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the MYSTERIOUS HAREM. Inside View of the Sacred Mahometan Institution. From the Saturday Review. Iu theory tlie Moslem classes his women kind wit jj the holy of holies of Mecca. The innermost shrine of his temple and the rooms with latticed windows are both called by the same name of Harem or “Sa cred.” The apartment is harem, and the ladies who live in it are harem for all but the lord and master. He may enter at will, but generally announces bis coming before hand, so that he may not run the risk of meeting female visitors who are probably the wives of his friends. In well regulated houses the husband intrudes onlv at fixed hours, perhaps for a short time after mid day player, aud does not else favor his harem until he retires to rest. Home life, such as we understand it, cun scarcely be said to exist for the Mahometan. The man lives in aud at his work outside, and the woman among her slaves aud friends in the harem. The most interesting view of the home life of the harem is when it is consid ered as the cradle in which Eastern man hood is reared. Schools of any kind are few and meagerly patronized,'and board ing schools are unknown. A few boys are sent to Paris, Constantinople or Syria to be educated, but the majority grow up among slave girls and servunts, seeing a great deal which they ought not to see, and learning very little'of what they should. It is small wonder, then, that the better moral quali ties, if any were ever inborn, are rapidly obliterated, and the boy grows up to the man saturated with vice and effeminacy. The women occupants of the harem are the wife or wives and the female slaves. Per haps on no subject does greater misconcep tion prevail than on this of harem slavery. The field, however, is too wide a one to be touched on more than incidentally. The name of slave as applied to the Geor gian or Circassian girl is a misnomer. Sho occupies more the position of a friend, or at least of a lady’s companion, if she does not, as is often the case, become an adopted daughter of the house. She is well and sometimes expensively dressed, and shares the small amusements of her mistress at the theatre, the moolid or the promenade. Now and then the lady may fly in a passion and soundly box the girl’s ears or pull out a handful of hair; but a reconciliation soon takes place and is usually cemented with a present of jewelry or a uew dress. The principal diversion of harem life con sists in the visits of friends and of a perni cious class of trading women who hawk about articles of dress and gewgaws from one house to another, retailing the latest gossip and scandal with their wares and as sisting the ladies to get into all manner of scrapes. Wise women who tell fortunes by cards and incantations are, also in great de mand and their vaticinations are as a rule, believed in by the ladies with much the same delightful and blind confidence as is giv en by farmers’ daughters to the mysterious prophesies of the gypsies. Now and then con dign punishment awaits these hags, as in the case of the notorious Ayesha, who, several years ago, was called for one night, hustled into a carriage under pretense of visiting a great harem, and hps never since been heard of. But, as a rule, their sorceries, evil eyes and charms are perfectly harmless, and when there is nothing better to do they are called in to beguile the heavy hours. Nor must the men singers be left out in the cata logue of delights of the harem—a delight, nevertheless, which is but sparingly indulged in, and can only be enjoyed to the full when the harem’s lord is away. A notion seems generally prevalent in Europe that if only the harem doors were opened a rush for liberty would immedi ately take place, and many are the sym pathies wasted on the supposed prisoners of the Mahometan marriage tie. In reality, both men and women consider their state far superior to that of Europeans. The man argues thus: “You are a slave from the moment you marry. You cannot go out to iunch or dinner or to your friends without taking your wife with you. You cannot even leave her alone for a few hours without giving an account of yourself. Such a state of things would be unbearable to me. I go where I like and she goes where she likes. I pay my servants to look after her, and I am sure that she is not flirting with other men when I am not by her side. You are never sure of this,” etc. This is his line of argument. The woman says: “My religion forbids me to look upon other men than my hus band. If I changed my religion perhaps I would like to mix up with every fellow I come across, but as long as I am a Mahome dan I detest the thought of it. I cover my face from the sight of the world, as your women cover their bodies. As to being watched and guarded, it is a compliment which shows how much my husband cares for me. If he were to leave me to do what I liked, I should know he did not care for me and I should feel deeply insulted.” It is difficult for the AY estern mind fully to grasp the immense gulf between our ideas and theirs. Their reasoning is fallacious and almost ridiculous from our standpoint, but it is good enough from theirs. And therefore as lo g as the Mahometan religion lasts so long will the harem exist. And its existence is, on the whole, a happy and con tented one, in spite of all the reasoning which may ba brought to show that it ought to be miserable Centuries of com munion and contact with Europeans may possibly change the ideas born and culti vated in the harem, but there is as yet no sign whatever of such a change. Up to the present no appreciable difference is notice able in the domestic economy of the Mos lem. THE LOWELL, STATESMAN. Ben Butler Might Have Become Presi dent in Andrew Johnson’s Place. Washington Letter to the Milwaukee Sentinel. Ben Butler might have been President of the United States. The blue bloods of Massachusetts scouted at the idea that he would ever be Governor of their Common wealth, but time, with its proverbial work ing of wonders, made that possible, and old Ben marched out to Harvard at commence ment as much the hero of the day as any Governor of the old Bay State had ever been. At a time when people were calling him “Brute” aud “Beast” Butler, it seemed ridiculous to suppose that he would ever be President, aud yet it is a positive fact that but for hi' own refusal Ben Butler would have occupied the White House. 1 his, of course, was not in 1884, when he was an open and active candidate of the Labor party. It was in the last days of lsdl-l, when Lincoln desired a renomination as a sign of the people's verdict appraising his administration. The manager of the Republican party had decided that Hanni bal Hamlin was not to lie the candidate again for Vice President. Mr. Seward's name was out of the question, as it was not supposed that he would accept a nomination, preferring to remain the Premier of Mr. Lincoln’s adminis tration, as it was assured him that he should remain through Lincoln's second term, in case the President should lie re elected. Other names were suggested, but. against each some objection was found. On all sides it. was admitted that the party would nominate any man whom Mr. Lin coln might choose to be associated with him. One day the President sent for Simon Cameron and said to him: “I have a special mission for you. I want you .to go to Fortress Monroe and ask Gen. Bfttler if he will accept the nomination for the Vice Presidency on the ticket with mo. If he will accept he shall have the place.” Gen. Butler was then in command south of the James. Gen. Cameron went down the at once and saw Butler. He delivered the President’s message, together with his own earnest entreaty that Gen. Butler should become the candidate for v ice President, supporting the suggestion with a number of very strong arguments. ' course such a nomination would vindi cate Gen, Butler before the country and answer all the slanders and criticisms that had been poured out on his name. It was •h exceedingly tempting proposition to any man. even under fair sailing, and espe cially to one who had been made the target of utilise North and South during the war anil from all sorts of people. As Gen. < ’mneron related the incident, it seems that Butler himself thought of the possibility of such a suggestion, for ho answered without the least hesitation, going at ouoo to the meat of the question. “No,” he said, “1 do not believe that any man who can tight ought at this time to leaye the army to accept a civil position for which there are many other men amply fitted.” At that timeGeh. Butler regarded his military reputation as the main tiling in his career. Ho supposed himself to be in good standing with the President, with Congress and with tho loyal people of the North, and had ambitions for himself which entitled him certainly to great praise. (ten. Cam eron returned to Washington and delivered Butler’s answer to Mr. Lincoln, who was greatly disappointed. It was after this that the name of Andrew Johnson, who had beet) Governor of Tennessee, was taken up. The difference between the two small words “yes” and “no” was all that stood be tween Butler's becoming President, for as tlie year rolled round and the war closed, and the President’s life became the forfeit paiil to the fury of disloyalty, he would have succeeded to the Presidency. Imagina tion can only outline what Butler’s admin istration would have been. That it would have been far different from Andrew John son's no man can well doubt; that it would have been exactly what Lincoln’s would have been no one can believe. ORIGIN OF PHRASES. “Cut a Dido,” “Gone to Pot,” “Done to a Turn” and the Like. There is probably more of the poetry of tradition than truth of history in the fol lowing paragraph from the Christian Un ion: Dido, Queen of Tyre, about seven centu ries before Christ, after her husband had been put to death by her brother, fled from that city and established a colony on the north coast of Africa. Having bargained with the natives for as much land as could be surrounded with a bull’s hide, she cut the hide inso narrow strips, tied them to gether, and claimed the land that could be surrounded with the line thus made. She was allowed to have her way, and now, when one plays a sharp trick he is said to “cut a dido.” A tailor of Samarcand, Asia, who lived on a street leading to the burying ground, kept near his shop an earthen pot, in which he was accustomed to deposit a pebble whenever a body was carried to its final resting place. Finally the tailor died, and seeing the shop deserted, a person inquired what had become of its former occupant. “He has gone to pot himself,” was the reply by one of the deceased’s neighbors. During a battie between the Russians and Tartars, a private soldier of the former cried out: “Captain, I’ve caught a Tartar.” “Bring him along,”' said the officer. “He won’t let me,” was the response. Investiga tion proved that the captive had the captor by the arm. and would not allow him to move. So “Catching a Tartar” is applica ble to one who has found an antagonist too powerful tor him. While lying on the gridiron over a slow fire, St. Lawrence —in whose honor the Es curial was built by Philip I-L—said to the Emperor, who was watching his sufferings: ‘‘Adhatus est ; jam versa et mancluea ,” which one translator, not quite literally, but appreciatively of the grim humor char acterizing the original, rendered: “This side enough is toasted, Then turn me, tyrant, and eat; And see whether raw or roasted I am the better meat.” Hence. “Done to a turn.” Formerly in London, when a small dealer bought bread of the baker, for every dozen loaves purchased he was given an extra loaf as his profit, from which circumstances “a baker's dozen” signifies thirteen. Various origins have been assigned the phrase, but the above is the only one that is based on a 'Ure foundation. In a work, “Essays from the Desk of Poor Robert, the Scribe,” published in 1815, the author, C. Miner, tells the story of a boy who, by the offer of liberal compensation, was induced to turn a grindstone for a man who desired to sharpen his ax. The promised compensation was never paid, and of one who disguises his own selfish aims under an appearance of generosity or disinterestdness it is remarked “He had an ax to grind.” ANIMAL LONGEVITY. An Elderly Tarantula and an Aged Queen Ant. From the Ph iladelphia Ledger. In an interesting communication read by the Rev. Dr. H. C. McCook before the last meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences on the possibilities of prolonged life among the lower orders of animals, an account was given of the life history of a tine specimen of the spider, commonly known as the American tarantula. The animal was given to him in 1882 by Dr. Joseph Leidy. It was then apparently 18 months or 2 years old, and it lived in captivity until July of the present year. At the period of its death, therefore, it must have been at least 7 years old, aud may have been 8, hav ing thus attained the distinction oi being the most aged spider known to science. How long this species and other spiders gen erally live in their natural habitat is not known, but human protection in tie present instance probably aided to proiong life. It was kept first in it glass globe and afterward in a wooden box, with glazed sides and a sliding glass door ut the top. One end was filled with dry soil, which was slightly com pacted and heaped up; the other end was s] .arsely covered with earth. It was at all times liberally supplied with water, and its food consisted of live flies, grasshoppers and locusts. During con finement the tarantula shed its skin several times, a process apparently attended with some danger, as it was during such a change the creature died, and once before, on u similar occasion, it was found ap parently dead, although it afterward re vived. It is possible that it was too much exhausted by long previous fasting to en dure the severe strain which evidently is laid uikjii the organism in the act of molt ing. The spring of 1887 was a backward one, and some difficulty was experienced in procuring insects for food from the immedi ate neighborhood. The annual supply of grasshoppers and locusts was very late, and it may be that had the spider been strength ened by a few weeks’ generous feeding, pre vious to its last molt, it might have been still alive. In connection with the general sub ject of the prolonged life of insects Dr. McCook stated that during a recent visit to Sir Jobe Lubbock at his h use in London he inquires l after a xueeu of the fuscous ant which fie had seen in an artificial formicary six years ago, it being then nearly 8 years old. He was told bv his host that it had died the day before, having at the time reached the wonderful age of more than 13 years. She was still attended by her circle of courtiers. Some of these were licking the dead queen or touching her with their antenna' and making other demonstrations as though soliciting her attention or desir ing to wake her out of sleep. It was cer tainly a touching sight to witness these faithful attendants surrounding the dead body of one who had so long presided over the maternal destinies of the colony, and seeking by their caresses to evoke tho atten tion which never again could respond to their solicitations. Don’t You Know That you cannot afford to neglect that catarrh! Don’t you know that it may lead to consumption, to insanity, to deathT Don’t you lmow that it can be easily cured 1 Don’t you know that while the thousand and one nostrums you have tried have utterly failed that Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy is a certain cure? It has stood the test of years, and. there arc hundreds of thousands of grateful men and women in all parts of the country who can testify to its efficacy. AH druggists. THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1887. MR. GARRETT’S GAME PRESERVES. Artificial Breeding of English Pheas ants for Sporting Purposes. From the Baltimore Sun. At Uplands, Mr. Robert Garrett’s country residence, at tho junction of Edmondson avenue and the old Frederick road, the owner has established a miniature game preserve. Up to the present the only game on the preserve aro English pheasants, of which there are abo t 200. The eggs were imported from England about one year since. The first lot, numbering several hundred, failed to hatch, but a second lot, that were packed under the directions of Mr. Garrett’s gamekeeper, produced good results. The eggs were placed under common hens, and when the birds were hatched they were hand-raised and then turned loose on the preserve, which consists of about twenty five acres of wood and open land, inclosed with a wire fence about 4 feet high. The birds, though nearly grown, have not taken to tho woodland, but disport themselves in the open. The male birds are very beauti ful, and present a tempting sight to would be poachers as they run along the ground. But the only poachers that the big, stalwart game keeper has had to contend with so far have been what he termed “varmints," which include coons, opossums, bats, rats, weasels, etc., with now aud then u bird hawk. The game keeper, who was imported from England with the birds, is a typical English keeper. A Yorkshire man himself, he brought with him a Yorkshire terrier, which assists him in his labors. The birds ail know him. and do not appear much frightened when he approaches them, and he is careful not to let strangers go near them unless he is in the lead. Immediately adjoin ing his lodge he has enormous wire coops in which he has a number of old birds that have to be viewed from a distance, as the keeper fears they would rise on the wing at the ap proach of a stranger and kill themselves against the wire covering. To avoid acci dents of this kind a fine specimen of the English bull terrier is stationed near the coops, where he can keep guard in the ab sence of the keeper. The little Yorkshire terrier is thoroughly broken to his work. He is the constant companion of his master, and if any of the birds leave the inclosure he finds them and cautiously assists to drive them back. He will not let a stranger pick up even an acorn from the ground, much less handle a young bird. Scattered around in the neighborhood of the birds are a num ber of coops in which are confined common hens with broods of young chickens. When these chickens reach the proper age they will be used for the purpose of hatching out pheasants. \\ T hen the day for the shooting arrives the birds will be scattered as much as possible, and then the gamekeeper aud his assistants will beat the cover, aud as the birds fly over the sportsmen the air will be tilled with shot holes, and the gamekeeper will probably be instructed to bag enough game for the lunch which follows the shoot ing. At least that is the programme as in terpreted by a geutlemau who claimed to know all about the shooting business as con ducted on game preserves. NOBILITY IN TROUBLE. A Young Man in Jail in Memphis Whose Father s Sal- to be an k-arl. From the Memphis Avalanche. A handsome young man, with blonde hair and whiskers, lies in the county jail, await ing the result of his application In'- ■' new trial on a three-years’ sentence p; sel upon him last week for picking the poc .of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Carroll of more than $l5O during the visit of the Pres ident to Memphis. The young man’s name is Kenwood, or at least that is the name he gave the police who arrested him, and he is as bright and wide awake a citizen as has been within the clutches of tne law here for many a day. He has maintained his self-possession throughout, and has never betrayed the slightest nervousness, though the proof was almost dead agianst him from the begin ning, and Judge Dußose publicly censured the jury for bringing in so light a sentence. Yesterday Gen. P. M. Turner, who de fended Kenwood, said: “He is the black sheep of a noble English family, and his father is an earl whose name is known throughout England. Of that I am con vinced by proofs which Ido not care to make public. He has a married sister living in Toronto, Can., who is prominently iden tified with the Canadian government, and it is with this family that we have had our communications.” “How was it brought about?’ “So soon as Kenwood found he was in serious trouble, he asked that the fact be telegraphed the Bank of Toronto, and said he could get financial aid from that source.” “Did he receive a reply?’ “Yes, and a very prompt one.” “How did it read?" “To the effect that any amount of money that might be necessary to seem e bond for Kenwood would be forthcoming at once, aud I think that this at least establishes his claim to wealthy relatives or friends, whether they be titled ones or not.” After the receipt of this telegram Ken wood’s attorneys appeared before the court and asked to be allowed to deposit $ 1,500 in cash for his release and as a bond for his ap pearance when next wanted for trial. “I will not take it,” said Judge Dußose, “so there’s an er.d of the matter.” “But your honor,” said the prisoner’s counsel, “supixisc he never comes back, the $1,500 will be $.500 a year for his services, which will be more than he will be worth to the State if forced to serve out the time for which he has been sentence 1.” “I don’t care,” replied Judge Dußose: “no money will be taken a s -purity bv this court. If I were to turn that man out on $1,500 forfeit he would steal five times that amount from honest people in the same length of time.” And the son of an earl, or whoever he may be, will, in ail likelihood, serve his term as a common thief, in spite of all his rich relations and influential friends. Pulling Teeth with Oxide Gas. From a Few York Letter. It was the iirst and only time that I ever took nitrous-oxide-gas. The next tooth out will have been the socoud. The rubber hag was attached. I lay back in the chair com posed. The moutli"piece was applied. The iirst sensations of the gas were peculiarly peculiar. You know how it is youi'self. Completely under its influence, I became an immense bombshell, and was placed in one of the largest of siege mortars. It was be fore Yorktown. The lanyard was pulled and the mortar discharged with a terrific, to me, stunning report. The shell—that is I—was fired aloft witli the velocity of a well oiled streak of lightning. I felt my self flying through tile heavens above. The fuse burned. I was not on a “starring tour,” but “what goes up must come down. I reached the highest possible altitude, and, maki g a graceful curve prepared to de scend. I was about to burst. I felt the fire of the fuse as it burned down to the iron shell. I was descending as rapidly as I had gone up. Why did I not burst? Still downward, downward, down ward I rushed, until I felt i should strike the ground without bursting—a terrible calamity. I lelt the fuse burn into the hole in the iron shell and thought, “Hurrah! Now I am going to burst.” “No, 111 not burst.” “But I cannot lielp myself.” “I must burst,’ Then a feeling of “I don’t care a whether I burst or not” came over me, and I did burst into smithereens, with an intense feeling of relief as I flew into tid-bits and tenderloins. When I was relieved from the effect of the gas I found that the first pull the dentist had marie he pulled the whole crown of the tooth off. That was when the mortar was discharged. Then he cut around the roots, and I felt the sensation of soaring aloft. In the mean time the fuse burned. Finally the dentist affixed his instrument of torture, and with one mighty effort severed my whole head from the roots of the tooth. The shell burst. The sensations were as real as though 1 had been a living bombshell, and yet were not unpleasant. There was a feeling of aban don about it all that was enjoyable. I ex perienced no ill effect. DRY GOODS. Re-opened at the Old Stand! David Weisbein, 153 BROUGHTON ST., SAVANNAH. Announces to his many customers and the public at large that he has re opened business at his former place, 15S BROUGHTON STREET, so well and favorably known, anil which has been patronized to such extent that it became known as THE POPULAR DRY GOODS HOUSE. YITE have in stock every quality of goods up to the VERY FIN EST. and our prices will be found V V to be far lower than they have ever been and by far lower than tlie same qualities can bo purchased anywhere. New York city not exoepted. We are aware that this is a far reaching as sertion. but vie mean exactly what we say. Call and test us. We are willing to risk our reputa tion that this is not an advertising dodge. We stake our honor upon its truthfulness. Wc Insist That What We Say Arc Indisputable Facts and Easily Proven. film TIPFCQ f.AIUR QTfif’F Contains tlie best, choicest and largest assortment in the city, and Ulu I/UfjOU UUull' oIUbU our prices are about one-third less. OCR BLACK DRESS SILKS re 1118 1)681 " earlnK Silks in any market, and one-fourth cheaper. fiUR Cl! r VFTVFTQ Plain and Fancy, Moire Satins in all shades, and ail the UUII ilbiv ILblLlu, ILLOIIbO, novelties of Trimmings in Jet aud Braid are the latest styles and at remarkably low prices. firm RI A\’ FFT nimARTAIFNT I* complete in every sense of the word. We have White ULII DLiLlttJil VIA dll i -U1..1 I Blankets as low as 85c. a pair and up to $35. YVe especially recommend our $5 Blanket; they are simply immense. film FI IVY FI nmimiFNT Contains every grade, style, quality and color, from the Übll lb A. 1 Abb liUallbUhiU humblest grade to the finest Eiderdown, and we are sure our prices are very low. film FNT.I KH WIIFIYft T irk TT'i Wraps, Circulars, Jerseys, Children's Cloaks are un ÜbU bilUbluU I'AbIYL'U ddlMilu, questionably the best, most fnshionahie aud elegant in the market, aud the prices by far lower than elsewhere firm FIR GT ftVF fIFP t PTYIFYT Is superb. Weare proud of it. See our various grades at ULU 11 ill Übu I b ULIAItI JlLil 1 50c ,75c., sl. etc. They are positively worth double. Our 50c. 4-Buttou KJd cannot he matched auywbere for 10. i ban sl. We are fully prepared iu every style of Gloves for bailies, Gents and Children at the very lowest prices Gentlemen desi ing a good Dress or Driving Glove will find an immense variety and NOT fauoy prices. film rYTIFRWF A R TiFP A T!T\f F\T F° r Ladies. Children anil Gents contains every variety vLU L*' If Lit 11 bull IfxilAUliUbAk from the ordinary to the very best. Children's Ve ts as low as 15c. for a very fair quality. Gents' All Wo >1 Scariot Undershirts and Drawers as low as 50c. We direct also attention to our very superior line of Haif Hose and Stockings in Wool, Merino, Cotton, Silk and Lisle Thread. OH F T ARIF nnTH? Damasks, Linens of all kinds. Sheetings, Calico Comfortables, Mar ulblY lADbu FUJI Ho, seilles and other Quilts an 1 Bed Spreads. In fact, every article neces sary for housekeeping we have in the lar rest variety and at the lowest prices. We offer full width New York Mills Bleached Sheeting at lDFsje. fiUR nfiMFSTIP nFPARTATFVT Is beyond doubt unequaled. We offer the celebrated Lons Übu I ’vUlL. Ilb VIA Ail I .Hl,.' 1 dale Bleaeue i Shirtmyard wile, genuine goo is, by the piece at Bc. Also the well-known yard wide Fruit of the boom at Blsc. Splendid Canton Flannel as low as sc. The very best Standard Calico at 5c.; sold elsewhere at 8c LADIES’ MUSLIN UNDERWEAR, $£ Buits from 4 ton years ln large variety at nearly half OUR BAZAR Will be opened on SATURDAY, the 29th October, and will contain the best and unapproachable bargains in Fancy Goods, Hosiery, Buttons, Toys, etc. We will inaugurate this open ing by a Special Sale of Towels. They are warranted to be pure linen and worth 2oc. each, We will sell them on Sat urday, Oct 29, and Monday, Oct. 31, at the uniform price of 10 cents. DAVID WEISBEIN. BOOTS AM) SHOES. The Post Office Location SETTLED AT LAST. THE OLD RELIABLE SHOE HOUSE OF jos.rOsenheim&co. at the same old place, 135 BROUGHTON STREET, where you will find the best line of GENTS’ S;t OO SIIOMS ever brought to this market. This is not an empty Brag, Boast or Bluster, but an assertion we are prepared to stand by. An ex amination will convince the most skeptical. JOS. ROSENHEIM & CO., Shoes for Tender Feet. IN BUTTON, BALS AND CONGRESS. A full line of SHOES—Pointed Toes, Hindi Heels Medium High Heels, Common Sense Shoes —in A B C, D. E and EE last. Shoes in every style to fit everybody, at A. S. COHEN’S, 1391 BROUGHTON STREET. Vale Royal Manufacturing Cos. ”• p - SAVANNAH, GA. * LUMBER. CYPRESS, OAK, POPLAR. YELLOW PINE. ASH, WALNUT. Manufacturers of sash, doors, bunds, mouldings of an kinds ami description CASINGS and TRIMMINGS for ah clas** of dwellingi, PEWS and I’ ,\V ENDS of our own design and manufacture, T RNBD aud SCROLL UALUoTEKS, ASH HANDLES for Cotton Hooks, CEILING, FLOORING, WAINSCOTTING, SHINGLES. Warehouse and Up-Town Office: West Broad and Broughton Sts. Factory and Mills: Adjoining Ocean Steamship Co.’s Whar/es i RANGES, STOVES, HOUSEFURVIBHIXG GOODS, ETC. CLARKE & DANIELS Dealers in Portable Ranges, Cooking, Parlor, Office and Laundry Stoves, and a nice line of House Furnishing Goods, Table Cutlery, Plated and Pearl Agate Ware, Coal Hods, Sifters, etc. Also, agent for the celebrated Charter Oak, which is guaranteed to do absolutely perfect ipooking, pro ducing the food juicy, tender and thoroughly cooked, and a saving of 30 per cent, of the nutriment and cost attained with more economy of fuel and less labor than any cooking apparatus made Their appliance for hca'ing water for pressure boilers is the simplest and most effective yet devised. Our Ranges and Stoves are selected for their conve nience, easy operation and durability, They are sold as cheap as any of the same quality, weight aud finish can be sold. Our desire to please, combined with long practical expe rience at the business, enables us to warrant the successful operation of every one sold by us, or we will refund the money willingly. Call and examine or send for circular. CLAItKE & DANIELS, GUARDS ARMO RY, Corner "WTiitnUor and York Streota, Savannah, Goorsri*. MILLINERY. BARGAINS FOR EVERYONE! PLATSHEK’S, 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. KID GLOVES! One lot lilies' Kid Gloves, lotted together from Glove® that wore 7fc., $1 and $1 25, at 50c. jx*r pair; this week only One lot I-tulles' 4 Hutton Embroidered Back Kid Gloves, all shades and sixes, extravagant quality, at 68c. i>er pair; worth fu ly sl. One lot Ladies' 5 Hutton Embroidered Back Kid Gloves, all shades and sixes, at 75c. per pair; knows no eq al under $1 25 elsewhere. Splendid li e of other brands Lad:e\ Gents’ and Misses' Kid doves at headquarters' prices; money saved on every pair Gloves you buy. DRIVES IN "HANDKERCHIEFS! One lot Children's Large Rize Hemmed Handkerchiefs, fast color border, at 3c. each; this week only. One lot I jUilies' iArge Rise White H. R. Linen Handkerchiefs at 50. each; this week ouly. One lot. Ladies' Full Size Neat Colored Hem stitched Linen Hanker-chiefs at Bc. each; this woes only. One lot Ladies' Full Rize Mourning Border H. R. Linen handkerchiefs at 9c. each; this week only. CLOAKS AT LOWEST PRICES! ICE. ICE 1 Now Is the time when every body wants ICE. and we want to sell It. PRICES REASONABLE! 20 Tickets, good for 100 Pounds, 75c. HO Tickets, good for 700 Pounds, $5. 200 Tickets, good for 1,000 Pounds, $7 50 Pounds at one delivery 30c. Lower prices to large buyers ICE Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful and (Kilito service. Full and liberal weight. KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO. 1 1 I RA\ ST. COTTON SEED WANTED. JJ@ W CENTO Per Bushel (sl2 per ton) paid for good COTTON SEED De lire red Id Carload Lots at Southern Cotton Oil Cos. Mills —AT— SAVANNAH, GA., ATLANTA, GA., COLUMBUS, GA. Price subject to change unless notlfled of ac ceptance for certain quantity to be shipped by a future date. Address nearest mill as above. WOOD. A. S. BACON, Planing Mill, Lumber and Wood Yard, Liberty and Enat Broad ate.. Savannah, Cia. A LL Planing Mill work correctly anil prompt •J\ ly done. Quod stock Dressed ana Rough Lumber. KIKE WOOD, Oak, Pine, Lightwood and Lumber Kindling*, —— 1 - - FRUIT AND GROCERIES. NEW RAISINS; PATRAS CURRANTS IN BARRELS, Vostizza Currants in Cases CITRON IN 50-POUND TIN BOXES, THE FINEST INPORTED. NEW NUTS AND FIGS. As Fruit Cake is better with some age, would it not l>e well to buy the Fruit at once?. A. M. & C. W. WEST. FEED. HAY, GRAIN AND ALL KINDS OF FEED FOR STOCK AND CATTLE. SPECIAL ATTENTION TO Private & Family Trade —ALSO— FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND PRODUCE. IGO HAY BTKKET, W. D. SIMKINS & CO. To BARRELS APPLES. or. BARRELS EATINO AND COOKING X> PEARS, flu Harr.-Is HERRON POTATOES. SuckH KIO and JAVA CO IEEE, LIQUORS and WINES of all kinds, SUGAR, CANNED MEATS, Choice I LOUR, CANNED 0001)8, NUTS and RAISINS, New TURKISH PRUNES. New CITRON, BUTTER. CHEESE, I.ARD, SUGARS, SOAP, STARCH, CRACKERS, BROOMS, PAILS, CRANBERRIES, GRAPES, etc. For sale at lowest prices. A. H. CHAMPION. BELT GREASE. To Mill Men TURNER'S TRACTION BELT TREASE —AND— Belting Preservative Boftens Leather and Make® Rubber Belting More Durable. Thi® Grease effectually prevent* slipping, ren ders the Ixilts adhesive, heavy and pliable and will add one third to the power of the belt. Its use enables the belt to ue run loose and have same power. —FOR SALE BT— PALMER BROTHERS, SAVANNAH. Recommended by DALE, DIXON <k CO.. J. W. TYNAN and many others. COKMCEs. CHAS. A. COX, 46 BARNARD ST.. SAVANNAH. GA., —HAXTFACTL'RER or— GALVANIZED IKON CORNICES AND TIN HOOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES The only house using machinery in doing work. Est imates for city or country work promptly furnished. Agent for the celebrated Swedish MetalHd Paint. Agent for Waiter's Patent Tin Shingles. M At HI NEK V. J. W. TYNAN; <■ ..Vv \y : r £r's ENGINEER and MACHINIST, SAVANNAH. GEOROIA. Comer West Broad and Indian Streets. \LL KINDS OF MACHINERY, BOILERS, Etc., made and repaired. STEAM PUMPS, GOVERNORS. INJECTORS AND STEAM WATER FITTINGS of all kinds for sale. BRICKY - Wm.P. Bailey & Cos., BRICK MANUFACTURERS, KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND, in large Quantities at their yard on the SPRINQ FIELD PLANTATION, and will deliver the same In uny part of the city upon the shortest notice. The best Well Brick, Pressed Brick, Hard Brown Brick, Gray Brick, Soft Brown Brick. Office —Corner Bull and Broughton, at SI MON OAZAN’S CIGAR STORE, whero all OP derci will receive prompt attention. 5