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Coal and Wood. —D. R. Thomas. Ho! Fob the Mountains op Virginia.—F. J. , Chapman, Salem, Va. Sealed Proposals.—Will A. Freret, Super ▼ising Architect. The Morning News for the Summer. Persons leaving the city for the summer can have the Morning News forwarded by the earliest fast mails to any address at the rate of 25 cents a week, $1 for a month or $2 50 for three months, cash invariably in advance. The address may be changed as often as desired. In directing a change care should be taken to mention the old as well as the new address. Those who desire to have .their home paper promptly delivered to them while away, should leave their subscriptions at the Business Office. Congress is playing at law making while the St. Louis convention is in session. The dry goods merchants with an eye to business are doubtless thinking of getting a Stock of red bandanas, Gen. Alger’s biography continues to ap pear in the Northern newspapers. Has Alger merely got a “bar’l,” or is it a hogs head? The workingmen of Mexico are in favor of President Diaz for another term. Those In the United States are undoubtedly in favor of President Cleveland. Congressman Allen D. Candler, of the Ninth Georgia district, has come home to attend a railroad meeting. Very likely Col. Candler will be surprised to hear that Judge Lester and the Rev. Thaddeus Pickett are trying to tear down his fences. The Philadelphia Times devotes a half column to happenings in Georgia, the items being taken from the weekly press. Geor gia is a great state, and her weekly press is as good as can be found in any state in the union; and the Times does the proper thing in keeping its readers posted concerning the one and complimenting the other. Secretary Bayard was in New York Sun day, and of eourso he fell into the hands of the interview *r. Not all the shrewdness of the reporter, however, could get him to express a preference for vice president. He was warm in his praise of Mr. Thurman, end very complimentary to the other candi dates. The administration is keeping mum. The Prohibition party expects to get 15,000 votes in Georgia at the next national election. How many does the Equal Kights party expect to get? Georgia can spare several thousand to each one of the side parties, and still roll up a tremendous ma jority for the Democratic ticket. Let the side party candidates walk right up and say what they want. Another crank, not to use a stronger term. Is going to monkey with Niagara falls. Next Sunday he proposes to go over the falls in a barrel. A chicken was put in the barrel the other day and sent over, and though it was found dead afterwnrd, the crank is not deterred from attempting the feat. Perhaps his courage will ooze out of bis finger tips before Sunday. No doubt it greatly pains the esteemed Renublican organs when they look ovor the personnel of the St. Louis convention and find such an unusually small number of office holders. They had hoped to jtoint to the convention as proof that there was no Buch thing as civil service reform under tlns administration. The world is full of dis appointments, particularly to Itepublican organs. If Indiana doesn’t get the vice presidential Domination she shouldn’t kick, for she has had it quite a number of tiihes. Besides, her failure will be rightly attributed to her own action. If her different factious bad united ou a candidate, tbs chances are that he would have lieen nominated. lnt In diana learn wisdom from experience, bat atove all, lat her vote the Democratic ticket. The Philadelphia Press prints three tables showing that the republicans are bound to elect theirticket next fall. In the first the vote of Now York is added to the sure Itepublican vote, giving 17 votes to spare; in the next, by adding Indiana and New Jersey to the assured vote, there is a margin of 5; while in the third, Indiana and Connecticut are added to the sure voto to get 2 votes over the necessary 201. All of this looks very well in print, and if the republicans carry the states named In either table they will certainly elect their ticket, TUo only difficulties in the way of their doing so are that they haven’t as many lure votes as the Cress gives them, and they are not likely to carry either New York, New Jersey, Indiana or Connecticut. Let the Press figure on the result on this basis, and see what the Kepublicau chances ace The Convention. The convention began work yesterday and from present indications it will nomi nate th“ fi ket and adopt the platform to day. Unless there is a long wrangle over the tariff plank of the platform, there is no reason why final adjournment should not take place to-night. There are differences as to what the tariff plank should be, but those who want to straddle the tariff question appear to be a small minority. The chances, there fore, are that there will be a square declara - tion for tariff reform in harmony with the President's tariff message. A declaration of that kind will bo sustained by the Democratic masses. In the conventions of nearly all the states the tariff message of the President was indorsed. There is no reason, therefore, why it should not be indorsed by the national conven tion. No opposition to Mr. Cleveland’s renomination has appeared,and, of course, he will 1* nominated without opposition. There is still a little talk of Gov. Gray for vice president, but he may bo considered as out of the race. Judge Thurman will be nomi nated on the first ballot, and it may bo that no ballot will be taken. In fact, it looks as if be would be nominated by acclamation. The Republican Candidates. The republican journals are full of accounts of the booms of the different candidates for the Chicago convention. As long as there was a probability that Mr. Blaine would accept a nomination very little atten tion wax paid to the merits of any other candidate. It was admitted by all the party leaders that Mr. Blaine could have the nomination, and they did not bother themselves about the merits and prospects of other candidates. Mr. Blaino beiug out of the way, however, strong fac tions, supporting this or that candidate, have made their appearance, and the pros pect now is that there will be a long and exciting contest for the nomination. There is no doubt that Mr. Sherman will enter the convention with much the largest following, and there is no doubt also that he is the ablest of the candidates, if not the greatest man in the Republican party, except Mr. Blaine. There are a good many reasons, however, why it will be extremely difficult for him to get the nomina tion. He is not an approachable man, and in his long public career has made very few friends who are ready to assist him for friendship’s sake. Of course there are strong men urg ing his nomination, and working for it, but they are iutluouead either by hope of reward iu the event of his election, or by the belief that his prospects for being elected are the best. Men of this kind, how ever, do not excite a great deal of onthusiasm for their favorite, and aro more likely to lose than to gain ground in a long contest. There is also a doubt about Mr. Sherman’s lieing a sincere man. Ho has shifted his position on several important questions within the last few t oars, not for the reason apparently that his views with regard to them had undergone a change, but because he hoped to increase his popu larity. Tlie people have little patience with a demagogue, and, however able a man may be, they have very little res[>ect for him if they believe that lie will sacrifice his principles to gain place and power. Of the other candidates, Judge Gresham is tiic most talked of at prosent. He is not nearly so well known as Mr. Sherman, but for some reason the masses regard him wit h increasing favor. Somehow or other they seetn to he nearer to him than to the other candidates, and they feel they can trust him though, perhaps, there is not one re publican in a thousand who can give a satisfactory reason why this feeling exists. Horae of the best informed of the republicans apjiear to think that lie ami Gen. Harrison will enter the convention having about an equal support, but the in dications now justify the belief that ho will have a larger following than Harrison and Ilepew together. The fact is that Mr. Do pew, like Mr. Phelps, is much more likely to get the second than the first place on the ticket. Gov. Alger is much such a man as Judge Gresham. He came up from the ranks, and has wide sympathies and generous impulses. His groat fortune is the result of his ow n efforts, and whatever prominence he has achieved is due to himself. He has no such prospects, however, of getting the nomina tion as to justify a serious consideration of his chances. As the situation now presents itself, the nomination will go to oithor Sherman or Gresham, with the chances in favor of the latter. New Hotels. Several Georgia cities are very much in terested in a proposition to build commodi ous and modern hotels within their limits, and it is not improbable that in a few years, at most, that part of the truvoling public which visits them will be provided with much better accommodations. Savannah excited a desire in these citios for better hotels by her efforts to secure for herself a first-class one. The evidence of the success of her efforts will soon be seen. The hotel about which she has talked so long will soon lie built, and the impression is that it will be followed quickly by another. The prospect of a now hotel here lias probably encouraged Macon and Augusta to take steps in the same direction; and as both of those cities have gone to work with energy and deter mination, the chances are that they will get what they want. In South Carolina, Charleston has caught the infection, and the people are consider ably enthusod on the subject. It is hoped that these cities will succeed in their undertakings. No one thing adds moro to the growth and reputation of a city than a handsome, modern and well kept hotel, and a hotel of that kinds always pays. I’eter Rosmussen has just sailed from Baltimore for Norway, his native country, where n will preach the gospel without receiving any salary. He does this in accordance with a vow he made twenty five years ago, that if lie was blessed in busi ness ho would do tho work he has now en tered upon. Mr. Kosinussen deserves to lie commended. A great many people would have forgotten that promise as soon os wealth began to pour in upon them. A democratic member of the senate judi ciary committee is reported an saying that the republicans of the committee will palter with the nomination of Mr. Fuller for chief justice a little longer, and then report ad versely upon it. The republicans have already unnecessarily delayed action on the nomination, and if they will take the trouble to sound the sentiment of their own party in the country they will find that their course is not approved with any degree of uuaniiuity. THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY. JUNE 6, 1888, Lynchers Should be Punished. It is very seldom that lynch law is ex cusable. In communities where society is organized and the lnws aro in force, it should never be resorted to, and those who take the law into their own hands should be made to suffer the penalty of their crime. There is no doubt that inno cent men are not infrequently the victims of lynch law. When men are excited and horrified by a terrible crime that has been committed in the immediate vicinity of their homes, they want the criminal punisbod at once, and they are not as careful as they should be to get the right man. Evidence of guilt that they would hesitate to accept if they were jurors, they are likely to regard as true if they are acting outside of the law. Every once in a while it is discovered that an innocent man has been lynched. About two years ago near Eatonton, N. J., a young girl was brutally assaulted by a colored man. The crime aroused a bitter feeling in that neighborhood, and as sus picion p inted toward a respectable colored man named Samuel Johnson, he was arrested and placed in the village jail. Ho was an old man, more than 60 years of age, and had previously borne a good character, but his ago and character do not appear to have been given any weight by the citizens in deciding the question of his guilt or innocence. Masked men broke into the jail the first night of his imprisonment and beat him to death, and af terwnrd hanged him up by the neck. No effort was ever made to discover those who committed this crime. Subsequently a young colored man named Richard Kearney was arrested for the murder of a woman in the same neigh borhood, and convicted. He is now in prison waiting to be hanged. A day or two ago he confessed that he was the perpetrator of the crime for which Samuel Johnson had been lynched. The confession contained such details that there was no doubt about the truth of it. Ought not the men who killed Samuel Johnson to be arrested and punished? An they not guilty of murder? What valid excuse have they for having taken the lite of an innocent man, and de priving his family of their only means of support? New Jersey is noted for dealing out justice to all alike, and if she desires to maintain her reputation she will spare no effort to arrest and punish the men who lynched Samuel Johnson. The prompt punishment of a few of those who take the law into their own hands would put a stop to the lynching business. The Selfridge Court Martial. The proceedings of the court mart ial, now in session at the navy department in Wash ington. to try Capt. Thomas O. Selfridge on the charge of neglect of duty, promise to be quite interesting. The charge against him grew out of the Ikeshiina disaster, which occurred on the coast of Japan about fifteen months ago. At that timi he commanded the Omaha, and while atlkesh ima ho ordered heavy gun practice, the target being placed at tin foot of the bluffs of that island. After the Omaha had de parted some of the natives found an unex ploded shell near the target at which the Omaha had been firing, and carried it to their settlement. VV hiio they were examin ing it, not knowing its dangerous charac ter, it exploded, killing four persons anil seriously wounding seven others. Rear Admiral Chandler, who was in charge of the fleet on that station, at once relieved Capt. Kolfridge of his command, and sent him home, at the same time writing a letter to the Secretary of the Navy which placed the captain in a very hod light. • A court of inquiry was held at Nagasaki, and it found Capt. Selfridge guilty of negli gence, but this finding was modified by the statement that he was not chargeable with deliberate carelessness, liecause lie had taken precautions against the kind of an accident which hap;>ened, and which he thought sufficient. Capt. Selfridgo made a great mistake in holding target practice at Ikeshima, be cause international law prohibits anything of the kind without permission. The regula tions of the Japanese government als > pro hibit it. It is alleged, however, that Capt. Selfridge was not aware of these regula tions. It is doubtful, however, if the plea of ignorance will be accepted, because it is his duty to be sure that ho has a clear right to engage in target practice wherever he undertakes to do so, and it is also his duly to be certain, after practice is over, that no unoxploded shells aro left where they may lie a source of danger to those who may be unacquainted with their character, and thoughtless enough to handle them. If Capt. Selfridge can show that he took all reasonable pro cautions against danger, and that those whom he trusted to carry out his instruc tions failed to perform their duty, ho may escape all punishment, hut if lie cannot do that, and it appears that he was really neg ligent, his position will be far from a pleas ant one. Showman Barnuin has celebrated his 78th birthday a little in advance, but he did it iii such a maimer as to oau-e peoplo to hope that he will live todo so again. He gave to the Fairfield historical society ami the Bridgeport scientific society property in Bridgeport valued at $250,000. This act was intended to be a surprise to the two societies oil the occasion of his next birth day, which will bo July 5, but tho old showman changed his mind Saturday. He tells the story himself, as follows; “I awoke about 5 o’clock. I lay there thinking that I was nearly 78 years old, and when a man gets to that age he is liable to be taken off almost any day. I looked ovor at Nancy, and revolved in my mind the responsibili ties that would fall to her in settling up my estate, and docided to give this building to day to the officers of the societies. You see, I am sort of bousecleanlng for my birthday, that if, I am getting my odds and ends together, and have other important plans to carry out in the cause of educa tion. ’’ Mr. Barnuin has made a big pile of money, and be is giving some of it back to the people who have always liberally sus tained him. A Republican organ, the New York /Yes*, prints as a flaming head-line the words, “Cleveland's Many Foei,” referring, proba bly, to tho members of the Republican party. The St. Louis convention shows that he has very few, if any, enemies in the Democratic party. The New York Herald refers to “the quick resuscitation of the south" as being the economic wonder of the nge, and the Herald is quite right. The progress of tLe south in the last half century has been pretty ‘‘peart,” and no mistake. CDRRFv- ro'/MENT. For Morrison a.nu Gresham. From the Philadelphia Time* (Dem.) Politics would be much simplified if each state had but a singlo favorite son. It is when there are two favorite sons t a state that, the trouble begins, and the state is liable togetieft. An Unpleasant Discovery. From the St. Ixiui* Republic ( Dem.) The congregation of Plymouth church. Broo klyn, have discovered that having one great pn-acher like Mr. Beecher is attended with one serious disadvantage, the impossibility of getting another. A Republican Opinion. From the Pittsburg Disjvitch (Rep.) Mr. Depew's nomination would mean that the re-election of Cleveland is practically conceded. But the oractical politicians who are flock ng to his standard would probably be able to console themselves* for the disaster to the party at large, by the handling of large contributions from the Vanderbilt funds during the progress of the campaign. The Retort Courteous. From the Louimulle Courier .Journal (Dem.) Our esteemed but excited friend, the Boston Tra ve ller , declares that itself and its r*d re publican confreres will tight, if need be, till h—l freezes over—or words to that effect—to secure, the free vote of every down trodden negro in the south. That is surely a noble aim. And whou Miss Ophelia has made a man of Topsy let us hope she will vote him intelli gently and patriotically, and give him and us a rest. BRIGHT BITB. Day Apter the Wedding. —“ George, dear, now that we are married, there should be no secrets between us, so please hand me the bottle of hair dye you will And on my dressing table." -Truth. "Wei.l, Edith, did Mr. lambrequin make you art offer of his hand last night?" “No. mamma; he’s so shy. you know—has never got any further than offering me his arm, so far."— Life. It is said that ‘ brains will tell." Sometimes they will, and sometimes they w ill n*t. Some times the more brains a man has the less he tells, it doesn't always answer for the brains to tell. —ijowell Courier. Baulky—-I see that all the great guns they are building nowadays are rifled. Gngley Not all. Some of the "great guns" of society that I have talked to lately are noth ing but ‘‘smooth bores."— Judge. A Cynical Remark. -Candidate— How many independent voters are there in New York?" Cynical Bachelor 1 can't tell unless I know how' many unmarried citizens above 21 years of age there are iu the city. Texas Siftings. A Miscnderstandino. Stout old lady (to clerk) You keep good corsets, do you, young man? Clerk—Yes, ma'am, our corsets are simply Immense. Stout old lady loaves in a huff.— The Kpoch. She I'd love to see my name in print just once. He—Well, darling, marry me. She But then it would be in twice, you know. < >nce for the wedding and once for tlie divorce. —Town Topics. "I wonder what’s wrong at, the Fahleries' mansion? The bells are all muffled, the side w alks covered with matting, and the doctor just drove away." **Whv. haven't you heard? Their pug has pneumonia."— Life* Tiik Question of the Day.— Mrs. Wistful— What happy people you are, to have six nice daughters! What resources for your old age! Mr. Quiverful Yes. Resources enough! But the dime ilty nowadays consists in husbanding one’s resources [—Punch. She—Ralph, why did you send me a little red flag to-day? Ralph <a rejected and dejected suitor)—l beg you will wear it as a signal of danger. You know, I would not like to see the other fellows suffer as I do now .—Life. "Good morning, Mr. Duck." "Good morning, sir; but my name is not Duck." *T beg pardon. What is your name?" "My nan)? is Waddler." "Well, isn't a duck a waddlor?"— Areola Record. "John, dear, do they play base ball by eiec tricity?" "Why, of course, not. What made you think of such a thing?" “Oh, nothing; only I saw- In the paper that the Boston base hall club had paid $20,000 for a battery."— Harvard Lampoon. It's well enough to talk about love in a cot tage, but When you lie down to your slumbers And awake with a bug in your ear. Ami the maiden who walks in the morning Is shod like a mountaineer, it is quite another thing.— Truth, Boons <on board Pullman sleeper, coming to his friend's berth at 11 a in.)—Not up yet Jag ley! 1 hop* you’re not ill? Jagley (despairingly) I cawn't leave this berth, deah boy, till iLie end of tlie twip. Mv twaveliu.T cap blew off on the prairie lawst night, and 1 should pewish with shame to be seen on the twain 1 >areheadod. —Judge. Quiui.ky took cold and died. Three months later the widow received a proposal of mar riage. "Gracious me!" she exclaimed in horror. “(Jet married! Why, my husband is hardly coldj’ct!" "Excuse me, madam," said the suitor politely; "I did not know that. 1 understood it was cold that killed him."— Boston Courier. PERSONAL. During his recent visit to Punkiric, Gen. Bou langer received some fulsome compliments from the same old market woman who twenty odd years ago gave a silver fish to the Empress Eugenie. Senator Hawley received thirteen votes for four ballots in the Republican National Conven tion of 1884. He is not superstitious, but be would rather have twelve than thirteen votes this year at first. Wilson M. Campbell has just been pardbnod from the Kansas penitentiary after serving three and a half years of a ten-years’ sentence to which he was condemned upon the perjured testimony of his wife and daughter. Millais’ famous picti'ue of Gladstone, which the Puke of Westminster sold when he divided politics with the Grand Old Man, has finally come into the possession of Lord Rosebery, ami will lie sent to Melbourne for the centennial ex position. Ephraim Blaine, tho great-grandfather of James G. Blaine, was commissary general of t he continental army for three years, including the period of the cantonment at Valley Forge. He was a man of large fortune for that day, and tho records showed that during that long and trying winter, with the aid of p rsonal friends, ho made an a Ivance of stoo,i>oo for the support of the patriot army. Millions of dollars of gov eminent money passed through his hands with out i suspicion of his purity or disinterested ness. Queen Sophie of Sweden, who is again in Bournemouth, England, is described as of mid dle bight, wears her brown hair In plain hands, and her features, which bear the stamp of long physical pain, are clearly cut. She is a woman of clear judgment and strong intellect. She reads enormously and remembers what she has read. Every morning after her breakfast she receives and peruses newspapers from every European country, under-landing all the lan guages, with the exception of Italian, which is translated to her. The Alta California tells that not. long ago some tourists from the east culled to a lima who was digging in Joaquin Miller’s garden, near Fruit Vale, and desired to be shown over the place. The moil dropped his pick and very patiently showed the garrulous party the crematory, the water works, the wolf deii, and all they desired to see. But they expressed dreadful disappointment at not having found the poet at home. "Now, look here, old fellow." said the leader of the party, as I hey were going, to the man, who was about to resume his pick, "what sort of a looking man is Joaquin Miller, anyhow?" "Well, he looks like me,” was the quiet answer "Like you? Isxiks like you?" "Yes; I am Joaquin Miller." S L. Clemens, better known ns Mark Twain, of the publishing firm of Charlps L. Webster & Cos., gives the following interesting facts re gnrdlng Gen. Sheridan’s memoirs, soon to lie given to the public: "Mr. Webster and I called on Gen. Sheridan at his office In the war depart rnent a couple of years ago and made a contract with him lor his autobiography, upon terms satisfactory to both parties. This was not long after we had published tho second volume of Goo, Grant’s ‘Personal Memoirs." I ion Sheri dan was as reluctant to try the untried field of authorship as had lieen Gen. Grant before him, but the desire to secure a comfort able provision for their families prevailed with both. Gen Bher!dan's procedure, after be had once made up hts mind, was characteristic of him. He went at his task with all his might, and never called a halt until it was finished. One can see by his manuscript that ho, like Grant, found authorship easy after he onoe got started. Authorship is alway easy whon one has some thing to say." ITEMS OF INTEREST. Tin? surface of the Dix river, in Kentucky, was literally black a few’ days ago with new lights that had swarmed into the stream from Kentucky overs. People who saw the enormous shoal of fish when it passed Harrodsburg say that one blow of an oar in the water would have killed dozens of them, A few days ago a Mr. Conti of Richmond, Va.. noticed that his infant son was covered on the neck and arms with a number of red spots and he subsequently discovered that the child had been bitten by a large spider. From that time the infant's limbs began to swell, and the little sufferer died in great agony. Moses Williams of Brooklyn wrapped a newspaper around $5,000 in greenbacks, and left the parcel on a chair in a New York hotel for three hours. Those who noticed it seemed to think it was an old shirt, aud several persons were quite put out when Moses rushed in and told what it contained. As Thomas Dolan of Boston was crossing a street, the shaft of a passing vehicle slipped under his watch chain and whipped out his timepiece. He jumped hack to avoid being run over, and immediately after searched for his watch, which had leen abstracted from his pocket in so remarkable a manner. The time piece. however, was not found. It was valued at $75. An English built collier, expected shortly at Rochester, N. Y., is looked upon as a dan gerous competitor for the honor of being the biggest steam collier navigating fresh water. Her hull is of iron and .she has a capacity of from 2,000 to 2,500 tons of coal. She will ply between Charlotte, Detroit. Chicago, Duluth, and orhi r points on the upper laxes in the coal carrying business. While one of the workmen at Plate Glass City, Pa., was excavating near the main build ing, a fety days ago, he unearthed a copper inpdal, which is supposed at one time to nave ornamented the riecK of an Indian pjjief. It was a Ijrifish medal, and contained on one side the head of one of the EbtfUnh klo.gs, and on the other the idetvre of an Indian shooting at a deer with a bow and arrow. The surface was so corroded that the date could not be deciphered. The city counsellor of Rt. Louts is engaged in testing thejvalidity of the ordinance making it a misdemeanor, punishable by a line of not less than SSO nor m '•rvr than SSOO, for any telephone company operating in that city to charge more than SSO annum for telephone service. In order to bring the question to an issue, he has instituted a prosecution against the officers of the Bell telephone company, charging them with violating the provisions of the ordinance by refusing to furnish a certain citizen with tel ephone service at the rate of SSO per year. J. B. Perry, of Toronto, Canada, has invented a novel attachment for anchoring carriage horses, doing away entirely with hitching posts and tie straps. His device consists of a .simple strap buckled at one end to the reins ami pass ing through between eccentric rollers, and a slot in the b ttom of the carriage is attached at the other end to a drag weight. When not in use the drag is drawn up to hug tightly the bot tom of the carriage, and to anchor the horses a small lever is touched and the drag drops to the ground, holding the horses direct from the bit as naturally and safely as if held by the driver. At least half of the saloonkeepers in Pitts burg who were refused a renewal of their licenses are going into the restaurant business, according to the prediction of the Commercial (idzette. “One of these unfortunates in the Sixth ward, who seems to be well informed, estimates that about ten of the eighteen appli cants refuse l in that ward v. ili soon b > dis pensin? eatables, ice cream and cigars. He is himself opening out on a rather extended scale, and estimates that it will cost him SSOO to fur nish his establishment. The enormous compe tition which will result causes him some anxiety, and predicts that ere long most of them will bo closing up their restaurants." A Chicago paper tells how Mrs James Brow n Potter and Kyrle Bellew presented “The Lady of Lyons," with “stage cat accompaniments," in that city the other night. In one of the most pathetic scenes of the play, “Claude’s" return >rom the war. the stage cat. a measly, moldy looking creature, dirty and paint-bedaubed, scampered across the boards, first in one direc tion and then in another. Becoming alarmed at the frantic gestures of trie stage employes behind the scenes, puss jumped down in the orchestra and took refuge in the audience. It is almost needless to say that the cat brought down the house, and even Mrs. Potter was obliged to give way to smiles through her prop erty tears. The Washington Evening Star says edito rially: “In Mr. Edison's own opinion tho jer fected phonograph is going to have an impor tant effect on the prograss of journalism, ena blitig correspondents and reporters to talk their copy into a machine instead of painfully w riting it, and enabling compositors to grind it out afterward and set it in type as it were from dic tation. Hut why, siuce the inventor is suggest ing possibilities still far in the future, may not he go a step farther and represent tho coming newspaper as printed in sound waves instead o? in type*? Who knows hut that the star of the twentieth century may not be delivered to its readers daily in the form of a scroll, which, be ing slipped into a phonograph and gradually unwound, wil! reel off the news of King Albert Edward’s health and the doings of congress, the Anglo-Russian war and the unbroken record of victories of the Washington base Dali nine, the messages of the Prohibition President and the latest congressional grunts of the parks of Washington to the local steam railroads? How It Happened. I got to thinkin’ of her —both hor parents dead and gone- And nil her sisters married off, and none but her and John A-living all alone there in that lonesome sort o’ way. And him a blame old bachelor, ccnfirmder ev’ry day! I'd knowed ’em all from children, and their daddy from the time He settled in the neighborhood, and hadn’t ary a dime Er dollar, when he married, fer to start house keeper on! — So I got to thinkin’ of her—both her parents dea l and gone! I got to thinkin’ of her, and] a-wondern what she done That all tier sisters kep’ a-gitting married, one by one. And her without no chances—and the best girl of the nack— An old maid, w'itb her hands, you might say, tied behind her back? And mother, too, afore she died, she ust to jus’ take on. When none of ’em was left, you know, but Eva line and John, And jes' declare to goodness ’at the young men must be hiine To not see what a wife they’d git, if they got E valine! I got to thinkin’of her; in my great affliction she • Was sich a comfort to us, and so kind and neigh borly— She’d come, and leave her housework, fer to he'p out little Jane, And talk of her ow n mother ’at she'd never see again— Maybe sometimes cry together—though, fer the most part, she Would have the child so riconciled and hannv like, 'twe * Felt lonesomer’n ever when she'd put her bonnet on And say she'd railly had to be a-gettin’ back to John! 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Cuyler, John F. Posey, Francis s Bar’ tow, Robert 11. Griffin, Edward Padeiford John W. Andnrgop, William B. Hodgson, William n Darnell, Joseph S. Fay, and John Mallery and their associates and successors, shall be and they are hereby incorporated, made andde clared a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the name and style of the Savannah Gas Light Company,” with all the privileges and rights in the said act declared’ mentioned and conferred. The said act declaring among other thin™. “That the said corporation shall have full and authority to manufacture, make and Tell EM, to be made of rosin, coal, oil, turpentine or any other materials, and to furnish sm h quantities of gas as may be reauired in time,tv of Savannah for lighting the streets, stores and buildings there situate, and for other purn ses to lay pipes or other conductors for conducting gas through the streets, alleys, lanes and sous -eS of the city of Savannah aforesaid. Provide? such streets, alleys, lanes and squares shall left in as good condition as they were at Hie time of laying such pipes or other conductors ami also to erect such buildings aud to hold uch real and personal property as may be reouisim to carry on the business aforesaid,” and that “this act shall continue in force for twenty years." J That the said General Assembly, by another act, entitled “An act to amend an act to incor porate the Savannah Gas Light Company and the August* Gas Light Company, approved December 14, 1819,” and approved December vt 1809, ohl enact “That the said Savannah (; Light Company is hereby authorized to increase the capital stock of said company to the sun, ef Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ” 1 of That the said the General Assembly bv an other act, entitled “An act to amend an act to ium.rrioratc the Savannah Gas Light Company and the Augusta Gas Light Company, approved December 14, 1849, and an act amendatoy thereof, ass-nted to December 18,186:.' “amian proved February 1. , 1869, did enact, "That the act entitled an act to incorporate the Sa-mnnah Gas Light Company and the Augusta Gas I ieht Company, approved December 14, 1849 and an act amendatory thereof, assented to December 13, 1809. shall continue in force twenty years from the expiration of the time limited for the operation of the act first above referred to hv toe terms (Bth) eighth section of said act so far as relates to the said Savannah Gas Light Com pany.” Your petitioners further represent that the said act and the amendments thereof have since the t ime when they were respectively approved as at oresaid continued to bo and are now in force, but will expire on December 14 jfjgg That your petitioners are the President and Directors of the said the Savannah Gas Ligiit Company, and the successors of the corporator, mentioned in the said act, approved December !4, 1849, and that they desire for themselves their associates and successors, that the charter granted to the said the Savannah Gas Light Company, according to the provision of the said several acts of the General Assembly, may be renewed for the further term of twenty years from the time when the same will expire under the limitations of the acts aforesaid. That the objects of said corporation, as well as the particular business it proposes to carry on. the corporate name and the amount of capi tal actually paid in, are particularly stated in the acts of the Geueral Assembly aforesaid and which are hereby referred to, and the place of doing business is the city of Savannah, in the county of Chatham and State of Georgia. Wherefore, your petitioners pray that the said the Savannah Gas Light Company shall be and remain incorporated, and vested with all the estates, rights, powers and privileges by the said several acts of the General Assembly of Georgia granted and secured, and with the powers common to all corporations, and with the power to dispose of its property, for the term of twenty (SO) years from the expiration of the time limited for the operation of the said several acts. JOHN M. UUERARD, Petitioners’ Attorney, Petition for renewal of charter tiled in office and recorded this 2Sth day of May, 1888 tb. s.] JAMES K. P. CARR, Clerk S. C., C. C. p EORGIA, Chatham County.—To the Sup®, v J rior Court of said county: The petition of DANIEL B. LESTER, JAMES H. FUKBER and CHARLES H. DORSETT and others, all of said county and State, respect fully shows that they desire to form themselves into a private corporation under the corporate name of “THE VERNON PARK COMPANY,” for the purpose of carrying on a geueral real .•state business and to operate hack or stage lines from the city of Savannah to points in i hathatu county, with the following powers: To buy, sell, lease, rent, grant, mortgage, encum ber, improve and otherwise hold and handle real and personal property; to subscribe for, purchase, receive, hold and dispose of the stock and obligations of any corporation chartered under the laws of this or any other State or Territory, or of the United States: to lend or borrow money on note or other obligation with or without real or personal security; to run, operate, own and control hack, stage or wagon lines from any point or points in the city of Savannah to points in said county', aud charge and collect fees for the carrying of persons or freight in its hacks, wagons, stages or other vehicles; to operate, own, rent and control parks and picnic grounds in said county; to in crease or diminish its capital stock from time to time to any sum not greater than forty thou sand dollars, not- less than three thousand dol lars; to provide by by-laws, from time to time, for assessments by way of loan to the company, or otherwise upon its stock or stockholders, and to enforce the payment of the same by the sale of the stock in question or otherwise; to exercise a!i corporate powers necessary to the purposes of the organization and all the rights and pi i-.vers conferred upon corporations by the laws of Georgia. The place of doing business will be Chatham county. Georgia. The amount of capital to be employed, actually paid in. will be three thou sand dollars, divided into thirty shares of one hundred dollars each. Wherefore, your petititioners pray that they may be incorporated as herein set forth for the period of twenty years, with the privilege of renewal. U. H. McLAWb, Attorney' for Petitioners. The above petition for incorporation filed la office and recorded this 15th day of May, 1888. JAMES K. P. CARR, Clerk S. C., C. C. KUKNISUINO OOODS. FINE WOOL IVERSHIRf IN VARIETY OF PATTERNS. COOL, ELEGANT, FOUR-IN-HAND SCARFS OF WASH GOODS, OPEN TO-DAY. Tennis Shoes. Yachting Sits. ELEGANT NEW STYLES IN STRAW HATS Pongee and Alpaca Coats and Veils. HAMMOCKS. CHINESE HELMETS. Balking Suits and Celluloid Collars. Fer Goods Suitable for This Warm Weather, GO TO LaFAR, 2f) BULL STRUKT^ JOYE-s. LABIESPKi T>o Your Own Dyeing, at Home* Tit y will dye everything. They areeold ev7r where. 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