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THFBSDAY. KOVMBTO 24, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings —St. Patrick's T. A. B. Society; Zer
uhbabel l.odge No. 15, F. & A. M.
Special Notices —Savannah Rifle Association;
as to Closing of S-. F. and W. Ry. ; Turkey for
Lunch at Graham's; For Clerk of Superior
Court, Jas. K. P. Carr; Notice, John Derst:
Schreiner, the Importer, Opens a Second Toy
Store; As to Crew of Swedish Bark Olof Gins;
Oyster Roast at Byers’. Thunderbolt.
Amusements— Templeton Ojiera Company at
Legal Notice— As to Demands Against Es
Thanksgiving Schedule—Coast Lino Rail
Thanksgiving at Thunderbolt— M. J. Doyle,
Proprietor Thunderbolt Park Course.
Pianos, Organs, Tuning and Repairing—
Eleoant Styles of Fine Furniture— A. J.
Miller & Cos.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Lost or Stolen; Miscellaneous.
Hotels— Pulaski House. Savannah, Ga.
The Importer —Schreiner, 140 Congress street.
Thanksgiving —L. & B. S. M. 11.
Liquors, Etc.—A. H. Champion.
Eleven women, who voted in the reoent
elections in New York State will be prose
The composition of juries in Jacksonville
does not appear to be satisfactory to all the
cit izens in that city.
M. Wilson will rank with Mitkiewicz and
Kissane when the French Chamber of Depu
ties gets through with him.
It is probable that the wounds received
in the prohibition fight at Atlanta will not
heal for many a day after the election.
Reforc you eat your Thanksgiving turkey
and pumpkin pie, remember the poor. If
you do you will have a better appetite for
According to representatives of the Yale
Hiul Princeton college foot ball teams, the
best college athletes are Christians, and
their favorite game a sort of a muscular
The assertion that Cardinal Mazzella had
officially examined and approved the works
of Henry George on behalf of the Catholic
church has been denied authoritatively by
that official, who adds that he has not ex
The two convict companies who were re
cently fined $2,500 each, for violations of
the law relating to convicts, have, it seems,
concluded to furnish the money within the
time mentioned by the Governor. They
are not anxious to lose their contracts.
The statement in the New York Sun that
Allen Thorndike Rice had won $250,000
from Pierre Lorillard at the Union Club in
a game of cards again calls public attention
to the greatest objection to “club life” so
popular in the North. Although “gam
bling” is prohibited in all first class clubs, it
is nevertheless a well-known fact that big
stakes are played for nightly in every New
York club, and that thousands of dollars
change hands over card tables at a single
In an article on the “Church and Circus”
P. T. Barnurn recalls the fact that fifty-one
years ago at Lenox, Mass., he had an expe
rience similar to that of Emma Abbott, yet
he doubts whether that lady was justified
in arising in church and defending the stage
against the attack of the preacher. But
Barnum consoles himself with the assurance
that both the church and the circus are bet
ter to-day than they wore fifty years ago
the church has gained in liberality, the cir
cus in morality.
The gray-haired Danish author, P. C.
Binding, who was found dead in his bed in
New York Saturday, was at one time quite
n noted man. He came to this country to
establish a branch of a Danish church, of
which he was an ordained minister, but fail
ing in this he devoted himself to literary
work and for a while was professor of Scan
dinavian languages in Columbia College,
New York. He also devoted much time to
translating Danish works, and many of his
productions are considered masterly efforts.
The “express war” will undoubtedly re
sult in the organization of an “express
trust,’’and the entire business of the country
will be placed under the absolute control of
an executive committee, or board of some
kind. This would mean an advance in
rates, largely increased profits and a pleas
ant time generally for the express men.
What is the objection to organizing a soci
ety of trusts? The sugar trust, the
lumber trust, the rubber trust, the petro
leum trust, the coal combination, the Bes
semer Steel Association, the Standard Oil
Company, and many other powerful mon
opolies would undoubtedly gladly enter
an association of trusts.
Mr. Parnell, th j Irish leader, in an inter
view in London, is quoted as saying: “Re
specting the general situation, I may say
that in my judgment a more feeble or inert
government never held the reins in Ireland.
They are teaching Irishmen a most disas
trous lesson by their bungling incapacity,
teaching that the law may be successfully
defied.” In support of this statement Mr.
Parnell calls attention to the fact that the
coercive measures which the government is
attempting to enforce are being successfully
defied by thousands of members of the sup
pressed branches of the leaguo and by every
Nationalist newspaper editor in Ireland. The
offenses against the coercion act, he points
out, have increased one hundred fold under
the present “firm and resolute” policy
which tbq Tories claim to be carrying into
A Financial and Mental Wreck.
| The story of the mental and financial
! condition of ex-Senator Jones, of Florida,
j which appears in our dispatches this morn
i ing, is a sad one, and will carry sorrow to
many hearts in Florida and other parts of
the country where he has friends. If it
were not for the kindness of a friend, to
whom he rendered a special service when he
was honored and prosperous, he would be a
beglJkr upon the streets of Detroit. He is a
mental wreck, and unable to take care of
himself. Hud it been known when he de
serted his seat in the United States Senate
many months ago, and went to Detroit, that
he was suffering from a mental trouble, the
jokes which subsequently appeared in the
newspapers concerning him and his affairs
would never have been written. He
had a big heart, which responded
promptly to the call of suffering. He
made friends wherever he went, for
it was liis nature to be gentle and kind. If
he had enemies they were not of his making.
Only those who envied his success could
have harliored bitter feelings with regard
to him. The honors which came to him (lid
not make him vain and unapproachable,
nor did ambition make him indifferent to
those social amenities which contribute so
much to human happiness.
When Senator Jones went to Detroit it
was understood that he was in pursuit of a
wealthy lady whom he desired to marry. It
was stated that his attentions were not
agreeable to her, and the fact that he re
fused to cease pressing his suit was the oc
casion of innumerable witieisms at his ex
pense. It was not thought at first that his
mind was diseased, but later on the impres
sion became strong that he was not mental
ly sound. The disposition to ridicule him,
then gave place to a feeling of pity, and
deep regret was felt that a career that
promised so much should be ending so
Whatever Senator Jones accomplished in
life was due to his own unaided exertions.
He started in life as a mechanic and pursued
his trade while he read law. His success at
the bar was due probably more to his
natural ability and his excellent judgment
than to his knowledge of the law. Ho reach
ed the United States Senate through a com
bination of circumstances that may never
occur in any State again. Although his
election to that high position was something
of an accident, he proved himself to be well
able to fill it, and while he may not have
stood in the front rank of Senators, his place
was not far from it. Those w'ho knew him
well, and recall the hearty, kindly voice
and manner with which he greeted his
friends and acquaintances, will read the an
nouncement that he is a lunatic and beggar
The Board of Health of Darien decided
some days ago, not to continue quarantine
at their port during the w-inter season.
Quarantine will doubtless be established
again on May 1, of next year. In the mean
time about the only protection Darien will
have against the introduction of infectious
and contagious diseases, will be that af
forded by the pilots, who are instructed not
tq bring into that port any vessel from a lo
cality where infectious or contagious dis
eases prevail if the vessel have sickness on
board. No port physician will be employed
at Doboy, but if there is need of one there
at rny time, one will be sent from Darien
to perforin such duties as may be required
The Board of Health of Darien was not, it
seems, a unit in removing all quarantine re
strictions except such as can be enforced
through the pilots, and it is a question
whether the board’s action is wise. Cholera
is prevailing,in Europe and there is doubt
less yellow fever and small-pox at some of
the ports with which Darien has commer
If Darien should have the misfortune to
have two or three cases of a disease re
garded as infectious or contagious within
her limits before the season for regular
quarantine begins, quarantine would doubt
less be established against her very promptly.
Cold weather is not much protection against
cholera, and it should be guarded against
about as carefully in winter as in summer.
The expense of keeping a quarantine officer
at Doboy until next May would not be a
great deal, but the loss which Darien would
suffer would be very considerable if she
should be quarantined.
Gambling in the Clubs.
Two big scandals in New York, in which
prominent society men are interested, have
been before the public during the last week.
They are the story that Allen Thorndyke
Rice won from Pierre Lorillard $250,000 at
a game of poker in the Union Club rooms
and the expulsion of Col. Gebhard from the
New York Club. Both of those scandals
bring prominently liefore the public tl e
fact that gambling is indulged in to a great
extent at club houses. Both Mr. 11(1*0 and
Mr. Lorillard deny the accuracy of the story
with which their names have been connected.
The row in the New York club which led to
the expulsion of Col. Gebhard was caus< and
by the statement of the Colonel that anoth
er member of the club bad “cheated at a
game of cards.” The gentleman thus ac
cused, who was, by the way, one of the
most influential members of the club, caused
the reconsideration of a bill of Col. Geb
bard’s against the club. The Secretary of
the club was instructed to requast that gen
tleman to refund part of the money paid
him, as the bill was pronounced unjust. The
squabble was carried into the courts
and kicked out again, and finally the
Colonel caused the arrest of the Secretary
on the charge of blackmail. The
charge, however, was dismissed and
the contest was brought to a closo by the
expulsion of Col. Gebhard from the club.
The evil influence which such scandals huvo
will long lie felt by every club in the city of
At the funeral of John J. Breslin, the
Irish patriot, in New York, there was a
noteworthy incident that may prove very
important to the supporters of the Irish
cause in this country. Leaders of both fac
tions of the Clan-ua-Gael, the Irish revolu
tionary party, met on this occasion and
over the grave of the dead patriot the first
steps toward a reconciliation and a reor
ganization of the divided society were
taken. It will be remembered that after
the last Presidential campaign it was
charged that the funds of the order had
been used in supporting Blaine, and a large
faction of the association withdrew. Repre
sentatives of the kicking element are now
examining the matter carefully, and it is
announced that the differences will shortly
be amicably settled.
If women could vote at the election in
Atlanta Saturday, prohibition would be
carried by a rousing majority. It is prob
able that it will be carried anyhow.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1887.
Several Philadelphia capitalists, among
them Hamilton Disston, John L. Hill and
Daniel McClurth, are at present in South
Florida looking after tin* large interests they
have there, and preparing to make other in
vestments. They have started anew town
on Lake Tohopekaligo, and their expressed
intentions is to spend a great deal of money
Mr. Disston. in the course of a conversa
tion about Florida a day or two ago, said
that ho had every reason to think that the
number of tourists ami immigrants who
would seek the State this season would be
very large. He knew, he said, that a great
many Philadelphia people intended to make
the State a visit this winter, and he had in
formation that justified the statement that
hundreds of Pennsylvanians are preparing
to make their homes there.
There is no particular reason to think
that Florida is losing her popularity. The
real estate craze in California, that for a
year or two has drawn so many people to
that State, is about over, and attention will,
in all probability, be more strongly turned
toward Florida in the near future than ever
There is a growing impression that Flori
da is to be a great sugar-producing State.
Those who have experimented there with
sugar have met with very encouraging
results. A sugar mill has been erected at
Kissimmee at a cost of over SIOO,OOO, and
others will be built as soon as there is a
demand for them. The State has hundreds
of thousands of acres which are suitable for
sugar culture, and which doubtless will in
a few years be utilized for that purpose.
The Sub-Tropical Exposition at Jackson
ville and the opening of the magnificent
new hotel at St. Augustine will draw into
the State an unusual number of visitors be
tween now and April uext. The climate
and other attractions will induce many of
them to make their homes there. Florida
may look for a boom this winter that will
be as great as any she has ever known.
Barnum and His Lobs.
Mr. Barnum takes his loss philosophically.
Although 77 years of age, he talks about
making it good next season and having a
more complete show than ever before by
March 1 as confidently as if he were a man
of only middle age. He says that his wife
read him the first telegram about the fire at
about 2 a. m., and that notwithstanding the
fact that property of his to the amount of
hundreds of thousands of dollars was being
destroyed, he went to sleep at once, just as
if nothing at all were happening which con
cerned him. The reason of his indifference,
he explained, was that he had already been
burned out so many times that a fire was an
old thing to him, and did not affect him
any more than one of the old circus jokes
which his clowns are in the habit of telling.
Mr. Barnum has suffered a good many
losses by fire. He estimates that as much
as a million dollars worth of his property,
not covered by insurance, has been turned
into smoke and ashes at one time and
another. The loss by the fire on Sunday
night was between SIOO,OOO and $125,000,
and the insurance was less than SIOO,OOO.
Mr. Barnum was exceedingly careful to
give the reporters who called upon him full
particulars of the fire and also of his plans
for the future. He knows the value of ad
vertising, and the notoriety which this last
fire has given him will help him wonderfully
in making up his losses. He is not a poor
man, however, by any means. He counts
his wealth by millions. Without touching
his private fortune he can have a better
show by next spring than the one that was
partly destroyed Sunday night.
It is said that Buffalo Bill has made more
money with his Wild West show than ever
Mr. Barnum made as and showman in the
same length of time. That may be true,
but Buffalo Bill stumbled, as it were, on
his good fortune, while Mr. Barnum,
throughout his long and varied career, has
displayed in his business talent that is al
Dr. Parker, of England, who has been
traveling through this country delivering
lectures, and who delivered the eulogy on
Mr. Beecher a few weeks ago, has made up
his mind to return to London without seeing
the whole country. Speaking of his ex
periences in this country to a St.
Paul, Minn., newspaper man, he
said; “I find that my constitution
is utterly inadequate to the strain
upon the system of these interminable jour
neys, the hour after hour in a sleeper, the
vast distances, the endless succession of
cities which have sprung up as if they had
been set down upon the pldin in the night
by genii. These appall me and weigh upon
my spirit to ( that degree that J am w orn
out. lam appalled, amazed, oppressed by
this wonderful country. I could have no
conception of its extent. Then there is the
utter disregard of the value of money which
a foreigner finds here. It seems to me that
one of your dollars is no more than one of
our shillings. If I should lie offered £ls for
a letter in England I should think that some
one were playing a joke on me, but here for
one letter someone offers me $;!00.” And
yet there are well informed people in Eng
land who have an idea that this country is
not much bigger than their own tight little
island. Dr. Parker is now in a position to
furnish such people some very interesting
information about the United States.
The discussion in regard to the prosecu
tion of art dealers is growing more interest
ing day by day. Anthony Comstock has
done much in tho interest of morality, and
has also at times failed to take proper steps
toward the suppression of vice where his in
terference wouldfeavebeen of great benefit.
For instance, if Anthony would devote his
attention to the distribution of vile photo
graphs as an advertisement for cigarettes
and prosecute those who distribute them he
would l suppressing vice, but it is ques
tionable if he is advancing the morality of
the people of this country by prosecuting
picture dealers for selling works of art. The
indecency of a picture does not depeud upon
the lack of drapery, but tho suggestions to
which the work gives rise.
Mr. Jones Hamilton and Mr. Eubank,
who are charged with the murder of the
prohibition editor, Gambril, at Jackson,
Miss., have been trying for many weeks to
get released from jail on bail. There is
plenty of money to pay lawyers, but the
Mississippi judges have made uptheir minds
that the two men shall remain in confine
ment until a jury passes upon the indict
ment which has been found against them.
The judges are doubtless right.
“She” was wonderfully popular as a story,
but it has been a great failure on the stage.
Perhaps the dramatization of the story is
not good, or perhaps it was not put on the
stage in an attractive shajie. Whatever
the trouble was everybody who had any
thing to do with it lost money.
From the Boston Globe (Dent.l
Blaine domiuates Tom Platt, Tom Platt domi
nates New York Republicans, and the Demoe
racy has just dominated the Republican party
in New York. Which is why President Cleve
land will dominate the White House for another
four years, if he lives, beginning March 4, 1889.
A Good Crack at Mr. Froude.
From the New York Sun (Deni.)
James Anthony Froude, falsifier of hjstory
and worshiper of brute force, is pleased to
think that a military or quasi-military rule is
what Ireland needs. .Mr. Froude is a very clever
writer, but the trouble with him is, he is living
in Strongbow’s or Strafford’s time and not in
the nineteenth century.
An Old Story.
From the Neio York W orld ( Dem.)
The sinking of the Scholten is hut the repeti
tion of an old story The familiar features were
all there: Running incautiously in a fog, a fail
ure on one of the ves-els to display proper lights,
a crash in the dark, terror among passengers
and no discipline for the crew, useless lifeboats,
acts of heroism, marvellous escapes, a long
death list. Will it be the usual verdict of “no
body to blame?”
Not Hankering After Pardon.
From the Boston Traveler (Rep).
Even George William Curtis finds it difficult to
forgive Grover Cleveland for his letter urging
the election of John R. Fellows. But has Mr.
G. W. Curtis seriously asked himself ivhether it
may not be just possible that Mr. Cleveland does
not care a continental whether he has his for
giveness or not? It looks as if the mugwump
orange having been sucked dry, the administra
tion has no further use for it.
If Anthony Comstock bas anything to say
about it, the angels will have to wear jerseys
and divided skirls.—Philadelphia P, ess.
A cowboy who puts up at a hotel for the first
time never blows out the gas. He simply shouts
off the top of the jet with his revolver. N. B.—
But he gets there just the sain e.—Hotel Mail.
The fact that a man’s brain grows lighter as
he grows older is considered a curious thing.
His brain is supposed by the cummunity to be
the lightest wheu he is about 20 years old—
Detroit Free Press.
The kind of a political party that this coun
try needs most is one embracing a plank which
prohibits candidates giving away cigars that
cost less than sc. each, or three for a dime.—
People who are troubled with a scarcity of
brown paper when they want to do up a bundle
may realize the cause better when they learn
that more than 3,000,000 cigars are made in this
country every month.— Somerville Journal.
“Confound it,” muttered Shakespeare's
ghost as it flitted through Ignatius Donnelly’s
aim-tum, “why couldn't they have stirred up all
this discussion about Bacon and rae while I was
a theatrical manager t"—Merchant Traveler,
Young Mb Waldo (to Miss Breezy)—What a
soft, beautiful complexion your friend Miss
Wabash has, Miss Breezy.
Miss Breezy—Yes, and don’t you think, Mr.
Waldo, that it is even more so on one side than
on the other?— Mew York Sun.
Traveler—ls there any hotel in this place ?
“Where do strangers And board and lodging?"
“Ttiinno. Maybe old Sal’ll give you a bite.
“What’s the name of this settlement, any
“This ’ere place is called “The Belle City of
the Plains. "—Omaha World.
Don Atenogknes complains bitterly of the
conduct of his son. He relates at length to an
old friend all the young man’s escapades.
"Yen should speak to him with firmness to
call him to his dut)says the friend.
"But he pays not the least attention to what I
say. He listens only to the advice of fools. I
wish you would talk to him."— Mexican Fun.
Wavback man—All this talk about the benefits
of high bernes is nonsense. What I want to see
in Nebraska is prohibition.
Omaha man—lt can tbe enforced.
“No matter. I’ll never rest until we get pro
“Are you a temperance orator?”
“Well, no. I keep the only drug store at Rnm
Crossing, "—Omaha World.
“Yes, sir,” went on Prof. X to a gentleman
to whom lie had recently been introduced. “I
have given some attention to the study of
human nature, and 1 rarely fail to read a'face
correctly. Now, there is a lady,” he continued,
pointing across the room, “the lines of whose
countenance are as clear to me as type. The
chin shows firmness of disposition, amounting
to obstinacy, the sharp, poiuted nose a vicious
temperament, the large mouth volubility, the
eyes a dryness of soul, the”
“Wonderful, professor, wonderful.”
“Yon know something of the lady, then?”
said the professor.
“Yes, a little; she’s my wife "—Epoch.
The shades of night w ere falling fast,
When through our sinctum sanctum passed
A youth half clad in snow and ice,
Who scorned the placard’s bold device—
SHUT THE DOOR!
The pressman in the cellar dim
At midnight dark ills ..overed him.
Our chief the elevator shaft
Himself had opened to the draught,
Nor heeded there the legend trim—
Shut the door!
There in the gloom all cold and gray,
Lifeless, but beautiful he lay;
AVhile far above the legend shone,
Close by the sanctum telephone—
Shut the door!
■loskph CnAVHK.nt.AiN has been married twice,
and is now a widower.
Secretary and Mas. Lamar will go to Macon
for the Christmas holidays.
Senator Cockrell, of Missouri, is one of the
most successful Grangers iu Congress.
The Maharajah of Barado has spent $200,000
in various stores during his three weeks’ stay iu
Charles Dickens while in Illinois will visit
the grave of his brother Jeffrey, who is buried
A best of Mr. Parnell, the gift of a Mr. Cant
well to Gov. Hill, bos been placed in the Exeeu
tive Mansion at Albany.
Viscount Kabayama, Admiral of the Japa
nese Navy, with bis staff, has gone to Newport
to examine our war ships.
A severe CRITIC says that Mrs James Brown
Potter's hands are "knuckly, almost rawboued.
They are reddish-brown in color, too.”
Cornelius Coughlin died at Grand Rapids,
Mich., a few days ago, at the age of 101 years.
11l- was a tailor, and followed his trade to the
day of his death.
Roswell P. Flower has Iteon quite ill for
some days, but his friends say that he is now re
covering and will engineer his perennial boom
again next year.
Secretary Lamar says tho first three books
he remembered reading in his childhood are
■ Franklin's Autobiography,” ‘'Rodin's His
tory," and “Plutarch's Lives.”
The family of John K. Scott, of Roaring Creek,
W. Va„ consisting of himself, his wife, and
eight sons, weigh collectively 2,138 pounds—an
average of nearly 244 pounds each.
Pboe. Drummond, the bright young Scotch
man who has lieen making a visit to some of I he
leading American colleges, says that to him
their most remarkable feature is "their Chris
Mils. Cleveland has a number of old college
friends as guests at the White House this week.
They are Miss Kingsford, of Oswego; Miss
Severance, of Cleveland, and Miss Alexander, of
Mrs. Mart A. Livermore, the only woman
who was on the floor of the convention which
first nominated Lincoln, on Sunday severed all
relations with the Republican party in a public
speech in New York. eneeforth," she said
“my party shall be that which stands for woman
suffrage and prohibition.”
Harry Oliver, of Pittsburg, the great iron
master of the American Birmingham, started a
clerk of the humblest type, grew to be head of
one of the greatest iron houses of the world,
came within a vote of being United States Sena
tor, failed for a million, then paid it off and is
again prosperous, though he is not 45 yeum old.
Col. IV, H. Youno, of anywhere and every
where. hut principally of the lobbies and cafes
of Washington, is one of the picturesque rem
nants of the war. Every one in the capital
knows the Colonel. He has a claim against the
government. Most people that hang around the
Treasury and Congress as persistently as Mr
Young, are in the same category, but the Col
onel has written a big hook about his demand.
He wants SIOO,OOO. and to confess the truth, he
wants it badly. He raised a regiment in Ken
tucky for the army and paid all the expenses
himself. He was evidently richer then than he
is to-day. The regiment disappeared some
where among the Pennsylvania troops when it
got into the field, and the Colonel has spent, all
the years since In hunting where It went to and
urging the payment of bis SIIXI,OOO.
A Bad Bet to Lose.
From the Philadelphia Press.
A rather singular bet was made in this city on
the night liefore election. No money was
wagered, hut it was agreed that the winner
should he privileged at any time within twelve
months to'eall upon the loser at any time, night
or day, and in any place, and proclaim in a loud
tone: “I own this man. He dare not deny it. I
possess a secret about his life that puts him
completely in my power, lie dare not refuse to
do anything I tell him. To prove my assertion
I will order him to treat every one within sound
of my voice to champagne.” Imagine the
situation should this be sprung upon the unfor
tunate loser in a crowded cafe, or at a business
meeting, or at a banquet! It was mutually
agreed that no matter how offensive the tone or
manner might be Ibe loser dare not resent it.
The manner in which the gentleman who got
on the wrong side of the fence avoids the gen
twman who got on the light side in crowded
places is amusing, to say the least. He has
been living In dread since election day.
A Rude Awakening.
Fom the Journal of Education.
She had a face surpassing fair;
All men admired her beauty rare:
Well, I adored her, nothing less;
To be with her was happiness
Of course she knew; Bhe was not blind;
She saw my plight , and she was kind
For when I asked her if she’d wed
A chap like ine, she blushed, and said
Oh, then the summer quickly flew
Till the time came to say adieu
She promised w hen I went away
That every single blessed day
But her first letter drove me mad
Almost, with wild despair, for sad
This lovely maid, for whom I yearned
So lovingly, had never learned
He Had a Corner on Monkeys.
From the Gazette du Midi.
A merchant in Marseilles once wrote to a cor
respondent on the coast of Africa asking him
to send him at his convenience two or three
monkeys of the rarest and mo t valuable spe
cies. As cbance would have it. the merchant, in
stating the number wrote the ou (or) between
the figures 2 and 3 with a very small o and a
diminutive u. How great events may issue
from small causes will appear from the sequel.
A few months passed over, when at last a mes
senger was sent from the harbor to inform the
merchant that his menagerie had landed. “My
menagerie!” was the astonished reply. “Yes, a
menagerie; in fact, a whole cargo of monkeys
has come for you.” The merchant could not
believe the man until a letter was delivered to
him from his friend in Africa, a person of the
most scurupulous exactness,injwhich he gravely
apologized for his having been unab e, notwith
standing all his efforts, to procure more than
160 monkeys, instead of 203 as ordered, but
promised to forward the remainder as soon as
possible. Imagine the feelings|of the merchant
on going down to the port to convice himself
with his own eyes of the existence of his 160
monkeys, which were all comfortably housed
and which grinned at him through the bars of
their cages. It was one of those moments in a
life-time when a man hardly knows whether to
laugh or to weep.
Hard to Kill.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Sturdy Chief Justice John Marshall seems to
have a sturdy lot of descendauts. One of them,
also John Marshall, owns a farm in Virginia,
with a wett-equipped saw mill on a creek. He
got down in the buffi-sa w pit not long ago to fix
a loose screw. Suddenly be felt something
moving behind him, and he threw' Lis arm up
aud felt the saw cut right through above the el
bow, almost from skin to akin. Raising his head
he struck the saw, which cut a groove right
through his hair, over his forehead and face
and down into his throat. When he was taken
out his face was one mass of bleeding flesh.
They laid him on the grass and brought a
surgeon. While the latter was running
across the fields to the spot where
the men bad left Marshall he heard
ms voice saying, as well as the wounds would
permit: “Shove this stuff away from my eye. so
that I can see whether it’s hurt.” They did
“shove the stuff” away from his eye as care
fully as possible, and he gave them one ghastly
glance and then murmured: “It's all right; I
ran see." It took the surgeon au hour and a
half to dress all his wounds. He endured the
pain with perfect composure Within a month
tie was out again as well as ever. Someone was
telling one of the old darkies on the place, while
“Marster John” was still in bed, what a narrow
escape he had had from death. “Huh!” said
the darkey, “take heap more thau that to kill
Marse John. Why, If you wanted to kill Marse
John, you’d have to cut his head off—and then
hide the head.”
White House Life.
There is no reason why a President should
live any differently from other people, but it is
noue the less uatural the general public should
be curious about every detail of the day’s rou
tine at the White House. A reporter of the
Washington Critic has undertaken to meet this
curiosity bv gathering some interesting facts
about the White House daily menu. He reports
some amusing facts, among them the singular
circumstance that the dinner is generally made
up of six courses, but does not take more than
an hour. Of breakfast, he says t hat it is served
at the White House at 0 o'clock on week days
and a half hour later on Sundays. It is a big
meal with the President and a hearty founda
tion for the day. Generally the menu covers a
half dozen dishes.
Luncheon is served promptly at 1:80, and if
there is a guest, at 'i o'clock. It is a midday
meal to all intents and purposes, but little time
is wasted in it* discussion. The menu one day
lately, a fair sample of the average, was a pair
of pheasants, sweetbreads, Saratoga chips, cold
ham,chocolate cake and cream, and milk and
Dinner is usually served in about six courses,
w ith all the necompanianients of flowers and
lighted candles. The President drinks wine at
dinner, but very sparingly. Mrs Cleveland does
not touch a drop stronger than apollinaris at
Mrs. Cleveland is reported as having some old
fashioned notions about Sunday, wanting the
servants' work for that day lessened as much as
possible. She always has a cold lunch and has
it served up in the quickest and simplest way, so
that the servants can have a long afternoon
and evening to themselves. Usually they dine
on Sundays at Oak View. All summer the
cooks employed have been two colored women,
the head cook, of course, ail expert. This week
the French chef came back for the winter sea
son. Mrs. Cleveland is greatly liked by her
house servants because of ber friendly and
gracious manners. Down to the least she has
always the cheery salutation when she meets
them anywhere in the house.
Gen. Sparks' Career.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Washington, D. C.. Nov. 19.—Nothing in the
General Laud Office became Commissioner
Sparks like his leaving it. He whs the proverbial
March—coming in like a lion and going out. like
a lamb. He is a born*tighter, strong willed,
disputatious, pugnacious. A tall, large-boned
man, with a large head, a good deal of silvery
gray hair and beard, and a pair of gold-rimmed
eye-glasses which used to come tumbling off
when liis long arms began to revolve in the
midst of some excited speech in the House of
Representatives. He was Chairman of the Com
mittee on Military Affairs during the latter part
of his term, partly because of lUh being a titular
’•General,'' but largely because he was a natural
soldier. As chairman of that committee he
fought many terrible battles on the floor with
much eloquence and gesticulation—“a cross be
tween a wind-mill and a war-dance" —always
coming out with great satisfaction to himself.
His most famous encounter was with James 11.
Weaver, of lowa, candidate of the Greenbackers
for President, and still a member of the House.
In the midst of an overheated delsOe Sparks
called Weaver a liar, or Weaver called Sparks
one, I've forgotten which. JCaeh advanced
toward the other with threatening fists and the
desperate appeal “Let me get at him!” But a
dozen Republicans held Weaver, while a dozen
Democrat* held Sparks 40 feet away, and would
not let them go until (hey were comparatively
cool, although they still begged to be allowed
to “get at him," and George Wash
ington Jones, a Texas Greenbacker. stand
ing on the seat of his chair, shouted:
“Oh, let them have it out.’! Mr. Sparks
was not extinguished when he was immersed in
the Coiumissionship of the General Land Office.
He was just the same. He fought the railways,
the settlers, the minor officials of the govern
ment, and even his official superiors. He was a
subordinate, yet he acted as though he had been
supreme. The First Comptroller of the Treas
ury, who sometimes arrogates to himself
greater powers than are vested in the United
Stales Supreme Court, could not have been morn
aspiring of authority. Of course there could be
but one end to such a course, no matter how
much good a man might do along the wav.
Sparks will not suffer. He is well to do. ite
could not have taken the office at all otherwise
for it only pays $4,000 a year. He say , his ex
perience in it cost hi)n just SIO,OOO more than
his salary. He will stay here this winter to see
how his successor shall come out.
ITEMS OP INTERE3T.
Fried mice for whooping cough once formed
a very popular treatment in Ragland, and in
some clistricts do still.
An enthusiastic Memphis citizen who shook
hands with the President declares that he will
never wash his hands again.
The venerable Simon Cameron takes great
pride in his cattle. His pres_-nt particular pet
is a steer that girths over eight feet and weighs
A man was instantly killed near Lowell, Mass.,
recently, while walking on a railroad track upon
returning from a cemetery, where he had goi.e
to arrange for his w ife’s funeral.
Counterfeit postal cards have been discov
ered in Pittsburg which are so skilfully executed
that their detection is very difficult. This is the
first attempt to put spurious postal cards in cir
At Lexington, Miss., the men have no chance
with the women. Miss Dixie Cole is the express
agent. M ss Emily Wright is the postmistress,
and Miss Mollie Hoskins has charge of the tele
Five silver dimes were recently sent the
Reading (Mich.) Telephone on a postal card.
The pieces were placed in looped slips cut into
the card and held there by a thread which
crossed the loops.
A. P. Foss saw a live chicken floating and
struggling in the canal at Suncook, N. H., and
pulled it out. Attached to its leg was a pickerel
weighing over two pounds, which had grabbed
the, chicken’s leg In such a way that it could not
On his whaling cruise just ended Capt.
Bauldry, of the steam w haler Orea, San Fran
cisco, killed thirty-five whales, stowed twenty
eight (all he had room for), and brought into
port 2,800 barrels of oil and 48.000 pounds of
bone—the largest catch on record, and valued
at about $266,880.
John Haclston, a watchman at Shropshire
Iron works, near Wellington, lost his life while
going his rounds carrying a lighted torch. Pass
ing a tank of oil, be tripped and fell into it. The
torch ignited the oil and he was in a lake of fire.
He died shortly after being rescued. The build
ing was destroyed.
Paper bedclothes are made at a factory in
New Jersey. They are doubled sheets of manila
paper, strengthened with twine, and valuable
by reason of the peculiar properties of paper as
a non-conductor of heat . They have a warmth
preserving power far out of proportion to their
thickness and weight.
An old Roman fireplace, with the ashes and
chimney well preserved, was unearthed at the
market place. Mayence, recently. The pipes
were earthenware, and fitted exactly into one
another. A monumental stone bearing the in
scription, “Leg XIII., G. E. M.,” found close
by, was nearly 22 inches long by nearly 12 inches
At a church entertainment in Washington
recently, boxes of luncheon were sold to the
young men, and in each box was the card of
some young woman who was present. The pur
chasers were supposed not to know what names
were in the boxes they bought, and each was
expected to share his luncheon with the girl
whose name he found in the box.
Telegraphic communication will shortly be
gin betweeu Russia and France. All dispatches
at present come through Germany, and have
recently been tampered with at Berlin. Russia,
in the case of a war between Germany and
Austria, would be entirely cut off from tele
graphic communication with the remainder of
Prof. Max Muller has been requested by his
highness the Maharajah of Vizianagram to
publish anew edition of the sacred book of the
Brahmans, the Rig Veda, with the commentary
of Sayanaebarya. The Maharajah will bear the
whole expense, and the book is to be printed at
Oxford University Press. The first edition has
been out of print for some time. It consisted
of six quarto volumes.
James Robinson created a sensation at the
railroad station in Erie, Pa., on Friday, by
superintending the removal, of his aged and in
valid mother to the poorhouse. In spite of her
piteous enteaties to be spared the humiliation
of being cast into the pauper’s den, and the
curses of the men who stood around, he ha ‘ his
mother loaded on the ambulance and taken to
Antwerp promises in the future to be again
a great art centre. It has to-day one of the
finest art schools in Europe. The town is so
quiet and so clean and so healthful that students
would certainly be able to do more work here
than in the crowded quarters of Paris. The
modern Belgian art ists I think are belter than
the modern Frenchmen. They have equal skill
and technique aud put more ideas and brains
into their pictures.
Some highly respected citizens of St Cloud,
Minn., in 1808, annoyed by the sarcastic and bit
ter sayings published in Mrs. Jane Grey Hwiss
holni’s St Cloud Visitor , revenged themselves
by throwing all her type into the river. Re
cently the ancient printing material was found
near the mouth of a canal. Mrs. Swissholm
died last year, and it is suggested as an ap
propriate thing to mould tde type into some
suitable emblem and place it at her grave.
Philadelphia merchants who employ a
large number of young ladies in their stores
have begun to realize that it pays to study their
comforts and interests. In one large dry goods
house there is a relief fund, to which all fines,
etc., are paid over, while the young ladies enjoy
the privilege of a completely furnished and
comfortably fitted room for meals, etc., with
coffee furnished by the firm to supplement the
meals brought from home. The system was in
augurated in London Douses twenty years ago
and has been found to work admirably.
Some of the animals of Japan are quite dif
ferent from the same species whieh are seen in
America. The cats, for instance, have the short
est kinds of tails or else none at all. Being de
prived of this usual plaything, they are very sol
emn pussies. An American once took one of
these tailless cats to San Francisco as a curios
ity. and it utterly refused companionship with
the long tailed feline specimens there; but. find
ing a cat whose tail had been cut off by acci
dent. the two became friendly at once. Japan
ese dogs are almost destitute of noses, haviug
the nostrils set directly in the head. The smaller
the nose the more valuable the breed.
Even San Francisco stopped to look at a cow
boy who proudly walked its streets the other
day. The Argonaut says that he was fully 6
feet 6 inches in height, broad shouldered,
bronzed, and wore a small black moustache,
while two large gray eyes seemed to take in all
the admiring glances shot at lii:n by the crowd
of well dressed ladies who passed by. He wore
>a paire of Wellington boots, into whieh were
thrust the legs of a pair of tight-fitting gray
pantaloons. A mauve-colored woolen shirt dis
played several diamonds in the front, and a blue
silk tie encircled his throat. On his head was
a stiff white hut, with a brim fully 12 inches
The story comes from Milton, Mass., that a
widow there who owned a beautiful house leased
It to a Boston woman, to he used as a summer
boarding house. Guests arrived, and the season
opened prosperously, but soon it was whispered
that the house was haunted. The servants be
came demoralized, the guests became ui eisv,
and the landlady herself smw a white and misty
form fluting through the hails She was about
to give up the lease when the owner arrived and
said that she wanted to see the ghost, too. Sim
watched for it. and sure enough it appeared;
but the watcher, instead of fleeing in terror
tackled tffe sheeted form and disclosed a neigh
bor who had vainly tried to buy the property
and took this way to bring the house into disre
pute and also into the market.
Frederick the Great had sound ideas on the
forestry question, judging from this proclama
tion, said to have been issued in 1708: “We de
termined that in all the lands subject unto us all
young married persons, al the time of their
marriage, should plant at least twelve trees at
some convenient spot, six being fruit trees and
six being oak trees, As we And. to our great
'iispleasure, that this order has not been obedi
ently observed, we now further ordain and de
cree that this shall be done before the marriage,
and that until it is done the parish clergy of our
lam Is shall not join any person in wedlock: and
to the end that we have a satisfactory assurance
that this our edict is oarrie 1 out, we require all
T>astors to send in a full specification of all mar
riages celebrated in their parishes.”
It is found practicable, at last, to make the
waste of pine saw mills available for paper
pulp. In reducing the wood to pulp bi-sulphate
of lime bas been used, this powerful chemical
acting on the fibre ouly when heated; heretofore
only lead-lined boilers would resist its action
these, however, being costly and hard to keepiti
repair. More recently there has been discov
ered in Germany a kind of brick lining for boil
ers, which serves the purpose in question. The
wood, sawed in small piecej, is digested with
the bi-sulplintr in large boilers lined with this
brick, heat being supplied through lead steam I
pipes, nothing further being ueetssary ex rent,
thorough washing of the fibre. The bi-sulphate I
is made ou the spot, by passing sulphurous
vapor t hroogh pprous limestone kept thoroughly
BA KI NO I*o AV DK K.
Its superior excellence proven in millions of
'ome.s for more than a quarter of a century. It is
'sed by the United States Government. In
dorsed by the heads of the Great Universities as
he Strongest, Purest and most Healthful. Dr
'rice’s the only Baking Powder that does noi
ontain Ammonia, lame or Alum. Sold only in
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
YORK. CHTf.ro. ST. LOTUS
A. R. ALTMAYER A CO? ’
Observer E. A. Hanner, of the U. S. Sig
nal Service, says there is every indication
of cold weather for next week. This means
a big demand for Boys’ Clothing, Blankets,
Wraps, Cloaks, etc., etc. The house that
can show the most reliable value in these
goods is the one that’s going to sell the big
gest share of ’em. Try us. You take no
chances. We are here for success and to
stay. Here’s a few hummers for you to
gaze on, only a few of the thousand in
vincible bargains to be found in this the
largest establishment of its kind in the
South. Blankets are our hobby; here’s one
from 150 bargains in this department:
100 Pairs 6 1-2 lb. White All
Wool 12-4 Blankets,
Conceded by Wholesale Dealers to be
Cheap at $0 50;
We’ll Sell 100 Pairs This
Week for $4 a Pair.
Purchase a pair; you’ll need ’em; then
step to counter directly opposite and ex
amine sample of
100 Dozen Ladies’ All Wool Dndemsts,
Guaranteed Medicated Wool Scarlet, were
Considered Cheap Last Week at $1 50;
This Week We’ll Run ’em at $l.
You MUST have a Muff! Well, here’s
1,000 elegant Black Fur ones we’re running
off at 50c.; $2 50 is their value.
How are you off for Wraps! Didn’t get
one of the 75 we sold last week ! Well, here’s
a chance: $25. $35 and $4O Imported
Plush Satin-lined Short Wraps have
TAKEN A TUMBLE for this week only
to $l7 08.
Two bales " -avy Canton Flannel was sel
ling last week at 10c.; this week’s price tike.
Come and see the quotations in our pet
department (Dress Goods); see the unap
proachable bargains on centre Dress Goods
counter. The small fry will now stand
aghast and cry “a bait, a bait,” acting on
the principle "that “good wine needs no
We respectfully solicit an inspection of
the above and ask you to kindly be tha
judge as to the genuineness of these invin
A. l ALTMAYER k CO.
Broughton and Bull Sts.
Regulate The Bowels
Costivenens deraiiKen the whole ay*
•m and begets diseases, sueh as
ijyspepsia, Fevers, Kidney Disease?
Bilious Colic, Malaria, etc.
fntt’s Fills produce rcjfulor habit o.
toil) and good digestion, withoa
obicb, no one can enjoy good healta
A BOON to MEN
SEXUALLY bom EARLY VICE or LATER
EVIW nmy be ionnd In IhoKew and
FRENCH HOSPITAL REMEDIES.
A QUICK and LASTING CURE (pamraateed.
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the sajes of that claes of
remedial, and hai fivea
almost universal saasfac-
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tie loading Medi
A. L. SMIIH.
Sold by Druggist*
test Citj Ills.
am making an extra quality of OBITS
ami MEAL, and can recommend it to the trade
as superior to any in this market. Would M
pleased to give special prices on application-
We have on hand a choice lot of EMITf
SACKS, which we are selling cheap.
BOND, HAYNES & ELTON