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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Special Notices— Kiefter's Drug Store; Knalte
Pianos for Executive Mansions, Davis Bros.;
Personal, George V. Hecker & Cos.; Not ice as to
Fireworks, R. H. Anderson, Chief of Police;
Xmas at Wylly A Clarke's; Special Notice,
Ramon Salas, Vice Consul; Turkeys, Etc.,
Adams & Fleming; Merry Xmas, L. Putzel;
Horse Sense and a Turn Down Collar, Town
send ; Plainly Perfect, Strauss Printing Cos.; Re
moval, Dr. R. P. Oliveros; Potatoes, Kavanaugh
& Brennan; The Mendelssohn Concert Season;
Dissolution, Parsons & Pike.
Champion Leaders op Low Prices —Gray &
A Bank op Candy— Byck Bros.
Stop and be Convinced—At Belsinger’s.
Christmas Gift for Everybody —A. S. Cohen.
Holiday Goods—At Dumas’.
Cheap Column Advertisements Help
Wanted: Employment Wanted; For Rent; For
Sale; Raffle: Lost; Board; Personal; Photo
First Grand Annual Exhibition—Richmond
County Poultry and Pet Stock Association.
('H Hi STM AS ANNOUNCEMENT —Eckstein's.
Diamonds and Gold— Davis Bros.
Only a Week— B. H. Levy A Bro.
Holiday Goods— Hirsch Bros.
Pianos ami Organs— L. &B.S. M. If.
Auction Sale—Two Elegant Residences for
Sale, C. H. Dorset t; Furniture, Marshall & Me
Legal Notice— Notice in Admiralty.
Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Etc. Theus
Senator Ingalls might save expense by
having his novel printed in the Congres
It is getting time to brace up preparatory
to making New Year resolutions. Begin
in advance, and you may hold out longer.
The last man to solve the problem of per
jietual motion is Mr. Thomas W. Malone,
of Gallipolis, 0. The men who discover
perpetual motion are a source of perpetual
annoyance to the country.
The death of Gov. Bodwell, of Maine, ele
vates an anti-Blaine man to the Guberna
torial office of that State. This condition of
affairs may have an important bearing upon
the political fortunes of the plumed knight.
The Minneapolis papers declare that Flor
ida is an old humbug and California anew
humbug. Florida and California might
retort by saying that as a humbug Minne
sota puts one in mind of the “story” that
is “old, but forever new.”
Gen. Phil Sheridan does not think
his chances of being nominated for Presi
dent next year are goal enough to be worth
talking about. Senator Sherman’s chances
are in the same position, and have been for
years, but he can’t be made to realize it.
Mr. Keely the motor man proposes to
capitalize his “vitratory sympathy” at
$15,000,000. ll's discarded "etheric force”
was capitalized at only $.>,000,000. Those
who want stock in the new enterprise
should not be backward übout asking for it.
Each of the two Louisiana Democratic
factions is claiming that its candidate for
Governor is greatly in the lead, and the
New Orleans Chronicle is still hammering
away in the effort to get up a boom for a
third candidate, Gen. Behan. It may be
that a dark horse will win, but such a result
uoes not seem probable.
The tei rible disaster that overwhelmed
Northern China, submerged eleven cities
and destroyed thousands of human beings
caused scarcely a ripple of excitement in
this country. How little do tho misfortunes
of peo) e widely separated from us, and
with whom we have little in common, affect
us, however great their misfortunes may be!
The attack upon a policeman last Sunday
by a mob of boys was the outcome of the
violations of the law by their elders. Such
boys will soon become hoodlums unless they
are made to respect the law. Would it not
be well for the police to give their attention
to the selling of liquor on Sunday? Such
places are easily recognized by the crowds
going in and out of side doors and back
gates leading to saloons, and by the half
drunken crowds loafing in the vicinity of
drinking places. The police authorities cer
tainly have it in their power to stop this
Sunday traffic in liquor, which is not only
demoralizing but leads to other violations
of the law.
Senator Call, of Florida, has introduced
a bill providing for the establishment of a
National Bureau of Fine Arts, to be under
the direction of the Secretary of the Smith
sonian Institution. It is intended that this
bureau shall aid in the development of the
fine arts in the different States by repro
ducing, for the use of schools, casts of stat
uary and other objects valuable in giving
instruction, by preparing and distributing
plans for buildings and rooms adapt'd to
art schools, by causing to be held annually
an exhibition of works of art, and by the
publication of new discoveries, inventions
and methods pertaining to art and of the
progress of the fine arts in the Union.
Senator Butler, of South Carolina, is fre
quently called tho handsomest anil the best
dressed man in the Senate. He astonished
his brother Senators last week by appearing
in a new’ style overcoat, which is said to be
no overcoat at all, but a lai ge, thick cape
of rough gray cloth, which buttons about
the neck, and falls just below the elbow. As
he walked along to the capital, he is said to
have had the air of a man conscious that he
wa>: in the right, but a little ahead of the
Washington fashion. It is Senator Hamil
ton, we believe, whom the ladies call the
“sweete-t man in the world.” Altogether,
Houth Carolina is taking a prominent posi
tion in national gossip.
A Very Important Local Matter.
It is evident that if Mayor Lester remains
firm in the |>ositioii he has taken relative to
the sale of his interest in the barracks lot it
will be quite awhile before the government
can obtain a clear title to that property.
If an effort is made to obtain his
interest by condemning it under au
thority obtained from Congress, as sug
gested by Representative Norwood, there
may be resisteuee and delay.
It is evident that Mayor Lester’s motive
is a good one. It is in no sense selfish. He
believes that if the barracks lot, which was
purchased for a hotel site, is sold to the
government, it will be many years before a
hotel will be built, and ho is confident that
if that site is reserved for the purpose for
which it was purchased the city will have
both a hotel and a public building.
It. is not improbable that the government
would willingly cease its efforts to get the
barracks lot if it knew w here another lot
could be obtained for a reasonable price and
in a location that would be satisfactory not
only to itself, but to the people of this city.
It is easy enough to say that a dozen sites
suitable for a post office and court house can
be obtained, but when they are looked for
they are not so easy to find. The court
house lot would be a very suitable site, but
the Governor destroyed the hope of getting
the government to accept it by his veto of
the bill authorizing the County Commis
sionei-s to sell it. There are other sites, but
to all which have been suggested objections
have been raised. As long as this lack of
harmony in public sentiment relative to a
public building site exists, the government
is likely to do nothing towards getting a
site or to continue its efforts to get the liar
What, then, is the course to pursue?
Clearly to determine upon a site that will
be generally satisfactory, and ask the gov
ernment to purchase it. If there are suita
ble sites to be had, at a price which the
government is willing to pay, a committee
of citizens can find them and make a selec-
I tion that will lie approved by the public.
Let this plan be tried. It was tried in a
Southern city a few weeks ago with success.
The government selected a site that was not
satisfactory to a great majority of the city.
A committee of citizens was appointed to
select one. The government was petitioned
to accept the committee’s selection, and it
did so willinglj’. This is a government of
the majority, aud the authorities at Wash
ington are always ready to obey the will of
the majority, however unimportant the
questions may be upon which the majority
If a few energetic citizen! will take hold
of this matter of a public building site, with
a determination to stick to it until it is set
tled, and will handle it judiciously and pa
tiently, they will bring it to a satisfactory
termination. Up to this time there has
lieen too much talk and too little work. A
little opposition and a few objections have
been sufficient to check continued effort in
the direction that effort should bo made.
Encouraging progress is being made in
raising money for the hotel. It is confi
dently believed that the amount that is
needed can be obtained. It is certain that
if there were no doubt that the barracks
lot would be the hotel site subscriptions
would be easier to obtain. Let a well
directed effort be made then to have the
government consider the question of another
site, and the first movement of that effort
should be the appointment of a committee,
composed of men who have the confidence
of the community, to select a site. When
the site is selected let the government be
petitioned to accept it. There is not much
doubt that a favorable response will be re
ceived, and within a year or two the city
will have both the government building and j
The tone of the Brunswick papers indi
cates that tho people of that city are satis
fied with the sale of the Brunswick and
Western to the Savannah, Florida and
Western. The Advertiser and Appeal
says: “We believe that we voice the senti
ment of the patrons of the road when we
say that the news of tho sale is received
with joy.” The Journal says: “We rather
incline to the belief that the sale will inure
to the benefit of Brunswick.” Tho Journal,
however, has some doubts apparently
whether the sale will result bene
ficially to Brunswick, and it gives
the Savannah, Florida and West
ern fair warning that it “will denounce
in unmeasured terms any and all nttempts
to divert from Brunswick any of the legiti
mate trade which naturally belongs to
It is quite certain that the business men
of Brunswick are glad that the road Ims
passed out of the hands of the German
bondholders into tho hands of a company
that is not only üble but intends to put it
into first-class condition. In its present
condition it is little better than no road.
The road bed is out of repair, and the roll
ing stock is far from being equal to the de
It is not probable, of course, that Mr.
Plant and his friends purchased it for
the purpose of building up Brunswick or
any other town. They bought it because
they believed they could make it a useful
and profitable part of their railroad system.
They will put it in first class order and of
course its business will be greatly increased.
It is safe to say that they have no hostility
to Brunswick, and, that being the case, that
city must be benefited to some extent by
the road’s increased business. All corpo
rations do the best they can with their
property, and that is just about what the
Savannah, Florida and Western will do
with tlie Brunswick and Western. One
thing is certain, and that is, that Bruns
wick will have n first-class and well-man
aged road in place of the present unsatis
factory one. That is something to rejoice
There is a good deal of consternation in
England over the announcement in a Lon
don paper that a New Yorker, Dr. Hamil
ton Williams, has at his disposal $1,000,000
for organizing dynamite plots and assassi
nation schemes in England. Dr. Williams
is said to have succeeded O’Donovan Rossa
as the head of tho dynamite party. This is
strong evidence that there are considerably
less than $1,000,000 in the treasury, and that
no harm worth speaking of will lie done
across the Atlantic.
The situation in Louisiana remains un
mains unchanged. Both (rov. McEnery
and Gen. Nicholls are about thirty votes
ahead, according to the count of their re
spective newspaper organs
Mr. H. H. Culp left Philadelphia a day
or two ago for Georgia to buy up a vast
quantity of railroad ties, which are to be
shipped East and used in extending the
Lehigh Valley road.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1887
A Chance for Reform Work.
Convicts do not appear to have much
difficulty in escaping from the convict
camps in t his State. Accounts of escapes
appear frequently in the public prints. In
our dispatches yesterday there was an ac
count of an effort to recapture at Athens a
notorious convict who had succeeded in get
ting away from the convict camp. He is
believed to have committed at least two
crimes since he gave his guards the slip.
Is it not about time the Governor was
making an inquiry into the management of
the convict camps? If the guards were suf
ficient in number, competent aud trust
worthy, desperate convicts would not be at
liberty within a few months after being sen
tenced to the penitentiary. What is the
use of spending time and money in convict
ing criminals, when so many of them suc
ceed in escaping the jienalties imposed upon
them? Are the convict lessees to bo per
mitted, by carelessness or indifference, to
continue to virtually nullify the sentences
of the courts? Is there not some method
by which they can be forced to guard the
convicts more strictly ?
What has become of Walsh, the life pris
oner from this county ? Has any effort been
made to capture him? Has the Principal
Keejior of the Penitentiary or the Governor
taken any steps in that direction, or lias
any investigation tieon made of the circum
stances surrounding hie escape? If anything
at all with regard to lus case has been done
the fact has not been made public. The
lessees, it is true, offered a small reward for
his arrest, but it was hardly enough to in
spire any vigorous search ror him.
The Governor was asked a few days before
Walsh’s escape whether or not Walsh was
still in the convict camp, and he answered,
after satisfying himself on the point, that
he was. The inquiry was suggested by a
report that he either had escaped, or was
preparing to do so. This would seem to in
dicate that it was known to parties outside
of the convict camp that he intended to
escape, and that no doubt was entertained
that be would succeed.
There should be a thorough investigation
of the Walsh case, and also of the numerous
other cases of escape which have occurred
within the last few months. The convict
camj is are fast losing whatever terror they
had for convicts.
The formation of a national league by
the Republicans indicates two things: First,
that they regard the election of their candi
date for President next year as very doubt
ful, and, second, that his election can be
accomplished, if at all, only by extraordi
When the suggestion was made of a
convention in New York of representatives
of Republican clubs of the country it did not
elicit much enthusiasm, but when the
importance of such a convention was fully
realized all the Presidential candidates of
that party and their lieutenants were
anxious to have a baud in it. What prom
ised at first to be a very tame and compara
tively unimportant affair became a gather
ing of national importance.
At the outset there was no purpose
to form a national league. Such a thing
was not thought of. The original aim
was to organize the clubs for campaign
work. The clubs are now bound together
by a constitution and by-laws, and will be
under one directing head. It must be ad
mitted that this league can be made a strong
force in the national campaign, but it will
have to be wisely directed.
It was the purpose of the projectors of the
convention that no preferences for candi
dates should be expressed, and care was
taken not to present opportunities for show
ing preferences. The election of a tempo
rary chairman, however, brought out the
Sherman and Blaine men. One of the can
didates was a Blaine man and the other an
adherent of Sherman, and while the vote
was being taken the wildest enthusiasm pre
vailed. The Sherman candidate, was chosen
by a majority 'f five.
This national league may cause trouble in
the nntional convention. Doubtless efforts
will be made to use it to control the conven
tion. The clubs will be very active in
selecting delegates, and so much feeling
may be aroused as to introduce discord
into that body. The holding of a conven
tion of the clubs is an experiment which
may result beneficially to the Republican
party, but it is one that is not without
They Should be Restrained.
The tendency seems to be growing among
parents to let their boys do pretty much as
they please, and the consequence is that
youths of tender age may be seen parading
the streets and spending their time in loafing.
Too much liberty is allowed in this direc
tion. It should be curtailed. The loafing
habit is not one that will bring credit or
future success to those who engage in it.
The street loafer contracts idleness, and
idleness makes cases for the court calendars.
This city has its quota of idle youths.
White boys who seem to have nothing to
do but to walk the streets and puff ciga
rettes may be found in numbers, without
instituting anything like search for them,
and colored boys block the street-corners
and invade the lanes. The effect of such
loose management of children may be seen
in the courts, and it seems to lie impossible
for the police to check the growing tenden
cy to minor crimes. After a while these
minor crimes will be followed by graver
ones, which great measure may be
traced back to idleness and street-loafing.
If parents cannot send their children to
school, or get work for them, the duty is in
cumbent upon them of keeping them as far
as possible out of the reach of such influen
ces as are encountered by young boys who
spend their time on the streets.
It seems useless to strike at that other habit
of boys nowadays, viz., cigarette smoking
which goes along with street loafing. It is
not probable that these boys buy a
good article of tobacco, but on the
contrary they generally purchase the
cheapest brands on the market, made not
with a view to purity, but simply to sup
ply the demand. These cigarettes contain
an opiate that gradually and surely in
creases the boy’s appetite for the habit, anil
will as surely undermine his health if ho
continues the habit long enough.
In Chester county, South Carolina, the
other day, there was consummated a
marriage in which the groom was l(i;i years
old and the bride iifi. Both were colored
people. If the records are to lie believed,
Thomas Parr, of England, who is alleged
to have lived to the age of 152, married his
first wife when he was 80 and his second
when he was 120.
Mr. Blaine is to have the naming of his
associate on the Presidential ticket, and he
will name Foraker. This is the latest.
What a ticket for gab that would bo!
The Wrong View of It.
From the Chicago 'Tribune (Rep,)
Charleston, S C., vent Democratic lust Tues
day as usual. The earthquake was a useless
The Most Prominent Tobacconist.
hYom the Chicago News ( Ind .)
Mr. James G. Blaine is now the most promi
nent tobacconist in the universe, with some
back counties in the planet Mars yet to hear
No Doubt of It.
From the Richmond Dispatch (Dem.)
A friend from the country informs the Pis
patch that we will have a warm winter, because
the hornets' nests hang high. No doubt it wifi
be warm in the neighborhood of the nests.
Cowboys as Civ lizers.
From the Baltimore American (Rep.)
Hereafter if any of the local authorities in the
East wish to stop a prize tight let them engage
tlie services of a cowboy. The way in which
one of these hilarious individuals prevented a
set-to in an Indiana town shows that on such an
occasion, at least, the cowboy is a valuable pro
moter of civilization.
A Lively Organ.
From the New York World (Dem.)
Mr. Hatton's penny Piess is only fifteen days
old and yet it rises in its might, reads the New
York Timer o n of the Republican party, kicks
it down tlie back stairs and pitches its carpet
bag after, ’l liis is a herculean feat, and if the
Press never does anything else it can point with
pride to this display of strength, nerve and
Don't run against a chimney sweeper; he's
liable to tiling soot against you.—Lowell Citi
A .sew brand of Christmas stocking has been
made in Chicago, It holds a five-gallon demi
john.—New York Morning Journal.
It seems to be unfortunate that there are not
enough Presidential nominating conventions to
go around to all the big cities that want them.
“Do you believe in luck, my good man'"asked
a superstitious old lady of a tramp. “I can't
say that I do. mum,” replied the tramp, “be
cause 1 never had any .'"—Judge.
Doctors say that drinking large quantities of
water will produce fat. To show its absurdity,
look at a fish. It fairly lives in water, yet why
is it so bony y—Binghamton Republican.
Barber Ho contryman in chair)— You don't
get shaved often. I guess, sir?
Countryman—Don't get shaved often? I cum
to town oncet a month, mister, an', b' gosh, I
gel shaved every’ time I cum.— Epoch.
Teacher— What is the shape of the earth,
Johnny —I dunno.’
“But didn't I tell you it was round?"
“Yes. but I don't believe it all the same.”—
‘•That's one of those Hanlan razors, is it
not:" said the customer.
"Hanlan razor:’’ interrogated the baber.
“Yes, pulls like thunder,” gasped the suf
"No.” said the barber, “we call it the Teemer
now.”— Boston Budget.
‘ Helen,, said auntie, “bring me a clean apron
to put on you."
Now, Helen and sister had aprons alike and
through mistake she got one of sister's and
looked with surprise at the sleeves, which came
over her hands. “Well, auntie” she exclaimed,
“Ideas my apron has outgrown me.'—Phila
delphia North American.
“The great trouble with most people is,”
shouted an impassioned orator, "they never
know when they’ve got enough.”
Then his audience began to grow thin as one
after another left, aud the inqiassioned orator
discovered before he got through that quite a
number of people know when they’ve got
enough.—Nieto York Sun.
An exchange says that a folded newspaper
placed under the coat in the small of the back
is an excellent substitute for an overcoat. There
is considerable warmth in a newspaper, that's
a fact. Many a man has become heated by
simply reading an article in a newspaper: and
at such times he wantr to make it hot for the
editor, too.— Norristou ~ Terald.
$k ,'iewhat Ambiguous.— Visiting Friend—You
have got a pretty house.
lady (who has just moved in) —Yes, but we
are all in confusion, and it does take such a long
time to get things settled.
V. F —Yes, a long time.
L. —Yes, but I hope we'll be all settled before
you call again.— Boston Courier.
Policeman (leaning against peanut stand)—
Gape fer me, ye calico-hided Oyetalian 1
Peanut vender gapes.
Policeman—Gape wider, ye shnake!
Peanut vender turns his head inside out.
Policeman—lt’s well ye did! (Fills his tail
pocket with peanuts and goes into saloon for
something to keep awake on.)— Puck
A Detroiter who has traveled extensively
and who has seen “Marie Antoinette’s watch”
in the pawnshops of New York, Philadelphia,
Cincinnati, Chicago and other places, stepped
into a local pawnshop yesterday and asked of
‘•‘How happens it that you haven’t Marie An
toinette's watch here ?”
“Haven't I got it ? George! George!”
“Well ?” answered a voice from the rear of
“Where is our Marie Antoinette’s watch ?”
“Sold it day before yesterday.”
“Oh, you did. That's all right. Please call
next week, my friend, and we shall have anew
supply.” —Detroit Free Press.
Col. Ingersoll receives his friends on Sunday
evenings. He never turns even strangers from
Rev. O. 11. Walker, of New London, Conn.,
has been absent from his pulpit only two Sun
days in thirty-five years.
The Baroness Burdett-Coutts, one of the
richest women in England, recently received a
bequest of $9,000,000 from a relative.
The Prince of Beria, son of the Crown Prince
of Portugal, was recently burned about the
head and hands by a fire in his nursery.
Representative John M. Glover authorizes
the announcement to lie made that, he is a candi
date for Governor of Missouri on an anti-ring
According to Constance Femiiinore Woolson,
Seville has the best hotels in Spain. They are
conducted on the American plan, and tlie
average rate is $2 50 per day.
Li ttle Marshall P. Wilder says that he is con
stantly mistaken for Josef Hofmann,the mimical
marvel. He wishes the public to understand
that the M. I’. in his name does not stauil for
George Vanderbilt, a son of William H., has
offered $200,000 for the "Seaman’s Retreat.”
house and grounds, at Staplctou, Staton Island,
with the purixi.se of presenting it to the couuty
for a court house aud jail.
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, who is in
Florence. Italy, for the winter, lias received
SB,OOO for her story "Sara Creme" frotn an
English magazine. Financially considered
“Sara” evidently belongs to tho creme de la
Dorothy Whitney, who was once a person
age of national fame, has been somewhat neg
lected by the press of late. She has not allowed
this fact to depress her, however. Monday she
reached the mature age of ten months, and
celebrated the occasion by cutting her tenth
A statue to Parmentier. who made the potato
popular in France, is to be erected atNeuillv.near
Paris, A few days ago Frank Parmenter. of
the Troy. N. Y.. Press, was in New York city,
and was askkd by a well-known New Yorker if
if he was a descendant of the Parmentier "who
introduces tlie potato into France.” "Yes,”
answered Mr. Parmenter. “and our family lias
in its possession the original potato.”
When in Paris last year the King of Greece
called at the Elysee. The conversation turned
on the affection of the Greek people for their
King. “Yes," said the King, "the Greeks are
really attached to me. They know I love their
country, and they have painted me in u picture
aver la belle Helene.” Mine. Grevy, joining
in the conversation, here said: “Site is said to
be very handsome-your Helene.” “Excuse
me.” interrupted the King, “it is Helen of Troy
not my Helen.” M. Grevy, turning to his wife,
remarked: “You kn ,w, La Belle Helene she
who was carried off by Paris.” The King rose
to leave, and he also did not return to the
One of the men who never fails to be on hand
when any important gathering of Republicans
is to I* held is ex-Gov. Charles Foster, of Ohio
Gov. Foster hails from Fostoria, a town in the
Buckeye State that has h‘r>u named since be
became prominent. The (Joverner enjoys won
derfully go.sl health. Bis genial full face, in
Which are gray chin whiskers, never looked
happier than now. Gov. Foster tielieves that
tho star of Republican fortune has again risen
in the political firmament. He sava Ohio poll-
Melons are beginning to rely tor success more
upon personal labors than upon popular demon
strations. To this he largely attributes Gov.
Foraker's sweeping victory last fall.
ITEM3 OF INTEREST.
H. H. Sun.ES is suing the Wabash railroad for
40 acres of Kansas City land worth $1,000,000.
Hung Seen, the new Chinese Ambassador at
Berlin, lias arrived there with an imposing suite,
and chest upon chest of curious draperies,
which the Berlinese hojie will be also suspended
In Coventry, England, Maj. Knox Holmes, 80
years of age. recently took part in a tbirty-tive
mile tricycle race and came off one of the win
ners. He made a quarter of a mite in forty-nine
Mh. Rufus C. Harthanft, of Philadelphia,
has one of the largest and most complete col
lections of old American plays in existence.
There are more than JO,OOO distinct titles in his
It is said that Cincinnati is the most crowded
city in the country outside of New York. In
Cincinnati the average is fourteen people to
every house. lu most of the great inland cities
it is from six to ten.
A citizen of Toronto, Canada, was arrested
ami fined the other day for displaying a Union
Jack in front of his place of business with a
placard attached notifying passers-by that they
could find bargains in clothing within.
A little Bov was arrested in Hartford, Conn.,
for the theft of some turnips from a farmer’s
wagon. It appeared that subsequently the
farmer sold the lotas a bushel, and as that was
the quantity before the theft the boy was dis
Mh. A. Wright Sanford, of New York, is a
member of more than a dozen fashionable clubs
and pays in his annual dues enough to support
half a dozen families. He is the jolliest sort of
a favorite in all the clubs, but is about to take a
sea voyage to benefit his health,
The first cremation in Michigan occurred in
Detroit Saturday in a crematory erected by a
stock company, Dr. Hugo Ericsen being the
promotor of the enterprise. The body cremated
was that of Mrs. Barbara Schow of Millerburg,
O’, whose dying wish was that her body might
be reduced to ashes.
During the late blow on Lake Michigan a part
of one of the state-rooms of the late Vernon
washed ashore on Little Point All Sable, Mich.
It was picked up by Hugh Divine and Marion
Johnson and found to contain a large French
plate min or and marble slab screwed to the side
of the room. The glass was 4 feet 1 inch by 3
feet 1 inch, and many who have looked at it say
it is worth at least SSO.
Several Russian women have deserved a very
fluttering fame abroad, Mme. Kovalersky is a
professor of high mathematics at the university
of Stockholm. Mine. Ogonovsky lectures on
Slavonic idioms at Bologna, Mme. Novikoff has
merited a widespread reputation as a woman
politician in the scientific circles. Mme. L.
Ragozine—little as yet known in Russia is well
appreciated in Ne’v York for her historical in
vestigations of the East.
The Railroad Gazette says that the mechan
ical construction of the bicycle is well worth
study. The requisite amount of strength is
probably obtained with a smaller proportion of
w eight than in any other machine, and. consid
ering the trying nature of the strains, a fair
amount of durability is obtained. The price per
pound, however (about $3). of the best and
lightest machines is considerably in excess of
that of almost any other machinery .
The splendid old Colonial homestead “Oak
lands,” in Loudoun county, Virginia, belonging
to Mrs. George W. Carter, nee Miss Kate Curtis
Powell, bas been placed in the hands of real
estate agents for sale, and will*soon go into the
possession of strangers. The family have owned
it for over 200 years, it having been ceded to the
great-grandfather of the present proprietor by
King George, to whom he was Counsellor, and
whose portrait, with that of his wife, still hangs
iu the ancestral hall.
Congressman William Walter Phelps has
hopes of the passage of a joint resolution in the
present Congress to lease the tract of land on
the government reservation at Sandy Hook to
the National Hotel Company of New' Jersey, for
the purpose of erecting t hereon a mammoth
summer hotel. Mr. Phelps says that he has no
personal interest in the matter, his only desire
being to help New Yorkers get anew summer
resort of great attraction, and to give New
Jersey new property to tax.
Signora Crispi, the wife of the Ital
ian Minister. is much interested in
the education of her country-women.
Feeling how useful a friendly inter
course with foreign ladies would be, she means
to establish in Rome an International Ladies’
Club, where the women of all nat ions can meet.
A reading room will be opened and lectures
given, and discussions held as to the best means
for establishing industrial schools and schools of
technical instruction for women.
INQERSOLL'S ALBANY SPEECH.
His Distinction Between Beverages
From the Albany A rgus.
One day last w eek the Court of Appeals was
crowded with spectators anxious to listen to
the eloquence of ex-Senator Roscoe Conkling
and Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, it having been
giuen out t hat they would argue “motions”
that day. The one in which Mr. Conkling ap
peared in behalf of the city of New
York was a commonplace appeal from a
judgment on an alleged fraudulent street con
tract, and it did not afford him much of an op
portunity for the display of his forensic power.
But that in which 01. Ingersoll was pitted
against ex-Judge Noah Davis was one in which
he felt himself “at home,” and his fancy hail
full swing. It was the appeal of Breslin
and Vilas, the New York hotel keepers, from
their arrest for selling wines to their
guests at dinner on Sundays. He bristled with
quotations from Scripture and Shakespeare,
claiming that the men who were honest in their
prohibition efforts were even more infrequent
than "angels’ visits,” aud repeatedly asked his
learned opponent: “May I not enjoy my ease in
mine inn*” He objected to “ice water as a re
freshment,” saying that he himself knew it to be
injurious. But, the highest flight, of his humor
was wheu he defined the difference between a
"drink” and a “beverage." The former a man,
he says, takes and enjoys witn his dinner
to aid digesti li. The latter is the potion that
some men take “between meals.” This consti
tutes, Col. Ingersoll claimed, the chief distinc
tion between a hotel and a saloon, the former
being, by their licenses, allowed to serve drinks,
and the latter forbidden by their’s to sell intoxi
cating beverages on Sunday.
Smith’s Remarkable Memory.
From the Nashville American.
Another Smith is he who occupies a place in
tho document room of the Senate, and is known
as the man with the phenomenal memory. lie
can tell from memory the exact volume iu
which any bill or resolution passed by Congress
may be found. He scarcely ever refers to his
index, aud then only when minor cases of a
private nature are inquired after. There is a
tradition among the older newspaper men that
Smith was suddenly taken sick some ten years
ago and that the trouble soon assumed the
shape of a fever and attacked his head. The
solicitous Senators insisted on daily reports of
his condition from the quiet little country house
a few miles from Washington. For many days,
as the disease gained on him, it seemed dubious
for Smith and his cyclopedlc brain, and corres
pondingly for the public men who depended
upon his ready stock of knowledge. But the
clouds broke at last and he began slowly to
mend It was a b limy morning in May when
Amzi returned to his old desk, and among the
first to test the brain of the convalescent man
was Senator Windom.
"Amzi,” he said, “is there any document
which will give me any information as to the
Mendocino Indian Reservation?"
Amzi squinted at the ceiling n few seconds
longer than usual, pulled meditatively the front
lock of his hair, while his nsslsianta gathered
about iu sympathetic s spouse, and then sud
denly, as if catching the spirit of revival borne
in through the windows on the blossom-laden
air, broke out with:
"Why, yes; it was in the Fortieth Congress,
second session. And 1 think you will find it iu
Vol. 1 of House Miscellaneous Documents, No.
A search for the document proved the cor
rectness of Am/.i’s statement. Though nearly
ten years had elapse,l since the document was
issued, Amzi Smith still remembered its number
aud what it contained.
Tou'll marry me, darling,
Full soon, will you not?
I’ve laid out the garden
And finished the cot.
I’ve built one bright room, love,
That looks toward the west,
That you, oh, my sweeheart.
May call your own nest.
Theu name the day early.
For time's on the wing
The sexton is waiting
The joy bells to ring.
You’ll marry ine, darling,
Full soon, will you not,
And reign as my bride
In our dear little cot?
—Mas. M. A. Kidder.
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ALIM AYER’S! S'-C..”™:
is certainly the place
to make hard-earned
wages buy a dollar’s
worth worth carrying
In the line of Holi
fi . t p. . day Novelties we
uents finest have a most elaborate
French Calf Hand- display, surpassing
o j ni r anything ever shown
oCWCd Mioes heretofore. Our pur
this week at ALT- chase , s hav ; e bee , n ex -
AYFR's! traordinarily large
MAI Lit a and are hardly de
Fancy Plush Albums, Autograph and
Photograph, two hundred different styles,
from $1 to $lO.
Combination Plush Whiskbroom Holders,
with beveled mirror, $1 25 to $2 50.
Imitation Russia Leather Glove and
Handkerchief Boxes, satin lined, complete
set, only sl.
Francy Brass Vases $5 98; cheap at $lO.
Antique Brass Umbrella Stands, plain,
ornamental and hand-painted, $3 50 to $6.
Esthetic Brass Whiskbroom Holders
from 50e. up.
Artificial Flowers, with Majolica Pot,
complete, $1 to $3 50.
Combination Screen, Card and Chess
Table, all complete, $1 50.
Papier Mache Collar and Cuff Boxes, set
Elegant line of Gents’ Fine Silk and Satin
Scarfs. Silk Handkerchiefs, etc.
A fine line of Gold and Gold-Plated Scarf
Pins, Eardrop Brooches, Cuff Buttons, etc.,
An artistic line of Toilet, Manicure and
Brass Goods of every description.
An extensive line of Bisque Dolls, Drums,
China ware, Stationery, Perfumery, Vases
and Writing Desks.
We would especially call your attention
to our extensive line of Gentlemen’s Toilet
Slippers, our Misses’ and Children’s Spring
Heel Shoes, our Boys’ and Youths’ School
and Dress Shoes, and our Ladies’ aud Gen
tlemen’s Dress and Walking Boots. 25c. to
$2 saved on every pair Shoes purchased
J3T 1 Mail orders receive careful and
Store Open This Week Until 8 P. M.
The market is flooded with
nostrums of various sorts, in
the form of so-called ‘•Elec
tric" appliaaoes and Porous
Plasters that have no merit
beyond that of a mere me
chanical support to the parts
to which they are applied.
Avoid these nostrums and use
I only Hchhoh's Plas
> ters in cases where outward®
applications are desired. For
Lung and Chest Affect ions,
Rheumatism, Sciatica, Lame
Back. Bowel Troubles and all
disorders resulting from ovei
exertion or exposure these
plasters have no equal, and
their efficacy is indorsed by
thousands or Physicians, Phar
macists and laymen. Ask for
a Benson’s Plaster
and take no other.
CHILD - BIRTH |M
~ X ■ £ M
Send for book "To Moth one," mailed free.
Bradfield Keullator Cos., Atlanta, Ua.
BOYS’ CLOTHING, CARPETS. ETC
WJ K will place or sale on MONDAY MORN-
T V IXG st*o as haudseme Boys’ Suits as can
be found south of New York. Prices of tailor
made aud perfect-fitting suits are for belter
grades $3 80, 3? 50, $8 .’O, $9 and $9 50.
Also a large variety, fully 503, just as durable,
but not as flue, at the following prices: $1 75
$2 25, $2 50, $3, $3 50. $4, $1 50 and $5.
Tapestry anil Ingrain
DURING THE ENSUING WEEK.
One lot Tapestry Carpets at 65c. per yard.
One lot 3-Ply Ail Wool Carpets at 85c. per
One lot All Wool Extra Supers at 60c. per
One lot Ingrain Carpets at 55c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at 50c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at 4<le. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at 22JxjO. per yard.
500 Smyrna Rugs
RANGING PRICE FROM
85c. Each to $lO.
100 rolls fresh Canton Matting, ra
price from JJOe. to 50c. per yard.
Will also be found in the following goods during
this week: Silks, Satins, Dress Goods, Cloaks,
Shawls, Lace Curtaius and Curtain Goods,
Flannels, Blankets, Bed Comforts, Underwear,
Hosiery, Gloves, Corsets, Ladies' and Gents’
Silk Umbrellas, etc., etc.
DRY GOODS, EiU.
Useful Xmas Presents
Man iS Dooner’s,
Successors to B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
137 BROUGHTON STREET.
■1 '|| DOZEN L lies’ White Hemstitched
" Linen Handkerchiefs, wide and narrow
hems, from 10c. to 73c. each.
500 dozen Ladies Coiored Bordered Hem
stitched Linen Handkerchiefs, all different
styles, from 10c. to 7oc. each.
150 dozen Ladies’ Mourning Hemstitched Lin
en Handkerchiefs, very choice patterns, from
10c. to 75c. each.
75 dozen Ladies’ White and Fancy Embroid
ered Linen t 'am brio Handkerchiefs, exquisite
styles, from 35c. to 73c. each.
100 dozen Children s Colored Bordered Hem
stitched Linen Handkerchiefs, all new designs,
at lie. each.
135 dozen Gentlemen’s White Hemmed Linen
Handkerchiefs from 10c. to 35c. each.
200 dozen Gentlemen’s White Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs from 20c. to 75c. each. •
175 dozen Gentlemen’s Colored Bordered Fine
Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, all new de
signs, from 20c. to 50c. each.
white silk handkerchiefs.
100 dozen White Hemstitched Silk Handker
chiefs, wide and narrow hems, in pure and
cream white, from 50c. to $1 50 each.
75 dozen Pure and Cream White Brocaded
Silk Handkerchiefs from 50c to $l5O.
COLORED SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
500 dozen Fancy Colored Silk Handkerchiefs,
in all the latest designs and colorings, from 500.
to $! 50 each.
Ladies’ White Embroidered Aprons from $1
to $2 each.
Ladies' Black and Colored Kid Gloves.
A full line of Pocketbooks from 10c. to $1
A large assortment, of Gentlemen's Neckwear,
comprising all the latest novelties, from 25c. to
Children’s Fancy Scarfs and Bows at 25c. each.
Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Gloria Twilled and
Puritan Silk Umbrellas, in Gold, Silver, Ox.del
Indies Mourning Umbrellas, in Puritan and
A full line of Ladies' Unbleached Balbriggan
Hose, in all grados and sizes, from 83 to S'-* l* r
Full lines, Ladies' Colored Cotton atid Lisle
Ladies' Black Cotton, Lisle and Silk Hose
from 25c. to 81 50 a pair.
COLGATE'S EXTRACTS AND TOILET SOAPS.
We have just received a complete assortment
of Colgate's Celebrated Extracts, Toilet Soaps,
Powder and Vaselines.
CliollA\ & Doom
Ik Savannah Fire anil Marine
PAID DP CAPITAL - $200,001).
HOME OFFICE, No. 97 BAY STREET,
SAVANNAH, - GEORGIA
WILLIAM GARRARD President.
LEWIS KAYTON Vice President.
W. H. DANIEL Secretary.
Herman Mvfrs. Gf.oroe J. Baldwin.
John L. Hammood, Andrew Hanley.
J. B. Duckworth, I. G. Haas.
Samuel Mkinhahu, L. Kayton.
J. H. Estill, David Wiua
C. R. Woods. W. H. Danieu