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The Annual Special Edition of the Daily
and Weekly News will lie issued Sept. 3. It
will contain a complete and comprehensive
review of the trade of the city for the past year,
and will show the progress the city has made in
everything that helps to make tip its wealth and
that contributes to its prosperity.
The facts relating to cotton, naval stores and
the different of the city’s wholesale
trade will be so presented as to give a clear idea
of the city's business for the year ending Sept. 1.
The business men of Savannah cannot make a
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dents. A newspaper like this Special Edition,
containing an accurate account of the business
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energy and activity of the people of Savannah.
Every citizen, whether he is a capitalist, mer
chant, manufacturer, mechanic ora man of leis
ure, should feel a pride in the progress the city
is making, and in presenting to the world the
Inducements which It offers to t hose who aro
Seeking homes in the South.
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tained upon application to the Business Office.
A branch of the United Tjtlior Party was
organized in Baltimore Tuesday. Only
thirty-five men attended the meeting, but
the resolutions adopted were long enough to
offset the lack of members.
The Eastern Mail Associat ion is about to
cut down production to keep up prices. The
workmen who will be made idle by this ac
tion will not receive any wages while an ar
tificial scarcity is being produced.
The Duke of Marlborough is at Newport,
and though some people are disposed to
look askance at him, he will probably be
made a lion of. He is the guest of Mrs.
Paran Stevens, ono of New York's society
So many Wall street financiers are being
arrested for crooked dealings that those not
yet in the toils must realize that theirs is a
ticklish business. This may account for
the decline in value of seats in the Ex
Four Bteamerß from Spanish ports arrived
at Baltimore Tuesday, and all were loaded
with iron ore. The tariff does not seem to
protect ore miners muc% but it makes the
product of the iron mills come high to the
Congressman-elect Raynor, of Baltimore,
Is confident that the fight made by the In
dependent Democrats, headed hv Mr. Covren,
on the Democratic ticket of Maryland, will
amount to very little, not at all endangering
Ex-Secretary of War Lincoln has an
nounced that under no circumstances can
he be considered n candidate for the Vico
Presidency, intimating that the office is not
big enough to offset losses he would incur
by abandoning his private business.
There is more evidence to show that Cyrus
VC Field wiis seriously hurt by his recent
stumble in Wall street. He has sold a large
part of his Hudson river property, near Tar
rytown, to John Jacob Astor, who will erect
upon it a beautiful summer residence.
A young fellow, who was arrested Tues
day in Baltimore for bigamy, did not deny
the charge, but astonished the Magistrate
by eonfessing that he had five wives—one
each In Philadelphia, Han Francisco and
New Orleans and two in Baltimore. He is
The Republican papers of the North have
been circulating a story to tho effect that,
on account of mismanagement by tho
Democrats and consequent loss of credit,
Richmond could not obtain money to moot
present necessities. The Diipateli shows
the falsehood of the statement by stating
that*im* 188 H the city has sold $OO,OOO of
4 ifri cent, bond; at W3 aad toteroit.
An Inquiry From Canndn Answered.
The Montreal IFifiteM publishes a column
of stuff under the head of “Southern Barba
rism,” and sends a marked copy of the
1 >aper containing the article to the Mous
ing News. In a note accompanying the
paper the I fit ness wants to know what the
Morning News lias to say about it. It
would require altogether too much space to
review the entire article. It purports to lie
written by Blr. S. W. Powell, and, as in
most of such articles, it contains a little
truth and a great deal of misrepresentation.
For instance, the writer says that the “col
ored iieople do not expect to get justice in
the courts at the South in criminal cases,
especially when a white man is against
them.” To illustrate his meaning, the
writer presents the following alleged case:
“One of the best and most quiet colored
boys in Savannah happened to be present
when a street disturbance broke out. As
his parents and Sunday school teacher had
told him to do, he started for home at once.
A drunken white rowdy knockad him down,
a policeman arrested him as soon as he got
up, and his father could only procure his re
lease by paying $25. A white lawyer of
standing advised the payment of this, al
though he admitted that there was no jus
tice in it, saying that an appeal in such a
case would never bo considered on its
The writer must bo mistaken about the
facts in this case, even if such a case ever
occurred. The impression that it is intended
to create is that it occurred lately. If tho
boy was arrested by a policeman in connec
tion with a street disturbance he was. of
course, taken before the Mayor, and
it is certain that neither the present
Mayor, who is an ablo lawyer,
and who has been in office sev
eral years, nor any of his predecessors,
ever fined a colored boy $25 under the cir
cumstances alleged above. In fact it is safe
to say that no colored l>oy was ever required
by the Mayor to pay a fine for permitting
himself to be knocked down. The com
plaint may have been made that the Mayor
is rather disposed to be too lenient wit h tho
offenders \yho are brought before him, but
it is doubtful if anybody ever charged him
with discriminating against the colored of
fender. He doesn't recognize the color line
in administering justice.
It is probably true that it is more difficult
to convict a white man of murder or other
heinous offenses than a colored man.
The reason that colored men charged
with grave offenses do not escape
punishment so easily as white men,
who are charged with similar offenses,
Is not because there is prejudice against the
colored men, but because the white men
liavo more influence, and are, as a rule,
much more ably defended.
It does not seem to be understood at the
North and in Canada that at the South the
colored people are the lowest class of so
ciety. That class, in all parts of the world,
whatever its color may lie, has less consid
eration shown it, and is less likely to secure
justice than the classes above it. In New
York, Massachusetts or Canada, does not
the bank President, who robs his bank of
thousands of dollars, stand a bettor chance
to escape punishment than the tramp who
enters a house and steals a few dollars? In
the city of New York there are dozens of
people from the slums sent to jail, or the
penitentiary every day, for offenses of one
kind or another, aud yet Jacob Sharp is not
in the penitentiary, although many thous
ands of dollars have been spent in trying to
send him there.
In tho South there is no disposition to dis
criminate against the colored people in the
courts, and there is no prejudice against
them. A larger percentage of those of them
charged with crime than of white people
charged with crime is convicted
because they are less able to de
fend themselves. The same thing
is true with respect to the lowest aud higher
classes in every Northern State. The
things which the Montreal IFt'fness calls
“Southern Barbarisms” it will find in some
shape in every country in the world. Why
is it that people will go so far from home to
find something to condemn when there is so
much to arouse their indignation at their
Senator Wright’s Speech.
Senator Wright's speech in opposition to
the Brady bill was a strong one. He said
that the fanners did not want it, and he is in
a position to know whether they do or not.
He had evidently studied it carefully and
was therefore prepared to discuss it in a
way to command attention and make con
He said very truly that the inspection
laws ought to give farmers all the protec
tion they needed. These laws are intended
to secure to the farmers what they pay for.
If the farmers don't get goal fertilizers it
is Liecause the inspections are not carefully
made. Do the farmers say that they don’t
get what they pay for? Then let them insist
that the Agricultural Department shall dis
charge its duties more faithfully.
Senator Wright ,who is identified with the
agricultural interests of the Htate, said that
he thought the guano dealers would rank
well with tho farmers for honesty, and thut
it was unjust to the honest, dealers to sub
ject them to the burdens and annoyances
which the Brady bill would impose upon
them. He saw no more reason for the bill
than for a hill to release farmers from pay
ing for whisky, shoes and groceries which
they might think were not what they were
represented to be.
The Senator hit the nail on the head, as it
were, when he said that the legislation
needed by the farmers was not that which
would invite them to dishonor their con
tracts, but that which would encourage
them to stand by their obligations. The
Senator’s constituents do not hear from him
very often, but when they do it is with satis
faction and profit.
A proposition is made in Atlanta to sell
the present capitoi building ns soon as the
now one is ready for occupancy, anil devote
the proceeds to the erection of a home for
disabled and needy Confederate veterans.
The spirit that prompts the suggestion is n
good one, but does not the constitution pro
vide that money derived from the sale of
State property shall be paid on its debt? Be
sides, the men who should benefit by tho
State’s bounty number hundreds, and could
not lie collected in such a home. Would it not
lie better to sell the old State house, put the
money in tho treasury, where it belongs,
and make regular appropriations to aid tho
The appointment of Prof. G. Browne
Goode as Fish Commissioner, to succeed
IYof Baird, deceased, Is so warmly recelved
by tho Republican journals as to raise a
suspicion that he is a member of their party,
He is well qualified for the position, how
ever, He ban been a member of thw Hnilth
tfOfUAn Institution a dozen yean or wore,
THE MORNING NEWS: i II i DAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1387.
Gladstone and Home Rule.
Mr. Gladstone, it is said, left London
soon after the uuexpectedlyfiarge majority
against his appeal from the government’s
proclamation of the Irish National league,
discouraged and unhappy. In his distress
he has the sympathy of millions of admir
ers in all countries of the civilized world,
who look upon him as the foremost expo
nent, of the idea that that govern
ment is best and safest which most
fully trusts the virtue and intelligence of
its people. His long political life, since the
eatsly years of its formative period, has been
devoted to the breaking of the shackles of
restriction locked in former years by one
class of his fellow countrymen upon
another, or by his countrymen upon sub
ject peoples. In this good work he has been
more than once far in advance of the senti
ment of his country, and has suffered in the
loss of power, and ns tho victim of un
measured abuse. But in every instance,
heretofore, the people have finally caught
up with their leader, recognizing his wis
dom and adopting his views
In this great man’s last fight for home
rule in Ireland, undertaken in his old age,
and its success ardently hoped for as the
crowning achievement of a long life well
spent in the service of his country, he meets
n check at a time when the loss of even a
few months may mean final disappoint
ment. His leadership is necessary to early
success, because with him alone can the
great Liberal party, made up of elements
sometimes discordant, unite in a national
policy, and ho has reached an age when he
can hopo for but little more of active life.
Tliis is tho weakness of his position. The
present Parliament, less than two years old,
has yet five years of life, if for that term
the Tory government can maintain a ma
jority on all great questions which may
come up. This is not impossible. Made
conscious by the recent by-elections of the
change of temper among tho people on the
Irish question, Lord Salisbury will
not appeal to tho country so
long as he can avoid doing so,
and to escape that necessity will evade as
tar as possible all divisions in Parliament in
which the Radical and Liberal allies of his
party will not willingly walk with his nat
ural supporters. In other words, he will
probubly adopt an opjxirtumst policy, doing
nothing he can avoid, and trusting that the
developments of time will lie in his favor.
In any event it is his best chanoe for an ex
tended leav of power.
Admirers of Mr. Gladstone may
hope that he will live to
see the last great movement which he has
led result in the liberation of the Irish from
imperial control in tbeir local affaire, but it
is probable that, final success is not contin
gent upon his life and leadership. Great as
he is, the movement has grown beyond that;
it has become a struggle of the masses
against the privileges of the classes, and tho
question involves the destinies of England
as well as Ireland. Armed with the bal
lot, still new to them, but its powers
beginning to be appreciated, the working
men of England are demanding a share iff
the government, which the privilege of cen,
turies • had given entirely to others, and be
fore many years that country may witness
another of those peaceful revolutions in
which freedom “broadens down from prece
dent to precedent,” ever lightening the bur
dens of the humbler and limiting the privi
leges of the higher orders.
Discouraging Cot on Crop Reportf.
Until within tho last day or two the im
pression has prevailed that the cotton crop
that is now tsiing harvested would be a vjerv
large one. The reports that are . being re
ceived from the different portions or*the
cotton belt, however, are causing the esti
mates to be jjoniewhat modified. In many
counties in this State there will be from a
fourth to a third less cotton gathered than
tho estimates, made a few weeks ago,
called for. Reports from other States
show that the crop lias been
greatly damaged by tho weather and
worms, and that further damage may be
expected. Dispatches from New Orleans,
which we publish this morning, state that,
in the vieinity of Vicksburg, there are Helds
of cotton in which the loss will be from 50.
to HO per cent, of tho yield that was ex
pected a few days ago.
There aro, of course, reports every year
of damage to cotton, hut as a general tiling
they show that the injury is confined to
limited areas. It is too soon yet to form an
intelligent opinion as to the extent of tho
injury which the crop has already suffered,
or is likely to suffer It may be that the re
ports are exaggerated, and t hat as the season
progresses it will be found that the damage
is not nearly so great as it was thought to
he, or as was apprehended.
It is frequently said that a farmer’s life is
a happy one. There is no doubt that there
are farmers who have few cares, and who
are content with their occupation and sur
roundings. but they aro rich. Storms,
floods and destroying insects do not bother
them much, liecause the failure of a crop
does not mean hardships to them. The
great majority of farmers, however, have
a very hard time of it. They are oppressed
by debts and are pinched for the means to
carry on their farming operations. The
loss of a crop, or a considerable part of one,
means that strict economy must be prac
ticed and privations endured. There are
thousands of farmers in this State, who, a
month ago, felt certain that this year would
be a very prosperous one for them, but who
now know that when their crops are all
gut bored and marketed their financial con
dition will not boas good os it was when
the year began.
The Baltimore Sun , in replying to criti
cisms of Republican journals of New York
anil Philadelphia, on the munici]>al polities
of that city, gets in some telling blows. It
very fairly says that the best way to test
the matter is to compare results, and re
minds those newspapers that in Baltimore
there have been no boodle rs, no delimiters
in public olfico, no swindling con
tracts, no Mayor with the stain of
illognlly obtaining money on his hands,
while in nil matters of improvement, look
ing to tho health and comfort of its citizens,
Baltimore is on even terms with tho cities
One protection journal now goes so far as
to say that it is “essentially disloyal” to vote
for a reduction of the duty on certain
varieties of Iron manufactures. It is proba
hly interested in a mill producing that kind
of goods, and would consider itself robbed
if deprived of the power to rob other people.
The New York Tribune has a special
cable dispatch from Hoinburg, in which it
is stated that the Prince of Wales talked
fifteen minutes—yes, quite fifteen minutes
—with Mr. Rlainr; and Mr. Blaine no doubt
ftoN much more important than be ever
There Will be Writing on the Wall.
From the Xem York World (pern.)
The pluto-xatic Stanford’s "vindication" by
the Federal Court In California was very appro
priately celebrated by a banquet, at w hienthe
railway king and one of his “agents" sat down
with the Judges who sustained his refusal to
answer questions on the ground that it would
criminate him. There will tie a Belshazzar
feast and a writing on jtko wall for these mag
nates some day.
Knna the Ponton Globe iDem.)
Georgia is awakening, and it will not be long
until she wipes out the most senseless slavery
she ever permitted in her Jurisdiction —tho leas
ing, and beating, and murdering of convicts.
Deacon Joe Brown clings to his dog-cheap labor,
but he must let go.
The favorite hymn of the pious electrician:
“I’m going home to dynamo."— Boston Tran
Joses—The Century in a mighty fine paper,
Topper (sadly)—Yes: but you should have seen
it before the war. Life.
A max recently cut one of his rooster’s wings
and then gracefully told his neighbors that the
bird could not get into his garden on account of
the defective flew .—Harper s Bazar.
A Philadelphia paper publishes plans of the
Thistle, marked "Kig. 1 and Fig. 2,” in utter
disregard of the saying of the Scriptures that
figs have nothing to do with thistles. —Boston
"That is cool,” observed Kpilkins. as the plum
ber's bill for $lO for stopping a leak was handed
"It may be codl," replied the man with the
bill, "but it Is not collected.”— Pittsburg Chroni
What would the modern and fashionable
young man and young woman do if they were
to marry without money on one or both sides ?
Imagine a couple suit.ng up housekeeping on a
bunch of cigarettes and a pug dog! —Lowell Citi
An Ohio curl advertises tint she would like
to exchange u copy ol George Eliot’s "Theo
phrastus hitch" foi two loaves of fresh baker's
bread or 10c. worth of chewing gum. Aud that
isn't the worst of It; she tinds no takers.—Ex
“One lioaf and one boat make two boots.”
said a Duluth kindergarten teacher as she
pointed to the harbor. And after thinking a
■npment one of the pupils asked: “Don't one
foghorn and one foghorn make toot two?”—Ex
“When you consider what Ives was six years
ago, it is incomprehensible that he should have
become so fast, remarked the snake editor.
"What was he?” asked the horse editor.
“A messenger boy ."—Pittsburg Chronicle-
Mrs. Yekoek -Matilda, hurry up with those
shoes. Wbnt keeps you so long?
Matilda—Tse a-conung, mum. I heard you
call de fust time, and I thought ter save time I’d
jess button ’em up for you bt fore yon puts ’em
bn.— Texas Siftings.
In a salon: An old blind diplomat to lady sit
ting next to him—Your neighbor has handsome
teeth, hasn’t she'
“Yes; but how do you know this?”
“Because she's been laughing for the last
hour.”— Paris Figaro.
“Worth makes the man and want of it the fel
So sang one Pope, a bard of former days.
Worth makes the woman now, and makes the
Want gold in heaps, if he her “tailor” pay I.
A Washington paper says that “Worth is
building sumptuous gowns for Mrs. Cleveland's
next Washington season." This is not exactly
in the line of but Mrs. Cleveland is a great deal
prettier then Jefferson ever was, and who cares
for Jeffersonian simplicity, any way ?— Chicago
“Where do you get this bread?” asked a
fastidious man of one of the ilnrkies who peddle
chicken sandwiches In front of the Monmouth
Park race track ?
"At de baker's, sah,” replied the real in evi
dent alarm; “but fo’ the Lawn’s sake don’t ax
me w har I gits de gbickuns." —New York Sun.
Irate Old Father—l understand, Mr. Lytle
cash, that you are an expert base ball jilnyer.
Mr. L. (diffidently)—l rather think I am.
I. O. F— I have never witnessed a game, nor
do I wish to. but its 1 have sent my daughter to
lied, and it is midnight, and the front door is
open, suppose you gratify me by making your
very quickest home run.— Pittsburg Bulletin.
BVaiter—Anything mo', sah?
Guest—Yes; tiring me a—(wdnks) —you know—
Waiter-Can’t do it, sah: dis am a probishun
town, sab. Ti you're a stranger.
Guest— What of it?
Waiter—Do Isiss says winks don’t count for
minin' onless we’s ’quainted wid ’em.— Harper's
It is said that on one day recently Mr. Blaine's
mail numbered 1,030 letters.
Kvki, the Japanese Minister at Washington,
is not a convert to Christianity, but has had his
The Indian students ar, Hampton, Va., will
put in old St, John’s church there a line window
in memory of Pocahontas.
Bliss Mcrfree (Charles Egbert Craddock) and
her sister are at Rye Beach, and will spend next
month In the neighborhood of Boston.
John A. Kasson appears to lie forging to the
front in lowa as the candidate for United States
Senator of that portion of the party opposed to
Prop. Cope, in the American Xaturalist,
calls attention to the fact that the Nero type of
physiognomy is becoming frequent among
the weaklings who lounge about club rooms
anJ are taught to do nothing but gratify their
Herr Boettal, the German tenor who is to
sing in New Y ork next season for $l,OOO a night,
is a mail of strict temperance. He regurds
plenty of walking and as little talking as pos
sible as indispensable for the preservation of a
valuable singing voice.
Congressman Ranoall is a delight to the
actors. He smiles on them benignly and
appears to enjoy the acting so thoroughly that
bis face is a sort of an inspiration to them. He
knows many actors off the stage, too, aud
claims them as friends.
M- Depretis died poor, although for many
years he enjoyed the most ample opportunities
for enriching himself. King Humbert has set
tled .t'4oo n year on Mme. Depretis, and is to
undertake the charge of the education of her
son, and will otherwise provide for her.
O'Gorman Mahon, the Nestor of the home
rulers at Westminster, is 84 years old. He
firmly believes that he will live to see restored to
its olil home, in Dublin, the Irish National Legis
lature. removed thence only three years lietore
he wus born. He is the oldest man ever elected
Elias Cohn, the Hebrew who, in 1882, was
converted to Christianity in Berlin, and became
the protege of the court preacher, Stoaker, died
recently. By failure in business he was re
duced to poverty, his Christian friends failed to
support him, and be was buried at the expense
of his Jewish relatives.
.Titian Hawthorne complains that he cannot
recall a notice in any periodical of any of his
works during the last fifteen yearn in which the
critic hasn't suggested that his lamented father
would have made n great deni more out of the
same material. And the thorn is all the sharp
er because of the general agreement with the
“.Snapper" Garnison, the winning jockey of
the year, was bom In Now Haven in 1808. His
real name is Edward H Garrison, but he thinks
there is luck in lus nickname “Snapper." He is
u dark-complexioned boy, with sliarpeyes, dark
hair and an incipient moustache. He is 5 feet
5 inches in height uud weighs about 130 pounds
It is understood that Mr. George W. (’aide
will, by invitation of the Board of Directors con
nected with tile Sunday School Union Bible
( lass in Boston, take the place of the Rev. Dr.
Meredith when the session* of the class are
resumed. The opening aessiou of the year
will In- held in the Tretnont Temple on the first
Saturday in October.
Francis H. Underwood, United States Con
sul at Glasgow, Scotland, is one of the suc
cesses of our present diplomatic regime. He
was appointed ny President Cleveland in 1885.
Before he Pal I*-eu In Scotland more Uian a
year the Glasgow University conferred upon
him the degree of LL. D. Dr. Underwood is a
member or the Massachusetts bar and a writer
of force and ability.
Mrs. Padrleohd, a daughter of Col. Albert
Ordway, of Washington, and wife of Mr. Arthur
i’sdelford, who has lierii residing in Vienna for
several years. Is said to be the only American
lady outside of the diplomatic corps who tins
ever been admitted into the Inner circle of the
Austrian court Hue lias held rrceptioiis In
\ lean t n whiub Hie archduke* touched i-lhows
among her favored guests She is well known
in btiluuioru, where she formerly livod.
THE BU RDETT-B ARTLETT MAR
The Re . • Reasons Which Actuated the
London Cor. of the New York World.
I heart! yesterday the true stoi-y of the reasons
whit hied to the remarkable marriage of Bar
ones. Burdett t'outts to Ash mead Bartlett, of
I’hilcd dphia. Theie never has teen any satis
factoty e .-planation o.' this marriage. The Bar
oness was over 00 at the time of the wedding.
The bridegroom was less than .'id. I saw the two
at the oiiera the otlier night. The Baroness is a
stout, heavy-fjced. German looking woman
wi h a kindly expression. Her brown hair
shows as yet little sign? of gray. She was
dressed in black and wore a small, while, laced
cap on the top of Le • head. Her husband is a
flesh faced, l o nig-looking man. He is a blonde,
with regular features. His face is smooth
shaven. w ith the exception of a reddish, brov.n
moustache. The husband and wife were accom
panied by a very handsome looking slim, proud
appearing brunettj with bluish-black hair and
the most lovelv fr vsh complexion. She was in
white, and gas e but little attention to the husband
of the da oncss. He was very attentive to
his wife, pavi lg her about the same devotion
that an alfeoticn ti to i wjuld pay to his
I have heard that the explanation of the mar
riage is to be found in the reading of the will of
the Duchess of St. Albans. This will provides
that all of the great property of t'outts, the
banker, which was left by him to his wife, the
Duchess above-mentioned, should descend to
the Baroness Burdett-Ooutts, subject to the fol
lowing conditions: If she married and her hus
band attached the name of Burdett-Ooutts to
his, then that would constitute him the heir in
a direct line to his wife, and that in the event of
her death and his subsequent marriage, if he
still retained the name of Burdett-Ooutts, the
children of his second marriage would become
the lieii-s, to the exclusion of any of the
other relatives. It is said that tile Baroness
Bnrdett Ooutts fell out with her relatives, and
that this marriage was simply the result of a
well considered plan to defeat by any possi
bility this great property ever going to any of
(hem It is said that the marriage that she
lias made with young Ashinead Bartlett is a
marriage in mere name. She selected him on
account of the belief that she herself would
live for many years. She wanted a young man
reasonably certain to outlive her and yet be
young enough to marry again. When she dies,
if he carries out the agreement already made
with her, h will marry as soon afterward as
possible, so as to provide for a family of heirs
which will cut off every one of her present rela
tives. The Queen, who used to be very friendly
to the Baroness Burdett-Coutts on account of
her greet cljarities, never approved of this mar
riage. and has not teen on friendly terms with
LIGHT ON THE FAMILY SKELETON.
The Sudden Death of a Young Wife Ac
counted for in a Startling Manner.
A special dispatch from Racine, Wis., says:
From apolica official here information comes
of a particularly sensational case which will
probably soon be given to the public. At present
names and details cannot be published, but
enough is given to show the startling nature of
the case. Six years ago a young man of hand
some face, agreeable manners and apparently
of abundant means arrived in Racine and en
gaged in a prominent position with a leading
firm. He was soon a favorite and moved in the
best society. It was not long before he paid
marked attention to. one of the city’s most es
timable young ladies.—the beautiful and accom
plished daughter of a prominent and wealthy
business man. In course of time the wedding
ceremony was celebrated A house was furnished
and deeded to the young couple and everything
appeared to move along happily
But one day there came to the young man a
letter, the contents of which troubled him
greatly. That night his wife died, and immedi
ately after the funeral the widower left for the
A few days ago a woman called at police
headquarters who was closeted with the chief
and who told a strange story. She said that she
was from Montreal and that her husband was
the man who had married In Racine, and that
her own marriage to him was celebrated pre
vious to the ceremony performed in this city.
She said that when her husband ret ime 1 to her
he made a startling confession. He told of his
unlawful marriage hero and said he had re
ceived a letter from the Montreal wife an
nouncing that she was coming to Racine. Fear
ing arrest for bigamy, he had given his second
wife a triple dose Of medicine on the night fol
lowing the receipt of the letter. She died a few
hours later. The terrible crime was kept a
family secret. The alleged bigamist has been
legated in Alabama. whence he will be brought
as soon as a few needed links of evidence can be
Only a Trifle.
From the Railroad Gazette.
scene i.—act I.
Railroad Ticket Office—Enter Mr. J. Smart
J S. A.—What time does the first train go
Agent—To what point nre you going, sir?
J. S. A.—l asked you what time the first train
went east, and I expect you to answer me; that's
what you’r paid for, if I understand my busi
Agent—Beg pardon, sir; the first train east
leaves at .3:10 p. m.
J. S. A —Ail right; next time I ask you for
information, don’t undertake to ask me where I
am going; that's mr business.
Exit J. S. A.
Time passes—say three days.
scene if.—ACT 11.
J. S. A. enters same office.
J. S. A.—Foaming—hits counter with fist
startles Agent—latter calm and composed—
knows exactly what's coming—" See here, why
didn't you tell me that 8:10 train didn't stop at
Aleckville? This is a nice state of affairs, when
a man can’t get correct information. 1 shall re
port this matter to the Manager. I had to pay
my fare twice, and was carried past my
station, and I have lost valuable time in au
Agent.—l am very sorry, sir, hut, I feared just
what has happened to you. I attempted to as
certain from you to what point you were going;
perhaps you have not forgotteu your answer to
Exit J. 8. A.
Moral.— Civilities costs nothing. A gentle
man is always civil. “Brakes.”
The Trouble at Sandy Flat.
From the Dakota Bell.
He'd jes come down from Roarin’ Run, he told
the boys he met.
An' he and come down to wade in blood an’ hev
a time, you bet;
For he’d heered the Flat were some on the fight
an' shoot an' kill.
An’ that they kinder Mowed erround they
thought he'd git his fill;
But he allowed ’twould jes’ be fun,
Ter swing erround a ten inch gun.
An’ learn 'em all ter hev respect fer men from
He explained he were acyclone as could tear an’
snort on’ rip—
He’d then perceed to do it all, ef they give him
That when lie fit. he al’lays come a sweepin’ like
An’ ef lie had a enemy he camped right on bis
An’ that they’d say he weighed a ton
About the time the fight begun,
An’ that Harney’s Peak were on ’em when
they’d done with Roarin' Run!
He stepped up to a feller as he 'lowed 'u’d make
An’ slapi'il him one, he said, “tor inaugurate
But the cuss he swung a billiard cue that
knocked him on the floor;
An’ then he kicked him through the screen as
stood up by the door,
An' then they 'lowed the fight were done,
About the time that it begun.
An' the terror scooted up the gulch that led to
wards Roarin' Run!
It Settled Him.
From the Detroit Free Preen.
“One day last week,” he begun as he called
the chief clerk at the post office window, “I
wrote a postal card in here to my mother.”
“She never got it.”
“That's too bad.”
“It is too bad. but I suppose I am to blame for
it. As near ns 1 can recollect I did not address
“Ob, that's it? Well?”
“And I have called to ask for It back.”
“My dear sir, that card has gone to the Dead
“It has? And you didn't muke uo effort to
find who it was written to, or who wrote It?”
“We did uot.”
“Then that shows bow the post offices an- run
under a Democrat ie administration! You send
it right to Washington, eh?”
"Probably never stopped to read It?”
“Very wall! That settles me! I've heard
these things hinted at. and I know they are
true Good-by. sir! If I don’t beat Grover
Cleveland out of are nomination I II buy you a
bat a hat under which to walk out of here!”
In rbcumwu.ui. to rub with, the genuine
Brown's Ginger. Frederick Brown. Plilladel
Ulna, IKK. !
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The London Athenaeum informs the English
public that the paper which Mr. Gladstone has
written for a Boston periodical is addressed as
a personal appeal to young Americans.
Mrs. Cleveland is a fairly good swimmer,
but does not care much for diving. She likes to
swim out until the water is about up to her
neck, and then swim shoreward with a slow and
Ground bees have teen making honey in the
coffins of an old cemetery uear San Francisco,
and some Mexicans, discovering the fact, have
been selling the honey in the city. This is as
curious a thing almost as Samson's riddle.
Gen. Belknap has a son who some j-ears ago
want's, to take a clerkship in a Washington de
partment, but his father begged him to do auy
thingelse that was honorable. He hired him
self to a railway company as a brakeman and
stuck to It. He has just teeu appoiuted Assist
ant Superintendent of the road.
Farthings are still in use in England although
to such a limited extent that a member of the
Royal Commission on Gold and Silver was ig
norant of the fact until informed during an
investigation some time ago. They aie used
chiefly in buying papers at trade prices, when
quarter fractions of a penny come li.t J use.
Prof. Elisua Gray is said to have made a
new discovery, which promite-; as extraodinary
results a? any obtained from the telephone. It
is called auto-telegraphy, and it is claimed that
it will be possible with its use to write upon a
sheet of paper and to have an autographic fac
simile of the writing reproduced by telegraph
300 miles away.
A Louisville (Ky.) dispatch of Aug. 27 says:
Frank W. Harper, of Versailles, ordered t o-day
a beautiful and costly monument of pure white
marble to be placed over Ten Broeek's grave. It
will he seven feet and two inehes high, sur
mounted with au urn. The date of Ten liioeck's
birtli and death and his famous records will be
inscribed on the monument.
An obelisk of Rame es 11., of the nir.eteenth
dynasty, has teen set up at Rome in memory of
the Italian soldiers destroyed at Dogali by the
Abyssiuians. It was known to have existed in
Rome in the last century, but was refound only
in 1883. Curioi sly enough, Rameses 11. was a
conqueror of the very people who committed
the recent massacre at Dogali.
W. C. Ralston, a California millionaire, will
erect a $500,000 hotel on Coronation Beach, near
San Diego. It is to be built of redwood and
Oregon pine and surrounded by twenty acres of
ground adorned by tropical gardens. The house
is to have room to accommodate 1.200 guests,
and the furnishing will cost SOOO,OOO. They do
not do things half way in California.
The jailer of the Pueblo county jail, Colorado,
permitted one of the prisoners to play the vio
lin evenings. The other night the scraping be
gan at an early hour, and was kept up contin
uously and vigorously until late when it ceased.
In the morning the jailer found that under cover
of the music four prisoners had saw ed off a por
tion of a window casing, worked a big stone
out of place and escaped-
John Brow n, Jr., son of the Harper's Ferry
raider, is (>0 years old and is engaged in grape
f row ing on Put-in-Biy Island, in lake Erie
[e is a Justice of the Peace of Put in Bay Town
ship, consisting of eight inhabited islands in
that part of the lake. He has for many years
given much attention to geology, particularly in
the evidences of the glacial action as shown on
the islands of Lake Erie and vicinity.
Ever since the introduction of skin-grafting,
the paragraphers have harped on the story of
the w hite man who had a piece of a negro’s skin
grafted on his arm, which patch gradually grew
larger, and finally changed the man into a
negro. Prof. Thiersch, of Leipzig, has now
shown that if a piece of a negro's sk;n is grafted
on a white man, the piece of transplanted skin
gradually changes its color till it is white, and
conversely If a piece of white skin is grafted on
A New York rogue. William Hayes, went
a-fishing for gold-headed canes on Friday night.
He had a wire hook fastened to a leather strap.
Jewelers’ windows wege his fishing places. At
one store he broke the glass with a stone wrap
ped in flannel so as to deaden the noise. Then
he reached in his line and lauded a gold-headed
cane. He caught some more like it, aDd some
also with silver heads. A policeman came
along, and w ith a pair of handcuffs fished in the
The name “roorbaeb,” applied to a campaign
yarn, is derived from “Baron Roorhach’s Travels
and Observations,” which were the “tattooed
man” sensation of the Polk-Clay campaign
They contained one story which proved nearly
fatal to Polk—that negroes ndght be seen in the
Southern States with the initials “J. K. P.”
burned into their flesh.. The travels were not
written by Thurlow Weed, as is sometimes
stated, but by a man named Linn, who lived and
died at Ithaca, N. Y.
For rendering fabrics, wood and other inflam
mable objects fire-proof, a writer in La Nature
recommends borotungstate of soda, a salt which
he states has never hitherto been employed for
the purpose. It is made by dissolving boric
acid in a hot solution of tungstate of soda Ob
jects impregnated with this solution are ren
dered incombustible. The solution gives off no
deleterious gas, while ammoniacal salts, phos
phate of ammonia and salts of phosphorus ren
der the air irrespirable.
Pere Hyacintbe is living in' the suburbs of
Paris. He is chiefly affected—patronized, one
might say—by the evangelical English, and sev
eral noble dowagers are Mme. Loyson's inti
mates. The Loysops eke out their income by
taking boys into the family for instruction.
The household also comprises some young
priests of the new cult. These are rendered
useful in various ways, A young boy, an in
mate for sometime of the household, say* that
they fetch and vary, arid that on one young
priest devolves the duty of keeping the coal
The death of Gen. Phil Kearney at the second
battle of Chantilly, has always been shrouded
in mystery. He was killed instantly, but the
circumstances which led to his death have hith
erto been kept quiet, Gen. Pierce Young, of
Georgia, has just returned from St Petersburg,
where he was United States Consul General. He
was a Confederate officer during the war, and
says that at Chantilly he and his command un
expectedly surrounded Kearney and his staff.
Young, who had been a classmate and friend of
Kearnev. motioned to the Union General to es
cape. Kearney saw the signal, but before he
could take advantage of it was shot dead by the
A. W. Franks has presented to the British
Museum a most remarkable coin, lately re
ceived from India. It is a decadraehm of the
Bactrian series, the first ever met with, and
tears on the obverse a horseman charging with
his. lance an elephunt, on whose back are two
warriors, and on the reverse a king or Zeus
standing, holding a thunderbolt and a spear; in
the field is a monogram composed of the letters
AB. The obverse records some victory of the
Greeks over the barbarians, and the reverse
may lie a representation of Alexander the Great.
The coin evidently comes from the district of
the Oxus, and was struck about the middle of
the second century B. C.
J. J. Albert, a Louisville barber, had $3,000
insurance against “disability” in the Order of
Chosen Friends. His bands became paralyzed,
so that he could uo longer wield a razor, but his
claim for the insurance money was denied, and
he began suit to recover it. Judge Barr, of the
United States Circuit Court, decided the case
against him on the ground that his disability
was not such as to prevent him from earning a
livelihood. It wrs in evidence that Albert had
kept a restaurant and clerked in a store since he
became incajiaeitated as a barter. The decision
establishes a precedent of importance to all co
operative insurance societies.
Government statistics tlnd that since 1840 the
use of whisky has fallen off one-half in the
United States, while tho use of wine has in
creased about 40 per cent. The consumption of
beer has increased from 1.86 callous per capita
in 1810 to 11.01 Ballons per capita in 18X8. This
may bo considered a favoruble showing, a- there
is a choice, even, of evils. Were those ad
dicted to the drinking habit to nhßtnin entirely
from the use of whisky, and coniine tbelr liha
tions to the wine cup or the beer mu*, drunk
enness would lie less frequent than It now is. it
is asserted that the police records of large cities
show that the number of arrests for drunk
enness has decreased quite steadily since 1840.
Eioht railroads are now either actually be
ing built or soon will lie, all to maet at n place
where a town lias not been laid off even, ltig
Stone (lap is the name of this remarkable place,
it is a great gap in the range of mountains di
viding Southwest Virginia and Kastern Ken
tucky, and of necessity the railroads building
in that direction must cross the mountains at
this place. It is one of nature's marvels. Just
by the side of the river which has broken its
way through this great mountain range i hep- m
sold to lie a maal Iwautlfui site of 1,900 acroa
for a town Here It Is proposed to Imild tin in
dustrial town, and with the unlimited supplies
of line ore and the Kll.tmrii ticking coal and
limestone in abundance this place ought to grow
very rapidly under judicious uu ungeiuout-
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FIGURED BATISTE CLOTHS.
Y\TE will close out the remainder of our stock
i V of these fine goods, formerly sold at 18c.
a yard, now reduced to 12Ljo.
25 pieces Figured Lawns, St inches wide, regu
lar price 12J4C. a yard; now BJ^c.
75 pieces Figured Lawns, choice styles, at
£0 pieces Wide Width Lawns, regular price
10c. a yard; now 6Hjc.
One lot Crinkled Seersuckers, regula rice
15c. and 17c. a yard; now 12f^c.
One lot of Dress Ginghams, choice style*,
regular price a yard; now 10c.
30 Imported Marseilles Quilts, slightly soiled,
formerly sold at $3. We will close the lot out
at $1 85 each.
Hosiery and Underwear.
100 dozen Unbleached Black 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 £sc. to 50e. We will close the
lot out at 17c. a pair.
50 dozen Ladies' Gauze Undervests, regular
prices 25c. and 35c.; now 19c. each.
35 dozen Ladies' extra fine quality Gauze Un
dervests, regular prices 50c., 65c., 75c. and 85c.
We will offer the lot at the extraordinary low
price of 47c. each.
Onr $i Uolaundried Shirts Reduced to 90c.
75 dozen Gentlemen's Unlaundried Shirts, re
inforced back and bosom*, the best $1 Shirt
manufactured. In order to reduce our largo
stock we will offer them at 90c. each.
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