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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
Meetings— The Merchants and Mechanics
Loan Association; Pulaski Loan Association;
Workingmen's Benevolent Association; Golden
Kule Lodge No. 12, I. O. O. F.; German Fire
Special Notices—As to Crew of Br. Steam
ship Abeona; Metropolitan Savings and Loan
Cos.; As to Crew of Br. Steamships Scw Fell
and Annie; Youths’Historical Society Enter
Railway Schedule— City and Suburban Rail
Steamship Schedules— Ocean Steamship Cos.;
Baltimore Steamship Cos.
Bane Statement—Merchants’ National Bank.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Employ
ment Wanted; For Rant; For Sale; Lost* Mis
Auction Sales—Groceries, Furniture, Etc.,
by D. R. Kennedy.
If the stories of suffering among the poor
of London, and the rapid increase in their
number, are not exaggerated, there may Vie
scenes in the great metropolis which will
rival those in Paris a hundred years ago.
When the Virginia jails get full of State
officers the people will begin to think there
in not much left of State rights, and that
the Supreme Court of the United States is a
sort of collecting agency for foreign credit
The speech of Gov. Gordon introducing
Mr. Randall, at the opening of the Pied
mont Fair, was brief and eloquent—just the
kind of a speech for the occasion—and well
calculated to increase the Governor's repu
tation as an orator.
Mr. Powderlv has drawn in salaries $34,-
600 in eight years. This is a pretty fair
average, but he will soon make it much
better if he succeeds in getting into Con
gress, as it is said he intends to do. He is
uo doubt well satisfied with his profession.
The lady to whom the Duke of Marlbor
ough is to be married soon is an American,
twice a widow and described as very beauti
ful. It is not stated whether she is wealthy,
but she almost certainly is, as the Duke is
too shrewd a man to give away a title
which would bring a great deal of money
on this side of the ocean. He has probably
A New York paper says a forty-ton yacht
is being fitted out in that port presumably
to capture Central America. The man who
sails in her will probably have an opportu
nity before long of showing with what cool
ness he can stand againt a wall and look
down the muzzle of a Honduranian or Costa
Rican rifle at ten paces. The days of Walk
er expeditions are over.
A scheme is said to bo maturing to extend
the Knights of Labor organization over
Ireland. If the national league is sup
pressed, the Knights might take its place.
But what would they do about the lawyers
and liquor sellers, many of whom are in
the league? But then the name of the
Knights’ organization would be about all
the league would want.
The New York papers give great promi
nence to a rumor that Robert Garrett was
taken from New York to his country home,
near Baltimore, suffering from aberration
of mind. His actions on which the rumor
was based are said to have occurred princi
pally about Delmonico’s, and a more rea
sonable explanation, and one involving Ims
serious consequences to Mr. Garrett, could
probably be found.
A dispatch from London says that the
recent Aylesbury scandal has brought out
the fact that many of the members of the
House of,Lord*are themselves anxious for
great changes in the constitution of that
body. If this is true there ought not to be
much delay in bringing about the changes
necessary to convert into a useful govern
mental machine what is now not much more
than a clog on the wheels of progress.
Even Col. Eugene Higgins Is not Insen
sible to newspaper attack*. He now says
he is tired of being berated by the Republi
can and Mugwump press, and wishes to re
sign the office of Appointment Clerk. But
tsrfor# the Colonel turns loose he wants to
find out his chances for a vindication by
being elected Doorkeeper of the House.
They are probably small, though the
Colonel, as he describes himself, is a "hust
ler,” and there is no telling what he can do.
It is now charged that a gveat ring of
wool manufacturers, in collusion with New
York and Boston custom house officers, has
been for several months Importing great
quantities of Australian wool, gross under
valuation being permitted In order that
such importation might be possible. The
story is almost, certainly false, If It should
be true, however, the parties implicated
ought, to be severely punished for violating
the law; liut one could qot help remember
ing in such a case that the orlnio mads
possible cheaper clothing to poor men, The
results of crime ought not to tie public
Col, Fred Grant evidently thinks well of
himself, In a recent speech he told his
hearers that if elected Secretary of State of
New York he would try to show that ho
hail inherited the ability of his father, The
General never gave evidence of any ability
to perform duties of the character which
attach to the office of Secretary of State,
perhaps from the lack of opportunity, and
it is difficult to understand how Col, Grant
will have a cUa ua to display In that office
the qualities which won Ids father fame,
The General was a great man, but bis soo
innst be a very smalt one when he ojieniy
asks for voles for no other reason than that
he is hia father's sob.
Mr. Po* rderly and the Anarchists.
If at an time there existed a doubt about
Mr. Powderly’s position with respect to the
condemned Chicago Anarchists the bold
stand which he took against the Quinn reso
lution in the Minneapolis convention on
Monday dissipated it. He doesn’t believe
that the Knights of Labor, as ail organiza
tion, would consult their own interests by
taking any action with regard to the con
demned Anarchists. He holds, and rightly,
that no true Knight can be an Anarchist or
have any sympathy with those who are
advocates of Anarchist doctrines. The con
vention agreed with him, and the Quinn re
solution, expressing sorrow for the doomed
Anarchists in Chicago and asking fora com
mutation of their sentences to imprison
ment, was consigned to the waste basket by
a very handsome majority.
The Knights of Labor are under great ob
ligations to Mr. Powderly for leading them
in the right direction in this matter. If the
convention hud adopteil the Quinn resolu
tion the Knights would doubtless have been
asked to take other and more aggressive
steps in behalf of the Chicago bomb throw
ers. In a little while their organization
would have been disturbed by questions
which would have been forced upon it by
the Anarchists, and the chances are that it
would not have escaped serious damage.
The Knights of Labor organization lias
certain purposes to accomplish, the chief of
which is the improvement of the material
condition of workingmen. As long as it
keeps these purposes in view, to the exclu
sion of others of Jess importance, the prob
abilities are that it will be of some benefit
to its members. If, however, it undertakes
to fight the battles of Anarchists and Social
ists, it will soon find itself growing weaker,
and its influence disappearing. The only way
in which it can hope to be of any benefit to
its members is by attending strictly to those
things which are its excuse for its existence.
The Anarchists would be very glad in
deed to get a controlling interest in the or
ganization, but thus far they have not suc
ceeded in their object, and as long as Mr.
Powderly remains the recognized head of it
they are not likely to. All classes of people
are interested in having the Anarchists in
this country suppressed. They are inimi
cal to every interest, and are as dangerous
to the workingman as to the capitalist.
Mr. Randall at Atlanta.
It was expected, of course, that Mr. Ran
dall would have something to say about the
benefits of protective tariff in his sjieech
opening the fair at Atlanta, but it is doubt
ful if his remarks convinced any farmer in
Georgia that a tariff of that sort is a good
thing for him. If Mr. Randall would only
go into particulars and show the farmers
how the payment of a tax on their cotton
ties, agricultural machinery and imple
ments, and on about all the necessaries of life
is a good thing for them,
they would listen to him with real pleasure.
His glittering generalities and bold and un
supported assertions, however, can have but
very little interest for them.
Mr. Randall will see at the fair the prod
ucts of the Georgia cotton mills, and doubt
less he will congratulate himself that,
although the Georgia farmers are not over
enthusiastic about the advantages of pro
tection, he can number the Georgia manu
facturers, at least, among the admirers
of the doctrine of which ho is a shining
apostle. But it will not do for him to take
it for granted that the manufacturers of
Georgia are protectionists. If he will go to
the trouble of talking with them he will be
surprised to find how many there are who
favor tariff reform—the kind of tariff re
form that Mr. Carlisle and the Mornino
News teach. It is probable that the Pres
ident of the greatest cotton mill in
Georgia will tell him that what
the cotton manufacturing interests
of the South most need is a tariff for reve
nue only. Of course this will not be grati
fying to Mr. Randall, but as he said in his
speech opening the exposition, that ‘‘the
search after truth has exposed the fallacies
of science as well as falsehood in history,”
his search after the truth relative to the
protective sentiment in Georgia, will show
him that much that appears in Georgia prints
about the growth of that sentiment in this
State is based upon a mighty shaky founda
Cool Heads Needed.
There is need of cool heads amAng those
in charge of the police of New York during
the present campaign in that city. There
came very near being a riot there on last
Saturday night on account of a blunder of
the police. There was a big meeting of
Socialists, and the police, without any ex
cuse ♦’r their action, broke it up by attack
ing the crowd with their clubs, and quite
severely injured a number of citizens. The
captain in charge of the police at the scene
of disturbance admitted that a grave
blunder had been committed.
There is no doubt that the police captain
had not intended that his men should nt
tack the crowd, but that fact is not ac
cepted by those who were participants in
the meeting as a satisfactory excuse for
what they call a police outrage.
The Socialists do not, of course, want
any explanation of the affair. They are
rather glad, doubtless, that the mistake oc
curred, as it affords them an opportunity to
denounce the authorities and excite sym
pathy for themselves. They talk about
sueing the city and in trying in other ways
to get satisfaction for the attack. It is
certain that they will make as much capital
out of the affair as they can.
There aro certain to be lively times in
New York during the next few weeks. The
various tickets will be pressed upon the
attention of the public with all the skill and
vigor that their respective supporters can
command. If grave disturbances are to be
avoided the police cannot afford to make
any more blunders.
Eighteen hundred men struck in the col
lieries in Durham county, England, because
the proprietors had recovered nominal
damages In an action against several men
who had quit work without notice on ac
count of somo dispute In one of the mines.
The mon would not pay, and six of them
were sent to Jail In default, The strikers
refused to go to work until their comrades
were released. One night somo stranger
went to the Jail and paid tho fines of tin
meti, who were at once set free, Th# men
held a meeting next day and decided to go
Imek to work,
Crimes committed by tho military have
beoomo so frequent In India that the Com
mander-In-Chief of tho armies lias i*iued an
order that tile ammunition of both British
and native soldiers shall be kept under look
and key, in charge of an officer, and none
issued except in case of necessity,
Wall street was never so full of reports of
railroad prosperity, but somehow the public
doesn't buy stocks, Is the pub lie broke, or
only grown wiserf'
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1887.
Emma Abbott’s Defense.
The prompt anil spirited reply of Emma
Abbott to the attack of the Rev. W. A.
Candler, of the McKendree Methodist church
at Nashville, upon the members of the
theatrical profession and the theatre, last
Sunday morning, is exciting considerable
comment. Now and then, in different
parts of the country, a man rises in a con
gregation and replies to something the
preacher has said which does not accord
with his ideas of justice and right, but it is
extremely seldom that a woman does any
thing of that kind.
It is clear that Emma Abbott did not
take the step she did for the purpose of ad
vertising herself. She was simply indig
nant that the people of the theatrical pro
fession w'ere spoken of so slightingly, and
the theatre condemned so sweepingly. It
was a bold act upon her part, but that her
conduct was excusable, and even justifiable
under the circumstances, is shown by the
applause with which her remarks were re
There are some ministers of the gospel
who feel that they must condemn every
thing connected with the theatre. Their
aim is not to produce sensational effects,
but to discharge what they believe to be
their duty. The mistake they make is in
refusing to admit that there is anything in
nocent and harmless connected with the
theatre, or that there are members of the
theatrical profession who live correct lives.
In fact, the theatre is something about
which a majority of them, perhaps, know'
little or nothing, and consequently they
cannot speak of it intelligently.
There are good and bad people among
actors and actresses and there are objection
able features to the theatre, but it can be
said with equal truth that there are bad
men In the ministry and there are things
done in churches which are open to con
Words spoken from the pulpit carry
great weight with them, as they should, and
for that reason, as well as others, ministers
should not only be careful to be just, but
should spare no pains to get at the truth of
the matters with which they deal.
Proposed Pension Laws.
The principal business of the recent en
campment of the Grand Army of the Re
public at St. Louis was to agree upon meas
ures to recommend to Congress for the re
lief of men who served in the Federal
armies during the late war. The pro
gramme agreed upon was quite an extensive
one, and though it has been given in sub
stance in the Associated Press dispatches it
may be well to repeat it in compact form,
which will be more readily understood.
The demands of the Grand Army are as
The dependent pension bill, amended so as
to make it more sweeping.
Removal of the arrears limit.
Equalization of bounties.
A pension of sl3 a month to all widows of
honorably discharged soldiers and sailors.
Increased pensions for the severer disabili
Increased pensions for the loss of eyesight
Pensions for all who were confined in Con
Increase and equalization of pensions for
Bound tog itiier by a sen timent of brother
hood, which had its origin in common par
ticipation in the dangers and privations of
the greatest events of their lives, the mem
bers of the order seem not to realize the
immense burden which they are trying to
impose upon the country. In seeking to
make comfortable the lives of themselves
and their comrades, they forget their duties
as citizens. The political influence of the
Grand Army is thought to be great, and it
may be that they will force upon Congress,
through the fears of politicians, the ad
mission of some of their demands.
What those demands really mean, a few
figures will show. The pension list now
costs about $80,000,000 annually, and is in
creasing under the operation of laws now
in force. Of the new demands, the depen
dent pension bill, it is thought, would add
to the co6t between $50,000,000 and $75,000,-
(XX) a year; the removal of the pension
arrears limit would cost, by tie Pension
Commissioner’s estimate, $333,308,100, to be
paid as fast as claims could be adjusted; the
equalization of bounties would cost, as esti
mated by Paymaster General Alvord, $163, -
000,000. The sums necessary to meet the other
demands would be large, but no statistics
are at hand. Enough is shown, however,
to make it plain that were the government
to undertake to ]iay such claims as those al
ready put forward the present surplus iii
the Treasury would not only be exhausted,
but new Federal taxes would have to be
This country has manifested its gratitude
toward the veterans of its armies to a
degree never seen before, and it has done
enough. It may be well to remedy in
equalities of pensions and make other
changes of like character, but tho sum dis
bursed is as large as it ought to be.
The one consoling thought about the
whole matter is, that had the demands been
more moderate they would have stood a
better chance of being attended to by Con
gress. They are so extravagant that Con
gress and the people must revolt against
The San Francisco Examiner says that
the emigration of the Metiakatla Indians
from their city of the same name in British
Columbia has been accomplished. The city
is deserted and most of the houses are torn
down. It is not long since the Queen and
her husband, a strapping big Indian, were
in supreme command. Ther word was law,
and often disobedience to their wishes was
punished by death. Now the Queen is in
very humble circumstances at Fort Simp
son with her husband, who is a common
day laborer on the wharf.
Fred Douglass calls the hill
for the equal education of negro and white
children, and he would doubtless deny that
such education could be equal if negroes
were forbidden to attend white schools.
Equal facilities for education would not
satisfy him. And it is the fact that Doug
lass fairly represents most of tho Northern
supporters of the Blair bill which makes tho
Southern people so chary of accepting aid
from the government, which might carry
with It wine right to control the policy of
There Is a movement on foot In South
Carolina to pension, at a low rate, disabled
and indigent Confederate soldiers and tho
widows and children of soldiers who are In
need, This movement ought to extend all
over the Southern States, Though the
States aro poor ami in debt, they should
meet, in the greaiest measure they oan, the
obligation t:iey owe the men who suffered
ill th dr defense.
More Reform Wanted.
From tire Philadelphia Timex (Dent.)
It may strengthen the President’s hands to
see hoiv many people there are. even in a limited
section of this country, who don't want offices,
and who approve of all the administrative re
form that he has given them, and want more
Utah Must Not be Admitted.
From the Chicago Mail iPep.)
Utah is hard enough to manage at best. The
laws that have been enacted for the suppression
of polygamy within its boundaries are none too
strong. Indeed, they fall short of accomplish
ing what Congress intended, if anything. If
Uncle Sam knows his business he will keep the
gentle Mormons down, now that they are down
and partially subdued.
Good Policy to Buy More Bonds.
FVom the Men> York .Sun (Dem.)
The plain and simple question for the Secre
tary to decide is whether he will continue to pay
interest on millions of dollars of the public debt
more (ban is necessary, and at the same time
distress the entire commercial community for
the sake of locking up money in the Treasury;
or whether he will let out the raopey, stop the
running of interest, and relieve the necessities
of the people. The latter is so evidently the
proper course for him to take, that we wonder
he hesitates about it.
“Po look at that beautiful woman standing
on the shore!’’ exclaimed Mrs. Popinjay, who
was spending a fortnight at one of the popular
resorts on the Jersey coast. "She fairly has a
halo around her head, like a pictured saint.”
"Nonsense, my dear,” exclaimed Mr. Pop
injay, “That’s mosquitoes.” —Burlington Free
The editor of an esteemed contemporary
wonders how he will get hia clothes on over his
w ings when he gets to heaven. Don’t worry,
dear brother, on that score, You may some
time find difficulty in getting your boots on
over your cloven ‘hoofs or making your hat
cover your horns, but don't you bother about
the wings.— Minneapolis Tribune.
"George, dear," said Naomi, “I am afraid
you are too industrious in your efforts to win
enough money to obtain papa's consent. Your
heaitq will break uuder it.
"Too industrious? Why I don’t work very
"Oh yes, you do.”
"How do you know?"
"Why, I heard jiajia say to-day that you were
carrying an awful load last night.”-—Lincoln
Knowledge is Wealth: Accident Insurance
Agent—How many insurance tickets did you
dispose of to day?
Railroad Ticket Man -Only one.
A. 1. A.—Only one? What fools travelers
K. T. 3L—I should say so.
A. I. A. -Only one accident ticket sold to-day,
eh? Well, well! Who bought that?
U. T. >L- The superintendent of construction.
Why She Was Cold.— " Darling," he muttered
hoarsely, "I reformed for your sake: because
you asked me i have forsworn the saloon and
its pleasures. Still you avoid me and keep me
at a distance.”
"I am sure. Charlie, you were quite heroic in
doing so much for me. ’
"Then w hy do you draw haughtily aw'ay from
“Because I uan't bear the smell of cloves.”—
Capturing a Town — First Tramp—Hello, Jim,
where you been so long?
Second Tramp—ln Kansas City.
“Visitin’ the Mayor and other big bugs. Had
a bully time."
“I sh’d say so. How did yer git in with
"I told ’em I’d tramped all over the world,
and Kansas City was bigger’n London an' Paris
put together."— Omaha World.
First American No, sir; we don't want any
daddyism or son of his father business in this
country. If you fellows nominate young Grant.
I’ll work against him.
Second American -O, the Grant we were
talking about is not the son of Gen. Grant.
"O, some other family, eh?"
"Yes; he’s the. son of the Grant who was
"Well, that’s different. I was afraid he was a
great man’s World.
Great Statesman- 1 want you to stop refer
ring to Queen Victoria in such a flippant man
Editor of Party Organ -Why, I thought you
liked that. Iu tact, you told me to give Eng
land a kick every chance I got.
"Times have changed, sir, and you ought to
have sense enough to know it. Remember that
England is the mother country, sir, and Her
Majesty Victoria is the reigning Queen, sir."
"Well: well: What’S happened?"
“English Americans are getting naturalized
by the thousand." —Omaha World.
Ex-President Hayes is a happy grandfather,
owing to the fact that his son, B. A. Hayes, of
Toledo, was blessed with a son and heir last
Sunday. This is the first grandchild of the ex-
Miss Bessie Cleveland, on- of the leading
members of a Western comic opera company
now playing in Ohio cities, claims to be a niece
of the President. She is good looking, and has
a sweet alto voice.
Mrs. L. C. Peckbax, of Middletown, Conn., is
thought to be the comiug soprano of New Eng
land. She is at pre-ent in tue choir of a Hart
ford church, and her beautiful voice senes to till
the edifice every Sunday.
Sir Robert Ball, the Irish astronomer, is on
a tour of America. He thinks the Canadian
skies far superior to Old World ones for ob
servation purposes. He tnay tarry some months
in the Rocky mountain system.
Prof. E. N. Horsford, of Harva rd College,
has made a fortune out of his famous acid
phosphates, lie is a peculiar mail in appear
ance lias a heavy, stooping figure, an English
face and gray slue-whiskers and beard.
J. H. Dkmlf.r, one of the oldest German resi
dents of Pittsburg, lias given eight acres of
laud, on which are situated two large frame
houses, stables and other necessary frame build
ings, to found a German orphan asylum.
Mr. Trenholm, Comptroller of the Currency,
has returned to Washington from a month’s
vacation in New England. Ho said he will not
be aide to attend the bankers’ convention to
day because of the pressure of official business.
Capt. Beriben, the fillibuster. is reported to
be alive and well. He and his command, lmm
liering several hundred mounted men, are hid
den in the mountains of Cuba, and are said to be
growing fat on a diet composed of wild pigs and
Marion Leonard is the champion woman liti
gant of Chicago. During the past three years
she lias figured in over sixty law cases. On
Monday Mi. -a Leonard sued the city for SIO,OOO
damages because she was denied access to cer
tain paiiers in one of its departments.
Gounod, being asked to load the orchestra at
the five hundredth performance of his ‘‘Faust,"
which took place on ins fete day, replied that he
would prefer to lead "Don Giovanni.’’ It is one
of the evidences of Gounod’s greatness that he
never forgets the greatness of Mozart.
Abbf, Tanouay, of Ottawa, will shortly go to
Romo to examine the archives of the Propa
ganda regarding the first settlers in Canada
wi.h a view to preparing a series of volumes on
that subject. He may likely hear the jubilee
address to the Pope from the Ottawa archdio
Mtss Amorita M. Beecher, of Boston, is the
latest champion of female suffrage Bhe has
prepared a lecture on the ' Rights of Man" and
intends to deliver it in fifty of the principal
cities of the country between now and March 1.
Miss Bejcher is said to be an enthusiastic
Rev. H, M. Keck Is tinder arrest at Xenia. 0.,
for stealing a fiat-iron from a hardware store.
He protested against being locked up, and said
that the habit, of taking small articles of value
hint lieen brought him by the excessive use of
morphine to quiet pain, and that he was not re
sponsible for his actions.
Senator Rawvkii, of Wisconsin, says he Is not
seeking the Presidency, and does not believe
that high office ts seeking him. He Is content
to remain in tho Senate looking after pensions
and the like. Tito Senator is of the opinion that
Blaine will receive the Republican nomination
without serious opposition.
Rvrus Maork, our Minister to Norway and
Sweden, has given the Indiana Ststo University,
la which lie was once a student, a oopy of a imip
made in ’ i6~ and 14H0, showing the geographer s
Idea of the world at that period, The original
was found In an old Russian library by Baron
Nordenaklold, the Arctic explorer, aiid the only
other oopy in this country Is owned by Harvard
Miss .ilinotß Mohoan, the live took reporter,
has been building a house on Staten Island for
the last five years, and it ts still unfinished.
Nothing could lie more eoeeutrlo Mian this brlc.k
atructure, There are iron h ire at all the first
story windows, and the largest room in Die
bouse is given ever to *, plunge both, ir the
place is ever finished Miss Morgan expects to
live there with her lister Jane, who is an artist.
Whitman a Wonder.
From the Omaha World. ,
Omaha Girl—l can't understand why people
should rave over Walt Whitman.
Eastern Man—l suppose uot. You never lived
where he does.
‘What difference can that make?”
“A great deal of difference. Walt Whitman
lives in ('a in den, N. J., and everybody who has
been therosregards Whitman as a wonder.”
•Why, they are not even rhymed and they
haven't a particle of rhythm.”
‘ Nevertheless they are marvels, considering
that, they were written in a place where the poet
iiad to stop between every word to fight mos
New York’s Champion Story Teller.
From the New York Sun.
Mr. Lawrence Jerome stands alone in New
York as a story teller and wit. He can literally
tell funny stories by the hour, and the peculiar
ity of his case is. that it does not matter in the
least what company he is in, he is equally happy.
He has been known to amuse a party of ladies,
a crowd of workmen, and a cluo of practiced
wits, all in one day. As for children, tney think
no one understands how to please them so well
as he. He told a story at the Chamberlain din
ner night, before last, of a dude running for
Congress in a down-town district, and saying to
a lot of longshoremen that he had never been in
that locality before. This incensed them to a
strange degree. “Low eality? Low eality, is
it?” said one of the angry men. “Fwbat d'ye
mane by insulting dacent jieople that way? If
this is a low eality I'd like to know where vou'll
find a high eality.”
A Tariff Primer.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
“Will you tell me what the tariff is?”
‘ The tariff, my son, is a plan for taking ship
loads of money from the people for the purpose
of adding it to the first cost of merchandise at
shops and factories, in order that when these
goods are distribured and the people buy them,
they may have the privilege of paying that
much more for them, say $1 50 for #1 worth of
g<x>ds. See? And then it has another purpose.
It gathers together these shiploads of money
from all kinds of people, who could lend it at 7
to 15 per cent, to their neighbors, and gathers it
all at Washington and holds millions and mil
lions of it there to lend to the rich men of the
East at. 3 per cent. See?”
“Hut why do the people want to pay their
moqey to make goods nigh, and why do the
people want to give up their own good money to
be lent so cheaply to the rich men in the East,
as you say?”
“The iieople are mighty foolish about many
things, my son.”
Does Not Know He Has Married a
From the Parkersburg Journal.
Among the people at the circus to day were
a young married couple from Ohio, of whom the
wife is of the negro race and the husband of the
Caucasian. The very p*culiar features of the
case* is that the husband does not kno\v that his
wife has colored blood in her veins. They are
both quite young, and have been married less
than a year
The girl formerly lived in this city, where she
was employed as a domestic, but came here
originally from out the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, somewhere in the neighborhood of
Clarksburg. She is a good looking brunette,
and shows but little trace of her African blood,
notwithstanding the fact that her mother was
of the darkest ebony, as is well known by plenty
of people in this city
The young man is the son of a well-to-do
farmer in Ohio. He met the girl here, became
attached to her, and about a year ago they w ere
married. It is said tbut he has never had the
slightest intimation or suspicion of the fact that
his bride has a drop of colored blood in her
veins, as she has l>een very careful to conceal
the fact from him. They live happily together,
his case illustrating the old adage that where
ignorance is bliss ’tis a good deal worse than
folly to know’ some things that your neighbors
Economy in China.
From the London Daily News.
Since the late Emperor of China, T'ung Che,
died, or “became a guest in heaven,” as the
Celestial periphrasis puts it. happiness has not
reigned in the imperial family. There is par
ticularly a craze f.r economy on the part of one
of the elder Princes, and this is as trying to the
Empress Dowager as Lord Randolph's sacrifice
of a Chancellor of the Exchequer on the altar of
economy has been to Lord G. Hamilton and Mr.
Stanhope. She has been pushing on extensive
work on the Nan Hai pleasure grounds, but if
on pleasure bent she has not been of frugal
mind, for these seem to have involved a policy
of contracting foreign loans. In this country
a mistaken policy is not easily checked or re
versed, anti the economical Prince might
whistle for a change of policy if he w ere here.
He would have to get the votes of the ma
jority before he could affect the responsible
Governors. In China, however, by means of a
spring which touches the emotions of the most
exalted personages, and which we wonder hits
never attracted the attention of Messrs. Gilbert
and Sullivan, wonders can l>e worked. This
spring is the intense veneration of the Chinese
for the memory of their ancestors. The austere
Fifth Prince played upon this theme, pointed to
more economical reigns, and urged her majesty
to “betnink herself of the memory of our fore
fathers.” The memorialist added that, “w’hile
prostrate.” he “submitted these thoughts in
tears.” This, in vulgar parlance, “worked the
oracle.” Ifer majesty, “recalling to mind the
memory of her son. the lamented T'ung Che,
wept bitterly,” and forthwith “directed that the
works of Nan-Hai and Pei-Hai be stopped, ex
cept such as ar,‘ already near completion.”
My Boy Still.
from the Indianapolis News.
®o you think I've forgotten the day
I carried him at my breast?
Many fair children I've loved since then,
But I think that I loved him best.
For he was our tirst-born child. John,
And I have not the heart or will
To love him less; whatever may come
He’s my boy still.
I remember when he was a little lad,
How he used to climb on my knee;
How proud we were of his beauty,
Of his wit and his mimicry,
And I know quite well he's a man now,
With a wiki and stubborn will;
But whatever he is to you, John,
He’s my bov still!
He was just like sunshine about the house.
In the days of his happy youth:
You know we said that with ail bis faults
He had courage, and love and truth.
And though he lias wandered far away,
I’d rather you’d say no ill;
He is sure to come hack to his mother;
He's my boy still!
I know there was never a kinder heart,
And I can remember to day
How often he went with me apart
And knelt at my knee to pray.
And the man will do as the boy did.
Sooner or later he will;
The Bible is warrant for that; so
He’s my boy still'
A mother can feel where she can't see.
She is wiser than any sage;
My boy was trained in the good old way,
I shall certainly get my wage.
And though he has wandered far away.
And followed his wayward will,
I know whatever, wherever he is,
He's my boy still l
How Cleveland Sold His Knife.
tYorn the Chicago News (Pern.)
The story comes from Holland Patent that
one dav when President Cleveland was a small
boy in Lennox somebody (rave him a beautiful
top and a neat little pocket knife. Soon after
ward he was showing these toys to a group of
admiring youngsters, with whom he wasat play
on the village green. One of the largest boys in
the group offered to give little Grover sc. for the
“Show me your money." said the embryotic
President, ready for a swap.
The larger boy held up a little silver half dime
between his finger and thumb, and Grover
promptly nut the top into his hand. The larger
lad looked the toy over very carefully and,
without giving Grover the half dime, said:
“1 believe Pd rather have the knife than the
“All right," said the good-natured little fel
low, “I’ll trade with you.”
So the trade was made the knife given for
the top. But the big boy did not hand over the
“Give me the money." said little Grover.
"What money) l '' asked the big hoy in well
“Why, the money you wore going to pay me
for the knife."
"1 wasn't going to pay you money for the
knife," said the big boy. “I traded the top to
you for the knife.
“Yes, but you haven't paid me for the top.”
“Of course not. I haven't got the top. You've
got It youmelf,"
Little Grover couldn't answer this login. He
said to himself;
"Of course he ought not to pay for a top that
he didn't take, and of course he did pav for the
knife with the top." So he went home con
vinced but not satisfied,
It Is said that the samo boy applied to Presi
dent Cleveland for an office soon after the In
auguration, but that the President, on looking
up the record of his later years, found that s a
mull ho was about as running and about tv un
scrupulous os when s boy. It Is needless to say
t hat the man still enjoys the blessed privileges
of orlvnt.l llf
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A stuffed hen, loaded with dynamite, guards
a Flint, Mich., roost from thieves.
It isn't often that two full moons come in one
month, but that is the case this October.
The faith-cure disciples in Jersey City are
about to build a tabernacle, as tbe gift of a
A man stole a *2O bill at Albuquerque, N. M.,
didn’t find out that it was counterfeit until he
was arrested for attempting to pass it.
The billiard match between Mr. Schaefer, the
American, and M. Viguaux, the French cham
pion, which was to come off this month, is de
clared to be off, owing to the latter's declining
A number of Boston women, it is stated, pro
pose bringing suit against the Police Commis
sion to compel them to appoint police matrons,
as ordered by the last session or the Massachu
Rifaat Bey and Mehemed Ali Bey, two Turk
ish diplomats at Constantinople, have just been
decorated with the Order of l’ius IX. by the
Pope. These are the first two Turks who have
ever received an honor of this kind.
The manager of a burlesque troupe playing at
Louisville. Ky., was married on the stage to an
actress in his company on Monday night, and
about the time they got home from the per
formance he was arrested on a bail writ for un
paid board and sent to jail for the night.
A covered farm wagon, eastward bound,
passed through a Nebraska town a few days
ago, containing the owner of the outfit, his wife
and live children, a live buffalo, an antelope, a
pair of wolves, a pair of swifts or prairie foxes,
and a box of white rats, besides a considerable
store of provisions.
t Kingston, N. Y., has suffered much from cat
oipi liars this fall. They came in millions, cov
ered trees, vines and shrubbery, stripped them
of leaves, and in many cases destroyed them.
They dropped upon the hats and bonnets of
pedestrians, crawled up trousers and petticoats,
and made themselves very unpleasant generally.
At Washington, Ind., twenty miles east of
Vincennes, Friday last, robbers boldly entered
the Washington National Bank of that place at
noon, while the clerks w ere at dinner, by cut
ting out a panel in the rear door, and secured
over SSOO in cash which was lying loose upon
the counter. The thieves got away, leaving no
The son of a well-known Louisville physician
went to California and engaged in the tomb
stone business. In a letter to his father he
writes: “There are but four physicians here,
and I think you would do well in San Jose. I
know that with you nearer to me I w r ould be
more encouraged in my effort to build up a pay
Queen Victoria is said to have given way to
her inclination to melancholy at the death of
Miss Skerrett, her old nurse as a child, as well
as the attendant of all her children. It is a
curious fact that her majesty forms more ar
dent attachments for her servants than for her
ladies in waiting, against whom she has been
known to conceive most unwarranted preju
dices. Miss Skerrett had been in the service of
the wife of George 111., aud was over ‘JO years
The common aphis or plant louse is so pro
lific and breeds with such amazing rapidity, that
if nothing prevented its propagation, the pro
geny of a single aphis in ten broods would
weigh as much as one third the human imputa
tion of the globe. Unchecked in one year they
would destroy every patch of vegetables in the
world and create a wide spread famine. This
will explain what a plague was in Egypt when
the very dust was changed into lice.
Three prospectors in Texas came upon a
herd of 300 cattle the other day just as eight big
gray wolves cut out a cow and calf and pitched
upon them. The cow bellowed, and at once
with a rush the herd gathered and drove away
the wolves. The latter soon discovered another
cow and calf, and made a dash for them, and,
in spite of the frantic efforts of the mother, got
tl • calf down: but again the herd came to the
rescue, and this time chased the wolves until
they gave up the contest and disappeared.
The patent ballot boxes adopted by the leg
islature last winter are making trouble in parts
of New Jersey. One or two counties have re
fused outright to purchase them, w hile iu others
there is a difference between the county
and city authorities, the former contending that
the cities ought to purchase boxes for their own
use. The Trenton Gazette is of the opinion that
the cities have the better of the tight, inasmuch
as but one of them—Newark—will hold an elec
tion until after the regular fall elections in the
An Amercan gentleman who has recently
traveled through Japan says that the Japanese
will in a few years be the greatest railroad
builders of the world. As yet there are only
370 miles of railroad in Japan, hut many new
roods are projected. The Japanese are good
railroad patrons, for even when they have no
business to transact they will ride back and
forth on the railroad until they have spent their
last cent. And the l*eggai*s in the targe towns
nearly always spend the money which they get
on a railroad trip.
George N. Gross, of Norwich, Conn., has
what he calls a bearded pebble. It came from
Crab Ledge, near Nantucket, is about as targe
as a hen's egg, and on its smooth surface is a
mass of filaments that resemble nothing *o
much as hair. The stone has been out of the
water for nearly two years, aud yet the hairs,
which are over an inch long, look vigorous and
lifelike. It is said that a Massachusetts col
lector has one of these stones that has been out
of the water forty years, in which time the
hairs have doubled in length.
The new’ theatre which has just been com
pleted in Odessa will soon be opened to the
public. No less than 1,800,000 rubles were spent
in its construction, and both inside and out the
fittings and decorations are of the most sump
tuous kind. The theatre, which has a seating
capacity of 2.000, is exceptionally rich in statues,
lapis lazuli, marble pillars, mosaic, and gilding.
A- the monthly receipts cannot exceed 00.000
rubles, and as anew opera cannot be put on the
stage for less than 40,u00 roubles, or a drama
under 20,000 rubles, the theatre will cost the
Odessa municipality some 100,000 rubles a year,
exclusive of the cost of scenery, costumes and
lighting, which will be by electricity.
At West Troy, N. Y., Tuesday night last, as
Mr. Richard P. Boring, a young man. was walk
ing rapidly along toward his home after haviug
spent most of the night at the bedside of a sick
friend, be was called upon to halt by a inan in
citizen's clothes. Young Boring, fancying that
he was about being attacked by a footpad, in
creased his stride, w hen his challenger, who
proved to Ik* a private watchman, deliberately
fired two shots at him. One of the bullets
struck Boring in the back, from the effects of
which he died two days afterward. The officer
is under arrest, charged with manslaughter.
The deceased was a most exemplary young
man, but the officer has served a term in
prison for an assault on a little girl. Boring,
when he fell, was within a few feet of his own
The Paris vendors of discarded cigar and
cigarette ends have attained to the privilege of
holding a market of their own in a public place.
This latter place is the evil-smelling Place Mau
bert, and the tobacco "merchants" are general
ly busy from morning to night in selling packets
of lahac gros and tahne fin to needy smokers.
The tabae gros, or thickly-cut weed, is the re
siduum of cast-away cigars, while the finely cut
comes from the cigarettes. The at fresco tobac
co sellers do a considerable trade, their princi
pal customers being men out of work and the
keepers of wine shops in poor neighborhoods,
who retail the stuff tuus purchased to their own
customers. The tobacco is sometimes sold at
the rate of Is. a pound, small packets worth 5c.,
or S4d., being always on hand for the most des
titute of the patrons of these narcotic concoc
tions. In cases where customers raise disputes
about the weight of packets, the tobacco seller,
if he does not happen to have a pair of scales]
applies to a friendly costermonger near his
“pitch" for his, and the dispute is thus prompt
ly adjusted, to the satisfaction of all concerned.
PniNCK Bismarck is paying his usual autumnal
visit to Friedrichsruhe, the splendid domain
presented to him by tho Kaiser after the war of
1870. Wherever the Chancellor may chance to
be, his manner of life is always simple, but at
Friedrichsruhe his simplicity becomes almost
Spartan. He sees hardly any society and
spends a great deal of time in walking about
the forest. The Sohloss is exceedingly unpre
tending, and might, indeed, fairly he described
as bare and uncomfortable. It was originally a
hotel, and stands quite close to the railway sta
tion. Much of tho furniture that was In the
Gasthof has boon retained, and the long corri
dors are full of numbered doors of rooms which
contain only tbe plainest and simplest furniture j
cane-seated chair* and painted washstands
The walls of these primitive bedchambers are
adorned with chromna that probably cost about
18 pence a pair. In the chancellor s study is s
portrait of M. Thiers cut. from a French” illus
trated [tatter, and near-by stands the table upon
which the preliminaries of peace were signed in
1871, Neither within nor without has any
endeavor beeu made to embellish the home.
There Is no garden, and the forest commences
almost at the door*.
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