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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
Meetings—Travelers’ Protective Association;
Workingmen's Benevolent Association.
Special Notices—United States Construction
and Improvement Cos.; Fresh Killed Turkeys,
I* Putzel; Turkeys and Chickens, J. S. Collins &
Cos ; State and County Taxes, 1887; Ship Broker
age and Commission, Thomas P. Ball & Cos.
Amvsemknts lllustrated Lecture, by Mr.
Henry Frith Wood.
The Great Southern Portrait C 0.—1., B.
Davis, Secretary and Manager.
Christmas Goons—Wm. G. Gooper.
Santa Ci.aus’ Proclamation Lindsay A
Cheap Column Aovbrtisrmsnts Help
Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For
Sale; Raffla: Miscellaneous.
Men, Bovs' and Chidmiek's Clothing—Men
keu A Abrahams.
The Oli) akp New—L. AB.S.M. H.
Steamship ScntnuLEs —Ocean Steamship Cos.;
Baltimore Steamship Cos.
Mr. Ethvard Atkinson is trying to solve
another problem by statistics. He says
that Americans as a nation have grown in
weight ami height sinoe the war. Thw New
York Herald suggest*; that when the surplus
is got away with and the revenue reduced,
the average American will feel as though
he were ten feet tall and weighed a ton.
Mr. Chamberlain continues to lie the
social lion of Washington society, and no
gathering is counted complete without his
presence. Mr. Chamberlain’s heavy gold
rimmed spectacles always come in for a
share of attention, for, like the snowy
fleeced iamb that followed around after
Mary, they are inseparable from the Presi
dent of the Fisheries Commission.
“Blaine and Ingalls” is the latest ticket
mentioned by the Republicans. Such a
ticket would perhaps have a surplus of bril
liancy, but the crying need of the day is a
reductirn of the surplus to a figure that will
be adequate to the occasion, and that will
not be so large as to cause extravagant out
lays that do more harm than good and bring
more uneasiness than security to the people.
The Floi-ida Tobacco Plant, published at
I,ake City, Columbia county, says that
numerous farmers of that section are ready
to make liberal arrangements with experi
enoed tobacco growers who will come there
and engage in the cultivation of tobacco.
Tobacco culture in Florida bids fair to as
sume large proportions, and it is probable
that much money will be made by those
who engage in it.
Mr. William O’Brien in Tullamore jail is
doing perhaps more for the Irish cause than
he could at the editorial desk, and the
British government may discover that in
imprisoning him it has blundered. His im
prisonment and treatment have turned
public sympathy in his favor, and may be
the cause of gaining advocates for home
rule. There seems to have been unnecessary
severity in his treatment.
The city of Quincy, 111., recently gerry
mandered its school wards so that all ne
gro children will have to attend the same
school. The negroes did not like this, and
appealed to the courts. A decision was ren
dered a day or two ago that the authorities
cannot be compelled to permit mixed
schools. The case will be carried to the
Supreme Court. Tho white people of the
North are no more tolerant of mixed schools
than are thoso of tbe South.
The circumstances attending the selection
f Chicago for the next Republican Na
tional Convention can be termed a straw
showing which way the wind blows. The
straw, in this instance, is of blgproportions,
and the wind that blew it amounts to a
hurricane. Mr- Blaine wants the nomina
tion of his party, and he will take it out
from under his thumb at the proper time.
Hie country is to be congratulated that, in
Air. Blaine’s case, nomination and election
are not synonymous.
The little town of San Remo has received
anjupwai'd impetus since the Crown Prince of
Germany went there. Reporters crowd its
streets, the number of tolegraph operators
has been increased, special cipher services
have been established for the English
Queen, and for the Emperor and Empress of
Germany, and a steady flow of visitors is
noticed. These things naturally help the
business of the town. Within the first few
days after the arrival of the Crown Prince,
telegraphic inquiries as to his health were
answered at the rate of three or four hun
dred a day.
Gen. John P. Rea, of Minnesota, Com
mander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the
Republic, says that the dependent pension
bill is to be urged at this session of Congress
in anew form awl with more liberal pro
visions than were contained in the bill vetoed
by President Cleveland. No doubt the Re
publicans hope the President will veto the
new bill if it comes before him, in order
that they may have something to talk about
next year. With Mr. Cleveland’s record on
pensions, they will have a hard time con
vincing the soldier element that he is not
The Birmingham Age, a protection pa
per, prints a communication in which the
statement i> made that the anti-Morgan
sentiment in Alabama is growing, and may
result in the Senator’s defeat. Maj. William
Arp calls Senator Morgan “the most popu
lar man in Alabama." It may be a ques
tion with some of the Senator’s political
enemies whether this assertion of the Geor
gia humorist-philosopher comes under tho
hea l of humor or philosophy, but there
will be no ixwrn lor doubt when the Ala
bama legislature sends Mr. Morgan hue a
to Washington with a rush.
Congrei i Interviewed.
The New York World sent twenty re
porters to Washington to interview Sena
tors and Representatives on the President's
message, and several other subjects. Tho
information obtained was rather interesting,
but not valuable. Too many of the mem
bers refused to express their views to per
mit any satisfactory conclusions to be
drawn from the information obtained. The
World, however, was much more interested,
in all probability, in advertising itself than
in gaining valuable information, and it no
doubt accomplished its object.
The Democratic Congressmen were asked
whether or not they favored tho Presi
dent’s tariff ideas, and how far they were
willing to go in tho direction of a reduction
of taxation. The Republicans, besides
being asked about the tariff, were inter
viewed with respect to their preference for
President in 1888.
Of the Democrats, ninety-three approved
of the sentiments contained in the Presi
dent’s message, six were opposed to them,
and fourteen declined to give any answer.
Of the Republicans, (1!) expressed hostility
to the President’s views, 7 favored them
and 18 were non-committal.
The Republicans refused to talk freely
about their choice for President. There
were ‘.IS interviewed. Of this number 40
refused to express a preference, 25 wore for
Blaine, 17 for the nominee of the conven
tion, 8 for John Sherman, 2 for Senator
Harrison, 1 for Judge Gresham, and 1 for
Gov. Robinson, of Massachusetts There
were 4 who were outspoken in their opposi
tion to Blaine.
From the above figures it is impossible to
get Any satisfaction on any subject. They
don’t show that there is a majority in favor
of reducing the tariff, on tariff reform
lines, or against reducing it on those or any
other lines. They don’t show that Blaine is
the favorite of a majority, or even of a re
spectable minority, of the Republican mem
bers of Congress for President.
Replies of somo of the Georgia and
Florida Congressmen are given to tho ques
tions addressed to them. Senator Call, of
Florida, approved of tho President’s tariff
ideas as he understood them. Senator
Brown, of this State, declared himself to be
a firm supporter of tho President, but
said he did not feci obliged
to support all his theories and
policies. Senator Colquitt emphatically
indorsed the message, and said it was in
perfect accord with Democratic principles.
Representative Blount was in favor of a
very large reduction of the tariff. Repre
sentatives Candler, Clements, Carleton,
Stewart and Crisp approved the message,
and Representative Grimes wanted the reve
nues reduced and thought there would have
to lie a compromise. The reporters do not
appear to have succeeded in interviewing
Representative Norwood. The whole Geor
gia delegation, however, can be depended
upon to support a tariff reform bill, with,
perhaps, the exception of Senator Brown.
Atlanta’s Whisky Squabble.
The whisky question is not yet settled in
Atlanta. During the canvass preceding the
prohibition election in November the anti-
Prohibitionists pledged themselves, if they
were successful, to so rastrict the liquor
trade that there would be no good ground
for complaining of abuses of it. The Pro
hibitionists are rather anxious to know
what kind of restrictions the anti-Prohibi
tionists propose to favor, and it is not im
probable that there will be a great differ
ence of opinion with respect to tho re
strictions that ought to be adopted.
All agree that there must be a high li
cense, but the Prohibitionists may regard
the license which the anti-prohibitionists
favor as a very low license, while the anti-
Prohibitionists may never consent to a
license that would be satisfactory to tho
A majority of the County Commissioners
are Prohibitionists, and they have fixed the
wholesale liquor license at 81,600. Those
who want to do a wholesale liquor business
say they will not pay that sum, and there is
prospect of a legal contest to test the ques
tion whether tho County Commissioners
have authority to say what tho license shall
be within the city’s limits.
Tho anti-Prohibitionists have control of
the City Council and it remains to be seen
what sort of a license they regard as a
proper restriction upon the retail liquor
traffic. It may be that they will decide in
favor of a lower license than they intended
because of the action of the County Com
missioners with respect to the wholesale
license, or they may say to tho County Com
missioners that if the wholesale license is
lowered tho retail license in the city will be
raised in proportion. The steps leading to
the settlement of Atlanta’s whisky squabble
will be watched with considerable interest.
Even Republicans differ with respect to
the President's message. The organ of the
Radical howlers and bloody sereechers of
the great and growing West, the Chicago
Tribune, thus speaks of the document that
has produced such consternation in the Ro
“The President’s message is able and
statesman-like, business-like in style, per
spicuous in statoniont, clear in its reasoning
and irrefutable in its conclusions. It rises
above party lines, and presents a common
basis of patriotic statesmanship on which
Republicans and Democrats are bound by
every consideration of tho public welfare
and of political expediency to stand to
Mrs. John A. Logan is indignant be
cause some Washington correspondent,, who
probably thought that anything concerning
her would be of interest to the public, sug
gested that the idea of remarrying was not
repugnant to her. She says: “To suggest
that I would think of such a thing makes
me feel a contempt for the persons who
would so wound one’s feelings, and I might
say a contempt for the papers that would
give such things currency. My husband
has not long been dead, and is not yet
buried. We have no redress for such false
hoods.” Mrs. Logan was a very devoted
wife, and the correspondent has doubtless
done her an injustice.
Strange as it may seem, two morning
paper* In Jacksonville, Fla., have appointed
a committee to discover, if possible, which
of them has tho larger circulation in Jack
sonville. Each paper lias been boasting
that it has the larger circulation until its
readers are tired of bearing about the sub
ject. It is to bo hoped that the committee
will be afforded every facility to roach the
truth. Papers frequently do a great deal of
blowing about their circulation, but they
very seldom submit to tests.
Mr. Blaine ap]>ears to lie enjoying mar
velously robust health at present. His
friends do not seem to get tired of talking
aliout it. Is there anything suspicious
in this !
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1887.
Mayor Hewitt on tbe Message.
Hon. Abrom Hewitt, Mayor of New York,
in whose bonnet the Presidential bee does a
good deal of buzzing, thinks Mr. Cleveland
acted wisely in confining the message to tho
tariff question, and that he has given to the
country an aide paper. The surplus iu the
Treasury, ho says, is dangerous both to
business interests and the political morality
of Congress, and of the two means of reduc
ing it, viz., by increased expenditures and
by reduced taxation, the latter is the only
statesmanlike method. To continue to pile
up the surplus amounts to extortion, and
would invite schemes of plunder: to spend it
in unnecessary directions simply because it
is there would be unwise; therefore, the
only thing to tie done is to re
lieve the people from a burden of
taxation that brings in so much
more revenue than the actual noods of
economical government require. This is
the President’s view, it is Mayor Hewitt’s
view, and it is the view of the Democratic
party. It can tie understood and appreci
ated by the people as a whole, and it is in
the interest of tho people that Mr. Cleve
land makes an appeal, unambiguous in its
diction and courageous in its deliverance.
Mr. Hewitt says lie agrees with tho Pres
ident also in his demand for tariff reduction
substantially on raw materials, and con
tends that a tax on them is an obstacle to
the growth of business. He claims to have
been the originator of this policy, and says
it is the one ho recommended in 1883, and
every year subsequently in bills he intro
duced or speeches he made while in Con
gress. With regnnl to the protection idea
that tariff reform means the reduction of
wages paid workingmen, Mr. Hewitt says
not only will it not have that effect,
but it will enlarge the fund for the
payment of wages. He does not think it
quite so necessary to reduce the tax on man
ufactured articles, and points out that we
might very well follow the example of
Great Britain, which released raw materials
of industry from taxation long liefore it
abolished the duties on manufactured ar
ticles. He holds that the higher rate of
wages paid in this country is not due to the
tariff, but to superior natural resources.
Mr. Hewitt fully concurs in the Presi
dent’s recommendation that no legislation
be enacted that will tend to limit our in
dustries, and thinks the necessary reduction
of duties can be made without disturbing
the favorable industrial conditions which
San Francisco is in the midst of another
social sensation. Joseph Oliver, son of the
late Marquis Oliver, who received the title
from tbe Pope on account of his large do
nations to the church, is on3 of San Fran
cisco’s wealthiest young men, being worth
more than a million, and is a loader in
fashionable society. Young Mr. Oliver’s
sister had a governess and companion who
was very pretty, and the young man fell in
love with her without any difficulty. An
engagement ensued, and it was agreed that
Oliver should go to Europe, while the young
lady remained in this country and devoted
her time to repairing defects in her educa
tion. Tho arrangement was carried out,
and a tew days ago Mr. Oliver returned to
claim his bride, who had in the meantime
improved her opportunities for study. They
were privately married, and when the fact
leaked out it created a tremendous sensation
among the upper ten, and particularly, it is
supposed, among ambitious matrons who
had designed the young man for their Ara
bellas. Tee couple will reside in San Fran
cisco, where Mr. Oliver has an elegant
home, filled with costly pictures and other
art treasures. The young man seems to
have acted in a very sensible manner, and
his lot in life may possibly to as happy as if
he had wedded a San Francisco belle.
Our republican form of government is
evidently a good thing for ambitious for
eigners who come to this country. In the
present Congress there is a considerable
foreign element. That body contains 9
Irishmen, 7 Scotchmen, 2 Norwegians and a
scattering of men from other countries. It
is stated that the Minnesota delegation, with
a single exception, is composed of men of
foreign birth. Mr. Wilson is an Irishman,
Lind is a Swede, McDonald a Scotchman
and Nelson a Norwegian. Leopold Morse,
of Boston, and Mr. Romeis, who defeated
Frank Hurd, of Ohio, are Bavarians. John
T. Caine, the Mormon delegate, was born
on the Isle of Man. Foreign birth is no
barrier to political preferment in this coun
Miss Lydia Poet, a young lady of Turin,
Italy, wanted to practice before the courts
of Italy, but was not allowed to do so. She
prepared herself as a lawyer, and is said to
have obtained high honers in all the exam
inations through which she had to pass, but
when she appeared in court as an attorney,
she was not permitted to proceed. The
Court of Appeal sustained tho action of the
lower court, and the Supreme Court upheld
that decision, so that Miss Poet will have to
find some other way of serving the public.
She might come to this country and take
the field next year for the woman’s suffrage
candidate, but the most appropriate thing
for her to do seems to be to become a
Mr. John S. Barbour, of Virginia, is at
last to receive recognition for his splendid
work for tho Democratic party of his State,
and in honoring him with the position of
United States Senator Virginia will gain
immensely in her representation in the
highor branch of Cougress. Mr. Barbour’s
abilities and services entitled him to tho
nomination when Mabone’s piano was to be
filled, but Mr. Daniel captured the prize.
His selection by the Democratic caucus
Thursday night was an act of justice long
delayed, and the unanimity displayed was
an evidence of the manner in which his
claims were regarded.
Mr. Horatio King, of New York, has ad
dressed letters to all tho Senators and Rep
resentatives in Washington, urging that
they change inauguration day from March
4to the last Tuesday in April, which in
1889 will be April 110, the date of Washing
ton’s inauguration. He says that by this
arrangement inauguration day will never
fall on Sunday. If this is Mr. King'* princi
pal reason for the change, his proposition
will not meet with very general furor. In
auguration day very seldom fails on Sun
Oscar Wilde’s popularity in the country
seems likely to be eclipsed by that of Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain. The English seem
bound to set the fashion for us in some res
pects: Oscar Wilde gave us the sunflower,
and Mr. Chamberlain will prbobly create a
furor for gold-rimmed spectacles. The
disciples of Mr. Wilde had an advantage
that will not exist in the threatened new
craze, viz., sunflowers were not very cost ly.
It is only the comparatively few who can
indulge in high-priced spectacles.
Good All the Time.
From (he Memphis Avalanche (Dem.)
Revenue reform in a mighty good subject for
flu* fathers of families in y* merrio ChrutlKllM
tyme as well as at other times.
Palling 1 Back on the Old Trick.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Dem.)
Th#Republican press expected to make groat
political capital out of President Cleveland’s
message, but its arguments are unanswerable,
and in consequence they will have to resort to
their old trick of abusing him personally, be
sides declaring the message too short.
Help in Making a Choice.
From the Cincinnati Timeß-Star (Rep.)
This is the time when perplexed fathers and
mothers, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts
aud the rest of the world generally study the
papers to see what is to l>e l>ought for Clirist
mas presents, The wise storekeeper will ac
cordingly advertise his goods as extensively and
attractively as he knows how. It is a general
truth that every dollar spent in advertising will
bring in $lO in profit, but it is more applicable
in the holiday season than at any other time.
The man who complains of a free lunch should
go by the board. —New Orleans Picayune.
It is humored that the interstate people are
now going to abolish the Rocky mountain
passes. -Detroit Free Press,
“I am at your service, ma'am,” as the burglar
said, when the lady of the house caught him
stealing her silverware -Exchange.
Mrs. Jones—Don't trouble to see me to the
door, Mrs. Smith.
Mrs. Smith—No trouble. Quite a pleasure, I
assure you. —Exchange.
Caller (to his little Bobby)—Bobby, what
makes your eyes so bright?
Bobby (after a little thought)—l dess it's tause
I hain t had 'em in very long.— Texas Siftings.
The public look upon the college yell as a
useless accomplishment; but in later years,
when some of the boys get into the itinerant
fish business, it comes powerfully handy.—Fon
“Papa, teacher says everybody w ill tell the
truth in heaven.” “Yes, my darling.” “And
shall you go to heaven, papa?” “X hope so.”
(After reflection)- “Well, p'raps thereTl tie some
other way to know' you. Boston Transcript.
■‘WriAT does p. and. q. mean, pa?” asked little
Johnny, who is quick at picking up things he
“It means that you will go up stairs to bed,”
replied old Brown, “if I hear another word out
of you the whole evening.”— Judge.
Lord Donnvwocks—l want extra steam heat,
weatherstrips on the windows, a special hall
boy, private dining-rooms, eider down quilts,
Hotel Clerk—Hold on, my dear sir; I think you
have made a mistake. This isn't heaven.—
“You have a brother in foreign lands, I be
"Yes, he is in Japan now.”
“Traveling for his health?”
“Well, in a way.”
“How in a way?”
“Why, he was judge in a baby show some time
ago, and it won't lie safe for him to come hack
for at least three years.”— Nebraska State Jour
It was a few minutes before dinner when little
“Mamma, have I been had to-day?”
“Yes, Freddie, very bail indeed.”
“Do you think you will send me to bed without
“I have a great mind to.”
“Well, mamma, I wish you w'ould let me
know r now, so I can tell how much dinner to
eat ."—Merchant Traveler.
Wife—My dear, Idon’t know what I am going
to do; the company is only half served, and the
refreshments are giving out.
Hubby—Well, if Browne is here we are per
Wife—But I don’t seo how it is going to
remedy the difficulty.
Hubby- Why, get him to read that theory of
his on “Coming Man,” and you will see the
guests disapi>ear like smoke.— Judge.
“Mary,” said the old gentleman, severely, “I
think I saw you embracing young Blinkersly
“Perhaps you did, papa. ’
“And yesterday evening Snifkins had his arm
around your waist."
“And the night before that it was Brown
whose arm encirclecWyou.”
“What of it, papa?”
“Nothing, only L think it’s about time for me
to take up the franchise for this Associated
Press arrangement.”— Washington Critic.
When Senator George, of Mississippi, comes
up for re-election in 1889, he will probably have
both Gov. Lowry and Lieut. Gov. Sims for op
Gov. Gordon, says that just as good rail
road-car accommodations are provided for col
ored people as for white; or, if not, he has
not observed the fact.
W. H. Gladstone announces to the world
that he has personally assumed charge of the
sale of chips from treos cut down by his father,
and purchasers may therefore be assured of the
genuineness of the precious tokens.
Rev. Daniel P. Pike, whose death has lately
been announced at Newburyport, Mass., is cred
ited with preaching 5,000 sermons, marrying
more than 9,000 persons, conducting more than
2,000 funerals and baptizing (.by immersion)
uearly 1,100 converts.
Mr. W. W Corcoran, of Washington, gave a
handsome dinner Wednesday night, of twelve
covers. Miss Eustis spent part of last week in
Washington with her uncle, and was accom
panied back to New York by hor brother, Mr.
George Eustis, who went for a short stay.
Leopold, of Belgium, was recently received
by a rural Mayor, who offered him a glass of
w ine, and, it being praised for its excellence,
remarked: "But I have some wine in my cellar,
your majesty, which is better still.” “So?"
answered the King, with a twinkle in his eye;
•‘then I advise you to keep it for a better occa
sion than this:”
The man whom Senator Riddleberger was de
fending last summer when he incurred the dis
pleasure of the court and was sent to jail for
contempt was sent to an asylum for the insane
after the acquittal of the charge of stealing
rails. He spent several weeks in the asylum,
and then the doctors decided that there was
nothing the matter with him but laziness.
Dr. Middleton Goldsmith, who has just died
at Rutland, Vt„ was one of the founders of the
New York Pathological Society. A short time
ago he gave the society $5,000 for a lectureship
oil nervous diseases. In the medical world he
will be remembered as tip? first physician to in
troduce the use of bromine in cases of gangrene
and of disinfectants in tho treatment of typhoid
Senator Tcrpie is a man of medium height,
slender, but not graeefnl to the ordinary eye.
His dark hair and beard are heavily streaked
with gray an t his movements are quick and
nervous. When lie reached Washington he
went quietly to his hotel and took a modest
room, in wfiich some of the brainiest of his
prospective colleagues have already been enter
tained. He is a charming fellow among his
particular friends, but is diffident in the pres
ence of strangers.
Col. Lamont says that Mrs. Cleveland has had
hut few photographs taken since she has been
in the Wliite House. The greatest nnmlier of
the genuine ones in existence were taken before
she married President Cleveland, and the Wash
ington photographers who have been given sit
tings by tier have abused their privileges by
taking naif a dozen pictures when they were
pretending to take only one. They would ask
Mrs. Cleveland to move her head this way and
that, and thus got a number more negatives
than she intended to give them.
Kumcnd Yates has recently established anew
department in his paper, the World, of London,
called “Moi-Meme.” "Under this heading," he
says, "I purpose from time to time to take my
readers bv the button-hole and ask them to listen
to lire comments ui>on passing events, and the
contingent reminiseanses which five-and-thirty
years of active literary life may suggest. The
personality -if I may use the word without of
fense—-of ‘Atlas’ has lieeome considerably
mixed, and so many subjects are now treated
of under bis signature, most of them, while un
doubtedly intercwtiivg to the roadrr, obviously
and necessarily the w ork of other hands, that 1
prefer to set up a pulpit for myself in which I
shall lie the sole week-day preacher."
Gen. Patrick A. Collins, of Boston, stopped
in New York a day on his way to the national
capital. The General is a Democrat, hut he is
mude of the stern stuff that wins in this life,
even against heavy odds, and he doesn’l carry
his polities into his jiersoiml friendships.
While Discussing the result In Massachusetts
with a group of friends he inquired with an in
genuous air whether there had been any recent
additions to the Mugwump faction here. "We
used to havo some tip in my State," he went on,
•but they must lirvo migrated. The party
statistical ns have been hunting for them in the
election returns, but thus far no one can learn
either that they voted or stayed at home.
Th re is actually not a single figure in the
voting on either side that indicates the presence
of a Mugwump.”
A ROMANTIC WEDDING.
Weddintr a Youner Lady First Met
Under Unusual Circumstances.
From the Few York Sun.
Clyde, N. Y, Dec. 6.—John G. Maniere, a
banker of Oakland, C'al., and formerly cashier
in a hank on Wall street, New York, and Miss
Mary West were married at the home of the
bride in Walworth this afternoon. The bride
was on her way from Albany one day last June.
She lost her purse and railroad ticket on the
cars, and at Syracuse the conductor was about
to put her of! the train Mr. Maniere, who sat
in the same car, paid her fare home. He took
a seat with the young lady, and they became
acquainted. When he reached ins
home in California he found a remittance from
her for the amount of the fare. Correspond
ence followed, and last September Mr. Maniere
proposed marriage to Miss West. She learned
through her California friends concerning his
standing there, anil accepted his offer. Among
a large number of beautiful floral designs at the
wedding was one large piece representing the
exterior of a passenger car, and upon one side
was worked in blue immortelles the word “Syr
acuse.” in memory of the romantic meeting on
the ears thereof the couple. One of the groom’s
New York friends sent a railroad ticket from
Syracuse to Walworth inclosed in a costly frame.
The happy couple have gone to the groom’s
home in Oakland.
The Graphic Blows Out a Little Gas.
From the Few York Graphic.
The Hon. William Hannibal Martin resolutely
demands the name of our Washington corres
pondent. who said, the member from Texas
blew out the gas in his hotel before going to bed
one night. We see the iron hand in the velvet
glove of his courtly and classic sentences and
must politely but firmly decline.
Our correspondent is in delicate health, and
we can’t permit Mr. Martin to pulverize him.
And his name is an office secret, anyhow But
we assure Col. Martin that we are prepared to
assume the responsibility for the utterances of
our correspondent, even when they are indis
creet. If lie will favor us with the honor of a
visit we will try to mako it pleasant and satis
But why should this noble Texan, whom na
ture cast in a truly Roman mold, and who uses
the Latin language with Bietian grace, object
to our recital of ibis incident? If our corre
spondent was mistaken, if Mr. Martin turned
out the gas like other nien, we are sorry. But
what of it? To the end of his life Jeremiah
Black could never tie his neck scarf, Another
illustrious Texan, Bam Houston, always used
his fork as an humble and lowly auxiliary to
his knife, and the great I)r. Johnson drank sev
enteen cups of tea when Irish whisky was only
a shilling a quart.
Eccentricities are the privilege of greatness
and when they involve danger are often heroic.
We extend to the honorable member the assur
ance of our esteem, and we are at home from 9
in the morning until 4 p. m. every day the
Graphic is published.
She Wanted No Alimony.
From the Chicago Journal.
“And so you want a divorce, eh?” remarked
Judge Horton to Kate Murphy, a robust speci
men of Parnell’s land, after she had repeated in
strong colors the usual story of cruelty inflicted
upon her by her husband, Patrick Murpliy.
“A doivoree! A doivorce, ish it? Well,
phat ilse does yez think Oi’d be afther wantin’
■‘Have you asked for alimony to protect you
“Allemony? Shure Oi hev no needs fer alle
mony, sorr; ef Pat Murphy iver raises his hand
to nie agin, sorr, Oi ll not sthop to use any
allemony on him; Oi’ll be after takin’ a club to
"But you do not understand me,” said the
Court, after he had controlled his features and
thus prevented the solemnity of the court from
being disturbed; “by alimony is meant an allow
ance out of your husband’s estate for your sup
“Shure, Oi don’t want no support from the
loilces av him I”
"But can you provide for your own wants?”
“Kin Oi? Just lave me alone fer that, sorr!
Oi'll be afther marrvin’ Pat’s brother Tim, Yer
Honur, so soon as the law gives me a chance.
Then whin Pat doies he’ll lave his 'state to Tim,
and faith Tim’ll lave it to me, so Oi don’t need
his ould allemony, sorr.”
The evidence was ordered written up.
He Compromised It
From the Arkansaw Traveler.
“How much yer charge ter go er mile?” an
old negro asked of a street car conductor. “I
wantergo out ter see Brudder Lias Smif. Ain’t
er flesh an’ blood brudder, yet, understand,’ jes
er brudder in de faith.”
‘ Five cents."
“Jes fur er mile? I tell yer dat de man ain’t
more sho nuff brudder—jes a brudder in the
"The fare is five cents.”
“Jes fur er mile?”
“How much is it fur two miles?"
“Just the same.”
“Look yere, how fur yer take me fur fl’ cents?”
“Whut's de name o’ de place?”
“Citv limits." '
“Take me all de way out fur fl’ cents?”
“An’ won't take me no mo’n er mile wa'r
Brudder Smif libs fur no less?”
“I ain’t got no bizness out dar at your limits,
but yer may take me out dar tn’ I’ll walk back
ter w'ar Brudder Smif libs. Yere’s yer money,
sah, I’se one o’ desc p’litical ’conomists, and
b elis in gettin’ de full worth o' mer money. It
would beer mighty fool man dat would pay er
dolar fur er pa ro’ britches wen he kin git er
whol suit o’ cloze fur de same price. Take me
on out to yer limits, sah.”
Love is All.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox in the Courier-Journal.
We two in tlie fever and fervor and glow
Of life's high tide have rejoiced together;
We have looked out over the glittering snow
And known we were dwelling in summer
For the seasons are made by the heart, I hold,
And not by outdoor heat or cold.
We two in the shallows of pain and woe,
Have journeyed together in dim, dark places,
Where black-robed Sorrow walked to and fro,
And Fear and Trouble with phantom faces
Peered out upon us and froze our blood,
Though June’s fair roses were all in bud.
We two have measured all depths, all heights,
We have bathed in tears, we have sunned in
We have known all sorrows and all delights:
They never could keep us apart hereafter.
Wherever your spirit was spent I know
I would defy earth, or heaven, to go.
If they took my soul into Paradise
And told me I must be content without you,
I would weary them so with my lonesome cries,
And the ceaseless questions I asked about you,
They would open the gates and set me free,
Or else they would find you and bring you to me.
The Longest Railroad.
From the San Francisco Examiner.
The Russian transport Russia, which lately ar
rived at Hong Kong, carried eleven engineers
sent to survey a line of railroad sixttor seventy
miles long from Vladivostok inlandw This is to
be the first link in the great trans-Siberian road,
which is to put St. Petersburg within fifteen
days by rail of the Pacific. The scheme is the
most gigantic in history, but not the most diffi
cult. The Siberian road will be twice as long as
our Pacific lines, but instead of bringing a soli
tude to connect two civilizations, it will traverse
a more or less settled country all the way. For
the most part it will is' laid in a plain, and the
engineering difficulties will be principally con
fined to nrotooiing the line from snow and frost.
The road can be built slowly, and the local
traffic will support the completed sections.
The part now tone surveyed, from Vladivostoek
inland, will do a good business in tranujorting
the products of the coast region to the ocean.
Tile road is next to lie extended to lake Baikal,
where it will secure the important trade of
Irkutsk and its tributary country. The Russian
government has alucady contracted with the
volunteer Meet to carry the rails and rolling
stock, anil the scheme seems to bo fairly under
way. It is now time to revive the suggestion of
an American genius to run a line up our side of
the ocean and bridge Behring Straits.
Is the Innovation an Improvement?
From the .Vein York Evenin'/ World.
Thera is anew wrinkle hi the dress suit. For
yean* the only tiling for a gentlemau to appear
in at evening social event, has been a garb of
unrelieved funeral block- satin
lined coat, black waistcoat and trousers. Now
the furnishing stores for gentlemen exhibit
waistcoats of heavy watered silk in white,
black, gold and lilac. They are sold rapidly
There is rather a ghastly suggestion about
them. They look too muon like the "proper
enper" of a deceased gentleman. It is doubtful
if they will sunplant the old style. Conservatism
in the complete suit of black is deeply based on
the sound principle that a gentleman is dressed
l>est when his garb has no pretensions except to
richness of material and perfect fit.
True, it creates a little confusion when ser
van Is and masters are commingled on swell
occasions, and there are no external marks of
difference. The servant may look more dis
tinguished than the master. Hut they do
not often gel mingled, and there is the safety.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The death of a man named Ghostly is chroni
cled in an Indiana paper.
A Nebraska genius has invented an auto
matic cow-milker, which is said to be a success.
It takes $7,000 to fit out the Archbishop of
New York with the robes and insignia necessary
for the performance of his official functions.
The Moravians, who are one of the smallest
religious denominations, maintain 393 mission
aries in various parts of the earth and 1,503
native assistants, and now have 81,000 adherents
in mission field*.
Another of the numerous silver dollars of the
coinage of 1804, of which only four were origin
nally struck, has turned up in the West. This
particular one is held by a resident of Urbaua,
0., who values it at SSOO.
Chief Justice Waite was 71 years of age on
Nov. 29. He could have retired under the law
with SIO,OOO a year, but prefers to work right
on. He has no .thought of resigning. His
health is perfect, he likes work and work likes
Tipton County, Tennessee, has a young
woman who is attracting attention on account
of her remarkable power over horses and other
animals. She can ride and drive at a moment’s
notice horses and mules that no one else can
Vernon Lee is the pen name of Miss Violet
Paget, a relative of Lord Paget. She is a
woman in her early thirties, fong resident in
Florence, though a yearly visitor to London.
She has been trained for her work by the most
A young Engi.ish Nobleman traveling in the
West stopped over in Chicago for a few days of
sight-seeing, and took several “flyers" in the
grain market. They resulted so well that he is
there still with a balance of $150,000 to his credit
with his broker.
A. D. Bullard, an old resident of Virginia
City, quarreled with a neighbor and struck him
a severe blow on the head. At the same instant,
although his antagonist oid not return the blow,
Bullard staggered back, fell to the floor uncon
scious and soon expired.
Mr. Gladstone, in a letter to Lady Florence
Dixie, says he believes that the question of home
rule in Scotland, should it ripen for action, will
not probably give occasion either to constitu
tional struggle or serious practical difficulty as
to the form and manner of its treatment.
Two gentlemen of Norwich, Conn., have had
a match at cribbage together nearly every day
since Jan 1, 1882, playing in that time nearly
15,000 games. One or them is now nearly twen
ty games ahead of the othee, and at no time
has either had the advantage by more than fifty
A party of hunters from nenderson, Ky., re
cently shot a strange little animal which has
excited the wonderment of the villagers. It is
a two-legged creature, about a foot long, with a
sharp nose like a weasel's and glossy fur like
that of a mink. Its fur is black, with a broad
stripe of pure white running down the back,
and it has a large bushy tail.
In 1890 will end the term of 100 years during
which the cities of Boston and Philadelphia
have each enjoyed the income of a bequest ef
$5,000, made by Benjamin Franklin, with the
proviso that the interest from the funds should
be loaned out to young married mechanics.
In Boston the fund has grown to nearly $328,-
000, while in Philadelphia it has reached only
A Louisville man who had lost his last dol
lar in a bucket shop wrote a piteous letter to
the proprietor, begging him to refund S2O, and
promising, if the money was received, to leave
the town and engage in honest labor. The
money was sent and the next day the man’s
body was found in the river. He had lost the
sum in another bucket shop, and, driven to des
peration, had taken his life.
The manager of a theatrical troupe that was
billed to give “Shanius O’Brien” in a Nebraska
town engaged a number of cowboys as super
numeraries Just before the beginning of the
scene in which the crowd fires on the villain of
the play, W. B. Cahill, who assumed the part of
the villain, asked the boys if their guns were
properly loaded. "You can just bet they are,”
said one of the cow boys. Cahill took one of
the guns and, withdrawing the charge, was
paralyzed to find that the gun was half-filled
The Indian Meteorological Department has
published a report, in which Mr. Blanford, head
of the Department, discusses the theory, first
started during the Madras famine ten years
ago, that famines tend to recur in Southern
India at periods when the sun’s spots are at the
minimum of size and frequency. Mr. Blanford
comes to the conclusion that there are no suf
ficient coincidences to support this theory.
Nevertheless, he says, droughts of more or less
severity do visit parts of India not liable to the
influence of cycionic disturbances, at intervals
of ten or eleven years, and the reason cannot be
William Muldoon, the heavy and muscular
wrestler, w ho used to be a New York policeman,
has a pretty painful haud just now. About a
month ago he had a contract to throw flveotbgr
wrestlers ill an hour up in the interior of New
York State, and the last man of the five fell on
Muldoon’s fingers in a way that threw them
back against the upper side of his wrist. The
next day he wrestled with Sorakichi and made
his hand worse, and three or four days ago. as
it was once more getting into condition, Mervine
Thompson, the heavy-weight, fell on it again,
twisting the fingers back just as they* were in
the first place. Mr. Muldoon begins to regard
life as a fleeting show, for man's dislocation
given. But he continues to accept challenges
to chuck his fellow men around, just the same.
“I hear,” rays London Truth , “that the
Queen has written privately to the Emperor
William strongly urging that an arrangement
should at once be made to afford a liberal pro
vision for the Crown Princess and her younger
children in the event of the deaths of the Empe
ror and Crown Prince, as if they died now she
would be left in very moderate circumstances.
The Emperor has vast wealth at his disposal,
of which it is supposed nino-tenths will pass to
his successor on the Prussian throne, the Grand
Duchess of Baden getting the rest. It would be
easy for his Majesty to make an equitable ar
rangement in favor of the wife and family of
his eldest son. and lie certainly ought to do so,
as it would not be right that they should be
left to depend on the liberality of Prince Wil
Mr. Gorman Surprised.
From the Baltimore Sun.
Washington, Dec. 7. That flash paper, the
New York World, sent over iast night a de
tachment of interviewers to obtain the opin
ions of Senators and members on the Presi
dent's message, not anticipating that the Balti
more Sun and other progressive journals would
have the cream of opinion in this morning's
issues. One of these World men approached
on the Senate floor Senator Gorman, when the
following conversation took place:
"Are you a Senator?”
“Yes, I belieye I am ”
“What is your name?"
“Gorman,” said the Senator, looking at the
young man with astonishment.
“Are you a Democrat?”
“Well. I have generally been classed as one.
Now, may I ask who you are?”
“Oh, I represent the New York World."
“Well, I ant not surprised the New York
World does not know a Democrat when it
sees one. and 1 have nothing to say about the
This conversation was heard with decided
relish by several Senators and others, who, con
sidering the frequent attacks on Mr. Gorman in
the New York World, thought it rather a good
joke on him.
A Poetic Gem.
Judge John Erskine, of Georgia, it seems, is
a contributor to the new monthly magazine in
New York styled Woman, issued last month.
The lines are inscribed to “Miss 11. D." who
doubtless appreciates the delicate compliment,
and are as follows:
THE VERITABLE CAUSE OF CUPID’S BLINDNESS.
'Tis false to say the wanton boy
Came sightless to his mother’s joy—
Ah, no I with sentient eyes of blue,
And purple wings, he to her flew:
She with her girdle clasped him round,
He broke the zone wilt) ,nr light bound
Flow to the suu- the situ ws pale
Then turned him to the lightning's gale;
But caught the glance of Helen's eyes,
Gazed--crled—fell blind; and there he lies!
John Erse ink.
Judge Erskine wields a facile pen. It has, in
times past, disposed of grave issues, and un
tangled legal knots. It now produces poetry of
rare merit. It Is not often that a learned ex-
Judge is also a poet, and we hope to read further
contributions from this distinguished source.
He Guessed It.
From the New York Herald.
Twenty-seven pounds of new born McCarthy
were added to the aggregate weight of the
human race on Monday. “What! A child
weighing twenty-seven pounds?” No, not ex
actly that. “Well, then, twins, weighing thir
teen and a half pounds each?” Guess once
more. “Not triplets?" Great Scott! You
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An average width of 40 feet of the roadway of
Broughton street, and curbing, from Abereorn
street to East Broad street. Length 1,604 feet,
number of square yards 7,129.
Thirty feet of the roadway of Liberty street,
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Forty feet of the roadway of Wadley street,
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1 Thirty feet of the roadway of New Houston
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Forty feet of the. roadway of Bay street, from
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Thirty feet of the roadway of Jones street,
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undersigned. JOHN B. HOWARD,
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