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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings— Landrum Led re No. 48, F. and A.
M.; DeKalb Lodge Na 9, I. O. O. IV, Calanthe
Lodge No. 28, K. P.
Steamship Schedule—- Ocean Steamship Com
pany.
Grand Spri.no Announcement —Appel &
Schoal, One Price Clothiers.
Auction Sale —Canned Goods, Groceries, Fur
niture, etc., by C. H. Dorsett.
Special Salk of Silks— Daniel Hogan.
Cheap Column Advertisements Help
Wanted; For Kent; For Sale: Personal; Miscel
laneous.
Ex-Congressman Tim Ca pi.ell, of New
York, said the other day: “I could write a
book about my experience In Washington,
and I'll bet it would sell like hot cakes.”
There is no ne~d for Tim’s enemies to urge
him to write a book now.
Mr. Abram Hewitt joins in the late
Horace Greeley’s advice to the young men t >
"go south.” In Mr. Greeley’s printed re
marks on the subject, “west” is generally
substituted for “south,” but everybody
understands nowa lays that he meant
south.
The talk about Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
being retained as commissioner of the Pa
cific railroads still goes on. President Har
rison could not get a bettor tnau for the
office, but it is doubtful if the spoilsmen
will let him retain Gen. Johnston, who has
not wiped out his ‘Sin” of 1861-’GS. If he
should join the Republican party be would
be all right in the e-.timation of that party.
Just as he was aliout to leave Indianapo
lis for Washington, President Harrison said
to the crowd which had gathered to see
him off, each one of which hoped to get an
office, that there was something lonesome
about being Presi lent. He hadn’t tried it
then. Three weeks of experience have proba
bly caused him to change his opinion, and
to wi di that there were something lonesome
about it.
It is understood that Postmaster General
Wanamaker is using his influence to have
Minister Oscar Strauss retained in Turkey.
Mr. Strauss is one of bis particular friends.
He is a mugwump, however, having left
the Republican party on account of Mr.
Blaine’s nomination in 1884. It look- like
Mr. Wa amaker ought to know better
than to try to get Mr. Blaine not to cut off
such a man’s bead.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says that New
York i* certainly getting far ahead of
Pennsylvania in obtaining official plums,
and it l egs President Harrison not to over
look Pennsylvania. It’s all Pennsylvania's
fault if she gets left. What business bad
she to be such a strong republican state!
What's the use of wasting patronage on
her! Pennsylvania should learn that it’s the
close states, like New York, that get the
greatest consideration.
In declining to be nominated again for
governor bv the Rhode Island republicans
the other day. Guv. Taft said the success of
the party depended on no one man, but on
its principles. Of course that was the proper
thing to say under the circumstances, but
it was not a voracious statement. The his
tory of pas elections shows that the success
of the republicans in Rhode Island depends
on how many vo os ca.i be bought at the
rate of three for |35.
JJJThe burlesque annexation resolution re
cently introduced in the Canadian parlia
ment recalls the fact that Maine once
thought seriously of seceding from the
Union and becoming annexed to Canada.
The Chicago Tribune says: "History
chronicles the fact that Doc. 10, 1860, a |ie
tition was presented to the Senate and House
of Representatives of the state of Maine,
signed by no less than 19,000 of the fr.-e and
enlightened electors of that state, request
ing that these honorable bodies would ap
point commissioners to confer with the
British government in regard to the imme
diate an fixation of the state of Maine to
the Canadas; also to make arrangement for
the immediate secession of the said state
from the general American government."
Ex-Mayor Hewitt, speaking in a south
ern city the other day of his south
ern trip, said: "I was last bore in 1800.
The change since then is simply marvelous,
end although I had kept posted through the
newspapers, I am free to *ay that p.-rsonal
observation brings many surprises. I have
heard much of the wonderful resources of
Alabama and Georgia, of the push and en
ergy of your people, of the south as being
favorable for financial investments and of
the wonderful development of your section
in every way. I can now say that the true
state of affairs has not been exaggerated.
What we have seen in our short trip cannot,
1 am sure, be seen in any other quarter of
the globe.” And Mr. Hewitt hasn't yot I
visited Savannah, either.
* Severely Rebuked.
The Chandlers, Forakers, Shepards, Hal
steads and others, who pictu e the south as
the home of lawlessness and as the only sec
tion of the country in which vo ers are de
nied their rights, are continually being re
buked in a manner most unexpected to
them. An instance of this was when
the Boston po >ple, irrespective of party,
mads a handsome contribution to the Con
federate Soldiers’ Home at Austin,
and the rebuke was made more
pointed when the people cf
New York set to work to help that institu
tion, such man as Chauacey M. Depew beiug
promiuent in the move, and the newspaper
generally of that city aporoving it. Me of
the Foraker ilk could hardly help realizing
their littleness when things of this sort were
brought home to them. They Lave worked
to keep alive the auirnosti.es e.ige ide:'#d by
the war, but the measure of their suceess
has not been great. They dou’t occupy
a very enviable place just now in
the estimation of the people.
If they would come south and look around
them, they woad sjj that their misrepre
sentation* have not kept northern immi
grants from settling here, or northern
capitalists fro n making iuveitmeuts in
louthern enterprises. Some of th ■ best and
most hig !y respected residents of the south
have come from tlio north Binco the war,
and southern industries are paying divi
dends to many northern capitalist*. Ex-
Mayor Hewiitt in a rtceut speech
said that nowhere except in the south could
he seen such a woudorful picture of recu
peration and progress. Mr. He ■■ itt was the
more f ircibly impressed with those things,
because until re -ently he had not visited
the south since 1860. Comparing the indus
trial conditi nof the south of that year
with that of to-day, it is not at all surpris
ing that be should be somewhat dazed. The
south has made and is making really won
derful progress. Its industries are not as
great as those of the north, but they are in
creasing rapidly. The north will hare to
knuckle down to business to ma iotaiu its
lead many years longer.
A Test Case.
Although Postmaster Pearson of New
York is a republican, the appointment ■ f
his successor may indicate the course Presi
dent H .rrison into ids to pursue with re
gard to civil service reform. .Mr. Pearson
was first appointed by a republican Presi
dent, and he was reap' oiritod by Mr. Cleve
land. who was severely denounced by many
democratic partisans for doing so. He is
one of the best postma-ters New York has
ever had. His mangement of the affairs of
his office has been business-like and honest,
and to those people, irrespective of party,
who placed the performance of duty
above party considerations it has beau
satisfactory. But as tne democratic parti
sans demanded his removal by Mr. Cleve
land, so the republican partisans demand it
by President Harrison. He does not run
his office in the interest of any party, and
on t at ace unt he is not popular with the
spoilsmen. A determined fight is 1 eiug
made on him, and both partisans and civ 1
service reformers await the result with
more or less unxiety.
President Harrison may decide not to
make a selection from the list of can
didates recommended to him, but to
appoint soma one who would run the
office upon the non-partis in line upon
which Mr. Pearson has run it. That would
be a concession to both the conservative
snd the parti an elements of the party, but
it probabiv would not satisfy either. The
conservatives would wain, to know why
Mr. Pearso i should have bean removed at
all. snd the partisans w uld realize that
while they had secured Mr. Pearson’s re
moval, thev had not succeeded in getting a
partisan in his place.
The appointment no doubt is giving the
President a good deal of trouble. It can
not be deferred long, as Mr. Pearson’s tclflh
will expire in a few weeks. President Har
rison will not soon have a better chance to
let the public know whether be is going to
euf rce the civil service rules in spirit as
well as in letter, and anything on his part
in tbo nature of a compromise would be re
garded as an indication of weakness.
What Will He Do About It?
In his letter of acceptance, President
Harrison announced that he was in favor
of civil service reform, and in his inaugural
addresi he stated that he proposed to see
that the civil service rules were enforced.
His party does not believe in civil service
reform, however, and great pressure will be
brought to b ar upon him to fill the offl es
with republicans, regardless of civil service
rules. If he should successfully resist t'lis
pressure, ho would in all probability make
his administration unpopular with his
party. IV hat is he going to and i about it?
There aro two class 's of officials, one of
which must undergo an acceptable civil
service examination, and the other of which
i. appointed without regard to an examina
tion. Mr. Cleveland enforced the civil
service rules so rigidly that at the end of
las term comparatively few removals
in the different departments had been
made. In the treasury department
there were on March 4 last 1,:J30 “i.old
overs” under the civil service rules, and 333
Cleveland appointees. In the interior de
partment there were 1,074 “holdovers” and
456 Cleveland appointees. In the postofflee
department there were 448 “hold overs”
and ninety-six Cleveland appointees. In
tho state department tho clerical force was
about as in 1884. In the department of
justico the “hold overs” greatly outnum
bered the Cleveland appointees.
What is to prevent President Harrison
from retaining in office these “hold-overs,”
who tor most part are, of course, republi
cans. and making partv appointments in
the “unclassified” list! In that way nearly
all of the offices would be filled by republi
cans, and at the same time the President
could claim that be had enforced the civil
service rules. He might remove m s of
Mr. Cleveland’s appointees in tho “class
ified” list for “cause,” and still make that
olaim. Would u*h a courte satisfy both
the spoilsmen aud the civil service re
formers?
The New York 'limes says that Mr.
Chauncey M. Depew was offered the Eng
lish mi-sion by President Harrison six
weeks txifore the inauguration, and that ho
refused it. He was then offered a cabinet
position, which he alo refused, his reason
in both instance* being that he could not
afford to give up his position as president
of the New York Central railroad
company. He would have made
some excellent post prandial speechos
in London, or ho would have
caused even President Harrison to
smile by relating funny things at the cabi
net meetings, but outside of that nobody
knows how great his services tu Uw coun
try would have been.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. MARCH 25,1889.
The Evolution of Advertising.
The rr.e bods of advertising have under
gone a great change in recent yiars.
Formerly merchants proceeded on the i lea
that the wants of the people were gayer ..ed
entirely by the season-, and consequently
they advertised only during certain parts
of the year, an i at the end of the season
nearly aii of them boxed up considerable
stocks of goods to carry over to the next
season. They have found out, however,
that tbo wants of the people are constant,
ar.d that they are governed by other things
than changing fashions and seasons. They
have f .und nut also that tne best way to
get rid of surplus stock and to avoid stag
nation in business at certain periods is to
advertise the year round.
Several of the most successful merchants
of New York have discussed this matter
lately, and what they say is worthy of at
tention, coming, a* it does, from high
authority on advertising. Rogers, Peet &
Cos. now spend about an equal sum each
month for advertising, and they have found
that the experiment pays. They say that
there is a 1 ways a sufficient demand for
sny article to dispose of it if it
is advertised judiciously; that the first
want of the people is merchandise, and
next a knowledge of the merchandise. H.
O’Neill & Cos., Stern Bros., R. H. Macy &
Cos., and many other leading merclia its,
have adopted the same plan, and they agree
that there Is no need to carry over heavy
stocks, and that advertising i* as necessary
and almost as profitable in the duller seasons
as in tho busier ones.
Ti e mercantile world has realized that
advertising is as much a business matter as
the employment of clerks or tho selection
of goods. Strict attention to this branch of
business has made many merchants
wealthy, while other* who have not at
tached much importance to it have won
dered at their want of success. They simply
have not kept up with ths times.
Unkind Treatment of Miss Anderson.
The New York Tribune said the other
day: “O.io c f the worst habits of a pecul
iar school of jjurialism is that of hasten
ing to charge insanity upon any victim of
nervous prostration.” No doubt the Tri
bune had in mind the case of Mary Ander
son, the actress, and its comment could
hardly be better put in so few words. Be
fore Miss Anderson returned to this coun
try she fillcd'a long engagement in England,
wh -re she sought to improve herself in her
art. Probably she needed rest wbe 1 she
reached Now York, but she did not
take it. She rehearsed during the
day and appeared before audiences at night.
She traveled by rail from one city to an
other, and railroad travel under the most
favorable circumstances is not pleasant to
most people. It is particularly unpleasant
to nervous people. Players have frequently
to go from the theater to the depot, and on
arrival at their destination from the depot
to the theater, and their ouly relaxation
must be had on the train. This may not
have been the case with Mi.-s Anderson, but
at any rate she was severely taxed, and
wheu she arrived in Philadelphia sue was a
victim of nervous pr< stration. The report
was circulated that she was insane. There
is no evidence that she is, so far as the
public knows. Those in position to know
;ay she is not.
Of course tnose who circulated the re
port have some sort of an excuse to make
for having done so. They say that Miss
Auderso.l belongs to the public, and that the
public have a rig’t to know what is the
matter wits her; that, w hen they approached
her physician and her brother for informa
tion, those gentlemen "maintained a sug
gestive silence,” and that this want of
candor resulted in exaggerated reports. It
is not creditable to certain newspapers,
however, that, alth ugh Miss Anderson’s
physician and her brother have denied the
report-, they persist in printing and en
larging upon them. As the Tribune says,
"It is time to call a halt in this sort of
thing.”
The right of the great and only Mr. Me.
Allister, the leader of the select four hun
dred of New York, to follow his own sweet
will with regard to the management of tho
coming centennial ball in that city has baen
disputed, and by a member in high stand
ing of tho select circle. Mr. Stuyvosant
Fish, a gentloman with along pedigreo, and
the chairman of the committee on the ball,
has ordered Mr. McAllister not to make
public the names of those who will Dartici
pate in the great quadrille, as that act will
devolve upon the committeo. He also
intimated that Mr. McAllister had
previously exceeded his authority.
His letter was couched iu diplo
matic language, but, boiled down, it was
such as caused the blue bl oi of the exclu
sive Mr. McAllister to rmh through his
veins quite as rapidly as if he had been an
ordinary individual. He told Mr. Fish,
also diplomatically, of course, that he was
the manager of the ball, and that he didn’t
propose to be lectured or scolded or ordered
by any other member of the committee,
and he begged Mr. Fish "not to write again
to me in the tone of your’s of the Bth."
What will be the outcome of this nobody
knows; in fact, nobody seems to dare to
conjecture, aud the public can only await
developments with bated breath.
Congressman Colman, of Louisiana, has
put his foot m it, so to speak. He said the
other day: “If I recommend auy man lo
office who is not honest, who is not compe
tent, or who is not a good republican, 1
have only to be told of it and I will with
draw my recommendation.” Of course Mr.
Column can’t make a single recommenda
tion Without having charges of dishonesty,
or iucotupotency, preferred against his can
didate, and as the Republican party iu tho
south is not very reputable, as a whole, it
is probable that the charges would be sus
tained in a number of instances. By the
way, it has been stated that the first man
appointed on Mr. C lman’i recommenda
tion is not everything lie ought to be. Mr.
Kursheedt was named for Unite 1 Stales
marshal for the Eastern district of Louis
iana, the other day, and it is now charged
that his firm was guilty of some very ques
tionable things connected with its contract
to furnish marble for the New Orleans cus
tom house.
The repub ican senators used to be very
curious to know why Mr. Cleveland re
moved this man or appointed that, but
tliay don't aim t# have the same amount
of curiosity regarding Freni dent Harrison’s
removals. Thay are becoming somewhat
impatient, however, becauso the President
is not removing the democrats at the rate
of 1,000 a day.
Ex-Mayor Carter Harrison, it is said, will
support the labor caadilute far mayor of
Chicago. This probably is because the
democrats took him at his word when he
said he didn’t want them to nominate him.
CURRENT COMMENT.
Riddleberfrer Hasn’t Subsided.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem.)
“ Riddieberjz-ftr is not yet through. H# swears
that he is going to be a col.ector of internal
revenue for Virginia or know the reason why.
He will probably know the reason.
How They Hnte Mr. Fellows!
From the New York Tribune (Rep).
For a man who leads a simple Christian life
Col. Fellows certainly does so in to r squire an
extra-ordinary amount of recuperatioa. Per
haps one of these da vs hi will coneiud© that
taking vacations is monotonous work and set
tle down to business by way of pastime.
As Republicans Read It.
From the Nashville American {Dem.)
“For where your treasure is there will your
heart be also.” quotes our esteemed con tern
* orary, Col. Elliott F. Shepard. For the fir t
time Col. Shepard has slipped up in his quota
tions from scripture. According to the repub
lican Bible the above passa.reshould read: “For
where the treasury is there will the heart be
also.”
Is It the Same Man?
FYom the Boston Herald , ( Tnd.)
Is this Roderick Random Butler of Tennessee,
who has the support of a large number of con
gressmen for a prominent position under the
administration, the man of that same name who
was found to have sold a West Point cadetship
while he was a member of congress, and whom
a majority of the house vote 1 to expel for this
and other dishonest practices? It is to be hoped
not, but he probably is tho same man.
BRIGHT BITS.
“Tell me, is youi? wife curious?” “She? I
really believe she came into the word only out
of pure curiosity."— Fliegende Blatter .
Gentlemen who are anxious to give up some
thing during Lent might try and give up their
seats to the ladies in the horse cars.— Yonkers
Statesman ,
Ills excuse—Lady, to drunken beggar: “Are
you not ashamed to beg?”
D. B.—“ Yes, ma’am, but I'm full; when I'm
sober I’m a burglar, I **-- Epoch.
Bt. Peter—Well, did you go down to earth,
take possession of that infidel named Ingersoll,
aud walk him Into church as I told you to?
Helpful Church—Yes, I found him in New
York, and 1 walked him into the church of St.
Taoiuts: but lie had on a suit of ready-made
cloth b, and the uiliers kicked him out. -Phila
delphia Record.
3flw Ranter fa celebrated amateur)—O, by
the way. Jack, jrou’re never told me how you
likeAour thepiricata last Friday.
Jack tber couh>>—Well, it seemed to me that
the play had decidedly too many acts in it.
Mis# Ranter—Why, what do you mean? It
had only one act.
Jack - Exactly.— Boston Beacon.
Breaking it gently—Air. Mullin—Oi t’h night
oi’d sthop in t* say ’ure husbun* has sthopped
shmokin’ Missus McCann.
Mrs. McCann—Saints be praised 1 it's sivint3 T
flve cints a mor.f he ll be savin’.
Mr. Mullin—Oi'rn laying bets he won’t. He
wor lighting his pipe in th* powdher house an*
dropped the match.— New York Sun.
Doctor—You have pneumonia.
Patient—Yes, doctor; but I didn't think so at
first.
Doctor—But I told you so at first.
Patient—Yes. doctor.
Doctor (exultant)- You see I pneumonia did
about it.
Patient (feebly)—Yes, doctor.— Washin at on
Critic.
It is said Herr Krupp has an annual income
of more than $1,:.00,000. So it goes. After a
man has associated with big guns a few years
he becomes one himself. We have noticed
light here in Washington another demonstra
tion of the same law of communication. We
have seen men associate with tumblers until
they became tumblers themselves.— Washing
ton Post.
Not to be Outdone.— “l intended to write a
book to maintain the theory that the story of
Tell lacks any historical basis and to prove that
it is only a myth, and now one of the Leipsic
professors has got ahead of me and published
an Assay in which he says exactly the same
thing. 1 shall just write a book in which 1 shal
clearly proEe Tell was a real inan.—Flie
gende /Hatter.
A Piece of Goqd Luck.— Country Editor’s
Wife—How happy you seem to night, Edward.
Have you had any good luck to-day?
Country Editor—Well. I sh uld say I had.
Yon can have that ‘dlk ‘"ess now
“What has happened?”
“Farmer Henunck*. who hasn't paid for
his paper for seven years, came in to-day and
stopped his subscription.”— Time.
PBR3QNAL.
The Marquis of Queehsberry Rtates that
John L. Sulliv-.n has done more to bring pr,z ■
fighting into disrepute than any other person in
the world.
Mrs. Ward’s bio book gets another boost
from a leading linen manufacturer, who is
turning out "Robert Elsmere’’ collars by the
thousands.
A handsome broxze copv of the marble bust
of Mayor Courtenay, Cbarl ston’s executive
during the earthquake troubles, is now being
exhibited to curious New Yorkers.
Herbert Headstone's recent illness is attrib
uted by the home rule papers directly to the
ferocious assaults of the lory press on the
subject of the Hawarden evictions.
Gov. I.ee of Virginia announces officially that
the militia of his state cannot be sent lo too
centennial of Washington's inauguration be
cause of the exhausted condition of tho s: a ■
treasury.
Sir Charles Russell, who figured so promi
nently in the proceedings before the Parnell
commission, is a line looking man, with dark
eyes and beard and a manner which strikes ter
ror to a perjurer’s soul He can talk twelve
li "irs • ut of twenty-tour and not become ex
hausted.
James Russell Lowell is the guost of Richard
Watson Uiider of the Century. On Mondav
night he was banqueted by the Fellowcraft
Club, after which lie made a characteristic
speech. He is living quietly now, and on ac
count of his years is doing but little work. His
health is good. •
At a concert given by the Countess Walder
aee recently to the general staff of the German
ar.ny, at which Moltke and Count Herbert Bis
marck were present, the distinguished audience
was greatly charmed with the s.nging of Mrs.
Cleveland's friend, Miss Katherine Willard, who
is studying music in Berlin.
Ekastu.s Wi man. although one of the busiest
men in New York, is a model of methodical
tiabita. To rise early and retire not later than
11 o'clock, if it be possible, is his rule; lie is Oie
plainest of diners, careful of his health down to
the smallest details, an enemy to an v form of
dissipation and thoroughly domestic in his ten
dencies aud habits.
The Empress Frederick was. it is said, much
impressed wi ll the political situation iu Kug
land. Not only this, but she communicated her
impressions to the queen, and told her majesty,
it is said, iu pretty plain ti r.ns. that Balfoiirism
was not the sort of thing which British senti
ment would stand. The queen Is said to have
taken the empress’ criticisms iu fairly good
part.
Robert Louts Stevenson, the novelist, whose
ill health necessitating Ids longyoch.ing cruise
was said to have been due to excessive Indulg
ence in cigarettes, is reported to have overcome
Ins desire for tobacco iu that baneful form and
to be much improved physically in consequence.
It is also known that F. Marion Crawford, the
author, was also a victim to that habit, which,
ho * ever, he successfully overcame.
Charles a. Porter of Philadelphia says that
Grover Cleveland paved hiN way to power with
a phaltuui. Mr Porter asserts teat Cleveland's
efforts as mayor of Buffalo to have that clt v
paved with aplialtuin made him popular amt
noted and first brought him into prominence, 'f
Mr. Cleveland should now bring about the suit
able paving of New York, there is no telling
how exalted might be his place iu the future.
Sir Georue Trenelyan said s noat thing at a
dinner party given in London the other night,
Mr. I'arnell whs under discussion and somebody
was remarking on the extraordinary Interest lie
took in mechanical affairs and especially on his
interest in any new machinery. "I'm told."
said one of Sir George's guests, “that he inks
iu nil the papers on mechanics. For instance,
lie reads a papor called Mqrnfioruier'ery’w ■ k.
“I should Have thought Wo all read that paper
•very day, Moiled Sir Q -urge. "Aren't we all
subscribers to rise f'tiuc.iF' •
BettASisabf bis reobnt addresb at the Rigbtv
Club, y A* IfMt- of Lohdou says that thebe is al
ways something intensely dramatic and pict
uresque about the appearance of laird Rose
bery Somehow or oilier, when one looks at
tbe dean haven and impassive face sur
mounted by those strangery-es --cold and war n,
inscrutable and eloquent, (lull and simmling—
one inevitably thinks of tliose weird heroes of
Balzac t hat cut their wav to fame by sheer rlint
of courage, coolness, audacity and adaptability.
His s| eeob wan a delight. It flowed over with
fun, sharp hits, adroit and dexterous phrases,
and everybody giggled in that snodiied fa.ihlou
which la the etiquette at Eighty Club dinners.
Never has i/ird Rosebery made a more sue
gvssful Rule syeeeh.
Too Pollts.
From the Somerville Journal .
He was a very courteous man,
With manners perfect quite;
No one v -is ever more urbane,
Or could be more oolite.
To hear him murmur. ‘‘Thank you, sir!”
Was really quite a treat;
To s *■• him bow. with inborn grace,
\\ as happiness complete.
But tfccugh a man be most polite,
Some time he’s sure to slip
From grace, and once a cruel fate
Made even this one ti ip.
For one day a sweet girl said “Yog’
(How strange are Cupid’s pranks),
And then he lost her, o;ice for ail,
Because he murmured. “Thanks!”
Arts of the Chicago Damsel.
From the Chicago Herald.
Why is it that a young lady in a street car
likes to appear vivacious aDd prettv in the eyes
of the strangers about her? She does, though.
There may he nothing of the flirt ab ut her.
and she may be qnick to repel, with a w ithering
gla ;ce, any advances u. on the part of a strange
young man, but she does like to appear bright
and winsome in her manner. She \>iil slyly wet
t er ruby lips to give them more of a color, and
will cast arch glances from her more or less
pretty eyes. She thirsts for male admiration,
and exercises many neat littlo tricks to obtain
it. If she secs some old man in the car—some
old gentleman whom she knows tnroug i her
parents, but whom she would be very chilly to
under ordinary circumstances—she hastens to
recall herselt to him. in order that she may
bring into play, in a ci.at with someone. those
pretty little arts of conversation which will
cause the men sitting across the way to lay
aside their papers and watch her. If she can
do this, she has gained her point and is happy.
An Epidemic of Mumps in Con
necticut.
From the New York Sun.
Norwich, March ill.— Lent or* no the
Connecticut giri is not “receiving company"
just now. She has the mumps. From all the
country towns and from the cities, too, come
the unvarying tidings of mumps. Some of the
girls have them only on one side, others on
both sides: some are in the budding stage,
others in the full bloom, and some in the after
math. Three girls out of five have them some
how. The mumps have closed several schools,
and the country doctor has his hands full with
them. A young man of this town called at the
home of a young lady a Bight or two a*o, and
was. mot at the door 'mat by his mother, who
exclaimed:
“Oh, you can't come in—Emily!—the mumps!”
“That makes three in the last two days,” the
young man muttered as he > r ent down the
steps. “I'll step out for the present, the mumps
can have the field.”
The young man's experience is a common one.
The case is bail enough in the rities, but lu, the
country it is unspeakable, and the rural swain,
who is not in the pathological swim, is a de
jeeted and forlorn-looking creature.
“The amount of mumps Mat has settled
down in iny district.’ said a country doctor in
town the other day, “cannot be estimated, but
there ain't much money in tuern. What causes
them? Oh, (he wet weather, and poor luck in
running a ainst th -in. Some people, you know,
are getting in the way. and having everything
that comes along.”
Senator Stanford off His Guard.
From the Washington Post.
Senator Stanford was chatting in the marble
room with a friend last week, when Senator
Stewart approached him and said that a lady of
his acquaintance would like to speak to him on
a matter of business. Senator Stanford replied
that bis secretary ordinarily disposed of minor
business mailers, but th-t if the lady was a
friend of ids (Stewart’s) he would see her per
sonally. Thereupon the lady was shown in to
the senator.
"What can I do for you?” he inouired.
In a very matter-of-fact way the visitor un
folded a package and displayed a verj r gorgeous
boniv cover, evidently an agent's sample.
“I have a book for which I am taking orders,”
she said, "and I would like your patronage.”
The senator flushed up at the discovery that
he i ad been trapped, but. thinking that by the
sacrifice of a dollar or so he could escape, he
quietly asked:
“What is t he price of this book?”
“It is a remarkable compilation of Grand
Army so .-venire, wonderfully illustrated, and
the price is $100,” she replied.
With a shade of indignati n and reproof in
> '• voice, the senator cut off further explana
tions.
.c is useless for you to say any more,” he
said. “I have never seen a book, unless it was
an exceedingly rare one, that was worth SIOO.
Because I happen to have a little more money
th 'n ihe average citizen h"g not change 1 my
opinion f the valu** of books. I would just as
s on tuink of burning up SIOO as investing it as
you suggest. Good-day.”
The wa- about as ear dazed as a book
ag -ntcan get after the senator concluded, and
the interview ended right tiidre.
My Mistress and My Master.
A host of things I have to do to please my
Master Must, ma'am;
And oft the harder that I work the harder is his
crust, ma'am:
And then that fickle little dame, capricious
Mistress Chance, sir.
Whenever she thinks fit to pipe, I must get up
and dance, sir.
For Master Must and Mistress Chance they
drive me fast and taster;
Oh! sad the fate of one who serves a mistress
and a master.
My Master Must, his tiresome tasks to me will
daily give, ma'am,
And what can I his bondsman do? since I must
work to live, ma'am.
From tyrant custom’s ball and chain he will
not set me free, ina am;
For I must go as others do, whatever that
may be, ma’am,
I’m sure I hear his harsh, stern voice the mo
ment that 1 wake, ma’am;
“You must do this, you must do that!” and I
must bend or break, ma’am.
I never know when Mistress Chance will at my
side start up, sir;
And juft as I'm about to drink will make me
spill my cup, sir.
Though greater goddess never lived in old
myth-making days, sir.
She will not crook her Anger small, for all my
prayers and pra se, sir;
From her 1 a;k success the same as others I
could nanv, sir;
And if I'm still the great unknown, remember
she’s to blame, sir.
I know I never will escape the grasp of Master
Must, ma'am.
Until the dawning of the day returning me to
dust, ma'am.
To make or mar at her sweet will still chooses
Mistress Chance, sir,
Till comes the day 1 will not note her gracious
smile and glance, sir.
Beyond these tyrants' vast domain there is a
realm far vaster;
Thereof is Chance not mistress; nor yet is Must
the master.
Senator Quay's Secretary Hunting
Bats
From the Washington Critic.
“I do not usually tell a joke on myself,’’ re
marked t rank Leach, private secretary to Sen
ator Quay to a party of friends yesterday, but
ou happened tome last night about 11 o’clock
which is to i good to keep. I was coming up the
avenue at that hour, when 1 noticed a huge rat
slipping along the gutter iu front of me. I
made for him with my umbr. Ila as a weapon
anl lambasted the pavement around him in a
wi and endeavor to knock him out. but if w ;s no
go. Ho kept out of the way, un i 1 kept up ihe
fight. He rau along under the curb und I
charged a ter him. more anxious to get him. as
he showed signs of anxiety to etaway. 1 ran him
for about a square, au > by that lime a crow and of
hoys and a dog were following me, and 1 was
the observed of all observers on the avenue ar
that hour. II wasn’t very light, however, and j
there were not very many people abroad, so I t
didn’t care much Across a street and along I
the noxl squ ire the rat went and I after liinu
hound to gel hint if I had to go
clear to Georgetown or perish in tho
attempt. The chase began to grow
exciting, too, and the small boys were having as
much fun ns 1 was, if not more. Every now and
then the darned rat would stop, aud Id jump
for nim with my umbrella and whack the pave
ment a lick, but the rat would bn tl or 8 foot
away, and I'd go ior him again, Well, it kept
up tots way fur about three squares when X I
iiaiqieued lo look ahead, and about :■(> feet lu
frout of mo I saw a buy on the run. dodung
behXid the tree boxes At the same time !
observed that the rat moved about the same
lime toe boy did, and then it struck mo that the
bor had a siring tied to the ral, aud the rut w ia
a ctea i body and t was well, It doesu’t make
any difference wliat I was I Irmneilia ely had
an engagement upthefirst sideHtr.et I came to
and tno way I gathered up the wrec , of my
umbrella a.ol went awuy Into the darkness ■ *
a sight to behold. If that blamed boy hadn’t
stopped to laugh 1 believe I'd he chasing that
confounded rat yet." and Mr. Leach kicked
over a chair and went out to got a breath of
fresh air.
Citizen 'just a prominent ordinary citizen)
Well. Mr. landlord, what no you find the most
disagi sole Scaturo about renting houses'
Landlord— Tenants.— Uarper'aßatar.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Emigration to Canada last year reached
49,168, against 44,40*1 in 1887.
The national bans depositories now hold
$43,615,849 government funds, exclusive of dis
bursing officers' bala ces.
A hint that the silly season is coming around
is given ii the story from Youn?stown. 0., that
a turile which disappeared last July has been
found alive in the craw of a chicken.
James Gordon Bsxnett, Jay Gould and Mr.
Astor own the the swiftest and the best
yachts afloat, and Xis said that each expends
$lOO,OOO a year in yachting recreation.
The Wisconsin W. C. T. U. has sent a letter
to Mrs. Harrison asking her influence to banish
all kinds of alcoholic liquors from the white
house during her residence as mistress.
Oct near San Diego, in California, where
there is much coarse sand rock, covered by a
tbi.i layer of sod, the experiment is being tried
if blasting holes into which to plant shade and
fruit trees.
Count von Moltks, though 86 years of age.
fully retains his love for music, and hardly ever
misses a court concert. He used to be a fre
quent performer on the piano, too, but has re
formed in that respect.
Hannibal Hamlin remarked the other day
that only four persons were now living who
were in congress when he entered it. These
are Mr. Bradbury of Maine, Mr. Fitch of Michi
gan. Jeffer n Davis and himself.
A ragged street GAMIN, holding up at arm's
length an old rubber boot from which pours a
stream of water, is the design for a work: of art
for the Common, which the Boston aldermen
have just approved, according to a New York
paper.
Of the 45,000,000 or more of cattle in the
United States, Texas is estimated to have 4.724,-
053. the value of which reaches the sum of $60.-
518,860. There are more cattle in Texas than
any other state, but in value New York, Illi
nois and lowa lead.
An Indiana citizen, though he made his liv
ing from the sale of drugs, always refused
medical advice, and even in his last sickness
wouid not consent to see a doctor. Friends,
though, insisted on calling in a .physician, who
found the sufferer pul eless and dying.
As affording some idea of the amount of
light gold ’now in circulat’on in London, it is
stated that recently & financier of that city ac
cepted £l.OOO, largely made tip of half-sover
eigns, and that, on the amount being weighed
at the bankers, it was found to be short, by £l9.
Fred A. Stewart, mate of a schooner, which
recently arrived at Portland, Me., was sleeping
in his berth, the other night, when he felt some
thing scraping his face. He grabbed it with his
hand and threw it on the iloor, and. getting a
light, found it w as a good sized rat he had killed,
which had be n gnawing his face.
There is a cob-pipe factory located at Sedan,
Mo., which is doing a rushing business. The
faci ory pays at the rate of U \ cents for l*4-ineh
cobs ami IJ4 cenis for IU-inc i cobs. A man
hauled a load the of er day of IU-inch cobs
which brought him $64. Tne time may yet
com * when the people will raise wheat for the
chaff.
Mr. Margoliouth of Oxford has just been
elected Laudan professor of Arabic. While he
was still an undergraduate he was reputed to
be one of the six learned men of Oxford, a r and ha
established a panic among the dons who had to
examine him. He swept away all the prizes
which are open at Oxford to the students,
learned and devout.
An English paper recently published the fol
lowing advertisement: “Notice—To ladies of
position: Will any lady of good social position
receive another i her house for a week during
next May, and pie?ent her at the last of the
May drawing rooms ? Satisfactory terms to be
arranged, and good refe cnees given. Strict
confidence will be observed.”
Boston is harder hit by the copper collapse
th.;n any other city except Paris. It is the one
great owner of copper mining stocks, and th)
10-s in the inarket value of their stock in the
i ast six months is not less than $28,000 o■' As
much more h.-s been lost in Boston by the fell
i:i western railroad stocks, so that in the aggre
ga: e a heavy fine has fallen on the security
holders of the city.
The geographers are all at regarding tfce
geographical center of the United States. Tak
ing Quoddy Head, Me., as the most eastern
; o ut, Alton Islands tie most western, Point
Borrow Alaska, the most northern, and Key
West. P'la., as the most southern, and forming
a parallelogram, it appears that the g ograph
ical center of the country is 270 miles west of
Sail Francisco in ihe Pacific ocean.
The gorgeous mansion in Hopkinton. Mas.,
which Mrs. Searle, formerly Mrs. Hopkins, has
hail built, boasts an organ costing $50,000. Its
eas is of English ash to correspond with the
finish of the room, exquisitely carved with gold
molding, is over 30 feet high, and is probably
the most costly organ in any private dwelling
iu America. The music room is large, over 40
feet high, with paneled ceiling of terracotta.
Over in New Jersey they have found an old
colonial law, unrepealed, which provides “that
all women of whatever age. rank, profession, or
degree, whether virgins, maids or widows, who
shall impose upon, seduce or betray into mat
rimony any of his majesty's subjects, by virtue
of scents, cosmetics, washes, paints, artificial
teeth, false hair, or high-heeled shoes, shall
incur the penalty now in force against witch
craft and like misdemeanors.”
A shoe manufacturer in Portland, Me., being
asked to assist in providing bread for the suffer
ing poor, said he would contribute to the extent
of UK) sac sof flour and 100 bushels of meal,
one sack of flour and one bushel of meal to be
given t i every mau in Portland who neither
kept a dog. drank mm, nor used tobacco, an.l
was in need of bread. According to the local
papers the first man had not appeared up to a
day or two ago tj claim ti e gift.
Prof. Kirchoff of Halle estimates that the
language most spoken on the globe, for the last
thusand years at least, is Chinese, for it is
without doubt the only one that is talked by
over 409,000,000 of the huinau race; the next
language most in U'-e (but at a very great dis
tance behind Chinese) being Hindustani, spoken
by over 100,000,000. Th< n follows English
(spoken by about 100,000.000), Ku-sian (over
70,000,000), German (54,000,000) and Spanish
(over 47,000,000).
Bussell Harrison, shortly after he went to
Montana, v.-as one day walking in the street in
Bozeman when he sud ienly ran into the thick
of a ’’dispute" in progress between twocitizens.
There was a scuffle, and one of the combatants
dropped his principal argument on the side
walk. Mr. Harris <n picked up the revolver and
politely proceeded to return it to the owner,
lint another person who observed tho action
thought Harrison was going t > shoot, and gave
him a smash in the left eye that landed him on
his back. Harrison had a badly discolored
optic for several days, and was never known
thereafter to interfere with territorial amuse
ments.
A correspondent writes the London Timm
as follows: A curious case came under my
notice lately which, I think, is of public value.
A children’s party and Christmas tree resulted
in most of the little people, and many of the
older ones, being seized wit ii symptoms of
mineral poison ng. The fact of several who
were present who had not partaken of rood or
liqui 1 of any kind hoing in the number of those
alfectsd directed my attention to the colored
candles on the tree. These 1 had examined by
the county analyst, Air. Lowe of Chester,
whose report is to the effect that the green
candles were colored w.tti arsenical green to
the extent that every eight candles would con
tain one grain of arsenious anhydrite. Ho
further reports that the red caudles were
colored with vermilion. There is no doubt,
therefore, that we had not further to seek for
an explai ation of the symptoms a crowded
room, with the atmosphere charged with ar
senical and mercurial fumes Hiifflclently ac
count mg for it. The candles were not of
English manufacture aud were bought with the
toys.
An Eye to Buslnoaa.
From the Wall Street A ’em.
A Brooklyn man who lilt oil for a few thou
sand dollars a tew weeks ago, rushed around
and r ufed a brown stone front, und then
sought the services of a furniture mover. '
“I'll take it by the Jilb and do the fair 1 thing
by You,* replied tbdmovfer. i ■ >
‘ Well, how fair?’*
“I’ll say SiO for the two.’’
“Wiiattwof
“Wuy, the moving this week In£6 tho brown
stone, and the moving, in about a month, from
th i into a chenp frame h. use in the suburbs.
I niways Job the tw o moves together iu the case
of an oil speculator!”
Miss "Sqi AWKKH." said he, gently, ns the last
holes of her song died upon the air, “1 hope you
will not be offende t at w hat lam about to say.
It has been on my mind for some time, and—"
“do on, Mr. K poo tier,” said tho girl, encour
agingly,
“Well -li'm! The last horse car will be down
In three minutes, and I’ll have to walk home if
I don’t catch It.”— Judge.
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