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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetivjs—The Equitable I>ian and Build
ing Aaso'iation; Georgia Chanter No. 3. R. A.
M: Chippewa Tribe No. 4. I. R. M : Magnolia
Encampment No. 1. I. O. O. K.: (.rand I/idge F.
end A. M.. State of Georgia: Citizens’ Meeting.
Special Notices—As to Crews of British
Steamship Sylvia and Norwegian Bark Pomona:
Bills Against British Steamship Amoor: Convey
ances for Springfield < amp Meeting: The Great
Southern Portrait Company.
Ureal. Notices— Petition for Incorporation of
Savannah Cold Storage and Ice Manufacturing
Company: Citations from the Court of Ordinary.
t heap Coups A ove stive wests.—Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted: For Rent; For Sale;
Soaps -Butler's Pharmacy.
Booxtso-L. & B. S. M. H.
Steamship Scheoci.e Ocean steamship Com
Acctios Sai f. -Elegant Household Furniture,
by J McLaughlin A Son.
Hams. etc., os ConsiokmbHT. A. F.hrlicb A
New York is just beginning to appreciate
what a public lienefactor was George Fran
cis Train in keeping his mouth shut for ten
Rhode Island has one advantage from tier
Email size. Gala- the ends of railroads ate
on her territory, and she is not Is-there!
with making laws to regulate them. Mas
sachusetts relieves her of that trouble.
It is to lie feared that the feeling liotween
the landlord and tenant parties in Ireland
is too bitter to admit of the success of
Ajrchhishop Walsh's effort to effect a settle
ment. between them by a friendly con
A Republican paper thinks that Mr.
Cleveland should have indorsed upon his
alleged letter to Superintendent Fox, of the
Philadelphia mint, “Burn this letter."’ Mr.
Cleveland, perhaps, -lid not wish to infringe
upon Mr. Blaine's patent in that phrase.
The Pittsburg glassbiowers have gained a
partial victory and have gone to work.
They refuse to teach American boys the
trail", and foreign workmen cannot be im
ported. It looks as if the business will die
with the men, if the present arrangement
One of the best evidences that a newspa
per is losing its grip is its frequent assertion
that some other newspajier, that does not
come into competition with it, is the most
powerful newstiaper in the locality in which
it circulates. The newspaper making an
assertion of this sort is anxious for a similar
Mrs. John Jacob Astor is dangerously ill
at Newport. If her illness should prove
fatal, the poor of New York will have lost
their most generous friend. Sue is said to
have spent much of her time for manv
years in going about among them, and to
have expended many thousands of dollars
every year in unostentatious charity. Her
death will be a public calamity.
The interstate commerce commission
knows how to spend money, though it may
not know how to settle satisfactorily the
many difficult questions presented to it for
adjustment. The appropriation for its ex
penses for the current year was SIOO,OOO,
and it is now estimated that SIIOO,OOO w ill be
required. The commission is certainly
doing what it can to relieve the Treasury of
The Mouth Florida Exposition in January,
will do much to show the world the wonder
ful resources of that favored region. The
building of new railroads has made it acces
sible, and it presents attractions not possible
in any other part of the United States. Tty
day cannot be far distant when there will
Ik- a great movement toward it of those
seeking pleasant homes and profitable in
Even the Tory London Times is moved by
the Aylesbury incident to say it is “scanda
lous” that a man of the character of the
disgraced Marquis should have the privi
leges of an hereditary legislator, and that
his conduct “brings nearer the highly neces
sary reform of the Roust of Lords.” The
English people, when they liegiu, may not
lie satisfied to merely reform that venerable
but useless legislative body. They may
Texas finds herself, in a financial way, in
the same embarrassed position as is the
general government. Hbe has a revenue
larger than there is any need for. Haj piiy,
it will not be so hard to reduce taxes in
Texas as in the country at large, for they
come directly from the people and not
through custom houses. This surplus is in
spite of the fact that Texas is building and
paying lor a very large and expensive State
bouse at Austin.
The invitation to Mr. Randall to make
the opening speech at the Piedmont Exposi
tion was what might lie called a second
hand one, 8. 8. Cox having declined. It
afforded Mr. Randall an opportunity, how
ever, which ho no doubt desired, lo add to
the knowledge gained in his Western trip
by association with Democrats other t hail
the hide-bound Pennsylvania breed. Such
association will liberalize bis views and lie
well for him and his party.
It seems that Civil Service Commissioner
Oberly did not print his recent letter for
bidding the formation of political clubs
among the department clerks without con
sultation with the President, There has
lieen a great change since the days when
the departments were looked upon as a
great machine to work for the success of
the party in power, and a clerk’s place was
safe in proportion as he was an “offensive
partisan," and the change is iur the better, j
Mr Carlisle's Suggestion.
Mr. Carlisle's article in the Octeter num
ber of the Forum on “The Continuance of
Democratic Rule” is exciting considerable
I comment. The position which he occupies
in the Democratic party entities wh3t he
says upon public questions to careful con
sideration. In the articl- in the Forum he
deals with a number of important questions,
but what he says about the Treasury sur
plus. and the necessity for getting rid of it
by reducing the revenues, attracts the most
He states very clearly the position which
the Republicans occupy with res;-ect to the
question of reducing the revenues, and also
that occupied by the Democrats, and in a
way that cannot lx- very well
misunderstood he points out the superi
ority of that occupied by the Demo
crats. In brief, the Republicans want
all the internal taxes repealed and the pres
ent tariff taxes retained. They pretend to
think that it will be better for the people to
have free whisky, beer and tobacco than
cheap necessaries of life. They are not
honest enough to say that they want the
whisky and tobacco taxes repealed in order
that the present high protective tariff taxes
may be preserved, but pretend the}’ desire
them repealed because they are inquisitorial,
and require an army of spies and officials to
collect them. They do not seem to real
ize -hat the high protective tariff
taxes which they wish maintained
are open to the same objections
which they make to the internal taxes. In
deed, the enforcement of the tariff laws are
more annoying in some respects than the
enforcement of the internal revenue laws.
The trunks, packages and even the persons
of travelers arriving gi the country from
abroad are carefully searched, and not in
frequently indignities are suffered by inno
cent persons which are hard to tear. In
fact, the tariff laws are more inquisitorial
iu their character than the internal revenue
laws, and the percentage of those who de
mand their reduction is a hundred times
greater tlian that of those who insist, upon
the repeal of the latter laws because of any
objection they have to them
Mr. Carlisle points out that it is imuera
tivelv necessary that there shall be a reduc
tion made in the revenues as soon as pos
sible in order to get rid of the Treasury sur
plus. As one branch of Congress is in the
hands of the Republicans he believes that a
reduction can be secured only by means of
a compromise. He thinks that a bill pro
viding for a reduction in the tariff taxes and
the repeal of the tobacco tax would pass
the House, but is doubtful about its fate in
the Senate. The Republican Senators
might insist upon free whisky and beer. If
th-iy should the chances are that there
would be no revenue legislation next winter,
ami that the question whether whisky and
beer should be free or the neces
saries of life cheaper would liecome
a party issue in the next national campaign.
The Democratic party would have no reason
to avoid such an issue. The Republicans,
however, would hardly dare to acknowl
edge themselves to tie the champions of free
whisky, if they should they would be
beaten so liadly that their party organiza
tion would disappear.
The Boss Shepherd Blow Out.
The friends and admirers of “Boss” Shep
herd who have arranged to have a big pa
rade and a grand demonstration in Wash
ington in his honor to-morrow are not meet
ing with as much encouragement as they
exjieoted. They thought they would have
no trouble in raising SIO,OOO or $15,000 to
meet the expenses of the proposed recep
tion, but the shopkeepers and other busi
ness men have not re-ponded liberally. In
fact, the most of them have refused to con
tribute a cent. Apparently they are not
anxious to buy champagne for Shepherd's
old cronies and their friends. The commit
tees which have charge of the re
ception have succeeded in raising
$5,000, chiefly among their own members,
and if they want any more they will have
to contribute it themselves. The pro
gramme includes a parade of the working
men of the District. From present indica
tions, however, that pai t of it will have to
lie omitted. The workingmen have been
looking up Shepherd's record when he was
boss of the District, and have discovered
that he was the oppressor rather than the
friend of men of their class. They have,
therefore, given notice that they will not
permit themselves to lie dragged at the
wheels of his triumphal car.
It is a question whether Shepherd is enti
tled to any special honor from the people of
Washington. It is true that the street im
provements and the magniliceut sliude trees
are largely due to Ins efforts. He is olio
entitled to much of the credit for the beauty
of the parks, but it lias not yet been satis
factorily settled whether he wasn't at
the head of a strong ring, when he
was the leading politician of the District,
which robbed the people under the forms of
law. It is certain that Congress broke up
the existing District government because it
was so notoriously corrupt, and that Shep
herd left Washington untier a cloud. If he
were condemned unjustly, the injury that
was done him ought to be repaired, but be
fore lie is given the keys of thecitv and hoi -
ored as a public benefactor, it ought tube
clearly shown that the charges that wei e
lodged against him, and pressed with vig o
in the of the District government,
Some of the Republican papers are angry
at the dismissal of a cousin of the late Presi
dent Arthur’s wife from n Washington clerk
ship because, on account of age, and bad
health, he was no longer able to perform
the duties of his place. Perhaps they would
favor a pension law to cover such cases,
hut they would have very few of the people
with them. Until such a law is passed,
however, the government is entitled to ser
vice for all the money it pays out, und when
a man cannot render it he ought to be put
out. It is not claimed that the dismissal
in this case was caused by partisan feeling,
as the man is a Democrat.
Mr. J. H. Had writes from Jacksonvil’e,
Fla., to the New York B or'd offering to
donate 100,000 acres of land in Georgia to
the suffering peasantry of Ireland, each
man or family to lie given twenty-five acres.
Mr. Hall does not state in what part of the
State the land is located, but if it turns out
that there is a Mr. Hall, and that he owns
such a vide stretch of territory, his schem ■
may give Georgia some thousands of citi
Mr. Henry Richardson, who has for years
represented the Atlanta Constitution in
Washington, it is said, will he in control of
the Macon Telegraph, now that it has
passed into new hands. It is also said that,
Maj. Hanson, late manager of the Tele
graph. will start anew paper to advocate
the protection theory. The chances are,
however, that, in future protection will have
uo newspaper advocate in Macon.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1887.
The Minneapolis Convention.
The proceedings of the convention of the
Knights of Labor at Minneapolis will be
watched with a great deal of interest. The
(•’invention will doubtless remain in session
ten days or two weeks, and will undertake to
settle a number of important questions
which have been pressed upon the attention
of the order since the adjournment of the
Richmond convention. The most of these
questions will require very careful consider
ation. Mistakes will do the organization a
great deal of harm, and it cannot afford to
lose any of its strength. It is not as strong
as it was a year ago. A great many of its
members have left it for one reason or an
other, and if it is to accomplish what it
originally intended to it will have to dis
play greater vvisd *m and judgment than it
has yet shown. That other organization of
workingmen, the Federation of I.atior, has
been growing steadily for a year or more,
and promises to be a very strong rival of
the Knights in the near future.
About the only two points worthy of no
tice that Mr. Rowderly made in his opening
address were those relating to the Anarch
ists and the temperance cause. He is
against whisky and he said so frankly. He
*nlso said that he was against the Anarchists,
but the tone of his remarks were such as to
leave a doubt whether he would oppose a
resolution asking for the pardon of the con
demned Chicago Anarchists. He seemed to
labor under the impression that the An
archists are so ignorant that tboy do not
know what the laws are, and, hence, are
morally guilty of no wrong when they vio
late them. Asa matter of fact the most of
them are about as familiar with the laws as
Mr. Powderly is. Those of them who are
under sentence of death at Chicago are in
telligent men, and need no teacher to inform
them respecting the laws which they vio
If Mr. Powderly is wise he will use his in
fluence to keep the Knights from showing
any sympathy with them. He will endeavor
to have them regarded as other criminals
are. An effort, will doubtless be made to
get the convention to protest against their
punishment, and he will fail in his duty if
he does not exert himself to the utmost to
A Mistaken Newspaper.
It is clear that the New York Sun does
not know what the public sentiment in Geor
gia respecting the tariff is. It seems to
think that the protectionists have got their
grip on the State, and that in a very short
time they will have entire control of it.
Nothing could be further from the truth. It
is safe to say that there isn’t a district in the
State from which an avowed protectionist
could bo elected to Congress. The senti
ment is in favor of tariff reform, and it is
daily growing stronger in that direction.
The journal that was the most pronounced
advocate of protection is at Macon. It
talked protection as vigorously, persistently
and intelligently as the Philadelphia Press.
It doesn’t seem to have met with the ap
proval of its readers, and has passed into
the bands of those who favor tariff reform.
In future it will be in harmony on the tariff
question with the people among whom it
circulates, and will doubtless be more pros
The assumption of the Sun that Senator
Colquitt will he permitted to remain at
home after his present term because he is a
tariff reformer indicates that it gets in
formation from sources tlmt are not wholly
reliable. There isn't a protectionist in Geor
gia that can beat Senator Colquitt for any
office in the gift of the people. If the Sen
ator seeks a re-election there is no reason to
doubt that he will be successful. It is safe
to say that nine-tenths of the Democrats of
Georgia are tariff reformers. If from the
few who advocate protection were taken
those who are protectionists for reasons
personal to themselves, there would not re
main enough to form a respectable escort
for Mr. Samuel J. Randall from the cars
to his hotel, when he goes to Atlanta to
often the Piedmont fair.
The attempt of a New York syndicate,
which has purchased a large body of land
in Gadsden county, Florida, to inaugurate
the growing of tobacco on a large scale,
will be watched with a great deal of in
terest. Much of the land of Florida is said
to be peculiarly adapted to the growth of a
tobacco suitable for cigar wrapjiers, and
this is the kind of leaf which is scarcest and
brings the highest price. In spite of a
heavy duty. many millions of
pounds are imported annually
from Sumatra. The quality of the Florida
leaf is evidenced by the fact that one Gads
den county farmer this year sold his crop
for :10c. per pound, which is almost three
times the average price of Virginia tobacco.
It may lie that in this product Florida will
f ind as great a source of income as in oranges
and other fruits. It is anew and valuable
resource added to those of a State already
rich in them.
Frauds in the ballot box became so com
mon in Now Jersey that the Legislature
was forced to adopt a patent ballot-box.
The box adopted is one built on the Ohio
idea, and costs $~5. There is a fortune in
it lor the manufacturer. It is somewhat
remarkable that the Republicaan politi
cians at the North should howl themselves
hoarse about election frauds in the South
while such frauds are so common in North
ern Slates that it is necessary to use patent
ballot-boxes. No such boxes arc necessary
at the South.
The committee of arrangement* for the
President's reception in Chicago has decided
that he shall not be asked to lay the corner
stone of the “Auditorium,” on account of
the threat of union workingmen to resent
such r.ction on his part. The work on the
building is being done by non-union labor
ers. Some of the local journals protest
against the “back-down” of the committee,
liut the committee was right. It lmd no
right to involve the President in a local
Henry George thinks that he could cap
ture the farmers of New York if he could
only get at them. He doesn't know what
hard-headed, obstinate old fellows the farm
ers are when they think they are in
the right or he wouldn’t entertain that
opinion. He and Dr. McGlynn, however,
continue to charge 25c. admission to their
anti-poverty meetings, and their meetings
are well attended. They evidently mean
to abolish their own poverty first.
The bill passed by the State Senate to es
tablish a Forestry Bureau is a step in the
right direction. Its cost will be small, and
if it shull bn able to exert any influence in
preventing the destruction of forests, and in
encouragement of tree planting that cost
will be a hundred times repaid. The meas
ure does not, perhaps, go far enough, hut
it is a good beginning, and it is hoped the
House will eoucuro in the action of the
Knows Somethin? About Machinery.
From the Philadelphia Pres* (Rep.)
UncW Randall will start the machinery at the
Atlanta Exposition He knows low about ma
chinery of one kind ami another.
May Invite a Kick Too Often.
From the Philadelphia Record ( Deni.)
Foraker has again been snubbed, this time in
Sr This >larc Meddle of American poli
tic* probably will part his coat-tails once too
often, and receive a kick which, in th** classical
language of the ring. will put him to sleep.
When the Distribution Will be Made
From the Brooklyn Eagle (Dem.)
The story that Mr Henry George, bavin? ac
cumulated some £Ai.ooo by strict attention to
business, will distribute this amount of money
to the poor of New York on Christmas day,
bears internal evidence of inaccuracy. If Mr.
George ha* accumulated ® or any other
sum of money, which he intends to appropriate
for the relief of the needy, he will prouablv dis
tribute it on election day.
Said a well known citizen, alluding to the
very moderate attendance at the two recent
lectures given iu this city: “Sam Small seems to
have struck 12 o'clock." Toronto Globe.
The highest ambition of some people seems
to Im* to make themselves disagreeable, as for
instance, the man who asks you what tune it is,
when he knows you have your watch pawned.—
“Sr) you Maintain, professor, that children
should never be slapped or whipped?"
' Ido maintain it. The parent who whips his
child is a criminal. Happily, my children are
all quiet and oliedient. If I had a son like
Sniderlv's boy I'd break lus back."— Lincoln
Friend—Don't cry so, dear. Charley was a
real good husband.
Widow—l kn-ow it. I don't believe I’ll ever
?et any one like him agaiu. Everybody knows
he was ho ?ood to me that in common decency I
can Ifor dver so Ion?. 800-hoo: Boo
boo! Town Topics.
i see," said Mr. McSlugen, “that they have
organized a Milk Trust Company in Chicago."
“A Milk Trust Company! Well, that’s some
thin? like. I w ish they'd organize one here:
and a Beefsteak Trust Company, too. This
thin? of being dunned by the butcher is awfully
tiresome.' ’ — Washn gton Critic.
A condemned CRIMINAL noticed among the
spectators stand in? in the front row next to the
?uiilotine the doctor who takes possession of
the condemned immediately after the execu
tion ts over for examination purposes. lie
bowed politely to him. and saluting him grace
fully by waving his. hand to him, called out; “A
toute a l*heure!" iln a minute at your service.)
—Pi t tsburg Chronicle.
“Bill." said the Prince, with some hesitation.
“I want to speak to you on rather a delicate
subject, and I trust you won't be offended.'*
"Speak ri?ht out, old boy," was Bill s hearty
“Well, mother wants to ask Dirty Do? to din
ner, and she was wondering if he would mind
tier directing the note of invitation to Soiled
Canine.' 1 —New York Sun.
Young lady (at church festival)—Really, Mr.
Feathcrly, I must ask you to excuse me: I have
eaten so very lieartiiy. and there is a limit to
one's endurance, you know, even in so ?ood a
cause as this.
Mr. Featherly—Quite true. Miss Smith, but
still I think you might oblige
Young lady—Oh. well, since you seem so
earnest about it, Mr Featherly. I believe I will
take just one more lobster.— Harper s Bazar.
A Foolish Queen. -Omaha man tin England)
That's a prettv fair sort of a house. I believe
I’ll take that for the season.
Englishman-'Ouse? ouse. That's no ‘ouse,
No house eh? What is it then, a stable?”
“That's one of the Queen s palaces."
“Oh! 1 see its empty."
Yes it stands h empty most of the time."
“1 wonder what rent sue wants for it?"
“Kent? You couldn't get that for million pun,
“A million pounds! Great Scott! I wonder
if she thinks this I jOH Angeles .-Omaha World.
Proud Philadelphia*—lt was a glorious cole
-1 iratlon. wasn't it*
Wife Indeed it was. And how thankful we
should Ik* that our ancestors were members of
the first constitutional convention.
“More than that. More than that, iny dear
They fought for liberty on the field of battle.
They laid all they had oil the altar of freedom,
yea, life itself, that- we might enjov the bless
ings of human liberty, but I must hurry down
“Why, what's going on to-night?”
“I w ant to find out what candidate Boss Mc-
Maneshas set up for me to vote for.”— Omaha
Young Fortune Hinter Eh- What? Do
you mean to say your father has failed?
Miss Beauty—Oh. no, not failed: he has paid
up every dollar; but he is no longer rich, you
“Noble man! He refused to take advantage
of his creditors, then?”
‘Yes. he owes no man a penny, but it will be
a long time before he can retrieve himself. He
said, however, that if we married next month
as we desired, ne could give me a small dowry;
bat it would be very small, only thirteen hun
“My dear, we'd better wait. Thirteen is an
unlucky number.”— Omaha World.
Kmprbss Eugenie will pass the winter in
I’RixcEss Bismarck, in speaking of her illtis
iriou* husband never refers to him otherwise
than as “Bismarck,”
Prince Ferdinand, of Bulgaria, has only $30.-
000 a year private income, but he will inherit
3i,000,000 from his mother.
Moses T. Stevens, of Andover, Mass., is said
to lie the largest individual woolen manufac
turer iu the United States.
Francis Bullkinch, the oldest employe in the
City Hall at Boston, is dead at Ihe age of St. HA
had held office for thirty consecutive years.
(iouNon has promised to conduct the five
hundredth representation of "Faust” at the
Paris Opera, which is fixed for Friday, Nov. 4.
Qceen Victoria is now correcting the proofs
of Rev. William Tullocli's popular biography of
the Prince Consort. Ihr majesty is also adding
a number of anecdotes.
Miss Qu>rr Kjiarer. of Ottawa. 111., a native
Esquimaux from t be Fasterucoast of Greenland,
bus tieen lecturing in Chicago, she is 30 years
old aud is only 40 inches high.
M. Zola, the author of “Nana, ' has a mania
for hi icks aud mortar, ami all tile time he can
snare from Ins writing hespends in superintend
ing the a Unions wine i arc being made continu
ally to his villa at Medan.
Civil Service Commissioner Kooerton. of
Indiana, is mjw 76 years of age. He is a very
active man, however, extremely particular
about his clothes and he looks many years
ymmgvr-tlmn he really is,
Rrrnr.N R. Thri 11, of Rutland, Vt., aged 03
years, is in attendance hp.m the Rutland County
t 'ourt, now in scssiou. looking alter some old
cases o:i the docket. lie is probably the oldest
practicing attorney in the world.
Col. Blanton Duncan, who recently predicted
the end of the world in .013, no.v Declares Hint
"Mr. Cleveland will not permit Ins name to lie
used for President agam." There is probably
as much truth in one prediction as iu the other.
F. A. Cloudman, of Kingston. N. Y . inventor
of the present system of oc an lightship sta
tions. has received an i it Ration from the British
government u> trv .his hand at electric light
buoy*, to tie maintained at certain dangerous
points oa the Knglish coast.
The late Admiral Mnllntiy, before his death,
desired that an eight-pound solid hot wincu
lodged iu the mainmast of the United Stub s
ship Oneiilil during the light in ?tohilc Bay
should lie presented to the Philadelphia Union
League, it now forms an ornament in the
One of Kit Carson's sons claims to own a
large tract of laud in the suburbs of Los An
poles. His father homesteaded the same hack
m the fifties, ami it was afterward sold for
taxes. It is now worth $1,0110,000. Young
Carson lias instituted suit for the recovery of
Julia Turnbull, R famous dancer, who in he r
youth suppnrtei Fa tin* Kllsler and Madame
Ceieate. died hi New York recently, ag**d o
She made her appearance on the stage
w hen 0 years old, aud created a Hensation ny
singing “The Dashing White Sergeant," at that
time a popular song.
Senator Palmer, of Michigan, can boost of
the finest farm in that State. It is sHuated only
a lew miles from Detroit and comprises do>)
acres. The Senator has the best Jersey ca tic
and Fercheron home* In the Northwest, and is
never ho ha py ns when entertaining friends
under his hospitable roof tre *
County Commissioner Schubert, of Chicago,
is one of the most enterprising men in Cook
county. He recently paid SIO,OOO for the privi
lege of selling liquor on the grounds of the mili
tary encampment, and expects to clear $35,000
by the Iran fiction. The temperance people,
however, :*r to defeat his re clcctivu.
BREAD FROM HEAVEN.
An American Missionary Describes a
Fall of Manna in Eastern Turkey.
From the Sew York Sun.
Boston*. Oct. 2. —Mr. Cole, of Bit lie. a mission
ary of the American Board in Eastern Turkey,
in describing a journey from Harpoot to Bitlis,
“We traveled for four days through a region
where had newly fallen a remarkable deposit of
heavenly bread, as the natives sometimes call
it—manna. There were extensive forests of
scrubby oaks, and most of the deposit was on
the leaves. Thousands of the poor peasants,
men. women and children, were out upon the
plains gathering the sweet substance. Some of
them plunge into kettles of boiling water the
newly cut branches of the oaks, which washes
off the deposit until the water becomes so sweet
us to renund the Yankee of a veritable sugaring
off in the old Granite State, as he takes sips or
it. Other companies of natives may lx* seen
vigorously bearing with sticks the branches,
that, from having spread on the ground, have
so dried that the glistening crystals fall readily
upou the carpet spread to receive them. The
crystals are separated from the pieces of 1* aves
by a sieve, and then the manna is pressed into
cakes for use. The manna is in great demand
among these Oriental Christians. As we were
~aveling through a rather dry region, the arti
cle came in play for our plain repasts."
She Was Only a Woman After All.
From the .Sunday Democrat.
I m**t her at a count ry place.
Where she was spending her vacation*
And much admired her form and fac *.
Likewise her sjiarkling conversation
She was a Boston girl, but wore
Nor spectacles nor goggle glasses.
Though* she of learning had a store
As rich as other Boston lassies.
The maiden was of beauty rare.
CTis that, not learning, that doth sway us)
As Aphrodite she was fair.
Or Helen, spouse of Menelaus;
But colder than Diana fair.
Who male a stag of poor Actieon,
And distant as the furthest star
That glitters in the blue empyrean.
I loved her. and I think she knew
That much from my admiring glances,
For she, as we acquainted grew.
Somewhat unbent to my advances.
By when njy love I would have told,
I felt a dread, a terror seize me,
1 feared if I became so l>old,
The maiden with a look would freeze me.
At length a firm resolve I made.
For I was bordering on distraction.
That the proposal, long delayed.
I'd make, whate er might be her action.
And having thus made up my miud.
That evening when alone 1 found her.
Before she ruy intent divined.
1 boldly threw my arms around her.
I felt her tresses brush my face
Their faint, sweet perfume thrilled my senses,
I clasped her in a fond embrace.
Regardless of the consequences:
I kissed her lip* --oh, honeyed bliss!
1 gave her hand a thousand squeezes.
And all she said to me was this:
"John, are you sure that no one sees us?"
Defrauding: Sewing Git Is Systemati
From the Chicago Inter fk'ean.
The few belongings of this small family were
nicely stored away in the one room, and the
three motherless children began the struggle
for self maintenance. The little ones could do
nothing, of course, so the responsibility rested
upon the shoulders of the 14-year old sister.
The first thing she did after the funeral was
to scan the papers for advertisements in the
“help wanted' columns. She found in an even
ing ]>aper an advertisement for a girl to run a
knitting machine. It was from a well known
firm on a prominent street. She applied and
was given a job. After she had l>een there a
couple of days she saw a*constant change in the
many faces around her. Girls that were there
yesterday morning were not there this morn
ing But new girls were engaged.
she l**gan to make inquiries among the older
girls, ana found that the girls left because they
could not make enough to live on The night
of the second day she determined to see about
it. and she askea the forewoman for her time.
She was given a card with two days* full time
•redited. She had made two jackets ami one
dozen hustles in the two days. When she pre
sented the card to the office she was told tuat
she owed the firm 20c. balance for the use of
the machine and steam power.
She was credited with 20c. apieee for two
jackets that's 40c. ■ and with 30c. fur the dozen
bustles (that's 70c >. She was charged 15c. a day
for the use of machine and steam power <that's
90c. , leaving a balance of 20c. due the big firm.
At this rat/* she would have to paw n her soul at
the end of a week to pay the firm for the bad
air she breathed while using the machine and
This firm keeps a standing advertisement in
tbe evening paper, ami a small army of girls
pass through the factory every week. They get
the jackets and bustles made for nothing, ex
cept the wear and tear on the machines and
loss of steam power.
The Lay of a Lost Minstrel.
From the Lincoln < Seb.) State Journal.
Sad was the song that the minstrel sung, in
the light of the waning moon, and his voice was
cracked and his knees were sprung, and bis eyes
tar out of their sockets hung, and he howled a
dirge in a foreign tongue, and his lyre was out
out of tune. I softly unchained the br imlle dog.
and loaded the old shotgun: while he scraped
his lyre in the damp and fog, and sung of a
fairy who drove a frog, and held a court in
a sombre bog. by the light of a midnight sun.
"No fairies for me,'* I softly said, "so. singer,
you'll change your tune; you must ring of a
ballad of death instead, of ghosts in purple and
gho* s in red. of regions where wander the
phantom dead, andtheie are no stars or moon. "
lie tuned his harp to u dismal lay, thut chilled
all the blood I ow ned, and he sung. “There's a
land in the faraway, where never is gleaming
the light of the day* where the goblins damp and
the spectre* stay, and the wind with their
shrieks is toned. The ghost of tin* paliid dude
is there. l>ereft of its gitded cane; it has no oil
for its yellow hair, it lias no glasses to eye the
fair, and it cannot stand on the street and stare,
*o the dude Is bowed in pain. The dude is
chained to a sad eyed ghost, that u*ed to lx;
wild for gore; that followed the teaching of
Spies ami Most, and tried the law and the courts
lo roast, and was later stiuig to a towering
post, and clamored tor biood no more.** I
loused the dog on the minstrel there, ami I fired
my gun in the dump; and pieces of harp Hew in
the air, and stogy boots and wads of hair, and
all that was left of the minstrel fair, was rolled
in a postage stamp.
Paralyzed by Electricity.
From the See York Graphic.
Mar}' Harmon, the pretty 19-yeur-old daughter
of a funner living in l,omm. thirty miles trum
Cleve.aiul, 0.. was engaged to lx* married to
Jacob Ebevlin. an employe in oue of the electric
light establishments there. Some months ago
Miss Hannon came to Cleveland, and with a
party,of friends paid a vU it to the establish
ment .u which her Affianced worked. While
passing through the shop Miss Harmon received
a severe shock of electricity him! fell to the
floor, in a few 1111110: -s see recovered suffi
ciently to be removed from the place, and was
taken to her home. Medical aid wa* summoned.
For tour days the girl lay in lied in a paralyzed
condition. Then she regained the use 01 her
limbs, but ini . ediately began to lose Mesh. The
hair on tne ielt m h* of her head turned gray
ami began lallniK uvit.
After four weeks Miss Harmon was able to b •
nlxMit and attend to most of her household
duties, but in mat time ah.* had been trun.
forma l from a healthy girl into n feeble and
prematurely aged woman. Her form, which
had lx*t*n pi uinp and ro uxlcd. is thin and bent
and the skin on her faco dml body i* dry and
w rink.ed. Her voice is hafnh sod cracked, and
no one would imagine ti4t sue is i->s than 50
year-, of age. The physician* claim that tie
electric current communicated direct U with
the principal nerves ot the spine and leftside
of t.;e la-ad. ami tnattne shock almost com
pletely destroyed their \ itality.
A Funeral Episode.
From the Bouton Budget.
Avery funny episode occurred sonic years
since on the occasion of a funeral, at which the
remains or a celebrated Boston truckman were
deposited in the classical cemetery of Mount Au
burn. Tue deceased gentleman was a promi
nent member of several military and Masonic
organizations, and a procession was made up by
delegates of the<e bodies under the charge of
Col. Bob N . When they arrived at the ceme
tery gate anot liar procession, following the re
mains of a distinguished Celtic gentleman, made
It was raining quite hard, and in the confus on
which ensued when both parties alighted from
their carriages at the same time, the leaders be
came somewhat mixed, and unfortunately, Col
Hob N headed the crowd of mourners hear
ing the remains of the distinguished Celt. Ar
ri • ing at the grave he announced in stentorian
tones: “Brethren, fall hi and join in the last
tribute to our worthy brother. Col. Peter I)
Whereu|xni another loud voice shouted: “Be
gorra, you've got the wrong corpse!" And so it
proved, for Col. Bob N had headed the
wrong procession. and the mourners of the
illustrious truck man were aw aiting at the gate
then mistaken leader, who was quite dumb
founded at his unfortunate mistake.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The grave of Benjamin Franklin in Fhiladel*
phia is in a much neglected condition.
The business of Louisville, Ky., increased
$32,000,000 in the first six months of this year.
Superstition received another blow in the
recent acquittal of Peter Botthoff, who was
tried in St. Louis on the charge of having stolen
Recent explorations show that the Island of
Terra del Fuego contains valuable farming
lands, forests and mineral deposits. It is
peopled bv two distinct races of savages, one
lieing well formed and remarkably strong, sub
sisting chiefly by the chase: the other a coast
people, physically inferior, but not in intelli
A partridge was found in a grass field in
Hockliffe. says the London Field , that was rear
ing a white barnyard chicken. When the
chicken was caught the bird evinced ail the
signs of distress usually shown if their natural
offspring are molested. The place where the
bird was found is nearly a mile from any farm
The Scottsboro (Ala.) Citizen publishes the
editor of the opposition paper as "a contempti
ble. low-down puppy, a scoundrel, an unmiti
gated liar, and a rascal in every sense of the
word. ' and adds: "Of course this howling cur
w ill vomit at us, but we hope never again to
have to darken our columns w*ith mention of
this miserable hound, whose record is not that
of a gentleman."
In climates having a difference of 70° in tem
perature between hot ami cold seasons, a rail
road track of 400 miles is found to be 838 yards
longer in snmmer than in winter, so it has been
ascertained. Of course the length of road re
mains the same, but expansion has the effect of
forcing the lengths of metal closer together,
making an aggregate closing up of space lie
tween the rails of nearly a yard in each mile.
One of the attractions of a fair in McHenry
county. 111., was the marriage of a volunteer
couple, to whom presents valued at S2OO were
to he given. The couple came to the scratch
aud were marri*d in the presence of the multi
tude, but it is charged that they had already
had the knot tied elsewhere, and the managers
of the fair are withholding the presents pending
the result of an investigation.
Six weeks ago a Negaunee (Mich.) man took
a walk out of town on the east range, accom
panied by his dog. On his wav home he missed
the dog, but did not doubt he had preceded him
back to town. A few days ago two explorers
found the dog in a test pit seventeen feet deep
and rescued him. He was a mere skeleton after
his six weeks* fast, but was still alive and has
now almost regained his old prof >ort ions and
A few days ago the men who were working
at the bottom of thePana Coal Company's mines
came upon a peculiar snake that had apparently
been blasted up by the last shot that iiad been
fired. It was alive and coiled up in a bunch
when one of the workmen disclosed it with his
shovel It had no ej es, apparently, and when
sent to the top with a load of dirt and thrown
upon the ground it twisted about in a jeculiar
Freeman Good, a Detroit negro, was c night
butting down John Hall s woodshed. Hall tried
to stop him by hitting him 0:1 the head with an
ax. when In* had demolished the woodshed
Good had Hall arrest**d. The Judge discharged
the man who used the ax, at the sane* time de
livering the opinion that Good's head was the
more dangerous weapon of the two. Good has
now challenged the world to a butting match
for the championship.
In the mountain counties of Kentucky, the
homes of the feuds characteristic of that region,
the average pay of a County Judge is SSOO a
year, of a County Attorney SSOO, of a County
Clerk $750. and of a Sheriff SBOO, yet most of
the rows originate in strife for these places.
The |x*rouisites. however, are prized, as in the
case of tne late Judge Craig Toliver, of Rowan
county, whose office enabled him to considerably
prolong his career of lawlessness.
Dubois county. Indiana, has precious metals
in paying quantities. A ton of the ore was sent to
an assayer in Covington. Ky., about three
weeks ago from the Seitz mine, seven miles
north of Jasper. It assayed $55 silver an 1 $7
gold to the ton. The assayer was at Jasper
recently and entered into an agreement with
Seitz Bros., on whose farm the mine is, aud in
six weeks he Is to have smelting machinery
worth $2,000 erected on the ground.
While a circus was exhibiting at the base
of Fern cliff, Massachusetts, two boacoustrie
tors, something over ten feet in length, made
their escape, which was not discovered for more
than an hour. The circus men quicklv armed
with clubs aud started in pursuit. They were
overtaken, and with some dexterous work wit h
forked sticks one of them was securely pinned
to the ground and recaptured. Tne other b
came so ugly that no one da rod attempt the
capture, and he was quickly dispatched with
A police patrol wagon in Baltimore was con
veying a passenger to a station-house, when the
rear axle snapped, and the box came down on
the pavement with a crash. The passeiigesw as
sleeping when the mishap occurred, but it did
not wake him. Th* noise of the crowd that
gathered disturbed him, however, so that he
yawned and turned over. From then he slept,
while the wagon was pried up and the axle tem
porarily spliced. 11 util it became necessary to
tell the Judge how he happenei to take n drop
Near Mount Carmel the other day Mr. John
Dell and Robert Nunley cut a turkey oak, and
in the heart they found several bullets. The
tree was a little over 2 feet I; inches in diameter,
and parties skilled iu woodcraft, after viewing
the point where 1: appeared the bullets had en
tered the tree while it was a small saplinr.
estimate that the bullets were fired into the tr* e
some eighty years ago. (Ounting the li igs the
age of the tr**** was 107 years. The distance
from the outside to where the first track of the
bullets were fouud was about 14 inches.
The. Ohio and Mississippi construction hands
at work 011 a dump at Casyville, 111., have dug
into an ancient burying ground. Some of the
bodies were found at a depth of ten feet buried
in tine w alnut coffins. Already fifteen skeletons
have been exhumed and the‘hands art* not re
burying them, hu are dumping them in with
the dirt and rubbish to fill up the dump. The
circumstances point to the fact that the bodies
belonged to a civilized race, but the oldest resi
dents s *em to have no knowledge of there ever
having lx*eu a burying ground at that point, and
its history probably dates back to the time of
the French settlements.
The California Pioneer Society has a section
of timber taken from the side of the Powhatan,
including a portion of the skin, which is four
inches thick, and a piece of the abutting knee,
which is nine inches t.hicTransversely through
the whole a swordfish has dashed Ins sword, and
the portion broken off is still left imbedded in
the timber. Toe sw,.rd pierced till itigb fourteen
inciies of solid oak. and the fish w as going in t le
same direction ns the ves el. which was under a
good head of steam. An idea of the streneth
which must have i.eeu exerted can he obtained
from t ie fact that a rifted six pounder could
not have done inure thau pierce t hat thickness
of w ood.
The London Court Journal says that at a
dinner given recently by a young American
millionaire, after the host bad displayed im
mense sums in bank notes and many costly
gems, ‘'be gave his ieg a smart tap wh h a knife,
when it emitted a sweet, soft, ringing tone
which fell pleasantly on the ear. and said
•That, my friends, is made of virgin California
gold, and the garter is of diamonds of the first
water.' They vended the fact as he roiled up
his trousers." Ou which tde r,„irl Jen n o
naively remarks: "Tue hero of Monte Cristi
must take a back seat." S ■ m a; the cham
pion liar of the western continent. A million
aire with a leg of virgin California gold goes a
little beyond the best American record if the
Court Journal meant tii.it the knife, and not
the leg. was of gold, it ought to have sad so.
With reference to wolf children ac irrespond
ent of C'ha mb os' Journal writes as follow s:
“While lately on a visit to Melbourne,the writer
went with his wife and two little children, aged
* and 4, to see the Hoyal Park, w here the wild
animals are kept. Tnere. among others, they
came upon a cage with four large wolves, lying
sleeping upon me ground. They took no notice
of the writer or his wifi or the eider child- but
the moment tho young.-,- toddled up. they
sprang simultaneously to their feet and made
for tbe corner of ihe cage nearest her. Not con
tent with this, two of the largest stood on their
mild feet and pressed themselves flatly a.-ainst
the cage, pushing their great fore paws through
the ours towards the child as though to get at her
and wagging tb-ir tails and barking frantically
the whole time, their eyes riveted on her. As she
\tj!iK**(l uwu\ they rushedticross the outre to thu
ot her corner und repeated their unties. When
the child uttered n word or two it seemed to af
fect the wolves singularly, and they redonbed
their efforts to get near her. The w riter went
again with the same party and infant, and with
the same result. Now. the aspect of these "i
wolves, ill spite of their barking and excite
ment. was decidedly uot ferocious, but more re
sembling a great collie when at pliy;awl the
writer felt convinced no harm would have hap I
peaed to ttie child bad they wolves succeeded in
getting to her. Possibly in lome wolves the •
maternal iustiuct may be very strong." i
Its superior excellence proven in millions of
homes for more than a quarter of a century-, it, is
used by the United States Government. In
dorsed by the heads of the Great Universities as
the Strongest. Purest and most Healthful. Dr.
Price's the only Baking Powder that does not
contain Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Sold only in
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
.NEW YORK. CHICAGO. ST. I.Ot'IS.
A. B. ALTMAYEB A CO.
FOR THIS WEEK.
1 ENGLISH Suitings, in Novelty Plaids, Stripes
j and Checks, double width, elegant goods,
all the new fall shades, price 12j^c.; good value
Little fiper. Yes, here is a lot of Imported
Dress Goods, consisting of plain. Pin Checks
and Stripes 38 inches wide, nobbly styles, at
25c.; positively worth 40c. Please examine.
Our stock of Combination Suits embraces all
the latest Parisian and English ideas, ranging in
price from $3 V sto $35. SPECIAL —1 lot of
handsome Braided Tricot Combination Suita,
very stylish, price for this week $9; sold last
w eek at sl2 50.
1 lot of 25 pieces Heavy Black Gros Grain Silk,
cashmere finish, a big 1 Mir gain, and would be
considered cheap at $1 25. We are going to run
this lot off at 87i4e. per yard.
DOMESTICS AND FLANNELS.
5 cases 4-4 Bleached Shirting, heavy, soft
finish, equal to Fruit of Loom, at rtjqe. yard.
35,000 yards, double width Unbleached Sheet
ing, heavy quality, serviceable goods, at 15c.
5,000 yards Fast Color < 'alico at 2c. yard.
85 pieces All Wool Red Flannel at 15c. per
25 pieces White Wool Flannel at 20c. peryard.
50 pieces White Shaker Flannel at 10c.; sur
KID GLOVES AND HOSIERY.
We are still selling Ladies' P Button Swede
Undressed Kid Gloves, embroidered back in all
the new tan shades, at 50c. per pair. Not very
many left. Come aud get a pair.
Special lot of Black and Solid Colors Misses'
Riohett Hose, extra length, double gauge fast
colors, have been selling at 45c. Price this week
25c. Examine this lot.
One lot Ladies' Black Tailor-made Jerseys, all
wool, extra fine gauge, superior goods. Price
for one week $1: a regular v 1 75 Jersey.
BOYS* CLOTHING SECOND FLOOR.
We are particularly “stuck" on our great
stock of Boys' and Childrens Clothing. The
parents who examine the stuck are pleasantly
surprised at its magnitude, style and very
modest prices. Said one of our patrons vester
day: “I l*v saved fully S4O on clothing tor my
five boys the last year." Every parent can
echo the sentiment of our lady patron if they
will give our Boys and ( hildren’s Department
Boys' Knee Pants, sizes 4-13, at 25c., 35c. and
50c. School Suits from $1 50 up.
PIHSS TRIMMINGS AND BUTTONS.
Corresponding to our unrivaled stock of Dress
Goods and Silk is our great stock of Dress Trim
mings. We have Just placed on our counters
wonderful lines of the newest things for t’.e
present eason. Tuey will be found displayed
ou a separate counter, which has been devoted
to them. The stock o njarises all ti e latest
styles and effects in beaded Panel Passemen
teries, Beaded Ornament. Gimps. Braided Sets
for w aist trimming, Black Mohair Hand-Crochet
and Feather Edge Tin? eled Braids, Black and
Colored Braided Sets at prices that will astonish.
LADIES M- KINO UNDERWEAR.
OurstocKof Ladies', Miss**ss and Children's
Merino Underwear is now complete at 25c., 35c .
48c., 78c.. 98c . which we guarantee to lx* supe
rior to any similar goed •> sold in this city for 25
per cent. more. SEKCiAL. 1 lot Ladies* Scar
let Medicated Vests, pure dye, all sizes, goods
that ore positively worth $1 25. Price this week
SPECI ALTIES FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.
6 cases ladies' extra fine French Dongola Kid
Button Shoes, opera toe, laG sizes 2U, to 6, C.
Dand E widths, $] 98: actually worth $4 50. 3
cases Boys' extra fine Calfskin Shoes, lace and
button. £d 48; good value tor 52 75.
16 cast's Infant's Hand-Sewc 1 Shoes, sizes 2 to
5. 35c.: sold 1 sew here foroOc.
14 cases Misses' Pebble Goat Spring Heel
School Shoes, sizes 11-2, $1 25; worth $2.
8 cases Gents’ l ine Calf Wardwell Hand-
Sewed Shoes, lace ami elastic, sizes 5 to 10,
f2 75: worth $5. Gentlemen's Shoes ot all de
scriptions and prices. ALTMAYER’S.
Amazin' is the powerful fine display of
Fall and Winter
On Our Tables and Arriving.
( ' ENTS', YOUTHS', BOYS’ and CHILDREN'S
V T BUSIN ESS ami DRESS SUITS.
SCHOOLS' ITS and Durable "ROUGH AND
TUMBLES" for the BOYS.
THE JAEGER SYSTEM OF SANITARY
UNDER AND OVERWEAR in full supply.
Stylish Hats, Furriishings, Hosiery, Etc.
li CONGRESS STREET.
B, H, LEVY & BRO.
nrp tho nTrent* for tho
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