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Special Notices- Engine for Sale; Public
Schools; As to Bills against Br. Bark Pahona;
Savannah Bouds Wanted; Dr. Henry S. folding,
Dentist: Savannah Cadets; “Maggie (.'loud” for
Baffle; Townsend the Printer.
Auction Sale—Closing Sale of Pictures, by
J. McLaughlin & Son.
Medicinal— P. P. P.
Largest Dry Goons House -A. R. Attmayer
Cheap Colton Advertisements— Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Kent; For Sale;
Personal; Boarding; lost: Miscellaneous.
Ice Cream Freezers, Etc.—John A. Doug
lass & Cos.
Grand Attractive Sales— At Platshek's.
Hardwauk and Stoves- -Lovell & Lattimore.
AmcskMexts —St. John's Parish Picnic; Mam
moth Picnic under auspices of Branch 38, C. K.
Exceptional Inducements in Hosiery—Cro
han & Doouer.
Pictures— L. & 15. S. M. 11.
Popular Dry Goods' House— Gustave Eck
The social season having closed, promi
nent New York people are amusing them
selves by getting divorces from each other.
Senator Edmunds, who is visiting New
York, says that at present lie has no ideas
he cares to express to the public. He
couldn’t have chosen a better way to gain
the public’s gratitude.
The Philadelphia Press alludes to the
Morning News as “misguided." Consider
ing the perturbed state of the Press on ac
count of Democratic gains in Pennsylvania
tlie mistake is excusable.
jfyfr psy*- ;s that the object of
MkfPip MiVßHltyMril lecture tour was to
and liioki u,
■ with, 4 Lr
surprlslßS ~ a fuilure.
sippi, who is noWHjHHHi of Washington,
says that a ci;, is a man
without a ex-
Congressman ought toto Missis
The recent warlike demonstrations in At
lanta will doubtless increase the respect
which European powers have for the Gat?
City Guard. France and Germany especially
ought to entertain the liighest regard for
the doughty warriors.
A member of the General Assembly, who
resides in the neighborhood of Gainesville,
intends to try and get a “cat law” passed
at the summer session. Ho wants every cat
in the State taxed 10c. Perhaps some ancient
maiden Ims been trifling with his affections.
Some of Mr. Blaine’s friends claim that if
he is nominated next year he will gain more
votes from the Democrats than he will lose
from the Republicans. The claim is with
out foundation. Democrats have greater
incentive than ever to vote for the candidate
of their own party.
A bill embodying some of the provisions
of the United States interstate commerce
law has been introduced in the Canadian
Parliament. As the Canadians claim that
our interstate commerce law has ruined
their trade with tlds country, it is hardly
probable that the bill will pass.
Tlie Shah of Persia is anxious that the
resources of his kingdom shall lie developed
hv capital furnished by citizens of the
United States. It is said that there are fine
opportunities for the construction of rail
roads in Persia. The “developers” who en
riched themselves in the South just after
the war would doubtless liko to go to the
The Washington Star quotes a leading
Republican as saying that President Cleve
land is popular with many of the best Re
publican statesmen. He thinks that if Mr.
Blaine is nominated next year President
Cleveland will have the :e.ip]xirt of most of
them. It is significant that this particular
lending Republican believes that Mr.
Blaine will he nominated.
'. 'ten Adelina Patti was in Washington
she, didn’t call upon Mrs. Cleveland, hut
the two ladies exchanged photographs mul
autographs. Patti also gave Private Secre
tary Lament her photograph with the in
scription; “To Mr. Lament, in kind re
membrance. Adelina Patti-Nicolini."
-"There is now no room to doubt that the ad
ministration is solid with tlie greut singer.
Robot Garrett, the Baltimore railroad
magnate, wears a bright, pink hud in the
buttonhole of his light gray, English-cut
coat, encase? his hands in tan-color, and gloves
and carries a big stick of English witch
hazel. When ho takes a walk upon the
streets peoplo who don’t know him think
that he is an English nobleman in disguise.
It doesn’t follow, however, that Garrett is
Sam Small has created a sensation in
Minneapolis by attacking Sarah Bernhardt.
In one of his sermons ho told his hearers
that they would endanger their salvation by
going to see a woman w-hose only claim to
notoriety was her bad reputation. Bern
hardt hail but small success in Cincinnati
and Chicago, and now the evangelist’s at
tack upon her will proltably cause her to
leave the West in disgust.
Prince Frederick Leopold, the German
Emperor’s kinsman, seems to dislike the
Democratic freedom which prevails in this
country. While on his way to Chicago ho
refused to admit the rear hrakeman of the
train into the car occupied by himself and
his servants, thus forcing the brake twirler
to ride on the rear platform from Quincy to
Galesburg, 111., in a cold wind and mill. Tlie
hrakeman was entitled to ride in the car and
ought to have insisted upon his right
Enforcing Sunday Laws.
New York, Washington and several other
cities are considerably agitated by the en
forcement. of the law which prohibits the
sale of intoxicating liquors on Sundays. In
New York, particularly, there is a great
deal of excitement Mayor Hewitt is en
forcing the law by arresting all who violate
it. Inst Sunday, and the Sunday before
last, the number of saloon-keepers arrested
was largo, and it is probable that the num
ber to-day will exceed that of last Suuday.
No attempt has lieen made yet to arrest
hotel-keepers who supply their guests with
liquors at their meals, but they have been
notified that stiles of liquor in that way will
no longer lie permitted. Tlie leading hotcl
keepers have formed an association to test
the law, and a contest in the courts mat- be
When the law was passed it was not gen
erally thought, that it would l>e enforced.
The politicians yielded to the sentiment in
favor of it and depended upon the authori
ties to wink at its violation. The saloon
keepers offered very little opposition to
the enactment of it because they were
satisfied that it would not materially
interfere with their business. They
did not take into consideration the pos
sibility of the election of such a man as
Mr. Hewitt is for Mayor. Knowing their
power in elections, they felt confident that
no government of the city would oppose
their wishes. For once they were mistaken.
Mayor Hewitt is not opposed to the sale
of beer on Sundays, but he does object to
the sale of whisky and other strong drinks.
He believes that the foreign population of
the city, which lias been educated to beer
drinking on Sunday, would be much better
satisfied and much more peaceful if beer
were sold on Sundays as on other days. He
does not permit his views, however, to in
terfere with the enforcement of the law.
He doesn’t believe in nullifying a law l>y
permitting it to become a de;td letter. The
people of New York, therefore, if they want
whisky and beer on Sundays must have the
law repealed. .The course he is pursuing is
the right one. If one law is evaded the
respect for other laws is diminished. Laws
are made for the benefit of society. No of
ficial has the right to nullify any
one of them by permitting it to be violated
with impunity. The official who adopts
such a policy is unworthy of the trust re
posed in him. If a law is thought to be a
bad one let it be enforced in order that pub
lic sentiment may he crystalized against it.
In that way its repeal may be brought
The saloon-keepers of New York, as well
as elsewhere, are responsible for laws
against liquor selling on Sundays. If per
mitted to carry on their businass under cer
taiu restrictions they violate their privilege.
They aro no sooner granted one point than
they take two. They cease to respect the
wishes and feelings of those who regard
Sunday as a day for worship, and sell
whisky freely to all who want it. The
consequence is that the streets are
obstructed by noisy, drunken men, who, by
them brawls and fights and other disorderly
conduct, make it impossible for those who
respect the Sabbath to enjoy the day as they
want to. If the sale of intoxicating liquora
were so conducted on Sundays as not to
force itself upon the attention of the public
the demand for restraining laws would not
be so imperative as it is. j Until those who
soil whisky and lieer consent to recognize
that onler-loving, church-going peoplo an
entitled to freedom from exhibitions of
drunkenness and from disturbances caused
by whisky, they may expect the enactment
mul enforcement of laws against the sale of
intoxicating liquors on Sundays.)
The South Broad Street Cemetery.
Another grand jury has called attention
to the neglected and unsightly condition of
the oid cemetery on South Broad street, and
has recommended that steps bo taken to
utilize it for county purposes.) It is unnec
essary to enumerate the grand juries
which have pointed out the necessity for
improving the ground occupied by that old
graveyard. It is enough to say that the
number is sufficient to justify the statement
that public sentiment is strongly in favor of
having the old walls and tombs removed,
the remains of tlie dead transferred to other
cemeteries and the place improved. It
might be pertinent to inquire how long the
public must vvuit for those to act in the
matter who are authorized to do so. If
authority is lodged anywhere to make the
improvement why not exercise it? What is
the use of waiting year after year when the
thing can be done now ns well its ten or twenty
yenr.-s hence? If there isn’t any authority
let that fact be understood and then grand
juries can direct their efforts to securing
such legislation as will give somebody the
The impression is that the City Council
can order the walls anil tombs removed
for sanitary reasons. If it can’t, let it
get authority to do so from the Legislature.
Tltis constant agitation without action is
getting to t>e monotonous, and even tire
some. It shows an, indifference and a lack
of public spirit that are entirely incon
sistent with the progress the city is now
\lt is said that there Is a suit in court
which prevents anything from being done
to improve tlie cemetery. Well, why isn’t
the suit called up and disposed of. 11 has cer
tainly been in court long enough to permit
all parties to get ready to try it. A
part of the cemetery Is claimed by Christ
church. Let the claim bo tested at once,
and if it is a valid one let the church have
what belongs to it. It is doubtful if there
is a desire anywhere to deprive the church
of any of its property, Wiiat the public
wants Is that tlie old cemetery shall not
continue to be a neglected, tinusued and an
unsightly graveyard. It wants the place
utilized and made attractive. Let the city
authorities see if they cannot comply with
public sentiment with regard to it before
another grand jury has a chance to report
Tlie New York Tribune o? Friday con
tained a singular outburst relative to Savan
nah. Without an accompanying diagram
its meaning is not clear, but for the benefit
of those who liko to worry over puzzles it is
hero reproduced: “The Savannah section
of the New South boom would seem to have
received t* decided set-back. The Savannah
Ixtse ball club, which of course Is the con
summate flower of the institutions of the
city, has lost four consecutive games.
Hadn’t Savannah better secede from (hat
club before her reputation is futally im
paired? The four games which the Savan
nah club lost were all won by the Mobile
club. It is understood (hat the price
of unencumbered lots in Mobile has
sensibly advanced. Savannah will re
ceive the sympathy of the entire country,
and if she would like to have a relief fund
started for her benefit she has only to say
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1887-TWELVE PAGES.
His Treacherous Memory.
Tt is not often that a prospective bride
groom forgets that he is to be married, hut
such a case occurred in New Haven, Conn.,
a few tlays ago. Two hundred guests were
gathered in the Second Advent church of
that city to witness the marriage of Mr.
Thomas Allen and Miss Ella Hill. Tlie par
son was ready, hut they failed to appear at
the api>ointed time. Finally a messenger
was sent to the home of the prospective
bride to inquire the reason of the delay.
He soon returned and informed the parson
and the guests that the marriage had been
The cause of the postponement was
strange. Mr. Allen, it seems, not only for
got that ho was to be married, but he
claimed that he had never heist engaged to
Miss Hill. Shortly before the hour he was
expected to take Miss Hill to the church he
left his lodgings and went to the home of
his aunt. When found there by a reporter
he said that he had known Miss Hill just
two weeks. Ho had heard her and her
mother talking of a marriage, and had also
heard hitnself spoken of as the groom, but
ho supposed the matter was a joke. He de- <
dared Miss Hill’s age to be 28 and his own
24, and lit) expressed the belief that Miss
Hill had already been married. He had
never had the remotest idea of marrying,
and appeared to be overwhelmed with sur
prise when informed that the parson and
the guests bail waited for him at the church.
Miss Hill’s friends told a different story.
They insisted that she and Mr. Allen had
been engaged a long time, and that he had
fixed the time for tlie marriage. They
charged his failure to appear according to
appointment to his loss of memory.
Perhaps it was well that the marriage did
not take place. Mu. Allen’s treacherous
memory might have caused many serious
misunderstandings. He might, for instance,
have forgotten that he h;ul a wife, and
might have unconsciously committed big
amy. If children had blessed the
union he might have forgotten
that they were his, thus causing
them to become a charge upon his wife’s
relatives or the State. Indeed, there is no
telling to what —is treacherous memory
might not have led; and, instead of weep
ing her pretty eyes out, as Miss Hill is re
ported to have done, she should have con
gratulated herself upon her fortunate
escape from a fata too horrible to bo de
scribed in detail.
Street Paving Suggestions.
The City Council having determined to
pave Congress street in November, would it
not be advisable to pave Bull and Barnard
streets between Congress and State streets
at the same time? The parts of the two
streets mentioned ought to be paved, und
that, too, as soon as The property
owners interested would doubtless bear their
share of the expense, and, as experience
proves that it takes a good deal of time to
get the Council to do, in the way of paving,
what is wanted done, it would he well to
begin the work of getting the consent of the
adjacent property owners at once. Perhaps
the property owners on Broughton street,
between Abcrcorn and East Broad, are
about ready to ask to have that part of that
street paved. If so, let them starta petition
at o:ice. Broughton street ought
throughout its entire length, and all obsta
cles in the way of paving it etui Ino'over
come easily if the proper effort is made.
Whatever paving is done is thdSidijtj'
be done in a small way, because the city is
not able to go into the paving business on
an extensive scale. If a little paving "fs
done each year, however, it will not be long
before Savannah will have several miles of
streets paved with asphalt.
[ One of the greatest hindrances to the
city’s growth is the sandy stri'ets. Is there
not somo cheap method of improving
the streets? At the present slow rate of
putting down the asphalt pavement it will
be years lieforo the principal streets in the
residence portion of the city arc reclaimed
from their present; deplorable condition.
It is said that Vineland, N. J., has
excellent dirt streets, although its site
is very sandy. Indeed, its streets were
about impassable before they were im
proved. Clay nnd some other substance
were mixed with the sand, and the result
was good, hard roadways. The cost was
not great. It was, in fact, very small in
comparison with the benefits obtained. A
little inquiry might result in securing in
formation that would enable the Council to
greatly improve our streets. Excellent clay
can bo obtained in any quantity in different
parts of the county. Why would not a low
grade of rosin mixed with the sand make a
cheap and good roadway?
The Second Term Sensation.
Nothing more is heard of the story that
the President doesn’t want a second term.
Senator Vest has been pumped dry by the
reporters, and other would-be eminent states
men who have attempted to contribute some
thing to the second term sensational story,
have nothing more to say. Nothing has
appeared in print, however, that satisfies
the country that the President is tired of
his office, and lias made up his mind not
to he a candidate for another term if his
party wants him.
llf the President has made up his mind
not to continue in public lifo after his pres
ent term expires ho has had a splendid oppor
tunity to say so. He has held his peace, and
it is fair to conclude, therefore, that the
stories published a week or so ago of his de
termination to be satisfied with one term
had a very slender, if any, foundation.
In all parts of the country there are ex
pressions of satisfaction with his aihninistra
tion. Even the Kentucky State Democratic
Convention endorsed hint heartily, notwith
standing the efforts of the Courier-Journal
to make the Kentuckians lielievo tliat he
isn’t much of a Democrat. The fact that he
is an honest man, and has given the country
an honest, clean and economical administra
tion satisfies the jwople, nnd they want him
to serve them a while longer. They haven’t
had the sort of a President that he is for a
long time, and they are afraid they won’t
got another like him. The complainings of
a few sorehead politicians don’t influence
them in tlie least. They know when they
have what they want, and they aro not
going to give him up unless they have to.
Henry Clews is now called the author of
Wall street The title was given to him on
account of the letters he wrote regarding the
refusal of the New York Cotton Exchange
to elect him a member. Clews is also the
author of a number of letters concerning
certain fraudulent Georgia bonds. So far
his authorship lias not I teen profitable to him
in either case.
The Springfield Ilepnhliean says that the
night watch to prevent President Cleveland
from walking off with Massachusetts is to
be doubled. There aro signs that the pre
caution will not effect the desired result.
Their Co-operative Movement.
From the Washington Star (Vent.)
There seems to lie a co-operative movement in
the Cleveland family. The President U making
history while his sister is teaching it.
The Kentucky Platform.
From the Washington Post Devi.)
It would Ik: unprofitable to try to estimate
what is likely to lie the majority of Gen. Simon
Bolivar Buckner for Governor of Kentucky. It
is sure to lie enormous, for the platform de
nounces the war tariff and earnestly endorses
the administration of President Cleveland. Iu
this sign shall the Democracy of every State
conquer wherever we have half a chance.
A Respectful Hearing for Mr. Blaine.
From the Birmingham Age (Dem.)
They say tliat Blaine is seriously contemplat
ing a trip South. Why not) Tlie Southern peo
ple would like to hear him spenk and would give
as respectful hearing as it would to any other
public man. A citizen who aspires to be Presi
dent of the United States should not confine his
time to the enlightenment of one section, shak
ing hands with its people, to the exclusion of
A Suggestion to Mr. Hoa”.
From the New York World (Dem.)
The colored voters of Massachusetts, having
acted as faithful and unrewarded servitors of
the Republican party fur a long time, have de
cided to ask for a State office as a “recogni
tion.” They modestly indicate the And I tor.ship
as a starter. If Mr. Hoar can withdraw his
gaze from the neglected colored people at the
South long enough to consider their grievances
at home the dominant party then may give
them something better than fair words where
with to butter their unpalatable parsnips.
“How it all comes back to me!” dramatically
exclaimed the poet, opening a thick parcel of
rejected verse.- -Puck.
Is the Alps: Guide—lf the ladles will only
stop talking, your honor may hear theroariug
of the waterfall across the valley.— Fligende
Hide tt nr.
Considering how many questions a small boy
cau ask his mother in a quarter of an hour, it is
astonishing how little he seems to know when a
stranger asks him any.— Somerville (Mass)
She was admiring a big Newfoundland at the
dog show. and. throwing her arms around bis
neck, said: “You dear old fellow, I love you I”
A youth who heard her remarked: "How I wish
I was a dog.” The answer came from the same
sweet lips: “Never mind, dear; you'll grow.”—
In the parlor they were sitting—
Sitting by the firelight's glow,
Quickly were the minutes Hitting,
Till at last he rose to go.
With his overcoat she puttered,
From her eye escaped a tear—
“ Must you go so soon?” she muttered.
“Won’t you stay to breakfast, dear)”
“And now, Bobby,” said his mother, as she
buttoned her gloves, “be a good little boy while
I am out, and do everything you can to amuse
On tier return she discovered that Bobby had
emptied the contents of the molasses jug over
tlie baby's head, and the happy laughter which
came from the infantile lips told her more elo
quently than mere words could ever hope to tell
liow eminently successful Hobby’s efforts in the
amusement line had been.— New York Sun.
First Omaha Man—l just tell you this real
estate business is a great thing. I make a nice
income every year just buying and selling one
Second Omaha Man —Tlie same house every
"Yes, the one next to mine. I buy it in at a
low price ami sell it at a big one. By the way,
can’t you drop around to-night ? We are going
to have a little entertainment.”
“With pleasure. Musical?”
“Yes. my boys have been practicing on flutes
and fiddles and cornets and things for years.—
S. S. Merrill, the dead manager of the Mil
waukee road, had a handy trick of knowing per
sonally all the employes of his road. He was
loth to permit a man to remain in the service if
he was unacquainted with him. When he came
to make his California trip, a short time iiefore
his death, he called his lieutenants around him
to give them final instructions. At last he
“Is there anything more to lie looked after?”
“Kab" Atkins saw the opportunity for a joke
on the old man's weakness and accepted it.
“Well, Mr. Merrill,he said, “there's anew
hrakeman on the H. and I). division that you
ought to know before you leave.”— St. Paul
“It's all his fault, your honor!” exclaimed a
wife as she was arraigned in the l’oliee Court
the other day.
“Well, sir, lie came home half tight just as I
had finished a hard day's work and was making
my supper off of cold potatoes. 1 felt mad and
desperate, and he begun to argue about
“What did he say?”
“He said there wasn’t no such place, nor
bade*, either, and he argued the case so well
that 1 believed him.”
“And then what?”
•Toon, sir, thinking that if that was the case
I might as well waltz in and have a good time
on earth, I picked up a stick of wood and run
the old man all over the neighborhood and made
him roar for mercy.”
Sentence suspended, owing to mitigating cir
cumstances. — Dei roil Free Press.
Auoustin Daly at 13 wrote a tragedy that was
played in a barn.
Senator Sherman lins been invited to deliver
the Decoration day oration at Nashville, Tenn.
Twenty thousand dollars have been collected
for a monument at Hanau to the Grimm
T. TANARUS,. Frank, a naturalized Chinaman, has
asked the New Haven authorities to make him a
An unrestrained Western critic says: “The
‘Camille' of Sarah Bernhardt is the ‘Hamlet’ of
Mrs. Craiitree, Lotto's mother, has the credit
of being an exceptionally shrewd and daring
Senator-elect Farwkll, of Illinois, has taken
the Washington house left vacant by ex-
Zola is said to make SOAOOO a year. He gets
more out of the dirt of Paris than the street
Dion Horne ault says that one reason why he
rad lies his youth is because “drink writes no
wrinkles on his brow. He never was tipsy in his
Cot. Sam C. Reid, famous as a Confederate
war correspondent, is on his way through the
South to Sun Francisco and the Sandwich
Patti has a duplicate paste of every diamond
she owns, and on the stage half the diamonds
she wears are paste. This is done to guard
Franz, Lenbach, the famous German portrait
painter, has been betrothed at Rome to the
Countess Magdalena von Moltke, a distant rela
the of Marshal von Voltko.
Albert Dei-pit, author of tho drama "Made
moiselle tie Dressier,” which Mi’s. James Brown
Potter has purchased, is from New Orleans, the
home of Mrs. Potter's childhood,
Walt Whitman is in better health than for
some years past, it is said; bis complexion is
still clear and rosy, anil he iH nt work oil a lx>ok
■ailed ‘‘November Boughs,” to be brought out
tho coming full.
Susan Cooi.idoe is one of the few who have
become rich from literary work. Long ago she
built a handsome house in Newport from the
profits of her stories. She is notably fond of
children and parrots.
Henry PRotusro, of Cincinnati, the widowed
millionaire who recently sold in New York his
magnificent coll-i'tlon of pictures, is said to
contemplate replacing it in liis palatial house
hold by a young bride.
The valuable collection of coins made by the
late John T. Raymond is now in the hands of
Mr. Lyman 11. Low, of New York, who is cata
loguing them for a public sale to take place in
the latter part of June.
William .1 Florence Intends to shine socially
In liis decliningyears. On the $1.1,000 site which
he has purchased in the fashionable West End
ol Washington ho will erect a costly residence
and entertain his friends handsomely.
I’roe Wallace, the English naturalist, says
he is more than ever convinced of the truth of
evolution, ills faith I,as been confirmed by a
careful inspection of the singular tribe of angles
maniac dudes found only In New York.
As soon ns the weather is pleasant again the
President and Mrs Cleveland will retire to Oak
Mewagain fcra<|ulet visit. Before .Mrs. Cleve
lands return to the White House was a dav old
the mantelpiece in the vestibule hod its piles of
cards, which some correspondents did not hesi
to look over and add their own to the collection.
THE GEORGIA MINSTRELS.
How One of Thair Posters Caused
Bernhardt to Lose Her Temper.
From the Chicago hrr'j.
When Sara Bernhardt drove up in front of the
Columbia Theatre last Saturday evening and
waited for her ancient and tardy valet to come
to assist her from her coopay she was ineffably
shocked to see a monstrous three-sheet poster
pasted up on the bill board at the entrance to
the theatre. This poster announced tin the
seven colors of Iris,) that, beginning with the
morrow night and continuing for a week there
after, Blythe's Only Original and Genuine Geor
gia minstrels would hold high carnival upon the
boards which the divine Sara herself had hal
lowed with her tread. The divine Sara is, as
perhaps the public is aware, not the most even
tempered creature in the world; this tawdry pro
fanation sent the bile coursing through every
artery and vein in her system. When her ven
tos secumlui came to her she gasped "mong
dew;” then she cried ‘‘par blew," and a
moment thereafter she shrieked “sackrer blew.”
Immediately following this monosyllabic trilogy
there burst from her pale, thin lips a stentorian
soliloquy which we shall not attempt to record
—suffice it to sav that it partook so largely of
the character of the prefatory expletives that
the atmosphere circumambient and circumja
cent was "blue,” in fact (to use the French for
it) "tray blew.” Monsura Alphonse, the ancient
lacquey, came bustling from the theatre to find
liis sweet mistress tottering (as it were) upon
the very verge of hysterics, and great was his
consternation. Manager J. M. Hill, too. rushed
down from his private office—bounding five
steps at a time—and in a moment was at the
door of the coopay.
“Mong dew l” moaned Safa, with her lips and
nostrils flecked with foam.
"Tell me,” demanded Col. Hill, “tell me what
has happened! Has anybody squeezed her hand?
Has any passing loafer winked at her? 1 have
been expect ing some spicy denoomong all the
week—for heaven's sake, speak, woman, and
tell me if it has come at last!”
But all that Sara could do was to point one
quivering index finger at the awful three-sheet
poster and sob “mong dew.”
"Do what!” asked Col. Hill.
"Par blew!” cried .Sara.
"But what did he blow!" demanded the now
thoroughly aroused manager.
“Oh, zat. bill—zat meenstril bill,” moaned
Sara. “I zink he shall make me to die.”
“Die? Bill? What mean you, mong share?”
asked the Colonel in the impassioned, lute-like
tones of a Romeo climbing up Margaret Capu
let’s rope ladder.
"For a week,” said Sara, bitterly, “I haf been
doing ze grond trazhadee for zis perbleek, ond
ong zis Saturday I haf done Tayoddayra one
time and Ido him to-night again! Is zis not an
eensult to ze great Sara to put zis meenstril bill
in zis theatre while Sara eez here? Take him
down toot sweet else I do not play to-night.”
Sara meant it, too. She was assisted into her
dressing-room and was placed on a sofa, where
she lay gasping and sobbing and plucking out
her hair in a wild, foreign way. There was but
one alternative; the three-sheet poster had to
From the Detroit Free Press
Be careful what you sow, toys!
For seed will surely grow, boys'
The dew will fall.
The rain will splash,
The clouds will darken.
And the sunshine Hash,
And the boy who sows good seed to day
Shall reap the crop to-morrow.
Be careful what you sow, girls I
For every seed will grow, girls!
Though it may fall
Where you cannot know,
Yet in summer and shade
It will surely grow;
And the girl who sows good seed to-day
Shall reap the crop to-morrow.
Be careful what you sow, toys!
For the weeds will surely grow, boys?
If you plant bad seed
By the wayside high,
You must reap the harvest
By and by.
And the boy who sows wild oats to-day
Must reap the wild oats to-morrow.
Be careful what you sow, girls!
For all the bad will grow, girlsl
And the girl who now.
With a careless hand,
Is scattering thistles
Over the land,
Must know that, whatever she sows to-day,
She must reap the same to-morrow.
Then let us sow good seeds now!
And not the briers and weeds now 1
That when the harvest
For tts shall come,
We may have good sheaves
To carry home. *
For the seed we sow in our lives to-day'
Shall grow and bear fruit to-morrow. >
Proposed Burlesque on “Elaine.”
From, Die Washington Post.
I see that, after many trials and much suffer
ing. Lathrop has hewn a play out of “Elaine,”
the melancholy story that Tennyson tells. lam
glad. The deed has been waiting to be done, lo!
these many years.
It is live years since I was approached on the
subject by a rather forward manager and theat
rical caterer, whom 1 will call Tapioca. It was
shortly after the so-called comic opera of
“Deseret” was born of Dudley Buck and me,
after many tribulations, and it was then facing
the vicissitudes of the road. Tapioca called on
me at the office, and he sat down and twirled his
hat around his hand in a thoughtful manner,
and he coughed depreeatingly and said:
"See here; I want you to write an operator
me. It must be howling funny and must lie
called 'Ellen.’ ”
“'Ellen?’” I said, “who is she! What is the
“Why. ‘Ellen,’” he repeated, with additional
emphasis, “ 'Ellen—you remember her. Tenny
son’s poem, you know.”
I faded to remember any such poem, and told
“Well, it has been a great deal talked about,"
he persisted; “it is one of the chief things lie
wrote, I always understood.”
Then it occurred to me that he meant
"Yes,” he said; “that’s it.” Is that the way
you pronounce it?”
“How would you treat it?” I asked.
“Fan,” he said; "deadloads; ridicule every
thing. ‘Evangeline,’you know, pile in the ab
surd situations. Make a lot of noise, Knock
“An audience might resent it.” I suggested.
“Elaine" is a most serious a nd patbet ie character.
The actors might he howled down and cabbages
and things thrown at them for the desecration
If you want anybody to make fun of you you
had better take Martha Washington and build
up a comic opera about her. I wouldn't venture
to try Elaine.”
That ended it. Tapioca never said “comic
opera” to me again.
Going' for the Supreme Court.
From Washington Letter to Cincinnati En
O. P. McMains, a rather eccentric gentleman,
who used to be a preacher in Illinois, who has
since been a claim agent, and who signs himself
as agent for the settlers on the Maxwell land
grant case, has addressed an open letter to the
Justices of the Supreme Court. The following
paragraphs are quoted to show how an Ameri
can citizen can "suss” the highest judicial tri
bunal in the land when he sets his mind to it:
“Because of your recent decision in the Max
well land grant case, I have not the honor to
address you as pure-minded jurists to whom we,
as Western settlers, can tow with respect. I
address you rather as a set of corrnp.
tioni.-ts who have sought to aid ex-Com
missioner Williamson and Hon. S. B-
Elkins out of a bad scrape by covering up their
iniquity with jtalpable falsehoods * * • You
ought to to ushamed of yourselves, gentlemen:
As agent for many years of the wronged set
tlers, I am ashamed of you. I used to think,
too. so highly of you. I have gone up to your
court room and when you came tllitig in I really
thought your judicial robes were nice and clean
and quite becoming; now it makes me sick to
think of your old black gowns—no longer em
blems of judicial purity, but of ways that are
dark, magical, diabolical. I therefore, iu con
clusion, denounce and impeach you toforc the
American people as a set of corruptionists.
Smoke that in guilty, cowardly silence—Elkins
and Williamson included—or proceed at once to
Senator Evarts and Hia Voice.
From the Washington Post.
“Is Mr. Thornton in?” Vs
The answer was not audible.
"See if lie's iu.”
Those who heard the voice and did not see the
speaker thought it was John 1,, Sullivan. But
it was not. It was only Secretary Evarts, as
thin as a shadow, notwithstanding the black
overcoat that hung iu folds from his drooping
shoulders, the wide trousers that wobbled about
his thin legs and the big silk hat that took in the
back of his neck and extended awav down Ills
back. _ Although when in silence anil repose the
New York Senator looks feeble and almost fos
silized, yet when lie raises his voice the vocal
energy is wonderful. Tills is more apparent,
even, in private conversation than in public
speaking. There is perhaps mit another voice in
Washington so well calculated to terrify a waiter
and make b m move mound in a lively manner.
ITEMS OP INTEREST.
At a fire alarm in Birmingham, Ala., the hook
and ladder truck was driven out, and after going
around several blicks the driver returned to the
station house and asked Treasurer Evans where
the fire was.
A Fi/iraiMi mill in Oregon pays an adjacent
law mill ?50 a day for its sawdust, which it uses
for fuel iu its big furnaces. Their fuel cost
them S!Gc a day before they found that they
could burn what most Western saw mills thr ow
At a fancy dress ball in Baris the great suc
cess of the evening was accorded to a group of
“earthquakers,” a party of young men who
were attired in overcoats, crush hats and night
gowns. while each of them carried a black
leather hand (lag.. The realism and appropriate
ness of the disguise called forth much laughter
As Henry Taylor, night watchman in a Lou
isville tobacco warehouse, was making his
rounds the other night, a big coon jumped from
a rafter upon his he rd and buried his teeth and
claws in his face and neck. Taylor couldn't pull
the animal off. try as lie might, and so he rail
from the warehouse until he met a policeman,
who shot the animal twice before he released
his hold. No one knows where the coon came
Capt. Johnson Sides, an intelligent Piute In
dian, says that the idea prevalent among the
whites that tire Piutes are gradually diminishing
in numbers is incorrect. The census returns of
ISBO show that there were at that time only
3,700. hut he says many of them were not
counted, and that there were fully 8.000. He es
timates the present number of the tribe at fully
9,000, and probably 9,600.
Franklin D. Smith, of Portland, Ore., a ne
gro, who served as a soldier during the war, has
been blackmailed by the Grand Army men out
there, and, in a letter of remonstrance, says: "I
fought side by side with white men then, sat
side by side with them around our camp fires
then, and color was not thought of. Our coun
try was our thought. I was white enough then
to offer my life for the salvation of my country,
and T am not man enough to belong to Garfield
Post No. 3, Grand Army of the Republic?”
The London Court Journal has this story of
the Queen: “In one of the great picture gal
leries at Windsor Castle are several precious
caskets, among other exquisite objects de vertu ,
The Queen entered one day with a small hook
in her hand, and asked the keeper of these
treasures which was the most rare and valuable
of all the caskets. He showed iier one made of
pure rock cry stal, ornamented with gold and
enamel. In this casket the Queen placed the
small took—Gen. Gordon's pocket bible. an
notated and marked by his own hand, and in
this precious casket will remain this most pre
cious relic of one of England's greatest heroes.”
An Essex man has the biggest appetite in all
Massachusetts, if not in the United States. He
eats vast quantities of food, but all to no pur
pose, for he is growing weaker and thinner.
Doctors have tried in vain to cure him, and once,
at the advice of one of them, he abstained for
fifty-two hours from eating anything. But the
suffering during that period was most intense,
and finding he could stand it no longer he started
in and ate continuously for twenty-seven
minutes as fast as he could holt down the food.
Then he walked out into the yard, and still feel
ing hungry, immediately re-entered the house
and repeated the operation of a few moments
before. At the end of the second meal he was
still hungry, hut was afraid to eat any more.
Tiie Boston Transcript tells of a rich Boston
man who had moved out of town and located
in a little village community where the ways of
life had always been rather primitive and the
expenditure small. One day the assessors of
the town came to him, rather fearfully. They
didn't want to tax him out of the town, and yet
they proposed to have him bear his share of the
taxation. "Ah, gentlemen,” said he, after they
had timidly pumped him a little as to the
amount of his property, “what is the amount of
money you have to raise here by taxation?”
“Twelve thousand dollars this year, sir.”
“Twelve thousand dollars, eh? Well, send the
bill to me and I’ll pay the whole of it.” Not a
single ructie in the place paid any taxes that
year, and the Boston man got off a good deal
cheaper than he had for some years.
Mr. Gladstone’s visit to Buffalo Bill’s “Wild
West” exhibition is the best “boom” that show
has yet had. Lord Ronald Gower is credited
with having induced the Grand Old Man to make
this expedition to the wilds of Earl's Court. His
cautious reference to the exhibition as a com
mercial speculation does not conciliate English
men. who think his panvgeric on America over
strained. “His speech,” remarks the Times,
“would have been iu place as a reply to a great
national embassy sent over to pay him respect
and receive compliments in return.” Americans
may be permitted to think its cordiality not out
of place anywhere. The Indian interviews be
came the occasion of Torv wit. “Red Shirt”
and “White Collar” is the title under which one
evening paper discusses them. Another heads
a long article “Great White Chief," and treats
him as much occupied with the cowboys and
It is related of Gen. Manteuffel, the late Ger
man Military Governor of Alsace, who hated all
that was French, that he once at a public dinner
engaged in a dispute with a French diplomat
who maintained the superiority of the French
workmen over the artisans of all other nations.
"A thing so ugly does not exist that the skill
and genius of u Frenchman cannot make of it a
thing of beauty,” he said. Angered by the con
tradiction, the old soldier pulled a hair from his
bristly gray moustache, and, handing it to the
Frenchman, suid curtly, "tot him make a thing
of beauty out of that, then, and prove your
claim.” The Frenchman took the hair and sent
it in a letter to a well known Parisian jeweler
with a statement of the ease and an appeal to
his patriotic pride, giving him no limit of ex
pense iu executing his order. A week later the
mail from Paris brought a neat little box for
the General. In it was a handsome scarf pin
made like a Prussian eagle, that held in its
talons asi iff gray bristle, from either end of
which dangled a tiny golden ball. One was in
scribed Alsact, the other Lorraine, ami on the
eagle's perch were the words, "You hold them
but by a hail'.”
Willis Isaacs, of West Chester, N. Y., has an
ordinary bottle in which he has displayed some
smqirising results of patient laborand ingenuity.
Ail inspection shows the bottle to contain a
cross erect that reaches to the neck of the bot
tle, and the cross piece is about as long as the
size of the bottle will admit of. A ladder com
plete and of symmetrical proportions is in posi
tion. reaching from the bottom of the bottle to
one of the arms of the cross. A large arrow,
aimed diagonally across the back of the cross,
is pinned fast to it by a little staple. At one
side of the cross stands a miniature ship full
rigged, on (iie other side a boat with oars set in its
side rests on a pedestal. A wooden ax, with edge
set iiito a chopping block, and a maul standing
upright at its side complete the contents of the
bottle. These articles were pqf in place piece
by piece and secured in their various positions
by Mr. Isaacs, although (to neck of the bottle
will but little more than allow of the passage of
some of the larger pieces endwise. He put them
there one piece at a time, and secured them in
place, drove the pins and other fastening de
vices with no other implements than a small
wire with the end flattened.
A further important advance has just been
made in utilizing hydro carbons for steam rais
ing purposes on board ships. A legitimate ob
jection to the adoption of liquid fuel at sea
under certain circumstances has been that the
use of steam for the diffusion of the oil in the
toiler furnaces entails a considerable loss of
fresh water from the boilers. As this loss has
to bi made good by salt water on long ocean
voyages, the density of the water is rapidly
raised to a dangerous point. This is, however,
entirely overcome by the system adopted in the
steamship Charles Howard, owned by Messrs.
Alfred Suart & Cos., of London, which has recent
ly been fitted with tanks for carrying refilled
petroleum in hulk, and also with Tarbutt's
system of burning residual oils under the boil
el’s in place of coal. She is 249 feet ill length,
with 80 feet beam .ml 23 feet depth of hold.
The whole of the cargo space in the vessel is oc
cupied by tanks for carrying the refined petro
leum, while the re-fuse oil to be used for fuel is
carried in the water ballast tanks. Her toiler is
of the ordinary marine type, with three fines of
3 feet IS inches diameter each. These Hues are
fitted with a brick combustion chamber and
superheater, as In the case of other vessels fitted
on the Tarbutt system. Another point of de
parture In the present instance consists in the
substitution of highly heated and expanded
compressed nil- for the steam ordinarily used in
liquid fuel fires. The si cam used for compress
ing the air is exhausted into the condenser, the
water from which is, of course, available for
feeding the toiler along with that condensed
from thf main engines. The Charles Howard
left the Tyne dock lost Saturday for the Black
-Sea. and as she si can ied down the river at full
speed not n particle of smoke was visible from
tne funnel, the Area working admirably from
the first start. It is stated that, the owners pro
pose to fit the. remainder of their fleet with sim
ilar apparatus. The storage of the oil In the
water ballast, tanks has, we. helieve, never to
forc toon introduced in practice. It is an Im
portant feature, as It saves the ship owner the
heavy expenditure incidental to the titling of
tanks in the bunker spaces, and, combined with
the substitution of air for steam, marks a de
cided departure in liquid fuel practice.
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B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
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bleached Hose at 10c. a pair.
250 dozen Ladies’ unbleached full regular
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100 dozeu Ladies' solid colored black and un
bleached Hose, fnll regular made, at 88c. a pair.
150 dozen Ladies' black and solid colored Bril
liant Lisle Hose at 50c., worth 75c. a pair.
300 dozen Misses plain and ribbed black and
colored Hose at 10c. a pair.
A Job Lot
lfiO dozen Misses’ black and colored Hose,
broken sizes, at 23c., regular price 85c. and 40e.
175 dozen Misses'plain and ribbed black and
colored Hose, double heel and toes, ap 25c. a pair.
50 dozen Misses’ lilack and colored Brilliant
Lisle Thread Hose, double knees, from 6 to 8)4
at 35e. a pair.
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250 dozen Gentlemen’s British Half Hose at
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200 dozeu Gentlemen’s unbleached striped and
solid colored British and Balbriggan Half Hose
at 25c. a pair.
A complete assortment of all grades and sizes
in Summer Underwear for Ladies, Gentlemen
White Goods! White Goods!
3,750 yards Corded Pique at 3V£c. a yard.
200 pieces India Linen, .30 inches wide, at B)4c.
150 pieces India Linen, 32 inches wide at 10c.
100 pieces India Linen, 32 inches wide, at 12(43.
75 pieces checked Nainsook, Cambric finish, 10
different patterns, at a yard.
40 pieces shear finished Plaid Lawns, 30 inchei
wide, at I2(£c. a yard.
A full line of Bleached, Unbleached and Tur
key Red Table Damask, Damask and Huek
Towels, Napkins and Doylies, Marseilles and
Honey Comb Quilts.
A SPECIAL DRIVE.
100 dozen bleached Huck Towels, 23 inches
wide and 45 inches long, at $3 per dozen; regu
lar price $4 25.
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A full assortment of Empire State Shirts,
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ladies’ and Children’s Lisle Thread Hose, iu
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Gents' Collars and Cuffs, with a complete lina
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Beware of Imitations.
None Genuine unless bearing the Stamp
This Shoe stands higher in the estimation ol
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them. For sale by
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