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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11*. IHS7.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS,
Meetings—Mutual Co-operative Association;
Magnolia Encampment No. 1, I. O. O. F.; Gol
den Rule Lodge No. 12, 1. O. O. K.
Special Notices—As to crews of British
steamships Maude and Wetherby aud British
bark President and Norwegian bark Chondor;
As to Bills against steamship Wick Bay; State
and County’Taxes, 1887.
Amusements —Thomas Keene at the Theatre.
Steamship Schedules-Ocean Steamship
Company; OeneraJ Transatlantic Company.
Railroad Schedule East Tennessee, Vir
ginia and Georgia Railroad.
Notice .1. McLaughlin A Son.
The World Tvpe Writer-George Becker &
Cheap Column Advertisements - Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; Board;
Auction Sales—Household Furniture, by
Marshall A McLeod; Sale of Handsome Furni
ture Continued by J. McLaughlin A Son; Sato
Without Reserve, by D. R. Kennedy.
Twenty thousand voters registered in
Cincinnati on the first registration day,
against twelve thousand last year. This is
further evidence of the intense interest felt
iu the Powell-Foraker campaign.
Mrs. James Brown Potter is back in
New York from her Loudon experiences.
She seems not to have shown herself much
of an actress, but as an advertising agent
of herself she is a genius, aud that will
carry her most of the way to success.
Louisiana newspaper readers must be
fearfully bored by the long-continued fac
tional fight in the Democratic party. The
New Orleans papers have been burdened
with it for months, and it grows bitten r
every day. The worst of it is that it
threatens Democratic supremacy in the
The Birmingham Age, in an editorial on
the impolicy of removing or lowering the
duty on sugar, says that if protection is
continued ten years longer sugar will be so
cheap that every laboring mao may have
fruit pie for dinner. He ought to submit
willingly to a great many years of priva
tion with such a glorious prospect set before
There is a rubber ring, or trust, but this
has not prevented the National Rubber
Company, of Rhode Island, from failing,
with liabilities of nearly $1,000,000. It
must be a peculiarly weak “infant” which
a big bounty, a combination to prevent
competition, and a growth of muny years
together cannot brace up so that it can
English preachers seem to be all the
fashion in New York. Rev. Charles A.
Perry on Sunday preached an experimental
sermon in Mr. Beecher’s old pulpit, and
made so favorable an impression that he
may remain permanently. He had better
make a contract Indore he goes to England
for his family, or Collector Magone may
return him as a contract laborer.
So long as almost every Senator and
Representative carries in his pocket a book
of telegraph franks there is not much dan
ger of a telegraph system owned by the gov
ernment in opposition to the Western Union.
What influence the possession of such
franks would have on the votes of their
holders if the company wanted to sell out at
a good round price is another question.
Gadsden country, Florida, can not only
grow- the finest tobacco, but it can raise
other wonderfully profitable crops. The
Quincy Herald tells of a quarter-acre or
chard of pears which this year netted its
owner $l6O, besides giving him the pleasure
of supplying his pear-loving neighbors with
fruit and his own cellar with two barrels of
cider. Gadsden is evidently a great county.
The leaders of the opposition to Mr.
Powderly in the Knights of Ijabor are said
to be discussing the wisdom of heading a
revolt. They claim to be able to carry
150,000 men out of the old order into anew
one, but if they attempt such a movement
it is not at all probable they would meet with
that degree of success. If they should suc
ceed they would greatly weaken the cause
of organized labor.
Father McTighe, principal of a Pittsburg
public school, is having more trouble than
he counted on. He desired Sisters of Char
ity for teachers in his school, and they were
examined 'as to their literary attainments
by the School Board. The übiquitous re
porter was of course on hand, and so of
fended the Sisters by describing them as
“beautiful,” that they refused to teach. The
good nuns are evidently of a different mind
about compliments than their sisters out in
A Washington church was surprised to
see twelve of its prettiest young ladies at
tend evening services recently escorted by
twelve Chinese laundrjsnen, who are their
Sunday school pupils. It takes a teacher
to each Chinaman, and the relations estab
lished in this way have more than once led
to marriuge. These same young women
would perliaps have hesitated to attend
church in company with white men occupy
ing no better position in the world thau do
A gentleman from Virginia and a gentle
man from Kentucky tried to fight a duel in
the Bois de Boulogne, Pam, the other day,
but their seconds slyly unloaded their pis
tols, jumped in a carriage and returned to
the city, leaving the chagrined principals
shivering in the frosty morning air, to set
tle their difficulty as best they could. They
concbuied not to resort touature's weajxms,
and in the long ride back to the city, made
friends. They showed themselves sensible
fellows after ail, but the Frenchmen laugh.
Protection for Loan Associations.
The loss of $32,000 which the Jasper Loan
Association recently suffered through the
wrongful acts of its Treasurer, and which
was discovered only by accident, suggests
the inquiry whether the interests of the
stockholders of these loan associations are
sufficiently protected. The loss sustained
by the Jasper association is a heavy one, and
from present indications will have to lie
almost wholly borne by its stockholders.
The officers who managed its affairs enjoyed
the reputation of being excellent business
men, and were thought to be in every re
spect well qualified for their trust. In spite
of their ability, however, to manage the r
own business affairs they failed to manage
successfully the association committed to
their care by their fellow stockholders.
Upon many of the stockholders of the
Jasper assoeiation the loss which they will
have to bear will fall quite heavily, as their
means are small. Any additional tax on
their incomes is a severe burden.
The Treasurer, it is true, was under a
bond of $5,000, but the directors of the asso
ciation do not appear to have kept them
selves posted with respect to the ability of
the bondsmen to meet the obligation which
they had assumed, in case it should become
V'cessary for them to do so. Indeed, it is
not certain that they inquired very closely
into the financial standing of the bondsmen
when they accepted them. It is understood
that only one-half of the amount of the bond
can be collected.
In this city and other parts of the State,
large amounts of money are intrusted to
the keeping of these loan associations. The
money, as a rule, belongs to those who can
ill afford to lose it, and who depend upon it
to build for themselves homes, or to afford
them comforts in their declining year-. The
associations, to some extent, take the pluce
of savings banks, and the savings of clerks,
mechanics and even merchants find their
way into them.
The Jasper's loss shows that there is some
ground for assuming that the State should
enact laws for the protection of those who
put their money into these loan associations.
The associations should be treated just as
banks, and other institutions which handle
the money of the people, are. They should
be required to make reports at stated pe
riods to the Comptroller General, and to
publish them, in order that there may be a
public record, open to every one, of their
In one of the mutual loan associations of
this city there is an Auditing Committee,
elected by the stockholders, which is inde
pendent of the directors, and which exam
ines its accounts every month. The mem
bers of the committee are not only stock
holders, but expert accountants, and they
ate paid for their services. A committee of
this kind affords the stockholders protec
tion, and at the same time assists the Treas
urer and other officers in keeping the affairs
of the association in good condition.
It is clear that most of the loan associa
tions should have greater safeguards thrown
around them either by legislative enactments
or otherwise. They are good institutions,
but another affair like that of the Jasper
association would seriously injure them by
weakening confidence in them. The stock
holders don’t get the kind of protection
they want from men who are chosen presi
dents and directors because they are popu
lar, from stringent by-laws or from bonds
men whose wealth cannot be found when it
A Brave Messenger.
J. Ernest Smith, the express messenger
who killed two men who attempted to rob
the Galveston, Harrisburg und San Antonio
express last week, an account of which was
given in our dispatches, deserves something
more than an expression of thanks from
those who were benefited by his brave act.
Train robbers have been so successful, not
only in securing plunder, but in escaping
arrest, since the practice of robbing trains
began, that they have grown recklessly
bold. Iu some instances they have acted as
if they apprehended very little, if any,
trouble in accomplishing their puiqioses.
The resistance offered by Messenger Smith
will have the effect of making other mes
sengers more determined in protecting the
property intrusted to them, and of causing
train robbers to be a little more cautious in
attacking railway trains.
According to the first account of the af
fair only one of the robbers was killed by
the messenger, but later aud fuller accounts
state that two of them were shot dead.
Two were all that were seen. It is supposed
that there were others near at hand, and
that they wore afraid to come to the assist
ance of their companions.
The railroad companies whose trains are
supposed to be liable to be attacked do not
appear to have taken any precautions to
protect their passengers from being roblied,
and the express companies, which carry
large amounts of money t hrough the danger
ous territory, have not, as far as the public
knows, made any provision against train
robbiug beyond furnishing their agents
with extra arms. Hpwever, the express
companies promptly make good the losses
which their patrons suffer through them,
and nobody, therefore, has much fault to
find with them.
Messenger Smith showed himself to be a
cool and courageous man, and train robbers
will be careful in future to let the trains
alone on which he is messenger. His em
ployers and the railway company should
recognize his services in an appropriate way,
not only because he deserves such recogni
tion, but also because if proper apprecia
tion of his brave act is shown other messen
gers will bo more likely to follow his exam
ple should the occasion for doing so arise.
The rivalry among the New York city
papers is so great that they have about
ceased to have much independence. They
al! appear to be striving to gain the favor
of the crowd rather than to direct the
crowd with regard to the proper course to
pursue. A week ago the most of them e
sure that Delaney Nicoll, an assistan! hi
the Distriot Attorney's office, who mi. le
quite a reputation iu the boodle trials,
should be made District Attorney to suc
ceed Mr. Martiue, and now about all of
them think that somebody else should be
District Attorney. Mr. Nicoll has not
changed but the newspapers have, and that,
too, without any satisfactory reason.
A Newport society man has just com
mitted suicide with a pistol because he
feared he would die of apoplexy. He must
be a very particular sort of man who is not*
satisfied with the promptitude with which
apoplexy generally does its work. There is
only small choice between it and a pistol
Senator Hiscock said in a speech recently
that “we fix the price of wheat for the
world.” Then what a lot of fools are we
for fixing it so low. About $1 50 would be
much more remunerative.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1887.
Not Yet Settled.
The question of the location of the new
public building is not yet definitely settled,
notwithstanding the announcement of the
Secretary of the Treasury that the Bull
street front of the barracks property has
been accepted. The government doesn’t
accept any property to which it cannot get
a clear title, and there is some doubt, it
seems, whether it can get a clear title to the
barracks property. In view of the fact that
the property was bought from the govern
ment, it was thought that the question of
title would be quickly settled. It appears,
however, that the city authorized the con
veyance of the property to the government
in 1835, for barracks purposes, and when
the government sold it in 1883, the city con
sented tet* its transfer to the parties who
purchased it, provided it were used as a site
for a hotel. The following shows the posi
tion of the city with respect to the property:
Extract from Minutes of meeting of City
Council of Savannah, Nov. 14th, 1883.
Resolution by Alderman O’Connor.
Whereas, An ordinance was passed by the
Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah,
on the 22d day of August, 1838, authorizing the
conveyance to the United Stetes of the piece of
ground In said city of Savannah, bounded by
Bull, Harris, Drayton and Liberty streets, for
the purpose of erecting barracks thereon for the
accommodation of the troops of the United
Whereas, The said piece of land, so author
ized to be conveyed, is about to be sold at public
outcry by the United States, and a great desire
is manifested by the public that the same shall
lie purchased for the purpose of building a hotel
thereupon; therefore, lie it
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen in
Council assembled, That the city of Savannah
will make no claim to any reversionary or other
right in said piece of ground f provided, however,
that the same lie bona fide purchased at the sale
for the purpose of building a hotel, as aforesaid,
and to be used therefor.
It would seem, therefore, that before the
government can get a satisfactory title to
the property the city must again relinquish
all claim to it. Will it do so! That is a
question for the Mayor and Aldermen to
Their duty is plain. They must look out
for the best interests of the city. Will they
do so by permitting the new public build
ing to be located on the barracks lot ?
Clearly not. And why ! Because the site
is too far away from the business portion of
the town; because it will lessen the attrac
tions of Bull street as a promenade, and be
cause it will delay the building of anew
hotel for perhaps a quarter of a century.
If the holders of the barracks property
are given to understand that they cannot
sell it except for hotel purposes, they will
exert themselves to find a purchaser who
will build a hotel upon it. There is no other
eligible hotel site that can lie obtained at
any reasonable price. It is the duty of the
Mayor and Aldermen to do all they can to
get both the new public building and anew
hotel. We shall get the new public build
ing even if the government does not get the
barracks site, but we may not get the hotel
if the government does get that site.
There is another thing for the Mayor and
Aldermen to consider. The bill to sell the
court house site has passed the House, and
doubtless will pass the Senate. If the gov
ernment does not get the barracks site it
may be induced to purchase, the court house
site, which would be satisfactory to every
body. The county would sell the court
house site for the same amount the govern
ment has agreed to pay for the barracks
site. The failure of the government to get
the barracks site may result iu giving us a
new hotel and anew court house as well as
anew government building.
If the court house site should not prove
satisfactory to the government there are
other sites which can be obtained that would
be satisfactory both to the government and
to the people of Savannah. If the city
should refuse to relinquish its claim to the
barracks site, then the business men of the
city should set to work at once and assist
the government in getting a site that would
so nearly meet with the approval of all
interests that there would be no more
wrangling over the matter.
Mr. Lamar’s Critics.
A Republican journal, in trying to ex
plain why the disasters it prophesied as the
result of Democratic success in 1884 have
not come upon the country, lays stress on
the fact that the Senate and the Supreme
Court are still Republican. The one
stands, it says, like a rock in the way of
reckless legislation, and the other is ready
to preserve the results of the war. It then
g.)t's on to repeat the prophecies of disaster
which proved to havo so little influence in
1884, making them contingent this time on
the election of Democrats to the Senate and
the elevation of Mr.Lamar and men like him
to the Supreme Court bench. It takes occa
sion to speak of Mr. Lamar as a “blatant
rebel and repudiationist. ”
It is not necessary in this latitude to deny
such charges as these, but they naturally
raise the question us to what results of the
war there are to be preserved only by the
Supreme Court’s remaining Republican. No
one fears that the questions settled by the
war will bo raised again. It is not asserted
now that a State has a right to secede, aud
law has done all it can for the negro. No
Supreme Court decision will hasten or re
tard the progress of the colored people.
Mr. Lamar is called a rsbel because,
when a Senator, he denied that Jefferson
Davis was a traitor, and a repudiationist
because Mississippi refused to pay certain
claims which she thinks are unjust.
Mr. Lamar is well qualified in every re
spect for a position on the Supreme bench.
He has courage, integrity and ability, and
on the Supreme bench he would make his
mark, as ho has made it in every position
which he has held.
A young negro, educated in Maine, is in
New York, and tells of his terrible ex|ieri
ence in Aberdeen, Miss., where ho went to
secure a place in the public schools. He did
not get the position he wanted, and gives as
one reason that to do so he would have been
obliged to make affidavit thnt be would
“support, perpetuate and defend, to the
best of bis ability, the interest and perma
nency of the Democratic party, live by it
swear by it, and die by it.” He claims that
for no reason whatever he was ordered to
leave the town, and finally did so, barely in
time to escape being lynched. In the Maine
school where this young man receiver! his
education, he was evidently not taught to
always speak the truth, or else has profited
little by the instruction received. The sea
son for campaign lies is just opening, and
he hastens to supply the demand.
Rev. Sam Small is down on the Germans.
He said in a New York speech Sunday that
ho would rather Bismarck were an absolute
monarch in this country than that it should
be controlled by Germans. Perhaps there
yet remains in the Rev. Sam’s mind some
of the jealousy he must at one time have
felt of the self-control which enables the
German to drink without getting drunk.
Mr. Sinai) seems to have turned from in
temperance iu driuk to intemperance in
Preparing to Absorb
From the Baltimore American (Rep.)
Now that the Pullman Car Company has in
creased its capital stock for the purpose of en
larging Its facilities, the announcement of the
sale or the Baltimore and Ohio Parlor and Sleep
ing Car plant may lie expected any day.
A Display of True Patriotism.
From the Philadelphia Times (Dem.)
Don Cameron having declared that nothing
but a financial panic will prevent Cleveland's
election, there are some Republicans trying
their level best to get up a financial panic. This
is true patriotism, but soi nehow the panic doesn’t
seem to pan.
“Will you marry me?" asked Augustus, who
is a matter-of-fact young man.
“Oh,” she replied, fluttering!}', "ask papa.”
"Certainly: Ull ask your father if you wish it,
but I naturally thought you ought to know
best."— Washington Critic.
Mas. Perehby (to new servant)—The last ser
vant had a habit of going into the parlor with
her young man and sitting there the whole
evening. Have you a young man?
New servant—No, mum; but I might get one,
with such inducements offered.— Judge.
Father - Who are the leading men in your
class at college, Tom ?
Tom—Let’s see. There is Ed Pender can curve
a ball around two posts; Tom Smith can kick
nine feet and two inches high, and Andy Jordon
can throw uny man in the university. Our class
is going to make a brilliant record, father.—
Burlington Free Press.
"What’s a foolkiller, ma?” asked little
"Go and ask your father, my dear,” she re
plied with a sneering intonation; "he knows
“A foolkiller, niv boy,” returned old Brown*
glancing slyly under his paper at his wife, "is a
little tiling called a cigarette."— Judge.
“There's something that I think will suit
you,” said the real estate agent to the theatri
cal manager who was looking for a residence.
“It’s a corner lot, with a nice, roomy, light
"Well, I don't want it.”
‘‘l see enough of light houses in my regular
business. "—Washington Critic.
The agent of a Cincinnati grocery house who
went over to a Kentucky town to inquire into
the failure of a grocer, asked to see the books.
The grocer raised ids voice and called to a negro
at the back end of the store: “Hi! you boy,
bring out them books. Get those two lives of
Daniel Boone; and if there's a Bible ’round
bring that. This chap wants to see our books,
and we want him to know that our books are all
to be sawn."— Walt afreet News.
As noon As Russian— You are quite a linguist,
“Yes, I am familiar with four or five lan
"What are they?"
“I speak French, German, English and Greek,
and 1 can read and write in several languages
that I cannot speak fluently.”
“Do you write Ru.-sian?"
“No, but I do the next thing to it.”
“I'm practicing on a type writer.— Lincoln
An old gentleman recommended “Ben Hur”
to one of his young friends, advising her to read
the book by all means. Meeting him soon after,
she told him that she had inquired for it at sev
eral bookstores, bvt none of them had the book.
"What did you usk for?” said the gentleman.
“Why, 'Ben she,' of course replied the lady. A
few weeks later the old gentleman received an
invitation to the young lady's wedding, and the
bridegroom’s name chanced to be Benjamin
“Ah!” said he, as he read the card, “she failed
to find ‘Ben Hur,’ but she has had better suc
cess, it seems, in the search for Her Ben.”—Bos
Rich Men's Brains.— Omaha Lawyer—l have
just heard of the death of your uncle, whom
you kuow was an old client of mine.
Nephew—Uncle's dead, eh? Smart man that
uncle of mine. Started on nothing and made
million after million without half trying.
"Yes, lie was a smart mail, there is no doubt
"Smartest man I ever knew. Saw him only a
few months ago and his brain was as quick as a
steel trap, old as he was. You have charge of
his will. I believe?"
"Yes; hi left all his money to orphan asy
"He did? That will won’t stand. He’s been
a half idiot these twenty vears ."—Omaha
The existence of a driver on a bobtail car is
not a happy one. The other day a couple of
colored men boarded the step on the rear, but
neglected the usual trip to the contribution box
in front. The driver jingled the bell that is used
to wake up delinquent passengers, but to no
purpose. They rode as far as they cared to go,
and then walked around to the front of the car
and politely tha-ik <1 the driver for the ride. Tic
functionary stood aghast for a moment, and
then whipped up his horse without saying a
"That's mighty provoking, isn't it?" said a
sympathizing passenger on the front platform.
"Oh, that's nothing." was the philosophical
reply; “there’s lots of ’em gits on and rides and
don’t even thank me.”— Washington Critic.
Ex-Mayor Carter Harrison, of Chicago, is
Archibald Forbes, the war correspondent, is
a hopeless invalid.
Mrs. Rose Terry Cooke, who has been ill at
Pittsfield, Mass., is engaged upon her first novel.
John Boyle O’Reilly declares that $500,000 a
year is paid to British spies on the Irish in
The cobblers of Natick, Mass,, are about to
erect a monument to the late Vice President
Rev. Hugh O. Pentecost, the Socialist preach
er, has accepted the nomination of the Labor
party for the Mayoralty of Newark, N. J.
Susan Cooudoe, Mrs. Preston and Charles
Egbert Craddock are the American contrib
utorstothe new English! magazine Atalanta.
Gen. Paine, of the Volunteer, has a long list
of invitations from Boston clubs that want to
entertain him within a gastronomic inch of his
Henry E. Abbey denies the report of a com
bination of Mary Anderson with Booth and Bar
rett for 188S, as he has engaged Miss Anderson
for that season.
Thf. grave of Charlotte Temple in New York
is visited by more tourists than any other sepul
chre. with the single exception of Gen. Grant s.
It is in Trinity church yard.
Rev. Bernard Carpenter has resigned from
the Unitarian church, of which he was pastor in
Boston, and has been succeeded by Edward
Everett Hale His congregation presented him
with a check for SIO,OUO.
Joseph Sellwood has made $500,000 from his
contract to take the ore out of an iron mine at
Gogebic, Wis. He started penniless three years
ago, and now makes $250,000 a year by sub-let
t ug his ten year contract.
Fx Senator Blanche K. Bruce, who is deliv
ering lectures in the West, w ill be introduced
to his heir era in Indianapolis next week by
"Old Saddlebags'’ McDonald, who was in the
Senate ut the same time as the colored orator.
Miss Pimuii: Couzixs, United States Marshal
of Missouri, Is oflllcted v ith rheumatism. She
is unable to attend the coming Congress of Fo
male Suffragists at Washington, hut writes Mrs.
Lockwood that she is with the movement hotly
Among the heaviest taxpayers of New York
are John Jacob Astor, $235,040: William Astor.
$170,000: estate ot W. 11. Vanderbilt. $171,124;
estate of Robert Goelet, $107,390: New York
(hntral, $348,013, aud the Consolidated Gas
An 8-year-old giri. in Marlboro, Conn., is
abundantly supplied with living ancestors. Be
sides her mother anil father, she has two grand
mothers, two grandfathers, two great-grand
mothers. two great-grandfathers, and one
great-great-grandmother, who is almost a cen
Miss Jgsie Holmes, ths confidential clerk of
E. L. Harper, I'resldent of the wrecked Fidelity
Bank of Cincinnati, is utterly craze I by the un
enviable notoriety she has attained during the
liast three months. On Monday she took a large
dose of chloroform with suicidal intent, and
came within an ace of effecting her purpose.
Krastus Wiman has another gigantic acheme
in contemplation. It is in brief to bund 1,000
cottages on Staten Island and sell them on long
lxiyme.it* to actual hoods of families who will
occupy the smite, each purchaser to receive a
sort of life insurance contract which in event of
ills death will cause the property to revert to
his heirs free of all debt.
Count Inovte, the eminent Japanese scholar
and statesman who recently resigned the office
of Foreign Minister, was. like his life-long
friend, the Premier, Count Ito, a member of the
Cho Shin clan, and, with Count Ito, went to
England in IHtW, w hen it was a capital offense
for any Japanese to leave his country. They
returned home when they leaned that the
allied fleet was about to attack Shimo-no-Seki,
tlie chief Cho Shin port, and thus braved deat h
in order to explain to their countrymen the use
lessnss of reaislance.
From the Chicago New*.
A bright-eyed little miss of 5 years rode down
on a Madison street cur last evening sitting on
her father's knee. She was so full of queries
that they kept running out of her in a perfect
stream. Some of her questions were posers,
and the father showed signs of weakness several
times. He struggled along gallantly, however,
and the passengers got interested in the contest.
The toddler finished him up, however, just as
the car was lumbering over the viaduct west of
"If I got In one of those cars where would I
be to-morrow?’’ she demanded, as her eyes
caught tile cars in the Union de]>ot.
“You’d go to sleep and wake up in St Paul in
the morning.' answered the father.
“Who'd wake me up?”
“The porter, the man in the car."
For a moment missy was silent. Then she
cast a look of scorn upon papa, and in a tone of
inimitable contempt she said: "And do you
suppose I'd let a man dress me?”
Iter futber lay down.
Six Weeks in February.
New York Dispatch to the Philadelphia Star,
Ned Giimore and McKee Rankin had w hat
threatened to be a row the other night at Niblo’s
Garden. Gilmore, however, carried the honors
off. as usual, and with not much of an effort at
that. Rankin was to have produced “Macbeth"
in a week or two at Niblo's. but at the last mo
ment Manager Gilmore gave the time to another
attraction. Rankin rushed to him, with fire in
his eyes and anger in his soul, and demanded to
know the reason why he was shut out of the
”IVby, you’re not ready,” said Mr. Gilmore,
“Rut I will be," protested Rankin.
“I’m afraid not,” said the other gentleman.
"But I tell you I will," said the actor, hotly,
“or I'll sue for damages.”
“Oh, well." said Mr. Gilmore, with the air of a
man who is too good-natured to take any worry
in hfs life, "don't bother about it and I'll give
you six weeks' time in February."
"Will you?" gasped Rankin, delightedly.
“Six w eeks," repeated Mr. Gilmore, senten
Mr. Rankin wrung his hand and departed hap
pily up town. It was some hours before lie
realized that there is a palpable degree of diffi
culty in inserting six long weeks in the very
short month of February. Then bitterness
filled his soul, and his remarks about Gilmore
were free and forcible.
Gambling in ’49 in San Francisco.
Prom the Overland Mon thly.
There was a French woman who played the
violin receiving SIOO a day therefor, and as
women were so scarce in t hose days, whenever
she left the saloon to go out on the street, e very
saloon around the square was emptied to get a
look at her. In these saloons then' were piles of
gold, both in eoin und in sacks of gold dust, that
would put some of our commercial banks of the
present day to the blush, and long lablesthat
had their croupiers ready to rake in or pay out
as fast as the cards were turned off. I have
often watched some novice who was putting
down his first ventures at play. On one occa
sion I saw at the same table two clergymen
shove their coin under another man's arm on the
tabic. I knew them both and know of what I
speak—we are all mortals after all.
Among other noted players was a Judge at
that time, who made it a point every evening to
go around from place to place ami make high
play. Upon entering with his attendant, who
carried the sack, he would first sit down at a
table and bar off every other player; then set
his time of play at a limb, say twenty minutes
or half ar. hour, the stakes from SIO,OOO to $20,-
000, with the bank. Meantime, to keep the
crowd that would be in at the time, which would
number from 300 up to near 1,000, he always
asked them all to take a drink, which meant
26c. a head for the bar; and if he won he paid
for the drinks; if he lost the bank had them to
She Wanted Some Flowers.
From the Boston Courier.
A lady living in the suburbs was called down
the other morning to see a young girl who asked
for her at the door, but declined to enter the
house. The lady recognized the caller as a girl
she had frequently seen in the neighborhood,
but of whose name she was ignorant.
The gil l looked hurriedly up and then bash
fully cast down her eyes to the doormat, which
she nervously prodded with the toe of her coarse
“Got anv flowers?" she demanded, with a
manner which seemed gruff, but which was
probably only frightened.
“Yes, a few,” was the reply.
“Get any flowers?"
“Not many. Why?"
“Cause Mis’ Purington wants some."
“Who is Mrs. Puiington?”
“She's the widow woman what lived in the
red house at the end of Back Alley."
"What sort of flowers does she want ?” in
quired the lady, utterly at a loss to know why
Mrs. Purington. the widow who dwelt in the red
house at the end of Back alley, should send to
demand flowers from a perfect stranger.
“I ilunno," answered the girl, more sullenly
“But what is she going to do with them ?”
persisted the puzzled lady.
"I dunno," repeated the caller. “She's dead,
an' she wants some flowers.”
And the pathetic situation having thus become
clear at length, the lady sent to the departed
widow who would dwelt no more in the red
house at the end of Back alley whatever blos
soms the frost had spared in her little garden.
New Story About Napoleon’s Heart.
Cable Dispatch to the New York Mail and Ex
The alleged disappearance of the remains of
Napoleon 1. from t lie tomb in the Invalided has
brought into publicity a very curious anecdote,
which is related by Ur. Bremoud, in his work on
“Hygiene." The doctor alleges that the heart
of Napoleon was eaten by rats in May. 1881. It
is a remarkable story, and has increased the
sensation occasioned by the rumored theft of
the ashes. Dr. Antomachi and Dr. Carswell bad
begun a post mortem examination of Napoleon's
body at ljongwood. Thov were unable to com
plete their labors on the day on which they
commenced them, and, night corning on, they
suspended their operations until the next day.
On resuming their examination of the Ixrdy on
the following morning, they discovered
that Napoleon's heart had been devoured
by rats. Upon this revelation, and to pre
vent the accident becoming publicly known,
ibey substituted for the natural heart a portion
of the viscera of a sheep. This is the tale which
is now supplementing tne previous sensation,
and it linUs credence as readily as the other.
The officials at the Invalldos deny the truth of
this extraordinary story as strenuously as they
dented the canard about the removal of Napo
leon's remains. They contend, very plausibly,
that more care was taken of the body than
would appear from Dr. Bremond's account, and
that it was carefully watched all night long,
during the cessation of the labors of the
examining physicians. Nevertheless, the cir
cumstantial manner in which the story is told
has greatly impressed many Parisians with a
belief in its verity, and further investigation
will probably take place to satisfy their doubt
The Song of the Sirens.
f'rom Macmillan's Magazine.
The moonlight bathes the sea,
And the ripples wash the sand,
The song qt our hearts goes free
Down the shelving silver strand.
Neither goddesses are we, nor women,
Nor angels, nor spirits of death;
We are maidens of evil omen.
And we breathe the sea spray for our breath.
The gods love us not in heaven,
The souls of drowned men in hell
Curse us, from morn till even.
For tne songs we sing so well.
We are neither alive nor dead,
We know not of death nor of life.
But the life of man is our bread,
And tho tears of the widowed wife.
When the Mother of all, before the light,
Labored to bring forth gods to Chaos.
Wrapped in the pul! of ancient night,
No mother had we in her bosom to lay us.
To dandle anil fondle, caress us and nurse us,
For we sprang out of moonlight and soft sea
And we sing that the sailors may lore us and
And die in the song of the lips they have
In the thick darkness the ages moaned
When the Mother travailed; the shapeless
The awful father. Chaos, groaned.
Shaking the vaults of space as he trod.
Then the Mother laid hold of the pillars of
And bowed herself and shrieked aloud.
Till the firmament rocked tmneatli her might
And *plk, and was rent/dole streamers of
The broad black waste of space was torn,
The arch of heaven was hurst to the day,
The sun leaped up. and the gods were born.
And Chaos the father passed away.
But gods anil men have bodies and souls.
And they live and they know that their lives
While the dear sun shines and the blue tide
While the heart is full and the pulses beat.
The beasts of the forest, the flocks on the
The bright-winged birds and the fish in the
All drink of the water of life's clear fountain—
Ail die at the last and are lost In sleep.
i\ Marion Crawford.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The Presided wears a collar and a
No. 12 shoe.
One factory in Newark, N. J., turns out
150,000,000 corkscrews in a year.
Hugo Hug married Miss Emma Frank at In
dianapolis. What girl could resist a fellow with
such a name.
The Dominion government will soon send a
carload of lobiters to the Pacific coast for prop
The South Hsa Islands, at their last mission
ary meeting, raised $1,531 for anew yacht to
carry the Gosptl to New Guinea.
Linus Jones ?eck, of St. Clair, Mich., has been
on a moose hunt in Canada, and, to prove that
he killed a mo*se, brought back a pair of ant
lers. They wsigh thirty-six pounds and are
tipped with twelve prongs each, having a spread
of 41 inches.
A deer hunter in the Florida pine woods re
cently shot a buck that carried a brand put. on
him eleven yearn ago, when he was caught by a
settler, branded with his cattle brand and
Arizona is about to operate a dam which in
magnitude surpasses anything in the country.
The reservoir will store 15,000,000,000 gallons of
water for irrigating thousands of acres of
placer and grazing lands.
At Grand Forks, Dak., Halvor Bentrue put a
lighted pipe ia his pocket which contained a
number of matches. The matches ignited and
burned Mr. Bvntrue so badly that one of his
arms will have to be amputated.
The Prinoesi of Wales bas consented to be
come the patroness of the ladies' department of
King's College, England. This department was
established eight years ago, and the lectures
are now attended by 400 women,
The collection at a church in Bornemouth,
Eng, on a recent Suntfliy was divided as to
purpose by the givers as follows; For harvest
festival, £2O 12s. 7d.; for church expenses, £ls
12s, 9d.; for the poor, £llls. 4d,
Two fin-back whales were caught in a weir at
Campobello, Me., last week. One escaped be
fore low water, but the other was killed. He
was 20 feet long and 4 feet through, and esti
mated to yield ten or twelve barrels of oil.
If Jud Marshall, of lonia, Mich., could sell his
barber shop he would be in Tennessee inside of
four days. He has Just, heard from his relatives
for the first time since he was a slave, and was
sold away from them forty-three years ago, and
they are all in Tennessee and well-to-do.
E. A. Meares, of East Saginaw, is said to have
fallen heir to an estate of $2,400,000 in Ireland.
He was a laborer, and now he is a landlord. A
correct diagram of his sensations before and
after he heard of his luck, might make a good
campaign document in the United Kingdom.
Monday the City Council of Dubuque rejected
the petition to have the saloons closed on Sun
day, saying there was no ordinance against
them being open. The prohibitory law, they
said, was a State enactment, and the responsi
bility for its enforcement rested with the State,
not the Council.
James Gilchrist, who has drilled the gas
wells at Knightstown, Ind., contracted with the
trustees of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home to drill
for and supply that institution with natural gas
for the period of one year for a sum less than
the cost of coal for the same period. The well
becomes the property of the home at the ex
piration of the contract.
“But you may be entertaining an angel,
madam,” said Tom O'Brien, tramp, to Mrs.
Pybum, of New Albany, Sunday. “Yes. you
smell like one long dead, assented the lady,
meditatively, “but I'll let the Pyburn before I'll
set it up for you, nevertheless." Then he went
out and set Are to her barn, got shot in the leg,
and is eating locusts and wild honey in the coun
France De Laune, of Sharsted Court, county
Kent, has attracted to himself the admiring
eyes of the British nation by successfully raising
and harvesting a crop of tobacco. It is said to
be the first ever raised in England. The gov
ernment has graciously given consent that he
shall go on with his experiment, but insists that
he must pay duty on his crop the same as
though the tobacco were imported.
The indications are that there is a considera
ble increase in the value of property in the
State of North Carolina, as compared with last
year. This is shown by the reports from the
counties so far received. The last Legislature
reduced the rate of taxation from 25c. to 20c.
per $!00 valuation of property, so that the
amount of taxes, even at the increased valua
tion, will be smaller than last year.
The wife of a prominent citizen of Birming
ham, Conn., caught fourteen pounds of black
fish in front of her seaside cottage at Ansonia,
the other day, and would have caught more if a
two-pounder hadn't broken her tackle. But this
fish didn't get away; for, when she saw that
there was danger that he would, she waded into
the water, and, using her skirts as a landing uet,
brought tire fish in triumph to the shore.
Just in front of the spot where President
Cleveland stood in the room of the Board of
Commissioners in the City Hall of Philadelphia,
when he received the public at the recent Cen
tennial, there is a threadbare spot in the carpet.
It was formed by the people marching up to
him, shaking hands, and then turning toward
the exit. Many thousand feet shuffling in that
turn wore the carpet to threads in a few hours.
The “Normal diapason" has been adopted
this month for the bands of the German army,
This is the same pitch used in the French army,
and makes probably the only feature of har
mony between the two countries. English sol
diers still march to music pitched in what is
Known as the English diapason, although that
was abandoned several years ago by many
English orchestras, including that of the Royal
The First Surrey Rifles, of the British Army,
are giving a burlesque performance of Buffalo
Bill's Wild West show. It was given first at
Wimbledon, and was so successful that it had
to be repeated before the Duchess of Albany,
Lord and Lady Wantage, and otlfer distin
guished spectators, and now the soldiers are
giving it a; a prelude to their promenade con
certs. Whereat a London paper regretfully re
marks that “Nothing is sacred to the satirist or
A FINE BLOODED bull belonging to Mr. Con
den, a farmer of Cass county, was bitten by a
dog several days ago. Yesterday it became sud
denly mad, and, tearirg across the field, gored
about a dozen fine heifers, valued at over $2.500.
It then jumped a high fence, and starred for
I-ogansport. Two of Conden's hired hands,who
witnessed the unusual actions of the animal,
mounted horses and pursued him to within one
mile of the city, wheirthey shot him just as he
was making for a party of children who were
A good and faithful servant is Fred Schulties.
He has been guarding the premises of Milton
Shook, of Bethany. Gratiot county. Mich., and
when a couple of thieves were stealing that gen
tleman's corn, the other night, he came down
on them like a hawk on a June bug. They
wanted to give up the corn, but he said no. Then
l hey offered $2 to settle, and he said no again.
What would he do? He would take $lO for the
eight bushels they had in their wagon. They
didn’t really want the corn at that price, but
they took it.
The Ventura county branch of the University
of California will be built at the new town of
Montalvo, on the Southern Pacific railroad,
about four miles from San Buenaventura. Un
der the terms of the agreement the board of
regents are to build, within the next six
months, a $25,000 college building. For this pur
pose they are giveu nine acres offend very close
to the centre of the tract for a campus, and a
sufficient number of lots scattered through the
tract Is bestowed upon them to bring the en
dowment up to $60,000.
W. R. Pease, who resides near Mount Hamil
ton, Santa Clara county, Cal., says his atten
tion was attracted to the cries of the cattle in
his corral, and on going to learn the cause he
saw a very large eagle trying to fly over the
fence with n young calf in his talons. Mr. pease
seized a pitchfork und struck the bird, which
let go tbo calf and attacked him, and he sus
tained a number of severe blows from the
eagle's wings before he succeeded in impaling it
on a pitffhfork prong, when he got his shotgun
and finished the job. The calf was so badly in
jured that it had to be killed. The eagle was
the largest ever seen in that part of the State.
Several tears ago William Gibbons, a
brother of Sir John Gibbons of Stanwell Place.
England, come to New Haven, where he lived
and died. He was buried in the Whitneyville
Cemetery, and Elias Dickertuan, the executor
estate, paid $175 for a lot and monument.
In 1880 he found that the sale ha*l not been
properly recorded, and he allowed the body to
be tak.-n up and reburied in a corner of the
cemetery. The body of Amelia Gilbert was put
in the place of the dead Englishman, and later
the hpdy of her husband was laid alongside of
hers, the Gibbons estate paving for all this Sir
John now asks that Executor Dickerman be
compelled to put the body of William Gibbons
Where the monument indicates that he was
bnrird. The curious case will be tried in New
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A. K. ALTMAYKIt A (XL
OUR OPENING IS NOW OVER,'
But we would assure our friends and cus
tomers that the
STILL CONTINUES AT
A, R. ALTMAYER k CO.’S.
r pHE unanimous verdict of the ladies, and all
JL who called Thursday and Friday was that
such an array of lovely goods was never before
seen in Savannah. In every department were
they chnrmad by the beauty, taste and elegance
displayed. These new and choice things were
last week on exhibition but are THIS WEEK
and we warmly invite you to call and take ad
vantage of the opportunity. It is unnecessary
to assure you that we will maintain our rep
that is already established, but we will quote a
few SPECIAL THINGS in the different depart
ments that are GREAT DRIVES
Commencing MONDAY MORNING we will
50 pieces Colored Cashmere, in all the new
shades, at sc. per yard.
30 pieces Fancy Checks, Plaids and Stripes, in
double width, at 12bjc. pier yard.
50 pieces Double width All wool filling Cash
mere, in all the new shades, at 19c. per yard;
cannot be matched anywhere for less than 25e.
40 pieces 40-ineh wide Camel’s Hairs at
per yard, equal to any 65c. goods in the city.
WUI offer an ALL WOOL RED FLANNEL at
15c. pier yard, and a soft white wool Flannel at
12Wc. pier yard; and a full case CANTON FLAN
NELS At 6J4c. per yard; worth 10c. anywhere.
Being out of our regular 99c. Blankets, we will
sell for the week, or as long as they last, OUR
$1 25 10-4 BLANKETS at 99c.
While here look at our lovely large size
LAMB’S WOOL BLANKETS at $5.
Several cases new styles DRESS GINGHAMS
just received which we will sell at 10c, and
12!4c.; never before sold less than 15c. Ask to
And notwithstanding advance in “Fruit of
Loom,” we will sell two cases this week at 9c.
FOR THE WEEK: A line of Dressed and
Undressed Kids, plain or embroidered backs,
4-button, at 50c.
To those who have not yet called we will say
DO NOT FAIL TO BEE
It is the completes! and most beautiful line
ever displayed south of New York.
See also our lovely CLOAKS. This line can
not be surpassed anywhere. Wo would call
your especial attention to our SILK PLUSH,
SATIN LINED wrap at sl2 60. It is the pret
tiest thing ever seen for the price
Look also at our SILKS. This is a special
feature of our business and we believe our line
Every depart ment in the house you will find
as complete as those mentioned. All are filled
with the Newest Novelties. We extend a warm
invitation to you all to call whether you w ish to
purchase or not. Our salesmen and salesladies
are taught to SHOW GOODS with pleasure.
We are respectfully yours,
A. R, ALTIAYER & CO.
r. S.—Mail orders will receive prompt atten
tion. and samples will be sent on application.
Our ILLUSTRATED FALL CATALOGUE
also can be had on application.
A. R. A. & CO.
Wo are the agents for the
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