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WHITNEY AS A WORKER.
A MAN WHO CAN DO MANY THINGS
System an Element. Foreign to His Na
ture Social Circles Revolutionized
by the Whirl of Time—Dr. Sowers’
Case to be Dropped by the Medical
Washington. May 7. —Secretar Whitney
ran do more things, at the same time, with
success than any other miin closely connect
ed with the administration. Some people
labor under the delusion that, because Sec
retary Whitney is so great a leader socially,
he will some day lie shown up a big failure
as Secretary of the Navy. The croakers
were never in their lives more completely
mistaken. He does many things brilliantly,
and without failing in any respect manages
to show some pretty solid business successes.
He is a worker without system. He comes
down to his department at 9, 10 or 11, as
the case may be, or possibly he don’t come
down at nil. Sometimes he
comes lack after lunch, and
other times he prefers to adorn society.
Properly speaking he has no habits of work.
He writes a few minutes or a few hours at
his desk, dictates to his secretary until he
gets through with his pile of letters or lets
the secretary wade through them himself,
rings for naval officers one after the other,
looks through reports or makes someone
else look through them ami tell him the sub
stance. and in the same irregular, indescrib
able way gives some attention to the hun
dreds of matters that constantly have to go
to the Secretary. To most people he is a
fashionably dressed young man, with some
money of his own aiid a still more wealthy
wife, who figures in all the upper-ten social
events in Washington. He ls supposed to
attend all the big dinners, give plenty of
of them himself, stand as a sort of centre of
attraction at all great receptions, wine
and dine nabobs and titled for
eigners at his country scat and
last, but not least, to have invented anew
Bocial dissipation with religions tendencies
in the way of a christening entertainment..
With such a round of excitement it has Ixs-n
a little difficult to see how lie managed to
spare any time for the Navy Department,
but he does it nevertheless and is conduct
ing the Navy Department more successfully
that any of his predecessors in recent years.
However, neither the work room down
town nor the one at Grasslands have much
acquaintance with Mr. Whitney. He is too
active a man for mach in-door study, and if
business does not occupy him lie is enter
taining his , friends or sending for
more friends to entertain. Min. Whit
ney’s entertainments are famous, and it
is worth noting that she is almost the only
woman in Washington whose husband takes
an interest in her society doings and helps
her to receive her friends. They both like
to entertain, and their harmonious opinion
on the subject may have something to do
with their unvarying success. Sometimes
they have ail object in view in some of their
invitations. When old Senator Payne was
about to tie compelled to answer charges of
bribery and corruption on securing his seat,
the Senators likely to be concerned in the
affair had plenty of chances to taste the
Whitney dmners and champagne. Nothing
was said about the investigation, but one of
the Senators insists that it fairly mined in
vitations until the danger was over. At all
their receptions there is plenty of wine,
though the Secretary does not drink much
himself, and some or the old-fashioned cus
toms, which included a generous sideboard,
ore very tlioroughly kept up.
SOCIETY TURNED TOPSY TDRVY.
The change in the administration and the
whirlgig of time has turned social circles at
the capital tojisy turvy. The “ins” and
“outs” of the social world are as pronounced
as those in the world of politics. The “ins”
are the shining lights in the society world of
to-day, while the “outs” were the leadei-s
during the Republican regime. That the
latter most cordially despise the favored
ones of to-day can easily lie imagined.
The social events of the new regime in
point of grandeur have complelely eclipsed
those under preceding administrations. This
is because the leaders of the new set are
much more plentifully supplied with money
than were the leaders under the recent Re
publican administrations. The army and
navy set formerly ran social events, and a
man who was not rigged out in brass but
tons and gold stripes was looked upon as of
not much consequence. Now, however,
wealthy civilians are the leadens, and the
men in blue and brass occupy a less exalted
position in the social scale. Under the new
regime the social entertainments have been
Even with such splendor that the ice soon
eame too warm and too extravagant for
the brass buttons. Washington, however,
is a city of changes, both sc rial and politi
cal, and nothing that occurs is surprising._
Women come here for a few brief months,"
cut a conspicuous figure in society’s spec
tacular parade, and then like a meteor sud
denly drop out of sight and mind. Some of
the members of the Fiftieth Congress have
lieen here with their wives to select board
ing places. The wife of a newly elected
Congressman is really an object for
pity. At her home she was a worthy
woman, who did much to secure her hus
band’s election by her popular manners and
her good heart. To her it was a great thing
to become the wife of a member of Con
gress, but on arriving in Washington she
wunu that she had only taken the first step
toward social distinction. It was not long
before a change commenced. From a
modest lady, in a plain Mark silk and smooth
brown locks, she burst into an ornamental
gown of light satin, loaded with beads,
which was not high enough in the neck by
three inches, ana her head had in front a
mass of frizzles, which hid her broad brow,
and made her look like an idiot or a Shet
land pony. Before her diamond-decked fin
gers had been out of the domestic dish
water long enough for their knuckles to re
cover from their greasy odor of parboiling,
she rode about in ner aired coupe and gave
her orders to the coachman in u fault
finding tone. Her days became
a round of ceaseless toadyism, and her
nights were wild revels, with champagne,
oysters, flowers, punch, lost temper and
bitter disappointments. Now her husband
has not been re-elected. She must return to
her village home and us she drops out of life
here not a ripple on the tide of fashionable
society will show where she has gone down
and tfie wile of the new member will in her
turn take the place of the one that lias
mi. sowers’ case.
At first it was generally believed that Dr.
Bowers’ vaporings alleging tiiat President
Cleveland was in a very precarious condi
tion physically would give Vise to no serious
results. Then the medical society took the
matter up and seemed inclined to make it
self ridiculous by sitting down on Dr. Mow
ers. The subject was referred to a stand
ing committee with instructions to report
at the next meeting of the society. Now,
however, a member of the committee says
it is probable that no further steals will be
taken in the matter. Ho far ;is the in vest i-
Sntion has gone, it has been discovered that
>r. Howers made bis statement during a
social conversation between a party of gen
tlemen, several of whom were newspaper
writes!-. Dr. Howers probably spoke more
freely than he intended, but it is the wide,
fris- advertisement he received that annoys
some of his colleagues in the medical frater
A TOUCH OK ROMANCE.
One of the pleasantest little bits of gossip
afloat hi social circles is the engagement of
Miss Florence Audcnried to Mr. Washing
ton The wedding, which is Pi be a very
pretty one. will take place In the 'all, and
alter a visit to his ranch in Texas they will
prolmbly settle in this city. There is quite a
romantic episode connected with the vnmr
mans hwtonr. His father is an officer in
aM nmeh blessed with this
01 Id s goixls as men of his profession usual-
are, hut thin son captured the affections
or a neh old bachelor whom he met. one
| summer at Bar Hart sir. and wboadontrd
j him after a fashion; that is. he took him to
| his home, educated him, and has continued
; ever since the role of Father Bountiful, sup
! plying him liberally with money, liesides
presenting him with the cattle ranch in
Texas, all of which goes to prove the truth
of the old proverb that “it is better to bo
born lucky than rich.”
PREPARATIONS FOR THE BIG DRILL.
Workmen have been engaged all the week
in fencing in the great lawn south of the
White House grounds, commonly known as
the “White I-ot.” where the big militia drill
is to take place this month. The inclosure
will lie immense and the seats and grand
stand will lx- so arranged us to enable every,
body to see the ent ire field and nil of the per
formances therein. The elliptical in
closure is 1,048 feet diameter
in length by !)00 feet diameter in
width. For the camp 750 tents have
been engaged, and in addition to these some
tents wul lie brought here by a few of the
visiting companies. At the southeasterly
extremity of the field is to be erected a
pvrorama of the famous buttle between the
Monitor and Merrimac in Hampton Roads.
The exhibition of this realistic encounter
will form one of the attractions each night,
and it will be in full view from the grand
The Queen of Hawaii, with her suite, has
lieen having a good time, and has been en
tertained in a way that makes her happy.
< )n Friday she was taken to Mount Vernon.
The day was brig) it and clear, and after a
pleasant sail of a little more than an hour
the Despatch at noon anchored in mid
stream off the green hills of Mount Vernon,
her draught not permitting her to proceed
to the wharf. The Queen and Princess
Lilinokolani, escorted by Senators Sherman
and Evarts, respectively, and accompanied
by a few others, were taken ashore in the
captain’s gig, and the other guests followed
in steam launches. The royal party were
shown aronnd the grounds and through the
house of Washington. The Queen evinced
great interest in all that she saw, and said
that she was delighted with Mount Vernon,
and that it “ought never to lx“ disturbed.”
After a stay of more than an hour the party
returned to the Despatch, and arrives! at the
navy yard shortly before 4 o'clock, taking
carriages thence to the Arlington Hotel.
In the evening the Queen and her suite
attended a dinner in her honor at the White
House. The Executive was ablaze with
lights and sweet with the scent of blossoms.
In the centre of the table was the long mir
ror lake, from the middle of which rose a
mound of smilax, bearing on either side, in
flowers, a fac simile of the Hawaiian nag.
The stripes of rod, white and blue were,
formed of red azalias, candy tint, and
heliotrope, the cross piece at the upper left
hand corner formed of red azalias. On either
side of the mound near the ends of the lake
were exquisite ships formed of flowers. The
hulls were of white clover pinks on one of
which, in red flowers, was the word “Ha
waii,” while its companion ship bore “Co
lumbia.” The keels were of heliotrope, the
hulls of white pinks, with a broad band of
red carnations around the tops. Each ship
was freighted with a cargo of purple pan
sies, with a windlass of I-a France roses.
The rigging was of smilax. from which
drooped rose buds and aea< ia blossoms. At
the four cornel's of the lake were cut glass
decanters in silver stands, while on either
side were punched silver candelabra, the
large gold ones ornamenting the table at
either end. The corsage bouquets were La
France roses tied with broad lilac satin rib
bon. For the gentlemen were bonsilene
buds and geranium leaves. Between the
gold candelabra, at either end of the table,
were mounds of smilax with yeliow and red
The Queen took her seat at the right of the
President, and the Princess at his left. Mrs.
Cleveland sat opposite, with the Hawaiian
Minister at her right and Lieut. Gen. Donu
ms ,at her left. George Bancroft sat at the
western end of the table, and was balanced
at the eastern endjby Robert (Winthrop.
Miss Carter, Miss Porter afld Miss Bancroft
made a trio of young ladies present. They
sat at the cornel's of the table. Mrs. Waite
found hei-self between Mr. Vilas and Gen.
Dominis. Mrs. Fairchild was between Mr.
Preston and Minister Carter. Mrs. Vilas sat
between two big men—Secretary Whitney
and Minister Preston.
The Queen wore a full train white satin,
the front richly embroidered with gold
bullion. Across her corsage she dis
played n wide red su-sh, one of the orders
The Princess was in black velvet and
black lace, the front of the dress Ming
composed of embroidery and black thread
Mrs. Cleveland was in white satin,
white lace and jK-arls, with diamond neck
Mrs. Carter wore buttercup satin, full
Mrs. Chief Justice Waite was in a rich
golden brown satin and white lace.
Mrs. Fairchild wore white tulle and white
Mrs. Lincklaen, mother of Mrs. Fair
child, being an old lady, was in black, with
a white cap.
Mrs. Winthrop wore black brocade and
Mi's. Endicott was in gold satin and gar
net velvet overskirt of white.
Mrs. Vilas wore a full train of heliotrope
satin, with front of white lace beaded with
Mi-s. Sheridan wore lavender satin, with
overdress of white lace.
Mrs. Whitney, full train white satin, com
bined with old gold.
Mi-s. Sherman, canary colored satin, com
billed with lavender.
Mi's. Laughton, a train of white and
green striped, with a peticoat of black lace
over white sntin.
Miss Porter was in white, Miss Carter
wore lavender, and Miss Bancroft lilac.
All the gentlemen were in plain evening
dress. The Hawaiian gentlemen and Gen.
Sheridan wore their decorations. The
President having the Princess on his left,
woo sj leaks English well, was able to hold
quits a conversation with her majesty, who
sat upon his right. She expressed much de
light with her visit to Mount Vernon, and
t hanked the President for his cordial recep
tion Pi her and her suite.
Preparations Going on for the Annual
Jacksonville, May 8. —Active prepara
tions are being male here by our local
yachtsmen for their annual regatta which
takes place Thursday next. The Florida
and Riverside yacht clubs will each turn
out a number of entries, anil entries are ex
poctod from the Indian River, St. Augus
tine, Fernandina. Brunswick, Port Royal,
and even the Savannah clubs. Ail who
will attend may rest assured they will re
ceive a warm welcome and lie most hospita
bly entertained by our gallant lovers of
The G. A. H. men arc already beginning
to make arrangements for Decoration day,
May HO. They will invite the R, E. Lt*
Camp of Confederate Veterans to join with
them in commemoration of the 'lay, and
possibly have a joint Memorial day.
There is mill'll anxiety uore a lout the
probable failure of the passage of the new
extension charter for the city. It is under
stood that a majority of the Judiciary Com
mittee has reported adversely to it on ac
count of it not having sufficient publication
notice, but there is a bare possibility that
the minority report may lx> carried through.
We Jacksonvillians sincerely hope so.
The Warrens, of Havannan, and the Dix -
ies, of this city, will cross lints to-morrow,
ainl the game, being the ttrsl match contest
of the season, is looked forward pi witli
much interest by all the local lovers of the
great national sport, Mr. Sain Burkheim,
of this city, lias been chosen umpire.
Tux Empress of Austria lias a passion for
doing graceful things gracefully. Traveling by
Steamer to Orsova a week or two ago, one ol the
gentlemen was unlucky enough at dinner to up
set a glass of red wine upon her nia)est y's dress.
The gentleman was In what It Is. I believe, cor
rect to describe a* a "blue funk;" but shortly
alternat'd tie* Empress, who hud not been a bft
cio-s, consoled the awkward man by presenting
hbu Oh a brenstnl" In brilliants.
THE MORNING NEWS; MONDAY, MAY 9, 1887.
STRANGER THAN FICTION.
The Wild Girl of the Salmon River
Idaho lytter in St. I.out!* Globe-Democrat.
A hunter, while wandering in the depths
of the Salmon River Mountains, far from
the habitations of man, saw before him a
beautiful lake in the grandest, wildest
natural settings—giant cedars with pendant
festoons of moss and towering columns of
granite. A fair girl, unadorned, unclothed,
except by a fleecy wealth of golden hair,
stood waist deep in the water. She looked
with a nervous stare that betrayed a wild
nature. She sprang from the water and
disappeared in a black, yawning cavern. The
man of the chase was not romantic. There
might lie such a thing as a mermaid, but
he did not believe in ghosts. He hastened
to the camp. It was dark when he found
his comrades by the log fire. They were
old hunters and knew not fear. The story
of a lone girl in that gloomy solitude was
related. The flickering flames cast shadows
more weird; when the owl hooted and the
cohoes died away the stillness seemed op
pressive. The three Nimrods visited the
lake next morning. The same fair creature
was standing at the fixit of the cliff beyond
the water. She was clothed in the skins of
wild animals; her hair was blown by the
light breeze in fluffy ringlets about her
shoulders. She was startled—looked for a
moment and fled. The explorers did not
trespass upon the strange lady’s sacred pre
When they returned to the valley their
story was widely circulated, and a newspa
per correspondent, accompanied by some
daring cowboys, decided to trace the rumor
to the fountain-head. They found a beau
tiful, untrodden, grassy, valley of an area of
100 acre?, around two sides of what is known
on tiie surveyors’ map as Moose Lake. Few
white men have ever passed through the
dense forests and nigged depths to look
down into tee sheltered dell. No signs of
life were apparent when the unrippled
water reflected back the gray, moss-covered
wall of rucks that stood so nearly perpendic
ular on the border. Tne entrance to
the cave could be seen, but only the black
sides and arches marked the home of the
object of the search. The investigators
passed up the uneven, worn stone steps to
the d<x>r of the subterranean domicile of the
apparition or angel. They paused, they
jx'ered, but all was hidden m the heavy
shadows. They hallooed; an echo answered
as from a well. A stir in the passage and a
a frightful visage was seen, with tangled
strings of gray hair dangling, with blinking,
watery red eyes glaring, as a feeble, trem
bling Indian tottered forward. His atti
tude was that of defiance as he placed
himself in the door of his dungeon, but
the withered form and palsied arm were a
miserable caricature of the warrior of fifty
years ago. He was pushed aside. The
reckless men rushed forward, guided by a
torch, through a winding tunnel into a great
cave, with many angular recesses and un
even roof and walls. Comers and columns
divided the vast interior into apartments.
()ne of these divisions was the wild girl’s
boudoir. Seated on a robe, in convulsions
of fright, was a well-developed maiden.
The torch dazzled her sight. She turned
her face from the intruders and bowed
her head and sobbed pitifully. They
did not approach her, but
turned away and passed from her
presence filled with sorrow and moved with
sympathy, which her intense emotion
seemed to communicate to even these
thoughtless young inen of the plains. The
withered old guardian was found to be
dumb. When addressed in the Nez Perce
Indian language he could understand, but
replied only with signs. These facts wero
published when the party returned to civi
lization, and Mr. Holbrook, in his far-off
Colorado home, read them several weeks
after the discovery. lie traveled with all
possible speed to the Salmon River Valley,
his formes home, and soon organized a party
to assist in the rescue, including two of the
company that had made the exploration on
the previous occasion.
The faithful Indian was xpfeijdbi/ his
door. He offered no re-istrilmcal tiro-fen-
trance, but trotted on before as the inva
ders passed the narrow door and led the
way to where the girl sat. She was wrap
ped in furs to keep warm. The anxious
father rushed forward to clasp his ilaqgUter
P) his bosom, but that old relic of' aJh if bio
race placed his .warped frame between
father and child. Like a man of
straw the Indian was pushed away.
No word of meaning but a wail of
anguish burst from his lips. The girl
sprang to her feet. The father was burled
back as if he had tried to embrace a tigress.
The Indian was addressed in liis native
tongue by one of the cowboys, and gave
signs, after some delay, that he understood
the situation. He communicated to the
frightened child by signs anil grunts, and
she settled down on the robe and stared with
wild eyes at those around her.
After a long, one sided conversation
t!i" old cavo-uweller expressed his con
sent that liis ward should go with
her father. She could speak no language,
but was quieted by a pantomime on the
part of her protector. To make the story
short, Mr. Holbrook, by a great deal of per
suasion and some force, succeeded in get
ting his daughter Pi the house of a friend.
The old Indian accompanied the party, and
is aiding in the work of taming the “wild
girl"’ and teaching her to talk before start
ing across the continent and separating her
from the only 1 lonian who can communicate
11l 1877 Mr. Holbrook was engaged in the
stock business on Salmon river. The first
raid of Joseph’s warriors was in that, coun
try, and Mrs. Holbrook and child were
taken prisoners. Mrs. Holbrook was re
leased after fearful torture, but never re
covered from tho injuries mid nervous
shock. The girl was supposed to have been
murdered. It now transpires that she was
rescued by the old dumb Indian and carried
to his lonely home, where she lived nine
years without hearing a human
voice or seeing a human be
ing, except the deformed and
feeble old man. This old Itidiuu was once
am-'mberof the Nez Perce trilie, hut was
decided to lie a sorcerer or a witch, ami was
condemned to have his tongue cut out and
he banished. For years, too far back to lie
reckoned, he has lived in that gloomy cave.
He has made visits to the settlement, anti
traded furs to the whites for powder and
lead. Fish, game, roots and berries have
boon the only food and the skins of wild
animals the only clothing hi all those years
All Sorts of News From a Pretty and
Hawthorne, Fla., May 8.- The Band of
Hojie gave a very satisfactory entortaiu
ment in the Presbyterian church Tuesday
The Wtillark Tripologue gave one of
their ciipirtuinnients here on Monday and
Tuesday nights of last week. The per
formance was enjoyed by a large, apprecia
tive audience, who gave these old-time fa
vorites an enthusiastic greeting. Mr. Wnl
lai'k sang "My Johnny was a Shoemaker”
in his own inimitable style, while Mr. Rider
brought down the house by his rendition of
“i Wish I Were a Fish.”
Wednesday night a social hop given at
the residence of Dr. Hirnmonds, of medicine
fame, at Magnolia Springs, was a success.
Several of Hawthorne's young jieople Px>k
Advantage of the lovely night to drive out
to the entertainment.
The town election occurred on Monday.
It resulted as follows: P. B. Turjnin, Mayor;
W. H. Thorne, Treasurer and Clerk; E” L.
McGinnis, W. 11. Price, W. C. Johnson. F.
J. Hammond, Aldermen; P. F. Stock, Mar
Oapt. Fred P. Colo has received anew
boat from Boston—a jH-rfeet little gent—
which helms named, in honor of Mix Cole,
Juanita. It isfeet long, propellisl by a
■Shipman engine of three horse power, and
turnished with cushions and carpeting, mak
ing it us !■■• t 'vl inviting as a htdvV parlor.
HOUSE FURNISHING FANCIES.
A Craze That is Not Likely to Become
New York, May 7. —Whatever the
homes of our wealthy families may lack in
taste they make up for in gorgeousnoss.
Even in taste we have advanced with rapid
And this is owing, not so much to
the education in refinement of Mr. -Money
bags as to the enterprise shown by the
manufacturers and importers of the finer
classes of furnishings in selecting beautiful
objects to sell I called the other day at one
of the largest of these concerns 1 rode in an
elegant elevator to the third story. The
manager, a courteous gentleman, invited
me to enter the. shrine set apart for the
finer novelties. It was pitch dark until he
touched an electric button and a hundred
tiny gas jets sprang into flame. The walLs of
the room were formed of expensive, Turkish
velour curtains. Scattered around were
objects of great rarity and value. Gobelin
tapestries, centuries old; little gilt chairs
upholstered in satin, painted by noted
artists long since dead; a jewel box sacred
to the memory of Marie Antoinette; an
onyx table with thearmsof Louis Napoleon;
and, oh! what are those! Two silk plush
curtains hang from a brass rod in a far dark
corner. At first they were invisble, but my
guide has cunningly thrown a flash of light
upon them. They are a beautiful shaded
wine color, turning from a deep dark red to
a faint pink. Running over them in an
artistic manner are many lxj. utiful hand
embroidered roses, connected by slender
branches. The centre of each flower seems
to be aflame. Jets of light twinkle in its
“Incandescent lights, I suppose,” I re
The manager laughed.
“Examine them,” he said.
I walked over to the curtains and lifted
them nearer to me. The flaming jets were
diamonds, big and pure. Even as I held
them they broke out into a hundred flashes
of brilliant color.
“I don’t suppose," said the manager,-
“that this craze will become very common,
but it has already been introduced by some
of our money princes. The flowers are so
made that diamond studs can be screwed
into their centre. The idea is to put the
diamonds in only upon the occasion of some
grand entertainment. They can be locked
on the back of the curtain so that it would
be next to impossible to remove them with
out cutting the whole curtain. After the
entertainment the host can remove them to
his safe if he pleases. I suppose it won’t be
iong before the great entertainers will be
trying to outdo each other in the size and
brilliancy of the diamonds concealed in the
embroidery of their portiere curtains.
There are 825,000 worth of diamonds in
those curtains. We have to employ a man
who does nothing but watch this room.”
I am waiting to hear of some entertain
ment at which this royal fancy is indulged.
I have heard of menu cards in which the
lower grades of precious stones are set, but
have not been able to trace them any
further than the jewelry stores. A dinner
at which the guest would be presented with
sueh a bill of fare would be likely to be well
A LOVE THAT LASTED.
Successful Appeal of a True Woman
for Her Lover’s Liberation.
From the New York Timss.
Nashville, Ten.v., May (i.—Eighteen
years ago the doors of the State prison
closed upon Frank Riddle, of Maury county,
who had been sentenced to life imprison
ment for murdering a German peddler.
There were doubts as to the guilt of Riddle,
who, refusing to acknowledge the crime and
accept a term of fifteen years, insisted upon
a plea of not guilty. The trial resulted in
his conviction, and the defendant appealed
to the Supremo Court, which granted a
new hearing. A second verdict against
Riddle was rendered and he was sent to the
penitentiary. Year after year passed. One
after another of the life convicts died, and
Riddle almost abandoned hope of obtaining
his freedom. While Gov. Taylor was seated
in his office to-day a woman walked into the
apartment and presented to the Governor a
petition for executive clemency signed by
the lessees and every officer of the prison,
who stated that Riddle’s long incarceration
had served the ends of justice. Accompany
ing the petition was a letter written by the
woman who lxire it. After the Governor
had read the documents the lady rose, and
addressing him, said:
“Gov. Taylor—When that maji was ac
cused of murder 1 was engaged to be mar
ried to him. I did not believe him guilty,
and did not break the engagement. During
the two or three years that the trial was
pending I still believed in him. During the
eighteen years of his confinement I have
stuck to him. His parents have died. His
brothers and sisters are all dead except a
sister, who lives out West. The people who
were interested in the case then have for
gotten him. lam ths only friend hy has in
the world. My life has been wrapped up in
him. 1 believe in him and have loved him
through these long, weary years, and I want
you to pardon him. I do * not ask you to
think him an innocent man, but for the
sake of two lives that may yet be happy 1
implore you to set him free.
Without waiting to hear the Governor’s
i decision she arose and left the office and the
capitol. When the Governor had cleared
his eyes of tears he said to Bishop Granberry:
“Such devotion and constancy I have never
seen, and whatever Riddle may have de
served, it docs look as if that woman ought
to have a chance at happiness.”
God Bless the Old-Fashioned Girl.
From the Omaha Bee.
Bishop Cosgrove, of Davenport, la., de
livered a notable sermon in that city last
Sunday on the the immoral tendencies of
the times through the breaking down of
safeguards which once protected girls and
young women. Asa model for the rising
generation, the Bishop pictured the “old
fashioned girl” of thirty years ago in the
following words: “She was a little girl until
she was 15 years old, and she helped her
mother in h r household duties. She bad
her hours of play, and enjoyed herself to the
fullest extent. She never to her mother:
‘I can’t—l don’t want to,’ for obedience was
to her a cherished virtue. She arose' in the
morning when called, and we do not sup
port • she had her hair done up in papers and
crimping pins, or hanged over her forehead.
Shi- did not grow into a young lady and
talk about her beau before'she was in her
teens, and she did not read dime novels,
nor was she fancying a hero in every nlow
boy she met. The old-fashioned girl was
modest in her demeanor, and she never
talked slang nor used bywords. She did not
laugh at old people nor make fun of cripples.
She had respect for her elders, and was not
above listening to words of counsel from
those older than herself. She did not know
as much as her mother, nor did she think
that her judgment was ns good as that of
her grandmother. She did not go to parties
by tlic time she was 10 years old, and stay
till after midnight dancing with any chance
young man who happened to be present.
She went to lied in season, und doubtless
said her prayers, and slept tho sleep of inno
cence, rose up in the morning happy and
capable of giving happiness. And now, if
there lx- an old-fashioned girl iu the world
to-day may heaven bless and keep her and
raise up others like her.”
Agony is Courted
Ity persons who. attacked by a mild form of
rheumatism, neglect to seek prompt relief. Sub
sequeut torture is prevented bjttln immediate
resort to Hostetler's Stomach Hitters. Slight
rvjHisiirp. an ixvnxioual draught, will ixigct Inis
painful malady, where there is a predisposition
to It 111 the blood. It Is not difficult to arrest the
trouble at the outsat, but well nigh impossible to
eradicate it when matured. No evidence In re
lation to this superb Wood depursnt is more pos
itive than that which establishes Its efficacy ns a
preventive mid remedy for rheumatism. Not
only is it thorough, but sale, which the vegeta
ble and minerul |xiisoiiM, often taken ns cura
tives of the disease, are no;. Besides expelling
the rheumatic virus from the system, it over
comes fever rod ague, biliousness, constipation I
and arsuensix. I
lIfKALB LODGE \C>. 9, I. oTo. F.
A regular meeting will be held THlSiMonday.)
EVENING at 8 o’clock.
Second degree will be conferred.
Members of other Lodges and visiting brothers
are cordially invited to attend.
By order of .J. S. COLLINS, N. G.
John Riley, Secretary.
CALANTHE LODGE AO. *H, K. OS"' I*.
Savannah, Ga.. May 9, 1887.
A regular meeting of this Lodge will .g’oPx
beheld THIS (Monday) EVENING
8 o’clock. Visiting Knights and mem
bers of other Lodges cordially invited ySKSw
to attend. Pages rank will Ik* con- '® ,r
ferred. G. 11. MILLER, C. C.
W. Falconer, If. of R. and S.
GERMAN’ FRIENDLY SOCIETY.
The regular monthly meeting of the German
Friendly Society will be held THIS EVENING at
8 o’clock, May 9th.
tV. SCHEIHING, President.
A. Hku.Bß, Secretary.
THE SOUTHERN MUTUAL LOAN' ASSO
The tenth (10th) regidar meeting of Series B
will be held at Metropolitan llai! THIS (Mon
day) EVENING at 8 o'elodt.
M. J. SOLOMONS, President.
William D. Harden, Secretary.
May 8. 1887; '
TYLER COTTON PRESS COMPANY.
The annual Stockholders’ Meeting of the Tyler
Cotton lb-ess Chmpany will be held on MON
DAY, May 9th, at 12 m., in the Directors’ Room
of the Savannah Cotton Press Association. By
orderof THE PRESIPEXT.
Office of 1
The Brush Electric Light and Power Cos., v
Savannah, Ga., May 4th, 1887. )
The annua! meeting of the stockholders of the
finish Electric Light and Power Company will
lie held at Armory Hall (upper room) on WED
NESDAY EVENING, 11th lust., at 8 o’clock.
SAMUEL P. HAMILTON, President.
S. S. Guckenheimer. Secretary.
BANAN AS r BAN ANAS!
Just received one car load of choice
RED AND YELLOW BANANAS,
Well ripe and
FOR SALE CHEAP
AT J. S. COLLINS & CO.’S.
NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS.
Water Works Office.
At 10 o’clock TO-NIGHT the water will be en
tirely closed off during the balance of the night
and passing up to noon on Tuesday, for the pur
pose of connecting mains to large pumps.
A. N. MILLER.
Superintendent Savannah Water Works.
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND IM
May 9th, 1887.
The Twenty-third installment is now due.
M. J. SOLOMONS,
Secretary and Treasurer.
On account of repairs now being made at
Chatham Academy, the exercises in the Girls’
High School and in the two. Primary grades oc
cupying rooms in the Eastern wing of the build
ing will not be resumed until MONDAY’, May
16th. W. H. BAKER, Superintendent.
120 Horse Power ENGINE for sale at a bar
gain. Cylinder 20x30. About new and in per
fect order. A. B. HART,
Lake City, Fla.
TWELFTH ANNUAL REGATTA
SAVANNAH YACHT CLUB,
At Thunderbolt, Tuesday, May 10, ISB7.
Over Regular Thunderbolt Course.
r Yachts will start at 11:30 o’clock a. m.
Cabin Y’aehts, 3) feet and over.
Ist Prize SIOO
2d Prize 50
Open Y’aclits, over 23 feet, and less than 27 feet.
Ist Prize SIOO
2d Prize 23
If more than two boats race in this class, the
second prize to be SSO.
Open Yachts, 21 feet and under—Prize $lO.
Small Boats and Batteaux—Prize S2O
Entrance fee 10 per cent, of first prize in each
Entries to lie made at office of the Secretary,
92 Bay street, up to 11330 o'clock A. M., on MON
DAY. Slay 9th.
All yacuts must report to the Sailing Commit
tee at 11 a... on day of Regatta, for Instruct ions.
The Sailing Committee reserves the privilege
to change anything on the programme as cir
cumstances or the weather may necessitate.
Members are hereby notified that the follow
ing rules of the Sailing Regulations will be car
ried oat, viz:
Rule 5. Y’aehts must be entered for a Regatta
at least twenty-four (24) hours before the hour of
Rule 13. A member of the Club shall be on
Iloarel each Y’acht sailing for a prize, who shall
lx* accountable for the sailing or the boat.
By order of WM. HONE, Commodore.
Attest: W. D. Johnston, Secretary.
SAVANNAH YACHT CLITL
Members will please call and pay annual dues
and receive their badges at 93 Bay street.
M. A. COHEN, Treasurer.
NOTICE TO CONTR ACTORS.
Sealed proposals In duplicate will be received
for the erection of an office building for the
CENTRAL RAILROAD will be received by the
undersigned until WEDNESDAY. MAY' 11th, at
Drawings and Specifications may be seen at
the offices of Fay & Eichberg, No. 3 Bull street,
Savannah, and South Broad street, Atlanta,
Bond and Security will be required for the
performance of the contract. Work to lie com
pleted on or before SETT. Ist, 1887, under for
Bids will be received in whole, or for
separate parts of the work.
KAY A EICHBERG, Architects.
UK. HENRY s COLUINU,
Office corner .Toni's and Drayton streets.
ALL OF out PLANTS
Displayed at the Floral and Art Association's
Exhibition at the Chatham*’ Arsenal, will lie
offered for sale at auction on MONDAY, com
mencing at 11 a. M. A. C. OELSCHIO,
I LM Mil's Lit MR CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation Is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the syg.
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
Ills, caused by a disordered liver, it. cannot lie
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver*Corrector and take no other. Si tW
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D„
Pharmacist. R/iwmiah. Ga.
BASE BALL TO-DAY.
Tickets at FERNANDEZ’S CIGAR STORE
and at the Park.
Children ( ..15c
Grand Stand 10c
Ladies will be admitted free to Grand Stand.
Game at 4= p. m.
138 Broughton Street.
GRAND SELECTED VALUES!
650 yards SW-inches deep. White and Beige,
Egyptian and Oriental Laces this week, only 10c.
pct ; yard, regular price 20c.
100 dozen Ladies' White 5-Ilook Corsets, elabo
rate Silk Stitched and guaranteed bone-filled,
only 50c. each.
25 dozen Ladies’ Brown Genuine Balbriggan
Hose, regular made and London lengths. The
champion 25c. Hose of this market,
150 dozen Ladies' Fine Linen Mourning
Bordered Handkerchiefs, size 14J4x14J4, with
ineh, genuine hemstitch, this week, only 10c.
each: regular price 18c.
To make a run, we offer 75 dozen Gents’ %
regular made India Gauze Vests, with heavy
satin fronts and silk bound, at $3 a box (V£ doz
en); the regular price for them is 75c. each.
Embroidered Dress Robes!
150 elegant Dress Robes we will offer at cost
from this week until entire lot is closed. Don’t
miss this chance.
30 dozen Ladies' Cambric Chemise, elegantly
designed and trimmed with Torchon lace and
embroidery; the best 7oc. article in the States.
65 dozen Ladies’ Pure Wool Boucle Jerseys
(summer weight), pleat backs, in brown, black,
navy, garnet, at the great bargain price of sl.
Ladies’ Gauze Underwear!
120 dozen Ladies’ Jersey-fitting Gauze Under
vests. the best finished goods in America,at 35c.
and 50c. Give them a trial.
Ladies’ Linen Collars.
200 dozen Ladies’ 3-ply All-Linen Clerical
Shape Collars, w ith capes, for this week only,
B}k.c., our regular 15c. value.
The Leading Parasol, Fan and Glove House
’ of Savannah.
Lawn Mowers, Three Sizes,
Ladies’ Garden Hoes,
Hand Plows, Hedge Shears,
Pruninng Scissors and Knives,
Garden Trowels and Weeders,
Rubber Hose and Reels,
—FOR SALE BY
148 and 150 Congress Street.
—FOR SALE BY
Weed & Cornwell.
GRAIN AND HAY.
Keystone King Feed,
Cow Peas and Feed Meal,
Hay and (drain,
HOUBEK MI.DING GOODS.
J. E. FREEMAN. A. 11. OLIVER.
Freeman & Oliver,
Matting, Refrigerators, Stoves,
Crockery anil House Furnishing Goods.
192 BROUGHTON STREET.
Furniture Stored During Summer Months.
\V l N is AM) LIQUORS.
Wines, Liquors, Etc.
B. Select Whisky, per gallon $ I.
Baker Rye Whisky, per gallon $4.
Imperial Choice Hyr Whisky. ]ier gallon $3.
Pine Apple Choice ltye Whisky, jier gallon $2.
Old Rye Whisky, a pure article, per gallon
Brandy from S3 to $0 per gallon.
(iiti from SI SO to $5 per gallon.
Hum from $1 60 to S'l per gallon.
Wines from Si to $3 per gallon.
High Life Cigars, Very Fine. Try Them.
Groceries at Cost and a fraction above. Don’t
fail to give men call.
A. H. CHAMPION.
THE FAVORITE HOTEL OF SA VANN AHIANg
Opens June 35th.
JAMES M. CASE, Proprietor.
Indian Harbor Hotel'
Will Open Saturday, June 18th,
Address WM. H. LEE
Grand Hotel, 31st street and Broadway, x ew
NEW HOTEL TOGNIi
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla
r PHE MOST central House in the city Kear
A Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries"
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella.
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to s3_per day. BeUg *
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor
S. A. UPSON, Manager.
TALLAHASSEE, - - FLA.
M. L. OGLESBY, * . Manager,
Open December to May. Dally Rates—s 4.
HOTEL SAN SALVADOR';
ST. GEORGE STREET,
ST. AUGUSTINE, - - - FLA
I7MRST-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: $254
to $3 per day. Special terms by the week or
month. G. N. PAPY, Proprietor
BROADWAY VFORTYTTRST STREET
AMERICAN PLAN. Centrally located. Ail
the latest improvements. Cuisine and ser
vice unexcelled. ,
Special rates to permanent guests.
I. STEINFELD, Manager.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE"
’’PHIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in tha
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 affori
SAVANNAH, - - GA
C’t EO. D. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly of
T the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the
Grand Union. Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. All parts of the fcity and places of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
the doors. Special inducements to those visit
ing the city for business or pleasure.
THE MORRISON HOUSE. ’
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
\ FFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
. x with pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing table, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall House.
J AAA FEET ABOVE THE SEA—WATAUGA
Tt Vfl ’‘ ‘ HOTEL, Blooming Rock, N. C., on the
summit of the Blue Ridge. Purest water: every
thing new, eomfortable and elegant. Lowest
rates. Write for further information.
CHURCH’S BUG HI
Ready for Use Dry, No Mixing Required
STICKS to the vines and finishes the whole
crop of POTATO BUGS with one applica
tion: also, kills any Curculio and the Cotton
and Tobacco Worm.
This is the only safe way to use a Strong Poi
son : none of the Poison is in a clear state, but
thoroughly combined by patent process and
machinery, with material to help the very fine
powder to stick to tile vines and entice the bugs
to eat it, and is also a fertilizer.
One Pound will go as far as Ten Pounds of
Plaster and Paris Green as mixed by the fann
ers. is therefore cheaper and saves trouble and
danger of mixing and using the green, which, it
is needless to say, is dangerous to handle.
Cheaper than any other mixture used for the
Guaranteed more effective than any other
mixture sold for the purpose.
FOR SALE BY
SAMI, IIOOKS, BLENDS. UT< .
Halifax River Lumlier Ilk
JOHN MANLEY, Proprietor,
EVERY VARIETY OF
Rough & Dressed Lumber,
SASHES, SHINGLES, MOLDINGS
SCROLL WORK FURNISHED.
In connection with the Mill is also a MA
CHINE AND REPAIR SHOP. Address
PAYT'CFN'A, FI.ORIDA- _
Successor to Chas. E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, CHS and STEAM FITTER,
* 48 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA.
I N DKKT AK Ml!.
W. I). DIXON.
U N DERTAKER
DEALER IN # ALL KINDS OF
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Bull street. Residence 59 Liberty street.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.
ST^.’S!^ i s©r
For Jirculr.r am>lv (P. O. Univrrslt yof v *•>
,J()HN 11. Mi N< Hi, Prof. Corn, and But,
EV ELY N <l< >LLE< V&
I,’'OR YOUNG WOMEN. Princeton, N ■
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