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THURSDAY, OC TOBER . 188 7.
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INDEX TU NEW
Meetings —Solomon’s Lodge So. 1, F. A. M.
Special Notices— BHls Against Brit ish Steam
hip Ashbrooke, Spanish Steamship Pedro and
Italian Bark Emilia Ciampa; Dissolution, Owen
& Rice; Help Wanted, Dixon & Murphy.
Cheap Column Advertisements.— Help Want
pd: Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Board; Personal; Miscellaneous.
Highland Brand Condensed Mile —At
Strong's Drug Store.
Auction Sales—Household Furniture by I. D.
Wanted—Lace Curtains, etc., to do up at
Savannah Steam Laundry.
The Virginia Democrats are carrying the
war into Africa They have organized nu
merous campaign clubs among the negroes.
New Jersey Republicans are showing that
they can quarrel among themselves as
fiercely as do the Democrats. There is a
great deal of consolation in this fact.
Negotiations are said to be pending which,
If they end satisfactorily', promise a rich
treat to theatre-goers. Inducements are
offered Miss Mary Anderson to join the
The Utah Commission reports against
the admission of the Territory as a State.
It will be a long time before the saints will
have an opportunity to defy the govern
ment’s authority from behind the shield of
There have seldom been more complete
failures than the much advertised in
ternational drill and encampment in Cb; ■
rag*. Only about 1,000 soldiers are present
and between the rain and mud they are in a
Sara Jewett, only a little while ago among
the most popular of American actresses, has
applied to the acto . fund for support. She
is a wreck in bod}' an-i mind from the
effects of opium. This is a sad ending to so
bright a carets \
Representative Huff speaks his mind
freely about the convict lease business. It
is a subject that will admit of a good deal of
free speaking without touching much more
than the surface of the iniquities that are
connected with it.
In his last speech, made to ci ,v workmen,
Henry George advanced as an argument in
favor of his theories that their adoption
would lower the price of land. This is
hardly what the farmers want, with whom
he has been pleading lately, and will render
useless a great deal of labor.
The death of Mile. Aimee in Paris, from
the effects of a surgi red operation, removes
from the stage an actress and singer who
was once among the best known in this
country. Of late years, however, she has
been almost forgotten, and her last tour
through the South was uot a success.
George Choate, son of a prominent, New
York lawyer, is said to be insane from the
effects of cruel hazing at Williams College,
where he recently entered u> a Freshman.
The severest measures should be resorted to,
If necessary, to break up this worse than
foolish custom. In Southern colleges it has
seldom been complained of.
At Hannibal, Mo., the other night, the
Mr. Dennis and the Rev. Mr. Chisholm
became involved in a rough and tumble
fight at a Holiness meeting. They were ar
rested and fined in the police court, and one
cf them languishes in jail because he has
toot the money to pay his way out. These
gentlemen, perhaps, have a little less contl
t|pnee in their sanctification theory than of
It appeai-s that this country is beginning
to be looked upon as a sort of social asylum
for disgraced British noblemen. Being
irredeemably ruined in England, it is now
raid the Marquis of Aylesbury is coming to
America. The society which calls itself the
Lest received the libertine Duke of Marl
borough with open arms. It will be inter
esting to note how the common swindler
Aylesbury will be received. His title is one
degree lower. That may make a difference
The New York Star announces that if
Che Platt machine succeeds m electing its
(state ticket this fall, Roscoe Coukliug will
be the Republican candidate for President
iu 1888. This announcement, even if it
prove true, ought not to scare anybody.
On account of the enemies in his own party,
the Democrats will find it just as easy to
defeat Conkling as Blaine, arid if by any
accident he should he elected the country
would at least have an honest man for
Mr. Annistead, editor of the official organ
of the Prohibition party in Tenuessee, says
that the fight against the liquor evil will
be pushed energetically in spite of the late
defeat, ami intimates that, other plans fail
ing, local option may be accepted by the
party as the best it etui do. The experience
of other Slates odght to have taught Mr.
Armistead that Ins party should adopt the
Georgia plan, not'as an alternative for
something better, but as the best that has
yet been devised.
The proposition of the Northern connec
tions of the Florida railroads to subscribe
a sum of money equal to any umount which
may bo raised In Florida, to be expended in
advertising the attractions of the State at
the North, should meet with a hearty re
sponso. No better men to disseminate in
formation could be selected than the trained
agents of Northern railroads. Their efforts
.would no doubt hasten the coming of the
ebusiness revival which so many Floridians
Commissioner Oberly’s Letter.
Civil fjprviee Commissioner Oberly’s let-
I ter to the Illinois Democratic Association at
! Washington is causing him a little annoy
| ance. His interpretation of the civil service
law, with reference to that and similar as-
I sociationx, is not entirely satisfactory to the
I office-holding Democrats at the capital,
j They think that he is in advance of the law,
• and are not disposed to accept him as an
1 authority on it.
Mr. Otierlv told the Illinois Democratic
i Association that office-holders in Washing
-1 ton have no right to band together for tin*
j purpose of collecting money for political
j purposes, anti that, they cannot legally in
| terfere in the political affairs of any State
The ground he takes is that when a man ac
cepts an office in Washington he becomes a
citizen of that place, anil has no more right
to influence the elections in the State from
which he was appointed, than a citizen of
Washington who has no connection with the
In an interview on Monday Mr.Oberly said
that if Democratic office-holders were permit
ted to form associations to assist their party
in States in witich they claim a residence,
Republican office-holders would do the same
thing, and that instead of being non-partisan
the civil service would be as partisan as it
was before the civil service law was enacted.
Mr. Oberly’s views of the civil service
law are quite different from those of Coin
missioner Edgerton, the Chairman of the
commission, but it is an open question
whether they will prevail. It is
not improbable that his letter
to the Illinois Democratic Association will
cause stops to bo taken to define the political
rights of those occupying places in the pub
lic service in Washington. The members
of that association are not disposed to let
the matter rest where his letter left it.
They want to know whether their associa
tion is a legal one or not. There are other
associations of a similar character, and
they too are interested in having an under
standing about their political rights. If
they have no right to help their party in
1 their respective States they want to know
it, and if they have they desire to exercise
It must be admitted that there is con
siderable force in what Mr. Oberly says in
his letter. It is no doubt the purpose of the
civil service law to relieve the civil service
of partisan influences, and, as he says, put
the service on a business basis. That can
hardly be done if associations of office
holders are formed for party service. The
Democrats will unite to help their party,
and the Republicans will follow their ex
ample. The i-esult will be that appoint
ments will cease to be made for
merit. The associations will keep
alive the partisan spirit in
the service, and the reform which has been
worked for so earnestly will be in danger
of being defeated. Mr Oberly’s letter is
certainly deserving of careful and candid
consideration. If the associations to which
he directs attention threaten injury to civil
service reform they should bo discouraged.
The administration cannot afford to take a
step liackward or to manifest indifference
in the matter of this reform.
The railroads are already arranging for
the Florida travel of the present season.
The indications are that it will be large.
The Atlantic Coast Line will run vestibule
cars, and they will bean attraction that will
be appreciated by travelers. It is probable
that California drew some of the travel
away from Florida last year, but that State
cannot permanently hurt Florida. It is too
distant, and its attractions are not suffi
ciently great to justify a journey of 8,000
miles. People may go to California once,
but the}' don’t want to make the journey a
second time. Florida is comparatively near
to the great centres of population. It has a
superb climate, splendid hotels and the best
oranges in the world. If a man can’t Iks
happy there during the winter months he
can’t be happy anywhere.
During the present season the grandest
hotel in the country will be opened to visit
ors in Florida. It is at St. Augustine, and
if accounts of it are correct it is well worth
a trip from almost any point in the country
to St. Augustine to see it.
Another great attraction in Florida will
be the semi-tropical‘fair, for which great
preparations are being made. It is not too
much to say that Florida will enjoy au old
time boom this winter.
The Public Building Site.
If business men of this city had taken a
little more interest in selecting a site for
the new public building before the govern
nent made a choice they would have stood
a much better chance of having their wishes
gratified in the matter than they do now.
Sie Morning News made the best lig.it it
uld for the Union Society lot. That loca
tion would have been ever so much more
satisfactory than the present one.
If the government can back out of the
arrangement it has made with the owners
of the barracks property, and can get a site
that will meet with the approval of the
people of the city, it ought to do so. The
wishes of the people ought to l>e consulted
in the matter. They are more deeply in
terested in it than the government is. Rep
resentative Norwood, however, if be is re
ported correctly, does not seem to have i
thought so. The almost •auammous and
rather emphatic way in which the mass
meeting yesterday declined to endorse his
action at Washington, in connection with
the matter, will doubtless convince him
that they have a very strong interest in it.
Mr. Charles Marion, |>erhaps the best
informed of living Englishmen in Central
Asian affaire, says, in effect, that the recent
rectification of the Afghan frontier agreed
to by England opens Russia's road to India,
and Mr. Cox, recently back from Constanti
nople, thinks the next war of world import
ance will lie fought among the mountains
and defiles of the Ameer's dominions.
Should such a war occur it will be found
that a long purse is worth more than the
possession of mountain passes, and the recent
gift of $2,000,000, by an Indian Prince, to be
used in strengthening frontier defenses,
would seem to indicate that in such a war
England's Eastern subjects would lie loyal.
The recent hot controversy between the
Liberal and Clerical newspapere of Mexico,
which evoked a great deal of bail feeling,
has been followed by an outbreak of fanati
cal hatred toward Protestants in the in
terior of the country. Several persons, all
native Mexicans, have been murdered, and
Other outrages committed. Strong measures
on tho part of the government to punish the !
criminals, and prevent the recurrence of
such crimes, are approved by Catholics as
well as Protestants of the capital. Mexico
is too far advaneod in the path of progress
to allow such a state of affairs to continue.
It would be a long step backward. •
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER (i, 1887.
The President and Hl3 Critics.
Some of the President’s enemies are
charging him with plagiarism, because in
Ins speeches at li)diana[tol is and Terre
Haute lie used facts relating to the local
history of those places which he evidently
obtained from the American Cyclopedia.
It is doubtful if the syieeehes had lieen pre
pared to the extent of having been written
out and committed to memory. It is proba
ble, however, that the President posted him
j self in the history of some of the places he
expected to visit, and that he arranged in
his mind what he intended to say before
I reaching the places at which ho was ex
| ported to speak.
He is not charged with appropriating the
thoughts of others. It is only alleged that
he freely used facts to bo obtained from the
Cyclopedia without giving due credit to that
work. The offense is not a serious one.
Facts of the kind that the President appro
priated are being constantly used without
credit, as they are regarded as common
< >f course the Republican papers are eager
to get hold of anything witli which to at
tack the President, and his Democratic as
well as his Republican enemies were glad
of an excuse to charge him with plagiarism.
They will not do him as much harm as they
will do themselves, however. The people are
not slow to see that the attacks are inspired
by malice and that a great deal is being
made out of a very little.
The people believe that the President is
honest, and it will not be an easy matter to
make them think that in depending upon
the Cyclopedia for some facts he had any
idea he was doing anything of a questiona
ble character. Indeed, it is extremely prob
able that he did exactly what he considered
he had a right to do. The fact mast not be
overlooked that he does not pretend to lie an
orator, and that he does not claim to be ac
quaint(<d with the local history of every
place in the country. The speeches he is
making in his present tour are nothing
more than informal talks, and are meant to
accomplish nothing more than to show the
jieople that he appreciates their kindness.
Those w-ho charge him with plagiarism will
not hurt him, nor benefit themselves.
The Oyster Bill.
In another column of this issue will be
found the text of the substitute for the bill
for the protection of oysters in the waters of
this State. That there is need of protection
for oysters and clams will hardly lie denied
by anyone who is acquainted w ith the de
structive methods which are employed in
catching them. Both oysters and clams are
now quite plentiful along our coast, but
how long will they Vie plentiful if no means
are adopted to protect and preserve them 1
Every year the demand for them increases.
Canning factories are erected in the vicinity
of the beds by those who are not citizens
of the State, and whose only aim is
to market as many oysters as they can in
till: shortest possible time. They do not
plant now- beds ami they use no precautions
for the preservation of those already in ex
istence. If something is not done for the
protection of oysters they will become as
scarce as terrapins have.
Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New
York an 1 other States all have laws con
trailing the oyster fisheries, and they are
enforced as vigoroasly as any other laws.
The consequence is that immense beds of
oysters are planted every year and the yield
is yearly increased to meet the increased
demand. The bill to w-hich we call atten
tion is a wise one in its purpose, and should
meet with prompt approval.
Congressman Cox delivered a very enter
taining' lecture at the Windsor Theatre,
New York, on Sunday night, on “Observa
tions in Turkey.’’ He said some amusing
things, among them the following: “When
I was in Thebes 1 went down in a freshly
opened grave, and there on the walls I read
the history ot its occupant, He was just
4.oG<) yeans old, and—he was dead. The
figures on the wall showed that he had been
an agriculturist, and ships and scales showed
that he had brought his harvest down the
river and exchanged it for gold. I've got
the body now m a warehouse downtown.
The old fellow is rather lonesome away off
here, and I had half a mind to bring him up
here this evening. Perhaps lam the only
American who ever shook hands with old
King Pharaoh of Egypt. He was a little
hit dusty, but I shook hands with him just
the same. They had him under a glass case,
which was raised for my benefit, and there
was a history of all his movements, even in
cluding those which occurred after his
There is talk now of inviting Spoaker
Carlisle to the State Fair at Macon, in order
to offset the effect of Mr. tliaudull's appear
ance at Atlanta. If it is meant by this that
a visit l>v the best representative of the
tariff reform Democrats is necessary to pre
vent any ill-effects from the Pennsylvanian’s
protection oratory, it betrays ignorance
of the sentiment animating a
great majority of the people of this State
on the tariff question. Mr. Randall can do
no great harm. Mr. Carlisle ought to lie
invited to attend the fair, however—not to
commit tlw people to his views on the tariff,
for they are with him already, but that he
may have an opportunity to see Georgia and
Georgia farmers at their best. The place to
do that is Macon, and the time, during the
The World has made the discovery, and
takes up two columns of space in telling it,
that the English government has a force of
detectives in New York to watch the dyua
miters and Fenians. It is not to be won
dered at, after the explosions ; t the Parlia
ment buildings, the Tower, the underground
railway, etc. It is to l>e hoped that the de
tectives are good ones, and will prevent the
recurrence of such outrages. Americans
aro not proud of the fuct that, there is reason
to lielieve that their chief city is the head
quartex-s of the gang responsible for them.
TllO New York World seems to have
constituted itself the organ of the inde
pendent, Democrats of Maryland, and
in justifying their course makes charges of
insincerity and deceit against the Presi
dent. This is done in a dispatch from Haiti- ,
more, not editorially. It has seemed to
those who heve watched Mr. Cleveland's
career that i> there were any vices from
which lie was particularly free it was those
with which he is now charged. It will
take much better evidence than the World
publishes to change that opinion.
The United States District Court at
Wheeling, \V. Va., has decided the famous
Opie case. The decision is that payments
in Confederate monev were not legal pay
ments. The facts of the cue are that an
a limnistratof sold lands bel-mging to the
estate, and received Confederate money in
payment for the same. He turned the money
over to the estate. The heirs sued for law
ful money, and the decision was iu their
Will Wait on Other Parties.
From the C acaga Tribune (Rep.)
The carpenters unions of Chicago, it is under
stood. will not hold tholreonventlon to nominate
a candidate for President until the other par
ties have placed their nominees in the field.
Responsibility for the Surplus
From the Washington Post (Item.)
Before the Democratic fiarty can be charge
able wit h the surplus, two things must be af
firrnatively shown— first, that the laws tin
der which the surplus continues to accumulate
! in the Treasury wen; made by Democrats, and
j secondly, that Republicans have been as willing
; 118 Democrats to repeal and alter these laws.
Statesman Joe Brown.
FYom the Philadelphia Record (Deni.)
Statfssman Jot; Brown, of Georgia, appears to
have his hands full in defending the iufamous
treatment of convicts hv a mining company of
which he is President, lie owns up to the fact
that the convicts were worked an Sundays. He
is the head and front of Georgia protectionism
---what there is of it—and is said to be at the
bottom of the scheme to oust Senator Colquitt.
He had better stick to convict driving.
Pat stole a watch. Mike a cow. and both were
arrested. “Wiiat time is it ■' says Mike.
"Faith,’" answered Pat,"just milking time."—
A Philadelphia writer thinks all engine drivers
should have telescopes. A good many of them
should have had them already.— Louisville Cou
Indianapolis, Ind., has a woman whose voice
can la; heard for a mile. We do not know what
her calling is, but she nist be successful in it.—
Burlington Free Press.
Gentleman (who has wandered by mistake
into a saloon next door to a printing officer—Do
you do color printing here?
Bartender (politely)—Oniy red, sir.—Burling
ton Free Press.
"I sincerely trust that you will favor me
with a remittance,” wrote the creditor. The
reply came back: "If you ‘sincerely trust,"
what in thunder are you in such it hurry about?”
Brown—That's a very killing bonnet your wife
wore to the theatre last night.
Smith—So I believe. The fellow who sat be
hind her twisted his I]**' 'k off trying to see
around it.— Philadelphia .Veers.
"'What a noise some people do make eating
clams,” said a Rhode Islander to his New York
" Yes,” responded the New-Yorker, “but you
should hear the corn eat by Levi at Coney
”1 say. pard,” exclaimed an old toper to an
other, “isn’t it about time we began to follow
the example of the Knights of Labor in dealing
with the federated unions?"
‘AVliat’s that?” asked his companion.
‘ Treat on even terms.”— Burlington Free
“Never marry a widower," was the advice of
a young matron to a friend.
"But you married one. Why?”
’’lt’s bad enough to have to hear about your
husband s mother’s cooking, but to have his
first wife's biscuits thrown in your face every
morning is simply unbearable.”— Tat-Bits.
A country journal says: "Beekeepers must
provide pasturage if profit is expected.” We
don’t see the necessity of this advice. There is
not a man living who wouldn't vacate the most
fertile ten-acre lot in this country for one small
healthy bee in active search of pasturage And
there would he no delay about it, either.—
There was only one match id the crowd of
four men. each of whom had a cigar ready to
light. "Let me strike it." said one, "I’m an
Irishman.” He struck the attitude assumed hv
a contemplative stork, took the match, anil
swiftly keelhauled it The effort was a failure
the head being iirok n off and lost. “By .large:”
he exclaimed. "1 forgot I was naturalized last
month.’ ’ — Chicago Trihunc.
Stranger (to Kansas City citizen)—Those
three corner lots of yours are fine property,
Citizen (enthusiastically)—Fine property?
Why, great Scott, man. there ain't nothing like
'em v.est of the Blinov river. Two years from
now they'll be in the heart of the city, an" people
will fairly howl for 'em. They ought to come
under the head of jewelry, not real estate. If
you want to buy that property, stranger, you've
got to buy it by the inch.
Stranger -I’m not buying property this morn
ing. 1 m the new iax assessor.
The citizen falls in a fit .—Life.
Mas. Cuh'ven. the daughter of Jesse, the
British naturalist, has just died from the effects
of a fall over a tennis net.
The Rev. Dr. (’. Ellis Stevens, of Brooklyn,
has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Geo
graph* * i Society, London.
Secretary Lamar has returned to Washing
ton from ids vacation in the New Hampshire
hills He called on the President and is in excel
John S. Delano, whose father was in Grant's
Cabinet, is a p .rlncr of "Jot*" Dwyer in a New
Mexieo cattle ranch, and they own 20,000 head
of cattle between them.
The Princesses Pignatilla and DeGorouki are
soon to appear on the Vienna stage, and the
Princess AmiA Ratief has been engaged for the
U inter Garden iu Berlin.
Arthur Ridley, of Meriden, Conn., is the
owner of fourteen skating rinks in Melbourne,
Australia, and the net proceeds for the past
year amounted to §75,000.
Miss Muller, a member of the London School
Board, who is now traveling in ibis country,
expresses the opinion that the United States is
certainly the earthly paradise of woman.
The marriage of an American girl, Miss
Fanny Coddriugton, to Mr. Robert Barrett
Browning, the,son of the poei. will lie celebrated
in the church on Mr. Sehlesinger's estate in
The Namlerbilt holdings of United States
bonds, the brokers say. are all registered 4 per
cents., and amount to $40.000,000. The Jate
William H. Vanderbilt’s original purchase was
s.'o.tioo.ik.il worth at par.
Gov. Rusk, of Wisconsin has received a press
ing invitation to attend the Cleveland banquet
at Milwaukee -and bring along sl2 .0 pay for
his dinner. It is understood the Governor has
"declined, v.-itli thanks."
Attorney General Garland's daughter,
Daisy, will be one of the coming season's de
butantes in Washington, and societv is quietly
wondering if she will be able 10 overcome his
aversion to the use of a dress coal.
FkyTH. the Bridgeport reformed safe burglar,
advises that tales should be placed on blocks
and in a corner where t! e door will shut toward
the wall. This makes it necessary to move the
safe in order to ,01 at the door with the wedges
and jimmy, making the job more difficult and
The wife of Prof. A. Graham Bell, though per
fet-Ily deaf, loses little of the table talk when
site and her husband are entertaining n coin
puny at dinner. Without uttering a sound the
famous invent.a- telegraphs with his lips nearly
everything that is sal,l, and she cleverly reads
them as she would a book.
Im. Alexander the Protestant Bishop of
Lon ionderry. having lately entertained Justin
McCarthy and hi- daughter at dinner, some per
sons. who are supposed to lie Loyalists, ex
pressed their indignation by painting during the
night the word “L-haVtd " in several conspic
uous places on the front of the Bishop's palace.
JamSs B. Goode, of Paris. Tex . proposes to
publish uil his poems in a volume of a thousand
pages, with many illusti-atrioris. It is called
‘‘Gems of Thought." ami will contain over 40. -
(X? 1 > verses on l.dOn subjects, including numerous
prose articles on hi< lire, travels and adventures
as a reporter, detective and gentleman of leis
Bernard Xahmacher, a native of Halle. Prus
sia. is visiting tit. Louis, where the number and
depth of the sears on his face have attracted
wide attention. Herr Xahmacher is not more
than ®or 2d years age. and yet he has fought
in twenty-seven duels during his university ca
reer, the results of which are to be seen oh his
The advent of an infant daughter to the fain -
iiy of Mr. de Reuterskiold, Minister of Norway
and Sweden in Washington, luis created a sen
tuition In diplomatic society then'. The little
stranger's mother, attractive in appearance and
manner, is n favorite at the national capital,
and was godmother to Dorothy Payne Whitney
Princess Irene or Hesse, who is about to
marry her first cousin, i’r nee Henry of Prussia,
is prettier than most of Queen Victoria's grand
daughters. She lias a spirited face, beautiful
hair, and a very graceful figure. The young
couple will receive from the provincial Diet of
Schleswig a magnificent wedding gift—seven
painted windows for their palace al Kiel.
Queen Christina, of Spain, is not pretty, her
face being too heavy and inexpressive; but she
has goodness aud t ict enough to make up for
lack of beauty. She has fairly conquered the
affection of the Sfunish nation, and she loses
lto opportunity to do kind deeds. Her last act
at Bilbao the other day was to sign a decree
cniimuting to penal s'rvitude the sentence of
death upon four convicts lying in the prison
INTERESTING TO THE SLEEPER.
All Men and Women. Say the Scien
tists, Will Eventually Snore.
From the Fireside.
It is perfectly true that no one ever heard of
a snoring savage. In fact, if the wild man of
the woods and plains does not sleep quietly he
runs the risk of by his enemy
and the scalp of the snoorer would soon adorn
the belt of his crafty and more mlent-sleeping
; adversary. In the natural state. th<*n, “natural
! selection*’ weeds out those who disturb th*ir
i neighbors by making night hideous with snores.
With civilization, however, we have changed all
this. The impure air of our sleeping-rooms in
duces all manner of catarrhal affections. The
nasal passages are the iirst to become affected.
Instead of warming the inspired air on its way
to the lungs and removing from it tne danger
ous impurities with which it is loaded, the nose
obstructed. A |>art of the air enters
and escapes by way of the mouth. The veil of
the palate vibrates between the two currents—-
that through tne initially closed nostrils--like
a torn sail in the wind.
The snore, then, means that the sleeper's
mouth is partially open, that his nose is par
tially closed, and that his lungs are in danger
from the air not l>eing properly warmed and
purified. From the continual operation of these
causes— increase of impure air in sleeping
rooms and permitting habitual snorere to escape
killing and scalping-some scientist has pre
dicted that in the future all men land women,
too,) will snore. It goes along with decay of
the teeth and bald hcadedness.
How the Ameer Punished an Alarmist.
From the Homeward Mail.
Some strange stories have been told of the
way in which Abdurrahman lords it over his
people There is a humor in his way of playing
the part of lord absolute which can best be ap
preciated at a distance, as the story which has
just readied us will show. Not long ago, we
are told, the Ameer was sitting in durbar dis
cussing pubic affairs. The Home Department
had gone through their work. Orders had been
introduced to release certain persons from the
sorrows of existence, when the durbar suddenly
dashed into greater things and began to talk
about the English and the Russians. A man
who had been lately introduced at court and
was not well acquainted with his sovereign's
ways, remarked: “Lord of the earth, let peo
ple say what they like, but this bumble one has
been scanning rhe political horizon with far
reauhing eyes, and the Russians are coming."
The Lord of tlm earth smiled a sweet smile—
some of the old courtiers who knew that smile
also smiled—and, turning upon him with the
“far-reaching eyes." said: "Rright jewel of our
durbar and sun of our understanding, art thou
sure of this? “The Lord of the earth is om
niscient and knows everything," replied he.
‘■Well, to be sure we do see tilings aud know one
or two things, but we are old now. Moreover,
yon tree obstructs our view. However, thou art
young: gotbou, therefore, climb the tree, watch
the cursed Muscovite s movements, and when
he is very close upon us come and inform us.
The tree is high, so that thou shalt be enabled to
see a long way off. ”
Forthwith Lh * man was led to the tree and
made to climb to the topmost branches. To
keep up his courage, if he grew weary of his
post, a guard with bayonets fixed was told off to
remain near. !t is said the young man felt con
siderably elevated by his master's humor, and
felt very exhilarated at first: but three days’
contemplation of the beauties of nature, even
from such a commanding position, is apt to tire
one, and so he fell. They say lie got hurt and
died. No one dares to raise alarms in Cabul
An A1 Fresco Wedding.
From the Baltimore Sun.
Miss Mary Hurst Purnell, eldest daughter of
Littleton B. Purnell, and Dr. Elgin Ralston
Lovell Gould, of Washington. D. C.. Statistician
in the United States Bureau of Labor, and Lec
turer at Johns Hopkins University, were mar
ried Tuesday afternoon at Woodland, Baltimore
county, the residence of the bride's father.
The services were read by the Rev. Andrew
Longacre in the open air. under oak and
hickory trees of grand proportions. A carpeted
platform of about 3u feet square was laid
for the ceremony in the centre of a noble grove
of forest trees, about 73 yards from
the house, from which there was a broad plank
walk carpeted. In the centre of this platform
stood an altar made of choicest roses and lilies
of the valley, the uprights and lower portions
l>eing of smilax. In front of the altar were
crimson cushions for the marrying couple to
kneel on. Over the altar, suspended from the
mighty trees by smilax ropes, was the roof of a
cottage Bxlo feet, made of flowers of the bright
esi hue. Crowning all in large letters were the
words in golden rod tiowers, “Heaven's Blessing
Upon You." An edging of smilax caused the
words to stand out with increased distinctness.
About this forest wedding i>latform was a deep
edging of cut tiowers, and beyond these another
deeper edging of graceful, waving foliage
plants of tine proportion. All through the park
and on the velvety sward were scattered choice
hot house plants, and the display was in the
highest degree artistic and effective.
Dog of the Regiment.
From the Lewiston (Me.) Journal.
In the way of reminiscence. Col. Emerson, of
Auburn, tells this story of a famous dog that
went to war with the Tenth Maine regiment,
The dog belonged to Nathan Jones, a stable
keeper there, and went out with his master and
came back at the end of the three months. He
jumped into the car occupied by 1 'apt. Emer
son’s company, of the Tenth .Maine, as it passed
through Portsmouth on its wav to the front,
ami the men concealed him lieneath the seats.
Telegrams demanding the dog's release were
received at Boston, at New York and at Balti
more, but the regiment had adopted the Ports
mouth canine, ami it would have required more
than a telegram to effect his release. He served
his time with the Tenth, and came home with
that regiment two years later. When the com
pany reached Portland two men came down
from Portsmouth to reclaim the dog. Two of
our boys took t,be dog across country to North
Auburn by way of Gray Corner, and tie remain
ed at North Auburn till the Twenty-ninth was
organised, when he went to the front again
with that regiment, with which he met hisdeath
at Sabine Cross Roads. He would get terribly
excited in a battle, and when the bullets would
st ri-t" the ground he would rush aud bark and
gnaw savagely at the eartn.
From Chamber's Journal.
Mu- is bo lordly garden ground,
Ti’itti winding walks and shady trees,
And pleasant nooks, where may be found
Sale shelter from too keen a breeze.
Oft have I dreamed of such a place.
And fenced It well with bolder fancies,
And am bat owner, by God's grace.
Of just one plat of pucple pansies.
Eew other flowers will make their homes
So near tile busy, dusty town:
The rose to purer dwellings roams.
Ands tuns toe factory chimney’s frown.
A lilac bush across the wall
Brings me a greeting from my neighbor’s,
When 1 step out at twilight fall
To rest me after weary labors.
I linger in my small domain.
Or stoop to pluck some cherished flower,
And dream myself ill some cool lane,
Quaint*"Pleasaunee." or ‘'My Lady’s Bower.”
I scarcely miss the gardens fair
Of sylvan queen in old romances,
.Since I lind heart’s-ease for my care
Beside my treasured purple pansies.
Novel Use for the Scriptures.
From the Host on Transcript.
Bible reading in parlors will beafeatute of so
ciety diversion snail it be said;-this whiter,
aud will taka the place among some of the in
tellectual that Browning recitals occupied last
year. Readers who may conclude from lliis
preface tiutt society is becoming pious, will be
disappointed when they learn that the new
movement tinds its support among the agnos
tics, and that the old Bible will be setec ed sole
ly with 'he rhetorical and oratorical possibili
ties m its stately language in view. It is un
perstood that a young society man who quite
distinguished himself as an amateur reader of
I Browning, has studied the Psalms this summer
| for the purpose of reading them to ears sated
, with the ’’Plight of the Duchess” ad "Rabbi
i Ben Ezra,” and is very eager for the opening of
I the leading season, which usually ilutes from
\ Nov. 15. Prom the Psalms he hopes to pro
gress to the Book of Job, should society gra
| ciously smile upon the bold experi meut in its
I tirst phase. Perhaps to a portion of his hearers
the Big Veda is more familiar than the holy
From the Arkansaw Traveler.
"Yes, 1 had quite a time in Chicago,” said a
Kentuckian, "und, with it all. came in one of
getting into a row. While hurrying to catch a
train 1 accidentally spit on a fellow. He grabbed
hold of me and whirled me around and swelled
up, and I thought that my time had come.”
'Whydidn’t you apologize?”
”1 wanted to catch the train, you know, and
hadn't time. He was a great big, burly fellow, j
and I thought lie was going to mash me, anil J
I expect he w ould have done it had not a for- !
tunate idea occurred to me.”
"What was it?”
"Well. 1 hadn't time to apologize, so I just i
banded him a nickel without saying a word. |
Instantly his countenance changed. lie smiled,
bowed politely and walked away. Money- |
making fellows up there, let me tell you.” i
ITEM> OF INTEREST.
A new Missour post office is named Rcoopus.
Connecticut dacons call their cider “orchard
The Chinese fr their cucumbers along with
P ippr-sREO cae. sold by New' York bakers, is
said to promote seep.
The Prince ofWalks is said to be an expert
performer on thebanjo.
MAssACHi KErrtpays for maintaining her con
victs $BOO,OOO a yAr more than they produce.
The wheat croj of Oregon is the largest ever
known. The suiplus for export will be fully
The South S*a Islands, at their last mission
ary meeting. rased $1,531 for anew yacht to
carry the Gjspe'to New Guinea.
The people of this country spend $82,000,000
a year for silks. Leas than hair of it is woven
here. The rest runes from abroad.
It is claimjsj that th* price of sulphuric acid
will soon be re Ucel one-half on account of a
discovery recent ly made in England.
Many of the Lmisiana and Mississippi colored
people who live ii Southern Kansas are cultivat
ing cotton with considerable success.
The remains oi a boy who was drowned nine
years ago. were jound in England recently, and
recognized by hiv boots and a tooth.
Mac. Patti has ordered a banjo from Mr.
Funkenstein, of Liverpool, and it is supposed
she intends tc learn to use it herself.
There are still 200 colonists at Topolobampo
who are suffering for want of food. The Mexi
can farmers hive contributed food from time to
The assesset value of thll property of the
South has ineriased over $900,000,000 in the past
seven years, orat the rate of about $125,000,000
Carbolic acid is recommended for moisten
ing the tools with which metals are worked. The
efficiency of the grindstone is said to be greatly
increased by this means.
A fox that had been kept captive by a Con
nect ieut farmer escaped a nights ago. and
was found the next morning, caugnt by its chain
in a neighbor's hen roost.
A Tapleyville (Mass.) man walked two miles
to the post office of a neighboring village and
back again to get a postage stamp that would
not stick exchanged for a good one.
Miss Nellie Shaw and Mrs. I. P. Longfellow
held the reins in a horse trot at a Maine fair.
Miss Shaw's trotter won in 3:42, but the com
mittee divided tke purse of $6 evenly.
A Gilboa (N. Y. i man has made a queer look
ing machine, which he guards with jealous care,
lie believes he has discovered perpetual motion.
People come miles to see the “machine."
The electric motor gains ground so rapidly
that it is hard to keep pace with all the new
applications. On? of the motors of recent com
mereiat introduction is already in use in over
Arizona is about to operate a dam which in
magnitude surpasses anything in the country.
The reservoir will store 15.0)o.ooo.090 gallons of
water for irrigatiag thousands of acres of placer
and grazing lands
A steamship aoint estimates that Americans
spend $50,000,000 a year in Europe. He esti
mates the number of Americans who cross the
ocean annually at about 100.000. The cost of
each one will average say $5OO.
Two fin back whales were caught in a weir
at Campobello, Me., last week, une escaped
before low water, but the other was killed. He
was twenty-six feet long and four feet through,
aud estimated to yield ten or twelve barrels of
From government reports just published in
England it appears that there are 561,092 per
sons engaged in and about mines, of whom 5,568
are females above ground. There was one loss
of life during the past year for every 644 persons
Eighty years ago society in Turkey forbade
women to learn to read. The Sultan has now
started schools for women. See what Chris
tianity is doing. Geu. Lew Wallace, of ‘ Ben
Hur" fame, commends the action of the almost
The pastor of a colored church in Bradford,
Pa., complains that he gets only $372 salary,
that there are no perquisites, and that upon the
occasion of the only marriage in his church
within a year, the Presiding Elder did the job
and pocketed the fee.
There are now twenty-seven vessels engaged
in missionary work in different parts of the
world under the auspices of sixteen societies; of
these missionary vessels sixteen are running on
the coasts or rivers of Africa and six among the
islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Texas papers say that the Rio Grande is
running so low at that place that it is only ankle
deep, and that it is expected to drv up alto
gether before winter The prospect is contem
plated with alarm by the fruit raisers and vitie
yarilists of that part of the country.
The floating island on Lake Perwentwater,
England, has again made its appearance. It
came to the surface of the water a year or two
ago, near Lodore. after complete submersion for
nearly three years. The cause of the phenome
non uas never been satisfactorily explained.
A Jackson ( Mich.) justice of the peace owns
an intelligent spani I that is cunning. When
ever he is wandering abroad without his muzzle
and spies an officer he hies himself to the neat
est alley and puts a tiu can over his nose, keep
ing it there until the policeman passes by and
the danger is over.
Mr. Murphy, of Royaiton, N. Y., and the
widow Rogers, of Springbrook, met by chance
a few nights ago in the Lockport police head
quarters. where he had been taken for druuken
ness and she for vagrancy. He |iopped the
question through the bars and she gave her con
sent. and iu the morning Justice Hickey mar
A young woman of Muskegon, Mich., so an
noyed the neighbors by her piano playing that
they made a complaint to the police. The mat
ter was investigated, and a policeman was sent
to tell her she must be more reasonable about,
her music. Thereupon she began p'.aying louder
than ever, stooping only for refreshments and
kept it up until she fell from the piano stool in
The “Crowner’s quest” over the bodies of the
hundred and odd dead from the fire in the Ex
eter theal re. censured the authorities for allow
ing such a building to be used as a theatre, and
added that "the jury unanimously consider the
non-supply of any refreshments to them for
several li-iurs a blot on the legal system of the
country.” The Coroner made them strike this
sentence out. and the London pa|*-rs suggest
that, w ith so many dead to think aboLt.tke''jury
ought to have forgotten its beer.
John Bright, writing to a Canada man on the
temperance question, says: "The whole ques
tion and its solution must depend on public
opinion, which may agree to restrictions which
are important, but will for a long time, and per
haps always, refute the absolute prohibition
It seems that II severe system of taxation is
almost the only remedy which can be adopted
with much hope of success. With Canada and
with the temperance party in the United States
I bop.- and wish ttiul the temperance cause inuv
Some YEAF.s ago Secretary Lamar had in his
possession a weak looking Jersey bull calf. The
drooping i.niinal seemed ready to give up the
struggle for life, when its owner conferred nnon
It the name “Senator George Graham Vest"
1- roin thru moment the calf began to flourish.
Nothing seemed to pull down the "Vest” It
grew and w axed si mug. and was finally sold to
Senator McPherson, of New Jersey, and became
ehiet of his herd, Lust week "Senator George
(.rah uii Vest tool; tirst premium at an aeri
cultural fair. *
Tiil: presents that will be on exhibition at the
Vatican during the Pope’s jubilee include an
altar sent by the Bolognese commission. It is
built of inlaid wood, and objects used in the
C’iebration of the mass are of silver gilt or mire
gold The whole is valued at $lO.iM). Tin-gilts
from the diocese of Milan alone w ill reach the
value of *7O 000. A missionary sends fm,B
mall skins of two tigers, killed by himself, and
the tusk of an elephant, carved in t he form of a
pirogue with its rowers. Cantu sends many
lace robes, made mostly by little children. Ob
jects in opal glass are sent by the parish of St
Ambrogjo from Orleans conies a magnificent
standard of Joan of Are, embroidered bv noble
I! u * 1 rnieess Clotilda, in her retirement
at Moucalier-I. embroidered a white satin mZ
with gold flowers, for the Pope. A book of the
lib* und acts of Leo XIII.. a model o .a m '
and engraving sent from Belgium, s cull"3
"Leo Mil s Book of Gold." A model fa
nmniimental organ for St. Peter’s is being ~ ude
by Caraille Coll, a celebrated organ maker A
colossal cheese comes from a cheese maniifac
turer. A cooper sends a large barrel for wne
™,'t r y Duke°Be fl ;r linHn <•• from a poorer
vaot - '"ike Scott! presents a finely-chiseled
amphora. vuluod at jjkuu. e ,
4 BAKING POWDER.
Its superior excellence proven in millions ot
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 a a
the Strongest. Purest and most Healthful. Dr.
Price's the only Baking Powder that does not
contain Ammonia, Lime or Aium. Sold only in
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
NEW YORK. CHICAGO. ST. LOUIS.
A. R. ALUM AVER A CO.
FOR THIS WEEK.
IT'NGLISH Suitings, in Novelty Plaids, Stripes
j and Checks, double width, elegant goods,
all the new fall shades, price 12*4c.; good value
Little finer. 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 40e. Please examine.
Our stock of Combination Suit® embraces all
the latest Parisian aud English ideas, ranging in
price from $3 75 to $35. SPECIAL —1 lot of
handsome Braided Tricot Combination Suits,
very stylish, price for this week $9; sold last
week ai sl2 50.
1 lot of 25 pieces Heavy Black Gros Grain Silk,
cashmere finish, a big bargain, and would be
considered cheap at $1 25. We are going to run
this lot off at 87**e. per yard
DOMESTICS AND FLANNELS.
5 cases 4-4 Bleached Shirting, heavy, soft
finish, equal to Fruit of Loom, at Okie. yard.
35,000 yards, double width Unbleached Sheet
ing, heavy quality, serviceable goods, at 15c.
5,000 yards Fast Color Calico at 3c. yard.
83 pieces All Wool Red Flannel at 15c. per
35 pieces White Wool Flannel at 30c. per yard.
50 pieces White Shaker Flannel at 10c.; sur
KID GLOVES AND HOSIERY.
We are still selling Ladies' 4-Butfcon Swede
Undressed Kid Gloves, embroidered back in all
the uew tan shades, at 50c. per pair. Not very
many left. Come and get a pair.
Special lot of Black and Solid Colors Misses’
Ribbed Hose, extra length, double gauge fast
colors, have been selling at 45c. Price this week
35c. Examine this lot.
One lot Ladies’ Black Tailor-made Jerseys, all
wool, ext!a tine gauge, superior goods. Price
for one week $1; a regular $1 75 Jersey.
BOYS’ CLOTHING—SECOND FLOOR.
We are particularly “stuck” on our great
stock of Boys' and Children's Clothing.' The
parents who examine the stock are pleasantly
surprised at its magnitude, style and very
modest prices. Said one of our patrons yester
day: “I nave saved fully S4O ou clothing for my
five hoys the last year.” Every parent can
echo the sentiment of ouf lady patron if they
will give our Boys’ and Children’s Department
Boys’ Knee Pants, sizes 4-13, at 35c., 35c. and
50c. School Suits from $! 50 up.
DRESS TRIMMINGS AND BUTTONS.
Corresponding to our uarivaled 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 ti e
present season. They will be found displayed
on u separate counter, which has been devoted
to them. Tte stock comprises ail tie latest
styles and effects in Beaded Panel Passemen
teries. Beaded Ornament Gimps. Braided Sets
for waist trimming, Black Mohair Hand-Crochet
and Feather Edge Tin eled Braids, Black and
Colored Braided Sets at prices thatill astonish.
LADIES’ MERINO UNDERWEAR.
Our stocK of Ladies', Misses’ and Children's
Merino Underwear is now complete at 35c.. 35c.,
48c.. 73c., 98c., which we guarantee to be supe
rior to any similar good < sold iu this city for 35
percent, more. SPECIAL.—I lot Ladies' Scar
let Medicated Vests, pure dye, all sizes, goods
that are positively worth $135. Price this week
SPECIALTIES FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.
6 cases Indies’ extra fine French Dongola Kid
Button Shoes, opera toe, last sizes 24S to 6, C,
D and E widths, $1 98; actually wortll $4 60. 3
cases Bid s extra lire Calfskin Shoes, lace and
button, $1 48; good value for $3 75.
10 cases Infant's Hand-Sewed Shoes, sizes 2 to
5,35 c.; sold ■ lsewbere for 50c.
14 cases Misses' Pebble Goat Spring Heel
School Shoes, sizes 11-3, $1 35; worth S3.
8 cases Gents' Pine Calf Wardwell Hand-
Sewed Shoes, lace and elastic, sizes 5 to 10,
$3 75: worth $5. Gentlemen's Shoes of all de
scriptions and prices. ALTMAYER'S.
Amazin’ is the powerful fine display and;
Fall and Winter
On Our Tables and Arriving.
( 'ENTS’, YOUTHS’, BOYS’and CHILDREN'S
l 1 BUSINESS and 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, Furnishings, Hosiery, Etc.
161 CONGRESS STREET.
B. H. LEVY & BRO.
The Sunday Morning News
OF OCTOBER 9,
Will contain the opening chapters of anew
1 Romance of Hidionil,
By Walter M. Richmond.
The serial is No. 28 of the
Morning News Library
Of stories written by SOUTHERN AUTHORS,
and is one of intense interest
I lie Sum,ay Morning Nkws is for sale by all
newsdealers. Brice, Sc.