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GOVERNMENT CROP REPORTS.
Goneral Indications Good and All
Crops in Fair Condition.
"Washington, June 10. —The June re
turns of the Agriculture, in
dicate a reduction of neany 12 per cent, in
the area of winter wheat. The changes in
the acreage of the State's are very slight,
except in Kansas, where a reduction of 22
per cent, is reuoi’ted, caused by the bad har
vests and low^Hces.
The spring w heat area has licen enlarged
(1 per cent, from the increase of commerce
and farm making west of the Mississippi, in
the districts traversed by the Northern Pa
cific railroad. Most of the increase is in
Dakota, which reirts an increase of 24 per
LARGER WHEAT AREA.
The total area of wheat is aixjut 37,000,-
000 acres, a fraction of 1 [ter cent, more
than that of the previous crop. In the con
dition of winter wheat there is no marked
change, the average being .849, a reduction
of nine-tenths of 1 per cent. In 1880 the
June average was .927. The reports of
short straw are very numerous. In some
districts there are indications that the yield
of grain will be larger proportionally than
If there is no increase from this cause,
the yield must be less than the average.
The harvest is already in progress up to the
38’ degree of noi th latitude.
SPRING WHEAT REPORTS.
The condition of spring wheat is good in
the localities westward, but below the aver
age l'ecords in Wisconsin, Minnesota, lowa
and Nebraska. The general average for
spring wheat is .873, which is lower than in
any recent years, and but thirteen points
higher than in 1881. At harvesting last
year the condition averaged .80. The dry
weather in April has been injurious to the
winter wheat, and the insects have com
mitted greater depredations than usual.
The centi'al belt westward from Pennsyl
vania and Virginia has suffered lots of dam
age from the Hessian flies and the chinch
bug, but we note no injury in Illinois, Mis
souri and Kansas.
The area of winter rve lias been diminished
over ti per cent., mainly by the large reduc
tion in tKansas. The condition is better
than that of wheat, as the usual average is
8.89. An apparent large increase of barley
acreage of 3 per cent, is a good indication.
The increase is in Dakota, Califqjrniu.
Oregon and the Territories. The condition
averages .87, being slightly above that of
There is a continuance of the extension of
oats culture—an increase of 4 per cent. This
crop has taken a part of the area formerly
planted in wheat in Kansas, an advance of
30 per cent. over the acreage
of last year. The increase is large in the
Northwest, and there is a tendency to en
large the acreage in all sections of the coun-
It is a good beginning, but does not ensure a
good crop. The State averages are: Vir
ginia 99, North Carolina 99. South Carolina
98, Georgia 99, Florida 98, Alabama if.*, Mis
sissippi 99, Louisiana 92, Texas 91, Arkan
sas 98, Tennessee 97. General average 96.1.
In the acreage of cotton an increase of 1
per cent, is reported. There appears to be a
slight decline in the States of the Atlantic
coast and an increase west of the Mississippi.
The State averages are Virginia 90, North
Carolina 99.5, South Carolina 98, Georgia
98.5. Florida 97, Alabama 100, Mississippi
100.4, Louisiana 102, Texas 100, Arkansas
102.5, Tennessee 100. The condition of the
cotton is higher than in any year since
1880, averaging!*;.!), and has only been ex
ceeded three times since 1870. The best yield
in that, period was in 1882, when the June
condition was 89, a figure that has been dis
counted only six times since 1870.
There is generally an unusually good
“stand - ’ or ’‘plant." In Texas the seed
planted did not come up well. Late plant
ing is better There is not a full plant in
some fields in Arkansas. Clean culture
is reported as the rule, and healthy color
and good growth.
FAVORABLE COTTON REPORT.
New Orleans, June 10.—The following
is the National Cotton Exchange crop
report: “The returns have been
quite full from all parts of the cotton
belt, and our revision of the acreage, based
on the county reports, is complete. Favor
able weather during the winter in pretty
much the entire cotton belt enabled the
plantei-s to make such headway in their
work that rarely has the land ever been so
generally well prepai’ed for the crop as at
present. The plant is healthy, stands, and
with but few exceptions, are good,
and the general rendition of the crop
is supciior to that of last
year. Over a good portion of Arkansas,
however, and contiguous thereto, the com
plaint is made of grassy fields, though no
actual damage has occurred. All through
the Atlantic Htates the use of fertilizers has
very materially decreased, while the
younger States have, to some extent, made
more use of them. Labor is plenty and
working well, with exception of South
There has been an increased acreage,
slight in most of the States, but showing
well in Arkansas and Texas, making an
average increase for the belt of ]*r cent,
and, giving in round numlx'rs, an nrea of
18.000.000 acres under cultivation in cotton,
distributed as follows:
States. Ter Cent. Acreage.
Virginia, l .... ... ,
Missouri, f U 1
North Carolina 10) 1,045,200
South Carolina 9744 1,550.400
Georgia 1004 J 2,950,000
Florida 101 247,200
Alabama 10044 2,705,800
IteanPSsee 10244 882,000
Mississippi lOlj-2 2.358,800
Arkansas 104 1,825,000
Louisiana 10044 1,025,800
Texas 10-144 3,774.800
Total 101.4 17,991,500
A Well Mended Man.
Font the Chicago Herald.
The recovery of Stephen W. Coakley, a
Well known and respected resident of this
city, from wounds of a most frightful
nature, is perhaps one of the most remark
able on record. Previous to last summer he
had lieen for a numlter of years in the
employ of the North Chicago Railway Com
pany, and having obtained leave of absence,
paid a visit to tno old country, reaching
Itondon in the course of his t ravels on J uly
29. On t hat that day, while awaiting a
train at Nottiug Hill station, on the Metro
politan (underground) railway, his foot
Became entangled in it frog or was caught
by some obstruction in an unaccountable
manner, and be 1 .re he could effect his
release was precipitated headforemost
to the ground and immediately in
front of a rapidly ( advancing train,
which struck nim with all its
force. The train was stopped as s<x)n ns
possible, but not. until it had run a distance
Df seventy five yards, when Coakley was
found tightly wedged in beneath the fire
box. He was extricated from this position
with considerable difficulty, and was appar
ently deud. his scalp !x>ing literally covered
with ghastly cuts and bruises, his right leg
crushed beneath the wheels und Ins arm
broken. The lxxly was conveyed to the
London Hospital, Hammersmith, W., where
a careful examination showed lti. injuries
to consist of twenty-five scalp wounds,
his right leg crashed, the right arm broken
hi two places and the collar-bone broken,
besides several internal injuries, from
which the surgeons at once expressed the
Opinion that Coakley could not possibly re
rover. Delirium set in almost at once, but
recovering consciousness during a short
respite on the following day, Coakley seemed
te comprehend bis frightful situation, and
determined to brave death as long as possi
ble. He was assisted' In this, no doubt ,by
the experience gained as a soldier during
the late war, and as a result he
waR finally enabled to reoroHs the Atlantic
withni three months from the time of his
terrible mishap, and is now a familiar
figure on the streets of Chicago, where he
U|Jl ** seen daily walking about oil crutches.
TURF EVENTS YESTERDAY.
Ormonde Wins the Two Thousand
Guineas- Races Elsewhere.
London, June 10.—This was the last day
of the Ascot heath race meeting. The race
for the Hardwick stakes of 2,000 sovereigns
was won by the Duke of Westminster’s four
year-old colt Ormonde, Mr. Rliiner’s four
vear-old eolt Minting second, and H. T.
Barclay's aged Bendigo third. There were
EVASION SECURES £I,OOO.
In the race for the Alexandra plate of
3,000 sovereigns, J. Hammond's five-year
old chestnut horse Evasion won, with Lord
Hartington’s five-year-old bay horse Sid
Kenneth second, and Mr. Vyner’s live-year
okl chestnut mare Stone Clink third. Seven
INTERESTING ST. LOUIS RACES.
St. Louis, June 10. —The following were
the events to-day:
First Race -For all ages, one mile. Font
won. with Egmont second and Malaria third.
Second Rack— Two-year-olds; selling: three
quarters of a mile. Yandeland won, with Jack
Cocks second and Oscar third. Time 1:5744-
The winner was bought in by his owner, Dan
Honig, for $8,700.
Third Race— Mechanics purse; selling: one
and one-eighth miles. St. Valentine won, with
Gold Flea second and llopedale third. Time
1:3844 St. Valentine was bought in by his
owner, R. W. Thomas, for $1,500.
Fourth Rack—The Charles Green stakes;
$1,500 was added for three-year olds; one and
one-quarter "miles. Terra Cotta won, with
Carey second and Mahoney third. Time 2:12*4.
Fiftr Rack —One and one-sixteenth miles.
Panama won, Florence E. second and Horopii>e
third. Time 1:5044.
Sixth Race— An extra, one mile. Peter Wellis
won. Enchantress second and Emma Manley
third. Time 1:4544-
ON THE JEROME PARK COURSE.
New York. June 10. —The following were
the events at Jerome Park to-day:
First Race—Maidens; two-year-olds; five
furlongs. Billy Brown won, with Tonique sec
ond and Flitaway third. Time 1 ;0744-
Becoxu Race—Handicap; mile and one
sixteenth. Quito won, with Alniy second and
Anarchy third. Time 1:5444.
Third Race —Handicap for 3-year olds; mile
and one-sixteenth. Stockton won, with Bryn
wood second. Time 1:58.
Fourth Rack- Handicap, all ages; mile and
a quarter. Ten Booker won, with Brown Duke
second and Greenfield third. Time 2:18.
Fifth Rack Handicap; all ages; Welter
weights; gentlemen riders; three-quarters of a
mile. Bier won, with Himalaya second and
Burgomaster third. Time 1:22. Hale broke
Sixth Race— Selling: three quarters of a mile.
Little Minnie won, with Strathspey second and
Queen of Hearts third. Time 1:1944- John
Alexander milled up lame.
Seventh Rack- Handicap: steeplechase; full
course. Griffith won, with Harborough second
aud Disturbance third. Time 4:3144.
WAS NOT SAVED.
The Influence of a Salvation Army
From the Brooklyn Eagle.
A tall, angular individual, with a Van
Buren silk hat artistically tipped over one
eye and bearing the air of “a very bad
man,” sauntered listlessly up the aisle in the
Salvation Army barracks, in the old Re
formed church, in Harrison street, near
Tompkins place, last evening just after the
services had commenced.
“Git over and gi’ me room,” he snapped,
as he wedged himself into the end of a seat
next to a fat man with goggles. “I’m a
bad man and I’ve come here to see this
Capt. Alice Terren was in charge of the
meeting, and was in the act, of sending
forth an exhortation burdened with fire and
blood when the angular individual seated
himself. The bail man listened to her for a
few moments and then yelled, “Shut up, or
I’ll clean out the shebang!” The Captain
shut up. Then Lieut. Walsh, who thumps
the banjo as an alleged accompaniment to
the singing, stepped to the front of the stage
and liegan tramming an air that evidently
grated harshly on the bad man's nerves. He
eyed his tormentor a moment and then drew
a huge self-cocking revolver which he delib
erately leveled at the peace destroyer. He
didn’t say a word, but there was a sudden
confusion of chair legs and vanishing hu
manity, and all that was loft to mark the
sjxit where he had been was a flats'hosted
banjo with a broken neck and dismantled
strings. The iwid man quieted down. Then
a sweet-voiced maiden, a recent recruit,
sought to soothe him by the richness of her
voice. The bad man rather liked it and
was soon lulled to sleep. The meeting went
on uudisturbed for half an hour. Then the
bad man awoke with a screech and an
nounced that he wanted to
be saved. There was a rush
of female soul savers’to his side and the
doctrine of salvation was copiously applied.
The result was astonishing. The bad man
asserted that he was saved anti wan Us 1 to lie
received into the ranks of the army, provid
ed he be made a General. Everything was
arranged to his apparent, satisfaction as re
gards the rank he was to assume and he was
requested to eonte forward for prayers. He
shuffled with faltering steps up to the plat
form and there knelt on one kins', while
Captain Alice ami her able corps "of lieu]
tenants poured forth their apjieals for his
This was the situation of affaire as Detec
tive Gray, of the Rutler street precinct,
walked into the barracks. The praying
continued and all went well until he of 1 the
Iwutjo ventured to return. He resurrected
his dismantled instrument from the chair
legs and struck up a tuneful dirge. This
was more t han the bail mail’s nerves could
possibly stand. Out flashtsi a revolver, and
its gleaming barrel was leveled at
the heart of the unfortunate musician.
Thorn was a flash and a rejxirt and
Welsh fell to the stage, ns everyone thought,
mortally wounded. A panic ensued and
there was a rush for the door. Again the
murderous revolver cracked spitefully and
the shrieks of the famulus Iteeame louder and
more piercing. But the voice of the bail
man could be heard clearly altove the din.
“I’m a bad man from the Chain Gang in
New York and 1 come here to kill a man.
Whoop! Clear out o’ here or i’ll fill ver
skins so l ull of holes they won’t hold water.”
Again the revolver suapptd, but for some
reason did not go off. Detective Gray was
trying nil this tune to force his way through
the crowd. He succeeded in reaching a
clear spare at lost and sprang upon the innn.
A straggle ensued. The man with the pis
tol was fully six feet high and of powerful
build. Detective Gray is a somewhat
shorter man, but is heavily built und very
muscular. To and fro the straggling men
swayed, falling over benches aud chairs, but
the officer never let go his grasp. The re
volver was knocked from the man's band
during the struggle. Suddenly Gray’s list
sought the Iwid man’s jugqlar and the strug
gle was ''tided. The prisoner was taken to
the Butler strrat Police Station
and there registered as George
W. Parsons. He admitted that
he had Ihsu convicted several times in New
York and had been a member of what was
formerly known us the famous Chain Gang
which infested the East river docks. The
man was arraigned before Justice Massey
on a charge of carrying a revolver without
a permit. It was supposed that some of
the .Salvation Army people would be on
hand to prefer a charge of disturbing
religious worship, but as none came he was
sent to jail for ten days and his pistol for
feited. He hud over fifty cartridges in his
pockets w'hen arrested.
Referred to the City Authorities.
Editor Morning News: While the city
officials are exerting themselves so strenu
ously to abating all nuisances detrimental
to the public health, why do they not purge
our city of one of the worst nuisances, a
half-witted negro commonly known as
It is hard enough in the winter to let him
roam around collecting the tilth and trash
from some garbage barrel and then scatter
it all ever the city, but in such hot summer
weather as this, it is simply dreadful.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1887.
WICHITA WANTS HER OWN WAY.
The Attorney General of the State
Proposes to Close the Saloons, and Is
Likely to Meet With Some Spirited
From the New York Hun.
Wichita, Kan., June 8. —Asa frontier
town and a boom town Wichita has claimed
immunity from the law prohibiting the
manufacture aud sale of liquor in Kansas.
There are several towns on the border which
have never tolerated any interference from
the Prohibitionists, but Wichita is the first
to claim indulgence on two scores—one that
it is yet wild and woolly enough to have
liquor whether the State authorities want it
to or not. and the other, that as the most
progressive and rapidly growing city in
Kansas, it ought not to be interfered with
to its injury.
Temperance reformers in other States
may not clearly understand the size of Kan
sas, or the difficulties under which their
brethren here labor, unless it is stated that
while there are sections of the State where
the law is as rigidly enforced as the most
pious temperance advocate could wish, there
are other sections in which even the sugges
tion of espionage is so hateful to the people
that they prefer to kill a man rather than
submit to it. When the prohibitory law was
passed, and the full force of the enactment
broke on the minds of the people of Dodge
City, Wichita and other towns along trie
southern and western border, simply
decided that there would be no such foolish
ness in their locality. It was with this de
termination firmly in mind that the editor
of a newspaper here published a card:
TO ALL PROHIBITIONISTS.
:The saloon keepers of Wichita have S3OO on:
deposit in this office :
FOR THE BENEFIT
OF THE WIDOW
of the :
Son of a Gnu who makes
THE FIRST COMPLAINT
THE LIQUOR DEALERS OF THIS TOWN.:
When this proclamation was made Wich
ita was enjoying a man for breakfast every
day, and everybody knew that there was
more or less likelihood that the threat would
he carried out if occasion offered. For this
reason the years went by Without any active
temperance labors here, and w hile towns to
the north suffered from thirst Wichita had
as many saloons as ever. Since the boom
struck the town there has been a large tic
cession to the law and order and temper
ance element, and owing to the agitation
w'hich the newcomers nave maintained,
some of the saloons have so fat
yielded to public opinion as to do busi
ness wholly by the side door. Others
have run wide open as usual. A few weeks
ago the temperance people persuaded the
Mayor to order the saloons closed. A proc
lamation was issued in due form, and the
police were notified that if they found any
body selling liquor after a certain date they
were to arrest him without delay. To this
the saloon keepers and their friends, includ
ing one or two newspapers, replied that
there were bigger men than the Mayor in
the town, and that if he undertook too
much “he might get a run,” or words to that
effect. Before the time for the execution of
the order arrived the City Council had a
meeting, and by almost a unanimous vote
repealed the ordinance giving the Mayor
power to close objectionable houses, and
passed another specifically prohibiting him
front interfering with any of the businesss
enterprises of the town.
This was more than any of the new
coiners had counted on, and tor a few days
the saloon keepers had things their own
way. One of them said on this point:
“When I came to this town the preach
sang mighty small. Ho didn't dare own
that he was a preach, and he never inter
fered with things. Now, look at him. He's
around with a white choker on showing
himself. This ain’t as it was when he ha<l
to camp outside the town until dark, and
then come in shooting a gun so’s not to at
The “preach” is indeed at the fore to some
extent. When the Council passed this new
ordinance, he and his assistants besiged the
Mayor until that functionary vetoed the
measure. Then the Council delayed action
on the veto, and in the meantime six or
seven new saloons opened on the main
street, and ran nil night with three phal
anxes of men. Moreover, one of them put
out a sign as follows;
THE GOSPEL BELL.
Schooners 5 Soul Searchers 10
EXPERIENCE MEETING DAILY.
This made the new comers mad, and as
they saw that the Mayor could not cope
with public sentiment and the saloon keep
ers, they appealed at once to the State au
thorities. When it beoMne known here that
the Attorney General mad been asked to
come to Wichita and take charge of the
prosecution of the saloonists uud<?r the State
law, a - l<x-al newspaper gavo that official
notice that he was not wanted here. He
had better keep away, the paper said.
Wichita has never done him any harm and
it does not want to, but if he sticks his nose
within the municipality he may get it
damaged. This wonderfully progressive
city is in no mood to be trifled with. Let
the State of Kansas take care of itself, and
Wichita will look out for the rest. And so
on. A day or two later this cheerful jour
nal announced that it was pained to
hear that Attorney General Bradford was
coming, but it assured him that he would
not he able to accomplish anything. The
people Had him marked, and if he did not
walk a chalk line from that time on he
would probably rue the day. In reply to
these threats the Attorney General has sent
word that he is coming, all the srme, and
that whether he has any assistance from the
local authorities or not "he will close every
saloon in that town. Each side thinks the
other is bluffing, but of one thing there can
Ixi no doubt. When the Attorney General
arrives there will be a bigger crowd at the
depot to meet him than was ever seen at any
circus in Kansas. The new men here want
to welcome him, and the old-timers are
rather anxious to see a man who has no
reputation as a killer, but who announces
that he is coming about as Doc Halliday and
Bat Masterson used to do when they had a
now rifle, and wanted to try it on somebody.
While Wichita is waiting for him it is hav
ing all it wants to drink.
Another Kitseane Victim.
From the Pittsburg Chronicle.
“I can tell you another of Kissane’s ras
calities,” exclaimed a man front Butler
county, ns he came in and seated himself
on the snake editor’s desk. “He cheated
“Hold!” interrupted the snake editor.
“Whose rascality is this you are about to
“Kissane’s. He cheated—”
“But who is Kissanof”
The gentleman from Butler county open
cd his eyes wide and ejaculated:
“I asked who Kissane is,” replied the
snake editor. “I don’t want to listen to
any of Ills rascalities unless I know who he
“Don’t you know who Kissane iRi"
“Never heard of him till this minute.”
“Why, the papers have ixsen full of his
meanness for a couple of months,” ex
p tail ted the visitor.
“Oh, come now,” replied the snake editor,
"you can’t impose on me like that. T read
the papers every day, and I certainly
should have seen it if there had been any
thing in them ulxiut him.”
“Whv, he is guilty of all the crimes imag
“He is! Well, that’s interesting. You
may tell me how he cheated you.”
“ Well, it was in the fall of 1856—”
“Stop!” again commanded the snake edi
tor. "Wedon’t want anything quite that
ancient. If you have a nice fresh fraud to
report, bring it in, but you can’t Impose any
back-number cheatery on us in that sham-.
The fall of 1856, indeed! This is a dally
newspaper, sir, not a monthly magazine.
Good morning.” •
And the latest, Kissane victim left the
office in n 'lev 1 condition of mind.
BATTLING WITH A BURGLAR.
Hand-to-Hand, With the Odds of a
Dagger Against Him.
Danbury, Conn., June B.—Samuel A.
Bamum, a retired business man whose resi
dence is on West street, was awakened be
tween 3 and 4 o’clock this morning by a
noise in his room. As he opened his eyes
he saw that daylight was approaching, and
at the same instant he saw a man standing
by his bedside. Mr. Barnunt thrust his arm
under his pillow, pretending to feel for a
pistol, and said:
“Who are you
The intruder poised a drggor over Mr.
Barnum, and said:
Then the man seized Mr. Bamum’s trous
ers from a chair and made a rush for the
door. Mr. Barnum sprang out of bed and
grappled with the burglar, who stabbed him
twice in the face. They fought the length
of a long hallway, tearing up the carpet
and streaking the walls with blood. Mr.
Barnum got hold of the burglar’s throat
and threw him. They fell into the bath
room. After a terrific struggle Mr. Barnum
managed to get on top of his adversary.
The fellow then begged, but Mr. Barnum
tightened his grip and tried to strangle him.
At this moment the burglar thrust his dag
ger into Mr. Barnum’s shoiflder and twisted
it around. Mr. Barnum then shouted for
By this time the whole family were in the
hall. Mrs. Barnum was screaming and her
daughter was frantic with fear. Arnzi, Mr.
Bamum’s son, rushed to his father’s assis
tance, and they disarmed the burglar. Mrs.
Barnum went down-stairs and procured a
clothes line, and the prisoner was tied hand
and foot, carried down ;stairs and lashed to
the stair rails. A messenger was sent for
Officer Waggoner, Arnzi and Mi s. Barnum
watching their prisoner and the daughter
trying to stop the bleeding of her father’s
wounds. He had been stabbed five times —
twice in,the face, twice in the shoulder and
once in the foot. The point of the dagger
was broken off in the scuffle, and to this
fact, possibly, Mr. Barnum owes his life.
He is still suffering from excitement and
loss of blood.
The prisoner was taken to pdice headquar
ters and locked up. He had entered the
house by the kitchen window, removed his
shoes and lighted a lamp. The dog, which
usually barks at the slightest noise, was
found stupefied with some drug. The pris
oner gave his name as Joshua Jones, of Bos
ton. In his pockets were two empty pocket
books, two pairs of handsome sleeve buttons,
a pair of nippers, a bunch of skeleton keys
and Mr. Barnum’s silk handkerchief. He
seems to be about 19 years of age, and has
very light blue eves. "Detective Wade, who
travels with P. T. Barnum’s circus, thinks
the prisoner is a fellow who has been follow
ing the circus and was of a party of thieves
who were broken up by the police when the
circus was at Pittsfield. If he is, he belongs
in Philadelphia. He was bound over to the
Superior Court under $5,000 bonds.
Mr. Barnum retired from business some
years ago, and is very well known through
out Western Connecticut.
SAM STRATTON’S HOME.
A Scene From David Copperfleld Re
From the Baltimore Sun.
Among the pen pictures of lowly homes
drawn by Dickens, the interest he threw
around the domicile of Pegotty, in the up
turned boat on Yarmouth sands, was per
haps one of the most original in the author’s
catalogue of scenes described among the
class front which he chose so much mate
rial. The ingenuity of man and the forces
within him are shown in his practical appli
cation of whatever is at hand to contrißute
to the creative comfort of himself and fam
ily. Peggotty’s home was one of these inci
dents, and its surroundings inside and out,
as portrayed by the great author, showed
the ready wit and grasp of men of the sea.
Their very education, in its cosmopolitan
character, gives them a command of things
that but few landlubbers would even consid
er in cases of necessity.
In the harbor of Baltimore there is a re
production of the Yarmouth fisherman’s
home. The only difference is that the Balti
more home is a "floating domicile, which can
he moved to suit the whims of wharfinger or
harbormaster, and a change of location does
not mean a change of residence—a perhaps
anomalous condition of things. Its owner is
Sam Stratton, a stalwart boatman, who,
like the bird of prey in “Our Mutual
Friend,” is nightly on the waters, bent on
making a livelihood by means tar remote
from those exployed by Gaffer Hexam on the
broas-t of the Thames. Sam Stratton is a
night ferryman who carries belated passen
gers across the river from the foot of Broad
way to Locust Point.
Lying in a sort of wallabout at Woodall’s
shipyard is Sant Stratton’s home. It Is a
mastless schooner of fifty tons, called the
Edgar, and once hailed from Crisfield. It is
Sam’s boast that he bought it for $4 75 from
an Eastern Shoreman, who was wrecking
the vessel, and while doing so was suddenly
called home by his wife’s illness. Sam had
his purchase towed out on the flats in the
hollow under Federal Hill, and there began
to fix it up as a home for himself and aged
mother. The cabin, which is quite spacious,
is used as a parlor and the berths serve as
bedrooms. Neat carpets and other adorn
ments make it a cozy habitation. On deck is
a summer kitchen, which also serves the
purpose of a dining-room, chicken house and
pigt-on boxes, alt of which are inhabited.
On top of the cabin a miniature railing
protects a neat flower garden from the at
tacks of the poultry, and gives a pastoral
air to the vessel’s deck. The hold serves the
purpose of a cellar, in which the coal and
drift-wood that Bum picks up are put away
for future comfort. It is Peggotty’s homo
reproduced, and in Sain is picture! the
Yarmouth fisherman,while the aged mother,
sitting under an awning, suggests Mrs.
Gunnnidge. As Peggotty’s sister came down
front London, so Sam’s sister comes down
from the city several times a week to aid
the boatman and his mother to keep the
house shipshape. David Copperfleld and
Hum and Emily, however, are not repre
sented in Sam Stratton's homo on Ixinrd tho
Tho Lost Kis3.
From the Chicago New*.
Senator John Sheri nan is a pretty cun
ning politician, but he slips up once in a
while. Ho took a walk around Springfield
one day last week. A buxom young lady,
holding a baby in her arms, was loaning
over the gate in front of a large, fine look
‘•What a lovely child,” exclaimed Senator
Sherman; “pray, may I kiss itf”
‘•Certainly,” said the buxom young ludy,
and the eminent Ohioan gave the baby a
smack that made it putout its under lip and
wrinkle its red face all up for a howl.
“That's ns fine a child ns I ever saw,
madam! I’ll warrant you it’s the picture of
its father!".said the Senator. “In fact, the
child interests me so much that Fd like to
have ita father call on me at the hotel.”
With t his he handed out. a card.
“Snkes alive, sir!” cried the buxom young
lady, “It haint got no father; this is lujt
A Queer Notion.
fVom thr New York Evening
"Here's a red headed girl, and
horse," remarked Mr. John Mathev.s, the well
known sporting man who wan walking down
Broadway with a reporter.
“What do you mean?” he was asked.
“Didn’t you ever hear that liefore? Every
thin* you meet a red-beaded girl you will gee a
Half a bleak further another red headed girl
"Where's your white horse now?" asked the
'There's one turning the next corner," he re
plied. and. sun* enough, around the corner came
a white horse drawing a dray.
"They never fall, I tell you. I have heeu say
ing. Here’s a red-headed girl and there's‘a
white horse' for 111 teen years. I've never got
After parting the reporter met one more red
headed girl, and. looking for the while horse,
was not surprised to see a car jiass draw u by
two of them. .
BRYAN.—The friends <:< Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
C. Bryan are invited to attend the funeral of
their infant daughter Bessie, at the family resi
dence, No. HO Liberty street, 10 o’clock THIS
WILLHARM.—The friends and relatives of
Sirs. Mandoline Willharm, Mr. Charles Baker.
Sir. Rudolph Pair and their families are respect
fully invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Will
harm. from her late residence at Thunderbolt,
at 6 o'clock.
Interment at Bona venture.
_ SPECIAL, NOTICES.
We, the undersigned, engaged in Real Estate
and Auction Business, do hereby agree to close
our respective places oil SATURDAYS AT 2 P
M., from and including JUNE 11th, 1887, TO
SEPTEMBER Ist, 1887.
C. H. DORSETT,
DANIEL R. KENNEDY,
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN & SON,
i. and. Laroche’s sons,
ROBERT H. TATEM.
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND IM
Savannah, Ga., June 11th, 1887.
This is the LAST DAY for paying the Twenty
fourth Installment to avoid tines.
M. J. SOLOMONS, Sec’y and Treas.
31 DOZEN VERY PRETTY
Assorted STRAW HATS just opened from last
New York steamer. For sale very low by
JAUDON, ISO St. Julian Street,
I have sold out my Bakery, formerly known as
the “New York Variety Bakery,” to MR. C. A.
VETTER, and repeetfully ask my patrons a
continuance of past patronage. Respect fully,
GEORGE HELM KIN.
Having bought the Bakery on the corner of
South Broad and East Broad streets, known as
the “New York Variety Bakery,” of MR.
GEORGE HELMKIN, I respectfully ask the
patronage of the former. Respectfully,
C. A. VETTER.
Savannah, Ga., June 9, 1887.
We. the undersigned, hereby agree to close
our respective places of business on Saturdays at
2 p. m., beginning with June 11th, and ending on
Epstein & Wannbacher, H. Myers & Bros,
B'red M. Hull, Smith Bros & Cos.,
A. Ehrlich & Bro., Bendheim Bros & Cos.,
Geo. AV. Tiedeman, Rieser & Stem,
A. Leffler, Lee Roy Myers & Cos.,
C. M. Gilbert * Cos., Herman & Kayton,
M. Mendel & Bro., Isaac G. Haas,
M. Ferst & Cos., R. G. Dunn & Cos.,
S. Ouckenheimer & Son, P. B. Springer,
H. Solomons & Son, C. D. Rogers.
Grady, DeLettre & Cos.,
The LONDON ASSURANCE CORPORATION,
hitherto represented in this city by Mr. C. G.
FALLIGANT, is now in the hands of Col. R. J.
DAVANT, who will be glad to serve the patrons
of the Corporation and the public generally.
Office 1(M Bay street.
DIVIDEND NO. 49.
Augusta and Savannah Railroad, )
Savannah, Ga., June 7, 1887. f
On and after THIS DATE a Dividend of
THREE DOLLARS AND A HALF per sliare
will be paid to the Stockholders of the Augusta
and Savannah Railroad, at the banking house of
CHARLES H. OLMSTEAD & CO., between the
hours of 10 A. M. and 1 r. m.
W. S. LAWTON, President.
From this date and until further notice the
STEAMER KATIE will be withdrawn from the
Savannah river, for the purpose of general over
hauling. Due notice will be given of the re
sumption of her route.
The Savannah Fire and Marine Insnrance
A call is hereby made upon stockholders, in
accordance with the charter, for an installment
of TWENTY-FIVE (25) DOLLARS per share of
the capital stock of this Company, being the
balance due on said stock, payable at the office
of the Company, No. 93 Bay street, Savannah,
Georgia, to the Secretary, on or lief ore the 15th
By direction of the Board of Directors.
W. H. DANIEL, Secretary.
DR. HENRY S COLDLIG,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
E. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
Trinity & E. Church Sunday School
WILL GIVE A
PICNiC TO WARSAW
TuSHay, June (4tli, 'B7.
Steamer DAVID CLARKE will leave wharf
foot of Lincoln street at 7:30 a. m.
Cjyldren 25c [ Adults 50c
W PRINTER ANI) BOOKBINDER.
At tlie Kuslness, and up
with the Music nil the Time.
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
Every thltiK complete for the
ItvMt Work. No Mlouchy work
men. No poor work.
P. J. FALLON,'
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
22 DRAYTON STREET, SAVANNAH
MATES promptly furnished for building
l v of any class.
Charleston & Savamiah Ry.
Through Pullman Service.
COMMENCING June 12th a through Pullman
Buffet service will lie rendered daily be
tween Savamiah and Hot Springs, N. C., via
Spartanburg and Ashville.
Leave Savannah ...... 12:26 p m
Leave Charleston 1:45 pm
Leave Columbia 10:20 p m
Arrive Spartanburg 2:20 am
Arrive Asheville 7:00 a m
Arrive Hot Springs 9:00 a m
To SPARTANBURG $l3 30
To ASHEVILLE IT. 1.5
To HOT SPRINGS IT 13
Sleeping ear reservations and tickets good
until Oct. 31st, 1687, can be had at BREN’S
TICKET OFFICE, Bull street, and at depot.
E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass. Agt.
CMrleston anil Savanna!
Commencing SUNDAY, MAY 15th, this Com
pany will sell round trip tickets to
CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT AND
By following Trains and at following Rates:
By train leaving Sundays only, at 6:45 a. m.; re
turning, leave Charlestonat 3:35 p. m., Port
Royal 3:30 and Beaufort 3:45 p. m. same
day $1 00
By train leaving Sunday only at 6:45 a. m,; re
turning, leave Charleston Monday 3:45
A. M $2 00
By train leaving Saturday at 8:23 p. M.; return
ing, leave Charleston Monday 3:45 a. m. . $2 50
Tickets for sale at WM. BREN'S, Bull street
and at Depot. E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass. Agent.
11H IT ANI) GROCERIES.
I WILL SELL
The following articles cheaper
than can be bought elsewhere:
Figs, Clothes Pins,
Dates, Clothes Lines,
Dried Apples, Soda,
Dried Peaches, Olive Oil,
Tea, Toilet Soap,
LEMONS BY THE BOX.
LEMONS BY THE HUNDRED.
LEMONS BY THE DOZEN.
Call and get prices before buying elsewhere.
Corner Congress, Bull and St. Julian.
WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF
SUITABLE FOR PICNIC PARTIES.
"We A.lso Handle Largely
Staple & Fancy Groceries
VYt Bottom Prices.
The Mutual Co-Operative Association
And See for Yourselves.
John R. Withington, Agent
I I A Y.
CHOICE EASTERN HAY.
FANCY WESTERN HAY.
SPECKLED, BLACK EYE, CLAY and MIXED.
FRESH STOCK MESSINA LEMONS.
CORN, OATS, BRAN. CORN EYES.
PEANUTS, ONIONS, ETC.
Close Prices on Car Lots of Hay and Grain.
/ \i;R STOCK at all times containing the
" t apparel of correct and seasonable taste is
now complete with an assortment of goods
which avtll lie found especially interesting for
those preparing for the country.
Partlcula attention is invited to our line of
House and Lounging Coats,
P O J A M A S ,
And the many little fixings which add so
materially to coinfort and appearance during
We are also showing several novelties in
which are delightfully cool and of the styles
and fabrics used in fashionable centres. We
will consider it a pleasure to show any one
through our mock.
A. FALK & SON.
Blount County, - Tennessee.
THIS Health Resort will be open May Ist 188?
The most celebrated Dyspeptic Water
known. Elegant Hotel and Grounds. Excellent
Table. Telephone connection with Knoxville
Rates: Si per day; 825 per month for Mavand
June; S2 per day, SlO and *l2 per week. $35 and
S4O per month for July and August. Half rates
for children. J. C. ENGEL, Prop
THE WHITE SULPHUR SPli^
GREENBRIER COUNTY, W. VA.
The most celebrated of all the Mountain
Resorts, and one of the oldest and most popular
of American Watering places, will open for the
season June 1. Elevation above tide-water
2,000 feet; surrounding mountains, 3,500 feet’
Send for pamphlet describing hygienic advan'
mgPS- B. F. KAKLE, Sup’t
Accommodates 1,000 persons. Rates, $3 per day
for rooms, except those on parlor and first floors
Open from June 18 to Oct. 1.
H, 8. CLEMENT E Man£en C ° X ’ Pr ° prieto "-
Union Avenue, opposite Congress Springs Park,
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 18th.
For particulars address 229 Broadway, Room
18, N. V, or 420 Gates Avenue. Brooklyn X Y
PAUL C. GRENING, Proprietor.
CLARENDON HOTEL, ■
Saratoga Springs, IST. Y,
OPENS JUNE 25th.
Popular rates $8 00 per day
pAPON SPRINGS AND BATHS,
Lithia and Superior Iron Waters, Hamp
shire countv, W. Va.—This celebrated mountain
resort for health and pleasure; Baths of any
temperature; a summer climate unsurpassed; a
charming summer home with its many improve
ments, accommodating 800 guests, opens June
Ist. Rend for circular and rate sheet (for medi
cal and other testimony). WM. H. SALE, Pro
r PHE WATAUGA HOTEL, Btowing Roek, N.
A C. In the mountains of North Carolina
4,000 feet above the sea. Easily accessible. Medi
cal graduate on the premises. Terms the low
est in North Carolina. Opened June Ist for the
season. For information address WATAUGA
HOTEL CO., Blowing Rock, N. C.
PAWLING, N. Y., on the Harlem railroad; a
large brick structure, first class in every
particular. Now open. Terms reasonable. Send
for circulars. WM. H. BURROUGHS,
r pHOUSAND ISLANDS.—Westminster Hotel,
A Westminster Park, Alexandria Bay, N. Y.—
“Unquestionably the finest location in the
Thousand Islands.”— Harper's Magazine, Sept.,
1881. Send for descriptive pamphlet. H. F.
7th and Chestnut Streets,
JOHN TRACY, PROPRIETOR,
RATES, $3 50 PER BAY.
Centrally located, Ally a short walk from
Penn'a and Reading Depots. New Passenger
Elevator, Electric Bells, New Dining Room and
all modern improvements. Polite attendance
and unsurpassed table.
KTTSELL’S PRIVATE HOTEL
91 FIFTH AVENUE, NEAR 17th STREET,
A MERICAN and European plans. Location
2 V most central. Roo. en suite or singly.
First-class board and accommodations. Prices
reasonable as a boarding house.
new hoYbl togniT
(Formerly St. Mark's.l
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
THE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGN’I, Proprietor.
S. A. UPSON, Manager.
MARSHALL JUTU S E,
SAVANNAH, - - GA
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly of
the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. AH ports of th“ city and places of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
the doors. Special inducements to those visit
ing the city for business or pleasure. _
THIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
a Passenger Elevator (the only one in the
city) and has beetn remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
Screven House, is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
THE MORRISON HOUSE.
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
VFFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
with pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing tahle. regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall House
The Active Fortune Range
WITH HAYES' PATENT CIRCULATINQ
BOILER AND SUPPORTERS.
Something New, Good and Cheap.
It is the best Range on the market. Call and
see it, at
Cornwell & Chipman’s,
Sole Agents, undor Odd Fellows Hall.
“PROPOSALS AVAN TELL
City op Savannah, |
Office City Si’bveyoh, >
June 6th, 1887. 1
'11711.1. BE RECEIVED at the office of the
YY * Clerk of Council until 12 a., MOM>Ai,
JUNE 18th, for paving the eastern wa.k or
Abercorn street through Lafayette square, two
walks of Maeou street, running east and west
through Madison square, two walks of Barnard
street, running north and south through Chat
ham square, with liest quality Savannah gray
brick, or best quality Chattahoochee, Atlanta
or Moron |siring hrielc or patent stone; curbing
to be either blue stone or patent stone. Bid*
must specify each square separately.
The right to reject any or all bids reserved.
JOHN B. HOWARD.
MOLASSES. • '
M OL A S SBS.
500 BARRELS MOLASSES
FOR ftALB Bk
C. M. GILBERT k CO