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WEDNESDAY 1 , DECEMBER 8 I. 1887
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Index to new advehtisements!
Meetings Magxolia Encampment No. 1, I.
O. O. F.; Golden Rule Lodge No. 12,1. O. O. F.;
Hibemiar. Society; Georgia Council No. 2, R.
and S. M.
Special Notices—Santa Claus at Lindsay A
Morgan’s; Read, AVylly & Clarke; Dividend,
Brush Electric Light and Power Cos.; Election of
Directors, Augusta and Savannah Railroad.
Auction Sale—The Norwegian Brig Amykos,
by J. McLaughlin & Son.
Steamship Schedules—General Transatlantic
Cos.; Ocean Steamship Cos; Baltimore Steamship
Santa Claus—At Lindsay & Morgan’;.
Christmas at Thunderbolt—M. J. Doyle.
For Beaufort, Etc.—Steamer Pope Catlin.
Christmas Piano and Organ Sale—L. &B. S.
Fresh Novelties—L. &B.S.M. H.
Great Bargains in Holiday Goods—Solo
mons & Cos.
Cheap Column Advertisements—For Rent;
For Sale; Photography; Lost; Miscellaneous.
Preserves, Etc.—At Cooper’s.
Imported Confections—A. M. &C. W. West.
Apples—C. M. Gilbert & Cos.
Speaker CarlisU thinks the time has not
yet come to in r : * Mr. Randall to take a
back seat. He may this , differently if Mr.
Randall defeats another tariff reduction
Henry George now' and then says some
thing that is more generally appreciated
than his land theory At a meeting the
other night he declared that Mr. Blaine
was doing a good work by advocating pro
tection, because he showed its absurdity-.
Ex-Gov. St. John made a speech in New
York the other night, in which he attacked
Mr. Blaine, whisky-drinking and tobacco
chewing. He did not mention eigarette
smbking, but probably the three evils re
ferred to were enough to consume his time.
The custom of tipping waiters is receiving
the attention of the Boston papers, which
are giving it some heavy and scholarly
it is safe to say that the Boston
press will be unable t.n break up the custom
At the same time they are on the right
Tw-o columns of Saturday’s Boston Uer
oJd were devoted to advertising the appear
ance in Sunday’s issue of an article on
Slugger Sullivan’s methods and achieve
ments, and the advertisement was given
the best position in the paper. Baked
beuns and Sullivan are two subjects that
never fail to interest the Boston public.
Mr. Henry George has so far recovered
from his recent despondency as to deliver
au address in which he vigorously defends
the Anti-Poverty Society. He must have
succeeded in getting away with the money
of the Widow Hutchins, whose departed
husband was led to believe that he ought to
aid in promoting Henry George’s theories.
Higgins having announced his intention
to retire from the office of Appointment
Clerk of the Treasury Department on Jan.
1, the Republican papers say that he is a
scape-goat, and that the President will pile
an immense load of political sins upon his
shoulders. The fact is, Higgins has been an
exceptionally good official, and everybody
about tho Treasury Department likes him.
Hi nee he has been connected with this ad
ministration his conduct has been such that
no civil service reformer could roasouubly
fiud fault with it.
The fact that the bills for Mr. Hendricks’
fnnerai were cut down nearly half by the
Senate, has just been made public. As the
amount finally paid out of the Senate con
tingent fund was $4,300, there must have
been cause for paring down some of tho
charges. The casket was charged at $1,500,
but a deduction of $3OO was demanded
and obtained. The members of re
cent conventions in New York looking to
reforms in funerals would do well to begin
their work by showing up the extravagance
* Congressional funerals.
Mr. Lamar’s Nomination.
The action of the Senate Judiciary Com
mittee in delaying to make a report upon
the nominations of Mr. Lamar, Mr. Vilas
and Mr. Dickinson until after the holiday
recess indicates that there is considerable
opposition to Mr. Lamar. As far as known
there is no opposition to either Mr. Vilas or
Mr. Dickinson, but Mr. Lamar is still Sec
! rotary of the Interior and Mr. Vilas Post-
I master General, and the nominations of Mr.
, Vilas and Mr. Dickinson cannot, therefore,
I lx; very well acted upon until that of Mr.
Lamar is disposed of.
The sub-cotnmitteo which has charge of
the nomination Mr. Lamar will, A it
is thought, make an unfavorable re
port. If it does the Judiciary Com
mittee will probably recommend that
the nomination be not confirmed. In that
case it may become the subject of a heated
Leading Republicans in different parts of
the country are working energetically to
prevent Mr. Lamar from going on the Su
preme bench. The effort that was made at
tlie convention of the Republican clubs in
New York last week to pass a resolution
hostile to him shows that his nomination
will not be confirmed without a sharp
Asa matter of fact Mr. Lamar is rather
popular with the Senators of both parties,
and the opposition to him on the part of
the Republicans has nothing personal in it.
His ability is conceded, and his qualifica
tions for the duties of a Supreme Court
Justice are unquestioned. The Republicans,
however, see a chance to make political
capital, and they are disposed to take ad
vantage of it. They know that there is no
other Southern man who has more fully ac
cepted the results of the war than he has,
and that no other man, North or South, is
more sincerely anxious to promote the wel
fare of the whole country, but these things
count for little with them if by ignoring
them they can secure a party advantage.
They propose to conduct the next, national
campaign on bloody-shirt lines, and they
believe they can stir up a good deal of sec
tional feeling by opposing Mr. Lamar on
the ground that he was against the Union
in the war of secession.
There is no reason to doubt, however, that
Mr. Lamar’s nomination will be confirmed,
and it is proliable that those Senators who
are leading the fight against it do not ex
pect to defeat it. They know very well
that there are enough Republican Senators
who will vote it to secure its confirma
tion. They will have accomplished their
purpose, however, if they succeed in arous
ing throughout the North a feeling of hos
tility to the South.
“No Man’s Land.”
The people living in that tract of land
lying south of Kansas and Colorado and be
tween Indian Territory and New Mexico,
known as “No Man’s Land,” have sent a
delegate to Washington to ask Congress to
give them a Territorial government.
The story of “No Man’s Land” and of the
customs of the people who live there form
one of the strangest that can be imagined.
In its uniqueness it rather excels that of the
“Oneida Community” in New York, which
is not much more than an improved Utah.
“No Man’s Ixind” gets its name from the
fact that in reality its land can be legally
owned by no one, because Congress has not
authorized its sal a It is under the juris
diction of no courts, and has no laws. By
errors in surveys, and by general neglect
and inadvertence, it has been cut off to it
self. It was originally a part of Texas, but
in 1850 was ceded to the United Htates. It
contains 3,087,300 acres, and until two years
ago was a huge cattle run, but at that time
an excessively cold winter killed most of the
stock, and the owners moved away. One
year later 400 or 500 people had moved
there, and now it has 10,000 inhabitants.
If Congress grants its petition it will be
known as Cimarron Territory.
Within the past two years the people,
who are mostly farmers, and who have
squatter rights for not more than 100 acres
each, have built good log houses and frame
dwellings and established schools and
churches. The territory has been surveyed
into townships, the largest of which has 400
inhabitants. There can be no legal course
for imposing and collecting taxes, and the
people by common consent contribute so
much per month for the public support. In
November, 1886, a mass meeting of citizens
provided for the election of a Council as a
beginning of some shadow of govern
ment, and this Council enacted rules of
conduct which by general agreement are
enforced. There is, of course, no constitu
tion ; but the people took an oath to support
that of the United States. The mail facili
ties consist of two mails, carried about
eighty miles into the Territory, and the
people someitines go a hundred miles to
get their letters. The laud is rich, and pro
duces good crops of wheat, corn, oats, ca
nary and millet, and cattle thrive all winter
There are some things connected with this
strange phase of civilization that commend
themselves to lands having every facility
for good government. Peace is maintained,
there is no use for courts, the only crime
coming to notice being that of occupying
too much land, and this is settled by arbi
tration; the people are able to protect
themselves against thefts from outside, and
debts are paid with commendable prompt
ness. Such a condition of affairs would
seem to indicate that "No Man’s Land” had
better let well enough alone, and not reach
out after the 50,1X10 people whom Mr. t). D.
Chase, the Delegate, claims will settle there
if it is made a Territory.
The Confederate flags episode is being re
vived by the New York Tribune, which an
nounces what it alleges to be on “pretty
good authority,” that a number of flags
were shipped South from the War Depart*,
meat last spring. On this doubtful state
ment the Tribune comments as follows:
“It would be a curious and interesting com
mentary upon the methods of the present
reform administration and its relation to
the solid South if it should finally appear
that the flags over which Jefferson Davis
shed so many saurian tears during the At
lanta glorification of treason were flags
which the soldiers of the Union captured in
battle, and which Northern copper heads
illegally and surreptitiously surrendered
after Grant and Logan were laid in North
ern graves.” What a malignant and con
scienceless sheet the Tribune is!
Col. Ingersoll has delivered another fu
neral oration. It reads like the others, be
ginning with, “We again stand in the
shadow of the great mystery—a mystery
that has never yet been solved.” The de
ceased was a woman, uud a lieliever in In
gersoll’s theories. That men should follow
this brilliunt but erratic person is bad
enough, but that women should accept his
■ false doctrines is inexplicable.
TEE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1887.
The Leader of the House.
Speaker Carlisle has announced that he
intends to apjioint Mr. Roger (J. Mills, of
Toms. Chairman of tho Ways and Means
Committee. It was expected that Mr.
Mills would get tho place, not because
he has nny special qualifications for
it, but because the usages of the
committee entitle him to it. He will,
of course, be tho leader of the majority of
the House, because the chairmanship of the
Ways ami Means Committee carries with it
Mr. Mills is a man of considerable ability
and is popular not only with his party
but also with the opposition. Ha owes his
popularity to his unfailing good nature and
to his sterling integrity. He has a pleasant
word for everybody, and would rather lose
his seat in Congress than do a mean, unjust
or unkind act. He has been in Congress
about fifteen years and he stands so well
with his constituents that he can remain
there the remainder of his life if he
wants to. Virginia is his native State, but
he has been in Texas so long that compara
tively few people iu his State know that he
is not a native Texan.
He is not cut out for a leader of a parlia
mentary body. He lacks judgment, tact
and caution. He talks when he ought to
listen, and he is not always sure what he is
going to say when he begins to talk. If he
doesn’t seek a good deal of advice from his
party associates he will get the majority
into a good fnany tangles.
He is well informed on the subject of the
tariff, and is a thorough tariff reformer.
He will work faithfully for the passage of a
tariff reduction bill, but unless he displays
greater skill as a parliamentary leader then
he has the reputation of possessing he will
be in constant danger of obstructing t his
Sailors are not the only people who are
superstitious, but it is pretty safe to say
that the pere entage of them who are super
stitious is larger than that of any other
class of people. On last Sunday night the
bark Scotland, from Liverpool for New
York, stranded on the Jersey coast near
Sea Girt. All on beard reached the shore
safely. The sailors were sure that some
misfortune was in store for them long be
fore the vessel was wrecked. When about
800 miles off shore the crew was startled
one day, just as they were about to sit down
to dinner, by the sudden appearance of
seven crows. The crows flew through the
window, settled upon the table and began
to eat as if they were about starved.
There is no doubt that they were
very hungry as they consumed the greater
part of the food on the table. The sailors
refused to touch the food after the crows
appeared. They left the table at once, and,
from that day until the disaster, were silent
and gloomy. They were confident that
trouble would overtake them, and they were
not surprised when the bark stranded.
They would have been surprised if they had
reached their harbor without an accident of
There are those who will insist that the
apjiearance of the crows was a warning that
the ship was going to be wrecked. Most
people, however, will not admit that there
was any connection lietwoen the crows and
the stranding of the bark.
An interesting question now agitating
Germany is the decrease of blondes in that
country, which has always been know as
the home of yellow-hair. Out of every 100
women, only thirty-two are said to be
blondes, and the large per centage of mixed
tyjies is said to be gradually merging into
pure brunettes. Likewise in England, out
of 726 women, 369 were brunettes and 357
blondes, showing a decrease in the latter.
It is also said that in England the pet
rentage of marriage is 78 among the bru
nettes, and 68 among the blondes. In the
United States the decrease in blondes re
cently has been far greater than in either
of these countries, but it is owing to the
fact that blondes are not as much in the
fashion as they were several years ago.
Senator Evarts is at it again. During the
Grant-Cook campaign in New York he re
peatodly expressed his admiration for the
Republican party, referring to it as the
“party of action and ideas ” The other day
he "pointed with pride” to its achievements.
It is natural that men should be partial to
their party and glory in its achievements.
Tho Republican party has no doubt achieved
in the past some feats of which it may be
proud, but it has also been the means of ac
complishing some ends to which Senator
Evarts ought to point with anything but
pride. If it was ever a great party, ite
greatness has departed, and tho country
looks to the Democracy now for wise legis
lation and honest government.
Philadelphia is complaining because New
York and Chicago are each allowed 20 per
cent, of the gross receipts of their post
offices for clerk hire, while she is allowed
only 17 per cent The Philadelpltia oflice is
allowed a smaller per rent, than either New
York, Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Cincin
nati, San Francisco or Baltimore. The
gross receipts at the Philadelphia office are
second only to those of New York, The
postmaster has for more than a year lieen
urging the necessity for a more liberal
allowance for postal work in the city, but
has not obtained what he considers ho ought
to have. As Philadelphia is second in pop
ulation in the country, her allowance for
postal work ought to lie second in amount.
Mr. Carlisle is at present the target for
Republican shafts, because he cannot an
nounce the House committees until after
tho Christmas holidays. When the Con
gressmen go away for a week or two and
leave Mr. Carlisle to pursue his task unmo
lested, he will he able to accomplish some
thing. He desires to please each member, so
fur as he can, (and, perhaps, in the goodness
of his heart In- gives too much time to their
importunities) but the fact remains that his
is a Herculean task, ana one that few men
could accomplish so well as he.
St Louis is intai-ested in a duplicate of
ex Senator Jones of Florida. His name is
Gooding, and he is a police commissioner.
Like the e.-c-Senator he is infatuated with a
woman. She is rich, a widow, and very
beautiful. She refuses to see the police com
missioner. and once when he called, she bad
him shown the door; and now- he imagines
that ho is the victim of a diabolical conspir
acy to thwart his niutrimoiiial plans. Jones
and Gooding should be brought fare
to face, so that they might see what fools
some mortals are. •
Mr. Lucas has decided that he will issue
an address to the people of West Virginia
in vindication of his claims to tho seat in
the United Htates Senate now occupied by
Judgo Faulkner. It is not expected that the
address will cause Judge Faulkner to turn
over the office to Mr. Lucas.
They Continue to Come.
From the New York World ( Deni.)
Another certificate of Mr. Blaine'srobustitude
so to speak, comes to ns by cable this morning.
And yet the Republican Nominating Convention
will not be held until next June.
How Did the Republicans Vote?
From the Philadelphia Press (Rep.)
“The party in power, responsible for all legis
lation while in power," is good Democratic doc
trine of a few years hack, which fixes tho res
ponsibility for the failure to reduce federal tax
ation a year ago.
Young and Very Fresh.
From the St. Louis Poet-Dispatch (Dem.)
It is stated that Mr Thoebe, who wants Mr.
Carlisle's seat, is still young. One would sup
pose that he is not only young, but very fresh, if
we may judge from the facility w ith which his
party associates have made a fool of him.
Mr. Comstock in Baltimore.
From, the Baltimore Herald (Dem.)
Mr. Anthony Comstock lectured in Baltimore
recently in advocacy of the organization in this
city of a Society for the Suppression of Vice.
It was Aristotle who said that man was simply
a chicken picke 1 of its feathers, and another
ancient philosopher observed that man was the
only animal whose natural ugliness was so hide
ous that It liad to lie draped with clothing. Mr.
Comstock probably par akes of this latter opin
ion. as he looks upon the nude in art as the
fecund source of untold depravity. The lec
turer showed himself to he acutely familiar
with the problem of social crime and told some
naked truths with tine effect.
It must be a very good brass band that can
play all the airs a drum major puts on.— Wheel
The older a man gets the more difficult it is
to pull the wool over his eyes. He lias a good
deal less wool, you know.— Yonkers Statesman.
Young Mr. Sissy— l am atraid that lam
making a rather long call, Miss Smith. Are you
Miss Smith (politely)—Oh, no, Mr. Sissy; not
physically tired.— Tid Bits.
Young Man (to druggist)—Wha-wha-what are
ymi-your ra-ra-ratc for t t-talking through you
Druggist -Fifteen cents for five minutes, but
I'll give you fifteen minutes. I'm a fair man.—
New York Sun.
A Texan cut and carried away six tons of a
neighbor's grass one night recently and was
lynched for it. The theft was a genuine ease of
’blade clashed to blade and steel to steal.” P.
B. There is nothing very sharp about this ex
cept the scythe, but it goes.— Binghamton Re
A Boston mother was putting her little one
to lied and said: ‘ I think. Flossie, you are old
enough to learn an evening prayer. I’m going
to say it for you and you will repeat it after
me." "Yeth’m,” lisped the little one. ‘Well,
we’ll begin. Are you ready*” “Yeth’m. Ler’er
go, Gallagher!”— Boston Courier.
Peddler —l liave here some very fine towels,
madam. Only 10 cents per
Irate female—Get out o’ here 1 I have no use
Peddler (with much presence of mind, open
ing another bundle)—Here you are. madam.
Portraits of Johann Most and other celebrated
reformers. Only 25c. apiece.—Chicago Tribune.
“If I should tell you. dear,” he said, “that my
love for you had grown cold; that I had ceased
to care for you, and that the happy time when I
shall claim you as my ownest own will never,
never be, would it really be a trial to you dar
“Yes. George,” shyly admitted the girl.” it
would be a breach of promise trial.”— New York
Miss Smith (whose brother has just arrived
from Texas)—Duke, you are making a perfect
exhibition of yourself!
Duke (continuing the exhibition!—l don’t care
a rap. You can dress me up in dude clothes,
make mo cut my hair, and insist on my saying
“ither” for “either;” but when the band strikes
up “Old Keg” I’m going to dance Alamo style
or bust!— P,tck.
“George, there is a sadness and mplancholy
in your eyes to-night, and your cheeks seem
"Yes. Naomi. I am far from being happy.”
“Confide in me, dearest. Let me share your
sorrow. Have the bufferings of this cruel world
cast a gloom over your soul?”
“Weii.not exactly, but you see these shoes are
new, and they pinch like thunder.”— Nebraska
Bobby had been a bad little boy all day. and
his mother was very much displeased with him.
“Why, Bobby,” she said, “what in the world
will become of you when you grow* to be a man
if you will lie bo naughty?"
Bobby looked completely discouraged for a
moment over his gloomy prospects and then
"Well, ma,” he said, “why wouldn’t I make a
good weather prophet?”—.Yew York Sun.
Robinson—How did Dasher get along with his
California land speculation?
Jones—Oh, first rate. He bought a ranch
near Los Angeles for $20,000 and sold it next
day for SIO,OOO.
Robinson—Well, I don’t call that doing first
Jones—Oh, you don’t know Dasher. He’s a
Napoleon, be is. He bought on thirty days’
credit and sold it for cash and got out of the
country before they got onto his methods.—
Detroit Free Press.
Alan Arthur son of the late ex President
Arthur, is traveling in Egypt.
Germany has recently celebrated the centen
nial anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Ilreyse,
•inventor of the needle-gun.
Israel Coe. of Waterbury, Conn., is tho old
est surviving member of the Connecticut. Legis
lature. He celebrated his Old birthday Tuesday.
He was a member of the Connecticut House of
Secretary Fairchild, Senator Morgan and
Representative Breckinridge, of Kentucky, and
Wilson, of West Virginia, will attend the dinner
of the Massachusetts Reform Club in Boston on
The engagement of Miss Nellie Hunt,
daughter of the late Minister to Russia and Sec
retary of the Navy, and Mr. William Emory, of
Phi'adelphia, is announced. Tho wedding will
take place iu the spring.
“Snapper” Garrison, the famous jockey, was
once a musical wunder. Asa young boy he was
a remarkable singer, and hail begun to attract
the attention of the public when he decided to
take to the race-track for a career.
Two da vs before his death, lost week, J.
Aubrey Jones, of Philadelphia, remarked to a
friend: “Wouldn’t it be strange if I should die
this month: All our family die in December.”
He was in his usual health at the time.
Murat Halstead, of Cincinnati, made earnest
efforts to save the Chicago Anarchists from
death He wrote privately to Gov. Oglesby,
who is a personal friend of his, beseeching him
to extend clemency to the condemned dyna
W. B. Richmond, the English artist who is
now in Berlin painting a portrait of Prince Bis
marck, describes the Iron Chancellor as one of
the best, sitters in the world. MeD and nations
who have been sat upon by Bismarck will coin
cide with this opinion.
John Henry Parnell, a brother of the Irish
leader, has just returned to New York from a
prolonged visit to Ireland. He said in reference
to his brother's health: “If you had seen
Charlie jumping the ditches in Wicklow with
me you would not have thonght him sick."
Wm 1). Howells has denied the genius of
Dickens, and now Edgar Fawcett says that
Thackeray does not amount to much. But
Dickens and Ttiaekeray will prolialily lie read
by posterity when the names of Howells and
Fawcett liave been forgotten by the novel-read
Washington society promises to be well rep
resented at the charity liall to lie given in Balti
more Jan.‘J. It is probable that the President
and Mrs. Cleveland will again be invited to at
tend, and as they were so highly pleased with
their trip to Baltimore last season on a similar
errand, the committee will doubtless receive a
favorable reply to their invitation
One of the strange coincidences of nomencla
ture is that the daughter of Gen. Logan married
a Mr. Tucker, while the daughter or ex-Repre
sentat Ive Randolph Tucker ma rried a Mr. 1,, igan. i
Each couple have a Soil. The name or one is
Tucker Ligan and the other is Ixigan Tucker. |
The boys are about the same age. blit I am told
they have never seen each other. Something I
very- similar occurred a number of years
ago. Senators Dorsey and Clayton, of Arknn -
sas. had sons born to them atsiut the same rime.
They were intimate then aud christened their
children accordingly, one Using named Clayton
Dorsey and the other Dorsey Clayton. This was
very nice, and the boys w ere as loving as broth
ers. There was no fence between the Dorsey
and Clayton mansions and the two families were !
as intimate as uny ever were. But the time I
came w hen the fathers fell out. and I under
stand that they have not bren on speaking
terms with each other Cor years. Ono can't
drop a name as he does a friendship, however,
and the bore are reminders of the past.
ARRESTED THE WRONG MAN.
Carlos Rivas Wants $50,C00 Damages
from the City—His Story.
bVoia the Chicago Tribune.
Another alleged high-handed act of Chicago
police officers was shown yesterday in a suit be
gun in the Superior Court by Carlos Vetter-
P.ivas against the city of Chicago to recover
$50,000 damages for false arrest. He says he is
a native of Carracas, Venezuela, and is the son
of the Venezuelan Consul at Stutgart, Germany.
For some time past he has-been traveling in the
United States for pleasure and to learn the lan
guage, and came to Chicago in Juno last. On
Nov. (i, as he was going home wit h a friend,
John Van Plinsky, he was arrested on a charge
of being an Anarchist and attempting to
blow up the Chicago Avenue Police Sta
tion, or something af the kind. He was
examined before Justice Kersten Nov. 7 and re
manded to Nov. 17, but the next day, Nov. S, he
was brought up again before the Justice and
sent to the Bridewell for 256 days. While at the
station lie* says he was treated in a brutal man
ner, and threats were made by the police offi
cers to "fix” or hang him. After being in the
Bridewell eighteen days he was released on or
der of the Mayor, it being ascertained his arrest
was a mistake. Rivas says he never was an An
archist, and only carried a. revolver when he
was arrested on account of the public excite
ment at the time, and because he was attempt
ing to carry home a young man who was some
what intoxicated. Exaggerated and sensational
accounts of his arrest, he says, have lieen print
ed in all the newspapers of the civilized world,
and he has consequently been damaged in his
reputation to the extent of $50,000.
Capt. Sehaack had not heard of the suit until
informed of it, by a rejiorter last evening. He
exclaimed: "Another crank!” and then went
on to say that he saw Rivas a short time ago,
and that the latter then said he was going home
in a few days. The Captain said that the night
of Nov. 5, during the excitement preceding the
hanging of the Anarchists. Rivas and Van
Plinsky, were found prowling around the alley
in the rear of the East Chicago Avenue Station.
Rivas had a revolver in his hand and Van
Plinsky a club. They were fined $75 each.
Rivas at that time laid the blame of the whole
affair <*n Van Plinsky, who had that day been
released from the county jail and whose actions
were regarded with special suspicion by the
How They Started.
From the New York Evening Sun.
Zob Vance was a hotel clerk.
Senator Plumb was a type-setter.
Hitt, of Illinois, was a stenographer.
Boutelle, of Maine, was a sea captain.
Plumb, of Illinois, was a grocery clerk.
Senator Allison was an abstract clerk.
Guenther, of Wisconsin, was a druggist.
Romeis, of Ohio, was a baggage master. •
Gen. Patrick Collins was an upholsterer.
Deacon White, of New York, was a miller.
Secretary Bayard was a clerk in New' York.
Bourke Cockran used to be a school teacher.
John D. Long was a country school teacher.
Pidcock. of New Jersey, was a civil engineer.
Solicitor General Jenks used to he a surveyor.
S|>eaker Carlisle was a country school teacher.
Smith, the Milwaukee member, is a mill-
Tom Reed, of Maine, w-as a paymaster in the
Dougherty, of Florida, was a sailor before the
Anderson, of Kansas, was a Presbyterian
Judge Chipman, of Michigan, was a mine
Senator Kenna was once a coal miner at $1 20
Senator Pasco was a school teacher at S4O a
Leland Stanford was a country lawyer in
Senator Morrill, of Vermont, kept a country
Ben Butterworth used to be a plantation boss
James B 'White, of Indiana, was a calico
printer and tailor.
Senator Dawes was a school teacher and
Taulbee, the tall Kentucky member, was a
Delegate Cane, of Utah, w r as many years a
Robertson, the new Louisiana member, is a
Justice Blatchford was Gov. W. H. Seward's
Capt. Dunham, the Chicago member, was an
Civil Service Commissioner Oberly was a
Chicago Times reporter.
Senator Cullora was famous aa a corn-husker
in early days in Illinois.
Congressman Outbwaite was principal of a
city school five years.
John Lund, a Minnesota Congressman, used
to run a threshing machine.
Judge Tarsney. a Michigan Congressman, was
a steamboat engineer.
Senator Stewart, of Nevada, mined with a pick
and shovel in California.
Senator Sawyer “bought his time” when 18
years old and ran a saw mill.
Darlington, a Pennsylvania member, was a re
porter on Philadelphia dailies.
Felton, the California multi-millionaire, was a
chore boy on a farm in Erie county. New York.
John McShane, the millionaire Omaha Con
gressman, was a cowboy without a cent in 1871.
From the Boston Globe.
I wonder what my papa means
By calling me Miss Fidget?
A silly goose
That has no use-
A troublesome young midget.
He says I always “ought to laugh
Good little girls are jolly,”
What would he do
If he, boo-hoo! -
Had tored his little Dolly?
He says my Dolly's nothing bus
A lot of rips and creases—
That all combined
Could ever find
One-half the missing pieces.
And mamma told me if it w a3
Made out of iron and leather,
It wouldn’t stay
More than a lay
Securely held together.
I know its nose and ears are gone,
It has one leg left only,
A great big crack
Is in its back
And one eye looks so lonely.
It's face gets blacker every day,
It’s never tidy, never;
And if I rub
And scour and scrub
It makes it w-orse than ever.
They want to know what makes me keep
The “nasty thing" about me.
Why, don’t they see
It’s fond of me?
And couldn’t dp without me?
Now, does it matter much to them
How sick and cross 1 may be?
I'm not afraid
Mamma would tradej
Me for another baby.
Edison the Wizard.
Mr. Edison keeps 400 electric lights burning
all night about his house and grounds at Llewel
lyn Para, where he himself frequently sits till
dawn experimenting in his favorite line. De
spite the length of time which he has resided
there many of his neighbors still look upon him
with awe, the most superstitious
of them believing him in league
with beings who dwell in the fabled
sulphurous regions. One of his favorite tricks
-that of turning out at night all the lights ou
his circuit thus plunging the surrounding region
into darkness more appalling because of the
contrast—is never resorted to without causing
the blood of the rustics to curdle in their veins.
The most knowing of them always call him "the
Wizard.” while others bestow upon him the
less charitable title of "the Devil,” some, it is
asserted, being willing to swear that be has a
The Value of a Whale.
From the San F'ancisco Examiner.
The owners of the bark Stamboul have
brought suit in the United Stales District Court
against the Pacitic Steam Whaling ompany,
owner of the bark Wanderer, to recover $7,n00
for the loss of a whale. Plaintiffs claim that
they had harpooned the whale, which thereupon
swam under a Held of ice and came to the sur
face a mile away, and that, the crew of the
Wanderer then captured the same animal, and,
in order to give a shadow of claim, substituted
their own harpoon for that of defendant. It Is
claimed that for forty years it has been the
recognized oust im that when a crew had once
harpooned a whale it was entitled to the full
ownership of the animal.
It Worked Up.
From the Boston Herald.
Two little urchins coming from school were
overheard discussing the illness of the grand
father of one of them, and its nature evidently
was a source of great bewilderment. "Well,
th- doctor says it Is salt on the brain.” said the
bigger child. "Not” in a tone of wonderment
from the Other. "Why, how'd it get, there*"
“Oh. I don't exactly know.” Then in a tone of
mysterious wisdom: "He's fond of salt on his
things, and I guess it's worked up." Thu is a
new cause of softening of the brain.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Ida Keen, a blind girl at the Pennsylvania
■State Institute for the Blind, runs a type writer
very cleverly, which, for a blind person, is more
difficult than to play the piano.
A lady of Carmi, 111., while combing her hair
the other evening, accidentally thrust the comb
in a gas jet near the mirror. The comb was of
celluloid, and flashed into flame, setting fire to
her hair and giving her a narrow escape from
There is still plenty of big gamo left in the
wilder portions of Tennessee. A party of five
sportsmen who recently spent a few days hunt
ing in Dyer county bagged nineteen deer and
one bear. They say that if they had given all
their time to hunting deer they could have killed
Three bald eagles of great size, which for
five years past have preyed upon the herds and
flocks of Blount county, Alabama, and caused the
farmers great loss and annoyance, were recent
ly caught in traps by two young men named
McCoy. The largest of the eagles measured
twelve feet from tip to tip of the wings.
A pair of Canadian detectives have been ar
rested for conspiring to steal a valuable painting
in Montreal and holding it for ransom. The
multiplicity of old masters would have defeated
the scheme, replicas would have been pouring
in from Europe before the ransom could be
cashed, and the original w ould have been lost
in the rush.
New England is deeply interested in the
rumors about the solvency of some of the West
ern farm mortgage companies. The loan com
panies of Boston alone hold 81.000 Western
farm mortgages, on which $76,000,000 is out
standing. And the insurance companies of
Hartford hold Western farms to
the amount of $70,000,000.
A large vault with walls of stone and filled
with skeletons of human beings has been dis
covered in an Indian mound which overlooks
the Missouri river from a hill near Jefferson
City. Mo. The skeletons are thought to be the
remains of theaneientmound-builders, although
the remarkable state of preservation in which
they are found would Indicate that they are of
more recent date.
What might have been a very serious acci
dent occurred on Monday morning at Richard
Blickenderfer’s machine shop, in Lancaster, Pa.
While William Fyfer, a machinist, was using a
fourteen inch emery wheel it split in half, one
part nitting the wail of the building with such
force as to scar the bricks badly, and the other
striking l*yfer on the right leg and inflicting a
painful wound. The wheel was revolving at the
time of the accident at the rate of 1.800 revolu
tions a minute, which was not considered extra
ordinarily fast, as it had been tested at a speed
of 3,000 revolutions per minute.
“No, that is not put there simply for orna
ment,” said an oyster opener in a Philadelphia
oyster house yesterday, "It is useful as well as
decorative. It is a clock, and it was imported
from Paris.” The object referred to was a big
tin plateor waiter which hung against the wall.
Around The edge w ere grouped a dozen oyster
shells. The one at the top bore the number 12
iu big letters and the others were numbered
from lup to that figure. In the center was
what appeared to be a saucer with four slices of
lemon upon it, and crossed on the saucer was
an oyster knife and fork. These latter were the
hands. The clock was going and as the knife,
which was shorter than the fork, pointed be
tween the 2 and the 3, and fork to the figure 7,
it was 2:35 o’clock.
Frozen fish are now imported into France,
and a society formed in Marseilles for the pur
pose of developing the trade has a steamer and
a sailing vessel engaged in it. The steamer
Rokelle lately came into Marseilles with some
30,000 kilogrammes of frozen fish in its hold, the
temperature of w'hich is kept at 17 0 below zero
by means of a Pictet machine (evaporating sul
phurous acid). The fish are caught with the net
in various parts of the Mediterranean and At
lantic. After arrival they are dispatched by
night in a cold chamber. Experiment has
shown that fish can be kept seven or eight
months at a low temperature without the least
alteration. These fish are wrapped \in a straw
or marine Alga-, and have been sent on to Pal is,
and even to Switzerland.
In Philadelphia, a few days ago, a well
dressed man, pretending to be a member of a
large grocery firm in Pittsburg which deals
largely with Frank Siddail, the millionaire soap
manufacturer, called upon that gentleman and
was shown the usual courtesies. In a walk
through Chestnut street the Pittsburg man sud
denly remembered that he had some diamonds
to buy, and with Mr. Siddail entered a large
jewelry establishment, the proprietors of which
were only too glad to accommodate Mr. Sid
dall’s friend. Diamonds amounting to some
SSOO were selected and laid aside An hour or
two later the Pittsburg man called by himself
and said he would take the gems to his hotel
and examine them closely. That was the last
that was seen of him or the diamonds. The
jewelry firm now want Mr. Siddail to pay for
the diamonds, but he says that the man turned
out to be a fraud and he did not in any way
warrant the sale. This diamond thief is said to
be one of the most expert swindlers in his
special line in this country.
“It is remarkable what a craze there is for
foreign goods," said a Philadelphia merchant.
“The people want goods in our line of foreign
fabrics and make, and if they cannot get them
at one store they will go to another. Just now.
on account of Cnristmas, there is a big demand
for jackets and wrappers, and I notice, too.
that the people want good things. They are
shown articles at a certain price and they ask
for something finer, showing that they want
articles of worth. Then, too, there seems to be
no scarcity of money. People are willing to
pay for what they want and do not haggle over
a price. This year there is a demand for fancy
things, such as silk mufflers, embroidered silk
suspenders and such rich goods, that is far in
excess of that of any previous time. I cannot
account for this, but so it is. As for business,
my opinion is that if you watch the market and
buy what people want, giving great attention
to the direction of popular demands, there will
be uo difficulty in selling.”
The anniversary of the Prophet Mahomet’s
birthday was recently celebrated at Constanti
nople in a striking manner, affording evidence
as to the bent of the Sultan's mind and his de
sire to assimilate Ottoman social usages to those
of other countries more advanced in civilization.
After attending the us ial service at the Mosque
all the high officials present and visitors were
requested to proceed to the palace, where large
saloons had been docked out with flowers, rare
fruit, confectionery and delicacies in a profuse
and sumptuous style, anil the guests, over 400
in number, were invited to regale themselves.
The aspect of the rooms was most charming,
and Christmas trees only were wanting to give
a complete picture of the religious festival.
The chamberlains then called upon the com
pany to aupear in the presence of his majesty,
and. the folding door being thrown open, the
Bui tail was seen. His majesty greeted his guests
in the most affable way. and made a political
speech, wherein, after recalling Ibe glories of
Mahomet and announcing his intention that the
yearly Moslem festival should be henceforth
kept with the same solemnity and r joining he
pointedly alluded to the cause of satisfaction
for the empire and the world at large furnished
by the reign of general peace, which his gov
ernment was making every effort to preserve
for the welfare and prosperity of all nations
This is the first time since the foundation of the
dynasty that a Sultan has made a speech in
The proprietress of a fashionable boarding
house in New York, in talking about her ex
periences, told this romantic story: “One of the
most polished bank burglars in the profession
boarded with me three months. We thought he
was very pious. He always had plenty o'f
money, gave references when he came to board
—thougli I afterward learned these were for
geries and soon became a favorile with the
young ladies in the house. He finally married a
young and beautiful girl. He professed to lie a
commercial traveler. He was frequently absent
two or three weeks from his wife, and during
that time she never received more than two
letters. When he departed he never permitted
his wife to assist him in packing his
valise. He said it was his humor to pack
Ins valise, because women were forgetful
One day he went on one of his usual trips
saying he would return in two weeks. Two
weeks fiassed and two months, and lie did not
return or write to the almost distracted wife
He had often told her never lo go down town to
the business house and bother his employers
w hen he was absent. She had never even gone
to his place, or business w hile be was at home
Disregarding his injunction in her alarm about
his absence, she went to the firm and discovered
that no such man as her husband had ever been
connected with the house. She then consulted
the police and found that over a month after
her husband left her he was captured and con
victed of robbing a bank, and was then in Sing
hmg serving a ten years’ sentence. Did she
pine and die* No; she procured a divorce anil
married again. Her present husband is wealthy
and be idolizes his pretty wife. He knows, toil
his wife s history. They move in good circles."
"Prisoner, did you kill this boy*’’
"I did, your honor; I cut his throat. He shot
me in the ear witli a rubtier sling, and ”
.y, T “P prisoner is. discharged, and the sheriff
will give hull back his knife, and tell the janitor
to sharpen it for him.— Burdette.
It* superior excellence proven In million* of
homes for more than a quarter of a century. It is
used by the United States Government. In
dorsed by the heads of the Great Universities aa
the Strongest. Purest and most Healthful. I hr.
Price’s the only Baking Powder that does not
contain Ammonia, Lime or Aium. Sold only in
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
NKW YORK. CHICAGO. ST. LOOM.
A. R. ALTMATER & CO.
A. R. AKmayer 4 Cos.
Misses’ $2 Kid
and Pebble Goat
Spring Heel Shoes
SI $) this week
French Calf Hand-
Sewed Shoes S5
this week at ALT
Fancy Plush Albums, Autograph and
Photograph, two hundred different styles,
from $1 to §lO.
Combination Plush Whiskbroom Holders,
with leveled mirror, §1 25 to ?'-* 50.
Imitation Russia Leather Glove and
Handkerchief Boxes, satin lined, complete
set, only $l.
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 50c. 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 artistio line of Toilet, Manicure and
Brass Goods of every description.
An extensive line of Bisque Dolls, Drums,
Chinaware, 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
Hee! Shoes, our Boys’ and Youths’ School
and Dress Shoes, and our Ladies’ and Gen
tlemen’s Dress and Walking Boots. 35c. to
$2 saved on every pair Shoes purchased
*-JT' Mail orders receive careful and
Store Open This Week Until 8 P. M.
FOR THE TEETH
I* made from New Material*, contains no Acidh
Hard Grit, or injurious matter
It is Puke, Refined, Perfect.
NoTniire Like Lr Evan Known.
From Senator Cogsreshall.--*‘ltakcpttM*
tire In recommending Zonwelse on account o it*
efficacy and purity.”
From Sirs. Gen. I.osrn f n Dentist. Dr.
JR. h. €-nrroll, Washington, 1). C.-”I have had
Zonweiss analyzed. It is the most perfect denti
frice I have ever seen.”
From lion. Thus. P, Johnson. F*.
Gov. of IVlo.— M Zoiiweiss cleanses the teeth thor
oughly, Is delicate, convenient, very pleasant, and
leaves no after taste. Sold bt all decgoi&tb.
Price, 35 cents.
Johnson & Johnson, 23 Cedar St., N. Y.
For sale by LIPPMAN BROS., Ltppm*nl
Block, Savannah. .
JGOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 187&
Warranted ab.olntely P nr "
Cocoa, from which the eiees* o
Oil has been removed. IthaaMt
timm the. strength of Cocoa n>‘
with Starch, Arrowrootor Sugar,
I and la therefore far more econo
1 leal, coating Uaa than one ctj 1
I cup. It i> dellcloue, nourish *•
■ strengthening, easily dlge ,
land admirably adapted for Inv
Ends as well as forporsons Id heaaa.
■ Hold by .verywhere.
I.BAKERS CO.,Dorister, Ma&
You all know what
LTMAYER &. CO.
are. They will not
fail this week in
keeping up their
past reputation and
helping their cus
tomers to make a
big saving. Maybe
enough to lay in a part
or all of next Sun
day’s Christmas din
ner, or enough to
equal part of a
week’s wages. This
is certainly the place
to make hard-earned
wages buy a dollar’s
worth worth carry,ng
In the line of Holi
day Novelties we
have a most elaborate
anything ever shown
heretofore. Our pur
chases have been ex
and are hardly de