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SATURDAY, MAT 7, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings— Savamwh Yacht Club.
Special Notices—To Jurors Chatham Su
■nu-ior Court; The Savannah Fire and Marine
'ifa*k.ranee Cos.; Savannah Yacht dub; As to
of Ger. Bark O. F. Packing; To Water
JHHumers; City Ordinances; Oelschig and
Plants at Auction.
Vt T SEME\TS —Base Ball T‘>T)ay Between
JHffiii-ston and Savannah; “The Dauites” at
Commercial College of Ken-
University. Louisville, Ky.
Materials— A. 11. Abbott <t Cos.,
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let Florida follow AYrst Air
example i.: . elect a Senator without
■ Mrs. James G. Blaine is visiting New
■Tort. Can she be “shopping” in the inter-
Bst of her husband !
I It will puzzle Americans to understand
Hvhy Mila Bazaine was at a ball while her
■ather lay desperately wounded.
B Let him that wishes to discover how soon
and events are forgotten try to remem-
what agitated the public mind a month
Wr-Sl Gutting has tss-oine the city editor
• stiNgpb: ida paper. It is to tje hoped that
appliot give Cuba cause to insult this
WXmfr ■tt.sburg the coke workers’ strike
■Bp|Ml;;,d<4o men to be idle. The wisest
lahorere of this country can do is
inilv one Indian or.t of ti.lo.iKHi
!•> dehitum tremens. This re
rreconi was not tlie result of tem
but of watered whisky.
Gen. Sheridan refuses to reply to Gen.
■Rosser’s letter about that ride up the Shen
andoah valley. Gen. Sheridan doubtless
expects the Republican newspapers to reply
Queen Kapiolani weighs JOO pounds. Per
haps this explains what was meant by the
correspondent who wrote that the Sand
wich Islands were burdened with a surplus,
Of the thirty-nine railroads chartered by
the General Assembly of Georgia at its last,
ession only five promise to materialize.
<3immous, of Sumter, w ill yet deserve the
thanks of the State.
Among the changes which time lias
Jbronght about is that which has caused Mrs.
Langtry to become one of the most popular
actresses in this country. Unkind tilings
are no longer said about her.
William DeH. W r aldington, United States
Commercial Agent at London, Ont., thinks
the interstate * commerce law has ruined
Canadian trade with this country. Then
there is no need of enforcing the retalia
' The new Austrian Minister to the United
States says that Gen. Boulanger is ambi
tious. This, it is supjiosed, means that Gen.
JBoulanger wants to fight Germany. In this
respect all his countrymen seem to be quite
s ambitious as he.
The Republicans are not pleased with the
result of the municipal elections in Indiana.
Large Democratic gains are reported in all
parts of the State. This straw indicates
*‘a second term for Cleveland and good gov
ernment for the people.”
Mrs. Brown Potter has signed an agree
ment to play in this country under the man
agement of H. C. Miner. She will make
Jier debut in New York on Oct. 111. It is to
be hoped that the interstate commerce law
will allow her to come South.
It is stated that the Interstate Commerce
Commissioners are swinging around the cir
cle on free passes. The statement, however,
is untrue, for a conductor lias been found
who says he took a vicious delight in punch
ing the commissioners' tickets.
Secretary Bayard appears to be handling
the fisheries question with much more skill
than the country has been giving him credit
for. It is not improbable that this question
will be settled to the satisfaction of this
country and Canada in tho near future.
Maj. J. F, Ran son, of Macon, has been
lecturing the students of Emory College on
free trade and protection. Maj. Hanson
possesses a vigorous intellect and is mi effec
tive speaker. Were it not for his high tariff
notions he might be a power in Georgia poli
Ex-State Senator William B. Woodin, of
Auburn,, N. Y., says: “My candidate for
President is Chauncey M. Bepaw. ” Nobody
outside of New York knows the ex-Senator,
Imt ho voices the sentiment of many other
Republicans, Mr. Blaine should keep an
of lie-latest inventions is a dcmijolm
■JPor use in prohibition counties. It is put in
•a tin can incased .vkfe f.ufd|Biid if projieriy
powtructed lokjd#B ijMEworld like the
meek kerosene the top is
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| The West Virginia Senatorship.
The election of Judge Faulkner to the
United States Senate from West Virginia is
probably the beginning of a very interesting
contest in the United States Senate. The
legislature of that State at its regular ses
] sion last winter failed to elect a Senator.
The balloting continued until the day of ad
journment. The leading candidate was Mr.
Camden, whose term in the Senate expired
on March 4 last. There were twelve Demo
cratic members of the Legislature who re
fused to vote for him on the alleged ground
that he was a representative of mono}X)lies
rather than of the people. On March s—the5 —the
Legislature having adjourned Feb. 35—the
Governor appointed Daniel B. Lucas Sena
tor. Mr. Lucas was the loader of the twelve
who opposed Mr. Camden's re-election.
The Legislature having failed to pass the
necessary appropriation bills, mainly, it Is
said, because Mr. Camden’s friends ob
structed legislation, the Governor called an
extra session on April 20. In his call lie
distinctly sppeified the subjects for legisla
tive action, and. according to the Stato
constitution, only those things mentioned in
the call can be acted upon at an extra ses
The Governor was careful not to mention
that a Senator was to be elected. It is prob
able that he thought by omitting to men
tion it a Seiiator could not be elected until
the next regular session, and that bis friend
Lucas would thus have two years in the
Senate Mr. Camden, however, did not in
tend to be beaten that way. His friends
1 >egan agitating the Senatorial matter as
soon as the Legislature assembled, and they
reached the conclusion that if a Senator
were not elected at the extra session the
State would probably be deprived of the ser
vices of a Senator for tlie next two years.
They tried again to elect Mr. Camden,but
when they found that the opposition to him
was as strong as ever they changed their
votes to Judge C. J. Faulkner, and elected
'him without trouble. Judge Faulkner is a
warm friend of Mr. Camden and the latter
doubtless feels that he has to a certain ex
tent triumphed over his enemies.
The question which now presents itself is
this: Was Judge Faulkner's election legal?
Mr. Lucas, the Governor’s appointee, says no.
He is a very able lawyer and has studied
the question thoroughly. He says that
when Congress meets he will claim a scat
in the Senate and present the Governor’s
certificate as evidence of his title to it. He
is prepared to show that the Legislature,
owing to the provision of the State consti
tution, to which attention has already been
called, could not lawfully elect a Senator.
Doubtless there will be a contest between
Mr. Lucas and Judge Faulk nor, but as they
are both good Democrats it doesn’t make
much difference to West Virginia or to the
country which one is successful.
The Virginia Debt Question.
It is not improbable that the settlement of
the debt qui>stion in Virginia will have an
important leaving upon the politics of that
State at the next election. Sir Edward
Thornton, who represents the British holders
of the bonds of the State, is at Richmond,
and, it is understood, is making a very
urgent appeal to the debt commission now
in session to comply with the demands of
his clients. The commission, it is under
stood, does not see how it (an do that. The
taxes are already burdensome, and to in
crease them would be productive not only
of a great deal of bitter feeling, but might
strengthen the sentiment in favor of repu
It is said that Sir Edward Thornton
thinks the appropriations for other things
than the debt are extravagant, and ought
to be greatly reduced. It is alleged that
among other things he has suggested that
the #70,000 appropriated annually for the
Confederate veterans in lieu of artificial
limbs for them, and the money spent upon
common schools is altogether too much for
those purposes. It is very natural that he
should think so, because he wants to get all
he can for tfe - in whose employ he is. It
is not probable, however, that the debt
commission will dare to reduce the
amount set apart for Confederate veterans
or common schools. The members of the com
mission know very well that if they were to
do what Sir Edward Thornton wants them
to do they would lose whatever influence
they have in their State. The veterans and
the institutions of the Stute must be pro
vided for first, and if there is anything left
the bondholders will get it.
Virginia’s debt has bothered her a great
many years, and doubtless will continue to
bother her. It seems almost impossible to
make a satisfactory compromise. There
are doubtless some who favor repudiation,
but that sentiment will hardly become
strong unless men who are vastly different
from those who now control tho State get
into power. It is said that Mahone and his
political lieutenants are watching the debt
commission with tho hojw of finding in its
proceedings material with which to make a
cainiaign for the control of tho next Legis
lature. Mahone. it is asserted, wants to get
back to the Senate, and is making his plans
now with tho hoj>e of accomplishing that
Tho debt commission has a remarkably
difficult task to perform. Threatened by
the bondholders on one side and the people
on the other, it hardly knows what to do.
The chances are, however, that the bond
holders will have to wait a long time for
their money, and to accept much leas than
they appear to be disposed to at present.
Lieut, Flipper, the colored West Point
graduate, who was dismissed from the urmy
several years ago for malfeasance in office,
is now In a fair way of l>eeoming the richest
colored man in the country. He joined the
Mexican army, and was one of the party
whjoh discovered the long lost but rich gold
and silver mines known as the Quaynopa
and the Layonda. He will have a share of
When u Birmingham land company with
a capital of #IOO,OOO can declare an annual
dividend of #1,030,000, people will wonder
oil the more what use such a city lias for
wild cat real estate schemes. The solid pro
gress indicated by the business of the Eiyton
Land Company is worth more to Birmingham
and the Smith than all tin' so-called booms
that were evor nursed into existence.
Mrs. Louise Daniels, of Burlington, Vt.,
has been licensed as a pilot.. She will steer
the Water Lily, a steamer which plies the
waters of Lnko Champlain, She passed a
very satisfactory examination before the
United States inspectors. As she is 42 years
old it is not probable that sire will w ant to
change the name of her steamer to “Water
Governors down in
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1887.
The Hayes Infamy Recalled.
Ex-Gov. J. Madison Wells, of Louisiana
Returning Board fame, is making things
lather uncomfortable for some of the ex
caipet baggers in New Orleans. Wells is
about 80 years old, and from all accounts is
very poor. He wants money and be hopes
togetitoutof Gen. Badger, the ex-Collec
tor of the Port of New Orleans. If the story
Wells tells is true Kellogg, when Governor,
wanted him to resign from the returning
board. He seemed to be af raid that Wells
wouldn’t assist in counting the State for
Hayes. He had no occasion, however, to
distrust Wells, as that individual appears
to have given entire satisfaction to the con
When Wells refused to resign Kellogg
told him that ho would make him tax col
ector of a rich district of New Orleans.
Whether or not this was intended as a bribe
Wells does not say, but it evidently made
him happy. The city tax collectorships
were very profitable offices in tho days of
the carpet-baggers, because the collectors
bought tho State’s warrants with tlie State’s
money at less than half their face value, and
turned them, instead of cash, into tlie State
Treasury. When the returning board had
completed its work Kellogg refused to give
Wells tho promised office. H ; had no fur
ther use for Wells, but he had for Gen.
Badger, and he gave the place to the latter.
Wells made so much trouble, however, that
it was agreed, so Wells says, that he and
Badger should divide what could be made
out of the office. They signed a written con
tract to that effect, and it is on this contract
that Wells proposes to su9 Badger.
However, Badger couldn’t have made
much out of the office because he had it
only a little while before the Democratic
Governor was recognized in Lousiana and
all tho Republicans went out of office in
It is to be hoped that Wells will bring a
suit against Badger as he threatens to do.
Some very interesting testimony would
doubtless be brought out. Wells will have
a chance to show his part in the
Hayes con'tpiraey, and also that
of Kellogg and other Republican
leaders. He is in a revengeful mood, and
may be induced to make the whole truth
known. The truth to n large extent has
only been guessed at. Wells as a witness
might make revelations that would throw
considerable light on one of the most re
markable occurrence in the country's po
Sheriffs and Their Duties.
Tlie Blackwood case, which threatens to
become a source of some little annoyance
to Georgia and South Carolina, has
been followed by another interstate case
which shows how necessary it is that sher
iffs should post themselves with respect to
the laws which concent their duties.
One Chastain, wanted for murder com
mitted in Thomas county, Ga., fled to South
Carolina. At Kingstree he was arrested and
lodged in jail. The Sheriff of Thomas coun
ty, without the necessary requisition papers,
boldly invaded South Carolina and demand
ed of the authorities at Kingstree Chastain’s
surrender. He was informed that the sur
render would not be male, except by
order of the Governor based upon the
proper requisition of the Governor of Geor
gia. Recovering from his surprise the
Sheriff telegraphed Governor Gordon for
the requisition, and obtained itj at ajkeqjly
told in our dispatches.
Tho Comptroller General sem|k out irivctry
year instructions to the tax of
State, clearly defining their duties. The
plan has been found to prevent confutiiotf,
and lias doubtless saved the State consider
able expense. The Chastain case suggests
that a similar plan with reference to the
sheriffs would be advisable. It is well known
that vexatious complications are continually
occurring on account of the failure of
sheriffs to conform to the law in discharging
their duties. In one county, some time ago,
it requires:! several days’ hard work upon the
part of Judge and Solicitor General to bring
order out of tlie confusion resulting from
the Sheriff’s ignorance of what tho law' re
quired of him.
It is true that the sheriffs have the Code,
but it is an unwieldy volume, and, on this
account, it is not always carefully studied.
To meet tho demands of the case, the At
torney General, or some other State officer,
might lie empowered to prepare an abstract
of tho laws relating to the duties of sheriff.
It might then be printed in convenient form
and a copy scut to every sheriff in tho
State. This done, South Carolina would
hardly be invaded again by a Georgia
sheriff, and, in consequence, another mis
take like that at Kingstree would not bo
among the probabilities.
Senator Sherman doesn’t credit the re
ported intention of Cuban bandits to
kidnap him while he w'as visiting the island.
He said, the other day, referring to the
report: “Newspapers sometimes print
strange things. Upon our arrival in Cuba
it was announced in some of the newspapers
opposed to the existing government that we
had come to purchase the island for the
United States. Then, afterward, tvhon w r e
were entertained by the Captain-General,
the same itajiors declared that we had really
come there with the intention of negotiating
for the purchase of Cuba, but had been
bought off by the Captain-General ”
William O’Brien, editor of United Ire
land, is expected to arrive in New- York on
Sunday. He will depart a few days later
for Canada, where he will tell the Canadians
how Jrd Lansdowne treats his Irish ten
ants, New York Irishmen have prepared a
grand reception for O’Brien. A committee
wifi meet him down the bay, and on Wednes
day evening next a public inception will bo
given him at Cooper Institute. O’Brien is
a young man of vigorous intellect nnd Is
said to be an eloquent speaker. The proba
bilities are that he will make Canada rather
uncomfortable for 1/trel Lansdowne,
Commenting on the intention of Capt. F.
AV. Dawson, of the Charleston Weirs and
Courier, to institute suit against the New
York Suu (or liltel, the New York World
says that the order of “St. Sensible is some
times conferred upon those who labor to
place libel suits on the piano of the played
out code duello.” It then condemns Capt,
Dawson for threatening to bring suit against
the Sun. In this instance the World ought
to have printed a diagram to explain what
Regarding the rumor that Queen Victoria
is to lie blown skyward by dynamite on the
occasion of her jubilee, June 31, O’Donovan
lloKsasaysi “There’s a lot to be said on
that subject, but lam not the man to say
it.” Editor Ford, of the Irish World, says
that no decent Irishman will engage iu such
warfare, Other Irish leaders agree with
Mr. Ford. The Irish cannot afford to in
jure their cause by resorting to the use of
Ex-Speaker Carlisle’s Position.
Prom the Washington Star <Ocm.)
There is no louger any question as to where
John U. Carlisle stands on next veer's political
issues. The ex-Speaker i; a man who does not
lierinit anyone to interview him unless lie has
something to say, and, when be ha said what lie
has to, he is not’apt to take the hack track or
try to escape the consequences by throwing ills
credit on the interviewer.
The Abolition of Poverty.
Prom the Boston Herald ( Oi'l.)
If Mr. Henry George and Dr. Mcttlynu find a
new way to altoltsh poverty they will deserve
the highest credit. Up to ’this time we have
never hoard of a bettter way than that des
critied by that genial economist, Wilkins Mlcaw
lier, Esq., the substance of which was to keep
expenses inside of income. That is a sure way
to abolish poverty and to create capitalists.
Millionaire Lecturers on Poverty.
Prom the Missouri Republican (Dem.)
Henry George and Dr. McUlynn should secure
Jay Gould and Russell Sage to deliver a few lec
tures to the anti-poverty society. Messrs. Gould
and Sage could give some valuable pointers on
that subject. Or, perhaps, the organizers of
the society could get Mr. C. I*. Huntington to
“educate" the rank and file a little. However,
at $75 a speech Henry George has a fair idea of
driving poverty away.
Unchecked Rascality and Systematic
From the .Yew York Herald < Ind.)
Besides all this, honest settlers, poor Ameri
can citizens, are refused admission to lund
which is said to belong to big cattle syndicates,
their only claim being that tin y have fenced it
in with barbed wire. Thev have done this with
out warrant of law, and' the farmer, with his
family In a wagon, must “move on" and give
rich cattle companies room to make still larger
fortunes. This has been going on for years—
unchecked rascality, systematic robbery of the
poor man’s heritage.
“They say fortune knocks once at every man’s
door," said an old pauper, who died at the alms
house the other day, “but if it ever came to mine
1 didn’t hear it.”
“I guess I must have been in the saloon around
the corner." —Troy (N. Y.) Times.
Tired Reporter—Mr. Shears, the man you
sent me to interview got mad.
Able Editor—He did?
“And choked me."
“And hit me in the eye.”
"And kicked me downstairs.”
“The low-lived scoundrel! Spell his name
wrong.” —Omaha World.
Omaha Boy—Please, miss, have you any old
Chicago Girl—Why, yes, plenty of them; in
fact. I have an extra pair at the hotel which I
don't want. Who do you want them for, my
“Why, what do you want of slippers?”
“You see, miss, us itoys is geltin’ up a snow
shoe club. —Omaha World.''
Base Ball Magnate Want a job as umpire,
Applicant—That's what I’m after.
“Ever umpire before?”
“Then what are your qualifications?”
“I have been leader of a church choir for ten
“Why didn't you say so before? You're just
the man we’ve been looking for. Consider your
self engaged.”— Pittsburg Disi>atch.
Jobson's name is up at the club for election.
"Not ha\vlf a bad teller, Jobson.”
“Vewy gentlemanly and awl that, you know.”
“Weglaw thowowbwed too, I should say."
“Knows a dooce of a lot about hawses and
“And, besides, he spends his money like wat
"Tans. But he weaws such cussed clothes,
don’t cher know. Begad! it makes a fellow
shuddaw evewy time he speaks to him.”
Jobson is blackballed, of course. —Town
“Merry little maiden,
Laughing all the dav.
Why Is all your life so sunny?
Many a miner all his money
flladly to the sage would pay
Who could make his heart so gay—
Merry little maiden,
Laughing all the day.”
“What a funny question!
As if I could tell!
fllad and joyous am I ever,
Just because till now I never
Thought about the matter. Well?
Would you bieak the magic spell?
What a funny question!
As if I could tell!”
—lioxton Journal of Education.
The other day in the Surrogate’s Court, King
ston, a witness was giving testimony, and he
told how a storekeeper sold a man some tea one
day. The man laid down the money, received
his change, and walked out. Later the store
keeper turned to his clerk and said:
"Did Mr. pay for that tea?”
“I don’t know,” answered the clerk.
“Well,” said the storekeeper, “f dont believe
Then the storekeeper went to his desk, took
down one of his hooks, and "wrote something
in It.” A New burg lawyer, who was in court
when he heard that the testimony of the wit
ness was given for the purpose of showing
lack of testamentary capacity on the pare of
the merchant, broke out with:
“My great goodness, is that any evidence of
insanity? That is a very ordinary thing for
storekeepers to do.” —Kingston Freeman,
When ho learns that Sclmacbeles is to have
a pension Editor Cutting will doubtless apply
Mr. Proctor, the astronomer, fears that the
letter “r” is in danger of disappearing from
Samvel J. Tildex left considerable property
in England, and a tax of $11.0)0 is claimed by
the government before the will can bo settled in
Word comes of the death of Mr. Robert Cooks,
of Guidon, the oldest music publisher in the
world. He entered the business on his own ac
count in 1833.
Prof. Oscar Abhahamsohn, of the University
of Pennsylvania, will on June 11 sail for Europe
to deliver a course of lectures on American
women at the University of Berlin.
Mme. Patti is to make another Smith Ameri
can tour, beginning in April next. She is to re
ceive £I.OOO for each |ierfornviuoe, and all ex
penses of travel will be defrayed by the man
The So ity for the Extension of Roman
Script in Germany, has formally petitioned the
Kaivrin to use her influence iu having that
script employed in all public prints issued by
her order. Her majesty iiersoually uses tlie
Latin script, to the horror and indignation of
Senator Palmer's Washington house cost him
st,ooo. and he says his servants have the best
rooms in It. Their rooms are on the fourth
story, looking out on McPherson square. The
house contains twenty five rooms in all. and the
elevator is us commodious as that of a good
sized hotel. There uro nine bathrooms in the
SrsAXNA Mehora Sai.ter is the striking name
of the new Mayor of Ariotl, Kas. She is the
wife of a successful lawyer and the mother of
four lusty txilies. Her father was the first
Mayor of the city and she succeeds him. All
this may be considered remarkable when It is
known that Susanna Jledora Is only 3T years of
Canon Wii.nzßFoaoE, of England, called on
the President last Monday. He also mot Mrs.
Cleveland, and Is enthusiastic in his admiration
of that lady. He sjieaks of her as “a magnifi
rent woman." “Sne was evidently- intended by
nature to hi- the queen she has become. She
must be a great help to the President In the
discharge of the heavy duties of his high office.”
Senator Delano Stanford has presented to
his brother. Josiuh Stanford, the celebrated
Warm Springs ranch iu Southern Alameda
county, lid. On the death of .Josiuh Stanford
tlie ranch Is to go to his throe children. The
property Is valued at $330,009, and was once oue
of tne most noted health resorts in the State.
Of late It has not been opened to the public.
I lra)>e uud olives are the products of the ranch.
In the journal of M.Thierrv.director of the The
atre Francaiue during the afege, which has just
Imen published, it Is related that after the down
fall f tin-Empire- nnd during the subsequent
disorganisation, the sons of Victor Hugo said to
M. Jules Simon that they did not understand
why tho Muharmuraent of the sit atlnu should
lie permitted to continue when it might lw ter
mlnnUiti so easily by making their father Dic
JUMPED THE WRONG CLAIM.
How a Brave Little Woman Defended
Her New Home.
A lively tale of claim-jumping comes to us,
says the Atwood (Col.) Advocate, from beyond
the Frenchman country .many miles southeast of
Sterling. Six months ago Miss Minnie Palmer,
a blight young lady of 23 happy years,
from Manhattan. Kas. filed a pre-emption claim
on 160 acres of fine government land near the
Burlington and Missouri in the eastern part of
this State. The claimant erected a comfortable
one-story frame house, dug a well, had ten
acres fenced and three months ago went to Den
ver and took service In a hotel to replenish her
depleted pocketbook and buy seed for
spring crops, etc. During her absence anew
railroad was surveyed through the, land and it
promised to become a valuable property.
Last week Miss Minnie returned to her claim
to find the house occupied bv a big strapping
Nebraskan, who informed her that he had
homesteaded the land six weeks before and
“dot by shimminie he would dot land holt until
the goat offer his back cum!” Expostulation
and arguments were of no avail, and on the
pretense that she wished to get something out
of her trunk gained admission to the bouse,
hurriedly closing the door in the Teuton's face,
who was about to enter with a bucket of water
in Ids hand. How that Dutchman raved and
swore it would take profane history to relate.
The door was most too strong to force, so the
window was next tried, raised, and the claim
jumper had one leg over the window-sill when a
bullet from a little 32-calibre pill-thrower enter
ed his left shoulder, aud before he could turn
his head to expectorate another found lodge
ment in his hip, and as he dropped to the ground
a third parted his hair in the middle, making an
insignificant scalp wound. The injured claim
jumper begged the girl to “no more shoot,” and
that he was “gif up everything” if he was only
permitted to live.
The heroic Miss Minnie dressed her fallen foe’s
wounds as best she could—none of which will
prove serioUjS—and that evening the discom
fited enemy was removed to a friend’s house,
three miles away, where proper attention could
he given, and which he rows he w ill leave only
to go back to Germany. The unanimous senti
ment of the community sustains the young lady
in her brave battle for her home ami her rights
and no prosecution will follow.
A Conversation Between Maj. Haverty
and Rufus Hatch at the Astor House.
From the New York Evening Sun.
“Look at him. He’s the ninth inside of fifteen
minutes,” said Maj. Haverty.
“Ninth what?" asked Uncle Rufus.
“What is a crack-stepper?”
“A mau who won't step on a crack, or who
can’t walk without stepping ou one. The thing
works both ways.”
"Are there many of them?”
“Thousands. You can see them any day all
over the city. The City Hail Park is a good
place for 'em. Ever do it yourself ? No? Well,
you're a marvel. Thought every one had had
the complaint at one time. I am a chronic
"Why do you do it? ■
“Can’t help it. Pure habit.”
“How did you start the thing?”
“Oh, I’ve done it all my life. I think it was a
game I used to play when I was a kid. Grew
up with me. Here comes two crack-steppers
together. That ’s funny. Never saw 'em go in
pairs before. Good-by.”
A Merited Reproof on a Ball Room
The Waterbary American, in an editorial on
the indulgence of mild profanity by fashionable
young ladies of New York, relates a strange
story about a Hartford belle whir was addicted
to the same practice.
“In Harttord,” says the American, “there
lived, not many years ago, a very charming
young girl, who wiis a belle in one of the best SO
eial sets of that staid city, and in whom, never
theless. was tolerated by everybody thee nstant
use of language more than bordering on the pro
fane. Nobody thought anything of it inner.
It was Miss X, you know.’ Weil, at a certain
ball in Hartford it chanced that Miss X was
waltzing with a student from Yale, who was not
aware of her peculiarity. She stopped him sud
denly in the middle of the dance, put her hand
to her head, and exclaimed: 'Damn my back
hair! It's coming down!’ Her partner drew
himself up in Bowery fashion, cocked his head
to one side and replied with a slow swagger.
‘The—hell—you—say.’ The reproof was suffi
cient. Miss X did not swear again that evening,
lint why should the reproof have been left to a
stranger? Her friends had grown by degrees to
tolerate her swearing. It is the old ears" of fa
miliar vice being endured. Even well-bred girls
do not know how far they will be permitted to
go until they try.”
Levi Rhoades’ Tough Coat-tails.
from the Rockford (.111.) Register.
Levi Rhoades came near losing his life re
cently, and he can thank his lucky stars that
his coat-tails were not made of corduroy or
riveted together at. the seams with brass bind
ing. If the garment had been made of some
indestructible, unbreakable material it is more
than likely that the big capitalist would have
been landed on the other shore. Mr. Rhoades
was down at the paper mills looking after affairs
and getting too near a fas: .revolving shaft his
coat-tails caught around it and commenced
wrapping up, threatening to take in the whole
of trie slack of tLe garment eventually, and
jerk the gentleman off his feet. In that event
his body would have been hurled round with
every revolution of the shaft and life would
have been beaten out of him. The minute he
found out what had occurred he grabbed a post
near by and beld on for dear life. It was a clear
case of muscle against the texture of the coat
tails, with bodily injury in the balance. The
shaft revolved, the tension of the coat-tails in
creased. and the tug of war commenced At
last the garment was torn asunder, and if ever
music was sweeter to Levi's ear than ttie sound
of the ripping of that coat he has no remem
brance of the occasion.
Buffalo’s Sleepy Lover.
From the Buffalo Courier-.
A ludicrous case of sonambulism occurred on
the East side the other night. A presumably
inexperienced youth had liic felicity of escort
ing a blushing and good-looking damsel to
a party. He was so deeply affected by this cir
cumstance that his rest was troubled for sev
eral succeeding nights, and awake or asleep her
bright smile haunted him still. So things went
on until on the night in question lie surprised
the neighborhood in which lie resided by rising
from Ins downy couch, donning his pantaloons,
and sallying forth, barefooted, never stopping
until he reached the abode of his anamorata.
The Ml summons was answered by pater
familias. but with sonambulistic nonchalance
and simplicity the troubled one bluntly in
quired if the lady would uccompauy him to the
party. Though startled by the appearance pre
sented by his lightly clad visitor, tue old gentle
man, being an intelligent as well as a kind
hearted person comprehended the situation at
a glance, and compassionately took the young
tnan into the shelter of his comfortable dwell
ing. The feelings of the knight errant on re
covering consciousness can be better imagined
One of the Sleepy Kind.
From the Somerville Journal.
I love to wake at early dawn,
When sparrows “cheep"—
And then turn over with a yawn,
And go to sleep.
I love to see the rising sun—
In picture books.
In iittiure 1 don’t core a bun
How Phoebus looks.
I love to lie abed each morn
In dreamy doze,
And make the neighborhood forlorn
With tuneful nose.
I love to draw the blankets well
Up round my chin;
I hate to hear I lie breakfast liell—
Confound Its din!
In short, I love the sweet embrace
Of slumber deep,
And heaven to me will be a place
Where I can Sleep!
A Painted Pullet’s Pitiful Plight.
From the Philadelphia Telegraph.
An amusing sight was presented to-day in the
windows of a city drag store. A cage of young
chickens had been placed in view, and to make
a contrast la color one of the light-colored
chickens was painted yellow. The effect was
beautiful to behold. It attracted attention, not
only of the passers-by, but of the other chickens
intheenge. The new belle herself evidently
felt amazed over her new dress, for frequent
sly gluncos were cast at the bright colon? which
sot off her chiokeny form in brilliant hues! Her
companions nt once set to w ork pecking off the
newly painted feat hen: with n good deal of evi
dent zeal. Four or five nt a time would gather
around the bewildered chleljm and deliberately
pull out the obnoxious feathers one by one with
It looked when we left as though rot a feather
would Is* allowed to remain, und the question
naturally tuggesM Itself, "How did the* chick
ens come to know that the newly colonel
feathers of t heir iricutl wire unfashionable and
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Ramsey county, Mum., pays a bounty of 3c
on gophers, and boys living in the suburbs of
tkt. Paul are getting considerable pocket money
by catching the destructive rodents.
At Portsmouth the City Marshal started from
his office to catch a train and had to run for it.
Bystanders, supposing it was a chase for a thief,
turned in on the run, and by the time the per
spiring officer had reached the platform of his
train a. half hundred men and boys were close
at his heels, sold.
A farmer of Smithfield, N. C., who had pre
viously been taken in by confidence sharps in
New York, opened a correspondence under an
assumed name with the same advertisers, after
he got home, arranged an interview with them,
and this week succeeded in placing one of the
active schemers in the hands of the police.
During last winter the barn and haystack of
Adam Hyman, living near Sanilac, Mich., were
burned and his house was set on fire several
times. Two young girls who lived with his fam
ily have confessed that they started the fires.
They said they were tired of living in the coun
try and thought that the Hymans would move
to town if their property was destroyed,
One of the editors of the New York Commer
cial Adve •si r has had a curious experience.
When Phoebe Carey died, he wrote an apprecia
tive editorial about the Carey sisters. That was
years ago. Recently this editor received from
a contributor, as an* original article, the same
editorial copied verbatim. Plagiarism is a dan
gerous kind of roguery, aud yet many people
The great seal of the United States, at pres
ent in use, was adopted by Congress June 20,
1782. The device was submitted to Congress by
Charles Thomson, then secretary of that body,
and was largely suggested by the eminent Eng
lish antiquary, Sir John Priestwich. to John
Adams. The motto, “E Phiribus Union,” is
said to have been suggested by its appearance
ou the title-page of the London Gentleman’s
Higgins, the Appointment Clerk, about whom
so much political clamor was raised, has turned
out to be a very harmless fellow. The import
ance of his office was absurdly overrated at the
time of his appointment. His duties consist
simply of the registration of appointments made
by his superiors. These duties he performs
creditably. lie writes a good hand, is a quiet
humorist in his way and by no means the bete
noire he was painted.
Missionaries say that in China the people pay
rapt altentionto preaching when they don't
understand a word of what is said. While preach
ing one day a missionary noticed a man who
seemed especially interested ami paid marked
attention, apparently, to what was being said.
Thinking that there was an opportunity of
reaching an earnest soul, he directed all his at
tention to him, aud was considerably nonplussed
when, at the end of about fifteen minutes, the
man turned to his neighbor and said in an audi
ble tone, “He's drunk!”
Rev. Dr. Forbes, of St. Paul, is a pretty vig
orous preacher. Here is a bit from one of his
recent sermons: "A Y. M. C. A. young man
gave a starving woman a tract and nothing
more and went his way. He told a lawyer after
ward that he had never seen such a spirit of
('hrist ian resignation as that woman manifested
in receiving the tract. And the lawyer swore at
him. 1 think that if there was ever a time for
swearing then it was. God would surely pardon
it. If lam hungry, and a fellow offers me bread
and prayers, I will take the bread and do my
The right of individual opinion is tenaciously
conserved among the aborigines of ■South
Africa. The natives of King William’s Town
district have been holding jubilee meetings after
the maimer of their Caucasian fellow subjects,
and the diversity of attitude on the question of
celebration was likewise characteristic of a good
deal that has happened in England. A con
gratulatory address to the Queen was voted, but
an address of gratitude for the approaching re
lease of political prisoners was rejected by the
voice of the young warriors, who conceived that
no gratitude was due, and accordingly outvoted
A very funny story is being related of an ad
venture that has just befallen a young recruit of
Strasburg. As he was being examined by the
military surgeons ere entering Nhe ranks, it was
found that nearly the whole of his body was
tattooed over with the words "Vive la France.”
The startled medicos twined and twisted the
youth about, and discovered that there was only
one exception to the inscriptions with which the
Alsatian had adorned himself, and this con
sisted of an equally brief sentence express
ive of the utmost contempt for the Rus
sians. The individual on whom the art of
the tattooer had been thus lavishly practiced
has been condemned, as a first Installment, to
six months’ imprisonment.
There was recently sold at auction in Paris
for only $lO a letter written by Louis Napoleon
to his uncle, Joseph Bonaparte, soon after the
Strasburg fiasco. It was tinged with the melan
choly characteristic of the writer even in the
best davs of the Empire. “When one does not
succeed,” he wrote of the Strasburg affai",
“one's intentions are misrepresented and one is
calumniated and blamed, even by friends. I
will not, therefore, try to excuse myfielf to you.
I leave to-morrow for America, and you will do
me a great favor by giving me some letters of
recommendation for Philadelphia and New York,
in leaving Europe, perhaps forever, I am in
finitely pained when I think I hat, even in my
family, no one will feel for my fate.”
, People who are asking what kinds of trees to
plant on Arbor day may get a hint from Spen
The sailing Pine; the Cedar proud and tali;
The vine-prop Elm: the Poplar never dry;
The builder oak: sole king of forests all;
The Aspeu, good for staves: the Cypress funeral;
The laurel, meed of mighty conquerors
And poet ,s sage; the Fir, that v eepeth still;
The Willow, worn of hopeless paramours;
The Yew, obedient to the benders will;
The Birch, for shafts; the Sallow, for the mill;
The Myrrh, sweet blending in the bitter wound;
The warlike Beech; the Aslt for nothing ill;
The fruitful Olive, anti the Plantune round;
The carver Holm; the Maple seldom inward
The Paris Anarchists are impossible people.
Some of them having been lately invited to the
grand ball given in the magnificent Hotel tie
Ville. erected on the ruins of the building which
was hunted down by lltemselves or their friends
in 1871. they immediately sent buck to the or
ganizer! of the fete a most discourteous note.
This communication set forth that the recipients
of the invitation were astounded at having been
asked by the Paris municipal council to assist
at the high jinks of a parcel of bourgeois up
starts. The Anarchists, in fact, broadly hinted
that the organizers of the ball were a “low lot,"
with whom they would by no means eat, drink
nor dance. Asa climax to this peculiar lang
tinge, the Anaruhlsts declared that no relations
could exist between them and the habitues of
the bourgeois ckattering-place called the Hotel
de Ville, other than those which existed in IH7I.
It will thus !)'• seen that the. Anarchists, like the
Bourbons, have learned nothing and forgotteu
In the collection of Leo Lippmanusohn, the
great German autograph-gatherer, may be seen a
manuscript opera by the Austrian Emperor
Ferdinand III.; the original score of Albeit
Lortzing's unpublished operetta, “Mozart,"
consisting of an overture and nine vocal num
burs, with orchestral accompaniment; a chatty
letter written by Leopold Mozart to an intimate
triend, and full of “Meiste Wol’erlV’ exploits—
Wafer! was the great composer's pet name, by
which his father usually designated him in fa
miliar correspondence; and several manuscript
letters and scores emulating from the pen of
the late Richard Wagner. One of the 1-Iters,
addressed to his body-servant, Franz Masehek,
is a humorous composition, which Wagner
wound up by exhorting Muschck to prow, m
the execution of certain commissions entrusted
to him. that he vis “instinct with the genius
that should inspire a true-born valet." This
missive the composer of the Tetralogy signed
“Your most obedient master, Richard Wag
Miss McClelland, whose portrait is in the
article upon the "Itecont Movement in Southern
Literature" in the llarper for this month and
who is the author of several novels that have, at
tracted considerable attention—“ Princess,”
“< lblivion," "A Seir Mode Jinn" and others - Is
visiting in New York, it Is her first visit to any
large city. Her life has boon pussed on a Vir
ginia plantation in the lonely and mountainrms
district, quite away from any schools, and lier
whole education she has derived from her
mother and her own love of books. In this
place she Ims written novels that the critics
have, after the usual manner, declared con
tained touches George Eliot might have been
proud of. Kbe is quite young, and offer.'•• much
amusement to her friends in her naive hleligl t
and interest in things that have been matters oi
course to them all their lives. His- was very
nervous at first at riding lu t lie elevated trains,
and cannot yet cross Broadway or Fifth avenue
alone. Her last novel was published in Llppin
cott's, entire in ou number, and dwelt, upon a
phase of Southern life that has newr before
been touched, the relations of the ovcisecr class
to the planters aud to the slaves.
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