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INDEX TU NEW " ADVERTISEMENTS.
/ ail IUTART Orders — Savannah Volunteer
he qaIAL Notices— Annual Regatta of Savan
itself acht Club; Chatham Artillery Excur
vvas fain; Printing, Binding and Blank Books,
Janie N. Nichols;
hiiaits. AMn-Y Trade -Fred. M. Hull.
In tL Column Advertisements— Help Want-
J’Vl ans Moyment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
RS? a ”; Miscellaneous.
j^/^'JIKXNTS—May Party and Ball at Guards
p/iiory May, 3; Cora Van Tassel and Dramatic
Theatre; Exhibition of Savannah
oral Art Association May 4, 5 and 6; Ice Cream
Festival for Benefit of Sacred Heart Church.
Hotels— Watauga Hotel, Blooming Rock, N.C.
Assignee's Sale— S. Elsinger, Assignee for
Auction Sales— Valuable Real Estate, House-
Mold and Kitchen Furniture, by I. D. La Roche’s
Sons; Valuable Property for Sale, by J. Mc-
Laughlin & Son; Underwriters’ Sale, by J. Mc
“iaughlm & Son.
Savannah Steam Lacndry— 131 Congress St.
New Goods—At Germaine's.
Popular Dry Goods House—Eckstein's.
Great Consolidation Salk— Platshek's.
Btoce at Cost— At Gutman's.
Startling —L. & B. S. M. H.
Millinery, Shoes, Hats. Etc.—A. R. Alt
inayer & Cos.
Notice— Lovell A Lnttimore.
Seed Rice— Fred M. Hull.
Insurance— Manhattan Life Insurance Cos. of
A teacher of penmanship in Xenia, 0.,
has fallen heir to $575,000. It will not take
him long to discover that the dollar is
mightier than the pen.
Henry Clews lias been requested to renew
his application for membership in the New
York Cotton Exchange. Money talks, even
when it is owned by such a itian as Clews.
This is a holiday week in most of the
Georgia schools for girls. "When it ends the
girls will have provided themselves with
commencement dresses and essays. The lat
ter, of course, will Vie strictly original.
The speeches of Gov. Foraker, of Ohio,
*re being mailed to prominent Republicans
th-opghout the Union. This is a queer way
to get up a Presidential boom, especially
when the speeches are as dull as Gov. For
A Washington society item is to the effect
that a man named Davis, who calls himself
“Hallelujah Shoemaker and Jonadab,” whs
arrested a few days ago for beating his
wife. When it was discovered that he beat
her with a leather strap only two feet long
and four inches wide, he was released. If he
had used a base bull but he would probably
have been fined 60c.
A citizen suggests the advisability of the
city's conducting the sale of the blocks of.
the Dillon tract on the land that is to be
Bold in order that the poople may have a
chance to view them. Those who propose to
bid at the sale are pretty well acquainted
with the property. They wouldn’t know
any more about it if the auction were con
ducted in sight of it.
The women of West Fail-view, Pa., who
recently petitioned the legal authorities of
that town to permit the opening of a licensed
barroom, have been gratified. The reason
assigned by the petitioners for their action
was tliat they preferred to have their hus
bands drink at homo rather than do so at
Harrisburg, two miles away. A similar
petition was perhaps never offered.
At New Rochelle, N. V., the other day,
3d iss Perie Sickles eloped with William E.
Quinn, a hack driver, and married him.
Miss Sickles is a step sister of Gen. Daniel
E. Sickles. Her father, who died a few
weeks ago, left a fortune of $'.’,500,000, and
she has $50,000 in her own right. Consider-
Ing the sickly character of the dudes who
flutter about rich young women, it is not
strange that the latter sometimes seek hus
bands among coachmen and hack drivers.
Ex-Senator Mahone and John 8. Wise, of
Virginia, propose to make the canvass in
that State this year on the race issue.
Mahone stated in a recent speech thut he was
in favor of removing all barriers to social
equality among negroes and whites, and
Wise is exerting himself to array the two
races against each other. This brace of Re
publicans hope, with the aid of the negroes
and white Republicans in Virginia, to elect
a Legislalui-e that will return Mahone to
the Senate. It is not believed that they can
pur-coed. It is to he ho]K-ii tlmt the election
will result in burying them forever out ox
Rev. Mr. Springer, assistant rector of
Grace Episcopal church, Chicago, myste
riously disappeared a few weeks ago, leav
ing his family rad friends in great distress.
It has now been discovered that poverty
made him crazy. His rich and fashionable
church paid him only $l5O for six months'
services, and creditors hounded him so thut
his mind guve way. It is a sail case, but
there are hundreds of preachers who receive
treatment quite us bad. Churches that fail
to provide for the proper support of their
preachers ought to disbaud. A starving
preacher, or one harussoil with debt, is ul
wuys at a disadvantage iu the fight with
The Philladclphia Preta says: “Gen. Law
ton, the new American Minister to Austria,
declares that he is prouder of his services a,
Quartermaster General of the rebel army
than of any other achievement of his life.
Possibly that is why Mr. Cleveland ap
pointed him.” The Prett is clearly anxious
to be unjust. It appear* to lie willing to
sacrifice troth to promote partisan feeling.
Gon. Lawton is proud of his services as
Quartermaster General of the <jonfedorate
nriny becauseheperforiiied a horculean
task to the entire sntisfac-
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at his lor position.
Railways and Waterways.
Representative Bntterworth, one of the
ablest of the Republican members of Con
gress. says that the interstate commerce
law “has come to stay,” but that the long
and short haul feature of it will be consid
erably modified. If Senator Reagan, who
did mote than auy other man to secure the
enactment of the law, has his way, the law
will be enforced as it stands. He has writ
ten a letter condemning the Commission
ers for suspending the long and short haul
clause, and from the tone of it he will have
something more to say on the same subject
as soon as Congress meets. He thinks that
the Commissioners are being fooled by the
railroads into adopting a course that will
virtually nullify the law.
It is natural of course that Senator
Reagan should criticise unfavorably the
suspension of that provision of the law
which he regards as the most important of
all its provisions, and which, in his opinion,
is calculated to confer the greatest benefits
upon the people. He spent some of the best
years of his life in advocating it, and it
hurts him to see it suspended before it has
been given a trial. If he knew as much as
the Commissioners now know about the
difficulties in the way of enforcing it he
would not be so hasty in condemning them.
It is probable that the Commissioners are
as anxious as he is to give all parts of the
law a fair trial, but they want to know
what the effect will be of that part to which
thero is such general opposition before en
forcing it. They are clothed with a certain
amount, of discretion, and it is wise in them
to exercise it whenever there are good rea
sons for doing so.
It is quite certain that the enforcement of
the long and short haul section would not
benefit shippers who have a choice between
water and rail transportation. Wherever
there is competition between the two kinds
of transportation the rates are remarkably
low. The reason is that the water rates
force down the rail rates. It is true that
transportation on the rivers and lakes has
greatly decreased within the last few years.
That is lieeausc the railroads have reduced
their rates so much that transportation on
the waterways has not been profitable.
As soon as the interstate commerce law
passed preparations began to be made
to increase the transportation facilities
of the waterways, because it was seen
that this sort of transportation prom
ised big profits. The law prevents competi
tion between the two kinds of transporta
tion. The law controls the rates on the rail
way’s, but not on the waterways. The
shipper, therefore, will not get the benefit of
competition. The waterway rate will only
be enough lower than the railroad rate to
gain his business.
This being the result of the working of the
law it would seem as if Congress had gone
on for years spending millions of dollars in
improving the water Ways In order to aid
domestic commerce and letsen the cost of
water transportation, and then had sud
denly determined, by passing the interstate
commerce law, to deny to:the people the
benefits which arise from competition be
tween the railways tyid waterways. It
would seem to boa wiser course to make
water transportation cheaper by improving
the waterways and to permit the cheap
water rates to force down rail rates by com
Two Washington Belles.
One of the many rumors relative to social
matters at Washington is that Miss Mattie
Mitchell, the daughter of the junior Senator
from Otegon, is to marry the British Minis
ter, Bir Linonel Saekvillo West. The en
gagement of Miss Dolph, the elder daughter
of the senior Senator from Oregon, to Mr.
Nixon, the AVashington correspondent of
the New Orleans Times-Democrat, is an
nounced. Miss Mitchell and Miss Dolph
were regarded as the belles of AVashington
society during the past winter. If the rumor
of the engagement of Miss Mitchell to tin*
British Minister is true, the engagements of
these two ladies call attention to the old say
ing that love plays some strange tricks.
Miss Mitchell and Miss Dolph are about
the same age. They are both young and are
noted for their beauty and accomplishment*.
Miss Mitchell is to marry a man who has
daughters older than she is, hut who has
great wealth and holds one of the highest
places in the diplomatic service of England.
Miss Dolph is to marry a comparltivelv
young man, without fortune and without
anj’ immediate prospect of improving his
financial affairs. His salary for a year, in
all probability, wouldn’t pay for the dresses
which Miss Dolph is accustomed to have in
a single Washington season.
Rut which lady wilt be the happier? That
question, of course, it is impossible to answer.
It is to be hoped that both will have their
exjiectations fully realized. Miss Mitchell
will have an unlimited purse to draw upon
and will still lie a loader in the great social
world whether her home is in this country
or England. Her husband, on account of his
age, and ierhaps indications of the gout,
may not care much for the gayeties of the
social world, and may even insist upon a
qiot home life. This may mar Mi.;
Mitchell's happiness to some extect, but if
she is a good manager she need not male
many social sacrifices.
But how will it lie with Miss Dolph ?
Tlio man sho is to marry is still at that
time of life when social pleasures are very
attractive, and he is, doubtless, as ready to
join in the dunce as a boy of eighteen. But
tj keep along with the social procession re
quires money, and Miss Dolph will have to
drop out of it when she unites her fortunes
with tha newspaper man, unless her
milhonaii-e father comes forward
with n very attractive check on
her wedding day. But whether the check
is forthcoming or not the chances are that
Miss Dolph's lot will prove to be a happier
one than that of her friend Miss Mitchell.
If she is marrying for love, and there Is
every probability that she Is, sho will be
happier in a one-room Oregon cabin than
she would be in a Washington palace with
a millionaire husband, if love were absent.
A clerk in the Pension Office at Washing
ton has discovered the following indorse
ment upon the discharge of a soldier who
wants a pension: "Aaron Puraton, Conqiany
K, Thirty-fifth United States Colored Ilegi
in-uit: Gunshot wound; incapacitated for
veteran reserve by reason of his color.” At
tached to the indorsement arc the signatures
of Surgeon Henry O. Marcy, now a Boston
physician, and Col. James C. Beecher, Com
mander of the regiment. It is strange, to
say tlio toast, tlmt a nephew of Harriet
Beecher Htowo should havo declared one of
his own meu ineligible to a place in the
invalid corps because he was a ncgi-o.
The Houston Pont is disposed to regard
the Georgia watermelon us the main instru
mentality in bridging tile bloody (huam tlmt
once yawned lietweeu the North and the
South. The Punt is right. The Georgia
watermelon bus no rival as a iieaccxnaker.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 1887 —TWELVE PAGES.
Stay at Home.
A young Georgian has come to grief in
New York on account of an act which is
not without parallel. It seems that he had
spent some years as the editor of a country
weekly before he went to New York, and
his tastes were all in the direction of jour
nalism. He trifxl to obtain work in the
office of several New York journals, but
failed. Determined that he would not be
forced to seek occupation outside of
journalism, he established a correspondent’s
bureau and contracted with a number of
Western ami Southern weeklies to send them
letters of more or less interest for the amuse
ment and instruction of their subscribers.
His bureau was a success, for within two
months after he established it his weekly in
come exceeded $75. Unfortunately he
lacked discretion, and the result was that
he found it necessary to close his journalistic
career rather hurriedly.
The story of the young Georgian’s failure
as a journalist may be briefly told. On
Wall street, one day, he heard a broker tell
another that a well-known banker had gone
to Canada. Without making inquiries as
to the cause of the banker’s journey, the
enterprising head of the correspondent’s
bureau hastened to his office and wrote a
sensational letter in which lie alleged that
the banker had gone to Canada carrying
a large sum of money belonging to other
people. The letter was widely circulated
in the West and South, and soma of the
weeklies that printed it contained editorial
condemnations of the banker. A few weeks
later the proprietors of the weeklies that
printed the letter were astonished by notices
that suits had been begun against them by
the banker for damages on account of gross
libel against him. Inquiry developed that
while he had gone to Canada he had gone
merely to pay a hurried visit to his wife and
children, who were spending a few weeks in
Montreal. The proprietors of the weeklies
wrote indignant letters to the head of the
correspondent's bureau, and, after thinking
over the matter a few hours, lie wisely con
cluded to fly to Texas, or to some other re
gion remote from New York.
The case suggests a number of morals.
Perhaps the most inqiortant is found in the
words of Davy Crockett: “Besure you are
right and then go ahead.” Another, of less
iinixirtanee, is, that young Georgians would
do well to stay at home. There are just as
many opportunities for making a living in
Georgia as there are elsewhere. Indeed,
statistics prove that Georgia increases in
wealth more rapidly than any other South
ern State, and if any Northern or Western
State has the advantage in this respect it
does not offer the opimrtunitios which young
Georgians will find among their friends and
Athletic Sports in Colleges.
President Hyde, of Bowdoin College, is
opposed to the Intercollegiate Base Ball
League. He thinks that it fosters bad in
fluences and lowers the student to the level
of the professional player. Commenting
upon President Hyde’s position, The Hour
ironically suggests that the student cannot
be lowered to that which is the goal of his
In their proper places base ball and other
athletic sports are unobjectionable.! There
is no reason why students should not engage
in them in moderation. They are objection
able, however, when they cause text-books
and lectures to lie regarded of secondary im
portance. This, it is claimed, is the case in
some of the Northern colleges.
Athletic sports in Southern . oollipfs are
not much of a tax upon the tii|ie 'of “stu
dents. This is not due to laziness, but to
the fact that Southern students musd*rf4ke
the best of their opportunities. Twojtiialds
of the young men in the South whd ATM in
a collegiate education are jioor. Many of
them pay their own exjienses, making the
money by engaging in some sort of business
during the vacations. They understand the
value of what they are getting, and have
little time for amusements. The conse
quouce is that Southern colleges are turning
out every year a class of earnest young fel
lows who are sure to lie of benefit to their
No Southern college student comes out as
honor “graduate in base ball.’’ No $:i,000
position in a “crack nine” awaits him. nor
does anybody want to buy him for SIO,OOO,
or for a greater or less sum. He comes out
to take liis place in the physician’s or law
yer’s office, in the counting-room, in the fac
tory, or in the field. He comes out to work.
In proof of this it may bo stated that in a
certain county in this State thero are not
less than twenty-five prosperous young
farmers who are college graduates. It is to
be hoped that the time never will come
when a Southern college will graduate a
professional base ball player.
Capt. E. Motz, of Chesterfield Conrt
House, S. C.. is one of Senator Hearsfs pro
teges. In Chicago, the other day, lie said
to a Mail reporter: “I went down to the
State as a stranger to every one in it, and
my home is twenty miles from any railroad.
We have a little bit of a gold mine and it is
panning out pretty w ell. lam a Republi
can now and always have been, but I want
to say that the people down there make uo
distinction in their treatment of strangers
and new-comers on account of politics. Most
of the stories you hear about proscription or
unfair treatment have no foundation, and a
man who will act decently and fairly will Is
as kindly received in South Carolina ns in
Massachusetts. In fact lie will tie met more
cordially down with us, us the jieoplo are
glad to welcome all who c-ome to aid iu the
development of the State. The climate is
just, lieautiful in the interior, and it is a com
mon remark that the air of our country is
worth a high price per square foot.” Capt.
Motz told tlie truth. There in plenty of
room in the South for men like him.
The K nights ...r Labor in Philadelphia are
agitating the formation of a now "Ameri
can party.” They claim that dOO.OOO ICnights
indorse the principle of “America for the
Americans.” General Master Workman
Powderly, whose title is a woful misfit, is a
leader in the movement. He declare 1 re
cently that in his opinion a fence 500 feet
high should be built around the United
States, and that wore it in his power he
would prohibit the ontrunce of every
foreigner into this country who had not
enough money in his pocket to pay for five
years’ board. He also declared tlio present
immigration laws to lie radically wrong, and
said that he was engaged ill reviewing the
subject for publication over his own name.
Foreign-born citizens who are Knights of
Labor will hardly be pleased w ith the Gen
eral Master Workmans new departure.
Two Gloucester (Mass.) men havo been ar
rested for killing a book agent. They not
unnaturally regard themselves as the vic
tims of buse ingratitude.
Oineha has a citizen who has two mouths.
He in the envy of all the women tliat know
Their Wants Supplied.
From the Cincinnati Ti les-Slar (Rep.)
The Savasmah (Oa.i Nev.-.-: i< o il in a spick and
span new <(T.-ss. and no > lias a metropolitan
appecrance unsurpassed bv a iv pai>er south of
the Ohio river. (Jo!. Km ill iatow., what the
people of Georgia want and hi' jives it to them.
Movingr Away from Mr. Blaine.
From the Philadelphia Record (Deni.)
Tlie friends of Mr. Blaine assert with great
positiveness that his Western tour liad not the
slightest political significance. They may well
tV; believed, sir list it is finite apparent that
nothing of political importance to Mr. Blaine
was accomplished. The gr-at West is moving
with gigantic strides, ami ii is getting further
away from politics of the Maine variety every
A Victory for the People.
Prom the Seio York Herald Ifnd.)
Guilford Miller is but an humble fanner, and
his land comprises but ifln acres But the vic
tory be has won by the praiseworthy determina
tion of President Cleveland that Guilford Miller
and not the Northern Pacific Railroad Company
shall have his farm is a victory for every honest
settler and every poor man seeking a home
stead. It is a victory of the iieople as rightful
claimants to hundreds of thousands of acres of
land over wealthy syndicate', rapacious corpo
rations and unscrupulous rings that have sought
to grab these lands.
Lamar and Calhoun.
From the Boston Herald (Hid.)
Secretary Lamar is undoubtedly the ablest man
in public life from the South. His oration on
Calhoun shows the breadth of his sympathy, the
depth of his patriotism mi l the keenness of his
intellect. Calhoun was an able, pure and patri
otic man, who maintained a theory of govern
ment which could not succeed, but which was
reasonably deduced from the constitution. It is
due to him and those who held with him that
local self-government is to-day so strong in this
country. His extreme views did not prevail,
but what was essential survives, and must be
Physical trainino for girls must go. A girl
in Boston discovered that a month's work in a
gymnasium increased the size of her hand by
one size of glove, and she quit training faster
than you could drop a bat.- -. Toronto Globe.
Lawyer(U) client) —You want to sue Robinson
for $5OO for libel, you say?
Client—Yes; he has blasted my character for
lawyer—You think S.V) the proper amount?
Client—Well, make it ,sgf>o, I only want
what's right.—Harper's BiUar.
Apropos to the commonly received opinion
that “scolding sermons ’ seldom result in any
moral reform, a dominie somewhat noted for the
occasional acid flavor of his remarks gloomily
arose in his pulpit on a recent Sunday and pre
faced the announcement of Ids text by the re
mark, “I shall preach a sharp sermon to-day. as
I am not feeling at all well. ’— Harper's Maga
“And now, dear, is there anything that would
make you feel lietter?”
"Yes, there is.’’
“That pearl set at StifTfcnees.”
“But, my precious, you can’t wear them while
you are sick abed.”
“No, but I will know that nobody who isn’t
sick abed am."—Town Topics.
A reooar called at the clothing emporium of
Mose Sehuumberg and said to the proprietor:
“Please assist a poor man.”
"Go avey mit yer, or 1 call dot bolice.”
“Good-bye,” says the mendicant, as he moved
“Recommend me to your friends ven day
vants somedings in my line,” said Mose out of
purr force of naoit. tuat being his usual parting
salutation to his customers. -Texas Siftings.
Omaha Man—Going to New York to live, eh?
In business there?
Kansas Man—No; I’ve retired from business
and have bought a palace on Fifth avenue, New
“Now, I’d like to know why a man who has
made a fortune in Kansas should buy a residence
in New York instead of settling down in his own
“Well, you see. I had a choice between a New
York brown stone front and a Boom City dug
out, and I took the brown atone front because it
was cheaper." —Omaha 1 Vorld.
He was a hridegroom newly made -a wedding
His bride sat in the wedding room, as sweet as
sweet could lie.
Yet one would think that be had been a husband
half his life.
As on the register he wrote, “J. Percy New and
But as he raised his shiny hat, that showed no
mark of age.
A shower of rice fell from within upon the open
“Enough," the jeweled clerk exclaimed, and
brushed away the rice;
“Johu, Bridal f'hamber No. 4; we charge him
double price.” —Life.
Capt. Chittenden, one of the survivors of the
Greely expedition, is an attraction in a Phila
delphia dime museum.
Ex Gov. Palmer, of Illinois, says he cannot
take time to attend to the business of a visitor
to West Point Academy, and so he declines the
William Henry Btsnop, the novelist and
magaainist, has to write his name in full now to
avqd confusion with the mind reader of some
what similar initials.
The prizes at the last paper hunt in Washing
ton cost Mr. Greger $5OO, which was but a part
of 'he expenses incurred. This makes imitation
fox hunting almost as expensive as gentleman
Qt-EKN Kapiolani is quite a lioness in San
Francisco. Her pictures, as printed in the (’nil
and Chronicle, resemble each other about as
much as Queen Victoria looks like President
Kaiser Wilhelm was greatly disappointed at
not being asked to a recent party given by
Count K.ul'dinky, at which his granddaughter.
Princess Victoria, appeared in the guise of
Queen Victoria lately set the Russomaniaes
of London nhowiing by wearing tin* Bulgarian
Order of the Red Cross at a drawing room, at
which the Russian Ambassador anti his fam
ily wore present.
■Just before the death of Mrs. Hawley, wife of
the Connecticut Senator, she adopted a little
girl of about 9 years of age. Gen. Hawley has
grown very fond of the child and thev are now
There is a man in Indiana who was named
after Buchanan, and his name was then changed
to Lincoln, and from that, to Grant, and he now
calls himself Cleveland Smith. He is bound to
keep up with the procession.
The Duchess of Cumberland is to lie removed
from Vienna to Copenhagen as soon as she has
gained sufficient strength to encounter the
fatigues of such a journey. Them is hut small
hope of the Duchess recovering her reason.
Mbs. Bonanza Mackay writes to a friend in
London: "There is no truth in tho report of niy
wishing to purchase the Regent or any of the !
famous collection of French jewels. I have not I
the slightest intention or desire of doing so.” I
The unveiling of the equestrian statue of (fen.
Burnside .it I’t-ovMence will take place within a
few weeks. Te - group is Its larger than life
size < leu. Burnside is represented sitting par
tially turned in the saddle, gazing earnestly into
Hans I lan-run and Ids three sons, from Co
penhagen. arrived in New York lust week, on
their way to Illinois. When the father was
asked to sign his name nt Castle Garden one of
his sons lifted him up to a level with the hook
lie is only three feet high, while his sous are
I.n;rT. Gov. Jones, of New York, is a striking
looking man of medium height. His flambovaut
moustache is of a uniform gray. His complex
ion lias tlie ruddy tinge of a man in good health.
H'- is reserved in maimer, and pr--sides over the
Senete with dignity and good judgment though
his dignity is sometimes deflected by Senatorial
The Hope has been enlnying the company, at
Hi’’ - atiean. o| the conjuror Bosoo, who was
j -j; for expis-ssly from Vieutia to entertain i.is
holiness. After witnesning two hours' sleight
of hand work with gr-af delight the Pojie com
Jilin 1-nted tlie conjuror, ami sent him to the
hospital -th?A Is. toeutertaln the sick—an honor
for which lionsi was uot pre|>ure(l.
A Cos It hi:apon m: nt writing of George W. Childs,
ilie prince of Philadelphia journalists, -avs:
■lh- has a superb wins cellar, but he never
touches Wines or intoxicants of any ldud. He
doesii t know the taste of them Apollinans
water, which Is served in a superb silver flagon,
is lib. favorite tipple. He never uses even ten or
<*’• A 'te his eating, wheaten grits and oat
meal porridge are Ids favorite dishes. Alt hough
he entertains so much and la a conspicuous figure
nt so many notuble dinners, he scarcely even
nilihles ut anything during the entertainment
But Ills, hospitality Is th-- bospi'alii j of a prince'
Noth mg is too go. l for hi-, guests. Wuen he
gives a large entertatnment the four quarters t ,f
tlie globe an- levied on to provide for the wants
and tue 1 alien* u i llioso he asks to his house.
WHAT PUBLIC MEN DRINK.
An Old Bartender’s Experience With
Guests at a Big Hotel.
Prom the Xew York Tribune.
The stocky man with short-cropped but bushy
gray whiskers, who stood behind the Fifth Ave
nue Hotel bar for fifteen years, has recently
been missed by guests of that house. His name
is Francis Moore. He is a Vermonter, and has a
good stock farm in that State. Recently he de
sired to start in business for himself in Twenty
third street. In his long experience at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel he has dealt out liquid rations for
many of the noted men of the country. He
toil a reporter about some of tbeir peculiarities
yesterday, saying among other things:
"Billy Florence, the actor, drinks straight
whisky. "Len’ Smith is another of the same
kind. I always set out the best when I see them
coming. Gen. Arthur drunk gin straight w hen
he felt the need of a little stimulant. Gen.
Grant used to come in occasionally in his
last years, and drink a bottle of Bass' ale at the
liar. Gen. W. T. Sherman has stuck to one
brand of whisky so long that others have come
to ask for it as Sherman whisky. He drinks a
good big drink but not often. Gen. Phil Sheri
dan takes a square drink of the same beverage
and has no use for water. He takes a nip
oftener than Sherman. Senator Frank His
eoek likes wine, but takes three lingers of
whisky when he tackles that liquor. His fa
vorite wine is Veuve Cliquot, yellow label. Con
gressman George YVest has a steady English
pull at Bass' ale. Ex-Congressman Henry G.
Burleigh's order is always 'a little sherry,' but
it comes quite often. His partner, 'Gus' Cooke,
takes tbe whisky for the firm. Cooke likes to
mix ham and beans between the drinks.
“Though James G. Blaine stopped at the hotel
I never saw liiin at the bar. Gen. Garfield never
came to the bar, either. Ex-Senator Chaffee, of
Colorado, drank whisky and Poland water,
which he thought was good for his kidneys.
His friend. 'Dave' Moffatt. President of the
Denver and Rio Grande road, drinks whisky
straight. Senator Gorman came in rarely for
rye. William H. Barnum takes gin steadily,
and lots of it. The glasses are not big enough
for him. William L. Scott, of Erie, asks
for 'a little gin fizz—very light.’
When President Cleveland was a guest
of tbe hotel we sent up brandy to his
room—the best, in the house. When Roscoe
Conkling hoarded here his beverage was lemon
ade. I never saw him take anything stronger.
President Hayes wouldn't drink a lemonade for
fear it might, have been stirred with a spoon
that had been in whisky. The late Gov. Reuben
E. Fenton was a fight drinker with a liking for
light wine and champagne. 'Steve’ Dorsey
used to drink whisky in the days when he rah
Republican National politics, but brandy suits
hint now. A peculiar drinker is Uncle John
Rice, the proprietor of the Tremont House. Chi
cago, who has a ta.ste for ‘velvet’—half cham
pagne and half porter.
“Sheridan Shook likes straight gin and has
drunk enough to float a steamboat. It agrees
with him. ‘Ed’ Gilmore is one of his pupils.
Uncle Rufus Hatch takes about one finger of
whisky. Senator Johu Sherman is a fight man
on liquor. He takes a bit of whisky rarely.
Gen. George A. Sheridan, of Louisiana, sizes up
slightly above a finger when the whisky is good.
The one thing he will not touch is Mexican
pulque.’ ‘Bob'lngersoll's favorite is,beer. Law
rence Barrett is a great drinker of whisky. That
is also Edwin Booth's beverage. Guiteau, the
assassin, was around the bar during the cam
paign of ISBO. He only drank when he was
asked and then filled up on rye. Gen. Hancock
took whisky, but above all things he liked
a bottle of champagne. Hubert O. Thompson
was a good treater and took whisky. Each
Chandler was a drinker of drinkers. He began
early in the day and kept it up till he went to
HOME SWEET HOME.
Sir Henry R. Bishop the Composer of
Charles Mackay in London Telegraph.
The doubt as to the authorship of the beauti
ful melody of “Home, Sweet Home” still ap
pears to be unsettled. Controversies are every
now and then started in the newspapers on the
subject. AVith the view of putting an end to
them, once for a’l. I write this letter, to prove to
the most incredulous that the air is English, and
was the composition of the very eminent and
gifted musician, the late Sir Henry R. Bishop.
In one of many conversations on well known
English melodies with that gentleman I took oc
casion to ask him for information on the sub
ject of “Home, Sweet Home. ' the author
ship of which was often attributed to him,
and as often denied by many who claimed it as
a national Sicilian air which Sir Henry had dis
covered and rearranged. He thereupon favored
me with the whole history. He bail been en
gaged in his early boyhood to edit a collection of
the nuti.inal melodies of all countries. In the
course of his labors be discovered that lie had
no Sicilian melody worthy of reproduction, and
Sir Henry thought he would invent one. The
result was the now well known air of “Home.
Sweet Home,” which he composed to the verses
of an American author, Mr. Howard Payne,
then resident in England. When the collection
was published the melody lxvaine so popular
that, to use a common phrase, “it took Ihe
town liy storm,” and several musical publish
ers. believing it to be. Sicilian and non-copyright,
The Eccentricities of Women’s Fash
Prom the Cincinnati Hi: quire r.
It is quite fashionable for one hip to be a cou
ple of inches higher than tbe other, and when
you look at a woman from the rear it's to see
non different is the scooping out on each side.
In another respect women pan out shockingly—
that’s in the matter of teet. They unfasten
fancy Oxford ties: they take off yellow garters
with diamond set clasps; they strip off dainty
embroidered silken stockings and they let loose
deformed toes, enlarged joints, great, glowing
bunions, and an assortment of corns horrible to
This state of things they bring on themselves.
The woman who puts her foot into too short a
shoe w ill find her big toe joint set back on her,
swell tip. and develop a greater bunion than was
ever connected with "Pilgrim's Progress." The
majority of women seem utterly blind to those
personal defects, last year at the watering
places it was greatly the fashion to pink and
polish the toenails, and I have seen women un
blushingly uncover a pair of feet that would
make a chiropodist shiver, and contemplate
them with pleasure if only they had got a high
degree of ixilish on their misshapen nails.
In one of the baths of this city there is a
nearly life-size plaster statue of Diana, and it
would do you good to see some of these nude
monstrosities measure their charms beside
those of the goddess.
“Mercy,” says one. putting down her highly
ornamented foot beanie the symmetrical ex
tremity of the Diana, “not so tall as 1 into a
head, and foot that big! I bet she'd take aSU
and I only wear n 3.”
Tile damsel who has the deformed waist is in
ectasy over herself. “That's a fine figure," says
she. scornfully. "That waist w ill measure twen
ty-nine inches. Thank heaven, my corsets are
only nineteen inches. The old sculptors had
ridiculous ideas about female beauty.”
The Best Way.
1 used to love a little maid
AVith sunny golden tresses.
And with a smile site oft repaid
My kisses and caresses.
I often held heron my knee,
Aii<l no remarks exciting:
Sic always seemed quite land of mB,
At caiiuili never slig .ting.
Ik this the maiden whom I knew *
Of course, who's grown much older
Since 1 was here; it strikes me, too.
Sim's grown n good deni collier.
She’s just ns fair that 1 confess—
If anything, she's fairer:
But in tier kiss.'* now, I guess
She'd not let ran lie sharer 1
She does not seem so fond of me
As when, with laughter luilen.
She roamed about so blithe and free—
A charming little maiden,
Kill! many a beaux she has enrolled
That I'm not one I'll mention.
She'd not so mail}' when of old
I captured her attention.
Ah, me’ 'Twas ever thus’ Although
'Twas sweet whene'er I'd meet tier
To kiss her lips, of course, l know
That now 'twoidd tie much sweeter!
Don't kiss a baby girl. 1 pray;
Wait and accommodate her
In after years; just sweetly say,
I'll take my kisses later' 1 ’
Hknry Talcott Muxs.
Mr. Ru.skin Silenced.
From the Philadelphia News.
Mr. Ruskin Is an Englishman who has a thor
ough hatred of railroads, equal rights and other
accessories of civilization. He was wandering
through an English art gallery recently, and
pointing to a canvas hung conspicuously on the
wall jiiquired of a man standing by:
“What can they mean by allowing such a daub
"It has been a wanted the art prize,” was the
“Awarded the art prize:" gasped the author
of "Sesame and Lilies." “Why there's not a
trace of art about it."
“Exactly so," said the other. with awiuk;
“art is to conceal art. you know.”
Mr. Km,kin went home with dyspepsia.
t ii ari.es A, Dana lias his life iusured for
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The rails of the sixteen street ear companies
in New York would reach to Jacksonville, Fla.,
from the former city, it is stated, if laid in con
Walter Hunter, a Pittsburg street car con
| ductor, lias been at the business since Nov. 4,
and in that time has found six jjocketbooks.
containing sums of S3O and less, and has found
[ the owners, too. His last find was a uote for
The editor of a paper published in Munich
| prints in ten copies of each issue an order for a
! cask of Bavarian beer. The scheme has proved
I 10 l>e the biggest sort of an advertisement, and
I no subscriber ever thinks of asking the editor to
"stop bis paper.'’
Robert C. Anderson, 65 years old. who left
Rochester, N. Y„ last week, after selling his
fane., arrived in Boston on Monday night, hav
ing made the entire distance, he says, on foot,
lie expresses an intention of tramping out to
Des Moines (Iowa), where he has a relative
living, and explains that he wants to see the
Ax actor who had already spent a month in
jail, in Brooklyn, on a charge of assault, was
sent back for another space last week, accord
ing to local published reports, because the. dis
trict attorney was not ready for him, though a
dozen persons have all along been ready to
prove that he was 100 miles from the place
where and when the assault was committed.
Henry Damme, a well-to-do German farmer,
near Edwardsville, 111., quarreled with his wife
who, like himself, was high tempered, and in the
fight that followed injured her severely. He
was arrested and imprisoned, while his lawyer
searched for hail. He succeeded in getting it,
and hurried to the prison, and found Damme a
corpse. He had hanged himself iu his cell.
Mrs. Sarah Bragg, who, while serving as a vol
unteer nurse during the civil war, contracted a
rheumatic complaint that had deprived her of
the use of all the joints of her body except one
at her neck and those of her wrists, died in the
city hospital at Rochester. N. Y., on Monday,
after seventeen years of helplessness, her death
being caused by au attack of what was pro
A clergyman in a Massachusetts town adopt
ed the extreme of caution in keeping his revol
ver locked tip in a box under his bed, and it so
happened that on the only occasion when he
ever had to use his deadly weapon the disturb
ers of his midnight slumbers carried off their
booty before he had time to open the box and
get out his six-shooter.
John Robinson, of Creek Centre, Warren
county, N. Y., last Sunday arrived at church
rather late, wearing a pair of new boots which
squeaked frightfully. Not wishing to disturb
the congregation he left the boots In the vesti
bule ami entered in hfb stocking feet. Upon
looking for his boots after the sendee he found
that they had been stolen.
Some Boston people are poking fun at Mayor
O'Brien because he recently addressed the
Out'tv, of the Hawaiian Islands as “H. R. H.
Kapiolatii,” instead of "H. M. Kapiolani." This
recalls the fact that when King Kalakaua was
in Chicago a few years ago. Mayor Carter Har
ripou made a formal speech to him, which he
closed w ith the recommendation that his ma
jesty "go over to the hotel now and wash up.”
What may be hoped is a death-blow to piano
drumming is giver, by M. Gounod in this pun
gent letter to Camille See: Dear Sir—You ask
me my opinion as to the share of piano study
which should be allowed in the education of
young girls. A reply seems to be most easy—
the least time possible for those not studying
professionally. This is is my sentimeDt in plain
words: Je vous le livre. Yours, Charles
A farmer near Oxford, N. Y., many of whose
apple trees, especially those nearest an adjacent
wood lot, have not thriven as they ought, has
discovered the reason. The other evening, just
before dark, he saw several partridges fly into
the trees mid begin eating the buds. One par
tridge would strip the buds from an entire
branch at a single visit, and the growth of a
great number of liis trees has been almost en
A bill has been introduced in the Quebec Leg
islature which is making a great stir throughout
Canada. It provides that a crucifix shall be set
up in a conspicuous place before every witness
box in the Province, and that every witness not
n Quaker shall be required "to lift his right
hand in front of the crucifix and to place his left
hand on the book of the Evangelists, and to
cause him to swear before the crucifix and upon
the Holy Evangelists to tell the truth and the
whole truth in the cause in which he is to be
heard as a witness.”
Owning a distillery in the Prohibition State of
lowa is a right profitable thing. It need not
make whisky. The lowa law forbids this, and,
what is a still greater force, the distiller’s pool
of the country forbids it. But it Is just as profi
table for a distillery iu lowa not to make whisky
as to make it—for the pool pays the internation
al distillery of Des Moines SBO,OOO a year to re
main idle. The establishment, owned, it is said,
by exemplary Republicans, makes a good round
sum of money by an assiduous observance of
the lowa prohibitory law.
Some time ago Gpu. Boulanger requested M.
Ambrose Thomas to examine the various man
ners ip w hich the "Marseillaise” was played,
and furnished him with the best scoring. It is
now announced that a committee of musical
composers and professors of the Conservatoire,
under the pr -sidency of M. Ambroise Thomas,
have adopted an arrangement of the national
hymn which offers the great advantage of re
specting the primitive text while it gives greater
fullness. From May next all French military
bands are to adopt this arrangement.
An interesting case involving a terrible mis!
carriage of justice will shortly be revised by
the Competent Court at Jicin, in Bohemia. Six
years ngo the Assize Court at, Talior sentenced
to sixteen years’ penal servitude a man named
Jelinek, found guilty by the jury of attempting
to poison his wife. After the trial Frau Jelinek
obtained a legal separation, went to America,
and married. She has just written to her pa
rents to say that her former husband was inno
cent. She herself put the poison in a plate of
preserves, in order to get up a charge against
Jelinek, and thus to obtain a separation.
Ot’iDA is said by a near accquaintance to
work in t his way: All her literary work is done
in the early morning. She riss every day at 5
o,clock, and goes straight to her library, where
she works three or four hours before partak
ing of any breakfast. Before she begins her
literary work she works herself up into a sort of
literary trance, ller i-nthusiam in whatever she
attempts in a literary way is very great, and
her pen moves like lightning over the sheets be
fore her. She write* very quickly in a large
hand, and when thoroughly ■•enthused,''some
times covers a sheet of foolscap paper with only
two or three lines of live words eaen.
They are telling a story of a former Dakota
legislator, named Wilbur F. Steel” Steele is
opposed to woman suffrage while his wife is in
favor of it. On one occasion a woman suffrage
bill was before the House and a vote was called
for. When the clerk called Steele's name he
rose with the dignity of a Demosthenes and be
gun : “Mr. Speaker, 1 am very sorry that I can
not support this bill, but ." At that moment
a well dressed woman bent over the gallery rail
and <• vela lined in a loud voice, “W-l-l-b-u-r
He glanced upward, then turned and said : “Mr.
Speaker, I vote aye. ” The woman wits Steele’s
Bcitalo Hill ir. going to England deviated
from the usual custom of less illustrious travel
er*. Instead of putting himself at once Into the
hands of London's tailor, Poole, as soon as he
arrived, lie chose to supply himself with a libe
ral outfit in America, and he landed on the
other side with any amount of “store clothes.”
One suit. iif which h“ intend.* to pay his respects
to the ljumi is of dark gray: another, in which
he will apjiear m the (j icon's jubilee ns Nebras
ka’s representative, is two shades of blue, while
a gorgeous hunting costume, which, |>erhaps.
Will lie seen in Windsor forset, consists of blue
corduroy jacket, gray corduroy trousers, and
scarlet and brown waistcoat.
Tub gossips ia Belgrade and in European
court and diplomatic circles generally are en
joying a rare treat, for It is not often they hnvo
the opportunity now offered them by the King
of Servia and Queeu Natalie of discussing the
domestic squabbles of u royal couple. The
dangerous fondness for dabbling in politics,
which, iu the case of the Empress Eugenie,
brought such disaster ii)Kin France, seems to
have seized upon the Ouecn of Servia. She is
the daughter of Col. Kesehko, of the Russian
army. and. not lining of royal birth, appears to
have lacked that royal patience uml resignation
which often enable* ordinary queens to bear
everything, even to living driven into the grave
or Into a lunatic asylum. Her Intriguing rein
tious v, ith the Russianizing party In Servia and
with the anti-government and anti-dynastic
party so disgusted the ministers that they re
signed. whereupon her royal huslimnl forbade
her meddling In politics any more. This started
a quarrel that was soon aggravated by domestic
dtff reu and now the ytteen Is entirely angry,
and uunouuocs her intent ipu of going home to
Russia to her papa, just like any young Indy
from Patterson or Bound Brook. There is no
attempt to conceal the misunderstanding, and
but little prospect of its being patched up.
C .A' ,P' '•■■CI7 IIN E
Indian Harbor Hotel,
Will Open Saturday, June 18th,
Address WM. H. LEE.
Grand Hotel. 31st street and Broadway New
York. • ’ - .
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
Neuman Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
THE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella.
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor
S. A. UPSON, Manager.
TALLAHASSEE, - - FLA.
M. L. OGLESBY, - - Manager.
Open Decemberto May. Daily Rates—s 4.
HOTEL SAN SALVADOR'
ST. GEORGE STREET,
ST. AUGUSTINE, -•-- FLA
tiMRST-CLASS in all its appointments. This
New and Elegant Concrete Hotel is hand,
somely furnished throughout, and has all the
modem improvements—Electric Bells, Gas,
Baths and perfect- Sanitary system. Rates: siss
to $8 per day. Special terms by the week or
month. G. N. PAPY, Proprietor.
BROADWAY & FORTY-FIRST STREET
4 MERICAN PLAN. Centrally located. AU
2tL the latest improvements Cuisine and ser
Special rates to permanent guests.
I. STEINFELD, Manager.
KITSELL’S PRIVATE HOTEL'
91 Fifth avenue, near 17th street.
en suite or singly. First-class board
and accommodations. Special rates to families
Prices reasonable as a boarding house.
, .TAMES KITSELL, Proprietor.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r I’’IIIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
JL a Passenger Elevator (the only one in the
city ) and has been remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
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HOTEL. Blooming Rock, N. C., on tin
summit of the Blue Ridge. Purest water: every
thing. new, eomfortable and elegant. Lpweq
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Ask your Retailer for the ORIGINAL $8 SHOE.
Beware of Imitations.
None Genuine unless bearing the Stamp
This Shoe stands higher in the estimation a,
wearers than any other in the world. Thousands
who wear it will tell you the reason if you ask
them. For sale by
.A. S. Nichols,
138 Broughton street. Savannah, Ga.
———— ———— —————
William RavbHZL, President.
gTONO PHOSPHATE COMPANY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS.
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HIGH GRADE RICE FERTILIZER.
COTTON SEED MEAL.
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Office, No. 13 Broad Street.
All orders promptly filled.
R. M. MEANS, Treasurer.
EDWARD LOVELL k SONS,
166 Broughton, and 138-140 State Street*
Cotton Hose, Kedzie Filters,
Hose Reels, let Cream Churn*
Plain and Spray Nozzles, Fluting Machines
PAINTS AND OILS.
LLOYD & A DAVIS,
irtccEssons to a. b. collihs a co..
The Old Oliver Paint and Oil floos,
■\TTILL keep n full line of Doors, Rash. BUndl
VV and Builders’ Hardware, Paints, O’ l *
Steamboat and Mill SuppMea, Lime. > l last.-r
Cement. etc. Window Glass a specialty, as
sizes ami kinds of Packing. A large lot of on*
size Sash, Doors and Blinds will lie sold at a
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