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THT RSDAY, SEPTEMBER I, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings-The Workman's and Trader* Loan
and Building Association.
Special Notices—Notice of Dissolution, ('has.
Groan’s Son & Cos.; The Sitv HotneS. M. Cos.;
Fine Onion Sets, Solomons &: Cos.; Notice, Jas.
T. Stewart; Knights of Pythias Hall Associa
tion; Notice, de Bruyn Kops A Cos.
Their Praise—Lovell & Lattimore.
Arc ami I ncandesi*knt Electric Lighting—
Brush Electric Light and Power Cos.
New Fau. Goods -K. fintman.
Gheai> Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed: Employment Wanted: For Rent: For Sale:
Personal: Lunch; Miscellaneous.
A Card —M Prager, Superintendent Savannah
Legal Notices—Application to Bell Real Es
tate; Citations from Court of Ordinary; Motion
to Establish 1/vst Deed.
Auction Sale—General Auction, by D. R.
Furniture, Etc.—A. J. Miller & Cos.
Wood—R J. Stewart.
HogsEsnor.R and General Blacksmith—P.
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The facts relating to cotton, naval stores and.
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tained upon application to the Business Office.
The Philadelphia Press describes the
white members of the Georgia Legislature
as “chain gang barbarians; - ’
John Ruskin is making a tour of the con
tinent, and it is denied emphatically that he
is insane. The denial will be readily be
It seems probable there will be no diffl-
Clty in proving the guilt of the Plainfield,
N. J., incendiaries. The wives of two of
the men under arrest express belief in the
•gailt ol their husbands.
Congressman O'FVrrall has made out an
interesting catalogue of Mahone's votes
while in the Senate. It shows his inconsist
encies jnd false pretenseg, and ought to
Blake his success in the coming elections im
Mr. Carlisle is going to speak in the Ohio
campaign. He said to a reporter that he
would leave Foraker alone to rattle the dry
bones of issues dead twenty year* ago, and
ad drees himself to the live questions of the
day—the tariff, etc.
The London Times has sent a correspon
dent to write up the United States. The
young man has certainly undertaken a big
job, which fact he seems to appreciate, as
In his nrst letter he speaks of New York as
the “prodigy of cities.”
The Pennsylvania Democrats adopted a
revenue reform platform yesterday. The
next thing they will do, probably, will be
to ask Mr. Randall to take a back seat,
tinless he becomes a convert to the tariff
doctrines of the Democratic party.
“Boss” Shepherd, to whom Washington
to more indebted thau to any other man for
Its rapid improvement, but who left the
city under a cloud, predict* a population of
1,000,000 for the national capital within
twenty years, and says New York, com
pared with it, is already provincial.
It must be humiliating to Mr. Randall to
be put on notice by the leading Republican
argan of Philadelphia that, unless he con
trols the Allentown convention on the tariff
question, he will no longer be allowed to
represent his district in Congress. There
teems to be no gratitude for past services in
There is much complaint along the New
Jersey coast and elsewhere that all edible
Bsh which frequent those waters are l>eing
rapidly exterminated by the many stecuners
Engaged in the catching, nominally, of
tnenhaden.but reallyof everything that can
|et in their immense nets. When caught
ihey are used to manufacture fertilizers and
L RU and not for food.
What the Wheeling Incident Means.
Gov. Foraker in an interview about the
affair at Wheeling, W. Va., says he regrets
it, but there is ground for doubting his
sincerity. He pretends to think that he is
lipt to blame for it, and is disposed to place
the responsibility upon Gov. Wilson, of W.
Va. Gov. Foraker ought not only to regret
the disgraceful occurrence, but he ought to
bo ashamed of the part he took in it. It is
true that Gov. Wilson made some hasty re
marks at the serenade in the evening which
immediately preceded Gov. Foraker’s bloody
shirt harangue, but they went called out by
questions put to him by persons in the
crowd. What he said, however, was not
sufficient to justify Foraker in using the
offensive language which he did. Tlie
fact is Gov. Foraker and other Republican
speakers, in their speeches before the sere
nade, discussed political matters and seemed
determined to make the reunion of the West
Virginia branch of tho Grand Army of the
Republic the occasion for giving expression
to their political views. The Grand Army
professes to be a non-political organization,
but lately it has shown its political bias in
a very marked way.
Gov. Foraker must feel that he is not
sticking close to the troth when he attempts
to avoid any responsibility for the
Wheeling incident. The refusal of a
portion of the Grand Army veterans
to march under the flag stretched across tint
sti-oet, which had the President's portrait
upon it, was undoubtedly the result of Gov.
Foraker’s teachings. He ami men like him
have been very earnest in their efforts to
impress upon tho Grand Army veterans
that the President is their enemy because he
vetoed the dependent pension bill and issued
an order for the return of Confederate bat
tle flags. It was not to be wondered at,
therefore, that at the Wheeling reunion tho
veterans hissed the portrait of tho President
and refused to march under the flag upon
which it appeared.
Gov. Foraker undertakes to execuse the
Grand Army veterans for their insult to
the President by saying that it was not
their purpose to show hostility to Mr. Cleve
land, but to condemn the spirit which
prompted the suspending of his portrait so
as to compel them to march under it. But
why shouldn’t the President’s portrait adorn
a flair at a reunion of the Grand Army ? If
the Grand Army is not a political organiza
tion why should it pursue a course calcu
lated to create the impression that it is 1
Mr. Cleveland, as President, is entitled to
the respect of every citizen, and of every
organization whether it is political in its
character or not. He has not announced
his purpose to be a candidate for re-election
and the Grand Army veterans, therefore,
offered him an indignity without even hav
ing the excuse for their action t hat, he was
a political opponent. That Gov. Foraker is
largely res]>onsible for the spirit which con
trols the Grand Army there can be no
doubt. If it had not been for his presence
and his teachings tho disgraceful affair at
Wheeling would not have occurred.
It is certain that the country is to witness
another ‘‘bloody shirt” campaign. The Re
publican leaders see no hope of success in a
campaign of any other kind. They are
getting their forces in shape for it. They
are improving every opportunity to arouse
sectional feeling and revive issues which
were settled long ago. Their unpatriotic
and selfish policy ought to insure the over
whelming defeat of their party, and there
is no reason to doubt that it will. The peo
ple want harmony between the sections,
and they are not going to permit dema
gogues to introduce discord.
The Lunatic Asylum.
Tlie great institution which the State has
gradually built up at enormous expense at
Midway, near Miffed geville, away from the
centres of news and politics, as it should be,
has gone on with its. work of benevolent
care'for the helpless so quietly for years that
the average citizen might, at mast have for
gotten its existence but for the addi
tion to his taxes made necessary by its
largo cost. The gentlemen who have been
at the head of its management have stood
high in their profession, and their methods
of treatment have been so successful that
the peiventags of cures has compared
favorably with those of the best similar in
stitutions in the country. For these reasons
the people of the State have felt a
justifiable pride in the institution,
and have acquiesced cheerfully in the large
grants of money made by tho legislature in
recent years, to be used in extending the
buildings and putting them in the best con
dition for tho comfort and safety of their
hundreds of inmates.
It was with regret, therefore, that
they heard intimations that the manage
ment of tho asylum had not in all
respects been good, especially when the
ground upon which they were based was a
resolution offered in the Legislature by a
member representing tha county in which
the institution is located, and himself form
erly oae of its officers. The investigation
now going on will no doubt bring out all
the facts, and it is due the people that, if
any irregularities are developed or any want
of proper care for the unfortunate patients
is shown, prompt and effective remedial
action should, be taken. These unfor
tunate people are, in a peculiar sense, the
wards of the State, in their helpless condi
tion appealing as strongly for help nnd pro
tection as would se many infants, and these,
in full measure, the State lias intended to
give. If there Ims been a failure in duty on
the part of any one, it should be known.
On the other hand, if there is no just
ground for the intimations alluded to, or if
there is any reason to believe that personal
feeling has actuated them, the facts should
lie made perfectly plain. This is necessary
to the reputation of the officials of the
asylum aud to the peace of mind of those
who have relatives iu their care.
The opponents of the Red River railroad
in Manitoba have appealed to the national
feeling of the people of Canada by raising
the cry of annexation through commercial
union. It remains to be seen if it does not
iiave an opposite effect from tiiat intended.
When Canadians think about it -they may
discover that there is no particular reason
why they should remain a separate nation,
and that their interests are t he same as those
of their neighbors.
It will surprise many people to learn that
the amount of tonnage which )>*sse through
the government canal at Suult Kte. Marie,
iu Michigan, for the time which it remains
open, is greater than that passing through
the Suez canal, the daily average being re
spectively IH,tjHO aud 10,087 tons.
Frank Hurd, in an interview, frankly ad
mitted his ambition to return to Congress,
but said he would not again lie a candidate
because of divifions in his party. In sub
stituting Itomeis for her ablest reprracuta
’ Uvc Ohio did a very poor piece of business.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1887.
The State Supreme Court Vacancy.
Judge Adams, of this judicial circuit is,
according to our Atlanta dispatches, a can
didate for the vacant place on the Supreme
Is'iich. He is in every respect qualified for
the position. Indeed it is doubtful if any
one of the other candidates is so well
Judge Adams has made for himself a
splendid reputation as a jurist. Possessing
a very high order of ability and being in
dustrious, careful and patient his decisions
have commanded the admiration nnd re
spect of the bar of this dis
trict, and given him a very
high rank as a judge in
the estimation of tho Supreme Court of the
State. It has been stated that the numlrer
of his decisions which have been reversed,
in proportiou to the number from which
appeals have been taken, is smaller than
that of any other one of the circuit
Judges. If this statement is correct, it is a
very strong argument in his favor, and one
which the Legislature, if it desires to select
the best man for the vacancy, cannot af
ford to ignore.
Of course there will be a good deal of
lobbying in behalf of the different candi
dates, and strong personal appeals will lie
made to the members for them by friends.
The only thing that the members of the
legislature should permit to influence them,
however, is fitness. All the candidates,
doubtless, have much to commend them.
It is, perhaps, safe to say that all of them
are good lawyers, but the question which
the Legislature ought to consider is, which
one of them promises to fill the position
most acceptably !
Judge Adams has not only had a splendid
judicial training, but he has a judicial mind.
He does not jump at conclusions, but
weighs facts carefully, and, being well
grounded in the principles of tho law, he
applies the principles to the facts with rare
skill and judgment, and, as a rule, reaches
a conclusion that cannot be successfully
He has the advantage of being a com
paratively young man, though not too
young for tho plnce he seeks. Tlie position
of Supreme Judge is a very onerous one,
and few men who have passed much beyond
middle life are capable of performing its
duties satisfactorily. If Judge Adams
should be appointed he would not only meet
public expectation in every respect but
would, in all probability, remain an honored
member of the court for many years.
A Bad Policy for the Magistrates.
Several of the justices of the peace of
this county appear to be acting under the
impression that they are carrying on a pri
vate business, and that the public has no
right to any information with regard to it.
Is not their impression a mistaken one!
Tho generally accepted idea is that the
justices of the peace are public servants,
and if they are tho public certainly has a
right to inquire into the proceedings which
take place in their courts. Grand juries in
this county have made it a point to
investigate the magistrates’ courts, and
they may think it necessary to do so again.
The public may want to know why it is
that some of the Justices of the Peace are so
averse to having the proceedings of their
courts published. It cannot seem otherwise
than strange that information respecting
the disposition of important criminal cases
—cases in which the whole community is
interested—should be withheld when sought
in a respectful way. When a police
official maintains secrecy about a matter
concerning which the public is entitled to
the fullest information, he furnishes ground
for suspicion that something has been done
that will not bear tlie light. He may not
have done anything wrong, and therefore,
by refusing information, he does himself an
The courts of Justices of the Peace should
be open to the public, and any cjtizen should
be given the fullest opportunity to make
himself acquainted with the proceedings
had in them in criminal erses. AVhen infor
mation iu criminal matters is withheld it is
time for the proper authority to inquire
whether or net justice' is being adminis
tered in accordance with the law.
Details of the government concessions ob
tained by Wharton Barker, of Philadelphia,
in China show that tohim and his associates
is entrusted the development of the re
sources of that great eriipire in almost
every direction. A monopoly is given them
of the telegraph and telephone service, tho
coining of money, and a great bank is to be
established to furnish capital for railroad
building, etc. It is to lie hoped that these
enterprises, carried out liv American citi
zens, will lead to a great increase in the
trade of this country with Chinn, as would
certainly be the case if we were able to sell
manufactured articles at as low rates os
The Grand Army people have glorified
themselves to such an extent, and lieen plied
with so much adulation by tho press and
politicians, that they have apparently be
come convinced that a man who served in
the army during the war, aud got out of it
safely, could afterwards commit no crime
for which he should be punished. A strik
ing evidence of the existence of this belief is
the petition of the Grand Army men of Il
linois that Boodler McCloughran be par
doned, because he was a good soldier.
Some of Mr. Blaine's devoted followers
appear to have more confidence in him than
most people have in the Almighty fine of
them, a cattle breeder out in one of the Ter
ritories, whose herds hove been thinned by
cold and drought, said solemnly to a
reporter the other day that the cattle busi
ness would not again be prosperous until
Mr. Blaine, with his broad views, is * I’rcsi
dent. If the gentleman really thinks so, he
would be wise to sell out and retire from
The Republican papers do not speak of
the Grand Army of the Republic ns a socie
ty of barbarians. And yet its members ob
ject to association with negroes, even when
the negroes are comrades who faced the
dangers of battle together with themselves.
At an entertainment given by Brooklyn
posts, negro veterans, whj were also mem
bers of the Grand Army of the Republic,
were allowed to attend only on condition
that they should occupy the gallery.
Last year tho glassworks about Pittsburg
were idle about half the time on account of
a strike. The glase blowers have just de
manded an advance in wages and another
long struggle is expected. It. is said the men
at their present wages earn from ?1,500 to
SII,OOO each, annually, being the liest paid
workmen in the country.
Russia, not satisfied witli the business she
has on hand in Bulgaria and Afghanistan,
is concentrating troops with tlie intention
of seizing Chinese Turkestan, which is said
to bv a rich aud fertile province.
Only a Vice Presidential Boom.
From the Sew York Tribune (Rep.)
Yes, that earthquake which is reported to
have given Augusta. Ga., "a slight, shock,” may
turn out to lie simply Grady's Vice Presidential
boom in disguise.
Not Able to Lie Him In.
From the Boston Globe (Dem.)
The Republican leaders may !w able—though
we think not to cheat their Presidential candi
date into the White House as in 1876. or to buy
him In as in 1880. but they never will be able to
lie him in. The average voter is too wide-awake
for that. The "bloody shirt” shibboleth of a re
vival of the civil war and its irrevocably-settled
questions is nothing but an impudent, brazen,
Not tho Whole Story.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (Dem).
The platform of the Ipwa Republicans declares
it to lie the intention of the Southern people "to
degrade the negro into a servile form of cheap
labor;” but the same platform is as dumb as an
oyster about the Pennsylvania coal miners, who
receive about half as much as Southern negroes
doing the same kind of work. Is it a tenet of
Republican faith that an oppressed laborer is en
titled to relief only when he wears a black skin,
and ‘‘is the Caucasian played out?”
The ballet girls have brought suit against
the National Opera Company. Certainly the
liallet. girls ought to have suits. — Lowell
There is a man in Pittsburg named Whelan
who lives on crude petroleum. He is the only
rival the Standard Oil Company has not yet
crushed. —Chicago Tribune.
“Obliteration of time is a business neces
sity.” remarks a progressive nnd enterprising
banker. Mayl>e so. But we would timidly sug
gest, "if time is money," what is to become of
the bankers when time Is obliterated! I—Pitts
burg Commercial Gazette.
“Can a man open his wife's letters?” asks an
exchange. After be has carried one in his
pricket until it is reduced to a coffee-colored un
decipherable curiosity, he might just as well-as
to have those dead letter office fellows prying
into family secrets. Burlington Free Press.
Professor in Physics (explaining a compli
cated machine to the students) —Please observe
t hat the slender rod passes over to the second
or smaller wheel, etc., while this (turning vig
orougly) is the crank that sets the whole in
motion: | laughter from the students). —New
England Journal of Education.
“Young liLAun is a very diverting fellow, isn’t
‘‘Very, indeed, sir.”
‘‘He is a lawyer, is he not?”
‘‘Oh, yes; 1 thought you understood that. It’s
his business that affords him opportunity to be
diverting he's continually diverting trust funds
you know.” — Yonkers Gazette.
She—Charlie, that was awfully brave in you
to stop the runaway team. Why, mamma
might have been killed.
He -Ho she might. By George! I never
thought of that.
She—What in the world do you mean?
He—Why, only—that is I
She—Good night, sir.— Omaha Journal.
The old Scotch woman was dying. The storm
was raging without, the wind was howling and
the rain was dashing against the window panes.
They were gathered around her bed.
“I maun dee. doctor, I maun dee.”
“Ay. ay, I’m mickle feart ye’re gaun.”
“Well, well, the Lord's will be done. But it's
an awful night to gaun skirlin’ through the
clouds.”— San Francisco Chronicle.
“Now, children.” said the Sunday school
teacher, who had been impressing upon the
minds of her pupils the terrors of future pun
ishment, “if any of you have anything on your
niinds, any trouble that you would like to ask
me about, I will gladly tell you all I can.”
There was no i esponse for some time. At
length a little fellow on the other end of the
bench raised his hand and said:
"Teacher. I've got a question.”
“Well, what is it?”
“Ef you was me, an' had a stubbed toe, would
ye tie it up In a rag with arnicer onto it, or
would ye jes let it go?”— Merchant Traveler.
Served ’em Both Right.-
Jack Blunt once loved a maid whose hair
With terra-cotta might compare.
“My heart beats tint, for you,” he said,
“No matter if JBjur hair is red:
With me the color.has no heft.”
And he got left.
George Smoothly later came to woo,
Said he, with passion tender, true,
“I love you. and all that is you;
Those locks of dainty golden hair.
The sunlight kissed and lingered there—
I’d give my all for one wee curl:”
He got the girl.
Stephen A. Douglas, the son of his father, is
circling among the New Y’ork bon vivants.
Lord Edmund Kitzmaurice, brother of Lord
lan-idowne. has joined the Gladstone wing of
the Liberal party.
And now they say that Mme. Etelka Gerster
has hopelessly ruined her voice by indulging in
fits of furious anger.
Frasuuelo, the bull fighter, has been offered
$50,000 for four performances in the city of
Mexico, and he has accepted.
Announcement has been made otthe death of
Mr. Henry Mayhew, of London. It was He who
gave the name Punch to the famous journal.
Mme. Gerster has just telegraphed from her
Italian home, near Sasso, the Villa Mezzana, to
a friend in London that she has signed a con
tract with Messrs. Abbey and Gran for a con
cert tour in America, to begin early iu Novem
The late Marshal Pelissier once struck his
aide de-camp in one of those fits of uncontrol
lable rage for which he was notorious. Tlie
officer took out his pistol, pointed it at Pelissier
and pressed the trigger. It. did no.t go off. "A
fortnight's arrest,” calmly said Pelissier. "That
will teach you not to keep your arms in such
Miss Prudence Crandall was the first woman
to admit colored pupils to a private school in
the North. At Canterbury. Conn., in 1838. Miss
Crandall took in some colored pupils. Th? Legis
lature passed an act prohibiting private schoo s
for colored persons, and Miss Crandall was ar
rested. convlctod and only escaped sentence
upon a technicality.
There is a well-founded suspicion that John
L. Sullivan obtained the speech he delivered at
Boston out of the "Complete Letter-Writer. ”
He ended his oration ns follows: ”As you all
kiu)*, I am no oratot. and as 1 am transgress
ing on your time I wall now close my remarks
with thanks to you all, and remain, as ever,
yours most sincerely, John L. Sullivan."
The Vienna operetta composers are all busy
preparing for the winter season. Johann Strauss
is at work in the mountains of Th iringia on his
operetta Simplicius Simplicissinms:'' Suppe
corrects nnd changes bis latest opus, "Bellman:''
Adolph Muller, the composer of the "Hofnarr,"
is setting to music a libretto of the feuilletonist
Wittman and H)e dramatist Blumenthal; and
Keller, llellmesberger, Genee, Zamara, not to
speak of the lesser lights, have all announced
forthcoming new works.
W. H. Phelps, 77 years of age. a brother of
Minister Phelps, who represents this country at
the court of St. dames, earns his daily bread at
Sioux Falls. D. TANARUS., by sewing In a tailor-shop
there. He was once a successful writer on the
New York Herald in the days of the elder Ben
nett. Mr. Phelps has visited every State in the
Union, has done business in fourteen States and
in South America. He is very eccentric and has
not spoken to any of the Phelps family for
thirty years. The’ family is one of the most
noted in Vermont, and the Sioux Falls member
is a college graduate and highly educated.
Prof. O. H, Fowler, the phrenologist, who
died recently, was a remarkahle man. He had
reduced phrenology to such a science as seems
possible with that study, and in Ihe course of
liis life gave remarkable verdicts from his ex
aminations remarkable for their correctness
in the cases of people of whom he knew noth
ing. who were abnormally developed mentally
in one direction or another. He was at least
master of the shadowy science be professisl,
and that he ranked no higher among real stu
dents was the result of some element in his
make up which led him to adopt the style of
long hair and sleek ways.
Everybody will he glad to hear that 51r.
Mackay, the white prisoner of King Mwanga,
in expected to return to England soon. He is
the best known of the missionaries who have
lived several years in Uganda. When the cruel
Mwanga sent the Englishmen out of his coun
try he retained Mr. Mackay because he was
handy with carpenter trots, and was useful
around the royal nuts. Before Mwanga began
Ills bloody work Mr. Mackay hod attracted at
trillion by excellent geographical services,
and, Iu his little vessel Kloonor, he was pre
paring to resurvev Victoria Nyanza, widen is
stlllgjiiite Imperfectly outlined on our maps,
when the maeewre of the Christians liegan.
within a year after Mr. Kackaj had written to
England inviting women missionaries to
Uganda lie wus expecting day by day to tins-t
a cruel death Tlie King Ims at lengt It given him
permission to depart, and thus one more of the
white prisoners of OMitral \frh-i has had a
Uuuut issuance from bis troubles.
MEN OF GENIUS.
They, Too, Long for What is Far Be
yond Their Reach.
From the Gentlemen'* Magazine.
So far from being narrow the man of genius
must, one should say, be broad in the range of
bis conception, and if not in that of his execu
tion. Then; is a sense, indeed, in which every
artist would be the gainer by liecomiug univer
sal. Thus the jxvet and the painter may each
profit from a full and exact study of the facts
of natural science But then the artistic benefit
depends on the subject being studied not as a
savant would study it. merely for the sake of
precise knowledge, hut for the sake of the po
etical or pictorial aspects, relations and sug
gestions which the facts present. Ho tme is
this that one is hardly going too far in laying it
down as a canon that a painter < ght not to lie
a good reasoner on the causes of natural phe
nomena, and that a painter ought not to be an
authority in the realm, say, of purely historical
and ethical discussion.
The lives of great men have often shown us a
strange and perverse inclination to break
through the bounds of their proper domain
More than one man of undoubted genius has, it
is averred, expressed regret that he had not at
tained distinction in some other line than his
own. Wolfe, when actually engaged in his last
crowning feat of generalship, is said to have de
clared that, he would rather have written
Gray's Elegy. Goethe, not satisfied to be the
greatest of German poets, was ambitious to be
come a savant as well. Such facts appear at
first sight to contradict our theory that superla
tive performance of any kind implies a corres
ponding concent radon of impulse. Yet the cou
tradiciion is only apparent. We may be sure
that Wolfe—who, by the by, became a soldier
soon after be was 13—was. on the whole, more
passionately desirous of military t han of poetic
distinction, just as we know that in Goethe the
poetic impulse waa the most potent and perma
nent. Such occasional roving ambitions may
mean nothing more than that the great man,
like the small one, is apt to overestimate what
lies beyond his reach, or. perhaps, that he, more
than common men. is aware of the limitations
that hem him in, and is now and again disposed
to rebel against them.
He Knew It Would Rain.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
“I spent the Fourth of July,” said Sergeant
McComb, "in a pari of Illinois where the farm
el's hadn't any rain for a month, and were pray
ing for if to come. I was in the house of one of
these farmers, a strong believer in the efficacy
of prayer, and ho told me he thought that the
Lord was sending them the drought to punish
them for their wickedness After dinner I went
out into the woods and lay down under a tree.
Pretty soon a big dead limb dropped off a tree
close to my bed. I had lived in the country
long enough to know that was a good sign of
approaching rain. Theu in a little while more
1 heard a tree toad chirrup. Rain sign No. 2!
Then I heard a rain crow' caw, and I
wit up to listen. Sign No. 81 Presently
I heard a locomotive whistle and the train
rumble over a track I knew was fifteen miles
away. Sign No 4! I got up and went into the
house and tpld my friend that I had been out
praying for rain to come Ivefore night, and
addl'd that 1 was confident of getting what I
wanted. He looked at me mournfully and said in
a hopeless way that he guessed not. It wasn’t
for an irreligious man from St. Louis to come
out there and outpray all the good people of
that neighborhood. I took him out in the yard
and showed him the clouds. 'Oh,' said he with
cheerfulness, ‘that'll pass around us. We've
hail that to occur lief ore.’ But I made him
make everything secure, and before long there
came a ram that would have drowned a man if
he had been out in it. The farmer was in ecsta
cies, and would have canonized me if he bad
known how. 1 left while my laurels were green,
and I suppose my friend hasn't yet decided
whether or not 1 possessed supernatural pow
Mrs. Cleveland Goes Shopping.
FYom the Baltimore Sun.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are shop
ping days in this city, and to-day Mrs. Cleve
land was among the busy and bustling throng
on Pennsylvania avenue. There were hundreds
of ladies on the street who were dressed more
attractively than the President's wife, but there
was no one who attracted as many admiring
glances as she went from store to store, appar
ently unconscious of the attention she was
drawing from merchants as well as customers.
She was attired in a plain black jersey jacket,
brown hat, and a dress of brown and white
dotted material. Albert Hawkins, the faithful
executive coachman, with the seal browns
and the Victoria, followed his young
mistress from door to door as she made the
round of the various stores. Mrs. Cleveland is
agr at favorit; with the local dealers, and she
always buys the best line of goods with 1] t pay
ing fancy prices. She i< pretty well known at
ail of the leading busintsi houses on F street
and Pennsylvania avenue, and there is always a
lively compet.t.on among the clerks for' the
privilege of waiting upon her. Sometimes she
enters a store where the crowd Is unusually
large, but she invariably waits her turn, and
make ?no effort to take precedence over the
other customers. Her shopping to day was con
fined principally to jewelry stores, and she was
evidently looking for presents tor children,
judging from the array of articles spread before
her on the showcases. She is we 1 burned by
the New England sun. her face is fuller, and her
figure more symmetrical than before she went
Love Me Now.
From the yew York Timet.
If you're ever going to love me.
Love me now while I can know
All the sweet and tender feelings
Which from real affection flows
Love now while I am living—
Do not wait till I am gone.
And then chisel it in marble—
Warm love-words on ice-cold stone.
If you’ve dear, sweet thoughts about me,
Why not whisper them to me?
Don't von know 'twould lnakfc me happy,
As glad as glad cau be?
If you wait till I am sleeping,
Ne'er to waken here again.
There'll he walls of earth iIC tween us,
And I couldn't hear you then.
If you knew someone was thirsting
For a drop of water sweet,
Would you lie so slow to bring it?
Would you step with laggard feetf
There an’ tender hearts nil round 11s
Who are t hirsting for our love;
Khali we begrudge to them what heaven
Has kindly sent us from above?
I won't need your kind caresses
When the grass grows o'er my face
T won't crave your love or kisses
111 my last, low, resting place.
80. if you do love me any.
If it's hut a little bit.
I'd rat her know it now, while I
Can, living, own and treasure it.
The Cars the Kaiser Travels In.
From the London World.
The im|>erial special train which has been
userl by the. Emperor William during his recent
journey* consists of three saloon carriages,
which are connected with each other by a cov
ered passage lighted with gas and fitted with
electric Ivells and a telegraph apparatus. The
day saloon is hung with blue damask, and con
tains only easy chairs, sofas, and a couple of
tallies. At one end ts a coupe, where the Em
peror usually stands, or sits on a high chair,
when passing through a large, town, or wherever
there is any line scenery. A portion of the next
carriage is fitted up as a study, and there is a
desk and writing materials; but his majesty lias
almost given up working in the train, although
till last year he went through his letters and
dispatches Just in the same methodical way as
if he was at Berlin or Potsdam. A dressing
room, which contains everything that could
jxwsibly he wanted, adjoins the study. Another
saloon is the bedroom, und contains the camp
lied, which the Entperor always uses. There is
a large saloon for the suite nnd another for the
servant*. The Emperor's train has been or
dered to travel at a comparatively slow rate of
speed this year, and nourishing refreshment has
been supplied to his majesty every two hours
usually the strongest soup that can lie made,
or eggs beaten up with champagne, or meat
A Michigan Solomon.
From the Hrand Rapid* Telegram-Herald.
Justice Westfall is Assistant Police Judge. In
his first charge to the jury yesterday he said;
“Gentlemen of the jury, 1 guess you know
about as much of i his cn*o as I do. us you have
heard the testimony. If you believe what the
attorney for the defense says, you will return a
verdict of not guilty: if you lieheve what the
attorney for the prosecution says, you will
bring in a verdict of guilty: but if you are Use
me and don't Is'lieve either one of them, and
only believe what the evidence says, I'll be—
if 1 know what your verdict will be."
From Harper'* for September.
Sirs. Molly Kigman, a newly-married lady,
doe* not know anything about housekeeping,
but she Isjsuxiou* to have her husband believe
that thaw la nothing la the housekeeping line
I hat she dug* not know. He happened to lie in
the room when the cook came and said:
“Will you please gib ine out de coffee! 1 I>e
water is fieen a hilin' dls la*' half hour"
“Lot the water boll, Matilda," replied Mrs.
Bigutan. calmly; “the longer it boils the
stronger it will be."
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Sir William Armstrong’s new gun to resist
torpedo attacks is a thirty-pounder, and devel
ops a muzzle velocity of 1,900 feet per second.
James Preston, 92 years old. is still working
in a mine in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania,
lie has his third wife, and is the father of an
even three dozen children.
The last of the Mohawk Indians are said to
be Thomas Anderson, of West Haven, Conn.,
and his brother of Flushing, L. I. Thomas is
96 years old and vigorous.
The German Fishery Union intends to set out
T.OOO young salmon in the Rhine and Weser
this spring.” A tiny silver plate with the num
ber “18147 engraved on it will be attached to each
In 1877 M. Borland, of Jefferson county,
Pennsylvania, planted one grain of Australian
wheat obtained at the centennial exposition.
The product trom it this year amounts to sixty
The Proctor Coal Company, Jellico. Pa.,
ought to start a koumiss factory. It is said
that one of its mules is regularly milked by the
stable boys, and gives nearly two. gallons of
milk a day.
A beggars’ aoency in Paris supplies, for 2f„
the addresses of persons who are known to as
sist beggars. It also supplies professors of
mendicity, who sell beggars’ manuals con
taining phrases calculated to soften the hard
Texas is well off in dogs, or badly off, rather,
for, according to the Galveston Neu-s, they cost
the State $50,000,000. There are 2.500.000 of
them. They cost their owners sc. a day. or
$45,000,000, and they cost sheep-owners $5,000,-
There are forty -four spring localities in Michi
gan, containing seventy-six individual springs,
of which twenty-eight have been analyzed. Of
the spring localities nineteen an' used as re
sorts, and the waters of four springs are used
When Farmer E. D. Higby, of Tocsin, 111.,
went to his well to draw a pail of water the
other morning he found where the water had
been nothing but a black hole, which up to date
had been unfathomed. This is one of the in
stances on record of the bottom dropping out of
In breaking the ground in a place near Kin
cardine, Ont., the other day. a skeleton, which
to all appearance is that of a wild boa r, wfs
found. All the bones, including the tusks and
teeth, were in splendid condition, though it is
thought they have been lying there for 100 or
Among the many curious missions to be found
in London is the “Sea Shell Mission.” Accord
ing to a statement in a London paper, this mis
sion has distributed over 10,000 boxes and bags
of which represent over 4.00P.000 shells,
to as many poor, sick and invalid children in
London and elsewhere.
The story comes from Salem, 111., of a flock
of 150 sheep that were overtaken in their pas
ture by fire. They made for a knoll in the
field, and there bunched themselves, with the
lambs in the middle, and began moving in a
circle, treading the weeds anil grass into the
dry earth until the fire was out.
A lady who was resorting at Petoskey, Mich.,
put phosphorus on her bunion the other night
and retired. In the night the husband spied t'-e
glowing thing, and sizing it up for a firefly,
banged it with the bootjack. She never s p -aks
to him now without punching him with the
crutch she has since been obliged to wear.
An organization of liars and tail-tale teller
has been perfected in Hastings, Neh. The mem
bership is limited to the staff officers of the
newspapers and a retired preacher, the latter to
give it a sanctimonious coloring. Under the
patronage of Duke Thompson the dull will
issue a monograph on “The Nude in the Art of
The other day Patrick Shannon walked to the
desk of the city editor of the St. Louis Republi
can. and insisted upon giving his name and resi
dence and a brief sketch of his life. He said
that he was going away and was not coming
back again. He kept his word, for he walked
directly to a convenient place, jumped into the
river and was drowned.
The son of Mr. Reno, of Greenbush, N. Y.,
showed a great desire for a pipe when he saw
his father smoke, and one day it was given to
him. and he puffed away happily. Thereafter
he demanded his smoke vociferously, awl the
family doctor advised permitting him lo satisfy
his craving for tobacco. The boy was then 2
years old. He has smoked ever since, and now,
at the age of 17, is a stalwart, healthy youth.
Missionary C. D. Tenney some time ago re
signed his place in China under the American
Board on account of his independent religious
opinions. He remained in China, and now
thinks that he was divinely directed to resign,
because Viceroy Li Hung Chang has chosen him
to be tutor to bis sons, thus giving him a mueh
more influential place in respect to the develop
ment of China than he could possibly have oc
cupied as a missionary.
Here's another thundering lightning story.
It comes from Lincoln, Neb., where a young
girl was dressing in her room during a thunder
stoiyn. Her pug dog ran in. She clasped it to
her bosom. A flash of lightning instantly
killed it. She was horrified to find that an
image of her dog had been photographed on her
bosom. There seems to lie no way of removing
the picture, which gives every shade, color, anil
wrinkle of the canine form.
Bravery seems to be a wholesale quality in
the Bulgarian army. Early this year the Vienna
Mint received an order for 60,000 silver medals,
which, together with a second lot of about 4,000,
were promptly dispatched to Sofia for distribu
tion to the brave army. Besides these, 80,000,
made of bronze, were delivered by an Austrian
foundry. Within a month un additional order
for 30,000 silver ones was sent to Vienna, which
the Mint is now turning out as fast as it can.
Fot'R weexs ago Farmer C. S. Van Horne, of
Mill Point. N. Y., went home from the wheat
field with a sore throat. The soreness increased,
the throat swelled, and nothing, gave relief.
Then the soreness disappeared from the inside,
and with a Swelling appeared on the outside of
the throat, and finally a few days ago the cause
of all this discomfort was apparent when the
swelling broke and from it came a wheat beard
an inch long. Van Horne had taken It into his
mouth, it had lodged in his throat, and then
worked its way through.
FninEßicKSßi'Ro, Va., has a big pickle fac
tory that is supplied with cucumbers from the
lands adjoining the city. This season the supply
has reached 30.000,000 cucumbers, those engaged
in their production furnishing from 200.000 to
1,000,000 each. An acre will produce 100,000. and
they sell in Fredericksburg at 60c. per I.oo'.
Tbe object is to get them an inch or an inch
and a half long, and this requires active pick! ig
before they increase this size. A boy will pick
8,(00 in a day. Picking them thus early in
creases the productiveness of the vine, and,
while the season lasts, others are appearing in
place of those taken from the vines.
The Indiana White Caps, as a baud of lawless
“regulators” call thems 'lves, have lrtsly taken
upon themselves the task of regulating the love
affairs of Crawford country Mrs. Jennie Wil
son, n grass widow, incurred their displeasure
by showing, a marked predilection for William
Strong, a yeung man considerable younger than
she The White Caps wrote telling her to let
William alone or quit the country, and added:
''You are aware of his tender years, and care
nothing for him further than the fact that he is
to receive a handsome allowance at the age of 21.
You have been heard to make this remark, and
it has caused you to lie looked upon in a light
so unfavorable that the community would be
better pleased if you immediately decide to
leave without further warning."
Tae statement contained in Rider Haggard's
new novel. "Allan Quartermaln." concerning
the existence of white races in the interior of
Africa, has received a most remarkable confir
mation from tbe mu:i who, above all others, is
qualified to speak on the subject. Zehabr
Pasha, the grand old slave King of Central
Africa, whom the German traveler. Dr. Schwinn
furth, describes 111 1871 as living in a place
“where visitors were conducted through hails of
state by rtchlv-ilressed and attentive slaves, aud
where chained Hons guarded t lie do, r. and sol
diers iu mail armor waited on bis will," is now a
captive i)i the British fortress of Gibraltar,
whither he was deported front Egypt soma two
years ago. in consiyiuence of his sustll', 'ted com
plicity in the Soudan rebelliion. Talking, the
other day, to a correspondent alwiut the slave
countries on the White Nile which are entirely
savage, he remarked; "At Sahara and Uencbleh,
In tlic very heart of the slave country, there are
tribes ns white ns F.usope.ms, w ith long and
silky hair. The beards or the old men some
times reach down to their feet," jSebehr, In
describing others of the black tribe,-, asserts
that cannibalism still prevails, and that many
of them eat none lint human flesh “Men and
women are sold In the markets hy Ihe pound,
exactly os one sells mutton nod lieef. The old
and fat are preferred. Sometimes they are sold
deoil and cut tip.”
Milan boosts s church organ made entirely of
paper. There arc lots <if political organs made
entirely of paper in this country. Burl.njbM
Used by the United Sties Government. En
dorsed by the heads of tfe Great Universities as
the Strongest, Purest am most Healthful. Dr.
Price’s the only Baking towder that does not
contain Ammonia, Lime >r Alum. Sold only in
PRICE BAKINGpOWDER CO.
NEW YORK. I.TO AO, ST. LOUIS.
DRY' OOOljs, ETC.
Hi 4 Dower’s,
B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
137 BROUGHTON STREET,
FIGURED BATISTE CLOTHS.
TI7E will close out the reinainier of our stock
V v of these fine goods, formtrly sold at 18c.
a yard, now reduced to 12!4c.
25 pieces Figured Lawros. 38 irches wide, regu
lar price a ylei'll; now B^c
i 5 pieces Figured Lawns, choice styles, at 3J4c.
60 pieces Wide Width Lawns, regular price
10c. a yard; now 6J^c.
One lot Crinkled Seersuckers regula rioe
15c. and 17c. a yard; now lS^dc.
One lot of Dress Ginghams choice styles
regular price 12j£e. a vara; now JOc.
36 Imported M "‘S Quilts, slightly soiled,
formerly sold at n o will close the lot out
at $1 85 each.
Hosiery and Underwear.
100 dozen Unbleached Block and Colored Hose,
regular price 12j£c.; now 9c. a pair.
A mixed lot of Misses’ Fine English Hose,
Ribbed, Plain and Silk Clocked, regular price of
these goods from 25c. to 50c. We will close the
lot out at 17c. a pair.
50 dozen Ladies' Gauze Undervests, regular
prices 25c. and 35c.; now 10c. each.
35 dozen Ladies' extra fine quality Gauze Un
dervests, regular prices 80c., 66c., 75c. and 85c.
We will offer the lot at the extraordinary low
price of 47c. each.
Dor SI Unlaondried Shirts Reduced to 90c.
75 dozen Gentlemen’s Unlaundried Shirts, re
inforced back aud bosoms, the best $1 Shirt
manufactured. In order to reduce our large
stock we will offer them at 90c. each.
CROHAN & DOOSER.
FOR TORJPID LEVER.
A torpid liver deranges the wholeiy
tem, and produces
Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Rheu
matism, Sallow Skin and Piles.
fhere is no better remedy fortheac
•.million diseases then Tutt's Live*
Pills, as ia trial will prove. Price,|M
. Sold Everywhere.
WTia taiten tne Irad (ft
tlie bales ct that class of
reine.he*. antt has fire*
almost universal aatisfec
<1 has won the lav’or of
tha public and non rank*
•inoiit: u? leading Medi
cines 'f the oildom.
A. L. SMITH.
So’d hy Druggists.
Trade •upplicd br LIPPMAN BROS.__
BJS (Led D-d, remt.il, be 10 000 America
JUj Women. Gu.k.nriln . UP.RIOK to am- ■ THime,
oe C.rn iiarv-SKS. Pen l innne, on
Woman. No.r.m TRY THIS REMEDY VIRST end
,o .ill ueM no,lhe,. ABSOLUTELY IKEALLIBLK.
verUeuler., ...ited. 4 ce.u.
WILCOX SPECIFIC 00.. PblUdelpkU. Ffc
For sale by LIPPMAN BROS.. Savannah, Oa
ng Premature Decay, Nervous Debility, List
Manhood, etc., having tried id vain every known
remedy, has discovered a si tuple self-cure, which
he will lend FttKK to his fellow sufferers. Ad
dress ('. J. MASON, Post Office Box 3179, New
Keystone Mixed Feed.
Hay, Grain, Bran, Bt-c.
G. S. McALPIN,
17U RAY eTftJßliiXe