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THE WEDDING RING.
A HISTORY OF THIS SYMBOL OF
Variety of Materials-Changes of Fash
ion Something About Precious
Stones—A Few Superstitions.
The wedding ring is made the suhject of
an article by Dr. McNally, in the Popular
Science Monthly for November. Of all the
ornaments with which vanity, superstition
and affection have decorated the human
form, few have more curious bits of history
than the finger ring. All other ornaments
must be laid aside at some time or another
for various reasons; or mutilation is neces
sary—the ear must be bored, the nose
pierced, or the lips or cheek& slit, and after
the completion of these surgical operations
the ornament is generally inconvenient, and
sometimes even painful. In direct contrast
with other ornaments of its kind is the Unger
ring. It is seldom lost, for it need not be
taken off; requires no preparatory mutila
tion of the body, is not cumbersome or pain
ful, is always in view, a perpetual reminder
either of the giver or of the purpose for
which it is worn. To these reasons the
writer ascribes the popularity of the finger
ring, the invention of which is traced in
Hebrew tradition to Tubal-Cain, the “in
structor of every artificer in brass and iron.”
The barbaric lover, like the swain of civi
lized and modern days, “for the purpose of
a love-gift could find nothing more suitable
titan the ring. And when the agonies of
courtship finally settled into the steady
troubles of matrimony it was not remarka
ble that this token of affection should re
main on the finger of the bride, or be re
moved to be succeeded by another of simi
Continuing, the writer says: The uses of
1 he finger ring have been many and diverse.
Originally purely for ornament, it became
l he signet for kings and a warrant for their
messengers: to civil officers it was once an
emblem of office, and to ecclesiastics an in
dispensable portion of the Episcopal cos
tume. It was once worn by physicians to
prevent contagion, and by patients to cure
disease; the timorous wore it as a charm
against evil spirits, and the ambitious clung
to it as a talisman, giving the wearer suc
cess over his enemies. But as a love-token
and a symbol of marriage the use of the
ring is so general, and of so long standing,
as to dwarf into insig ifieance its employ
ment in all other directions.
A FACTOR IN THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY.
At what period it came to bo used as a
recognized factor in the marriage ceremony
it is impossible to say. The writer says:
“The Hebrews user! it in very early ages,
and probably borrowed the custom from
the Egyptians, among whom the wedding
ring was known—a circle, in the language
of hieroglyphics, being the symbol of
eternity, and the embodiment of the circle
readily symbolizing the hypothetical dura
tion of wedded love. The Greeks used wed
ding rings, so did the Romans, both putting
them on the forefinger—by the way, a
practice followed by the mediaeval
painters, many of whom represent the
Virgin’s ring on her forefinger. In the East,
where the popular estimate of woman is
low, the use of the wedding ring has not
been common, though occasionally a
favorite wife or an Oriental monarch would
receive from her master a ring as a mark of
his favor. The conclusion, therefore, is
>afe that with increase of respect for the in
stitution of marriage conic also increased
respect for and use of the ring as a token of
During a part of the middle ages custom
demanded that the wedding ring should cost
as much as the bridegroom could afford to
pay, and there are records in Germany and
France of large investments made in this
way. The revulsion brought us the plain
gold circlet of to-day.
MATERIALS AND STYLES OF THE RINGS.
The materials of which the wedding rings
have been made are as diverse as the nations
which have used the lings. The British
Museum shows rings of bone and hard
wood found in the Swiss lakes; an ivory
ring from an Egyptian tomb: an iron ring
once worn by a Roman matron, and rings
of bone, ivory, copper, brass, lead, tin,
silver, gold, and some of a composite of sev
eral of these metals, the inscriptions or de
signs of which make it certain that they
were wedding rings.
The use of such a variety of materials in
wedding rings docs not indicate changes of
fashion, for these collections arc from many
different lands. Still there is no doubt that
fashion sometimes iiad an influence in de
termining the style and material of the ring.
For instance, during the sixteenth century
the proper wedding ring of France consisted
of several links joined so as to seem but one,
and during the palmy days of astrology the
horoscopes of both contracting parties "were
sometimes indicated in the setting of
the ring. Wedding rings were also often
made with a cavity to contain medical
preparations to restore health or avert evil.
After the Crusades had set Europe in a
flame the practice of wearing a ring in
which was set a fragment of the true cross
became common in France, Germany and
England. Ass-hoof rings w ere at one time
popular in Spain as a cure for epilepsy, and
such a ring (made, it is said, from the hoofs
of the ass that carried Christ into .Jerusalem)
was used in a wedding near Madrid in 1881.
ABOVT PRECIOUS STONES.
When precious stones were used t he domi
nance of fashion was absolute, and was tixcd
by the month In which the child was born.
Tf in January, the stone was a carnet, bi -
lievcd to have the power of winning the
wearer friends wherever she went. If in
Feb: uarv. her ring was set with an ame
thyst, which not only promoted in her tbo
quality of sincerity, but protected her from
poison and from slanderous tongues. The
blood-stone was in March, making her wise
and enabling her with patience to bear
domestic cares; the diamond for April,
beeping her heart innocent and pure so l ing
as she wore the gem. An emerald for May
made her a happy wife, while an agate for
June gave her health and protection from
fairies and ghosts. If born in July the
stone was a ruby, which tended to
keep her free from jealousy of her
husband; while in August the sardonyx
made her happy in the maternal relation.
In September a sapphire was tin; proper
stone, it preventing quarrels between tin
wedded pair; in October a carbuncle was
chosen to promote her love of home. The
November-born bride wore a topaz, it hav
ing tin gift of making her truthful and
obedient to her husband; while in I>ci em
ber the turquois insured her faithfulness.
Among the German country folk the last
named stone is to the present day used ns a
netting for the betrothal ring, and, so long
as it retains its color, it is believed to indi
cate the constancy of the wearer.
This fanciful notion originated in Italy,
and soon spread to France. It is recorded
that French bridegrooms often pre-ented
their brides with twelve rings, in oilier to
insure a variety of good qualities. How -
ever. the use of several rings at the mar
riage has often been known. “Four rings
placed on her hand at her marriage, could
not keep Mary Stuart faithful to Daruley.
and the annuls of European courts record
many instances similar, both as to the rings
and to the result. The Greek church uses
two rings, one of gold, the other of silver,
while in some districts of Spain and Portu
gal three rings are placed, one at a time, on
the fingers of the bride as the words ‘ln
1 be name of the Father, and of the Son, and
ol the Holy Ghost’ arc pronounced. ”
HOW TO WEAR THE RING.
Fashion has also determined the finger oil
which the ring shall bo worn. In the time
of Elizabeth tlie wedding ring was worn on
the left tliuiub; in the time of Charles 11. it
was placed oil the forefinger, and occasion
ally on the third finger, and by the time
when George I. came to the throne the third
linger was recognized as its proper place.
An English work on etiquette published in
i 752 sgys it i s f or th o bride to choose on
which finger the wedding ring shall
be placed. “The British Apollo, however,
decides the proper place o: the ring to be
the fourth finger, not because it is nearer
the heart than the others, but because on it
the ring is less liable to injury The same
authority prefers the left hand to the right.
The right hand is the emblem of authority,
the left of submission, and the position of
the ring on the left hand of the bride indi
cates her subjection to her jusband. A
curious exception to the rule placing the
ring on the left hand is, however, seen in
the usage of the Greek Churcl* which puts
the rings on the right hands.”
In many districts of Great Britain it is
believed that a marriage is n*t binding un
less a ring be used, and jewebrs frequently
hire rings to peasants, to be returned after
the ceremony j while in certain parts of
Ireland there is a belief that the ring must
be of gold. The writer says
Blessing the ring gives it no small share
of sanctity, and old missals contain explicit
directions as to the manner in which this
ceremony must be carried out. In the
church service as performed in the villages
of England the ring is frequently placed in
the missal, the practice being, no doubt, a
relic of the blessing once thought indispen
sable. The German peasant women con
tinue to weai- the wedding ring of the first
husband even after a second marriage, and
a recent book of German travels mentions a
peasant wearing at one time the wedding
rings of four “late lamenteds.”
It is not strange that numerous super
stitious should cluster about the ring, many
of which ore too well known to require repe
tition, and which, while not believed in this
day and generation, are still “thought of”
when any accident befalls this symbol of
matrimony—the wedding ling.
UNCLE SAM’S BARGAIN.
The Forgotten Purchas a of Two West
From Scribner's Magazine.
In January, 1805, both President Lincoln
and Secretary Seward caused the desire of
this government to purchase the provinces
in the West Indies to be made known to
Denmark, and in May, ten months after the
proposition was received. Count Frijs com
municated to Minister Yeaman that the
Danish government declined the American
offer of $5,000,000, but would cerlo all the
provinces to the United States for $15,000-
000, the transfer of Santa Cruz to depend
on the consent of France—the last in accord
ance witli a treaty stipulation of two
hundred years’ standing—of two of the
islands for $10,000,000, providing the inhab
itants would freely and formally consent,
by ballot, to the change of allegiance. This
proposition was met with un offer from the
United States of $7,500,000 for the three
islands, which offer was declined by Den
mark, and again amended by the "United
States to an offer of the same sum for the
islands of St. Thomas and St. John —leaving
Santa Cruz, which is an agricultural island,
and not specially desirable as a port of the
naval station, out of the question. The two
governments differed as to the expediency
of postponing the transaction until such
time as the concurrence of the inhabitants
had been secured, and Secretary Seward,
while declining to have the stipulation
which Denmark claimed inserted in tlie
treaty, instructed Mr. Teaman to say that
permission would be granted the inhabitants
to leave the island within two years after
the annexation, if they preferred then
original allegiance: and he also inclosed a
draft of such a convention as would bo
acceptable to the United States.
But Count Frijs made the consent by vote
of the islanders the sine ova non of transac
tion. The principle of allowing nr compell
ing a people to express a preference in ques
tions of this sort originated with Bonaparte,
and the exceptional practice of it was intro
duced into modern transactions by Napoleon
111., when France acquired Nice and Savoy.
Prussia, by way of conciliating France,
consented, in the treaty of Gastien, that a
like provision might be resorted to in allow
ing the North Schleswigers to vote for or
against a return to Danish allegiance, and
Denmark retained hopes that a retrocession
of a portion of Schleswig might be obtained
by an expression there of the popular will.
It became, cousequently. a question of
national dignity and political import that
the King should allow an equally frank ex
pression of his West Indian subjects liefore
consenting to an irrevocable disposition of
the fealty. In the light of these circum
stances, the United States could not with
hold assent to the measure, and finally
agreed to the stipulation, adhering to the
offer of $7,500,000 for the two islands.
Qualifications of a Dakota Legislator.
From the Chicago Tribune.
“Did I understand you to say that you
lived in Dakota? - ’ inquired a Chicago man
of a tall and solemn stranger who was
seated in front of him on a train.
“Yes, sir; I reside there,” replied the
“An old schoolmate of mine went out
there,” continued the Chicago man, “and
I understand lias got into public life to a
considerable extent. AV. 11. Bledsoe is his
“O, ves, I am well acquainted with him
—the Hon. Bill Bledsoe our people call
“Making a success of it?”
“Well, hardly; though he has heeu in the
Legislature a couple of terms, and has had a
“Not cut out for a leader in a law-making
body, 1 should judge?”
No; O, no; decidedly not, not iu Dakota,
at any rate. He plays a very poor game of
“Yes: remarkably poor. The first session
the President of the Council mid Chairman
of the Judiciary Committee cleaned him out
of about $1,500, and his constituents put up
the amount to save trouble. Ho got elected
the second time on the issue of being able to
win back the money and refund it to the
voters of his district.”
“Did he succeed? ”
“No; on the contrary, he lost more than
before. Tbe Speaker of the House and
Chairman of the Committee on Schools and
Colleges claimed it was their turn, and so
they, together with one or two more of ns,
got'him into a game and won £I,OOO from
him before midnight. I suppose I might
say that wo played the cards very close to
our er—jiersons that night.”
“You are also a member of the Legisla
ture, then?"’ ,
“Me? No, lam not a Member —I am no
politician. But," and there was a faint
touch of honest pride iu his voice as he
said it. “I have been Chaplain of the
Dakota legislature for the lust twelve
Dishonesty aud Cruelty in Morocco.
,/. T. Ailing in Sonemher Coempolitan.
Notwithstanding this colossal imperial
peculation, private enterprise in the same
direction is visited with summary punish
ment. The Suita-'desires a monopoly. A
thief—not an official—is punished by having
his hand cut off at the wrist, which is
plunge! into a jiot of boiling pitch, in order
to cauterize the wound and prevent fatal
bleeding. The bastinado is used on the
slightest provocation. Not long ago the
keeper of the prison was asked by an Ameri
can traveler, whom for some reason he was
anxious topleaso, what this punishment, of
the bastinado was like. Tho answer was
that he should see for himself. In a few
minutes a man was brought in, fastened to
the floor face downward, and terribly 1 tea ten
upon the upturned soles of bis bare feet.
The screams and entreaties of the poor
wretch were so heartrending that our coun
tryman interfered and- lagged for mercy,
when the punishment was immediately
St< ‘- , shat has this man done?” said he to the
‘ ■ Nothing,” was the reply.
“Then wlmt are you whipping him for r
was the anmzed question, which was an
swered in a tone of equal astonishment,:
“Why, didn’t you ask to see a man bar
tinadoed 1” , . , . ,
They bad gone into the street, seized a
passer-bv. and severely whipped an inoffen
sive man merely to gratify the curiosity of
an amiable foreigner.
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(t REAT BiG HARNESS and i arriagoSponges
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r|p}v parties or for the parents who placed
the body of a mulatto child on our premises,
corner Huntingdon and West Broad streets.
jn o/v REWARD - T have recovered two of
JOv the missing volumes of tbe bound files
of the Monxixci News. Tbe following are still
July to December, 1860.
July to December, IS6I.
July to December, 1862.
The volumes are undoubtedly id this city,
prohablv in some law office, as lawyers are gen
eratly the borrowers of our files. There is $lO
waiting for the return of each or any of the
above volumes, 'and no questions asked.”
J. H. ESTILL.
\LWAIYB IN THE LEAD. The Famous
Wilson Cabinet Photo is reduced to Two
Dollar:; and Fifty Oonts a dozen. AU work
finished lu the highest style of the art.
J. N. WJLHON. 21 Bull street.
IJ HOTODRA PITS of burning wreck and other
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ready at WILSON'S, corner Broughton and
BOARDING.— No. IS Abercorn street, corner
of st. Julian Handsomely furnished rooms
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Softeos Leather and Makes Rubber Belting
Thin (rect?e effectually prevents slipping, ren
dors the belta adhesive, heavy and pliable and
will add one third to the power of the belt.
Its use enables the belt to do run loose and
have same power.
—for sale nr—
DALE, DIXON * CO.,
J. AV. TYNAN
and many others,
COTTON SEED WANTED.
Per Bushel (sl2 per ton; paid for good
Delivered in Carload Lots at
Southern Colton Oil Cos. Mills
TYirc subject lo change unless notified of ac
ceptance for certain quantity to bo shipped by a
future date. Address nearest mill as above.
'WATCHES AMi JEWELRY.
THE CHEAPEST i’LACE TO UUY
Such as DIAMONDS, FINE STERLING SIL
VERWARE, ELEGANT JEWELRY,
FRENCH CLOCKS, etc., is to be found at
A. L. Desbouillons,
?1 BULL STREET,
tli rola ascot for the celebrated ROCKFORD
RAILROAD WATCHES, and who also
makes a specialty of
18-Karat Wedding Rings
AND THE FINEST WATCHES.
Anything you buy from him beiusf warranted
Opera Glasses ill <~-ost.
PRINTER ANI) BOOK HI N D KR.
1831. FIFTY-THREE YEARS-1881
At (lie Bu'iliichs, and up
with (lie Music all ttie Time.
GEO. X. NICHOLS,
Everything complete for (lie
Best Work. No Mloucby work*
iucu. fio poor work.
AUCTION SALES TO-DAY.
Sale 3 Horses, 1 Drag, l Boggy, Fur
BY J. MCLAUGHLIN & SON.
THIS DAY, AT 11 O’CLOCK,
One TOP BUGGY, one DRAG,
Three HORSES, HARNESS, etc.
Some fine FURNITURE, CHINA, GLASS
WARE, GAS STOVE, TABLES, CHAIRS, BU
REAUS, BEDSTEADS, MATTRESSES, MIR
ROR, CROCKERY, TEA SET, BOOK CASE, 3
STOVES, 1 RANGE.
The above removed to our warehouse for con
venispco of sale.
-1 -case GUNS, Double-barreled and Single
Breech Loaders, together with some goods uot
called for of the Dessoug sale.
Administrator’s Sale of Land.
YET ILL be wild before the Court Hour* door at
* Trader's Hill, Charlton county, Georgia,
on the FIRST TUESDAY IN DECEMBER, lifer,
within the legal hours of snle. the real estate of
the late HARVEY W. LATHROP, situated in
said county of Charlton, to wit: Lota of land
numbers fifty-seven, three hundred and seventy
six, one hundred and two, eighty-one, otghty
three, three hundred and twenty-one, two hun
dred and thirty-five, one hundred and twenty
one, amt twentv-Heven In the First district; also,
lots numlx-rs ninety-five, two hundred and four,
amt one hundred and thirty-three in the Second
district of said county of Charlton, each lot
containing 100 acres, more or less. To be sold
under an order from the Court of Ordinary of
Pulaski county, Georgia, for the purpose of pay
iug debts andmakiagdistrilmtion. Termscasn.
W C. BRUCE,
Administrator de boats non.
NovKMBEn 10, 1887,
( t EORGIA, Chatham Cot sty. In Chatham
* Superior Court. Motion to establish lost
To Isaac I>, Laßocbe, Henry Love, Abraham
Bucket . L Franklin Dozier. Win K. Dozier,
Thomas B. Dozier, Bona Dozier, Nina Dozier
l’ressley. Blanche E. Ciioppin, Arthur
D. t 'hopple, G.-orgo R. Beard, Emma Estelle
Hodgson, Mary L. Hodgson, Agnes it Hodg
son, George H. Hodgson, and Joseph C. Hodg
ELIZABETH A. RIEEY having presented to
me a petition Jn writing, wherein she alleges
that u certain deed toiots Nos 11 anil 12 ip
Stephen ward, In the city of Savannah, was
made by ISAAC I) LaROCHK and SAMUEL P.
BELL, acting as Commissioners under n decree
In equity in Chatham Superior Court, wherein
you were parties, or are representatives
of parties, or are Interested adversely to
her title to said lots of land, which said deed, a
copy of w hich in substance is attached to said
petition and duly sworn to, bears date the 9th
day of June, 1800. and the original of w hich
deed said petitioner claims has hcon lost or de
stroyed, and sbe wishes said copy established
in lieu of said lost, original. You are hereby
commanded to show cause, if any you can. at
the uext Superior Court to lie held In and for
said countv on the FIRST MONDAY IN DE
CEMBER Is EXT, why said copy deed should
not be established In lieu of the lost or destroyed
And it further appearing that some of you,
to wit: Abraham flacker, L. Franklin Dozier,
Wm. E. Dozier, Thomas B. Dozier, Bona Dozier,
Nina Dozier Pressley, Blanche E. Chopplu, Ar
thur B. Cboppln, George R. Board, Emma Es
telle Hodgson, Mary L Hodgson, Agnes B.
Hodgson, George H. Hodgson and Joseph C.
Hodgson reside outside of the State of Georgia,
It is therefore further ordered that, you so re
sesiding outside of the State of Georgia be
served by a publication of said rule nisi for
three months before the next term of said court
to wit: Three months before the FIRST MON
DAY IN DECEMBER NEXT in the Savannah
Morning News, a public gazelle of this Stats,
published in this county.
Witness the Honorable A. P. Apams. Judge
of said Court, this 27th day of August, A. D.
1887. BARNARD E. BEE,
R. R. RICHARDS,
Attorneys for Petitioners
A true copy of the original rule nisi issued in
the above case. BARNARD E. BEE,
Clerk S, C„ C. C.
PETITIONS FOB INCORPORATION.
PETITION FOR INCORPORATION.
/ ’ EORGIA. Chatham Cowry.—To the SU
IT perior Court of said County: The petition
of A. LEFFLER, EDWARD LOVELL, H. A.
PALMER, 111 FI S K. LESTER, H. H. HULL,
JOHN SCHWARZ, SAMUEL P. HAMILTON.
.1. H. ESTILE, J J. DALE, GEO. B. CLARKE
and T. 11. WILLIAMS respectfully showeth
that they desire, for themselves aud for such
other persons ns may be associated with them,
to bo incorporated tinder the name and style of
-THE SAVANNAH COLD STORAGE AND
ICK. MANUFACTURING COMPANY.”
That the object of their association and Ihe
particular business they propose to carry on is:
First. Tin* storage of goods on consignment
and the sale of the same on commission, and a
general warehouse business.
Second. The manufacture and sale of ice.
That the amount of capital to be employed by
them in said business, actually paid in, la fifty
thousand dollars, and they desire tho privilege
of increasing tbo capital stock of sold company
from time to time to such sum or sums not to
exceed one hundred thousand dollars as they
from time to time may determine, the said stock
to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars
That the place of doing business of Raid cor
poration will be Chatham county, Georgia, with
its principal office in the city of Savannah, In
That they desire to be incorporated as afore,
said for the term of twenty year*, with the
privilege of renewal at the expiration of said
term, with power to purchase, own, lease and
occupy lands, buildings, ways, rights, ease
ments’, wharves, machinery, steam engines, live
stock, cars, carts nnd other vehicles, and other
real estate and personal property, and rights
and privileges, and to sell, mortgage, sublet or
convey the same ot* any part or parcel thereof
with the appurtenances, and to re-invest at
pleasure, to make by-laws not inconsistent with
the laws of the land, to have and to use a cor
porate seal, tohorrow money and to Iksuo oblige
lions nr bonds t herefor and to secure the sane*
by deed, mortgage or otherwise: to sue and to
be sued in its corporate name, to enter into con
tracts and to employ agents and servants, and
generally to have, enjoy and exercise the cor
porate powers and privileges incident to private
corporations for bodiless purposes as prescribed
by the law s of Georgia.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that they
and thrir associates may Is* Incorporated for
the purposes aforesaid for the term and with
the pow*ers aforesaid
Ann [petitioners w ill move the court for an
order of incorporation at the next December
term of the Superior Court of ( hat ham county
to be held on the first Monday, being the fifth
day of December, 1887.
LESTER & RAVENEL,
Petitioner* - Attorneys.
Petition for Incorporation filed in office and
recorded this 3d day of October, A. D. 18f*7.
BARNARD E. BEE,
Clerk S. C., C. C.
Statu or Gkoroia, Chatham Comrrr, )
(T.ekx's Ofkht. SrrKßioa ContT. f
I, Barnard E. Bee, Clerk of said Superior
Court, do certify that the foregoing is a true
extract from the .Minutes of said court, and
that the same was filed and recorded on this 3d
day of October, A. I>. 1887.
BARNARD E. BEE.
Choice Mixed Pickles and
Chow Chow by the quart.
Rock Candy, Drip Syrup,
and a first-class stock of Staple
and Fancy Groceries, at
Mutual Co-Operative Association,
UAiCi.ii.il iIXO BKOWGIiTON ST. LAKE.
C. n. DOItSETT’S COLUMN.
A lot of second-hand ma
terial, consisting of Sash
Doors, with ground and col
ored glass. Transoms, Sashes,
Steam Heaters, Corner and
Square Stationary Basins, Gas
Fixtures, Sky Lights, Locks.
Slop Pails and Keelers, Bed
Springs, Bell, Clock, Summer
Chairs (patent), Kocker.
2 Wheeler and Wilson
Ingrain Carpet, Phaeton,
Crockery, Coal Stove,
TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE.
Parlor Set, Rosewood and
Rep, Walnut Bureau, Bed
stead, Chairs and Rocker,
Whatnot, all good furniture.
A few good Pictures in ele