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MACON— Cailv Telegraph OmCE, 597 Mulberry street. .TACKSONVIIJX- M ornimi News Bureap. Flnbbard's Block. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Meetings —Golden Rule Lodge No. 12, I. O. O F.; Magnolia Encampment No. 1, I. O. O. F.; The Jasperville I .and and Improvement Com pany; Georgia Chapter No. 3, R. A. M.; Pulaski Loan Association; The Merchants' and Me chanics’ Loan Association; Young Men’s Hebrew Association. Special Noticrs— Attention, Good Livers, H. Logan. City Market. Auction Sales—Piano, Buggy, Etc., by I. I). Laßoche & Son. Lottrries —Louisiana State Lottery; Lottery of the Public Charity. Steamship Schedule— General Transatlantic Company. Free! Free I — Catalogue of Fruitland Nur series. P. J. Berckmans, Augusta, Ga. Cheap Column Advertisements Help Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For i Bale; Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous. It is rumored thatsome of the republicans are beginning to fear that there are not enough offices to go round. Their fears probably have some foundation. Gen. Mahone failed to get a cabinet ap pointment, and now it 19 said that be will not be allowed to distribute the Virginia patronage. Mahone is nol a Blaine man. March 11 was the first anniversary of “blizzard Monday” in New York. Though the blizzard occurred a year ago, no doubt many New Yorkers thought of it with a shudder. The list of Georgia candidates for federal offices is increasing rapidly. It begins to dawn upon the country that there are more republicans in this state than was supposed. Mr. Russell Harrison appears to be a big ger man than Private Secretary Halford, notwithstanding he isn’t a whistler. This •how s that people need not learn to whistle well in order to become great. Mr. Blaine having declared in favor of an extra session of congress, a good many re publican organs are urging President Har rison to call one in May. When Mr. Blaine takes snuff, republicans all over the country sneeze. The rumor has been circulated again that Gov. Hill is going to get married. The governor, however, doesn’t intend that it shall travel alone, so he has sent along with It a plain denial. Possibly he won’t marry until he needs a mistress for the white house. It is understood in Washington that an earnest endeavor will be made to carry Maryland for the republicans, and that the influence of the administration will be given to it. Senator G irman will probably have something to say about this, and probably Mr. Higgins will too. Maryland is hardly ready to go over to the enemy. The strange disease in Webster county, Kentucky, continues, A peculiarity of it is that it is confined almost wholly to women and children, and that thus far not a single negro has t een attacked. About sixty people have died from it, and it is re ported to be spreading. Some wild and no doubt exaggerated rumors have been cir culated. It is thought that Mr. Quincy E. Brown ing will be nominated by the democrats of the Nineteenth Illinois district to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congress man Townshend. Mr. Browning is a com paratively young man, and his abilities are of a high order. He is very popular in the district. Mr. Townsheud’s plurality in the last election was about 4,300, and nobody seems to doubt that his successor will be a democrat. The Rev. Isaac W. Bagley, of Camden, N. J., is a “fighting parson.” The other day he married a couple, and shortly after ward the brother of the groom calk’d on him and abused him roundly. The reverend gentleman did not let his religion stand in his way—he sailed into the young man and gave him such a thrashing as probably he had long needed. One of these fighting preachers is met every now and then, ami on such occasions it is well for people to be particular concerning their words and ac tions. Mr. Henry George has gone to England, but his lawyer in Trenton, N. J., is still trying to get the money left by the late Mr. Hutchins to help disseminate the George docrine. The sum was $5,000. The heirs of Mr. Hutchins contested the will, and Mr. George, it is said, offered to compromise by allowing the money to go to Mrs. Hutchins. The heirs refused, and the case will be tried this week. If Mr. George should got the money, probably he would conclude thut the best way to carry out his anti-poverfy ideas would be to lay it up where it would bring I he biggest interest. Savannah and Railroads. It is admitted that Savaunah needs more railroads. islie got along very well with those she has until her sister cities began to build railroads and take from her a portion of her trade. Her business men understand that she is losing some of her trade, but somehow or other they do not seem to have the energy and courage to do wbat is neces sary to bo done to save her from further loss, and to open new fields of trade for her. There are several roads that could be built with profit to the builders and benefit to Savannah. One of them is the Savannah, .Am.ricu. and Montgomery raiiroai. It is now built from Americus to Abbeville, and will soon be finished to Mcßae. Those who are building it will not bring it farther in this direction than the latter place, because at that point they will connect with the East Tennessee, Virginia and Ge rgia, and can reach the sea l oard at both Savannah aid Brunswick. The trade which they will control, however, will go, in all probability, to Brunswick, because the distance to that city i- shorter than to Savannah. They will, within a year, however, build their road westward to Montgomery to get pos session of a part of the western trade. What is to hinder a company from build ing a road from Savannah to Mcßae, thus giving this city a short and direct route to South wot Georgia and to the west! Does any one doubt ibat such a road would pay a handsome interest on the money invested in it* If the building of it were placed in the hands of competent and honest men it would not cost a very large sum. It is quite safo to say that it could be built for $ 1 ,000,000. The cost of roiling stick and terminal facilities is included in this esti mate. The amount of cash needed to begin this enterprise would nit be more than SIOO,OOO. The credit of the road would he sufficient to build it after the first ten miles were completed. Cannot SIOO,OOO be obtained in this city for building this road? This sum would not be a gift. It would be an investment, and a good one.* If some of the leading business mD were to take hold of the mat ter in an energetic aud determined way, they could raise all the money needed in less than a week. The Savannah, Americus and Montgom ery railroad would bring Savannah into communication with an immense extent of country. It would cross the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia, the Georgia South ern and Florida and the Atlanta and Florida railroads. The country tributary to all of these roads is improving rapidly and its trade is increasing every year. The other roads which Savannah needs, and which she ought to help build, have been pointed out several times. One of them would connect her with Columbia, S. C., another with Fornandina. and still an other with Macon. Doubtless all of these roads will bo built in time, but if Savannan were to give them encouragement of the right kind they would be built very soon. The a<i vantages which Savannah offers for additional railroads is attracting atten tion outside of her limits. A railroad con tractor, who is known for his connection with large enterprises, wrote to a gentle man of this city a day or two ago that Savannah was looked upon as a long way the most Important of the South Atlantic seaboard cities, and that among those who discussed such matters it was thought the part she was destined to piay in the development of the trade of the south could hardly be over-estimated. He ex pressed hi* intention of visiting Savannah at an early day to look into her railroad ad vantages, and said that he thought there would be no difficulty in getting ail the money needed for the building of the pro jected r ads. If outsiders talk like this, Sa vannah’s business men ought to show more activity in advancing her interests. Carpet-Baggera to the Rear. The southern republicans appear to be pretty well represented among the office-seekers in Washington. In the spe cial dispatches they are mentioned quite as frequently as the northern office-seekers. There is an indication that in the distribu tion of patronage in the south the carpet baggers will not have as much influence as they b.qd under previous republican ad ministrations. There are now compara tively few carpet-baggers, but they are very active. Kellogg and Pinch- Jwiok, of Louisiana, are trying to control the patronage of that state, but they are not meeting with much success. The administration is rather dis posed to look for advice to Representative Coleman, who was elected as an independ ent from the Second Louisiana district last fall. The republicans elected him, and he announces that he will act with them in future. He is making au effort to have the federal offices in Louisiana given to con servative republicans, who have not been active in Louisiana politics. He has asked for the appointment of Cyrus Bussey, of New Orleans, to the position of Assistant Secretary of the In terior, and the probabilities are that his re quest will be granted notwithstandi g the opposition of Kellogg and Pinchback. Bus sey was at one time a leading merchant of New Orleans and president of its cham! er of commerce. He made a fortune in 1879 in cotton futures, but it appears to have slipped away from him. Representative Coleman was also president of the New Or leans chamber of commerce. Although his change of politics has not raised him in the estimation of the loading citizens of New Orleans, nevertheless ho is respected by them as a man of integrity and ability, and the people of Louisiana would be bet ter satisfied if he were recognized as the dictator of the Louisiana appointments than if Kellogg, or Pinchback, or any other republican who was connected with the carpet-bag era were to occupy that position In this state there see ns to be some doubt yet whether Mr. Buck or Gen. Longstreet will be the republican boss. The question doubtless will be decided within a few days. The first Georgia appointments will indi cate pretty clearly which of them is in favor. Rev. Madison Poters, of Philadelphia, preached he suicidal mama last Bun day. He said that during the last twenty five years, sixty-one people a day had com mitted suicide, and he was inclined to think thut most of them were women. He said: “Hundreds of women every year seek rest in th' suicide’s grave from unhappiness in their homes. With man, marriage may be an episode; with woman, it is her very life. There is a life worth living without wealth and display.” The Philadelphia Inquirer announces that Gen. Harrison will give every encourage ment to the Imildiug up of the Republican party iu the south. Several other republi can Presidents did the same thing, but the southern Republican party was not noticea bly strengthened. THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1889, Mr. Wanamaker’e Policy. In our dispatches yesterday the statement was made that a clerk iff the postoffice de partment offered his resignation to the Post master General the other day, and tsat he was told by that official to return to ku desk and attend to his duties. The clerk, i being a democrat, thought his place would 1 bo wanted for a republican, and he did not intend to wait to be asked for his resigna i tioiL It i3 reported that the Postmaster ! General said, in referring to the offer of I this clerk to ro-ign, that he did not contem ! plate making removals except for cause, but that he should not hesitate to remove i those who failed, through neglect or lack of ability, to discharge the duties of their posi tions satisfactorily. If this is the policy which the Postmaster General intends to pursue it will be a popu lar one. The people want a good mail service. If they have that they won’t go to the trouble of inquiring whether tne employes of the service are democrats or republicans. Let the Postmaster General make a thor ough Inquiry into every branch of the service and find out who the incompetent; aud worthless employes are, and as fast as he finds them let him dismiss them. There are many in the service who ought not to be there. The people in this section of the country have suffered a great deal from a bad mail service, and they are quite willing that any steps shall betaken which promise to improve the service. / The number of the employes of the mail service is quite large, and it will require a long time to sift the good material from the bad. It can be done, however, aud the sooner it is done the higher the estimation will be in which the Pos master General is held by the people. Competent men are not obtained so easily that the Post master General can afford to dismiss any of those now in the mail service, whether they are democrats or republicans. The demo cratic, as well as the republican, press will sustain him in getting rid of inefficient men, aud if he discharges all who are inefficient there will be vacancies enough for a small army of the friends of the administration. In making appointments, however, care should be taken to give places only to those who give promises of being faithful and competent. Newspaper Man to “Go West." At the recent meeting of the executive committee of the Georgia Press Associa tion Mr. \Y. L. Glessner, editor of the Americus liecorder and commissioner of immigration of the Central railroad, was appointed chairman of a committee to arrange for an excursion of the association immediately after its next- annual conven tion. In a letter received yesterday by President Kstill, Mr. Glessner says that Maj. Belknap, general manager of the Central railroad, had tendered the associa tion au excursion from Macon, or such other point as may bo selected, to Kansas City or Topeka, via Columbus, Ga., Bir mingham, Ala., aind Memphis, returning via St. Louis and Cincinnati. The Central will furnish a handsome solid train, consisting of two sleepers, a coach and a baggage car, to be used during the entire trip. There will bo no charge for the cars, and the Central will also arrange for all transportation. It is proposed to give the newspaper men of Georgia an oppor tunity for seeing the new and important line of railway, which the Central has opened from the great northwest to the South Atlantic coast at Savannah, and of which so much has been said. This excursion of editors and publishers will doubtless aid the Central to make suc cessful its scheme of bringing immigrants to Georgia by pointing out the natural route from the west to this state. The association now ha* two invitations t-o c insider, but that of Maj. Belknap is so liberal and, it might tie said, exhaustive, that, in all probability, President Entill will accept it. Of course, there is still a probability that the East Tennessee, Vir ginia and Georgia will increase the attractiveness of its offer by including in it hotel bills and other things. If it should there might be hesitation in ac cepting the Central’s offer. The indications now are, however, that the association will accept the tendered courtesies of the Cen tral. Of course it is understood that the invitation includes the wives of the mem bers of the association. The bachelor mem bers, therefore, who are contemplating matrimony might wisely advance the wed diug day, aud make the excursion their bridal tour. Until recently there were two women who were distinguished as theater managers in this country. They were Mrs. Rose M. Leland aud Mrs. John Drew. Mrs. Leland died in Albany, N. Y., the other day. She was formerly the wife of Charles E. Leland, the well-known hotel proprietor, but she obtained a divorce from hiui some years ago, and when Mr. Albaugh, the Baltimore manager, disposed of his inter est in tho Leland opera house, she took the management, and was signally successful. Every year sho gave a benefit for the act irs’ fund. Sho onjoyed the confidence of the leading theatrical people, and among her special friends were Lester Wallack and Augustin Daly. It might not be well for people to rush off to California because new gold fields have been found in the lower part of that state. Telegrams to several of the news papers state that the reports have been greatlv exaggerated, and that some of them were started in the interest of land agencies. The New York H orld takes a practical view of the matter. It says: “The value of the find is probably ex aggerated, but supposing that it is not over stated, it would be well for those contem plating a trial of fortune in the new El Dorado to remember that, paradoxical as it may seem, a great deal more money has been lost at gold-miniug than ever was made by it.” It seems to have been clearly shown that Gov. Foraker “masqueraded” as a Sherman man at Chicago, but until recently imbodv had charged that Congressman McKinley was a false friend of the Ohio senator. Gen. Isaac R. Sherwood, of Ohio, asserts, however, that both Gov. Foraker aud .Vlr McKinley were secretly working for them selves, while ostensibly working for Senator 1 Sherman. One effect of Gen. Sherwood's charge will probably lie to increase the bit terness of tho political family quarrel in Ohio. A Canadian thinks that the idea of the American boodlers in that country raising SIOO,OOO to help defeat the extradition bill introduced in the Canadian parliament is ridiculous. Ho says they couldn’t raise that amount, or any other considerable one. This sounds improbable, in view of the fact that defaulters and embezzlers have car ried millions ot dollars from this country into Canada. * CURRENT COMMENT. It May Be Whitney. From the Nashville American ( Dem .) Gov. Hill will fade a good deal between now and 1892.and his proportions will shrink to much smaller dimensions. AuJ in the meantime a certain young, able and popular democrat by the name of W. C Whitney may he remem bered as a very possible possibility for 1892. Rough on Harrieon. From the Sew York World' DemA There is no glossing over the fact that Mr. Wanamaker was given a cabinet office as the spoils purveyor of Boss Quay and as a reward for hi* services in raising au enormous corrup tion fund. Ami it is the most scandalous offi cial appointment recorded in American history. Plain Grover Cleveland. From the Boston Globe (Dem.) It is not too much to say that no President of the United States was ever so averse to making a show of himself as Grover Cleveland. Tne servant of 60,000,000 people goes bacloto private life and to work as though nothiug had hap pened. Such uncommon manliness will And its due recognition in the calm pages of history, Car Coupling Legislation. From the Philadelphia Record < Dem.) Over 6,000 persons lost their lives last yesr through the use of the link coupler on railroads; yet this primitive and dangerous device still menaces the lives of railroad employes. A con ference of stare railroad commissioners and in terstate comine-ce commissioners recently adopted a resolution calling upon congress to enact a law requiring the most approved meth ods of coupling to be used instead of the link and pin. The instincts of our common human ity should long ago hove made legislation on this subject unnecessary. BRIGHT BITS. A Nevada man who had seven homely daugh ters got a paper to hint that he had seven kegs filled with gold in his cellar, and every girl was married in five months. —Texas Siftings. “I admire that man Smith,” said Squire Close fist at the club, “even if he is a fraud. He managed to borrow $lO from me the other day, and I admire him for it ."'—Harper's Bazar. Scientist (in restaurant,)—Bring me a decoc tion of burnt peas, sweetened with glucose and lightened with chalk and water. Waiter (vociferously)—Coffy fer one.— Time. VTjhet will nay fur my joke on publication,** groaned Crabley, as he dropped the editor’s note to the floor. “Great Scott: I wanted that money for a board bill, not a tombstone!**— Puck. She—A penny for your thoughts, Mr. Bash ful. He—l was meditating about a tree. She—A tree? He—Yes, yew. The marriage later.— Lies. First Diamond Dealer-How many carats did you sell to-day. Bob? Second Dealer—About ninety. Farmer Corncob (iu amazement)—Gosh! This must be a poor market day.— Time. Wife (coming home from church) —Mr. Good man is certainly a remarkable man. Husband—Why do you think so? Wife—Because he only returned from Europe last week and he didn't begin his sermon with the remark, “When I was in so-and-so. ''—The Epoch. Old Mrs. Bently— Did ye hear how Deacon Brown is girtin’ on? 1 Old Mr.*Bently—l heerd he took a relapse this mornin.' < fid Mrs Bently with (a sigh)—Well, I hope it'll do the poor soul good, but T hun t much faith in them newfangled medicines.— Epoch. Mrs. Pemmican— Now, since I’ve given you something to eat. you can take this shovel and clean the snow oil my sidewalk. C'iiildk Vittles (a tramp)—Beg parding, ma'am; but I see that shovel was made by a non union lirui; aud my sentiments regarding the dignity of labor won t permit me to handle it .—Puck. FendORSON (rising to go, after talking in cessantly ever since his arrival) Really: 1 didu’Mhiqk it was so latej r 1 have enjoyed the evAnirfg immensely. Miss Frankley—O, thank you. Mr. Fenderson; but then, it don’t make any' difference where you go, you are always sure of enjoying your self.— Boston Transcript. Mrs] Ransom—Wasn’t that a mean article the Bugle ‘published yesterday about Mr. Savage? Mrs. Savage—Yes, indeed; no foundational all for it. Mrs. hansom —Mr. Savage told Mr. Ransom last night that he was going to aee the editor abouLit. Has he been yet? Mrs*. Savage—l guess so; I just received a note from John at Bellevue.— Judge. It was Bilking’ wedding day, and he was teas ing his “kid** brother-in law. “Well. Johnnie,* he slid, solemnly. “I’m going to take your sister away off and have her all to myself, where you won t see her any more.’ 4 “No! Really, are you?” said the “kid” curi ously* “) es. I am. What do you think of it?” “Nothin'; I guess I can’stand it if you can.”— Washington Critic. PERSONAL. Prince von Bismarck weighs 165 pounds, and. as far as physique is concerned, is one of the finest looking men in Europe. His weight was 200 pounds when Dr. Schweninger began to treat him for obesity several years ago. The other Sunday the German empress ap peared in a gown of white silk, with a train several yards long, embroidered with gold and silver. The material coat SI,BOO. The embroid ery required the work of twelve girls for two months. William 11. prides himself on having established a regime or Spartan simplicity. Mr. Spurgeon, tho English Baptist divine, re cently gent a telegram to liis parishioners worded: “See Matt. vi.. 34.’’ The words of this postage are: “Take, therefore, no thought for tne morrow/’ etc. By some blunder, how ever, the telegram as delivered read: “.See Matt, v., 34.’’.the the words of which are: “But I say unto you swear pot at all,” a message which amazed the great preacher's flock. John Scott Harrison, brother of the Presi dent, has lieen having a jolly time in W ashing ton. He is smaller than the President and younger, and they have many points of rcsem Usance. Brother John jnrears a full beard and tiie expression of his face is like Benjamin's. His home is in Kansas Pity, Mo. Heretofore he has been a democrat, but worlte 1 hard for Lis brother during the campaign. It is understood thut he wiil be appointed United States marshal for the Western district of Missouri. J. S. is a genial mac. popular at home and much less re served than his brother. A great many people wonder why Mr. Cleve land was so anxious to settle down to hard work as a lawyer instead of taking a vacation after resigning the presidency. The fact is tnai r. Cleveland is not happy when ho is not busy. He rejoices in the scratching of a pen, the rustle of important papers, the subdued sounds of earnest conversation, tho tonic in due nee of the presence of far-reaching affairs, and against all this the charms of leisure weigh with him not at all. Mr. Cleveland is a hustler who grown while bus’ling. The only idleness that he covets is the idleness of the fisherman, and ♦*veu when fishing he is a busy man—fight ing gnats and landing more fish than anybody else. James Russell Lowell declares most em phatically that his working days are over, and that he iutends to pass the iv naming years ot Ins life'in visiting the pleasant places of earth, in the quiet of his library and in a charmed circle of friends. It is refreshing in this busy, bustling world to know f hat there are ttiose who are able, after years of labor, to rise from their desks, straighten their weary backs, lift their tired heads and say: “Now I shall seek rest and recreation.” So often the man has lost iu the struggle his capacity to r*se. his back is bent and his head is filled with tyrannical thoughts which prevent rest. In performing the arduous tasks of life so many lose the ca pacity to enjoy the well-deserved season of rest that it is refreshing to hear a man say: “Now my work is done l snail enjoy my season of idle days.” A window in memory of William E. Forster and Matthew Arnold is to be put up in St. Mary's church, Ambleside. It Is related that once, when Mrs. Wordsworth was still alive, she went to her accustomed place in the church and with her the two illustrious brothers-in-law. The rector was absent and a timid young curate got up to preach. The grim and sturdy looking statesman sit with his back against the wall, and never had a preacher a hiore restless or fidget} listener. Ills nose became animated, as Lord Brougham’s used to do, his eyebrows moved up and down, his mouth twitched itself into all shapes and his body tried every posture, and yet he vas not easy. The prophet of cul ture sat in another angle of the paw, and never moved a muscle. His glass wae in his eye, and he seemed to Iks glaring straight at the unfor tunate preacher. Probably he ueit her looked at him nor listened to him; his thoughts were faraway But the stripling in the pulpit evi deutly thought he was being mercilessly anato mised, anti stumbled more and more, and grew more aud more confused as he fought his way to the end of the poor platitudes which he had prepared for his sermon, little thinking, appar entiy, that ho would find himself confronted by the “greatest living critic/* GOV. BUCKNER'S RICHES. How He Lost Them in the War and How They Came Back to Kim Again. From the Sew York Sun. Louisville, March 9.—Did the readers of the Sun ever hear how Gen. Simon Bolivar Buck ner, present governor of Kentucky, lost and won his fortune? It is one of the most remark able of real romances. Gov. Buckner's first wife was a Miss Kings berry, a very beautiful and accomplished woman. She inherited a large fortune, and at the time of "her marriage was considered the wealthiest heiress in the south Her estate was;valued at ssdl),Qoo. Through fortunate in vestments ami judicious management Gen. Buckner largely increased this amount. At the opening of the war Gen. Buckner went with the south. Most of his wife's property was in northern cities, principally in Chicago. When he joined the confederacy he feared that ail this wouli be confiscated by the union gov ernment. After much thought it was decided to save the whole of it by deeding it to Mrs. , Buckner's brother, Mr. Kingsberry. who strongly sympathized with the north. This was done, and Gen. Buckner took command of a division of the southern army. Young Kingsberry had become a gallant soldier with the federals. One day as he was going into battle he said he had a premonition of death. Heineinheringthe trust the Buckners had imposed upon him, he told the story to a brother officer, and wrote an account of the conveyance of the large estate upon a slip of papier He requested his companion in arms to pul it away, and in case of accident to send it or a- liver it to the Buckner family when oppor tunity presented itself after the war. The voung officer complied with the request. The battle came on and Kingsberry was among the slain. The war ended and Kingsberry’s friend went to Europe. The rush of incidents had caused him to forget all about the paper. He did not return to America for several years. Shortly after his return he was in Washington and met Gen. Burnside, whom he had known during the war He inquired of the general concerning the Buckners of Kentucky. Gen. Burnside told him how Uen. Buckner bad made over his property to his brother in-law Kingsberry, who had been killed in battle. The property had then re verted to young Kingsberry'? heirs, as no will or memorandum of the transfer had been found. "But there is a memorandum," exclaimed the young officer, "and 1 have it, too." The next day after the dinnerparty he started out to find the document, of which he had not before thought siuce the death of young Kings berry. After a long search he found the paper, and a tedious and costly lawsuit was ended, for it clearly establishes Gen. Buckner’s right to a great property, the larger part of which con sists of office bu ldings in the heart of Chicago, from which he receives a rental of $75,000 a year. A BISTER TO HIM. A Compact Which the Girl Did Not Keep. From Peck's Sun. “No, Mr. Jackson, I cannot be your wife, as my heart is already in the keeping of another, but 1 can be a sister to you," "Oh! 'tis bard to thus be obliged to give you ;ip, Maud, and still your very generous offer to be as a sister to me cannot go unaccepted. Will you be as near a real sister to me as possible?” "Yes, George, I shall endeavor to." "There is Jack Fourinbaud’s sister, for in stance. Will you be as loving and attentive to ine as she is to him?" “With all my heart, George." “Very well, then, sister mine, I shall try to be worthy—ah, I really must lie going though— good ni-;ht, sister.” The next day Miss Maud received a package, and up >n opening it dis covered that it contained—horrors—two pairs of pants, six pairs of socks and a shirt. A not - sipped out, and upon reading it this is what she saw: Hulk Sister Maud—l ascertained from Jack Fourlnhaud that his sister was is the habit of doing all of Ids mending. Thinking of our agreement, 1 bethought me £>f these few articles >f wearing apparel, w hich are sadly in n ed of buttons and mending. I have long needed a sister that would look after my clothes, and since you have so kindly consented to act in that capacity you may commence your duties at once. Your loving brother, George. Consolation for Bald Heads. 11. C. Dodge in Sew York World. A head that's bald does not imply That he who owns it must be "old; For instance, look at William Nye, Whose youth and beauty are extolled. Oh, no! It is no sign of age. For babies so are often Porn; In countries too, the handsome stage Is only reached when heads are shorn. Bald heads may come from air-tight hats We slaves of fashion have to wear. Or from those matrimonial spats When lady Augers clutch the hair. Or from the stiff and starchy shirt Jerked on and off four times a day, Which makes a friction that must hurt And wear an t tear the hair away. Then barbers (whom you can't resist), Alive to "biz,” shampoo you well And rul) til 1 hair off ere it's missed. So hair renew-ers they can sell. Reclining in a high-backed chair Or sleeping on too short a bed Without a nightcap scrapes the hair And puts a polish on tne head. Red headed men are never bald, Nor dudes, nor idiots, you know, Nor women wearing hats -so-called—- As big as wafers for a show. But men of brains who have to scratch Ideas from out their teeming pates Unconsciously rub off the thatch That nature needlessly creates. Mrs Cleveland Criticised by a Woman. From the Philadelphia Press Here is one of the most interesting descrip tions of Mrs. Cleveland that has been written, arid it is from a private letter of a Philadelphia woman in Washington: “Mrs. Cleveland will carry just One manner ism from Uio white house— a nervous biting of the lips. It is the one bad effect of a three years' tyranny of set rules and conventionali ties. While receiving Mrs. Cleveland has al ways drawn back a little after each caller passed, moistened her lips, and then stood ready for the next. Doing this constantly she finally acquired the habit ot biting the under lip a little to hide any nervousness. Able to control every muscle and appear a woman of superb repose, this liule muscle of the mouth lias co quered her. aim of late it lias expresse I everv feeling, nerv usness, weariness and physical pain. When she is u t receiving or talking her lace is a study that has something pathetic about it. Very white, with a few lines that mark the tyranny of the kiudly smile that has not failed the poorest one who sought it. a shade, just a liule shade, of a quelled ambition and the nervous biting of the lips. Then, as she catches an eye looking at her, or someone speaks, her face lights up and glows with its own irresistible beauty. Mrs. Cleveland knows of this little trick of the lips that mars her beauty, aud only waits for rest to break herself of it.” _ He Went to the War. When Charles Dudley Warner, says the March Book Buyer, was the editor of the Hart ford. (Conn.) Press, hack in the “sixties,’ arousing the patriotism of the state with his vigorous appeals, one of the typesetters came in from the composing room, and, p'a ting him self before fie editor, said: “Well, Mr, War ner, I've decided to enlist in the army." With mingled sensations of pride and responsibility Mr. W arner replied encouragingly that be was glad to see the man felt the call of duty, "i >h, it isn't that, " said the truthful compositor; “but I'd rather lie shot than try to set any nv re of your blanked copy.” Thus we see not only that men had different motives for going to the war, but also that one's unconscious in fluence is sometimes stronger than his formal effort. We also get an idea of Mr. Warner's handwriting rather different from that sug gested by Ids autograph. The fact is that he is such a quick and nervous writer that it is not liossible for his pen to take a legible course and ;*ep up with the flow of his ideas, and, so long as there is no war for the compositors to flee to the world is enabled eventually to read what he has written. A Swell. From the Boston Courier .. A small boy was calling the other dly on one of his school friends, and fell into conversation w ith the mother of the latter. He was led to remark that it was getting very hard fo teli fronj the places in which people live whether they are entitled to social consideration or not Of course this Is not the way in which he put it. hut this is what it came to. "Now. there is Hlank street," he said, “you wouldn't think anyb-wly that lives on Blank street was much, would you? But there's Mr TANARUS., he lives there." “And is Mr. T. much?'’ she asked, not unwill ing to draw him out. “Mr. T.f' he repeated, with the air of one who is overwhelmed with astonishment that so ob vious a fact should have eM-ap-d tbe knowledge of anybody. “1 should thiuk he was' He’s an awful swell Why, he won't speak to my father.” • ITEMS OP INTEREST. Accoedino to a California paper one of the tramps of the Santa Cruz ebain-gang wears kid gloves when sweeping the streets. The Baroness Burdett-Coutts gave as many stalls in the Savoy theater as there were years to her age at a theater party in honor of her latest birthday. Paris women now have a whim for natural fiowers, They are worn on the shoulder, epaulette fashion, where they are in no danger of being crushed. The Emperor op Germany has sent to the Emperor of Morocco fifteen fine horses in aekuow.edginent of presents recently sent from Morocco to Berlin. An oyster recently dredged up in English waters measured 7 inches in length, the same in breadth and inches around the outside edge, aud weighed 3tfi pounds. The Prince of Wales wore pearl-gray gloves with black stripes at a Paris theater a few n ghts ago, and the Paris papers announce that gloves are henceforth de rigour at the theater. Princes Kilyakara, Rabipatanasak, Provit vatimoon and Chiraprovat, sons of the King of Siam, ranging in age from 13 to 10 years, are about to come to England to complete their education. They already speak English flu ently. At the marriage of Lady Idina Nevill to Mr. Brassey, in England, the bridesmaids wore cricketing costumes, the colors being carnation pink, green and white. Their bouquets were of pink carnations and green orchids tied with white ribbons. One Phillips, an Indiana farmer, dropped dead of apoplexy while feeding his stock, and the body was guarded by his dug f. ,r two huu s after until the arrival of his wife. Several times the hogs evinced a desire to mutilate the corpse, but the faithful canine watcher drove the animals away. Ex. Gov. Crittenden of Missouri, who took such an active hand in the breaking up of the Jesse James gang of desperadoes, lately repre sented Jesse James, Jr., In a successful suit for damages against a brewing company, one of whose employes, by the careless handling of a barrel, broke the child’s leg. The ballet pantomime, "The Bello Sofia,” now being produced at Cassel, pictures Bulgaria and introduces the Emperors of Austria and Russia, the Sultan, the Kings of Greece and Ital£. and Bismarck. In the final scene the Emperor of Germany sits on his throne, sur rounded by dancing beauties, with Bismarck by his side. An English gentleman who has been making a tour of New Zealand, says: I once saw a Maori that I knew walking up and down the veranda of a hotel, and looking very much disgusted about something. On my asking him what was the matter, he told me that he had had thirteen glasses of whisky, and couldn't get drunk. At (he last presentation bf “Adrienne Le couvreur" by Sarah Bernhardt, in Milan, she .was called before the curtain at the end to re ceive a gold medal from the Dramatic Society of Italy. When about to accept it, she was seized with an attack of the hysterics, aud for over an hour was in the hands of the doctors. The audience waited in a state of great excite ment until it was over. Farmers in Southern Australia, who are anxious to find a market in England for their fruit, recently shipped a box of oranges to Lon don aud asked that it be immediately returned. After making the round trip the b x was ooened at Adelaide and the contents found to be in a most encouraging state of preservation. Eighty of the oranges were afterward exhibited at a meeting of the Australian bureau of agri culture. German papers cite a curious fact which passed unnoticed at the time of Emperor Fred erick's death. A retired professor named Fred erick William Arer, living at Cotnmern, in the department of Easkirchen, who was born the same day as the emperor, died the same dav, aud like: ise of cancer. Frederick Arer was the youngest of seven brothers, and as such, accord ing to German custom, had for godfather Em peror William. A Paris gentleman engaged a cafe concert company to entertain his guests at a recent re ception, and before the evening was over a handsome barytone of 30 won the heart of the young lady of the house, and eloped with her while the company were at dinner. She wore only a mackintosh over evening dress, and had no money, while he owes his landlady two weeks’ rent, and is in debt to all the neighbor hood, but neither of them nas yet been heard from. About twenty-five years ago Charles Noyes, the veteran keeper of the Latimer light, oppo site Stonington, Conn., lost a prized ring on the .beach. Every day for years he rowed to the ‘shore and walked up and down the l each look ing for the heirloom, but his trouble availed him naught. Last Saturday, a lady while walk ing along the coast, had her attention attracted bv a shining object in the sand. It proved to be the long-lost ring, and she restored it to the keeper. An operatic manager who was about to give a grand opera in Rio Janeiro, engaged three different men as first tenor in Paris. During the voyage this fact came out. and the three men indignantly demanded an explanation from the manager. "Gentlemen," he said in suave tones, “it will be all right. I am an old manager in the Kio Janeiro business, and eithei* one of you would be perfectly satisfactory to me; but, we shall not lie there a week before two are certain to fall victims lo the yellow fever, and the one that is left will be my first tenor for the coming season. I have tried it for many years, and never knew it to fail, so Chore is no use quarreling about it at this early day.” A terrific explosion occurred recently at the residence of E. G. Broyles of Chattanooga, Tenn, which resulted in tearing down the walls of his kitchen, and the blowing out of two win dows and serious injuries to a servant girl named Lydia Hunt. A rat had appeared in the kitchen, which Miss Hunt tri-d to kill. It es caped into a box. which proved to have a lot of gunpowder iu it. but the girl was not aware of that fact. In order to get the rat our of the box she lighted a taper and put it into the box, which caused the powder to explode with ter rific force. The girl was blown a distance of at least twenty feet, and her clothing set on fire, but the Haines were extin mishe l before she was fatally burned. Several members of the family made narrow escapes The rat got away. The Practical Teacher gives the following simple experiment in chemistry; Cut three leaves of red cabbage into small pieces, and, after placing th m in a basin, pour a pint of boiling water over them, letting them stand an hour: then pour off the liquid into a decanter. It will be or a fine blue color. Then take four wine glass s- iuto one put six drops of strong vinegar: into another, six drops of solution of soda; into a third, the samequantity of a strong solution of alum; aud let the fourth glass re main empty. Fill up the glasses from the de canter, and the liquid poured into the glass containing the vinegar will quickly change to a beautiful red; that poured with the so la will be a fine green; that poured in with the alum will turn to a pretty purple; while that poured into the empty glass will remain unchanged. In London, recently, a well-known artist of the camera was called in to photograph the body of a young lady who had just died under peculiar aud distressing circumstances. The body was laid on a sofa in the draw ing room and presented a singularly beauti’ul spectacle. Tho photographer was left alone in the room with the body and took a negative. After in specting it he was not satisfied that the ex posure had been sufficient, and betook another. And then, to his amazement, he discovered that the two negatives were not alike. The body must have moved. Not haring lost quite all his nerve by this extraordinary occurrence, he took a third negative, which was exactly like the second. He Instantly summoned the nurse who hail been in al tendance on the deceased girl, and alter some difficulty and delay, had the doctor fetched. To cut a long story short, the young lady was not dead at all, but is at this moment convalescent. This is a true story. State Senator John M. Hall of Connecticut, who has been the acting governor of the state for the past few days, has won the title of “Pooh Bah.” This Is the list of official positions he holds as given by the Hartford Times : Gov ernor, commander-in-chief of the army and navy, lieutenant governor, president pro tem. of the Senate, senator of (he Seventeenth dis trict, chairman of the Judiciary e mimittec, member of the senate caucus committee, chair man of the state library committee of the legis lature. member of tho state hoard of pardons, member of the state board of education <ex • fflcio), nisralier of the state board of agricult ure (ex-officio), member of tiie board of control of the Connecticut agricultural experiment sta tion (ex-officio), member of the soldiers’ hos pital board, mem tier of state library committee, trustee of (he Storrs agricultural school lex (offieio), trustee of the Connecticut State Hos pital for the Insane, trustee for the Industrial School for Girls, commissioner of the United States cireu t court, member of the Windham county bar, notary public and justice of the peace. 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