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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS Meeting Executive Committee of the Demo cratic Party >f Chatham County. Special Notices- Brush Electric Light and Power Company Dividend; A Card of Thanks from the ladies of the Port Society- Seed Rice For Pale. W. (1. Morrell; Faust Beer, George Meyer; Send Your Orders For Christmas Tur keys, Isaac Roos & Cos.; Savannah Steam Laun dry; An Elegant layout at Joyce's; Game, Poultry, Etc . at .Joyce's; Big 4 Prize Raffle, at Pigman’s; Window Shades, Mayer Bros.; Stock holders of Central Railroad Welcome, by L. & B. K. M. H.; Festival iu Aid of Catholic Church at Waycross; Odor Cases, Etc , at Strong’s Drug Store; Good Clean Peanuts, at Town send's: Sleeping Cars Between Savannah and Jacksonville via Savannah, Florida and Western Railway: Holiday Goods, A. N. O'Keefe & Cos.; Some Clinchers, Strauss Printing ('ornpany; For Coroner, C. P. Rossignol; Bear Meat, Etc., at Logan's; I*ast State and County Tax Notice; Christmas Gifts. E. M. Conner; The Investi gating Committee's Report on Chas. P, Gra ham's Fried Oysters. Amusements Lavina Shannon at the Theater; Annual Charity Ball of the Industrial Relief So ciety; Second Annual Hop of the Young Amer ica Social Club; Fifth Annual Ball of the Mystic Social Club; Christmas Grand (Jala Day at Thunderbolt; Keene at the Theater. Holiday Goods—A. Falk & Son. Holiday Goods Mme. Deabouillons. Useful Holiday Presents Crohan & Booner. Delays are Dangerous— At Silva's. Still the Sensation— Lindsay & Morgan. Christmas Presents— At LaFars. Free Concert— By Davis Bros'. Orchestra, Read— What Dumas Says. Christmas Novelties— A J. Miller A Cos. Tremendous Slaughter in Prices -Morrison, Foye & Cos. Kf/'amikr Preparations— For Sale by All Druggists. Holiday Goods— A. R. Altmayer A Cos. The Old Favorites— L. A 8., 8. M. H. Toox Like Hot Cakes—B. H. Levy A Bro. Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want ed; Employment Wanted; For R*nt; Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous. Col. Dudley's favorite song just now is, “Do they miss me at homo—do they miss mef* The question which interests the Indiana demo rats and a good many other demo-* crats seems to be, “Did Sellers sell out?” Some day, perhaps, the American eagle will spread her wings over both Canada and Mexico, but it will be a good many years before the spreading act is begun. The old barracks are being rapidly leveled to the ground, and nobody seems to he shedding tears over the fact. It will be a great day for Savannah when the big hotel is opened on the barracks sit a. At last accounts Mr. Harrison and Mr. Morton w re waiting for Mr. Quay to join them in Indianapolis, but Mr. Quay did not seem disposed to go. It is highly prob able the.t Mr. Quay prefers to have the loan of Mr. Harrison's ear when no one else b around. The Boston women have celebrated the victory they gained in the school election in that city. ” hey held a jollification moot ing, and there was much cheering, and the women are said to have been brimful enthusiam, but it is not stated that any of them were brimful of anything else. Mr. Kyrle Hellew has not abandoned the id<*a of chastising Mr. Pierre Lorillard for putting upon him recently a social slight. He announces that he is still on the war path, and that he will whip Mr. Lorillard ou sight. Bellew is said to an unusually handsome fellow. He had better go a little slow, or his beauty may be spoiled. The Georgia House voted about $500,000 for education at one whack the other day, and the Senate is more than likely to cou eur iu the action, Georgia wants the world to know that she is interested in education. Jf people are thinking of coining to this state, they ne4*d not stand back for fear the educational advantages will not be satis factory. Mr. John Jacob Astor, ofNew York, has made already several magufleent gifts to the cancer hospital in that city; but recently h • ignified his intention of giving about $K> 1,000 more to it, to be used in erecting a pavilion where men exclusively may be treated. Mr. Aftor is plentifully supplied "Mi the world’s good*, and he seoms deter mined that his name should l>e remembered after he is dead. Senator Reagan, of Texas, hus shown his indifference to tradition by appointing a woman as his private secretary. Oth*T senators have appointed their nephews and son*, but uo one has previously appointed a woman. The woman, in this instanoe li -waver, is the senator’* wife, so that if t here is a littlo flirtation carried o i bet ween toe senator and bis secretary, nobody can object. Mrs. Heagan*.i pay is $0 * day. The Direct Tax BUI. The question, will the President veto the direct tax bill? is Heinz quite generally discussed in the public prints. It is about certain that he will have the opportunity to do so. The bill passed the Senate very nearly a J r ear ago by a vote of 48 to 10, and it passed the House with amendments last week by a vote of 178 to 00. There is not much, if any, doubt that the Senate will agree to the ameudmeuts. Those who voted against the bill, both in the Senate and House, were democrats. A good many democrats, however, voted for it. The fact that so many democrats voted for it encourages the belief that if the President should veto it, there would not be much trouble in passing it over his veto. The bill provides for taking about $10,000,- 000 out of the treasury, and distributing it among the States which paid it. Nearly all of it, of course, would go to the northern states. New York, for instance, would get $2,213,000. Even Dakota would get $3,241. The argument advanced in favor of ti e bill is that some of the States paid the direct tax. and others did not, and that it is only fair that all the states should bo placed upon an equal footing with respect to it. That con be done, it is declared, only by returning the tax to those which paid it. Opinion is divided as to whether tbo President will sign the bill. Thet e are lome pretty good reasoi s for thinking that he will not, on the ground that it is not con stitutional, and also because the direct tax belongs to a period of the country’s history in which many things were done that did not bear equally upon all the states. For instance, a few years after the direct tax was levied a tax was placed upon cottfi, which did not bear equally upon all Tne states. The cotton tax took $08,000,000 out of the pockets of the farmers of the south. If the direct tax is returned, why should not the cotton tax be? The southern states are certainly in far greater need of the cotton tax than the northern states are of the direct tax. The states of the south are comparatively |>oor, while those of the north are rich; and. besides the northern states have about $80,000,000 distributed among them an nually in pensions, a very considerable part of which the south has to pay. The north is strong, and will of course do what she pleases. Not only does she get nearly all the money that i9 dis tributed from the treasury, but she shapes legislation so as to confer special benefits upon her poople. The tariff bill, which the Senate is now considering, is a sectional measure, and is almost wholly in the interest of northern manufacturers and against the southern farmers. The effort that was made tne other day by Senators Vest, Harris. Vance and Berry to have the tax on cotton ties re duced was defeated by the republican sen ators. The President has always acted upon his own judgment in public matters, and he will undoubtedly do so in the case of the direct tax bill. The fact that the bill will likely be passed over bis veto, if he should veto it, will not influence his action in tho least. The Annexation Question. Congressman Buttorworth’s joint resolu tion providing for tho appointment of com missioners to conduct negotiations f r the annexation of Canada, has given new life to the discussion of tho Canadian annex ation questiou. There is not much probability that the resolution will receive favorable consider ation. The number of those in this country who want Canada annexed to the United States is not largo, aud they are not aggressive. Indeed, the weight of public sentiment on this side of the Canadian border is that this country ha? all the territory it needs. Any way, there is no such anxiety among the people of the United States for annexation as would lead them to pay England for tho loss of Canada, or even to assume Canada’s debt. There would, of course, seme benefits accrue to this country from annexation. One of them would bo free trade between tho two countries just as there is now trot* trade between the states of the union, and another would be tho settlement of the fisheries dispute. Canada would cease to boa refuge for a certain ciass of American criminals, and a gateway fo* Cbinamo.i to enter this country in violation of the Chin-so immigration law. But all these benefits can be obtained without political union. They can be se cured by treaties and commercial union, and there are good reasons for thinking that commercial is preferable to political union. It will be time enough to talk o. annexation when Canada makes advances As she has more to gain by it than tMs country, it would be advisable to let ho suggest it. Tne indications are that she is n t think ing so much of annexation as independ ence. Her growth in population is about a rapid as that of this country, aud her lead ing men would much rather take th * chances for reaching places of power and influence in Canada as an independent nation than as apart of the United States. Mr. James T. Strauahan is called the ‘father of Brooklyn,” aud a banquet in his honor was given in that < ity the other day. In the speech he made, he advocated the consolidation of New York and Brooklyn. He said the people of the two cities were of the same sort, and had the same social and business interes s, and under the circum stances he could not understand why one municipal government would not serve them Letter than two. Mr. Stranahan will hardly live to see his idea put into execu tion. Brooklyn has a notion that she will be as big as New York one of these days, and she is opposed to “annexation.” Boston has all sorts of societies, one of which is the Society of Psychical Research, which had a meeting the other night to hear the report of the committee on med iuinistic phenomena. Some very remarka ble dreams wore related by the committee, but none more remarkable than the follow ing: A gentleman, while on his way to the Gettysburg cemetery dedication, was pux sled to know what he would say if ho were called cm to make a speech. While think ing over the matter, ho fell a deep, and dreamed the oration that Mr. Lincoln sub sequently delivered. A certain class of thieves in New York seem to make a good dual of money. Two men were arrested in that city the other day, and they pleaded guilty to stealing from the hallways of fashionable resi dences. Within a very short time they suc ceeded in getting posxossion ol about SSOO worth of overcoats, and no doubt a good many of their robberies were not traced. They thought the business sufficiently remunera tive to warrant t e taking of the risk of arrest a .and conviction. The Time for Action. It is admitted, of course, that Savannah intends to continue her efforts to secure deeper water in her harbor, but is it her purpose to insist upon tho 28-foot improve ment, or to accept the 20-foot improvement suggested by tho chief of engineers? This question ought to bo decided at once. If thoro is no probability of getting an appro priation for the 28-foot improvement from this Congress, or the next, would it not be advisable to have it understood without delay that a 26-foot channel to the sea will bo accept aide, s * that our senators and rep resentatives in Congross can take tho neces sary steps immediately to secure an appro priation in the pending river aud barber bill for a 26-foot improvement? Our friends in congress can do nothing until they understand what will bo accepta ble to us. Would it not be the proper course to consult with them as to tho advisa bility of insisting upon an appropriation for the 28-foot improvement? They are in a position to know what is best to be done, and if they advise the abandonment of the 28-foot improvement in favor of a 26-foot one, it would, doubtless, be wise to follow their advice. A 20-foot channel would not give us tbo depth of water wo want in our harbor, but perhaps, when that depth is obtained,congress will be willing to authorize the 28-foot improvement, if it bo shown that tho commerce of the port abso lutely demands it. The thing to bo done now is to decide whether a 26-foot improvement will be ac ceptable, and no time should bo lost in doing so. The river and harbor bill will soon be reported to the House. If nothing can be done for Savannah harbor in the House a strong effort in its behalf will have to be made in the Senate. Savannah hafbor has always been well treated in the Senate, owing chiefly to the efforts of that indefati gable worker, Senator Brown, and no doubt he will do all that can lie done for it in tho preseat instance. But who is to take the necessary steps to find out whether or not tho 26-foot sugges tion of the chief of ongiueers shall be ac cepted? There ought to be among our citi zens some who have a sufficient amount of public spirit to do so. It would not be diffi cult to get the necessary expression of pub lic sentiment. One energetic man conld accomplish that very quickly. Action by the trades bodies aud the city council is all chat is necessary. Of course Savannah will not be content with tho present 22-foot channel. He: commerce .s now greatly obstructed for want of deeper water. Whether the 28- foot improvement is insisted upon, or it is decided to accept a 20-foot one, every in fluence that can be obtained % should bo brought to bear upon congress to secure an appropriation for it. The whole of this state and Florida, Middle and Northern Alabhma, Birming br.m, Memphis and Kansas City are interested in having deeper water in Savan nah harbor because freig .is from all the ter ritory namod are seeking an outlet at this port,aud deeper water would insure cheaper freight rates. All the towns, therefore, in the territory interested should, through public mo tings, or thoir trade and munici pal organizations, urge their representa tives m congress to assist in securing fail treatment for Savannah harb r in tho river and harbor bill. The Georgia lejisl tture should pass a resolution instructing the congressional delegation from this stato to give special attention to Savannah harbor. Unless those interested in this harbor look afier its interests, it will hi neghcted, and he money it should have will bo given to important harbors. The Caucus System. The present aldermen would render the city a service if they should abolish the star chamber method of transacting the public business. The caucus system, ns they call it, is not a healthy one, and is in no way beneficial to the public. On the contrary, it enables indiv.dual aldermen to avoid responsibilities that they would have to bear if all the discussions of the council were carried on with open doors. If the chairman of each committee knew that the bills he approved, the men ho em ployed, the contracts ho made and all hi - other official acts would bj scrutinized by the public, he would l>e more watchful probably in discharging his duties. An official who feels that the eye of the public is upon him is apt to boa little more care ful of the public iutorests than when his ofii ial acts are discuued with closed doors, and the responsibility for them is shared with his follow official . The caucus system may not b3 intended to cover up anything the public snould not know, but where individual responsibili y is removed, it is not improbable that some things do exist that are rather expensive to the city, an 1 which would not exist if all public matters were discussed and passed up n in a public manner. The aldermen are public servants, and why should not the public know exactly what each oue of them does i Why should the matters in which the public is in terested be settled in caucus, and the public bo permitted to know only the conclusions reached i Surely no alderman is afraid to have it known what position he takes upon any question, and be ought not to hesitato to speak hi 9 mind freely upon auy subject connected with the city’s affairs. Would it not be advisable to require each candidate for alderman in the approaching election to pledge himself not to favor the caucus system in the event of his election' Let political clubs take this suggestion under advisement. It must make genial Mr. “Sunset” Cox feel jarticularly happy to receive the ex pression of gratitude from Dakotans for his . (Tort to have that territory admitted as a state at this session. The telegraph lines have been kept hot conveying to him such ex pros ions lately, and enthusiastic demo crats of North Dakota doclaro that they are goiug?to have the new state named Sunset a: id the capital named Coxville, and that if Mr. Cox will move there they will send him to tho Uuited States Senate—that is, if the republicans don’t outvote them. Mr. Cox is said to know more about Dakota than all the encyclopedias combined. Senator Iliddleberger, ot Virginia, may be the worse for senatorial toa sometimes, but on such oc&sions his wits do not desert him entirely. The other day, when a brother republican was trying to prevent him from offering a resolution for the re organization of the Senate ou Jan. 1 next, he wanted to know if the republican thought he was drunk. He received an evasive answer, and said: “I may be or I may be excited, but 1 never get into a fight , with a woman, as the president of the Sen ate has. 1 ’ He alluded, of course, to the con troversy between Mr. Ingalls and Mrs. Whitney, in which Ingalls showed a want of refinement, to say the least. THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1888. CURRENT COMMENT. A Very Good Idea. From the Washington Pott (Dem.) If Gov. Foraker is unable to enpe with the “White Caps'' of Ohio, he had better let out the job to Sheriff Smith, of Birmingham. Tired of Riddleberger. From the Philadeljthia ledger (Rep.) Senator Riddleberger has fortunately only a few months more in which to disgrace himself in the United States Senate. What he may do after his term expires is of less consequence, as he will then lie a private citizen, retired for ever, probably, from public life. Sectional Legislation. From the New York World (Dem.) The republican senators show their love for the southern negroes by voting to keep up the tux on cotton tics with which the small planters as well as the large ones bale their crop for market. Am! all to “protect” a Pennsylvania industry that is not vet b >ru! An Outrageous Bill. From the New York Times (Ind.) The bill for “refunding''tho direct taxes col- Iccted under the law of August, 1801, is about as Lad a piece of legislation as lobbyists, local greed, partisan spirit and cowardice combined could contrive. It is not to be doubted that it will j)H*>s the Senate when it goes hack there on account of the amendment adopted in tho I louse on Wednesday. BRIGHT BITS. A Good many of the cashiers who are settling in Canada are those who have neglected to do any settling over hero— Wall Street News. Reason for joy— “Ah!'' explained the mat ter-of fact man joyfully, as he saw the heading in the newspaper. “Trials of Authors," “so they’ve arrested some of those confounded poets at last, have they? Wouldn’t I like to be on the jury.”— Harper's Bazar. Amateur Photographer (who has been show ing some of his nttemps at portraiture) I h old like to take your littlo girl, if you wouldn’t inind. i.utle girl < who has seen the specimens)—Oh, no, Mauiniv,don't let him take me—l'll be good. Moonshine. He lain proud. 1 assure you, to make the acquaintance of a lady whose fame is so wide spread. >ue—Oh, 1 ain quite an insignificant person, believe me. lie—No, upon my honor, I've heard of you since the year one!— Buffalo Cour.er. Elderly spinster (to dry goods clerk)— l'll look at some stockin’s, Mister. Clerk—Stockings, inum? Yes, mum. Some thing for yourself? Elclerlv spinster (scanning him over her spec tacles-Sariain, young man, d'ye think I’m ou) in' stocuin s for the neighborhood?— The Epoch. Anarchist's wifi: Did you blow oop dot gourt house oop alruatty to night? Great Anarchist- Naw; I too tired vas to carry dot dynamite bomb. “Vat makes you so direil?" “I go to dot meeting off dose Anarchists con spirators und I got tired to my death init dose long speeches." Philadelphia Record Kittv (just up from a long “illness to friend calling upon hen-I'm crazy to get out to see the styles. I haven't a thing to wear that's lit to lie seen. Clara I'll go shopping with you. I know just what to get Grandma died since you've been sick, you kuow. aud I’ve got the giddiest mourning trousst an out.— Epoch. She I can only be a sister to you, Henry. lie (with repressed emotion)—How old are you? She (curiously)- Twenty, last October. He—Well, you can't be a sister to me. I've got a sister at home who was twenty last lujrust, and you see that sort of relationship won’t work Try something else.— Washington Post Obedient Boy— Mamma, may I speak? “You know that you must not talk at table." “.'•'.ay I not say just one thing?" “No, my boy. When papa has read his paper you may speak." (Papa reads through his paper and says kindly) "Now, child, what is it?” "1 only wanted to say teat tho water pipe in the bathroom had burst."— Fiiegende Blatter. Willis Popinjay— Sis, what is meant by “un conscious humor?" Angelina Popinjay—l can't give you an exact definition of it. Willie, but I can give you an ex ample. Willie Well, give us an example. Angelina When pa came into the room whuema was trying to nail up that bracket yesterday and said’ “Well, what are you driv ing at now?’'—Burlington Free Press. It is related by the cultured Eugene Field that when the venerable Jacob Levy lay upon his death-bed he was approached by a friend who sought to cheer him by uohling out vain encouragements and specious promises. “Jacob," said the friend, “bow foolish of you to talk of dying! Why, 1 never saw you lo k ing so well in ail my life betore. Brace up— you'll li e t > be ICO years old." “Mine friend,” answered the invalid, impress ively. “you make u m siakes ven you tings 1 live so long. Dor Lord isn't going der take rue .it 100 veu he can get me at 76."—Rochester Union. PERSONAL. President Cleveland an l Cardinal Gibbons will tak** part in tho celebration of tbe centen nial of Georgetown next February. Tbe exer cises will continue three days. Mrs. Harrison has not yet arrived at tho un enviable distinction which generally appertains to prominent women in this country. No tobac conist or soapmaker lias yet used her picture to advertise his wares. Mrs. Rebecca E. Rop.krtson, who died re cently in New York, provided by her will a fund of $500,000 fc-r the establishment of a home that w ill enable poor families to enjoy summer out ings. This is sensible aud practical charity. The mother of Clara Louisa Kelloggstra kosch, who always appears in a box when her daughter warbles n the stage, is nearly as youthful iu her face aud ways as she was at tin time of the birth of the cautatrice, 48years ago. Rev. William Right, aa eccentric English clergyman, lias left bis fortune to found a col lege for young women, in which the pupils shall get up early in tbe morning, take c >ld baths and attrrtd “quarterly couversaziones in which two-thirds of the persons present shall lie single men.” Mrs. Mona Cairo, who has become known in connection with the question of tho law of mar riage, has finished anew novel, which, under the title, "The Wing of Azrael.” will >e issued early in ISBl*. Mrs Calrd has already published two novels psoudonymously. "Whom Nature Leadeth" and “One That W.n3." “The Wing of Azrael." though not polemical, deals indi rectly w ith the question raised in tbe recent "marriage" corresjKmdence. Fiueno* te'l me, says a writer in the New York Star, that Mrs. Langtry s terribly worried over the fact that crow's feet have begun to ao pcar under her beautiful eyes ami that t here are other indications that her charms are beginning to fade When it is remembered that the Lily was a mature woman before she want on the stage, this will not he wondered at. she if np ting stout now. and rather matronly; besides, late hours aud the innumerable mild and other dissipations incident to the theatrical profes sion, will tell on even the most charming com plexion and the most robust constitution m time. KEfivomxEss is said to be a characteristic of Chief Justice Fuller. He seems to find it im possible to sit still upon the bench. His hands are constantly in motion at oue thing or the other. Often he takes a scrap of paper and folds and refolds it into a thousand shapes; or he turns over the pages of a book without look ing st them. Hut as a usual thing be is pulling at his mustache like a nervous graduate on commencement day. first his left liand twists and pulls a little at Ins left hirsute; and then the right, not to be outdone in caressing, per forms a like office for the long gray hairs on the other side of the nervous niau's mouth. Tins ia a sample of Russian descriptions of the czar's recent railroad smash up: “Hut our C’zar, our emperor, what a man. and what a golden heart! All those saved testify how. under a pouring rain, knee deep in the cold mud, bleeding terribly from both arms and hands, he helped personally to rescue the dying and the wounded for over two hours, his col ossa 1 strength doing him good service on that day. They tell how be spoke words of consola tion to those sufferers still alive, pledging his word of honor to the dying to care for their families as long as thev lived. \ priest was fetched in a hurrv from an adjacent village, all the survivors clamored loudly, a moss, a thanksgiving service for tho escape of our father, the czar.' ‘No,* cried the emperor, in a thundering voice,‘the mass ter tho dead, first of all, the prayers for the wounded.’ You should have seen the whole august family fall Ing upon their knees in the mud and praying fervently for the dead and tho relief of the wounded, before over giviug a thought of thanks for their own escape, and praying for the salvation of Russia, not for thoir own. ' 1 Hood's Sarsaparilla cures catarrh by ex pelliug impurity from the blood, which is the caiiso of the complaint* Give it a trial. An Approaching Test of Beauty*. From the Louisville Courier-Journal. Senator Joe Blackburn once said to Gen. Buckner, iust before his race for governor, that he wanted him to be elected more than any thing els.* so that he might go officially to Wash ington with Mrs. Buckner and show tbe people of the country that he had a wife far more beautiful than Mrs. Cleveland. Gov. and Mrs. Buckner will go to Washington very soon, and the verdict of the people then* will be awaited with interest. Mrs. Buckner has suffered much from ill teaith of late years, but she is the same beautiful woman that charmed all when she was the famous Virginia belle, Miss Delia Clai borne. To be sure, her loveliness is more spirit uelle than it was in her maiden days—chastened by suffering but she is none the less attractive, and 1* a type of southern womanhood that her sisters and all are glad to have as their repre sentative in Washington. Mr. Depew’a Latest Joke. From the New York Star. “Have you heard Chauncey Depew’s latest ?” asked a friend of me yesterday. “No? While I whs having achat with tbe interesting invalid on Thursday evening, a reporter, nervous from suppressed excitement, was ushered in. “ Is what the Star says about vour refusal of the mission to England correct, Mr. Depew?’ he inquired. “ ‘Well, in fact, it hasn't been offered me yet,’ said the invalid. “ ‘But suppose it were?’ “’Really, I don’t know, but I think not. I fancy I could not got along very well w’ith roy alty. for while there is no one who has more re spect for kings and queens than I, still I imagine they should l.e in their proper place.’ “ ‘And where is that sir ?' queried the visitor. “Chauncey's mouth caught the peculiar stnile he is said to have inherited from his maternal ancestors, the Revolutionary Shermans, as he replied: “ ‘Why, in a pack of cards, along with the knaves and aces, of course.’ ” Where Harrison Was Born. From the Indianapolis Journal. Writers for the press throughout the country are continually referring to South Bend, Ind.. as Geu. Harrison's birth place, whereas be was born and reared at North Bend, O. The error is easily acc -unted for from tne fact that South Bend is a large and thriving town, well known to the travelling public, and North Bend, a com parutively obscure village, situated near Cin cinnati. South Beud would be proud to count the general as one of its sons, and doubtless the honor would be considered mutual, but the In diana town has no wish to deprive the Ohio hamlet of any rightful distinction. The latest store ufioat is in the snape of an interview with an 80-year-old lady of Waterbury, Conn., who is made to say that she was a school teacher at South Bend in her earlier years, and cherish s among her choicest memories recollections of little Benny Harrison, one of her pupils. Either the old lady's “memory" is too vivid or a care less chronicler has placed her in a wrong light. North Bend in South Ohio it is; not South Bend in North Indiana. The Eongof Songs. From the Century. I'm a man thet's fond o’ music. An' w'en folks are not eround, I kin make our old nccorjun Squeak a mighty takin' sound; An' thet banjer bangin' yander, With its gentle plink. plank, plink, Tyears to git plumb at the bottom Of tho deepens* thoughts I think. Does me heaps o' good on Sundays 'For' the pra'r at church is said, Jes to stand an' hyear “Old Hunderd” Soarin' for up overhead! An' I most kin spy the augels Loanin' 'erost the gate up thar, When old Abrum Blacaburn's darter Leads us iu "Sweet Your o’ Pra'r.” But if you sh'u'd want to see me Wen 1 hev my broades’ smile. You must ketch me in the kitchen, W’en the kittle s on the bile! Fer I claim thar ain’t no warblin’ Ever riz on red birds’ wings Thet kin holt a taller candle To the song the kittle sings. Seems ez ef my soul gits mcller In the kittle r s first sweet note, Till 1 fancy woddin' music Screakin’ f’om the iron tli’oat. Sech times, ef I squent my eyes up, 1 kin fahly 'pyear to see Old man Abrum Blackburn’s darter Smilin' thoo the steam at me! Mrs. W hitney Silences Ingalls. From the New York World. Washington, Dec. 12. A characteristic story is in circulation in clubdom hero with regard to Senator Ingalls an<l his “bitter and vindictive” sentiments toward the President. Purina (he latter part of January President Cleveland gave a dinner, at which a numlwr of senators, among other and slinguished guests, were preseut. Senator Ingalls was a uong thorn. It so hap pened that when the party gathered around t lie great table in the dining room, Senator Ingalls found himself seated by the side of a well known society lady. It was the third elaborate dinner the senator had attended during the week, and it is presumed that the pangs of dys pepsia may have contributed to render him more than usually ill-tempered and sarcistic. At any rate the senator had Tory little that was pleasant to say of any subject broached by bis neighbors at table. He in dulged in a number of disagreeable personal! ties, and finally legan a tirade of abu-e of President Cleveland, at whose dinner-table he was then sitting. The Indy referred to was ex tremely annoyed and did her best to let the senator see it without being obtrusive. Tho senator, however, appeared to lx* oblivious or in Afferent to the feelings of the President's guests who sat about him, and continued to speak in disrespectful terms of his host. The lady is possessed of remarkable tact: she is also very patient, but this latter quality was well nigh exhausted. Turning to senator Ingalls, she said in her very sweetest tones “Senator, when l invite you to dinner I shall certainly give you the place of honor, on my right.” The senator promptly expressed his appreciation of this prospective courtesy, and was about to in du ge in a more effusive compliment when his fair neighbor interrupted him: ‘Because, senator," said sho. “if I have you within earshot l sha I be sure you are not saying .severe things about me." Tho Hilarious Loafer. Asa reporter of tho New York Evening Sun was walking through Madison Square he observed a seeding looking individual seated on one of the park benches laughing “fit to kill." Realizing that there are too few jokes in this world to let even a seedy looking man's wit slip, the reporter stopped before the hilarious lounger and asked; “What's so funny?" “Oh, nothing." returned 3he mirthful gentle man. ‘Tin just laug dng with ghoulish glee, that’s all. I teel good, stranger, I feel good." “May I not participate in your joy," asked the reporter, seating himself betide the other. “Well, yes. I'll tell you about it if *you*want to know. You see. when I was a boy I went to school with another boy " hose nature wasquite the reverse of mine. Ho was of an inquisitive turn of mind and I wasn't. If I owned any tiling in the way of a rubber or a top in the morning, he'd own it before night, and I’d go home with out a thing. Me always got th“ best of it ou a swap. Well, it’s continued that way all through life. He's got lions *s, and farms, and mort gages. and stocks, and all that sort of thing, and I ain’t got a red cent.” “Ha. ha " laughed the reporter, sepulchrally. “That’s deuced funny, isn't it? You are the sort of man to look for jokes among the deatn notices. I suppose?” “No, I don't look for jokes anywhere. I see 'em about me every day without lookin' for ’em. But say, you don't get on to the point of my joke. ” “1 must confess I do not.” “Well now look here. I’ve been to ■-e my friend five times in this last year. The first time he was nearly crazy because his big sto -k stable and fifteen horses had been burned the night before, and there wasn’t a cent of ii aur ance. The second time I called he was hi his wit*' ends because typhoid fever had broken out in his best paying Mats, and, b’gosb, every one of his tenants had given notice that they’ll leave him. The third time 1 called he’d just paid out SOO,OOO In bonds because the fellow ho stood sponsor for had gone to Canada with $300,- 000. Tne fourth time I called he couldn't sleep because St. Paul had cut a good-sized slice off his income, and yesterday when 1 saw him he was Himply wild over SIOO,OOO worth of mortgages that he hasn't had a chance to ver ify since he got them from his attorney. The next tune 1 call <>n him he ll | Mi m thelunatic asylum he will, and don't you forget it. That's why I laugh. There he'll b-. a prisoner, counting ids money over in his mind night and das worried sick by it, b'gosth sot having one* half tho fun I get out of the free air of heaven without a cent of money or an inch of land to my name. 1 toll you stranger, wealth In a curse, ami poverty in a hlessin and l m laugh ing just because I'm glad glad I ain't cursed though -ahem if you could curse me with the price of a cocut ail I'd thanks, your a gent. And the hilarious lounger sauntered off in the direction of a corner groggery. Positively the txwt remedy ever discov ered for all diseases of man and lieast that can l>e reached by an external medical ap plication is Rangum Root Liniment. One trial will convince. Ran gum Root Med. Cos., Nashville, Tenn. 50 cents per bottla. I For sale by Lippiuan Bros., wholesale , agents. ITEMS OF INTER 35T. A Mr. Lee of Toronto, aged 50, took a notion seven years ago not to talk any more, and the first word uttered by him since that time was spoken some days ago. The total tenement population of New York city now is from 1,100,000, or only about 500.000 less than the city's estimated population. There are 82,£j0 tenements in the city. A glove shop in Paris has the following: an nouncement posted over the door: “Wanted, small hands. Persons taking eight and a quar ter size had better not come to this shop.” Hadji Sulvmax Saha of Constantinople was 09 years of age when be took his last wife, and he lived to be 132. He had sixty sons and nine daughters, and seven wives, and survived them all. Arthur W. Murray of Chicago has two wives. Thej r have been the “be6t of friends" for a long while, but neither knew that the other was also the wife of Murray until last Saturday. The prize of SSO, offered by American Notes and Queries to the person guessing nearest New’ York's plurality for President, was won by Thomas H. White of Jacksonville. He guessed 14,033 for Mr. Harrison. Altogether 2,5? ti guesses were received, divided as follows: Harri son 1,323. Cleveland 1,243. Telegraph operators, it seems, are develop ing a disease of their own. One or two cases recently occurred abroad, in which the finger nails dropped off, one after another. The affec tion is supposed to be due to the constant ham mering and pushiug with th_‘ finger ends re quired by the working of the telegraph instru ment. Anew process in the manufacture of steel, which if successful will practically revolution ize the manufacture, it is said, is now* being perfeelc 1 by Hon. John W. Book waiter, of Ohio. In eight to nine minutes, it is claimed, pig iron can be converted into steel at a cost less than by any other known process. The new process, it is further claimed, is particu larly well adapted to the manufacture of cast ings. One of the longest inter-town fights ever known in Maine, was that over the construction of the bridge across the Sebasticook river at Peltoma Point, between the towns of Pittsfield and Detroit. The m •vement for the building of the bridge began in 1849. The former town wanted it; the latter town opposed it. The fight went on year after year. Every board of county commissioners was drawn into it. Not until 18K3. when the bridge was built, was the war ended. An interesting relic was received on Monday at the navy department in Washing ton. It wag a section, about three feet in length, of oue of the timbers of the San Pablo, one of the ships which composed the famous Spanish armada, which sailed to conquer Eng 'and 350 years ago. The San Pablo was one of the ship* which escaped. She was afterwards renamed “Navio Soberano," and after several cruises was wrecked on the coast near Santiago de t üba, where tue bulk now lies buried in the mud. There is an old man in Chichester ville, in the Catskills, who always speaks out in meet ing. Recently a city divine preached in the lit tle Methodist church of the village, and the old man became so excited at one or two home thrusts in the sermon which seemed to apply to a certain “close" neighbor, that be got up and shouted. “Tuat's right, youngster; hit 'em again." Anil later on when the sermon ap peared to come home to him, he cried out in slentorian tones. “Hint's so, b'gosh. We're all sinners, ev'ry durned oue of us. A touching incident is reported in connection with the recent wreck, near England, of the Estrella de Chile. When it was thought that the vessel wa doomed, an apprentice went be low in a hurried manner. Afterward, when the crew took to the rigging, most of them held on w ith both hands, but the apprentice kept oue hand to his b east “Have you got your money there, youngster '" asked a sailor “No," re plied the apprentice: “but I have the portraits of my dear mother and sister.*' It was for these*he had gone below In an hour of danger. A Berkshire, England, farmer has just lost a valuable cart colt from a most extraordinary cause. The colt Lai for a long time suffered very much from difficulty of breathing. An operation having been performed on its throat to no purpose, it was finally decided to have it shot. On the carcass being cut up and the necr. severed at the shoulders, to the great astonish ment of those present, a fair-sized toad crawled out of the opening in the w indpipe, and the ex traordinary cause of the fH)or animal's suffer ings became at once apparent. Tne t*ad was almost ted when extricated, bttt gradually as sumed its natural color. A large army of men, women and children, in Johnstown, Pa., gain a livelihood by picking scraps of metal from the cinder heaps of the iron and steel works in that city. The “cobble pickers." as they are known, are generally aged and feeble, and earn all the way from $lO to $lO per month. With hoes and rakes they dig in the cinders as they are dumped, and struggle and push and wrangle for the possession of the metal as it is uncovered. Each picker has hi or her pile of •’cobbles,"and the iroucompany's teams come around at intervals. Tbe driver weighs each pile, gives the owner a voucher for it, and takes the accumulated metul to the scrap heaps to be melted again. It is estimated there are now in Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada about fifty institutions for the education of feeble-minded children. These all originated, says a western writer, in the effort of Edward Seguin, a French physician, who, exactly fifty years ago, gave up a brilliant career and devoted himself to the cure and restoration of tbeve unfortunates. He discovered and taught that idiocy is not tue re sult of deficiency of brain, nor of malformation but is the result of au arrested development, occurring at any stage before, at or after birth In his own school h* succeeded in counteracting this arrest of development and in restoring to society about 75 per cent, of his pupils. The supervisors of San Francisco are flooded with petitions for cable road franchises. A cor respondent writes that “the great success of the new Powell street line, that crosses town and then runs to the Cliff bouse and the ferries, has stimulated other companies, and the city bids fair soon to be gridlruued with cable roads. Ir is unfortunate tor the citizens that all the old cable companies obtained tneir valuible fran chises without the condition that they ghoul i provide for the all-night travel. The result is that from 12:80 o'clock to 5:30 o’clock in the morning no cable or horse railroads run cars Thus the largo number of people who work ut night are forced to walk home or wait until the first morning car." TnE champion STEEPLEJACK is probably Will iam Green of London. He has repaired no fewer than fifty-three towers and spires, includ ing that of Sal sbury cathedral, 104 feet high: Louth, Lincolnshire, 350 feet; Grantham, 82a feet, and Whittleseu, Cambridgeshire, 280 foot. He has also built or repaired over 550 chimney stacks, the highest being 22) foet. He has been in t ho employment cf the government as a diver. After the Tiy bridge disaster be recovered ten bodies of the ill fated passengers, and helped to raise the engine and tender. < >nc of the hardest pieces of work he ever had was on a big chim ney at Seeley’s flour mill, Lincoln. This chim ney was 280 feet high, with a diameter of 70 feet, at the Stse and Bat the summit. It was 3fo i 6 inches out 9f tho perpendicular, but in nine days Green and three assistants had set It to rights by using screwjacks. A Brussels lack merchant had received from a Belgian, residing in Paris, an order for a quantity of Malinos lace. The goods wore carefully packed iu a lead coffin, which was dispatched to the Paris address as containing a corpse. The Paris merchant bad to wait so long for the arrival of the “body” that he at length complained to the manager of the North ern railway, who informed him that the coffin hail been detained at the frontier owing to tho non-compliance with certain prescribed for malities relating to the transmission of corpses The merchant at once took the train to Quiev rnin. dressed in solemn black and with a mourn iug hand around his hat, and wearing an ex prestdon of profound sadness. But in spite of his emphatic protest against such an act of desecration, the < fflcials insisted <>n opening t lie cotltn. w hen the truth oame to light and the ingenious smuggler wan taken Into custody. The bulletin Internationale de V Electricite states that the French government has con tracted for the building of a submarine boat, which, unlike the Uyumotc, recently tested at Havre, is to be used for defensive rather than offensive purposes, its object being the destruc tion of submarine mines, and thus preiiaring the way for the main vessels of a ti*et. It is to lie cigar shaped, and is to l>e made of steel placeso.l6 inch thick. Its total length will be 14.95 feet, and its diameter five feet four Inches, lta crew will consist of two men, who will be provided with air by stores of compressed oxygen, permitting a stay of several hours be neath the surface. The b*iat will be propelled by a screw driveu by an Edison motor, the current to which is to bo supplied by a Scau , aebieff primary lottery. If your complaint is want of appetite, try half wine gloat Angost ura Bitters Iwfore 1 meals. Dr. J. O. B. 81 gu t & Fons, de manufacturers. BAKING POWDER. ____ CREAM &AXIN® Niwdeß Its superior excellence proven in millions of homes for more than a quarter of a century- It is used by the United States Government. In dorsed by the heads of the Great Universities as the Strongest, Purest and most Healthful. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder does not contain Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Sold only in Cans. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. CHICAGO. ST. LOUIB. DRY GOODS^ Dsffi lolly Presents! AT tola 4 Dow's, 137 Broughton St. CONSISTING OF Ladies’ White and Colored Bordered Hem stitched Handkerchiefs. Ladies' White and Colored Embroidered Handkerchiefs. Gentlemen's Hemmed and Hemstitched White Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs. Gentlemen’s Colored Bordered Hemstitched Handkerchiefs. White and Colored Bordered Hemstitched Silk Handkerchiefs. Colored Brocaded Silk Handkerchiefs. Gentlemen's Lined Kid Gloves, with fur tops. Jouvin’s Kid Gloves, in Black and Colored. Armstrong’s Spiral Spring Garters and Sus penders. Gentlemen’s and Boys' Neckwear. Colgate's Toilet Soaps and Perfumery. A large assortment of Puri tauand Gloria Silk Umbrellas, in 24 and 26 inches, with Ebony, Oxidized and Gold Mounted handles. Wiai&Dnmf. medical, jmu^nwM 18 CALLED THE Wonderful Chill and Fever Expellei f cures the chills and fever, tones up the system i ves ro appetite, bringing strength and health to tb ;ffercr. BUOE*. A MAN MUST BE VERY HARD TO SUIT If he Is not satisfied with the James Means $4 Shoos. Retailers who are up with the times sell them in all parts of the U. S. U Tou cannot afford to do wit tin uttlicm Ip* JAMES MEANS' MLs3^s4 wJSipf^SHOES. S VERY fbr the James c -best Ait $2 Shoe for Bc>* MADE. Shoes from our celebrated factory are sold by the lxwt retailers throughout the united States, and we will place them easily within your reach in any State or Territory if you will send us a postal can! JAMES MEANS A CO., 41 Lincoln street, Boston, Mass. Pull linos of the above Shoes for sale by ▲. 8. NICHOLS, 128 Broughton street, Savannah. DRUGS AND MKI >l< INKS. PARK EXTENSION DRUG STORE. Try Compound Mutton Suet with Vasaline. F'AR superior to tho simple suet hitherto used, and will lie found an excellent prepa ration for Clumped Hands, Rough Skin, Hands and Lips. It 1a also of markinl benefit in Burns. Price 25c. packet. Prepared only by M. JOHNSON, DISPENSING CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, DRAYTON AND NEW HOUSTON STS., SAVANNAH, - Ct A. lit MSXB: la; m ber! A. S. BACON, Ofilue and Planing Mill, Liberty and East Broad strsrts A FULL STOCK of DRESSED and EOUQH LUMBER, I.ATHS, SHINGLES, etc., always on hand. Estimate, tfven upon application ] Prompt deli Terr Kusranteod. Telephone 117. J GRAY A O’BRIEN. BI& SALE! II WEEK —IN— Dross Goods, ■mi Blankets, Ladies' Wraps, LICE CUSS, Boys’ Clotli —AND— Table Linens CM I Hi. SPORTING GOODS. Hammerless and Hammer Guos Made to Order. BEFORE buying elsewhere call and ex amine my stock and get prices, as I have just returned from the north, and have laid In a very fine stock of GUNS, PISTOLS, FISHING TACKLE and SPORTING GOODB of all kinds. Agent for LAFLIN & RUNDS SCHAGHTI* COKE POWDER, classed with the very best. Shells loaded to order on short notice. Loading shells a specialty. G. S. McAlpin, 31 WHITAKER ST. ORANGES. Christmas Oranges. W TE MAKE A SPECIALTY of fine Florida v ▼ Oranges for holiday presents, and forward to any part of the couutry. We receive our sup* plies direct from THE LEADING GROVES, And can always guarantee uniform and high grade fruit. Send in your orders early. RAISINS in boxes, halves and quarters Pan supply Mandarin and Taugarine oranges also. W. D. Simkins & Cos. BANANAS! 500 Bunches Extra Fine Yel low Bananas Received THIS HA.Y. For sale at Savannah. Florida and Western Rail way and store. Prices defy competition. A. H. CHAMPION. FOR SALE. FOR SALK. M arried man with js.noo can •fx-urp at ready immediately) half interest in truck farm and young grove; must superintend; SI,OOO yearly guaranteed; references required. Lock Box 15, I . Newspaper For Sale A GROWING NEWSPAPER, In a growing Georgia town, healthy place and !*ap** r now doing a fair business (’an bo Imughf at * bargain. Hensons for selling given. Address X. Y. Z., care Savannah Nows. -V INTENTS A WEEK povs f'T 'll" * # I—v DAILY MORNING NEWS. dull*- - ; • lured EARLY EVERY MORNING 'S iu uny part vt the city.