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MONDAY, NOVEMBER SI, 1887.
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INDEX TO NjWJDYEETISEMEm
Meetings—Clinton Lodge No. 54, F, A. M.;
DeKalb I/dge No. 9, I. O. O. F.; Railroad Loan
Association.
Special Notice-As to Claims Against the
Estate of the Late W. P. Owens.
Amusements —"The Devil's Auction" at the
Theatre.
A Cakriaoe Spoke— Sa'omon Cohen.
t.RAis, Hay, etc.— T. J. Davis * Cos.
Steamship Schedule— Geueral Transatlantic
Übmpany.
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed; Lost; Boarding; Miscellaneous.
Western Meat and Produce Exchange—
Adams A Fleming.
Congress will meet in December and the
chances are that it will remain in session
until August. In that time it ought to pass
a satisfactory river and harbor bill.
Judge Holman thinks that the House will
be able to agree upon •‘a compromise bill
that will cut down the revenues about
$90,000,000.” It is to be hoped that the
revenues will be reduced, but no compro
mise should be agreed to that makes whisky
tree.
Louis Li’gg, the Chicago Anarchist in
his autobiography, just published, says his
father worked in a lumber yard, and his
mother helped along things by running a
laundry. Louis, however, never exhibited a
desire to become a “slave” as he termed his
parents
The Briti-h members of the commission
to settle the fisheries dispute occupy thirty
seven rooms at the Arlington Hotel in
Washington. If they pay the regular rates
•f that hotel the British government will
have to estimate for a deficiency in its next
budget.
The Royal Yacht Club, of which James
Bell, the owner of the Thistle, is Vice Presi
dent, has withdrawn its challenge for the
America’s cup on the ground that the re
vised deed of gift is “unjust and unsports
manlike.” Does this indicate that there
will be no international yacht race next
year?
Mr. Carlisle says that the prospect of
passing some kind of a tariff bill during the
present Congress is better now than it has
been since the days of theTarifl Commission.
It is certainly time it was doing something
toward reducing the revenues. At the rate
at which the surplus is accumulating all the
money in the country will soon be locked
np in the Treasury.
The fact that the great ocean steamships,
which ply botween New York and European
jmrts, do not carry enough boats to hold
more than half their usual complement of
passengers is exciting comment. In the
•vent of an accident in midocean that
would necessitate the leaving of the ship,
only a comparatively few li .es could be
saved. Human lives are of little account
in comparison with gold.
There is some talk of bringing Roscoe
Conkling to the front as the Republican
candidate for President. It is talk, how
ever, that will come to nothing. Mr. Conk
ling has many strong friends in New York,
but ho has also many strong enemies. It is
doubtful if he could poll as many votes in
that State as Blaine. It is becoming
more and more evident that the Repub
licans will have to accept defeat in 1883.
Mr. Wharton Baker, the head of the
syndicate which obtained the concessions
from China which were the talk of the
country a month or so ago, says that he is
still confident that the syndicate will get
all that was originally gran led it. The
impression appears to be very strong, how
ever, that the concessions have been can
celled because the Emperor would not con
firm what his Viceroy had done. This ends
another scheme that was to pour untold
wealth into the lap of its projectors.
It now appears that Jailer Folz and his
underlings in the Chicago jail, were not as
strict and wide awake in dealing with the
coudemned Anarchists as it would appear
was necessary. Liugg communicated regu
larly with his friends on the outside, by
sending the notes pinned to the articles of
clothing he sent out to be washed. It is now
thought the bombs found in his ceil were in
troduced there in the same manner. Jailer
Folz under oath told a different story from
(hat which he gave the Chicago newspaper
men.
John L Sullivan continues to lie the
great man in England. Buffalo Bill and
Blaine are forgotten. It is stated that the
Prince of Wales expressed a desire to see
the charunion punch somebody's head in a
friendly way as soon as possible, ami that
the champion sent him this message: “Write
to the Prince of Wales and tell him I’m too
busy to see him until after Nov. 80, but let
him hold on till then, and I’ll show him
something he never knew anything a I unit
l<fore.” It seems that the slugger isn't very
anxious to be patronized by the Prince.
Chauncev M. Depew favors restriction of
naturalization, and Mayor Hewitt thinks
meetings at which violent anarchistic
speeches are to be delivered should be pre
vented. The “Anarchist uprising,” as it
has Iwen termed, should not scarce the
American |ieoplo out of their senses. A
few crazy bomb-throwers and professional
agitators should not be considered of on rngh
importance to make it necessary to close the
gates on the oppressed of other countries.
Nor would the American people favor a
proposition to prevent people from meeting
to discuss grievances, whether real or
fancied. If the right of public meeting is
denied to Anarchists it can be to others.
The better way is to punish promptly those
who violate the law.
A Political Scheme.
The dependent pension bill which the
pension claim agents succeeded in getting
the last Congress to pass, and which the
President vetoed, is to bo introduce! into
this Congress. All the indications are that
en extraordinary effort is to be made by the
Republicans to pass it. The influences be
hind it now are stronger titan they were
during last Congress, and it is doubtless
the intention of those in charge of it to
nutke a great deal of political capital out
of it.
The bill will go to Congress indorsed by
about all the Grand Army poss in the coun
try. A great many Grand Army men aro op
posed to the bill, but they are in the minority
in about every post. It will, therefore, ap
pear as il the measure had the united support
of all the ex-Union soldiers.
The effort will be to get it passed during
the first session, so that if the President
vetoes it tho veto can be used against him
in the Presidential campaign. If it is found
impossible to do that, no opportunity will
be missed to have a vote taken upon it with
the expectation that the Democrats will vote
against it. If they should the Repu iicaus
will assert in the campaign that the Demo
cratic party is the enemy of ex-Union sol
diers.
While the pension claim agents and many
of those who expect to he benefited by it
want the bill to pass, it is evident that at
present it is intended to be an instru
ment to assist the Republican party to get
control of the government rather than the
means of distributing the surplus in the
Treasury among ex-Union soldiers.
Whether it will prove to be a potent instru
ment remains to be seen. There is a
pretty well founded suspicion that
the people now think that the pension
burden is about as big as they care about
carrying. It is certain that the press quite
generally commended the President's action
when he vetoed the dependent pension bill a
year or so ago, but it is impossible to pre
dict, with any degree of certainty, wbat the
Republican part of it would do if the bill
were vetoed on the eve of a Presidential
election.
Tho Supreme Court Vacancy.
Secretary Lamar is said to have assur
ances upon which he relies that, should his
name be sent to the Senate to fill the vacant
place on the Supreme Court bench, the
nomination would be promptly confirmed,
without reference to a committee. Tlie
New York 7'ribune prints this bit of news,
and meets it with an ably written but very
unfair editorial in opposition to Mr. Lamar’s
confirmation. It reviews his career, at
tempting to show that he sympathized with
the views of extreme States’ rights advo
cates, was active in organizing secession,
and in the Confederate service, and still be
lieves tbe Southern States acted within their
constitutional rights. A special grievance
is that Mr. Lamar, on the floor of the Sen
ate, once emphatically denied that Jefferson
Davis was a-traitor.
The position tbe Tribune takes, appa
rently, is that no man who believes in the
Stutc-s’ right of secession in 1801 can be
trusted to administer the law in 1887. It
refuses to believe that the settlement of a
great disputed question reached on the
battlefield can be accepted with entire hon
esty by the defeated party as final and ir
revocable, unless those who lost join with
the victors in denunciation of the princi
ples for which they fought and the men
who led them. Any man with extensive
knowledge of Southern sentiment knows
that a vast majority of the people are now
sincerely grateful that the Union was pre
served. They accept that result of the war,
not sullenly hut gladly. Their interests are
now all in the Union, not outside of it
It Ls very true that most Southern men,
with whom, perhaps, Secretary Lamar Is
included, believe that the war established
as law for all time an interpretation of the
constitution upon which the framors of that
instrument would not themselves have
agreed, but they recognize the fact that the
interpretation established by force of arms
was one contended for almost from the be
ginning. They still believe that in 1801 it
was at least an open question.
There is no good reason why a man hold
ing these views, competent in other re
spects, should not be made a member of the
Supreme Court. The Southern States are
supposed to stand on an equal footing with
other members of the Union, but the suppo
sition Ls false if a man who fairly represents
their people is proscribed because of his opin
ions on a question settled twenty-five years
ago. The objection urged against Mr. Lamar
would apply with almost equal force to
any Southern man of proper age and attain
ments to be a fit nominee for Supreme
Court Justice, and if it be effective with the
Senate, tho result will be the exclusion from
one of the co-ordinate branches of the gov
ernment for an indefinite period of almost
one-thinl of the country. We do not bc
lievo the people at large want any such
proscription.
The Tribune's article bristles with such
words as traitor, treason, rebel, rebellion,
etc., which in this connection have long
since lost their meaning. The application
of such epithets to several millions of its
fellow citizens may indicate that it Ls very
loval to the government, which no one
questions, but it leaves room for doubt
whether its patriotism is not limited by
geographical lines.
There is a 18-year old boy at Reading,
Pa., who is a fit companion for Jesse
Pomeroy, the hoy murderer of Mas-achu
setts. In a hat factory of that town a day
or two ago a number of girls were at work
in one of the rooms, when Jacob Hartman,
n boy employed in the same department,
turned from his work and said: “Girls,
1 am going to make you all kneel before me
at dinner time.” "Well, you’ll not make
me kneel,” said one of the girls. In an in
stant Hartman displayed a revolver and
discharged it, the ball striking Amandu
Briner, aged 15 years, m the right breast.
One of the bosses snatched the smoking
revolver out of young Hartman's hand, and
Miss Briner was carried into the office At,
last accounts the girl was still alive, but
was not expected to live. What sort of
punishment should be ineted out to the boy?
Hanging is too good for him.
Republican Congressmen who have ar
rived hi Washington are more cautious
about expressing their preferences for
President than they were when the last
Congress adjourned. Then they named a
half dozen of their leaders, any one of
whom they pretended to believe could beat
Mr. Cleveland. They are not naming any
body now who can beat Mr. Cleveland.
Senator Gorman, of Maryland, says that
both Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Blaine will be
nominated, and that the candidates for Vico
President on each ticket will be taken from
the West. Gorman is something of a poli
tician, and knows wbat lie is talking auoul.
TfIK MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. NOVEMBER 21, 1887.
Government in t he South.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat has long
been considered one of tho ablest Republican
journals in the West. It may be taken to
voice as far as any one journal may the
sentiment of its party. The following ex
tract from one of its recent edi orials, in
reply to , Southern editor's assertion that
tho whites must rule in tlie South, is in
teresting and important:
It is scarcely necessary to tell reading
people, whether in the South or tho North,
that the Republican party does not now de
sire, and never lias desired, black man's
government for any State. Theoretically
the United States, ns n whole and in its
parts, is neither a white man’s nor a black
man’s government, but a “government of
the people, by tne people, and for the
people.” Actually, however, it is a white
man’s government. It always has been and
always will be. In the nation, as a whole,
the white man Ls largely in the majority,
and, for reas< ms which will suggest them
selves to every thinking, reasonable per
son, must forever remain so. At the
time tlie last national census was taken the
negroes in several of the Southern States
nearly equaled the whites, and in Mississippi
and South Carolina exceeded ttm. That
was seven years ago. Three vear- hence,
when the next national enumeration is made,
it is altogether safe to say that the whites
will be hi the preponderance in numb-'rs in
the two States named, and he far in the lead
in every other State in the South. But even
iu the States in which the negroes were
more numerous than the whites there has
not, for the past dozen or more years, lieen
the slightest real reason to fear that a black
man’s government could be established. Of
course the pretense that such a thing would
lie possible now, even if every negro should
vote and have his ballot honestly counted, is
ludicrous. In the North, broadly speaking,
wealth ar.d intelligence are on the side of
the Republicans. In the South the reverse
is the fact. Wealth and intelligence, when
wielded wisely, will always prevail over
mere brute force. The negro, in most of
the purely Intellectual attributes, is the
white man’s inferior, and he will undoubt
edly remain so for centuries, if not forever.
For tULs reason, even if he should be as
numerous as the white, his influence in the
State must always be comparatively insig
nificant, if the white displays a moderate
amount, of political astuteness and tact.
It is gratifying that so important a Re
publican journal as the GloberDemocrat
should admit that this is and always will be
a white man’s government by right of supe
rior intelligence, as well as for the reason
that he has a greater stake in it. But it is
a slight mistake to say it has always been a
government of tliat kind, at least so far as
the South is concerned. The people here
remember a period which, though short, had
so many disagreeable incidents that when
they look back upon their political history
they see but few things in the quiet, unevent
ful years which intervene. Tiiere was not
then a white man’s government. It took
almost a revolution to bring that period to
a close in some of the States, and they will
be careful that another like it does not begin
soon.
When the Globe-Democrat says that
wealth and intelligence will always prevail
over mere brute force, it utters an axiomatic
truth, which has been better illustrated no
where than in the South. The white people
have seen plainly that they must stand to
gether, and the solid South is the outcome
of their intelligent action. If the Globe-
Democrat means, however, that the
whites could fall apart in politics and
still control the colored voters, and
through them the government, it is very
much mistaken. The colored voter is sus
ceptible to influence of a certain kind in local
contests between white men, and generally
votes without reference to the action of his
fellows; but when party lines are drawn it is
no use denying that the colored vote is practi
cally solid for the Republican candidate.
The colored voter is not open to argument
on this question. He is certain to vote with
the Republican party. He may not vote at
all —and vast numbers of them do not, for
various reasons—but he would be looked
upon as a traitor by his race if he should
vote the Democratic ticket. This is, per
haps, a very unfortunate and mistaken po
sition for him to occupy, as he is in the mi
nority, and it deprives him of all political
influence, but at least the Republicans can
not criticise his almost pathetic faithful
ness, however much it may weaken them.
In a homogeneous community wealth and
Intelligence will control, in the way meant
by the Globe-Democrat, by thoir moral in
fluence. Every man stands upon the same
social footing, and is open to thoir influence.
In a community made up of two different
races, standing on different planes, their in
fluence cannot readily extend from one race
to the other. Other influences counteract
it. For this reason the white people have
had to depend upon themselves. Of the
danger of division they have had an exam
ple in Virginia. There, on a local question,
enough whites joined the negroes to give
control ot the State to the Republicans, or
R-adjustors, as they at first called them
selves. The fact that they were Republi
cans did not necessarily make their govern
ment a bad one, but its acts soon showed
that it fairly represented only the average
of intelligence and morals of its party—not
that of its most intelligent element. This is
necessarily true of every party. It will uot
long tolerate leaders either better or worse
than itself.
The Commissioner of Pensions says that
on May 18 of this year be mailed request
through the Department of State to our
various Ministers and Consuls General ac
credited to the courts of Great Britain.
France, the German Empire, Turkey. Rus
sia, Italy, China and Spain, requesting that
they obtain and forward to him the fullest
txjssible statements relating to the pen-ion
laws and administration thereof of the vari
ous countries to which they were accredited.
The most courteous consideration was paid
to the requests iu every instance, save in
the one addressed to the Minister of the
court of St. James. It would be interesting
to know why Minister Phelps ignored tlie
request ot tho Commissioner of Pension .
Was he too buisy selecting the names of
American tourists who were of sufficient
social importance at home to entitle them to
be presented at court? He ought to have
another open letter written to him.
In a memorial to Congress the Mormons
say: “we ask for a 'Republican form of
government,’and we ask that it be given
us now. For nearly fortv years Utah has
been pleading for statehood. Shall n deaf ear
lie turned to her entreaties?” It is probable
that Utah will plead in vaiu for admiadon
until she shows beyond all doubt that she
has abandoned po’ygamy forever. Sir;
needn't make tbe mistake of thin King that
she will be given a place in the sisterhood
of States as long as she nurses that crime in
her bosom.
There were 14,0f) in ire Prohibition votes
cast in New York at the Nov uuber epetion
this year than there were at the last Presi
dential election. The Prohibition vote in
tliat Htate is certain to increase. Tlie
chance that the Republicans will curry New
York next year is not one iu a thousand.
CURRENT COMMENT,
Class Supremacy -Unknown.
From the Chicago News.
There is pot a community in America where
the ballots ot the working classes do not out
number those of the capitalists, or where b.v an
honest, courageous presentation of their wrongs,
they cannot obtain redress. Capital does not
control the ballot box except where the masses
are divided or indifferent. In fact, no class is
supreme with the ballot in America, and this
should be the glory as it is the safety of our in
stitutions.
Even Worse than Sherman.
From the Pniladetnhia Record lDeni.)
It has been said that the re-election of Gov.
Foraker in Ohio would put an end to the as
pirations of Senator Sherman for the Presi
(irticy. We do not think so. The Republican
party will be put upon its mettle in selecting its
next Presidential candidate. Mr. Sherman is a
fit man for nomination for that great office, and
there are few men in the country so noted as
Gov. Foraker wuo are so inra able. The Re
publican party is a little disordered in Its mind,
but it has not yet reached the stage of dotage,
an i lias no use for its Forakers as Presidential
candidates.
Jurors May Bo Intelligent.
From the Philadelphia Call.
The Supreme Court decides that the juror is
not incompetent because lie is intelli vent, and
the common sense of the Union will applaud
the judgment. It will not be an agreeable de
cislon to pettifoggers who reiv upon quips and
quibhl-s to secure the acquittal of atrocious
criminals, hut it will simplify trial procedures
and relieve the courts of much of the odium
which has attached to them through the escape
of notorious malefactors. It will also purify tho
jury box of ignorance and incompelency and
make it what it has always assumed to be—a
guardian of our liberties.
BRIGHT BITS.
A hoijjno stone gathers no moss, but a
bicycle rider accumulates lots of real estate on
his buck.—Milwaukee Journal.
"Art is long, and time is fleeting," remarked
the young portrait painter, as he introduced his
watch to the pawnbroker.— Pacl.
A spinster refused an off r of marriage from
a well-to-do bachelor because she bad been told
thtt he was an enthusiastic relic hunter.—Mer
chant Traveler.
Tbe Sun of Sunday contains an editorial on
the American party. It falls to call attention
to the paradox that the most fashionable
American party is a German.— Life.
The Indians have taken to smoking cigar
ettes. Now let them stand around sucking the
heads of their canes, and the problem of their
civilization is solved. — Springfield Union.
A London paper speaks of "health resorts for
horses"—localities where members of the first
equine families are sent for change of air.”
Would it be proper to caII such resorts horse
pitals?—Norristown Herald.
He—Oh, my darling, you will bo mine, will
you? When may 1 talk t > your mother—to
morrow?
She—Yes—that is—no no: To-morrow is
washday. Waterbary American.
"An unfortunate mistake occurred In last
week's edition." plaintively mutters a Custer
county paper. "We referred to Mr. Takera,
candidate for Sheriff on the opposition ticket,
as a 'rough-hewn diamond.' It should have
been 'ruffianly demon.’ We trust our readers
will forgive the mistake."— Omaha Bee.
"Mamma,” said a young lady just home from
school, gazing upon Alexander Harrison’s "Open
Sea," "is this an oil painting or a water
color?”
“Sb!" answered her mother, with a look of
surprise and chagrin. "It's a water color.
Don't you see the water?"— Chicago Tribune.
Father—Ain’t you going to work ?
Ijizv Son—Guess not.
"I don’t understand how anybody can loaf
such weather as this. Why, it is a real pleasure
to work now."
"1 mow u, but I don't want to give myself up
too much to mere enjoyment.”— Texas Siftings.
"Was the prisoner quite incapable, con
stable?” asked the Magistrate.
"Very nearly incapable, your worship; but I
don't think that he’d been quite so bad if the
lamp posts ’ad been nearer together. They’re
awful wide apart in the road where I picked
him up," said tbe good-natured officer.— Jiulye.
Honor the pumpkin vinel
Long alioy u tenuriis twine
Over the laud'.
Blessed be those who wear
Crisp hayseed in their hair—
Glorious band?
—Minneapolis Tribune.
Customer— Aunt Dinah, I am glad to see that
you are getting along so well in the hot corn
business. It fully meets your expectations, I
presume?
Aunt Dinah—Yes, Bah, from a peculiary point
it do, but dis constant ’sposure to de elements
am mighty rough on de complexion—deed it
am. sa.h.— Tid-Bits.
There was a heated discussion in a hotel the
other night. "I tell you. sir," said one of the
disputants, "there is no law made but what the
people can change.”
"Yes there is," said a newcomer; “there is
one law which no man or people can change. "
"What is that?’’
"A mothcr-in-law.”— Scranton Truth.
Mormon wife— Pretty time of night for you
to come home.
Husband—lt’s only 12 o’clock.
"Only 12 o'clock:'’
“Yes, you know when we were engaged you
never let me leave you until nearly midnight."
“What of it?”
“I'm engaged to Miss DePink now."— Omaha
World.
It is an awful thing that there should be such
persons as Margaret Cain, who has been con
victed of drunkenness no less than 2SO times at
various metropolitan courts. But there is a
touch of griru hmnor about the woman’s last
exploit, which has procured her a two hundred
and thirty-first conviction. She turned up,
very, very drunk," at the Leman Street Police
Station and began singing "Home, Sweet
Home."— LondouiCllobe.
There was once great consternation in tbe
office of Zion's Herald when the writer of an
obituary article upon a mother in Lsrael having
-aid in pious phrase t ;at she died and "claimed
the promises. ’ the paper was made to aver that
she had died "ami cleared the premises.” And
it was out at Worcester, Mass . where the Rev.
George H. Hepworth having declare 1 in a pub
lic address "I am not a free lance,” the sedate
-(ii/ gave him fame by printing the sentence "I
want a free lunch.”— Boston Transcript.
A lady was taking her little daughter down
town and,something had gone wrong and she
was crying very hard. The policeman on the
eat, whom she feared for his uniform, was
standing on the cornet- as they passed. He was
very friendly, but she did uot trust his friend
liness very much.
"What little girl is that crying and making so
much noise?”
"800-hoo, boo-hoo—it isn't me; it’s some
other Ittle girl—boo-hoo, boo-hoo.’’— San Fran
cisco Chronicle.
PERSONAL.
"Joe" Jones, a brother of "Sam" Jones, has
made his debut as an “evangelist,” and is de
scribed as the liveliest oue yet seen. He must
be pretty lively to beat his brother.
Dr. bAHlik.mann. the great explorer of the
cities -wTroy and Mykene, lias made a last will
by which he leaves his great collection at Ath
eiis to the city of Berlin. After his death, there
fore, i'll the relies collected by the fatuous ex
plorer will lie united in the museum of ethnol
ogy at Berlin, Germany, j
Duke Ernest, of Coburg-Gotha, is publishing
bis memoirs, the introduction to which having
already found its way into the columns of the
Cologne Gazette. The Duke Is the elder brother
of Prince Albert, the husband ot Queen Victoria
He is now seventy years old, and ascended the
throne nearly forty-four years ago. He has
maintained relations of a more or less intimate
nature with all the most prominent characters
and sovereigns of Europe, for which reason his
memoirs will occupy a place of unrivaled im
portance among the original works on the his
lory of the century.
It is reported that Secretary Whitney is prac
tically a weli man. It is said he is in constant
communication with the bureau officials of the
Navy Department, ami frequent iucloeures couie
i'r m iiim relating to the unmial report which is
in course of preparation. He is giving, in fact,
so much attention to the general scheme and
form of the report that it will go to the Presi
dent with his own signature and as his docu
ment The understanding among his friends in
Washington is that the rest which he has been
enabled to obtain during the low weeks lie has
been away from Washington lias proved very
timely, and that his health is almost completely
restored. The disturbing headaches which in
terfered o completely with the performance of
his official functions, and offered so serious a
presage of probably greater disability in the
future, are said to have altogether disappeared,
so that there is confident expectation that he
will within a very short time be üblo to take
hold of his routine official work Just how soon
he will return to the Nary Department to Pike
full charge of affairs there is not stated. It is
<pnte probable that be will not bo too hasty in
loading iiim -ell with depart mental business,'but
w.li take up the burden of ins work by degrees
as be feds himself able to do so
Yet He Loves Her.
From the San Francisco Report.
Man finds any amount of fault with a woman,
and yet works tooth anil nail to Ret her. He
calls her extravagant, yet yearns to pay her
hills. She’s heartless, yet he devotes months to
finding the spot where that heart should lie.
She's fickle, yet be struggles for a place in her
affections. She's timid, yet he, noble creature,
has courage for two. She's a fraud, but a
darling, she's a goose, but a duck. She's
snippy, and sweet. In fact she's a chameleon,
in the very latest style of spots, and dots, and
feathers and fixings. She's lithe and graceful,
and dainty and dear—and changeable as the
wind. Yet she's a most desirable article of
household furnishing, and there are mighty
few men who want to get along wit-out her,
chameleon—in a bustle—though she oe.
A Frenchman Leaves His Money to the
German Crown Prince.
From the London Times.
A wealthy Frenchman named Bellardin. who
died lately, bequeathed his whole fortune,
amounting to several million francs, to the Ger
man Crown Prince. Tuis he did to accentuate
the violent hatred of his own countrymen which
somehow or other had taken full possession of
bis breast. But the Crown Prince refused to
profit by such a motive, and therefore declined
the Frenchman's legacy.
Among the other reasons which had brought
M. Bellardin to loathe his compatriots was the
fact that ho had been imprisoned for some act
of personal violence, and It was when lying in
jail t hat he changed his wiil in favor of the heir
to the German crown. The intentions or the
testator w ere communicated through the French
Ambassador and the Foreign Office here to the
princely legatee, who, however, has waived his
right to this curious inheritance.
Utility of the Modern Bustle.
From the Boston Courier.
1.
THE CATASTROPHE.
Her ma said her boots were too high in the heel,
But no other style she would wear.
One day while out walking she stepped on a
peel
Of banana, and uttering an ear-piercing squeal,
She frantically clutched at the air.
11.
SHE IS SAVED.
Her bustle was rubber, inflated of course.
The fashion prevailing to meet;
And it turned out to be of her safety the source,
For when she sat down on the sidewalk with
force
She bounded right back to her feet.
• "•
THE HORAE.
In the foregoing, maidens who stylish boots
wear
This moral will easily find;
When sidewalks are icy or out of repair,
A-bustie of rubber inflated with air,
Is handy to carry behind.
How Don Dickinson Looks.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Don Dickinson, who seems to have "the call"
now for Postmaster General, is described as a
man who at first sight might be taken for an
Episcopal rector, but who. on closer inspection,
shows signs of .■-harper contact with the world
than a religious teacher has. His face is
sharp, but not lacking in fle-sli. His eyes are
keen, giving him the appearance of being al
ways on the alert, and when he smiles his thin
lips uncover a flne set of teeth. The first thing
noticed about his smile is the amount of ivory
in it. He is rather tall and not conspicuously
slim, and his suit of black is scrupulously neat.
He is quick in his raovemtnts arid affable in his
manners. He is of the old Dickinson family of
Massachusetts, and is a son of Asa Dickinson.
He was born in Auburn, N. Y., and went to
Michigan with bis parents in his early youth.
He was educated there, and gradnated in law in
:sO9. He practiced with his brother, who, leav
ing the State, turned all the practice over to
him. Since then he has built up a large prac
tice. His reputation is that of a reliable lawyer,
and his practice is said to yield him from $40,600
to 550.000 per year. He was a Greeley man, and
in 1876 was Chairman of the State Democratic
Committee. In INB4 he was chosen a member
of the National Committee which worked for
the election of Cleveland. His reputation is
that of a lawyer rather than a politician.
The Editor In Luck.
From the Eagle Gulch War Whoop ,
The good book has said that it is rot well for
man to lie alone. It has been saying so for
about 2,000 years, more or less, but it was only
yesterday that we conceded t hat such indeed
was the case and proceeded to get us a wife.
Our readers are no doubt well acquainted wit h
the Widow Plodgers, who keeps the boarding
house just around the corner from this office
good clean beds and a square meal for 50c.
There iu that mansion it was that the shot from
Cupid's bow was shot clean through our two
tender hearts. Yes, there we suw the Widow
Piodgers, and it was t here we wooed and won
and wed her. It was on a moonlight night she
approached us with a board bill in her hand,
hut, all undaunted, we fell at her feet and
poured forth the tale, of affection that filled our
bosom. Need we say that the moon looked
down with watery eves through the dark,
swaying boughs of the oak? Need we say that
fair head nestled upon our editorial shoulders,
and she said she would be ours? No! but such
was the case, and to-night we are a marr.ed
man.
The ceremony! Who can tell about it? There
was the parson—we premised him $2; there was
the bride, all white fluixluds and veils and
flowers, and rihbons and smiles, and there was
we—the whole is summed up in the confession
that we hereby breathe forth to the brethren of
the press—we are no longer we—we are us.
"Nat” Goodwin and John L. Sullivan.
Prom the Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Nat Goodwin, the comedian, is a great patron
of everything in the way of sport ami the little
fiery-headed fun maker will bet about, as high
as anybody on the result of a fight, a foot race,
a hall game, a horse race, or in fact anything
that comes along. He is a lucky speculator,
too. and Nat's opinion is eagerly sought after
by his friends, llis acquaintances among the
fraternity can lie numbered by hundreds, and
there is scarcely a prize-fighter of note in the
land that Nat is not ou the best of terms with.
Among the fighters that Nat is ou particularly
friendly terms is the champion John L. Sulli
van, and whenever the twain struck the same
town together there was always sure to be a
heap of fun before they got away. It was two
years ago this comiug winter that Nat struck
the town to play an engagement at Hooley s,
and the same week John TANARUS,. Sullivan blew in.
One night, and a cold, bitter night it w as, too,
after the theatres had closed tlieir doors for the
night, John L. Sullivan and a party of friends
had assembled at “The Store,' on Clark street,
for the purpose of having a social time, although
it was generally given out to Uie papers
at that time that John was a total abstainer.
Along the bar the crowd stood two deep, and the
champagne corks were flying about right mer
rily, when the door opened and in walked Nat
Goodwin, apparently a little the wore for wear
His long ulster flapped loosely aliout him, aid
his sealskin cap was drawn far down over his
eves. Walking up to where Sullivan stood lean
ing against the bar. he coolly picked up the glass
of wine that sat before the champion and tossed
it off without as much as saying “by vour leave
sir” The crowd looked on in breathless aston
ishment, there being only two or three present
that recognized the comedian in his street attire,
or that knew that lie and John were
on particularly friendly terms. Sullivan looked
surprized, and then, ordering another bottle, he
again tilled his glass. Scarcely had he sat it
down on the bar again heroic Goodwin, with a
peculiarly aggressive look, again picked up the
glass and gulped down the wine. Tills time the
crowd expected to see Sullivan knock the
stranger into a cocked hat. Foiling himself to
gether the champion gruffly said:
“Sav, young feller, don't you do that again”
“Will if 1 want to," came back the reply in
quick, sharp tones.
"No yer won't, neither."
“How will you help yourself?"
"I'll lick the stuffin’ out o' you."
“Hat you you don't, you big loafer.”
it was growing interesting now, and the crowd
gathered In breathless Interest about the pair.
“Say,’' blurted out the big fellow, bringing his
huge list down with a thump on the bar. “I
guess you don't know who you are talking to?"
“No. nor 1 don't care either. You might be
that big loafer John 1,. Sullivan for all I know.’’
•Well that's just who I am," and John
squared himself around for business.
“You’re just the duck I’m looking for," said
Goodwin, “Now you get out of here," and with
the crowd gazing on in a horror struck wav he
rustled at Sullivan, and catching him by the
najie of the neck and the seat of the trousers he
rushed him toward the front door and fired him
into the street, Sullivan apparently being struck
dumb with astonishment.
Slamming the door lichind the flying form of
the pugilist. Nat started back to the bar and
ordered wiuo for the party, who looked on with
admiration at his gameness, and who evidently
thought him a perfect demon, while ‘ the Par
son," who hail sneaked off into a corner, was
nearly bursting with laughter.
By and by Snlllvan poked Ids bead into the
door, as if tearing a rejietition of the “firing
out” process, and meekly said:
' Say, Mister, can I come in?"
“You can, if you'll behave yourself." was Nat's
reply, and Sullivan sneaked in and took up his
position at the far end of the bar.
It was fully an hour before the crowd was in
troduced to Nat, and then those present fully
realized the meaning of the little comedy that
Nat n'd John had lUed up for their especial
benefit.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Nevada is as proud over the fact that a big
vein of fine anthracite coal has been struck as it
is of its silver mines.
Fidelity Harper of the burst hank re
ceived one vote for Treasurer of Hamilton coun
ty in the Tenth ward, Cincinnati, at the late
election.
Over 60,000 feet of splendid pine iumber was
washed ashore at Frlar’sjpoint, near HarrisviUe,
Mich., during the recent gale, and uobody has
yet claimed it.
Perhaps the most lucrative office in the na
tional government, next to the Presidency itself,
is the clerkship of the Supreme Court at Wash
ington. It yields an annual income in fees of
from $25,000 to $40,000.
In a paper on injurious insects, Prof. J. A.
Linter placed the total number of insect species
in the world at 820,000. Of those found in the
United States 7,00' or 8.000 species are fruit
pests, and at least 210 attack the apple.
Rev. Dr. J. F. Goucher, of Baltimore with
some otl er members of his immediate family,
has given $125,000 tow ard a woman's college in
that city. The trustee will raise s‘lo,ooo as an
endowment, in accordance with the terms of the
donation.
John Smith, of Hamilton, Ont., was knocked
down by a runaway team and had thrive ribs
broken. The ribs pierced the lungs without
breaking the skin, anil "the air from his lungs,
escaping under the skin, puffed him up like a
balloon from his eyebrows to his feet,” says the
Ottawa Free Press.
Roumama is making an effort to build up its
local industries. A law has been passed enact
ing that every person who establishes a factory
worth Si.oixi and employs twenty-five workmen
fur five months in the year can set up his build
ings on crown property, ground being allotted to
him on a lease for ninety years.
There is an interesting case before tae Court
of Appeals of Virginia, which is probably the
first of the kind in the country. A colored man
named Coleman was sentenced to State prison
for assaulting a colored woman, on the verdict
of a jury of twelve colored men H s attorney
anpealed the case on the ground that the selec
tion of twelve inrors on account of their color
was unconstitutional.
In Bradford, N. Y., Wednesday last. Clarence
Showers, a wealthy young farmer, was killed
by a 5-year-old Jersey bull that he was leading
with a stick attached to a ring in his nose. The
animal, in his vicious lunges, broke the stick
and dashed at once upon the farmer. He ran
his horns clean through the man's body, tossed
him over his head 20 feet and then deliberately
trampled the body until life was extinct.
Meredith McCoy, a Connecticut dude, at
tempted to bribe the uncle of a Branford, Conn.,
belle to induce the young lady to marry him by
offering SI,OOO as a cash consideration. The
young lady heard of the offer, and with the as
-1 sistance of a few frien sof her own age organ
ized a regulating committee for the benefit of
the dude. He was waylaid by the girls, inked,
rotten-egged and ducked in a horse pond.
During the month of October the reserve of
the Russian army was called in for general
practice for the first time since the introduction
of compulsory military service for every citizen
of the empire. The reports of the officers upon
the results of the practice are very favorable,
stating that the reserve was composed of '‘re
liable soldiers, well prepared in every way.”
The Russian papers declare in consequence, as
the French did after their late experiment of
mobilization, that “the armv is prepared for
war,” and, consequently, "Russia is ready.”
The gift of $500,000 to build a school house in
Fall River, said to be the finest in the world, is
another evidence of the Judicious and superior
use of riches. This building Is provided with a
gymnasium and with the third best telescope in
the country. It is endowed, in addition to its
cost, with $50,000 as a library fund, and there is
nothing omitted to make it a perfect seat of
education. Such a worthy provision fora com
mon school Is far more than an ornament.
While the structure is fine and possesses ele
ments of taste and beauty, the stimulus given
to teacher and scholar hy such an offering to
the public is beyond calculation.
A French newspaper, the Paris, points out
that M. Wilson is liable tosurrendera great deal
more than the 40,000f. he has sent to the
National Treasury. According to the law of the
twenty-seventh Prair al, year IX.. every func
tionary who abuses the official frank is liable to
a fine of 150f. for each offense, and the fine can
under no pretext be remitted or reduced. Now,
M. Wilson pleuds guilty to the offense to the ex
tent of 100 letters a day for six years. A hun
dred letters multiplied by 2,190 days makes
219.000: and this multiplied hv 150, makes 32.-
850,000f., of which only 40,000f. have been paid,
leaving a balance due of 32,810,000f.
A Boston man has a twin brother living in the
West who looks very much like him. The other
morning the Boston twin, after being shaved,
went horn* and found there his brother, who
had just come East. The Western twin needed
shaving badly and was directed to the barber
shop. He entered and seated himself, but the
barber paid no attention to him. “What’s the
matter with you?” said the Western twin after
waiting long enough. “Why don't von shave
me?” “Why, I've just shaved you,'' said the
barber. "Much you did.” said the twin. “Look
at my face.” The barber looked at the big
black bear! of a week's growth, felt of it to as
sure himself that his eyes were not deceiving
him, and burst out : "If you can raise a beard
like that in twenty minutes you'd better go into
the mattress business.”
It is claimed by M. Me.guin that the date of
death may be determined by studying the gen
erations of acarina which have been at work
upon the body. Ou the production, before the
French Acadmey of Medicine, of the cadaver of
a young woman which had lain in a cellar a year
it was found possible to trace five different
species of acarina. and the order of succession
and duration of each species: one species con
sumes the fatty acids, another absorbs the
fluids, and each dies when its work is ended, the
period of life of each, in summer, being from
six to eight weeks. In a case of murder, in
which the remains of the victim were discovered
in a garden, M. Meguin was able to establish the
dote of burial with great accuracy so that, if
these observations ami deductions prove reliable,
the discovery will, it is thought, lie of great
medico-legal impoi tance.
The white wipe of a Canton Chinaman, seek
ing a divorce on the ground of non-support and
cruelty, is one of the latest litigations in the
Supreme Court of New York city. Her name is
lona Lavem and. though she is the mother of
two children, she is still young and attractive.
The husband's name is George Layem, but he is
known ns Charlie Lee He is about 40 years
old apparently, ami. although he has been in
this country only twelve years, he lias $30,000
deposited in tiie Hudson City Savings Bank.
Mrs. Layem says her husband did not support
her and was cruel to her-elf and children.
Through her counsel she asked for a divorce
and half the bank account, to-wit. SIS,(XX).
La vein's lawyer, said that Lena hail left her
husband without cause in 1885 and refused to
return to him, although he repeated,}’ wrote to
her to do so. Mrs. Layem is a German.
Some time since it was noted that certain en
terprising merchants of Buffalo, N. Y., had of
fered a prize of SIOO,OOO for the best contrivance
for converting the force of the Niagara river at
that city into practical power. Many devices
have been submitted, and it is suspected that
one of them, if found to lie all that is claimed
for it, will be accepted. A practical test is soon
to be made. The favored contrivance consitsnf
an endless chain equipped with paddles, which
passing around drums is submerged to a depth
where it cannot be affected by ice. The motion
given to the drums by the current operating
against the paddles will be communicated,
through suitable gearing and shafting, to ma
chinery on the bank of the river. As the drums
and part of the framework are to be made hol
low and air-tight, the whole plant can bo
brought to the surface for necessary repairs, by
pumping out the water. An essential part of
the and 'vice is the hinge feature of the paddle on
the endless chain, tlieirarrangement being such
that the paddles will tie perpendicular to the
current when passing down stream, and parallel
with it on the return tip stream.
Fifteen years ago a movement was begun in
New York city looking to the connecting of the
East and Hudson rivers by a navagable ship ca
nal. Wednesday last the bids were opened for
excavating the first 150.000 cubic yards of a rock
cut The highest bid was $525,000, and the low
est $154,500. The first appropriation for the
work, $400,000. was made In 1878, but Congress
at the same time (Missed a bill forbidding tbe
use of the money unless the right of way should
be obtained without cost to the government.
This obstruction was not removed until the be
ginuing of this year. The one great problem of
tbe canal is how to protect its sides against
these remarkable walls of mud which will flank
it. Tbe sides will either have to be riprapped
or walled with piles. The money od hand at
present, says the New York Tribune, is not
enough to make either of the cuts, and the
work specified in the advertisement for biclK
was therefore restricted to a part of the rock
cut. In connection with the ship canal, a move
ment for a bridge across the Hudson river to
Jersey City has been made, and it is probable
that it will be constructed in the next yeur or
two. |
BAKING POWDER.
s "viIUL VtfC t -v
ppWICEIj
CREAM
ECT
proven in motions of
nomes for more than a quarter of a century, p is
used bv the United States Government. In
iorsed by the heads of the Great Universities as
ue Strongest, l“urest and most Healthful. lr.
Price's the only Hakim- Powder that does not
•nntain Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Sold only in
’aas.
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
view york. cmciro. st. t.o>us
A. R. ALTMAYER * CO.
Public Benefactors.
Observer E. A. Hanner, of the U. S. Sig
nal Service, says there is every indication
of cold weather for next week.' This means
n big demand for Boys’ Clothing, Blankets,
Wraps, Cloaks, etc., etc. The house that
can show the most reliable value iu these
goods is the one that - going to sell the big
gest share of’em. Try us. You take no
chances. We are here for success and to
stay. Here’s a few hummers for you to
gaze ou. only a few of the thousand in
vincible bargains to lie found ii tins the
largest establishment of its kind in the
Booth. Blankets are our hobby; here’s one
Yrom 150 bargains in this department:
100 Pairs 6 1-2 lb. White All
Wool 12-4 Blankets,
Conceded by Wholesale Dealers to be
Cheap at $6 50;
We’ll Sell 100 Pairs This
Week for $4 a Pair.
Purchase a pair; you’ll need ’em; then
step to counter directly opposite and ex
amine sample of
100 Dozen Ladies’ All Wool Undervests,
Guaranteed Medicated Wool Scarlet, were
Considered Cheap Last Week at $1 50;
This Week We’ll Run ’em at $l.
You MUST have a Muff? Well, here’s
1,000 elegant Black Fur ones we’re running
off at 50c.; $2 50 is their value.
How are you off for Wraps? Didn’t get
one of the 75 we sold last week? Well, here's
a chance: $25, jc’>s and $4O Imported
Plush Satin-lined Short Wraps have
TAKEN A TUMBLE for this week only
to $l7 98.
Two bales F ivy Cantou Flannel was sel
ling last week <~g 10c. ; this week’s price 6 Vc.
Come and see the quotations in our pet
department (Dress (roods); see the unap
proachable bargains on centre Dress Goods
counter. The small fry will now stand
aghast and cry “a bait, a bait,” acting on
the principle that “good wine needs no
bush.”
We r&pectfully solicit an inspection of
the above and ask you to kindly be the
judge as to the genuineness of these invin
cible bargains.
A. R. ALTMAYER k CO.
Broughton and Bull Sts.
ZONWEISS CREAM.
FOR THE TEETH
I* made from IVeto Material*, contains no Acids,
Hard Grit, or injurious matter
It is Pub*, nsFissn, Perfect.
Nothing Lik* It Ever Known.
From Senator <'o*ge*linll.' “Itakcplf***
uro in recommending Zouweisa ou account of It*
efficacy and purity.”
From Mrs. Gen. T.ognn’s Demist. Dr*
JE. !■*. f nrroll, Washington, I). C.~*‘l have ba<l
Zonwel** analyzed. It la the most perfect denti
frice I have ever seen.”
From Hon. Clinn. P. Johnson. Ex. lit*
Gov. of Hlo.—“Zonwelaa cleanwcs theteeili thor
oughly. la delicate, convenient, very pleasant.and
leave* no after taste. Sold nr all. dbuooists.
Price, 35 cents.
Johnson & Johnson, 23 Cedar Bfc. t N. T.
Fcr sale by LIPPMAN BROS., LippmanM
Block, Savannah.
FOOD PRODUCTS.
Tores! City Ills.
W K aro making an extra quality of GRITS
and MEAL, and can recommend it to the trade
as superior to any in tills market. Would be
pleased to give special prices on application.
We have on band a choice lot of EMFTV
SACKS, which wo are selling cheap.
BOND, HAYNES & ELTON

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