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So far nobody has been hung in effigy in
Georgia this week.
Wall street is manifesting new interest in
the mythical Baltimore and Ohio deal. It Is
not surprising. Wall street naturally clings
In New York there are 2,300 Smiths. It
is a tribute to the honesty of the trite that
it is seldom tliat one of the number is ar
rested for crime.
Jay Gould says: “What the country needs
is to be let alone.” Why doesn't he set the
example and cease to gobble up so much of
the country's money?
New York city claims to bo growing at
the rate of 00,000 a year. It is to te hoped
that she is not growing any material for
more boodle aldermen.
Jersey City has an accumulation of un
paid taxes amounting to $0,000,000. Evi
dently some of Jersey City's inhabitants
need to have their consciences awakened.
It is onnounced that a Western city has an
Ananias Club. Every city in the country
could have such a club if somebody would
only organize the material that lies around.
.Anti-treating societies are being formed
in New York, and that city claims the
honor of having originated the idea. The
claim lacks foundation. To Macon, Ga.,
bi-longs the honor of having organized the
first anti-treating society.
An Illinois school teacher who kept a hoy
sitting on a chunk of ice for two hours, as a
punishment lias, teen fined *3OO by one of
the State courts. Such a piece of outrageous
cruelty ought to have sent the teacher to
prison for a good long time.
Ex- Assistant Secretary Coon, of whom
the papers once made so much fun, has
turned up as a developer of Southern rail
road interests. While in London, recently,
he succeeded in placing a loan of $750,000
for a Southern railroad company.
The anti-prohibition papers of Texas
claim that their side of the contest now in
progress will triumph by at least 75,000
majority. The claim may prove to lie cor
rect, but if it does it will tea pity. The
country would like to see how Texas would
act without whisky.
The Boston Post is authority for the state
ment that there was a base ball game the
Other day in a Massachusetts town between
nines from the Methodist and I’reshytcriun
churches. Unless the umpire was an ungel
iiKW|Mible of erring, it goes without suying
that tin' Presbyterian nine fell from grace
easily as the Methodist.
A limn named Jutnes Fitzgibbons, aged 03
years, was put in juil at Pottsville, Pa.,
some weeks ago, for threatening his son and
a widow, with whom the young man lived.
On the day Fitzgibbons was to have boon
liberated ho was found dead in his cell with
his throat cut. Ntrunge a.s it may seem, tie
preferred death to liberty.
Goo. Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania,
says of Mr. Blaine: “I think Mr. Blaine is
more eager than ever to ho the nominee for
President. lie will never give up that am
bition.” The General soon is to forget that
Mr. Blaine, like all other men, must <lio. He
will give up his never-to-bo-gratifled ambi
tion when he finds himself on tile brink of
tho grave. ♦
Near Middleton, N. Y., the other day, a
lad named Cowser was at work in a hay
field during a heavy thunder storm. Light
ning struck him on top of the bead, leaving
him unconscious and apparently dead. He
noon rwovered, however, and next day was
at work as usual. A lad with such a hard
head ought to grow up to he a man with
The New York Times is authority for the
statement, that ill Washington Congressmen
are tqionly tho patrons of bucket shop*,.
One (Senator from Virginia—whose name
was in everybody’s mouth who mentioned
things political a year or two ago—is said to
have made over $50,000 last winter by pur
chases and saiw over a bucket shop counter.
Doubtless the Congressmen who gamble in
the buckut shops think they deserve credit I
for being so open about the buiduow.
Sherman's Plan in Ohio
The Republicans of Ohio are taking more
I interest in politics at present than either the
Republicans or Democrats of any other
Ktftte. Their State convention meets at
Toledo on July 27, and it is understood that
Senator Sherman intends to have a resolu
tion introduced pledging the Ohio delegation
to him for President. It is said that some
of his friends have advised him against this
course as it will, m all probability, do him
more harm than good. Their advice, how -
ever, has not, it seems, changed h> purpose.
He thinks that he might as well maugurat -
tin- tight for the Presidential nomination <>f
his party at once, and find out exactly bow
he stands at home. If he cannot secure the
delegation of his own State he might as well
withdraw from the contest.
For eleven years he has Ijeen a Presidential
candidate, and he has never yet been able to
secure a united delegation. He lias regard
ed himself as Ohio’s favorite son and has
depended upon the regard in which he has
always te-en held in his State for the support
of the Ohio delegation. He has always suf
fered disappointment, and now he proposes
to adopt different taciii-s.
Some of those who are pretending to give
him a warm supjort are believed to secretly
favor Blaine, and there are strong reasons
for thinking that if a resolution is offered at
the Toledo convention, declaring him to lie
the favorite of the Ohio Republicans, it will
not te adopted by a very largo majority, if,
indeed, it is adopted at all.
Blaine is strong in Ohio, and it is probable
that he has more supporters there than
Sherman has. While the latter is admired
and trusted he lacks the ability to make
warm friend*, flame's maguetic manners
and his dashing ways captivate the Republi
cans in Ohio, as they do in other States.
One of the strongest of the Republican
journals of Ohio i3 the Toledo Diode. That
journal, a few weeks ago, sent thousands
of inquiries to Republicans in all parts of
the country relative to the first and second
choices for President and Vice President.
Nearly 24,003 replies were received. They
show that as between Blaine and Sherman
the former is first choice by nearly two to
one. and that Robert T. Lincoln is first
choice for Vice President by nearly seven
to one. Sherman leads all other candidates
for second choice, and, of course, stands
next to Blaine for first choice.
The iriost significant thing in the replies,
however, is contained in those from Ohio
Republicans. Blaine has the majority.
This would seem to indicate pretty plainly
that Sherman lias not much chance of get
ting a solid delegation from his own State,
and without that he hasn’t a ghost of a
chance for getting the nomination.
There is not much doubt in the public
mind that Blaine will be the Republiean
candidate. He may pretend as much as he
likos that he does not care to lead his party
in 1883, but he will not succeed in convinc
ing the people that he is not as ambitious to
be nominated again as he was to receive the
nomination in 18*4. He has lieen, und is
still, working to satisfy this ambition, and
while he has worked more quietly than
Shei-man he has worked more successfully.
Yes, Blaine will be the Republican can
didate and ho will l>e again beaten by Mr.
The Baltimore and Ohio Deal.
The Baltimore and Ohio deal is again agi
tating Wall street, but nothing definite with
regard to it has reached the public. There
are several stories afloat. One of them is
that Mr. Ives, of the firm of Ives and Stay
nor, who hold an option on the property,
has offered the Baltimore and Ohio tele
graph line to Mr. Gould for *4,1**),000. Both
Mr. Gould and Mr. Ives deny that there is
any truth in this story. Another story is
that Mr. Garrett has become tired of renew
ing Mr. Ives’ option, and has threatened to
sell the securities which are pledged to make
it good. Mr. Ives obj*ets to this and
threatens Mr. Garrett with a lawsuit. How
much truth there is in this statement no one
seems to know. Mr. Gould is reported as
saying that the deal is progressing favora
bly, and that ull the facts with regard to it
will soon Is- made public.
The public would oortainlyliko to know
the true inwardness of this Baltimore anil
Ohio matter. It is pretty certain that about,
all the stories which have been circulated
with regard to it have originated with par
ties who know little or nothing ateut, it.
Beyond tho fact that Messrs. Ives and Stay
n'or have an option on the Baltimore and
Ohio property nothing with regard to the
deal is known with certainty. It has been
several months since the deal was first an
nounced, and the general opinion in Wall
street appears to bo that it is
about time for it to be concluded.
When It was first talked about
Mr. Gould claimed to have nothing to do
with it, but at present he not only appears
to be well informed witli respect to it but
also to te in some way connected with it. It
would not be at all surprising if the
property should finally pass Into his posses
sion. He appears to have more ready money
than anybody else, and th Baltimore and
Ohio is certainly a very desirable property.
The sentence of Jacob Sharp is a rather
severe one when the fact is taken into con
sideration that it is not preliable that he
will live through one-half liis term in the
penitentiary, but it is not more severe than
he deserves, nor than will lie sustained by
public sentiment. His age and his weak
physical condition do not entitle him to any
los* punishment than a younger and stronger
man convicted of a like offense.
It was not the duty of the court to con
sider Jacob Sharp’s infirmities, and tho
sentence imposed upon him was not for the
solo purpose of punishing him. The inter
ests of society are of fur more importance
than Jacob Sharp. Rich ami unscrupulous
men of New York who use their wealth to
corrupt the |>eoplo’s servants now know
that they are in its much danger of
iieing sent to tho penitentiary as
those who accept their gold and tetruy the
trust the people have conferred upon
them. Heretofore the bribe-takers huvo
been punished when caught, but the bribe
givers have been allowed to go free. The
conviction and sentence of Jacob Sharp will
tend to check the bribing of public officials
in New York, and perhaps elsewhere, be
cause his fate will boa warning to other
men of bis character that they will likely
heed. _ „ _
The negro ex-Union soldiers in Iz.iiisiniia
are disposed to give tho Grand Army of the
Republic trouble. They charge that the or
ganization is composed entirely of Northern
white men, many of whom have been since
the war awarded place, power and profit, by
the votes of the negroes. Yet, say the ne
gro ex-soldiers, these same men will not
allow negroes any of the lienefits of the
Grand Army of the Republic. Just so: und
the negro ex-soldiers will find no change
dowu to the end of the chapter.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 18S7.
The Tybee Crime
The coroner's jury were not long in reach- |
ing a decision ns to who murdered George
Smith at Tybee. The evidence against
Thomas Cassidy, while circumstantial, was
convincing It is doubtful if a single one
of the jurors when he signed the finding had
tte vaguest sort of doubt that the man who
had lieen arrested as the murderer commit
ted the horrible deed. The suspected man’s
character, as well as the evidence, was
against him. His record and his associa
tions were known to be ted, and Jouiglcss
they helped the jury to the decision which
it is to be regretted that the officers who
arrested Cassidy and Maggie Ferrell on their
arrival from Tvbee did not serrate them as
soon ns the teat reached the wharf. When
Cassidy left the island he did not know, ofc
course, that the sea hail given up the dead,
and he was not aware that the body of the
murdered man had been found until he was
taken into custody in this city. Assuming
that he is guilty may he not have relied
upon the sea to hide his crime, and have
kept about his person until arrested, articles
taken from the body of his victim? When
he realized his peri! may he not have trans
ferred these articles to Maggie Ferrell, who
was permitted to ride in the carriage with
him. He was searched, but was the woman
Of course officers of the law cannot always
think of the proper thing to do on the spur
of the moment. Like other people, they see
what ought to have been done when it is too
late to do it.
It is not known, of course, that Cassidy,
when he reached the city, had any articles
on his person which would have criminated
him, but there is ground for suspecting that
he had. The woman ought certainly to
have been kept away from liim from the
moment of his arrest.
There is another thing that is rather mys
terious. It is the finding of a cuff or collar
button on the ground where the struggle
took place, which is like u button that Cas
sidy was known to have had. And yet
Cassidy’s clothing showed no missing button
when it was examined. Did he discover his
loss and in some mysterious way supply it?
How else can the button found at Tybee te
accounted for ! Tho murdered man’s cloth
ing was of a kind that required no buttons
like the one that was found.
The Judge of the Superior Court and the
Solicitor General show great earnestness in
bringing those guilty of crimes of violence
to justice. The Solicitor General can be de
pended upon to do all that it is possible to
do to discover and punish the murderer of
The New York World tells of a girl, 17
years old, named Hannah Sykes, living at
Dover, N. H., who has had a peculiar
farcer. She has repeatedly figured in the
police courts. When the Salvation Army
went to her town she at once joined it and
was one of the' loudest shouters. A few
days ago she was arrested for stealing a
dress, and on her way to prison jumped off
abridge to esra]>e. When her cnsecaine
up for trial, Thomas F. Gray, of New
York, appeared in court and asked permis
sion to marry her. Hannah did not know
Gray, nor did anyone else in Dover, and the
Judge said that no matrimonial business
could be transacted until the girl’s fine was
paid. Gray' paid it, and married her half
an hour afterwards. Ho said he married
her because he wanted a lively wife. He
will doubtless be pleased, for liveliness is
what’s the matter with Hannah.
A woman's convention at Lake Bluff, 111.,
has decided t hat “Madame President" is the
proper title to be applied to a woman who
presides over an organization, and not
“Miss" or “Mrs. President.” The reasons
given are, first, because there is no nets! of
designating a presiding officer by a word
which denotes her home relntionshijis—-she
is an individual first of all, and not first of
all to te classified by her relation to some
man; and, second, because the word “Mad
ame" is far more euphonious and dignified
than tho hissing sound of “Miss” or “Mrs.”
Tlie world will rejoice that this momentous
question has beeu satisfactorily settled.
Says the Boston Globe: “A recent dis
patch from Naples says that a priest of Oau
icatti, a town of Sicily, recently raisod the
devil in his pulpit, arrayed in his immemo
rial full dross of tail, horns, and hoofs. It
is generally understood that it is the busi
ness of n priest to put the devil down, not to
raise him. The Canicatti priest's devil had
attached to his tail firecrackers, which ex
ploded from time to time with great noise.
It must have been a Chinese devil, and
therefore should have been made to “go"
without delay or encouragement to return.
The Galveston Sews is authority for the
statement tliat in 1880 there were only
about .">OO miles of railway in Mexico, while
by the close of the present year there will
te over 3,000, with a capital of about $120.-
000,000 invested. Of the total mileage
2,700 miles are owned and operated by
Americans. An idea of the value of rail
way construction to Mexico may be
obtained when it is stated that the revenues
of the country have increased from $17,800,-
000 in 1871) to $33,000,000 in 1880.
Dr. McGlynn declared last Sunday in his
speech on tho subject of his excommunica
tion, that he wus preaching “the fatherhood
of God and the brotherhood of man.” It
was in the same speech that Dr. McGlynn
angrily alluded to one of his former clericul
brethren ns a buffoon, n blackguard and n
scoundrel. The ex-priest’s ideas ou the
“brotherhood of man” are evidently some
The rage for bangles amoug the ladies t.f
Now York is unabated. The World tells
of a lady whose buttons were $5 gold pieces
engraved with monograms. She wore a
bangle on each wrist, and by actual count
she had $125 on her person in the shape of
buttons or charms. Of course the fashion
causes a waste of money, but, then, so does
many another fashion.
Virginia eomes to the fore with rather a
curious case. In Prince George county a
man named Holmes It. Puryea is under sen
tence to te hanged on July 13. A contest
over the office of Sheriff leaves the county
without an officer who can legally execute
tte sentence. In consequence it is likely
that Puryea will get a respite he did not ex
The statement is mado that tho German !
postal department admits sample pec It .ages
of liquids at, reduced rates, brand from tills
country, tinder an order that went into ef
fect July 1. If whisky is included, Ger
many must have determined to foster the
jug trade by mail instead of by express, ns 1
is done in this country.
A memterof the General Assembly boasts
that he has never introduced a bill or made
a speech. He ought to be induced to ex
hibit himself at tho fall fails.
Blaine's Evidences of “Financial Abil
From the .Vigour, Republican (Dem .)
Another tattoo or so on "Blaine >*f Maine*’
does not make him less available as a Presiden
tial eandidate. He will te the stronger with his
party workers for these evidences of "financial
It Certainly Should Not.
From the Sere York World I Dem.)
It is strange that the public is not clamoring
for a fund for the poor negro —ailor cook. Hole
inson, who gallantly saved eleven lives last Sun
day when tin* Mystery capsized in Jamaica Bay
Certainly the color of a hero should lie uo bar to
Those Poor Little Cockle Shelia.
/Vnm the Philadelphia Record iDem.)
The poor little cockle shells which the Navy
Dcp ti'tiuent has sent to Honolulu in token of
the disposition of the United Mateo to protect
the interests of its citizens in that quarter of the
world are not calculated in themselves to in
spire either resjieet or alarm. They are im
pressive only from the weight, resources and
lighting qualities of their owners. Back of a
tiger cat's whiskers arc his teeth and claws.
Senator Sherman’s Chances.
From the Sere York Star (Dem.)
It is evident that Senator Sherman is not to
te allowed to control the delegation from his
own State to the Republican National Convention
without a severe struggle. Indeed there are some
indications that he may te teaten in tht* Ohio
convention. At a recent meeting of the Repub
Mean Executive Committee of Hamilton comity
a Sherman resolution was withheld because of
the evident uncertainty of its passage. There
are a great many shrewd observers in the Re
publican party who think an animated contest
between Blaine and Sherman will result in the
nomination of some third person, as was the
case when Garfield won.
Mobe able-bodied men attended base ball
gainfe lu the United States yesterday than tbe
armies of the nation numbered at any one time
during the revolutionary war. This is the way
we have grown. —Cleveland Lender.
Chicago Man (to friend)-Do you suppose
Robinson would lend me $100?
Friend -Well, I dunno. Now is a good time to
ask him for it: lie's just got a divorce from his
wife.— Drake 'a Travelers’ Maijazine.
Mamma—Ethel, dear. I noticed that young Mr.
Spriggs kept his eyes on you ull through the
Ethel -Why. isD't Sunday the best day for
him to show his devotional feelings? Tid Hits.
Slur bathino is slid to te the cause of more
cases '>f deafness than any other one thing.
Judging from the difficulty experienced in col
lectlng July bills, the debtor class Includes a
large number of surf bathers. —Sorwich Bul
"Whatis the great need of the hour?” ex
claimed a lecturer on "The Amelioration of the
Evils of Humanity.'" To which an inebriated
auditor responded: 'A ni night key with an
e-e-electric li-light on the end of it.”—Scranton
Mamma (to Walter, who bad just returned
from his first experience with a fishing rod)—
What. back so soon ?
Waiter—Yes’m; 1 thought I'd come home.
The worms were so nervous I couldn't get them
on the hooks.”— Harper's Bazar.
Wife—l don't set* why women want to wear
hi"h hats, anvhovv.
Husband—Neither do I. my dear.
wife—Yes; its perfectly senseless. They
don't cost a bit more than the others, and some
of them not nearly so much.— Pittsburg Dis
"I wish I was a measly, half-starved cock
roach.” said a tramp to his companion.
“Why don’t you wish you was a millionaire,
and be done with it ?"
"I had just as lief be a cockroach—there is no
difference between a millionaire and a cock
"How do you make that out?”
"Oh. because they teth move in first-class
A little Maftehivan girl attends the Metho
dist church and is not familiar with the forms
of service in the other churches. Not long ago
she was present at a wedding in the Episcopal
church and was very attentive When she had
returned home she approached her mother and
asked: “Mamma, why did tbe man in the night
gown ask if be would promise to love cherries?"
The mother explained that the clergyman had
asked the groom if he would “premise to love,
cherish," etc.— Hudson Republican.
An editor of a country pa[icr having been in
vited to a picnic on the day when his paper had
to go to press, called tbe hoy who set the type
and said: “Tom, I’m going away to-day and
haven't time to get out any mow* copy. Take
iny article headed ‘Party Organization' and run
it in again putt ing over it. Republished byre
quest. That Mill save considerable time and
you can go to press at once/’ When the editor
returned from the picnic and took up a copy of
his paper, he became justly Indignant upon
reading the following: “Party Organization.
Republished by requestof the editor. —Arkan
There are sixty electric bells on W. K. Van
There is a Methodist preacher in St. Mary’s,
0., named John L. Sullivan.
Senator Wade Hampton, of South Carolina,
looks as young as he did twenty years ago, bar
ring a few more gray hairs.
Senator Vance entertained the surviving
members of his old company, the “Rough and
Ue id*. Guards," at his home, “Gombroon," on
The Secretary of the Treasury has sent a
silver medal to Miss Edith Clark, of San Fran
cisco, for saving a schoolmate from drowning
on Aug. 31, lSßii.
Mr. Pbadsuaw. of the Great Head Yacht
Club, sailed his yacht Erminm in the champion
ship pennant regatta with a erew composed of
women. The yacht came in last.
A Berlin paper commenus on the fact that
tbe playwright Moser received a mere trifle for
"The Private Secretary," which, in its English
form, has already yielded $205,0U0.
The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles ("Scotland)
was recently arrested as a spy.while journeying
in Algeria, by a French officer. He was soon
after released with complete apologies.
Gen. William F. Rookks is the possessor of a
stained gluss portrait of George Washington,
which was made in China seventy years ago,
when the art was almost unknown in this coun
try. The portrait is by Sully, after Stewart's
celebrated painting, and is life size.
When the Prince of Wales breakfasts “ho
likes the solid toasted muffin, the pink-and
white slices of home-cured hum, the generous
section of Melton Mowbray pork pie. grilled
chops flanked with kidneys broiled on a silver
fork, plenty of good thiefc cream and butter.”
The son of Joshua R. Giddings the old Ohio
Abolitionist, lives at Jefferson, the county seat
of Ashtalmia county, lie practices law and
runs a farm, hut he takes very little interest in
polities. The son of Ben Wade lives in the same
town. He gives himself up to horses and lets
It is reported that ex Senator Jones, of
Florida, has finally left Detroit. He is said to
hi* on his way to Eurejie, whither Mias Palms
has gone before him. There is some surprise
expressed in Detroit at his sudden departure, as
many of his investments in that city are begin
ning to make large returns.
Mehemmed Bey, a handsome officer in the
Circassian Guard of the Sultan of Turkey, has
recently been married to the Sultan's sister
Thi* lady fell in love with the officer several
years ugo, hut as he was poornuduudistin
guished, the late Sultan would not permit them
to he married. Abdul Hamid, however, was
l>ersuaded to penult the marriage, and Mehem
mod, having beeu made a Pacha, was chosen to
represent the Padishah at Queen Victoria's
Georoe Jones, proprietor of the New York
Tiinrs. and his family are guests a' the Hotel
Knaterskil! in the Catskill mountain. Thursday
his grandson saved the son of a guest at thi*
hotel from drowning in Kaatorskill Lake at the
risk of his own life. The grateful mother and
guests made thi* brave Uttle fellow accept
valuable iharuond pin. To a member of the
Kingston Freeman's editorial staff, who w us at
the hotel, the juvenile life-saver when asked
what profession h*‘ proposed to follow, shyly
answered: “1 gis*ss I'll he a newspaper man.”
A lively New York correttixindent says:
“Mrs. William K Vanderbilt is the beauty and
dasher of all the Vanderbilts Her social doings
have ever had a vim and style undesired, or at
least unm tamed bv any other lady among
them. Her toilets, her equipages, her diver
sions, have been always new and sometimes
strange, while tbe others have seemed to strive
for privacy, seclusion and quietude. To her is
due the conception of this round the world
splendor. The route of the steam yacht Alva
will fe first to tendon ami next to Paris, with
tbe East to follow Dinners and tells will is*
given on board, and It is unlikely that Cleopa
tra In h-r barge created the stir that the Van
derbilt* will make in the Old World with the
Honors to Buffalo William.
FVojh the Boston Record.
One of the moot remarkable incidents of the
Jublilee day was that the only person "ho was
recognized by royal Thirty during their
prupvss was CoL Cody (Buffalo Billi, and that
this should have been the eas* needs no fur
ther commentary from roe to point out to you
how the “Wild west” craze has extended. not
only to all fashionable London, hut to royalty
itself. Col Cody occupied a prominent place
on a scaffolding erect*M on the side of anew
building in Piccadilly, and when the royal car
riages approached the Trincoss looked up and
saw his jong love locks floating in the breeze,
whereupon she called the attent s *n of tlie Queen,
and both lestowed a smile and bow upon Col.
C*ly ; and the Prince, who was in charge of
th- royal guard of honor ju>t alluded to.whcvletl
his horse around, took off his hat and saluted
Col. Cody, an example immediately followed
by the other members of the suite on horse
From All the Year Round.
One woman, in furs and velvets;
Another, in squalid raps;
On**, rolled by in her stately carriage;
The other stood on the flags.
One woman, alone in her carriage;
By the other, a little child
Who. watching the prancing horses,
Looked up in her face and smiled.
She stooped to her boy and kissed him.
And gave him a hoarded crust;
The other had just left costly bloopis
Where her one son lay in dust.
One. back to her darkened mansion,
Wealth cannot hold death at bay!
One, hack to the hut where labor
Brought bread tor the coming day.
Perhaps, as over the sands of life
Time’s great tide ebbs and flows,
More fates among us are equal
Than their outward seeming shows.
Brave Little Mrs. Humphries.
From the New York Sun.
Southampton, L. 1., July 12.—Mr?. Edward
Humphries, of Bergen Point, N. J, a great
granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, ana the
daughter-in-law of Mr. Solon Humphries, of
New York city, is spending the summer with
her husband in their cottage here. Yesterday
afternoon she drove, tyer dog cart to the west
side of Southampton Pond To make a few visits.
On her way home she saw three children
of Mr. Isham bathing in the pond.
The eldest, a girl of 18, and nearly as large as
Mrs. Humphries, who is very petite, got beyond
her depth There was no one near to help her,
and site sank twice, and would certainly have
been drowned had not Mrs. Humphries dropped
the reins on the dashboard, jumped from the
cart. and. clad just as she was, with hat and
gloves on, rushed into the pond.
Before she reached the drowning girl she was
obliged to swim. She did reach her, however,
and, after a terrible struggle, she brought her
ashore, partly by swimming and partly by walk
ing up the inclined bottom with her head tinder
water. All this time the girl was clinging about
her and impeding her movements. After the
girl was safely landed her brave little rescuer
nearly fainted. The affair has created a great
sensation, and the plucky and pretty lady is re
ceiving congratulations on all hands.
Gov. Curtin's Story.
From the New York Sun.
Harrisburg, July 12.—Ex-Gov. Curtin passed
east through this city last night. In conversa
tion about the alleged charge made by Jefferson
Duvis that, he had pardoned a desperado out of
the Eastern penitentiary for the purpose of
having him assassinate the Confederate chief
tain for a reward of SIOO,OOO, he said:
J have no idea how such a story could have
originated, but believe it was founded on an ex
traordinary incident that occurred in IHH2, dur
ing my first term as Governor of Pennsvvama.
At that time a notorious forger named Kenyon
Cross was serving a long term in the Eastern
penitentiary, in Philadelphia. One day I
received a letter written on the official
1 aper of the Secretary of War's
oiiice, enclosed and sealed in an offi
rial envelope, and signed with the name of Sec
retary Stanton. The document was, in sub
stance, that Kenyon Cross was in a position to
get through the rebel linos and obtain very im
portant and most desirable information at rebel
headquarters in case he was pardoned. The
latter recommended and urged the pardon.
The document bore every evidence that it was
genuine, and no suspicion attached to it what
"I at once made out the necessary papers giv
ing Cross his freedom, and placed them, to
gether with the letter from the War Office, in
the hands of the United States Marshal. Cross
was taken to Washington, where it was found
that the letter signed by Secretary Stanton was
a forgery. Cross was put back in his cell in the
State prison and served his term. Who wrote
th* letters or how the official paperand envelop*
were obtained could not be found out, and the
incident is shrouded in as much mystery to-day
as it was in 1%2.”
Mixed Up the Card 9.
From the Buffalo Courier
A leading family has been made most uncom
fortable during the past few days. One morn
ing early in the week the lady of the house, to
her great amazement, for she had issued no in
vitations, began to receive regrets and ac
ceptances to a luncheon. About 1 o'clock ladies
began to arrive in their coaches, the procession
not ending until 8 o'clock, when quite a party
drove up and deposited their cards. On sifting the
matter the mistress of tin* house discovered that
she bod beeu mode the victim of a practical joke.
Some silly fool had issued cards on which were
written her name, with ‘Luncheon from 1 to
a,” and the date below in the corner. This cir
cumstance would have been sufficiently annoy
ing had not another greater trial caused her to
regard this one as a very slight affair. A
meml>er of her family had been married
not long before, and the wedding was
followed bv the usual formalities in the
way of announcement cards. Two or t hree days
after these cards had been issued an acquaint
ance on meeting one of the household said:
“Miss —. is your father a trustee of the Lock
port High School?" "No; why do you ask?"
"Because." was the reply, "I received an invita
tion to the commencement exercises of the
school, with your sisfer's after-card inclosed in
it." Greatly puzzled, the young lady r-turned
home to find tnat another or the family had lieen
asked the same question, and more followed.
An investigation ensued, and it appeared that
the stationer who had received the order, and to
whom had been delegated the responsibility of
addressing the envelopes, had entrusted the
work to n careless clerk, who had committed the
unpardonable blunder of mixing the two sets of
cards. It is not easy to say which is the worst
offense, that of playing a ridiculously common
place joke or of blundering with so important a
matter as w edding announcement curds. The
latter is an error which can be explained to
friends in town, but scarcely to those Living at a
From the Detroit Free Press.
The recent case of Mr. John W. Stebbins, of
Wyoming, will do much to oieu the eyes of the
users of tue vile weed in its vilest form It will
pain inauy good people to know that the ciga
rette has insinuated itself into the rural sim
plicity of Wyoming. Hitherto the inhabitants
of that Territory have been a guileless pastoral
people, who occasionally indulged in sculping,
cattle raids and had whisky, enlivened by a inur
der now and then, but never had their worst
enemy charged them with smoking cigarettes.
Now, alas! all this is changed, it is no uncommon
sight to see a gang of cow-boys peaceably re
turning to catup, after sacking a village, each
with a cigarette in his mouth. True, some of the
most noble of the cowboys stood out against
tlie growth of this habit and shot a few of the
smokers; hut. although ibis method of argu
ment seemed to be conclusive in individual
cas**s. yet matters of policy prevented its uni
versal adoption. So, in spite of the best inten
tions on the part of the opponents of the vice,
it continued to spread among the unsophisti
cated jieoplo of the plains. Stebbins fell an
easy victim to the cigarette, and smoked inces
santly. The effect of the habit on him was not
noticed until one day be fired at a tenderfoot
from the Host three times In succession and
missed him every time. This alarmed his
friends, and they In-sought him with Lears in
their eyes to abandon a habit that was doing so
much to undermine his usefulness and influ
ence on the plains.
Stebbins himself felt rather shaken and con
suited a physician, who told him that if be did
not give up cigarette smoking he would not live
six months. HtebMns agreed to quit next week.
This is a peculiarity or the cirurette smokers.
They are always going to quit some time in the
future. That night there was n social card
party in the shanty. StebMns sat on the pow
aer keg. He let a cigarette stump fall on tin*
k**g. The party instantly broke up. Stebbins
and part of the keg were last seen going
through the roof. As neither have yet come
down serious fears are beginning to be enter
tained on that ranch that .something has bar
petted to Stebbins. Thus it is that the doctor s
most sanguine expectations have Is en realized
and the name of John Warrington Stebbins has
been added to the already long list of the vic
tims of the deadly cigarette.
The flower known as the Itfichelor’a button
must Is* the one that does not stay on long.—
New Orleans Picayune.
For cramps and codes. The original Brown's
Ginger Frederick Brown. Philadelphia, 1822.
bold by druggists everywhere.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Thirteen has been Jake Sharp's unlucky
number He bribed thirteen aldermen, and the
jury c nvicted him in thirteen minutes.
Commencement day at Chautauqua is Aug. 17,
when about 5.000 diplomas will be awarded*
About 1,000 of the class will be present in per
A boy at Skin Diego. Cal., is so electric that by
rubbing his hands over a box or book and
then waving his hand lio can Lft the object from
A Mechaxicsburo (Pa.) boy of 11 shot a
wooden box inches square off the top of his
brother’s head at a distance of twenty-five feet,
using a Flobert air rifle.
A journeyman shoemaker in Bingen (on the
Rhino has invented a water velocipede, with
which he has made successful trial trips, and
which promises to lead to a regular aquatic
After six months of trial, the library and
reading rooms at Bradford, in England, are to
be opened to the public permanently on Sun
days. The average number of Sunday visitors
has exceeded tiOO.
Fifteen ostriches have just been hatched
from a nest of seventeen fertile eggs at Mount
Fairview ostrich farm, near San Diego. This is
the l**st record ever made in America. There are
eighty birds at the farm now.
Stephenville, Tex., has a rival of Fannie
Mills, the big-footed girl of Ohio, in the person
of Maud Callsber. She has to have her shoes
made on a special last, and they are said to be
fully No. l'J’s. She cannot walk.
The co-operative colony at Port Angeles. W.
TANARUS., is reported by the Seattle Times to be in a
prosperous condition. About 250 colonists aiv*
reported to be there at present, and all appear
to be contented. Port Angeles is on Fuea straits,
in the extreme Northwest of Washington Terri
A young man in Delta, Col., was unmercifully
cowhided a few days ago for merely asking one
of the ranchmen if he could spark his daughter.
The old man said that if the young man had
asked him to court or sit up with her it would
have been all right, but that the word "spark’*
made him kinder mad.
An old negro at Weldon, N. C\, at a recent lec
ture, said: "When I see a man going home with
a gallon of whisky and half a pound of meat,
dat's temperance lecture enough for me. and l
sees it every day. I know that eberything in'y
bis home is on the same scale—gallon of misery
to every half pound of comfort. 1
A weld-driller on Uie farm of Henry Wat
son, near Alfred Centre, N. Y., at the depth of
seventy feet, struck a spring of wonderful force.
The water overflowed the garden, yard and
fields, and the stream is wearing a large outlet
from the earth, with no diminution or volume.
It seems to be similar to the famous Belle
Plains well in lowa.
A woman in Chico, Cal., awakened by the
jarring of an earthquake recently, thought the
noise was made by a burglar, and, seizing ber
revolver, she rushed to an open window, from
which she fired a volley in the direction of the
supposed robber. The shaking ceased, and she.
again retired, and was considerably surprised to
hear a few hours later that she had been shoot
ing at an earthquake.
An industrial school for boys is proposed at
Chicago by Mrs. Celia W. Wallace, a rich
woman. She wants an incorporation, with a
capital of $500,000, and a large public support.
The idea is to havH the institution both a home
and a school, and. besides the dormitories and
workshop there will be a military drill room
and a sehoolhouse, where the rudiments of\an
education can be acquired while the boy is
learning a trade.
A singular accident occurred to George
Smith, of East Orange, N. J., on Tuesday. He
was about to go into a hay mow to throw down
some hay. He threw the pitchfork up, intend-*
ing it should land in the mow. The fork fell
short, and catching at one end turned completely
over ns it fell. One of the prongs entered
Smith's left eye, entirely destroying the sight.
It penetrated past the eye to the brain, so that
the man instantly became insane and has re
An Albany, N. Y., physician has made a singu
lar discovery. He says he has noticed a failing
in muscular power of many business men, and
on inquiry found that they had been using type
writers or stenographers instead of writing their
own letters. This, strange as it may appear, lias
deprived, the physician says, business uien of a
little very desirable muscular exercise of the
right arm. and has to some extent affected their
general health. The observation of the physi
cian seems to have been extraordinarily acute.
A fancy price for a portrait was paid in
England recently, when was given for
Boucher’s picture of Mme. de Pompadour, from
the late Lord Lonsdale's collection. This is
almost the highest sum ever realized by a por
trait at auction. The famous French beauty is
represented full length, reclining in her boudoir,
with a book in her hand, her net spaniel at her
feet, and a clock, curtain, ana writing-table in
the background. She wears a blue silk dress,
with pink ribbons and garlands of roses. The
picture was painted in 1755. and was among t lie
old mavSters shown at Burlington House, Lon
don, in 1870.
Joseph Garrison, of Idaho, who has just been
notified from Washington that his pension was
allowed, claimed back j>ension from 1&18. By
temporarily w aiving a heavier claim for entire
disability resulting from a wound on the head,
inflicted by a boulder throw’ll from the roof of a
house at the storming of the City of Mexico, he
has been allowed sl2 a month, with A per cent,
interest per annum, since IH4K period of thirty
nine years. Having served in the war between
the States as a lieutenant in the Second Califor
nia Cavalry, he expects to get an additional
sum. The allowance to him so far will secure
him over SIO,OOO, and when his other claims for
increased pension are adjudicated, he expects
to receive $15,000 to $20,000 more.
"Emperor William's illness was not a cold,”
says London Truth . "aswas officially announc
ed, but, like most of his other attacks of late
years, was due to his excessive and untimely
consumption of some of the most unwholesome
dishes in the whole range of German or Russian
cuisine. The physicians have informed Prince
Bismarck that a repetition of these imprudences
will assuredly prove fatal. It is an odd thing
that the Duke of Queensbury (old Q.) died at the
age of 88from the effects of a surfeit of nec
tarines and peaches. He persisted in devour
ing tlie fruit in defiance of the efforts of his pri
vate physicians, who wore stimulated to un
wonted zeal, us he remunerated them on the
Chinese system of paying so much a week as
long os they kept him alive."
The unspeakable Turk has hfs owm way to
run a newspaper, described by an American
writing from Sivas, capital of the Turkish Vil
oyet in Asia Minor. Sivas has a population of
40,000, but only one newspaper, and that is
owned by the local government. It is a badly
printed sheet about 12x15 inches in size; has no
telegraphic news, and no local, except of the
official kind ; has no reporters, and does not ask
for subscribers. But it has subscribers, ail the
same. The publishers simply send the paper to
every ix*rson in the government employ, and
deduct the subscription price from his salary.
He can read the puper or let it alone, as suits
him. Th* editor has a sinecure. His duties
consist of seeing that the official notes are
prim dns they are handed in. Sivas is the
centre of a region rich in important minerals,
and the city has a lively trade, but the editor
doe* not bother his head about the development
of the one or the increase of the other.
“Whoever hears," the Toronto Globe says,
“of an American social favorite of tho other
sex, except, perhaps, the late United States
minister Mr. Lowell, or delightful I)r. Wendell
Holmes, Mr. Phelps, Mr. Allen Tborndyke
Rice, or an occasional novelist or so? Who
would know , for Instance but for the explana
tory prefix to her name, and the evident impos
sibility of any woman making so much money
by herself, i hat Mrs. McKay had any matrimo
nial adjunct whatever? Ami of those w ho count
the cnnque.-.r* of the accomplished Mrs. James
Brown potter, who would suspect the existence
of a Mr. J. B. I*, except as a dim menacing tig
ure that appears upon the >oekground when
ever hi* fair wife is urged to gi\e her amateur
histrionic talents a professional setting 1 " i
really think tbut we mean clearly American
women when we talk of Americans in English
society, uni I must further say that 1 be
lieve they have a distinct advantage over Eng
lish ladies in not being judged by any fixed
standard. Trait* which would tie Inexcusable in
an English wmnan pass as mere eccentricities in
the fair product of tie democratic new world
l think they owe a good deal of their popularity
also to their power to amuse They are wholly
novel Mugs I hope lam understood as speak
ing of the better sort-hi their iintmnimeled i
way of looking at things, in their unconscious
criticism, in the width of their intellectual range.
In their uncon volitional im. and in their quick
appreciation and adaptability. Then they talk
well, ait it 1 dres . well, and look well, and are "so
quaint, you know." that I bare no difficulty
whatever in accounting for their great social
success: but 1 don’t ms* why the average Ameri
can girl always looks ho much better than the
average Enjdfshjrjri especially when I frankly
say th.it I thinkf flip English girl is really the
prettier of tho tWQI
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