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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
Meetings —Jasper Mutual Loan Association;
forest City Clerks' Association; Greenwich Park
Association; AUstine Comtnandery, No. 7, K. P.;
Georgia Historical Society.
Special Notices— Bills against Br. Steamships
Georgia and Hawanlen; Notice as to Smoking
on Wharves, etc.; Confederate Veterans’ Asso
Stkamsu i> Schedule— Ocean Steamship Cos.
Official— Liquor Licenses.
Medical— P. I’. P.
A Household Necessity— Tetterine. J. T.
Bhuptrine * Bro.
Cheap Column Advertisements -Help Want
ed ; Employment Wanted; Lost; Miscellaneous.
For Doboy, Darien, Etc.—Steamer Pope Cat
Legal Sales— City Marshal s Sale.
Fall Stoce— A. Falk & Sons.
Auction Sales— Sundries, by I. D. Laßocbe's
Sons: Administrators Sale of Personal Property,
C. H. Dorsett.
Furniture and Carpets— A. J. Miller & Cos.
Stoles— Peter Olliff.
Bricklayers are earning £7 a day in South
ern California, and they are no more pro
tected by tariff laws than those of Savan
nah, but they are scarce.
Senator Gorman, in saying that he never
knew a mau in public life who thought the
people dishonest who was not himself a ras
cal, only expressed an old idea in new words,
but it is not the less true for being old. The
man always full of suspicion invites dis
Mr. Blaine leads even Henry George in
the ballot at the Anti-Poverty fair for the
presidency The Republican leaders are
cultivating this lield very assiduously, but
they may find out after a time that they
have succeeded only too well and converted
many of their owu followers into Henry
The New York Evening World evidently
knows that the newsboys are valuable
friends. It has just chartered a theatre one
night for their benefit—and its own inci
dentally—and 3,247 of them were in attend
ance. What with base ball benefits, theatre
benefits, etc., the newsboy’s lot must lie a
happy one to the average urchin.
Prince Ferdinand seems to have had bet
ter knowledge of the situation than those
who criticised his “folly” in going into
Bulgaria. His position seems to grow
stronger every day, and his throne may be
come as stable as that of his great neighbor,
the Czar; and he has the advantage of
knowing that none of his subjects want to
blow him up with dynamite.
The Indiana Civil Service Reform Asso
ciation has been in session in Indianapolis
lately, and seems to have converted itself
into a grand inquest on the doings of the
State and Federal administrations. But it
overdid its (tart a little. Affecting to lie
non-partisan, its resolutions read like those
of the most Democrat-hating Republican
convention, and that is about what the
meeting amounted to.
A London correspondent gives a long list
of fashionable people, mostly ladies, and
members of noble families, who have gone
into trade. In many cases, no doubt, this
step is made necessary by the failure of
Irish rents. It would be a curious result of
the agitation in Ireland if it should make
M Expectable for a British aristocrat to go
to work like other people, and it would not
be one of its worst results.
The Baltimore Sun, which is a very re
liable paper, prints its estimate of the lying
capacity of the various New York journals.
It ranks them in the following order;
World, Times, Tribune, Post. Mr. Pulitzer
■will doubtless feel gratified that his paper is
given the first place; he claims that it is
first in everything else. It will be observed
that the Sun is omitted. Perhaps its Balti
more namesake was too modest to under
take an estimate of its capacity.
The great interest felt in the election in
New York, though no very important
officers are to be voted for, is shown by the
fact that in New York and Brooklyn the
registration is almost equal to that in 1884,
and much larger than any year since. The
two great parties look upon the election as
the first skirmish of the great struggle next
year, and Henry George’s active campaign
has also aroused great interest. All in all,
the election is a very important event.
It doesn’t give a high idea of our civiliza
tion to learn that a young girl, accidentally
separated from her companions in a country
outing, was chased into the houseof a stran
ger by twelve or fifteen roughs, and that
some days later an attempt was made by
one of the villains to murder the man who
defended her when she claimed his protec
tion. These things happened in New Jersey,
and as Jersey justice has a reputation to
sustain, the penitentiary will probably soon
acquire a number of now citizens.
The examinations for promotion in the
New York custom house last week disclose
B state of affairs which needs explanation.
Of the several hundred persons examined
more than half failed to come up to the
miuimum requirements of the civil service
rules, and will have to bo dismissed. The
question naturally raised by this result is
whether these men are really in
competent to the duties for the perform
ance of which they have been paid,
or is the civil service examination of such a
character that it does not settle the question
of their fitness. If the public should become
convinced that the latter is the true reason
for such a large percentage of failures, the
damage done to the present plan of civil ser
vice reform would be great. It might be
useful to make kuown a specimen examina
The Tampa Epidemic.
The situation at Tampa is not. very
serious so far as the fever is concerned.
New cases do not occur rapidly and the per
centage of deaths among those attacked is
exceedingly small, showing that the disease
is of a very mild type.
If the fever continues for any consider
nblc length of time there may be some suf
fering among the people. It seems that
about all of those who had the
means to leave the city departed
on the first announcement of the
presents* of the disease. Business is
therefore, at a standstill, and many people
who depend upon their daily labor for
bread may soon be in want of the necessa
ries of life.
I)r. Wall, the leading physician, and the
one who first asserted that the disease was
yellow fover, is of the opinion that although
the germs of it wore brought into tiie city,
they were not imported by the
Plant steamers, or any other vessels
arriving at Tampa. He ulso lielieves that
if the old part of the city had been in as
good condition as the new there would not
have been au epidemic. If this belief is
well founded it is apparent that the necessi
ty, in this section of the South at least, for
keeping the towns in a good sanitary con
dition is an important one. A few hundred
dollars spent in keeping Tampa clean would
have saved perhaps a number of valuable
lives and prevented a loss of many thou
sands of dollars which the city is certain to
sustain from the cessation of business.
It is retnarkuble that in so few towns
which are liable to epidemics is there suffl
eient importance attached to cleanliness.
The health authorities, while pretending to
do everything that is necessary to be done
to protect their respective towns against dis
eases of au infectious or contagious charac
ter, actually do very little. It. is not until
danger is at hand that their neglect of duty
becomes apparent. When it is too late
they set to work with feverish haste to get
rid of the disease-breeding filth and to
purify the places which provide the condi
tions which are necessary to propagate the
liarly last summer Tampa was warned
that she occupied an exposed place, and
that if the yellow fever found entrance into
the towns of the mainland of Florida it
would be through her doors. The fact that
she was in constant communication
with Havana and Key West, at both of
which places the fever existed, was regarded
as a reason why she should take extraordi
nary precautions for her protection. It was
announced time and time again by Tampa
that she would see to it that the fever should
not invade Florida through any fault of hers.
How well site has kept her pledge is shown
by the statement of Dr. Wall.
The fact is that Florida ought to have a
State Board of Health clothed with au
thority to take such precautions against the
introduction of diseases into any of her
ports as the experience of the wisest physi
cians and best sanitarians show to be neces
sary. The board should have an ample
fund placed at its disposal by the State. As
the whole State is deeply interested in pre
serving the public health the
means to enforce health regulations
should come from the State Treasury.
As long as dependence is placed alone upon
the health authorities of towns and coun
ties frequent alarms and occasional epidem
ics may be expected. In the present condi
tion of affairs two or three years of immu
nity from yellow fever is pretty certain to
be followed in most of the towns by a very
general disregard of rules for the preserva
tion of the public health. To insure com
parative safety from yellow fover it is
necessary that there shall be no relaxation
of means that are considered necessary to
secure immunity from it.
A Satisfactory Finding.
There is no doubt that the finding of the
Coroner's jury in the case of S. M. Pritchard
meets with public approval. Mr. Pritchard
had every reason to believe when he shot
Guest that he was in imminent dan
ger of being killed himself. Two men had
broken into the house at which he was
stopping, and, having terrorized about all
the other inmates, were engaged in beating
him with sticks, and one of them made a
motion as if to draw a pistol, at the same
time threatening to “fix” him.
Although it does not appear that Elliott
and Guest, the two men who broke into the
house, intended to commit any serious
crime, they were engaged in unlawful acts.
It is doubtful if Mr. Pritchard would not
have been held guiltless of any wrong doing
if he had killed both, even if uo threat hail
been made to kill him.
The fact that Guest and Elliott were
drunk is no excuse for their conduct. They
were not too drunk to know what they were
doing, but were drunk enough to engage in
any sort of malicious mischief which sug
gested itself to them
Elliott got off rather easy. The acting
Mayor doubtless imposed as heavy a punish
ment upon him as he could. If, however,
there is any way in which ho can be still
further punishod, it should be adopted.
There ought to be no leniency shown him.
He ought to be given a lesson that he will
not soon forget, and that will serve as a
warning to others who are disposed to in
dulge their wicked inclinations when under
the influence of liquor.
The Thistle is expected to start on her
homeward voyage to-day. She will not
carry the cup back with her, but her owners
say frankly that they have been very fairly
and handsomely treated, and that while
they regret their failure, the sting of defeat
is rendered less painful by the kindness and
courtesy they have received on every hand.
The Glasgow Herald , in streaking of the
contest between the Thistle and Volunteer,
says that it is evident that the Thistle was
beaten on her merits. That journal, how
ever, believes in trying for the cup again,
but it does not feel sure of success. “Even
if we could get an improved Thistle,” it
says, “the probability is that the Americans
could get an improved Volunteer.” That is !
very true, but if the Scotchmen want to try
again there is nothing to prevent them.
They will las admired for their pluck and
persistence even if they arc beaten.
Senator Everts sneers at the alarm mani
fested on account of the annual $100,000,000
surplus. “Why that is only $1 (Ki a head,
and that is only :>e. a week." The Senator
did not remind his hearers that at the rate
of Bc. a week for each person the Treasury
would soon have all the money in the coun
try. As long as the present laws remain in
force a large part of the taxes paid is not re
turned to the people, but locked up, so that
taxation is a double burden on the prosperi
ty of the country—it takes a portion of
everybody's earnings, and it shortens the
supply of money at the same time, crippling
trade and lessening employment.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1887.
Protecting the State Road.
The House is determined that, the lessees
of the State road shall not wreck that prop
erly if there is any possible way to prevent
them from doing so. It is not known, of
course, that they propose to do anything of
the kind, but the claim of Senator Brown
for betterments has created a suspicion that
they propose to have what they claim
even if they have to retain a part of the
rolling stock of the road after the expira
tion of their lease. The resolution pro
viding for the protection of the
entire property, which the House
adopted on Wednesday, is a pretty strong
one, and shows that that body does not in
tend to submit to any dictation from the
The indications are that there will be a
rather troublesome controversy between
the lessees and the State with regal’d to the
question which Senator Brown has raised,
and as the Legislature to he elected next fall
will have the question to settle, it is prob
able that the State road will t>e an issue in
the campaign preceding that election.
It the people were cal led uj>on to decide
whether the road should be sold or not they
could hardly avoid deciding in favor of sell
ing it. They cannot help seeing that a rail
road is not the kind of property for the
State to own; that it is liable to become the
source of corruption and dissensions, and
that it would not be contrary to human ex
perience if it were to be so manipulated by
shrewd politicians as to ultimately deprive
the jteople of it without paying them a fair
compensation for it.
There is no doubt that it can be sold for a
handsome sum now, and if the advice of
the Mo ft xn to News is taken it will be sold
at the earliast possible moment, and the
money applied to the liquidation of the
Henry George’s Theories.
An unknown quantity in New York poli
tics is the extent of the influence of the land
theories of Mr. Henry George, the candidate
of the United Labor party for Secretary of
State. A very brief outline of those theo
ries, drawn from a recent publication of his,
may prove interesting.
Mr. George’s first assumption is that all
men have an equal right to the use and en
joyment of the elements provided by nature,
and that land is one of those elements. He
contends that, under whatever claim indi
viduals may hold land, the real title rests
in the jteople at large—that is. In the gov
ernment, which represents the people. He
holds that each matt has an exclusive right
to the use and enjoyment of
what is produced by his own
labor, and when that labor has been in
vested in the improvement of land the re
sult still belongs to him, though the bare land
itself does not. The land belonging to the
government, it is nothing but right that
the occupier should pay rent for its use, and
the amount of rent should be fixed by the
cireumstancee surrounding each holding.
The value of land is greater or less as the
jxipulation is dense or sparse. The increased
value resulting from a dense population is
not a result of the labor of the occupier,
and therefore belongs to the jieojtle—or the
The present tax on land is in reality rent,
and it should be increased until it reaches
the full renting value, while the present
tax on personal projierty and capital is an
appropriation from the results or wages of
labor, and should be abolished. When the
tax lias reached the full renting value of
land, no man will hold more than he can
use, and will relinquish to the next comer
any in excess of that amount which he may
now occupy. The result would be practi
cally a confiscation of all lauds to the use of
the government, and the destruction of
thejr value, as the rent would exactly cover
that. It will be observed that Mr. George
does not propose an equal division of land,
but only that every citizen shall have an
equal share in its value.
The good results which ho claims would
follow the adoption of his theory of taxa
tion are as follows:
In the first place, the tax on labor or the
use of capital would be abolished. Every
one would be free to make and save wealth
and to do any of those things which add to
the stock of human comfort and national
wealth. All taxes which add to the price of
things as they pass from hand to hand would
In the second place, by the increase of
population tiie fund to be devoted to com
mon uses would constantly increase.
Finally, the sfteculative value of land
would l>o destroyed, and it would always
be open to the use of labor. So long as any
unused land in a community remained, it
could be obtained by those who wished to
use it, not only without the payment of a
purchase price, but without the payment of
tax or rent, until the tailing uj> of less ad
vantageous laud showed that it had a rent
The above is a very brief but, as far as it
goes, fair outline of the theories which Mr.
George is advocating with a great deal of
clever and jilausible argument; but, how
ever clever the argument, he will find it
hard to convince farmers that his plan of
taxation would not add to their burdens,
and the people at large that the government
having once sold the exclusive use of land
to individuals can honestly confiscate it, di
rectly or indirectly.
A man who happened to be tho only wit
ness to a murder, with which he itad noth
ing whatever to do, at Lancaster, Pa., was
confined in jail 21)8 days for fear lie would
go away without giving his testimony.
When the trial was finally ended he was
charged $2 a week for his board in jail, and
paid $1 for each week day, so that he got
less than SIOO for his long detention. Some
man may have been subjected somewhere
in the world to meaner treatment than this,
but wo never heard of it. His case is woVthy
of sjiecial attention by tho Legislature.
The Philadelphia Record takes the trouble
to trace back the history of a part of the
Western Union stock. It selects that rep
resenting the lines from tho Missouri river
to Salt Lake City. These wires were put up
under an extravagantly uigli-priced con
tract for $147,000. A million dollars in
stock was issue! to represent this outlay,
and this has since been watered until it is
now $(1,000,000. A 0 per cent, dividend on
this stock moans that the jieople are every
year paying more titan twice the cost of the
plant for telegraphic service.
A box of jewels valued at $5,000, belong,
ing to Henry Wilson, a wealthy New York
broker, who arrived from Eurojie on July j
3, was mailed at Hoboken and has not since
been heard from, although the ease has
Jacksonville ts one steji m advance of
Savannah. The Hoard of Trade has passes!
n resolution to adopt standard time, the
City Council will do the same; and the
double tune nuisance will be done away
Tho Republicans Without Issues.
From the St. Lom* Republican (Dein.)
The Republican party must lie very hard
pressed indeed, when the municipal politics of
Baltimore is elevated to a national issue. The
time was when the Republican party grappled
with great Questions, out now that the party
lias been subsidized by the tariff barons, the
leaders are coniine 1 to the commonplace and
ar.’R practically precluded from discussing
national affairs. Taev can assert but must not
The Parties Contrasted.
From the New York Herald (Ind.)
The Democratic party has nothing to fear in
the contest, of next year. It is The party of
peace, order and union; it is the national party,
and the only one. The Republicans, always a
sectional party, have stupidly chosen to remain
so. Their appeal is to sectional suspicion and
hatred. Under the Democratic rule the whole
country lias become unprecedentedly prosper
ous, liecau.se the Democratic policy fs national
and not sectional, patriotic and not selfish.
The Mugwump Described by Hia
From the New York Tribune (Rep.)
Scientifically defined, the Mugwump is a per
son who thinks his personal judgments of men
infallible, and vastly more important than even
the gravest differences between parties in prill
ciples or ten lencies. Tiie candidate of a party
in tiie last degree dangerous in its tendencies
and beliefs this person will support with frantic
/■eal, because bis judgment is that personally
the cand.dale is ago >d man. In essence. Mug -
wumpery is inflated vanity applied to politics.
Miss De Peyton Yes, 1 admit De Smith's
quotations are very amusing, but they are not
quite fitted for our circle. His saws usually
have reference to common people.
Mr. Jones—Ob ? I see. His saws are not of
your set . Boston Courier.
‘ Rut yon look young and vigorous."
“< )t course I am," replied the mendicant. "If
I wasn't do you suppose I could go hobbling
about with my back doubled tin in this fashion?
Without youth and vigor a man couldn't stand
it half a uay."— jj-.s on Transcript.
"What caused the fall of Adam?" said the
Sunday school teacher to Timothy, who had
signed the pledge tiie day previously.
"Drink and baccy, inarm, " replied the 6-year
old child, as he turned up liis pale-blue eyes
toward the good lady * care worn visage. That
lad was not given a ticket for the school treat.
Like the Hiies of the field —"I have always
admired young Sniderly, he is so trim and neat.
His clothes always fit him, an l he looks as
though he had just emerged from a bandbox."
"Well, it wont be Jong before he will look as
slovenly as the rest of us."
"He was married two weeks ago."— Lincoln
A Poser— " Yes," said old Mr. Jones, "the
doctors are getting mighty smart nowadays;
why, they've got instruments and things made
so that they can see clean through you."
"Humph!" replied old Mrs. Jones, "I don't
see anything particularly smart in that. I've
been married to you for thirty years, but I saw
through you in two weeks after the bridal.*’
Mr. Jones rubbed his bald head fora moment
and thoughtfully resumed his reading.— Boston
‘Parson Jinglejaw, why is it that your pul
pit facilities are of so crude a nature? (’au't
your congregation afford you anything better
than a barrel to preach from?"
"Dat affair am jus’ a pruff ob de meanness er
some prefessers er de gospel. Parson Wide
mouf ax me t’other day ef I wouldn't egsehange
pulpits wid ’ini. 1 wanter 'comerdate 'im, an'
so I sont my jan'tor down with my pulpit on a
wheelbarrer ter make de change- an 1 wanter
say dat rny pulpit war oner dese whitewash
’frigeraters—an’ blame me ef he didn't sen'
back dat bar'l. Tell yer now some krischins is
jes’ too scaiflous mean ter live.’’— Yonkers
Chicago Editor (furiously)—See here, sir. I've
been looking over the editorial proofs and I’m
shocked, disgusted, sir. at the utter lack of
patriotism siiown by this staff.
Chief Assistant Really, sir, I thought the
matter particularly good to-day.
"It's vile. Every line is written with an utter
disregard of the grave crisis which is upon us!
Look at it, sir..; J-b *s and jokes on all sorts of
topics as if tiie world were bathing in sunshine.
Don't you know, sir, that everything is going to
the dogs, and your articles, instead of rollicking
in levity, should wear a solemn aspect lie-fitting
the occasion? Did you see the dispatch which
just came in. sir?"
"No, I did not."
"It says the Chicago club has been beaten
again."— Omaha World.
A gentlemen who had a little daughter of a
very inquisitive turn of mind invited a friend
to uine with him. It chanced that the friend
had just been divorced from his wife, and little
Annie, who hail heard something about it, was
curious to know more.
"Why didn't you bring your wife with you,
Mr. Todd?" asked Annie, when they were all
seated at the table.
The guest blushed and stammered, and said
that he hadn't any now. Then Annie, in spite
of admonitory scowls from papa and mamma,
"What did you get divorced from her for?"
"Well. Annie, don't you think it is better."
asked Mr. Todd, "when two people can't live
happily together that they should separate?"
"No. I don't." arjs.vered the child, "I think it
is better to tight it out; that's the way my
papa and mamma do."— Boston Journal.
Mas. James Brown Potter, before leaving
Paris, completed a course in fencing under the
teacher of Mrs. I.nngtry.
Dr. Howard Crosby lays it down as a part
of his temperance platform that the drunkard
I should be punished, as well as the rumseller.
Mrs. Kissenoer, a former belle of New Al
bany. lod., lias eloped with a peddler who bears
the reputation of being the homeliest man in
the Hoosier State.
Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood has left Washington
for an extensive West rn tour. Sho hopes to be
able to strengthen a few waning female suffrage
lodges in lowa and Nebraska.
Rev. Y. Hiraiwa a native Japanese Methodist
minister, has been brought to this country by
tile missionary authorities. He will spend the
autumn and whiter in attending missionary
meetings throughout Canada.
Senator Hawkey, who is called “Governor”
in Connecticut, “Senator' at Washington, "Gen
eral" in military circles and "Joe" by the old
soldiers who served under him during the war,
is said to prize the last title the most.
Miss Drexri, and her sister, the two Philadel
phia heiresses, who are so deeply interested in
charitable work, are visiting all the Catholic
Indian missions. It is said that they have given
SIOU.OOO lor the extension of these missions.
Miss Nej.i.ik Kino is the crack detective of
Minneapolis, hhe is only JO years old, but slie
has achieved distinction as a thief-taker. She
recently went out to Frankfort, Dak., and
w orked out one of the biggest land cases of the
Piiof. Spencer F. Baird, whose will has been
filed, bequeathed alibis property to his widow
during her life, and then to Ins daughter during
her lifetime. Should both di" without heirs,
tvhat remains is to revert to the Smithsonian
Mrs. J. W. Cooudoe, of Framingham, Mass.,
recently made tile journey to the summit of
Mount Monaduock. As the lady is KM years old
and hundreds of young w omen have attempted
to make the ascent and failed, she is the heroine
of the hour in her neighborhood.
Miss Ei.kanor Everest is the most popular
young woman in Philadelphia's amateur musi
eal circles. She is just out of her teens, is good
looking, and has a well-nigh perfect soprano
voice. A music house lias named a collection of
songs “Eleanor Everest’s Album'' in her honor.
John Logan Chipman, who succeeds William
C. Maybury in Congress from Detroit, is one of
the ablest of the many able Michigan lawyers. If
his constituents do not foolishly rotate hitn out
of Congress before he is fairly warm in his seat
he is certain to come to the front in that body.
Archbishop Waksh, Archbishop Oroke, all
the leading prelates of the Roman Catholic
Church in Ireland, nnd the Archbishops of
Irish birtn from other ]uiris of the British Em
pire, have arranged to visit Rome early in Jan
uary, when conferences will lie held, and a
foundation stone of a cathedral in honor of St>
Patrick will lie laid. *
Princess Irene of Hesse, who is about to
marry her first cousin, Prince 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 lor their palace at Kiel.
Denis Kearny, having arrived at New
York, says he is looking around to see bow par
ties stand before he begins to talk on tile Chi
ueae question. Denis is a thrifty orator anil is
probably waiting to see which party pays the
highest for windy speakers. If they should ail
conclude that his name was Denis what a dis
appointment it would prove to the sand-lot
speechmaker, to be sure.
SHE HAD BUT FIFTY CENTS.
An Independent Connecticut Girl
Abashes a Lavish New Yorker.
From the New York Sun.
A young New Yorker who likes good clothes
and wears 'em, and who particularly enjoyed
taking young ladies to the theatre and to a lit
tle luncheon in Delmonico’s or the Brunswick
afterward, has become engaged to a Connecti
cut girl. •
lie took his sweetheart to the Danbury Fair
and wanted to treat her in royal New York
style. A girl friend of bis sweetheart tagged
on, and there was no recourse fov the young
New Yorker but to invite her to dinner along
with his girl. He plunged into the bill of fare
and ordered a dinner that would make $lO look
misty, but through every course the “new*’ girl
repeatedly remarked, as she saw the choice food
“I haven't got but 50c."
She ding dunged the fact that she hadn't but
50c.. mortifying the young man’s sweetheart
until her face was as red as a peony. The young
man? Well, he felt like a prince thrown into
the mud and hungry for somebody to come
along and drive him in deei>ei\
Now, She Can Make a Speech.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
While the throng was held at bay. Col. David
Caruth, as President of the Hendricks Associa
tion, was admitted t hrough a side door, and he
approached Mrs. Cleveland with nerve that sug
gested the sensitive plant and a complexion that
rivaled the jacqueminot, and presented her with
a beautiful Horal offering upon Ijehalt of the as
soci.ition in the following words:
“Mrs. Cleveland: The pleasing act of pre
senting to you, the uncrowned Queen of Ameri
ca, this basket of flowers, ha $ been delegated lo
to me by the Hendricks Democratic Association
of St. Louis. The memliers of the association
feel and appreciate the compliment of your
visit to the city, and desire that you accept this
flonl offering with their kindest regards and
As the Colonel closed his little speech he
breathed a great sigh of relief, and an immacu
late handkerchief passed onceover his head and
was wet enough to hang out on the line. Mrs.
Cleveland took the basket and said:
“1 am sure that my husband is as grateful to
the gentlemen of your association for these
beautiful flowers as lam. There is nothing 1
love so much ns flowers, and were I making a
speech in this place. 1 would say that, coming
from an organization that has done so much,
and all that, for our common country—but,
seriously. Col. Caruth, let me thank you and the
gentlemen you represent for this courtesy. I
hope to see you again."
The Colonel retired with a memory of Mrs.
Cleveland's bewitching smile, and as he passed
his friend Bannennan he said: “There is no use
talking, Jim, he is a dandy; but she, why, she is
a daisy and a thoroughbred."
The Colonel then wont down stairs, and to
every friend he met he repeated his eulogy in
terms that were n re or less indicative of his
Kentucky birth ana breeding.
From the Washington Star.
All sorts of expedients are employed to secure
liquor at authorized agencies in Maine. An old
Kennebeeker, when every other method had
failed to connect his mouth with the much
coveted long-necked bottle, started out from
home with a two-gallon jug in his hand, in which
he had put before starting a gallon of water.
He marched up to an agency and ordered a
gallon of rum put in his jug, saying that he
started from the upper agency with it full, but
one of his friends had urged him so hard that he
gave him half of it. The agent, thinking he had
picked up a stray dollar somewhere, filled his
••You'll have to charge this, I guess: I haven’t
got auy change just now," said the owner of the
jug. preparing to leave.
“On no, you don't." replied the agent. "You’ll
have to turn it back, then.’’
This was done, and then the fellow walked off
with a half gallon of rum and a half gallon of
A shrewd cit izen named David Sanborn called
at the Norway Agency and wanted to get a pint
of alcohol. Agent Noyes told him he couldn’t
have it. “I want it," said Sanl>orn, "to soak
some roots in for a medicine." Thinking it was
right, Noy. • iet him have the alcohol. "What
roots are you going to soak .*’’ he asked, as San
born thrust the bottle in his pocket.
He moved to the door, and, placing his hand
upon the latch, turned and replied: ‘‘The roots
of my tongue."
How the Pop© Blessed Com. Gerry’s
From the Tablet , London , Sept. 24.
On Monday. Sept. 12, the Right Reverend rec
tor of the North American College, in private
audience, laid at the feet of his holiness 30,523
lire, jubilee offering from the diocese of Hart
ford, United States, as homage to the Pope,who
expressed his sincere gratitude and specially
blessed t tie new cathedral of that see. Mgr.
O’Connell likewise presuited a handsomely
bound copy of “A Handbook of Christian Sym
bols and Lives of the Saints, as Illustrated in
Art," by Mrs. Clement and Miss Conway, to both
of whom Lhe Holy Father sent a blessing on
their labors. Finally the rector handed to his
holiness the photograph of a little boy of Byears
of age, Peter Gerry, son of Mr. Elbridge T.
Gerry, of New York., who had sent his picture
to the Pope in token of gratitude for the au
dience and blessing granted to him on April 2,
1887. Upon hearing the tale the Hoiy Father
exclaimed, “Bravo, Pietruccio!" (Little Peter),
and anew blessed the child, placing his hand
meanwhile on the photograph. as Peter's proxy,
and then conversed at length with Mgr. O’Con
nell on the affairs of fhe church in America,
especially relative to the projected university at
Frank Dempster Sherman in St. Nicholas
October is the month that seems
All woven with midsummer dreams;
She brings for us the golden days
That fill the air with smoky haze,
She brings for us the lisping breeze
And wakes the gossip in the trees,
Who whisper near the vacant nest
Forsaken by its feathered guest.
Now half the birds forget to sing,
And half of them have taken wing,
Before their pathway shall be lost
Beneath the gossamer of frost;
Now one by one the gay leaves fly
Zigzag across the yellow sky;
They rustle here and flutter there
Until the bough hangs chill and bare
What joy for us—what happiness
Shall cheer the day- the n;ght shall bless!
Tis Hallow-e’en. the very last
Shall keep for us remembrance fast,
When every child shall duck the head
To find the precious pippin red.
From Texas Siftings.
A Texas parent had a son who took piano
lessons at Prof. Zwelbeer’s house, but was sup
posed to do his practicing on the piano at home.
The parent had a suspicion that the youth did
not practice much. One day he said:
"Tommy, do you practice regularly on the
piano when I am down tom?"
“How long did you practice yesterday?'
"I am glad to hear that you practice so regu
"And next time you practice be sure you un
lock the piano. Here is the key. I locked the
piano and put the key in my pocket a week
Opportunities in the West.
From the Chicago Herald.
The following letter was picked up in the
Palmer House by a North Side Union Club
bachelor, wiio tries to struggle along singly on
SSO a week because he doesn't feel that he ought
to ask any girl to share his troubles:
Chicago, Sept. 25, 1887.
My Own Precious Da a UNO: No doubt you
will be surprised to learn I am in Chicago, but
nevertheless it is a tact, i left Boston lust Mon
day. and made up my mind to go West. Now
if I can't get a joli here tor at least $4 per week
I will go farther West, and if I should he lucky
enough to get a position I will write for you and
the baby, for 1 think we can manage to live
comfortable on $4 per week, as I ean get two
ro ans here for $1 per month, and you ean cook
the meals, which ought not to cost ovor lttc. per
day. Now I don't see why wo can't just live
here in immense style. Hoping you and baby
are well 1 remain your loving husband, Geo.
V A Colt That Picks His Own Fruit.
From the Hartford Cottranf.
A gentleman who keeps a 2-year-old eolt in a
lot where there is fruit bus been particular of
late to have all the fruit that fell during the
night gathered before the coll was turned out
in the morning, thinking the fellow would get
nil his system required if he ate what fell dur
ing the day. Yesterday afternoon one of the
family heard a ;*■ ir tree raitle, and. slipping to
the window to see if the tree was being molest
ed, she saw the colt rubbing against it; directly
a iieur was started and the eolt made for it’.
Then be repeated the rubbing operation till
another fell, which he secured and ate. He had
been seen nibbing against the tree before, but
bis movements wore not watched, but his owner
has no doubt that he lias so ured his share of i
the fruit, and didn't take up windfalls, either. I
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
a junk man at Bushnell found two boys play
ing with a cast-iron globe about the size of a
base ball. It proved to be an unexploded canis
Isaac Jeans, a Philadelphia Quaker, w*ho has
made a fortune of sß,ooo,oooas a fruit importer,
began his bus! ness by selling oranges and
apples at retail.
The art of paper making has reached a point
where a growing tree may be cut down, made
into paper, and turned out as a newspaper, all
within thirty-six hours.
The Chinese have struck anew industry ou
the San Joachin river, California. They gather
heaps of mussels, and find a few small pearls
in tne sand where the mussels are left to decay.
Berlin is unusually full of Americans this
season, although the university is not yet open
and musical work is scarcely begun. The city
is becoming more and more a resort for Ameri
Two Americans, James Lynch and John
Ayaya, have discovered rich gold fields on the
banks of the river Cielo Aguina, in the Songo
district. Bolivia, so papers from that section an
Verdi is credited with the intention of com
posing an opera, having for title "Romeo and
Juliet." which is to lx* first performed in 1889, on
the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the
representation of his first work.
The formation of a wealthy tea shipping com
pany is reported by Japan papers to be under
consideration in that country. The idea is to
export tea in large quantities to the United
States and Europe, and to open up branch offices
or agencies in both countries.
In the eight months from Dec. 1, 1886, to Aug.
1, 1887, the United States Supreme Court and
the highest appellate courts of all the States
and Territories together rendered 8,325 decisions,
in most of which opinions were written.
A Sicilian has invented a method by which
cremation is accomplished by means of electric
ity. It requires a dynamo like those employed
for arc lights. It is stated that the effect of
the intense heat is to vaporize the entire body.
Sir Charles Mordacnt shot thirty stags in
five successive days in Glenfeshie forest, lnver
nesshire, and in Mar Direst, which "marches"
with Glenfeshie. Lord Fife shot ten in one day.
In Gruinard forest, Rosshire, Miss Baring shot a
stag of seventeen stone, which she got by fair
Dr Snonck Hurgronje, a Dutch adventurer,
has not only visited Mecca, but stayed in the
Holy City six months, remaining there after the
pilgrims had left, lie traveled on foot as a
Mohammedan offendi and would have escaped
detection but for the indiscretion of the French
Vice Consul at Jeddah.
The English army nominally consists of 211,-
474 officers and men, but it is said that only oue
army corps can actually be put in the field, and
that only by frantic makeshift, of the 71,810
officers and men stationed in England, it is al
leged that 15,000 are boys under 19, and that
10,000 more are under 20.
In 1882 Georgia had twelve national banks
and twenty-six State banks, with a total capital
of $12,855,000. Besides these there were thirty
eight private banks in the State. Now Georgia
has twenty national banks and twenty-eight
State banks, with an aggregate capital of
$19,031,600. There are now forty-nine private
banks in Georgia.
A Philadelphia bridal dress is of cream
satin, the back a straight long train, kept up by
deft arrangement of petticoats and thick ruches
of silk. The front is covered with a fine lace
scarf, the two ends narallel with th** edge of the
skirt and the double portion at the top being
carried on to the Ixmice, the whole making a
soft and graceful drapery.
Lieut. Hovgaard. the Arctic traveler who
made the Northeast passage with Nordensk
jold, is already preparing for his expedition to
East Greenland next summer. His ambitious
purpose is, if possible, to complete the explora
tion of the northeast coast, join his discoveries
with those of Lockwood, and thus finally de
termine the outlines and extent of the great
Twenty years ago the Great Architect of the
Universe was erased from the statutes of the
French Freemasons. A grand convocation is
now in session in Paris debating whether it
should not be restored, inasmuch as its omission
has the effect of isolating the (fraud Orient
from the brethren of other countries, and with
drawing it from the universal church of Free
The Czar, according to an English corre
spondent who has jest seen him at Fredensborg,
is looking wonderfully well, and is in excellent
spirits, having quite recovered from his recent
rheumatic attack. The Czarina, however, seems
far from well, her sister s continued illness and
the perpetual anxiety respecting the Czar’s life
havmg given her a careworn and restless ap
An animal with the head and tail of an allga
tor and the back and claws of a tortoise is on
exhibition at the store of George Hulse, a Liv
erjiool importer of turtles. It is called an alli
gator tortoise, and was captured by an English
sailor in the swamps near New Orleans. The
English naturalists have never seen anything
like it before, and are trying to buy it for a pub
Wodehouse Lech, member Parliament, going
on an excursion to the Monastery of Rilo near
Samakoff, Bulgaria, strolled a little distance
awav from the buildings and was captured by
brigands, who stole all he had and demanded a
ransom for his life. He pretended the deepest
distress because he was the servant of a stingy
master, who would rather have him shot than
pay anything for his life, and the brigands let
While the manager of an electric-lighting
station was showing some visitors about the
station anew man passed on the other side of a
dynamo with a dust pan full of sweepings.
Suddenly, with a dexterous turn of the wrist,
he threw the contents over the party, and as the
honest German laborer threw up his hands iu
astonishment the magnetic attraction com
pleted its work, drawing the dust pan com
pletely out of his hands, and it became trans
fixed to the field magnets.
Lorin A. Uathrop. United States Consul at
Bristol, has been trying to get a statement of
the material wealth of the United Kingdom,
and finds it given in the Treasury reports at
$45,800,000,000, but thinks that so fiir as the real
estate is concerned, the estimates are greatly
overdrawn. The estimate of the personal prop
erty is more accurate, as the Income Tax Col
lectors ascertain the amounts pretty closely.
The returns from investments in foreign and
colonial stocks amount to $810,025,000 a year,
and Consul (utthrop remarks that these returns
show how the big balance of trade against Eng
land annually is corrected.
The English Registrar General has made a
comparison . between healthy and unhealthy
occupations. Assuming the normal average
death rate of the community as the unit of com
parison. aud calling it l,oiio, the most healthy
occupation appears to be that of ministers of
religion, whose rate is 556. The most unhealthy
occupations are the trades connected with the
liquor traffic and hotel service, with which the
death rate is 2,205 After the trades concerned
with alcohol, the highest rates arc furnished by
occupations that involve the breathing of dust
—other than coal dust—and exposure to lead
poisoning. The death rate among butchers is
also high, 1,170.
A correspondent, after picturing the sim
plicity of the life at Balmoral during the
Queen’s stay there, describes the breakfast
served one day last week: Scotch porridge, cold
rump-steak pie, hot rump steak, cold gammon
of bacon, boiled eggs, Scotch scones, brown
bread, butter, honey, tea, coffee and a ki id of
cocoa specially prepared for the Queen. The
porridge was placed on the sideboard and was
served to each guest in blue and white china
basins. These basins were filled by the atten
dants. whether porridge was wanted or not
The Queen cannot toll rite the smell of game
the first thing lu the morning, and only allows
it at tho later meals out ot deference to the
tastes of others.
It is claimed that Socialism is being practi
cally experimented with in New South Wales,
Australia. There is no State Church, and no
he red tary aristocracy; suffrage is free, and
there is no property qualification for mcmliers
of Parliament. “Eight hours," said Lord Car
rington, the Governor, in u recent s|*-ech, ‘ are
considered long enough working hours, public
houses are shut on Sundays, and museums are
opened; the sale and transfer of laud is made
veiy easy by statutory enactment; men unable
to find employment are provided with work by
the government, and education is practically
free. In fact, if we leave out the demand for a
free daily me .1 for each child attending school,
and a proposal that Steps he taken to organize
labor under skill's! direction on uncultivated
lands, we find a state of things exactly similar
to that suggested in a memorial presented lost
year to Lord Salisbury by the English Social
Democratic Federation, who In Europe gener
ally would be considered generally us dangerous
and half crazy visionaries. The result is that we
have DOW tut almost perfect system of govern
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They will be tastily displayed for your inspec
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We have by far the largest stock ever brought
to Savannah, and we are going to sell it cheaper
than ever before.
We extend a cordial invitation to EVERY
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witness this grand display.
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affable salesmen, ready an 1 happy to serve you.
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