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WXDXISSAT. JTJS* 8. 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
•Meetings— Subscribers to Capital Stock of
Pioneer Steam Brick Cos .; Pulaski Loan Associa
tion; The Merchants' and Mechanics' Loan Asso
ciation : Irish Jasper Greens; Oglethorpe Light
Special Notices— Chatham Real Estate and
Improvement Oo.; Election Notice Citlxens’
Mutual Loan Cos.; Watermelons, A. H. Cham
Summer Resorts— Daggers White Sulphur
Springs. Botetourt Cos., Va.
Auction Sales—Positively the Last Sale of
Crockery, Etc . by C. H. Dorsett.; Old China,
Silverware, Etc., by L D. Laßoche's Sons.
Summer Wear— A. Falk & Son.
Rustless Iron Pipe —Weed & Cornwell.
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed! For Rent; For Sale; Personal; Miacenane
Eastern Hay, Etc.—T- P. Bond A Cos.
-fcwATEAMsHip Schedules— Ocean Steamship Oo.;
■■ftimore Steamship Cos.
J S. Collins.
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war is over. Even the mackerel are
South to help enrich the people.
rose h.as its thorn,” and every
frolic has its mosquito, as President
has learned by t his time.
say that Buffalo Bill is by bii-th a
BmUsd. Perhaps this is the reason why
BHBEnglish are making such a lion of him.
title of anew novel is “The Button
Shirt." Many a man will sympathize
tthe hero without taking the trouble to
a little man in this country is
■■ilig that some college will hit him with
P. or an LI.. P. Indore the commence
Hit season is over.
■Hhe demonstrations in honor of Mr. (Bad
Hr indicate that the Welsh have not for
Hen the traditions of their fathers. They
in home rule.
■■he Augusta Keening Xcicx pleasantly
iJM truthfully says; "The Savann ah Si n
Morning News is one of the best
Betters ever issued in the South.”
Lamar is reported to be in poor
good water and pure air w ill doubt
ggH restore him to his wonted vigor.
It Hi is announced that the New York dudes
wearing corsets. Perhaps they wear
to keep themselves from falling to
Warm weather is very likely to
things as soft as dudes.
Panama a rumor eome- that a com-
has been formed in Europe by
-Vflßch the capital required to finish the
HpU is insured. Humors from Panama arc
as conflicting as rumors about the probable
It is announced that brokerage houses on
Wall street, New York, with Southern con
nections, have been doing tho biggest stock
investment business of this year. Evident
ly Somebody in the South has been makiu g
money out of the booms.
The graduating class at Vassal' College
this year numbers thirty-five. Tho South
is not represented. The class is said to be
unusually bright, and the graduating essays
all deal with weighty subjects. Tho fact
is, the Vassal- graduate is a weighty subject
A Western weather prophet says that
sometime In-fore Sept. 1, “a tornado
will wipe Georgia off the face of the earth.”
• The prophet doesn’t say how the hole that
will be left is to be tilled. Perhaps he
knows that it would bo useless to try to fill
a hole made under such cirruinstances.
Georgia, in the language of the native, is a
“mighty big Stab 1 .”
Ex-Postmaster General Frank Hatton
does not hesitate to say that the prospect of
Republican success in 1888 would bo practi
cally thrown away should Mr. Blaine tic re
nominated. lie favors Senator Sherman.
“IV Republicans,” he says, “are growing
tirfcd of aoda water fizz-bong statesmanship
administered by Blaine 's backers.” Tho llt
tlei'ows in tho Republican camp are amus
ing. but they are of no importance to tho
edfintry. Republicanism, as administered
by Mr. Blaine’s liaekars, or by any other
tnmnljer of the gono old party, is a deud
The Masonic fraternity in Missouri is
much agitated by a decree promulgated by
(ho Grand Master, to the effect that at the
meeting of the Grand I/dge in 1889 it was
decided that the Business of selling liquor
was uumasonic and should not be tolerated.
The decree warns all Masons who are in
any way connected with tho liquor traffic
that they are liable to suspension or expul
sion. It seems that quite a number of
Masons in Missouri are engaged in selling
liquor, and they are very indignant over
the action of tho Grand lodge. The
Woman’s Christian Temperance Luiou
boil* the licence - vita delight.
A Mistake Acknowledged.
Indications are cropping out that the Re
publican leaders are not such firm lielievers in
negro suffrage as they onre were. Mr. Ingalls,
of Kansas, one of the ablest of the Repub
lican Senators, is credited with this remark;
“I have no hesitancy in saying that grant
ing the right of suffrnge to the colored peo
ple has proven an absolute anti unqualified
The Senator does not say why he thinks it
is a failure. There was a time when he pre
tended it was an excellent thing for the ne
gro and for the country. Has the fact that
the negro is no longer of any benefit to the
Republican party had anything to do with
the change in his views! When the carjiet
boggers had control of the South, and the
colored voters were bullied, coaxed and de
ceived into voting with the Republicans, no
Republican leader thought of condemning
The negroes are better able to take care of
themselves and to vote intelligently than
they were when they were granted suffrage.
Then they did not know,
at first, what the ballot meant.
None of them had any property to
protect. Wholly ignorant of their responsi
bilities as citizens, and without any incen
tive to use their newly acquired power for
the enactment of good laws and for the put
ting of good men into office, they easily be
came the dupes of the designing men who
acted in the South as the agents of the Re
publican party. The unhappy conditioner
affairs which was brought about by their
misuse of the ballot is a matter of history.
Why did not Mr. Ingalls say then that he
thought a mistake had been made in giving
the negro the ballot!
The reason is that at that time the negro
was useful to the Republican party, and Mr.
Ingalls and other Republican leaders
thought that he was going to continue to be
Asa rule the negro is not yet prepared
for suffrage, but he is much better prepared
for it than he was when the Republican
party controlled him. He is more intelli
gent and has a better appreciation of his
duties. Thousands of his race have acquired
more or less property, and they are as anx
ious to protect it as they, at one time, were
willing to assist the carpet-baggers in get
ting possession of the property of the white
people. The negro, therefore, is beginning
to think how he can use tho ballot for his
own good, and he finds that it is not to his
interest to sustain the Republican party.
In liis Springfield speech Senator Sher
man said that there were "five Southern
States which ought to give Republican ma
jorities. The reason they do not is perhaps
because the negroes are not giving the Re
publican party a hearty and unanimous
support. No doubt Senator Sherman thinks
with Senator Ingalls that negro suffrage is
The truth is, the Republican leaders have
never cared whether or not negro suffrage
was a good thing for the country or the ne
gro. They judged it from a party stand
point, and declared it was a good thing as
long as their party was benefited by it, and
they condemn it now because it has ceased
to lie of use to their party.
Tho Future of the Negro,
The question of the future of the negro in
this country is one that will continue to nt
trari attention. Dr. Corson, in his lecture
before the Historical Society on Monday
night, took tho ground that the negro will
eventually disappear. The mortuary statis
tics of the Southern cities show that the
death rate of the blacks is double that of the
whites. The blacks are also degenerating
physically, and are becoming the victims of
diseases from which, in slave times, they
were almost exempt. But miscegenation,
Dr. Corson thinks, more than any other
thing will bring about their disappearance.
The stronger race will absorb, as it wore,
the weaker one.
In Monday’s New York Sun there is an
article from Abbeville, S. G\, in which the
writer expresses about the same views as
those of Dr. Corson. He differs with him,
however, in this: He does not believe the
negro is dying out. He does believe,
however, that miscegenation is
working the extermination of the
black race. He says that there are
very few genuine black faces now. There
arc colored faces, and they are of all shades
from the almost black to the light pearl.
The Abbeville writer predicts that in fifty
years “a black negro will be a rarity; in a
century a curiosity.”
The race problem writers at the North,
who contend that the time is coining when
the negro at the South will be in the ascend
ency, or that he will have a portion of tho
South as his own territorj-, do not have ap
peared to have studied the race problem
very thoroughly if what Southern writers
have to say about it is correct; but assum
ing that the miscegenation theory is the
correct one, it will be many generations be
fore the crystal lake, of which Dr. Corson
s;>oaks, ceases to show traces of the muddy
stream which, according to his simile, is
pouring into it from the South.
Here is a temperance lecture, short, but
pointed: At Erie, Penn., on Sunday last,
Coroner Swalley was called to holdsni in
quest over the body of John Lyons, aged 75
years. A frightful scene mot his official
gaze. Lyons lay on tho floor whore he had
died the day before, while drunk. Near him
lay his ugod wife in a drunken stuimr. In a
shed lava little 4-year-old grandchild dying
from jioison. It had lieon sick for several
days, and in its extremity hod eaten a
poisonous weed, which grew near the shed.
The grandmother, finding it in convulsions,
gave it a heavy dose of whisky. The child's
mother at the time ||us in jail on a charge
Denying tho story tliat lie intends to re
move to Anniston, Ala., Judge Kelley, of
Pennsylvania, says: “Tliore is no truth in
tho story whatsoever, 1 will impress tho
fact iiottor, perhaps, by relating a little
story. A friend of mine, Dr. Bnrchard,
then Director of the Mint, said tome: ‘I
undei-stand, Judge, that you are not going
to run for the next term.’ I answered: ‘I
siinll always lie a candidate from the Fourth
Congressional district until I am a sufferer
from paralysis* or lunacy.’ Sunset Cox,
who was passing at the time, said: ‘Your
exceptions are too broad. Lunacy is no bar
to u man’s getting a seat in tho lower
House.’” __ T ' '
The report that .Jay Gould is aiioiit to cap
ture the Southwestern fi-eight trafliodoosn't
seem to cause surprise among New York
financiers. A Wall street authority says
that Gould means to make New Orleans a
rival competitive point with Now York for
transcontinental transportation and foreign
trade. This authority does not believe that
New York will lose the supremacy, but is of
THE MORNING NEWS; WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1887.
A Notable Address.
Among tho orations delivered on tho
Federal Decoration Day, tliat of Gen. S. G.
Griffin, at H.t/Hey, Mass., will cause pleas
ure at the South.
Gen. Griffin was one of New Hampshire’s
soldiers in tho war between the States. He
was afterward a republican member if
Congress. The subject of his oration was
“The South of To-dny.” The Boston Herald
reported liri speech in full, and from tint
journal the following condensation is taken:
Within the last ton years, Gen. Griffin
said, we are told that 1:1,000 miles of rail
road have been built in the South, and
more than $500,000,000 has liecn expended
on railroads in the Southern States. The
assessed valuation of property has increased
during that time about 81,500,000,000. There
is $'200,000,000 more capital invested in the
South in cattle alone than there was ten
years ago. The cotton mills have doubled
in number and in capacity in the last four
years, and cotton oil mills have quadrupled
in the same time. The nation is familiar
with the great increase of iron produc
tion in the South, and knows that she
has the largest deposits of coal aud iron in
the world. The iron mines of Northern
Alabama, Gen. Griffin said, which ten years
ago might have been bought for $50,000, to
day could not be bought for $50,000,000.
The city of Birmingham, Ala, to which at
tention has often been directed, has grown
up in that time. To show how the iron in
terest of the South is increasing, it is stated
that from 1880 to 1881 Virginia, Alabama,
and Tennessee increased the product of pig
iron 300,000 tons, while in all the rest of the
United States the product decreased 9,000
Gen. Griffin has rqado frequent visits to
the South aud is familiar with business
operations in this section. He bears testi
mony to the cordial gopd will of this section
for the North, Considering the fact that
Gen. Griffin was ail officer in tho Northern
army during the war, and since a Republi
can member of Congress, his statement
ought to be convincing.
It is such addresses as that of Gen. Griffin
that make all sections of the country really
one. The people of the South are in the
Union and they mean to stay there. All
they ask is that their protestation of loyalty
to the government shall be accepted in good
Roads Needed in Florida.
Railroads are being built very rapidly in
Florida and soon all of the most thickly set
tled portions of the State will have their
chief towns connected with the great rail
road systems of the country. There is a
kind of railroads, however, which tho State
needs badly, and which can only be builix
perhaps after there is a very considerable
increase in wealth and population. The
roads referred to are those which would en
able the fruit and vegetable growers to get
their products to the main transportation
lines quickly. The great majority of the
farmers now live many miles from a rail
road, and are compelled to haul their prod
ucts at considerable expense to the nearest
railroad depots through very heavy sand.
The material with wliich to build
good dirt roads is not at hand,
and to bring it where it is needed
would cost about as much as to construct
very light railroads. On some of the large
sugar plantations of Louisiana there are in
use cheap railroads which answer admira
bly the purposes for which they are intend
ed. The road lieds are thrown up quickly,
and the rails are very light. AVhen it is
necessary to change one of these roads from
one part of a plantation to another the
change is made quickly and at very little
expense. Some such roads as these—a little
better jierhaps—are what are needed in
Florida to aid in getting the products of the
farms and groves to market quickly and
inexpensively. The cost of hauling their
products in wagons through sand a foot
deep is a pretty heavy burden on Florida
The New York World credits Mr. Theo
dore Roosevelt with a brilliantly original
idea. He believes that riding to hounds,
with or without a fox, should be encouraged,
because it creates a military reserve, ready
to lie turned into cavalrymen whenever the
trump of war shall sound. Congress ought
to vote a medal to Mr. Roosevelt. Those
who generally accompany him when he
rides to hounds are the pale and listless soci
ety young men of New York, together with
a contingency of petted maidens to lisp
words of encouragement. From such
material a wonderful corps of horse soldiers
would be evolved.
If the Macon correspondent of tho At
lanta Constitution is worthy of belief, a re
markable thing occurred the other day
while Gov. Gordon was on his way from
Macon to the railroad picnic at Montieello.
The correspondent says; “As the Governor’s
train wont bounding over the hills, his ex
cellency himself held the throttle, and the
people knew that all was well when they
saw the knightly form of Gordon at tho
helm.” A train that goes bounding over
the hills and which possesses a helm ought to
Ik) caught and put on exhibition at the fall
A prominent Republican says that when
the force bill was liefore Congress the Now
York Tribune, Mr. Blaine's personal organ,
advertised for a man to assassinate Presi
dent Grant. Perhaps when the Tribune
acted so strangely it was in the same un
happy condition that befuddles it when it
abuses the South—it was not responsible.
Some of the brokers and speculators in
New York are dissatisfied with the Saturday
half-holiday, and want to return to the old
business hours. Tho half-holiday was in
tended for bard-worked employes, and it is
not likely tlint tho brokers and sjxa-ulators
will be able to induce a return to the old
Sam Jones, the evangelist, is not meeting
with uninterrupted success in Tennessee.
During a speech the other day some ques
tions put to him by a man in the audienco
so angered him that he denounced tho man
as a liar. The evangelist doesn’t seem to
believe it his duty to bo meek and lowly.
The world’s fair, to be held in New York
to celebrate tho 400th anniversary of the
discovery of America, will be called “Tho
Christopher Columbus Kx|*osition of 1802.”
The name Is pretty enough to draw a con
'siderabio surplus-reducing appropriation
from Congress. ' _
“Steve” Klkins will not visit Europe this
year. He has an engagement to stay at
home and observe the growth or collapse of
the Presidential booms that are trying to
crowd out Mr. Blaine’s boom..
Good-by, Mr. Blaine. Bo sure you hold
on to the duplicate boom you are taking
sway with you. Tho ono you are leaving
behind is liable to collapse.
The Land and tho People.
Prom the New York World (Dew.)
Yes, “the land belongs to the people”—that
la, to the people who have fairly bought and
honestly paid for it.
A Bankrupt Party.
From the, Galveston NewsiDem.)
Mr. Robert T. Lincoln does not propose to
lend his name as an indorsement of, lespecta
billty for the Republican Presidential ticket.
He lias declared very decidedly that be is
through with public life, and ' the party must
look elsewhere for the tail of the ticket.” Since,
the party cannot even yet the use of a great
name as an issue in tho next campaign, it will
be In a condition of bankruptcy to start with.
From the Baltimore American (Rep.)
Californians said they would get even with the
Eastern Congressmen which defeated tlie bill
prohibiting Chinese immigration. They are
carrying out their threat. A dispatch states
that the exodus of Chinamen from the Pacific
coast appeal's to exceed that of any previous
year, the through trains bringing in regularly
every morning from fifteen to twenty of them,
en route from San Francisco to. New York. At
tliis rate, it will not he long before the Mon
golian population of Gotham will equal that of
O’Brien Teaches a Lesson.
From the Nev) York Times (Rep.)
Two days ago the persons who attended the
Union Square meeting would not have tolerated
even a moderate and respectful criticism of Mr.
O'Brien’s Canadian mission. Now they set no
bounds to their denunciation of him. They
“want no more of O'Brien.” This sudden
change of sentiment occasioned by Mr O'Brien s
exercise of the right of private judgment will
serve to show those of our public men who are
prone to the ways of demagogy how slight a
thing may rob them of the favor and support of
classes wnose interest in them is exactly meas
ured by the interest they are able to feel or show
in the objects those classes are seeking to attain.
“No, I am not a tax payer," a citizen said
this morning; "I'm a victim of grand larceny."’
—Atchison (Kan.) Globe.
We never saw a walking match, blit we hare
Bren a man whose hair was so red that fie would
be taken for a walking candle.— Burlingt on fr'ree
Cor.r.FjcTOß lam losing a great dgal of time
trying to collect this bill from you.
Debtor—Don't worry about losing time. lam
going tq, pay jsouin time.-r Texas Siftings.
A Texas exchange announces the marriage
of one James Hall to a lady of the same name,
and notes the fact that ‘ the groom is the tallest,
man in the county and the bride one of the
smallest ladies.” What possibilities in the way
of long and short Hall chestnuts this opens up.
”Iss yer either been vacksinnated, Uncle
“No, Clayburn, Ise nebber bin vacksinnated,
“Yes, Uncle. Ise been vacksinnated dis mornin’
in de back o’ de neck.”
"Foah sense! It didn't take, did it '"—Boston
A baby sister has lately come to a Boston
household. The children, bearing that the baby
was to be called after a friend of the family
whom they have always heard addressed as Miss
Agnes, give the title to the baby. “What is the
name of your baby sister?” asked a lady, on the
"Her name is Miss Agnes," said Jack gravely.
“And how old is she? " the lady went on.
“Oh, she isn't any old; she is all new. Don’t
you know about babies?’’— Harper's Young Peo
Two new railroads coming here, I under
stand," said a Dakota man to another resident
of the same place.
"Yes, ana there came mighty near being
“Why, five of us organized anew company
yesterday with the intention of running tracks
out of tins town likefipokes out of the hub of a
bicycle wheel, but we ti led all day and couldn't
raise the $8 necessary to get incorporated. We
hope to make it up this afternoon. Look out
for three columns in to-morrow morning's pa
per."— Dakota BeU.
Two mothers sat opposite each other in a car
on a Michigan Central train going to Toledo the
other day. Each had a baby about a year old,
and each baby came in for a share of the ad
miration of the passengers. This seemed to
make the mothers jealous, and after thinking
the matter over for a while one of them leaned
across the aisle and said: "I feel it my duty to
tell you to go into the car ahead with your child,
as mine has the whooping cough.”
“Oh? has it? Thanks for your kindness, hut
mine is all over with the whooping cough and is
now coming down with the measlns. Perhaps
you had better go into the car behind '."— Detroit
“I had a rather amusing experience of an
Irishman's idea of finance the other day,” said a
pleasant-faced gentleman to a comrade on the
cars this morning. “I know him very well. We
met on the street yesterday and he asked for
the loan of a quarter. I gave him one, and he
then invited ni to take a drink. Each drank
whisky. He threw down the quarter and re
ceived five cents in change. 'Begorra.' said
he, ‘I wanted to get shaved and I hov only foive
cints left. lend me another quarter, well ye?’
I did so. and again he set 'em up. On receiving
his five cents change this time his face bloomed
into a bouquet of smiles. 'Ah:' said he, [
knew there was some way of getting them tin
cints.’ ” — Philadelphia Call.
The Prince of Wales is'said to have “dropped”
a comfortable fortune on the result of the last
Gen. Henry B. Carrington, who ascended
the Washington Monument Feb. 22, has written
a book about it.
J. D. Pehrins, the Worcester sauce maker,
who died recently, leaves a fortune of $3,325,010
to his wife and children.
Henry B. Payne, of Ohio, is lightly referred
to by the irreverent paragraphers as “the sar
dine Senator," because "he is so deep in oil.”
The Young Men's Democratic Club of Hudson
county. N. J.. has organized a movement to
secure funds fora monument to the late Gen.
Ma. Stanley's Arab adjutant's real name is
Htftnedben-Hamed. He is called Tippoo Tib
because of a twitching of the eyelids to which
he is subject.
Emrkiioii Francis Joseph and Emperor Wil
liam are certain to meet at Gastein this year,
according to the Vienna correspondent of the
W. K. Vanderbilt is expected to sail in his
steam yacht, the Alva, to Scotland, and lake
possession of a shooting preserve which he has
rented for the summer.
The Grand Duke Nicholas, heir to the Rus
sian Imperial throne, who last week attained his
nineteenth year, possesses a tenor voice of re
markable tom 1 and coinnass.
Mmk. Tcssaud now exhibits Queen Victoria's
first doll, fli-st shoes and first gloves and various
other mementos of the roval nursery; also a
piece of her majesty’s wedding cake.
The Princess of Wales has presented Mrs.
James Brown Potter with a handsome gold
bracelet, net with sapphires and diamonds, ami
an autograph letter filled with expressions of
StoNon Nioouni declares that he and Ma
dame Patti will both be glad “when we settle in
Graig-y-Nos, and sing no more, except for our
friends who visit us.” He expects to give his
undivided attention to billiards.
Thk Crown Princess Stephanie will not ac
company her husliand to London next month to
attend the jubilee. It is given out at Vienna
that her health is too poor to allow her the jour
ney, but gossips say that she has not yet for
given Rudolph for his latest escapades.
Thomas A. Edison, the electrician, has a keen
appreciation of humor. During bis recent ill
ness he was constantly annoyed by having his
nurse take his temperature at frequent intervals.
One day lie sliupedf the thermometer into a cup
of hot tea. The nurse soon after attempted to
measure his tcni|>eraturo and was horrilled to
And.that Mr. Edison was apparently burning up
with the hottest fever a man ever endured.
Mb. Wilson, a native of Cork, is the chief
leade r writer of the Isjndon Time* ami .writer of
all the Irish anti-Irish articles. An irishman,
Mr. (luinej. occupies file same position on the
fWohe. anil Mr. I ludjibban. anoiher Irishman,
HUI.-eciit* tlx .-Wanda rtf. The DnUy IViyfran/i.
too, has an Irishman In the same
o'Hal!or*n:and ths JWomfiip Pint has for a chief
of the same nationality, Mr. Dun-
Liny Cicely flume, who was recently married
to Lord Cranhorne, Lord Salisbury's eldest son,
wore on her wedding-day a gown of magnificent
Ivory dnehesse satin and point d'Aleneon lace,
trimmed with small sprays or orange blossom;
tulle veil surmounted by a wreath of orange
blossom. The bridesmaids pad tiaiekaof white
silk with souave In slice* and lace ru files, and
white lace bonnets trimmed with lilies of the
A DARING THREE-YEAR-OLD.
Baby Harry Fitch Steals a Ride and
Terrifies a Conductor.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer■
Harry Fitch, a precocious 3year-older of Fern
Bank, enjoys the distinction of being about the
youngest traveler on record. His journey is all
the more remarkable when the fact is consid
ered that it was entirely of his own volition.
Tuesday the child teas taking a walk for his own
amusement, when the passenger train or. the
Big Four halted for a minute at the Fern Bank
station. The youth saw his opportunity, and
clambered on the rear platform of the last
coach. At least he is supposed to have done so,
for when the train reached North Bend the con
ductor, having occasion to step to the platform,
found tile little fellow clinging to the brake, his
hair full of cinders end his eyes shining with de
light. The conductor was dazed with fright,
but the boy wasn’t.
By dint of questioning it was found that he
was the son of George Fitch, of Fern Bank, and
that he had got on the train "tos he wanted to
go ljy-by." The conductor, intensely relieved,
placed him in charge of one of the men on the
Cincinnati-bound train, ard lie was returned to
his mother's arms beforehis absence bad caused
serious alarm. He is one of the boys who can
go on a trip without making much ado over it.
A Composite Maiden.
From the Philadelphia Press.
When Delia on the plain appears
Awed by a thousand tender fears.
—George Lord Lyttlcton.
Then like my shadow close yet free
The thought of her aye follows me.
—Dinah Maria Muloch.
Her eyes as stars of twilight fair,
Like twilights too her dusky hair.
Imparting in its glad embrace
Beauty to beauty, grace to grace.
For on her cheeks the glow is spread
That tints the morning bills with red.
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free—
Such sweet neglect much taketh me.
Doth more bewitch me than when art
Is more precise in every part
A fleeting moment of delight
I sunned roe in her cheering sight.
Or lingered in the falling dew.
When looks were fond and words were few.
As if the soul that moment caught
Some treasure It through life hail sought.
But, O, the change! the winds grow high.
Impending tempests charge the sky:
The flowers do fade and wanton fields.
To wayward Winter reckoning yields;
—Sir Waiter Raleiqh.
For when awhile the wanton maid
With restless heart had played;
Then high she held her comely head,
“I cannot heed it now,” she said.
“I loved thee once, I'll love no more;
Thou art not what thou wast before."
—Sir Robert Ayton.
A heart that stirs is hard to bind.
A hawk's keen sight is hard to blind.
You known when mom exultant springs,
When evening folds her drooping wings.
The lovely toy so fiercely sought
Has lost its charm by being caught.
Robbers Using 1 the Lasso.
Paris Dispatch to the London Daily Telegraph.
Some of the miscreants who infest the bar
riers of the metropolis, rendering night horrible
to those who are hurrying at a late hour to their
homes in those localities, have hit on a brilliant
expedient, for decoying and then rifling the
pockets of tardy wayfarers. On arriving at
one of the most deserted spots a peaceable citi
zen, taking a hasty survey of the*position, saw,
as he believed, three policemen walking side by
side with measured step. Quite reassured, he
pushed boldly on; but he had scarcely passed
the guardians of order when he felt a lasso
playing round his neck, and in a trice he was on
the ground and gagged, while was he divested
of whatever cash and other valu
ables he happened to have about him. The men
whom he had mistaken for policemen were ruf
fians of the deepest dye, and their attitude and
steady march were merely- intended to disarm
the suspicions of the solitary pedestrian. A
regular banc! has been at this work from 10
o'clock in the evening till the small hours of the
morning, and several victims have been captured
In the most skillful and methodical manner with
the lasso. List night the Police Commissary of
the Snlpetriere Quarter swooped down upon a
whole gang of these miscreants as they were
dividing their ill-gotten spoils in a lone public
house. It is to be hoped that the campaign
against the garroters will be promptly followed
up, and this "terror that walketh by night" will
soon be effectually suppressed.
Sir Charles Russell Gets Mad.
From the St. James Gazette.
It is certainly somewhat startling to a barris
ter to be introduced personally to the scene by
a witness whom he is cross-examining. This
happened y esterday during the progress of the
libel action brought by Dr. Pankhurst against
Col. Hamilton. The defendant was in the box.
and being challenged by- Sir Charles Russell,
who was cross-examining him on behalf of the
plaintiff as to whether he had ever been told
that Dr. Pankhurst was an atheist, declared
amidst much merriment, In which the learned
Judge joined, that it was Sir Charles himself
who was his informant. Whereupon counsel be
came extremely angry-, and proposed to "take
his wig off and go into the box" in order to give
an absolute contradiction to the statement, and
a very pretty little scone ensued during the
progress of which many harsh terms were used.
In the course of a trial which took place a few
y-ears ago the late Serjeant Ballantme asked a
witness if he had ever seen a single individual
go behind the scenes at a certain theatre. "Yes,
Serjeant,” was the prompt reply, "I have seen
you.” ‘-Don’t you dare to introduce me into
this matter,” cried the Serjeant, in a voice of
thunder, and the unfortunate witness subsided
into his boots. But Sir Charles Russell, though
a “harbttrary gent," did not succeed in over
awing his opponent so easily.
Preparing for Any Little Emergency.
From the Chicago Herald.
“I'll tage two of those largest revolvers you
showed me yesterday," said a young man with
false teeth in a State street gun store yesterday
“Self-acting?" asked the clerk.
“If you please; and just throw in three boxes
“Yes; I want a long knife with a broad hilt."
“Keep hand grenades?"
"Yes; how many do you want?”
“Half a gross of the largest size."
“A steel breastplate if you have it, and you
might toss in a small hand-ax."
“Must be going to hurt somebody, eh?”
“Not. necessarily. And while you are about
it. just wrap up a repeating rifle with a gross of
explosive bullets. ” •
“(doing after O'Brien?"
“No; no. Got any torpedoes?"
‘•Don't keep ’em. What are you going to do
with all of this truck?'’
“I’ve just hired out as umpire in the South
western Ease Ball League.” said the man with
the false teeth, “and I want to prepare myself
for some close games.”
Love’s Youngr Dream.
AY om the Omaha World.
Lovely girl (at a restaurant)—My dear, order
what you please for both. I don’t feei hungry
Affianced Young Man—l can’t oat a mouthful,
“Nor I. I haven’t eaten anything hardly for
weeks. By the way. what was the rent of that
house we were looking at?"
“One hundred dollars a month."
“That's just your salary’, so that won't do."
“No. The other one alongside of it is §80."
“Let’s take that."
“But S3O won’t buy coal and pay a girl’s
"A girl’ Dear me, I forgot all about that.
We must gel a cheaper house, because there
must be enough oyer to buy something for the
girl to eat, you know."
Too Gallant to Bet Her Bight.
hYom the Albany Journal.
The popular Major Friest of the New York
Central road, very much resembles Dr. Burton,
of Fultonvllle. The other day a lady en’m-ed a
car In which the Major sat, and stepping up to
him said: “Doctor, my husband Is not so well
to-day." The Major understood the situation at
once ami inquired: "What seems to Ire the
difficulty?'' "Well,'’ said the lady, "he seems
to be more nervous than he was." “Oh.” said
the Major, "that is all right; give him three
more trills.” “I will," said the lady, and with
that the Major departed. Wlrat the result of
this prescription will be remains to be easn.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The beadle of the church of Montarlot, near
Fontainebleau, in France, stole an antique gold
collar from a statue of the Virgin in that edifice
and pawned it in Paris. Hearing that he was to
be arrested he hanged himself.
Stays wero quite unknown in Russia un'il
Peter the Great danced with some Hanoverian
ladies on his journey to Pomerania. Quite as
tonished. the monarch exclaimed to his suite
after the ball: “What confoundedly hard bones
these German women have!"
It is said to be a fact that after a couple of
dogs had 5. jght savagely for a little while in
Belfast. Me., the other day. a cat that had been
watching the combat suddenly jumped between
the dogs, and by scratching and y elling vigor
ously separated them, and drove them av.ay in
Tw-o young men of New Haven each drank
ten glasses of beer on a wager as to which
would down the liquid first. The winner drank
his in one minute and flfty'-flve seconds. Then
the lose}- challenged hint to try on five more
glasses, and this time the challenger won, drink
ing his beer in fifteen seconds.
PnnTTY Josephine Mallison, of Philadelphia,
who quit a home of luxury- in Philadelphia to
run away with and marry a seedy fortune teller
with a hare lip, has run away from him, declar
ing that she was either bewitched or mes
merized wheu she married him, but now has
entirely recovered from her infatuation.
A miROLAit entered the house of John H. Rich
ardson, of Waterloo, N. Y., the other night, and
in so doing awoke Mrs. P.ichardson, who jumped
out of bed and knocked him down with a chair.
The burglar managed to get up and escape, but
not before he hit the plucky- woman on the head
w ith a sand bag. The blow was not serious in
A Maryland authority say-s: “If you want to
get a peanut at its best you should eat at half an
hour after it has been roasted. People who are
disposed to be dyspeptic should not eat many—
it would be better if they- did not eat any at all.
Properly- roasted peanuts are healthy for healthy
people. The ordinary peanut eater eats one a
minute, which is too fast.”
This is a copy of a circular recently issued by
the Salvation Army in a Kansas town: “Smiling
Belle, from Wichita, Kan., the girl who jumped
out of a two-story w indow to get salvation, will
~be at -—’s rink, Monday, April 18,. at 8 p. in.
Cy-clones of salvation! Tornadoes of power!
Gales of grace! Celestial breezes! Collection
at the door to defray expenses."
The other morning Will Piping, of Genesee.
111., saw a little dead bird dangling below a bird
box under the eaves of his house'. It proved to
be a wren, suspended by a horsehair. The,
little thing had its nest in a box nearly com-'
pleted and was putting some finishing touches
on it with horse hair, when she mauaged to get
tangled in it, and hanged herself.
A builder in Ncwburg, N. Y., who is tearing
down a building to make room for anew one, is
putting the old brick and mortar to a novel use.
He has contrived a grinding machine, iato
which he feeds the old brick and mortar, and it
is ground into powder, or rather into building
sand and cement, and the material will be used
in setting brick in the now- building.
Says the Boston Budget: ‘"The other evening
at one of our theatres, between the acts, a
young gentleman suggested to another that they
go out to the foyer for a few minutes, where
upon a Hibernian who sat near apd partially
heard the suggestion, turned to his companion,
evidently his wife, and said: ‘Let’s go, Mary:
faith, if there’s a foire, we’d better get out be
fore the rush.’ ”
A New York gentleman, after a farewell din
ner party at bis club, joined his wife on the
steamer that was to sail in the early morning,
taking the upper berth. Suddenly his wifet in
the lower herth, and those in the adjoining state
rooms were alarmed by his exclaiming in drunk
en tones, “I’ve got ’em! I've got'em! Black
things are craw-ling all over me P’ “Go to sleep
and you’ll be all right." sternly- replied his bet
ter half; but by- this time he fiad risen to a sit
ting posture and was hurling to the floor black,
squeaking objects, which caused his wife to ex
claim, "Steward! lights! lights!" Steward and
lights arrived and disclosed the fact that the
ship's cat had deposited a litter of kittens in the
berth occupied by the gentleman, whose pres
ence between the’sheets nad caused them to in
vestigate the surroundings.
A popi LARcheap restaurant in New York which
has been written into publicity by some literary
patrons is the favorite resort for breakfast of
the swell waiters In the fashionable cafes and
restaurants before going on duty-. Asa rule, it
may be observed, waiters seldom care to tak e
their meals in their own places. Some of the.
"outsiders" who frequent the place mentioned
for dinner thought they would try the midday
dejeuner, when they found the tables occupied
by those whom they recognized as waiters at the
fashionahle up town resorts. It was noticed
that there was no table bells—it was assumed
out of deference to the patrons—but one of the
party- of outsiders happened to have one in his
pocket that he bad purchased for home use, and
suddenly sounding it half of the guests instinc
tively- dropped their knives and forks and rose
to answer the summons before they remem
bered they were not on duty and resumed their
seats, some rather amused, but the majority
evincing unfeigned disgust.
Charlotte Walter has just celebrated the
twenty-fifth anniversary of her engagement at
the Royal Burg Theatre, Vienna. She was born,
says the London Daily Hews, at Cologne in 1834,
of poor parents, and had to overcome many- dif
ficulties and battle through hard times before
obtaining the recognition her talent deserved.
She now occupies the undisputed place of first
among German tragic actresses, and only her
objection to play in foreign countries prevents
her name from being of world-wide fame . In
1873 she married Count Charles O'Sullivan, but
family considerations obliged her to keep the
marriage a secret for many years. Not only-
Vienna, but all Austria may be said to be at her
feet. The Emperor sent a message expressing
his recognition of her great talent and merits,
accompanied by a splendid diamond bracelet,
and presents from several of the archdukes were
also received by h r. in addition to hundreds of
gifts from coupe pies, friends and admirers.
The Mayor of Vieni S deputation* from literary
and art societies, representatives from the
Vienna and provincial theatres, and all the ac
tors of the Burg Theatre crowded to her house
to congratulate her.
Paris is making preparations for a special
jubilee of her own. A few weeks hence it will
be fifty years since the first train steamed out
of Paris and reached the suburb of St. Ger
main. The guard of that train is still alive,
and has strange accounts to give of the
journey and of the preparations for it. The
engine was English, and the driver and stoker
were English too. The engine ran on four
wheels, and was a singular contrast to
present locomotives, hut the first-class ear
rtages were almost of the same pattern as
that still in use on the line. The second class
were open, furnished with curtains to keep
off the sun, and beyond the curtains nets
were stretched to prevent too curious travelers
from losing their balance and their lives. French
taste asserted itself in the departments of cos
tume and niusle. The guards had a uniform of
blue and gold buttons, and were supplied with
hunting horns. Great imporance was attached
to the horns, which were to represent the cor
nets used by the postillions of the mail coaches.
For a week before the first journey the guards
carefully rehearsed a fanfare, which was to be
played with great spirit on the departure end
just before the arrival of the train. They ha ve
chunged many things on French lines in flftv
years, ami among others have substituted rail
way whistles for hunting horns.
Tnr croupier who acted os accomplice to the
persons who lately won the sum of 800,(MOf., or
£13,000, from the tables nt Monte Carlo, has
been tried by what is called the higher tribunal
of Monaco. The name of the accused is Gar
dam, and he is a young man of good antece
dents. Great Indignation is caused among the
numerous denouncers of the gaming tables be
cause the authorities of Monte Carlo did not
bring forward independent witnesses. It is even
asserted that the itersmis who bribed t he croupier
to allow them to put the extra cards on the
trcnte-ctquarante table are thoroughly well
known. Gardani, however, was offered tip as
the victim, the managers of the Casino being
said to be afraid of revelations and scandals ir
others were proceeded against. Be this as it
may, the report of the trial is amusing if not in
structive reading. The President (M. do
Lattre), for instance, accused Gardani ’ of
having once before hen Taught using a
packet of rtrepartyi cards The prisoner ad
mitted the fact, but added that the managers of
the Casino had told him not to say a word about
the matter, and hod even Increased his pay. In
his defense Oardini energetically protested that
he did not know tiini prepared cards were used
when the 800.000f. were won. lie continued to
“cut" with complete fait h until the hank broke.
The Advocate General contended that the curds
wore soiled and thumbed with use, and that
Gardani could uot have help'd noticing this.
Gardani was eventually condemned to eighteen
months' imprisonment. A curious feature in
till' trial was the usual "reconstruetion" of the
machinery of crime in the court . This consisted
In a game of trente-et-nurnante. which was
played for the benefit of the tribunal by tho
manager of the Casino aud hid croupiers.
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