City of the West rejoiced to listen to the able argu ment of a very strong man. BRIGHT BITS. It is pleasant to reflect that the Chicago Anarchists will shortly get to the end of their rope.— Life. Many of the car wheels now used are made of paper. Here’s a chance for some more tall ly ing about paper circulation,— Yonkers States man. A man may go to heaven and have feathers on his wings, but ne can t hold a picnic plate on his knees without sitting pigeon toed.— Duluth ParaQrapker. Generally speaking, a woman’s praise of another woman means about as much as "Yours faithfully" does at the end of a letter.— Somer ville Jowmal. “Ts your father a Christian?" asks the new minister. “No," replied the boy, “he sings in the choir." —Brooklyn Eagle. “I’m a lily," said the tramp. “I toil not, neither do I spin, but I*ll bet my boots that Solo mon in all his glory was not arrayed like me."— Philadelphia Call. Ti?e red-flag species of Socialists don't want the earth. They mly want the land and the lager. The rest of the folks can have the water. —Oil City Blizzard. The Hotel Mail is responsible for the state ment that “a certuin uptown hotel clerk never attends a funeral because his habitual smile is so fixed that he couldn't look sorry if he tried." Yonkers Statesman. Guide (explaining the view of mountain to a party)—Ann h>*re is the place where a young lady jumped off am! committed suicide. 1 iady—From mein ncholy ? Guide—No, ma'am; from Boston.— Judge. “Mr. Snyderly. I hear that you referred to me as a liar." "Yes. sir, I did. What are you going to do ab>ut it?" “I was going to ask you to nut it down on for me. I want to get n jon in an Omaha real estate office, and l don't need a better recommendation.**— Lincoln Journal. ( 'hicago policemen are now* having what they cal! an Anarchist driil." They nicer in squads every other day and are instructed in the use of Winchester rifles, with which everv policeman ou the force is siid to be supplied. In order that they nuw become proficient in the drill the city should furnish them with n few Anarchists to practice on. They couldn't b? devoted to a lietter purpose. —Norristown Herald. “I've got a poem," he said, when he had secured the attention of the editor. **My dear iii*. t;ia pigeon-hole is filled with poems awaiting publication." “But this describes the virtues of the Double- Decked S >ap. and I will pay 61 a line to have it printed," said the author. “Ah. charming: I'm glnd to see you turn your attention to verse. I w ish all had your gift."— Tid Bits. “Oh, dear, those children make so much noise that I can t hea* myself talk’" exclaimed Aunt Harriet, as she left the room with a slain “Children, said |>apa, “von must he more considerate. Your aunt might have something to say that we should want to hear. Now*, if you will be real good I'll buy Johnnie a nice bazoo and Hattie a grand piano, and Tommie a big watchman's rattle, and I'll make a hors.' fiddle of the dining table for tbe baby. But don't bother auntie with your noise any more than you can help. Springfield Union. “Gentt emen." thundered the Judge to the contending lawyers, "this case must be settled before the court, adjourned. There has been dilly-dallying enough. Well, what is it ?" he s:iid, turning to a court attendant who had ven tured to bespeak the judicial attention “lam very busy." “A couple of political friends of yours," whis pered the attendant, “are- outside waiting for you to ‘join’ 'em." “Upon further consideration,'’said his Honor. “I declare this court adjourns until to morrow at 11 o'clock."— The Epoch. ITe Lost It. —A Detroit lawyer was talking with a manufacturer on Griswold struct, near the City Hall yesterday, when he suddenly gave a start of surprise and said: Just excuse me fora moment, will you?" "What is it?" "A man has fallen down on the comer there." “Ah —some friend of yours?" “No; but I must see him. He may be an alien." “And what of it?" “Why, he'll probably want to sue the city for SIO,OOO damages, and of course he'll want a law yer. There, confound it!" “He's got up." “Yes, and I'm left. ’Nother lawyer got in ahead of me. I've lost no less than three first class jobs hist that way in the last two weeks.*’ —Detroit Free Press. PERSONAL. Ingersoll, the infidel, is said to be very nerv ous when facing an audience. Mils. Marshall Field, of Chicago, is too much of an invalid to go into society, so she de votes herself to books and the study of lau gunges. Pig. Crispi, the Italian premier, is an inde fatigabie worker. A Roman writer sai lof him recently: “He is a laborer with his mind, pulse, brain anti backbone." Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's national fame ;i a story writer was made ten years ago. when she published “That Lass o’ Lowries." It was her first novel and is said to lie her best. Postmaster General Vilas has never been son y that he joined the Democratic party. His eloquence was never held of enough ac count to be rewarded among his old companions. “J. S. op Dale" is Fred Sthnson, a New York lawyer. wh<. as Bacon is said to have dhne, dis guised his literary work lieoauxe he feared his standing as attorney would b?-prejudiced if it were known that he wrote fi t ion. Irvine Browne, editor of the Albany fx\w Journal, objects to Senator Ingalls’assertion that a gentleman should shave himself. Lawyer Browne contends that the conversation of a burlier is worth the price of a shave. Lew Wallace's “Ben Hur" was originally dedicated “To the wife of my youth." He bap been so lx>red by letters of condolence from people who imagined that his wife was dead that be has added the line, “Who still abides with me.*' C>r,. John A. Joyce, of Washington, has lx en spending a few days in Denver prejmratory to going up in the mountains somewhere ) nd secluding hlm.se If all winter, which he will put in by writing a novel-—presumably a rich, racy and picturesque tale of the West. Joseph Hoffman, the child pianist, is an epi cure. and refused u cross 0:1 the steamship se lected by his manager on the ground that the cooking was execrable. Artists naturally lov* the beautiful* whether it takes the form of a Delmonico entm*. a painting by Bougereau or a symphony by Beethoven. Count John I.illichi rtz. of Sweden, a colonel in the French army, recently visited Hartford. Conn., and created* sensation in that staid city bv the gorgeousness of his attire. Tie was dn-se-cl in full uniform and his breast was literally covered with medals. While in the city he paid Mark Twain a vi. it. Senator Palmer. of Michigan, has on hiR Wayne county farm a log house furnished with articles taken from the New England home of his ancestors. The spindle used by his grand mother. rb“ l>ed in which his mother slept when aj.irJ. and the tell clocks, old china, rag car pets and cane chairs, all are there. The world moves, says the Boston Trav eller. but wo doubt if in any newspajier except one published in Boston could such an adver tissment as tbe following be found. Tbe Globe is responsible for it: “Housework—An Ameri can girl wanted to do the work for 2, and be used as one of the family: oue that can cook and play the piano. Box 919, Gardiner, Ma as." Two Robust Old Men. Fromthe Philadelphia. Call There w an old man fir thtr Ktrat ward who rineß at 4 in summer and 5 in winter all the year round. **I)o you suppose that this absurd, that this strange way or living has lengthened your lifey"* askeu a Call reporter. “I am certain of it.'* sa?d th old man stoutly, “I was SI last January, and apart from a little touch of rheumatism T feel as well as I did thirty years ago." “How are the rest of your family?" ventured the reporter. “Are they robust and do they rise early?*’ “Well, was the subdued reply, “I have a brother who is robust, but ho never gets out of bed until i).“ “How old is he?*’ “Eighty-five. But that proves nothing.'* •‘Certainly not," said the reporter. She Got. no Further. From *h,e Chicago Tribune. It was in Waukesha last summer that n (Ti!- cago woman became acquaint‘Hi with a distin guished professor from the East. He was a man of grave and dignified demeanor, and in spired the somewhat flippant Chicago woman with no little awe. With the professor was his young wife, a particularly quiet young woman, who seldom spoke. The Chicago woman, being left alone with them, undertook to furnish the cliat. “I was sitting out on the piazza here last night," said she, "after every one else had left, and I chanced to hear a scran of conversation from one of the windows. I don't suppose a se rious gentleman like yourself, professor, will lie at all interested, and I tell it for tin* amusement of your wife. The voices floating out were those of a man and woman, arid I heard the mau say: ‘Poor 'ittle birdie, Is oo afraid to l>e all alone in de world wid a great big horrid man?'" The little woman from Chicago got no fur ther, for the professor and his wife had turned a vivid scarlet. The Land of Rest. From Good Housekeeping. Beyond the valley lying low. Through which our feet some day shall go, Beyond the high hill's purple haze. That stretches far beyond our gaze. There is a place most sweet and blest* Which here we call the Land of Rest. A land with hills and valleys fair. And many of our loved are* there; So silently, and one by one They went the lonesome journey on; All. with white bands upon their breaaQ| Went out into the Land*of Rest. I long that happy bourne to see, I long to know now it will be When first these eyes of mine behold The land of whieh th'* prophets told; Of my inheritance possessed. When shall I reach the Land of Rest# O blessed Land! O time so slow! Not with reluctance I shall go, But on my lins a happy song That It, the day looked for so long, Has come to take me to that blest, That peaeeful land, the Land of Rest. Bn A. Manyillk. An Affecting Incident. From the Detroit Tribune. Pedestrians on tVoodford avenue were treated to a singular and affecting incident last evening. Freddie Maline. a little newsboy whose legs are so crippled that he walks on his knees, was trudging down the street when a legless sailor came plodding along in the opposite direction on his stumps. They did not observe each other until the sailor attacked the lad. The assault was so sudden that it was all over before any body had a chance to interfere. “What do you mean by this?” demanded a bystander of the mo n. “The boy is mocking me,” replied the sailor. Then he got a good, look at the little fellow’s legs, and cried: “What! so you are ac ipple like me r My God! boy, forgive me. I thought you wore mocking.’’ The tears coursed down a cheek bronzed by sun and wind, and possibly hardened by sin. “Oh. I wouldn't a-done it.' he exclaimed: “I wouldn't a-done it if I’d a known, for these two hands, and they're all I’ve got left. I ask your pardon, my boy—l ask your pardon.” Then the adult cripple hobbled on. The boy gathered up his papers that had been strewn around in the struggle, and, wiping away the tears that had filled bis eves as the sailor was speaking, crawled ou down the street, but not before handfuls of coin had been showered on both the unfortunates. A Lightning Hair Cut. From the Chicago Journal. As 1 was entering a down-town barber shop the other day a gawky looking countryman dashed by me, and plunging into the first va cant chair, said: “Gimme a quick shave; I’m in a hurry.” The barber spread the calico wrap per over the countryman’s breast, and as he tucked it in, said: "Hair cut. sir?” "Hain’t got time,” answered the man. “Wouldn’t take but a couple of minutes.” said the barber, per suasively, as he reached for a pair of scissors. “Mean ter tell me you kin cut my hair in two minutes—no, nor in ten, nuther." “Oh, yes,” quietly said the barber. “I could do it in five.” “Bet. you $5 you can’t.” said the countryman, explosively, “an’ that's a dollar a minute." Tlie boss barber nodded to indidate that the bet might be taken up, and the workman, as he quietly slipped one of those close-clipping ma chines on the head rest back of the chair, said, “Done.” The boss came over, and just as the minute-hand of tlie clock pointed to the even nuarter time vus called. In about two seconds the barber hail run the machine up the back of the countryman’s neck to the top of his head. “Hold on!" yelled the man, as ho jumped from the chair: “what’s that yercuttin’ my hair with—a jack-plane?” With the aid of a hand mirror he viewed the hare strip on the back of his head and concluded he had lost the bet. The barber pocketed the V and eonc tided his work of beautifying the stranger, who said, on leav ing the place: "Next time I come to Chicago I’ll start early enough to get shaved without makin’ any fool bluffs.” A Level-Headed Wife. From the Arkanxaw Traveller. The Governor of Arkansaw had just turned from a petition bearing GS4 names, when a tall, angular woman, carrying a gingham sun-bon net by the strings, entered the room and, drop ping on a settee, said: "I want to see the Guv'ner.” “I am the Governor, madam.” "Shore?” "Yes, I am quite sure.” "Well, 1 come to itgk you why you didn't an swer my letter. I live out in the" hills. Moved there lately from I tidy any. Sent you a letter by a feller named Steve Spencer. Why didn’t you answer it?" "Your name, please?” “Jane Hrornfield. From as good a family as ever lived in the State. Father was a Mclntosh and mother was a Harkrider.” "I did not receive your let ter, Mrs Bromfield.” “Look here, do you reckon that feller got drunk an' lost that dockyment?” "I don't know anything about his habits." "But don't it stand to reason that he got drunk?” "Well, its far from impossible.” “111 tell you what thi letter was. Shortly after I got here. Tobe. my husband was sent to the penitentiary. He wasn't a citizen of the State at the time, and didn't think his senteuce would hold him." “His not being a citizen makes no difference.” "And he could be sent to the penitentiary be fore he had a right to vote?” "Yes." "And stay there just the same as any citizen?” “Certainly." "Shore?” “Of course, madam. I know what lam talk ing about. 1 would like to tell you. before you put yourself to the trouble of pleading his ease, that it is quite useless. He is doubtless guilty, and I therefore cannot grant him a pardon." "My sakes alive, man, don't sk’er yourself, for I'm not going to ask for a pardon. The let ter I writ you at a time when I thought you couldn't hold him unless he was a voter stated the fact that he voted at the last election wheth er or no.” “Then you don’t want him pardoned?” “Not much. Tve done so much better sense he’s heen in there that l never do want to set eyes on him again. It maysounda little strange, but it is a fact, thn l as shod as they took him away the hens that nad been mopin' round on a sort of strike all spring, put tolayiu', and I wish 1 may die if 1 didub think they would lay them selves to death. One big old dominicker—the finest hen on the place, out mighty sulky and hard lo pleas" at limes—hadn’t laid a single egg for two mouths, but when she found that they had took Tobe off she set in to lavin' an' I never seen nothin’s to ekel her. She'd walk around #trd and sing awhile, an' then she’d go m ty. Tohe was sent up for a year. Couldn’t o oblige a poor woman, make it two. Gov ?” “Ob. no; 1 have no authority to extend the time." “I didn't know but to oblige a po' woman you mout." • "No, I cannot.” “Well, don't you think you could slip six months on him, anyhow?" "No, can't extend His time a minute.” "But you are sure that you won’t let him out under a year?" •'We’ll, keep him in that long.” “Well, I'm much obliged to you for doin' what vou can.' she said, arising, "and I believe that if yon tied the power you would do more for me. Good day.” ITEMS OF INTEREST.. Queen Victoria has presented Mine. Aibanf with the jubilee commemoration medal, in dia monds and sapphires. Veneering is now being used upon cigar boxes in this country. The boxes are constructed of ash, with a cedar veneer as thin as papei on the inside and outside. The Mexicans are preparing to properly cele brate the the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America at the capital of that country. The Dukeof Verragua of Spain is a legitimate descendant of Christopher i oltimbus, and he heartily approves of the ceieoration. The registration in Philadelphia generally largely exceeds that of New York, although at tlie last Presidential election New York polled 210.000 votes to Philadelphia’s 175,000. The probabilities are that in Philadelphia there are double the number of false registrations that appear. It is now time for every one to throw up his hands and quit. George Francis Train intends to publish 1.000 books of 400 pages each, one of them to appear every day until all are out. He says he has ten trunks full ot material for them, and thnt the subjects to he treated of include everything on, in. and over the earth. Laborers digging a cut for a railroad near Canterbury uncovered an almost perfect circu lar well built of Hints. Local antiquaries sav that it is the opening to some suuterranean passage used by the Romans when they camped there. The workmen had previously found near the same spots the remains of two Roman sol diers. It is interesting to note just at this time that anew translation of Shakespeare's plays bus been made in Dutch Burgersdvk, the famous poet of Holland, has made the translation, which is said to be a work of art. His “Macbeth” was recently given before a brilliant audience at an Amsterdam them re and received great ap plause. The popularity of Shakespeare in Hol land and Germany is remarkable. Lnstruction in the use of tools is about to l e introduced in all the primary schools of France. It has already been introduced in many, and has been successfully tried at such schools in Manchester, in England. It is found that the use of tools furnishes an agrheable relaxation. Apprenticeship schools, which are the next higher grade, are taking the place of the old apprenticeship system in Germany, France and Switzerland. A farmer and his son have had a most un pleasant series of ad vent tires at Whitt, Tex. First, the father fell into an abandoned well, and then the son came tumbling after. The well was sixty feet deep, and there was an ugly moccasin snake at the bottom. To make mat ters worse, it began to rain, the water rose in the well and the earth caved in around them. They passed twenty hours in this plight, and were finally rescued by passers-by who heard their cries. , Gov. Ramsay says that the venerable Simon Cameron once explained to him how it was that so many hotel-keepers bear military titles. When the revolutionary war closed tlie business of the country was in a chaotic condition, all industrial affairs having suffered a complete prostration during the seven years’ struggle The American officers came out of the war ivithout any occupations and as poor as a lot of church mice. About the only business they could go into that didn't require capital was tavern-keeping So it came to pass in a short time that the head of every hostelry in the country was a Colonel, a Major or a Captain. And from that day to this it has been regarded as the proper thing to invest a hotel-keeper with a military title. It comes to him in the line of honorable tradition. Gen. Green B. Raum, chairman of the Wash ington committee appointed to provide for the erection of a statue to Gen. Logan at the na tional capital was called upon by Col. Alberto Malo, of the Mexican army, and informed that the American colony in Mexico, together with a number of Mexicans, had obtained and desired to present to the monument committee an onyx slab from the Mexican mines. The slab, which is 2!t> feet square, cost 81.000 in Mexico. It is now in New York, and will be at once sent to Washington to the committee, which will re quest Mrs. Logan to be custodian of it until the monument shall be completed. It is expected that the soldiers will contribute the fund for the monument, and Congress will undoubtedly fur nish a suitable place to erect it upon some of the government reservations. An exceedingly plain and unimpressive look ing woman was making her way slowly down Broadway when she discovered her reflection in a big mirror that had been set out on the side walk. Thereupon she stopped short, crossed the street with an air of elegant leisure to the mirror, and stepping up to it, surveyed herself complacently, rearranged her hat, lifted her veil, took w hat is know n, I believe, as a “pow der rag” from her hand satchel, touched up her face with an air of pleasantry and repose, and then dropped the. rag in the satchel again. Af ter this she fixed her veil with satisfaction, gave her bustle two or three vicious thumps, pulled down the back of her dress, pulled down her col lar, and sailed down the street again, the observed of all observers, but not embarrassed in the slightest degree by the attention she had at tracted. Says the Lake Geneva (Wis.) News: “On Wednesday a novel scene was witnessed bT one of the pupils of the high school while looking out of a window. Dr. Macdonald had left his horse and buggy in care of his faithful dog Hard while he went In to make a professional call. The horse got uneasy and started off on a brisk trot. Fard grabbed the lines, got up into Lie seat, and commenced to pull with all his might. He would brace himself and pull, but the cushion was smooth and he would slip, where upon he would hitch back, brace himself, and pull again. Finally he became disgusted, dropped the lines, and coiled himself up in t e front part of the buggy, prepared to meet any fate w hich might a -ait him. We have had oc casion to sjieak of t his dog's adventures in these columns once or twice before; now we insist he ought to be made a citizen and given the free dom of the city.” Probably the most interesting and valuable curiosity in the firemen's museum at No. 2 en gine house at Jackson. Mich., is the one brought in a day or two ago by a farmer, whose name the men did not learn. It has been found to be a South American black vulture, though the fanner thought it a black eagle. He said he saw it running about bis farm a lew days ago, and chased it into a brush pile, where he captured it. The bird is about the size of a hen turkey and its main color is a rich blue-black, though many of the larger feat hers and plumes are bril liantly colored, mailing tlie bird a very hand some one. The bead is small and nearly bald, and the beak is about three inches long, strong, and a Utile hooked. About the centre of the upper portion of the beak is a comparatively large hole, cut by nature, nearly rectangular in form. The bird measures five feet from tip to lip of its wings, w hich are very large and strong in comparison to its body, showing that it is ca- Cable of long flights and of carrying considera le weight in its talons. The critical condition of the relations be tween China and Corea may be largely traced to the opening of the latter country to inter course with the United States and with European powers. So long as the “hermit kingdom" remained true to its traditions of isolation, its real political status as regards China was an afTair which evidently troubled very little the two countries chietiy concerned. But with Ihe entrance of vessels other than Chinese and Japanese into Corean ports, and the making of regular commercial treaties with the leading powers of the world, the peninsula acquired new interests, and tie question whether China had a real or only nominal sovereignty over it became of the first impor tance- The act wuieli has caused the sudden withdrawal of Ihe Chinese Minister from Seoul is the appointment of ministers to represent Corea in European courts; but while this ti n v lie a peculiarly open and ostentatious assertion of independence, tbo very making of treaties was, after all. in itself an assumption of sovm eign now. r. Should war result, unless Corea should find some ally, China would be able with her navy to blockade its ports, and thus nuke it once more, againsl its will, a hermit kingdom. Looking through history, we find that though in all other particulars the art of war has made wonderful strides, yet in the actual distances accomplished in marches on foot Ihe ancients wen* lolly equal to modern soldiers. In tael, the most wonderful feat ever recorded in marching was accomplished l,y the ancients, in tl.e second Punic war Hannibal lay waiting at l anusium for his brother Hasdruhal to brink him reinforcements from Spain. FacingHannn hal WAS a Roman army under the Consul < lau rtius Nero, while opposite ilnsdrubnl wasanotln r Roman army under Ihe Consul Livius Leaving the mam body to hold and deceive Haim Unto P lokw * ,km1 >' of <•) horse auii V’™7 tool > marched secretly and quicklv to lavms and. joining forces with him. 'they hurled themselves ou Hasdruhal and defeated Claudius then ai once marched bock again before !I..nniiial was aware of his ' brother s defeat. 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