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A DIGGER OP GRAVES.
Be Pauses and Chats About Hla Somber Work. From the Detroit Tribune. In the minds of the populace at large the grave digger is pictured as a person of solemn visage and somber apparel. This is • delusion. In truth he wears the garb of a laborer and has the countenance of geniality, as though he were not averse to delving in the sand and loam set apart for the resting place of the dead. In fact, he appears to assimilate the sentiments en graved upon carven marble tombstones and tall, polished browrittone shafts, as well as to imbibe the impressions created by sway ing evergreens, the plaintive songs of soli tary birds, silently flitting butterflies and the beautiful mute flowers. That is in the summer. In the winter his occupation is not gone. Then with pick ho breaks the frosted soil, while the sharp winds rudely play with drifting snows and clothe the monuments in fantastic garments of purest white. Some burial grounds are less picturesque, as for instanoe where the earthquake comes and swallows its victims as though it mat tered not how “dust was turned to dust, or ashes turned to ashes ” Again comes the burial at sea, wherothe deceased is tenderly enveloped m a canvas shroud, and amid bowed heads and the murmur of rolling waves the dead is cast to the tender mer cies of the deep. Or in the regions of the aurora borealis the dead is placed on a couch of crystal ice, with ice to the right, ice to the left and ice above them. Learned scientists of the olden times reduced in fiery retorts of elegant structure the de parted to ashes, which were placed in urns of elaborate workmanship for preservation. Moderns are now endeavoring to resuscitate the custom of cremation, and would do away with the grave digger of universal civilization. The Indians of America had an original idea. An example was seen in the wilds of Idaho several years ago. It was on the east fork of the Salmon river, on the north ern slope of the Sawtooth range of moun tains. It was on a triangular shaped park at the mouth of a canyon, whose sides were heavily timbered with stunted pines. In the park stood an umbrageous oak. Twenty feet from its base a platform had been constructed in the strong branches. Upon the platform, wrapped in bark and swathed with leathern thongs lay the bones of departed chieftains renowned for their prowess in battle. They were out of reach of prowling wolves and secure from the eagles that swoop down occasionally from the purple peaks. But civilization requires a fulfillment of the law of earth to earth and ashes to ashes. A visit was paid recently to a grave digger at a cemetery in Detroit. He was brown from exposure, bearded and withal pleasant. He sees many people in tears, but of those he is discreetly oblivious, and he is loth to disturb any who cetne alone in sorrow to hold silent communion with the dead. This grave digger did not refuse to tell anything of his occupation. It is a juivilege accorded to but a few in any settled community to make a trade of creating excavations of 5% or 6 feet in depth as per the universal regulations of cemeteries. “The undertaker brings to the superin tendent a notice of death, said he, "with the deed of the lot and a statement of the wishes of the bereaved in relation thereto. Then I receive my instructions. Sometimes it comes the day of burial, on short notice. On other occasions a day or two may elapse. Some days wo may have but one grave to dig and on others three or four. Sometimes the deceased may be placed in the vault and there remain for a length of time to await the coming of a relative from far away, or to await the preparation of a family vault. "But the most interesting portion of our business is in the opening of old graves for removal of the remains to another lot or eexeterv. Not long since one was openod on the public lot for the purpose of placing the remains of the deceased in a grave on a lot that the relatives had purchased. The burial had been made twenty-two years ago. The coffin and shrouds had all vanished, but the body was still there, just as it was first buried, only that tho flesh had dried on like a piece of parchment, but was thick and shrunk together. The soil was clay. It had been stamped down over the box, and, hardening like cepient, formed a natural air and water-proof crust. Another opened gravejof eight'years, showed a petri fiedjoody, just like stone, and another, that of a*wornau who died over seventeen years ago from having her lower limbs cut off by being run over by the street cars, was also found to be as solid as rpek—petrified. “Air-tigbt cast iron caskets have wonder ful preservative powers. Through the small glass top of one recently taken up for removal its occupant, placed therein nearly twenty-six years ago, was seen looking almost as on the day of burial By looking closely, however, one could see that the flesh had dropped down a bit from the skin. The collar and neckwear was in place also. “Wood coffins and caskets, of course, do not last so long, and much of their en during qualities depend upon the character of the soil they are placed in. Silk shrouds last a great length of time. In a recent taking-up the flesh had all dropped away in dust from the skeleton, while the shroud of silk was intact and so strong that it could hardly be torn by the hands. Old-fashioned neckties of black silk are also frequently found in a state of apparent newness. “Natural hair does not decay, and lasts as long as the skull to which it clings. Teeth do not decay easily and remain sound. Occasionally false teeth will drop out of position, but retain their lasting qualities. Frequently we see teeth filled with gold, but strange as it may seem, very little if any jewelry is found. W hether but little is permitted to go in with the deceased or whether it loses its color and mingles in With the dust and so remains unseen, I do not know. Not long ago, however, I was told by a gentleman who had just buried his wife that he had placed her gold watch in the coffin, and just before it was closed had wound the watch up. But such cases are not often heard of. “Sometimes two persons are buried in one grave, either as a matter of economy or sentiment. Say for instance a child occupies a grave, and one of its parents dies. Then the coffin is taken up, the grave deepened, and the coffin containing the adult placed therein first, with that of the child on top. Or in case it is tho adult who dies first the coffin is simply sunk deeper to make room for tho smaller one.” And|the courteous grave digger turned to his work. A BACKWOODS FEUD. Throe Years of Deadly Strife Forgot ten In a Quarter of an hour. From the Detroit Free Free*. One evening, after a hard day’s climb in the mountains beyond Athens, I came upon a log cabin near the road. I said “even ing," because everything after 12 o’clock is “evening” in the south It was about 5 o’clock in tho afternoon, A man sat on a log at the door smoking and whittling, three children were playing about and a woman sat on the doorsill, with el bows on her knees and her face in her hands. As I came near, the man looked up and said: “Howdy, stranger!’’ Tho woman slowly lifted a face the color of a sunflower, gazed at me for half a min ute and then added: "Howdy!” Tho children sat down on the log in a bashful way, each sucking a Anger, and the father pocketing his knife, knocked the ashes from his pipe, and continued: “Mako yorself right ter hum. stranger. Children, bring tho gourd, and you, Jen, hunt up a bite to eat.” 1 explained that all I asked was a drink of water and some information about the route, but he spoke up with considerable energy: "You must stop with us to-night. There's no other place for ten miles whar’ they are fixed to take you in.” I demurred and he insisted, and I finally sat down beside him. We had scarcely be gun a conversation when the woman looked up and drawled: “Say, Hi.” “What!” “Better git yer gun.” “Why?” “’Cause Robinson’s coming." The man rose up, passed tne woman, and next moment came out with a rifle in his hands. He stood on the log and looked down the road, and as I cast my eyes in that direction I saw a man leave the road and take to a tree, “Yes, that’s Robinson,” muttered my host. “Stranger, you’d better squat! Children, lay low I ‘Jen look out for your self!” I sat down on the ground beside the log, while the children took cover on the other side. The woman never moved. “Who is this Robinson, and what doe* he want P' I finally asked. “Lives down on the creek and wants to shoot me,” was the calm reply. “He’s gittin’ yer range, "Hi!” remarked, rather than exclaimed the woman. Next moment a bullet whistled over my head and the report of Robinson’s rifle camo to our ears. “He couldn’t hit a barn at the end of his gun!” muttered Hi, who stood with rifle ready to raise to his face, There was a long silence, and then he stepped down and said:— “Guess we’d better go in, stranger. Rob inson’s an onery skunk, and is probably creepin’ up on us for a elusser shot. Jist don’t mind us, but make yerself to hum.” The door had not been shut to after us as we entered the cabin when a bullet struck it. This aroused the spirit of the woman and she exclaimed:— “There, Hi Kkivens, didn’t I alius say Robinson was a coward!” “Yes, you alius did.” “And you have got to wipe him out I” “Yes, I hov. ’Tain’t no use puttin’ up with him no moah.” “Have you and Robinson been at this thing very long?i’ I asked as I sat down. “'Bout three years,” “Its what they call a feud is it?” “That’s the name, I guess. I’d have had him twice if mv gun hadn’t missed fire, and he’s hit me once.” “Only a trifle though,” added the woman, as if 1 would regard the wound as a stain upon Ills honor, “I’d like to see the man as could kill pop!” exclaimed the oldest child, a girl of ten. “Go ’long, Nancy, and take that with you!” said the mother, as she bestowed a sound cuff on the ear. Robinson now fired a bullet through the only front window and uttered a war whoop. “Goin’ to stand it?" queried the woman as she looked over to her husband. “In course not. Stranger, I’m sorry for this muss. That ornery Robinson has took advantage of you bein’ here to raise a furse. Don’t blame it onto me.” I excused him and asked him for the ori gin of the feud. He could not give a clear reason, and after ten minutes’ argument he consented to let me go out and talk with Robinson. I openod the door, waved the only white cloth the woman could find in the house, and soon after went out. Rob inson was bedind a tree across the road. “Howdy, stranger?” he queried as I came up. “Has Hi surrendered?” When I told him I had come to act as a peacemaker he laughed the idea to scorn. “Didn’t he tell a hull barroom full of fel lers at Athens that he could put me on iny back ?” he howled. “And what else?” “Didn’t he call me a sassafras chewer and make fun of my shootin’?” I went back to Hi, and he roared out: “Didn’t he brag of how he could out jump me?” “What else?” “Didn’t he say wo run off durin’ the war!" I went back to Robinson, and just as dark ness settled down I patched up a truce. He was to come into the cabin and talk mat ters over, being guaranteed protection. When we entered Hi sat on the edge of the bed, rifle in hand. The two men glared at each other a minute, and neither the wife nor children seemed to have a quicker heartbeat. Robinson finally placed his gun in a corner, went over to Hi with extended hand, and said: “We’ve bin ornery long 'nuff. I know you kin out wrassieme.” “Yes we’ve bin powerful ornery,” re plied Hi. “I alius knowed you could out- Jurap me.” “And I chewed sassafrax.” “And we run off durin’ the war.” That settled it the wife set about getting supper, and it wasn’t ten minutes before Robinson was trotting one of the children on his knee. MEDICAL. Health Wealth. Da. E. C. West s Nerve and Brain Treat ment, a guaranteed specific for Hysteria, Dizzi ness, Convulsions, Fits, Nervous Neuralgia, Headache. Nervous Prostration caused bv the use of alcohol or tobacco. 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ANOTHER DEEP CUT IN PRICES AT MORRISON, FOYE & CO.’S Not an item mentioned below can be duplicated in any other Dry Goods House in town at the figures quoted. Unusual bargains in every department. 7.000 yards White India I.inen lawn, very sheer, at 6>4c. and real value 10c. and 20c. 50 pieces very handsome Printed India Linen, at 8B(C., reduced from 12H,c. 1 case genuine Fruit of the Loom Shirting, at B^e. 1 case Lonsdale Cambric, at 10c. 2 cases Colored Lawn, linen finish, at 3^c.; worth sc. Our entire stock Fine French Sateens, includ ing very many new styles received within the last ten days, at 25c.; price early in the sea son 35c. Just opened another lot of American Sateens, exquisite styles, yard wide, at 10c. and 15c.; worth 15c. and 25c. The balance of our stock of fine Challies, at 14^0. Big reductions in Black Chantilly and Spanish Guipure Lace Flouncing. 1 lot 45 Ineh Cream Oriental Lace Flouncing, at 38c.; worth Gsc. Special bargains in 45 inch Swiss Skirtings, at 75c., 85c. and $1 yer yard. Parasols reduced to half their former price. Positively closing out our entire Stock of Boys’ Clothing at actual cost. Just opened an en tire new line of Boys’ Percale Shirt Waists at 20c. each, and upward. MOBRISQ3ST, F6YE J & CO. Come For Them Quick! TREMENDOUS BARGAINS. Great Sale of Cotton Underwear We shall give you bargains never before offered in such goods. Many of these goods are made of Fruit of the Loom Cotton and Fine Cambric and known as the Celebrated B Fruit Underwear. We shall offer: LOT 1 FOR 29 CENTS. Night Roboa, Chemise, Heavy Cotton Torchon E Igo Drawer*, Heavy Cotton Hamburg Edge Skirts, Heavy Cotton Tuoked Corset Covers, Fmp <’otton and Cambric. One of the above will outwear two or three garments made of the cheap, poor cotton on the market. LOT 2 FOR 79 CENTS And this is an elegant line of goods for 79 cents. Night Robes, Chemises, Skirts, Drawers, Cor set Covers. Many of these goods actually worth $! Wo want every lady in town to have some of these goods. Now is the time to buy your Cotton Uii'icrwear for the year, as they surpass anything ever offered before. Remember the goods are made of first-class cotton and cambrics, and well made. —WE WILL ALSO OFFER DURING THE WEEK -100 pieces Plaid Nainsook at lie.; actually worth 15c. 100 pieces Plaid Nainsook at 9c.; reduced from 12l$c. Black Stockings that will not fade, crock or stain the feet. Full line for Ladies, Gents, Misses and Children. Every pair warranted as above, and if not found as represented, return them and your money will bo refunded. DANIEL HOGKAJX. SHOES, CLOTHING, NOTIONS, ETC. H CoqliMtarf Benefit! Tendered to the Citizens of Savannah and adjoining counties by Cohen,'the Bargain Man, Southwest Corner Broughton and Barnard Sts. Fifteen Thousand Pairs of Sample Shoes will be sold at 50c. on the Dollar, COMMENCING WEDNESDAY MORNING. Seeing i believing. Come around and sue id* your*li. Immense concessions in the prices of Ladies Muslin Underwear. 50 dozen Ladies' Muslin Skirts reduced to 21c. each. 50 dozen Ladies' Muslin Drawers reduced to 21c. each. 200 dozen Ladies' Gowns and Chemises reduced to actual cost. 25 dozen Indies' Black Braided Jerseys at 50c.; worth sl. In our Corset department we are showing all tho popular makes at lowest prices. 25 dozen Gauze Under vests, silk bound, low neck and short sleeves at 25c. each; worth 40c. A big drive in Children's Hosiery. 50 dozen Children's solid Colored Hose regular made at 19c.. reduced from 35c. 25 dozen Misses Lisle Thread Hose, solid colors, superior goods, at 29c., reduced from 50c. 1 lot Indies' Fancy Striped Hose at 33c., re duced from 35c. 25 dozen Gents’ Gauze Vests at 15c. and 35c., reduced from 25c. and 50a Our entire stock of Gents* $1 Unlaundried Shirts, redueinl to 75c. 50 dozen Gents’ Fancy Half hose, regular made, 6 pairs for $1: worth $1 50 20 dozen good size Bath Towels at 10c. each, reduced from 15c. snoK. FIRST CLASS this SHOE not only belongs in f.h* first i class, but oocupit's the head, standing way over all others and we can show a record on these poods that no other house can; and wo point with pride aud exultation to sales of more than 5,000 PAIRS OF OUR Ladies’ Genuine Kid Button Boot at $2 50. Are you looking for the host KID BUTTON SHOE at $2 50? Can you appreciate a BAR GAIN v.ben It is showp to you? You have one hei'e. 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The Rush Still Continues ATOU R GREAT CLEARANCE SALE, And Although we have been Selling Lots of Goods During the Past Ten Days, Our Stock of Boots, Shoes, Trunks and Satchels SI ILL qi IT E LARGE, and must bn sold. We again hog to inform the public and will Resold" * P ° SlUve sae and tlmt our entire retail stock of goods is offered A." T COST. We desire if, distinctly understood that this is no bogus dodge to get rid of old goods Retiring from the Retail Business, It will pay you well to call and suppply yourself lieforo sires aro gone JOS. ROSENHEIM & CO. _ C LOTHINU. == Wo havo mado an astonishing rod notion in the prices of our goods, aud all those who have the curiosity to see a flue line of Clothing at extremely low prices will b agreeably sur prised. Give us a call. SIMON MITCHELL, Biun of the Golden Arm. HASH HOOKS BLINDS, KTC. YALflll MilMliri SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, LUMBER. UPTOWN OFFICE: West Broad and Broughton Streets, SAVANNAH, GA. DRY GOODS. Our Entire let AT COST! 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