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LIVE GOTHAM TOPICS.
WHAT CAN BE SEEN IN AN ORDI
Where Thirsty Now York Gets Its
Drink— Absurdly Exaggerated Values
of the “Art Galleries ' A Reaction
Against the Enforced Laws.
Julian Ralph, in a letter from New York
to the Philadelphia Press, says: “Let me
•how you one of the new-fashioned places.”
is a phrase that now very often accompanies
invitation to take a drink in New York.
These new-style places have not invaded the
residence districts but are quite numerous
down-town. The stylish name for them is
“Buffets,” a title obtained from the controll
ing article of furniture with which
each place is embellished —in plain
English, a sideboard. These take the
pin e of the bars in the old-style saloons, and
are mere tiers of shelves rising above closets
topped by a broad marble counter on which
there i a central well for water faucets and
a wash trough. In each place the sideboard
is against the wall and the room is all open,
with i>erhaps a table for free lunch opposite
the wall, or a few tables and chairs scattered
over the carpet. The bartenders, in white
itarehed linen coats (without any display of
diamonds, which now’ are considered vul
gar). move up and down in front of the
sideboards, which are usually towering tiers
of polished hard wood, paneled with beveled
mirror glass, aud having the shelves
up)'eld by slender carved or turned pillars.
Often these shelves are mere ribbons .of
wood scalloped so that the glassware can lie
fitted into them as on shipboard, but
whether thev are racks or shelves it is the
fashion to load them with delicate cut
glass, very little of which is ever used, and
which cast, in one place on Church street,
morn than half as much as the ornate buffet
itself, or $1,500. These new drinking rooms
are of course elaborately fitted in all
respects, usually with heavy carpet or mar
ble tiling on the floors, and the most expen
sive metal surfaced paper on the walls and
It is a question whether these buffets are
going to be permanent or numerous. The
comment of a Yankee friend of mine as he
stood in front of one of these palisades of
class is the verbal expression of what occurs
Fo most tipplers. “I don’t think I like it,”
said he; “a man does not merely want a
drink. Ho wants to hold up the bar, to rest
a little, so to speak. ” The bartenders do not
like them at all. They feel helpless. They
can’t protect their wares or feel that mastery
of position which they had behind the old
THE “ART GALLERIES.”
Gorgeous as the new places appear, they
do not cost as much as the bar-aud-back-bar
establishments upon which the Germans led
the way a few years ago in a craze for prod
igal expenditure. You hoar of some of these
double drinking counters that cost $7,500,
but figures freely furnished to the public arc
always to be taken with a number of grains
of allowance, whether they represent the
cost of putting anew play upon the stage or
of procuring the latest Bowery museum
freak —the gentleman who lost his head in
the recent Rhode Island accident and gets
along finely with a mere stump of his neck
The probability is that no saloonkeeper has
spent more than $5,000 on a bar and hack
bar in this city yet, and that some of the
showiest cost ' only $1,500 to
$2,500. The some exaggeration
exists with rogard to our “art
galleries,” as we have slangily named the
places that copy the Hoffman House bar
room by exhibiting costly paintings in them.
Take t hat noblest exhibition as a represen
tatis’e instance. It is customary to estimate
the value of the art treasi. in this drink
ing plaee at SIOO,OOO to $120,000, and this
sum is made up by putting the Correggio
canvas (“Narcissus”) at $50,000, the Gobelin
Tajiestry at $5,000, and certain carvings in
wood and marble at SB,OOO and $5,000. The
fart is that the full list of such figures con
tains items often nonsensical and often con
ditional. For instance, it is not proven that
the “Nareerus" is a Correggio. If it is
there is no doubt of its worth, but its value
until that is proven is conjectural.
Some of these ornaments were
bought at prices and under condi
tions that would cause the sale of all
at even $75,000 to bring a great profit. Not
one cost more than one-half tne princely
sums that the hotel, keepers expended in
building and fitting the great saloons in
which they are exhibited, that is to say,
$20,000. though Bougereaa’s “Nymphs arid
Satyrs” would probably fetch more than
•it. This is not said to depreciate the coi
tion, but to show how the public has ex
aggerated the cost of this method of attract
ing a liar trade. The collection sjxiaks for
itself, and many of its parts not only can
not be lessened by a criticism which
would have to be ignorant to con
demn them, but would bring great
prices if sold. Mr. Beniamin Constant’s
great painting in Wildey’s saloon doubtless
cost $20,000, but when $35,000 more is
added by correspondents to cover agents’
commissions, the customs tax ana the
mounting of the pictures, the calm and
philosophical listener lius a right to suspoct
that the figures are exaggerated or that the
owner parted too lightly with his money.
When you have passed the really valuable
Art treasures of the Hoffman House,
Wildey’s, and perhaps one other place, and
come to coldly investigate the claims of other
saloon keepers who pretend to have galleries
or museums valued at from $50,000 to
$30,000, it will be with difficulty that
you can comprehend that anyone could
hope to impose on the public with such
nonsense. There isn’t any greater poppy
cock talked or written uoout New York
than the tales about these so-called drink
ing palaces. There are only six or eight art
gallery saloons in all, and certainly half of
that number boast collections which are in
the main either cheap or fraudulent.
Artists of unquestioned knowledge tell
me that some of those aggregations are col
lections of trash, full of “copies” or works
by men either unknown or occupying n low
rank in their profession. Elegant frames, the
presence of two or three real masterpieces
of small size and moderate cost, and the
surroundings of a beautifully 11 tbs 1 saloon
impress the mass of visitors and make them
imagine themselves in the presences of
Monte Criston treasures of art. It has l>een
estimated that in the half dozen saloons
that we call art galleries there are triumphs
of paintings or carving worth $350,000, hut,
if it wore proper to do so. I would not feel
unwilling to wager money that no expert
would value the whole lot at much over
PRINCELY ORDINARY IIARR.
Far more princely is the sum repri*seiitoil
by the cost of thos-> drinking places that do
not boast of paintings, statues or curios. It
is estimated that, on the Bowery and the
Third and Kixth avenues there are at least
300 liars that cost about $2,500; 400 that cast
SI,OOO and thirty that cost $4,000 or over.
One seen in these reasonable figures,
repeated over and over again on
scores of thoroughfares and through
the list of 10,000 saloons, what a
formidable amount of capital is
lock id up in the liquor tratll. One
perceives how natural it is that the dealers
should interest themselves in politics in a
community like this where the laws arc all
aimed bnvarils restricting the business, and
one is able to imagine whut a force the
trado can exert if stirred as at present,
when its management is under discussion in
the State Legislature, under iron restraint
by the local officials and threatened by a
powerful uprising of the temperance ele
ment all over country.
The drink question is the most important
Wie we liftve to consider in New York. It
so delicate a problem that I have lately
met. two men of great political ambition
and promise who toll me that they will not
run tor the Mayoralty of their cities (one is
, r,rfcp r 11111 * onß > s a Brooklynite)
until the laws have been changed satigfac
rtHi ’• U S m aj°i’ity. There is a great
,TT_°[ drinking here, a great deal more
we are justly to he credited with and in"
ourselves, for wo entertain a couple of
hundred thousand strangers here every day,
many of whom come here on purpose to
have a good time and throw away their
money. Then, on our own account, we have
a large population of people from what
might be called the drinking countries of
Eurojie. At present, for the first time in
our history, our layvs are being generally
enforced, and this enforcement has shown
us how unsuited to a cosmopolitan commu
nity they are.
Their enforcement has aroused a deep dis
cussion of the subject of reforming them,
and with very interesting and curious ef
fects. The advanced and liberal thought on
the subject, as represented by Mayor Hew
itt's views, is that we should allow drinking
places to tie open lietween and after church
services on Sunday for the benefit of our
foreign population, which sees no harm in
drinking light wines and !>eer, and will sell
them and drink them, no matter what the
laws ure. It seems to lie decided also that
the best system of dealing with the saloon
tratltc is the high licenses—at SI,OOO, or, at
least ssoo—so as to enforce responsibility
for obedience to the law and make the
dealers interested in closing unlicensed and
improper places that, get the advantage of
them. But the Prohibitionists, the small
hand-to-mouth saloonkeepers and the koep
ei-s of disorderly places have joined hands,
and are working side by sido against the
proposition. Their combination suits the
countrymen in the Legislature, who make
till our laws and most of our official absurd
ities and troubles. ,
The saloonkeepers of New York are an
ignorant and stupid lot, ns a rule —a harsh
assertion, but one justified bv knowledge,
and that will be corroborated by the more
intelligent, ones in the business. The enor
mous profits of a business that can lie
started with S2OO to SSOO, or with nothing
at all but the backing of a brewer, and t hat
affords a margin of :i between the pur
chase and selling price of a glass of beer at
tracts the stupid and the lazy; while
the social bon under which the trade
rests in the dominant Anglo-Saxon mind
fails to keep out only the morally callous
man of that particular nationality. This is
true mainly of the whisky trade. The beer
business is practically controlled by Gor
mans who used to keep corner groceries with
barrooms in the rear. The law obliged the
two businesses to lie divorced, and the ma
jority of the grocers, seeing the immense
profits in the drink trade, abandoned the
groceries and opened saloons.
“The main trouble with our business,”
said a leading and law-abiding saloonkeep
er to mo the other day, “is with the men
engaged in it. They do not look ahead.
They temporize with bribes and evasions.
A score ot us have tried again and again to
organize the saloonkeepers, but the only
organizations that hang together are kept
intact for social purposra, for drinking
bouts, dances, picnics and good fel
lowship generally. There is thunder
in the air for the liquor trade all
over the country, and the lightning bolts
can only lie escaped in those commu
nities where the liquor dealers are known to
be interested in compelling obedience to the
law* awl rooting out the bad characters in
tiie business. But there ure other troubles.
The main one is with the brewers. They are
such stiff competitors in business aud are so
greedy for gain that they are to lie found
backing almost , all the immoral and
illegal resorts in the city. The other trouble
is with certain officials. The trade has
tecn so used to getting favors and protec
tion by a gift of a little money here and
there, where it will do the most good, that
when we talk high license ot a meeting a
seorre of men are sure to shout ‘No; no. If
we pay SI,OOO for a license somebody around
the cornet will get along without any license
at all by arranging with the excise inspec
tors and the police.’ It may not be so, but
that is w’hat they think.”
We have now the most virtuous and
strictest excise board within our memory
and it is ruling the trade w ith on iron hand
and squeezing it in the bargain. Excise
Commissioner Von Glaiin tells me that the
licensee from hotels, barrooms and stores
where liquor is sold wall amount to $1,200,-
000 during 1887. He and his colleagues
have raised the fees to s‘lso
for a first class hotel, to S2OO
for a second-class hotel, to S2OO
for saloon licenses, SSO for ale, wine and
beer, and SBO for ale and beer. For store
keepers whose stock is not drunk on the
premises, from $250 to SSO is levied, ae
cording to the receipts of the plaee. There
are now 9,167 licenses, 7,000 of which are
for barrooms, and they returned $827,3:20
last year, and $882,345 the year before, so
thnt wo are aliout to make an unprecedented
revenue from the trade.
From the Dakota Bell. .
Mr. Julius Plugoff, a Democrat of Gosh
City, this territory, was recently appointed
to the office of clerk of the District Court.
Of the appointment “the Gosh City Peo
ple’s Palladium,” a Democratic paper, says:
“The appointment of Col. Julius Plugoff,
of this city, to the honorable office of clerk
of the District Court givos universal satisfac
tion. Though Col. Plugoff is comparatively
a young man and recently come to Dnkotn,
it is a recognition of the young Democracy
in the Territory and declares that, the here
tofore accepted belief that a man, to obtain
office in Dakota, must have moved hero be
fore the war and slept under a gum wee-1
and ate jerked buffalo meat the first ten
years, is dead and buried beyond the hope of
resurrection. Give the young and vigorous
a chance; down with the old moss-grown
and driveling one-horse politicians whose
only recommendation is that they were
compelled to leave their homes in the East
twenty-five years ago.”
In its issue of the same date “the Gosh
City Walloper,” also Democratic, prints the
“Jule Plugoff, the dude politician of this
city, has lieen appointed clerk of the district
court. Whitt is the party coming to in this
territory? This man Plugoff is a tenderfoot
and a carpetbagger. He has not been in
Dakota long enough to tell a wheat field
from a jackpot. He would still have been
in Wiggleville, Delaware, blaeking boots if
he hail not first got an appointment in the
territory. lie is no more entitled to the of
fice than the man in the moon. Matters
have come to a pretty pass if the old wheel
horses of the party— those who came here in
an early day, endured the hardships of a pio
neer’s life, settled in the wilderness and
made it blossom ns the rose and were Demo
crats when it meant scorn and derision and
no hope of office —if those, we say, are to bo
ignored for such importations from the ef
fete East ns Jule Plugoff.”
Yesterday on the Turf.
New Yoric, June 22.—The jockey club
races at Shoejishead Bay were as follow*:
1' itisT Kace -Three-quarters of a mile. King
Fish won. with Torchlight second, and Guar
antee third. Time 1:15.
Second Hack Three-quarters of a mile.
Stuyvesant won, with Harry Kimsell second,
uiid N’okomis third. Time l:l4ti.
Tumn Kace -Seven eighths of a mile. Lag
gard won. with Ordtvay second, and Stripling
Fomra Rack One mile and a half. Ken AI
walked in last, having burst a blood vessel
Kxllo won, with iloaz second anil Ten Booker
third. Time 8:8#.
Fieri! Race -One and one-eighth miles. Adrian
won. with Favor second and Tin Strike third.
Sixth Pace —One on 1 three-eighths miles on
the turf. Judge Griffith won, witii Sam Brown
second and Schoolmaster third. Will 1 lav is and
Hairy Man foil. Time 8:41.
Advice to young ladies about to graduate:
Be just as sweet as you can. The man who
doesn't like In look upon n sweet girl grednale
is a villain— or married. Tie your essay with a
blue ribbon, und be practical hi the choice of a
subject. We suggest ‘‘The Coining Man.” Ad
vice to young men about to graduate: Don’t
mind the newspupers. Whoop it up for ail
you’re worth on the Commencement stage about
‘‘The Scholar in Politics,” “The Ideal Republic,”
and “The Political Ikutiny of Patagonia.”
About five years from now read your oration
over to yourself slowly. - Buffalo tlx press.
In its effects and useful in its application,
the fragrant SOZODONT has become the
most pouul.ir dentifrice hi existence. ’Tis
ti : rab.e 1 by everybody.
TIIE MORNING NEW%: THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1887.
TIIE BIG WHEAT DEAL
IT IS SAID TO HAVE COST THE
Inside Facts on the Origin of the Cor
ner The Cincinnatians Undertook
Too Big a Task—Kershaw & Cos. Go
Under At Last.
from the Chicago News.
“I think I know more about that wheat
panic than any other man not directly in
terested in it,” said a Board of Trade man
Saturday. “I noticed this Cincinnati crowd
long before they began active operations in
May wheat, ami 1 believe now that, they, or
some of them, were trading in this market
before the close of 1886. I don't think they
then coil ban plate 1 cornering May, but as it
was the active option they liegan to accu
mulate it in largo quantities, aud when they
saw how unfavorable the crop reports be
gan to come in they conceived the idea of
running a corner in May, taking the limit
of the storage capacity of the city ami the
expected short crop as their basis of opera
“ About this time there was talk of a
corner to lie ; in by the Nevada Bank pen
jile, and I learned shortly afterward that
the directors of that institution did have
an account here with Field, Lind ley & Cos.
ami with Maurice Rosenfeld & Cos. The
t alk about, the Nevada Bank and the attend
ant excitement in May wheat drew the
Cincinnati people into the swim to stay,
and, the thing Incoming talked over in the
Queen City and Lincoln clulw of Cleveland,
several heavy capitalists of that town were
drawn in with them. They kept adding to
their lines of May until the latter part of
April, when they say that they had only
18,00.1,00(1 to 15,(XX),000 bushels of cash wheat
bought, when in order to corner the thing
successtully they should have enough to fill
all of the storage room in the city arid have
15,000,000 to 20,000,000 bushels of wind sold
to them by the crowd besides.
“It, was decided then, I think, to carry it
over to June, and in the last few days of the
month their whole crowd of brokers ran like
a flock of sheep and filled Up on June. In
the meantime two other deals wore in
“ i’ho Nevada Bank party, comprising a
class of people who speculate habitually in
mining stocks, was running a wheat deal in
San Francisco and also began running a
little side-play in wheat here. They kept
adding to their lines until I know positively
that they held here from 6,000,000 to 8,000,(XX)
bushels, which they closed out about the
middle of May at a profit averaging from
6c. to Bc. a bushel, and I am assured that
their only reason for pulling out was that
they had on their hands nearly all of the
cash wheat in California, besides what they
called their ‘side-play’ in Chicago. Since
that time I notice that they have devoted all
of their attention to the San Francisco and
Liverpool markets, and 1 lielievo their
profits from cornering the San Francisco
market and in the Liverpool export trade
have been even larger than in their Chicago
“So much for California. The other out
side deal was the Galveston affair. This
was a little one on the side, and was inde
dependent of any of the others. Kauffman
Si Range, a big Hebrew banking house
down there who speculate in any and every
thing that is active enough to promise a
quick return, saw that there was a lot of
money behind wheat mid they started an
account with George C. Walker Si Cos. In
the course of time they owned quite a line
of wheat, and they applied to the Cincinnati
parties for a section on the ground floor m
the clique ojierations. They were told that
if their wheat was for sale they could offer
it in the pit. They did so, and
when Walker Si Cos. sold it out, Irwin,
Green & Cos. wore the buyers. All of this
time the outsiders were wondering who
were running the deal. The talk was
strongest of the Nevada Bank, but Kershaw
was receiving large ordeii froiix Cjpcimfriti
right along, and attention%a* being directed
to him. About this time Armour started on
his trip South and West, and as he stopped
at Cincinnati, Galveston and San Francisco,
which were the principal points talked
about, his name became connected with the
deal. He was not in it, though, as I found
“The number of different parties in the
deal and their dissimilar tactics puzzled the
public m#e than a little, and the impression
went out several times that they had
changed front and were going to abandon
the deal. They did not think of this for an
instant, and had it not been for the heavy
receipts of cash wheat, the action of the
board of trade directors ui makjng additi
tioaal storage room regular, and the atti
tude of the banks, they would probably
have carried the deal forward to a success
ful conclusion. The personnel of the Cin
cinnati contingent was Joe Wiltshire and
Howard Eckert. The amount of stuff held
by them before they collapsed was 10,000,000
bushels of cash wheat and 21,000,000 in un
settled June options.”
Rosenfeld was not at first identified with
what turned out to he a Cincinnati clique,
but is credited with having come into it in
a peculiar way. Johnny Slmiv was buying
heavily on Cincinnati orders, taking at one
time nearly 1,200,000 bushels m a lump. One
day, at 11:45 a. m., ho wired to Cincinnati
for additional margins. At 2:15 the answer
came back that it was too lato to do any
hanking business, but the next day would
see their margins good. Shaw immediately
wired back to them to transfer their account
to another house, as he did not want to do
business with men who mode and broke
promises. The account was turned over to
Rosenfeld & Cos., and from that time they
were, next to Kershaw, the largest pur
chasers of May options.
The outcome, as recent developments
show, cost the clique about $4,000,000. Thus
far the outsiders’ profits are yet to be real
ized, and much depends on the outcome of
many of the suspended firms whether any
profits nt. all will he credit'd to accounts for
deals made on the break.
TEXAS TRAIN ROBBERS.
Bloodhounds and Officers After Them
A Houston (Tex.) special to the Missouri
Republican says: It is altogether prolm
ble that some of the road agents implicated
in the Southern Pacific train roliliery near
Flatonin will lie under arrest within forty
eight hours. No act in the criminal calen
dar of Texas has excited more profound in
dignation than this recent train hold-up. By
dawn this morning three posses, armed to
the teeth aud well mounted, were following
the woke of hounds. At a point not moro
than a mile from the scene of the robbery
the gang split up into three divisions. The
hits' rains made the trails perfectly discerni
ble, and they were followed without any
trouble. Your correspondent accompanied
one party about ten miles from the trestle
where tlie rolilicrv occurred, and numerous
trail's of the thieves were encountered.
Just prior to leaving the pursuing
posse tno reporter espied an empty can
which had contained deviled ham. The
condition of the can’s remnants showed that
the rascals could not be far ahead. Each
posse is captained by a man who does not
not understand the word fear and who is
thoroughly acquainted with the country.
Fayette county is aroused, and when a
capture is made it is not unlikely that Judge
Lynch will take a hand in the proceedings.
The engineer und fireman in charge gave
Fayette county official* minute description*
of those of the gang they saw. The detec
tive fom\of Houston are on the alert and
the man who fails to give a satisfactory
amount Of himself is liable to lie given
quarters in the calaboose. No means arc
I lieing neglected to run the robbers down.
If the train robbers Imd known that
Sheriff “Jim” White, of El Paso, was on
hom'd the train they pro|>o*cd to rob would
they have mad" t.ie assault! that’s a ques
tion. in IKS) the Mayor of Ei Puna wcutrto
the cu t, "u 1 , i-e and begged Wlut". Who
was then a mounted inspector, to go up to
El Paso street where three or four men
were lying dead and half a dozen more were
lying wounded, and put down a gang of
desperadoes who had “taken the town.”
Tho streets were deserted save by the “bad
men,” who were settling a
difficulty in true Texas style.
Hannah Burns, a washerwoman with
a Billingsgate tongue, was the only person
who dared to speak her mind and tell the
leers what she thought of the proceedings.
With arms akimbo and her tongue in full
motion she stood in the street and defied the
'killei-s. They would not shoot ht;r; they
could not silence hor, and so they let her
alone. No one else dared to oppose the des
perate fellows who had already killed sev
eral people. The local police were power
less, and the Mayor, or some of the citizens,
called on White. He suddenly appeared on
the street with a big “gun” in each hand
and called out: “Jim White will do the
rest of the shooting; get off this street,” and
the battle was over.
A few years before he was traveling in a
stage coach when one of the passengers in
sulted a lady. The mild-mannered man who
sat opposite the lady called to the driver t<>
stop the coach. He took the blackguard
out, tied him to a tree, stripped him ami
AN UNMERCIFUL LASHING
with the stage driver’s whip. He is tall,
well-bred, gentle and brave; a Texan gen
tleman with a blue eve and a habit of shoot
ing quick and straight, with a “gun” in each
hand. He wears collars and cuffs, aud
brushes his clothes and keeps his boots pol
ished. If he were to walk down Fourth
street he would be taken for a contracting
freight agent of one of the fast lines, or per
haps for the general agent of an insurance
company. He was made sheriff of
El Paso county in 1884, and has
(held the office over since. lie has a
record for bravery unsurpassed on this
frontier, anil is universally respected. He
is not “a liad man,” not a desperado; he is
simply a fearless man who iu an unsettled
condition of society has often found it neces
sary to keep the peace by fighting for it. If
Jim White was ever held up before there is
no record of the case. If heads were ever
broken with six shooters, anil innocent peo
ple. robbed in his presence by desperadoes
who escaped unhurt before the train rob
bery the Texan reporters have failed to
chronicle the event. Yet, the dispatches
say that White was in the sleeper, which
was rifled, but did not shoot. True, he was
not robbed himself, for the bandits left the
coach before coming to his berth; but
that makes no difference. The fact
remains that a train lias been rifled
when one of the nerviest men of
Texas was on board, one of the quickest
shots, one of the bravest sheriffs “with a
record.” And what does it all prove?
Simply this, that those people who talk
about resisting a systematic and well
planned “hold-up,” and think if they had
been there they would have headed a suc
cessful attack against the robbers, don’t
know what they are talking about. Men
who have been held up tell strange stories
about the diameter of the gun muzzles they
looked down. They astonish us with the
descriptions of the eyes of robbers, and how
“determined” they looked. The simple fact
is that “hands up” In Texas means “hands
up,” and when Jim White lies still in his
berth and listens to a conversation in Span
ish between his wife and a Mexican lieuten
ant, who is subsequently pounded over the
head with a six-shooter and does not show
fight, it is because he knew that in such
cases discretion is the lietter part of valor.
ARE THEY MUMMIFIED AZTECS?
Strange Discovery by Miners in a
Tomb in New Mexico.
A San Francisco dispatch to the Now
York World says: There is a stir in scien
tific circles over the advent of five mummi
fied Aztecs, supposed to have been buried
GOO years. Tho groUp comprises two men,
two women and a child. They were discov
ered some months ago by two miners, Dasty
and Morris, in a hermetically sealed cave
in the canon of the Gila river, on the bound
ary line between Arizona and New Mexico.
The miners were prospecting and noticed a
place closed by human hands. They ques
tioned the Indians, who declined to give any
information, and were opposed Li any ex
Watching their chances the prospectors
removed the obstructions to the cave. Huge
boulders, bound by excellent cement , had to
bo pried out of place. A search for treasures
was unsuccessful, but twenty feet from the
mouth of the cave they found an Aztec
mummy in a sitting posture, the legs bent
up after tho custom of the race. The hands
were folded over the breast in the posture of
alteration facing towards the East. A
further search revealed other bodies. A
mother and child were nestling together in
a loving embrace. The bodies were removed
to this city. They arc in excellent preser
vation, not disembowelled, and were evi
dently mummified naturally. The skin is
tanned. The women retain their long,
flowing silken hair. Measurements by Dr.
Paolo de Vecchi, of Turin University’,
and Dr. C. M. Richter, of Berlin, made
yesterday conform to the historical descrip
tions of Aztecs, and the general appearance
and mode of burial, and the surroundings
identify the mummies with the ancient race.
The bodies were covered with highly colored
clothes, which crumbled on exposure. Three
kinds were saved, two of a roar so material
and one a deep blue, woven in diamond
shapes. No implements or utensils were
All the Consuls here and many scientific
men inspected the mummies yesterday.
Among those present were Henry A Ward,
of Rochester, N. Y.; Kate Field. New York;
Dr. Darkness, Academy of Science; Joseph
Leconte and John Leconte, Dr. Bazet, Dr.
Hcscit, Historian Bancroft, John T. Graff
and Edward Lewis.
A GHASTLY JOKE.
What a Cleveland Undertaker Did
When He Got on to a Case.
Fum the Cleveland Plaindealer.
“My God, Jim, there’s u man hanging to
the telegraph pole,” was the startling ex
clamation made early Friday morning by
one or two men who were walking along on
Canal street, near Seneca. And, sure
enough, susjH'ndisi in midair, was the form
of a man, who to all appearances had delib
erately committed suicide by hanging.
Hastily crossing the street, the inon noti(lei
parties in the hide and pelt warehouse of
Thompson & Herrick. Mr. L. A. Thompson
telephoned to Mr. W. E. Heffron, a West
Side undertaker, and said:
“ Bill, there’s a man hanging to a telegraph
jiole in front of the store! Looks like a case
“Shall I come over for him? 1 ’ inquired
“Do ns you like.” remarked Mr. Thomp
son, and ue ran off.
The distance from Mr. Heffron’s under
taking rixmis to Canal street is something
over a mile and a half, but the dead-wagon
made it in about 3:08;-,. Mr. Heffron man
aged Ihe reins himself, and it is but justice
to say that, presuming the call to bo one of
necessity, he n's|side‘l ns quickly as possi
ble. Arriving at the telegraph'ix>lh Mr.
Heffron was surprised atvl .hocked to find
the supposed suicide merely a stuffed man
of straw, and not a corpse. Later develop
ments in the case (mint to Mr. Thompson as
the originator of the “joke.” It is said
Mr. Heffron will present a regularly made
out bill for the trip made.
Man’s inhumanity to woman makes count
less thousands mourn, would lie an appli
cable rendering of Pope’s line, in view of
the indignities she has suffered aud fniins
undergone at the bands 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. All this
embarrassment cun he avoided and a cure
effected by purchasing Dr. Pierce’* “Favor
ite Prescription” of your druggist, ami tak
ing as directed. Price reduced to one dol
ANYBODY BUT AMERICANS.
Bitter Publication Against “Yankees”
by a Mexican Paper.
A dispatch from the City of Mexico to
the Missouri .Republican says the recent
actfcm of the government in granting im
portant concessions for colonization, public
improvements, etc., to Americans and
American companies, is the pretext for an
assault on the administration by the organs
of the church party. The National, a
prominent opposition journal, will, in a
leading article to-morrow, take a strong
stand against the Diaz administration for
granting concessions to Americans.
“Each of these concessions,” says the
Xacional , “is one link more which
ties us to that ‘pacific American conquest,’
as it is termed by American jour
nalists within and without the country.
With this ‘pacific conquest’ there will lie no
war, there will be no armies of Americans
invading Mexico, and no battles null be
fought. We shall not see ourselves subju
gated by our national enemies by force of
arms, but, on the other hand, the business
men and financiers who come from the
United States, and to whom our govern
ment officials give concessions, will create
American interests, will make themselves
the owners of great manufacturing, mining,
railway and agricultural enterprises; will
acquire extensive* territorial properties: will
exercise by their wealth decisive influence
in the country, and the (lay will arrive,
if things go on as they are now
going, when they will control the
elections, will become deputies and
ministers, and will decide who shall be Pres
ident of the republic. The Catholic religion
will then give place to Protestantism, to Ju
daism, to Mormonism, and a thousand dif
ferent sects which exist in the United States,
and the English language will replace the
Spanish. In that day we shall no longer
lie Mexicans —we shall be slaves in our own
land, and will occupy the wretched place
which descendants of Mexicans now occupy
in California, Texas and New Mexico, who
have not assimilated with the Yankee race.
If foreigners are needed, let Europeans? be
welcomed; let Spaniards, Frenchmen, Eng
lish and Germans come, hut not Americans.”
The writer goes on to say that Europeans
will aid the Mexicans to resist American in
fluence and overcome the Yankees. “To
admit Yankees,” continues the article, “is
to seat at our table our mortal enemies.
Already Americans control the contracts of
the National and Sonora railroads, many of
the systems are in their possession and soon
there will lie banks of discount and all our
wealth will pass into their hands be
cause our government obeys the fatal
error which inclines it to them.
The future means Yankee absorption,
the disappearance of the Mexican
race in history, and an increase in the num
ber of stars in the hated American flag. If
we Mexicans wish to prevent this terrible
fate, it is necessary that public opinion
should not only declare itself rosolutely
anti-American, as it is already, but show
itself so in all its acts.”
The tone of the clerical press continues
strongly anti-American and bitter in its op
position to the policy of the Diaz adminis
tration, which favors protection and en
couragement of American capital and en
“Good gracious, Jane, why didn’t you marry
a monkey, and be done with it?"
“Oh,” smiled Jane, "I thought you might
want to marry some time, and 1 wouldn't take
your last chance."— Washington Critic.
The tanal) Weekly News.
For Saturday, June 25, 1887.
First Paoe —Priority; Nora of the Adiron
dacks, an original story; Whither Are We Drift
ing; An Unsuspected Suggestion; Stroll in
Central Park, illustrated; A Progressive, Dinner
Party; Things One Doesn't Like to Hear.
Second I’aoe About Florida Towns; A Sen
sational Case; Wesleyan's Commencement; Oil
in Wilkes County; Chipley Dots; Wheat Hold
ing Its Own; Girls, Control Your Tempers;
Will Maloney Return? Col. Ingersoll’s Jug of
Whisky; Will Not Be Suspended.
Third Page -Those Silent Banners; Bunker
Hill's Shadow; Bishop Stevens; Gordon's Noble
Words; Loss of the Vidette; Gov. Gordon’s
Mother Dead; Yellow Jack's Victims; Gov. Per
ry's Vetoes; A New Railroad; A Live Florida
Town; Suicide in Charleston; Hair Oil and Hair
Dye; Curious Jubilee Plans.
Fourth Page— Georgia Hemp in Use; Judge
Loehraue Dead; Amazed Augustians; De Fitni
ak's Prospects; Dun's Weekly Report; Four
Million Dollars Involved; Georgia Railroads
Complain; Steamer Champlain Burned; A
Brave Young Man; Death Laden Zephyrs; Two
Fifth Page— Sailing Round the Moon; Lon
don in a Whirl; After Many Days; Lynn’s Hearty
Reception; Washington Pointers; Like Father
Like Son; The Reichstag Closed; Cupid s Sly
Pranks; To Assist the Militia; Female Colleges;
An American Woman’s Jewels; Busy American
Bandits; Nerve and Gold.
Sixth Page— Gay Girls of Gotham; Baked
Beans; Instinct or Reason: Insane Delusions;
Cleveland’s Secretary; Advice for the Minister;
Queer Hotel Hauls; Tragedy.
Seventh Paaoe— Agricultural Department;
Manure and Grape Rot; About Weeds; Effect
of Clover on Soil; Covering Seed; Rust on
Pears; A Bath for Fowls; An Early Peach;
Household; Farm Notes. Popular Science;
Washington Notes; Theatrical News; A Tramp's
Story; Tremendous Meteor.
Eighth Page—How to Save the Cities, Tal
mage Discourses on Municipal Corruption; A
Maniac's Ferocity; Emory College; The Cadets
at Work; New Yorkers with Big Salaries;
Trouble in Honolulu; When to Wear Jewels.
Ninth Page— Fifty Years a Queen; Britain's
Grand Tribute to a Beloved Sovereign; Streets
Thronged and Windows Filled With Spectators;
Westminster Abbeys Blaze of Scarlet and Gold;
A Most Imposing and Gorgeous Parade; Full
Details of the Proceedings.
Tenth Page- The News of Georgia Gathered
from ('orrespondents and Exchanges; England's
Ei.kvkniii JtaoE Round About In Florida, the
Nw.< of Told in Paragraphs; At tho
I ni' < Lmmoncemenl ; President
Cecil D JHf
Twe^^HVie— Editorial: The Battle Flags;
A Remarkable Case; The
Ui" Jubilee: Continuation of Eng
Tihrteenth Page—Local Department: Mer
cury Climbing High; Neptune's Daughters; Shot
Dead in His Sh-ep; The Havana Mails; Linked
With the Sea; Slain Because of a Dug; A Seri
ous Collision; Tho New Fertilizer Works; A
Marvelous Escape; Dr. Bruner's Report
Fourteenth Page Tho Georgia Watermelon;
How Cathedrals are Built; A Society Incident;
Powderly on Rum; On the Congo; Old York
shire. A Race of Nondescripts.
FirszENn Page Mr. Kecly's Invention; A
Romance of Crime; Bitter Creek's Dad Man;
"Who the Dickens Kissed Me?" The Scripture
1/eaaon for the Day; He Wanted Snails; Too
Thin: Vividly Recalling the Incident; Current
Comment; Bright Bits; Personal; Items of in
Six rxENTH Page Review of tho Financial mid
General Markets; Middle Georgia's Collage Com
mencomont; Exercise* at Emory; K.ight Lives
List ; Why the Fever Increases; Glass Factory
Burned at At ita; Trouble at Waycroaa; Ad
Just the paper to Bend to your friends.
Single copies 6 cents.
For sale at Est,ill's News Depot and at the of
fice. 8 Whit, titer street,
FU N ERAL IN VI TAT ION S.
PACF.TTI.-The friends and acquaintance of
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Pacf.tti, John Pacetti
and Mrs. C. E. O'Sullivan are respectfully in
vited to attend the funeral of the tormer from
his late residence, corner Gaston and Price
streets, at 4 o’clock THIS AFTERNOON.
GASTELLO. —The friends and acquaintance of
Mr. and Mrs. Frans Ca.stki.ij> are requested to
attend the funeral of the latter from St. Phil
lips' A. M. E. church at 10 o'clock THIS (Thurs
CITY HIGH SCHOOLS.
The graduation exercises of the High Schools
will be held in Hunter Hall, Chatham Academy,
on FRIDAY, 24th inst., beginning at 9Jd> a. m.
Patrons of the school and friends of education
are invited to be present,
W. H. BAKER, Superintendent,
CHANGE OF SAILING.
The steamship JOHNS HOPKINS, for Balti
more, previously appointed to sail THURSDAY,
23d inst., at 7 p. m., will not sail until FRIDAY",
24th, at 8:30 a. m.
JAMES B. WEST & CO., Agents.
ONE CARLOAD OF
For sale cheap at
J. S. COLLINS & CO.’S.
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 the Stock
holders of this Company on and after the 22d
inst. Stockholders receiving their dividends in
Macon will be 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.
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.
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.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
~DR. HENRY S COLDIXIi,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, 1
Office Clerk of Council,
Savannah, Ga., June 10th, 1887. j
Under and by virtue of a resolution adopted
by Council at meeting of June loth, 1887, Coun
cil will elect at its next regular meeting, that is
to say on WEDNESDAY. .June 29th. 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
th-ir applications to the Clerk of Council at or
before 2 o’clock u. m., WEDNESDAY, June 29th,
1887. By order of Council.
FRANK E. REBARER,
Clerk of Council.
COAL AND WOOD,
ALL KINDS AND SIZES, PROMPTLY
H). IR,_ T'lb-oxxi.as,
111 Bay Street and West Broad St. Wharves.
~ TOOTH PASTE:
ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE. Cherry Tooth
Paste, Charcoal Tooth Paste, Shiffield’s
Cream Dentifrice, Lyons' Tooth Tablet s. Arnica
.Tooth Soap, Thompson's Tooth Soap, Caroolic
Tooth Soap, Tooth Powers and Washes all kinds
at STRONG'S DRUG STORE, corner Bull and
Perry street lane.
7th and Chestnut Streets,
PIT ILADELPIIIA, PA.
JOHN TRACY, PROPRIETOR.
RATES, DO T*EITi, ITAY.
Centrally located, only a short walk from
Penn'a and. Reading Depots. New Passenger
Elevator, Electric Jiells, New Dining Room and
all modern improvements. Polite attendance
and unsurpassed table.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark’s.)
Neuman Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
r IM IE MOST central House in the city. Near
1 Post Oflice, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. $2 30 to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor,
s. a. UPSON, Manager.
DUB'S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r | ’'HIS POPULAR Hotel la now provided with
1 a Pnnsenger Elevator (the only one in tho
citv) and has l***n 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 Hour• is supplied with every luxury
that tho markets at homo or abroad can afford.
SAVANNAH, - - GA.
f ' EO. D. HODGES. Proprietor. Formerly of
V I the Metropolitan Hotel. New York, and tho
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. All parts of the city and plsces of Inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
the doors. Special Inducement* to tlioso visit
lug the city for liusimtss or pleasure.
THE MORRISON" HOUSE. -
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
\FFORDS pleasant Hout h rooms, good hoard
with pure Artesian Wafer, at prices to suit
those wishing table, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton street*, opposite Marshall House.
MOUNTA IX ll< )I fsik
Cornwall Heights, New York,
( VN slope of Storm King Momtaln: elevation
' ' I,‘JIIO fee!. Now open fur reception of
guests Climate positive cure for maluria.
Healthiest summer resort in United States; IL.
hours from New Vork by West -Shore railroad*
S!i by Mary I'owcll. Dancing In grand fsvvlilon
every iilgat. Electric bells, new Isiwling alley,
billiard parlor, tennis court, horseback riding.
Refer- to Anstiu K. Mvres, of editorial staff
Savannah Morning News. Address J. W.
At Special Request of Everyone
Their last season’s Greatest Success, for MISB
See Larry Doyle
In his great characterization
The performance to take place WEDNESD AY
THURSDAY, and THURSDAY MATINEE’
Prices as usuaL
Grocery Clerks vs. Amateurs,
AT BASF, BALL PARK,
Thursday Afternoon, June 23, at 4 O’Clock.
Admission 25c., including Grand Stand. Ladiei
cordially invited free.
Meriwether County, Ga.
WILL BE OPEN JUNE Ist., with first class
* ' accommodations at reasonable rates.
Warm Springs are on the north side of Pine
Mountains, 1.500 feet above sea level and sur
rounded by beautiful and romantic scenery.
The climate Is delightfully cool and dry. No
mosquitoes, dust or mud.
Tho Spring one of Nature’s wonders, flows
1,400 gallons of water (90 degrees temperature)
per minute, affording the
in America. The baths are Rix large pools tea
feet square, two to five deep with CLEAR.
FRESH, WARM WATER unlimited.
This water is a sure cure for Dyspepsia and
most cases of Rheumatism, Skin and Kidney
Diseases. There is also here a fine Chalybeate
Amusements of all kinds provided. Good
Livery Stable, Bar and Billiard Saloon, Fine
Band of Music for Ball room and Lawn.
The Georgia Midland and Gulf Railroad, now
running two daily trains from Columbus to
Warm Springs, will, on the 15th of June, be
completed to Griffin, connecting there with tho
Central Railroad for ail points North and East.
Two daily mails and Telegraph. For further
CHARLES L. DAVIS, Proprietor.
Open the year round. This popular hotel,
having a commanding and central location,
is a brick structure, in modern style of
hotel architecture aud In completeness of ap
pointment is second to no hotel in North
Georgia. The commodious oflice. with an
open arcade, dining-room on first floor, and
large, airy rooms are newly and handsomely
furnished and fitted with all modern conven
iences throughout. In the hotel is located the
post office, barber shop and a first-class billiard
parlor. The cuisine is unequaled, and the ser
vice in every respect is in keeping with that of
the best ana home like hotels of the larger cities.
Under a most liberal management every effort
will be made to provide for the comfort and
enjoyment of its guests; with this in view,
Wurm's Celebrated Orchestra, of Atlanta, has
been engaged to furnish music diudng the
months of July and August. The grand open
ing will be given Thursday evening, July 7th,
1887. Any information regarding climate, water
and the advantages of our “Queen City" as a
summer home will be cheerfully given on ap
plication. Special rates to families. Address
WINK TAYLOR, Proprietor, Gainesville, Ga.
Blount County, - Tennessee.
rpms Health Resort wC. bo (men May Ist, 18S7
1 The most celebrated Dyspeptic Water
known. Elegant Hotel and Grounds. Excellent
Table. Telephone connection with KnoxviUe.
Itates: $1 per day ; 525 par month for May and
June; $2 per day, $lO and sl2 jier week, $33 and
S4O iier month for July arid August. Half rates
for children. J. C. ENGEL, Prop.
The .Niagara of the South.
TALLULAH, FALLS, GA„
ON the Piedmont Air Line, in the Blue Ridge-
Mountains, 2,000 feet above sea level.
Open from June to November. For full part
F. 11. & F. B. SCOFIELD, Proprietors.
Late of Hotel Kaatuskill, Catskill Mountains,
N. Y., and Loland Hotel, Chicago.
Montgomery White Sulphur Springs,
OPEN JUNE Ist. First class in all its equip
ments. Terms reasonable. Special rates
for families and large parties.
For particulars address
GEORGE W. FAGG & CO.,
Montgomery Springs P. 0.,
Montgomery county, Vo.
Accommodat es 1,000 persons. Rates, $3 per day
for rooms, except those on parlor and first floors.
Open from June 18 to Oct. 1.
CLEMENT A COX, Proprietors.
H. S. CLEMENT, Manager. _
Union Avenue, opposite Congress Springs Park,
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 18th.
For particulars address 229 Broadway, Room
18, N. Y., or 420 GatPs Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
PAUL C. GRENiNG. Proprietor.
LONG BRANCH, N. J.
United States Hotel,
A Select Family and Transient Hotel.
OPENS JUNE 23, 1887.
LAI RI) Ac v AN CLSA
/l A PON SPRINGS AND BATHS, Alkaline
V IJthia and Superior Iron Waters, Hauip
whin* countv, \V. Ya. This celebrated mountain
r\sort for health and pleasure; Baths or nnf
temperature; a summer climate unsurpassed; ®
eluirmintf summer home with its many improve
ments, acrommodalliik HOO gueata, opens June
Ist. Send for circular aud rate sheet (for nunn*
col and other teatimony). WM. 11. SALE, Pro
r |U i K WATAUGA ID iTI'.L, blowing Rock. H.
■ 0. lu the mountains of North Carolina*
4,000 f*ot above the sea. Easily accessible. Meai*
cnl Knulimtc on the premises. Terms the low
est in North Oarolllift. Opened June , lß t_^. r T sr?
season. For information address WATAUGA
H< n KLO Blowing; Rock, Yr.
Mountain lake, giles county#*™;
Elevation 4,u00 feet. Pure, cool air .
water. No liny fever or mosquitoes. Of*
scenery. Unpolluted attractions. Rides I
- S4O to SSO. Writ* for pamphlet- a
'THOUSAND ISLANDS. .Westminster Hotel,
* Westminster Park, Alexandria Bay, N .
“Unquestionably the tinost location in l .
Thousand Island*.”— Harper's J laaazin*, “O'■■
1881. Send for descriptive pamphlet- *• *■
U'CTU" \rt.T. Pronrk'to;-.