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SATUEDAY. MAT 14* 1887*
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS,
Special Notices— Solitaire Diamond rein*
Lost; D. P. Myerson to His Patrons; Coats,
Mackinaw Hats, W. A. Jaudou. Agent.
Hotel— Washington Hotel, Philadelphia.
Assignee's Sale—S. Elsinger, Assignee Max
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; Personal;
Proposals— For Subsistence, etc., for Sapelo
Quarantine; For Building for Union Society.
Steamship Schedule— Oceam Steamship Cos.
Auction Sales— Trade Sale of Crockery, etc.,
by C. H. Dorsett; Last Day of the Picture Sale,
by J. McLaughlin & Son.
Summer Excursions—Per Charleston and Sa
Change op Schedule—Savannah, Florida and
Queen Victoria’s fear of the Georgia mili
tia seems to be as great as that of the Hon.
During the month of April 12,000 emi
grants left Deland. English coercion is
About to depopulate the Emerald Isle.
Gov. Gordon seems inclined to smash the
“court house rings.” If he succeeds it wi 11
■no longer do to say that the age of miracles
Editor O’Brien not only has his own
"‘lrish” up, but he seems to have all the Irish
of Canada up. Lord Lansdowne would do
well to resign and go home.
At the Macon drill the “legislative or
phans’’ were badly defeated by the college
"boys. The boys ought to have had more
Jjfercy upon their bereaved elders.
|BBenator Hiseock, of New York, announces
Kt his mission is to preach “peace and
Xmoni” to the Republicans. He might
■ well attempt to change the skin of the
from black to white.
years ago there was no gas in
Now there is so much, of the
variety, that visitors to the city
see the houses on account of the
lasting talking that goes on.
Leo]Mild, of Germany, has gone
He rushed through the United States
pj| tour weeks, and, of course, is prepared to
a book that will give the Germans u
Het idea of the country and the people.
New York it is the fashion for mil-
to marry the daughters of mil-
The result is an anti-jxiverty
which Dr. McGlynn, Henry George
their associates can never hop© to rival.
ihe Anniston Hot Blast editorially con
sulates President and Mrs. Cleveland
u the birth of a son and heir, and sug
s “Alabama” as a name for tho little
Unfortunately, the Hot Blast is ahead
uring the year ending last month 35,000
persons ascended to the top of the Washing
ton monument. Of course as they fixed
their eyes upon the White House far below
they all rejoiced tb.it the country was under
Senator tfoerhees, of Indiana, declares
that his State is sofid for Cleveland for a
second term. He also declares that the Re
publicans have no chance to carry any
Southern State. Senator Voorhees is one
of the wise men of the day.
After all, Walter Ridgley, tho Texarkana,
Ark., hero, turns out to be a myth. The
Chicago Tribune acknowledges that there is
no such man, and that tho story of the kill
ing of the seven Murphy’s was manu
factured by a drummer named Weeks.
Col. Charles H. Taylor, of the Boston
Olobe, has accomplished a great feat. At a
banquet in his honor, the other night, he
brought together a nuinlwr of prominent
journalists, including some from New York,
and so arranged matters that uo fights oc
curred. _ _
Ex-Speaker J. Warren Keifer, who resur
rected himself in order to deliver an address
at the unveiling of the Garfield statue in
Washington the other day, declares tliut
President Cleveland ts ‘unpopular with
Democrats.” Tho ex-Speaker’s brief ab
ttnee from his grave seems to have dazed
It is now stated that Mr. Joseph Pulitzer,
of tho New York World, is soon to begin
the publication of daily editions of his paper
in New Orleans, Galveston and Atlanta.
MMerhape lie means to get, even with Messrs.
SBnrkc, Belo and Grady, who, it is rumored,
■re going to establish a daily paper in New
P *Th- announcement is made that the
daughter of tho Marquis of Sotomayor, who
is to wed Honor Canovas del Castillo, is a
gflßeitltby heiress, and has for the past
Hghteen years been the liolio of the Madrid
ntdiins. She Is 37 years of age. It would be
||K&era>ting to kuow at what age a Madrid
jjjLjpeiJo becomes an old maid.
■A little Maine Republican sheet., which a
jf.,3few York paper dignifies as “exchnngo,”
Hhclares that the Morning News ia Prosi-
HKut Clevelands “personal organ.” The
■ornino Nkivs is tho people's organ, and
gbr.t; is the renxou why it favors President
for aseoond term. The Mar.ni.no
|Teivs knows what the people want.
Hn u North Georgia county, not long ago,
a candidate .'or admission to the bar was
ia a minor?” Aftir a mo-
HVtho twig of tho law uu
invtpjjiLiJWrK oik o' them teller:, what
Ii, : I
m'-rnmmr'-’ i - - ( •
m iigfiPM for ivfioettou to tie Genre r.
The statement has been published recent
ly in more than one Georgia paper that the
farmers of this and some of the other South
ern States are gradually becoming poorer,
and that if they were suddenly required to
pay their debts the great majority of them
would be found to bo. insolvent. This doubt
less is an exaggerate 1 statement. It may
be that, as a rule. Southern farmers are not
very prosperous, but their condition is not
as bad as some of them seem to think it i ...
They have suffered to some extent, within
the last few years, from poor crops and low
prices, but they are not on the verge of
bankruptcy. A prosperous year would bo
sufficient to put the most of them on their
feet again, and while that is the case there
is no occasion for despairing.
Fanners ought to know their own busi
ness tletter than those not engaged in fann
ing, but it does seem as if they make a
grave mistake in paying so little attention
to the advice that is given them with re
spect to their devotion to cotton. They re
fuse to give up the idea that in cotton alone
there is profit. Year after year they plant
little else than cotton, simply because it
al ways commands cash. They do not stop
to consider whether it costs them more to
raise it than they get for it. If they were
to keep a strict account of all the expenses
of producing a crop of cotton they would
be surprised how little, if any, the profit on
it is. ?If they could be induced to plant
half the number of acres of cotton they do,
and to cultivate food crops sufficient to
supply their wants they would find their
pocketbooks in a much better condition at
the end of the year than they do now.\
To sell cotton at a low price and buy
bacon, com and hay at high prices will
make any farm— j-oor in time. The sup
plies for the plantat.on must, be bought and
paid for whether the cotton crop is good or
bad, and if the cotton doesn't furnish the
money for the sunr lies a mortgage is re
sorted to to get It.
A farmer whose farm is burdened with a
mortgage 'is generally in a bad way.
Neither rain nor droughts affect the interest
on a mortgage. That increases right along,
night and day, week in and week out, and
before the farmer knows it his farm is in
the hands of the Sheriff.
Southern fanners are not careful enough
about small things. They don’t look closely
after the butter, eggs, poultry, etc) In
sterile Vermont, New Hampshire and other
New England States, these things are
the source of great profit. Indeed, without
them many of the farmers in those States
would not be able to make a living at all.
In the South, particularly on farms which
are given up almost wholly to cotton,
scarcely any attention is paid to but
ter or poultry, and less to fruit nnd vege
tables. All of these things are looked upon
as too trifling to be bothered with. South
ern farmers will never be convinced of their
mistake, however, until necessity forces
them to make a change in their method of
How many Southern farmers are there
who carefully collect all the materials about
their farms that are fitted for manuring
purposes* The number doubtless is small,
and yet there are very few of them
who do not purchase expensive commercial
fertilizers every year. They might collect
fertilizing materials on their farms which
would do their land as much good as the
fertilizers they buy. Let Southern farmers
look more closely after the little things that
are worthy of attention on their farms and
they will very soon notice an improvement
in their affairs.
High License in Pennsylvania.
Tho high license bill which has been pend
ing Iteforo the Pennsylvania Legislature for
several weeks has finally passed both
branches of that ltody, and now only awaits
the Governor’s signature to become a law.J
It is not probable that the Governor will
veto it, and thus follow the example of Gov.
Hill, of New York, who cheeked the high
license movement in that State by bis veto
of the Crosby bill.
Tho Pennsylvania bill appears to lie gen
erally satisfactory throughout that Stnte.
It is bitterly opposed, of course, by the
keepers of the lowest class of dram shops
because it will force a great many of them
to close their places of business. Those places
can be spared, however, and there are feiv
who will regret their disappearance.
The law is a graded one. For the large
cities the license is .$.lOO, and for cities of
the second and third classes $4OO. In tho
country’ districts it ranges from $lOO to $2OO.
It is not, of course very high anywhere,
but it is high enough for an experiment. If
it is found to work well it may l>c increased
as the temperance sentiment grows
High license, although condemned by
Prohibitionists, produces good results
wherever tried. It lessons the evils which
How from the sale of intoxicating liquors,
and, in that way, gradually educates the
people to favor temperance.) Tho Prohibi
tionists make the mistake of thinking that
oil that is neeassary to stop whisky dritik
is to enact a law against its sale. That pro
hibitory laws are of little account, unless
supported by a strong public sentiment, ex
perience proves, Such laws aro effective in
country districts, because public sentiment
upholds them, but in the large cities their
only effect is to prevent the open sale of in
toxicating liquors. There is as much, and
probably more, drunkenness where whisky
is sold freely in a surreptitious way than
when sold openly. ( The first thing to do in
order to advance the cause of temperance is
to educate public sentiment in favor of it.
Higli license hel]>s to do that. When public
sentiment is ripe for them prohibitory laws
can be effectively enforced.
Not long ago Opie P. Read, one of the
genuine humorists of the country, removed
his paper, the Arkansaw Trawler, to Chi
cago. Immediately before the first number
appeared from tho new quarters ho sent to
each of tho editors of Chicago papers a
copy of the following note: "When you
receive the first issne of the Traveler dated
at Chicago please do not condemn tho sad
Jack of entertainment. I liavo just received
a dispatch telling me that my little girl—
the little girl I worshiped—is dead. Your
friend, OpioP. Read.” The thousands whom
the humorist has caused to laugh will now
sympathize with him in his bereavement.
Senator Vest called on the President tho
other day, and the question of tho latter’s
accepting tho nomination for a socond term
was gixxl humoredly discussed. It was de
cided that tho Senator's announcement that
tho President would refuse to bo the Demo
cratic candidate next year had resulted ir.
no serious harm. The fact is, the announce
ment resulted hi no harm, serious oroUiur
wise. It simply caused the
eato their desire that tho Prcsleal shnifeho
inain in the White House r<>u | kwr r
. a. tor big present :rc.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1887.
Two Florida Railroads.
There mo excellent reasons for thinking
that the projected railroads from Tallahas
see and Monticello, Fla., to a point on the
Savannah, Florida and Western railway
will bo built, and tliat work on them will
soon be begun. It is probably, of course,
that the joint at wiiich they will connect
with the latter railway is Thomasville.
That thriving little city has advantages
which those Interested in the projected roads
cannot very well overlook.)
The Morning News has already seated
that the conditions under which these roads
arc to bo built are that Tallahassee and Mon
tlceilo are to secure tho right of way and
grade the roads to the Georgia State line,
and that the Savannah, Florida and Western
is to complete the grading of them to the point
of intersection with its system and to iron
them and furnish the rolling stock. Tho Sa
vannah, Florida and Western is ready, of
course, to carry out its part of the agree
ment whenever it is authoritatively an
nounced that the two towns in question are
prepares! to do their part. It is asserted by
those who are in a position to know that
they will soon bo prejmred.
Tallahassee has about 640,000 assurod and
Monticello alout $20,000, and it is said that
the remainder is in sight. Efforts are being
made to get the subscriptions into such
shajie as will permit the completion of the
roads during the present year. It seems
that it is not yet definitely determined
whether the two roads will be entirely sepa
rate, or whether they will meet at some
jjoint before reaching the Savannah, Flori
da and Western and connect with that road
over a single line. There are several things
which will contribute to the settlement of
this question. However, it is not a matter
of much importance to Talla
hassee and Monticello whether
the two roads are sejierate throughout their
entire length or whether they reach their
objective point in Georgia over a single
track. The thing they are after is a con
nection with the Savannah, Florida and
Tho two roads will run through some of
the best lands of Florida. These lands being
off the line of travel have been somewhat
neglected. Thase roads, however, will not
only make them very desirable, but will
greatly increase the commercial importance
of two of Florida's most attractive towns.
Leon, Madison, Jefferson and other coun
ties adjacent to those mentioned are re
garded with great favor by all who have a
thorough knowledge of Florida , and when
the two roads in question are completed all
of the best piarts of them will be quickly oc
cupied by a thrifty class of people. All that
has retarded their prosperity is a lack of
facilities for reaching good markets. When
these facilities are provided their natural
advantages will (Daw capital and immi
grants to them, and they will soon bo ranked
among the most prosperous counties in the
The Question of Rov/ards.
In reverting once more to the policy of
offering rewards for the apprehension of
criminals as carried out in Georgia, the
Morning News desires to call attention to
two recent phases of it. The first is that
the Governor has thought proper to revoke
all offers of rewards made prior to Jan. 1,
1887, and the second is that the. grand jury
of Bibb cdunty has indicted a deputy sheriff
and a lieutenant of police for accepting part
of a reward offered for the arrest of one of
the alleged lynchers of James Moore, of
Macon, who was hung last August.
When tho Governor withdrew the re
wards offered prior to last January he acted
wisely, because there is no doubt that some
of them were offered under a misrepresen
tation of facts. Besides, a year is long
enough for a reward to remain unclaimed,
and some of those which the Governor can
celled hail stood so long that they were al
In the case of the indictments found by
the grand jury of Bibb county the two offi
cers concerned explain that they followed a
precedent in accepting a part of the reward.
“Trial by newspaper” may be objectionable
—to the guilty—but in the case under con
sideration there is at least one good reason
why tho newspaper verdict, which declared
that tho indicted officers' had neglected
a jilain duty, should have been
rendered. Under the constitution
of Georgia grand juries must be
composed of the most intelligent citizens,
and the fact tliat a grand jury so consti
tuted found tho indictments in question is
prima facie evidence tliat tho conduct of the
officers was at least suspicious.
The Morning News suggested some time
ago that the whole question of rewards
should be thoroughly investigated. It was
not meant that the investigation should be
conducted by the Governor alone, but that
the grand juries in every county in the
State should follow the examplo of that of
Bibb county. The press of the State would
render valuable service to tho people by
uniting in urging tho legal authorities to
take promjit action in this matter.
The other day Mr. Prank Jones, of New
Hampshire, visited New York. In regard to
President Cleveland’s proposed visit to the
Granite State Mr. Jones said to a reporter:
“Now, let me tell you that there are three
prominent and wealthy Democrats in New
Hampshire by the name of Frank Jones.
One lives in Concord, another in Farming
ton, while the other Frank Jones, who is a
splendid fellow and a thoroughbred Jack
sonian, resides in Portsmouth. It is the
Portsmouth Jones who would be tickled to
death to have the President visit him.”
When the report/'r asked, “Which of the
Joneses are you?” the reply was: “Oh, lam
the Portsmouth Jones.” Since the other
two Joneses are good Democrats they must
be splendid fellows, too.
Gen. Buckner, the Demoerntio nominee
for Governor of Kentucky, and Col. Brad
ley, the Republican nominee for the same
olHce, aro on very friendly terms. The
former attended the convention which nom
inated tho latter, and the latter accepted an
invitation to call on “Betty and tho baby.”
When Gen. Buckner is elected he will doubt
loss invite Col. Bradley to witness tho in
Justice Woods, of tho Supremo Court,
who is thought to be- dying at his residence
in Washington, is credited to Georgia. At
torney General Garland and John Randolph
Tucker, of Virginia, ore each spoken of os
his probable successor. Bltico Justice Woods
is an Ohio mun, why shouldn't a native
Georgian be appointed ns his Micronor?
The day of Mr. Bluine’s departure for Eu
rope has been definitely fixed. He will sail
on June 8 ou the North German Lloyd
"ill > that his Prosi
,ul >K I
An Estimates of Dr. McCHynn.
From the TUiltimore American (Hep.)
1 M'KJlynn possesses the faculty of uttering
high-sounding phrases. but unless they are
mole flruily grounded in reason lie cannot ex
poet to win many converts to his doctrines.
Charge it to the I. C. L.
From the Washington Star (lad.)
The latest style in bankruptcy is to run your
business on a suicidal has:- , v. rcck yourself and
everybody who has anything to do with you,
and. as yon go down with your few poor little
assets buried under a inoijn'.ain of liabilities,
charge your failure to the interstate commerce
England’s Greatest Good.
From the .Vets York World (Dem.)
To every man not warped hy English arro
gance mid obstinacy it must he plain, ‘-hut the
pacification of Ireland by the concession of the
reasonable and just, demands of all her petfple is
really England's greatest, gooc.. It is her only
hope of safety in the present and self-preserva
tion in the future. Hence thus-- who favor home
rule for Ireland and denounce the coercion bill
are in fact England's best friends.
Dorsey and the Surplus.
From the New York Herald (Ind.)
Stephen, commonly pronounced Steve. Dorsey
says he is for Bluine first, last and all the time.
If the magnetic gentleman from Maine should
become President and Mr. Dorsey were chosen
Secretary of the Treasury, the country would
cease to he anxious about t lie surplus. It would
be reduced from the start, and after a few
months of strict attention to business there
would be nothing left except a hole in the
If ail men were to pay .as they go there would
be less going and more paying.— Lowell Citizen.
If you think nobody cares for you in this
cold world, just try to play the fiddle in a popu
lous neighborhood.— Providence Indicator.
The answer given by a little girl in our public
school, when asked what hygiene,was, said:
"Tell me what logenc is, and then I will.—lV"ater
A country omi, getting off a railway train at.
Prison Point as asked by a polite young man
if he "might help her to alight." "No. J thank
you,” said she; ‘‘l don't smoke!" — Charlestown
Thk editorial association of Missouri has mot
and solemnly resolved that it will take no more
railroad passes. It will take no more for the
reason that ati elephant will not climb a tree.—
■Sun Francisco Alla.
"I teli, you, it's all nonsense.” said the editor,
after selling six sacks of declined manuscripts
to the junk dealer, and jorting over $ll worth
of unused postage stamps— "it’s all nonsense
to contend that there arc no profits in litera
“My son. can you tell me the difference be
tween a doctrine and a dog-ma?”
“And what is it?”
“You have to pay a tax on dog ma.'"—Mara
The difference between a dude ami a bos' is
that one in dressed to kill and the other killed to
dress.— National Weekly.
A married MAN remarks that the principal
difference between a man's hat and a woman’s
bonnet is about $l2. — Minneapolis Journal.
Wealthy Merchant— What: you here again!
WII3-, I knocked you down stairs and out into
the street this morning, you impudent fellow.
Peddler —Ish dot so? Vat a splendid memory!
I had forgotten all abcait it. Don't you want to
buy a fedder duster before you kick me out some
more?— Texas Sifting.-.
Boston City Official- Anything wrong with
your money, miss?
Schoolmarm—Yes, you gave me a counterfeit
50c. piece when I got my salary yesterday.
Boston City Official—Ah! 1 see; you want a
Schoohnarm—Well, I don't know; you'll have
to ask father.— Tid-Bits.
“Say, grandma, do people always paint the
devil with red clothes on because he is wicked
and has evil spirits near him all the time?”
“Yes. dearie, red is the color of wickedness
and sin.” (
“Well, then, is it because grandpa has had
spirits near him that his nose has got so red?”
Ami grandma suddenly commenced to knit
and said she didn’t know.— Newark (N. J.) Call.
The correspoedent of a weekly Contemporary
supplies a few more genuine instances of Mala
propisms. Thus we hear of cholera morbus be
ing turned into ‘ mollery corbus.” and of a local
“light" bidding someone beware of “inunda
tions” in religion. Amusing, too, is the unin
tentional perversion of a well known line—
" From Iceland's greasy mountains.” A vil
lager. asked if a Mr. M. lived in a certain house,
replied, "Yes. he live* there, but he is dead.”
But that is rather an Irishism than a Malaprop.
Omaha Man—l was much surprised to hoar
that the Boston Symphony Orchestra was a
great popular success in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Man—Success! It got the people
just wild with enthusiasm.
“But Theodore Thomas played symphonies
and his Cincinnati seasons were fiat failures.”
“Yes, but the Boston Symphony Orchestra
plays the symphonies while the people are com
ing in, anu after everybody gets' seated und
ready to listen they start off onto things with
.some go in 'em.— Omaha World.
First Omaha Man -Wliat keeps you indoors
so much now?
Second Omaha Man—l am working on anew
idea, and want to get it patented as soon as pos
sible. It's a fishing rod.
“Shouldn't think there would be much chance
for improvement in fishing rods."
“This is anew sort of folding affair, which,
when taken apart, presents the appearance or
having been broken hy accident. There is also
inside the handle a space for a set of snake rat
“Wliat earthly use will such a contrivance
“Why, you sec, when a man comes home
without any fish and his jug empty, he can hand
his wife the pole and show her the rattles of the
snake that bit him.— Omaha World.
Miss Cleveland has a passion for parasols.
Dickens is Miss Braddon's favorite among
Kino Kai.akaua has twenty dancing girls re
tained in the royal service.
Parnell is dying of cancer of the stomach—
the same disease that carried off Napoleon Bona
Helen Dauvray is devotedly fond of base
ball and is a regular attendant at the l’olo
Johann Strauss is fond of company, but sel
dom entertains his friends with music. He pre
The Crown Princess of Germany's chief de
light is in promoting schemes for the education
of the unfortunate classes.
Senator Hearst's son, who is running the
San Francisco Examiner for his father, em
ploys none hut Harvard graduates on its staff.
Harry Miner asserts that Mrs. Potter's cos
tumes for her American tour are the most beau
tiful and elaborate ever built for stage service.
Baron James Harden Hickey, the American
editor of Ia Trihnolet, Paris, is now in this
country, and has been visiting San- Francisco,
his native place.
Miss Elizabeth Garrett, sister of the Presi
dent of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, isworth
about $18,003,000, and is a very bright and busi
KAiitn Ash, who died in New York on Sunday,
was the recognized authority on the Talmud
and generally regarded as the foremost Hebrew
theologian in this country.
Buffalo Bill has on his dressing-table In his
tent a striking photograph of Mrs. Cleveland,
with her autograph written in a clear, firm hand
across the bottom. Some of his visitors cannot
understand bow the President's wife can be so
• Prince Alexander of Peck, Queen Victoria's
young cousin, is burning to become a profes
sional comic singer. His mother is the Princess
Marvel' Cambridge, sister of the English c >m
mander-in-chief. and so popular with all classes
that she is called the "The Queen of Hearts."
Queen Kauiolan's first order after she ar
rived at the Parker House, Boston, was fora
breakfast of brown bread and baked beans. The
Mayor of the city called upon her after she had
finished this repast and assured her that, despite
her color, she might consider herself a Bostonian
The Bright family in England Is all torn up
over this coercion business. John is anti-Gina
stone, while Jacob, who la also a M. r„ is pro-
Gladstone. Mrs. Lucas, one of tho sisters, and
a well-known temperance advocate, is a staunch
friend of home rtua, while her daughter, Mr*.
Thotuasson. wife of the ex-M. P , Is opposed to
tho "diauiemherment of the empire Walter
McLaren, a nephew of John and Jacob, favor*
tho Dublin Pail lament, wMle his brother,
Charles McLaren, wh<> was defeated at the last
general elections, takes tho opjxisjtn stand
Even Join Bright * own bou and daughter have
sajiuMaiA Leu- JauL'father In this uruht.
SHAVED WITH SHARP SHELLS.
The South Sea Barber and Hia Blood
-13, nisln g, Hair-Scraping ftensils.
The South Sea barber ia never at a loss for a
shop or utensils, nor In one at a loss to And a
barber where all aliko are capable or perpetrat
ing a shave, hair cut and shampoo, the only dif
ference being that some do it worse than others,
according to a writer in tho San Francisco Ex
aminer. His shop is always with him —all he
wants is something for a seat—and as i:i operat
ing he himself stands he does not feel the same
lively repugnance that bis patient does to rest
ing on a spray of coral. His soap he finds in
the large fruit of a vine that grows everywhere
in the bush and alongshore; broken open and
dipped in water—salt or fresh is all one—it pro
duces when rubbed upon the face a fine, creamy
lather that looks all that could be desired, but
which in fact is a vain delusion, as it cultivates
no intimate acquaintance with the skin or hair.
The shells on the beach aiTord that against,
which he cuts when he is not gashing the tender
skin of the white man; his shark’s-tooth razor 13
at hand, snuggly v,raped in a leaf and stowed in
the perforation of one ear, the balance being re
stored by carrying his pipe and tobaeco simi
larly situated m the other. When the operation
is over the lather is swabbed out of the mouth,
eyes and other cavities with a wisp of grass, the
ashes of another bunch of grass is carefully
rubbed over tho face to prevent the hemorhage
which seems inevitable to the victim, and finally
head and face are washed with a shaddock as
big as a cantaloupe, whereof a half is held in
either hand of the operator and the head of the
victim between. As an abstract fact in eco
nomic botany it may be stated that the juice of
this shaddock is not pleasant upon raw flesh.
Sometimes the barber finds that relic that
civilization always leaves upon the path over
which it has passed, the broken bottle. Then he
advances a step toward luxury in shaving, the
acme of which is reached when he can use a
piece of hoop iron.
There is one good point about him, and that is
that he does not talk; yet even this is blunted by
the fact that lie usually sings monotonously.
Some few words of his weird, wild and lonely
chant as the hearer succeeds in catching, cause
chills of the coldest kind to run up and down his
back as he reflects that but a few years ago
were the days when his barber, instead of shav
ing, would have cheerfully engaged in dissecting
him, with a view to settling the question of the
HIS LILY OF THE VALLEY.
A Bridegroom Startles Hotel Guests by
His Efforts to Find His Wife.
From the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Not so very many days ago a couple—newly
married—stoppod at the Ryan for the night.
They hailed from somewhere in the valley of
the Red District, and had money enough to
make a small ripple in the city. Tho bride re
tired early, but the groom, still feeling his oats,
went out to see the town. He visited a number
of the prominent resorts, and about midnight
found himsel£ in the hotel elevator. Calmly
transfixing the ‘'hoist” boy with his eye, he ad
“My boy ish, swhere’s my bridesh? Swhere's
my turtle dove?”
The boy, of course, could not answer him.
But, finding ihe number of his room, he at
tempted to take him there.
‘‘Kosher!” said the inebriate. “Ish—hie—
waush shmy cooing dove. She's the roshesh of
the valley, she is.”
Everybody in the rooms along the hall was
awake by this time and several heads peeped
over the transoms.
‘‘She’s—a-a-a—hie—lambsh,” he continued,
“a swan of the shea. Where’sb she? Thatsh
what I want—hie—to know. Whosh stole my
cuckoo from mesh?”
Bv this time they were all at the door of his
room. It suddenly opened, a hand and arm
clothed in white was thrust out and the unfor
tunate yanked in with a terrific jerk and this
‘ Here’s your rose of Sharon and lily of the
valley, you blamed old fool! Go to bed !”
“Between You and I.”
Miss Minerva van Boston's engagement is
She's returnee 1 to her lover each letter and token,
They have had their last drive and their last
And the rather remarkable reason why,
Is because he would say “between vou and I;”
And Minerva van Boston could not endure
Of a very old family he was a scion,
And the kind of a man it was safe to rely on.
With a character no one would dare to im
And in fact, in every other respect
His habits were perfect, his manners correct;
Yet he (lid make this terrible error in speech!
Miss Minerva van Boston has tried hard to
break him, 1
She had reasoned in vain, ere she vowed to for
She had been, as it were, ’twixt the fire and
She had talked to him kindly, firmlv, severely.
And to tell the sad truth, she still loved him
But dearer by far was her love for her gram
And to live with a man who was slightly de
In the daily use of his pronouns objective,
Would have caused Miss Minerva much an
guish and worry.
So with many regrets, and half broken-hearted,
These lovers, poor things, have forever been
By the shade of ridiculous old Bindley Mur
ray i Bessie Chandler.
Mrs. Maloney’s Tooth.
From the Youth's Companion.
Mrs. Maloney is greatly troubled with aching
teeth, but has a mortal terror of the dentist.
Lately she suffered so severely that she plucked
up courage and went to the dentist to have the
tooth drawn.. Entering the dentist's waiting
room, she inquired anxiously of his assistant,
“Is the docther in?”
‘‘No. He is out.”
“Musha: But it's glad of that I am.”
‘‘But bo is likely to be in again at any
"Bad loock till him! Sure, sorr, I've an im
port'nt ingagemint, an' I think 1 11 he goin’ sorr,
Just at this moment the dentist came in.
"Och, murther, sorr,” exclaimed Mrs. Malo
ney, “An' why c'u'dn't ye stop outsoide, sorr,
comfortable loike, an' not be Huntin' in loike a
burrd of prey, to be tormentin’ u pore woman
wid yer forcips.”
“Why, Mrs. Maloney," said the dentist, laugh
ing, “you need not have your tooth drawn, I’m
not anxious to pull it. You'd better go home
‘‘An’ sure, sorr, an’ what am I after coinin’
for, but to have me tooth pulled? Have I the
toime. thin, to be wastin, wid’ cornin’ an’ goin’,
an’ all the toime cryin’ wid the pain? Sure, an’
ye w’u’dn’t be sendhin’ me home again widout
the tooth pulled?”
“You are very hard to please, Mrs. Maloney.
Sit down, and I will pull tne tooth.”
Here Sirs. Maloney set up anew cry, but
found herself, after all, more courageous than
she had supposed when the forceps were ap
Two Russian Wolf Hounds.
From the New York Evening Sun.
Two large Russian wolf hounds stood in Pat
rick B. Egan's restaurant on Clinton and Uni
versity places last evening. Two pieces of meat
were thrown to the floor. The hounds made a
break for them, but were stopped by the voice
of their master, who shouted “Poison 1”
The dogs stopped on the instant, and stood as
though cast in metal. They eyed the meat in
tently. but did not touch it. Tfion a cheery “All
right,” came from the lipp of theidknaster, and
the two chunks of meat disappeared.
A minute afterward n man carelessly dropped
a lighted match upon a newspaper. It was
ablaze in an Instant. The dogs dashed to the
scene and stamped on the fire until they put it
out. At the request of their master they kissed
each other. They kissed anybody who was
was properly introduced, and gave ominous
growls when anyone approached without the
The dogs weigh 13tl pounds. They stand
inches high. They were from a litter of pups
born near Kandy Ilook on the passage of the
mother to Anieiloa. A wealthy Russian lumber
denier, now a citizen of Wisconsin, was the first
to introduce tho breed in America. Those dogs
drive well in harness, and are owned byJ. .1.
Mucready, an actor. He is to introduce them in
a drama written especially for the dogs, with
the object of exhibiting their marvelous intelli
A Philosophic Boy.
From the Anniston Hot blast.
Yesterday morning Col. Joo Willett was
swinging along at a lively rate, coming down
Gurnee street from the inn. He liad had a got id
.breakfast and was feeling pretty well thank
you. As he stepped on the bridge which spans
the mountain brook he encountered a boy with
a bunch of tine, juicy frogs and a jaunty uir.
“Kay, young man.” said the sweet singer,
“how do you catcii them frogs?” (The Colonel
is a little bit careless of his grammer when out
of the presence of ladies ?
“Jos run my han’ in under dr bunk an’ pull
’em out an’ kill 'em.”
“But suppose you should catch hold of a
snake; what would you dot"
“Jos pull l-.lm out mi’ kill him.” was the philo
” Well, gentlemen that is a smart boy,” said
tho Coloueh as ho strode rapidly away.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Tnomas Barnes tells the Harney Valley (Ore.)
Item that, while hunting fer water in Grant
county, Ore., he discovered a number of petri
fied trees, some of which are forty feet m
The entr'acte cane is a Parisian novelty lately
brought over. The usual silver handle is re
movable, like the business end of a stylograph,
and the cane may be entirely filled wun nourish
ment, according to taste.
Street lights have just been introduced into
a certain wild Western town, and the man who
has the contract for putting them out rides on
horseback at.fuil speed thaough the streets and
extinguishes them with his revolver.
A Birmingham (Conn.) electrician has anew
rat trap. He has mounted a piece of meat on
one pole of a dynamo machine, which can only
be reached by the rat by standing on a plato
which serves as the other pole. No rat has yet
got the meat, but the inventor has a collection
of dead rats.
A Chicago man entering e drug store in tlint
city recently asked to have a small scalp wound
dressed. He stated that he was crossing a rail
road bridge when he was overtaken by a train.
He laid down on the ties and the train passed
over him, doing him no harm with the excep
tion of the wound on his head.
Massachusetts legislators are to be made
witnesses in a suit for violation of the prohibi
tory law in Worcester. Among the items of the
bill for their entertainment during a legislative
junket thither presented by the landlord of the
hotel are several items for liquors and the Pro
hibitionists are consequently attacking the hotel
William Harding, of New Haven, who died
on the day set for his marriage, had a premo
nition that he should die on that day, but as the
hour for the ceremony approached he seemed
much better, and his friends hoped for a favor
able turn of his disease. He was propped up in
bed, and made the responses in a firm voice.
As soon as it was over ne sank back, became
unconscious, and within two hours he was dead.
Anew and extraordinarily fine variety of as
paragus has just been discovered on the steppes
of Akhal-Tekiz, recently annexed by Russia.
Though growing perfectly wild, it attains a size
unknown in civilized countries. The stalks are
said to be nearly as thick as a man’s arm, and
they grow to a height of five or six feet. This
asparagns is tender and delicious in flavor. One
stalk will supply ten Russian soldiers with ail
they can eat.
At last the foundations of M. Eiffel's Tower
of Babel, which has so outraged the artistic
feelings of the painters and architects of Paris,
have been laid. M. Eiffel laughs at the idea that
iiis workmen will be unable, owing to giddiness,
to go on with their toil when the iron building
rises to a great height. They will have planks
about 50 feet wide to walk upon, and will thus
be as secure as if on terra firma.
A Jamaica correspondent who has a “turn”
for inquiring into matters that do not, as a rule,
attract the attention of ordinary mortals, says
he has discovered that, while all classes of the
community of Kingston are well represented in
the long list of the victims of small pox, there
are very few, if any, cigarmakers. He wants to
know whether there may not be some principle
in the odor of tobacco that, constantly inhaled
into the system, acts as a disinfectant or pre
A Japanese resident of Burlington, Vt., writes
to the Free Press of that city that two American
teachers—Mrs. True ancf Miss Milliken—are
teaching English very successfully in a school at
Tokio; that almost all people in Japan learn
the English language, and nearly all the school
girls comb their hair in foreign fashion, and
have begun to dress in American style, with the
exception of the corset and the high bonnet.
Christianity and women in Japan are daily gain
ing strength, like the rays of the rising sun.”
Mr. Trotter, of Charlotte, N. C., reports a
case of a eat adopting young rabbits, and caring
for them as her own offspring. Mr. Trotter’s
little boy found a nest of young rabbits in the
garden and carried them into the house, when
they were taken in care lev a cat which had lost
her kittens the day before. This motherly
feline nursed and nurtured the young rabbits
with os much care as she had bestowed upon
her own kittens, and they seemed entirely at
ease under the care of the foster mother. "Un
fortunately, however, another cat about the
house found the young rabbits and killed them.
The wails of the mamma eat were touching for
several days after the loss of her adopted
The oldest Mason has been started on his
travels again. Somebody ventured to assert re
cently that C. P. J. Arion, whose record dates
from 1819, has the honor, but a correspondent
writing to the World from Skaneateles, N. Y.,
says: “There is in this village a Mr. Ezra D.
Stiles, now living, who can boast of two years
longer Masonic honors. Mr., or, as we call him,
Brother Stiles, was made a Mason in September,
1817, iua lodge held in Augusta,Oneida county, N.
Y., and in the following winter joined the Chap
ter of Royal Arch Masons in New Hartford,
same county, so you see Brother Stiles has been
a Mason nearly seventy years, i. e., September
next. Brother Stiles was 91 years old March 11
last, is still ia good health, has all his faculties,
and, to all appearances, will live to see his cen
Recent events on the frontier of France and
Germany have called forth great displays of
patriotism from all sorts of places and people.
One of the most effervescent of the patriots is
little Mine. Theo, the popular singer, who de
lights the audience of a boulevard theatre by
appearing on the stage in a costume which is
as near an approach to the primitive simplicity
of Eden as could be designed by a theatrical
costumer. Theo was engaged by a Dutch im
impresario, Herr Schurmann, to shed a little
boulevard radiancy on the benighted inhabi
tants of some of the European capitals. Ber
lin was one of the first places mentioned by the
impresario, but the idea of playing before her
country's enemies threw her into partial hys
terics and she vowed that she would never
agree to sing and smile before a Teutonic audi
ence. Herr Schurmann found himself accord
ingly in a quandry, from wnich he has escaped,
however, by a proposal to take the lady to sun
ny Spain instead of the colder climate of the
Snake charming, as it is styled, is not a par
ticularly difficult thing to learn, an expert ties
been telling a reporter, in connection with 1 is
methods of teaching others to do the act that
brings dowti the circus. He said: “First I teach
them all about the life and habits of the snakes.
There is a great deal in knowing the nature of
snakes, particularly the position they get in
when they are alxmt to strike. After they
strike once they never get over it. When they
once bite you they will try to do it again every
chance they get. No we don’t give them any
drug nor rub them quiet beforehand, as many
people suppose. All that is necessary
is to show them that you are not
afraid of them. So, after tho woman gets con
fidence in her work she can get along all right.
I get tho snake I teach them with under controi
and then allow the woman to begin to handle it.
You see snakes have brains ns well as other ani
mals. They never close their eyes, and watch
all the time. After I put the snake in the
• woman's hand, then I point out what positions
the snake must be in and what positions the
woman must be in to lift and handle it. Why,
if you know how, when a snake is even in a
striking attitude you eon lift it up and not be
The naval review, July 23, in honor of Queen
Victoria's birthday, is to be the most imposing
ever seen. Tho commander in chief, Admiral
Kir George Willos, is, with other nnval officers,
busily engaged in arranging the details of the
demonstration, und particular attention is being
devoted to the evolutionary cruise which is to
follow, and which will include some very impor
tant operations on the southern ami western
coasts of England and Ireland. Although the
programme is kept secret the extensive orders
which luxve been received from the Admiralty
with reference to the pushing forward or shitis
for commission show that it is intended that the
assemblage of vessels in Kpitheod roads
shall bo unequalled in the history of the
British navy. Nelson’s old flagship, the Victory,
will represent a type of naval architecture
rapidly becoming extinct, mid betides 111 ■ Char
nel, training and reserve squadrons, some thirty
other craft of various descriptions will lie com
missioned, the older taking no part in the crui •>.
With so many vessels hoisting the pennant an
unexpected demand for ipen will arise, but it Is
believed that it will tie found possible, liyre-
I '.n the complements of the
in harbor, • mustering in all 7,000
sen. to pro vidu crews for every
calling up the "pensioners, as it
iposed to do. A flotilla of fourteen
ids will lie requisitioned for the
wiiue naval reserve men will bo
estimated that the fleet will lie
ver fifty big vessels and a great
iws more’n George Washington.”
1 Washington couldn’t tell a lie,
dn, for when I told him I hadn’t
lie said he krowed I letter, and
nr lyin’. He kin tell u He thu
onc.joubct.’’— Dansoilla Hraxzn.
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650 yards SU-inches deep, White and Bziyi
Egyptian and Oriental Laces this week, only life
per yard, regular price 20c.
100 dozen Indies' White 5-Hook Corsets, elah*
rate Silk Stitched and guaranteed bone-flllod,
only 50c. each.
25 dozen Ladies’ Brown Genuine Baibriggan
Hose, regular made and London lengths. Tii
champion 25c. Hose of this market,
150 dozen Ladies' Fine Linen Mourning
Bordered Handkerchiefs, size 14;/>xl-IU. with#
inch, genuine hemstitch, this week, only 10c.
each; regular price 18c.
To make a run, we offer 75 dozen Gents' S(
regular made India Gauze Vests, with heavy
satin fronts and silk bound, at $3 a box (W doi
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Embroidered Dress Robes!
150 elegant Dress Robes we will offer at cost
from this week until entire lot is closed. Dont
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65 dozen Ladies’ "Pure Wool Bouele Jerseyi
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Ladies’ Gauze Underwear!
120 dozen Ladies' Jersey-fitting Gauze Under
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Ladies’ Linen Collars.
200 dozen Ladies' 3-ply All-Linen Clerical
Shape Collars, with capes, for this week only,
our regular 15c. value.
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A COMPLETE LINE of Ladies' Children*
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A full assortment of Empire State Shirts,
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Ladies’ and Children’s Lisle Thread Hose, in
black and colored.
Gents’ Lisle thread ancf Baibriggan Half Hose
in plain and fancy colors.
Gents' Collars and Cuffs, with a complete line
of Black and Second Mourning Goods, compos
ing everything new and desirable.
Next Furbcr’s. _
DO your own Dyeing, at home, with PEER.
LESS DYES. They Will dye everythmg.
They are sold everywhere. Price 10c. apm > b
-40 colors. They have no equal for site" l ; '
brightness, amount in packages, or for rasii
of color, or non-fading qualities. They d>
crock or smut. For sale by B. F. I L V E ?: Ann
Pharmacist, corner Broughton and Ij*'.
streets; P. B. Rkid, Druggist and Ape'
cary, comer Jones and Abercorn J
Edward J. Kxkffer, Druggist, corner
Broad and Stewart streets.
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