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TUESDAY, MAY 17. 18S7.
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INDEX~TO MW ADVERTISEMENTS"
Meetings— Teiitonia Division No. 3. U. R. K.
®f P.; Savannah Lodge No. 1153, K. of H.;
Catholic Library Association.
Special Notices— To the Members of the Bar;
Cars for the Blues Picnic; Grand Family Ex
cursion by Steamer Pope CatliD.
Auction Sales— Barroom Fixtures, Etc., by 1.
D. Laßoche's Son.
Axtsements— Guytons and Amateurs at Base
Bail Park To-day.
Change or Schedule — Savannah, Florida and
The Biggest Thing Yet—David Weisbein.
Cheap Column Advertisements-Employ
ment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale; Board; Lost;
Proposals— For Furnishing Ship Chandlery'
and Rations for Revenue Vessels.
Vale Royal Manufacturing Co.— Savannah,
Coal and Wood— D. R. Thomas
The Cash System—L. &. B. S. M. H
Magazines— At Estill's News Depot.
Ken.slafx Ice— Kennebec Ice Coai'iany.
A Home Within the Reach or Any—C. H.
Dorseft. Real Estate Dealer.
Cow Peas. Etc.—G. S. McAlpin.
Legal Notice—Application for Discharge as
Receiver of East Tennessee, Virginia and Geor
Abuse of Got. Taylor has killed one Ten
nessee newspaper. Thus do the truly good
biumpb over the wicked.
Peace has this -ouutry in its grip. The
Generals and ex-GeneraLs have stopped fir
ing paper pellets at each other.
Between Pennsylvania editors and British
bondholders Virginia is having a hard time.
Why doesn't the Old Dominion homestead
on its assets?
It is estimated that the annual mortality
due to car-coupling accidents in this coun
try is 459. It is strange that somebody
doesn't invent an automatic coupler that can
About that little “How will Alabama do
for its name,’’ mistuke, the Anniston Hot
Blast is silent and sorry. Congressman
Crisp is also silent and sorry. The country
is disposed bn be hilarious.
It is again positively asserted that Secre
tary Lamar will become a citizen of Georgia
as soon as his term as a member of the Cabi
net expires. It is intimated that he desires
to represent Georgia in the United States
Before departing for Europe, it is under
stood that Mr. Blaine will appoint “Gail
Hamilton" and Col. Whiteluw Reid joint
guardiuns of his Presidential boom. Of
course they wil! lavish a woaltb of proxy
pareutal care pon it.
The Boston Globe has found an old lady
who declares that “nobody ever heart! of a
casus belli In old times, when people used
to behave themselves, come in early nights,
and live on plain viddles." It really is
alarming how new diseases multiply.
“Under a Democratic administration the
country is going to the dogs!” shout the Re
publican organs. Yet Senator Sherman
and other Republican leaders are said to be
making more money in real estate and man
ufactures than they ever made lieforu.
Smart people live down in Texas. Some
of them who wanted to import wool from
Mexico without paying duty had a flock of
sheep driven across the border and then
sheared the wool and placed it on the mar
ket, As the duty on live stock is small they
saved SO jier cent.
The Mayor of Toronto deserves to rank as
the meanest man in Canada. Even a bat
tered tramp wouldn't have sent a covert in
sult to a man by telegraph, C. O. D., but the
Toronto flunkey sent one to Editor O’Brien.
It is to the credit of Editor O’Brien that he
refused to receive it.
The Houston /Vs? mentions the case of a
Philadelphia girl who advertised for “a sit.
in pri. fain.'' She meant a situation in a
private family, no doubt, but a girl who so
shortens the English language would be
likely to kick against anything long, in
cluding hours of labor.
The woman’s suffrage piNiple of Brooklyn
are at war with each other. They have
just expelled Mrs. Hopfaronia Venus
Twichell from their association, upon the
ground that she “made them tired.” To lie
consistent they ought now to expel them
selves, for they make tha country very,
There are bite of information which, when
once set aflout, never entirely sink out of
memory. All the new.spajjers in the coun
try except one have announi'eil that Ella
Wheeler Wilcox says “the world has out
lived till its passion.” The single exception
having now also made the- announcement, it
is V, be hoped that Ella will withdraw her
statement and apologize.
A New York woman agreed to make
LJStf.) buttonholes for otte Kilverburg, who
was to pay her §9 10. When the last hole
was completed Bilverburg refused to pay,
upon the ground that his ) wittier had run
off to Canada with ull the linn’s cash. The
woman sued, nnd the court awurded her the
amount she claitntxl. Kilverburg ought t)o
have been made to pay a better price.
Think of it; 1,699 buttonholes for $9 10.
A Georgia man refused to take stock in n
new railroad because he was opposed to
Hunday trains. The railroad wits built
through his land, increasing its value 100
per cent. To ease his conscience ho has
given the land to his son, with the under
standing that it shall be sold and the pro
ceeds used for the benefit of the poor. His
neighbors are willing to bet a year’s crop
that he eonxidei* himself the only really
The Supreme Court Vacancy.
There have been at least a dozen names
mentioned in connection with the vacant
place in the United States Supreme Court.
Among them are those of Attorney General
Garland, of Arkansas: Gcii. Lawton and
ex-Congressman Hammond, of Georgia;
Hon. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia; ex-
Gov. Hoadlev, of Ohio: Judge Jackson, of
Tennessee; ex-Sonator McDonald, of Indi
ana, and Senator George, of Mississippi.
Doubtless many more will be suggested
before the vacancy is filled.
If it is true that the Senate Judiciary
Committee lias reached a tacit understand
ing that it will not report for confirmation
anyone for Supreme Justice who has passed
his 60th year the list from which a
selection mast be made will be much smaller
than that which finds its way into the news
papers. Hon. Randolph Tucker, for in
stance, would doubtless stand an excellent
chance for getting the place if he were not
so old. He is several years beyond 60,
although he is much more vigorous, men
tally and physically, than a large propor
tion of the men of 50.
It is probable that the President will not
fill the vacancy before Congress meets. He
would not like to have a nominee to so im
portant a position rejected by the Senate,
and if he waits until December he can find
out whom the Senate will confirm before he
makes a nomination. It is not improbable
that he would like to give the place to At
torney General Garland. It has been un
derstood for a long time that the Attorney
General has no higher ambition than a
place on the Supreme bench. The Presi
dent would be very severely criticised
for appointing him. however, because of
Mr. Garland’s connection with the Pan-
Electric telephone scandal. While fair
minded men will not admit that Mr. Gar
land was guilty of anything but indiscretion
in that matter, there is, nevertheless, a feel
ing in the public mind that he did not guard
his honor us a Senator with the vigilance
that he should. He was very
popular with the Senators, however, when
he was in the Senate, and if he were nomi
nated to the Supreme bench he would un
doubtedly be confirmed.
Mr. Justice Harlan, who was appointed
from Kentucky, is at present the onlj 7
Southern member of tlie court. That State,
however, belongs almost as much to the
West as to the Sonth. It is reasonable to
suppose that a Southern man will bo ap
pointed to the vacancy. There are many
eminent lawyers in the South, and the
President will have no difficulty in finding
among them one every way qualified for a
place on the Supreme bench.
The only Democrat of the Supreme Court
is Mr. Justice Field, and it has been rumored
lately that he thinks of retiring. He is
getting well along in years, and has served
long enough to entitle him to the pension
which his position gives him.
No one of the Justices was appointed by a
Democratic President. Mr. Justice Miller,
who has served longer than any of the other
Justices, was appointed twenty-five years
ago by President Lincoln. Four of the Jus
tices are quite old, however, and as it is
pretty certain that the next President will
be a Democrat the chances are that within
the next three or four years very nearly half
the court will be Democrats.
Earnings ot a Great Singer.
Patti left for her home in Wales on Sat
urday. While in this country she gave fifty
four performances, for which she received
$220,000. • For each appearance in concert
she was guaranteed $2,500, and was given
an interest in the receipts. The average
amount that shn got out of each concert was
$3,800. Every time that she sang in opera
she was paid $5,009. She spent money
freely at all the hotels at which she stopped.
Her expenses at tlie Windsor Hotel, New
York, were $75 a day. It is estimated that
she carried to Europe with her as the profits
of her season in this country $200,000.
It is doubtful if any other singer ever had
such earning power as she has. The most
celebrated singers of the past did not com
mand anything like the prices that she does.
Indeed, the greatest writers, lawyers and
business men fall far behind her iu their
earning capacity It is probable that
there are great speculator; who
now and then make more than
$200,000 in the course of a few months, but
they do not depend upon tlieir knowledge
anil skill alone. They are aided by an im
mense capital. Without that they could do
nothing. Patti depends alone upon her
powers as a singer and her reputation.
Those who struggle through the world,
barely able to keep the wolf from the door,
must think thnt fortune's favors are very
unevenly distributed when they read of the
immense sums which are paid her for sing
ing a few hours in nn evening. The world,
however, can afford one Patti.
Fears are entertained at Washington that
the national drill will prove a fail
ure. All efforts to provoke enthusiasm
with regard to it luive failed. Some of
those who are interested it( it blame the
railroads. They claim that the railroads
made a mighty pretense of offering cheap
excursion rates to Washington, but ate
really keeping the people away by refusing
to allow put ties of less than twentv-Hve to
profit by the reduction. If the drill is not a
success some of the Washington hotel
keepers will feel like going into mourning.
Joseph R. Buchanan, editor of the Labor
Inquirer , which is published in Chicago and
Denver, charges thnt General Master Work
man Powderly is a member of the Social
Labor jiarty, that be holds its red card of
membership, and that lie saluted its blood
red fiag when it was carried iu a labor pa
rade last fall. He offers to print, the Gen
eral Master Workman's reply to the charges.
The latter says that lie dix-sn’t intend to hold
office for another term, a declaration which
seine understand to mean that lie is afraid
to attempt a reply.
Lysandcr Spooner, who died in Boston
last week, was called tho father of cheap
postage. In 1844 he established a private
mail from Boston to New York, and after
ward extended it to Philadelphia nnd Balti
more. He carried letters for 6c. each. The
government prosecuted him, and force* 1 him
to abandon his entei-priso, but he showed
that cheap jtostage was possible, and, in
1845, Congress reduced the postage rates.
The next time there is need for anew stamp,
Spooner's likeness ought to grant it.
H. Riiler Haggard, the English novelist
who originated the He, She and It litorii
ture which is deluging the world, intends
to institute suit for damages against nu en
terprising American publisher. The latter
advertises the novel called “King Solomon's
Wives, by H. Hider Haggard.” Haggard
thinks such a parody upon one of his best
novels and Uis name a grevious Injury to
his reputation. Tho suffering public will
' ■■■ •- hi biaAuit. .
TIIE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1887.
A River Front Railroad.
Why ip it that the projected railroad
along the river front of this city from the
Central railroad wharves to those of the
Savannah. Florida and Western railway has
not been built? The right of way was
secured several years ago, and it was ex
pected at that time that the road would bo
constructed at once.
The road would be of the greatest benefit
to Savannah. It would not only enhance
the value of the wharves and warehouses
along the river front, but, also, would en
able the wholesale merchants of this city to
handle their goods at much less expense.
The buildings which are adjacent to the
wharves have an immense storage capacity,
and their lower stories, in many instances,
are now useless. If the road in question were
built, merchandise of all kinds could be re
ceived and shipped by river or rail at much
less cst than it can now be here, or at any
other city in the Soutd
One of the chief objects of Savannah
should be to increase her trade. She can
do that better by underselling her rivals
than in any other. In order to sell goods
cheaply she must handle them cheaply.
Every unnecessary expense mast be lopixxl
off. The expenses of doing business con
sume tiie profits of it.
A railroad under the bluff would increase
the facilities for doing business, and would
do away with the expense of transferring
merchandise from one point to another by
drays and trucks. The cars and steamers
would deposit goods on the wharves close to
the warehouses, und would, also, receive
them there for distribution.
The city, the merchants, the wharf owners
and the railroads are all interested in having
this road built. Why, then, do they not
take some action towards building it ?
If they would all pull together there is
reason for thinking that it would be con
structed very soon. It would certainly pay
a big interest on the money invested in it.
Let some of the enterprising merchants
agitate this matter. If the road is built it
will be money in their pockets, as well as in
tlie pockets of the river front property
Admission to the Bar.
A Swedish gentleman who recently visited
Georgia expressed much surprise to a friend
on account of the youth of the men whom
he found at the head of important business
enterprises. His surprise, however, gave
place to pleasure when he observed how suc
cessfully such enterprises were conducted.
Subsequently he inquired at what age one
could obtain license to practice law or medi
cine. The reply, as far as it related to
license to practice law, evidently astonished
him, for he wrote in his note-book: “Intie
State of Georgia, U. S. A., boys are per
mitted to practice law! What a country!"
A statute of Georgia once required that
an applicant for admission to the bar should
be 21 years of age. When Thomas R. R.
Cobb completed his college course he ap
plied for admission, but was refused because
he was too young. His friends, who were
determined that tlie obstacle in his way
should lie removed, induced the General
Assembly to repeal the statute that has been
mentioned. It has never been re-enneted,
and hence a boy of 15, if he is prepared to
pass the necessary examination, may obtain
license to practice in the Georgia courts.
Since the war a very large number of
young men not of age have been admitted to
the bar. The result has certainly not been
altogether bad, but it lias not been clitirely
good. It is believed by many that.tlie liar
of Georgia does not average as high as jt
once did. An old lawyer, one who will
never fotgive Jack Jones for introducing his
“short forms” into the practice, says that
breaches of professional honor are more
numerous now than formerly. It is doubt
ful, however, if the youth of those who are
admitted to the bar is the cause of this un
happy fact. It is more probable that the
farcical examinations of applicants are the
cause of it; for it is well-known that men of
small legal attainments and of less charac
ter are thus sometimes admitted to a circle
from which they ought to be debarred.
The chief objection to admitting very
young men to the bar is that a majority of
them lack both judgment and a knowledge
of the law. Very few of them devote them
selves closely to the study of the law. The
truth is, there are lawyers in Georgia whose
library consists of the Code alone, und who
devote the greater part of their tune to local
The Georgia Bar Association has had the
question of raising the standard of admis
sion to the bar under consideration, but, it
seems, has been unable to reach a conclusion.
It could not do the State a greater service
than to advise the raising of this standard.
Gov. Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia, does not
believe in permitting politics to interfere
with the harmony of tho Veteran Associa
tions of that State. Home opposition was
manifested to John S Wise becoming a
member of lan* Camp, Confederate Veteran
Association, nnd Gov. Lee learning of it,
wrote a letter in which he said: “[ write to
express the hope that no objection will be
made upon the part of any member to Capt,
Wise joining the association. Tho creden
tials and membership are based upon tho
Confederate’s record as a man, uml not upon
liis politics, and I should be, very sorry to
bear that fealty to either political party w as
the test of qualification to membership of
the lee Camp.”
The Now York Sun says that Mrs. Hetty
Green, the Wall street woman of many
millions, “is mighty particular in selecting
the modest room she occupies in n boarding
house. Her first question to the landlady is.
‘Are there any rojiortor* in the house?’ If
not, she inquires, ‘Have any reporters ever
lived in the house? If such a disaster has
occurred to the landlady. Mrs. Green cares
not to hear when it happened: the mere fact
that reporters have had a habitation in the
house is enough. She says ‘Good-day,’ and
Is gone.” Clearly, Mrs. Green stands more
in awe of the reporters then tho reporters
do of her millions.
The Rev. Mason, of Paterson, N. J., tried
to make a second Kant Jones of himself, lmt
failed, lie denounced his hearers us liars,
hypocrite, 1 leasts anil devils, and character
ized the churches which differed from his as
“places where oid devils taught, young
devils to be greater devils than they them
solves were.” His hearers retaliated by pelt
ing him with bail eggs aud dead cats. This
country hasn't room for more than one Sam
Jones, and it doesn’t want him long in one
It is thought that foreign immigration to
this country this year will add 1,000,000 to
the population. Russia, Austria, Hungary,,
Roland und Italy arc the countries that are
sending over the largest number of immi
grants. Tho Knights of Labor are not
pleased with the outlook. They think there
_are already cuough ULorors m
A Suggestive Theme.
/V om the Cincinnati Enquirer iDem.)
1? Gov. Hoadly desires to make another speech
upon our common schools h>- might take this
theme: If they would try to teujh les3 they
might teach more.
The Millennium in Sight.
From the Xew York Herald Und.)
The Tribune praises Mr. Cleveland's speech at
the unveiling of Garfield's statue. If this sort
of thing is to go on we shall have to reprimand
the little boy who defines “Republican" as “a
sinner mentioned in the Bible."
Mr. Randall’s Two Sides.
From the Missouri Republican 1 Deni.)
Mr. Samuel J. Randall says President Cleve
land should be renominated, and if be is, Mr.
Randall wilLundoubtedlv do what he can as a
Deinocraticpartisan to secure his election. In
the meantime, as an un-Democratie partisan, he
will go on doing bis best to make the election of
any Democrat impossible.
English Jubilee Mercy.
From the Washington. Star Und.)
The English government does not see its way
clear to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee by releas
ing any Irish prisoners whatever The quality
of English jubilee mercy is exceedingly strained,
and drops only upon distant India, where no
danger exists that a mereiful sovereign may be
called upon to forgive the unpardonable crime
of boycotting. For the Irish the jubilee of the
' Queen of Ireland" is marked not by merciful
releases, but by making new prisons, and by the
threat of savage coercion.
The coat-tail flirtation is the latest. A wrin
kled coat-tail bearing dusty toe marks, means:
"I have spoken to your father."—Detroit Free
“Can the mind conceive of such a thing as no
time S’" frenziedly asks the sceptical reformer.
Easily, man; easiest thing in the world. The
three days of grace is note time.— Binghamton
Tiie streets of Canton are only three or four
feet wide, and when a woman with a bustle on
gets into one of them, she lias to go clear
through before she can turnaround. — Burling
ton Free Press.
On the Avenue—Professional Beat: Dear
boy. glad to see you. Come and dine with me
Kicii Friend-No, thanks. I'd sooner lend you
The towels used in the Treasury Department
have the monogram "U. S. T. I). woven in the
centre of each. It is supposed to stand for
“Uncomfortably Small and Terribly Dirty.”—
llioh Old Style Dauohteii -Are my feathers
on all right, ma!
Mother (with opera glasses)—l will see. Oh,
yes; they are all right, except one I put the
step ladder away, so that I can't fix it. but it
don’t look so bad, my dear. -Merchant Traveler.
“I have a friend,” said a Syracusan, “who
paints gra|>es so naturally that birds leave the
real article to peek at the pictures.”
‘ Oh, that’s nothing,” replied a Utican. “I
have a cousin who reproduces dogs so well that
be has to muzzle them to prevent their bark
ing.”—Rochester Union. .
“Doos ar l among the flowers that bloom in
the spring,” remarked the snake editor.
“What is the matter with you;'” asked the
"Nothing. This is the spring, Isn’t it?”
“Well, I went into the woods yesterday and
round the dog would blossom.”— Pittsburg
Chicago girl— s'es, indeed. Chicago is becom
ing dreadfully literary. My brother wears a
Browning overcoat and Byron collars aud we
girls have just formed a Kir Waiter Scott Club.
Omaha girl— Have you had any meetings?
.“Only one so far. You see we concluded lie
fore beginning with his writings we would read
a sketch of his life, but we found that would
take an awful long while aud we feel quite dis
“I should not think it would take long.”
“Well, the librarian told ns we would have to
read a good deal of American history in order to
understand Scott’s part in it.’’— Omaha World.
“Oh. come where the cyanides softly flow.
And the carburets droop o’er the oxides below;
Where the rays of potassium lie while on the
And the song of the silicate never is still.
Come, on, come, tumpti-tum-tum,
Peroxide of soda aud urani um.
“Where alcohol’s liquid at thirtv degrees.
And no chemical change can afreet m’nganese;
While the alkalis flourish and acids are free.
My heart shull be constant, sweet science, to
Yes. to thee, fiddle-dum-dee,
Zinc, borax and bismuth and H2QIC.”
Detroit F\ee Press.
We have prepared a set of notices for Dakota
business men. to be hung up in their offices to
save talk and lubricate matters generally. They
are neatly printed 'with type standing 10 inches
high, and well proportioned, on heavy cardboard
of a bright crushed-yellow-dog tint. The set in
cludes the following:
“I am Not Out Here for My Health.”
“This is My Busy Day.”
“I am Something of a Liar Myself.”
“1 came to the Territory the Fall Before you
“Funeral of the Last Agent at 3 p. m.”
“I am Raising a Fund for a Public Improve
“Yes. it is a Very Hot (or Cold) (or Rainy) (or
“I also have Real Estate I Wish to Si: 11.”
“Yes, I Don’t Care if I do Step Out aud Have
Something, Colonel.”— Dakota Bell.
Mme. Patti-Nicolini has bean learning to play
The Ex-Khedive of Egypt is suffering severely
Recently at a social gathering in London
Edwin A. Abbey sang a duet with Mary Ander
Pattt does not rehearse for any of the operas
she has sung repeatedly during the past twenty
Ex -President Hayes has quite recovered his
health and now takes long walks accompanied
by his wife.
Henry 51. Stanley, takes snuff when traveling
in very hot regions. He says that it helps to
preserve his eyesight.
Rfhnu arut rides horseback like a trooper, and
while in New ark. S. J., took a horseback ride on
the Orange mountain.
Capt. Anderson, who sailed the Coronet, is a
skillful painter of marine views and frequently
takes a flyer ou Wall street, too.
The Duke of Manchester has very little to do
with his son and heir. Viscount Mandeville. The
Viscountess, however, is a favorite with her
Count Herbert Bismarck. Imperial German
sUnlter of Foreign Affairs, will speud the holi
day lie is about to take in Dublin with the .Mar
quis of Ismdomlerry, the Viceroy.
51. J. Ezekiel, the Cincinnati sculptor, who
made the statue of Religious Liberty in Fair
mount Park, lias received from tlie Grand Duke
of Kaxe-Meiuingfu the Cavalier’s Cross of Merit.
The venerable comedian. Danielson, recently
completed his sixtieth year of unbroken service
on the Hanover Court Theatre stage. The Ger
man Emperor sent bun on the occasion a purse
of 1.000 marks.
Mon. Capei, is again spoken of at Rome for a
missionary bishopric. It is said tlint the erratic
prelate has become an expert fisherman, and
tha' lie is preparing for a season with the trout
of the Adirondack*.
The oil portraits of Secretaries of the Treas
ury, in the department building r.t Washington,
now extend from Hamilton to Folger. and the
officers iu charge ure planning to add .Messrs.
Gresham mid slunuiug to the list.
Queen Olga, of Greece, is fond of swimming,
ami a pond lined with white marble is to lie con
structed iu the grounds of the royal pol ice at
Athens so ibui tie - Queen Coil disport herself
with her attendants like Diana and her maids.
Ever since the year that Gen. Custer camped
at Yankton. Dak., there lias lsien a heavy crop
of blue grass on the old campground. It is sup
p .sed that the ill 'nfed command carried baled
nine grass for forage, and the scattered sited
Cm., ltics. Gov. Hill’s private secretary, is a
youthful looking mun, wuh a smooth face and
blonde l air. He is about 21) yea. -of age, but
does not look over 22. He is affable in muuner,
nnd extremely popular In Albany society, lie
is u clever politician, ami as invaluable to llill
as is Lamoiit to the President.
Prop. Albert Russell Wallace, the English
naturalist, who greatly aided Darwin j n
oping the evolution theory, is traveling and lec
turing In the West. He says the orang outang,
chimpanzee and gorilla have strong iioints of
reseinblaiKV to mun. Prof. Russell' is more
t ban ever convinced of the truth of evolution.
Htrangely enough he i a Spiritualist. He does
not believe that there, is such a thing nsabsolute
death. He believes that men live hereafter in a
state of progression, lie has. be says, a good
deal of faith iu the doctrine of bvuslenborg.
AN ALGERIAN DUEL.
Fierce Encounter Between an Arab
General and a French Journalist.
F'rom the Manchester Courier.
There was formerly in the French service in
Algeria a general of Arab origin, Yusuf by name.
One day all Algeria was moved to laughter by a
satirical sketch of Gen. Yusuf in the local papers
under the title of “Monsieur Joujou. The
writer, it was said, was M. Arthur de Fronvielie,
the editor of the paper, who took the responsi
bility. Soon after, one tine morning, the jour
nalist heard a terrible knocking at the door.
"Come in!” It was Gen. Yusuf, who showed
his Arab visage at the threshold. He was fol
lowed by an ordnance officer. M. de Fronvielie
was still lying tranquilly in bed. “Are you
Monsieur de Fronvielie?” asked the General.
"Yes.” "Was it you that called me ‘Monsieur
Joujou?' We must fight!” "At vourcommand.
General. I will have a couple of my friends—"
“No! no! None of that nonsense!” thundered
Yusuf. “We will fight immediately. Under
stand? I want to kill you!” "Ah', in that case
permit me to rise. And where shall we fight, if
you please. General?” “Right here*' “In my
bedroom?” "Yes.” “All right. And this gen
tleman will serve as a witness?” “Yes.” \ery
well. I'm ready for you now.”
Yusuf drew' liis sabre, and at a sign his ord
nance officer did the same. The bedroom was
veiy small -nothing cheerful about this strange
duel. “Take your choice, monsieur,” said the
General, holding out both swords. Fronvielie
took the officer's sabre. Yusuf threw off his
tunic, rolled up his sleeves and held his sable in
his bale arm, which was corded with the muscles
of an athlete. His white teeth shone from his
swarthy face. Uttering yells like a jackal, and
bounding like a tiger, savage and frightful.be
was making ready to transfix his adversary with
his first stroke, this stroke the newspaper man
fended, but it cut him terribly on his right arm.
Yusuf stuck the point of his sabre in the fioor
and said: “You can't use your arm: to continue
the combat would be murder. We will finish
this affair after you are cured.” SI. de Fron
The second day after the fight the General
presented himself at the wounded man's lodg
ing, and regularly every morning thereafter.
”1 hope you will forgive me for getting well so
slowly, General; a little patience and I am with
you,” said Fronvielie. “I am very patient." an
swered Yusuf. When the wounded mail was
able to go out at last, Gen. Yusuf was the first
to meet him. But it was to offer him his arm.
and ask him to lean on it. All his auger had
slowly changed to esteem.
It was a boy of 7 who provided last Sunday's
fun in the pew of a city church, writes Gilsey in
the Utica Observer. His elderly father has been
gouty this spring, and had a lot of leeches ap
plied to his refractory legs. After the innocent
leech had been used he put the little fellow into
a fish globe and made what he called a natural
barometer. He drew my attention to their pc
culiarities. When the weather was fine the
leeches were near the top: when it was stormy
they hugged the bottom; when it was windy
they went rattling around like circus riders.
One particularly large and active leech was the
boy's favorite. Johnny fished him out with a
paper cutter and named him Billy. He fed him
on the back of the cook’s neck and on his oldest
sister'd pug dog. So Billy waxed lusty and very
hilarious. After hours of play Billy would lie
put back with his relatives in the fish bowl.
Sunday found the small boy at jieace with all
the world and anxious to shim' its pleasures. To
that end Billy was fished out of the bowl, im
prisoned in a pomade pot, and carried off to
The boy's two maiden sisters were taking in
all the bonnets and thinking how sweet their
family doctor looked in a check suit, when they
became conscious that their little brother was
groping around their feet.
• what is the matter with you?" snapped the
elder; “sit up on your seat.”
“I don’t want to,” whimpered the boy; “I
want to find it.”
“Wait till after church,” suggested the other
lady, supposing it was a china alley or an
•’lt'll be lost forever if I wait,” persisted son
ny, “an’ I wouldn’t lose him for a dollar.”
' What is it you have lost?” asked the elder,
as she grabbed the boy's hand, that was travel
ing carefully up her garter.
"Billy; he's been gone some time,” said the
boy. almost crying.
"Billy, the leech?” gasped the horrified wo
"Do yer suppose it’s Billy the Kid?” sneered
Pul— with horror and all the ghastly possibili
ties of the accident, those two women rose and
pushed-out of the church. The boy made a
rapid search of the hassocks and carpets, and
with a sort of instinct rushed after his sisters.
He overtook them in the vestibule. Mary was
clenching her clothes in the neighborhood of her
waist and holding the garments as far away as
possible. Martha was asking her in broken
tones if she thought she’d got it. "Let me see,”
says the youngstei "Youain'sso apt to have
it as Martha, for site was next to me when Billy
Martha, thus encouraged, gave a yell and
clutched her bust?.;.
“Oh, dear, soar thing stuck me like a pin,”
sobbed the disturoed maiden.
“Billy, fora doughnut,” shouted the wretched
boy, as the blaze door swung open and the
people began to pour out.
"What's the matter?" asked an anxious parish
ioner of the disturbed maiden.
"They're hunting Billy, my pet leech," ex
plained Bub; "I lost it loose in church.”
Amid great laughter the girls escaped and
flew on the wings of fear for the paternal man
sion. In less time than they ever undressed be
fore the ladies disrobed and hunted for Billy.
"It much be back in the church.” groaned the
iad, as his sisters came down stairs after the un
Twenty minutes later, when the family and a
few friends were sitting down to luncheon, there
came a triumphal howl from the boy: “Unbut
ton me quick, it’s Billy. I got him myself all
the time!” And sure enough, Billy hail ridden
back in safety in the seat of Johnny’s little
Queer Use for the Darlings.
Prom the Los Anqeles (Cal.) Times.
A fanuer named August Pircli, who lives near
Garvonzn, is the happy possessor of a dozen
fine, healthy children. These youngstei-s grow
fast, eat three or four hearty meals a day. and
the way they wear out clothes is enough to
make a woolen factory think a cyclone bad
struck it. Mr. Pirch has been in hot water with
his little fishes for years, and was about to give
up in despair when a bright idea struck him.
He had a tract of land that could not he used
for the want of water. But how to irrigate the
land without speling a large sum of money
was a mystery. A ditch would cost thousands
of dollars, but corner 1. is have not been so
plentiful in the Pirch family asthe happy father
could have wished, and his bankbook' simply
showed a balance of a few hundreds instead of
thousands. He figured on the cost of a well
am! found that he could stand a sixty-toot. well,
a cheap pump and one of those great big family
swings which are noticed at pleasure gardens
and German picnic grounds. The well was
bored, the pump was set up, and the swing was
put in working order.
“Here, you little rascals," said the elder Pirch
to his little fishes, “come out here and get in
this swing. I'm going to give you something fc.
play with.” In five minutes the children were
flying back and forth through the air. The
pump worked up and down, making a merry
time,and a fourteen-inch stream of water flowed
from the well. The children don’t know that
they ore working, as the swing is some distance
from the well, and is connected by an iron rod
which works the pump, as the swing vibrates
back and forth. Mr. Pirch is positive that the
youngsters will pump enough water during the
day to irrigate a large tract of land.
From Vox Populi.
“Men work from morn till set of sun.” They do.
•' But woman’s work is never done. ” Quite true.
For when one task she's finished, something's
Awaiting* beginning all year round.
Whether it lie
To draw the tea
Or bake the bread,
Or make the bed,
Or ply the broom,
Or diist the room.
Or tloor to scrub,
Or knives to rub.
Or table to set,
Or meals to get.
Or shelves to scan.
Or fruit to can.
Or seeds to sow.
Or plants to grow,
Or linens bleach.
Or lessons teach.
Or butter churn.
Or jackets turn,
Or polish glass.
Or plate of brass.
Or clothes to mend.
Or children tend,
C)r notes indite
Or stories write—
But I must stop, fo:- really If I should
Name all the oars, take me a day it would.
Bo many ure there that I do di-clare
More Ism Is than I could count might have a
And yet enough be left; and, nien-folk these
Same oars propel your barks o'er household
Into sunny havens where you rest at ease.
And, one Word more, don't you forget It, please.
It is relate!! that a Chicago woman who has
hod three husbands, all of whom she has "dis
einliaiTaased' herself of. la writing a book on
"How to Make Howe Hopin'." —Chicaua Tuna.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Accor Mas ox Ecxixs, of Clinton, Mo., dropped
dead in her dooryard the other day while feed
ing her chickens. She was 106 years old and a
Capt. W. H. Mprcheson, of Medon, Tenn.,
had fasted fifty days on Friday last. During
that time it is claimed that he has not taken a
swallow of either food or drink. He sits up and
Three years ago a small moth flew into the
ear of J. G. Staib of Wilmington, Del. It re
mained just inside the drum of the ear until the
other day, when the application of milk poul
tices amf salt water resulted in its removal. It
was alive, and flew several feet.
At the present time there are on the pension
lists of the British army the names of widows of
officers to whom pensions were granted seventy
years ago. Some of these widows must there
fore be from 100 to 130 years of age. But the
average Englishman is sceptical on this point,
preferring to believe that there is fraud some
A 3-year-old Waterbury boy, whose legs
were deformed from birth, was taken to the
New Haven City Hospital, where the surgeon
broke one of the legs three times, and the other
one twice, and then straightened and reset the
bones. The child endured the operation well
under ether, and now walks long distances with
only a slight limp.
The charges against Pastor C. C. Herriott, of
Westminster Presbv'terian church, St. Paul, who
has been asked to resign, are peculiar. They are
that he used the study attached to the church as
an office lor his real estate speculations; that he
made §9,000 in booming real estate, and while
advising his flock to give one-tenth of all they
possess to the Dol'd, made no such partition of
his own profits.
A party of excursionists from Boston recently
visited the town of El Paso del Norte, in Mexico.
“They came into the shop,” said a merchant of
the town, "but that was all l ight Then the first
thing I knew they walked hack into our living
part of the house and went to pulling over
things and looking into drawers just as if they
were at home. My wife had to ask them to go
out. and had to push them so she could shut the
door. They only laughed and thought it was a
great joke that Mexicans should have any feel
A clergyman of Auburn, Me., after eating
luncheon in a railroad eating house, picked up
what he thought was his bag and went on’his
journey. When he got home the bag was
opened in the presence of his wife, who was
grieved to see lying side by side several bottles
which, according to their labels, contained fire
water of the strongest kind. the bag belonged
to a drummer for a liquor house, and the drum
mer was probably also surprised when he found
that in the bag that he h*a were three solid, or
A society man in Buffalo, N. Y., telks how
near he came being arrested for a pickpocket :
“I was walking along absent-mindedly.” he
says: "when I happened to notice the car that I
had been waiting for had passed me. I threw
up my hand suddenly to motion to the conduc
tor to stop, and got my fingers entangled in the
watchchain of a gentleman who came up. I
suppose he thought I was trying to rob him. for
he made a grab at me and ran after me half the
way to the car. Then he went back, hut I sup
pose he told the police what a narrow escape he
Watches have an interesting history. The
first one was about the size of a dessert plate.
It liad weights, and was used as a pocket chick.
The first great improvement was the substitu
tion of springs for weights. This was done in
1540. The earliest springs were not coiled, but
only straight pieces of steel. The watches had
only one liana, and being wound up twice a day,
could not be expected to keep the time nearer
than fifteen or twenty minutes in the twelve
hours. The dials were' of silver or brass. The
cases had no crystals, but opened at the back
and front, and were four or five inches in diam
eter. A plain watch in those days cost about
§I,OOO. It took a year to make one.
Cardinal Manning, who was one of the speak
ers the other afternoon at Grosvenor House,
London, in support of the Royal Victoria Hall,
related the following anecdote: One evening he
was walking in West London, and passed a
laboring man. who, with his pipe in his mouth,
was walking along. “Good night,” said the
prelate, by way of beginning a conversation,
which before long turned on the temperance
question. The workman, it appeared, had not
taken the pledge, having consulted a friend
about the matter, who thought there was no
need for him to do so. as he was no drunkard.
The Cardinal, probably thinking that example
is better than precept, told the man that he had
taken it. whereupon the latter promptly replied
by asking: "Did you want it, your reverence?”
“To plume one's self ” comes from the Hun
garians, who placed in their caps a feather for
each Turk killed, and, therefore, were decorated
according to valor. The usfe of the white feather
as a sign of withdrawal from a contest or as a
truce undoubtedly arose from the fact that in
leaving the field the white feathers were the
most easily seen. The sending of a white feather
to one intending fighting meant usually a warn
ing from some friend that discretion would be
the better part of valor. The question has often
been asked why the feathers of the peacock,
beautiful as thov are, have the reputation of
bringing bad luclc to the wearer. The East In
dians and the North American Indians believe
that feathers endow their owner with the vices
or virtues of the bird from which they are
plucked, and as the peacock is vain, arrogant
and greedy, he can scarcely endow one with all
the virtues. The kingfisher has been a highly
honored bird, and to possess one of his feathers
or a bit of his skin has meant great fortune.
The Tartai-s firmly believe that he who touches
a beautiful woman with a kingfisher's feather
will gain her love.
As Policeman Warren, of the West End pre
cinct, in Boston, was standing at Cambridge and
Temple streets about 2:30 o'clock Saturday
morning, he was startled by the sudden appear
ance of an apparition in white gliding out of
Lynde street into Cambridge street. Warren
started after the ghost, which began to run at
great speed, its hair streaming out behind. Bv
a hard spurt Warren overtook and seized it. The
ghost materialized into a good-looking young
woman, in bare feet, and an embroidered night
dress: but the maiden said nothing, ami War
ren, thinking she was insane, took her to the
station, where she still maintained silence. It
was evidently a cose of somnambulism. Lieut.
Gaskin laid his hand upon the young woman's
should ■!• to see if it would rouse her. when she
suddenly threw her arms about his neck and
laid her head upon his manly breast. She was
still unconscious, end the embarrassed lieutenant
had great difficulty in escaping from her em
brace. A physician was sent for, and after
about fifteen minutes she roused and was terri
bly shocked by the situation in which she found
herself. She was wrapped in a quilt and taken
to her home on Lynde street.
Hon. Henry Edwards, member of the Penn
sylvania House of Representatives from law
re nee county, says that a few days ago two
boys, agod 10 and 12 years, sons of prominent
residents of New Castle, Pa , broke open a
powder house a mile from that oity, and remov
ing u keg of powder, opened it anil poured it on
the ground in a circle 10 feet in diameter. A
laboring man named Thomas Andrews lives in
the woods with his family a short distance from'
the powder house. Four of bis children, the
oldest 8 year* of age, were playing about in the
woods, and the two hoys who hud spread the
powder on the ground induced the four children
to “come out in the road and see Rome fire
works.” The boys got the four to stand in the
ring of powder nnd then ignited it. The chil
dren Inside the ring were all terribly burned.
Two of them had their eyes burned out, and the
Injuries of all four are so serious that their re
covery is doubtful. In the event of their getting
well they will la. horribly disfigured for life.
The parents of the two New Castle boys have
offered large stuns to settle the wretched affair
with the father of the four injured children.
In there days of war rumors the French
A unuaivc Militinre for tho current year Is most
interesting reading. The Ait nun ire tor 1887, al
though it falls fur short of the German I'any
und Quartii i-Listo in accuracy and complete
ness of detail, is nevertheless a vast advance
and great improvement on l be meagre volumes
which used to appeal- of old. Contrasting it,
'with that of 1879. which was a modes! tome, it
shows what an immense change has taken place
In the French army during that period. The
army of 1870 had only 610 infantry chefs de bat
aillon, whereas to-day the number is 997. Offi
cers of other ranks and arms of the
service have increased In u corres
ponding proportion, the only reduction
being the number of Marshals, of
whom then' are now but three against seven
who formerly held that rank. The Marshals
who have disappeared from the Annuuire art;
Vulllunt. Baraguer d’Htllleni, Randon anil
Fnrey, who are dead, ami unlucky Baznine, who
has lilerally been drummed out of the French
uruiy like a common private. Another notice
able change in the present Annuatre from that
of the old days Is toe large increase in the num
ber of staff oflliTirs. Before the Franco-German
war the staff was composed of 580 officers of all
rants. The largest number of officers detached
in this manner is at the Ministry of War, which
is also full of soldier-clerks.
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