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Morning News Suilding, Savannah, Ga
FRIDAY. MAY 2 7, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Special Notices—City Taxes: Savannah Rifle
Association; Removal. Dr. Montague L, Boyd.
Picnic—Of Wesley Sunday School.
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■ The military spirit in Georgia is quite
active just now. Perhaps the troops intend
to make a midsummer attack upon the Hon.
Charles Reimer, Boss Tweed’s old partner,
died in Brooklyn on Saturday last. His end
was peaceful, for, unlike Tweed,'he never
In Buffalo, N. Y., 00,000,000 jxiunds of
soap are manufactured every year. It should
be explained that it is not the kind of soap
used by the Republicans to carry elections.
The best evidence that the Prohibition
contest in Texas has excited bad blood is
the fact that the leaders of the two factions
no longer address each other as “Colonel.”
It is stated that Mr. Blaine is the favorite
of a majority of the senior class of Brown
University. But, then, the senior class of
Brown University doesn't elect the Presi
dent of the United States.
The Philadelphia mint has prepared a
number of “peace medals” to be presented
to the Indians. The best “peace medals”
that could be offered the Indians are bullets
shot out of some army rifles.
It is feared in Massachusetts that if the
men do not stop emigrating to the West the
State will soon be in the hands of the
women. “Her Excellency, the Governess
of Massachusetts,” wouldn’t sound so bajJ.
Buffalo Bill has begun a course of lec
tures for the benefit of the people of London.
It is to be hoped that he will succeed in
convincing them that every American is
not born with a revolver in his hip pocket.
Houseowners in the vicinity of New York
appear to have a bitter antipathy to chil
dren. They instruct their agents to rent to
none but childless people. The New York
Herald suggests that house-hunters will
have to murder their children if they wish
to obtain shelter.
The town of Shenandoah, Pa., is without
r postmaster, although the office is worth
$1,700 a year. It seems that nobody in
Shenandoah wishes to hold office. If some
enterprising showman c6uld arrange to
transport the town about the country he
would make a fortune.
The London Times, sometime ago, stated
that 4,000 convicted felons were at large in
Texas. The news) lari's of the Lone Star
State declare that the consular agents at
Galveston are responsible for the falsehood.
The Times ought to know that the felons of
this country who escape imprisonment gen
erally go to Canada.
Mi's. Hannah O'Brien, of New Haven,
Conn., celebrated Queen Victoria’s birthday
in rather a novel manner. She decorated
her house with mourning emblems, and at
night burned a life-sized effigy of the Queen.
The O’Briens seem to be determined to prove
their loyalty to Ireland.
A Kansas jiaper is authority for the state
ment that Senator Colquitt intends to re
move to that State. The reason assigned is
that the Kansas Prohibitionists wish to run
him for the Presidency, hut will not do so
unless ho becomes a their State.
The story is too thin to resist a summer
At Pittsburg the other day the chief offi
cer* of the Salvation Army held an im
portant meeting. It was resolved to erect a
number of large tents throughout the South
ern States, to take the place of barracks. It
is to be regretted that it was not also re
solved to forbid the Army to use bass
drums unless they were without heads.
The Atlanta Capitol asks this question of
the Morning Nbws: “Isn’t it the right
thing for a preacher to deal in futures and.
speculate upon them if* It may be right for
him to deal in futures, but he should never
engage in speculation. The success of his
mission requires that the futures in which he
deals shall have no suggestion of uncertainty
P lion. Samuel J. Randall is said to be
feuch displeased because the President re-
Buaed to appoint his man United States
■tnrshnl for the Eastern district of Pennsyl
vania. Too bad! Perhaps, however, the
oHon. Mr. Randall’s displeasure may cause
him to think seriously of his political sins
and result in leading him away from his
RopubUqsm high tariff alii os.
The John Vanderburg Case.
There is no part of this country where
lynch law is just iflable, and there are very few
places where there is any excuse for it. In
any community where there are reputable
citizens enough to lynch an alleged criminal
there are enough to create a public senti
ment that will insure' the strict enforcement
of the laws.
Iu nearly every case of lynching there is
great danger of punishing an innoeont man.
There is not a thorough investigation, and
impressions and guesses are accepted as
evidence. A ease in point is that of John
Yandorburg, of Bates county, Mo.,
mentioned iu our dispatches yes
terday and to-day. A pretty
and popular yotntg girl, the daughter
of a prominent citizen, who was alone in her
home, was brutally treated by a stranger
who stopped at the house for a drink of
water. John Vanderburg was arrested for
the crime because he was found in the
neighborhood, and was unknown. He was
taken before a justice of the peace and the
young girl claimed tb recognize him as her
assailant. The Justice determined to hold
the alleged criminal for trial, and had just
announced the amount of his bond when
two brothers of the injured girl shot the
prisoner to death.
It appears from our dispatches this morn
ing that there are grave doubts whether the
assasinated man was guilty. There can
to be good reasons for thinking that he was
not. He had friends, and they have ap
peared and announced their determination
to prosecute the brothers.
There is sympathy for the brothers, but
there is no excuse for their deed. They were
terribly excited by the crime from which
their sister suffered,' and they felt certain'-
that the man they killed was the guilty one.
They had no right, however, to take the law
into their own hands. When they did so
they took the risk of killing a man who
might be innocent.
If John Vanderburg were innocent his
friends are right in demanding the punish
ment of those who killed him. The fact
that the girl was the victim of a horrible
crime is no reason why an unconoicted
man should have been shot to
death by her brothers. John Vander
burg was in the custody of the law, and,
that too, in a well organized community
where the law is faithfully and promptly
administered. If ho had been guilty he
would have suffered the penalty of his
crime. Vile was killed without a trial, and
if it can be showed that he was guiltless
public opinion in Bates county ougnt to and
no doubt will demand the punishment of his
The report of a committee of the Florida
Legislature indicates that the convicts in
the convict camps of that .State have very
little to complain of. They appear to have
all the food they require, and to be well
supplied with blankets and clothing. The
percentage of those who are sick is not
large, and the medical attendance is all that
the law requires.)
The only complaint mode to the commit
tee was that the punishment for miscon
duct was too severe. No statement is made
in the rejiort reflecting the nature of the
punishment inflicted, but the fact that one
convict wus shot by a guard, and died a day
or two ago, is sufficient to justify an in
vestigation into the methods of punishment.
It may lie that in this particular instance
the convict attempted to escape, and re
fused to surrender when ordered to do so.
But, whatever the facts in the case were,
they ought to be presented to the Legisla
ture for the consideration of that body.
It is not the wish of the
jieople of Florida that the convicts of the
State should lie subjected to cruelties of any
sort. There may bo occasions when it is
necessary to punish convicts severely, and
even to use deadly weapons to compel
obedience, but great care should be taken to
prevent tho infliction of punishment that is
greater than the offense deserves. Cruel
and unjust punishment brutalizes those who
are the victims of it, and prepares them for
the commission of othor and still greater
crimes wheu they are given their freedom.
It seems that the Florida convietsare now
not a burden to the State. The lessee takes
them as fast as they are sentenced by the
courts, and bears all the expense of main
taining them after they pass into his posses
sion. The committee thinks, however, that
they can be made to yield a revenue. In
some of the States in which the leasing sys
tem prevails they yield quite a largo reve
nue. If the lessee can secure constant em
ployment for them he can afford to pay the
State a good round sum for thorn, but
if he is coinjielli'd to maintain them, or any
considerable part of them for weeks, and
even months at a time in idleness the profit of
his contract will not lie large. A sharp com
mittee .of the Florida Legislature could easi
ly determine whether the convicts of that
S|ate ftmld be made to yield a revenue.
Lord Lansdowue has at last been heard
from. In a Njieech at Toronto he ridiculed
Editor O’Brien’s attacks upon him, and de
clared that ho was perfectly satisfied that
the Canadians abhorred “the methods of
, those who seek to achieve by intimidation
und persecution what they know could not
be obtained by legitimate courses.” There
is a very general impression that Lord Luns
downe and his friends have used intimida
tion and persecution to gain their ends,
while Editor O’Brien and his have merely
attempted to use free speech.
“ ’Twas a perfect day. The balmy air
seined to exert itself to be still more balmy
as -the warning ‘toot!’ ‘toot!’ of the iron
horse gave notice of the departure of the
train liearing the President and his lovely
wife to the rock-ribbed heights of the Adi
rondack*. ” N. B.—The foregoing is not the
opening of a summer novel. It is simply a
sample of the beginning of the dispatches of
Washington correspondents announcing the
departure of President Cleveland and his
wife from the capital on a fishing trip to the
Just before the corpse of John Bute
Holmes was lowered into the grave at Plain
field, N. J., the other day, seven women ap
peared, each claiming to be his lawful wife.
Holmes was not a Mormon, but his tenden
cies wore in that 'direction, woqUhjwe
died in jail if "jt. hadp’t been tliat he had
“political influence.” 'NieMrtW sfert if in- 1
fluent lias prevented many another rascal
from suffering just punishment.
Mr. Adolph 8. Ochs, of the Chattanooga
Times, told a reporter of the New York
World the other day that a negro employed
by him at a salary of $6 a week invested his
savings in a lot in the suburbs of Chattanoo
ga, and cloarod by the subsequent ul it
$20,000. When a Tennessee newspajiej man
starts out to tell a story he tells dno t hat is
calculated to make other newspaper men’s
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1887.
G-en. Boulanger’s Influence.
Gen. Foulanger doesn’t object to being
interviewed. Indeed, he appears to lie
rather anxious to talk to the public through
the newspapers. He is a boastful talker,
and the French people appear to like him all
the better for the way in which he pushes
himself into prominence.
Ho has never shown any considerable
ability as a soldier, but somehow or other
tho belief exists that if- the opportunity
presents itself ho will prove himself to be a
In our dispatches yesterday the statement
was made that he considers that whatever
effectiveness the army and navy' of France
possess to-day is due to him. He said that
fifteen years ago lie found France asleep,
and that he awakened her. It is a re
markable fact ttiat the people of France
trust him and appear to be ready to follow
President Grevy has been for quite a
while trying to form anew Cabinet with
Gen. Boulanger left out. Thus far the effort
has not lieen a success. The President is
hostile to him, and believes tliat his aim is to
lead France into war with Germany, not for
France's good, but to advance his own am
bitious schemes. Tins belief may do Gen.
Boulanger on injustice. He says that it is
all nonsense to assert that he has put the
army on a war footing with the idea of
bringing on a war with Geraiauy. His aim
has been, and is now, to bo ready if, war
should come. If he is not included in the
now Cabinet he will go back to his place
in the army. If ho is not included in it a
revolution may follow, though not through
any effort of his.
Gen. Boulanger appears to think that he
is a man of destiny, and may be he is, but he
has as yet done nothing to justify his
elevation to the high place to which ho
aspires. The peace party may succeed yet in
organizing a Cabinet without him, and
if it does it will soon be seen whether he will
quietly return to the army, and consent to
remain in obscurity as long as France is at
peace. He is undoubtedly a man of ability.
Hemaynever prove himself tobea greatsol
dier.but he lias shown that he thoroughly un
derstands the French character. He inter
ests the people, and as there is nothing
against, him it is not strange that he is pop
ular with them. He has plenty of vanity
and likes to produce a wmsation. He has
shown himself to be a first-class politician.
Ho has yet to prove, however, that he is
either a statesman or a great soldier.
Kapiolani’s London Visit.
Queen Kapiolani’s visit to England is not
so much for the piu-pose of being present at
Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebration in June
as to arrange a little business matter. The
Hawaiian government sometime ago ar
ranged for a loan from British capitalists of
of $1,000,000. Somehow or other there were
two sets of bonds printed, one representing
the loan in dollars and the other in pounds
sterling, and both sots were signed by the
King. Only a small part of the loan has
been forwarded, owing to this bond compli
cation. It seems also that the Queen is dis
satisfied with the commission charged by
those who effected the loan. It is 10 per
cent, of the whole amount. She hopes to
fix up this little loan matter find' tfing the
balance of the money lack with her. She
also wants to arrange with the British ship
owners for a line of steamers frOiji Hawaii
to the Pacific coast terminus of thef'anadian
Pacific railroad. She has her hands full of
business—so full indeed that she may have
to give less attention to shopping than she
would like to.
Claus Sprockets, who has long been known
as the sugar king of Haw aii, also sailed for
Europe on Wednesday. He states 1 before he
started that ho intended to keep his eye on
the Queen, and see that she didn’t
waste her money. Mr. Spreckels owns
about half the sugar plantations of Hawaii,
and is, of course, very much interested -in
the way the islands are governed. He says
that the present government is unpopular,
and that there is pretty certain to boa
revolution there before long. Mr. Sperekels
isn’t having everything his own way there
now, and perhaps that is the reason of this
ill-natured criticism of The
main reason, however, why he wants to pre
vent the Queen from wasting her money in
Europo is that the Hawaiian government
owes him about $750,000, and he expects to
get it out of the loan which the Queen is to
get in England. If he gets what he claims
is due him there will not be much left for
tho Queen to go shopping with. j
The New York Socialists had a njeetas
in Union Square Monday night. Lawrence
Gronlund, a Dane by birth, announced that
the subject to be discussed was “How to
Abolish Poverty.” He said that the condi
tion of the workingmen to-day was worse
than that of their forefathers 400 years ago.
The cause was the wage system, under which
the workingman got only about one-half of
what he produced, the other half being gob
bled up by the capitalists. The latter did
not use all their money, and consequently
there was a lot of richness lying around
loose that Gronlund thought ought to lie
utilized for the benefit of ev< -yliody in gen
eral. The crowd howled appi\ -al. Another
speaker got off the following gems: “The
object of our commercial centres is to tench
clerks how to get for $1 something that
is worth $2.” “The theory of the
survival of the fittest is illustrates!
by Jay Gould ami his crowd, who sit in a
big trough like hogs, crowding each other
out, the survivors getting all the grab.”
“Rich [irople say that your condition is God's
will, and so you can’t kick.” “I know that
there uro some honest men in the country,
because I have found them in tho poo" -
house." Verily, immigration is not an un
niixed blessing, for it brings us too many
people who want to “abolish poverty” by
stirring up discord rather than by hard,
Rev. Olympia Brown Willis, of Racine,
Wis., is suing the inspector of elections in
her waid for SIO,OOO damages because he
refused to accept her ballot at a recent elec
tion. If the court decides in her favor 500
other women will also sue the poor inspec
tor. When a Western woman makes up her
mind to vote she means business, and “man,
the beast,” might as well lot her have her
■“When France whip ze German,” said a
Frenchman the other day, “I hope she come
an’ whip ze Americaine. It make me seek
, to hoar ze insult to Gen. Boolongzhay by ze
Americaine who call him ‘Ueu. 8001-lang
ger. ’ ” If the wish shou Id bo realized Amer
icans will no longer have to ask: “What’s
in a name?”
Russian students neglect their text books
te shoot at the Czar. In this country stu
dents SWilPtiines neglect theirs to play base
ball or to tttke part in boat races. The Rus
sian student's sport is more exciting, but
not as safe a* that of the American student.
Only Its Nurse.
From the Gal vest on yewslDem.)
The Charleston Xews ar.uj Courier speaks of
Senator Reagan as “one of the many fathers of
the interstate commerce law.” Is not this a re
flection upon the legitimacy of the offspring?
The Senator only claims to lie Us nurse.
Evangelists, So Called.
from the ChattanooiM Times [Oem.l
We sliall not attempt to say which is the
greater sinner in the matt-r of meddling, the
newspapers or the evangelists; hut all are clearly
of opinion that the Utter should quit wholesale
back biting and idiotic abuse of innocent uniuse
ments before they attempt to reform the man
ners of the press.
A Significant Event.
From the. New York Herald (hid.)
When President Cleveland fills the vacancy
caused by the death of dust ice Woods it will be
an event of uncommon significance. It will not
only be the first appointment by a Democratic
President to the Supreme lieiich in m</re than a
quarter of a century, but it is very likely to be
the beginning of a Series of appointments that
will soon elptng ■ that tribunal from a Republi
can to a Democrat ie body.
Commendable Anti-Poverty Societies.
From the Cincinnati Times-Star (Rep.)
Here in Cincinnati we have more than 300
Anti-Poverty Societies, only we call them Build
ing Associations. The beauty of them is that
they have been tried for many years and are
known to work successfully, while the future of
any new organization tliat is hampered by
George and McGlynn theories is. at. the .best, ex
ceedingly doubtful. Our Cincinnati Anti-Poverty
Societies’ principles are as old as the Pyramids,
and they will last for ages after Henry George
shall have been forgotten.
A vouxn lady at a ball called her escort an
Indian because he was "on her trail" all the
time.— liartford Sunday Journal..
The Seabrook (N. H.) Selectmen have decided
that a hen is hot an animal. Wonder if they
reckon her as a vegetable because of her crop?—
“Ail : good evening, Mrs. Brown. Is your card
“No, Mr. Suvythe, put my escort is, and if you
would kindly take me home I would be so much
How near akin laughter is to tears was shown
when Reubens, with a single stroke of his brush,
turned a laughing child in a Diluting to one cry
ing; and our mothers, without Wing great
painters, have often brought us, in like manner,
from joy to grief by a single stroke.—-Veil) York
“Are you doing any tennis yet, Miss Mabel?”
“No, we haven’t begun.”
“But the weather is really beautiful.”
“Yes, it is quite too lovely. But you see our
tennis suits have not come over from London
yet, so we haven’t been able to open the season.”
That was a vivid remark of an unmarried lady
living in Cambridge, who was being chaffed
about her state of single blessedness. "It's
nothing to b ashamed of, being an old maid,”
said she to her tormentor; "but to be an old
bachelor like you is a disgrace in Massachu
setts.”— Somerville (Mass. ) Journal.
“May I ask what the middle S in your name
signifies, Miss Bullion?”
"Certainly, Mr. D'e Crashhe. It stands for
“Yes; I was named after an eminent woman
mentioned in the Scriptures—Belle Shazzar.”—
Anarchist— What's that I see on you? A clean
shirt? Good heavens: I thought you were one
Visitor—So I am. But I took this shirt from a
workingman’s clothes line.
Anarchist—Well, you seared me for a minute.
Please pass that bomb till I shorten the fuse.—
I like my Irish servant very well,” said a
French lady who speafa English like a native.
“I like Bridget v ery well if she woul'd uot try to
educate me. She knows lam a French woman,
and she will persist in correcting my English.
For a year she has made a point whenever I
have made any allusion to asparagus, to say:
“Sparrowgrass, ma’am, av you please.”—San
In some families cleanliness is.next to godli
ness by several blacks. A Virginia woman,
named Mrs. Miller, who had been suffering from
a debilitated spine, or something of the kind,
publishes a card, in which she says: “After
taking thre bottles of the Alleviator I did a
large washing which I had not done for three
years before.” A woman who was as lazy as that
needed medicine of some kind.—Texas Siftings.
Mrs. Howe had a “perfect treasure” sent
from the “old country.” The first month passes.
Treasure—No, ma’m, I find no fault with the
char-woman nor the bye that tinds the furnace,
but the slitairs is very hand, m’m, as ye say
itself; me back is broke wid them.
Sirs. Howe—Poor girl! Well; I think we shall
take a flat in a month or two, and let the house.
(Three months later.) Treasure—The washing
is so heavy, ma'm, I’m afraid I’d not be able to
take it anoder mont, wid the t’ree fires to make
Mrs. Howe—Oh, I intend to put out all the
washing and burn gas stoves in the parlor and
(Six months later.) Treasure—Yer wrruk,
ma'm, is too harrd for a delicate gurrl. I think
I‘ll be lavin’.
Mrs. Howe—tVhv. Treasure, what can Ido to
make it lighter for you?
Treasure—Well, ma’m, if ye was to sind the
slip of a gurrl to bourding-slcule, and yerself
and the master take yer males out, and yo cud
have mine sint in.— Harper's Bazar.
The widow of the late Henry Ward Beecher
has taken up her residence with her daughter
at Stamford Conn.
The death of ex-Mayor Palmer, of Boston,
was owing to a cold he caught at the reception
given to Queen Kapiolani.
The graduating class at Princeton this year
will plant a slip of ivy sent them by Mrs. Cleve
land, the President's wife.
It is said that the President and his wife are
not pleased at Miss Cleveland's intention of
again assuming the roll of school-teacher.
It is actually behaved in Berlin that were it
not for the Strict prohibition of his doctors the
Emperor would dance at every ball he attends.
Prince .Napoleon’s secretary writes "The
persistent report* of the serious illness of Prince
Napoleon can only bo explained by a malicious
The warm weather has received official rec
ognition from the President and his wife. Mr.
Cleveland has donned * high white hat and Mrs.
Cleveland wears , a white straw sailor hat
trimmed with white ribbon.
Secretary Whitney is the only Cabinet offi
cial who keeps his ow n carriage, horses and
coachman. His footman and driver are Eng
lishmen. They wear a handsome dark green
livery mid gloves, of a bright tan color.
Q' kkn Victoria and the Pope are personally
acquainted. They first met at Brussels at a
banquet given l>y the King. Cardinal Pecei was
Nuncio there and dean of the diplomatic corps,
and he sat by the Queen and liau a long conver
with her. Afterward he had an audience
with her in London.
The engagement of Miss Lillian Taylor, the
accomplished daughter of the late ' Bayard
Tuylor, to Otto fl. Th. Kihiani has just been an
nounced. The young lady is now in Germany
wuu her mother. The happy man is a clever
young physician, and is connected at present
with the famous University of Halle.
Charles A. Dana, says Truth, is to retire
from actin' service on the Sun at the close of
t he year, and that he will be succeeded as editor
in-chief by his son Paul on Jan. 1. Also that
Leander Richardson's mission to London is not
simply to establish a bureau of the World in
that city, but to feel the way for a regular Ixm
don edition of the paper.
Mme. Emma Nevaoa and her husband Dr
Palmer, have a pretty little 8-months-old
I laughter limned Jlignon. The child was Ixirn
in France, her mother is an American and her
father is an Englishman. Moreover Mme. Ne
vada will talk French to her. Dr. Palmer AviU
talk English, and the nurse will speak only Ger
map. so the Rule one bids fair to be quite cos
It is reported that Sir Charles Young is fatally
ill at his home in Chelmsford, Eng For years
Sir Charles has been trying to win success as a
dramatic author. He has written play after
ploy which mo one would accept. After a long
struggle to bring “Jim the Penman” before the
public the author had the satisfaction of seeing
his play score a marvelous triumph. And death
stares him in the face just as he has reached the
goal of his ambition.
The survivors of the Oreely expedition are
now six in number. Gen. Oreeiv is chief of the
Signal Service; David L. Brainard is Second
Lieutenant of Cavalry at Fort Walla Walla;
Jute* RdMnfenck is slcl: and crippled at his
horn* iaJMHi<|>apoiis; Henry BiwWbeck is a
Agricultural Bureau at Wnh
"ip'HWI Connell Ml pnv.it* *.| the Sig
n'd (oid Francis Lurg i
a SurJw& < rfL4|tl£i£uul Corns.
How She Knew He Was Failing.
From the Boston Courier.
“You are not as strong as you used to be,
John," said a fond wife to ber husband; “X think
it is about time you were getting some insurance
on your life."’
“insurance on my life: What are you talking
about? lam as healthy as I ever was. Insur
“Well, my dear, I only mentioned it. you
know, out of respect for yourself. I thought you
“And what in the world put it into your head
that lam failing? Me failing? Why. I am as
strong as a horse, and can run up three flights
of stairs without taking a breath.”
“Well, it may lie so. But lam afraid you are
“Deceiving myself ! Goodness, gracious, wo
man. what do you mean?”
“Don't be so impatient. What makes me
think you are failing is this: When you were
courting me you could hold me on your lap
throe hours. Now you cannot hold the baby on
your lap three minutes."
He Got Even With Them.
From the Albany Argus.
An amusing occurrence took place up in State
street the other day. Two men, both pretty
well under the influence of liquor, one a little
more so than the other, came ambling along.
Near hake street some children were at play in
the gutter. The sight of the men at once sug
gested anew form of amusement for then!.
Quickly making some small snowballs, the chil
dren commenced throwing them; one hit the
man nearest gone, and angered him. But then
some men when intoxicated and angry are so
cool that their anger w ould be hardly noticed;
so with this man. He said nothing, but stepped
into a little store af hand and the following took
“None except those in cans,” replied the
woman behind the counter.
“Got any eggs?” .
The eggs were given him, he paid for them,
and quietly stepped to the door and threw them
at the children. Both eggs took effect, and
then he called for half a dozen more. Again he
stepped to the door and commenced throwing.
Only one of the half dozen had he thrown when
an officer interrupted his revenge and carried
him off. I could not but admire the cool and
complete manner in which he executed his ven
An Incentive to Genius.
From the Arkanmtv Traveler.
“It is socially dangerous to express such an
opinion,” said an old; man, “but did you ever
notice that the most successful men in nearly
all depart merits of life are reformed drunkards?”
“I nave noticed that a great many of them
are,” someone replied, ‘‘but that is no argu
ment in favor of intemperance.”
“Oh, no; but, on the contrary, it is an argu
ment in favor of reformation.”
"But unless a man has been a drunkard how
can he reform?”
“We won’t go i.nto an argument of the finer
points of the case. I make the assertion that
the most successful men in business, law and
literature are reformed drunkards. It seems
that when a man drinks until he becomes thor
oughly convinced that unless he changes his
course he will never amount to anything, he is
moved by a power which sober men never feel,
and that he calls to his aid an ability which men
who have always been temperate cannot sum
mon. He has to build up his character and his
business at the saxpe time; and building up one
seems to help the other. Now, there was Hor
ace Greeley —”
"He never drank.”
“What, Horace Greeley never drank?”
“Never took a drink in his life.”
“Well, we'll take Daniel Webster.”
“Webster didn't reform.”
“What, Daniel Webster didn’t reform?”
“Well, then, we’ll take—hang it, we'll take a
Sailin’ Down Do O-hi-o.
Let ‘if hawser go;
Haul abo'd de gangplank,
Stan’ from off de sno’.
[y*t, de whistle blow'.
Pick de banjo sailin' down
De O hi o.
Chorus—Dancin’ in de moonlight, 1
Steppin' heel an’ toe,
Sailin’ down to glory on
Ladies in a row;
Chalk de dogs, old darkies,
Strike de tune up slow.
A leetle faster go!
Wake de midnight echoes of
Canter to and fro!
Lissen to de talkin’ ob
De liddle an’ do bow!
Gwine to glory, sho’;
Heaben is a-drappin’ on
Chorus—Dancin’ in de moonlight,
Steppin’ heel an’ toe,
Sailin' down to glory on
Count Smith and McWhacker.
From the San Francisco Post.
While Count Smith, of the palace, was lying
ill recently Rev. Joel M*Whacker, of Tombstone,
called at his room and offered to bestow the last
consolations free of charge. The act so
touched the Count that on his recovery he gave
instructions to the colored attaches not to
bounce Mr. McWhacker should that clergyman
amiear in the office of the hotel.
Last evening his reverence ventured boldly in,
and with an ingratiating smile, said to Count
"Well. I’ve come to say good-by.’’
“Going back to Tombstone?”
Brother McWhacker nodded and observed:
“I see they’ve had an earthquake down t here,
and that a volcano had broken out. I’m not
surprised. I’ve expected something of the
kind ever since I left. I see now that I was
wrong in departing. Providence hns gone to
considerable trouble to awaken me to a realiza
tion of my duty, but a bint is as good as a kick to
a man of my intelligence. There is a wide field
of usefulness for me there.”
“Will you take a drink before you go, par
son?" ask the hospitable Count.
“Well—er—l’ve jnst had one, but I don’t
mind, though; if it’s all the same to you, I
should not object to a small flask to relieve the
tedium of the homeward journey.”
“That 's ail right.” cried the Count, leading
the way to the barroom, “two of ’em if you
“Count Smith,” said Brother McWhacker
with emotion, as he trotted at his reconciled
friend's heels, “you have a large heart, and one
that, I am happy to see, is not insensible to the
importance or missionary workl”
Buying a Bonnet.
From the Boston Transcript.
“Did I tell you,” asked Fogg, "how Mrs. Flim
got ahead of Billy? No? Then l must tell you.
You see that Billy and his wife, had hud a good
deal of talk about shopping. Billy said a woman
didn’t know any more about laving out money
than a hen. Billy's wife is a quiet sort o’ woman,
not a bit given to wrangling, and so she said:
“ ‘Billy. I'm going to buy a bonnet this after
noon. If it isn’t too mueh trouble, can't vou go
to the milliner's with me and give me the ad
vantage of your experience?’
“Well, Billy fixed himself and trotted down
with Sirs. Film. The milliner showed them two
bonnets. One of them was a plain, dowdy affair
—that's what Mrs. Flim told mv wife—and the
other was perfectly lovely, so Mrs. Fogg says:
“ ‘What’s the price?’ asked Billy.
“ ‘This one,’ says the milliner, taking up a
pretty one, is $10; but perhaps you want some
thing nicer. Now, here’s one, just out, im
ported, this I can sell for slB—a real bargain.’
And with that she held up the plain bonnet.
“Billy looked first at one and then at the
other. Then ho whispered to his wife. Said he:
‘This cheap one is a good deal handsomer than
the other.’ ■
“ ‘Do you think so, dear?' said Mrs. Flim.
“ ‘Of course' it is,’ said Billy. ‘l’d rather give
twenty for it than five for that, other one.'
“ ‘Would you, dear,' mid Mrs. Flim. ‘Well,
just as you say, dear. I should prefer the $lB
one, lmt if you think the other—'
" ‘There's no comparison between them,’ in
terrupted Billy. That thing I wouldn't give $8
for. This one's a beauty, and cheap nt $g.V
“The bonnet was bond-boxed ami Billy carried
it home, as proud as a jieaoock nt the big trade
he had made. And he coulduT help reminding
Mrs. Flim every now and then what a foolish
bargain she would have made if be hadn't been
“Next day Billy came home from the *shop
raving. ‘Look here!’ he exclaimed. That mil
liner's a cheat That bonnet, that neat, pretty
one, thut we didn’t take—you know I advised
you to buy that one—(the lying rascal)—ls In tho
window marked s(!.’
“ 'ls It?’ asked Mrs. Finn. ‘But then what do
we care? You said you'iwouldn't give S3 for it,
you know; that you would rather give $25 for
the other one. ’
“Billy hadn't a Wbnl twwsy. tint m.v wife
says: ‘ITow he wrmld bounce and sputter If he
only knew that Sfys. Film and tho mUUnerf bad
it all mode up between them how they'd fool
the old fellow.’ ” <
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A workman in a vineyard in Napa valley, Cal.,
committed suicide the other day by jumping
into a cask of wine and drowning.
The Yonkers Gazette tells of an artist who re
cently went among a herd of wild cattle to pur
sue his profession, and who found that the cattle
were just as anxious as bo was to pursue his
profession. The artist compromised the matter
by getting on the other side of the fence.
Italy, a writer in tho Fortnightly Review
thinks, is making moi-e rapid progress than any
other of the great powers of Europe with the
exception of Russia. A vast advance has been
made of late in education, in manufactures,
and by the suppression of brigandage, and while
a great deal remains to be done, more has been
done in Italy in the last sixteen years than is
generally acknowledged or believed.
Camden is undoubtedly the Gretna Green of
New Jersey. Tho clergymen of this town who
do so much marrying arc the Rev. J. Y. Dob
bins. Methodist: the Rev. J. J. Sleeper, Episco
pal; the Rev. J. ,J. Heisler, Methodist, ana the
Rev. Isaac W. Bagley, Baptist. Mr. Dobbins
averages 140 couples a month, and as his aver
age fee is $4 a couple, he makes about 58,720 a
year. Mr. Sleeper unites about 60 couples a
month, receiving about the same average fee.
But as he has had a diagram lithographed,
showing the most direct route from the ferries
to his house, he will probably soon be doing a
land office business. Altogether the clergy of
Camden must make fully $25,000 a year out of
the marriage business.
The return of Ras Alula's released Italian
captives of course was an affecting event at
Naples. Among them was Count Salimbeni,
and another was the 12-year-old son of Mayor
Piano. The little lad came home not a whit
daunted by his long and strange imprisonment,
during which he w r as always chained hand and
foot to an Abyssinian boy of about his own age.
Women's hearts are always in sympathy with
childhood in Africa no less than in Europe, one
is glad to know, and the daughter of Ras Alula
showed whatever kindness she could to the little
Italian boy, and did something to soften the
rigors of his imprisonment. Young Piano
shows with some pride a gold cross which she
gave him, saying, “Think of me when you are
A rock which the Sioux Indians near Fort
Yates, D. TANARUS., have worshipped for generations
as the petrified form of a young squaw, was
formally unveiled the other day and dedicated
to peace and plenty. It appears that the white
sc! tiers in the vicinity have long supposed that
this specimen of nature's art work exerted a re
straining influence on the Indians, but of late
the rock has been removed from its original
resting-place, and it was feared that with its re
moval its charm had disappeared. So the sug
gestion was made to Sitting Bull that the statue
be placed on a permanent pedestal and unveiled
with appropriate ceremonies. This pleased the'
ehieftan, and 5,000 Indians assembled to take
part in the strange medley of Christian and
pagan rites by which the unveiling was accom-
One of the most original and bast known
characters of Cologne, the hangman, Leonard
Lersch, died this month, at a green old age. He
was an eccentric but otherwise good-natured
jack-of-all-trodes, who, during his long public
career, had been dog-catcher, reporter, healing
artist for man and beast, detective and execu
tioner. He had, moreover, been the only one of
his colleagues who, on the strength of the Code
Napoleon, introduced and since maintained in
the Rhenish provinces, enjoyed the privilege of
the guillotine in the performance of his supreme
functions—a privilege which, in point of costli
ness of transportation, loss of time and extra
labor, sorely tried his patience. For upwards of
twenty years he kept uis coffin in his chamber,
and in it a span-new black suit, in which ho de
sired to be, and was, buried.
Kate Claxton is the best traveler on the road.
All is grist that comes to her mill; whether it be
sitting up all night on a freight car or getting
out of a burning hotel at 3 o’clock in the morn
ing, she thrives on it. She does not care how
long the “jumps” are (i. e., the trips from one
"show town” to another) nor how draughty the
theatre. She is alwmys jolly, prettily dressed,
fresh, natty and well, though her dressing room
floor may be flooded with water from a broken
steam-pipe, or her breath freezing on her mirror
till she can't see herself. All that sounds very nice,
hut the professional mind would at once per
ceive the disadvantages of being associated with
so heroic a spirit. Miss Claxton’s advance agent
is never hindered by her from getting up
schemes of hardship and money making, and
the company naturally share more in the one
than the other.
Bessie Miles, aged 8 years, a daughter of a
blacksmith living near Harrod’s creek, Ky., was
on Saturday night the victim of a cruel joke
which caused the loss of her reason. On the
night in question the little girl’s mother took her
to the residence of Mrs. Herman Grandt, w here
a private spiritual seance was being held. Tho
girl was very much frightened and frequently
begged her mother to go home. The company
laughed at her, and finally a son of Mrs. Grandt,
in a spirit of mischief, crawled behind the girl’s
chair and gave utterance to a dismal groan. The
poor girl fell from her chair in convulsions.
Everybody was now thoroughly frightened and
the girl’s mother was nearly distracted with
grief. There was no physician near, but every
thing that could be thought of was done. The
child remained unconscious until Dr. Bubby, of
Louisville, arrived there, at 4 o’clock yesterday.
Then she opened her eyes, hut there was a wild,
unnatural light in them, and the doctor thinks
her reason has been dethroned. The shock was
also so great to her nervous system that she
may not recover.
M. Pastecr recently wrote to a friend at
Cambridge, Mass., from Arbois in the Jura as
follow-s, according to Science: “AVe have just
purchased 11,000 square metres of land, and the
subscription, has reached the sum of nearly
2.000.000 francs; it, is, however, very insufficient,
foaif we spend 1,200.000 on land and buildings,
the income from the remainder w ill be much too
small. Oh, if only some American millionaire
were inspired with an enthusiasm for this work!
I hope that when we are incorporated, and this
will be soon, we shall be better endowed. We
shall then lie able to receive legacies. To pro
ceed suitably and with full independence, we
should have, according to my estimate, 8,500,000
francs. I am confident. The future is ours.
The prophylactic treatment of rabies continues
to do well. Very, very rarely are there failures,
and all in cases where exceptional circumstances
appear. There has been but one failure since
Jan. 1, and more than five or six hundred cases
treated, a multitude having been most severely
bitten. If we could only attack diphtheria,
phthisis, etc., with success. AVe are going to
attempt it. It is at least a step toward discovery
to have confidence, and to hope in the result of
The Forestry Division of the United States
Department of Agriculture have issued a circu
lar to those interested In educational matters,
requesting information as to the observance of
Arbor day in the various States. In the circular
they state: The forest area of the United States
seems to be less than 450,000,000 acres, of which
more than 10,000,000 acres are yearly destroyed
by fire, and to supply the needs or fuel, ties,
lumber, etc., it is estimated that certainly not
less than 10.000.000 acres are denuded, altogether
an area of over 00,(0) acres pci- diem, the product
representing a value of more than $700,-
0011,000 per annum. The consumption of
the forests in supplying our railroads
with ties is enormous and increasing with the
rapid extension of tho roads. It is estimated
that the building of existing roads has taken the
available timber from an area as large an the
States of Rhode Island and Connecticut, and
that to keep them in repair by replacing decayed
ties with new ones requires annually the yield
of more than 500,000 acres. In 1858 the forest
area of Ohio was 55.27 per cent, of the proa
of the State. In 1881 it was but ‘USB nerbent.
A similar rapid consumption of the forests has
taken nlnoe in other States. lii many cases the
flow of streams has been lessened or made Ir
regular by the removal of the forests from their
A writer in the Kansas City Journal relates'
this aneedot" of the late John G. Saxe and his
favorite daughter, Sarah. It was the custom of
the family to spend much of each summer at
Saratoga. Ono summer it was decided that
Sarah should remain at home in charge of the
younger c-hildreu instead of accompanying her
)>arents, as had lx‘<-n her former custom. This
decision roused the wrath of the young lady
and awakened all that latent obstinacy which
her father claimed for her: in vain she re
monstrated; her best clothing was put
under lock and bey, and her
eareifis departed, charging her to
p a good girl am! to content horsdf until their
return. The season was at It* height, and many
persons brilliantly conspicuous in literary
circles were gathered under the flashing of the
watering place chandeliers. Saxe held-hi* court
at one end of the saloon that August evening,
and sat conveniently facing the entrance door,
when a servant announced “Miss Saxe.” The
poet raised his eye-glnss to behold Sarah, a miss
of 1(1. haughtily sweeping down the grand par
lors, dragging after her her mot her's best winter
gown of velvet, and glittering with her mother’s
trinkets. It was warm work enduring that
heavy, oppressive finery, but for three (lavs
father and 'iutflrtter held there their little hide
l'endentpoiU'Mxi the famous watering place,
each iptooi’iujj- thp < her's presence—a dear case
of At the end of that
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