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VornmfT News Building, Savannah, Ga.
WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 18S7.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings— Magnolia Kucainpment No. 1. I O.
O. F.: Golden Rule Lodge No. 12, I. O. O. F.:
Georgia Chapter No. 8. R. A. M.; Equitable 1-oan
and Building Association.
KpeiHal Notices —As to BUN Against British
Steamship ilughonden: Cast Off Clothing So
licited by Georgia Infirmary Aid Association;
As to Crew of Nt rwegian Bark Treia; Felt Hats,
at Jaudon s; All-Souls-Day. R. E. Cobb, Super
intendent Coast- Line Railroad.
Notice —G. S. McAlpin.
SteamshipSchedule*— Ocean Steamship Cos.;
Baltimore Steamship Cos
Cheap Cor, m\ Advertisements— Help Want
ed: Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Lost: Board; Miscellaneous.
Aiction Sale— Sundries, by I. P. Laßoehe’s
Sons.
Secretary Bayard doubtless thinks that
time is a great avenger. '
Several of the large cities are doing
everything possible to secure the national
conventions. Chicago seems to have tho
best, chance.
There seems to be a general scarcity of
coal. Prices have been advanced in the
East, and at St. Louis and Chicago a famine
is threatened. Labor troubles are the cause
of the short supply.
Dr. McGlynn is in danger of making his
political programme too long. His last
addition to it is a proposition to build at
public expense two great viaduct railways
under Xew York for the free transportation
of the people to and from their business.
Charleston doubtless prides herself upon
her ability te draw a crowd without any
such attraction as either Atlanta or Macon
bad. She is having a big time this week,
and the weather seems to have been ordered
for her especial benefit.
The value of a great newspaper's “good
will,” even after years of litigation and mis
management, is illustrated in the sale of the
Chicago 'limes. The sum paid for the prop
erty is understood to have been $ 1,200,000,
of which SBOO,OOO was for the name and
“good-will.”
Mr. Blaine is taking a course of gynmas
tic lessons in Paris. He may show in this
way that he is not a physical wreck, but it
will hardly help him in the great mill which
will be fought in November next year. He
is foredoomed to another black eye. and ail
the gymnastic training in the world will
not save him
The New Orleans Times D~ ' 'era/, which
is a protection journal, ;'-j New South
will gain little it t * J > agriculture to
mining, manufi v- -es etc. ’ And yet the
protective tariff is hostile to agriculture. It
is pleasant to hear one protective journal
sjoeak w-ith some respect of agriculture.
Most of such journals have apparently only
contempt for the farmers.
The New York Star charges Assistant
District Attorney Niooll, who made a repu
tation as a public prosecutor in the New
York boodle cases, with having accepted a
bribe. It assarts that in accep
ting the independent nomination for
District Attorney against the regular nomi
nee of his party he sold his principles for a
bribe. The shafts of the Star are aimed
at a shining mark.
Mrs. Schnaubelt, mother of the man who,
it is alleged, threw the bomb at the Hay
market massacre, has just returned from
Germany. It is said she brings alfi lav its
from her son revealing the whole dynamite
conspiracy, the effect of which is to clear
Parsons, B;:hwab, Fieldeu and Fischer from
ooniplicity in it. while it convicts Spies,
Engel and Lingg. Thi's-may be a last des
perate attempt to secure a delay.
Washington correspondents write as if it
wwe settled that Secretary Lamar will go
on the Buprrnu Court bench and lie sue
ceeeed in his present office by Assistant Sec
retary Muldrow. This arrangement would
please everybody apparently, except those
who are determined to see in everything the
President does evidence that he is unduly
influenced by the Southern counselloi-s. It
*onses these partisans to see a Federal
office given to any man who lives south of
Mason and Dixon’s line.
A little while ago the newspapers were
full of the details of the terrible attrocities
perpetrated by Apache Indians on white
settlers. Now the story conies of persecu
tion of peaceful Indians by the whites, who
Mize their cultivated lands and cattle with
out recompensing the owners. This is done
in spite of the efforts of the military to pro
tect the Indians, and seemingly with the
concurrence of the civil authorities. This
course of conduct on the of the whites
may very well lead to another war if it was
not the real cause of former ones.
Senator Cullom thinks the next Congress
will take up the question of a government
telegraph system and that a proper measure
will meat with"general support. There Is
no doubt that the recent, telegraph consoli
dation, giving the Western Union prac
tically a monopoly of the whole business,
will make the idea of a government service
in connection with the post office more
popular than ever, but it is hardly probable
that the people will consent to the inaug
uration of such an enterprise while the evils
of the monopoly bear no heavier than they
do. The heat of our elections is too groat
now, and were the places ol' many thousand
more go\ eryment employes made depend
ent upon their results, they might become
so hot as to endanger good government and
peace. Wuit until the idea of a non
partisan civil service is generally accepted.
Savannah Harbor.
i IVliat lias become of tho new project for
i the improvement of Sivannnli harbor? No
; body seems to know whetue •or nil t’leSec
j rotary of War hus approved it. H vo the
I Cotton Exchange, Bon'd of Tnulo, city
authorities and business men gone rally lost
all interest in it? If they haven't it would
i seem to be about time for them to find out
what its chances are for being put into such
a shape that Congress can act upon it dur
ing the session which begins next month.
A couple of years ago the business inoil of
this city regarded the improvement of Savan
nah harbor as of so mu'di importance that
they called a river and harbor convention,
in which were representatives of the South
Atlantic States and cities The convention
was a very enthusiastic on-*, and promised
to accomplish great things. It was not with
out influence in the right direction, but those
who were chosen to keep alive interest in
river and harbor improvements o i the South
Atlantic coast seem to be tired, at leu
nothing has been heard from them for a
good long while. In the West the people
who are interested in the improvement of
rivers and the building of canals arc very
active. Lutely they held a convention at
Memphis, and it is safe to say that when
Congress meets the West will be on hand to
see that her public improvement projects
are not neglected. In fact, Western men
are always looking after the interests of
l heir section. That is why it gets about all
it asks for. Untiring and intelligent work
is what tells in getting appropriations for
rivers and harboi-s.
There may be those in this city who are
looking after Savannah’s harbor. If there
are they are making no noise. Perhaps a
little noise would be a good thing. It would
let the Secretary of War and Congress
know that this city is not asleep, and that
there is, something it wants, and wants
greatly.
The plans and estimates for securing
28 feet of water from the cross tides
to the sea, which were authorized by
Congress of last year, were completed
months ago. Have they been placed before
the Secretary of War yetlf they have not
they should be at once. Congress only acts
upon the book of estimates submitted to it
by the Secretary of War. If that book of
estimates goes to Congress before the project
for securing 38 feet of water in
Savannah harbor is approved by the
Secretary of War, the probabilities are
that the project will be in no more
advanced state two years hence than it is ut
prosent. At that rate of getting Savan
nah’s harbor improved the work of secur
ing the necessary appropriations will de
volve upon a generation not yet upon the
stage of action.
The estimates for the new project call for
SOOO,OOO for the next fl -cal year, and the
estimates for the unfinished work on tho
improvement to secure 43 feet of water call
lor SIBO,OOO. If the new project d<<esn‘tget
into the book of estimate* Savannah harbor
will receive about -?90.0<K) in the next river
and harbor bill—perhaps not so much.
From this showing does it not appear as
if an extraordinary effort should be made
to get an appropriation for the new project
in the next river and harbor bill? But what
is necessary to be done.' Let the Secretary
of War be urged to approve the new proj
ect at once in order that the estimates may
be placed in the book of estimates. There
is not much dependence to be placed upon
letters to persons supposed to have influ
ence at Washington.
T- e Representative from this district
ought to look after this matter personally,
and if he is so situated that he cannot go to
Washington at once, a representative of tho
city should be sent. Whoever goes should
spare no effort to accomplish what is de
sired.
Secretary Whitney’s Illness.
Accounts of the illness of Mr. Whitney,
Secretary of tho Navy, vary greatly. In
some of the dispatches it is stated that he is
a very sick man and may not be able to at
tend to his duties for several weeks, and
perhaps months. In other dispatches he is
reported to be improving so rapidly that he
will be in a condition to look after matters
in tho Navy Department very soon.
It seems rather strange that no mention
was made of his illness until the announce
ment was published that he was unable to
go to his oflice, and that his physician had
ordered him to give no attention whatever
to business.
Very conflicting stories as to the cause of
his sudden and rather alarming illness are
told. One is that he has overworked him
self, and that his devotion to his official
duties has almost destroyed his health.
Another story, however, is that his work,
as the head of the Navy Department, is not
by any means as exacting as some of his
friends would like to make it appear, and
that if he had nothing else to bother him he
would seldom suffer from sickness of any
kind.
The truth probably is that while Mr.
Whitney does not neglect his duties he eats
too many big dinners and docs not take
enough exercise. When he entered the
Cabinet it seemed to be understood that he
should be the conspicuous feature of the
social side of the administration. He has
an accomplished wife and plenty of money
and entertains admirably. Ever since he
has been in Washington he has been noted
for liis grand dinners and his great recep
tions. It is probable, therefore, that he Ims
taken into his stomach a great deal more
than was good for him, and is now paving
the penalty of his folly.
No doubt he will be able to go to Wash
ington and loos, after his office in a few
days. Of course he will have to continue
to play a leading part in the social world at
the capital, but if he could hire somebody
to eat his share of the big dinners which he
will give, and to which he will be invited,
his health probably would steadily improve.
Prince Kraiiotkine, the eccentric Russian
who spends his time between writing scien
tilic works and serving the State as a con
vict, is naturally much interested in the lute
of his fellow Anarchists, who stand in the
shadow of the gallows in Chicago. In a re
cent article he tells the friends of the con
demned men that in case they are executed,
the wreaking of vengeance upon the authori
ties would be justifiable. He doubtless looks
upon these fellows as martyrs, and in doing
so differs very greatly from the great body
of the people, who think the real martyrs
were the policemen who died while in the
performance of their duty.
The Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun mentions a current rumor
that Secretary Whitney’s sudden relinquish
ment of his duties as head of the Navy De
partment may be final. No reason i given
lor such action. It is to be hoped that the
rumor is unfounded, as perhaps no member
f Mr. Cleveland’s Cabinet has had more
important duties to iierform, or lias met
public expectation more fully.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1887.
i
Gone for Good.
The reward of >IOO offered for the re<-np
tmv of John Walsh lias not been claimed.
There is no probability that it ever will be.
John Walsh did not linger long around
Augusta after lie escaped from the convict
camp near that city. Doubtless lie was
well provided with Hie necessary means for
making his escape to a safe locality.
John Walsh shot to death an inoffensive
old man, Mr. Dawson, who was clerk of the
Marshall House, and a soft-hearted Jury sent
him to the penitentiary lor life, instead of
inflicting upon him the full penalty of the
law.
He was sent to the convict, camp and
must have been permitted a great deal of
freedom there. If he had bieu guarded
carefully the chances are that, he would be
there yet.
There is good reason for thinking that
Walsh expected to escape. Early in the
summer it was reported in this city that lie
hail escaped. The Governor was asked if
the report were true, and, on July 19, he re
plied that it was not. On Aug. 19, however,
Walsh did escape, and notwithstanding the
paltry reward off 190, offered by the lessees,
in whose keeping he was, nothing has been
heard of him since by the prison authori
ties.
Wtiat is to be said of a convict system
that produces such results? Is it to be won
dered at that citizens become indifferent
about the prosecution of thieves and intir
deiers? Is it strange thut when a heinous
crime is committed the exasperated people
resort to lynch law?
An extraordinary effort was made to con
vict Walsh. There was no question about
liis guilt. The only question was whet her
there was backbone enough in the commu
nity to convict a white man of murder.
The Solicitor-General did his duty so well
and so ably that he v, as commended on every
side, but he did not succeed in getting the
kind of a verdict that he sought. The com
munity rejoiced, however, that justice had
not been wholly defeated But there would
have been no rejoicing if it had
been known how great the chances for es
cape from the convict camp were. The
camp proved to be only a sort of resting
place on the way to freedom.
What has the State done to find this man
who was under a life sentence? Nothing,
unless the reward of SIOO offered by the
lessees is regarded as the act of the State.
The man who startled and arouse* 1 this com
munity by his terrible and unprovoked
crime is free, and the time and money spent
in convicting him were virtually wasted.
Is it remarkable, therefore, that the people
ol Georgia find fault with their conviet sys
tem? Its abuses horrify them, and its
shortcomings excite their indignation.
The South and Southern Capital.
A great deal of Northern capital is find
ing its way into the South, but the amount
of it is not so large us the public have been
led to believ >. In nearly all the towns in
the Southern States which have had a rapid
growth within the last few years the great
majority of the investor have been South
ern men, and tho capital they have con
trolled has been either their own or that of
companies or organizations composed of
Southerners.
Mr. Samuel Noble, the chief owner of
Anniston, Ala., said a few days ago that
it was surprising how many securities had
remained locked in strong boxes in the
olden Southern towns until the building
boom struck the new Southern towns,
Many of these securities were held before
the war by the same families who held
them until a few years ago. Hundreds of
thousands of dollars worth of Centra! rail
road stock, for instance, was placed upon
the market a year ago, when it went a long
wa v above par, by those who had owned it
for a quarter of a century or more.
According to Mr. Noble these strong
boxes of families have furnished
the most of the money to build Birming
ham, Bessemer and other Southern towns
which have enjoyed such marvelous pros
perity within the last few \ ears.
The South’s industries are becoming more
and more diversified, and where this chang
ing condition of affairs is the most marked
there the indications of prosperity are
greatest. Even the farmers are begin
ning to appreciate the advantage there
is in diversified crops. Twenty years ago
there was no thought of making a hay crop
anywhere in the cotton belt. Excellent hay
is now made in the vicinity of this city aud
in Florida. Doubtless the same is true with
respect to other parts of the cotton-growing
section; and no doubt hay pays a larger
profit than cotton.
The Paper Towns.
On his return from the West, a week c
so ago, Mr. Chauncey M. Depew said that
the wild cat real estate schemes to which
his attention was callod frequently along
the route he traveled were certain, in tiie
near future, to be productive of a plentiful
crop of curses and tears. The men who
engineer the schemes are happy, and they
have good reason to be, but those who pul
their money in the lots of paper towns are
certain, in many instances, to go to bed sup
perless some of these days.
A gentleman in this city, who had lately
returned from u sale of lots in one of the
well boomed paper towns, said, a day or
two ago, that the scene he witnessed at that
sale —it was in a Southern State— surpassed
anything of the kind he had ever before
seen. The crowd present was large
and excited. The bidding was lively
and the prices obtained were excellent.
Some of the purchasers had come on
foot from adjacent settlements, and others
in palace cars from far distant points.
All felt certain that money was to be made
out of the lots. They stood in the deep
clay mud under the stunted oaks, the water
from whose dripping leaves cooled their
heated brows, biddiug against each other
with an eagerness of manner which indi
cated that they were afraid that somebody
would wrest from them a fortune which
they regarded as almost within their grasp.
Some of these balloon towns may come to
something, but the investors in most of
them will never get their money back. The
managers of them are shrewd and capable.
They understand their business thoroughly.
The investors, however, make their pur
chases with their eyes open. They have a
ehanoe to see all there is to be seen. If they
are deceived they have only themselves to
blame. *
The great Vermont marble pool is about
to go to pieces. As is usually the case, the
larger producers were unwilling to give the
smaller a fair proportion of the mutual
earnings. Not content, w ith squeezing the
public, they want to cheat each other.
The registration in New York is 2,835 less
than last year, and the falling off is niustly
in the four Assembly districts which gave a
majority to George over Hewitt. This
looks discouraging for the laud agitator.
CURRENT COMMENT.
What Forakor May Have to Eat.
From the Philadelphia F.crord ( Dem .)
Foiaker is pinning liis Jeff Haris love ditties
to eveiy sour-appte tree in Ohio; anil, because
o sneh Ingrafting, ho may. by and by. have to
eat a parcel of So Join apples, as n donkey eats
thistles.
The Financial i kies Clear.
From the Chicago .Un i' (Hep.)
Cash is flowing back from the great West and
South toward tbe fiscal centres- uud the strin
gency in the lummy markets m b-ing i-elieved.
lloi for the menace oi a leaden stock market
aud tbe anticipated, but still unfelt danger of
collapse of divers real estate booms the finan
cial skies would be uncommonly clear. 0
A Protest Against the Way Gordon is
Treated.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem.)
Trt 1872, one Horsce Greeley, candidate for tbe
Presidency ol' tbe Culled htates. and who. in ca
pacity as journalist, bu 1 probably written tie ire
bitterly about tbe South than any other of our
disunginshed men. passed down toward the I lulf
delivering a senes o’ speeches in behalf of his
own cause. Everywhere he was received with
great courtesy mi l listened to attentively and
with respect Thai was at a period wuen the
war feeling was still prevalent Now a quarter
of a century lias intervened. But when South
ern speakers come to us they seem to be black
guarded by a partisan press. Is it that there is
no decency north of Mason and Dixon s liue?
BRIGHT BITS.
A sportsman who can’t bag anythin* else can
bag his trousers by crawling on his bauds and
knees behind fences— -Vetc Haven Sews.
A Georgia farmer made SIOO off an acre
planted in watermelons, and a neighboring doc
tor made S2OO off tbe same acre..—Post-Dis
patch.
In Turkey a man is allowed to have four
wives, but one of the consequences is that he
has to take his shoes off under the gas light
away down at the corner of the street.—Corner
vitle Journal.
Blobson Von never saw such n devoted
tat her ns Dunipsey. He just swears by bis
hdifren.
Popinjay—How different from Bigsby! He
just swears at his.— Burlington Free-Press.
"There are five gold dollars,” said old Hearty
to his young grandson, “one for each of your
birthdays. What more could a little shaver
like you wish? ’
“Only that 1 was as old as you, grandpa,” re
plied the young iliiam-ier. - - Judge.
"Now, Mary Ann. ' said tho teacher, address
ing the foremost of the class in mythology,
"who was it supported the world on his shoul
ders?”
"it was Atlas, ma'am.'
"And who supported Atlas?”
“The book doesn't say, but I guess his wife
supported him.—l hirayo Sunday National.
“Pa, won't you give me anew dress! I want
one so much.”
"i ll speak to your mother about it.”
The child's w istful expression was turned into
disappointment.
"Surely, mamma will know if its necessary."
"Yes,” replied (lie cuild, demurely: "I sup
[xise so. But when you speak to her touch her
easy, para, or she might want one for herself."—
Exchaiu e.
Oh, these womeii! A hrakeman on a railway
exacted from his wife that she would always
signal from a particular window of their little
house as his train went by, and ever since he
has always seen the fluttering kerchief. But
the other day the train happened to run by
slowly, and lie saw—a dummy in a familiar
gown, leaning against the window casing, with
a dish-cloth pinned to its sleeve!— Yonkers
Statesman.
"Oh. I’m almost tired to death!”
"Why. where have you been!"
"Been into Lutestring's, trying to match my
black- silk. They've got the sauciest gills there
I ever saw "
"I know it."
"The girl that waited upon me almost set me
wild She was polite enough, Lord knows, and
so patient, you know. But she couldn’t fool
me. I know well enough she was mad enough
inside, the deceitful creature! I wonder why
Lutestring has such people in his store."— Pos
ton Transcript
He Knew Br.—“ Well," he remarked, as he met
a Woodward avenue grocer, "so poor H. has
gone to the wall."
“You don't tell me!'’
“Yes; he can't pay ten cents on the dollar."
“It surprises me, and yet it doesn't. I saw a
little transaction five years ago which satisfied
me that he would eventually bring up with a
sudden jerk.”
"What was that?"
"Way. lie bought a horse right here in front
of my store without even asking me to look at
the annual's teeth and tell his age.—Detroit
Free Press.
Uses of Boys.— First Omaha Florist — Young
De Pink is a slow payer, isn't he?
Second Florist— Last week be )>ayed up the
bill be owed me and made all sorts of apologies;
said he had forgotten all about.
"Eh? Did you sue?"
“No; the last time he ordered a bouqet sent
to his girl I made out an itemized bill for the
past throe years, giving the address each bou
quet went to.”
“Yes.”
"Well, the boy made a mistake and delivered
the bouquet to De Pink and the bill to the girl.—
Omaha World.
Levi Vnnt any vine, elegant suspenders to
day? Somethings vat vill throw oudt der chest,
hold up der bants, ami keep you in der vay you
should go?
Impecunious Scribe—Get out of this! I’m hard
enough strapped already without any assistance
from you.
Levi—Ah. yah, I see' You suspended pay
ment! Then duke those to brace up vith. I’d
let—
Hut just here a pair of woarv shears cut
short the thread of Levi's remarks, and he
concluded to suspend business himself for the
rest of the day.— Charlestown Entei-prise.
PERSONAL.
Perry Belmont is called Patrick by the Eng
lish papers and he very strongly objects.
Sig. Campanini says that he lias been farming
on bis little estate near Milan for the last two
years.
John Russell Young, it is said, has returned
to (he New York Herald, and is writing for the
editorial page.
li.g i ion. k Majesty is now hard at work
pracuc ng archery, a accessary portion of the
education of Celestial rulers.
Senator Mokrill's health, which was poor
when Congress adjourned, has been fully re
stored by five mouths in the Vermont hills.
George Fp.ancis Train has given up liis revo
lutionary crusade, and is preaching the doctrine
of tiie Turkish bath to reporters in Kansas City
and Omaha
Presumin' Chary, who recently placed his
class flag on the spire of Bowdoiu College Chap
el is a i.-nredvi of Congressman Cilley, who
who lost his life in a duel.
Prig. Maria Mitchell, on commencement
day ai Vassal-, giv-s a breakfast purty in the
dome ol her observatory. After breakfast come
poems, sonnets aud epigrams.
M. Wilson, son-in-law of I ’resident Orevy,
has aged ten years in appearance during his
present trouble. His auburn hair and beard
have in the short time become tinged with
gray-
Lord Randolph ('Himcmi-r. does not contem
template a trip to Canada, as was reported, hut
lie and his wife will visit Lady Randolph's
father, Leonard Jerome, in New York, during
November.
Anton von Werner is painting a picture of
Kaiser Wilhelm ut the age of 90, sitting sur
rounded by his family. It is to lie a Jubilee
present to Queen Victoria from the Germans
resident in England.
A Dakota bachelor succeeded in Vetting his
ltnly love out of her father’s house, but be was
arrested when lie stole back after her clothing,
and was committed to jail by the Justice of the
Peace whom he had retained to marry him.
Princess Olympia Hariativhki. whose gowns
are the talk and wonder of all feminine Paris,
is one of the Czar’s confidential emissaries
to crowned heads. It is said that she is now
entrusted with a private mission to Emperor
William.
The Duke of Grafton is in feeble health. His
eldest son and heir, the Earl of Euston, was
married some years ago to a woman of the
town, from whom iu* has in vain endeavored to
obtain a divorce. The future Duchess is now
living with a low betting man.
Cardinal Gibbons passed through El Pase,
Tex . on Saturday en rente from California to
bis Baltimore home, lie was called upon by
leading Catholics on both sides of the Rio
Grande, ami was much affected by the exhibi
tion of religious deiotiou anil fealty.
Mrs. Mi lock-Craik was a conspicuous advo
cate of the legalization In England, of marriage
with a deceased w ife’s sister, in order that the
law might be uniform at home and in the Colo
nies, and not long before her death she offered,
iu promotion of this reform toiniseue her "Han
nah," with anew preface dealing with the ques
tion.
HE HAD AN ITEM.
Why Some Men Do Not Get Their
Stories Into Newspapers.
From the St. Lou is Republican.
“Say. mister, I want you to do them fellows
up," said an excited looking young gentleman
who strode into the Republican office at an
early hour this morning.
“What fellows?' he was asked.
“These policemensaid he, “who go around
breaking in neopie'saloors with sledge hammers
for nothing. '*
Then lie went on to narrate a harrowing story
of devastation, the main features of which were
that a party of inno ent young men were in the
haoit of congregating in a room over Robinson,
the tailor, at No. 600 Pine street, where they
never thought of playing p>lfer. but occasional
ly indulged 1n a little game of whist for the in
significant stake of $1 a corner. According to
his statement there was no game even of this
character going on last night, the room being
empty, with the door closed, but not locked.
This te-ing the case, a force of ten policemen
with sledge hammers pounded the door in with
out even trying the bolt. Of course they found
no one in and looked very sheepish over their
bad luck.
“Now’, v. ill you put that in?" said he.
“Certainly/' lie was answered. “Just give
me your name?"
Tf is he did promptly, and it was written out
in plain view.
“Say, but I ain't the feller who runs that
thing, f don't rent the room. I just come
around here to see you for a friend."
“Well, who does run it?*'
Again a prompt response with a very nice
sounding name, which was also written out for
him.
“All right now," said the reporter. “The item
goes."
The fiery manner of the young man had grad
ually undergone a change, as the two names
stared up at him from the sheet of white paper,
and after fidgeting awhile as if something was
wrong he leaned forward and said timidly, as if
afr *id someone would hear him—
“ Say, you ain't g an' to put them names in.
are you?"
“We have to have some authority for our
statements, you know."
“Yes. but that’s my real name,''said he, with
the accent strongly on the real.
“So much the better; we will know who we
are depending on."
“Yes; but, (> Lordy, I*ll lose a seventy-five
dollar job if some people know' l was up there.”
“Well, but we can't do them up without au
thority."
By this time the young man was humid with
perspiration, and he said, pleadingly, as he rose
to go:
"Just leave out that whole blamed item, now',
won’t you? I don't want no trouble."
A Romance of the Grip-Car.
From the Chicago Mail.
You have seen and heard of the grip-car —how
ungainly it looks and how death-dealing it ap
pears You wouldn't suppose that there was any
romance connected with the grip-car. I boarded
one going south (he other evening and turned
up my coat collar to face the blast. I soon had
my attention called to a woman who occupied a
seat to the right of the driver. I also noticed
very soon thereafter that whenever the driver
threw down one of his levers as he straightened
himself the woman said something to
him and that he answered her.
They w r ere very attentive one to the
other until the train reached a certain intersec
tion, where the woman got off But before she
did so she held up her mouth, and the driver
kissed her. I found out in my own way that
this was that driver's sweetheart That
his hours of work interfered with his courting
her as the young society man courts his inamo
rata That for him there was no lingering at
the gate, and that she came out to meet him on
his car, and took a ride with him as I have de
scribed. I would like to put that sort <f love
against some kinds that I have heard of. 1
would like to make a small wager that it won't
culminate some years later in a divorce court.
A Dead Albatross Brings News of a
Wreck to Australia.
From the London Telegraph.
The French Foreign Office has information
from the Governor of West Australia relative to
the wreck of a I-Yi nch vessel on Orozet Island.
of a shipwreck reached Australia
in a peculiar manner. A dead albatross
was found on the coast of Freemantle some
months ago with a tin plate tied around his
neck, on which were inscribed the words written
in French: “Thirteen shipwrecked persons have
taken refuge on Crozet Island, Aug. 4, 1887."
The Governor, to whom the bird w. s brought,
telegraphed immediately to the Admiral at Syd
ney. li is believed ibat the shipwrecked jht
sons are the crew of the three-masted vessel Ta
inaris of Bordeaux, belonging to Bordes & Son.
She left that port last December for Nouma,
and has not since been heard of. Her crew
were thirteen in number.
The L’rozet and Marion Islands are situated to
the southeast of the Cape of Good Hope in 48°
of longitude and 4(3° of latitude They abound
with game and fish are plentiful on the coasts,
so that the sailors will scarcely have much suf
fering to undergo from hunger. The poor alba
tross had winged its flight over 2.000 miles of
ocean in order to deliver its message at Free
mantle.
Just Ons for a Sample.
From the Chicago Herald.
"Have you a Faber S B?” asked a seedy young*
raan in a Madison street store where artists’
materials are sold.
“Yes; single lead or a box?”
“Let me try a lead. ''
The clerk produces the costliest movable black
lead that is manufactured, the v isitor inserts it
in h‘S pencil, screws it so that the lead is
clamped, and then writes, as if to test the quali
ty of the Either.
“What do von get for these by the box?”
“Sixty cents.”
“How much per gross?”
“Fourteen dollars and forty cents, with 15 per
cent, off.”
“Can you have them ready for me in an
hour?”
“Certainly.”
“All right, I*ll cull for them.”
He. is out of hearing before the clerk remem
bers that the movable lead which was inserted
in the pencil for a trial went off tvith the seedy
young man. This is the newest trick.
A Technical Point.
From the 7’/m odo Tribune.
“I have called in. sir,' said a stranger to the
red-headed editor of a Missouri paper, “to tcli
yon that your reporter, whose name I think i,
Hillus, is a measly dog.”
The editor came out from behind his desk,
kicked the visitor out of doors and across tile
sidewalk, and went back to his work with the
remark that no man could talk about a brother
of his in t hat style.
“Mr. Billits.** said a man who enme in a few
minutes later, “have you a brother that does re
porting for your paper ?”
‘•Yes, sir. replied the editor.
“Well, sir, 1 am sorry to say it, but my opinion
is that he's a villain, a scoundrel, and a coward y
sneak.”
“You're right, sir,” was the reply. “I agree
with you perfectly. I kicked that other fellow
out," the editor explained to a bystander, “on a
technical point. Ills remark reflected upon the
parentage of the family.”
How Grant Gained a Victory.
From Hamper's for November.
It being the fashion nowadays to relate inci
dents of ihe great war. J venture to repeat one
told by Col. H , an officer as rental kabie for
the fertility of his imagination as for Ids great
military sagacity. He usually introduced his
story to any group of gentlemen whom lie
sought to inter st, by the query: “Hid you ever
know what was the turning-point at the liattie
of ?” On receiving a negative reply he
would explain as follows: “Right in the middle
of that battle Gen. Grant came riding np to me
on the field, looking more perplexed than 1 bail
ever seen him appear to I>e before ‘Oh. Char
ley,’ said he to me. ‘what shall I do? The day
is going against me: ail is lost. What shall 1
do?' I looked at him a minute ‘Why, Lis,* said
1 ‘don't you know?’ He declared he didn't. I
smiled. ‘Oh, Charley,'said be, ‘help me out of
this?' Then I told him to move up his centre,
deploy his right, and strike the enemy hard on
his left wing. Lis did it, and the battle was
won.”
Indian Summer.
From the Century for November.
As frosty Age renews the early tire
Whose eager flame in liazy warmth appear*,
And brings again, across the shadowy rear*,
The vanished dreams that kindle and inspire;
As time repeats the hour of youug desire
In sinoother laughter and more tranquil (ears,
And childish pleasures mixed with needless
fears
Stir through the pulses of the withered sire
So when November, sharp with frost and sleet
And moaning winds about the rocky height.
Has reaped the shining forest to his hand,
Thecbarui of Spring returns in mellower heat,
To veil the leafless hills with purple light
And brood In peace above the naked land.
Gov. Oolkhby. of Illinois, began his career as
a carpenter at $1 50 a dnv. After he had
worked for some time at the liench he made a
strike for the bar. After practicing law for
awhile he fought in the Mexican war and was
oue of the California geld diggers of ’4. When
he came back from digging gold he entered the
political arena, and has been three times elected
Governor ot Illinois.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria, is to
have a little jubilee of bis own next year. He
has kept a throne down lor forty years.
During a period of two months nenHy $5,000
worth of horses and carriages have been stolen
within a radius of 15 miles from the Dover (X,
H.) City Hall.
Glanders has attacked a son of Representa
tive Pierce, of the Illinois Legislature, the infec
tion having been communicated by a sore on
one of the minds of the young man.
The engagement of Mr. Brown and Mollie
Garfield, it is now said, is not broken, and the
going abroad of the latter had nothing to do
with it. They will be married next summer.
A New York thief, who followed and ab
stracted from an express wagon a valuable
package the other day at Cleveland. 0., was
Killed a few moments later by a locomotive, in
tront of which he attempted to cross.
A newspaper correspondent traveling on the
Pacific coast notes the curious fact that the
stronghold of prohibition sentiment in Wash
ington Territory is found in the hop-growing
district between Lacoma and the# Cascade
mountains.
Several months ago a fire broke out in the
workings of a colliery near Pottsville, Pa. Two
or three days later Eddie Ferguson, the 16 year
old son of the superintendent, broke through
the shallow crust. The skeleton of the lad has
now been discovered, lying full length and face
downward.
St. Louis has decided to adopt the electric
motor for three of its street-railways. A com
mission was sent on to Philadelphia and New
York, which reported that the experiments wit
nessed were entirely satisfactory. The mem
bers have made up tileir minds that electricity
is the coming motive power.
Prof. F. E. Boynton says that a region of
country twenty miles in diameter, where North
Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia come to
gether, “contains more interesting and rare
u'ants than can lie found in any spot in the
United States occupying the same urea.” He
calls the district “a botanical bonanza."
D. M. Spinney, of Anniston, Ala., has a
horned snake which he killed while out hunting.
There were two of them, not over a foot apart,
and when Mr. Spinney first discovered them
they appeared in the act of springing at him.
Thev were about one foot long with a hard horn
on the end of their tails, which is their weapon
of defense They have been known to kill small
trees by goring ttieir horns through the bark.
This species is also known as the hoop snake.
Says the Danville Commercial: “One of
Charles Adair's favorite hens choked to death
the other day in a mysterious manner and he
determined to investigate the matter by a post
mortem examination, which disclosed the fact
that the had died from suffocation caused by a
large lump of chewing gum becoming lodged in
the wind-pipe in such a way as to cut off the
necessary amount of atmosphere to keep a
healthy hen in good health. This is a sad warn
ing to young ladies who chew' gum. To old
maids it will make no difference—they can't be
choked off."
S. D. Smolianinoff. a Russian inventor and
scientist who claims to have discovered a
method of firing nitro glycerine from common
shells and common guns, has a permit from
the War and Navy authorities to make experi
ments at Newport, using government guns and
shells. His secret lies in rendering the nitro
glycerine perfectly inert to concussion or to
detonation by heat. Furthermore, he claims to
be able to explode lhs shell at any point or after
penetration. He will conduct experiments at
the torpedo station, after which he proposes to
illustrate his idea in all the countries of
Europe.
A well-known belle of New Orleans has a
passion for Brazilian bugs, which are supposed
to live on air. She wears them in her hair and
about her dress, not only In pr.vate but in pub
lic. Sometimes, when in a hurry to get home,
she will patronize tne Democratic street car,
where she is the observed of all the passengers
on account of the bugs crawling over her gar
ments. These bugs do not roam at will; they
can go a certain distance and no farther, for
they are held by’ a fine gold chain, which is
pinnPd to her dress. Some years ago this was a
popular freak of fashion, and there is a possi
bility of its being revived.
Of all the reflex celebrities, the man who
looks or thinks he looks like the late President
Arthur, and w ho travels on the strength of such
resemblance, is the most complacent. He is
large and florid, and he wears his whiskers and
moustache after the manner of the late Presi
dent. He made quite h reputation in Broadway
saloons and cafes while the late Gen. Arthur
was alive, and on the death of that distinguished
and amiable gentleman he had the good taste to
stay under cover for a month or two. Now’,
however, he is abroad again, posing as a hero of
a chance resemblance, and smiling when he is
alluded to as the “ghost."
The suddenness with which lightning rods
have fallen into disuse is rather a curious fact.
A few’ years since every’ business house and pri
vate residence was bristling with rods and points,
while the lightning-rod agent was the most in
tolerable* nuisance that ever Imposed upon the
public. It was formerly thought that the rod
w’as a genuine protection to houses, and for
years people labored under this delusion. But
the fact is that the rod is not a necessity, and is
oftentimes a source of positive danger. A resi
dence or business house is just about as safe in
a storm without a rod as with one, and the peo
ple of tills generation have learned this fact.
About four months ago Mrs. Settles, the wife
of Andrew Settles, a farmer living near Lathmp,
Mo., was in the garden at work with her son. a
loy about 14 years of age. Two snakes were
noticed fighting, and Mr*. Settles commanded
her son to kill them, which the boy dH. mash
ing their heads with a lice. Mrs. Settles witched
the fight and the killing of the snakes with in
terest, and one week ago she gave birth to
tw ins. Both of them have flattened heads like
a snake and had to be separated on account of
their hostility to each other. The family bad
intended to keep the matter from the newspa
pers, and nothing has been said of it up to this
time.
English treasury officials are considering the
request from the Astronomical Society for a
grant to enable England to take part in the
grand project, first proposed at the last astro
nomical congress in Paris, of making a complete
photographic map of the heavens by appliun cs
now perfected. It is believed that several mil
lion stars could be photographed. France and
Au-tria bave already made grants for the pur
pose, mid it is expected that Russia ami Ger
many will also join. England's aid is specially
ne*-d *d for the use of the observatory at the
('ate of Good Hope and the one which is to be
built in New Zealand. It is said that the United
States will also tie invited to join. The phot#
graphic telescope to be used costs about
SIO,OOO.
Wnr.s the politicians return from Albany or
Saratoga special preparation is made for their
reception at a big saloon across the way from
the exit at the Grand Central depot. The free
lunch counter is made marvelously attractive
and an extra stock of liquor is put'iu. Politi
cians know it as the Travelers' Recuperator.
When the politicians are to go out similar prep
arations are made in an khe.r barroom on the
Vanderbilt avenue side of the Hudson Rivir
station. This place is in ihe rear of a grocery
store, and is known only to too initiated There
is no style there, but there is rivalry wiib t e
Travelers' Recuperator for the praises f cus
tomers for the liquor and lunch. This place is
known as the Travelers’ Fortifier. Every poli
tician has been there.
It is an interesting fact, shown by the immi
gration statistics just issued at Washington,Unit
immigration from Bohemia and Hungary, and
from Poland, has been steadily decreasing for
the current year. For the month of September
there was a falling off as cornua red with Septem
ber. 18W, in Bohemian and Hungarian immigra
tion of kit. For tie nine montns ending sept
.to, there was a falling off of 2,989. In immigra
tion from Poland the falling off for the mouth
was a JO, and for the nine months 1 .102. In the
case of all other count ties there lias been an in
crease. England and Wales taking the lead with
an increase tor the nine months of 20 UNO
Sweden and Norway follow.with an increase for
the same pelt'd of 19,607, Ireland with one of
18,096, and Italy with one of 17.049.
Just west of the Wilson creek bridge, on the
Billingsly farm, near Aurora, Ind., is a huge
gravel bank that for the last half century has
been used by the county and the various road
superintendents to get all their needed supply
of gravel for public highways, etc . and a very
large excavation has beeu made into the hill
side fronting the river. A few days ago while
digging gravel as usual, the workmen found
buried in the bank, at a depth of 18 feet from
the surface, two twelve pound shells and one
six-Douud shot. The shells are a foot in length
and weigh, with the substance that has cor
roded to them, fourteen pounds each. The only
explanation of how those heavy missiles of war
wh * re f ond is that during the war of
1812 Gen. Laughery engaged in a skirmish with
the enemy In this vicinity, in which two men
were killed near the creek, and the tradition
descended from the pioneers asserts that some
cannonading was done from the opposite range
ot Kentucky hills, and the strange balls now
unearthed were then tired into the bank
BAKING POWDER.
Its superior excellence proven in millions of
homes for m< ,rc i hanu quarter of a century It i,
used by the United gtnres Govern meal In
dorsed by the beads of the Great Universities u
the Strongest. Purest am! most Ileal! hful Dr
Price's the only Bakin? Powder that dot* not
contain Ammonia, I.itne or Alum. Sold only in
Cana.
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO
yew mm _ omi Aoo. st. mm
DRY GOODS, ETC.
Extraordinary Inducements
IN’
Black Dress Silks
FOB THIS WEEK:
Elegant Black Gros-Grain Silk, Cashmere
finish, worth SI 85, at 98c.
Extraordinary Rich Black Surah Silk, worth
$1 35, at 99c.
Handsome Black Satin Duchesse,worth Si 37W,
at 97Wc.
Rich Black Silk Rhadame, worth $1 50, at
31 29
Black Gros-Grain Silk, rich satin finish,
worth 81 50, at $1 23.
Black Satin Marvelleux. heavy quality and
rich lustre, worth Si 75 at $1 46.
COLORED SURAH SILKS
Fine quality Surah Silks, in dark and delicate
evening tints, worth $1 25. at 96c.
Priestley's Fine Silk Warp Henrietta Cloths.
Priestley's Silk Warp Nun's Veilings, from
75c. to $2 a yard, suitable for mourning veils.
We also carry complete lines of Cashmeres*
Crapes and all the staple and fancy weaves in
new mourning fabrics.
SPECIAL.
All Wool French Cashmeres, in blue and jet
black at 49c., 59c. and 71c., worth 65c., 75c. and
85c.
CROHAN & DOONER,
Successors to B. F. McKENNA & CO.,
137 BROUGHTON ST.
ZON WEISS CREAM.
ZONWEi's^'
FOR THE TEETH
Is marie, from New Materials, contains no Acid*,
Hard Grit , or injurious mailer
It is Pubs, Kbi-ined. Pxbfsct.
Notuinq Lies It Ever Known.
From Senator Coggeshnll.—“ltakeplc
ore In recommending gouweias on account of lit
efficacy and purity.”
From Mrs. Gen. I.ogan’s Dentist. Dr.
E. Js. Carroll, Washington, 1). C.—*‘l have had
Eon weiss analyzed. 11 la the most perfect deatl
trice I have ever seen.”
From Hon. t han. P. Johnson. Ex. T.t.
Gov. of Mo.— ‘Zonwel-M cleanses the, teeth thor
oughly, Is dwterte, comenlem. very pleasant, and
leaves no after taste. Sold by all druggists.
Price, 35 cents.
Johnson & Johnson, 23 Cedar St., N.Y.
t 1 *; --..J., 1 , 1
For sale by LIPPMAN BROS., Lippman’B
Block, Savannah.
SHOES.
We are the acrenfft for the
JAKES MEANS
$4 SHOE
and tin
JAMES MEANS
SHOE.
MR ANS *4 SHO*
nndfrfvlfoh. It fits like a
'Tig, and RFOriRKS
* BjiKAKING
rfectly eaay the first tim* *
n. It wli? natinfV the moil
lout. JAMES JVIXANS
SHOE it absolutely tht
inir shoe of Its price whlcr
lias ever been placed ci
V, tontively on the market
' i in which durability
befi U
Ash fbr the James H^cTySM^^nl'e.
Meant $2 shoe fur Boys <:IJ rd
>ur Store ami try on a pair of these Shoe*
A. S. IS ICHOLa,
188 BROUGHTON STREET. SAVANNAH
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
-A.- 33- ECULL,
Wholesale Grocer,
Flour, Hay, Grain and Provision Dealer.
I7RESH MEAL and GRITS in white sacks.
Mill stuffs of all kinds.
Georgia raised SPANISH PEANUTS, also
COW PEAS, every variety.
Choice Texas Red Hum croof Oats.
Spocial prices car load lota HAY and GRAIN.
Prompt attention given all orders and satis*
faction guaranteed.
OFFICE, r> ABF.RCORN STREET.
WAREHOUSE, No. 4 WADLEY STREET, on
line Central Railroad.
FRESH BULBS.
Hyacinths, tulips, crocus, snow
DROPS and JONQUILS.
Also PANSY and VIOLET SEED.
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