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President Cleveland writes as good a long
letter as he does a short one.
Gen. Fairchild’s three palsies, like chick
ens, will come home to roost.
It was a long time waiting till the clouds
rolled by, and now t.h.c tiiey are gone it is
to be hoped that they wi .i not return until
they are needed.
In New York, the other day, a tramp
wearing four pairs of trousers was arrested.
He had evidently profited by a visit to the
ant and was providing against the cold of
Gen. William Mahone, of Virginia, is said
to resemble an animated toothpick. He
doubtless feels like one—a second-hand one—
that has lost its usefulness and has been
Policeman John Phillips, of New York,
known as the giant of the Broadway squad,
has heen twelve years on duty at one point.
He must be “the good policeman” who is oc
casionally heard of.
That was an apt answer given by a South
erner in Chicago the other day to the ques
tion, “What is your idea of lonesomeness'"
He replied: “The most lonesome thing I can
think of ju7 now is a protectionist in the
There is a woman in New York natnod
Iwen. The other day she assaulted her bus
Land, intending, he claims, to kill him. She
has had five husbands, and doubtless wanted
a chance to marry a sixth so as to make the
Now that the opening of the summer ses
sion of the General Assembly is so near at
hand, it is to he hoped that somebody will
find the thirty-nine railroads chartered dur
ing tho last session and put them on exhibi
tion in the cnpitol.
Congressman Herbert, of Alabama, says
that it is nonsense to suppose (hat there will
be a break in the Democratic solidity of the
South. He is quite right. Senator Sherman
and certain meniliei’s of the G. A. li. have
effectually prevented a break.
General Master ’Workman Pmvderly an
nounces positively tliat. ho will not hold
office after this year. He is in poor health,
and to discouraged by the attacks that have
been made upon him. Considerable wire
pulling is going on by those who wish to
Erastus Winan and Ben Butterworth
seem to he meeting with success m then
efforts to induce the Canadians to consent
to commercial union with the United States.
If such a union should lx? consummated the
two countries would be drawn much closer
together in other rosjs'ets.
In New York, on Thursday, three eases of
suicide were reported. In each tho victims
were young men, one 1 eing 22 years of age,
another 25 and the third 3(1. The only cause
assigned was that the self-murderers had
the “blues.” There are no freaks as strange
a those which lead men to commit suicide.
The Republicans in New York are quite
free with their suggestions to the Democrats.
The New York Tribune declares, for in
stance, that a ticket, composed of Hill, of
New York, and lg*e, of Virginia, would
sound well on the ear in 1833, The Demo
crats are able to take care of themselves, as
the Republicans will find out to their cost
Here is a bit of political news from Mis
souri that will be interesting: Ex-Congress
man E. O. Btanard, of Bt. Louis, says Mis
souri Republicans have not yet mode any
decided expressions of choice for President.
They were pleased with BUerinan’s Nash
ville speech, hut he lost the gcxxi impression
by his Bpringfleld oration. This would
seem to indicate that Bhorman would do
well in the future to eschew orations ami
confine himself to speeches.
When the General Assembly was called to
order on Wednesday last a communication
was read from General Manager K. B.
Thomas, informing the Senators that passes
issued for the winter session over tho Rich
mond and Danville railroad and over the
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia rail
road would lie good for the summer session.
It will thus be seen that tho interstate com
merce law has no terrors for the Georgia
The Governor in his s|ieeial message,
which he sent to tlie legislature on Thurs
day, called attention to county jails. He
doubtless has good reasons for thinking that
in many of the counties the jails are not fit
places in which to confine human beings.
If he had not good reasons lie would not
have drawn the attention of the legislature
to this sub ject.
A few weeks ago quite a sensation was
produced throughout Florida by a state
ment respecting the condition of the jail at
Jacksonville. The statement was tine in
every partieulai. It showed that the lending
city of Florida confined its prisoners j
in a place where either comfort or decency j
was about impossible. Men and women, |
hardened criminals and those guilty of minor
offenses, wore crowded together in a space
so small as not to admit of a reasonable
amount of breathing room. The jxxiple of
Jacksonville do not appear to have been
aware that their jail was a disgrace to their
city. Their attention perhaps had never
been called to it, and so they were uncon
scious of tho fact that one of their institu
tions was of a character to bring their city
into disrepute in tho estimation of all
civilized people. When the truth was
brought home to them they went to work
energetically to build anew jail.
It is prol in hie that, there are many jails
in this State that are ns deserving of con
demnation as tho one at Jacksonville. The
Governor says that convicts received at the
convict camps are, in ninny instances, in un
enfeebled condition, and some ore com
pletely broken down in health. No doubt a
great many of those who are confined in
jails and are finally declared innocent of
crime anil released, are in the same pitia
It is not only unworthy a Christian people,
but it is inhuman, to lock up people in
damp, badly-ventilated and badly-drained
jails for weeks, months, and sometimes
years. It makes no difference whether they
are guilty or not of the charges lodged
against them. They are all presumed to lie
innocent in the eyes of the law until they
are proven to he guilty, and a very large
percentage is never shown to l> guilty; but
even if all of them were proven to be
gililty that would lie no excuse for robbing
them of health and strength. It is not the
purpose of the law to deprive those who fall
into its clutches of health as well as of lib
The Governor thinks that existing county
jails ought to be examined by a competent
commission, and improvements ordered
where they are needed. He also thinks that
jails to be built should be constructed in ac
vordanee with a plan outlined by the Legis
lature. His views aro correct, and command
the approval of every right-thinking jierson.
They ought to, and doubtless will, com
mand the approval of the Legislature. The
new Savannah jail might be adopted as a
The American Party’s Platform.
There is a great deal of sympathy with
that part of tho platform ot tho newly
formed American party of California which
deals with the question of immigration.
According to our dispatches the American
party is opposed to the admission into this
country of the paupers and criminals of
other countries, and to tho importation of
laborers under contract. It wants the nat
uralization laws repealed. and objects to
non-resident aliens owning lands in the
United States or receiving the same by in
Within tho last few years public senti
ment with respoet to immigrants has lieen
steadily undergoing a change, due largely
to the fact tliat objectionable political ideas,
doctrines and methods of foreign countries
have been transferred to this country. The
great majority of the immigrants adapt
themselves to their surroundings and quickly
become thrifty and good citizens. They
are satisfied with our laws and institutions,
and aim only to make for themselves com
fortable homes. There are many, however,
who never become Americans in sentiment,
and who are not only agitators and dis
turbers of the peace, hut want to force the
people of this country to adopt tho crude
and dangerous political docrines which they
have brought with them. They are An
archists and Socialists who want to overturn
tho existing order of things, but who have
no clear idea of what they want or what ob
jects they ha ve in view. Not being permitted
to carry out t heir programme in their native
land, they seek to carry it out here, where
they are permitted much greater freedom of
speech and action. They have introduced
dynamite and tho boycott, and are ready to
use any other means to bring alient a con
dition of affairs which they pretend to tie
lieve is necessary for their happiness. The
country would be much better off’ without
them, and public sentiment would sustain
any pixiper effort to keep them out of the
There is already a law against the imjior
tation of laborers under contract. Those
who were imported before the law went into
effect were a very degraded class and utterly
incapable of understanding our institutions
or of profiting by them. They were im
ported by the coal and iron kings of Penn
sylvania, who are the chief support of the
protective tariff system, and who pretend
that they advocate that system not
so much for their own benefit as
for that of American workingmen. How
much they eared for American working
men was shown by their course in bringing
the most degraded people of Europe here to
compete with American labor. Bo far from
caring for American workingmen they
would force them to work for just enough
to keep body and soul together if they could.
It is n question whether it would lie wise
to repeal the naturalization laws. Bueh n
thing ought not to he done unless it becomes
apparent that the gixxi of tho country re
quires it. Tbe most of those who become
naturalized develop into goixl citizens, and
it would Ihi hardly just to make the well
disposed suffer lus ause there are those who
abuse their privileges as citizens. The ques
tion of repealing the naturalization lnws,
however, or at least of limiting them to
those who can be safely admitted to citizen
ship, is one that will attract a great deal of
attention in tho near future.
’lt is announced that Secretary Lamar’s
daughter, Miss Jennie, will soon wed a
gentleman of the same name residing in
Washington. Tho gentleman in question
is Mr. W. H. Lamar, Jr., formerly of
Alabnnm. While connected with the coast
survey, he accompanied the expedition
that rescued Gen. Oreely ami his com
panions from the Arctic regions. He is now
practicing law. Mr. Lamar has many
friends in Georgia.
Ben Butler professes to believe that if the
Labor party nominates a candidate for
President npxt year he will lie elected. What
Ben lielioves is of very little imjxirtauce to
:THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JULY 0. 1887.
I Sincerity of the Mormons Doubted.
Tlie constitution which the Mormons are
engaged in framing at Salt Lake City, with
the ex[ieetation that Utah will be, admitted
j into the Union as a State by Congress next
| winter, does not, it appears, meet with
I much favor from tho Gentiles of that Ter
ritory. The provision to which exception
is taken is that relating to polygamy. It is
so framed, it is alleged, that instead of pro
hibiting polygamy it will protect it.
There is not any reason for thinking that
the Mormons intend to give up polygamy.
They have never shown any di-js>sition to
do so, and t lie most stringent laws have thus
far failed to suppress the institution. They
don’t like the Edmunds law, however, not
only because it is very troublesome to them,
hut also because, if strictly enforced, it will
have the elfect of causing a good many of
them to abandon polygamy altogether. The
movement in favor of securing the admis
sion of the Territory into the Union has for
its main object, doubtless, the getting rid of
this law, and of all interference from the
national government with polygnmy.
The provision of the proposed constitution
which relates to the peculiar institution,
while pretending to abolish it, does not, it is
claimed do anything of the kind. It is so
skillfully constructed as to leave the Mor
mons to do pretty much as tiiey please with
regard to the evil. If Utah is admitted with
this constitution, or any other framed by
Mormons, it is about certain that tbe peculiar
institution will flourish with more vigor
than ever before.
The Mormons are making a mistake, how
ever, in thinking that they can get Utah
admitted while a single loophole is left for
the preservation of the polygamous evil.
The people are opposed to it, and Congress
would not dare to admit any Territory
which had a constitution which could lie
construed in favor of the evil. There are
men in Congress who have been fighting
polygamy too long to permit the evil a
chance to gain a firmer foothold
than it now has. What the Salt
Lake convention must do before
it can hope that its work will be accepted is
to make polygamy impossible. They may
continue to frame constitutions and make
declarations ngainst polygamy, but they
will meet with no success, so far as getting
into the Union is concerned, until the
sincerity of their expressed intention to
abandon that institution is placed beyond
The South’s Future.
Some days ago the Boston Journal called
attention to the statement that Georgia has
62.84 per cent, of all her children of
school age enrolled in her public
schools, and pointed out that the
percentage of tho average attend
ance on this enrollment is 70.32. The Jour
nal, in commenting on this showing, said
that Georgia led every other Southern State
in educational matters. The Boston Herald
noticing the statement and the comment
said: “Yet Georgia was the first State of
the South in which the Republican party
was put out of power, and is the State of
all others in which Democratic rule has
been uninterrupted and undisputed. When
our esteemed neighbor talks of the wrongs
which such things have wrought, it will be
well to keep in mind the sort of statistics
It is a good tiling for the South to have a
friend in Boston to put in a good word
for her once in awhile. The Bos
tonians mean right ns a general thing,
but where the South is concerned they do
not always see things just as they are. As
great as the advancement is which the
South iias made in tho last t wenty years, it
would have been greater if Democratic rule
had prevailed in nil the Southern Stab’s
during that period. The South did not
make the progress she ought to have made
during ttie carpet-bag jieriod, because the
carpet-bag governments wore a greater bur
den than she could successfully carry. How
ever, the South is in good hands now, and
in a very few years she will give Boston oc
casion for greater surprise than that city has
yet experienced with regard to Southern
advancement and development. Not many
years ago a celebrated Massachusetts states
man said that within thirty years the South
would lie the richest section of the Union.
It is beginning b> look as if he had a correct
understanding of the South’s future.
Among tho immigrant* who arrived
at Chicago from New York tho other
day, was a middle-aged couple in
Norwegian dross. The man was
loaded down with baggage and the
woman was almost as heavily laden, as in
addition to her bundles she carried a little
baby boy. They sat down on their luggage
to rest, when suddenly the woman began fo
shriek. Tho crowd that pressed around her
quickly discovered that, the little baby she
had nursed so closely to her bosom was dead.
A street wagon was called and the little
Ixxiy was taken to the morgue. The next
instant the bells rang, tho whistles blew, and
the hired herders of immigrants drove them
aboard tho train, and in tho rush tho be
reaved parents drifted until they were born©
away into the Northwest, where they were
seeking anew home. Tho incident illus
trates the hardships of immigrants.
In the United States District Court forth©
Western district of Arkansas an Indian is
on trial for killing his sweetheart. His
name is Della Hoinliy, and he is tho son of
old Bursa Chu-Fuer, head chief of the
Cherokee Nation. His victim was the
daughter of one of tho chiefs of the Choc
taw tribe. On account of the murder the
tribes have on several occasions had a hard
fight, and it is estimated that at least 100
warriors have been slain. When Della was
arraigned he entered a plea of not guilty,
and then broke out in loud lamentations
and began to sing his death song. He will
probably lie hanged. If he were a citizen of
Louisville, Ky., he would doubtless be over
whelmed with (lowers, besides reaping a
harvest of nickels by exhibiting himself to
Howard Williamson ton farmer who
lives near Mount Sterling, Ky. Six mouths
ago he noticed that the fleshy part of lijs
left leg seemed harder than that of his rigid.
Hinco that time tbe hardness has grown
more and more perceptible, and though
Williamson has had the attention of excel
lent medical skill, tho limb is now like a
piece of marble. He suffers no pain, but
finds locomotion very difficult. 'Hie dime
museums threaten to worry him to death by
offers to exhibit him.
The protectionist organs in the South are
amusing themselves by attacking Congress
man Blount, <f the Sixth Georgia district.
The same sort of thing has lioon tried before,
with the result of so solidifying his sup
porters that the opposition to him had the
life oriished out of it. The people are with
Congressman Blount, and there is no reason
to doubt that he will lie re-elected noil year
by an increased majority.
The South Owns a B!tr Original Chunk
From the Fh ikyieUth io Record (Item).
The people of. th<j South, deem to have celt*
brated Inaependendfc tiuy with old-time vim and
heartiness. A hi* origin; and dumb of the Fourth
of .July belongs to our Southern brethren, any
Tho Commercial Spirit in Politics.
From the Sew Ynrk Sfai (Deni.)
Ft was this “commercial Spirit” that elected
Grover Cl*veland President. The merchants of
the country, and especially those of the great
seaport cities, were determined to rid tnem
selves of the exactions and impositions whiHi
they suffered under Republican misrule. They
rose in their nlight to secure a fair trial <f
democratic methods. The result Inis satisfied
The Demagogue and tho Disturbers’
From the Philadelphia Times (hid.)
Even fools as well as knaves who play their
selfish parts in the ranks of the honored vote
rans of the land should learn from tin* hearty
reunions of the Blue and the < Jray, not only at
Gettysburg, hut at various'Other places North
ami South, that the vocation of the demagogue
and disturber is gone and gone forever. The
soldiers who honor the name are at peace; the
the people an* at peace, and lie tween soldiers
and jieople the sectional brawlers will be sud
denly squelched every time they come to the
Should Not Be Repeated.
From the Missouri Republican (Deni.)
When the Treasury overflowed upder Jackson,
the Whigs claimed that * the course of foreign
trade was carrying the country to disaster,” lust
as the Republicans are claiming now, when they
want an extra session to manipulate the surplus
for Wall street The administration has nothing
to do with foreign trade, and it cannot go out
side of its constitutional duties without inviting
trouble for itself and for the country. Tim sur
plus has been used once in the history of the
United States for the declared purpose of pro
moting foreign trade, and the result ought to
prevent a repetition of any similar attempt.
It is but a stop from the sublime to the ridicu
lous, and the Sunday night young man is apt to
take it when her father comes in ini|>etuously at
11:30 o'clock.— Journal of Education.
A young man on board a yacht
Said: * I am so awfully hacht,
I would like to take a l>oer.
But it makes me feel oueer.
For I always do take such a lacht."
There was a young man of N. Y..
Who ate his ice cream with a fy.,
He went to la.,
Invented a ma.,
And made a large fortune in py.
“I see,'* said a friend to the editor of a Da
kota daily, “that you call these papers you are
printing now the second edition how do they
differ from those, you were running oil half an
•‘Wo. nave stopped and oiled the press." and
the journalist reached for the lever again.—
It is claimed now that the telephone was in
vented in 1685. It did not come into general use.
however, because the word “hello** was not in
vented until some years after. If you will just
try it a few times you will understand why it was
utterly impossible to run the telephone by saying
"Prithee, friend," or "Odds boddikins, man," or
“Give thee good morrow, sirrah." No wonder
the telephone was a failure.- --Burdette.
Omaha Philosopher Want to join our anti
Anarchistic Citizen Been waitin'to join the
anti-poverty society ever since I heard of it, but
I ain't got the sl.
“Don’t cost A cent. All you have to do is to
sign your name to this paper."
"Murray! Gimme a paper. What does it
"It's a temperance pledge."— Omaha World.
‘*l have spent a most delightful evening. Miss
Breezy," remarked young Mr. Waldo, of Boston,
who is in Chicago on business. “To a gentle
man faraway from horn**,an hour or two such
as l have just passed is fieculiarly grateful and
"Thanks, awfully." responded Miss Breezy.
“‘As it is quite earlv," went on Mr. Waldo, “I
would be very gkid if you and your mother
would go with me for a dish of ice cream."
“Thanks," said the young lady, brightly. “I
presume mamma is agreeable, and as for my
self, Mr. Waldo, my mouth is always wide open
for that sort of thing." Sew York Sun.
Some sixty years ago Billy Patten was a cur
rier in Hoxbiiry. Leonard B. Harrington served
his apprenticeship with him. “Old Billy," as
he was called, was a queer fellow. Having lost
considerable money by giving credit, he finally
determined that be wouldn't trust anybody.
Silas Alden, of Randolph, had made a contract
for a large quantity of calf hoots. As he
couldn't find such skins as he wanted to make
them of in Boston, and having heard that Billy
Patten could supply them, he went to see him.
Billy had the stock to suit him, and they agreed
upon tho price. "I suppose you will give me
some time on this purchase.’, says Mr. Alden.
"Oh, yes," says Billy, "half cash down, and the
rest when you take the skins." Alden accepted
the conditions and went to Boston to get the
money.— Shoe and teat hr -Reporter.
It is said that there is no living relative of
Tom Moore, the poet.
Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, of London, has just
celebrated his 53d birthday.
William T. Adams, (Oliver Optic) the author,
has just returned from Europe.
William Worthington, of Rockford, 111.,
owns a looking-glass which came over in the
Prince Albert Victor, of Wales, recently
went to Gibraltar for a month's stay and took
with him thirty tons of baggage.
Gov. Thayer, of Nehraska. Lias appointed ns
State Secretary of Labor Statistics Mr. John
Jenkins, a mechanic, of Omaha.
W. W. Corcoran is slowly growing stronger
at Deer park, but he will in all probability never
walk again, lfis mental faculties are as vigor
uu i as ever.
Francis Hondo, the Wisconsin pioneer,
who died last week at Fond du aged more
than 100 years, is said to have left 454 descend
ants in three generations.
Robert Lons Stevenson will come to this
country in Septemlier, for a year, in the hone of
building up his early shattered health. While
here he will raneh it in the South and West.
Secretary Whttney*h picnic on tho Fourth at
“Grasslands," % tendered the employes of the
Navy Department, was a great success. It was
largely attended and everybody seemed to have
a good t ime.
Gov. Hughes, of Arkansas gets two suits of
clothes a year regularly from Georgia, the ma
terml being woven and his clothes being made
up in that State. He has just received liis sum
mer outfit from the Goober State. It is made
of checked cottonade.
Mayor Hewitt says that it is within his per
sonal knowledge that Victoria was asked
to join with the French government in the re
cognition of the Southern Confederacy, and
that she refused to do so. He personally carried
the message to this effect from Minister Dayton
to Minister Adams.
Secretary Whitney is actively pushing a
scheme for the establishment of a large riding
school in Washington. He has recently become
an active raeuilier of the Columbia Athletic
Club, the moat prominent organization of its
kind at the capital, and manifests an increasing
interest in athletic doings of all kinds.
Walter Murray Gibson, Premier of the
Hawaiian kingdom, is a man over 70 years of
age, hut hale and vigorous. Miss Howard St.
Clair, a handsome CaMfrriiift book agent, claims
that the Premier has failed fo keen a promise of
marriage. aiuV that the snn of SIOO,OOO will w t
alMMit quiet the throhhings of her more or less
The illness of John Boyle O'Reilly, of Boston,
is cause for general regp*t. His ceaseless on
orgy and industry have Jifnught on temporary
insomnia, and be will I•% obliged to take a long
and thorough rent He is surely entitled to au
extended vacation, lie fens worked hard nnd
successfully In the pasfl, and has won a high
place in the literary ami journalistic worlds.
IT has been mid that Mrs. Langtry was the
first woman to hike out papers of American
citizenship. This is a mistake. Mrs. Bracken
ridge, of Brackonrtdge is a native of
Germany. Some years ngtrshe wished to be
tvwneone of the Incorporators of a ferry com
pany. It was decided by legal authority that it
was necessary for her* to take out papers of
citizenship, which she did on Dec. 16, lWtt. She
heads the list.
The Rev. Oeorok W. Woodward, who died in
Chicago lost w eek, was a direct descendant of
Capt. Miles Stand ish and a grandson of the first
professor in Dartmouth College. His father
was also a professor t here at the time of the
celebrated lawsuit in whfeh Daniel Webster
pleaded so eloquently for the college: and his
wife. assists! by their son, just deceased, hid the
Important “document* in the case" in an oat
bin until Mr. Webster could come on from Bos
ton and take charge of them.
THE VIRTUE OF TOBACCO.
How It Stood the Test in a Fight with
We heard the following conversation at the
Johnston House barroom the other day, says
the Lasser Mail. The old fellow told it for the
“Talk'bout terbakker bein’ injurious!" said
the old miner contemptuously as he discharged
a mouthful at an apple core under the stove,
“ "taint no such thing as regards human folks,
but is a leetle troublesome to bars sometimes.’
' How’s that, uncle?" we asked.
“Wall, yer see in an airly day me and Fike—
Pike was my pard we wore on the South Fork
prospecting. Pik" was a cuss to travel, he was,
so one daypie was away ahead of me when I
heart! a noise in the brush close by, and lookin'
whar the noise cum from I seed a big grizzly
makin’fur me. I jest dropped tny bundle ami
made for a big tree, which I dumb mighty
quick, and I hollered for Pike what for I don't
know, as neither of us bad a gun. But. as 1 was
sayin,’ 1 made a mistake in the size of that tree,
for when the cussed bear cum to tbe tree he just
commenced climbing like a coon, and, dura me,
I couldn't remember a single prayer I used to
say when I was a kid. But wliat was Ixdter, I
had a big chaw of terbakker and had furgot
to spit, I was so excited; so when he got purty
close ter me I let a mouthful drive at his eyes.
He jest let go to wipe ’em and drapped. He
wuz madderii thunder and as soon as he cud see
he cum fur me agin. But I hed tuck a fresh
chaw, and hed my mouth loaded up; I repeated
—so did he.
“Wall, me and him kept it up until I found
my terbakker growin’ short; but jest as I put
in the last chaw I saw Pike cum back to see
what war up. I jest told him to toss me a fresh
plug, and when I got it I give it to that bar
strong, and less nor five minutes he'd rubbed his
eyes out and I and Pike killed him with our
knives. Fact, by thunder, and don't talk ter
me bout terbakker not bein’ good for Christian
Gen. Twiggs’ Swords.
From Washington Letter to the Baltimore Sun.
There are now in the Treasury Department
here three swords “captured" by Gen. Benja
min F. Butler at New Orleans, \vhere they had
been deposited in a hank for safekeeping, which
belonged to Gen. Twiggs. They were seized by
Gen. B. F. Butler in 1862, while the latter was in
command of the Union forces at New Orleans.
At the last session of Congress a bill was passed
authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to
return the swords to such person or legal repre
sentative of such person as was the owner of
them at the time they were
captured. Senator Hawley, in reporting the
bill favorably from tbe Senate Military Com
mittee, said: “These are some presentation
swords given to Gen. Twiggs before the war.
They are among the captured property of the
government. Nobody cares to put them in a
museum or to sell them, or anything of that
sort. It is the wish of the Treasury Department
and others who have looked at the subject to
return them, but controversy has arisen as to
who are the owners. The hill proposes to sub
mit the question of, fact to the Court of Claims,
and we report in favor of it.” The bill wae re
ported to the Senate without amendment, order
ed to a third reading, read the third time and
The “Congress sword” was presented by the
President of the United States, agreeable to a
resolution of Congress, to Brig. Gen. David F,.
Twiggs, in testimony of the high sense enter
tained by Congress of his gallant and good con
duct in storming Monterey. Resolution ap
proved March 2, 1847. The scabbard is solid
gold, and set with topaz, diamonds, sapphires
and aqua marine, and the blade is of the linest
Damascus steel. Value£2o,ooo.
The "State sword" is from the State of Geor
gia, to Mai. Gen. David E. Twiggs, "as a tribute
to his gallantry in Mexico in 1847- Palo Alto,
Resaca tie la Palma, Monterey, Vein Cruz, Cerro
Gordo, Chapultepec, Mediae del Roy and City
of Mexico. Thescabbard is silver,'with gold
platings, and has one large emerald in the nan
ale; value *7.000. The "city sword" is from the
citizens of Augusta, Ga. The scabbard is silver,
with gold plating and trimmings, and is set with
rubies, diamonds and amethysts. There is
also a silk belt, with gold embroidery; value
What tho Neighbors Said.
From “Samantha at Saratoga ."
The neighbors received the news that we wuz
goin’ to a waterin’ place coldly, or with ill-con
Uncle Jonas Bently told us he shouldn’t think
we would want to go round to waterin' troughs
at our age.
And I told him it wuzn't a waterin’ trough,
and if it waz, I thought our age waz jest esgood
a one es any, to go to it.
He had the impression that Saratoga wuz a
immense waterin’ trough where the country all
drove themselves summers to be watered. He
is deef as a hemlock post, and I yelled up at
him jest as loud as I dast for fear of breakin'
open my own chest, that tho water got into us,
instid of our gettin’ into the water, but I didn't
make him understand, for I hearn afterwards
of his sayin' that, es nigh es he could make out,
we all got into the waterin’ trough and wuz
The school teacher, a young man with long,
small lims, and some pimpley on the face, but
well meaniu’, he sez to me: “Saratoga is a beau
And I sez warmly, "It ain’t no such thing, it
is a village, for I have seen a peddler who went
right through it and watered his horse there,
and he sez it is a waterin'place and a village.”
‘ Yes," sez he, "it is a beautiful village, a
modest, retirin’ city, and at the same time it is
the most noted spah on this continent.”
I wouldn’t contend with him for it wuz on the
stoop of the meetin’ house, and I believe in bein’
reverent. But I knew it wuzn't no "spah"—
that had a dreadful flat sound to me. And any
way I knew T should face its realities soon and
know all about it. Lots of wimmin said that
for anybody who lived right on the side of a
caenal, and had two good cisterns on the place
and a well they didn’t see why I should feel in a
sufferin' condition for any more water; and if 1
did, why didn't I ketcli rain water?
Solace for the Aged.
From the Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph.
One of the laments of age is that no new
friendships are formed. It is a rather mourn
ful fact that most persons who pass fifty years
lose the gift of pleasing. The spirkling eye,
the merry laugh, the hearty speech, the syin
pathetic manner are all gone, and in place of
these a guarded hearing and a sober habit of
thought and judgment. Good looking
young people, with their pleasant faces
and enthusiasm, win friends offhand,
but the saddened and mature man
gets more and more isolated. Those
of his own kind give only what they re
eelve, ami the young shrink from him. He has
lost the glow of youth, and the conquer
ing vivacity of youth. He estimates the pur
suits of life with frigid skepticism, and those
who still delight to collect the dust in the race
course art' offended at him He may be ever so
just and kind, hut his exterior bears the sears of
pain, and the average man or woman instinc
tively draws away from an invalid. If he he
wise he will fall hack upon books and a Ashing
rod in season and make friends in heaven, for
his chance of making any down here is decided
ly slender. Good tobacco and u clean briar root
pipe will also he found an excellent substitute
for human affections.
FVom the Rontcm Globe.
A harrier hath risen between
Thy heart and mine, O friend. I ween—
Cruel and strong, though all unseen?
We made that bonier, thou and I,
And strengthened it as days went by;
Ah, mo? I scarce know how or why!
Mayhap some promise made and broken,
Some word unkind, though lightly spoken;
Then, hearts that grieved but gave no token.
Farewell! O loyal heart and true,
How wouldst thou pity if thou knew
The mares that 1 wander through.
As wider, wider, every day,
our paths diverge 0 friend, I pray
That thine may be the sunnier way!
I in my lone lot scarce could pine
While thou wert quaffing life's red wine,
E'en though its bitterest cup was mlnel
A Quail Attacks a Cat.
From the Chico ( Cnl .) Enterprise.
Iu tbe yard of A. A. Bruner dome quail from
the Rancho Chico have taken up their abode
ai'tl built, their nest. A few days tie > there was
a pretty little brood hatched oiit, ami the mot her
qiinll was proud of her progeny, and took pleas
ure 111 caring for tbeui Mr. lirunrr encouraged
her in providing for the wants of the young
family by putting within reach soft, feed suitable
for the baby quuilH. Last Sunday a Maltese cat
belonging to Harry Puller made its appearance
in the yard on a foraying expedition, and
watching the opportunity tnode a dash
at the female quail, caught it. and was taking it,
prisoner i his own domain, there to devour his
prey at leisure Tbe cry ami noise made by the
struggle of the bird was soon noticed by tho
male, who came to the rescue, and a regular
buttle ensued. The mole bird made a vicious
attack upon the cot. peeking with the beak and
striking with the wings until he forced the cat
to surrender and release the female The two
birds got upon the fence and watched the re
treating form of the cat with evident signs of
pleasure and satisfaction, and no doubt con
gratulated each other in bird lingo.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The Wesleyan Missionary Society has been in
existence for 100 years. When Queen Victoria
ascended the throne fifty years ago, it had 51
missionaries in foreign lands; now it has -fc-4.
Then it had 51 Sunday school teachers and local
preachers: now it has 3,651.
The “Jinrikisha," of Japan, which l>egan as a
cane-seated chair with shafts, has now by the
gradual process of evolution become a neat,
comfortable and thoroughly national vehicle.
There are about 180.000 of them used in Japan,
of which 30,000 are found in Tokio alone.
A new method of making car wheels is in use
in Wilkesbarre, Pa., by which three men who
formerly made eighteen car wheels a day can
now make one every minute or 720 a day. A
steel case is used instead of one made of sand,
and when removed the wheel is at once ready
for the axle.
Dennis Clark, of Niles township, Berrien
county, Mich., has lived there twenty-five years,
and during that time has never been over four
miles away from home. The other day he
wanted to call on a neighbor who had lived
within two miles of him for years, and actually
had to inquire the way.
A Roscommon county (Mich.) farmer owns a
rooster that chums with a big black snake. The
two hunt together for their food and assist each
other in securing it, frogs and insects being
their particular nivy, and the fowl doing most
of the hard work. Whenever he runs across a
particularly fine, far frog he will strut about it.
ruffie his feathers, aud cluck in order to call his
A Glasgow engineering firm has constructed
what is said to be the largest planing machine
in the world, especially intended and designed
to be employed in connection with the prepara
tion of steel plates for the girders of a railway
bridge in New South Wales. The weight of this
vast machine is said to lie some thirty-five tons,
and it is capable of planing the edge of a plate
35 feet in length by 5 feet wide.
Isaac Tucker, an almost helpless cripple,
whose hair and beard have been whitened by 69
winters, was found in the Grand Central passen
ger station at Cincinnati, and taken to the cen
tral police station. There he displayed a deed
for a lot in the St. Andrew’s say Company's
grant in Florida, for which he had paid sl. and
he had hobbled all the way from New Castle,
Ind.. to verify a rumor that the company was a
A short time ago a Basuto of South Africa,
while plowing up what used to be the camp of
the Cape Mounted Ritles at Morosi's Mountain,
found a bottle of French brandy which had l>een
buried and forgotten by some over-provident
trooper. It is needless to add that the Basuto
promptly drank the contents of the bottle, atul
with a faith that is almost sublime he buried
the empty bottle in the ground again with the
hope or getting a crop of full bottles next year.
The Geneva Town Council is agitating for the
institution of a crematory furnace for the Can
ton. on the scale of that so successfully worked
at Milan. M. Empevta, tin* chief mover in tin*
matter, has put forth a defence of the practice
against common objections. Mineral poisons,
he maintains, are as easily detectable after cre
mation as after burial, while premature erema
tion is avoided at Milan by sending the corpse
to the furnace not sooner than eight daj r s after
T. H. Mi lane, proprietor of the Moore House
at North Branch, Mich., has a dog that goes up
stairs and rings at every door along the hall,
and should some drowsy guest fail to reply he
hangs the hell against the door and harks until
he gets a response. At noon he takes the bell
through the village to notify the boarders that
it is time to eat, and whenever he comes across
a boarder he will not cease ringing until he
hears the “All right, Turk," for which he is
waiting. The dog also does much of the mar
The people of Beaver Canon, Idaho, had a
picturesque celebration of the Fourth. John
Hancock read the Declaration of Independence
and Henry Clay delivered the oration. In the
procession the States were represented by thir
tv-eigbt young women in white mother hub
bards, mounted on black horses. One hundred
wood-choppers marched four abreast, carrying
their axes, and the city fathers rode iu a big
lumber wagon drawn by twelve yoke of red
oxen, driven by the Goddess of Liberty. In the
evening there was an exhibition of'fireworks
with a savage war da net* obligato performed by
10U Shoshone and Bannock Indians.
“Tiie biggest missionary enterprise on
record," said Ijondon Truth, “has been accom
plished by the Rev. George Muller founder of an
orphanage at Bristol, who has just returned
from a preaching tour round the world. The
indefatigable evangelist has been absent ten
years, during which time he has traveled over
130,000 miles, extending through the United
States, New Zealand. Australia, the Malayan
Peninsula. China. Japan and the journey home
through Europe. Wnat makes the feat really
extraordinary is that Mr Muller is now nearly
82 years of age, and is reported to have finished
in splendid condition. His united congrega
tions during the tour amout to over a million
It is related that Eugene Delacroix, the
famous painter, thinking that the head of Baron
James Rothschild would make a splendid head
for a lieggar, asked the eminent financier to sit
as a model. Consent was granted. While the
artist wns engaged on the canvas, one of the
pupils entered and told Delacroix that that was
an ideal beggar. When Delacroix was not look
ing, the pupil, in a gx>d hearted manner, put a
coin in Rothschild's hands, for widen the
hanker nodded his thanks. He learned that the
young painter had very little money, and so he
wrote him that the coin he had given him bad
borne interest, and that if he called at the
Rothschild banking house he would receive
10,000 francs. .
There is a suit at present on trial in a Balti
more court under the majestic and impressive
title of “William 11. Perkins, Worthy Ruler of
St. Thomas' Lodge, against Augustus Thomas,
Grand Royal King of the United and Consoli
dated Order of Brothers and Sisters and Sons
aud Daughters of the Knights of V ur Men and
the Members of the Supreme Grand Royal
House." The suit grows out of the suspension
of St. Thomas’ Lodge, and it is assorted that tho
dusky king when he suspended the lodge de
clared that his edict was like that of the Modes
and Persians, irrevocable,and that he “wouldn't
take baek one word of it, not even for President
Cleveland, or even* if Grant would come out of
Ui.s grave" to make a formal appeal to him.
A prominent British officer, says Life. Lon
don, dining recently at Hawarden for the first
time, ventured to traverse a very erroneous ver
sion of recent occurrences which fell from the
lips of his host. Thereupon Mr. Gladstone's
once remarkably fine, though now haggard and
restless eyes, begun to glare, he knit his brows
and surveyed his audacious guest with a glance
of withering contempt. But ore his anger could
find vent in words an intimate friend of the
family averted tin* impending storm by inter
posing with an adroit explanation of the visitor's
“obvious misconception, as he chose to term
it. While th;* explanation was still in progress
a footman slipiied into the guest's hand a scrap
Of paper, on which Mrs. Gladstone had hastily
sen holed the words. "I regret r hat I forgot to
forewarn yen that Mr. Gladstone is never con
tradicted In this house."
The Cologne Gazette publishes a communica
tion stating that “the English are now construct
ing anew strategical route lietween India and
\fghanistan by th** Sakhi Sanvar Pass, opposite
Dem Gbazi Khan. The works are directed In a
German, Baron Bibru, who has taken for his
model the celebrated Alpine roads in Austria.
It is hoped that in the coming autumn this new
road, ton miles long, will have been completed
across the Suleiman, hitherto deemed inaccessi
bit*. The road has a slope of 1,100 yards in three
and one half miles, or about one in five. The
highest point of the road is about 5.200 feet, and
the surrounding heights are 7,000 feet. The se
curity of the route and the adjacent country will
be intrusted to a militia. This has hitherto
numbered only 500 men, but now all the male
population from Peshawur to Sciude are to Ik*
drafted into it. This is now possible through
the people having settled down, and now, con
cludes th** Cologne paper, “The passes will be
come as safe as the high roads of India."
Dthino the oliservanco of the holy commun
ion at the recent Protestant Episcopal Diocesan
Convention, at Indianapolis, Rev. I)r. McLeod,
pastor of tbe Second Presbyterian church, came
in and occupied a seat near Dr. Bradley, netor
of Christ church. Mr. Bradley invited* tho Doc
tor to commune with them, which he did. After
the communion service was over and the con
vention duly organized Bishop Knickerbocker
called the attention of the convention to the
fact that a distinguished member of the Pres
byterian church, in the person of Dr. McLeod
was present. His presence was acknowledged
by the convention rising to its feet. Dr Me
lifod rescinded to tht? compliment by saving
that to b>* so received by such a gathering indi
cated that brotherly filing that should prevail
In all churches, for no matter what one or the
other believe they are all working for the same
end. It was an indication of things that are to
be, as well as of things that are; nf the coming
of the kingdom of Curuit. for which all pray
and which all pre*irh. whether Episcopalian.
lYesbyteriun nr what not. When the Doctor
sat down, his remarks were received with great
applause. ‘ Anot her evidence of fast Aimroidt
rns church uuitjr."
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