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GAY GIRLS OF GOTHAM.
THEY ASTONISH THE NATIVES AND
MAKE VISITORS STARE.
Gorgeous Gin Palaces - The Peddlers of
Sweet Flag and Mint —The Many
Ways that a Living is Made in a Great
New York, June 18.—New York is
brilliant when on wheels. The care that is
lavished on the stables of thousands of men
and women here makes the east drive in the
park the most brilliant and showy place in
New York. Fifth avenue is lined with
harness shops and the salesrooms of big
Carriage factories, and no man achieves
eminence so quickly in society as the one
who shines through the perfection of his
Btable. The American girl is pushing herself
forward on the east drive of the park, as
ah,, i s everywhere else. She is not content
to 101 l in a victoria, like her sister in
Paris, or sit primly in the corner of a
British brougham, She drives. Nothing
fazes her, and occasionally she is what the
vulgar call “a sight.”
For instance, yesterday I saw a big T
cart rooling down the drive with an amount
of pomposity, noise and show that would
shame au old-time circus band wagon. It
was a magnificent cart. The wheels were
red and very big and heavy, the body bot
tle green and the seats higher than the top
of the average closed carriage. There was a
magnificent team of bays to the cart,
jjroomed till their coats shone like satin.
They were about seventeen hands high, per
fectly matched, and they pounded the earth
with their giant hoofs like so many anima
ted pile drivers. The big steel chains that
ran from their collars to the pole of the
cart clanged and rattled as they rushed
along the drive, the very personification of
power and force. On the seat high above
their heads and holding the big white rib
bons in her tiny bands sat a girl of perhaps
19 years with slim arms, delicate teatures
and fragile waist. She held her hands
well up, with the whip hanging crosswise
and her feet were braced firmly. By her
side sat a serene and placid young woman of
about the same age, who lolled back grace
fully under a crimson parasol, and who
seemed to regard her driver with the most
serene confidence. On the rear seat was a
big English groom with his hands
clasped on his knees and his eyes half stall
ing from his head. There were 10,000 car
riages whirling along the park, and the girl
on the box seat missed about 9,000 of them
by nothing less than a miracle. She was
able to guide the horses by a mighty tug on
one rein or the other, but all the rest had to
be left to their training. It. was evident
that t hey scarcely knew she was at the other
end of the reins.
The struggle to get something out of the
ordinary was instanced a moment later by
the appearanoe of a gentleman who is va
riously known as “No Man’s Friend” and
the “Baron of Baccarat.” He had a small
two-wlieeled cart and a neatly groomed bob
tail black marc. The mare was the color of
ink. She hadn’t a white spot on her.
Every part of the cart was pure white. It
may have been ash, polished and whitened,
, but whatever the wood was, it was almost
the color of driven snow. Even the spokes
of the. wheels,werorof virgin white, but (he
grain of the wood could be seen easily in
lein. The leather cushions and trappings
were white,, and there was a prettily em
broidered white robe over the snaky knee of
the Baron. Ho was dresed entirely in block
and his sombre faro was in sharp contrast to
the gay little vehicle. The black mare wore
a huge white canvas collar, white reins and
white traces. They looked doubly brilliant
against her black coat. This turnout was
the sensation of the park during the day.
To-morrow nobody will notice it, and the
Baron will bo reduced to some other scheme
to attract attention.
A back county Sheriff would have l>oen
astonished at the possibilities of the prime
val buggy if he had seen one that passed me
near the entrance to the park. It was the
buggy, pure and simple, but it was of such
exquisite workmanship that it showed the
great advance that the carriage makers had
made in recent years. The wheels were
almost like a spider’s web, and the body was
as light and fragile as a jewel case. It was
swung on sidebar springs, iff course, and the
team of light sorrels ran for ahead and very
wide apart. They were not trotting horses
but high bred, light weight English car
riage horses, trained to move at a sharp can
ter and in perfect unison. They were not
checked, but they held their heads like the
familiar pictures of the Arab steeds, and
their fire and dash were worth going a long
distance to see. The back of the. buggy was
down, and in it, holding the reins carelessly,
was a mail with a clear-cut profile, blue eyes,
anil little square patches of closely clipped
whiskers in front of each ear. He is worth
about $200,000,000, but he drives a buggy
lust as his father and grandfather did before
him. It was Cornelius Vanderbilt.
The number of persons who make a liv
ing out of New York barrooms has grown
to a legion. American barrooms are the
most artistic and inviting in the world, and
the enterprise of their proprietors has made
business and handsome incomes for purvey
ors in many lines. At stated intervals a
man from New Jersey visits all the principal
saloons of the city, bearing a bundle of roots.
He is tho seller of sweet flag. He
hires fifty acres of low land in Jersev, which
is dense with a growth of sweet nag. He
harvests a crop once a month during the
juntmer season and sells his product at au
BVUiage price of nearly lc. a root. Experi
enced drinkers value nothing more highly
than sweet flag as a breath disinfectant.
The sweet flag vendor is followed by a
thrifty woman who sells mint at sc. a bunch.
All first-class saloons use at least one bunch
of mint a day. Then conics the handler of
•pices: he has an elaborate case of com
modities, including cinnamon, allspice,
'loves, coffee, snake-root und cassia buds.
The latter are the most popular, but at the
same time tho most expensive of breath
perfumes, aud a patron who buys a 10c.
irinkand takes a liberal pinch of cassia buds
■haves off the profits with tho latter luxury
to the extend that few saloon owners will
furnish it. The most popular concomitant
of drinks Is the comparatively new feature
of sweet corn, which sells at 25c. per quart.
The corn is liberally sprinkled with salt, and
the man who takes a drink and then chews
* handful of salt parched com is immediate
ly seized with ft desire to take another
Irink. Two dealers in parched corn make
ui income of more than $5 a day in New
York, and there is a multitude of minor
merchants in the same commodity who
make lessor sums.
The mint used in saloons is raised-in
(Croat gardens iu tho suburbs of New York,
tmd the production of tho crop furnishes
employment to hundreds of persons. It is
tela by the gardeners to women who retail
It to the drinking places. During the
leason when mint jiilojis and May wine (a
drink sold at first-class German saloon*) are
!n fashion the consumption of mint at New
York is very great.
A large numlx-r of women make a com
fortable living sidling bouquets of flowers
for the, adornment of tho bars of saloons. A
peat army of lemon and orange vendors
risit certain smaller saloons each day anil
make comfortable income* from their
iratfic. The more extensive places, which
Ist* a box of lemons u day, and oranges,
pineapples and strawlierries in large quanti
fies, buy them at wholesale.
One man has for years mode a handsome
jiving by selling soft shell crabs in the sa
oons and billiard rooms of New York.
When crabs are no longer in season he deals
1 he principal free lunch saloon of tho cit y
n which a high salaried chief is employed
toteumes n hundred bushels of beans a inont It
ma Russian caviare sausuges and roast Uw>f
nat,cost the proprietor of the place s2tri
Not long ago every proprietor of a first
. telixin decorated the walla aud
Viaudtljers of his place with curiously out
pendent paper. Fashion, which governs
saloons as rigidly as it controls the ludies,
orei-took this innovation and drove it out of
date. Saloons in the rural regions are now
graced with paper decoration, but no fash
ionable resort in New York is addicted to
the practice. It lias, to the sorrow of the
paper hangers, succumbed to the style set
by a dry goods store window decorator of
this city. A saloon "keeper who had wearied
of the gaudy festoons of paper asked the
tasteful window decorator to devise some
thing new for the protection of the costly
chandeliers and glass of the place from the
flies. The decorator took some cheap tarla
tan of gay colors and trimmed the saloon
with it. Instantly the place became famous
and the window trimmer was deluged with
orders to the extent that he left the store
and made S2O per day trimming saloons.
Professional window trimmers all over the
city and from Europe, where window
decorating is a trade by itself, found out the
secret ana the next year a dozen men were
at the business. Now more than a hundred
psofessional decorators make a living in
New York trimming saloons. They begin
soliciting orders long before flies are around,
and their season of work lasts from April
to August. They pay from to 25c. a
yard lor the tarlatan they use, and get from
$lO to SIOO for decorating a saloon. They
keep stocks of blue and yellow for German
saloons, liberal supplies of green for Irish
resorts, and subdued, mild tints for high
toned American places. When the summer
trimming season is over they begin to solicit
work for the winter holiday time when
they decorate saloons and private residences
with holly and evergreens. Their business
is increased by the growing fashion of
having tlie stateroom of a passenger going
out on an ocean steamer trimmed with
floral festoons at the instance of friends.
The picture frame makers, too, come in
for a share of the profits of the saloon
business. When anew saloon or restaurant
is opened the proprietor preserves as a
souvenir of gooa luck the first bill paid over
the bar. It is framed in the most exjiensive
manner that the owner can devise and
hung iu a ' anspicuous place. The frame of
an initial $5 bill hanging in one Broadway
saloon is studded with rubies and other
A saloonist on upper Broadway w r ho has
literary tastes has furnished a novel attrac
tion to the patrons of his wine rooms on the
upper floors in the form of complete libraries
of leading works of fiction or travel. The
books are bound iu rich Turkey morocco,
aad each room contains a marble medallion
portrait of the late Peter Cnoper.
Amos J.‘ Cummings.
AN AMERICAN WOMAN’S JEWELS.
Opals and Diamonds Which the Rich
Wear on Rare Occasions.
New York, June 18. —Among the many
beautiful and costly jewels belouging to
American women there are few which have
any special history at tached to them, and
very few are heirlooms. The few families
who have heirlooms of any value in this
country are generally people too poor in
other ways to be able to make a display of
them. But there are yet a few which have
histories worth belling, and among them is
a set of opals belonging to Mrs. Leland Stan
ford which she bought of Be lie 7.74, a Genoese
jeweler, who was in Philadelphia at theCen
tenuial Exliibition. These jewels were not
publicly displayed, as Bellezza had a sup
erstition about them and would never put
them in any case with other jewels 011 ac
count of their former history.
They consisted of a pin and a pair of ear
rings of opals set round with brilliants. The
opal in the pin is over an inch long, and
about two-thirds of an inch across being ob
long in forifi. Those in the earrings were
of the same shape, about two-thirds the size
of that in the brooch. They all had exactly
the same milky blue lustre, and down in
the heart of each burned a fiery red spot
with such a baleful malevolent light that it
actually frightened the beholder. These
stones at an ordinary distance gave the
usual lustre of these jewels, and it was only
when looked at closely that they had that
peculiarity. They were arranged so that
they could be worn as three pendants on a
chain or band of velvet as well as in their
ordinary form. The brilliants around
them were about the size of small peas
011 the brooch and large pinheads on the ear
They were shown Mrs. Stanford more as
curiosities tlian anything else, but she was
instantly struck with their beauty and
peculiarity and bought them, paying's4,ooo
for them, and laughing at the thought of
any superstition regarding opals, although
she heard the story of these.
The last owner before Mrs. Stanford of
these opals was tho ex-Kmpress Eugenie.
They had been sent to her as a present by a
noble Spanish family whom she had greatly
aided in time of their misfortunes. They
had been obliged to pawn these jewels with
many others which the Empress’ generosity
had enabled them to save, and she received
them, but never liked to wear them, and it
is said she never did wear them but once.
During the time that these jewels were in
the family of this Spanish nobleman every
misfortune that could follow one seemed to
have pursued them, until they were almost
reduced to beggary and several of their
family had died.
The story is that the Spanish nobleman
bought them of a widowed friend, whose
bereavement had been the result of a train
of miseries almost unheard of. In her youth
this lady had been a lady of honor to the
Empress of Austria, nnd when she left that
court to lie married these jewels were given
to her by the Empress, who had just bought
them of tho last member of a noble 1 old
Hungarian family, who was reduced to this
extremity. Tlio jewels had been a bridal
gift from her husband and she had kept
them until hunger and destitution forced
her to sell them It was through Baron
Janus von Xanthus that the Empress of
Austria heard of the sad case and finally
bought the jewels. Where they came from
before this I do not know.
Whou the ex-Empress had to fly from
Paris these jewels, with a few others, were
hurriedly gathered by her faithful friends
and attendants, and I saw and admired
them at Chiselhurst, where, owing to some
certain circumstances, I passed two days
and a night, but I never expected to see
Bellezza, the jeweler, is an Italian and en
joys a reputation very enviable among
jewelers of honesty, aud ho had often had
dealings with the Empress while in the
zenith of her power, and after her sorrow
she turned to him as a medium to dispose of
much of her jewelry in a quiet manner
which could not easily have been done either
in London or Paris. Ko Mile, de Larminat
and the Countess Glory made several visits
to Bellezza, taking him the jewels for sale,
and he managed it with caution and usually
good results. But no one would buy this set
of jewels, and so they were brought hero in
holies of selling them to someone who had
no superstition on the subject, and Mrs.
(Stanford bought them. Bujmrßtitious per
sons might say that the evil influence or the
baleful jewels had fallen upon her also, as
she has lost her only child ,since then. If
she has them still she shouldyemember that
their wicked sorcery never ceases until the
owner is reduced to poverty.
At the same time of the purchase of this
set of jewels Mrs. Stanford bought of the
same jeweler n magnificent necklace of dia
manils and rubies, for which she [wid nearly
$49,000, and a pin and earrings made of pink
pearls, set with brilliants, representing moss
rosebuds. She gaveubout S2,(XX) for this set,
which was intended for a present to some
T 1 ie necklace hail just one riviere of large,
pure white stones, and then the rubies,
which were hung 011 tiny chains, anil below
this another row of diamonds, not quite so
large us the upper row, with the exception
of too three middle ones. The largest dia
monds were about half an inch in diameter,
and the rubies were almost as large, and all
were of the most perfei t purity.
Mrs. Stanford has many other jewels, but
none finer. In the necklace arc 135 stones,
of which forty-four ore rubies.
Cull and look at tlio elegant Pongee Coat3
and Yeats at Addc! & Hohaul’s.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 1887—TWELVE PAGES.
NEW YORKERS WITH BIG SALARIES
Some of Them Get as Much as tho
President of the United States.
New York, June 18.—The editor of one
of the great dailies took a novice into his
office one day.
“You may go 011 the reiiortorial staff,” he
said to him. “It has been my experience
that money, women and choice foods make
capital newspaper stories. W henever you
can get a story in which money playsan im
portant part you have an article that will be
read with interest.”
So what follows is all about money and
the well-known New Yorkers whose nimble
fingers eoase the elusive dollar, or rather
thousands of them, each year.
There are a score of men in New York
who are paid as much for their services each
year us the President of the United States.
Forty thousand dollars a year is a very tidy
salary. There are hundreds of men who get
$25,000 a year salary, and the number who
get from SIO,OOO to $20,000 are legion.
\ ery ordinary men get from $5,000 to SB,OOO
a year, or as much as a Cabinet officer. Dr.
Norvin Green, President of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, is paid $50,000.
So is Chauucey M. Depew, President of the
New York Central railroad. Richard M.
McCurdy, President of the Mutual Life In
sursnee Company, gets a like amount.
John Hoey, President of Adams Express
Company, fares equally as well. President
Henry B. Hyde, of the Equitable Insurance
Company, is also in the list. George G.
Williams, President of the Chemical Na
tional Bank, the richest banking institution
in America, with nearly $5,000,000 of sur
plus, $20,000, 000 average deposits, is paid a
salary of $25 000 yearly. President Potts,
of the Park Bank, anil President Tappan,
of the Gallatin National Bank, receive a
like sum each twelve months.
The best paid minister in New York is
Dr. John Hall, a brainy man from tho
North of Ireland, who preaches to $200,-
000,000 every (Sunday. His is the smallest
church in town. He owes his rise in life to
Robert Bonner, of tho Lodger, who found
him preaching to a small congregation in
Dublin and induced him to come to America.
He gets a salary of $20,000 a year, and
makes $5,000 by his newspaper and maga
zine articles. He is given a luxuriously
furnished house as well. Dr. Morgan Dix,
the chief pastor of Trinity Church Corpora
tion, the wealthiest in America,
receives $15,000 yearly. Dr. Wil
liam M. Lavlor, of the Broadway
Tabernacle, gets the same amount. He
does literary work and lecturing that brings
his income up to $20,000. Dr. Charles
Hull, of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
Church, is paid $15,000. He is very elo
quent, ami his church is crowded at all
services. Dr.' Parkhurst, of Madison Square
Church, gets $12,000. He has a large and
distinguished congegation. Cyrus W. Field
is one of the pillars of the church. Dr. Pax
ton, who preaches to Jay Gould and others
less wealthy, is paid $15,000. The Rev.
Robert Collyer, the blacksmith preacher, is
Of the editors Mr. Stone, of the Journal
of Commerce, is paid $‘20,000. He is Presi
dent of the Associated Press, is immensely
wealthy, lives in Brooklyn, and has a mania
for choice flowers and plants; his collection
is worth over $250,000. Charles A. Dana,
editor of the Sun, is paid $15,000 salary, but
he is also a largo stockholder in the paper,
and his income from this source is quite
SIOO,OOO. Before the paper began to decline
the sum was nearly $200,000. Whitelaw
Reid, chief owner of the Tribune, pays
himself $12,000 yearly. He has been very
fortunate in*speculating, and is said to be
worth over $ 1,000,000. His wife, a daughter
of D. O. Mills, has a fortune 01 half that
sum in her own name. Dr. George 11. Hep
worth, who was at one time a great pulpit
orator, now chief of the Herald staff, is
paid $12,000 yearly by James Gordon Ben
nett; Julius Chambers, the managing editor
of the paper, receives SIO,OOO. Charles R.
Miller, the real editor of the New York
Times, gets SIO,OOO a year. He has sev
eral assistants in editorial writing who get
from $4,000 to $7,000. John C. Reid, the
managing editor of the paper, gets SB,OOO,
and Harold Frederic, the London corre
spondent, $5,000. Col. John A. Cockerill,
managing editor of the World, gets $15,000
yearly. He also gets a small share of the
profits of the paper, making in all $20,000
yearly. George W. Turner, the publisher of
the same paper, makes $20, 000 yearly.
George William Curtis is paid SIO,OOO yearly
for editing Harper's Weekly. He does not
.do much work, ami for days ut a time ho
does not go near the office. Ho lives iu de
lightful ease, in a great, big, roomy house
on Staten Island. Novelist Howells is paid
SIO,OOO for his work on Harper’s Magazine,
and Charles Dudley Warner just half the
sum for his humorous work on the same
monthly. Richard Watson Gilder gets
$12,000 for editing the Century Magazine.
Of the physicians, Dr. Fordyee Barker
probably makes the largest income. Ilis
reputation as a consulting physician stands
very high. He is said to make $50,000 to
$60,000 each year. Dr. A. L. Loomis, a
specialist on throat and lun&troubles, makes
about $50,000. * Dr. J. T. Metcalf makes
about the same amount. Dr. L. A. Sayre,
the great surgeon who mended John L. Sul
livan’s broken arm, makes $40,000. Dr. A.
Jacobi, who devotes himself entirely to the
diseases of children, makes $30,000. Dr.
C. R. Agnew. who makes the eye a specialty,
deal's $25,000 yearly. Dr. George T. Nlirady,
who attended Gen. Grant so faithfully, has
an income of $25,000. Dr. Herman Knapp,
an eye specialist, receives about $25,000.
The legal profession is very remunerative.
Col. Bob lugersoll and Roscoe Conkling are
both said to be making over SIOO,OOO a year.
Joseph H. Choate makes considerably over
that. 80 does Senator Kvarts. There are
hundreds of lawyers who make from $25,-
000 to $60,000 yearly. And the number who
make from SIO,OOO to $20,000 would fill a
Jockey McLaughlin, who rides for the
Dwyers, is paid SIO,(XX). He has the privi
lege of outside mounts, which means SB,OOO
more. He gets in addition from $5,000 to
SIO,OOO in gifts from owners of horses he
has ridden successfully. Jockey Isaac Mur
phy gets SIO,OOO and 'outside mounts. His
income is fully $25,000 a year.
Five thousand dollars is not regarded as a
very big salary. Quite a number of
editors and at least a dozen reporters on the
Now York dailies make thut ornout, not
to speak of the clergymen, bank officials
and men in commercial houses who get as
But talking about money!
John P. Ritter, the assistant manager of
the Clearing House here, has probably seen
and handled more than any man in the
world. He has bron more than twenty-two
years in tho institution. All tho money re
ceived and paid out in balances passes
through liis hands. The daily balances run
from $5,000,000 to $7,000,000, and in one
instance as high $15,000,000. Mr. Ritter has
handled these vast sums day after day for
years without making an error of a penny.
A rough estimate of the total amount that
has passed through his hands at the clearing
house would be between jg 50,000,000,000 and
$81,000,000,000. This amount has not been
bandied in the form of notes, bonds or other
negotiable securities, but in actual cash.
The largest legal tender issued by the gov
ernment is for SIO,OOO. These bills are
plentiful in the clearing house, where they
greatly facilitate business, making it quite
easy to handle the enormous sums nrotissary
from bunk to lumk each day.
Rough on Rats,”
deal’s out rats, mice, roaches, flies, ants,
bedbugs, beetles, insects, skunks, jock rab
bits, sparrows, gophers. 15c. At druggist*.
"Rough on Itch.”
“Rough on Itch” cures skin humors, erup
tions, ring-worm, tetter, salt rheum, frosted
feet, chilblains, itch, ivy |isou, barber’s
itch. 50c. jars.
"Rough on Catarrh"
Corrects offensive odors at once. Complete
cure of worst chronic cases; also uneqUftled
as gargle for diphtheria, *ore throat, foul
YESTERDAY ON THE TURF.
Interesting Events at the Sheepshead
New York, June 18. —The Sheepshead
Bay races came off to-day at the Coney
Island Jockey Club. The following were
First Race— Five-eighths of a mile. Gleaner
won, with Bess second and Icehib third. Time
Second Race—One mile and an eighth. Ber
lin won, with Argo second anil Lottery third.
Third Race- Foam stakes; five-eighths of a
mile. Omaha won. with Guarantee second and
King Fish third. Time 1:08.
Fourth Race —Suburban handicap. Eurus
was first, with Oriflamme second and Wickham
third. Time 2:12. The distance was a mile and
a quarter. Ben Ali and Quito w£re left at the
Funis was first away anil was never beaded,
winning in a canter by six lengths. Richmond
held the second place to the half-mile post. The
mutuals paid $230 straight and $75 for place.
In the auction pools before the race the horses
sold as follows: Richmond $230, Quito $l7O,
Frankness Pair $l3O, Haggins Puir sllO, Gri
maldi SOO, Oriflamme S4O, and the field SOO.
Fifth Race— Swil't stakes: seven-eighths of a
mile. Hanover won, with Kingston second and
Firenzi third. Time 1:32.
Sixth Race—One mile and a quarter, over
hurdles: run on the grass. Bassanio won, with
Mammonist second and Harry Mann third.
At the very lowest estimate $500,000 must
have been Let on the track and over $1,000,-
000 depended upon the winter books. The
book-makers had extra help, and they could
not take tho money in fast enough. Rich
mond was a tremendous favorite. His
trainer said before the race thut he did not
see how he could lose. Quito, how
ever, had such a powerful
following that lie crowded him close in the
market. Grimaldi, who has a great reputa
tion as a good performer in the mud, was
the pick of the track. Talent Rupert was
well supported, and Haggins is said to have
had ss<),o<X) on Ben Ali. as a race substitute,
turned out a fiasco, first, of ail.
Quito was second. Favorite and Ben Ali
were left at the post and a tremendous hub
bub was created thereby. There were all
sorts of charges and accusations. Haggins
and Congressman Scott were so indignant
that they said they would not start any
more horses at Sheepshead’s bay if Caldwell,
as starter, was not removed. Then
there were wild charges that Caldwell
had 1 iron bribed by the bookmakers, who
stood to lose heavily, over both horses, to
leave them. The Executive Committee said
they would hold a meeting nnd rule him off
for life. Caldwell was dreadfully put out,
and he protested that it was not done inten
tionally, and that leaving horses was an
One of Georgia’s Finest.
Irwin County, Ga., June 16. —There is
no pleasanter place in Georgia than the in
terior of Irwin county to spend a few days
in fldiing. Here, among such old families
as the Paulks, Fletchers, Branches and Hen
dersons one can have a good time if he can
have it anywhere. The lake here affords
splendid fishing. On the way to it to-day,
and half way down the hillside, surrounded
by thick undergrowth, vines, bushes, etc.,
large cypress trees overhead, we discover
the faint outlines of four lonely graves.
Mr. Dyke Branch then informed me that
they were among tho very earliest settlers
of the then “State of Irwin”—father.mother.
sister, brother asleep in this lonely spot.
Here is the largest pine tree in this section
of country and known by every one as the
“Daddy Pine.” Its actual measurement is
21>i feet around and 7 feet through.
Scattered promiscuously over this coun
try are plants, fauna vines, mosses, etc.,
an endless variety. I am sorry to note
that in some portions of this country that
the education of the youth and children is
sadly neglected. The probabilities are that
in a few mouths more the South Georgia
and Florida Railway will have their line
extended through this county. Lands arc
daily increasing in value and the spirit of
improvement seems to be abroad among the
citizens. The old antiquated rieketty log
houses are now being slowly supplanted with
neat, substantial frame cottages. There is
also improvement in fences and outbuild
The harvesting of oats is nearly finished.
The crop is good and the husbandmen are
now cheered by great fields of waving corn
and the assurance of a bountiful harvest.
This Is the time when the farmer
Works in the sun’s hot rays
And talks to the wife of his bosom
Of the by-gone happy days.
While the love-sick son of his neighbor,
Who is seemingly on a boom.
Talks to the farmer’s daughter
Of the splendid days to come.
This Is the natural home of the grape.
Concord, Catawba, English, scuppernong,
all thrive and do well, apparently without
care or attention. The vines are now loaded.
Quite a number of sand pears, pecan, Le-
Conte pear has been put out during the past
few years, adding both to tho beauty and
value of the lands.
Among the arrivals at the Pulaski House
yesterday were W. H. Mead, Louisville,
Ky.; H. R. Metcalf. C. M. Parkin, P. 8.
Kirtley, New York; M. B. Gamble, J. C.
Miller] St. Louis; J. F. Willett, V. S. Kelly,
Boston; Gordon Gardner, Augusta; R. H.
McMillan, Eden; H. H. Gordon, T. S. Col
lins, R. S. Tracy, Baltimore.
At the Marshall House were Hon. Court
land Symines, Brunswick; W. M. Cole,
Tennille;R. C. Wayne, Millen; F. F. Btosu,
Harrison; A. J. Munson, Cincinnati; John
W. Burroughs, Plant City; Ed P. Hamlin,
Waterville, N. Y.; Thomas Early, Darien;
Ely G. Hpencer, Atlanta; J. S. Williamson,
Tuscaloosa, Ala.; A. R. Coulter, Aniorieus;
Joseph W. Ryan, Jesup; W. 8. McMillan,
Citra. Fla.; I). McDonald, Valdosta; E. L.
Davenport , Charleston.
At the Harnett House were ,T. M. Lea
man and wife, Baltimore; T. L. Kirnan, At
lantic City; Andrew Moffat, Cincinnati; G.
C. Brown, Brunswick; G. T. Allen. Kayner
Farago, J. L. Thatcher, Long wood, Fla. ;R.
L. Hungerford, Chester, Conn,; S. B.
Ecliols and wife, Waycross; H. C. Drew,
Coosawhatehie, 8. C.; Benjamin Drew,
Crisp; W. H. Bishop and wife, J. C. Flynn,
Boston; T. P. Reynolds, St. Louis; A. W.
Scott and wife, New London, Conn.; J. W.
Burgess, Jacksonville, Fla.
At the Screven House were T. F. Mur
phy and wife. Oakland; Charles D. Ring
foid, Louisville; Mrs. Nathans, Quincy,
’la.; Miss 8. B. Echols, Sandersville; L.
Leevy, Cincinnati; AV. W. IvcConte, E. B.
Havwood, New York; J. Rawls, Race Pond;
T. il. Hills, Philadelphia: J. B. O’Neill, J.
N. Cobb, Baltimore; J. 8. Bosch, Boston;
I). 8. Williams, Ocala; A. Bushcutou, Eng
“1 am going to buy a light coat to match these
pantaloons,’’ he remarked to his wife the other
day, "ana a light pail-of gloves to match the
coat, and a light soft hat to match —” “Your
head, 1 suppose," interrupted the spouse, gently,
uuil the household knew no harmony that day.
“Roug-h on Corns.”
Ask for Wells’ “Rough on Corns.” Quick
relief, complete cure. Corns, warts, bun
. Advice to Mothers.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should
always be used when children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little suffer at once; it
produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving
the child from pain and the little cherub
awakes as “bright as u button.”
It is very pleasant to taste. It soothes the
child, softens the gupis, allays all pain, re
lieves wind, regulates the Ixiweis, and is the
best known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
arising from teething or other causes. 25
cents a bottle.
t• Harnett House.
’ Concerning a popular hotel in Savannah,
Ga., tho Florida Tiines-Union says: “We
note from the hotel arrivals ns published in
the Savannah |<apers, that the Harnett
House still lead* all the other hotels in the
city. In fait they have as many as the
others combined. There is a goixi install -
ment of Floridians always registered there.”
GENERAL RAILWAY N&W3.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
There is considerable talk in Charleston
about the Charleston and Savannah rail
way. and the probability of its returning to
its old lines and entering the city across the
Peyton Randolph has been appointed
Assistant General Manager of the Mobile
and Birmingham railway, with office at
Washington, D. C. C. H. Hudson has been
appointed General Superintendent, with
office at Knoxville, Tenn.
The Gainesville and Dahlonega railroad
(work on which has been suspended for two
years past) will likely be pushed to comple
tion during the year. It will be twenty-six
miles long, and penetrates the gold and iron
belts of Northeast Georgia.
The surveyors of the line of the Georgia,
Carolina and Northern railroad have
reached Chester. Grading will immediate
ly follow the location of the line. The sur
veyors will now direct their attention to
the location of the line through the town.
Tlie following additional changes have
been made in the railway mail service: M.
F. Twohill, of Charleston, has been pro
moted from Class 3to Class 4, Wilmington
and Jacksonville route, vice A. R. Meek,
deceased; J. G. Brinson, of Milan, Ga., and
J. C. Mardenburgh, of Port Royal, have
been appointed to clerkships on the same
Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Southwesterly winds, slight changes
lin i mperature, generally fair
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah. June 18, 1887, and the mean of saipe day for
1 Departure I Total
Mean Temperature I from the | Departure
Mean j Since
for 15 years June 18,’87. -|-or — j Jan. 1,1887.
80J i 84.3 -I- 4.2 1 -a 277.3
Comparative rainfall statement:
Mean Daily] Amount I jESfaE? Departure
Amount for; for Vlosn Since
16 Years. June 18,’87. j
J 234 | 3) ~| —fflT 7-987
Maximum temperature 97.1, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 0.0 feet—no change during the
past twenty-four hours.
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing 6p. m., June 18, 1887, 75th Meridian
Districts. I Average.
Max. Min. Rain-
N tiomi j Temp Temp j fall.
1. Wilmington 11 99 69
2. Charleston 8 101 70
3. Augusta 12 lOrt (70
4. Savannah 12 . 99 72
5. Atlanta 13 96 j 68
6. Montgomery 9 98 I 70 ... ’
7. Mobile 6 99 65
8. New Orleans 12 96 68
9. Galveston 21 92 69
10. Vicksburg 5 97 74
11. Little Rock. 13 94 65
12. Memphis 18 96 65
Averages 97.2 68.8 ! ...
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, June 18, f>:36 p. m., city time.
Norfolk 76 Wl..j .18 Clear.
Charlotte 78 N j .. .05 Clear.
Hatteras 74|SW]l6 Fair.
Wilmington 78 SW 9j Clear.
Charleston 80;SW 9] iClear.
Augusta 84: i.. j Clear.
Savannah 82 S W 8] Clear.
Jacksonville 82j$ W.. j Clear.
Key West 80]S E 7 1 Cloudy.
Atlanta 82 W . j j Clear.
Pensacola 80jSW 8 Clear.
Mobile 78' S ■ j s Clear.
Montgomery 86; j Clear.
New Orleans 78; S .! Clear.
Galveston SO S K 6 1 ....C1ear.
Corpus Chrlsti 80] E 17] 'Clear.
Palestine 88] S .. i Clear.
Brownesville 78j E 8 .33 Clear.
RioGrande 78j E 8] Clear.
G. N. Salisbury, Signal Corps. U.S. Army.
Mnn*s inhumanity,to woman makes count
less thousands mourn, would be an appli
cable rendering of Pope’s line, in view of
the indignities she has suffered and pains
undergone at the hands of unskillful physi
cians and quacks. Naturally modest she
suffers on until forced to consult a physician
regarding some female difficulty which she
well knows is sapping her strength. Ail this
embarrassment can be avoided and a cure
effected by purchasing Dr. Pierce’s “Favor
ite Prescription” of your druggist, and tak
ing as directed. Price reduced to one dol
Now is the time when every
body wants ICE, and we
want to sell it.
20 Tickets, good for 100 Pounds, 75c.
140 Tickets, good for 700 Pounds, $5.
200 Tickets, good for 1,000 Pounds, $7.
50 Pounds at one delivery 30c.
Lower prices to large buyers.
I O IS
Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful
and polite service. Full and liberal weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO.
144 BAY ST.
25c. per lb.
22 and 22 1-2 Barnard St.
DENTON— WILSON.— Married, at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. 'V. S.
Bowman, D. I)., June 8, 1887, Mr. F. B. Denton
and Miss Anais H. Wilson, both of this city.
We are Sole Agents for this section of the fol
lowing celebrated Pianos:
THE KXABE, BAUS,
KRANICH & BACH,
. AND ESTEY.
ALSO THE ESTF.Y ORGANS.
Pianos and Organs Sold on Easy Monthly
Installments, ora Liberal Discount for Cash.
Get our terms and prices before buying.
DAVIS BROS., 42 and 44 Bull Street.
TOWNSEND HAS A GRIP!
IF YOU WANT FINE WORK!
IF YOU WANT CHEAP WORK!
CALL ON TOWNSEND.
He can size you up as well as any one in the
Give first-class workmen a chance to show what
they can do. The best talent in the city.
Tilts is a Fact.
A complete line of Fine Ledger and Printing
FINE PRINTER AND BINDER,
86 and 88 Bryan Street,
Over Gas Office. Savannah, Ga.
PRACTICAL wfe’CH MAKER, JEWELER
Formerly with the late F. D. Jordan, and for
the last ten years with M. Sternberg, informs
his friends aiul the public that he lias opened
business for himself, and is now located at No.
139 Broughton street. Vnything entrusted to
him will lx' promptly attended to, and satisfac
tion guaranteed. Charges will be according to
the times, as I do the work myself.
BUSINESS FOR SALE.
Wishing to retire from trade, we offer for sale
or exchange for good city property, our Job
bing. Grocery and Provision Business, with a
good line of first-class customers. Has paid
over $60,000 profits last nine years. Stock and
fixtures about $5,000. The business is in a
healthy condition, and only needs push and at
tention. We will retain office room and assist
the purchaser. GRAHAM & HUBBELL,
181 and 183 Bay Street.
All persons are hereby cautioned against har
boring or trusting any of the crew of the Nor
wegian barks “Arndt” and “La Plata,” as no
debt of their contracting will be paid by Master
or A. R. SALAS & CO., Consignees.
Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the
Norwegian bark “Talisman,” Andersen, Master,
will be responsible for any debts contracted by
the crew of said vessel.
CITY OF SAVANNAH. )
Office Clerk of Cocnci. >
Savannah, Ga., June 16th, 1887.1
Under and by virtue of a resolution adopted
by Council at meeting of June 15th, 1887, Coun
cil will elect at its next regular meeting, that is
to say on WEDNESDAY, .June 28th, 1887, a Cor
poration Attorney to fill vacancy occasioned by
the resignation of H. C. Cunningham. Salary
$1,500 per annum. Applicants must hand in
their applications to the Clerk of Council at or
before 2 o’clock p. m., WEDNESDAY, June 29th,
1887. By order of Council.
FRANK E. REBARER,
Clerk of Council.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Southwestern Railroad Company, i
Office Macon, June 14th, 1887. f
Dividend No. 67 of THREE DOLLARS AND
FIFTY CENTS per share will be paid tiie Stock
holders of this Company on and after the 22d
inst. Stockholders receiving their dividends in
Macon will lie paid at the Central Georgia Bank
of this city—those at Savannah at the Central
Railroad Bank of that city.
W. S. BRANTLY, Sec. and Treas.
Having purchased the stock and good will of
the “Paris Novelty Store,” 13014 Broughton
street, I will sell the stock, consisting of Fancy
Goods and Notions, at figures lower than can be
bought anywhere, so as to close out the entire
stock in order to make room for a different line
of goods. A. S. COHEN.
NOTICE TO RAILROAD CONTRACTORS.
We, the undersigned, hare contracted for
building the Savannah, Dublin and Western
Railroad. All who wish to make contracts for
grading, trestling or furnishing ties, will apply
CARPENTER, GRANT, MUNDAY & CO.,
Pulaski House, Savannah, Ga.
Good prices paid for same.
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.
DR. HESKY~S COLUIAG,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
3 BULL STREET,
Over W. U Telegraph Office,
DR. B. S. PURSE
Has removed his office and residence to 140
Lilierty, between Whitaker and Bull streets.
Die undersigned offers for sale at par >x July
Coupon 8500,000 of the MARIETTA AND
NORTH GEORGIA RAILWAY COMPANY'S
FIRST MORTGAGE li PER CENT. FIFTY
YEAR BONDS, in multiples of 81,003 to suit
rjHIESE bonds can bo safely taken by inves-
I tors as u reliable fi per cent, security, which
will, in all probability, advance to 15 points
ala>ve par within the next three or four years,
ns this road will traverse a country unsurpassed
for mineral wealth, for climate, for scenery, for
agricultural purposes, and for attractiveness to
The company has mortgaged its franchise and
entire line of railroad, built and to he built, and
all its other property, to the Boston Safe Deposit
and Trust Company to secure its issu- of 50-year
l“r cent, bonds. These bonds will Is. issued at
the rate of about 817,000 j>er mile, on a Hue ex
tending from Atlanta, (la., to Knoxville, Tenn.
A sinking fund is provided for their redemption.
It will be one of the best paying roads in the
South. It will lx* of Htftiuiarrl gauge and will
region of country extending from
Middle Georgia, through North Carolina to
Knoxville, Tenn., where it will connect with
lines leading to Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis
The road is now completed to Murphy, N. C.,
and i“ to be pushed on to Knoxville as fast os
the nature of the country will permit. The high
financial standing anil energy of the men prill
eipallv interested in it sufficiently guarantees Its
Further information will Iw furnished upon
application to A. L liAKTRIDGE, Savannah,
Gn , or to BOODY, McLELLAN & CO., 57
Broadway. Now York
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, AND
SUCCESS FOLLOWS SUCCESS,
THE NEXT PLAY:
A Drama in three acts, by Sir Charles Young
Bart, author of JIM, THE PEN
MAN. The Madison Square
Theatre’s Greatest Sucesss.
A Beautiful Play! Laughter and Tears!
Seats 75c., 30e., 25c. Reserved seats on sale
DAVIS BROS', without extra charge. Box
sheet open MONDAY, 8.
Grand Annual Picnic
German Aid Society,
AT SCHUETZEN PARK,
Wednesday, June 22d, 1887.
TICKETS, 50 and 25 CENTS.
Cars leave depot at 10 a. m., 1,2, 3, 4 and sp.
M.; return, leave Park 6:15, 7:30, 8:45 and 10 p. m.
Fine band in attendance. Refreshments on
the grounds. Tickets can be had from the fol
lowing committee: Wm. Seheihing, N. Lang,
E. A. >l. Schroeder, E. Y. Ham, Adam Kessel,
H.JL\ Heuisler. Frank E. Keilbach, J. D. Harms.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1887.
TICKETS 60 CENTS
CtOMMITTEE— Wm. Gibbons, M. L. Byck, 0.
J Coleman, H. Scheerer. I. Westheimer, J.
Dieter, Stephen Schwinn, Emil Warrabold.
SCHEDULE—Trains leave junction 10:35 x.
m., 1,3, 4,5, 7:20 p. m. Trains leave Schuetzeu
Park 6:15, 7:20, 9, 10:80, 12 p. m.
Orientals vs. Amateurs,
BASE nA.X. X, PARK.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 21, AT
Admission 25 cents, with privilege of Grand
Stand. Ladies eordially invited free.
Virginia Summer Resorts,
ON LINE OF
Norfolk and Western Railroad.
ROUND TRIP TICKETS are sold during tha
Summer Season to
MONROE RED SULPffSR,
MONTGOMERY WHITE SULPHUR,
ROANOKE RED SULPHUR,
OLD POINT AND VIRGINIA BEACH.
Guide Books, Schedules and all information
can be had upon application to
IV. B. BEVILL,
Gen. Pass, and T’k’t Agent.
138 Broughton St.
These 3 Colossal Lines
Y\7 ILL be closed out pretty well if low prices
V f and grand value can accomplish such ends.
Those not the least in need of these goods would
profit by purchasing them and laying them
aside for future use.
Gloves! Gloves! Gloves!
LADIES' ELEGANT LISLE GLOVES in tans,
black and white, which we formerly sold at 20c.,
BT>e. and 50c. are now reduced td 15c., 25c. and
Ladies' Best Pure Silk Gloves in tans, black
and white, that we formerly sold at 81, $1 25,
Si 50 are now reduced to sdc., 75c., sl.
300 pairs 8-buttou length Lisle Jersey Gloves,
Cuffs, elaborately embroidered with silk, only
25c. per pair, worth formerly 75c. Childrens’
Gloves in uniform cheapness.
Hitts! (ills! Mills!
500 pairs Childrens' Pure Silk Mitts, in cream,
tans, pinks, white and blues, reduced to 25c.
Ladles’ Pure Silk Jersey Mitts in every new
shade of this season’s wear which were 81, Si 25,
Si 50 are reduced now to 50c., 75c., sl.
fiOO pairs Ladies' Short Black Knit Silk Mitts
reduced to 25c. a pair.
HOSIERY! HOSIERY! HOSIERY!
1,000 pairs Childrens’ Fancy Striped Hose,
sizes oto reduced to BJqje., formerly sold at
30 dozen Childrens’ Superb Ribbed Hose, solid
shades, sizes 7 to Bj4j. reduced to 12)40. from 20c.
35 dozen Childrens’ English Thread Regular-
Made Hose in fancy stripes, dark and light
ground patterns, reduced to 15c.: formerly sold
at 26c. and 35c.
2(Xi dozen Ladies’ Fancy Stripe Cotton Hose at
Bkic. pair: former price lOe.
125 dozen Ladies Black Hose, white feet and
extra length, reduced to 12We.; was formerly
50 dozen ladies’ Very Best Superfine Regular-
Made llalbriggan Hose reduced to‘2sc.: price 40c.
Cheering reductions proportionately in all
other styles of Ladies', Gents' and Childrens
Closing Out Bargains in
Fresh Canton Mattings, Ladies' Muslin Under
wear, Linen Ulsters, Ladies' and Childrens'
Aprons, Millinery and our other varied
P. B.—Country orders promptly attended U,
COPARTN ERSHIP NOTICES.
Messrs, wm. p. bailey and wm. f.
CHAPLIN having purchased the good wlu
and interest of Messrs. (\ C. CASEY’. GEO. C.
FREEMAN and JOHN M. WILLIAMS in the
firm of C. C. CASEY’ & CO., doing business as
manufacturers of bricks, the busmens in future
will he conducted umlorthe firm iiiuno and style
of WM. P. BAILEY & CO.
The now firm resnectfully solicit a share of
the public riatronage and will constantly keep
on baud in large quantities at their yards on the
Springfield Plantation, and will deliver the same
in any part of the city upon the shortest now*
Well Brick, Pressed Brick,
Hard Brown Brick, Gray Brick,
Soft Brown Brick.
Office: Corner Bull and Broughton, at Simon
Gazan's Cigar Store, where all orders will re
ceive nrombt attention.