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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1887.
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INDEX To NEW
Meetings— Magnolia Encampment No. 1,1.
O. O. F.; Sons and Daughters of Debora.
Special Notices—Strayed or Stolen, J. O.
Sullivan A Cos.
Summer Goods at Cost—Lindsay * Morgan.
Cheap Column- Advertisements—Help Want
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ANNUAL SPECIAL EDITION
Savannah Morning News
Savannah Weekly News,
- OY SEPTEMBER 3d, 1887.
The Annual Special Edition of the Daily
anri Weekly News will he issued Sept. 3. It
will contain a complete and comprehensive
review of the trade of the city for the past year,
and will show the progress the city has made in
everything that helps to make up its wealth and
that contributes to its prosperity.
The facts relating to cotton, naval stores and
the different hrauches of the city’s wholesale
trade will be so presented as to give a clear Idea
of the city"B business for the year ending Sept !.
The business men of Savannah cannot make a
better investment than hy buying copies of the
Morning News Annual Special Edition and
sending them to their friends nnd correspon
dents. A newspaper like this Special Edition,
containing an accurate account of (he business
of this city, is the best advertisement of the
energy and activity of the people of Savannah.
Every citizen, whether he is a capitalist, iner
chant, manufacturer, mechanic ora man of leis
ure, should feel a pride in the progress the city
is making, and in presenting to the world the
inducements which it offers to those who are
••eking homes in the South.
This Special Edition will he sent to all sub
scribers of the Daily and Weekly News, and a
large number of ext ra copies will he mailed,
thoroughly covering the territory tributary to
Advertisers will find this Special Edition of
great value, and spare in its columns can lie ob
tained upon application to the Business office.
A woman in Maine has made a collection
of between 800 and '.*oo specimens of candy.
She ought to be proof against taffy.
With a population of 25,000, Kingston,
N. Y., has no police force. Kingston is
either a model city or its treasury is empty.
Henry S. Ives is sanl to have but $5,000
that he can call his own. No doubt some of
bis victims wish that they were as well off
It is reported that Mr. Blaine is sorry
there is such a place as Ireland. Perhaps
this is the reason he hurried out of the
It is said that the list of centenarians in
cludes more women than moil. Tho fact
suggests that tea aud coffee nre better pre
servatives than beer and whisky.
The world does move. Banker Holman,
Of Lsis Angeles, Cal., who is a Hebrew, is
about to present the Sisters of Charity with
$35,000 toward the new orphan asylum
which thoy propose to erect in that city.
Tlie French are mourning because the sar
dines have abandoned the coast of their
country. The people of the United States
would sing paeans of joy if tin- sardines—po
litical sardines—would seek another abiding
The New York Tribune is authority for
the statement that 8,000 Boston servant
gii’ls carry liooks or music rolls on the
streets when they go out, thinking thus to
deceive the people as to their occupation.
Tbcy will never succeed in their purpose un
til they also wear eyeglasses.
Ex-Postmaster General Frank Hatton is
positive that ex-Secretary of War Roiiert
T. Lincoln will not be a candidate for the
Republican nomination for the Presidency
under any circumstances. The ex-Posttnas
ter General ought to know, for he seems to
be the ex-Secretary of War’s guardian.
The Georgia editor who recently said in
Washington that tho Democrat* of this State
would adopt a protective tariff platform
next year either knows nothing about public
sentiment or imagines that a handful of
politicians controls the party in tlie State.
He will discover his mistake when the Geor
gia Democrats meet in convention.
It is a wise soldier, whether his skin lie
white or black, who lielieves discretion to
be the bettor part of valor. The heroes at
Thunderiioit who, on Monday, ran away
from a loaded pistol recognized tlie fact just
stated, and they aLo doubtless remembered
thut he who fights—or docs uot fight—oiul
runs away may live to fight—or run away
Mayor Hewitt, of New York, was led into
making a very funny mistake, a few days
ago. It seems that a man wrote to him
complaining that a crowd of “disorderly
persons” congregated daily on the second
Hoor of No. 113 Fulton street, and that thoy
“looked like gamblers.” The Mayor or
dered tho police to raid the place at once.
His surprise may be imagined when it was
developed that the second floor of No. US
Fulton street was occupied hy tlie Fulton
Street Prayer Meeting Association, an or
tani'oii'.im well known all over too country.
Cotton Mills at tho South.
The current number of Bradstreet's has
] some interesting statistics relative to Kouth
j orn cotton mills. It has complete data from
| 141 establishments, and it compares these
i establishments with the full number re
j ported in the census of 1880. The compari-
I son shows an increase in the capital invested
I in cotton manufacturing concerns within
' the Inst seven years of 15.4 per cent,; in the
number of spindles 87.8 per cent.; in the
number of looms 58.1 per cent.; in the
number of employes 21.6 per cent,; in the
amount of annual wages earned 83.2 fier
cent.; in the ainonnt of cotton used 40.0,
and in tho number of yards of cloth inade
40.0 per cent.
The amount of capital reported to be in
vested iu cotton manufacturing in the
Southern States in the census of 1880 was
$18,365,897. There is invested in the 141
mills from which Bradstreet's has returns
$21,074,284. The number of operatives in
1880 was 17,250; in the 141 mills there are
20,384. Tho amount of wages paid
in ISBO was $2,848,000; in the 141 mills
there is now annually paid 83,305,969. In
1880 tho number of bales of cotton
used was 188,784; at the present time in the
141 mills the number is 208,850. The number
of yards of cloth made in 1880 was 152,761,-
238; the number now made in the 141 mills
About all the cotton mills are in a pros
perous condition and arc making satisfactory
dividends. Froip 1881 to 1885, however, few
of them made any money. The business of
all of them was greatly depressed. In 1880
there was a marked improvement, which
has continued until the present time, with
tho exception, perhaps, of some of those en
gaged in the mqpufactnre of yams and
warps. It is claimed that there is over
production in this branch of cotton manu
Some of the manufacturers are afraid
that the American market, to which they
are limited by tho high protective tariff,
will not be able in the near future to absorb
ail the cotton goods offered it. A president
of a North Carolina corjiorntion, engaged in
the manufacture of plaids, speaking of pos
sible overproduction, says that the “annual
production may glut the American market
—all we have or are likely to have so long
as the throttling policy prevails in this
country. This policy is in conflict
with tho natural laws of trade,
and, as I think, unwise and dishonest.”
There is nodoubt that the high protective,
or, ns tho North C’aroiina manufacturer
calls it, throttling, jiolicy is unwise, and
that it is so even those who now strongly
advocate it will very soon have to admit.
The South is certain to become a great
manufacturing section, and it must have an
outlet for the part of its products which
cannot lie absorbed by tlie home market.
That outlet can only be obtained by re
ducing the tariff.
Bradstreet's quotes a Massachusetts paper
which says that the New England manufac
turers are beginning to feel the competition
of tlie South, which has the advantage of
being near the raw material. The admis
sion is made that Southern enterprise will
before very long monopolize the manufac
ture of common goods, and that the North
ern manufacturers will have to turn their
attention to the manufacture of fine goods
such as are now imported in such vast
quantities. The'outlook for manufacturing
in the South is certainly a very promising
The Indemnity Lands.
The administration intends to carry out
its policy of restoring to tho public domain
the unearned indemnity lands. There is no
doubt that this policy is a correct one, nnd
that it meets with public approval. The
order of Secretary Lamar, issued on Mon
day, withdrawing the indemnity lands of
the Atlantic and Pacific railroad and other
roads will open for settlement about 30,000,-
000 of acres, much of which is excellent
land. Tho Atlantic and Pacific has had
every opportunity to make good any claims
that it may have to these lands. It has not
improved its opportunity, although repeat
edly warned that the government would not
respect its claim much longer.
Indemnity lands are not a part of a rail
road’s land grant. Thoy are lands with
drawn from tho market by executive mi
thority, ami the purpose in withdrawing
them was to have a reserve from which to
make good a land grant that was found not
to contain as many acres os granted. The
Atlantic and Pacific has not yet earned its
land grant. It built its line a few miles
into the Indian Territory, and
there stopped. It should lose its
land grant as well as its indemnity
lands. The government has waited for
years for it to complete its line to the Pa
eifle, nnd as it does not seem disposed to do
to do so it has no right to expect that the
public lands set apart to aid it will con
tinue to lie held for its benefit. There are
thousands of people seeking lands in the
West for homes, and it is unjust and unfair
to permit corporations which refuse to com
ply with their contracts to keep out of mar
ket for years lands which nre so much
needed, nnd which, if opened to settlement,
would soon be improved.
The great land grant railroad companies
were so accustomed to do as they pleased un
der Republican rule that they thought they
could act the same under Democratic rule.
Thoy have found out their mistake. The
Guilford Miller case first openod their eyes
to the fact that they could only expect jus
tice, not favoritism, from this adminis
The Now York Times says: “In addition
to having tho biggest cotton crop this year
that ever lias boon known, the South will
have the further advantage of being nearer
out of debt than at any time since the war.
Records show that not only was there a gen
eral and liig reduction of mortgages on
farm lands all over the South lust year, but
Southern busmens men, lately in New York,
say that their fanners have been able to
make this crop without having to worry
over anything like the ordinary needs for
‘advances.’ Millions of dollars of cash will
lie ready for investment by Southerners
just as soon ax this cotton crop is marketed.”
There is no doubt that the South is lietter
off in nil respects than it has been at any
other time since the war. Prosperity lias
ceased to be spasmodic, and has become
The statement is made that 1,003,000
watermelons have Isjeu* (hipped’North and
West from Horn fell county, S. C. /during
the present saasou, and that the net profits
have been at least 850,000. If the state
ment is true Bqrnwoll county has found
something that pays a great deal better than
Russia has not yet kicked Prince Ferdi
nand out of Bulgaria. It may be that in
stead of kicking him out she means to lead
him out by the ear
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1887.
Grant tho Charter.
Tho more railroads Savannah lias tho
greater will lie tlie trade which sho will con
trol. If other roaiLs leading townrils her are
built they will necessarily jioss through sec
tions of country which are now to a great
extent, without railroad facilities. Much of
the trade of these sections will be enjoyed by
her because of the facilities for reaching her.
The citizens of Savannah, therefore, who
are all interested in promoting her pros
perity, ought to exert whatever influence
they have in favor of railroad projects
which promises to give her a boost.
In all parts of the State the people are
active in behalf of railroads. They are
aware that rail communication does more
to build up a country than almost any other
thing. They do not depend wholly upon
others to build tho roads hut they lend a
helping hand themselves. The result is that
new roads are all the time luring projected,
and there is at the present time a great deal
of railroad building in the State.
There is now an application pending in
the Legislature for a charter for a road
which is called the Savannah, Macon and
Birmingham line. If the charter is granted
there is good reasons for thinking that it
will he built, provided the Savannah, Dub
lin and Western is not built. Some rich
men of Alabama are ready to build that
part of the line from Birmingham to the
Georgia State line if they are given assur
ances that the part from tho State line to
Savannah will be built.
The application for a charter for this road
is opposed by those interested in tho Savan
nah, Dublin and Western, and why ) Be
cause they say it will parallel their line, and
injure it. They say, further, that they will
have their road ready to operate from Sa
vannah to Macon by March 10, 1888. They
base this statement on their contract with
the United States Construction Company,
which is now engaged in building the road.
Their objection to the granting of a charter
to the Savannah, Macon and Birmingham
company appears to be a very good one,
until the proposition of the latter company
is heard, and then it doesn’t seem to be so
good. In effect the Savannah, Macon and
Birmingham peoplesay: Let us have our
charter with the understanding that it
shall not be valid until after
March til, 1888, and shall not lie valid at
all if the Savannah, Dublin and Western is
built by that date, or within a reasonable
time thereafter. This appears to tie very
fair. If the Savannah, Dublin and West
ern people build their road, they will never
be bothered by the charter to tlie Savan
nah, Macon and Birmingham. It certainly
looks now as if they were in good earnest
about building it. It is difficult to under
stand, therefore, why they oppose the appli
cation of the Savannah, Macon ami Bir
mingham for a charter. It cannot hurt
them if they nre in earnest in what they are
doing, and if they are not in earnest, the
way will be open for Savannah to secure
another road if a charter is granted to
the Savannah, Macon and Brrmnghani.
Our aim is to help Savannah, and to that
end we would like to see the Savannah,
Dublin and Western built, and we would
like to see a charter granted to the Savan
nah, Macon and Birmingham, in order that
Savannah may lie in a good position to get
another road to Birmingham and the West
if, for any reason, the Savannah, Dublin
and Western should fail to be completed.
We do not see that under the circumstances
the Legislature has any reason for refusing
to grant a charter to the Savannah, Macon
A Rather Novel Experiment.
The New York Times gives an interesting
account of an experiment soon to bo made
in the New Jersey State prison. It seems
that there are H6O convicts in the prison,
and that taken altogether they constitute
about as rinigh a set of men as were ever
sheltered lieneath a single roof. To main
tain the strict discipline of the prison and
keep them in proper subjection requires
eternal vigilance on tin* part of the keepers.
A physiognomist would shudder at tho sight,
of some of the faces were he to review this
troupe of criminals as in the lockstep they
I Kiss to and from the shops in which they
are kept at hard labor. Some of them
have committed murder, and would
not hesitate to dye their hands in blood
again for the sake of regaining their free
dom. Still the State treats these men as
kindly as it can, and the oxjieriment that is
about to be tried, while novel, lias a merito
rious object. On Sept. 1 a night school
will lie opened in the prison. Books, slates
and charts have been receivix), and such
convicts as wish to improve their minds will
be allowed to attend the school. It will lie
in session two hours every night. There
are 140 convicts in tho prison who can
neither road nor write. Special pains
will lie taken with such of these
ns attend the school, in order
that they may leave tho prison
with at least the rudiments of an education.
The teachers will be convicts who are able
to instruft their fellows. There are among
the cropped heads men who have been bank
clerks, one who was a bank president, and
many of whom it cannot be said that their
early education wits neglected. Several
have expressed their willingness to teach in
the night school. Keeper Patterson is cred
ited with having originated the idea. A
primary school, in which the teachers and
pupils are convicts, and the monitors turn
keys armed to tho teeth, will lie a novelty,
and no doubt its work will lie watched with
interest, and copied by other similar institu
tions if it turns out to he at all successful.
Tho Washington correspondent of the
Now York Herald , says private advices
from St. I sin is indicate that tho 1 Jeniocratie
politicians of Missouri nre making a quiet
effort to secure tho National Democratic
Convention in that city next year. It ap
pears that Mr. John G. Priest, an ex
member of tho National Committee from
Missouri, has boon doing a little electioneer
ing since ho started East, a few weeks ago.
Tho first results of this work, as shown by
Mr. Priest, nre a square commitment of the
present members of the committee from
Ohio, Indiana and New Jersey for St. Louis,
and an assurance from ex-Sonator Barnuni,
of Connecticut, that his influence will also
be thrown in favor of the Missouri metropo
lis. Quite a number of other members of
the committee are mentioned as favorable
to St. Louis in case tho convention cannot
lx? earned to the city of their first choice.
In the South, it is said, there is a general
feeling that the convention should be held
in New York city.
John Guy Vassnr, the last of tbo Vaesnr
brothers, of Poughkee|jsio, N. Y., is danger
ously ill at his home in that city. Take his
brothers, John Guy did much for the cause
of education, lie having freely given aid to
the famous Vnssar College whenever it was
needed. HU death will causo widespread
Riddlobergrer Not Wanted.
From the Chnttanooaa Times (Deni.)
And what, pray, has the Democratic party
done that Rlddleherger has been led to expect
Ite could forward his schemes by joining it ■ He
should be “warned off." To accept this maud
lin fellow into Denioi'ratic fellowship would
helti instead of hurting the Mophistophelian
That Touching AppeaL
FYoro the New York World (Dem.)
The piteous appeal of the Massachusetts Re
publicans to the Prohibitionists, to save their
State from lapsing into the control of the dread
ful Democrats, is really touching- to the risibili
ties. It has not lieen equalled for naive selfish
ness since a wily fox warned an honest farmer
against exposing his chicken coop to the ra
pacity of the egg-gatherers.
The True Democratic Policy.
From the Philadelphia Record (Dem.)
It is luster to keep up the whisky tax to pay
the soldiers’ pensions, and the tobacco tax to
pay the interest on the war debt. By so doing
the tax on the necessaries of living and on the
crude materials out of whioil we make metals,
cloths, medicines and the like may lie lessened,
and the lot of poor men and workingmen bo
made comfortable. That is the Cleveland policy,
and it is the true Democratic policy.
Senator Stanford's Memory.
From the Philadelphia Times ( Ind .)
Senator Stanford's memory is now so bad that
when Gov. Pattison asked him what he hail done
with $171,000 spent by him for the Central Pa
cific railroad m December, iftq). he could not
recall anything about it. If the Senator were to
die to-morrow there would lie considerable room
for a will contest, on the ground that the old
mao's mind is breaking up fast. Presidential
layouts need better preserved intellects than
A poet says: "Behind the clouds the sun is
shining.” There is Just where we want it to
sb iue —Dcijtipiarc .4 merican.
Ada—Why, one of your cheeks is red as fire
and the otlier pale as a ghost.
Eil.v-Yqs, Harry was on oae side aud I was
afraid mamma would see us on the other.—
Indignant father Did you have a hand, sir,
in that kissing scrape bark in the tunnel;
Harvard youth itraveling with a gay party)—
Yes, paw, I had somebody's hand; don't know
whose 'twaiv. liurlingtuil Free Press.
“Tnz K. of L. must be getting ready to paint
things red,” remarked the Judge.
•■Why?” asked the Major.
"They have issued a circular calling for a re
turn to 'cardinal' principles.” —Pittsburg Chron
You may lecture on “patiently hearing your
And lecture front now till next Christmas;
But the effort is futile, the labor is loss
With a maiden whose cross is strabismus.
Ram Johnsino, an Austin colored man, has a
mule t hat balks. After Satn had belabored the
mule for an hour the mule trotted off all right.
"Dar," said Sam confidently to the mule, “dar,
yer see.. Kf yer would only <lo wbafs right we
moot lib tergedder jes like twobrudders.”— Tea -
“TiißtFr and economy, my son,” said the old
man, are the important elements of success in
this world. Together they will accomplish won
"Then I hope, father,” responded the young
rnun earnestly, "you will practice both for my
sake.” —New York Sun.
“My head, " said he to his lady love, “I've
been busy all day; not manual labor you know,
but brain work- which is the hardestekind.”
“Yes, indeed; 1 know it must be for you,” and
there was a look of tender sympathy in her
eyes which aroused him. She was quite in
earnest. Ho changed the subject. —Shoe anti
Backward, turn backward, O Time, in thy
flight, give us a frost again just for to-night; I'm
so weary of weather so hot; the sweat it pro
duces would fill a bright pot; weary of collars
t hat wilt like a rag, weary of toiling away for
the sivag. A snow storm or blizzard would go
very nice; put me on ice, mother, put me on
ice.- Atchison Globe.
Stranger (at ticket office window) —When does
the next train start west?
Ticket Agent (unintelligible grunt).
"Is it a through train or way traiu?”
“Caii you tell me where I can find a time
"Young ntan. I am the new Superintendent of
this road, and am delighted with the evidence
you give of long experience in your posit oi.
Your salary shall be raised at once.” —Omaha
"Dan." said a contractor to one of his trusted
employes, “when you are down seeing about
the lime this morning I wish you would mention
to Dempsey that 1 would like to have that little
bill paid. You needn’t press it, you know, but
just mention to him in an off-harid manner."
"1 got the money from Dempsey, sorr,” said
Dan on his return.
"I'm very glad; you merely alluded to it in an
off-liand way, I suppose?”
"Yes, sorr; I handed him the bill and towld
trim if he didn't pay it I would let off me hand
and give him a wipe in the jaw that he wouldn't
forget for a while, and he paid it at wanst.
Chief Engineer Melville looks ruddy rnd
strong, and says be never felt so well in his 1 fe.
W. 8. Caine, 31. P.. is setting out on a jour
ney around the world. He will tarry long in
Babelsbikg is surely a strange name for the
plaoain which Emperor William expects to ob
tain rest and quiet.
Rev. Dr. Bi rchard looks weazened and
pinched, the wrinkles of his face overlapping
each other, and his small eyes reminding one of
Buffalo Bill intends to give a fall season in
Paris and a winter season in the Coliseum in
Rome. His European engagements extend over
Mich ael Katkoff, in 1841, was a student at the
University of Berlin, and was much liked by
l i.i colleagues personally, though they regarded
his political ideas os eccentric in the extreme.
Minn Celeste Stauffer. the New Orleans
belie to whom Mr. Tilden left $lOO,OOO, is at the
St. Sauveur, Bar Harbor, and goes in for row
ing and other out-of-door exercises. She is one
of the best dressed young women there.
Hev DkWitt Talmaoe and Iris family are at
the Rodich House, Bar Harbor. Both of his
daughters are handsome girls anil dress in
striking costumes. Mrs. Talmage h.as very
handsome diamonds, and young Talmage sports
one of the most stunning “blazers” at Bar Har-
Dr. Norvin Green, President of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, thinks that a great
many men break down f-oin overwork. He be
lievs in evening amusements that take the
mind away from the shop after work is done.
He seldom works at night and tries never to
T I). Sullivan, the poet-journalist, proprietor
of tlie Nation and author of "God Save Ire
land," wears his advancing years pleasantly
and with Juvenile spirits. Tnis is his (loth year,
but age has only whitened his hair and close
trimmed beard, not chilled his heart nor nutnlied
The "dresser” of the season at Bar Harbor is
Miss Adcle Horwitz, the daughter of Mr. anil
Mrs. Benjamin F. Horwitz. of Baltimore, and,
a* was the case last season, she has “easily dis
Inured all competitors for the Champion Frock
Stakes for fillies. ’ tut one of her admirers put it
the other evening.
Victor Emanuel, the Crown Prince of Italy,
has gone to live at Naples. On Nov. 11 next he
will attain Iris majority, and will set up u
splendid establishment In the |ialaee of Caserto,
the home of the old Bourbon kings. He bids
fair to succeed to the popularity enjoyed by his
father and grandfather.
Dom Pedro, Emperor of Brazil, is a most en
ergetic in in when on his travels. 11l Paris he
rises at 6 in the morning, and works und studies
with the enthusiasm Of a young scientific man
on a foreign tour. He takes copious notes on
all lie sees and hears, and it Is feared that
he may contemplate a book of European travel.
The Crown Princess Stephanie, of Austria,
bo*contributed s une chapters to her huslMtnd's
grnn. work. "The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
in Word and Picture." The editorial committee
insisted’upon paying her by making a band
some dejnn.il <n a savings batik in the uoose of
Htephanlo's babv daughter, the A rctkduches*
Not only Count Juliuß Andmssy, the Hungs
rian statesman, but also his son. Count Julius.
Jr., was iu danger during the recent burning of
lhe former's astle near Tisza Dob. Count An
drossy, St ~ who had lieen suffering from n lame
fool. Insisted on |ierso;ially directing the efforts
tn prevent the spreading of the flames anil was
almost buried under (ailing teams: while his sou
cut his hand Imdly iu helping a man to escape
turouab a window.
A Substitute for Prayer.
From the Albany Express.
A minister w ho is at present sojourning amid
the verdure-clad lulls of Greenhush tells the fol
lowing: Somewhere in the country a number
of ministers were wont to meet together on
stated days, for purposes jiertaining to their
calling. As might be supposed each meeting
was opened with prayer. But one day they met
at the house of a brother who had a stock of
excellent cigars, which he passed around freely.
Soon all the brethren were putting away, and
before they knew it they had taken up the busi
ness of the meeting. Suddenly one of them re
membered the forgotten prayer aud suggested
that somebody make up for lost time. Bnt one
of the others was equal to the occasion. "Never
mind now, Brother X-—,” he said, “wo have
opened this meeting by offering up incense.
Let that suffice.”
A Tasto of High Life.
FYom the Detroit Tribune.
"Last season my maid of all w ork asked early
in the spring if she might have the month of
July. I said yes. not realizing the trouble there
was in getting help," said a prominent Detroit
la.ly. "As I could not find a servant I decided
to close tlie house and go for the month to one
of the fashionable beaches near home. While
watching the bathers the morning aftenl arrived
I noticed one, a pretty looking girl picturesquely
dressed, who struck me familiarily. As she
came near me I recognized her as ray maid
Julia, notwithstanding she hail changed her
hair from dark hrowu to a pale gold, and I spoke
to her. To ray surprise she entirely ignored me,
never showing by even the raising of an eye
brow’ that she recognized me or the children.
On returning to the hotel I found that she was
registered under the name of a friend of mine,
a well-known society young lady, whose name
she kept during her stop there, vhy didn't I
expose her* What would have been the use ?
She wore better clothes than 1 did, was bright
and pretty, and had gathered around her the
cream of the society there. The probability is
that if I had said anything no ono would have
Life on the Farm.
From the Toronto Truth.
At the foot of the hill the milk house stands.
Where the Balm of Gilead spreads his hands,
And the willow trails at each pendent tip.
The lazy lash of a golden whip.
And an ice-cold spring with a tinkling sound
Makes a bright green edge for the dark green
Cool as a cave is the air within,
Brave are the shelves with the burnished tin
Of the curving shores, arid the seas of white
That turn to gold in a single night.
As if the disk of a winter moon
Should take the tint of anew doubloon 1
Burned to a coal is the amber day,
Noon's splendid fire has died away,
And lodged on the edge of a world grass-grown,
Like a great live ember glows the sun;
When If falls behind the crimson liars
Look out for the sparks of the earl)’ stars.
With the clang of her hell a motherly brown—
No trace of her lineage handed down—
Is leading the long, deliberate line
Of the Devons rod and the Durhams fine;
"Co-doss!" "Co-boss!" ami the caravan
W ith a dowager swing comes down the lane,
And lowing along from the clover bed
Troops over the oars with a lumbering tread.
Under the !ee of the patient beasts.
On their tripod stools like Pythian priests,
The tow-dad boys and the linsey girls
Make the cows "give down” in milky swirls.
There's a stormy time in the drifted pails,
There's a sea-foem swath in the driving gales.
Then girls and hoys with whistle and song,
Tw > pails apiece meander along
The winding path in the golden gloom.
And "set" the milk in the twilight room.
Big Stakes at Baccarat.
From the Pittsburg Commercial Gazette.
In an experience meeting of gamblers re
rently John Pondir, of Philadelphia, said: "Ben
Wood, a brother of Fernando Wood, is the hero
of the greatest game of faro ever played in
America—a game without limit—at which in the
early morning hours, after all night's play, Ben
Wood rose up. after winning from John Mor
risey, in his own gambling house in Twenty -
fourth street, $106,000. No wonder John Mor
l issej’ died poor. I took part in the biggest
baccarat game ever played in this or any other
country 1 had moved to New York. Schuyler
and Jimmy Watson, the latter one of the best
known sports in the State of New York. kept a
liaccarat game at 11 West Twenty-fourth street,
New York. The game was just becoming pop
ular in this country. Jimmy Watson had in
vited August Belmont, Lloyd Phoenix, Charles
Keep, myself and one or two others I need not
name, to a swell dinner at his gambling house.
And it was a dinner. He gave us to understand
that a little game might be expected after
dinner, and without limit. I got all
the wine I wanted, and was in bad luck.
Six hundred dollars was mutually agreed upon
between us players as the limit for each
turn. I played till l o'clock in the morning,
and to my disgust found myself $4,500 out, and
rose up from the table thinking I hail enough to
Igst me all night, and lay down on a sofa in the
front room till Charley Keep woke me up to
take a bottle of champagne. I was not too
sleepy to do that. My courage woke up. too.
Keep's father-in-law. was worth $5.000.(X>0, and
he himself commanded unlimited cash, as did
overy man at that board. I said: Charley, give
me $1,000.’ He said, ‘Certainly, aud as much
more as you want.’ 1 went at it again with
varying fortune, pausing to hold my breath
with astonishment to see Belmont make a bet
of $60,000 on one turn. Belmont won By 4
o'clock in the morning (it was a hot August
night in 1871) I was winner of $ll,OOO, besides
my $l,OOO debt to Keep and outside of my loss
early in the evening of $4,500. Lloyd Phoenix
ivon, too. We nearly ‘busted’ Jimmy Watson,
for the entire party took from the hank that
August night $BOO,OOO. Jimmy Watson had to
mortgage all his stud of fine race horses anil
his Jersey farms, and what has become of them
1 know not—but that was a great night.”
Prom the Chicago Herald.
Not long since there was a brief noticeinlhe
papers of the death of Mrs. < ten K B. Elliott,
■vife of the negro Congr ’sstnan who a few years
ago took such an active part in South Carolina
politics. Fossibly no woman of the present
cent ury has experienced such a sudden etiange
from indigence to opulence, or has risen so
quickly in the social scale Mrs. Elliott was
owned by a family in Columbia. S. C. lier
name was Nancv, hut on account of her | 1 imp
figure she bore the suggestive appellation of
"Nancy Fat.” She was an amiable, humble
creature. Happy and indolent, with no am
bition or pride of character, she was as con
touted while engaged at the most menial toil
and drudgery as when, arrayed in fantastic and
gaudy attire, she danced as belle of tho
During tile period of Republican rule (Jen.
Elliott, while in Columbia, was one afternoon
driving behind Lis splendid pair of liays. He
was dressed in his usual style of black broad
cloth and lavender kid gloves. At the corner of
one of the streets he saw a picture that proved
t<> be tho lcev to his destiny. It was "Nancy
Fat." She tiad just drawn a bucket of water
from the pump, and it was balanced on her tur
tianed head, the crystal drops trickling down
her brown face ami neck, and she laughed good
naturedly. Her skirts were tucked high, and
there was a generous display of bare feet aud
ankles. The effect was instantaneous, and the
Congressman in broadcloth was hopelessly in
fatuated with the merry.ignorant water carrier.
The result was a speedy courtship and mar
riage. Tlie transformation was as wonderful its it
was sudden. From the waslituh and cooking
stove she became mistress of a magnificent
home on one of tho fashionable streets of
Columbia. Gan. Elliott was a man of brilliant
intellect and uubounded ambition. Me was one
of the leading spirits of the Republican party,
and was regarded as one of the most intelligent
negroes who was ever known in the South, tie
was from Boston; he was a finished scholar and
a successful lawyer. Ilis alliance with the un
tutored Nancy caused general surprise. Yet she
was received by his friends with courtesy and
kindness. Oije day 1 was passing her house in
company with her former mistress, wheu we
espied a sight that was droll and amusing.
Beside a marble fountain, surrounded by rare
exotics, sat Mrs. Elliott. She wax arrayed in a
costume of most extreme elegance. Peeping
from liejueath her skirts of amber satin we
plainly saw her bare brown feet. As she saw us
she qfiickly tucked them under her skirts, and
exclaimed good naturedly:
“Now. old missis, don't luugh at your nigger;
you know i never did like tho shoes. If the
General saw me be would scold, but every
chance I get I just slip them off. All this finery
oan't make me forget the happy days when 1
was plain Nancy Fat. and now lam Mrs. Gen.
Much amused, we passed on. and left her with
her liare feel in the damp sand of the fountain
A few years later Mrs. Elliott became a promi
nent (Wore in the Republican society of the
State, and also figures! conspicuously in Wash
ington It was during President Garfield's ad
muiWrnHo* at on* of the balls that she caused
melt a sensation on account of the devoted at
tendons she received from certain white poli
ticians who s .shod to make conspicuous their
npproval of the see I til equality law. The bril
liant negro Congressman is dead And only a
few days ago the woman whom he endeavored
to elevate by all that wealth and power could do
died in poverty and obscurity.
Every family should always have a bottle of
Fred Brown's Jamaica Ginger In the house,
readily accessible, for ail pain* in the stomach.
Brown's Glutei 1* tho best.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A Chinese fishing junk at Vallejo, Cal., has
a mile and a quarter of line carrying 5,360 hooks.
A Brownville (Neb.) max laid awake for
skunks Saturday night and shot his mother-in
Virgil Olds recently jointed 70.000 staves in
fifty-six hours at the mill of M. I>. Olds, of Van
The flame in a prairie fire in Manhattan, 111.,
reached a height of 80 or 30 feet at times, and
the fire spread faster than a man could ran.
Last week a farmer near Clear Creek, 111.,
killed a black adder snake, on the scales of
which was cut in plain characters, “C. R. 0.,
The Governor of Maine will probably be es
corted to the constitutional celebration next
month by 400 of the State troops, in uniforms
that conform to the regulations of the United
Mrs. Craighead is the boldest woman in
Andover, Mass. Being aroused by a burglar
last Tuesday night, she drove the intruder from
her house, secured a revolver and pursued him
a block, lodging a bullet in his head.
The highest price that was ever paid for hock
was paid the other day by an American firm to
Drexel Brothers in Frank fort-on-the-Main.' Ttvo
hundred bottles of Sehloss Johannisberg, the
last of 1861 vintage, fetched 105 marks, or $B5
A large pie manufacturer in Chicago calcu
lates that Chicago eats 40,000 pies a day. Asa
person is said rarely to eqt more than a quarter
of a pie. there must l>e at least 160,000 people, or
one-fourth of Chicago's population, who cat pie
A bio schooner laden with ice arrived at
Philadelphia on Tuesday of last week, and was
to be unloaded next day. As she lay at the
dock she sprung a leak, and the salt water
rushed in so fast that nearly ail the ice was
melted before it could be got out of the hold.
Lexington, Mo., owed nearly ail its debts to
its citizens, and almost all the citizens owed
Luxes and license fees to tbo city. The . City
Council resolved recently not to pay any citizen
the amount owed him. nor any city official
his salary, til! his taxes were paid. Lexington is
now’ out of debt and has a small surplus.
One of the queerest facts of natural history
has been discovered by Rev. J. J. Lafferty, who
gives it to thg world in his religious journal as
■ follows: “When a sparrow hawk pounces on a
guinea he lets the guinea tty, but the hawk, sit
ting on the back of tho 1 owL Uses his own tail to
guide the guinea. He always steers his victim
to Ids nest in the forest.”
Near Wallowa, IV. TANARUS., is a sheep-killing deer
that understands his business. Last week the
herders of Sutherland's band of shqpp, now on
Trail creek, observed a large buck among the
herd, but he was put to flight by the dogs. The
sanguinary animal, however, was not satisfied
with a single attempt, and afterward returned.
Up to date he has placed several sheep on the
The prize offered by the French government
of sio,ooo, for the most valuable discovery re
lating to the utilization of electricity, is to be
awarded next December. It is for any use or
application of electricity, namely, as a source
of heat, of light, or of chemical action, as a
means of transmission of mechanical power, or
of verbal communication in any form, or,
finally, as a curative agent.
B. D. Bcmoartner. of Munfordsville, Ky.,
loved Mary Richardson, for whose father he
worked, and she level him; but when he asked
Man’s father for Mary’s hand the old gentle
man drove him off the farm and locked Mary
up. Bumgartner waited as long as he could
stand it, and then, seeing t o signs of yielding
on the part of the cruel father, went with eight
lusty friends to the house of his sweetheart,
Ivat in the door, and took the willing girl to
Jeffersonville, where they were married.
The sea serpent mystery has been solved for
Maine. He was seen recently from the vessel of
Capt. C. 11. Griffin, who harpooned him, and the
ship was carried over the seas at a rate of speed
that would excel the Volunteer. But after a
few hours the animal became exhausted and
rose to the surface, revealing its identity as an
immense turtle. When it was hoisted on shore
it was weighed and tipped 1,430 pounds. A
vessel containing ten Southern turtles was
wrecked in Maine waters about fifty years ago.
and this is supposed to be one of them, and ac
counts for the many sea-serpent stories that
have originated in the State.
A farmer named Corner, of Roane county.
West Virginia, has invented anew plan to catch
squirrels which has proven a great success. He
has a large cornfield which borders on the
woods, and which tho squirrels have almost de
vastated during the past season. Observing
that they retreated to tne woods along a certain
line of fence he covered the tops of the rails of
the fence with tar. The squirrels succeeded in
clearing the fence, but when they struck the
woods Th tv Laves and sticks stuck to their feet
so badly that they could not climb the trees.
The first capture amounted to twenty-seven,
and within a week Corner had killed and cap
tured over 100 squirrels by his unique device.
The celebrated historiaa, Prof. Mommsen, is
very absent-minded. "The other day," says the
Berlin Borsen-Courier, "a young Privat-docent
delivered an address in the presence of several
distinguished professors on the posthumous
work of a great scholar, which be is to edit.
After the lecture the auditors remained in ani
mated conversation around the festive hoard.
Suddenly the young scholar missed, to his hor
ror. his valuable manuscript, und all search re
mained fruitless. At last the mystery was
solved. Theodor Mommsen, who sat next to
the lecturer, had in his absent-mindedness out
into his pocket all the papers of the Prival do
rent, and t ken them to Charlottenburg. It is
easy to imagine tho astonishment of the fa
mous scholar on being asked to return the man
Some singular statements have been made in
the Deutsche Monatschrift com eroing the effect
pr iduced by different trades an i in Inst rial oc
cupations upon the general health. Among
these facts are those contributed by Prof. Hesse,
of Leipsie, who points out the deplorable condi
tion or the teeth of bakers, and who also asserts
that ite is frequently able to indicate the nccu-
wit ion of persons by the condition of their teeth.
n the case of linkers the caries is soft and rapid
ly progressive; the principal parts attacked are
the labial and buccal surfaces of the,teeth, com
mencing at the cervix rapidly extending to
the grinding surface the approximal surfaces
not seeming to be attacked more than in other
trades. Prof. Hesse believes that the disease is
owing to the inhalation of flour dust, the cartes
being caused by the action of an acid which is
formed in the presence of fermentable carbo
As apparatus has been devised by means of
which, it is claimed, a breach in a vessel's hull
from a collision or other cause, may be effeo
tually closed from either the inside or outside
of the craft. For closing an opening from the
outside a frame, made of an appropriate size,
and weighted so as to sink in the water, is pro
vided. To the edges of one side of the plate are
secured wooden strips, at tached to which are
cushions of rubber or other suitable material.
The frame is lowered over the apertures from
the deck by ropes secured to eyes In one edge;
the pressure of the water causes the plate to
hug tlie hull, so that it will prevent all or nearly
all the inflow of water to the vessel, the cushions
forming water-tight joints between the hull and
frame; the inner surface of the plate is pro
vided with several bolts, to which ropes may tie
attached, in order to secure tho plate in place
from the inside of the vessel.
In Ills recently published memoirs M. Legouve
relates the history of some of his dramatic part -
nerships. For instance, "Louise de Lignerolles”
was written in the following manner: His wife
once spoke at the breakfast-table of the remark
able fate of one of her schoolmates by the name
of Cleliu. I/igo’ive becomes so interested in the
story that he rushes into his study, sketches the
outline of a drama embodying delta's history,
and nearly finishes the first act on the spot, in
the eteuiug Goubaux drops in, who listens to
the plot. “Why, there is material in it for a
five-act drama!" he exclaims. A lively discus
sion arises as to the development of the
plot, the exposition and the climax. Got’- '
imux, the author of "Thirty Years of the
Life of a Gambler,” and principal of an
educational institute, takes a week's vacation
pretending to go on a journey, and installs him
self In Legouves dwelling. Like schoolboys
they write both at the sail • table, facing each
other; only the meals and music in the evening
interrupt their work According to a fixed plan,
each one writes scene after :nd -pendent ty
or ftc Other, asd in ten days fie first two sets
are-real). They are read to Mine l/igou-i.
Wdio appnmes now of a soene by Goubaux. now
of one by her husband. There are discussions
corr Action*, and finally agreements The friends
take the finished piece to Ktigeue Hue He at
once goes to his easel, pretending to listen
never so well as when he paints Sue finds the
first three set* excellent; the last two poor
New discuss oas, more ocrr.vtiug and braire
racking. At list a third partner comes to fiolr
assistance--accid'mt. A failed olrl letter, which
1-egouve finds among his papers, recalls the
I ragle fate of a dead friend, and furnishes the
conclusion of the drams
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I. moat from h'eio Materials, contain) no Adit.
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It is Pub*, Refined, Pebfect.
Nothing! Likb It Ever Known.
From Senator Cn*ccsliall.~“ltßke plan
um in recommending zouweiss on account of it*
efficacy and purity.”
From Hire. Gen. I.orin’s Dentist, Dr.
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Zonwelss analyzed. It is the most perfect denti
frice I have ever Fi*em. v
From Hon. ( has. P. Johnson. Ex. Lt.
fcov. of Mo. “Zomveiss cleanses the teeth thor
oughly, is delicate, convenient, very pleasant, and
haves no after taste. Sold nr alldeeugisis.
Price, 35 cents.
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