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TUESDAY. AUGUST 2, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings Tho German-Ameriean Mutual
Loan Association; Confederate Veterans Asso
ciation; Savannah Lodge No. 1153, K. of II.;
Board of Trade.
Special Notice —Notice, George W. Wiggins.
Summer Resorts— Ocean House. Tyboe.
Insurance Statement —Savannah Fire and
Marine Insurance Company.
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous.
Legal Sales—City Marshal's Kale.
Legal Notice— Application to Sell Real Es
Hardware Novelties and Specialties—
Lovell & Lattimore.
Auction Sales—Telfair County Lands, by C.
11. Dorsett: Horses, Mules, etc., by J. McLaugh
lin & Son; Guardian's Sale, Truck Garden, by
I.l>. Laßoche s Sons.
The Midsummer Puck—William Estill.
Notice op Copartnership—Moore, Hull & Cos.
Steamship Schedule— Ocean Steamship Com
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to forward papers by the most direct and
The weather indication “fair,” seems
lately to mean “unfair.”
Both the just and the unjust would like to
have the rains cease. Too much of a good
thing is more than enough.
Every public man that goes to New York,
now-a-days, gets himself interviewed. Tho
custom is a great bore to the general reader.
The General Assembly seems to have
hard work to escape suffocation by the del
uge of local bills that continues to fall
Thursday, Aug. 4, is tho day upon which
Texas will hold lier election on the prohibi
tion question. The day will close a contest
that has been noted for its bitterness.
It is reported that tho editors of the high
tariff papers in Alnlmina will hold a con
vention. They will probably meet in a
room twelve by fourteen so ti3 not to foci
Editor IVliitelnw Reid, of the New York
Tribune, is in Alaska. In the meantime
his assistants manage to keep tip the reputa
tion of his journal as the great porvorter of
truth whore the South is concerned.
The Brunswick Herald is unnec 'ssarily
alarmed about the (tort of Savannah. Tho
Herald, too, should learn that it can huvo
but poor success in trying to build up its
own city by efforts to injure another.
Some of tho Republicans aro talking of
dropping loth Mr. Blaine and Senator Sher
man in favor of Senator Allison, of lowa,
as their Presidential candidate. No doubt
the talk is sweet to tho cars of Senator
That hot-headed Mexican editor who at
tacks Americans so bitterly seems to huvo
forgotten that his country was once whipped
by the United States. Perhaps the Cutting
incident had somethiug to do with liis loss of
The managers of tho Chicago Interna
tional Drill have revoked Geu. Butler’s
order, so that colored soldiers may now
attend if they wish. The Republican pnpers
of Chicago were not instrumental In having
the order revoked.
The American* in the Hawaiian Islands
are said to pay 50 per cent, more taxes than
the people of any other nationality in King
Kalakaua’s realm. Under tho circum
stances, tho United States ought to hire a
few ships to protect American interests
The New York Herald is responsible for
tho statement tliut u Salisbury, X. c., to
bacco houso employs "a big, black man" os
a drummer. Ho is not meeting with suc
cess. The trouble with him is that ho car
ries tho color lino along with him, and it is
continually tripping him up.
A Now York paper, declares that if the
Republicans desire to carry tho election in
that State nest year they must adopt “a
platform without platitudes." Unfortu
nately for the Republicans their entire sG >ck
iu trade consists of platitudes, and their
cause in New York may therefore be con
A careful estimate places the number of
cows in this country nt 21,000,000. They
give 7,1150,000,000 gallons of milk annually.
Tho total value of dairy product* last year
was $505,000,000, which was (00,000,000
more than tlio value of tho wheat crop.
The showing is a good one, and it is worthy
of nob; that dairying in the South is a grow
Another ancient lady who danced with
Lafayette, has just died. Kho was Eliza
Ann Lockwood, of Follsburg, Bui li van
county, N. Y. Bhe was 81 years old. When
young she was a great beauty, was highly
accomplished, and the ladle of her native
(wwn, Newberg. When Lafayette was last
in this country she led a ball with him at
fifewburz, She wtw never niurned, I
The Glenn Bill end Northern Papers.
Some of the Republican and Mugwump
I journals are very much exercised over the
Gleam hill lately introduced into the- Legis
lature, which prohibits the education of
white children in colored schools, anil col
ored children iu white schools. Tho Boston
Herald says that legislat ion of this sort ‘ is
very small business,” and “helps to justify
sectional arguments in the North and to re
tard progress in the South.” The New York
Times thinks that it will cheek industrial
development and prevent the best class of
Northern people from settling in Georgia.
Tho Boston Journal describes a convict
camp and says that to such a place would the
Georgia legislature sond teachers who teach
Those journals, and others from which no
quotations are made, doubtless think that
they know all about the educational feature
of tho race question in the South, and are
sincere in expressing tho sentiments they
do. They ought not to forgot, however,
that they cannot possibly be as well in
formed with regard to it as-the Southern
people who huvo to deal with it. They
should remember also that the white people
of tho South feel very kindly toward the
colored poople, and aro willing to assist
them in improving their condition in every
possiblo way they can. They understand
that the colored people are in
tho South to stay, and their purpose
is to maintain harmonious relations
between tho two races. They have no
jealousy of the colored people and no dispo
sition to obstruct their progress in any way.
Having studied tho problem of tho educa
tion of tho races carefully, and that, too,
from a standpoint that afforded them every
advantage for gaining information, they
have reached the conclusion that it is better
for both races that they should be educated
There would not perhaps bo any objection
to tho presence of a few white children in
the Atlanta University, a colored school, if
it were certain no attempt would*be made
elsewhere in the Stato to teach
the children of tho two races
in the same school, but there is,
no doubt that if a mixed school were per
mitted in Atlanta there would soon be a de
mnnd that the white and colored children
should be educated together in the public
schools. Tho Atlanta school would be n
sort of an entering wedge, and it would be
cortain to eventually produce trouble that
would greatly Impair, if not wholly destroy,
tho public school system of tho State.
Georgia now lias a good public school
system, and it is steadily being improved.
Its benefits are enjoyed by the black and
white alike. The colored people have tlieir
.fair share of tho school money, and their
schools are well conducted. They are not
fiudiug any fault with the present condition
of affairs, and aro not likely to. Why
then should the risk bo run of destroying
tho public shools, in order that a few white
teachers in the Atlanta Uuniversity may
have tho privilege of educating their
children in that school in definneo of public
The Boston Herald may call the legisla
tion proposed by Representative Glenn,
“small business” if it likes, but that will not
lessen its imixirtar.ee in the estimation of the
people of Georgia. The Herald sees only
race prejudice, which it thinks, of so small
consequence that it can bo overcome with
little or no effort. Tho jxxiple of Georgia
know that mixed schools mean trouble, and
tho ruin of the common schools. The
llcrahl would rather hnvo the satisfaction
of saying that it Is above prejudice, than to
see the common schools of Georgia prosper
ous The people of Georgia would rather
have the common schools, and seethe two
races improving under their influence than
to have an agitation of tho color line
Condemnation of legislation prohibiting
mixed schools conies with very poor grace
from Northern journals where, except in a
few localities, the white schools are not
open to colored children, although tho col
ored children are so few os to lie scarcely
noticeable. Let tho North get rid of race
prejudice and then Northern journals can,
with more consistency, condemn race preju
dice in tho South. For tho present Georgia
will legislate oil matters relating to tho
white and block races in the way which
seems to her to be the wisest.
Oscar G. Sawyer, tho well known cor
respondent of tho Now York Herald , who
died in New York Saturday from sunstroke
was a member of tho MorNiso News staff
in 1905-0. Ho camo to this city from Fort
Royal, B. C., where ho had been stationed
as a newspaper correspondent, immediately
after its occupation by Sherman’s army
and remained hero lining tho position of
assistant editor of tho Morning News,
and special correspondent of tie
Herald, until ho was assigned
by the latter paper to accompany
Admiral Farragut on his trip to Russia
us its correspondent He was an easy, fluent
writer and an accomplished journalist. By
his pleasant manners he ingratiated himself
into every oirelo which he desired to enter
iu the pursuit of his calling. Though proba
bly not 50 years of age he hud traveled over
nearly every part of this country, and writ
ten interesting letters nlxmt it. He hud qiso
visited nearly every other country in his
eupapity of correspoudont.
The sale of Mrs. Cleveland’s photographs
is likely to lead to several lawsuits. It
seems that certain Washington photogra
phers Have copyrights on the photographs
which give the exclusive right to sell them.
A number qf tobacco h uses, cigarette man
ufacturers and soap dealers havo been
making Mrs. Cleveland's features common
in hideous lithographs and chromes, and as
they are violations of the photographers'
copyrights, the offending jiarties are to lie
called to account in the courts. Mrs.
Cleveland will hardly relish this latest
phase of the prominence she lias attained.
The State Agricultural College of New
Hampshire is connected with Dartmouth
College at Hanover. It seems that the fac
ulty and tu tents of Dartmouth consider
themselves above fanners’ sons, for the pro
fessors do not invite the students of the Ag
ricultural College to receptions, mid tho stu
dent* of Dartmouth refuse to eat at the
same table with the students of the Agricul
tural College. Such an exhibition of bad
manners und tni’hliisl.v ess ought to cause
the respectable people of New Hampshire to
withdraw their support from Dartmouth.
The Republicans seem to lx- generally of
tho opinion that tho Indorsement givon Hen
ator Sherman by tbs Ohio Republican con
vention amount* to nothing as fur ns in
creasing liis chances for the Fresidential
nomination are concerned. The fart is,
Senator Sherman is not nearly so |x>pular
with his party ns Mr. Blame is. The latter
is uliuost certain to he put up for another
defeat by tho Democrats.
‘ THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1887.
South Carolina's Child Murdoror.
The case of tho South Carolina colored
girl who, u couple of weeks or so ago, was
convicted of murder and sentenced to be
hanged is attracting some attention in dif
ferent | mrt.s of the country. The girl is 11
years of age, and has, iu seems, a rather
feeble intellect. Bho killed a white, infant
I which was li ft in her care by giving it con
j centratod Ive. It is claimed that she was
not capable of understanding the wicked
ness of the deed she was committing, and
that, therefore, she should not bo made to
suffer the penalty for it.
Some of tho Northern papers are trying
to make it appear that if she were not a
negro she would not hnvo been convicted of
murder and sentenced to death, but this
view is manifestly unjust to tho court and
jury that tried her. Thoso who commit
i crimes liko the one committed by this col
ored girl, whether white or black, receive
but littlo leniency front South Carolina
courts, and doubtless the criminal in this
case was dealt with as mercifully ns a white
gii'l would have been under similar circum
stances. The girl was of responsible age
anti her crime was clearly proven. No
doubt the jury was satisfied that, although
sho was ignorant and not very bright, sho
knew perfectly well what sho was doing
when sho committed tho horrible deed.
If there are circumstances which tend to
create a doubt whether the girl’s crime was
really as great as that of which sho was
convicted the Governor will no doubt take
notice of them. He is a conscientious offi
cial and will not permit a wrong to be done
witji his sanction. He will undoubtedly
have all tho facts laid before him, and will
not be influenced in his action by any other
consideration than that of duty. If he
finds that the girl’s intellect is so weak that
she could not have been fully capable of
realizing what she was doing when sho ad
ministered the lye to the baby, he will
doubtless commute her sentence to n rea
sonable term of He will
certainly not permit an irresponsible human
being to suffer the death penalty, and there
are no people in South Carolina who want
him to permit such a thing.
The Jury Exemption Bill.
The bill introduced into tho House on Sat
urday by Representative Gordon to repeal
so much of the law relating to military or
ganizations as exempts fifteen members of
each military company from jury duty is a
wise one, and should meet with prompt and
hearty approval. Tho bill was suggested
by the last grand jury of this county, which
was composed of men who have had ample
opportunity to study the bad effects of tho
present exemption law.
It is often difficult to get good men for
either grand or petit jurors, because so
many who aro wqjl fitted for jury duty are
exempt. It is difficult to find a citizen who
will not say that the exemption law is a bad
one; even those who take advantage of it
willingly admit that it is.
One of tho reasons why so many persons
charged with offenses ugninst tho laws have
escaped punishment is, that it has been an
easy matter, because of the lack of jurors,
to get those who sympathise with them into
the jury box.
Because a man is financially able to pay
a small sum to be an honorary member
of a military company he should not escape
some of the most onerous burdens of citi
zenship. If half the citizens escape these
burdens tho other bulf have to carry a
double burden. Asa rule the well-to-do
and rich escape, while the poor are forced
to do double duty. Let the exemption law
be repealed, not only becauso justice re
quires it, but also because the material from
which jurors aro drawn ought to boas
good as possible.
The Edinburgh News is evidently not in
love with Mr. Blaine, who went to Scotland
hoping to make capital which ho might use
(n this country in next year’s political cain
puigu. In a recent issue this was said of
him: “Though Mr. Blaine consented, iu
company with Mr. Andrew Carnegie, to
patronize Alexander 111. at Kingham, the
other day, it appeal's ho draws tho line at
accepting a presentation to her majesty. Ho
has assigned no reason for declining the
proffered honor, but an American paper
suggests an explanation which is at least
plausible. We are reminded that our dis
tinguished visitor has his eye on the Presi
dency, and it is predicted that when tho
next campaign ojx'ns, and ho demands tho
suffrages of his Hibernian l'ellow-uitizens,
ho will point proudly to the fact that James
G. Blaine scorned the pomp and pageantry
of the British court and refused to lx- intro
duced to the Queen of England and Em
prossof India—and why, my countrymen?
Why, because in tho veins of that great and
good man upon his grandmother's side runs
a pure current of Celtic blood, and he could
not do homage to any oppressor of li is down
trodden country. One is interested to
learn that Mr. Blaine is an Irishman as well
as a Scott”
On Sunday Dr. McGlynn went to a picnic
in New York. Of course lie made a speech.
110 said, among other things, that the
greater portion of the human family had
too much work and too littlo play, white t he
smaller jxirtion had too much leisure and
luxury. He believed tliut railroads should
be managed by tho government, like the
jiost office, not bv capitalists, who ran them
so that tho poor did not have proper facili
ties for travel and the mental and moral im
provement tliut comes thereby. He expect
ed to sou the time when the people in their
own parks, to which they hod been carried
by their own railroads, would enjoy them
selves very much more than they can r.ow.
Dr. McGlynn’s hopes, of which lie has many,
are doomed to meet with disapixiintment.
Especially will his hope that railroads may
be used merely for picnic piu'posos be un
Mr. Stephen S. 1100. the junior member
of tho firm of printing press manufacturers
known a!! over tho civilized world, died in
Tarrytown, N. Y., on Friday night last.
Mr. Hoe was bom in lS4tl. He was a grand
son of Robert Hoe. the founder of the fa
mous firm. He was a man of kindly dispo
sition and engaging ways, mid was much
loved by a host of friends. Mr. Hoc’u ill
ness wus of six month:; duration. His
father. Fetor S. Iloe, is the only survivor of
the first Robert’s three sons, mid is now the
only member of the family bebniguig to tho
firm. He has four younger sons, however,
and they will doubtless be admitted to part
nership with him.
Now that we have a good supply of arte
sian water would it not be n good idea to
removo the pumps from the squares and
replace them with hydrants, especially
those in the neighborhood of tho schools,
which should huvo attention before the
schools open again? There is no reason now
why tho people should bo permitted to
drink polluted w ell water.
They Are in the Same Boat.
From the Philadelphia Record (Dem.)
The government at Washington an 1 the sum
mer res rt landlords have now almost a mo
nopoly of th" pleasing occupation known as pil
ing up the surplus. The government gets its
surplus by excessive taxation, and the landlrod
gets his by other things that are likewise ex
cess 1 ve.
Mr. Ray’s Status Fixed.
From the Galveston News (Deni.)
Scott liay, editor of the Shelbyville D inncrat,
rnitde an anti-Cleveland speech to the Indiana
Democratic editors at their annual picnic last
week. His principal complaint against Mr.
Cleveland was that the ofil es have not been
parceled out to Democrats fast enough. Mr.
Hay Ixdotigs to the class of stupid spoilsmen
who hove never learned that tho offices of the
government belong to the people and not to the
In Harmony with His Record.
From the Richmond Dispatch (Dem.)
No doubt John's eulogy of Foraker was as un
pleasant a job as he ever undertook; but. ail the
same no one will lie surprised at it. John's
course was ent rely in harmony with bis record
for cold-blooded hypocrisy. \ man who could
make the two speeches John made ut, Nash
ville, Tenn., and Springfield, 11, respectively,
was not to ho expected to stop at a little thing
such as extolling uu enemy, provided there was
a chance of profiting by it.
Dependont Upon His Parents.
From the Boston Globe (Dem.)
Of course no question of principle is involved.
Mr. Lincoln surely would not tie selected as the
representative of a policy or a theory of govern
ment. Who ever read or heard an expression
from bim relating to public affairs? It is re
markable tliut a mun could sit in the President’s
Cabinet four full years and retire without leav
ing behind him tlie record of a single thought.
Tins however is just whqt Mr. Lincoln did. What
ever favor lie mav enjoy in public sentimeut is
due not to himself but to his parents—not one of
them, but both.
A squall makes sailboats capsize, but makes
a baby's mouth one size larger. — New Haven
A shark was found high and dry on the beach
at Savin Hock, Conn., yesterday. It is thought
he was on his way to Wall street and got
wrecked. — Rochester Express.
Henry (preparing for the country)—There
ought to be room in one of the trunks for my
things. I got you six.
Considerate wife—You forget, dear, that my
six dresses take a trunk each. But I did not
forget you. Here is a nice little satchel you can
havo all to yourself. The Judge.
A clergyman calling on a Washington street
family was ushered into the parlor, where Miss
lletty was seated at the pianoforte. He asked
the young lady, a member of his Bible class, to
“play one of her favorites.”
“I am not playing favorites any more," she
said. “I’ll take the field against them every
t line. ” — Saratogian.
A Springfield (Mass.) clergyman, reading
an item which stated tliat a couple desiring to
get married called at the houses of ten minis
ters before they could find one to marry them,
suggests that the daily papers should run a list
of "ministers at home'’ during the vacation
season under the head, “A Guide to Wayfarers
in Pursuit of connubial bliss."— Norwich Bulle
"Jimmy, what, did you do with all that cake?”
was asked of a Third'street little boy.
"What cake, mamma?"
"Why, the cake on the table. You cannot
have eaten it all?"
“I put half of it in my mouth and ate it up.”
“Well, where’s the other half?"
‘‘The other half? Oh, I put that it in too.”—
Second saleslady—l am here.
“Are you busy ?"
“Where is the other saleslady?”
“She ha* not come in yet. What do you
want ?" *
"I want someone to go and ask the lady
cashier if she can change a 8100 bill for u
woman."— Omaha World!
Light of Ills Life—George, dear, would you
do auythipgl asked of you?
George—You know I would, darling. What is
it, light of my life?
Light of his life—l want you to become a
George—What crime, dearest, could I commit
to make you happy,
Light of his lire—Embracery. (The crime is
Look nERE, sm!” he said at the chief clerk's
window In the post office, “I’ve been trying for
half an hour to unlock my post office box.”
■‘Yes, I know it.”
“But the key won't fit.”
“Of course it won't. No man's front door key
will unlock his post office box.”
“Oh, yes, I see. Yes, that’s it. I got 'em
mixed o. course. But -look here. sir. I want it
understood tliut I excuse none of the shortcom
ings of the Post Office Department on this ac
count —lint a single one”— Detroit Free Press.
“Hail Columbia! Happy Land.”—American
Father—Yes, I have a son. but he is in Europe.
Old-time Patriot —I beg your pardon, sir, but
it is a shame for an American youth, horn in a
laud of liberty, tho inheritor of freedom, be
queathed to him by dying ancestors on the
battlefields of the Revolution, to fritter away
bis best years in Europe.
“I sent him there to learn a trade. The ap
prentice system is no longer allowed in this
country, you know."
"I see: but ho will come back with no knowl
edge of American Institutions.”
“So much the better. Then he can pass him
self off fora foreign-bom citizen and get elected
to nn office.”— Omaha World.
Miss Minnie F. Folsom, a near relative of
Mis. (irover Cleveland, lias become preceptress
of the Brookings Agricultural College in Dakota.
O. C. Linnv, a cattle dealer of Burnham, Me.,
has traveled miles by rail without meet
ing witli an accident. He has sold S”, 000,000
worth of cullle in the past few years.
Kellogg. the right-fielder of tho Yuli l base
hull nine, played nine games without an error,
lie thus ha-; the highest fielding average of any
player iu the history of college base ball.
Dit' un, the well-known tennis player, has
just returned from England. He says that ten
uis is becoming a popular Sunday amusement
among the higher classes in Great Britain.
AWT. Gen. Drum looks very pale. For the
first time ill years he is without a florid com
plexion lie is slowly recovering from his
r .vent severe illness and is agaiu ut his desk.
Very little credence is given in Washington to
the report tha, the President Intends to appoint
the widow of Gen. Hancock to the Washington
postolfiee vacancy. Where the rumor originated
is not known.
A Walt Whitman Society is to tie formed in
Boston, the most striking feature of which will
be a weekly |iension paid to “the good gray
poet.” Societies of this character should be
very popular umoug authors.
John Russell Young has been a guest at the
Gran: cottage, F.ltieron, for a week or two.
lie i- collecting material fora history of the
<• vil life nf Gen. urant. lie has lost considera
ble flesh, but his health is betterthan it has been
ior set ral years.
One of tlie latest rumors in Washington is to
the effect tliat Mrs. Hancock, widow of Gen
Hancock. Is being urged asa candidate for post
master of that city. It may be remarked here
that the Post (ifilee Depa< tmont does not recog
nize the title of “postmistress."
Roland Ltvrsox Gower, a nephew of the
Marquis of Stafford, recently arrived in Sun
Fran 'l.ieo (torn Hong Kong, lie bus lvn visit
lag Japan, China bad I id.a. He will visit the
Yosemite Valley, and thou come East. He Is
traveling very un steutatiously witli his friend,
Col. Daniel S. Lamont, M. A. mid I‘. S.. is en
during the hot weather with u groat d-ul of
equanimity. Like most small men he retains
his activity when uion east in n larger mou and
droop and wilt. Col. Lamont is about 5 feat <1
inches in height and w eighs 145 pound*, mous
tache Included. ill-. face Is somewhat fuller
than when he entered the White House.
May Siiarrstuen is a little girl of 7 who is
lieircoa to $1,(100,'Ob. she inhbrits the money
from her late father, who w as a member (if the
wealthy firm of Arnold, Constable A Cos., of
New York. Miss Sharpyteen uurrowdy escanod
death a few ilays ngo at Sea Girt. A team of
horses attached to a lawn mower ran away and
made straight lor the frightened child. For
tunately tho horses swerved a little, and the
blade or the cutter misted the little girl by a
few Inches only.
Chief Andrew Kelt ice, of the Canir d'Alene
Indians of Idaho, was at the head of the dele
gation from his tribe which called on the Presi
dent a few days ago. He is a fine-looking man,
about seventy years of age. His hair is gray,
but Ids eyes up l liright nd his form is straight
and stalwart. He was highly pleased with l*res-
I dent Cleveland, and now speaks of him us "a
good man. it nine man uud a man who likes
good Indians," He can ho couuted on to help
tbu second term boom.
MUMMIES AS MEDICINE.
Remains of Egyptians Turned Into
Drugs a Century or Two Ago.
Prom the Nineteenth Century.
Among the standard .medicines quoted in the
medical books of Nuremberg of INO years ago
are “portions of the embalmed bodies of mans
flesh, brought from the neighborhood of Mem
phis, where there are many bodies that have
been buried for more than a thousand years,
called Mumia, which have been embalmed with
costly salves and balsams, and smell strongly of
myrrh, aloes, and other fragrant things.”
Tin- learned doctors of Franc 1 , Germany and
Italy all made great use of this eccentric drug,
and in the seventeenth century grievous com
plaints arose of its adulteration SI. I’oinet,
chief apothecary to the French King, records
tliat the King's physician went to Alexandria to
judge for himself op this matter, and, having
made friends with a Jewish dealer in mummies,
was admitted to his storehouse, where he saw
piles of bodies. He asked what kind of bodies
were used and how they were prepared. The
Jew ii iformed him that he took such bodies as he
could get, whether they died of some disease or
of some contagion. He’ embalmed them with the
sweepings of various old drugs, myrrh, aloes,
pin'h and gums; wound them about with a
cere cloth and then dried them in an oven, after
which he sent then to Europe and marveled to
see the Christians wore lovers of such filthiness.
But even this revelation did not suffice to put
mummy physic out of fashion, and we know
that Francis the First of Franco always carried
with him a well filled medicine chest, of which
this was the principal ingredient.
A traveler also records how one of his friends
found intii.■ tombs at Ohizeh a jar carefully
sealed, which he opened and found to contain
such excellent honey that he could not resist
eating a good deal of it and was only checked in
his feast by drawing out a hair, whereupon he
investigated fnrther and found the body of an
ancient Egyptian baby in good condition and
adorned with jewels. Ho does not record how
he enjoyed that meal in retrospect. Imagine
dining off the honeyed esseuco of a baby Pha
A Pretty Tough Ynrn.
Prom the Detroit Free Brens.
“Talking about life preservers,” said the
truthful mariner as he knocked the ashes out of
his pipe, “you remember the old steamer Roust
about that used to run from Buffalo to Chicago.
I was mate on her the year before she was lost.
We were about sixty miles out from Chicago
when Mike Lauagan, who was doing something
up on the mast, tell, struck ou his head on the
roof of the cabin, and bounced clean out into the
lake. Weil, the Captain he see him fall and he
stopped and backed that old Roustabout
quieker’n you could say ‘scat.’ Mike went
down like a plummet , for he was knocked in
sensible and I knqjv'd there was no use to heave
a life preserver for him, so I jest hurried up the
boys in getting the boat down, although I
didn't expect it ltd do much good. We hail Jim
King ou board. Passenger from Chicago. You
remember Jim King, don't you?"
“Can’t say that 1 do,” remarked a bystander.
“Well, Jim was champion qnoit thrower in
them days. He's dead now, poor fellow, but
Jim was a hoss on throwing quoits. I tell you
quoits were a great game in them days. Every
village had a quoit club and the boys on the
farms used to throw hoss shoes. It was some
thin' like base ball in these times, although I
never could see as much fun in base ball as I
could see in a good game o’ quoits.”
“O, come on.” cried the impatient listener.
“What did Jim do, or did he do anything? Did
the mAn drown?”
“Now don't be too fly. Whose fellin' this
“Well, you don't seem to be.”
“Go on! Go on!" said the crowd.
“Well, you know, in quoits a ‘ringer’ was
when you put the quoit round the stake. It
counted double. Well, Jim, he picks up the
round life preserver, it'k like a great big quoit,
you know, and as the Cap'n came running aft,
Jim he sings out, ‘Cap'n, I’ll bet you $5 I'll make
a ringer on that man if he comes up within the
length of this line.’ ”
“ ‘Bet you fa) you can’t,’ said the Cap’n.”
“ 'Take you," said Jim, and just at that minit
up bobs Mike's head about sixty feet astern.
Jim threw, and I'll be durned if that life pre
server didn’t go plump over on Mike's head
clear down ou ms shoulders aud there it stuck.
We got down the boat and when we got to Mike
he hadn’t come to yet and didn't for some time
after. He’d Ijoen a goner if it hadn't bin fur
that ringer, although it took the skin offen his
"Did the Captain pay the $30?”
“Pay it? You jist bet he did. And Jim he
handed it over to Mike and Mike he blew it all
in when wo got to Detroit. I wish some of it
was here now fur I'm mighty dry. Thanks.
Don't mind if I do.”
Revivalist “Sam" Jones Comes Rather
From the Cincinnati Times-Star.
Mr. Samuel Jones, an evangelist of the Metho
dist church, has been engaged to appear at the
Loveland camp meeting this summer. That is
not particularly sensational matter, for Mr.
Samuel Jones appeared at the Loveland camp
meeting last year. There is something about
the engagement of Mr. Jones to appear, how
ever, that is the least bit out of the smooth and
ordinary progress of events that is making some
of the good brethren who manage the affairs of
the camp meeting think at the rate of sixty
miles an hour.
When Mr. Jones appeared at the camp
grounds last summer he stayed there seven
days. Asa reward for his goodness in so stay
ing he was given a check for SI,OOO. The - offer
ing was not wholly voluntary on the part of the
management, for Mr. Jones made the 81,000
check a condition of his appearance. But he
was Considered cheap for the money, aud so the
check was cheerfully hapded over. Arrange
ments were made this year to have Mr. Jones
come and stay longer.
It was the universal opinion of all concerned
getting him here that lie ought to stay a week
at least, and when sufficiently urged Mr. Jones
at last consented to prolong the i/erlis I of reli
gious enlightenment over that period. This
made ttie good brethren fee! real happy, and
they have been counting up the joy of a’ season
with Hie great evangelist as cue of the principal
delights of the year.
A few weeks ago however, there began to he
whisperings that Mr. Jones hail found it neces
sary to deprive the faithful of a portion of the
pleasures that they had so fondly anticipated.
It was said tliat he had found it necessary to lop
off a few days of the fourteen which ho hau
agreed to spend amid tl;e wooded hills of the
camp gri muds. Tho manag; rs were uppe de l to.
They said that the rumors were correct, and the
jov of the evangelist's admirers was turned to
grief. There was not occasion for misery abso
lute, however, for bo had promised to come for
a short time, anyhow, so consolation was de
rived from that.
Then it was heard that Mr. Jones had again
cut down his time here.and again and again until
he had only allowed three days to the Loveland
cimp meeting. All this was found to tie true
too, too true, alas’ Vi hit is mere, Mr. Jones de
mands s6dl> compensation for thus" three <lavs.
That is the way tho nutter stands now—three
days ana $5:)0.
The Summer Sliower.
As on n fair face, bright, as skies of May,
Dark frowns may gather at a thoughtless
So swift the heavens on this summer day
With angry clouds by careless winds are
A* loving smiles, in laughter wreathed, give
To grieving, quivering lips, or taunting sneer;
So tossing shadows uil the sunshine clias ■
With threatening humors of the skies austere.
As eves that glow with hope are drowned in
Ana so. no are changed to walls of dark des
So all the. blue of summer disappears,
And jarring thuuders echo through the air.
And now it rains: great sheets of moist lire pour
In pelting torrents from th • angry cloud;
While the grim batteries of thunder roar
And sliake the frightciicJ earth with echoes
And I am seven miles away from home;
Lost: with a rummer suit on; no timbrel;
Muddy; afraid of thunder; drenched; this pome
Shall hide some things 1 do not dare to tell
Koußirr J. UriuiETTK.
An Atholst Succumbs to the Pope.
From the Pull Mall Gazette.
A curious scene avas witnessed the other day
at tlie Vatican. M. Leo TaxJl, whoso real name
is Jong, and, formerly wrote so mo of the most
"anti-clerical” works ever printed, according
to his own account, while composing a diatrPio
agaiust Joan of Arc he hot! to refer to the his
tory of her trial and condemnation, mid was so
struck with the angelic character of the heroine
that he felt himself suddenly converted t > the
very faith he was abusing.
lie proceeded iustantcr to Romo, to implore
the Pope’s forgiveness and blessing. His holi
ness at once granted him a private audience,
which lusted half an hour, during which lie
wept at. the feet of the holy fattier. At length
the Pope consented to give him Ids hii-ssing on
the condition that in bis future works be would
labor to undo all the harm he had done to the
Catholic Church. Mr. T.< u Taxil promised ho
would do bis beet, and departed, before leav
ing, however, he had to make the piquant eon
tension that he bad not yet boon ebio to convert
hill wife. Who reui'i anal a tisMui*. -
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Pay Up is the name of a post office in Geor
gia, and Missouri has one called Pay Down.
F oitTY-THree persons, male and female, are
given employment in the Queen’s kitchen, it is
The States of Indiana, lowa, Kentucky, Louis
iana, Michigan. Mississippi and Tennessee em
ploy women as librarians.
The historic walnut tree at the top of the
Devil's Den, on the but tlf-field of Gettysburg,
was blown down a week ago.
There is a parish in London in tho Sunday
school of which there is a Bible class consisting
of 780 members, and the rector says be ex
pects that it will soon contain 1,000 members.
Belgium has had one of the worst droughts
this season it has experienced for thirty-two
years, and now vast swarms of locusts have ap
peared and are doing great damage to the crops.
California contains the two largest wine
vincyaids in the world—Senator Stanford's
vineyard at Vina, Tehama county, of 3,500
acres, and tin- Nevada vineyard, Los Angeles
county, of 2,500 acres.
An increase of drunkenness is noted in France
and is by 1 some authorities ascribed to the phyl
loxera which has destroyed the vineyards in re
cent years. While wine was cheap aud pure, it
is asserted, the vice was almost unknown in
David McO rank ah an, of Yellowstone, La
fayette county, Wis., is a man of rare nerve.
While reaching to pick up a board from the tall
grass a rattlesnake bit him on the end of the
finger. With one blow of the hatchet he ampu
tated that finger in about half a second after it
was bitten. Then he paid attention to tho snake
and cut him into small pieces.
Mtss Olive Sanborn, daughter of County
Commissioner Sanborn, who was waiting in
front of the post office at Gratiot, D. TANARUS., saw a
runaway team dashing down the street, and at
once rau into tho street, seizing the horses by
the bits. They threw her into the air. but she
did not release her hold, and brought, them to a
halt. The business men, in token of their ad
miration, raised a handsome purse for her.
A recent analysis or a popular hair “re
newer” shows that it was made of sixty graius
of sugar of lead, sixty grains of sulphur, a lit
tle glycerine aud water, with a drop or two of
perfume. The sulphur gradually combines
wdth the lead, forming a brown or black sul
phide of lead, yvhich slowly darkens the hair—
slow in action that the purchaser may persist in
its use. Cost, 3jd>o. per bottle; retail price, sl.
An almost exhausted street sprinkling fund
that stared the authorities of a Western town
iu the fnce. at a time when watering carts were
most urgently needed, was quickly replenished
by a little strategy on the part of the officials.
The low drinking saloons were raided, and the
fines levied on the frequenters and the proprie
tors, together with the hack license fees that
were collected, provided sufficient money to lay
the dust for the entire summer.
A strange accident took place at St. Ann's,
Canada, a few days ago. A young child,
named Paul Michaud, only 3 years old, was
playing in a field, when a young and frisky
horse seized Inin and tossed him up in the air
several times, lifting its forelegs to receive him
whenever he was about to touch the ground.
The orb’s of the child gave the alarm to some
farmers working near, and they rescued him.
The hoy was found to have one arm broken, and
it is feared that he sustained severe internal in
juries. • , - - •■£< *•./
“A YOt’NO lady of Austin, Nev., says the
Reveille, “who has much time to spare and who
is very skillful with the needle and excels iu all
fancy crochet work, has made a unique dress.
The material is common spool thread, white,
and the entire dress is hand-crocheted work,
beautifully flowered and strongly made, auu
about 10.000 yards of thread were used in its
construction. The sleeves are crocheted in the
proper shape and are fastened in by a 1 "ck
crocheted stitch. It is a very beautiful dress,
and the young lady tells us that it took her
three mouths to complete it.”
A few days ago two hwnters, armed with
rifles, shot and killed a large white cat on the
farm of James Bell, four miles southeast of Tus
cola, 111. The animal had long been seen in
that neighborhood, and every effort heretofore
made to kill or capture it proved futile. Two
rifle balls were necessary to bring the game
brute to earth, ami even then he showed fight.
It was a long, lank animal, of a grayish color,
aud some were of the opinion it was a lynx or a
catamount, but it was hardly large enough to
he either. Mr. Bell aud the farmers of that vi
cinity feel greatly relieved at the taking off of
the animal, as their women folk can now ven
ture out without fear or trembling.
In the early part of the season the ladies of
Vienna introduced the fashion of wearing cheap
Manilla hats, and it threatened to become the
rage. This made the milliners of Vienna in
dignant. not only because their hitherto servile
subjects bail dared to have an opinion of their
own. but because the new fashion would cut
into tho profits of the milliners. So they held a
meeting aud decided that the only course was
to bring the “ieuny hats" into contempt; and a
day or two later a large number of scavengers
aud crossing-sweepers made tlieir appearance
wearing the detested Manillas. Vienna has had
a good laugh at the cleverness of the milliners;
but whether their strategy will have the desired
effect remains to be seen.
The effects of _ Charles Merck, the portrait
painter, who committed suicide nt Stringer's
Ridge, near Chattanooga, a few weeks ago,
were sold at auction ou Wednesday. Three oil
paintings were sold for SI 90, two of tbeip bring
ing 45c. each. Merck had come from Cincin
nati, and was said to be an artist of unusual
ability, hut there was no market for his genius
in Chattanooga. "I would rather die than
starve,” was the excuse a letter found in his
pocket gave for his death. He also left a letter
from (bis Y. McLure. of New York, who wrote
to tho Coroner that Merck had no relations iu
this country that he knew of. He says: “The
day before I left I offered to assist him with a
few dollars, but he would not accept the money.
He said that if he could tret no work and could
not make a living, he would put an end to him
self. 1 have r.o idea that there ever will be such
fine portraits in Chattanooga as Mr. Charles
Merck could do.”
The children of James Wainwright, at 808
Taylor street, Boston, have a little chipmunk
for a pet. Not long ago the animal injured one
of its fore feet by becoming entangled in a
strand of thread. The inflammation of the foot
attracted the attention of Mr. Wainv. right, who
found that the thread was wound around the
member. He cut the thread off, but the wound
did not heal, atid in a f<uv days the ilesli dropped
oil and left the bones exposed. The little ani
mul went to work then and did a most, remarka
ble thiug. Uo hit off or amputated the foot at
"hat would correspond to the wrist joint. In
the course of a few tluys the bone still remained
uncovered, bicause no provision had bleu made
for a flap of the flesh to cover it. The chip
munk then displayed a wonderful knowledge of
surgery. Wit h his nose he turned back the flesh
and bit off a piece qf the bone above the end of
tho (lesli. so tliat it projected beyond the bone
In two weeks it liud healed up, and looks as per
fect as if a surgeon had done the work.
The ladies of the Methodist Episcopal church
at North Branch, Midi., recently hit upon a
unique way to raise funds for church purposet.
They made r. silk quilt, a number of ladies do
nating a block each. They then selected four
girls, aged from 11 to 15 years, to canvass the
town for votes at 10c, each, toe one receiving
tho most votes to lie awarded the quilt. The
young ladies did their electioneering quietly but
energetically. Tie 1 canvass was to lasi thirty
days, and each girl carried a sealed box In which
the votes and money were deposited. The re
sult was that the canvass became a lively one in
which older heads tool: a hand. Tim ladies
thought if they could raise J3i on the quilt they
would be well repaid for their trouble. They
were much surprised when the count was hail
In see the following amounts turned out of the
little boxes: Miss Grace McDnugtiH, sll 13- Mis :
Edith Lipplncott, $-13 NO; Miss Jennie Hrrt
$lO IS; Miss Mattel Butler. $74 85; total, 3178 Bi
The tnree unsuccessful conqielitors were each
presented with a beautiful gold ring with a dia
nioiiil j tt ing.
Base Bam. pays extremely yvell in Boston.
“Templeton" writes to the Hartford Courant:
"The Itase ball fever still rages. The Boston
management of the league club is very uniKipu
lar. and deservedly so. It has been making
money at the rate of over S2,?OJ net per day
this week, an t its grounds are torLdirty fora
lady to visit with any comfort i r4l fastidious
tuau either, while the teats are crowded
together in a way that is a |jovltive imposition
1 saw a game played on 'Wednesday, w ith the
tnereury over 90' ill the shade, and not n breath
of air stirring. Tie* perspiration just paired off
of spectators as well as players without cessa
tion, and three-quarters of them were in a broil
lng tun that must have raised the temisTature
to considerably over I<K Yet 5,*00 pei>pie left
their business to witness this game, and sat it
through under these eonditious, and a greut
many of them pqid Jl a ticket for the privilege
while none wefe admitted on less than luiif tliat
sum This spectacle makes the mouths of some
of our show manage rs water. There has been
no amusement in Boston yet that bus paid like
R **>*l it is estimated that tho iirotiiuoftbc
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