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Planting'Hetos Morning News Building, Savannah. Ga. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1887. Ftgistertd at the Pott Office in Savannah. Moiuhno News id published every day In O-r j eer and is served to subscribers in the city, ty newsdealers ami carriers, on their own ac count, at * cents a week, $1 00 a month. 85 00 lor six months amt $lO 00 for one year. nrhe Mornixo News, by mail , one month, ffoo; three months, $1 50; six months, $5 00; one year, $lO 00. The Morning News, hy mail, six times a week (without Sunday issue), three months, 12 00: six months, $4 00 one year, $S 00. The Morning News. Tri weekly, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or Tuesdays, Thurs days and Saturdays, three months, $1 25; six months. $2 50; one year. $5 00. The Sunday News, by mail, one year. $2 00. The Weekly News, by mail, one year, $1 25. Subscriptions payable in advance- Remit by postal order, check or registered letter. Cur rency sent by mail at risk of senders. 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Special Notices—As to Grew of British Steamship Storra Lee; The Anuual Charity Ball; Notice of Vice Consul of Argentine Republic; As to Bills against British Steamship Timor and Spanish Steamship Puertoriquena. Steamship Schedule— Ocean S.eamship Com pany. arms, Ammunition, Etc.— G. S. McAlpln. Mince Meat— A. M. &C. W. West. Wanted— Lovell & Lattimore. Cheap Column Advertisements Help Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent.; For Bale; Board; Lost; Miscellaneous. Push Will Tell— L ndsay & Morgan. A Piano Factory of Our Own- Davis Bros. Auction Sales— Cigar Store. Mules, hy C. H. Dorsett; Domestic Sewing Machine, etc., by J. McLaughlin & Son. New Year’s Reminder— L. &B,S.M. H. For Charleston, Beaufort and Port Royal —Steamer Pilot Boyal. Bvvearing-off day is close at hand, and the interim might be consumed in mustering Up courage to stick to good resolutions. Senator Colquitt wants “an aggressive nd not an apologetic campaign.” Doe6the Senator refer to his own or the Presidential campaign? It does not matter, however. He is right in either instance. A correspondent asks the Baltimore American: •‘Which is the better city, Balti more or Philadelphi tf" Both do very well, fmt if the correspondent is looking for a home in the midst of beauty and thrift he bad better come to Savannah. The Governor of Missouri is an old bache lor, and he gave evidence of the fact the ether day by pardoning out of the peniten tiary two wife murderers. Ho cannot too oon mend hi ( ways ana fit up for use the bridal chamber of the executive mansion. Some of the papers say Gen. Ben Butler voted the Democratic ticket at the recent Lowell election, while others claim he put in a straight Republican ballot. The way butler votes is of to> little consequence for iiscuvdon. His vote is not worth more than that of any one of the millions of obscure people in the United States. Mr. Ira D. Sankey, of the evangelical firm of Moody & Sankey, has been working si England for some time past, but sailed for America last week. Upon his arrival e will stop for a while in Brooklyn and rest, and in the latter part of January he trill make a tour of the South, holding meetings in all the principal cities. It is estimated that within the past two fears there have escaped to Canada from America, embezzlers who stole >30,000,000, uid that Canadian embezzlers have brought to the United States $3,000,OJ(I. This is no Indication that of the two people,'Canadians ire more honest, 'c here isn’t as much in Banada to steal, and not as many people to deal what is thr,. There is said co be in the Treasury lle nirtraent at Washington a girl who can pick a counterfeit bill out of a pile of good noney containing $30,000,000, and there is m army of editors of weekly papers in Georgia who don’t believe she can do any thing of the kind, and who are willing to put up the pile if she will come down and make a test of her skill Think of it! In as prosperous a State as Michigan 47 per cent, or nearly half, of the far os are mortgaged. In Georgia, if one would take tta- trouble to examine the •ecords in the clerks offices in the different tounties, a condition of affairs equally as sad. perhaps worse, would be brought to light. Is tiere not some remedy? Of course t great many of the ills endured by this kanl-working and important class are brought on by mismanagement and mis applied energies, but Congress can afford >me relief by reducing the cost of the ae wssities of life. Facts About the Negro Vote. The Republican papers so persistently as sort that the negro vote in the South is sup pressed, that it is probable that a very large percentage of the Northern people has an impression that it is. The Democratic pap.-rs of the North, however, are la-gin ning to discuss the subject, and the facts which they present will remove the false impression. The Record, of Philadelphia, takes up Mr. Murat Halstead’s article in the Decem ber Forum and shows from the figures therein presented that the charges that the negro vote in the South is suppressed is j without foundation. Mr. Halstead is one of the bitterest of the Republican leaders, and acts upon the theory that in a political con test a falsehood persistently reiterated is alxmt as effective as a well-established fact. It is certain that he does not. search very earnestly for the truth. What he wants is something that will serve his purpose, aud when he thinks ho has found it he does not make any investigation of it for fear that it will prove to have no foundation in truth. In his Forum article Mr. Halstead gives the negro vote of the Southern States from reconstruction days, and shows that there Las been 5 steadv decrease in it In South Carolina, for instance, the vote for Hancock in 1880 was 112,312, and for Garfield 58,071. i In 1884 the vote for Cleveland was 09,845, and for Blaine 21,733. These figures show an extraordinary de crease in the negro vote in four years, but is uot the decrease in the white vote also extraordinary/ The decrease in the negro vote was a little greater than that in the white, but it is evident that the difference was not due to suppression. If there had lioen an organized and determined effort to keep t' e negroes away from the polls the white vote would have been much larger, or if the ballot boxes had been tampered with such a difference between the Demo cratic and Republican vote would not have been permitted. The returns clearly indi cate that if there were not a free ballot and fair count there was suppression of the white as well as of the black vote. Asa matter of fact all voted who desired to, and all the ballots cast were counted. The falling off in the black as well as the white vote was due to indifference. In the last Congressional elections in this State the vote was an extremely light one. There were no Republican candidates and there was no doubt that the Democratic candi dates would lie elected. Only a few of the voters, therefore, took the time and trouble to vote. Unless Mr. Halstead and the Republican papers can explain the decrease in the white vote in the South they will be unable to make the country believe that the black vote is suppressed because it is not as large as it was when the carpet-bng leaders dragged up to the polls every negro voter that could be found. If the Republican party were to send agents to the South with plenty of money, the ne gro vote might be greatly increased, but it will never again be as large for the Repub lican party as it once was for th i reason that a very considerable percentage of the negroes has joined the Democratic party, and a very large percentage of thorn has be come indifferent about voting. They do not admire the Republican party as much as they once did. The Bender Horror Repeated. Several years ago the whole country was .horrified by the story of the crimes of the Bender family. They entertained travelers at a lonely point on the route between Fort Scott. Kan., and W.chita, of the same State. Their practice was to murder those who Stopped at their place who had the appear ance of having money How long they car ried on their horrible practices, or how great, ths number of their victims was, nobody knows, A brother of a State Senator dis appeared and suspicion fell upon the Band - ers. A search of their premises resulted in the discovery of a dozen or more bodies of those who had been murdered, and who hail been buried close to the house in shallow graves. It is believed that the Benders were all shot to death in the Indian Territory by a party who went in search of them. That at least is the accepted story of their fate. Another horror, simil ir to that in which the Benders were principals, has just come to light. The Kelly family occupied a house in “No Man’s Land,” a narrow strip of country south of Kansas. Liko the Ben ders, they entertained travelers. People traveling north by way of the Kelly house within the last year or two failed to reach their destiuatiou, and nothing was ever heard from them. The impression got abroad, somehow . or other, that the Kellys were murderers, and that it was dangerous for travelers to stop at their place. It was determined to make an investigation, and a half doz:n men visited the Kelly House and found that the inmate* had fbd. They dug up the grouud in the vicinity of the house and stables and found ten bodies, showing con clusively that the Kellys were robbers and thieves of the worst type. Of course crimes like those of the Benders and Kellys are only po’sible in isolated places. Efforts are beiug inide to capture the Kellys, but thus far they have not been successful. There is no punish ment that could be inflicted upon them that would be too severe. Both Texas and Kansas should offer rewards for their apprehension, and if caught they should be hung as soon as their guilt is established m the courts. Mr. Blaine has iterated aud reiterated to such an extent his enjoyment of perfect health as to create the suspicion that he is in poor physical condition and wants to hide the fact from the public. In speaking lately with a gentleman who has just ar rived in this country, he ascribed what he (oils his “vigorous health” to three causes, viz; He was born on a farm: second, he always eschewed intoxicants and tobacco; third, he never ato pastry, preferring plain diet. Americans waft their congratulations over the waters to Mr. Blaine, with the hope that ho may live long enougn to see several more Democratic Presidents in augurated. Intelligence has lieen received nt the New York Yacht Club, through private corres pondenee, that a challenge for the Amei ica's cup is on its way to this country. The name of the challenging yacht is tae Irex, owned by Col. Jamieson. It is a cutter between 85 aud 90 feet on the keel. THS ten months’previous notice which it is nec essary to give to compete for the cup, will lie up at the end of this month, but any challenge submitted during the early part of January will likely be accepted. The British are very anxious to capture the cup, but does anybody believe they will be able to do so t The great Leary ratt lias goue to pieces, and therein it may be conqiared with the Labor movement iu politics. THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1887. The Gossip About Mr. Randall. It would be interesting to know whether Mr. Randall has made up his mind respect ing the course he will pursue when the bill to reduce the tariff comes before the House. One day it is asserted that he and the Speaker have reached a perfect understand ing: auother day it is said that he has deter mined to oppose all tariff legislation that is not in harmony with the position he has always occupied, and now it is asserted that he tells his friends that a tariff bill will bo passed, and that it will provide for the re peal of the tobaccbi and fruit brandy taxes. It is pretty safe to say that Mr. Randall keeps his own counsel, and that all the re ports of what he intends to do are mere guesses. In the last Congress, before the tariff bill was discussed, it was said that Mr. Randall would do this, that aud the other thing, but when the time for action came he did just what ho had always done, viz.; ranged himself on the side of the Re publicans and upheld the demands of the protected monopolies. It is impossible to say what he will do when the bill to reduce the revenues is con sidered. The imperative necessity for such a bill may induce him to re cede somewhat from his high tariff position, but it will be a great surprise if be does not act in opposition to his party in many im portant particulars. He is much more conspicuous as an op ponent of his party on the only great issue before the country than he would be if he were in harmony with it, and if he had not always been a protectionist he might be open to the charge of obstructing his party for the notoriety it gives him. In the absence of proof to the contrary, however, it must lie conceded that he acts upon his convic tions; but admitting that he is sincere there is no obligation resting upon his |>arty to strengthen him with its confidence while he uses his strength to defeat its policy. A New Dime Mueeum Attraction. The report that Miss Elise Friedel, better known as “Lingg’s girl,” is going to be ex hibited throughout the country by a dime museum proprietor, lacks confirmation, but if such a tour should be made it would, doubtless, be successful from a pecuniary point of view. Americans, especially those of the North and West, are great lovers of anything that smacks of sensation and novelty, and never regret the spending of a dime, or more, when they can get a good look at some monstrosity, or at people in whese lives events have so shaped them selves as to make them objects of gossip. Here is an humble German girl, possessing no merits above those of thousands of others of her nationality ia America, but who, lie cause she chanced to figure in a little romance with the Chicago Anarchist who took his own life, is in a fair way to receive a considerable weekly stipend for allowing herself to be taken about the country and gazed at by gaping crowds. No doubt Miss Van Zandt, who went through the farce of marriage by proxy with August Spies, one of the Anarchists who were hanged, could command a good salary by makiug a sim ilar contract, and Mrs. Parsons could doubt less find it profitable to become a lecturer. Their managers would also reap some pecuniary benefits over and above expenses as a reward for their highly commendable efforts to cater to the public thirst for that which i* sensational. It they did not think their ventures would be personally remu nerative, their sense of patriotism in this direction would hardly be strong enough to cause them to embark in the enterprise. Miss Friedel Is not described as the droop ing, miserable girl that 000 would na urally suppose her to be, but, on the contrary, she is a bright-eyed, well-fed, buxom lass, with a laugh that would dispel any illusion that might exist as to her intense sorrow for a departed lover. bhe does not sit patiently on a monument, as it were, but a strong chair in the rear of a basement barber shop in Chicago contains her portly form, and when she smiles at grief, it is more in the nature of a guffaw than a meek smile; nor does melancholy feed upon her damask cheek. When put on exhibition, hor good nature will diffuse itself among the sight seers, and she will be altogether one of the liveliest ‘‘maids forlorn” ever gazed at for a dime. Mr. Ingalls evidently thinks one may be a distinguished United States Senator anil yet not forget ail he knew when a boy. As he came out of Willard’s the other day a street car was dashing along the avenue at the rate of nine miles an hour. He ran hastily to the curb, but the car sped along. The Senator, who sits so sternly dignified in the presiding chair of the Senati, stopped halfway to the car track, drew off the glove from his right hand, and placing his fore finger and little fl iger in his mouth in that peculiarly scientific way acquired ouiy after long practice, whistled a shrill, piercing note that brought the now distant car to n standstill, when he resumed his dignity and walked leisurely forward to take a seat. The small boys in the viciuitv are said to have gazed iu green-eyed envy at the stately whistler. “Sunset” Cox has long enjoyed the repu tation of being the wittiest man on the floor of the House, and now some wicked p-t Mon claims he has won that reputation by reason of his wife’s efforts iu his behalf. Mrs Cox, says this cold, calculating person, may often be seen sitting at her window clipping from the papers and magazines their bright est bon mots, which are si stomaticalty arranged in u scrap book and turned over to the genial Congressman, who, having read and absorbed them, lets them drop from his lips like pearls when he sees a place where they will fit, In other words, the brainy little Congressman is one of the most inveterate plagiarists in existence. His enemies may pretend to believe this ab surd story, but. liis friends know it does not come within bailing distance of truth. The latest discoverer of perpetual motion lives in Atlanta, and is named Taliaferro, presumably pronounced Toliver. Mr. Toliver saw a star shootiug around one night, and it so haunted him that he dreamed cut the problem of perpetual motion. He succeeded in establishing to” the satisfaction of an Atlanta reporter bis claims fo the discovery, hut thoughtlessly omitted to put his model to a practical test. A man named Dent, in one of the Middle Georgia counties, has also discovered per petual motion, but refuses to part with his secret. The number of perpetual motion cranks appears to be increasing rapidly. The “Reform Society” that proposed t o abolish Santa Claus has disbanded, ami in doing so it has noted in a very sensible manner. An attempt to mop up the incom ing waves of the Atlantic would lie a pretty big job, but compared with the proposed suppression of the patron .-aint of Christ mas, it would be a mere bagatelle. CURRENT COMMENT. Greatly to His Credit. From the Boston Globe (lie in.) Senator Voorbees classes cigarettes os “lux uries. ’’ Guess ho never smoked one. Worrying Himself Sick. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Rep.) Many a man worries himself sick trying to understand all the articles published about health. Just as Was Suspected. From the A r cto Yuris Herald (Ind.) There are nearly 159,000 persons In the State of Ohio who can neither read nor write. Gov. Forager is very popular in Ohio. And a Very Good Breakfast It Is. From the Boston Post (Bern.) A typical Florida breakfast at this season consists of shad, beefsteak, smothi red chicken and buckwheat cakes, with coffee aud fruit. New Hampshire, or Ar.y Other State. Fr on the Aew York Press (Rep.) Ex-Gov. Cheney thinks tiiat New Hampshire should name the Republican candidate for the Presidency. If New Hampshire will name a gentleman who can carry New York, let her name. BRIGHT BITS. Few men ever attempt to drown their troubles in water.— Boston Courier. A course dinner in a first-class hotel ought to be a tine affair, of course.- Hotel Mail. “Woman feels where man thinks." says a writer. Yes, that is why man is bald. -Puck. “Nothing worth calling good can or ever will be started full-grown,” says MacDonald, and it may be so, but how' about a sneeze?— Journal of Education. A few wealthy Chinamen are trying to con trol the laundry business of a far Western city, we are told by an exchange. It should be called an Ah Sindicate. — Pitch. About this season of the year you will notice that the Eastern girl wears a very jealous ex pression w hen she cracks her jokes about the size of the Western girl’s stockings.— Life. Visitor (in House of Representatives, to guide)—lsn’t it odd the House should have a blind cha .la n ? Guide-Well, no. I think not, sir. You see. it has a tendency to make the members feel more at their ease,—JVete York Sun. She had her picture taken and when the proofs were sent home her sister Gipsy, 5 years old, was looking at one. She sniffed It, turned up her nose in a disgusted way and said: “Oh, Flaxle, how- you must have smelt when you had your picture taken.” Flaxie, indignant: “I didn’t. - ” “You must have; just smell of this.”— A’eus York tar. “The Judge then proceeded to charge the jury,” read sirs. McGudley from an account of atrial. “Now. ain't that dreadrul?” she com menced, as she laid down the paper “To think of tak ng those men away from their business and settln' them down to listen for days and days to all sorts of talk from the witnesses, and then charging them for it. It’s an outrage, so it is.”— Merchant Traveler. “Paps, what is a conflagration?” “It is a big fire, iny son.” “And what do they call a little fire?” “There is no special name for a little fire Oh. they sometimes call it an incipient tire, and —let's see—well, it is sometimes called an in considerable fire.” Why?” “Well, I see your coat tail is on fire and I was wondering whether it was a conflagration or an incipient fire.” In a few minutes the young man had reason to think it was a conflagration.— Chicago News. Bi tkins was very pious, very fond of the ladies, and very bald on the back of his bead. The other evening he was calling on a Con necticut avenue gii 1 and was giving her a great deal of church talk. “Ah, Miss Charlotte," he said, we are watched over very carefully. Even tne hairs of our head are numbered." “Yes, Mr. Bufkins." she replied, with deep enthusiasm, “but some of the back numbers of youths appear to be missing.”— Washington Critic. “Anz you interested in (he newest discoveries in science and the inventive arts?” asked Mr. Knowall of Jliss De Pork, a Chicago girl. "Oh. yes, laden 1 she replied enthusiastically. “I ara so interested In everything of that sort, Why. uo you know that when my papa first went Into the pork busin :ss he had to kill all his pigs by imnd, one at a time; aud it was dreadful tiresome. Stic ring 800 or 400 in a day. But, now he lias machines that simplify and' beautify the work, so that that they kill and scald and scrape and cut up thousands in a day at his pork pack in - parlors, as you would say in Boston, and the work is done beautifully. You must go with me and see it some day; it's just lovely I” rank. PERSONAL. CovaiassftMXK “Tom" Rxed, of Maine, is com paratively poor. He has never taken a house, kepi a carriage nor given a dinner since he first went to Washington. Reports that. Miss Elsie de Wolfe, of New York, intends to-follow in Mrs. Potter's foot steps and adopt the stage as a profession are said to be unfounded. Charles Dickers, the younger, is quoted as saying that he had thought of becoming a citi zen of the United States, butAthanged his mind on discovering that none but native Americans are eligible to the Presidency. “Mmk. Rolfe" was the incognito of the duch ess of Edl lburg i durin > a recent solourn in Kom*. The Czar's sl-ter wandered around the picture galleries unattended and seemed to en joy the lack of any special atteutioq, Senator and Mbs. Lelaxd Stanford will to-day open the 1-athrop Memorial Home for Young children at Albany. N. Y. This institu tion is built by- Mrs. [Stanford n memory of her mother, the late Mrs. Lathrop, of Albany. The Governor's Fool Guard, of Hartford. Conn., gives a large public reception to Q jv. Phitn a C. 1,0 ms. Miry on the evening of Jan. 4 This will the lliith annual reception given by tins ancient organization to the Governor oi the Nutmeg .State. Jlhs Sherman acknowledges that he spoke of bis-presidential "boom" in a jocular vein. A man who can find fun in such a melancholy affair n* the Sherman "boom" seems to beat present is gifted with a sunny temperament by no means common, W. Brocoh RrssKLL, a young Englishman of •W*.' who h is explored every part of the habitable globe, has left Ixmdon for a pleasure trip in India. , laud fall Mr. Russell was in New York and invested $10(1.000 in Tennessee and Alabama coal und iron stocks. Alexander COmstock, assistant manager of the Acade n v of Music, in me youngest man in his line of life in the U ited States. He is only ill. He was the protege of a wealthy Albanian. Mr. Corns.ock is an energetic and agreeab e young inau, und has been extremely successful. Mr. ANn Mrs. Robert Garrett, Miss Mary Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. .1. Swan Eric ami Dr. R N. dorter have sailed from San Francisco for Yokohama, Japan. They will visit Japan. China and India and expect to reach Europe next spring. Mr. Garrett took no private secretary with him. 11. Rider Hauoakd thinks of spending the whiter hi the mountains of Greece. The geu eral reputation borne by the mountains of Greece make them the must appropriate resi d-moe for Mr Haggard. He will, at least, find them more picturesque than lecture stands in this country. It is not generally known that one of the sons of Sir Morell Mackenzie, the physician who is intrusted with the cnarge of tnc Crown Prince of Germany 's case, is on the stage. He is a member <>r the Adelphi Theatre Comjvany in London. In which he figures under the name H, H. Morell. One of ex-Gov. Waller’s first public Speeches was made at Oohanzie, Conn., soon after he left school. He waxed eloquent over the “honest farmers of Cohanzie," and won much appl mse. Next day a couple of farm hands were arrested for chicken stealing, and ever since Mr Waller s effort has lieen spoken of as "Tom Waller’s hen speech.” Tub estate of the late Marumduke Blake Simiison. city editor of the London Time-*, was es.lmated as being merely worth the bagutelle of A'144,000. Among extra items, however, was a collection of pictures worth .A'JO.OjO, so theta would se“m to he at least uot as yet any urgent for a collection for the benefit of t e descendants of the late Marmaduke Blak • Hli npson, who seems to have given aseignments to some purpose. Mrs. Lakar, the women say, is sure to lie made happy by the transfer from the Cabinet to the court, When the bench is full, there are nine families—two more than hi the Cabinet But whatever is the reason. It Is certain that in court families have much the easier life, ami an attoget her better time. Not the hulf is expected of the court that is demanded of the Cabinet in the way of social entertainment. No ody quarrels with the court women about "first calls.” Indeed, they get first calls from every body except the Preiidents wife and Vice- President's wife. This teems to liave been a courtesy put down in their favor as long ago as President Buchanan’s administration, fhc court circle is neither frivolous nor gav 8 aid Thursday afternoon receptions and formal din ner parties a id frequeut whist rubbers are the extant of its social Uisslpatious. RARE COINj, Some United States Pieces Worth More Than Iheir Face Value. From the Philadelphia A'etrs. The only nickel 3-ccnt piece worth a premium Is that of 1877, which brings 15c., but the little old 3-cent silver pieces from 1863 to 1878 inclu sive all have premiums on them ranging from 15c. to 50*. The only nickel S-oant piece worth a premium is the one of 1877, which us worth 15c. The quarter of 1863, similar in appearance to the present issue, which has on its reverse side no lines hack of the eagle, is worth $2 50, Some of the older 25oent pieces bring much more— that ol 1823 bringing 815, and that of 1827 bring ing 830. Among the half dollars, beside the one already mentioned, there are sever. I with pre miums. That of 1776 is worth S2O; that of 1797, $18: and there are smaller premiums for those of 1794, -95. 1801, 02. *ls, ’3B and ’52. The silver dollars come next In order, among the most valuable being those of 1794 (bust of Liberty with flowing hair), worth $25; 1830 worth sl3, ’3O worth $lO. ’sl and ’62 worth S2O each and 58 worth $lO. Other dates with premiums among the latter issues are 1864, ’55, 'SO, *57, *6l, 63, ' I, 'Go and ’67. The last five, must be sharp impressions to he worth more than their face value. The coin highest in de nomination worth a premium is the B*o or double eagle of 1849, which brings 850. The study of the early issues of the various colonies, prior to the institution of the United States mint in 1776, is exceedingly interesting. They are called “Colonial’’ coins, and date from 1694, dux-ing William and Mary’s reign, and were issued in tne Oarolinas and New England irregularly up to 1773, under Georga HI. The issues were in the form of copper cents, and are now very valuable specimens, being worth from S2O to $25. The “Continental'’ issue;, as I may call them, although this term has never been applied before, are also very in teresting. These were various copper cents, Issued by a number of the independent States, namely, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut. New York and New Jersey, between the years 1783 and 1765. The}' are all litre, many being very valuable. The first piece of mony ever issued by the United • rates as a power, uniier direction of the Continental Congress, was a silver dollar of the year 1776. Specimens are worth from $5 to $9. The Coming' Year. Prof. fJoMj/*, in Albany Journal'. £ The year as yet unborn and yet to be. Lies cradled In the great eternal mind. The dream like drama that no eye may see. Unacted yet, but written, sealed and signed. The actors waiting on the silent stage Till in each hand is laid the written page. As passing wagon* creak beneath their load. And thus we mark the burden that they bear, So groan the burdened years along their road And as they pass we mark their Toad of care. Unwise the mortal who to quell his fears Would rob the future of its blood and tears. High o’er the pft'taj of the heavy door An angel stands and smiles on those who wait; Hope is the name of her vrbo beodeth o'er And lureth mortals through the mystic gate Of dawning years, and multitudes in glea Seek in the future for the joys to be. As turns our teeming globe toward the sun, Eternal songs from waking birds arise. So on the darkened side when day is done Come up the weary groans and watchers’ sighs; So whining fortunes in their orbits run Through light and darkijess till the day is done. And we may promise as a sure forecast This year shall be a year of noble deeds. A year of self denials, benefactions vast, A year of shameful sales, of horrid greeds, A year when noble souls to heaven aspire. While meaner soul* crawl downward through the mire. So Infant prattle in some homes we hear. While age dies groaning in adjoining rooms. The song of wassail jars upon the ear, While rue and cypress shade the orange blooms, And on the stage the tragic glooms awhile. Then comes the afterpiece to make us smile. And what I tel! thee, con it deep and well. The year shall he thy master or thy slave; Its tongue shall well earned praises of thee tell Or whisper requiems o'er an honored grave. Act well thy part, w ithout a doubt or fear, And this shall be to thee a kingly year. The Service a Ring Rendered. From the yew York Sun. John Huyler, the merchant whose “Frosli- ETery-Hour’’ sign has made him wealthy, was not always rich, and his friends tell a story con cerning his early days that Is not without In terest. A good many years ago, when he kept a little shop over on the west side, Mr. Huyler took a tnp to California. He was in comfort able circumstances, and he carried with him what he thought would he a sum amply suffi cient to see him through. But in San Francisco, wnere the opportunities for spending money are large and multifarious, he suddenly found himself one morning with only a few dollars in his pocket. In those days the means of trans mitting cash from one aide of the continent to the other were not what they are now. and Mr. Huyler was in a rather tight box. He wore, how ever, a diamond ring that had cost S3OO. a,id. after considering the situation carefully for some time, be took this ring to an opulent San Franciscan with whom be had a bare acquaint ance and sold it for 8150. This sum enabled the New Yorker to return home. Not long after a man came into Mr. Huyler's Broadway store, and it required no great stretch of memory to recall him as the rich Californian who years hack hail purchased the Eastern merchant's diamond. A few moments of conversation de veloped the fact that the San Francisco man bad run short of cash in the metropolis, and. desiring to go West again, had come around to see if he couldn't sell Mr. Huyler back his ring. The origfflal owner of the gem dived into his pocket, handed over three sluO bills, invited the Californian to dinner, and started him home. The old ring he uow wears constantly, and he occasionally exhibits it to admiring acquaint ances as “the in si friend, geutlemen, the best friend I ever Itad.” How the Air Brake Works. From the Chicago Journal. Said a railroad man to me to-day: “I'll bet not one in a hundred of the people who travel on railroad trains understand how the pressure of air is used to apply the brakes to a train* When the air brake was first invented the air was turned into the cylinder under each car when the car was to be stopped, and the press i ure was exerted to force the brakes up against the wheels. But at the present day tne brakes are held against the w heels by springs, and the air is turned into the eyflnders to pu-h the brakes away from the wheels ns long as the t rain is m motion, w lien it is desired to stop the train the air is let out. and then the spriugs apply the brakes and stop the train. This last method of u-ing air pressure has great advantages over the oi l way on the score of safety. •• Whenever an accident happens to a train, one of the Hint effects it is apt to have is to rup ture the air pipes leading from the engine to the cylinders under the cars; and that of itself stops the train Instantly. It is very important, for everybody to un lerstand this matter, lie cause a child five years old can stop a train in thirty seconds, from any car in the train, if lie simply understands how. You w ill see. >f you lo.'k for it. that there is a sort of rope projecting from the toilet room of every car. That con nects with the air pipes under the train, if you catch hold of ft and give it a little jerk, it will stop the train before i: has gone SOU yards. ” Diplomatic Honor. From the. London Illustrated News. The Moore have their own notions of diplo matic honor, though “honor,’’ I understand, is a word they have not got in their dictionary. The Grand Viziers consider that everv Ambass ador has hts price, and once upon a time a Grand Vizier went to a minister of a foreign powe; and offered him JEIO.OJO to drop a certain question. Insulted at being offered a bribe, the Ambassador broke out into strong language, as was bis habit, and so astonished the Grand Vizier that the latter exclaimed- “If it is not enough we can make it more.’’ As tbe Aniltas sador became inarticulate, and showed strong symptoms of having an apop eptie fit, the Grand \ izier saw tout ho had mude a mistake, and apologized, saying: “But all your colleagues have taken ft!" ’lmpossible;" cried the Ambassador, “uotono of them would do no'." “All of them invariably have,’’ reiterated the Moor. “All of them}" “All exoept one!” What Push Can Accomplish. The first experience of a millionaire merchant of Philadelphia on his arrival iu Mils country aptly il list,rat**?, what push can accomplish He said: ‘ I was without money or friends. I spoke to a man on the wharf and asked him what to (10. He replied. Work, young man. Have you any motto?' ‘So.’ I said; 'what do you meant' He said, 'Every man must have a mo. to. Now think of one. Oo out and hunt for work.' I started, thinking of n motto. A J walked along the street 1 sa.v painted on a door the word 'l’ush.' I saul, That shall be my motto ’ I did push at tliat door and entered an office. I was asked what 1 wanted I said, 'Work, and the word on your door ijave me not only a motto but confidence.' My manner pleased the man He asked me many questions, all of wh.cb were answered promptly. He said at lust, ‘I want a boy of “push,” and as you have adopted lhai for your motto, I will try you.' He did. !Mv sucrose followed, and the motto that made no fortune will make tuat of othcrj.'* ITEMS OF INTEREST. - nr* The Sultan of Turkey has bought a Water bary watch. The task of winding it up is im posed upon his 900 wives. Each wife devotes fifteen minutes each day to tbe work, and the lalior, thus divided, does not become onerous. James Loveless, a railroad section bdfcs, was riding on a railroad bicycle on the Pemberton and Seashore railroad, when lie was overtaken by an extra train, consistlng of an engine and Supt. Baunard’s special car, and his machine run down. He was killed outright. The Secretary of the Litchfield, (Conn.) School Committee recently received a box con taining two dozen extra quality nine-inch foot balls. They were sent by someone signing him self “An Old Boy.' wbodesired that they might be distributed among the twenty-two free schools of the town. A stone weighing five or six tons, which had apparently recently fallen, has been found near Bearbrook, on the line of tbe Canada Atlantic railway. It is almost entirely beneath the sur face of the clay soil on which It struck, and the ground around shows signs of great disturbance. The stone is of a dull gray. Pope Leo XIII. has a passion for planting trees. His first work after his election was to plant, the garden of the Vatican with fruit trees and vines, and this year, for the first time, the graphs of the Vatican garden are turned into wine. His holiness gives all orders and person • ally superintends the o|>eration. Frans W. Bragg, a Boston boy, who went to Elsinore. Cal., this fall, was poisoned by poison oak, and, as a result, became insane and wan dered away from the hotel where he boarded. He was traced to Los Angeles by means of let ters that be had torn up and scattered In his path, and he Is now in the hospital at Ixks Angeles. A Californian says that in August, while driving near Pomona, one of his parly pointed out a great mass of tarantulas crawding by the roadside. The party shot scores of them, and then succeeded in ge ting fifty or sixty into a water pall. Then began a tremendous fight be tween these big spiders, which ended only when every one in the pail was dead. Mrs. Nancy Coley, of Easton, Conn., Is proba bly the oldest born w hite American liv ing. She wa; born on Greenfield Hill, Conn., In the fall of 1779. and was so little that the nurse could and did put her into a pewter teapot and closed the id. But as the old lady says, 'ii lived and grew nicely.’’ She bore twelve child ren, all but two of whom are dead. One of the men employed to find o "t the leak of a gas pipe on Market street, Harrisburg, Pa., struck a piece of flint with his pick, which ignited the leaking gas that permeated through tue limestone rock. No less than 100 flames could be seen all along the road, and the street was as light os day. It was not until a trench was dug and tbe pipe reached that the fire could be extinguished. Blacksmith Mi: ler, of Louisville, was shoe ing a mule the other day and drove a nail through the hoof so that the point projected an inch and a halt' He wis about to twist, off the nail and clinch it. when the mule gave his hoof a tremendous jerk and the nail caught Miller's arm and completely severed the muscles and ar teries of the left forearm. Miller's life was saved with difficulty. William A. Johnson, who recently died at a good old age in Lisbon, Conn., was a workman worthy of the name. He was a wagon maker, and one of his last jobs was to repairan ox cart which he buiil in 18IK. and which had been in constant use fo fifty-five years without repair. His first job iu Lisbon was to make a set of wheels. They have been used on a farm wagon fifty-six years, and are just as good as ever. Connkctictt farmers who took turkeys to Hartford just before Thanksgiving to sell from house to house were considerably surprised when they were forced to have their scales in spefcted. Niue out of seventeen were short weight, and some of them were absolutely worthless. One old farmer, who objected de cidedly to the examination, was told that he had been cheating himself, 10l these many years. Probably tbe most expensively dressed man seen in Pittsburg for many a day was Toy Sun, a San Francisco merchant, who went through there recenth on his way to Washington. • H s garments were a combination of silks, satins and laces, and five big diamonds did duty for buttons. To a reporter Mr. Sun said that he thought that the law prohibiting Chinese im migration was a good one, and should be rigidly enforced. The other day Mike Wallace, a veteran miner of Water Canon. N. M., was strolling up the canon with a companion w hen they came upon a regular herd of bears. Mike began using his Winchester, and when he bad exhausted tbe magazine seized his friend’s rifle and continued tbe fusillade. When the smoke of tbe battle rolled away, seven bears lay on the ground dead. Wallace gays that there were nineteen bears in the bertl. and that the two last that he shot were within tap feet of him when he dropped them. An elderly clergyman, the holder of a living near Exeter, Eng., let his proclivities for sport lead him into an amusing mistake recently. The reverend gentleman, aware of the abun dance of wild fowl in the neighborhood, one day went down the river and succeeded In killing six prime ducks. The duck; were taken to the soortman s house and one prepared for the table, when a neighboring tradesman discov ered that six “tame" ducks of his were lost. The dead birds were returned with an apology for the error. Here's a story told hy the Philadelphia Press which we re much inclined to doubt. It doesn't sound a bit like Mrs. Cleveland: “At one of the receptions given to Mrs. Cleveland in this city the, wife of a well known citizen of Philadelphia found herself for a moment close bestie the President’s wife, and there was one of those awkward pauses which sometimes occur, even in tbe m st polite society. The Philatleiiihiau broke it by sa> ing to t he mistress of the White House: ‘I suppose you left Mr. Cleveland at Washington*’ Drawing herself up toiler full h igbt, Mrs. Cleveland said with haughty dignity: ‘Do you refer to the ITesideut of the United States, madam ’’ A very good showing is made by the Freed man’s Aid Society of the work it has accom plished. The society has established 21 schools, employing 121 teachers, with an average at tenuanee of 4,506 pupils There are 15 schools for whites, with an attendance of 2.000. To cam nut the work on the plans proposed'for next year will require almost $250,000. and of this sum only S7OO is on hand. Since its founda tion the society has expended almost $2.iX)0,000 in the work of education iu the So th aud has school property of almost 81,000.000 in value in its possession. The receipts for last rear were $184,124 55, of which sum the conference collec tion* amounted to $83,080. Bequests viekled $21.060 25. Of the receipts of $181,421 55, only $20,957 55 was paid hy students. The total ex pens- for the year amounted to $133,689 69. Lotteries are regular State institutions, car ried oh as sources of revenue by the govern ments of the continent of Europe, and multi tudes of poor people year by year sacrifice a portion of their hard earnings to buy chances for a prize. A carpenter at Hamburg, who sup poned his mother by his labor, ami hud Invesled in ;t share, was watching the progress of the drawing, hoping for a prize. One evening on returning home from work a messenger awaited him. reporting that he hail won a large prize. He was beside himself with jcy and immedi ately ran off to see the lottery agent and get the god news confirmed. The agenttold him there must be a mistake, as the poor man’s number had not been drawn at all. The report was found out to have been a hoax played on him by S' tie acquaintances. The joy of the man had been so great that, the disappointment following completely unnerved birn. He did not go to his w,,rk any more, neither did he go ho ne to fils mother. A few days after he was found aim l"*sly tramping the street*--the excitement had skittered his reason. He had to bo taken to the asylum. The J r olfref<im!7 oftheClty of Tilsit, PmsJ da. reports: A girl of 22 bad been left blind j and paralyzed by a fever. She hud consulted a number of physicians and had lieen under treat ment at the hospital of the University at Koen |igsberg. But it was all to no uvail One day I ihe poor patient was sit tins; alone in her room, just above the living-room of her parents, w hen an unknown Individual entered t.i e room tapped up to her, and seized loth h r hands' ! She was frighted and attempted to knock with her chair to call for her family, when the In truder made her feel a broad knife, tolling her ho would stab her if she made the slightest noise. How long he held the pal lent in that manner is not stated. On 1-aving her he said be would leave an explanatory paper in the loft upon which her room opened. Immediately after the girl heard a noise like the cracking of burning wood and smof ed smoke tilling her room. She gave the alarm and her parents ran up-stairs They found a small fire in the loft Just before the door of tbeii daughter's room It was easily extinguished When they entered t.be room they found the girl in a great fright, but were most .Joyfully surprised when she opened her eyes and could see them. She could also move her limbs a little, and there is good hope now of her entire recovery. They found the paper the strange visitor had said he won and leave, but there was nothing written on it but a few unintelligible words. BAKING VO ff UKB. CREAM Its sur“rtor excellence proven In minions of lomev for more tlians quarter of a contnry. It re swl lir ths United States Govern men'. In lorsed by the heads of the Great (. T niv<-rities *s he atronqest. Pureat and most HeaJt.hful. !>r. Tice's the only Hairin'* Powder that, does n * ont*ln Ammonia. Lime or Alum. bold only in PRICE BAKING TOWDER CO. vfw TORS CHtOreO. ST. T/v-t A. R. ALTMATER * CO. We Wish too All a Very Merry Christmas. We also ■wish to state that the few lines of loliiay Goods, Gent’s Toilet Slippers, etc,, that are left unsold, we will close out at tremendous sac rifice. This will be a rare op portunity for you to purchase a useful and ornamental arti cle at a very trifling figure. Respectfully Yours, i i lltmayer & Cos. 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