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SATURDAY, JULY 1887.
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INDEX TO MIW AHVKIITISKMKNT&
Meetings—Greenwich Park Association;Hon
entry anil Pay Members Chatham Artillery;
Special Notices -Dividend National Bank of
Savannah; City Marshal's Notice; Bids to lte
j,hij‘ to Stores; Edward Lovell & Sons.
Amusements —Base Ball, Savannah vs. Ama
t IIKAI- Column AnvF.KTiSEMENTS Em
ployment Wanted; For Kent; For Sale; Mis
Educational—Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti
tute, Troy, N. Y; Mm, (T,listener's School;
Washington and Dec University, Lexington, Va.
Leo At Notices—Citation from the Court of
Steamship Schedule—Ocean Steamship Com
Auction Sale—Fire Sale, by I>. R. Kennedy.
At Butler's Pharmacy—Dr. Hawkes’ Crys
Talbott Engines, Boilers, Etc.— Talbott &
Bo ns, Macon, Ga,
Wholesale Grocer—A. B. Hull.
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In Philadelphia horses are fed in the
streets. It takes some towns a long time to
give up country usages.
In Home, Mich., over 800 people had the
mumps at the same time. It goes without
Saying that they made Home howl.
In Boston last week 40,000 watermelons
were put upon the market. Thoy all came
from t he South and served as a sweet tie be
tween the sections.
Kelly, Boston's |IO,OOO base ball phenome
non, helped to lose three games to the
Chicago club last week. Perhaps ho didn't
have the heart to defeat his former owners.
The gulierimtorial campaign in Kentucky
progresses quietly. The Democrats expect
to bury the Republican candidate under an
overwhelming majority, and there is every
reason to believe that they will not be dis
Hereafter the Salvation Army in Brook
lyn must muffle its tambourines or lio pre
vented from holding meetings. The people
living in the neighborhood of the barracks
rebelled against a religion that had so much
noise in it.
The statement is made that within the
last year the order of the Patriotic Sons of
America hns increased in number from 40,-
1)00 to 100,000. Perhaps the reason for their
increase is found in tho fact that they are
not trying to abolish poverty.
Mrs. Mary Fields, of New York, a frail
little woman, aged about fifty years,
stabbed two lawyers the other day, because
they had made away with her money. It
was not the first time that a woman has
proved herself more than equal to two law
Whilo the anti-Prohiliitionists are claim
ing that Prohibition in lowa is a fail
ure, fifty-five county jails in that State are
empty. The fact negatives tho claim of the
luiti-Prohibitionists in u very decided way,
for when liquor was sold all the jails had
To-day Mark Twain is to umpire a game
Of base ball at Elmira, N. Y. The clubs are
composed of representative men of the city,
and it is expected that Gov. Hill will lie
present to see the sport The game will be
n fresh illustration of the old saw that “A
little fun now and then is relished by the
wisest of men.”
Gen. J. G. Field, of Virginia, said in a
church conference the other day: “But,
Fir, I tell you, if we can wake up the 75,000
white Baptists in Virginia and put t hem all
to work, we will drive the old devil out of
Virginia within five years.” By all means
somebody ought to tickle tho Baptists of
Virginia until they wake tip.
Mr. Chauneey M. Dopew, the New York
railroad magnate, says that when he goes to
Europe he will not travel on passes, und
that tile only courtesy of that nature which
lie will accept will be free entrance into
Huilaio Bill’s Wild West. Mr. Depcw's ex
ample ought to lie imitated by certain
statesmen who will not go to Europe.
Tho New York TYibune has laid aside the
captured flags episode, and is engaged in a
fight upou Secretary Lamar. It prints
every day some utterance of tho Secretary
made duriug the war. Fortunately, only
the Tribune and a few Republican loaders do
not know that the war Is over. No injury
will be done the Secretary because ef his
services to the Confederacy.
The town of Bantry, Ireland, is suffering
so inurh from drought that the inliabitants
have great difficulty in procuring water.
The other day Capt. Blackburne. of her
majesty’s ship Shannon, offered to furnish
forty gallons of condensed water to relieve
the town's wants, but the offer was refused
in consequence of the insult the Captain hail
offered the inhabltouts in seising Mr. Mur
phys yacht for flying a green flag on jubilee
day. England may one day understand tho
tipu'il which actuate* tho Irish people.
Alderman Duncan’s proposed ordinance
prohibiting nuy considerable dUturbam-e of
the soil on private property during certain
months of the year without the permission
of tho Sanitary Board, which was defeated
at the last mooting of the Council, may be
modified in some respects and considered
again. Whilo there is a disposition in tho
community to comply with any requirement
which may bo deemed necessary for tho
preservation of tho public health, there is
marked opposition to any regulation thut
wili tend to unnecessarily obstruct
public improvements. The Sanitary Board
does not meet ovory day. In fact,
its meetings are rather irregular, and if the
ordinance in question wore to be passed, the
getting of [lermits would necessarily be at
tended with a good deal of annoyance and
delay. There arc those who, rather than
encounter trouble in getting a permit,
would abandon contemplated improvements
altogether. It is probable Shat the Sanitary
Board would not inform itself by investiga
tion, whether or not each application for a
jiorrnit should be granted, but. would impose
that duty upon its representative and act
upon his report. Whether an application
for a permit should bo granted or not,
would, therefore, depend upon tho judgment
of one person.
Tin-principle of the proposed ordinance
was right, enough. The objectionable fea
ture of it was tho way that it wns proposed
that it should be enforced. Why should not
the Council enforce it through it.s own
members! It has committees composed of
practical men who can easily inform them
selves when it would not lie advisable to
disturb the soil. Asa rule, a single sugges
tion that the soil should not be disturbed
would lie heeded by nine-tenths of those
proposing to make improvements requiring
excavations, oven if there was no ordinance
on tho subject. The ordinance is needed
only to protect the community against the
other tenth, and that the Council is fully
able to enforce such an ordinance, wisely
and satisfactorily, there is no doubt.
There is another matter that is of more
importance than that of the disturbance of
the soil on private property. It is the exist
ence of loud-smelling and disease-breeding
closets. The Council and the Sanitary
Board have had their attention called to
these dangerous nuisances, but, as yet, noth
ing lias been done towards removing them.
They afford tho Sanitary Board and the
Council a field for usefulness. No amount
of disinfectants will render them harmless
or free them from offensive odors. In hot
weather they make life anything but' joyful
to those in their immediate vicinity.
Tho Council says that it has no authority
to remove them. But there must be authori
ty somewhere. Tho city has authority to
put out fires which threaten to destroy
private projierty. Why, then, has it not
authority to remove closets which endanger
the public health. Has tho city greater au
thority where property is concerned than
where human life is involved?
All that is Necessary is that the matter
shall lie dealt with in a determined and vig
orous way. Let the Sanitary Board de
clare these closets to bo nuisances and let the
Council request the owners of the property
ou which they are located to remove them.
If tho property owners refuse let the Couu
ncil have them removed. If the property
owners feel aggrieved let them go into
court and see if a jury of their fellow citi
zens will award them damages. The Coun
cil has certain police powers and these pow
ers are great enough to justify the removal
of nuisances which ore dangerous to the
Farming Made to Pay.
When tho war began a young man whose
home was in a county in Middle Georgia,
left tho farm and marched away with a
company of volunteers to serve tho Confed
eracy in Virginia. 11c was among the for
tunate, for ho escaped both injury and cap
ture. At tho end of the war he returned to
his home to find all the negroes free and tho
farm on which lie was born and reared al
most an entire waste. Believing that it
would bo inqMissible to make farming pay
with free labor, he prepared himself for the
liar. During the five years following his
admission he struggled hard to make both
ends meet, sometimes barely succeeding.
In the mcantiino farmers and la
borers had become accustomed to
tho new order of tilings, and a few of the
former were making something more than
a mere living. It happened that a farmer,
whose property adjoined tho young man's
farm was one of the few. In conversation
with this farmer one day, tho young man
was induced to believe that under projier
conditions the earth might lie made to yield
a fortune. Ho owned nearly a thousand
acres, which he had leased to negroes during
his five years’ struggle at tho liar. He sold
all but three hundred, hired laborers, ob
tained supplies, and went to work to make
farming pay. He repaired houses, rebuilt
fences, saw that his land was carefully pre
pared, and personally superintended his
laborers while they were planting and culti
vating. At the end of the first year lie was
somewhat in debt, but his farm was in fairly
good order and ho had gnined experience
which would lie of service to him.
At the beginning of the second year tho
young man found that all his laborers
wished to remain with him.* He had paid
them good wages and treated them fairly,
and they did not desire to risk hiring to
anybody else. During the year he made a
number of improvements on his farm, diver
silled his crops, studied farming, worked
early and late, and was rewarded by finding
himself free of debt when his crops were
harvested and sold.
More than ten years have passed since the
young man began to farm. To-day his prop
erty is the most valuable in his county.
Ho owns good houses and substantial
lmrtts, sleek homes and mules and fat cattle,
owes no man anything, and has a snug sum
invested in railroad stocks and Georgia Btate
bonds. He has n charming wife, who is
industrious and economical; and that he has
theresiiect and confidence of the |>eople of
his county is attested by the fact that they
ltave elected him to represent them in the
General Assembly without solicitation upon
This young man’s success suggests a lesson
to the young men who are anxious to leave
the farm. The new order of things requires
new methods. This fact properly under
stood, intelligent and unremitting effort
will make funning pay in Georgia as well
as it jinys anywhere else.
A Ivondon papor predicts that there will
never be another royal ruler to celebrate a
jubilee in England. Perhaps not, but there
may be a once royal ruler there one of these
days, who will witness a jubilee celebration
gotten up by the people in honor of tho
establishment of a republican form of gov
ernment. It is not likely, however, that ho
will enjoy it.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. JULY 2, 1887.
Randall Must Go to the Roar.
Congressman Grasvonor in an intei-vioiv in
I Washington a day or two ago, spoke of Mr.
Randall as the * ‘DataocmUc leader of the
| Republicans." Mr. Grosvenor is an Ohio
Republican, and although he admires Mr.
Randall’s ability, bo doesn't think that ho is
quite honest, In claiming to be a Democrat
whilo advocating Republican principles.
In the course of his talk iu Washington Mr.
Grosvenor said: “Mr. Randall is practi
cally a Republican. Upon all matters of
principle he agrees with us. He only stays
in the Democratic party because it suits him
better to do so. He defends tho Democratic
party in speeches on tlio floor of tho House
and in tho campaigns, and denounces the
Republicans as a party. But ho thinks
and votes with us upou all tho great issues
that distinguish the parties.” From this it
seems that by Republicans Mr. Randall is
recognized as a Republican, and a good
many Democrats have long had doubts
filmut tho genuineness of his Democracy.
Can Democrats lie blamed, under the cir
cumstances, for insisting that he shall not be
given tlio chairmanship of an important
and influential committee in tho present
Congress? Only Democrats, about whose
adherence to Democratic principles there
is no doubt, should bo put in posi
tions of power in the organization of
the House. In tho last Congress Mr. Ran
dall was Chairman of tho Committee on
Appropriations—a committee second only to
that on Ways and Means, and having, in
point of fact, more influence than that com
mittee —and did ho use his position for tho
success of the issues which the great ma
jority of his Democratic associates sup
ported? He certainly did not. The Repub
lican party received more aid from him
than the Democratic party did.
Tito question is now being agitated by the
Democratic leaders, whether Mr. Randall
shall be as conspicuously honored in the
present Congress as he was in the last. He
ought not to bo. If he wants to call him
self a Democrat let him do so, but let him
take his place in the ranks. If he is recog
nized as a leader he will gather about him a
little band of followers, and do his best to
defeat tariff reform os he did in tho Forty
The Democratic party cannot reasonably
expect to carry out its policy successfully
if it accepts as one of its leaders a man
whom the Republicans look upon as friendly
to them, and whom they regard as enter
taining their views upon the leaning issues
which divide the parties.
It appears that even Republicans are get
ting tired of Mr. Randall in the role ho is
playing. They are willing that he and his
followers shall come into the Republican
camp, but they don't want it to appear as if
ho were leading them. On this point Mr.
Grosvenor, in his interview said: “Now,
this session, I think he should follow us.
If he is going to join in tlio fight for pro
tection, let him come in and march in the
rear of our line. He is not going to stand
at the head of the column with his little
band boating the bass drum whilo the
Republican party follows him Let hitn
form his little squad, and wlign he hears the
music at the head of our column, let him
begin to mark time, and then march his fol
lowers to the tune. His aid will be timely,
but his leadership superfluous.”
Mr. Randall lias groat ability and in tho
course of his career has rendered the Demo
cratic party good service. No Democrat
wants to see him humiliated. If he cannot
indorse the Democratic party’s principles,
however, he ought not to try to embarrass
and obstruct it. If he insists upon antago
nizing his party, he should he kept out of
positions where he can do it harm.
The negro G. A. R. men in St. Louis are
nngry because it has been proposed that
during the approaching reunion in that city
the negro posts snail bo entertained sepa
rately. At a meeting tho other night a
speaker named Turner said: “No negro
soldier can join tho Frank Blair post or any
other post of the G. A. R., but during the
war, in case of emergency, he was a wel
come reinforcement. He was a breastwork
for the cowards in battle who shirked their
duty and placed tho negro in advance.”
Gen. Fairchild ought to give his attention
to this matter, or, when tho reunion takes
place, a very large black ghost may rise to
make trouble. Such a catastrophe would
seriously interfere with the proposed waving
of the bloody shirt.
The government officials evidently intend
to prosecute E. L. Harper, and the other
rascals who wrecked tho Fidelity National
Bank of Cincinnati, to tho full extent of tho
law. The increase in the bonds of tho ac
cused parties indicates this. There was some
fear doubtless that they would try to get to
Canada, Harper enjoys tho distinction of
being the greatest bank robber that this
country has produced. It is probable that
tho sufferers by his villainies will lose
$8,000,000 or $10,000,000. It is hinted that
his real name is Hopper, and that he killed
a man in Pennsylvania, and hid himself in
Cincinnati under an assumed name. Ho
may not be guilty of murder, but he is cer
tainly the champion bank wrecker.
In Missouri, not long ago, a young wife
who ran away from Iter husband and eloped
with another man left tho following note:
“Dear John—l am gone and you will never
see me again. I ho|*> that my leaving will
not cause you any unnecessary sorrow, and
after death claims you as a victim may the
flowers bloom on your grave and emit their
sweets and fragrance.—Mary.” A woman
with such a poetical turn ought not to have
been content to elope with anything less
than an angel—that is, provided there are
any angels of tho masculine gender.
The statement is made that Claus
Spreekels was foremost in fomenting trouble
in Hawaii. His purpose was to defeat the
English loan. It seems, however, that he
did not succeed, as it is announced that tho
loan has lieen made and the money deliv
ered. Sprockets bad $500,000 of Hawaiian
1 mils, till of which have been paid. Two
hundred thousand dollars of the floating
debt hns also lieen paid, and SBOO,OOO applied
to public improvements. King Kalakaua
doubtless feels liettor.
Tho constitutional convention recently
held in Salt Lake City, Utah, was purely a
Mormon scheme. Democrats and Republi
cans refused to have anything to do with
it. The object of tlio Mormons, it is said,
was to place themselves tiefore the public as
law-abiding citizens. They will have
nounoe polygamy before the country will
consent to regard them as anything but
An exchange says that the South can
raise her own wheat and bacon and need
not lie disturbed by Chicago gamblers.
Undoubtedly the South call raise these
articles, but, unfortunately, she doesn't
uusu them iu sufficient uuanUtics.
It Is a Good Ccou.
From the Lynchburg Virginian (Dem.)
It (s a good omen for the South that the new
Cotton i ill Mill Company, organized to compete
with the Standard Oils parasite, the Cotton
Trust, have both earnestness of purpose and
money. Thoy already have seven or eight mills
under construction or finished.
No More Assessments.
From the Missouri Republican (Dem.)
Mr. George J. Gould Indorses the administra
tion as conservative, and "doubts very much"
if it will lie changed at the next election. The
prospects for another Belshazzar banquet are
not encouraging at any rate. The Republican
party will not lie able to assess either the s4o
clerks or the $10,000,000 capitalists as it was wont
The Quintessence of Impudence.
From the New York World (Dent.)
Of course the Fairchild organs are incensed
that Jefferson Davis'alleged letter on the battle
flag question should ttu'n out to boa forgery.
The Cincinnati Commercial Gcuette insists that,
Mr. liavls should tell the public how much of
the forged letter really represents his senti
ments. If this isn't tho quintessence of impu
dence, we would like to know precisely what
constitutes that very common human element.
Tho South's Prosperity.
From the New York Evening Post ( bid.)
The prosperity cf tho South has been greater
during the past two years Chan in any previous
years since tho war. These two years have been
the first time iu that period when there has been
a Democratic administration at Washington. It
would of course baabsuril to attribute the recent
prosperity solely to the election of Cleveland,
but flic Republicans so long insisted that every
thing good wns due to tho national iifciiuistra
tiou that they cannot reasonably complain if
the Democratic organs and iitump-speakers now
follow their axumple. It is going to tie hard
work next ye ar to persuade the Southern voters,
either white or black, that they would gain any
thing by electing a Republican President, when
all candid observers agree that both races havo
made greater progress under a Democratic
President than they ever did before.
A large head is a sign of brains, but a big
head is a sign of folly.— Philadelphia Call.
Mr. Robinson —Why, I declare. Miss Fanny,
your mamma is getting quite stout.
Miss Fanny—Ah, that is because we all make
so much of her.— Fun.
The worst thing about going fishing on Sun
day is that you have to take a long, roundabout
road to got to the fishing grounds without being
Society Woman I understand Miss K. is a
perfect bud—never came out at all.
Second Ditto —Yes, poor little innocent! She
never smelled powder—was never even in an en
gagement.— Burlington Free Press.
J. PAPARiiiGopAtrt.us is a famous Persian lin
guist who is now visiting New Orleans. He is
called a linguist because he can pronounce
his own name without biting his tongue or
splitting the roof of his mouth.— Minneapolis
“A small physique at times is a great disad
vantage to a man." he said. “Recently I was
grossly insulted by a great big duffer, and I
could only pocket the insult,”
"In what way did he insult you?”
“He offered me a bribe."— New York Run.
A LITTLE VILLAGE of Provence is setting itself
up as a fashionable resort. We quote from its
printed circular: “Thanks to the exceptional
salubrity of tho climate we enjoy, wo may cite
our sect ion of the coast as that having older cen
tenarians than any other."— French Fun.
"Women arc unreasonable creatures," ob
served Brown, as he ordered another round for
the. boys. “Now, there’s my wife. Before we
were married, when I went to see her she always
thought it was too early for me to go home, and
now I can’t go home early enough to suit her."
—New York Nun.
Under the head of “Lost and Found” a de
tective bureau advertises “antecedents, daily
habits,” etc. It will be a very usefuld bureau if
it succeeds in losing the antecedents of some
people and teaches men who have been out late
on business to find their "daily habits" the next
Angelina—What ever made you tell Uncle
Harpagon you're making £5,000 a year, when,
with all your bard work and all my economy,
we can scarcely make both ends meet!
Edwin—My love, he's worth half a million,
and if he thinks we don't want it, he ll very
likely leave it all to us '.—Punch.
“I was not always in this station of life," said
the hack driver plaintively as he reached for his
"No, sir. At one time I was a well-known and
“Well, now do you feel over your promo
tion?" was the unfeeling rejoinder.— Merchant
Some years ago a learned counsel, of much
volubility and an undying length of wind, had
prolonged a reiterative argument to a pitch
which the judicial sufferer could bear no longer.
"I don't want to interrupt you, Mr. —said
the Judge blandly, “but you’ve said that be
“I'm sure I lieg your Lordship's pardon; I had
no recollection of having done so."
“No doubt," replied the Judge;" “it was a
long time ago."— London World.
At the Wbippersnapper Club:
Little Goldbugge (looking at his watch)—Oh,
cuss it all 1
Cadson—What's the mattaw?
Little Goldbugge Gad! heah it is thwee
o'clock, and my cussed fellow hasn't brought
me my half rawst two suit yet.
('arisen well, he'll be along pwesentl.v.
Little Goldbugge Yaas, demmit all! but I've
gawt an appointment at hawf pawst thwee
uewoss the way. ami how the dayvil can I keep
it in a two o'clock suit?— Town Topics.
Senator Voorhkes has sailed from Victoria,
B. C„ for Alaska.
Dr. Knox, of Danbury, Conn., keeps seventy
snakes in his backyard.
Canon Hale, of Nottingham, Fng., has been
offered the place of hi..hop of Nova Scotia.
George W. Caulk was overworked bv his trip
South, and has since been confined to his room
much of the t ime.
Miss Adelaide Johnson, of St. Louis, has re
ceived an order from Mrs Logan to make busts
in marble of herself and Gen. Logan.
President Cleveland has been invited by tho
Grand Army Post of Fremont, Nebraska, to
march in it.s ranks on tho Fourth of July.
The King of Serviu, it is said, will marry one
of bts wife’s former lames of honor if he suc
ceeds in obtaining a divorce from Queen Na
When Mr. Edison tisos the telephone he fairly
shocks whoever receives his message by talking
very loudly. Being slightly deaf he does not ap
preciate the high pitch of his own voice.
Senator Don Cameron will celebrate the
Fourth of July In a philanthropic way. He will
entertain 1,500 poor children at his place near
Washington, 15. C. Mr. Cameron is growing
better with age. $
A Seventh Day Baptist of Waterford, Conn.,
Rev. Edmund Harrow, wns born in the seventh
year of this century, on the seventh day of the
month, on the seventh (lay of the week, and in
the seventh hour of the day.
It Is made known that Miss Gertrude Barrett,
second daughter of Mr. Lawrence Barrett, the
eminent tragedian, is engaged to be married to
Mr Joseph Anderson, brother of Miss Mary
Anderson, the famous actress.
A. F. Heard, of Ipswich, Mass., who has been
made Secretary Kndieott's private secretary. is
said to be a man of fine education. He has
traveled and studied extensively. He has lieen
an Intimate friend of .Mr. Endlcott for some
Baron Hitmileston. tho distinguished Eng
lish .Judge who married the beautiful Lady
Diana, sister of the Duke of St. Albans, recently
found it necessary while trving a breach of
promise suit to have elucidated the meaning of
the little crosses at the bottom of a love letter.
Solomon J. Solomon, who has lately been
chosen a member of the Royal Institute of
Painters in Water Colors, is a veritable brifud
plucked from the burning. He and his wife
were at the ill-fated Opera Comlque at Paris,
and narrowly escaped with more than the smell
of fire on their garments.
Ex-Senator Stephen W. Dorsey is annoyed
by countless young men who want to go ranch
ing on his big estate in New Mexico. Theodore
Roosevelt has decided to send no more New
Yorkers to his Dakota ranch. The metropoli
tan youth are generally unfit for the wild life of
the extreme West and Southwest.
During his recent voyage to Europe Mr Blaine
was asked repeatedly play draw piker. To
all invitations of the kind he answered t hat he
did uot know the game. He did not object,
however, to drinking an occasional glass of beer
or wine. He spent pan of tlx- time while on
the steamer in reading Sidney Luska's novel,
As It Mas Written" a title which must have
suggested lo Mr Bkuue curtain interesting in
ridCRU u£ the past.
LASHING AN AGED EOMSO.
His Style of Courting Not Favored by
the Objoct of His Affections.
From the St. Paul Globe.
Hon. Augustus N. Dibble is an aged and
wealthy farmer living in the quiet old town of
Cornwall, Conn. He lost his wife some mouths
ago, and, notwithstanding the fact that he cele
brated his TSth birthday a short time since, he
feels as though he needed another helpmeet.
With a view to selecting a good wife he has been
on a still hunt for several weeks past among the
young ladies of the town.
After a deliberate canvass of all the young
women of his acquaintance, the old farmer
decided that Miss Jennie Rodgers, a buxom
brunette of twenty odd summers, would till
the bill, and Mr. Dibble lost no time waiting
upon the young lady. But somehow his first
interview with the dashing beauty was not an
•overwhelming success, and so he determined to
adopt another style of courting. He would do
bis wooing by letter in future. So the other
day he sent Jennie a note, describing in fitting
terms his undying love and devotion, and as
evidence of his'abundance of worldly goods and
a guarantee of good faith he inclosed a §IOO
When Miss Rodgers got the note she became
excited and felt deeply insulted, and the next
day she procured a big, heavy horsewhip and
set out with the intention of finding Hon. Mr.
Dibble and giving him her answer in person.
As soon as sho encountered the aged Borneo,
she proceeded to give him a severe thrashing,
explaining her action the while in a few sarcastic
remarks. The old man was considerably the
worse for wear when Miss Rodgers at last de
sisted, but it is thought that he has been en
tirely cured of his love for the fair but furious
Leaf From an Unpublishod Novel.
Burdette in Brooklyn Eagle.
“Agamemnon,” said his wife softly, as she
opened the door of her husband’s study, where
the Colonel was busily engaged upon his great
speech for the coming Grand Army reunion,
Agamemnon, dear, there is a man in the par
lor who wishes to see you a moment. lie says
if I tell you that old Norm, the dead shot of old
C company of the old Threety-twoth of the old
Onth Brigade of the olduiarchin’ division of the
old Worst Corps, is on post, you will know
The Colonel, who was carefully reconnoiter
ing down the, “bic” column of the dictionary to
ascertain the proper spelling of bichewminous,
lost his place and was irritated.
Si “By all the gods that fought at Cohoes, or
some place up that way, I can’t lie bothered by
every duffer that served in the United States
Army. I don't know him: I never heard of such
a man; I never served in that corps. That fel
low was a deserter, anyhow; I court mart ialecl
him myself; there was no such man in my regi
ment. Tell him I’m busy; tell him I’m out of
town; tell him I'm dead; send him away. Here,
I’ll go down and bounce the beggar myself; I'll
bet a thousand dollars he wants to borrow money
of me. I'll go down and fire him out. I’ve had
enough of this; I’ll settle him once for all, the
lazy loafer, withnothingbet.tertodothanbother
busy people who don’t want to see him. Where
is the trump? Oh! Well, well, well! Old
Norm! If I ain’t glad to see you! I was askin’
some of the old boys only yesterday if they
knew where you were; I wasgoiu’ to write to
you. I don’t know any man in the old fighting
Threety-twoth I'd rather see than you. No, you
don’t have to go, neither; you're goiti' to stay to
dinner; put down th#t hat; some of the hove ’ll
be up this evening, I expect. Sav, do you re
member that time down at Fort Slaughter when
yon and me—”
The remaining chapters of this interesting
novelette trill not be published here, but if you
want to risk a little money you can get a bet of
several thousand dollars and twenty cents that
at least a dozen subscribers of the Eagle know
all the other chapters by heart
The Lamb and the Wolf.
Burdette in Brooklyn Eagle.
A thirsty Wolf was one day drinking at a clear
flowing brook and was on its fourteenth lap,
when a timid Lamb came to the same brook to
drink and went a little way upstream above the
Wolf. “Look here,” said the Lamb, “don’t you
know better than to push in and drink up all
the water when you see lam drinking?” The
Wolf meekly replied that he was there first, but
would go away directly. “Well,” said the Lamb,
“haven’t you any better manners than to
thrust your nose into the water and make that
horrible sucking noise when you drink?” The
poor Wolf protested that it would be impossible
for him to drink a drop with his nose in the wa
ter; he barely' touched the tip of his tongue to
it. “That’s the same thing,” said the
Lamb, angrily, “and beside, I don’t want
you to wash your fleece in this brook
white lam drinking; I can’t abide the taste
of wool in drinking water.” The Wolf began
to tremble and said that he was standing as far
away from the brook as he could, and
that moreover he had no wool, and never did
have. “Now, I swear," exclaimed the Lamb,
“this is too much for the patience of an angel:
see how you stand there rolling up the water
with your great hoofs, making it so muddy that
I cannot drink. Look at it!” “But,” said the
frightened Wolf, “how can that be when lam
not in the water, and you are up stream
anyhow?” “Great heavens!" roared the Lamb,
’’must Ibo tormented to death by this brawler?
If then' is anything I can't endure it is a conten
tious spirit. I must have peace.” So saying
she seized the howling Wolf by the neck and
swept a path across the mossy glade with him.
Explanatory Moral: The Wolf had lieen for
three years the husband of the Lamb’s only
No Use Trying to Refo rm Him.
Front the Xew York Tribune.
With a Southern family in New York there
has been staying for some time a young lady
from the interior of the State. She is of a phi
lanthropic turn of mind, but her benevolent in
stincts have recently received asad check. Fully
convinced that “where there’s a will there’s a
way, ” she undertook to reform an old colored
servant of the family, who loved whisky “not
wisely, but too well.”
George Washington Jefferson was from “de
Souf.” and in consideration of years of faithful
service the family took no notice of his failing.
But the young lady tried persuasion, cajolement,
scolding, tracts, presents and everything else
that a good heart and earnest purpose could
suggest to induce him to abandon his intemper
ate habits. But it was all in vain. At last in a
fit of pardonable patience she said to him one
“I declare, George, I’d give you SI,OOO if you’d
give up drinking.”
“Lor, young miss,” replied the old incorrigi
ble, “d’yo know what I’d do wid dat SI,OOO if I
bad it. I’d jes' buy me a lounge, a bnr'l o’
whisky, a pump, an’ I’d hire a nigger an’ I'd
Jes’ lay my old black se f down on dat lounge,
an’ I’d jes' make dat nigger |>nmp dnt wbisay
down my froat. Lor’, miss, dat ud be jes’ like
de yer o' jubilee. Don't you temp’ me dat way
The young lady has given up all efforts to re
form George Washington Jefferson, and nobodv
remonstrates with him now when he get's
From the Dakota Bell.
This is a town as dead ns the tomb; it died from
the cause of too much boorn! It was boomed
bv the papers and boomed by the people,
till prices were hoisted as high as a steeple.
They plastered the land with mortgages
deep, and burdened the town with taxes so
steep. They paid a big bonus to build a
new road, and laid for the suckers on whom
to unload. But the cash they snalosi in
from their victims so rank was' all gobbled
up by the “three per cent.” bank. Its offi
cers ski plied while the boom was still high,
and left the poor victims to sutler and sigh:
But alas for their hopes, they sigh in vain; they
will never look on their like again The
boom has flattened and left them “broke,"
and the Canada trip is a sorrv joke. And
the mortgages stick to that fated town, for
that which goes up must surely come down.
And though they may brag of their excel
lent “parks,” the suckers tight shy of the
real estate sharks. And the ad. in the pai*>r
has had its day, for the agent who wrote it
omitted to pay. And the grass grows high
w here the train onee run to the town which
the boom has all undone.
She Stood High.
From the Arkansaw Traveler.
“How do you like your place?" said a lady,
addressing the new cook. “Wall, I kain’t say
dat 1 likes it; dem folks dat libs ereross de alley
is po’ white trash.” "That needn't interfere
with you." “But it does, fur er pussou in my
standin’ has ter be mighty keenul erlmut de
s'roundjggs. W’v dis mornlii’ er boy wlmt libs
ober dar (Kilted his head ober de fence an’ made
er mouf at me. I knin’t stan’ no siterwation
like dat, fur er pussou In my standin’ mils’ he
mighty keerful. I’s er sigtea in de s’cietv an ’er
pail.bearer o’ de faith I is. Yistid’v alienin' do
onmn whut libs ober dar oomo out wider sun
bonnet on an’ spoke tor me widout er inerduck
shun. Wider sunbonnet on, min’ yer! I’s a
sister o' de Purified Water an’ er daughter an'
er ’muoieant o' de Holy Ointment. I kain’t
stan’ nutbin' like dat, so, if ver pleases, pay mo
off an’l’ll go." “What! and lease me without
any one!" “W’y, lady, yer kain't ax me ter
stay un’er de aarcumstances. I's er Maiden o'
Chamber an'er sister—wall, go on den, of yer
doan want ter know how I stan’, but Is quit all
An Fono. the Chinese millionaire, is said to he
the real instigator of the revolution In Honolulu,
his purpose being to appropriate anything ho
can get his haiids on during the excitement.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A Pennsylvania doo has a legacy of $1,500,
the interest living used for his support. After
his death the fund goes to a church.
Washington. D. C., is replacing its box, elder
and poplar shade trees by maples, the Com
missioner being of the opinion that the latter
will be less subject to tent worms and
A Dakota paper thus falls afoul of its hated
rival: “A man living about twelve miles from
here died from poisoning Monday afternoon. It
seems be ate a lunch that had been wrapped
in a copy of our loathed aud disgusting contem
porary and it killed him. Olliers should take
A mastered or sore heel caused by anew shoo
may be relieved by taking a small piece of com
mon newspaper, crushing it in the hand and
placing it under the ailing heel. The bit of pa
per has the effect of a "lift,” and forcing the
foot forward in the shoe leaves the heel entirely
free from the counter.
Frank Strait, a Corning, (Iowa) young man,
was instantly killed by lightning on Monday
while plowing in bis field. The only mark on
his body was a dark blue spot on the side of his
neck, but his shoes and stockings were torn to
shreds. The points of the cultivator which he
was using were melted by the electricity.
Even the most enlightened Mexican farmers
still persist in using oxen of one color in the
morning and oxen of another color in the after
noon. They don’t know why they do this, but
they know that it must be the right thing to do,
because their forefathers did it. Farm laliorers
are paid 18c. a day, and are always paid on
Tiiere is a man in New York who has worked
up quite a trade in the business of carving
names upon canes. The novelty has become
popular and has extended to all sorts of organi
zations, so that he is now obliged to hire two
or three wood carvers to do the manual labor,
while ho himself attends to the work of procur
Voting in Hungary is done by an open poll, as
it was formerly done in England. The electors
go to the polls in troops, wearing colons and em
blems. To prevent the processions from clash
ing and consequent turbulence it is decided by
lot which party shall vote first, the other side
meanwhile keeping away from the hustings and
There is a mouse in a shoji window at Ches
ter, 111., that has grown quite tame and catches
flies. The mouse has grown quite used to hav
ing an audience and does not run away unless
the spectator makes a sudden move while he is
at work. He is an experienced fly catcher and
never misses. Upon making a grab for his prey
he sits back on his haunches and calmly de
vours the choice morsel.
Two balloons have been purchased for the
military school at Tientsin, China. The larger
one is capable of holding sixty or seventy per
sons and the smaller thirty persons. An in
structor has already arrived at Tientsin, and
after five months’ practice trial trips will be
made. These balloons are said to have been
bought in Germany, and they are similar to
those which were used during the late Franco
A raid on a gambling house in the Island of
Heligoland recently was followed by the impo
sition of a fine of $250 each on several persons
found at the game, and one of SSOO on the pro
prietor. After due notice the gambling para
phernalia, a costly collection, was placed on a
square stone in a public highway, surrounded
by heaps of tarred wood, and burned in the
presence of a numerous attendance of islanders
A cat at Chico, Ca!., attacked a nest of young
quails the other day. She caught the mother
and was carrying her away, when the male bird
made a vicious attack upon the cat. pecking
with the beak and striking with the wings until
lie forced the cat to surrender and release the
female. The two birds got upon the fence and
watched the retreating form of the cat with evi
dent signs of pleasure and satisfaction, and no
doubt congratulated each other in bird lingo.
A house in Little Rock, Ark., was struck by
lightning. The fluid ran through a flue, crossed
a room and shattered a window, the casing, and
blinds. By the window two bird cages were
hanging, containing a canary bird and a parrot.
Both birds were thrown on the floor, but neither
was hurt. The next (lay the children started to
hang the parrot’s cage by the window again,
but Poll remembered the shock of .Saturday and
most vehemently protested against going to her
A company or United States artiiery, on its
way from Wilmington, Del., to New York,
stopped over night on a farm at Hilton, near
Newark. N. J. Next morning the farmer found
his storehouse despoiled of beer, wine, etc., and
bottles strewn about the camp. Ho hastened to
Jersey City aud intercepted the company,
when he was assured by the officers that $35
would lie sent him to pay for the damage. He
declares that if the money is not forwarded he
will institute a suit against the government.
Thomas and Josiah Black, two brothers, who
live just across the line in Vigo county, Ind.,
eloped with and married two young girls of the
name of Smith. Thomas Black married Mattie,
daughter, of Robert Smidh, and Josiah was i
wedded to pora Ellen, (laughter of George
Smith, Robert's brother. They drove to Pam,
Edgar county, 111., together, and there the knot
was tied. The climax was capped by the mar
riage on Saturday of Perry Allen Smith, the 19-
ycar old son of George Smith, to Etta Black,
sister to Tom and Josiah.
The New York Express has interviewed the
son of a man who used to water the milk he sup
plied to Gen. Robert E. Lee when the latter was
commandant at West Point. To illustrate, not
Gen. Lee’s, but his father's (the milkman's)
great amiability, the soil says: "I can remem
ber how Gen. Lee would say, with a smile, to
my father: ’Now, I desire you to be careful and
not get too much water in your milk. The milk
you gave me the other day had a suspicious
taste.’ He said it, though, in such a kindly,
nice way my father never took any- offense.”
A very tall, dignified, stately, austere gentle
man from the East has been out lat ely looking
at California. He was much impressed with
our glorious climate, our very large country and
great development iu agriculture, floriculture
an I viticulture, but lie is more impressed now
with our wondeful small hoy culture. He was
on the train, and one of those assiduous news
boys came frequently, pressing him to buy the
promising specimens of our journal culture,
lie refused, and finally the small boy, on the
last rebuff, gazed on him for a moment and said
blandly; “I’ve got some picture papers for them
as can’t read.”
Da. Francis Hueffer asserts that in nothing
save natural Bcienee has the half-century reign
of Queen Victoria wrought so great a change as
in t ho love of music. He shows that the attitude
of English society toward music fifty years ago
was essentially that of Lord Chesterfield when
he warned bis son against the tendency towurd
lining a “fiddler,” even in the amateur sense, as
wholly unworthy of an English gentleman.
This utt it tide he thinks is becoming extinct; such
a contemptuous treatment of the art, he says,
“is confined nowadays to official persons, such
s provincial Mayors, church and law digni
taries mid the members of the British govern
“A crmous little incident that occurred at the
banquet at the Middlo Temple Hail,” says the
Pall Mall Gazette , “shows the kind of good
feeling which makes the Prince of Wales so
popular. The gallery was occupied by a band,
which played a selection of music. Near the
end of the evening a rather popular music-hall
air was in the programme. When this was fin
ished there was applause for it. Some of the
company thought the applause iu very bad
taste, and expressed their dissent. The piece
was partly repeated and then stopped, as the
toast of the evening had to be drunk. The
Prince pro;x>se<l the Queen's health in a speech
witty, happy and vigorous. It was drunk with
enthusiasm. There was the accustomed pause,
and the band again plnyed the popular air. The
lYince hod indeed so commanded. The air was
popular with the audience, whose wishes he do
sired to see gratified. There was no expression
of dissent, and the melody was heard to the
Admiral Aube, the late French Minister of
Marine, was, like the late M. Gabriel Obarmes,
an enthusiastic believer in the future reserved
for the torpedo, and during his tenure of office
had many opportunities of airing his hobby.
Whole fleets of torpedo boats were sent during
the naval manoeuvres to attack and cut off
squadrons of Ironclads, But Admiral Aube re
mained in office long enough to convince him
self that his pet theories would not hohi water.
In other words, the torpedoes came utterly to
grief, and the ironclads emerged triumphant
from the ordeal to which they had been sub
jected. M. Barhey. the new .Minister of Marine,
himself a retired naval officer, has just ex
pressed the opinion, after mature deliberation,
that the torpedo boat is useful for the defence
of the coasts, but that It is of no avail on the
open sea. To employ no other argument, it
cannot carry a sufficient supply of coal to ren
render It of any practical service on a cruise. M
Barbey, however, intends to continue the ex
jv-riuicuts with utftui models of torpedo-
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