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MONDAY. AUGUST 89, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings—BeKalb Izxige No. 9,1. O. O. F.;
Forest City Lodge No. 1, K. P.; Georgia Tent
151, I. 0. of It.
' Special Notices— Notice as as to Absence, D.
L. Cohen; Quarantine Notice, Dr. J. T. McFar
land, Health Officer.
Amusements—Grand Concert by the Alabama
Steamship Schedules—Ocean Steamship Cos.;
General Transatlantic Cos. •
Insurance Statement- The Fire Insurance
Association of England.
Circular No. 91- Georgia Railroad Commis
Cheap Column Advertisements—Help Want
ed; For Sale: Miscellaneous.
The celebration of the constitution’s cen
tenary at Philadelphia next month promises
to be an imposing demonstration.
It is thought in Chicago that a railroad
freight war is impending, with a revival of
the export trade in grain as one of its re
The recent attempt of Eastern parties to
corner the wool market seems to have re
sulted in profit only to the farmer. This is
as it should te.
Mr. Conkling, in declining to attend a re
union of old Federal aud Confederate vete
rans at Evansville, Ind., does so in language
which does him honor.
A Chicago paper predicts a beef famine,
estimating that 1,500,000 head of cattle
perished on the Western plains from the
excessive cold of last winter and the summer
The New York Star, after months of ef
fort and resort to different advertising
dodges, has raised a little over $4,000 to
build a monument to Gen. Grant. Gen.
Lee's monument at Richmond is being
The leading representative of negro jour
nalism in the United States, the New York
Freeman, in its issue of Saturday, gives in
its enthusiastic adhesion to tho Prohibition
party. This is further proof that tho Re
publicans are losing their grip on the negro.
It is stated that Admiral Luce will insist
on retiring from the command of the North
Atlantic .Squadron on Sept, (i, in spite of the
fact that Secretary Whitney, during the
festivities at Bar Harbor, gave him oppor
tunity to withdraw his request to bo re
Mrs. Langtry has quarreled with her
leading actor, Coghlan, and, to judge from
the comments of the New York press, the
chief cause for regret felt there is that the
famous beauty will not, have opportunity
to appear, dressed in clothes, in a play
he was writing for her.
A letter from a young lad to Mayor
Hewitt, of New York, discloses a curious
state of affaire in that city. In all the
island of Manhattan there is no spot where
boys may engage in base ball and other
games of a like healthful character without
interference from the police.
The New York Tribune says Secretary
Lamar's public land policy is only a con
tinuation of that of Teller. Hardly anyone
else would have thought of the resemblance
between the twe, but it is pleasant to see
the leading Republican journal indorse tho
Democratic administration in this way.
The New York Sun, having attacked the
President in every other way possible, now
criticises his English, objecting to tho
phrase “centennial anniversary.” Mr.
Cleveland’s grammar may not te faultless,
but in this, as in mot.t other things, ho has
a vast majority of his countrymen with
A correspondent from Panama to a New
York paper again describes the fearful
waste of life and money in the prosecution
of DcLesseps’ great scheme. It is probable
tho Frenchman jiermits the first of these
to bother him very little since there ap
pears to be no difficulty in gotting all tho
It has been stated that several members
of the board of naval officers who are in
charge of torpedo experiments have a finan
cial interest in the Howell torqiedo. In con
sequence, Secretary Whitney, with his
usual discretion, has announced that ho will
not commit himself to any recommenda
tion of the board.
The National Oliera Company of New
York deserved a tetter fate. But it has
been wavering between life and death so
long that its friends thought it “dying when
it lived and living when it died.” The
worthy lady who spent her foftuno to main
tain it deserves the sympathy of all lovers
of tho refined stage.
Dr. MeGlynn has advanced anew reason
for his bail standing with his ecclesiastical
superiors previous to his unfrocking. In an
nddn>ss to several thousand of his former
parishioners Friday, he said these superiors
were jealous of his great influence, or, as he
put it, the jxipularity of his church. It wus
apparently with some reason that on a
former occasion the doctor bogged his hear
gfs not to praise him too much, for fear it
might cause him to be vain.
The tragedian Thomas Keene is the de
fendant in an odd kind of suit, which is
nothing less then nn effort to take hi* name
from him. His old manager, Hayden,
claims that he picked up an unknown stock
actor at Boston, called Eagleeou, named
him Keene, advertised him, and conferred
on him fame and fortune, only to lx; desert
ed by his protege. He thinks tho name
Keene his property, and wants the courts to
protect his trade mark, as it war*, from
A Western Vioe Presidential Candi
There is a strong and growing sentiment
in the West for Geu. John C. Black, Com
missioner of Pensions, for Vice President.
Gen. Black is at present in New Hampshire,
suffering from an attack of rheumatism.
The prospect, however, is that he will soon
be able to attend to his duties. He is one of
the most capable and faithful officers in tho
public service, and ho has discharged the
delicate and difficult duties of his position
to tho satisfaction of tho entire country.
Gen. Black is a man of splendid ability
and strong character. He played a con
spicuous part in the war between the States,
and made a fine reputation as a soldier.
The Grand Army of the Republic respect
and honor him as a comrade. Lately he
was given a reception by the Brooklyn con
tingent of the Grand Army, and a few days
ago many meinters of the Grand Army of
New Hampshire expressed their apprecia
tion of him and their satisfaction with his
administration of the pension bureau.
Portions of the Grand Army in different
parts of the country have expressed their
hostility to the President because he vetoed
the dependent pension bill. On Friday, at
Wheeling, W. Va., a procession of Grand
Army men foolishly refused to march under
a banner stretched across the street because
it had a portrait of tho President upon it.
There is no hostility to Gen. Black, however,
in tho Grand Army. His record as a sol
dier will compare favorably with that of
any of the ex-Union soldiers, anil his scars
show that he bore his full sharo of the bur
dens of tlie war.
If he were to be nominated on the ticket
with Mr. Cleveland, therefore, ho would
strengthen it with the soldier (dement. His
nomination as Vice President would close
the mouths of Republican demagogues who
are trying to make it appear that only Re
publicans fought iu tbo Union armies, and
to them ex-soldiers are indebted for the lib
eral pensions which they enjoy.
Asa matter of fact, no pension commis
sioner has been so careful of the interests of
pensioners as Gen. Black, and it is also
true that Mr. Cleveland lias signed more
pensiou bills than any other President. The
demagogues, however, have to some extent
made the people believe that the President
is the enemy of the ex-soldiers, nnd that he
has thrown every possible obstacle in the
way of their getting pensions. The truth
cannot always be hidden, however, and the
Grand Army people will find out before the
next national campaign is over that they
have no better friend than the President.
Gen. Black is not known ns a candidate
for Vice President, but there is no reason to
doubt that he would consent to be a candi
date for that position. While he suffers great
ly from injuries received on the battlefield
from which ho has never fully recovered, he
is nevertheless a vigorous man, and would
fill the office of Vico President admirably.
Ohio Politics and John Sherman.
Ohio Republican politicians have, for the
past quarter of a century, sought to domi
nate national politics. Foremost iu speak
ing ill of their neighbors, they have vaunted
their loyalty from the housetops and kept
alivo the bitter memories of the war be
tween the States. They succeeded, by tho
doubtful methods of “visiting statesmen”
and returning boards, in installing in the
White House one of their number in defi
ance of the expressed wish of tho
Four years later, by tho. assertion that Ohio
was a doubtful and pivotal State, they
ugain conqiellod tho nomination of an Ohio
That Sherman, tho only politician of the
number rising above mediocrity, lent his in
fluence to the fraudulent seating of Hayes,
and was loyal to the candidacy of Garfield,
lias not, it seems, been sufficient to bring
him his party’s support to further his aspira
tions for the Presidency. The Fosters and
Forakers have given him only a half-hearted
support, and have stood ready to betray him
whenever they felt it to be to their interest
to do so. The history of tho last three Re
publican national conventions is likely to be
repeated next year.
Foraker is insane in his ambition to get to
Washington as tho tail of Blaine’s kite.
Sherman recognizes this, and hod himself
sent as a delegate to the recent convention
of his party in Ohio to guard his own in
terests. Each buttered their words about
the other—neither was sincere. Sherman’s
canvass was shadowed at the outset by a
more than half-whispered threat of opposi
tion on the floor of the convention if it
were sought to pledge tho State to his can
didacy. It was not until the emptiness of
the proposed compliment was made clear to
the Foraker contingent that it was as
Sherman, it will be seen, has made no
further progress in his State this year than
on other like occasions. In fact he had to be
present this year to secure the usual certifi
cate of character, which is good for this
The Ohio politicians are different from
those of any other State. Office-holding
with them is a mania. The Ohio Republi
cans doubt the loyalty of all who differ
with them. From among thoir number
they want all the offices filled. From the
fastnesses of the most remote hoop-polo
township to the aristocratic mansion of
the Lincoln Club, the road is lined
with alleged statesmen, who want to
be President ;’who believe tho war is not yet
over; that the negro is still in enforced servi
tude, and tuat the government will go to tho
denmition bow-wows if they are not given
a chance at tho public teat. With them
office-holding is a trade, or profession, and
Sherman is a conspicuous tyjxv of them.
Once in office always an office-holder is
their idea. Shcrinan, surrounded by such a
crowd of ambitious nnd treacherous politi
cians, is not a dangerous rival of Blaine’s
for tho Presidential nomination of his party.
No sooner has the (ihilzai rebellion in Af
ghanistan eollai>sed than another untoward
event occurs to mar the policy of tho Brit
ish government. Ayoub Khan, who routed
and almost annihilated a British brigade at
Mai wand in 1881, has escaped from Persia,
where he has been detained for several
years, and fled to tho Russians, to become,
in their hands, an effective weapon against
the rulers of India. It seems that no settle
ment of their long-pending quarrel is dual.
The Piedmont Fair, however successful it
may prove os an exposition of Georgia's re
sources, will not, it is thought, be a money
making enterprise for it* projector*. It is
stated that every director is willing now to
give a handsome premium to nnybody who
will assume his liabilities and take what will
come to him at the close of the fair.
Tho Pliiladelphia Hr cord tielieves that the
Pemiaylvania Democrats in their coming
convention Will indorse the President and
demand in plain terms a reduction of the
tariff. The issue should ho mado.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1887.
Georgia’s Forest Wealth.
Two or three events of recent occurrence
have served to emphasize the opinion, long
j held by thoughtful men, that measures
looking to the preservation of the forests of
the South, or their Renewal, by planting as
they are removed to meet tho
demands of commerce, should
not long be delayed. One
of these circumstances has been the pur
chase by a Western syndicate of lumbermen
of several hundred thousand acres of timber
lands in the mountains of North Georgia,
and by another company, headed by Mr.
Jackson, the Democratic candidate for
Governor of Maryland, of an even larger
stretch of territory in the pine belt of South
eastern Alabama. These lands are probably
destined to speedy denudation, as are many
thousand acres in Southern Georgia now in
the hands of lumher companies.
The effect of the destruction of the forests
is well shown in the recent experience of
several Georgia cities, which have been
damaged to the extent of many thousands
of dollars by swollen rivers, and of thou
sands of farmers, whoso best lands have
been overflowded nnd crops destroyed.
Each year these rivers rise after heavy
rains to greater heights than before. The
reined)- for this great evil is suid to be the
renewal of the forests.
It is of course to lie desired that Georgia’s
lumber business shall increase, but the lum
berman's ax should not leave desolation be
hind, nor should improvident waste and
want of foresight exhaust in a few years a
source of wealth that should Vie perennial.
It is a matter of regret that so much of
the timber land of the State has passed and
is passing into the hands of residents of
other communities. Some of the most im
portant lumber industries are operated by
men who live in other parts of the country,
and only the working expenses, not the
profits, are left among us.
The most valuable timber lands remain
ing in Georgia are in the southern half of
the State, and over a large part of this ter
ritory the title to land rests oil the old head
right established in colonial days. The
records have in nupiy instances been
carelessly kept, making it diffi
cult to establish in many cases
an indisputable title, and giving opportu
nity to unprincipled men, by the use of
forged papers and other devices, to swindle
purchasers. This practice has so clouded
tho title to much timber land, as to
make it practically the booty of the
first man bold enough to seize
it and defend his claim in the
courts. Perhaps the Legislature can find
a reined)- for this evil. It is important that
it should be remedied, as it is easy to un
derstand that land held by so uncertain a
tenure will be made to yield the utmost
present profit, without reference to the
The Danger of War in Europe.
The action of Prince Ferdinand in 1 mildly
assuming the station to which he had been
called by the Sobranje of Bulgaria, in spite
of the fact that none of the great powers, to
whose keeping was confided the future of that
weak principality by the Berlin treaty,
dared openly to support his action while
the great empire most interested opposed it,
has had one happy effect. It has at
tracted to a great extent tho at
tention of Europe to the ever re
curring Eastern question, and to tho im
provement of the relations between Ger
many and France, whose mutual hatred
has so long threatened to repeat the horrors
of Gravelotte and Mars le Tour. This im
provement haa ( come about through the less
oned confidence of France, who had hoped
to find in Russia a powerful ally in her
crusade to recover tho lost provinces. But
the Czar’s interests in the Balkan provinees,
which lie in his pat h to Constantinople, are
paramount to all others, and when
these wore menaced by Ferdinand’s
movements, he made haste to come to terms
with Germany whieh allowed each govern
ment liberty of action. It is true that in
this Eastern question lies danger of war
that may involve most of Europe; still it is
not the pressing danger that sprang from
the deep resentment of the French people
for their humiliation of half a generation
ago, joined with a growing confidence in
the strength of their army and their com
munity of interests with their enemy’s great
neighbor across the Vistula.
The danger, therefore, is shifted from one
quarter to another and is loss, but it has not
disappeared. When whole nations are
armed,when causes of quarrel are many and
national jealousies and hatreds strong, the
time may come shortly when scenes will lie
enacted that for the suffering inflicted may
exceed any in past history.
A Newspaper Complication.
Some interest is felt, among newspaper
men especially, in the final solution of a
complication which arose in Birmingham
several weeks ago, and of which the parties
immediately interested are probably very
tired. Tho only morning paper of this
best advertised of towns, for several years
past, has been tho Age, which enjoyed
tho exclusive use of the news furnished
by the New York Associated Press.
At the time mentioned, however, anew and
vigorous rival appeared in the field, the
Herald, the owners of which had a large
capital and had secured at considerable out
lay equal privileges with tho Age in the
news service already alluded to. Here is
where the complication liegins. The old
paper, believing it had a right to
exclusive service, got out an injunction
to prevent the telegraph company from
delivering the dispatches to its rival and the
latter from receiving them. The Asso
ciated Press, to protect its franchise to the
Herald, immediately withdrew its service
from the Age, and both papers were left iu
the lurch. In on effort to beat off opjiosi
tion the Age had seriously crippled itself.
The Chancellor who granted the injunction
sewn after went off on a summer jaunt,
leaving tho warring newspapers to engage
in the trying business of ex
perimenting as to the length
of time necessary to roach the bottom of
their strong boxes in paying for a special
service, while he forgets the cares of the
world in catching mountain trout or listen
ing to the music of the sad sea waves. It is
not his fight, nor his money which is 1 icing
so lavishly expended. By tho time he re
turns to his duties both palters may be in a
frame of mind that will admit of compro
mise or arbitration.
It is said that 50,0000f the miners of Penn
sylvania, who are enabled by the protective
tariff to earn only 80c, each a day, nit' likely
to soon go on a strike for a larger share of
the protection boodle.
There is an alarming outbreak of the epi
zootic among horses in New Jersey. It is
to lie hojied that the dim ase will not, as it
did a few years ago, extend into the South.
The “Third" Parties Contrasted.
Prom the New York Star ( Dem,)
The resolutions of the Prohibition State con-
I vention are in marked contrast to those of the
body that nominated Henry George. There is
no compromise or ambiguity about them. They
strike out straight from the shoulder for the
faith their authors profess.
From the Philadelphia Record (Dem.)
When n New York banking firm, by any sort
of adroit manipulation, secures authority to
issue bonds of a railroad company, makes a fic
titious quotation at the Stock Exchango of the
value ot such bonds, and uses them on this fic
titious valuation as collateral for loans of ready
money, the process is not called swindling. It's
The New Whisky Trust.
Prom the Springfield Republican (Rep.)
There is one trust that nobody should distrust
—the whisky trust. The meaner, more grasping
and more effective this trust, the better for the
public. The trustees of this gigantic combina
tion intend to so regulate the manufacture that
it will pay 10 per cent, or more to the old dis
tillers who hold certificates. They should be
given all encouragement in this scheme to gouge
The Democratic "Bolt” in Maryland.
From the St. Ixtuis Republican (Dem.)
There was a sepulchral and chest nutty ring to
the hallelujahs shouted by Maryland Republi
cans on account of the appearance in their
State Convention, in Baltimore, the other day,
of a corporation lawyer, ('ailing himself an ‘‘ln
dependent Democrat.” Citizen John K. Cowen
over whom all this noisy “enthoosiasm" was
expended, is described as “general counsel for
the Baltimore and Ohio Railway Company,”
and seemingly belongs to that class of legal
talent, which shapes its politics in accordance
with the exigencies of professsioual business.
His sudden realization of the horrors and
atrocities of Democratic rule in Maryland, and
the eloquent manner in which he denounced
them in the Republican Convention, ought to
add largely to his fees from a certain class of
Drawing-room car: First porter (in a hurry)
Second Porter (excitedly)—Where? where?
First porter (as he disappears through the
next car) —On the clothesline.— Ronton Ilrrald.
“My friends,” said a temperance lecturer,
lowering his voice to an impre.ssiue whisper, “if
all the grogshops were at the bottom of the. sen
what would be the result?" And the answer
came, “Lots of people would get drowned!”—
“Have you any of Dr. Leed’s patent cough
syrup?” asked a gentleman of a drug clerk.
No, sir; but I have some of nijr" own make,
which is os good, If not tetter. Can I give you
"no i thank you; lam Dr. Leed."— The Judge.
“I'm not going to play with Willie Waffles any
more,” was Flossie’s dictum.
“Willie is a very nice little boy,” said her
"I don’t like him. In foot I don’t like hoys at
all, mamma. I guess it’s because I'm not old
enough.’’ —New York Sun.
Between the acts: She (reproachfully)—
Edward you’ve teen drinking.
He—Only a glass of milk, my dear.
She—But your breath smells horribly of
He (with concern)—ls that so. The cow must
have lieen fed on distillery slops—Buffalo Ex
“Patrick, do you know that you talk too
“Oi do, sor.”
“Well if you'd make it an unvarying rule to
keep your mouth shut, don’t you think you'd
get along tetter?"
“Faith, sor; Oi’d stairuv to death, sor.”—
Passenger (to Chicago drummer)—Do you
know, sir, that the Interstate Commerce Com
b-s >wiared that drummers are not
• ,iu n u a...... ~ -r (easily)—l've heard so.
Passenger (politely)—Well, will you be kind
enough to take your feet off the only vacant
seat in the ear and permit me to sit down?—
New York Sun.
First OHfluiA Girl—The paper says that
Queen Victoria has recommended President
Cleveland to the protection of the Almighty. I
wonder wbat that means?
Second Omaha Girl—l suppose she ordered
him included in the prayers for rulers.
“Perhaps that’s it, but what did she do it for,
“I’m sure I don't know, unless she heard that
the President intended to take a trip to Mis
She Wouldn't - B.—A printer’s proposal:
Dear maiden, * cf all the race,
Before thine iii I bow;
Please do not hide thy pretty face,
But hear my ? now.
Tin* . has come, my own,
When 1 must take a mate,
And ns I 0 thee alone,
We’d tetter - 8.
The maid looked ttt at the bore.
And hit him on the nose;
Then •=■ upon the floor
He lay quite , tose. — Toronto Grip.
Eastern Postmaster—Yes, Cleveland gave
me my place, but he is a miserable Mugwump,
all the same. He don’t seem to have the first
idea about statesmanship.
Omaha Man—l thought Cleveland was doing
"Well, vou don’t know him. I went to him
and told him the force of my post office ought
to he doubled, and what do you think he said?”
“Give it on "
“Hesaid if l had enough men in June I had
enough in October.”
“>v eli, you are a green one. There ain't any
elections coming on in June.”— Omaha World.
Gen. John D. Parke, of the Engineer Corps,
is at West Point to assume the duties of super
intendent of the military academy.
Congressman McShane. of Nebraska, says
that the present valuation of the Omaha prop
erty, In which the President's wife anil her
mother have each an eighth interest, is $BOO,OOO.
Henry 8. Ives & Cos. have already paid Sulli
van and Cromwell $70,000 for legal advice.
Lawyers come. high, but in a case like that
which 31 r. Ives has ou hand, it is toiler lawyers
or mayhap the penitentiary.
In Washington county, lowa, five ladies, the
Misses Swisher, Tate, McMillan, Smith and Bu
chanan. are candidates for superintendent of
schools. The primaries will be held this week
and a fair count is demanded.
Mrs. Frederick Lenoir, of Springfield, Mass.,
expects to lie the wealthiest woman in the Bay
State at no distant day. She is one of the three
heirs of the late Thomas Bain, of Frederickton.
N. B„ who left a $10,000,000 estate.
A novelty for Ashfield, Mass., is a sun dial
which Mrs. John W. Field has placed upon her
grounds. Mrs. Field's gifts to Sanderson Acad
emy’in money and land are $lO,OOO, besides
many other gifts she has in contemplation for
the benefit of the townpeople.
One of the jubilee peers, Baron Deßamsey, is
dead, batting bees a i>cer only a month. He
was raised to the peerage when it was certain
tie could live only a short time, because the
Ministry did not dare to give it directly to the
son, W. 11. Fellowes, a Tory member of Parlia
ment, for whom it was intended.
Miss Rebecca Beatii. 15 years old, of Detroit,
is til ■ latest Michigan heroine. Last Thursday
a boat containing six persons capsized on Lake
Orchard, near Pontiac. Five of the pleasure
seekers could not swim. Miss Heath swam to
the rescue and conducted three of the number
safely to shore before n teat came along ami
took off the remaining two.
The venerable Washington philanthropist, W.
W, Corcoran, is still at Deer Park, xhere he will
remain until the cool weather drives him home
from the mountains, his health being so much
tenofHed by the bracing air of the spot that lie
has long ago given up all idea of visiting his
favorite resort, the White Sulphur. Mr. Cor
coran lias lately teen able to enjoy a short
Capt. Bove. the African explorer who re
cently committed suicide, was with the Nor
deimkjold expedition in 1878-9, and undertook
the exploration of the regions of the Congo on
tehult of the Italian government in 1884-5. In
consequence of the privations he had to under
go in Central Africa, he was laid up with a
severe illness, liich seriously affected his mind,
and, It is thought, led him to commit suicide.
Col. John a. McCaull, the well-known comic
oliera malinger, was a soldier in the Confeder
ate army, lie has a single answer to everyone
who attempt*, to cluf? him alxnit the Confedor
ate flags. “Confound your impudence,” he says,
"who made this country anyway? Where
would the developed greatness liove been if it
hadn't lieen for the Mar? Who gave you fel
-1 iws up North* chance to get rich and rob each
other? Who enabled Grant to leave the tan
tier’s store' Who gave Phi!' Sheridan a chance?
Wouldn't Sherman still have lieen out on the
frontier mixing with Indians hut for us' Why
gentlemen, we have mode vou, Vou can’t crow
DRAW POKER IN PARIS.
How an Amateur was Drawn Into a
Game and Won $7,000.
From the New York Evening Sun.
“Some big games of poker are played in
Paris nowadays,” said a gentleman who had re
cently returned from abroad. '‘Baccarat,
rouge et-noir, roulette, and vingt-un naturally
have the call still; but in a great many places,
particularly among merchants and others hav
ing connections on this side of the Atlantic,
p< liter has come into great favor.
"When I went to Paris last spring I was the
agent here for a big French exporter of a cer
tain line of silks and of course met him quite
frequently. He is Mr. Aube, a widower, wealthy,
and of generous impulses. He keeps house in
magnificent style and his cuisine is noted
throughout all Paris. I took dtuner with him
one evening in company with two other invited
guests —Bob Cummings, an American living
abroad, and a 31. Dessais. a Parisian.
"Afterdinner a game of poker was suggested,
but I declined to play. Aube and the others pro
tested, saying that a three-handed game would
be little fun, and finally said that Mandell, an
other American, was expected at 11 o'clock, and
that I would be excused when he cam".
“ ‘What shall it be?" said Dessais.
“ 'Oh. the same old thing,’ answered Cum
mings, and Aube acquiesced.
"I asked what, ‘the same old thing' was, and
was told ‘no limit.' I objected, and said that I
would not play for more than 25f. limit. This
was agreed upon and we began. Aube sat on
my left, Cummings on my right and Dessais op
posite me. I had an amateur's luck, and soon
Cummings and Dessais insisted upon raising the
limit It went t050f., then to lOOf. Iwasabout
1,500f , or S3OO, ahead. When I went into the
game I had a roll of $7,000 in my inside vest
pocket, and as fast as mv winnings accumulated
on the table I would add them to the roll. I
knew Cummings well, and that he was a con
firmed and greedy gambler. I noticed his eyes
twinkle with envy whenever I produced that
roll, although he was worth $500,000. At last he
said rather impatiently:
“ 'l.,et us play poker!’
“I knew what that meant,and flushed with the
wine I said I didn't care, but that I would quit
at la.m. Mandell had not come, and it was
then 12:30 o'clock.
"Dessais dealt the cards, and Cummings made
it l’Xlf. to come In. I looked at my hand,
and saw that I had four clubs, I put it down on
the table with the odd card on top. after going
into the pot. Aube also went in, and Des
sias raised It to 200f. Cummings raised it
again, and I saw it. Aube stayed, and no more
raises were made before the draw, I took one
card, Aube one, Dessais two, .and Cummings
two. I glanced at the.card I drew and seeing
that it was a dub, bet lOOf. Aube raised
me, Dessais raised him. Cummings followed with
another raise, until when it came to me, it re
quired SOOf, to see the raises. I stayed, and
so did Aube. Dessais raised it 250f. on
Cummings's last lift, and Bob hoisted it SOOf.
I saw the ?30f., and again Aube stayed. Des
sais lifted it again, and so did Cummings. I
kept 'seeing' but Aube threw down.
‘‘lt went on that wav for a few more lifts un
til 1 raised it 500 myself. Dessais called, and so
did Cummings. 1 had just skinned my hand
and Haw that I had the trav, four, five, six, and
seven of clubs—a straight flush. Although I
was called, I asked Dessais what he had.
“'An ace full on jack,’he said, showing his
“ 'Four kings,’ said Cummings, throwing
them face upon the table.
“ ‘Oh, the devil ” I remarked; and Cummings
reached out his hand to rake in the pot.
“ ‘Wait a minute,' I said, showing’my hand.
“Everybody was disgusted, and although I
had won nearly $7,000 Aube was so angry that
I had not made Cummings bet his four kings
heavier that it was all I could do to appease him.
Aube had thrown down four tens.”
A PROBLEM FOR JOCKEYS.
How to Reduce Weight and Not Bring
on Great Bodily Weakness.
From the Chicago Herald.
There is always a vast quantity of absurd talk
about jockeys being weak and unable to reduce
weight without great effort. McLaughlin has
been known to reduce from 126 to 110 pounds in
five days and feel all the better for it.
"1 am stronger and healthier when in train
ing," he declared to a reporter the other day,
"anil enjoy life a groat deal more at 110 than at
This Is true also of the majority of naturally
heavy-weight riders. Tomkins is one of the
best known jockeys now l at the West Side Driv
ing Park, and ho rides onllnardy at 115 pounds.
Last Tuesday he was engaged to ride Em ma
Manley in the fourth race at 105 pounds, and in
order to lose the necessary amount of avoirdu
pois, abstained from food for thirty-six hours,
besides sweating and taking a number of Turk
ish baths. This was reducing in more haste
than is usually the case, and, in consequence,
the jockey was very weak when he leaped into
J tie saddle, and expressed himself as having un
dergone a severe strain on bis nervous system
to no purpose, as his horse could not possibly
win the race. In fact, so confident was be of
being unable to win that he sent his money
into the ring to be played upon Hindoo Rose,
the favorite. Emma Manley was at comfortable
odds in the betting, but won her race in the end
by a head only, due to Tomkins' masterly
In the mean time the rider had given orders
at bis stable to have a hearty meal prepared, as
he wanted to eat immediately after the race.
Weighing out after his victory, he tipped the
scales at 105 pounds, including the saddle. A
half hour later he again sauntered toward the
weighing room, a toothpick in one hand and a
cigarette in the other, having partaken of his
much relished meal. Out of curiosity he re
quested that his weight be taken, and to the
amazement of those in the little room, he bal
anced the Fairbanks at just 114 pounds He had
eaten a nine-pound supper.
Mr. Beecher’s Old Home.
From the Few York World.
In a few weeks strangers will be domiciled
under the roof of the spacious house on Hicks
street, Brooklyn, where for several years past,
the Beocher family has resided, and where the
last moments of the great divine were quietly
passed. All the old furniture has been removed;
in fact, the house has been stripped entirely of
its old belongings and is now being entirely re
furnished. It has been leased by Col. Beecher
to Mrs. 3!aria White of No. 02 Clark street, who
will use the premises for letting out furnished
rooms. 31rs. White is an old friend of the family
and a member of Plymouth church. For tern
years her husband was connected with the May
flower Mission, he holding the position of Super
intendent at the time of his death. Since hiring
the house Mrs. White has been the daily recipi
ent of visits from persons who desired to see the
room wherein 31r. Beeeher died. These reouests
Mrs. White has refused to grant, thinking it
nothing but idle curiosity on the part of those
who de.-ired to see the rooms.
“One day last week,” said 3lrs. White last
night, “while in the house 1 received a visit
from an elderly, well-dressed man, who asked,
to sec the Rev. Mr. Beecher. He did not look
like a stranger in the city, hut appeared very
surprised when informed that Mr. Beeeher had
been dead some months. No; I shall not make
any distinction in the room wherein 3lr. Beecher
died. It will be let out just the same as any
A Bouquet of Girls.
Bar Harbor letter in Bouton Pont.
It in amusing to see the different types of Kiris
in this choice rosebud garden. There is the lux
uriant, full-petaled Jacqueminot, pronounced in
color, graceful in form. This is the New York
girl, whose gay and self-possessed air makes her
always mistress of the situa ion, high-bred but
assured, gracious hut ceremonious, careful in
discriminating, fashionable but pious. Nextthe
sweet and beautiful white rose, full of subtle
charm, graceful and persuasive. This is the
Philadelphia girl. You would never confound
her with her sister from New York; less bril
liant and less pronounced she may be, but not a
jot less charming: quieter and more reposeful,
if not so finished in society manner. And now
how can one do Justice to the third sweet flower
—the Boston bua. in the midst of tile showier
blossoms? On a florist's counter one will some
times look along the exquisite array of hybrids
—of creamy Catherines, of the prom 1 Barone sse.
of the luxurious laFrance, of rieh. velvety
Jacks, and all the while lie conscious of are
lined, refreshing, delicate odor above all the
lest. You will not tind it unless you look care
fully among the showier blossoms. It is the
modest Bon Seline. This is the Boston girl.
Across the World I Speak to Thee.
Across the world I speak to thee,
Where'er thou art il know not where)
Soud thou a messenger to me.
I here remain who would be free
To soek thee out through foul or fair;
Across the world I speak to thee.
Whether beneath the tropic tree.
The cooling night wind fatjs thy hair;
Send thou a messenger to me.
Whether upon the rushing sea
A foymy trwek tbvlntel doth wear;
Across the world I speak to thee.
Whether in yonder star thou be
A spirit loosed in purple air.
Bend thou a messenger to me'.
Hath Heaven not left thee memory
Of what was well in mortal's share?
Across the world I speak to thee;
Bend thou a messenger to me'
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The 20,000 estimated membership of the Uni
tarian body of the United States remains the
same as it was four years ago, while the 3-1.238
of the Universalists of that date have fallen to
A hotel clerk says that his hardest task is al
ways to smile at the guests of the hotel. He
would have no difficulty, probably, in smiling
with them. But the hard-hearted proprietor
won’t let him.
Ix the eighty-nine higher grammar schools
in Germany which are entitled to grant certifi
cates of proficiency requisite in order that mill
tary service may be reduced from three years
to one, French and English are the only foreign
languages taught, Latin being excluded.
Perhaps one of the most primitive of inde
pendent kingdoms is the little island of Jo
hanna, in the Comoro group. The Sultan
boards any ship that may calf there, and en
deavors to secure the washing for his wives,
whilst the Prime Minister peddles cocoanuts
Five men, who had been arrested for plunder
ing a sleeping ear on the Baltimore and Ohio
train, of the satchels belonging to passengers,
escaped from the jail at Grafton, W. Va . on
Friday night. They overpowered the jailer
while being locked up and made their way
through the window of the office.
3lany New York truckmen are showing a
spirit of true kindness toward their horses dur
ing this hot weather, For instance, ns many of
them are at times forced to wait for loads, they
have a contrivance of ropes and adjustable pul
leys by which the weight of the shafts is lifted
from the horse. The horse remains between the
shafts, but ail that he has to do is to stand on
Friedrich Froebel founded the first kinder
garten at Blackenburg, Thuringia, in 1837. It
became the model for similar institutions In
many parts of Germany and other countries.
The name means child's garden or child's
school. Froebel’s system was at first regarded
as dangerqus, from the great freedom allowed
childi en, and in 1831 a kindergarten established
by his nephew was closed by the Prussian gov
The dog messenger corps for the German
army is being carefully trained just now by the
Schwerin garrison. Swift aid intelligent dogs
are chosen, and are taken out by the patrols reg
ularly to the outposts,where pencil notes are tied
to their collars.and tije clogs are dispatched back
to a given .point. When an vof the garrison are
maneuvering at niglit the dogs accompany the
advanced sentinels of the bivouac, and are
taught to watch for and bark violently at the
faintest sign of any one approaching the camp.
While Collis P. Huntington was away in Eu
rope a report was circulated to the effect that
he had bought the steamships of the Monarch
line and would run them in connection with the
Chesapeake and Ohio system at Newport News.
Mr. Huntington was at his office in the Mills
building Wednesday for the first time since his
return, and he stated that Jie hadn't bought the
steamships mentioned, and hadn’t contemplated
any purchase of that, character. “I Intend, how
ever,” he added, “to build new steamships and
sail them from Newport News in connection
with the Chesapeake and Ohio.”
A former resident of Springfie’d, 3lass.,
writes home from Candler, Marion county, Fla.,
that he is delighted with the land of flowers,
adding: “I have had four years of practical
experience, and have learned something every
year. Florida has treated me kindly, so that I
hause no cause to murmur. My health has -been
tbe best. My orange grove has done well and Is
now quite large, being, in fact, a thing of
beauty,’ and I hope that it will lie ‘a joy forever.’
I have 1,000 fruit trees of different kinds to care
for, and my peaches, bananas, grapes, figs,
guavas, plums and persimmons are all doing
The New York World's London correspondent
telegraphs: The fortnight's sleep of the French
commercial traveler Chaffat, which created such
a sensation in London last spring, has been com
pletely eclipsed by a Russian sailor at the Wal
ton workhouse, near Liverpool. Winstoffsky
was brought to the workhouse in a sleepy con
dition early in July, 1886, and at once went off
•into a pleasant, doze, which lasted until last Sat
urday week, when he woke up. apparently much
refreshed. On awakening, Winstoffsky was
quite convinced that he had only taken his
usual night’s rest. He had beep fed regularly,
ami his general condition of health was excel
A correspondent, writing to Nature from
Pollokshields, Glasgow, says: “My children and
their governess, when staying in the north of
Ireland lately, witnessed the following curious
display of feeling in animals not usually
credited with feelings. A boar pig was in the
habit every morning of going to the basket
where a blind kitten of about six weeks old was
kept, allowing tbe little thing to creep on his
back, and then taking it about and caring for it
during the day. The kitten got its food at the
same time as the pig, aud at the same trough.
In the evenine the man who saw to the animals
used to carry the kitten back to the basket to
pass the niglit. ‘Oh done la vertu va-t-elle se
Why two pieces of wood sawn from the same
section of tree should possess very varied char
acteristics when used in different positions, a
scientific writer remarks, has often puzzled ob
servers. For example, a gate-post is found to
decay much faster if the butt end of the tree be
placed uppermost than would be the case if the
top be placed in this position, the reason being
that the moisture of tbe atmosphere will per
meate the pores of the wood much more rap
idly the way the tree grew than it would in the
opposite direction. Microscopical examination
proves that the pores invite the ascent of the
moisture, while they repel its descent. The
familiar case of a wooden bucket is in point—
that is, some of the staves appear to be entirely
saturated, while others are apparently quite
dry. This also arises from the same causes —
namely, the dry staves ore in the position in
which the tree grew, while the saturated ones
At the meeting of the French Academy of
3ledicine ten days ago Dr. 3lesnet communi
cated to his colleagues a most curious case of
hypnotism. A young woman, at the age of 22,
who is now at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, at Paris,
recently brought into the world a little French
citizen while in a state of hypnotic sleep, with
out feeling the usual labor paius, or, in fact,
knowing anything of the matter until she was
aroused from her slumber after all was over.
For several years past she has been a favorite
subject for hypnotic exiierlments at the various
hospitals at Paris. At the moment when the
labor was about to begin Dr. Mesnet hypnotized
her. He closed her eyelids, and while the work
of nature was proceeding in the most normal
manner possible, the patient was away in
dreamland. “Do you feel any pain?” asked the
doctor. “Very little,” replied the sleeper.
“You shall suffer no more." commanded the
doctor, and repeated this order from time to
time during the following twenty hours which
elapsed before the birth took place. To every
inquiry as to whether she was suffering she re
plied in the negative. At length, after every
thing had been brought to a satisfactory ter
mination. she was aroused from her slumber.
Looking around about her she tried for a few
moments to gather her thoughts together, and
expressed surprise that, she should have slept so
long. Then suddenly with u cry of astonish
ment she exclaimed, “But what has happened
to nio?“ The doctors placed the Infant m her
arms and thereby gave her a pleasant explana
tion of what had occurred. Dr. Mesnet remarks,
with reference to this case,that it is quite likely
that hypnotism may eventually take the place
of anaesthetics in surgical operations.
It is AtmorticED that Mr. Andrew Carnegie is
about to purchase Ahoyne Castle, the magnifi
cent estate of the Marquis of Huntly,who passed
through New York about a fortnight ago on his
way to England. The sole, if it does take place,
is more likeiv to benefit Lord Huntly's creditors
thanhimself.forthere is hardly a square foot of
the domain which is not overburdened with heavy
mortgages. There really seems to lie a kind of
curse resting on this Gordon family, one of the
noblest aud most anciejc iu Scotland. The Mar
quis is the head of the clan. Ho is so persist
ently in debt that even his father-in-law the
wealthy banker Sir Cunllffe Brooks has refused
to come forward any more to help him out of
his financial difficulties. In 1881 he was the hero
of a very painful scandal in London, which in
volved his sudden resignation of the captaincy of
the Queen's Body-Guard of Qentlemeu-at-Arms
and a precipitate departure for the wilds of AL
banla in order to avoid arrest and a criminal
prosecution. The matter was one in Wbioh the
words “fraudulent signatures''’ and '‘fraudulent
mortgages" repeatedly cropped up, and was
only with difficulty compounded by his father
in law, who did not wish tils daughter s coronet
to be dragged through the courts of justice
Personally, Lord Hmitly is a charming fellow
extremely handsome, elegant and with a very
winning way about him. His eyes, however
are unsatisfactory and unsettled. His sister
has the misfortune to lie the Invalid wife of the
Karl of Lonsdale, of Violet Cameron fame
while his brother. Lord Granville Gordon, aiv
peared some eighteen months ago Wore the
public as the part proprietor of a disreputable
gambling hell, which had got into trouble with
the police Lady Granville Gordun is the well
known Bond street milliner, who trade* under
the name of Mine. Ivv ft Cos.
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