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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings. —DeKalb Lodge No. 9, I. O. O. F.;
Oalanthe ixeige No. 88, K P.; Georgia Tent
No. 151,1. O, R.; Savannah Floral and Art Asso
Special Notices —As to Bills Against the
British Steamship York City and Lykus;Asto
Crew of Austrian Bark Aqnila.
Steamship Schedit.es— Ocean Steamship Cos;
Transatlantic Steamship Cos.; Baltimore Steam
Bianos, Etc.—L. & 8., S. MH.
Salmon—C. M Gilbert & Cos.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Help Want
ed ; Personal; Lost; Miscellaneous.
It is safe to wager that the Texas printer
who has fallen heir to $2,000,000 will have a
good old time from now out.
The parishioners of Dr. McGlynn show
no signs of growing weary in their devo
tion to the excommunicated priest. Their
meeting Friday night was crowded and en
thusiastic. The church will win in the long
run, however. It can afford to wait.
The Chinese of New York are indignant
because their Consul will not let them hold
a mass meeting to protest against Denis
Kearney’s slanders. Who will now say
natives of the Celestial Empire do not
promptly catch on to American ways?
A contractor of a Central Now York city
employed Knights of Labor bricklayers,
and is met by a threatened boycott by the
Bricklayers’ Union if he does not discharge
them. This is anew phase of the labor
question, and the Knights will have an op
portunity to see how their weapon works
when wielded by hands other than their
The decline in speculation on the New
York Stock Exchange and consequent profit
to brokers can be gauged somewhat by the
fact that the seat for which Doremus, Ives'
partner, paid $34,000 less thou two years
ago was recently sold for $20,000. The
country will look on with the greatest
equanimity should the decline continue
even at an accelerated rate.
A dispatch published elsewhere states that
Hon. Jefferson Davis left Mississippi yester
day for Macon to meet the Confederate
veterans at the fair there. No doubt there
will be an immense number of people at
Macon to welcome him, and the meeting
between him and the veterans will be a no
table one. Mr. Davis will not visit Athens,
his physician deeming it injudicious for him
to do so in the present condition of his
health. The Athens people will be disap
pointed, but many of them can go to Macon
to see him.
The English and Canadian governments
are doing everything possible to add to the
importance of the government-built Cana
dian Pacific railroad. Vancouver is to be
made a great postal centre, all Asiatic mails
to be received there by a fast steamship
service, and distributed to American and
Canadian points, or forwarded to Europe.
The British government seems to attach
great strategical importance to this rail
way, and is strengthening its position by
mail subsidies and in other ways.
It is announced from Columbus, 0., that
Got. Gordon will make two speeches during
the campaign now in progress in that State,
one at Cincinnati on Oct. 38 and the other
at Portsmouth on Oct. 29. It is encourag
ing evidence that the war issues are dead
when the Democratic managers of Ohio
should think it wise to invite so distin
guished a “Confederate Brigadier” as the
Governor of Georgia to take part in their
campaign. It can be promised that he will
talk nothing but the straightest Democratic
The New Hampshire Legislature spent so
much of the time of its long session on the
Hazen railroad bill, while some of the mem
bers dickered with corporation bribers, that
it has reached the day of adjournment with
out having passed any of the appropriation
bills, and an extra session will be necessary.
Here another difficulty arises. The treasury
is so empty that it cannot pay the per diem
of members for services already performed.
Altogether, between corrupt legislators ana
an empty treasury New Hampshire seems to
be in a very bad way.
The radical members of the late Knights
of Labor Convention at Minneapolis, to the
number of fifty-four, mot in Chicago Fri
day and called on the condemned Anarch
ists. They assured the condemned men of
their sympathy, and promised renewed ef
forts in their behalf. If there had been any
doubt of the wisdom of the General As
sembly in sustaining Mr. Powdorly in
preference to these men, this action on their
part would dispel it. There was never a
falser idea than that these condemned mur
derers in any sense represent the working
men of the United States.
The death of Hon. E. B. Washburne, at
Chicago, Saturday, after a somewhat pro
tracted illness, removes another of tho men
prominent in politics and business during
and after the war. Of late years, however,
lie has lived a retired life, sometimes men
tioned as a possible candidate for high office,
but apirently taking no part himself in
any effort to bring about his political ad
vancement. Tho incidents of Mr. \Vash
burne’s life which will, perhaps, tie remem
bered longest occurred during his term as
Minister to France, and which have recent
ly been graphically portrayed by his own
pen in .Scribner's \fagaxin*. He was the
only foreign minister who had the courage
to remain in Paris during the siege by the
Germans and the yet more perilous reign of
the Commune which followed, and the
courage with which be worked in the cause
of humanity during those terrible days will
always bo remembered to his houor.
A groat Jeal hinges on the result of the
election which is to come off in Virginia
within a few Jays. Anew Legislature is to
lie elected, with which will rest the duty of
electing a successor to Senator P.iddiebcrger.
The po'.it’cxl division ol' that laxly, after
March 4 next, if the threatened objection
to seating Messrs. Hoarst, Turpio and
Faulkner is abandoned, or re
resuits in nothing, will be: Republicans 08,
Democrats 37. and Mr. Kiddletierger. The
Vi. ginia Senator is a Republican, but his
votes have lieeu so eccentric that he is gen
erally classed by himself. It will be seen
that the Senate is very close, and that the
election in Virginia may go a long way to
ward putting it into the control of the Dem
The chances for Democratic success are
good. The majority of the State Senators who
hold over are Democrats, so that the election
of eight or ten fewer new Democratic mem
bers is necessary to give a majority than if
a full Senate were chosen at each election,
The party is united and hopeful, while their
opponents are distracted by quarrels
among their leaders.
The weakness of the position of the Vir
ginia Democrats lies in the fact that in past
years they have allowed themselves to bo
forced into adopting views on certain ques
tions vital to Virginia which were at first
distinctively Republican, and which they
fought when the Republicans advocated
them. The semi-repudiating Riddleberger
bill, providing for a settlement of the State
debt, was a Republican measure. After it
became a law it was doubtless the duty of
whatever administration was in power to
enforce it, but the Democrats have aban
doned the position they once occupied, that
a settlement more favorable to credi
tors would he just, and now in
sist that the Riddleberger bill is the best
the State can do or ought to do. The party
lias insisted on this strenuously, and the
Attorney General was recently sent to jail
by a United States Judge because he was
endeavoring, in the face of an injunction,
to enforce a law which is a later develop
ment of the Riddleberger bill.
In the matter of Federal taxation, also,
the Virginia Democrats have abandoned the
position of their party to adopt that of their
adversaries. They declare for a protective
tariff, so-called, and the abolition of the in
ternal revenue. This is probably the
result of the election of a majority of Re
publican Congressmen last year, and indi
cates an anxiety to get on the popular side
rather than to uphold certain principles of
government as just and right.
It will be seen that on the two great ques
tions which interest Virginia most the Re
publicans have led and the Democrats fol
lowed. The result is that many voters will
naturally look to the bolder party to meet
the crisis in the State’s financial affairs
brought aliout by the action of Jhe United
States courts. The Democrats have shown
a lack of statesmanship and courage.
In spite of this they deserve to succeed,
and we believe they will. Not only are the
political accidents of unanimity in their own
ranks and dissension in those of their oppo
nents in their favor, but every man who
calmly examines the situation must see that
they represent in a larger degree the intelli
gence, property and good intention of the
The issue between the parties has been re
duced largely to a matter of men, and
in a comparison of this sort the Dem
ocrats have all the advantage. If
they have no loaders who stand pre
eminently above the crowd, yet the crowd
is thoroughly respectable. On the other
hand, the Republican party is Mahone and
Riddleberger, the first raised to a bad
eminence which none can envy by corrupt
political methods, and the second famous
in State politics only as the author of a law
which has caused endless trouble, and in the
Federal Senate for eccentricities of conduct
which sometimes seemed to indicate lunacy.
In the trial of the issue between these men
and the Democrats Virginia people ought
not to hesitate over their verdict.
There does not appear to be much doubt
anywhere that Mr. Cleveland will be re
nominated, and there is, therefore, very
little speculation about who will be the
next Democratic candidate for President.
There is a good deal of speculation, how
ever, as to who will be the next Democratic
candidate for Vice President. The friends
of Postmaster General Vilas and of the
Commissioner of Pensions, Gen. Black, are
attracting attention by their efforts in the
interest of their respective candidates.
Gen. Black has not indicated by words or
actions that he would like to be his party's
candidate for Vice President, but some of
the pension agents, who are supposed to be
acquainted with his wishes, are quite active
in securing notices favorable to him for that
position. The ambition to be Vice Presi
dent is an honorable one, and there is no
reason why Gen. Black should not seek that
office. He has the ability to fill it. In fact
he has ability sufficient to administer suc
cessfully any office in the gift of the people.
He would make a popular candidate. He
is a Grand Army man and no one of the old
veterans has a better war record. The
frequent attacks upon him by the Republi
can papers, without any apparent reason,
show that they recognize his popularity and
indicate that they would not like to see him
nominated for Vice President.
Postmaster General Vilas doubtless has
some friends in the Northwest, and it would
be possible to nominate a less acceptable
man. If the newspaper reports do not do
him injustice he is much more active in
promoting his own interests in connection
with the nomination for Vice President
than Gen. Black. While he has made a
very good Postmaster General he has made
some mistakes, which leave the impression
that while he may be a very superior orator
he is not a very shrewd politician, nor a
statesman of marked ability. As between
Gen. Black and Mr. Vilas there is no doubt
that the former is the favorite, both at the
North and at the South. It is by no means
certain, however, that either of them will
Roliert Garrett is on his way to Mexico
in a train of three magnificent cars, accom
panied by his wife, two physicians, several
friends and a retinue of servants. He cx
pects to spend several months in traveling to
all the pleasant places to which his private
train can carry him. Whoever else may
have been hurt by the Baltimore and Ohio
deal, the young millionaire evidently still
feels that he has enough left with which to
The Birmingham people have the cour
age of their convictions, or they want to be
consistent. They have assessed the value of
their property this yearat over #40.000,000.
But then the btate tax rate is very low, and
the local rates they can lix for themselves.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1887.
Arbitration Instead of Wer.
Peace societies, peace congresses, etc., are
not new things in the world. People have
been accustomed to look upon those who
participated in them as impractical en
thusiasts, who, no matter how commendable
their purposes, were wasting time that
might he valuably employed in another
way. Now, however, it seems as if a really
practical step is being taken toward the sub
stitution of arbitration for war in the settle
ment of disputes between two of the great
est nations, when negotiation has failed to
reach a satisfactory result. A few days ago
there landed in New York three members of
the British Parliament. Sir John Swinburne.
O. V. Morgan and Halley Stewart, who
will be joined by Sir Lion Playfair, Lord
Herschell, Cabell Wright, Sir George Camp
bell and three official delegates of the
Trades Union Congress. The members of
Parliament represent 250 members of that
body. The purpose of the delegation in
coining to the United States is to present to
Congress an appeal for perpetual peace be
tween Great Britain and the United States.
It is proposed that the precedent set by the
Alabama claims case be followed hereafter,
and that a treaty to that effect be entered
It is peculiarly appropriate that the first
attempt to secure lasting
themselves should be made by the two great
English-speaking peoples. They have like
institutions and to a great degree like
objects, their language and literature are
the same, and their peoples are devoted
entirely to industrial pursuits. Among all
the people of the civilized world, it is only
the Americans and English who are not
born to be soldiers. With them soldiering
is a trade or profession which a man may
adopt if his tastes run that way; with other
peoples it is a national business, in which
every man must perforce take part.
Though both have been engaged in many
wai-s, they are nevertheless the best repre
sentatives of the peaceful policy necessary
to the well-being of industrial and commer
cial pursuits. Their peoples love peace, and
it cannot be doubted that if the matter
were submitted to a vote the mission of the
English delegation to Congress would meet
with the hearty indorsement of both na
tions. In this country it can meet the con
demnation only of that class of interested
politicians who are constantly preaching
the doctrine that England is the arch-enemy
of all mankind, corrupting with her gold
where she cannot conquer with her bayonets,
in order that their sophistical protection
arguments may be addressed to minds
tainted with hatred and distrust of every
Gen. Sheridan recently expressed the
opinion that the appliances of war were lie
coming so deadly that the time was not far
off when armies could no longer be put in
the field against each other, and war would
end. His opinion is perhaps not justified by
facts, as battles become less and less bloody
with the improvement of arms, in propor
tion to the numbers engaged. The small
standing armies of a century ago, however,
have grown into millions, involving an
enormous outlay, and here lies the best
augury of disarmament and peace. Even a
victorious war may mean bankruptcy, as
came near being the case with Russia in her
last campaign against Turkey. To Russia’s
shaken credit may be due the peace of
To the sentiment in favor of a peaceful
settlement of disputes aroused by the bur
den of taxation made necessary by great
armies and immense war debts, such an
agreement as that proposed between the
United States and England would no doubt
materially add, aud it might iu time lead
to far-reaching results.
Prohibition Without Compensation.
Prohibitionists in all parts of the country
are manifesting considerable interest in the
important cases now before the United
States Supreme Court, involving the con
stitutionality ot the prohibition laws of cer
tain States. One of the best
known of these cases is from Kan
sas, and because of neglect on
the part of the Attorney General of that
State, it is claimed, is in danger of being
decided on an ex parte presen
tation. The case involves the question
whether the State cau destroy a brewer’s
business without compensating him,
and was ably argued in tho liquor
interest by Senator Vest, of Missouri,
an<l Mr. Joseph Choate, of New York.
There was no appearance on the other side.
A motion to rehear the case will be made
this morning, and if it is granted
Kansas will be represented. Additional
interest is lent to this case by tho fact that
in an exactly similar one Judge Brewer, of
the United States Circuit Court for Kansas,'
has decided that the State is bound to com
pensate liquor dealers for the damage done
them in suppressing their business.
It will be seen that the principle involved
is one of vital importance, and justifies the
effort which will be made to have all the
prohibition cases on the Supreme Court
docket advanced, that they may be argued
at the same time. These cases are seven in
number —two from Kansas, four from lowa
and one from Georgia. Though the ques
tions involved in all are not exactly the
same, they are nearly enough alike to be un
favorably affected by an adverse decision in
the Kansas case, now under con
sideration by tho court. It is said that an
adverse decision was indicated by re
marks of the court in reference to Judge
It is needless to say that a decision from
the highest court sustaining Judge Brewer’s
views would be a great shock to the plan
to promote temperance adopted by various
States. Georgia has not thought it wise to
resort to a State prohibition law, but has
wisely preferred to let tho restraining law
spread only as fast as it is welcomed by local
sentiment, thus insuring for it
respect and obedience. The prin
ciple that compensation must be paid
for disturbance, however, would certainly
npply in Georgia us well as in those States
which have attempted to prohibit by a gen
eral law, and if established by a Supreme
Ceurt decision would prove a serious stum
bling block to local or State prohibition.
Tho thousands who have been delighted
by his plays will be delighted to learn that
Bartley Campbell, so long immured in an
insane asylum, has almost entirely recov
ered his mental equipoise, aud will lie dis
charged in a few weeks fully recovered. His
case hod been l<siked upon as hopeless, so
that surprise will add to the pleasure of his
The Secretary of State of Texas, on the
advice of the Attorney General, has refused
a charter to a Scotch cattle and land com
pany with a capital of #2,000,000. The
granting of such a charter to a foreign cor
poration is declared contrary to the public
policy of the State.
From the St. Louis Republican
Every dollar taken from the people for a
treasury surplus Is a dollar withdrawn from
legitimate circulation; and every million |iid
out of the treasurv surplus "to relieve strin
gency'’ is a million taken from safe business to
The Prohibition Gad-Fly.
From the Philadelphia Record ( Dem .)
The gadfly under the tail of the grand old
party in New York is Prohibition. The result
ing antics are curiously lively, but they are in
consequent to i ibservers who do not understand
the trouble. Whenever the Prohibitionists have
I e'en zealous in New York the Republicans have
, * Gibed at by a Friend.
From the Chicago Tribune (Rep.)
YVhenever Ex President Hayes happens to
make himself conspicuous, even in the most
harmless and well-intentioned wuy, the event is
a signal for an irreverent press to hurl some
gibe at him. History at least will lie just to Mr.
Hayes. It will declare that no public man of
his day and generation has done more than he
to improve the various breeds of Ohio chickens.
Spe.vkino entirely a priori, we think the most
humiliating end that can befall a man is to lie
gored to death by a cow without horns.— Life.
The poet who sang I Owe No Man a Dollar,”
unconsciously pai l a high tribute to the busi
ness sagacity-of the community in which he
"No girl gets along well without a mother,"
says a moral contemporary. This may be true,
but hereabouts girl-. work harder to get
mothers-in-law than they do to get mothers.—
Ax exchange prints an article entitled “The
Age of Actresses,” few of the ages given being
over 40 years. Some of the daily papers are
just now devoting too much space to fiction.—
Morristown Herat 1.
Southern Man (to Northern country editor)—
Y’on don’t have desperadoes in the North who
rob railroad train pa-sengers, do you?
Editor (who has tiad his pass taken up)—Yes,
but they don’t go by that name— Epoch.
Ouiver Wendell Holmes says that English
people are taller, stouter and healthier than
Americans. That is not unlikely. The best
American beef is shipped to Europe, while the
tough and indigestible pieces are sold at home.
A Dr ll Day— Able Editor—Much news in your
department to-day -
Political Editor—No, it’s dull, very dull.
"Dull, eh ?"
"Y’es, no new parties have been started since
breakfast.”— Omaha lFor/d.
Brown—Well, sir, I don’t believe I ever en
joyed excursions so much as I have this season.
Smith—Were the objective points unusually
interesting, or do you attribute it to the com
pany you were in -
“Neither, I guess. I stayed at home.”— Bing
“I have an unfortunate habit of talking in
"1 should call that fortunate, rather than un
fortunate—that is to say, in your case, you
"How in my case?"
"Why. don’t you see? Because you are not
a Waite to hear yourself talk."—Boston Tran
“Witness." said a lawyer in the police court
the other day, “you speak of Mr. Smith being
well off. Is he worth §7,000;"
"No, sali; he liain’t worf $05."
"Then how is he well off?”
"Got a wife who s’ports de hull fam’ly‘ sah I”
Detroit Free Press.
A Wise Precaution.—Fond Wife (to music
mail husband; —My dear, did yon read that
about that man who died from rupture of the
He—No, darling; why?
Fond Wife —Because, dear, I have been think
ing that since you go so often to this Wagner
society of yours, you might put an extra $5,000
on your life insurance, don’t you know.—Town
Brown (reading)—He was always a favorite
wherever he went. He was genial in disposition,
generous to a fault, a kind aud indulgent father
and a most devoted husband. He was above all
those meannesses which so deform human na
ture, and he—
Fogg- Beg pardon, but what nine did he be
long to ?
Brown—Nine did he belong to ! Why, man
alive! he wasn’t a base ball player.
Fogg—Wasn't a base ball player' Then what
in thunder does a newspaper want to fill up its
columns with such rot as that for ?— Boston
Senator Allison is to take the stump in New
Y'orlt soon, and close his campaign labors for
the Republican cause by speaking in lowa.
Miss Ellen Robbins, the painter, has sold her
Bar Harbor cottage, that resort having become
altogether too bustling and fashionable to suit
It is humored that Joseph Pulitzer recently
offered James Russell Lowell SIO,OOO a year to
become liter ary editor of the World, but that
Mr. Lowell declined.
Mrs. Joseph Keppler, wife of the Puck
artist, has a diamond brooch set with large
stones which revolve for eight hours. It is
wound up like a watch and the effect is dazzling.
Two Americans, James Lynch and John
Aynyo. have discovered rich gold fields on
the banks of the river Cielo Aguina, in the
Songo District, Bolivia, so papers from that sec
William M. Singer ly, of the Philadelphia
Record, hns purchased fifty blooded colts
reared amid the blue grass section of Kentucky,
and transferred them to his farm in Montgomery
A Michigan telle, who was jilted by her lover,
has brought suit against him for SB,(XX). Two
thousand of this is for her lacerated heart
strings the remainder to reimburse her for her
Mrs. Mackav says it's a wicked story that she
has sent two marksmen to New Guinea to kill
&JMO little green birds whose l eathers were to lie
utilized in making a clonk. She is a member of
the anti-bird killiug society.
Gen. E. A. Merritt, of Potsdam, who was
Collector of New York and afterwards United
States Consul General at London, is one of the
backers of Zaliaski’s dynamite gun, and expects
to make a fortune out of it.
Several Wall street men are of the opinion
that Berry Wall's mantle will fall upon Charlie
Johnes. who is the finest dresser on Wall street,
and who is credited with teing the proud pos
sessor of 865 suits of clothes.
George Francis Train, having been switched
off from Chicago, is delivering a series of ramb
ling discourses at other points in the West, the
burden of which is an indict ment of Chicago as
the meanest village on the face of the earth.
Miss F.iiith Hornor, who is shortly to wed
Senator Hawley, has resigned her position in
the Philadelphia Hospital, and been made the
recipient of highly eulogistic resolutions
passed by the Bureau of Charities and Correc
F.x President James L. Clarke, of the Illi
nois Central, and Chief Engineer L. 11. Clarke,
of the Lake Shore, took recently one of the
longest wagon rides ou record. They started
from Sail l.nke City on July 28. and rode for
fifty three days, not stopping until they arrived
at Norfolk, Neb. The distance was over 1,000
Pkruqini writes to Cot. McCaull from Vienna
that Dr. Pulitzer, the aurist, has made the final
operation on the ears of the singer, and assures
him that alter a few weeks of quiet he will be
able to return to the stage Perugini says he is
now able to hear a whisper, and he hopes to re
sume bis place in the McCaull Opera company
by Jan. 1.
A Union Club man says the Duke of Marl
borough cume to this country in tlie interests
of his ambition. He is jealous of bis brother,
Lord Randolph Churchill's political reputation,
and thought ho could make a hit here by giving
expression to some radical ideas. Mrs. Paran
Stevens’ fiasco spoilt him, however, for any
thing but recrimination.
Thk most self-sacrificing editor in Michigan is
J. T. Roriek, of the Bad Axe Democrat. He
refrains from printing the details of a murder
trial because it would get people so well pouted
that It would lie impossime to procure a sufti
cient.lv ignorant jury for a forgery ease which is
to follow , and which will deni with about the
same evidence as the murder ease.
Lotusk 1 Iknsler thirty-five years ago was a
poor little girl 'in Springfield, Mass. Slg.
Quidi. a teacher of vocal music, one day heard
Iter singing and thought, her voice so remarkable
that he gave her lessons gratuitously, and
finally interested some Boston jxsiple in her.
them ufier she went abroad and studied anil
sung. One evening the King of Portugal heard
her anil fell in love wit li her. Eventually lie
eontraeted a morganatic marriage with her, and
she has since liveiLin sumptuous style with im
mense sums of money nt tier command, and she
is now thinking of coming hack to America to
They Don't Speak Now.
From the Baltimore American.
“My huaband loved me when I was a mere
child,” said one Chicago lady proudly to an
"Indeed! That is quite romantic*,”
“Yes. he asked papa for my hand when I was
only 15 years old, and papa said he could have
me if I would consent.
“And he waited till he was of age?”
“Well,” said the other spitefully, “I recol
lect hearing your husband say the other day
that he always did get left when he dabbled in
Marion Boyd Allen , in Cottage Hearth.
Gleaming, drifting, whirling, sifting
Through the dark pine boughs one day,
Far from home, a thousand tiny
Wind-swept snowflakes lost their way;
From such dainty freak and mirth,
Weary quite, they .sank to earth.
Sad winds sighed there; sunbeams tried their
Smiles the wee things to awake.
Till, one glad morn, see uplifted
In a flower, each wayward flake!
Fearless they ‘neath stormy skies—
They're but snowflakes in disguise.
A Boston Boy’s Names for His Tops.
From the Boston Transcript.
One top is named Stonewall Jackson because
of an unconquerable tendency to “ride ahead”
of the rest. This name shows that “Barbara
Frietchie" haS stuck in the memory of at least
one small boy. Another long-legged top, which
has a decided preference for a stationary atti
tude in spinning and wears an aspect of patient,
smiling dignity, is named Gen. Grant, because,
its owner said, it suggested to him Gen. Grant
“sitting in his window and smiling down on the
children going by to church”—obviously an in
cident of the General’s last illness which had
impressed the small boy’s imagination. There
is a certain battered old top, seamed with lash
ings and perforated with hostile peg holes,
w hich nevertheless lies very close to its owner’s
heart, and which proudly hears the designation,
always quoted at its full leugth, of “Daniel
Webster, the old war horse " One top lias the
name of Pegasus, a tit le which the writer fondly
fancied showed a classical tendency on the part
of Tommy’s tastes until, upou inquiry, he found
that it was borrowed from the name of a highly
approved locomotive on the Boston and Lowell
She’s a leetle mite o' creetur,
Har’ly knee-high ter a duck,
Butter sight a cuter, sweeter
Face has never been my luck.
Ha r a middlin’ sorrel color,
Eyes that make the sky look duller;
Tnet's her style an' suits me well
Ez the rest (PTolPver’s Nell.
Laws! she wouldn't reach my shoulder
Boosted up on tippy-toes!
Yet I feel er right smart bolder
W en she ain't so ve’y close.
Cur'us theta gell sh'if daze me,
W en no man er beast kin faze mel
'Pears like it’s a kind o’ spell
No one hes 'cep ToU'ver's Nell.
I am not much use' ter takin 1
Any word off any man;
But I set plum seart an' shakin 1
W'en she 'casion ly sez, "Dan!
How long 'fore you’ll 'low it’s true
Thet I hev no use for you?”
She's a master hand to tell
Cuttiu’ things, is Toll'ver’s Nell.
Thar be men 'ud git erfended
By sech plain-out talk ye say?
Well, it ’pears ez if Pm lendea
Stren'tn ter stan' it tbts-a-way j
Fer I'm bonn’ ter stick till she
Takes me ter git shet o' me;
Ye kin wear out any gel.
Though she’s sot as Toli ver's Nell!
A Peculiar Superstition of the Wan
Gypsy Lore in New York Sun.
As with all things else in use among the gyp
sies, the kettle-stick has its place among the
legends and lore of the race. It is not only an
imperatively needed factor in even day life, but
it is far more. Indeed, this one black piece of
iron possesses almost the same cherished value
as the ingle-hook. It is the typified hearthside
of the race. The female head of the gypsy
household is always its keeper, and the anxiety
about the proper protection of this one bit of
old iron, from which the pots and kettles hang
and sizzle above the cnery tires, sometimes
amounts to positive lunacy. The reason for
this I discovered to be that all sorts of supersti
tions cling to its continued possession. It is a
kind of amulet to the gypsy home as an entire
ty. Its loss, especially through any manner of
carelessness, is fully believed to be the precurs
or of all sorts of ill luck. But they
have no use for this prized utensil unless it
comes into their possession through the gro
tesque avenue of precedent and race bugaboos.
I once found a little band of newly arrived
German gypsies on the banks of the romantic
Wissahickon, in a state of pitiable poverty. I
felt I was doing them a great turn in having
made them a handsome kettle stick in Philadel
phia at my own expense. They accepted it wit h
apparent gratitude and delight; but I afterward
learned that I was not well out of camp ere they
had sold my fine gift for old iron. It had come
from a Gorgio, a non-gypsy However kindly
meant, it could never possess gypsy character.
The truth is, they would have eaten their food
raw before they ‘would have used it.
The New Silver Vault.
From the New York Sun.
Last spring the Treasury Department began
the construction of a huge vault for the storage
of silver dollars. There is now a vault of con
siderable size in the basement of the Treasury
building, but as long ago as December last its
capacity became practically exhausted. Hun
dreds of visitors go down on the elevators daily
to gaze in open eyed wonderment at the cords
of ; ‘cart wheels” piled up in mathematically
even rows. This vault Ls small compared with
the one now being constructed. The new one
will be complete*! early in November and will
hold by careful storage 106,000,<)00 silver dollars.
I-Arge as this sum is, it is stated at the Treasury
that there is nearly enough silver now seeking
storage to till up the new vault. It is in the
court between tne four walks of the Treasury
building. It is SO feet long. 51 feet wide, about
15 feet deep, and rises a few feet only
above ground. The outside walls and the floor
are made of concrete. It has air chambers
all about, and an arched roof covered with
brick. Of course there are no windows or other
means for obtaining light, and the air chambers
are depended on to keep ihe place dry. There is
only one entrance to the vault, this being a
small door in the southeast corner. There are
nine compartments, separated by iron lattice
work partitions, riveted together with thousands
of iron holts. Between the compartments are
arranged straight, narrow aisles, with small
doors opening into the different sections. The
necessary gas light will be stationed in these
aisles. When the silver dollars are in the vault
the pressure is all upon the floor, as the bags are
so piled as not to lean against the partitions.
The greatest skill is required iu piling the bags,
as the least unevenness might result in upsetting
the whole pile, and perhaps causing them to fall
outward upon the visitors or employes. The
cost of this vault will lx* about $.>0,000. It was
at first thought advisable to have the walis
double lined with steel. This would have in
creased the expense to more tlmn SIOO,OOO, so it
was decided to use walls of concrete.
Texas Wants More Style.
From the Washington Post,
The people of Texas are very jealous of t heir
public men, While at home they resent it if
one of their Congressmen or other public men
should appear among the people in any dress
but the slouch hat ana the knoe-high hoot style
which belongs to the noil; yet if they hear that
their Representatives fail to come right up to
the standard of the best fashion ut the public
and social assemblies in Washington and else
where. the offender will have to answer for it
whenever he returns home.
A Texan of some distinction came to Wash
ington the other day in what was considered for
Washington a shabby outfit. Coming from
Texas he fancied lie was “got up regardless.”
Rut when he met his Congressional friend here,
the first thing the latter said was: “What in
h 'h the matter, Tom? You certainly do
look tough and shabby. You must go to my
tailor's and get anew suit of clothes before you
can make an appearance in Washington
•Why, what's the matter with you?” said
Tom to the Congressman “I was up in your
county the other day with this same toggery
aboard, and they were going to shoot me for a
“That's all right at home,” said the Congress
man, “but it's very different here, you know.
liook at this,’' and the Congressman took from
the wardrobe In hift lodging a nice new evening
“Great Jupiter!” exclaimed the new arrival,
amazed at tne extraordinary cut of the thing;
and what do you intend to Jo with that?”
The Congressman explained that personally
he was as much opposed to foppery and con
ventionality as anybody, but t hat the word had
lately come from Texas that the representa
tives of the Lone Btar State must lick the ln*st
of them in the matter of style at Washington,
incouseqence of which every X*xvn nowin
Washington has provided himself with an even
ing dress, including diamond studs and patent
leather pumjs that will tuke the shine out of
Anything else to be seen hero during the coming
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The dwelling bouse In Lichfield, Eng., famous
as the birthplace of Dr. Samuel Johnson, is to
be solcPthis mouth.
A Texas jury gave a verdict of $l9 75 in favor
of a man whose dog luul been run over and
killed by a railway train.
Gen. Lew Wallace has received $37,000 as
royalties on “Deu 11 nr,” the sales of which have
reached nearly AX),000 copies.
Houston, Tex., is only a small town in com
parison with Chicago, yet sixteen divorces were
recently granted there in one day.
A pet parrot, whose owner died lately at
Chariot test own, Priuce Edward Lsland, refused
all food, and has since died in its cage.
The oldest volunteer fireman in the United
States is said to be John de Mier, of Allentown,
M<., who joined KHi f Company So. 2, of Cin
cinnati, in 1828. He is more than 80 years of
The eapitol at Washington is being put in
condition for the assemblage of Congress. A
new' carjiet has been cut and fitted to the floor
of the Senate chamber and will be laid in a tew
The Worcester Spy says, with every appear
ance of believing its own statement, that the
body of a full grown red squirrel was found in a
four-and-a-haLf pound pickerel recently taken at
The Auditor of Marion county, Indiana, in
which Indianapolis is situated, has obtained a
judgment for $5,92? against the Western Union,
wing the amount of tax imposed on the net
earnings within the State.
A hive of bees was found under a cornice
that was being repaired last week on a house in
Salem, Mass., and after the insects had been
smothered, a store of honey, amounting to a
tub and a half, was secured.
John Varney and his wife have lived on
Moosehead Maine, for twenty-fire years,
and (luring that time have together killed over
400 bears, unnumbered deer and caribou and
much small game. Mrs. John is as expert a
bear hunter as her husband, and accompanies
him in all his hunting excursions. In June, ltBs,
they killed five bears in one day.
George Carter aud Ella Crosby w r ent in from
the country to see the Louisville Exposition.
When they arrived they found that the show
was over. They returi.ed.to the depot, but
found that their train would not leave in several
hours. Carter proposed that in order to kill
time they should got married, so in that way
they killed time until the next train came
When Gen. Buckner, now Governor of Ken
tucky. made his last sortie from Fort Ponelson,
he was met and repulsed by Col. Thayer, com
manding the First Nebraska Regiment. The
two commanding officers never met again until
they grasped each other s hands at the Philadel
phia Centennial, Gen. Buckner as Governor of
Kentucky, and Gen. Thayer as Governor of Ne
Horace Allen, of Delaware, 0.. suffered
much with rheumatism, and decided to try
what outdoor exercise and a change of air would
do for him. So he started out with a wheelbar
row’ laden with small notions, and he has just
arrived in Bennington. Vt„ after a journey of
700 miles on foot, during which he supported
himself by selling his wares. He is 84 years old,
and is a nephew of Gen. Ethan Allen.
According to one of the French chemical
journals, a plant belonging to the lettuce tribe,
technically known as soachus oleraceus , and
common on the wayside and among dry rubbish
heaps in France, has been found to yield, in fair
proportion, a very good quality of caoutchouc.
To this end the plants are steeped in carbon
bisulphide, and afterward boiled in alcohol and
caustic potash. About 4.3 per cent, of the
weight is thus obtained as caoutchouc.
Young couples in Portland, Me., that have
recently returned from bridal tours are com
paring notes of bad luck. One young man was
detained by the ]>oiiee on suspicion that he
might be a law-breaker for whom they were
looking. Another was taken into custody in
because he answered the description of
a man who had eloped. The incident spoiled
the journey of the bride, who was thereafter
seized with nervousness whenever a policeman
came in sight.
Though high license has been in existence less
than four months in Minnesota, and in many
places has not yet gone into operation, still
enough of its benefits have been s**en to encour
age the friends of the system. Where it is in
force the number of saloons have been reduced
one-third, and the revenue returns have in
creased over fifty per cent. There are now 550
fewer saloons than before high license became
a law; and when it is in full force it is said that
there will be 1,000 fewer saloons.
Young Charlie Parmalee, of Ansonia, Conn.,
had a tremendous scare the other night. lie
was walking on the railroad track after dark
and caught nis foot between a plank and a rail
at a crossing. While trying to get free he heard
an approaching train. As he struggled it came
nearer and nearer until, just as he made up his
mind for death, the headlight showed him that
he was on a switch, and not on the main line.
After the train thundered by a watchman re
leased him. He was very lame for several days.
Philadelphia has a professional sparrow
catcher. His name is Joe Johnson, and he sup
ports himself by catching the pests and selling
them for reed birds, lie hunts his game at
night and early in the morning, principally on
the side walls of churches and other ivy-clad
buildings. He covers a large space where the
vines are thickest with a net, and then his as
sistant stirs up the vines with a long pole. The
sparrows flutter blindly into the net and Joe
pulls the puckering string. He has captured 1&)
dozen in a single night.
In some parts of Germany and Austria, nat
ural pumice stone has l>een superseded by an
artificial stone, to which a suitable shape can be
given and different degrees of fineness of grain
obtained, which allows the stone to be used in
all the industries where natural pumice stone
were formerly emp’oyed. The ingredients are
white sand, feldspar and fire-clay, mixed in
suitable proportions, to obtain the desired com
position, and the paste is poured into plaster
moulds, being finally placed in fire-clay recep
tacles and baked in ovens.
In making his speech at one of the county fairs
this fall, Gov. Hill told a story of his neighbor,
Mark Twain, of Elmira. It appears that Twain,
whenever he is honored by the birth of a child,
erects a water trough in the city upon which i he
name of the child is chiseled. The Governor
was commenting upon this fact and urging his
hearers to follow the good example of Mr. Twain,
when someone iu the audience exclaimed:
“Well, Governor, what are you doing for the
water-trough business?” The bachelor Gover
nor could do nothing hut blush.
A farmer near Lewiston, Me., used a horse to
run his machine for cutting fodder, and was
much annoyed at frequent stoppings of the
horsepower, particularly as soon as the horse
was left alone. So he watched the steed, who
as soon as he thought that he was alone, reached
over th** side of the machine, grabbed the brake
with his teeth, pulled it over, stopped the ma
chine. and then waited calmly for someone to
take off the brake and start him again. The old
fellow actually looked sail when the fanner tied
the brake down, and started him ou the tread
Thk great dragon drawn in a recent Chinese
procession in San Francisco, by six Chinamen,
is described as follows: From a point just uuder
the mansard roof of the dragon's head to within
three feet of his fail there is a network of elec
trie wires, all communicating with a compli
cated machine located in close proximity to his
lower jaw and out of sight. One ol the men
who march under it, at a given signal, touches
an ebony button, and the electricity causes the
huge jaws to fly ojen. disclosing a mouth like a
tunnel, filled with frightful fangs, and darting
tongues of fire. *
It is said that once when the missionaries
ruled in the Sandwich Islands, one of them
preached a sermon adjuring his congregation
that they were in danger of eternal damnation
because they persisted in the disrespect of
coming to church without any hats on their
heads Resides this, he went on and told them
Ju.-t bestvleof hat that they might to wear to
maun ! ,* 1 salvation. Next morning hix (look
aft, ' rt,is commands, found
that lliey could he procured at only ,„ie place
which was the store in which the' missionary
whs a partner. The firm hail got a big consign
pitched ° Week bef,,r ® thesefmoli j
It is only a question of time, s*ys a voumr
engineer just from India, when Yankee moth
ods will lie applied to railway building and ag
Hcu"ilire there. Several railway bridges have
already been constructed in that country on
American model*, and there is a rising school of
the yotiug l.ntlsh Engineer* in In iia which fn
vor* American ideas. The cunibrousness and
inconvenience of English rolling stock ami li e
slowness or native labor are to mike
tbenisehes lelt as ohstructiotiH In the wor ~t
civilization In spite of these drawback* the
o n W ea a rh m .' 'S,T h #S J"™? '<<*
“ lto ““A
Its superior excellence proven in millions of
homes for more than si quarter of a century it is
used by the United States Government. In
dorsed by the heads of the Great Universities aa
the Strongest, Purest and most Healthful Dr
Price's the only Raking Powder that does not
contain Ammonia, Lime or Aiuxn. Sold only ia
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
NEW TOBK. CHICAGO. ST. LOUIS.
A. R. ALT MAT EB A CO.
I LILT.™ M
r |MIE SUCCESS attending the past week's
1. inducements was most pronounced,
our store being crowded from early morn till
late in the evening with seekers after the UN
MATCHABLK BARGAINS we have thrown out.
the inducements are greater than ever. There
are BARGAINS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.
We have space to quote only a few specialties,
but they will give vou a general idea of the
GREAT DRIVES FOR THE WEEK.
IN DRESS GOODS
WE WILL OFFER:
1 more case of those double width Checked
and Plaid Suitings at 12V£c.; cannot be matched
in the South for the money.
A cast* of Lovely French Plaids, 38 inches
wile, at 40c.: these goods are quite pretty and
the newest things out. Look at them before
the assortment is broken.
A lovely line Striped Silk Velvets at $1 50; can
match any dress in color.
A Tailor-made Jersey-cloth Jacket, with satin
lined hood at $•-* 50.
An English Check in Tailor-made Jacket,
with satin lined hood. ONLY $f 38. This is an
extraordinary offer, and our Silk Plush Short
Wrap, with plush ornaments and quilted satiu
lining, at 50, is simply unapproachable.
IN BOYS' CLOTHING
we are so far ahead of other houses that com
parisons are out of the question. Our line
COULDN'T BE MORE COMPLETE nor Styles
any choicer. This is a great feature of the
house. For the week we will offer in this de
A FULL SUIT in nobby style goods for $2 75.
These are especially suitable for SCHOOL
You must look through this department to
get any idea of it.
We have the most unique things in Braid Sets,
Braids by the yard, and Beaded and Cut Steel
The styles iu these good* are the choicest and
newest, and were selected with great care by
our buyer. Our Buttons, too, are the prettiest
and newest things that could lie found. We
can match ANY COLOR DRESS GOODS MADE
Will sell for the week a full-size all wool
Blanket at $1 SIS; cheapest thing yet. Anil a BJ4
pound Blanket worth $7 51) for $5.
Do not fail to notice our changes from week
to week. You will certainly find something to
interest you, as we go through every depart
Our ILLUSTRATED FALL CATALOGUE
now ready, free ou application.
We are, Very Respectfully Yours,
A. | ALTIAYER & GO.
FOR THE TEETH
ryyttfrvm New Material*, contains no Acids,
Hard Grit , or injurious matter
It is Pub*, Refined. Pbrfect.
Nothing Like It Evkr Known.
From Senator i oegrslmll.- “Itake plras
urj* m recommending Zonweißß on account of lti
efficacy and purity.”
From llrs. Gen. T.oenn'n Dentist, Or.
h • C arroll, Washington, 1). C.—“l have had
/.on we las analyzed. It is the moat perfect denti
frice I have ever peon."
From Him. ( bin. P. Johnson. Fx. lit*
Wov. or M<. “Zonwelsa cleanses tlie teeth thor
pughly. Is delicate, convenient, very pleasant, and
leaves no after taute. t>OLD by ali* dbuguist#.
1 rice, 35 cent*.
Johnson & Johnson, 23 Cedar St., N. Y.
For sale by LI PPM AN BROS., Lippman’l
SUED OATS. _
Rust Proof Oats, Seed Rye,
„ CAB PAGES,
And all kinds of VEGETABLES and FRUITS
By ovary steamer.
25 Cars Oats, 25 Cars Hay,
50 Cars Corn.
GRITS, MEAL, CORN EYE BEAN, PEAS,
and feed of all kinds
1M BAY STREET.
Warehouse in 8., F. & W. R'y Yard.
T. P. BOND & CO.