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Morning News Building, Savannah, Ga.
THURSDAY, JUNK 28, 1887.
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The Dulutli/’ornpra/diersays; “Customs
officers are noted for attending to duty.”
Yes, somebody else’s duty.
The bass drum of the Salvation Army in
Savannah lias a liolo in it. The resultant
silence Is too evident to be alluded to lightly.
The New York Mail and Express says:
“Connecticut Is a tight little State.” If
this be true she needs stringent Prohibition
The New York Tribune wants to fight the
war over. Nobody will object, provided
the Tribune will go out of sight and hear
ing to do it.
The statement is going the rounds that
“the newspapers made Sam Jones, and now
he abuses them.” Perhaps he thiuks the
newspajiers ought to have made him better.
The Prohibition contest in Home, Ga., has
become very bitter. Prominent Prohibi
tionists and anti-Prohibitionists are calling
each other “fellows” and “vile hypocrites.”
If train robliers are to be allowed to steal
from passengers in summer when they please,
people will prefer to travel in the winter,
notwithstanding the menace of the deadly
The Queen's jubilee has serve. 1 to show
bow the English have spread all over the
world, and what great things they have ne
tnplished wherever they have set up their
The statement is made that the people of
this country spend $22,000,000 a year on
patent medicines, and "hat the number of
these nostrums is more than 5,000. It is not
difficult, now, to understand why there is
TO much sickness in the country.
Mr. J. Reid Howatt has published a col
lection of sermons to young jieoplo in wliich
he coins the word Chui Jiette, meaning a
church for the young. The man who com
mits such a crime against the language
DUght not to bo permitted to preach.
The weather was so hot at Petersburg,
Va., on Monday that the iron rails on the
Petersburg and Weldon railroad, between
Pleasant Hill and Belfield, were warped.
This will do as a set oil - to the spontaneous
combustion of a plank sidewalk in Bruns
One of Dr. MoG-lynn's supporters writes
a letter to the New York Star abusing that
journal with the foulest profanity. If this
particular suppoi-ter is a sample of the rest,
the money collected by the Anti-Poverty
Society should be used to hire missionaries
to preach to them.
The legislature of Ohio recently passed a
law declaring that “the husband is the head
of the family.” Evidently, by an oversight
sf som# clerk, a word was left out. It was
intended, no doubt, that the law should de
clare that “the huslwnd is sometimes the
aead of the family.”
It is practically admitted that, if the At
lanta anti-Prohibitionists succeed in having
another election hold under the local option
law they will be overwhelmingly defeated.
In spite of the protestations to the contrary,
Atlanta has found prohibition to lie a good
thing, and she is not likely to allow the sa
oons to ho reopened.
At a recent wedding in Buffalo, N. Y.,
the bride received among her gifts eight
parlor lamps. About the same time at a
wedding in Adrian, Mich., the bride re
ceived eight pickle dishes. The two cases
suggest that before making presents to
brides it would be well to find out what
others arc going to give.
On Monday last Amesbury, Mass., was
the scene of an all-day riot. An attempt
was made to on force the liquor law, and to
prevent the bringing of liquor from a
neighboring town. The Mayor was called
out of Ix-d at midnight to read the riot act.
What is the matter with Massachusetts!
She will have to discipline Atnesbury or
submit to un injury to her reputation for
sobriety and good order.
Mrs. Sarah McGlynn, mother of Dr. Mc-
Glynn, directed In her will that SSOO. should
be iiid to the “Little Bisters of the Poor”
in New York. Dr. MoGlynn is the cx<jcu
tor. Mi-s. Mctilynn died in 1870, but the
s.’joo has never been paid. Just now inqui
ries are being made into the matter, and it
looks as if Dr. Mctilynn will lie presented
In an unpleasant light. He refuses to say
—MMJskv W- 0 -**WdUaVi'Ttt im .been paid.
The Continued Abuse of the President.
The continued attacks upon the President
by the Republican journals on account of
his approval of the order to return the
battle flags doubtless have two purposes.
One is to influence the soldier vote against
the Democratic party and the other is to
scare Congress into passing another depend
ent pension hill, and, if it should be vetoed,
to pass it over the veto.
A pension bill similar to the one that the
President vetoed last winter has tieen pre
pared and is now living submitted to all the
Grand Army Posts in tlie country. This hill
gives a pension to the parents of a soldier
who died in the service, who have no other
means of support than their own manual
labor. It gives to all ex-soldiers who served
for three months in the war, and who are
now suffering or who may hereafter suffer
from any mental or physical trouble, not
the result of their own vicious habits, and
which incapacitates them for the perform
ance of manual labor, a pension of sl2 |ht
month, and it gives to the widow and
children of any pensioner who is dead,
or who may hereafter die, the pension which
such pensioner received.
This bill will lie presented to the present
Congress and will be vigorously pushed
in that. body. It is estimated that if
it passes it will add half a million names to
the iiension roll. That it will increase
pauperism to an alarming extent there is no
reason to doubt; that it will enrich pension
claim agents is beyond question, and that it
will impose an enormous and uncalled-for
burden upon the people is evident, if this
hill becomes a law the army of pensioners of
this country will l>e four times as great as
the standing army of Great Britain, almost
twice as large as the standing army of Ger
many and about one-third larger than the
standing army of France. The cost of
maintaining this army of pensioners will lie
$21,000,000 more a year than ihat of main
taining the most costly standing army of
Will Congress have the courage to resist
the effort to impose such a burden upon the
country—a burden that will have to lie
lxnne not for one or two years, but, in all
probability, for half a century! It is the
purpose of the pension claim agents, with
the aid of the Grand Army of the Republic,
to sis-tire the passage of this hill if they can.
The affair of the battle flags is being used
to solidify the soldier vote against the Dem
ocratic party because that party stands in
the way of this enormous pension
scheme, aud doubtless of other schemes
for squandering the public money. The
Republican party shows no readiness to as
sist in reducing the revenue for the reason,
perhaps, that it hopes to return to power
and has schemes for using all the revenue of
which it can get control.
The Transportation of Melons.
Georgia melons are now being shipped in
large numbers to Northern and Western
cities, where they are very highly appre
ciated on account of their fine flavor. There
was a tiuit when the New Jersery melon
was preferred to those from any other
locality, hut such is not the ease now. The
Jersey melon growers for several years have
been striving for size rather 'than quality,
and the consequence is that while their
melons present a very attractive appear
anee, they are not so much sought after as
they once were.
The Georgia melon growers have the
melon business in their own hands, and will
retain control of it if they pay the proper
attention to it. There is one thing to which
they should give more eare. It is
the shipping of their melons. It is im
portant that the melons should be of good
size—not less than fifteen pounds in weight
—and that they should arrive at their
destination in good condition. Many a
farmer believes he has been swindled when
the truth may be that careless packing has
rendered his melons unmarketable.
When shipissl by steamer to New York
or Philadelphia the melons frequently show
•signs of having been carelessly handled.
There are some missing and not a few at e
bruised and broken. Of course where the
melons are handled several times before
they roach their destination it is to be ex
l>ected that there will bo some loss.
A firm of .commission merchants of Phila
delphia, in a letter to the Capitol at Atlan
ta, says that not enough care is taken in
packing the melons for transportation.
When transported by rail they are pretty
certain to become badly damaged unless
they are prevented from coming in contact
with the hbttom, sides and ends of the cars
by a thick cushion of straw.
The fact that melons require ventilation
does not seem to lie given as much attention
either on steamers or cars ns it is entitled
to. If the fresh air is shut out the melons
are certain to sustain injury, and it is not
always Ixwt to furnish ventilation from the
forward end of the ear, because ventilating
windows in that locality admit dust and
cinders, which have a bad effect upon the
appearance of the melons.
Of course the same care is not required in
packing melons on steamers ns in ears, and
yet they ought to lie packed tightly enough
t'* prevent any motion among them when
the ship rolls. It is apparent that tight
packing is necessary in cars because if laid
loosely the jolting will bruise and break
them, and they should be packed lengthwise
with the car.
Growers who are careful to pick their
melons when in the proper condition, and
to see that they are packed with care, re
ceive much better returns than those who
are careless about these matters.
The former Bishop of Savannah, Ga., lit.
Rev. Ignatius Persico, is said by our cable
dispatches to lmve lioen nominated in petto
Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church. He
is a Neapolitan by birth, though his mother
was an English lady. He belonged to the
Franciscan order of Capuchins, and was
elevated to the episcopacy by Pius IX. and
sent to Agra, iu India. There he labored
for many years, but, having suffered from
sunstroke and the usual trials of the climate,
he was forced to resign, and came as a
simple missionary to help Bishop Lynch,
of Charleston, S. C. On the transfer
of Bishop Verot. of Savannah, to the newly
erected “See” of St. Augustine, Fla., Bishop
Persico, in 18811, was made Bishop of Savan
nah and reclaim'd bore until the advent of
Bishop Gross. Afterward ho went to Cana
da, and having recovered his health, re
turned to Rome and was appointed to
Aquimnn as Bishop. Some months ago
Bishop Persico was mode Archbishop of
Damietta, and now, probably as a prelimi
nary step to the Cardinalnte, lie has been
sent as Nuuttus Apostolicus to direct the
tangled ecclesiastical matters in Ireland.
A New York physician wants $20,000
damages from a patient who called him u
butcher. The physician's sensitiveness is
worthy of note.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1887.
The South of To-Day.
A corresjiondeiit writes an interesting let
ter to the New York Knowing Tost con
cerning the South as it is to-day. He says
nothing of the booming towns, the iron and
coal interests, the cotton, grain, and other
crops, for they, he thinks, speak for them
selves. He deals fairly and intelligently,
however, with the social nnd iiolitical con
dition of the people, a thing not often done
by correspondents of the Northern press.
Prior to the election of President Cleve
land there existed in the South a gloom of
uncertainty and distrust, caused by tbp per
sistent misrepresentations of jiolitieal agi
tators. There were in the South, too, num
hers of “unreconstructed," ready at all times
to discuss old and dead issues. The wrongs
of the reconstruction era were, fresh in the
minds of the people, and the carpet-bag in
fluence was a constant menace to friendly
relations, causing suspicion and preventing
equitable adjustment. The correspondent
finds all’ this changed. The social and po
litical sentiments of the people are different
from what they were, ns is evidenced by
the orderly and friendly relation between
whites and negroes. It is also evidenced,
the Correspondent thinks, “in tlie absence of
race rivalry, which has harmonized into
healthy emulation, in the unmistakable de
sire on the part of the lower rare to attain
a higher level of enlightenment through the
schools nnd through the example of the
more highly favored whites, and in the
manifest willingness of the whites to meet
and encourage the aspirations of the ne
groes with a generosity and earnest sympa
thy which is as unprecedented as it is hon
orable to the race.”
The correspondent discovers that after
the stormy period which prevailed in tlie
Booth, there now exists a wholesome and
reviving calm—“a calm produced by a con
tented realization of restored confidence
between the North and the South, between
the races, and by trust in the administra
tion of the government, by the people,under
the guiding hand and broad patriotism of
President Cleveland.” He declares that all
classes eagerly drop the irritating and dam
aging quarrels of politicians, for competi
tion in the vital matters of self-culture and
the development of the abundant resources
of their country.
The Seventy-first Pennsylvania regiment
is credited upon the records of the War De
partment with having captured three Con
federate flags at Gettysburg from Pickett’s
division. The Sixty-ninth, Seventy-first,
Seventy-second, and One Hundred and
Sixth Pennsylvania regiments -will have a
fraternal meeting with Pickett’s division on
July 2, !5 and 4. Upon that occasion the
Seventy-first regiment wishes to return the
captured flags, nnd inquiries have been
made of the President as to whether or not
the regiment lias the right to do so. These
Pennsylvania veterans show the right kind
of spirit, but if they are permitted to return
the captured flags Gen. Fairchild and Gov.
Foraker will lose what little sense they have
The Washington Post says that the other
day the State of Connecticut opened bids
for a three and one-half per eent. million
doliar loan, redeemable in ten years or
earlier, at tlie option of the State. The
bonds were allotted at an average of $lO2 01,
which makes the interest a trifle less than
three anil a half, and the aggregate 6f the
bids was $700,(XX),000. The Post thinks the
large bids indicate that capitalists are
hoarding their money rather than investing
it in new enterprises. The indication is not
a healthy one. The country is 1 letter off
when money is used to develop resources
Girton .College for women, an annex to
Cambridge University, England, has just
graduated a student who took a higher stand
in classics than any of the male students of
the university. She is Miss Agnnta Ram
say, the daughter of Sir Janies Ramsay, a
Scotch baronet. She is just 20 years old.
Several of her male competitors were older,
but she was the only one of either sex to
pass the examination in the first division.
Miss Ramsay’s triumph will lie applauded
by those in this country who are interested
in the higher education of women.
Senator Brown and .Representatives
Blount, Crisp, and Stewart have been in
Washington trying to induce the President
to appoint Hon. N. J. Hammond, of Atlanta,
to the vacant position on the bench of the
United States Supreme Court. They re
ceived small encouragement. The Presi
dent told them, however, that he had not
fully made up his mind as to whom he will
appoint. It is regarded os probable that
no apjiointment will bo made until Con
The Morning News mentioned a few
days ago that Francis Patterson, better
known as “Blind" Patterson, of New York,
had received back pension money amount
ing to $13,332, tlie largest sum ever paid to
a single pensioner. It now transpires that
Patterson was a fraud, and that the pension
money was obtained upon fraudulent repre
sentations. It would be interesting to know
the amount of money that has lieon paid out
by the government on fraudulent pension
Ex-Mayor David R. Francis, of St. Louis,
says that the talk about President Cleve
land’s appearing in that city will have no
effect either in the attendance or the pro
oi'edings there of the G. A. R. gathering.
“The only man who has been hurt by all
this talk of insulting the President,” con
tinues the ex-Mayor, "is this man Tuttle."
Most people were under the impression that
Tuttle was too small to bo hurt by talk or
The admiration of the Republican editors
for Mrs. Cleveland almost reconciles them
to a second term for Mr. Cleveland. The
Philadelphia Press says that the “sincerity,
tact and unaffected heartiness of Mrs.
Cleveland in her intercourse with her former
associates and teachers at Wells Collego cast
new lights upon the worth and beauty of
Secretary Whitney proposes to bounce all
the fossils in tho navy yards who show an
inability to adapt themselves to the new or
der of things. There arc seine of them who
ought to have lieen bounced long ago. They
have cauls'll tho government to spend sev
eral millions of dollars for wliich no value
has been received.
Tho postmaster of Key West is in Wash
ington trying to induce the government to
fu uishtbe money to remove the unaech
mated peinons from tho island. Unless the
fever shows a greater tendency to spread,
tlie unucrllinutod pirsoiLs would probably
prefer to remain where they are.
So far the college graduates in Georgia
have disappointed the expectant public.
Not one of them has had anything to say
about the interstate commerce law.
Exasperating to Gen. Tuttle.
From the Missouri Republican (Dent.)
The lowa Democratic Committee has called a
State convention to meet right in Des Moines on
Sept. 1. This must lie extremely exasperating
to Geu. Tuttle.
Below Zero in the Desort of Sahara.
From the Birmingham Age i firm)
It is a cold day for the Democrats, says a
Pittsburg pa|ier, when John Sherman makes a
speech. Yes, and it will be lielow zero in July
in the desert of Sahara, when John Sherman's
speech will do him any good.
The Mistake They Make.
From the .Yew York World (Peru.)
The men who undertake to mitigate the effects
of a “hot spell” by “cooling” mixed drinks
haring a broad basis of alcohol, act about as sci
entifically as tiiey would In endeavoring to put
out a tire with kerosene oil The foundations of
a great many cases of sunstroke are put iu
through the throat.
Their Little Bees.
From the Boston Globe. (Dent.)
“Governor's day” was of short duration on
the recent liattle flag returning business. The
Governor of Ohio, the Governor of lowa, the
Governor of Vermont, and other Republican
politicians in official station, each made haste
to get in. before the other, his small Presidential
candidate boom for 18XK. Along with them
likewise, after the manner of little "Me too,”
was Commander Fairchild, whose two-penny
curse about the palsy betrayed the same old
bee iu his bonnet.
It requires less coal to heat a room when one
is courting a widow than when courting a girl.
Gen. Andrew Jackson was a man who under
stood courage. He married one woman twice,
Senator Stanford’s first money was earned
digging horse radish. That sort of thing is apt
to make a lioy smart.— ljOirell Courier.
A I’hiladf.lphia clothinu firm advertises “all
wool hoys’ suits.” What queer children there
ai" in Philadelphia! Wonder if they arc a yard
wide as well as all wool : Pittsburg Chronicle
"Is Smith a man of general intelligence?”
“I have never met him, but 1 fancy not.”
“Because I’ve seen hint occasionally in the
jury Ixix at the Court of General Sessions.”—
New York Sun.
A Sunday ScnooL teacher asked a little girl
of her class if she had been baptized.
'Yes,” said the little girl: "two times.”
“Two times? Why, how could that be?”
“I didn’t take the first time,” said the little
girl.— Wide Awake.
The Princess of Wales in having her daugh
ters taught messmaking, has determined that
they shall make some of their own gowns as an
example to poor but proud gentlewomen. The
Princess should take care not to brag about the
example till she sees how they fit,— New Haven
Blobson—l declare! this shirt has got a
broken buttonhole, and I'll have to pull It off
again. (Rushing into the hall:. Mrs. Blobson!
what have you been doing all this week?
Mrs. Blobson—Sewing for the heathen.
Blobson (indignantly) Well, you’d better
begin at home.— Burlington Free Press.
“Good by, old boy. I'm sorry you’ve got to
“Fate has decreed it, my friend, and I am as
content to leave the world now as I ever should
“And you have no shadow of ill-will toward me
at parting, have you?”
"No, indeed, sir We have always been warm
friends in this world, and I am sure we will be
warmer ones in the next.”— Yonkers Gazette.
Anew reporter had joined the staff. He was
writing up his first assignment, which was the
resuscitation of a half-drowned woman. The
city editor looked over she tcribbler’s shoulder,
and this is what he read: “The fair form lay on
tho (look, and her short pants ” "Tut, tut,
young man," said the city editor, "none of
your Zola realism: not ou this great religious
daily; drop that pants business.” The new re
porter smiled softly and wrote on; "And her
short pants for breath showed that conscious
ness was returning. Williamsport (Pa.)
"I thought you were having a boom here,”
said a stranger to a man in a Dakota town.
"We are having a boom.”
“Doesn't look much that way.”
“)Ve're baring one just the same. Local par
ties have been taking i'astern speculators out to
look at lots in the suburbs "ever since April 1.
Just wait till they begin to get back and you'll
see a boom."
“Till they begin to get back? Why, aren't
they back Is'fore this time?”
"Why, the truth is, stranger, the lots are so
thundering far out that they haven't had time
yet.”— Dakota Bell.
O sweet girl grad I
Us thought we had
Outgrown our graduatolatry;
The fact that yet
Us you'll forget
Is not at all consolafry.
In ribbons blue,
Dress, dyeless hue,
You'll read your valedictory;
(The man who’s sent
Us will be maledictory).
Your pictures now—
We know not how—
Made by conipositography,
We’ll hang en masque
Above our desk,
Along with our biography.
Miss Braddon, the novelist, was a utility
actress in the English provinces.
(isontiK 111. was Insane at his jubilee in 1800.
His blood flows in the veins of the royal
The Khedive of Egypt and King Umberto of
Italy bear a marked resemblauee to eaph other
in facial features.
Or. Stanmford, of Louisville, who is the anti-
Beck candidate for the Kentucky Senatorship,
is said to have A large following among the
George W. Cable is visiting Nashville. He
has been traveling very quietly through the
South, frequently declining to register in order
to keep curious callers away.
Orange Judd, now a Chicagoan, is (he only
one of the group of New York editors who first
made the newspapers of that city famous. He
was with Horace Greeley on the Tribune.
A movement for a monument to the late Gen.
Lytle is being earnestly forwarded by the I ri
liuiw of Balt Dike City. Gen. Lytle was the
author of the poem, ”1 Am Dyiug. Egypt,
Mb. Tisza, the Hungarian Premier, is a man
of few words, not particularly gracious in man
ner, cautious in making pledges, fulthful in his
promises, blameless in his private life and
notably successful as a leader and statesman.
Mn. Howells, it is said, hod intended to visit
Europe for a two years' stay, his son John
taking a courß- in architecture at the Paris
School of Fine Arts, but his plans have been
changed by the decision of the son to enter
Mn. Gladstone had his hand nearly shnken
off nt the recent conversazione of Liberal ladies
al Kensington, and he was compelled to shut
the crowd out from Hawarden Park, “owing to
the amount of damage done in former years by
large excursion parties."
It is raid that Edwin Booth is in better health
anil spirits than for many a year. Out on the
■ iii during hi- last professional journey be wee
the life of the company, enjoying all the small
talk and the little dramas of the trip aboard
cars with zest, instead of sitting apart in
melancholy mood, as lias been his wont.
Mns. Harriet Beecher Stowe, though yen'
feeble, was able to attend the exercises held in
her honor at the Arsenal School, Hartford, on
her seventy-fifth birth-lay anniversary last
week. On that occasion her son, the Rev.
Charles E. Stowe, related to the children the
store of bis mother writing “Uncle Toms
Cabin," ns she told It to him in his boyhood.
Americans in London are bound to enjoy
themselves. Mrs. Frank l/cslio can be seen dally
driving in Hyde Park; Miss Grace 11 art horn also
lias her carriage, with driver and footman
with their powdered wigs. Little Marshall P.
Wilder is not far behind, for he has a private
hansom, and. although Ills driver does not wear
a powdered wig. be is tastefully dressed in black.
The little humorist has his rooms in Half-Moon
street, Piccadilly, VV\. and is "at homo" every
Thursday from to ip. nt.
Du. Wili.iam Hmalley, the German physician
and journalist who died the other day at Phlla
delphia, was the organizer in lso of the great
oelebration 111 that citv of the tooth anniversary
of the Invention of print lug. On Hint occasion
the Germans of Philadelphia presented to him
a fine silk banner, to be returned to them by Ins
descendants nt the next centenary, in 1910. Th--
Smalley family is a numerous one and w ill
doubtless fulfill the .igrroment. llr. ftnmlley
also founded the prospermia town known h* Egg
Harbor titty, In Atlantic couaty, N. J., and the
lowu of Hermann. Mo., with German coiculcs.
TRANSFUSION OF BLOOD.
Some of the Manifestations in Decapi
% From Popular Science Monthly.
In a recent meeting of the Rains Academy of
Sciences M. Hay cm. Professor in the Medical
School, read a paper on the effects of blood
transfusion in the head of recently decapitated
animals, which showed that if before the head's
blood supply is insitred by the establishment of
a communication with the arterial system of a
living dog or horse, the head's death is a very
slow one. If transfusion is practiced some mo
ments after the head has become entirely inert
—that is, some minutes after decapitation * -the
results are the following: Some muscles, espe
cially in the lips, begin to twitch slightly: then
the respiratory efforts set in: after that t lie eye
recuperates its reflex sensibility, first in a feeble
manner, and the reflnxisonly unilateral,then in a
marked manner it becomes bilateral. But the
eyelids remain drooping, the head lias a general
appearance of drowsiness, and there is no ap
pearance at all of any voluntary movement,
.his apparent return to a state of unconscious
life takes, of course, more time when the trans
fusion is made at a late stage: when made six
minutes after the cessation of all movements,
it requires four minutes to bring the phenomena
lack again. These experiments show once
more that death by decapitation, although very
rapid, is not sudden; consciousness persists
during a short time, and sensation is not
thoroughly impaired; thought must he possible.
However short this period may be, it may be a
long one to tho sufferer, and the number of ideas
and sensations during those few seconds may be
“Bring hither, bring hither my red bandbox;
Bring hither my bandbox green,
And my bandbox brown from London town
And my box of silvern sheen.
“And it's oh for my trunk of lpather tough
And my trunk of oak-ribbed zinc; \
And my trunk so tough, of canvas stuff.
That will bulge, but will not Shrink.
“Oh. pile them high with the robes I wear,
Till their lids they- overflow;
My lord he will stare, and eke he will swear,
But in they will have to go.”
“Oh waly, waly, my ladye fair,
Now whither and will ye flee?”
“To Mount Saint Biishaliof-Worri-Ancair
They have seizen her boxes one and all,
In t he Tavern I,afit te de Kidd;
And loudly for help the porters call,
As they stack them up in entry and hall,
And pile them high against bulkhead and wall.
But wherever they stow them, great and small,
Par out of her reach they are slid.
Her room is a cell a fathom long,
Her bed is a t h ing of fears;
Where all night long the noiseless song
Of the wingless bird she hears.
And her lord he lies in a hallway lone,
On a sleep destroying cot,
Where she nears him groan in a wrathful tone—
“lt’s “(Hush!)* ‘lt’s ‘(’sh! Hush!)’—‘Hot!’ ”
And all this time in their home in town,
A mansion of cool gray stone.
There are peaceful glooms in seventeen rooms,
Where the burglar sleeps alone.
—Robert J. Burdette.
Egg Lighter and Bushelwomen.
From the Boston Post.
Now and then I come across an advertisement
in the newspapers which puzzles me and gives
my imagination a fillip which it is not apt to get
from the ordinary announcements that attract
attention. The last experience which I had in
this way is conveyed in the following line:
“Egg Lighter -An experienced man wants a
situation; can light as many eggs as any man
living or has ever lived."
There is something audacious in the claim of
the advertiser, which, taken in connection with
the mysterious character of his advertisement,
impresses me with a high opinion of his ca
pacity in his especial province. What an
egg lighter is I do not know, and I should be
sorry to make any deep inquisition into the mat
ter, lest he should turn out to be entirely differ
ent from my conceptions of him, and lower my
wholly Imaginative estimate of his worth, iii
such cast's it is well not to clip the wings of
fancy. For the same reason I have always re
solutely refused to investigate the meaning of
the term bushel-woman, which I have often
seen among the “wants” in the newspapers.
There is something in the idea of a bushel as ap
plied to a woman which is wonderfully sug
gestive, and it seems to me that any al tempt to
investigate the connection would bring it down
to the level of the commonplace. As long as
the standard dictionaries fight shy of such ex
pressions as egg-lighters and bushelwomen, it
would be presumptuous for any outsider to in
vestigate their meaning. I please myself with
thinking of egg lighting as something to do
with tlic fabled phoenix, while my sympathies
are aroused for the bushehvnman as a female
who has four times as much worry as is con
tained in the ordinary “peck of trouble.”
Cleaning Out a Den of Wild. Dogs.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
In Buncombe county, N. C., a party of hunters
discovered a den of wild dogs while hunting lust
Saturday. A woman met the party and told a
strange story, saying that a few days before she
had been attacked in her house by wliat she
thought must be wild dogs. At the time the
doors were, closed, but the desperate animals
made attempt after attempt to enter. She re
ported that they were large, very lean and with
the aspect of wolves, but more daring. The next
day after their appearance at the house the dogs
were again St ‘on by the woman, who wasoutside.
She fled to the house for shelter, and reached it
just in time. Since that occurrence she had
Ik-pii virtually a prisoner in her own house. The
hunters spent hours in searching for the dogs,
and finally found them in a regular den ill a
wild and nigged mountain. The hunters' dogs
advanced, and all three were killed in a few min
utes by the ferocious wild dogs. The place was
difficult of access, hut Calvin Jones and Charles
Harkins undertook to reach it, and climbed to
the den with Winchester rifles in their hands.
They never reached the den. The ferocious dogs
came out of it. and the hunters had to fire rap
idly to save their lives. They killed five of the
dogs as the latter nished on them. Three dogs
finally retreated to the cave. To-day the
hunters returned and killed these.
A Good Deal Can be Done in a Minute.
From the Boston Post.
There is nothing more difficult to measure, I
learn, than the passage of time when one is in a
hurry, although that is a condition in which I
seldom find myself. 1 was with a friend in a
horse car the other day on the way to take one
of the harbor boats, with little tiine to spare,
when the ear suddenly stopped, and both driver
and conductor jumped off with exclamations of
delight to take a nearer view of a lively pugi
listic encounter whioh a couple of rough fellows
that moment had improvised in one of the
alleys off Atlantic avenue. My friend was in
dignant at the desertion, and, with a threat of
reportjng such a neglect of duty, pulled out his
watch to note the time lost. The fight went
vigorously on to its conclusion, the driver and
conductor returned, and the ear rolled along.
“How long was it?" I asked.
“Forty-three seconds,” was the reply.
Yel It seemed to me, sharing my friend’s
anxiety to catch the boat, that ten minutes
would have barely given time for the battle we
had just seen fought from skirmish to vietorv,
including the removal of the wounded from the
on a Rrick.
Farrington (Mr.) chronicle.
Half ago there wok a brickyard on
the of the road at the loot of the
called, near what is nmv the
tanner}'■ One day Cant. F. V.
Stew/JF f 'ti 311 years of age, was in that yard,
;UklnK around anion;t the unhurned
‘re scattered about he picked up
a carelessly wrote the following
upon one of them: "K. V. Stewart, hum." This
brick, with others, went into the kiln, was
burned, and afterward was laid into the w alls of
the Old South church (erected that year). Noth
ing more was thought of the matter till a short
time ago, when, ns workmen were cleaning the
brick from the walls of the church burned in
the great tire, the identical brick was brought to
light ns perfect in shape as when laid, and
with the inscription upon it as plain ns print.
Tills valuable relic was carefully preserved by
Mrs. J. F. Thwing till Mr. Stewart 's return from
Boston, when she presented it to him. Sir.
Stewart is now Hd years of age, and he says it
will take a big sum of money to get that brick
away from him.
A Regular Pinnacle.
Burdette in the Brooklyn Engle.
After leaving the railway station, which was
in the middle of a prairie, the travelers drove
down hill half a day and at (unset halted at
Summit Height*, the new summer resort,
••(treat Scott, roared the indignant tourists,
“isthin basin your idea of a mountain? Your
prospectus says your house is 1,300 test above
the level of toe tea." “So it is, gents," replied
Burabbas. the host, for it was he, “so it is: above
the level of the Head Sea. That 's nigh about
1,400 feet lower than the bottom of the ocean, I
reckon.” And when the tourists thought of
their home in the Catskills which they hud
abandoned In search of summer board, they
lifted un their voices and wept, whereupon Ba
ralibas charged them extra bus fare for express
ing emotion. And it was so.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Tnz library of the British Museum, it is stated,
now contains more than C.ono.ono books, which
occupy three miles lineal of bookeases 8 feet
The first auction ever held was in Great
Britain, in 1700, when Elishur, a governor of
Fort George, in the F,ast Indies, publicly sold
the goods he had brought home to the highest
Geoffrey Hudson, an F.nglish dwarf, was
served up to table in a cold pie, before the King
and Queen, by the Duchess of Buckingham in
liras. Till- whole affair was, cf course, a joke,
but Hudson felt sorely the indignity of his brief
immurement beneath piecrust,
A remarkable drinking contest took place
in a saloon in Carson, Nev., recently; remarka
ble because the liquid consumed was water.
The wager was S2O, and the man who won it
drank eleven large glasses of cold water and
was none the worse for it. The other fellow
drank nine glasses and became ill.
A femai.e servant who had been in the habit
of carrying out tea, sugar, coffee, etc., tied
around her waist, under her clothing, from the
house in which she was employed in New York,
was called by her mistress just as she was going
out the other night, and before the interview
terminated the young woman Ix'gan to leave a
trail of rice wherever she moved. A paper bag
full of it had broken This led to her arrest,
and over S2OO worth of stolen goods of various
kinds were found in her room in another part of
Henry Clay, at the urgent request of Kos
suth, granted him an interview at his room at
the National Hotel on the afternoon of Jan. 0,
1853. Mr. Clay had dressed himself, and, per
haps for the last time, stood erect to meet- the
Magyar. He received the visitor with all his
characteristic courtesy anil cordiality, but said:
“Gov. Kossuth, a dying man stands before you
to protest against your doctrine of interven
tion." Kossuth replied in terms that affected
Mr. Clay to tears, and both giving way to unre
strained emotion, they parted—to meet not
A writer in the Albany Journal gives cur
rency to a desperately wicked story of the
alleged manner in which Mrs. Cleveland encour
aged her husband in disheartening attempts at
trout fishing in Saranac lake. The story credits
her with inducing the President to cast his tty
near the shore where the bushes obscured the
form of an expert trout fisherman who stood
knee-deep in the water with a basket of big
trout on his arm. The Presidential hook was
east ala Antony off the coast of Alexandria,
while Cleopatra gave the fisherman under the
drooping bushes the signal to excite the Presi
dent by toying with the deceptive fly and finally
impaling a squirming trout . It is also intimated
that “Dan” Lamont and Cronk, the President’s
faithful guide, conspired with Mrs. Cleveland in
filling Mr. Cleveland’s trout basket.
Judge Douglas said one day that the first and
last duel ever fought in Illinois was in 1820, at
Belleville, between Alphonso Stewart and Wil
liam Bennett. The i.econds had made it up to he
a sham duel. Stewart, one of the parties, was
supposed to be in the secret, but Bennett, his
adversary, believed it to be a reality. It was
supposed that Bennett somewhat suspected a
trick, and after receiving his gun from his
second, rolled a ball into it. At the word fire
Stewart fell mortally wounded. Bennett was
indicted, tried, and convicted of murder. A
great effort was made to procure him a pardon,
but Gov. Bond would yield to no entreaties, and
Bennett suffered the extreme penalty of the
law by hanging, in the presence of a great mul
titude of people. Judge Douglas gave great
credit to the prosecuting attorney in this case
as having prevented duelling in Illinois by
making it a crime.
Garfield University, Wichita, Kan., is now
approaching completion. The main building
covers one and a quarter acres, and is five sto
ries high. The chapel will seat 5,000 people.
There will be a hail for male students and an
other for female students. The rooms in these
halls will be rent free, and hoard will be fur
nished at actual cost. The grounds of the ram
pus have been laid out by a competent land
scape gardener, and will contain many varieties
of trees and shrubs and a botanical garden.
The university will teach all the branches usual
ly taught in the great universities. It will have
li well equipped astronomical observatory, and
its college of medicine will be supplemented by
a large hospital. Its commercial college is al
ready in operation, having (100 students. The
university is a mile and a half from the heart of
Wichita, which now claims a population of 35,-
00(1 and is growing fast. There are nine or ten
other institutions of learning in or near Wichi
ta, and the friends are now laying the founda
tions for the John Bright University, which will
be the largest institution of that denomination
in the United States.
This sensation over the flags has naturally
recalled the almost similar excitement which
Senator Sumner evoked in 1872. On Dec. 2of
that year he introduced a resolution in the Sen
ate to which Gen. Drum referred in an inter
view. This resolution directs that “the names
of battles with fellow citizens shall not lie con
tinued in the army register or placed on the
regimental colors of the United States.” Sena
tor Sumner was considerably ahead of the
times, and the irreconcilability all over the
country awoke up at once this proposition and
there ivas intense excitement. On Dec, 18 a
series of resolutions was adopted by the Massa
chusetts Legislature declaring that such legis
lation meets the unqualified condemnation of
the people of this commonwealth. Gn Feb. 27,
1874, however, the Massachusetts Republicans
managed to rise to the level of their great Sena
tor and a resolution passed the Legislature
rescinding and annulling the previous resolu
tion condemning Mr. Sumner's proposition. On
March 10, 1874, Mr. Boutwelt, then Mr. Sumner's
colleague in the Senate, presented the second
series of resolutions adopted by the Massachu
setts Legislature to the Senate of the United
States. The very next day, March 11, 1874, at
8:20 p. m., Mr. Sumner died.
Thf. experiences of some of our notable crimi
nals with their lawyers illustrates the rapacity
of the legal professi in. Tweed paid enormous
sums in fees to his various lawyers. Just after
the jury on his first trial was impaneled and the
trial was to begin one of his counsel, Edwin V.
Stoughton, wrote him that he must have SIO,OOO
as an additional fee or lie could not continue in
the ease, and he added that he "would wait in
the law library until Mr. Tweed sent him a
cheek tor the fee." Talking of it long after,
Tweed said with a grim smile, “If the old fool
isn’t a liar he's waiting there still." Tweed was
literally fleeced by lawyers and women, until, at
the time of his recapture, he had not money
enough to pay the lawyer, John D. Townsend,
through whom he proposed to make his eon
fession and turn Slate's evidence against every
body whom he had ever bribed! lie gave
Townsend a draft on Jay Gould for *5,000 as a
fee, but Gould refused to pay it. About the
same time one of Tweed’s mistresses was paying
heavy fees to keep from publication the transfer
of a large amount of Tweed’s property to her;
but she would pay nothing for Tweed! Tweed
actually gave an old love $135;00U to be off and
out of the country with a fleeing compatriot of
his, and the new love, finding this out, demanded
and obtained an equal, if not a larger sum, from
the old fellow. Townsend has recently liegun n
suit on li is own behalf, which will probably lead
to a revelation as to w here Tweed’s property
went and how the transfers were suppressed in
the Register’s office. Townsend’s suit has
several other startling sensations in it, among
others, the facts of a blackmailing scheme
against three prominent brokers, which will
startle this community as to some people’s
methods of dealing in stocks and bringing of
Tnntt.ow Weed told a good story in the cloak
room of the Senate one day, about his crony,
Dean Richmond, of Albany. Mr. Richmond had
a son whose habits were not consonant w ith the
railroad king’s ideas of prudence. He was sharp
shrewd and witty, but was emphatically “one cf
the boys.’ The paternal purse was long and
his mtieuce stretched out to equal dlmensioi s
but finally the young Richmond wore out the
patience, and was told that he must go to work
and earn ills own living. The old gentleman
placed him on one of his railroad trains and
when the youngster hod learned the duties of a
conductor promoted him to that station. One
rule of the road was that no one should be dead
headed. Each passenger was compelled to pro
tliHv hU ticK.*t, nay li•* far** or show a ptuui
signed by the President, Dean Richmond! A
tew days after young Richmond took charge
ol a tram Ins rnt Imr was among the passengers
In duo course of time the conductor
ror.ch*fl the sent occupied by the old
gentleman, and, tapping him on the shoul
der, ejaculate,l: “Ticket, sir.” Dean made np
IYA-'V llf l " r ,1 ban by a good-natured smile
•1 icket, said the conductor, emphatically "i
have no ticket, you young rascal” said tlio old
gentleman, wanning up as he noticed the other
passengers giving attention to the scene, “and
don t need any ' "Have you a pass then?"
quoth the conductor. “No," roared tile now
wrathy parent; "clear out, or I II discharge
you. It you ve neither ticket nor pass " re.
sponded the son, "you must pay your fare.”
Again the railroad president threatened to dis
tnil'ss lie moved on
o ' J Kl" , p *?’ suid Tfui'K Richmond, reach
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nlvnlnei '“W the fare on his
." hen lu wrath had time to cool he
'? h Y “ii ttK! yutthg conductor's strict
obe fence to orders, ami concluded to givo him
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