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MONDAY, JVSI 47. 188T~
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A short time ago the Wellesley College
girls unveiled a statue of ••Elaine.’’ Some
of the Republican papers printed it “Blaine. ”
Blaine needs no further unveiling.
Within ten days 139 guests of the Fifth
Avenue Hotel, New York, sailed for Eu
rope. Hotel clerks say that the rush to
Europe is greater than ever before. They
say, also, that many tourists from England,
Scotland, France and Germany, are coming
to the United States.
The Bavarian government having officially
declared King Otto to be insane, it is
probable that the regent, Prince Luitpold.
will be enthroned. Bavaria has had so
much trouble with mad kings that she
might find it to her interest to try a Repub
lican form of government.
Eminent blood-thirsty Republicans in the
North and West have stopped congratulat
ing eaeh other on account of “patriotic
utterances’" about the captured flag episode.
The truth is, there was so much congratu
lation that the episode was turned into an
emente —for the Republicans.
None of the illustrated periodicals of this
country were enterprising enough to send
special artists to England to make sketches
of the Queen’s jubilee. They waited until
they received the English illustrated papers
and then made bad copies of the illustra
tions. Artistic and literary independence is
not yet in sight in the United States.
At their convention in St. Louis the drum
mers adopted resolutions demanding 1,000-
mile and excursion tickets from railroads at
reduced rates. In case their demand is not
granted, they will divert freight and other
business from such lines as ignore them.
The railroads have generally treated the
drummers kindly, and it is not likely that
they will begin to .treat them unkindly now.
It seems that Kentucky is not to have a
monopoly of monkey labor. The Jomal do
Comercio, of Rio Janeiro, says that on a
hemp farm in Brazil seyen large monkeys
have been taught to cut hemp and prepare
it for sale. The Jomal also says that they
work more quickly than negroes, and the
cost of feeding them is trifling. - Perhaps
fifty years hence the disciples of Darwin
will be agitating for “the release- of our
prototypes from slavery.”
A St. Louis court has decided that it is
not a violation of law to beat a collector.
A grocer presented a bill to one A. H. Spink,
but failed to get the money. The bill was
then given to a mercantile agency to collect.
Spink sent for the manager of the agency
and gave him a terrible beating. The man
ager prosecuted Spink for assault and bat
tery, but lost his case. Spink then sued the
manager for damages for false arrest, and
The Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun relates an incident, which he
says is not in the least exceptional, that
gives an idea of the wild hunt for office. A
$1,200 vacancy occurred tinder the light
house board, and in a very short time there
were not less than 500 applicants for it. Of
these only eight had the nerve to enter a
competitive examination, and Jainus F.
Linder, of Baltimore, was the successful
contestant. The incident ought to teach
office-seekers that offices in Washington do
not hang on trees to bo shaken off by the
It is stated that the officers of the Pana
ma canal have been suffering for some time
noth financial ]>aralysis. Funds have not
been sent by M. De Lesseps to keep the
work going. Indeed, work has been almost
entirely wapended. The director general,
the cashier, and the secretary have gone to
France in search of funds. Should they
fail to obtain assistance, it is believed that
as far as France is concerned the canal will
be a dismnl failure. A suggestion has been
made that the United States may take up
the work and complete it, but it Is not like
ly that the suggestion will be acted upon.
When Congress convenes the old mem
bers will miss a figure tliat was long famil
iar about the House end of the Capitol.
This was a little dwarf named Willie How
ard. Through the kindnesx of ex-Speaker
Carlisle and Congressman Holman he was
appointed a page and assigned- to duty in
the rooms of the House Committee on Ap
propriations. He went to the Capitol every
tlay during the session of Congrem in a
wagon drawn by two goats. The other
night he died from a spinal trouble with
which he suffered from Infancy. The little
follow was known as "TUo Child of the
The Negro’s Future.
The discusaon of the question of the
future of the negro in the South continues
to occupy a fair share of public attention.
There are good reasons for saying that those
who contend that the negro race is dying
out and those who hold that it will become
amalgamated with the white race are mis
taken. The statistics upon which both
theories are hasesl are taken from the cities,
and the negroes in the cities are but a small
part of the negro population. The death
rate of negroes in cities is very large, par
ticularly of negro children, but it should not
be forgotten that the birth rate is also large.
About all the negro women marry, and. as
a rule, each has quite a large number of
children. A fair percentage of those who
do not marry help considerably to increase
the race. Outside of the cities it is pretty
safe to say that while the birth rate of the
negroes is larger than that of whites the
death rate is no larger.
An increase in the number of mulattoes
in the cities is noticeable, while in the
country districts the disappearance of the
mulattoes is equally noticeable. When the
fact is taken into consideration that as the
condition of the negro race improves its Self
respect will increase, it is apparent that the
number of mulattoes even in the cities will
decrease. Instead of the negro race be
coming lost in the white race, therefore, the
prospect is that it will become more dis
tinctively black. Unless there shall be other
powerful influences to bring about an
amalgamation of the rates the line of
separation will become clearer, instead of
more blurred, as the years go by.
But it does not follow that because the
stronger race will not alorb the weaker
one. the latter will not have a future of
which it will have reason to be proud. The
colored race is not going to leave the
South, is not dying out, and is not
being amalgamated with the white race. It
is slowly but surely advancing to a higher
plane of civilization, and will develop along
side of the white race, though it will be sep
arated from it by a line which neither will
care to cross. Even now, although occupy
ing a much lower plane from the standpoint
of intelligence, the negroes are organized
upon the plan of the white people.
Thej- have their social grades, their church
organizations, their secret and benevolent
societies, their prominent men and their
tramps, their rich and poor and their good
and bad people. Whatever there is in the
society of the white people exists among
the colored people on a smaller scale.
Here in the South some very marked
changes have been witnessed within the
last twenty-five years among the negroes,
and changes still more marked will be wit
nessed in the next twenty-five. The negro
lawyer, doctor and merchant are
almost unknown now, but they
will be known before another quar
ter of a century. It is probable
that negro professional and business men
will seek business among their own race,
and that race will furnish it. The negro is
bound to accumulate wealth, and though his
progress in that respect may be slow, yet,
in the course of time, there will be a very
fair sprinkling of rich and well-to-do
colored men in every Southern State. They
will use their money just as the white peo
ple use theirs; and, therefore, it may be ex
pected that they will be found in every
profession and in all kinds of business.
They are in the South to stay, and to
The Use of Military Titles.
It is rather strange that an objection to
tho use of military titles should come from
an Alabamian, but such is the case. It seems
that the Alabamian in question was visiting
a small town in the interior of the State,
and at the hotel which he honored with his
presence the proprietor introduced himself
as 4 ‘the Colonel. ” The Alabamian expressed
his pleasure at meeting “the Colonel,” and
quite naturally inquired: “Of what regi
ment were you Colonol?’ “Never you
mind,” replied “the Colonel,” “I am the
Colenel, and that is enough for you to
know.” Subsequently the Alabamian
learned that “the Colonel” had been the
keeper of the penitentiary during the war,
and that he had not only not served in the
army, but that he had never been near
enough to a battle to hear the report of a
cannon. Thoroughly disgusted, the Ala
bamian now wants Congress to pass a law
restricting the use of military titles to
officers of the Federal army and the State
Tho use of military titles by all classes of
men iu tho South has often been tho subject
of satirical comment, but such titles con
tinue to bo usod. Indeed the further the war
recedes into the past the greater becomes
the number of captains, majors and colo
nels. There are young lawyers in Georgia,
for instance, who were born just as the war
was closing, or even after tho last gun was
fired, who are as proud of being callod “the
Colonel” as if they had won the title by pro
motion on the battlefield. Nothing could be
more absurd. Not only is this true, but the
indiscriminate use of military titles detracts
from the dignity of those to whom they are
applied. From captain it is but an easy
step to “cap,” from major to “maje,” and
there is not much doubt that colonel is the
unabbreviated form of "cully.” To he called
“Mister” is a distinction because the title
is so seldom used.
A Georgia newspaper once undertook to
destroy most of the captains, majors, and
colonels by what was thought to be an effi
cacious scheme. In printing tho nomas of
men all titles wore discarded, so that “Capt.
J. Jones” became plain “J. Jones,” “Maj.
J. Bi-own” plain “J. Brown,” and “Col. J.
Hmith” plain “J. Smith.” The consequent
loss of subscribers caused the newsi>aj>er to
return to tho use of titles in loss than three
months. It goes without saying that no
other newspaper in Georgia attempted to
carry out the scheme.
Perhaps the Alabamian is right. If there
is ever to be a reform in tho use of military
titles, Congress must pass a law restricting
their use to officers of the Federal army and
the State militia Tho only objection is
that such a law would deprive somo mon of
the single thing they value.
Mr, John Wanamakor, the merchant
prince of Philadelphia, has added another
generous act to a list already long. On the
birthday of Miss Annie McDowell, Secre
tary of the insurance association of his em
ployes, he established a library for the bene
fit of his women clerks. Ho directed Miss
McDowell to select tho books, locate the
cases, make the rules, and put the library in
operation. In honor of her he named it the
“McDowell Free Library.”
A strange suicide occurred the other day
at Amsterdam, N. Y. Mrs. John Lyons,
agod forty years, drowned herself in a bar
rel of water. It Is noticeable tliat, as a rule,
people who commit suicide select the most
awkward way to do it.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. JUNE 27, 1887.
A Suggestive Story.
Soon after the close of the war six young
men entered college from a small town in
Georgia They were the sons of gentlemen
who had bvn fortunate enough to save
something from the wreck caused by the
abolition of slaver}- and the invasion of the
Federal armies. The young men ranked
well in college, and when their course was
completed they were fairly equipped for
making a living. Five of them became
lawyers and one of them a doctor of medi
Of the five who entered the legal profes
sion one became dissatisfied with his pecu
niary gains at the end of two years and
■made up his mind that he would have noth
ing more to do with courts and juries. He
determined that he would educate himself
to work with his hands. Accordingly, he
went to Massachusetts and entered-a school
of technology. He had just money enough
to pay his expenses during his course, and,
consequently, made the most of his oppor
tunities. He graduated as a skilled
machinist, and at once sought em
ployment in the shops of a railroad
in a State which borders on Georgia.
His employers were not slow to discover
that he was of great value to them, so they
gradually promoted him until he became
Superintendent of the shops with a salary
of $2,500 a year. Under his guidance the
employes became better workmen. In the
course of time the owners of the railroad
found it unnecessary to send North
for engines and cars, for the young
Georgian demonstrated that they could
be built in the shops under his control.
The President of an Illinois railroad made
his acquaintance, and was favorably im
pressed by his ability. The result was an
offer of the position of superintendent of
large railroad shops in an Illinois city. The
salary was $3,500. When the owners of the
railroad for which the young Georgian was
working were informed of the offer, they
said; “Stay with us; we will give you $5,000
a year.” He stayed. In less than a year he
.was made general superintendent of the
railroad, with a salary of $7,500 a year.
Subsequently, he was offered a position as
general superintendent of a Canadian rail
road. He accepted the offer, and he now re
ceives for his services SIO,OOO a year.
The five young men whom the young
Georgian left in his native town continued
their struggle to win fortune and renown.
Two of the lawyers have served terms in
the General Assembly. Only one of them
has made and saved as much as SIO,OOO.
Two have property worth, perhajK, $2,500,
but they are dependent upon their practice
for their living. The fourth would have
starved if he had not had his father’s assist
ance. The physician is still alive, but he
has saved nothing and is in debt.
The sts>ry of these young men teaches a
lesson. The professions of law and medi
cine in Georgia are so crowded that only a
few can make reputation and money in
them. The man, however, whose mind and
hands are educated can hardly fail to take
a high position and to gain a competency, if
not a fortune.
A sermon recently preached in the Mor
mon tabernacle at Salt Lake City by Elder
E. D. Wooley, indicates that the Mormons
care very little about the laws affecting
their jeculiar faith and customs. Among
other things Elder Wooley said: “We expect
to fill the Territory and spread over the
whole earth as a temporal kingdom. This
is believed by the Saints as a fact, as well as
as a theory, and we will reign throughout
the earth. We are here for the purpose of
learning to govern first ourselves and our
passions, and then our neighbors, and then
the people of the whole earth. The young
Latter Day Saints of to day must be better
fitted for this work than their forefathers,
anti must be taught and instructed in every
possible way in the work of governing. All
the persecutions that can be heaped upon
us, and all the laws that men can make will
not effect the staying of the order of pro
gress. Now there are 2,000,000 Saints set
tled here, and they own the greater portion
of the Territory. They must reserve to
themselves all that they have in this Terri
tory. Wo are spreading to the east into
Colorado, and on the other side into Idaho,
Nevada and Arizona, and wo will spread
all over tho country and shall enter into
possession of it.”
Tulane University, of New Orleans, has
conferred tho degree of LL. D. upon Gen.
G. W. C. Lee, son of Gen. Robert E. Lee
and President of Washington and Lee Uni
versity, Virginia. In conferring the degree
Col. William Preston Johnston, President of
the University, spoke of Gen. Leo as an ex
emplar for the young men of the South.
Asa student at West Point Gen. Lee took
first honors. Asa soldier of the old army
he won high reputation. Asa general of
tho Confederacy he distinguished himself.
Asa professor in the Virginia Military In
stitute he performed tho laborious duties of
Professor of Engineering with great credit.
For the past seventeen years as President of
Washington and Lee University he had
conducted one of the first institutions of the
country as a worthy successor of his father.
In concluding his remarks, Col. Johnston
said: “Fulfilling every duty as citizen, sol
dier, and Christian gentleman, his life a
model for the youth of the country, we feel
that there should lie conferred upon him the
first honorary degree conferred by Tulane
University upon anybody.”
A fresh illustration of how politics some
times separates people bound to each by ties
of blood is given in a case now pending in a
New York court. In the fall of 1880 Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Hamburger hud a son born
to them. The mother named it Arthur
Chester, in honor of the Vice Presidential
candidate on the Republican ticket. The
child’s grandfather wus a Democrat. Nam
ing their son Arthur Chester so incensed
the grandfather t hat he cut off the Ilom
burgers in his will, leaving the child, how
ever, SSO. When the old gentleman died he
left SIIOO,OOO. Mrs. Hamburger now tries
to break the will, so that her sou may in
herit part of the fortune.
Mr. William K. Vanderbilt is preparing
for a long voyage in his steam yacht, tho
Alva. Accomjmnied by his family and a
select party of friends, he will sail July ‘J
for Cowes, stopping at the Azores on his
way, From the Isle of Wight he will go to
Southampton, and after spending a few
weeks in England and Scotland will sail up
the Mediterranean Sea. The voyage is ex
l<eeted to last six or eight months. Mr.
Vanderbilt seems determined to extract at
least a little pleasure out of his immense
Mexico has caught the base tiall fever.
The first game was played in Chihuahua the
other dny Wtween Americans and Mexicans,
resulting in a score of 10 to 8 in favor of the
former. Unices the luck of the Mexicans
changes soon, it may be expected that they
i will kill a few umpires.
It Is, and the Best.
From Wilmington (If. C.) Morning Star (Deni.)
The Savannah News issues a 16 page weekly, ’
and it is probably the largest in the whole
Mr. Blaine and the Bucking Horse.
From the If etc York Herald (Ind.)
When Mr. Blaine visited Buffalo Bill's show in
London he did not try to show an English au
dience what happens to a man when he tries to
ride a bucking horse. That little exhibition is
reserved for America and 1888.
From the Jfete York Evening Post (Ind.)
A branch of the ‘•American Shipping and In
dustrial League” in San Francisco has held a
meeting "to consider remedies to prevent the
decay or American shipping. ' An old skipper
would naturally recommend tar, but these in
dustrials recommended bounties instead. A
resolution was passed endorsing the bounty bill
that failed in the last Congress. We have grave
suspicions of any body of men who call them
selves Labor, and equally of those who give
themselves the title of Industrial League Both
are sure to want something at the expense of
the industry and labor of other people.
The Reconstructed South.
From the Boston Herald (Ind.)
It is very pleasant to observe that, in the dis
cussion of the battle flag question, almost every
expression from the South is good-natured. The
South does not want the flags; they are all right
where they are: they are not worth a hard
word or thought. This is the universal senti
ment from the South and it shames the perfervid
eloquence of a few Northern politicians, with
their theatrical curses and desperate appeals.
Indeed, the discussion has not disturbed the era
of good feeling, but has confirmed it, by show
ing how far the South has left the war behind in
its new record of progress, and how easy it feels
in its natural relations under the old flag.
The real reson why negroes live to such an
extreme old age is that they don't know exact
ly when they were born.— Shoe and Leather Re
Young Student Physician (to charity patient!
—I—I think you must have a—a—some kind of
a -a fever; but—our class has only gone as far
as convulsions. I'll come in again m a week.—
Little drops of margins,
Little deals in wheat.
Turn the man of money
Into a dead-beat.
Old Mother Peter,
She went to the meter.
To see how much gas she had burned.
She danced a cotillion
When she read seven million,
And her mind was forever o’erturned.
“I don't care what others say, but I will never,
never forgive the rebels. My heart is as bitter
as ever against them. When I drew the sword
I drew-it forever.”
"Then you were in the army?”
"Yes, sir, and I'm proud of it.”
“What battles were you in?”
‘‘Oh, I wasn't in any engagements. Our regi
ment, you know, only went as far as New Bed
ford.”— Boston Transcript.
Hotel Clerk— Well, how do you like New
Western Guest—Too slow.
Hotel Clerk—Too slow! Merciful heavens,
what did you expect to see here?
Western Guest—A lynching every ten minutes.
I was informed that this was a humping town.
I tell you, stranger, I'm disappointed. You lust
want to come \\ eat if you want to see civiliza
tion at its height.— Tidßits.
They were arguing as to the restraining effect
on others of capital punishment. Brown thought
that the hanging of one murderer deterred
thousands from taking life.
"Nonsense!” was Fogg's rejoinder; “capital
punishment has uo weight whatever with the
man intent on crime. Look at Ananias and his
helpmeet. They were struck dead for lying. I
haven't heard that their terrible punishment has
caused the habit of mendacity to lapse into
Brown says it is use less to argue with a man
like Fogg who always wanders from the sub
ject.— Boston Tianscript.
Omaha Man—You are a very strong partisan, I
Stranger—l ought to be. I had a nice fat
office until a Democratic President was elected
and then I was kicked out.
‘‘So I heard and they say you then took an
oath that you would not get shaved or have your
hair cut until the Republicans were in power
again. You have several years’ growth of hair
now, I see.”
"Yes, but there wasn't any swearing about it.
“Then why don’t you go to the barber's?”
‘‘Can't afford it.”— Omaha World.
First Omaha Man —This practical jokin' may
be all right, but, there ain't no punishment had
enough for a man who goes to jokin' in church.
Second Omaha Man I should say not. Do
you know of a case of that kind?
“Yes, and we've called a session of the elders
to kick the feller out of the congregation, last
Sunday he sneaked up the step-ladder and
turned the clock back during an experience
“Oh, well, that didn't do much harm, did it?"
"Harm! Great St, John! It kept us singin’
and prayin' andj.-onfessin’ our sins for five hours
before the inhu / au rascal got caught.”— Omaha
“Hot day,” said a stout gentleman to a
stranger on a crowded Main street car yester
“Hey?” said the other.
“Hot day,” said the first something louder.
“Excuse me, I’m somewhat deaf and hardly
caught your meaning. What did you say?”
“I say it's a hot day!” howled the fat man,
glaring at his neighbor and getting red In the
face and ears, as everybody in the car looked up
from their papers.
“Ah, yes, yes. bow much must you pay’
Five cents; that's the fare on this line."
Whereupon the corpulent individual said some
bad words under his breath ami got off the car.
“Yes.” said the deaf man gently, "that’s the
tenth man within an hour that s told me it was
a hot day. P'rhaps they imagine I don't know
it,” and he smiled sweetly und fanned himself
with his hat. Buffalo Courier.
Count Miranda is a sort of Spanish looking
“Hamlet,” with jet black eyes and moustache.
Either Mr. Stowe, his nephew, or Mr. Sco
viile, his son in-law, will succeed to Henry Ward
The young American violinist. Hettin Carpen
ter, uses a bow which was a gift to the young
prodigy from Emperor William.
Phillips Brooks concludes one of his lectures
on “Tolerance" by saving: “My triends, be
more afraid of the littleness than of the large
ness of life.”
The new coins which are to be issued in Eng
land in honor of the Queen's jubilee bear the
likeness of her majesty ivitha small crown above
the widow’s cap and veil.
A. K. OurriNO is in New York arranging for a
lecture tour, during which he means to give an
account of his sufferings in the Mexican prison
and the international questions involved m his
A Mns. Jacobus, who is said to have been the
Burst' of President Cleveland, died a few days
ago at Caldwell, N. Y. She was bom in 1805,
and had been blind and paralyzed for over a
Paor. Crouch, of Baltimore, who composed
“Kathleeu Mavourneen” whilo walking along
the banks of the Thames, has been made Fellow
of the Ixmdou Hodety of Arts, Letters and
Wohd comes of the death of Count Clam,
leader of the ultra-Conservative Czechs in Aus
tria, a very great aristocrat, a man of mat
wealth nnd a statesmen with a notably Targe
personal following in Parliament.
The Princess of Wales is this year for the first
time an exhibitor at the Royal Society of Paint
ers in Water Colors. She sends a dainty picture
of Windsor, seen from the river. Mr. Ruskln
sends two pictures, one painted os lately os
Mns. Lanothy writes of Mary Anderson with
an elegance and refinement of diction that
would do credit to a fltbwoman: “Ho ‘Our
Mary’ has slipped up, hasn’t shef They say she
will never do In Ragland again. 81u> has posed
too much and siokeued the public with her pub
Miss Lucy M. Hai.mon has lteen appointed to
the Associate Professorship of History at Vassar
College. Khe is the author of “Appointing
Power of the President,” Is a graduate of Michi
gan University, aUKUm history there after her
graduation, has had charge or the work in his
toiy at Terre Haute, and has held the Fellowship
in History at Bryn Mawr College,
Mn. Kusxin desires to contradict the “partly
idle, partly malicious” rumors which have lately
got abroadconcernlnghislienltb. 'Whenever, ’
he says. "1 write a word that my friends don't
like, they saw X am crazy; and never consider
what a cruel and wicked formrof Itbsl they thus
provoke against the work <if an old age tn allits
convictions antagonistic to the changes of the
limes and in all its comfort, oppressed by Vuom. ”
Young America’s Quick Wit.
From the Biddeford Journal.
A quick-witted youngster who is always in
dirt, got into disgrace the other day. The
teacher, fertile in hand, called him to her desk,
and on the way thither the boy made a hasty
preparation for the approaching ceremony by
hastily drawing his tongue across the palm
of his right hand, and wiping the latter upon
his pants leg. Arriving at the desk, and at the
word of command he extended the newly
cleaned hand. The teacher looked at it a mo
ment in silence, and then in a solemn and re
proving voice, told the little culprit that if he
would ahow her a dirtier hand in that school
she would let him off. Quick as thought the
little fellow whipped out his left hand from be
hind his back, and looked up with a smile of
triumph. The feruling was indefinitely post
An Adventure in India.
From the Lahore Tribune.
About a month ago two planters were riding
through the Nuainaluka Tea Garden in the
Terai. The sun was just setting, but it vas
broad daylight. They were going at a fast
trot, when suddenly out jumped a tiger from
the tea, and made for them. The pace they
were going at caused him to miss his spring,
and he landed on the road just behind G. V>. H.’s
pony. In their fright the ponies jostled, and G.
W. H. was slightly delayed.
The tiger made another spring, but the pony
jibbed, and he lit beside the pony instead of on
it, almost touching G. W. H.‘s boot. G. W. H.
took off his topee, shook it in the tiger's face,
and shouted—never mind what he snouted, it
may not have been one of Dr. Watt's hymns—
but it startled the tiger, and the pony, encour
aged by the human voice, or getting suddenly
over his temporary paralysis of fright, bolted as
hard as it could. The tiger made yet another,
but a half-hearted sort of spring, but my friends
§ot off safe. I have heard many tiger stories,
ut never before of a tiger attacking Europeans
on horseback in broad daylight, and that too
without any provocation.
The Will a Parisian Made.
From the Pall Mall Gazette.
There died last year in Paris a well known
Parisian who had established a great reputation
for cookery and art. He was very rich and very
eccentric, and his tastes, his wealth and his
peculiarities have been emphasized by his will.
He was a bachelor with many relations, who
had all great expectations, and they have been
contesting the validity of a will which disap
pointed all equally. This testament was varied
by many codicils, in which the benevolence of
the testator seemed to alternate between the
kitchen, the studio and the stage. By his first
will he left 800,000f. among a certain number of
his friends, and constituted as his residuary
legatees the poorest and most miserable French
painters of the day. His mind then seems to
nave turned toward the stage, and a codicil of
£2,000 was left to the poorest French actors, in
cluding supers. Then he remembered he had
done nothing for the kindly assuagers of his
hunger. He used to dine a great deal at Bre
bant s, and so he left a donation of £2O to each
of the employes of the great restaurant. He
died soon afterward. The will has been fought,
and the litigation is only just concluded. His
good will toward cookery is respected. The
waiters and cooks at Brebant's get each their
£2O. The rest of the will is inoperative.
Roman Builders in a Race.
Rome Dispatch to the London Times.
A novel strike is threatened in Rome The
construction of houses in the new part of The
city, and especially in those sections which have
been demolished and rebuilt, has been carried
on under regulations so bad, or so easily evaded,
that the new quarter Is the most disgraceful ap
rx-ndix to a great city to I* found in all Europe.
The houses are huge, tasteless, stucco palaces,
so high as to shut off the sunlight, necessary
above all things in Rome, from the lower stories
of the houses opposite. They are ill-con
structed, so that in more than one case they
have fallen into the spaces in front of them,
and flimsy and ill-contrived, so that one hears
the common domestic sounds from apartment
to apartment, and from 6tory to story. There
is the least possible attention to the sanitary
requisites which decency would permit—in
short, the quarter is a huge congeries
of “jerry" dwellings, built on specula
tion. in which no person who regards personal
comfort would continue to reside except on
compulsion, and it is in general, aesthetically
and economically, a disgrace to Rome. To this
condemnation there are but few exceptions, so
that the new Rome is compromising the charac
ter and injuring the future prosperity of the
capital. The municipality, becoming finally
awake to the state of affairs, has enacted new
and more rigorous regulations for future con
struction. which will in part prevent such mons
trous failures as some of those now visible. The
contractors and speculators have called a gen
eral meeting to protest against this interference
with the acquired rights and interests of the
building trade. They threaten disorders among
the workmen, and decline all responsibility for
them when they are arise owing to the stoppage
of the works. Building has been a huge specu
lation here for years past The subject is of in
calculable importance to the future of Rome.
The High-Bounding Broncho.
From the Dakota Bell.
There was a young man who came out to the
Came out from the East that is shop-worn and
And much there occurred that troubled his
But chiefest of these was the broncho he
For that broncho he bucked, and that broncho
He tipped up behind and he reared up before—
This self-rising broncho, this rip-snorting
This broncho which made the young man so
He mounted the critter to take a short ride,
And tried to start off with a Central Park trot,
But that broncho had cusseduess stored in his
And mentally whispered he guessed he would
Then he crooked up hi3 back with a terrible
Got up on his hind legs and proceeded to jump—
And the young man shot through' the atmos
Away toward the firmanent calm and clear,
Far up among the stars so high,
That nightly wheel athwart the sky:
Up from this world of doubt and care,
Up from where bronchos pitch and tear—
This high-flying young man, this sky-scraping
This young man who mounted the broncho
which seemed hung in the air.
Making a Practical Application.
From the New York Tribune.
In a certain Harlem church, when prayer
meeting night comes around each week, a small
but business-like club reclines by the lecture
room door and the sexton scans each new arri
val with the yearning, anxious look of one
searching for a long lost brother.
Some meetings ago a small, seedy man with
gray hair, una a nose like a cranberry tart,
glided into the room and took a back seat.
The subject for the evening was "Cheerful
Giving," and one of the deacons, who lives in
One Hundred and Twenty-second street pleaded
for more liberality In the churches, ami became
very earnest. The small man was deeply inter
ested and made several notes on a scrap of
paper. The meeting was a very good one, and
when it was over the pastor remarked with con
siderable pride that it all New York churches
had such live prayer meetings they wouldn't
close up like the oyster trade through the
months that do*6t have "r" in thorn.
After the the deacons lingered to dis
cuss plans Aged Widows' Retreat, and
when the the church, who lives in One
hundred ar^^H|ty-secondstreet, reached liis
house lie man with a ben-on light
nose sitti on the steps.
"Good be remarked picas
antly, '‘YORKS' late. I’ve been waiting for
“Indeed sir, what is the object of your visit?"
“I dropped into prayer meeting this evening,
Deacon, and enjoyed your address extremely.
Onesentenae so exactly agreed with my views
that I thought I would call uround and mention
It. Here It is."
The small man extracted a crumpled slip of
natter from ids pocket, and holding it to the
light of a street lamp, read: “Tne fact is,
brethren, none of us give enough. If every
man would put his hand In hts pocket and re
lieve hunger and thirst and misery as he meets
them, there would bo little of those ills remain
“That sentence,” said the small man critically,
“does you infinite credit. I am hungry ana
thirsty, deacon, and I am compelled to ask you
for an Immediate loan of fa.?’
"You scoundrel, sir," said the deacon angrily.
“My dear sir, lam not. I ntn simply taking
you at your word. As soon as you can matte
the change I am ready.”
The deacon wanted to kick the small man
down the steps, but he glanced at the piece of
patter and said: “1 I was referring to the Re
treat for Aged Widows."
"There was no mention of widows in your re
“Well, coufound you, here’s $2. Now get
out." And he did.
Hut the sexton and the club are prepared to
make the small man's renppenraneelntnat Har
lent prayer meeting both Interesting and in
Mas. OurvßLAtcD wore anew costume for every
day she spent at her old college homo.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A vicar in England has greatly distinguished
himself by refusing to baptize a child “Jubi
The Alaska mission authorities have deter
mined to allow no language to be spoken by the
Indian pupils but the English.
Is plowing and planting a quarter section of
land near Bethany, 111., two farmers killed ISO
rattlesnakes, some of them big fellows.
The Farmers’ Alliance of Texas has 250.000
members. It is confined exclusively to farmers,
and is similar in detail to the Agricultural Wheel
There is a cute Yankee in an Illinois town who
plants a sunflower seed in every hill of beans.
The stalk serves for a beau pole, while the seed
is utilized for chicken feed.
Ca.pt Willi am Votaw, of San Antonio, Tex.,
who is worth $250,000, owns 80.000 acres in Mav
erick county, and nearly as much in Dimmitt,
has been indicted for "stealing a cow-bell."
There are now over 1,000 Young Men’s Chris
tian Associations in this country, with a mem
bership of 140,000, expending for Christian work
$785,000. The aggregate of property in build
ings, libraries, etc., is over $5,00(5,000.
The New York Chinese mission has between
4.000 and 5,000 Celestials in its Sunday scoools.
About sixty have joined the various churches.
The first Sunday school for these people was
founded in New York about eighteen years ago.
French physicians have discovered from
study of the manner of death at the great fire
in Paris that it never conies more painlessly
than in the interior of a burning theatre. Many
victims are frightened to death and the blood
rushes to the heart. Others die from asphyxia
due to carbqpic acid.
The Philadelphia Crematory Association has
decided on plans for its crematory building,
which will be 57x9C feet in size, 97 feet in height,
and consists of a crematory chamber and over
that a chapel. The latter will be 32 feet square
and 40 feet high. Brick, Ohio sandstone and
iron will be the principal materials used.
The Future, a publication that prognosticated
the weather two years in advance, is now a
thing of the past. The editor pathetically re
marks in the valedictory number that those
who did not consider him a weatber-guesser
thought he was a crank, and as his time is worth
$lO per day he doesn’t propose to waste it upon
a lot of idiots.
The new opera house at Shepherd, Mich.,
was opened to the public a few nights since, and
the people of that town were surprised at the
mottoes that adorned the place. In the centre
of the stage are the words, "In God we trust.”
The proscenium reveals the words, “All the
world is a stage of action on which we should
prepare for the eternal world,” Over the
entrance the visitor reads, "Jesus saith lam
the door—by Mo if any man enter he shall be
Mr. Beecher always wore a soft fur hat with
wide brim. He never varied the style to any
great extent. One day he went into a store in
Brooklyn and found anew style of hat. He
tried one on and said: "This will do; send me
home six of them. There is no use buying one
hat at a time," The bats were sent, with the
bill. When Mr. Beecher’s frugal wife received
the hill and the package she immediately re
turned five of the hats and asked for a correct
The word “platform," when used for the pro
gramme of a political party, is often classed as
an Americanism, but it is really a revival of a
use of the word that was very common in Eng
lish literature iuthe sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries, though less common, perhaps, as a
noun than a verb, meaning to lay down princi
ples. For instance: Milton, in his "Reason of
Church Government," says that some “do not
think it for the ease of their inconsequent opin
ions to grant that church discipline Is plat
formed in the Bible, but that it is left for the
discretion of men.”
Tiie other day a young man in the suburbs of
Paris saved the life of a yoimg woman who was
trying to drown herself. When a reward was
offered to him for his brave act he refused it,
saying that he had loved the young woman
whose life he had saved and wished her hand as
his reward. The young woman refused him,
however, because she was in love with another
young man, whose failure to return her love
had made her determined to take her life. At
last accounts the young woman was still bent
upon killing herself, and her preserver was
thinking or following her example because she
would not love him.
Olive Logan has never identified herself with
the woman suffrage movement. “But,” she
says, “I have kept myself fon years in touch
with women, and they are taking such place in
modern activity that it is hard to see how that
single distinction on accouqj of sex can be main
tained much longer. I can remember when
Margaret Fuller's. Let them be sea captains if
they will' was too absurd even to laugh at; but
two women have become captains within the
year and a woman has obtained a pilot license
this past month. The inconceivable has turned
into the actual. People laughed at Lincoln for
years. They have almost stopped laughing at
Lucy Stone and Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony
now; they may reverence them, too,’by and
The late James Grant, the novelist, was form
erly very popular in Edinburgh. Whenever his
magnificent face with its black mustache, al
most a novelty in those days, was seen in Prince
street, the passer-by nudged each other with
awe and said, “There goes the ‘Black Dra
goon.”’ Mrs. Grant in those days was one of
three sisters who were all very “fine and large.”
They were present at all the social functions in
the Scottish capital. It was a standing joke
that it was not safe to invite to any one house
more than two of these ladies at one time, on
aecount of their great weight. Mrs. Grant on
festive occasions was wont to appear in gorgeous
garments of yellow, and Mr. James Grant's
‘‘Yellow Frigate" was then extremely popular
with the rising generation, the novelist and his
wife being generally alluded to as the "Black
Dragoon" and the "Yellow Frigate.”
Leslie, in his “Reminiscences,” relates that
forty-nine years ago, at the time of her corona
tion, Queen Victoria had a pet spaniel, which
always was on the lookout for her return when
she was away from home. On the day of her
coronation her majesty had, of course, been
separated from her pet longer than usual, and
when the state coach drove up to the palace
steps she heard him barking joyously in the hall,
ana exclaimed: “There’s Dash,” and was in a
hurry to doff her crown and royal rob* and go
and give Dash his bath. “I don’t know why,”
said Leslie, “but the first sight of her in her
robes of state brought tears into my eyes, and
it had this effect upon many people; she looked
almost like a child.” Thomas Campbell, the
poet, who was present, said, in his application
fora ticket to the Earl Marshal, that "There
was a place in the Abbey ealled Poet's Corner,
and perhaps room might be found in it for a
poor living poet."
At a recent performance of an Italian version
of “Macbeth” at Rome, the principal roles were
taken by Ristori and Rossi. A correspondent
writes regarding Ristori: “It is at most once a
year, and only for some charitable object, that
the Marchesa dell Grille leaves her aristocratic
salon to appear on the stage as Ristori. And
the magic of her name, whose fame once filled
the Old World and the New, is still so great that
the house would be sold out were the actress of
70 to appear as “Juliet.” And we cannot find
fault with the attitude of the Roman public
Her achievements are still interesting. Her
movements are graceful and noble; her gait
easy nnd elastic; her hoarse voice never fails to
mark the tones of horror, anger, madness, ami
it is amazing to see with what certainty she
command i the remnants of her art. But to the
heart these tones do not speak, because they do
not come from the heart any more. It Is from
her memory that the artist reconstructs her
roles, and not from her feelings."
In addition to the two large islands recently
discovered in the Pacific ocean, a third has just
been discovered lying less than one hundred
miles from the northern coast of New Guinea.
It has been .named Allison Island, is nearly
three miles long, rises from 100 to 150 feet above
the sea, and has abundant timber Several
stretches of fertile and inhabited land, some of
them much larger than Allison Island, havo
been found wit tun a few years at a distance offlCO
or .WO miles from the New Guinea coast, and
similar discoveries are made once in awhile in
various parts of the Pacific. Although the
maps of the Pacific ocean are studded with
islands which appear to be lying close together
vessels may sail among these Islands for weeks
together without coming in sight of land. So
vast is the waste of waters that not long ago a
crew which had been shipwrecked in the great
Miami region of tin* Pacific rowed nearly forty
days before t hev reached Hawaii, the nearest
land. A. R. Wallace, who has traveled widely
in the Pacific, has expressed the opinion that
there are still a good many islands which have
never yet been seen by white men. Now and
then ft Pacific trader finds Nome new or little
SST 1 IS***? 1 ' ?' ,and fade, with its inhabi
tants When the Woodlark Islands were ex’
plored some time ago It was found t.hfct an'
Australian firm had carefully charted the Islands
several years before, and had buen Quietly trad
Wither*, all unknown to the other Pacific mer-
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