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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Special Notices— E. A. Schultze, Teacher of
Vocal and Instrumental Music; 11S Broughton
Street; To the Wholesale Liquor Trade; Savan
nah Volunteer Guards'; Musical Instruction:
llow Can Townsend Bea Clam? State and
County Taxes, 188*.
Amusements —J. B Polk at the Theatre.
Grand Fair —For Benefit of.. St. Patrick’s
Savannah Steam Laundry— M. Prager, Pro
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Kent; For Sale:.
Shoes for Tender Feet— A. S. Cohen,
Off—B. H. Levy & Bro.
Bargain Week— H. A Dumas.
Souethino to Wear— At LaFar’s.
Heating cp- At Gray & O’Brien's.
Pianos, Organs, etc— Schreiner’s Music
Drives This Week -At Eckstein’s,
Be Spue and Head Gutman’s Advertisement,
Bargains for Evert One—At l'latshek's.
The Great Sale Still Goes on—At Alt
Engraving and Stationery— L. A 8., S. M. 11.
Pianos and Organs —L. & 8., S. M. H.
Auction Sale— British Brig Isabella, by J.
McLaughlin A S jn.
The President has written a letter heartily
indorsing the regular Democratic ticket in
New York. Mr. Cleveland is a party man
and no Mugwump.
Members of Congress are already gather
ing in Washington, and they talk of noth
ing much except the tariff. It is generally
conceded that a bil will be passed this
winter, and that it will be a compromise.
Mrs. Potter is said to have had a bitter
quarrel with her manager, iieeause he
wanted her to put on another play, as the
box office receipts wore not satisfactory. Is
it possible that so much advertising has been
thrown away ?
The Maryland Independents pretend to he
very cheerful and confident of turning the
State over to the Republicans Tuesday,
but they are only bluffing. They know
the knock-down blow they received in the
Baltimore contest settled the fight for tills
The Columbus (O,) State Journal de
voted three leading editorial articles to j
Gov. Gordon in one issue during his stay in
Ohio. The Governor cannot complain of a
want of attention, such as the Governors of
certain other States are said to have re
cently experienced in Atlanta.
Some Baltimore capitalists are organizing
anew telegraph company for Gould to buy.
Horse racing and base ball are over for the
season, and sporting men may amuse their
leisure by wagers as to when the event will
come off, and the amount of Western Union
water which will be required to drown its
Henry George is not to be despised as a
mud-slinger. The last issue of his paper
applies a; varied and picturesque
a series of opprobrious epithets to Patrick
Ford, his old ally of the Irish World, as
could be found in the World or Sun when
those papers discuss the personal characters
of Editors Dana and Pulitzer, respectively.
This means the loss of many Irish votes to
the United Labor part}', and Democrats are
not sorrowing that old friends have fallen
A Southern exchange thinks it would
be an agreeable thing to see,
next summer, a dozen leading Southern
Democrats stumping the North, and n like
number of Northern Republicans doing the
same thing South. The idea is a good one.
And we would treat those visiting Republi
cans so handsomely, that thereafter when a
Southern political orator ventured across
the Ohio the partisan press would not have
the cheek to hound him, as Gov. Gordon
has recently been.
It looks more and more as if the Republi
cans, tired of their old leaders and con
scious that party unity is necessary to give
them even a chance for success, will nomi
nate a comparatively unknown man. If
the election in New York should result in a
Republican victory, it is not at all improb
able that Lincoln and Grant will be the
names on their ticket, and the memories of
the war their platform. There would be
little common sense in such a programme,
but sentiment is sometimes even more pow
erful than common sense.
Mr.JohnK. Cowen.whohas led the war on
Senator Gorman in Maryland, has for a
longtime held the lucrative place of at
torney for the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad. Of the twenty-three directors of
that road eleven are appointed by the Gov
ernor of Maryland and the Mayor of Balti
more. It must be with a foeling of appre
hension, therefore, that Mr. Cowen sees his
enemy. Senator Gorman, who knows how
to punish his enemies as well as reward his
friends, made one of these directors. It
may moan that Mr. Cowen’s official life is
Harper, the Cincinnati bank wrecker, is
now spending his time in an iron cage, as
do other thieves and robbers who are sent
to jail. Till within a day or two, he had
only been nominally imprisoned, and it is
thought was making preparations to emi
grate to Canada. A gentleman who called
at the jail on business was surprised to see
the door opened by Harper in response to
bis ring. He made known his experience
to the proper officer, and Harper was
promptly abridged of his liberty. It seems
that nowhere more than in a jail can the
power of money assert itself.
Close to the Scaffold.
The seven condemned Anarchists in the
Chicago jail will occupy n good share of the
thoughts of the people of this country to
day. Unless Gov. Oglesby interferes in
| their behalf this will be the last Sunday
they will sjiencl upon earth. As they draw
I nearer to the gal ows expressions of sympn
! thy for them will be more frequently heard.
! The terrible dentil which awaits them will
cause many who regard with horror the
crime they committed, and who destest the
principles which they teach, to wonder
whether after all it would not be better to
commute their sentence to imprisonment for
The great mass of thinking people, how
ever, will not utter a word of protest
against the execution of the sentence. They
sustain the jury which rendered the verdict
and tliffeourts which have said that the ver
dict was in accordance with the law and
the facts. Mercy to the seven might lie
cruelty to thousands. Any hesitation in
executing the sentence would doubtless lie
constmed by the Anarchists to mean that the
authorities were afraid to enforce the law.
They would not be slow
to act upon this interpretation,
and the law and its representatives would
be openly defied in other cities besides Chi
It is said that Gov. Oglesby lias given no
hint of what his course will be with regard
to the petitions of the sven men for a par
don. He has talked very freely about tbeir
case, but has been very careful not to
express any opinion with re
gard to it. Those who have
had a very long acquaintance with him, and
are familiar with his leading characteris
tics, express the opinion tliut he will hear
all that is to be said for and against a par
don, and will refuse the petition unless a
doubt can he raised in his mind
as to the guilt of the con
demned men. He is very sympathetic,
and would not hesitate to use the pardoning
power if he thought by doing so he would
lie serving an innocent man. Every scrap
of evidonce, however, in behalf of the con
demned men was presented in court, and if
he shows them clemency he must do so
without other evidence in their behalf than
that which the jury, that found the verdict,
acted upon. There is scarcely a possibility,
therefore, that the execution of the sentence
will to interfered with.
Mr. Lamar'9 Appointment.
The appointment of Mr. Lamar to the po
sition of a Justice of the Supreme Court
was net unexpected, and there is no doubt
that it will be very generally approved. A
lew of the extreme Republican papers will
condemn it, but they would have con
demned the appointment of any Southern
Mr. Lamar is a ripe scholar and a man of
broad and liberal opinions. He may not be
as well read in legal precedents as some of
the other Justices of the Supreme Court,
but he has a very thorough acquaintance
with the principles of the law, and it is safe
to say that the decisions which he will
write will coin pare favorably with those of
the other members of the court.
The President, it seems, has not decided
upon Mr. Lamar's successor as Secretary of
the Interior, and he will not find an easy
task to make a choice that will give as much
satisfaction at the head of that department
as Mr. Lamar. The office is one of many bur
dens and great responsibility. It requires a
man to direct it who is capable
of carrying in his mind the details of very
nrany important subjects, and is able to de
cide great questions promptly and at the
same time with such unerring judgment as
to avoid adverse criticism.
Our dispatches contain an intimation
tliat if an acceptable man can be found
for Postmaster General Mr. Vilas may be
offered the Interior Department. While it
will hardly be denied that Mr. Vilas made
some grave mistakes in matters that were
purely political soon after he took posses
sion of the Post Office Department, he cer
tainly has conducted that department ad
mirably. He is a good organizer
and an excellent executive offi
cer, and, doubtless, he would
not only carry forward the reforms which
Mr. Lamar has inaugurated, but also inau
gurate others. The Interior Department is
certainly in need of reforms.
Tlu?re is no question about the confirma
tion of Mr. Lamar’s nomination. The Sen
ate very seldom refuses to confirm the nom
ination of any one who has been a member
of that body, and, besides, when Mr. Lamar
was in the Senate he was popular on both
sides of the chamber.
Mr. Beecher's Successor.
If churches in this country continue to
call clergymen from England the clergymen
of this country will have good reason for
asking Congress for protection. Why
shouldn’t they be protected as well as the
manufacturer or the producer of raw ma
terial? Very few of them now are paid
salaries which afford them a comfortable
living, and if their number is increased by
importation competition will force salaries
to a still lower point.
Only a few weeks ago the Church of the
Holy Trinity of New York called Rev. J.
Walpole Warren to its pulpit, and a day or
two ugo the Advisory Board of Plymouth
Church unanimously voted to offer the Rev.
Charles A. Berry the pulpit so long and so
ably filled by Mr. Beecher. Both Mr, War
ren and Mr. Berry are Englishmen, and
both have acquired distinction in their ua
If Mr. Berry accepts the call to Plymouth
Church, he will have a splendid field for tic
exercise of his ability, but, however great
his ability may be, it will be years before
be will receive the credit his merit deserves.
The tendency will be to compare him with
Mr. Beecher, and he will have to show him
self to be a very great man if the compari
son is at all favorable to him.
Mr. Berry is quite a young man, being
only 35 years of age. He has, however,
been a minister of the gospel for thirteen
years, and a remarkably successful one.
His theological views are very similar to
those which Mr. Beecher entertained, and
which be expressed with such vigor and ac
ceptability to the congregation to which he
preached for so many years.
Mr. Berry’s present congregation is at
Wolverhampton, and is said to he the larg
est of the kind ill England outside of Lon
don. He has been at Wolverhampton about
four years, and if his people there have to
part with him, it will be with great regret.
Don M. Dickinson, the Michigan Demo
cratic leader, who is spoken of as likely soon
to enter the President’s Cabinet, talks as
cheerfully of Democratic prospects in the
West as John G. Thompson, of Ohio, used
to do. It is to be hoped he speaks with bet
ter knowledge of the real situation of affairs
than Thompson did.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER ti, 1887.
The Panama Canal
The real condition of the I’a a:rui Canal
Company has long been a matter of dispute.
While M. de Lesseps and those associated
with him in the great undertaking have
spoken confidently as to the speedy comple
tion of the Work, iiersonscompetent to judge
are satisfied that the company is ruined, and
that the scheme will in all probability
be abandoned. Of Americans, perhaps no
one isbettcr prepared to speak from personal
knowledge than Mr. George C\ Hurl blit,
who visited Panama a few months since nml
made a e.ircf:;! examination of the work
done. In the last numtor of the Forum
lie has an article, in which he shows from
the company’s own bulletins that it is
doome 1 to failure at no distant day.
As late as September, 1380, eight months
after the work on the canal was formally
inaugurated, M. de Lessepsestimated the en
tire cost at T 00 ,000,001 f. and the earth to to
removed at 75,000,000 cubic metres. A sub
sequent estimate made the amount to to
removed 130,000,000 metres. Active work
has now continued four years and a half,
and onlv about 40,000,000 cubic metres of
earth have been removed, while the eom
pany is paying interest on a debt of 1,000,-
000,000f. —much more than double the
estimated cost of the whole work, while,
accepting the company’s own figures, less
than a third of it has been done. And this
is not the worst. Competent American and
European engineers assert that the com
pany’s estimates are worth nothing, and
that now, after the expenditure of so many
millions, the amount of earth to be re
moved is fully as great as the French figures
for the whole canal —130,4100,000 cubic
metres. In other words 1,600,000,U00f. have
been spent to do nothing at all.
It is true that the company has not re
ceived nor spent the l,fioo,ot)b,ooof. which
it owes. The larger part of the money was
raised on bonds, which were emitted at
ruinously low rates, some as low as 45 per
cent, of the face value. The great discount
allowed on its obligations shows the des
perate straits to which the company is re
Mr. Hurlbut appears to have made out
his case, and it seems to to plain that unless
the French government lends its credit to
the undertaking, it must speedily collapse.
That government is already burdened with
the greatest public debt in the world, and
its credit is far from the best:
nevertheless, will be sorely tempted
to extend its help. The entire breaking
down of the enterprise would almost cer
tainly cause a great financial convulsion,
which might do even more harm than the
large increase in annual expenditure and in
the public debt which would become neces
sary in the event the canal enterprise were
made a national one. It would involve,
also, a great loss of French prestige and a
blow to French pride.
On the whole, the outlook is very gloomy,
and great events may yet hinge on M. de
Lesseps' attempt to connect the two oceans.
A cablegram from Paris announces that he
has just informed the Academy of Sciences
that the canal will be open for business in
February, 1890, but he has so frequently
made statements about his scheme which
ha ve not proved to be correct, that his prom
ises are not now depended upon as they once
were. Whether he is deliberately
attempting to further hoodwink
the poor and ignorant peasantry,
from the hard earned savings of
which class it is his boast that most of the
sdasted millions have been drawn, it is im
possible to say. Living in Paris, thousands
of miles away from the scene of operations
of which he is nominally the engineer, he
can have no personal knowledge of their
progress, and is at the mercy of his
subordinates. He may himself to deceived,
but it is hard to believe such
to to the case. It really looks as if the
great Frenchman, already far boyond the
natural term of man in years, is endeavor
ing by every possible means to stave off the
disaster and disgrace involved in the col
lapse of his greatest undertaking until he
shall have gone beyond the reach of re
Small Audiences at the Theatre.
The smallness of the audiences at the
theatre this season has been the occasion oil
comment and inquiry. The attractions
have toon good, and the standard of the
performances equal to that of any previous
year. Why, then, is it that the theatre is so
poorly patronized ?
The chief, and perhaps, the only reason is
that money is not so plentiful with the
people as it was a few years ago, and
greater economy is, therefore, being
The decline in the patronage of the
theatre is not now noticeable for the first
time. It attracted the attention for two
or three Fears of those who attend the
theatre a great deal, but it is a little more
noticeable perhaps this year than ever before.
A gentleman who was speaking of this
matter a day or two ago said that there had
been a great decline in salaries, and that
consequently young men did not have ns
much money for amusements as formerly.
Clerks, bookkeepers and salesmen who used
to got all the way from # 100 to $350 per
month are now glad to get employment at
loss than one-half of those amounts.
Those who are conducting business on
their own account are not making money as
easily and rapidly as they were a few years
ago, and they are, therefore, compelled to
cut down their expenses. A well-known
business man is reported as saying that five
or six years ago he could make §IOO easier
than he can $5 now. Competition has reduced
the profits. The amount of business done is
mnch greater than ever, but the amount of
money made is much less.
This conditiou of affairs does not exist
aloue in Savannah. It prevails throughout
the entire country, and especially in the
larger cities. Indeed, there is good reason
for saying that small profits and low sala
ries were matters of general complaint in
Northern and Western cities before they
became particularly noticeable in this city.
If, therefore, the patronage of the theatre is
not so large as it was, uor as large as it
ought to to, it is because the people are
forced to economize, and not because of a
want of first-class attractions.
Sam Small in his Cooper Union speech
Thursday night said that “when the rum
tiger is killed the remains of the Republican
party will to found inride of it." In its
unregenerate days a favorite subject for
cartoons with Harper's Weekly was the
Democratic tiger, represented as a very
lean and hungry but withal powerful toast.
He is fatter aud bettor looking of late years.
Mr. Small would have been nearer right if
he had said this was the tiger that would
devour the Republican party. That is his
regular diet, and he will no doubt finish the
job some day, no mutter how disagreeable
he may find it as the carcass gets stale.
In Its Most Compact Form.
Front the Philadelphia Record (Pent.)
The Supreme Court definition of a protective
tariff—to wit, "legalized robbery”—nas never
been improved upon. It is a disquisition boiled
down to t wo wonts.
Mayor Hewitt’s Boom.
Front the PhHadetohin Press (Rep. l
Mayor Hewitt, of New York, has Killed his
own boom He wilt doubtless justify himself
on the ground that it was not merely very small,
but deformed as well.
The Next Live Issue.
From the Few York Graphic i Dem .)
The Jefferson Boris issue is agitating the Re
publican press, but next week I here will to re
lief. owing to tlit; urgent necessity of anew dis
cussion of the slavery question.
John Brown’s Soul Meets an Obstacle.
. From the Missouri Republican (Dem.)
John Drown'B body lies a-niouldering in the
grave, but over iu Illinois, where his soul goes
inarching on, its further progress is stopped by
au obstacle in Ihe way of one of the toughest
problems of the century.
Wk incline to the belief that Bernhardt will
notenieru nunnery until after all the other
places ure Closed Up — Peoria Transcript.
‘■Nature knew what she was about when she
made women beardless. She knew that not
one iu a thousand could keep her chill still
long enough to get shaved. — Binyltamton Re
Overheard at the card room at the club,
where four grave mid silent gentlemen are
seated at whist. Enter Dumley. '
Dumley—Aha. gentlemen, playing whist?
Grigson ilooking up. rather wearily}—No,
Dumley; we are playing four-iianded solitaire!
‘ Can von tell me. darling,’’ he asked, as they
sat together in the weak spot of the sofa, "the
exac: ysiological and mathematical duration
of a kiss:" s
"About a second and a half, I believe,” she
answered demur ly.
"Thanks, be -aid. "I will make a minute of
it.”— Burlington Free Press.
The C'hlcagb bger Ocean notes the birth of a
baby en route fa a I'niou Pacific sleeping car,
and pictures the future misery of the man as
"he seeks his birthplace to cherish it. but never
fines it—this mad, busy, rushing town of
Enroots.". But the boy who is born at the rate
of fifty jriilea-iyi hqur is pretty likely to find his
station,ib,life. -Spyingfleld Union.
A TnAvsi-Eso man from this country went into
what the signboard indicated was an American
restaurant. Durlhgfcisbieal he asked for a glass
Mieg piiwdlng, sir?” said the waiter.
"I want, ag&t-s of water."
“Very sorry, hi hassure you, but since Buffalo
Bill has been ’ere we honly serve Haineriean
drinks."— Merchant 'Traveler.
A Journalistic Blunder.—Omaha Man—
What do you think of James Gordon Bennett’s
last venture, his new paper in Paris?
Returned Travel--? lam afraid it will fail; it
is printed In English.
But it is for circulation among Americans
there, is it not?”
“That’s jtvst the trouble. Tourists will be
ashamed to be seen with it; people will thiuk
they can’t read French.”— Omaha World.
"Would you believe it?” exclaimed a young
Indy who was fitting herself to a pair of boots
in a Clark street store the other evening, "there
is Miss B ank who lives next door to us on tile
Bold vurd. un i whose father is so rich—can you
credit it—J knew her when she hadn’t a pair of
shoes to her feet.”
impossible replied tlie dealer. “Were they
ever as poor os that? When was it:”
"Oh. last summer, when we were East to
gether, and she bathed at the beach at New
port ” — Chicago National.
"Yes, these mining schemes are very un
certain." remarked a traveling man who had
returned from the far West.
“Sometimes they pay very hieh,”
“That's a fact, but take my advice and let ’em
"Ever had any experience with them:"
"Yes: I invested 51.000 in a Colorado mine.”
"gA'And did yon realize anything?”
"Yes, sir: I realized for the seven hundred and
sixty-second time that I always was a blamed
fool in business matters,”— Merchant Traveler.
Smith— Do you see that solemn-looking man
over there?-"He's distinguished in a way.
Brown—He looks common enough. What is
there about him? •
“Well, he’s a preacher, of course you see."
"Nothing unusual or extraordinary about
■1 Know, but sh: That man bas never been
mentioned as a possible successor of Henry
’ Great Cupola! is that so? Come to look at
him he does look odd.”— Binghamton Republi
“Absalom,” said an editor who was hard at
work at the first number of his paper, “what
would you suggest as a suitable motto to go
under the bend on the first page?"
“How would ’Hew to the line, let the chips
fall where they may,’ do?" replied the foreman,
“or‘The Union, now and forever, one and in
"They are very good,” said the editor, “but
they don't quite suit me. I have been thinking
of With malice toward none, with charity for
al!,’ and yet that isn’t exactly what I am after,
either. Let me see—‘l’ll take the responsibility.
—Jackson,’ ’Whatever is morally wrong can not
he politically right,’ ‘One flag, one country,’—
ah, I have it! Make the motto ’No pay, no
paper, Absalom.” — Chicago Tribune.
Bret llarte has written anew story, which
is to appear first in French.
En csn's Wr.i.iN and Hon. Benjamin Butter
worth will hold a commercial union rally at
Rochester on Nov. 18.
Andrew Carnegie “is sure that Mr. Blaine
docs not intend to allow his name to go before
the next convention.”
Buffalo Bill is growing weary of responsi
bility and profits, aud now wants to give his
Wild West show away for $750,000.
John C. Eno, formerly of New York, has pur
chased the residence at Lake Beaufort, Canada,
which he occupied last summer, for SIO,OOO.
Count de Beaumont, the French General now
in this country buying chargers for his govern
ment. is one of the best living authorities on
A memorial to Helen Hunt Jackson is being
erected at Santa Fe, N. M. It will be called the
i ’'iTcna Indian Girls’ School, and will cost
Ji das Pulitzer and Charlatan Ananias Dana
are the pleasing pet names which the editors of
the New York Sun and Wo td apply to each
other in their respective journals.
Senator Hawle.’ and Miss Horner will be
married in Philadelphia some time this mouth.
After their wedding they will .spend a few
weeks at the home of Charles Dudley Waruer,
Miss Sri.wyn, it is said, will shortly give to
the world the letters addressed to her from time
iq time by Col. Hughes Hallet, with a view of
cleansing herself l’rom the imputation of having
been the temptress instead of the tempted.
Mrs. Oscar Wildk has discarded her eccen
tric gown, and now dresses herself like an
every-day young woman, Bhe returns her
husband's devotion, but very seldom goes out
with him, as she hates listening to his recita
“No destitute person need pass this place
hungry ' is tiie sign in front of the St. Boniface
Hotel in Westchester Township, N. Y. The sign
lias been out thirty year-, and the pledge has
been nobly kept by Rudolph Fitzpatrick, the
Beniamin F. BtTLER considers himself a com
paratively young man. He was 69 yesterday—
Guy Fawkes' day He is as strong physically
und mentally as he ever was. and lias no inten
tion of retiring from the active practice of his
profession. He wishes to die in the harness.
Barry Sullivan, the English tragedian
who made a tour of this country twelve years
ago. has been suffering lately from severe
nervous depression. He is totter now, but has
such a dista-te for work that be has canceled all
his engagements. He has been on the stage
TheNEWs df t-adv Bras soy's death was an
nounced <b fsMuidn- simultaneously with that of
the jockey, George Fordham. Asa rule th<
panere gui'f* tfordbont au obituary notice of a
column cw toon? in - leaded minion, while Lady
Bnpwe.v received less than half a column in solid
nonpareil. Ami, "ton Mrs. Mulock-Crnik died
she got notices of from ten to twenty-live
lines only, with her name wrongly spelled half
Miss Olive Berexs, the latest fiance of Earl
Cairns, is a beauty and an heiress. She has a
rich uncle, Mr. MacCalmont, whose fortune will
doubtless fail to his handsome niece. Mrs Be
reus, the mother, is also a beauty of a some
what mature typo. Bhe is a brilliant elocution
ist and the Mrs. James Brown Potter of 1,011-
don. The Bon*uses are extremely fashionable
and belong to the Prince of Wales' act.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
. United States cavalry soldiers serving in
dry sections of the country are hereafter to be
supplied with two canteens each.
Some cows that were in a field that she was
crossing at Sag Harbor, L. 1., a day or two ago,
made a movement toward Mi's- Rogers, who be
came so frightened that she dropped dead.
Tub Rcdo Journal says that the practice of
smoking opium is becoming almost as preva
lent among the Pacific coast Indians as among
the Chinese from whom they have learned it.
At Davenport sixteen men have deserted
their wives during the last ten months. In
nearly every instance the abandoned wives are
young, good-looking, good-natured, industrious
Richmond, Va.. boasts that few cities of its
size have as many miles of st reet railway tracks
as are already in use within her limits, with the
encouraging prospect that it will be doubled the
next two years.
Tennessee has an area of 5.100 square miles
of coal, which covers twenty-two counties.
During the last six years the output of coal in
tile State lifts grown from 401,000 tons to 1,700,-
000, an increase of 400 per cent.
President IVili.itu, of the Michigan College,
says that more than 50 per cent, of the graduates
of that institution have become farmers, it he
is correctly reported, this is a remarkable show
ing. not approached by any other similar school
in this country.
Next year it will have been 100 years since
Julian Dubuque settled at Dubuque. Next year
the city will probably celebrate in abecoiniug
manner that centennial occasion. It will also be
the one hundredth anniversary of the first set
tlement in lowa.
In Italy turkeys are always fattened with w li
mits. Thirty days before the turkey is to be
killed one walnut is stuffed down his throat.
Each day he is given an additional walnut, and
on the twenty-ninth day he lias twenty-nine
walnuts. He is then immensely fat.
An English lock maker claims to have per
fected a door, to be used in public buildings,
that will lessen the chances of accident in times
of panic - or real danger. It can be ofiened from
the outside only by a key, but a slight pressure
from within causes it to swing open outward.
In Aberdeen, Ark., recently a number of per
sons were invited to a 'possum supper at a
hotel. They went and partook heartily of the
good cheer. It now appears that ono of the
possums was a cat, and the banqueters are
limiting for the cook, who has fled to the woods.
Sylyancs Cleveland, of Providence, R. 1.,
claims that the President's wife has been misin
formed on one very important feature of her
husband's genealogy. He says that the family
to which Grover Cleveland lielongs was founded
in America by Moses Cleveland, who settled,
not in Ohio, out in Woburn, Mass., in 1635.
In the Leipzig Stadt Theatre there is an
enormous cistern that overhangs the stage,
from which an alarming quantity of water can
lie flooded down on the boards at the shortest
warning. The knowledge of this provision has
hitherto been a great source of comfort to the
actors. They were not however, prepared for
an impromptu that occurred two weeks ago.
Without a moment's warning, and in the pres
dice of stalls, pit and curtain, nearly the whole
company were soundly drenched. They had to
make a very hasty retreat from the stage, to
drop the curtain, and to get their clothes dried
Ijefore they could again “go oil.” The audience
seemed immensely amused, and no “demoraliz
ing panic" has to be recorded.
Charles Brockaway, the celebrated forger
who was discharged recently from the Sing
Sing penitentiary, where he had served a five
years' sentence, advertises that henceforth he is
to lead an honest life, and devote his declining
years to detecting the most dangerous class of
crime, the forgery of checks. During his long
experience in the forgery business he has used
many kinds of ink, and he has now invented one
which he claims will detect a forgery. He is
now in Boston offering his ink for sale to the
bank officials of that city. If success attends
liis enterprise he will open an office in Boston,
where, liefore he began business, he paid his
respects to the inspector of police and got that
official to introduce him at the baulcs and to teil
his previous record.
Singularly Small Majority.
From the Louisville Sunday News.
He (ex-Mayor Baxter) was on a visit to Chica
go, and accompanied Carter Harrison to the
“I notice,” said Baxter, "that you are very
popular with the lower classes, Mr. Harrison." "
“Oh. yes,” was the reply. “I was elected by a
majority of 3,000, and I believe every thief,
hoodlum, bummer, and dead beat in Chicago
voted for me.”
Old John studied a moment, and then added:
“You say every thief, hoodlum, bummer and
dead beat in Chicago voted for you, and that
your majority was 3.0005”
“Yes,” replied Harrison.
“Then all I have to say," said Baxter, "is I
am surprised at the smallness of your majority.”
Too Damp for the Corpse.
From the Buffalo Express.
There is a real rain storm in Frank Frayne's
"Mardo” at the Court Street Theatre this week.
It comes in at the close of the first act. The
stage is spread with a tarpaulin cloth, and a
stout stage-hand at a force pump furnishes the
pressure which sends a shower of spray down
from a perforated pipe in the flies. Not much
waters falls—two or three gallons, perhaps—but
it looks like quite a rain shower, and what there
is of it is wet. At the matinee yesterday after
noon, in the slaughter which takes place before
the storm, one of the actors fell, supposedly
dead, just inside the rain line. The mock corpse
endured the shower for a few seconds, then
wriggled partly to one side and finally, in damp
desperation, came to life and sought shelter.
The rain line is now chalked on the floor for con
yenieuce of dying men.
Puzzled by the Loss of a Car.
From the Denirer Repub!iran.
About two months ago an east-bound freight
train over the Union Pacific broke in two t eir
Laramie City while going down hill in the night
time. The front half, going around a curve,
whipped off the rear car, which went rolling
down a steep enbankment. Tile car was filled
with choice silks, and yet its departure from the
front end was so clean and unattended by any
unusual shock that the train men did not notice
it. They coupled up again and went on to
Cheyenne, where the loss was discovered. Since
that time search has been made for the car
along the whole line without avail. Last week
a cowboy found a car lying behind a big pile of
rocks and covered with bushes down a deep
draw. He chanced to be going to the nearest
station, and casually asked the agent why the
company didn't clear up that wreck. Tiie agent
accompanied him back, and discovered that it
was tiie missing car. Aside from being broken
in at the sides slightly the car was not damaged,
and its valuable contents were found intact.
From the Detroit Free Press.
The local agent of a fire company went out to
a ('hetie street one day recently to adjust a loss
in dwelling house. There had been only a small
blaze with about $25 real damage, but when the
man was asked to give in his figures lie said:
"I doan' take five hoonered dollar und be so
scart again. Put down five hoonered."
' Yes. ’
“Und my wife goes almost in fits, und you
can put down one tousand."
“L nd my hrudder-iaw vha.s so oopset. dot he
shakes all oafer mit a shill. Put down iwo
hoonered for dot.”
“Veil, my dog goes wild, der women’s next
door faints nvay. and I liaf to sit oop all night.
Maybe you like to throw me in ahoonered dollar
When he was informed that tiie policy only
covered actual damages, he held up his hands
“Only dot! Vhy den I vhas some fools to liaf
a fire in mine house I"
A Modest Malden.
From the Soniemiille Journal*
She's such a modest little maid!
Of saucy men she is afraid.
Oh my I
Why. if one ogled her, I'm sure
The slight she never could endure—
She and cty.
But very often at the Imre
I’ve seen her bathing with a score
And I've observed, Pm grieved to say.
Her bat blur dress was decollette,
While only lost night at the hall
Her costume fairly atari led all
While she looked round, quite self-possessed,
And wondered what could Interest
Y’es, she's a modest little maid!
Of saiicv men she is afraid.
And If one ogled her. Pm sure
The slight she never could endure—
hoe and crv.
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nomes for more than :! qvtrfT of a century. Jtl*
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he Strongest. Ptirwtt and most Healthful, l'r
Yiep's the only Halving Powder that does n- n
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PRICK BAKTNO POWHER CO.
• '--r TOI R CM < AHO. ST. LOFTS
DRY GOODS, ETC.
Black Dress Silks
FOR THIS WEEK:
Flegant Black Gros-Grain Silk, Cashmere
finish, worth $1 25, at 96c.
1 extraordinary Rich Black Surah Silk, worth
$1 35, at 99c.
Handsome Black Satin Ducliesse,worth $1 37U,
at Oi bjc.
Rich Black Silk Rhadame, worth $1 50, at
Black Gros-Grain Silk, rich satin finish,
worth $1 50, at $1 23.
Black Satin Marvelleux, heavy quality and
rich lustre, worth $1 75 at $1 46. ’
COLORED SURAH SILKS
Fine quality Surah Silks, in dark and delicate
evening tints, worth $1 25, at 96c.
Priestley’s Fine Silk Warp Henrietta Cloths.
Priestley's Silk Warn Nun's Veilings, from
75c. to 82 a yard, suitable for mourning veils.
We also carry complete lines of Cashmeres.
Crapes and all the staple and fancy weaves in
new mourning fabrics.
All-Wool French Cashmeres, in blue and jet
black at 49c., 59c. and Tic., worth 65c., 75c. and
CROIIAN & DOONER,
Successors to B. F. McKENNA & CO.,
137 BROUGHTON ST.
We are the agents /or the
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:lit and stylish. Iti'tslikea
•king, and REQUIRES'
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peilectly easy tiie first time i'
vorn. It will satisfy the mos
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only shot* of its price whirl
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In which durability
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Means $2 Shoe for Boya Call at
)ur Store and try on a pair of these Shoe)**
A. S. NICHOLS,
128 BROUGHTON STREET, SAVANNAH
CHILD - BIRTH
Send for book “To Mothers,’’ mailed free.
Bkadfield Regulator Cos.. Atlanta, (ia.
ing, itching, or |23i CO
Never Fails. Cure Guaranteed,
■price per Box. 60 e nts and €I.OO.
1 [Physicians’ Ja-s,loruse in their
J practice, #3.50,1
Or. Williams’ Indian Pile Ointment
U >1)11 by .ill l , 'iir:-I*, <<r mulled ou
re-e*it of price by !'.•*
Wllllamt Mt g Cos., Cleveland, 0.
KISSIMMEE CITY BANK,
Kiawmiuoe City, Orange County, Fla.
CAPITAL - $.50,000
vpKANK ACT a regular banking business. Give
1 particular attention to Florida collections.
Correspondence solicited. Issue Exchange on
New York, No-v Orleans, Savannah and Jack
sonville, Fla. Resident Agents for Couttn & Cos.
and Melville, Evans <fc Cos., of London, England.
New York correspoudout; TUo be aboard
138 Broughton Street.
Read thoroughly the great
and grand consolidation of
bargains carefully selected
from our numerous depart
ments.. Don t wait for your
neighbor, but try and be first
to get the choice.
One lot Ladies' Kid Gloves, lotted together
from Gloves that were 75c., $1 and $1 25, at 50c.
tier pair; this week only.
One lot Ladies’ 4 Button Embroidered Back
Kid Gloves, all shades and sizes, extravagant
quality, at 63c. per pair; worth fu’.ly sl.
One lot Ladies' 5 Button Embroidered Back
Kid Gloves, all shades and sizes, at 75c, per pair;
knows no equal under $1 26 elsewhere.
Splendid hue of other brands Ladies', Gents'
and Misses' Kid Gloved at headquarters’ prices;
money saved on every pair Gloves you buy.
DRIVES IN HANDKERCHIEFS!
One lot Children’s l>arge Size Hemmed
Handkerchiefs, fast color border, at 3c. each;
t Iris week only.
One lot Indies’ Tzarge Size White H. S. Linen
Handkerchiefs at sc. mch; this week only.
One lot Ladies' Full Size Neat Colored Hem
stitched Linen Hankerchiefs at c. each; tliis
One lot Ladies' Full Size Mourning Border
H. S. Linen Handkerchiefs at 9c. each; this
CLOAKS AT LOWEST PRICES!
Ladies’ Fancy Plaid All Wool Walking Jackets
$1 75; big value even at $2 75.
Ladies' Walking Jackets, in the newest plaids
and stripes, at $2, $2 50, $3 95; bargains worta
Ladies' Black Boucle Wool Walking Jackets,
Cuffs und Collars, sinierb trimmed with
Astraehan, only $3 50 each.
Black Jersey Cloth and Tailor made Walking
Jackets in neat variety.
One lot Children's Short Jackets, in the new
est cloths, for ages 12,14, 16 years, at $2, $2 50;
Children s New markets, in good variety, for
ages 4 to 16 years, at popular low prices.
One lot Ladies' Silk Brocade Velvet Short
Wraps, neatly trimmed with fur and satin
lined, only $lO each.
Indies’ Plush Wraps, Astrakhan and Cloth
Wraps, in elegant assortment, at iow prices.
10,000 Ladies' Black and Brown Straw Hats,
in newest styles. 25c. each.
200 dozen Ladies' and Misses' Silk Bound Woo!
Hats, in the latest styles, only 50c. each, in all
One lot Broad Rim, Silk Bound. Wool Hats,
for Children's wear, only 75c. each, in all colors.
50 dozen Trimmed Wool Sailors, silk bound
and band, in every shade, at 65c., 75c., $1 each.
12 dozen Pretty Wings for Hats only sc. each,
10 dozen Rich Full Wings for Hats only 30c.
10 dozen Full I,arga Size Wings for Hats only
The best quality 16-inch Silk Velvet in this
city for 85c. yard; all colors.
The best quality 19 inch Silk Velvet in this
city for 95c. yard; all colors.
One job lot 19-inch Fancy Plushes at the sur
prising prices of 75c. and 81 per yard; call and
19-inch, one lot, embracing every shade.
Heavy Nap-Watered Silk Plush at $1 20 per
yard *, a rare inducement.
Nice assortment of shades in Plain and Moire
(ilace Silk Velvets for dress panelings and all
trimming purposes; call and inspect them.
Dress Trimmings Bargains!
Our line of these goods is worthy your atten
tion. No satisfactory purchase can be made
unless our stock of these goods is inspected.
See the goods and you’ll appreciate the prices.
All Bead Dress Ornaments at 25c., 35c. 50c.;
All Bead Dress Sets at $1 25, $1 50. 81
Wool Braid Dress Paneling at 60c., 60c., 75c.
per yard: iwugains.
Wool Braid Dress Sets at $1 15. $1 35. 81 30 •
Rich Variety! lowest Prices!
Black aud Colored Bead Drees Ornaments by
Black and Colored Bead Dress Taneling by
Blucl: Silk Chantilly and Spanish Gulpor**
Lace Flouueings, 18 and 45 inches deep, wn
narrow Laces to match.
White Fedora, Platte "alencienne aud Fins
Orient ul Flouueings, 45 inch deep, with narrow
Lacan to match.
All <>ver 1 aces of every description to nnJkA
our line of Flouueings.
25 dozen Children's Black and Colored French
FJlibed l ose. exi ra long and regular made (on®
week only). 12Wo. per iiair.
18 dozen Children's Colored Lisle Hose, heavy
ribbed ami regular made, sizes to 1% *'’•
per pair; worth 40c. .
One lot Todies' Hose, in black and solid
•hades, at Die jier iwiir; worth 19c. .
one lot Ladies’Hose, regular made, In black
and solid shades, at 19c. per pair; worth fully
OUR ZEPHYR DEPARTMENT
Ir overflowing with Embroidery, ftilka. Zephyrs.
Wool#, Anwei'.os, Chenille#, Fancy Article* an®
all accessories generally used for fancy worf
The lowest prices a prevailing feuture.
N. B.—Country Orders Solicited.
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i Shortens Jjabor!
! Danger to I Hie of
fMother ami OHilcl.