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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS,
Meetings—Planters’ Rice Mill Company; Sa
vannah Lodge No. 1153, K. of H.; German-
American Mutual Loan and Building Associa
Special Notices—Choice Apples, L. Putzel;
Notice to Citizens; As to Crew British Steamer
Timor; State and County Taxes, 1887. *
Grand Bargains This Week—Cohen’s Bar
Legal Notice—Application to Sell Real
STEAMsnip Schedule—Baltimore Steamship
Shoes—A. S. Cohen.
Legal Sales—Chatham Sheriffs Sale.
Hustling— L. & B. S. M. H.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Hein Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Auction Sales—Liberty Street Property,
Good Paying Property in Yamaeraw, Truck
Farm on Louisville Road, by I. D. Laßoche's
Sons; Plantation Near Savannah, Admin
istrators’ Sales, Tart of a Lot,by J. Mc-
Laughlin 4 Son; Two Houses and Lot in Yama
craw. Estate Sale by.l. McLaughliu & Son; Half
Lot and Tenement in Choctaw Ward, House
and Lot Near S., F. & W. Ry., House and Lot
on Henry Street, Lot and Improvements in
Calhoun Ward, Executer’s Sale, by C. H. Dor
If the City Council has determined to do
some more street paving it should not delay
beginning work until the approach of warm
weather next year.
The papers that have been printing state
ments of what the President’s message will
contain will very soon have an opportunity
of seeing how far they missed the truth.
The youthful appearance of Senator
Pasco, of Florida, caused him to bo an
object of interest to the ladies in the Senate
galleries yesterday. His face is youthful,
but his mind is stored with the wisdom of
It is not well to forget that the recent
Democratic victory in New York was won
0:1 the unequivocal platform demanding an
Immediate reduction of taxation by at least
The Ixtndon Telegraph thinks that
“Uncle Remus” is a native of Africa. He
is not, but he spent his younger days on a
plantation in Putnam county, Ga., where
he had occasion to study the peculiarities of
Judge Jere Black, in his speech before the
Electoral Commission, said: “Justice often
travels with a leaden heel, but wheu it
strikes, it strikes with a hand of iron.”
Justice seems to have struck ex-Senator
Grand Master Workman Powderly seems
to be very active and very talkative at
present. It is not an easy matter to deter
mine whether he is getting the better of his
enen\jes in the Knights of Labor organisa
tion or whether they are getting the better
Senator Riddleberger promises to be an
elephant on the hands of tho Republicans
at this session of Congress. The Republi
cans created Riddleberger, and for a while
he served the purpose for which he was
created, but time brings its revenges, and
the Democrats may be able to laugh at the
discomfiture of their political foes.
The Philadelphia Kepubiicaus are already
becoming interested in tho selection of dele
gates to the National Convention, and it
leaks out that many prominent men who
strongly favored Blaine last year, and who
fuvored him immediately prior to the recent
State Convention, have lost their enthusiasm
in the cause. The friends of Senators Cam
eron and Quay declare that it does not seem
best to put forward the statesman from
Maine, anti Allison, of lowa, is growing in
b 1 length. Shall we accept this as being a
straw which shows how the wind is blow-
State Sovereignty Affirmed.
The decision of the I T nited States Supreme
Court in the Virginia habeas corpus cases
yesterday, an abstract of which appears in
our dispatches this morning, reaffirms the
doctrine thut a State cannot be sued except
by its consent. Efforts have teen made a
number of times within the last few years
in the lower Federal courts to overthrow
ttiis doctrine with the view of making
States |iay obligations for which, it was al
: leged, they were responsible, but they have
j never been successful beyond the courts in
! which they originated.
It was thought by some good lawyers
that the action of Judge Bond, of the
United States Circuit Court, in the Vir
ginia cases would be sustained by the Su
preme Court on the ground that it could not
be clearly shown that the sovereignty of the
State was involved, but tho Supreme Court
was not deterred by the roundabout char
acter of the proceedings from grappling
with the real issue and deciding it.
The facts of the cases were about as fol
lows: Attached to the bonds of the State
of Virginia are coupons which, when the
bonds were issued, were made receivable
for taxes. It was found, however, that all
the taxes were being paid in these coupons,
and that thero was no money with which to
carry on the government. The Legislature,
therefore, | assed a law instructing the At
torney General and the prosecuting attor
neys of the different counties to sue tax
payers for their taxes, and collect the same
by legal process, notwithstanding tho
fact that the tnxpayerers had
offered to pay their taxes in
tax receivable coupons. The bondholders,
who were anxious to dispose of their cou
pons to the taxpayers, secured from the
United States Circuit Court an order re
straining the Attorney General and the
prosecuting attorneys from obeying
the law authorizing them to col
lect the taxes in cash, on the ground
that the law was unconstitutional The
Attorney General and two prosecuting at
torneys refused to obey the restraining
order, and were arrested and imprisoned
for contempt of court. They declined to
give bail, but at once applied to the United
States Supreme Court for a writ of habeas
corpus. They were then admitted to bail
by that court. It wa£ agreed by all tho
parties to the suit that all the questions
which led to the application for a writ of
habeas corpus should Is* presented to the
court, as a settlement of them was desired.
The declaration of the Supremo Court
that a State cannot be sued, except by its
consent, was so emphatic that it will
doubtless be a long while before another at
tempt will be made to accomplish that
object, although other indirect methods of
doing so, even more ingenious than those
which have already been tried, may be
If a State doesn’t want to pay its debts it
needn’t do so. Tho only security its bond
holders have is its honor. Virginia has never
repudiated her debt. She has simply said
that it was a bigger burden than she could
carry, and that ste would pay when
she could. She has asked hor
creditors to grant her some
relief, and while they have been disposed to
make concessions they have not yet shown
a sufficiently liberal spirit to make an agree
ment possible. Now, however, that all legal
means of collecting their bonds have been
exhausted it is probable that they will ac
cept such terms as the State is willing to offer
them. The fact that West Virginia is
morally bound for a part of Virginia’s debt,
but shows no disposition to assume it, causes
the public to regard with considerable
leniency Virginia’s failure to meet her obli
A Scandal of the Mild Type.
The newspapers have got a good deal of
amusement and gossip out of the Smith-
Overton affair. Col. Nicholas Smith, who
married the favorite daughter of the late
Horace Greeley, is a Kentuckian, and is
chiefly noted for his handsome face and
figure. Mr. Overton is an importer of
china, is 07 years of age, and resides in
Brooklyn. Mr. Over tor. was mar
ried to a Louisville (Ky.) lady a few
w eeks ago, and Col. Smith was his grooms
man. Col. Smith had not a very intimate
acquaintance with Mr. Overton, but went
from New York to Louisville to serve him
because he knew the family of the bride. A
few days ago Col. Smith sent to Mr. Over
ton a bill for SIBO for his expenses as
groomsman. Mr. Overton was some
what surprised, because he thought
that Col. Smith was a wealthy
mau, and he regarded tho demand
for expenses under such circumstances as a
rather remarkable one. He, however, sent
Col. Smith a check for SIOO, thinking per
haps it would cover all the Colonel’s ex
penses. It seems, however, that the latter
gentleman did not propose to have
his bill cut in that fashion, and a
rather spicy correspondence was begun,
which found its way into tho nowspapors.
Finally the two gentlemen began to be
quite abusive, and submitted to newspaper
interviews in which they talked about their
affair, and expressed their opinions of eaoh
other pretty freely. The newspapers also
took a hand in the matter on their own ac
count, and presented some alleged facts in
theearoerof Col. .Smith. It was alleged that
he squandered all the money which Horace
Greeley left his two daughters and his sister,
long before his wife ilied, and that he was
about to marry a wealthy Chicago widow.
The newspapers are still handling the
amusing little scandal. Mr. Overtpn says
that ho isn't a fighting man and doesn’t de
sire the Colonel’s blood. He also says that
he has washed his hands of him and
proposes to se.k a rest in a week or so in his
Paris house. Col. Smith, it is said, intends
to sue Mr. Overton for the balance of the
SIBO. He may, however, reach the conclu
sion that Mr. Overton’s financial responsi
bility is not great, enough to justify a suit.
He closes his last communication to the press
with the assertion that Mr. Overton’s “mis
take was in posing as a three millionaire up
on a fractional interest in tho small returns
of a Brooklyn china shop.” Mr. Overton,
however, declares that he is worth several
hundred thousand dollars, and that he is
fully able to meet any judgment which Col.
Smith may secure against him. It is re
markable that people will insist u;ou wash
ing their dirty linen in public.
The Kentucky Legislature convenes Dec.
31. “All that it has to do,” says the Cin
cinnati Enquirer, “is to re-elect Mr. Beck
to the United States Senate ami pass u few
appropriation bills.” Though its existence
is ordinarily limited to sixty days, it can by
concurrent resolution prolong the session in
definitely, and it will doubtless use its
power in this direction. The experience of
the country is that. Legislatures do not
adjourn as long as they can decently help
I doing so.
THE YOKNING NF/YS: T EPS DAY, DECEMBER r>. 1887.
The Municipal Contest in Boston.
Boston dignity has just emerged from a
very trying ordeal, but victoriously. Tho
I prospect of a municipal squabble hung over
the city for several days, and it looked at
one time as if the home of learning would be
turned into a political battle-field, on which,
metaporically speaking, would flow indis
criminately the blue blood of the literati
and scientists and tho red ' lood of the
The present Major of Boston is Mr.
Hugh O’Brien, and the next elect .on occurs
on Dec. 13. Mr. O'Brien, who is a Demo
crat, seems to have earned the disapproval
of the Republicans, and a sprinkling of
Democrats. His opponents have not lieen
able to put their fingers on any overt act of
his that calls for his retirement, but they
have indefinite impressions that lie ought to
retire. They are unable to show that he
lias not managed his office well, and reduced
taxation, but they bring some charges
against him, one of which is that he de
graded the city by making it appear the
patron of such men as Bullivati rather than
of Longfellow, Holmes and Whittier, when
he took part in a public meeting in honor
of the pugilist. This would appear to be a
matter for which they wore equally respon
sible, since the city itself on one occasion
presented Mr. Sulliven with a diamond
studded belt, presumably in recognition
of the manner in whicli he illustrated her.
Mr. O’Brien has again been nominated by
the Democrats, and it was tho policy of his
opponents to unite on some Democrat who
would draw votes from his party and at the
same time be satisfactory to the Republi
cans. Ex-Gov. Gaston was decided upon,
Wit he declined, and the citizens’ meeting
nominated Mr. Nathaniel J. Bradlee. Mr.
Bradlee was not acceptable to the Republi
cans, who nominated a strict party man,
Mr. Thomas N. Hart, their defeated candi
date in the last election. Mr. Braffiee in
the meantime declined, and taking advant
age of the situation Mr. Hart accepted, in a
letter, saying that “if elected he would con
sider himself the servant of the people at
large, without regard to politics, creed, color
Here was a bait set for the Citizens’ party,
and the result is that instead of a union on
a Democrat who would draw from his party,
the union is on a Republican who cannot
hope to make any very great improvement
on the canvass in which ho was defeated.
The Republicans are expressing their
chagrin at what they call the stupidity of
the management on their side, while the
Democrats are congratulating themselves
that they have as good politicians in their
ranks as the occasion calls for. As Mr.
O’Brien’s majority over Mr. Hart last year,
when there was a Labor candidate in the
field, was 4,500, thero is no reason to doubt
that it will be increased in the approaching
election, as there is no third candidate.
The danger of a squabble is averted, and
Boston’s dignity bas resumed its usual
.rk uu cauox..
It is understood that there is a great deal
of opposition on the part cf Liberty street
property holders to the paving of only one
side of that street. It is apparent that no
paving will be done on the street at all, or
only at the end of u lawsuit, if some plan
for paving it that will be generally satisfac
tory to the property owners is not adopted.
Is it not possible to adopt a plan that will
be satisfactory ? Let the committee of
Council that has jurisdiction of street pav
ing have a consultation with a committee of
tlie property holders, with a view of reach
ing some agreement.
Why not pave both sides of the street?
There is no necessity for a roadway wider
than 20 feet on either side. Lot the side
walks be widened a little, and the unoccu
pied purt of the street be sown in grass. A
wide green strip in the center, or little
green plats on the sides, with a large vase
here and there containing plants, would
make the street one of the handsomest in the
country. Let the committee think of this
suggestion, and it may flud it advisable to
adopt it, or some other equally satisfactory
one. A little tact and good judgment will
help the committee wonderfully in this
Everytirae a sudden death is announced
in any of the localities to which immigrants
from the cholera-infected ships, Britannia
or Alesia, have gone there in pretty certain
to be alarm about cholera. A day or two
ago in Youugstown, O. .James Donaldson
died rather suddenly, and it was also said
that his wife, who washed his clothes, died
after a few hours’ illness. There was soon a
rumor t hat Donaldson came to this country
on one of the ships which had cholera on
board, and there was at once fears of a
cholera epidemic in Youngstown. It does
not appear, however, that tho man was ever
on board of either the Britannia or the
Alesia. Health Officer Smith, of New
York, made a careful inquiry, and stated
that no such name as that of Donaldson ap
peared on the lists of immigrants who came
to this country on those ships. Thero is no
doubt that it would be much the wiser plan
to prevent immigrants from cholera-in
fected districts of Europe from landing in
The New York Sun insists on alluding to
Mr. Childs as George Washington Childs,
although his name is George William. Ge
nius always has its eccentricities, and one of
Mr. Dana’s is to invent for his friends
names that, he believes to be in accord with
their natures. The New York Slav tells
how Mr. Childs got his name. “He is the
son of an English Quaker. When he was
born, 'William IV was King of England,
aud during the most of the lifetime of the
elder Childs the name of England’s King
was George. What more natural than that
the babe should be named William in honor
of the reigning monarch, and George in
honor of the four Kings who had ruled
over England before him. - ’
Senator Turpie, of Indiana, got his seat,
but Senator Faulkner, of West Virginia,
will have to wait uwhilo until the record in
his case is made a little more satisfactory to
the Republicans. The Republican Senators
seem determined to keep one Democratic
Senator out ol’ his seat until they find out
definitely whether Senator Riddlebcrger in
tends to act with them.
The Louisville Courier-Journal says:
“Ohio has done handsomely in erecting a
statue to James A. Garfield, the last of her
Presidents.” There is something peculiarly
suggestive in the expression, “the last of
her Presidents.” It is not probable thut Ohio
will soon furnish another President, unless
the Democrats should go to that State for a
Twenty-three million acres of public land
restored to the people liy a Democratic ad
ministration wiil be a very good plank to
stand on when the time comes for making
A Hint to Congress.
From the Baltimore American (Ren.)
Congress should not forget that one-third of
the people who work in this country are em
pic>yed on farms.
From the Boston Globe. I Inrl.)
Riddlelierger thinks the Senate iN no place for
n poor man. There is a universal opinion pre
vailing among both rich and poor that the Senate
is no place for Riddlelierger.
Unfamiliar With Angels.
From the Nashville American ( llcm .!
A man from a hack county of Kentucky went
to Louisville a day or two ago and tried to ride
on the street cars without money and without
price hy declaring that he was an angel and
that, “angels pay no fare.” As Louisville people
are entirely unacquainted with angels, the man
from the fiack county was coldly and unfeel
ingly thrust into a dungeon cell on the fr.volous
charge of insanity.
From the Charleston News and Courier (Dem.)
Representative Tom Reed, of Maine, was
nominated for Speaker of the House by the
minority caucus on Saturday night, and testified
his dear appreciation of the empty honor con
ferred on him by predicting a Republican vic
tory in the next Presidential election. This
made things pleasant all round, and on the
whole was as fair an exchange of values, per
haps, as could have been made.
Real estate agents draw the line at renting
a fine house for a few weeks, during which time
somebody’s daughter is married in it and de
Ask a woman to marry, after courting her five
years, and she ll pretend she wasn’t expecting
it. The female is the worst humbug in the
world.— Louisville Democrat.
M iss Clara— I think young Sir. Waldo is so
original, aud so pleasant, too. He paid me some
very pretty compliments.
Miss Ethel—Did he, indeed? Why he must be
original i—Ncut York Sun.
Enough is a feast: Old Man (with emotion)—
Do you realize, my dear sir, that you are asking
me for the only daughter that I have?
YoutjgMan (calmly)—Yes, sir; but if you had
a dozen 1 wouldn't want but one.—New York
As soon as you forget to pay a man a small
sum you owe him tell him so and he will be sat
isfied. It is the putting off and putting off of
such payments and uot telling the man yon
have forgotten it, that makes him mad.—. Yew
Judge—What excuse have you to offer for
this violent assault.”
Prisoner—l was carried away hy an uncon
Judge—Well. I'll see that you are carried away
by the sheriff.— Harper's Bazar.
“Old fools are the worst,” so the gossips de
But as for the gossips we doubt them.
Old fools are much better than young fools, we’ll
For 'tis plain we ll be soonest without them.
Featherlv (admiring Dumley’s new suit)—
How much time did you get on it, Dumley?
Dumley—Time? Not a minute! I planked
down the cold cash.
Featherly—Why. of course. That was a fool
ish question to ask. I tell you. Dumley, old
man, this is a hard, hard world.— New York Sun.
Zeke (breaking wood)—My mammy gibs me a
penny ebery day fer choppin' ilis wood.
Alie (enviously)—Am dat so? An’ wot do yo’
buv wid dat cent?
Zeke—Oh, 1 doan buy nutliln’, 'cause mammy
am savin’ ’em fer me to buy anew ax wen dis
beah one gits played out. —Harper's Young
"No one ever thought." remarked Gillyboat,
pensively, “that Bill Julip would ever settle
down to a quiet, humdrum life. He was the
wildest and most dangerous character in the
entire neighborhood, a drunkard and a gam
bler, but ail at once he settled down, and has
now quit all his evil habits forever.”
“Did he experience religion?”
“Well, no, not exactly. He went to the pen
itentiary for life.’’— Nebraska State Journal.
The Making or Him.—Omaha Man (on rail
road train)—No, I am not traveling on business
exactly. lam going East after iny son. He is
in a college there and was hurt recently in a
game of football. I shall take him out. I don’t
believe in these Eastern colleges anyhow—all
play and no work.
Stranger—Well, l do. lam a college graduate,
and I owe my present success to my collegiate
training. I just tell you football toughens a
man up wonderfully. The knocking around I
got in college was the making of me.
“Humph! What business are you in?”
“I am a book agent.”— Omaha World.
W. 'V. Corcoran. of Washington, will cele
brate his B!>th birthday anniversary this month.
The aged philanthropist has almost entirely re
covered from liis recent paralysis shock, and is
said to be preparing for a brilliant and active
social campaign this winter.
Rev. Ovin Miner, of Syracuse, N. Y.,a re
tired clerg.i man of the Presbyterian church,
whose scholarship and devoutness are outranked
by none, and whose advancing years crown a
life of earnest devotion to religion, announces
his belief in probation after death.
Doorkeeckr McKenna, ot Troy, N. Y., who
has charge of the White House ushers, is quite
a remarkable man in a quiet way. He was at
one time Superintendent of Police in Troy. He
started oul in life as a blacksmith and brought
up a large family in the practice of his trade,
educating his eldest sou at Williams College.
The young man now has a good professional
footing in his father's city.
Lee Hale, who commanded the famous Texas
Rangers, organized by t'ue Governor of the Lone
Star State to put down lawlessness, has been in
Washington recently. He is a tall man, with
auburn hair, a tawny moustache and steel blue
eyes, lie is considered the bravest man in
Texas. He says: "I did my duty to the State
and restored the majesty of the law in some
rather tough localities. Life and property are
now safe ,n Texas. lam known throughout the
State, and I have just fighting reputation enough
left so that i>eople let me alone.’' It will lie ob
served that, like all other brave men, he is ex
Hon. John C. New. of Indianapolis, is at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, and as is usually
the case, has his mouth fixed for a special inter
view on the folly of nominating James <;. Blaine.
The name of the Maine statesman.has the same
effect upon Mr. John C. New as a vermiilion
hued shawl has on a wild animal in the Spanish
bull ring. No one blames tho usually placid
hearted Hoosier editor for his untamable dispo
sition to show up w hat he considers the w eak
points in Mr. Blaine's political armor, and he
has done it so effectively and so often that one
ceases to remember the mistake that the usually
sagacious New Kngland man made when be dis
carded the political counsels and for a time
overthrew the ambitions of the distinguished
gentleman from Indiana.
Gen. Frank B. Spinola, of New York, and his
great shirt collar have gone to Washington for
the Session, and the Westminster Hotel and the
jolly coterie around there will miss the brave old
white-faced gentleman and his cordial ways.
The boys gave him a hearty send-off before ho
departed, and baptized his entrance upon his
new career in a way that must have warmed
the cockles of his heart. Many a time in his
political career the General has wanted to go to
Congress. His intimates know that the ambi
tion of his middle and later life has been to
represent one of the districts of that city in
the House, and now that he has attained the
place there will l>c few better posted men on
matters of iegisiatiou on the floor than the
bright, big-hearted and stalwart New Yorker.
Archbishop Ryan, of the Catholic diocese of
Philadelphia, is a man whom one wou il turn to
take a second look at. Over six feet in height,
built like an athlete, muscular, quick iu his
movements, and w ith a face that looks kindness
out of every pore, he went to the (Junker City a
stranger from St. Louis to fIU the highest office
of tlie Catholic church there, and has endeared
himself to men of all denominations. He has a
massive bead, and the hair on it is plentiful and
as red as tire. He is one of the most eloquent
preachers in his church in this country, and
makes some of the graver old lioys in the
hierarchy blush and smile occasionally over the
good stories he can tell. He is a" thorough
American, a broad, liberal-minded man. uud
knows that he lives in the nineteenth century.
Aomikai, GnwAKii Simpsou, of the Navy, is one
of the guests at the Grand Hotel, New’ York.
The Admiral has not been much of a fresh
water sailor since lie sailed away forty-seven
years ago as a midshipman on board the old
sloop llocatur, and began his sea life on the
Brazilian coast. One would hardly think it, yet
tho bluff, breezy, old sailor, who has seen ser
vice in two wars, and fought bravely in both of
them, is as light upon his feet aud’as active to
day as many a man of half his age lie never
enjoyed any comfortable easy going depart ment
place in Washington, for ho was one or the men
who were kept pretty generally on dock and in
active work He is getting dose to the
tiatriarohiol age, and his bushy, silvei-y hair and
healthy youthful looking fact' would make a
pretty picture for any gallery of sea kings.
c-ujfut, a rro.esaor.
From the Sew York sun.
Call, r (to Mrs. Hendricks)—Your daughter's
husband is an A. M., is he not, M's. Hendricks?
Mrs. Hendricks (a trifle sourly)—Yes, he is
about a 2 o'clock a. m.
The New Congressional Library.
From the American Architect.
The Congressional Library at Washington
will cover 111,000 square feet, more than two
and a half acres. Mr. Smithmeyer, to whom the
library has been int rusted, has carried on elabo
rate tests of the resisting power of the soil on
which it will stand. A loaded car was brought
to bear on the earth of the excavated trenches
in such a way as to prove that the resistance
was equal to thirteen and a half tons to the
square foot. As the estimated weight of the
building is between two and three tons to the
square foot, the chances of subsidence of the
walls and consequent disasters are reduced to a
miuimum. The German Parliament house
covers 110.000 square feet, the Royal Library at
Munich 90,000, the library of the British Museum
Should Divorces be Published or Not?
From the Court Journal.
The meeting of the National Vigilance Society
betrayed a remarkable divergence of opinion
among the promoters of social purity. Nearly
every speaker began by confuting the senti
ments of his immediate predecessor, and a run
niug fire of criticism of a very decided charac
ter proceeded from Socialists and others in the
body of the hall and the gallery. The Earl of
Meath, better known as Lord Brabazon, spoke
strongly against the publication of divorce re
ports. and urged that the young people should
i>e kept in ignorance of much that was being
thrust upon their notice. The Rev. Mr. Hughes,
on the other hand, declared that there was noth
ing to fear from publicity. Young people could
not be kept in ignorance of wrong. lie was
against false modesty and the policy of silence.
Two Harvard Stories.
From the Cambridge Tribune.
One fact points out conclusively that Harvard
is a national institution, and that those who
make up its body of students come from ail re
gions. This is the language used by new' ar
rivals. Slang terms vary according to the differ
ent preparatory schools in different sections of
the country. One man will speak of using
“cribs,” another will study his lesson with the
help of “trots,” and a third wilt come to class
“riding on a pony." In the same way "flunk
ing” and “slumping” are practiced until
the man learns to say: “I am not prepared to
The writer was coming out of the college
grounds the other day when he was stopped by
a stranger to the town, who asked:
“What is that building?"
Not daring to call it Gore Hall, for fear the
stranger might connect it with Bloody Monday
and the college colors, and imugine Hai-vnrd to
be a very sanguinary institution, the writer an
swered that it was the library. Then came the
question, “Which building is Harvard College?”
People w’ho imagine that Harvard can be con
tracted into one of the buiidiugs in the yard
must be more familiar with the “universities”
of the Wild West, with faculties of oue. and
students in proportion.
From the Chicago Mail.
A wandering tribe, called the Siouxs,
Wear moccasins, having no shiouxs;
They are made of buckskin,
With the fleshy side in,
Embroidered with iieaos of bright hiouxs.
When out on the warpath, the Siouxs
March single file—never by twiouxs—
And by blazing the trees
Can return at their ease,
And their way in the forest ne’er liouxs.
All new-fangled boats he eschiouxs,
And uses the birch bark caniouxs;
They are handy and light,
And inverted at night,
Give shelter from storms and from diouxs.
The princii>al food of the Siouxs
Is Indian maize, which they brioux:;.
Or hominy make,
Or mix a cake,
And eat it with pork as they chiouxs.
Now doesn't this spelling look ciouxriousf
’Tis enough to make anyone tlouxrious:
So. a w'ord to the wise:
Pray our language revise
With orthography not so iujlouxrious!
Charles Francis Adams.
Mrs. Cleveland’s Love of Flowers.
From the. New York IF orld.
Washington. Dec. 2. Since the President
began work on his message he has had little
time to devote to Mrs. Cleveland. Themistress
of the White House, however, is amply able to
take care of herself when left to her own
devices, and has found many things with which
to occupy herself. She has always taken a
great interest in the tasteful ordering of the
grounds around the Executive Mansion as well
as at Red Top. Since the leaves have fallen the
surroundings of the White House have taken
on a bleak and barren aspect, and Mrs. Cleve
land has I wen greatly disturbed in consequence.
She has repeatedly visited the larger conserva
tory, which is presided over by Gardener Fisk,
and has levied upon ftim for foliage and flower
ing plants with which to cheer up the corridors
of the house.
Nor has she neglected the grounds. At her
request a number of evergreen shrubs were
ordered up from the Agricultural Department,
and Commissioner Coleman took particular
pride in sending some handsome varieties.
These are being set out in cleverly conceived de
signs about the winding driveway under Mrs.
Cleveland’s personal supervision, and do much
to relieve the sombre brown of the lawn.
At Oak View the gardener and his assistants
are busily employed in getting things snug for
winter. The rose bushes and tender plants that
line the drives have been carefully wrapped in
straw and the strawberry bed is covered with
mulching. Mrs. Cleveland notes these prepara
tions for winter w ith watchful eye and takes
care that nothing is left to the tender mercies of
Jack Frost. She is passionately fond of flowers,
and by her sjiecial order great bunches of the
choicest products of the big White House con
servatory adorns the dining-table daily.
A Scene in a Western Smoking: Car.
From the Chicago Tribune.
In the smoking car there were some thirty or
forty railroad graders who had finished a grad
ing contract and were headed for l lie Wisconsin
pineries for the winter. The cup that cheers, in
the guise of a fiat bottle, circulated on ail sides.
After some time a big man without any coat or
vest, and wearing a red woolen shirt, got up in
the forward end of the car, slammed bis broad
brimmed hat down on the car floor, and jumped
onto it and yelled:
“Boys, I’m a-runnin’ this ’ere train !”
“You bet!” whooped the others.
“You all know Old Jerry Hostetter! You’re
all aware Old Jerry Hostetter ain’t no slouch!
When Old Jerry Hostetter says he’s a-runnin’
this ’ere train, w’y, that's what he's doin'! Born
in a cyclone, rocked to sleep by a whirlwind,
brought up in atornader, tit an' licked a spout
in' volcano at the early age of ’leven years.
When Old Jerry Hostetter comes to town he
has to travel down the valley three days an’
three nights 'fore he comes to where the bad
man at the head of Bitter creek lives: That's
Old Jerry Hostetter—can't be rode with spurs
an’won’t drive only on the lead! Boys, was
Old Jerry Hostetter ever licked?”
"Not much!” roared the crowd.
“That's w hat!" replied the redoubtable Jerry,
as he jumped up and down on his hat, “that’s
what, ev’ry whack! He wasn't never licked, an’
he ain’t never goin' to be: I’m a-runnln' this
’ere train, an’ what I want to say is, that I can
lick Ihe conductor! I can pound the conductor
of this'ere train, an’l'm goin’to do it ! Hide
out. you small fry. an’ lemme at the conductor!
Lemine jes’ git ”
“Hah!” said a Swede who sat near, and who
was not quite so drunk as the rest. “Hold on,
there comes the con ductor!’’
Old Jerry turned and saw him just opening
"Lemine jes’ git my pans on that air brake
man!" went on the man who had fought the
rampant volcano when lie was of tender years.
“Where’s that sneakin', cowardly brakeman!
I/‘mine at him, till I pound the plustei u’off n
the top of the ear with his feet: When Old
Jerry Hostetter hits a brakeman he never
wiggles ag'n! Where’s that yelpin’, snarlin',
"Look out, he yust come oqt of the udder
car." said the Swede.
Mr Hostetter took a hurried glance over his
shoulder, only stopping’ long enough to catch
his breath and went on:
“Show me that yelpin', snarlin’, lyin’ sneak of
a newsboy, an’ I’ll show you a man Old Jerry
Hostetter can lick! Where's that cheatin’, low
down lea-nutter that, sold eld Jerry a apple for
ten oonts' Bring hum here till I steriniuute
him! Tell me where he ht. an’ I’ll hunt him out
an’kick him off’n th* top of a high hill! Old
Jerry Hostetter can smash any— ’’
"He’s coinin’ in the udder door, Yerry!” said
the Swede in a hoarse whisper.
“Wour-r-rck! I'm a blobay murderer! Gimme
room! Born in a slyeone, rocked by a whirl
"Shut up, or I’ll bust you, you old liar!”
how led another grader wearing a blue shirt, as
he got up a tew feel away. “Give a bettor man
a chance”’and then he got out in the aisle and
danced on hi hat and told what .a had man he
was, but prudently directed all his threats
against the contractor he had been working for,
and who was not on Ihe train. Old Jerry Hostet
ler settled duw n between the seats and took a
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A duel in France, wonderful to say, has ended
in the death of one of the parties. This disturbs
the old rale about the harmlessness of such
meetings on French soil. Unhappily, however,
the other old rale, that the better man is com
monly the one who gets killed, remains un
touched by the present case. The quarrel which
led to the duel was caused by an insult cast by
one of the combatants upon a lady. It was the
lady’s champion who fell.
A Madison (Wis.) dispatch says: "George 0.
Neitge, an aged German, is in the city, and pre
sented an interesting case to the State Land
Commissioner to-day. He claims that in 1874
he pre-empted 160 acres of land in St. Croix
county, paying to the State S4OO therefor. The
official records show tills to be a fact. Gov.
Taylor afterward ignorantly patented the same
land to the North Wisconsin railway, now the
Omaha company, which ejected Neitge and put
him in jail for trespass. The railway station at
Deer Park, with 600 residents, is now’ located on
the land, tho value of which is now over SIOO,-
The upper end of Manhattan Island, above
and at the sides of Centra! Park, is rapidly be
coming the seat of a surpassingly beautiful resi
dence district which puts Murray Hill to the
blush. The great blocks are lined with dwell
ings, among which few are alike. Marble, gran
ite, brick and terracotta, freestone and brown
stone following one another in designs remarka
ble for their originality. Here and there are
quarters where Ihe houses are mansions, each
in its little framing of lawn. Money, taste and
comfort reign in this new New York. The
down tow r n blocks of brown stone boxes seem
dreary when one returns to them.
Schemes for colonization in Mexico are com
ing to the front. A French company has ac
quired a grant of land in Chihuahua 60 miles
long by 6 miles wide, on which a colony of
French and Belgian emigrants are to lie settled.
A large body of land in the same State, adjoin
ing New Mexico, has lieen secured by a syndi
cate in which American capitalists are mostly
concerned, and it is to be colonized. A town is
being laid out on this land adjoining the New
Mexican town of Deming. The international
boundary there is an imaginary line, and so the
new town will be practically an extension into
Mexico of the American town of Denting These
are only the beginnings of what is to be a great
movement of American population, industry
and capital into Mexico.
Wagner’s recently discovered symphony has
been played with great success in several
foreign cities. It has been asserted that the
last movement shows a falling off in interest.
According to the testimony of the critic of the
Allgemcme Mmik-Zeitung. this is not the case,
although the finale Is conspicuous for humorous
qualities, and is lighter in character than the
first allegro. The same critic gives it os his
opinion that no symphony of so great weight
had ever before been produced by a 19-year-old
musician, and the fact is recalled that Herr
Laube of Leipsic, when he heard the work at
the Gewandhaus Concert in 1832, prophesied
that the young am} obscure composer would
make his mark in the world. The symphony
has been played also at Dresden and Cologne.
The statement is again made with great as
surance that Senator Spooner will, as soon as
Congress meets, take measures to secure
cheaper gas for Washington. Cheap gas is a
good thing, but good gas is a good deal better
What the people of Washington most need is
the latter article. Poor gas is dear at any
price, and a cheapening in price is sure to lie
followed by a falling off in quality, so that the
cost of getting a given amount of light is
always in danger of being increased instead of
reduced. Let the honorable Senator first re
quire that the gas company shall use only first
class coal in the manufacture of its so-called
illuminating medium, and afterwrrd regulate
the price on the basis of absolute cost of pro
duction and a fair interest on the capital
actually invested in the company’s plant—not
on its watered stock.
Mrs. Hetty Green and C. P. Huntington
have practically settled their differences in the
re-organization of the Houston and Texas Cen
tral Railroad Company and the amended plan
of re-organization will be made public next
week. The different interests have selected the
Central Trust Company as the trustee under
the new plan, and it will act as a re-organiza
tion committee of one, instead of the present
comm ttee of five, The details of this plan have
been in dispute for months, and this result is a
compromise in which, however, Mrs. Green has
earned her main point—that the general or
third mortgage bonds, of which she is a holder
to the extent of about $1,200,000 out of a total
issue of $4,000,000, should have a larger propor
tion in the new second mortgage bonds which it
is proposed to issue under the re-organization.
Here is a curious anecdote of the two famous
sticks of M. de Lesseps’ great friend, Moham
med Said. That Prince, when he returned on
one occasion from England, sent for the canal
cutter, and showed him two sticks, one of which
had been given him by M. de Lesseps, the other
was a present from an English Admiral. “It
often happens,” said the Prince, “that you talk
to me about the canal in the hearing of people
who might retail our conversation at an inop
portune moment. I have therefore though tit
best to obviate this by carrying in my haul the
English cane when I want you not to say a word
about the canal. When, however, you see me
with your cane (the French one) hi my band,
you can talk as long as you like about your un
dertaking.” It appears that Mohammed Said
nsed M. de Lesseps’ walking-stick until his dying
day, and had it beside him when he breathed his
A curious point of controversy has been
raised as regards an incident of the late Jenny
Lind’s career. Grove's dictionary, and most
other musical encyclopedias, German and Eng
lish. state that Jenny Lind sang once, and only
once in Paris, in 1842; and some add that the
defeat she suffered on that occasion induced her
to make a solemn vow never to appear again
before a French audience. An obituary notice
in Le Mene.itrel.a generally well-informed paper,
now denies the whole story. “Whatever has
been lately said to the contrary." it writes, “it
is a fact that Jenny Lind never appedred before
the Parisian public, never made her debut at
the Opera or elsewhere iu Paris.” “One would
like to know,” says the Musical World , "on
what authority this statement Is made. Also
why, if it is true, Jenny Lind at no subsequent
time accepted au engagement in Paris; for, as
a matter of fact, she never sang there after
Some successful explorations in New Guinea
have been made by an Australian traveler, Mr.
W. R. Cuthbertsou, who is now on his way back
to Melbourne. The most important work done
was the ascent of Mount Obree, in the Owen
Stanley range, the third loftiest peak in the
isiand, and which rises to the height of 10,046
feet. Heretofore no expedition had even ap
proached its base, and the natives were so su
perstitious and timid about remaining near the
mountain that the explorer was obliged to re
turn as soon as he had completed the ascent.
"Nothing.'' he says, “could prevent the natives
from clearing out from the summit with all our
belongings.” Mr. Cuthbertsou has brought
away some fine pi ues, rhododendrons and ot her
specimens. Another exploration party, con
sisting of Mr. Livesey and two Europeans, with
two South Sea Islanders, are trying to cross the
island, stalling from Redsoar bay, near Port
The wealthiest people of Dallas. Tex., hare
built many costly homes on Oak Cliff Heights,
to the west of the city. Oak Cliff is reached by
splendidly graded boulevards and an elevated
electric railway. About a year ago the Dallas
Land and Loan Company purchased $400,000
worth of unimproved real estate at Oak Cliff,
laid it off into large lots as a suburban addition,
and two weeks ago had a public sale, lasting
four days, during which investors, mostly
wealthy people, purchased nearly $300,000 wort h
of these lots and blocks. Among the purchasers
was L. and. Anderson, a negro, who bid in four
of the clioicests lots in a body at gilt-edge
prices. The papers were made out and the first
payment offered, when Anderson was identified
as the agent of tho Texas African Normal Insti
tute, which has in the past three years raised
nearly $70,000 for a college to cost $150,000.
Anderson's Oak Cliff purchase is for a site for
this college. Au uproar has resulted among the
Oak differs. Anderson’s purchase |q>ers have
been seized by the laud company and his money
returned. He has sued to get possession of the
papers and property.
In Fairview township, Butler county, Pa.,
several little country lails attending the Sht ak
ley school, conceived the idea of imitating the
hanging of the Chicago Anarchists A lad of
14 assumed to be Judge, while another, declared
himself Sheriff, The hour being early th the
morning, Here were blit five boys present. The
Judge soon announced that the throe youngest
boys were guilty of murder. The Sheriff made
preparations forexecuting thesentence. Holies
were secured and suspended from the school
house ceiling, and with the aid of a board and
chairs the scaffold was completed. Playfully
the condemned Anarchists ascended the'pint
form, and the Sheriff adjusted a noose about
the neck of car It, Suddenly the Judge and
Sheriff jerked the chairs away, and the three
little Anarchists were literally hanging like the”
lale Chicago ones. Frightened at the ghastly
appearance of the hoys* faces, the Judge anil
Sheriff cut the ropes. Two of the boys regained
consciousness, but the youngest remained as if
dead for some time. The doomed bens' necks
were cut by the ropes, yet they joined with tne
Sheriff and Judge In keeping the semi tragic
scene a secret for several days.
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