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Lucerne a3 Alfalfa.
Tv. J. Redding, of Atlanta. Ga., iu au ar
ticle in the Southern Cultivator, says that
Editor Medill, of Chicago, in a recent com
munication to a prominent Southern gen
tleman, says alfalfa, or California clover, is
not t he same plant as we of the South have
long known as lucerne. What authority lie
has for such a statement we do not know;
hut it is pretty certain that lie is in error.
It is possible, if not probable, that there
may be two varieties. At any rate we are
all agreed that the lucerne we have been
cultivating in a sort of sjioradic way for
forty or fifty years is one of the most val
uable forage plants that are adapted to the
Lucerne is a native of the southern part
of Europe, fi'om whence it was introduced
into Chili, and perhaps much later into Cal
ifornia. The different routes or sources
from which we have obtained seed may ac
count for such differences as have been
noted; for it is known that different soils
and climates cause differences which some
times justify a division into varieties. It
is closely allied to the ordinary red clover,
and while possessing many of the valuable
finalities of clover it has in addition some
points of excellence. It is fully equal to
clover in nutritive qualities; it produces
even more food per acre; it comes much
earlier in the spring; it will bear cutting
from three to >u. times during the season;
and, lastly, it is perennial A plat of ground
once well set in lucerne, and occasionally
top-dressed, will last for a generation. It is
a plant, that is well adapted to stand the
heat and drought of summer, and it is not
subject to disasters Although possessing
all these good qualities, and having been in
limited cultivation in the South for many
years, we presume that not one farmer in
ten would know the plant at sight, and still
fewer have cultivated even a small patch of
it. We are inclined to the opinion that lu
cerne is, aii things considered, the most val
uable forage plant we have.
Now is too time to sow the seed—during
the month of September—yet it will do well
sown in FTmiary or March. It is useless
to sow on any but the best or most highly
fertilized land. A deep, sandy loam, well
drained and deeply broken, is what the
plant requires, although succeeding well on
clay soils. The soil must have been previ
ously cultivated in one or two clean-hoed
crops in order that there may be no seeds of
weeds or of other grass to interfere with the
plants the first year. Select a piece of land
that has been uaA?.- high, intensive culture
until it has become very rich, and also free
from seeds; or if the ground is not already
rich it may be highly fertilized with well
rotted stable manure or high grade ammo
nia ted superphosphate. Prepare the land
just as you would to produce a big yield of
rutabagas, and sow in the same way—in
drills about 18 inches apart, covering lightly
and pressing the soil over the drill. Use
about 12 pounds of seed per awe. These
directions are given with some particularity
because their observance is quite necessary
to insure success.
The seed will come up in a week or less
(when sown in th fall), and are not trou
bled by insects as in the case of turnips.
The main objwct o ’ working the crop is to
keep it clear f weeds, some of which will
spring up in the very cleanest soiL The
plants do not need to be thinned out, but a
light sweep should lie run along the rows to
keep down weeds and encourage growth.
Early in February or March. according to
locality, the plants will spring forward very
rapidly, and one or two cuttings may be
had the first, season of growth. When de
sired to feed it to stock, the plants should
be cut when in bloom, and before they be
gin to turn yellow, allowed to lie on the
ground until wilted (say until next day),
when the forage may be fed to stock ad
libitum. Excellent, hay may be made from
lucerne and it will afford several crops in
one season. It is said that the hay does not
salivate stoc k as clover does, the second
cutting. All that the crop will require
after becoming well established will be oc
casional top-dressing with rotted stable
manure or a dose of good commercial fer
The Use of Salt.
A writer in the London Horticultural
Times says that, thirty years’ successful use
of salt upon all kinds of crops was perfectly
satisfactory to him. It should not he used
on cold, heavy or moist soils, and if any one
does be will be disappointed in the result,
as its tendency is to keep the ground cool
and moist. It will do such soil more harm
than good. It should not be cast upon very
young or tender plants of any kind, as it
will be very sure to kill them. Judgment,
should be employed in using so strong an
agent. ‘T had a friend who heard me re
commend salt, on onion beds, when I strictly
urged that it should be dragged or worked
in lief ore the seed was sown; but, forgetting
tvhat 1 said, he did not. salt until the onions
wem about two inches high, and it killed
them nil; but sowing another crop properly
it turned nut splendidly. Had he waited
until the tops were as big as a large pipe
stem. he might have covered the ground an
Inch deep and his onions would have done
finely.” Onions should be sown on the same
ground year after year, as they continue to
improve. There are yards a hundred years
old and their yield would astonish the coin-
Inoti grower. The tops when cut off should
lie scattered over the ground (do not leave
Ihem in lumps), as they make the I lest food
for the growing onions; then sow salt and
fut on a coat of manure, bait is not much
of a fertilizer in itself, though plants take
It up, as you can tell by tasting and by the
Stiffening and glazing of straw of a plant
grown in a salted ground. It acts upon and
assimilates the gross matter in the soil, so as
to make it available food. It should be in
Keeping Sweet Potatoes.
The Southern Cultivator says that the
following is the plan most, generally fol
lowed for keeping sweet potatoes: Potatoes
h/ive no particular stage of growl h at which
thej are “ripe,” but will Keep at any stage
If dug when ia the proper condition—that
K whou the ground is dry and the tubers
are not in a growing condition Dig the
latter part of October or (he first week in
November, when the. ground is dry, if pos
sible, at least lief ore second growth sets in
after a rain about the last week in October.
I*ig with care, bruising as ratio us possible.
li*t h'loiii sun until late in t he afternoon;
hen Imul to the place where fo be banked,
fhi* place should be on high ground and
hglit, well drained soil If convenient. Drive
' stake into the ground, saw off about <ll*
’ fret high. Rake the soil from a circle round
I stake and form it into a sort q'f “circus
i ring,” r> feet in diameter with tig- stake in
| the centre. Cover this bed with dry pine
| straw or broom-sedge a foot thick. Place
| the potatoes around the stake, piling them
j up as steep as they can be made to lie until
110 or -10 bushels are heaped. Now cover
with a thick coat of pine-straw or corn
stalks or other dry material, disposing the
stalks regularly around the bank. If no
j corn-stalks, use boards, breaking joints
carefully. Then cover the hill thus formed
! with earth dug from immediately around
j the base of the hill until several inches
| thick, forming a trench around the base for
drainage. As the weather grows colder in
crease the thickness of the earth on the hill
it attains a thickness of a foot or more be
fore extreme cold weather occurs. The
points to be observed are: Dig when the
growth of the potat/* is suspended from dry
weather; cover with plenty of material that
will keep them dry and of even, uniform
temperature. Shelters over the hills are
not needed if the directions be well fol
lowed. The thick covering of straw, or
corn-stalks and earth, will prevent the po
tatoes from becoming either too hot in
warm weather, or too cold in cold weath
er, or wet in rainy weather. Cover the apex
with pieces of bark or a board.
Topping and Harvestihg Tobacco
Florida is becoming quite a tobacco-grow
ing State. In a comparatively few years it
is piobable that it will more than double its
present product. Tobacco plants should be
topped when the leaves are making their
most vigorous growth, so that after topping
the}' will continue to grow and attain the
highest degree of perfection. The flower
stalks should be pinched off below the third
upper leaf. It is not advisable to defer top
ping till the flowers open, else the leavos will
not make as good a growth and the plants
will run largely to suckers. These suckers
have to be frequently removed. The proper
time for harvesting depends upon varied
circumstances. Under average conditions
the plants are allowed to stand fifteen days
after being topped; in a dry and hot season
the leaves will ripen in thirteen or fourteen
days, and in cold, wet weather sixteen to
eighteen days may be required. As the leaves
mature they become darker in color and as
sume a mottied or marbled appearance;
they also lose the fine down on their under
side and appear thicker and leathery to the
touch, while previously they were soft.
The leaves should not be cut until the dew
upon them has entirely evaporated. On hot
days not more should be cut than can be
brought under cover the same day, else
there is danger of sunburn; and when cut
ting the plants the butts should be placed
toward the sun. After the plants have
wilted sufficiently, so that they may be
handled without breaking the leaves, they
are placed in piles of twenty or twenty-five
eiach Five or seven plants are then put on
each lath, according to the size of the plants,
and these laths are conveyed to the shed
upona nlajjorm wagon ol rack especially
made |br j)he purpose. In flashed the laths
should be six or seven inches, to admit of
free circulation between 'he plants.
Shrinkage of Corn.
Prof. Scoville, of Kansas, has been ex
perimenting to ascertain the shrinkage in
corn after it is ripe and placed in the crib.
Reports of his tests are given in the Kansas
City Indicator. From which we learn that
six different varieties, weighed Oct. 6, and
stored jn a room without any artificial heat,
showed an average shrinkage of 15L( per
cent. 30 days after storage. One variety
lost a little over 8 per cent., while with an
other the loss was 25 per cent. On Feb. 28,
145 days from date of gathering, the lot
was weighed, and the average loss on the
whole amounted to 21% per cent., and in
one variety, called the mammoth, the loss
was exactly one-third, or 33% per cent.
From the above the farmer may make a
very close calculation as to the advance in
price of corn which he must obtain in spring
to 11 fake it equal to the loss sustained in
shrinkage during winter.
Under the title of “Money Running Away,”
Prof. Roberts, of Cornell University, makes
this estimate of waste from a hillside barn
yard: At Cornell there were 32 inches of
rainfall in the year. The barnyard is 100
by UK) feet, about, one-quarter of an acre.
Every inch of rain would make 100 tons for
an acre, or 3,300 for the year to an acre, or
8( K) tons for the barnyard. If one-half was
leased out it would be 400 tons. Each ton
of water leached out would carry off 00c.
worth of plant food or $250 worth from the
barnyard. It is true, the inky streams run
ning from the barnyard down the road into
the creek or on the neighbor's lot is the best
part of the manure. It is money running
To Keep Pickles from Molding.—Take
green horseradish leaves or grape, leaves and
lay over them. This also gives them a nice
flavor; been tried for years.
CANNED Tomatoes. —Take ripe tomatoes
and pour boiling, water over to skin; boil 30
minutes, fill your glass self-sealing jars and
seal as quickly as possible.
Canned Beans. —Take butter, case-knife
or Lima beans, cook as for the table, boil
one hour, season lightly with pep|ier and
salt, and fill the jars quite full. They will
keep the year round.
Canned Peaches.—Pour boiling water
ovvr large free stone peaches, remove the
skins, divide in half, remove the stone; to
every pound of fruit add one-quarter of a
pound of sugar : allow them to boil 20 min
utes and seul. They are delicious.
Mutton and Rice. —lngredients: Cold
boiled mutton, boiled rice, four tablespoon
fuls of water, seasoning, two eggs, ('hop
fine some cold boiled mutton, and to each
cupful add a cupful of Ixiiled rice; butter a
saucepan, jiour in tho water, add the meat
and rice, seasoning, and the eggs beaten.
Stir until all are cooked.
Peach Pies. —Peel, cut in halves and lay
as closely as possible over the crust in a
deep pie-plate, with the o|xm part, upward
Sprinkle with sugar to taste. Then beat
well together a large teacupful of milk, two
tablespoonfuls of sugar, one egg, a little
vanilla and a pinch of salt, and pour this
over the peaches and bake without any
upper crust. Eat when partly cool. Canned
peaches can be thus used quite well when
fresh ones are out of season.
Baked Pears.— Pare and cut twelve
pears into halves, or. should they be very
large, into quartent; leave the stalks on and
carefully remove the cores. Place them in
a clean ' baking-jar and cut the rind of a
lemon into strips, add the juice of half a
ieinou and a few cloves, sufficient water to
cover the whole, with sugar in the propor
tion of oue-haif pound to every pint of
water; bake in a cool oven tor five or six
lemrs. To improve the color of the fruit a
few drojis of prepared cochineal may bo
Green Corn and Peach Pi ddino.-- One
cup of the pulp of green coni, which is ole
tained by cutting the kernels with a silver
knife anil pressing out the pip with tlw
knife lieing careful that the kernels are not
loosened from the * ob, one cup of sliced
line peaches, cruahed slightly, two tabla
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 5, 1887.
spoonfuls of sugar and one cup of water.
Mix thoroughly, put in an earthen pudding
dish, placing thin slices of peach on the
top. Bake from 30 minutes to half an hour
in a moderate oven. Serve cold.
Cucumber Pickijcb. —First make a brine
of salt and cold wafer strong enough to bear
up an egg. Boil this and |iour it on the
cucumbers (this recipe js for a lot of 800, not
exceeding two inches iu length), which
should previously lie well washed and all
the little prickles*removed; let them stand
24 hours in tliis brine. Then take out and
wipe dry. with care. Scald vinegar enough
to pur over them. Let them remain iu
this 24 hours; then pour off and put the
pickles in the jars or bottles iu which they
are to be left. Now, to one gallon cider
vinegar add one quart brown sugar, two
large green peppers, one-half pint white
mustard seed, Bc. worth each of ginger root,
whole cinnamon. Cloves and allspice, one
tablespoonful celery seed and alum the size
of a butternut. Scald those all well to
gether and pour boiling hot water over the
cucumbers. If in jars, turn a plate overto
keep them well under the vinegar and cover
Farm and Stock Notes.
Twelve hundred head of sheep sold in Eng
land lately for $15,000, the highest price on
record at a large sale.
P. J. Berckmans, of Augusta, Ga,, says
that the Kelsey Japan plum is as hardy as
the Wild Goose if worked on native plum
Roots are excellent for sheep in winter,
and are especially important with heavy
grain-feeding to keeping the digestive organs
in full vigor.
The Seckel pear is the best in quality of
all pears. It is a slow grower, however, and
it should therefore bo grafted on some
Ashes make a good mulch for the quince
bush during the winter. In the spring rake
the ashes over tlxo soil as far as the roots
extend und apply a little salt. A good re
turn will be made in fruit.
Oats or ensilage are favored in England
when com does not thrive. Experiments
at Newburn show oat ensilage to be better
than roots for fattening, and much better
than good hay, either dry or ensilaged.
The necessity of keeping the sheep on dry
footing should not be forgotten. A yard in
which sheep are kept should be one where
there is plenty of drainage. Wet footing
is the one thing that sheep will not stand.
It has been demonstrated that calves pay
better when kept until ten or twelve weeks
old than when sold as soon as born. They
will give a return for all tho milk they con
sume, as w ell as lessen the supply of milk
One of the experiment stations decided
last year that soaking seed-oats for about
two days in a solution of sulphate of cop
per—four ounces in a gallon of water—pre
vented the appearance of smut in the crop.
There may be something in it.
The Rural knows of a case occurring
within two weeks where, at its suggestion,
some fifty lice-infested chicks were cleansed
in an hour by the use of pyrethrum powder.
It is a safe, posit i ve, cleanly and easily ap
plied remedy. Try it, readers, but be sure
you get fresh powder.
Among the trees most troublesome to
drains, in respect to filling them with their
roots, are the willow, elm and poplar. Tho
common locust (Robinia pscudacacia)
should never lie planted near wells. It im
parts a disagreeable taste to the water. The
inner bark is poisonous.
The carrot has more fattening qualities
than other roots, and for this reason is par
ticularly adapted to sheep, young battle and
all animals intended for meat. Carrots will
help to fatten animals quickly and with less
cost than other roots, and quick fattening
produces tender and juicy meat.
A writer in the lowa State Register says
that he began planting white pines in 1857,
and planted them by the thousand trees.
They are now large enough for pretty good
saw logs and seem to be quite at home in
lowa. He settled on his farm twenty years
ago and is completely sheltered by a' pine
It is a fact that a strong nest of bumble
bees in a big clover-field is worth S3O to the
owner, for these insects are the chief agents
in fertilizing the blossom, thereby insuring
a heavy crop of seed. In Australia there
are no bumble-bees of our kind, and they
could not raise clover-seed until they im
It is thought that at no distant day the
culture of tho olive oil will become one of
the most important as well as profitable
fields of horticultural enterprise with us, as
it is at present with many countries in the
south of Europe, whose chief revenue is
derived from the export of olive oil and
An eminent writer says that cream is an
innocent, palatable, nutritious luxury for
everybody at all times. As an antidote for
a tendency to consumption it acts like a
charm and serves all the purposes intended
to be served by cod-liver oil with much
greater certainty and effect. Where sweet
cream can be had cod-liver oil is never
Prepare trees for planting by cutting tho
tops back in proportion to the amouig; of
injury done to the roots, which is generally
from one-half to two-thirds of the entire
top On this pruning all shoots should be
entirely cut away that are not needed for
the formation of a perfect head, and the
others cut back one-half to two-thirds of
Are you going to try a few sheep, in
quires the Line Stock Indicator , so as to
make some mutton and give the family rest
from tlw regulation salt pork they have had
about 335 days in the year; to,eat down the
briars and fence corner weeds; to leave a
little of the best fertilizer here and there
where it will do the most good, and to raise
some staple wool that is ripe for the market
and put spot cash into the family exchequer
at a time of year when scarcely anything
One of the largest britannia firms in New
England recommends the following to clean
silver: Onc-li(tlf pound of sal-soda added to
eight quarts of water; when at a boiling
heat dip the pieces of silver, and immedi
ately wash in soapsuds and wipe dry with a
piece of cottou flannel.
A popular fallacy, according to Mr. A.
W. Hare, of the Royal Society of Edin
burgh, is tho lielief that water from a rush
ing torrent is safer for drinking purposes
than water from a sluggish stream, for the
reverse is really the fact Be wage-contami
nated water contains fewer organisms after
ten or twelve days than river water, for the
reason that th# microbes’ rapid growth
during the first two of three days exhausts
their rood supply.
The purity of the mid-Atlantic air has
l>een demonstrated by Prof. F. B. Dennis, of
New York, by means of capsules of steril
ized gelatine, which were exposed to it on
the promenade dock, whore there was free
circulation of the atmosphere. In ten days
a few points of infection were developed.
When exposed in one of the state-rooms
over 500 point* Of infection were developed
within 18 hour*. But when a capsule was
exposed over the bow of tho ship it was
found to be entirely untouched. The ex
periments show how pure was the mid-ocean
air outside the enclosed spaces of the vewei.
Mr. Frank Spence has devised a hydrome
ter for measuring the strength ana specific
gravity of a solution which can lie used in
all countries alike. In this instrument the
scale is not arbitrary, as in existing instru
ments, such a< Baume’sor Beds’. The in
ternational hydrometer Is listed on tile sim
ple principle of siftittneting fn.m the specific
gravity scale the figure 1.0(1 for the constant
—water —and leaving the remaining figures
to indicate tho regularly hvrcailng or de
creasing strength of a solution. To get the
specific gravity from Hu-c figures it is only |
necessary to mid 1, in the same way tor j
liquids lighter than water ths specific grav
ity is got hy deducting it from (tie progress
ive figures on the scale.
Briquettes, or iuel In n ks from coni dust,
are growing In favor ami demand In Eu
rope. bait-laud has at last fallen into the
ranks of briquette making nations. One of
the largest coal-mining and pig-iron making
firms there is now erecting a plant with a
capacity of 300 tons I*l- day. In France
and other continental nations the business
is large and growing. Jules Uhagotolia, of
France, and Carlo Raggio, of Italy, have
each increased their plants by one new one
annually for the last six years, till now they
have a yearly capacity of nearly 350,000
tons' each, t )ther firms have also gone into
the business largely. The business is likely
to get a start in this country soon, where,
as coal dust costs nothing, the profits would
be large. _
IN THE BOWELS OF OLD LOOKOUT
Remarkable Caves Found In the
Mountains, and the Usual Stalag
mites and Stalactites.
From the St. le >u is Glohedtemocmt.
Three miles south of Chattanooga, out of
the eastern base of Lookout mountain, a
stream of water pours into the valley in a
steady volume a foot in width and six inches
deep. The flowing of the water ns it comes
out of the rocky well is accompanied by a
constant current of cold air, and for this
cause the natives have named it Blow ing
Spring, Some time ago the Grant brothers
and McGrath, who own the surrounding
mountain side and valley land, conceived
the idea that the spring had its source in
immense caverns, with which Indian le
gends say the interior of Lookout mountain
is honeycombed, and they offered a reward
of SSO to any one who would explore the-e
hidden caves. Tost Saturday a mountain
eer named Alex Smith appeared at the
office of Grant Brothers and claimed the
reward He brought several stalagmites
and stalactites of remarkable size and
beauty, and of many curious shapes, to
gether with small crystals and fragments of
rock which were seamed with what ap
peared to lie silvei, lead and copper.
The Grant Brothers told the mountaineer
they would give him the promised SSO and
another half a hundred on top of it if he
would verity his find by taking them over
the ground of his explorations. Accord
ingly a party, consisting of M. and H. IV.
Grant, J. w, McGrath. S. B. Logan, the
successful gas well liorer, and representa
tives of the daily papers took carriages and
drove to Blowing Spring this morning at 5
o’clock. After breakfasting at a farm
house, dressing themselves in heavy flannel
clothing, and providing themselves with
miners’ lamps, tho party, under the leader
ship of Smith, began their tortuous entrance
to the cave. The explorers had to take the
water from the start, crawling along in the
lied of a narrow stream on their hands and
knees, and often doing the snake act on
their stomach for hundreds of feet, at, a
time. When they left the open air the tem
perature stood at 80’, and the water in tiie
cavity was 40’. This mode of progress was
kept up for more than an hour, when a cav
ity on The right of the stream was entered,
and the party proceeded in a half bent, at
titude along a winding passage floored with
sand and obstructed by bowlders and ir
regular blocks of rotten limestone until
they reached a chamber of an oval shape.
50 feet wide and 75 feet in length, and
about 25 feet high.
Here the first stalagmites and stalaetites
of any considerable size were found. Many
of the former rose to a height of ten feet,
and the latter hung down from the ceiling
almost low enough to touch tho heads of the
beholders. Some time was spent in exam
ining the outer edges of this subterranean
apartment. Several pieces of rock were
knocked off with small hammers from the
jutting ledges on ono .aide of the cave, and
under the lamplight showed unmistakably
evidence of the presence of either silver or
lead ore. Following their guide the men
left this chamber, and after clambering up
a long, steep passage which led in the di
rection of the top of Lookout Mountain tor
more than half an hour, deseefidM for a dis
tance of nearly 100 yards, leaping like
mountain goals from rook to rock and then
entered a long gallery, which ran alongside
a stream for nearly half a mile. This gallery
had others opening into it at right angles
and irregular intervals, and its wals
were crusted with myriads of tiny crystals
that glistened like diamonds in the light of
the lamps, A sudden turn in the tortuous
passage brought the party into a large hall
over two acres in extent. Every one stood
rooted to the ground with astonishment.
In the middle of this immense opening glit
tored the crystal waters of a lake, and from
its centre rose a miniature island, from
whose bosom, uplifted to a height of nearly
fifteen feet, rose a tall, symmetrical stalag
mite; that bore a perfect resemblance to a
Gothic tower, white at the top, and of yel
lowish tint at the base. Urmarets, bastions,
and terraces were as accurately traced in
its outlines as if they had lieen fastened by
the tiand of a human architect, This large
central tower was surrounded by others
smaller in size and height,, and of divers
si 1 a lies and colors but all bearing a singular
resemblance to architectural forms.
The floor of the cave surrounding the lake
was smooth as glass and of a blackish gray
hue. like the marble formed in the white
oaks region in Southern New Mexico. It
was covered with bright pebbles of many
cqlore and varying in dimensions from the
size of a pin’s head to that of a walnut.
Many of these were gathered by the explor
ing party, and are pronounced to lie opals.
Borne of the specimens collected are said to
!>e larger and more flawless than those found
in the neighborhood of Ghihuahua. The
ceiling of this vast, underground cavern,
which was dome shaped and forty feet above
the miniature lake, was thick with pendant
stalactites arranged as if nature in placing
thorn there had tried her hand at lincnista
work. On benches of rock rising like ter
races on the eastern side of this apartment
were arranged huge stalactites, grotesquites
Is-iiring the sliupes of recumbent, auimals.
Among these latter Mr. McGrath found
and detached from its fastenings one that,
looked like a petrified turtle.
No fish were found in the lake, but on
one side of it were seen the footprints of
raccoon and liear. A crawling brook came
out of one side of the rocky wall and foil the
lake with its waters. A careful examina
tion showed that the lake had no outlet.
There is but one passage loading into this
immense cavern. It is the supposition of
many that these cavee were known to the In
dians, and there are evidences that they
used them as places for retreat during war
and as burial places for their dead On their
return trip the party explored many smaller
caves. In one of them indications of gyp
sum and iron were found, and in another,
which is not more t han 300 yards from the
mouth on tho side of Lookout Mountain,
they came u[)on a bubbling spring, which
Mr. Logan says, gives unmistakable evi
dence 01 the presence of natural gas.
He Felt Grateful.
From the Merchant Traveler.
The hammock squeaked unheeded as it
rubls-d the bark off the old man’s favorite
“Gertrude,” lie said, “huve you ever felt
that your heart beat responsive to that of
“I have, George,” owned up Gertie, and
her head nestled on his shoulder.
“Did you ever feel that your destiny was
so linked to that of another that it was use
less to try to follow it out alone?”
“Yes, George,” returned Gertie, as she
nestled some more.
“Gertrude, I will ask you more plainly,
do yon love me?”
“I will not attempt to conceal my feel
ings, George; I do.
“Well,” said George, sliding out of the
hammock, “I’m glint to hoar that, because
Will Tompkins Is-t. me a box of cigars the
other day that you were just Indulging in
a little flirtation. lam really much obliged
to you for the assurance, and—”
But ( •artic had gone into tho house and
slammed the door with all her might.
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Young or middle aged men, suffering
from nervous debility or kindred affections,
should nddrem with Idc. in stamps tor large,
treatise, Work!’* Dispensary Medical Asso
ciation, 883 Main street, Buffalo, N. Y.
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Anything needed for Men's wear at Bel
singer'*, 'H Whitaker street.
ONE CENT A WORD.
ADV EETTSEM ENTS, 15 Words or
more, in thin column inserted for ONE
VENT A WQiiU, Cash in Advance, each
Everybody who ha* any want to supply,
anything to buy or sell, any business or
accommodations to secure; indeed, any wish
to gratify, should advertise in this column.
HEI.I’ W.YVI l l>.
\\7ANTED, men to soli Shetland Mountain
>1 Ponies. V'anoy colors. Largest henl in
America. Sample pony free. Rare opportti
nifv. sfatnjx'd self-addressed envelope.
BYRON VAN HAI'H, Bourne, Kendall comity,
\\’ ANTED, immediately, at 6.1 Abeivorn. ft
” competent cook; also house servant'■ Call
between 8 ami 10to-day.
\V T ANTED, servant; general
It house work; ITeferonee required. Apply
130 State street.
\\ r ANTED, a white boyto serve soda Apply
> at LIVINGSTON'S I*H ARM AC Y, Hull and
State. • .
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DRUMMERS WAiNiTED—Men to sell tohncoo
direct from manufacturers, on a handsome
commission; drummers with other lines can
make tin extra salary selling our goods Ad
dress at once, Look Rox No. 8, Liberty, Vft,
\\ r ANTED, in Woman of sense. energy and
it respeelAbllitAjtjoi'our hiislnos* In Iter lo
cality. Salary nhoMt j*}o pci- month. Perma
nent position. RrfJuvm e. exchanged. R TIAIN
HKIDGK. Manager, ill Hondo street, N. Y
nRANTED, six gootl plasterers; tiest wages
paid; Central railroad, new building. I’.
J. KA 1.1.uN.
\ITANTED, a good mattressmaker ami up
n holsterer; must Imve good references;
steady work and good wages. Address MAlt
TIN Li >VEN<I KEEN, Tani))a, Fla Box 118.
KMI’LOYM EM W A N 1 El).
Y\, p ANTED, situation by man not afraid to
i 1 work; has worked two and a half voars
for JJ. li. H. Company in lahrutor.y. Business
before coming to Georgia from Wisconsin woo
dr.lliug artesian wells. Would work at drilling
wi lis now at any place In the Soul h if 1 could
get a job, but Wifi work at any honorable and
steady employment. Address A. It BRUNSON,
I*. O. Box 170, Atlanta, Ga.
YTTA NTF.D a situation as assistant book
ft keeper, or In an office, by a young man !!>
years of ago, a graduate of Eastman Business
College, who has had some experience Best
references given. Address J. W. WADIS, (Juit
ROOMS TO KENT.
JAOR RENT, 8 nice rooms, No. t! Margaret
JU street, with use of bath, furnished or un
furnished. Apply 131 Bryan street.
17V>n. RENT, four rooms, connected; ess.
water and use of bath ROltT. H TATEM,
Real Estate Agent.
FVtP. RENT, immediately, nr the Ist of Goto
her. * handiome jwrlor floor, consisting of
three connecting looms, v, itli pantry adjoining,
having water and plmity of closet room; they
are situated in a choice location; no children
upstairs and none allow ed in the house. Address
1\ Q. Box 184,
HOUSE* AND STORE* FOR HENT.
lAOR RENT, the three middle houses in block
F northeast corner Barnard and Bolton
streets; latest. Improvements; newly repainted
and repaired. Apply to O CH. GEM UN DEN,
corner sit. Julian and Whitaker streets
FIOR RENT, a comfortable seven-room bouse
on Habersham street, third door from
Taylor Apply In PETER AHENDORK, Halier
sham and Jones street latie
INOR RENT, dwellings 43, 43t$ and 44 .lefTerson
street, corner of York; in good condition,
with modern conveniences. Apply to G. 11.
RKMSHART, 118 Bryan street.
F-'OIt RENT, two fine two-story brick houses,
Nos Si' ami 37J$ Broughton street, in excel
lent condition, with modern conveniences and
good yard, at a reasonable rental. Apply to
P J. O'CONNOR, In Southern Bank building, or
at bis residence, 34 Broughton street.
INOR RENT, desirable brick dwellings, cm
1 trally located and having gas, water, etc.,
on premises: also offices on first uutl second
floors of buildings nil Bay and Drayton streets,
suitable for merchants, brokers nr lawyers. Ap
ply to ,IOhN FLANNERY A CO.
FNOR RENT, from Ist October next, five fine
dwellings, two-story on a basement, with
modern improvements; lit easy access to tv.o
lines street cur*. Apply to R. H. (.'LAGHORN,
No. 11l Bay street.
RENT, a desirable dwelling No. 70 Tay
lor street, between Abercorn and Lincoln
streets; possession given Oct. Ist or Nov. Ist, as
desired. J K. BROOKS. 181 Bay street,
IT'OR RENT, dwelling bouses Nos. hi! and hid
Barnard street; In li:st rate order. J )-’.
BROOKS, 180 Bay street.
lAOR RENT, the store No. 16.1 Congress street.
nextdoor to Solomons & (to,; one of the
best stands in the city. For terms apply to
GEORGE W. OWENS. 118 Bay street.
I NOR RENT, that fine store No. MO Congress
street front Nov, 1, IHR7. Apply to ED. F.
NEUFVILLE, 100 Bay street.
INCH KENT, desirable three-story brick dwe!
ling 13.1 Charlton Htrcet, between Bull and
Whitaker; rooms large; modern conveniences;
possession Oct. 1. E. W. CUBBEDGE, 181
lAOR RENT Two dwellings, northeast comer
1 Huntingdon and Montgomery streets. Ap
ply to G. H RKMSHART, 118 Bryan street.
I?OR RENT, store No. 188 Congress street,
I facing Johnson's square. Also, eleven-room
brick house, With two story out buildings. No.
:sti Mate street. J. C. ROWLAND, No. !S; Bay
TAOR RENT, from Oct. Ist, splendid store No.
J 87 Bay street, situate in Hutchison's Block,
ne.xt to corner of Abereont: lots splendid cellar
and is splendid stand for any business', second
and third stories can be. rented if desired. A.
It. LAWTON. Jr., 114 Bryan street.
FOR REV! MISCELLANEOUS,
1JV )R KENT. Jasper tipring Truck and Dairy
Farm. For particulars apply to ItOBT. H.
TATEM, Real Estate Agent.
FOR RENT, oftlce 93 Bay street. Apply to
1 DY. DANCY, US Hay Street.
I "OR RENT, one half of office lit Pay street,
I iijistnirs; immediate possession. JOHN
STON & DOUGLASS.
I NOR lease or sale, a flue reside nee, with sixty
acres of land, near Thnndertsih; dwelling
has twelve rooms in good repair; tin- fruit, con
sisting of teaches, peat**. plums, figs and grapes
on the place; would make a line vegetable or
dairy farm. Apply to WARREN & AX,HON, 64
Bay st reet.
M achinery for hale. For sale, an cm
tire Plant of 15.000 Spindles of Cotton
Spinning Machinery, consisting of Foss A Pevev
and Dridasburg cards, nearly new; Higgins'
Drawing ami Roving Frames; Excelsior Spin
ning Frames. Will be sold very low to dose it
oul, snd sold as a whole or any portion thereof,
to suit purchasers.
J. K. I, A MB,
■JOB chrstnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
I ADR laLK, I .at l is. (shingle*. Flooring, Ceiling,
Weathorlioardiiig and Framing Lumber.
Olltoe and yard Taylor and East Brood atraeta.
Telephone No. 311. RKPPARI) A (X)
lAOR HALF,, 11 desirable two-story residence on
1 Iu Ty street, with gas and water. Apply
to 911 unify street. ,
I NOR HALE, tbHorse Power Portable Engine,
nearly new, in first-don* order; price, SBIO.
J. W. TYN AN
LOs I .
I OMT. gold breastphi, blue setting, bangle of
I j one gold dollar aturtiftd monogram !
M, A. K.; loptt on between Lincoln and '
W'mt Broad. Will lilKTitliy reward by return- i
1 (IK Mine to Morning N**w* oAUn*.
mm wsmHWMKMMHMiMMs ■him.jiii hiiih 1 I——l a——m—
I*llol <Mi HA I'll V.
SPECIAL NOTH K PHOTOGRAPHY Price.. I
reduced Pviiu-s $1 50, Card* $3, Cabinet
$. | sir doom, and larger work In Use same pro
i, N. WIIJ4ON,
31 Bull street, f
I A DIES, for a Face awl Toilet Requisite
> nothing equal* the sii|>erlor and highly pel
fumed "Boraciue" Toilet Powler.
1)1 VK APPLE. BON BON The boat only at
I.IVINt hSTON S, Originator ami Introducer.
IO CENTS a (atokage for Heldt's Celebrated
1 U Cough Props at 0. IIEJDT A CO'S.
VFINK LOT of home grown Cabbage Plants
and St rawberry Plants for sale by GEO.
N OTICE. The Rosedew river front lots ad
vertised for some months past at the mini
mum iiriee of sl2u each, will not he sold here
after under $250 each; terms accommodating.
Am. O'hh, 1887. l„ A. KM.I.IOANT.
I.U I>OEN & BATES S. M. If.
Even Old Ocean Can’t
Get the Best of Them.
Funny things In print about pianos. We rend of
one falling from a four-storv window without
being much demoralised and of another that re
eeivoda cannon ball in its “Intervals” and rather
enjoyed the effect, than otherwise; but, while
those are pretty fair land performances, we can
actually show a piano that oven Old Ocean
tailed to silouco.
An American Piano Lies at Ocean's Bottom
for Weeks, and is To-Day a
Some eight years ago a vessel having ott
board un Upright Piano for us was wrecked and
sunk to the bottom. Weeks after she was
rai. 01. The case containing the piano was full
of water, en I the piano Itself was a sight, to
helmld. Everything about It and in it was
flooded, soaked, rusted am! discolored. Not a
key would sound ora hammer would work. We
never expected to realize s!> for it as it did not
seem possible that, a piano could survive such a
souking. But It soon dr ed outand to our Ba
ton • iinent its tone wan still there. We then
put It In repair and revarnishe.d the ease, and
nvr since that /Vono linn hern in constant use,
on rent, mill flh'ini/ satisfaction. It is a won
der to us and all toho kianr Its history.
This piano was not a ('bickering, Kimho,
Weber, or any high price instrument, hut
merely an honest-made, medium-priced Amert
can Piano, such as we have sold thousands of
since I WO.
.Vs long as American manufacturers can fur
nisU us with water proof pianos, like the above,
that llv'rvnghly satisfy purchaser, and tiear out
any guarantee i hat, we can give we shall si'll
them s.nd defend from all disparaging and un
fairs .persirma by those whose interests, lie In
the sale of Imported Instruments.
Depot lor Finest American Pianos'
Go to LaFars New Store
ANI) BEE HOW CHEAT HE SELLS
I T AVE your measure taken
At the same time, and
1 RY a set of his excellent
Nil RTS made to order.
(lie WHILE THERE INSPECT HIS LINE OF
Monarch dress shirts,
Boston garters in silk and ootton.
Rubber garments ok all kinds.
I Vmbroidered night shirts.
I VINES' HANDKERCHIEFS AT ALL PRICES.
I vIKLK THREAD UNDERWEAR.
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF SCARES.
NfAWL STRAPS AND HAND SATCHELS,
Anew line of HAMMOCKS, with PILLOWS
and BPI:E*BERK, juat in; also a lot of NEW
BATHING SUITS, at
29 BULL STREET.
tiMOA.li NO l it IN.
/ I EORGJ A, Chatham County. In Chatham
ll Superior Court. Motion to establish lout
To Inane D. I-aßoche, Henry Love, Abraham
Backer, I, Franklin Ikizier, Will. E. Dozier,
Thomas B. Dozier, Bona Dozier, Niuu Dozier
Pressley. Blanche K. C'hoppin, Arthur
D. Cboppiu, George R. Beard, Emma, Estelle
Hodgson, Mary L. Hodgson, Agues B. Uodg
non, George H. Hodgson, and. Joseph C. llodg
ELIZABETH A. RILEY having presented to
me a petition in writing, wherein she alleges
that a certain deed to lota Non. II and 12 in
Stephen ward, in the city of Savannah, waa
niude by ISAAC D. LzßOt'HEand SAMUEL P.
HELL. uol ing as Conuuiaeloueni under a decree
In equity in Chatham Superior (jourt, wherein
you were parties, or are repreaentativeu
of parties, or are interested adversely to
her title to said lota of laud, which said deed, a
copy of which in substance is attached to uuid
I petition and duly swurn Pi, bears date tile Mb
day of Juna, IwSO. and the original of which
deed said petitioner claims has been lost or de
stroyed, and she wishes said copy established
in lieu of said lost original. You are hereby
commanded to show cause, if any you can, at
the n*t Superior Court to lie held in and for
said county on the FIRST MONDAY IN DE
CEMBER NEXT, why said copy deed should
nut la- established in lieu of the lost or destroyed
And It further appearing that some of you,
to w it: Abraham Backer, L. Franklin Dozier,
Win, E. Dozier, Thomas B. Dozier, Bona Dozier,
Nina Dozier Pressley, Blanche K. Clhoppln, Ar
thur B. Cbopptu, George R. Beard, Emma K
telle Hodgson, Mary L. Hodgson, Agues B.
Hodgson, George H. Hodgson and Joseph C.
Hodgson reside outside of the Slate of Georgia,
it Is therefore further ordered that you so re
winding outside of the State of Georgia he
served by a publication of said rule nisi for
three months before the next termof said court
to wit: Three months before the FIRST MON
DAY IN DECEMBER NEXT in tlic Savannah
Morning News, a public gazette of this State,
published in this county.
Witness the Honorable A P, Alums, Judge
of said Court, this 27th day of August, A. li.
1887. BAkN ARI) E BEE,
It. It. RICHARDS,
Attorneys for Petitioners.
A true copy of the orlgirati rule nisi issued in
the above case. BARNARD E. BEE,
Clerk H. C., C. C.'
/'KORHIA, Chatham Ooikty. Notice |*
* * hereby given to all parties having dr ]
mauds HMuiiwt the .-suite of CATHERINE ■
MEHHTENK, late of Cliuthaiii county, now and I
ct-aard, to present them to me properly made
out within the time prem-ribeti by law. m, tu> to
aljow their character aml amounts; mol nil per
sons indebted to mid deceased an- hereby uotl-
Il(-<1 to make immediate payment to me.
JOHN h. mehrtkxh.
Administrator Estate of Catherine dehrtciti,
deceit-ed, B 1 Jefferson afreet, Kuratmuh.
KAVASNAH. Ana.let Hi. i**',.
IAWYKHH, doctor*. ministers, merchants, !
j inei iiatilca aurl other* having Ik.L*. mags
zincs, ami ot her printed work to i bound or r* ,
bound ran have such work dour in the beat style j
of the hioder'e art at the NoKMNO StSWH I
UINDLH Y. 4 Whitaker aUvet. ■
C. IT. DORkE'TT'S COLUMN.
SECURITIES AT AC*
C. 11. DGRSETT, Auctioneer.
Will sell at the Court House on TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER, C, 1887, during the usual hourl
1 Share of SAVANNAH AND TYBEE RAIL
Road PREFERRED STOCK.
2 Shares SAVANNAH FIRE AND MARINS
and Shares CITIZENS’ MUTUAL LOAN COM*
PAN VS STOCK.
•Ai Shares CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND
IMPROVEMENT COMPANY STOCK, twenty,
six installments paid. This w ill be sold in loti
of the shares.
A COMFORTABLE HOME
Upon Very Easy Terms.
I can sell the two-story residence (tenement) on
t lie west side of West Broad street, between
Anderson and llcury, upon the following very
A cash payment, of $B5O.
A monthly payment for Iwo years of $22 7.V
After the expiration of two year* a monthly
payment of $K> 75 for seven years.
The House Is nearly new and baa a Parlor,
Dining room Kitchen and three Bed room*,
with water 111 the yard.
The house Is well hutlt and furnished, ha*
good size rooms, high ceilings, and is altogothel
a very comfortable home.
Will sell on above terms, or for ?1 ,850 cash.
Seven |ier cent, on $1,850 for nine years, with
the principal amounts to $2,300. If the a Bov*
time payment is calculated it will amount td
1 *— m
I have for rent a fine now store and real
ilenee on the corner of West Broad and
Brick residence No, 45 .Tones street, second
door east of Habersham, two stories on a base,
The residence No. 189 York street, between
Bull and Whitaker streets; very roomy and cons
venient to business. C. H. DORSETT.
Avery desirable residence on Bolton st reet,
near Jefferson; southern front; unfurnished at
furnished, bedding and crockery excepted
C H DORSETT.
Thf demand for Realty continues very good.
Many Inquirers fall to materialize into buyer*
on account of the very poor offerings.
There is a great demand for low priced loti,
say from $BOO to SI,OUO. Also for a few choica
well located lota.
The prlnuipa! demand Is for residences, loca
ted In good neighborhoods, ranging in value
from $1,500 to $1,0(10 and $5,000.
A few SMALL FARMS or FARMING I,AND
near the city, from ten to thirty acre* in extent,
could be easily placed at FAIR PRICES.
A Few Additions
TO THE OFFERINGS lIAVF. BEEN MADS
RECENTLY, TP WIT:
A Very Elegant Residence large room*, high
ceilings, all the conveniences expected in a first
class house. Located tn an aristocratic neigh-'
A full lot on South Broad Street Facing
A Two-Story Residence on Green square. Thio
is a Bargain at flfteen hundred dollara
An Elegant Lot 60x105, in Southeastern Sea
tlon, for eighteen hundred dollara
A Lot 80x91, on Second Avenue, near Barnard,
for $125. No City Taxes.
A Lot on Montgomery street, near Secant
Avenue, for sfi2s.
Not far from the Tark, a three storr brick
house, containing eight rooms, and a two
story brick bouse in the rear. The whole prop
erty rill produce $5OO per annum. Can be
bought for |4.000.
Fine Lot on Jones street. 80x100. next to
Schwarz's Bakery; has two small dwellings on
the lane, rricc $2,500.
Five Acres (unimproved! on the Toast Line
Railroad, between the City and Bona venture.
There Is a certain profit to subdivide this into
A comfortable Two Story Residence and 3 toft
near 8., K. and W. Railway, for $2,900.
Lot 80x105 on Henry street, near West Broad,
in neighborhood just built up with good houses
A Two Story Woodon Dwelling, good locality.
In northern part of the city, convenient to Bay
street and the Market, for $2,900.
A Two Story Mouse in Yamacraw for $5OO,
Also two One Story Houses for $l,OOO.
The large Double Two Story Residence In the
northwestern corner of Bryan and Habersham
streets, for $2,300.
Two Cheat! !,oU< south of the city, near the
Dillon T'urehaee, each 40x00. $3lO each.
A Snug Cottage Homo comer of West Brow!
and Henry streets. Lot 49xf 0. Price $2,000.
Real Estate Dealer