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FRANKLIN IN FRANCE.
HI3 WORK AS COMMISSIONER AND
Nogliee’- C0 in Business Affiirs—How
He Accomplished His Mission—His
From th" Philudelohia Record.
John Bacli McAlaster is the writer of a
very interesting paper, entitled “Franklin
in France,” printed in the September
Atlantic. In the beginning he alludes to
the great mass of literature of which Frank
lin was the author, and of its widespread
popularity not only at home but abroad.
His “Father Abraham's Address” is printed
in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Bo
hemian, Gaelic and in modern Greek, and
since the ninety-seven yeai-s that have
passed by since hi death no period of ten
years has elapsed without anew edition of
his autobiography or anew life of him ap
jiearing in some of the languages of civilized
men. In spite of, all tliis little is generally
understood of the basis of his claims to be
considered a statesman, or of his famous
mission to France, Appointed one of three
Commissioners to France (Lee and Deane
were the other tp o), he set out for that coun
try October,l77o, and landed in December at
Auroy, on the coast of Brittany, whence he
hastened to Nantes. There he met with a
most extraordinary ovation—“such as has
never since been given to any citizen of the
United States” —for the report of “the shot
heard round the world” had reached France,
and the nation as one man took sides with
liberty. At Versailles, Paris, everywhere,
it was the same; he was welcomed as no
foreigner had ever before been welcomed.
His name and his cause were on every lip
till Vergenues forbade the crowds in the
coffee-houses to discuss “des inmrgens."
Meanwhile the King held aloof and declined
to receive the Commissioners, for he was
not disposed to openly befriend America,
and Deane, together with William Hodge,
set on foot a privateering venture, which
complicated matters, and finally ended in
• the recall of Deane and the appointment of
John Adams in his stead. Adams found
the little company of Americans all “by the
cal's,” and, although they could agree in
little else, they all agreed in urging Con
gress to abolish the commission and ap
point one man Minister to Franco. The ad
vice was taken, and Franklin was made sole
Minister to France.
A CONFUSED STATE OF AFFAIRS.
Nor were the business affairs of the com
mission in much better state than their
private affairs. “Carelessness, negligence,
disorder prevailed. Method and order
Franklin could not acquire even in his
youth. But he was now in his 73d year,
had been out of business for more than
thirty, and, as a consequence of age and
leisure, had grown more careless and un
methodical than ever. Men who came to
see him were astonished to behold the
weightiest papers scattered in profusion
about the room. Some who knew him well
ventured to protest, remiuded him that the
French wero eager to know his business,
that ho might in his own household have
many spies, and even went so far as to sug
gest that his grandson should spend half an
hour a day in putting his papers to rights.
To these his answer was always the same.
He knew that he was in all probability sur
rounded by spies; but it was his practice
never to bo concerned in any business he
was not willing to have everybody know,
and the disorder went on. All the com
mercial affairs, all treaty matters, all money
matters, all the diplomatic affairs of the
United States abroad, Were in the hands of
the commissioners. They made loans,
bought ships, paid salaries, exchanged pris
oners. Vet not a note-book not a letter
book, not an account-book of any kind, had
Such a shameful disregard of the first
principles of business alarmed Adams (who
had been left in France without an appoint
ment), and he turned himself into a drudge
in his endeavor to introduce something like
order into the office of the commission. He
also wrote a warning letter to Samuel
Adams, in which he plainly expressed his
fears that Franklin so loved his ease, so
hated to offend, and was so engrossed with
social affeirs and other frivolous matters,
that unless a Secretary who could be de
pended upon should be sent to him, America
would have reason to repent leaving politi
cal affairs in his hands.
HOW FRANKLIN ACCOMPLISHED HIS WORK.
Adams' fears were unfounded, although
his criticism was just. Mr. Ale .Master says
Franklin was indolent, was fond of society,
was unable to say yes and no. But he was,
at the same time, the most original charac
ter produced in America during the eigh
teenth century, and he accomplished a work
in France no other American could possibly
have done. On the March day, 1778, when,
in buokless shoes, wigless and in the plainest
clothes, he made his way through a crowd
of painted beauties and powdered fops to
thej*presenee of the King, his position in
France completely changed. On that day
he ceased to be a solicitor of favor. On that
day he became the recognized representa
tive of the United States, and more than
ever the centre of attraction at Paris. Air.
Lee and Mr. Deane were mere ciphers.
AVhat they thought, or did, or said, was, to
the French people and the French court, of
no consequence whatever. No paper ever
mentioned their names. No great man ever
darkened their doorways. The ear of
Vergennes was never open to them till a
letter from Franklin had prepared the way.
This position Franklin reached in a way
Mr. Adams could not understand. That a
man who flung his papers all over the floor,
kept no accounts, copied no letters, hated
business, dined out six nights a week, and
would not send away even a pestering fel
low with an angry “no,” could really be
serving his country well was to Air. Adams
an absurdity. Mr. Adams would
have lived at Paris, ignored the ®>o
ple, deluged the ministers with notes, and
have been well snubbed before he had been
six months in France. Franklin went to
Passy, lived secluded, gave the ministry no
trouble whatever, and by las tact, his
shrewdness, his worldly wisdom, his wit,
his skill in the management of men, made
himself the most popular man in France,
and by his popularity overcame a reluctant
minister and yet more reluctant King.
This done, the rest of his work was easy. He
had but to keep the good will anil love of
the French people, and he kept them com
TIIE WORK OF HIS PEN.
Such extraordinary popularity was not,
however, uumingled with contempt. One
writer of memoirs describes him as "one of
the grout charlatans of tho eighteenth cen
tury.” Another cannot abide his table man
ners, and despises him for putting butter in
his eggs and eating them from a glass. A
third denounces him in a long poem. Tho
author of a history of a French Louse ex
hausts the French language in a disgusting
description of him. Of all this Franklin
knew nothing, anil wont on with the busi
ness of his office, which was, in his opinion,
to keep tlie cause of his country betoro tho
eves of tlie people of France. His homely
sayings, his bon mots, his republican sim
plicity of dress and manner, did much to
accomplish this end. But ho loft no ex
pedient whatever untried, and often had re
course to his pen; wrote a dialogue between
threat Britain, France, Spain, Holland,
Saxony and America: a catechism relative
to the English national debt, and persuaded
Dubourg to make a translation of tlie con
stitutions of America. Vergennes objected
to their publication. The government would
not give a lioetuto. But tlie book came out,
anil the cause of America was more popular
than ever The constitutions were described
as a code that marked an op*e;li in the his
tory of philosophy; as a code that richly dis
served to be wail known, mid tlie men who
framed them wen> prononuiaki superior to
Solon and Lycurgus.
THE END or HIM LA BOJW.
'Thus matters went ou until the signing of
Uie treaty, concerning which an idle story
has long been current, and is still believed.
1 his talo relates that when the Commission
! el 2i were all assembled and were about to
amx their names to the treaty Franklin ex
cused himself and left the room,and that when
lie came back he was dressed in an old and
i almost threadbare suit of brown. Nothing
was said by the Commissioners. But their
looks betrayed astonishment, and Franklin
told them that the clothes he then had on
were those he wore when \Vedderburne so
shamefully abused him before the Privy
Council. “The story,” says Air. McMaster,
“is pure fable. It has not a scrap of truth
)1° rest on. The incident never occurred.
I Franklin never asserted it, and it was dur
ing his lifetime denied, and flatly denied, by
one of the officials who was present at the
Another incident in his life that is com
monly misunderstood is the famous Strahan
letter; the letter ending: ‘"You are now my
enemy, and I am yours.” The writer knows
of no collection of his works and letters in
which this document is not treated as a
piece of spirited and sober writing. Yet it
certainly was no more than a jest. Had
this not been so, all friendship, all corres
pondence, between the two would have
ended the day the letter was received. But
no such falling out took place, and they
went on exchanging letters long after the
war had seriously begun.
With the signing of the treaty the labors
of Franklin in France may be said to have
ended. He continued, indeed, to act as
minister till the summer of *1785, when
Jefferson succeeded him. But old age was
upon him, his infirmities were many, and
his time was chieflv given to his friends and
his pen. The work which he did in France
is generally unknown, because it has never
vet been fairly set forth. Borrowing money,
fitting out ships, buying clothing, powder
and guns, settling disputes, writing dis
patches, was the least important and the
least creditable part of what he accomplish
ed. When he landed in France, in 177(i,
neither the King, nor the ministers, nor the
mass of the nobility, had any heart in the
American cause. His sole support was
public opinion, the most fickle and treach
erous of all support. Yet he never for a
moment lost it. By his tact, his knowledge
of men, and the ways of men, he turned it
from the wild enthusiasm of a day into
downright admiration for the American
Bad and Good Luck Seen in Various
Signs and Portents.
From the San Francisco Post.
I noticed a neat, modest-looking
young lady pushing her way along
in the crowd on Kearny street the
other day and was surprised to see so much
spirit manifested by a girl of her dainty ap
pearance. When she met several ladies she
would crowd closely to the street edge or the
wall,but when men came along she marched
boldly between them. Calling the attention
of another lady to her strange manner, she
“O, I always do that, too. I understand
it;.she’s superstitious.” •
“How is that?” I asked.
“Well, you see it brings good luck to sep
arate men when you meet them, but nothing
breeds misfortune so surely as to divide two
women on the street.”
I looked to see if she were jesting, but saw
at once that a judge could not be more se
“And do you believe that nonsense?” 1
“Why, I s’pose it’s foolish,” she answered,
“but I knoiv if I ever do something happens.
Now, just yesterday I was with another lady
and was ashamed to turn out, and we went
right between two women, and at dinner I
swallowed a toothpick and come near chok
ing to death.”
“But you didn’t die?” I suggested.
“No, but Iw'as awfully scared. ’
That evening I went to a party and tried
to find out the pet superstition of each girl
I danced with. And they all have them.
One wouldn’t go under a leaning ladder, an
other would be sure of becoming ill if she
saw the moon over her left shoulder, an
other would not read an epitaph for fear of
losing her memory. One girl told me she
could stop a dog’s howl by taking off her
shoe and spitting in it. In drawing her
kerchief from her bosom a narrow slip of
papier fluttered to the ground on which were
some hieroglyphics. “O, my charm!” she
exclaimed. 1 supposed she had lost an arti
cle of jewelry, and was searching about for
it when she seized upon the scrap of papier
as though it were a deed to a San Diego cor
ner lot. My curiosity was aroused, and she
explained that it was a charm insuring suc
cess in undertakings, purchased by her at a
great price from an Egyptian fortune-teller
in Paris, and that its possession alone
amounted to nothing, but it must be put
into the pocket or in the bosom of a
dress during the recital of an Egyptian
verse. If one failed to remember" that,
however, the Lord’s prayer might be subti
In the midst of an waltz
with one lady she suddenly paused and
pressed her hand spasmodically to her upper
“What is it?” I asked.
“I was so afraid I should sneeze,” she
remarked. “I wouldn’t for anything to
“Why tonight more than any timer
“O, it’s Friday, and ‘sneeze on Friday
sneeze to your sorrow.’ And it comes true,
too, if I ever do forget. Did you never hear
Sneeze on ifond ay sneeze for danger;
Ou Tuesday for a stranger,
On Wednesday for a letter,
On Thursday for something better.
On Friday tor your sorrow,
On Saturday, company to-morrow
“I always try to sneeze on Saturday,’’she
I have taken notes since then and I find
there is not one of the sweet creatures that
has not her pet superstitious whim. I have
a little friend on Van Ness avenue who
would go to church with her sealskin jacket
wrong side out, if by any improbability she
happened to get it on that way, rather'thau
incur the bad luck sure to overtake tier by
taking it off to change it. I know a girl on
Fourteenth street, in Oakland, who becomes
quite radiant when her dressmaker is obliged
to rip a seam she has just sewed, as she is
sure she will live to wear the garment out.
I remember visiting a ranch whore bees were
kept and the hostess telling me that honey
was a failure that year on account of their
neglecting to rap on the bee house to tell
the occupants that her father hail died.
“He died very suddenly,’.’ she said patheti
cally, “and in the surprise and hurry and
nil we forgot all aliout it until daylight, and
It was too lata then, for he’d been dead four
hours, and the bees must be told within the
hour or you’ll lose ’em all, and sure enough
How the Joke Worked.
From the Detroit Free Press.
“I want the biggest, and best watermelon
in that lot,” he said, as he surveyed a great
pile of watermelons in frontof a Woodward
“Yes sir—here it is—best melon I’ve seen
“plug it,” was the brusque command.
“Yes, sir—Splendid red core. Shall I put
it on ice?”
The purchaser drew from his pocket a
flask of port wine and proceeded to pour
the contents into the orifice. The melon
readly absorbed the liquid, and when the
plug was replaced the man chuckled! “He!
he! he! I want that melon sent to the
temperance fanatic! Say nothing, and it
will lie a big joke on him.”
A couple of days later the man came
around to the store again and asked:
“Well, the melon was sent up f”
“Oh, yo." , ,
“And tho boy didn’t give my little plot
“Oh, no; but we heard from ft."
“You did! He! he! he! What did he
Hay f* 1
“He and hi* family were off up the lake,
but tlie hired girl and coachman said it
was tiie finest melon they ever put tooth
THE MORNING NEWS: AIONDAY, SEPTEAIBER 12, 1887.
GAMBLING IN LEADVILLE.
The Famous Mining Town of Leadvllle
is Good and Bad In Spots.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Alany pieople are under the impression
that Leadville is a very wicked city. This
is a mistake. Leadville has its morals and
its vices, and the relations between them
are somewhat peculiar. It is submitted
without argument that a community which
sends the President of its First National
Bank to the penitentiary for ten years can
not be said to be withoutconsiderable moral
tone. Leadville did just that with a man
who had betrayed a trust, and so far has re
solutely refused to join in a sentimental
movement for a pardon. An assayer of good
position, who had loaned his science to a
conspiracy for stealing rich ore, followed
the banker down the Grand Canyon and
into retiremeut behind the bars. Mine offi
cials and others have gone the same wav for
plundering employers. The Leadville code
is not an extensive one, hut justice follows
swift and sure upon infractions of it. Hav
ing decided to tolerate gambling Leadville
does so in the most open-handed manner.
Some of the best locations on the avenue
are giving up to the votaries of fickle for
tune. There is none of the hypiocrisy of
half-drawn blinds. The doors are thrown
wide opien and from the street can be
seen at any time the green tablas sur
rounded by the players, while the click of
the chip* and the bawling of the man at
the keno goose fali upon the ears of the
passer-by. Gambling in Leadville is a busi
“Our running expenses,” said Con Feath
erly, one of the proprietors of the Texas,
“are $7,500 a month. When the house
opened in 1879 it ran behind steadily for six
months, and came pretty near going under.
Then it took a turn for the better and ran
ahead. If we take in $15,000 or $20,000 a
month we are pretty well satisfied. That
pays running expenses und leaves a margin
Downstairs there is the bar on one side,
gorgeous with its mammoth mirror and its
array of cut glass. A lunch counter just
across the way is also doing business On
blackboards are displayed the scores of the
day’s base ball games, the results of the
races, and the grain and stock quotations
from the East. To the right is a room with
half a dozen games of faro in progress, and
open to all coiners. Back of the faro room
is the business office of the establishment.
Then comes a long, high chamber, where a
hundred men try, hour after hour, to put
five buttons in a row on a numbered card,
while a loud-voiced young mail whirls the
goose and calls out the number on each lit
tle ball as it falls into his hand. There are
electric devices to show at a glance the
exact number of cards taken out and the
consequent pot to go to the holder of the
winning card. This is keno. It is the
popular game, and the noisy one as well, so
the players are shut into” a big room by
themselves. But faro and keno are only two
of the games which the Texas provides for
its patrons. Adjoining the keno room the
roulette has its comer, and a pleasant-faced
man whirls the wheel and the marble in op
posite directions, reciting in a low well
“Black or red, odd or even, high or low.
Thirtv-five for a single number. Round and
round the little ball goes. Roil it for your
self if you like.”
Roulette, the great game of the European
resorts, is not popular in Leadville. Now
and then a young clerk or a laboring man
will stop and risk a dollar on the black or
red, but the play is seldom heavy. The fact
is, the wheel is rather under suspicion in the
AVestern country. Smart gamblers have
been able to fix it up by magnetism and
electrical currents so that the little marble
found its way too often to the single 0 or the
00, both of w'hich sweep the board for the
house. Alexicans like roulette, but Ameri
cans give it a wide berth. The dice table,
where the dealer sits behind a monstrous
box and rattles down the cubes, is better
patronized. “Stud-horse poker” has some
adipjxers, but straight poker is alwavs sure
of a tableful. In the rooms on the first
floor everybody comes and goes at will.
Alen reach over each other’s shoulders to
laydown their bets. Up stairs there are
rooths better furnished for those who prefer
to be a little more secluded. Down stairs is
for the crowd. Up stairs is for the heavy
“The largest winning at a single setting
that I remember,” Raid Mr. Featherly, after
taking a few moments to consider the ques
tion, "was $16,000. I recollect a big game
we had one Saturday night in the front
room. We had been playing all the even
ing, and about 11 o’clock there was some
talk of stopping. The house was out $3,500
on the game. One or two of the players
started to go, but came back and said that
it was snowing so that a man couldn’t see
ten feet ahead of him So the game was
kept up ail night, until 8 o’clock Sunday
morning, and when we stopped the house
was SIO,OOO ahead, besides recovering
the $3,500 behind at 11 o’clock the night be
“These big games are sometimes affected
by things which people who do not gamble
would consider trivial,” continued Mr.
Featherly. “We had a game going one
night in the back room and the principal
players were two Eastern men who had
come here to buy a mine. They had drafts
in their pockets for SIOO,OOO. One was a
man worth $4,000,000 or $5,000,000. The
betting was heavy. About 11 o'clock some
of the rooms were closed. The | 'layers were
into the game about $2,500. For "some rea
son we moved from the back room into the
front room and went oil. The players made
a few bets, fidgeted about and "then quit.
The moving from one room to another nail
broken the charm. If we hud kept on in
the back room the game would haveVun all
night, probably, and $20,000 might havo
changed hands. I talked to the players
about it afterward, and they said that it
was the change of rooms that made them
stop. This may sound odd to those who
don't know anything about the little influ
ences w hich affect playing, but all gamblers
will underecand it.”
Tulmage visited Leadvilleonce, and it fell
to the lot of the good Major Bohn to show
him the town. “I want to see it all,” said
tlie preacher, and the Major gave up two
nights to tlie job. Some time after midnight
of tlie second round the pair drew up in
front of the hotel.
“Have I seen everything!” asked the
“Everything,” replied the Major con
“I have 'been much instructed,” said the
He had “slummed” exepsively in New
York, but he admitted that Loadville could
give him points. Standing on Harrison
avenue und looking westward alo;v State
street, the visitor has spread before him a
district of a few hundred yards which
contains more concentrated wickedness than
any similar strip of ground on the Ameri
can continent. New York not barred. Vice
here displays her most hideous mien, and is
rapturously embraced. Tlie locality is given
up without a protest to those who inhabit
it. Leadville authority only says “life and
property must i,e safe here,” and further
than that does not interfere. (Suppression,
it is argued, would only cause the ulcer to
spread and contaminate the whole city. So
State street und its immediate vicinity is
surrendered to tho dance house, the variety
show, and the brothel, and the rest of the
city is kept morally clean. Practically no
limit is put upon human depravity. All
night long the street is seething. Women
of ail ages and nationalities and colors go
in and out of the wide-open doors. Four
hprse ore wagons are driven down from
the mines and unloaded, fifty men at a
time in front of one or another of the places
of entertainment. And such an entertain
The huge, drastic, griping, sickening pills
are fast bring superseded by Dr. Pierce’s
After Summer Cornea a Fall.
That’s why we are slaughtering Gents’
Hummer Suite aud Furnishings. B. H. Levy
A NEW REPUBLIC.
A Triangular Bit of Land North of the
Amazon Becomes Independent.
From the London Telegraph.
The tract of land which lies between
Brazil aud French Guiana, and which was
a no-man's-land, lias lieen declared by its in
habitants an independent country. The
Republic of Counani, as it is called, is
24,000 miles in extent, the coast line is 187
miles long ami the population is 700 persons,
one-half of whom dwell at Counani, the
capital, in thirty-five houses. The bulk of
these are descendants of Alaroons, or slave
refugees from Brazil; but I learn from Al.
Boisset, the agent of the new-fledged re
public in France, that their sympathies are
entirely French. In 1883 t hey begged to be
annexed to France, but the French govern
ment declined, in observance of a treaty en
tered into with Brazil in 1841, which de
clared Counani neutral soil.
Repulsed but not baffled, the natives
unanimously set up a republic, with a
French journalist, M. Jules Gros, at its
head. The other members of the govern
ment are likewise Frenchmen, liv
ing in France, and the French
language Is rendered official in the
new-born State. I have before me the first
number of the official journal of Counani,
styled “Les Nouvelles do France et des Col
onies, Journal Offielel de la Republique.”
La Gagane Imlrpendente, whose offices are
at the Legation 18, Rue du Louvre, is an in
teresting little penny sheet, ami is to come
out twice monthly. The official column
contains a decree signed at Vanves, a sub
urban district, by the Life President, ap
pointing M. Guignes Minister of State and
Grand Chancellor of the Order of the Star of
Counani. Another and older decree insti
tutes the Order of the Star of Counani, of
which there are to be 10 grand crosses, 20
grand officers, 30 commanders, 100 officers,
and an unlimited number of knights. The
star, of which I saw a colored drawing at
the Legation, is undoubtedly a tasteful one.
Al. Boisset tells me that after M. G ros leaves
France very few decorations will be any
longer given away, so that this distinction
will become a very rare aud hence highly,
The resources of the country consist of
agricultural products, minerals, timber and
cocoa, £7.000 sterling worth of which is an
nually exported; India rubbtr, cotton, sai
sap .rilla, tobacco, vanilla, coffee, maize,
rice, potatoes, dates, guavas, pineapple ,
oranges, lemons, etc. Breeding horses, cat
tle and sheep is also very profitable. A line
of vessels will be run between Counani* and
Cayenne ou one hand, and Para, in Brazil,
on the other.
Experience of Two Philosophic Vaga
From the New York Evening Snn.
Two idle men sat on a bench in City Hall
Park. After getting in conversation they
soon began talking of other days.
“I guess we’ve done some quee r jobs in
our time,” remarked one of the men, “and
as it will help to pass the time I’ll tell you
about a peculiar position I once held. I
was hard pressed for money and went to
work for an uptown florist who had de
vised anew method of drumming up trade.
I didn’t like the job, but I soon found that
a man will often do disagreeable duties for
another which nothing could induce him to
do for himself. I hail to read the daily
papers regularly and take down the name
and address of every family in which a
death had occurred.
I then called upon the most likely ones,
presented a mourning card bearing the
name aud business of my employer, and
solicited orders for funeral designs. At first
owing to a lack of self-assurance, I male
but indifferent success, but in the couree of
time I acquired the studied solicitude of the
accomplished undertaker and obtained an
order at nearly every house. It was a soft
snap while it lasted, but the other florists
soon caught on and worked the thing to
death. At one house where I tailed I found
a dozen other canvassers ahead of me. My
occupation was gone.”
“I’ve been looking for a job all my life,”
went on the next, a vigorous little man
with snapping black eyes, “because it's as
hard tp, s uit other people as it is to suit one
self. Talk about living on one’s wits, why,
I guess I*ve held more jobs than any other
man in the country. It’s often said that
one half the world don't know how the other
half lives: and no wonder—for in a city like
this, made up of all sorts and conditions of
men, there are opportunities of earning a
livelihood in the by ways of trade undreamt
of by all except those immediately con
cerned. Some time ago I got acquainted
with the proprietor of a restaurant where 1
lunched. The man told me ho was being
ruined by an opposition place a few doors
above, the owner of which had a set of
electric bells constantly ringing to attract
customers. I set my wits to work and got
the man to buy a parrot, which I bung up
over the door. I then stood in front of the
entrance and shouted ‘Hi!’ as each person
passed. The thing was a great success,
customers began to pour in, and the pro
prietor was kept busy aniwering questions
as to how he had ever trained the bird. But
the opposition man got on to the racket
and hired an ex-pugilist, to figure as the in
sulted pedestrian. I was taken to the
hospital in an ambulance, and when I
recovered I looked aliout for another job.”
c dll Cured bya
PerrrDaxis Pom pil/cr
in a little /dilicor
Sugar and darter
Au. Druggists seu.it.
HYGIENIC, INFALLIBLE & PRESERVATIVE.
Our** without addition*) trstixMK>t, all
rmi( fr oltrotiio iila’hnrks of ilm urinary OryiOi
#*rVrr#, / u.m'ton, yirii,
took U by UruMtiita uurwutfbvul Ui tiuiaii H lioUaa.
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A BOLD STATEMENT.
Every one of the prices given below wore 10, 15 and in some instances 25 per
cent, lower than the same goods can be bought in any other house.
M-ineh All Wool LADIES' CLOTH, in the new
64 All Wool, new color, Tklt'OT CLOTHS,
White, Red aud blue All Wool FI,A NTs'ELS,
37 iuches wide, 35c.; worth 50e.
A few bales of Bleached and Unbleached at
lCc.; w orth a yard.
10-4 Unbleached, 19c.; 10-4 Bleached, 19c.;
regular 35c. goods.
500 dozen Checked White Damask, Colored
Border and Turkey lied at sc. each.
A Mattress Tick, ti'.|e.; a Feather Tick, 12hje.
TILl© Biggest; Bargain of _A_ll_
600 do/eu GENTS' PURE LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, Hemmed and Laundriod, ready for
use, at 16 2-80.
E C K STEIN’S.
fl v jm Hk. jfl
flentlemen—lt Is dne yon to y that I think lam entirely well of eczema after navm*
taken Swift's Speciftc. I hare been troubled with It very little In my face elnce lari spring;
At the beginning of cold weather last fall it made a slight appearance but went away and
has never returned. S. S. H. no doubt broke it up: at leaat it put my ryrtem in good condition
and I got. well It also benefited my wife greatly In case of lick headache, and made a perfect
•ore of a breaking out on my little three year old daughter last rummer.
Watkinrvlllc, Ga., Feb. 18, 1886. 0 Ray. JAM Eh V. M. MORRIS.
ftraatue on Blood aud Skin Diseases mailed free.
Tim bwirc snciyio Cos., Drawer S, Atlanta.
Mammoth Millinery House.
We are now offering immense lines of New Straw Hats,
Ribbons, Feathers, etc., which are now being shipped daily
by our New York buyer, and our Mr. Krouskoff, who is now
North to assist in the selection of the Choicest Novelties in
the Millinery Line. It is astonishing but a fact, that we sell
fine Millinery cheaper than any retail store in New York. How
can we do it? Cannot tell. This is our secret and our suc
cess. Perhaps on account of large clearing out purchases or
perhaps from direct shipments from London or Paris—but no
matter so long as the ladies have all the advantages in stock
We are now ready for business, and our previous large
stock will be increased, and we are now offering full lines of
fine Milans in White and Colors, for Ladies, Misses and
Children in an endless variety of shapes
RIBBONS, RIBBONS, new novelties added and our regu
lar full line entirely filled out.
We knock bottom out in the price of Straw Goods.
We continue the sale of our Ribbons at same prices as
heretofore, although the prices have much advanced. >.
We also continue to retail on our first floor at wholesale
KEHOE'S IRON WORKS.
Broughton Street, from Reynolds to Randolph Streets,
Savaim all, - - Georgia.
CASTING OP ALL KINDS AT LOWEST POSSIBLE PRlOlfi.
THE RAPIDLY INCREASING DEMAND FOR OUR
SUGAR MILLS AND PANS
T T induced uh to manufacture them on a more extensive scale than
I I ever. To that end no pallia or expense has been snared to maintain
W their HIOH STANARD OF'EXCELLENCE.
■ These Mills are of the BEST MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP, with
heavy WROUGHT IRON SHAFTS (made lon* to prevent danger to the
operator i, and rollers of the liest charcoal pig Iron, all turned up true
H H They are heavy, strong and durable, run light and even, and are guaran
teed capable of grinding tlie heaviest fully matured
All our Mills are fully warranted for one year ■CSHitfflE'J
■. Ittr'KiJl <>ur I'ans being cast with the bottoms down,
INMnaDlnSl |. (Naess Ml * hues' dornbilil v sad uniformltv of ,‘2r
tbmjme*K FA TO THOSE MADE IN
P 8 Having unsurpassed facilities,
W£ GUARANTEE OUR PRICES TO BE AS LOW AS ANY OFFERED.
A Large Stock Always on Hand for Prompt Delivery. .
Win. Kehoe <te Cos.
N. B —The name " KEHOE’rt IKON WORKS,' la cast on all our Mills and Pans.
| 'M fil ELASTIC SUSPENDER WITHOUT RUBBER,
/fey Hi (N 'Combining; Comfort and Durability.
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V ' 7 . Your Leaver i*vr 'i iiem.|
/7/ ••nt by Post P.i.o. /;i .< ■ i<; of p ih p th* to. owmf List
wi. Q U p,i t y t prno •*<** w*usi 29
V / Zv- \// oimo silk wb ISO
vp* t •£/* )/& & iUO' r fatter “ 9.00
w/ \ARKSTaO!3 B’PCCo,lfl}^i.i£lS,
27-inch Wool Filling, Plain, Colored and
Fancy styles, 15c.
A Big Drive iu BLACK (IROS GRAIN at $1
and $1 35.
Rich Fancy Colored and 10 4 WHITE WOOL
BLANKETS at $4 75; worth $7.
25 pieces Bleached and Unbleached Damask,
new patterns, 46c.; worth 65c.
2.000 Pure Linen, large size, TOWELS at 15c.;
11-4 WHITE SPREADS, very handsome pat
terns, heavy quality, at 76c.
Closing out 136 pieces from $1 a window up.
EDIT CATION AL.
For Full Information of the Above Schools
call os on Annnrss
HOENSTKIN & MACCAW,
THE FIFTIETH ANNUAL SESSION BEOINB
OCT. 5, 1887.
Location beautiful. Life home like. Educa
tion thorough. Health, Maimers ami Morula
The best, instruction In Literature. Music. Sci
ence and Art. Twenty ex|ierienced officers and
teachers. Low rates. Apply- for Catalogue to
W. 0. BASS, President,
orC. W. SMITH, Secretary.
Miss Randolph’s School
1214 EUTAW PLACE. BALTIMORE. MD.
fit WO or three vacancies are still open for the
1 coming Res Mon, which commences SEPT.
20th. Abdications should be made to the
HPHE INSTITUTION enters upon Its fifty flrst
1 H‘Hsion October IS, 1887, with enlarger! fac*
ulty and increased facilities. For
and Information write to
ISAAC S. HOPKINS. President.
Near Atlanta, Ga. Chas. M. Neel, Supt.
notre Same of Maryland.
f'IOLLEGIATE INSTITUTE for Young Yadies
V > ami Prejraratory School for Little Girls,
Kmbla P. 0., three miles from Baltimore, Md.
Conducted hy the Sisters of Notre Dame. Send
SOUTHERN HOME SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.
915 and 917 N. Charles Street., Baltimore.
Mrs. W. M. Carv, I Established 1843 French the
Miss Oaky ( language of the School.
I Falk I Son
INVITE INSPECTION OF THEIR STOCK OF
1 Vte #.if
WITH THE ASSURANCE THAT
SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED
TO ATX THEIR CUSTOMERS.
DOOMS, SASH, ETC.
Doors. Sashes, Blinds.
All of the above are Best Kiln-Dried White Pioew
ALHO DEALER PC
Builders' Hardware, Slate, Iron and
Wooden Mantels, Grates, Stair*
work, Terracotta, Sewer
Pipe, Etc., Etc.
Paints, Oils, Railroad, Steamboat and
Mill Supplies, Glass, Putty, Etc.
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Hair.
Plain and Decorative Wall Paper, Frescoelng,
House and Sign Painting given personal atten
tion and llnished in the nest manner.
GRAIN AND II .
W K LEA I)
ON BEST GRADES OF
Northern Cabbage. Potatoes,
Onions, Apples, Turnips, Cocoanuts,
And all kinds of FRUITS and PRODUCE ia
GRAIN AND HAY,
Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran Eyes, Feed Meal,
Grits, Meal, Crocked Corn, Peas, Etc.
Get our carload pricea
lfi'.i MAY ST.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO,
Imported Bay Eum,
A FINE ARTICLE,
AT STRONG'S DRUG STORE,
Corner Dull uuU perry hums lan*.