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Morning News Building, Savannah, Ga.
FRIDAY. JULY 8. 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings—Evergreen Cemetery of Ilona ven
Speci at. Notices—Chatham Real Estate and
Grand Sunday Excursion to Beaufort—
St tamer Pope Gatlin.
Cheap Column Advertisements For Rent;
For Sale; Ixi-st; Summer Resorts; Miscellaneous
Railroad Schedule—City and Suburban
Steamship Schedule— Ocean Steamship Cos.
Desirable Property for Sale —B K. Mims
or .John Cooper
Summer Resorts— The Sweet Water Park
Hotel, at Salt Springs, Ga.
Auction Sales— Sundries, by I. D. Laßoche's
The Morning- News for the Summer.
Persons leaving the city for the summer
can have the Mousing News forwarded by
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ness Office. Special attention will he given
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to forward papers by the most direct and
When New Yorkers have nothing else to
do they talk of building another monument.
Talk is cheap, hut monuments cost money.
Nobody knows better than the politician
that it will novor do to trust the man who
says: “I w r ill not be a candidate for re
The statement is made that a girl in Wis
consin has horns on her forehead. If it be
true, she ought to have no difficulty in hook
Boston’s champion base ball club lost two
games on the Fourth of July. The Bos
tonians are beginning to think that Kelly is
not quite as big a man as Huliivan.
If the buildings of the State University
need repairs they should have them as
quickly as possible. There is no economy
in letting the State's property go to ruin.
In Chattanooga the other day, Mr. Oliver
King and Miss Hattie Bryson were married
standing on platform scales in a store. Per
haps scales never before held such a weight
At San Luis Potosi, Mex., two American
girls have been licensed as telegraph opera
tors. They will be something more than a
seven days’ wonder to the people of that
The General Assembly has already been
askoil to charter more railroads. Is there a
scheme on foot to speculate in such charters!
If there is, the General Assembly ought to
nip it in the bud.
A good indication of the prosperity of the
country is found in the fact that the St.
Paul is the only railroad of any consequence
that reports u decrease in earnings for tho
last week in June.
Why a young man will leave his home ou
the farm, where he has plenty and is his
own master, ami come to the city to slave
in a dry goods store at si!o a month, is one
of the unsolved problems.
Ex-Gov. Bullock is in the North posing
as a humorist Ho tells the newspapers that
the Republicans ought to nominate Ruther
ford B. Hayes for the Presidency. The ex-
Governor's humor is extremely funny.
The members of the General Assembly
seeui to be unanimous on at least one sub
ieet, and that is that the summer session
trill be a long one. It remains to bo seen
Whether the results will justify a long ses
Alabama is looking forward to a revival
of her booms in the fall, when the present
fine crop prospects are realized. In (leorgia
crop prospects arc are also fine, and if they
are realized all classes of business ought to
In Brooklyn, last week, the sun was mur
derous in its work. The number of deaths
was 520, nearly double the number for the
corresponding wqpk lust year. The number
of victims under 5 years of age was :isi>.
People who live in the country huvo reason
to congratulate themselves in view of this
fearful record of mortality in a city.
The Washington Post thinks that “the
oldest books on record would seem to bo
volumes of water,” and the Boston Post
declares that “volumes of sound cun claim an
earlier origin than volumes of water."
Volumes of wind are more ancient still, and,
what is more, are likely to last us long as the
Congressional Record continues to lx- pub
lished for the benefit of aspiring statesmen,
A momber of the Grand Army of the Re
public said in Cincinnati, the other day:
“The Democratic members of tho Grand
Army of the Republic would do well not to
go to Bt. Louis in October if they don’t
want, their feelings hurt" If this particular
lnomlier is authority, there seems to be a de
termination to make the Grand Army
of the Republic a Republican political ma
This country is soon to ho honored with
the presence of more royalty, but this timo
it is royulty at, second hand. His Ilovul
Highness Princ# Devomongs Varoprakar
will sail from London for Now York in a
few days 11,. j R a brother of tho King of
Hium. whom he represented at Queou Vlc
" J u, *Uoo. He is a gentleman of color,
ot the hue to which the U. A. R.
The President and the Grand Army.
The letter of the President to the Mnyor
! of Bt. Louis, recalling his acceptance of the
invitation of the citizens of that city to be
present there in October during the encamp
ment of the Grand Ai iny of the Republic,
can hardly fail to create something of a sen
sation throughout tho country. That the
chief executive of the nation, a Northern
man, is prevented from visiting one of the
large cities of the Union by 'hostile expres
sions of ex-Union soldiers, indicates a very
remarkable condition of affairs.
There are some, doubtless, who will con
demn the President for declining to go to
St. Louis, but the great majority of the
people, after reading his letter carefully,
and considering it in all its bearings, will
admit that the course ho bus adopted
is the right one. If he cannot feel assured
of such a reception as the President is
entitled to it is clearly his duty to remain
away. It would lx* a great scandal, that
would cause shame and indignation in this
country and might not be without its direct
in foreign countries, for him to lie hooted
at and greeted with opprobrious epithets by
those who once formed a part of the Union
armies. It is probable that he would lx> in
no danger of attacks upon his life, but who
can say with any absolute certainty that he
would not. In a great gather
ing, such as there will lie at Bt.
Louis, there aro always violent
and reckless i>ersons who need only a little*
encouragement, to do some desperate deed,
and, from the tone of some of the recent
utterances of not a few members of the
Grand Army, there is reason to think that
such encouragement would not be wanting.
This hostility of the Grand Army to the
President must be regarded as very remark
able ill view of the fact that no One of liis
predecessors was more popular than he
is, if, indeed, any one of them
was so popular. Even extreme Republicans
do not hesitate to say that he is sincere and
honest, and that, ho is giving the country a
very able, economical and satisfactory ad
ministration. How is it then that he has
incurred the bitter enmity of tho members
of the Grand Army i In their eyes he is
guilty of two offenses. He vetoed tho de
pendent |iension bill, which was passed by
the last < ’ongress, and he signed the order
for the return of the battle flags. It is safe
to say that the vast majority of the people
approved of his veto of that bill. Some of
the ablest of the Republican organs openly
commended it. The sentiment, was then,
and is now, that the pension burden is
heavy enough, and that existing laws pro
vide pensions for all who are deserving of
them. The pension claim agents at Wash
ington, however, are determined to have an
other chance ut the Treasury, and they
have worked up a strong sentiment in the
Grand Army posts in favor of another pen
sion hill which will call for hundreds of mil
lions more of the public money.
The order relative to the battleflags was a
matter of very smull importance. Tho Presi
dent had no other object in view when he
signed it than the strengthening of the fra
ternal feeling between the sections. When
he found that there was opposition to it, and
that he hail exceeded his authority, he cheer
fully rescinded it.
There has been no time since tho close of
tho war when the President could not have
visited the South with perfect safety and
the assurance of courteous treatment. If
President Grant had come to any Southern
city during the darkest (lays of the recon
struction period, when Federal buyonets
were upholding the corrupt carpetbag gov
eraments, he would have witnessed no signs
of disrespect. There would have been no
display of enthusiasm, but a due regard for
his great office would have booen exhibited.
It is u question which will arrest the at
tention of thinking tnen whether the Grand
Army of the Republic promises good to the
country. It is largely composed of sincere
and patriotic men, hut there are those in it
who seem determined to use it for political
purposes. That it influences national legis
lation there is no doubt, and that it
now aims to coerce the President into disre
garding his oath of office there is every rea
son to believe. If it had been suggested a
decade ago that this Grand Army organiza
tion would, by Its hostilo attitude, prevent
the Chief Magistrate of the nation from
visiting one of the groat cities of the coun
try the suggestion would have been received
with incredulity. And yet, that very thing
has hnp}N-ned. What may he expected in
the future from this Grand Army organiza
The Governor’s Special Message.
In the special message which the Governor
sent to the Legislature yesterday several im
portant subjects are dealt with. The two
most iuqiortant ones, however, are the West
ern and Atlantic Railroad lease, and the ne
cessity for a Commission of Pardons.
The Governor punts out that while tho
lease of the Western and Atlantic will not
expire until after the mooting of the next
Legislature, it will expire before there will
be time for that Legislature to de
termine upon the proper course to
pursue with regard to it. He thinks,
therefore, that the present Legisla
ture ought to decide what shall be done
with the road at tho expiration of tho least*.
His view is the correct one.
That tho Governor ought to have assist
ance in considering the applications for
partlbns, reprieves aud commutations of
sentences there is no doubt. When Gov.
Gordon ernno into office he found GOO of
such applications awaiting action. If he
had given his whole time to considering
them lie could uot have disposed of all of
them inside of several months. Filed with
these applications arc letters, rceominenda
tnuis and statements of errors or new evi
dence. To go through those docu
ments conscientiously takes a great deal of
time* and requires an immense amount of
work—more ill fact thun tho Governor
can give to them and attend
to ids other duties. All the
applications ought to bo attended
to promptly. If a person who is resting
under the sentence of n court be innocent
be is entitled to his freedom ut the earliest
possible moment. There ought, therefore,
to be a commission to dispose of these ap
plications, and if tho Legislature looks at
tho matter in tho right light it will agree
that there ought to bo.
Senator Morgan seems alrady to have
brought tho little clique of protectionists
in Alabama to their senses. They are not
now claiming that “protection principles
are about to capture tho State.” Senator
Morgan has reason and justice on his side,
and the silence of the protectionists is there
fore not to bo wondered at.
When President Cleveland visits Georgia
it is expected that he will remain several
days. It is to bo hoped that he will find time
to visit all the leuding cities of tho State.
Savannah would give him an old-fashioned
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1887.
The Rice Market.
Borne days ago the Morning News pub
lished a statement respecting the rice mar
ket of this city which tended to put Dan
Talmage’s Sons & Cos., of Now York, in the
position Of trying to bear it. They replied,
denying the statement so far as it referred
to them. It seems that at New Orleans as
well as here there is complaint of Dan Tal
mago’s Sons & Cos., and the Produce Ex
change of that city has published a
circular showing statistical inaccu
racies in the rice reports of that
firm. The New Orleans States, com
menting on the showing made by the
Produce Exchange, says: “The injury suf
fered by our rice trade through the medium
of false reports for a number of seasons past
has resulted almost exclusively from the
efforts of one firm—that of Dan Tutelage's
Sons & Cos., of Now York. Through its
connection in this city, it has been enabled
to manufacture reports of crops, stocks and
conditions, always favorable to its position
in tho market, which were scattered broad
cast through tho interior, and printed in
such papers ns the New York Shipping
hist and tho American Grocer to tho ma
terial injury of the heavy planting interests
in this State and the trade of our city.”
We do not want to do Dan Tutelage’s
Hons & Cos. or any other dealer in idee an
injury, but we would like at all times to
have only the truth, as near as it can be
obtained, published. One of the things to
which exception was taken here Was the
publication about the middle of
June of a statement in the
.Journal of Commerce, that the weevil and
worm had appeared in Southern rico. This
statement Dan Tutelage’s Sons & Cos., en
dorsed. The Board of Trade here author
ized a statement to lie made that the rice in
this market was free from the weevil and
the worm. Of the offer to publish the source
of Dan Talmage’s Sons & Co’s., informa
tion, respecting tho uppearance of the
weevil and worm, no notice was ever taken.
Tlie inference, therefore, that the informa
tion came from no reliable source, and that
the report about the weevil and worm was
] nit out for speculative purposes, was justi
Southern rice dealers and planters are
beginning to look after the interests of their
own market, and it is well that they are, for
if they do not protect it, it will he manip
ulated for speculative purposes by those
whose only interest is to make it serve their
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Herald says that Col. William
It. Morrison, of Illinois, has already tired of
the monotony of his interstate commerce
duties. Ua finds them dull and not at all
to his taste. Ho misses the excitement and
hustle of political life. A dose friend of
Col. Morrison's is quoted as saying that it is
the latter’s intention to re-enter politics
next year. Ho has decided lieyond all
question to contest for his old seat in Con
gress in 1888. He believes, further, that he
can be elected. lie says it was not his auti
protoction principles that defeated him in
1 soul. It was the apathy of certain Demo
crats in his dist rict who were dissatisfied on
account of the distribution of patronage.
Those men stayed away from tho polls and
allowed the eloction to go by default . Since
theii they have seen tho error of their politi
cal way, and have assured the Colonel that
in the event of his making tho race ugain
they will give him an enthusiastic support.
Tho Colonel believes in the sincerity of these
promises, and feels confident of carrying his
district next year by a round majority.
Col. Morrison is a sound Democrat , and the
country would bo benefited by his presence
In reply to the notice of excommunica
tion, Dr. McGlynn says: “My case is pretty
near the same as that of Galileo, and I will
not give up my ideas. I will never recall
what I have said. I deny tho right of the
Roman Catholic church to prohibit me to
teach my principles and land theories. I
have not taught any doctrine against the
rules of the church. I am to-day just as
good a Catholic as the Pope himself, I be
hove in all the teachings aud sacraments of
the church, but I do not believe that the
Pope lias any right to prohibit the teachings
of my land theories. The church has not
only in my case interfered a great deal with
my proper and inalienable rights, but in a
good many other cases, as for example, in
tho septeunato question in the Gorman
Reichstag and in the special mission of Mgrs.
l’ersico and Uauldi in Ireland, though there
are plenty of good and reliable prelates hi
the Irish church that are perfectly able to
give tho information.” It seems that if the
doctor does not desire to figure as the second
Luther he has an ambition to bo regarded
as the second Galileo.
E. L. Harper, the dishonest Vice Presi
dent of the defunct Fidelity Bank, of Cin
cinnati, has found at least one friend. His
name is John L. McDonough, and ho is con
fined in the Longview Insano Asylum. He
once traveled for Harper. Learning of his
old employer's trouble and his inability to
give the $2i)0,000 bond required, caused his
insanity to take a peculiar form. He imagines
that he is worth $ti00,0:)0,0iK), gmd he talks
of nothing but “Poor Harper I Poor Harp
er!” He walks aliout his cell saying:
“Well, l won’t go hack on my old employ
er, I’ll go on his bond. Here, Mr. Judge,
put down my name, I’ll sign tho bond. I
don’t care how big it is.” The wages of
Harper’s sin is worse than death. He is
deserted by all his friends but one, and that
one is a helpless lunatic.
According to the New York Star, when
the cablegram from Home announcing the
excommunication of Dr. McGlynn was
shown to Henry George ho said it was the
most outrageous piece of interference in
American polities, and that Dr. McGlynn
would never buck down from liis position:
that it would not budge the Catholics of
New York; that the Holy See was seeking
to regain its temporal power; that the Pope
had power to excommunicato delinquents
only, and that Dr, McGlynn would live and
die a Catholic and a priest of tho Catholic
church, the excommunication of Rome to
the contrary notwithstanding. George
talks tvs if he mount to usurp the powers of
The average Republican organ is so con
stituted that it cannot he fair, and it isn't
often that it can bo truthful. R(>ferring to
the recent decision of tho Atlanta Board of
Education to employ none but negro
teachers for negro schools, one of tho organs
doelures that Atlanta will allow no uogro
teachers in her white schools. How many
negro teachers aro allowed in white schools
anywhere else in tho country :
Dr. E. S. Standlford, of Louisville* an
ex-Cougrcssman and an ex-President of the
Louisville and Nashville railroad, has just
married for tho third time. Although an
old man, tho doctor had no desire to be an
Whore the Man Seeks tho Offlco.
From, the Boston Glohe (Beni.)
In this way many of the Southern States
I choose their Governors. It is not the Massu
! chusetts plan, but its exclusion from Guberna
; toriul politics of the don't-want the-place, and
let-the-ortlcc seek-lliciiiun cunt, ami of sneak
ing tactics generally, as well as its exclusion
from the Governorship of unrepresentative
men, are strong polnls in Its favor.
Mr. Cable’s New Work.
From the Washington Past (l)em.)
George Vi. (fable is about to settle down as a
Bible class teacher in Boston, liis Southern
friends will wish him success In his new role,
and will not complain if lie sees (it never to
leave it. There Is no particular room in it,
however, for exaggeration nr romance, a strict
regard for its requirements compelling a some
what conscientious adherence to the exact
Georgia’s Colonial Records.
Prom the Poston Advertiser (Rep.)
For it would indeed be a mockery for Geor
gians to talk with honest enthusiasm of the
Commonwealth which they delight in, and yet
to permit papers of such historical value to be
exposed to injury while waiting for the legisla
ture to embody them in a convenient and lasting
form. These manuscript volumes so long as
they remain thus imperilled are a protest against
a declaration of affection for a State, which is
not accompanied by u generous care for the
Now York United.
From the Boston Herald (Bid.)
The opponents of President Cleveland's nomi
nation as the candidate of the Democratic party
have about thrown up the sponge in New York,
and Gov. Hill, who is a shrewd politician, ami
has, therefore, never sought the position for
himself, is said to be in full agreement on the
point It is fortunate for Mr. Charles A. Dana
that this intelligence will find him in Europe.
In connection with the protracted hot weather
it would have been too much for him here.
There still remains to him the privilege of
prophesying Mr. Cleveland's defeat, however, in
which role, it will be remembered, he much dis
tinguished himself three years ago.
We haven't any kings aud queens in this coun
try. We have bosses. —Syracuse Herald.
Bystander Doctor, what do you think of this
Doctor Humph! Two of them are undoubt
edly fatal, but as for the rest of them time alone
can toll.— Texas Siftings.
“Life has been for me a succession of sad
blows, said Mr. Breather
“Ah!" said the new pastor, sympathetically.
“Yes, indeed,” replied the parishioner ‘l've
had the asthma twenty-two years."— Burdette.
“There's some cloud resting on Squander.
Every lime I meet him he is gloomier than be
fore. He must owe a lot of money.”
' That isn’t what troubles him, though. It's
because he can't owe any more."— Town Topics.
A German was passing along Broadway the
other day when one end of an overhanging sign
came loose and struck him on the head. “Oh,
I’m dead,” exclaimed the man: but when he
found he was still alive he added, “If dot had
kilt me I would heff sued the owner.”— JSyack
The Houston Age does not appear pleased at
the fact that Galveston got aw ay with the grand
prize in the baby show at Houston. It says:
‘‘One of the judges, with not a hair between the
summit of his cranium and heaven, insisted that
a baby at 0 months old ought to have a luxuriant
head of hair.” —Galveston Pews.
Mistress—Nora. I would like to have you
wear this cap.
Nora' O'Dowrl—A cap is it? A cap you're
wantin' me to wear? One uv thirn things foike a
doily shtuck on the top uv me head! Share the
nixt thing you'd be axin’ me to be coachman for
the baby; I'd as lave lie drivin' a pig to the
market wid a rope to his leg as to do the loikes
o' that."—Harper's Bazar.
Recently, a Boston lady who is visiting a
friend at a pleasant town not far from Augusta,
had occasion to drive to the capital city in quest
of some thin stockings, which would enable her
to break iu a tiair of new' shoes. Entering a
store she asked for stockings and then inquired
"Have you any chiropodists here?”
"No, ma'am,'* replied the clerk regretfully,
“but I can show you some very nice ones in lisle
thread and balbriggan." She bought —Lems
ton (Me. ) Journal.
Poet, reading a newsiiaper—On the wall of
the house where Shakespeare lived a tablet has
Friend—O, yes, it frequently happens that a
tablet marks the room where a great poet lived.
Poet, sighing—l hope that somebody will do
as much tor me when I am dead and gone.
Friend—l've no doubt of it.
Poet—Do you really think so?
Friend— Indeed I do.
Poet—And what inscription do you suppose
there will be on the tablet ?
Friend—Room to Rent.— Texas Siftings.
He sings of the light
Of the light of love
That shines in his lady's eyes,
A light as bright
As the light above
That gladdens the summer skies.
If the eyes of my love
Such a light displayed,
On the earth I’d know no cares;
But they don't by Jove,
She’s a Boston maid
And a jiair of goggles wears.
Bi-fealo Bn.t, is just 40 years of age.
Pixev says actors who please the women are
Robert Garrett has postponed his trip to
Europe ill color to perfect certain railroad
Mr. Parnell docs not improve in health, and
it is now said that he is suffering from cancer of
Rev. Hron O. Pentecost, the new Georgite
apostle, says: "There is not much use trusting
God when a few- men own the earth.”
Word comes of the death of Gabriel Sylvester
Chouteau, of St Louis, second son of the
founder of that city. He was its years old,
J. W. Lonolby, Attorney General of Nova
Scotia, iB an ardent advocate of a commer
cial union of the Dominion and the United
Sarah Bernhardt is said to have had sufficient
faith in the future of Chicago to invest $18,500 in
real estate in that city during ber recent engage
The anti-Beecher faction in Plymouth church
prououui e the minor that Mrs. Stowe's sou is to
succeed Mr. Beecher "a delightful little bit of
rot," whutever that may be.
The New York Herald says Gen. Fairchild
has been running his palsy factory night and
day with the hope of throwing curses around
promiscuously. Now they are a drug ou the
Rev. E. Walpole Warren, the new- rector of
Holy Trinity, New York, who lias been "called"
from England, is the son of the author of "Tea
Thousand a Year," the legal novelwhich caused
such a sensation some years ago.
Miss Alice Freeman. President of Wellesley
College, has received 580 applications from
young womeu w ishing to enter Wellesley next
year. There are omy ltK) places possible at
present. Miss Freeman will only lie absent one
week during the summer from the college.
Miss Van Zandt charged $BO each for the
tickets to the private concert she gave in Paris
for the benefit of the Opera Comique lire suf
ferers That is the highest price ever paid for
admission fo a concert in Paris, but enough peo
ple paid It to crowd the large rooms.
The Empress Elizabeth of Austria has joined
fhe band of royal authors While visiting
Mahudia she went to the summit of thejieak
called in her honor. Elizabethon Hohe, and was
on the spot inspired to write a poem on the
smallness and vanity of earthly dignities..
The Bishop of Ossory, who has composed a
hymn for file Queen's jubilee, won a prize for a
poem ou the Queen's accession in 183?. It Is told
that on that occasion, eager to learn the result
of his effort, he rushed Into the presence of the
dons without his cap and gown, for which breach
of discipline he was lined at the very moment of
hearing of his triumph.
Mrs. James Brown Potter has beeu drawing
good houses at the Gaiety Theatre since the first
nigh' of her second engagement in London. In
spite of the weakness of the play, the audiences
have Us'n enthusiastic The merits and demerits
of her acting are warmly discussed in London
society, (.'lenient Scott Is most fluttering tn his
nralso of her ability, if the plucky woman could
but tlud a suitable plav, she might win very
One of Gen. Grant s best answers to any ques
tion wusbls reply to William M. Evarts. who, In
speaking about Mr Beecher, asked: "Why is it,
General, that a little fault in a clergyman at
tracts more notice than a great fault lii an ordl
nury man?" "Perhaps, said the General,
thought fully, "it is for the same reason that a
slight shadow paaaslug over the pure snow is
more readily seen than a river of dirt ou the
HE PAINTED A SPARROW.
The Ittt3caliy Trick of a Small Boy In
From the Cleveland Press.
Alas: how oft, oven in the everyday walks of
life, do men chase what appears to be the bright
sunbeam of success, only to find in the end that
they have been hustling after an ignis fatuus
with spring bottom pants and a turned paper
collar, or, mayhap, a book agent with an in
gn >wiug book' This gloomy fact was well illus
trated on St. Clair street the other day. On
that thoroughfare lives a small boy whose d< twn
ward career would bring the blush of shame to
the cheek of a toboggan slide.
He Is said to have expressed a iirrn conviction
in favor of open saloons on Sunday, and has
4.000 freckles, each one more prominent than
trie other. The large freckles appear to be tied
on, and hang from his unwiped nasal organ anti
cheek bones noth singly and in clusters. Besides
his firm conviction ana freckles he also had a
sparrow, and thereby hangs a tale. It would
have been more of a tail If the sparrow had been
older and the boy hadn't pulled most of it out.
The boy only seemed to have one redeeming trait
about him. He had an artistic streak in his
composition. But even this seemed misguided
He painted the sparrow a bright yellow, and
allowed it to hop into the street. A little girl
caught sight of it and gave the alarm. Then
the freckle-faced boy laughed until the tears
ran down his cheeks, and he fell off a picket
fence to see seven men, nineteen boys, two old
maids and a water spaniel chase what they sup
posed to be a valuable canary bird up and down
the street and through the busy marts of trade.
The crowd gradually increased, and when the
sparrow sought, in the catch basin at the street
corner, that cessation from worldly troubles
and eternal rest and repost* which must come
to all sooner or later, hundreds crowded around,
and nine policemen rushed pensplringly up to
find out what was the matter. A fate seems to
send a man to tackle every emergency, so in
this case she sent a youthful hero who paled
not before the perils oi the catch basin and the
sewer, but, putting aside ail fear and his black
ing box, went bravely to the rescue. A muffled
shout of triumph came from the catch basin,
and the strong, youthful arms aud still stronger
odor soon brought the rescued to view.
Tenderly he threw the little drowned sparrow
in the gutter and boisterously he wiped the mud
and yellow paint off his hands on the green
sward. Then he simply remarked "rats" and
slided down the street softly whistling‘‘Maid of
Athens, get your haircut, haircut,” while the
crowd said never a word as it tiptoed in seven
teen different directions to fill suddenly remem
bered business engagements, but in each indi
vidual breast there sprung up a wild, almost un
controllable yearning to firmly embrace the boy
who painted that sparrow yellow, and then kick
his vertebra) up through the top of his cranium.
KISSED HER IN THE CORRIDOR.
Capitol Guide Popham’s Misconduct
Under the Great Dome.
Washington Letter in Baltimore Sun.
The recent rumors of the misconduct of Cap
itol Guide Popham led to action by the authori
ties, and yesterday morning Mr. John Popham,
Jr., was confronted at the architect's office of
the capitol by Miss Blanche Wakefield, of An
nandale, Va., who alleges that while guiding
her through the capitol he kissed her in one of
the corridors. Mr. Popham denied the accusa
tion, and Architect Clark and Sergeaut-at-Arms
Leedom sat in judgment on the mutter. The
investigation was involved at t.he cutset with
another matter. It appeared that Miss Wake
field's father had made application on Friday
night to the Guide Popham for S6O, and that
Popham had given Wakefield a bogus cheek.
Miss Wakefield, with indignation, denied
any knowledge of this transaction, and
her father declared that he desired to avoid
publicity, as he understood his daughter's pic
ture would be put in the Police Gazette , and
he asked Popham for st>o as a loan, because he
wanted to visit his dying mother in Ohio aud
hod no money. Miss Wakefield testified that
she, with Miss Minnie Thome, of Piscataway,
Md., visited the capitol a short time ago. ami
that Guides Popham and Boden earae forward
to conduct them. She went with Popham and
Miss Thorne with Boden. Mr. Popham says the
girl said: "Let’s draw straws to see which one
we'll take.” Afterward she and Popham be
came separated from the other two. and Pop
ham suddenly clasped her in his arms and kissed
her. She drew away from him indignantly, and
soon afterward left the capitol with Miss
Thorne. The investigation was adjourned in
order to procure the attendance of Miss Thome
and get ner testimony.
Dainty but Dangerous.
From the Somerville Journal.
Her enchanting little boot
From beneath her jaunty suit
That she knew its witching charm,
Without meaning any harm,
Who could doubt?
Just a single little glance
Filled my life with wild romance—
I w : as caught!
Sparkling eyes and soft, brown hair
Her s was just the beauty rare
I had sought.
So I wooed the charming maid,
First enchanted as I said,
By her boot.
Now, alas: I’m well aware
Boots and tempers seldom are
Built to suit.
For our friendship ripened fast,
And, before a year was past,
We were wed.
Now both boots and other things
Recklessly she often slings
At my head!
The Girl and the Girdle.
4 From the Argonaut.
The girdle has grown to be a monstrous fad
with the girls. This morning, in an elevated
car. I found myself beside an acquaintance who
has some pretense to sociul position. Her slim
figure was encircled by a huge silver girdle, from
one side of which dangled forty-six little chains.
At the end of every chain was a trinket. We fell
to talking about them and I looked them over,
while she chatted aliout the history of every one.
There were fourteen Roman coins, a laleli key,
penholder ease, vinaigrette, skating meilul, but
tonhook, glovc-buttoner. silver address tablet,
tiny silver bonbon box, a corkscrew, a miniature
cimeter, a chatelaine watch, a small oxidized
iron parasol which when opened became a fan.
a bullet with which she had killed a bear ou her
brother's ranch, a card case, a lock of hair in a
locket, two miniatures -one of Herbert Kelcey
with a drooping moustache and the other of Os
mond Tearle with his eyes turned heavenivurd -
a chain purse, a compass, a small paper-cutter,
a dozen odd trinkets of every conceivable shape,
and a double-barrelled dog whistle.
"Where did you collect them all?" I asked.
“Everywhere," said she, with a shrug.
“Don't you find them troublesome?"
“Ob, no; they're vastly useful."
"They supply subjects of conversation to men
who are a little stupid in the morning," she said,
Mrs. Langtry and Her Investments.
From the Halt Ijnke Herald.
The Jersey Lily and her faithful attendant,
Freddy Gehhard, were riding around town yes
terday in an open barouche, the observed of' ail
observers. Mr tlobhard looked as calm and
proprietory as if he had beeu Mr. Langtry him
Ou Tuesday afternoon, the Lily, accompanied
by her business manager, called at the otiice of
Lynch St Kelsey to make some inquiries about
real estate lu this city, the Lily, with her pro
verbial shrewdness, having perceived the sij;uh
of the boom in the air. Yesterday she looked at
one or two properties with llr. Lynch, look
notes, and promised to correspond further re
garding them. J. K. Gillespie, hearing of the
Lily’s leaning toward a Salt Like Investment,
waited on her, and showed her and her mana
ger a piece of property on West Temple street,
with which they appeared much struck, and the
bargain was finally struck at the depot just be
fore the Langtry car rolled out for the West.
(lilies pie says he cannot give the location of the
property or the price at present, as the money
was not paid over, but he regards it as finally
settled and expects to close the matter up by
Women Who Play with the Weed.
From the Albany Journal.
Th." French housekeeper delights in her after
dinner 'cigarette.'' The aenora of Barcelona
loves in the evening to wrap her black orr|>e
around ber bead, and while gently putting tier
long tolxicco cigarette oast heari-thnlling
glances from her balcony above the walks at the
wights below. While the German fran Is fond
of her cigarette, or even cigar, and the Kussiun
wife is not far behind her in her enjovment of
tin- weed, and even the Jupanese, Chinese, Tar
tar, Dutch and Soudanese wives all like to let
tobacco smoke curl from their pretty mouths
toward, the sky, the Italian signora is, perhaiw,
the most passionate fond of the long, thin cigar
of the country called the "Virginia. It is no
uncommon tjight of n summer evening to seen
(Sil ty of ladies sitting in some cool terrace over
looking the sea on the campagna. while the mu
sic of their velvety language keeps time to the
soft splashing of the sea against the rocky
shore, and send rings'of smoke f roni their fra
"An ounce of prevention Is worth a pound of
cure." Use Brown's Ginger. Frederick Drown,
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Fifty beeves and 100 lambs were roasted and
eaten at the barbecue of the National Butchers’
Association at Chicago last week.
Albert Stookey, of Pulaski, Pa., although 72
years of age, recently planted four and seven
eighths acres of ground with one pair of horses
in two days.
A nriovE of hoos at Rockton, 111., attacked a
little son of Fanner Truman, and would have
devoured him if the father and others had not
come to his aid.
Georoe Weaver, of Astoria, 111., struck an
old fox with a bullet so hard that it dropped the
rabbit it -vas carrying and both- loped out of
sight before Ueorge could load again.
A Vermont boy learned to make cider brandy
in his mother's teapot from the information
concerning the “physiological effects of alcohol”
contained in one of his obligatory textbooks.
By order of the supervisors, the historic “Band
Lot” in San Francisco is to be planted *n peace
ful clover. Kearney, the terror, now keeps an
intelligence oHiee for cooks and washerwomen.
Many American ladles in Loudon are said to
be unable to find ready made shoes there small
enough to fit them, the average of the American
being greatly below the average English foot in
A committee of the Connecticut Legislature
investigated certain charges against a member
aud reported: “While we lielieve every charge
to be true, we don't want the fact published to
the world, and we therefore exonerate him.”
Eli Spotted Bear, a full-blood Sioux Indian,
has been drawn as a juror for the next term of
the Hughes County Hi. TANARUS.) District Court. It is
said he cannot understand or speak the English
language. The Judge will probably excuse him.
An “ad" notice in a French provincial paper—
“ln order to put an end to certain injurious ru
mors, M. Untel desires to inform the
public that ho is not the M. Untel of this city
who was recently sentenced to death and exe
Mr. W. J. Ashlock caught a catfish the other
day in his net, near Baylies’ Island, Miss., which
weighed 130 pounds. It was cut up into steaks
and sold iu the market the next morning. This
is one of the largest fish ever caught in that
There was a heavy fall of black rain on the
Welsh coast lately. The showers had the effect
of making the grass and the plowed fields quite
dark and black in places. The most plausible
theory for the phenomenon is that the showers
came from the jieat bogs in the South of Ireland.
The Sacramento Record-Union reports that
C. H. Orr, a prominent young lawyer of South
Carolina, is in Marysville, Cal., as a representa
tive of a colony of South Carolina people, hav
ing from SBOU to SIO,OOO each, and comprising
many fwhilies. who have resolved to remove to
California and have commissioned Mr. Orr to
An amusing incident occurred recently in
London at Buffalo Bill's show. Mr. Justice
Lopez was strolling about the Indian village aud
fell in with a papoose, aged 8 years, who
promptly lassoed him round the neck with a
rope ami refused to let him go. Loud was the
laughter of all who beheld the Judge bound by
an Indian baby.
There is a man in New York who owes his life
to his taste for beer. He was employed in razing
the old building near Tompkins market, the one
which came down of itself Monday afternoon,
and becoming scared, or dry. or both, said: “I'll
bet this wall is going to fall." left the building,
went across the way to get a drink of beer, and
the collapse came.
It is noticed as a rather curious coincidence
that during the present month a bedroom in a
gentleman's residence on Franklin street, Balti
more, has been occupied successively by three
young ladies, two of whom were grand-nieces
In the third generation, respectively of George
Washington and John Marshall. and the third a
direct descendant in the same degree of Thomas
Last Sunday Stacy Clock found a bald eagle's
nest in a tall oak upon the lake shore near
Woodchuck creek, Michigan, and resolved to
capture the young ones. It was about eighty
feet to the nest, but he shinned up there and
got three young birds about 7 weeks old. They
are but partly covered with feathers, vet Mr.
Clock says they measure nearly six feet across
The growth of water works in this country in
the last five years is something phenomenal, ob
serves. Public Opinion. Up to the year 1880
the total number of water works in cities and
towns in the United States was 556; front
that time to the end of 1886 there were 623 new
works built and put in operation, being sixty
seven in excess of all built previously, and they
are being built this your faster than ever.
In Japan stairways are almost unknown.
Hence, when Japanese come to this country and
are lodged in boarding-houses their apartments
are generally in the third or fourth story. To
reach their rooms they are compelled at first to
go up very cautiously and with the aid of the
balustrade. Some do not even hesitate to go up
cat-fashion, on all fours, from step to step. The
trouble is that they have not learned to balance
the body so as to ascend and descend as we do.
A lecturer, who was getting along eloquently
on the subject of “Mental Liberty,” at Akiab,
Cal., some nights ago, suddenly had his remarks
interrupted by one of his listeners, who, rising,
denounced the speaker and threw a lighted
lamp at his head. The lump struck the chan
delier, broke it, put out the gas and. missing
the head of the lecturer, passed through a win
dow and exploded in the yard below. There
was much excitement and a miraculous escape
of the audience from injury.
A strange story comes from Krasna, in
Russia. A man named Leslie, descendant of an
Englishman, the family of the Lords Leslie, who
settled in Russia in the sixteenth century, lately
received notice that the elder branch of the
family tad become extinct, and that he was the
heir to a fortune of £10.000,000 aud a peerage.
Mr. Leslie does not desire to sit in the House of
Lords, anil would prefer to realize the fortune
and continue to reside in Russia. English law
yers are taking steps to obtain authorization to
sell the property.
Harvey Whitehead and Fraxk Fullmer, of
Williamsport, Pa., were trout fishing on a creek
in Sullivan county. They saw a mink come out
of the water on the opposite side of the stream,
just below them. It had a big trout in its
mouth. When it drew itself out on the shore
the fisherman hegan shouting at it. This fright
ened the mink aud it dropped the trout and dis
appeared. The fishermen secured the fish. It
was still alive and uninjured by the mink’s
teeth. It was twenty inches long aud weighed
two and a half pounds.
Young women with a fancy for novel writing
are warned by an English court case in which
it came out that lady Constance Howard,
daughter of the Ear! of Winchilsea, has written
three novels-“ Mated With a Clown. ” "Mollis
Darling,” and “Only a Village Maiden"—and
by her own confession, has made only £2O out
of them, or something less than 45s a volume.
The very titles, one would imagine, should be
worth more than that. “Mated With a Clown''
is good, and "Mollie Darling" is an inspiration
Miss Broughton might envy.
Dn. Talmaoe says: “I once occupied the novel
position of sitting in a pew* in uiy own church
listening to a minister preaching to my own con
gregation one of my own sermons. No, not
from notes. It had lieen memorized, and I don't
imagine that the brother knew whose sermon
lie was repeating. Sermons go the rounds some
times without name and are taken up aud
preached iu that way. My w ife listened to one
of my sermons preached verbatim. The Presi
dent of the Wesleyan conference of Australia in
formed me a couple of years ago that a minister
had been dismissed from the conference for
preaching one of my sermons not, because it
was a sermon of mine, hut because he had
claimed it as one of his own."
Anknt the fiftieth anniversary of her acces
sion it may be observed t ha* the "style Royal"
of Queen Victoria differs greatly from that of
any of her predecessors; and this, too, without
regarding Lord Deaconsfield’s magniloquent ad
dition "Empress of Indin. ’’ William the Con
queror called himself simply "Rex Anglorum"
and William Rufus only translated this into
"/Englelandes King." Stephen took the Con
queror's title and added- "Dux Norinamiorum"
and Henry 11. made it "Rex Anglia*-. Dux Nor
nmnniue et Aquitaniae.'' John lirst added
“D.unit,ns Illberniae'und Henry 111. proclaimed
himself "Rex Franelae." Bluff King Hal of
course, was the fii-st “Defender of the Faith "
and took unto himself almost us many tit D-k as
wives, viz : "Angliae Franelae et * Hihernlur
Rex, Fidei Defensor, et In terra Eccb-slue An
glicunueet Hiheruiae Supremuin Caput. ' i(is
illustrious daughter, Elizabeth, set the example
of a plain English style as Queen of Engiaml
France and Ireland. Defender of the Faith"
and Ikt successor. James I . merely Inserted the
name of Scotland and changed the gender
Queen Ann > first used tin- title "Great licit m,"
instead of England and Scotland. In the Geor
gian Era there was a partial relapse into Igititj
as “Urittuuhvum Ilex." And Hnally the exact
style of the present sovereign is ••( if the United
Kingdom of Great Britain mid Ireland Queen-
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