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SEN. GORDON’S ARGUMENT IN SUP
PORT OF HIS LAND GRANT.
The Bill Informally Laid Aside in the
Senate Until Action on the General
Land Forfeiture Measure—More Bal
lots—The House Considering' the
Railroad Commission Bill.
Talt.aiia.sseb, Fla., May IC.—The rail
road commission bill is being considered a.s
rapidly as possible under the circumstances,
and the indications are that a fair and equi
table law will be the result.
The appropriation bills are being con
sidered. The expenses necessary to be met
are yearly increasing, but not out of pro
portion to the rapidly increasing value of
the property of the State. There is a bill
pending for the establishment of a State
Board of Health which will also ha ve au
thority in determining the qualifications of
pei-sons who hereafter seek a license to prac
tice medicine in this State.
ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE CAPITAL.
Another attempt lias been made to remove
the capital of the State from Tallahassee to
Gainesville, which failed as did a proposition
to remove it to Jacksonville. The constitu
tion fixes the capital at,Tallahassee, where it
is likely to remain for some time to come if
BILLS TO BE CONSIDERED.
A committee has been appointed to look
over all the bills now pending in each
House, and select from the immense number
now on the calendar such as are of the
greatest general importance, which shall
have precedence in the remaining weeks of
the session, with a view to preventing as
much as possible the oversight of important
measures, which, if not attended to, will
give occasion for an extra session. During
this week the railroad commission bill, the
poll tax prerequisite bill, the appropriations
hills and others of special import will be
THE NEW JUDGES.
It is said Judge James F. McClellan, of
the First circuit and Judge James M.
Baker, of the Fourth circuit, will lie reap
pointed by the Governor and also Judge
Mitchell," of the Sixth circuit. In the
Third and Fifth circuits there are several
applicants, and as yet it is not known who
will receive the appointment. Hon. William
A. Hoclter, of Leesburg, is an applicant for
the Judgeship in the Fifth and John F.
White, Esq., for the Third circuit, in
addition to the present incumbents of the
of these offices. Gov. Perry has not
intimated who ho will appoint and all is in
IN JOINT SESSION.
In the joint session of the legislature
to-day the vote for United States Senator
was as follows:
Board mau 1
Goodrich (Rep.). 14
GEN. GORDON’S LAND GRANT.
Gov. Gordon addressed lioth houses of the
Legislature to-day in reference to his land
grant contained in his international rail
road charter. In his argument lie said
when lie wrote the conditions in his charter
he thought continuous construction with
reasonable progress necessary to preserve
the rights confirmed by the charter, but as
the State has decided otherwise in dealing
with other roads with similar charters,
the construction should be put on
his charter which would leave his
land grants intact. He expressed
perfect confidence in the justice of the pres
ent Legislature, and was satisfied his gi ants
would not lie declared forfeited, which if
done, would not be constitutional, as violat
ing the obligation of contracts. His re
marks were forcible and eloquent, anil were
received with marked attention and heartily
commended. After the conclusion of Ills
address he was cordially greeted by every
member of the body, all of whom paid him
distinguished courtesies. He was accom-
Cied by his son Hugh. They left for
le this afternoon via Thomasville. Gov.
Ferry and other distinguished persons paid
their respects to him while here.
ACTION OF THE SENATE.
In the Senate the bill declaring Gov. Gor
don’s charter forfeited came up as the
special order this afternoon and after a pro
longed discussion as to the proper course to
pm-suo, the bill was paused over informally
to act upon the general bill now pending
relative to land grant forfeitures of all the
roads in the State.
The greatest objection to declaring Gov.
Gordon’s land grants forfeited was the in
jury to his credit as a man, and in his at
tempt to carry out the provisions of his
charter, as it was conceded that vested
rights could not be materially affeotedj by
legislative action, as it would violate the
contract with Gov. Gordon.
THE RAILROAD COMMISSION.
The House considered the railroad com
mission bill by sections and advanced it to
a third reading with slight amendments.
The Senate is considering it more deliber
ately and promising various amendments,
chiefly relating to the right of appeal. It
is proposed now to give on appeal from the
commission to the Governor and his
IN JOINT CAUCUS.
The Democrats in joint caucus to-night
took th**e ballots for Senator, showing
Bl ox ham and Perry about equal in strength,
with two men who will vote for neither.
Hi \ ham 41
The caucus adjourned to Wednesday
night. The indications point to a dark
FRIGHTENED ABOUT LEPROSY.
The Louisiana State Board of Health
Subdues a Panic.
From the New York Sun.
New Orleans. May 11.—At the request
nl the Mayor of St. Martinsville a comtnit
-see of the Louisiana State Board of Health
visited that town last week to investigate a
rumor of the prevalenee there of Asiatic
leprosy. The rumor lmd caused a panic
ih rough nil the neighboring country. It
was said that there were 200, 300, even iJOO
rases, and that the disease was rapidly
tpreading. Tho farmers of the noigh
oorhood feared to go to St. Martinsville to
juv and sell, and the little town, which
safled itself of old the “Paris of Acadia,”
selioved that its vorv existence was threat
>ned. Within the town itself there was the
nine panicky feeling in regard to the dis
tase. People refused to shake hands with
nc another for fear of cabbing leprosy anil
men would not go to the barbers, fearing
;hat the razor might communicate the
loathsome malady. Every one subjected
His neighbor, flue family in jiarticular
were subjected to complete isolation, even
beir relatives deserting them and jaunting
•hem out as lepers.
Bt. Martinsville is a sleepy town of some
1,000 people, thoroughly French, that lan
guage being h I most universally spoken, and
;be population consisting mainly of the de
icendauts of those Aeuuiaus, immortalized
oy I/aigfellow in “Evangeline,” who wan
iereil here from Nova Beotia something
Ivor a century ago. It his lived a quiet,
■neventful life, until from this quiet of
years the leprosy panic and the visit of the
Board of Health aroused it. I’rider the
Sljej-vkuon of President Holt and a council
juteon doctors thoroughly insriectisl each
>f the cases brought Im>f°re it. Every one
witu a pimple hastened forward to make
lure iif himself. One of the worst cases,
winch was supposed to be a very aggravate
Mfonn of lent us v, proved to lie nothing
i out incipient boils. The result of the cx-
I toiiriation showed only tluee eases of
positive leprosy, the sufferers being
| two married sisters and a child
i of one of them. There were three cases sup
| posed to be incipient, and two others were
i reported as having been moved to a hospital
|in New Orleans. In the whole town, there
! fore, but eight casts: could be found or
I heard of that bore any resemblance what
j ever to leprosy. An examination showed
; that all the persons afflicted or suspected
1 were the descendants of a lejier who came
to the parish from St. Domingo many years
I ago. The fact that they bail lived in
! close communion with their neighbors, and
'that the husbands of the women, who had
been married for years, were free from the
disease, wtifao show that it was not conta
gious, but,hereditary. The family, concern
ing wwisr> leprosy nobody entertained a
doubt, proved to be absolutely free of the
WHY HE JUMPED.
A Chat With the Frenchman Who
Leaped From the Bridge.
From the Missouri Republican
Arthur Cottom, the young Frenchman
who astounded the country by jumping from
the Brooklyn bridge last summer and com
ing out of the water uninjured, sauntered
into the rotunda of the Southern last night.
He is a dapper little fellow, a true Parisian,
not more than 28 years old, and speaks Eng
lish imperfectly. Up to last year he was
the champion swimmer of the country, and
his feats in this line have been almost as
daring as the big jump from the bridge. In
conversation with the hotel reporter, he
gave the following account of the leap:
“The idea of jumping from Brooklyn
bridge originated at one of the clubs in New
York. A short time before it hud been tried,
but the man was killed, and some of my
friends dared me to do it. They kept talk
ing about it until I finally said I would try
it if they would have a boat ready to pick
me up, or, if I was killed, they would notify
my parents in Paris. They agreed to do
this, and 1 got ready to make the jump. On
the day decided upon I rode out on the
bridge in an express wagon. When I got to
the centre I looked around to see if there
was a [niliceman in sight, and seeing none, I
took oiT nil my clothes except a pair of
swimming pants. The driver of the wagon
became frightened and begged me not to
jump, but I paid no attention to him.
When I got my clothes off I jumped
out of the wagon and climbed
over to the outer edge of the bridge
and then ran along until I found a good
place to stand on. All this took several
minutes. I remember when I stood up to
jump somebody on the bridge cried out:
'.Stop that man; he’s going to kill himself,’
but they could not reach me. I placed my
feet tightly together, drew a long breath,
looted up at the sky and jumped straight
out. When you jump from a high elevation
like that, you must never look into the
water, because if you do you won't jump.
I retained full control of my senses all tno
way down, and kept my body perfectly
straight, with my feet down. In order to
retain my equilibrium, it was necessary to
throw my arms up and down occasionally
•as a bird moves its wings. When pretty
near the water I placed my arms tightly
against my sides, and in this position
struck the water feet first and
went under like a shot. When I
came up my friends took me in the boat and
poured whisky down me aud then hurried
me over to the Brooklyn docks in order to
avoid the police. Bu they caught us there,
took me to the statim and brought in a
couple of doctors, bu i I had no use for them.
They had me up in c mrt and fined me $25,
and then I wts taten over to the Toombs in
New York, w here they fined me another
$25 more and then I was turned loose. A
short time afterwards I was presented with
a tine gold medal set with diamonds. I can
distinctly remember my feelings as I came
down from that lofty height, but they were
indiscribable. I don’t care about trying it
again. Ever since I made the jump l have
occasionally felt a biting sensation in the
muscles of my left leg just above the knee,
and I can find nothing to stop it.”
A QUEEN’S ROMANCE.
How a Fall Down Stairs Brought a
Throne and Crown.
From the New York Mail and Express.
Among the presents which Emperor Wil
liam received on liis birthday one of the
most remarkable ones was a poem of the
Queen of Roumania. In a hundred short
verses Carman Sylva had described the chief
incidents of the old soldier’s lifetime. She
had moreover, copied it out herself in her
own hand on white parchment, beautifully
ornamented with cornflowers.
The career of this lady, who is as perfect
a scholar as she is true a queen and tender a
woman, is deeply interesting as sketched by*
an authority. 'By birth Elizabeth of Rou
niania is a Princess of the house of Wied,
-and her father, a man of high ability and
careful culture, gave her iui education at
once deeper and freer than that which is
usually the portion of the children of
royalty. The death of a young brother
cloudisl her childhood, and to dissipate the
gloom she was sent to her aunt, the Grand
Duchess Helena, of Russia. From the quiet
studies of the castle of Nedweid she was
thus suddenly transported to one of tho first
salons of the' brilliant court of Russia. The
summons home came with her father’s ill
ness, and the “Wild Rosebuud of Wied,”
restored to her native heath, watched in
his sick room and long mourned his death.
When there was no Kingdom of Roumania
in existence she had laughingly said: “I do
not want to marry unless I can be Queen of
Roumania,” and, as so often happens, the
careless thoughts of youth found their ac
complishment. Running down the palace
stairs at Berlin one day her foot slipped.
and she would probably have been killed
but for Prince Charles of Hohenzollern, who
saw her danger and caught her in his out
stretched arms. When Roumania chase
him for a ruler he claimed the Princess as
his bride. During the RussxvTurkish war
she wore the uniform of the Red
Cross, and as a nurse lie! pal
to soften and assuage the suf
ferings which war inevitably brings in its
train. At the close of the struggle Plevna
had given a royal throne to the Prince and
Princess, and their crowns were made out
of cannon captured from the enemy. The
love and admiration of her subjects she has
always hail and their sympathy also when
the loss of an only daughter brought desola
tion to her new home. Ehe has sought eon
solution in duty, in earnest endeavor for tho
good of Roumania, and in those studies
which inheritance and education alike have
made dear to her.
THE P RINCESS’ HALF CROWN.
How a Little Daughter of England
Paid for a btick of Chocolato.
From the Manchester (luardiun.
A crowd thronged King's Cross station,
London, the other day to witness the de
parture of His Royal Highness tho Prince
of Wales and his family' for Sandringham,
and were gratified by a little unrehearsed
effect, as well as a proof that royalty is not
altogether exempt from that frequent failing
of the masses—a penchant for “goodies.”
The mysterious automatic Isix which yields
up sticks of chocolate in return for the in
sertion of a iHinny was the object of special
attention front Her Royal Highness Princess
Maud of Wales, whose approaching con
firmation a few days after may have
accounted for the abstraction which led tho
young lady to pop a halfc rown into the
fatal slit in place of the humbler copper.
The mistake was discovered as the coin
slipj**d from her fingers, and so genuine and
uuaffected was the horror expressed in tho
exclamation, “Oh! my half crown!” that
the appreciative bystanders were sympa
thetically silent till the Prince of Wales,
with a (winkle In his eye, gravelv advised
his youngest daughter to square matters bv
the insertion of the now impassable French
jicmiies on future occasions. A burst of
hearty laughter aud cheering ensued, dur- '
itig which young Princess Maud, blushing j
furiously, retreated to the railwuy carriage. |
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1887,
A VETERAN OF THE CROSSING.
His Reminiscences of Distinguished
Men and Women.
From, the Vein York Evening Sun.
An elegant private carriage was rolling
down Fifth avenue the other day when it
came into collision with a Twenty-third
street car. Officer John Phillips, a veteran
of the police force, whose beat is confuted
to the diagonal crosswalk from the Fifth
Avenue Hotel to the intersection of Broad
wav, Fifth avenue and Twenty-third street,
stood near by. The carriage was wrecked.
Its coachman asked the officer for
tlie number of the car. The officer told him
that it was No. 87, and added that the driver
of the car was not at fault, us the coachman
was ou the left-hand side of the street. “By
vour stupidity,” said (Ifflcer Phillips, “you
have not only smashed your carriage, but
you have interrupted travel and created
general confusion. You can tell your em
plover that he may sue for damages, but ho
will certainly get none if I am a witness.
You can also advise him to employ a driver
who knows his business.
“These private drivers give us more
trouble than all the others,” said the officer
to a reporter, who happened to witness the
collision. “I never have any difficulty with
a stage or truck driver, nor with any of
these delivery fellows. They know their
business and go right along, respecting
everybody else’s rights as well as their own.
But these swell drivers of private carriages,
with their nobby uniforms and costly out
fits, seem to think that they own the street
and have a right to drive wherever they
please, and that everybody else mast get
out of their way. The consequence is they
are always getting into trouble, just as this
“You must see a good deal of life at this
point, officer,” suggested the reporter.
“Indeed I do, replied the Veteran.
“More noted people cross here on foot and
in carriages than at any other point in the
“How long have you been on this post?”
“Over a dozen years. lam right tired of
it. 1 think I shall try to get transferred to
some other post before long.”
“Isn’t this a pleasant post to be on?”
“It's pleasant enough so far as that goes;
jierhaps the pleasantest in the service. But
the work is hard. There is no let up to it.
There is always a crowd of vehicles passing,
and a steady stream of pedestrians trying to
get across. lam obliged to keep the vehicles
moving regularly, and to see that the
walkers get across without accident. It
keeps mo on tho jump all day, and my legs
ache fearfully by the time night comes.”
“You must see a good deal of human na
“You are right, I do. I come in contact
with all sorts of people. I have piloted
kings and queens, dukes and princes, presi
dents and governors, bishops, priests,
judges, generals, and politicians of all kinds
over this crossing. By the way, there is a
swell lady riding in that landau —sec, she
recognizes me—l used to carry her over
here in my arms when she was a kid. They
all know me, and I know them. I can tell a
prominent person as soon as I set my eyes
on him. I can detect a man’s character as
quickly by his back as by his face. I sup
pose its experience. I know nearly all the
leading public men of the country, and
have spoken to them on this very crossing.
“Gen. Grant never crossed here without
recognizing me, and usually passing a word
with me. He was not ashamed to lie seen
speaking to an officer. He was a great man
and a perfect gentleman. But Hancock was
my beau ideal of a man. 1 always liked to
Sim? him come along. He was a grand-look
ing man; one anybody would pick out in a
crowd. Ho always recognized me and never
failed to give me a salute, aud usually a
pleasant word, in passing. McClellan used
to pass here very frequently. He was al
ways polite, like all educated military men;
but lie was not such a cordial man as either
Grant or Hancock. He greeted nie in a for
mal manner, more as a matter of ceremony
or necessity tluui as it it pleased Idm to mee t
“P'nil Sheridan? Well, now, Sheridan, is
a character. Asa soldier he was as brave
as the best of them, but when he pomes to
this crossing be is the most nervous man in
t he world. N Why, he is actually more timid
about going across here than any woman.
He will stand on the curbstone and wait for
an opening, and I believe would wait there
half a day if I did not come forward to
escort him over. But he’s a mighty good
fellow. He never puts oil any airs, nor for
gets to recognize a man he knows, no matter
how humble his position may be. Of course
I frequently see Gen. Sherman. He lives
right here in the hotel. He never passes
without a pleasant word, and often shakos
hands with me. He’s getting pretty old
now, aud I always watch him close in
crossing. But lie’s never afraid, and never
gets into trouble. Beil Butler is very often
a passer here, too. He’s always well dressed,
but never haughty. Sometimes lie gets
by without seeing me, but that’s only when
he’s in a hurry. Most generally he recog
nizes me and has a pleasant word to say'.
•*Dan Sickles? Oh, he’s my friend, t like
to help him, with his one leg. He always
acknowledges any service, however slight,
in the most courteous manner. He never
sees me without bowing and smilimr. He’s
a regular gentleman. Burnside is dead and
gone, iukl I don't like to say anything but
good of the dead, but Burnside was kind of
distant like. He was not so familiar as the
others. He used to recognize me; but it was
in a condescending kind of a way. 1 didn’t
like him much:
“Yes, I’ve met Cleveland here, but was
never struck with hint. He was never cor
dial. I like liis yvife much better. I have
helped her across here when she was Miss
Folsom, and she was a splendid Woman, too.
Few women cross here who are equal to her
either in beautv or in general ladylike man
ners. 1 always liked to have her come along.
Talking of Mr. Cleveland, there never was
a free, pleasanter, more agreeable man to
meet than Blaine, and that, too, when he
wasn’t a candidate for President. I didn't
vote for him, nor would I now. I am a
Mugwump, so far as that goes, but that’s
neither here nor there. 1 like him as a man
and consider him one of tho
most perfect gentlemen 1 ever
met, and that’s saying a good deal. I meet
Mr. Colliding very often, and I consider him
one of the most polite men that l ever knew.
I met Mr. Colliding one day right on this
curb, and he stopped, as he often does, to
jiass a word yvith me. While we were talk
ing a man came along. He was either the
Governor of Michigan or the Mayor of
Detroit. He crowded in between us and
held out his lmud to Mr. Conkling, saving:
’How do you do, Mr. Conkling.’ Mr. Conk
ling looked at him with severe dignity, and
without taking his hand, said: Til see you
in a moment,’ and continued his talk with
me. The gentleman stepped aside and
w aited, and when Mr. Conkling had finished
with mo he went up to him, shook hands
with him, anil the two walked off together.
That was true jiolitencss and dignity.
“Henry Wilson? Yes, 1 used to see hint,
but 1 never liked him. He was a big man
physically as well as politically, but he was
not a cordial man. He was cold and distant,
and never hail anything to say, at least to a
man in my position. Schuyler Colfax used
to come along quite often. He was usually
pleasant enough, but would not generally
volunteer a salutation. 1 never thought
there was much of him. Joe Hawley is one
of my favorites. He knows how to be civil
to one in humble life, and never forgets to
recognize those he meets. Ho usually has a
wonl for me, and sometimes we have quite
a little fhut.
“Beecher? Yes, I knew him well. He
was always pleasant; not a bit stuck up; in
fact, was inclined to lie companionable. Old
Bishop Potter, he’s dead, too. Many’s the
time I’ve met him on this corner ami helped
him over; and he got to needing the help
very much, too, in his later years. But he ■
was a good old man, and it was a pleasure
to pay attention to him. He always appre- !
elated any little service of that kind, and
was not above expressing his obligations for :
it. I think he was one of the best moil 1 j
ever knew. Father Durey's another goal J
man. 1 often meet hint, and he always has ;
a good word for me. He’s very utdike an
other Catholic priest I might, name, but j
won fc. He came along once, asked me my j
name, if I was married, where 1 lived, and
so on: then what ]irisli did I belong to, and
when he found out that I wasn't a Catholic
he left me and has never recognized me
since. But that ain’t Father Durov's style.
Ho never goes liv without n kind word of
greeting and inquiries after mv health and
that of my family, just as if 1 was a mem
ber of his church. He’s my kind of a man.
“Howard Crosby I meet quite frequently
and know well. I’m trank to say I don’t
like him. He does some good in the com
munity, but I think lie does more good in
the pulpit tiian out of it.
“I’d rather not say anything about Father
McGlynn—that comes too close to politics,
and you know it won’t do for a policeman to
take any part In politics. Of course t know
him, and have always found him a courteous
gentleman. I never met Archbishop Corri
gan. I suppose the reason is that he usually
rides in a close carriage.
“I have talked enough for once. Some
other day, maybe, I will talk w ith you about
other classes or people. They all puss here,
and I know them all. But the rush is com
ing on now, and I must attend to business.
Chance Meeting of Two Brothers Af
ter Twenty-nine Years Separation.
From the City of Mexico Tiro Republics.
On the corner of Gante and San Fran
cisco streets there occurred an incident
yesterday morning which shows how small
this world really is in these days of railroads
and steamship transportation. Karl and
Julius Kretzmar, twin brothers, first saw
the light of day fifty-two years ago, in
what was then a small village just outside
of the limits of Bcrliu, but which hns since
been incorporated in the great city. They
grew up together into manhood, served to
gether in the same regiment as one-year
volunteers, under a provision of the cum
pulsory military service of Germany by
which young men who reach the ago when
they become eligible as soldiers may reduce
their term of army life to one year by
feeding and clothing themselves. Upon
leaving the army they together entered the
establishment of their father, a wholesale
grocer. When they were 23 years old the
father met with financial reverses which
reduced his fortune to such an extent that
only a small pittance remained, scarcely
enough to decently maintain the family,
conqiosed of ten children, of whom the
twins were the oldest. When this sta>e of
affairs became apparent the two brothel's
resolved to strike out for themselves. Karl
accepted a humble position offered him by a
Hamburg merchant in a branch house of the
firm located in Calcutta, while Julius enter
ed the (Employ of a cloth manufacturing es
tablishment 'in one of tho interior towns
of Germany. Karl kept up a regular
correspondence with his brother for
years, but finally tiring of his position, he
left it and for years he battled against ad
versity which he was too proud to make
known, so he ceased writing entirely from
that time. He finally drifted to New York,
entered the employ of a coffee house and
came to Mexico three weeks ago to look into
the coffee raising industry of the republic
for his firm, of which he lias become a mem
ber. Julius in the meanwhile had been sent
out as a wool buyer by the factory in which
he had found employment, and through the
agent of an American woolen goods import
ing house had been made aware of the ad
vantages offered in the United Htatcs for
the establishment of woolen mills. The
stories he heard told determined him to
remove to America, and as soon as he
had a little sum laid by he took ship
for New York and traveled from
thence to the woolen manufacturing centre
in Rhode Island, where lie found a position,
saved his money anil is now proprietor of
one of the largest nulls in the State He
came to Mexico some days ago to arrange
with a Arm in Chihuahua tor a wool supply,
and extended his visit to this city to see the
sights. While walking in opposite direc
tions on San Francisco street the brothers
came face to face, and, notwithstanding the
fact that twenty-nine years had passed
since their last meeting, they recognized
each other instantly, whether through an
unexplainable instinct, or whether owing to
the fact that they resemble each other so
closely in figure and features that it is hard
to distinguish one from the other, it is hard
McGLYNN’S MIGRATORY HABITS.
A Man Without Fixed Abode—“ His
Giblets” and “His Jags.”
From the New York Tribune
Strangely enough, it is harder than ever
to catch the Rev. Dr. McGlynn nowdays
since he has become a public lecturer and
agitator. His engagements take him away
from New York frequently, it is true, but
even when ho is here he lias no fixed lodg
ings or resort and must be chased from one
end of town to the other—up to Harlem or
over to Brooklyn. The doctor has rooms at
the Astor House and gives that as his ad
dress, but he seldom sleeps there and his
mail box in the hotel office is left jammed
with letters and papers for days at a time,
the Standard office in Ann street, is one
of his favorite lounging places. He drops
in there at odd moments to talk over land
reform and labor matters with Henry
Guorge, and some of his mail comes in care
or the ]>a]M?r. But he can’t lie counted on
there any more than at the Lalxir party’s
headquarters in the Cooper Union. The
doctor consults a good deal with the Labor
party managers, and nearly all the McG lynn
fund circulars and announcements have
lieen sent out from the Cooper Union offices.
Still he has no desk there, no regular hours,
no means of receiving callers or making ap
pointments. A quite evening at home with
a few friends like Henry George, or with
his relatives in Harlem and Brooklyn, is
what he delights most in. The last six
months have made him noticebly shyer and
more cautious in speech before strangers,
and one lias to follow him into his in
timacies to recognizo the genial, exuberant,
whole-souled doctor of other days.
Henry George is much more settled in his
habits than Dr. McGlynn, and shares his
time pretty equally between the Standard
office and his home in Harlem. There is a
prosperous air about the Ann street estab
lishment, and those who ought to know put
the paper’s circulation above 30,000, with a
handsome clear profit every week. Tho
editor's workisdone in the mornings chiefly:
of an afternoon, especially at tho end of
the week, one is almost certain to find that
Mr. George is out. There is a queer lingo
down ut the Standard office for the in
“Is His Giblets in?” asks a frequenter who
has just opened the door—some labor re
“No; Von won’t find him in as late as this.
He works on the eight hour plan and goes
“Well, where’s His .Tags?”
“Hasn’t been in to-day. Guess he’s over
“His Jags” is the Rev. Dr. McGlynn;
“His Giblets” is tho editor of the Standard.
Count Beust Dropped the Ham.
From His Memoirs.
I cannot conclude these reminiscences of
Paris without mentioning the court. Even
the adversaries of the Orleans family must
own that its members lmve personally much
that is sympathetic and attractive, and
have never omitted to do graceful and pleas
ing tilings. Thus, although I then occupied
a sutx miniate position. I was invited before
my departure to dine with the royal family
at St. Cloud. The King was quite a bour
geois on such occasions, and curved himself,
a task to which he was not equal, so that
perhaps it could In* said ol him, '‘Ou'il savit
miexuc tes dijjindtu que les viatule.s. ’’
His awkwardness caused an accident to
befall me, which was fortunately not at
tended with any bad consequences. A dish
'of ham was handed to me, and I took a
slice to which another slice was hanging. It
fell on the dress of tho Queen, next to whom
1 was seated, but her majesty did not notice
if. I did not lose my presence of mind, and
the moment tho Queen was looking another
way I made a bold move and seized the
slice of ham sn l put it in my pocket.
Especially Those on the Vernon and
Little Og-eechee Elvers.
Editor Morning News: Tho bare note in
the published memoranda of the proceedings
of the County Commissioners is calculated to
produce upon the public mind the impres
sion that the public landings offered by me
to the county on the Vernon and Little
Ogeechee rivers are proposed with an eye to
my own convenience and interest. Now the
facts are these: that there is not a public
landing on these rivers, nor a single spot, to
my knowledge, at which any in
dividual has a right to land with
out the consent of the landowner.
Thousands of people in these districts
live partly by fishing, and millions of fish
caught by them are brought to the Savan
nah market, thus furnishing a delightful
food at reasonable prices. As matters now
stand, these people can at any time be shut
off from the rivers by private landowners,
and be deprived in great part of then- means
of living, and the city to the same extent of
the fish caught by them.
I recently built a private landing on the
Vernon, connecting closely with the Savan
nah road, for my own use, but its con
venience was quickly seen by others, who at
once began to request the right of landing.
Now Ido not consider that I am called
upon to build public landings for general
use within my private enclosures. On the
contrary, I think it the duty of the county
authorities to furnish such landings for the
use of the general public, and protect my
private property from trespass—a form of
tresspass growing out of the fact that pro'
vioi is county authorities have given no heed
to these public necessities.
At this juncture I come forward and offer
the county roadways, probably a mile and a
half long, with landings on two large rivers,
for the public convenience, not for my con
venience, upon the condition that they do
certain work putting these roadways and
landings in useful order. If some others,
who are ever ready to calculate my private
gain from public works in districts where I
happen to have some individual interest,
will put their hands in their individual
pockets as deeply as 1 have delved into mine
in aid of public improvements they will
probably know a little more about how it
works. * Louis A. Fai.mga.nt.
Fido and Hector.
Cincinnati Enquirer Washington Dispatch.
A veracious gentleman who was on the
street in front of the White House this
morning noticed a small, well-kept black
and-tan dog coming across the street from
Lafayette square with a card in his mouth.
A short distance behind was a well-dressed
lady, who addressed the dog by the name of
Fido and who was plainly the owner of the
intelligent canine. Fido tried to get be
tiveen the iron pickets of the White Rouse
fence, when the lady called to him:
“Not there, Fido; go to the gate and up
The dog seemed to understand the speech
and took the route recommended by his mis
tress, still carrying the card in Ins mouth.
The lady followed him into the grounds and
about half way up the circidar walk. “Go
up to the steps, Fido,” she pleasantly said,
“and leave your card for Hector,” and she
stood there till the dog carried out her in
structions to the letter and returned to her
side without the card. When Hector, the
famous canine pot of the first lady of the
iand, returns from Oak View to-morrow
morning he will find that ho has missed the
society of an intelligent visitor.
Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR I Slight! \ warmer, fair weather,
‘light variable winds.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, >lay 18, 1887, and the mean of same day for
Departure I Total
Mean Temperature from the ! Departure
Mean i Since
for 15 years May 16, ’B7. - - or — | Jan. 1, 1887.
70 9 : 68.7_ I— 2.2 | - 215.8
< Comparative rainfall statement:
’,:,an Daily Amount Departure
Mean |. Since
16 Tears, jMaj 16, 85.| or _ j an j ],SB7.
.098 | .0 | .098 j 5.865
Maximum temperature 79.3, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. n). yesterday (Augusta time)
was 7.2 feet—a fall of 0.5 feet during the jiast
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing 6p. m., May 10, 1887, 75th Meridian
Districts. | Average.
v .Max. Min. Ilain-
hiom. Tem P Tem P faU
1. 'Wilmington jll 81 61
2. Charleston 8 83 48
3. Augusta ! 12 87 54
4. Savannah I 13 85 56
6. Atlanta I 13 88 59
0. Montgomery | il 88 60 .06
7. Mobile | .90 63
8. New Orleans j 8 86 63 .02
9. (ialveston ... 17 81 66 .43
10. Vicksburg 5 89 65
11. little Bock 1 4 85 67 .14
12. Memphis jlO 89 02 ...
Averages I 86.2 *9.1 .05
Observations taken at the seme moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, May 10, 9:36 r. u., city time.
Tton! | -
Direction. I <
Velocity. __ I? ;
Norfolk jSO E .. 1.... Clear.
Charlotte !72 .. | Clear.
Wilmington I to ..! !Clear.
Charleston CBj S W .. j ('lear.
Augusta 72 1 Clear.
Savannah ; 68SW .. Clear.
Jacksonville OH X E Clear.
Key West | 71 E !lt Cloudy.
Atlanta 70 E ]..l Clear.
Pensacola I 70 W i.. Clear.
Mobile | 72 S W'..!.... Clear.
Montgomery 78 W ..I Clear.
New Orleans 72 Clear.
Galveston 74! E | 8 Clear.
Corpus Christ! 76 E . Clear.
Palestine 08,8 E'.. .BSlCloudy.
Hronnesville 72 j E !.. (Clear.
KioGrande 76j K |..; !clear.
U. N. Salisbury, Signal Corps. U.S. Army.
“Rough on Piles.”
Why suffer piles? immediate relief and
complete cure guaranteed. Ask for “Rough
on Piles.” Sure cure l'or itching, protrud
ing, bleeding or any form of Piles. 00c. At
druggists or mailed.
Wcllr’ “Health Rencwer” restores health
and vigor, euros dyspepsia, impotence, ner
vous debility. For weak men, delicate worn
Wells’ Hair Balsam.
If gray, restores to original color. An
elegant dressing, softens and beautifies. No
oil nor grease. A tonic restorative. Stops
hair coming cut; strengthens, cleanses, heal3
Big drives in Teas and Coffees. Strauss Bros.,
SI ami sKbj Barnard.
Now Spring Butter. Strauss Bros.
Advice to Mothers.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should
always bo used when ehildreu are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little suffer at once: it
produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving
the child from pain and the little cherub
awakes os “blight as a button.”
It is very pleasant tit taste. It soothes the
child, softens the gums, allays ail pain, re
lieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the
Itest known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
arising from teething or other causes. At
cent! a bottle.
Died, in this city, on the 18th Inst.,
Florence Leon, youngest child of Mr. aud Mrs.
Jackson L. Mattox, aged 8 months and 8 days.
Interment at Ebonezer.
'rsER AL I N VITATIONB.
UF.ARDON.—The friends and acquaintance
of Mr and MrR. Robert Reardon are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral of youngest sou,
Robert Mat Reardon, from their residence,
i><t Boundary aud McDonough streets, at 10
o’clock this Morning.
a a”"-Philadelphia papers pleaso copy.
TEUTONIA DIVISION AO. :5, U. It. K.
Attention. Sir Knights!
You are hereby ordered to appear at
your Armory, 152 Bryan street, THIS aS-jh
(Tuesday) MORNING, 8:30 o’clock sharp raggSri
in full dress uniform. VJjjgr
JOHN JUCHTER, S. K. Captain.
Emil J. Rai.l, S. K. Recorder.
SAVANNAH LODGE NO. 1153, li. OF H.
A regular meeting of the Lodge will be held
THIS EVENING at 131(4 Charlton street at 8
o’clock. M. J. EPSTEIN, Dictator.
L. W. Lakdbrshike, Reporter.
CHIPPEWA TRIBE NO. 4, I. O. OF JR. M
A regular meeting of this Tribe will be held
THIS EVENING at 8 o'clock (and hereafter),
corner Bull and Bay streets.
Visiting and transient brethren fraternally in
vited. S. A. BORDERS. Sachem.
C. K. M. Bernhardt, Chief of Records.
CATHOLIC MBB ARY ASSOCIATION.
A special meeting of the Association will be
held at their hail THIS EVENING at 8 o'clock.
Every member is earnestly requested to be
present, as business of great importance will be
presented for consideration. By order
P. F. GLEASON, President.
John F. Habty, Recording Secretary.
Clerk's Office City Court, I
Savannah, May 17th, 1887. j
To the Members of the Bar:
You are requested to take notice that on
THURSDAY next, at 10 o'clock a. m., all cases
remaining on the docket will be called and
assignments made for trial. By < rder
HON. AVM. D. HARDEN, Judge.
W. R. Nathans, Deputy- Clerk C. C. S.
GRAND FAMILY EXCURSION.
STEAMER POPE CATLIN will leave Kelly’s
Wharf, foot Bull street, on WEDNESDAY, MAY
18th, at 2:3o'p. m. for a trip around TYJ3EE BELL
BUOY, returning via LAZZARETTA CREEK,
affording a fine opportunity to enjoy the sea
breeze. Fare 50e.; children half price. MUSIC
and REFRESHMENTS on board.
This steamer can be chartered by excursions
by applying to the Captain on board.
SPECI AL NOtICE.
The cars fop the Blues’ Picnic THIS AFTER
NOON will leave the Coast Line Depot at 3, 4
and 5 o'clock. Returning will leave Greenwich
Park at 7, 8:30 and 10 o’clock.
J. M. MACCAW, Chairman Committee
Award of the judges of the Floral and Art Ex
hibition. held at Chatham Artillery Hall last
week: “Messrs. Davis Bros., best-toned pianos,
diploma. - ’
Please excuse us for mentioning the fact, but
as this was our first competitive exhibit, we
feel naturally more or less elated. We carry an
elegant line of pianos always in stock, and from
the volume of business that we now control in
this line we imagine the above verdict is wide
spread and unanimous. We handle the Knabe,
Kranich & Bach, Augustus, Bans & Cos. and
Estey pianos. Call or write. Prices and terms
liberal. DAVIS BROS.,
42 and 44 Bull street.
UK. HENRY S COLDIXG,
Office comer Jones and Drayton streets.
120 Horse Power ENGINE for sale at a bar
gain. Cylinder 20x30. About new and in per
fect order. A. B. HART,
Lake C'ity, Fla.
ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah) Ga.
ICE, ICE, ICE.
Wholesale and Retail.
Families, Stores and Offices
served daily with any desired
Ice packed for shipment by
Large buyers will find It to
their interest to consult us be
fore closing contracts for their
KNICKERBOCKER ICE COMPANY,
144 BAY STREET.
GRAIN AM) HAY7~"
Cow Peas, Keystone Mixed Feed.
HAY AND GRAIN.
-172 BAY STREET.
CO AL AND WOOD
OF all kinds and sizes. Promptly delivered.
Low est market pricoa.
ID- IR_ Tliomas,
DEALER IN COAL AND WOOD,
MOL A 88 ES.
500 BARRELS MOLASSES
fou bile by—
C. M. GILBERT & CO.
Base Bali To-Day
Guytons, of Guyton, Ga., vs. Amateur*
Base Ball Bark, 4. p>.
Admission 25c. Ladies free.
A Mammoth Picnic
—UNDER THE AUSPICES—
BRANCH 38, C. K. OF A.
—WILL BE GIVEN—
Wednesday, May 18, 188/
FOR THE BENEFIT OF
ST. MARY’S HOME
Tickets 25 and 50 cents. Can be purchased a
E. M. Connor s, J. B. Fernandez', W F Reid',
P. B. Reid’s, Henry Blun’s, M. Cooley's Kehoel
Irou Works, and from members of the Branch
Two bands of music will be in attendance Ra
freshments on the ground. Dinner 25
No baskets needed.
Cars leave Anderson street at 9:30, 10-25 19
2:25,3:25,4:30,7. Leave Montgomery at 10-30
Blount County, - Tennessee,
THIS Health Resort will be open Mav Ist, 1887
The most celebrated Dyspeptic tVatei
known. Elegant Hotel and Grounds. Excelienl
Table. Telephone connection with Knoxville
Rates: $1 per day ; $25 per month for May and
June; $2 per day, *lO and sl2 per week, $25 and
S4O per month for July and August. Half rat
for children. J. C/ENGEL, Prop.
Saratoga Springs, IS”. Y,
OPENS JUNE 25th.
Popular rates $3 00 perdaj
THE FAVORITE HOTEL OF SAVANNAHLVNS
Opens June 35th.
JAMES M. CASE, Proprietor.
Accommodates 1,000 persons. Rates. $3 per day
for rooms, except those on parlor and first floors.
Open from June 18 to Oct. 1.
CLEMENT & COX, Proprietors.
H. S. CLEMENT. Manager.
Union Avenue, opposite Congress Springs Park,
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 18th.
Fnr particulars address 229 Broadway, Room
18, N. Y., or 420 Gates Avenue. Brooklvn. N. Y.
PAUL C. GRIIiNING. Proprietor.
Indian Harbor Hotel,
Will Open Saturday, dune 18th,
Address WM. H. LEE,
Grand Hotel, 31st street and Broadway, New
7th and Chestnut Streets,
JOHN TRACY, PROPRIETOR.
RATES, $3 50 PER RAY.
Centrally located, only a short walk from
Penn'a and Reading Depots. New Passenger
Elevator. Electric Bells, New Dining Room and
all modern improvements. - Polite attendance
and unsurpassed table.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark’s.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
rpHE MOST centra! House in the city. Near
1 Post Office, Street. Cars and all Ferries
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bell*
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor.
_S._A. UPSON. Manager.
BROADWAY & FORTY-FIRST STREET
AMERICAN PLAN Centrally located. All
the latest improvemeuts. Cuisine ana ser
Special rates to permanent piests.
I. STEINFELD, Manager^
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
'T'HIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided mth
1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in
city) and has been remodeled and newly rue
nished. The proprietor, who by recent P ,ireu .~:
is also the owner of the establishment, span*
neither pains nor expense in the entertammen
of Ids guests. The patronage of Florida vig
ors is earnestly invited. The table of m
Screven House is supplied with every
that the markers at home or abroad can anew
KITS ELLS PRIVATE HOTEL
91 FIFTH AVENUE, NEAR 17th STREET,
A MERICAN and European plans. Eocatimi
J\ most central. Rooms en suite or etri•
First-class board and accommodations, Ir
reasonable as a boarding house.
JAMES KITS ELL,
’the MORRISON HOUSE.
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in
, • South.
A FFORDS pleasant South rooms, good
TV with pure Artesian Water, ut pric'-s to.
those wishing table, regular or transient now ,
modations. Northeast corner BrtmK“f
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall iioi-si.
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