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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings—o olden Rule Lodge No. 12. I. O. O.
F.; St. Andrew's Society; Workingmen's Be
Special Notices—To Shippers to Orion, Fla. :
Basket Tea by the Young Ladies of Trinity
Sunday School on Friday Afternoon anclN ight.
Amusements —Haverly's Minstrels; John F.
Ward, at the Theatre.
To Contractors -Edw J. Thomas, County
Schooner for Sale—F. 0. Bell. Savannah, On.
Bins for a Bridge—John It. Dillon. Clerk C.
Cheap Column Advertisements—TTelp Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent: For Sale;
Proposals for Paving—John E. Howard,
Novelties in Silver, Jewelry. Etc.— Thetis
Steamship Schedule —Ocean Steamship Cos.
Something Novel—Lovell Lattimore.
Auction Sale—Executors' Sale, b3* C. H. Dor
Opening To-Day—L. B. S. M. H.
Barman paid very well for that last ad
vertisement, but it may l>o a profitable in
The man on the next seat in the railroad
car is still wondering why, in all sorts of
weather, the woman in front persists in
keeping the window up.
The renewed rumors of trouble between
the President and his Cabinet are no doubt
groundless. Mr. Cleveland has gotten along
remarkably w-ell with his Cabinet.
Jersey City has a Mayor named Cleve
land. Of course he expects to be Gov
ernor and then President. Why should he
not be, if he does his duty and is a Demo
Senator Evarts ‘‘does not hesitate to pre
dict a Republican victory in New' Yprk
next year.” Predictions cost nothing. Sup
pose the Senator put his convictions in dol
lars and cents.
It looks as if Most would have to spend
a few months in the penitentiary. lie will
learn after awhile that the bloodthirsty
talk in which he indulges is not appreciated
in this country.
Roscoe Conkling is again reported as say
ing that he will never re-enter polities.
When Mr. Conkling kicked himself out of
the Republican party, that organization
lost one of its ablest and most honest mem
It is predicted that the approaching ses
sion of Congress will be a red-hot one.
Nobody will care how hot it becomes pro
vided the sort of legislation the country
needs is the result of the heated
The statement is made that $1,000,000
worth of chewing gum is used every year
by the American girl. As the manufacture
of this gum is an infant industry, ought it
not to be protected? What has Mr. Randall
to say on this question?”
Senator Blackburn says that the next
Democratic candidate for Vico President
will come from Illinois, and that his name
will begin with aB. The Senator undoubt
wily has a very friendly feeling for the gen
tleman who is at the bead of the Pension
The esteemed Atlanta Constitution says:
If the Savannah News is so fond of
prohibition in \tlanta. why doesn't it start
a campaign in Savannah?
The spectacle which our esteemed con
temporary presented during 'the contest in
Atlanta deters us.
Has the war on Mr. Randall begun? Sen
ator Blackburn, of Kentucky, says that he
“is a blot on the Democratic party.” It
must be admitted that the blot is a pretty
big one, and the Kentucky Senator would
do the country and his i>arty a real service
, by causing it to disappear, or to change into
a tariff reform light.
Senator Reagan says that if the Inter
state Commerce Commissioners continue to
make such wild rulings with respect to tho
extent of their own powers he shall intro-
into Congress a few amendments,
which will act as a sort of curb on them.
The Commissioners will do well to keep an
eye on the Senator, as he means just what
It is said that Mr. Mills, of Texas, will be
the chairman of tho Ways and Means Com
mittee. This statement may be true, but it
is safe to say that Mr. Carlisle has not yet
decided anything with regard to the chair
manship of that or any other committee.
Mr. Mills is a very good man, but has he
just the qualifications which tho leader of
the House needs? Hardly.
It is stated that ex-Henator Jones’ mental
trouble is due to the fact that he was not
advanced to the position which he wanted
on the Judiciary Committee of the Senate
Doubtless there will be a good many other
reasons alleged before the real cause of the
Senator’s trouble is discovered. If he could
be induced to return to Florida and resume
the practice of the law he would be all right
in a little vvVle. It will not be an easy
matter, however, to got him away from
Jn the event of Secrotary Lamar's ap
pointment to the Supreme Lcnch, there
need be no apprehension as to his confirma
tion by the Senate. Mr. Lamar is
known by all of the Senators, having
been associated with most of them during
his long political life, and he is very apt to
have made a forcible and favorable impres
sion upon them. What is known as Sena
torial courtesy would preclude Mr. Lamar’s
rejection, even if there should be objections
to the appointment
The Colored Vote at Atlanta.
The testimony of Atlanta Prohibitionists
is that the colored people defeated prohibi
tion in that city. A few of them were on
the side of prohibition, and seemed to bo
earnest in behalf of that cause, but the vast
! majority of them were a tainst it. There
were lietween .",000 and 4,000 colored voters
j registered, and it is estimated that not more
\ than 500 of that number voted for prohibi
tion. As prohibition was defeated by about
j 1,106 votes it is evident that the colored
j people are largely responsible for the re-in-
I treduction of barrooms into Atl mto. if one
half of the colored voters had support'd
| prohibition victory would have been with
j tho Prohibitionists.
It is worthy of notice that in both Texas
and Tennessee, two States in which an
attempt was made within the last three or
four months to prohibit the sale of intoxica
ting liquors by constitutional amendment,
the colored people allied themselves with the
advocates of whisky. Why is it that the
colored people in this temperance matter
are found acting against their own interests?
Is it because they do not know any better,
or is it because they cannot resist the
influences which are brought to bear upon
them in behalf of whisky? It can
hardly be that there is a fairly intelligent
colored voter in this or any other State
whp does not know that whisky does more
than anything else to prevent the colored
people from rising above their present
moral and material condition. As long as
they continue to spend their earnings for
whisky they will remain poor, and will con
tribute to the prisons a very large per
centage of the inmates of those institutions.
The colored ministers could not do a wiser
thing than to use their influence against
whisky. They should make prohibition the
text of many of their sermons.
The fact that the colored vote was almost
wholly against prohibition in Atlanta shows
that tho whito people of that city
are largely in favor of it. An analy
sis of the total vote would doubtless
prove that those who represent at least two
thirds of the city’s wealth and intelligence
believe that the city would be much more
prosperous without drain shops than with
them. What folly it is then to assert that
during the last two years prohibition has
been a hindrance to Atlanta!
Jacob Sharp’s Improved Prospects.
Jacob Sharp, of New York city, is not to
go to the penitentiary yet awhile. The
probabilities are that he will never go there
as a convict. The Court of Appeals has
declared that there were fatal mistakes
committed during his trial, and the verdict
has been set aside. The thousands of dol
lars which were spent to secure his convic
tion wore virtually wasted.
The court says that he is to have anew
trial, but is it probable that he will be again
convicted? Will the District Attorney’s
office be as earnest, enthusiastic and untir
ing in its efforts to convict him as it was in
tho first trial? The prosecuting officers will
bo inclined to think that it is useless to
waste time in trying to send to the peniten
tiary a man who has a million of dollars to
defend himself with.
The court does not say that the great
briber of the boodle Aldermen is not guilty
of the charges brought against him. It
simply says that certain evidence should
not have been admitted. The Supreme
Court said that the admission of
this evidence was proper. A higher
court holds that both of the fower courts
were in error. Of course, the courts must be
upheld and respoct for them maintained,
but when differences between judges operate
to defeat justice, the public inind is not al
ways wholly free from a feeling that the
courts are not as perfect ns they should lie.
Sharp’s lawyers, who were rather severely
criticised for making what was regarded
during the trial as a rather lame defense for
their client, will now receive the apprecia
tion to which they are doubtless entitled.
Their ease was a bad one, and they knew
that they had very little chance to get a
verdict in their favor. They expected to do
their fine work in the higher courts, and tho
result shows that they did it exceedingly
well. Their client will soon be out on bail,
and the chances are that he will never again
darken the doors of a jail.
Senator Hiscock, it is said, has no very
peculiar love for Ohioans, and will not
participate in the movement to put Sher
man forward in 1888. The fact is the Sena
tor's own bonnet contains a small Presiden
tial bee. and he very naturally objects to
booming Sherman. The New York Times
says that tho Senator “is represented by his
friends as being exceedingly sensitive
over the result of the recent
State election, and savagely wroth at
the criticisms now heaped upon his man
agement of the campaign. He had figured
out a bare majority of 1,000 for the ticket,
and the State Committee had notified its
correspondents in the counties throughout
the State to watch the count with extreme
vigilance. The idea of being snowed under
by 17,000 votes had never occurred to him.
What aggravates him beyond endurance is
to find in almost every issue of the New
York Tribune, to whose circulation the
State Committee, acting under the sugges
tion, contributed not a little during the
canvass, a communication or an interview
with somebody or other outside the State
who rails at the management of the cam
paign and sneers at its cowardice. Many of
these critics are Ohio men, and the growing
contempt which the Senator has of Ohioans
in general is said to include the friends of
John Sherman in particular. Mr. Hiscock
will not part icipate in tho collection of
Shennan delegates next spring, nor will he
give any countenance to the Sherman can
vass for tho Presidency. ”
Some curious phenomena are appearing
in the section of country between Summer
ville and Charleston, which was so greatly
disturbed by the earthquake shock of Aug.
31, 1880. There are many deep pits on the
margin of which have been thrown up
pure white sand, such as is seen only on tho
seashore. On this sand has sprung up a
dense growth of sea plants. It is evident
that the seeds from which these plants have
sprung have been ejected from great depths,
where they have doubtless been buried
many centuries without losing their ger
Some of the Washington correspondents
are sending o.st dispatches containing what
they pretend will bo the general tenor of
the President’s message. Their guess work
is neither interesting nor valuable. It is
astonishing that there are journals which
will print such stuff.
The talk that Mr. Randall holds the posi
tion of “dictator ” is regarded as all bosh at
Washington. He holds the position of ob
structor, and he holds that because of his
alliance with the Republicans on the tariff
TIIE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER .10, 1887.
The City Assessment.
It will soon be time for the City Assessors
I to make another assessment, and some
! matters connected with the method of
assessing property are receiving tho atten
tion of the Aldermen. One of these matters
is the oath of the assessors. It seems that it
does not require their, to assess property
according to its value. It only prohibits
them from making any discrimination be
There is a pretty general belief that assess
ments heretofore have not been quite fair.
There has been no intention to favor any
one, but there is not much doubt that some
property has been assessed too high and
other property too low. It is somewhat diffi
cult for assessors to get at the actual market
value of property, aud if previous assess
ments are accepted as a basis for anew
assessment there is sure to be some very
serious errors, because the value of property
in different sections of the city is constantly
It would not be easy to devise a system
of assessing property that would place all
taxpayers upon an equal footing, and give
satisfaction to everybody. If the assessors
are men of good judgment and are familiar
with the value of prftierty in the city,
they would probably come nearer doing
what is fair and just by respecting each
piece of property and assessing it at what
they think its market value is.
It is complained that in previous assess
ments there have been wide differences in
the valuations of property in the same
neighborhood where there were no sufficient
reasons for such differences. A building
that was showy and an ornament to the
city, for instance, w r as assessed for more than
one which was less attractive in appearance
but which commanded a higher rent. This
certainly was not right. The market value
of real property is determined by the rent
it will command, and its assessed value
should be based U|>n its market value.
There is no intention to blame the asses
sors, who doubtless aim to do the best they
can under the assessment system by w’hich
they are guided in their work. The ques
tion how assessments shall be made, is not
determined by the assessors, but by the
City Council, and it is a source of satisfac
tion that some of the Councilmen are now
giving the assessment business their atten
A question which is receiving some at
tention is this: Shall property t>e assessed
at its full market value or at a percentage
of its market value? If the latter what
shall the percentage be? A low valuation
of course means a high rate of taxation
while a high valuation means a compara
tively low rate of taxation. Just so much
money has to be raised whether the rate is a
high or a low one, but a low
rate is the more attractive, is more
likely to bring capital to the city,
and is less likely to result in discriminations
in favor of anybody'. If it is understood
that property is to be assessed at its market
value the only thing the assessors will have
to do is to find out that value, and anybody
who takes the trouble to look over the assess
ments, and is acquainted with the value of
property, can quickly determine whether
or not any favo: itism has been shown.
There is one drawback to a low rate of
taxation, howeve". It is that State taxes
will be levied upon the basis of the city as
sessment. This would be all right if through
out the State property were assessed at its
market value. It is a notorious fact, how
ever, that it isn’t. Why, therefore, should
this city pay more taxes to the State in pro
portion to its property than other portions
of the State ?
It is apparent, therefore, that the City
Council, in settling upon a system of assess
ment, has a task to perform that is not
wholly free from difficulties. The assessors
should be given a rule to guide them in
their work, and it should be a rule that
would insure a fair assessment.
Chicago as a Literary Center.
A two column article in a recent issue of
the Chicago Tribune, on the literary ac
complishments of that city is a curiosity.
It assorts that “of the 500 standard works
necessary to form a library, every one is
published here, with as fine printing, bind
ing and artistic work as are done anywhere
in the world." This is the first intimation
we have had that a certain number of
works were necessary to form a library,
and it is also news that there are 500 stand
ard works that must be found in overy col
lection of books before such collec
tion can lie properly considered
to be a library. The article fails
to state whose list of 500 books has been
accepted as those necessary for a library,
such as it describes. It mentions, however,
that “Chicago surpasses all other cities in
the number of juvenile works manufactured,
but does uot publish a single Bible.” This
is indeed a sad state of affairs, and the Bible
and tract society should immediately estab
lish n Bible manufactory in that enterpris
ing town. But the Tribune consoles itself by
the fact that “Chicago publishers have sold
over 1,000,000 copies of George AV. Peek’s
humorous works, over one-half of which
were copies of ‘The Brnl Boy,'” and “of
Bi 1 Nye’s works they have sold between
800,000 and 400,000.” There is another cause
for joy in the fact that “the most exciting
work of modern times, ‘The Great Crypto
gram,’ by Ignatius Donnelly, of Minnesota ”
is being published in that city. Referring
to Chicago’s authors, the article says:
“There are some who by right are Chicago’s
property—such as Gen. U. 8. Grant, who
wrote the work which is the best example
of simple style in literature ever produced;
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who made many suc
cesses here, and others.” It would appear
from the article that “Bill Nye” and George
W. Peck are considered standard authors,
and that their books rank above the Bible
as a literary work in the estimation of the
“progressive” citizens of the metropolis of
Various methods have been introduced
for the accomplishment of nocturnal pho
tography, and some of the most beautiful
landscape view's taken at night by tho light
of the full moon have been produced in
France, the time of exposure of the plate
being one hour; the clearness of the photo
graph is described as being wonderful, and,
except for the lights in tho buildings and
on the bridges, and their reflection in tho
water, the picture could hardly be distin
guished from one taken in the daytime.
Another photographer obtains very excel
lent v’ows of his library at night by ordi
nary gas light; in this case tho time of ex
posure was only thirty minutes, au achieve
ment somewhat remarkable, in view of the
fact that the old-fashioned wet collodion
plates were almost outirely unaffected by
the light from such a sourco.
It is not every English clergyman who
can fill Mr. Beecher's pulpit, us the Rev.
Mr. Parker uus reason to know.
How to Become a Discoverer.
From the. Boston Globe.
If a man really desires to discover how popu
lar lie is as a sjieaker, let him charge 50c. admis
In a Different Atmosphere.
Pom the Philadelphia Record (Pern.)
John Most's followers may, like Bottom the
Weaver, play the lion at their meetings, but
when they come into court they “roar you just
as gently as any sucking dove."
A Balking Randall.
From the Richmond Slate (Deni.)
Mr. Carlisle, it is said, has named his new
span of Site horses Carlisle and Randall. Unless
l hey puli together better than their distinguished
namesakes, we w ould not care to ride behind
A Rather Startling Suggestion.
From the Memphis Avalanche (Deni.)
Church-going pe. pie const! uto a large pro
portion of the population of every city in the
country. They have it in their power to double,
treble or quadruple the number of theatres,
and in that way to dictate, to a large extent,
the character of plays which may be presented.
Ho Whistles to Keep His Courage Up.
From the. St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Rep.)
The negroes in the South, as shown by the
detailed vote by counties in Virginia, are slowly
but ste dily abandoning the Republican party.
Democratic happiness over this fact, however,
is marred by the other fact that for every black
man who leaves the Republicans two white men
If it were true that “time tries ail things”
there would be no use for courts.— Pittsburg
There is no better cure for dyspepsia than the
knowledge that i here is nothing to cat in the
house.— Boston Courier.
“Blessed are the piece-makers." said the
small boy when he dropped a costly porcelain
ornament.— Texas Siftings.
It is HorEn that Messrs. Angell, Putnam,
Topper and Chamberlain will not adjourn with
out passing oil the long-mooted question, “Does
the codfish salt the ocean, or tho ocean salt the
codfish ?"—Chicago Fcics.
Paweijw—So Skinner tt Grinder have gono
uml -r ?
Jawkins—So I’ve heard.
Dawkins—What caused their fall?
Jawkins—They lost their balance—in the
The force of habit is always strong. A Balti
more young man who was calling on a street car
conductor's daughter says that the father
wandered in at a rather later hour, and, open
ing the door, mechanically exclaimed, “Sit
close, please?”— Baltimore American.
There is a smart man traveling through the
West and making a fortune out of book-ped
dling. He has bound a lot of back numbers of
the New York Directory in red morocco, and
labeled them "Home Truths About Real Peo
ple.” Tbe book sells on its title. —Puck.
A New Haven Happening- Miss Templefaim
(to Maj. Korcher, a war veteran) —Oh, here
comes Mr. Sapps! You will excuse me, won’t
you. if I give the next waltz to him? He made
a wonderful record in the cane rush yesterday,
and we can’t make too much of him;"— Puck.
Angelina asks for a definition of volubility.
Volubility, Angelina, dear, is the distinguishing
feature of a horse-car driver when he is thirteen
minutes behind schedule time on his supper
trip and an over loaded coal team breaks down
just in front of him on the rail.—Somerville
Counsel (to witness, the father of a family)—
AVhy are you so certain. Mr. Smith, that the
event occurred on such a date? May you not
Witness—lmpossible, sir. It was the day I
didn’t have to buy any of my children a pair of
shoes. — New York Sun.
The art of swimming is taught at the United
States Naval Academy at Annapolis in order to
prevent the marines from drowning when they
venture out to sea in our old war ships. A sailor
who can swim in an ironclad bathing suit and
carry a dynamite cannon on his back, can get
the job of defending our coast by applying to
the Secretary-Tit; the Navy. —Areola (III.) Record.
“Pass me the butter, Charles," she said. She
had been a widow, she had married again, and
they, too, had gone to Washington to begin the
“My name is George,” he said, coldly and
with discriminating emphasis.
“X know it, George," she replied; “you must
excuse me. I was misled. It is the same but
Bishop Ryan, of Buffalo, sails for Rome from
New York this week.
Gov. Ames, of Massachusetts, carries life insur
ance to the amount of $125,000.
Ex-President Hayes is fond of referring to
the framers of the constitution as “Our
Charles Dickens, Jr., is looking forward to
a dinner in Chicago on Christmas day with
Robert Manchester Is perhaps the oldest
song and dance man on the American stage. He
i worth more than $50,000.
Senator Saclsbcry, it is again reported, will
short ly be married to a Southern girl. The Sen
ator lias passed the three score mark.
Thf. Duke of Marlborough, before sailing for
Europivon Saturday, purchased several dozen
views of various objects of interest in New York.
According to the most reliable statistics, 155
of 314 colleges pronounce by the Roman method,
144 by the English method and 34 by the conti
The students of the Chautauqua College of
Liberal Arts represent almost every State in the
American union, besides a very liberal repre
sentation from the dominion of Canada.
Miss Rose Cleveland’s salary as teacher in
the high-class school for young ladies in New
York is said to be higher t ban that paid to any
American woman except the stars on the stage.
Charles Dickens, the younger, was overcome
by the grandeur of Niagara Falls. Ho said, as
he gazed upon the cataract: “Why, this is
something awful. My father, in his "American
Notes," speaks of Niagara as a place of peace
and rest. I don't see what he could have been
thinking about. Peace aud rest! Why, to me
it is one of abject terror."
Jamf.s Russell Lowell has purchased for a
summer resilience an aliandoned little rod house
on a decayed farm at Asbfield, Mass., where he
has a magnificent view of that mountainous
country. He has no near neighbors, hut in a
distant part of the town are George William
Curtis and Prof. Charles Eliot Norton, the
author of the’ last life of Thomas Carlyle —two
Count Henri de Ruot.z, whose death has
been recorded, began life with an income of
SIO,OOO a year; devoted himself first to musical
comiiosition, in which he achieved some success,
and afterward to scientific and mechanical ex
periments, in whicli he invented the galvanic
plating process, anticipated Bessemer in steel
casting, and produced other novelties, and died
at the ago of 82 with hardly a dollar in the
Clavs Spreckels is traveling about California
making converts to his theory that beet-sugar
eau be made in that State to a sufficient amount
to supply the country. He has prepared a lec
ture on beet-sugar culture which tie delivers free
of charge. The Sandwich Island newspapers
ridicule Spreckels' project, but his energy and
wealth are feared at Honolulu. The great
question in Kalakaua’a kingdom is will his beet
sugar beat Hawaii?
A crank called on Secretary Lamar last week
and demanded a million acres of land in the
West to establish anew "land of CanaAn.”
where the followers of the “Unborn Lamb”
could worship in peace far from civilization's
vices. He said he was the high priest of the
new order. Mr. Lamar informed him that the
unreliable Indian is still a feature of the far
West, and that the vices of civilization are pre
ferable to the cutting effects of the tomahawk
The first woman to attend the sessions of the
Interstate Commerce Commission was present
every day last week. She is the handsome and
brilliant daughter of George Rice, the Marietta
oil man who is making such a strong fight
against the whole power of the Standard Oil
Comjiany. Miss Rice know sas much about the
points at issue as her father. She takes charge
of part of ttie papers, watches the proceedings
closely, and now- and then makes suggestions to
her father's counsel, John Randolph Tucker.
.Judge Loomis and Mr. Follett.
Mrs. Paras Stevens’ version of the Mackay-
I >n tter-Stevens imbroglio is not quite like the
two that have already been published. "Would
you like to know why we quarreled?” she asked.
"Well, it is this. I begged aud implored Mrs.
Potter not to go on the stage, but she would.
‘My dear, - 1 said, ‘you are clever, you have great
ability; your talents, though, are for the draw
ing room, and there you will always shine.
Don't go on the stage.’ It was no use. " She was
'bound tc go on. and my continued intercession
made her angry. and that caused the uuuncl. ”
CONVERSATION AT THE SOIREE.
A Buffalo Man entertains a Rochester
From the Buffalo Courier.
Mr. Thikhed donned anew pair of $9 striped
trousers Inst evening and attended a soiree on
North street. Within an hour he was intro
duced to a young iad.v from Rochester, and he
at once entered into an animated conversation
“I’ve heard a good deal about Rochester,”
said .Mr. Thikhed, “but I'vo never been there.”
“Oh, you ought to go. I'm sure you’d like it.
Buffalo doesn't compare with it. You don't seo
the bustie here that you do in Rochester."
“Dear me! How runny," said Mr. Thikhed.
“Is it made of wire ?”
“Yeah. When you sit on it does it fold up?”
“Why, goodness gracious me, what are you
"The hustle! The bustle! Is it the Langtry
or the Potter hustle?"
“Why,l didn't speak about any bustle!”
“I beg your pardon,” said Mr. Thikhed earn
estly, “You said there was a bustle in Roch
‘•Why, I didn't mean an article of dress," said
the young lady, blushing violently. “I meant
that Rochester was lively, wide awake, pushing,
“Whatdoes it push?”
“Why, nothing really”
"What, does it push for, then?"
“I mean it's not slow. It goes rightahead.”
“On the canal or the railroad?"
"Does it walk or ride a bicycle?"
“Why, what a ridiculous question."
“You said it went rightahead. How does it
get over the ground?”
“Why, we put, up houses."
“At auction? "
“No, no, we build them.”
“Oh, ves, now I see. How funny.”
“You've never seen Powers block, of course?”
said the young lady.
“No,” answered Mr. Thikhed, “but I’d like to
see him do it, very much.”
The young lady looked puzzled.
“What does he block, anyhow?” continued
“Why, he doesn't block anything. Powers is
beautful. Why, I was simply carried away the
first time I visited the art gallery."
"Who took you?"
“My friend, .Mr. Smith."
“Did he carry you in his arms?"
“Carry me in his arms!"
“Yes, did he find you pretty heavy?”
“Why, he never carried me."
“You said somebody carried you away."
“Excuse me; you said you were carried away
when yoli saw- the pictures."
“Oh, good gracious 1 I meant I was delighted.
Can't you understand anything ?"
“But you'ie so vague." said Mr. Thikhed.
“Well, you know the Geaesse river."
"Jenny who ?”
“Genessee: Genessee river, same as your Gen
essee here, you know ?”
“We haven't got any Genessee river here”
“No, but you have a hotel, haven’t you ?”
"Is your Gemtssee river like our hotel ?”
“No, no, but the names are alike. The river
runs right through the town.”
“Why does it run ? Can’t it catch a car ?"
“Oh, dear, no. How could it ?’’
"Don't know. Any nice girls there ?”
“Lovely, and they throw smiles at you.”
“Schooners or ponies ?”
“Lager or weiss beer? What kind of smiles
are they when they can throw them at you?
Do they throw 'em across the street ?”
“Oh. dear, yes.”
“Don’t they spill? How' the dickens can they
“Spill? I don’t understand you.”
“Why, the smiles, you know.”
“How can they spill?”
“It there was a saloon here I’d show you.”
“A saloon? What has that to do with
Mr. Thikhed smiled pitifully, and shook his
head. "Everything, everything,” said he.
"Well, really, Mr. Thikhed," said the Roch
ester young woman, “I fear we don’t under
stand each other. Really, when you talk about
smiles being spilt I can’t comprehend you."
“I'm sorry," said Mr. Thikhed, "but I can’t
make my meaning plainer without a saloon,”
and he sauntered out into the conservatory and
looked at the harper tune his lay or lay a tune,
whichever it is.
The Sick Child.
From the Boston Transcript.
O mother, lay your hand upon my brow!
O mother, mother, where am I now?
Why is the room so gaunt and great?
Why am I lying awake so late?
Fear not at all, the night is still;
Nothing is here that means you ill—
Nothing but lamps the whole town through,
And never a child awake but you.
Mother, mother, speak low in my ear,
Some of the things are so great and near*
Some are so small and far away
I have a fear that I cannot say.
What have I done, and what do I fear.
And why are you crying, mother dear j
Out in the city the sounds begin;
Thank the kind God, the carts come in!
An hour or two more and God is so kind
The day shall be blue in the window blind;
Then shall my child go sweetly asleep
And dream of the birds and the hills of sheep.
—Robert Louis Stevenson.
Gambling on the Decline in Missouri.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
There has been a marked change in the last
twenty years in public feeling as regards gamb
ling. St. Louis was a great gambling town then,
and at any of the big games, the politicians and
statesmen could be found in abundance. In
Washington between 1864 and 18081 believe t here
was more gambling done than ever was at the
old German resorts. Faro was the game, and
one could see assembled at the table Senators,
Congressmen, foreign Ministers, members of
the Cabinet and distinguished men from every
part of the Union. I saw there one night the
Collector of the Port of a Northern city lose
SIOO,OOO inside of four hours, and a gentleman
from St. Louis that night got tip from the table
winner by $85,000. He went back and dropped
that and $6,000 more the next night. Nowadays
no man of any prominence at all would dare
enter a gambling house, and if he did would not
want anybody to know it. They gambled then
as they drink now, and were reckoned as gentle
Musicians Require Constant Practice.
From the New York Morning Journal.
The manner in which players of wind instru
ments keep their lip muscles hardened often ex
cites curiosity. This is only attained by constant
practice, and the more perfectly a performer
plays, the more practice is needed to keep him up
to the mark. Many performers on wind instru
ments, and especially cornet ists, frequently lose
control over the muscles of their mouths and
are affected by what is known as the “frozen
lips."’ In this case the lip sometimes swells to
an enormous size, and in many instances the
performer is obliged to take temporary rest
from playing. Too much smoking is also bad
for the lips, as it makes them dry and feverish.
While the use of too much liquor would, of
course, lie bail for any performer, yet when used
in moderation it sometimes lias" a beneficial
effect upon the playing. This is especially tme
when a very heavy programme is rendered.
A Remarkable Prayer.
From the Council Bluffs Nonpareil.
The Hon. Frank Shinn, who was the Repub
lican nominee for State Seuator in this District,
is the son of the Rev. Shinn, who made the fa
mous prayer in the lowa Legislature, In the
early days when that body convened at low’a
City. At that time the issues in this State were
federal money against wild cat batiks and pro
hibition. The Rev. Shinn was called upon to
open the House with prayer one morning, and
did so in the following language: “Oh, God,
bless the young and growing State of lowa.
Bless her Reprereeentativee, Senators and chief
officers. Give us a sound currency, pure w-nter
and an undefiied religion, for Christ's sake.
Amen.” It has been many years since the
prayer was delivered, and yet. for its remark
able conciseness, pungency and power, it lias
never been equaled by a public prayer since.
Reminded by His Youngster.
From the Louisville Courier. Journal.
A physician told a good joke on himself to an
appreciative audience at the jail:
“At my house,” he said, “I make it a point to
ask a blessing before each meal. There is a
sharp, hright-oyed little feliow -a member of
our family—who has just reached the age of 7.
He takes particular note of everything tnnt
happens, and often makes quaint remarks.
Well, on the occasion to which I refer, we sat
down to supper, and. as usual. I said grace. My
mind lieing very much engrossed with other
thoughts, I forgot that I had observed my religi
ous custom, and repeatedlhe invocation. Quick
as the 'amen' had rolled from mv lips the
second time, this bright hopeful of mine looked
up and said: •Ding-a-ling a-ling; chestnut*,
papa.' It is unnecessary to add that I fully un
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The official record in the cases of the Chi
cago Anarchists contained about 2,000,000 words.
A young society man of Keokuk, la., won a
wager made in jest by eating thirty-six bananas
at a sitting.
Berlin has a technical high shool, built by
the city at a cost of $1,800,000, and maintained
at a cost of $190,000.
Queen Victoria sent $225 to Mrs. James Lees,
of Goole, who was injured by the explosion of
fireworks during the jubilee celebrations.
John W. Young, Brigham Young's oldest son,
is said to be a successful business man and a
shrewd builder of railroads in Utah Territory.
He has only three wives,
A negro dropped dead of heart disease while
playing “craps" at Pine Bluff, Ark., last week.
The body was removed and the game proceeded
as if nothing unusual had occurred.
A farmer who resides within four miles of
Lincoln, Logan county. 111., had never heard of
the Uaymarket riot, nor the trial of the An
archists, ud to the day of the execution.
The first translation into English of a Hebrew
novel will shortly appear. France first discov
ered that then? were Hebrew novels worth
translating, and has had them for some years.
The Alaskan Indian is pre-eminently the dudo
of his race. He is always clad in handsome furs
or blankets, and carries a walking-stick which
is often a beautiful specimen of elaborate carv
The man who blows the comet in a rural
brass band down in Maine is six feet and ten
inches tall, and the band is looking for a drum
major that won’t look like a midget prancing
in front of him.
Mosquitoes in China have a very poisonous
sting. In a Tientsin hospital there were at one
time last summer a man with an abscess in his
face and another with blood poisoning from the
bite of the insects.
Two families occupying the same house, in
Wallingford, Conn., fought long and bitterly
until the woman on the first floor burned feath
ers and cayenne pepper. Then the woman on
the second floor capitulated and moved out.
Onf thousand two hundred and forty divorces
were granted in France in 1885, the first year of
the existence of the divorce law- in France. The
last twelve months produce 488 Parisians di
vorced, the most being hi the rich quarters.
The proper thing in neckwear among the
swells of San Antonto, Tex., is a scarf made of
rattlesnake skin, with a pin composed of the
snake’s rattles. The skins are prepared
by a Texan, who has a snake ranebe near the
A Secretaire which cost $175,090 was sold
for $3,000, and this was a specimen of the sac
rifice in the sale of the late King of Bavaria's
goods and chattels. No monument has been
raised to his memory. Tw o planks with a cross
upon them mark the spot where the King was
A boy employed in a foundry at Smith's
Falls, Canada, filled with powder and iron filings
a gas pipe, eighteen inches long, and then ap
plied a match and caused an explosion which
startled the community, shattered windows,
damaged neighboring buildings, and shook the
boy out of his situation.
An exhibition of objects of art—paintings,
sculptures, jewelry, bronzes, china, carvings,
etc.—formerly the property of the late King
Louis 11. of Bavaria, and comprising 2,000 num
bers and representing a value of nearly a mil
lion marks, will be exhibited in Stuttgart by
Councillor Ehni. It is supposed that it will be
offered tor sale wholly. ,
The sadden application of the air brakes in
stopping a freight train at Fresno, Cal., caused
a number of passengers who were in the caboose
to be badly shaken up. One in the lookout bouse
was thrown through the window and had his
side injured; another had his nose broken and
another an arm hurt. Several others were
bruised, but none seriously.
Prince Ferdinand, of Bulgaria, owes the
Czar such a grudge for his continued antago
nism that he is stated to have cleared out of the
palace at Sofia every single portrait of Ale an
uers 1. and 11., which had been placed there in
days of Russo-Bulgariau friendship. Further,
all Russian books in the pubiic offices have been
suppressed and replaced by- Austrian or Polish
In Germany the average duration of the life
of gardeners, mariners and fishermen is given
as 58 years; butchers, 54 years; carpenters and
bricklayers, 49 years; shoemakers and tailors,
44 years; compositors and lithographers. 41
years, and laborers, 32 years. Of the professions
the average lifetime of clergymen is 67 years;
teachers. 57 years; lawyers, 54 years, and phy
sicians, 49 years.
Extensive preparations are being made by
the Presbyterian Board of Indian schools to
educate the Indians of Arizona. At Tucson they
are building an SB,OOO school house. Fifty acres
of land have been bought on the Santa Cruz
river, where the young Indians will be instruct
ed in farming, and another building to cost
$6,000 will soon l* erected, where 150 pupils can
The Postmaster of Hirwain, Eng., who re
fused to marry a widow aged 84, to whom he
was engaged, on account of an exhibition of her
temper shortly before proceeding to the church,
was early in the morning a few days afterward
taken in a brougham by the villagers to the
church, where he met his bride brought in the
same manner, and the knot was tied. They
were then drawn home, accompanied by a large
A magnificent gift has been made to the
Natural History museum, South Kensington, by
Capt. Wardlaw Ramsey. The late Marquess of
Tweddale had perhaps the finest private col
lection of birds in Great Britain, and had in ad
dition a very valuable ornithological library.
This collection and the library were bequeathed
to Capt. Ramsey, who has now assigned the
whole to the nation, together with many rare
ornithological specimens obtained by himself in
the far East. The value of this present is
A very singular incident was noted in connec
tion with a recent mill fire in Carlton, Mich.
The building was burning fiercely, but the big
engine which drove the machinery continued to
run all through the blaze, and by that means
was saved from destruction, though there was
not a wall standing on either side of it when the
fire had finished. The pmnpspwere also running
and had kept the boiler supplied, so there could
be no explosion. It was a peculiar spectacle to
see the engine driving away at a slashing speed
in the midst of the flames, but the motion some
how saved it from fire. All the rest of the ma
chinery was a total loss.
Among the customs peculiar to wedding occa
sions the ring and bride cake seems to be of the
most remote antiquity, the latter being a modern
improvement on the heathen practice of using a
cake of wheat or barley at a marriage. The
presenting of gifts to the bride is also of very
old origin, the favorite present in the middle
ages being a pot of butter, which was brought
forward as soon as the happy couple veturhed
home from church, and winch was supposed to
presage plenty and an abundance of good things.
Other bridal gifts peculiar to the olden time
were scarfs end laces, and, what is stranger
still, a pair of knives, which it was the fashion
for women to wear sheathed and suspended
from their girdles.
Thu original Dr. Faustus has been com
memorated recently with great ceremony at his
asserted birthplace, the little village of Knit
tlingen, in Wurtemberg. This year was the
quatereentenarv of Faust's birth, and also the
tercentenary of the first, publication devoted to
his memory, the first sketch of the life of the
famous sorcerer having appeared at Frankfort
on-Main in 1687. Knittlingen tradition merely
relates that I)r. Faustus utilized his magic
powers to gain a livelihood during his student
days. Thus he acquired an equivocal reputa
tion, and subsequently lived up to it till he
perish* dof violencd. Popular opinion immedi
ately declared that such a magician could not
die in ordinary human fashion, and so the
legend spread that Faust had been carried off
by his master, the devil.
The famous tiara from the Parisian clergy
and faithful laity is the great attractiou at the
Pope's jubilee. It is made of hand-embroid
ered cloth of silver, on which rest the triple
crowns, composed of 600 jewels—emeralds sap
phires. rubies, and diamonds, Th’ pendants
are jeweled and embroidered with the panel
arms, each terminating with three golden tas
sels. The tiara is contained in a gorgeous white
leather casket, adorued with enamel plaques
ornamented with the arms ami seals of the
givers Gifts from tne Orleans family are espe
cially handsome, the most interesting however
being a silver statuette of Joan of Are the
work of Prinress Mario of Orleans, now Princess
Waldemar. Among all these gorgeous offer
ings a touching contrast isnfforiled by the hum
ble contributions from poor Catholics Thus
one sends a supply of night lights, and a poor
old woman and her crippled daughter offer a
Go to the Theatre Friday and hear the
story of the little white lioae.
Its superior excellence proven in millions of
mines tor more than a quarter of a century. It is
sed by the L?nited States Government. In-
T-rsed by the heads of the Great Universities as
he Strongest. Purest and most Healthful. Dr.
rice's tiie only Baking Powder that does not
' mtain Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Sold only in
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
FEW YORK. CHIrARO. ST. LOTUS.
A. R, ALTAI AYER <fc CO.
A. R. ALTMAIER A (0., overstock
run lic e ’ w c
Benefactors, to show
ou r im
mense stock of Holiday Goods.
Will low prices move ’em?
Here’s one chance in a life
time; $13,000 worth of Boys'
Tailor-made Clothing to select
5,000 genuine bargains in
this department. Boys’ Tweed
Suits (knee pants), sizes 4-13,
were $3, we'll sell this week
for $1 50.
Boys’ Cassimere Suits (knee
pants), sizes 4-13, $2 75; were
$7 50 Cheviot Suits down
to $3 75.
Visit us. You’ll buy Boys’
Clothing whether you need
’em or not.
sl2 Combination Robes this
week for $5 50. $25 ditto
for $lO. S4O Combination
Robes for sl9 48.
1,300 pairs Ladies’ Beauti
ful Kid, pebble and straight
goat, $3. Button Boots this
week for $1 98. Phenomenal
values. Visit us this week, it
will pay you, and especially
visit our second floor. One of
the many inducements on this
floor is 1 lot Ladies’ Very
Nobby Striped and Checked
Englis’h Walking Jackets, with
hood A. R. ALTMAVER & CO.,
. , J BROUGHTON
week, $5; bull
~ ZONWEISS CREAM.
m— ii n PTwirTM—fc
FOR THE TEETH
F* made from New Material*, contains noAcM<
Card arit, or injurious matter
It is Pure, Kef-ixed. Perfect.
Nothing Like It Ever Known.
From Senator Ootgcshall.—•TtakcpleM
urp in recommending Zonwelfa on account ox it*
efficacy and purity.”
From Mrs. Gen. T.oran’s Dentist* Hr.
JR. Carroll, Washington, D. C.—“l have had
Zon welss analyzed. If is the most perfect denti
frice I have ever seen.”
From Hon. rims. P. Johnson. Ex. JJ*
Gov. of JVIo.-”Zomveißß cleanses thr teeth thor
oughly. Is delicate, convenient, very pleasant,and
leaves no after taate. Sold bt all dblogistb.
Price, 35 cents.
Joumson & Johnson, 23 Cedar St., N. Y.
Wmmmmantm immti mwi'r
For gale by LIPPMAN BROS., Lippman’i
Block, Savannah. _
Rust Proof Oafs,. Seed Rye,
And all kinds of VEGETABLES and FRUITS
By every steamer.
25 Cars Oats, 25 Cars Hay,
50 Cars Corn.
GRITS, MEAL, CORN EYE BEAN. P EA&
and feed of all kinds.
155 BAY STREET.
Warehouse in 8., F. A W. R'y Yard.
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