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SATURDAY. JUNE IS. 1887.
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The Morning News will begin the pub
lication next Sunday of a very bright and
intensely interesting story, entitled “Nora
of the Adirondacks,” by Anne E. Ellis. This,
story was written for the Morning News,
and it will be found to lie well worth read
ing. It contains thirty-eight chapters, and
grows in interest with each chapter. The
President's annual fishing excursion to the
Adirondacks lends new interest to that sec
tion of country, and a story in which some
of its features are described can liardly fail
to be appreciated.
Georgia had her full share of hangings
When Gen. Grant said, “Let us have
peace,” was he joking?
Just now the South seems to be doing
“the fraternity act” all by itself.
. Patrick McGuire, of New York, keeps
nineteen dogs in a yard back of his saloon.
It goes without saying that '‘dead-beats”
give him a wide berth.
Mr. R. B. Hayes, who once occupied the
White House, goes to market every morn
ing with a basket of eggs on his arm. He’s
not proud a bit, but he’s thrifty.
! Democrats would do well to keep an eye,
on the Congressional elections next year.
The Democratic majority in the House of
Representatives ought to be increased.
“Is it right,” asks a contemporary, “for a
member of the General Assembly to go with
out his coat?” It depends upon where he is
going. If he is going to bed it is all right
A lady in this city whose husband belongs
to the Masonic fraternity, the Odd Fellows,
two benevolent.societies and a military com
pany, doesn’t call him "hubby.” She calls
Visitors to the prize drill at Houston,
Tex.,are notified that they would do well to
provide themselves with india rubber stom
achs. Either the water or the liquor at
Houston is bod.
The statement is made that the music bills
of the Saratoga hotels during the months of
July and August will amount to fully SBO,-
000. The bills about which the guests will
make music will amount to a great deal
The Princess of Wales took a ride in the
Deadwood coach at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
show tho other day. She sat on the box
with “the Hon. the Col. W. F. Cody.”
Royalty in England is becoming quite Dem
The Lomax Rifles, of Mobile, have given
Miss Voss, their sponsor at the national drill,
a magnificient jtair of diamond earrings.
The gift was deserved, for no doubt Miss
Voss’ smiles encouraged the Rifles to win
the first prize.
The Mayor of Des Moines, la., has been
fined seven different times for breaking or
dinances he worked to have passed, and he
has finally threatened to resign If the police
don't let him alone. To resign would be the
best service ho could render his city.
Mr. John H. Inman, of Now York, is said
to have made a largo stun of money by the
collajrae in the coffee boom bubble. It is not
stated that he is going to invest any of it in
Southern railroads. Ho hasn't recovered
from his Covington and Macon experience.
It is stoted that before returning to the
1 nitod rtates, Mr. Blaine will make a cir
cuit of the globe. Hu expects to be met at
Han Francisco with the Republican nomina
tion for the Presidency. It is a very nice
scheme, but nobody knows wliat a year will
Would it not be a good plan for the gov
ernment, to return the United States flags
captured by the Confederates, and recovered
after the war, to the Southern States pro
rate, and give the Confederate flags, cap
tured by the Union troops, to the Northern
States in the same way? That would prob
*' y rpß ton' that harmony which some after
dmner orators from the South are so fond
01 rcicrrmg to.
The Battle Flags
The angry and bitter protests of some of
the Grand Army people against the proposi
tion to return the battle flags stored in the
War Department at Washington to the
States, from the soldiers of which they were
taken during the civil war, were wholly
uncalled for. The Commander in Chief of
the Grand Army,Gen. Fairchild, made use of
expressions of which lie ought to be heartily
ashamed. If his remarks represent the pre
vailing sentiment at the North, and the ex
pressions of Gov. Gordon, of this State, on
the same subject, represent the prevailing
sentiment at the South, it is evident that the
South is a long way ahead of the North in
the work of burying sectional issues and
bringing about fraternal feelings be
tween the two sections. Gen.
Fairchild talks like a small politician who
wants to keep alive sectional feeling for po
litical purposes. Gen. Gordon talks like a
brave soldier who realizes that the war is
over, and like a statesman who wants the
sections to clasp hands and work together
for the good of tho whole country.
Surely there was no occasion for the sort
of talk that some of the Grand Army peo
ple indulged in. If they did not like the
proposition with regard to the battle flags,
thoy could have said so in a very quiet,
pleasant way. A simple request that it
was not agreeable to them would have been
heeded as quickly as the ill-tempered resolu
tions they adopted.
Neither the President nor the Adjutant
General of the army, who proposed the re
turn of the flags, hail any other object in
view than the proper preservation of them.
They are stored in the attic of the War Do
partment and are receiving no care. There
are 545 of them in all, of which 150 have a
complete history recorded and 150 have only
a partial history on file. The remainder are
without ldontracation. The Adjutant
General thought that it would be a wise
thing to do to send the Union banners to
the States which have a claim to
them, and the Confederate banners to
tho States with which they are identified.
The President, without a careful examina
tion of the law relating’to the flags, approved
the idea of the Adjutant General. When
he found that there was objection to the re
moval of the flags from Washington he ex
amined the law more closely and found that
he had exceeded his authority, and, there
fore, withdrew his approval. That is the
whole story, and yet Gen. Fairchild wants
the man who suggested the removal of the
flags stricken with palsy from the crown of
his head to the soles of his feet.
Does it not seem as if there were “bloody
shirt” politics at tho bottom of this Grand
Army indignation and excitement? It cer
tainly looks ns if the Republican leaders and
organs have stirred up the excitement over
the proposition to distribute the flags with
the hope of getting some fresh campaign
material. If that were the purpose of the
bitter speeches and resolutions it is doubtful
if they will meet with much success. The
hearts of the people are not filled with hate
and bitterness, and they are not likely to be
influenced by sectional issues. It is worthy
of notice that the Confederate veterans from
Richmond were given a most enthusiastic
reception at Boston on Thursday, and that
the people of that city vied with each other
in showing their kindly feeling for them
within the shallow of Bunker Hill monu
ment. The small politicians may hqwl
themselves hoarse, but the hearts of the
masses will not respond to the doctrine of
hate. The sentiments of Gordon will be
applauded by thousands where those of
Fairchild are applauded by oue.
It is doubtful whether the ordinance intro
duced into the Council by Alderman Duncan,
at its last meeting, prohibit ir-g excavations
of any kind within the city limits without a
permit from the Sanitary Commission, is a
wise oue. There does not appear to be any
reason for it, and the Council ought to lie
able to decide when the making of excava
tions would be dangerous to the public
health. Doubtless the Sanitary Commis
sion would depend largely upon the opinion
of the Health Offii ur as to when excava
tions should or should not lx- made, and the
Council can get the opinion of that officer
when it wants It. The people, it is pretty
safe to say, prefer to have the Council,
which is directly responsible to them, and
which is almost wholly made up of business
men, exercise authority in this matter
rather than the Sanitary Commission.
The chances are that if Alderman Dun
can’s resolution wore adopted the making of
improvements during the summer months
would be greatly interfered with. It could
hardly be otherwise than that there would
be a good deal of circumlocution in getting
permits, even in cases in which they were
finally granted, and this would be discour
aging to those anxious to erect buildings.
Building should not be checked unless
there is an absolute necessity for doing so.
There are many mechanics and laborers who
depend upon their daily work for the means
of living, and it would be a hardship to them
to be forced to remain idle for the greater
part of the snmmer. There is as much
building going on in this city in the summer
as in any other season, and without excel
lent reusons it ought not to be stopped. Just
now the sanitary work which ought to be
attended to is that connected with some of
the old privy vaults of the city. The clean
sing of these vaults, the purifying of Bilbo
canal uiul the enforcement of sanitary regu
lations relative to private premises are mat
ters to which tho Sanitary Commission might
give its attention with benefit to the public.
The committee having in charge the erec
tion of a monument to tho late President
Arthur at tho Itural Cemetery, near Albany,
N. Y., has collected much more than the
SIO,OOO desired. The surplus will be used to
erect a monument in New York city, which
will take the form of a life-sized statue in
bronze. President Arthur was a popular
man, ho mado an acceptable President, and
it is fitting that his memory should be
honored in the way proposed.
Ex-Speaker Carlisle has been interviewed
in Cincinnati. Ho expressed himself de
cidedly in favor of an extra session of Con
gross. It is said in Washington tlint the
President places great reliance in the ex-
H(>eaker"s judgment, and will probably call
Congress together in October. Mr. Randall
opposes an extra session.
The Grand Army of the Republic winks
at Senator Sherman and whispers: “You
wave the bloody shirt, we’ll kick up a row
in another direction; and if together we
don't solidify the gone old ]>arty, it will be
duo to the fact that decomposition lias set
in too far.”
R E. Lee Camp of Confederate Veterans,
of Pdehtnond, Va., had a good time while
visiting Boston. When Boston shakes hands
across the bloody chasm and says “Let’s lie
l friends” she seems to be in earnest.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1887.
Street Railroad Facilities.
Tho part that the street railroads are
playing in building up this city is a very
considerable one. They afford quick trans
portation to localities that are quite distant
from tho business centre, and thus encourage
the building of dwelling houses in those,
localities. Within the last five years the
sandy, barren commons southeast of the
park has lieen built up with handsome resi
dences. A single block there is now worth
more than a hundred acres were ten years
ago. Improvements iqioii a large scale
have also been made jn the southwestern
section. Without tho street railroads the
improvements in the localities indicated
would have been insignificant in comparison
with those which are to lie seen there now.
There is still a lack, however, of street car
accommodations. The section south of An
derson street lias a population large enough
to justify the extending of a street car line
through it. Street car facilities would aid
greatly in building it up, aud the street car
company which recognizes this fact,and acts
upon it, will do a good thing for itself and
for the city.
In proportion as improvements are made
the demand for mechanics and laborers will
increase, and the prosperity of the city will
keep pace with the increase of that demand.
The disposition to build is now very marked.
New houses are being erected in all the
southern part of the city, and the indica
tions are that within the next twelve months
more laiildings of one kind and another will
be erected than over before in the same
length of time in the city’s history.
The street railroads can help along the
building boom by extending their accommo
dations to the localities that are being im
The ro'l of the Senate of the Fiftieth
Congress was completed by the election of
Mr. Chandler, of New Hampshire. There
are thirty-nine Republicans, including the
ex-Readjuster Rlddleberger, of Virginia,
and thirty-seven Democrats. Some ques
tion may lie raised in connection with the
election of Senator Turpie, of Indiana, and
it seems that the Governor of West Virginia
refuses a certificate of election to Senator
Faulkner, of that State, but the settlement
of these questions will not disturb the pres
ent political complexion of the body. In
the very near future the Senate will no
doubt be Democratic.
An Atlanta man was in the city yester
day, and his prohibition proclivities natu
rally led him to wander down to the river.
He saw one of the black flags put up bj r the
dredging company floating near a small
boat which lay partly under water. “Good
gracious!” he exclaimed, “look at that now!
Here’s the whole country lieen trying to
catch those filibusters without success, and
yet Savannah lets ’em run their boat right
up to the city, with the black flag flying.
By George, I believe Savannah’s in league
with ’em.” The Atlanta man is always
smart —in fact there are times when he is too
The Rahway murder mystery has come
to the front again. A man arrested at
Salem, 111., says that he is one of the mur
derers of the girl, and Sergt. Conger, of the
Rahway police, has a surviving relic of the
mystery in the shape of a young rooster
that lias been hatched from one of the eggs
taken from the basket found near the mur
dered girl’s remains. The chicken is of a
remarkable variety, with large feathers on
his legs like the wings of a Mercury, and it
is the intention of the police to endeavor to
trace the purchase of the eggs by the breed
of the roaster.
In Derry Township, Pa., resides a Miss
Sorrows, who claims that she has been be
witched by an old woman of the place. She
says that between 4 and 8 o’clock in the
morning a black cat appears before her and
yells in the mast frightful and unnatural
manner. The strangest thing about her
story is that it is believed by the people of
the place. The grand jury has determined
to investigate the matter. Perhaps Penn
sylvania will distinguish herself by burning
a witch. *
Col. Ballington Booth writes to the Brook
lyn Eagle emphatically denying that there
is any immorality in the Salvation Army,
lie also denies that the army is bankrupt.
He says that the army in this country now
numbers 800 corps, under the supervision of
700 salaried officers, and is no more English
than any similar organization, but embraces
every nationality under the sun. Outside of
Savannah, Atlanta aqd Columbus, the
army is not meeting with favor in Georgia.
That will be an interesting meeting at
Millodgeville when Gov. Gordon goes there
to attend tho commencement exercises of
the Middle Georgia Mechanical aud Agricul
tural Coljege. Gen. D. H. Hill, the Presi
dent of the college, and Gov. Gordon both
served the Confederacy in Virginia. The
meeting between the two will be celebrated
with imposing ceremonies.
Keely, the motor man, is out in another
card explaining that he is now engaged in
“graduating” or “adjusting” his engine,
and that when he gets through with this
process he will be prepared to astonish the
world. The stockholders in this part of the
country wouldn’t object, jierhaps, to his
hurrying up his adjusting process.
Here is a bit of information that is inter
esting: Of the 258 Popes of the Catholic
church, 104 were natives of Italy, fourteen
of France, nine of Greece, seven of Ger
many, five of Asia, three of Africa, three
of Spain, five of Dalmatia, one of England,
one of Portugal and one of Holland.
The Chicago Tribune says: “John Sher
man is a great man, but his Presidential
boom appears to lie frozen hard enough to
skate on already.” Just so. To have pre
vented it from freezing he ought to have
kept it at a safe distance from himself.
The pirates of Sumatra are said to bo
more numerous and daring than ever before.
Consuls on the island warn all captains of
vessels that they must keep a long distance
off the east coast, unless protected by a man
A man nanus! Kansas Nebraska Bill, who
lives in Connecticut, has a brother named
Lecompton Constitution Bill. They indig
nantly deny that they have any acquaint
ance with tho family of Due Bills.
Henry George has four interesting chil
dren. It is to be hoped, when they grow up,
that they will depart as far as possible from
the ways of their father.
Having exhausted the pronouns the novel
ists are beginning to use the verbs as titles
for their productions. The latest is a novel
v The capitol at Nashville, Tenn., is said to
be about to fail down. If it does, there
will be at least ore homeless legislature.
It’s English, You Know.
From the Boston Globe (Don.)
New York cold-shouldered Kapiolani, but the
bells of Trinity will ring the jubilee of Victoria
next Sunday. It’s . you know; quite ,
you know. Watch Mr. Rossa.
In Spite of Ccprolitic Remains.
From the Missouri Republican ( Dem.)
( handlers speech to the caucus of Republi
can members of the New Hampshire Legisla
ture was an echo of the Springfield shriek, but
the country will move forward in peace and
prosperity iu spite of the coprolitic remains of
No, They Do Not.
From the Memphis Avalanche (Dem.)
The Philadelphia Press, quoting from the
Avalanche the sentence that "while President
Cleveland has been true to his pledges regard
ing civil service reform, he has also been true
to his party in the matter of offices,” says: "See
how the Democrats smile.” evidently the outs
don't think it a laughing matter.
Need the Treasury at Their Back.
From the New York Evening Sun (Ind.)
Gentlemen who combine to buck against
wheat ought to have the United States Treasury
at their back. Fjve millions of dollars is a good
deal of money, but it isn't enough by a good many
millions to corner wheat. This is a great coun
try and it produces more bushels ot wheat a
year thau Uncle Sam gets in dollars.
To find out how old a lady is—ask some other
lady.— Dansville Breeze.
Even fishermen who wouldn't steal are always
ready to hook something, if they get a chance.
—Journal of Education.
Food suspects that some of the money spent
for flowers during the Kapolani visit went for
toddy blossoms.— Boston Transcript.
Tiiehe's a fellow by the name of '‘Scattering”
who seems to be getting a great many votes all
over the country.— Philadelphia Call.
A dry goods c lerk is not necessarily a good
soldier, although he may know about drilling
and fie accustomed to counter marching.—Bos
It is authoritatively announced that freckles
are now in the height of fashion. They knock
the spots off everything else in the market.—
A country subscriber inquires: “What is
cheesecloth?” Cheese cloth is a delicacy that
frequently clogs your teeth when you tackle a
free lunch.— Washington Critic.
“Little things tell” is an old aphorism. Big
sisters who kiss their beaux in the presence of
their little brothers understand how much there
is iu the saying.— Whitehall Times.
The counter-irritant is the woman who sails
into a dry goods store without thinking of buy
ing and wants to see all the new goods just
about the time her favorite clerk wants to goto
his lunch.— New Orleans Picayune.
“You girls want the earth,” said a State street
father, when one of bis daughters asked him
for $K for anew jacket.
“No, papa,” said the ingenious child of 20,
not the earth—only anew jersey.”— Trenton
A carpenter fell from a staging and died,
And sorrow was known in that town;
“What a pity poor John has gone up,” many
While tue pity was that he went down.
A gentleman who has just returned after an
absence of a few montits, meeting a friend,
said: “I regret to hear that you arid Miss
Schmidt have nothing more to do with each
“Yes, that’s so,” was the sorrowful reply.
“What's the cause?”
“We got married about two months ago.—
In a cemetery at Sag Harbor, N. Y., five tan
dem wives of the same,pian rest side by side;
and at last he died also. One of the headstones
contains this suggestive superscription:
Behold, ye living mortals passing by.
How thick the partners of one husband lie.
Wise and imsearcboble the ways of God;
Just and severe his chastening rod.
~-New York Tribune.
Onx of the drol'est incidents that have ever
occurred in the presence of the editor of this
“Drawer” happened many years ago when we
were traveling in eastern Massachusetts. The
story has never been told, but it is a good one.
We were standing in the one room of a small
railway station and post office combined, when
a typical old Massachusetts woman entered and
asked, with a delightfully rasping New England
twang; “Be there any letters for Mrs. Brown?”
The clerk handed her a large yellow envelope,
which she broke open with nervous haste and
read aloud: “You have drawn a blank in the
X X Lottery. She had opened her hus
band's letter by mistake!—Not from Harper's
Almost enough money has been subscribed to
build that summer cottage for Walt Whitman.
Mrs. Mary E. Cramer, sister of Gen. Grant,
is speaking in New York at an “in-door camp
“Brick” Fomeroy thinks that no man who
u--es intoxicants of any kind should hold any
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe is reading the plays
of Sophocles in the original this summer at her
home in Newport.
The King of Saxony intends to present Queen
Victoria with some splendid pieces of Dresden
china as a jubilee gift.
Gen. Boulanger has written to friends in
Baltimore, Md . that he is in good health and a
contented frame of mind,
Dn. Bridge, Dr. Stainer, Dr. Stanford, Mr.
Barnby aud Mr. Cusius. all eminent English mu
sicians, are to be knighted.
Prince Louis, eldest son of the regent of Ba
varia, and heir to the crown, is 43 years of age
and the father of nilie children.
Pretty Maud Granger, with the gold-brown
eyes anil shapely form, first earned her liveli
hood by running a sewing machine.
Wai?t Whitman, says the Rost & Globe, “will
shortly take up his residence in Boston, aud be
come one of the wise men of the East.’’
The Queen celebrated her birthday at Balmo
ral by presenting small gifts made with her own
hands, to the members of her household.
Thompson, the big pie-man of New York, is
said to have cleared $1,000,000 this year by the
sale of that delectable article. He will want to
belong to the “upper crust.”
Rev. Jin. Henry M. Scudder has given in hts
old church in San Francisco a farewell lecture
on Japan, pi eparatory to going to that country
to spend the remainder of his life.
The mother of Clara Louise Kellogg straiueil
every nerve to give Clara a musical education,
and at one time was a professional spiritual me
dium. Miss Kellogg failed three times.
Mtss Maria Mitchell, the astronomer, was
the daughter of a small fanner in Nantucket,
who was obliged to eke out his income by teach
ing school at $2 a week. Maria was constantly
occupied with household duties.
R. B Sears, the champion lawn tennis player
of America, is a young man wit h blonde hair, a
delicate blonde moustache and a very ruddy
complexion. He wears eyeglasses, is always
carefully dressed and smokes cigarettes. Of
course he is delicate.
Vassar College has just conferred the hon
orary degree of LL. D. on Mrs. Christine Ladd
Franklin, of Baltimore, whose attainments in
mathematics and logic had previously been rec
ognized by her appointment os fellow of the
Johns Hopkins University.
Lafcadio Hearn, whose lost book, “Some
Chinese Ghosts,” has won the admiration of
lovers of literature, was a few years ago a re
porter on a Cincinnati |iaper at a meagre salary
His specialty was “feature” articles, and in this
ho ilia some very good work before he became
known to his present large audience.
Dn. Georok W. C’BU.Ds. while acting as Presi
dent of the Board of Visitors at West Point,
visited the cemetery, and finding that many
graves of officers were not fittingly marked
with memorials for the brave men there in
triTed, guv to an architect to make tm
provement*. He has also ordered a tablet to
commemorate the change of .Mess Hall to
The number of nickels swallowed by the Sc.-
weighing machines throughout the country is
enormous. Strangely enough the inventor, an
Englishman named Pereival Everftt, is making
money out of his clever device for collecting the
small change of the community. A company
of which Ernst us Wiman is President, has charge
of the machine, and Kveritt receives a good roy
alty on every sale
Geokok W. ('HU.hs never does things by
halves. Gens. Sherman and Sheridan expressed
a wisli while at ’.Vest Point recently to have
their port utils placed Iwside that of Grant in
Grant Hall. Mr. Childs, who presented West
Point with the portrait of Giant, told Sherman
ana Sheridan that he would gladly add their
pictures to bis girt, and added that.;,hay were at
lllierty to choose their own artists. The tstr
traits of the two Generals are to he the same
aizu on that of Gen Grant.
She Got There.
From the Detroit Free Press.
A Detroiter with an office up four pairs of
stairs on Griswold street was inquired after by
a lady yesterday at the elevator, and the boy
"Are you a book agent, madam?'’
“Come about some charity?”
“Whnt his influence in temperance or poli
"He is very particular whom he sees, madam.
Will you give me your name?”
“I am hts wife, sir!”
“O-h-h! you are! Well, please wait here until
Igo up and ask him if he will see you. Take a
chair,'madam, and I will do my best to bring
about an interview.”
Collecting' for Dog Bites.
From the Texas Siftings.
“I am a permeable man,” sit id the intruder,
grasping a large club With both hands, “but if
you don't come down with sl7 50 damages for
my lacerated feelings the bombardment will
begin at once. Your (log has bit my son, and
I’m going to have sl7 SO or gore.”
The owner of the dog paid down the money,
as he was afraid the other fellow might exas
perate him if he hit him with a club of that
size. The owner of the dog also said that he
was sorry the dog had bitten the intruder’s son.
“Why, he ain’t my son," said the intruder,
pleasantly, as he stowed away the money.
“Whose son is he, then?” asked the astonished
owner of the dog.
“He is tbeon of a friend of mine who owed
me sl7 50, but he is poor, and the only available
assets he has are these dog bites on his son’s
body, which he turned over to me for collec
“Well, I’ll be blowed!”
“Oh, yon needn’t complain; you are getting
off dog cheap. I ought to make you pay in ad
vance for the next time that boy is going to get
bit by your dog. If a dog ever bites you or
your ssn, give me the bill to collect, aud I'll only
charge you 10 percent, commission.”
Mr. Keely’s Invention.
From the Nero York World.
Oh, the funny man may giggle, but it’s coming
by and by—
The derided Keely motor, I am building on the
Hitch a belt to this invention and a power will
then go forth
That will whirl the equinoxes and the axis of
It will wrench the solar system, twist the orbit
of the sun—
Please invest a little money, for it isn’t hardly
It needs another piston rod, perhaps another
•But the motor will be ready in about a week or
It will wield a mighty power which I cannot
But when it gets in action it will shake the uni
A deep, mysterious power that will reach forth
wide and far, >
And rattle through the galaxy and shake the
The distant Pleiades shall feel this motor of re
And the northern “Handle Dipper” shall turn
over upside down!
But I need a little money, a few thousand—just
And the motor will be ready in about a week or
Vividly Recalling the Incident.
From the Washington Critic.
They were over in the camp last evening, talk
ing about military matters, and war and so .on,
and the talk drifted around to personal bravery,
and finally someone brought up the subject of
presence of mind in danger.
"That reminds me,” said the Colonel, “of an
incident that happened when I was but a lad. 1
was very fond of crows’ nesting. One day I
discovered a nest in the very top of a lofty bull
pine, fully 100 feet high. Up I swarmed. In the
nest were four young crows and one egg. It was
the work of a minute to wring the young crows’
necks and throw them out. Then, placing the
egg in my mouth for convenience, I commenced
my journey down. It seems but yesterday,” said
the Colonel, softly. ”1 looked ife the beauti
ful blue sky was above me, ana the crows,,
whose nest I had despoiled, were wheeling in
short circles, uttering angry cries. Suddenly,
without an instant's warning, the limb on which
I was resting broke and I fell—ninety feet from
the top! I lived a hundred lives in that one mo
ment! ’ The Colonel's voice trembled. He
brushed his hand across his eyes.
"What, you fell ninety feet, Colonel?” ex
claimed a young subaltern.
The Colonel gazed at him compassionately.
“No, you young ignoramus. I was ninety feet
from the top when I fell; consequently* I fell
about ten feet. But the jolt I got broke that
egg. Bah! I can taste it yet.”
The Colonel gazed around suggestively, and
he got something to take the taste out of his
mouth. And they all had some.
How to tell a Baltimorean.
From the Baltimore Amencan.
A group of gentlemen were discussing art and
other things in the lobby of the Metropolitan
Hotel a few days ago. Saidyme of them to his
"Don't you know that I would have guessed
you were a Baltimorean?”
“Why.” said the other, in rather an injured
tone. “I've no hayseed in my hair, have I?
And I don’t look like I had a razor in my boot?”
"Oh. no,” was the reply; "but I knew you
were from that city the moment I heard you
“Will you spell the word Ba-l-t-i-m-o-r-e, and
it’s a word ot three syllables, isn’t it? Well,
you Baltimore people never give it three sylla
bles. You swallow the middle syllable and clip
off half the last. You say Balt-utah. You
never say Ball-te-more. I can't imitate it, and I
don't believe anybody can, who isn’t born and
bred in your city. But I have noticed it, and
the moment I hear a man pronounce the word
in that way I know he's a Baltimorean.”
“Yes,” added another of the group, a lawyer.
“I've noticed that pronunciation of the word,
because I won a case on that very point in Phila
delphia not long ugo. The main witness for the
prosecution was a colored man, who swore he
was born aud raised in Baltimore. He called it
the Philadelphia way, Ball-tee-more. Then I
made the very point you spoke of. I explained
and proved, by reliable witnesses, that no man
lxirn aud raised in Baltimore would ever pro
nounce the name of his city in that way, and I
proved my point to the satisfaction of the jury,
for they acquitted my prisoner.”
“Who the Dickens Kissed Me?”
From the San Francinco Examiner.
“I saw a strange thing happen up on the
Northern Pacific the other clay,’’ said Ben Jor
dan, a commercial traveler, fast night at the
Occidental. ‘‘l had just come out to St. Paul
from New York.
"As the train left west-bound over the Mis
souri river bridge at Bismarck, 1 noticed two
aowboys aboard that I had seen around the
Sherman House in Chicago when 1 had been de
layed there an hour or two on my way out.
"The boys recognized tne, and 1 fell into a
pleasant conversation with them. They were
dressed in cowboy style, with wide leather leg
gings and broad sombreros, with thick straps
around them for bands. They had been to
Texas, they said, to look up some cattle mat
ters. and were en route home to the range,
where they were employed, on the Rosebud.
“They were nice fellows, and one evening
after we were out a day or two, one of them,
who had a pack of cards, suggested 1 ask two
young ladies who were with their mother just
ahead of us. to join us in a game. The young
cowboy saidAie and do it, but he was afraid of a
woman. he could stand up and be shot
at, but lie •Bdn’t do this.
“Just tciaccommodate him, I asked one of
them in my politest style, the young cowboy
standing by at the time. The girl, who was a
pert sort of a miss of about 90, who evidently
had bufci kept so close at home t hat she was
everything and everybody, blurted out
as ((■K.-lanco# at the vaquero, that she didn't
to play cards and she didn't want to
■‘That settled it. I didn’t care what the
moral maiden said, but it made the cowboy
"That night at midnight the boys were to get
off at Miles City, while the girls went on to their
destination at Spokane Falls. At about 10
o'clock the girls, the old lady and the whole
caboodle of them threw back their heads on the
seats and fell asleep.
"The cowboys then began bantering each
other to kiss the girls. And they agreed to do
it. I was called to their assistance, p W as
arranged that when the train slowed up a! Miles
1 was to carelessly walk forward and open the
car door. Then the cattlemen were to advance,
each with his valise in hand, and swoop down
and kiss each Ills girl.
“‘Well, sir. those daro devils actually did it,
skipjied off the car and escaped to the town. I
lay back in the rear seat and nearly laughed my
head off, while tile elder girl who, in her dreamy
way, felt a mustache on her lips, linallv realized
v.'hnt had happened, and, with a loud screech,
screamed: ‘Who the dickens was that man
that kissed me?”
“Then the other girl awoke, and she, too, re
alized what had occurred, but neither ever
seemed to drop on who did It.
It was an odd thing to see, I tell you, there
in the milet moonlight of the mountains at mid
night. But you ought to have beard the pas
senger* rour when the pert girl shrieked out. It
was uncivil, perhaps, hut tlieir sympathies were
with the cow-boys.”
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The monument to Gen. Grant at Mansfield,
Vt., consisting of a pile of stones, to which
every visitor is requested to add one, is growing
large and tali.
A tramp succeeded in making an upholstered
pew in St. Peter's church, New York, his bed
every night for two weeks lief ore he was caught
at it. He is now on Blackwell's Island for the
■Walter Pitt, of Sonora Township, Hancock
county, 111., has in his possession a span of mules
which he claims were engaged in hauling rock
for the famous Mormon temple at Nauvoo about
fifty years ago.
One day last week as A. Z. Copeland, of Pato
mac, 111., was crossing his father's farm, he
discovered a buffalo head protruding out of a
bank on Bean creek. It was firmly Imbedded
three feet below- the surface.
A man in the western part of Nebraska, who
has been bound up in wedlock only five months,
has applied for a divorce upon the singular
charge that his wife will not trim her toe-nails,
which he avers are of monstrous size.
Senator T. W. Palmer, of Michigan, returned
from his European trip on Saturday. Among
numerous souvenirs which Senator Painter
brought home is a sword of Damascus steel,
which he found in an old curiosity-shop.
Two graduates of Vassar, one of ’BS the
other of ’BO, publish a weekly newspaper—the
Atlantic Highlands Independent. They run
their own press, aud, with the assistance of one
compositor, set their own type. Their success
thus far has been very good.
A Rapid City, (D. TANARUS.) man bought some goods
in Chicago, the whole amounting to $72. The
freight to Rapid City reached ssl. A Hermosa
man sent a carload of bones to Chicago and
after they were sold there yet remained 50c.
lacking to pay the freight bill.
Rose growers who have heretofore killed all
the lady bugs that appeared on their bushes will
be glad to know that these insects are death to
rosebush lice and chinch bugs. Mr. Hatch,
of Suisun, Cal., offered an ounce of gold for an
ounce of lady bugs not long ago, and got them.
Sturgeon fishermen at Bayside, N. J., have
captured what is called “a strange monster.” It
was about six feet long, seven feet wide, count
ing its fangs, and weighed about 500 pounds.
It was black as ink, had a head resembling
a sea lion's, and was spotted underneath like a
The Japanese are extremely superstitious,
and have innumerable signs and tokens by
which to regulate their conduct and beliefs. At
a marriage ceremony neither bride nor bride
groom wears any clothing of purple color, lest
their marriage tie be soon loosed, as purple is
the color most liable to fade.
Another of the competing companies at the
Washington drill has adopted a boy. The com
pany is the Sarsfield Guard, of New Haven, and
the boy is a little fellow who followed them
home from Washington, who has forgotten his
own name, and who has lteen re-christened
Patrick Sarsfield, and will be put in a way to
make a man of himself, if it’s in him.
The latest phase of Harvard College journal
ism, as exemplified by the San Francisco Exam
iner, is shown by the following headlines in a
paper of recent date: "The Devil's Train—How
an Unlucky Party of Thirteen Went to Hell-
Using Blood for Fuel—A Thousand Miles a Min
ute at an an Ever-Increasing Speed—Written
for the Examiner by the Devil Himself.”
Two Vincennes (Ind.) men were sawing a
white oak log in two. When the saw penetrated
the log some distance a strange noise was heard
resembling the hissing of a goose. Someone
lighted a match and held it to the narrow open
ing, when a blaze shot up some six feet and
burned with a steady, red flame. The flame was
smothered, but again relighted, each time burn
ing as before. !T
Paul Berg, a Springfield locksmith, went to
Decatur to open a safa. The work had to be
done between 2 and 4 a. m., and when it was
finished and he had. just stepped outside the
door he found himself uncomfortably con
fronted with several guns, and was ordered to
throw up his bands. He had a hard time to
convince the men that he had been engaged in
A post office clerk in Vienna, who was a
sorter of registered letters, absconded recently
with letters containing about 150,000 florins. The
man’s name was Philemon Zalevski, and proba
bly most of his spoil was in bank notes, of
which he can readily dispose, for very little
business is done by checks in Austria, and peo
ple are so accustomed to handle paper m one v
that they never think of taking the number of
A recent report of the Pasteur Institute
states that out of 2,682 patients who have been
treated 2,164 had been bitten by animals which
were undoubtedly mad, and that out of these
2,164 only 29 or 1.41 per cent. died. Before the
discovery of this method the lowest death rate
for persons affected by rabies was 16 per cent.,
and the secretary of the institute claims that
317 persons owe their lives entirely to Pasteur's
During a thunderstorm at Hazleton, Pa.,
lightning struck a penknife in the hands of High
Sheriff Zierdt, who was bathing in a tub. When
he came to nothing but small splinters could lie
found of the tub he had beeu bathing in, and the
water it contained was equally distributed over
the floor its if done with a mop in the hands of
a scrub-woman. The metal in the knife was
incited. No other evidence that the lightning
had entered the room could be found.
A clergyman from Portland, Ore., told this
incident the other day at the Baptist meeting at
St. Paul, as illustrating the unsettled state of
people's minds in the fat- Northwest. Among
the residents of Portland he found a family with
a letter from a Boston churen dating back
thirty-four years. When he asked the lady of
the family why in the world she had not some
time in the course of those thirty-four years
come in and joined one of the Baptist churches
of Portland, her simple reply was: “Well, you
see, sir, we haven’t been quite certain whether
we should remain.”
A Maine man says that the other day, when
walking along the shore in South Goldsboro, he
saw a fox coming down the bank. He stood
perfectly still, and the fox, after seeing that the
cogst seemed clear, walked down the hank and
was quickly followed by seven young ones.
They came within forty feet of where the man
was standing to a black mussel bed, and here
the mother fox tried to teach her children to
eat these shell fish. But they were too full of
fun to attend to eating at just that time,
ami commenced a regular jubilee among them
selves. At one time four of them stood up,
joined hands, and had a “four hands around.”
Upon the completion of his “Life of Christ”
in verse, Mr. Joaquin Miller announces his in
tention of permanently retiring from literary
work. The poem in question will be a long one
and is to be divided into five parts. It is prob
able that the first portion of it will be printed
in magazine form liefore the completed work is
issued between book covers. "It is the lost
thing I shall write,” says the poet,, “and Upon it
1 have spent the best part ot fifteen years. I
am certain,” he continues, "that 1 shall write no
more after this is completed. I have bought a
piece of land here (Oakland, Cal.), a rough bit
of mountain land, stony and steer) under foot,
hut o'erhend it is as smooth as any man’s land’.
And here I shall gather my people about me,
teach them the lieauty of the world and the
goodness of liod."
The fact that the elder brother of the Emir
of Bokhara is about to join the Greek church
and marry a Russian lady is one among many
signs that the faith of Mohammed is waning
in some of its strongholds. It is not many
years since the people of Bokhara were of the
opinion that European civilization had so cor
rupted Western Mohammedanism that the
Turks were no better than infidels. The Emir
who cruelly put Stoddart and Conolly to death
lilt!" dreamed that this same civilization would
soon knock at the doors of Bokhara, and would
not knock in vain. It is his grandson who is
about to join the Greek chhrch, while his other
descendant, now on the throne, is speeding the
advancing railroad, and his subjects me already
using the road to send tlieir cotton and vuried
manufactures into Europe,
The Delaware Field Club, of Wilmington, Is
an exceedingly aristocratic association. Its
base ball nine is composed of young men from
the liest families in town. A match was ar
ranged for Wednesday on the home grounds
with the Amos Scott Club, of Philadelphia. No
one had ever seen or heard of the club, but the
home nine was anxious to wipe out. the stain of
a recent defeat, and the match mji s made by
mail. One of the home club met We visitors at
the railroad station with a hack. Judge of his
surprise when he found that the Amos Hcotts
were all colored men! There wan no help for
It, however, as a large crowd assembled to see
the game, Including many ladle* prominent in
society. When the hack unloaded the visitors
on the ball (found there was consternation in
the minds of the home club. They were too
plucky to back out, however, and went in and
deloated their ebony-hued opponents bouudly by
a score of twelve to two.
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