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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetinos— Burglar Alarm and District Tele
Special Notices—As to Crew of British
Steamships Astraea and Kate Fawcett and
Spanish Steamship Pedro; To the Members of
the Naval Stores Mutual Protective Association:
Cabbages, Kavauaugh & Brcnuar.
Cheap Column advertisements— Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Educational Savannah Academy.
Mason and Hamlin’s Organs—L. it B. S. M. H.
Auction Sales—Sundries, by D.|R. Kennedy.
Mr. Louis F. Post, the anti-poverty
agitator, speaks of “that blackmail called
rent.” Mr. Post, should he relieve his own
poverty, will evidently invest in stocks and
bonds and not in real estate.
The Czar of Russia is said to have a super
stitious dread of war, having been warned
by a fortune-teller that his life would end
during a war. Superstition is seldom so
good a thing, and such wise fortune-tellers
are not common.
All is not serene in the Democratic camp
in New Jersey. The old war between Sen
ator McPherson and H. S. Little has broken
out again. It is unfortunate for the reason
that it may lead to a Republican succeeding
McPherson in the Senate.
The discreet silence which most of the
Tennessee newspapers have maintained In
regard to the warm canvass on the prohibi
tion question going on in that State must
mean something Is it possible that their
editors can’t form an opinion as to what the
result of the election will be?
It is a singular coincidence that Thomas
Jefferson should have died on the fiftieth
anniversary of the signing of the Declara
tion of Independence, and the last of his
household, Mrs. Meikleham, during the cel
ebration of the one hundredth anniversary
of the signing of the constitution.
Gen. Butler is in Chicago, presumably for
the purpose of examining the record in the
Anarchist cases. The General’s services
come high, and his being employed indi
cates that the condemned men’s friends are
spending money freely. They claim to be
able to raise any amount necessary.
Gen. Slocum, who made ar. enviable rec
ord during the war, and who is a Democrat.
Is a candidate for the office of Commander
in-Chiof of the Grand Army of the Repub-,
lie. His election would go a long way to
ward rescuing the society from the slough
of political partisanship into which it has
The independent Democrats of Maryland
•re not attracting the attention they did
some weeks since, and their movement
groins to have collapsed. The leaders of the
regular party express the utmost confidence
of success in the coming election. Seuator
Gorman has evidently lost none of his
shrewdness as a political manager.
Philadelphia newspapers are always
among the very best in this country, or any
Other, but they surpassed even themselves
during last week. They printed wonder
fully complete reports of the centennial
ceremonies, but, better than that, forgot
politics for the time and without regard to
party devoted themselves to the duties of
hosts. And those duties were well per
Gen. Black’s report shows that since 18*51
the government lias paid in pensions $883,-
440,298 30. This amount is not much
•mailer than the present bonded debt. The
amount paid out for pensions Is increasing
rapidly from year to year, so that when the
last pensioner dies, somewhere about the
year 2000, it will be seen that the actual cost
of the war was a mere trifle compared with
the immense damage done to the health of
the Federal soldiers.
Senator Sherman recently said in a speech
(bat there were “almost as many evils in
elections North as South.” This is a pecu
liar statement to he made by a man who
claims that the Republican party shnuld bo
recalled to power because it is the only party
which can and will compel fair elections in
the South. By his own statement elections
are ’‘almost” as fair in the South as in
Ohio, and he had better begin his proposed
reform at home. There is no work for him
of that kind in the South.
It seems to have been Foraker himself
who spread the report that he was snubbed
by Mrs. Cleveland at. Philadelphia. Ho ex
panses great, pride and pleasure in the oc
currence. Where there is room for either is
hard to see, but probably he thinks it avail
able political capital, and in their present
state of bankruptcy the Republican leaders
will go to almost any length to acquire a
little capital of that sort. Even if it is bogus
or counterfeit, as in this case, they are glad
to get it, as they may palm it off on the
blind or unsuspecting.
A correspondent of a Jacksonville paper.
In discussing freight rates on oranges, shows
that while they are carried from any Italian
port to New York for per ton, the charge
from Jacksonville to New York, one-fourth
of the distance, is $7 .VI |>er ton. Thus the
rate from Jacksonville Is, taking distance
into consideration, six times as much ns
irom Italy, und gives that country an undue
advantage in the marki>ts. No remedy is
suggested by the correspondent, and indeed
there ms.ms to lie none, but the trans|iorta
tion nonqiami* should remember that it. is
as much to their interest as to that of orange
growers that the bust new should I*' profit
able As long us it is profitable it will in- j
crease rapidly, giving greater freights U>
the cvpqauilcn. J
A Scarcity of Money.
There are a good many Congressmen in
Washington for this season of the year, and
the matter that is occupying the greater
part of their attention is the possibility of a
financial panic, owing to tho stringency of
the money market. Representative Wil
kins, of Ohio, says that in financial circles
it is generally expected that the President
will call an extra session of Congress, to
meet early in November, but there is not
much probability that this expectation, as
suming that it exists, will be realized. A
few months ago, when the question of an
extra session was being generally discussed,
the President said very distinctly that he
would not call one, and he has given no in
timation that ho may change his mind.
There is undoubtedly considerable uneasi
ness in New York on account of the
difficulty of getting money, but it is said
that those who complain most of a tight
money market are engaged in speculative
enterprises. As yet those engaged in legiti
mate business, and are able to furnish good
security, have no great difficulty in getting
what money they want at fair rates of in
There is some reason for thinking that all
the causes of the money stringency are not
fully understood. It is stated that there is
$70,000,000 more in circulation now than
there was at this time last year, and there
was no noticeable stringency then. A well
known New York commercial authority
says that the season’s business of that city
has been excellent, and that as collections
a; -. good tho returns financially are much
totter than was expected.
A great deal of the money of the country
is now at the West and South, where it is ;
employed in moving the crops. It will very
soon begin to flow back to the money cen
tres, however, and then the stringency w.U,
in a measure, to relieved. The banks are
doubtless a little more careful in loaning
money now than they were a few months
ago, because money is scarcer and they
are in doubt ns to what tho effect of hold
ing so much money in tho Treasury will to.
They want their money so placed that in the
event of financial troubles they can obtain
it on short notice!
The Treasury appears to to doing all it
can to afford the money market relief. It
is buying bonds, and, doubtless, will con
tinue to as long as the necessity for doing
so exists. Several plans have been sug
gested to get the Treasury surplus into cir
culation. One of them is that the govern
ment shall lend money on bonds to the ex
tent of their face value, and another is that
the government shall offer to buy 4 j)er cent,
bonds as well as 4 ‘-js. It is probable that
the 4 could to obtained on terms as
favorable to the government as the 4V£s are
now being purchased. The latter plan
■night to adopted, but there is no authority
for the former.
It is apparent, however, that all the ad
ministration can do toward improving tho
financial situation is not much. If it suc
ceeds in preventing financial trouble until
Congress has time to provide the necessary
legislation for getting rid of the surplus, it
will deserve the thanks of the country. The
last Congress should have so reduced the
revenues as to prevent the accumulation
of a surplus, and the failure to do so proved
that it was not equal to the performance of
the duties which devolved upon it. Unless
the present Congress takes prompt steps to
reduce the revenues and thus relieve the
Treasury of its surplus, it will have to bear
the condemnation of an indignant people.
Mr. Phelps’ Observations.
Hon. William Walter Phelps is either
very insincere when he talks for the benefit
of the public or else he is not so observing
a politician as he has tho credit of !>eing.
In an interview a day or two ago, published
in tho World, he said: “I know of no candi
date prominently mentioned whom we
would not heartily support, and whom, as
against Cleveland, we will not elect.” He
spoke as one of the Blaine supporters, and
he wished to be understood as saying that
Blaine’s friends, if Blaine is not nominated,
will support Sherman heartily, or any other
prominent Republican leader, and that in
his opinion the Republican party can elect
its candidate if it nominates tho right sort
of a man, provided the Democrats nominate
There is no doubt that Blaine was the
strongest man in his party in 188-4, and he
was beaten by Mr. Cleveland. Mr. Blaine
is now the strongest man in his party, and
no one will deny that Mr. Cleveland’s popu
larity has steadily increased, and that he
will be a stronger candidate in IKKX than he
was in 1884. These facts cannot have es
caped tho observation of Mr. Phelps. How
can he say with sincerity, therefore, that
the Republican party will be successful in
1888 if its candidate is one of its prominent
leaders and Mr. Cleveland is his opponent?
Mr. Phelps must have a hidden purpose in
view in expressing such an opinion.
The whole of his interview, however, is
calculated to arrest attention. For in
stance, he says that Blaine did not want the
nomination in 1884 becuuse, among other
reasons, he did not believe that a Republi
can could bo elected. But if he thought lie
could not be elected in 1884, he certainly
does not believe he could be in 1888, though
Mr. Phelps evidently thinks he could. It
would be interesting to know why Mr.
Phelps is so confident of Republican success
Mr. Claus Spreckels, tho sugar king of
San Francisco and tho Sandwich Islands,
proposes to go into tho business of produc
ing sugar from beets on a large scale. Ho
has been in Germany the greater part of
the post summer studying the process of
making beet sugar in that country, and lie
has purchased s'-‘50,000 worth of machinery
for manufacturing the sugar. He says
there is some wonderful machinery in Ger
many for making beet sugar. He also says
that he is convinced that beet sugur making,
with the improved machinery now in use,
will become one of the great industries of
the United States. In his enthusiasm he
declares he will never rest until he mnkjs
this country the greatest beet sugar pro
ducer on the face of the globe. He expects
the factory which ho will erect in California
to produce forty tons of sugar a day.
It is sold that Pittsburg stool manufac
turers have establish'd agendo* in Europe,
India and Australia, and that the sales of
the liner grade•> of uteri have lieen eonsidor
able. Tt is safe to say that the prices ol>-
tained in those countries, in spite of the cost
of transportation, are lower than the prices
for which the same g<sls are sold at home.
This is true of other American good* *old in
Kuropa. The home demand at a high price
is Kuppiiod and surplus production f* ex
ported to avoid breaking (lie market Tha
effect is that we contribute a |*>rtiou of the
cost of llu article which the foreigner eu
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1887.
The Railroad Fight at Nashville.
An election takes place hi Nashville,
Teun., to-day, which promises to be a lively
one. Some mouths ago a company was
organized to build a railroad from Mem
phis, via Nashville, to Bristol, Tenn., thus
traversing the State from end to end. At
Bristol it will connect with the East Ten
nessee, Virginia and Georgia system,
making a short route to all East
ern cities, and at Memphis with
the network of lines which
make that city one of the great railroad
centres of the South. Aid has been voted
to the projected road, which is to be called
the Tennessee Midland, by various counties
of the State, but its projectors have looked
for most help from Davidson, the county in
which Nashville is situated, and
which is vitally interested in the
transportation problem. All the railroads
which now centre in that city have fallen
into the control of the Louisville
and Nashville, so that for several
years it has been deprived of the advantages
of competition for freights other than that
afforded by small steamers on
the Cumberland river. This com
petition has been subject to many disadvan
tages, and, it is said, has not sufficed to keep
the charges of the railroads low enough to
compare favorably with those of other
cities which compete witli Nashville mer
chants. This state of affaire naturally re
sulted in warm approval by the mercantile
community of the Tennessee Midland proj
ect, and in the passage of a bill submitting
to a vote of the people of the county the
question of whether or not a subscription of
$500,000 to the stock of the road should to
The local contest on this question has been
conducted with extraordinary energy and
bitterness, and features have been developed
of interest to communities in no wise con
cerned m the manner in which it may to
decided. For weeks tho newspapers of
Nashville have been given up to a very
largo extent to matter concerning the elec
tion; cartoons have been printed dailv, in
tended to give point and emphasis to opin
ions expressed in the letterpress, and
numerous public meetings have been held
at which speakers attacked or defended the
Tho important purt of the whole matter,
however, is that the Louisville and Nash
ville corporation has been* the head and
front of the opposition. Its officers have
not hesitated to uso eve ry means in their
power to defeat the subscription, paying
large sums to newspapers, organizing meet
ings and employing speakers. Finally, it is
charged that, grown desperate in the face
of impending defeat, the company has im
ported from Chicago a large number of
Pinkerton’s detectives, whose business it
will to in tho election to-day to “shadow”
employes of tho road and see that they vote
the “right” ticket—in other words, to in
timidate them into supporting the road’s
If the Louisville and Nashville is guilty
of this charge it ought to to severely con
demned by public sentiment. Tho proposi
tion submitted to the people of Nashville is
purely a business one, and the Louisville
and Nashville ought to acquiesce in a deci
sion fairly rendered at tho ballot box.
The position occupied bv the Pinkerton
detectives is an anomalous one. Called
detectives, they are not so in any proper
sense. They are, rather, armed soldiers
kept for hire. They have played a great
part in labor disturbances, especially at St.
Dm is and Jersey City, but this is their firet
appearance as a factor in an election. It
ought to to the last.
Another element of interest in the con
test, to Georgians, is tho fact that tho cor
poration criticised is said to now control a
majority of the shares in the lease of the
State road, and inay be the purchaser of
that property should the State decide to sell
it. The methods of its managers, if recent
events in Nashville fairly indicate them,
will not suit this latitude.
Right on tho Tariff Question.
The Massachusetts Democrats in their
convention on Tuesday spoke strictly for
tariff reform. They want the revenue re
duced to the needs of the government
economically administered, and they want
the reduction effected by “an amendment to
our revenue laws which shall clienp-n the
prices of tins necessaries of lifo and give free
entrance to such inqiorte.l materials ils may
be manufactured into marketable commodi
ties.” This is what the administration
wants, and the Democratic party of the
whole country wants, with the exception of
Mr. Randall and his few followers.
It seems rather remarkable that whilo
Democrats of the great manufacturing
State of Massachusetts are demanding a re
duction of the tariff to a revenue basis a
few adherents of tho Democratic party in
Pennsylvania, and a few Democratic news
papers elsewhere, are virtually demanding
that the tariff shall not he touched,
but that the t ax on whisky shall be repealed.
It seems to them to be of more importance
that there shall be free whisky than that
there shall lx- choatier cotton ties, or riieuper
blankets, shoes and other necessaries of life.
If the Democrats of Massachusetts have
reached the conclusion that the best inter
ests of the country require a reduction of
the tariff, it is difficult to see how Demo
crats of other States can insist that tariff
reform means harm to manufacturing in -
The truth is that the proposition to ropoal
the whisky tax cannot Ixi defended upon
any reasonable ground. All arguments in
favor of its rejxial are lame. Those who
present them appear to lie ashamed of them
Neither the producer lior the consumer
wants tho whisky tax repealed. Tlio only
demand for its repeal that is worth noticing
comes from those wno want to maintain
the present burdensome protective tariff,
and they are mostly Republicans.
The United Labor party leaders are dis
playing a great deal of energy, and have
mude arrangements for meetiugs in nearly
every town in New York. Their spaa! era
are numerous, and they talk confidently of
polling between -“00,OCX) and 1100,000 votes.
This information is gained from the Tribune,
which seems to lx* as solicitous for the wel
fare of the candidate of the new jiarty as if
they wore full (lodged Republicans, instead
of merely allies. The Republicans probably
pay the ex|K-ii*es.
Those inclined to believe in the heredity
of crime will be strengthened in that belief
by the family history of young Nowlin,
who murdered a milkman in Boston some
month* ago, amt having cut tin- Uxiy into
several piece* scattered them in ditches and
behind hfldgi-r. along several miles of road.
Hi* great grandmother m u* hanged for mur
der, bis father committed suicide in the
l- iiiteniisiy, and other members of his
family s ere guilty of burglary and lesser
The South in the Saddle.
From the Philadelphia Press (Rep.)
One hundred young ladies on horseback will
act as an escort to Mrs. Cleveland during her
visit in .\tlanta. On this occasion the 8 mth—
or the tost portion of it, at all events—will be in
the saddle, and no mistake.
Of Course it Would.
From the Missouri Republican (Bern.)
Gov. Oglesby, of Illinois, will hardly undo the
good work accomphiahed in the Anarchist
trials by the courts of his State. If he were to
attempt anything so foolish the people would
speedily undo Gov. Oglesby.
Must Whistle to Keep Their Courage
From the Boston Globe ( Dem,)
The small boy who hit upon the happy idea
of whistling as he went by a graveyard at mid
night was a philosopher in his way. The Re
publican party of Massachusetts cannot better
his example. The Republican brethren are ap
proaching the graveyard, getting closer to the
gleaming white headstones every week, and
they mtust get by somehow. The skeleton of last
November still sits grinning at the graveyard
gate—“only 923 majority.”
The Meanest Phase of All.
From the New York Herald ( Ind.)
The Republicans are pretty hard up for politi
cal capital when they try to make it out of the
Foraker incident in Philadelphia. There are
some very contemptible phases in politics, but
this one seems to be the meanest of them all.
We suspect that the difficulty is in Gov. For
nker's self-conceit. Regarding himself as the
most conspicuous figure present, it was impossi
ble for him to suppose that even a tired woman
would not jump at the chance to shake hands,
aud when he received simply the formal bow
which others got bis vanity was mortally
Ignatius Donjuelly lias not yet discovered the
cipher running through the Declaration of In
dependence, proving that document to have
been a ritten by George Washington.— Pittsburg
Not an editor has been mangled by a railroad
smash-up this year. Trains inav go through
wen k bridges, into open switches and over em
bankments, but so long as the interstate com
merce law remains intact the editors will also.
“Is that a valuable ring you’ve got on, Gus?”
asked a John street salesman.
Gus —I've hung it up for $75.
.luck—you don't say so.
Gus- -5 cr. Seventy-five times. Dollar each
time. —Jewelry News.
An old and esteemed subscriber, G. M. Davis,
sends us the following: “Do not forget that it
was proclaimed 100 years ago that ’the people
are the source of power,' and that to day we
add. amid Our materia! prosperity, ‘provided
they are hot women "—Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I see.” reworked Miss Keebored, turning
around on the piano stool, “that the Duke of
Saxe-Goburg-Gotha can compose music very
"1 think I'll invite the Duke in, then,” replied
her father, "there’s some music about this
house that sadly needs composing."— Pittsburg
Old Army Officer— l am sure the American
yacht will b > beaten.
Friend—What makes you think so. Colonel?
"Her name alone is enough to make her lose
the race. If she was named the Wesfe Point
Graduate, for instance, she would bo sure
to win, but Volunteer, hah! I saw enough
of those volunteers dining the war.”— Texas
Old Lady (to grocer’s hoy)—Don't you know,
boy. that it is very rude to whistle when dealing
with a lady?
Boy—That’s what the boss told me to do,
Old Lady—Told you to whistle?
Boy—Yes’m. He said if we ever sold you
anything we'd have to whistle for the money.—
A Marriage of Interest.— The family of the
fianac is in consultation with the family of the
young man, concerning the amount of the dot.
The father of the groom suys to the mother of
ihe young lady: ion say you will give your
daughter a dot of fIO.UOOf ?”
“Not a sou more.”
“But we demaud 55,000f My son says that
yonr daughter eats enormously and always
passes up her plate for morel" —French Paper.
New Yorker (to native)—Excuse me. sir. but
1 should be glad to see the residence of W. D.
Bostonian—Never heard of the man.
New Yorker—Perhaps you can tell me where
your famous philosopher, Dr. Oliver Wendell
Bostonian—Never heard of him, either.
New Yorker—Can you direct me to Mr.
Bostonian (with sudden animation)—Sullivan's
saloon? Go down two squares, turn to the right
and there you ure.—Tid-Bits.
Speaking of pictures, a friend of /airs took her
t year-old girl to a photographer. The child
couldn't be mad? to sit still. He of the camera
was as suave as could lx*, and worked every de
vice of gentle persuasion to make the lit I lA wig.
gler sit still. Finally he sud to the despairing
“Madam, if you will leave the little dear alone
with me a few minutes 1 think I can succeed."
The mother was scarcely withdrawn when she
was summoned lmek by the triumphant pho
tographer, who exhibited a satisfactory nega
tive. When they reached home the mother
"Nellie, w hat did the man say to you when I
left you alone with him?"
"He said,” lisped Nellie, "thit thill, you damn
little rat heal, or I'll shake you!”— Buffalo Re
Rhea has started her season way up in Bel
The remains of Henry Ward Beecher have
not yet been buried.
Attorney General Garland will be in Wash
ington the first week in October.
Miss Mildred Lee, daughter of the late Gen
eral R. E. Lee, is at the Hotel de Normandie,
Mus. Garfield will lx* at Mentor next week
arranging for the nuptials of her daughter
Mollie and J. Stanley Brown.
Miss Ada Leigh, who successfully founded a
home for American girls in Paris, is endeavoring
to establish a similar home for young men.
The widow of Hon. Alexander Mitchell has
sold her interest in the family home al Milwau
kee to her son, John L. Mitchell, lor SSOD,UOU.
Pops Leo has already received more than
$ I'd, two for the expanses of liis jubilee mass,
which lie will celebrate next month in person.
Charles B. Jkeeeson, the son and manager
of Jus- ph Jefferson, has paid $ 10,DU) for u one
third interest in the new English melodrama,
"The Dark Secret.”
Henry Villard's private fortune is now esti
mated at SObo.oOd. If his recent investments in
Northern Pacific prove successful the uhove
stated sum will be trebled.
.Miss Alice Sticknky is said to be the most
lieautiful young woman ill New Orleans. She is a
memiier of one of the old Creole families, and is
a type of the perfect Southern blonde.
Mrs. Senator Plcmb is slowly recovering from
a long illness at her borne in Kansas. Mrs.
Plumb is not at all ambitious, and nothing could
afford her more real pleasure than her btisbaud s
retirement from political life.
Mark Twain sent to Caroline D. be Row, the
teacher and writer who collected the examples
given la the book ‘'English as Sbe 1-Tuugut,"
the check for paid him by the Century
Company for his review ing article.
Henry T. Finch, whose recent book, “Ro
mantic Love ami Personal Beauty," is being
widely noticed, is musical editor of tlie Pont.
Ho is a handsome man of 31 years and un excel
lent violoncello performer. Mr. iinck is at
present in Alaska.
Jt'DiiK William S. Fcnk died at Taylorvllle,
111. on Wednesday it the advanced ago of lilt
years Apart Iroin holding many offices during
Ills care-r be enjoyed the distinction of being
the Old-mi Free Muson in Illinois or the West, if
not the oldest in the world.
Hahuy Gillio. u poor young man of San
Francisco, i* reottivit’g a bushel of congratuhi-
Mon* from his friends. He wo* marrie<rat Hac
ramento, a week ago, to Mrs. Amy ('risduy
Aatae, the daughter of es-Henator Crocker ana
one of the millionaire women of the coast.
Mrs. Wooiiwokth, the faith (Hire evangelist,
says doomsday Is only four year* dint ant Kile
has dreamed that Hie world will come to an end
on Kept I. I Kill and just Ijefore its extinction
she will I*- enabled to convert Ingsrsoll to
Christianity. Mr* Woodworth is at present
c* u-lucting a revival in Decatur, lit
ll►ski WAi-renso* waa waked up while
passing through Pittsburg on a sleeping car by
a reporter who wanted an interview “| am
very (lust." said he, and knowing that you
w.add like to have an interview from tor I
would advise you to clip something from the
l osrire Journal Cut I have written lately and
use that ll will pass all right, and will !*
hutistr rwadiog (nan auyuuug 1 nan gits you. ‘
A MARTYR SON.
Three Years In State Prison to Shield a
Twelve years in the Massachusetts State
prison is what a son took to shield his guilty
mother. Now she is dead and he seeks release.
On Thanksgiving Day, 1888, .John F. Toomey
died very mysteriously in a house on Tucker’s
wharf, in Salem, where lived the mother of
Jack Curtin. There was an autopsy, and Toomey
was found to have died from a singular fracture
of the skull, apparently a blow from an ex
traordinary weapon. The physicians could not
account for its radiating appearance until the
family kettle was found. Then the fracture was
explained to their satisfaction. The police took
up the case, and suspicion fastened upon Curtin,
who had lied the State to avoid arrest. He was
followed to Gloversville, N. Y.. where he was
captured, after a hard chase. lie asserted his
innocence to the last, and declared that he
never committed the crime. He refused, how
ever, to say who did, and went to prison. His
mother was completely broken down, and died,
apparently from grief, a year and four mouths
after Jack's imprisonment.
Now the prisoner, by his attorney, asks for a
conditional pardon on the ground that he never
committed the deed. The petition recites that
he was not in the room at the time Toomey w as
killed. It is declared that John F. Toomey
came to the house, and entering the bedroom
of Jack Curtin's sister, grossly assaulted her.
Mrs. Curtin, the mother, bade him begone.
Then Toomey attempted a second assault, and
Mrs. Curtin, enraged, seized a polishing iron
and struck Toomey the blow that caused his
death. The son toili his motbar he would leave
the State to draw suspicion Upon himself, and
did so. He declares his ability to prove bis
statements amply to the satisfaction of the
Governor and Council, and application will be
made for a writ of habeas corpus to bring Cur
tin before them. He has been an excellent
prisoner during the three years and three
months of his incarceration.
The evidence at Curtin’s trial, though conflict
ing, was generally direct, and one—Casey—
swore positively to seeing Curtin strike Toomey
with the kettle’ The medical experts present at
the autopsy testifled that Toomey died from a
stellated fracture of the skull, which could be
hardly produced by any other weapi n but the
kettle. An effort was made to prove an alibi.
The mother of Curtin, before the murder a
woman of strong characteristics, was complete
ly changed after the crime. She wasted to a
shadow of her former self, but it was believed
that it was because "Jack," her favorite son,
had been convicted. Every w eek, as long as she
had strength, she dragged herself up to the
State prison to see her boy. She died finally of
The Thank-You Prayer.
From (Ilf Woman at Work.
Once upon a time I listened.
Listened while the quick tenrs glistened
’Neath the drooping lids that hid them, asa lit
tle prattler said—
Willi.- a father's arm caressing.
Round the precious form was pressing,
And against lus pillowing bosom lay a dainty,
"Papa," spoke the little trembler,
“Papa, dear, do you remember
When tuat gentleman was here to tea, his sober,
How he bent bis head down lowly,
And his words came soft and slowly,
As he praye Ito God in Heaven such a pretty
thank-you praye '?
“And I wonder all about it,
For of course I could not doubt it
Was a funny way that made us be so kind to
To say thank you for each present,
In a way so very pleasant.
And forget that God might like it; so I asked
my darling mother.
“But she looked at me so queerly.
And her eyes were very nearly
Full of crying, and I left her; but I wan’t to
know' real bad" — *
Here the shy eyes lifted brightly,
"Is it treating God politely
When He gives us things, to never mind nor tell
him we are glad?
“And since then I have been thinking—
Papa, dear, why are you winking?"
For a slow sob shook the strong man os each
keen, unconscious word
Pierced him, all the past unveiling
And the cokl neglect and failing,
All the thoughtless, dumb receival—how the
heedless heart was stirred.
“God is good and Jesus blessed them,
And his sacred arm caressed them:"
Murmuring thus, he touched the child-brow with
a passionate, swift, kiss
Of t he little one beside him;
Of the angel sont to chide him:
And a t ban sou prayer, ah, never more his liv
ing lips shall miss.
Ingalls anc His Cowboy Constituent.
From the New York Tribune (Rep.)
A constituent of Senator Ingalls, a rough
looking fellow of the cowboy type, sent in his
card to the Senator at the Capitol one day last
winter, and then seated himself in the Marble
Room to await the Senator's arrival. When
Mr. lngalis made his appearance someone else
engaged him in conversation. At its conclusion
he started to re-enter tiie chamber, having ap
parently forgotten the purpose for which he
nnd quitted it. At that moment the cowboy
"Be you a Senator?” he inquired.
Senator Ingall-, disengaged himself, and an
swered with unusual dignity:
"I have that honor, sir.”
“I)o you know old Ingalls, of Kansas?" was
the next interrogatory
The senior Senator from Kansas and Presi
dent pro tern, of the United States Senate gave
the fellow a piercing look to see if he was in
earnest,. He evidently satisfied himself ou that
point, for he answered immediately:
“Oh yes: we re very well acquainted.”
By this time quite a crowd of Senators and
Senate employes had gathered around the two
“Well, then,” continued the visitor, “I wish
you would tell him I am about tired of waiting
for him, and if he doesn't hurry out here pretty
soon I'll make it a- lively for him when his
next election comes around.”
“I)o you know Ingalls?” inquired the Kansas
Senator, with an air of indifference.
“I do not," was the response.
“Have you any idea what he looks like?"
“No, but I’m told he’s as ugly as the old
“Do you suppose he is as ugly as I am?” was
Mr. Ingalls' next interrogatory.
“Well, I don't know," said the fellow, with
great deliberation, "but I expect you crowd him
At this point Mr. Ingalls made his escape into
the .Senate chamber, trying to look responsive
to the roars of laughter which followed him;
and his constituent wonders to the present day
why it is he couldn't get an interview with his
S mutor, but declares with much emphasis that
"he'll make it hot yet for old Ingalls." when the
next Senatorial election takes place in Kansas.
Named by the Toss of a Cent.
fYom the Cleveland Leader.
It may not be generally known that the toRS
of a cent decided the name of the eeoond largest
city on the Pacific coast, and that, too, not so
many years ago. It was in the summer of 1842,
when immigration was flouring Into Oregon.
Two of the pioneers. A. L. Lovcjoy and a man
named Overton, while on route from Vancou
ver to Oregon City, stepped ashore from their
canoe at the point where Portland now stands,
and, having examined the topography of the
surrounding country, concluded at once that it
was a most eligible position for a town site. At
some time duriug the ensuing winter they re
turned, nnd commenced at once to clear off the
land and muke preparations for the erection of
a log cabin 11, fore they had carried out this
scheme Overton dispoeod of his interest in the
claim to a mun named Petty grove, who, in con
junction with Lovejoy, had the claim surveyed
and the boundarienestablished during the sum
mer of 1844. A log house was Completed and
occupied during the next winter by an employe.
In the summer of IKPi a more accurate survey
was made, and the ground was laid oIT into
streets and blocks. Lovejoy wanted to name
the city Boston, in honor of the capital of Ins
native State, while Pettygrove preferred to
honor Portland, Me., the city whence he came.
The toss of a cent decided the question in favor
A B'ree Railroad.
From the Ronton Herald.
There is one free railroad in the world within
the limits of a city. Those familiar with the
Pacific coast know that the city of Oakland is
situated across the ly from Kan Francisco,
very much a Brooklyn is situated toward New
York When Oakland gave the Ontral Pacific
Railroad ( oinpany the right of way through its
streets, the grant was mails on the ex pro** con
dltion Ilial fare should not he charged within
the etty built* The company lias always Mote l
op to this condition, even to the extent of ad
mitting additions made to Oakland within tlie
|ir!*ijegc people fig five or six miles get isi
and on the cats atnl rkle without money and
without in tin Naturally Oakland which Is old
of Uis iiari'lstsiiest cities in <'uhfnoiia and,
i hough within a coupi* of miles of Kan Fran
cisco, i* exempt from it* tempi> rasping sum
mer winds, I* lie Teasing vary r*is..ll> lit popu
lot car The radrosd company finds that it is j
carrying an enonuiaj* numis-r of passengers
for maning, and la harking for relief under the 1
rirrunutxwn Vat the people insist upon the
bargain arid Hta difficult hi atm hvw g ■ig
btvk*n without Uttar uoustuit. j
ITEMS OP INTEREST.
The average American is 68 1-10 inches tall
and weighs 180 pounds.
A ten-line advertisement inserted once In all
the papers in the United States would only cost
Night lamps in the shape of an owl are the
latest in that line. The lamp is in the body, and
the light comes from the eyes.
An old lady of Versailles was so anxious to
see Pranzini’s exoution that she paid £6 a day
for a week for a room opposite the prison.
At the jubilee celebration at Denby Dale there
was a pie weighing 2)4 tons, containing 840
pounds of flour, 230 pounds of butter and lard,
833 birds of all sorts, and 67 rabbits.
Rig. Verdi has temporarily exchanged music
for charitable work. He is busy founding a hos
pital near his country place, St. Agata, and has
himself sketched out the plans of the building
besides finding the money. He spends all his
mornings watching and advising the workmen.
His stables form another hobby.
At one of Lady Burdett-Coutts’ garden parties
recently a gentleman, speaking of Christine
Nilsson, called her "the Swedish nightingale.”
Immediately a thin, old woman jumped up in a
rage, and, ’ pointing her finger at him, ex
claimed: “You are wrong, sir; you are grossly
wrong; I am the Swedish nightingale; I am
Henry Levy, an old defender, died at Jarrets
ville, Harford county, Maryland, Sept. 4, aged
95 years. He was wounded at Bladensburg,
and has been a pensioner for more than fifty
years. John Jennings, another old defender of
the same age and probably the oldest survivor
in Harford county, is quite feeble at his home
near The Black Horse.
A negro, living near Lexington, Ga., gave an
account the other day of a remarkable rainfall.
He said that it “rained hard ’nough on half of
the top of my house to run off, but ’tother side
wasn’t hardly wet. ’Twas a good shower,
enough to run in my front yard, a ail for some
distance in front of de house, but it didn’t lay
de dust in de back yard.”
There is a butcher in Fulton market who has
more cause to be grateful to Joss, the Chinese
god. than any other Caucasian in the city of
New York. He furnishes all the pigs for the
sacrificial purposes of the 10,000 worshippers of
Joss in that city Brooklyn, and Jersey City.
Sometimes he sells as many as thirty pigs a day
on a single order for this purpose.
The Clifton (Tenn.) Times claims that Aunt
Diana Middleton, a negress living near that
place, is the oldest person in the United States.
She was kidnapped from Africa when a child,
and bears a number of curious tattoo marks
upon her face, hauds and arms. She is blind
and almost helpless. As nearly as can be ascer
tained her age is between 124 and 130 years.
The SBO,COO raft belonging to the McGraws,
which was swept ashore on Whitefish point,
Mich., during the recent heavy gale, is said to
present a novel appearance. The raft contained
4,000,000 feet of logs, and they are piled upon
the beach in a great mountain of sold pine, the
overwhelming force of the sea driving them
upon each other until it reared the logs into a
A story is going the rounds that when Robert
Garrett took charge of the Baltimore and Ohio
system he confessed to a plain spoken friend
who said that he had not brains enough to run
the corporation that the impeachment was true;
but, he said, he had money enough to buy all
the brains that were needed. He seems to have
invested in a rather poor lot, judging from the
There is a novel and picturesque sight on the
high bluff along Niagara river and Lake Ontario.
The sharpshooters of the Atlantic division of the
United States army are now in annual competi
tion at old Fort Niagara. Over 500 regular anny
officers and privates have assembled there. The
range is said to be one of the best ever planned
by government officers, and the outlook for good
scores is considered to be excellent.
Hugh Whjttell, a “Forty-niner,” died at
Alameda, Cal., some days ago, and his remains
now rest in a monument he had erected some
years ago, bearing his name, dates of his birt h
and death, and this epitaph: “He traveled over
the first railway ever built in England, and
crossed the Atlantic in the first steamship that
ever ploughed the ocean. He explored many
lands and died in the fullness of the faith.
Samuel Gerber has been digging for water
on his farm west of Argenta, 111. He not only
succeeded in getting water at a depth of forty
six feet, but struck natural gas There is a con
stant disturbance in the bottom of the well, the
noise being similar to that of boiling water.
Several limes the water has risen to a depth of
twenty feet in the well within ten minutes,
and m about the same length of time would en
A valuable disinfecting compound for puri
fying the atmosphere is described in a Berlin
journal. Oils of rosemary, lavender, and
thyme, in the proportion of ten. two and one
half, and two anil one-half purts, respectively,
are mixed with nitric acid in the proportion of
thirty to one and one-half. Simple as it is the
vapor of this compound is said to possess extra
ordinary properties in controlling offensive
odors and eifiuvia.
It is not generally known that pearl fishing is
carried on in rivers of Saxony. A family by
the name of Schmerler has for generations had
the monopoly of following this pursuit for the
benefit of the State. The Weiss Lister and its
tributaries furnished last year 100 pearls. For
merly the yield was much greater, and. in the
sixteentli century pearl fishing was considered
in Saxony of rather more importance than the
Philetcs Lacham, of Battle Creek township,
Calhoun county,Miehigan, owns the very mead
dow wherein the battle was fought that gives
the creek its name. The soil is still rich
with arrow heads, stone tomahawks, ami other
implements of ancient American warfare. Re
cently he found a copper spear head C.u inches
long and over 1 inch wide, the metal of which
had been chilled until it will cut steel. It is re
garded as quite valuable.
An American lady residing in Paso del Norte,
on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, bought
in El Paso the other day a handsome little house
clock, with an alarm attachment. To avoid
custom house dues she hid the clock in her
bustle.nnd started for borne, much delighted
with her clever device. Just as the Mexican
collector of tariff stepped up to ask if she had
any dutiable art icles in her possession the alarm
meanly went off. The Mexican gallantly with
drew. The lady almost fainted, and was assisted
to her residence by friends, who happily met
her at the end of t he bridge.
The Courier-Journal' Washington corres
pondent has unearthed an old book entitled
"Belle Brittain on a Tour," from which he copies
a letter written from Washington in law. The
letter writer says: “The great staples of Ken
tucky an- whisky and women. I have kissed
both, and prefer the latter.” Referring bv name
to Messrs. Prentice. Shipman, Harney, and Hal
detnan. editors, respectively, of the Journal,
Democrat and Courier, he says: “They are, in
ability and manners, above the average of the
fraternity," adding, also, that their “daily
newspapers are ably conducted and widely
Several months ago the authorities of Wolls
ville, 0., took advantage of the Dow law and
closed the saloons in that place. An organiza
tion was formed and efforts to have the ordi
nance riqiealed wore made, but were unsuccess
ful. Then the organization adopted new tactics
and decided to boycott tins whole town unless
(he saloons wore opened. In following out their
plan they have sought the markets at another
place, and now are buying groceries and meats
and even dry goods and clothes are being pur
chased there. The members of this club say
that they will not buy a single article of Wells
ville's merchants until the saloons are opened.
Da. Jammes, in a memoir sent to the Academic
des Sciences, states that monkeys, unlike other
animals, unless it Is the human animal, readily
acquire the habit of taking morphia. When
monkeys live with opium smokers, as they do
in eastern countries, where the habit is more
prevalent than elsewhere, ami becomes accus
tomed to the medicated atiuos|ihere, they
acquire a taste for the pip.., one particular
monkey, it is said, would wait for his master to
lay down bis pipe, and would then take It up
and smoke what remained. If not allowed to
do so for several days It would fall Into a stale
of depression and Inactivity, winch would disap
pear as soon as It was allowed to "hit the pipe "
On the farm of Edward Grinder, near the
mouth of Mattawoman creek, in Charles conn
ty. Md., tlien- Is a solitary, neglected grave of a
distinguished Marylander, who In revolutionary
time* served tlie nation oil the held of I sit tie
roureseousl his State as member of Congress'
and was Governor from 17 nr, to Uss The grave
contain* tie- remains of Gen William Small
wood, win. raised a Isiltalion of Marylander* in
177*1. of which I,* was Colonel lie led another
bnUMiotiof volunteer* from tin. western shore
of Main land at I to* I art tis of Germantown smi
•a* with i tales In nta Southern .■amiwtgn, rank
lag a* Major General He died m ifvij, „„ii in*
gvave Is marked hy a walnut tree, planted l.y ail
old colored man a former slave in ten mm
las*** of lus mas* at ■ land lotas, worth and
gi Italians. j
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