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INDEX TO NSW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings—The Chatham Mutual Loan Asso
ciation; “Clam” Committee of Tybee Railway
Special Notices—As to Bills strains*. British
Steamship Wylo, as to Crews ot German Steam
ship Donar, aud British Barks Baroma and
Tikoma; Steamer Pope Catlin for Beaufort,
S. C.; Grand Wrestling Match at Turner Hall;
Dissolution, Octavus Coben Jk Cos.
Thaniboivino at Thunderbolt-Trotting
Race at the Park.
Gents' Furnishings—At LaFar's.
Seasonable Goods— L. &. B. 8. M. H.
Shoes—A. S. Cohen.
Legal Notice—Demands against Hattie J.
Who Abe—D. Altiek <£ Sons?
S6OO PER Mohth—Union National Gas Saving
Company, New York.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
The movement in lowa to establish
“courts of conciliation” is perhaps in the
light direction, but its success would be a
hard blow at the lawyers.
The efforts of the Republi can press to ex
tract some comfort from the result of the
late elections, continued now for a week,
show that it has tackled no easy job.
The colored concert singer, Flora Batson,
must have proved a financial success, as her
white manager is about to marry her.
Her colored friends are justly indignant.
A pretty New York lady is winning fame
as a whistler. Should she set the fashion,
bo that the girls' lips would be habitually
puckered, they must stand the consequences.
Old Russell Sage is about to quit gam
bling in puts and calls on the New York
stock market. He has not had a sudden
awakening of conscience. The business is
no longer profitable.
The New York World remarks that last
Thursday was a cold day. The World
seems to have suffered more than any one
else, and to be yet shivering It ought to
have stayed inside the Democratic wigwam.
Anarchists think it praiseworthy to
attack society with dynamite bombs, but
when society hits back with the policeman’s
club or the Sheriff's rope, that is most cruel
tyranny and murder. The world loves con
The latest theory is that Lingg made his
fatal cartridge of two steel pens and a
piece of tallow candle. The pen which
wrote the “Revenge” circular killed Spies.
The pen is evidently sometimes a deadly in
The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
gracefully acknowledges the seriousness of
its party’s defeat when it says “The Repub
licans will at least not suffer in the coming
struggle from over confidence.” It must be
a comforting reflection that that element of
weakness is removed.
It used to be the law in England that the
bodies of executed criminals should be taken
from the scaffold to the prison yard and
there buried in quicklime. When one reads
rtf the demonstrations in honor of the Chi
eago murderers at their funeral it inclines
him to wish such a law were in force here.
The eleven ladies who swore their votes
into the ballot-box at the recent election in
Binghamton, N. Y., will be prosecuted
for a violation of the election law. When
informed of the probability of their arrest,
they fell to crying, which proves they are
loomed, however much thoy may pretend
to the contrary.
New Yorkers seem to be not a little ner
vous over the prospect of cholera entering
that port. This may have had something
to do with Boss Platts Waterloo defeat in
the recent election. Voters may have
thought he should devote his time to the du
ties of his office of Quarantine Commis
sioner instead of running the Republican
A trifling difference between fifty shoe
makers in a Philadelphia factory and their
employers led to the strike of 3,000 others.
They are still out, and have already lost
*150,000 in wages, while their employers
have lost a great deal more. It would be
hard to point out a sillier or more wasteful
way to settle a difficulty than was chosen in
Nina Van Zandt failed in a last attempt
to secure a legal marriage with August
Kpies. She wished to gain legal title to his
body, have it cremated and keep liis ashes
in an urn in her room. The country has
wanted a rest from Miss Van Zandt for a
good long time, and alter this last exhibi
tion of her folly will insist on having It.
The French Londoner who has made fame
by writing of England and Englishmen
under the half-Irish, half-German name
Max O'Kell, has arrived in this country, and
will make a lecturing tour. Here he will
touch up in pleasant style the eccentricities
of John Bull and Friend McDonald, and
when he goes bark will doubtless do the
eame for Brother Jonathan.
CoL Fred Grant, who led the Republican
ticket to defeat at the late election in New
York, is reported to have said lately: “I am
fully aware of the fact that all the reputa
tiou I possess is due solely to my latner’s
name, but I am at a lose to understand that
any degree of unpopularity should touch me
on that account or any other.” CoJ. Grant
appeal's to labor under the impression that
be is unpopular. The truth i tiiat he is
neither popular nor unpopular. The jieople
are wholly indifferent with regard to him.
The Fishery Commission.
There is no doubt a very general desire
i throughout the country thut there shall be
a peaceable settlement of the fishery dis
pute. A war is not wanted by either this
i country or England, not only because it
would be a very serious interruption to
commerce, but also because it would co t
nmnv times more than all the fish in Cana
dian waters are worth.
There appears to be an impression that
the representatives of England on the com
mission are better qualified for their task
than the American representatives. Mr.
Chamberlain, who lately arrived from Eng
land, will be assisted by the British Minister
at Washington, Mr. West, anil Mr. Tupner,
of Canada. They will have the benefit of
the experience of Mr. Bergne, the
chief of (he Treaty Division of
the Foreign Office in Condon,
who is reported to be one of the best trained
diplomats in Europe, and Mr. Thompson,
of Nova Scotia, who is regarded a- the best
posted man on the Canadian fisheries in the
Mr. Bayard, on behalf of the United
States, will be assisted by Prof. Angell, of
Michigan University, and Mr. W. L. Put
nam, a bright voung New England lawyer.
However, if Mr. Bayard needs other assist
ance he will not have any difficulty in get
It is thought that the commissioners of
this country will endeavor to confine the
work of the commission to an interpretation
of the treaty of 1818. Perhaps this effort
will not be objected to by the commissioners
of England. This country contends that un
der the 1818 treaty American fishing vessels
should have the same privileges in Canadian
waters as are enjoyed by American trading
vessels under British laws. On the part of
England it is contended that there is a great
difference between trading and fishing,
and that this difference is recognized in all
the treaties which have been made concern
ing the fisheries. If the commissioners fail
to reach any agreement with regard to the
interpretation to be placed upon the treaty
an attempt may be made to arbitrate the
fishery differences. No doubt the country
will support Mr. Bayard in any course he
may pursue so long as he makes no sacrifices
of rights or principles.
There is some reason for thinking that
the Republican Senators will endeavor to
defeat the work of the commission for the
purpose of forcing the country to the edge
of a war with England, with the hope of
bringing the administration of Mr. Cleve
land into disrepute, and thus gaining a
party advantage. It will be gratifying if
this shall prove not to be the case, but it is
certain that some of the Republican leaders
are ready to take any risk, however great
it may be, to carry the next Presidential
Mr. Platt’s Mistake.
Thomas C. Platt, the Republic an boss of
New York, does not stand quite so high in
the estimation of the Republican leaders of
that State as he did liefore the election last
Tuesday. The alliance which the Republi
cans made with the Henry George party is
believed by well informed Republican
politicians to have cost the Republican
party a great many votes. In fact, by some
it is estimated that the George movement
did the Republican party more damage than
it did the Democratic party. Mr. Platt
and bis advisers assumed that only Demo
crats would be drawn into the Henry
Geoige movement, and they, therefore, con
cluded to encourage it in every possible way.
They overlooked the possibility that
Republican workingmen were just as likely
as Democratic workingmen to become con
verts to Henry George’s land doctrine.
They also failed to take into account the
effect which an alliance with the Henry
George parly would have upon Republican
voters who were not workingmen.
The Republican leaders in New York are
now trying to find out just how many votes
their party lost through Mr. Platt’s bad
management, and the discoveries they are
making are not calculated to make them
think very highly of Mr. Platt’s ability as a
political manager. It may be accepted as
certain that if Henry George should ever
again appear as a candidate, he will not find
a friendly hand extended to him from the
Republican party. If there is one thing
more than another that is calculated to
arouse the hostility of a Republican, it is an
attempt to interfere with his control of his
property. It is believed that thousands of
Republicans refused to vote on Tuesday,
simply because they did not approve of the
alliance which their party had made with
Henry George’s party, and also because they
thought that such an alliance would tend to
encourage ♦,' spread of Henry George’s
land doctrines. There will be no mourning
outside of the Republican party because
that party overreached itself.
The New York Herald, says- “Col. Fred
Grant was one of the most popular men in
his class at AVest Point. A skilled boxer,
with undaunbsl pluck, he held his end well
up in those occasional battles royal whereby
cadet quarrels are generally settled. In one
of those a terrific right-hander from a pow
erful young Southerner conpletely flattened
young Giant’s, nose and it was only by
wearing silver tubes in it for a considerable
time that the shape of tha: essential organ
was restored.” The blow which Col. Grant
got at the polls last Tuesday was much
more severe than that which he got at West
Point. It flattened him out so completely
that no number of silver tubes would be
sufficient to make him a desirable candidate
The steamships for the Pacific mail ser
vice in connection witii the Canadian Trans
continental line will be of 7,001) tons burthen
and very fast. They will receive a heavy
subsidy from the British government, and
will no doubt prove formidable competitors
to the American vessels in the Asiatic trade
sailing from Han Francisco. The latter get
only moderate compensation for carryin;
the mails, and, being American built, cost
a great deal more than wili their rivals.
Clara Louise Kellogg will no longer play
the part of a frisky young maiden. It is
stated that she was married to Carl Strak
oseh at Elkhart, tnd., a couple of weeks
ago. An effort was made to keep the mar
riage a secret, but it was not successful.
Miss Kellogg, who was burn at Sumter,
S. C., is 45 years of ugo and the young man
who has become h i midland is alxmt 30.
As she carries the pm se, she will doubtless
be able to manage t he young man,
Old Sitting Bull advises the Crows to go
back to their agency and helm'e themselves,
telling them t hey do not know how good the
White Father enu be. The Crows may re
meintier, however, that tile old rascal lias
been a sort of government pi t only since lie
thru-lied the I'niti-d stairs army in the bat
tle of the Little Big Horn. They tnuy at
tempt Ui do the same Uiirnj.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1887.
The Hip Pocket Evil.
I It is expected tiiat a murder case will be
tried at Newberry, S. C.,this week In which
there is very groat, interest in that com
munity. In fact, the interest is not con
fined to Newberry and its vicinity. On ac
count of the prominence of the accused the
trial will attract attention all over the
The defendant is Georgo Johnstone, a law
yer, and he is charged with having mur
dered John B. Jones, who, also, was a law
yer. The ease was to have been tried at the
last term of the Newberry Court of Ses
sions, but the presiding judge postponed it
in order to permit another judge to preside
at the trial, for the reason that he is con
nected with the Johnstone family.
The accused belongs to one of the best
known families of South Carolina. He
finished his academic education at Edin
burgh University and studied law in his
native State. He quickly attained promi
nence at the bar and in politics, and has
served several terms in the legislature. At
the last Congressional election he was de
feated by only a few votes for Congress.
The man whom he is accused of having
murdered was considerably younger than he
is—being only 25 years of age at the time
he was killed. He had won considerable
reputation in his profession, however, and
was regarded as one of the rising men of the
The quarrel, which ended in a tragedy,
occurred in the court room at Newberry
one day last June. During the trial of a
case in which they were on opposite sides,
they indulged in some very uncompli
mentary remarks with regard to each other.
Johnstone threatened to slap Jones’ face for
some remark the latter made, and Jones at
once drew his pistol and fired at Johnstone,
the ball cutting off a part of one of his ears.
Johnstone, who was ready for a shooting
affray, immediately began shooting at
Jones. Two of his shots passed through the
latter’s body, causing his death. The im
pression is that Johnstone will be acquitted
on the ground of self-defense.
As long ns the practice of carrying con
cealed weapons is countenanced by respecta
ble and law-abiding people tragedies like
this one are certain to occur. In a moment
of passion the ready weapon is resorted to,
and in a moment a deed is done which sad
dens the whole after life of the one who
does it. There are few fatal deeds of vio
lence which do not bring remorse to those
who commit them, if they have had the
benefits of education and refined social sur
roundings. The press and the pulpit can do
society no greater service than to educate
public sentiment against the pernicious
practice of carrying concealed weapons.
In time probably there will be a shorter
route between the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans for ships than that which they now
follow. M. de Lesseps says that his canal
across the isthmus will lie opened to com
merce in 1890, but nobody seems to believe
it will except its projector. It is much more
likely to be abandoned for want of money
to continue it than it is to be opened @t that
The final survey of the Nicaragua route
is now being made. It will be completed
by next spring, aud the Nicaragua Canal
Construction Company will then, doubtless,
ask the public to take its stock and bonds.
The public may grant the request if it can
make it clear that its securities are a safe
aud profitable investment.
It was generally believed that Capt. Eads’
Tehuantepec ship railway scheme would be
abandoned after his death. This belief, it
seems, was not well founded. Capt. E. L.
Corthell, who was Capt. Eads’ chief en
gineer, appears to be the moving spirit in
the enterprise now. Its President is ex-
Senator Windom, and its manager is Capt.
Andrews, of Pittsburg, who built the jetties
under Capt. Eads’ direction.
It is not proposed to ask Congress for any
aid. That probably is a wise determina
tion. Congress would hardly give the en
terprise any financial aid, if it were asked.
If Capt. Eads, who possessed remarkable
skill in handling Senators and Represents
tives, was unable to influence them to
open the public purse in behalf of the Te
huantepec undertaking, it is useless for his
successors to try to get them them to do so.
A company to build the ship railway is to
be organized at once under the laws of the
State of New York, and it is understood
that Mr. Windom and Capt, Andrews will
soon go to Europe to place their bonds with
English investors. If they fail to have
their expectations realized they ought not
to feel greatly disappointed. The ship rail
way scheme is only an experiment at best,
and it is by no means certain that it will be
a successful one. The fact that the French
people have put millions of dollars into the
Panama canal, no part of which from pres
ent indications, will they see again, will
cause Englishmen to take a tighter grip on
their cash when they are asked to contrib
ute towards building the ship railway.
The snake’s love of music, which has long
been suppose l to form a potent element in
snake-charming, is flatly denied by the Sec
retary of the Bombay Natural History So
ciety, who lias been studying the subject.
He contends that snakes cannot hear at all,
and that the cobra, which appears so
affected by flute-playing in the native
charming entertainments, is only attracted
by the constant movement of the musical
instrument before his eyes. Vipers, being
far less timid, are not open to similar influ
ence, and so are not used in these entertain
ments. On the other hand, snakes strongly
feel the earth vibrations, and so can detect
the footfall of any one approaching for some
distance. Thus tree snakes are more easily
approached than ground snakes, which
giide away when any one comes near.
There are about 150 Washoe Indians at
Truckee, Cal., who prove that some Indians
will work. They never used to work, but
when the Chinese were driven out of Truckee
it occurred to these Americans that they
might take the Mongolians’ place, and they
did so. The bucks chop wixxl and do work
of that sort, and the squaws wash end iron.
One objection to them as servants is said to
be their extreme sensitiveness. Tell on In
dian to cut your wood and he’ll turn dis
dainfully away. Impart to him. in a casual
way, that you have wood to cut, and won
der who’ll do it at such a price, and the
noble red man will, with the air of con
ferring a favor, intimate that he will, and
Some of the New York papers have been
di-posed to criticise som wltal -evereiy the
publication of Hecretary Lunar’s letter to
Land Commissioner Spark , bidding that it
would eniburruss the I’J'csidcnf, and was
hasty and undignified. It non transpires
that the letter was submitted to Mr. Cleve
land and received his hearty approval. He
perhaps knows best whether he is embar
One Leaf is Turned.
from the Chicago Tribune (Rep. I
A fateful chapter In Chicago's eventful history
is closed, the leaf is turned, anil the Hayinarket
monument will hold it down.
Didn’t Know When to Retire.
from the Philadelphia Press (Rep.)
Henry George has shown with vivid dearness
the folly of a man who insists upon remaining
in politics after his boom has gone out.
The Crown Prince’s Throat.
Prom the Missouri Republican (Dem.)
The Crown Prince's throat is now the chief
issue in European polities. Certainly more than
800,000.000 people are affected by its condition.
Upon less than a square inch of larynx depends
the history of the continent for the century.
Stocking a Silver Mine.
’ Prom the Washington Star (Rent.)
The new silver vaults at the Treasury are
nearly doae. The New Zealander who is to sit
on the ruins of the dome at tie eapitol, twenty
centuries hence, and survey ti e beautiful plain
where Washington once stood, will probably
stake out a mining claim between the White
House and Fiiteenth street, unless Congress
tackles the surplus in earnest this winter.
A medico! backed by a spirit hand ought to be
invincible in poker.—Texas Siftings.
The old style men who made the dictionaries
never defined “trust" as conspiracy.— Xew Or
Little Tommy—Ma, wouldn't it be nice if you
had the tootaclihe stead of Bridget?
Sirs. Blueblootl—Why, my son?
Little Tommy Cause you could take your
teeth out; she ran t.—Columbus Spectator.
“Is it true, papa, that New York is a very
wicked city and full of temptations
“Yes, my child, there are 10,000 milliners
there. But perhaps it will be better not to say
anything to your mamma about it ."—Boston
“How is your son getting along in New York,
"I guess he ain’t doin’ as well as he says he is.
He was home t'other day, an’ had on a colored
shirt an’a white collar. I rayther suspect he’s
behind with his washerwoman.’’—Harper’s
Young Mrs. Popinjay, at market for the first
time—Are you sure this chicken isn’t an old
hen ? It feels very tough.
Marketmau I can assure you, ma’am, that
fowl is very young. (Opening bill of the biped)
—See, it hasn’t a single tooth yet.
Mrs. Popinjay takes the hen— Burlington
“Comic right out and say what you mean, Mr
Crimson beak," sail!the boarding house mistress:
“I dislike to have any one ‘make any bones' of
anything at my table."
“It's quite impossible,” replied the young
man, glancing at the fowl just brought in, "to
make bones of something that is bones already."
If you drop your collar botton there is one
sure method of finding it. After you have
hauled the bureau across the room to look un
der it, then replace the furniture and put on a
pair of heavy shoes; start to walk across the
room and before you have taken three steps
you will step on the collar button and smash it
all to pieces.— Dansville Breeze.
Judge B. (with emphasis)—Clara, is that
George fellow coming round here again to
Clara (hopelessly)—l believe so, papa.
Judge B Well, daughter, remember this —
this house closes at 10 sharp, and—
Clara (hastily)—Oh, George will be here be
fore that, papa; please don’t worry.— llaiper's
He was being examined as to his sanity before
a jury, and a great deal of evident# bad been
introduced without proving that his mind was
out of repair. Finally his sister was called upon
for her testimony and was asked; "Do you be
lieve your brother to be insane?"
“Yes, I know he is insane.”
“What proof do you oiler?"
“Best in the world."
“Let us hear it.”
“Why, just yesterday I beard him tell his wife
that she must really get a couple of new dresses
and bonnets ahd not to think of the expense."
An application for his admittance to the asy
lum was made out at on e.—Nebraska State
Where, oh where, has the young man gone
who graduation clothes put on, some time along
the last of May, and owned the whole wide
world fora day? And where is the sweet girl
graduate, who chanted an essay dread with
late, and started out w ith a giggling frown to
turn this old world upside down? And where is
last year’s candidate, who had things fixed tor
this year’s slate? Who carried around, as you’d
believe, a couple of counties in his sleeve? And
where is the scribe with the vaulting will, who
tried a long-telt want to fill, and courted
shekels and renown with a minion paper in a
bourgeois town ? The lad has divided the world
up fair and owns but his own eight-billionth
share; the sweet girl grad, is a grand surprise,
and conquers the world with well-made pies:
the candidate with the deathless "gall’’ is fixing
himself for another fall; while the joumu list
with the haughty crest has gone the way of last
year's nest. So year by year and day by day
the world runs on in the same old way; the hal
loon that’s the biggest round about is the flab
biest rag when the gas is out.— Burdette in
Russell Sage's hair dye is so poor that his
beard has three tints.
Emma Nevada has scored an immense success
in "Soinuambula" at Lisbon.
Paul R a.iok, the distinguished French etcher,
lias returned on his second visit to this couutry.
William Astor. brother of John Jacob Astor,
has given SIOO,OOO to the Protestant Episcopal
The Marquis of Ailesbury and Col. Hughes-
Hallett are both mentioned as "about to visit
America" in some English papers.
Joe Jefferson will not act after the middle
of December. He goes South then and gives
himself up to the art of agriculture.
Archibald Forres is rapidly recovering his
health in Washington, aud will spend the winter
there instead of going further South.
Mrs. W, F. Storey says that for ten years
she accompanied her husband daily to his
Chicago Times office and assisted him in bin
■■cork there, missing only two days in all that
r.i or.NE FiKr.i), the brightest and most pol
ished of the Western humorists, came into a
fortune of $70,000 on attaining his majority and
pent the bulk of it in a gorgeous tour of
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Blaine. Jr., have
tal eu a pretty apartment at 8* East Fifty-fifth
treet. New York. Mrs. Blaine, who, by the
way, seems to get prettier day by day, is an in
veterate matinee goer,
.Mrs. Annie Besant and Mr. Bradlaugh have
parted company so far as editing the .\ational
tinformer is concerned. Mrs. Besant has bo
come an Ultra-Socialist, going far beyond the
exiretriest Radicalism of Jlr. Bradlaugh.
Rear Admiral AVorden, hero of the Monitor
and Merrimae light, is in his 71st year, but does
not look his age. He was retired oil full pay in
iSSti, and as this mean- sii.oDo a year he can
live very comfortably for the rest’of his days.
Georoe Goci.d has just purchased an exquisite
pair of thorough bled carriage horses of faultless
form null |lerfect motion. Their pedigree is un
impeachable. andche/ were bred by Mr. Powell,
of Virginia, the brother-in-law of Mr. A’irgiuius
Dabney, the author of “Dun Miff.”
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“How many drinks of whisky do you average
a day 7" said one gentleman to another aa they
were enjoying n social glass at a well kndwn re
sort ou A ine street yesterday afternoon.
"O, taking the year round. I presume my
average would he about ten a day.’’
“And how tong has this been going on?" was
"Straight along for twenty years, I guess: but
it never hurt me auv.and 1 can attend to my pa
tints ■ he is a professional man) just as well as I
ever could "
“Bui how much whisky, taking your own
statement for it. do you supposeyou have drank
during that time?"
"l‘m sure I don’t know. 1 never thought about
•‘TVcil, let us take another nip and then figure
on it.' and they did. and hero is the result of
“Ten drinks a day would lie seventy drinks a
week, or l ino drinks in u year. In twenty years
i iuif would give the enormous number of f'i.SUO
drinks. Row , the average drink taken in this
country is said to ho sixty to a gallon. Then di
vide the* W,ki)U by sixu. and you will find that
y si have consume I IJild and a fraction gallons.
.Now, there are supposed to be, on an average,
thirty-six gallons to, barrel. Divide 1,218 by
thirty-six. and you find that you have drank
just about thirty-six barrels of the stuff. ’
The old toper looked at the figures and then at
his friend, and then remarked: "Well, let's take
one mots', and then J think I’ll give iuy stomach
a rest for a day or two."
A FEE OF $6,000,000.
How lawyer Williams’ Claim of $ 1
600 Made Him a Many-Millionaira.
FYom the Louisville Courier-Journal.
A young gentleman of prepossessing appear
ance, who is well-known in Louisville society
and is a familiar figure at Alexander's Hotel,
where he is temporarily residing, is Mr. Sherrod
Williams, a w ulthy Californian. Mr. Williams
is bright, gonial and companionable. He has
been in Louisville for several mouths, and as he
is fond of Kentucky his stay here may be said
to be indefinite.
It is entirely natural for the young Califor
nian to love Kentucky and to feel at home here.
His father, Thomas 11. Williams, was a native
of Wayne county, this State, who went to Cali
fornia in 1819. The eider Williams settled in
Virginia City, where he was, after a few years,
elected to the office of Prosecuting Attorney.
Mr. Williams was retained as the
General Attorney for a large min
ing company, whose headquarters were at
Virginia City. This company became
heavily involved, mid was on the verge of
bankruptcy. Mr. Williams learned its condi
tion, and, as ho had a claim of $1,500 against
the company for legal services, he brought suit
and attached its property. His attachment
made him a preferred creditor, and when the
property of the company, consisting solely of
its mines, was sold, Mr Williams purchased it,
bidding no more than the amount of his judg
ment. He secured a perfect title to the prop
erty, but made no attempt to develop or dispose
Years passed away, and Mr. Williams had
been elected to the office of Attorney Gen u al of
California. One day he was approached by a
representative of Hood, Maekav A O’Hrien and
asked if he was not the owner of certain mining
property near Virginia City.
“I am,” said Mr. Williams.
"Do you wish to sell it?” inquired the agent.
"1 do not,” was the reply.
“Will you take SICO,OOO for it?”
“I will not,” returned Mr. Williams, who
knew the difference besween a cowboy and a
"I will give you $2.’0,0C0,” said the agent.
“The property is not for sale,” said Mr. Will
The agent left, but the next day he come back
and offered Mr. Williams $5>)0,0)0 for the prop
erty. The offer was declined.
The negotiations were then taken up by a
member of the firm of Flood, Mackay & O'Brien.
Asa result. Mr. Williams put his property into
the firm, taking in return a big block of stock.
That stock began to fly like a kite. About the
time it was at its highest Mr. Williams sent for
his partners and told them he was going to sell
“If you want them," said he. “you can take
them at regular market quotations." They
wanted them, and they took them. When the
stock had been transferred, the firm of Flood,
Mackay 4 O'Brien gave Mr Williams a check
for $i ; ,000,000. He had waited a good while to
collect his attorney's fee from the insolvent
mining company, but when it did come it was a
It was by very considerable odds the largest
fee ever realized by an attorney in the history
of this country.
Sift MORELL MACKENZIE.
The Eminent Specialist Who Deals
With the German Crown Prince's
From London Vanity Fair.
Three generations ago a Ross-shire Highlander
put a shilling about some part of his person and
set his face across the Scottish border. His
name was Mackenzie, he amassed a good fortune
and his grandson grew into a mad doctor of
much ability but of retiring habits. To this
physican, then living at Leytonstone, England,
there was born, fifty years ago, a son who was
named Morell after an uncle who ]>erished very
creditably in the loss of the Pegasus. Young
Morell was left to run wild in Epping Forest to
an advanced boyhood, but he progressed well
later; took a high degree at tne University of
London; abjured the retiring habits of his
father; screwed a brass plate on his door; and
took to looking down people’s throats for
guineas. His success in private practice was
great and immediate, and in a few years
after setting up he could give to phy
sicians who had been established a lifetime a
score of patients and a beating. He became a
specialist. He wrote books on “Diseases of the
Throat and Nose” and on the “Hygiene of the
Vocal Organs.” He founded the Hospital for
Diseases of the Throat, in Golden Square, ob
tained all the professional honors in general
which throat and nose can give, and became the
special champion of specialism in medicine as
i,:.posed to general routine, in which capacity
he largely developed and amply displayed the
bellicose and controversial predisposition he had
inherited from the original Highlander. A few
months ago he was called in to deal with the
throat of the Crown Prince of Germany, which
had baffled all the German doctors, and this he
has treated with such success that it hat; been
made the occasion for conferring upon him the
distinction of a knighthood. Sir Morell is a
man of wealth, of capacity and of strong indi
viduality. He has long been the physician and
friend of all singers and actors, and he has a
son who is already making a name as a come
dian, He can often see a joke, which is unusual
for a Scotehmau.
A Fated Ship.
From the New Orleans Picayune.
The superstition of sailors is proverbial. A
cablegram from Gibraltar to the Picayune
brings information which most strongly con
firms the force of this superstition of the sea
and how Its forebodings of evil were realized.
last July there was lying at the wharf at the
head of Spain street, in this city, the Austrian
bark Lussignano. She brought a cargo of
Italian marble. Mr. Vincenzo Buja was the
stevedore who was engaged to discharge her
freight, and on July 12, while he was engaged
aloft in rigging some hoisting gear, he fell to
the deck, a distance of 40 feet, and was killed.
Finally, when the vessel was unloaded, she took
on board a cargo of cotton seed oil for Genoa,
where it was to he converted into pure olive oil.
When the ship was ready to sail the crew de
serted ill a body, declaring that having brought
over a cargo of tombstones which bad already
caused the death of a man, the vessel had coma
under evil influences which would cause her de
struction. Anew crew was engaged, and the
bark sailed from this port on Aug. 12. Now,
the telegraph brings the news that she was
burnt at sea, her crew' having been rescued by
the bark Gaspare and brought into Gibraltar
on Oct. 2. Whether the evil omens which the
ignorant sailors lmd professed to recognize had
any significance or not, the vessel at any rate
met the destruction to which she had lieeu
doomed, to the satisfaction of the supoi-stitious
at least. ,
The Practical Joker In Canada.
From the Toronto Olobe.
'1 h?following story has its headquarters at
Clinton: On one of the (ine days of lasi week a
lady came down town to do some shoppiug
She brought her ‘ yearling’' in a baby carriage,
which she left at a certain dry goods store
while she went in to make her purchases. One
of the clerks in the store who knew the mot her
well thought to play a joke. So while she was
busy he went out and wheeled the carriage and
baby into an adjoining store. Though he was
not aware of it the lady had lieen watching his
manoeuvres, and when she was ready to go
home she did so without carriage or babe.
Shortly after “hubby" kicked up high jinks,
and the joker clerk was sent for to take him
away. And as the mother was gone he was
oblige I to wheel baby home, the youngster
howling at the top of his voice nearly I lie
whole of the waj. and advertising the situation
much to the annoyance of the clerk. When lie
reached the guto the mother came out, and her
exclamation was: "Dear me, I forgot a parcel,
difl IV and as she saw the youngster: "Oh, I
thought it was a spool of twist I had forgotten."
It was worse than a spool of twist on the clerk.
The Acrobatic Candidate.
From the boston Courier.
Into the gay saloon he strolled
With free and easy air.
And quickly for the drinks he called
For everybody there.
The glass lie grasped, the band he raised
And said: "Come up, boys, come;”
Then on the crowd lie smiling gazed
And drank success to rum.
He drained his glass, paid for the treat
And then the candidate
Went out and met upon the street
A temperance advocate.
"Ha: ha!" he cried, “give me your fl-
Fin proud to meet a foe
Of rum, a prohibitionist:
The ruin shops, sir, must go!"
The Red-Headed Woman’s Revenge.
From the Minneapolis Journal.
"There, take that," said a red headed female,
as she brought her parasol with a tremendous
whack on the head of an inoffensive-looking
n iddle-aged geuCem&n who sat opposite her in
an outgoing Fourth avenue car last night about
"Madame! 1-ah- 1 don’t understand the n n
son for this. How liare 1 offended you’"
"Don't modame me. sir. You’ve been look
ing around for a white horse ever since 1 got in.
and I want yon to understand tlurt if 1 am red
headed you can't hitch me with a white horse
to make a team. No, sir.”
Alt inoffensive-looking man, with a crushed
derby hat and a woe-begone countenance,
dropped off the rear platform of the car about
a minute later.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Four burglars at Grand Rapids, Mich., were
caught while sleeping in the cellar of a house
which they had robbed
A letter addressed to “Skaarr Eggine” puz
zled the Maine mail-route agents as to its proper
delivery, but an agent solved the mystery by for
warding it to Skowhegau.
There is an unprecedented demand for cider
barrels in Connecticut. All the farmers except
the deacons are making cider, and the deacons
are putting'in a few barrels of vinegar.
The Grand Rabbi of India won first prize a t
the Rothschild wedding In Parts recently for
the greatest show in diamonds. His exhibit
was worn in his turban, and was valued at $250,-
The third cable within four years is about to
be laid on the bridge connecting Newport and
Cincinnati. The cables are used for telephoning,
and the first two were failures because of the
constant cross talk of induction.
The Electric Club, of New York is anew
candidate for social honors in the club world of
the city. The club is social in character and
w ill haVI I all the ordinary accessories of a social
clqh, hut in addition thereto it proposes to raise
the standard of electrical work and will carry
on a theoretical and practical school of instruc
A bouquet of iron flowers over 2 feet high,
consisting of a branch of oak leaves with iron
acorns, surrounded by twigs of laurel and olive,
which are again enclosed by elder blossoms,
lilies of the valley, buttercups, heliotropes, for
get me-nots and other flowers, interspersed
with sprays of fern and maidenhair, was pre
sented by the owners of the lead mine, “Bis
marckshutte," to Prince Bismarck on Ids recent
twenty-fifth anniversary as German Minister.
An ex-sufferer, who says he has never known
it to fail, recommends the following treatment
for cold feet: “Before you retire at night bathe
yottr feet in water at a temperature of about 80°.
Hold them in the water teu mimites. Repeal
this in the morning. The next day make the.
water 5° colder, until it reaches the temperature
of 38°. When you find you can stand that, keep
it up for a fortnight or so, and you will never be
troubled with cold feet again. I have tried it
myself and recommeuded it to about 100 other
sufferers, and it has succeeded every time. It's
worth while trying.”
Rev. John Emory Rounds, principal instruc
tor at the Centenary Biblical Institute for Young
Colored People in Baltimore, and formerly a
prominent member of the New England Con
rerence, and associate editor of Zion's Her
ald, the leading Methodist journal in the East.
has become insane, and was sent to an asylum
Tuesday last. He is a graduate of Wesleyan
University, and is just 50 years of age. He is
one of the best linguists in the country. Some
eighty of his students are now preaching, and
(X) are teachers. He went insane on a hobby—
that of establishing a university in Central
, Florida, which lie fancied he could have en
dowed for $50,000,000.
A certain Oxford professor some years ago
was captured by brigands near Damascus, but
the mild-mannered lienevolence of his appear
ance excited the pity of hiseustodians. Instead
of demanding a ransom front the vice chancellor
they merely stripped their captive of his clothes,
and considerately leaving him a hat, a pair of
boots, and a pair of spibtaeles to cover his
nakedness, bound him on the back of an ass.
with his face to the tail, and drove him back to
the town from which he had too hastily started
Freshmen invited to meet the professor at the
breakfast table are invariably instructed by
their seniors to inquire whether he has ever been
to Damascus, ana what he thinks of that great
It is said that 100 women ride tricycles in
Washington. The smoothness of the streets
makes the work easier than it is anywhere else.
Most of the women have a special costume in
the nature of a riding habit with the train cut
off. Nevertheless it takes them a good while to
get over their nervousness and their self-con
setousness so as to really enjoy their ride. Very
few of them ride in the daytime, although the
most proficient of them ail—the Misses Gal
laudet, the daughters of the President of the
Columbia Institution for Deaf Mutes, never ride
at any other time. These young ladies ride
with perfect ease and grace. They show the
possibilities of the tricycle to perfect ion as they
sweep through the streets on noiseless wings.
Dr. Fhantzel, of Berlin, reporting on the ef
fects of immoderate smoking upon the heart,
says that smoking, as a rule, agrees with per
sons for many years, although by degrees cigars
of a finer flavor are chosen. But all at once,
without any assignable cause, troubles are ex
perieuced with the heart which compel the call
ing in of the doctor. Common cigars are not so
liable to produce these effects as the finer fla
vored ones. Nor can the charge be laid upon
cigarettes, although they produce evils of their
own. The troubles seldom begin till after the
smoker is over 30 years of age, and most usually
attack him at between 60 and 00. While it has
not been determined what it is that makes
smoking injurious, it appears certain that the
efleet does not and epend upon the amount of nico
An autograph collector says that of the Presi
dential autograph letters those of Audrew Jack
son are the rarest and costliest. This is because
he seldom wrote letters—never when he could
help it. The fact that his letters were often
both written and signed by proxy is known to
collectors, and a paper of this sort recently sold
for $3. A full genuine letter is worth from $2 >
upward. Washington's autograph letters come
next in value and rareness. Next come the let
ters of Zachary Taylor, who wrote a bad hand
and had letter. They are worth from SIS to $-35.
Lincoln’s letters erme next in rareness, and
range from sl2 to S3O. Grant's are high-priced,
not because rare, but because they are Grant s.
Arthur’s letters are scarce. They haven’t had
time to find their way into the hands of strangers.
Twenty years from now they will be commoner.
The French fleet at the end of the present
year, according to the London Illustrated News,
will comprise 6 first class ironclads of the new
model, running 14 knots: 17 second class iron
clads, 14 anno-plated cruisers, running 15
knots; 8 torpedo dispatch boats, running 18
knots; 8 armor-plated coast guards, of the Ton
nerre type;, 9 seagoing torpedoes, 8) first and
second class torpedoes. The other vessels, of
no great war utility, are 30 dispatch boats', 10
transports of the < ’aravanc type, 12 transports
of the Annamite typ. 4 t ransports of the Sui t In
type, and 40 gunboats. In 1872 the value of the
French fleet was 223,0C0.000. In 1888 it will ha
worth 392.000.000 viz: 313,000,000 in ships built
and 79,000,000 in shins in construction. In build
ing, repairing and increasing the French fleet
there has been spent within live years the sum
The Coeur d’Alene Sun says: “There was a
sight in Buckskin Gulch yesterday that would
have made the oldest placer miner’s heart leap
with joy. The surface gravel had been washed
off. and the large cut in the jagged bedrock for
over 100 feet was a mass of glittering gold In
places where it had lodged in the crevices it
could be picked up by the spoonful. About a
pint of nuggets, from S2O to SSO in weight
were picked up in the forenoon by Charles Dud
ley, and about twenty pounds of gold had al
ready been taken to the bank, which had been
scorn led out of the pit-holes. No very large
pieces hail been found—the largest would proba
bly not go over three ounces. The clean-up
which will probably take two or three days vet
to make complete, will be by far the largest
ever made in the camp. It "is estimated to
reach fifty pounds, or in the neighborhood of
In practice at the present time, the running of
electric cars, says an expert, requires no more
intelligence or skill than the running of horse
cars, and the electric current, with continuous
conduction on lines using a few cars, need not
be of such tension as to endanger human life
•'<oo volts being sufficient. With the storage bat
tery system the tension of the current is so low
180 volts being sufficient, that no shock what
ever could be experienced by a man taking
through bis body tin- whole current required to
propel the car. The term "storage batteries"
so generally in use, is apt to give a wrong im
pression. no electricity whatever being stored or
contained within them, for in charging the bat
teries a chemical action is forced to lake place
and when this chemical action is allowed to re
verse itself, electricity is generated thereby
rile car motor immed ately uses this, and when
* niotor is stopped, the cb#*mical notion nnd
therefore the generation of electricity coases.
In 1808 George I). Prentice sketched a pen
picture of George Francis Train as follows: "A
locomotive run off the track, turned upside
down, with the cow-catcher buried in a stump,
and the wheels making a tho -and revolutions a
minute. A kite in the air that has i, .gt its tan. a
human novel without a hero, a man who , i n>bs
a tree for a bird's nest out on a limb and in order
to get it saws off the limn la-tween himself and
, A ship without n rudder, a clock with
out hands tut arrow shot into the air, a sermon
ill! )''*!•! a pantomime of words, the
apotheosis of talk, the incarnation of gab; hand
some, vivacious, muscular, neat as a cat, clean
'/’ i l '', n ‘ tt, ; ro ' v ' a J'Kfc*-' and (feet of clothes,
frugal m food, and regular only in habits. ,
noonday mystery, a solved conundrum, a cipher
hunting tor it figure to pass for something, with
he bramsof twenty men in his head all pulling
in. different directions. Not bad as to heart
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