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Mimses-Teutonia Division No. 3, K. of P.
Special Notice—Attention, George Bartel.
Dissolution of Co-Partnership—Weed 4
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UfIUAL SPECIAL EDITION
- OF THE
Savannah Morning News
Savannah Weekly News,
tSM F.D ON SEPTEMBER and. 1887.
The Annual Special Edition of the Daily
tnd Weekly News will be issued Sept. 3. It
trill contain a complete and comprehensive
teview of the trade of the city for the past year,
Ind will show the progress the city has made in
ITerything that helps to make up its wealth and
lhat contributes to its prosperity.
The facts relating to cotton, naval stores and
ibe different branches of the city's wholesale
Irade will lie so presented as to give a clear idea
►f the city's business for the year ending Sept. 1.
The business men of Savannah cannot make a
letter investment than by buying copies of the
llorniko News Annual Special Edition and
lending them to their friends and correspon
lents. A newspaper like this Special Edition,
sontaininz an accurate account of the business
tf this city, is the best advertisement of the
•nergy and activity of the people of Savannah,
bvery citizen, whether he is a capitalist, mer
thant, manufacturer, mechanic ora man of leis
ure. should feel a pride in the progress the city
h making, and in presenting to the world the
feducements which it offers to those who are
kicking homes in the South.
This Special Edition will be sent to all suh-
Icribers of the Daily and Weekly News, and a
hrge number of extra copies will be mailed,
Iboroughly covering the territory tributary to
Advertisers will find this Special Hdition of
treat value, and space in its columns can be ob
iained upon application to the Business Office.
The Lincoln homestead, now the property
If the State of Illinois, will be turned into
The city editor and six reporters of tho
New York leader have resigned, because it
las begun to advocate Socialist doctrines.
A. N. Cole, of Buffalo, who called the
first Republican convention in 185(5, which
hominated Fremont for the Presidency, has
fciven in his adhesion to tl)i> George party.
The Prohibitionist* must be very conti
nent or very desperate, when, iu addition
lo the burden of their own battle, they
ttndcrtake to carry that of the woman suf
The war between the Jacksonville papers
Itill continues unabated. One charges that
Ihg other has no legal existence. The one
tgainst which the charge is brought
leems to know it has nn actual existence.
It is hinted that Senator-elect Iliscock is
k candidate for the Republican nomination
for the Presidency, and thut he will go to
(he convention with tlie indorsement of
New York, if the skill and influence of ex-
Senator Platt can give it to him.
Mr. Williams, the registrar of St. I,ouis (
lays that JO.OOO of the 70,000 names on the
poll books are fraudulent, but says ho will
have the list corrected before the next elec
tion. If he does, it will look very much
like an apprentice boy’s first proof.
American taxpayers should hope every
tuecess to the Peace Society anil extend a
rordial welcome to the English deputation
When it comes to this country. The go vern
tnent still pays for military services ren
dered more t han a hundred years ago.
The tide of travel to Kuro|ie is slackening.
In a few weeks the thousands of Americans
How abroad will begin to hasten home, to
avoid the dangers and discomforts of a win
ter passage. It is estimated tliat they will
spend iu Europe more thun $50,000,000.
Bar Harbor is in moui-niug because of tbe
departure of the North Atlantic squadron
for another jiort. Dancing is that part of
the modern naval officer’s education which
lie has had an opportunity to put in prac
tice. Mont of the other jjart is theoretical.
Congressnutn Butterworth and Ernstus
Wimun have lioeii making speeches at To
ronto and Detroit, advocating commercial
union lietwecn the United State* and tho
Dominion. They were very favorably re
ceived. It will be remembered that Mr.
Butterworth has introduced a bill in Con
gress with this object in view.
Ex-Senator Platt, of New York, who as
pires to lead the Republican party in that
State, finds himself in an unpleasant predic
sment. He recently made oaih tliat his resi
dence ha* for Home year* been in New York,
though he alwuys voted in Oswego, and on
two occasions when his vote wss challenged
in that town, swore that he was a resident
of that place. The ex Henator will have
tifficulty in reconciling the two affidavit*.
Vague Fears of Republicans.
The New York Times , in the course of a
lengthy article condemning Gov. Poraker,
of Ohio, for his folly, bordering on idiocy,
jin indulging in offensive language at
| Wheeling, W. Va., the other day, says:
I “There are, of course, many Republicans,
! perhaps a majority of the whole jiarty, who
honestly and fervently believe that the
I country is in danger of- some terrible in
jury from the South.' Their belief is not
the less fervent because the injury they
apprehend is vague.”
Can it lie possible that ther> are any in
telligent Republicans who apprehend injury
to the country from the South 1 We have
never thought so, but when an influential
journal like the New York Times says there
are, and expresses the opinion that perhaps
a majority of the Republican party are dis
turbed by an indefinable and indescribable
apprehension of danger from the South, it
is certainly time to inquire whether there is
an)- foundation for such an apprehension.
We have all along been under the impres
sion that the attacks of the
Forakers, Tuttles and Fairchilds upon the
South were due to hatred, rather than fear,
of the South, and that they hoped by their
course to hold their party together by
arousing bitter sectional feelings. We never
for a moment had so low an opinion of the
intelligence of the Republicans as to think
that their hostility to the South was based
When Mr. Cleveland was elected the ne
groes throughout the South thought that
some great calamity was about to overtake
them, and in localities they talked over in
whispers the change that was about, to tuke
place in the control of the government, but
their fears were easily accounted for.
They were ignorant, and had been taught
for years by Republican emissaries that the
triumph of the Democratic party meant
their return to slavery. But ignorant as
they were, and, therefore, having but lim
ited means for obtaining correct informa
tion, it was not long liefore they
understood, and accepted the truth. No
where now among the colored people of the
South is there a belief that the ascendancy
of the Democratic party threatens them
with harm. Indeed, within a few months
after Mr. Cleveland’s inauguration their ap
prehension of danger disappeared. And yet
the colored people had just as much reason
to apprehend dunger to themselves from
Mr. Cleveland’s election as the Republican
part y has to apprehend danger to the coun
try from the South. How is it then that the
comparatively ignorant colored people wore
able to get rid of their fears so quietly,
while the Republicans, assuming that what
the New York Times says is correct, have
not been üble to get rid of theirs in twenty
But where is the evidence of the appre
hension of the Republicans? They are
anxious to sell goods to Southern mer
chants on credit, and they are investing
millions of dollars annually in Southern
enterprises. As far as all business matters
are concerned they apparently regard the
South as being as much interested in, and
as desirous of, maintaining the integrity of
the whole country as any other section of
Is there anything in the attitude of the
South, or in the sentiments expressed by the
Southern people, calculated to alarm Re
publicans? If there is. what is it? Even
Oov. Foraker would be at loss to specify
anything that fills his mind, or that of any
other Republican, with alarm.
No, the Republicans are not apprehensive
that the South threatens tho country with
danger, but they are apprehensive that on
account of tho South they will not get con
trol of the government again. Some of
them are very bitter because the South will
not acknowledge that she was in the wrong
in the war between the States, and others
are hostile to the South because she Is solid
ly Democratic, but those who do not know
that the South is sincerely devoted to the
interests of thy whole country, and is proud
of its growth and prosperity, must be more
ignorant than the colored jx-ople who
thought the election of Mr. Cleveland meant
their return to slavery.
The Wrong Man Hit.
A day or two ago the Morning News
called attention to the frequent complaints
of irregularities in the mail service of this
part of Georgia and of Florida. A quota
tion was made from a communication which
was published in the litnes-Union, of Jack
sonville, in which it was charged that owing
to physical disabilities the railway postal
clerk on the VVaycross and Chattahoochee
route was unahle to discharge his duties
satisfactorily. Tho postal clerk referred to
has denied, in a communication to the
Times-Union, that there is any truth in the
statements mode with respect to him.
The Morning Lews does not desire to do
any one an injustice. The postal clerk on
the VVaycross and Chattahoochee route is
entitled to a chance to make his defense.
The Morning News commented on the
publication in the Times-Union, supposing
that there was no doubt about the eorrect
ness of it. The Times-Union will doubt
less hunt up its correspondent and find out
his reasons for his statements.
But the fact that the statements respect
ing the VVaycross and Chattahoochee postal
clerk are denied doesn’t relieve the postal
service from the complaints that there are
grave irregularities in the mails. It is not
stated who is responsible for the irregulari
ties, and it is probable that only an investi
gation can determine that. The investiga
tion ought not to be delayed. The people
want their letters and uewspajiors promptly,
audit they don’t get them when they are
duo they are going to make trouble.
There is negligence or iuconipetency some
where and it is the duty of somebody to
find out where it is. When it is located the
remedy should be applied without auv favor.
There is uo desire to see any official lose his
place, but the Morning News proposes
that the mail service of this section of the
country shall lie efficient if such a thing is
within the hounds of possibility.
George Koch, who Is spoken of as an ex
pert, says that the oil fields of Pennsylvania
are nearly exhausted; that the production
is rapidly decreasing, and that there is no
ho|x> of discovering new deposits in that
State. It might profit Pennsylvania oil
men to investigate the resources of Wilkes
county, in this State, where indications of
oil are said to lie abundant. Savannah is
convenient ns a shipping port.
It would seem that Napoleon’s epigram
matic characterization of the Bourbons—
they never learned or forgot anything—
would apply with equal force to many of
their followers. A large meeting of Roy
alists was held at Augers, iu l*i Vendee, a
few days since, and the leadership of the
Comte de Paris was rejected, because he
represented the changes wrought by the rev
THE MORNING NEWS: TEES DAY, AUGUST 150, 1887.
The Convict Lease Question.
It would seem as if the lessees of the con
vict camps would make a special effort to
keep the camps in good condition, and to
prevent abuses in them while the legisla
ture is in session. There have been more
exjxisures of abuses, however, since the
present session begun than during six
months, and jierhapsa year, immediately
prior to that time.
The evidence appears to be quite conclu
sive that in some of the camps the convicts
are overworked, and have not a sufficient
amount of wholesome food. They have not
as clean and comfortable beds as the law re
quires, and that they are brutally whipped
there is no doubt.
The questions which present themselves
to the Legislature are these: What shall be
done with respect, to this convict problem ?
How can it be solved? There is no doubt
that nine-tenths of the people would like to
see the lease system abolished, provided it
were possible to adopt a bettor one that
would not increase their taxable burdens.
The State is not proparol, however, to im
pose a tax for the maintenance of the peni
tentiary, and until it is there is not much
prospect that the lease system will be abol
There are two things that can be done,
however, and they should be done by the
present legislature. A reformatory institu
tion should be provided for youthful con
victs and the Governor’s hands should lie
strengthened sufficiently to enable him to
put a check upon abuses in the convict
camps. Convicts ought to be punished, and
that too, severely, but they should be pun
ished as the law dipacts. It was never the
intention of the State that punishments, in
addition to those imposed by the courts,
should bo inflicted upon them. The action
that the Governor was compelled to take
last week in order to enforce obedience to the
luw is calculated to create the impression
that while the Governor is ready and
prpmpt to do his duty there must lie untold
outrages suffered by the convicts of which
the public hears nothing.
This and other Legislatures have wasted
time enough on this convict question with
out doing anything to prevent abuses. This
Legislative has all the facts it needs for its
intelligent action. If it does not see its way
clear to abolish the present system, lot it
at least make such provision for youthful
convicts as will give them a chance to be
come honest men, and so strengthen the
hands of tho Governor that he will be able
to correct such abuses as are continually re
ported from the convict camps.
It is said that the present lease law is
ample for tho protection of the convicts. If
it is, why are not the abuses prevented ?
The Governor has shown his willingness to
do all he can to prevent them. There must
boa weak spot somewhere in the law. Let
the Legislature find and strengthen it.
Interstate Commerce Amendments.
As the time for tho meeting of Congress
approaches the talk about amendments to
the interstate commerce law increases.
There is every reason to think that the
number of amendments proposed will lie
large. Senutor Cullom who had almost as
much to do with securing tho passage of
the law as Henator-eloct Reagan, says that
he expects that the Interstate Commission
will suggest some changes, as it thinks it
has discovered wherein the law can be im
proved in several important re*])eets. The
probabilities are that there will be a great
many more amendments proposed than
Senator Cullom has any idea of at present.
Senator Butler says that he opposed the
enactment of the law, but now that it is on
the statute books he thinks it ought to lie
made effective in protecting people against
the carelessness, indifference and the grasp
ing nature of railroad corporations. He pro
poses to suggest some amendments whieh
will tend to secure greater safety for the
traveling public. One of the proposed
amendments which he has consented to dis
cuss in tho newspapers is that employes
shall not be on duty more than ten or
twelve hours a day, His object is not to
lighten the burdens of employes, but to
prevent keeping men on duty in responsible
positions until they become too tired to do
their work faithfully and conscientiously.
Doubtless when the door for amendments
is once opened, the friends of the law will
lie surprised at the number of suggestions
for its improvement. Efforts will also lie
mode, doubtless, to have the law so changed
as to permit assistance to be extended to
special interests. Senator Cullom says that
the largest carriage manufacturer in Chi
cago expressed his hostility to the law the
other day, because he was now deprived of
free passes for his possible customers. He told
the Senator that before the law went into
effect he used to get blank passes from the
railroads and fill them out and send them
to any one who wrote to him expressing a
desire to see his stock of carriages with the
view of making purchases. Of course the
free passes helped him greatly in his busi
ness, but as the smaller manufacturers in
the same business did not have free posses
for their customers there was unjust dis
criminations in his favor.
There is no probability that there will be
any changes in the law that will wink at
discriminations of any sort. The demand
for the law originally was based almost
wholly on unjust and even outrageous
An Advertisers’ Guide Book.
J. Walter Thompson, Esq.,:) Park Rpw,
New York, has issued a selected list of
standard daily and weekly newspapers of
the United States and Camilla. It is a
neatly gotten up pamphlet of 148 puges,
containing a fae-similo page of nearly every
newspaper mentioned in it. The book does
not pretend to be a complete enumeration
of all papers printed on the North Ameri
can continent, but only those which Mr.
Thompson, who, by the way, stands at “the
top of the ladder" as an advertising agent,
has by experience found to bo worthy of
Herr Most, tho leading Socialist iu this
country, says Vanderbilt's mul Gould’s
yachts do not belong to them, but to the
men who made them. Then have not the
men who made them a largo amount of
money in their possession whieh belongs to
Vanderbilt and Gould?
Some amusing stories of Chiiiose imita
tiveness have been told, but a San Fran
cisco young man who insulted John on the
street to amuse a crowd did not find the
quality so agreeable as he liad thought, for
the Oriental slugged him in true Bullivau
The Chicago ,\eirs prints returns from
that portion of Illinois affected by tho re
cent drought, estimating that the yield of
<-orn anti oats will be stout half what is
usual. This is much better than was at one
Mahone the Tariff’s Guardian.
From the Philadelphia Times (Ind.)
It is painfully evident from Mahone’s address
ns cliui'Tiian of the Virginia Republican State
committee that the wild-eyed free trade Demo
crats of the West, art* going to colonize Vir
ginia this fall and outvote the protection Demo
crats who live there There is no safety for the
inqierilleti tariff except under Mahone's speckled
George’s Arguments Must Be Met.
From Vic Chicago Tribune (Rep.)
The press of New York and Boston cannot
dispose of Henry George with an affected sneer.
He is gaining converts every day and will con
tinue to do so as long as the Eastern pa)iers
show themselves indisposed to give him fair
u-eatment or powerless to meet his arguments.
If Georgeism is to be exploded it must be by
showing that it is inexpedient and incompatible
with justice and right.
The Interstate Commerce Law.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem.)
We have before us a handsome volume of the
decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. It was a tolerably long haul to tackle,
but the effort has been made,
and the conclusion is this: That there is noth
ing in tlie law that cannot lie got rid of when
ever it is convenient to ignore it. It is a great
thing—that is, under substantially similar con
ditions and circumstances.
The pendulum sings
A song as it swings
“Tick, tick, tick;”
The-tallor, he swears
lie is tired of rrrayers
For “Tick, tick, tick!”
The pendulum's rhyme
As it measures the time
Is “Tick, tick, tick;”
The tailor rehearses
His debtors, and curses
“Tick, tick, tick!”
My little man, years old, looking out of
the window one day, exclaimed: “O, mamma, I
see such a pitty tail to ’e kite, en’ e kite has a
boy to it. Come and see.”— Babyhood.
A paraoraphkr wits put on the market* the
other day. but when he headed a fall in India
rubber ’’gum drops,'’ he was restored to his
former position.’—Boston Commercial Bulle
Thin Old Man (cramped and cross) —This car
ought to charge by weight.
Stout woman t regarding him contemptuous
ly>—lf they did they’d never stop to pick you
\\p.~ Texas Siftings.
A oay rooster tipped on the light fantastic toe
up to the oocupant of a quiet nest and said:
' Will you dance, Biddle?’’
‘ Excuse me," said the hen, “I am engaged
for the set." -.Yen: Orleans Picayune.
A Duluth t-YF.ARet.n hopeful, who was re
ceiving an application of the corrective rod,
looked up to his offended mother, who had told
him of bis prehistoric whereabouts, and said:
"Oh. mamma, I wish I’d stayed in heaven.”—
“Georoe,” she said tenderly, “do you be
lieve in the old saying, ’Out of sight, out of
“Weli, no, not altogether,” responded George
hesitatingly. "For instance, take a boil on the
hack of one's neck.”— New York Sun.
“Patsy, oi've lieen insulted. Mickey Doolan
called me a liar,” said an excited Irishman.
“An’ phat are yez goin’ to do about it?”
“I don't know. Phw-at would ye do av ye
“Well. Uinny, I think I'd tell the truth often
er.”— Washington Critic.
“I see,” said a talkative guest to an up town
hotel clerk, “that St. Louis has the biggest bore
in the country an artesian well over 3.000 feet
deep.” The clerk sighed and said, “Well, any
man who stands behind this counter for a day
will agree that there are bigger bores than the
one in St. Louis.''- Hotel Gazette.
Annette I have just beeu having a delight
ful stroll with Harold. Can anything be more
poetical than a walk in the moonlight?
Jeanette (five years older)—Poetical, no doubt,
Annette; but when you have had my experience
you will know that a dark corner of the porch
is equal to ten moonlit nights.— Philadelphia
“I am going to have the Legislature change
my name to Notoriety,” recently remarked a
Franklin street girl who had never yet had a
chance to tell her love
A strange choice. How did that happen to
strike your fancy?” inquired one who overheard
“So many men court notoriety, you know.”—
“Well, did you take any orders?” asked a
county agent for a patent pump of anew- man
he had sent to a small town that morning.
“No, sir, not yet; I couldn't find anybody. I
saw a biz crowd in the saloon and waited all
day for them to come out, but they didn’t.”
“Young man,” replied the agent, “if that’s
your line of action you'll never do for business
in this State. The only way to get an audience
in Missouri is to go in and address them right
before the bar '."—Dakota Bell.
Omaha Man—How is the Anti-Poverty Society
New York Man—Don't know.
“You wrote me that you had joined it.”
“I did join it, but last week I withdrew. Henry
George is a crank. I’ve no patience with his
theories at all.”
“Well, well! You are getting sense, I see. By
the way, you have come West on business, I
'Business and pleasure, too. I have just
fallen heir to a fortune in Colorado.”— Omaha
Mr. Gladstone has agreed to drive the first
pile of a bridge across the Dee.
Gen. O. O. Howard has been lecturing on
“Geu. Grant” at the Chautauqua Assembly, at
Long Beach, Cal.
Ren. Du. Curry, United States Minister to
Spain, is at White Sulphur Springs. He will re
turn to Madrid early next month.
Mrs. John A. Logan's condition is much im
proved. The swelling in the shonlder has been
reduced, and she is gaining strength.
Gen. Albert Pike Is very fond of birds, and
lias in his study, dozens of them iu cages; mock
ingbirds, canaries, robins, bluebirds and others.
Congressman Randall wears no jewelry
except a diamond collar button, which was prt
rented to him by admirers at a church fair in
Bunion Walker, of the Episcopal church,
since going to Dakota one and a half years ago,
him built eloveii new churches. He reports his
church as prospering.
Mmk. Modjkska. the famous actress, and her
husband, Couut Bozenta. have returned to
Omaha, and are the guests of Ralph Modjeska.
The madame opens the new Grand Ojn-ra House
on Sept. 1.1
James C. Kendall, the Colorado sheriff, who
is in pursuit of Colorow. is a native of Kentucky,
having bren born in Summit county, in 1850. He
was a cowboy for several years after he went
West, and is very popular.
George AV. Cable made a Sunday school
speech in Boston, iu which he said: “I have five
children, and half of them are girls.” The
omnipresent bad boy shouted out: “That's a
lie!" "No, it isn't," said Cable, "for the other
half are girls also.”
The Pester TJoyd says that Louis Kossuth,
who left Turin July 7 for Couminyeur. where he
will take the waters, is in excellent health. In
spite of his 85 years, he is perfectly erect, his
complexion is rosy, and his intellect ns vigorous
as ever. Ills sister, Madame Kuttkav. who
formerly resided iu the United States, is his con
John Anderson, a Philadelphia barkeeper
and a relative of linns Christian Andersen, has
fallen heir to s.'loo,oooby the death of his mother
in Copenhagen. Andersen was drawing six
lieers when he received the dispatch, lie let
the six glasses fall with a crash, leaped over the
liar, and executed a wild dance. Then he hur
ried to his employer ami resigned.
Robert Tirrell, for many years a resident of
Rhode Island, deserted from the British army
seventy-two years ago, when George 111. wins
King. A few days ago Tirrell, who is now 03
years old, received a royal pardon far hisotfeoae
from the hands of his offended monarch's grand
daughter. Queen Victoria, and now after an ab
sence of nearly three-quarters of a century, he
is about to ret urn to his native land that he may
die among his kin ami again see the the places
he knew liefore compelled to go into exile.
Aocordino to the Chicago Mail the eminent
capitalist known as "Old Hutch” is probably
the most democratic millionaire on earth. A
street car is good enough for him any ibiy in
the year. But he is particular to a nicety where
he sits His favorite place is the front seat of
the grip. And he must han It all t<> himself He
ha* beeu *eeu standing on a corner waiting for
an op|Kirtunity of thi* sort, ami will often allow
several trains to pass because of his favorite
plain- being taken Once aboard the grip he
spread* himself out so as to occupy the whole
space, and the man or woman ivho trie* to
crowd upon him ha* alwut the same fun that
he or she would have in the bear-pit ut Lincoln
TOM GREEN’S CATS.
An Ex-Bartender With a Hotel and a
Mania for Cats.
fVom the New York Nun.
Philadelphia, Aug;. 27.—A few years ago Tom
Green stood behind a bar in a little saloon on
Pock street, down by the river, and handed out
a neat napkin with each drink of whisky. That
napkin idea was his own. and lie had a lot of
others like it that he put into effect, until now
Green's Hotel, which began operations in one
building just beiow Eight lion Chestnut street,
takes in a quarter of a city block and covers an
acre with tiled floors, mirrored walls, and
frescoed and upholstered ceilings, while the an
nual increment to his bank account is placed at
One other idea Tom Green has which is not so
conspicuous a feature as his ones about napkins
and mirrored walls. This other idea is cats.
Down in his basement under his marble floor he
has the greatest feline menagerie to be found
in a week's journey. There are anywhere from
seventy-five to one hundred cats prowling
around in the regions under ground. They are
in all stages of growth, from kittens just open
ing their eyes to patriarchal old cats grown gray
and rheumatic. There are cats w ith long tails
and cats with bobtails, and cats with no tails at
all. There are handsome tabbies and ugly toms,
and if there is a cat anywhere on the earth that
the owner wishes to duplicate he can find the
exact image in Tom Green’s basement. These
cats roam around at will in their gas-lighted
Anew and unsuspicious waiter was sent down
stairs the other (lay with a pan of milk. He
was told to "feed the cat.” He came up the
“What’s the matter?" asked one of the
"Matter! Par's a millyun debbles down dar.
I put down dat dar pan oh milk and called,
Kitty, Kitty,’ an’ you' oughter see 'em come.
Dar was eyes astartn’ out ob every corner. Talk
about keyats! Say, dey'sa-comin' yet. Yo’ don't
git me down dar no mo’, no, sah'”
Said one of the old bands: "They live high.
They can have anything they want. There's
plenty of waste in a big place like this, and
they can have tenderloiu and mushrooms if
they want it. There isn't a rat about the hotel.
There used to be lots of them, and big ones, too,
but you can’t find a trace of one now. It’s a
sight'to go down there, though. You can t see
anything but cats, and if you happen to get into
a dark corner cat’s eyes are storing at you like
coals of fire from all around.”
FOUR SETS OF TRIPLETS.
Lively Competition for the Ten Dollars
Contributed by the President.
From the New York Sun.
Washington, Aug. 27.—The East Aurora Fair
Association is still searching for attractions for
its combined fair, horse trot, baby show, and
grand wedding. Photographs of one of the sets
of twins entered for the Cleveland prise were
received here to-day and attracted a great deal
of attention. The statement that the President
did not offer a prize for the triplets is true, but
the officers of the association assert that the
President contributed $lO to the fair, which he
has not denied, and that they offer it as a prize
for the triplets, four sets of which are already
entered. They come from Erie, Steuben, Cat
taragus, and Oneida counties respectively.
Gen. Benjamin F. Butler is the latest celebrity
to take an interest in the fair. He has contribu
ted a present for the young lady who will be
married to Mr. Lamb on the fairgrounds by the
Rev. Pr. Talmage on Sept. 15.
Here’s a Plot for a Good Story.
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
A few days ago a well known merchant on
Sixth street, near Penn avenue, was busy
serving a customer, when an elegantly dressed
and pleasant-looking young man strolled in and
asked for a private interview. He was shown
into tne proprietor’s private office, where he in
troduced himself as a former employe of the
For! Wayne railroad. The merchant failed to
remember him at first, but after a little further
talk he was convinced that he had knoivn him
several years ago, when he traveled a great
deal over the Fort Wayne road. Then the young
man had him where he wanted him. and he
ealmb' asked for a loan of $lO, offering to put up
his diamond stud as security. He was in a
tight place but would be able to redeem the
stud tne next day. The merchant took the
diamond to the w!a(low and examined it care
fully, It looked all right, and he concluded to
let the yopng man have the $lO and retain the
stud as collateral. The youth departed and the
merchant waited patiently for hjs return. But
the days passed and he came not. Neither did
the $lO. Yesterday the merchant dropped into
the jew eler’s store to have the diamond tested
and get an estimate on its value.
It was paste. The jeweler said, as they were
friends, he would give $1 50 for it, but he would
lose money on it even at that price. The merchant
didn’t say" a word. He put the bogus diamond
deep down in his vest pocket and sauntered
home. He was in a melancholy frame of mind.
Along in the afternoon a friend, who lives
across the street, and who has been studying
photography for some time, came in to show
him his first effort with the instantaneous pro
cess. It was an excellent picture, but it almost
gave the merchant a fit or apploplexy. for it
showed him and his pleasant friend, the bor
rower, standing in front of the window exam
ining the supposed diamond.
The merchant secured the picture, and by
showing it to his friends soon found one who
knew the young man. The matter will be placed
in the hands of the police, and the merchant
says the case will be pushed to the limit.
A Female Sam Jones.
From the Kansas City Jouma’.
Mrs. Richardson, a member of the Salvation
Army, who is a trifle too old to pass for a Sal
vation lassie, entertained a big crowd on the
public square yesterday afternoon. In the
course of a twenty-minutes’ exhortation, she
said the following among other things:
“A saloon-keeper is the devil’s advance
“I haven’t got any use for these kind of peo
ple that keep their Christianity in a bandbox
six days in a week and take it out on the sev
"There isn’t a church in this city that has
got the spirit of God in it. They will guar
antee you a seat in heaven for SSO a year.”
“You can't get Christianity into a fool any
more than you can get bologna sausage from a
“Do you think that a man with a chew- of to
bacco in his mouth and a bottle of whisky in his
pocket is a fit temple for the spirit of God?"
“I would try to get into heaven just to keep
out of the con i pany there is in hell, if for no
"The Salvation Army is the people’s church.
You don't have to wear a silk dress there to get
"Jay Gould will have to take his brimstone
straight, just the same as the poorest crimi
The Tea-Gown’s Victim.
From the McGregor yews.
I could well resist those melting looks,
Sweet mischief lurking in their Hashes;
I could resist those roguish eyes,
Tho' love lay hid beneath their lashes.
I steeled my heart with fortitude sublime,
Against the tete-a-tete's insidious grip;
Sly soul kept guard for snares and wiles,
Deep laid a bachelor's feet to trip.
I warded off the hammock's tempting swing
With its bewildering oscillations;
With heroic sacrifice 1 shunned
Charming half-offered osculations.
Tho' groom small oft. 1 was not captivated
With timid bridesmaid's hesitating kisses;
The church-fair game of forfeits left me whole,
1 steered ’tween Seyllns and Charibdises.
With art well planned 1 parried all,
Till, meeting fatal beauty, half concealed,
I fell a helpless victim of love arrayed
In the charms of the tea-gown half revealed.
Hoston Traveler Washington Letter.
Holva lockwood, tlie late Presidential candi
date of the Woman's Su(Tragi• jiarty. was up to
the White House the other day. Belva is what
you would call a fine-looking woman, and, it is
said, makes a great deal of money out of her
law practice here. When asked whether she
would run against Cleveland again, she replied
with a laugh. “To quote several illustrious ex
amples. '1 am out of polities’ just now. The
Woman Suffrage part.i will lie iu the field, how
over, you can depend upon that, for we will
never give up the light until the victory is won.
Now 1 think that we ought to nominate the most
popular woman iu the country in IHHk for Presi
dent . I have been looking over the list of candi
dates. and 1 have come to the conclusion that
Mrs. Cleveland is that woman. Nominate Mrs.
Cleveland for IVesldent and we will sweep the
country. She is piy candidate, and I shall not
run agalust her for the nomination."
Pa and the Children.
From Harper's for September.
A small boy, Tommy Peterby, who Is one of a
family of ten. was taken out in the faintly car
riage with his mother. As they drove past a
small cottage of three rooms, Mrs. Peterby re
marked how pret y it looked,
"Yea, it looks very nice," said Tommy, "and
it wouldn't be a lilt too big for our family, If it
wasn't for pa and the children.''
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
John Moore, of King's River, Ark., was bap
tized the other day at the mature age of S9.
The people of Stratford, Can., woke up the
other morning and found that someone had
painted every dog in tow-n a pale pink.
A learned tramp, named Samuel AVytton
bach, has been delivering prohibition lectures
at Dresden, Tenn. He is supposed to be insane.
A Naitvoo (III.) man went to the well in the
dark to get a drink. Feeling something strike
his tongue ho closed his teeth in time to catch a
snake several inches in length.
In Lancaster, Pa., last week one of a gang of
colored hod carriers fell while descending the
ladder, but. luckily, was caught in the hod of a
fellow workman ahead of him, and enabled to
regain a hold on the ladder.
Rogersville, Tenn., had a sensation last
week. A well-dressed man passed through the
village in a buggy, having w ith him a lieautiful
young ludy who was tied in the vehicle. The
man was making for Virginia. He was well
armed and nobody attempted to rescue the
At Scranton, a baby carriage which had been
left standing on the sidewalk by its juvenile at
tendant, while he gazed in a show-window, was
started off by a gust of wind, and rolled beneath
the feet of a horse. The animal kicked the lit
tle vehicle to pieces, but luckily didn’t injure,
the child occupant in the least.
At the grounds of the Texas State Fair at
Dallas there is exhibited a freak of nature, it
being a bullock with the hind half of a calf
grow n out of its right shoulder. The parent
lies on his right side to give the calf a chance to
rest its weary legs. The muscular action of the
calf seems to be independent of its parent.
Near Tomarora. 111., a little child was set in
its high chair at the table while its mother was
getting dinner. A chicken came in at the door
and flew upon the table. The father threw a
case knife at the. chicken; the knife glancedand
struck the child in the forehead, cutting a gash
near the temple from which the child died in
about a week.
A cat gave birth to two kittens in a hen’s nest
in San Antonio. One of the oldest matronly
fowls of the establishment, after a fight with
the mother of the kits, drove her off and took
charge of the young felines. The hen cuddled
them to her breast, and when she clucks the
kittens have learned to hover under her wings
The various computations of the amount
spent yearly in this country on liquor are very
curious. One speaker at a temperance meeting
at Brockton, Mass., the other night, asserted
that from the sum spent every year on liquor a
thousand $1 gold pieces might be put on each
word in the Bible, and that even then there
w ould be $58,000 to spare.
Something of reeent manufacture is the “ad
justable boot.” By means of a patent device,
which in itself is ornamental, the shoe gives
with every movement of the foot; it is said a
person can with perfect ease wear a boot of
this description a half size smaller than in those
of the ordinary kind. This will commend them
to people who are sensitive about the size of
Although many Italians come to this coun
try, the Uuited States is not the favorite settling
place for Italian emigrants. The Latin colonies
of South America seeni to offer greater attrac
tions. Of 187,829 persons who left Italy last
year to settle in foreign lands, only 26,920 came
to this country, or about one out of six. Thirty
six thousand five hundred went to the Argen
tine Republic, and 11,334 to Brazil.
The dialect of the New York Wliyo Gang is
Choctaw to the uninitiated. For instance, a
schooner of beer is a “basin," a month in jail is
"a stone,” a week is "a brick," and the favorite
oath of some of the blackguards is, “If I did
dat, may I be as low as me mudder." Asa
matter of fact, the parents of the ruffians are,
in the majority of instances, hard-working peo
ple, who weep over the evil ways of their sons.
It is understood that a syndicate is being
formed for the publication of some letters about
the late Henry Ward Beecher, in which many
persons in whom he had confidence, but for
whom others closer to him burbored nothing but
distrust, are to be severely dealt with. There
weye Half a dozen cliques in Plymouth church
and one or two cliques of Beecher admirers out
side the church. The soiled linen that accumu
lated now forms an immense basket.
A telegraph operator, no matter how ex
pert he may be, becomes in time a sort of ma
chine. In sitting long hours at his instrument,
listening to the monotonous tick of his sounder,
becomes deaf to reason, and perpetrates bulls
that, in his waking senses, ke knows to be wrong.
Here is one that caused considerable consterna
tion in a New York family. As (The operator re
ceived it it read; “Unclean Gus died to-day.”
It should have read; "Uncle Angus died to
The mite of a baby recently born to Ida
Stevenson, a mulutto woman in Cairo, 111., was
found by accurate measuretnents to have the
following dimensions: Length from head to
heel, 14 inches; length of foot, 2 inches: knee to
side of foot, inches; length of hand, !A*
inches; circumference of ankle, 1-Vs inches;
length of middle finger, 9-15 of an inch: circum
ference of wrist, 13-16 of an inch; chest. B>4
inches; weight. \% pounds. The midget is
bright, cries loudly and will live.
The "stogie” is derived from the old Cones
toga wagons, which used to be so numerous on
the old national pike. The drivers of these
wagons were in the habit of buying cheap,
strong cigars, and being heavy smokers kept
asking for a cheaper cigar than was then made.
Over at Washington. Pa., a cigarmaker, in
answer to this demand for cheaper cigars,
evolved a long, slender roll of tobacco, which he
offered to the drivers at the rate of four for a
cent. The new cigar became popular among the
mail drivers and freighters, and was called the
Conestoga cigar, abbreviated afterward to
"stoga, and later to "stogie.”
A Few days ago E. C. Loomis and his wife
of Burlington, Vt., celebrated the 55th anniver
sary of their wedding. They have lived unin
teruptedly in one house from the day of their
marriage. The house has been standing ninety
seven years, aud some of the first clapboards
used iii its construction remain on the gables.
In this house Prince Edward, Duke of Kent,
father of Queen Victoria, Spent three days in
1793. He had been commanding a regiment of
British troops in Canada, and passed through
Burlington ill February, 1793. on bis way to Bos
ton, w here he was to take a ship His party re
quired thirteen sleighs for themselves and bag
An eldebly woman who lived at an old-world
place called St. Ouen La Rouerie, France, re
cently fell ill, and, as her friends thought, died.
The funeral took place, and as the grave-digger
w as preparing to lower the coffin into the earth
he beard moans issuing from inside the lugu
brious four boards inclosing the presumed
corpse. The grave-digger left the coffin in the
care of the mourners and went off with his som
bre story to M. le Maire. That rural dignitary,
having daily donned his scarf of office and sum
moned the village doctor, prix-eeded to the hx’al
"God s acre.” The coffin was then opened, and
it was discovered that the woman had just died
from fright, having awakened from a t rance to
find herself hemmed in between the terrible
A singular abnertisment attracted my at
tention the other day, says Truth. It was a call
for 10,000 live fleas, to be delivered in parcels of
not less than 5,0<J0 each at a certain address.
I confess my curiosity to know- what a man
could want with such a vast number of these
interesting insects led me to go and make per
sonal inquiry. I found the man was a flea
trainer, and 1 gathered these facts, that it takes
three months to teach a flea to do anything
worthy of a public performaeo; that only one
flea in a thousand can Is* taught anything; that
a performing Ilea usually lives a year, with
great care, and that in response to his advert ise
meul he had only received in three days one
|>ackage estimated to contain 8,000 lira-, and
they came from the dog pound. He paid s'3s
for them, and they were very good fleas.
Dr. Bekii.lon, a well known hypnotic special
ist, stated in the course of a lecture which he
delivered a day or two ago lit Paris, that it
would be impossible to over-rate the value of
the hypnotic suggestion as a means of combat
ing habits which children are apt to contract.
To mention only one of them, the practice of
sucking the thumb at night, to w iden so iiiauy
children arc addicted, and of which it is next to
impossible to break them, can lie put a stop to
by a single bypnotisation, accompanied, of
course, with the requisite suggestions. The
child never by any chance returns to tho habit
again, though hi., memory retains no trace of
the order or prohibition w hich operates so pow
erfully on nls will. On other luAnilities of
childhood the hypnotic treatment acts like
magic, says Dr. Berillon. It renders a relapse
Into them simply ini|MWsible. He found it
equally potent in cases of continued klepto
mania and similar criminal propensities; and ho
confidently believe* that hypnotism is destined
to play a still greater part its a moralizing and
reformatory than as a curative agent. Inshort,
Dr. llerillou is an enthusiast iu the highest
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