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AN INVISIBLE GHOST.
Tho Terrible Adventure of a Famous
From the Religio Philadelphia Journal.
The annals of modern psychical research
save failed to discover a case at once so
well authenticated and so terribly sugges
tive of a spiritual life beyond the grave as
that which happened to M'lle Claire Joseph
Loyris de LaTudo, better known as M’lle
Clairon, the famous actress of the Comedie
This noted woman, whom Rachel perhaps
alone eclipsed on the tragic stage, was born
near Conde in 1723, and died at Paris in 1803.
Certainly she owed more to art aid study
than to nature, for however pleasing and
attractive, and although gifted with the
rarest powers to stir an audience, she could
not be said to rival any of the handsome
women of her time.
Yet she wielded an empire contrasted with
-which that of Sarah Ben hardt, however
legitimate, sinks into insignificance. M'lle
Clairon became not only the star of the the
atre, but tho queen of Paris. When the
public flocked to see her play, and followed
her with adulatii n. she ret ired in a manner
bordering on contempt; and when her stage
companions rebi ked her for appearing so
unfrequently on the boards, she retorted
with the dignity of a sovereign:
“However seldom I may perform, you and
tho public are equally obliged to me; remem
ber that an evening of mine gives you your
living for a whole month!”
An anecdote will show the importance
and [lower of this remarkable tragedienne.
Freron, a well-known critic, gave a carica
ture portrait of the actress which was too
life-like not to 1 recognized by all. Mad
emoiselle Clairon at once applied for redress
to the gentlemen of the King’s chamber,
and threatened that if this was denied she
would retire from the stage. An order was
granted by Louis XV. for the conveyance
of the satirical journalist to the prison of
Fort l’Eveque. As the poor fellow was at
that time suffering from a severe attack of
gout, his friends interfered and obtained for
him a suspension of the order till he was in
a fit condition to be removed. Of course,
the literary world exclaimed, as well it
might against this unprecedented exertion
of the Kingly prerogative in favor of a mere
actress, and the affair was for a long time
die subject of conversation of court and
capital. Freron had powerful friends, but
the Minister declared he would yield to no
intercession in favor of the journalist un
less it came from M’lle Clairon her
self, Every one soon took part in the
quarrel. The Queen herself at length in
terfered in Freron’s favor, and obtained his
In 1743, when M’lle Clairon was in all the
splendor of her youth and talent, she was
beset by a crowd of admirers, among whom
were a few upright single-hearted young
fellows whom she distinguished from the
crowding throng Of these the one who
most deeply touched her heart was M. de S.,
the son of a rich merchant from Brittany.
He was about 30 years of age, tall and
S assessed of a handsome face and fine figure.
e wrote keen and clever verse, his conver
sation and manner indicated a most careful
education, but bis readiness to serve her on
all occasions and his expressive eyes alone
revealed his deep-rooted affection to the al
ready great theatrical queen. After ad
mitting him to the green-room she allowed
him to be one of the guests at her house,
and soon left him no longer in doubt as to
the genuine friendship which she felt toward
him. He, however, in candidly replying to
every question which her reason or curiosity
suggested, ruined himself forever in her
eyes. She learned, that, wounded at the
thought of being a commoner, he had rented
his estate in Brittany to como to Paris to
squander it under a more sounding title.
This displeased her. To blush at one’s
origin, she thought, justified the scorn of
right-minded people. His mood, moreover,
was melancholy and malignant; he was too
well acquainted with men generally, he
would say. not to despise and avoid them;
his object in life was to see no one else but
her whom he loved, and bring her to see
none other but himself. This displeased her
From the moment she discovered these
ruling traits in his character she saw the
necessity of reducing his hopes of consola
tion that way to a minimum. The invita
tions she hart at first so freely tendered were
gradually reduced until they got to be quite
few and far between. This wrought so
powerfully on his mind and feelings that ho
fell ill, when the renowned actress nursed
him with every possible attention. But her
constant refusals to receive him as a sup
pliant and to relegate him among her friends
and acquaintances deepened his wound and
poisoned his life.
Finally he recovered his property in Brit
tany, but never his health; and convinced
that she would render him service by sever
ing connection with him altogether, M’lle
Clairon strenuously refused to receive both
his letters and himself.
Two years and a half elapsed between the
day on which M. de S. first met the actress
and the day of his death. As his last mo
ments drew near, lie wrote imploring her to
see him one more; hut her engagements and
surroundings prevented her from doing so.
He died, in fact, with nobody near his couch
except his servants and an elderly lady,
whose company ho had enjoyed for long
“At the time this occurred,” says M’lle
Clairon in her memoirs, “he was living on
the Rampart, near the Chaussee-d’ Antin,
where people were beginning to build. My
house was in the line de Buci, near the Rue
de Seine and the Abbey of Saint-Gormain
des-Pres. I had my mother with me, and
several friends who had come to supper.
My daily guests were a theatrical director,
who constantly transacted my business for
me with the" gentlemen of the chamber
and the actors; the good Pipelet, whom you
have known and cherished, and Rosely, a
young gentleman of good birth, full of wit
and talent, who was a friend of mine. I had
just sung some pretty pustoral lays, which
delighted those who were present, when on
the stroke of 11 o’clock a shrill, piercing
shriek was heard. In gloomy modulation
and length it astonished every body. I sank
into a swoon, and remained unconscious for
noarly a quarter of an hour.
“The director, who was in love and jeal
ous, said with much humor, when I recovered
my senses, that my love-signals were too
“I answered him that, being free to re
ceive whom I chose at any hour, signals
were unnecessary; and that what he called
a love-signal was of too plaintive a sort to
lie the announcement of the sweet momenta
that I might wish for. My [tailor and
trembling, and tho tears that came into my
eyes unbidden, coupled with my earnest re
quest that tho guests should stay by me a
part of the night, showed that I was at a
loss to account for the noise. There was a
great deal said about what manner of cry it
might bo, and it was divided to ]">st persons
in tlie street to detect its nature and author,
should it again occur.
“All mv servants, friends, neighbors and
even the police, heard this withering shriek,
which arose always at the same hour under
my windows, and seemed to come out of tho
air, I could not bring myself to think that
it was intended for any one else but myself.
I seldom supped out of my house; but as
often as I did nothing was heard; and moro
than once when, upon entering the room, I
inquired of my mother and servants whether
tho phenomenon had occurred, the same
shrill, unearthly shriek was suddenly sent
into our midst.
“One evening the President of 8., at
whoso place I supped, acccmponiod mo
homo. Just as he was bidding me good
by at my door the shriek came between
him and me. He knew the story, as in fart
did all Paris; but he was so startled
at the wild, weird sound that he had to
l*e lifted into bis carriago more dead than
"Another time I requested my friend
Rots'ly to go with me to the Rue Saint
Honore to choose some stuffs and to call
upon M’lla de Saint F., who lived at tho
Porte .Saint Denis. The sole subject of con
versation that [Kissed lx-twoen us on the way
to thMh-platx* Mas alsmt my ghost, as it
was called. The young man, who was fuil
of quip and joke, and disbelieved in spirits
from another world, had, however, been
much struck by my adventure. He pressed
me to evoke the phantom, promising his im
plicit beli f if it responded to my call.
Either from boldness or weakness, I did
what ho asked; the shriek was repeated three
tinifs in succession, in a most terribly loud
and racid manner. On reaching our friend’s
door it required the whole house to get us out
of the carriage, where wo were both found
in a fainting fit
“After this dreadful scene I was some
months without hearing any thing more. I
thought I was forever delivered from this
mystery, but I was mistaken.
“All the theatrical company had been
ordered to Versailles to attend the marriage
ceremony of the King's eldest son. Wo were
to be away for three days. In the hurry
and confusion of arrival "some persons were
unprovided with rooms. Mad. Grandval
had none. I waited with her until one
should be found, but in vain. At 3 o’clock
in the morning I offered to accomodate her
witii one of the two beds in the room pro
vided for me in the Avenue de St. Cloud.
She accepted. I gave her the smaller bed;
and as soon as she had retired I got into
mine. While the chambermaid was undress
ing to rest beside me, I said to her: ‘We
are here at the other end of the world;
the weather is abominable, and the ghost,
I fancy, would have some trouble to seek
us out here.’
“A frightful shriek followed.
“Mad. Grandval, who made sure that
hell had been let loose in the room, ran,
terror-stricken, with nothing on but her
shift, up the stairs and down the stairs
and all over the house, where nobody
could be found to close an eye the whole
“But I never heard the shriek again.
“A week or so after this happened, while
chatting with my guests at home as usual,
just as 11 o’clock sounded on the bell, the re
port of a gun fired under my window at
tracted every one’s attention. We
all heard the report and we all saw the
flash. The window, however, had re
ceived no damage. We concluded that
some unknown person had attempted to
take my life, and having failed, certain
precautionary measures must be had for the
future. The director flew to the house of
M. de Marville, the lieutenant of police,
who was a friend of his. The soldiers lost
no time in coming. All the houses in front
of my own were searched; they were closely
watched the days following; my own house
was also carefully searched; the street was
filled with all manner of police spies; but,
do all we could, for three whole months the
same loud report was heard, always at the
same hour, directed toward the same window
pane, without any one ever having been
once able to detect the place whence the
firing proceeded. The fact stands recorded
on the police registers.
“Accustomed as I was to my ghost,whom
I found good-natured enough after all, since
he did no further harm than play on me his
hocus-pocus' tricks, I one day, feeling very
warm and oblivious of the hour, opened this
identical window, when the director and I
leaned on the balcony outside. Eleven
o’clock sounded; the explosion occurred,
aud we were both flung violently backward
into the middle of the room, where we fell
as though dead. On recovering our sonses
and finding that no bones were broken we
looked at each other, and agreeing that we
had each been gratified, he on the left cheek
and I on the right, with the most awful
slap in the face any human
being ever received, we set up
laughing like mad. The next day nothing
occurred. The day after, however, invited
by M’lle Dumesuil to be one of the guests at
a select evening party, which she gave at
her house near the Barrier© Blanch-.', I got
into a cab at 11 o’clock and started with my
chambermaid. It was a bright, clear night;
the moon shone beautifully, and we were
dri". en along the boulevards, where houses
were being built. We were looking at the
works going on there, when iny chamber
maid said: %
“‘ls it not somewhere out here that M.
de S. died ?,’
“ ‘From what I have been told it must be,’
said i pointing with my finger, ‘in one of
those two houses there before us.’
“At the same moment an explosion like
those I had so often experienced burst from
one of the two buildings, and went like, a
gunshot clear through our carriage. The
coachman, thinking he was attacked by
thieves, gave the reins to his horses, and we
reached our place of having
scarcely recovered our senses, and, as re
gards myself, in a state of fright which, I
admit I was a long time getting over.
“This was the last achievement of the
kind with firearms.
“I next experienced another visitation.
It was as if a clapping of hands took place;
the hands were clapp'd in a measured way
and with reduplication or increase. The
noise, to which the goodness of the public
had accustomed me, long prevented my
making any remark about it. My friends,
however, who had heard and watched for
me, asserted that it took place at 11 o’clock,
almost under my doorway. ‘We hear it,’
they said, ‘but can see nobody. It is evi
dently a continuation of what you have
“As the noise this timp had nothing terri
ble about it, I took no heed of its duration,
nor of tho melodious strains which I after
ward heard. It was like a celestial voice
that gave the prelude of the noble and ten
der tune it w-as about to sing; the voice be
gan singing some distance off, at the Carre
four de Buci, and finished at my door; and,
as in every preceding case, I could hear and
follow the notes, but nobody could be seen.
“Finally, after two years and a half, all
“One day somebody came to tell me that
an eldorly lady was outside who desired to
st* my apartments. When she came in 1
was seized with a fit of trembling, which it
was impassible for mo to control. I looked
at her a long time from head to foot, and
my emotion increased when I discoverei
that she also felt as I did. AH I could do at
the time was to ask of her to take a chair;
she accepted, for we both had need of a seat.
Our silence continued, hut our eyes left no
doubt of our wish to s|>eak. She knew who
I was, but I hail never seen her before; so
she felt that it devolved on her to sp'ak first,
and this is what she said:
“ ‘I was the best friend of M. de 8., anil
the only jiefson he consented to see during
the last year of his life; we both counted
the days and hours in our converse aliout
you, wiio seemed to us now an angel, now u
devil. I pressed him constantly to try and
forget you; he as constantly protested that
he would love you even beyond tho grave.
Your last refusal to see him hastened his
death. He counted the minutes, when at
10:30 o'clock his lackey came back and
said that decidedly you would not coine.
After a minute of silence he took my hand,
with an increase in his despair which alarm
ed me. “The unfeeling creature! Hhe shall
get no good by it,” said he. I shall pursue
her after I am dead as often as I did when I
was living!" I sought to quiet him, but
found that he had breathed his last.”
When these words we have quoted fell on
M’lle Clairon’s ears their effect may bo im
agined, corresponding as they did with all
the apparitions, her whole being was literal
ly wrung with anguish and terror.
Ho Probably Saw It.
FYom the Detroit Free Preen.
There was a blind man sitting at the cor
ner of Michigan and Washington avenues
the other day when a woman came along,
halted and looked, and as she began to feel
in her pocket she asked:
“So you are blindi” *
“Can’t see at all?"
“Won, that’s good. I’ve got a lead nickel
which I’ve wanted to work off on somebody
for tho last six weeks, and here it is. ”
Anil she dropped it into his cigar-box and
walked off in a way to prove that she was
greatly relieved in tier mind.
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Swiss flowers. Bright jewels in a setting of
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY. JULY 6. 1887.
THE HEROISM OF REPORTERS.
Feats That Have Been Performed by
Brave Men in Seeking News.
The points I wish to dwell upon is the he
roism that has frequently been shown by
men in search of news, said L. O. R. Mtek
ins, of the Baltimore American in a recent
address at Maryland College. Not many
months ago tho Oregon was sunk. Particu
lars were Drought from the scene of disaster
by another steamer. Three reporters met
her in a tug far out in the ocean, got on
board, secured full details from eye-wit
nesses, aud started to leave. The captain
dumbfounded them by declaring that no one
should leave the steamer until it arrived in
New York. That meant delay. It meant
defeat. A consultation was held. One of
the three was jnst up from a serious illness.
He was ruled out. The other two drew
straw’s. The one on whom the choice fell
quietly passed his watch and money to his
comrades and took their notes and inter
views. Night had come on. The sea was
rough. They called the tug boat ostensibly
to instruct it to proceed to New York.
When it came near the reporter, to the hor
ror of the passengers, leaped over the steam
er’s rail into the darkness. He had a chance
of success out of a dozen probabilities of
death. He took that chance and won, but
tho people who read the stirring account
published five hours later never dreamed of
tho bravery that made its publication possi
ble. Two yeare ago the cholera was raging
in the south of France. Details were lacking.
Public interest became impatient. Harold
Frederick, an American newspaper man,
left his home and family, went all through
the worst districts, examined every hospital,
talked w’ith tho patients and cabled column
after column to his paper in New York, and
furnished Europe, by way of America, with
the first accurate Intelligence of the epi
demic. Several years ago a case of yellow
fever arrived off one of the Atlantic seaports.
No corroet report being obtainable, a repor
ter went on board the ship and interviewed
the patient. When people were Hying from
Charleston after the earthquakes, tin* news
paper men were flying towards it. The only
business that the earthquakes did not sus
pend there was the publication of the news
papers. During the most terrible days of
Paris Commune, a historian says:
“Reporters jotted down observations in
their note-books a.s unconcernedly as if they
were reporting the proceedings of a reform
During the war there were hundreds of in
stances of bravery on the part of newspaper
men. They took every risk to get news and
to put it on the telegraph wire. They went
through all the hardships of the camp and
the sufferingsof imprisonment. Efforts were
made to hang six of them; but to the dis
gust of their enemies, six men lived to write
vivid accounts of six hangings that never
James J. O’Kelly was an American news
paper man before he settled in Great Britain
and became elected to Parliament.. He re
ported the Cuban insurrections. He was
hand in glove with the insurgents, fought
with them, believed in them. The Spanish
government chafed under the scathing vigor
of his relentless facts, and when the fortunes
of war threw him into their hands, he was
packed off post-haste to Madrid, to be exe
cuted as a spy. His courage never forsook
him. In a very hiatter of fact way he
made arrangementstd writeup the full ac
count of his own execution, entrusting the
climax to a friend. Castelar saw what
kind of a man he was, and pardoned him
at the last moment. He was thankful,
of course, but he had the audacity to re
mark that a very good item of news had been
Archibald Forbes is another hero of jour
nalism. Within the last sixteen years his
life has been in jeopardy hundreds of times.
He went through the Franco German war.
His travels took him wherever war raised its
wrinkled front. He saw two Emperors un
der fire, and witnessed the surrender of a
third. His services in the Russo-Turkish
war were splendid proofs of his courage.
News came of serious indications atSeliipka
Pass. For that point he made. He arrived
in time to see the great battle. Bv night the
Russians had demonstrated that they could
hold their positions. Forbes saw it. His
next thought was the telegraph office. The
nearest one was at Bucharest, 180 miles
away. He pitched at once ahead of all his
rivals. At every station he mounted anew
horse, but was off in an instant. One bite
of black bread was all he ate in over twenty
four hours. Every moment was precious,
and he made the most of the time. He ar
rived at the office, his matter went singing
over the wires, and the world was electrified
by the greatest newspaper special known in
the history of journalism.
This ride made Forbes famous. The Great
White Czar of Russia sent for him. They
had a long talk. At the end of the conver
sation the Czar paid the highest tribute to
the correspondent’s pluck that words could
“Mr. Forbes.” he said in conclusion, “I
have had reported to mo the example which
you showed when with our forces on the sad
day before Plevna, in succoring wounded
men under heavy lire. As the head of the
State, I desire to testify how Russia honors
your conduct by offering you the Order of
tho Stanislaus, with the ‘crossed swords,’ a
decoration never conferred except for per
And now we come to another American
who should to enshrined as one of the he
roes of the century. His name is J. A. Mac-
Gahan. Like many other great men, he was
from Ohio. He went to Europe to complete
collegiate studies. The Franco-Prussion war
broke out he entered the field as a correspon
dent. He did good work, and when the war
closed he was in journalism fpr life. He vis
ited Siberia and described its life. Infor
mation reached him that Gen. Kaufman and
the Grand Duke Nicholas were about to
make on nssult on Khiva. It was Russia’s
boldest move towards India. He deter
mined to witness it. He hurried South, but
missed the moving column. Then he pre
pared for what proved to to one of the most
daring rides ever made by man. It was a
journey of (DO miles through silent desola
tion, with 300 miles of desert. Many times
he lost his way. Several times he and
his men were prostrated by the heat and
thrown upon the sand, only to be revived
by the coming of the night. But despite
the loss of horses, despite tho daily rebel
lion of his attendant*, despite frequent ex
haustion ami semi-starvation for nearly two
months, lie pushed through the arid wastes.
All through that region tie was called “Mo
lodyety”—a brave fellow.
After he bad started, the Russians wanted
him back. Twenty-live Cossacks, splendid
horsemen, were dispatched to overtake him.
For nearly 600 miles t hey eh,used him aeross
that terrible country, but when they arrived
at a halting place they ulways found tliut
MacQahun had left it a few hours before.
The people even laughed at the idea of their
trying tocateh such a bravo fellow as the
young American. Nay, more, they went so
far a* to put MacGalmn's pursuers off the
track, and ill the town from which they
started, the admiration for the correspond
ent's pluck was so great that a celebration
was arranged to welcome him should he to
overtaken and brought back. But he was
Ho had started for Khiva, and to Khiva
he would go. He entered tho Russian camp
a spectre of himself. Officers stopped in
the midst of buttle to express* their ail mira
tion. He had one chance in a hundred of
getting throught that desert alive. He ac
ceptor it, ami he not only won, but he
eluded the Cossacks. lie saw Khiva
taken. Ho wns one of the first to enter Us
portals, and his description of it and the
fight stands cm record as a masterpiece of its
Why did ho risk his life in this way?
Every step he took, every pound of flesh he
lost—and no lost nearly all of it—was for
one purpose, and one only, to got the
news, to reach Khiva, to lay before the
world the story of Russia’s first step toward
Nor was this bis last achievement. In the
spring of 1878 ho was in London. I’icking
tipapaiior he road a brief despatch telling or
the Turkish massacres In Bulgaria. He saw
the tremendous importance or tho item. In
an hour he hail arranged to go to Bulgaria,
lie hurried to the scene of the crimes lie
painted them in master strokes. He pic
tured the dead girls in the pillaged towns.
He went everywhere, cheering the people,
assisting them, pleading their cause with his
lien, telling them that the Czar would avenge
tho outrage, and bidding them take courage.
In thirty days he changed the whole com
plexion of European politics. His letters
were the sensation of the world. Beacons
field, the friend of the Turk, arose in the
House of Commons and denounced them as
false; lie hail official denials telegraphed from
But MacGahan rode on and wrote on, un
til the Russian army crossed the Pruth, and
then, attached to the staff of the command
ing officer, he went through the tire and
smoke, writing his splendid descriptions in
the midst of battle; fighting and laughing
and writing, and electrifying the words ho
placed on the telegraph wires. He saw
Plevna fall; he was wounded in Sehipka
Pass; he saw all the big events of the war.
When Ignatief drew the famous treaty at
San Stefuno, he said that it would not stand,
and ho lived to see it torn up and laughed
at. He never made a prediction that
was not fulfilled. No charge, except the
futile denial by Disraeli, was ever made
against liis veracity. No man in Europe
enjoyed a higher esteem and respect than
And when, nine years ago last Thursday,
a swift fever carried him beyond nil eartly
wars, the Russian Gon. Skobeloll closed Ins
eyes and shed tears at his grave. The Ohio
Legislature had his remains removed to his
native Stato. When the Grand Duke Nicho
las heard of the death he said:
“Too laid? Hi< would have been Gover
nor of Bulgaria."
And, as regularly as the oth of June comes,
every hamlet, every village, every city ot
Bulgaria commemorates his death and sends
up prayers for the repose of oue of the no
blest souls that God ever made,
“The Court of Public Opinion.”
From the North American Review.
Many, who are neither the friends nor
legal champions of the New York Aider
men or Chicago Anarchists, do not consider
it one of the “admitted duties” of the press
to arraign upon rumor, try on hearsay evi
dence, and pass judgment upon one charged
with a crime. The arrogant assumption of
such a tribunal is equaled only by tho fu
tility of its attempts. * * *
It matters not how heinous the offense
charged, or how degraded the, offender, no
circumstances can alter the unalterable rule
that it is the sole and exclusive province of
court, jury and counsel to conduct the trial
of alleged criminals, and reach a decision.
Any attempted interference with the exer
cise of these duties by the press is presump
tuous, unwarrantable, and often productive
of a great wrong. Many egregious
blunders made by this “infallible”
court might bo cited, but one will
suffice for the present purpose. In the
summer of 1883 Mrs. Carlton, of Boston,
was brutally murdered, and Roger Amero
was charged with the crime; extradition
proceedings were instituted to bring the ac
cusal from Nova Scotia. The justice lief ore
whom the proceedings were held was of the
opinion that the evidence was insufficient,
but yielded to the force of public opinion
and the clamor of the press. Amero was
taken to Boston and imprisoned. For
days the columns of the press
teemed with “evidence” against the accusal,
the shrewdness of the detectives was
praised, and the speedy Conviction and exe
cution of the accused demanded. After a
six months’ imprisonment Amero was re
leased upon the statement of the prosecuting
attorney that there was no evidence upon
which a trial, much less a conviction, could
be had. Then the opinion of the “infallible”
court was reversal, and so great was the
sense of the wrong committed against the
accused that a bill for ooimionsat.ion to him
was introduced in the "Legislature, and
barely defeated upon the sole ground that it
would be a bad precedent.
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zonwetas analyzed. It ia tin: moat perfect denti
frice I have ever iwpn.”
_Froni 11)111. thus. P. Johnson. Ex. I.t.
Cot. of Mo. -‘‘Kunwrtan cleanse* die leelti tlinr
ctißlily, la delicate, convenient, very pleaaant, and
leave* no ftrr taste. Soui nr Ainnuioours.
I’rtoc, 35 cents.
Jnnxaox A .lonaso*, 23 Cedar St., N. T.
For sale lip I,II’PHAN BROS., Lliipmaa’S
cancer, ss/ yfrrs
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wonderful ff UliWUlßp
remedy, ff m
J)K V GOODS.
E CKSTE IN’S!
The Old Established and Reliable Wholesale
and Retail Dry Goods House.
SILKS, SILKS, SILKS.
r it is a little out of season to sell Silks, and that is why we are ofl’ering such an oxtronrdi
-1 nary inducement We have an immense stock of Fine Hilkt that we are anxious to clear out
before the fall season poods arrive. We have, therefore, arranged for salo in one great lot about
5,000 yards of Silk, in black and colors, all reliable makes, in first class condition, and offer the
choice of the lot at 75c. yard. This is a tremendous bargain.
r hi te Kmbroidered ltobeN
In elegant and fashionable designs, the largest stock in the city, from f 1 75 up.
Two Great Drives in Embroideries.
150 pieces from 1-inch to 4-inch wide at 1214 c. 200 pieces from 3-inch to 6-inch wide at 25c.
LACE FLOUNCINGS and ALL OVER LACK Si tip.
WHITE and COLORED TRIMMING LACES to match 10c. up.
Fine White Goods and novelties in Plaid*, Stripes and Checked Lace Effects
Fine Checked and Plaid Nainsook yard,
bargains in Plain White and Tinted Muslins.
There will 1 >** a rush fur those l euses of Bleached Shirtings, yard wide, yard
Wr* sell only the host brands of line Printed Lawns, new patterns, sc. yard. They are the
cheajH'st goods in the city; no trash.
All the best brands of Calico at sc, yard. Seersuckers, Ginghams and Shirting Cambric.
The balance of the great sale of Leather Goods marked at still lower prices to close out.
Great HANPKERt 'HIKF sale going on—sc., 10k*..
Mosquito Nets and Canopies ivody tor use 76c. up. Nets all colors 40c. piece.
Another drive in Towels at 12f^c.
| ’ REMEMBER our advertisement w ill not disappoint you. We have the goods all the week.
ECK STE IN
DOWN 'T I I K Y (GO.
MATTINGS AT REDUCED PRICES
AT LINDSAY &, MORGAN’S.
IN order to close out our Summer Stock we are selling STRAW MATTING AT VERY LOW
PRICES. M<)SQUITO NETS, REFRIGERATORS, BABY CARRIAGES, and all other season
MARKED DOWN TO PANIC PRICES.
BODY BRUSSELS CARPETS at NINETY CENTS A YARD.
Rheumatism and Neuralgia Kept Off by Using Glass Bed Rollers.
Our General Stock la Complete. Call on us Eurly,
LINDSAY & MORGAN.
100 and 171 Rronghton Street,
KEHOE’S IRON WORKS,
Broughton Street, from Reynolds to Randolph Streets,
Sa-vannali, - - Georgia.
CASTING OP ALL KINDS AT LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES.
THE RAPIDLY INCREASING DEMAND FOR OUR
SUGAR MILLS AND PANS
m W ITAS induced us to manufacture them on a more extensive scale than
VvMfP 1 I ever. To that end no palim or expense lias been spared to maintain
HP their HIGH BTANAKD < F EXCELLENCE.
■j These Mills are of Hie BEST MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP, with
Hi heavy WROUGHT IRON SHAFTS (made long to pievent danger to the
Jgj operator), and rollers of the best charcoal pig iron, all turned up true.
They are heavy, strong and durable, run light and even, und are guaran
teedcapoble of grinding tin heaviest fully Matured
WE GUARANTEE OUR PRICES TO BE AS LOW AS ANY OFFERED.
A Large Stock Always on Hand for Prompt Delivery.
"Win. Kehoe <Sr Cos.
N. B.—Tlie name " KKlir IK'S IRON WORKS ' is east on all our Mills and Pans. .
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, ETC.
Vale Royal Manufacturing Go.
MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN
fell, Hours, Ns, Mantels, Pew Ends,
And Interior Finluh of all kinds, Moulding*, Bahwtem, Newel Post*. Estimaten, Price Lists, Mould
ing Books, and any information in our line furnished on application. Cypress, Yellow Pine, Oak,
Asn and Walnut LUMBER on hand and in any quantity, furnished promptly.
VALE ROYAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Savannah, Ga
1 NDKUTAK Lit.
'~ v wT I>. DIXO N\
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Bull street. Residence 59 Liberty street.
Bacon, Johnson & Cos.
Have a fine stock of
Oak, Pine, Lightwood and Kindling,
Corner Liberty and East Broad street*.
PK OF. H AWKFS^
YlflTH another expert Oculist, will lie at
' Butler’s Pharmacy for a few days, where
HAWKKS' CRYSTALLIZED LENSES can bo
had. All Eye? fitted.
COE. BULL AND CONGRESS STREETS.
RUSTLESS IRON PIPE.
EQUAL TO GALVANIZED PIPE, AT
MUCH LESS PRICE.
Weed & Cornwell.
Office Health Officer, I
Savannah, Ga., May 1, 188? f
From and after MAY Ist, 1887, the city ordi
nance which specifies the Quarantine require
ments to be observed at the port of Savannah,
Georgia, for period of time (annually) from Mav
Ist to November Ist, will be most rigidly eu
Merchants and all other parties interested
will be supplied with printed copies of the Quar
antine Ordinance upon application to offleo of
From and after this date and until further no
tice all steamships and vessels from South
America, Central America, Mexico, West Indies,
Sicily, ports of Italy south of 40 degs. North
latitude. and coast of Africa beweea
in dogs. North and 14 degs. South latitude,
direct or via American port will bo sub
jected to close Quarantine and be required
to report at the Quarantine Station and bo
treated as being from infected or susiiecusl
ports or localities. Captains of these vessels
will have to remain at Quarantine Station until
their vessels are relieved.
All steamers and vessels from foreign porta
not included above, direct or via Americas
ports, whether seeking, chartered or otherwise,
w ill is' required to remain in quarantine until
boarded and passed by tho Quarantine Officer.
Neither the Captain* nor any one on hoard of
such vessels will Ite allowed to come to the city
until the vessels are inspected and passed by tho
As ports or localities not herein enumerated
are reported unhealthy to tho Sanitary Authori
ties, Quarantine restrictions against same will
be enforced without further publication.
The quarantine regulation requiring tho hying
of the quarantine flag on vessels subjected to
detention or inspection will be rigidly enforced.
J. T. MCFARLAND. M. I)., Health Officer.
An Ordinance to amend article LX. of the Sa
vannah City Code, adopted Feb. 16, 1870, so as
to require all occupants of houses, merchants,
shop lice] sirs, grocers and tradesmen occupying
premises to which no yards are attached to
keen within their primuses a box or barrel of
sufficient size, in which shall be deposited all
offal, tilth, rubbish, dirt and other matter gen
erated In said premises, or to put such box of
barrel in tho streets or lanes under conditions
Suction 1. Belt ordained by tho Mayor and
Aldermen of the city of Savannah in Council
assembled, and It is hereby ordained by tha
authority of the same, That section 2 of said
article Is* amended so as to read as follows: Tha
owners, tenants or occupiers of houses having
yards or enclosures, ami all occupants of houses,
all merchants, shopkeepers, grocers and trades
men occupying premises to which no yards ara
attached shall keep within their yards or
premises a box or barrel of sufficient size, in
which shall lie deposited all the offal, lllth, rub
bish, flirt aud other matter generated in said
building and enclosure, and the said filth of every
description as aforesaid shall he placed in said
box or barrel, from the tirsi. day of April to tha
first day of November, before the hour of 7
o'clock a. m.,and from the first day of November
(inclusive) to tho lasi day of March (inclusive)
before the hour of H o’clock a. m., and such mat
ter so placed shall Is; dully removed (Sundays
excepted) by the euiierintandent, to
such places two miles at least
without the city as shall lie designated by tha
Mayor or a majority, of the Street and tone
Committee. And It shall lie unlawful to any
occupant of a house, merchant, shopkeeper,
grocer or tradesman to sweep into or to deposit
in any street or lane of this city any paper,
trash, or rubbish of any kind whatsoever, but
the same shall bo kept in boxes or barrels aa
hereinbefore provided, for removal by the scav
enger of the city. Any person not having a yard
may put the box or barrel containing the offal,
rubbish, etc., in the street or lane for removal
by the scavengar, provided the I six or barrel so
put in the street or lane shall lie of such char
acter and size as to securely keep the offal, rub
bish, etc., from getting Into the street or lane.
And any person other than the owner or scaven
ger Interfering with or troubling the box or bar
rel so put In the street or lane shall txi punished
on conviction thereof in the police court by fine
not exceeding fib) or imprisonment not exceed
ing thirty days, cither or both In the discretion
of officer presiding in said court.
Ordinance passed in Council June Ist. 18W.
UUFU.S E. LEBTER, Mayor.
Attest : Frank E. Rebarbk. Clerk of Council
City Marshal s Office, i
Savannah, April Md, 1887. j
r I 'HE City Treasurer has placed in my hands
1 Iti'ul Estate Executions forlHKts, Privy Vault
Executions for 1886, Stock in Trade and other
personal property executions for IHNB, and Spe
cific or License Tax Executions fur 1887, com
manding me to make the money on said writ*
by levy anil saleiif the defendants’ property or
by other luwful means. I hereby notify all per
sons in default that the tax and revenue ordi
nance will be promptly enforced If puyment is
not made at my office without delay.
Office hours from 11 a. m. to 2 e. M.
Rout j. wade,
Office Health Officer, I
Savannah, April sth, 1887. j
Notice is hereby given tliut the Quaruntlna
Officer is Instructed not to deliver letters to ves
sels which are not subjected to quarantine de
tention. unless the name of consignee and state
ment that the vessel Is ordered to some other
port appears upon the face of the envelope.
This order Is mode necessary in consequence of
the enormous bulk of drumming letters sent to
the station for vessels which are to arrive.
j. t. McFarland, m. and..
Office Health Officer, (,
Savannah, March goth, 1887. |
Pilots of the Port of Savannah arc informed
that the Haiielo Quarantine Station will be open
ed on APRIL Ist. 1887.
Sjsieial attention of tho Pilots Is directed to
sections Nos. 3d uud 14th, Quarantine Itegula ■
Most rigid enforcement of quarantine regula
tions will bo maintained by the Health authori
ties. j. t. McFarland, m and..
KAIL ROAD BONDS.
The undersigned offers for sale at par ex-July
Coupon $.700,000 of the MARIETTA AND
NORTH GEORGIA RAILWAY COMPANY’S
FIRST MORTGAGE 6 PER CENT. FIFTY
YEAR BONDS, in multiples of $l,OOO to suit
rpiIKSE bonds can be safely taken by inves
-1 tors as a reliable 6 per cent, security, which
will, in all probability, advance to 15 points
above par within the next three or four years,
as thin road will traverse a country unsurpassed
for mineral wealth, for climate, for scenery, for
agricultural purposes, and for attractiveness to
The company bos mortgaged its franchise and
entire line of railroad, built und to be built, and
all its other property, to tho Boston Safe Deposit
and Trust Company to secure its Issue of 50-year
6 [B*r cent, bonds These bonds will be issued as
the rate of about $17,000 per mile, on a line ex
tending from Atlanta. Ga., to Knoxville, Tenn.
A sinking fund is provided for their redemption.
It will lie one of the best paying roads m tho
South. It will tie of standard gauge aud will
develop a region of country extending from
Middle Georgia, through North Carolina to
Knoxville, Teuri., where It will connect with
lines leading to Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis
The road Is now completed to Murphy, N. C.,
and is to be pushed on to Knoxville us fast as
the nature of the country will permit. The high
financial standing aud energy of the men prin
cipally Interested In it sufficiently guarantees Its
Further information will be furnished upon
application to A. L. HARTRIDGE, Savaunah,
Ga , or to BOODY, McLELLAN & CO., 57
Broadway, New York.
I ROM WORKS.
KcMoigi k Ballaitm
Machinists, Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths,
STATIONARY and PORTABLE
VERTICAL ami TOP-RUNNING CORN
HILLS, SUGAR MILLS and PANS.
AGENTS for Alert and Union Injectors, tha
stoniest and most effective on the market;
Gullett Light Draft Magnolia Cotton Gin. tha
best in the market.
All orders promptly attended to. Send for
16 YEARS KHTAHLJMHKD.
Gk S. PALMER,
Wholesale Commission Merchant.
SOUTHERN PRODUCE A SPECIALTY.
180 lieade Street, New York.
Consign menu solicited and returns maua
promptly. Stencils and Market repoixa furnished
Repkkkncss: Chatham Notional Bank, Thnr
br. Why land St Cos., Now York Also, Banka
and established Produce Moreiututs of Now
York, t'h'Uiistoliur'k* ' '.wiADGni'kißwten.