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WEDNESDAY, JULY SO, 1887.
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The toys of Savannah are holding Salva
tion Army meetings on the streets. The
hot weather is burden enough without this.
Even the summer resorts no longer claim
exemption from the heat. The sun deserves
credit for having forced the truth from such
places at last.
As far as the condition of the weather out
of doors is concerned, a thermometer in an
ice house just now is ns unreliable as the
man who tells snake stories.
It is stated that Mr. Rlaino is ttie favorite
of the Arkansas Republicans Well, they
may count in a nominating convention but
they are useless in an election.
When the General Assembly moves into
the new capitol that body ought to signalize
the event by solemnly resolving to make no
more attacks upon the Georgia Code.
Philip D. Armour does not confine him
self entirely to pork-packing. Recently he
has been n heavy buyer of stocks on Wall
street. New York. Pork pneking is a safer
business, as he may yet find out to his cost.
Young Edward Gould, who seems destined
to to a king in 'Wall street, says that lie gets
no tips from his father. Perhaps he does
not directly, but it would not to difficult for
him to pick them up by watching his father
The Memphis Avalanche has purchases! a
new |>erfecting press and lias put on a hand
some now dress. These evidences of pros
perity will give pleasure to the A valanehc's
friends. No journal in the South is brighter
or of more service to its section.
Rich girls in New York are having then
decayed teeth replaced with diamonds. They
are literally illustrating the old fairy tale
about “gems in tho mouth.” In case they
marry poor men their diamond teeth may
provo handy at the pawnbroker’s shop sumo
Gold is coming from Europe to this coun
try in large sums. On Saturday one firm
in New York received $500,000, and it is
estimated that within the next fortnight
more than $(>,000,000 will arrive. Some of
it will doubtless find its way South to aid
in railroad development.
The extreme heat in Chicago Sunday
caused a horse to go mad. The infuriated
animal fatally bit George Scott, an employe
of the Western Transit Company. While
the heated term continues it would to well
for everybody to look out for mad dogs,
ntad horses and other mad animals.
Tho men who own the yacht, Thistle are
the following: James Bell, James Coats,
Henry Bell, the Marquis of Breadalhane,
John Clark, of Paisley, J. B. Hilliard and
O. C. Watson, her designer. After the race
for the America's cup they will be much
sadder and perhaps a little wiser thau they
A diabolical outrage was committed at
Mingo, 0., on Saturday night last. While
a negro I*ll was in progress a mimtor of
white men blew up tin- ballroom with dyna
mite. Many of the negrotst were hurt. As
this outrage occurred in Ohio it is not likely
that the rabid Republicans of that State
will waste nuy sympathy uj>on the unfortu
President It. R. Cable, of the Itock Maud
l-aiii-oad, says that lie does not recall any
season when there luivo been brighter crop
prospects all over the Northwest than just
now. Tlie same condition of aifaius exists
along aii the loading railroads in agricultural
districts. The uewn is cheering, indeed.
When the farmers prosper the country pros
Notwithstanding Virginia’s failure to
make a satisfactory settlement with her
English bondholders, it is said that Euro
pean interest in the stock market of this
country is reviving. European investors
are doubtless a ware that honesty ha* been
at a premium on this side of the Atlantic
since tho Democrats obtained control of tho
Randall’s Plan for Harmony.
The Missouri Republican a few days ago
addressed a few inquiries to Democratic
members of the House lor the purpose of
discovering if there was any possibility of
an agreemeut on a tax reduction measure
which would have an “unmistakable party
stamp.” A number of answers wore re
ceived, and among them one from Mr. Sain
J. Randall. The answer of Mr. Randall
was ruthor lengthy, ami was an argument
to show that the position which lie has aii
along occupied with regard to the course to
pursue to reduce the revenues is the right
one, and that that, occupied by tho great
majority of liis purty is the wrong one.
To tho question, whether there “is a prac
ticable basis of compromise through which
the Democrats of tho House can unite,” ho
replied in tile affirmative and proceeded to
show that if tho party would accept his po
sition there would to no difficulty in reach
ing an agreement. Of course the Missouri
Republican and every one else knew that,
and it was not necessary for him to go to tho
trouble of stating it for publication. To ac
cept Mr. Randall’s position would not to a
compromise however, and it is not easy to
see how he could have answered the question
in the affirmative while virtually assorting
that there could lie no agreement unless the
majority of the party accepted absolutely
tlie views of the small minority.
As is well known, Mr. Randall favors rc
pealingthe internal revenue taxes on whisky,
beer and tobacco. Ho is opposed to reducing
customs duties unless it appears that the re
peal of tlie internal revenue taxes is not suffi
cient to rid the Treasury of the surplus, and
he is not willing to consider any measure
which provides for a reduction of both the
internal revenue and tlie tariff taxes. Tlie
position of the great majority of tho party
is that the revenues should to reduced by re
ducing tin* tariff. There is no demand, ex
cept by the tobacco growers, for a reduction
of any of the internal revenue taxes while
there is a very general demand for the re
duction of the tariff.
It is plain from Mr. Randall’s letter that
the majority and minority of tlie Demo
cratic members of tho House will to as
wide apart in this Congress ns they were in
the last, and with no totter prospect of
reaching an agreement. The Democrats
haven’t a large majority in tlie House, and
if Mr. Handall controls as ninny Demo
cratic votes on tariff questions as lie did in
the last Congress it is doubtful if they can
pass a tax reduction measure.
The situation is a rather remarkable one.
Tho country is clamoring for a reduction of
tlie revenues because tho money which is
needed in circulation is being stored in the
Treasury to the amount of millions of dol
lars monthly. The Democratic party, hav
ing a majority in the House, is unable to ef
fect the required reduction because a few of
its members acting with the Republicans
want to dictate what taxes shall be reduced.
If the Democrats were to accept Mr. Ran
dall’s position their party would suffer a
signal defeat, and tlie Republican party
would claim a victory, and the claim would
to recognized. Mr. Randall seems deter
mined to assist tlie Republicans to gain a
victory. Ought he be permitted to render
this assistance and at the same time to to
recognized as a Democratic leader?
A Reluctant Admission.
A portion of the Northern press seems dis
posed to admit that there is about as much
race prejudice in that section of the country
as there is in the South. The Asbury Park
incident apjiears to have opened their eyes a
little and shown them that in tlie discussion
of this race question they have not been al
together free from cant and hypocrisy.
The New York Sun, commenting on this
question, says: “In truth, the color line is
sharply drawn at tho North as well at the
South, against which we have no right to
bring the charge of •min-ow and un
christian race animosity. Asa colored
preacher said tho other day, tho only differ
ence is that tho South is honester in express
ing its antipathy and its determination to
keep the races apart. Here there is a dispo
sition to hide the same fooling and pinqiose
under a cloak of cant anil humbug."
Tho Boston Herald lias this to say on
the same subject, “Tho fact is that preju
dice does exist in botli sections. It would
to strange, indeod, if it did not exist in tho
South. A people who in themselves and
tlioir ancestors have lived for several gener
ations with tlie black race in slavery to
themselve*, and who—even admitting the
natural inferiority of tlie black to to less
than is charged—have seen them in entire
ignorance of what is taught by school edu
cation, cannot be expected to accept a feel
ing of equality with such a race readily.
Personally, the Southerner is often kinder to
the ignorant black man than are those of
white blood at the North. He is more used
to personal association with him, and lias
loss of that antipathy to personal contact
that often prevails here. But there must
always be with ttiis tlie assertion of personal
Tlie Northerner is not in a position to lec
ture tlie Southerner for his prejudice against
the negro. When it comes to the point of
associating with the negro on terms of
equality he finds that lie lias the same preju
dice that tho Southerner has, and that, too,
without the kindly feeling for him which
the Southerner has. The Northerner does
not want to to brought into contact witli
tlie negro in any way, while the Southerner
only objects to his assumption of equality.
It may to true that tlie negro has admission
to places at tlie Nortli to which he is not
admitted at the South, but this is because
of the overwhelming numbers of tno
negroes at tlie South. If the negroes were
as numerous at tho North as they are at tho
South, the prejudice against them would to
even more marked there than it is here.
That tiiis is true is shown by the hostility to
them that cropped out at Asbury Park as
soon us they began to gather there in large
If tlie Northern people will look at this
matter fairly they will find that they are
not sincere when they condemn race preju
dice at the South. It is noticeable that those
of them who come South have a great deal
less sympathy for tho negro than the South
ern people have, and ore tlie quickest to re
sent anything that looks like an assumption
of equality. They are not at all anxious to
prove by their conduct .tho sincerity of the
opinions which they expressed so freely on
the race question nt the North. When the
Northern people show that they are free
from race prejudice their criticism of the
Southern people for entertaining this preju
dice will to in totter taste.
Another citizen of tlie United States has
been arrested and brutally treated by the
Mexicans. His name is Brecker.ridge. In
addition to doing him bodily injury, the
Mexicans have stolen his property. It is
boo bad that Mexico cannot to taught to
treat citizens of this country with proper
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 2ft, 1887.
A Needed Restriction.
It is not improbable that tlie agitation of
the immigration question by the Knights of
Labor will cause Congress to enact legisla
tion of some sort tending to restrict immi
gration. ‘While public sentiment is still in
favor of permitting immigrants who are ca
pable of earning a living, and who are sound
in mind and tiody and are willing to accept
our laws ami institutions, to land on our
shores, it is certainly opposed to the recep
tion of pauper criminals, Anarchists, So
cialists, contract laborers, and those who nro
likolv soon to become a burden upon the
Tlie census of 18-80 shows that while only
one-eighth of the entire population was at
that time of foreign birth fully one-third
of those in the insane asylums, almhouses
and prisons were foreigners. It is probable
that a census at the present time would
show pretty much the same condition of
things. While healthy immigrants of good
morals and a little money who want to make
homes for themselves and become good citi
zens are desired tho riff-raff of Europe is
not wanted. There is no reason why the
people of this country should to saddled
with tho burdens which European countries
are anxious to got rid of.
The immigration laws ought to to so
amended as to permit the reception of only
such immigrants as are desirable. While
we have plenty of unoccupied land and can
accommodate a population many times
greater than wo have, we ought to exercise
great care in choosing those who are to share
our privileges. We ought to say emphati
cally that wo want only those who will to a
help, and not those who will be a burden to
The Knights of Lator will do the country
good service if they force this immigration
question on the attention of Congress and
succeed in getting such restrictive legisla
tion as is needed with regard to it. If only
those immigrants were permitted to laud
at our ports who had certificates from our
consuls, showing them to to the kind of
people wanted here, the country would bo
relieved of a very large percentage of im
migrants who eventually drift into chari
table institutions and prisons.
Pistols and Whisky.
In a neighboring State, a few days ago,
a party of young men went on an excursion
from tho town in which they lived to
another town about fifteen miles distant.
They were regarded at home as law-abiding
citizens, and, in tlie main, they were. Oc
casionally more than one of them carried a
pistol, and sometimes all of them got more
uniler tlie influence of liquor than was
proper. On tlie occasion in question every
member of the party was provided with a
flask of whisky and at least two were
armed. Late in tho afternoon, when the
whisky had made the party about half
drunk, the two young men who were armed
iieoame involved in an altercation with
each other about some trivial matter. They
drew their pistols and fired at each other,
and one was shot through the heart and in
Since the first of May the newspapers
have recorded a large number of cases like
that just described. It seems that many
young men regard it as the propier thing to
carry a pistol on excursions, and, as a rule,
a flask of whisky is considered the fit com
panion of tlie pistol. In a ease of murder
on an excursion, reported from Ohio, the
young man who took tlie life of his com
panion said: “It was all due to whisky. I
thought I couldn’t have any fun unless I car
ried whisky with me. I drank too much, and
l fired the fatal shot hardly knowing what I
did.” Inanther State a murder was commit
ted while a Sunday school was on a steamboat
excursion. In this case a pistol and a flask
of whisky were again companions, and tho
young man who she 1 another’s blood said:
“I was drunk. He angered me and I shot
him. I carried a pistol because I was afraid
there might to a difficulty. One often oc
curs on excursions. I carried a flask of
whisky because I wanted to have a lively
If ever pistols and whisky are out of
place it is on excursions, t)n such occasions
people are seeking pleasure. They do not
anticipate trouble, and the young men who
carry pistols for fear there may lie a diffi
culty, and whisky in order to have “fun,”
are generally responsible, if trouble comes.
There is as much sense in taking a pistol to
a wedding as there is in taking oue on an
excursion, and the “fun” caused by whisky
is always to to regretted. There is a grave
responsibility upon tlioso who manage ex
cursions, and whenever it is possible they
should sec that the young men who carry
pistols and whisky ary compelled to stay at
Ex-Gov. Foster, of Ohio, ho that once
figured as “Calico Charley,” went all the
way to New York to tie interviewed on tlie
captured* flags episode. When ho had
dropjxxl liis carpet-ling on tlie counter of a
Fifth avenue hotel, he thus spoke to a re-
Iwitter about the President’s letter declining
to visit St. Louis: “Acanard,sir—a canard.
He has ruined tlie little prestige he ever en
joyc<l in Ohio. There is no difference of
opinion among the Grand Army posts in
our State concerning liis action, sir. They
condemn it to a man." “Calico Charley” is
a mighty man—in his own opinion. He
will find, however, that tho President has
not been injured among right thinking
people in Ohio, or anywhere else.
In Chattanooga tho other day, a man
named Taylor, a brawling communist,
made an incendiary speech on the public
streets. Commenting on the occurrence
the Times says: “Wo neither want, nor
will Chattanooga have, n repetition of tho
Chicago Anarchist riots, even on a small
scale. We call the attention of the grand
jury to Taylor's incendiarism and to all like
nuisances, and demand of that tody to pro
ceed with abatement measures.” The Times
is right; in such cases prevention is better
The statement is made tliut Sam Jones,
the evangelist, recently preached four days
in Henry county, Ky., without making a
single convert. At the close of his last ser
mon he remarked: “The sermon which 1
have just preached at you wits tho ono
which converted Sam Small. 1 therefore
thought it ought to make at least one con
vert here, but 1 had forgotten that this con
gregation is eonqiosed of citizens of Henry
county." Sam is well known in llonry
county, which, perhaps, accounts for his
Mrs. Lucy Para ms, m ife of the condemned
Chicago Anarchist, has toeomo a took
agent. She sells Nina Van Zandt’s biogra
phy of Anarchist Spies. Mrs. Parsons is a
greater )>est than was generally supposed.
During the month of June 113 railroads
earned $37,677,658, nn increase of $8,300,000
over the same month last year. When rail
roads are operated as investments they gen
erally pay handsome profits.
Their Losing Platform.
From the New York Herald (Ind.)
Gen. Tuttle snvs that “the Southern people
hold just as bitter feelings toward tb* North as
they ever have.” That is good Republican doc
trine. It is the platform on which the party
will fight and lose in 1888.
His Case Is Hopeless.
From the Missouri Republican (Dcm.)
John Sherman is begging the Ohio Republi
cans for an indorsement anv sort of an indorse
ment. His Cincinnati organ declares that a mild
one will do, but even if he could commit the To
ledo convention to Imre tolerance of his preten
sions liis case has become hopeless. He was
never popular, and his Springfield speech was
as peat a blunder as liis jaitronageof Eliza
It Is Not the Proper Way.
From the New York ll 'arid (Don.)
In defending the protective system Mr. Ran
dall says? “We would be worse than heathens
not to take care of our own.” But it is a poor
way to “take care of our own” to tax them
needlessly $125,000,000 a year, under a 45 per
cent, tariff, 75 per cent, of the duties l>eing col
lected from the necessities of the people.
The Public Appreciates the Difference.
From the New York Star (Don.)
The Blaine organs seem to think that they can
injure President Cleveland by describing him as
“an astutv and able politician.” The public
very quickly appreciates the difference between
t hat commanding ability in politics that secures
the support of a great party and adds to its
strength and the petty trickery to which small
schemers resort for the sake of personal ad
vantage or local prominence.
Hatter to friend -There goes Mr. X. See he
wouldn’t even take of my hat to me, and it isn’t
paid for.— Town Topics.
Father--He’s a brute, my dear, but don’t
crv. 1 gave you to him l**cause he said he knew
the secret of making you happv.
Daughter -Well, he's kept his secret admira
Someone says that the latest fad of New York
girls is to practice smiling before the mirror.
The boys, we understand, don’t car*? whether
there are any mirrors lie fore them or not when
they smile.— Pittsburg Chronicle.
The Labor party of lowa is running Mr. Cain
for Governor. Now, fyere is a chance to settle
an old controversy to the queen's taste. Let
his opponent make him tell who his mother in
law was iu tho Band of Nod.— Sait Francisco
In Chicago—Young Penny wait—Oh, Ethel! I
love the very ground you walk on.
Ethel (aside)—Dare say. Corner lot, worth
Tho engagement is not yet annouced.-r Town
“How old are you, mv son,” asked an old gen
tleman of a “tot” who was celebrating his
Tin 4,” was the reply, “and I’m mighty glad
of it: I was getting very tired of being 3 all the
time. ” —Leisure Hours.
“My dear old friend, how were you able to
acquire such an immense fortune?”
“By a very simple method.”
“What method is that y '
“When I was poor I made out I was rich, and
when I got rich I made out that I was poor.”—
Flies wore very troublesome in the dining
room of a seaside cottage, and a trap was set
for them. It did its work well, and the room
seemed clear of them. But when dinner was
served they were as numerous as ever. The
three-year-old child explained their appearance
by saying: “Papa, I tot dey was in dere long
enuf.' ’ — The-Epoch.
“Do you think you will gain your lawsuit?”
asked Gus de Smith of Col. Yerger, who had
been run over bv a fire engine and was suing the
city of Austin for damages.
“Yes, 1 think I will conn* out ahead.”
“Has your lawyer given you grounds to think
“No, but I have given him grounds to think
so. I've deeded him two lots on Austin avenue
as a fee.”— Texas Siftings.
A young lawyer in a Texas town invited some
of his friends to a game of cards in his room, to
lie followed by a little supper. Frogs were a
new specie of food in that latitude, and a dish
of them cooked in the choicest way was the
feature of the occasion. Supptsr time ap
proached, and during a temporary lull in the
conversation, the door suddenly opened, and a
Milesian waiter, in a loud voice, announced sup
per thus: “Mr. E., them tuls is done and sup
per is ready!”— Texas Siftings.
“What’s the matter now?” inquired the doc
tor, as he mot one of his regular patients, look
ing rather dilapidated.
‘Tle got a bad cod, that's all. Id'll soon be
“That's all, is it? That's the way all you peo
ple talk. Some time you'll find that a cold isn't
to be sneezed at.”
“I always thoughd id was,” replied the suf
ferer. Now he couldn’t secure the services of
that physician at any price.— Washington
Omaha man (just returned after a long ab
sence)—What has Income of Deacon De Goode?
Old Citizen —DeGoodeV DeGoode?
“Yes, he was a sort of philanthropist, don't
you know: was President of the Society to Make
Great Criminals Happy.”
“Oh, I remember now. He spent his fortune
trying to invent a nice, easy, painless substitute
“That's the man.”
“Eh! What did he die of?”
“Burglars. Omaha 1 Vorld.
James Anthony Froude is writing a book
abt ut his recent visit to the West Indies.
Adjt. Gen. Drum is now said to be in failing
health. He expects soon to retire from active
Horatio C. King says it was Roland Hill and
not Henry Ward Beecher who first said: “li is
Secretary and Mrs. Whitney are said to
have given away $lOO,OOO in charity since last
Robert M. Wilcox and his wife, Ella Wheeler
Wilcox, have gone to Shelter Island, L. 1., to
ppend a couple of months.
Thomas Nelson Carter, a cousin and law
partner of Thomas Nelson Page, recently hud
an excellent dialect sketch in a New Orleans
Gardner F. Williams, a well known mining
man of California, has been appointed manager
of the lie Beer diamond mine in South Africa,
one of the largest in the world.
Mayor D. R. Francis, of St. Louis, is only 82
years oil. He made a fortune in grain, and is
now making a reputation as the. best Demo
cratic Mayor that city has ever known.
O<L Jacob F. Leksk. of Ohio, has gone back
to California to spend liis remaining years. He
first went there iu 1833, and in 183# was the only
American who took part in the first Fourth of
July celebration on the Pacific coast.
The Brahmin Mohini M. Chatterji, who has
been touching Brahmlnism in New England, is
passing th** summer at Newton, Mass., and mak
ing a literal prose version, with annotations, of
the poem “Bliaga vat-Gita.”
Rev. William N. Cleveland, the brother with
whom tho President is now visiting at Forest
Port, is a Presbyterian preacher that preaches
at three different churches, alternating between
them and preaching three times every Sabbath.
His charges are six miles ai>art.
Flanagan, of “What are wo here for?” fame,
is one of the most effective fighters for prohibi
tion in Texas. He is not making manv public
speeches, but it is represented that in the little
matter of w ire pulling he is giving the anti-pro
liibitionist s more trouble than any other ten
men in the State.
Senator < 'oke, of Texas (Democrat), is quoted
as expressing the opinion that three-fourths of
the Democrats of that State favor the prohi
bition amendment. Mr. Coke's term expires In
1889, aud it is significant that lie is neutral in
the canvass, although two years ago he was
outspoken against prohibition.
Du. Oliver Wendell Holmes’ ancestor,
“Dorothy ij,” lms become more than ever an
historical character siueo there has been recently
found tlu* original deed of the land where the
Massachusetts St ate House stands, in which she,
jis the widow of Gov. Hancock, conveys the
estate for the nominal fee of five shillings.
A lectern of antique oak has been placed in
the church at the White Sulphur Springs ns n
memorial to the lute Bishop Pinkney, of Mary
land. The donor was MiasHuiiie Stuart, daugfi
ter of William Alexander Stuart, a citizen of
White Sulphur. She lias recently been married
to Alexander Archibald Campbell, of Virginia,
u nephew of Ueu. Roger Pryor.
Rev. Ih. John Murray Forbes Ip the only Ro
man Catholic priest ever excommunicated in
this country before Dr. Mctjlvnu. Forbes whs
an F.pUcopnl clergyman who joined the Roman
communion in 1849, uud was appointed pastor
of u church iu New York Ten years later he
renounced Catholicism and went lack to the
Episcopal church. Archbishop Hughes oxcom
lrmniraffNi him after he had preached again in
a Prolcstaul pulpit.
Escape of Mrs. Cleveland’s Canary.
From the Baltimore Sun.
When Mrs Cleveland returns to the White
House next Wednesday she will find her favorite
canary bird missing. The little songster took
liis freedom and flew away with it yesterday
while the housemaid was cleaning its cage. The
presidential bird, with truly democratic in
stincts, fraternized with the humble English
sparrow, the catbird, the graceful robin and
the republican blackbird, whose nests are built
in the trees surrounding the executive mansion.
The entire domestic force was called out to try
and persuade the truant bird tf> return to his cage
but without avail. A step-ladder was brought
out and on it was placed another cage, con
taining his mate, with the hope that the wan
derer would return, but the latter was still en
joying his summer vacation when darkness
settled around the President's house.
On Foot and Horseback.
From the Baltimore American.
It is said that Attorney General Garland at
tributes bis good health and appetite to the
fact that he is fond of walking. Up to the time
of Mr. J. C. G. Kennedy’s death it was cus
tomary for him, at the close of office hours, to
call at the former's office, which is around the
corner, and the two would walk to their homes
together. He is the pedestrian of the Cabinet,
although Secretary Bayard does a little of it at
times; but tlie latter's principal enjoyment is
horseback riding. Secretary Lamar is like Mr.
Bayard in both matters. Secretaries Endicott,
Wlbtney, and Postmaster General Vilas, always
ride home from their offices in t heir carriages.
Secretary Fairchild at times takes a gallop on
his saddle horse. Secretary Whitney is very
much like “Jack on Horseback” when he tries
the equestrian “racket.” At the paper-hunt it
is said that the genial naval secretary gave
room for plenty of wind and light between him
and the saddle. This may be a slander on “his
excellency,” but it comes from those who seem
A Famous House for Sale.
From the Baltimore American.
The historical house in which Payne, the as
sassin, attempted thg life of Secretary Seward
at the time or Lincoln's assassination, is now
offered for salt*. As is well known, Seward was
confined to his bed by sickness at the time, and
his escape was almost miraculous. After this
the house was purchased by the government ,
and lias since been used by the Commissary
General as his headquarters. * The approaching
completion of the new wing to the State, War
and Navy Department building removes the
Commissary General's office to that building,
and it is on this account that the government
now offers the house for sale. It is located in
full view of the White House, on the east side
of Lafayette Park, which makes it very valua
ble. It was in front of this house that the tree
once stood into which one of Gen. Dan Sickles’
bullets was imbedded when he shot Barton Key
for undue intimacy with his wife. The tree
from that time was literally cut to pieces by fa
natical relic-hunters, until it finally died and
From the Baltimore Sun.
It is generally conceded that there ar** more
cranks in Washington in proportion to its popu
lation than in any other city in the United
States. None have a better opportunity to
judge of this fact than those who are engaged
in newspaper work there. There are several
positively dangerous female cranks who hang
about the dejiartments pursuing imaginary
claims. The wild, hungry look in their eyes es
tablishes their identity at a glance. As long as
their rambling, disconnected utterances arc
tolerated they appear harmless, but when they
are treated with apparent indifference they l>e
coine violent, and considerable tact is necessary
to pacify them. How these poor creatures
manage to exist is a mystery, as they have worn
the same old, shabby clothes for many seasons,
and their faces have a pinched and half-starved
look, while their eyes at times seem almost
starting from their s'lekets. Absolute despair
will sooner or later take possession of these un
fortunates, and there is no telling w hat the
result may Ik*.
Arthur and Conkling’s East Meeting.
From the Philadelphia, Times.
Among the celebrities at Atlantic City is John
Chamberlain, looking a little the w*rse for his
last touch of the gout. Both Chester A. Arthur
and Roscoe Conkling were always fond of Cham
berlain, His restaurant in Washington was
their headquarters during the political war be
tween Blaine and Garfield ana Conkling and
Arthur, which ended in the resignation as
United States Senator of Conkling and Platt.
Chamberlain tells of the last meeting between
Arthur and Conkling. The latter cant'd at the
White House. Conkling made no secret of his
desire for the immediate removal of Collector
Robertson. Arthur refused. Conkling came
back in a towering rage to John’s from the
“Next morning,” says Chamberlain, “came a
kind and conciliatory letter from President Ar
thur (and he nas afoi ays the gentleman) I U ink
ling was taking his breakfast at my house at 10
o’clock. He opened the letter. He read it. It
was an invitation to spend the day with Arthur
at the Soldiers’ Horne. Conkling tore up the
letter, saving: ‘lt is too late. Life is too short
to open that subject again.’ Conkling and Ar
thur never met Again.”
Cutting Down Expenses.
From the Dakota Bell.
“Pullem,” said a Dakota real estate agent, in
a town which is enjoying a boom, to his part
ner, “I closed the deal with that man from
“Is that so?”
“Yes, he takes tho five lots and pays $lO,OOO.
Let's figure up and see how we came out on
“Well, they cost us sl,ooo.'*
“Yes, and it took about $*JOO to treat and en
tertain that man from Chicago whom we tried
to sell to.”
“And I let the St. Paul man boat me out
of $3OO at poker in the hope of selling to
“Then I cashed a bogus draft of $250 for that
man from New York, and then he skipjied out
“Then that lowa man took up two days of our
time at $5O a day.”
“Yes, and said he wanted to think about it
before buying. And then the St. Duffs man I
took home to dinner with me, he stole silver
ware to the value of $l5 and skipped like the
“And I paid a $lO drunk and disorderly fine for
the Milwaukee man.”
“We mustn’t forget to figure in aliout $5O for
“No, nor $25 for spending half a day to go to
church with that Boston man.”
“And put down $lOO for advertising and $5O
that I had to nay Jones for keening still when
he accidentally overheard me tell this man we
Kidd to that the marsh just behind the lots was
An artificial lake put in by the city at a cost of
*’ I <et s see total s2,oso—profits $7,950. That
won’t hardly do - we’ve got to make more than
“Yes, we must cut down expenses on the next
deal somewhere. 1 guess we had better not
sjhmuJ time going to church with any more
The Man in the Moon.
Now, all my life long my heart it has ached
For the lonesome old Man in the Moon:
I’ve wondered why he, of all men was denied
A bountiful heaven’s best boon.
Ah, who with a heart but would pity him, too?
What mortal, who knows what it means.
But feels for the man who makes his own bed.
Ami bakes his own brown bread and beans?
I've thought of him sitting awenrv, alone,
With wildly dishevelled gray locks,
Of a Saturday night when the Moon it beamed
A darning his tattered old socks.
I've thought of him oft, with the Moon at the
Ami wondered if he was full, too;
And, with no one to lot, him in when he came
What the fuddled old fellow would do.
Oh! many's the night I’ve gazed up at him,
And thought'twasn't far t<> the Moon.
Ami wondered—we’ve so many women to
If a wife could be sent by balloon.
Biff, ah, me, I find that this eminent fraud
Hus been fooling mo ull of my life,
For a wiseacre down in New Jersey says now
That the Man iu the Moon has a wife.
At least, he is willing to swear he has seen
A woman's face up in the moon:
And, of course, the legitimate inference is
She's the wife of that cunning old coon.
After all 1 ought to have known by the light
Of Nature that some female fair
Dwelt along with him way up aloft in the moon,
Or the man himself wouldn't be there.
Buy why don't the rest of us see Mrs. Man?
In what lunur lair does she keep?
The Jersey man soys she's an “air of repose,”
So perhaps she is always asleep.
But woman we know'scorning fast to the front—
Mrs. Man she will wake up full soon;
And once she’s on dock ami asserting her rights,
It's good-by to the Man iu tho Moon!
__ M. N. B.
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ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Nebraska sustained a loss of $2,000,000 from
Texas cattle fever last year.
A oramte tower, sixty feet high, has been
adopted as the design of the Portland (Me.)
There are suits amounting to millions pend
ing against New York elevated railroads for
damages by obstruction of light and air.
Only one woman voted in the recent school
election in Sparta, Wis., and the Female Suf
fragists of the Northwest are in a despondent
In the English Australian colonics there are
not only more males than females, hut the ten
dency seems to be in the direction of increasing
the disproportion between the sexes.
A convention of the National Colored Press
will be held at Louisville, Ky., Aug. 9. There
will be reports and discussions on “Power of the
Negro Press’* and on the “Religious, Educational
and Social Status of the Negro.”
Anew German dialect hits been discovered
in Kaiser William’s land. The natives speak
German, but F becomes B, while H and F are
totally dropped. Moltke becomes Motseki, and
Kaiser Wilnelm, Kaisar Weilleim.
Tae clergy of Pueblo, Mexico, have collected
over $200,000 for the coronation of the Virgin of
Guadaloupe next December. It is estimated
that the total contributions of all the Catholics
of the country will amount to $1,500,000.
When a burglar awoke a young lady in Port
land, Me., lately, inste ad of putting a pistol to
her head he kissed her and said: “Keep still,
sis, I won't hurt vou.” Then he took his bundle,
containing everyMiing that was portable in the
Mils. Parker, of Dundee, Scotland, the
founder of the British Womens’ Temperance
Association, is going to bring 1,000 Scotch
women to California to be domestic servants.
And the editor of the San Francisco Alta says:
“We will guarantee a good place to one maid of
Dundee if she cau cook a haggis.”
The Village Improvement Society of West
borough, Mass., has put in practice an idea
which may yield rich results in the develop
ment of neatness. Large baskets have been
placed in the corridor of the post office, and
there are conspicuously displayed printed re
quests that people, instead <>£ throwing en
velopes and newspapers on the floor or side
walks will drop them in the baskets.
One of the hens of John Aldrich, of Nauga
tuck, while devoting all her energies to hatching
out a lot of eggs, was taken sick and died. The
rooster of the flock immediately took her place,
and has now been sitting on the nest of eggs for
nearly three weeks. He daily leaves the nest at
a certain time, bristles up and clucks as natur
ally as any old lien, and to all appearances and
purposes is a full-fledged motherly old hen.
The fortress of Gibraltar is declared to be no
longer impregnable. The armament of the
famous stronghold consists almost entirely of
old-time smooth-bore guns. There is not a shell
gun, or a machine gun, or a quick-firing gun of
any kind on the rock, and only two torpedo
boats of questionable value for water service.
Any ironclad could knock the whole face of the
r<x.‘k to pieces without receiving a shot iu re
turn. so far as the fortress is concerned.
The ancient coronation chair at Westminster
Abbey, the shrine of the traditional fragment
of rock upon which Jacob rested his head at
Bethel, “the stone of destiny” of the Irish kings,
brought by Edward I. from Scotland, and ever
since used as the throne of succeeding English
sovereigns, has been “restored”—the missing
portions having lieen replaced wit h new work,
and the parts smeared over with brown paint to
give them a spurious semblance of antiquity.
During a recent severe thunder storm near
Beehtelsville, Pa., lightning struck a gypsies’
camp, and two young gypsy girls, who were sit
ting under a tree, were prostrated by the shock.
They were terribly burned about the body and
blood oozed from their wounds. The injured
girls were laid in one of the large wagons,
where they are slowly recovering. The girls
were Sophia and Jennie Stanley, members of
the great Stanley tribe of gypsies, and very
As regards accuracy of detail “Ben Hur”
stands in the front rank of historical novels. A
curious slip, however, occurs at the beginning
of book <5. where the author speaks of the trav
eler in the year being able to see the “smok
ing coue" of Vesuvius. It was not till 79 A. D.
that Vesuvius again l>ecame active. Since that
period Vesuvius has undergone great changes.
It is probably higher now than ever before.
Indeed, from 1815 to 1838 it is said to have in
creased in height over 800 feet.
Joseph Gray, of Trail Creek Township, Mo.,
is lOxljAi years old. He was born in Virginia,
Jan. 15, 1785, has been married sixty five years,
is the father of eleven children, cast his first
vote for Thomas Jefferson, has always voted
the Democratic ticket., never smoked in his life,
lias chewed tobacco since he was a small boy,
has always used liquor in moderation, was
never drunk in his life, has been a member of
the Methodist church for over seventy-five
years, and is still quite vigorous.
A man near London recently made a bet that
he could kill, clean, cook, and eat a spring
chicken in fifteen minutes. Preparatory to the
contest he secured the chicken and provided
himself with a pot of boiling water, a bucket of
cold water, a hot skillet, and a hot flat-irou.
When time was called he jerked the chicken’s
h*ad off, doused it in a pot of boiling water,
slipped the feathers off. cleaned it, and then
laid the fry flat in the pan, with the flat-iron on
top to cook the upper side. At the close of
eleven and a half minutes he had the chicken
bones beautifully polished.
President Cable, of the Chicago, Rock
Island ami Pacific railroad, and its directors
have recently returned from a tour of inspection,
on which they made remarkably fast time. The
train, consisting of a locomotive, baggage car
and two official cars, loft the Missouri river at 5
a. m. Saturday, arriving at Chicago at G p. m.
the same day, making the entire run of 500 miles
in exactly thirteen hours, or an average of 38.40
miles per hour, including stops One run of 4-4.7
miles was made in forty--eight minutes, and an
other of 9.8 miles iu eleven minutes.
Last spring two wrens began housekeeping
in the lattice work of the porch of N. W. Dutton,
of Lewiston, Me. They were made welcome
and so well treated that other wrens came there
to live also. There are now over twenty in the
little colony. The other day a cat appeared in
the yard, whereupon the wrens set up a great
chattering. Mrs. Dutton went out to sei what
was the matter, and when she appeared the
birds flew to her and perched on her head, and
shoulders and arms apparently knowing that
she would protect them from their enemy.
The continued action of the wind on the sand
bluff at Union Pier, Mich., recently uncovered
the skeleton of an Indian squaw, apparently
buried there long ago. About the wrists were
two pairs of bracelets made of a metal of silver
and copper mixed, and by the head a pair of
earrings of the same material, and a gill or
more of small beads apparently made from
bone and some kind or shell. The pieces of
metal contained sufficient copper to form a
thick coating verdigris. There was also a
round iron box, about, three inches in diameter
and an inch deep, but entirely eaten by rust,
and wrapped about it a covering of some coarse
cloth, the threads of which were plainly seen in
“The other day,*’ says a Boston correspond
ent of the Minneapolis Tribune, “a countryman
from Cape Cod sought out the office of Zion's
Herald , which is near the top of a large build
ing in Brumfield street, one of the upper small
rooms, whose location is not readily learned
from the street signs. He was looking for‘Mr.
/ion.' He had been a reader of the pajier for
years w ithout parting from the fallacy that Zion
was the name of the editor. On this occasion
he wanted to argue a denominational point that
the latest Issue of the paper had declared.
Some jokers encouraged him and his delusion
and warned him that Zion might deny his iden- I
tity, as he didn’t like to lie disturbed at his work.
Mr. Pierce, the reverend editor, did deny that
he was Mr. Zion when the countryman at last
found him,and when the latter persisted and re
fused to be denied, the gentle editor opened the
sanctum door and assisted the caller out with
almost the traditional force that was common
in old-time journalism.”
Representing: tho Old Maids at the
From the Court Journal.
An elderly maiden lady, living near Sideup,
wrote to the Lord Chamberlain a few weeks ago
saying that she believed every class id her ma
jesty’s subjects would be represented at the
Ahl*ey excepting one, “the old molds” of her
majesty's dominions, and she asked for two
tickets to have the honor of representing the
“old maids,** wishing to have a ludy friend to
In due course she received a polite reply fro®
Lord Latliom, saying that he was “quite unable
to resist the force of her argument,’ uud would
therefore send her a ticket for the Abbey, i
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