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GEORGIA COTTON DAMAGED.
RAINS HAVE BEEN HEAVY IN THE
COTTON (;iiOWlN(i SECTIONS.
While the Total Rainfall In Helot*
the Average the Rains Have Not
Fallen Ev enly and the Cotton Ter
ritory Has Been Hard Hit—Effect
of the Injury to C rop lias Sent Fu
ture?* Markets Skyward.
The chances are much of the cotton crop
will be damaged by the heavy rains which
have prevailed the last ten days. The
damage will lik:*ly he felt heavily in Geor
gia. and all tlie Gulf states excepting
Texas, where the reports do not indi
cate that the rain has done a great deal
Georgia Is yet behind in the normal
amount of rainfall, as compared with the
average for June for the last twenty
ei-r Jit years. Accrrding to figures furnish
ed ahe Morning News by the weather bu
reau the rainfall from June 1 to last night
was 3.51 inches, 1.47 behind the normal
for the month, which is 6.61 inches. For
the Savannah district, of the cotton belt
the rainfall is .60 inch behind the normal
from .Tan. 1 to last night. While the rain
fall so far this month is 3.51, for the en
tire of June, 1890, was 1.07 inches; for
IS9B it was 4.58 inches, for 1897 it was 3.94
inches, for 1890 it was 5.31 inches, and
for 1 95 it was 6.08 inches.
While average rainfall for the month is.
behind the rain has not been distributed
as in previous years. For this reason
cottdn and other crops are damaged con
siderably throughout the state. The re
ports which have been carrying the cot
ton futures markets skyward have shown
great damage, and it is probable that sub
sequent events will confirm them.
The following are the latest summaries
from crop sections of the Weather Bureau
in the cotton belt:
Louisiana-Weather conditions very fa
vorable for prosecution of farming opera
tions and growth of crops; sugar cane and
rice in excellent condition; corn mostly
laid by; cotton is being cultivated second
time and early planted blooming freely;
• potatoes, cotfpt as, a 1 fa if a and minor
crops doing well; rain would be beneficial
•Mississippi—All reports discouraging,
except few southern counties; owing to
continued rains cannot work grassy crops;
no sunshine to promote growth; corn turn
ing yellow; cotton getting red and lousy,
few blooms, fair stands; oats damaged
and some destroyed; fruit, gardens and
vegetables injured; lowlands submerged,
grass and weeds rank.
Arkansas.—Wet weather stopped culti
vation generally; cotton and corn very
grassy, and weedy in most sections; un
less dry weather sets in soon, many fields
in low lands will be abandoned; wheat
nearly all harvested; potatoes generally
good, some rotting in ground; fruit, ex
cept apples and pears, promise good.
Alabama.—Rainfall excessive, partic
ularly in southern counties, many low
lands flooded and abandoned; corn silk
ing. generally promising, but needing cul
tivation; cotton grassy, running to stalk,
lice damaging, squaring slowly, few
blooms; wheat and oats yielding satisfac
torily, some damaged in shock; minor
crops promising, except melons rotting;
peaches plentiful, quality deteriorating.
Georgia.—Daily showers in nearly nil
parts of the. state, excessive rainfall In
numerous localities; crops very grassy;
fair weather and sunshine badly needed
for cleaning and working; cotton suffering
from moisture and damaged bv lice; corn
flourishing; melons shipped from Brooks
county heavy; peach shipments continue;
gardens, sugar cane and peanuts doing
Florida.—Excessive rains damaged mel
ons and vegetables on low lands; corn and
cot bon goo*) growth, but many fields
grassy, work delayed by we: soil: large
acreage set out in sweet potatoes; rice
doing well: melons, peaches and pineap
ples plentiful; citrus trees and fruit in
Sotlrh Carolina—Excessive rains in west
ern portions, elsewhere favorable weath
er; corn small, but doing well, earliest laid
by; cotton grassy in northwestern por
tion. where chopping is unfinished, crop
needs cultivation, elsewhere small, but
healthy and' growing rapidly; lice preva
lent. Sea island needs hot weather; to
bacco buttoning low, cutting and curing
begun; grain harvest nearly finished,
some damaged by rain; rice and minor
North Carolina—Drought in central por
tion thoroughly broken in rain Saturday
and Sunday; crops in condition to reap
full benefit and are improving rapidly;
cotton clean, healthy', vigorous and form
ing squar - fr but small for the
season, chopping finished; corn excellent,
being laid by, and earing well; tobacco,
peanuts. r? e, potatoes and melons doing
well; wheat an 1 oat harvest nearly over;
peaches, chenyes and blackberries ripen
Tennessee—Almost daily rains since the
■’3th: heavy and damaging in many local
ities, especially in the southwest portion
of western division, where immense dam
age to -crops and fences is reported;
wheat harvest in progress and greatly
hindered by rains: much loss feared from
sprouting in shock; corn, cotton and to
bacco sadly m ■ ling cultivation; oats im
proved; potatoes and gardens doing wei:.
Forecast for Sunday and Monday—
Georgia. South Carolina and Eastern
Florida: Local rains Sunday and Mon
day; fresh southeasterly winds.
Western Florida: Showers Sunday;
fresh to brisk southeasterly winds. Mon
Yesterday’s Weather at Savannah-
Maximum temp- nature 2:20 p. m. 83 degree;
Minimum'temijeiature 11:30 a. m. 70 degrees
Mean temperature 70 degrees
Normal temperature 8° degrees
Deficiency of t mperature 4 degrees
Accumulated deficiency since
June 1 38 degrees
Accumulated deficiency since
Jan. 1 degrees
Rainfall H > llcll
Normal 93 inch
Deficiency since June ,1 1.47 Inches
Deficiency since .Jan. 1 69 inch
River Report—The hlght of the Savan
nah rivet at Augusta, Ql 8 a - m - tfSth me
ridian time) yesterday, was 9.S feet a rise
of 0.3 foot during the preceding twenty
Cotton n gion bulletin. Savannah, Oa.,
for the twenty-four hours ending at S a.
m., 75th meiidian time, June 23, 1900:
Bta lon ~t Mat.' Min. Rain
Savannah district. |Tem.|Tem.; fall
Ala- ilii, or: lit In 81 72 ; .08
•Albany, cloudy 55 74 .00
Atnf-i I •!*.' cloudy ! 8.") 71 | .10
Ba nbridge, pt. cloudy .. 83 72 .05
Kastman, cloudy ! 5,5 73 | .00
Fort Gaines, cloudy 81 72 | .93
Gainesville, Fla., raining j 73 i 68 2.60
Millen. Ga . oh ar 1 85 i 70 | .05
Quitman raining - So | 69 1.30
Savannah, cloudy' : 83 j 73 j .01
Thomasvlllo. cl'.tidy i *0 : 73 j .49
Waycross, cl tudy 73 | .10
•it aeived too ate for telegraphic meant.
No rat fall in Texas
Heavy Kai s—Chari ston, S. C., 2.72;
Chereyv lit, I.a, 1.9'; Hobelln, La., 2.70;
Shi v iOit La., 1.92; Vicksburg, Miss.,
22; Gr ensboro, N. C ., 1.70; Gainesville,
| I>lst. Averages.
I No. |- 1 1
i Sia- Mix.i Mln.|Rali
Centra! Stations. |tlon*;Tem.|Tero.| fall.
Atlanta ~T7j 12 so |~4 | .61
Augusta | 11 1 82 i 63 : .50
Charleston i 5 84 7" j 1.04
Galveston | 28 | 98 | 72 j .00
Little Rock j 11 | 86 | 66 .46
Memphis I IS | 78 | 64 .52
MohiJe | 6 ] 84 | 72 .04
Montgomery | 8 I 88 | 70 | .08
New Orleans | 10 I 90 | 72 j .80
Savannah | 12 | 82 j 71 f .48
Vicksburg | 10 | 88 : 70 ' .48
Wlimington 10 j 71 j 66 | .48
Remarks.—Slightly higher temperatures
over the Atlanta, New Orleans and Vicks
burg Districts, while over the Galveston,
Mobile and Montgomery, the increase has
been decided with very high temperatures
in Texas. There have l>een rains in oil
districts except Texas-heavy at points
in Louisiana, the Carolina.-, Mississippi
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at nil stations. June 23, 1900, 8
p. m.. 75th meridian time:
Names of Stations. | T |•V Raln.
Norfolk, cloudy | 7 | g~|~ -p
Hatteras, cloudy | 76 | 14 | .00
Wilmington, cloudy i 74 1 72 I T
Charlotte, cloudy j 76 : g j t
Raleigh, cloudy |76 and i .45
Charleston, cloudy | 76 j 22 | .08
Atlanta, raining j 70 | 12 | .98
Augusta, cloudy | 78 : 12 i .32
Savannah, raining 76 I 12 ! .10
Jacksonville, cloudy j 76 j 6 j .12
Jupiter, cloudy jBO 10 ! .06
Key West, cloudy | 82 i 8 ! .00
Tampa, raining j 78 j 8 j .28
Mobile, ptly cidy | 80 s j .02
Montgomery, cloudy j 72 j L |1.20
New Orleans, cloudy ...' 80 |lO | T
Galveston, clear | 86 | 8 [ .00
Corpus Christl, ptly cidy! 86 j 12 j T *
Palestine, cloudy 78 | L ; .00
T. for temperature: V. for velocity.
H. B. Boyer, Weather Bureau.
DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE HIM.
Man With n Broken Leg Suffered
NNlille \uthorities Disputed.
A negro named McLeod, formerly em
ployed in the neighborhood of Fairfax,
S. C., by the Florida Central and Penin
sular Railroad, was brought into the city
lust night with a broken leg that he had
received while stealing a ride on a train.
The man was taken off the train by 1
friend who accompanied him, and w,t
put on the sidewalk while the police were
telephoned for an ambulance.
The injured man said he had been hurt
in the vicinity of Fairfax, and that the
“operator" at that place had given him a
ticket and told him to come to Savannah,
and go to a hospital. A ticket had also
been given to one of his friends, with the
understanding that he would accompany
the W'ounded man, and see that he was
taken care of after he got here. The
police, when they were informed of the
facts of the cose, at first refused to take
the man to the Georgia Infirmary, claim
ing that the railroad officials had no right
to bring the man here as 0 burden on the
city, and the trainmaster was so notified.
He, however, claimed that as the man
had come on a regular ticket, the railroad
was not responsible for hts being here,
so he refused to take any action whatever
in the case. When this answer had been
received by the police to prevent the man
from suffering for want of attention, the
ambulance was sent, and he was taken to
the Georgia Infirmary. The trainmaster
was notified that the railroad would be
held responsible for whatever charges that
may be incurred for his treatment.
LAST OF THE DOG CASES.
Twelve Hundred AVere on the Be
The Recorder has at last succeeded In
clearing the information docket of the
dog-tax cases, of which more than 1,300
had been reported.
Previous to the time of the taking of
the dog census only 600 dogs had been
reported for taxation; the remainder of
Savannah’s canine population, the 1,200
cases reported on the docket, were listed
by policemen, who were detailed to look
them up. The total number of badges
taken out is about 1,900. an increase of
nearly 150 over last year.
BY SEX MAS M ACM AM'S (“MAC”).
Author of “Through the Turf Smoke,”
“ 'Twas in Dhroll Donegal,” Etc.
(Copyrighted, 1900, by Seumas McManus.)
Corney Higarty, the pensioner, -was an
inveterate old bachelor—or, still worse, a
misogynist—himself; and had many sarcas
tic things to say at the women’s expense.
When the neighbors gathered around the
fire in his little cfebin on winter nights,
and Toalna Gallagher led off a general
assault upon old bachelors, Corney’s bit
ing wit flowed freely in return. But when
his assailants, by dint of their number
and persistence, drove him back from cov
er to c<fver, Corney eventually fell back
upon his grand an unassailable position,
and made an affective stand upon his story
of the “Parvarted Bachelor.”
In them days, or thereabouts, when my
gran’father'e great-gran’father was a
youngster, there was a chap lived in the
neighborhood in Dublin named Rody, that
the neighbors called Rody the Bachelor,
bekase, like meself, he had small gradh
for the women, on' people thought he'd
no more marry) than he would give his
head for a football.
Rody was warm an’ well-to-do, with a
snug farm an' a thrig house, milk cows
an’ dhry cattle goleor. He was as happy
as a hedge sparra to all seemin’, an' lived
in aise an’ contentment with himself an’
the whole wunT. Then, when at a wake
or a weddin', or some other sort iv a spree,
the neighbors got at Rody about why he
didn’t marry an' take a wife till himself,
Rody always laid down his docthrine to
them. “I'm as happy,” he used to say,
“as the Lord (thanks be to him!) can
make me. I have paice, gracte an' content,
an’ what more docs a man need? Them
takes a woman takes throuble, an’ them
marries make-s worry for themselves. Yez
often enough say yerselves, ’No cow. no
care,’ an’ I say, ‘No woman, no woe.’ If
I got the best woman in the wurrl she
couldn’t like me better nor I like meself.
So, .ill things considhered, it seems ip me
that it’s I am the Wisest man iv the lot
iv ye to keep meself happy when I feel
meself so.” An’ (hat was. time an’ again,
(he burden iv Rody the Bachelor’s song.
But, sirs, wondher* ’ill never cease.
There was a slip of a black-eyed gixsach
(girl), wan iv the neighbor’s daughters,
WHEN DOCTORS DIS
What Become* of the Patient?
Doctors have their hobbles as well as
oilier people and in the treatment of dis
ease often carry them too far fer the pa
tient’s good. For lns'ance In the treat
ment of Indigestion or dyspepsia many
doctors give bismuth and nothing else,
others rely on pepsin to bring their pa
ti nts through, still another doctor treats
stomach (roubles with the various vege
table essences and fruit suits.
Now one or the o.her of these excel
lent remedi's beeom s a hohby with the
doctor who has had most success with
the particular one In questlcn, lecuuse all
of tin m are first cla‘ remedies f r lo
dges* ion and dyspepsia, but not one of
them al ne Is so good as a comb nation
of all of them, such as Is found in
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, which con
tains not only vegetable essences and
fruit falls, but also the freshest, purest
pepsin nnd bismuth, making altogether
u remedy unsurpassed for every form of
Indigestion, sour s o.uarh. nervous dyS
p< psla, brli'hlng rf gas, distress after
eating, sleep'' ssness, headaches, etc.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets Is not a se
cret patent nostrum, but you can see for
yourself what It is and knowing this, its
success as a dyspepsia cure Is not sur
prising. All druggists recommend and sell
(hem at 60 cents.
THE MORNING NEWS, SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 1900.
st y lish ta^*
( ilpj'l *°. r ' mai^e
weight and n
A Summer Sonata,
A little line of lovely BA
TISTE PER GALE and
LAWN DRESSES, elegan
tly designed and trimmed.
Real hot-time comforters.
Half Price to close.
and other useful and orna
mental charmers, at heart
rending prices. Hand bags,
Pocket Books, Belts, Combs
and Hair Ornaments, Metal
On Parasol Remainders.
, GIRLS’ FROCKS,
Hosiery, Underwear, Gowns
come to milk the cows mornin’ an’ evenin’ ,
(or Rody wan time his hand tuk bad with
(he whittle an' he couldn’t milk himself. |
An’ Una—she was named Una—she used to j
sing "An' cailin dheas cruite no m-bo,”
"The Purtv Girl Milkin’ the Cow." to keep
the cow quate while she milked her; an
Rody would be standin’ be the cow's head
seratcfiln’ Brawny’s neck to keep her
quale likewise. But be (he time Rody’s
hand was better of the whittle, he per
suaded Una to continue cornin’ (o milk
bekase that the cows milked belter, he
found, to a woman; an’ Una, without much
persuasion, consented. An’ the neighbors
thev all sayed, "Ay, Ay," when they heard
this. So for the length lv a long summer
Una she milked away an’ sung away, while
Rody the Bachelor was gettln’ more silent
an’ thoughtful, an’ less light-hearted day
"Then, Rody,” Bays Bhe, "Get Into Ter Coat, an' Don't Let the Grass Grow
Undher Ter Heels.
be day, till at length It was plain to be
seen as the hill lv Blnban that an cailin
dheas cruite na m-bo was Ringin’ away
tha heart out iv him So, It didn't by no
means come like a thunderclap when the
news went roun’ that Rody had discovered
his cows wouldn’t give the milk till any
wan but Una. since she had made on them
so. an' that he decided he'd have to mar
ry her, so he'd have her to milk always.
An’ married they wor, too, an’ had a
mortlal great weddin’ entirely, at which
poor Rody. had to siand his own share
in sconcin' about hIR suddlnt change,
him that was so sore again' all women
kind. An' In right good part Rody tuk
it all. He sayed there never was no rule
since the wurrl’ begun that hadn't an
exception, an' his Una was a'most the
only wan exception to the docthrlnes he
used to lay down.
Fr Pat was wan of them that used to
have the greatest passages with Rody
The quiet season is the time to pick up real advantages. Every inducement
that tends to reduce stock is now atloat. The uniformly high standard of our
goods guarantees money-making to the fortunate buyer. Whether you are
going away or not it will pay you to look through every department. You are
;sure to reap a harvest of value that will stand you well for present or future
use. The time to buy is now.
WE ARE AWFUL ANXIOUS TO SELL.
n MONDAY! To-morrow morning we will put on Spe-
MORNIIMfI cia * S a * c a line of really fine Ladies' and
MnV up Children's Hosiery. As we don't want to
JYHJVIiK. be crowded out of house and home too
suddenly, we won't mention prices. You'd better be here.
A SKIRT DANCE
The frou-frou of val
'?mL ;ii Wtm ue, and price is mu
sic to the bargain ear.
Pure Linen,StSi; $1.59,
Pnro I man extra light weight in neat
rillC LI Hell. stripes, lace linen, plain *Ol 7n
linen, crash and crash with polka dots. Weres2, wiD | ,0u
LOVELY JL Pre “>
SLIPS lS? and Checks
AND anc * plain linen colors,
FROCKS Were $1,50, now 89c
FOR ||;| MADRAS and COT
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girls. y 45 c to $2.50.
Ask to see the Corsetine Wrappers. Neat patterns
in captivating Percale Wrappers for 90c
B. H. LEVY & BRO.
about not marryin’, an’ he was now help
in', as hard as he could, the neighbors
to salt him for his sujdint change.
“An’ is it your belief,” says Fr Fat,
"that Una’ll go as far as you used to
think a woman should afore she'd be
worth takln’—that she likes an' will like
ye better nor you do yourself?"
"My Una," says Rody, "sartlnly goes
that far. That’s why I tuk her.”
"Whew-ew-ew!" says Fr Pat, that way.
“Fr Pat," says Rody, "ye may whistle
or do as ye plaise, but it's so.”
Fr Pat looked hard at Rody for a min
ute. to see was he railly so far gone
entirely as to believe that. "An'. Rody,”
soys he, "do ye railly believe it?"
“May I nivlr ait the bread In corn If I
amn't sartin tv what I say,” says Rody.
"Ye're a dale foolisher man than I
thought ye,” says Fr. Pat. "Would ye
ye'll be in the same opinion this day
"I'll bait ye,” says Rody, "my spot
ted springer again your oul' gray mare
—an’ that's long odds—that me opinion
Isn't althered this day twermonth."
"Done,” saye Fr Pat. "An' yous, boys,
are all witnesses lv this."
Rody promised Fr Pet faithfully to
keep the thransactlon a deep silcret from
Una. An' so he did. Rody was tn the
hlght lv good humor over it, for that he
felt so sartin lv Una's love for him, an’
so sartin, too, that It would last, as It
was not for wan twel'month or fifteen,
but for fifty-five twermonth.-, If God ‘ud
only spare them that long.
An' sure enough, the second month they
wor married Una sartlnly seemed to be
fonder Iv Rody than she was the first;
an' the month after she was fonder lv
him than the other two put together. An’
so it went on, month after month, Una
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NET SKIRTS, appliqued with Pique
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Nothing elsewhere in town to compare
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seemingly gettln' fonder iv Rody an’
Rody prouder tv Una every new day that
come. An' every time Rody ’ltd meet
Fr Pat he'd have a hearty laugh at the
priest; an' “Fr Pat,” he’d say, "I hope
ye’re gtvin’ my gray mare all the atten
tion ye should.” "Och, nivlr mind—nivlr
mind, Rody," Fr Pat ’ud suy, "the year
isn’t up yet. It’s yerself had better take
good care lv my spotted springer; mind,
I'm warnin’ ye." But. ach! Rody would
break his hearty laughin' at the foolish
ness iv the priest.
Well, the twel'month seemed long puss
tn' to Rody till he'd humiliate Fr Pat.
But the longest lv times 'll pass some
time, an' the longest lv stories ’ll some
time have an end. An' Rody's year, too,
wore round at last till It come to the last
day tv It. An' on that very evenin’ Rody
me* Fr Pat at a neighbor's funeral.
"Well?" says Rody.
“Well?” says Fr Pat.
"What time Will I ha sendin' a garsun
over for the mare the morra?” says
"Ah-ha!" says the priest, "I see It's al
ways ‘too sure, too loose,’ with you,
rr 1 ,q£
Plaise Step Ou* Here With Till I Lowse
Ye Out This Spotted Spelnger.
Rody. It Isn't 12 o'clock the morra yet.”
"God look to your wit, your rever
ence!" says Rody. "Ye’re the dhrownd
in’ man catchln’ at a very thin s*hraw.”
"Rody McGinn,” says Fr Pat, "there
was a gentleman kilt another man tn
anger some daye ago—kilt him dead. An’
that glntleman la now undher sentence
lv death—to be hung outside Dublin Jail
the morra mornin’ at bre’kwust time.”
"Well?" says Rody.
"Well,” eys the pries*, “this Is a great
glntleman entirely, an’ he has advart-tst
all over the counthry that he’ll give five
hundred poun’ to any man thug ’ll act
as substitute for him, an’ get hung In
’.’Well?” says Rody.
“Very well,” says Father Pat, "we’re
now go4n’ to put Una o the final teat
whether or not she likes you better nor
you like yerself. You’re to propose to
get hung In this gintleman’s place, eo as
to get the £SOO for Una—an’ then, we ll
see what we ll see.”
“Hal ha! ha!” laughed Rody. "Ye
poor, foolish Father Pat, ye! No, nor
If It would fifty limes five hundred she
would ge* by It. Una wouldn’t listen for
wan minute to such a purposal.”
"Never mind—never mind." says
Father Pat, says he, smilin’ such a con
fident smile as angered Rody out an’
out. "Never mind.” says he, “you do as
ye’re bid—an’ we’ll see what we’ll see."
“I’ll make the purposal." says Rody.
"an’ yer reverence ’ll be responsible If
Una faints or dies lv heart dlsatse.”
"I’ll be responsible,” says Father Pat,
says he, laughin’, tf Una fu-lnts or dies Iv
hear* (ilsaise; an’ I’ll put over her a
monument higher nor the church steeple
an’ I’ll Inscribe It, ’Here lies the strang
est woman ever lived—a woman who
loved hen man better nor he loved him
That night as Rody an’ Una sat acros*
the fire afther their supper. Rody smok
in’ an’ Una sewin’ a patch on an owl
coot iv his, Rody says:
"Uha, there’s a glntleman to be hung
the morra mornin’ for killin’ another.”
“Poor devil," says Una, "may the Lord
have marc-y on ’im.”
“An’ he’s od-vartdst that he’ll give
five hundred poun* to any man that of
fers himself to get hung In hts stead,"
"Lord look to his wit. the r>oor ama
dan,” Una says, "doesn’t he know In his
heart tf he has a particle tv sense at all,
at all. tha* he’ll get no suchan a fool
in all Iwlan’ as ’ill offer to do the likes
lv that, If he was given all the worl’ for
a farm-steadin’, an’ Coravelgh for kitch
"Una.” skid Rody, ”1 have been thtnkin’
that five hundred poun' would make a
mighty nlcie windfall for you." and Rody
was ready for the spring If he saw any
signs lv Una gotn’ to dhrop.
"A mighty ni'* windfall, Indeed,• says
’Una with a smile, "hut how could the
likes lv me come by it.”
"If,” eays Rody, breakln’ It gently still,
“I give meself to be hung In his place."
Una dhropped the needle from her fin
gers, an’ sat up with a start. "What!"
It was goln’ to be the dlvll’e own sore
thrial upon poor Una’s narves; but Rody
had to go through with it.
“Una,'’ says he, "five hundhred poun’
■ud mane so much to you that I’ve been
thlnkln’ what a mortlal nice present It
’ud be to make to ye, an’ consequently
I’m goln’ to offer meeelf to be hung in the
"Arrah,” says Una. gettln’ up an’ throw
in’ her arms around his neck; "Arran,
Rody. Rody! me own durlln’ Rody! Its
the Jewel lv a man ye are! I loved ye
with all the veins in me heart afore; but
now I love ye ten times more. Rody,”
says she. "have ye sent In yer offer yet?”
Rody says "no."
"Then, Rody, pulse Iv me heart,” says
she, "get Into yer coat, en’ don’t let the
grass grow undher yer heele till ye're at
the Jail. Here ye are," saye she. lifting
his coat from (he peg an’ shovin' it on
"Una, ITna,” says Rody. an' the poor,
poor fella, near cryin —“Una,” says he,
"It's dark an’ It's damp an’ It'll be time
enough to give in me offer be the morn
"Time enough," eays she, shovin’ him
out lv the door; "rime enough lost the
scone. If ye wait till mornin' some other
man 'lll have the foreway In y*. God
bless ye. now," says she, "an' run as If
there was ten dlvils afther ye."
When Rody got back she had a fine,
warm supper for him. "An’ yet must go
to yer bed as soon as ye all it, Rody.”
says she, "so that ye’ll be to rise In
good time. It 'ud he a downy poor thing
entirely If I was to lose five hundred poun'
by yer steepin’ a few minutes longer nor
ye should. In the mornin'."
“I have been thlnkln." says Rody, "as
I come bock, thlnkln' that, after all, I'm
afeerd I can’t get hung the morra.”
tion to the young ladies gratis.
This will be a week
in our Waist department.
Prices won’t be strong
enough to talk loudly, but,
“dear me,” they will carry
A Sailor Strike
White, blue and mixed Straws
with black, colored and pol
ka dot bands, worth from
75c to $1.25 —You may pick
This is the brand of the
I)CSt Muslin Underwear made.
We have any kind and va
riety of UNDERWEAR for la
dies, misses, girls and chil
dren that is worth having
L'sle, Balbriggan, Gauze
and the noted sanitary Stutt
garter, in combination suits
or single. Pure wool, but in
practically gauze weights.
It costs a little more than
the general run of Under
wear, but there’s health in
Don't slight the perfect
of Savannah. Variety and
quality unequalled anywhere
Wash Ribbons in
satisfactory selections —and
they wash. '
"For why? Rody McGinn,” say* Una,
■ Just," Kays Rody, "hekase I haven't
such a thing as a linen shirt. An' I
wouldn't take nil the land ye could see
from the top Jv Carnaween an' go afore
the audience 'll be gathered there from
far an' near an' get hung In an' out'
woolen shirt like this. None iv me fam
ily ever got hung In a woolen shirt an’
it'll not be uficast. to me that I was the
first to disgrace mo family.
T'nu waited to say nlver a word, only
threw the shawn about her head an’ run
out. She was back In short time and
threw n fine white linen shirt upon the
table. "Roddy,” says the. "nlver fear
me. I’ll not see ye bait.”
"for the love Iv heaven," says he, “Un*.
where did you git that?”
"On the priest's hedge," says she; It's
a case Iv needcesstty, an’ the dlvil a tin it
is, even if he Is the priest, Rody,” say®
she; "trust me to see you through this
business with credit.”
Poor Rody shook his head sadly. But
anoit-.er bright thought sthruck him.
"I'm renumberin' now,” says he, "I owe
twelve an' sixpence to Tom Hogan, an’ I
rouidn t go out iv the wurrul’ with that
on me sowl.”
"Borrow it ofT one lv the neighbors un’
pay him,” says Una.
"I’euts, woman!" says Rody, "ye might
as well climb un apple tree to gather wall
flowers. Tile neighbors hasn't a penny."
"Walt a bit," says Una, an' out she
dashed again with the shawl on her shoul
ders, an’ was back In small time. An'
from under her shawl, when she came
hack, she produced a box an' tumhled its
contents out on the table, an' counted It.
"The fid's good till un, Rody,” says
she, then, there's 13 shlllln's an' three
ha'pence in It.”
Poor Rody picked up the empty box
which she had cast Into the tire, an’ look
ed at It. It was the poor box from the
Poor Rody shook his head again, an’
went off to bed.
But he eayed to himself. "Una, 'III repent
yet, when she thinks lv herself."
An' If he went to bed ntself. It's little
he slep that night. An' It's still less he'd
get la've to sleep in the mornln’, for.
afore the streak T day, me brave Una wa
dinnln' intll h! ear that It was time to
get up or he’d he late, an’ throw her out
lv her live hundhred poun'.
"Una," says he, when he goti up—an’
dhressed hlm-elf, an' eat down—“ Una, I've
"What have ye been thlnkln' now."
”1 have been thlnkln'," says he, "ihat
If I'd only not been In too big haste, an'
not mind gettln’ hung this time, may be
there'd be another gintlcman gettln' hung
afore, long who'd offer a thousand poun’
for a substitute."
“Them that breakwusts on hope* 'lll
often go to bed hungry," says Una, "an’
a bird In the ban' is worth thirteen In the
hedge," says she, "Hurry yourself up.’’
"An, 1 moreover,” says Rody, gays he,
"here’s another great dehar. If I go there
'lll he dlvil a sowrl to do a nand's turn
about the house or the farm, an' all ’lll
go to the dogs."
"Rody, darlln’,” sa>* she. "If tbat'e
all alls ye, make yer min' alsy. A win.
some young widda (though it Is meseit
says it), with five hundhred pouns In dhrj
money, not to ment on at all. at all, the
farm and farm stock on’t go long till she
gets a bran' new man.”
"Och—och! och och, och!” says poot
Rody, says he, broken hearted entirely.
An' at this very point who should ]if
th* latch an' walk In but Father Pat him
"Eh? eh?” says he, "what are ye och
ochin' about. Rody?"
"Yer reverence," says Rody, says he,
"plalse step out here with me till I
lowse (loose) ye out the spotted sprlng-
An’ so Corney Hlgarty would say—An'
so, boys, for a warnin', I always keep
afore me eyes the story lv Rody MoQlyno*
the parvaited bachelor.