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RAIN NEEDED FOR RICE.
UNFAVORABLE PROSPECT FOR THE
CROP AT PRESENT.
The Acreage Between 15 and 20 Per
Cent. Less Than Last Year and the
Grain Two Weeks Later Many
Stands Ruined by Blackbirds and
The rice planters are growing wear} over
the long drought. Weeks have elapsed siuoe
there was a good soaking rain, and there
has not even been a respectable shower lor a
month. One of the largest and most suc
cess! ul planters in the State remarked yes
terday that the reports which he has of the
crop are meagre. He added that “the acreage
planted appears to be a great deal less than
last, year, however. The decrease amounts
to as much as 15 or 20 per cent. My plant
ing is 20 per cent. less.
“The cold weather of March and early
April destroyed a great deal of the first
planting, and the red winged blackbird has
caused a great loss to the stand. I never
saw the little pests so numerous and so
ravenous. A great many planters had to
replant for want of a stand. Those who
did not replant have as a general thing a
thin stand, and the fields are hare of rice on
the hills. I hear of some stands of rice
having been destroyed lately by the lx>b
olink or May bird. These birds winter in
Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and all
down the Antilles.
RUIN' By THE BIRDS.
“Last February was unusually warm and
the bobolinks started North earlier than
usual. They were kept back a little by the
cold snaps of a month ago, and got here
just in time to catch the young rice.
“The rivers are very low from want of
rain, and I understand that the water is
getting brackisti in a great many of them.
Unless we have heavy rains before we put
on the harvest water"in June our crop will
suffer very materially, especially m the
short rivers where the spring tides go away
up the streams. We must have
fresh water for the flows. The
back waters on inland places are dried up
and I see very little prospect, if any, for a
crop on those places unless we have heavy
rains this month. It will take a rain every
day for three or four weeks to fill up
the ditches so as to give the flow wanted.
“Labor is plentiful,” said the gentleman,
“but very little is being employed, for we
are trying to make cheap crop and so
pinch everywhere to make ends meet. I
think prices will rale higher next season.
Even now the market is looking up.
LITTLE RICE OX HAND.
“There is but little rice on hand and there
is a good demand for all grades. Last
year's crop was very fair ; a full acreage
being planted and the yield being good.
Prices, however, have ruled very low, some
rice having sold below the cost of produc
tion. The bulk of the crop has been mark
eted, more rice having been used because it
was cheap. The stock on hand in the mills
in Savannah is quite small—about 145,000
bushels of rough. I understand that. the.
stock in Charleston is almost exhausted.
This year’s crop will beabout two weeks
From all that can be. learned the South
Carolina crap threatens to lie short, because
f the drought, cold spring and birds. It is
fair to assume that the water in the rivers
over there is even more brackish than the
water in the Georgia rivers, because Caro
lina's rivers are shortep and have not as
great a volume of fresh water running down
them as the longer rivers of Georgia have.
The reports from Louisiana do not seem to
be any more favorable. The planter quoted
above says that the American planters are
satisfied at growing enough for home con
sumption, and do not care to exprt to try
to compete with East India rice, which can
not he put on the market here for less than
45-40. per pound.
THE NEW COTTON CROP.
Improvement in ita Prospects—The
The cotton crop this season, owing to a
backward spring and dry weather generally
th rang hou t the bolt, is from live days to two
weeks late. Compared with recent seasons,
however, the disparity as to planting time
is not so great, and in several sections the
planting has been finished fully as early,and,
in some cases, earlier than last year. The
greatest delay in planting has been in
those sections usually showing early pro
BrtulstreeVs some very interesting
data in regard to the condition of the
weather and the outlook for the crop. In
Texas, especially, the dry weather assumed
the proportions of a drought, which de
layed planting, and where seed was put in
it delayed germination. But the past few
days have shown a marked change for the
better in cotton crop prospects. Rain has
beci general in many States, and the Texas
drought has been effectually broken. The
present spring show* a sharp contrast with
that of IKSiij when t here was t<x> much rain.
Crop conditions are good, and it is probable
that 75 per cent, of the crop nas heen
planted. The general condition of stands is
good, and chopping-out has liegun in sev
eral States. The most cheerful reports
come from the Caroliuas.
In Georgia and Alabama dry weather
has delayed planting and retarded
growth where the seed was
already in. The weather lias been too cool
for rapid growth, but a change in this
resjiect is noted. The general crop pros
pects are reported equal to those of last,
year at this time, though it is too early to
The Methodist Orphans' Home.
It is known to most Savannahians that
this institution was destroyed by fire on tiie
night of Jan. 1. House, furniture, clothing
and all were consumed. The executive com
mittee determined to rebuild, and is now at
work. A spacious brick building is rapidly
going up and must be completed Dy Sept. 1.
Every city and town in the State is being
(repealed to and are responding liberally.
The Home’s agent. Rev. L. B. Payne, is in
the city, and will apiieul personally to the
friends of this noble charity for help. Over
100 children have found a" home in the Or
phanage from Savannah. Those who may
not lie call'd upon can send donations to
Rev. T. T. (Him am.
Funeral of Mrs. Joseph M. Farr.
The funeral of Mrs. Joseph M. Farr, whose
sudden death, while sit ting ir. a chair read
ing, occurred on Friday, took place at 4
o’clock yesterday afternoon from her late
residi-nce at Bolton and Barnard streets.
The services were conducted by Rev. Dr.
Bacon, of the Independent Presbyterian
church. A quartette from the Indcpendeiu
church choir sang with much feeling the
lieautiful hymns, "Asleep in Jesus,” and
“Abide with Me.” The interment was in
Ixuirel Grove Cemetery. The flora) deco
rations of the grave were very eiatiorate.
The New Brighton Hotel Company will bo
organized in Charleston to-day.
The young jieople of Charleston, having
been driven from the trail room, have re
sorted to the straw ride, which is now the
prevailing society craze.
By arrangements recently perfected by the
Atlantic Coast Line, truck produce leaving
Charleston Saturday night will go through
*0 Portsmouth, Va., without delay.
The commemorative services of the Van
derbilt. Benevolent Association, which have
lieen in the course of preparation for several
week*, took jilace at Hi. Matthew’s German
Lutheran church lust night.
The soda water business is increasing in
Charleston. Over a dozen new fountains
have been Tooted there this season. This
laeds the public to lielieve that, the average
Clun k-lonian is a very temperate sort of
THE NEW WATER SUPPLY
Pushing t he Work on the Wells- -Analy
ses of the Artesian and River Water.
The water works, since the sinking of the
artesian wells, has become a popular place
for Sunday visitors. There were more
people who drove out yesterday than there
j were a week ago. A deep interest is taken
in the wells and in the progress of the work
Supt. Miller is asked all sorts of questions
about the wells, when they will lie finished
and when they will be in operation, whether
the system is going to be as much of a suc
cess as it was expected to be, and a dozen
other similar queries.
The five wells which were connected with
the pumping works last week yielded an
inadequate supply, and the Water Works
Committee decided to wait until the other
two wells which are now in progress, and
near completion, are finished and ready for
service, before making the change, so as to
give an ample supply' of artesian water
whenever it is turned into the city mains.
The sixth and seventh wells are very nearly'
finished, and it is liojied to have the system
in successful operation early' this 'week.
The work of connecting the mains to the
large pumps will begin to-night, and while
it is in progress the water supply in the city
will he shut off.
The starting of the new system has re
vived the discussion as to the relative merits
of Savannah river water and artesian
water. When the matter was under con
sideration in the City Council a y'ear ago
Alderman S. P. Hamilton, then Chairman
of the Water Works Committee, sent to the
Smithsonian Institute two samples of Sa
vannah l iver water taken from the river
opposite the water works the same day,
one at high tide and the other
at low' tide, and also a sample
of artesian water from the well nearest to
the works. The analyses which were re
ported in the Morning News at the time
were made by Chief Chemist Clark of the
United States Geological Survey. The
analysis of the water taken at high tide
showed the following ports in 1,000,000.
Free, ammonia None
Albumenoid ammonia 2.0
Inorganic solids 45 0
Org&nie solids 22.0
The analysis of the water taken at low
tide showed the following parts in 1.000,-
Free ammonia None
Albumeuoid ammonia 1.0
Inorganic solids 40.0
Organic Solids 15.0
The analysis of the water taken from the
artesian well was as follows:
Free ammonia None
Albumenoid ammonia None
Solids (inorganic! mostly carbonates 174.0
A samplo of the artesian water was also
sent to Dr. C. F. Chandler, of New York,
one of the leading chemists in the country,
who made an analysis of the Savannah
river water a number of years ago. The
result of his analysis is as follows, the num
ber of grains in ii United States gallon of
231 cubic inches being:
Chlorine in chlorides 0.0192
Equivalent to sodium chloride 1.0218
Nitrogen in nitrates 0.0288
Free ammonia None
Albumenoid ammonia 0.0017
Hardness oqniv. to 1 Before boiling 4.0403
carb. of lime. ) After boiling 1.7804
Oxide of iron and alumina 0.0233
Sulphuric acid 0.5100
Equivalent to sulphate of lime 0.8772
Organic and volatile matter 0.5832
Mineral matter 12.8207
Total solids at 110 degs. centigrade 13.4181
Biological analysis: 227 colonies in 1 cubic
The biological analysis, Dr. Chandler
stated, is a matter of no real significance,
but it is made simply because some people
think it means something. In this case the
number of eolonies is small. In a letter ac
companying his report. Dr. Chandler stated
that the analysis was most satisfactory, the
most important items being the nitrates, the
nitrogen in nitrates, the free ammonia, and
the albumenoid ammonia.
BADGES FOR HUCKSTERS.
Green Grocers and Market Men Claim
Protection Against Street Dealers.
At the next meeting of the City Council
Alderman Reid’s ordinance requiring street
hucksters to wear badges will come up for
consideration. The green grocers and market
dealers have urged the Market Committee
to afford them some sort of protection
against the hucksters, whom they claim are
an unlicensed opposition to t heir business.
Alderman Reid is chairman of the com
mittee, and has given the matter
his attention. The ordinance which
lie introduced at the last meet
ing of Council providesfor the furnishing of
free badges to all the market dealers; that
is, those who rent stalls, and to all licensed
green grocers, to l>e worn whenever they
desire to sell on the streets after market
hours. It also provides for the furnishing
of free badges to all fishermen who sell on
the streets, and to gardeners who sell pro
duce of their own raising, ujion satisfactory
evidence that the applicant for the badge is
a fisherman or a guraener.
Hucksters who sell upon the streets will
be required to wear a huckster's badge,
which must be obtained from the Clerk of
Council by the payment of the regular
The ordinance provides that all persons
selling on the streets, from wagons or other
wise, must have * heir badges in a conspicu
ous place, so that they can be plainly seen.
The penalty for a violation of the ordinance
is u fine not to exceed $25 or imprisonment
for not more than ten days, or both
Mr. D. G. Hughes, of Twiggs county, is
at the Screven.
Mr. T. J. Reid, a brother of Alderman
\V. F. Reid, left last night for Birmingham,
Ala. He will become a member of the firm
of Acosta. Reid Douglass of that city.
The firm is composed entirely of Havan
lmhians, and is going to start the manufac
ture of artificial stone under the patent
owned by Mr. Peirce, who is interested in a
factory in this city.
Capt. Mitchell, of the revenue cutter
Hugh McCullough, spent yesterday in Sa
vannah. The McCullough put iii here on
Saturday night and will leave this morning.
Capt. Mitchell has been twenty-three years
in the revenue marine service, and nearly
half of that time he has spent, on Southern
stations. He has tieen in command of the
McCullough for the past year and a half,
having been ordered to Charleston from the
cutter Gallatin at Boston. He is one of the
most experienced and efficient officers in the
service, as he is one of the most popular.
Among the arrivals at the Screven House
yesterday were B. I l ', Hallet, New York;
.1. S. Thomas, D. F. Jack, Brunswick;
tJeorge J. Grime*, Columbus; C. C. Stulb,
iliiladelphin; Mrs. Schwartz, New York;
Thomas J. B. Watts, Baltimore; A. Worms,
New York; M. J. Pass, New Orleans; E. <!.
Anderson, Birmingham, Ala.; K. E. Pate,
At the Marshall House wore John Taylor,
D. C. Himpson, J. M. Buford, M. J. Jack
son, New York; Charles F. Miller, J. 11.
Butler, Philadelphia; Will C. Klntts, E, L.
Gillonl. Charleston, S. C.; Sam P. White,
Pennsylvania; T. H. Johnson, Jr., Allen
dale, H. U; M. M. Millikin,Race Pond;C. B.
Tausend, Louisville, Ky.; Fred Linscott,
Brunswick; Charles Durmeyor, Georgia; S.
M. Mattox, St. Louis.
At the Harnett House wore Samuel P.
White, Pennsylvania; P. J. Fallon. John
Manning, Macon; J. W Hosiner, E. 1).
Campbell, Boston; R. A. Good worth and
wife, Cincinnati; W, G. Richardson, Pen
nyworth; A. G. Baker,Pennsylvania; O. G.
Sercombat, Waukashaw, Wis.; J. E. Pres
eott, Waynesboro; A. E. Christensen, J. M.
Nutting, St. Louis; F. G. Warner, New
York; M. Hanford, if. A. Murruy, Bing
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, MAY 9, 1887.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
Calantlie Todge, Knights of Pythias, will
The Board of Education will hold its May
The Wesley Monumental Church Sunday
school will celebrate its anniversary on May
The Southern Mutual Loan Association
will bold its tenth regular monthly meeting
of series B at Metropolitan Hall to-night.
Yesterday was a quiet day in police
circles. Only three arrests were made. Up
to midnight there were thirteen oases for
court this morning.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Tyler Cotton Press Company will lie
held at the Savannah Cotton Press Associa
tion offices to-day.
Rev. Dr. Bacon, pastor of the Independent
Prrebyterinn church, preached an anniver
sary sermon yesterday morning commemo
rative of the founding of the church sixty
eight years ago.
There were 181 failures in the United
Stab's reported to Brndatreet's last week,
against 158 in the preceding week, and 172,
1(57, 151 and 132 in the corresponding weeks
of 1886, 1885, 1884 and 1883 respectively.
A negro named Moore was arrested at 2
o'clock yesterday morning by Policeman H.
M. Morgan for stealing a door. The officer
saw Moore come out of a partly burned
house at Zuhly and Walnut streets carrying
the door on his back, as Samson did the
gab-s of Gaza. Moore said tiiat he was
asked to get the door by a woman in the
neighhornood, blit she denied it. Moore
will bo before the Mayor this morning.
THE BALL AND BAT.
The Fourth Week of the Southern
League—The Games Scheduled.
Charleston at Savannah.
Mobile at Nashville.
New Orleans at Memphis.
This is the way the fourth week of the
Southern League will open. Three games
of the fifth series remain to lie played.
Charleston won Saturday’s game from Sa
vannah without half trying. The result of
to-day’s game remains to be seep.
The batteries will be Nichols and Dallas
for Savannah and Drouby and Grady for
the visitors. Durmeyer, the home team’s
second baseman who did not arrive from
New Orleans until after Saturday’s game,
will play to-dny. Nichols, although he has
been suffering from a lame arm, is in good
condition now and will prove a strong ac
cession to the team. The field has lieen re
arranged, and with the addition of Nichols
and Durmeyer the club will play to win.
The game will be called at 4 o’clock.
Cincinnati 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0— 6
At St. Louis—
St. Louis 00010004 I—6
Louisville 00 1 2000 1 0— 4
Around the Bases.
“Tricky” Nichols, the old reliable, will
pitch to-day against Charleston.
Pete Wockbecher has been released by
New York and will join the Mobiles.
Memphis is reported to have purchased the
release of Ed KnoufT. The club paid 1200
for Veach’s release.
The Warrens will leave this morning for
Jacksonville where they wifi play the
Dixies for the championship of Georgia and
Florida. They will take the following nine:
Barney Doyle, manager; Horrigan e., and
Captain: Butler p., Murphy lb., Brennan
2b., McCauley 3b., Sullivan s.s., Mahoney
1.f., Forlong c.f., Lovett r.f.
Including Saturday’s games, the Detroits
lead in the race for the League pennant,
with 7 games won and 1 lost. Boston has
won 4 and last 2; New York has won 5 and
lost 2: Pittsburg has won 3 and lost 2; Phil
adelphia has won 3 and lost 4; Indianapolis
has won 2 and lost fi: Chicago has wop I and
lost ft, and Washington has won I apd lost
•">. The American Association record shows
that Baltimore has wop 11 games and last
2; St. Louis 10 and lost 3; Brooklyn 7 and
lost 4; Louisville 7 and lost 6; Athletics 5
and lost 7; “Mets” t and lost 11; Cincinnati
8 and lost 5, and Cleveland 1 and lost 7.
OIL TRUST’S OPPOSITION.
What is Said in Wall Street of the
Southern Oil Company.
The location of a site iu Savannah by the
Southern Cotton Oil Company for one of its
chain of oil mills adds interest to the ru
mors afloat that the company’s affairs are
not in a very roseate
that some of the gentlemen whose subscriii
tions were obtained have drawn out. The
Wall Street News has taken pains to
look into the matter, and it says that it
is scarcely to be wondend at that such is the
case, for there seems to Vie but little hope for
the stockholders in such a concern, when the
American Cotton Oil Trnst, comprising 90
per cent, of the practical mill owners of the
South, controls the raw material as well as
the manufactured product. An opposition
to such a corporation, the News aids can
only prove futile, afid it then goes on to sav
that this is not tho only reason why capital
ists are disinclined to put up funds freely for
the now venture. The gentlemen who organ
ized the Southern Cotton Oil Company have
not gone about it in a way calculated to in
spire the confidence of investors.'- The sales
of stock at 50c. on the dollar are not in them
selves reprehensible. It is usually the cus
tom to let first comers into anew enterprise
at concessions. They have to be given a soft
thing to induce them to go in at all. It does,
however, seem kind of odd for the officials
to be provided with a lot of patents to ab
sorb the first income from the subscriptions,
(for instance, at one of the first meeting* of
the original directors of the Southern Cot
ton Oil Company it was resolved that the
company should then purchase twelve pat
ents for different devices connected with the
manufacture of cotton oil, and of the twelve
six appeal' to lx* controlled by the directors
whose names appear at the hoard meeting
where the purchase was authorized.
\lt was a pretty idea also to ar
range that the Treasurer’s bond
should be for only SIO,OOO, and that his
two brothers, also iu the concern,
should stand as sureties. It was not a bad
idea, either, for these, sofne gentlemen, after
buying enough of their own patents as a
company, which they had previously held
as individuals, to go ahead and provide for
the expenditure of future income from the
subscriptions of outsiders by awarding
themselves $41,000 per annum in salaries
divided as follows:
General Manager 12.000
Assistant Manager and Engineer 10.000
Secretary and Treasurer 4,060
Nor shortly afterward to make another
office at $9,000 per annum; hut the neatest
stroke of diplomacy was In the execution of
the agreement which the stockholder is re
quired to sign, and which leaves the
shares which ho i* to got as com
pletely the property of the trustees as the
money which he pays in for them, for the
term of one year. He cannot tell, except at
price which they name, and through them.
The trustees, however, can market the sub
scriber's stock at their own option. 111 other
words, the stockholder's money and liis
shares* are alike at the disposal ot the trus
tees. The trustees of such a conqmny ought
to prosper, whether the stoekholilors
do or not,! provided they con get
< nough lambs to pay in their
money, and sign snoh agreements. The
president of the Bouthorn Oil Company is
Henry C. Butcher, of whom Phil Armour is
reported to have said recently, when offered
5,000 shares of the stock by him on the
"I will build a fence so high that he can
not climb over, mid so low that *'e cannot
crawl under it.”
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A TALK WITH A SCULPTOR.
How the Modem Btone Cutter is Util
ized by Great Artists.
“Just because old Michael Angelo used to
pick up a chisel and maul, and cut his
figures out of a block of marble, most peo
pie think that the same thing is done by
sculptors of the present day,” remarked a
well-known sculptor the other morning.
“Now I don’t believe we would ever have
any statues or busts if we waited for our
sculptors to cut them out of stone. There is
a great deal of mechanical work in the
creation of a statue or any other piece of art
work. All the stone cutting is done by an
artisan hired at about £4 a day. You see,
therefore, that the public never get a
glimpse of the artist’s handwork. All
statues are made by common stone cutters
from models which, of course, are wholly
created by the artist. This cutting of mar
ble for artists is not even so difficult as the
decorations—the leaves, borders and crosses
—cut upon tombstones.
In making the statue of to-day, the sculp
tor first makes a rude wooden skeleton for
his figure, or he buys one at an art dealer’s
establishment. He has to use this skeleton
to support the figure, because the clay in
which it is first modelled is not capable of
sustaining its own weight. Upon this skele
ton the figure is built by the sculptor. When
completed the elav figure is first thoroughly
dampened and oiled. Then the sculptor,
who this early in the work calls in mechan
ical aid, proceeds to take a mold of the figure
in plaster of pans. If the statue is not in
tended for duplication, the mold is taken
in two parts; but if the artist wants to
put copies on the market he makes
the mold in small sections, which can
be removed without injuring the model. If
a two-part mold is taken it is thoroughly
colored with ochre inside, and then the in
terior is carefully soaped. The two parts
are set up on end and filled with liquid
plaster of parts. When this hardens, the
workman attacks the molds with chisel and
hammer and cuts them away until he
reaches the statue inside. The ochre color
ing on the inside of the mold tells when the
chisel is nearing the concealed statue, and
care is taken to avoid injuring the cast.
The soap prevents the liquid plaster of paris
from assimilating with tlio mold, and finally
the latter is all chipped off as neatly as one
takes the shell from an egg.
This completes the plaster of paris statue.
If the artist now wishes to have it per
petuated in marble he dismisses the work
men who made the cast and calls in the
marble cutter. This last mechanic has a
talisman which makes him master of the
hardest marble and the most delicate eurv
ings of the artist’s model. It is called a
“pointer,” and is a delicate and accurate in
strument for measuring concave and convex
surfaces, lines, curve* and distances. With
this |as a guide the mechanic places his
marble on a bench beside the plaster of paris
model and proceeds to put the artist’s ideas
into an endurable and marketable form.
The mode) is reproduced with an exact
ness of detail that even its creator could not
hope to equal without the aid of the “point
er.” Some sculptors, after the artisan has
finished, take the chisel and put' on a few
strokes to bring out the details of the skin
“So you see,” concluded the sculptor after
narrating the above details, “thesculptor of
the present day seldom uses the chisel. I
know one sculptor who used to be a marble
cutter, and he told me that his mechanical
knowledge was valueless from an artistic
Mrs. Shoddy’s Pictures.
Boston Letter to the Providence Journal.
A Mrs. Shoddy, of Boston, for even in
Boston specimens of this class exist, was
discoursing the other evening upon the saJo
of the Stewart pictures in New York.
“I thought of going on,” she said, “to buy
some of the paintings, but I really have
more pictures than I know what t< > do with.
Of course there were fine things in the Stew
art sale, but my own painting), I may say,
are really metrioious —at least I thought
them as such—and so I concluded not to
compete with New York collectors.”
Thudear old dovvager would bo astonished
if she knew how true her remark was, little
as she understood the true significance of
her epithet. A good story is told of the way
in which she bought some of her “nietn
cious” pictures. Several years ago she wont
abroad, and took with her a specimen of the
paper of her drawing room, in order that
she might buy pictures to harmonize—or as
she said to match. An American artist in
Paris wrote home an account of her visit to
the studio of a French artist of distinction.
The lady arrived one morning by appoint
ment, "armed with her specimen of wall
paper, and stated that the architect of her
house hail told her to purchase a picture of
a given size for a certain s[>aoe in her draw
ing room. Th* artist had no picture of
these dimensions, but he was clever enough
to understand the sort of woman he was
dealing with and unscrupulous enough to
take advantage of her.
“This canvas,” he said, showing her a
painting he wished to sell, “isn’t the same
measure you want, because we have the
metric system in France, and of course that
is different; but it is tiiat measure trans
lated into our system. It is the nearest
tiling you can get in this country.”
The picture was half us large again as she
had asked for, but she received this explana
tion in perfect good faith, and proceeded to
investigate the harmony of pajier and pic
ture. The obliging painter arranged the
wall paper behind the canvas, walked away
from the easel and clapped his hands in ad
“Ah, niadmue,”he said, with a dramatic
sigh, “you Americans are such a nation! I
have searched Paris for a proper liack
ground for this picture and have not been
able to find it: and here you bring me pre
cisely the color of which I have dreamed.
If I had that paper I would not sell you the
picture at all, but now you must have it if I
give it to you.”
And he did give it to her—in exchange for
At another studio she was less successful.
She had been told whose pictures she ought
to buy, and applied boldly to the leading
painters of Paris. The second artist whom
she saw, however, treated Her with what
she feelingly describes ns outrageous brutal
ity. When she produced her s[K'eimen* of
wall pa|>or the old man brusquely inter
rapted her setting forth of her wishes.
“It is of no use, madanie,” lie suid with a
great affectation of regret and earnestness.
“I never sell a picture on so slight grounds
as mere lianiiony with the paper-hanging.
Ho much de|iends upon the light that I never
risk my reputation without examining the
room in which the painting is to hang. Did
you bring your house with youf If you
didn't I fear it is impossible for us to come
to an arrangement.’’
Ho Wouldn’t Spoil tho Dinner.
Frvnvthr Detroit Free Press.
An old war veteran, who lmd lxen through
half n dozen campaigns and was not very
particular about what he ate, was invited
out to u swell dinner party. He sat almost
directly opposstc the hostess, and was pain
fully conscious that every move he trade
could Ik* observed by her." Suddenly, at the
height of the festivities, the veteran came
across a caterpillar in his salad. A furtive
glance at the hostess disclosed the fact that
she too had discovered the embarrassing cir
cumstance. It was a critical moment, but
the old soldier was equal to the occasion.
Without changing a muscle he gathered up
the caterpillar with n forkful of the salad
anA swallowed both. The look of gratitude
which he received from his hostess a few
minutes later warmed the very cockles of
his heart. In due time the story leaked out,
and when somebody asked the old cam
paigner how he likod caterpillar salad, the
reply came like a hot shot: “Do you -take
me tor a man who would spoil a dinner
party for a little thing like a caterpillar I"
KORBFORD’S ACID PHOSPHATE
Dr. A. Thau, Philadelphia, says: “It pro
motes digestion and Improves general nutri-
JACK, THE NONDESCRIPT.
Something About a Remarkably Intel*
From the Few York Times.
Jack, the nondescript, one that has sorely
puzzled the greatest ornithologists of Amer
ica, and for which the sum of #I,OOO has
frequently been offered and refused, died on
Thursday at the residence of its owner,
Capt. Frederic Perkins, General Agent of
the Knickerbocker Steamboat Company, 350
Seventh street, Brooklyn. Ha was a re
markable linguist, ana, although of Ori
ental nativity, spoke English with great
fluency. A Christian Chinaman, one of
thousands of people that visited the bird,
said that he was of a genus rare in the
Celestial Empire, but that specimens had
been infrequently seen within ten
miles of Canton, and he at
tributed to it many of the char
acteristics of the American starling.
Ilis breast and back was of a beautiful drab
or dove color, the wings and tail of rich vel
vety black tipped with white, the head sur
mounted with a tuft of black liair-like
feathers; legs and bill yellow; long, sharp
talons, like those of a hawk, and a small,
vicious gray eve of peculiar shape. He was
the size of a kingfisher. Many fancied that
he was a Pagoda mynah (Temenuchus
pagoda rum ) but the best authorities repudi
ated the suggestion. Capt. Perkins received
the following from Prof. J. E. Holden, of
the Central Park zoological collection, after
forwarding a minute description of the bird
and asking for its tribe:
"Dear Sir —I have looked over several
works that we have and find nothing con
cerning the creature. Wood’s Natural His
tory of Birds I thought would contain the
most particular account, but find that it
only repeats what we all know about
mynahs. It says that the mynah is thought
to be equally intelligent with the gray par
rot, that is equally able to talk with any
other bird. I don't know of a work to rec
ommend to you. General works on birds
are not common. I wish that I could direct
you further, but I doubt any one’s ability
to find a book with a reference to the sub
ject matter of your inquiry.”
Chinamen believe that because of the
startling intelligence and apparent conver
sational (not merely verbal) powers of the
bird that it was possessed of evil spirits.
His knowledge of Chinese was unbounded.
Among his mimetic powers were accurate
imitations of coughing, sneezing, crying,
laughing, sharpening of knife, drawing
nails, grating nutmegs, sawing wood, tiling
a saw, barking of a dog, and other sounds,
given with wonderful precision. It actually
conversed with Capt. Perkins, and ap
parently was made aware of the apv
proach of his master by instinct. So soon
as the Capitain came near his home
the bird would screech a welcome of “Hello,
cap, dinner is all readyor, "This way for
Roekaway, CapHe whistled an air like a
human being, and the house dog would re
spond to his call. He understood everything
that was said to him. The Captain, in
pleasant weather, would take Jack into the
street perched upion his shoulder, but his
affection for his master was so strong and so
wonderfully manifested that the latter had
no fear of his elopement. “Ah!” said the
Captain to the writer, “I almost feel as if I
had lost a child. Talk about his value —no
one could name his price to me.”
SHE PRAYED TO THE MOON.
At the Same Time a Fortune Teller
Preyed on Simple Mrs. Daly.
From the Few York titar.
A [ strange, good-looking woman walked
into the candy store of Mrs. Mary Daly at
Union Hill, and told Mrs. Daly that she had
a “spell over her” and that she must have it
removed. The stranger said she was a for
“Go up-stairs,” she said, “and take from
your bureau drawer two lace shawls, a
pocket book, a watch and a gold ring, bring
them down and I will pray over them. You
have a brother in California who has be
come very rich and is looking for you.”
Mrs. Daly was frightened and went up
stairs to procure the articles mentioned. The
stranger accompanied her. When the things
were brought down she put the shawls on
her shoulder and the other articles in her
pocket and walked toward the door, saying
she was going to pray to the moon.
When she got outside she took to her
heels and ran away. She has not yet been
Five hundred hands will begin work to
day on the Georgia Southern and Florida
road near Togni, Houston county.
At the r<-cent annual meeting of the Nor
folk and Western railroad, the stockholdei-s
endorsed the extension policy and re-elected
the old directors.
Quick, complete cure, all annoying kid
ney, bladder and urinary diseases. sl. At
“Rough on Bile" Pills.
Small granules, small dose, big results,
pleasant in operation, don’t disturb the
stomach. 10c. and 86c.
“Rough on Dirt.”
Ask for “Rough on Dirt.” A perfect
washing powder found at last! A harmless
extra fine A1 article, pure and clean, sweet
ens, freshens, bleaches and whitens without
slightest injury to finest fabric. Unequaled
for fine linens and laces, general household,
kitchen and laundry use. Softens water,
saves labor and soap. Added to starch (ire
vents yellowing. 5c., 10c., 85c. at grocers.
Mason & Hamlin Pianos.
Mason & Hamlin bid fair to become as
famous for their pianos as they
have long been for their world
world-renowned organs. The distinguish
ing feature about the Mason & Hamlin
Piano is on important improvement in
the method of holding the strings. They are
secured by metallic fastenings, instead of by
the frictidri of pins set in wood, as has been
the case, and the advantages resulting are
highly important. Wonderful beauty and
musical quality of tone; far less liability of
getting out of tune; greater reliability in
trying climates; and greater solidity of con
struction and durability are secured.
At Estill’s News Depot.
Savannah Daily Mo uni no News,
Reach’s Rase Ball Guide for 1887, Sporting
Life, American Field, Harper’s Bazar,
Sporting News, Sporting Times, Peck’s Sun,
Family Story Paper, Fireside Companion,
Saturday Night, New York Ledger, New
York Weekly, Banner-Weekly, Arkansaw
Traveler, Merchant Traveler, Philadel
phia Call, Boston Herald, Boston Globe,
Philadelphia Times. Evening Star, Phil
delphia Press, Baltimore Sun, Bal
timore American, New York Herald,
World, Times, Star, Sun, Tribune, Graphic,
Florida Tlmes-Union, Nashville Union,
Jacksonville Morning News, New Orleans
Tlmes-Democrat, New Orleans Picayune,
Macon Telegraph, Augusta Chronicle, Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette, Charleston
News and Courier, Atlanta Constitution.
The nobbiest line of Gents' Trousers in the
city at Appel & Sclmul’s, One Price
Don’t fail to witness the counting of the
jar of collar buttons at Appel & Schaul’s,
the One Price Clothiors.
Appel & Sehaul have a White Pleated
Shirt at ? 1 15 as good as bought elsewhere
for #1 50.
50e. will buy you a fancy colored shirt
with extra collars and cuds, at Appel &
Schaul’s, One Price Clothiers.
IxMik out for tlm grand salo of Children’s
and Boys’ Clothing shortly to be announced
’ ’ ii ’.On ‘. .!■ Cl t:,'
' Special indications for Georgia:
Fair weather; light variable winds;
nearly stationary temperature.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Slay 8,1887, and the inean of same day for
Mean Temperature De l^' ,ra
— M biiice
for 15 years, May 8,18 ST. ‘ Jan. 1,1887.
73.0 ! 73.4 -I- 0 4 211 0
Comparative rainfall statement: _
Mean Daily Amount j D ™£ ire
16 Years. .May 8.1881. j xm . _ j Jau , IS B7.
d)9B I JO j .002 I— 5.541
Maximum temperature 80.7, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1 :SS o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 7.2 feet—a rise of o.,>toot during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing tip. m., May 8, 1887, 7oth Meridian
Districts. ] Average.
V . M _ ' st Max.l Min. Rain-
Name. j SMi- Temp Temp fall.
1.- Wilmington 8 82 63 I .26
2. Charleston 8 88 02 [ .07
8. Augusta 11 87 61 I .06
4. Savannah 12 98 63 04
5. Atlanta 9 85 60 01
6. Montgomery 7 90 62
7. Mobile 7 91 60
8. New Orleans 7 90 00
9. Galveston 86 06 .62
10. Vicksburg 4 89 55
11. Little Rock 4 86 60
12. Memphis 18 88 59 .02
Averages 87.9 60.9 .04
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, May 8, 9:86 p. m., city time.
Velocity. ? i
Norfolk 66 8 . JMiFair.
Charlotte 68 NW 6] .. . Fair.
Wilmington 72SAV 7 ,03;Tbreatening
Charleston 72|SW 9j—Fair.
Augusta . 74NW .. j Cloudy.
Savannah 72! S 7!— Fair.
Jacksonville 741 S 14].... Clear.
Key West 76] E 6 1.25 Cloudy.
Atlanta 74! N 7| Clear.
Pensacola 76] W 6, Clear.
Mobile 74 SW .. Fair.
Montgomery 80| ! Clear.
New Orleans 74i S 6] Clear.
Galveston 76 8 E 12 ... Cloudy.
Corpus Christi 76:8 ElB ... Clear.
Palestine 74jS El 9j.... Cloudy.
Brownesville 76iS E| 7l Cloudy.
RioGrande 70|S E|lo] Clear.
G. N. Salisbury, Signal Corps, U. 8. Army.
Delicate Children, Nursing
Mothers, Overworked Men, and for all dis
eases where the tissues are wasting away
from the inability to digest ordinary food,
or from overwork of the brain or body, nil
such should take Scott’s Emulsion of Pure
Cod Liver Oil with Hypophosphites. “I
used the Emulsion on a lady who was deli
cate and threatened with Bronchitis. It put
her in such good health and flesh that I must
say it is the best Emulsion I ever used.”—
L. P. Waddell, M. D., Hughs’ Mills, S. C.
‘‘ODDS AND ENDS” SALE.
Rare Bargains Which the Early Shop
per Will Find at Crockery House of
James S. Silva & Son.
Preparatory to taking stock we intend to
make a clean sweep of odd patterns, rem
nants and all otherwise irregular goods in
our line. To this end we offer from this day
these goods at prices below cost. The lots
As we cannot duplicate the prices, this
offers a rare opportunity for housekeepens to
pick up just what they need at a nominal
cost. It will pay to come and see what we
have to offer. James 8. Silva & Son, 140
From aud after this date you can get the fol
lowing articles wlith annexed purchases on
terms stipulated further on:
1. Wittaeueh fash finable Gent's Suit, one block
of lots in the new extension.
2. With each stylish Boys’ Suit, any corner lot
and improvements on the market.
3. With each Mackinaw Straw Hat, the capi
tal prize in the Louisiana State Lottery.
4. With each purchase of fine Summer Under
wear. in suits or separate garments, the entire
stock of the Georgia Central Railroad.
5. With every purchase of Neckwear from
our unrivaled display of Summer Styles, a round
trip ticket to Canada.
6. Every stout gentleman v ho wants a perfect
fit in a Business or Dress Suit can get, it of us,
and with it the Richmond and West Point Ter
7. With each half -dozen pairs of Gents' fine
Hose or Half Hose, the suspension of any four
clauses of the Interstate Commerce Bill.
8. All purchases made of ns, and we guaran
tee our prices the lowest, will derive proportion
To get the prizes, add the individual coat to
our prices on whatever you buy. and there you
are. 161 Congress street, B. H. Levy & Bro.
Messrs. M. F. Molina and Simon Gazan.
The two above well-known citizens have
kindly promised to manage the counting of
the jar of collar buttons on exhibition in
one of our windows, which will take place
in our store on Monday, the 9th, at 7:30
o’clock p. m. The register will be closed on
Saturday, the 7th. All those desiring to
register can do so before that time, but no
one will be allowed to guess on Monday.
,All interested are cordially invited to call
and witness the counting. Appel & Schaul,
One Price Clothiers.
Straw Hats Given Away
To every purchaser of a suit of our clothing.
To our #2 50 Knee Suit a nice straw hat is
given free which sells for 50c. To our finer
grade of Boys’ Suits a white Mackinaw is
given free which sells for 75c. and #l. To
our #5 00 Men’s Suits, a white or mixed Hut
is given free; to our finer grades Men’s Suits
every purchaser will receive a straw hat
free of cost, corresponding to grade of suit
purchased. With our finest Suit a fine #3
Mackinaw Hat or light color Derby is given.
The low prices on our own manufactured
clothing remain unchanged.
The above offer we make to induce a more
rapid sale of our Spring and Summer Cloth
ing. The “Famous" is always on the look
out to give their customers a benefit. These
hats are not a cheap lot bought for the pur
pose, but our regular assortment, purchased
before any thought of their being given
Come and get a Straw Hat free of cost of
the Famous New York Clothing House, 140
A fine assortment of Gentlemen’s Under
wear, Hosiery, Neckwear and Dress Shirts
always on hand at reasonable prices.
Call and examine those #7 50, #9 80, $9 90
and #lO 00 Suits at Appel & Schaul’s—per
fect fit guaranteed.
Concerning a popular hotel in Savannah,
Ga., the Florida Times-Unlon says: “We
note from the hotel arrivals as published in
the Savannah papers, that the Harnett
House still leads all the other hotels in the
city. In fact they have as many ns the
others combined. There is a good install
ment of Floridians alwuys registered there.”
Ditl you see those $1 IK), #2 25 and #2 50
Spring Stiff Hats in light colors at Appel &
This Powder never varies. A marvel of p,,*, I
Strength and Wholesomeness. More ecnSl
cal than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be 21
in competition with the multitude of low
short weight alum or phosphate powders Sll
only ih cans. Royal Bakins Powder a,' TSI
Wall street, New York. o ' 10 *|
LUDDEN Tfc KATES 8. M
Are often confounded in the minds of those
who for various reasons fail to
the true and the beautiful, with the cheap
wood cuts and chromos which are offers]
through the country by traveling aiJ
tioneers ns Paintings or Indotints.
To those who for various reasons cans*
appreciate the true and beautiful, we sav
seize the golden opportunity and cover yoar I
walls with auction goods. But to tio
who desire or can use Works of Art, we g
present offer unusual bargains and great at
tractions, as our
Annual Clearance Salt
Is now taking place, and present stock will
be sold without reserve. Conte and see us,
Our store is large, cool and comfortable,
and we shall take pleasure in showing you
our stock, whether you desire to purclias,
HATS! HATS! HAT!
LaFar’s lew Store,
29 BULL STREET.
Men’s Hats, Youths’ Hats, Boys’ Hat
Mackinaw Hats at 50c.
DUNLAP’S FINE HATS, black and peail
color. Naseimento’s Flexible, Comforts
ble Hats. Conductors’ Caps, Military Caps.
Fine Dress Shirts, plain or pleated bosoms.
Men's Summer Undershirts and Drawers at
Fine Half Hose, 25c. Fine Linen Handker
chiefs, #3 per dozen.
Scarfs, beautiful patterns, 50c to $1 per dozen.
Lawn Ties, in white land fancy patterns, 200
Suspenders, Valises, Collars and Cuffs in
Elegant Yachting Shirts. Yachting and Ten
Silk and Gloria Cloth Umbrellas. Fine.
Men’s Garters, Patent Buttons, Studs and
Sleeve Holders. Anything, from a nice Nigns
Shirt to a full Suit or Clothes to order, at
LaFar’s New Store,
29 BULL STREET,
FORES! CM BUI
Prepared Stock Food foi
Horses, Mules, Milch Cows
and Oxen. Made out of pur o
grain. Guaranteed Sweet and
COAL AND WOOD- - -
Office No. 6 Drayton street. Telephone No.
Wharves Price and Habersham streets^,.
Pit INTER AND BOOKBIN®L,
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
the old and reliable
PRINTER and BINDER,
The reputation acquired
more tlian lintf a century *
the bunluemi, and thlrty-a*'*
years In coniluctlttS **■