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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings—Pulaski Council No. 153. fi A.;
Landrum Lodge No. 48. F. and A. 55 ; Board of
Officers First Volunteer Regiment of Georgia.
Special. Notices—Notion to Water Takers;
Melons, J. S. Collins & Cos.
Grand St’VDAv Excihsion—Steamer Pope
AnTTSEMEXTS—tirand Benefit for tbo Knights
of Pythias by the Fords.
Cheap Coiphk Advertistmexts—Help Want
ed; For Bent; For Sale; Miscellaneous.
The Tikes Cook Stove—Cornwell A: C’bipmao.
Steamship Schedvlee —Ocean Steamship Cos ;
Baltimore Steamship Cos.
Accrioie Sale*— Upright Piano, Etc., by I D.
Igdioche's Sons; Furniture, Etc., by J. Me
lAughlin & Sou; Crawford Ward Property, A
Very Comfortable Homo, by P. R. Kennedy.
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The Hartford Times Is mistaken in say
ing that the South had no cotton mills lie
fore the war. Georgia had several.
The new two-cent postage stamp is to be
green. Uncle Sam evidently means to keep
the public reminded of the color of the shin
plasters which represent money.
The General Assembly of Georgia is not
the only legislative body that is hard at
work this warm weather. The New Hamp
shire Legislature is also in session.
The star spangled banner was adopted as
the national ensign just 100 years ago this
month. It is strange that nobody has pro
posed a centennial celebration of the
The Boston Traveler says: “The grip of
Grover Cleveland on the - National Democ
racy seems complete." The Traveler is
right, and the grip of Grover Cleveland on
the country is also complete.
In Upper Neck, N. J., a man who is C foet
0 inches in height has a wife who measures
only 4 feet. It hardly seems reasonable,
but it is said that he is as much afraid of
her as he would tie if she wore a giantess.
George Gould will spend the summer in
New York. Money making must have
very great charms for him, or he would
hardly swelter in New York when he might
follow his father’s example and keep cotd
Down in Alabama they are talking of
Gov. Seay as a possible Democratic candi
date for Vico President It is strange how
many Southern States seem to be anxious
to got rid of their Governors. They will all
be disappointed, however.
It is stabe< 1 that if all the railroads on
earth were placed end to end the result
would lie a double iron band which would
go around the world eight times. Fifty
years heneo it is likely that the railroads, if
so placed, will go around the earth sixteen
Mr. George M. Steams, of Massachusetts,
says; “There ought to bo no ‘soldier vote.’
Evory vote should be that of an American
citizen." Mr. Stearns is quite right, hut
there will contiuue to be “soldier votes’’ as
long os there are politicians to manipulate
the veterans of the war.
During tin- hot weather many of tho citi
zen* of Pittsburg, Pa., sieop out on tho cel
lar doors and grocer stands at night, and
tho Mayor has decided t hat none hut those
who snore shall be arrested for thus making
bed rooms of the streets. To catch those
who snore must keep tho police continually
on the run.
The proprietor of an Alban}-, N. Y., res
taurant shot himself dead the other day,
while waiting for a breakfast that he hail
ordered in his owu establishment. Perhaps
ether restaurant proprietors might end their
lives iu a similar way If they should under
take to wait for moals prepared iu their es
tablishments. Patience has it3 limits, anil
to a nan unused to the delays iu restaurants
suicide is likely to result after his patience
Kays tho Nashville Anwrican: “A hill
malting lying a penal olfenso is ponding iu
tins Georgia Legislature. If it passes, the
throe or four free trade editors of that
Ktuto will have to go out o? business.”
This beautiful utterance is a sample of the
arguments used by the high tarilf organs.
Iking entirely without n reasonable founda
tion for their udvocacy of the iniquities of
protection, they resort to abusoof those who
favor tariff reduction.
Perhaps the most novel invitation yet
extended to President Cleveland was that
sent liim the other day from Colorado.
Home fifty persons, teproaenting almost
every Btnle in tho Union, aaoended Pike’s
Peak, and when on top organized. Tho
mooting appointed 8. J. Kisher, of bt. Louis,
Judge Keer. of Colorado, and Kate P. Ham
ilton. of Mouth Carolina, a committee to
draft resolution* inviting the President to
extend his Western visit to Colorado and
Pike’s Peak. The invitation was forwarded
Higgins and the Mugwumps.
Sons - of the Mugwump journals are de
termined that Treasury Appointment
Clerk Higgins shall not sink into obscurity.
They improve every opportunity to keep
him lief ore the public, and he appears to ap
preciate the notoriety which they give him.
The position which he holds is a rather in
significant one, and it is remarkable that
they devote so much attention 1o him. He
hasn’t the power to make appointments and
it is extremely doubtful if he have ayy influ
ence whatever in disposing of tie/ public
patronage. All that ho does is to keep a
record of the vacancies, and of the appliea
tion for places in his department. Why
such an unimportant official should boa
target for so many Mugwupip journals is
one of the tilings that are past finding out.
It is alleged that lie took au active part in
the recent Ilemocratio primaries in Balti
more, and that lie proved himself to be,
while the primaries were in progress, a loud
mouthed partisan and on aggr*issivo op
ponent of civil service reform. It is also
alleged that the Civil Service Reform Asso
ciation of that city noted bis conduct and
announced its purpose to prefer charges
against him. It is worthy of notice that it
has not yet profeiTed charges, and the latest
report is that it has Concluded not to do so.
Why it has changed its intention does not
appear. Perhaps it never had any ground
for making charges, and that all the stories
about Higgins having rim the Baltimore
primaries in the interest of his political
friends originated in the imaginations of not
very-voracious mugwump scribes.
The Baltimore Sun says Higgins’ only
offense is that ho happened to be in Balti
more on the dhy that the primaries were
held, and that ho shares the views expressed
in the platform of his party in Maryland on
the civil service question. The Sun further
says that there has not been a party contest
in that city for years that was so free from
outside interference ns tho recent one, and
that the defeated candidates have made no
serious complaints respecting tho tuunnor in
which the primaries were conducted. This
is pretty good evidence that Higgins did
nothing for which he could ho called to ac
count. and it would be a mistake, therefore,
to follow the advice of tho Mugwump jour
nals and give him a chance to pose as a
Higgins is not a civil service reformer
and doesn’t pretend to be. He suid in an in
terview a few days ago, however, that the
President was only enforcing tho law and
complying with the platform upon which
he was elected. Ho further said that while
he did not’lieliovo in civil service reform he
was iloipg what he could in his humble way
to enforce the civil service law. There are
plenty of Republicans and some Democrats
doubtless holding more important positions
in the public service than Higgiqs who arc
not civil service reformers. Why not at
tack them instead of Higgins; Why should
this Baltimore ward politician, whoso views
on civil service reform, or any other sub
ject, don’t affect the administration a
feather’s weight, be continually thrust into
The Florida Railroad Commission.
Tho Governor of Florida delayed appoint
ing the Railroad Commissioners until tin
last moment. The Commissioners were ap
pointed the day the commission law went
into effect. The appointments were made
soon enough, however, for all practical pur
The Governor appears to have sought for
eapuble Commissioners, and time alone can
determine whether he was wholly successful.
They are all men of ability and integrity, but
because they have those qualities it doesn’t
follow that they will administer the rail
road commission law wisely. Judge Mc-
Whorter has the confidence of tho people of
the -State in an eminent dogreo. A little
more than a month ago he resigned the office
of Chief Justice, a position which ho fillod
with ability and great acceptability. He
has a fortune and doubtless accepts the ap
pointment of railroad commissioner more
because ho is anxious to bo of service to the
State (lion for uny other reason.
Judge Vann is held in high esteem by tho
bar of the Htato, and as a Judge ho has dis
played qualities which mark him as a man
of strong character and fine attainments.
Mr. Himes is a farmer, and is known as a
practical man with a good head for affairs
and plenty sound, common senso. Ho has
had some experience as a legislator.
These three men will have some trouble
some questions to settle, doubtless, while they
are getting the law into working sha)ie, but if
they keep steadily in view the fact that
tho interests of tho whole people are not nat
urally hostile to those of the railroads, and,
also, that the aim should lie to promote the
welfare of the whole btute ralh >r thau any
jiaj-tieulnr part of it, they will bo nblo to
administer the law with very little friction.
The popular wish is that unjust discrimina
tion shall be cheeked and that railroad
building shall he promoted.
Referring to Mr. John 11. Inman’s pur
chase of 10,000 shares of Control railroad
stock, tho New York Times says that he
thus becomes a director in over 10,000 miles
of Southern railroad, and that no other
man has unv such record. “It isdilllcult to
realise,” continues the Times, “that this
man, who has poured millions of money into
tho New South, enmo out of tho war with
but a tattered Confederate uniform for his
solo possession in the whole world. His ca
reer has much that is wonderful in it.
Every dollar that he owns, and ho is u mil
lionaire many times over, he has made him
self since tho war time, when he come to
Now York for n clerkship. Now York has
adopted no son that has brought her more
honor." This is high praise, but it is not
• George C. Meade Post, No. 1, of tho Grand
Army of the Republic, has mode a discov
ery which it ought to bring to the atten
tion of Pnirchlld, Tuttle, etal. At a pri
vnfo meeting in Philadelphia, the other
night, the Post considered a proposition to
invito President Cleveland to h i o[k<ii camp
lire upon the occasion of the centennial cele
bration of tho adoption of the constitution.
The proposition was rejected, upon tho
ground that the invitation might lie con
strued into a political movement, “and the
Grand Army of tho Republic was not a
political organization." Fairchild. Tuttle,
etal.. have a different view of the Grand
Army of tbo Republic from that cutertuiu
od by Post No. 1.
George E. McNeill, who some time ago
was the labor Candida ts for Mayor of bow
ton, appears to have learned b valuable
lesson, lie says that the Knights Of Labor
have tried to do too much. They have thus
weakened their forces and scattered their
lire instead of concentrating it upon one
given idea. The Knights of Labor will
never accomplish much as long oh they cou-
Uuuu the course pointed out by McNeill.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1887.
Gen. Gillmore’e Recommendation.
Gen. Gillmore in his annual report makes
a recommendation with respect to tho ap
propriation for the Savannah harbor which
ought to tie adopted by Congress. It is that
the whole amount estimated to bo necessary
to complete the improvement, Vie made
available in oneappropriation. The wisdom
of this recommendation is apparent to all
who have any knowledge of the delays and
losses which are inseparably connected with
tho i eiiicy which Congress has heretofore
pursued in making river and harbor ap
In its anxiety to make the river and
harbor bill as small as possible, with the
view of impressing the country with the
idea that it is extremely economical, Con
gress appropriates only about one-third of the
amount that, according to the estimates of
the engineers in charge of public works,
can be profitably expended during the
next fiscal year. Tho result, so far as tho
Savannah hurbor is concerned, has been
that the appropriation for one year has
been expended long lietore that for tho fol
lowing year has become available, and, con
sequently. work on the improvement has
been abandoned for wveral months each
year. Within tho last few years Congress
has twice failed to pass a riwr and harbor
bill, and as a consequence of these failures
work on the Savannah harlior has been
suspended for very considerable periods.
Whenever work is suspended the incom
plete improvement* suffer damage, and it
costs a greut deal to put them In the condi
tion they were when work on them was
stopped. Besides this additional expense
the river shoals and commerce is very seri
ously obstructed. It is evident, therefore,
that, it is t<i the interest of the government,
as well as of the section of country concern
ed in tho improvement of the
Havaimab harbor, that the whole amount
necessary to complete t!e improvement
should be appropriated In one lump sum.
The money will be used only as it is needed,
but it will be possible to push the improve
ment forward rapidly and continuously
until it is complete.!. By adopting Gen,
Gillmore’* recommendation Savannah will
have her harlior improved years sooner than
it will otherwise be and the government
will save many thousands of dollars.
Grand Army Soptiment
The resolutions adopted by tho National
Veterans’ Association, of Des Moines, la,,
and presented to the President on Wednes
day by Get). Roseerans show that men
like Fairchild and Tuttle do not voice the
sentiments of all the ex-Union soldiers with
respect to the President. The resolutions
repudiate the utterances of those members
of the Grand Army who wereehiefly instru
mental in causing the President to with
draw his acceptance of tho invitation to
visit St. Louis, and who used the flag inci
dent to stir up sectional feeling. They also
commend the President for his voto of the
dejiendent pension bill, and compliment
Gen. Black’s administration of the pen
In presenting the resolutions Gen. Rose
orans said that there wins good reason for
saying that they expressed the sentiments of
a much larger part of the Grand Army of
the Republic than tho speeches of those who
lately tried to array that organization
against the Executive of tho nation. Indi
cations have been cropping out lately that
the effort to control the Grand Army iu the
interest of the Republican party will not be
successful There is no doubt that the most
noisy members of the Grand Army uro Re
publican iioliticinns, and they have suc
ceeded in creating an impression that the
organization is hostile to the President. The
President, however, is not without friends,
and plenty of them among tho Grand Army
men, and that fact will make itself apparent
before the next national campaign is over.
The veto of tho deixmdont pension bill
was a wise act, and it was so declared by a
majority of the leading newspapers of tho
country. Several Grand Army posts passed
resolutions indorsing it. The fact that the
President has signed more pension bills than
any one of his predecessors is satisfactory
evidence that ho has no objection to proper
pension legislation. He does object, how
ever, to pension legislation that is not
founded on justice and right, and ho has tho
courage to put the stamp of liis disapproval
upon it. His integrity and courage cannot
fail to win the admiration of right-thinking
men, whether they are members of the So
ciety of the Grand Army or not. Partifau
attacks may create false impressions with
regard to him iu tho minds of many, but it
is impossible to prevent the great majority
from getting a correct understanding of his
Women are in demand in Crosby county,
Tex., and that they nro appreciated there
the following advertisement printed iu the
county paper will show: “Wanted Imme
diately--Olio hundred single young women
who are prepared to rough it for a time, to
come to tho Panhandle and marry our
thrifty young men who have located on 040
acres of laud and are now living in dug
outs. tents nnd cabins. Wo cun speak a
good word for every one of tho boys: they
are all noble American citizens except one,
und bo is a little unfortunate in being the
son of on English lord. Girls, this is a good
chance. Besides married life will beat
single blessedness overy time. In a few
months time the du<rnuts will lie turned
into cellars nnd con 'o table houses erected
when the railroads bring in lumber.”
For some time a paragraph has bean going
the rounds to tbo effect that Senator John
Sherman’s only child, u daughter named
Mary, is a great favorite in Washington
society. The lJt)iladclphia .Ycies declares
th it the paragraph contains a grave mis
take. Senator and Mrs. Sherman have
never hud any children. The young Italy
known as their daughter was fougd liy them 1
in an orphan asylum when sho was an iu
funt. They adopted her, and she lias since
been treated as their own daughter.
According to tne last census of Chicago
there are in that city I,WJS lawyers. Of these,
MX) are supposed to earn $750 a year each.
Five ore believed to have an income of
$.100,000 each. Tho entire sutu jiaid nn
nually to Chicago’s lawyers is estimated to
be $10,000,000, most of which comes out of
the pockets of people who seek divorces. It
is probable that Now York lawyers average
larger fees than any others in the country.
Bostou, which is tho homo of all the
“isms,” is soon to be visited by a Parse©
priest. His earn© is DuJabuti Bookie, and
he intends to organise a society for tho wor
ship of Zoroaster. ought to ho sure to
give the members of tho Concord School of
Philosophy a chance to join.
It is announced that a Parisian genius has
invented an “optometer" which will “detect
a woman's age.” Ho i.s uot likely to lie pop
ular among the uioaibers of the gentler sex.
Solid Comfort in Solid Cash.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer <Hep.)
“Keep the Treasury empty. " shouts the New
York lfern Id. Well. no. Kxeu-e us; hut our
esteemed competitors across the water are ail
trying that plan, and they don’t seem any
healthier, wealthier or happier thau we are. Cm
die whole, in public os in private affairs, there
is solid comfort in a supply of solid cash.
That’3 About the Size of It.
Prom the Washington Post (Dem.)
The difference between Tariff Reformers and
Internal Revenue Abohshers has been rather
point.-<i]y put as being one between those who
favor a free, untaxed sidelmard. and those who
favor a free, untaxed wardrobe. Those who
oppose iv'lnotion of die tariff an: for free
liquor, and those who propose to continue the
tax on Whisky are for giving tho people free,
untaxed clothing instead. That's about the
size of it.
They See, the Humorous Side.
Prom the Missouri Republican. (Deni. )
Hauled before the Interstate Commerce Com
mission for putting negroes iu “jlm crow cars,"
the Georgia railroad responds that these coaches
are not, in fact, "jim crow cars,' but are so
called by evil-disposed persons without its con
sent, and to its detriment and injury. Against
these evil disposed persons it therefore prays
relief from the commission "if its large powers
extend to such a case." This resixinse leaves
no doubt that tho Georgia railroad nos lawyers
who six: the humorous side of attempting to en
force the exploded civil rights bill as a ’natter
of interstate commerdß.
Prom the Poston Herald (Ind.)
It would tie amusing, were there not a pain
ful side to it, to hear men talk about aliollshing
iioverty by shifting the bearing of one of our
lightest burdens. At the outside, what the
workingman |su sin taxes, direct and indirect,
is not a fifth of his expenses, and a large part
of it comes in the rent of his dwellings, which
would cost more were ail the taxes laid oil land.
Of course, the uien who talk this nonsense about
the abolition of poverty by a device so inade
quate are either fools or knaves. Generally, we
presume, they aim at abolishing their own pov
erty by talk rather than work.
Ahvick to husbands; Never talk in your sleep
unless you are sure what you are going to say.—
What this State needs at Washington is a
howler, a man who will ask for everything in
sight and get it.—San Diego (Cal.) Sun.
"Two knots an hour isn't such bad time for a
clergyman," smilingly said the minister to him
self. just after be had united the second couple
“I want to Jie an angel." sang a female voice
in a side room; and thereupon a heartless
wretch In an adjoining apartment broke forth
with. “Johnnie, get your gun, guu, gun."—
Detroit .Free Press.
Tommy Atkins What a bit o' luck, Mary. I'm
going to get ruy corporal's stripes.
Mary —Lor, Thomas, what have you been
doing -1 suppose you mean you aregoiug to re
ceive corporal punishment. Tummy explains.
Mother—Charlie, you havgiven your sister
the smallest apple. You should have given her
the largest one, fpr she is much larger thau
Charlie <with force of convietioni - But, mam
ma. see how much larger my mouth is than
hers. —The Judge.
A seedy old farmer in Md.
Moved west and took up some Prd.,
Where he p-ospered so well
That he seat Hack to tell
How at last he had lighted in Fd.
—Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph.
Playwright (after tho first act, when the ap
plause had been hearty, in a breezy way to cap
tious critic) —Well, what do you think of the
Captious Critic—Um—well—l think it a
Playwright (sarcastically)—lndeed ’ I'm glad
you think it n little wordy; 1 did not intend it
for a pantomime.— Town Topics.
A youngster in a neighboring town, who had
gone out on a pleasure trip by liis father's con
sent, suddenly broke out crying, and when
asked what the matter was, said: “Mamma
will whip me." Au effort was made to soothe
him by explaining that as long us his father
know no had come, his mother would not scold
him for coming without saying anything to her
about It. This hardly satisfied the" little fellow,
who whimpered in reply: ‘Papa isn't the boss!"
St. Albans Messenger.
Harbeb (expatiating on matters and things
in gem rail—Col. .Tugger i is .a gentleman, and
if he is not in the Legislature next year it'll be
because he doesn't want to go.
Victim (languidly)—l have heard Mcßeilly
Barber (contemptuously)—Pooh! Mcßeilly:
Beg pardon, sir, but he's absolutely no good.
Victim (with interest)—Hasn't been doing
anything wrong, has ho*
barber (w ith cutting scorn)—He shaves him
self, sir.— Philadelphia Call.
On the beach's sandy floor
Where the ocean kissed the shore
He hud tra'-ed and joined both names, and then,
turning with a sigh,
Said, “My loved one, can it bo
That tho hand of Destiny
Ere will join In love together, thus, the hearts of
you and If”
"As to that, I cannot say,
Though I surely think to-day
Such a prospect,” quoth the maiden, “not par
Yet siu-h jointure, I confess
Would not cuuse me much distress
If the same kind hand of Destiny can only find
the sand." — Poston Budget.
George Francis Train is said to have de
clined an offer of SI,OOO for thirty lectures.
Miss Content is the unamhjtious name of one
of tile most popular of tho season's belles at
Ben Beriant has fully recovered from the ef
fects ot liis full last winter, but bis Presidential
boom is still unable to move.
Miss Alice Freeman bus suffered loss of
henllh thnniK'i faithm! devotion to her work as
President of Wellesley College.
Mu. Lauoi cuere says Prince Ferdinand of
Saxe Coburg is a poor, insignificant, weak
creature, aliout os lit to govern a country as n
Senator Proa. of Alabama, is passing his
second summer in Washington He is superin
tending the erection of a handsome residence,
which lie hopes to seo completed before Con
The oldest General of the United States army
is William Selby Harney. He was born near
Nashville, Tenth, in ItWO and entered the army
in ISIS. He was breveted Major General on
March 18, 1863.
Citizen George Francis Train has named
our thirty ninth (coming) State Tacoma, in
honor of Puget’s Mont Blanc US.OUO fe -t high >
and "City of Destiny!” It is the terminus of
seven Pacifies and 110,000 miles of rail:
There is a smalt-sized Cabinet meeting at
“Grasslands" every night. Secretary Whitney,
the host, is entertaining Secretary F.inlluott and
his wife, while .'-jeoretary aud Mrs. Fairchild
drive out from Washington every evening and
s]K'ml the night at the hospitable country seat
McUariolk. the fugitive Chicago boodler, was
a very vain min in his days ot prosjHvity. He
kept a Kcr.iji-book and pasted therein all news
]st|s’r notices concerning himself and his do.
mgs. v book made up of recent Items concert -
i" ■ him would be more sensational than cone
John Taylor, the dead President of the Mor
mon church, had boon in hiding from the ofll
cers of the law for over two years. Ho was
with Joseph Smith in Carthage jad.and tviviveii
Io n shots when the assailants opened the firing
that killed Joseph and Hiram smith. One oi
tho bullets lodged in bis watch.
Among the platform lecturers who will lie in
the field next season will lie chm l ns Dickens.
Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker. Max O’Kell, Archibald
Forties, Rev Lyman Aldsitt. George W i able.
Rev. T. l>eWitt Tahnage, Bill Nyo, Thomas
Stevens. Prof. E. F. Shaw, Will Carleton, Rev
W. H. Milhurn, Garrett P. Serviss, Daniei
Dougherty and Gen. H. C. King.
It is only at great crises In his life that John
Shinnan buys anew hat. When he was ap
pointed Secretary of the Trensugv he astonished
his friends bv ams-uring In a orand new tile.
At Toledo, a few days ago, he again caused a
sensation by donning s fresh and Inexperfencsd
hat. to wbieh h> will. doubtless, cling until the
sttvm of oonfUetihg emotions drives him once
more to find solace at a hatter’s.
TntMtr. is unthlng more deserving of public
support than fresh air funds ’‘Adonis” liiwy
is well aware of this, ami last Thursday night
he gave a performance at Hooley’s Tneatr-,
Chicago, for the UuiclH of the |toor children of
tlmt city who need u vacation. The entertain
meiit nottivi over $1.300, which was added lo a
fresh uir fund raised by one of the 11'ivsp.ipvrs
The Remr wlty of Mr. Dixey and his company
is highly appreciated in Chicago, and baa tuff
with warm praise on all sides. I
A CHILD’S TEARS.
What the Mother of a Dying: Child Saw
in the Mirror of Life.
From the Detroit Free Press.
Once wlieu a child was ill unto death its
mother kneeled and prayed to heaven that Its
life might be spared. As she prayed and wept
an angei softly took its place beside her and
whispered: “Heaven has sent me in answer to
your prayer. Her'- is (he mirror of life; watch
well and tell me what you see. '
And then us the mother wiped away her tears
and held the mirror before her the angel asked:
“What is the picture?”
“It is that of a fair-faced boy of 10.”
“Are there tears in his eyes?’’
“There are no tears.”
“Then the angels of heaven are weeping for
him. Look again and tell me what you see.”
“This time it is a youth of 15 It is the same
boy as before, hut older grown, and the face is
not so gentlo ”
“Are there tears in his eyes?"
“There are no tears.”
' Then there is sadness among the angels in
Heaven. When human eyes are dry of tears the
heart is full of evil ”
Then the mother looked again, and when the
angel asked what she saw she answered : “One
just coming to man's ‘■state It is the same
face as before, but it is in the darkness, and I
see lines of evil.”
"Look closer and tell me if you see tears."
“There are no tears.”
“Then there is grief in Ilenven. and heart
aches on earth. lie who never weeps has gone
far wrong. Look again and tell me what you
"This time it is a man in convict's garb, and
his evil look appals the heart.”
“Are there no tears in his eyes?”
“There are no tears.”
“Then the angels of heaven weep. Without
tears there can be no repentance. I charge you
to look once more."
"This time it is one lying dead in the darkness
—no watchers no one to weep—nothing but the
gloom of night around him.”
“And are there tears upon the face of the
“There are no tears.”
“Then, alas! it is another soul consigned to
everlasting darkness! Turn the glass and look
for the last time. What do you behold?"
“A child—my child- upon its bed of sickness.
Oh! Angel of Mercy, 1 pray thee to spare its
sweet young life!"
“Are there tears?”
“Aye! there are tears!”
“Then I shall kiss them away, and the angel
of heaven will rejoice as I hear the innocent
spirit within the golden gates.”
THE KIMBALL ARCADE.
A Good Story Told There On a News
paper Traveling Man.
From the Atlanta Journal.
Col. Ed. Calloway, of the Kimball, tells a good
K'.ory on Mr. Gontry, the veteran newspaper
Some years ago Gentry, who was at that time
representing the Savannah Moknino News,
came to Camilla at a time when Judge Pete
Strozier was holding court. He and another
mao were smoking as they talked at the court
house door; and ttie probability is that their
cigars were not of t he best, for his honor caught
an unpleasant whilf of tobacco smoke and or
dered the smokers into court. Gentry heard
the order and quietly extinguished his cigar.
The other man still puffed away and the Sheriff
brought him up before the judge, who lectured
him sharply aud fined him Si.
“Mr. Sheriff," said his honor, “that other man
in the door was smoking, too; bring him into
Gentry was brought in, and the court asked
him what he was doing there, anyway.
"May it please the court," said Uentry, with
great dignity, “I am here representing an insti
tution which has a great and beneficent influ
ence upon the lives and characters of a large
number of people throughout this section. It
not only disseminates the truth on a great many
questions, but performs the office of a moral
educator of the people. Not only this, but it
very largely increases the prosperity of this
section, in that it furnishes informa
tion upon which those who sell cot
ton, naval stores, and other important
commodities may safely act in marketing their
products. This institution is a powerful auxil
iary to the courts in maintaining the peace,
good order and dignity of the State and the ma
jesty of the law. I refer to the Savannah
Moknino News, which I now represent, both in
the daily and weekly editions. The daily is $lO
per annum and tee weekly sl. I w ould be
pleased to take your honor's subscription to
either edition, and——”
“Mr. Sheriff, take this man out of court; he’s
crazy!" roared the Judge.
Gentry retreated in good order and established
himself in the court yard, where he did a big
business in subscriptions.
Soldier, Maiden and Flower.
From, the Chicago News.
“Sweetheart, take this,” a soldier said,
“Anil bill me brave good-by;
It may befall we no’er shall wed,
But love can never die.
“Bo steadfast in thy troth to me,
Aud then wbate'er my lot,
‘My soul to God. my heart to thee'—
Sweetheart, forget me not!”
The maiden took the tiny flower
And fed it with her tears;
Lo. he who left her in that hour
Came not iu after years.
Upon the field a-demon rode
’Mid shower of flame and shot,
While iu the maiden's heart abode
The flower forget-me-not.
And when he came not with the rest
Fr an out those years of blood,
Closely unto her widowed breast
She pressed the withered bud.
Ob, there is love and there is pain.
And there is peace, God wot;
And these dear three do live again
111 sweet forget-me-not,
*Tis to his unmarked grave to-day
That I should love to go;
AVhether ho wore the blue or gray,
Whut need that we should know?
“He loved a woman,” let us say,
And on that hallowed spot.
To woman's love fhut lives for aye
We ll btrew forget-me-not.
A Logical Child
F>'om the Boston Transcript.
Do not give children false and figurative ex
planations of things, because it may be dan
Here is a story which may serve to convey the
A little girl, 4 years old, asked her father one
Tana, where floes the rain come from *”
"It fs the tears of the angels crying when
Edith Las been naughty," said he.
Edith pondered over this explanation, flue
night, later on, after Edith had been malting a
very stormy time on going to bed, and had been
bold that she was very naughty, she tva.s missed
from her bed Her mother, frightened at Iter
absence, made a rapid search, and found that a
bureau drawer had been opened and everything
is it thrown out. blit no Edith wai to be found,
dust at this moment the door Itell was rung vio
lently, uud when It was opened a neighbor
rushed In. exclaiming:
“Do -on know that your little girl is out on
iHe mother ran lirenthloeu up to the attic,
where a stairway led up to a scuttle and then
out upon the sloping roof of the house. And
there Edith set, perched upon the edge of the
.-■•nttle. with a lot of pocket-handkerchiefs
spread about her.
' ily chiln!” h.r mother shouted, catching her
in her arms. ‘'What ur • yon doing here*"
‘•Why, mamma. 1 brought up some hnn'k'-
chiefs for the angels to ivipn tljcir eyes with,
‘cause Is so naughty, so it wouldn't rain aw
The Rooster waa Drunk.
From the 3fr>ntrent Witnew.
One morning recently Mrs Peter Boudreau,
of Sauluilsrvillc, went to the barn as usual an t
got a mess of oats, which she gave to her fowls,
f.nt-’r in the foreiUHin she notlosl very strange
odious among them and tint the rooster was
stretched on the ground, apparently dead Mi's.
Uoudrnau, to make the lN*st ot it, plucked him
clean, with the exception of a few tail and wing
feather.;, and consigned him to the manure
heap, feeling eouviooed that he had been
poisoned. Toward noon, to the great surprise
of the whole family, he was tip again, stmtting
abiut as gay as ever, though deprived of his
costly and ooeessary apparel. But our good
lady, baing equl to the emergency, took him
In the house and tltted him with a fine suit of
o\ (trails, itod at lust accounts he was doing as
well ns could he earpeoted under the distressing
circumstances. Mrs. P.oudreau. determined to
llud sn the cause of this strange phenomenon,
went to her oat barrel and found that is bottle
of liquor had been placed In the barrel and the
liquor had leaked out In the grain, which ex
planted the whole mystery. Tim rooster was
A sense of coldness of the Wood and chilliness
relieved instantaneously by the use of Fred
i>i owu'b Jamaica U lager.
ITEMS OP INTEREST.
Passing railroad trains have so jarred a large
chimney in H.jstoa that its removal has been
recommended by the Building Inspectors.
Recent discoveries of valuable slate beds and
deposits of gold, silver, and ether minerals have
been made m Lincoln county. New Mexico.
Tucks is a white oak tree in Gilman, Pierce
county, Wis., that is Cl feet in circumference.
It is the largest tree in that part of the State.
The game of croquet has become so near ob
solete that only a few hundred sets are now
sold where they used to sell by the teas of
A patent MEDICINE man covered telegraph
poles in Carthage, X. Y., with hand bills Then
he hail to wash them all off, arid pay $lO tine to
the village besides.
The completion of the Chicago, Burlington
ami Northern railway along the east bank of the
Mississippi river has killed the steamboat busi
ness on the upper Mississippi.
The snowslieds to te erected on the line of the
“switchbacks,” over the Cascades in Washing
ton Territory, a distance of sixteen miles, will
consume 15,000,000 feet uf lumber iu their con
O. L. McClelland was saved from striking on
his head in falling from a load of hay near
Hudson, Mich., by grabbing a mule's tail. He
says he wouldn’t be saved that way again for
A Tucson (Ari.) restaurant advertises to give
for diuner chicken soup, roast mutton, turkey
arid pig, with mushroom sauce, chicken fricas.se,
boiled ham, oyster patties, jelly rolls, lemon pie,
ice cream and cakes and a glass of claret, ail
Samuel Curtis, constable of Cuba, Mo., has a
freak of nature in the shape of a hen’s egg,
which lias on one side the face of a clock and
some of the figures almost perfect iu Roman
numerals. The egg was taken from the nest
right after the hen laid it.
It is said that the plant which produces the
licorice root of commerce (Ol.veyrrhiza glabra)
will grow almost anywhere In the little valleys
and flats of Nevada without irrigation or culti
vation. There is an indigenous plant of the
same species that glows wild everywhere on the
The editor of the Cornwall (N. Y.) Register
has a watch be has carried for sixty years, and
his father before him carried it for ten years.
He says it has been drowned twice and clashed
against a wall, but is "just as good as new,” ex
cept a little piece broken out of the edge of the
The Mary Stuart tercentenary exhibition has
revived controversy as to that ill-fated Queen's
beauty. In most of the portraits shown she is
decidedly plain looking. The color of her hair
is ih dispute, too. The common idea is that it
was dark brown. But the lock of it in Queen
Victoria’s possession is very light. Perhups she
The real estate fever in Southern California
is no respecter of persons. It attacks physi
cians as virulently as other mortals. A few
days since, according to the Press, a Riverside
physician wrote a prescription, anil under the
head of “directions" said: “Take one-third
down, and the remainder in one and two years,
secured by a mortgage.”
The failure of the National Opera Company
leads a correspondent of the Now York Tribune
to remark that Solomon once came to grief try
ing to run an opera company. He remarked in
Ecclesiastes, "1 got me men singers and women
singers and musical instruments of all sorts; and
behold all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and
there was no profit under the suit,”
The man who traveled comfortably over
Europe on 80c. a day and deemed the feat so re
markable that he wrote a book about it has
been left far behind by a young railway laborer,
who reached Milwaukee from Iron Mountain,
Mich., having traversed the entire distance on a
cash capital of lc. It is not to be presumed that
the young traveler lived luxuriously, but he
A farmer near Hudson, Mich., got his wife to
help him lower his mowing machine from the
barn loft, where it had been stored. He fastened
a rope to it, and passing it over a pulley asked
his wife to hold the end until he descended. She
had just taken a hitch with the rope around her
waist when the mower crashed down to the
floor and simultaneously she shot up where the
mud-wasps do their nest hiding. There has been
only one subject of conversation in that family
since, and she has done all the talking.
A new clock that is attracting considerable
attention represents the afterdeck of a steam
yacht. Coils of rope are laid about the deck and
two small boats are suspended from the davits.
The dial of the clock is set in front of the wheel
house aud in front of it leading below is the
compnnionway. Above the dial is the wheel.
A sailor has his hands on it and is represented
as steering the yaclit. The wheel moves back
ward and forward and the sailor moves with it.
Sailors holding the ropes are iu various attitudes
about the deck.
D. O. Mills is having a $7,000 bronze door
made for the tomb that he is building at Tarry
town. It will be 8 feet 6 inches by 4 feet 6
inches. The style is in imitation of the old
fashioned oak doors, with a lattice work top.
The panelling, cross pieces and wood grooves
nr? to be repeated iu bronze. Three companion
pieces are to be made as windows. They are 3
by 4 feet, and iu bronze lattice work. The door
will be one of the most tasteful pieces of bronze
work t urned out in that town for some time. It
will be finished in a few weeks.
Members of the Salvation Army were arrested
at San Bernardino, Cal., as nuisances, and the
authorities announced that a stop should be put
to their carryings on. Friends of the Salva
tionists then declared if the letter of the law
was to he enforced ugainst them they would see
that it was enforced with equal rigidity iijmiii
the gamblers, who are so bold and impudent in
town. Upon this announcement a saloon
keejit promptly went bail for the Salvationists,
who returned to the street and tooted their
horns with renewed vigor and without further
Stowaways trouble English steamers more
this year than ever before. To find tenor fifteen
of them is a common thing. They make friends
with the men who load the vessels und are put
away wherever they can be secreted. In vessels
that bring over brick the loaders will build up a
little room around two or three men, ana In
several eases from a dozen to two dozen men
have thus been secreted. Most of them are
tramps. They only remain in their biding places
till the vessel is well out to sea, when they make
their appearance to be supported during the
rest of the voyage.
It ought to console people who are bitten this
summer liy the mosquito to be told by a scien
tist that the mosquito is wondrously beautiful.
“Place one," he says, “under a microscope.
Adjust the lenses. Mow place your eye to the
eye piece. Presto! The tiny dirt-colored speck
has vanished, and in its place appears the most
radiant and gorgeous creature which the mind
can conceive of. The wings are of pale amber,
the legs and thorax magenta, the body dark
green, the eyes purplish black and glittering
like diamonds, the proboscis shining like ebony.
Compared with this pomp and magnificence of
decoration the brightest and uv * vivid of the
(winters' pigments are muddy."
Tins betrothal is announced of the second
daughter of the Count und Countess of Paris,
Princess Helen, to young Dorn l'edro, of Brazil.
This prince, only SI years of age. is the eldest
son of Prince August of Saxe-Uotha, Admiral
and Commander-in-chief of th > Brazilian army.
He is. through his deceased luoth -r. Princess
I/Ciiljoldlne, grandson of the reigning Emiieror.
As for the Princess Helen, who has just attained
her 17th V"ar. sbe is an accomplished young
lady, arid London society, which has had oppor
tunity of seeing a little of her during the last
reason, is sorry that some plans entertained in
high quarters ould not be realized on account
<>f religion. In going to Brazil she will find there
a family circle. Her future father-in-law is hej
The Home correspondent of tbo Stuatn-Zci
titnj writes that there are many symptoms of
an approaching reconciliation between the (,nti
rinal and the Vatfcan. Thus King Humbert has
just Conferred the highest order, that of Sant'
Annunziuta, which renders the imssessor
“Cousin to the King." on the Archbishop of
Milan, Luigi Nnzari di <‘alahiatto, a faithful ad
berent of the house of Savoy, who has since IHlrt
been Senator of tho Empire, and who once
created somewhat of a sensation In cleri
cal oirolos by celebrating a ‘fe Ls.am)
in honor of the recovery of Victor
Emmanuel Tho Pope, on Ids part, will soon
proclaim canonization of the lain Qumn
Christine of Naples, wife of Ferdinatid II of
Naples'He Bom ha i, in order, it is said, to please
tjuism Margins iU, who is a great admirer <f
ttie virtues of tnat unhappy woman Altogether,
the Queen of Italy Is by no means free from
Popish leanings. Bhe lias never, as Is commonly
liellevod, been excommunicated, as was lier
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cal papers h ve lately made a good deal of caul
tulout of the fuel that during her visit in (ieuoa
she kissed thu epjtwojial l iug on the bund of the
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