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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1887.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings —Haupt Lodge No. 58, 1. O. O. F.
Special Notices—As to Grew of British
Steamship Storra Lee; The Anuual Charity Ball;
Notice of Vice Consul of Argentine Republic;
As to Bills against British Steamship Timor and
Spanish Steamship Puertoriquena.
Steamship Schedule— Ocean S.eamship Com
arms, Ammunition, Etc.— G. S. McAlpln.
Mince Meat— A. M. &C. W. West.
Wanted— Lovell & Lattimore.
Cheap Column Advertisements Help
Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent.; For
Bale; Board; Lost; Miscellaneous.
Push Will Tell— L ndsay & Morgan.
A Piano Factory of Our Own- Davis Bros.
Auction Sales— Cigar Store. Mules, hy C. H.
Dorsett; Domestic Sewing Machine, etc., by J.
McLaughlin & Son.
New Year’s Reminder— L. &B,S.M. H.
For Charleston, Beaufort and Port Royal
—Steamer Pilot Boyal.
Bvvearing-off day is close at hand, and
the interim might be consumed in mustering
Up courage to stick to good resolutions.
Senator Colquitt wants “an aggressive
nd not an apologetic campaign.” Doe6the
Senator refer to his own or the Presidential
campaign? It does not matter, however.
He is right in either instance.
A correspondent asks the Baltimore
American: •‘Which is the better city, Balti
more or Philadelphi tf" Both do very well,
fmt if the correspondent is looking for a
home in the midst of beauty and thrift he
bad better come to Savannah.
The Governor of Missouri is an old bache
lor, and he gave evidence of the fact the
ether day by pardoning out of the peniten
tiary two wife murderers. Ho cannot too
oon mend hi ( ways ana fit up for use the
bridal chamber of the executive mansion.
Some of the papers say Gen. Ben Butler
voted the Democratic ticket at the recent
Lowell election, while others claim he put
in a straight Republican ballot. The way
butler votes is of to> little consequence for
iiscuvdon. His vote is not worth more than
that of any one of the millions of obscure
people in the United States.
Mr. Ira D. Sankey, of the evangelical
firm of Moody & Sankey, has been working
si England for some time past, but sailed
for America last week. Upon his arrival
e will stop for a while in Brooklyn and
rest, and in the latter part of January he
trill make a tour of the South, holding
meetings in all the principal cities.
It is estimated that within the past two
fears there have escaped to Canada from
America, embezzlers who stole >30,000,000,
uid that Canadian embezzlers have brought
to the United States $3,000,OJ(I. This is no
Indication that of the two people,'Canadians
ire more honest, 'c here isn’t as much in
Banada to steal, and not as many people to
deal what is thr,.
There is said co be in the Treasury lle
nirtraent at Washington a girl who can
pick a counterfeit bill out of a pile of good
noney containing $30,000,000, and there is
m army of editors of weekly papers in
Georgia who don’t believe she can do any
thing of the kind, and who are willing to
put up the pile if she will come down and
make a test of her skill
Think of it! In as prosperous a State as
Michigan 47 per cent, or nearly half, of the
far os are mortgaged. In Georgia, if one
would take tta- trouble to examine the
•ecords in the clerks offices in the different
tounties, a condition of affairs equally as
sad. perhaps worse, would be brought to
light. Is tiere not some remedy? Of course
t great many of the ills endured by this
kanl-working and important class are
brought on by mismanagement and mis
applied energies, but Congress can afford
>me relief by reducing the cost of the ae
wssities of life.
Facts About the Negro Vote.
The Republican papers so persistently as
sort that the negro vote in the South is sup
pressed, that it is probable that a very large
percentage of the Northern people has an
impression that it is. The Democratic
pap.-rs of the North, however, are la-gin
ning to discuss the subject, and the facts
which they present will remove the false
The Record, of Philadelphia, takes up
Mr. Murat Halstead’s article in the Decem
ber Forum and shows from the figures
therein presented that the charges that the
negro vote in the South is suppressed is
j without foundation. Mr. Halstead is one of
the bitterest of the Republican leaders, and
acts upon the theory that in a political con
test a falsehood persistently reiterated is
alxmt as effective as a well-established fact.
It is certain that he does not. search very
earnestly for the truth. What he wants is
something that will serve his purpose, aud
when he thinks ho has found it he does not
make any investigation of it for fear that
it will prove to have no foundation in truth.
In his Forum article Mr. Halstead gives
the negro vote of the Southern States from
reconstruction days, and shows that there
Las been 5 steadv decrease in it In South
Carolina, for instance, the vote for Hancock
in 1880 was 112,312, and for Garfield 58,071.
i In 1884 the vote for Cleveland was 09,845,
and for Blaine 21,733.
These figures show an extraordinary de
crease in the negro vote in four years, but
is uot the decrease in the white vote also
extraordinary/ The decrease in the negro
vote was a little greater than that in the
white, but it is evident that the difference
was not due to suppression. If there had
lioen an organized and determined effort to
keep t' e negroes away from the polls the
white vote would have been much larger,
or if the ballot boxes had been tampered
with such a difference between the Demo
cratic and Republican vote would not have
been permitted. The returns clearly indi
cate that if there were not a free ballot and
fair count there was suppression of the
white as well as of the black vote.
Asa matter of fact all voted who desired
to, and all the ballots cast were counted.
The falling off in the black as well as the
white vote was due to indifference. In the
last Congressional elections in this State the
vote was an extremely light one. There
were no Republican candidates and there
was no doubt that the Democratic candi
dates would lie elected. Only a few of the
voters, therefore, took the time and trouble
Unless Mr. Halstead and the Republican
papers can explain the decrease in the white
vote in the South they will be unable to
make the country believe that the black
vote is suppressed because it is
not as large as it was when the carpet-bng
leaders dragged up to the polls
every negro voter that could be found. If
the Republican party were to send agents
to the South with plenty of money, the ne
gro vote might be greatly increased, but it
will never again be as large for the Repub
lican party as it once was for th i reason
that a very considerable percentage of the
negroes has joined the Democratic party,
and a very large percentage of thorn has be
come indifferent about voting. They do
not admire the Republican party as much
as they once did.
The Bender Horror Repeated.
Several years ago the whole country was
.horrified by the story of the crimes of the
Bender family. They entertained travelers
at a lonely point on the route between Fort
Scott. Kan., and W.chita, of the same State.
Their practice was to murder those who
Stopped at their place who had the appear
ance of having money How long they car
ried on their horrible practices, or how great,
ths number of their victims was, nobody
knows, A brother of a State Senator dis
appeared and suspicion fell upon the Band -
ers. A search of their premises resulted in
the discovery of a dozen or more bodies of
those who had been murdered, and who hail
been buried close to the house in shallow
graves. It is believed that the Benders were
all shot to death in the Indian Territory by
a party who went in search of them. That
at least is the accepted story of their fate.
Another horror, simil ir to that in which
the Benders were principals, has just come
to light. The Kelly family occupied a house
in “No Man’s Land,” a narrow strip of
country south of Kansas. Liko the Ben
ders, they entertained travelers. People
traveling north by way of the Kelly house
within the last year or two failed to
reach their destiuatiou, and nothing was
ever heard from them. The impression
got abroad, somehow . or other,
that the Kellys were murderers,
and that it was dangerous for travelers to
stop at their place. It was determined to
make an investigation, and a half doz:n
men visited the Kelly House and found that
the inmate* had fbd. They dug up the
grouud in the vicinity of the house and
stables and found ten bodies, showing con
clusively that the Kellys were robbers and
thieves of the worst type.
Of course crimes like those of the
Benders and Kellys are only po’sible in
isolated places. Efforts are beiug inide to
capture the Kellys, but thus far they have
not been successful. There is no punish
ment that could be inflicted upon them that
would be too severe. Both Texas and Kansas
should offer rewards for their apprehension,
and if caught they should be hung as soon
as their guilt is established m the courts.
Mr. Blaine has iterated aud reiterated to
such an extent his enjoyment of perfect
health as to create the suspicion that he is
in poor physical condition and wants to hide
the fact from the public. In speaking
lately with a gentleman who has just ar
rived in this country, he ascribed what he
(oils his “vigorous health” to three causes,
viz; He was born on a farm: second, he
always eschewed intoxicants and tobacco;
third, he never ato pastry, preferring plain
diet. Americans waft their congratulations
over the waters to Mr. Blaine, with the
hope that ho may live long enougn to see
several more Democratic Presidents in
Intelligence has lieen received nt the New
York Yacht Club, through private corres
pondenee, that a challenge for the Amei ica's
cup is on its way to this country. The
name of the challenging yacht is tae Irex,
owned by Col. Jamieson. It is a cutter
between 85 aud 90 feet on the keel. THS
ten months’previous notice which it is nec
essary to give to compete for the cup, will
lie up at the end of this month, but any
challenge submitted during the early part
of January will likely be accepted. The
British are very anxious to capture the cup,
but does anybody believe they will be able
to do so t
The great Leary ratt lias goue to pieces,
and therein it may be conqiared with the
Labor movement iu politics.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1887.
The Gossip About Mr. Randall.
It would be interesting to know whether
Mr. Randall has made up his mind respect
ing the course he will pursue when the bill
to reduce the tariff comes before the House.
One day it is asserted that he and the
Speaker have reached a perfect understand
ing: auother day it is said that he has deter
mined to oppose all tariff legislation that is
not in harmony with the position he has
always occupied, and now it is asserted that
he tells his friends that a tariff bill will bo
passed, and that it will provide for the re
peal of the tobaccbi and fruit brandy taxes.
It is pretty safe to say that Mr. Randall
keeps his own counsel, and that all the re
ports of what he intends to do are mere
guesses. In the last Congress, before the
tariff bill was discussed, it was said that
Mr. Randall would do this, that aud the
other thing, but when the time for action
came he did just what ho had always done,
viz.; ranged himself on the side of the Re
publicans and upheld the demands of the
It is impossible to say what he will do
when the bill to reduce the revenues is con
sidered. The imperative necessity for
such a bill may induce him to re
cede somewhat from his high tariff position,
but it will be a great surprise if be does not
act in opposition to his party in many im
He is much more conspicuous as an op
ponent of his party on the only great issue
before the country than he would be if he
were in harmony with it, and if he had not
always been a protectionist he might be open
to the charge of obstructing his party for
the notoriety it gives him. In the absence
of proof to the contrary, however, it must
lie conceded that he acts upon his convic
tions; but admitting that he is sincere there
is no obligation resting upon his |>arty to
strengthen him with its confidence while he
uses his strength to defeat its policy.
A New Dime Mueeum Attraction.
The report that Miss Elise Friedel, better
known as “Lingg’s girl,” is going to be ex
hibited throughout the country by a dime
museum proprietor, lacks confirmation, but
if such a tour should be made it would,
doubtless, be successful from a pecuniary
point of view. Americans, especially those
of the North and West, are great lovers of
anything that smacks of sensation and
novelty, and never regret the spending of a
dime, or more, when they can get a good
look at some monstrosity, or at people in
whese lives events have so shaped them
selves as to make them objects of gossip.
Here is an humble German girl, possessing
no merits above those of thousands of others
of her nationality ia America, but who, lie
cause she chanced to figure in a little
romance with the Chicago Anarchist who
took his own life, is in a fair way to receive
a considerable weekly stipend for allowing
herself to be taken about the country
and gazed at by gaping crowds. No
doubt Miss Van Zandt, who went
through the farce of marriage
by proxy with August Spies, one of
the Anarchists who were hanged, could
command a good salary by makiug a sim
ilar contract, and Mrs. Parsons could doubt
less find it profitable to become a lecturer.
Their managers would also reap some
pecuniary benefits over and above expenses
as a reward for their highly commendable
efforts to cater to the public thirst for that
which i* sensational. It they did not think
their ventures would be personally remu
nerative, their sense of patriotism in this
direction would hardly be strong enough to
cause them to embark in the enterprise.
Miss Friedel Is not described as the droop
ing, miserable girl that 000 would na urally
suppose her to be, but, on the contrary, she
is a bright-eyed, well-fed, buxom lass, with
a laugh that would dispel any illusion that
might exist as to her intense sorrow for a
departed lover. bhe does not sit patiently
on a monument, as it were, but a strong
chair in the rear of a basement barber shop
in Chicago contains her portly form, and
when she smiles at grief, it is more in the
nature of a guffaw than a meek smile; nor
does melancholy feed upon her damask
cheek. When put on exhibition, hor good
nature will diffuse itself among the sight
seers, and she will be altogether one of the
liveliest ‘‘maids forlorn” ever gazed at for a
Mr. Ingalls evidently thinks one may be
a distinguished United States Senator anil
yet not forget ail he knew when a boy. As
he came out of Willard’s the other day a
street car was dashing along the avenue at
the rate of nine miles an hour. He ran
hastily to the curb, but the car sped along.
The Senator, who sits so sternly dignified in
the presiding chair of the Senati, stopped
halfway to the car track, drew off the glove
from his right hand, and placing his fore
finger and little fl iger in his mouth in that
peculiarly scientific way acquired ouiy after
long practice, whistled a shrill, piercing
note that brought the now distant car to n
standstill, when he resumed his dignity and
walked leisurely forward to take a seat.
The small boys in the viciuitv are said to
have gazed iu green-eyed envy at the stately
“Sunset” Cox has long enjoyed the repu
tation of being the wittiest man on the floor
of the House, and now some wicked p-t Mon
claims he has won that reputation by reason
of his wife’s efforts iu his behalf. Mrs
Cox, says this cold, calculating person, may
often be seen sitting at her window clipping
from the papers and magazines their bright
est bon mots, which are si stomaticalty
arranged in u scrap book and turned over
to the genial Congressman, who, having
read and absorbed them, lets them drop
from his lips like pearls when he sees a
place where they will fit, In other words,
the brainy little Congressman is one of the
most inveterate plagiarists in existence.
His enemies may pretend to believe this ab
surd story, but. liis friends know it does not
come within bailing distance of truth.
The latest discoverer of perpetual motion
lives in Atlanta, and is named Taliaferro,
presumably pronounced Toliver. Mr.
Toliver saw a star shootiug around one
night, and it so haunted him that he
dreamed cut the problem of perpetual
motion. He succeeded in establishing to”
the satisfaction of an Atlanta reporter bis
claims fo the discovery, hut thoughtlessly
omitted to put his model to a practical test.
A man named Dent, in one of the Middle
Georgia counties, has also discovered per
petual motion, but refuses to part with his
secret. The number of perpetual motion
cranks appears to be increasing rapidly.
The “Reform Society” that proposed t o
abolish Santa Claus has disbanded, ami in
doing so it has noted in a very sensible
manner. An attempt to mop up the incom
ing waves of the Atlantic would lie a pretty
big job, but compared with the proposed
suppression of the patron .-aint of Christ
mas, it would be a mere bagatelle.
Greatly to His Credit.
From the Boston Globe (lie in.)
Senator Voorbees classes cigarettes os “lux
uries. ’’ Guess ho never smoked one.
Worrying Himself Sick.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Rep.)
Many a man worries himself sick trying to
understand all the articles published about
Just as Was Suspected.
From the A r cto Yuris Herald (Ind.)
There are nearly 159,000 persons In the State
of Ohio who can neither read nor write. Gov.
Forager is very popular in Ohio.
And a Very Good Breakfast It Is.
From the Boston Post (Bern.)
A typical Florida breakfast at this season
consists of shad, beefsteak, smothi red chicken
and buckwheat cakes, with coffee aud fruit.
New Hampshire, or Ar.y Other State.
Fr on the Aew York Press (Rep.)
Ex-Gov. Cheney thinks tiiat New Hampshire
should name the Republican candidate for the
Presidency. If New Hampshire will name a
gentleman who can carry New York, let her
Few men ever attempt to drown their troubles
in water.— Boston Courier.
A course dinner in a first-class hotel ought to
be a tine affair, of course.- Hotel Mail.
“Woman feels where man thinks." says a
writer. Yes, that is why man is bald. -Puck.
“Nothing worth calling good can or ever will
be started full-grown,” says MacDonald, and it
may be so, but how' about a sneeze?— Journal
A few wealthy Chinamen are trying to con
trol the laundry business of a far Western city,
we are told by an exchange. It should be called
an Ah Sindicate. — Pitch.
About this season of the year you will notice
that the Eastern girl wears a very jealous ex
pression w hen she cracks her jokes about the
size of the Western girl’s stockings.— Life.
Visitor (in House of Representatives, to
guide)—lsn’t it odd the House should have a
blind cha .la n ?
Guide-Well, no. I think not, sir. You see. it
has a tendency to make the members feel more
at their ease,—JVete York Sun.
She had her picture taken and when the proofs
were sent home her sister Gipsy, 5 years old,
was looking at one. She sniffed It, turned up
her nose in a disgusted way and said: “Oh,
Flaxle, how- you must have smelt when you had
your picture taken.” Flaxie, indignant: “I
didn’t. - ” “You must have; just smell of this.”—
A’eus York tar.
“The Judge then proceeded to charge the
jury,” read sirs. McGudley from an account of
atrial. “Now. ain't that dreadrul?” she com
menced, as she laid down the paper “To think
of tak ng those men away from their business
and settln' them down to listen for days and
days to all sorts of talk from the witnesses, and
then charging them for it. It’s an outrage, so
it is.”— Merchant Traveler.
“Paps, what is a conflagration?” “It is a big
fire, iny son.” “And what do they call a little
fire?” “There is no special name for a little fire
Oh. they sometimes call it an incipient tire, and
—let's see—well, it is sometimes called an in
considerable fire.” Why?” “Well, I see your
coat tail is on fire and I was wondering whether
it was a conflagration or an incipient fire.” In
a few minutes the young man had reason to
think it was a conflagration.— Chicago News.
Bi tkins was very pious, very fond of the
ladies, and very bald on the back of his bead.
The other evening he was calling on a Con
necticut avenue gii 1 and was giving her a great
deal of church talk.
“Ah, Miss Charlotte," he said, we are watched
over very carefully. Even tne hairs of our
head are numbered."
“Yes, Mr. Bufkins." she replied, with deep
enthusiasm, “but some of the back numbers of
youths appear to be missing.”— Washington
“Anz you interested in (he newest discoveries
in science and the inventive arts?” asked Mr.
Knowall of Jliss De Pork, a Chicago girl.
"Oh. yes, laden 1 she replied enthusiastically.
“I ara so interested In everything of that sort,
Why. uo you know that when my papa first
went Into the pork busin :ss he had to kill all his
pigs by imnd, one at a time; aud it was dreadful
tiresome. Stic ring 800 or 400 in a day. But, now
he lias machines that simplify and' beautify the
work, so that that they kill and scald and scrape
and cut up thousands in a day at his pork pack
in - parlors, as you would say in Boston, and
the work is done beautifully. You must go
with me and see it some day; it's just lovely I”
CovaiassftMXK “Tom" Rxed, of Maine, is com
paratively poor. He has never taken a house,
kepi a carriage nor given a dinner since he first
went to Washington.
Reports that. Miss Elsie de Wolfe, of New
York, intends to-follow in Mrs. Potter's foot
steps and adopt the stage as a profession are
said to be unfounded.
Charles Dickers, the younger, is quoted as
saying that he had thought of becoming a citi
zen of the United States, butAthanged his mind
on discovering that none but native Americans
are eligible to the Presidency.
“Mmk. Rolfe" was the incognito of the duch
ess of Edl lburg i durin > a recent solourn in
Kom*. The Czar's sl-ter wandered around the
picture galleries unattended and seemed to en
joy the lack of any special atteutioq,
Senator and Mbs. Lelaxd Stanford will
to-day open the 1-athrop Memorial Home for
Young children at Albany. N. Y. This institu
tion is built by- Mrs. [Stanford n memory of her
mother, the late Mrs. Lathrop, of Albany.
The Governor's Fool Guard, of Hartford.
Conn., gives a large public reception to Q jv.
Phitn a C. 1,0 ms. Miry on the evening of Jan. 4
This will the lliith annual reception given by
tins ancient organization to the Governor oi the
Jlhs Sherman acknowledges that he spoke of
bis-presidential "boom" in a jocular vein. A
man who can find fun in such a melancholy
affair n* the Sherman "boom" seems to beat
present is gifted with a sunny temperament by
no means common,
W. Brocoh RrssKLL, a young Englishman of
•W*.' who h is explored every part of the habitable
globe, has left Ixmdon for a pleasure trip in
India. , laud fall Mr. Russell was in New York
and invested $10(1.000 in Tennessee and Alabama
coal und iron stocks.
Alexander COmstock, assistant manager of
the Acade n v of Music, in me youngest man in
his line of life in the U ited States. He is only
ill. He was the protege of a wealthy Albanian.
Mr. Corns.ock is an energetic and agreeab e
young inau, und has been extremely successful.
Mr. ANn Mrs. Robert Garrett, Miss Mary
Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. .1. Swan Eric ami Dr. R
N. dorter have sailed from San Francisco for
Yokohama, Japan. They will visit Japan. China
and India and expect to reach Europe next
spring. Mr. Garrett took no private secretary
11. Rider Hauoakd thinks of spending the
whiter hi the mountains of Greece. The geu
eral reputation borne by the mountains of
Greece make them the must appropriate resi
d-moe for Mr Haggard. He will, at least, find
them more picturesque than lecture stands in
It is not generally known that one of the sons
of Sir Morell Mackenzie, the physician who is
intrusted with the cnarge of tnc Crown Prince
of Germany 's case, is on the stage. He is a
member <>r the Adelphi Theatre Comjvany in
London. In which he figures under the name
H, H. Morell.
One of ex-Gov. Waller’s first public Speeches
was made at Oohanzie, Conn., soon after he left
school. He waxed eloquent over the “honest
farmers of Cohanzie," and won much appl mse.
Next day a couple of farm hands were arrested
for chicken stealing, and ever since Mr Waller s
effort has lieen spoken of as "Tom Waller’s hen
Tub estate of the late Marumduke Blake
Simiison. city editor of the London Time-*, was
es.lmated as being merely worth the bagutelle
of A'144,000. Among extra items, however, was
a collection of pictures worth .A'JO.OjO, so theta
would se“m to he at least uot as yet any urgent
for a collection for the benefit of t e
descendants of the late Marmaduke Blak •
Hli npson, who seems to have given aseignments
to some purpose.
Mrs. Lakar, the women say, is sure to lie
made happy by the transfer from the Cabinet
to the court, When the bench is full, there are
nine families—two more than hi the Cabinet
But whatever is the reason. It Is certain that in
court families have much the easier life, ami an
attoget her better time. Not the hulf is expected
of the court that is demanded of the Cabinet in
the way of social entertainment. No ody
quarrels with the court women about "first
calls.” Indeed, they get first calls from every
body except the Preiidents wife and Vice-
President's wife. This teems to liave been a
courtesy put down in their favor as long ago as
President Buchanan’s administration, fhc
court circle is neither frivolous nor gav 8 aid
Thursday afternoon receptions and formal din
ner parties a id frequeut whist rubbers are the
extant of its social Uisslpatious.
Some United States Pieces Worth More
Than Iheir Face Value.
From the Philadelphia A'etrs.
The only nickel 3-ccnt piece worth a premium
Is that of 1877, which brings 15c., but the little
old 3-cent silver pieces from 1863 to 1878 inclu
sive all have premiums on them ranging from
15c. to 50*. The only nickel S-oant piece worth
a premium is the one of 1877, which us worth 15c.
The quarter of 1863, similar in appearance to
the present issue, which has on its reverse side
no lines hack of the eagle, is worth $2 50, Some
of the older 25oent pieces bring much more—
that ol 1823 bringing 815, and that of 1827 bring
ing 830. Among the half dollars, beside the one
already mentioned, there are sever. I with pre
miums. That of 1776 is worth S2O; that of 1797,
$18: and there are smaller premiums for those
of 1794, -95. 1801, 02. *ls, ’3B and ’52.
The silver dollars come next In order, among
the most valuable being those of 1794 (bust of
Liberty with flowing hair), worth $25; 1830
worth sl3, ’3O worth $lO. ’sl and ’62 worth S2O
each and 58 worth $lO. Other dates with
premiums among the latter issues are 1864, ’55,
'SO, *57, *6l, 63, ' I, 'Go and ’67. The last five,
must be sharp impressions to he worth more
than their face value. The coin highest in de
nomination worth a premium is the B*o or
double eagle of 1849, which brings 850.
The study of the early issues of the various
colonies, prior to the institution of the United
States mint in 1776, is exceedingly interesting.
They are called “Colonial’’ coins, and date from
1694, dux-ing William and Mary’s reign, and
were issued in tne Oarolinas and New England
irregularly up to 1773, under Georga HI.
The issues were in the form of copper cents,
and are now very valuable specimens, being
worth from S2O to $25. The “Continental'’
issue;, as I may call them, although this term
has never been applied before, are also very in
teresting. These were various copper cents,
Issued by a number of the independent States,
namely, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut.
New York and New Jersey, between the years
1783 and 1765. The}' are all litre, many being
very valuable. The first piece of mony ever
issued by the United • rates as a power, uniier
direction of the Continental Congress, was a
silver dollar of the year 1776. Specimens are
worth from $5 to $9.
The Coming' Year.
Prof. fJoMj/*, in Albany Journal'. £
The year as yet unborn and yet to be.
Lies cradled In the great eternal mind.
The dream like drama that no eye may see.
Unacted yet, but written, sealed and signed.
The actors waiting on the silent stage
Till in each hand is laid the written page.
As passing wagon* creak beneath their load.
And thus we mark the burden that they bear,
So groan the burdened years along their road
And as they pass we mark their Toad of care.
Unwise the mortal who to quell his fears
Would rob the future of its blood and tears.
High o’er the pft'taj of the heavy door
An angel stands and smiles on those who
Hope is the name of her vrbo beodeth o'er
And lureth mortals through the mystic gate
Of dawning years, and multitudes in glea
Seek in the future for the joys to be.
As turns our teeming globe toward the sun,
Eternal songs from waking birds arise.
So on the darkened side when day is done
Come up the weary groans and watchers’
So whining fortunes in their orbits run
Through light and darkijess till the day is done.
And we may promise as a sure forecast
This year shall be a year of noble deeds.
A year of self denials, benefactions vast,
A year of shameful sales, of horrid greeds,
A year when noble souls to heaven aspire.
While meaner soul* crawl downward through
So Infant prattle in some homes we hear.
While age dies groaning in adjoining rooms.
The song of wassail jars upon the ear,
While rue and cypress shade the orange
And on the stage the tragic glooms awhile.
Then comes the afterpiece to make us smile.
And what I tel! thee, con it deep and well.
The year shall he thy master or thy slave;
Its tongue shall well earned praises of thee tell
Or whisper requiems o'er an honored grave.
Act well thy part, w ithout a doubt or fear,
And this shall be to thee a kingly year.
The Service a Ring Rendered.
From the yew York Sun.
John Huyler, the merchant whose “Frosli-
ETery-Hour’’ sign has made him wealthy, was
not always rich, and his friends tell a story con
cerning his early days that Is not without In
terest. A good many years ago, when he kept
a little shop over on the west side, Mr. Huyler
took a tnp to California. He was in comfort
able circumstances, and he carried with him
what he thought would he a sum amply suffi
cient to see him through. But in San Francisco,
wnere the opportunities for spending money
are large and multifarious, he suddenly found
himself one morning with only a few dollars in
his pocket. In those days the means of trans
mitting cash from one aide of the continent to
the other were not what they are now. and Mr.
Huyler was in a rather tight box. He wore, how
ever, a diamond ring that had cost S3OO. a,id.
after considering the situation carefully for
some time, be took this ring to an opulent San
Franciscan with whom be had a bare acquaint
ance and sold it for 8150. This sum enabled the
New Yorker to return home. Not long after a
man came into Mr. Huyler's Broadway store,
and it required no great stretch of memory to
recall him as the rich Californian who years
hack hail purchased the Eastern merchant's
diamond. A few moments of conversation de
veloped the fact that the San Francisco man
bad run short of cash in the metropolis, and.
desiring to go West again, had come around to
see if he couldn't sell Mr. Huyler back his ring.
The origfflal owner of the gem dived into his
pocket, handed over three sluO bills, invited the
Californian to dinner, and started him home.
The old ring he uow wears constantly, and he
occasionally exhibits it to admiring acquaint
ances as “the in si friend, geutlemen, the best
friend I ever Itad.”
How the Air Brake Works.
From the Chicago Journal.
Said a railroad man to me to-day: “I'll bet
not one in a hundred of the people who travel
on railroad trains understand how the pressure
of air is used to apply the brakes to a train*
When the air brake was first invented the air
was turned into the cylinder under each car
when the car was to be stopped, and the press
i ure was exerted to force the brakes up against
the wheels. But at the present day tne brakes
are held against the w heels by springs, and the
air is turned into the eyflnders to pu-h the
brakes away from the wheels ns long as the t rain
is m motion, w lien it is desired to stop the train
the air is let out. and then the spriugs apply the
brakes and stop the train. This last method of
u-ing air pressure has great advantages over
the oi l way on the score of safety.
•• Whenever an accident happens to a train,
one of the Hint effects it is apt to have is to rup
ture the air pipes leading from the engine to the
cylinders under the cars; and that of itself
stops the train Instantly. It is very important,
for everybody to un lerstand this matter, lie
cause a child five years old can stop a train in
thirty seconds, from any car in the train, if lie
simply understands how. You w ill see. >f you
lo.'k for it. that there is a sort of rope projecting
from the toilet room of every car. That con
nects with the air pipes under the train, if you
catch hold of ft and give it a little jerk, it will
stop the train before i: has gone SOU yards. ”
From the. London Illustrated News.
The Moore have their own notions of diplo
matic honor, though “honor,’’ I understand,
is a word they have not got in their dictionary.
The Grand Viziers consider that everv Ambass
ador has hts price, and once upon a time a
Grand Vizier went to a minister of a foreign
powe; and offered him JEIO.OJO to drop a certain
question. Insulted at being offered a bribe, the
Ambassador broke out into strong language, as
was bis habit, and so astonished the Grand
Vizier that the latter exclaimed- “If it is not
enough we can make it more.’’ As tbe Aniltas
sador became inarticulate, and showed strong
symptoms of having an apop eptie fit, the Grand
\ izier saw tout ho had mude a mistake, and
“But all your colleagues have taken ft!"
’lmpossible;" cried the Ambassador, “uotono
of them would do no'."
“All of them invariably have,’’ reiterated the
“All of them}"
“All exoept one!”
What Push Can Accomplish.
The first experience of a millionaire merchant
of Philadelphia on his arrival iu Mils country
aptly il list,rat**?, what push can accomplish He
said: ‘ I was without money or friends. I spoke
to a man on the wharf and asked him what to
(10. He replied. Work, young man. Have you
any motto?' ‘So.’ I said; 'what do you meant'
He said, 'Every man must have a mo. to. Now
think of one. Oo out and hunt for work.' I
started, thinking of n motto. A J walked along
the street 1 sa.v painted on a door the word
'l’ush.' I saul, That shall be my motto ’ I did
push at tliat door and entered an office. I was
asked what 1 wanted I said, 'Work, and the
word on your door ijave me not only a motto
but confidence.' My manner pleased the man
He asked me many questions, all of wh.cb were
answered promptly. He said at lust, ‘I want a
boy of “push,” and as you have adopted lhai
for your motto, I will try you.' He did. !Mv
sucrose followed, and the motto that made no
fortune will make tuat of othcrj.'*
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The Sultan of Turkey has bought a Water
bary watch. The task of winding it up is im
posed upon his 900 wives. Each wife devotes
fifteen minutes each day to tbe work, and the
lalior, thus divided, does not become onerous.
James Loveless, a railroad section bdfcs, was
riding on a railroad bicycle on the Pemberton
and Seashore railroad, when lie was overtaken
by an extra train, consistlng of an engine and
Supt. Baunard’s special car, and his machine
run down. He was killed outright.
The Secretary of the Litchfield, (Conn.)
School Committee recently received a box con
taining two dozen extra quality nine-inch foot
balls. They were sent by someone signing him
self “An Old Boy.' wbodesired that they might
be distributed among the twenty-two free
schools of the town.
A stone weighing five or six tons, which had
apparently recently fallen, has been found near
Bearbrook, on the line of tbe Canada Atlantic
railway. It is almost entirely beneath the sur
face of the clay soil on which It struck, and the
ground around shows signs of great disturbance.
The stone is of a dull gray.
Pope Leo XIII. has a passion for planting
trees. His first work after his election was to
plant, the garden of the Vatican with fruit trees
and vines, and this year, for the first time, the
graphs of the Vatican garden are turned into
wine. His holiness gives all orders and person •
ally superintends the o|>eration.
Frans W. Bragg, a Boston boy, who went to
Elsinore. Cal., this fall, was poisoned by poison
oak, and, as a result, became insane and wan
dered away from the hotel where he boarded.
He was traced to Los Angeles by means of let
ters that be had torn up and scattered In his
path, and he Is now in the hospital at Ixks
A Californian says that in August, while
driving near Pomona, one of his parly pointed
out a great mass of tarantulas crawding by the
roadside. The party shot scores of them, and
then succeeded in ge ting fifty or sixty into a
water pall. Then began a tremendous fight be
tween these big spiders, which ended only when
every one in the pail was dead.
Mrs. Nancy Coley, of Easton, Conn., Is proba
bly the oldest born w hite American liv
ing. She wa; born on Greenfield Hill, Conn., In
the fall of 1779. and was so little that the nurse
could and did put her into a pewter teapot and
closed the id. But as the old lady says, 'ii
lived and grew nicely.’’ She bore twelve child
ren, all but two of whom are dead.
One of the men employed to find o "t the leak
of a gas pipe on Market street, Harrisburg, Pa.,
struck a piece of flint with his pick, which
ignited the leaking gas that permeated through
tue limestone rock. No less than 100 flames
could be seen all along the road, and the street
was as light os day. It was not until a trench
was dug and tbe pipe reached that the fire could
Blacksmith Mi: ler, of Louisville, was shoe
ing a mule the other day and drove a nail
through the hoof so that the point projected an
inch and a halt' He wis about to twist, off the
nail and clinch it. when the mule gave his hoof
a tremendous jerk and the nail caught Miller's
arm and completely severed the muscles and ar
teries of the left forearm. Miller's life was
saved with difficulty.
William A. Johnson, who recently died at a
good old age in Lisbon, Conn., was a workman
worthy of the name. He was a wagon maker,
and one of his last jobs was to repairan ox cart
which he buiil in 18IK. and which had been in
constant use fo fifty-five years without repair.
His first job iu Lisbon was to make a set of
wheels. They have been used on a farm wagon
fifty-six years, and are just as good as ever.
Connkctictt farmers who took turkeys to
Hartford just before Thanksgiving to sell from
house to house were considerably surprised
when they were forced to have their scales in
spefcted. Niue out of seventeen were short
weight, and some of them were absolutely
worthless. One old farmer, who objected de
cidedly to the examination, was told that he had
been cheating himself, 10l these many years.
Probably tbe most expensively dressed man
seen in Pittsburg for many a day was Toy Sun,
a San Francisco merchant, who went through
there recenth on his way to Washington. • H s
garments were a combination of silks, satins
and laces, and five big diamonds did duty for
buttons. To a reporter Mr. Sun said that he
thought that the law prohibiting Chinese im
migration was a good one, and should be rigidly
The other day Mike Wallace, a veteran miner
of Water Canon. N. M., was strolling up the
canon with a companion w hen they came upon
a regular herd of bears. Mike began using his
Winchester, and when he bad exhausted tbe
magazine seized his friend’s rifle and continued
tbe fusillade. When the smoke of tbe battle
rolled away, seven bears lay on the ground dead.
Wallace gays that there were nineteen bears in
the bertl. and that the two last that he shot
were within tap feet of him when he dropped
An elderly clergyman, the holder of a living
near Exeter, Eng., let his proclivities for sport
lead him into an amusing mistake recently.
The reverend gentleman, aware of the abun
dance of wild fowl in the neighborhood, one day
went down the river and succeeded In killing six
prime ducks. The duck; were taken to the
soortman s house and one prepared for the
table, when a neighboring tradesman discov
ered that six “tame" ducks of his were lost.
The dead birds were returned with an apology
for the error.
Here's a story told hy the Philadelphia Press
which we re much inclined to doubt. It doesn't
sound a bit like Mrs. Cleveland: “At one of the
receptions given to Mrs. Cleveland in this city
the, wife of a well known citizen of Philadelphia
found herself for a moment close bestie
the President’s wife, and there was one
of those awkward pauses which sometimes
occur, even in tbe m st polite society. The
Philatleiiihiau broke it by sa> ing to t he mistress
of the White House: ‘I suppose you left Mr.
Cleveland at Washington*’ Drawing herself up
toiler full h igbt, Mrs. Cleveland said with
haughty dignity: ‘Do you refer to the ITesideut
of the United States, madam ’’
A very good showing is made by the Freed
man’s Aid Society of the work it has accom
plished. The society has established 21 schools,
employing 121 teachers, with an average at
tenuanee of 4,506 pupils There are 15 schools
for whites, with an attendance of 2.000. To
cam nut the work on the plans proposed'for
next year will require almost $250,000. and of
this sum only S7OO is on hand. Since its founda
tion the society has expended almost $2.iX)0,000
in the work of education iu the So th aud has
school property of almost 81,000.000 in value in
its possession. The receipts for last rear were
$184,124 55, of which sum the conference collec
tion* amounted to $83,080. Bequests viekled
$21.060 25. Of the receipts of $181,421 55, only
$20,957 55 was paid hy students. The total ex
pens- for the year amounted to $133,689 69.
Lotteries are regular State institutions, car
ried oh as sources of revenue by the govern
ments of the continent of Europe, and multi
tudes of poor people year by year sacrifice a
portion of their hard earnings to buy chances
for a prize. A carpenter at Hamburg, who sup
poned his mother by his labor, ami hud Invesled
in ;t share, was watching the progress of the
drawing, hoping for a prize. One evening on
returning home from work a messenger awaited
him. reporting that he hail won a large prize.
He was beside himself with jcy and immedi
ately ran off to see the lottery agent and get the
god news confirmed. The agenttold him there
must be a mistake, as the poor man’s number
had not been drawn at all. The report was
found out to have been a hoax played on him by
S' tie acquaintances. The joy of the man had
been so great that, the disappointment following
completely unnerved birn. He did not go to his
w,,rk any more, neither did he go ho ne to fils
mother. A few days after he was found aim
l"*sly tramping the street*--the excitement had
skittered his reason. He had to bo taken to the
The J r olfref<im!7 oftheClty of Tilsit, PmsJ
da. reports: A girl of 22 bad been left blind
j and paralyzed by a fever. She hud consulted a
number of physicians and had lieen under treat
ment at the hospital of the University at Koen
|igsberg. But it was all to no uvail One day
I ihe poor patient was sit tins; alone in her room,
just above the living-room of her parents, w hen
an unknown Individual entered t.i e room
tapped up to her, and seized loth h r hands'
! She was frighted and attempted to knock with
her chair to call for her family, when the In
truder made her feel a broad knife, tolling her
ho would stab her if she made the slightest
noise. How long he held the pal lent in that
manner is not stated. On 1-aving her he said
be would leave an explanatory paper in the loft
upon which her room opened. Immediately
after the girl heard a noise like the cracking of
burning wood and smof ed smoke tilling her
room. She gave the alarm and her parents ran
up-stairs They found a small fire in the loft
Just before the door of tbeii daughter's room
It was easily extinguished When they entered
t.be room they found the girl in a great fright,
but were most .Joyfully surprised when she
opened her eyes and could see them. She could
also move her limbs a little, and there is good
hope now of her entire recovery. They found
the paper the strange visitor had said he won and
leave, but there was nothing written on it but
a few unintelligible words.
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We also ■wish to state that
the few lines of
Gent’s Toilet Slippers, etc,,
that are left unsold, we will
close out at tremendous sac
rifice. This will be a rare op
portunity for you to purchase
a useful and ornamental arti
cle at a very trifling figure.
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The Savannah Fire anil Maria#
PAID IT CAPITAL" - $200,00U
HOME OFFICE, No. 97 BAY BTREET,
BAVANNAH, - <3-KOK,C3-14r
WILLIAM G ARRAID PresidwH
LEWIS KAYTON Vice President.
W. H. DANIEL Secret art.
Herman- Mverr, Georoe J. Baldwin.
John L. Hammood, Andrew Hanley.
J. B. Dccbworth, 1. G. Haas.
Samuel Meinhard, L. Kavton.
J. H. Estill, David Wells.
C. R. Woods. W. H. Daniel.
STEAM LAI? NUK vT
r po grant my employes a well-merited day of
rest the SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY will
be closed on MONDAY, the 36th inst.