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WHERE THEY COME FROM
THE ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF THE
tifcMY OF TRAMPS.
They Are a Relic of the War and Re
cruited from all Classes-Distin
guished Men Who Have Become
Shiftless Wanderers-The Reason
and Remedy. *
From the New York Star.
“Where do all the tramps come from?”
' This is a question that is often asked, but
it is one that is never answered. Most peo
ple suppose that the professional tramo is an
idle, uneducated man, who, after becoming
a drunkard, wanders about until he loses
self-respect. That this is an error a few
facts in the possession of the writer will
The regular tramp—lazy and ragged, un
shaven and shiftless, half thief, half ruf
fian, who wanders from town to town and
frightens lonely women on farms and in vil
lages—was a creature almost unknown in
America twenty-five years ago. But at the
close of our civil war there were let loose
Upon the country a class of men who had
acquired a confirmed habit of straggling
from the lines of mar hing troops during
the progress of an active campaign. Con
stitutionally averse to and restive under
military restraint and discipline, these army
stragglers invariably slipped from their
places in the ranks at the first convenient
opportunity. Sedulously keeping aloof from
the moving columns, tb ./ loitered in field
corners or the depths of a wood, cooking
coffee and consuming the rations received on
It was a curious and unprofitable habit,
for the “straggler—a “coffee cooler,” as he
was termed by the better clast, of soldiers—
seined very little by it, except to escape
from guard or picket duty during a march,
though the chance for foraging among hen
roosts and to plunder lonely dwellings had
a fascination tor him that' was seldom re
Many a Colonel has wished that these
vagabonds would desert during the next
campaign and so rid his regiment of their
unwelcome presence forever. But, having
a wholesome fear of facing half a dozen
muskets as deserters, the stragglers were a
curse and a disgrace.
Tbo war ended at last, and the opposing
armies melted away as the soldieis entered
the pursuits of peace. For a time the
straggler lounged about in the character of
a hero, and it was noticeable that they had
seen more battles than usually fall to a sol
dier. Utterly idle and dissipated, these
men finally degenerated into Vamps, and
thus a multitude of vagabond ruffians be
gan roaming over the country. From this
teaven has risen the present generation of
Year after year this tramp army grows
larger aud larger and more troublesome,
the problem how to check the evil being one
difficult to solve.
drunkenness is the most pro
lific cause for habitual tramping. A once
prominent New York lawyer is now a mis
eracle tramp. He stood in the trout rank of
his honorable profession and fascinated
juries by his eloquence, but a love for liquor
sent him so rapidly on the downward path
that he lost bis clients, his reputation and
Sitting behind the desk of a police station
one b.tter cold night, the writer saw this
mise able man creep in aud humbly ask for
a lodging. The sergeant pointed to a door,
and the shivering tramp shrunk away to
sleep on a plank, being only too happy to be
near a red hot stove
“I remember that man,” said the ser
geant, “when he cross-examined me as a
witness in a case of robbery, he being the
prisoner's coun el Little did he or 1 then
think he would ever come to me as a tramp
for -a night’s lodging. How things do
change in this world.”
Interested in this case, the writer went
down to the stifling lodging room and offer
ed to help this 1 wyer-tramp if he would
try to reform and regain his manhood. His
reply w r as a pitiable one.
“It's no use, I cannot do it. I've sank too
low. My o'dj desire now is for liquor. The
appetite s too strong for me to resist. Be
sides, how can I ever hope to regain my old
standing in the community! No, l am a
tramp, and I must continue to be a tramp
until the day I shall fill a pauper's grave.”
A few years ago a journalist of consid
erable repute and talent, who had made his
mark on more than one newspaper in this
city, was well-known for his neat dress and
pleasant manners. To see him at his desk
dashing off epigrammatic* editorials or
giving orders to his subordinates, no one
would dream that he could ever become a
tramp. But so it was. Domestic troubles
drove him into intemperance in vain hope
of drowniug his sorrows. The love for
drink grew upon him and hurled the unfor
tunate man down the journalistic ladder
until the day arrived when he could not ob
tain any employment. Then he disappeared
and his old comrades lost sight of him. A
few weeks ago, while parsing through
Park row, I encountered a ragged, rough
boarded man, his linen shirt black with age,
his clothes stained and threadbare, while
there was a wolfish look of hunger in his
eyes that SLartled mo. Having a good mem
ory for faces, I knew I had met the man be
fore; but he had disappeared in t, e m ivi ig
crowd before i had identified him with the
editor who once was my comrade.
Twelve years ago a young actor trod the
lioards of one of our leading theatres, his
line being the portrayal of tin ideal gilded
youth of fashion. His portrait was in every
window ami his breakfast table was littered
With billet doux and social invitations.
Prosperity led him into excesses and he be
came a wanderer. I saw him in Chicago a
few years ago slouching along Michigan
avenue in tattered, nmd-stuineu garments,
with a pair of dilapidated shoes that d.d not
afford any protection to his blistered and
swollen feet. The handsome face of tbo
once favorite ac'or was now bloated
and hidden by a matted beard, and his eyes
were bleared and reddened by liquor. That
winter hp was found dead and frozen stiff
under a truck by ono who had been a com
rade of hi.s before the footlights, and who
saw ills body placed in a docent grave for
the sake of old times.
In ISW I saw a brigade move forward in
spleuilid stylo on the Held of battle. At its
bead rode a tine-looking man, wearing the
uniform of a General. A thorough soldier
and a brave man, he led his command for
ward most gallantly aud carried the posi
tion assigned him. ' Had be met his death
then it would have been well for him, for
lie would have died in the hour of victory
and at the zenith of his fame. But with
the days of peace he became a drunkard and
finally a tramp, who was glud to accept a
few cents from any of his old soldiers, being
lost to all sense of shame in his terrible
degradation. He finally closed his eyes in a
charity hospital, a mere wreck of his former
Twenty years ago I was sent to Interview
n Philadelphia politician on certain issues in
his State. He was then considered one of
the leading men ttf his party, for he had
filled a s at in Congress and was preparing
to run for Lieutenant-Governor. I found
him at home, surrounded by a lovely family
of boys and girls and m iny evidences of
substantial comfort and luxury. Thestate
ments he made during the interview were
considered to l>e of great weight and im
portance, but he failed to wiu the coveted
jiosition of Lieutenant-Governor. Chagrin
led to indulgence in strong liquor, and, the
gate once opened, he continued to tread that
I>atu until his home was broken up and his
political standing ruined. One hot summer
afternoon I stood at the door of the Astor
House in company with some friends, when
n sbocking-1 oking trump stopped and mur
mured forth an appeal for help. To my sur
prise one of our groun who had always
manifested a horror of "tram?# put his hand
m his pocket and gave the applicant a silver
“Something new for you,” said I, “to be
giving money to tramps.”
“I know it,’’ he replied, “but didqjt you
recognize who fie was!”
“No; who is bet”
When the name of the Philadelphia poli
i tician was mentioned I realized how low
] nu ‘ u can fail, even in this country, where it
j is supposed any one of push and deteriuiua
l tion can secure a compentenej.
1 hese are only a few of the many cases
within my own knowledge where men of
talent aud education have sunk into the
nnre of trampdom. In nearly every case
their descent was due to drunkenness, but
the great uiajori y of tramps have not that
excuse for beginning the life.
Two young mechanics decide.! to enjoy a
few weeks oi camp life. They bought a
square of canvas, a few dishes and cooking
utensils, and proceeded to make themselves
comfortable on the banks of a lake near
Trenton, N. J. Here they lived during
July and August, feeling more and more
disinclined to resume work as the weeks
slipped away. Toward the end of summer
money grew scarce with them, and it was
considered good fun to rob the neighboring
hen roosts. Finally their presence became
a nuisance, and the farmers drove them
away. The mischief was done, and two
more recruits were added to the tramp
There was an errand boy employed in a
newspaper office who was bright aud intel
ligent. He fell in with evil companions and
took to pilfering postage stamps and what
odds and ends lie could pick up in order to
gain extra pocket money. Being detected,
he was of course discharged and finally
joined one of the numerous street gangs
which infest this city. Not long ago tins
boy. now grown to manhood, stopped me in
the street as a tramp. He told me he bad
been in nearly every State east of the Mis
souri, and confessed that he had never done
an honest day’s work in all that tune.
Men seek employment and fail; their cour
age and confidence is lost. Little by little
they go down until compelled to sleep on
park benches or in station houses. Here
they meet with congenial tramps and learn
the ways of trampdom. Then they adopt
the life and seem forever unable to extricate
themselves. Had a helping hand lieeu ex
tended at the proper time they would have
escaped and remained honorable members
of society. But how seldom it happens that
the helping hand is extended. Too often in
difference permits a man who is seeking the
means of earning a livelihood to drop into
the ranks of the tramp army.
The tramp evil is one that has received
much attention from those whose instincts
lead them to try aud improve mankind, but
no concerted effort has been made to reclaim
tramps or remove the evil. In some States,
notably Connecticut, it is a misdeamor to be
a tramp, au 1 any one detected in even aid
ing one of these outcasts is subject to a fine.
The consequence is that tramps avoid these
States, and flock to others where the laws
are more lenient.
What is needed is a society for the refor
mation of tramps,coupled with laws for
cheir punishment if they persist in clinging
to the life. Police lodging houses should he
abolished, and in their stead refuges for the
homeless ought to be established and au
earnest effort made to obtain employment
for them By this means many would be
saved, and in time the genus tramp would
become extinct. Of course the work would
lie a tedious one. hut Americans are pro
verbially charitable, and it only needs to
supply a channel through which contribu
tions could flow. A kind word or art will’
do wonders, and hi proper hands such a
movement would not only save many a good
man and woman, but really add to the ma
terial prosperity of the country; for to trans
form a tramp from a drone into a worker,
self-sustaining and self-respecting, is to in
crease the natural wealth. That would be
an anti-poverty society that might accom
plish something. W.
A CONJURED MULE.
A Woman’s Experience With a Florida
From the New York Tribune.
White Rolling Pines, Fla., Dec. 21.
Melausa was very serious at breakfast this
morning. It was not until we were renew
ing what Ronald calls the “anti-ant water"
in which the legs of our table constantly re
pose as a safeguard for the food thereon
that my friend revealed the suoject of her
thoughts. Then she confided to me that she
was unable to think of anything but Honest
Ben. It. may bo remembered that Honest
Ben was the name of Melausa’s mule. She
says be never deceives one in anv
way, for he never pretends that he is
going to do anything but walk, and he
never does. That is, he never did until yes
terday. She asked me if I had noticed that
she was gone longer than usual when she
made her daily trip to the post office. I
was obliged to confess that two or three
hours, more or less, I did not not.ee, for it is
a matter of half a day for her to go the mile
and a half to the village. It req ares much
less time for either of us to walk than to go
•with the mule, but as my friend says she
bought the mule to ride, and she must ride,
or lose all the money she paid for it. Be
side, time is of no importance here, any way.
Honest Ben not only will net trot or canter,
but he frequently stops and stands still for
five minutes. His owner says he lias never
deceived atiout this, either; there isn't a bit
of deceit about him, auyway. He
doesu’t stop to rest; his object in" thus linger
ing appears to be to enable him to collect
his tuough sand bring them to bear more
forcibly upon whatever topic may occupy
his mind at the time. Melausa thinks be is
a mathematician, and is frequently involved
in the struggle to solve auubtruse pr. Lein.
Besides those mathematical propensities,
another development occurred yest-rday.
“I went somewhere besid s to the p st
office,” she said. “It seemed t me I mast
get out of that path, if only to see a few
other pine trees, even though I couldn’t
have t >ld them from the'pine trees I see
every day; only it was something to know
they were not the same ones.
“As you leave the village, you remember
there is a way that opens along the river’s
edge, where two big palmetto trees stand.
The general direction is slightly toward
home, and I thought I could branch off
when 1 chose, aud come back here to the
settlement. It took Honest Ben a great
while to get really into the now way, and
we had only gone a few rods beyond the
palmettos when lie stopped. I thought at
fii*t ho had merely paused to work out a
problem, and 1 sat, still, of course, for there
was nothing else for me to do. I could see
the water 1 lending away at my left, curving
off in the blinding glitter or the sun. T
could see some great white Southern birds,
too, flying low toward the river; and once a
gayly painted little steamboat puffed by,
carrying a party of men and women who
laughed a great de 1. It looked hot out on
the water, but where I was the air was de
lightful. I was quite happy fora half bom - .
At the end of tliat time l wished I could go
on, for I saw a long snake dangling down
from a tree-liuib that hung far over the wa
ter. To my extreme joy and amazement,
Honest Ben began to walk forward t he mo
ment I asked him. He went perhaps a
quarter of a mil and he seemed to be leav
ing the river, when ho stopped again. And
when he stopped, a small black boy in a
striped shirt came out toward me. T men
tion the shirt particularly, because it was
ail the garment he sore, therefore the only
one that could be mentioned. He did not
seem to loook at me at all, but fixed his
eyes on the mule, and stared with all his
power. The mule seemed uneasy for the
first time in my acquaintance with him.
He evpu raised his bind legs a little—was it
possible be was about to do something not
siirictlv honest? Tne black lioy turned and
ran, crying out ‘Oh. granny! Datarcun
jurod mule am darT ”
Me.ausa aused in the washing of the
breakfast dishes and turned to Ronald, who
“Now,” she said, “Ronald, you have been
here longer than I have. 1 "want you to
te 1 me what acunjurod mule is?”
“Certainly,” sad my nephew, briskly.
“It is—why, it is—why, it is a eunjured
mule. But uow did you getaway?”
“I didn’t, ior a good while. I can’t tell
how 1 felt, sitting on a strange animal that
had been cunjured. It is a sensation unlike
anything I have ever experienced before.
'1 he boy had appeared to go into a hut of
bushes, cs nearly as I could tail. In vain I
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1887.
tried to make Ben start up. His feet seemed
to bore into the sand. The child kept re
peating li is cry, and soon em rged again,
followed by a horrid old negro woman who
was bent, gray and toothless, and who lacked
not one attribute for the making of a first
class witch. She was even leaning on a
stick, and leered up at me apparently from
the whites of her eyes. She came close,
aud 1 had to stay there and lot her look at
me, which she (lid for a long time, fre
quently making a kind of chuckling nosise
which tempted me to shriek out. She kept
saying, ‘Jis so, its so,’ and walked round
and round me. I gavo a stiff blow with
my whip on Honest Ben’s hind quarters, but
his feet only went down deeper in the sand.
Then this wretch laughed, and shook her
head and said: ‘Whippin’s no good.’
“After she had done this as long as she
wanted to do it, she stood in front of me
and said, away down in her throat:
“ ‘To tell the troof, miss, dat ar mewl am
cunjured de wuss kind of a way. I know
what I am speakin’ ob, fur I cunjured dat
mew l myself. I reckon yo’ bought dat crit
ter ob T. Jefferson Smith, an’ I jis cunjured
it arter he bought it; an dat's de plain
reason whuffer he sells it. I fix de mewl so's
’twont go out ob a walk. Aiilt dat so?’
“ ‘lt’s true, it never goes out of a walk,’ I
“ ‘Zackly so. An it neber will,’ was the
answer, and then the old woman looked at
me long and significantly before she re
peated, ‘an it neber will.’ After a moment
sho added: ‘I say now dat animiie netier
leavedis very spot, p’raps: ouiess— ’ here
she gazed at me again. 1 tried to say with
bold confidence that I would find a conjure
“When she beard these words she
chuckled, and her face was worse to look at
than before. I was so desperate that I
struck Honest Ben once more, with the
same effect as at first.
“‘What am yo’reckonin’, fur ter git a
conjure doctor i inquired the old woman.
“At this moment the steamer from
Pulatka whistled, and I saw its white shnpe
gliding by on the river. I had a momen
tary temptation to throw myself off my
steed, abandon it to the woman, rush down
to the river's edge and claim protection
from the people on that boat. Instead of
perpetrating this flight, however, I looked
at the witch craveniy, and asked in a cow
ardly manner what she meant by ‘unless.’
“ r lt toilers,’ she said, ‘dat dem as cun
jures, kin oncunjure.’
“Having said Ibis, she remained silent to
allow the remark to sink into my mind.
“I confess I was somewhat bewildered. I
think the very sight of that negro woman
would have bewildered anyone with a spark
of imagination; and my mule wouldn’t
“ ‘I don’t believe you can make my mule
go home,’” I raid.
“ ‘Jis try me.’
“‘Very well, I will try you. What are
your terms?’ ”
“ Til oncoiijure dat mewl fur one dollar
and fifty cents,’ was the definite answer.
“But I had no money with me and told
her so. I promised, however, that I would
pay her to-day if the mule came all right.
She told me that the word of a lady like me
was exactly as good as money. She also
said that she had been grieved that such a
lady should have been cheated into buying
a conjured mule, and she hinted that, by
payment of a small sum weekly, I should
be able to keep Honest Ben in a state that
would render it impossible for any other
conjurer, no matter how powerful, to have
any effect upon him. I declined to make
these weekiy payments, so you see I retained
a small potion of my senses. After a little
palaver of this kind, I insisted upon the im
mediate removal of the spell. She retired
out of sight, to perform the necessary incan
tations, I suppose.” .
“Did the boy remain?” inquired Ronald.
“Yes; 1 think he was behind me some
where. You need not be cynical. Take
the facts. After a short time the witch
came forward and announced that ‘he am
oncunjured.’ I shook the tines. The mule
darted forward precisely as if somebody
had stuck something sharp in him from the
rear. lli actually trotted a rod or so. Thru
be walked the rest of the w-ay, as usual.
When I took the saddle from him, I looked,
and found a small puncture that had oozed
a few (Jrops of blood on one of his flanks.
Now, you see I must pay $1 50 to that ras
cally witch for having a knife stuck into
Honest Ben. I expect her after the money
momentarily. I wish, instead of keeping
my we might tie her to a stake anu
“If you’ll leave her to me ” began
“No: I gave her my word. And there
comes the boy now.”
Surely there was the small shirt blowing
in the wind, and the sturdy black legs
making slow progress toward our cabin;
tbeowu-rof legs aud shirt being so green
over to the sucking of au orange that he
staggered as he walked.
We have not seen H’lange since the day
when her grandfather conducted her from
THE PRINCE OF SOCIALISTS.
Some Points About the Most Danger
ous Man in England.
Paris Cor. Chicago Tribune.
Mr. Hyndman, who is now the chief
leader of the Socialists in Eng an 1, is as w. 11
known here as in Loudon. He is a very
cautious man. and, while he is probably
more than any one else directing the present
ngitation. he is careful to keep himself out
of the clutches of the law. You wftt
probably never hear of him being looked
up, no matter how ill his followers may fare
Mr. Hvudman is not an ignorant, rune
man. He is rich and highly educated, aud
is accomplished in social graces. He is uow,
I suppose, about 45 years old. His father
left" him a fortune of several hundred
thousand dollars, and by shrewd business
ventures he has increased his wealth until
now be must be almost a millionaire. lie
was educated at Cambridge University and
was graduated there with high bor.o s.
After a short stay in London and Paris,
where be was wel in the social swim, lie
went out to Australia. There he rose to
eminence as a leader of the free-school
movement, and Jw also made a great deal of
m mey. Then he went on a long journey
among the islands of the Pacific Ocean and
finally reached America. He was much
pleased with the United States, especially
with tbo opportunities for making money
which he there enjoyed. In the pursuit of
libs business enterprises he has frequently
since then visited America with great
pecuniary profit to himself.
Mr. Hyndman is a vigorous and power
ful man, of plain and even ugly features,
but with an air ot authority and imperious
leadership. He is fluent in soeei h aud can
be po ished at will, though in haranguing
the mobs of London he affects awutrse and
vulgar style of expression. As I have said,
he was once popular in good society. Hut
of late he has been ostracised. He onco iie
longed to the Garrick and New University
clubs, two of the highest-toned clubs in
London. He was expelled from them, or
from the latter. at any rate,
on account of his anarchist ut
terancerf, aud it lms been remarked that ever
since then the Socialist mobs have jaid moi e
attention, in the way of window-smashing,
to those two ciulis than to all olhers put to
gether. I should say from what I have
ben of Mr. Hyndman during his many
visits to Paris that be is the most dangerous
mui in England to-day. He is in the prime
o. life, equipped with a splendid education
a ui a wide aud deep knowledge of affairs,
tie is full of energy and ambition. Ho is
cynical, fearless and yet cunning to an ex
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mob until they break all restraints; yet he
w.ll keep bmiso f out of the reach of tl e
1 tw. lie will not sjieok a word for which
he might be indicted; yet his words will in
cite a tnob to utmost violence. He is n
constant communication with the leudeisof
the revolutionary el raente of Paris, and
has long planned with them a s.multaneous
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laid on any street, whether the traffic is light or
IcDoDOflil k Balliysl
Machinists, Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths,
~ manufacturers or
STATIONARY and PORTABLE ENGINES,
VERTICAL and TOP-RUNNING CORN
MILLS, SUGAR MILLS and PANS.
\ GENTS for Alert and Union Injectors, the
simplest and mast effective on the market;
Gullett Light Draft Magnolia Cotton kin, liis
best in the market.
All orders promptly attended to. Send for
Thisis the Top of the Genuin?
Pearl Top Lamp Chimney
Allothers, similar are imitation
Insist upon tb. Top'.
(OS SALE EVERYWHERE. MaeE ONLY EY
SEP. A. MACBETH & CO., Pittsburgh, Pa.
T utfs Pills
J. If. ATIIET, n prominent drnggf*
of Holly Spring*. 911**.. *ay*i ••Yont
pills are doing nonders In tbl* atate
The sale of Tutt’s Pills exceet
those of all others combined
They are pecnlfarly adapted to mala
rlul dIN.-nse*. Our pbysiciana all pro
SOInO EVERYWHERE. j
Office, 41 Murray Street, New York
a T prescribe and fully '
endorse Big G as the
dFtSSr t Gams la inly specific for the cer i
JKawl TO ft lain cure of this disease. !
aaMpOunronlmd nos (j, H. lNr.fi A HAM, M. D. ;
esuoStninu-'t. w Amsterdam, N. Y. |
ex MrdntYirsytks We have sold Big G for
Sssae.-.. many years, arid It has :
ctaatoi -t yen the best of aatls
■■l ClaaHiialfJMi faction.
Ohio. D. R. Dvc h v 4 fn..
sL Sold by Drugglata. !
We are too Busy to Say MuctC
But we will say Such Facts
that will cause you to
spend your Money
with us provided
Money is an ob
ject to you.
We have determined not to wait until after Christmas,
when nobody wants Winter Goods, to make a closing out
sale, but we will do it right now, while the public stands in
need of such goods. We positively have reduced prices on
all of our Winter Goods fully one-third, and* therefore otTer
such bargains as will do you all good. We will close out at
Our elegant stock of DRESS GOODS.
Our magnificent stock of BLACK SILKS.
Our excellent stock of COLORED SILKS.
Our beautiful stock of Priestley’s MOURNING GOODS.
Our immense stock of English tailor-made Walking
Jackets, Our Plush Jackets and Wraps, Our Newmarkets,
Russian Circulars, and our large stock of MISSES’ and CHIL
The same reductions —one-third off—we offer in Blank
ets, Shawls, Flannels, Ladies’ and Gent’s Underwear, Hosiery
of all kinds, Comfortables, Housekeeping Goods, Gold-Headed
Umbrellas, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, etc.
NOW IS YOUR TIME FOR REAL BARGAINS.
GOODS FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
AT OUR BAZAR.
Tie Grandest, Most Extensive, Tie Most Eleiam,
AS WELL AS THE CHEAPEST
To be found anywhere in the city, We can’t enumerate the
articles because the variety is too large.
Do not fail to examine our stock; we simply offer you
such a line as can only be found iu a first-class house in
Special Bargains This "Week:
A 25-cent full regular GENT’S HALF HOSE for - - • -10 c.
A 25-cent full regular LADIES’ HOSE for -----10 c.
A 25 cent DAMASK TOWEL for 10c.
A 25-cent CHILDREN’S UNDERSHIRT for 10c.
A 25-cent GENT’S UNDERSHIRT for 10c.
A 25-cent N ECK HHA W L for Ilk-.
A 25-cent HAIR BRUSH for sc.
A 25-cent RED TWILL FLANNEL for lHe.
A PURE LINEN DAMASK NAPKIN for sc.
A .Vceut PAPER NEEDLES for lc.
A 5-eent PAPER PINS for ------- - lc.
A 50-cent JERSEY for .......... 35c.
153 BROUGHTON STREET, SAVANNAH, GA.
To the Public.
Pfftte [in' S|i nil Sunt 1888.
The unprecedented trade in our Millinery Business dur
ing 1887 is owing to the constantly adding of Novelties and
the immense increase of our stock, which is doubtless the
Largest of Any Retail Millinery in America, exclusive of
New York, and our three large floors cannot hold them.
Already our importations, Direct from Europe, are ar
riving, and on Our Third Floor we are opening Novelties
for Spring an it Summer in Ribbons, French Flowers and
Feathers in the Most Beautiful and Novel Shades. We
are sorry to be compelled, for want of room, to close our
Winter Season so soon, which has been so very successful,
and from to-day all our Felt Hats, Fancy Feathers and
Trimmed Hats will be sold at any price. Our Ribbon Sale
will continue until further notice.
MAMMOTH MILLINERY HOUSE.
J-ricMTl UK. CARPETS, MATTING, ETC.
CARPETS! CA RPETS! CARPETS!
Now is the time for Bargains in Carpets.
A fine selection of Cotton Chains, Union’s Extra Supers,
All Wool, Two and Three-Plys, Tapestries and Body Brus
sels just arrived. Our line of Furniture is complete in all
its departments. Just received, a carload of Cooking and
Heating Stoves. So call on us for Bargains. We don’t in
tend to be undersold, for cash or on easy terms.
TEEPLE & CO.
193 and 195 Broughton Street.
SAMI DOORS, BLINDS, ETC.
Vale Royal Manufacturing Cos.
President SAVANNAH,_GA. T - Sect'if^ndTreaA
CYPRESS, OAK, POPLAR, YELLOW PINE, ASH, WALNUT.
MANUFACTURERS of SASH. DOORS. BI.INDS, MOULDINGS of all kind? and description!
CASINOS anil TKIMMIXOS for all claws of dwellings, PEWS and PEW ENDS of onrown
design and manufacture, T KNUD and SCHOLL BALUSTERS, ASH HANDLES for Cotton
Hooka, CEILING, FLOORING. WAINBCOTTINO. SHINGLES.
Warehouse and Up-Town Office: West Broad and Broughton Sts.
Factory and Mills: Adioinino Ocean Steamship Co.’s Wharves
PULASKI HOUSE, - Btranuh,
Under New Manacament.
HAVING entirely refitted, refurnished and
made such extensive alterations and re
pairs, we can justly say that our friends and
patrons will find THE PULASKI first dare In
every respect. The cuisine and service will be
of the highest character. WATSON A POWERS,
Proprietors, formerly of Cnarleston HoteL
THE MORRISON HOUSE.
NEWLY fitted op offers plea-ant South rooms
and dxcellentboard to those wishing regu
lar. transient, or table accommodations. Central
ly located on line of street cars, affords easy ac
cess to places of business, and suburban resorts.
Prices moderate. Corner Broughton and Dray
ton streets, opposite Marshall House.
NEW HOTEL TC>GNL
(Formerly Bt. Mark's)
Newnan Street, near Bay, JackaonviDa, Fla
WINTER AND SUMMER.
THE MOST central House In the city. Near
Poet Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella
Baths, Etc. $2 at) to $5 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNL Proprietor.
O. DAVIS. X. A DAVIS.
<f. DAVIS A: SON,
Provisions. Hrain anil Hay.
Also, feed stuff, kick, flour, wheat
BRAN, BLACK COW PEAS, BLACK-EYE
PEAR, GEORGIA CROWDERS, CLAY BANK
PEAK, VIRGINIA and GEORGIA PEANUTS.
Orders by mail solicited. G. DAVIS A SON,
11*1 and 108 Bay street. Savannah, Ga.
Grocer, Provision Dealer & Com’n Merchant,
NO. 161 BAY ST-. SAVANNAH, GA.
Jas. E. Grady. Jno. C. DkLktisc.
Jar. E. Grady, Ja
GRADY, DeLETTRE & CO.,
Successors to Holcombs. Grady A Cos.,
WHOLESALE GROCERS, and dealer* to
PROVISIONS, CORN, HAY, FEED, Etc.
Old Stand, corner Bay and Abercoru streets,
W. W. GORDO*. F. D. 81/XIDWORTH. BURNS GORDOK.
W. W. GORDON & C 0„
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Cotton, Rice, Naval Stores,
112 BAY STREET, - . SAVANNAH, GA,
JOHN K. GARNETT. THOMAS V. STUBBS. *. H.TIBOH.
G-arnett, Stubbs & Cos.,
94 BAY HT., SAVANNAH, GA.
Liberal advances made on consignment* of
a. L. iiAirmißair
BUYS AND SELLS on commission an Claeses
of Stock* and Bonda.
Negotiates loans on marketable securities.
New York quotations furnished by private
ticker every tltteen minutes.
WK T. WILLIAMS. W. CUKKINO.
W. T. WILLIAMS & CO.,
ORDERS EXECUTED on the New York. Chi
cago. and Livemool Exchangee Private
direct wire to our office Constant quotations
from Chicago and New York.
cotton - exchange.
GEO. W. ALLEN,
CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE,
Noe. I ft.') and Broughton Street,
SAVANNAH - GEORGIA,
KISH AND 6VBTERS.
” ’ ESTABLISHED IKS. ~ '
M. M. SULLIVAN,
Wholesale Fish acd Oyster Dealer,
150 Bryan t and 158 Bay lane. Savannah, Ga.
Fish orders for (Vdar keys received here have
l. a McCarthy,
Suooessor to Chaa E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, GAS and STEAM FITTER
48 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA.
P . J. FALLON,
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
88 DRAYTON STREET, SAVANNAH.
IpSTIMATES promptly furnished for building
'j ot any clasa
tat ttj lils.
"YyE are making an extra quality of OBITS
and MEAL, and can recommend It to the trade
as superior to any iu this market Would be
pleased to give special prioee ou application.
We have ou hand a choice lot of EMPTY
BACKS, which we are selling cheap.
BOND, HAYNES & ELTON
SThls Belt or Regenera
tor is made expressly
for the cure of derange
ments of the generative
organs. A continuous
stream of Electricity
permeating thro’ the
parts must restore
them to healthy action.
Do not confound this
with Electric Belts ad
vertised to cure all ills;
It la for the os* specific purpose. For full In
formation address CIfiEEVER ELECTRIC
BELT CO.. 103 Washington St.. Chicago 111
~ ID .A. ID-I 3U S I
DO your own Dyeing, at home, with PEER
LESS DYES. They will dye everything.
Thev are sold everywhere. Price 10c. a package
—4O colors. They have no equal for strength,
brightness, amount in packages, or for fastuess
of color, or non-fading qualities. They do not
crock <>r smut. For sale by B. F. I’mcr.a, M. D.,
Pharmacist, corner H rough ton and Houston
street*; P. B. Rsin, Druggist and Apothe
cary, corner Jones and A’oercorn streuta;
Edwakd J. Kntmr.it. Druggist, cornet West
Broad and Stewart street*