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4 CfjcllTflnunglJftos Morning News Building, Savannah, Ga. TUESDAY, DECEMBER , 188 T. Registered at'thc Post Office in Savannah. The Moaxim N*W is published every day in he year, and is served to subscribers in the city, by newsdealer* and carriers, on their own ac count, at 25 cents a week, $1 00 a month, $5 IX) ior six months and $lO 00 tor one year. The Mormno News, by mail, one month, $1*00; three months, $2 DO; six months, $5 0U; one year. $lO 00. The Morning News, 5; mail, six times a week (without Sunday issue), three months, $2 (rt; six months. $4 00 one year. $3 00. Tie Morning News, Tri-Weekly, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or Tuesdays, Thurs days and Saturdays, three months, hi six months. $2 50; one year. $5 00. The Sunday News, by mail, one year, $2 00. The Weekly News, by mail, one year, $1 ~>. Subscriptions payable in advance. Remit by postal order, check or registered letter. Cur rency sent by mail at risk of senders. 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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 tion. 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 gain House. Legal Notice—Application to Sell Real Estate. STEAMsnip Schedule—Baltimore Steamship Cos. 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; Raffle; Miscellaneous. 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 sett. 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 age- _____ 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 *100,000,000. 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 the African. 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 Billy Mahone. 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 of him. 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 suggested. 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 gations promptly. 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 pugilists. 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 or nationalty. 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 serenity. .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 matter. 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 this country. 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 Presidential candidate. 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 speeches. CURRENT COMMENT. 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. Mutually Agreed. 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. Exchanging Compliments. 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. BRIGHT BITS. 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 parts.—Boston Gazette. 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 Sun, 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 Orleans Picayune. Judge—What excuse have you to offer for this violent assault.” Prisoner—l was carried away hy an uncon trollable temper. 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 clare; But as for the gossips we doubt them. Old fools are much better than young fools, we’ll swear, For 'tis plain we ll be soonest without them. —Boston Budget. 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 People. "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. PERSONAL. 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 tremely modest. 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 97,000. 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 day.” 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. The Siouxs. 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 the door. "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', lyin’ ” "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 wind—” "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 long drink. 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,- 000.” 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 last. 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 1842.” 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 Moresby. 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. 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