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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Mcnrno—Chippewa Trilie No. 4. I. O. R. M.
Special Notices —A Card, R. K. I* Brauss;
Notice. J. I’. Merlhew, Manager Western Union
Telegraph Company; As to Crew of Norwegian
Ship Fredrik Slang; Notice, City Tax Payers;
Vote of Thanks, by Georgia Tent No. 151,1.0.
R ; Sherwood's liancing Academy.
Auction' Sales—Household und Kitchen Fur-
Tiittire. by I. I>. l.aib•'lie's Sons: Desirable Resi
dence and Store, by C. H. Dorsett
Hough A Ford's Shoes—Byck Bros.
Green Peas—A. M. AC. W. West.
Legal Notices —Application for Personally.
Goods at Receiver's Prices—At Cohen's,
Corner Broughton atid Barnard Streets.
Medical—Chichester’s English Pennyroyal
Pills.
Hotels—The Uplands, Eastman, Ga.
Cheap Column Advertisements Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Kent; For Sale;
Strayed; Dost; Personal; Miscellaneous.
The Morning News will begin the publi
cation of a deeply interesting story next
Sunday morning entitled Section 568, or the
Fatal Letters. The story is based upon
facts furnished by Inspector Byrnes, the
great New York detective, and is written
by Julian Hawthorne. It deals with mat
ters of the present day, with which many
people are familiar. There is a saying that
truth is stranger than Action, and this story
illustrates bow true this saying is. The
story is startling and sensational, but con
tains nothing that strikes one as being im
probable. The reason of this is that strange
as the leading incidents are they are true.
The story has been procured by the Morn
ing News at considerable expense. Those
who read it will admit that the expense was
justified. It will ap]teur iu the Sunday and
■weekly editions, and those who want it
should subscribe at once.
Are we about to hear the last of the cele
brated Arhucklc? That gentleman is re
ported to have purchased a farm near
Brentwood, L. 1., where ho will retire to a
peaceful country life. Can t he hurry his
departure*
The young men of Adrian, Mich., have
formed a society for the suppression of the
corset, and have agreed to do all in their
power to persuade their feminine friends to
give up its use. Imagine a young man
broaching that subject to a member of the
fair sex!
New Jersey furnishes a man who dresses
his wife in sealskin and permits his mother
to starve. The New York Graphic thinks
the lash ought to lie used on him. It is not
w ell to pass too hasty a judgment. Perhaps
the man’s wife is strong-minded ami keeps
him hard-run to pay for the sealskin.
IVliat’s going to be done with Eugene
Higgins? is a question that is still agitating
the public mind. It is stated that ho is to
be appointed Secretary of the Police Board
of Baltimore. Mr. Higgins appears to be
fully able to take care of himself. Why not
let him answer the question for hituself.
When President Garfield was assassinated,
his aged mother said she would never see
another new year. She saw several, how
ever. Her quaint speeches and ways are
said to have made her name a familiar one
during Bor son’s short administration. Hlie
was a relic of tho pioneer ern of the West,
and the success of her efforts to bring up
and educate the family left to her sole care
by the death of her husband illustrates one
of the glories of American life.
It is luckv that Gotham is a large place
large enough to hold too ex-Postmasters
General who are reported to lie on ill terms.
When Mr. James quit the Post Office De
partment he was provided by Mr. Vander
bilt with a remunerative position, and at
the time of Vanderbilt’s death Mr. Hatton,
who had in the meantime also retired from
the department in question, wrote a three
line paragraph in the Chicago Mail, saying
that now James was “an orphan indeed.”
Mr. James keenly felt the insinuation, and
the two do not speak as they pass each other
on their way to and from their places of
daily toil.
The tricks of the Republicans to make
capital for a political campaign art' some
times very sharp and often quite disrepu
table. Their latest is a fraudulent telegram
of congratulation from Jefferson Davis to
Mr. Lamar. If such n dispatch had been
sent there would be nothing particularly
objectionable in it, but its frnuduleut per
petration on the public shows to what
straits they are reduced, and is conclusive
evidence that this is a Presidential year.
The “party of ideas and action” is what
Mr. Evart* called his party, and he is quite
right, only the ideas are not always those
which an honest man would like to father.
What the Moonshiners Want.
The advocates 0 f the repeal of the whisky
tax, having lteen forced to admit that the
tax is neither a burdensome nor an obje< •
tiouableone, have lately been devoting their
attention wholly to attacking the laws for
its collection. They insist that the-e laws
are so infamous that they ought to exrite iu
every honest man's mind a feeling of horror.
It is stobsi that in this State many innocent
men have been killed and many others
wounded on account of these laws. It seem*
strange, however, that those who make this
statement are able to name only one of
those who have been killed.
If it were |K>ssible to obtain a correct rec
ord it would doubtless appear that in the en
forcement of nnv law against crime, innocent
men have met with their death. In hunt
ing down murderers and thieves honest men
Imvo been killed, either by accident or on
purpose, and yet no one proposes to abolish
the laws aguinst murder or those agaiust
stealing. Why, then, should the laws to
enforce the collection of the whi-.ky tax bo
iv[ienled because in enforcing them an inno
cent man is killed once in a while? If the
killing of an innocent man now and then in
the enforcement of criminal laws were a
sufficient reason for repealing such laws so
ciety would be without protection, and
criminals would have everything their own
way.
The truth Is, the advocates of free whisky
find themselves in a po-ition that cannot be
successfully defended. Iu seeking - for a
defensible position they make a great, many
damaging admissions. At first they assailed
the whisky tax. Finding the people did not
take kindly to free whisky while the noces
saries of life were being taxed they admit
ted that the tax was not burdensome, and
insisted that the fstates ought to enjoy the
benefit of it. When they had studied this
latter pro]>osition a little, and iound that it
was impracticable because all the Btatos
could not be brought to agree to a uniform
tax. and that those which imposed the
smallest tax would make all the whisky,
they virtually abandoned it and are now
assailing with renewed vigor the laws for
the collection of the whisk \ tax.
It is somewhat remarkable that honest
distillers don't find the laws to collect the
tax barbarous, cruel or damnable as they
are declared to lie by the advocates of free
whisky. Only those who want to evade the
payment of the tax condemn them, and
they succeed in killing about as many in
ternal revenue officers as the officers kill of
them. The advocates of free whisky, how
ever, appear to have no sympathy for the
officers who-are killed and wounded while
discharging their duty. The officers don’t
want to harm any one, and they don’t harm
honest people, or people who do not resist
them with shotguns ami rifles, except by
accident.
It is probable that a good many of tho
free whisky advocates would rather have
the laws for collecting the whisky tax re
pealed than to have the tax abolished. If
the tax were abolished those who resist the
collection of the whisky tax would not be
benefited. Whisky would be so cheap that
they could not in their small way manufac
ture it at a profit. The tax alone enables
them to manufacture it. What they really
want, therefore, is to be permitted to evade
the payment of the tax. It is to lie regretted
that some quite influential newspapers give
them encouragement.
The Liberty Street Pavement
It is admitted by the public and the City
Council that Liberty street should be paved.
The only question is that which relates to
the paving material. The prevailing senti
ment is for asphalt. There are a few, how
ever, who favor stone, because it is less ex
pensive. The difference in the expense of
the two materials is not very great—not
greater than the city is able to bear—atnl
when the superior advantages of asphalt are
taken into consideration its greater cost
almost wholly disappears. •
Of course in comparing the two kinds of
pavement the best stone pavement is not
referred to. A stone pavement of tho best,
kind would cost more than one of asphalt.
A foundation would have to be prepared
for it, the blocks would have to be evenly
cut and the joints w ould have to be sealed
with tar to prevent it front being under
mined by water. Such a pavement would
be durable, but it would cost more to keep
it in repair than one of asphalt, and. beside*
tho expense of taking up and replacing por
tions of it w henover it became necessary to
get at the underlying gas and water pipes
would be very great.
An asphalt pavement is not only smooth,
and, what is a matter of great importance
on a residence street, noiseless, but itaffords
a splendid drainage surface. On a street so
little used by heavy wagons as Liberty
street it would last a lifetime without re
pairs. Its base, of course, if properly con
structed, would last for generations. The
Council will soon decide doubtless upon the
kind of pavement the street is to have, and
it ought to l>e careful not to choose that
which will not be satisfactory when finished.
It is certain that asphalt will be satisfac
tory. It is not certain that stone will lie.
The general plan for the improvement of
the streets, it is understood, has been de
cided upon. There is to)se a grass plat in
the centre and op either side of the street,
leaving two roadways, each twenty-five
feet wide, one on either side of the centre
grass plat, both roadways to lie paved. This
plan will be followed from East Broad to
Tattnall. From the latter street to West
Broad the grass plats will lie omitted, and
the street, from curb to curb, will be paved,
as it is quite narrow in that part. The
street will present such a handsome appear
ance when the improvement is completed
| that the residents upon it will pay their as
sessments without grumbling.
It appears that the President sympathizes
with the movemont to settle disputes be
tween different nations by arbitration. In
| receiving a memorial the other day, signed
! by many of the leading citizens of Massa
! ohusetts, lie said ho was conscious of eer-
I tain practical dilticulticA in the way of nr
| bit,ration, but believed the time was notdis
j tant when nations would look back with
| amazement u{Kin the wars of the preseut
day. There will lie no arbitration for ras
cals. however. The war on them will be
continued.
Mr. J. S. Robbins, of Brooklyn, has re
turned from n visit to Florida, and says i he
negroes of that State wore deeply “impreg
nated with'the idea that the confirmation
of Mr. Lamar would lie followed by their
return to slavery.” The negro citizens of
Florida, if Mr. Robbins correctly represents
them, are certainly ahead of their race m
most of the Southern states, where not one
in a humlred knows there is such a man as
L. Q. C. Lamur. Mr. Robbins ought to
become a member of Capt. Chandler's
“bloody shirt wringers.”
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1888.
The Cnrllsle-Thoebo Cape.
The Republican journal* are demanding
fair piay and justice for Mr. Tboebe. Mr.
Carlisle, they say, Im* great influence and
power, and ninny are ready to do liis bid
ding. They picture Mr, Thoebe as a poor
workingman, who has few friends and
who is asking for nothing more than would
lie granted to him if he were a man of
wealth and social importance.
It is expected that this sort of stuff " ill
win tlie good will of the workingmen for
the Republican party. It might if there
were any truth in it. It is so conspicuously
false, however, that every fair-minded
workingman must he disgusted by it.
U’liat are the facts! Why, that Mr.
Thnelje lias had every opportunity to make
good his right to the seat occupied by Mr.
Carlisle, and Ims failed to do so. From
Nov. Pi, IKHPi, to the first Monday in Decem
ber, 1887, was nrnplo time to get all the
testimony needed to show that be was
elected. What was ho doing all that time.'
lie took some testimony, but none of it was
pertinent to the issue. Mr. Carlisle, who
did not interfere with him in any way, de
clared that he wanted to tako no testimony,
and when the case was made up he said that
he would stand by the record.
The Elections Committee was appointed
by the House and it heard the case. Mr.
Thoebe and his counsel said they could
prove certain things if given time. They
tiled affidavits and made statements, all of
which were shown to be untrue at a subse
quent committee meeting. It became ap
parent that all Thoebe and his counsel wanted
was a chance to get an allowance for ex
penses and counsel fees. Tbe majority of
the committee, composed of the Democrats
and two Republicans, said that all that was
in the case had been heard, and that Mr.
Thoebe had no ground for a contest The
minority, composed of three Republicans,
said, that while nothing had been produced
by Mr. Thoebe to show that be had a right
to a seat, they thought th case should be
re-opened for further testimony.
On this state of facts the Republican
members of the House are demanding the
re-opening of the case and the Republican
journals are charging that Mr. Carlisle and
his friends are trying to cover up fraud,
and are employing bulldozing tactics to
do so.
Mr. Thoebe had more than a year to show
that he was elected, and that he was de
prived of his seat by fraud. If ho was not
able to show these things in that time he
can never show thorn. He has been treated
with justice. He is entitled to nothing
more.
A dispatch received late last night, an and
published this morning, stab's that Mr.
Carlisle’s title to his seat has been confirmed.
If Mr. Thoebe is ambitious for Congres
sional honors he may try his strength in a
contest before the people of tho Sixth Ken
tucky district next fall.
Christian Science Societies.
Philadelphians are somewnat indignant
because Judgo Arnold lias granted a charter
to a societ yof Christian scientists, or faith
healers, in that city. They are afraid the
society will kill more people than it will
heal, and in view of its methods there seems
to be some foundation for their fears. The
faith healers are said to teach their patients
that there is no such thing as dis.ose, and
consequently medicine is unnecessary. No
doubt it would sometimes lie well for in
valids to throw medicine to the dogs aud de
pend more on nature’s restoratives, but it
would not always be wise to pursue that
course.
Mr. 11. H. Johnson, of Wilmington, Del.,
whodied Jan. 10, wasa victim to a Philadel
phia faith healer. He was afflicted with
Bright’s disease, but owing to projier diet and
careful habits of life, he was in no immediate
danger of death. He heard of Mrs. Anna
Osgood, however, aud placed himself under
her treatment. She told him his disease was
imaginary, and advised him to eat whatever
he wanted and as often as lie liked, and to
keep any hours he wished. He followed her
instructions, and in a few months was dead.
Another instance is that of a gentleman
who was very ill with typhoid fever. The
best medical authorities, it is said, allow
only beef tea, milk and whisky to patients
suffering from this disease, but the faith
healer who had the case in hand provided a
diet of bananas ana oranges. Of course the
man died.
Christian science societies carry ou their
work in most of the large cities. Their
victims come almost wholly from among
the superstitious, ami their earnings are
said to be considerable. If the two instances
cited are fair illustrations of their mode of
procedure, they cannot too soon receive
attention at the hands of the courts.
It has lieen determined to change the
color of tlie 4c. postage stamp, bearing
Gen. Grant’s portrait, lrotn green to Ver
million. The change is not made because
of the war on the green stamp, but because
it creates confusion to have both the 2c.
and 4c. stamps the same color. Some light
is thrown on the change from brown to
green in the 2e. stamps. Brown ink, it is
said, is metallic, aud made bad work on the
stamped envelopes, clogging the dies and
blurring the lines. When the dies were
washed with benzine they did not for a
while take ink readily, and light impressions
were the result. A proposition at one time
to make tho 20. stamp red was vigorously
opposed by the contractor on account of the
increased cost it would entail. Will this
explanation cause the objectors to green
to cease their grumbling?
Senator Walthall, who was re-elected by
the Mississippi Legislature the other day,
receiving every Democratic and nearly
every Republican vote, is a good speaker,
and has considerable weight on the Demo
cratic side of the Senate. He was for a
year or two a law partner, in Mississippi, of
Mr. Lamar, aud succeeded to the vacancy
when the ex-Sonator was made a Cabinet
officer. At the time of his election, his in
come from his profession was said to be
several times as large as the salary of a
Senator.
The President is said to be disposed to re
appoint Gen. Banks United States Marshal
for Massachusetts, but is deferring action
on account of the pressure brought to bear
on him in behalf of other candidates. In
the meantime Gen. Banks is making hay
by praising the administration, and will be
content to have tho President postpone a
decision many months, as he holds the
office until his succescor is appointed. Gen.
Banks, it will be remembered, is a Republi
can.
Mr. Geosge A. Howard, of the Post Office
Department, is said to be the author of the
green postage stamp. It is hardly probable
that he is proud of his work now that he
has had time to realize the full measure of
its ugliness.
CURRENT COMMENT.
In th© Proper Order.
From the Sen' York Graphic {lnd.)
It was meet and proper that the Salvation
trmy should Bing, -i Believe We Will Win/’
and follow it up with *'ln the Sweet By-and
uy "
Kow Would This Do?
Front the Ismieviile Courier-Journal (Gem.)
If tie Republicans could bring themselves to
take on their Presidential ticket a jerson from
the South. Joseph Brown ought to suit them.
He might flop at a critical moment, but every
(treat i)o itJcul party must take its chances ou
candidates.
Should Curb the Tendency.
From the Sew York- Herald (Ind )
Mr. Murat Halstead mnst curb his tendency
to bloody shirt rhetoric or he will get a nick
name that will stick like a burr in woolen cloth.
After he had let slip all the heavy adjectives in
the dictionary on a recent occasion someone
suggested that he ought to be dubbed Muriatic
lluhstcad. Sad, but true.
If Sherman Had His Way.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Dem.)
(live Senator Sherman all tho money he wants
for his foolish arm nonsenical propositions, such
as pot metal fortifications, sutisidies and boun
ties to certain producers who cannot produce
even with 75 p**r c*nt. protection, and there
would be no further question about a surplus.
Thu people who pay the tariff and the taxes
would be compelled to dance aud jvay the piper,
too.
BRIGHT BITS.
‘ Father comment is unnecessary,” she re
marked, with a wave of the hand, as the old man
began to remonstrate against her proposed mar
riage. Texas Sift mo*.
It is said that Jay Gould enjoyed the novel
sensation of a short bal oon trip in Paris. He's
got the earth, and he probably went up to take
a look at the sky. - Puck
It is understood that the Inventor of self-rais
ing flour is engaged in perfecting n self-raising
servant girl, warranted to raise herself at any
given hour in the morning.— Puck.
“And you love me, darling,'' he said, passion
ately. “and will always lie glad to see me?”
‘‘Yes, George," whe replied, tenderly. "I love
you. but while coal is up to $7 5;) a ten. I think
it will be safer for you to stay away."— Epoch .
Mr. YonfOKcri’r.K - And now, my dear, what
shall we name th** baby?
Mrs. Youngkupple - < >b,how previous you are,
Charles. The first thing of c urse, is to see
whether he can play the piano like Josef Hof
mann.—Burlington Free Press.
Gcebt (to hotel clerk)—l've met that, gentle
man who just went out before somew here. His
face is very familiar, but to save my life I can't
call his name.
Clerk—His name is Smith: he is one of the
officials at Auburn prison. Your bill is si, sir.
—New York Sun.
Friend (to literary man) —I don’t see why you
are not nmr© of a success.
Literary Man haziness.
Friend— Why, lam sure you are industrious
enough.
Lito-iary Man Oh. yes, I am industrious
enough, but the people are not. They are too
lazy to read what I write, you understand.—
Atkansaw Traveler.
Gus —Jock, arc you sure that your friend.
Lord Ph. Ferdinand Pell Wyylyys Wyyli.-s, is
the man he represents himself to be?
Jack—Sure? Why, of course. I’ve been his
guest lii Kngland. What reason have you to
doubt him?
Gus—Oh, none. It only occurred to me that
he acts too much like a gentleman to be a genu
ine English nobleman.— lid-Bits.
Dakota editor (to foreman)—Are the forms
all ready?
Foreman—Yes, sir.
Editor—Pistols and bowie knives in good
shape ?
Foreman—Yes. sir.
Editor—Gatling gun loaded ?
Foreman—Yes sir.
Editor—Then let the paper go to press— Tidr
Bits.
"George, stop fighting instantly," said a hor
rified father to his youngest boy, whom he found
on the street engaged In desperate combat
with another lad; “you ought to be ashamed of
yourself."
“I couldn't help it, father.” exclaimed the
boy, “he Saul I had no better manners than a
New York’Pemocratic editor.”
‘‘Give it to him, George ." said the indignant
father: "chug him hard!” —Chicago Tribune.
At the Kindergarten: Teacher—Johnny, do
you remelnber the proverb 1 gave you yester
day ?
Johnny—No’m.
“Speech is silver and—what is it ?”
“I dutiuo, mum."
“1 know,” spoke up a little boy at the foot of
th** class.
"Very well, you may recite it.’’
•‘Speech is silver, but money talks.”— Sew
York Sun.
Minister—How did the meeting result last
night?
(’hurch Warden—We ngree on everything ex
cept anew contribution box. I wanted a hand
some silver nlule like the one at St. Blank's, but
Mr. Doolittle stuck out tor an old-fashioned
closed box lined with velvet. Mr. Doolittle is a
great lover of the antique. He doesn’t like any
thing new.
Minister Mr. Pool i tle always gives coppers.
—Omaha Wo. Id.
PERSONAL.
Mrs. Ei.izebeth Cady Stanton will return
to the baited States the latter part of
March, and will thereafter make her home at
Omaha.
President Cleveland recently remarked to a
caller who expressed regret at not seeing Mrs.
Cleveland: “The truth is, I don't see much of
her myself If I see her once a day 1 consider
myself pretty lucky. "
Chaplain Milbeun. of the House of Represen
tatives, continues to deliver remarkably perti
nent prayers. The day after C< ngressinan
Randall's defeat in regard to the Chairmanship
of the Democratic State Committee ot Pennsyl
vania the blind Chaplain asked that divineoom
fort Mi l aid be granted all who were suffering
disappointment ami defeat Mr. Randall sat
with lK>wed head during the delivery of the
prayer. It may be t hat the Chaplain did not
nave Mr. Randall in mind, but those who heard
the supplication think otherwise.
The national Shipping Register is an interest
ing record. The names of famous Americans
apfiear thereon in large numbers, The name of
Grant is inscribed on a great many American
vessels. Nearly a dozen ship* an* called after
Andrew Johuson. Three boats bear Beni. F.
Butler's name, while five ust* the name of Win
field S. Hancock. Gen. McClellan has eight
vessels named for him. Rol>crt E. Lei* three aud
Jefferson Davis one. There is a boat in Boston
called Grover Cleveland, and two in New Or
leans bear the same name. James G. Blaine is
inscribed on four vessels, while Chauncev M.
Depew and John Sherman are represented by
one ship each iu American waters.
Within the past year or two the Astors have
completed tin* Astor building and the Scber
merhorn building, betweeu Pine, Broadway and
Wall, New York, either of which is w. rth con
siderably over $1,000,000, and John Jacob Astor
only a short time ago paid S.VJS,(HJO for the
Westmoreland Hotel. Their income accumu
lates so much faster than they can possibly
spend It that additions to the property grow
very fast. Mr. Astor came down-town one
morning not so long ago, looked over a few in
vestments. and ordered $-JCK).OOO of bonds and
2.000 shares of stock. William Astor'has a large
family and grand-children; John Jacob Astor
has oue son, William Waldorf Astor. who will
probably be, if his father is not to-day, the
richest man in New York city.
When President Cleveland aul the members
of his Cabinet were in New York recently the
President swapped hats accidentally with Sir.
Lamar. When the mistake was discovered ou
returning to the Executive Mansion, after a few
minutes'walk. Mr. Cleveland said laughingly:
"I don i know but that i would get the best of
the bargain in exchanging hats with any mem
ber of my c abinet, 1 ' looking at the nat as they
stood ranged on the hat rack. With every one
but Garland,” said Mr. Whitney, smiling, and
looking at the dilapidated black felt hat c f the
Vttorney General, ‘did any one ever exchange
hats with you, Garland?” Mr. Garland looked
at his “Arkunsaw Traveler" hat dolefully for a
moment an i then laughingly replied: "No. ]
can't say that anyone ever took my hat in mis
take for his own.”
Col. A. L. Rives, Chief Engineer of the
Panama canal, is a pleasant, handsome looking
little gentleman, whoso white military mous
tache curl with pride at the mention of his
gifted daughter. Amelie. Col. Rives, who was a
sou of Minister William (\ Rives and received
bis engineering training in Paris while his father
was Minister thefe, has just l*ft New York lor
a visit to the young Virginia novelist, who has
just contracted to write her first novel. The
family home is in Albemarle county, a few
miles’ out from Charlottewille He will return
to New York shortly on the business of Ids com
pany. which is said to pay him a salary of
$25,000 a year, and will loon afterward sail for
his home iu Colon. He ia an uncle of the new
Assistant {Secretary of .State, Georg© L. Rives,
aud brother of Francis R. Rives, the recently
elected ITesideut of the Southern Society m
New York.
A FAITH CURB CASE.
How a Patient /pplied a Belladonna
Prescription to His Knee.
From the Jersey City Journal.
An incident of recent occurrence is a pertinent
illustrate n of the‘‘faith cure 'and the “Christian
science” cure, and shows wherein any efficacy
they possess consists. An eminent physician of
large practice gives certain hours, as many of
his profession do, to free consulfat ion and pre
scribing for patients who are too poor to pay a
doctor's charges. In one of these periods an
Irishman presented himself among the sufferers
who desired relief and showed the delor his
knee, which, for sonic cause, was giving him
much distress.
After an examination of Pat's affected knee
the doctor said: “Pik a l>elladonna plaster on
your knee and wear it there a few days, and
then come and see me again.'* "A phwat?”
queried the puzzled patient. “A belladonna
plaster/' rejieated the physician. But as Pat
showed by his looks that he was as much mysti
fied as e\or. the doctor wrote upon a slip of
paper the prescription and directions, aud the
irishman took it away with him.
He returned on the third or fourth day after,
and wit h a rejoicing ring in bis voice told the
dftetor he was a “dale betthcr," and the pain
had almost disappeared from bus knees “in
toirely."
The doctor inquired if he had faithfully ap
plied the plaster as directed and Pat replied
that he had, and shoving up his trousers' leg he
disdla.ved to the doctor's astonished gaze, se
curely fastened around his knee, not the bella
donna plaster, but the prescription turner which
the doctor had given to him. It had worked
the cure, or rather the faith which Pat had in
its potency had healed his ailment by letting
nature have her way anil helping her curative
power by his own mental acquiescence, or, in
other w ords, his faith. The case is, we isdieve,
illustrative of most of the cases that are quoted
as ‘faith cures,” “tniud cures,” etc,
ASTOUNDING THE DOCTORS.
Mrs. Meyers is Frostbitten but Is Also
Cured of Pneumonia,
From the yew York World.
Hcntington, P.A.. Jan. 21— A singular case is
just reported from McAJvy’s Fort, this county,
that bids defiance to all recognized hygienic
principles aud has nonplussed the leading phy
sicians.
Four weeks ago Mrs Mary E Meyers, an aged
widow who resides w ith her daughter near Mc-
Alvy's Fort, was stricken with a heavy cold
which eventually developed into pneumonia.
Though of robust constitution she sank rapidly,
and on Tuesday night last her case was pro
nounced hopeless. He children, who had been
summoned to her bedside, had taken their last
leave of their mother and had temporarily with
drawn from the room, along with her attend
ants. During their absence, and while
laboring under an aberration of mind,
Mrs. Meyers arose from her bed
aud wandered stealthily out of th** house Her
absence, however, was soon discovered and a
search immediately instituted. Neighbors
were summoned and formed in posses, scouring
the country over in all directions. The search
was not rewarded until nearly daybreak, or six
hour's after the invalid's disappearance from
the house. Then she was found over t hree miles
from home, in the woods, sitting under a laurel
bush, with no covering to protect her from the
•severe cold but her night-dress and a thinbreak
fasts-hawl wrapped over her head.
She was at once taken home, since which time
she has almost full}* recovered from her attack
of pneumonia, being able to partake of her
meals at the family table. The only ill effects
of her exposure in traveling about through the
snow in an unprotected condition occurred to
her feet, which were so badly frozen that three
of her toes will have to be amputated.
The Presidential Church.
Washington Special to Cincinnati Conunercial-
Gazette.
Before the President chose Mr. Sunderland's
Four-and-a-half Mreet church for his place of
worship, that church was in a state of decay and
the congregation tvas not large or rich and the
attendance in accordance. Immediately upon
t he President's choice all that was changed, and
the change was still greater after he married
and brought his bride to the meeting-house with
him.
Now the church is thronged every Sunday,
and often many people are obliged to go away
for lack of room or seats. It is a fact highly
encouraging to the cause that Presidential piety
can have such a gixxi effect iu the religious
field. Sam Jones himself could not do better.
When the President's carriage arrives in front
of the church with Albert Hawkins on the box
wearing a big bearskin cane OvS black as his face,
and driving the two nig lumbering “seal
browns.'* there is gathered about the doors of
the sanctuary a crowd of 200 or 300 awaiting
the arrival of the gentleman whom Tim Camp
bell, of New York, immortalized himself by
speaking of as “his nibs.”
When Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland descend from '
their carriage they walk hastily into the church
through the passage former by the pious ex
pectants and go at once to their pew*, which is
about two-thirds of the distance down the right
aisle. They look neither to the right nor the
left, recognize nobody and pay no attention to
anybody. The crowd closes in behind them,
and as soon as the President and w ife are in
their seats the services begin.
In the oldeu times, when th* Washingtons and
Oustises worshipped in their i>ew, which is pre
served in old Christ church in Alexandria, un
disturbed to this day, somethingof this sort
used to occur. When (he great yellow coach of
Gen. Washington came up from Mount Vernon
bringing Washington, his wife and the Custis ,
children, similar scenes were enacted iu front of
old Christ church.
A Pass Which Cost Too Much
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
“I thought it was economy." said a man very
mournfully the other dav. “for sin* was
on seeing tlie State, and 1 thought it'would.save
railroad fares, but she is simply ruining me
since she got a fr<*e pass all over the place. You
see, I did some little sendee to the railroad peo
ple. and I happened to mention that my wife
was goieg down South.’'
‘‘Here you an*," said the railroad man. “We
owe you something. Here aro free passes for
the State for your wife."
“I took the blamed things home aud gave them
to her. They began to burn her pocket book
right away. Next morning she said: *1 guess
111 go to San Jose on my free passes.’ *\ll
right,' I said, ‘it won't cost me anything.' ‘No,'
she said, ‘isn't it lovely not to have to pay any
fare?' ‘Beautiful,’said I. ‘Now, dear. I want
you to give me $25. I really must buy some
clothes to go to San Jose in.* ‘Twenty-five dol
lars?' Yes. You wouldn't like you wife trav
eling wit hdht any .style. would you?' ‘Well,’l
said, ‘is it quite necessary for you to go to San
Jose? ‘No: but I might as well. I don't need
to pay anything on the train.’ And at the first
break that free pass cost me $25. Well, she
started off to Sau Jose, and she concluded she
would go on the bnarl gauge road. When the
conductor came along she pulled out her pass.
It was the narrow gauge road pass. She had to
pay her fare. When she started to come back
she concluded she'd take th* narrow gauge to
San Francisco, and she forgot she had a narrow
gauge pass and bought her t ickels. Yes. the free
pass is a very economical thing for a woman.”
The Sleeping- Child.
t\om the Chicaao Sews.
Sly baby slept , how calm his rest
As o’er his handsome face a smile
Like to an angel's flitted, while
He lay so still upon ray breast.
Mv habv slept; his baby head
Lay nil unkissed neath pall and shroud;
I did not weep or cry aloud;
I only wished I, too, were dead'.
My baby sleeps; a tiny mound,
All covered by the little flowers,
Woos mo in all my waking hours,
Down in the quiet burying ground.
And when I sleep 1 seem to be
With baby in another land;
I take his little baby hand.
He smiles and sings sweet songs to me
Sleep on, O baby, while I keep
My vigils till this day be past!
Then shall I, too. lie down at last
Aud wit h my darling baby sleep.
—Eugbxe Field.
An Ancient Palace for Sale.
From thr Chicago JVietea.
A splendid memorial of the former greatness
of the city of Venice Is the palace Pesaro on
the (train! canal. Leonardo Pesaro. procurator
of San Jlareo, commenced building the palace
in lr. mil when it was finished in 1710 it had
cost rmo.uoo ducats, at that time an amount of
fabulous magnitude. From the Pesaros the
palace went by inheritance to the ducal house
of Herilacqua la Masa. The lad vis so deep m
debt that her creditors have obtained an order
of execution against her and will shortly put
up the palace for sale. It will probably bring a
nominal price and be transformed into a tene
ment house.
“I should inker, sir,” he said to a young
man, "from the air of hauteur and easy self,
possession which seem to tie your distinguishing
characteristics, that you have mixed much w ith
the world und have traveled extenshelyr"
“Yes, sir," replied the young man. graciously
unbending. “I have been an extensive traveler
in my time. For the past eight yours I have
been a brakemau On tne elevated road"—Aete
York o’utt.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A pair of twins born in Somersetshire. Eng.,
recently, were named *‘Ju” and “Billy,” in
honor of the Queen's jubilee.
A cabman in Binghamton, N. Y.. keeps a small
| nil stove in his cab. and reads his paper in coin
' fort when waiting for a fare.
j Georoe 11. Wknte. of Danbury, Conn., is
likely to lose one of bis legs which was badly
j burned by matches carried in his p>ckct.
! A Michjoan newspaper says that one of the
j questions asked by a member of the Franklin
I County Farmer's Club was: “How does a chip
munk dig his hole without throwing out the
dirt?”
Horse dentistry is becoming quite a science,
and many special instruments have been in
vented for the lienefit of equine patients. De
cayed teeth of horses are filled with gutta
pereba.
Nextst'mmf.r the corner stone of the Adoniram
Judson Memorial church will be laid at Man
delay, India. Th** church will cost SIO,OOO, a
large part of which has been subscribed by
Burmese Christians.
A mono peculiar dishes which form the food of
Spaniards are odd combinations in which black
beans, dried codfish, and dried red peppers are
tfie chief ingredients. To almost every dish a
Spaniard adds black, red and white pepper and
onion, garlic and olive oil.
Sometimes the pressure of an artesian flow of
water results from a gas pressure instead of
from a high head of water. Dakota, for in
stance, has several artesian wells l.OOOfeetdeep,
with 250 to 280 pounds pressure, but t here are
no high places near by to give this bead of
water.
Rats during the last few months have greatly
annoyed th* farmers in the vicinity of Fancy,
111. A big rat bunt occurred there the other
day. W. C. Condit was the captain of one of the
si !es hunting the rats and succeeded in killing
7,000. The other side, w ith S. I). Miller as cap
tain, killed 5,462, making a total of 12,462.
Adet.ina Patti never takes any out-of-door
exercise. She is very' much afraid of cold air,
and when she goes out for a drive in winter
swrffhes herself in furs, ties up her bead, and
even puts cotton in her ears. She never speakß
in the night air. and when she runs from the
stage door to her carriage her mouth is covered
by the scarf that goes over her Lead.
A farmer living in Greene county, Ohio, has
forty-live hogs. While looking at them one day
he discovered that forty-four had only short
tails, and that the remaining one had a fiue long
tail. After trying for some days to find out
what had become of the missing tails he finally
saw the long-tailed bog going among the others
and biting off a piece from the short tail of
each.
Col. Nojrtin. who assaulted Baron Frlanger,
the well known Paris banker, in tbe Garo Du
N’ord last summer, has been condemned to pay
SIOO damages and un tergo one day's imprison
ment. The Colonel had taken some shares in
the Credit General Francais, of which Baron
Erlanger was a director, and having incurred
losses, vented his vengeance on the financier.
The Baron, in the capacity of Consul General
of (Jreece, was seeing King George off > o London
on the occasion of the Queen's jubilee, when
Noirtiu flew at him.
A Congressman sent an office beggar to Gen.
Black, of the Pension Office, with this unique
indorsement: Tbe bearer, who desires a clerk
ship in your department, aspires me that she is
the mother of the wife of the son of Mr. B auk.
now dead, who served with mein Congress some
t hirteen years ago. He was, as 1 remember him.
an honest man aud a good Democrat, and to
such an extent as you may believe these virtues
likely to lie transmitted from him to the bearer
by the intermarriage of their children. I desire
to commend her to your consideration.”
A citizen of Piscataquis. Me., had a lot of Ply
mouth Rock fowls of which he was very proud.
They were allowed to go under the barn in warm
weather, through a small hole in the wall.
There came a cold snap, and their owner thought
they ought to stay in their so he stopped
up the hole. A few days afterward bis wife
said: “I wonder where all the chickens are?
There isn't one of them in the hen house.” The
citizen uttered a strong word and ran to the barn.
Under it lav the dead aud frozen bodies of his
nets. He had fastened them out of the hen
house instead of in it.
They are a little particular about how they
sell liquor in Winsted. Conn., but a hostler there
made $!0 very easily the orber day by betting that
he could get a pint of whisky at the drug store
inside of ten minutes without a prescription.
The instant that the hot was taken he grabbed
a big sponge,, ran to the store and breathlessly
told the proprieter that he wanted a spongeful
of liouor for a sick horse. The druggist pointed
out tne whisky barrel, the hostler saturated tbe
sponge, and went back to the stable, where he
squeezed out more than a pint of whisky and
pocKeted the stakes.
Recently information reached the police of
Birmingham, Eng., that a man had purchased a
revolver and fifty cartridges under suspicious
circumstances, and subsequent, inquiries elicited
the fact that a man named William Robinson
had been heard to say that he was going to
Windsor Green jail and murder his wife who
was a prisoner there. Tw o officers were told off
to watch the jail, and when Robinson presented
himself lie was arrested. On being searched a
loaded revolver was found in his possession. He
did not deny that he intended to commit mur
der, but said that his wife was a source of vex
ation and disgrace to him.
The King of Siam has sent four of his sons to
Europe and given them some very good advice,
which is published in the Bankok Times. He
tells them not to assume the title of prince in
Europe, and not to boast, t hat they are princes.
As the King is defraying all their expenses from
his own private purse, and not out of the funds
of the State, he has decided on depositing a sum
in the banks sufficient to give each of them
SI,OOO a year for the first, five years and $2,000 a
year for the second five years. A sum of SIB,OOO
will he placed in the banks, bearing interest.
and each son will be able to draw the surplus
on attaining the age of 21 years.
A curious incident is reported by Mr.William
Burgess, proprietor of the Midland counties fish
culture establishment in England. He states
that a pond constructed by him last March,
measuring 50 by 30 feet, which is entirely iso
lated from other similar ponds, was. soou after
its format ion, found to be populated wMtb trout
fry. No fish of any kiud had been placed in tbe
pond, and none could have entered it. the intet
and cutlet being blocked with perforated zinc
of a very tine mesh. The soil of tin* pond in
question was excavated from a brook where
tr ut must have previously spawned, and the
ova. alt hough buried in the mud aud tiling heed
lessly about, survived, and the fry came to life
w hen water had been let into the* pond.
There is a clock on exhibition at the Sen
Franciseo Mining Bureau which is very carious
in construction, and, though over 200 years old.
keeps excellent time. It is inclosed in a long
glass case on a three-foot stand. The clock is
but twelve inches long and about eight inches
wide. It is made of Japanese brass and has two
side doors, which are kept open in order to al
low visitors to see its unique construction. In
stead of the hands moving they remain at a
standstill, while the dial continually go* g round
and every minute a small weight moves up a
The face is covered w ith Japanese char
acters. The clock is wound up daily by pulling
two small weights, w hich are attached to a cord
and move a larger and heavier weight so as to
touch the w orks. This clock was tiie property
of the Mikado's household for over 150 years.
A tattooed man and an Albino girl in a New
York museum bave had a great deal of expe
rience in matrimony. The manager of the girl
confesses that she has been married more than
a hundred times, but without bigamy, for the
bridegroom was thissame tattooed chap every
time. Their engagements are fra week in a
place, and during the last two years
they have made a pretty thorough trip
of the United States. Every Monday in
anew establishment they are introduced
hourly by the lecturer as a couple
greatly enamored for each other: on Tuosda -
he intimates that.something matrimonial may
com-' of it; on Wednesday he declares that the
man has poppedit he questiou; on Thursday be
avers t Imt the girl has said yes; on Friday there
is a wedding on the platform, with price* of ad
mission doubled, and on Saturday they are .ex
hibited as iutbe happiness of the honeymoou.
Considerable amounts of American capital
are being invested In some big African enter
prises. The railroad from lielagoa bay, the
best harbor on the east coast of Africa, which
is now completed for a distance of fifty-four
miles inland, was built by an American syndi
cate under a concession from the Portuguese
government. It will connect with the line to bo
built from Pretoria, the capital of the Trans
vaal. The largest trading company on the
Upper Congo, and the only one that has vet
sent two steamers to the upper river, is the
Sanford Company, which was organized and
until recently was managed by Americans.
Considerable Belgian capital, however, is in
vested in tne company. American engineers
surveyed and are now building the railroad
from Loanda to Ambaca, which is backed by
the Portuguese government. Some American
money also is finding its way Into uuartz crush
ing machinery for the new gold fields of South
Africa.
| BAKING I'OWGKR.
i,—
| PQ
CREAM
Its superior excellence proven in millions of
homes for more than a quarter of a century It
is used by the United States Government
dorsed by the beads of the Great Universities .-s
the Strongest, Purest and most Healthful p r
Price’s Cream Baking Powder does not contain
Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Sold only in Cans
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO., '
SEW YORK. CHICAGO. ST. long,
A. K. ALTM AYKR & CO.
| ENTIRE
MW Slid,
AMOUNTING TO
$1.8,000,
HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY
A.l.Al!mayer& t!o.
V
FOR
I
$7,-5 0 0!
Wewill not allow one dollar’s worth
of these goods to be placed in our
regular stock. THEY MUST ALL
GO IN ONE GRAND SACRIFICING
SALE,
Watch this papdr for the date of
the Greatest Bankrupt Sale ever seen
in Savannah.
A. I.AlliMier & Cos,
BROriiim AND EEL STREKTx
MiIUICAL.
CURED OF SICK HEADACHE
W. I*. Edwards, Palmyra. writes
‘I hate been u great *nffever iron
rol it eness usi<i Sick lleadaefi®
little tried many but
n _ p-|| s
is tlte ouly one that gate me
rind that one pill acts belter >
hree of any other ttind. anti •** "
tcaken or gripe.” llleEiintlf #>'6
routed. Dose x,stall. Price. S->
SCUD EVERYWHERE.
Jffice, 44 Murray Street, New Yj®f
r prescribe and fuNf
adorae Hi* O J*
lly specific JortheoeP*
tin cure of this dipewj.
. H. Inoraham.m.d.
Amsterdam,
behave sold Blgp f^J
rtventbSbStof**
faction. ....
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1. Bold by DruggH't
LIP. MAN BROS., Agents. .
ToMsi£KS3ws!
manhood, etc. I will seiuJu valuftbletreatiel&' * 1
containing full particulars for tmmo cur*, n
charge.A fdrew Prof.y.U.yOWLElt,Mooduß,u>a^
K \ A. B B
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BAKER WHISKY, per gallon
JMPJIKIA L WHISKY, per gallon ; n
PINEAPPLE WHISKY, per gallon 7 jj
OLD in E WHISKY, per gallon J,
N. E RUM and RYE GIN ~v-r'a *2 00
MADEIRA, PORT and SHERRY MINI> *-
to Jit 00. „.,..u-c *1 00
CATAWBA and BLACKBERRY " IN" 8 - 1
to $1 SO
GROCERIES of all kinds cheap.
FRUITS of all kinds cheap.
MACON SAUSAG• nice, fresh, daily.
BANANAS from 100. to $1 85 per bunch.
FOB %jLLIi BY
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151 CONGRESS STREET. B

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